Food Thread: Grilled Meat: Food Just Doesn't Get Much Better Than That!

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From the world headquarters of the Deplorables Global Initiative, Inc. (Bluebell's kitchen table) comes some rather good news!

Would you mind putting a note in the food thread this Sunday letting everyone know that we mailed off our first donation checks this week? We sent $2,500 each (along with a complimentary cookbook) to Marine Toys for Tots and Fisher House. We sent the contributions in honor of "The Horde at AoSHQ." Not to worry; we also sent a letter to each place explaining about the Horde and the cookbook.

Here are some numbers from Weasel, if you would like to use any of these. I know it's not strictly necessary but Weasel feels very strongly (and I agree) that we have an obligation to be very transparent about how the money is being handled.

2,250 paperbacks and eBooks sold to date. Sales continue at a rate of one or two per day.
$8,400 in royalties earned to-date (payment of royalties are deferred up to 60 days)
$1,700 total cost to produce
$5,000 in donations made

Additional donations will be made quarterly as royalties are received while maintaining a small reserve to meet operating costs (annual corporate filing fees, postage & mailing, etc...)


The cookbook was immensely amusing, and it turned out pretty damned well. But sending nice fat checks to two worthy causes makes it a more tangible success. Congratulations to all of the many Morons and Moronettes who contributed their time and bought lots of books!

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Today's snack at Chez DIldo? Pâté on tortilla chips. I am nothing if not multicultural!

What's your weirdest snack?

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Yoko Ono Singing...

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In my younger and more vulnerable days, I used to hang around with a lot of Koreans, and had the pleasure of eating lots and lots of great authentic Korean food. One friend would occasionally give me her mom's kimchi, which was wickedly spicy but incredibly good. One of the fixtures of these meals was that ridiculously simple and fantastically good grilled meat that seems to be ubiquitous.
Korean Kalbi And Bulgogi: Marinated And Quick Grilled Beef
is AmazingRibs version of it, and it looks good! But I don't recall ever having a bad plate of it, so maybe I am biased.
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So, here's a recipe that I wouldn't make in a million years; mint simply does not belong with meat. Yeah, you WASPs and your mint jelly with lamb are just weird, and I will brook no argument about that! Anyway, orange and mint with pork tenderloin just doesn't do it for me, but the technique is solid, and the idea of a salsa to go with the seared pork is a really yummy sounding one. So while I won't use this recipe, I will absolutely make something derived from it.
Pork tenderloin with caramelised garlic and orange salsa
And isn't that a lot of the fun of cooking? Personalizing your food so it is exactly what you want!
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godzilla manhattan.bmp

Or, in the case of the crappy Manhattan I ordered last night at a new local restaurant...where's the sweet component?

Folks, this isn't rocket surgery. It's cocktail making.

Booze + Sour or Bitter + sweet = cocktail.

See? That wasn't too hard!

A Manhattan is made from Rye whiskey, Red Vermouth, bitters (I like Angostura + Regan Orange) and a sweet. I prefer using maple syrup, but simple syrup, or a muddled sugar cube if you are a purist, is fine. Garnish it with a good cocktail cherry or a twist, and you will be all set. Nothing complicated about this recipe. It's a great cocktail if executed well, and a thoroughly crappy one if it isn't.

Oh, it is stirred in ice then served straight up. Not shaken, and not served on the rocks, unless you are a savage.


  • 3 1/2 ounces good Rye Whiskey
  • 1 ounce good red Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 bar spoon (1/8 ounce) maple syrup

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This looks interesting, although I haven't made it so I can't vouch for it.
Pasta e Ceci

Ingredients


  • 2 ounces pancetta, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small celery rib, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 onion, halved and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
  • 1 anchovy fillet, rinsed, patted dry, and minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas (do not drain)
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces (1 1/2 cups) ditalini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (1/2 cup)

Another short pasta, such as orzo, can be substituted for the ditalini, but make sure to substitute by weight and not by volume.

1. Process pancetta in food processor until ground to paste, about 30 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add carrot, celery, and garlic and pulse until finely chopped, 8 to 10 pulses. Add onion and pulse until onion is cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch pieces, 8 to 10 pulses. Transfer pancetta mixture to large Dutch oven. Pulse tomatoes in now-empty food processor until coarsely chopped, 8 to 10 pulses. Set aside.

2. Add oil to pancetta mixture in Dutch oven and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until fond begins to form on bottom of pot, about 5 minutes. Add anchovy, pepper flakes, and rosemary and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas and their liquid, water, and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve, passing Parmesan and extra oil separately.

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1 Mmmmmm.....

Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at February 25, 2018 03:57 PM (TbeeY)

2 That looks like a heart attack in a bun

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 03:57 PM (aC6Sd)

Yesteryear

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As a young child, seven to eight years of age, my parents would take me to the Chicago Northwestern train depot. I would then take a five hour train ride to the town my Grandfather lived in. He would pick me up at the depot.

After my allotted time with Grandpa, I would do the trip in reverse.


I miss that type of innocence.


What do you miss?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 02:00 PM




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1 My mother would deposit me at the bus station. I would take a three hour bus trip from Tulsa to a tiny town in NW Arkansas to stay with my grandparents.

Then the same in reverse. I particularly remember the store that served as a bus depot in that town. In winter, it was always hot and steamy inside from a wood stove.

Posted by: Alana at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (o3d0j)

2 2nd?

Posted by: BifBewalksi BOT at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (8ZeGS)

3 Jarts baby!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (qJtVm)

4 Roomy In Here

Posted by: BifBewalksi BOT at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (8ZeGS)

5 I miss rambling through the woods. Spent most of my childhood exploring Natchitoches Parish

Posted by: BifBewalksi BOT at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (8ZeGS)

6 Not Pez. Never liked Pez.

Posted by: Miklos at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (zCyNd)

7 "I miss that type of innocence.


What do you miss? "

My mind.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (EyPfd)

8 6 Not Pez. Never liked Pez.
Posted by: Miklos at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (zCyNd)

YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (NWiLs)

9 Being 8 years old, leaving the house with my BB gun after cartoons on Saturday morning, and not coming home again until dinner time.

Posted by: That F'ing Guy at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (19qqP)

10 Treed by feral hunting dogs twice. Treed by wild boar more times than I can remember. Treed by a panther that climbed up with me. Still have nightmares about that fvker reaching for me

Posted by: BifBewalksi BOT at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (8ZeGS)

11 I miss walking to jr. high school with my Marlin, single shot .22 slung over my shoulder and no one freaked out about it, ever.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (w7KSn)

12 Sonic booms and after-burners....I grew up on AF bases.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (0+nbW)

13 What do you miss?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 12:00 PM


Going up to the flight deck of a 727 before takeoff and looking around, getting a little plastic set of wings from the captain. And then a full omelette breakfast with OJ and a muffin included in the price of the cattle car-class ticket.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (y87Qq)

14 Yeah, rambling through the woods, then over to our neighbors to harass the chickens and look at the horses, and then jump the fence over to the state park. All without a cell phone.

I could always hear Mom call for dinner no matter how far away, sort of like Fat Freddy's Cat could always hear the electric can opener.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (qJtVm)

15 There's a lot of shit I don't miss, but that's personal to me and not really part of the past condition of America. In very broad terms I miss the general sense of unity - that we were all Americans and ascribed more or less to the same ideals. I may have just been naive, but that seems to be all but dead.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

16 Top twenty.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (fIn37)

17 And then a full omelette breakfast with OJ
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Was it ever safe to do that?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (qJtVm)

18 12 sometimes the A-10s would overfly us as they lined up another run at the Polk amor on their ftx

Posted by: BifBewalksi BOT at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (8ZeGS)

19 Lawn darts

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (Vqe4u)

20 Dishwasher soap with phosphates.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (Vqe4u)

21 And then a full omelette breakfast with OJ
---
Was it ever safe to do that?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (qJtVm)


Hide the knives!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (Pz4pT)

22 There be some stompin' here. Pistols at dawn.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (bJ0w+)

23 Hanging out with my neighborhood friends after school, riding bikes, playing street hockey, and just being kids without having Child Protective Services called for parental negligence

Posted by: crisis du jour at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (qVX10)

24 Pez candies were the weak sisters of Sweet Tarts.

Make me a Pez disenser with Pez-shaped Sweet Tarts and now your talking.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (qJtVm)

25 I miss the ability to get chemistry sets with semi-dangerous shit in them. Realistic toy guns. Not having to worry about getting shot by the cops for playing with realistic toy guns. The lack of fear that CPS or the cops would show up for walking down the block unaccompanied.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

26 I actually walked to kindergarten and back home by myself when I was 4 years old. That was in Rapid City ,SD. I have no concept of the distance though.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 12:04 PM (2DOZq)

27 What do you miss?

I miss the certainty that every other American I crossed paths with wasn't a wanna-be commie.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 25, 2018 12:04 PM (Tyii7)

28 I went to my friends house after school. It was not a scheduled *play date.*

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:04 PM (Vqe4u)

29 I miss airline travel being something somewhat fun instead of the bullshit pain in the ass it is now.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:05 PM (NWiLs)

30 Was it ever safe to do that?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (qJtVm)


Why wouldn't it be? He was on TV advertising the car we'd be renting when we got to Miami!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:05 PM (y87Qq)

31 What happened?!?!

Pixy Pergatory!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (qJtVm)

32 I miss a world where boys can punch each other on the playground, and schools didn't treat it like it was a crisis of epic proportions.

Valuable lessons can be learned, when boys (and men) have an awareness that they can get punched in the nose for saying/doing some things.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Pz4pT)

33 $20 that would buy me a tank of gas, a case of beer and an afternoon of skiing and swimming at the lake with the girlfriend.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (YYYb4)

34 Living in the newly half-built suburbs, we were about 5, left in the summer morning to go riding, went for what seemed then like miles but was only a half dozen blocks. Some cul-de-sacs were not built and the dirt was in mounds for us to jump. Little Evil Knievels we were.


We would go home for lunch, and then off we went until dinnertime. The mom network always seemed to have an eye on us. I always thought it gave them an excuse to call each other.


We owned that neighborhood of a few hundred houses.



Now, vanished.







Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (UsCnO)

35 Trying to post the Prayer List, but there's a wonky character in there somewhere. I can't post until I find it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Ckg4U)

36 I miss when Jihad, Isis, etc weren't everyday household words. I miss the innocence that died on 9/11/01.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (dUJdY)

37 McDonalds french fries deep-fried in beef tallow.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (EzdLW)

38 25 I miss the ability to get chemistry sets with semi-dangerous shit in them. Realistic toy guns. Not having to worry about getting shot by the cops for playing with realistic toy guns. The lack of fear that CPS or the cops would show up for walking down the block unaccompanied.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

All this and go go dances with 'rib tickles'. And cars that don't yell at you when you go near the lane line. Fucking nags.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (70cRb)

39 *sends message via Christmas lights*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (qJtVm)

40 WTF?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (70cRb)

41 Going up to the flight deck of a 727 before takeoff and looking around, getting a little plastic set of wings from the captain. And then a full omelette breakfast with OJ and a muffin included in the price of the cattle car-class ticket.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (y87Qq)

Airplane food is not so bad now that's its crappy bag of pretzels. Last time I had that experience (and the first time in many, many years) was Finnair about 12 years ago. Liked the elbow high black velvet gloves and vaguely S&M stewardess outfits too

When I was 8 I was tucked into a 727 by myself for a vacation with the Tennessee relatives.

Posted by: Keith at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (USf3s)

42 I remember the old Northwestern terminal with it's manually set clock schedules lined up before the great doors in the outer waiting area like stations of the cross.
The smell of diesel fuel. The frosted glass transoms on the roof. That train station, like so places back then was an entire experience. It seems that most of what made that period unique and memorable has been replaced by cheap replicas. Yes, I guess they might even be better, but they are as memorable as a cloudy day.

Posted by: Absinthe at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Pby3z)

43 When I pless led button, I not miss the America!

Posted by: Kim Jong-Un at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (/qEW2)

44 I miss good times made by strong people and worry about the bad times made be soft people.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 25, 2018 12:12 PM (cGlgB)

45 Several times a summer my Dad would take me on a special "Night at the Ballpark" train to see the Phillies play at old Connie Mack stadium.

Though the neighborhood and walk between the dimly lit station and the stadium was a number of blocks, and sketchy to say the least at 10 at night, there were plenty of fans out and police at every corner, and I always felt totally safe with my Dad. I KNEW, just like believing in a higher power, that I was always absolutely safe when I was with him.

It was always a magical night, seeing my boyhood heroes play with the grace of professionals, plenty of ballpark food, being with my Dad, cheering myself hoarse, getting home half asleep after midnight, and bragging to my buddies the next day about having been to the game. Often I was exhausted at my own little league team's baseball practice the next day from the late night. I would try to apply what I had seen the pros do to my own childhood game.

Once we were seated in the front row behind first base. A player (Walt Bond-Houston Astros) hit a chopping foul ball toward the railing. My Dad leaned over the rail, snapped the ball up on the bounce with one hand, and handed it to me. Incredible.

A flood of memories. MisHum. Thanks for asking the question of us.

Posted by: RM at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (U3LtS)

46 Playing in the woods. Arrowheads. Turtles. Burning leaves.

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 25, 2018 01:56 PM (RIsTZ)

47 Light bulbs that worked longer than two months.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2018 01:56 PM (tr2D7)

48 I miss believing that the courts, the FBI, the police, and the nedia were honest and competent.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:57 PM (+y/Ru)

49 I miss....

Just about every weekend we would go over to my grandparents house and visit with them and any/all of my aunts and uncles and cousins who would come over.

My grandfather had his own business as an electrician and his garage was a treasure trove for exploring. Additionally, he had all sorts of wheeled vehicles -tractors, carts, minibike, etc. Two ponds on his property were there for swimming and rowing a boat in the summer, ice skating in the winter.

After hours of playing we would go in for my grandmother's chocolate chip cookies which were always hard.

He was a great man. A proud man. And I miss him even 20 years after his passing.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 25, 2018 01:59 PM (D3cJf)

50 >>>What do you miss?

It's not a near miss, it's a near hit!

Posted by: George Carlin at February 25, 2018 01:59 PM (/qEW2)

51 I wish I could meet the people in my life in reverse.

All of the people who were good to me in the beginning of my life departed too early.

All of the people who piss me off and work against me grow in numbers as I grow older.

I wish it were the reverse. I wish all of the people who piss me off died when I was young and people who support and love me are with me as I grow old and depart this world.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 25, 2018 01:59 PM (arhmY)

52 What do you miss?

Hillary

Posted by: Bosnian Sniper at February 25, 2018 02:00 PM (D3cJf)

53 Governor Rick Scott is a spineless fuck!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (rdl6o)

54 When MTV played music videos.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (YU27p)

55 I miss birthday parties when we were around 11 12 yo. We played spin the bottle and post office in the basement... Catholic School girls had pent up desires.. who knew??

Posted by: Diogenes other brother Darrel at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (ICWiF)

56 Just about every weekend we would go over to my grandparents house and visit with them and any/all of my aunts and uncles and cousins who would come over.
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We did the same.

I miss those days.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (arhmY)

57 I miss Olympic athletes who spent more time medaling in their events than running their mouths about partisan politics.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (jWe5r)

58 I was not the fasted kid, or best batter, and was wildly off throwing a ball; but still I miss the days when there were play days in school with ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and if you were an also ran you just went on to the next event or next year or whatever. I really fear the long term outcomes of this current sick culture of "who is the biggest victim" and "oh you have privilege" if you happen to be good at something. That cannot be good for the kids' mental health.



Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (84F5k)

59 Juvy!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:04 PM (Sfs6o)

60 Having my mother throwing us out of the house to play and locking the door to play instead of locking us inside to play video games or study for the SAT.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (MxEKc)

61 I miss it being unremarkable that my parents knew exactly where I was, weekends and summers, within a three mile radius. From the time I was 8, my mother, with my three younger sibs to wrangle, couldn't keep me in sight and didn't try. It was the 50's and this was true of my buddies too.
It does not take a village to raise a child, but it is useful to kids and parents to have a village of (mostly) decent people keeping an eye on things.

Posted by: chuckR at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (9qifp)

62 Riding in the back of dads new Ford Country Squire wagon with no safety restraints and far enough away to be out of moms reach in case we needed discipline...

Posted by: Diogenes other brother Darrel at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (ICWiF)

63 Going to town on a Saturday night in my '55 Buick two door hardtop. Red and white V8 engine and Dynaflow transmission, smooth as snot.
After a long week of hard work on the farm.

Posted by: 2soonold2latesmart at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (I0FO9)

64 Freedom, what all these memories come down to is a sense of personal freedom for children.
When I was six, my grandfather, born in 1878 and a veteran of the Philippine Insurrection, would send me around the corner to the drugstore to buy his tobacco and cigarette papers. I walked to school by myself, later rode a city bus to school, with transfer, at about age eight. All sorts of freedom.

Posted by: Miss Sippi at February 25, 2018 02:06 PM (DchWU)

65 Playing army with 15-20 neighborhood kids. I'm guessing the real life Johnny Eagle weapons would now get one shot by the brave police men and sheriffs.

Building tree housed wherever we could. Nail 2x4s for stairs and make plywood decks with NO HAND RAILS OR GUARDS. Imagine that would now be multi-thousand fines and some jail time.

BBgun wars later. Again get you shot, fined, jailed.

Playing all summer long from breakfast to being called home for dinner. We had neighborhood versus neighborhood softball, basketball, and football games we organized.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:06 PM (3BFzK)

66 Where we are now is not an accident or a progression of history, it was and is a conscious decision by or politicians, particularly and perhaps oddly, the democrats. The Negroes and working class was becoming too uppity in the postwar era and so a new group of serfs, in vast numbers, were encourage to come here to displace and depress the traditional cadres of this country.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (yQpMk)

67 I miss that the rot of communism hadn't so wholly infected every aspect of society to leave nothing untouched and leave everything crass, crude and detestable. The '70s, for all its problems, was bliss compared with this madhouse. The center still held.

On the upside, I suppose this madhouse cannot survive in its current form. Madness burns out or dies out sooner or later. Something, somewhere has to break.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (UW4Uc)

68 I miss riding by bike with the card stuck in the spoke, drinking from the hose, wandering the neighborhood all day and playing smear the queer.

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (a3OL0)

69 I miss the American Can Do of the early space race.

And a Military that was filled with warriors, with merit determined your position until O-6. Then it got political. Not like today.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (hyuyC)

70 62 Riding in the back of dads new Ford Country Squire wagon with no safety restraints and far enough away to be out of moms reach in case we needed discipline...

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Same here, but it was a 1971 Plymouth Fury station wagon with a rear facing back seat in the cargo area.

It didn't matter how far we were from my mom. She would throw her shoe at us with pinpoint accuracy when we were acting up.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (arhmY)

71 Riding in the back of pickups with the dogs.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:10 PM (3BFzK)

72 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Great topic! Makes me quite nostalgic. Marbles ad mumbly peg, bailing out of swings at recess; playing away from home all day long. Tree climbing.

Building models, then taking them to the dump to see if they survived incoming combat rocks. Playing war.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 02:10 PM (hyuyC)

73 >>>>Freedom, what all these memories come down to is a sense of personal freedom for children.

When I was six, my grandfather, born in 1878 and a veteran of the
Philippine Insurrection, would send me around the corner to the
drugstore to buy his tobacco and cigarette papers. I walked to school by
myself, later rode a city bus to school, with transfer, at about age
eight. All sorts of freedom.



Posted by: Miss Sippi at February 25, 2018 02:06 PM
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.My mother would send us to the store to buy her cigarettes, gave us a note and money and no one said a word.

We would leave the house in the Summer as soon as we got up and ate and not come home until it was getting dark. We had about a 5 mile radius mostly farm Country but some parts in Town where we hung out.

We would take our gas powered model airplanes on strings to the School playground to fly them completely unsupervised. Never chopped a single finger off either. My Brother had a Stuka and I had a P40.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 02:10 PM (+Dllb)

74 Car ignitions that were easy to hotwire.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:11 PM (Sfs6o)

75 Sitting up front behind the airline captain. Riding our bikes for miles and miles, without a cell phone. "Be home by dinner!" Hunting snakes in the woods. Banging on a roll of caps with a hammer. Firecrackers.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:12 PM (TKmA0)

76 I miss being able to be out very late on Halloween night, traveling miles on foot to different subdivisions in the greater Chicagoland area, coming home in time for Creature Feature on WGN-9 with a king sized pillowcase packed full of loot that lasted WEEKS, after Dad took his off the top cut of Payday and Snickers.

Some people insist that it's still possible to allow kids to do this; that it's only hyped fear of all manner of evils that don't really exist that stands in the way of letting kids today enjoy such liberty. Do I believe it? Would I let my kids do as I was allowed to do? No way. The world may not have deserved such trust for kids in 1975 but it sure as hell doesn't now. Not taking the chance.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:12 PM (UW4Uc)

77 FTSB - "I don't really like the idea, frankly, of a gun in my classroom," said Rice, who has served as an educator. Says the woman who was and still is probably protected by armed personnel.

I can confirm from a book signing of her's that I attended, she came with several large and armed men with unsmiling eyes but in nice suits.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 25, 2018 02:12 PM (yQpMk)

78 I remember my sister, at 13, calling her pony every morning by yelling 'Mare-O-Juana' without having a clue what the real meaning of the word was. It was just a nice nickname for a pony.

We've changed a lot since '62.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 25, 2018 02:12 PM (UsFoH)

79 ....'out there in the cornfields, where the woods got heavy,
in the back seat of my '60 Chevy'....

Posted by: redenzo at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (14qvS)

80 Some of you will be able to relate to this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeK45FAAOac

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (UW4Uc)

81 I miss thanksgivings at my grandparents house. They lived out in the country in NW PA and the 4 daughters, their husbands and 18 grandchildren would all stay there from Wednesday night to Sunday. I was the youngest and you just had to grab a space on the floor to sleep. The adults got the bedrooms. We would play football in the side yare, shoot guns off the back porch into the woods. I believe the last big gathering we had like that was when I was 11 in 1980. It was wonderful...

Posted by: Timon at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (NTM5E)

82 Porn that you had to work for.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (Sfs6o)

83 Well, off to the grocery store and hardware store. My online shopping for dad has been a total failure for the past two hours.

At least the new neighbors moving in have a nice harley. I am a little worried about the blowup doll I saw someone unload from the trunk.

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (a3OL0)

84 Hmmm... for me, it's not so much a case of missing as of regretting. I should have spent my time more wisely, I should have appreciated the people and experiences I had access to more than I did. I should have been more curious and taken advantage of the opportunities I had. But I did have some fun. Cheesy PC games like Ultima. Bicycling around the neighborhood with a few good friends. Splitting wood with an axe for our stove. Once in the wood pile, I saw a flash of grey out of the corner of my eye, and I pressed down on the log, killing a mouse. I suppose that makes me a murderer in PETA's eyes.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (/qEW2)

85 workin' on mysteries without any clues ..

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (yQpMk)

86 Well another "Mee Too" spews offal blather about school violence and guns.

The dweeb who wrote Jarhead has spouted off and he sounds like every other gun grabber.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=77940

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (YU27p)

87 I grew up in a small Southern town in the 50s. It was a different and much quieter time. We would think nothing of getting on our bikes and riding out in the country. And Saturday morning TV was worth watching then.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (mpXpK)

88 I miss Little League Baseball, pickup games, riding my bike all day until dinner. I miss all of us kids jumping into my neighbor's station wagon and their mom driving us to the Dairy Queen. I miss playing down by the river on and around the train trestle and going to the rifle range for a couple hours with my older brother and/or my Dad. Hell, I miss my parents each and every day and my Dad was the meanest person I knew while i was growing up. Looking back on that, I did so many things that kids today will never experience, my parents were the best!

Posted by: Bill R. at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (IuYIh)

89 Revell and Strombecker plastic spaceships. Gilbert chemistry sets. Casting an aluminum tiki in metal shop. Making a chessboard in woodshop. A crystal radio in electric shop.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:14 PM (TKmA0)

90 Swimming in the Schuykill, and then told the parents we didn't.

Posted by: redenzo at February 25, 2018 02:15 PM (14qvS)

91 workin' on mysteries without any clues ..

-
That old time rock and roll

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 02:16 PM (+y/Ru)

92 i miss getting home from school, and running up to the barn to catch my pony.

us kids would ride till about dark, several miles away from home, in the hills and creeks.

...we'd create our own trails and adventure everyday.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 02:16 PM (SJBL7)

93 Aurora glow in the dark monster models. To this day I can smell Testors enamel.

Tube testers at the hardware store.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:17 PM (UW4Uc)

94 Porn that you had to work for.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (Sfs6o)

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I struck gold when a nearby apartment house had some guy dump about 20 Playboys in a dumpster. I was rooting around for 5 cent returnable bottles to buy ice cream bars. I would charge the boys in school to look at them for quarter. My second entrepreneurial venture. It was quite successful.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:18 PM (3BFzK)

95 I miss just about everything.

Though I'm glad for 40+ years of Moore's Law at work.

Everything else about the 21st century sucks ass with extreme prejudice.


You still on my lawn ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 02:18 PM (H0hPC)

96 55 I miss birthday parties when we were around 11 12 yo. We played spin the bottle and post office in the basement... Catholic School girls had pent up desires.. who knew??
Posted by: Diogenes other brother Darrel at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (ICWiF)

I never got to do any of that stuff - the usual rites of passage, in general. Might partially explain my general lack of social skills.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

97 46 Playing in the woods. Arrowheads. Turtles. Burning leaves.
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 25, 2018 01:56 PM (RIsTZ)
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Burning leaves! That was the smell of Fall.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Gamestress of Triskelion at February 25, 2018 02:18 PM (qJtVm)

98 Digging foxholes and trenches for my little green army men, then picking them off with my bb gun.

Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. Either zooming them through the flexible orange tracks, or playing demolition derby by smashing them into each other.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:19 PM (EzdLW)

99 Running basically wild after dinner (though watched by Mom network) and the only real rule was come home when the streetlights come on.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 02:19 PM (4fiCC)

100 53 Governor Rick Scott is a spineless fuck!
Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (rdl6o)

He'll make a fine Senator.

Posted by: Mitch McConell at February 25, 2018 02:19 PM (Qy9+s)

101 All lawns: Get off of them.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:20 PM (42M22)

102 Credit for time served. Early parole.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:20 PM (Sfs6o)

103 Roller rinks with highly polished hardwood floors so you could go fast.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)

104 Geez... next thing will be the Horde pining for some lawn darts.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:21 PM (YU27p)

105 We would make downhill carts and ride them where they would eventually break apart. Nobody went to the hospital.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:21 PM (3BFzK)

106 Sitting on my grandfathers lap and him letting me steer his big 1962 Buick. Then going to some bar full of old polaks like him and being allowed to sip his beer because it was OK in the old country.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 02:21 PM (MxEKc)

107 I miss taking for granted that there would always be freedom of speech, due process, etc. That there are rock solid moral principles that would always be in effect. That large companies would be ideologically neutral. Now I feel as if the world has become unmoored. Anyone in power can do any random act and come up with a rationalization.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 02:22 PM (/qEW2)

108 A manual NCIS system.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:22 PM (Sfs6o)

109 Geez... next thing will be the Horde pining for some lawn darts.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:21 PM (YU27p)

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Still have a set from my childhood. Again, nobody was ever hurt.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:22 PM (3BFzK)

110 There's a house (probably still there) on Central Ave. in Portage, Indiana. The drywall behind the front door knob has been patched but around 1972 several of my older brothers' Matchbox cars went down that hole and into the void in the wall. They're likely still there, in mint condition, maybe worth a hundred or so based on prices I've seen. If I ever won the lottery, I'd go knocking on that door and hand the owner $100 to let me fire up my Milwaukee.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:22 PM (UW4Uc)

111 I miss beaning the fat kid in the first 5 seconds of dodgeball.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 25, 2018 02:22 PM (8gDQu)

112 >>> Sweet Tarts and now your talking.

yep!
the neighbor mom would dump a packet in a bowl for us kids to share.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 02:22 PM (SJBL7)

113

Yes, I miss things I grew up with--not having to lock doors, honor systems at newspaper kiosks--lots of things.

Don't like society in it's current form, and eagerly await the pendulum swing back towards civility.

In spite of the current situation, this is yet the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.

Some of you may disagree with that assessment, but examples abound of it's verity.

Our family has been historically raised in accord with those values currently derided by the left and future generations will follow suit.

It's what we are.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 02:23 PM (S/hVx)

114 In the America I grew up in -- which is probably completely different from the America most of you grew up in -- the anti-America and anti-White agenda of the leftists was much more open and overt and thus one didn't have to spend endless hours trying to dissect their underhanded propaganda and trying to force them to confess their true intentions.

I miss those days. The days of honest evil.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:23 PM (42M22)

115 Riding my bike all over Eugene Oregon.

Exploring the woods.

Sneaking out to have a couple clandestine shots of whiskey with friends from that hidden bottle.

Wrist Rockets.

Playing hoops and football in the street for countless hours no matter the weather with the other 5 guys my age who lived on our dead-end street.

Decent rock music.

Being young with a bright future.

Everything, really. That's what I miss.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 02:23 PM (GckyN)

116 I miss diving boards at pools.




Yeah ... they're not ALL gone ... yet.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 25, 2018 02:23 PM (8gDQu)

117 My sister and me were free range kids compared to kids today, I am sure both of us turned out right.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:23 PM (aC6Sd)

118 Lincoln logs. We built a fort, then decided to dig a large moat around it and fill it with water from the garden hose. The dirt from digging the moat became a hill in the center with the fort relocated on top. A major civil engineering project. Then Dad came home. He made us take it down eventually but I could tell he admired our enterprise.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:24 PM (TKmA0)

119 103 >> I LOVED the roller rink!!
Could you skate backwards? Could you foxtrot?! Ours had a big pipe organ that played for afternoon skate and then in the evening it played top 40. Oh man that was fun!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 25, 2018 02:24 PM (DAdSz)

120 When I was a boy, we really did have an old man next door who would yell at us to get off of his lawn.

If we were throwing around a football in our own lawn, an unspoken rule was whatever you do, don't let the ball cross the property line into the old man's lawn. And heaven help you if missed a catch and the ball did bounce on to his lawn.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:24 PM (EzdLW)

121 Miss the backseat of my Oldsmobile with first girlfriend. Pretty much downhill after that.

Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 02:24 PM (lPDqu)

122 51 I wish I could meet the people in my life in reverse.

All of the people who were good to me in the beginning of my life departed too early.

All of the people who piss me off and work against me grow in numbers as I grow older.

I wish it were the reverse. I wish all of the people who piss me off died when I was young and people who support and love me are with me as I grow old and depart this world.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 25, 2018 01:59 PM (arhmY)

That would be nice. I'd go back and warn my sobbing, confused and broken 10-year-old self that it wasn't going to get any better. But I this is supposed to be what we miss, not what we could do over, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:25 PM (NWiLs)

123 I miss bench seats in cars.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Gamestress of Triskelion at February 25, 2018 02:25 PM (qJtVm)

124 68 I miss riding by bike with the card stuck in the spoke, drinking from the hose, wandering the neighborhood all day and playing smear the queer.
Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (a3OL0)

Those are great memories.

I miss the fact that I could give a store keeper a quarter, purchase a Milkyway candy bar and a 10 oz bottle of coke for .20 and get a nickle back.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 25, 2018 02:25 PM (3/sUh)

125 A country of under 200 million not bursting at the seams with "new developments" and mown down woods.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 25, 2018 02:25 PM (BsGS1)

126 What do you miss?

Kids playing football in the street.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (YqDXo)

127 I was a fairly small kid, they thought I was a easy target at dodge ball, I know I won a few times and most remember one was against who turned out to be a high school football star.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (aC6Sd)

128 119 103 >> I LOVED the roller rink!!
Could you skate backwards? Could you foxtrot?! Ours had a big pipe organ that played for afternoon skate and then in the evening it played top 40. Oh man that was fun!
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 25, 2018 02:24 PM (DAdSz)

I never got the hang of the fancy stuff but I was fast as hell.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (NWiLs)

129 I grew up in western PA. Our neighborhood had a couple dead end roads and about 50 houses. We knew everyone's name. There was one yard we were not allowed to walk through. We had a couple dirty mags buried in the woods.

Posted by: Eskimo at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (Xy3pu)

130 Girls without tatts and piercings.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (EzdLW)

131 I miss the fact that I could give a store keeper a quarter, purchase a Milkyway candy bar and a 10 oz bottle of coke for .20 and get a nickle back.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 25, 2018 02:25 PM (3/sUh)
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Oh God you sound like my Mom, except for the addendum "...but you never HAD a quarter!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Gamestress of Triskelion at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (qJtVm)

132 I liked watching Johnny Carson. Leno, not so much. As for today's talk show hosts? I can't even tolerate a second.

I'm nostalgic about playing arcade games, but I feel it would be dishonest to say I "miss" them, since if I really missed them I could just download flash versions of them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (/qEW2)

133 Neighbors knowing they could trust each other until there was a clear reason not to, and the welcoming of newcomers.

Today the impulse is to trust no one, to like no one, right from the start.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (UW4Uc)

134 Two school recesses and an hour for lunch in elementary school. Playing dodge ball on the playground.

Posted by: jix at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (Xx3z8)

135 28 cent gas.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (3BFzK)

136 126 What do you miss?

Kids playing football in the street.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 02:26 PM (YqDXo)

You have to be quicker behind the wheel if you want to stop missing them.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (NWiLs)

137 My buddy pitched a fastball, I took a swing, and that was the end of our neighbor's living room window. Then I had to pay for it.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (TKmA0)

138 What do you miss?

Chemistry sets that let you do real chemistry. It's what got me interested in the subject.

Chemistry sets now feature "experiments" such as dissolving sodium chloride in water. See? Salt dissolves!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (YqDXo)

139 I miss the freedom we had as kids. I think nowadays my parents would be arrested for letting us do the stuff we did. My aphorism has been: well I got through childhood alive and not in jail so I guess I'm good to go.

Posted by: temple at February 25, 2018 02:28 PM (wtu9M)

140 135 28 cent gas.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (3BFzK)

GodDAMN you're old!

*runs*

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:28 PM (NWiLs)

141 Mom sent me to the store for a pack of Pall Mall's.

Posted by: redenzo at February 25, 2018 02:28 PM (14qvS)

142 I miss walking into the ballpark and smelling stale beer,cigar smoke and hot dogs

Posted by: Robeartoe at February 25, 2018 02:28 PM (/ZCA9)

143 My Sister and I used to always try to climb over the fence into the neighbors' yards while they weren't home. I always got cut up by the untrimmed brambles on the other side.

Most of all, I miss the sense of mystery everything possessed then.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:28 PM (Qy9+s)

144 GodDAMN you're old!



*runs*

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:28 PM (NWiLs)


Only 29

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (3BFzK)

145 Miami Fife. 0 to dumbass in 99 seconds.

http://bit.ly/2EQh1px

He be sheriffin'.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (+y/Ru)

146 I miss the fact that I could give a store keeper a quarter, purchase a Milkyway candy bar and a 10 oz bottle of coke for .20 and get a nickle back.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 25, 2018 02:25 PM (3/sUh)


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A Nickelback what? CD? You really are 29 aren't you?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (/qEW2)

147 I miss the time when everything wasn't so politicized. I miss the times when it was OK to love America.

Posted by: lily at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (5Rl8X)

148 Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:28 PM (NWiLs)


Only 29
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (3BFzK)

Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (NWiLs)

149 I miss my grandparents.

Sitting on Pappaw's lap and reading the Sunday comics.

Watching Mammaw cook.

Getting up on the white rock roof with Grandpa in El Paso to fix the swamp cooler.

Grilling out with Grandpa. Always steaks.

Playing Scrabble with Grandma.




Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (ycWCI)

150 It's so bizarre to read all this all-American nostalgia, and that you actually lived these kinds of lives, and that such things actually existed, not just in a Norman Rockwell painting. My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (42M22)

151
Walking out my door on a spring day, through the woods to the train tracks. Then following those tracks and the smell, that incredible smell of spring and creosote. Walking about five miles back to a park, finding a tree that had fallen across the creek and making my way to the other side. Watching the fish in the creek until I got bored, then walking home.

When asked where I had been, "Just went for a walk."

I did that a lot. Walking ten miles a day was easy.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (2FqvZ)

152 Kaboom. I miss Kaboom cereal. Not this nutritious, non-GMO gluten-free crap like today.

Posted by: fly gal at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (wmQWo)

153 Common Sense.

Posted by: lily at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (5Rl8X)

154 I miss Reagan.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (NWiLs)

155 Mumbly-peg.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (TKmA0)

156 I miss not having back pain all the time.

Also, bike riding around Lawrence and Mercer counties (W. PA). Used to be fit too. I vaguely remember that. I did all this on an old 10-speed without a helmet and wearing shorts & t-shirt. The safety NAZI's hadn't destroyed fun yet.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (gVwwo)

157 I also got sent to the store for my mother's cigarettes.

Posted by: Alana at February 25, 2018 02:31 PM (o3d0j)

158 150 It's so bizarre to read all this all-American nostalgia, and that you actually lived these kinds of lives, and that such things actually existed, not just in a Norman Rockwell painting. My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (42M22)

You grew up in Cali though, correct?

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:31 PM (NWiLs)

159 Insomniac, I bet you were the guy that would weave in and out zipping thru the crowd. There was a guy like that at our rink, you couldn*t catch him, but the rink guards would make him slow down if he caused a pileup!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 25, 2018 02:31 PM (DAdSz)

160 I miss being unaware of politics as a child, and only dimly aware of politics as a teen. I miss being unaware of right-left. I hate politics. Now everything is political.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:31 PM (EzdLW)

161 Jix reminded me that I walked to school in 1st grade and back for lunch, and mom was home. Had forgot that. Almost unthinkable these days.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:31 PM (UW4Uc)

162
I miss a time when men weren't allowed in the Ladies Bathrooms, and when girls weren't told there was something evil about them if they were uncomfortable undressing in the locker room around guys.

Posted by: lily at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (5Rl8X)

163
What do I miss? Riding my bike everywhere. Pick up football and baseball.

Of course, my life is mostly dedicated now to forgetting my whole embarrassing past.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (Q326l)

164 Gulftane, 19 cents per gallon.

Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (lPDqu)

165 138 What do you miss?

Chemistry sets that let you do real chemistry. It's what got me interested in the subject.

Chemistry sets now feature "experiments" such as dissolving sodium chloride in water. See? Salt dissolves!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (YqDXo)

Did you have one of those crystal growing kits? Mine had a sea chest in it. Never could quite grow the crystals on the box.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (ycWCI)

166 159 Insomniac, I bet you were the guy that would weave in and out zipping thru the crowd. There was a guy like that at our rink, you couldn*t catch him, but the rink guards would make him slow down if he caused a pileup!
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 25, 2018 02:31 PM (DAdSz)

That was me, though I never did cause any pileups. I'd have epic blisters.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:33 PM (NWiLs)

167
My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM



That makes you a survivor, and better for it.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:33 PM (EzdLW)

168 I marvel that you managed to survive Zombie, a Gelfling amidst Skeksis

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:33 PM (YU27p)

169 I miss all the freewheeling of the 60's-80's. In the 70's the cops would ask if you been drinking, you could say "a little bit" and they would tell you to go straight home. Now if you fart, they want to know where you had dinner.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 02:33 PM (VWsDy)

170 154: I miss Reagan too. A lot. I didn't realize how much until he died, and when his body was driven to DC, I watched. And cried. And felt a real sense of loss.

Posted by: lily at February 25, 2018 02:33 PM (5Rl8X)

171 And the crazy part about all these stories???

Per capita, crime rates were HIGHER when we were growing up.

Its just that you only heard about local crimes... not every crime across the US... and were not bombarded 24/7 by the MSM making you scared.

Its really funny now... Mom's 89.... I'm 58... when I was 11 I used to ride my bike to the river to go swimming, and it was no big deal, just be home for dinner...

Now? at 58? She's calling me on my phone if I'm gone more than a couple of hours... to make sure I'm OK...

People are both more scared... and also able to put an electronic leash on people...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 02:34 PM (NgKpN)

172 I miss the time when TV shows were imbued with politically correct messages.

Posted by: lily at February 25, 2018 02:34 PM (5Rl8X)

173 Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (2FqvZ)

Exploring was key. We would discover new 'short cuts' to and from elementary school. Or explore behind school, which seemed a vast, untamed wilderness.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:34 PM (ycWCI)

174 My cousins and I nicknamed ourselves The Snake Busters and killed snakes during the summers in a creek beside our house. Included copperheads and cotton mouths. I can't believe that I survived my childhoid!

Posted by: Jmel at February 25, 2018 02:35 PM (UUK4i)

175 163
What do I miss? Riding my bike everywhere. Pick up football and baseball.

Of course, my life is mostly dedicated now to forgetting my whole embarrassing past.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (Q326l)

My parents would only let me go five miles from home before I had to turn back.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:35 PM (Qy9+s)

176 I miss Conneaut Lake Park. An old school amusement park in NW Penn. Still open, barely now. It had the greatest arcade room evah! Plus, the Blue Streak, one of the last wooden roller coasters still in use. The Ultimate Trip was a ride were you went inside a large building, got on the ride, got spun around while listening to loud 70's-80' era rock! Good times!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2018 02:35 PM (gVwwo)

177 A kid down the street hit me in the head with a thrown rock. I had to get a couple stitches. I went to his house and broke the light at the end of their driveway. After his dad came to our house, my dad found me hiding behind the garage. I thought I was a dead man. I didn't get in any trouble, I think he was proud of me.

Posted by: Eskimo at February 25, 2018 02:35 PM (Xy3pu)

178 164 Gulftane, 19 cents per gallon.
Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (lPDqu)

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Hah, I remember driving through LA and seeing signs everywhere that said, "Gas War" and asking dad what that meant.

I want to say gasoline was about 28 cents a gallon at the time.

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (WEBkv)

179 I miss being unaware of politics as a child, and only dimly aware of politics as a teen. I miss being unaware of right-left. I hate politics. Now everything is political.

Posted by: Hands
***************

My grandfather and I lying on the LR floor looking at the Bendix watching the Republican Convention nominate Eisenhower.

Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (lPDqu)

180
My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.

Posted by: zombie


So, you were brought up on a university campus?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (Q326l)

181 150

Zombie,

We're not making it up, which makes it all the sadder for us because it's pretty much gone now. My kids will never know, and trying to explain it to them is like my Dad once trying to explain Tom Mix and Lash LaRue to me. I just couldn't relate. Neither can they.

Maybe, in a way, you're luckier...you don't have the sense of loss to deal with and you grew up accustomed to all that's wrong now.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (UW4Uc)

182 174 My cousins and I nicknamed ourselves The Snake Busters and killed snakes during the summers in a creek beside our house. Included copperheads and cotton mouths. I can't believe that I survived my childhoid!
Posted by: Jmel at February 25, 2018 02:35 PM (UUK4i)

How'd you like a stick in your eye ?

Posted by: Mr Plissken at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (VWsDy)

183 157 I also got sent to the store for my mother's cigarettes.
Posted by: Alana


My sister would send me on drug runs without telling me what I was doing, before I really even knew what drugs were. Her excuse was, "If you get caught, you're too young to go to jail!"

She'd hand me a burrito-sized package wrapped in aluminum foil (which years later she'd admit was full of cocaine) and tell me to take it to "her friend"'s house at a certain address. I'd go there, and it would be an abandoned "squat" house with a drug operation in the back room, putting coke in little baggies for individual sale. I'd walk in and hand the diseased hippie guarding the back room the package and say it was from my sister. I was eight years old at the time. This went on for years.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (42M22)

184 158 150 It's so bizarre to read all this all-American nostalgia, and that you actually lived these kinds of lives, and that such things actually existed, not just in a Norman Rockwell painting. My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (42M22)

You grew up in Cali though, correct?
Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands


Yep. SF Bay Area.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:37 PM (42M22)

185 I grew up in Western PA also and ours was a new neighborhood that was under construction with a farm behind the houses across the street. One field had sheep grazing and the other grew feed corn and was where we rode our bikes and motorcycles. The end of the street was all woods where we would steal wood and nails from the jobsites and build forts and roam the woods all day long. I miss those days too...

Posted by: Timon at February 25, 2018 02:38 PM (NTM5E)

186 Setting pennnies on the train tracks without causing a SWAT incident.

Posted by: BluesFish at February 25, 2018 02:38 PM (Dj7U8)

187 I miss not having to lock your house or car.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 02:38 PM (0vY1N)

188 *falls over*

Her own baby sibling as a drug mule. That is seriously messed up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:39 PM (YU27p)

189 I took a similar train trip when I was 10 to visit by childhood friend who had moved to a city 50 miles away. He would pick me up at the depot with two bikes and we would then spend the weekend biking around the town. If I remember right the train trip cost me around $2.00 round trip. (1960's dollars)

Posted by: Bullhead at February 25, 2018 02:39 PM (jdfqd)

190 My hair. It wasn't all that great, but at least I still had it.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:39 PM (EzdLW)

191 She'd hand me a burrito-sized package wrapped in aluminum foil (which years later she'd admit was full of cocaine) and tell me to take it to "her friend"'s house at a certain address. I'd go there, and it would be an abandoned "squat" house with a drug operation in the back room, putting coke in little baggies for individual sale. I'd walk in and hand the diseased hippie guarding the back room the package and say it was from my sister. I was eight years old at the time. This went on for years.
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (42M22)

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

Good Lord!

I did some drug dealing back in the day, but I would never have thought to involve my sibling.

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 02:39 PM (WEBkv)

192 I miss people viewing rich as someone to aspire to and admire because of their achievement, rather than viewing them as the enemy that prevents them from achieving.

I miss open, unironic statements of faith in public.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:39 PM (39g3+)

193
"I miss all the freewheeling of the 60's-80's. In the 70's the cops would
ask if you been drinking, you could say "a little bit" and they would
tell you to go straight home. Now if you fart, they want to know where
you had dinner.



Posted by: REDACTED"

One time me on my buddies were pulled over by a cop going to a festival in some rural area, early 80's with tapped keg in the back seat. We were hopeless drunk and lost. Cop told us how to get to the concert but not after giving us a stern lecture about driving with a tapped keg and advising us to untap it until we arrived at the concert.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 02:39 PM (MxEKc)

194 Helping Dad change the oil in our 64 Pontiac.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:40 PM (TKmA0)

195 Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (42M22)

Geez. A drug mule.

The most nefarious thing my family got up to was shooting hickory nuts out of trees with a BB Gun from my grandparents front porch. Everyone took a turn with the gun.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:40 PM (ycWCI)

196
We gave our kids a childhood as close to ours as we could. I think they turned out superbly. But then I am quite biased about that.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 02:40 PM (S/hVx)

197 Also:

Blowing up a yuge amount of shit and setting a lot of other shit on fire.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 02:40 PM (GckyN)

198 178 164 Gulftane, 19 cents per gallon.
Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (lPDqu)


I remember in Dallas there was a self serve station out side of the Buckner Drive in. Mid-60's, first I had ever seen.I think it was 25 cents a gallon. Thought to myself " never catch on"' A real Nostradamus, I am

Posted by: Mr Plissken at February 25, 2018 02:41 PM (VWsDy)

199 I miss the lab my parents let me build in the basement. And the abject fear in their eyes when I went down there, afraid I would blow up the house.
Fooled them though since I was working with isotopes that I got in the mail. Bet that house is still radioactive.


Posted by: Last at February 25, 2018 02:41 PM (8HiDF)

200 Maybe, in a way, you're luckier...you don't have the sense of loss to deal with and you grew up accustomed to all that's wrong now.
Posted by: doomed


Yeah, but I feel like the person from the village where the Plague first appeared, and then from there infected the rest of the nation and killed everyone. Sure, I'm "used to it," but there's a huge sense of guilt and responsibility for being the source-vector for the disease that destroyed your own civilization.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:41 PM (42M22)

201 Don its possible parents knowing what happened during that freefall in society became more protective

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:41 PM (wA1aM)

202 194 Helping Dad change the oil in our 64 Pontiac.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:40 PM (TKmA0)

*fistbump*

Changing the oil and spark plugs on various company vehicles with my Dad and our Red Buick (with white interior.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:42 PM (ycWCI)

203 We had a Chevy that didn't require a key to start, yet we didn't roll up the windows when shopping downtown. No need.

That ended in the late 60s or 70s.

Posted by: girldog at February 25, 2018 02:42 PM (g5YYQ)

204 I was eight years old at the time. This went on for years.

Smart. Even if you're caught you won't face any real time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:42 PM (39g3+)

205 150 It's so bizarre to read all this all-American nostalgia, and that you actually lived these kinds of lives, and that such things actually existed, not just in a Norman Rockwell painting. My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:30 PM (42M22)

Sounds like where I live now.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:42 PM (Qy9+s)

206 Oh, Misanthropic Humanitarian, if you haven't already, you should read _Emil and the Detectives_, which involves a significant train ride undertaken by a child. It's a kid's book and a quick read, simple but by no means simplistic.

Posted by: Lisl at February 25, 2018 02:43 PM (OAB5z)

207 What do you miss?



The Brady Bunch wardrobe..no wait..

You could live your life without the never ending assault by the left on every aspect of everyone's lives

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 02:43 PM (SiINZ)

208 Non-power, crank windows. God, I wish my car (18 years old) had them. Seemed to be a lot less trouble.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:43 PM (ycWCI)

209 Good heavens, zombie. Not sure I know what to say about that story.

Posted by: IC at February 25, 2018 02:43 PM (a0IVu)

210 I would ask zombie when did you get out of the Soviet union?

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:43 PM (aC6Sd)

211 I miss that i could play barbies and think that was all that mattered

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:44 PM (wA1aM)

212 Putting the plug in the bathroom sink, mixing together everything I found in the cabinet underneath, and then emerging gasping and seeing stars.

And this may explain quite a bit...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 25, 2018 02:44 PM (TKmA0)

213 Or zombie really is only 29

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:44 PM (aC6Sd)

214 I can still hear my mother calling me in for dinner. My summer afternoons with friends playing in the brook a couple miles from home. Catching cray fish and just hanging out.
Every so often (now) I take out the old 22 (Winchester 22 W.R.F, its heavy, surprised I carried it very far at 10 years old) single shot and clean it, bringing back memories of shooting wood chucks. Or just going fishing with my dad and hating catching brook trout with all the little bones. He would cook the trout over a wood camp fire.
Having a pack of cigarettes hidden in the basement, and maybe smoking one or two before they got all moldy.

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 02:44 PM (O2JlO)

215
Holy smokes, zombie, why should you feel guilt when you didn't have a clue? Your sister and her skeevy pals should bear that burden.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 02:44 PM (Q326l)

216 Power windows, power locks, and keyless remote... oh wait someone hacked the car.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:44 PM (YU27p)

217 JCPenney and Sears catalogs from the 80s. Adolescent me flipping through them to the good parts -- lingerie in winter, swimwear in summer.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:45 PM (EzdLW)

218 Cruising around the country side in my Mom's mighty Chrysler K-Car!! It did have a AM/FM radio but only 1 speaker. It didn't like hills much and W. PA has lots of hills. Still, driving around the countryside, listening to WDVE (Pittsburgh classic rock station) was simple fun. Until I got home and mom would be annoyed with a lot less gas in the car.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2018 02:45 PM (gVwwo)

219 She'd hand me a burrito-sized package wrapped in aluminum foil (which years later she'd admit was full of cocaine) and tell me to take it to "her friend"'s house at a certain address. I'd go there, and it would be an abandoned "squat" house with a drug operation in the back room, putting coke in little baggies for individual sale. I'd walk in and hand the diseased hippie guarding the back room the package and say it was from my sister. I was eight years old at the time. This went on for years.
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:36 PM (42M22)

Holy shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:45 PM (NWiLs)

220 Zombie the only thing left would be to own it.help others to not get damaged

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:45 PM (wA1aM)

221 208 Non-power, crank windows. God, I wish my car (18 years old) had them. Seemed to be a lot less trouble.





Posted by: Aetius451AD

Wish they'd make those small vent windows again, they're the best when you're smoking or someone has bad gas

Posted by: Bullhead at February 25, 2018 02:46 PM (jdfqd)

222 210 I would ask zombie when did you get out of the Soviet union?
Posted by: Skip


Sadly, I'm still here. The Union of SF-Area Socialist Republics, formerly known as Northern California.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:46 PM (42M22)

223 My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.
Posted by: zombie


Yeah, but you got to be President.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 02:47 PM (0vY1N)

224 Making the Cygnus from Black Hole with Construx- with the detachable mini ship.

Playing Last Stand with a mix of Transformers and Gi Joes. One robot is fighting all the others on the bedspread and takes down each one until shot by an unseen coward. Epic death scene.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:47 PM (ycWCI)

225 I miss the time when everything wasn't so politicized. I miss the times when it was OK to love America.

Posted by: lily at February 25, 2018 02:29 PM (5Rl8X)


========

I do too. But perhaps that was a mistake. Maybe if people had been more closely monitoring government earlier we wouldn't have come to this state. Like GHWB signing Schumer's bill for "diversity lotteries" and no one noticed. But I do miss that feeling - that you could just ignore government and trust it to chug along reliably in the background.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 02:47 PM (/qEW2)

226 Zombie now the drug hens are using same children to rob housed for their gain.along with the drug deal

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:47 PM (wA1aM)

227 If someone is smoking and has really bad gas, that vent window being open may not be enough to divert the ball of flames.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:47 PM (YU27p)

228 My most vivid memory of the Chicago Northwestern RR was taking the train to Milwaukee with my mother and grandmother to see the Beatles in 1964. I was 8 yrs old.

And yeah, I saw Jackie DeShannon open for the Beatles in Milwaukee in 1964.

Didn't hear the Beatles, but I saw them.

I so wish we could return to that age of innocence.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 25, 2018 02:47 PM (2WfB0)

229 Pinball and the early video games at the 7-11.

Posted by: Rex B at February 25, 2018 02:47 PM (yNMZF)

230 We played street hockey in the street, usually a dead end but every once in a while you had to move the net for a car.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:48 PM (aC6Sd)

231 200

You're now part of the solution and an especially valuable one BECAUSE of where you come from.

How'd you get post 150 and 200? Wow.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:48 PM (UW4Uc)

232 How'd you get post 150 and 200? Wow.
Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 02:48 PM (UW4Uc)

Wait, Zombie is Bob from NSA?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:49 PM (ycWCI)

233 zombie you seem more like a victim of that plague, not one whose responsible for it - not your fault

and life wasn't Norman Rockwell for everybody - I had a seemingly normal middle class childhood, except for being raised in a dysfunctional alcoholic home that only looked normal on the outside

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:49 PM (EzdLW)

234 Olympic bobsledder Lauren Gibbs is exceeding at representing Team USA in PyeongChang, South Korea. Apart from winning a silver medal, Gibbs left politics aside and posed for a quick snap next to first daughter Ivanka Trump and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. However, the small gesture created polarizing views on Twitter.




The Lauren Gibbs is black and of course the left is tearing her to pieces for taking a picture with Ivanka and Sanders. Because they are taking away their rights and support hate. Gibbs is displaying a ton of class in the face of all of the left's insanity. I miss people not being able to take a picture without the Red Guard making their life miserable

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 02:49 PM (SiINZ)

235 watching Jerry before Seinfeld the other night, one of his jokes was about growing up in the 60s (which I did)

"we had no seatbelts, helmets. . .we ate good sugary cereals. . . we were either airborne, or chugging pure sugar"

Posted by: booknlass at February 25, 2018 02:50 PM (xGMkv)

236 >>>141 Mom sent me to the store for a pack of Pall Mall's

i was visiting my aunt in modesto and she told me to take my younger cousin up the street to get bean dip and fritos.

i couldn't believe she wanted us to go by ourselves and kept asking, "are you sure?" she just laughed and said it'd be all right.

i felt so proud and took great care of my cousin and that can of bean dip was my reward.

thnx MH

Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 02:50 PM (SJBL7)

237 There was only one "bad kid" in our entire elementary school of mostly low-income students. And he wasn't that bad. All he did was punch the teacher that we all wanted to punch. Witch.


Posted by: girldog at February 25, 2018 02:51 PM (g5YYQ)

238 I miss Kaboom.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 02:51 PM (rnAwa)

239 The Left is what in Star trek series is the Borg, you will assimilate

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:52 PM (aC6Sd)

240 I miss neighborhood fireworks in the street on the 4th of July, and running around with sparklers in the dark just to watch the glow.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:52 PM (EzdLW)

241 Samuel L. Jackson does Julius Caesar:

Friends, Romans, mothafvckas
Gimme your goddamn ears!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 02:52 PM (+y/Ru)

242 thnx MH
Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 02:50 PM (SJBL7)

I have one thing missing from my Rockwell upbringing- I never had a family member send me to the store. My family always lived way out in the suburbs or next to farm land- no stores close by.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:52 PM (ycWCI)

243 sorry zombie
...you are among friends now

Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 02:52 PM (SJBL7)

244 215
Holy smokes, zombie, why should you feel guilt when you didn't have a clue? Your sister and her skeevy pals should bear that burden.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


I'm talking about the guilt one feels having experienced all the political stuff LONG before it spread to the rest of the country, but being unable to do anything about it (because of being too young and too naive). For example, my public-school education was 100% anti-white and anti-American, back when most of the country didn't even know that Gramscian communists had taken over the education system (or were about to complete the "long march"). I realize that nowadays "social justice" education (as it's now called) is commonplace, but I was probably among the first kids to experience it -- a sort of test-run for the rest of the country. But back in my day it was much more blatant -- hence my first comment above, that what I missed about the "old days" was that back then at least the anti-American agenda was not yet disguised and ewas easily identifiable.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:52 PM (42M22)

245 Sure, I'm "used to it," but there's a huge sense of guilt and responsibility for being the source-vector for the disease that destroyed your own civilization.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 02:41 PM


San Francisco. Gays, counter-culture, drugs, and leftism. It should be an example of what cities should not become, instead it's become the how-to model.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 02:53 PM (2FqvZ)

246 I don't remember eating Kaboom, but did like Quisp and Quake cereal

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:53 PM (aC6Sd)

247 That was Mark Anthony...

We come here not to praise Hillarius, but to bury her.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:53 PM (YU27p)

248 Actually reading the evening newspaper (delivered by an actual boy on a bike) and believing everything I read. Comics in the Sunday paper.....

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 02:53 PM (O2JlO)

249 240 I miss neighborhood fireworks in the street on the 4th of July, and running around with sparklers in the dark just to watch the glow.
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:52 PM (EzdLW)

Sparklers because Dad would not let us handle the projectile fireworks (think Mom was the culprit there)- but he would let us light them with the sparklers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:54 PM (ycWCI)

250 http://bit.ly/2FsNDGZ
--------
Parkland Dad Accuses Chris Wallace of Focus on Gun Control Instead of School Security for 'More Ratings'
----------
Ripped PISS Wallace a new one

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 25, 2018 02:54 PM (y3aQB)

251 Hell, I remember .28 cent gas. I remember the first time I paid for a tank of gas with my own money after getting my driver's license.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 02:54 PM (fIn37)

252 When I was eight, I rode a Greyhound bus from our small Kentucky hometown to visit my Grandma in Detroit.

By myself.

There's no way I would have allowed my kids to do that when they were that age.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 02:55 PM (rJUlF)

253 While I lived in a city, the neighborhood had one of those disused stretches of woods between the rows of houses. Pretty substantial as the next row east was on a ridge and formed a side of triangle. The whole area was one where the city had grown past a smaller town and ate it up, so there was a lot of that - old graveyards and wells and foundations.

So us kids would build forts and go iceskating, and camp and build campfires and all that shit in that stretch. All without adults. It was also the kid's highway/secret passage to other parts of the hood

Posted by: Bigby's Groping Hands at February 25, 2018 02:55 PM (z2W2E)

254 247 That was Mark Anthony...

We come here not to praise Hillarius, but to bury her.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:53 PM (YU27p)

Even Antony would choke on calling Hillary and Bill 'honorable men'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:55 PM (ycWCI)

255 I miss needing a good reason to hate someone.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:55 PM (Sfs6o)

256 Kids climbing trees. Without adults supervising, and without safety equipment.

Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (7Ml7x)

257 I miss so many things in my growing up. I left the farm and HS when I was 15 and back in with my widowed Dad in Dallas. I started selling antiques full time and by the time my dad and everyone else figured out what I had done, I was 18. And buying a new 250sl in 1972 for less than 10K. And going to England on my first buying trip when I was 18. That was 1969 and yeah, it was different and I dearly miss it

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (VWsDy)

258 I miss teenagers being able to get easily part-time jobs without having to compete with hundreds of other people, including adults with families to feed.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (NWiLs)

259 251 Hell, I remember .28 cent gas. I remember the first time I paid for a tank of gas with my own money after getting my driver's license.
Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 02:54 PM (fIn37)

Something I'm sure most millennials still haven't done.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (Qy9+s)

260 255 I miss needing a good reason to hate someone.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 02:55 PM (Sfs6o)

Oh, we have a good reason.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (ycWCI)

261 My upbringing was the polar opposite -- a world toxic antii-capitalism and anti-Americanism, insanity, race-based hatred, and interpersonal dysfunction to an extreme degree.

Posted by: zombie


That breaks my heart. Being a kid in the 60s and 70s was the best.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (GckyN)

262
My Mom would sometimes ask me to get her cigarettes. I'd say, "Sure". But then she'd ask me where I was going to get them, and when I told her either one store that was two miles away, or the other, which was three miles away, she'd change her mind.

For me, an hour walk was a picnic. Two hours was even better.

She couldn't see things through my eyes.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (2FqvZ)

263 Brattleboro MISSES ARE pRESDENT OF cOLOR !!! pRESDENT Obama AND mICHEAL Obama.....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (hqQ+Q)

264 Manual transmissions.
3 on the tree
4 on the floor

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (w7KSn)

265 A refresher on Kaboom:

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/343109.php

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (rnAwa)

266 256 Kids climbing trees. Without adults supervising, and without safety equipment.
Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (7Ml7x)

Because Kites got stuck up there.

Kites. I never see a kite these days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (ycWCI)

267 Humor. I miss people being able to take a f*(#ing joke. I miss being able to make Blazing Saddles. I miss late night comics who would make fun of all politicians.

The humorless scolds of the left have ruined all that.

Posted by: Billy Hollis at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (sNJx5)

268 246 I don't remember eating Kaboom, but did like Quisp and Quake cereal
Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 02:53 PM (aC6Sd)

Whippersnapper.

Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 02:58 PM (7Ml7x)

269 @ puddleglum

Conneaut Lake Park, my grandparents worked there in the summer. My dad grew up in Meadville and went to Allegheny College. We spent lots of time there.

A long drive from Cleveland taking Rt 322 through Amish country to CLP...at least it seemed that way when I was under 10 y/o.

We'd stop just our side of the state line, at a Custard Stand that was to die for.

I thought the Wild Mouse was scarier than the Blue Streak.

Posted by: browndog at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (bGMOs)

270 I got busted by the police riding my dirt bike on the city street when I was 11.(1967) Police made me ride the bike to my house as they followed me to inform my parents of my misbehavior. My dad was so pissed he grounded me for two days! Imagine the police doing this today, they'd probably lose their job.

Posted by: Bullhead at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (jdfqd)

271 Closest I can think of seeing a kite was a sign in a scenic Japanese coastal park that said 'watch for black kites'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (ycWCI)

272 Riding my bike to the local swimming pool.

Leaving my bike, unlocked, on their front lawn, with all the other kids' (unlocked) bikes.

Leaving my street clothes, towel, wallet, etc in an unlocked locker while I swam all day.

And having diving boards, over a twelve-foot-deep section of the pool.

...

A whole day, or weekend, fishing with my Dad.

...

Mom being home to take care of us (until we were all old enough, then she took a part-time job).

...

The happiness and optimism in the pop music of the 1980s. I'm still 29, though. Time is weird like that.

...

Porn that you had to work for.
Posted by: Weasel


Thinking that the SI Swimsuit Issue was the height of naughtiness. Ah, the innocence of youth...

Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (JGBbg)

273 263 Brattleboro MISSES ARE pRESDENT OF cOLOR !!! pRESDENT Obama AND mICHEAL Obama.....
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (hqQ+Q)

Mary, what was your childhood like?

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (Qy9+s)

274 264 Manual transmissions.
3 on the tree
4 on the floor
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (w7KSn)

Still got 'em! I have a 6 speed manual, my wife a 5 speed, and both my daughters have manuals.

It'll come in handy come the apocalypse, and it makes our vehicles theft-proof.

Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (7Ml7x)

275 I miss teenagers being able to get easily part-time
jobs without having to compete with hundreds of other people, including
adults with families to feed.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (NWiLs)

My son has come up against that. He finally managed to find one a year ago, and he's still working there. Now, he's trying to save money for his own car, but at what he's being paid, and with the prices of even old beater cars these days, it could take years.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (rJUlF)

276 lol. Even as polls show Trump's popularity universally on the rise, CNN is coming out with their own poll claiming Trump is at his lowest support ever.

It's BS, obviously. But of course they will breathlessly 'report' on their own fudged poll to get a weeks worth of propaganda from it.

Got to keep the sheep ignorant. Can't have them realizing that their side is losing and dampen enthusiasm.


Posted by: JC at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (mJXUS)

277
That was Mark Anthony...



He came to bang J-Lo, then they divorced.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (EzdLW)

278 I miss my dad.


I miss kids having dads in their lives.

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 03:00 PM (g4lFK)

279 266 256 Kids climbing trees. Without adults supervising, and without safety equipment.
Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (7Ml7x)

Because Kites got stuck up there.

Kites. I never see a kite these days.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (ycWCI)

Man, I used to love flying kites. A marvelously contemplative, mind-calming solitary activity.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:00 PM (NWiLs)

280 >>>>>Hell, I remember .28 cent gas. I remember the first
time I paid for a tank of gas with my own money after getting my
driver's license.



Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 02:54 PM
.
.
.My Uncle briefly owned a Gas Station in Youngstown OH back in the early 60s. He was having a Gas war with another Station on 224. My dad made us kids go out there one weekend and we had to paint the damn curbs around the pumps green while they were pumping tons of gas at 20 cents a gallon.

We did get a Milky Way bar out of it but we had to split it three ways.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 03:01 PM (+Dllb)

281 270 I got busted by the police riding my dirt bike on the city street when I was 11.(1967) Police made me ride the bike to my house as they followed me to inform my parents of my misbehavior. My dad was so pissed he grounded me for two days! Imagine the police doing this today, they'd probably lose their job.
Posted by: Bullhead at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (jdfqd)

Or you might not have made it out alive and unharmed.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:02 PM (NWiLs)

282 A herd of cows being driven down the street by my house. Out in the morning at back at night. The farmer sold the milk, because he had a small bottling operation. Delivered every morning and in the cold weather, the top would pop up if you didn't bring the bottles in fairly quickly.

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:02 PM (O2JlO)

283 Womyn's pantsuits.

Posted by: DNC polling research at February 25, 2018 03:02 PM (yNMZF)

284 Thinking that the SI Swimsuit Issue was the height of naughtiness. Ah, the innocence of youth...
Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (JGBbg)

Never heard of the hoary old Tome The National Geographic? The only tits I saw for most of my adolescence were the low hanging dugs of African native women. But, you know, you take what you can get.

Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 03:02 PM (7Ml7x)

285 I still have a kite, always fly it at the beach and have taken it to Valley Forge but not in many years.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 03:02 PM (aC6Sd)

286 Man, I used to love flying kites. A marvelously contemplative, mind-calming solitary activity.
Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:00 PM (NWiLs)

We lost one once. We played out the entire string on the reel. It was up so high you could not even see it anymore. Then the reel ended and I tried to grab the string, but missed.

Wonder where it went?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:02 PM (ycWCI)

287 My son has come up against that. He finally managed to find one a year ago, and he's still working there. Now, he's trying to save money for his own car, but at what he's being paid, and with the prices of even old beater cars these days, it could take years.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (rJUlF)

Yeah, it really sucks.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:02 PM (NWiLs)

288 Muscle cars.

That did not have computers.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 03:03 PM (Vtmbh)

289 72
Building models, then taking them to the dump to see if they survived incoming combat rocks.

The PX had airplane models in plastic baggies for a dime. Good times.

Didn't see a yellow schoolbus until 8th grade; schoolbusses where I grew up were olive drab, like everything else.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 25, 2018 03:03 PM (2//jc)

290 Giving a fake name to a cop after stealing a bunch of Christmas lights.

"Peter J. Vaughn"

I still use it as an alias sometimes.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 03:03 PM (GckyN)

291 Zombie, I hope you beat the crap out of your sister at least once for that.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 03:04 PM (GckyN)

292 274 264 Manual transmissions.
3 on the tree
4 on the floor
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 02:57 PM (w7KSn)


Fifth under the sear

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:04 PM (VWsDy)

293 The purchasing power of the dollar is something I miss.

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 03:05 PM (g4lFK)

294 Yeah, I can join in with everyone else by noting that when I was eight I had a bicycle and the run of the smallish city that I lived in, without supervision.

The point being - this is why Millennials are so screwed up. Instead of accepting that risks were a part of childhood and growing up, to be systematically shielded from all risk when growing up messes you up psychologically.

It also explains why they love socialism - they are used to have their decisions made for them, and to have mommy and daddy take care of them, well past adolescence. They just view the government as the replacement stand-in for their parents in adult life.

The fact that the government doesn't have their best interests at heart (the government has the government's best interests at heart), and that the government might take actions that are very much not in their interests, doesn't occur to them.

Posted by: The ARC of History at February 25, 2018 03:05 PM (dlwIY)

295 284
Never heard of the hoary old Tome The National Geographic?

The public library in Roosevelt, UT had a National Geographic collection that went clear way back into the early 1900s. Ads for cars that you could buy for $595.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 25, 2018 03:05 PM (2//jc)

296 Not to go all Spock on you, Zombie, but your guilt is not logical. For what it's worth, I think everyone here will say you bear no guilt. And our upbringings were not perfect...but compared with much of what kids face today it was a relative paradise.

If we're going to fix all this, we need you badly; you know the enemy's tactics better than most of the enemy's foot soldiers do.

Posted by: doomed at February 25, 2018 03:06 PM (UW4Uc)

297 275 I miss teenagers being able to get easily part-time
jobs without having to compete with hundreds of other people, including
adults with families to feed.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM

The girls I knew did it for free

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:06 PM (VWsDy)

298 Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:56 PM (NWiLs)
My
son has come up against that. He finally managed to find one a year
ago, and he's still working there. Now, he's trying to save money for
his own car, but at what he's being paid, and with the prices of even
old beater cars these days, it could take years.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (rJUlF)

I hope he is making $15 an hour!

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (O2JlO)

299 The girls I knew did it for free
Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:06 PM (VWsDy)

To be fair, these accommodating lasses did not look at it as a job.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (ycWCI)

300 I miss being able to find things that were American made.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (DAdSz)

301 Diane Frankenstein.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (7iLWw)

302 Posted by: The ARC of History at February 25, 2018 03:05 PM (dlwIY)

Interesting idea, but it doesn't entirely explain the Boomer generation (no I'm not trying to start a generational fight) who took over as professors and congressmen and pushed socialism through with extreme vigor.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (NWiLs)

303 The other side of that is getting the message that everything you did and everything you were to the core of your being was wrong. That'll fuck you up psychologically too, trust me.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:10 PM (NWiLs)

304 I miss TX paper DLs that you could cut the numbers out of, move them around and make them say whatever you wanted them to say. No picture ID. I lived on that a while.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:11 PM (VWsDy)

305
My first car cost $600. Used, I might add indignantly.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 03:12 PM (Q326l)

306 I didn't have it as bad as zombie, growing up in Suffolk county in Lawn Guyland. But my father is an intellectual leftist idiot. My mother is an unthinking leftist idiot. But thank goodness, we were able to perceive, even as kids, that something wasn't quite right even if we couldn't articulate it. This or that event left a bad taste in our mouths that added up over time. And then over the years we reasoned ourselves out of it and escaped.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 03:12 PM (/qEW2)

307 Living in Mountain Home, Idaho back in the fifties..... 5th graders camping out by ourselves over weekends at a well-watered clump of tall trees we walked to a couple miles outside town....climbing those trees...battling each other with sticks as we balanced on overturned trees above pools of muck....falling into that muck..coming upon horses in an untended corral, jumping on them when they neared the fence and hanging on for dear life as we rode bareback.....

Glorious.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at February 25, 2018 03:13 PM (611Lm)

308 299 The girls I knew did it for free
Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:06 PM (VWsDy)

To be fair, these accommodating lasses did not look at it as a job.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (ycWCI)

I always thought they should be paying me but no, I'm a nice chap

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:13 PM (VWsDy)

309 I miss English vocabulary and grammar being taught unapologetically in schools.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:13 PM (NWiLs)

310 In highschool, the boys bragging about their conquests, probably mostly imagination. But our class did shrink the next year, as girls left and never came back the next year if pregnant. Back then schools didn't give girls a second chance!

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:13 PM (O2JlO)

311 To be fair, these accommodating lasses did not look at it as a job.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (ycWCI)

I wouldn't know.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:14 PM (NWiLs)

312 305
My first car cost $600. Used, I might add indignantly.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 03:12 PM (Q326l)

$400. An '84 black Olds Cutlass Ciera with red interior and bench seats. Bad paint. A big dent in the fender. In '92.

Cash for clunkers got rid of so many old cars.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:14 PM (ycWCI)

313 304 I miss TX paper DLs that you could cut the numbers
out of, move them around and make them say whatever you wanted them to
say. No picture ID. I lived on that a while.

Posted by: REDACTED

Wisconsin had the same paper licenses which we manipulated to serve our purpose. I didn't get a license with a photo until I got out of the Marines!

Posted by: Bullhead at February 25, 2018 03:14 PM (jdfqd)

314 NaCly knows these grounds though a lot more built up than back inv the day, of course.

Used to ride my bike on a 4 lane highway, a few miles north to fish a place called Rocky Ford. Had a man made waterfall and out of use electric generating station, or mill, or something.
A mile or so further was the outlet for Tuttle Creek. Fished that too. A few times all night. Knew half the men there due to hanging out in a bait shop, helping the old guy who gave me my first two years of fishing lessons and listening to fish stories. Mom had no worries since I knew so many of em.

Same age, if I wasn't at the bait shop or fishing, why, little league baseball, neighborhood pick up games or hunting for snakes, of course.

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 03:14 PM (9razJ)

315 I miss TX paper DLs that you could cut the numbers out of, move them around and make them say whatever you wanted them to say. No picture ID. I lived on that a while.
Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:11 PM (VWsDy)

----------

My plastic IL DL did have a picture on it, but I discovered I could change my birth year from 1962 to 1960 with a pin, whiteout and a black fine point marker.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 25, 2018 03:15 PM (/zp4x)

316 Mine cost 600 too. I think thats like a standard price for private sale of a shitty car anyway

Posted by: Bigby's Groping Hands at February 25, 2018 03:15 PM (z2W2E)

317 Cash for clunkers got rid of so many old cars.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:14 PM (ycWCI)

And resultantly jacked up the price of used cars by shrinking the supply and leaving only newer used cars available, pricing most high school kids and the working class people out of the market.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:16 PM (NWiLs)

318 My first was an 84 Olds cutlass ciera in taupe.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 25, 2018 03:16 PM (7iLWw)

319 Interesting idea, but it doesn't entirely explain the Boomer generation (no I'm not trying to start a generational fight) who took over as professors and congressmen and pushed socialism through with extreme vigor.

Posted by: Insomniac



Progressives have always been here.
It wasn't boomers who opened the barn door.

Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 03:16 PM (lPDqu)

320 My first car cost $600. Used, I might add indignantly.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 03:12 PM (Q326l)

My first car was gift from older sister who just went off to med school. It was like a Renault 4cv, totally fucked up pos

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:16 PM (VWsDy)

321 296 Not to go all Spock on you, Zombie, but your guilt is not logical. For what it's worth, I think everyone here will say you bear no guilt. And our upbringings were not perfect...but compared with much of what kids face today it was a relative paradise.

If we're going to fix all this, we need you badly; you know the enemy's tactics better than most of the enemy's foot soldiers do.
Posted by: doomed


A good example of what I'm talking about:

My elementary school had a "free lunch program" that was for black kids only. I mean, it was literally called something like "The Afro-American Nutrition Program" -- there was no attempt to hide what it was about. The program worked like this: If you were black, you got free food. If you were not black, you go no free food.

This applied to all the kids in the school, the entire student body. All blacks got free lunch. No non-black kids were allowed to get free lunch. Period.

When I was in fourth grade, a cafeteria worker was fired for giving a free lunch to a white kid, in violation of the program's rules. We all knew the kid too -- he was a pathetic hungry barefoot hippie kid who told everyone he was going to see if he could deceive the cafeteria workers by wearing a hoodie and hunching over and just lining up at the end of the black kids' free-lunch line, and maybe they'd give him some free food without realizing he wasn't really black. He succeeded, and afterward all the kids in the playground were giggling about it, and I guess the monitors heard the rumors and it got back to the school administration. The next day, the cafeteria worker was gone (she was an old white lady who had worked there for years) never to be seen again, and we all had to go to a mandatory school assembly where we were warned not to try anything like that again. The principal said she knew who the offending student was, and out of the kindness of her heart she wasn't going to punish him, but this was the last time any forgiveness would be shown -- if any other white or Asian kid tries to steal the black kids' food, they will be punished. Understood?

This is what it was like in my area. The institutionalized anti-white agenda was VERY overt. It was only later that the toxic leftists in charge learned that it was wiser to hide their agenda with euphemisms and convoluted "rules" which produced the same results without being overtly race-based. So, now, there are in fact still programs that are essentially still blacks-only, but this is achieved by applying various non-racial criteria which when all added up will only result in an all-black demographic in the program.

I knew what was coming for America LONG AGO, before anyone here (or anywhere else) had a clue. But I could do nothing to stop it.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 03:17 PM (42M22)

322 And resultantly jacked up the price of used cars by shrinking the supply and leaving only newer used cars available, pricing most high school kids and the working class people out of the market.
Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:16 PM (NWiLs)

Which makes it hard for them to get a job. Why it was almost like it was a huge plan to get people more accepting of socialism and living on the government dole!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:17 PM (ycWCI)

323 318 My first was an 84 Olds cutlass ciera in taupe.
Posted by: Boss Moss at February 25, 2018 03:16 PM (7iLWw)

*fistbump*

Did your clutch plate stick in cold weather?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:18 PM (ycWCI)

324 Out riding horses with friends all day long! Sometimes even with our hunting rifles! Alone! No adults! Gasp! Always was home by dark, tired, muddy, and hungry! How I miss those innocent times.

Posted by: Nlynch at February 25, 2018 03:18 PM (7fWk8)

325 319 Interesting idea, but it doesn't entirely explain the Boomer generation (no I'm not trying to start a generational fight) who took over as professors and congressmen and pushed socialism through with extreme vigor.

Posted by: Insomniac



Progressives have always been here.
It wasn't boomers who opened the barn door.
Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 03:16 PM (lPDqu)

That isn't what I said. And I'm not looking to restart the generation wars. I don't think it can be denied, however, that's when the one of the biggest pushes took place.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:18 PM (NWiLs)

326
. It was like a Renault 4cv, totally fucked up pos

Posted by: REDACTED


Well, what do you expect from a car built by French communists?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 03:18 PM (Q326l)

327 Never heard of the hoary old Tome The National Geographic? The only tits I saw for most of my adolescence were the low hanging dugs of African native women. But, you know, you take what you can get.
Posted by: West

The articles on the Amazon were prized!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 25, 2018 03:18 PM (UsFoH)

328 I bought my first car for $800 as a high-school junior. Sold it during my last (5th) year of college for $250.

Not bad in the pennies-per-day sense.

Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 03:19 PM (JGBbg)

329 As a young kid my parents didn't talk about politics to us. The closest it got was hearing my Dad yell damm Comies during the nightly news

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 03:19 PM (4fiCC)

330 Chemistry sets that let you do real chemistry. It's what got me interested in the subject.

===

Imma walk my kid through this book

www.cavemanchemistry.com/

Posted by: Bigby's Groping Hands at February 25, 2018 03:20 PM (z2W2E)

331 I miss being able to have an actual conversation. Now you can look at most people and know that they are only thinking about what they want to say, and not actually hearing what you are saying.

I mostly miss dungeons and dragons and building model airplanes.

Posted by: Gator70 at February 25, 2018 03:20 PM (9f/mv)

332 I miss being able to trust people.

Where you wouldn't be called a murderer or a monster because of the political party or group you belong to.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 25, 2018 03:20 PM (xJa6I)

333 playing hide and go seek.

all the parents were inside, having drinks, enjoying themselves while we were out in the dark for hours.

my boyfriend and i, laying side by side in an empty bathtub, holding hands trying not to laugh while the rest of the kids screamed because they couldn't find us, not 20 feet away.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 03:21 PM (SJBL7)

334 332 I miss being able to trust people.

Where you wouldn't be called a murderer or a monster because of the political party or group you belong to.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 25, 2018 03:20 PM (xJa6I)

Remember conservative democrats? My grandparents on my mom's side were. But my grandma loved Rush Limbaugh (back in the 80s.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:21 PM (ycWCI)

335 Dairy farms, chicken ranches and horse pastures replaced by the Blue County locust swarm after the Garden State Parkway was opened in southern NJ.

Posted by: BluesFish at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (Dj7U8)

336 1st car?
1963 Ford Falcon. Seventy. Five. Dollars.

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (9razJ)

337 . It was like a Renault 4cv, totally fucked up pos

Posted by: REDACTED

Well, what do you expect from a car built by French communists?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 03:18 PM (Q326l)

I had to rebuild it. The motor was so small, I think about 25 hp, my cousin and I lifted out of the back, no hoist

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (VWsDy)

338
Chemistry sets that let you do real chemistry. It's what got me interested in the subject.

"Slowly drip the water into the trimethylaluminum..."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (Q326l)

339 "Interesting idea, but it doesn't entirely explain the Boomer generation (no I'm not trying to start a generational fight) who took over as professors and congressmen and pushed socialism through with extreme vigor."

Oh, a lot of Boomers correctly viewed increasing the size and scope of government as a way of giving themselves more power.

But that is only a minority of the Boomer generation - which is why "progressives" are impatiently waiting for that generation to die, so they can seize complete power.

Posted by: The ARC of History at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (dlwIY)

340 My Olds was an automatic. The headliner was collapsing. Front wheel drive. Unstoppable in the snow. I could do 180s in the snow

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (7iLWw)

341 Delivered every morning and in the cold weather, the top would pop up if you didn't bring the bottles in fairly quickly.


Posted by: Colin at February


That milk wasn't homogenized, i.e.
the cream wasn't mixed with the milk. You would have to shake the bottle before you used it to mix the cream with the milk.
The cream was what popped out of the top.

As a kid, I helped my dad on his milk route.
When it was below freezing, we'd wrap the bottles in newspaper to prevent this from happening.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (DMET3)

342 No smartphones!!!! Just a black or odd color phone in the hallway. But the nearby town was a long distance call.....

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:23 PM (O2JlO)

343 340 My Olds was an automatic. The headliner was collapsing. Front wheel drive. Unstoppable in the snow. I could do 180s in the snow
Posted by: Boss Moss at February 25, 2018 03:22 PM (7iLWw)

Mine was too. Crap, I meant choke plate. I'd have to get a screw driver to hold the choke plate open whenever the temp got into the teens.

My headliner was collapsing too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 25, 2018 03:24 PM (ycWCI)

344 302 Posted by: The ARC of History at February 25, 2018 03:05 PM (dlwIY)

Interesting idea, but it doesn't entirely explain the Boomer generation (no I'm not trying to start a generational fight) who took over as professors and congressmen and pushed socialism through with extreme vigor.
Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:08 PM (NWiLs)


Hard Times create good men, etc., etc.

Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 03:25 PM (7Ml7x)

345 I knew what was coming for America LONG AGO, before anyone here (or anywhere else) had a clue. But I could do nothing to stop it.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 03:17 PM (42M22)



My RC high school was the incubator for this brave new world. They had free lunches for black or Hispanic kids (no matter how much their parents made) which turned to free tuition which turned to begging alumni for money which turned to going broke and closing. They had a black and Hispanic student organization but no white one because that would be racist. We had to do a who are prejudice against assignment and let's blame your parents for that. Let's go protest nukes rally and all other assorted lefty BS. This was in the 80s.
P.S. I laughed in their faces when Reagan won.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 03:25 PM (SiINZ)

346 Hell, I remember .28 cent gas. I remember the first time I paid for a tank of gas with my own money after getting my driver's license.

I totalled the Falcon. Nose broken, ear mostly off, glass shards that would keep coming out of my forehead for years.

But I was really pissed that I had just put $3 of gas in it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 03:26 PM (fuK7c)

347
I miss being able to say I miss a nostalgic thing without being called a racist or wanting black people in chains.

Not that I really care, but politics has invaded everything.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2018 03:27 PM (r+sAi)

348 "This is what it was like in my area. The institutionalized anti-white agenda was VERY overt. It was only later that the toxic leftists in charge learned that it was wiser to hide their agenda with euphemisms and convoluted "rules" which produced the same results without being overtly race-based. So, now, there are in fact still programs that are essentially still blacks-only, but this is achieved by applying various non-racial criteria which when all added up will only result in an all-black demographic in the program."

I'm guessing Berkeley - I grew up elsewhere in the Bay Area, and managed the Rockwellesque upbringing.

Fun fact: in the 1940's and '50's, Berkeley had the lowest teacher salaries in the state of California, because the reputation of the schools was so wonderful that teachers would accept a modest salary, just to be able to teach in Berkeley public schools.

Then, in the '60's, the New Left and the cultural revolutionaries arrived, and everything changed.

Posted by: The ARC of History at February 25, 2018 03:27 PM (dlwIY)

349 with the prices of even

old beater cars these days, it could take years.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (rJUlF)

I have a 2003 Toyota Avalon with about 130k miles. Excellent mechanical and very good cosmetic.

I can't find anyone who will make a serious offer!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:28 PM (wYseH)

350 Squirt gun fights, 20 or 30 kids in a free for all in a wooded school yard, with squirt guns that looked like guns. Our house backed up to the schoolyard. I had a replica of a tommy gun that held probably more than a pint of water. I got a lot of kids wet when they ran dry. Of course, it took me half an hour to refill! This as at the age of about 7... That's another thing - this group ran from kindergarten to probably middle school. I don't know how old the old kids were, they were just "the big kids". No bullying, no beating anyone up. The schoolyard had swings with wooden seats that could bonk your head good but were easy to jump out of and a slide that was, like, 97 feet tall I think. We'd rub it with waxed paper to get your speed up. It was metal, not one of these wimpy plastic tubes.
No one lost their lives due to this dangerous equipment, but my older sister did break a collarbone when she fell off the top of the slide!

Posted by: George V at February 25, 2018 03:28 PM (LUHWu)

351 I tell you what I don't miss. Sweating the Vietnam draft lottery without a deferment. Got a nice 270, thank you.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:29 PM (VWsDy)

352 Playing down by the creek for hours.

Posted by: Liv Ullmann's smegma at February 25, 2018 03:29 PM (B6UVL)

353 Biggest "progressive" pushes before the Bushs'...
Wilson
FDR
LBJ

I'm a boomer and I was eight and a half when LBJ took office.

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 03:30 PM (9razJ)

354 Posted by: George V at February 25, 2018 03:28 PM (LUHWu)

The "big kids" at my school were assholes. I don't miss that.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:30 PM (NWiLs)

355 Dad had a little extra cash when we moved here in 75. He picked up some old cars. I think there were 4 extras at some point. A few years later when I could drive, I rented (at 16 years old) the canary yellow 46 chev pick up from dad. Man it was nice. Looking thru the family albums the other night, I found a post card from the guy that bought it. They were from Sweden and were going to ship it back there,survided NO, LA and the truck was shipped to Sweden. They drove it from Western CO thru TX and on to Lousiana. I think that was about 84 when dad sold that sweet truck.

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2018 03:31 PM (a3OL0)

356 Having BB gun fights, unthinkable now, and probably should have been then...Most of the shots missed.

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:31 PM (O2JlO)

357 350 Squirt gun fights, 20 or 30 kids in a free for all in a wooded school yard, with squirt guns that looked like guns. Our house backed up to the schoolyard. I had a replica of a tommy gun that held probably more than a pint of water. I got a lot of kids wet when they ran dry. Of course, it took me half an hour to refill! This as at the age of about 7... That's another thing - this group ran from kindergarten to probably middle school. I don't know how old the old kids were, they were just "the big kids". No bullying, no beating anyone up. The schoolyard had swings with wooden seats that could bonk your head good but were easy to jump out of and a slide that was, like, 97 feet tall I think. We'd rub it with waxed paper to get your speed up. It was metal, not one of these wimpy plastic tubes.
No one lost their lives due to this dangerous equipment, but my older sister did break a collarbone when she fell off the top of the slide!
Posted by: George V at February 25, 2018 03:28 PM (LUHWu)

Sounds just like my childhood. Built a log cabin off in the woods. We had rock fights. Literally (and not misusing the word), we would just chuck rocks at each other.

Posted by: West at February 25, 2018 03:31 PM (7Ml7x)

358 I tell you what I don't miss. Sweating the Vietnam draft lottery without a deferment. Got a nice 270, thank you.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:29 PM


Do you remember where you were, what you were doing when you found out your number?

Mine was damn near 300.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 03:31 PM (2FqvZ)

359 first car: my step-grampa's 63 Chevy Impala. 100 dollars. what I did to it was a crime. when its radiator blew the hood open on the way to softball practice, dad bought me a used Gran Torino -- light green with a black vinyl top.

Posted by: booknlass at February 25, 2018 03:31 PM (xGMkv)

360 I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma I bought new. 80000 miles or so.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 25, 2018 03:33 PM (7iLWw)

361 345 I knew what was coming for America LONG AGO, before anyone here (or anywhere else) had a clue. But I could do nothing to stop it.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 03:17 PM (42M22)



My RC high school was the incubator for this brave new world. They had free lunches for black or Hispanic kids (no matter how much their parents made) which turned to free tuition which turned to begging alumni for money which turned to going broke and closing. They had a black and Hispanic student organization but no white one because that would be racist. We had to do a who are prejudice against assignment and let's blame your parents for that. Let's go protest nukes rally and all other assorted lefty BS. This was in the 80s.
P.S. I laughed in their faces when Reagan won.
Posted by: TheQuietMan


Interesting -- your high school was similar to my schooling, but the difference was yours was a private school, whereas I went through the public school system. We too had a very blunt anti-American and anti-white curriculum, long long before it became trendy. The teachers in high school just straight-up told us, "We're not going to teach you white history; we're going to teach you black history." And then "black history" turned out to be nothing but endless diatribes about how evil white people are and always have been.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 03:33 PM (42M22)

362 354 Posted by: George V at February 25, 2018 03:28 PM (LUHWu)

Used to be my favorite hotel in Paris

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:33 PM (VWsDy)

363 Opel Kadet I bought when I got out of the service in '79, I paid 175 bucks for. My next car was a '64 Chevy Caprice Coupe, 327 cu in with 350 heads on it. Paid 300 bucks for it. The last inexpensive car I bought was a '71 Plymouth Fury. I think I paid 400 bucks for that one.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 03:34 PM (fIn37)

364 Later in highschool, laying on my bed reading all the brochures from the Army, Navy, Airforce, Coast Guard...Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:35 PM (O2JlO)

365 Even I went out wandering by myself as a kid.

Right now we are chasing a term that a realtor in TN used, "unrestricted land use". Imagine the concept of owning property that you can use as you choose!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 25, 2018 03:35 PM (Lqy/e)

366 We played a game we called jailers, two teams one went and hid the other team had to catch then bring the prisoner back to the 'jail ' cell ( a sidewalk square) . The prisoners could be released if a free team member could get into the jail and touch the inmates and not get caught. One side when all caught became the cops and the other side were the hunted, often taking a night just for one side.
Found out when I was in the USAF kids from NY and Boston played the same game with different names.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 03:35 PM (aC6Sd)

367 My aunt and uncle, with their 7 children (2 girls, 5 boys), lived in an old farmhand's shack (and trained thoroughbred horses) with only cold running water and a 2-hole outhouse. The bathtub was in the parent's bedroom and they had to boil water on the stove for baths. In Clallam Bay on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

All the way into the middle 1980's.

I absolutely loved visiting them every year.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 25, 2018 03:36 PM (2kiKp)

368 First car 1966 Simca 1000, paid 100 bucks.

first new car 1973 VW Beetle $2175 delivered.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 25, 2018 03:36 PM (UsFoH)

369 and a slide that was, like, 97 feet tall I think. We'd rub it with waxed paper to get your speed up. It was metal, not one of these wimpy plastic tubes.

Our grade school had those!

A sleet storm, so the slide got glazed with ice, plus nylon-shelled snow pants or snowmobile suits. I think you could break the sound barrier on the way down.

It's a small miracle the entire school didn't have broken ankles and/or tailbones all winter long.

And the merry-go-round, with a gang of sixth-graders pushing it. See how long you can hang on before centrifugal force launched you into the sandbox (read: gravel pit) around it...

Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 03:36 PM (JGBbg)

370 I miss ... my 1966 Mustang 283 (289?). Exploring in the woods all day alone with my pellet gun and a big ol' knife that would probably get me arrested now. Visiting my friend in town and the two of us walking several blocks on Saturdays for the monster double feature at the theater. (Until the b******s blindsided me by playing "Night of the Living Dead" as the second feature, when all I'd seen before was classic Universal monsters and the sexy Hammer films. I'm sure my hair was standing on end after that little surprise.)

Also ... good lord, zombie. Glad you made it through that.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at February 25, 2018 03:36 PM (dj96+)

371 Familiar whine, but miss a society where boys were expected (it was even desired, for reasons that became obvious later), after school, to be scarce - in the canyons, making forts and tree houses, playing sports on the street or at school on the playground. No "supervision". Often trying to kill yourself doing crazy s**t.


With mom and dad knowing you'd show up, like an animal, for feeding at dinner time.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 03:36 PM (Pby3z)

372 You guys are making me cry - great stuff on this thread

Posted by: MaddyMass at February 25, 2018 03:37 PM (J1xuv)

373 Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 03:34 PM (fIn37)

How's Ardsley treating you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:38 PM (wYseH)

374 168 I marvel that you managed to survive Zombie, a Gelfling amidst Skeksis

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 02:33 PM (YU27p)


Now that was a favorite movie of mine growing up.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 25, 2018 03:38 PM (2kiKp)

375 358 I tell you what I don't miss. Sweating the Vietnam draft lottery without a deferment. Got a nice 270, thank you.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:29 PM

Do you remember where you were, what you were doing when you found out your number?

Mine was damn near 300.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 03:31 PM (2FqvZ)

I know exactly where I was. I was at a friend of mine house. His name was Larry and his parents had bought a house from a newscaster in Dallas. They bought it from Ted Cassidy, AKA Lurch. That will make you remember where you were

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 03:38 PM (VWsDy)

376 Do that today and the parents would have more to fear from DCS than from creeps on the train.

Posted by: tankdemon at February 25, 2018 03:38 PM (72Mp/)

377 I think it goes back to Vietnam. That terribly-run, deceptively-started but possibly essential war against communism.

The anti-war movement was like catnip to the KGB. They weren't behind all of it but they exploited the hell out of it, planting the seeds of the cultural Marxism of today. The 'don't trust anyone over 30' crowd was empowered by protesting against the war. And worse, they 'won'.

They took over the Democratic party, took over the schools, took over the media; all flushed with victory and knowing that they'd been proven 'right' by our failure in Vietnam and by Nixon's disgrace.

Honestly, it's so systematic and through the way they mocked and belittled those who believed in fighting Communism, it almost feels like there's a larger hand guiding it all.

I know it's tempting to look at history and see patterns where there may not be any. Or maybe hindsight lets you see the patterns after all.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 25, 2018 03:39 PM (xJa6I)

378 Hey, where do I go to get some of that?

Activists Tell Illegals Not to Travel in Florida as Arrests Mount...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 03:39 PM (+y/Ru)

379 My neighborhood had a big welcome home block party for a returning American pilot that came back from Vietnam. Maybe because I was sheltered I knew nothing about how other Vets were not welcomed home until much later.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 03:39 PM (4fiCC)

380 Zero commotion when older brother and his friend shot a big rattlesnake in the front yard (using home-made snake shot shell, Blackhawk .357).


Walking with a friend, in 8th grade, through the neighborhood to a nearby quarry, carrying a Springfield rifle, the dispatch guys in the shack at the quarry entrance barely looking up as you entered, saying "stay in the back". Then shooting in the back corner of the quarry.


Not some idyllic Midwestern or western rural small town. A major SoCal city, in the totally developed inner suburbs. All of this.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 03:39 PM (Pby3z)

381 And resultantly jacked up the price of used cars by shrinking the supply and leaving only newer used cars available, pricing most high school kids and the working class people out of the market.

Posted by: Insomniac


Part of the plan dude.

Posted by: Barry at February 25, 2018 03:40 PM (lPDqu)

382 Yeah, I didn't grow up in the US much, my dad was in the Navy. I was born in Bucks County at the age of 4 we were in Ville Franche as my dad was on the USS America and that was the home port. We also lived outside of Paris and then Mons Belgium, he worked for SHAPE. Then we did go back to the States for a bit, Quincy MA, my dad was working for Naval Investigations in Boston, then we went to Singapore where he worked in the Defense Attache for the Navy....did my last 1 1/2 years of high school in MA...couldn't wait to get out of there...really didn't like the States as the kids all grew up together and I was an "outsider"...so my memories are all together different growing up as a kid....

Posted by: KWDreaming at February 25, 2018 03:40 PM (mBmTz)

383 First car was given to me by one of my dad's childhood friends. A peach and white 57 Chevy with 3 on the tree. I miss wing windows.

Posted by: dartist at February 25, 2018 03:40 PM (nisXv)

384 378 Hey, where do I go to get some of that?

Activists Tell Illegals Not to Travel in Florida as Arrests Mount...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 03:39 PM (+y/Ru)

Works for me. And tell those damn Yankees to stay up north while you're at it!

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 03:40 PM (NWiLs)

385 And the merry-go-round, with a gang of sixth-graders
pushing it. See how long you can hang on before centrifugal force
launched you into the sandbox (read: gravel pit) around it...



Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 03:36 PM (JGBbg)

When in maybe first or second grade, the older boys on the playground would come over and push us around just being bullies. Scaring the hell out of us little ones. I went to a all grades country school, still that way now.

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:41 PM (O2JlO)

386 Anna Puma (HQCaR)

I gave a divorce party for a couple of my friends. Seemed like a good idea at a time. We were too poor to get a black frosting cake with a broken heart on top.

Lawn darts contest --- Bad Idea! I learned something that day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 03:43 PM (hyuyC)

387 The Left became unleashed, with their assault on anything and everything traditional. They replaced it with deviance, division, and factioning. Society lost cohesion, shared values, and shared trust.


Posted by: W. Brimley at February 25, 2018 03:43 PM (oVJmc)

388 That brief period of the 80s and 90s when college still meant something and blacks and hispanics were considered equal to other Americans.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 25, 2018 03:44 PM (ks6bw)

389 I miss the lack of feeling that Western civilization is doomed and that liberals are joyously destroying it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 03:44 PM (/qEW2)

390 Insomniac, You're a native Floridian?

Posted by: girldog at February 25, 2018 03:44 PM (g5YYQ)

391 Being surprised when boys didn't have a pocket knife and men couldn't change a tire.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 25, 2018 03:45 PM (ks6bw)

392 "In spite of the current situation, this is yet the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people."


irongrampa@113

I agree; still a lot of good people in America.
They are the only reason that there is still hope for the Founders great experiment.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 03:45 PM (H0hPC)

393 Trans boy booed after again winning girls state wrestling title...

HATERZ!!!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 03:46 PM (+y/Ru)

394 349 with the prices of even

old beater cars these days, it could take years.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 02:59 PM (rJUlF)

I have a 2003 Toyota Avalon with about 130k miles. Excellent mechanical and very good cosmetic.

I can't find anyone who will make a serious offer!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:28 PM (wYseH)

Heck, hang onto it then!

Or try Facebook sales or Craigslist if you must.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 25, 2018 03:46 PM (xJa6I)

395 390 Insomniac, You're a native Floridian?
Posted by: girldog at February 25, 2018 03:44 PM (g5YYQ)

Yep, one of the last remaining few it seems. Multigenerational too.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 03:47 PM (NWiLs)

396 teej

Rocky Ford is overrun with geo-cachers today. Very few kids out playing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 03:47 PM (hyuyC)

397 366 We played a game we called jailers, two teams one went and hid the other team had to catch then bring the prisoner back to the 'jail ' cell ( a sidewalk square) . The prisoners could be released if a free team member could get into the jail and touch the inmates and not get caught. One side when all caught became the cops and the other side were the hunted, often taking a night just for one side.

Found out when I was in the USAF kids from NY and Boston played the same game with different names.
Posted by: Skip


Hey, even I (in my crazy-world) played that game -- except we called it "Sharks and Fish."

Our rules were slightly different. It was set up exactly like a football field -- there was a playing area and two end zones at each end. One single kid at first was chosen to be the first "Shark." He stood in the middle of the field. Then at first ALL the rest of the kids were the "Fish," and we all started in one end zone (or as we called it, "Safety"). The goal at first was to run across to the other Safety without being touched by the Shark. If you reached the Safety, you were safe. But if the Shark touched you. then you became a Shark as well. So the first run, only a few kids would get touched. Thus, on the second run, there would now be, say, three or four Sharks, and fewer Fish. And then again you'd try to run across to the other Safety without getting touched. Each back-and-forth got more difficult, as each time more kids had been touched and turned to Sharks. Eventually, there would be a breaking point and there would be 50 Sharks on the field and just 5 Fish left trying to cross. What made it interesting is that those five Fish were always the fastest kids, and could be hard to catch, even for 50 Sharks. The goal was to be the last surviving Fish; then you would be declared the Winner. But your "prize" was that NEXT time, you had to be the first Shark.

Basically, it was just training for football. Each "run" was essentially the same as a kickoff in a football game -- tacklers trying to get the guy who's trying to run the length of the field.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 03:48 PM (42M22)

398 388 That brief period of the 80s and 90s when college still meant something and blacks and hispanics were considered equal to other Americans.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 25, 2018 03:44 PM (ks6bw)

Yes but...that was rapidly being ground away. It wasn't as in-your-face everywhere like it is now, but it was there.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 03:48 PM (NWiLs)

399 I was in the army in the 60's and things were getting kind of rough at various army installations. My room mate who was black was stabbed to death right outside our door. (we had 2 man rooms) and we were warned not to walk alone at night. This was the time of all the riots in the cities.

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:48 PM (O2JlO)

400 Trans boy booed after again winning girls state wrestling title...



HATERZ!!!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 03:46 PM (+y/Ru)

I don't get why they don't ban it for doping.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (4fiCC)

401 Lawn darts contest --- Bad Idea! I learned something that day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog


How to treat a sucking chest wound?

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (GckyN)

402 I miss wing windows.


Posted by: dartist at February 25, 2018


This X1000

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (a3OL0)

403 I have a 2003 Toyota Avalon with about 130k miles. Excellent mechanical and very good cosmetic.

I can't find anyone who will make a serious offer!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



Keep it and keep it in good shape.
Estimate what the payment would be if you purchased a new one then put that payment in an account. Then use that account for upkeep on the Avalon. At the end of the year you will be the better for it.

Do the same for insurance costs.

Posted by: Barry at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (lPDqu)

404 Or try Facebook sales or Craigslist if you must.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 25, 2018 03:46 PM (xJa6I)

Knitting needles...eyes...some assembly required.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (wYseH)

405 When I was in 4th grade I discovered the station library, near the theater. And right next to the library door was a 5 ball for a nickel pinball machine. What a combo!

Warped me forever.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (hyuyC)

406 One flush toilets.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (ks6bw)

407
I miss the lack of feeling that Western civilization is doomed and that liberals are joyously destroying it.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


What is to replace it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 03:50 PM (IqV8l)

408 Keep it and keep it in good shape.

Posted by: Barry at February 25, 2018 03:49 PM (lPDqu)

It was my mom's car....I have enough cars!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:50 PM (wYseH)

409 "Trans boy booed after again winning girls state wrestling title...

HATERZ!!!!!"

When the Democrats return to power, all the people who booed will be tracked down and arrested.

It's the one thing that terrifies me about the future - the D's are going to regain control sooner or later, and they will be bent on revenging themselves on the half of the country that they hate utterly.

Obama's subversion of the IRS and FBI is just a love tap, compared to what is coming.

Posted by: The ARC of History at February 25, 2018 03:51 PM (dlwIY)

410 I missed the earlier thread, but on THAT topic, yesterday BTH had some head-shaking intel out of CO, about Church hierarchy urging parishoners to agitate for amnesty (for "dreamers", I think).


When calamitously stupid policies are pushed under the guise of unintelligent moral narcissism, one wonders why some revenue gaps aren't closed by taxing previously exempt properties. Why can't we get some idiot authoritarians to push for that?


"Look we treasure the role of religious freedom in a pluralistic society, but ...... when churches start to subvert public safety, the rule of law, and moral clarity, well, it might be time to re-look at some previous arrangements".

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 03:51 PM (Pby3z)

411 How's Ardsley treating you?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:38 PM (wYseH)


Great, except for the cold and rain. We're actually staying in an Airbnb in Tuckaho. Found a bar called The Quarry, right around the corner from where we're staying.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 03:51 PM (fIn37)

412 I miss going to the drug store with my Dad. He'd buy me a Coca-Cola, a bag of peanuts, and a comic book. He'd shoot the breeze with his buddies while I thrilled to the exploits of four-color heroes. I miss the taste of the Coke and the smell of the newsprint. I miss believing that the good guys always win, and Truth, Justice, and the American Way. I miss my Dad, and the way he was a faultless hero to me, when I couldn't conceive of a time when I wouldn't be close to him.

Posted by: Lurker at February 25, 2018 03:51 PM (5vV+V)

413 Never heard the term "motherfuc*er", until I got in the army. Being from an all white small town....Even Sgt Simon's (a real nice black platoon leader) called everyone that. He didn't mean anything by it, it was just the way it was.

Posted by: Colin at February 25, 2018 03:52 PM (O2JlO)

414 Sharkman

Do not put the divorcing spouses on opposite teams.

No sucking chess wounds. Close calls, yes. But we did learn who had the faster reflexes. When I learned me some UCMJ, I remembered that time --penetration, however slight, was narrowly averted.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 03:52 PM (hyuyC)

415 The teachers in high school just straight-up told us, "We're not going to teach you white history; we're going to teach you black history." And then "black history" turned out to be nothing but endless diatribes about how evil white people are and always have been.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 03:33 PM (42M22)



Freshman year we had two history classes. One on African history and the other was China. The only good thing was the priest who taught African history was black and very cool and showed the movie Zulu. They used to do part of the Mass in Spanish even though a small part of the school spoke it. I was told by a Spanish teacher I had to learn the language because in 10 years most of the country would be speaking it. A "religion" teacher said that after the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor we didn't have to declare war but tell them "Okay you've got our attention. What do you want?" I mentioned the other attacks by the Japs immediately after Pearl he mumbled. Being a Catholic school the only movie remotely related to religion was Jesus Christ Superstar to which most of us laughed the entire way through and the teachers yelled at us to shut up. It was the today's insanity 30 plus years ago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 03:52 PM (SiINZ)

416 ...so my memories are all together different growing up as a kid....


Yeah, I'm old enough that I have Moonrise Kingdom memories, but I'm nostalgic for things from my adult life when it was my children who were the children, not me.

There's a beach called Humarock that had a party every July 3. I found it by accident, I was living out there and didn't know it was a tradition until I stumbled across it.

People would save up pallets and broken chairs and cords of wood all year long for the 3rd of July bonfire. The bonfires were massive and lined a stretch of beach 3 or so miles long. Fireworks went off everywhere, but they were like the bonfires. Not municipal, just guys who'd been planning their personal fireworks show since last year.

It was utter chaos and it was glorious. Cops were there, but not to stop anything just to keep order.

I stumbled onto this gem around Y2K and was amazed that it was a thing that could still happen in America. It finally got banned a few years ago.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 03:52 PM (fuK7c)

417 Hi ya NaCly.
Did ya see my @314?
Was living down Allen Rd from Tuttle Creek Blvd on Northview Dr.
No apt complex then. Farm field all the day to Casement.

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 03:52 PM (9razJ)

418 Found a bar called The Quarry, right around the corner from where we're staying.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 03:51 PM (fIn37)

If you feel like a short drive, head over to "The Bridgeview Tavern" in Tarrytown.

Excellent tap beer, great pub food, and a nice atmosphere.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:52 PM (wYseH)

419 I miss the giant old-school video arcades.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 03:53 PM (NWiLs)

420 The TV series "The Rat Patrol." We young boys thought those modified jeeps with the mounted machine guns were the coolest thing ever ...

Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 03:53 PM (BiLU+)

421 Sorry about your Mom. I lost my mom in May and am still heart broke. Maybe give it to someone who will appreciate it.

Posted by: Barry at February 25, 2018 03:54 PM (lPDqu)

422 See-saws. All the kids piling on one side to hold another kid in the air until he begged to be let down. Then letting him down with a slam.

Now prohibited, too dangerous. Like everything else.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 03:55 PM (MxEKc)

423
The TV series "The Rat Patrol." We young boys thought those modified jeeps with the mounted machine guns were the coolest thing ever ...
Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 03:53 PM


Oh hell yeah

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 03:55 PM (EzdLW)

424 Guess you did see it.
Geo-cacher?

They really screwed up Rocky Ford with all the concreting they did.

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 03:55 PM (9razJ)

425 Posted by: Lurker at February 25, 2018 03:51 PM (5vV+V)

Well said...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 03:55 PM (wYseH)

426 Ha. I forgot about when Black History Month came into being. Four years of how important 2nd place in peanut paste-making is and the tragedy that was the Harlem Renaissance.

And teachers not wanting to talk about what happened to Harlem.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 03:56 PM (ks6bw)

427
We lived in Ohio on 3.5 acres until 2009. The place next door, also on acreage, was bought by a couple with young kids. The kids would run around the front yard chasing each other and yelling with a passel of Shelties right behind barking their fool heads off.

One day the father apologized for the ruckus. Nonsense, I replied, that's exactly what kids that age should be doing.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 03:56 PM (YEQTW)

428 Im riding with one of my Carpenters and he won't drive a company truck after even one beer and I don't blame him either. Thanks for the tip, though. Maybe next weekend I'll take an Uber over that way. I can walk to The Quarry in five minutes.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 03:56 PM (fIn37)

429 399
I was in the army in the 60's and things were getting kind of rough at
various army installations. My room mate who was black was stabbed to
death right outside our door. (we had 2 man rooms) and we were warned
not to walk alone at night. This was the time of all the riots in the
cities.

Early 70's in Germany was bad too. Soon after I left my new guy roommate was killed. Never walked alone at night in the kaserne unless you were on guard duty.

Posted by: dartist at February 25, 2018 03:56 PM (nisXv)

430 CBD,

How much are you looking for?

At least, around here, I can't imagine anything more than $5K and in all honesty, probably quite a bit less.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 25, 2018 03:56 PM (E3rQ4)

431 390 Insomniac, You're a native Floridian?
Posted by: girldog at February 25, 2018 03:44 PM (g5YYQ)

Yep, one of the last remaining few it seems. Multigenerational too.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 03:47 PM (NWiLs)

So you're an endangered species. I've been here for almost 60 years and have seen very few in their native habitat.

Posted by: girldog at February 25, 2018 03:56 PM (g5YYQ)

432 Damn. Off Barry sock

Posted by: Harold at February 25, 2018 03:57 PM (lPDqu)

Senator Durbin Can't Have It Both Ways; He's Either A Catholic Or An Abortion Supporter...Not Both

Politicizing the pulpit has been going on for a very long time, but the Left has been ascendent for the last generation. So it is heartening to see some push-back.

Springfield Bishop Paprocki repeats: Senator Durbin is not to be admitted to Holy Communion

In an unusual move, a bishop — Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois —has posted this public statement on the diocesan website:

I agree completely with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, who called the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “appalling.”

Fourteen Catholic senators voted against the bill that would have prohibited abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization, including Sen. Richard Durbin, whose residence is in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. In April 2004, Sen. Durbin’s pastor, then Msgr. Kevin Vann (now Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, CA), said that he would be reticent to give Sen. Durbin Holy Communion because his pro-abortion position put him outside of communion or unity with the Church’s teachings on life. My predecessor, now Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, said that he would support that decision. I have continued that position.


Senator Durbin is of course free to worship (or not worship) as he sees fit. That is one of the glories of American Exceptionalism, and one that is fundamental to our freedom. But the Catholic church is also free to act in its own best interest. Denying the Senator communion may or may not be important to him, but it sends a serious and unambiguous message that his church takes his political activity seriously.

Posted by: CBD at 12:00 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (Sfs6o)

2 Ha! I AM FIRST!!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (Sfs6o)

3 Hello?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (Sfs6o)

4 OK. This is weird. Where is everybody?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (Sfs6o)

5 Hello? Hello?

Anybody?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (Sfs6o)

6 I'm scared.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (Sfs6o)

7 Stomp!

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (bJ0w+)

8 Really, guys! C'mon! Stop screwing around!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (Sfs6o)

9 Yo, Fritz!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (Sfs6o)

10 There's going to be a bloodbath.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 12:04 PM (bJ0w+)

11 Whoa. Not just a stomp but a wholesale elimination. Begun the cob wars have.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (NWiLs)

12 Ouch.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Vqe4u)

13 Well, that was an enstompening of the first order.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Tyii7)

14 'Sup, guys?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Sfs6o)

15 Nice to see someone in Catholic leadership with some balls.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (NWiLs)

16 Oh man, you ever been just sitting there and suddenly the timeline snaps back like a slinky and you're back in the other reality?

I have a headache now. May throw up.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (y87Qq)

17 It's reassuring to see the bishops calling out the CINO senators.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (6bMel)

18 And - George Lucas is an Archbishop...?

Wow.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (Vqe4u)

19 Riding bikes in the neighborhood as a young kid.

Now, it would never happen.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (UsCnO)

20 Trying to post the prayer list, but there is a wonky character in there somewhere and Pixyware is keeping me from posting it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (Ckg4U)

21 What just happened?

Are we in Ace's Matrix?

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (EzdLW)

22 Holy cow! I posted something and it went blank. The enstompening...it has begun.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (YYYb4)

23 Whoa. Not just a stomp but a wholesale elimination. Begun the cob wars have.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (NWiLs)


I suspect the other thread was voluntarily removed.

Still, I thought it was a better Sunday morning topic. The hypocrisy of Washington politicians? Meh. That's every other day that ends in a 'y.'

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (Pz4pT)

24 WTF happened? I commented on something, now the whole post is gone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (dUJdY)

25 21 What just happened?

Are we in Ace's Matrix?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (EzdLW)

Whoa. Deja vu.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (NWiLs)

26 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)

27 Nuclear option on the thread stomp.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (70cRb)

28 Dick should be shunned as well....I'm pretty sure Catholics don't do that , but maybe they should start.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (0+nbW)

29 I'm neither, I'm a spotter.

Posted by: Dick Durbin Hodgenson's spotter at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (14qvS)

30 I'm just going to have to rewrite the list and post it later.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Ckg4U)

31 Wow, way to wish a thread into the cornfield, Dildo.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (qJtVm)

32 This is like some Twilight Zone shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Sfs6o)

33 Weasel! Come in, Weasel! Can you hear us? Come towards the light! We're here!

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (EzdLW)

34 Trying to post the prayer list, but there is a wonky character in there somewhere and Pixyware is keeping me from posting it.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (Ckg4U)


Try
http://www.textcleanr.com/

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (y87Qq)

35 26 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)

I was thinking the exact same thing. Why she hasn't been excommunicated is beyond me.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

36 Hallelujah. I suspect a lot of this goes on in private, but I am thrilled that this was made public. May this be but a start.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (YSMj9)

37 My comment disappeared like a Clinton felony.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (Tyii7)

38 Springfield guy is correct, but I'm waiting for the nastygram from Frankie Fabulous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (MIKMs)

39
Good for this bishop, I wish more bishops would do that.


(in an about to be willowed comment I was going to say the 'by zombies' doesn't work..... I totaled my car by zombies. The just stood there and laughed)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (r+sAi)

40 I can heaaaaaar yoooooou!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (Sfs6o)

41 Der Stompening. Reckon that's what they mean when they say...Sh!t happens.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (fIn37)

42 35 26 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)

I was thinking the exact same thing. Why she hasn't been excommunicated is beyond me.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe there's a secret schism and we actually have one of those Mirror Universe Antipopes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (qJtVm)

43 the thing ir Durwood could go up for Communion and some Eucharistic minister who doesn't recognize him will give it to him. At least the bishops made their point.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (6bMel)

44 Mesa prolife. Okeeday?

Posted by: Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (bJ0w+)

45 This is like some Twilight Zone shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Sfs6o)


Was that what it's like in the cornfield?

Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)

46 The Democrats will throw you out for heresy faster than the Church will.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (oVJmc)

47
Bishop Paprocki is pretty traditional from what I understand and it's good to finally see someone in the Church take a stand against these scumbags like Dickhead Durbin. Now on to excommunicating the bastards. Although I'm sure that a shithead like Durbin might not care at this point

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (SiINZ)

48 In all seriousness, this is long overdue and something I think needs to be expanded. Excommunication too. Stop letting hypocrites and liars claim the shelter of Catholicism.

Unfortunately I do not see the current Pope supportive of such things.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (Vqe4u)

49 "Try
http://www.textcleanr.com/
"
-Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (y87Qq)

Thank you, Sir! Washing it as we speak.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (Ckg4U)

50 Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)
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It was skerry!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:12 PM (Sfs6o)

51
Dick should be shunned as well..



Angry lesbian wymynz authors everywhere agree.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:12 PM (EzdLW)

52 Maybe there's a secret schism and we actually have one of those Mirror Universe Antipopes.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (qJtVm)


I... I remember those! But we were talking about things we missed when we were growing up!

Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

53 About time a Catholic Bishop finally had the stones to do this. It is surely not a move that will be supported by the "usurper" Pope, Francis.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (GckyN)

54 Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

Were we ever really that young?

*sighs wistfully*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (qJtVm)

55 I'm guessing wormhole.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (Sfs6o)

56 8 Really, guys! C'mon! Stop screwing around!
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (Sfs6o)

--

bet you were thinking we all got raptured

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (vChNs)

57 Try
http://www.textcleanr.com/


I've even been able to Pixify some recalcitrant text by copying it into and out of Notepad (assuming you're running Windows.)

It's usually "smart quotes" or an em-dash, if it's not a character you can recognize quickly, like umlaut'ed vowels or something.

There has to be a better option than retyping the whole thing; that's a big list.

Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (JGBbg)

58 Two cobs' threads enter the AOS thunderdome. Only one gets out.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (EzdLW)

59 "Hope you enjoyed your tax free status while it lasted, Bishop!"

- (D)s

"Are you going to that Hillary fundraiser at that First United African Methodist Temple of the Black Jesus?"

- Same (D)s

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (ks6bw)

60 Dick Durbin is neither a Senator, Catholic or a Murder Inc. supporter.

He is a traitorous asshole.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (EoRCO)

61 45 This is like some Twilight Zone shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Sfs6o)

Was that what it's like in the cornfield?
Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)


Heh. I just happened to be reading Bill Mumy's Wikipedia page a few minutes ago.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (sdi6R)

62 46 The Democrats will throw you out for heresy faster than the Church will.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (oVJmc)


The Pope would have to go so we are in Purgatory right now. One Pope steps down and thats what you get. The libs are looking at this scenario for Tump.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (70cRb)

63 bet you were thinking we all got raptured
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (vChNs)

How could anybody tell? It's not like we'd leave a pile of clothes behind.

Right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (qJtVm)

64
Why Dickhead, what profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul, but for Wales Washington?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (SiINZ)

65 now if we can just get the Catholic bishops to toss the invader Marxist pope out on his ear.

No communion for globalists that conspire to overthrow sovereign governments.

imo

Posted by: illiniwek at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (bT8Z4)

66 I've even been able to Pixify some recalcitrant text by copying it into and out of Notepad (assuming you're running Windows.)

It's usually "smart quotes" or an em-dash, if it's not a character you can recognize quickly, like umlaut'ed vowels or something.

There has to be a better option than retyping the whole thing; that's a big list.
Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM



Yep. Apostrophes are a problem too.

I often paste something into Notepad or other plain text editor before pasting it here.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (EzdLW)

67 I'm feeling better!!!

Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)

68 Didn't work... Looks like a rewrite is in order.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (Ckg4U)

69 Was that what it's like in the cornfield?
Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)

---

but the cornfield fears being sent to the barrel

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (vChNs)

70 He'll find a church where that denial is quite overridden if he wants to, but it's not my concern. I don't understand why this is news, it hardly matters to anyone outside a church only some belong to.

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (Sp1NT)

71 I think excommunication is reserved for clerics in this day and age. Bishop telling Senator: You can't receive - is publicly giving him a chance to get right with the Lord.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (6bMel)

72 I'm feeling better!!!
Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)
-----------

Come baaaaaaaccckkkkkk

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (YSMj9)

73 The Church will likely follow this up by excommunicating a politician who supports border control.

The word is out in Colorado that we must support amnesty for DACA Dreamboats.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (6FqZa)

74 Didn't work... Looks like a rewrite is in order.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (Ckg4U)


Could you email me the red text stack trace message? There's a line in there that tells you which character is causing the problem, at what index. Might be able to help you track it down.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (y87Qq)

75 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)


========

You could say the same about John Kerry.

Posted by: Kim Jong-Un at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (/qEW2)

76 but there is a wonky character in there somewhere

Meesa sorry!

Posted by: JarJar Binks at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (CdVca)

77 65. that may be in the works.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (6bMel)

78 The American Roman Catholic Church seems pretty fine with abortion and every other hard left political position. I mean, you can find some specific churches that are not that way but overall, the leadership in the USA? They don't care what a Democrat says or does in office, what policies they promote, or what they believe in as long as they go to church on TV once in a while and give that sweet, sweet cash.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (39g3+)

79
I wonder what Thomas Paprocki thinks about border security?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 12:19 PM (IqV8l)

80 I don't understand why this is news, it hardly matters to anyone outside a church only some belong to.

---

Probably a small building, but probably 1/8th of the world's population is part of the church.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:19 PM (ks6bw)

81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)

82 63 bet you were thinking we all got raptured
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (vChNs)

How could anybody tell? It's not like we'd leave a pile of clothes behind.

Right?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (qJtVm)

---

threads would be filled with just BSG arguing with himself....and losing.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (vChNs)

83 54 Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

Were we ever really that young?

*sighs wistfully*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (qJtVm)

Not me, but I can only speak for myself.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (NWiLs)

84 Can we be sure that we're all still the same 'rons and 'ettes that our nics say we are? What if the magick stomp scrambled our identities?

What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

85 Yeah, it does not matter since this is more than 10 miles from my house.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (Vqe4u)

86 The Church will likely follow this up by excommunicating a politician who supports border control.

The word is out in Colorado that we must support amnesty for DACA Dreamboats.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (6FqZa)


I was wondering if you might show up, given what you'd mentioned last night. It almost sounds like a two factions struggling for control kind of thing like you read about.

But real life is rarely that exciting.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (y87Qq)

87 Christopher R Taylor, archbishop Aquila in Denver is strong against abortion, to his credit.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (6FqZa)

88 65 now if we can just get the Catholic bishops to toss the invader Marxist pope out on his ear.

---

there is no impeachment for Popes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (vChNs)

89 81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)


And they all get Federal money for "settling" "immigrants".

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (sdi6R)

90 Mail sent, hogmartin.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (Ckg4U)

91 Trying to post the prayer list, but there is a wonky character in there somewhere and Pixyware is keeping me from posting it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM

Hold on. Go to:
https://www.charset.org/html-special-characters
Is my go to Pixy compliant editor. Cut and paste.
Look for where it creates a & # _ _ _ _ -- that's your problem character.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (2FqvZ)

92 Maybe there's a secret schism and we actually have one of those Mirror Universe Antipopes.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (qJtVm)


Not exactly a secret. They did it. Right out in the open.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (Pz4pT)

93 "Reticent" only means a reluctance to speak, not a reluctance to act.

Posted by: KGB at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (4l/h3)

94 I'm feeling better!!!

Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)



Unfortunately, he released a letter a couple of weeks ago saying something to the effect that he was in his last days. It even more unfortunate that we've had to suffer with this commie pope for all this time

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (SiINZ)

95 81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)

Sad but true. A lot of them have completely sold out.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (NWiLs)

96 Bishop will soon be excoriated for having Balls...

You can't do that anymore...

/spit

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (NgKpN)

97 70. it matters if you're pro-life. The bishop called out 14 US Senators for voting the wrong way. It only would have taken a half dozen of them to get the bill passed.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (6bMel)

98 Howdy Slap! How's things?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (Sfs6o)

99 81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)
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Passed by a Lutheran church and they had a big snowman figure with a rainbow and "Hate Has No Home Here" or some such.

Firstly, nobody ever thinks a church is a hotbed of hate, and secondly, aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (qJtVm)

100 From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. Thus saith the Red Prophet.

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (Tyii7)

101 I wonder what Thomas Paprocki thinks about border security?

--

i bet all the goodfellas called him Tommy Poprocks when he was a kid.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (vChNs)

102 Christopher R Taylor, archbishop Aquila in Denver is strong against abortion, to his credit.

How many pro-abortion politicians in his flock has he excommunicated or at least disciplined?

I'm not condemning the denomination here, its through all the church. Those who are supposed to stand up for Christ are instead standing up for the left. Whether its fear of being rejected socially or fear of persecution, or fear of seeming weird so people avoid church, or what, they're all betraying their faith and God. And candles are being removed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (39g3+)

103
there is no impeachment for Popes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90

There isn't?

Posted by: Pope Benedict at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (rctDH)

104 84 Can we be sure that we're all still the same 'rons and 'ettes that our nics say we are? What if the magick stomp scrambled our identities?


Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)


I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)

105 rickl , I think that's what's 'Hiding Behind This Post', as they say on 4chan. The Church in Boston almost died because of the kiddly fiddling scandal and lawsuits. The Church needed money fast. That was one way to get it.

Paul Williams, Among the Ruins discusses this.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (6FqZa)

106 Think about it: if a leftist politician were to come out against a bedrock leftist position he'd be excommunicated by the left in a heartbeat.

Durbin hasn't been excommunicated, just denied Holy Communion.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (YqDXo)

107 Interesting memory: when I was growing up, even non-catholics identified by the local parish in Chicago. Some older 'neighborhood' maps of Chicago neighborhoods have the local catholic church/school as central point.

Blaise Cupich has been a big disappointment. Maybe the Dopey Popey figured he was 'ethnic' enough for Chicago. WGN showed the ceremonies of appointments live, after the news, as a big deal. Too bad he isn't Polish. I think donations are down to necessary local only -- nothing that goes beyond the parish.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (MIKMs)

108 Now if only the bishops for the other Senators, and bishops with abortion supporting politicians in their dioceses would also enforce this ban.

Gotta get rid of the Johnson IRS rule.

Posted by: Iblis at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (9221z)

109 83 54 Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

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You're STILL dreaming!

Posted by: Cobb at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (vChNs)

110 I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)
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Yes, I'm afraid this is the only way.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (Sfs6o)

111 Bishop Paprocki is pretty traditional from what I understand and it's good to finally see someone in the Church take a stand against these scumbags like Dickhead Durbin.

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Once Frankie Hollywood hears about this, Durbin will be sanctified and Paprocki will be polishing the communion utensils.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

112 there is no impeachment for Popes.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (vChNs)


No, but I'm sure there are ways. Or at least it seems, if history serves, that Popes could be "retired", IYKWIM.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 12:25 PM (fIn37)

113 According to wikipedia, Illinois is 28% Catholic. But how many care, and will they remember when his term is up?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (/qEW2)

114 I feel like 90% of what comes out of the Catholic Church is left-wing nonsense, with the exception of abortion. The new Pope is even worse on these issues.

I'm glad a Bishop made the easy call that maybe there should be some pushback on something as grisly as a 20 week abortion.

Maybe they can shut up now about things like immigration policy and gun control and stick to real moral issues.

Posted by: Apache at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (uc45P)

115 What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

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it'd suck that i still ain't got bewbs. Can we reroll the dice?

Posted by: Cobb at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (vChNs)

116 It's Frankie Hollywood versus Pop Rocks in the Octogon!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (qJtVm)

117

Firstly, nobody ever thinks a church is a hotbed of hate, and secondly, aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage


Lutheran Social Services expanding Somali Muslim population of Minnesota

https://tinyurl.com/jqt8sl8

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (IqV8l)

118 110 I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)
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Yes, I'm afraid this is the only way.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (Sfs6o)

Lol... Thanks for the support. What do you drive on Weasel acres?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (70cRb)

119 94 I'm feeling better!!!

Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)



Unfortunately, he released a letter a couple of weeks ago saying something to the effect that he was in his last days. It even more unfortunate that we've had to suffer with this commie pope for all this time
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (SiINZ)

Hmmm... could it be...

God set up a system whereby he was going to talk to ONE Pope... and give him guidance... until he called Him home...

So we have a Pope who was elected... but with the Old Pope still alive....

The Old Testament God was pretty cut and dried... and CLEAR about his intentions... and the failure of you to follow his guidance was severely punished...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (NgKpN)

120 112. yeah I think a wayward pope can get bounced

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (6bMel)

121 What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

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what are you talking about? I'm Hands

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (vChNs)

122 AoSHQ Prayer List

rickl- Lung cancer.

redc1c4- General Health. Would like to be healthy enough to look for a j*b.

kbdabear- Mother's dementia.

CaliGirl- Mom's boyfriend Arthur has cancer. --(12/26/17)- The gold digger that is elder abusing a friend of ours and making everyone miserable with ridiculous demand letters has claimed her first victim. I'm sad to report the special needs son of the elderly victim was found dead today. I have no idea how he passed. He was in his 50's and had no health problems.

Hrothgar- Lost Son in accident; (1/6/18 ) I'd appreciate Horde prayers for my grandson and granddaughter, both still very devastated by the loss of their father, and I truly fear for their futures. The grandson is in real emotional distress, but the granddaughter seems to be pulling out of it, but I can't really be sure.

Fenelon Spoke- Healing for my son and ability to pay healthcare bills.

RedMindBlueState- Cousin Agnes has passed. Prayers for her friends and Family. If you could add her husband Mel, who has Parkinson's and moved into assisted living now without his wife, to the list, I'd appreciate it.

Dr. Strangepork- Friend may have had a stroke.

Bebe's boobs destroy- Former co-worker's four year-old has cancer.

Mindful webworker- Wife's health due to longstanding issues.

ibguy- Sister's brain cancer, (gioblastoma).

pookysgirl- Husband's suicide attempt and mental health.

Jade Sea- Husband's cancer

Moron Pundit- Father-in-law's heart surgery.

junior- Employment

Duke Lowell- Son in need of healing.

Miley- Future employment, big move.

Jinx- Mother's passing.

Emmie- Continued relationship with Daughter.

Vic- Return of cancer.

ReneeTX- Terminal brain cancer.

Booknlass- Relationship with Daughter.

Just wondering- My sister Lisa had a large brain tumor removed, is partly paralyzed and wheel chair bound with memory issues and heart failure - needs prayers for her encouragement and recovery.
Also, our family needs prayers after the recent death of our father, after the passing of our mother last year. We've been through a rough patch.

Lin-duh fell- (1/7/18 ) My husband has been out of work for over 6 months now, has become disheartened with all the rejections, and pretty much given up on looking for a job. His unemployment benefits have run out. He is working on an iOS app that is close to being released so please pray for its successful completion and launch.

Blacksheep- Stage 2 prostate cancer.

Weirddave and Gingy- Gingy's father passing away.

Alexthechick- Father's dementia.

Molly K- Niece killed by elderly driver.

Donna V- Bills to be paid and an alcoholic Brother.

Gushka- Infection after being bitten by her horse. Her friends' mental health after returning from battle.

bergerbuilder- Multiple strokes, out of hospital at end of September.

Chi- Friend's passing, (Lewis), after battle with cancer.

huerfano- Father's recovery from heart failure.

The Oort Cloud- Thalassemia, genetic blood disorder, complicated my hemolytic anemia. "Given" two years by doctor.

Hopped up on Something- Immediate Family member with cancer. Bone pain without opioids, Hospital Policy.

Publius- Father's health. Rheumatoid arthritis, severe pain during flare-ups. Stamina, in general.

Cannibal Bob- Our brother-in-law (my sister's husband) passed away yesterday morning. We are mourning the loss of the gentlest of souls who shared his gift of listening, was a Good Samaritan to any in need and was so close to the earth that you were grounded and at peace just being around him.
-Also, Bob's cousin who just finished chemo has been pronounced in remission. Praise the Lord!
-Our other brother-in-law with the cancer around his heart is doing well with chemo/radiation. We pray that it continues successfully and with few side effects.

Insomniac- 1) That my autoimmune disorder will stay under control. 2) That the work situation I have will continue to come together and grow.

OregonMuse- Shoulder replacement and recovery.

Slapweasel- Father's dementia and Mother's attitude.

Jane D'oh- Son's Best Friend was in a terrible automobile accident. Surgeries and long recovery ahead. (1/9/18 )

Iron Mike Golf- My grandsons. Safety and peace for them. Mrs IMG is scheduled for surgery.

Cheri- Lost Son, (21), in February to hiking accident.

Teresa in Ft. Worth- (2/10/18 ) Our friend Nic is in need of urgent prayers. He has had a few days of setbacks and continues to decline. His lungs are filled with fluid. His situation is critical. His Mom is requesting that all prayer warriors ask for God's intervention. After almost six months in the hospital, everyone is weary. Our God is the God of miracles!

Alf767- Employment. 60 y.o. ex-pilot in aviation industry.

Backwards Boy- B'Gal has Congestive heart failure, COPD, scleroderma and arthritis.

Dang- Esophageal cancer. Starting radiation and chemo week of 11/26/17.

Methos- (12/12/17) Mother has Alzheimers and friend Herb died shortly before Thanksgiving, leaving a wife with unspecified memory issues and three adult children.

LCMS Rulz!- (12/12/17) 1) Advancing dementia in my Mother-in-Law: we're going to have to move her all-too-soon;
2) Praise and Glory be for the near simultaneous cancer healings among three of my in-laws.

Michael the Texan- (12/12/17) Difficult divorce from longtime physically abusive wife. Please pray for my wife, too, as this divorce will leave her with much less financial freedom.

Elisabeth- (12/12/17) Chronic stress from my perpetually low income is worsening my known autoimmune problems and probably some that haven't yet been diagnosed, and I've just started my fifth course of antibiotics for a recurrent sinus infection and nothing I've tried to improve my income situation (finding a better job, asking for a raise, selling my work, finding cheaper housing) has worked. Plus, I need new glasses but can't afford the eye exam.

Redinabluestate- (12/12/17) Prostate cancer. *update* Have had two procedures which have gone well. I am now healing and should know if I'm cancer free in 3 months. Thanks for all the prayers! I'm certain that my positive outcome is due to all the support I've received. The Morons are the best!

Physics Geek- (12/12/17) Both my mother and stepdad (divorced and not together) are suffering from dementia, with my stepfather's case being somewhat further along.

NoLongerInTheBellyoftheBeast- (12/18/17) I need to have prayers added to the list for a friend and cow-orker named Renee who just got diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I could also use prayers for myself. Major joint pain and long term major depression. And prayers for better finances to pay medical bills.

Johnny- (12/19/17) About a year and a half ago my wife divorced me. It was all very civil and amicable. Today she told me (texted me) that she is now engaged. This whole time, I've been torn up and depressed, of course, but, I don't know, maybe I was in denial or something, because when she told me that.. Gah. It's really over. That life that I was so excited about, will never come to pass.

Tone Staple- (12/19/17) For a relative with Pick's Disease, and for his family. Pick's Disease is a form of dementia that starts with gradual loss of language.

Arch Stanton- (12/19/17) My dad is recovering from having a pacemaker put in, and battling COPD.

Captain Whitebread- (12/19/17) I've had to go to the local hospital ER a couple of times since heart surgery because I was concerned I might be having more heart trouble. I didn't, but since I didn't have insurance, the bill was huge. I tried paying a little every month, but sometimes I missed because money is really tight.
Monday, I was served with a court summons. The collection agency working for the hospital is taking me to court. I owe $4500. I have no way of paying in full. I have to appear in court with the next 35 days.
All I am asking from the Horde is prayers that a workable solution might be found. I am not asking for money; everyone has done more than enough after my heart surgery and when I almost had my electricity cut off a couple of years ago. I believe that with enough prayer, a way will reveal itself. At this time, I don't know what it is. But I believe there is one.

Ladyl- (12/20/17) My dad is back on Hopice and isn't doing great.

Anonymous- (12/19/17) ...Her family has to leave the R.V. park because her husband lost his job two months ago. He has a job prospect in Texas so he is going after it. There are 7 of them living in a 16 ft. trailer but the children are always clean and happy. She has been driving for Uber just to keep food on the table. She's scared about moving, trying to be normal for the kids, doesn't know what will happen if this job prospect doesn't work out. She's got such a good heart and is trying so hard, right now she feels a little desperate and tired.
Please pray for her and her family. I know how much it helps.

Anonymous- (12/22/17) A dear friend who survived cancer--twice--died unexpectedly Thursday night. Not from cancer. He was one of the kindest, sweetest people I've known. His widow is in shock, and sitting in their house looking at the tree they decorated together, and their gifts to each other under it.

Patrick from Ohio- (12/24/17) Can you add my Sister In Law Denise she suffers from LUPUS like symptoms and nothing is really working.

JQ- (12/26/17) 'Twas an otherwise Merry Christmas, because it might be Dad's last, as he has advanced cancer. Dad (80s) is ambulatory but slowing down...
The reality of Dad's situation hit hard tonight after I got home and my heart is breaking.
Prayers welcome, if you would please.
Thanks, Merry Christmas, and God bless you all.

Jim, Sunk New Dawn- (12/26/17) From a rather chilly Orlando, FL. 89 y/o Step Mom in deteriorating health. One way trip, and a contest as to what gets her first. Water around enlarged heart, or OldTimers.
Looks like I'll have to make a hasty long term TDY to Orlando, for however long time is left.

DaninMN- (1/8/18 ) Daughter came home from NICU and met her 19 Month old Sister.

mpfs- (1/1/18 ) Mom was taken by ambulance yesterday afternoon to the hospital. Possible stroke. When they took her sugar last night it was... 759. Even the neurologist did a double take.

Catman- (1/2/18 ) My dad died tonight.... Please prayers.

Ron- (1/2/18 ) Please pray for the family of Zack Parrish, the Douglas County Sheriff's
Deputy who was slaughtered in an ambush in Highlands Ranch, CO on December
30. He was a true follower of Jesus Christ. Zack was 29. Please pray for his
wife Gracie and the two little daughters he left.

rocketeer67- (1/2/18 ) Praying for strength to get through a totally unexpected, unforeseen and unwanted divorce from my wife of 20 years. Praying for understanding as to why she has asked for it. Prayers that her eyes would be opened to the hurt that this is causing everyone around her, even if we're all trying to accept it (with varying degrees of sucess moment by moment) with dignity, grace, and love. Most importantly, prayers for our young children, who while appearing to be bearing it better than expected are clearly (at least to me) not themselves.


AllenG- (1/9/18 ) None of my normal pith tonight. I desperately covet the prayers of the Horde.
The 9 yr old son of one of my old HS/Church youth group friends wouldn't wake up this morning. They took him to the ER and an MRI found a mass in his brain. A first surgery to remove it was only partially successful, he still hasn't woken up, and he's been back I surgery for the lady couple of hours.
His name is Brody Nelson. I grew up with his mom, Courtney. They and their family could really use a miracle right about now...

Gabe- (1/9/18 ) I have a couple of good friends, Patrick Porter and Barbie Turner who are both battling cancer. A petition to the almighty by the horde would be huge IMO.

Commander Cobra- (1/9/18 ) Prayers for active Service Members and those who have served.

sulla- (1/9/18 ) I'd ask to have my mother and sister-in-law added. My mother broke her shoulder this week, and my sister-in-law is recovering from a liver/kidney transplant.

Fox2!- (1/14/18 ) Please add a friend to the list. She is out of the hospital and in rehab.

jeannebodine- (1/14/18 ) feeling particularly low right now in this brutal winter. My 68-year old husband suffers from Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease and he is deteriorating rapidly.
We have no family around us and friends are thin on the ground, even though we always had many friends throughout our lives. Even close friends have disappeared.
It sure is a different world out there than the one I grew up in. Prayers would be so appreciated for my husband and for me, a full-time spouse caregiver.
Thank you so much. Prayers for you and the Horde from my end.

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing- Job issues; (1/16/18 ) A friend's wife of barely 2 years was killed by a train. No word on whether it was an accident or suicide. Prayers for him and his daughters.

Nathan- (1/16/18 ) Kitsapbass (and family) homeless. Long story short. Wife's ex husband has custody of elder two kids, goes to jail. We move in because state is mandating parent must be in residence, requiring us to break lease. Ex-husband kicks all (including kids he has custody of) out of house because he is upset that we are in the house (even though he knew all this was required by state).

Kim Jong-nun- (1/16/18 ) Please pray for the complete recovery of Wayne DuPree's sister who has the most virulent form of breast cancer.

Northernlurker- Wife has passed, (1/17/18 ).

Czarkazm- (1/17/18 ) We are grateful to God for taking care of our daughter in her first semester at college while earning a 4.0 GPA.

thathalfrican- (1/19/18 ) My mother for healing from her cancer and weight gain. My father for having the weight of the world on his shoulders. My siblings for being so young and having to endure all this. My wife for a safe finish to her pregnancy and delivery of our child.
Some good fortune for my family would be helpful heh.

MISH McConnell- (1/23/18 ) If you would Ad Me My Family as a Sister of mine has Brest Cancer has to have a Masectomy on Feb. 6th

s738226- (1/24/18 ) Hi, been a daily reader for like 13 years and would request prayer for my renal failure/dialysis and transplant evaluation. Also please for my family and friends, my ten year old daughter, all the nurses and techs at my dialysis clinic, and everyone in the medical community who helps those in need. I have been immensely blessed but would appreciate the moron's kicking in some intercessions on my behalf.

THORAXtheIMP- (1/27/18 ) My friend, and brother through combat, Kevin Krouse took his own life on Tuesday (I only found out last night). I served in the Marines with him for 3 years. I would ask that you post his name on the prayer list so that God might let his family know they are not alone and there are those who grieve with them.

Katja- (1/29/18 ) I can't say anything too specific about my request, just that I'd ask for prayers for a young man, still a teenager, whom I'll call "A", who is battling depression and suicidal tendencies and continually pulling away from the people who care most about him.

SteveOReno- (1/30/18 ) I haven't reached out before but I have a prayer request for my Son, OReno, Jr. He is newly sober (about 90 days), clean from drugs and alcohol. He is still struggling with the burden of Bipolar I Disorder. He had a psychotic break in 2016, but is compliant with taking his prescribed medicine. He is trying to stay sober and finish his last two terms of College for a degree in Economics. He needs prayers for strength and to make the right choices and renewed faith in God.

Texican(ette)- (1/30/18 ) Please pray for my sister-in-law who needs to divorce her alcoholic husband. An overabundance of hope from her good heart has kept her from doing it, but he has said he won't stop drinking and even her son told her to divorce him. I told her: what would you advise your best friend? Go thou and do likewise.

barbarausa- (1/31/18 ) Son left rehab, texted girlfriend he was "in the woods", then turned off his phone. There isn't a lot we can do but what we've already done, other than pray.
I know there are some major prayer warriors on here, and would be most humbly grateful if you'd send some up for him.

notsothoraeu- (2/2/18 ) Our friend George passed away last night. Please thank everyone for their prayers.

Cheriebebe- (2/4/18 ) Hello,
I would like to ask for prayers for myself please.
I had been having worsening breathing. The little voice in my head said; 'this isn't right, let's get to the Dr.'' They thought I had CHF and maybe pneumonia. The hospital was FULL so no admission, fine, I was managing. They did a thoracentisis to drain fluid from my right lung as it really wasn't CHF and pneumonia. Somehow the initial results were a nothing-burger, but when I got in to see the pulmonary Dr. the results showed metastatic cancer. I'm completely blown away. This is a recurrence of breast cancer that I had battled 7 yrs ago. Please pray for my husband and myself as this is a mortal blow.
I'm only 53 and I am simply terrified. *Thank you*

Deplorable Lady with two Deplorable Cats- (2/4/18 ) Please ask prayers for my long time friend, Stephanie. For the past four years of so she was the sole caretaker of her husband, who was slowly slipping into dementia. Ray passed just a couple days before Christmas. About ten days later, Steph was in the hospital for a few days because of a huge blood clot in her right leg. They were still working on that when she returned to the hospital because of a nasty abcess in her colon. They cut it out, but she has to go back for a resection of her colon in a few weeks to eliminate future problems.
(2/15/18 ) My oldest son's best friend, who practically grew up in my house, had Hodgkins ten years ago and beat it. His latest scan was yesterday, and the Hodgkins is back. Jason has a wife and a set of fourteen year old twins. He's terrified and needs as many prayers and good wishes as possible.

auscolpyr- (2/6/18 )- My daughter is an IDD and on the spectrum. Her violent behaviors require her to live at an ICF at which she has improved but still has occasional outbursts in which she wants to be with me. I love her and want her to understand that where she is at is best for her. I pray for her understanding and a ceasing of her negative behaviors before anything escalates.

Mrs. Leggy- (2/7/18 ) One of my fifth grade students, named Michael, has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be having surgery this Thursday, 2/8/18. We won't know how bad it is until the docs can attempt to remove and biopsy the tumor. I will update this when I know more.

USNtakim- (2/7/18 ) My wife (Jkim) has been diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) A progressive chronic arthritis mainly affecting her pelvis and lower back (for now). Her hips knees elbows hands and feet are also involved. She is going to start injecting Humira . Pray for the easing of her pain, success in stopping the progression without side effects and peace for her and me. I have Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) there is no treatment or any cures. I am disabled and lean on her (literally) for so much. Having two chronic progressive conditions is a burden we never counted on. Pray for us.

Curmudgeon- (2/7/18 ) My mother has been mostly bedridden, half paralyzed, and unable to speak since a catastrophic stroke on February 23, 2015. Please pray for her
peaceful departure, since recovery now appears impossible.

Bildo- (2/7/18 )
I almost asked you to pray for my family recently and didn't but if it wouldn't be too much to ask; would you include my joyous thanks for God for answering us and saving me, my mom, my two younger brothers, plus my recently deceased twin brother's children from the financial ruin we were facing by sending a godly man to purchase part of our farm?

Jewells- (2/7/18 ) I hate complaining, so many have way worse problems than I do but my pain level has really gone up several notches with my arthritis affecting my back, knees and foot. I can't walk without a limp anymore. I'm only 29 going on 63 but I feel like I'm 90. My quality of life is shit and I'm battling depression over this and other crappy stuff going on in my life. Just some prayers for strength and some easing of the pain would be so appreciated. Thanks.

Ladyl- (2/7/18 ) Prayer requested for a friend whose two adult daughters are both gravely ill with different illnesses. One has type I diabetes, lupus and kidney failure. She has been on transplant lists for five years. The other, the mother of four boys seven and under, was just diagnosed with cancer of the spine.

garagelogician- (2/21/18 ) I am asking for prayers for my wife and I as we undergo another attempt at IUI to have a child. My wife is 39 years old and has problems ovulating naturally, my counts are on the low side as well. We just did the insemination yesterday, so now we have to wait for 2 weeks to see if we can get pregnant.
This is likely our last try at IUI. Next step would be IVF (at over $35k a pop) or adoption (also likely well over $30k). We had an ectopic pregnancy a year ago, and several other failed attempts over the last 18 months.

hogmartin- (2/24/18 ) feel awfully presumptuous in asking - some people have real problems, after all - but it sure would be nice if this job opportunity works out.
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If I can post in your "voice", I'd like it better. It personalizes the prayer, instead of my shorthand.

I'd also like to pray for the people who aren't on this list. For those who don't choose to publicize their trials and maladies, I understand. You won't suffer in silence. A candle will be lit in your name.

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:

http://www.prayerguide.org.uk/stfrancis.htm

Corrections, additions and updates can be sent to the email in my nic.

Be as specific or as vague as you need. Anonymity is, of course, welcome.

-This list will be posted nearly every Sunday, as close to Noon as possible.

Let us console others, O Lord.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (Ckg4U)

123 Passed by a Lutheran church and they had a big snowman figure with a rainbow and "Hate Has No Home Here" or some such.

I hate that kind of thing. Despise it with tooth gritting fury. Its a horrific attack and insult at best upon everyone else in the world. WE are loving and kind, not like the REST of you!

Like stores that say they welcome everyone no matter who they are. Well no kidding, you're a business, you'll take anyone's money. There's a house not far from me with a sign that says they welcome all neighbors no matter where they come from. Just you? You're claiming that the rest of the entire neighborhood, nay, the city, is filled with hateful racist that hate all others?

People like that need a fist in the face.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (39g3+)

124 No, I'M Hands.

Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (qJtVm)

125 My darling WeaselWoman was a devout Catholic until about 15 years ago when the Church's BS became too much for her to tolerate (and she tolerates ME which should indicate her capacity for BS) so she bailed and transferred to the Methodist Church.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (Sfs6o)

126 21 What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

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what are you talking about? I'm Hands
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (vChNs)

Yeah but in what dimension? Are you the evil twin of Hands?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (70cRb)

127 The road to the Barrel is paved with good intentions.

Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (qJtVm)

128 aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

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Martin made a mean casserole back in the day. When he wasn't tossing books out of the Bible.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (vChNs)

129 Do Sen.Killagram of NY next

Posted by: vivi at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (11H2y)

130 Brain teaser: Name a commandment Little Dickie hasn't broken. Or a constitutional clause.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (+y/Ru)

131 No, I'M Hands.
Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (qJtVm)


Pfft. HandsY, maybe.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (y87Qq)

132 I love it when Catholics act like real Catholics. Gives me hope and highlights the hypocrisy of the fake Catholics.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (/A+Cl)

133 It really was inevitable that repeatedly tagging underline in a post would result in at least one tag not being closed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (39g3+)

134 Shut up!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sHand'sDildo at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (wYseH)

135 All that and I leave an underline open... lol.

God sure has a sense of humor.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (Ckg4U)

136 Dick should be shunned as well..

Angry lesbian wymynz authors everywhere agree.

Posted by: Hands


I read that as "stunned" and was going to suggest a Fish Whacker.

Yeah, I know. Phrasing.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (GckyN)

137 I suspect most of us have been accused of being all hands.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)

138 Deep down, are we not all really Hands?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (39g3+)

139 I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)

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wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Bush 41 at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (vChNs)

140 I read that as "stunned" and was going to suggest a Fish Whacker.


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That sicko needs to consult a priest.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)

141 Methodist Church.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (Sfs6o)


How in the world does she tolerate Methodist BS?

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (/A+Cl)

142 As a palate cleanser, I offer the oldie but goodie, Lutheran Airlines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0-W-OLT6nw

Meals are potlucks. Bring hotdish!

Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (qJtVm)

143
Lol... Thanks for the support. What do you drive on Weasel acres?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (70cRb)
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You mean for a car? My regular vehicle is a BMW, but my land broker politely suggested I get a truck, so I bought a used F150. I don't look like a total Yankee that way.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (Sfs6o)

144 Can we be sure that we're all still the same 'rons and 'ettes that our nics say we are? What if the magick stomp scrambled our identities?

What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)


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So what you're saying is you think our identities are scrambled?

Posted by: the Eggman at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (/qEW2)

145 "The road to the Barrel is paved with good intentions."
-Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (qJtVm)

That's why I have Save Tags in my sock. I've been to the barrel twice before.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (Ckg4U)

146 According to wikipedia, Illinois is 28% Catholic. But how many care, and will they remember when his term is up?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

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No, they won't, and if they do listen to the Catholic Church on political matters, they'll find 10-1 against Republicans on nonsense like immigration, gun control, capital punishment, social services, etc that gives liberal Catholics "cover" to vote Democrat and support things like abortion and gay marriage.

Posted by: Apache at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (uc45P)

147 Bwahahahahahaha!

Posted by: The Hands of David Lynch at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (EzdLW)

148 Thank you, hogmartin. I greatly appreciate it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (Ckg4U)

149 "Hate Has No Home Here"

I wonder what would happen if I walked into the home of someone that has that sign, just to use the toilet. Maybe help myself to a fun size snickers bar as I'm going back out the door.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (8ikIW)

150 "Hate Has No Home Here"*

*NRA, heterosexuals, white males, and our special Hate Target of the Week! excluded.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:34 PM (+y/Ru)

151 How in the world does she tolerate Methodist BS?

"I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers...
and Methodists!!!"
--Hedley Lamarr

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:34 PM (39g3+)

152 141 Methodist Church.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (Sfs6o)

How in the world does she tolerate Methodist BS?
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (/A+Cl)
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Fair question. As I mentioned, she has an incredible capacity for finding the good any anything.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (Sfs6o)

153 Duke Lowell- Son in need of healing.

Miley- Future employment, big move.

Jinx- Mother's passing.

Emmie- Continued relationship with Daughter.

Vic- Return of cancer.

ReneeTX- Terminal brain cancer.

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read them carefully. we're not always praying 'for' these things.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (vChNs)

154 "Hate Has No Home Here"

I wonder what would happen if I walked into the home of someone that has that sign, just to use the toilet. Maybe help myself to a fun size snickers bar as I'm going back out the door.
Posted by: Bruce

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Leave an upper decker.

There's a house not too far from me with multiple "hate has no home here" signs in their law, also written in Arabic.

I'm sure these white liberals will be spared if Muslims go on some Jihad in the neighborhood.

Posted by: Apache at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (uc45P)

155
wouldn't be prudent.
Posted by: Bush 41 at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM



Oh sure, easy for you to say, Mr "David Copafeel"

Posted by: hospice nurse at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (EzdLW)

156 --Hedley Lamarr
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:34 PM (39g3+)

He was ahead of the curve.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (NWiLs)

157 Ultimately we pray for comfort, wisdom, strength, and God's will to be done.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (39g3+)

158 my friend told me there's all these YTs of the sun dancing and spinning. That's me of the manifestations that occurred at Fatima 100 years ago. What does it mean? Who knows. I do know the population now includes a significant membership of sociopathic antichrists. The tweet by that commie clown who said Billy Graham is burning in hell proves it.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (6bMel)

159 Back to reading. We have maybe two hours of gloomlight left.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Gamestress of Triskelion at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (qJtVm)

160 Oddly enough, my neighborhood (30-40% Hispanic of one type or another) is not Catholic. The only Catholics are the oldsters, and only one is conventionally religious.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (MIKMs)

161 Looks like the WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION due to the speed of the bullet is going to be the next talking point to grab guns. Color me surprised!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (rdl6o)

162 124 No, I'M Hands.
Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (qJtVm)

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I'M HANDSACUS!

Posted by: totally not buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (vChNs)

163 Thank you, hogmartin. I greatly appreciate it.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (Ckg4U)


No worries, mate.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (y87Qq)

164 I suspect most of us have been accused of being all hands.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)
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I think all we 'ettes dated you at some point.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Ty7G4)

165 "Hate Has No Home Here"*

My sign says-
Hate has no home here, but vengeance has a master suite.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (aMlLZ)

166 ONE of the manifestations

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (6bMel)

167 fun size snickers bar

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Is that the one the size of a king size mattress?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (+y/Ru)

168 140 I read that as "stunned" and was going to suggest a Fish Whacker.


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That sicko needs to consult a priest.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)

Fish Whacker. Is that like Mackerel Snapper?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (NWiLs)

169 So, where are we on this boob thing?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)

170 Hmm, let's see here...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go F*ck Themselves at February 25, 2018 12:38 PM (ks6bw)

171 Yes but what does his Imam say? Durka Durka Jihad. (I quote from memory)

Posted by: Regular joe at February 25, 2018 12:38 PM (7PllL)

172 What would Friedrich Engels do?

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 12:38 PM (Tyii7)

173 Looks like I got company in the barrel. red or white, Ace ?

Posted by: SHEP at February 25, 2018 12:39 PM (VWsDy)

174 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:39 PM (39g3+)

175 Maybe this is better.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (ks6bw)

176 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

And only to be had as you unwrap some more fun

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (8ikIW)

177 I think all we 'ettes dated you at some point.

Posted by: bluebell


Oh sure, miss "nobody makes passes at girls with glasses"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (39g3+)

178 It's about fucking time. Now do Pelosi, and every other nominally 'Catholic' abortion crusader.

Posted by: Apostate at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (7d/38)

179 Catholics are a big cohort and there are a lot of varieties.

Collectively, their political center of gravity is always close to that of the entire electorate.

It can pay to pick off sub-segments on wedge issues. Works both ways.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (pV/54)

180 I suspect most of us have been accused of being all hands.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)


No chick could ever say that with me. I was always a true gentleman, believe it or not. That was mom's teachings.

Once I got the green light, then I switched on Dad's teachings. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (aMlLZ)

181

Manos: The Hands of Fate: Amateurs

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (SiINZ)

182 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:39 PM (39g3+)


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It's how my friends and I always referred to cute short girls.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (ks6bw)

183 Maybe this is better.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell

You forgot the harm PDT in some way also

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (8ikIW)

184 So, where are we on this boob thing?
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)


Gonna go way out on a limb here and say that I'm in favor of them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (y87Qq)

185 I'm sure Dick "Dick" Durbin still thinks he's as "devout a Catholic as Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry. And he'd probably be right.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (O5Q3r)

186 The landlord from THREES COMPANY is getting an abortion...who knew!

Posted by: saf at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (cS/ge)

187 174 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

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That's why i had 'fun sze' tattooed on me pecker.

Posted by: Harry Reed at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (vChNs)

188 Fair question. As I mentioned, she has an incredible capacity for finding the good any anything.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (Sfs6o)


She sounds very sweet.

In my experience, modern Methodist churches promote Marxism and just ignore parts of God's Word that they don't like.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (/A+Cl)

189 Went to the range this morning with my shooting buddy, who may actually have less good sense than I do, and tested out his new Uzi. It's quite a bit of fun, but goes through ammo pretty quickly. As you would expect, the 9mm has much less muzzle flip in full auto than an M-16.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (Sfs6o)

190 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

And too much leads to the diabeetus.

Posted by: W. Brimley at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (oVJmc)

191 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

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Like constitutional rights.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (+y/Ru)

192 Bullets need common sense speed limits.

Less than the speed of sound. So that school kids can take evasive action.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (pV/54)

193 179 Catholics are a big cohort and there are a lot of varieties.

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If my fellow Catholics could vote en masse (get it?) for life, there wouldn't be a single babykiller in congress. makes me sadz

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (vChNs)

194 So, where are we on this boob thing?
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)

Gonna go way out on a limb here and say that I'm in favor of them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (y87Qq)


I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

195 Oh sure, miss "nobody makes passes at girls with glasses"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (39g3+)
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I got contacts.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:44 PM (Ty7G4)

196 Cool it guys! bluebell is here!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (Sfs6o)

197 If my fellow Catholics could vote en masse (get it?) for life, there wouldn't be a single babykiller in congress. makes me sadz
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (vChNs)
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Me too, Buzzsaw, me too.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (Ty7G4)

198 question for Jewish morons: is the mezuzah a descendant of lamb blood over the doorpost?

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (6bMel)

199 Cool it guys! bluebell is here!

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We were talking about religion and prayer requests! Honest!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (ks6bw)

200 Bullets need common sense speed limits.

Less than the speed of sound. So that school kids can take evasive action.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (pV/54)


Well, the fastest bullet automatically wins the gun race. It's just common sense.

https://tinyurl.com/yaeq9sfh

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (y87Qq)

201 >>> 194 So, where are we on this boob thing?
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)

Gonna go way out on a limb here and say that I'm in favor of them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (y87Qq)


I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

HA!

BeerBoobs are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

-- Stuff Ben Franklin said

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (0ReGO)

202 Not for long, Weasel - heading out to Mass in a few minutes. Go back to your wicked ways!

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (Ty7G4)

203 192 Bullets need common sense speed limits.

Less than the speed of sound. So that school kids can take evasive action.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (pV/54)

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heard a radio caller this morning who had a great idea. put computer chips in EVERY bullet so they can be tracked from store to customer to murder victim! Jeanius!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (vChNs)

204 Yay! We've got permission!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:47 PM (ks6bw)

205 This thread is a train wreck and I blame the Protestants.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 12:47 PM (bJ0w+)

206 Right to lifers would do better framing the question as when does infanticide begin then when does life begin. Many Catholics would move on this.

Political center I believe is for limiting abortion to the first few months. Like France.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:47 PM (pV/54)

207 Passed by a Lutheran church and they had a big snowman figure with a rainbow and "Hate Has No Home Here" or some such.

Firstly, nobody ever thinks a church is a hotbed of hate, and secondly, aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (qJtVm)


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Only LCMS and WELS could be considered orthodox. ELCA is really out there. For example, herchurch.org.

Posted by: the Eggman at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (/qEW2)

208 202 Not for long, Weasel - heading out to Mass in a few minutes. Go back to your wicked ways!

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (Ty7G4)
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Maybe you can say a few good words for me while you are there!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (Sfs6o)

209 In the past, the left has been all about gun control of pistols: pistols were evil, pistols had no use but killing, you can't hunt with pistols we have to ban pistols. They claimed to be okay with rifles, because hunting and hard to conceal.

Now suddenly its rifles: rifles are evil, they have fast bullets and look how scary they seem, we must ban rifles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (39g3+)

210 199 Cool it guys! bluebell is here!

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ixnay onway ethay oobbay alktay orway e'llway allway etgay orkspay ankedshay

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (vChNs)

211 United Church of Christ took over the Congregationalists, Methodists, and all others. I think the Baptists are still independent and some Lutherans.

Good grief, what a load of pap.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (MIKMs)

212 buzzy and bluebell only about 25% of Catholics are observant. We're a lmg way from the Bells of St. Mary and Bishop Sheen's TV show.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (6bMel)

213 O/T, but we're past 100 and I've got to vent a tad.

Had a slight "men's issue" that caused me enough concern / discomfort that I decided to call my doctor for an appt.

I've gone to this group practice since 1980

I am told that since I haven't been in to see my primary care physician in over three years, I'm not considered a client anymore.

AND TO GO TO A DOC-IN-BOX OR THE ER!

Now I see specialists in this group practice ever six months for skin cancer check ups.

These caring, compassionate folks wouldn't see me or even try to accomodate me in a time of need, because of some arbitrary and capricious administrative dictat.

I had to call a friend, who runs a concierge practice, and hope that she could work some magic. Fortunately she was able to get me an appointment an hour later with a specialist, who did a full history / work up, lab tests, and examination.

TO MY FORMER MEDICAL GROUP...WAS THAT SO FUCKING HARD TO DO, ASSHOLES.

My father was a doctor, as are various of my aunts and uncles, they would never have left a patient in the lurch...NEVER.

GRRRR...I've never felt so betrayed in my life.

End rant...


Posted by: browndog at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (bGMOs)

214 I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

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with 2 hands

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:50 PM (vChNs)

215 If you teach a man to fish, you ruin the narrative.

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 12:50 PM (Tyii7)

216 Blame the train wreck on the Christmas and Easter Catholics.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (89T5c)

217 I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

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with 2 hands
Posted by: Buzzsaw90

And "elevator eyes" is a genetic normality with males

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (8ikIW)

218 question for Jewish morons: is the mezuzah a descendant of lamb blood over the doorpost?
Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (6bMel)


There's probably a relation, but I always thought it was because of Deuteronomy 6:9. Part of the English bit that accompanies the readings in most prayer books I've used includes the "write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates" bit.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (y87Qq)

219 OT: Just saw the pig snouted Hogg kid's face again. Sick of the childrens' crusade.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (5gaNQ)

220 Maybe you can say a few good words for me while you are there!
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (Sfs6o)
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Always. I do pray for the Horde. I figure God knows who I mean. I also figure he has a sense of humor.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (Ty7G4)

221 ixnay onway ethay oobbay alktay orway e'llway allway etgay orkspay ankedshay

"A spanking! A spanking!"
--The Nuns of Castle Anthrax

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (39g3+)

222 208
202 Not for long, Weasel - heading out to Mass in a few minutes. Go back to your wicked ways!



Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (Ty7G4)

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Maybe you can say a few good words for me while you are there!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (Sfs6o)

Heidi's at Mass now. Maybe I can send her an emergency text for you Weasel. ....She'd welcome the break from praying for my pitiful soul.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (70cRb)

223 Posted by: browndog at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (bGMOs)
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Men's issue? Did it last more than four hours?

Hope everything works out well for you!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (Sfs6o)

224 "Hate Has No Home Here"

I translated my sign.

Hato Haso No Homo Hereo.


Posted by: Luigi at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (4fiCC)

225 Only LCMS and WELS could be considered orthodox. ELCA is really out there. For example, herchurch.org.
Posted by: the Eggman at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (/qEW2)

Yep, ELCA is just about as loony as a lot of the others.

Posted by: WOPR (Russian BOTS are pikers) at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (J70i0)

226 187. lol

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (6bMel)

227 214 I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

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with 2 hands
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:50 PM (vChNs)

Piker.

Posted by: Shiva at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (NWiLs)

228 Bullets need common sense speed limits.

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So we can all be faster than a speeding bullet like Superman.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:53 PM (+y/Ru)

229 Always. I do pray for the Horde. I figure God knows who I mean. I also figure he has a sense of humor.





Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (Ty7G4)

Word. he matched poor Heidi with me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:53 PM (70cRb)

230 218: Going with Deuteronomy too.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:53 PM (5gaNQ)

231 212 buzzy and bluebell only about 25% of Catholics are observant. We're a lmg way from the Bells of St. Mary and Bishop Sheen's TV show.
Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (6bMel)

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that's pretty clear when your Monsignor gets busted for buying crystal meth...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:53 PM (vChNs)

232 I think that Hogg kid is overstaying his welcome. I think he should be everywhere, the face of the left. I want them to think of him as their great white hope, because he's going to really begin to annoy people in a hurry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:53 PM (39g3+)

233
ixnay onway ethay oobbay alktay orway e'llway allway etgay orkspay ankedshay



Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (vChNs)

LMAO.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:54 PM (70cRb)

234 Heidi's at Mass now. Maybe I can send her an emergency text for you Weasel. ....She'd welcome the break from praying for my pitiful soul.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:52 PM (70cRb)
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I'll take all the help I can get! Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:54 PM (Sfs6o)

235 End rant...

Posted by: browndog at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (bGMOs)

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how far past 4 hours did it last?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:54 PM (vChNs)

236 Drudge has a spate of articles that point to the CA Ds forcing out DiFi.

But they keep Pelosi???

Posted by: W. Brimley at February 25, 2018 12:55 PM (oVJmc)

237 215 If you teach a man to fish, you ruin the narrative.
Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 12:50 PM (Tyii7)

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screw that. teach me to shoot cows.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:55 PM (vChNs)

238 232: While late adolescents are children, turning him into the face of "children" is nauseating. But then, I'm sure eastern lib colleges will welcome his ass with roses in the fall.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:55 PM (5gaNQ)

239 The Hogg kid will be disappearing from the newz cycle shortly.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2018 12:55 PM (89T5c)

240 If Dickhead Durbin wants to be a politician of the Communist stripe then he needs to find a new religion. The catholic church should have excommunicated both him and Nazi Pelousy years ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 12:55 PM (mpXpK)

241 I just looked at the CNN nonsense as 'open auditions' and those who were deemed telegenic had their clips to use in their portfolios.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (MIKMs)

242 Like stores that say they welcome everyone no matter who they are. Well no kidding, you're a business, you'll take anyone's money.

I've argued this re redlining. Banks will do business with anybody they think will make them money, and conversely. They could be rabid racists and would still do the deal if they thought they'd make money doing so. Leftists act as if making a loan to someone entails also giving them rights to bonk your daughter.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (YqDXo)

243 Dick should be shunned as well....I'm pretty sure Catholics don't do that , but maybe they should start.
Posted by: BignJames
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My father was Catholic, Mom was raised Mennonite with Amish kin.

The wheel, lash, guilt, shunning, the rack, hot pokers?

HAH!! Child*s play.

First wife was a redhead.

You can*t scare me.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (tr2D7)

244 They can't confiscate 5 million ARs.

They can try to stop the sale of the high velocity super-deadly .223

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (pV/54)

245 Drudge has a spate of articles that point to the CA Ds forcing out DiFi.

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Bye bye, DiFi.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (+y/Ru)

246 218. thanks

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (6bMel)

247 But they keep Pelosi???
Posted by: W. Brimley at February 25, 2018 12:55 PM (oVJmc)


She's a major rainmaker for the Democrat Party, and they know it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 12:57 PM (YqDXo)

248 I love the Horde.

Well past four hours, 'cause that's how I roll.


Posted by: browndog at February 25, 2018 12:57 PM (bGMOs)

249 I see that others have mentioned upthread about Pelosi's very same pro-abort position with her suffering no church discipline for it. So yes, both Durbin and Pelosi CAN have it both ways. Even the current pope can have it both ways as shown in his recent "Amoris Laetitia" when it comes to current teaching on sexuality. That's the reality of the situation.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 25, 2018 12:57 PM (WXasw)

250 How in the world does she tolerate Methodist BS?
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (/A+Cl)
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Fair question. As I mentioned, she has an incredible capacity for finding the good any anything.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (Sfs6o)


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IIRC, the American Methodists deeply wanted to go full libtard, but a) their polity is democratic b) most Methodists are now in Africa. So the African bishops had restrained it from embracing the worst forms of wackiness. I've no idea if that's still the case. I did find it funny that these liberals repulse actual Christians from American churches and then it comes around to bite them in the ass when they get outvoted by Christians overseas.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 12:57 PM (/qEW2)

251 I'll take all the help I can get! Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:54 PM (Sfs6o)

Text to Heidi:"No hope me. STOP. Pray for Weasel. STOP. May be no hope for him either. STOP...then save yourself. STOP."

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:58 PM (70cRb)

252 245 Drudge has a spate of articles that point to the CA Ds forcing out DiFi.

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Bye bye, DiFi.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (+y/Ru)


The Democrats bounced DiFi in favor of the retarded Kevin de Leon.

The Democrat establishment has failed to grasp that while they may support illegal Hispanic immigration, when the Hispanics achieve critical mass they’ll turn to Hispanic politicians, and leave the Democrat establishment out in the cold, as Rahm Emmanuel came within an RCH of finding out at first hand.

You have to laugh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 12:59 PM (YqDXo)

253 231. he was such a good preacher though. Sure he wasn't set up?

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:59 PM (6bMel)

254 Text to Heidi:"No hope me. STOP. Pray for Weasel. STOP. May be no hope for him either. STOP...then save yourself. STOP."
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

What the heck is that? Fauxahontas smoke signal text?

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:00 PM (8ikIW)

255 251 I'll take all the help I can get! Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:54 PM (Sfs6o)

Text to Heidi:"No hope me. STOP. Pray for Weasel. STOP. May be no hope for him either. STOP...then save yourself. STOP."
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:58 PM (70cRb)
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HA! Dude, we have to get together one day.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 01:00 PM (Sfs6o)

256 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:58 PM (70cRb)

We are discovered. Flee immediately.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:01 PM (NWiLs)

257 Please add my friend's niece Danica Jane to the prayer list.

She is two and a half and three months ago had brain surgery to remove an extraordinarily aggressive cancer and has undergone three months of chemotherapy and radiation since then but unfortunately has to go in next week for another brain surgery. I really doubt that she is going to survive.

She is a beautiful, tiny and sweet little thing.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 01:01 PM (GckyN)

258 Passed by a Lutheran church and they had a big snowman figure with a rainbow and "Hate Has No Home Here" or some such.

Firstly, nobody ever thinks a church is a hotbed of hate, and secondly, aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (qJtVm)



I see a number of Protestant Churches with either a rainbow flag or some rainbow sign in front of them. A synagogue on my way to work too. It's politics before religion for these people or more like lefty politics is their religion. The left is truly a disease that infects and kills everything it touches

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 01:02 PM (SiINZ)

259 Bye bye, Senator DiFi
Took the Chevy to the levee and
Got pushed in

And good ole boys peoplekind
Toking weed and meth said
This is how America dies
This is how America dies

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:02 PM (YqDXo)

260 the twitter wisdom of Jaclyn Corin:

We don't want to take away your gun rights, we just want to prevent Americans from owning assault weapons

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:02 PM (vChNs)

261
What the heck is that? Fauxahontas smoke signal text?

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:00 PM (8ikIW)

Oh. My. God. Bruce. Don't even kid like that. Someone told Heidi she looked like Lizzy Warren. Hoooooly shit.
New hair color, hairdo, clothes. i can't even the rants.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:02 PM (70cRb)

262 I was thinking the exact same thing. Why she hasn't been excommunicated is beyond me.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM

She has been reprimanded publicly. And IIRC some of her family members have washed their hands of her, since they've been arguing with her for years as she slid more and more from "mother's health" to "anytime, anywhere." She mentioned family members disagreeing with her about eight years ago in a speech, an anecdote rather than a big deal.

Blocked from receiving the Eucharist is a dire circumstance because Catholics believe the bread and wine truly become the body and blood of Christ. If you are publicly doing evil, you can be found unworthy of receiving Him. Dick had better think about what Jesus said in Matthew 18:6 and how much worse it is to advocate killing little ones.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 01:02 PM (G8B7r)

263 Hogg is for all intents and purposes a crisis actor. I hope enough people see through him.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:02 PM (NWiLs)

264 247 But they keep Pelosi???

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she still does butt stuff

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:03 PM (vChNs)

265 Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 01:01 PM (GckyN)
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Damn. Prayers on the way.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 01:03 PM (Sfs6o)

266 Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 01:01 PM (GckyN)

Oh man, that's awful.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:03 PM (NWiLs)

267
And good ole boys peoplekind
Toking weed and meth said
This is how America dies
Así es como América muere


Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:03 PM (8ikIW)

268 "Hate Has No Home Here"

Bring half a dozen homeless clowns to camp on their front yard.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:04 PM (YqDXo)

269 The thing I find so inspiring about the communists is that they take "meeting your maker" to an entirely new level. I denounce myself. Wait, can I do that?

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 01:04 PM (Tyii7)

270 Oh. My. God. Bruce. Don't even kid like that. Someone told Heidi she looked like Lizzy Warren. Hoooooly shit.
New hair color, hairdo, clothes. i can't even the rants.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:02 PM (70cRb)
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Sounds to me like she's closer to Lizzie Borden.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Gamestress of Triskelion at February 25, 2018 01:04 PM (qJtVm)

271 I think that Hogg kid is overstaying his welcome.

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I can't even remember the name of the ditch witch with absolute moral authority used by the Donks and the media (BIRM) to haunt W.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:04 PM (+y/Ru)

272 Oh. My. God. Bruce. Don't even kid like that. Someone told Heidi she looked like Lizzy Warren. Hoooooly shit. New hair color, hairdo, clothes. i can't even the rants.

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she didn't get a cheekbone lowering?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (vChNs)

273 OT: Just saw the pig snouted Hogg kid's face again. Sick of the childrens' crusade.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (5gaNQ)



Boss Hogg's kid? Pain in the ass. He's he taking the spotlight from that shaved headed thing?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (SiINZ)

274 Oh. My. God. Bruce. Don't even kid like that. Someone told Heidi she looked like Lizzy Warren.

Did they think that was a compliment?

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (8ikIW)

275 I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)


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There's a movie out there called "The Shack" in which god is variously depicted as a black woman and a Japanese woman, based on the semi-infamous book of the same name. Has anyone seen it? If it's in the "so bad it's good" category, I'd see it just for the lulz.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (/qEW2)

276 Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (70cRb)

277
They can try to stop the sale of the high velocity super-deadly .223

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (pV/54)


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/opens new tab to see if it's possible to buy an AR chambered in .17HMR

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (ks6bw)

278 only about 25% of Catholics are observant. We're a lmg way from the Bells of St. Mary and Bishop Sheen's TV show.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (6bMel)


Yeah, I'm one of those non observant types, to a point anyway. The wife on the other hand went to catholic school her whole life, does church every week and sings in the choir. This is how this conversation goes-

Average person- Your wife sings in the choir, but you don't go to church??

me- not really

wife- yeah, he'll probably burst into flames if he enters one.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (aMlLZ)

279 263: A non-lib I work with is absolutely besotted by the boy and asked me if I wanted to join her at a DC march to support "the Florida children" (the TV kids apparently represent all Florida "children"). I told her I can't support those extremists. Ha. Flabbergasted

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (5gaNQ)

280 268 "Hate Has No Home Here"

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add a line

That's why we all love Trump!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:06 PM (vChNs)

281 I can't even remember the name of the ditch witch with absolute moral authority used by the Donks and the media (BIRM) to haunt W.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:04 PM (+y/Ru)


Cindy Sheehan. I had intrinsic sympathy for her as a grieving mother, but prompted by the Reds, she went waaaay beyond that.

Now that she's served her purpose, the Reds dropped her like a used Pamper.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:06 PM (YqDXo)

282 Say what you will about Jake Tapper, but he kicked the living shit out of Sheriff Israel in the interview I just watched!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 25, 2018 01:06 PM (rdl6o)

283 273: Equally opportunistic animals that pair

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 01:06 PM (5gaNQ)

284 Dickie Dustbin's chickens has come home to roost.....

He can come see me for some ritz crackers and kool-aid.

Posted by: Father Pfleger at February 25, 2018 01:07 PM (EoRCO)

285
the twitter wisdom of Jaclyn Corin:

We don't want to take away your gun rights, we just want to prevent Americans from owning assault weapons


P.S. all weapons are assault weapons.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 01:07 PM (IqV8l)

286 276 Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (70cRb)
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Horderdammerung.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Gamestress of Triskelion at February 25, 2018 01:07 PM (qJtVm)

287 *types*

*deletes*

been non-denominational Christian for most of my adult life. Led by a qualified Pastor-Teacher, studied Bible from original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Koine Greek) daily and strive to apply it with the help of the Holy Spirit.

I'm on the 'wrong' side of most philosophical arguments.

Posted by: booknlass at February 25, 2018 01:07 PM (xGMkv)

288 282: Tapper is still a pinko fuck

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 01:07 PM (5gaNQ)

289 Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob

You can all come to my house.

Just stay off the lawn!

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (8ikIW)

290 276 Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (70cRb)

Well, there was GNAMM.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (NWiLs)

291 From the "Totally Not a Hoax" Department:

Tampa woman says monkey with noose, racist note left on her desk

http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/crime/ tampa-woman-says-monkey-with-noose-racist-note-left-on-her-desk/67-522778291

"The next day, she walked into her office to find a monkey with a noose around its neck hanging from her chair along with a note reading “You are getting deported back to Africa (n-word) and that will make America great again. The bottom of the note was signed “Whites 4 Trump.” "

Uh huh. Tell me more about this really believable hate crime you fabricated against yourself to get your 15 minutes of commie fame.

Watch the video -- it's almost comical how obviously fake this is. She's a terrible actress.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (42M22)

292 Yes, they thought it was a compliment, yes they were worktard libs, and yes considered total plastic surgery for cheekbones and yes, she scares me like Lizzy Borden. She grew up youngest of 11 so she had to eat like she was at the prison table and 8 of the 11 were brothers. Shes no bullshit kinda chick.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (70cRb)

293 289 Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob

You can all come to my house.

Just stay off the lawn!
Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (8ikIW)

So...we have to fast-rope onto your roof?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (NWiLs)

294 Leftists act as if making a loan to someone entails also giving them rights to bonk your daughter.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (YqDXo)

Before the advent of a large number of national banks, I would bet that community pressure on local bankers to avoid loaning to minorities did exist. How common it was I have no idea.

But now? With internet banking and huge global banks? Not a chance in hell.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:09 PM (wYseH)

295 244 They can try to stop the sale of the high velocity super-deadly .223

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:56 PM (pV/54)

The corrupt ATF can always reclassify them to Class III the way they did the black talon hollow points.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 01:09 PM (mpXpK)

296 >>But they keep Pelosi???



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she still does butt stuff

Posted by: Buzzsaw90
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Not even I could do that bony, yet saggy ass.

Posted by: Paolo at February 25, 2018 01:09 PM (2cuLk)

297 "You are getting deported back to Africa (n-word)

"Africa" is an "a" word.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:09 PM (NWiLs)

298 273: Equally opportunistic animals that pair

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over/under on getting their own MSNBC show:

10 months

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:09 PM (vChNs)

299 290 276 Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (70cRb)

Well, there was GNAMM.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (NWiLs)
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There's a Muslim Appreciation Day and Pig Roast at Ben Had's place in October.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 01:10 PM (Sfs6o)

300 So...we have to fast-rope onto your roof?
Posted by: Insomniac

Just mind the concertina wire. It's deadly, but plays beautiful music

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:10 PM (8ikIW)

301 There's probably a relation, but I always thought it was because of Deuteronomy 6:9."

Not Jewish myself, but have always hung out with quite a few, and know their scriptures better than most save for the orthodox. Yes, that's the source.

Probably both the lambs blood and the mezuzah step from the idea, common to many ancient cultures, that you put a visible marker of what's important to you on the gate to your city, and the doorway to your house, to announce to everyone who you are and who you follow.

Also to signify that those who pass through your markers acknowledge them, or stay outside.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:10 PM (V2Yro)

302 Say what you will about Jake Tapper, but he kicked the living shit out of Sheriff Israel in the interview I just watched!

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That can't be true. The sheriff is still full of shit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:10 PM (+y/Ru)

303 279
263: A non-lib I work with is absolutely besotted by the boy and asked
me if I wanted to join her at a DC march to support "the Florida
children" (the TV kids apparently represent all Florida "children"). I
told her I can't support those extremists. Ha. Flabbergasted

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (5gaNQ)

I like that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:10 PM (70cRb)

304 Tampa woman says monkey with noose, racist note left on her desk

...by zombies. Swear to God!

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (K1sgG)

305
Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


Burning Woman

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (IqV8l)

306 Watch the video -- it's almost comical how obviously fake this is. She's a terrible actress.
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (42M22)

Oh God, she is so full of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (NWiLs)

307 I'd feel better about Islam if there was at least one mosque in America with a "Hate Has No Home Here" and a rainbow pride flag. The liberals need to infiltrate the mosques and do to them what they've done to the mainline denominations.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (/qEW2)

308 >>>Oh. My. God. Bruce. Don't even kid like that. Someone told Heidi she
looked like Lizzy Warren. Hoooooly shit. New hair color, hairdo,
clothes. i can't even the rants.
<<<

Did you have to restrain her? I would have expected the fists to be flying.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (bJ0w+)

309 Say what you will about Jake Tapper, but he kicked the living shit out of Sheriff Israel in the interview I just watched!

Am I the only who enjoyed a chuckle at the irony of someone named "Israel" being warmly welcomed to a mosque?

Or that the only woman in the mosque turned out to be one of Israel's staff?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (YqDXo)

310 Tapper is trying to make up for his role in the CNN town hall clusterfuck. He let everyone pile on the NRA, ignoring the others clearly at fault especially including the local police.

Anyone whoever thought Tapper wasn't a Leftie weasel is a fool.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 01:12 PM (pV/54)

311 There's a Muslim Appreciation Day and Pig Roast at Ben Had's place in October.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 01:10 PM (Sfs6o)

MAD PR. Even has a decent acronym.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:12 PM (NWiLs)

312 Well, there was GNAMM.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (NWiLs)

Guns Nudes Ammo Moron Madness?

Thats all I got.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:12 PM (70cRb)

313 I got an Iowahawk 'like' when i responded to one of his tweets yesterday. So i'm better'n y'all.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:13 PM (vChNs)

314 Yes, it was Cindy Sheehan stalking GWB in Crawford TX.

I would not surprised if the small but highly politicized and vocal minority of the entire Parkland student body the student victims of Parkland High show up at Mar a Lago. Both are in south Fla, correct?

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 01:13 PM (EzdLW)

315 308 >>>Oh. My. God. Bruce. Don't even kid like that. Someone told Heidi she
looked like Lizzy Warren. Hoooooly shit. New hair color, hairdo,
clothes. i can't even the rants.


Did you have to restrain her? I would have expected the fists to be flying.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (bJ0w+)

Hmm. She take-um many scalps.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

316 Tapper can't guests who aren't Lefties. He just had on Schiff to whom he threw a softball without follow-up over Trump's calling him a felonious leaker.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 01:14 PM (pV/54)

317 312 Well, there was GNAMM.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (NWiLs)

Guns Nudes Ammo Moron Madness?

Thats all I got.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:12 PM (70cRb)

Great North American Moron Meetup. But there probably were one or more of the things your listed.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:14 PM (NWiLs)

318 "The next day, she walked into her office to find a monkey with a noose around its neck hanging from her chair along with a note reading "You are getting deported back to Africa (n-word) and that will make America great again. The bottom of the note was signed "Whites 4 Trump." "

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I totally believe that. But then I also believe Sean King is black.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:14 PM (+y/Ru)

319 313 I got an Iowahawk 'like' when i responded to one of his tweets yesterday. So i'm better'n y'all.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:13 PM

Now we have to rub lottery tickets on your head for luck. And bingo cards if you're older than 29.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 01:14 PM (G8B7r)

320 309 Say what you will about Jake Tapper, but he kicked the living shit out of Sheriff Israel in the interview I just watched!

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tapper thought he was a joo

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:14 PM (vChNs)

321

What is Dick Durbin hiding regarding his communications with would-be mass-assassin and Leftist James Hodgkinson?

The world wonders...


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (VM6ev)

322 Things *you* listed

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

323 What a sad coopt of Christian theology that the rainbow used to be a sign of a promise not to flood the world again. It was always so hopeful. Now a dead end.

What is the Horde take on traditional 'Welcome' mats now? I did worry that I was inadvertently virtue-signalling.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (MIKMs)

324 Cindy Crawford stalking GWB where?

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (RuIsu)

325 What is the Horde take on traditional 'Welcome' mats now? I did worry that I was inadvertently virtue-signalling.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (MIKMs)

"That's Close Enough" or "Start Running Now" work pretty well.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

326 Lol. You guys. will there ever be a National Hordefest? we should start naming it now.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:05 PM (70cRb)


Mr. Bassman' s name for it is "Morondezvous."

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 01:16 PM (/A+Cl)

327 Yes, it was Cindy Sheehan stalking GWB in Crawford TX.
I would not surprised if the small but highly politicized and vocal minority of the entire Parkland student body the student victims of Parkland High show up at Mar a Lago. Both are in south Fla, correct?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 01:13 PM (EzdLW)

Could happen.....but the Palm Beach PoPo are very adept at keeping the great unwashed off of their beach front properties.

Rich folk live in Palm Beach, the rest live in West Palm Beach, across the inter-coastal waterway.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 01:16 PM (EoRCO)

328 Now we have to rub lottery tickets on your head for luck. And bingo cards if you're older than 29.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 01:14 PM (G8B7r)

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so much for the rest of my hair. how but rubbing them on my ears?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (vChNs)

329 Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:10 PM (V2Yro)

Tefillin too....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (wYseH)

330 I'd love to see Trump and Sessions push for fake hate crimes to be immediately charged with the maximum sentence that someone would face if they had actually commited the same hate crime. No plea deals, no negotiations, no nothing. Minimum sentence = maximum allowable charge.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (ks6bw)

331 Did you have to restrain her? I would have expected the fists to be flying.



Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (bJ0w+)



Hmm. She take-um many scalps.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

I cannot let her read this thread. it will start all over again. Nooood!!!! Please!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (70cRb)

332 Facebook right now, I'm not joking, has this in their "trending" stories that no one is actually talking about but they want people to:

Samuel L Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump over armed teachers idea.

Now not only is this asinine Yahoo "news" headline opinion presented as news, but its yet another example of idiotic internet hype. There was no "shredding" going on, just him asking people if teachers with guns is a good idea or not, acting as if he's still in Pulp Fiction.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (39g3+)

333 What a sad coopt of Christian theology that the rainbow used to be a sign of a promise not to flood the world again. It was always so hopeful. Now a dead end.

"I'm coopting the cross by wearing it upside down!"
--Chelsea Clinton

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:18 PM (39g3+)

334
"That's Close Enough" or "Start Running Now" work pretty well.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

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"You're now standing on a Bouncing Betty"

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (vChNs)

335 Just got back from brunch where they serve Francois Montand brut. Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (VWsDy)

336 320: beating up on his own?

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (5gaNQ)

337 195 Oh sure, miss "nobody makes passes at girls with glasses"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (39g3+)


Glasses of what? Single-barrel bourbon? Value-rite?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (9a5lA)

338 so much for the rest of my hair. how but rubbing them on my ears?
=====

Since you are obviously over 29, your ears are too hairy.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (MIKMs)

339 307 I'd feel better about Islam if there was at least one mosque in America with a "Hate Has No Home Here" and a rainbow pride flag. The liberals need to infiltrate the mosques and do to them what they've done to the mainline denominations.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (/qEW2)


They'd probably prefer to keep their heads attached to their bodies.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (sdi6R)

340 Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass
Posted by: REDACTED

Depends on the year

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (8ikIW)

341 331 Did you have to restrain her? I would have expected the fists to be flying.



Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (bJ0w+)



Hmm. She take-um many scalps.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

I cannot let her read this thread. it will start all over again. Nooood!!!! Please!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (70cRb)

I'm sure she'll be willing to bury the hatchet.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (NWiLs)

342 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (IqV8l)

343 >>>Just stay off the lawn!

i just finished watching that again.
a true man, with honor, doing the right thing.

blessings to all

Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (SJBL7)

344 "You're now standing on a Bouncing Betty"

"Front Toward Enemy".

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 01:20 PM (Tyii7)

345 Well, Sunday. I finished lunch. I'm waaaay over 29.

Time for a nap

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:21 PM (8ikIW)

346 46 The Democrats will throw you out for heresy faster than the Church will.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles


I dunno why y'all are still commentin' on this topic; the thread was won at comment #46.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 01:21 PM (0ogQG)

347 340 Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass
Posted by: REDACTED

Depends on the year
Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (8ikIW)

A blended cow's ass is acceptable, no vintage necessary

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:21 PM (VWsDy)

348 Tefillin too....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (wYseH)


Yep, that's there in the previous line in Devarim.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:22 PM (y87Qq)

349 339
307 I'd feel better about Islam if there was at least one mosque in
America with a "Hate Has No Home Here" and a rainbow pride flag. The
liberals need to infiltrate the mosques and do to them what they've done
to the mainline denominations.


Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 01:11 PM (/qEW2)

perfect.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:22 PM (70cRb)

350
Samuel L Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump over armed teachers idea.



Now not only is this asinine Yahoo "news" headline opinion presented
as news, but its yet another example of idiotic internet hype. There
was no "shredding" going on, just him asking people if teachers with
guns is a good idea or not, acting as if he's still in Pulp Fiction.

---

Oh, good. It had been 12.3 hours since he was on a screen somewhere in my line of sight, so I guess one of his visits was due.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 01:22 PM (ks6bw)

351
I cannot let her read this thread. it will start all over again. Nooood!!!! Please!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM



I'm afraid the new format is:

Nood -- STOMP -- Nood

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 01:22 PM (EzdLW)

352 "307 I'd feel better about Islam if there was at least one mosque in America with a "Hate Has No Home Here" and a rainbow pride flag. The liberals need to infiltrate the mosques and do to them what they've done to the mainline denominations."

Like most people, you think that the libs actually have an ideology. They don't, not anymore - all they have is Hate Traditional America, Destroy all American Tradition. They got nothing other than that.

It's not an exaggeration, I'm serious. They will make themselves allies of anyone and anything that promises to hate America as much as they do, even the radical Shiite rulers of Iran. They already have.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:22 PM (V2Yro)

353 >>Just got back from brunch where they serve Francois Montand brut. Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass

Posted by: REDACTED
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Say, I've never tried that.

Posted by: Steve Kroft at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (2cuLk)

354 Well, we don't have to waste time thinkin' any more. Samuel L. Jackson's got it covered. Next he's jetting over to CERN, get that project back on track. Get out the way ****** ****** ******* ****** ******* **' ****!

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (RuIsu)

355 I'm sure she'll be willing to bury the hatchet.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (NWiLs)

Stop it Insomniac. Nood please! Damn whats taking the nood so long?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (70cRb)

356 The Democrats will throw you out for heresy faster than the Church will.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles

And unlike The Church ( and Orthodox and Protestants) , the Democrats don't offer Salvation and Everlasting Life.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (7uYFy)

357 347
340 Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass

Posted by: REDACTED



Depends on the year

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (8ikIW)



A blended cow's ass is acceptable, no vintage necessary

Posted by: REDACTED


I detect notes of leather and grass. Makes sense.

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 01:24 PM (LAe3v)

358 Any man calls a false Nood spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 25, 2018 01:24 PM (fA1SL)

359 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

-
I won't buy it the first week so I don't detract from the black experience. Of course, I won't buy it any subsequent weeks because reasons.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:24 PM (+y/Ru)

360 @323 > "What is the Horde take on traditional 'Welcome' mats now? I did worry that I was inadvertently virtue-signalling."

Having a "welcome mat" at the church door isn't the issue.

See Acts 5:12,13. A true church preaching the biblical gospel not only has the power to attract, but also the power to repel.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (WXasw)

361 Samuel L Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump over armed teachers idea.

Ah, the eloquence of ghetto rhetoric.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (YqDXo)

362 I've bought real estate with less research than my wife is doing on a mattress.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (VWsDy)

363 Durbin needs to publicly confess to what was in those fucking emails he exchanged with Hodgkinson. Too bad we don't have a real opposition party to demand that even though some of their own nearly got murdered.

That right there tells you everything you need to know about the Repuke party.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 01:26 PM (y7DUB)

364 i just finished watching that again.
a true man, with honor, doing the right thing.

blessings to all
Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (SJBL7)

Talking about Gran Torino? Watched it again just last night. Great movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 01:26 PM (IMacf)

365 Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass

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which begs the question. How did it get there.



I'll take jobs Mexicans won't do for $1000 Alex

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:27 PM (vChNs)

366
Now not only is this asinine Yahoo "news" headline opinion presented
as news, but its yet another example of idiotic internet hype. There
was no "shredding" going on, just him asking people if teachers with
guns is a good idea or not, acting as if he's still in Pulp Fiction.
----------------------------------------------------------------

I like how the internet is full of stories where people your supposed to celebrate when people you don't agree with are "shredded", "destroyed", "demolished" and "killed" along with the usual SJW talking points against "hate speech" and "toning down your rhetoric."

Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:27 PM (7uYFy)

367 I dunno why y'all are still commentin' on this topic; the thread was won at comment #46.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 01:21 PM (0ogQG)

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trying to keep the Canadians from getting the Silver

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:27 PM (vChNs)

368 "That's Close Enough" or "Start Running Now" work pretty well.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

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"You're now standing on a Bouncing Betty"
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (vChNs)


Put a security pad next to the door:

"Press 'one' for hollow point."

"Press 'two' for FMJ."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:27 PM (YqDXo)

369 Stop it Insomniac. Nood please! Damn whats taking the nood so long?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (70cRb)

*passes peace pipe*

Here, man, this will chill you out.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:27 PM (NWiLs)

370 340 Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass
Posted by: REDACTED

Depends on the yrear
Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (8ikIW)

FIFY

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:28 PM (vChNs)

371 Samuel L. Jackson does Hamlet:

To be, or not to be, that is a mothafvcka.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:28 PM (+y/Ru)

372 "Tampa woman says monkey with noose, racist note left on her desk



posted by: zombie"

Get a clue lady! Nooses are so 2006. If you want attention, talk about institutional racism, white privilege and maybe a fake swastika. Duh.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 01:28 PM (MxEKc)

373 I'll take jobs Mexicans won't do for $1000 Alex
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:27 PM (vChNs)


The answer is: "What is astrophysics?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:29 PM (YqDXo)

374 Samuel L Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump over armed teachers idea.

Ah, the eloquence of ghetto rhetoric.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (YqDXo)

Yeah, but you gotta admit that no one says "motherfucka" like Sam Jackson.
He owns that.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:29 PM (7uYFy)

375 I detect notes of leather and grass. Makes sense.
Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 01:24 PM (LAe3v)

I'm gonna bust a 92 Hermitage tonight and wipe this day off the books

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:29 PM (VWsDy)

376 Yeah, but you gotta admit that no one says "motherfucka" like Sam Jackson.
He owns that.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:29 PM (7uYFy)


* ponders *

Rudy Ray Moore.

Your move.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (y87Qq)

377 Yeah, but you gotta admit that no one says "motherfucka" like Sam Jackson.
He owns that.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:29 PM (7uYFy)


Yep. Everybody's gotta have a talent.

Unfortunately, that's his.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (YqDXo)

378 Yeah, but you gotta admit that no one says "motherfucka" like Sam Jackson.
He owns that.


Well when you say the same word more or less continually for decades, eventually you are going to get it down pretty well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (39g3+)

379 spends a night in the box.
There's only room for one punishment container in these parts. Any "box" trying to move in on my territory spends a night in me.

Posted by: The Barrel at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (JGBbg)

380
"Tampa woman says monkey with noose, racist note left on her desk
posted by: zombie"


Fights back with Vibranium

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (IqV8l)

381 Afternoon, y'all.

Rainy day here, so much coffeve...

Watched some of the national newz this a.m.
Found out that the two "supergays" are "breakout stars" of the Olympics...

Suure

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (7LY+6)

382 trying to keep the Canadians from getting the Silver

They'll just take it off anyway.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (39g3+)

383 ok all. i gotta go look at at cars. peace insomniac.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (70cRb)

384 Yep. Everybody's gotta have a talent.

Unfortunately, that's his.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (YqDXo)

And it pays very well. Mothafucka.

Posted by: Sam Jackson at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (7uYFy)

385 Catholic church is also free to act in its own best interest.

Here, the Bishop is actually acting in DURBIN'S best interest. This is a warning shot, as it were, like excommunication. The Bishop is telling him that his eternal soul is in grave danger of Hell.

Durbin should act accordingly. We'll see.

Posted by: dad29 at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (7Kti7)

386 Cannibal Bob, none of this would have happened if you'd been at church with your wife.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (/A+Cl)

387 I'll take jobs Mexicans won't do for $1000 Alex
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:27 PM (vChNs)

Mejicans can do what the gringos decant do

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:32 PM (VWsDy)

388 I'm gonna hang a box of Saltines from a noose on my front door so I can claim a hate crime too.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:32 PM (NWiLs)

389 Uh huh. Tell me more about this really believable hate crime you fabricated against yourself to get your 15 minutes of commie fame.

There's almost never any price to be paid for this, she may as well go for it. Probably a poor worker on her way to losing her job, this is insurance.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+)

390
Well, we don't have to waste time thinkin' any more. Samuel L. Jackson's
got it covered. Next he's jetting over to CERN, get that project back
on track. Get out the way
=====

Honest-to-goodness, one of the children (heh, they are really 29) is at CERN and can't make it back for the funeral tomorrow. Another is really almost done with his PhD (in Philly?), and another is in New Mexico after his world tour paid for by some engineering foundation. I am so happy for them and look forward to talking to the old neighborhood parents (who are still in the area), but I am still struggling to find funny stories for the mom to remember her kid and stories for his daughter. Darnitall, the poor kid was a messup, but the 4-5 boys hanging out was legendary.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 01:32 PM (MIKMs)

391 Well when you say the same word more or less continually for decades, eventually you are going to get it down pretty well.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (39g3+)

Nu-cu-lar?

Posted by: George W. Bush at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (7uYFy)

392 386
Cannibal Bob, none of this would have happened if you'd been at church with your wife.



Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (/A+Cl)

Yes. that has been on my mind. Lol.
"hey i sent a bait and a helicopter."

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (70cRb)

393 DEAR MRS CANNIBAL BOB. NO NEED TO READ THIS THREAD. YOUR HUSBAND NEVER MENTIONS YOU EVEN ONCE.

honest injun!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (vChNs)

394 I've bought real estate with less research than my wife is doing on a mattress.
Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (VWsDy)

he he he.

not going to say it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (z79tQ)

395 383 ok all. i gotta go look at at cars. peace insomniac.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (70cRb)

*cough cough wheeeeze*
Yeaaah, man...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (NWiLs)

396 Gabby Jackson is right!

Posted by: Olsen Jackson at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (IqV8l)

397 Damn. BOAT.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (70cRb)

398 386 Cannibal Bob, none of this would have happened if you'd been at church with your wife.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (/A+Cl)

The Great Spirit is a jealous spirit.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (NWiLs)

399 Yeah, but you gotta admit that no one says "motherfucka" like Sam Jackson.

He owns that.


Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:29 PM (7uYFy)

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13% or so of the population does. That was the whole point of him being Superfly Black Dude.

Racist as hell.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (ks6bw)

400 Best research for buying a mattress is to lie down on the thing in the store and try it out a while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (39g3+)

401 Uh huh. Tell me more about this really believable hate crime you fabricated against yourself to get your 15 minutes of commie fame.

Watch the video -- it's almost comical how obviously fake this is. She's a terrible actress.

Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (42M22)


========

She really is laying it on thick. As ace pointed out, hatecrime hoaxers are themselves committing "hatecrimes".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (/qEW2)

402 LOL! and f*ck you buzz!! Lol!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (70cRb)

403 397 Damn. BOAT.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (70cRb)

Ah, the Buoyancy Operated Aquatic Transport.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (NWiLs)

404 I'll take "TRANSGENDERED FICTIONAL GHOST-WRITTEN AUTOBIOGRAPHIES" for Three Dollars, Alex.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (RuIsu)

405 Out.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (70cRb)

406 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:31 PM (70cRb)
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F150!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (Sfs6o)

407 Also noticed that the national newz is starting to question the coward county police...

Question: would they be doing so had Hildabeast won?
I think not.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (7LY+6)

408 there is no impeachment for Popes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (vChNs)

Miss me yet?

Posted by: Mehmet Ali Agca at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (Dbv1R)

409 Well when you say the same word more or less continually for decades, eventually you are going to get it down pretty well.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (39g3+)


So ... kinda like the gypsies then, 498 words to go?

Nice of Jackson to take time out from working on string theory to weigh in domestic politics.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (YqDXo)

410 Remember when Chris Rock was funny and clever? These days he's that black comedian who did a set on Def Comedy Jams all about how "white people be like... but black people be like..." and nobody remembered his name after the next set.

Seriously, he's just doing racist jokes about how evil whites are now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (39g3+)

411 13% or so of the population does. That was the whole point of him being Superfly Black Dude.

Racist as hell.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 01:34 PM (ks6bw)

It is racist. Just like hip-hop. Blacks who are successful in entertainment get away with embracing every negative black stereotype.

Posted by: George W. Bush at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (7uYFy)

412 I've bought real estate with less research than my wife is doing on a mattress.
Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (VWsDy)

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She is very the thoughtful

Posted by: The Paulo at February 25, 2018 01:36 PM (vChNs)

413 84 Can we be sure that we're all still the same 'rons and 'ettes that our nics say we are? What if the magick stomp scrambled our identities?

What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

That's preposterous!

Posted by: Handperch at February 25, 2018 01:36 PM (Qy9+s)

414 A bunch of the supreme court justices are Catholics, too, if I recall.

Which I just mention since something like this, if passed, would immediately be challenged by the pro-Molech crowd.

Posted by: Methos at February 25, 2018 01:37 PM (XQvuQ)

415 391 Well when you say the same word more or less continually for decades, eventually you are going to get it down pretty well.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:30 PM (39g3+)

Nu-cu-lar?
Posted by: George W. Bush at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (7uYFy)


"Folks?"

or

"Uh ... uh ..."

Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at February 25, 2018 01:37 PM (YqDXo)

416 Superfly Black Dude. "

Ron did it better...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:37 PM (7LY+6)

417 Remember when Chris Rock was funny and clever? These days he's that black comedian who did a set on Def Comedy Jams all about how "white people be like... but black people be like..." and nobody remembered his name after the next set.

Seriously, he's just doing racist jokes about how evil whites are now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (39g3+)

Deep down, Chris Rock probably knows he's a sell-out. He probably can't believe he says the shit he says these days.
But he has to make a living.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:38 PM (7uYFy)

418 :Also noticed that the national newz is starting to question the coward county police...



Posted by: Anon"

Darn. And I was looking forward to Sheriff Israel being granted unlimited power and money. For the children.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 01:38 PM (MxEKc)

419 "Folks?"

or

"Uh ... uh ..."
Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at February 25, 2018 01:37 PM (YqDXo)

"Pock-i-ston"

Posted by: Barky the Fuckwit at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (7uYFy)

420 409 Well when you say the same word more or less continually for decades, eventually you are going to get it down pretty well.

---

I could've have told you that if you axed me.

Posted by: Ghetto Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (vChNs)

421 How come "gringo" isn't a racial slur ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (VWsDy)

422 Blacks who are successful in entertainment get away with embracing every negative black stereotype.

Yeah I don't... I really do not grasp that. Their first instinct when they get money is to turn into a humiliating caricature of blacks held by the most virulently racist people on earth. They're a chicken leg away from being Steppin Fetchit for crying out loud.

Why on earth would you do that to yourself? Its like white people becoming celebrities and turning into Earn from down at the trailer park, stained muscle tee up over their belly, Horny and Over 40 mesh farmer cap over their mullet, a Pabst in one hand and a 13 year old niece in the other.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (39g3+)

423 Man, what a gloomy day. I have a little project I need to work on - setting up a wireless alarm and MiFi hotspot to eventually use at el farmo - but I'm seriously lacking motivation.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (Sfs6o)

424 I think excommunication is reserved for clerics in this day and age.

Nope. Can be applied to laymen, too.

Posted by: dad29 at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (7Kti7)

425 face it, as far as mattresses go, most men on their own are going to be ok with the pile of dirty clothes in the corner.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (V2Yro)

426 >>>Talking about Gran Torino? Watched it again just last night. Great movie

yes, and last saturday i saw The15:17 to Paris.

it's good to see heroes in this day and age.
it helps me.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 25, 2018 01:40 PM (SJBL7)

427 Still debating if I want to brave the typically British weather to sortie and catch at the cinema The Dark Crystal.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:40 PM (YU27p)

428 Deep down, Chris Rock probably knows he's a sell-out. He probably can't believe he says the shit he says these days.

I think he does. I saw a show when he was talking to Bill Burr and Colin Quinn about comedy, he admitted that the audience he tends to pull requires more explanation and repetition to get some of his jokes across than they might. I think he knows this is all BS but its what gets him gigs. But its not comedy any more. Its just blatant racist hate.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:41 PM (39g3+)

429 Nood please! Damn whats taking the nood so long?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (70cRb)

Here you go!

http://tinyurl.com/y9ucr8fz

Very, very NSFW


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (wYseH)

430 Remember when Chris Rock was funny and clever? These days he's that black comedian who did a set on Def Comedy Jams all about how "white people be like... but black people be like..." and nobody remembered his name after the next set.

Seriously, he's just doing racist jokes about how evil whites are now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (39g3+)


We were in Las Vegas recently and heard an Asian comic do the same thing ad nauseam. I'm not a virtue-signaler by any stretch of imagination, but it really wasn't funny (or offensive); it was just ... tiresome.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (YqDXo)

431
The word is out in Colorado that we must support amnesty for DACA Dreamboats.

Same BS yesterday at Mass, here in MT

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (CL76w)

432 Supposed to brave this rain to hit Costco.

Blech.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (7LY+6)

433 Still debating if I want to brave the typically British weather to sortie and catch at the cinema The Dark Crystal.

Girls have wings, maybe you can catch both if you fly

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (39g3+)

434 Here you go!

http://tinyurl.com/y9ucr8fz

Very, very NSFW


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (wYseH)


You bastard. That was not just NSFW, it was NSFL.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:43 PM (YqDXo)

435 Yeah I don't... I really do not grasp that. Their first instinct when they get money is to turn into a humiliating caricature of blacks held by the most virulently racist people on earth."

Not hard to figure - Like everyone in the entertainment biz today, they are all essentially very stupid people with big mouths who have no ability for, or even concept of, self-reflection. They open their stupid mouths, people throw money at them, that's all they care about.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:43 PM (V2Yro)

436 425 face it, as far as mattresses go, most men on their own are going to be ok with the pile of dirty clothes in the corner.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (V2Yro)

I told her to get the memory rocks model

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:43 PM (VWsDy)

437 Supposed to brave this rain to hit Costco.

There's a discount food joint we used to shop at here in town that every time we'd go there, we would come out and Noah floated by on an ark. Seriously, it was raining so hard the drops were bouncing up and hitting the bottom of bags, we'd wade through several inches of water to the car. After the fifth time we just stopped shopping there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:44 PM (39g3+)

438 aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

There are three flavors of Lut'ran in the US: Wisconsin Synod, which is VERY VERY conservative; Missouri Synod, which is more conservative than Bush, but not WI LU status, and finally, ALC (American, used to be American EVANGELICAL or AELC), which compete with the Methodists for loosey-goosey awards.

Posted by: dad29 at February 25, 2018 01:44 PM (7Kti7)

439 There's a house not too far from me with multiple "hate has no home here" signs in their law, also written in Arabic.



I'm sure these white liberals will be spared if Muslims go on some Jihad in the neighborhood.

Posted by: Apache at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (uc45P)

1. Change the Arabic to read, "Mohammed blows goats."

2. buy popcorn

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2018 01:45 PM (Dbv1R)

440 Here you go!

http://tinyurl.com/y9ucr8fz

Very, very NSFW


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (wYseH)

You bastard. That was not just NSFW, it was NSFL.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:43 PM (YqDXo)

Holy hell, why did I just hit that link? What the hell is wrong with me?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 01:45 PM (IMacf)

441 After the fifth time we just stopped shopping there"

Fifth?

Yikes...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:45 PM (7LY+6)

442 429 Nood please! Damn whats taking the nood so long?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (70cRb)

We got nude in the barrel

Posted by: SHEP at February 25, 2018 01:45 PM (VWsDy)

443 NSFL = not save for lunch

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:45 PM (YqDXo)

444 there is no impeachment for Popes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (vChNs)

Years ago, there was this game called Machievellie: The Prince, that looked like Civ 2, but you mainly moved goods from one city to another in an attempt to get rich. Then you could buy cardinals, and when you had enough, 'impeach' the current pope and install a friendlier one.
It was a guilty pleasure, bugs notwithstanding.

Posted by: Methos at February 25, 2018 01:45 PM (XQvuQ)

445 face it, as far as mattresses go, most men on their own are going to be ok with the pile of dirty clothes in the corner.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (V2Yro)

Extra insulation against winter drafts.

Posted by: Barky the Fuckwit at February 25, 2018 01:46 PM (7uYFy)

446 safe

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:46 PM (YqDXo)

447 How come "gringo" isn't a racial slur ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 01:39 PM (VWsDy)



Ask whitey and cracker. Or is it cracka?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 01:46 PM (SiINZ)

448 IF this post is too stale for you, hop down to the book thread!

But put pants on, first.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:46 PM (39g3+)

449
Here you go!
http://tinyurl.com/y9ucr8fz
Very, very NSFW
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM



Nuh. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 01:46 PM (EzdLW)

450 Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2018 01:08 PM (42M22)

This is becoming par for the course in believe everything wymyn say.

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 01:47 PM (g4lFK)

451 Extra insulation against winter drafts."

Three Dog Night

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:47 PM (7LY+6)

452 Justin Trudeau busts a move.

http://bit.ly/2FwE7To

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:47 PM (+y/Ru)

453 429 Nood please! Damn whats taking the nood so long?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 01:23 PM (70cRb)

Here you go!

http://tinyurl.com/y9ucr8fz

Very, very NSFW


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (wYseH)

I don't want THAT in my search history!

Posted by: Handperch at February 25, 2018 01:48 PM (Qy9+s)

454 Christopher Taylor, uhm if I wanted magical girl empowerment movie I will wait for A Wrinkle in Time.... *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:48 PM (YU27p)

455 374
Samuel L Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump over armed teachers idea.



Ah, the eloquence of ghetto rhetoric.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (YqDXo)



Yeah, but you gotta admit that no one says "motherfucka" like Sam Jackson.

He owns that.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 01:29 PM (7uYFy)

I used to like Samuel L. Jackson but he has turned into just another racist 'hate whitey' scumbag.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 01:48 PM (mpXpK)

456
Nuh. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent"

Yep. Cardinal rule - no clicky midday linkage.

Very bad juju.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:48 PM (7LY+6)

457 If a gorilla shot an alligator with an AR-15 to save a muslim child while the transgender parent was in the bathroom the internet would go absolutely silent as everyone struggled to figure out which side they are supposed to be on.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at February 25, 2018 01:48 PM (dab45)

458 Here you go!

http://tinyurl.com/y9ucr8fz

Very, very NSFW

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM




Welp, that'll keep me on my diet. No appetite for the next month or so.

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 25, 2018 01:49 PM (yzxic)

459 457,
What, no lion to protest over?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:50 PM (7LY+6)

460 Still debating if I want to brave the typically British weather to sortie and catch at the cinema The Dark Crystal.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:40 PM (YU27p)

Did you steal Ace's time machine?

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 01:51 PM (4fiCC)

461 I used to like Samuel L. Jackson but he has turned into just another racist 'hate whitey' scumbag.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 01:48 PM (mpXpK)


I don't have a problem with it. I'm not offended, enchanted, or anything else by it.

I view it much like a pile of dog shit on the sidewalk: something of no consequence to be stepped over, and then to proceed on my way.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 01:51 PM (YqDXo)

462 I used to like Samuel L. Jackson but he has turned into just another racist 'hate whitey' scumbag.

I think he always has been, but most of his roles they took advantage of other aspects of his acting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:51 PM (39g3+)

463 Dick Durbin is a friend of mine, but he's certainly no Catholic.

Can I get an "amen?"

Posted by: Mother Nancy Piglosi at February 25, 2018 01:52 PM (398bZ)

464 340 Rather drink piss out of a cow's ass
Posted by: REDACTED


That is not where you find cow piss.

Posted by: Rancher at February 25, 2018 01:52 PM (9a5lA)

465 Here you go!

http://tinyurl.com/y9ucr8fz

Very, very NSFW


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2018 01:42 PM (wYseH)

Dispatch the emergency rescue team!

Posted by: Greenpeace at February 25, 2018 01:52 PM (NWiLs)

466 Why yes I do have a time machine because I live in a different time zone that what the blog uses to mark posts. So my posts are in the future in regards to local time and space coordinates.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:53 PM (YU27p)

467 456
Nuh. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent"

Yep. Cardinal rule - no clicky midday linkage.

Very bad juju.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 25, 2018 01:48 PM (7LY+6)

Only kbdabear is to be trusted.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 01:53 PM (NWiLs)

468 Some Moron linked this story about what the fashionable Chinese are wearing to beach.

http://bit.ly/2GH7wK4

A friend of mine commented that having a su tanned face in China is an indication of a peasant and that probably explains the masks

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:53 PM (+y/Ru)

469 452 Justin Trudeau busts a move.

http://bit.ly/2FwE7To
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:47 PM (+y/Ru)

Poor Canadians, why, again, did they vote to make him prime minister?

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 01:53 PM (Qy9+s)

470 Tentacle porn aficionado Kurt Eichenwald is making an appeal/threat against Diversity in Comics.

https://twitter.com/DiversityAndCmx/status/967524125681029120

This guy has a history of bluffing and self immolation. He appeared on Tucker Carlson with a big 3-ring binder called "Tucker's Lies". He claimed falsely that he had an epileptic episode because of a gif, and explained that the person who sent it was going to jail.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 01:53 PM (rnAwa)

471 Justin Trudeau busts a move.

http://bit.ly/2FwE7To

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 01:47 PM (+y/Ru)



He's going full Bollywood

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 01:54 PM (SiINZ)

472 But Durbin is Muslim no?

Posted by: Diogenes other brother Darrel at February 25, 2018 01:54 PM (ICWiF)

473 FUPA ! FUPA ! FUPA !

Posted by: skip intro at February 25, 2018 01:54 PM (aYKMr)

474 That is not where you find cow piss.
Posted by: Rancher at February 25, 2018 01:52 PM (9a5lA)


Well not with that attitude it isn't.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:54 PM (y87Qq)

475 Years ago, there was this game called Machievellie: The Prince, that looked like Civ 2, but you mainly moved goods from one city to another in an attempt to get rich. Then you could buy cardinals, and when you had enough, 'impeach' the current pope and install a friendlier one.
It was a guilty pleasure, bugs notwithstanding."

There's a much more time honored and effective way to do this, done by Charlemagne, Napoleon, and even a pack of Normans up from Sicily once upon a time - you simply take your army into Italy, either occupy Rome or get lucky and grab the Pontiff outside of his city gates, and then you'll find that he magically becomes very agreeable to everything you run past him, up to and including crowning you Emperor of the entire Christian world.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:55 PM (V2Yro)

476 Tentacle porn aficionado Kurt Eichenwald is making an appeal/threat against Diversity in Comics.

Yeah, he's trying to defend paying for and protecting a child pornographer, which he was fired for at the New York Times. He claims he saved "hundreds of children" from predators, but there's zero reason to believe any such thing. Given his predilection for tentacle porn and general insanity, I wonder how much he enjoyed the content he bought.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:56 PM (39g3+)

477 Really?

When the tentacle monsters look at Kurt of Eichen's Forest they go "eeewww!!!!" and run away.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:56 PM (YU27p)

478 Senator Durbin, Delta Airlines and Enterprise Rent a Piece of Shit can all consume at least one bag o' dicks each.

Just cancelled my accounts with two of those.

Never had a Dick Account.

Posted by: skip intro at February 25, 2018 01:56 PM (aYKMr)

479 Kurt Buchenwald is a fucking lunatic who lives inside his own bizarre delusions.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 01:57 PM (NWiLs)

480 The fact that Newsweek turned into the Weekly World News of leftist crazy after Eichenwald was brought on board tells you all you really need to know about the nutjob.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:58 PM (39g3+)

481 471 Justin Trudeau busts a move.

Honestly, if a political opponent fabricated the story of Trudeau in India, no one would believe it. It would be just too far-fetched.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 01:58 PM (398bZ)

482 I find it easier to state..if i find myself doing something that would cause damage to another because it would make life easier for myself. Not in the good category. Never a mitzvah. It is Certainly a selfish act. Lets quit equivocating selfishness is somehow a great good.

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 01:59 PM (wA1aM)

483 478 Never had a Dick Account.
Posted by: skip intro at February 25, 2018 01:56 PM (aYKMr)

I've always had one!

Posted by: SHEP! at February 25, 2018 02:00 PM (Qy9+s)

484 482 I find it easier to state..if i find myself doing something that would cause damage to another because it would make life easier for myself. Not in the good category. Never a mitzvah. It is Certainly a selfish act. Lets quit equivocating selfishness is somehow a great good.
Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 01:59 PM (wA1aM)

I thought we're supposed to bar mitzvahs?

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (NWiLs)

485 OK Iowahawk (David Burge) just dubbed the Broward Sherriff "Miami Fife." I think that one should stick.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (39g3+)

486 485 OK Iowahawk (David Burge) just dubbed the Broward Sherriff "Miami Fife." I think that one should stick.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (39g3+)

That's not fair to good ol' Barn.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (NWiLs)

487
I thought we're supposed to bar mitzvahs?
...


The girls get Bats.

Posted by: skip intro at February 25, 2018 02:02 PM (x25VP)

488 487
I thought we're supposed to bar mitzvahs?
...


The girls get Bats.
Posted by: skip intro at February 25, 2018 02:02 PM (x25VP)

That's just the fucking way it is. It's the sort of integrity kick we're on right now.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:02 PM (NWiLs)

489 Honestly, if a political opponent fabricated the story of Trudeau in India, no one would believe it. It would be just too far-fetched.

From what I'm reading and hearing it really pulled the wool way from the eyes of a lot of Canadians. They thought he was charming and cute and fun, and now think he's a pandering Zoolander. Whatta maroon.

If you look closely at those pics, check out his son. In almost every picture he's looking at the camera with either a stare of disbelief or begging to be saved from this. Maybe there's hope for him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (39g3+)

490 Insomniac im not getting that comment does a bar or a bat mitvah cause harm?

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (wA1aM)

491 DEAR MRS CANNIBAL BOB. NO NEED TO READ THIS THREAD. YOUR HUSBAND NEVER MENTIONS YOU EVEN ONCE.

honest injun!
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (vChNs)

Hello Buzz, Weasel, Insomniac, et al! Bob should have gone to mass....

Posted by: Heidi (Mrs Cannibal Bob) at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (70cRb)

492 Wheaton College wins (for once):

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/24/ wheaton-college-wins-court-battle- over-obamas-birth-control-mandate/

(remove spaces)

I just thought this was significant, not only for the ongoing battles to retain some semblance of religious liberty, but also because Wheaton College has the largest collection of original manuscripts outside of the UK of the 'Inklings' who also included CS Lewis.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 02:04 PM (MIKMs)

493 490 Insomniac im not getting that comment does a bar or a bat mitvah cause harm?
Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (wA1aM)

It was an attempted play on words. A bar mitzvah as the ceremonial passage into manhood, and to bar mitzvahs, as in to prohibit or prevent.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:04 PM (NWiLs)

494 491 DEAR MRS CANNIBAL BOB. NO NEED TO READ THIS THREAD. YOUR HUSBAND NEVER MENTIONS YOU EVEN ONCE.

honest injun!
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 01:33 PM (vChNs)

Hello Buzz, Weasel, Insomniac, et al! Bob should have gone to mass....
Posted by: Heidi (Mrs Cannibal Bob) at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (70cRb)

How, Heidi!

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (NWiLs)

495 Trudeau says, "we should have a caste system like they do in India."

Posted by: Trudeau's Political Opponent at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (Qy9+s)

496 Bob - you know what to do. You have your standing orders.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (fA1SL)

497 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (IqV8l)

She's holding it hostage until then? Or working on her literacy?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (Dbv1R)

498 Heidi.in fairness bob makes it clear you are his better half...
Bob you're. Great but heidi. .

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:06 PM (wA1aM)

499 497 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (IqV8l)

She's holding it hostage until then? Or working on her literacy?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (Dbv1R)

#BringBackOurMemoirs

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:06 PM (NWiLs)

500 I don't know how much validity there is to it but its hilarious to see side by side pics of Little Trudeau by his dad... and Fidel Castro. He looks a hell of a lot more like Castro at his age than he does shriveled up little Pierre.

And his mom was in Cuba for weeks around 9 months before he was born.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:06 PM (39g3+)

501 497 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

"Mama Shoulda Called me Tucker"

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (398bZ)

502 Also noticed that the national newz is starting to question the coward county police...
---
BROWARD STRONG!!!

Posted by: Methos at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (XQvuQ)

503 501 497 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

"Mama Shoulda Called me Tucker"
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (398bZ)

"The Duct Tape Diaries"

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (NWiLs)

504 485 OK Iowahawk (David Burge) just dubbed the Broward Sherriff "Miami Fife." I think that one should stick.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:01 PM (39g3+)

Miami isn't even in Broward County, Palm Springs is.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (Qy9+s)

505 Insomniac. Pfft. No deep meanings when dealing with a lame person! Not fair

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (wA1aM)

506 473 FUPA ! FUPA ! FUPA !
Posted by: skip intro at February 25, 2018 01:54 PM (aYKMr)

---

doesn't that make her magically appear?

Posted by: Ghetto Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (vChNs)

507 Heidi.in fairness bob makes it clear you are his better half

Yeah he like several of the 'rons around here are great about praising and promoting their wives.

One thing I cannot stand is people who run down their wife or husband in public, criticizing and making jokes about how much they suck. That should be on the NEVER, EVER DO THIS list right at the start.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (39g3+)

508 497 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 01:19 PM (IqV8l)


Don't you threaten US, Michelle.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (YqDXo)

509 How, Heidi!
Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:05 PM (NWiLs)

Bob is in heap big trouble....He's lucky it's Sunday and Lent and I'm going to make this part of my penance! And, I'll be praying for you all too!

Posted by: Heidi (Mrs Cannibal Bob) at February 25, 2018 02:09 PM (70cRb)

510 Miami isn't even in Broward County, Palm Springs is.
Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (Qy9+s)

Palm BEACH, not Palm Springs. Cursed Autocucumber!

Posted by: Surfperch at February 25, 2018 02:09 PM (Qy9+s)

511 Fkn phone kyboard. Its human cruelty

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:09 PM (wA1aM)

512 Kurt's lawsuit against the gif sender was thrown out of court.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 02:09 PM (0ogQG)

513 505 Insomniac. Pfft. No deep meanings when dealing with a lame person! Not fair
Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:08 PM (wA1aM)

What does the inability to walk have to do with it?

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:09 PM (NWiLs)

514 478 Never had a Dick Account.

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deposit are FREE!

Posted by: Ghetto Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 02:10 PM (vChNs)

515 503 501 497 Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

"Mama Shoulda Called me Tucker"
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (398bZ)

"The Duct Tape Diaries"
Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:07 PM (NWiLs)


"Transitions."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 02:10 PM (YqDXo)

516 Also noticed that the national newz is starting to question the coward county police...

Whenever I see that on Twitter I try to encourage them, praise them, and nudge them toward that direction. They're like children, they respond well to praise.

Miami isn't even in Broward County, Palm Springs is.

Details

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:10 PM (39g3+)

517 The girls get Bats.
Posted by: skip intro at February 25, 2018 02:02 PM (x25VP)

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but no shirts

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 02:11 PM (vChNs)

518 512 Kurt's lawsuit against the gif sender was thrown out of court.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 02:09 PM (0ogQG)

As it should have been. Buchenwald reminds me of a paranoid schizophrenic. I think he fantasized the alleged epileptic seizure.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:11 PM (NWiLs)

519 IRC, the American Methodists deeply wanted to go full libtard, but a)
their polity is democratic b) most Methodists are now in Africa. So the
African bishops had restrained it from embracing the worst forms of
wackiness

I thought that was the Episcopalian/Anglican, not Methodists.

Posted by: dad29 at February 25, 2018 02:11 PM (7Kti7)

520 Hello Buzz, Weasel, Insomniac, et al! Bob should have gone to mass....
Posted by: Heidi (Mrs Cannibal Bob) at February 25, 2018 02:03 PM (70cRb)


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there's always the funeral Mass

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 02:12 PM (vChNs)

521 Christpher. Agree. I always think in that scenario no one actually tries to repair damage that occurs in any partnership. They just het mad or get even

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:12 PM (wA1aM)

522 519 IRC, the American Methodists deeply wanted to go full libtard, but a)
their polity is democratic b) most Methodists are now in Africa. So the
African bishops had restrained it from embracing the worst forms of
wackiness

I thought that was the Episcopalian/Anglican, not Methodists.
Posted by: dad29 at February 25, 2018 02:11 PM (7Kti7)

I believe you are correct, though the Methodists have largely gone full libtard as well.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:12 PM (NWiLs)

523 Kurt's lawsuit against the gif sender was thrown out of court.

I wonder why? It seemed like he had a valid complaint, providing he was telling the truth about his epileptic condition, and it was deliberately sent to cause him harm.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (39g3+)

524 496 Bob - you know what to do. You have your standing orders.

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Consult Entwistle, My Wife, lyrics, execute

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (vChNs)

525 Insomniac smack! You know i cant walk and chew gum simultaneously

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:14 PM (wA1aM)

526 Hi Willow! Bob's Indian name is "talks a lot" so I don't really pay much attention. Many thanks to the Horde for putting up with him! It's like giving me time off!!

Posted by: Heidi (Mrs Cannibal Bob) at February 25, 2018 02:14 PM (70cRb)

527 523 Kurt's lawsuit against the gif sender was thrown out of court.

I wonder why? It seemed like he had a valid complaint, providing he was telling the truth about his epileptic condition, and it was deliberately sent to cause him harm.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (39g3+)

The guy's nuts. He fantasizes that he's under attack, has delusions about secret messages from the CIA, and has a fake dossier on Tucker Carlson for God's sake.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:14 PM (NWiLs)

528 525 Insomniac smack! You know i cant walk and chew gum simultaneously
Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:14 PM (wA1aM)

You shouldn't smack your gum like that. It's impolite.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:15 PM (NWiLs)

529 IRC, the American Methodists deeply wanted to go full libtard, but a)

their polity is democratic b) most Methodists are now in Africa. So the

African bishops had restrained it from embracing the worst forms of

wackiness

I thought that was the Episcopalian/Anglican, not Methodists.
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I think the Ep/Ang folks split three ways, one still answers to the guy in England, one doesn't but mainly believes the same stuff, and one from both of those which joined up with the African branch because they still believe the Bible.

Posted by: Methos at February 25, 2018 02:15 PM (XQvuQ)

530 520 there's always the funeral Mass

Posted by: Buzzsaw90


DIY Last Rites can be conducted at home.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 02:18 PM (0ogQG)

531 Actual nood

Posted by: Methos at February 25, 2018 02:18 PM (XQvuQ)

532 Yesteryear post has reappeared.

Posted by: Insomniac - We Are All Hands at February 25, 2018 02:19 PM (NWiLs)

533 I wonder why? It seemed like he had a valid complaint, providing he was telling the truth about his epileptic condition, and it was deliberately sent to cause him harm. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:13 PM (39g3+)

I know you are being sarcastic but ... Someone has pointed out that Kurt has made a video himself with flashing strobe lights. Layers of cringe-garbage.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 02:21 PM (rnAwa)

534 I can't find any confirming articles about Kurt's lawsuit being tossed, so I was probably wrong.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 02:22 PM (0ogQG)

535 Heidi hes a a neat guy but is pretty clear how he knows you are queen in his life

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:23 PM (wA1aM)

536 Miami Fife has a better ring to it, yes, than say, Broward County Fife...amirite?

It also plays off of the old TV show, Miami Vice.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 02:25 PM (fIn37)

537 His queen! Grr

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (wA1aM)

538 This Bishop is from the Catholic Church I grew up in. I am tired of seeing ?Cardinal Dolan glad-handing the Democrats every year at the Smith diner . And Pope Francis espousing the muslim faith and forsaking the Christians suffering at their hands.

Posted by: Douglas Masucci at February 25, 2018 02:27 PM (5DSWk)

539 The guy's nuts. He fantasizes that he's under attack, has delusions about secret messages from the CIA, and has a fake dossier on Tucker Carlson for God's sake.

Yeah but the barrier to get a lawsuit started is pretty dang low. You have to be really off your nut to have a suit thrown out by a court.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 02:38 PM (39g3+)

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 03:29 PM (bJ0w+)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-25-2018

Library of f6f - 525.jpgLibrary of Moron Lurker 'f6f'



Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. 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 pants, which were probably designed and submitted to a fashion show by a master-class troll. I feel sorry for the guy who's modelling them, and hope he's well-paid.


Pic Note

If you click on the library photo for the full version of the entire bookcase and browse around, you will see:

1. A couple of interesting-looking timepieces
2. Several of what I believe are engines for model airplanes
3. A bottle of hot sauce.
4. Books

Yeah, that's a Moron library, alright.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

OXYPHONIA is a sharp or shrill way of speaking.

Usage: After her long-anticipated retirement, Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia where she spent the remainder of her years thinking about what might have been.

The Wynderfyl Wyrld of Wymyn

Last week, I put up a tweet from a pinched-face scoldy prude posting from the Penguin Books account lamenting women reading books from dead white males. She (I assume it was a 'she') linked to an article entitled Danielle Lazarin Recommends 6 Must-Reads By Women, For Women, and even though I have never heard of Danielle Lazarin, I thought it might be fun to look at her recommendations:

Up first is All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg which is described as

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection.​

This description sounds like every woman in the book publishing business, i.e. middle-aged, neurotic, and lonely. So the insistence that she "defies convention" makes me giggle like a schoolboy who has just hidden a frog in the desk of the girl next to me. If this woman really "defied convention", she'd be a husband-loving, church-going housewife with 3 children.

Next up is On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Bliss:

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear-fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world.

In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body.

Do women actually enjoy reading this sort of stuff? To me, this is like listening to someone ask one of those 'If you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be?' type questions and then run her mouth for 200 pages. I simply don't have any patience for it, but then again, I'm not the author's target audience.

And naturally any list of "must reads for women" has got to do some cheerleading for abortion. This role is filled by The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan. Lazarin comments:

It’s a thrill to read about women literally taking power away from men who had exploited other women, and to witness the change their work created, even as their work was meant to be invisible.

Of course, the questions you're not supposed to ask are, what kind of medical training did abortionists have, and how many pregnant women did they seriously injure or even kill? Also elided are the ethics behind justifying "taking power away from men" by killing another human being.

One Amazon reviewer has a different take on it than Lazarin's "yay for wymyn!" angle:

Though clearly romanticized and seen through the rose-colored glasses of hindsight, The Story of Jane tells a tale of women running a criminal abortion syndicate for ideological rather than financial motives. The author's treatment of Harvey Karman (whom she identifies as "Jordan Bennett") overlooks the less savory aspects of his career, such as his conviction in the death of a woman in a motel-room abortion in Los Angeles, and leaves this reader wondering what else she chooses to gloss over.

I was going to do the other three books on the list, but this has left a bad taste in my mouth. Lazarin is recommending this book for all women, but what about the women who think abortion is wrong, and who think that even though they may have been horribly abused by men, killing an unborn child is worse? The feminists' claim that they speak in the name of "women" is infuriating, because clearly they don't. They say they want to hear women's voices, but apparently not all women's voices, because, the voices of the six books Lazarin is recommending are all marching in rigid ideological lockstep, just like those scripted Parkland kids CNN showed in their 'townhall' meeting. Apparently, only some voices are worth listening to.


Call For Submissions

Lurker Oren tells me he's accepting stories for an uncoming anthology:

[T]his anthology’s theme is “Ye Olde Magick Shoppe.” We’re looking for stories of between 3500-7000 words. To qualify, stories must contain, as a significant plot element, the sale of a magical good or service by someone for whom this is their profession. Naturally, the whole collection will have a bit of a free-market slant to it, but individual stories can go in whatever direction the author prefers. Full details and instructions are here.


Books On the Radio

Lurker Dwight tells me:

The other day I was changing the channel on SiriusXM and wound up on station 143 by accident. It's BYU Radio. I had no idea this even existed. What caught my ear was they were talking about Moby Dick, Day of the Locust, Lolita, and many other books and topics regarding books. It was an extremely well done and I enjoyed it.

I found out the program was called "This'll Take a While" and can be found online at https://www.byuradio.org/show/1f0520e7-c091-448f-a781-c3fa97098ad8/this-ll-take-a-while

While the program covers all sorts of cultural topics, books seem to figure quite a bit on the list of programs. I've only heard a couple of the programs, both were engaging and I plan to check out more.

Dwight discusses the book episodes a bit further on his blog. Most of them look very interesting.


Good To Know:

passive voice test.jpg

So, for example, 'I totaled my car' uses the active voice, but 'My car was totaled' is passive because the sentence 'My car was totaled by zombies' still makes sense.


Moron Recommendations

A lurking moron e-mailed to recommend In the House of Wolves by Michael David Anderson, which he calls a "hellacious spin on the haunted house genre."

It's a different story than MDA's past two novels (Teddy & Wake), but still manages to connect elements of all his work into this new haunted house tale. Like all of Anderson's other work, he has a certain point in this book where he tries to stomp your brain flat. I found this "twist" a little bit thin compared to his other novels, but he still doesn't disappoint.

The ending of the book is like a good season finale for a TV show. You're left going "OH COME ON" because you're going to want more.

According to Amazon, right now the book's on sale for $2.99 for the Kindle edition.

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Books By Morons

Test of Valor is right wing yankee's just-released novella:

Alain de Kerauille wants to be a knight more than anything in the world, to win as many jousting tournaments as he can, become wealthy and famous, and gain the hand of the fair lady Emma. As a squire in a noble household, he’s well on his way to success, and when he’s chosen to joust in a celebratory tournament, all of his dreams seem within his grasp. Until his rivalry with a fellow squire reaches the boiling point, threatening to destroy everything Alain has worked for and send his future crashing down around him.

It's young adult friendly though not specifically geared toward that age group, and is available as an ebook on Amazon for $1.99.

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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.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 09:00 AM




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1 Hello Book People!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:56 AM (qJtVm)

2 Tolle lege
Still working on Patrick O'Brien's Surgeon's Mate from the Aubrey/ Maturin series. I have to find more time to read.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 08:58 AM (aC6Sd)

3 I am currently on a W.E.B. Griffin kick. Did the marine series this past week. I stopped at the last book in the WWII era because the Korea part was disappointing. I am on the army series now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 08:59 AM (mpXpK)

4 Hiya !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (DMET3)

5 Good Sunday morning, horde!

Husband and I have spent two of the last three weekends taking pre-service classes to be foster parents.

The instructor is as good an example of oxyphonia as is the FAB. That, combined with the liberal bias, was almost enough to make us give up.

Posted by: April at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (e8PP1)

6 Nice library f6f! I like the Boy Mechanic series. What's the date on that?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (qJtVm)

7 Billy Mays here to tell you about the amazing power of new OxyPhonia!

Posted by: Billy Mays at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (NWiLs)

8 I read It's Your Move by Larry Rothman. This is the second book in the Lawrence Case series. Case is a LAPD homicide detective. I didn't like this as much as his debut novel, Never Hurt Me, but it still is a good read as Case tries to slove a string of murders of drug dealers while being the prime suspect in the murder of a fellow officer. The ending made me want to read the next in the series, Case Can't Win.

Posted by: Zoltan at February 25, 2018 09:02 AM (T8WeQ)

9 Note to bookworms, if getting new shelves for books look for 5/4" thick shelves. Guess nobody's bookshelf is collapsing but it will make a better case.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 09:02 AM (aC6Sd)

10 Heard a former Marine and a former Army guy discuss the importance of the slender volume “The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation”, which is apparently on the required reading list. I found an old copy and learned much from the comfort of my couch:

Since the bulk of recruits are no longer found from the sturdy draft horses of farming communities, but rather the guttersnipes and street arabs of the cities*, they simply aren’t conditioned for long hauls with packs on their backs.

“The machine has made warfare more ponderous but has also given it greater velocity. In the other direction there has been no change at all. For it is conspicuous that what the machine has failed to do right up to the present moment is decrease by a single pound the weight the individual has to carry in war. He is still as heavily burdened as the soldier of 1000 years B.C.”

I’d say maybe moreso:

https://mwi.usma.edu/the-overweight-infantryman/

“On the field of battle, man is not only a thinking animal, he is a beast of burden… But unlike the mule, the jeep, or any other carrier, his chief function in war does not begin until the time he delivers the burden to the appointed ground…. his superiors must respect not only his intelligence but also the delicate organization of his nervous system. When they do not do so, they violate the basic principle o war, which is conservation of force.”

*Not his wording

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:03 AM (qJtVm)

11 Danielle Lazarin sounds like a typical leftwing feminasty. Her "bio" says she's raising her daughters but makes no mention of their father. Seems he's a cipher to her

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:03 AM (5gaNQ)

12 Alain de Kerauille wants to be a knight more than anything in the world, to win as many jousting tournaments as he can, become wealthy and famous, and gain the hand of the fair lady Emma. As a squire in a noble household, he's well on his way to success, and when he's chosen to joust in a celebratory tournament, all of his dreams seem within his grasp. Until his rivalry with a fellow squire reaches the boiling point, threatening to destroy everything Alain has worked for and send his future crashing down around him.

So, A Knight's Tale then.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (NWiLs)

13 Firehorse suggested I post about this book. I read it some time ago, but in cleaning up piles of books found it again:


Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

And yes, the people who wrote it are Christians-and they have a radio ministry "New Life Live" and workshops, but the Christianity is not heavy handed and they have both done years with people getting stuck because of prior abuse and shame.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (8+Ozj)

14 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a wonderful week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:06 AM (V+03K)

15 Note to bookworms, if getting new shelves for books look for 5/4" thick shelves

So, inch and a quarter ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:08 AM (DMET3)

16
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)

17 16
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)

1.25" will also do in a pinch.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (NWiLs)

18 14: I certainly have, the suggestion of "How the West Won" was a great one. I also purchased a used copy of "Downfall: the End of the Imperial Japanese Empire", which is next.

Lazarin's book is not on the list. She seems a pretty unpleasant person and I've never been able to separate a person from the artist, but don't consider lefty chicklit art anyway.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:10 AM (5gaNQ)

19 About a month ago, I posted here that I had finished Volume 1 of Shelby Foote's "Civil War". I enjoyed it so much that I bought the full 3-volume series, which runs over 3000 pages. I've finished the series, and can only say that if you like history, do yourself a favor and invest the time and effort to read it. Even after 3k pages, it was bittersweet to come to the end. It was almost like losing a friend. If a new volume was available, I would start it immediately. The writing is superb, and a perfect blend of facts and human interest. (unlike the Olympics, these stories are both interesting and consequential, with people involved in hugely important events). There aren't many books, much less series of books, that maintain this level of quality. Kudos to the late Mr. Foote for what was clearly a labor of love and the labor of a lifetime.

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (LAe3v)

20 Thanks for the plug, OM!

Posted by: right wing yankee at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (obZ4W)

21 I picked up a bunch of Agatha Christie novels at a book sale. I've read them all before, but that was back in high school, which was barely 6 years ago. So i figured I'd have some fun with them.

I'm on The Murder of Hazelmoor.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (lwiT4)

22 My book shelves are 3/4" but there is a frontage strip about 1/4 inch thick along the the shelf that makes them more rigid. I have had no problems with sag. I have a cheaper set of book cases that I bought years ago that are only 1/2 inch. I used to keep vinyl albums in them and they do sag.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (mpXpK)

23 I finished LOTR including the appendices. As I've bored you all with, I took my time and savored Tolkien's words and pacing as well as enjoying the story. It really added to my enjoyment of the book even as it added to the time it took to finish it.

Re-read number 53 coming up next autumn.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (V+03K)

24 I'm currently reading "The Late Show"
by Michael Connelly


about the midnight shift in a Hollywood precinct.

it's pretty good so far

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:12 AM (DMET3)

25 Just found "Mud, Blood and Poppycock" by Gordon Corrigan at the used book store in my AO.

Just started it but the author states he will set the record straight on how WW1 was not a "lost" generation and how many of those who had participated actually enjoyed their service and were proud of their part in the war before the marxists got hold of the historical record.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:12 AM (EoRCO)

26 I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone called "f6f" should have so many books about airplanes.

I have "Mr. Piper and his Cubs". I found it at a used book sale. I haven't read it, alas. I need to avoid used book sales until I read some on the ones I've accumulated.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:12 AM (sdi6R)

27 So, A Knight's Tale then.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (NWiLs)
Believe it or not, I've never seen that movie. Not even clips from it.

Posted by: right wing yankee at February 25, 2018 09:13 AM (obZ4W)

28 21: I made a similar find at an auction a year ago. I read a couple of the Poirot books, at first to see how much they differed from the Suchet series, but then because they were fun to read.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:13 AM (5gaNQ)

29 If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)
________

1.25" will also do in a pinch.

Posted by: Insomniac
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Or a board an actual inch thick.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:14 AM (y+SdL)

30
Freezing my butt off at a dog show. Rain, wind and a dirt arena make a bad combination for keeping a dog clean.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (VLuVK)

31 Also got my weekly haul from the library (all praise the library system!).

Heroes and Villains: A Photographic Odyssey into the Fantastic World of Cosplay. Favorites: Hello Kitty/Deadpool mashup, Winnie the Pool (guess), and Trailer Trash Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Oh, and Boba Fetish.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (qJtVm)

32 Finally finished listening to the unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo which I downloaded onto a flash drive from LibriVox.

My favorite novel of all time, the reader, David Clarke, did a fantastic job and now I have moved on to Mr. Clarke's other LibriVox effort:

Every single Sherlock Holmes story by Sir A. Conan Doyle. Absolutely wonderful readings.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (GckyN)

33 Y'all have fun. I am off to Church and to pick up some fresh caught bluefin tuna from my cousin. It's gonna be a good day.

Posted by: no good deed at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (eIQHF)

34 So 1/2 inch particle board is right out then, and 'tis true. Fully loaded shelves have a noticeable sag, but it was the little plastic pins that broke.

Replace with steel pins from
http://www.widgetco.com/shelf-pins

Thanks to another Moron who told me about them.
I have extra in case you only need fifty or so.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (roQNm)

35 Read 'The Lonely Ships: The Life and Death of the Asiatic Fleet' by Edwin P. Hoyt.

An outstanding history of the U.S. Navy's Asiatic Fleet from it's beginning during the 1850s through the Spanish-American War, the Boxer Rebellion, Phillippine Insurrection, the Yangtze River Patrol, the China troubles during the 20s and 30s between the Nationalists, Commies, Warloads, and the Japanese. Finally it's death in March 1942.

From the book's ending; As Admiral King put it, theirs is the story of a 'magnificent display of human courage under impossible conditions.' Let that be the fleet's requiem.

Some head music.

The Grease Arrestor-Come Together
https://youtu.be/fIQac1nTSHI

Ravel-Bolero: London Symphony Orchestra
https://youtu.be/dZDiaRZy0Ak

Social Distortion-Bad Luck
https://youtu.be/RPaulRvn6xM

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (+ufX6)

36
If I were a flower, I would like to be a-

Venus Flytrap!


Cuz who doesn't like a nice crunchy fly every once in a while.

Posted by: naturalfake Renfield at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (9q7Dl)

37 P-47 top right ?

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (EcEWt)

38 Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (sdi6R)

39 Freezing my butt off at a dog show. Rain, wind and a dirt arena make a bad combination for keeping a dog clean.


Posted by: Hadrian


Hadrian: Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs. H

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:17 AM (DMET3)

40 I know this is cheating, but I've been known to position tall, little-used hardcovers in the middle of shelves to brace the shelves above them.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:17 AM (y+SdL)

41 "As Admiral King put it..."

I read that as "Admiral Kang".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (qJtVm)

42
Yeah, some way to spend your anniversary. But thanks.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (VLuVK)

43 While poking around a local Goodwill store this week, I found the book, "Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook" by Lynne Tolley & Pat Mitchamore, for 99 cents. It looked to be brand new, although the publishing data shows it was originally written in the early 1980's.

Interspersed with the recipes are old photos, and stories about the south generally and Tennessee in particular, as regards the growing, harvesting, cooking and eating of food.

As they say, the past is a foreign country. But in the early 1980's the early part of the 20th century was closer to us than the early part of the 21st century is to us now.

Posted by: Boots at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (EBwPV)

44 39
Freezing my butt off at a dog show. Rain, wind and a dirt arena make a bad combination for keeping a dog clean.


Serves ya right for making me come to this poncy dog show. My butt is nice and warm, though, because I can lick it. Sucks to be you.

Posted by: Hadrian's dog at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (LAe3v)

45 19 ... pep,

I totally agree with your assessment of The Civil War. I' re-read it a couple of times and splurged on the hardcover edition. Also, I've given some copies as gifts over the years.

There are a bunch of Youtube videos of Shelby Foote doing interviews and such. He was an interesting, opinionated (fine by me) and gracious man. And that deep drawl is wonderful.

Years ago, the magazine "The Paris Review" did a long interview with Foote. I'm sure the piece is available online.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (V+03K)

46
Ouch.

One of the Dads who lost a daughter in school shooting is with Chris Wallace and called the guard who didn't go into the school a coward. Named and shamed him.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (2FqvZ)

47 Good morning, Horde of the book.

I finished "Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time" by Patrick Dawson, a very readable explanation of why you should put aside certain types of beers, but not other types which have to be drinken fresh, to have flavors develop. It's as good of a reference on this as I can imagine and it will be consulted often in the future.

As a fortuitous coincidence, two lesbian dog walking friends will be relocating elsewhere shortly and one of them, a tall muscular Amazon, gave me about a case of assorted craft brews as she cleared out her beer fridge. Included in the stash was a nine year old Belgian style dark ale from The Bruery in California. I have no idea what it tasted like fresh but it was great now. As much as I enjoyed it, Teddy will miss their dogs and I'll miss them.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (y7DUB)

48 Finally finished listening to the unabridged version
of The Count of Monte Cristo which I downloaded onto a flash drive from
LibriVox.



My favorite novel of all time, the reader, David Clarke, did a
fantastic job and now I have moved on to Mr. Clarke's other LibriVox
effort:



Every single Sherlock Holmes story by Sir A. Conan Doyle. Absolutely wonderful readings.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (GckyN)

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my all-time favorite books. I've never tried listening to it, though. Maybe now that I know the story pretty well, I'll give it a go- my usual reason for not listening to books is that it takes so long that by the time I get to the end, I forget what happened at the beginning.

Posted by: right wing yankee at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (obZ4W)

49 Back when I was a poor ex-student, I built my own bookshelves. I drilled 3 holes across the back, and put shelf pins in them. Voila, no sag.

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (LAe3v)

50 P-47 top right ?
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (EcEWt)

I think it's a Hellcat.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (EoRCO)

51 We use glass and chrome shelving for our books. We have a two-tier on each end, with two three-tiers in between. No sagging. They are reasonable on Amazon. About $30 for the two-tier. It gives a nice clean look.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (lwiT4)

52 46: Good! The adults need to take charge of this situation and focus attention on what really went wrong, not on the left wing fantasy version

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:21 AM (5gaNQ)

53 f6f,

You have some neat reads, and hot sauce too!

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:22 AM (+ufX6)

54 f6f (or should we call you hellcat?),

Thanks for sharing library pic.
Obviously the model is designed to fly as prop looks functional vs. scale. (& of course motors are huge clue)

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at February 25, 2018 09:23 AM (vFHFh)

55
I think it's a Hellcat.....
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (EoRCO)

F6F shoulda been a clue ha

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:24 AM (EcEWt)

56 re: the 'by zombies' test for passive voice, here's an exception:

As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (wPiJc)

57 46
Ouch.

One of the Dads who lost a daughter in school shooting is with Chris Wallace and called the guard who didn't go into the school a coward. Named and shamed him.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (2FqvZ)

As well he should. Also, Sheriff's Deputy, not a guard. I'm saying this not out of pedantry but because some people have expressed the mistaken notion he was a security guard/rent-a-cop. He was not, and it makes a huge difference.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (NWiLs)

58 Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

And yes, the people who wrote it are Christians-and they have a radio ministry "New Life Live" and workshops, but the Christianity is not heavy handed and they have both done years with people getting stuck because of prior abuse and shame.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
________

Just read the reviews -- looks like a good one. Thanks for the tip!

One of my (perhaps related) favorites is "How to Stop Worrying" by Dale Carnegie.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (y+SdL)

59 55
I think it's a Hellcat.....
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (EoRCO)

F6F shoulda been a clue ha
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:24 AM (EcEWt)


It's a flying model, from the looks of the propellor.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:27 AM (sdi6R)

60 As a fortuitous coincidence, two lesbian dog walking friends

So even dogs are lesbians now? Geez.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:27 AM (NWiLs)

61 This week I finished The Kremlin's Candidate by Jason Matthews, which was just released. Some other horde members have mentioned this series in the book thread, so I thought there was some general interest and that I would share my review:

The Kremlin's Candidate is the third and reportedly final installment in the Red Sparrow trilogy. I thought the first book, Red Sparrow, was one of the best espionage thrillers written since the end of the Cold War. The second book was a big disappointment, with all of the elements that had seemed fresh and new in the first book regurgitated in a formulaic manner. So I wasn't sure if it was worth reading the third book. As it turned out, it was.

The third book's scheduled publication date was pushed back by more than a year from what was originally announced. This is slightly informed speculation on my part, but based on teaser information about the release, which changed over time, I believe the author effectively finished writing this book before the 2016 Presidential election, believing he could count on Hillary winning the election and writing President Hillary into the plot. Oops!

Now, more than a year after the election, the book has finally been published with a plot that involves a naive, liberal President who is hostile to the CIA, particularly the Directorate of Operations. This is an important plot point without which the entire story line would have had to been rewritten almost from scratch. This fictional President is male and in year five of his term in office, following reelection. All other time references are fully up to date, including Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, Obama's sixth year in office. Although all modern Presidents through Bush 43 are referenced by name, the fictional incumbent President is not, but he certainly sounds like a lot like Obama.

I have to agree that no amount of rewriting was going to be able to plausibly transform the Trump administration into what a Hillary administration would have looked like. Faced with the conflict between this impossibility and the daunting alternative of a near total rewrite, the author and/or publishers seem to have compromised on a more modest rewrite with a nameless, time-shifted Obama clone standing in for Hillary, who will never be President (this never gets old).

With that caveat, the book itself is quite fresh and up to date. The author's writing of modern tradecraft is his signature and continues to be best in class. There are not as many good plot twists or as masterful writing as in John le Carre or Len Deighton, but there is plenty of action and the pace moves along briskly. The author already has a major movie deal for book 1 in the series and this installment seems to be written with hopes for another one. Expect Jason Bourne, not George Smiley.

The formulaic excesses of book 2 (most infamously, the hairbrush) have thankfully been greatly reduced. In a touch evoking Len Deighton, food continues to feature prominently and a recipe accompanies each chapter. Unfortunately, the recipes are incomplete, since they do not include quantities or cooking times or temperatures. I suppose they hope to sell us a forthcoming Red Sparrow cookbook. I think it was a missed opportunity not to give us at least a few complete recipes.

The characters are generally well written, although still occasionally over the top (Dominika's synesthesia). The scenes are generally well crafted, although there are a few implausible moments, such as multiple undetected hushed conversations while the conspirators are under audio surveillance or even direct observation by multiple people in the same room.

All in all, this is a good read for those who liked the first books in the series or for fans of the espionage genre generally, particularly those interested in a 2018 setting and as much information on modern tradecraft as you are likely to get without a security clearance.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 25, 2018 09:28 AM (UGKMd)

62 *Not his wording

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:03 AM (qJtVm)

Who's words is they, and what's meant by street arabs?

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (+ufX6)

63
One of the Dads who lost a daughter in school shooting is with Chris Wallace and called the guard who didn't go into the school a coward. Named and shamed him.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises

He should announce right now that he's running for sherriff

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (U+JRS)

64 Legalized abortion is the rake's greatest achievement. Or perhaps it is convincing women that they were "taking power away from men" by using it.

One of those two.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (yQpMk)

65 Picked up Victor Davis Hanson's *The Second World Wars* early in the week.

It is fascinating. Can't put it down. Terrific analysis of production capabilities of the combatants, geographical and historical considerations of the various battlespaces, and political miscalculations and much, much more.

Highly recommended.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2018 09:30 AM (tr2D7)

66 Who's words is they, and what's meant by street arabs?
Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (+ufX6)
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Them's my words

Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.

*adjusts monacle*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

67 I lost what was left of my oxyphonia when I called the flyover rubes deplorables. *sigh* *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 25, 2018 09:34 AM (Tyii7)

68 Tom Bombadil from LOTR is one of my favorite characters even if, or because, Tolkien left him a mystery. I know there is a ton of speculation about Bombadil online.

I think there could be an interesting book about him if someone with the skill could write it. What is he? Who is he? What powers does he have? What transpired as he watched the world develop and change over eons? how much did he interact with new species, if he did, and what was the result? (Bombadil and Ents would make an interesting combination.) Why does he remain within his current, self-imposed boundaries?

I feel the same way about Beorn and his kin from The Hobbit. (The magnificent book, not the mummble-mummble movie.)

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (V+03K)

69 Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.

*adjusts monacle*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

And should be thrashed with a silver-tipped cane whenever they are seen.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

70 I also checked out Star Trek: The Book of Lists and am by turns pleased and appalled by how much I know of The Canon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (qJtVm)

71 And should be thrashed with a silver-tipped cane whenever they are seen.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

They'll thank you for it later when they're productive workers in the textile mills!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:37 AM (qJtVm)

72 Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.


*adjusts monacle*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage


Alright, who admitted the riff-raff.

**adjusts pince-nez**

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 09:37 AM (LAe3v)

73 I also checked out Star Trek: The Book of Lists and am by turns pleased and appalled by how much I know of The Canon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage
________

I know what you mean, sir.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:37 AM (y+SdL)

74 I'll give it a go- my usual reason for not listening to books is that it takes so long that by the time I get to the end, I forget what happened at the beginning.
Posted by: right wing yankee.

You must!!!

The reader of this version (number 3 I think of the LibriVox) versions, David Clarke, is a Brit so right there the accent of his reading is excellent. Then he does a perfect job with all the various and sundry Italian and French names and speaks each character in the correct accent. His pacing is perfect.

I downloaded it and listened to it as I drove to and from work each day and pretty much every time I had to drive for work or pleasure. Mr. Clarke's reading of the novel was just as much a work of art as the novel itself.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 09:39 AM (GckyN)

75 Nice library, f6f! I have some of those books myself, and see some that I'd like to get.

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 09:39 AM (ANIFC)

76 Still working on Connie Willis' "All Clear" - about a third into it.
Also working on finishing the next Luna City installment, which should be out by May, or so. I'm also scheduled to be an exhibitor with my books at the Texas State Historical Commission's San Jacinto Symposium, April 14th at the Studio Movie Grill in CityCentre, Houston. (I'll be the one in Victorian dress.)
Yesterday, my daughter and I were at the Pearl Market, in San Antonio - just walking around, looking at the farmer's market booths and some of the shops on the ground floor. It's a lovely area, developed over the last ten years on the grounds of the old Pearl Brewery ... but absolutely the greatest concentration of yuppie a**holery to be found anywhere short of Austin. I gave a thought to once more trying an event at the one local independent bookstore (which used to be a great venue for local authors in it's original location, but trust me, I had an unfortunate history with them) but one walk through the place discouraged me. It was piled with books like the feminist stuff described in today's post, as well as Margaret Atwood entire oeuvre ... nope, nope, nope. Maybe I should give the local Books a Million a shot, instead...

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at February 25, 2018 09:39 AM (xnmPy)

77 I like the idea that Tom Bombadil is Aule, who's gone native and is just hanging out on Arda because he likes it. And being so old and having been through so much, he's at the "hey I'm retired!" stage and doesn't let anything going on with the mortal creatures bother him anymore. Although he's amused when the small ones wander across his lawn.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:40 AM (V2Yro)

78 73 I also checked out Star Trek: The Book of Lists and am by turns pleased and appalled by how much I know of The Canon.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage
________
I know what you mean, sir.

Anytime my wife or I leave some bottled drink in the fridge with just a sip or two left, the other will always feel obligated to sing "Bitter Dregs."

It's like shave and a haircut. Can't help ourselves.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

79 I'm going to be dusting off my bookcases & adding recent additions into the stacks, so I'd like to send photos of my library soon.

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (ANIFC)

80 17 16
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)
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1.25" will also do in a pinch.
---
So, 3 cm?

Posted by: Morton at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (S+W8j)

81 Prussian NCO's in the Napoleonic age still had canes but beating soldiers at that time was going out, finishing painting a battalion and my figure NCO doesn't have one but should.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (aC6Sd)

82 I'm continuing to read about fly tying and fishing, both modern and historical. It is calming and interesting. Also, outdoors recreation in general. And it isn't only the how-to aspects. Going back to Onnie Smith, Kephart and Nessmuk to Bill Tapply and other modern authors, the writing itself is usually superb and a pleasure to read.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (V+03K)

83 one thing I just noted on the expanded version of F6F's library is the vintage tin container with the battleship on it. Very nice, I was wondering if that was an early Arizona commemorative.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:45 AM (V2Yro)

84 If you like Star Trek, you'll likely dig this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l94v4YOqxOc

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:46 AM (y+SdL)

85 Holy crap, Iggy Pop was in Deep Space 9?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:48 AM (qJtVm)

86 I'm a woman and I would not dream of reading the three books you mentioned (probably not the other three on the list either). They sound excruciating.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 25, 2018 09:49 AM (LaT54)

87 For those who might be interested, the Horde goodreads group's latest group read is The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout, which was featured in the Sunday Morning Book Thread two weeks ago.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 25, 2018 09:49 AM (UGKMd)

88 Just finished Rex Stout's "The Doorbell Rang."

No foul language, sex implied rather than described..a gem of a book.

Yeah, I'm getting old.

Too many books, in my opinion, are being ruined through including unnecessary sex scenes.

Yes, sex happens, but if it's not germane to the plot, why include it?

Anyway, thanks to whomever recommended "The Doorbell Rang."

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 09:52 AM (WEBkv)

89 I could only find 10/8 " boards - should I go ahead?

Posted by: Parker at February 25, 2018 09:52 AM (MFwf8)

90 Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.

*adjusts monacle*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

Heh. My first thought was, oh you mean hippies.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:55 AM (+ufX6)

91 sharkman,

Is there a procedure to put the Librivox Monte Cristo on a thumb drive? Or do you have to do it one chapter at a time?

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:56 AM (V+03K)

92 Sam Sisavath has released a new book, so therefore I'm re-reading his entire "Purge of Babylon" series. Currently on book four. And because it's winter, I'm also re-visiting one of my favorite creepy books, "The Lurker At The Threshold" by H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth. Some stuff just reads better at certain seasons of the year. Nothing like wandering the haunted hill country of Dunwich past Arkham on a stormy day...

Posted by: tankascribe at February 25, 2018 09:56 AM (CIkpt)

93 BOOK him Danno

Posted by: saf at February 25, 2018 09:58 AM (cS/ge)

94 I'm reading a short, easy book, Another River, Another Town by John Irwin. It is a memoir of the author's time as a gunner in a M4 Sherman. It is similar to the movie Fury in that he enters combat in late March 1945 with only six weeks of the war in Europe to go. He is an 18 year old virgin naive to the ways of the world thrown into the death throes of Nazi Germany. I find it very believable with a you-are-there feel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

95 5/4" is pretty close to 4 barleycorns.

Posted by: Morton at February 25, 2018 10:01 AM (S+W8j)

96 86 I'm a woman and I would not dream of reading the three books you mentioned (probably not the other three on the list either). They sound excruciating.
Posted by: Dr Alice at February 25, 2018 09:49 AM (LaT54)

That's just your internalized misogyny talking.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:02 AM (D9v9b)

97 Is there a procedure to put the Librivox Monte Cristo on a thumb drive? Or do you have to do it one chapter at a time?

Posted by: JTB

You can download the entire 117 chapter book as one file (well over 2 GB I seem to recall) that is compressed. Once you open that file and save to the flash it is a good idea to go through amd resave/rename each chapter starting from 1 and ending at 117, in strict order, so thr chapters follow rach other properly (something about the time/date of last save keeps them from being heard out of order). This procedure is a pain in the butt that takes about 15 minutes but it is worth it.

I also just downloaded Wat and Peace. Which I will listen to after the Holmes collection.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:02 AM (GckyN)

98 War* and Peace

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

99 I'm going to be dusting off my bookcases & adding recent additions into the stacks, so I'd like to send photos of my library soon.
Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (ANIFC)
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Dust them? Are you trying to make the rest of us feel bad?

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 10:07 AM (YSMj9)

100 1. A couple of interesting-looking timepieces
2. Several of what I believe are engines for model airplanes
3. A bottle of hot sauce.
4. Books

5. Pewter Mug
6. Bag o Weed

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (Eu5eZ)

101 Bluebell! Did you ever find the right liquid lipstick?

(Yeah, I'm derailing the shelving thread)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (qJtVm)

102 Thank goodness the Broward County Sheriff's Dept.was able to spare six armed deputies to guard "retired" school deputy Scot Peterson's house this week.

No effort to protect school children with weapons is made but by God the cops make sure they and their pensions are well-guarded.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (GckyN)

103 Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (sdi6R)

Scary thought for the day: What if those pants are tight-fitting?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2018 10:09 AM (Dbv1R)

104 Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.
---------
Give him some horns and hooves and he's cosplaying Asian Mr. Tumnus.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:11 AM (qJtVm)

105 "Also elided are the ethics behind justifying "taking power away from men" by killing another human being."

It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men. What it does is give irresponsible men the freedom to behave like cads (a great Victorian term) . The guys who are all about pumping and dumping are the most enthusiastic pro-aborts I've known.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez spring training is here, hooray! at February 25, 2018 10:12 AM (P8951)

106 97, Thanks for the process, Sharkman. I've never listened to a Dumas story, just read them. But after enjoying "Travels With Charley" on audio, read by Gary Sinise, I want to try some other audio versions where I've already read the books.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:12 AM (V+03K)

107 Hi Eris! Nope, haven't been to Sephora yet. Still not sure it would work for this 29-and-1-week year-old, but next time I'm near one I'll go in.

I'm a little lazy.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 10:13 AM (YSMj9)

108 57

As well he should. Also, Sheriff's Deputy, not a guard. I'm saying this not out of pedantry but because some people have expressed the mistaken notion he was a security guard/rent-a-cop. He was not, and it makes a huge difference.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (NWiLs)

What I wondered at was what Deputy-mister-85,000-a-year's claiming to be not a guard but a "monitor."

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (Sp1NT)

109 Last time i moved from one state to another i sacrificed my many boxes of books . i wish id tossed couches instead

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (wA1aM)

110 Well if you do go, try Kat von D's color "Lovecraft". I wore it and it's a nice dusty rose, nothing wild. Granted, I'm only 29.00001....

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:15 AM (qJtVm)

111 102 Thank goodness the Broward County Sheriff's Dept.was able to spare six armed deputies to guard "retired" school deputy Scot Peterson's house this week.

No effort to protect school children with weapons is made but by God the cops make sure they and their pensions are well-guarded.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (GckyN)

No doubt they would respond quickly and definitively should there be any threat to him. *spit*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:15 AM (D9v9b)

112 I read a haunting passage in Wallace Breem's Eagle In the Snow. The book was published in 1970 and is about the final days of the Western Roman Empire. The hero is leading his legion to take up up its station on the Rhine trying to keep the barbarians to the east of the river. He marches through formerly prosperous territory now allowed to crumble to ruin. He meets a barbarian immigrant who is disappointed. He had heard that the empire was rich yet he finds he still must work. The Roman asks him why, then, doesn't he return to Germania. He replies he just have to work there, too.

Although this was published in 1970 and is about the early fifth century, it has a very today feel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:16 AM (+y/Ru)

113 Okay, I'm down the Star Trek wormhole. Rainy days are perfect for trash reading.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:17 AM (qJtVm)

114 TheJamesMadison talked about the movie Hugo yesterday, and it reminded me of something.

Scorsese appeared in a commercial where he gets his prints from his nephew's birthday.

https://youtu.be/VkorEW_eIXg

Of course the director makes a cameo in Hugo as a photographer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 10:17 AM (rnAwa)

115 What I wondered at was what Deputy-mister-85,000-a-year's claiming to be not a guard but a "monitor."

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (Sp1NT)

Weaselly bullshit intended to further distance himself from any notion of actual responsibility.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:17 AM (D9v9b)

116 It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men. What it does is give irresponsible men the freedom to behave like cads (a great Victorian term) . The guys who are all about pumping and dumping are the most enthusiastic pro-aborts I've known.

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Any similarity to Bill Clinton is purely coincidental.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

117 Finished listening to "The Beekeeper's Apprentice'' by Laurie King. The book was published some years ago so I'm guessing that Morons of the Sherlockian bent have already read it. Fine narrator. Interesting addition to the expanded Holmes world. Any thoughts on whether the rest of the series is as good as the first?

Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:19 AM (jm1YL)

118 I have a book about book shelves, the jacket of which is strong enough and adjusts to lay flat and function as a shelf for bookcases up to 42 inches wide!

Posted by: Cosmo K at February 25, 2018 10:20 AM (lVAv7)

119 116 It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men. What it does is give irresponsible men the freedom to behave like cads (a great Victorian term) . The guys who are all about pumping and dumping are the most enthusiastic pro-aborts I've known.

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Any similarity to Bill Clinton is purely coincidental.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

Can't get pregnant from a blowjob.

Posted by: Nina Burleigh at February 25, 2018 10:20 AM (D9v9b)

120 I believe i read the cop had restrictions re conservative treehouse post. Where they disallowed arrests of teens just trying to find themselves. Still no excuse for the non response of the other police hanging out in the parking lot

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:22 AM (wA1aM)

121 120 I believe i read the cop had restrictions re conservative treehouse post. Where they disallowed arrests of teens just trying to find themselves. Still no excuse for the non response of the other police hanging out in the parking lot
Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:22 AM (wA1aM)

They were doing it deliberately to make their crime stats look low so they could get federal money. It was nothing less than fraud.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:23 AM (D9v9b)

122 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)


First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (y7DUB)

123 I find it ironic they want to take away citizens rights to self defense using this very apparent failure of police defending children

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (wA1aM)

124 Hillaryphonia - a FAB who uses phonetically altered dialect to pander to a subliterate crowd during a public speaking event.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (rdl6o)

125 Encore presentation - video of the Broward Sherrif's Deputy during the shooting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWjxRwHTZiw

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

126 Craig Jonson, author of the Longmire series, just recommended "Hard Twisted" in a FB post. It looks right interesting: "In May of 1934, outside of Hugo, Oklahoma, a homeless man and his thirteen-year-old daughter are befriended by a charismatic drifter, newly released from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. The drifter, Clint Palmer, lures father and daughter to Texas, where the father, Dillard Garrett, mysteriously disappears, and where his daughter Lucile begins a one-year ordeal as Palmer's captive on a crime spree-culminating in the notorious Greenville, Texas "skeleton murder" trial of 1935."

Posted by: John the Baptist at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (MPH+3)

127 Looks like Commiefornia is abandoning Diane Feinkenstein on an ice floe.

The Hill
@thehill
JUST IN: Feinstein's Dem challenger blocks her from getting state party's coveted endorsement

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

128 As an addendum, this is what happens when you corrupt law enforcement further by incentivizing either arrests or not making arrests. See also the asset forfeiture laws, which give law enforcement direct monetary incentive to fabricate reasons to take away your shit, whether you've committed a crime or not. The whole system is corrupt as fuck and needs to be burned to the ground.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (D9v9b)

129
I believe i read the cop had restrictions re conservative treehouse
post. Where they disallowed arrests of teens just trying to find
themselves. Still no excuse for the non response of the other police
hanging out in the parking lot

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:22 AM (wA1aM)

What's the point of providing the jerk with a sidearm, if he is not expected to use it, should the need arise?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (Dbv1R)

130 Damn!

Hillaryphonia - a phonetically altered dialect a FAB uses to pander to a subliterate crowd during a public speaking event.

Where's my coffee? Where's the barrel? Where are my pants?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 25, 2018 10:28 AM (rdl6o)

131 Insomniac. Agree. Also the school rating which help secure its own taxed slush funds. For the children. As we know already

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (wA1aM)

132 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.

Posted by: Captain Hate

Yes. Very much looking forward to it.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (GckyN)

133 122 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (y7DUB)

I can't wait for his review in three years, which is how long it will take to finish reading the whole thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (D9v9b)

134 133 122 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (y7DUB)

I can't wait for his review in three years, which is how long it will take to finish reading the whole thing.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (D9v9b)

Hold my Guinness

Posted by: James Joyce, writing "Finnegans Wake" at February 25, 2018 10:31 AM (ANIFC)

135 I like the idea that Tom Bombadil is Aule, who's gone native and is just hanging out on Arda because he likes it. And being so old and having been through so much, he's at the "hey I'm retired!" stage and doesn't let anything going on with the mortal creatures bother him anymore. Although he's amused when the small ones wander across his lawn.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:40 AM (V2Yro)


He would have to belong to a more powerful order than Sauron that the ring have no power over him. Of course this means that he could have taken the ring and pranced his merry ass to the volcano and back, whether or not the Nazgul and a legion of oliphants stood in his way. Thanks for nothing, ass.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 10:32 AM (rnAwa)

136 I'm eating my vegetables and plodding through "State Secrets: The Kent-Wolkoff Affair." Tyler Kent was the cipher clerk in the American embassy in London just before Churchill switched from Sea Lord to prime minister. He took home 1200 pages of cable traffic between Washington and London and was passing them on to anti-war elements there and planning to get them into the hands of isolationists at home. Author Byron Clough gives various versions of the story he calls "spin" before--ta da!--his own total truth.

Posted by: Jerry Carroll at February 25, 2018 10:32 AM (SYCeT)

137 Peon. Because it presumes that they are there to protect..serve. I have realized its all political.. Depends on who was elected for what purpose and their advocacy of what ideology. Who is the boss. It all stteams from that..sad.

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:32 AM (wA1aM)

138 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe from shooters, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids ? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down. Why isn't that a public policy issue?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 10:33 AM (pV/54)

139 Hold my Guinness
Posted by: James Joyce, writing "Finnegans Wake" at February 25, 2018 10:31 AM (ANIFC)


You might wipe it down before holding it. Just FYI.

Posted by: Nora Barnacle at February 25, 2018 10:34 AM (y87Qq)

140 I believe i mentioned my friend the guard at the maximum sevurity prison. Everyone walking the floors became unarmef for fairness to serve lovingly those sweet prisoners that just happened to fall into that system unfairly

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:36 AM (wA1aM)

141 @Cool Breeze, thanks for the review!

I really enjoyed "Red Sparrow" and "Palace of Treason" and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the conclusion

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at February 25, 2018 10:36 AM (MYaTj)

142 Mrs. JTB obviously loves me. She reminded me that a local library was having a book sale yesterday. She did so knowing we are in negative territory for books and shelves. Like I said: love.

Picked up a couple of books by Cornwell, Dave Barry, other fiction, and several history books: Washington's Crossing by Fischer, 1759 by McLynn.

Speaking of Bernard Cornwell, I have several of the Sharpe's series but haven't read any yet. I saw a couple episodes of the PBS Sharpe's Rifles series and they looked good.

Reading all of Cornwell's books, like reading all of the O'Brian Aubrey books, should be looked at as a life long hobby or career.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:37 AM (V+03K)

143 Egads. Self-loathing, penis envy and feminism are an explosive combination.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 10:37 AM (bJ0w+)

144 ACTIVE Usage: After her long-anticipated retirement, Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia where she spent the remainder of her years thinking about what might have been.

PASSIVE Usage: Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia where she spent the remainder of her years thinking about what might have been, after her long-anticipated retirement by zombies.

Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 10:38 AM (BiLU+)

145 ''Any similarity to Bill Clinton is purely coincidental. ''

Speaking of Bubba, I see he's coauthoring a book with James Patterson. Saw it in the upcoming releases on Amazon. ''The President is Missing" or some such stupid titl

Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (jm1YL)

146 It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V
________

Killing is the ultimate demonstration of power.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (y+SdL)

147 From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection.


Defy convention and save the planet. Do not think beyond the extent of your sterile existence, except when it comes to mother gaia.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 10:41 AM (/qEW2)

148 Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself.
In all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions.

Law enforcement is no exception.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:41 AM (D9v9b)

149 Speaking of Bubba, I see he's coauthoring a book with James Patterson. Saw it in the upcoming releases on Amazon. ''The President is Missing" or some such stupid titl
Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (jm1YL)


What could that pervert have to say that would provide insight into anything except maybe what the mind of De Sade was like? His intellect has been as overrated by the MFM as the "atrocities" in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:43 AM (y7DUB)

150 Finnegan's Wake started as a comic Irish bar hall song about Tim Finnegan, a laborer who's thought to be dead after he cracks his skull in a fall. At his rowdy wake, whisky ("water of life") gets splashed in his face and he wakes.

Joyce loved the song and its resurrection theme.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (pV/54)

151 We already know this. But elections matter.from as iron grampa states. Dogcatcher on up

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (wA1aM)

152 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)

153 What I wondered at was what Deputy-mister-85,000-a-year's claiming to be not a guard but a "monitor."


Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (Sp1NT)

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He's not a security guard, he's a security monitor. He only notifies people if there is a shooting. There was a shooting.

Posted by: Javems at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (luPrW)

154 "Why isn't that a public policy issue?"

Because the left wasn't ready for the Vegas shooting. This time, they obviously had a full blown campaign worked up ahead of time, and launched it immediately, using all the useful media assets that they knew were on board with them.

That's why it is aimed at the NRA, even though the NRA had absolutely nothing at all to do with the events in Florida. The NRA was the pre-designated target of the campaign, no matter what actually happened.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (V2Yro)

155 "Killing is the ultimate demonstration of power."

Killing your own child is the ultimate delayed action suicide.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 10:46 AM (V2Yro)

156 The President is Missing, on a plane to a secret Caribbean island, on his own will

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:46 AM (aC6Sd)

157 Active: Hillary entered the black van.
Passive: Hillary was tossed on the floor like a sack of potatoes, by zombies.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 10:46 AM (/qEW2)

158 What could that pervert have to say that would provide insight into anything except maybe what the mind of De Sade was like?

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Maybe how easy it'd be to grab a prez as he sneaks out of the White House to bang a bimbo.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

159 152 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.
Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)

I have read it once. The first 100 or so pages are a tough read but it picks up after that. W&P and Les Miserables are 2 books I have always intended to re-read but haven't done so yet.

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (EcEWt)

160 Oh boy! Now you've done it: mentioned "War and Peace". I've been meaning to read that for over 50 years and never got around to it. Is it worth the time and is there a particular translation I should look for?

Or should I just go with the Cliff Notes version and fake it?

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (V+03K)

161 115 - There is a commercial where customers hit the floor during a bank robbery and the guy in the uniform says "I'm not a security guard, I'm a security monitor" who alerts them that a bank robbery is in process an does nothing.

Second career for that POS sheriff.

Posted by: vivi at February 25, 2018 10:48 AM (11H2y)

162 I still don't know how to send a book thread tip to the blog, so here it goes.

The following fantastic book store is located in German Village, a small enclave in Columbus Ohio. People say they have actually been there for a full day. A couple got engaged there, LOL. With the number of independent book stores out of business due to Amazon and what not, I find this place to be a gem. 32 rooms of books. Their facebook page has lots of photos.

http://site.booksite.com/4631/nl/?list=CNL1&group=EB37&preview=1

Posted by: Jen the original at February 25, 2018 10:49 AM (3WpEh)

163 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.
Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)


Yeah I agree with this; Tolstoy, or at least the translations of his works, wrote in a naturally flowing way that is very readable imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:49 AM (y7DUB)

164 OMG I forgot the exact chapter title, but the naming chapter is important but slow reading, keep a few notes if you have trouble remembering lots of names.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (aC6Sd)

165 George Takei takes time out of his busy schedule of drugging and raping male mkdels to . . . Oh, hell, I don't know.

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

166 Donna where i find taking responsibility for my actions learning growing is stregth building. If one instead tries to blame another.in this case a totally innocent victim..what does that say about feminism? Refuse to take and accept a responsible for your action woman?
Thats not anything that speaks to me and personal growth.

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (wA1aM)

167 Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 10:33 AM (pV/54)

You forgot about the Texas church shooting that killed 26 that happened after Vegas. They were oddly silent about that one too.

Seems their propaganda agenda is only set up for school shootings.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (2DOZq)

168 I'm stealing that "by zombies," by the way.

Posted by: Texican(ette) at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (CjE8v)

169 ''The following fantastic book store is located in German Village, a small enclave in Columbus Ohio. People say they have actually been there for a full day. A couple got engaged there, LOL. With the number of independent book stores out of business due to Amazon and what not, I find this place to be a gem. 32 rooms of books. Their facebook page has lots of photos. ''

I know it well.

Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (jm1YL)

170 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.
Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)

I have read it once. The first 100 or so pages are a tough read but it picks up after that. W&P and Les Miserables are 2 books I have always intended to re-read but haven't done so yet.
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (EcEWt)


You know, I really ought to give W & P a try. I never hear it except as a punch line, so it's never in a serious context, but I'll read the hell out of Tolkien or Anathem or Great Expectations without thinking twice about it. Doesn't hurt that it's in the public domain. OK, it's on the list.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (y87Qq)

171 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

80 year old talking like an 8 year old.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (2DOZq)

172 Coward Brounty Sheriff thinks he has been awesome

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycr4wap9

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (EcEWt)

173 Btw that goes for men also

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:54 AM (wA1aM)

174 Yeah I agree with this; Tolstoy, or at least the translations of his works, wrote in a naturally flowing way that is very readable imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:49 AM (y7DUB)

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Agreed. Finally read "Anna Karenina" recently and enjoyed it (despite characters' cheeks "blushing" every few pages); thinking about tackling "War and Peace" soon.

Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 10:54 AM (BiLU+)

175 Second career for that POS sheriff.

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He's continuing to make friends.

http://bit.ly/2sVAGD4

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (+y/Ru)

176 Sheriff Israel was interviewed by Tapper today. Asked if the shooting could have been prevented if his department had done a better job he said:

"If ifs and butts were candy and nuts OJ Simpson would still be in the record books."

In addition to quite possibly being the dumbest thing any carbon-based lifeform has ever said . . .

OJ Simpson is, in fact, still in the record books.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (GckyN)

177 Finishing up Art of War and moving on to The Federalist Papers. After that the collection of Machiavelli. I got all three books from Barnes &Noble on their $5 table.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (2DOZq)

178 Paul Johnson is a good historian.

The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815 - 1830 is a very good book, but a bit of a slog. Learning a lot. His take on the War of 1812 and the Treaty of Ghent is very interesting. His thumbnail descriptions of Beethoven and the Congress of Vienna were eye opening. And he just passes off the loose morals of many of the elite. The more things change ...

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (hyuyC)

179 155: And practically a sacrament in the NYC feminist community

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (5gaNQ)

180 172 Coward Brounty Sheriff thinks he has been awesome

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycr4wap9
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (EcEWt)

Of course he does. He has amazingly high unearned self-regard.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (NWiLs)

181 I got all three books from Barnes &Noble on their $5 table.
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (2DOZq)
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Barnes & Noble sells books?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:57 AM (qJtVm)

182 165 George Takei takes time out of his busy schedule of drugging and raping male mkdels to . . . Oh, hell, I don't know.

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

==============

Ugh. "Computer, please diagnose."

Computer: "Syphilitic brain rot."

Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 10:57 AM (BiLU+)

183 JTB, the Sharpe's series is very good. You should know that Cornwell wrote and published the books out of chronological story order so, if you do read the series, you may want to look at the Wiki for the list of books in order.

I'm currently reading "1356" which is the 4th book in his 3-book Grail Quest series (not a typo).

Posted by: Top.Man. at February 25, 2018 10:57 AM (88slR)

184 The Hill
@thehill
JUST IN: Feinstein's Dem challenger blocks her from getting state party's coveted endorsement
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

===

And this is how it ends for the housewife from Pacific Heights.

She will no longer appear on Lenin's Mausoleum with the other members of the Politburo.

How far will she fall?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 10:58 AM (EZebt)

185 Seems their propaganda agenda is only set up for school shootings.
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (2DOZq)


The Public Indoctrination and Extended Daycare Centers Providing Employment to Those Frightened of the Private Sector are holy shrines to the progs.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:58 AM (y7DUB)

186 George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
________

One would think that a captain in Starfleet would know how to spell Starfleet.

Just saying.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 10:58 AM (y+SdL)

187 Vegas? Texas? CW music and Christians? So unappealing to the left. Kids are simpler to exploit and very photogenic

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (5gaNQ)

188 165 George Takei takes time out of his busy schedule of drugging and raping male mkdels to . . . Oh, hell, I don't know.

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

Yes, but in Harry Potter world, students & teachers carry their magic wands with them at all times in Hogwarts. So there!

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (ANIFC)

189 You know, I really ought to give W & P a try. I never hear it except as a punch line, so it's never in a serious context, but I'll read the hell out of Tolkien or Anathem or Great Expectations without thinking twice about it. Doesn't hurt that it's in the public domain. OK, it's on the list.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (y87Qq)

Skip's suggestion of keeping notes in the naming chapter is a great idea until they're locked in your head. I do remember having to turn back a few pages every once in a while to seal some of those into my memory.

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (EcEWt)

190 56 re: the 'by zombies' test for passive voice, here's an exception:

As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (wPiJc)


"I...walked" is active, not passive, I think.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (lYlRK)

191 When I read War and Peace I expected a romantic novel of daring do which it is not. It is an intimate look at how fallible human being err.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (+y/Ru)

192 Nice library f6f! I like the old time fire extinguisher...way cool! You seem to into airplanes and cars.

Posted by: Zogger at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (SKahJ)

193 Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (ANIFC)

Good one and I hope someone tweets that to him.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (2DOZq)

194 180 Insomniac

Coward Brounty Sheriff make Dunning - Kruger look optimistic.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (hyuyC)

195 Takei is a dirtbag. Libs probably believe he IS Sulu

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (5gaNQ)

196 I love _Count of Monte Cristo_, but I have a serious beef with every film version of it ever made. They give away the secret! In the book it's a big important reveal when we find out who the Count is (naturally, we already kind of know, but there's still the satisfaction of seeing suspicions confirmed). Movies always use the same actor and some age makeup -- how about using a young hunk for Dantes and then a grizzled older fellow for the Count, so that it really is a surprise?

I have the same problem with films of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Finding out they're the same guy comes at the END OF THE BOOK, and so should also be at the end of the movie. (Given how famous the title is, a movie version should also change the character names now.)

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (+aYzf)

197 176 Sheriff Israel was interviewed by Tapper today. Asked if the shooting could have been prevented if his department had done a better job he said:

"If ifs and butts were candy and nuts OJ Simpson would still be in the record books."

In addition to quite possibly being the dumbest thing any carbon-based lifeform has ever said . . .

OJ Simpson is, in fact, still in the record books.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (GckyN)

I had to go see this for myself. I thought you had to be kidding. I was wrong, and I apologize.

Sheriff Israel should go home and eat his gun.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

198 I would say to sheriff dumb ass.quit as sheriff .you cannot even advocate for what is supposed to be actual policy. If we cant count on you to protect our defenseless while simultaneously. Shreiking at an advocate of self defense.hou have openly stated the child or citizen is only there for your deranged ideas

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (wA1aM)

199 >>>Computer: "Syphilitic brain rot."

Posted by: ShainS<<<

Sterilize.

Posted by: Nomad at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (bJ0w+)

200 "The President is Missing".

Reminds me of the little known but outstanding movie "Big Game" with Samuel L. Jackson as a very whimpy president who is rescued by a 12 year old Finnish kid who is out on his traditional "I am now a man" hunt.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (GckyN)

201 195 Takei is a dirtbag. Libs probably believe he IS Sulu
Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (5gaNQ)

He probably believes he is Sulu. Too bad he couldn't identify with the commie killing ARVN soldier in "The Green Berets"

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (ANIFC)

202 Mona Charen can eat a bag of dicks.
That is all.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 11:04 AM (7uYFy)

203 Israel's comment is just another version of Hillary's "What difference does it make?".

Both disgusting , narcissistic Lefty word vomit.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 11:04 AM (2DOZq)

204 Oh boy! Now you've done it: mentioned "War and Peace". I've been meaning to read that for over 50 years and never got around to it. Is it worth the time and is there a particular translation I should look for?

Or should I just go with the Cliff Notes version and fake it?

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (V+03K)


I recommend the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation. War and Peace is well worth reading, but Anna Karenina is better. The two epilogues to War and Peace are a serious disappointment, "conceivably the most deadly dull and deflating ending to a vast and magnificently readable book, ever written"

For those who think Tolstoy is too long and daunting - these works were serialized when originally published. The chapters are all relatively short and easy to finish, like like watching episodes of a series on Netflix.

My favorite War and Peace quote: "'Ah, how good! How nice!' he said to himself, when he remembered that his wife and the French were no more."

Posted by: cool breeze at February 25, 2018 11:04 AM (UGKMd)

205 Fsew trhing go type on phone is tiring.going to give up.i dont really have anyting to add that othets haven't. So have a great day

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 11:05 AM (wA1aM)

206 If they purged the NFL record books every time a player or former player committed a crime . . . it would be a very fluid book.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 11:06 AM (GckyN)

207 The two epilogues to War and Peace are a serious disappointment, "conceivably the most deadly dull and deflating ending to a vast and magnificently readable book, ever written"

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I thought the one about the nature of history was interesting although the ideas are today not nearly so radical as they were when written.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (+y/Ru)

208 I did not hear what Mona Charen said, but I saw Bill Kristol say he liked it, so yeah I know what I need to know to think she is awful.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (Vqe4u)

209 183 ... Top.Man., Thanks for the tip about checking the Sharpe's books order. It will save me some aggravation. I can look up that Wiki list this afternoon while listening to the Nationals spring training game and hit the used book store for copies I don't have.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (V+03K)

210 If they purged the NFL record books every time a player or former player committed a crime . . . it would be a very fluid book.

Posted by: Sharkman
________

You mean, I really could be elite?

Posted by: Joe Flacco at February 25, 2018 11:09 AM (y+SdL)

211 "The President is Missing".

Reminds me of the little known but outstanding movie "Big Game" with Samuel L. Jackson as a very whimpy president who is rescued by a 12 year old Finnish kid who is out on his traditional "I am now a man" hunt.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (GckyN)


That was a good movie. Tough kid.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:10 AM (aMlLZ)

212 Late to the fray, but Good Morning, Horde! What am I reading? "War before Civilization" by Lawrence H. Keeley, "Man Corn" by Turner and Turner (It's a Cookbook! sorta) and re-reading Pournelle's "Janissaries" . The first two are slow going right now as they are serious studies and the first parts are laying the ground work. "Janissaries" is mind candy

McGyver, out

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 25, 2018 11:11 AM (5HYYq)

213 Hi Horde! I'm curious if anyone has read or seen AU books about a couple different topics: The Mexican federalists win independence from the Centralist government around the same time as Texas, and this new country still exists now. Some change in the Russian succession - either the Otsu assassin does kill Nikolai II, or the attempts on Alexander II all fail entirely.

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 25, 2018 11:11 AM (0ReGO)

214 Hey all. Reading How the west Won. Suggested here. Its groovy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (70cRb)

215 I did not hear what Mona Charen said, but I saw Bill Kristol say he liked it, so yeah I know what I need to know to think she is awful.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (Vqe4u)


They can both eat a bag of dicks, or maybe pull a lady and the tramp thing and nibble the same dick.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (aMlLZ)

216 Friday night hit the members-only sale at the annual Library Book Sale.

Picked up less than last year. The SF picking were very slim. But picked up an eclectic grouping of more books. I guess at some point you need a bigger house if you keep adding books. I've done this four times.

I did get REAMDE by Neal Stephenson. The Pillars of the Earth was a hard cover replacement for my paperback book. To counterbalance these tomes, I got a hardcover collection of Snoopy cartoons and a Reader's Digest compilation of Humor in Uniform.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:13 AM (hyuyC)

217 The BC Sheriff has officially deposed the FBI as LE Ass Hat of the Year.

Still early 2018 though.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 11:14 AM (EoRCO)

218 101 Bluebell! Did you ever find the right liquid lipstick?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (qJtVm)


( *takes out yellow flag* )

( *waves it menacingly at AHE *)

( *puts away yellow flag *)

( *glares at AHE* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:15 AM (lYlRK)

219 "His thumbnail descriptions of Beethoven and the Congress of Vienna were eye opening"

Johnson's thumbnail descriptions of just about anybody are great.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez spring training is here, hooray! at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (P8951)

220
Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM



Pants guy is wearing the accordion.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (EzdLW)

221 This Ann Coulter column about the history of gun control and the NRA is well worth reading.

http://bit.ly/29CZJ3K

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (+y/Ru)

222 The Boston Globe has a sickening article defending the Broward SRO. Behold the new American definition of manliness.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:18 AM (skuoa)

223 Anybody hear from Anna? Still locked away in the in laws basement.? For comic relief we ae watching 3rd Rock from the Sun. Mindless funny, very clever entertainment.

Last night Dick meets Mays's cazy parents. Thought of Anna.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:18 AM (70cRb)

224 ( *takes out yellow flag* )

( *waves it menacingly at AHE *)

( *puts away yellow flag *)

( *glares at AHE* )


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker


Ummmmmm.... wasn't Bluebell gonna write her
memoirs in lipstick ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (DMET3)

225 Mary. Damn.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (70cRb)

226 195 Takei is a dirtbag. Libs probably believe he IS Sulu

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (5gaNQ)


Somebody quipped that takei is the Michael Sam of science fiction. A mediocre player milking his mediocre career way past its sell-by date.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (lYlRK)

227 222 The Boston Globe has a sickening article defending the Broward SRO. Behold the new American definition of manliness.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:18 AM (skuoa)

I refuse to give them the traffic. There is no defense for him. Cowering outside while a gunman slaughtered students inside is indefensible. There is only one way he can restore his honor.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (NWiLs)

228 A mediocre player milking his mediocre career way past its sell-by date.

Phrasing!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:20 AM (NWiLs)

229 Killing is the ultimate demonstration of power.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (y+SdL)


Someone should write a book.

Posted by: Euripides at February 25, 2018 11:21 AM (sXefu)

230 214: Loved it!

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:22 AM (5gaNQ)

231 @GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

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Twitter once again excels in its function of exposing persons who are lightly regarded in a positive light by the general public to be stupid idiots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (9SkN+)

232 If you'll a-gaze into Eula Biss, then Eula Biss also gazes into you.

Posted by: Zombie Friedrich Neitzsche - not immune to syphilis at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (EzdLW)

233 204 ... cool breeze, I appreciate the Pevear and Vol.. suggestion. Apparently they did a translation of Anna Karenina as well. I wll look for both.

When I started doing some research about Jules Verne books, I learned the value of good trnaslations and scholarship. It makes a huge difference. That carries over to classic works like Tolstoy's.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (V+03K)

234 217: Director Wray, "hold my beer"

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (5gaNQ)

235 After her long-anticipated retirement, Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia

Nancy Pelosi is our Senator here in Oxyphonia.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (dzxr0)

236 If my kid had been injured or killed at that school in Florida, I'm not sure that I'd be very civil to that Sheriff or his posse of cowards. That guy is cruising for a bruising.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (YYYb4)

237 Late thanks for whoever mentioned "A Treasury of Southern Folklore" a while ago. It's fascinating, and my hometown (Natchez) gets a few unsavory mentions. Then there's the chapter "Moonshining in the Ozarks," which has pretty detailed instructions on making your own. Still not sure if the part about making whiskey in a pumpkin is serious or a joke, though.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (dj96+)

238 I got a part time library job to feed the piggy bank until I land the Real Jerb. I spend a lot of time in the children's section. Discovered an author who spoofs the noir classics. The one title: The Possum Always Rings Twice.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 11:25 AM (6bMel)

239 They can both eat a bag of dicks, or maybe pull a lady and the tramp thing and nibble the same dick.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (aMlLZ)
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You paint beautiful word pictures with your ax.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:25 AM (qJtVm)

240 The male models were drugged and raped by zombies..and George Takei.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (skuoa)

241 On the subject of books, thats a nice collection of Auotomobile books in that photo, and i need a new used car, an SUV, my mechanic said Honda. Anyone have a CRV or a Pilot?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (70cRb)

242 "Do women actually enjoy reading this sort of stuff? To me, this is like listening to someone ask one of those 'If you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be?' type questions and then run her mouth for 200 pages. I simply don't have any patience for it, but then again, I'm not the author's target audience."

No. In fact, the "feminist" books I had to read in college (all two of them) were published by the university press where the writer or editor was employed. And the newer stuff is by small presses that cater to that content.

I was rather outraged at having to buy an entire anthology in order to read the introduction by Gloria Anzaldúa a lesbian poet Chicana white-hater. Seriously, the woman admitted that she told her white students that women of color shouldn't have to explain anything to them "after 400 years of slavery" and left them in tears. She also coined a term that correcting anyone's English or Spanish was "linguistic terrorism".

I told MY professor that an instructor who refused to teach white students or male students or whatever wasn't fit to teach. She encouraged me to write a letter to Ms. Anzaldúa, which I did. My classmates thought it was good. Then again, my classmates were decent people with majors other than lesbian poetry or Chicano studies.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (G8B7r)

243 If the Dow scares you, buy zombies.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (+y/Ru)

244 Twitter once again excels in its function of exposing persons who are lightly regarded in a positive light by the general public to be stupid idiots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (9SkN+)


Lightly regarded...damn I think I need more coffee. I read that as slightly retarded.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:27 AM (aMlLZ)

245
The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan



The Story of all the Babies Jane Killed, by no one.

0 pages
Published: are you kidding?
Reviews: REDACTED

Posted by: fetal demise at February 25, 2018 11:27 AM (EzdLW)

246 Lightly regarded...damn I think I need more coffee. I read that as slightly retarded.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:27 AM (aMlLZ)

Me to.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (70cRb)

247 ( *glares at AHE* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker
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*falls*
*grabs foot and rolls around on the futball field in fake agony*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (qJtVm)

248 @245 -- that's actually a great idea for a book.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (skuoa)

249 Been reading Camille Paglia' s last book Free Women Free Men. It's a collection of writings and speeches she's done from the early 90' s to the present.

It's amazing how things she wrote in 1992 could be republished today with almost no changes and be applied to the crazy neo feminists and PC culture.

Posted by: Holier than Thou Asshole Bot at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (SkuXa)

250 Anne Cleeland's Murder in Misdirection now available on Amazon. (Acton & Doyle #7)

Posted by: artemis at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (AwPyG)

251 >>>The Boston Globe has a sickening article defending the Broward SRO. Behold the new American definition of manliness.


"Zaphod did not want to tangle with them and, deciding that just as discretion is the better part of valor, so cowardice is the better part of discretion, he valiantly hid himself in a closet."

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (/qEW2)

252 Cannibal Bob

My CRV has been very reliable. It's a workhorse. Just clip a corner of your man-card.

I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

253 Then again, my classmates were decent people with majors other than lesbian poetry or Chicano studies.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (G8B7r)
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That's a horrible thing she said, but I laffed because one of the go-to fake useless degrees I claim I have is in Lesbian and Chicana Studies. Another is Queer Cinema.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (qJtVm)

254 If my kid had been injured or killed at that school in Florida, I'm not sure that I'd be very civil to that Sheriff or his posse of cowards.

That department deserves derision forever. By zombies, too.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 11:31 AM (K1sgG)

255 162 I still don't know how to send a book thread tip to the blog...

I post this every week, at the end of the book thread:

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.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:32 AM (lYlRK)

256 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Eh, it's not that bad as long as you have one from before the body redesign. Now it just looks like a minivan with four doors.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

257 255 162 I still don't know how to send a book thread tip to the blog...

I post this every week, at the end of the book thread:

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.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:32 AM (lYlRK)

I don't have any book thread tips, but I might be able to muster an insult or two.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:37 AM (NWiLs)

258 I've discovered and am reading some late 1800s early 1900s detective stories which were being published along side Sherlock Holmes in magazines such as the Strand. There's some junk out there but some real gems I recommend.

The first is Ghosts: being the experiences of Flaxman Low, which is a sort of sherlock holmes supernatural detective, dealing with ghosts and ghoulies in an intellectual way.

Another is Max Carrados, who is blind but a brilliant detective.

Its fun to find these lost stories, and I'd like to see them get more notice these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (39g3+)

259
176 Sheriff Israel was interviewed by Tapper today. Asked if the shooting could have been prevented if his department had done a better job he said:

"If ifs and butts were candy and nuts OJ Simpson would still be in the record books."

In addition to quite possibly being the dumbest thing any carbon-based lifeform has ever said . . .

OJ Simpson is, in fact, still in the record books.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (GckyN)

I had to go see this for myself. I thought you had to be kidding. I was wrong, and I apologize.

Sheriff Israel should go home and eat his gun.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

This makes "At this point, what difference does it make?" seem warm and empathetic.

I didn't think I could be shocked by any public official at this point. I was wrong.

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (XoAz8)

260 We really are just serfs to these people.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

261 More O/T: Ye Old Magick Shoppe sounds like something I would like to read. I hope some morons and ettes give it a go!

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 11:40 AM (XoAz8)

262 Sheriff Israel should go home and eat his gun.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

Honestly I thought uncle Palp was going a little overboard with his suggestions for their route to atonement but I've come around.

Posted by: Holier than Thou Asshole Bot at February 25, 2018 11:41 AM (SkuXa)

263 Another is Queer Cinema.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM

If I said Queer Cinema, I'd be throwing my life to the winds. I have some friends who would gladly take me to various auditoriums and college classrooms where student films are debuted to much virtue-signaling applause. Don't start me on the plays.

One of the delights of moving to this area is that ladies' activities are things like fundraising dinners with raffles for salon certificates, make-up bags, etc. - NOT she-women man-haters clubs.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 11:41 AM (G8B7r)

264 This makes "At this point, what difference does it make?" seem warm and empathetic.

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (XoAz


* rolls eyes *

Dude, that was like two years ago

Posted by: Tommy! at February 25, 2018 11:41 AM (y87Qq)

265 re: the 'by zombies' test for passive voice, here's an exception:

As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (wPiJc)


Here's another:

I considered getting guard dogs to patrol my property, to keep it safe from hippies, but instead decided, because they are cheaper to feed, to by zombies.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (Pz4pT)

266 I'm not sure I understand wymnynz. Your power is in your vagyna? Is that the big secret no one has figured out in 2.5 million years, and now that you've discovered it you're going to enjoy it and you're going to use your vagyna to make men do what you want?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (ks6bw)

267 Good Morning Horde.
Am sitting here looking at my library and deciding if it is Horde worthy. Probably not, but as it also serves as my partial liquor cabinet, then likely acceptable.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (0tfLf)

268 I finished off Mr Midshipman Easy, it was slow going. The book wasn't what I had hoped or expected, and it was a form of British humor I really don't care for, so it wasn't very fun or entertaining. Still I can see why its a bit of a classic in the genre and I'm glad I finished it so I can refer to it or understand references.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:43 AM (39g3+)

269 Its fun to find these lost stories, and I'd like to see them get more notice these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (39g3+)


Given that these stories are no doubt in the public domain, why don't you collect them and re-publish them yourself? You can provide a nice intro, author bios, background info, etc. and I'd bet it would sell.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:44 AM (lYlRK)

270 As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.

Yes but with out the "by zombies" its grammatically mangled: "As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked." So its not passive voice, its just bad grammar, unless its poetry in which case grammar goes out the window and passive voice is irrelevant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:44 AM (39g3+)

271 If Star fleet were as politically correct as the army under Obama, they'd probably have a few Nidal Hassans walking around muttering about how evil the Federation is, and no one would be able to stop them.

So yes, it would actually be logical for the instructors to be carrying phasers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 11:44 AM (/qEW2)

272 Do it, Diogenes! We love seeing Horde libraries/wet bars.

Biblioteca comes from the root Bibir, "to drink", right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:45 AM (qJtVm)

273 Given that these stories are no doubt in the public domain, why don't you collect them and re-publish them yourself?

I picked up copies for 99 and 00 cents each off Amazon, someone already had the idea

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)

274 Biblioteca comes from the root Bibir, "to drink", right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:45 AM



Works for me!
"sips"

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2018 11:47 AM (0tfLf)

275
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)

1.25" will also do in a pinch.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM



Defer to Ace's judgement on shelving.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:47 AM (EzdLW)

276 Any woman who finds "power" in killing her child, would kill anything. Sociopathy does not only involve cruelty to animals. If your convenience, your embarrassment, your lack of stretch marks is more important than another's life, you have crossed into sociopathy. In Miss Lazarin's Manhattan, preventing a move from Manhattan to Brooklyn has been deemed a reason to kill your own child for a while now among the nasty women.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:49 AM (5gaNQ)

277 Hey, where'd everybody go? I am kicking ass!

Posted by: Lost Skier at February 25, 2018 11:49 AM (OnpLR)

278 I'm not sure I understand wymnynz. Your power is in your vagyna? Is that the big secret no one has figured out in 2.5 million years, and now that you've discovered it you're going to enjoy it and you're going to use your vagyna to make men do what you want?


Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (ks6bw)


It only works on pajama boys. The dudes with neutronium man cards will always find one of their sisters eager to give that shit away.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:50 AM (aMlLZ)

279 I picked up copies for 99 and 00 cents each off Amazon, someone already had the idea
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)


Oh. Dang it. I thought maybe you were perusing through back issues of The Strand on microfiche at some library.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:51 AM (lYlRK)

280 256 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Eh, it's not that bad as long as you have one from before the body redesign. Now it just looks like a minivan with four doors.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

OK. I knew the man card would come up. I wouldn't have respected you fuckers if it hadn't. I just don't need a truck but some backroad stuff is in the cards. I hate the new styles and the bells and whistles I won't use. I don't want teh damn thing to drive for me. Thats why i have a 16 year old suv, but i need a break from replacing everything around the engine which is strong except for an oil leak.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (70cRb)

281 It only works on pajama boys. The dudes with neutronium man cards will always find one of their sisters eager to give that shit away.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:50 AM (aMlLZ)

*looks at man card*

Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (NWiLs)

282 Any woman who finds "power" in killing her child, would kill anything. Sociopathy does not only involve cruelty to animals.

Generally speaking, sociopathic women do not express their insanity by killing adults. There are exceptions of course, but they usually kill children. And this does give the truly bloodthirsty another way to express that love of murder, which probably wouldn't have an outlet any other way.

Usually evil or insane women destroy the soul rather than the body: they ruin a man's reputation, self-worth, hope, dreams, future, esteem among peers, career, etc. Evil Men rape and break and kill the body, usually.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (39g3+)

283 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Eh, it's not that bad as long as you have one from before the body redesign. Now it just looks like a minivan with four doors.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:36 AM (NWiLs)


Same with the CRV. Before they feminized it, and made it look like all the other crappy "crossovers," it was a fantastic little machine, with flexibility and space.

The thing is, on balance, Honda still does pretty much across the board with different types of machines, better than pretty much every other car maker.

The Ridgeline is, on balance, pound for pound, as good as any pickup out there. The Accord is, again, pound for pound, better than other mid-size sedans, and the Civic has no equal in the small car market. There's literally nothing else that comes close.

In other words, whatever you need, you really can't go wrong with a Honda.*


*No, I do not work for Honda, why do you ask?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)

284 Umbrellas on stun, Mr. Chekov!

Posted by: Lulu at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (Tyii7)

285 Witness how eaaily OM loses control over the content of the Book Thread.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (qJtVm)

286 Thats why i have a 16 year old suv, but i need a break from replacing everything around the engine which is strong except for an oil leak.

Get like a 1972 F10, they're so simple the worst problem you face is rust. Bench seats, no bells and whistles, get an upper body workout steering, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (39g3+)

287 *looks at man card*

Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (NWiLs)


That works. A card is a card.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (aMlLZ)

288 220
Pants guy is wearing the accordion.
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (EzdLW)


He takes "pleats" to a whole 'nother level.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 11:55 AM (sdi6R)

289 Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!
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You punch it with an awl and hammer, which is even manlier.

Or a bazooka.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:55 AM (qJtVm)

290 287 *looks at man card*

Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (NWiLs)


That works. A card is a card.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (aMlLZ)

Still hoping to get an upgrade one of these days.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:55 AM (NWiLs)

291 282: Why would they, unless it was sickeningly "legal" to do so. I know few sociopaths who would prefer jail time when there is a penalty free alternative

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (5gaNQ)

292
My CRV has been very reliable. It's a workhorse. Just clip a corner of your man-card.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Thanks NaCly. Will it pull a small tent table in the mountains?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (70cRb)

293 Same with the CRV. Before they feminized it, and made it look like all the other crappy "crossovers," it was a fantastic little machine, with flexibility and space.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)


Same with the RAV4.

Face it, the nature of all small SUVs is to eventually become an oversized Renault Le Car. It's their ground state.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (y87Qq)

294 In other words, whatever you need, you really can't go wrong with a Honda.*


*No, I do not work for Honda, why do you ask?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)


Really can't argue with that. We're on our 3rd acura, and you just can't kill them. My last one is in my friend's hands, and it got 280K on it and still runs like the day we got it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (aMlLZ)

295 Noo tread up

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (qJtVm)

296 I prepared a dish from the complete brain cookbook, by zombies.


One could point out that "by zombies" here actually implies "written by zombies". But that just makes the cookbook the object of the zombies action. "written by" is acting on the cookbook, which is not the subject of the sentence. "I" is the subject of the sentence, doing the action, and "I prepared" is active voice.

Or, I have no idea what I'm talking about. Wouldn't be the first time.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (EzdLW)

297 sigh, willowed

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (EzdLW)

298
There is an old copy of "The Boy Mechanic" in that bookcase, noticed because I have one too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (r+sAi)

299 I have a 4dr Jeep Wrangler that has been my best vehicle so far. It has developed an oil leak though.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (2DOZq)

300 Get like a 1972 F10, they're so simple the worst problem you face is rust. Bench seats, no bells and whistles, get an upper body workout steering, etc.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (39g3+)

And Heidi can sit next to me in a short shorts!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (70cRb)

301 Good grief. Some of you people actually enjoy Anna Karenina and War and Peace? I suppose some of you actually enjoy the literary stylings of Dickens or Nathaniel West or Herman Melville.

Sorry, not sorry, just can't do it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (MIKMs)

302 My mechanic keeps telling me that all the race cars cylinder Honda engines. I see lots of Pilots with 200+ miles and they say "runs like new".

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (70cRb)

303 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Look on the bright side. Plenty of room to bang the babysitter when the opportunity arises, compared to that two seat sports car.

Posted by: Keith at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (USf3s)

304 Pixy just sent the next thread down the wormhole.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (qJtVm)

305 They can both eat a bag of dicks, or maybe pull a lady and the tramp thing and nibble the same dick.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (aMlLZ)
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You paint beautiful word pictures with your ax.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:25 AM (qJtVm)


It's the funniest word image I've read in a while.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (y7DUB)

306 Sorry, not sorry, just can't do it.

Not at this juncture?

Wouldn't be prudent?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (39g3+)

307 If any minivans were rated to tow 5000 pounds or better I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I'm sure the engines and transmissions are capable enough (see also: Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, etc.), but why go through the trouble of testing and certification for something that most buyers won't do or care about?

Their functional as heck and great for carrying to a racetrack or campground. Make a sleeping platform to place over the fold-flat seats and you don't even have to worry about a tent.

Oh well.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (ks6bw)

308

I walked with a Zombie

Posted by: Roky the walking squirrel at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (IqV8l)

309 A Bill Clinton co-authored novel? Wonder if its a rip-off of the novel "The President's Plane is Missing"?

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (fuBei)

310 Read a collection of stories by Kim Newman this past week, about paranormal investigators working for the "Diogenes Club" in Sixties England. Fun stuff.

Except . . .

It made me realize just how consumed with petty vindictiveness liberals are. Mr. Newman, in his authorial voice, not just character viewpoint, is still incredibly spiteful toward Margaret Thatcher. She left office twenty-five years ago, and has been dead for five years, but he can't keep himself from putting in nasty little digs at her.

And of course American writers and "comedians" are still doing their best to insult the memory of Ronald Reagan, too. It's disgusting.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (+aYzf)

311 Late thanks for whoever mentioned "A Treasury of Southern Folklore" a while ago. It's fascinating...

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (dj96+)

I also picked up a copy of B. A. Botkin's "Southern Folklore" after it got mentioned but haven't delved into it very deeply yet. Botkin wrote a number of these folklore books and I also got a copy of his A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends and Folklore. Funny little story in the back of that book about two Confederate veterans reminiscing about fighting the Yankees. One says something about beating the Yankees and sending them back over the Ohio River. The other says, "No, that isn't what happened," and first veteran complains, "Another good story ruined by an eyewitness."

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (5Yee7)

312 I have the same problem with films of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Finding out they're the same guy comes at the END OF THE BOOK, and so should also be at the end of the movie. (Given how famous the title is, a movie version should also change the character names now.)

Dr. Pepper and Mr. Pibb?

Posted by: Chuck C at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (LXzYd)

313 Variant title: "They Call Me MISTER Pibb!"

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (+aYzf)

314 Wouldn't be prudent?
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That's right. Stroking out with impatience and rage at the tiresome self-absorbed idiots and throwing their books around is dangerous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (MIKMs)

315 Have to like f6f. From his library I'd guess he flew in the Pacific and did some time with the aviation industry after, rather like E.A. Murphy, Jr. (yes, *that* Murphy) did after his Army time.

The model is indeed a Grumman F6 -- looks hand-built and probably rubber band driven. (If it has an engine, he did a mighty fine job of hiding the installation.)

My library overlaps his in a few places, mainly the WWII history and aviation R&D stuff, but I'm nowhere near the gearhead f6f seems to be. Keep 'em flyin', Navy.

My current read is A.I. Sholzhenitsyn's *Lenin in Zurich*, which is an enriched series of extracts from his larger work *The Red Wheel*. Takes some time to adjust to Sholzhenitsyn's style, but the book is a revelation for people (like myself) who've never made more than a topical study of Lenin.

Posted by: 230FMJ at February 25, 2018 01:12 PM (jEiEV)

316 *looks at bookcase picture*

Those aircraft books by Wolf, had never heard of before. Huh. Looks at Amazon and winces at the prices, $50 to $70 for each.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (YU27p)

317 There is a new non-book related thread up now for political stuff now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 01:17 PM (mpXpK)

318 It made me realize just how consumed with petty vindictiveness liberals are. Mr. Newman, in his authorial voice, not just character viewpoint, is still incredibly spiteful toward Margaret Thatcher. She left office twenty-five years ago, and has been dead for five years, but he can't keep himself from putting in nasty little digs at her.

The Brit socialists are all spiteful limpdicked backstabbers and Thatcher saw through every fucking one of them, which only increases their impotent tantrums.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 01:21 PM (y7DUB)

319 Finally got here and didn't read any comments yet. This week I'm alternating between two e-books: Craven Manor, by Darcy Coates, and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing With Your House's Dirty Little Secrets."

"Craven" is a haunted house book, and not normally in my wheelhouse at all since I had kids, but the reviews on amazon convinced me to buy it. So far, so good. "How to Manage Your Home" began as the blog of a self-confessed slob, and I do mean slob.

This was another with rave reviews that convinced me to buy. I RARELY buy any "deal of the day" books, but these were worth it. While I'm not a slob per se, the chapter on clutter is worth its weight in gold.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at February 25, 2018 01:21 PM (ihzOe)

320 f6f's rubber band powered F6F Hellcat has an advantage over one series of model kits of Grumman's big brother to the Wildcat. One can see in the wing the barrels for the .50cal machine guns which the Chinese company Hobby Boss managed to omit for their kits. And let us not mention how they made the cockpit so large in their model Hellcats that Michael Moore could sit in the plane if one was full scale.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:22 PM (YU27p)

321 A lot of those abortionists were getting whore ready to get back to work for their pimps. Empowering.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2018 01:25 PM (v49Tn)

322 I considered getting guard dogs to patrol my
property, to keep it safe from hippies, but instead decided, because
they are cheaper to feed, to by zombies.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (Pz4pT)


You should have just gone ahead and split the infinitive there.

personally I think occasional split infinitives are a good jolt to liven up how a paragraph scans, as opposed to dangling prepositions which are the unsalted oatmeal porridge of English writing.

By zombies.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 25, 2018 01:46 PM (2K6fY)

323 My other long term project is a book my mom got me: the Parallel Classic Commentary on the Psalms.

They take each psalm and put side by side the commentary by Charles Spurgeon, John Calvin, and Matthew Henry. Its taking me years to get through, because I read the psalm one day, then one commentary each day, and some are so long it takes more than one day to get through each commentary. I'm about 3/5ths of the way through after years now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 01:53 PM (39g3+)

324 Christopher, Midshipman Easy is not so much a comedy as a comedic, and over the top take on the liberal ideas coming out of the enlightenment and leading to the French revolution, and all the pain and suffering adnd misery that creates.

It is also a picaresque novel, of sorts.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 25, 2018 02:04 PM (2K6fY)

325 Thanks for the comments about the library. Very kind comments. The tin is prewar and the battleship is the USS Idaho. The plane is a Guillows balsa kit my father-in-law made for me. The Boy Mechanic Series is dated 1919. Some of the post-war editions are actually more fun.

Posted by: F6F at February 25, 2018 02:20 PM (xD7Ps)

326 88
Just finished Rex Stout's "The Doorbell Rang."

Read it this past week, and got to thinking about my Nero Wolfe collection. Printed out a list of all the books, and was very surprised to find I had, on my very sturdy bookshelves, all but 5. I have remedied that, and have spent the week reading one a day. Still have a ways to go, but they are fun.

Posted by: Bookaday at February 25, 2018 02:23 PM (2qDS0)

327
Augh! You bastards!


Now you got me thinking about tackling "War and Peace".

This is a cruel cruel thread.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 25, 2018 02:32 PM (E3rQ4)

EMT 02/25/18

A new Asian friend invited us to a Chinese New Year dinner she prepared herself.

I fancy myself a good cook of all sorts of ethnic dishes.

Well, I used to anyway.

I may not need to eat again for another week.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons; today is Sunday, February 25, 2018. On this day in 1836 Samuel Colt was granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

2 Trump does an interview with Fox News and calls for unity. Sorry guy, you will never get that.


http://tinyurl.com/y7lufzvt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

3 Not all gun owners and second amendment groups are happy with Trump's call for new gun control measures. I am not, but I will 'wait and see'.


http://tinyurl.com/yd5dfep2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

4 Vic is up at least
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (aC6Sd)

5 The housed Intelligence committee released the Democrats pack of lies and some people are wondering what is under all the redactions. I'm not, it was written by Democrats so everything in it is a lie.


http://tinyurl.com/y969akv2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

6 A visit by Mexico's President has been called off after a 'testy phone conversation' over 'the wall' and who would pay for it.


http://tinyurl.com/y8epm4om

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

7 CPAC's Schlep and ex-RNCe RINO Steel get into a 'tussel' at CPAC over what Steel considers to be a racist comment.


http://tinyurl.com/y9wxk5wl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

8 Levine speaks at CPAC and says we are in danger of losing the Constitution. Sorry guy, we started losing the Constitution all the way back in the 1800s with Marbury vs Madison and it accelerated under FDR, LBJ, and Pharaoh Obama. It is already long gone.


http://tinyurl.com/ydgmjuh2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

9 TV ratings for this year's Olympics set an all-time record low.


http://tinyurl.com/yarcdw2n

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

10 Happy Year of the Dogface!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (qJtVm)

11 NOAA caught in another lie about their AGW fraud. This one about sea ice. I say again, when is Trump going to clean out this nest of vipers?


http://tinyurl.com/y8a6kqzv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

12 TX lab bills woman for $17,850 worth of uncalled for urine tests which the insurance company refuses to pay for. I don't know how they do it in TX but whenever my insurance has disputed a bill here from any medical group they always send me a notice that says they have a dispute, will not pay the bill (or part of it) and they further say that I do not owe anything.


http://tinyurl.com/y8hg347w

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

13 BB reveals 7 lies in the Democrat's FISA memo rebuttal.


http://tinyurl.com/yawkomrg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

14
You're supposed to feel hungry a half hour after a big Chinese meal.

Hmm...

And good morning.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (VM6ev)

15 Condaleza Rice shows that she is an RNCe stooge and half-ass supports the 2nd amendment. Doesn't know why citizens need military weapons. How about instead of dancing around the Constitution you and the other gun grabbers propose an amendment to modify or eliminate the 2nd amendment. Go ahead, show your true colors.


http://tinyurl.com/yd4ne3ff

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

16 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.


http://tinyurl.com/y7gh6ffb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

17 And for the 'rons, Chinese bikini pics:

http://www.ufunk.net/photos/chinese-bikini-philipp-engelhorn/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (qJtVm)

18 TX rancher finds a government spy cam installed on his property without his permission. After he confiscated it the government wants it back. I say tough shit assholes, should have asked for and obtain permission. They don't have a leg to stand on.


http://tinyurl.com/yco6jxce

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

19 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.


http://tinyurl.com/y7sfdt9z

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

20 The DC reminds people of why their tax money is REQUIRED to be used to educate illegals in their schools. Yes, a BS SCOTUS ruling in 1982 when SCOTUS was overwhelmingly liberal.


http://tinyurl.com/ydf8lokz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

21 Once again idiots are reminded that social media is not your friend. A SC DEHEC employee goes on a profanity laden Twitter rant against Trump. subsequently gets the 'boot'.


http://tinyurl.com/y8wzfdt4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

22 Illegal migrant in Rochester NY makes a threat to shoot people in a local school and she was illegally in possession of a shotgun. Learns about social media the hard way. She will be a prime candidate for Trump's deportation. And her picture here is worth a thousand words, a real winner.


http://tinyurl.com/y8prfput

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

23 Illegal alien kidnaps teen in KY and flees to SC. Gets nabbed by SLED.


http://tinyurl.com/ybey9hkf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

24 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/yc6ah4kz


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

25 Eris, the Hillary Clitnon Beach Collection is a War Crime you know that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:01 AM (bxLgY)

26
A new Asian friend invited us to a Chinese New Year dinner she prepared herself.

I fancy myself a good cook of all sorts of ethnic dishes.

Well, I used to anyway.

I may not need to eat again for another week.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM


I love good Chinese food. We used to have a good restaurant here in Podunct, SC but alas it closed down.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

27 Check your local Cinemark theaters for showings today of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. Should be 2pm and 7pm.

Just so you are ready when Netflix gives us The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV series.

https://youtu.be/OGzVYyV_Jsg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:03 AM (bxLgY)

28 17
And for the 'rons, Chinese bikini pics:



http://www.ufunk.net/photos/chinese-bikini-philipp-engelhorn/



Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (qJtVm)

I should have known better than to click on that link

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

29 G'mornin' Horde !

Thanks for all the news, Vic !

Jeepers, I saw that Rochester pic yesterday (inadvertently) and I'm not gonna do that again. Ol' rusted out tin can that been used to store fugly in.

The good news: Yay coffee !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 06:04 AM (H0hPC)

30 27
Check your local Cinemark theaters for showings today of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. Should be 2pm and 7pm.

Just so you are ready when Netflix gives us The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV series.

https://youtu.be/OGzVYyV_Jsg


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:03 AM (bxLgY)

I rented that movie but did not like it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

31 You know I generally liked Henson's stuff, so that Dark Crystal thing was a disappointment. But my all time favorite was Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

32 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
________

The word "niggardly" has Norwegian origins. It figures that their flag is dog-whistle racist, too.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:10 AM (y+SdL)

33 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:11 AM (fuK7c)

34 My favorite Henson movie is The Muppets Do Manhattan. Pretty edgy stuff!

Actually, my fave is Labyrinth. The last time I saw it on t.v. they pixeled out Bowie's crotchular area.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:12 AM (qJtVm)

35 33 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:11 AM (fuK7c)
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They should be playing some Danzig in the arena.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:13 AM (qJtVm)

36 33 Its in the German DNA

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:13 AM (aC6Sd)

37 Are there ninety-nine balloons involved?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:14 AM (bxLgY)

38 I seem to recall a big controversy a few years ago when some black lawmaker was outraged about the use of the term "niggardly" by somebody in DC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

39 Leftists keep whittling away the 2nd Amendment and people keep going along with each wood chip hoping that will be the end. It is not nor will ever be.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:16 AM (aC6Sd)

40 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch
________

Geopolitics could take a lesson from the Olympics. That way, Germany wouldn't fight Russia in a war ever again.

(Instead, Germany would fight the Army Soldiers from Russia. Totally different, you see.)

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:18 AM (y+SdL)

41 Good morning fellow mouth breathers and slackers!

17 >> Well. Alrighty then. Looks like Mucha Lucha has been very influential.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 06:19 AM (YYYb4)

42 2:00 left in the re-enactment on ice and this time the re-enactors have Germany ahead 3-2.

Time enough for Stalingrad?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:21 AM (fuK7c)

43 All Hail Eris, did you see this?

http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/liman-collection-jeux-de-societe-vintage/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:22 AM (bxLgY)

44 Well Germany lacks Bulgarian wingmen this time.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (bxLgY)

45 Holy shit. They did get the stop at Stalingrad. 55 seconds to go.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (fuK7c)

46 Morning, Vic, thanks for the weekend VNN!

And now I want Chinese food. So dinner has been decided.



Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (XoAz8)

47
After he confiscated it the government wants it back


Send it back in pieces, really little pieces.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 25, 2018 06:24 AM (pNxlR)

48 46 And now I want Chinese food. So dinner has been decided.









Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (XoAz

I was sitting here just now wanting some egg rolls.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

49 Those are beautiful Anna. I especially love the map of South America and the "emigrate to the United States" game.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (qJtVm)

50
When you eat at a German-Chinese restaurant, one hour later you're hungry for more territory.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (Mywmy)

51 All Hail Eris, they are part of a book which is available on Amazon. For $60 plus shipping.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (bxLgY)

52 Shrimp egg rolls and sesame chicken... yum. Maybe that will have to be lunch, lol.

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (XoAz8)

53 I seem to recall a big controversy a few years ago when some black lawmaker was outraged about the use of the term "niggardly" by somebody in DC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
________

A perfectly good word that I can't use.

Another one is "faggot." A faggot is a bundle of sticks. I know thins because the dictionary I was issued in third grade said so -- had a picture of one and everything. Everyone else in my class had the same dictionary, so it became a popular word for a few months. "What? There's nothing wrong with that word. It's in the dictionary! It's a bundle of sticks."

To this day, whenever I see a TV show or a video about the origins of Judaism, I remember my third-grade dictionary. Invariably, I see Abraham, walking up the mountain carrying a bundle of sticks on his shoulder so he can get the sacrificial fire going, and Isaac carrying a lamb, thinking the animal is the sacrifice. Poor Isaac, had no idea, even if it turned out that he was right in the end. But I always think, "There goes Abraham, up the mountain with his faggot!"

I denounce myself.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (y+SdL)

54 Nothing glazes my eyes over than written law, and never understood why if gun rights can be eaten away by states ones 1st Amendment rights can't as well.
You are not permitted to have a weapon magazine holding more than 7 rounds and you are not permitted to deny global warming and any statement of such.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (aC6Sd)

55 Gee, thanks Anna! No need to spring for overnight shipping.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:31 AM (qJtVm)

56 How is the battle on the ice going?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:32 AM (qJtVm)

57 Germans and Russians on the ice in a battle?

So where is Sergei Eisenstein?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:33 AM (bxLgY)

58 53 A perfectly good word that I can't use.



Another one is "faggot." A faggot is a bundle of sticks. I know
thins because the dictionary I was issued in third grade said so -- had a
picture of one and everything. Everyone else in my class had the same
dictionary, so it became a popular word for a few months. "What? There's
nothing wrong with that word. It's in the dictionary! It's a bundle of
sticks."



To this day, whenever I see a TV show or a video about the origins
of Judaism, I remember my third-grade dictionary. Invariably, I see
Abraham, walking up the mountain carrying a bundle of sticks on his
shoulder so he can get the sacrificial fire going, and Isaac carrying a
lamb, thinking the animal is the sacrifice. Poor Isaac, had no idea,
even if it turned out that he was right in the end. But I always think,
"There goes Abraham, up the mountain with his faggot!"



I denounce myself.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (y+SdL)


In GB it is a cigarette.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:33 AM (mpXpK)

59 Yeah All Hail Eris, overnight delivery unless Amazon starts selling sushi via drone is over-rated.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:34 AM (bxLgY)

60 16 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.

Hehe, sounds like that other person who thought the Tennessee state flag was Nazi-ish or something. Dummies.

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 06:36 AM (EcEWt)

61 How is the battle on the ice going?


It's in sudden death.

(I had no idea how well this metaphor was going to work out).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:36 AM (fuK7c)

62 Bandersnatch did you see that email?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:37 AM (bxLgY)

63 54
Nothing glazes my eyes over than written law, and never understood why
if gun rights can be eaten away by states ones 1st Amendment rights
can't as well.

You are not permitted to have a weapon magazine holding more than 7
rounds and you are not permitted to deny global warming and any
statement of such.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (aC6Sd)

The problem with the bill of rights is that originally it was intended for the federal government only. Only certain 'rights' were enforced on the States and they were specifically called out in the Constitution.

The SCOTUS came along and invented "incorporation" out of thin air and clouded up the matter severely. But only a select few liberal liked 'rights' were incorporated.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:37 AM (mpXpK)

64 In GB it is a cigarette.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
________

Now I'm picturing Abraham and Isaac atop the mountain. Isaac gets the lamb ready, and Abraham pulls out a pack of Pall Malls and offers his son a (last) cigarette.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:37 AM (y+SdL)

65 Bandersnatch did you see that email?

I did, but I missed whatever it's about.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:38 AM (fuK7c)

66 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Yeah, but I bet she wasn't chewing gum !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 06:38 AM (DMET3)

67 Missed? Oh sorry. The Empress had expressed a desire to see such after the Bollywood kerfluffle. So tried to oblige.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:39 AM (bxLgY)

68
66 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.


But her bollard received round after round of free drinks.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 25, 2018 06:40 AM (pNxlR)

69 And the Coward of Broward who was the SRO; in the past he got positive evaluations and even snagged 'Employee of the Month.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (bxLgY)

70 I should have known better than to click on that link


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


"You're a braver man than I Gunga Din"

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (DMET3)

71 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Probably people trying to kill the blow flies that surround here.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (8ikIW)

72
Only certain 'rights' were enforced on the States and they were specifically called out in the Constitution.

Yes, abortion and gay marriage. Rights laid out in the secret annex to the Federalist.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (BF3QT)

73 The game will end when Paulus surrenders in person and doesn't shoot himself to save embarrassment.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (aC6Sd)

74 50 When you eat at a German-Chinese restaurant, one hour later you're hungry for more territory.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (Mywmy)


Recipe for Horde Cookbook v2:

Lebensraum-kuchen cookies. Inside is a tiny version of "Mein Kampf."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (VM6ev)

75 ah

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (fuK7c)

76 From Sean Spicier.

"Someone should ask Sheriff Israel why they sent their Olympic Hide and Seek team to a school shooting.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 06:43 AM (8ikIW)

77
Chow Mein Kampf...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 06:43 AM (VM6ev)

78 ah

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Gesundheit

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 06:43 AM (DMET3)

79 There was a article yesterday who knows where you don't know who will charge into battle and who won't, it likened that decision to the Red Badge of Courage.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:44 AM (aC6Sd)

80 Chow Mein Kampf - Schnitzel and noodles

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:45 AM (bxLgY)

81 When you eat at a German-Chinese restaurant, one hour later you're hungry for more territory.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
________

Everyone must have the Little Red Cabbage.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:45 AM (y+SdL)

82 Power play. So Germany ended up under-manned and the Russians won.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:47 AM (fuK7c)

83
Germany defeated by the 53rd Guards Power Play Division.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:50 AM (BF3QT)

84 Overskated the German position ?

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 06:52 AM (EcEWt)

85
Coach Georgy Zhukov rewarded by not being shot.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:52 AM (T6w8A)

86 I guess everyone is now adapting the Bunker scene from Downfall to inform Adolf that Germany lost to Russia in hockey...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:52 AM (bxLgY)

87 Hadrian, How did the rest of the show turn out?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (8h8XO)

88 "Pork with soup" in German is Schweinefleisch mit Suppe.

(If only there were some way to shorten that to make it easier to order.)

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (y+SdL)

89 Vic, Thanks for the reminder about Colt's first patent. That started the march to the best handgun in history: the Single Action Army revolver. (Preferably in 45 Colt.) Followed closely by the Ruger Single-Six and Blackhawk.

No doubt some will disagree, preferring double-action revolvers or those new-fangled semi autos. They are wrong, of course.

(Runs and hides until the next gun thread.)

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (V+03K)

90 Steiner never came!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (qJtVm)

91
Ben Had, Handsome Dan got a Hound Group 2, his first group placement.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:54 AM (PPIVH)

92 "Mein Fuhrer, Steiner..."

"Vas ist!"

"Steiner was in the penalty box."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:55 AM (bxLgY)

93 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 06:57 AM (EyPfd)

94 89
Vic, Thanks for the reminder about Colt's first patent. That started the
march to the best handgun in history: the Single Action Army revolver.
(Preferably in 45 Colt.) Followed closely by the Ruger Single-Six and
Blackhawk.



No doubt some will disagree, preferring double-action revolvers or those new-fangled semi autos. They are wrong, of course.



(Runs and hides until the next gun thread.)

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (V+03K)


My little brother has a Colt Single Six in a .22 cal with a magnum cylinder included. It is still in the original box and has never been fired.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:57 AM (mpXpK)

95 Spent 1 TDY in Germany at a German AFB, lunch every day was what the German Air Force ate, don't remember much except it was pork every day and soup of some kind with fresh bread which was very good.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:57 AM (aC6Sd)

96 90 Steiner never came!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (qJtVm)


"Ist das so?!"

- - Frau Steiner mit sextuplets

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 06:59 AM (VM6ev)

97 My father had a Single-Six in .357 - shot really well, nice trigger. One of the in-laws stole it when he passed.

De gustibus non est disputandam.
Don't run away on my account, JTB.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 06:59 AM (H0hPC)

98 don't remember much except it was pork every day and soup of some kind with fresh bread which was very good.
Posted by: Skip

If visiting Germany and if you are a vegetarian, the joke is to order the salad. It only has a little pork in it.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:00 AM (8ikIW)

99 95>> I had a meal of Jaeger schnitzel when I was there a couple of weeks ago. I could eat that almost every day if I had to.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 07:00 AM (YYYb4)

100 Egypt has announced the discovery of a new necropolis near Minya. No word if they've found Nancy Pelosi's sarcophagus yet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:01 AM (bxLgY)

101 I thought the first C in CPAC stood for 'conservative'. What does that have to do with Michael Steele, Mona Charon, or Condi Rice? Or any Bush-bots?

Don't include John Bolton in that group.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:01 AM (V+03K)

102 I have often wondered what the German Air Force eats these days, especially if there are lots of immigrants in it, or isn't?

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 07:02 AM (aC6Sd)

103 Hitler rant to Germany losing to OAR at ice hockey final in PyeongChang winter olympic games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgYF9bUzM2A

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 07:03 AM (y+SdL)

104 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


I'd probably stand and cheer, too. Over the fact that she'll never be president.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 07:03 AM (2FqvZ)

105 I'd probably stand and cheer, too. Over the fact that she'll never be president.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises

The restaurant new she was coming in. Offered everyone a free meal if they cheered.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:08 AM (8ikIW)

106 I have often wondered what the German Air Force eats these days, especially if there are lots of immigrants in it, or isn't?

Posted by: Skip
________

Forget the Air Force. It's the German Navy that's changed. They still use the old Wolfpack tactic except now the submarines surround the ship and rape it.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 07:10 AM (y+SdL)

107
Maybe Hillary is thinking of running again? I say, 'Go for it baitch'.

Trump calling her a 'nasty woman'? One of the highlights of the debate.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 07:11 AM (2FqvZ)

108 Hitler rant to Germany losing to OAR at ice hockey final in PyeongChang winter olympic games


Wow, that didn't take long. I don't think it was live when I was just watching, but still.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 07:13 AM (fuK7c)

109 That was a very quick effort on the video. Or did they have a time machine?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:15 AM (bxLgY)

110 hat was a very quick effort on the video. Or did they have a time machine?

The game was played about 10 PM CST yesterday.

So yes, a time machine.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (8ikIW)

111 Vic, An unfired Single-Six is sad to contemplate but I don't agree with the idea of a safe queen. Just my attitude.

Sock, Good to know others appreciate single actions. But stealing a man's revolver should be a hangin' offense.

The pup is signaling it is time to use the yard followed by his breakfast. BBL.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (V+03K)

112 Ace is investigating an Olympic time machine. Figures he can get it cheap now that it's over.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:18 AM (8ikIW)

113 He will do it! A devotional from the Brooklyn Tabernacle:

https://tinyurl.com/y9c4upu9

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 07:20 AM (8+Ozj)

114 TX lab bills woman for $17,850 worth of uncalled for urine tests which the insurance company refuses to pay for. I don't know how they do it in TX but whenever my insurance has disputed a bill here from any medical group they always send me a notice that says they have a dispute, will not pay the bill (or part of it) and they further say that I do not owe anything.


http://tinyurl.com/y8hg347w
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


I'm having a dispute right now that is similar. One bill is for a test that I refused several times while hospitalized in 2016. After the Students, then Residents then attending came in day after day I finally gave in. Of course I was right and it was negative. Covered by insurance, the pathology group demanded cash payment. When I gave them my insurance info again and said get it from them, they said they only deal in cash and it was my debt. I refused to pay and they have been harassing me for two years. Yesterday I got another bill from the same hospitalization. This time from a debt collector. This is from the ER I first checked into. Covered under insurance, they did not or would not submit the bill even though they had the insurance info. Threatening to sue me.
Both of these groups are refusing to bill the insurance company because the reimbursement will be less than what they think they can get from me directly. If they sue me I will counter sue.
Assholes. All of them.
Both

Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2018 07:21 AM (QsL9e)

115 106 I have often wondered what the German Air Force eats these days, especially if there are lots of immigrants in it, or isn't?

Posted by: Skip
________

Forget the Air Force. It's the German Navy that's changed. They still use the old Wolfpack tactic except now the submarines surround the ship and rape it.
Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 07:10 AM (y+SdL)


Franchise idea: Karl's Donuts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 07:21 AM (VM6ev)

116 Cute piglet picture:

https://tinyurl.com/y8suzd8e

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 07:22 AM (8+Ozj)

117
Buy a dozen and get a free Jodl...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 07:22 AM (VM6ev)

118 A free Jodl, you gonna pay a Peiper for that one...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:23 AM (bxLgY)

119 111 but I don't agree with the idea of a safe queen.


Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (V+03K)



Don't understrand that comment????

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:24 AM (mpXpK)

120 118 A free Jodl, you gonna pay a Peiper for that one...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:23 AM (bxLgY)


Pvt. Snoballl unavailable.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 07:25 AM (VM6ev)

121 And speaking of Jodling, I love that the OAR hockey team sang the "banned" Russian national anthem after their victory.

Sorry, Teutonic Knights.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 07:27 AM (qJtVm)

122 but I don't agree with the idea of a safe queen.


Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (V+03K)



Don't understrand that comment????


Posted by: Vic We Have


He thinks there's a male skater in your safe

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:27 AM (DMET3)

123 122 He thinks there's a male skater in your safe

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:27 AM (DMET3)

OK, I get it now. He doesn't believe in collecting guns for the sake of collecting. As far as I know that is the only gun my little brother has kept in the unfired condition.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:31 AM (mpXpK)

124 Fat, ugly and illegally in this country making death threats is no way to go through life Abigail Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 07:31 AM (EoRCO)

125 Being an NRA member, and a member of the United Airlines MileagePlus club, I sent United an e-mail yesterday asking if they could think of any reason why I should continue to maintain my business relationship with United.

Still no reply.


Same with Enterprise.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 07:31 AM (EyPfd)

126 BTW looking around the internet it appears that gun is now worth just over $1,000.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:32 AM (mpXpK)

127 BTW looking around the internet it appears that gun is now worth just over $1,000.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


REALLY ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:33 AM (DMET3)

128 127 REALLY ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:33 AM (DMET3)

Yes, really. Fired ones going between $600 and $800 depending on the condition.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:35 AM (mpXpK)

129 In Chickens Coming Home To Roost news, Diane Feinstein failed last night to get a majority of party delegates endorsement over her challenger Kevin de Leon, an even more hard left,open borders amnesty loving ICE hating, Hispanic state senate leader. This despite support of the party leadership.

This is what population replacement looks like Ms Feinstein, get used to it. This is just the start for you and your white liberal associates.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 07:36 AM (NbRJx)

130 Whoa

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:36 AM (DMET3)

131 Good Morning, Horde, JJ and Vic. And what a glorious morning it is!

I read recently that the reason viewership is down for the Olympics so much is because athletes were chosen not based on their ability, but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application.

Posted by: ALH at February 25, 2018 07:37 AM (O6yAf)

132 Avis, Delta, MetLife, Symantec, Allied, Enterprise, North American, Budget, First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, SimpliSafe, United, Chubb, Paramount RX, TRUE Car, screw all of them.

I liked the NRAs statement, "These brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve"

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (0L9t6)

133
Latvia scored a bronze medal!

Posted by: George Constanza at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (2FqvZ)

134 Morning all. Thanks for the news Vic and thanks for the post krak.
My second Sunday in a row off work. I'm gonna go back to bed and snooze for a while. Enjoy the day ya'll.

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (yJ1e6)

135 but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application.
Posted by: ALH

And in most of the commercials aired during and about the Olympics, there are evidently no white non-flamboyant males in the games.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (8ikIW)

136 "I read recently that the reason viewership is down for the Olympics so much is because athletes were chosen not based on their ability, but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application."

I have no trouble with believing that.


Me, I very quickly became tired of the constant preachy vibe coming off of than near every aspect of the events, the background stories, and the advertisements.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 07:41 AM (EyPfd)

137 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2018 07:41 AM (KCxzN)

138 Me, I very quickly became tired of the constant preachy vibe coming off of than near every aspect of the events, the background stories, and the advertisements.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Plus you can get the winners of the game off the intertube when you wake up in the AM

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:42 AM (8ikIW)

139 Anyone have a consolidated list of who's abandoned the NRA, so I can avoid them.

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:44 AM (yM/Yl)

140 Anyone have a consolidated list of who's abandoned the NRA, so I can avoid them.
Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:44 AM (yM/Yl)

See #132......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 07:46 AM (EoRCO)

141 Here in the Berkshires, I want to think winter is over. However, I have lived here 25 years and the worst storm I have ever seen was March 31, 1997. 4.5 ft. Ugh

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 07:46 AM (VWsDy)

142 California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein in re-election bid

Remember, when this happens to Republicans, it's a sign of extremism.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 07:47 AM (u8Nqb)

143 >>I read recently that the reason viewership is down for the Olympics so much is because athletes were chosen not based on their ability, but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application.



Ah. That would explain the fawning over Adam Rippon, who was the weakest of the 3 US male figure skaters. And then NBC offered him a job, because more cowbell!

Think in general the coverage has been more about personalities NBC likes, such as with Lindsey Vonn. They've been doing this for years, but it's waaaay out of proportion with what I've seen this year.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (W+vEI)

144 38 I seem to recall a big controversy a few years ago when some black lawmaker was outraged about the use of the term "niggardly" by somebody in DC.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

The DC mayor lost his job for using that word properly.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (EZebt)

145 See it now. Probably a bad idea for those security companies to abandon the NRA, not sure what the others were doing witht he NRA.

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (yM/Yl)

146 California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein in re-election bid

Heh! It won't be long before Democrats abandon immigration 'reform' and endorse voter roll verification.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (YYYb4)

147 142 California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein in re-election bid

To be fair, La Feinstein has been coming off with a decidedly Granny Vibe lately when I've seen her on TV. Her voice is sort of shakey. And her skin tone has that 70's pallor due to the continued use of dark hair dye.

NTTAWWT.

Posted by: ALH at February 25, 2018 07:50 AM (O6yAf)

148 Remember, when this happens to Republicans, it's a sign of extremism.
Posted by: Circa

And Russian collusion

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:50 AM (8ikIW)

149 Heading into my last night in the Philippines.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 07:51 AM (5fRCd)

150 Being an NRA member, and a member of the United Airlines MileagePlus club, I sent United an e-mail yesterday asking if they could think of any reason why I should continue to maintain my business relationship with United.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
________

Because of the children!!!

Posted by: WaterCow (adopting the leftist mindset so you don't have to) at February 25, 2018 07:52 AM (y+SdL)

151 Pork chops in the crockpot and rice ready to add water on the stove. The oven is programmed to preheat so I can throw the biscuits in there when we get home from worship today.

It's going to be a nice Sunday lunch.

Y'all behave and I'll see you when I get back!

Posted by: ALH at February 25, 2018 07:53 AM (O6yAf)

152 I didn t know all the car rental places were cross owned

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:53 AM (yM/Yl)

153 Long ago, a friend invited me to his Chinese girlfriend's family's place for an Easter(!) dinner. I have never had another meal like that. And yes, I didn't eat for a week.

The weren't Christians but did it to honor their daughter who was.

Posted by: LochLomondFarms at February 25, 2018 07:56 AM (mkDTe)

154 Any politician that uses that word is tone-deaf enough to lose his job sooner or later.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 07:58 AM (rnAwa)

155 close encounters of the third kind and the maltese falcon are both on tv now.

close encounters (1977) is closer to the maltese falcon (1941) than we (201 are to close encounters.

weird.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 07:58 AM (Pg+x7)

156 69 And the Coward of Broward who was the SRO; in the past he got positive evaluations and even snagged 'Employee of the Month.'
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (bxLgY)

Police Departments hand out awards like candy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (NWiLs)

157 2018

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (Pg+x7)

158 Rare yellow cardinal seen in Alabama backyard. See video:

https://tinyurl.com/y95sev5r

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (8+Ozj)

159 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.


http://tinyurl.com/y7gh6ffb
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)



Those Norwegian Confederates are the most dangerous of all!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (SiINZ)

160 18 TX rancher finds a government spy cam installed on his property without his permission. After he confiscated it the government wants it back. I say tough shit assholes, should have asked for and obtain permission. They don't have a leg to stand on.


http://tinyurl.com/yco6jxce
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

Arrogant fascist cocksuckers.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (NWiLs)

161 [why did that smiley face pop into 2018? very weird.]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (Pg+x7)

162 SimpliSafe is beyond head scratching

Posted by: Jen the original at February 25, 2018 08:00 AM (3WpEh)

163 {i'll stop now.}

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 08:01 AM (Pg+x7)

164 Kids write uplifting notes to every kid in school:


https://tinyurl.com/yaotalru

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:01 AM (8+Ozj)

165 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:11 AM (fuK7c)



Unique strategy of the Russian hockey team to retreat until it starts snowing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:01 AM (SiINZ)

166 Diane Feinstein failed last night to get a majority of party delegates endorsement over her challenger Kevin de Leon,
_____________________

That's Kevin "Most of my family is in the U.S. illegally" de Leon.

Reap what you've sown, Feinstein. You invited in hordes of illegal alien Mexicans, and now they've decided they don't need you anymore and they're going to replace you with one of their own.

Idiot.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2018 08:02 AM (fqUgw)

167 [why did that smiley face pop into 2018? very weird.]



An 8 followed by a ) creates a smiley.


The yellow cardinal thing is cool.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (fuK7c)

168 Isn't the Broward County Sheriff due to make an appearance on cnn this morning?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (+Dllb)

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (DMET3)

170 You're right !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (DMET3)

171
The number 8 immediately followed by close parentheses ")" invokes a smile from Pixy.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (2FqvZ)

172

vs.

8 )

Posted by: JAS at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (sCN2W)

173 Idiot.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2018 08:02 AM (fqUgw)

===

I think most liberals are often surprised at the predictable outcomes of their own policies.

Usually, not until it affects them personally.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (EZebt)

174 >>Reap what you've sown, Feinstein. You invited in hordes of illegal alien Mexicans, and now they've decided they don't need you anymore and they're going to replace you with one of their own.


Seem to recall the same thing happening to George Galloway (UK MP).
Useful Idiots.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (W+vEI)

175 The yellow cardinal thing is cool.

How do you create one of them ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (DMET3)

176 167: bandersnatch

ahhhhhhhhhh. thank you.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (Pg+x7)

177 Well, you can't blame me for the lower Olympics ratings. I was fabulous!

Posted by: Johnny Weir at February 25, 2018 08:07 AM (rctDH)

178 Another great book

Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:07 AM (8+Ozj)

179 168 Isn't the Broward County Sheriff due to make an appearance on cnn this morning?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (+Dllb)

I can't stand to look at that smug bastard. I saw the video someone posted the other day of him kissing GFM at a mosque. Put together with the rest of his leftist agenda, this guy is part of TWANLOC and a domestic enemy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (NWiLs)

180 [why did that smiley face pop into 2018? very weird.]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp
________

Yeah, gotta be careful with that. At work, I sent a message to a supervisor about something with a part (a) and a part (b). What he saw was an angel and a mug of beer.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (y+SdL)

181 Kissing GFM ass, that is.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:09 AM (NWiLs)

182 19
Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.


http://tinyurl.com/y7sfdt9z

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

Were they cheering because she didn't trip on her way in?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 25, 2018 08:09 AM (D3cJf)

183 Another great book

Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
________

Do make sure you repost this in the book thread.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:10 AM (y+SdL)

184 173 Idiot.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2018 08:02 AM (fqUgw)

===

I think most liberals are often surprised at the predictable outcomes of their own policies.

Usually, not until it affects them personally.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (EZebt)

Does it make me a horrible person to hope those consequences get visited on them in shockingly brutal ways?

Also, your hash is hilarious.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:10 AM (NWiLs)

185 Those Norwegian Confederates are the most dangerous of all!!!!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (SiINZ)
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The NorSouthernmen in their longboats, wreaking havoc along the coast.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:11 AM (qJtVm)

186 I wonder how many renewals and new memberships NRA got last week. I'll bet it was yuge.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:11 AM (398bZ)

187 Time for Norway to change their flag. They have only had it since 1821 and changing it is a small price to pay to avoid offending worldly, woke residents of Seattle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)

188 Yep: yet again, the NOAA is telling porkies.
---------------

Heh. That sounds like an Ace-ism.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (QxXRY)

189 I wonder how many renewals and new memberships NRA got last week. I'll bet it was yuge.

I joined.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)

190 119 ... Vic, A safe queen is any gun left in the safe and never fired. Unless the gun is extremely valuable and might be an investment or is an antique that might not be safe to shoot I think all firearms are meant to be used. Cared for, certainly, but used.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (V+03K)

191 had previously said that St.TrayTable washroom Broward County.

Actually, Miami-Dade.

Same 'Let's not arrest minority students' policy in place for both, though.

Pretty sure.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (EyPfd)

192 Good Sunday morning Horde. I am sick - so, no church, but here's BibleGateway's verse of the day:

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 22:37-39 ESV

The free audio feature on Bible Gateway is a treasure. I've half-way memorized sort of a lot of the Gospel of Matthew, just by listening to it being read in the background.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (lwiT4)

193 Cloyd Freud, Unemployed

Are you still unemployed ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (DMET3)

194 Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:10 AM (y+SdL)

Thanks. I'll try. I'm usually otherwise occupied during the book thread. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (8+Ozj)

195 191 had previously said that St.TrayTable washroom Broward County.

Actually, Miami-Dade.

Same 'Let's not arrest minority students' policy in place for both, though.

Pretty sure.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (EyPfd)

Juking the stats, as they'd say in The Wire.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (NWiLs)

196 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Let's do this experiment in say, Oklahoma City.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (u8Nqb)

197 Time for Norway to change their flag. They have
only had it since 1821 and changing it is a small price to pay to avoid
offending worldly, woke residents of Seattle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)
=======================

What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag? I suppose I could read up thread. Nah.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

198 Good Sunday morning Horde. I am sick - so, no church, but here's BibleGateway's verse of the day:

I'm sorry, dear. I will pray for you. What's going on?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (8+Ozj)

199 "I wonder how many renewals and new memberships NRA got last week. I'll bet it was yuge.
"

I renewed yesterday.

Mrs VIA will renew today.

I think Little VIA already has.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (EyPfd)

200 I joined.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

Yay! I know several morons commented that they'd joined or renewed. My membership had just lapsed and I renewed.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:16 AM (398bZ)

201 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

Nothing wrong with it, but it has a cross in it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:16 AM (8+Ozj)

202 197 Time for Norway to change their flag. They have
only had it since 1821 and changing it is a small price to pay to avoid
offending worldly, woke residents of Seattle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)
=======================

What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag? I suppose I could read up thread. Nah.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

The flag is fine. The problem is Seattle residents are retarded.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:16 AM (NWiLs)

203 washroom=was from

Where in the heck did THAT auto-cucumber come from?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:17 AM (EyPfd)

204 What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag? I suppose I could read up thread. Nah.


Posted by: grammie winger -


I'll save ya some steps Grammie....

Some dope in Seattle mistook the Norwegian flag for a confederate flag.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:18 AM (DMET3)

205 >>>>>
119 ... Vic, A safe queen is any gun left in the safe and never fired.
Unless the gun is extremely valuable and might be an investment or is an
antique that might not be safe to shoot I think all firearms are meant
to be used. Cared for, certainly, but used.



Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 08:13 A.
.
.
.Just like a Hanger Queen in the Navy, except we usually cannibalize those Aircraft for spare parts.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:18 AM (+Dllb)

206 washroom=was from

Where in the heck did THAT auto-cucumber come from?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Thank you for the correction. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out the AC's and spelling errors.
I was beginning to think that the airport had a St TrayTray Memorial Crapper

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (8ikIW)

207 What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag?

Posted by: grammie winger
________

When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag. Some idiot is Seattle mistook it as such and complained.

(My favorite is how a Jack Daniel's banner was mistaken for an ISIS flag.)

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (y+SdL)

208 Fenelon - just a little flare-up of my Lupus. I shall slay it in no time.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (lwiT4)

209 193 Cloyd Freud, Unemployed
Are you still unemployed ?
Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (DMET3)

Ha! Actually, I haven't been working for a few months due to medical issues. Two surgeries with hospital stays followed by a five-day hospital stay for a post-surgical infection. It's about time for me to start looking.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:20 AM (398bZ)

210 When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag. Some idiot is Seattle mistook it as such and complained.

======================


Seattle is full of Scandinavians. You mean this twit never saw a Norwegian flag before? LOL

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:20 AM (lwiT4)

211 When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag.

No, it cannot. Absurd.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:20 AM (u8Nqb)

212 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (lwiT4)

Sorry to hear that. Nasty condition. Will lift you up yo God for strength and healing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (8+Ozj)

213 Seattle is full of Scandinavians. You mean this twit never saw a Norwegian flag before? LOL

Posted by: grammie winger

All that rain causes brain mushrooms

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (8ikIW)

214 Best of luck, Cloyd !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (DMET3)

215 Isn't the Broward County Sheriff due to make an appearance on cnn this morning?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (+Dllb)



He can explain how the NRA forced him to do nothing after 39 visits to the killer and how it also forced his deputies to stand outside while the shooting was going on in the school

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (SiINZ)

216 Were they cheering because she didn't trip on her way in?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed
------------

She is being watched over by The Blessed Bollard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (nBBdT)

217 And the Coward of Broward who was the SRO; in the past he got positive evaluations and even snagged 'Employee of the Month.'
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (bxLgY)


That makes sense if his real job was to be the "fixer" in the alleged conspiracy between the Broward County Sheriff's Office and the school district to under-report crime committed by misunderstood minority yutes in order to get some of that sweet, sweet DOJ grant money. I don't see any other reason for a 20 minute delay on the surveillance camera system. He wasn't a Security Guard, he was a Security Monitor[/].

Sheriff Israel wanted to keep his stooge happy. I would be completely unsurprised if we learn that the "Employee of the Year" award came with a cash bonus.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (5Yee7)

218 I can't stand to look at that smug bastard. I saw the video someone posted the other day of him kissing GFM at a mosque. Put together with the rest of his leftist agenda, this guy is part of TWANLOC and a domestic enemy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (NWiLs)



GFM? Gay farking men?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (SiINZ)

219 Dope doesn't know the difference between a cross and an x with stars?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (8+Ozj)

220 Thanks Fenelon - I appreciate it. I've been in remission for a couple of years, and thought I had slain the beast. Ah well, thorn in the flesh and all that.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:23 AM (lwiT4)

221 I renewed yesterday. Mrs VIA will renew today. I think Little VIA already has.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (EyPfd)

I'm hearing that from lots of people. I don't know if NRA ever releases information about membership, but there's no telling how big this bump is.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:23 AM (398bZ)

222 Hopefully Sheriff Israel's CNN appearance will go a little better than his press release.

https://wp.me/p6MziH-2JKu

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:23 AM (EyPfd)

223 218 I can't stand to look at that smug bastard. I saw the video someone posted the other day of him kissing GFM at a mosque. Put together with the rest of his leftist agenda, this guy is part of TWANLOC and a domestic enemy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (NWiLs)



GFM? Gay farking men?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (SiINZ)

In my haste and early-morning stupor I left out the word "ass." GFM stands for Goat-Fucking Mohammedan.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:24 AM (NWiLs)

224 He can explain how the NRA forced him to do nothing after 39 visits to the killer and how it also forced his deputies to stand outside while the shooting was going on in the school
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (SiINZ)

Haven't you heard? Sheriff says they only had 23 incidents. Not 39 so no reason for alarm.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 25, 2018 08:24 AM (is5l6)

225 150: Those adolescents are making the most out of their 15 minutes and I'm already sick of them. I could have continued to be miserable about their traumatic experience, but I no longer am. As soon as they and their handlers lashed out for group punishment of any and all gun owners and conservatives, I started to no longer care. I particular hate that pig nosed Hogg bastard.

The party atmosphere of the TV appearances are nauseating. They may be being exploited for political gain, but their trauma looks forced at this point.

The pussyheads want to "march for the children", fuck this shit.

The fault lays at the doorsteps of the perp, the law enforcement persons who did nothing to stop him despite two FBI "tips" and 37 police visits. Nothing triggered a problem with his background check, seems nothing was reported.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 08:24 AM (5gaNQ)

226 Thanks, I love my hash too. Appropriate, no?

Part of my political evolution came when I was doing a consulting gig for the welfare department, about 20 years ago. Back then, federally supported programs were closed to illegals. But I learned that the City maintained its own, identical, programs using only local tax dollars, so that illegals would be provided the exact same benefit as citizens.

I found this unjust.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (EZebt)

227 When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag.
--------------

Only in the febrile, ready-to-be-triggered mind of the observer. I mentioned here that the same thing happened with a neighbor when I put up a Union Jack after the Brexit vote.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (y3sT9)

228 Hopefully Sheriff Israel's CNN appearance will go a little better than his press release.

https://wp.me/p6MziH-2JKu
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Heh. No, there were only 23 "incidents" not 39!

I guess anything over 25, they put a laser focus on it.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (8ikIW)

229 Fenelon that yellow cardinal is gorgeous! I shared the story on FB. I have a dear friend who loves cardinals.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (dUJdY)

230 "Yeah, gotta be careful with that. At work, I sent a message to a supervisor about something with a part (a) and a part (b). What he saw was an angel and a mug of beer.
Posted by: FireHorse "

lol !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 08:27 AM (H0hPC)

231 Vic, Sorry for the late response to your question but the dog insisted. Didn't know any Ruger Single-Six was worth a thousand bucks. I don't keep track of gun values. At that possible price, I would be tempted not to fire it. Tell your brother to preserve the box and paperwork if he still has it. That adds to the value.

Since none of my guns are that collectible, this is not a decision I have to make. Heck, I bought most of them used anyway.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 08:27 AM (V+03K)

232 No, it cannot. Absurd.

Posted by: Circa
________

Red, with a blue cross bordered in white. Unless it's fully unfurled, it's hard to tell a cross from a saltire. One's imagination can add the stars.

Vexillology aside, someone was offended. This takes priority over any legitimate basis for the offense.

Posted by: WaterCow (adopting the leftist mindset so you don't have to) at February 25, 2018 08:27 AM (y+SdL)

233 228: Is this Israel guy anything other than a slimy pol? Hope his downfall is swift and brutal

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (5gaNQ)

234 That press release...holy shit.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (u8Nqb)

235 You don't eat Chinese food. You rent Chinese food.

Posted by: Jdw at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (bEQgN)

236 Haven't you heard? Sheriff says they only had 23 incidents. Not 39 so no reason for alarm.
Posted by: weirdflunky
------------

Maybe he lived more than 10 miles away from the Sheriff's department.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (y3sT9)

237 Audubon blames "environmental stressors" as possible cause of yellow Cardinal.
Yup. AGW, is there anything it can't do?

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (RuIsu)

238 Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (dUJdY)

They are beautiful, aren't they? I always cheers me up when I see one of the males flitting around.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (8+Ozj)

239 CN, I totally agree. I especially detest that David Hogg. That very first interview he gave, that evening after the shooting? Yeah.. a little too composed and a very fast talker. I was suspicious from the get go.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (dUJdY)

240 Only in the febrile, ready-to-be-triggered mind of the observer. I mentioned here that the same thing happened with a neighbor when I put up a Union Jack after the Brexit vote.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,


Ummmmm....where did you get a Union Jack from?

Do you have flags from ALL of the countries ?

Do you have a good pile and a bad pile ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (DMET3)

241 Yup. AGW, is there anything it can't do?
Posted by: Burger Chef

It turned me into a newt!

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (8ikIW)

242 Only in the febrile, ready-to-be-triggered mind of the observer. I mentioned here that the same thing happened with a neighbor when I put up a Union Jack after the Brexit vote.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (y3sT9)
----
There are some profoundly ignorant people out there using up MY oxygen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:30 AM (qJtVm)

243 Red, with a blue cross bordered in white. Unless it's fully unfurled, it's hard to tell a cross from a saltire.
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Sweden has the same flag, just in different colors. I guess it would be hard to confuse a sky blue flag with a sunshine-y yellow cross on it for anything sinister.


Norway = Notorious debil flag. What a buffoon.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (lwiT4)

244 'Yup. AGW, is there anything it can't do?
Posted by: Burger Chef

It turned me into a newt!'

(Insert music note here) And don't it make my brown eyes blue (insert music note here)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (EyPfd)

245 "195 191 had previously said that St.TrayTable washroom Broward County.

Actually, Miami-Dade.

Same 'Let's not arrest minority students' policy in place for both, though.

Pretty sure.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (EyPfd) "


Actually, I'd bet that the same Fed regulations are applicable to just about every major school district Demonrat-run s#ithole in the country.
Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (H0hPC)

246 Is this Israel guy anything other than a slimy pol? Hope his downfall is swift and brutal
Posted by: CN
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His academic background: Bachelor's degree in Political Science from one of the SUNY's.

The guy's an archetype of the carpetbaggers

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (Zdm89)

247 Fenelon, we had a bird feeder out front for a time and one day I was just sitting on the porch and saw a male and female cardinal. The male would take a seed a put it in the females mouth. It was so adorable!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (dUJdY)

248 "Threatening to sue me.
Both of these groups are refusing to bill the insurance company because the reimbursement will be less than what they think they can get from me directly. If they sue me I will counter sue.
Assholes. All of them. "

Don't know what state you're in - if you're in Texas, they're going to find out that it's almost impossible to collect on an unsecured debt, even if one wins the lawsuit. Basically your car, your house, your bank accounts, and your first 70K of possessions (roughly) are all exempt from collection efforts. Which is why no one bothers suing unsecured debtors in Texas, not worth the effort.

other states, ymmv

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (V2Yro)

249 There are some profoundly ignorant people out there using up MY oxygen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris,


!

Oh.

From now on, I'll only take every other breath.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:32 AM (DMET3)

250 "When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag."

You know, this was really a problem once. The "Stainless Banner," the second flag of the Confederacy, was criticized because its white field could easily be mistaken for a flag of truce.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:34 AM (398bZ)

251 That yellow cardinal is gorgeous.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:34 AM (qJtVm)

252 The male would take a seed a put it in the females mouth. It was so adorable!

Posted by: Jewells45


He was making sure that it wasn't poison.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (DMET3)

253 Sweden has the same flag, just in different colors. I guess it would be hard to confuse a sky blue flag with a sunshine-y yellow cross on it for anything sinister.

Posted by: grammie winger
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The trouble with Sweden's flag is that the colors separate in a centrifuge. Same might happen in a very strong wind. Turns it into Ukraine's flag. It could give Russia ideas.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (y+SdL)

254 From now on, I'll only take every other breath.
Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:32 AM (DMET3)
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Hordies get extra oxygen ration.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (qJtVm)

255 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party



That's just what those crafty Norwegians want you to think it's a Norwegian flag while all along cleverly intending it to really be a Confederate flag!!! Next thing you know you'll have fjords all over your lawn!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (SiINZ)

256 Mike Hammer - are you in the general vicinity of Charlotte? I was wondering when they are going to move Billy Graham from his hometown up to the US Capital Rotunda, to lie in state there. I know they are doing two viewings, one in Charlotte and one in Washington DC.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:36 AM (lwiT4)

257 That yellow cardinal is gorgeous.


Teenagers and Krylon......

what can't they do ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:36 AM (DMET3)

258 "Actually, I'd bet that the same Fed regulations are applicable to just about every major school district Demonrat-run s#ithole in the country.
Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, ..."

We were discussing that here at stately VIA Manor last night.

And after describing the policy, I asked what would be possible events taking place which would offer evidence that a similar policy were in effect here.

Every offered example of evidence exists right here.

Lots of eyeballs got opened on that one.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:36 AM (EyPfd)

259 Hordies get extra oxygen ration.


Kewl

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:37 AM (DMET3)

260
I recorded some OTA Olympics for the wife to watch this morning. Every two minutes she has to pick up the remote and FF through a commercial. Screw that shit.

That's how you lose an audience.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 08:39 AM (2FqvZ)

261 Morning, all. Heading home later, after we drop off MiL in the city at Life Coach and Checkbook's club for lunch.

Not even kidding, I feel like I've been here for a week. I did her laundry yesterday (she has a maid, but handed it to me and I complied), did her grocery shopping, her sister requested fresh flowers for her apartment, which my husband bought, husband's BFF and the psycho wife who left and took all his stuff -- and he took her back -- dropped in for a visit, which was just PERFECT.

Now I have a nasty cough and it's pouring rain which makes the drive down I-75 fun. Want to go home.

Next week will see what I can do for my girlfriend who is going quickly from dementia. Her husband can use help with meals.

Sorry for pity party. Exhausted and down in the dumps.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:40 AM (JxYR+)

262 Re flags: I regularly display the First National Flag, the "Stars and Bars." It's a beautiful flag and I don't think anyone in my neighborhood knows what it is.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:40 AM (398bZ)

263 Jane - you are a fortress, woman. Proverbs 31.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (lwiT4)

264 Flag trivia: France used to have a flag of three stripes of equal width, but because the striped appear to be different widths when flying, the widths of the blue, white and red stripes are in a 30:33:37 ratio (respectively) to make them appear equally wide.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (y+SdL)

265 From all gay all the time Yahoo:

Now skier Gus Kenworthy, another openly gay Olympian who is not a fan of Pence, has taken this red-hot shot across the bow of U.S.-Russian politics with this fiery tweet on the dusk of the Winter Games in response to Russia's gold medal win in hockey.

Russia's biggest win since the 2016 US Presidential election!




Gee, I wonder why it's the lowest rated Olympics ever.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (SiINZ)

266 Ummmmm....where did you get a Union Jack from?

Do you have flags from ALL of the countries ?

Do you have a good pile and a bad pile ?
Posted by: JT
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*glances around nervously*

Why, no. Why would you ask that?

It all started when I stopped by the metal recyclers to drop off some metal scraps. There, I spied a 25' aluminum antenna mast removed from a cell tower.

"Ha!", sez I, "that would make a fine flagpole". The rest is history. It's topped, btw, with a salvaged brass toilet bowl float. I'm the envy of my neighbors.

Ah...where was I? Oh yeah, the flags. I have something of a collection. My pride is my dad's 48 star, that I put up on his birthday, which is June 14th, Flag Day.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (FJXGr)

267 grammie, you are kind. I'm not. Just really tired. I really wish my husband would appreciate me just a tiny bit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (JxYR+)

268 Oh grammie, so sorry you're sick!
I rarely get a yes from The Big Guy but maybe, since it's for you...

By the stripes on the back of our Lord Jesus in whose name we ask, Father God, make grammie better.
You promised.
Thanks

And the second is like unto it ( borrowed from the good doctor and why I often sign off with it here ),,, Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (9razJ)

269 Jane, you have earned the pity party. Good Lord girl.. take a break and do something for yourself!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (dUJdY)

270 Sorry for pity party. Exhausted and down in the dumps.


Posted by: Jane D'oh


Cheer up Jane.
Just remember.....

You know who AIN't the Pres of you know where.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (DMET3)

271 Anyhow, I need to reach Slap and ask him to put my girlfriend and her family on the prayer list. She's in her 50's and her dementia is severe. Really bad. Breaks my heart for her, her incredible husband, and her boys.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (JxYR+)

272 Knucklehead in CT posts video "destroying" her Sig Sauer P229...her name is Amanda Meyer, New Haven, CT and self describes herself as a Hillbilly, as she is originally from, Strawberry Point, Iowa...

Posted by: KWDreaming at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (mBmTz)

273 Jane - I'm not kind at all. LOL - just calling it like I see it.


Thanks teej, I appreciate your prayers. You're a peach!

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (lwiT4)

274 We appreciate you Jane!

(((hugs)))

Maybe it's time to go on strike.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (qJtVm)

275 osted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (dUJdY)

That's really a nice thing to see.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (8+Ozj)

276 And grammie, prayers for you, hon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (JxYR+)

277 *glances around nervously*

Why, no. Why would you ask that?

LOL

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:45 AM (DMET3)

278 Well, we finally have sunshine after a week of ice, drizzle and cold. May actually take a walk later, bad foot or not. Will wear my special clod hoppers so hopefully keeps the pain at a minimum.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:46 AM (dUJdY)

279 Posted by: KWDreaming at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (mBmTz)

Iowa has hills?

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2018 08:46 AM (0+nbW)

280 Sorry for pity party. Exhausted and down in the dumps.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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When you're down in the dumps, this is the dump to be down in.

As soon as you get to Macon which doesn't take too long, you should be able to smell the barn. Next stop Savannah.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (9tO1t)

281 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (hyuyC)

282 Ah...where was I? Oh yeah, the flags. I have something of a collection. My pride is my dad's 48 star, that I put up on his birthday, which is June 14th, Flag Day.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

I have a ton of American historic flags like the First Continental, Moultrie, Guilford, etc. I used the for history lessons for the kiddos. I still fly them when the weather permits.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (+Tibp)

283 "She's in her 50's and her dementia is severe. Really bad. Breaks my heart for her, her incredible husband, and her boys."

It's a terrible thing. My family dealt with my grandmother's dementia for many years, and you're right--it's heartbreaking.

I can say this: Now that she's gone, I don't regret anything I ever tried to do to help her. I suspect you'll feel the same.

Hang in there!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (398bZ)

284 My husband actually criticized me yesterday for not "having a good time" being here. I'm walking around with a smile on my face, working my butt off for The Queen and her sister, and it's not enough.

He has forgotten that I came up here after his dad's surgery and took care of both of his parents when he and his siblings were too busy.

I'm too tired to even argue with him. But it hurts me deeply.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (JxYR+)

285 Thanks Jane. I plan to take this round like a Rock'em Sock'em Robot. Been doing this dance since I was in college. That's why I thought I could never have children, but God is good - He opened a window at just the right time. So I would feel stupid raggin' on Him now, after all He's done for me.


Still, it would be nice to put this wolf behind me.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:48 AM (lwiT4)

286 261: Sorry that you're having such a bad time. I don't think I could be so giving to the MiL and company. In fact I know I wasn't.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 08:48 AM (5gaNQ)

287 267 grammie, you are kind. I'm not. Just really tired. I really wish my husband would appreciate me just a tiny bit.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (JxYR+)

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He appreciates you! But if you need a token of appreciation, whatever form that may take, Be specific and direct. I think most guys need and appreciate being told. I myself am clueless.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:48 AM (EZebt)

288 Iowa has hills?

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2018 08:46 AM (0+nbW)
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Yeah, there's a stalk of corn that's a little higher than the others.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:49 AM (lwiT4)

289 Yeah, there's a stalk of corn that's a little higher than the others.

LOL!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:51 AM (dUJdY)

290 I have a ton of American historic flags like the First Continental, Moultrie, Guilford, etc. I used the for history lessons for the kiddos. I still fly them when the weather permits.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0
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I mentioned the other day that I have a Bonnie Blue flag, that I fly on Confederate Memorial Day.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9c7rvv2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:55 AM (cp1if)

291 I have a Bonnie Blue flag, that I fly on Confederate Memorial Day.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9c7rvv2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:55 AM (cp1if)
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And you've managed to avoid arrest?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:56 AM (lwiT4)

292 I am being tortured again today. Sunny out right now and supposed to hit 84F. Can't hit the porch rocker though due to prostate.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (mpXpK)

293 Book thread is up.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (qJtVm)

294 And you've managed to avoid arrest?
Posted by: grammie winger
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No one knows what it is, or they assume it is a Texas flag.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (cp1if)

295 I have a ton of American historic flags like the First Continental, Moultrie, Guilford, etc. I used the for history lessons for the kiddos. I still fly them when the weather permits.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0
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Do you have the "Say NO to Popery!" flag?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (qJtVm)

296 16 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.


http://tinyurl.com/y7gh6ffb
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)


Maybe he was from southern Norway.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 08:58 AM (sdi6R)

297 I mentioned the other day that I have a Bonnie Blue flag, that I fly on Confederate Memorial Day.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9c7rvv2
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

I have a Bonnie Blue that I try to pass off as the David Burnett on Texas' San Jacinto day.

Also, I have a flag flown by the Confederate Cherokees called the Cherokee Rifles. Imagine the Stars and Bars with 5 red stars inside the white star ring to represent the 5 Civilized tribes.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 25, 2018 08:58 AM (+Tibp)

298 Time for me to head out to Sunday School.

Safe trip Jane.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:59 AM (cp1if)

299 Books up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (mpXpK)

300 Iowa is a gorgeous state with lots of hills and trees and sparkling lakes, rivers and streams.

Now Kansas on the other hand is flat, ugly, maybe one tree every 20 or 30 square miles and absolutely no culture.

**this has been a public service announcement for all all the coastie libs who may be lurking**

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 09:01 AM (9razJ)

301 Hoorah! Hoorah! For southern rights Hoorah!
Hoorah for the Bonny Blue flag that wears the single star!

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (aC6Sd)

302 test

Posted by: test at February 25, 2018 09:13 AM (9q7Dl)

303 Libs love the Alabama flag, a red Cross of St. Andrew on a white background - totes raycis

Posted by: rammajamma at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (MCpv7)

304 Don't know what state you're in - if you're in Texas, they're going to find out that it's almost impossible to collect on an unsecured debt, even if one wins the lawsuit. Basically your car, your house, your bank accounts, and your first 70K of possessions (roughly) are all exempt from collection efforts. Which is why no one bothers suing unsecured debtors in Texas, not worth the effort.

other states, ymmv
Posted by: Tom Servo


Thanks. Yes, native Texan living in non-descript hidden bunker near West Central Texas. I think that is how most Texans came here originally--to escape debt in the early 1800s. That is also the reason I have told both debt holders to fuck off; the first for almost two years and the second starting Monday, because if they want to try and sue me for bills that they refused to get reimbursed for, well, go ahead. I'm 4 years out of a complete financial meltdown caused by family and a former employer and don't really care anymore anyway. I own my house and keep my money in a safe with little in the bank and a very anonymous hidden account or three elsewhere. The stupidest thing is that the first bill that refused and still refuses to get paid in any way but cash directly from me has tacked on "interest and penalties" every month for about 18 months. The bill was originally about $1300 and is now roughly $12,000 with their "penalties" (probably illegal). Yes, in 18 months they have hiked the bill that much. They could have gotten paid long ago but they were assholes.
It is now impossible for me to take them seriously even if they DID sue me.

Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (9/1J5)

305 Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2018 07:21 AM (QsL9e)

Some states will bar a "provider" [lord how I detest the newspeak of medical insurance] from collecting if they have failed to submit a claim to an insurer in a timely manner.

This failure to submit a bill is actually a revenue strategy. BOn secours ERs are notorious for "losing" insurance information they have collected. They then use a third party to maximize billing; it can get ugly.

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:31 AM (Sp1NT)

306 grammie, you are kind. I'm not. Just really tired. I really wish my husband would appreciate me just a tiny bit.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (JxYR+)


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Jane, from an unrelated middle aged husband of 20+ years who still hasn't figured out a lot of stuff:

Often we husbands just see things as jobs. It's what has to be done, so it is expected to be done. It's not meant to be hurtful or seem unappreciative. If there is oil to be changed then it's changed. If there is laundry to be done then it's done. It might be that it's not viewed as anything extraordinary even though it is in the strict "extra" and "ordinary" sense. To him it might be what family does and what friends do, and that's that.

A way to draw attention to it might be to suggest that it's been a big couple of weeks and maybe you could both have a nice dinner out as a way to unwind and relax. Take a movie home and enjoy a bottle of something you both like.

As a guy, he probably doesn't have any idea that he's coming across that way, so drawing attention to it in a way that doesn't involve both of you could be hurtful to him.

Thanks to all of y'all from all of us, btw.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - NRA, why aren't you taking gun free schools to the SCOTUS? at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (ks6bw)

307 With your Karl's Donuts you will certainly want a Manstein.

Posted by: grayishpanther at February 25, 2018 01:35 PM (ty9Ew)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/24/18 )

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(Born To Be ONT)


*****

Is your humble abode safe? I mean really safe? Everyday items that can kill the hell out of you.

Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

*****


More Valu-Rite research indicates that alcohol plays a much bigger role in causing dementia.

Narrowing in on the over 1 million patients newly diagnosed with dementia during that time, the researchers found that heavy alcohol use was a substantial risk factor for every common type of dementia, particularly early-onset cases caught before the age of 65. More than half of the 57,000 patients diagnosed with early-onset dementia—57 percent—showed signs of alcohol-related brain damage or were diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder at the same time.

All told, they estimated that people with diagnosed alcohol problems were more than three times likely to develop any kind of dementia earlier, and over twice as likely to develop forms of dementia not typically associated with alcohol, such as Alzheimer’s.

*****


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The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.


Whether he drowned or was butchered by cannibals he didn't go out with a smile on his face like his old man.


*****


Faith and veganism throw in some meat and a microwave and things don't work out well.

A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.

YouTube vlogger Mari Lopez, who touted her beliefs that raw veganism, juicing and faith in God cured her stage four breast cancer, succumbed to her illness in December after it spread to her liver, blood, and lungs.

Lopez, one half of the vlogging duo Mari & Liz, gained notoriety after she and her niece Liz Johnson claimed that faith in God and a vegan lifestyle was curing her cancer.

*****

Our world is too technologically advanced. How you ask? Smart dildo. And we aren't talking Charlie Brown's Dildo either.

You have never experienced this level of comfort before: adult webcam platform CamSoda has engineered a hi-tech dildo that will not only help you achieve robust orgasms, but will also hit up Domino’s and order a pizza for you after you’ve cum.

Unlike your dumb dildo, the so-called RubGrub has been equipped with an internet-connected button, which users can press to place a delivery for a pizza after a heated rubbing session.

*****

When you think of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau what comes to mind? For your humble and unopinionated Cob Douches gotta douche.

Bhaavna Arora, a bestselling Indian author, also chimed in, accusing Trudeau of wearing 'fancy dress' and saying she found it 'fake and annoying'.

Shekhar Gupta, founder of Indian newspaper ThePrint also mocked the Canadian Prime Minister, accusing him of 'running a week-long “election campaign” in India in fancy dress.'

*****


Celine Dion + Metallica = ?


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Are you Morons a little low on cash? The ONT's recommendation? Stop at an art shop, pick up some canvas and shop at a grocery store and buy some condiments.

However, another piece of “art,” appropriately titled Untitled, was bought for $46,437,500. As you can see, it resembles what would probably happen if a 2-year-old toddler was left on its own with a bottle of ketchup.


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Is she a successful entrepreneur? No. Is she a Genius Award Winner? Yes.

Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

I foresee a future without tanning for about 25 years.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Safer Spaces with Snowflakes.

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1 Dark in here...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:22 PM (3JQ/p)

2 Evening

Posted by: Bruce at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (8ikIW)

3 Who turned on the lights?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (3JQ/p)

4 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (e9G8E)

5 Nice road. I'll go get Thelma and Louise.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (9SkN+)

6 I don't like the way that cannibal is looking at Michael Rockefeller.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (9SkN+)

7 Bad news to Catholic morons in Colorado: I went to the service tonight and learnt the archdiocese had sent out an email... about Dreamers.

They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6FqZa)

8 United and Delta both gave in to the SJW mob today.

FedEx so far is sticking with the NRA.

A message in support to FedEx will greatly help, spread the word.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6nRrz)

9 Sorry to hear that boulder terlit hobo.

Sometimes the bishops get confused about their proper role in religious life.

Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (tr2D7)

10 I have been on that road. On my Panhead. ThanX! Mis Hum

McGyver, Out

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (5HYYq)

11 Nice pic MH. Makes me want to plan that road trip the missus and I have on our bucket list.

Thanks for the ONT as well!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (+ldAm)

12 Bon soir.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)

13 7 Bad news to Catholic morons in Colorado: I went to the service tonight and learnt the archdiocese had sent out an email... about Dreamers.

They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6FqZa)

If the dreamers are such outstanding and upright people they should go back to their shit hole countries of origin and make them outstanding and upright.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (3/sUh)

14 Hey! Top ten! Now to read the amazing amount of content

McGyver, Over

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (5HYYq)

15 *grunts*
*scratches*

Hey, an ONT!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (NWiLs)

16 Lopez, one half of the vlogging duo Mari & Liz, gained notoriety after she and her niece Liz Johnson claimed that faith in God and a vegan lifestyle was curing her cancer.


A vegan lifestyle didn't save Hitler's brain from ending up all over a painting of Frederick the Great.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (9SkN+)

17 Already an NRA Life member, but I feel like I should throw some more cash their way, to show support. Endowment is another $1000 though. Thats like, the better part of two Glocks...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (3JQ/p)

18 I don't care what anyone says, Justine Trudeau looked absolutely resplendent in qxyzir sari whilst in India...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (e9G8E)

19 Bon soir.
Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)



Bonas notchez.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (9SkN+)

20 Wanna bet this little Hogg jerk, the activist Parkland student, would be 180 on the school cop if the incident had happened in Sheriff Joe's old domain?

He's as hard left as his congresstwit, DWS.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (5OEn4)

21 Hey everybody.

I read the dangerous items list. Oh brudder.

Especially funny is the warning about umbrellas. Yeah, that's likely to happen. Another thing you should never do with an umbrella: slide one down your throat, and then hit the 'unfold' button. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)

22 I loves me some technology!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (gwPgz)

23 From last thread:

"Well, you had extra time to tour the Gut of Naples.



Your CO was misinformed. For all our technology, for all our
avoiding trouble, the Sea is always trying to kill you. And no mater
how big the ship, the Sea can be bigger at times.



I hope he did not get a follow-on command, or when he left there was no band.

Posted by: NaCly Dog"

When in Naples we were standing around outside one of the local bars, and an older Italian woman walked by and flashed her panties at us. One of the guys screamed "I'm blind!"

Different CO we had got a sailor killed by ordering him to work on a piece of equipment without proper safety interlocks. Elevator hatch cover ended up slamming down on the guy when he was half inside the hatch, and pretty much sliced him in two.

Same CO also has his wife come on board while in port. She walked up the gangway while he was waiting on the quarterdeck. In her hands she had a bouquet of flowers he had sent her. She threw them in his face, turned around, and walked back down the gangplank.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (w+Jhj)

24 A vegan lifestyle didn't save Hitler's brain from ending up all over a painting of Frederick the Great.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (9SkN+)


Warranty void if Russia is invaded.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (y87Qq)

25 I loves me some technology!
Posted by: Hrothgar


So we've heard.

Posted by: The NSA at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (eMKNe)

26 Whether true or not how ignorant is it for the CPAC guy to say on the radio that Steele was selected for RNC chairman because he was black. I want nothing to do with these retards.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (2DOZq)

27 Revoke ALL tax breaks for any airline corp defying NRA and use funds for school security.

Posted by: ha at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (MAstk)

28 Michael Rockefeller = Long Pig.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (2NqXo)

29 January Neatherlin- Stripper, or pole dancer name?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (5OO3x)

30 Did not Michael Crichton include the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in one of his books ? I mean somewhat "disguised, but... What was it. It was about globull warmening Help a Moron out

McGyver, struggling with his memory

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:34 PM (5HYYq)

31 Another thing you should never do with an umbrella: slide one down your throat, and then hit the 'unfold' button. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)


"He died doing what he loved..."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:34 PM (y87Qq)

32 If the dreamers are such outstanding and upright people they should go back to their shit hole countries of origin and make them outstanding and upright.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (3/sUh)


What am I missing here, MisHum? This seems like such an obvious solution!

Oh wait; the problem to the liberals is that we (almost) have a functioning society, but it just needs the richness of diversity to make it "better"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (gwPgz)

33 Two million umbrella deaths a year?

That must be in Russia where they use those polonium umbrellas.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (9SkN+)

34 It's a rainy night here in Ardsley NY. Unfortunately it's supposed to rain again tomorrow, our day off. Found a nice bar around the corner from our Airbnb. It's called The Quarry. Any NY morons ever been there?

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (fIn37)

35 @7 They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.
--------------------

1.) I don't live in Colorado
2.) I'm not Catholic

However, this strikes me as the perfect opportunity to go and demand that your congresscritter agree to build Trump's wall. I mean, that was the deal that Trump offered, wasn't it? Build the wall and he'd give the Dreamers a path to citizenship?

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (VAt5v)

36 Cicero, yup.

I think those umbrella deaths occur in the same neighborhood where people are always dying in a huge explosion, because a cartoon cat was trying to kill a cartoon mouse. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (eMKNe)

37
Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)

38 AshevilleRobert

Thanks for the reply.

Wow, your second CO had some real issues. I hope the XO and CMC got the rest of the crew through that bad patch safely. Sad about the sailor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (hyuyC)

39 McGyver, struggling with his memory
Posted by: Mcgyver
---
If you were the *real* Mcgyver, you would have build an device to research the Crichton book at distance using a orange crate, VW engine and a tampon to retrieve your answer.

Good Day To You Sir!!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (tr2D7)

40 >>>Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

Umbrellas, too. I know someone who had a close call with one.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (djCea)

41 \Naval Academy Rocked By Drug Scandal; Drug Ring Bought Cocaine With Bitcoin

Ten midshipmen were part of the elaborate scheme to supply midshipmen throughout the Naval Academy with powerful drugs including cocaine, LSD, and Ketamine.

https://goo.gl/2oq7hL

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gQ+h5)

42 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)


Congrats and may you have many many more!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gwPgz)

43 so sick of the term, "dreamers." they are fucking illegals. end of fucking story.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (KP5rU)

44 'Rockefeller?' Never heard of him, *urrrp*.

Posted by: An Asmat at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (5OO3x)

45 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)



You don't have much time left to buy her an Opel. Just avoid the ones with the manual transmissions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (9SkN+)

46 @33 Two million umbrella deaths a year?

That must be in Russia where they use those polonium umbrellas.
-------------------

Nah. It's all of the umbrella swords and umbrella guns built by Q Branch of MI6.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (VAt5v)

47 A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.

Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (NWiLs)

48 Are basketballs on the list?

Posted by: LeBron James at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (rctDH)

49 PDT has been tweeting away today. Nothing gets him down. My admiration for him grows by leaps and bounds everyday.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (jm1YL)

50 Good evening and hello fellows. Is the ONT early or am I Saturday? (Bangs head to straighten out speech circus)

Posted by: mindful webworker - virtually realish at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (3tLP6)

51 49
PDT has been tweeting away today. Nothing gets him down. My admiration for him grows by leaps and bounds everyday.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (jm1YL)

___
Anything noteworthy? I don't do the twitters myself.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (6nRrz)

52 Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gQ+h5)

I particularly like the number "ten" which sort of sounds like an endemic number!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (gwPgz)

53 Monument Valley! We are heading down that road next weekend, through Mexican Hat, UT, and then south.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (5OEn4)

54 So do we call Obama's handling of an umbrella an attempted assassination?

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (2DOZq)

55 *whew. they left us off the list*

Posted by: Tide pods at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (cp1if)

56 Americans are Dreamers too!

And Doers. We left the keys in a buggy on the Moon. Who else dreamed of doing that?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (hyuyC)

57 40 >>>Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

Umbrellas, too. I know someone who had a close call with one.
Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (djCea)

He is a muslim not a lutheran

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (3/sUh)

58 You may say I'm a dreamer,
'cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk...

Posted by: Juan Lennon at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (eMKNe)

59 Going to send in my membership money for the NRA. I imagine quite a few other folks will be doing the same. Haven't done so in a while but it's time.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (prxs+)

60 Cicero, s'appnin?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (xGMkv)

61 so sick of the term, "dreamers." they are fucking illegals. end of fucking story.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (KP5rU)


Nah, it's cool. "Dreamer" just means "in violation of federal law".

I know a guy who's a dreamer too. But, like, for tax evasion and mail fraud.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (y87Qq)

62 Used to have an Open Kadet. Cool little car with some pep.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (fIn37)

63 I saw a bad documentary on I think National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature. Not homo sapiens but homo not yet identified.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (+Tibp)

64 50 Good evening and hello fellows. Is the ONT early or am I Saturday? (Bangs head to straighten out speech circus)
Posted by: mindful webworker - virtually realish at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (3tLP6

Early.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (3/sUh)

65 Hadrian the Seventh

Party like it's your 4th Anniversary!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (hyuyC)

66 You may say I'm a dreamer,
'cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk...
Posted by: Juan Lennon at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (eMKNe)



Imagine would have been so much better with a mariachi music arrangement.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (9SkN+)

67 "Rockefeller? Tastes like chicken."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (eMKNe)

68 7 They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up
their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy
Dreamers.

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


What about separation of Church and state. They should lose their tax exemption.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (4fiCC)

69
I particularly like the number "ten" which sort of sounds like an endemic number!

Posted by: Hrothgar
....



If one of those midshipmen should happen to fall..



NINE midshipmen were part of the elaborate scheme to supply midshipmen
throughout the Naval Academy with powerful drugs including cocaine, LSD,
and Ketamine....

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (gQ+h5)

70 Is Pixy Misa going to tinker with the blog tonight?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (hyuyC)

71 Cicero, s'appnin?
Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (xGMkv)


Clickin' the keys like monkey on crack

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (9SkN+)

72 The cannibals also ate oysters when the ate Rockefeller.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (2DOZq)

73 That's Opel, damn auto cucumber.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (fIn37)

74 66: imagine would have been so much better nuked from space. fucking drivel. done by a dipshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (KP5rU)

75 47
A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.



Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (NWiLs)

___
While I love my wife very much one thing that drives me insane about her is her willingness to believe in the latest fad like gluten free or whatever the fuck. And we go through this conversation
Her: Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all sorts of thingsMe: It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oilHer: No really, people all over have proof that it worksMe: Then if it really works to cure (fill in disease name) then why isn't everyone with that disease buying this miracle cure and getting cured? Why isn't this miracle disease on the front page of every newspaper and the lead story on every newscast? Why isn't every doctor telling their patients about it?
Her: Why do you always have to be so negative about everything?Me: I'm going to walk the dog now.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (6nRrz)

76 Hey, Tony Pete! We all get forgetful as we approach 29. "State of Fear" SO, there. and I used a paperclip that appeared at the bottom left of my screen when I went to search.

McGyver, Over

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (5HYYq)

77 Aww!! Congrats Hadrian! Here's to many more!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (dUJdY)

78
I think I should just stop paying taxes and say that I just want to do more for America by investing it in businesses that provide the middle-class jobs we're told are so important. So, how about an amnesty?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (TK5zw)

79 Is Pixy Misa going to tinker with the blog tonight?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (hyuyC)


You forgot to include the "When"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (gwPgz)

80 I saw a bad documentary on I think National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature. Not homo sapiens but homo not yet identified.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0


I keep telling you cops, I didn't eat nobody!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (eMKNe)

81

Nightmares.

not dreamers.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (LATmp)

82 You know, seeking out cannibalistic tribes of savages with bones through their noses - literally - to hang out with might just not be the greatest idea.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

83 If CA can ignore immigration laws, can Texas ignore EPA rules on oil? Why the fuck not?

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (6nRrz)

84 Booze causes chronic b vitamin deficiency, especially of thiamine. Korsikoff's, they call it. Easily treated.

Lurv that top photo.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (fA1SL)

85 82 You know, seeking out cannibalistic tribes of savages with bones through their noses - literally - to hang out with might just not be the greatest idea.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

He could have just gone to Evergreen College.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (2DOZq)

86 I keep telling you cops, I didn't eat nobody!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (eMKNe)

What she said was technically true. But then a cavity search revealed the horrifying truth.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

87 all the streets are brown
cuz we live in them
I've been for a walk
and I'm on the lam
I'd vote democratic
If they'll just let me
california dreamer
here since i was 3. . .

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (xGMkv)

88
We left the keys in a buggy on the Moon.

Don't make a good boy go bad!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (IqV8l)

89 Monument Valley! We are heading down that road next weekend, through Mexican Hat, UT, and then south.

Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (mReZ/)

90 What about separation of Church and state.

Oh, this homily was a doozy. Pastor strongly implied that the separation of Church and state wasn't a thing. Jesus needs to be in the voting booth with us, he told us. "we are Catholics first" he told us. I swear I am not making any of this up.

One reason I am posting this here is in the hope there's another highway-36 church which has interpreted this bishop's email in a less awful fashion, or has rejected it entirely.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (6FqZa)

91 Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all
sorts of things... It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oil.

///

I know this conversation.

" That's what Big Medicine and their Corporate Drug Shills WANT you to think."

*pause*

* mouth noises *


" MONSANTO!!11!!"

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

92 I bought my new toy today. Went into Lowe's completely and utterly clueless as to what to buy. Some elderly gentleman working there asked me if I needed help. I pulled out my bullet casing and said yeah.. I need to drill a hole in the bottom of this. Can you tell me what tool I need that doesn't cost a fortune? He showed me what he said would work, then asked who I was planning on killing. I lol'd but had no idea why he asked me that. I just said.. I make jewelry I'm not planning on killing anyone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (dUJdY)

93 Bhaavna Arora, a bestselling Indian author, also chimed in, accusing Trudeau of wearing 'fancy dress' and saying she found it 'fake and annoying'.

========

No, it's not annoying. She should pull the stick out of her ass. Just enjoy it for the comedy. That goofy happy look on his face as he's all decked out like the Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi- it's priceless humor. Don't inject politics into it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (/qEW2)

94 90: find a new church or something. or, start your own.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (KP5rU)

95 Some traveling music...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=attPbjuxli0

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (djCea)

96 No way do I believe that 2 million people a year are killed due to umbrella accidents.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (RfzVr)

97 find a new church or something. or, start your own.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (KP5rU)



*fistbump*

Posted by: L. Ron Hubbard at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (9SkN+)

98 National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature.

Like what, a tribe of lost Denisovans?

The actual investigation found that the local New Guineans admitted to cooking and eating him. Guess NatGeo didn't like the implications for their narrative.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (6FqZa)

99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)

100 I know this conversation.

" That's what Big Medicine and their Corporate Drug Shills WANT you to think."

*pause*

* mouth noises *


" MONSANTO!!11!!"


Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

___
Heh. Yep. Up until a few years ago I had never heard of Monsanto. And now they are LITERALLY WORSE THAN HITLER!!

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (6nRrz)

101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.

Posted by: Ripley at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (NbRJx)

102 96
No way do I believe that 2 million people a year are killed due to umbrella accidents.


Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (RfzVr)

___
Are the assault umbrellas with the thing that goes up?

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (6nRrz)

103 99: a dildo glued to his forehead?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (KP5rU)

104 99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)

Workboots and a strap-on.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (D9v9b)

105 Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun
Posted by: Pete Seria
---
Uhhhhh. . . Pete.

Swinging steak?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (tr2D7)

106 103 99: a dildo glued to his forehead?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (KP5rU)

Look, a unicorn!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (D9v9b)

107 " MONSANTO!!11!!"
Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

See you been hanging with Neil Young and Daryl Hannah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (3/sUh)

108 bth, my church doesn't do stuff like that. it's online, too, if you're interested.

i hereby invite you. www. gdconline. org

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (xGMkv)

109 99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)



He would have to have a Subaru helicoptered in.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (9SkN+)

110 Justine's "crossing the Strait of Mytilini"?

I thought he already had...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (e9G8E)

111 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve

More importantly, what would his wife's boyfriend wear?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM (+Tibp)

112 *Plants Flag*

Let's all win together!

...wait?

I didn't Win?

Eat crap, Midgets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM (Ckg4U)

113 Used to have an Open Kadet. Cool little car with some pep.
Posted by: Traveling Man
------------

* recollects C&D project car 'J. Edgar Opel' *

Posted by: Tide pods at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (ZpfqO)

114 "You have never experienced this level of comfort before: adult webcam
platform CamSoda has engineered a hi-tech dildo that will not only help
you achieve robust orgasms, but will also hit up Domino's and order a
pizza for you after you've cum."

Domino's? Yuk!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (w+Jhj)

115 Justin Trudeau is the Johnny Weir of prime ministers.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (EzdLW)

116 Harry and Tonto starring Art Carney on TCM. Now.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (+Tibp)

117 justine trudeau is a spinner. no question.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (KP5rU)

118 Does it really make a difference who is the senator from Commiefornia? They will all vote the exact same way. Might as well just send a cardboard cutout of to DC and save taxpayers some money.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (6nRrz)

119 Swinging steak?

That's their claim to fame. Was featured on the show "Feasting on Asphalt" so we decided to stop there. Only 3 things on the menu. The cook looks like something straight out of Wagontrain. Good music too.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (mReZ/)

120 Eat crap, Midgets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM

*******

Hah!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (e9G8E)

121 i see you bastards started early this evening...


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (5kusT)

122 112; Slap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (KP5rU)

123 Top 125 and I read the content! Yes, I am just that good!

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (O6yAf)

124 Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)

Feeling better? Ya had me worried there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (hyuyC)

125 More importantly, what would his wife's boyfriend wear?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0
--------

The Paolo, he is an example of sartorial elegance, at all times.

Posted by: Paolo at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (ZpfqO)

126 thanks davidt. that's one of my personal favorites.

the silver bullet band

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (xGMkv)

127 Kylie Jenner might actually be a genius. I hope she shorted Snap hard before tweeting

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (6FqZa)

128 Get your prayer requests in now, as I'll be posting them in the Noon Eastern thread tomorrow.*

*Let's say that I'm not drunk.

home made gravy 71 at the hooya dot com.

Simplification in my nomenclature sock.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (Ckg4U)

129 any shithead that plays flute in a so called "metal" band needs to be crotch kicked into infinity. what a pile of shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (KP5rU)

130 Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

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Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

And as a year round sunblock user, the deeper question of the idiocy here is why do people go to tanning salons? Don't they know what UV rays do to you?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)

131 At least Nelson Rockefeller knew how to respond to dirty fucking hippies

https://tinyurl.com/hh9ucld

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O5Q3r)

132 true story: back in the day, when i first was out of 91Q school, i looked into getting a j*b as a pharmacy tech on one of indian reservations, so i could live in the 4 corners area...

one small problem: they would hire pharmacists from the real world, but the tech positions were all for indians

i wonder how much different my life would have been if the US government didn't discriminate in hiring practices?


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (5kusT)

133 MisHum, thank you for all this interesting content. You put out several posts each week, and I just wanted to tell you that we all appreciate you very much.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O6yAf)

134 Workboots and a strap-on.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (D9v9b)

I doubt Justin owns workboots and the boots would cover his faggy socks.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (4fiCC)

135 Therapy comfort dildos.

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (rdl6o)

136 It wasn't good, Salty. I'm okay.

Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (Ckg4U)

137 any shithead that plays flute in a so called "metal" band needs to be crotch kicked into infinity

Love ya chavez, no homo, but operatic / melodic / folk metal is(are) a serious thing(s).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (6FqZa)

138 Scary, black, assault umbrellas. We need to have background checks before anyone can purchase them And only if you're at least 21 years old.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (RfzVr)

139 Yes, umbrellas can be treacherous.

Ever since one tried to strangle me going through a gate, I always demand a Marine hold the umbrella for me.

Posted by: Barry "Man-i-lovv" Oblambo at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (3tLP6)

140
99: a dildo glued to his forehead?

A Gherkin and a Merkin

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (IqV8l)

141 Trudeau was wearing multi-colored striped socks at one of the power summits President Trump attended.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (xGMkv)

142 Well, went to watch the dogs run today, down by Mulcahy Stadium. The boy was at hockey practice so DH and walked down to the creek. It's the Open World Championship Sled Dog Race, part of Fur Rendezvous. 21 teams this year, and at 25 miles a day for three days, it's a sprint race. Those dogs just fly, with big grins on their faces. If you'd like to see photos, try:

https://tinyurl.com/ycuxs43a

I grew up around this, but my husband did not. He is always amazed at how quietly the sleds run by, at top speed. I suppose it is sort of like the first time you go flying in a hot air balloon, and you can hear everything anybody says on the ground because it is so quiet.

It was a lot of fun.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (NXsWM)

143 Man, what a 4-man men's bob final. Of course, ESPN carries the real story: the Nigerian (well, American) women's bobsled team.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (Cmp0w)

144 137: where?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (KP5rU)

145 Here's a nice photo I saw earlier. It shows a SpaceX employee setting up a camera before the Falcon Heavy launch.

https://pbs.tw___.com/media/DWkc0DkU8AEfekz.jpg

It gives you an idea of the size of that beast. Fully half of it is not even visible.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

146 Anyone else find that Puddles clown guy sort of creepy? And I'm not one of those people that are creeped out by clowns.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (EzdLW)

147 Slap - To return the favor , St Pertersburg Philharmonic doing theme from Magnificent Seven
https://youtu.be/6O08vVSFles

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (aC6Sd)

148 Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

I'd rather entrust my kids to clowns than to the joker who really needed that tan. Were there no red flags?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (6FqZa)

149 Substitute i m g for the underscore.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

150 skip intro

That is a disturbing story on the Midshipmen.

Personally, it was worse. I am sure I served under the Naval Academy Cadet Commandant (2nd in Command at the Academy) Captain Chadwick's father or grandfather! when he was a DesRon Commander. No, I'm not getting older. Denial, not just a river in the Sudan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:01 PM (hyuyC)

151
Scary, black, assault umbrellas.

With high magazine clips.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:01 PM (IqV8l)

152 since we have a request for operatic metal . . .

Obsidian Shell
youtube.com/watch?v=7Mr11ffa1qk

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:02 PM (6FqZa)

153 That is a disturbing story on the Midshipmen.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

My son has a high school classmate who's a senior at Annapolis. Yeesh.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 10:02 PM (+Tibp)

154 127 Kylie Jenner might actually be a genius. I hope she shorted Snap hard before tweeting
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (6FqZa)



Haaahahahahahaha!!!!!

Genius? Her dad, uh, mom, uh, producer? is cutting off his wang. The one that made her. How do you suppose that reflects upon her?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (NXsWM)

155 Celine Dion + AC/DC

Warning: this might give you nightmares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21iW_YMLvmU

Posted by: mark1971 at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (xPl2J)

156 152; I'll let Slap handle that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (KP5rU)

157 One of those was a MidshipWoman.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (2DOZq)

158 People do drugs in all walks of life, all professions, all colleges. It's not that shocking to hear Naval Academy students do it as well.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6nRrz)

159 146 Anyone else find that Puddles clown guy sort of creepy? And I'm not one of those people that are creeped out by clowns.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (EzdLW)

His shtick is weird.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (NWiLs)

160 Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O6yAf)

Blushes
Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (3/sUh)

161 Here is a tinyurl link:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd5wk7bv

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

162 here's one with a flute

youtube.com/watch?v=GDHOES9Td_k

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6FqZa)

163 "Wow, your second CO had some real issues. Posted by: NaCly Dog"

Issues? He had the whole f*ing subscription.

There's an interesting book, no longer in print because of legal action by the subject of the book, about a near mutiny on a destroyer escort during the Vietnam war. It's called The Arnheiter Affair.

The captain of that DE reminds me of that CO I mentioned.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (w+Jhj)

164 Unlike your dumb dildo, the so-called RubGrub has been equipped with an internet-connected button, which users can press to place a delivery for a pizza after a heated rubbing session.

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You don't even have to tip the delivery boy. He sniffs the bills and that counts as the tip.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (/qEW2)

165 Blushes
Thanks
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (3/sUh)

Ace needs to give you a raise!

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (O6yAf)

166 rickl

That's a good picture. Sure brings home the size of Falcon Heavy.

Did anyone talk about the Grumman satellite that was supposedly lost?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)

167 That vegan vloggers evil bullshit.

Posted by: Dang at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (v49Tn)

168 shep smith is quite adept on the flute.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (KP5rU)

169 People do drugs in all walks of life, all professions, all colleges. It's not that shocking to hear Naval Academy students do it as well.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6nRrz)


Sort of like why should we expect integrity from the FBI, DoJ, DoS or Congress, right?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (gwPgz)

170 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (/qEW2)

I doubt most young men today know what the aroma is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (3/sUh)

171 Wind-blown Umbrellas CAN and do kill; I was on a beach once when this happened. But NOT 2,000,000 people a year.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:09 PM (mc8++)

172 AshevilleRobert

Your poor crew.

I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with Holly Graf, for example.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (hyuyC)

173 MisHum, did you take that shot of the highway in Monument Valley? It reminds me of shots from the movie Electra Glide In Blue.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (EzdLW)

174

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced a new "deploy or be removed" policy that could affect up to nearly 300,000 service members who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months.

According to various estimates, between 11 to 14 percent -- or well over 200,000 service members -- of the 2.1 million personnel serving on active duty, in the reserves or National Guard are currently non-deployable on any given day, hindering military readiness.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

175 Puddles is extremely creepy!

The first time the youngest Zettaispawn saw a clown, she froze terrified and turned the most disturbing shade of ashen grey...

She's never been quite the same since, of course she was quite young at the time!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:12 PM (e9G8E)

176 I doubt most young men today know what the aroma is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (3/sUh)


Conor pup looked at me like WTF, I was laughing so hard!...

BUT, having said that "Sort of like soy, or so I've been told!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:12 PM (gwPgz)

177 Undoubtedly already noted: Drive north from Kayenta, AZ toward Mexican Hat, Utah to see the view above. The view is looking south toward AZ in Monument Valley. Seen in Forrest Gump.

Then go through Mexican Hat and turn left on UT 261 for a great drive up a mesa toward Natural Bridges National Monument. Trust me on this: don't drink when you do that road trip.

Posted by: RS at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (CNQqJ)

178 My local diocese bent over backwards to please the growing Hispanic population, seeing the solution to their money and priest problem. Then it discovered that Hispanics do not put money in the collection plate. The diocese has closed several churches in the past few years, many of them dedicated to serving the Hispanic population. The diocese also discovered that evangelism has been poaching their congregations right, left, and center.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (012yj)

179 The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.
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All cultures are equal right? Eating a guy because some OTHER guys who shared his skin color killed some of your people is normal...right?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (Z8FFX)

180 "Your poor crew.



I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands
several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning
about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with
Holly Graf, for example"

I'd recommend going ahead and reading it if you get another chance.

The bad captain was offset a bit by having a great XO, but then they both left at almost the same time and the new CO was great but the new XO was a real asshole.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (w+Jhj)

181 rnxx, rnxx, rnxx, it;s just an umbrella, rnxx, rnxx, rnxx.

Posted by: The Penguin at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (djCea)

182 Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (EzdLW)

I've been to the Monument Valley but it is not a photo of mine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:14 PM (3/sUh)

183 They did DNA tests and found Justin Trudeau is related to Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Isophorone at February 24, 2018 10:14 PM (HbXav)

184 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

185 diocese also discovered that evangelism has been poaching their congregations right, left, and center.
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*guilty*

Posted by: lin-duh at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (kufk0)

186 Wind-blown Umbrellas CAN and do kill; I was on a beach once when this happened. But NOT 2,000,000 people a year.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:09 PM (mc8++)


Not exactly an umbrella, but definitely a potential killer

be sure to read comment 1
http://tinyurl.com/y8v2wshy

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (gwPgz)

187 Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children
younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in
Bend while she was at a tanning salon.


All childcare facilities in Oregon, including a woman taking care of a couple of kids in her house, are licensed by the Child Care Division, now part of the Dept of Education.

From people I know who have worked there, it is one of the most disorganized non-functional state agencies outside of the Governor's Taskforce on Drought.

IF you smoke tobacco or have a firearm you are immediately barred from getting a license by the way. Convictions for drugs and domestic violence however are not immediate bars to licensing.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (2K6fY)

188 That Michael Rockefeller story reminded me of that scene in Independence Day where are the libs go to the top of the skyscraper to welcome the extra-terrestrials.

Talk about lining up to be a hot lunch.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (O6yAf)

189 Catwoman is the villainess on Batman on MeTV.

During the obligatory fight, Catwoman tells her female minion:

"Maybe I'll fix you up with Robin."
(pauses)
"No, he's too young. Boys at that age are only interested in baseball."


LOL






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (8iiMU)

190 It's raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock here in SW OH.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (N3JsI)

191 The Arnheiter Affair

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I read that many moons ago. Real life Caine Mutiny.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (+y/Ru)

192 somebody should look into muellers' dealing with hope solo. looks like dropped a mudslide on face. commie fuck.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

193 Anything noteworthy? I don't do the twitters myself.


Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (6nRrz)

The Dems released their memo this afternoon.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (FTXAT)

194 184 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

They intend to destroy him.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (O6yAf)

195 I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with Holly Graf, for example.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
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Well the COs name was Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter. Marcus Aurelius? Who couldn't see that was a meltdown in the making?

He should have had his ass beat every day in grade school, jr high and high school. Maybe he did - and therein lie the problem.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

196 166 rickl

That's a good picture. Sure brings home the size of Falcon Heavy.

Did anyone talk about the Grumman satellite that was supposedly lost?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)


It was a super secret payload, so nobody is allowed to talk about it.

SpaceX said that the Falcon 9 rocket performed properly, and that was all they could say. If the rocket had failed, they would have said so. It would not make sense for them to lie about a thing like that, because it would destroy their credibility among their potential customers, and ensure that they would never get another US Government launch.

The Zuma payload was built by Northrup Grumman, and if it failed after separation, that's on them.

I still suspect that the "failure" story is disinformation. I also think it's possible that the payload wasn't an actual satellite, but an experiment of some sort that wasn't intended to go into permanent orbit.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

197 John, is that an umbrella under your Macintosh, or are you just glad to see me?

Posted by: Emma Peel at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (djCea)

198 seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

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Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (+y/Ru)

199 Celine Dion + Metallica = ?

++++

Turd flavored ice cream comes to mind.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (pvjTE)

200 Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (Z8FFX)

See my sidebar link about the Muslim world

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (3/sUh)

201 Greetings fappers and fappees. Just flew in from a gig and boy are my arms tired.

Nice ONT, MisHum.

So, what have I missed?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (tRaq7)

202
IF you smoke tobacco or have a firearm you are
immediately barred from getting a license by the way. Convictions for
drugs and domestic violence however are not immediate bars to licensing.



Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (2K6fY)

The gun ban is likely unconstitutional. Virginia had to change its regulations for that very reason. Now licensed day homes can have guns so long as they are legally stored in accordance with state law.


Some states have barred people who own guns from being foster parents too.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (FTXAT)

203 They intend to destroy him.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (O6yAf)


And I truly fear they will succeed because of the imbalance of power!

The judiciary, the legislature, and the administrative state, all arrayed against the President.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (gwPgz)

204 Just got back from seeing the Black Panther superhero movie. It was okay. A good solid superhero movie. Basically it was Thor, but with black people.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 24, 2018 10:22 PM (+aYzf)

205 Well the COs name was Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter. Marcus Aurelius? Who couldn't see that was a meltdown in the making?



He should have had his ass beat every day in grade school, jr high
and high school. Maybe he did - and therein lie the problem.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

Marcus Aurelius is a kick ass name... my great-grandfather's name was Aurelius and my daughter plans on naming her first son after him.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (FTXAT)

206 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
***
Trump needs to go to Sessions and tell him that he doesn't care what the Deep State is blackmailing him over/make up if he fires Mueller.

And I expect they'll do a full Roy Moore/Ted Stevens/Robert McDonnell on Sessions if he does.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (Z8FFX)

207 Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (+y/Ru) /i]

More and more frequently, I'm beginning to think we did away with the death sentence far too casually!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:24 PM (gwPgz)

208 Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)


There's a horror movie called Dr. Giggles, starring Larry Drake.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 24, 2018 10:24 PM (+F0Wk)

209 A good solid superhero movie. Basically it was Thor, but with black people.
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Didn't they make one of Thor's buddies black?

I imagine the Norse of say 800 AD would have been a bit surprised.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (Z8FFX)

210 bth......walk away from the Catholic church.....quickly

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (mMeIQ)

211 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
Posted by: CM9000
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Of course he is. Just like Manafort. It's been the plan all along.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (ZpfqO)

212 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

That is well beyond what he is allowed to do. Prosecutors are not allowed to go on fishing expeditions when there is no probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (FTXAT)

213 Give Megan Marshack, the bimbo Nelson Rockefeller was banging when he died, a little credit. At least when bought, she stayed bought. I think her silence cost the Manhattan townhouse Nellie had her stashed in and 50 grand. Nobody even knows where she is now.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (O5Q3r)

214 And I expect they'll do a full Roy Moore/Ted Stevens/Robert McDonnell on Sessions if he does.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (Z8FFX)


Sessionzzz needs to take on for Team USA.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:26 PM (gwPgz)

215 one

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:26 PM (gwPgz)

216 So just for the full insanity of all this...

Hillary Clinton pays a British citizen to dig up dirt on Trump. This Brit colludes with the Russians to say Trump was colluding with the Russians.

And this launches an investigation of Trump for "colluding with the Russians" even though it has led to 0 charges of "colluding"...which isn't a crime...and a handful of charges against people for run of the mill, minor criminal offenses.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (Z8FFX)

217
Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings.

What videos did he rent from Blockbuster?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (IqV8l)

218 Genius? Her dad, uh, mom, uh, producer? is cutting off his wang. The one that made her. How do you suppose that reflects upon her?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (NXsWM)


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He's had it all removed for a few years now. It's all decomposed and returned to the ecosystem by now. That would be an interesting concept for a company: Olympic Fertilizer, Inc.

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

219 Gung Hay Fat Choy to all the Chinese morons!

Tonight is the Lunar New Year Parade in Union Square.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (EZebt)

220
Marcus Aurelius is a kick ass name... my great-grandfather's name was Aurelius and my daughter plans on naming her first son after him.
Posted by: redbanzai
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"Stonewall Jackson Fortune", an actual local name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (y3sT9)

221
Little Giggles Daycare -- no pedo vibe from that name, nosiree!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (pNxlR)

222 Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (Z8FFX)

Why it's almost like there is an entrenched administrative state inside the DC Establishment inside the entire Federal Bureaucracy!

Good thing we abandoned the Tenth Amendment way long time ago!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:29 PM (gwPgz)

223 "Stonewall Jackson Fortune", an actual local name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (y3sT9)

That is a super cool name too:-)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:29 PM (FTXAT)

224 Little Giggles Daycare -- no pedo vibe from that name, nosiree!

Drug the little tykes to sleep and then wake them up with a cattle prod.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:30 PM (tRaq7)

225 The Rass polling average has Trump at 50% approval, which means the real % is probably at least 55%.

It the Statists succeed in their war against Trump the shit will hit the fan.

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 10:31 PM (djCea)

226 tcn in AK

Did the work situation get resolved? Hopefully, it will and be positive for you.

Posted by: Agitator at February 24, 2018 10:31 PM (Ynkdd)

227 Sessionzzz needs to take on for Team USA.
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Well...we as a society need to stop the "Mooring" of conservative politicians.

I had hoped people had woke up when the false charges came up against Moore...after all people ignored the same sort of claims against Trump but...no.

My guess, btw, Sessions has a kid out there that isn't Ms Session's kid. And...I do not care...in the least.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (Z8FFX)

228 101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.
Posted by: Ripley



Hell hath no fury than unintended consequences scorned.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (pY+s4)

229 Give Megan Marshack, the bimbo Nelson Rockefeller was banging when he died, a little credit. At least when bought, she stayed bought. I think her silence cost the Manhattan townhouse Nellie had her stashed in and 50 grand. Nobody even knows where she is now.
Posted by: tu3031
--
From the first line of her bio in Wiki -

*Marshack worked on Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff*

I'll be she did!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (tr2D7)

230 While I love my wife very much one thing that drives me insane about her is her willingness to believe in the latest fad like gluten free or whatever the fuck. And we go through this conversation
Her: Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all sorts of things
Me: It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oil
...
Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (6nRrz)


========

Ok, I see I need to repost the Sid Caesar link from the previous thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpn4_QeS7w8

Just ask your wife to watch that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (/qEW2)

231 saturday night cheer...

@ BB

mexican president isn't coming to visit...boo hoo
reason: POTUS tells him they gotta pay for the wall.

love it

Posted by: concrete girl at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (SJBL7)

232 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings
-------------------------------------------------------------

So if he finds some financial impropriety from 2007 or 1998 or 1975, it means he colluded with the Russians in 2016?

Trump's approval in at around 50% . He should publicly call on Mueller to resign if he doesn't have anything pertaining to Russia.
If he doesn't resign, Trump should fire him.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (mc8++)

233
58
You may say I'm a dreamer,
'Cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk.


I hope some day to meet you,
When I am driving drunk.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:34 PM (pNxlR)

234 On a different tack...I see a bunch of companies and organizations working hard to deny people their 2nd Amendment rights.

If you had a similar cabal trying to suppress voting rights or something along those lines, wouldn't the government be doing something?

I'd love to see Trump announce that he's instructed Slumber'n Sessions to create a new task force to prosecute violations of 2nd Amendment rights...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:34 PM (Z8FFX)

235 the funniest thing happened.

at one of my jobs we got an internet order from a Mary -------who lives in brattleboro, vermont. for real.

Guess who I thought of?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:35 PM (xGMkv)

236 Were Justin Trudeau and Jeff Flake separated at birth?

Posted by: Kim Jong-fu at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (artIV)

237 Guess who I thought of?

Congolia Breckenridge?

/Carlin

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (tRaq7)

238 Flake is Castro's son too?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (mc8++)

239 Were Justin Trudeau and Jeff Flake separated at birth?
***
Flake is a shithead that sold his soul to the highest bidder. Trudeau is just a shithead.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (Z8FFX)

240 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)

===

Congratulations to you both!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 10:37 PM (EZebt)

241 Motivated by content in search of images of the twenty-five year old big daddy Nelson died in the saddle with I came across this fascinating site.

https://mindcontrolblackassassins.com
/category/nazis/

He weaves a conspiracy tale starting with Nazis through 1950 politicians participating in Satanic rituals including Rockefeller, the assassination of Donny Hathaway (he was hooked to a machine and the govt was sucking songs out of his head) all the way through Nikolas Cruz.

Never seen anything like it. It's a coke dream on steroids with complete sentences and photos.

Oh, yeah, Nelson died in the saddle in a CIA safehouse, her handler was the first called and Dr. Baden of OJ fame and CIA on call talent made the death pronouncement.

They ought to make a movie.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (AC18V)

242 Trump's tweeting about the release of the Democrat memo, and it's epic.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (mc8++)

243 Congratulations to you both!

Aww, congrats, y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (tRaq7)

244 shep smith is quite adept on the flute.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (KP5rU)


========

Flute =/= skin flute. Lots of manly men like James Galway and Jean-Pierre Rampal are flautists. Ok, maybe not manly, but not creatures like Shep.

I agree with you about metal, but if you're into classical, there are a lot of great classical flute pieces.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (/qEW2)

245 Caught some of the Olympic "Skating Gala". A Spanish kid was doing it. Well done, VERY entertaining. I'm glad I saw it.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (jTKIp)

246 Imsomniac, can you shoot me an email? Or me

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (yJ1e6)

247 ...(he was hooked to a machine and the govt was sucking songs out of his head)...

Well that certainly explains quite a bit, like rap and hip hop.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (tRaq7)

248 I thought Shep Smith's instrument of choice was a rusty trombone...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (e9G8E)

249 *Marshack worked on Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff*



I'll bet she did!

She did. She worked under him...

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (O5Q3r)

250 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (V3U1L)

251 booze every day:
live longer... remember less

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

252 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM


Hrothgar the reviews of that giant beach ball are hilarious. I can just picture the havoc. Reminds me of the reviews of the Hariboo sugar-free gummie bears.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (RfzVr)

253 tcn in AK, glad you're here!
I wanna hear what happened at your job too. Hope you beat back the bitch...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

254 the Planet Earth series is beautiful. drone photography, I'm thinking. But the photogs still have to hide cameras to get close to animals. I guess?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (xGMkv)

255 250 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.
Posted by: zibbly wibbly



Living is bad for your health. Go have a beer.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:45 PM (pY+s4)

256 Batman (to Catwoman): "Kissing is sometimes done every day, I'm told."

Robin: "Holy mush!"




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 24, 2018 10:45 PM (8iiMU)

257 Living is a contagious disease that results in death.

BTW, anybody else enjoy these Viberzi medication ads, featuring the gal in the skin-colored unitard? (She looks a lot like Kathy Griffin, but she's not her.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:46 PM (eMKNe)

258 booze every day:

live longer... remember less

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

Isn't thinking/remembering less why most people drink in the first place?

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 10:46 PM (4fiCC)

259 Drinking will allow you to live past 90. However, you'll have dementia.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:47 PM (mc8++)

260 It looks like Bushie Republicanism reared its ugly head at CPAC in the form of Mona Charen.

A National Review cruise would likely give that bitter hack just the catharsis she needs.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at February 24, 2018 10:47 PM (AZD0r)

261 Let's have some fun on a road just like the one in the top pic, shall we?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysQwrVAhAas

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (tRaq7)

262 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.

Alcohol also destroys your liver.

It's poison.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (O6yAf)

263 254 the Planet Earth series is beautiful. drone photography, I'm thinking. But the photogs still have to hide cameras to get close to animals. I guess?
Posted by: booknlass



I was watching some Youtube video of various clips from nature shows. It showed various wild kittuhs finding the hidden camera. It was funny. They had one where a Jaguar was hunting, it stopped, looked around and saw something that wasn't there before. It found the camera. The Jag pawed it a bit, sniffed, tried to eat it but it didn't taste good, got bored and left. If you owned or have dealt with cats before, the bored look would make you laugh. Its a kittuh universal look I guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:49 PM (pY+s4)

264 Russia - Germany gold medal hockey game coming up on NBCSN.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:50 PM (O5Q3r)

265 Puddleglum, my kitteh has fur the color of President Trump's hair.

tonight when I got home from work, she ran out the door and was nonchalantly strolling down the sidewalk, neat as you please.

she was leavin'. but I caught her.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:51 PM (xGMkv)

266 If one were to already have moderate-to-severe alcohol-induced dementia at 29, wouldn't that confer some immunity to succumbing to alcohol-induced dementia later in life?

Inquiring on behalf on an acquaintance!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:51 PM (e9G8E)

267
Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun

Posted by: Pete Seria

---

Uhhhhh. . . Pete.



Swinging steak?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (tr2D7)

Is that like dangling dinner?

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at February 24, 2018 10:53 PM (h7sWp)

268
They ought to make a movie.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (AC18V)


Got the music right here --
https://youtu.be/cphNpqKpKc4

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:53 PM (pNxlR)

269 wondering if ALH is really a Moron?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:54 PM (3/sUh)

270 Insomniac,

Shoot me an email or call sometime. Be well. I Can't find your phone number, I'm an idiot.

T

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:54 PM (yJ1e6)

271 That's my boy!

Posted by: Zombie Fidel at February 24, 2018 10:55 PM (Ndje9)

272 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967456309238030338

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967457526773112832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967458557628223488

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967459036676395009

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967459580178464768

Posted by: kbdabear at February 24, 2018 10:56 PM (eh0Va)

273
BTW, anybody else enjoy these Viberzi medication ads, featuring the gal in the skin-colored unitard? (She looks a lot like Kathy Griffin, but she's not her.)
Posted by: qdpsteve
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They make me queasy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (c/EDo)

274 101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.
Posted by: Ripley at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (NbRJx)


Quick, let's build a wall around California and watch the white liberal elite become a hated minority in a Third World country.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (sdi6R)

275 whoa, the episode I'm watching has 2 komodo dragons fighting. they're like crocodile dinosaurs!

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (xGMkv)

276 If you owned or have dealt with cats before, the bored look would make you laugh. Its a kittuh universal look I guess.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:49 PM (pY+s4)


Wolfs are wild, dogs are tame, but cats are only different in size.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (rnAwa)

277 Not a Moron.

An Ette.


Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (O6yAf)

278 Watching Kate Upton fall off that rock is almost as capitvating as the clip of Demi Lovato frolicking in the snow...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (e9G8E)

279 Mona Charen was was a "conservative columnist" back in the day. Now looks like a sellout.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (fgIHt)

280 kbdabear, you're a fine American.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (tRaq7)

281 Another article said Rocky died of low blood pressure - 70 over 25.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:02 PM (AC18V)

282 246 Imsomniac, can you shoot me an email? Or me
Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (yJ1e6)

Email shot.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (D9v9b)

283 Quick, let's build a wall around California and watch the white liberal elite become a hated minority in a Third World country.
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (sdi6R)


"California's New Apartheid System For 2023 Is Really Awesome And Benevolent, Here's Why"

Posted by: vox.com at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

284 OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all have fun and try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (tRaq7)

285
Mona Charen was was a "conservative columnist" back in the day. Now looks like a sellout.
Posted by: CM9000


She's been a proponent of open borders for a long time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (IqV8l)

286 Email shot.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------------
Ow! Ow! Ow!

Posted by: Email at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (c/EDo)

287 Kbdabear, you are a Great American. Not helping my sexual frustration, but a Great American nonetheless.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:05 PM (D9v9b)

288 286 Email shot.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------------
Ow! Ow! Ow!
Posted by: Email at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (c/EDo)

You had it coming.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (D9v9b)

289 Hah!

Still standing! was a 9mm with no punch.

Posted by: A wounded email but a still standing one at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (Fikbq)

290 Were there some money in that email, couldn't one call that a 'money shot'?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (e9G8E)

291 Gold medal hockey game and the place is half empty. PyeongChang must be getting killed financially on these games.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (O5Q3r)

292 Random question. How long before we start getting 'rons using the sockpuppet "Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt."

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (cAnNx)

293 291 Gold medal hockey game and the place is half empty. PyeongChang must be getting killed financially on these games.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (O5Q3r)

If I'm not mistaken, Olympic Games are typically a net drain on the local economy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:08 PM (D9v9b)

294 More Pantherian thoughts:

For a movie which has a promotional campaign bragging about how authentically African it is, they somehow had to use an Egyptian name (Bast) for the panther goddess and the Hindi name (Hanuman) for the ape god. Those were mostly-forgiveable errors back in 1966 when two guys in New York were creating the character on a deadline, but thirty seconds with Google would provide appropriately African names. Weird.

Also, I had to smile at one shot which showed American ghetto-style graffiti "tagging" in the Utopian African kingdom of Wakanda. I suspect the set dressers were going for some Black Authenticity, but it also comes off as a pretty hilarious bit of negative stereotyping. I mean, seriously: if you're gonna have that, why not also have King Tchalla and his court celebrate their victory with a fried chicken dinner?

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (+aYzf)

295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

296 You lookin' at me, bro?

Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (EzdLW)

297 but but but Mona Charen didn't say she was anti Trump because of open borders. She said it as all because Trump was a meanie pants against whamen and because Roy Moore was a 'credibly accused child molester'.

CPAC never should have let this worthless shill through the door.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (6FqZa)

298 296 You lookin' at me, bro?
Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (EzdLW)

*fires up outboard motor*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (D9v9b)

299 Mona Charen, like Kristol, Hayes, Boot, Goldberg, Rubin, Podhoretz and token WASP George Will, is a rabid #NeverTrumper.

Some commentator on this site nailed it when he/she said these people were never really conservative, but staked out a niche that allowed them to "play" the conservative on the liberal talk shows and periodicals and still be invited to the swell parties.
Trump exposed them for the phonies that they always were.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (mc8++)

300 Dishonored Wolf had a good takedown of Black Panther.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (6FqZa)

301 297 but but but Mona Charen didn't say she was anti Trump because of open borders. She said it as all because Trump was a meanie pants against whamen and because Roy Moore was a 'credibly accused child molester'.

CPAC never should have let this worthless shill through the door.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (6FqZa)



She's probably the speaker C-CUC was most excited to have speak.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (cAnNx)

302 292 Random question. How long before we start getting 'rons using the sockpuppet "Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt."
Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (cAnNx)

The wait is over.

Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (Qy9+s)

303 Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q.

Hollywood used to have a HARD ON for America. When I was growing up.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (+Tibp)

304 Twitter is a jerk. Wants me to log in to see anything.

Posted by: Delayna's deplorable tar and feather warehouse, call ahead to guarantee your order! at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (KNFU5)

305 *fires up outboard motor*

It is a party night!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (IcT7t)

306 Unfortunately White Water gives the perception of precedence.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (2DOZq)

307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.

Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

308 The wait is over.
Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (Qy9+s)

----------

Dugong it!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 11:13 PM (9SkN+)

309 Is that a photo 0r painting? I need that. Driving that twice. It is amazing.


I' pissed, Drunk and cant participate. Have a date with dad at 0730 with dad.

Posted by: Infidel at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (a3OL0)

310 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

Nowadays we just like young fici!

Posted by: Harveywood at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (Qy9+s)

311 307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.
Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

-----------

Chicken is for chumps.

Posted by: Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (9SkN+)

312 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (V3U1L)


========

That quote is kind of meaningless. All it says is that a large percentage of people with dementia had a history of alcohol abuse. It doesn't demonstrate any causal relationship between alcoholism and dementia. It's a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. I'm sure a lot of people with dementia are also right-handed.

It also doesn't take into account any percentages beforehand. If most people consume alcohol of course most people with dementia will be likely to have had a history of alcohol use. But it is absurd to infer any sort of causal connection.

For instance: let's say there are 100 terror attacks. If 51 are committed by non-Muslims out of a pool of 100 million non-Muslims and 49 are committed by Muslims out of a pool of 5 million Muslims, does that mean that being a non-Muslim means you are more likely to commit a terrorist attack?

No, the quote is dishonest because it does not adjust for the prior percentage of the sample before reaching the conclusion.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:15 PM (/qEW2)

313 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.
Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM
~~~~~

No biggie. They say we only use a small percentage of our brains anyway, so we've got plenty to spare.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:16 PM (HiDrR)

314 Rockefeller? I hardly knew him

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at February 24, 2018 11:17 PM (yScAF)

315 I'm not on Twitter, but i just go to @real Donald Trump's webpage and read his tweets.

I can choose to hide the crappy replies, too. and i do.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:17 PM (xGMkv)

316 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines. But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new thing.
I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

317 313 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.
Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM
~~~~~

No biggie. They say we only use a small percentage of our brains anyway, so we've got plenty to spare.



Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:16 PM (HiDrR)


Just go with the Buffalo Theory.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (cAnNx)

318 "California's New Apartheid System For 2023 Is Really Awesome And Benevolent, Here's Why"
Posted by: vox.com at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Posted by: Salon.com at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (Qy9+s)

319 311 307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.
Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

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Chicken is for chumps.
Posted by: Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (9SkN+)

I'll take a fried pork chop and some black eyed peas.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

320 Kate Upton defines 'more than a handful is awesome'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:19 PM (xJa6I)

321 Just go with the Buffalo Theory.
Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM
~~~~~

Exactly! Thank you, Cliff.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:20 PM (HiDrR)

322 316 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines. But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new thing.
I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.
Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

It ain't over.

Pressure goes both ways, I've already emailed the car companies. I'm cancelling my Delta flight on Monday.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:20 PM (xJa6I)

323 190 never enough caffeine

>> SW OH

If you're interested, drop me a line for info on the annual SW OH Moron Meetup:

swohmome at mail dot com

Posted by: ibguy at February 24, 2018 11:22 PM (vUcdz)

324 Something's up with the media's assault on the NRA... Most gun owners aren't members, and I don't believe the organisation is all *that* influential... 2A isn't going away even if the media should somehow "discredit" the NRA! I wonder what they're up to...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (e9G8E)

325 Schools should be designated Jello-free zones.

And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.



Posted by: hepcat at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (5b+Sr)

326 You can't boil his oysters! He's a friar Rockefeller!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:24 PM (ewxPW)

327 Yes, even the MSM here has been playing up all of the disappearing NRA corporate sponsorships as a huge victory for decency!

Assholes.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (ewxPW)

328 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)


And oddly enough, when movies like that were made, many foreigners used to look up to America as an example to emulate.

Now they view us as a cesspool of depravity. I wonder how that happened and who might be responsible?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

329 Yeah, zettai, but the NRA is the most visible. Politicians fear for their political lives when the NRA goes against them. If they hobble the NRA, it hurts all gub owners.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (QjpM/)

330 328 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

And oddly enough, when movies like that were made, many foreigners used to look up to America as an example to emulate.

Now they view us as a cesspool of depravity. I wonder how that happened and who might be responsible?
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

Commies, mostly.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (NWiLs)

331 325 Schools should be designated Jello-free zones.

And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.



Posted by: hepcat at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (5b+Sr)

There's no right to bear umbrellas, we should ban them outright!

Posted by: Umbrella control activist at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (Qy9+s)

332 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.

Alcohol also destroys your liver.

It's poison.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (O6yAf)


========

Fact: adults produce stem cells. Soon they'll figure out a way to replace brain and liver cells using your own stem cells so that you won't have to worry about destroying them through your lifestyle choices. So if your life seems to pressure you to make choices that destroy those cells in the short term, you can rationally go ahead and do so, knowing that there will probably be a remedy very soon that will solve the problem in the long term.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (/qEW2)

333 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something? Are those outside companies somehow propping up the NRA financially? I thought people joined the NRA for their beliefs. Am I mistaken? No sarcasm here, not an NRA member, just wondering.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)

334 How the West Was Won was shown on the "big screen" out in albuquerque a few years ago. loved seeing it that way.

TCM presented it, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (xGMkv)

335 333 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something? Are those outside companies somehow propping up the NRA financially? I thought people joined the NRA for their beliefs. Am I mistaken? No sarcasm here, not an NRA member, just wondering.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)

I'm an on-again, off-again member, but I've never been motivated by getting any discounts from third parties.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (D9v9b)

336 I'm perfectly willing to believe that lifelong high consumption of alcohol can have deleterious mental effects. How long, how much, what kinds of concentrations per unit of weight? You can get back to me in a few decades.
Until then, this is prohibitionist propaganda.
Makes prohibitionists go "yay." That's about it.

Computerized data and the "science" of statistics, being used as a weapon against liberty. No good can come of this for Science. Watch your step.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (H5rtT)

337 Russia - Germany gold medal hockey game coming up on NBCSN.

Was watching coverage of their celebration of making it past Canada. At first I thought it was old footage of winning a European championship or something. I hope they have something left for this game.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (Cmp0w)

338 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos. I always thought he was more of a pull start.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)

339 Those Asmat tribespersons, not one of them, has anything remotely resembling a friendly face.

Most of the faces have that I going to fix you up look.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (AC18V)

340 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something?
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)


No idea. Anecdotally, if you're a member of, say a credit union that's worth a wet fart in an elevator, you probably already have access to similar discounts. None of the NRA discounts I've seen are significantly better than what you'd accumulate by having a credit card and a pulse, being a veteran, having a parent who was a union member, etc.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (y87Qq)

341 yay

Posted by: prohibitionist, formerly exhibitionist at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (EzdLW)

342 Anyone watching hockey? The bad guys from Diehard vs the bad guys from John Wick.

I don't believe in unlikelihoods -- Russians wins 4-1.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (skuoa)

343 339 Those Asmat tribespersons, not one of them, has anything remotely resembling a friendly face.

Most of the faces have that I going to fix you up look.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (AC18V)

They do look like they're about to go full Green Inferno.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (D9v9b)

344 Best line in the German Russia hockey game so far is
Every time a Russian gets the puck there is a German ready to march in his face.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (0tfLf)

345 like it's the AARP or something?

I joined the NRA to join the NRA some years ago. Wasn't aware there were any discounts, but it's not like I ever looked.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (Cmp0w)

346 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something?
********************

They join NRA because their monthly glossy contains interesting articles and pictures of naked guns.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (AC18V)

347 Egyptian name (Bast) for the panther goddess

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In Steven Saylor's Sub Rosa murder mystery series set in Ancient Rome, our hero, Gordianus the Finder, is married to an Egyptian who has a pet cat named Bast. I never understood the reference.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (+y/Ru)

348 338 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos. I always thought he was more of a pull start.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)

Don't underestimate his lifelong desire to be the bride of some upstanding, traditional, brown man.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (tMFgx)

349 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)


Really, or are you just joking? 'cause I'm fairly certain only married women wear those.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (y87Qq)

350 On Alcohol: Our founding fathers never drank water.
The Puritans never drank water. It was all alcohol all the time.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (AC18V)

351 Oh, bitter for Germany....

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (Cmp0w)

352 (212) Republican=Probable cause. Just ask Blago. I have his address somewhere around here.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (RuIsu)

353 Like a katyusha rocket! Back of the net.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (skuoa)

354 Damn! Russia scores with half a second left in the first. Lead 1-0.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (O5Q3r)

355 I'm an on-again, off-again member,
That's what Rockefeller said!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:36 PM (ewxPW)

356 No idea. Anecdotally, if you're a member of, say a credit union that's worth a wet fart in an elevator, you probably already have access to similar discounts. None of the NRA discounts I've seen are significantly better than what you'd accumulate by having a credit card and a pulse, being a veteran, having a parent who was a union member, etc.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (y87Qq)

I get ALL the discounts!

Posted by: Unioized Veteran who owns a Credit Card, has a pulse and is a member of a CU, the NRA and AARP at February 24, 2018 11:36 PM (Qy9+s)

357 re the NRA, it's not about the cash, it's about the Othering. Teh NRA (and therefore all gub owners) are eeeevil! Pay no attention to the four BrCoward County occifers hiding in the parking lot! Listen to the wise young Red Guards survivors hating on Dana Loesch etc!

Are the collectivists waiting for something else to happen? They may not get the reaction they expect.

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 24, 2018 11:37 PM (bCWDq)

358 More congratulations to Misanthropic humanitarian!! Especially Grand picture and other stuff. Many thanks, and watch out for Javert, he is a wretched one and knows no satiation.

By the way, has no one else thought that Pelosi's "Let them eat crumbs!!" was an echo from Marie Antionette??

Posted by: Anne R. Abler at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (gRjsG)

359 Men wear them too.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (AC18V)

360 They'll probably lose but I have to pull for the Germans. "Business before pleasure."

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (ewxPW)

361 354 Damn! Russia scores with half a second left in the first. Lead 1-0.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (O5Q3r)

RUSSIA hacked the Olympics!!1!11!

Posted by: MSNBC Olympic Coverage at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (Qy9+s)

362 And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.

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The British had an empire then they became associated with umbrellas. There is no recovery once you get the bumbershoot monkey on your back.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (+y/Ru)

363 Men wear them too.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (AC18V)


I stand corrected. I'd never seen it except on married women.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:40 PM (y87Qq)

364 And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?

Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.

Also, umbrellas can make you look like a fucking idiot!

Posted by: Ex President Cock Curious at February 24, 2018 11:41 PM (O5Q3r)

365 I kind of expect some bombshell story about Hillary's health at some point before the end of Trump's second term.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 11:41 PM (rnAwa)

366 Umbrellas are deadly.

Probably NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5KGu_tofug

Posted by: The Umbrella Hat at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (itfg0)

367 Anne! that's very astute of you. I hadn't thought of that, but Pale and Lousy was acting exactly like Marie Antoinette with her crumbs remark.

I'm happy to read that someone in the crowd recently asked her how much she was worth.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (xGMkv)

368 Really, or are you just joking? 'cause I'm fairly certain only married women wear those.
No, men wear them too although not daily. I just saw an episode of the old British TV series, The Jewel in the Crown, and after going to a Hindu temple for prayers, both the half-Indian man and the white Englishwoman have a red dot applied to their foreheads by the Hindu priest.

I think it might have to do with caste status too but I'd have to look that up. (And might just do that now.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (ewxPW)

369 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a
shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real
problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental
companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines.
But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new
thing.

I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

All those companies are doing is driving NRA membership up and causing loss of income for themselves. They only accomplish something if they get NRA members... and gun supporters in general... to agree that the NRA is "evil". That is not going to happen so let them scream and tantrum.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:43 PM (FTXAT)

370 An umbrella almost killed Barack Obama.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:43 PM (+y/Ru)

371 I'm in the NRA solely because they are the most visible 2A protectors out there. F*ck any discounts. And I ponied up Life Membership when Holder tried his Fast and Furious gambit.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:44 PM (QjpM/)

372 I joined the NRA today! This FDR chap is going to turn this economy 'round!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:45 PM (skuoa)

373 Had to make sure. from wiki

From Vedic times, the bindi was created as a means to worship one's intellect. Therefore, it was used by both men and women. Worship of the intellect was so as to ensure that thoughts, speech, actions, habits and ultimately one's character becomes pure.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (AC18V)

374 The greatest single thing the NRA has ever given me is the groovy sticker I've on the back of the Family Truckster... When I drive through Ithaca, NY (Upstate Newyorkistan's little slice of San Francrisco) I quite revel in other drivers there flipping me off and blowing their horns at me!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (e9G8E)

375 Umbrella control NOW!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (eMKNe)

376 booknlass, I saw "How The West Was Won" in its first theater run. My mom took me, and my sister. I think she wanted us to see that palatial theater, because it was torn down for a parking lot not too much later. There was an intermission, and a huge theater pipe organ came up out of
the floor in front of the stage for a short concert by an organist who
was a local celebrity.

That film was made in Cinerama, and only played select theaters. It was just huge. You know what the impact of Imax is; imagine almost the same thing, with really good sound, too, almost 60 years ago, when few people had heard a stereo. The audience applauded during the film. Hell, they cheered.

If you can find one of the websites dedicated to the history of Cinerama, it makes an interesting read. Developed by, among others, the WWI fighter pilot who made King Kong. Merion Cooper. Quite an American.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (H5rtT)

377 Yes, I think the NRA thing is meant to allow virtue signallers to get 'ordinary' people comfortable with sneering at anyone in the NRA as an attack on all firearms' owners.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (ewxPW)

378 I joined the NRA today! This FDR chap is going to turn this economy 'round!
Dam you!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (ewxPW)

379 Redbanzai, agreed for the short term. But they are affecting tomorrow's pool of members. If the NRA is delegitimized, then we have lost a powerful ally.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (QjpM/)

380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

381 Oh, bitter for Germany....

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Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (+y/Ru)

382 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)


*vomits profusely*

Posted by: Everyone Everywhere at February 24, 2018 11:48 PM (itfg0)

383 Very quiet in the hockey stadium. I feel sorry for the Koreans, it seems like not many people made the trip.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:49 PM (K1sgG)

384 Ok, it's getting late. I'll continue my rant tomorrow. Pleasant dreams, fappers.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (QjpM/)

385 more high tech than pebbles I guess, Lena

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (6FqZa)

386 German-Italian collusion. Bach transcribes Vivaldi's concerto for four violins into a concerto for four harpsichords. Even back in the 18th century there was an Axis of evil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBKu4uCLbNo

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (/qEW2)

387 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (eMKNe)

388 The greatest single thing the NRA has ever given me is the groovy sticker I've on the back of the Family Truckster... When I drive through Ithaca, NY (Upstate Newyorkistan's little slice of San Francrisco) I quite revel in other drivers there flipping me off and blowing their horns at me!

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Don't they know that you are an armed psychotic killer?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (+y/Ru)

389 I kind of expect some bombshell story about Hillary's health at some point before the end of Trump's second term.

"Hillary Still Conscious!"

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (XA9IT)

390 Dam you!
Posted by: andycanuck
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ISWYDT

Posted by: The TVA at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (7ThJ3)

391 Redbanzai, agreed for the short term. But they are
affecting tomorrow's pool of members. If the NRA is delegitimized, then
we have lost a powerful ally.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (QjpM/)

I don't think they are doing that either... both of my kids (21 and 22) came to me separately and told me they wanted us all to join the NRA. Even some of the traumatized kids who are being used by CNN seem to be cottoning on to the fact that they are being lied to. In the end, this latest liberal attempt to destroy the 2nd amendment will end like all the others: with us angry but still having our rights and with them red faced and disappointed in life.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (FTXAT)

392 "Hillary sets all-time world record for most consecutive hiccups ever"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (eMKNe)

393 2nd period underway. Russia-1 Germany-0

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:52 PM (O5Q3r)

394 381
Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (+y/Ru)


Not. Much. Fun. In. Stalingrad.

Posted by: Mr. Hilter at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

395 Now that it's a little late btw, I guess I can share a little personal news. Not a joke either...

Finally got a car of my own, that I was able to finance on my own. 2016 Hyundai Accent hatchback, automatic. Really like it, and my monthly payment is affordable. It's also a former rental car, so I'm the first individual owner.

Happy day!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (eMKNe)

396 387 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (eMKNe)

*looks around nervously*

Posted by: Mt. Everest at February 24, 2018 11:54 PM (D9v9b)

397 *vomits profusely*
It's even worse. It was an open umbrella! A golfing one.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (ewxPW)

398 ...of course, a lot of that could be me wildly changing lanes with reckless abandon in Ithaca's dread 'Octopus' - Fulton St / Meadow St...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (e9G8E)

399 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?
Posted by: qdpsteve
------------

You know that 'new car smell', well....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (w1zJX)

400 Michael Rockefeller = Long Pig.

Rosie O'Doughnut = Fat Pig

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (+y/Ru)

401 397 *vomits profusely*
It's even worse. It was an open umbrella! A golfing one.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (ewxPW)

So there was room to spare.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (NWiLs)

402 A friend has one. Nice tight car with good acceleration and fuel economy. The backup video is cool.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (AC18V)

403 ISWYDT
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Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (ewxPW)

404 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (FTXAT)

Gaslighting only works until someone points out reality...

And Real Americans ARE starting to speak in public... you just won't hear the MEDIA giving them interviews.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (NgKpN)

405 . The backup video is cool.
Posted by: gNewt
----------------

We have those.

Posted by: Sexbot at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (w1zJX)

406 Don't they know that you are an armed psychotic killer?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:50

*******

I can only hope so!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (e9G8E)

407 Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.

The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

408 gNewt, thanks. No backup camera though. No problem, I've never had one before anyway so it's not like I have to get used to the lack of one. ;-)

One thing that *is* interesting about it... it has Drive "+" and a Drive "-" settings on the shift stick. According to the manual, it can be driven manually if it's in "-". Don't think I'll mess with that... or maybe someone here can explain it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)

409 395 Now that it's a little late btw, I guess I can share a little personal news. Not a joke either...

Finally got a car of my own, that I was able to finance on my own. 2016 Hyundai Accent hatchback, automatic. Really like it, and my monthly payment is affordable. It's also a former rental car, so I'm the first individual owner.

Happy day!! ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (eMKNe)

Congrats!

One of my friends has one. He likes it, best car he's owned.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (xJa6I)

410 Mark, thanks!
I've always liked hatchbacks. Part of my 1980s coming of age, I think. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:59 PM (eMKNe)

411 Stringer, no one cheered in Albuquerque while we watched it. but what an epic movie! I'll watch it any chance i get.


that's great qdp! congrats on your new car

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:59 PM (xGMkv)

412 How The West Was Won? I can still see the guy getting a face full of tomahawk. 35mm Technicolor. Morticia was in it too.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 12:00 AM (RuIsu)

413 booknlass, thanks!

Now I really do have no excuse to miss GNAMM II.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:00 AM (eMKNe)

414 'Rockefeller?' Never heard of him, *urrrp*.
Posted by: An Asmat

You know what they called it when they ate his testicles? Oysters Rockefeller!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:01 AM (+y/Ru)

415 The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:03 AM (4fiCC)

416 You know what they called it when they ate his testicles? Oysters Rockefeller!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:01 AM (+y/Ru)
.............
That is brutal, but funny!

Posted by: Tentotwo at February 25, 2018 12:04 AM (yhf6w)

417 One thing that *is* interesting about it... it has Drive "+" and a Drive "-" settings on the shift stick. According to the manual, it can be driven manually if it's in "-". Don't think I'll mess with that... or maybe someone here can explain it...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)


1. Very nice! May it serve you well. I've heard nothing but good things about Hyundai in the last ten years or so, same with ex-rental fleet cars.
2. Are you used to driving a manual? If so... maybe don't bother with the flippy stick shifter thing. I had a rental with one once and it was loads of fun until I clutched to downshift out of reflex... there is no clutch. Brake pedals make lousy clutch pedals when you floor them at 45mph :-/
Maybe I just can't be trusted to use automanuals.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (y87Qq)

418 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

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you lost it?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (vChNs)

419 The Russians have wider tracks.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (ewxPW)

420 415 The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.
Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:03 AM (4fiCC)

Numbers/Lend Lease won the war, for sure.

But the T-34 was legit good. Sloped armor, fast diesel engine, 76mm gun, low profile and...reliable.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (xJa6I)

421 hogmartin, thanks! I had a ton of people recommend Hyundai to me as well, including family members and co-workers.

Actually I've never driven a manual. Always automatics. I agree with you, I think I'll leave that 'feature' alone. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)

422 I got NRA Instructor credentials about 15 years ago, in a private tutorial that took about a week and was a little expensive, from a great old couple who went to a lot of trouble to accommodate the deadline I had. And the guy gave me an Instructor patch from the old days, recognizably different from the ones then current.

As I had retired from my career, I sewed in onto my service jacket, over the agency logo. Great jacket, still have it. And when people ask me if it doesn't spook people to see an NRA patch, I tell them that it's less scary than the embroidery it's covering.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (H5rtT)

423 I love the last pic. fucking warriors being fucking warriors.

But, gawdammit, we need to bring them home. Now. Right the fuck now. I am heartsick knowing our best Americans are shooting and being shot at for no good fucking reason.

Bring them the fuck home.

Seventeen years. 17. Fucking. Years.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (IMacf)

424 The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.

Posted by: X-ray
***************

Now they tell me.

Posted by: Sherman driver at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (AC18V)

425 Germany ties it up!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (O5Q3r)

426 Scary, black, assault umbrellas.

With high magazine clips.

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And things that go up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (+y/Ru)

427 418 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

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you lost it?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (vChNs)

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On this weeks "In Seacrh Of"...

Posted by: Leonard Nimoy at February 25, 2018 12:09 AM (vChNs)

428 I think they have a different crease rule. But let's see if the goal stands...

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 12:09 AM (jTKIp)

429 Goal is good. 1-1 halfway through 2.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (O5Q3r)

430 Now they tell me.

Posted by: Sherman driver at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (AC18V)

Yeah the Zippo nickname kinda sucked for you.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (4fiCC)

431 Seventeen years. 17. Fucking. Years.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (IMacf)

Yep... America is not at war...

Only the Military is...

Do what we need to do to win... or bring the Men home...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

432 I am heartsick knowing our best Americans are shooting and being shot at for no good fucking reason.
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They need a good reason, something pithy, succinct, like WE RULE THE WORLD.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:12 AM (AC18V)

433 Yeah the Zippo nickname kinda sucked for you.
Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (4fiCC)

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wasn't that the burnt Marx Brother?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:13 AM (vChNs)

434 Damn you Beethoven. Tchaikovsky Strauss et al. Why does every one of your songs I tackle on piano turn into a technical nightmare? Can't there be one piece that is not a fingering nightmare or just plain impossible?? It's as if they had seven fingers on both hands.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (NbRJx)

435 Actually I've never driven a manual. Always automatics. I agree with you, I think I'll leave that 'feature' alone. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)


If you aren't used to stomping a clutch pedal that's suddenly not there, it could be fun to use. From what I understand (at least in the Jetta I rented), you slide the selector over to the left from 'D' and it's in a parallel track, push up to upshift and back to downshift. Then slide the selector back to the right when you're bored with that and then you're back to normal auto mode.

But there's no reason to use it unless you want to make vroom-vroom noises on a twisty road or something, and you'll probably get slightly better mileage if you just leave it in 'D' and let the transaxle figure it out.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (y87Qq)

436 hogmartin, thanks! That makes sense.

Most likely I'll never use that feature. The one time I tried to learn a manual, it was a nightmare. Almost threw myself threw the windshield at least once... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (eMKNe)

437 Well, in Justin Trudeau's defense, his wife's boyfriend wanted to see her in that dress.

Posted by: Schoolbus Vegabond at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (Sl8ES)

438 threw through threw through threw through

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:18 AM (eMKNe)

439 No smoking around the Lee M3.
Did enough of that after eating an 88.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2018 12:18 AM (0tfLf)

440 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?

Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19 AM (IMacf)

441 Insomniac, I findley found your email. I'm an idiot.

Be well, if we don't talk tonight we can talk tomorrow.

Be well.

T

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 12:19 AM (yJ1e6)

442 Could Trudeau in India be the first head of state LARPer?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:20 AM (wPiJc)

443 Pug Mahon, yeah, funny co-inky-dink about that... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:20 AM (eMKNe)

444 Well, in Justin Trudeau's defense, his wife's boyfriend wanted to see her in that dress.
Posted by: Schoolbus Vegabond at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (Sl8ES)

The Paolo, he has discriminating tastes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:21 AM (IMacf)

445 One's truly not a motorist until he's learnt how to stir his own gears...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 12:23 AM (e9G8E)

446 Can you imagine what Justin Trudeau spends on recording equipment to keep up to date with that wife of his?

Posted by: Tentotwo at February 25, 2018 12:23 AM (yhf6w)

447 Zettai, I know how to use the stick shift that REALLY counts. Does that help?!? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:24 AM (eMKNe)

448 Shit. I have the angry Irish drunk thing going on. Ima gonna sit in the cold on my porch for a few minutes, then go to bed.

'Night Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:24 AM (IMacf)

449 I have the angry Irish drunk thing going on...

Shamrock shake + Jameson = fun

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:26 AM (eMKNe)

450 At about 13 I learned to drive manual transmissions on an old Ford 8n and a Willys CJ2A. Crashed the CJ2A into a tree. The fix was hooking a chain to the bent bumper and a tree and backing up.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:26 AM (4fiCC)

451 Wife shopping for a new pickup told the salesperson, repeatedly, she wanted a standard shift 4 speed (granny). He says I have but it's a column it's a little different but you'll like it.

He drives up and she gets in the drivers seat, he gets in the middle (I'm too tall).

The column is awkward for her but she depresses the pedal *note: the pedal* and pulls it down into low. HoKay, boys that's when I stiffen my legs on the floorboard and rest my hands on the dash.

She expected a standard and the clutch work when she attempted second gear gave the salesman quite a lurch.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:27 AM (AC18V)

452 This is impressive. Germany is not playing for silver.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 12:28 AM (ZM6hc)

453 Top picture:

I like big buttes and I cannot lie.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:28 AM (wPiJc)

454 Germany hanging tough. 1-1, end of 2.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:29 AM (O5Q3r)

455 Damn you Beethoven. Tchaikovsky Strauss et al. Why does every one of your songs I tackle on piano turn into a technical nightmare? Can't there be one piece that is not a fingering nightmare or just plain impossible?? It's as if they had seven fingers on both hands.
Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (NbRJx)

Or you can just play Piano Tiles on your iPhone like me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 25, 2018 12:29 AM (2DOZq)

456 Ever been to Butter Butte? It's a beaut.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (eMKNe)

457 Claire de Lune will break your heart.
I'm good for about 20 seconds of it, then, bad things start to happen.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (w7KSn)

458 If you aren't used to stomping a clutch pedal that's
suddenly not there, it could be fun to use. From what I understand (at
least in the Jetta I rented), you slide the selector over to the left
from 'D' and it's in a parallel track, push up to upshift and back to
downshift. Then slide the selector back to the right when you're bored
with that and then you're back to normal auto mode.




Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (y87Qq)

My Kia Soul has that too.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (FTXAT)

459 navybrat, that's how I am with Moonlight Sonata. . .

Posted by: booknlass at February 25, 2018 12:31 AM (xGMkv)

460 Get the butte.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (ewxPW)

461 I'd love to try driving a stick again.
Can't find a rental car that has one.
Damn sure not gonna BUY one...

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (w7KSn)

462 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?
Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19

I have no idea, but the leaders in the Dominican Rep. have always been the guys w/ the most white blood.

Take a look at the leaders of the NAACP.
It's almost like they are self hating as they chose the whitest guys. Go figure, I can't make sense of it. They need to explain it because a white guy like I can't.

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (yJ1e6)

463 Shamrock shake + Jenna Jameson = lotsa fun.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2018 12:33 AM (89T5c)

464 navybrat, maybe try renting a Mazda Miata? Might be expensive though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:33 AM (eMKNe)

465 Paddle shifters look cool.
My stupid Ford tries to go into OD as soon a possible. In the city it's turned off.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (AC18V)

466 Did we discuss where that top picture was taken? I'm guessing northwestern NM.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (wPiJc)

467 I believe the top photo is of Monument Valley, where John Ford shot many of his classic westerns.

Northern Arizona.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:35 AM (eMKNe)

468 My Kia Soul has that too.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (FTXAT)


Do you use it? I could never figure out if you're supposed to ease off the accelerator when you shift like a manual or if you're supposed to just keep the pressure steady like an automatic. Or how to downshift if a light turns red way up ahead. It just felt... odd, I couldn't get used to it.

In my defense, though, I only had it for a day and a half, and boy howdy I was lit up like Chinese New Year the whole time, tell you what.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (y87Qq)

469 Northern Arizona.

****

You may be right.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (wPiJc)

470 The Miata's were cool cars.
I knew a lot of people that drove them.
I'd love to rent a Mini Cooper with a stick.
Except for I'd probably kill myself, it would be great!

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (w7KSn)

471 Latest Hollywood bombshell: Caitlyn Jenner claims to have been repeatedly sexually groped by Bruce Jenner. The abuse apparently began when Caitlyn entered puberty, and continued until just a few years ago.

Posted by: Anagram Nation at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (BPTve)

472 466 Did we discuss where that top picture was taken? I'm guessing northwestern NM.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (wPiJc)

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Reykjavik

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:37 AM (9SkN+)

473 navybrat, oh man. I remember when the Miata first came out in the late 1980s. I don't think an automatic version was even available of it then. Guys were drooling over them... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:38 AM (eMKNe)

474 I'd love to try driving a stick again.
Can't find a rental car that has one.
Damn sure not gonna BUY one...

Posted by: navybrat
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I drove a Jetta. It wasn't fun. They have it hooked up to the computer so as soon as you start your shift the rpms drop like a rock and then if you attempt a speed shift bringing the rpms up proper just doesn't work. It's a nice car but you can't make it dance.

Are all standards that way and if they are can that feature legally be disabled?

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (AC18V)

475 When my kids were little, we didn't drug them and hit the tanning salon.

We tied them up then went to the bar.

What are people thinking these days?

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (WEBkv)

476 The Miatas were more like a very sophisticated sled.
With stick shift.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (w7KSn)

477 My Altima is a CVT and it has shifters like that. I used the low gears once for a noticeable improvement in the snow.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 12:41 AM (rnAwa)

478 You mean they have computer modifications to manual transmissions now?
What is the point, then?
The whole skill is to match rpms to clutch engagement for a smooth transition. Or not.
Why buy a car where a robot can over ride that?

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:42 AM (w7KSn)

479 Some Miata body conversions... but really nice ones:

https://www.simpsondesign.net/

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:43 AM (y87Qq)

480 I once owned a Rambler of early '60's vintage that had a hybrid transmission that could manually or automatically change gears...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 12:44 AM (e9G8E)

481 "Or you can just play Piano Tiles on your iPhone like me.



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth"

I might do that. I decided to finally learn piano a 3 or 4 years ago. I've come a a long way but it has really taken time away from drinking. Not sure it's worth it.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:44 AM (NbRJx)

482 Some Miata body conversions... but really nice ones:

https://www.simpsondesign.net/


He should hang out with these guys:

https://www.flyinmiata.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

483 My Altima is a CVT and it has shifters like that. I used the low gears once for a noticeable improvement in the snow.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 12:41 AM (rnAwa)


The new Maximas have a CVT that's supposed to mimic the sound and feel of a geared transmission when it's in sport mode (I don't know if they did the same with the Altima CVT programming).

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (y87Qq)

484 Are all standards that way and if they are can that feature legally be disabled?
Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (AC18V)

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Had a 2009 Cobalt SS Turbo. It was putting about 280 HP on the ground.

It had a cool feature called "No lift shift." Basically, keep the pedal mashed to the floor while shifting. No need to left off the gas as it wouldn't allow the engine to over-rev while shifting.

Ran that thing up to about 130 once. Might as well have been doing 75 for all the car noticed. Didn't get squirrelly or anything.

However, when you wind up changing tires about every 15K miles and a set of tires runs $1K, it takes the luster off.

Traded it for a truck.

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (WEBkv)

485 462 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?
Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19


Mexico's Presidential election is coming up in a mere matter of months.

The leading candidate is the far Left Obrador, who is so far gone that even the Leftmost of Mexico's three parties (the PRD) are opposing him.

How bad will it be if he wins?

Think a Mexican Hugo Chavez with millions upon millions of potential fifth columnists in "stolen" land that the Reconquista and La Raza people believe still is part of Mexico.

Look forward to "interesting times".

Posted by: The Deconquista Hat at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (itfg0)

486
Learned how to drive on a 44 Willys MB we put together courtesy of the gov't. Dad paid $100 for it surplus.

It had a winch and a fording kit, no PTO, though. I took that thing up hills I had to winch back down and through water just about over the hood. If you couldn't go with it, you didn't want to go in the first place.

We still had it when I went in the service in 60.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (S/hVx)

487 You mean they have computer modifications to manual transmissions now?
What is the point, then?
The whole skill is to match rpms to clutch engagement for a smooth transition. Or not.
Why buy a car where a robot can over ride that?

Posted by: navybrat
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It's all nuts. Got a rental Cruz and it kills itself at a red light. At every time you full stop.
It takes a real no driving genius to come up with that.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (AC18V)

488 475 When my kids were little, we didn't drug them and hit the tanning salon.

We tied them up then went to the bar.

What are people thinking these days?

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (WEBkv)


To be fair, knot tying is a dying art now-a-days...

Posted by: The Barrel Knot Hat at February 25, 2018 12:47 AM (itfg0)

489 Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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"They're nothing but a rabble of ignorant Indians" - Che Guevera

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w1zJX)

490 When I was in Austria I saw a car that was incredibly hot. Styled like crazy and a manual 6 speed. Probably a custom job.
I never saw it before.
Or since.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w7KSn)

491
It's all nuts. Got a rental Cruz and it kills itself at a red light. At every time you full stop.
It takes a real no driving genius to come up with that.
Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (AC18V)

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That stop-start business is a deal killer for me. I've had it on loan cars and it's a clumsy jerry-rigged solution that hardly saves any gas at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:50 AM (9SkN+)

492 Before the Day Of Threads With a Hungarian Theme concludes, Miklos presents to assist in all Hungarian related matter, quotidian or profound.

Allok ön rendelkezésére, vagy högyem vagy uram.

"I am at your service, whether Lord Or Lady".

People still use this old fashioned language in Ye Olde Hungary.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:51 AM (zCyNd)

493 Miklos!
Hello from one who has trod your fair city.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:52 AM (w7KSn)

494 Cars are just one more product that our overlords in Washington have forced into mediocrity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (9SkN+)

495 "They're nothing but a rabble of ignorant Indians" - Che Guevera

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w1zJX)

"Can't do math neither"

*of behalf of Ppf. Jay Guevara*

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (zCyNd)

496 In the last decade or so most of the cars that used to at least come with a manual - even if you had to hunt through every dealership in the area to find one or two that didn't have the automatic 'option' - don't any more. Camry, Maxima, Altima, 3-series, C-class, all of those can't be had with a clutch as far as I know. A few still offer it, but they're hen's teeth. Toyota 86, 370Z, M3 (last year for those)... that's all that comes to mind. And none of them are cheap at all, either to buy or to run.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (y87Qq)

497 Cicero, it would be nice if somehow Detroit could be allowed to make muscle cars again.

OTOH, my hunch is they'd be ridiculously expensive.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (eMKNe)

498 194: Sessions will have Rpsenstein look into this.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (5gaNQ)