Sunday Overnight Open Thread Holiday Christmas Party Edition (12/15/19)

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(H/T LadyL)

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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY

Quote I

This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse. — Clark W. Griswold Jr.


Quote II

"It was a perfect conversation. Absolutely perfect. I was simply talking to little Billy and asked him to keep tabs on his sister, Sally, who has been involved in some corruption. Who doesn't want to stop corruption? Did I offer Billy a new Nintendo Switch in exchange for his good behavior? Possibly. Am I planning on giving Sally coal because she's a little punk? Maybe. Where's my lawyer?"Santa Claus

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As we approach Christmas, there are oodles and oodles of Christmas movies. One of the classics can be seen here.


Yes Morons, it really is a wonderful life. It's A Wonderful Life (H/T Bluebell)

Don't care for It's A Wonderful Life, feel free to discuss these movies.


And yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

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The Christmas season is one filled with cheer and merriment, please be sure you follow the rules of party giving:

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Christmas Party Rules.

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Be kind to those who don't have all of the necessary items to celebrate the holidays.


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Thoughts about Christmas trees.

Always double check to see if it will fit in your ride and final destination.

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And choose carefully the ornaments for the tree.

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Is Santa Claus real? A topic you have to help your youngster with. Wish lists should be supervised.

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Christmas brings out the best in fashion ensembles. Let us discuss Christmas fashion.


A New Jersey farmer takes Ugly Christmas Sweater to new heights.

A New Jersey dairy farm's cows are going viral after they got into the holiday spirit by donning festive Christmas sweaters.

Becky Houze of Lodge Farm in St. Saviour teamed with tourism organization Visit Jersey to outfit five of her cows in the finest festive garb.


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A really bad sweater...........So bad you shouldn't wear it to the Ugly Sweater Contest at work.

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Are all those presents purchased?

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Wrapping them need not be a tedious chore with this fun game.

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THE ONT CHRISTMAS MUSIC INTERLUDE

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(This version suggested by Teresa in Fort Worth)


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Your tax dollars at work. Genius Award Winner.


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Now that's what you call a Christmas Bonus. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A Maryland company surprised its 198 employees with a $10 million holiday bonus on Saturday.


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

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire, AceCorp, LLC and The Grinch. Enjoy those Christmas cookies and Valu-Rite milk. Unwanted fruitcakes, candy canes and chocolate covered cherries to petmorons at gmail dot com.

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1 Early 1st

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 09:31 PM (aS1PU)

2 hiya

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (eozwC)

3 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (Y4EXg)

4 Blessed be MH for bringing us an early ONT

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 09:33 PM (YCZcq)

5 no way

Posted by: morigu at December 15, 2019 09:37 PM (0wMcV)

6 Santa has been reading your posts all year.

You're getting a Bible for Christmas.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:37 PM (eozwC)

7 whoa, early!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 15, 2019 09:38 PM (+wyMl)

8 Merry something, although I am not sure what!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 09:38 PM (BiNEL)

9 Nice MisHum.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 09:39 PM (K22Va)

10 The weather outside is frightening
The blog, it's so delightning
And since there's no place to go
Rent a ho, rent a ho, rent a ho

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 09:40 PM (XVuno)

11 Santa's been reading my posts?

Old Saint Nick must have absolutely no free time.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 15, 2019 09:40 PM (tVQUs)

12 #$$/÷%^_phone


Oh! Didn't realize the mic was on. Evenin MisHum and fellow horders.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 09:40 PM (aT8XW)

13 Santa has been reading your posts all year.
You're getting a Bible for Christmas.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:37 PM


Moronishly bookmarked at The Song of Solomon?

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (DMUuz)

14 hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: Jasper Moore at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (B+t5k)

15 How the hell did the wipers stay on?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (LOq4H)

16 Ho Ho HO

You better not cry
You better not shout
The ONT is
Finally out

Big Brother is watching you.
🎅

Posted by: mindful webworker - silly enough at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (ECLlc)

17 Earlybird ONT!

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

18 Our office parties are always held from 12 pm to 1 pm, and there is no booze. Just syrupy sweet punch, which has been known to put employees into a diabetic coma.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (eozwC)

19 11 Santa's been reading my posts?

Old Saint Nick must have absolutely no free time.
Posted by: Surfperch at December 15, 2019 09:40 PM (tVQUs)

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Actually, he gets an Executive Summary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 09:42 PM (XVuno)

20 Hope you folks enjoy
It was very fun putting together

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 09:43 PM (aA3+G)

21 What's Santa's hash?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 09:43 PM (t+qrx)

22 20 Hope you folks enjoy
It was very fun putting together
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 09:43 PM (aA3+G)

You're on Santa's "Good List"!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:44 PM (eozwC)

23 I got the kid's illustrated book A Die Hard Christmas as a holiday gift for my friends:

https://tinyurl.com/tyo97d3

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 09:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

24 Hope you folks enjoy

It was very fun putting together

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Always young man, always.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 09:44 PM (LOq4H)

25 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (JFzNN)

26 Good evening.

Posted by: Not Alfred Hitchcock at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (hkCNq)

27 Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (eozwC)

You need to spike it with some valu-rite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (aA3+G)

28 http://bit.ly/2EhGDNB
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Giuliani Drops Bombshells Revealing HUGE Money Laundering Operation Involving Bidens, Burisma - Records Show Prosecutor Investigating Burisma Was Poisoned

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (BqBId)

29 I suspect that the picture of people trying to get the tree onto the train is from Russia, in which case it would be a New Year's tree, not a Christmas tree.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 09:46 PM (I2/tG)

30 Good Evening
Posted by: wing at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (JFzNN)

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What are you, a Disney Princess?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 09:46 PM (XVuno)

31 My dad had a recipe for fruitcake.

It was delicious.

My kids never understood the joke about bad fruitcake.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (YCZcq)

32 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE EVERY LIKES TO RECEIVE MONEY. AND YET YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. IT'S NOT PERSONAL ENOUGH.

Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (DBGf/)

33 What's Santa's hash?
Posted by: hogmartin

(HoHoHo)

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (Y4EXg)

34 What a great ONT, MisHum!

I can't stop laughing!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (TdMsT)

35 "Santa and his herpes"

You know that's the gift that keeps giving all year long.

Posted by: Cousin Eddy at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (ykYG2)

36 You need to spike it with some valu-rite
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (aA3+G)

How many parts vodka to a gallon of syrup?

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:48 PM (eozwC)

37 What a great ONT, MisHum!

I can't stop laughing!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (TdMsT)

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Ugh. He'll be insufferable now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 09:48 PM (XVuno)

38 Ugh. He'll be insufferable now.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 09:48 PM (XVuno)

LOL!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (TdMsT)

39 You're getting a Bible for Christmas.

Can I get one in old Syriac? pre-Peshitta? I've been oh so very good this year.

Posted by: Cousin Eddy at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (ykYG2)

40 Has anyone else noticed that the elves in Polar Express are all male until the bossman flys away? Then and only then half the crowd become female elves.

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (VcFUs)

41 /sock

... but you knew who this was

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (ykYG2)

42 Santa has been reading your posts all year.



You're getting a Bible for Christmas.
IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I AM GIVING MY 40 YEAR OLD CHILDREN BALTIMORE CATECHISMS BECAUSE THEIR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION BACK IN THE DAY WAS SHIT.

Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (DBGf/)

43 SNF has the Newton (sp?) state champion football team on...cool!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (LOq4H)

44 > You're getting a Bible for Christmas.

Can I get one in old Syriac? pre-Peshitta? I've been oh so very good this year.
Posted by: Cousin Eddy at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (ykYG2)


You know how I know you're bth?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (t+qrx)

45 I saw Santa and his Herpes open for Chlamydia Jane at the Spectrum in '88

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 09:50 PM (3BoiW)

46 love all you guys
wish i had better presents

worst time of the year


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2019 09:50 PM (l9m7l)

47 37 What a great ONT, MisHum!

I can't stop laughing!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (TdMsT)

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Ugh. He'll be insufferable now.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 09:48 PM (XVuno)


1-Thank you.

2-Really?


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 09:50 PM (aA3+G)

48 I am currently in a hotel in Atlanta. There is a party going on somewhere and there is a low level bass thumping that has been going for 2 hours.

I'm losing my mind.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 09:50 PM (YCZcq)

49 Evening, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (OuZMr)

50 46 love all you guys
wish i had better presents

worst time of the year


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2019 09:50 PM (l9m7l)


This is a terribly hard time of year for so many, BC.

I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (TdMsT)

51 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I AM GIVING MY 40 YEAR OLD CHILDREN BALTIMORE CATECHISMS
Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (DBGf/)


I had to look that up just now, I had no idea that's a real thing. It sounds like a euphemism.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (t+qrx)

52 Good evening, onaniſts & onanettes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (7WaWV)

53 48 I am currently in a hotel in Atlanta. There is a party going on somewhere and there is a low level bass thumping that has been going for 2 hours.

I'm losing my mind.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 09:50 PM (YCZcq)

That's not a party. That's the traffic going past your hotel.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (eozwC)

54 48 I am currently in a hotel in Atlanta. There is a party going on somewhere and there is a low level bass thumping that has been going for 2 hours.

I'm losing my mind.
Posted by: Dave

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Dave, the AoS Moron Handbook clearly states that in this situation you are to seek out the party and invite yourself.

Even if it is the "Dykes on Bikes" Christmas Party.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:52 PM (Y4EXg)

55 28 Giuliani Drops Bombshells Revealing HUGE Money Laundering Operation Involving Bidens, Burisma - Records Show Prosecutor Investigating Burisma Was Poisoned.
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM

It would not be surprising if the entire US foreign aid operation has turned into a Democrat graft system. Trump should opine that the whole foreign aid system will be audited. The panic in DC would look like a Chinese fire drill.

Posted by: Not Alfred Hitchcock or GOPe at December 15, 2019 09:52 PM (hkCNq)

56 28 http://bit.ly/2EhGDNB
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Giuliani Drops Bombshells Revealing HUGE Money Laundering Operation Involving Bidens, Burisma - Records Show Prosecutor Investigating Burisma Was Poisoned


I would LIKE to believe it, but as with just about everything too good to be true, 48 hour rule. Maybe add another 24 because weekend.

Posted by: JEM at December 15, 2019 09:52 PM (8erNz)

57 51 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I AM GIVING MY 40 YEAR OLD CHILDREN BALTIMORE CATECHISMS
Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (DBGf/)

I had to look that up just now, I had no idea that's a real thing. It sounds like a euphemism.
Posted by: hogmartin

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HA! Nope, got one right here. Copyrighted 1963.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (Y4EXg)

58 31 My dad had a recipe for fruitcake.

It was delicious.

My kids never understood the joke about bad fruitcake.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (YCZcq)


Maybe the gungrabbers in VA and WA should instead start with new fruitcake restriction laws.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (sy5kK)

59 Good evening, Teresa!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (TdMsT)

60 We just love wild office Christmas parties!

Posted by: Trial Lawyers! at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (I2/tG)

61 I am currently in a hotel in Atlanta. There is a party going on
somewhere and there is a low level bass thumping that has been going for
2 hours.



I'm losing my mind.
I was on a business trip. I was staying at the Holiday Inn in Pretoria, South Africa. What with the jet lag and the disco across the street with heavy, heavy bass thumping, I could not get any sleep.

Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (DBGf/)

62 Another reason not to sit on that old guy's lap. HoHoHo. Thanks, MisHum!

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (UUkQp)

63 Even if it is the "Dykes on Bikes" Christmas Party.

You'll know for sure if you see Hunter Biden trussed up and thrown over a table

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (ykYG2)

64 It would not be surprising if the entire US foreign aid operation has turned into a Democrat graft system. Trump should opine that the whole foreign aid system will be audited. The panic in DC would look like a Chinese fire drill.

The fact that we had embassy officials shoveling taxpayer dollars into Soros pockets should be grounds for executions.

Posted by: JEM at December 15, 2019 09:54 PM (8erNz)

65 It would not be surprising if the entire US foreign aid operation has turned into a Democrat graft system. Trump should opine that the whole foreign aid system will be audited. The panic in DC would look like a Chinese fire drill.


Oh there are several other things that could be audited in this town that would cause much panic and flop sweat, not just foreign aid.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 09:54 PM (DR/Dl)

66 Giuliani Drops Bombshells Revealing HUGE Money Laundering Operation
Involving Bidens, Burisma - Records Show Prosecutor Investigating
Burisma Was Poisoned


Gonna be a shitload of suicides in the Ukraine, go long on sympathy cards.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 09:54 PM (LOq4H)

67 Keeping a fan on in the bedroom, making white noise, might help you sleep better.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (eozwC)

68 We could be helpers!
Just for one day...

Posted by: Santa's Heroes, xxxpes On Earth at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (wTGZG)

69 63 Even if it is the "Dykes on Bikes" Christmas Party.

You'll know for sure if you see Hunter Biden trussed up and thrown over a table
Posted by: boulder t'hobo



I've been told that cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (DR/Dl)

70 The panic in DC would look like a Chinese fire drill.

Just start prosecuting people for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

After all, we sent Maria Butina to prison for violating it - why not K Street lobbyists?

Posted by: Trial Lawyers! at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (I2/tG)

71 I totally should have crashed last night's Christmas party they had in the rooftop restaurant. The parking garage was so full everyone was parked illegally.

When I left the hotel this morning all of the cars were still there.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (YCZcq)

72 i miss Bowie so hard.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (ykYG2)

73 Unwanted fruitcakes, candy canes and chocolate covered cherries to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Can I interest you in some snowman poop?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 09:56 PM (aT8XW)

74
Even if it is the "Dykes on Bikes" Christmas Party.

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Just get a wig and claim to be one of the girls.


I guess this is one party you should keep your pants on for though!

Posted by: Obligatory at December 15, 2019 09:56 PM (WdocV)

75 If we're keeping count, I love It's a Wonderful Life.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 09:57 PM (2DOZq)

76 For a decent Christmas movie usually left off the traditional lists, watch We're No Angels with Humphrey Bogart.

Worst Christmas movie ever is the Ron Howard/Jim Carrey version of The Grinch.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 15, 2019 09:57 PM (nXVDR)

77 I have horrible news.

My wife has horrible taste in entertainment and is watching a Netflix show called Virgin River. It features Annette O'Toole, who now looks like Elizabeth's Warren's even more-drab sister.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 09:57 PM (38jed)

78 Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 09:56 PM (aT8XW)


No thank you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 09:57 PM (aA3+G)

79 After all, we sent Maria Butina to prison for violating it - why not K Street lobbyists?
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On the one hand the laws and process that the Deep State used to get Butin, Manafort, and Flynn should terrify them at the thought of some fair and general usage their of.


On the other hand they are pretty damn sure the laws will never be used against them...and based on the history I see why.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2019 09:59 PM (WdocV)

80 57 51 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I AM GIVING MY 40 YEAR OLD CHILDREN BALTIMORE CATECHISMS
Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (DBGf/)

I had to look that up just now, I had no idea that's a real thing. It sounds like a euphemism.
Posted by: hogmartin

Is it like a Tijuana bible?

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 09:59 PM (Dc2NZ)

81 Worst Christmas movie ever is the Ron Howard/Jim Carrey version of The Grinch.

Posted by: tankdemon



Marlo Thomas's remake of "It's a Wonderful Life.". Pure feminist dreck.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 09:59 PM (LOq4H)

82 Bad Santa is hilarious, but should be regarded as NC-17.

I liked Scrooged with Bill Murray too.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 09:59 PM (Cssks)

83 70 The panic in DC would look like a Chinese fire drill.

Just start prosecuting people for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

After all, we sent Maria Butina to prison for violating it - why not K Street lobbyists?
Posted by: Trial Lawyers! at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (I2/tG)


Wonderful idea. Maria was just a Russian gal wanting to buddy up with some Americans. She was not a government official of any kind.

What would happen to professional law enforcement agents or attorneys that took an oath to defend the Constitution?

What would happen to a man that was Vice President for 8 years and is now running for the office of President?

Oh, this is a really good idea.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:59 PM (sy5kK)

84 Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (7WaWV)

There you go, bringing erudition to the ONT again!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 10:00 PM (BiNEL)

85 Hunter is broke. Hasn't worked for a year according to reports. And now he went and knocked another one up.

His offspring shouldn't suffer this season.

For only $10, you can make a Hunter Tot's Christmas while the courts sift through his maze of financial woes.

Posted by: Toys for Hunter's Tots at December 15, 2019 10:00 PM (3BoiW)

86 My wife has horrible taste in entertainment and is watching a Netflix show called Virgin River. It features Annette O'Toole, who now looks like Elizabeth's Warren's even more-drab sister.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 09:57 PM (38jed)

I love this show, what are you talking about???

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 10:00 PM (eozwC)

87 48
I am currently in a hotel in Atlanta. There is a party going on
somewhere and there is a low level bass thumping that has been going for
2 hours.

I had to call on the neighbors next door when they said I needed new windows. Fvcking made me nuts. If you can't get away from it I can't deal with it.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 10:00 PM (K22Va)

88 72 i miss Bowie so hard.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (y

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He peaked with Bewlay Brothers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 10:00 PM (XVuno)

89 And for the record, I never got the appeal of A Christmas Story.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 10:00 PM (2DOZq)

90 36 You need to spike it with some valu-rite
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (aA3+G)

How many parts vodka to a gallon of syrup?
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:48 PM (eozwC)


Obviously you would have to eyeball it, because that is measuring the amount, which is a form of math.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 10:01 PM (sy5kK)

91 I watched Die Hard on a plane this past week.

I was kind of disappointed, that movie has not aged well.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 10:01 PM (YCZcq)

92 81 Marlo Thomas's remake of "It's a Wonderful Life.". Pure feminist dreck.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp

Never had the displeasure of seeing that one.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 15, 2019 10:01 PM (nXVDR)

93 Thank you, LadyL.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2019 10:01 PM (l9m7l)

94 MisHum, did you have a knee adjustment this week? If yes, how'd it go?

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (TAu/7)

95 Yeah pretty sure I'd be drunk within an hour with the Christmas drinking game. Thankfully the dog knows to stay downstairs but losing the tape and scissors? At least 7 or 8 times in 30 minutes. yep.. I'd definitely be drunk.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

96
Wonderful idea. Maria was just a Russian gal wanting to buddy up
with some Americans. She was not a government official of any kind.

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As an interesting point, if you started arresting Western/Central Europeans that come to the US attempting to influence domestic policy, would we have enough prisons?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (WdocV)

97 Worst Christmas movie ever is the Ron Howard/Jim Carrey version of The Grinch.

Posted by: tankdemon

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George C. Scott's rendition of A Christmas Carol is the greatest version ever put on film.

FIGHT ME

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (XVuno)

98 David Bowie was one weird, weird guy.

Great singer and decent actor...but not fully right in the head...


Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (WdocV)

99 And for the record, I never got the appeal of A Christmas Story.

Posted by: Easy Andy


BURN THIS WARLOCK!!!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:03 PM (LOq4H)

100
For a decent Christmas movie usually left off the traditional lists, watch We're No Angels with Humphrey Bogart.

Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Basil Rathbone and Leo G. Caroll.
And there was also a pretty young thing too Gloria Talbott

Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 10:03 PM (DBGf/)

101 6 Santa has been reading your posts all year.

You're getting a Bible for Christmas.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:37 PM (eozwC)

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I read the original caption to my wife and son, and my son came back with pretty much that response (he tacked on "because Lord knows you need one")

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2019 10:03 PM (CAJOC)

102 This year's addition to the Christmas Movie Collection if Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd.

Turn those machines back on!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 10:03 PM (eozwC)

103 Merry Christmas! Great party Mis Hum!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 10:04 PM (fNFgo)

104 jewells, how much snow? maholmes had a good time in it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:04 PM (KP5rU)

105 My wife has horrible taste in entertainment and is watching a Netflix show called Virgin River. It features Annette O'Toole, who now looks like Elizabeth's Warren's even more-drab sister.

Can't be any worse than what I just watched. Remember Master of the Universe? Yeah I watched that tonight. FML.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:04 PM (dUJdY)

106 89 And for the record, I never got the appeal of A Christmas Story.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 10:00 PM (2DOZq)


I feel the same way. Years ago, my husband I watched it for the first time with friends. Our friends thought it was the greatest thing they'd ever seen. I couldn't wait for it to end.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:04 PM (TdMsT)

107 Chavez.. didn't he though?? Didn't bother him a bit!! They looked great today. I think we got about 6 inches here. More tomorrow.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:05 PM (dUJdY)

108 "George C. Scott's rendition of A Christmas Carol is the greatest version ever put on film."

Surely you jest. Or maybe it's the liquor talking.



Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 10:05 PM (3BoiW)

109 My brother (the atheist) is a big fan of Jean Shepherd. Yeah, never really hit the funny bone for me either.

Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 10:05 PM (DBGf/)

110 George C. Scott's rendition of A Christmas Carol is the greatest version ever put on film.

FIGHT ME
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (XVuno)

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

I'm getting that version on Blu-ray for Christmas. Neither Netflix nor Amazon ever seem to have it.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2019 10:06 PM (CAJOC)

111 And for the record, I never got the appeal of A Christmas Story.

Is that the one where he wants the BB gun or something? Has a weird lamp in it.. shaped like a leg. Stupid movie.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:06 PM (dUJdY)

112 97
George C. Scott's rendition of A Christmas Carol is the greatest version ever put on film.

FIGHT ME
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Sacrilege!!!

Everybody knows the Alastair Sims version is the definitive rendition.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 15, 2019 10:06 PM (nXVDR)

113 107 Chavez.. didn't he though?? Didn't bother him a bit!! They looked great today. I think we got about 6 inches here. More tomorrow.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:05 PM (dUJdY)


Jewells!!!

We just got your snow here. Couldn't you have sent it west?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

114 maholmes is fun to watch. the chiefs are really lucky to have him. he seems like one of the good guys.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:06 PM (KP5rU)

115
And for the record, I never got the appeal of A Christmas Story.
Posted by: Easy Andy


I saw a Ralphie in his pink bunny suit as a six foot tall yard decoration.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:07 PM (aKsyK)

116 Drink more Ovaltine.

Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 10:07 PM (DBGf/)

117 97 Cicero

I'll fight.

Alistair Sims' version beats it by a mile. Best version ever made, or WILL ever be made.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:07 PM (Cssks)

118 111 And for the record, I never got the appeal of A Christmas Story.

Is that the one where he wants the BB gun or something? Has a weird lamp in it.. shaped like a leg. Stupid movie.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:06 PM (dUJdY


I'm so glad there are other people who think it's stupid. It's like they tried too hard for cheap laughs.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (TdMsT)

119 Is Battle of the Bulge a Christmas movie?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (2DOZq)

120 If we're keeping count, I love It's a Wonderful Life.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 09:57 PM (2DOZq)

^This^

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (TAu/7)

121 ''George C. Scott's rendition of A Christmas Carol is the greatest version ever put on film. ''

It's great but the Alastair Sim version is also memorable. It was the first version I saw as a child and Sim's Scrooge has stayed with me all these years.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (RueoN)

122 You know Homer, if the Alistair Sims version were in Hi Def with better audio, maybe people would like it.

Posted by: Abu the Quickie Mart Owner at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (DBGf/)

123 Diehard is a stupid movie. Bruce Willis is awesome and so is Alan Rickman and the guy who played the police officer. It's still a ton of fun to watch.

Haaans bubbeeee

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (a4qVe)

124 I turned A Christmas Story off once the kid started eating mashed potatos like a pig.

Buh-Bye.

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (3BoiW)

125 I have horrible news.



My wife has horrible taste in entertainment and is watching a
Netflix show called Virgin River. It features Annette O'Toole, who now
looks like Elizabeth's Warren's even more-drab sister.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 09:57 PM (38jed)


You done goofed. My wife is already asleep and I'm watching re-runs of of Space 1999.

Posted by: Laugh while you can monkey boy at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (2N7oZ)

126 Oh the fond memories when dad would bust out ' Debbie Does Dallas' slamming it into the VCR while wearing his favorite red leather thong.

Good times

Posted by: Parker Longbaugh at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (Pgcou)

127 George C. Scott's rendition of A Christmas Carol is the greatest version ever put on film.
FIGHT ME
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Um no. Just no. Everyone knows that Bill Murray's Scrooged is the bestest ever version.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (eozwC)

128
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Email Santa's helper ( Sock Monkey) jsims59tils at the gee mail place with your mailing address. I will see to it that a some consumable christmas cheer ( no alcohol ) makes it your way. Everyone should have a reason to have a little Christmas joy . You're on my good list partner. Seriously if you might enoy some huckleberry jam , spicy dilly beans and homemade salsa and maby a little something else send your mailing address. Promise I wont show up on your doorstep.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (aT8XW)

129 Oh, this is a really good idea.

Wait until Trump is reelected, and then indict the sons of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, and Mitt Romney, all of whom are up to their necks in dubious Ukrainian business transactions, for violating the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

The screaming would be hilarious.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (I2/tG)

130

Indiana police arrest man driving stolen car with fake license plate drawn in crayon on a paper grocery bag

https://outline.com/VGCZGc

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (aKsyK)

131
Uncle Harvey Weinstein:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7795439

He's pulling a feeble act, hobbling around on a walker, and says he's done more for women than any other filmmaker in history.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (f1Vqw)

132 I'd rather listen to Cynthia McKinney than watch A Christmas Story.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (Cssks)

133 How the hell did the wipers stay on?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (LOq4H)

Still juice in the battery. If the truck's engine was still running as it slipped into the water, chances are it got hydrolocked, and destroyed the engine. Truck may be a writeoff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (Ol3ZL)

134 for some reason, every time i would see bing crosby on tv, i wanted to shoot it. fucker really annoyed me. still does.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:10 PM (KP5rU)

135 91 I watched Die Hard on a plane this past week.

I was kind of disappointed, that movie has not aged well.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 15, 2019 10:01 PM (YCZcq)


Really?

I DVR'ed it many months ago, but a couple of nights ago, watched it.

I immensely enjoyed it. Just like I remembered from decades ago. And none of the explodey scenes were CGI, just good old-fashioned blow the chit up stuff.

Now, if we are talking Bruce Willis's hairline, or those women with Farah Fawcett hair, I would have to agree.

The first scene with Willis, and my thought was "geez, that guy has aged".

Then I thought, I am about the same age as Willis.

Thank goodness I had a glass of bourbon in front of me.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 10:10 PM (sy5kK)

136 Cicero

I'll fight.

Alistair Sims' version beats it by a mile. Best version ever made, or WILL ever be made.
Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:07 PM (Cssks)


You're both wrong. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol was the best ever.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 10:10 PM (aS1PU)

137 Oh the fond memories when dad would bust out '
Debbie Does Dallas' slamming it into the VCR while wearing his favorite
red leather thong.



Good times

Posted by: Parker Longbaugh


LOL! Oh dear, you just know in our current society this has happened...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:11 PM (LOq4H)

138 134 for some reason, every time i would see bing crosby on tv, i wanted to shoot it. fucker really annoyed me. still does.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:10 PM (KP5rU)



If you were one of Bing's kids, he would have beaten the shit out of you for saying this.

Or so the rumor goes.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 10:11 PM (sy5kK)

139 Sorry Ladyl!!!

Chavez.. Mahomes is an amazing talent and a genuinely nice kid. Just hope it doesn't go to his head.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

140 Email Santa's helper ( Sock Monkey) jsims59tils at the gee mail place with your mailing address. I will see to it that a some consumable christmas cheer ( no alcohol ) makes it your way. Everyone should have a reason to have a little Christmas joy . You're on my good list partner. Seriously if you might enoy some huckleberry jam , spicy dilly beans and homemade salsa and maby a little something else send your mailing address. Promise I wont show up on your doorstep.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (aT8XW)


It got awfully dusty in here, Sock Monkey.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:11 PM (TdMsT)

141 ''Remember the Night" with Barbara Stanwyck, Fred McMurray and a cast of great character actors is a lovely and touching Christmas movie.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2019 10:12 PM (RueoN)

142 I saw Santas Herpes open for the Butt Trumpets in 96 at Pine Knob

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 15, 2019 10:12 PM (SxBH1)

143 Is Battle of the Bulge a Christmas movie?

I prefer a "Ceausescu Family Christmas". (Nicolae end Elena Ceausescu were executed by an "informal" firing squad on December 25th, 1989.)

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 10:12 PM (I2/tG)

144 138: west coast, i've heard that too.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:13 PM (KP5rU)

145 I always liked this animated version of A Christmas Carol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN6IMZFwY50

It's grim and Dickensian in parts. Like Dikins!

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

146 the best version of Christmas Carol is the musical one with Albert Finney starring

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 15, 2019 10:13 PM (oAY8z)

147
As an interesting point, if you started arresting Western/Central Europeans that come to the US attempting to influence domestic policy, would we have enough prisons?
Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (WdocV)


Just put them in a tent at a Los Angeles homeless encampment.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 10:13 PM (sy5kK)

148
Who big-azz THOT is this:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7795651

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 10:13 PM (f1Vqw)

149
Um no. Just no. Everyone knows that Bill Murray's Scrooged is the bestest ever version.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 10:08 PM (eozwC)

--------

The best you can say about Scooged is, it didn't have any muppets in it.

Michael Caine, I'm looking at you, pal.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 10:13 PM (XVuno)

150 ''You're both wrong. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol was the best ever.''

LOL. I haven't seen that in years and years.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (RueoN)

151 really annoyed me. still does.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

The question is what doesn't annoy you big CH. Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (aT8XW)

152 LOL, Dickens, not Dikins.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (Dc2NZ)

153 Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (TAu/7)

Yes, I had arthroscopic surgery this past Tuesday on my good knee. It went well almost pain free

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (aA3+G)

154 Still juice in the battery. If the truck's engine
was still running as it slipped into the water, chances are it got
hydrolocked, and destroyed the engine. Truck may be a writeoff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



My thought was: Electric motor, under water, 10+ hours. If that's the case, I want one!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (LOq4H)

155 Also, Alistair Sim was a homo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (XVuno)

156
George C. Scott's rendition of A Christmas Carol is the greatest version ever put on film.

FIGHT ME
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 10:02 PM (XVuno)


fight you?

nah.

but I will pour you a bourbon.

'cuz you would be correct.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

157 Beckoning Chasm.. you ARE loved.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:15 PM (dUJdY)

158 A Charlie Brown Christmas., still my favorite.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:15 PM (aT8XW)

159 Scrooged is cute. Alistair Sims is classic.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:15 PM (Cssks)

160 147
Just put them in a tent at a Los Angeles homeless encampment.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Doesn't that violate the 8th Amendment?

Posted by: tankdemon at December 15, 2019 10:15 PM (nXVDR)

161 151; i didn't mention anyone else. yet.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:16 PM (KP5rU)

162 Just finished watching "Holiday Inn" with Crosby and Astaire. So much fun.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2019 10:16 PM (RueoN)

163 the best version of Christmas Carol is the musical one with Albert Finney starring
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 15, 2019 10:13 PM (oAY8z)


Albert Finney was a terrific actor. He played Tom Jones, Daddy Warbucks, Big Fish, and Hercule Friggin' Perot. He had range.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 10:16 PM (aS1PU)

164 143
Is Battle of the Bulge a Christmas movie?

Sure, but I preferred Battleground.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 10:16 PM (K22Va)

165 While You Were Sleeping is a cute Christmas-ishy movie.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (a4qVe)

166 A Charlie Brown Christmas is at least about the meaning of Christmas. Hard to think of any others.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (2DOZq)

167 I'm glad Tucker called French an unimpressive buffoon and a charity case. Spot on, and well-deserved. Motherfucker'd be panhandling if it weren't for his liberal donors.

The fact that he achieved rank in the Armed Forces scares the shit out of me, to be honest. He's a dimwitted mediocrity who wouldn't stand out in a crowd of one. That he was promoted, even once, speaks poorly of whatever institution permitted it to happen.

Should have been busted out before he made corporal.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (Adu0z)

168 132 I'd rather listen to Cynthia McKinney than watch A Christmas Story.
Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (Cssks)

Wow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

169 the sweater says "let it snow" right?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)

170 "chances are it got hydrolocked, and destroyed the engine. Truck may be a writeoff."


Why are they out there in the first place? The city is broke and here they are wasting money keeping a bike trail open in the winter. It's just stupid.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2019 10:18 PM (4thlk)

171
Yes, I had arthroscopic surgery this past Tuesday on my good knee. It went well almost pain free
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (aA3+G)



That is wonderful, MisHum!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

172 Sure, but I preferred Battleground.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 10:16 PM (K22Va)

The ending marching scene chokes me up every time.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 10:18 PM (2DOZq)

173 As an interesting point, if you started arresting Western/Central
Europeans that come to the US attempting to influence domestic policy,
would we have enough prisons?

___

HOW DARE YOU!

Posted by: Saint Greta at December 15, 2019 10:18 PM (WdocV)

174 166 A Charlie Brown Christmas is at least about the meaning of Christmas. Hard to think of any others.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (2DOZq)

---------

Elf has a great Christmas theme about sex out of wedlock.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 10:18 PM (XVuno)

175 My favorite Christmas movie is a tie. White Christmas and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I know.. weird.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

176 Just put them in a tent at a Los Angeles homeless encampment.


Smack Talk reviewed the latest Terminator movie, showed the dystopian "future LA" then showed a shot of current LA, hard to tell the difference.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:19 PM (LOq4H)

177 Harvey Weinstein's walker is the funniest prop since Ted Kennedy's neck brace. At least Weinstein didn't kill anybody so the Democrat elite is improving!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (ykYG2)

178 The George C. Scott version is the only one that brings a tear to my old hard-hearted eye.
An Susanna York is not hard to look at either.

Posted by: JAS at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (DBGf/)

179 152 LOL, Dickens, not Dikins.


that's not what Hunter said.

Posted by: Arkansas stripper mom at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (sy5kK)

180 175 My favorite Christmas movie is a tie. White Christmas and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I know.. weird.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:19 PM (dU


Those are two of my very favorites!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (TdMsT)

181 It went well almost pain free
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:14 PM (aA3+G)

Glad to hear it.

I'm still too chicken to get mine done.

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (TAu/7)

182 170 Why are they out there in the first place? The city is broke and here they are wasting money keeping a bike trail open in the winter. It's just stupid.
Posted by: lowandslow

Those kickbacks have to get financed somehow.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (nXVDR)

183 Yeah pretty sure I'd be drunk within an hour with the Christmas drinking game. Thankfully the dog knows to stay downstairs but losing the tape and scissors? At least 7 or 8 times in 30 minutes. yep.. I'd definitely be drunk.
Posted by: Jewells45

Showed that one to Mrs. Monkey. Her only comment was " good thing you don't drink anymore"

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (aT8XW)

184 'battle of the bulge'

the obamas' wedding night?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 10:21 PM (ykYG2)

185 Why are they out there in the first place? The city is broke and here
they are wasting money keeping a bike trail open in the winter. It's
just stupid.

The correct answer is Crook County for a billion dollars Alex.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 10:21 PM (K22Va)

186 177; saw that tonite, i'm still laughing at that fat ass rapist. looked like a total fucktard.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:21 PM (KP5rU)

187 See Ladyl? We have a lot in common!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

188
132 I'd rather listen to Cynthia McKinney than watch A Christmas Story.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (Cssks)



Wow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (aA3+G)










You'll shoot your eye out kid!


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Posted by: Cynthia McKinney at December 15, 2019 10:22 PM (2N7oZ)

189 New Jumanji is a hard pass unless you really like looking at Karen Gillan. Which I do, but the rest of the movie was meh. Only plus is the total lack of Lefty bs.

I could also do without the constant blasphemy. It's expected in Tarantino or a mob movie (still don't like it), but it's just there for its own sake in a "family" movie.

Posted by: ... at December 15, 2019 10:22 PM (7HyDs)

190 The barrel is racist!

Posted by: Cynthia McKinney at December 15, 2019 10:22 PM (2N7oZ)

191 One of the Scary Movie sequels had a scene where they showed a destroyed, burning Detroit, and then noted that was BEFORE the alien attack.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2019 10:23 PM (WdocV)

192 187 See Ladyl? We have a lot in common!
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 10:22 PM (dUJdY)


We really do!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

193 Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 10:20 PM (TAu/7)


My knee started acting up in spring and went to the doc. Figured he would say PT. No he ordered an MRI knee needed work, not a lot but it would have gotten worse. Glad I did it now.

The other knee? It's a POS after 6 surgeries

It's a risk reward thing. Do what you think is best for you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:23 PM (aA3+G)

194 The barrel is racist!
Posted by: Cynthia McKinney at December 15, 2019 10:22 PM (2N7oZ)


If it were, you would be there right now. Count your blessings.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 10:23 PM (aS1PU)

195 Indiana police arrest man driving stolen car with fake license plate drawn in crayon on a paper grocery bag

https://outline.com/VGCZGc
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:09 PM (aKsyK)

This happens all the time.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 10:24 PM (eozwC)

196
I've been told that cocaine is a hell of a drug.
Posted by: Puddleglum

Nope. Cocaine is just hell., period.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:24 PM (aT8XW)

197 New Jumanjiis a hard pass unless you really like looking at Karen Gillan.
___

The interwebs appear to have a clip of her wearing much less clothing.


Like....none.

Posted by: Some Internet Researcher at December 15, 2019 10:24 PM (WdocV)

198 184 'battle of the bulge'

the obamas' wedding night?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 10:21 PM (ykYG2)


I can't stop laughing!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 10:25 PM (TdMsT)

199 The ending marching scene chokes me up every time.

This country hasn't been the same since those guys were in their prime. RIP

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 10:25 PM (K22Va)

200 Home Alone even had a bit of religious themes in it.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 10:25 PM (2DOZq)

201 Why are they out there in the first place? The city is broke and here they are wasting money keeping a bike trail open in the winter. It's just stupid.
Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2019 10:18 PM (4thlk)

Agreed. That trail looks like a dangerous place to be. Barricade it off, and announce that any cyclists who ignore the barricades will not be rescued when they fall in the lake.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 10:25 PM (Ol3ZL)

202 p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; } is barely a barrel. that's the steam coming off the barrel.

come back to us when you copy the whole thread in here like CatchThirtyThr33 did earlier today (the doofus)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 10:25 PM (ykYG2)

203 Rent a ho, rent a ho, rent a ho

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 09:40 PM (XVuno)


That's prostitution, right? *BUYING* them is *trafficking*?
Asking for a friend and his lawyer.

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 10:25 PM (7hcwx)

204 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
OL? Middle linebacker?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:26 PM (LOq4H)

205 I'd rather watch Christmas Story than listen to Cynthia McKinney

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 15, 2019 10:26 PM (oAY8z)

206 Like....none.
Posted by: Some Internet Researcher at December 15, 2019 10:24 PM (WdocV)

I... I did not know that.

Posted by: ... at December 15, 2019 10:26 PM (7HyDs)

207 Home Alone is a remake of Die Hard.

Posted by: ... at December 15, 2019 10:27 PM (7HyDs)

208 I have a friend who really wants to see a naked pick of Karen Gillian

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 15, 2019 10:27 PM (oAY8z)

209 A police officer's least favorite license plate:

EXEMPT MILITIA

Oh, boy.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:28 PM (Cssks)

210 pic

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 15, 2019 10:28 PM (oAY8z)

211 My favorite Christmas comedy is ''The Man Who Came to Dinner". Still funny after all these years plus you get Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan in one movie.

''The Bishop's Wife'' Loretta Young. David Niven and Cary Grant. Can't go wrong with that cast.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2019 10:28 PM (RueoN)

212 Must watch Christmas movies at marinehouse: Three Godfathers and Donovan''s Reef. Who doesn't love a John Wayne Christmas movie?

Posted by: marinemom at December 15, 2019 10:29 PM (ep6ak)

213 Someone needs to outfit Chris collinsworth with a ball gag and handcuffs. Then introduce him to bubba.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 10:29 PM (PkVlr)

214 Even clothed she is something. Search Karen Gillan blue brick wall.

Posted by: ... at December 15, 2019 10:30 PM (7HyDs)

215 Must watch Christmas movies at marinehouse: Three Godfathers and Donovan''s Reef. Who doesn't love a John Wayne Christmas movie?
Posted by: marinemom at December 15, 2019 10:29 PM (ep6ak)


Donovan's Reef is a classic.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 10:30 PM (aS1PU)

216 I LOVE "A Christmas Story"! And "It's a Wonderful Life", too. And "Die Hard", as well, even though it's not a "traditional" movie about, well, you know, Christmas per se.

I seem to remember a movie called "Prancer" which was sort of good. And a TV movie with Ed Asner and Maureen Stapleton which hasn't held up as well, but I liked it at the time.

It was about a man who knew that he wasn't going to see another Christmas, and wanted all of his kids to be together one last time.

Kind of brings it home for me this year, since I know that this will be my last Christmas with my Mom (maybe my Dad, too, just due to his age).

I am visiting them this week.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 15, 2019 10:30 PM (suJ6w)

217 the sweater says "let it snow" right?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)
* * * *

I believe that is the intent. My question is: what is he holding in his right hand?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 10:30 PM (fNFgo)

218 Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:26 PM (LOq4H)

Job related then playing hoops in a BB game

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

219 Posted by: Nurse ratched


Nurse! Merry Christmas! And Happy Holidays! Oh, that goes for the rest of you too!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:31 PM (LOq4H)

220 He's pulling a feeble act, hobbling around on a walker, and says he's done more for women than any other filmmaker in history.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

Maby he can be Bill Cosby's new roomie.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:31 PM (aT8XW)

221 Agreed. That trail looks like a dangerous place to be. Barricade it off,
and announce that any cyclists who ignore the barricades will not be
rescued when they fall in the lake.

They pull dumb fucks out all year long. Wind kicks up and floods Lake Shore Drive. Still doesn't stop them. You'd think this country would run out of dumb fucks at some point.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 10:31 PM (K22Va)

222 "Dean Martin's Christmas at Sea World" is better tan A Christmas Story.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 10:32 PM (Cssks)

223 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Ouch. Hope thing improve!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:32 PM (LOq4H)

224 Hiya Rat!
*waves across Puget sound*

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 10:33 PM (PkVlr)

225 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/vx49daj

https://tinyurl.com/w5ctrhs

https://tinyurl.com/tcyws2e

https://tinyurl.com/ufa2kjm

https://tinyurl.com/qoqjxj4

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

226
Kansas dingbat makes giant dick on her roof with Christmas lights.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7794579

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 10:33 PM (NMAzL)

227 Hey everybody.

I think Alex, above, needs an exorcism for Christmas. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

228 yet.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

I'll let my friend know.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:34 PM (aT8XW)

229 Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:32 PM (LOq4H)

This last procedure was a wear & tear issue
Thanks for the well wishes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

230 AKARealDirty
SidneyPowell thinks there will be indictments in the next few months. She thinks there will have to be. She's also coming out with a new book.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 10:34 PM (BqBId)

231 They pull dumb fucks out all year long. Wind kicks
up and floods Lake Shore Drive. Still doesn't stop them. You'd think
this country would run out of dumb fucks at some point.


Posted by: dartist


But I was told the lake was shrinking! Cause globuul warmings dontcha know!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:35 PM (LOq4H)

232 That sumbitch Stevie Wonder has been lying to us.

Shaquille O'Neal is the latest to suggest that Stevie Wonder isn't really blind, telling a story about a surprising encounter with the famed singer.

. . . .

It's a true story,' O'Neal said. 'So, we live in a building on Wilshire. So you park your car and the valet's down there. So I'm already in the building, I'm coming through the lobby. Door opens, it's Stevie Wonder. He comes in, says, 'What's up, Shaq?' Presses the button.'

https://dailym.ai/35tkFTy


Damn shifty eyed bastard. Of course, maybe he's like that pinball wizard and has a highly developed sense of smell.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 10:35 PM (+y/Ru)

233 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/vprt53u

https://tinyurl.com/snbj7q4

https://tinyurl.com/wayhhtc

https://tinyurl.com/uawnuvq

https://tinyurl.com/yx6zf9t8

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 10:35 PM (qAR6u)

234 213; nurse, that's a christmas movie that would fill me with good cheer.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:35 PM (KP5rU)

235 Horde, for the new year, let's start up a betting pool.

Who's going to jail in 2020? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

236 Santa and his herpes.


Always welcome at Starbucks,

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 10:36 PM (ykID5)

237
Must watch Christmas movies at marinehouse: Three Godfathers and Donovan''s Reef. Who doesn't love a John Wayne Christmas movie?
Posted by: marinemom


Lee Marvin as the King of the United States.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:36 PM (aKsyK)

238 Not a Christmas movie, but, I'm sittin' here scrolling through the comments, while in the next room Mom and Milady are watching Sound of Music on commercial tv.

Mom says, "I have this on VHS without commercials. But I don't have a VHS player!" I can't stand commercial tv, so I just duck in to watch key scenes and otherwise enjoy the songs from a room away.
___

Mixed Nuts

Posted by: mindful webworker - bless my homeland forever at December 15, 2019 10:37 PM (ECLlc)

239 ''Donovan's Reef is a classic.''

Another wonderfully cast movie. Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden. Cesar Romero, Dorothy Lamour.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2019 10:37 PM (RueoN)

240 Horde, for the new year, let's start up a betting pool.

Who's going to jail in 2020? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)


Gun owners in Virginia.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 10:37 PM (aS1PU)

241 Kansas dingbat makes giant dick on her roof with Christmas lights.

Her name is Shelby Gash. Um.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 10:38 PM (ykYG2)

242
The Hallmark Channel is apologizing and reversing course after it had
pulled four commercials for the wedding planning website Zola that
featured a same-sex couple kissing during their marriage ceremony,
saying Sunday night that it hopes to reinstate the ads.


Hallmark CEO Mike Perry said in a statement:


Hallmark will be working with GLAAD to better represent the LGBTQ
community across our portfolio of brands. The Hallmark Channel will be
reaching out to Zola to reestablish our partnership and reinstate the
commercials.



Across our brand, we will continue to look for ways to be more inclusive and celebrate our differences.




Going the way of Chick Fil A. From standing up for your beliefs to full cave and joining the other side

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 10:38 PM (bUxgv)

243
Lee Marvin as the King of the United States.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Hmmmm, perhaps King of the North, or King of the North Pole in it's European release.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:39 PM (LOq4H)

244 Angels we have heard on high,
Urge us to go out and BUY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtZR3lJobjw

Posted by: Tom Lehrer at December 15, 2019 10:39 PM (U+yse)

245 it's hallmark. who in the fuck would miss that shit?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:40 PM (KP5rU)

246 The Hallmark Channel is apologizing and reversing course after it had
pulled four commercials for the wedding planning website Zola that
featured a same-sex couple kissing during their marriage ceremony,
saying Sunday night that it hopes to reinstate the ads...


I saw that commercial not on the Hallmark channel. I gagged and turned the channel.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 10:40 PM (aS1PU)

247 I'm so sick of no one standing up to the qwerty crowd. GFY is the only appropriate answer to these crazy fucks.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 10:40 PM (PkVlr)

248 i assumed hallmark was always a go-along-to-get-along corporation, and always rainbow-flag

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 10:41 PM (ykYG2)

249 I'm so sick of no one standing up to the qwerty crowd. GFY is the only appropriate answer to these crazy fucks.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 10:40 PM (PkVlr)
* * * *

Agreed!

And this transsexual business is not a lifestyle, it is mental illness.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 10:42 PM (fNFgo)

250

SCTV - Staff Christmas Party

https://youtu.be/sBRCbRtNuNU

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:43 PM (aKsyK)

251 Hallmark will be working with GLAAD to better represent the LGBTQ
community across our portfolio of brands



Hallmark status:

[ ] Happy to purchase and support


[x] Fuck those guys

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 10:43 PM (ykID5)

252 Lee Marvin as the King of the United States.

Great in that movie and all the war movies he was in. My uncle fought in the Battle of Saipan around the same time as Lee Marvin and I always wondered if they met or got drunk together.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 10:43 PM (K22Va)

253 Seattle and King County are bringing a little seasonal joy to their annual homelessness conference in a very special Seattle and King County way.

Last week, Seattle and King County leaders hired transgender stripper Beyonce Black St. James to perform at their annual conference on solving homelessness.

https://bit.ly/2EnebK2

Well, at least homelessness will be solved.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 10:44 PM (+y/Ru)

254 Going the way of Chick Fil A. From standing up for your beliefs to full cave and joining the other side




The love of money is the root of all evil.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 10:44 PM (ykID5)

255 Bing Crosby was the first entertainer to seriously break the color barrier, appearing with the Mills Bros. in public, when such things just weren't done.
He also sang a song about desegregation way back before it was anything nearly cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUE_Ploe0gk

Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 15, 2019 10:44 PM (w7KSn)

256 Hallmark will be working with GLAAD to better represent the LGBTQ

community across our portfolio of brands


Corporations of all types are committing suicide with this woke sh*t. I say... let them.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at December 15, 2019 10:44 PM (bFkYZ)

257

Shatner is trashing Hallmark over the LGBTQRM crap.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:44 PM (aKsyK)

258 i assumed hallmark was always a go-along-to-get-along corporation, and always rainbow-flag


"This portion of Muslim theater is brought to you by Hormel smoked bacon"

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:45 PM (LOq4H)

259
I never heard of this Zola company before. I'm sure targeting Hallmark with the commercial was all part of their plan to generate publicity for their scumbag selves.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 10:45 PM (bUxgv)

260 Comment #235 - who's going to jail in 2020?

No one. Discussion over.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 10:45 PM (PisyI)

261 Who knew that Goodfellas was a Christmas movie

youtube.com/watch?v=gCQRvfWvdt8

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 10:45 PM (qAR6u)

262 The love of money is the root of all evil.


Yep. Woke corp is going after the gaybucks. The problem is that the money they will make from a small percentage of lgbtabcdefg people will in no way make up for the money they lose from the normal people.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at December 15, 2019 10:46 PM (bFkYZ)

263 256; shibumi, correct. can't happen fast enough. and people here wonder why i'm pissed.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:46 PM (KP5rU)

264
Hmmmm, perhaps King of the North, or King of the North Pole in it's European release.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp


He was King of USA in a nativity pageant. One of the three kings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:46 PM (aKsyK)

265 I saw that commercial not on the Hallmark channel. I gagged and turned the channel.

Yeah, have to make lots and lots of movies to cater to the three percent of the population that is actively homosexual.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)

266
The problem is that the money they will make from a small percentage of lgbtabcdefg people will in no way make up for the money they lose from the normal people.
Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged


People here keep saying that but I wonder if we're just whistling past the graveyard of our dead culture.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 10:48 PM (aKsyK)

267 The love of money is the root of all evil.
Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 10:44 PM (ykID5)

When there's no currency, men become currency.

Posted by: ... at December 15, 2019 10:48 PM (7HyDs)

268 He was King of USA in a nativity pageant. One of the three kings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Heh, yes, I just happened to stumble across the other reference...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:48 PM (LOq4H)

269 shibumi, correct. can't happen fast enough. and people here wonder why i'm pissed.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:46 PM (KP5rU)
* * * *

You're pissed? (grin)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 10:48 PM (fNFgo)

270 What's two fags kissing got to do with a welding planner, anyway?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 10:49 PM (Ol3ZL)

271 Mean Girls was a Christmas movie

youtube.com/watch?v=h81UOjlFmMs

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 10:49 PM (qAR6u)

272 Sound of Music, I notice, has these familiar elements.

Clothes made from curtains. (Carol Burnett)

Singing while the cops Nazis wait for them, then escaping. (Blues Brothers)

Seems like I thought of a 3rd one, but forgot by the time I got to typing this... just two wasn't worth writing about. Oh, well.

Posted by: mindful webworker -I hate Illinois Nazis at December 15, 2019 10:49 PM (ECLlc)

273 270: exactly aop. fags don't weld. everybody knows that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:50 PM (KP5rU)

274 I am usually not a fan of new renditions of old classic Christmas songs, but I like that Mommy Kissing Santa Claus rendition.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 15, 2019 10:50 PM (1CjJc)

275 Scarface.
Best Christmas Movie Ever.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 10:50 PM (ykID5)

276 A Prayer for Owen Meany
Is a great Christmas book.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 10:50 PM (PkVlr)

277 In regards to Zola and their ads, last time I checked, television stations aren't obligated to contract with ANY company for advertising.

And I am so FUCKING tired of seeing lesbians in my living room (and if you know that I do NOT use the f-word, you might have an idea just how upset this makes me) every time I turn on my television set.

And my late daughter was a lesbian (who I always wanted to see in my living room)!

Lesbians are even rarer in the wild (by a ratio of around 3:1) than gay men - how about some proportionality in entertainment offerings?

***steps off of soapbox***

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 15, 2019 10:51 PM (suJ6w)

278 272: patton.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:51 PM (KP5rU)

279 "I'm so sick of no one standing up to the qwerty crowd."

555-118-2016, Acme has what you're looking for.

Posted by: The Quick Brown Coyote at December 15, 2019 10:51 PM (wTGZG)

280 Yeah, have to make lots and lots of movies to cater to the three percent of the population that is actively homosexual.

Posted by: The ARC of History!


One really wonders which genius at the meeting says: "Yeah, let's piss off our core demographic, and trade profits for the feelz."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:52 PM (LOq4H)

281 chavez the hugo,

Keep on being you. You have no idea how much you make me laugh!

Merry Christmas

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 10:52 PM (PisyI)

282 Howdy y'all. What's shakin? Made a pot roast tonight and I'm nibbling at The Leftovers before I go to bed. This is one of my favorite foods. Hope you are ahead of me on Christmas because I've got almost nothing done. Tomorrow might hang the lights if my sciatica cooperates.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 10:52 PM (4lkw3)

283 Across our brand, we will continue to look for ways to be more inclusive and celebrate our differences.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 10:38 PM (bUxgv)

Of course he thinks that'll settle it. But al Gayda is never satiated. They'll force Hallmark to become gayer than Bravo or Vice

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 10:52 PM (qAR6u)

284 The love of money is the root of all evil.


Yep.
Woke corp is going after the gaybucks. The problem is that the money
they will make from a small percentage of lgbtabcdefg people will in no
way make up for the money they lose from the normal people.


Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at December 15, 2019 10:46 PM (bFkYZ)


How many of the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ crowd watch the Hallmark Channel? So they are going to alienate their viewers to cave into people who probably don't watch the channel to begin with.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 10:53 PM (bUxgv)

285 four seasons, Merry Christmas to you too!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 10:53 PM (KP5rU)

286 I am usually not a fan of new renditions of old classic Christmas songs, but I like that Mommy Kissing Santa Claus rendition.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 15, 2019 10:50 PM (1CjJc)

Coming soon on the hallmark Channel: "I Saw Mommy Pegging Santa Claus."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 10:53 PM (Ol3ZL)

287 One really wonders which genius at the meeting says: "Yeah, let's piss off our core demographic, and trade profits for the feelz."

Particularly when you operate a network which is focused like a laser on heterosexual women wish-fulfillment.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 10:53 PM (I2/tG)

288 Hallmark has been rabidly anti-gun for at least 20 years now.

Every other degenerative trope follows from that one primary stance.

And I don't mean the gay as being the "degenerate" of whence I speak.

I mean the absolute Maoist practice of forcibly demanding that a society bend to it's whims, no matter what.

Go ahead and replace "gay" with *any* leftist stance, and the response from the Hallmarks of the world will be exactly the same:

Submit, or die.

That's their bottom line.

Rule .303 is mine.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 10:54 PM (QzJWU)

289 chavez the hugo,

Keep on being you. You have no idea how much you make me laugh!

Pretty sure when the position of Horde Press Secretary is created Chavez will be the near unanimous choice.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 10:54 PM (aT8XW)

290 Mommy Kissing Santa Claus



Thank goodness the kid didn't wait 20 minutes.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:54 PM (LOq4H)

291 Of course he thinks that'll settle it. But al Gayda is never satiated. They'll force Hallmark to become gayer than Bravo or Vice
Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 10:52 PM (qAR6u)
* * * *

Al Gayda - I like that. Might have to borrow it if you don't mind!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 10:54 PM (fNFgo)

292
Lesbians are even rarer in the wild (by a ratio of around 3:1) than
gay men - how about some proportionality in entertainment offerings?




Yeah, but here's the thing: gays (men especially) have a lot of disposable income because they don't have kids. Or wives. Or ex wives. So the wokecorps figure they'll get their greedy little hangs on that lifetime of gaybucks and live happily ever after.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at December 15, 2019 10:54 PM (bFkYZ)

293 How many of the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ crowd watch the Hallmark Channel? So they are going to alienate their viewers to cave into people who probably don't watch the channel to begin with.

Try having a gay James Bond movie, and see how well that does.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 10:55 PM (I2/tG)

294 Keeping a fan on in the bedroom, making white noise, might help you sleep better.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM


White noise app on the phone works good too.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 15, 2019 10:55 PM (r6GXX)

295

Shatner is trashing Hallmark over the LGBTQRM crap.



Shatner and Trump have a lot in common: Fuck you money, career security, and enough years that none of these mosquitoes can rattle them.

Posted by: Tom Lehrer at December 15, 2019 10:55 PM (U+yse)

296 How many of the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ crowd watch the Hallmark Channel? So they
are going to alienate their viewers to cave into people who probably
don't watch the channel to begin with.



True. But there are a lot of woke people in branding positions that can't do that cause/effect thing at all.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at December 15, 2019 10:56 PM (bFkYZ)

297 Sock monkey

Wouldn't it be great if chavez was President Trumps press secretary?

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 10:57 PM (PisyI)

298 There are some interesting stats on domestic violence and the gay community. All propaganda I'm sure.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 10:57 PM (LOq4H)

299 Al Gayda - I like that. Might have to borrow it if you don't mind!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 10:54 PM (fNFgo)

Why not, I stole it

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 10:58 PM (qAR6u)

300 Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 10:57 PM (PisyI)

I can hear him now, "Piss off fuck face"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

301 Coming soon on the hallmark Channel: "I Saw Mommy Pegging Santa Claus."

Scissor Me for Christmas.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 10:59 PM (ykID5)

302 Lee Marvin is hysterical in Donovan's Reef. Compare that to his role in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, where he plays one of the most evil villains in movies. He was an amazing actor.

Posted by: marinemom at December 15, 2019 11:00 PM (ep6ak)

303 Wouldn't it be great if chavez was President Trumps press secretary?


Just a skoosh more brusque than Sarah Sanders.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:01 PM (aT8XW)

304 Mishum, lol.

Listen up you ****wads, we are done with your shit. Get a real *ucking job

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:01 PM (PisyI)

305 The "lifetime of gay bucks" isn't going to last as long as these corporations think.

It's not like they are reproducing.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 15, 2019 11:01 PM (suJ6w)

306 Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 10:57 PM (PisyI)

I can hear him now, "Piss off fuck face"
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 10:59 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *

Love it! The press would be so triggered. Popcorn time!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 11:01 PM (fNFgo)

307 the horde is too kind. thanks all!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:02 PM (KP5rU)

308 Coming soon on the hallmark Channel: "I Saw Mommy Pegging Santa Claus."

"Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Sucking Another Dudes Cock"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:02 PM (ykID5)

309 the horde is too kind. thanks all!
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:02 PM (KP5rU)
* * * *

Don't ever change!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 11:03 PM (fNFgo)

310 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 11:01 PM (fNFgo)


Bald cue ball power bottom Tater Stelter fainting and coming to in tears

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

311 Coming soon on the hallmark Channel: "I Saw Mommy Pegging Santa Claus."

Half the children in Little Rock have seen that

Posted by: Ho ho Hunter at December 15, 2019 11:04 PM (ykYG2)

312 the only movie lee marvin was in that disappointed me was, paint your wagon. dude didn't deserve that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:04 PM (KP5rU)

313 Lee Marvin is hysterical in Donovan's Reef. Compare that to his role in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, where he plays one of the most evil villains in movies. He was an amazing actor.

-
And his Academy Award for Cat Ballou, a good movie even if it does star Miss Hanoi Honey of 1972.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 11:04 PM (+y/Ru)

314 It's not like they are reproducing.

Which is why students are now subjected to incessant LBGT propaganda.

Face it, if you are a white male, coming out as gay would provide a major career benefit in quite a few industries.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 11:04 PM (I2/tG)

315 Once the muzzie populations in our cities reach enough voters to swing elections, the inevitable muzzie vs gay clashes will be carmel popcorn worthy as we watch spineless panderers who run those cities try to keep several plates spinning at once.

It's already been going on for a while in Holland and Belgium but their media ignores it and the gays are told to keep it quiet and "don't be provocative"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 11:05 PM (qAR6u)

316 Hallmark Channel

"All I Want for Christmas, Is Cock"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:06 PM (ykID5)

317 Our country will be fine I think. This liberal bullshit has to run it's course, see how far they can go. Trump has invented something new and will go down in history for it. It works and others will find a way to follow him. MAGA because we pay for it.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 11:06 PM (K22Va)

318 I'm getting in the bah humbug spirit.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

319 318: insom, way the fuck ahead of you.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:07 PM (KP5rU)

320 Well Insomniac STOP!

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:07 PM (PisyI)

321 And I am so FUCKING tired of seeing lesbians in my living room (and if you know that I do NOT use the f-word, you might have an idea just how upset this makes me) every time I turn on my television set.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas

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Hear! Hear! Teresa.

Every gift my daughter gets me is lesbian/gay themed. I've told her a zillion times, I love you but I will not support your choice of lifestyle. Doesn't matter - this year I got a gay pride flag for my bike.

Ummm, nope.

I have an idea - let's show a few, just a few, single race, man woman couples with children on film or tv. Every once in awhile.

Nah! It'll never catch on.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:08 PM (Y4EXg)

322 312
the only movie lee marvin was in that disappointed me was, paint your wagon. dude didn't deserve that shit.

And Clint Eastwood singing, damn.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 11:08 PM (K22Va)

323
I'm getting in the bah humbug spirit.

Hallmark Presents:

"Buttfuck Me All The Way Home"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:09 PM (ykID5)

324 i still haven't heard George Michael this year. So i'm still in the Christmas spirit.

George Michael is like Krampus... for your butt.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 11:09 PM (ykYG2)

325 Every gift my daughter gets me is lesbian/gay themed. I've told her a zillion times, I love you but I will not support your choice of lifestyle. Doesn't matter - this year I got a gay pride flag for my bike.

Ummm, nope.

I have an idea - let's show a few, just a few, single race, man woman couples with children on film or tv. Every once in awhile.

Nah! It'll never catch on.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:08 PM (Y4EXg)

Gay pride flag would make a good oil leak catcher.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (Ol3ZL)

326 320 Well Insomniac STOP!

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:07 PM (PisyI)

That train's already got a full head of steam.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (NWiLs)

327 "76 For a decent Christmas movie usually left off the traditional lists, watch We're No Angels with Humphrey Bogart."
***************
This was my favorite Christmas movie back in the 60s. Bogart, Aldo Rey & Peter Ustinov. Basil Rathbone was the bad guy.

75 years ago tomorrow morning, the Panzers attacked through the snowy Ardennes forest.
.

Posted by: Cosda at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (fx2B0)

328 I need white noise that is louder than the ringing in my ears.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (XVuno)

329 322; that too. just awful. the bean farts in blazing saddles were more melodic.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (KP5rU)

330 The Poler Express, brought to you by Hallmark

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 15, 2019 11:11 PM (Adu0z)

331 Hallmark Presents:


" Silver Bells And Razor Stubble On My Balls"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:11 PM (ykID5)

332 Broke Santa: down the chimney

Woke Santa: up the butt

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 11:12 PM (+y/Ru)

333 spineless panderers who run those cities try to keep several plates spinning at once

A few years ago, a fundamentalist Christian church opened in Portland that thought that homosexuality was a sin, and received extensive, disapproving news coverage.

The imam of the biggest mosque in Portland called for the execution of homosexuals in an interview, and crickets. (He was stripped of his citizenship and deported earlier this year, after he admitted that he failed to disclose his service with the mujahedeen in Afghanistan on his citizenship application.)

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 11:12 PM (I2/tG)

334 I need white noise that is louder than the ringing in my ears.
Posted by: Cicero

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Thunderstorm rain sounds on a tin roof?

I found a 10 hour UToob of it I use sometimes.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:12 PM (Y4EXg)

335 330: starring; peter north.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:12 PM (KP5rU)

336
Well, Miley has got the Cracker Barrel-like turnip greens down pat now. Country ham, bacon grease, and liquid smoke. Plus some Texas Pete pepper sauce.

Yep, we've got it down pat. I pigged out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 11:13 PM (NMAzL)

337 MisHum's Skool for Commenters Who Can't Comment Good.

I will donut funds too you're endevver.

Posted by: Derek Zoolander at December 15, 2019 11:13 PM (4pMBB)

338 I'm getting in the bah humbug spirit.
Posted by: Insomniac

Refer to my post @128. You too are on my good list.I love the Christmas spirit and sharing some of the harvest bounty. The spicy dilly beans are in high demand in my family.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:13 PM (aT8XW)

339 319 318: insom, way the fuck ahead of you.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:07 PM (KP5rU)

You mean you aren't in the holly jolly Christmas spirit? The hell you say!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

340 MisHum's Skool for Commenters Who Can't Comment Good.

I will donut funds too you're endevver.
Posted by: Derek Zoolander at December 15, 2019 11:13 PM (4pMBB)
* * * *

Well, bless your heart.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 11:14 PM (fNFgo)

341 I saw Spice Dilly Beans open for System of a Down at the Inglewood Forum in '82.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:15 PM (XVuno)

342

Hallmark Presents:

Miracle on Folsom St.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 11:15 PM (aKsyK)

343 339: working on it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:15 PM (KP5rU)

344 Has TCM shown 'Christmas in Connecticut' yet? I no longer have cable.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 11:15 PM (6aI1M)

345 Refer to my post @128. You too are on my good list.I love the Christmas spirit and sharing some of the harvest bounty. The spicy dilly beans are in high demand in my family.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:13 PM (aT8XW)

That's kind of you, but I have a question: the hell is a dilly bean?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

346
Hallmark Presents: "Splooged," starring Bill Murray's gay brother Lance.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 15, 2019 11:16 PM (Adu0z)

347 Chavez, sure wish I could give you my hash, lol

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:16 PM (PisyI)

348 I have an idea - let's show a few, just a few, single race, man woman couples with children on film or tv. Every once in awhile.

Nah! It'll never catch on.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:08 PM (Y4EXg)

That's what the Pelonton bike commercial did. That's why the SJW freaked.

A guy bought his wife the Christmas present she wanted. SCREECH...abuse....Rawwwwwr

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 11:16 PM (Rz2Nc)

349 insom, way the fuck ahead of you.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Ok you too Chavez

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:16 PM (aT8XW)

350 347; ha!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:17 PM (KP5rU)

351 That's the thing, Tonypete - when she was alive, my daughter NEVER would have given me anything LGBT-related (but I always tried to find rainbow-related items for her, just because).

She was one of the ones - which I suspect a great many are - of the ones who didn't believe it was right to be "in your face" about one's sexuality.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 15, 2019 11:17 PM (suJ6w)

352 Has TCM shown 'Christmas in Connecticut' yet? I no longer have cable.
Posted by: kallisto

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Kallisto - go to USTVGO.tv and check all the channels there. TCM is viewable there I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:17 PM (Y4EXg)

353 Hallmark Presents:

"

A Christmas Man on Man Tail"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:18 PM (ykID5)

354 A guy bought his wife the Christmas present she wanted. SCREECH...abuse....Rawwwwwr
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 11:16 PM (Rz2Nc)

His wife doesn't want to be a fatass and this gives feminist harpies a sadz.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

355 the hell is a dilly bean?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

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Pickled green beans. They're pretty awesome.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 15, 2019 11:18 PM (Adu0z)

356 That's kind of you, but I have a question: the hell is a dilly bean?
Posted by: Insomniac

Pickled green beans with a touch of chili flakes and garlic

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:18 PM (aT8XW)

357 I need white noise that is louder than the ringing in my ears.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (XVuno)

Not a quick fix, but B-Complex vitamins, one a day, helps me. A lot.

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 11:18 PM (TAu/7)

358 Most of us are getting dicks that are hairy for Christmas? Oh goody! Wait, what?

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (4pMBB)

359 Frosty the Blowman

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (Adu0z)

360 I'm not a big fan of the season either. Wish it were sometime in January already. I am a fan of Christmas being about kids.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (K22Va)

361 Pickled green beans with a touch of chili flakes and garlic
Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:18 PM (aT8XW)

I've obviously never had them but I am intrigued.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (NWiLs)

362 Tonypete I tried posting the link to my church reno but the newspaper website crashed my 'puter.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (6aI1M)

363 She was one of the ones - which I suspect a great many are - of the ones who didn't believe it was right to be "in your face" about one's sexuality.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas

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She sounds like she was a wonderful gal. I know you miss her greatly.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (Y4EXg)

364 Not looking forward to returning to work tomorrow after being off since Wednesday. Yeah first world problem.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (2DOZq)

365 Cicero (@cicero

* high five

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (aT8XW)

366 Frosty the Blowman
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (Adu0z)
* * * *

SNORT

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 11:20 PM (fNFgo)

367 357 I need white noise that is louder than the ringing in my ears.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (XVuno)

Not a quick fix, but B-Complex vitamins, one a day, helps me. A lot.
Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 11:18 PM (TAu/7)

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I'll have to try that. This slapping a hot iron on my ears hasn't worked worth shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:20 PM (XVuno)

368 I've obviously never had them but I am intrigued.
Posted by: Insomniac

For the low price of an email your curiosity can be satisfied.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:21 PM (aT8XW)

369 Not a quick fix, but B-Complex vitamins, one a day, helps me. A lot.
Posted by: tbodie

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Make sure you get the right size. Son #3 happened because my lovely wife was using the wrong size Pill.

They kept falling out.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:21 PM (Y4EXg)

370 364 Not looking forward to returning to work tomorrow after being off since Wednesday. Yeah first world problem.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 11:19 PM (2DOZq)

I'd give my left nut to be returning to work tomorrow. One of a number of reasons why the year and the season suck donkey dick.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:21 PM (NWiLs)

371 Trading Places II: Gender-Swap

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 15, 2019 11:21 PM (Adu0z)

372
I have a question: the hell is a dilly bean?
Posted by: Insomniac


Isn't that what Dairy Queen uses in their dilly bars?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 11:21 PM (aKsyK)

373 the peleton dudes' wife likes to stay looking good and enjoy intimacy with her hubby. plus, she probably really likes that workout too. wine moms and lesbos hate that icky shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:21 PM (KP5rU)

374
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this year. Please send me a large box full of gently-used $100 bills for Christmas.

Your friend,
Hadrian the Seventh

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 11:22 PM (7rVsF)

375 352 . thanks Tony!

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 11:22 PM (6aI1M)

376 Both Bay Area NFL teams lost in the final minutes of their games today.
The Raiders lost in their last game at the Oakland Coliseum, ever.
Wild games.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 15, 2019 11:22 PM (w7KSn)

377 Watching The Sound of Music on TV tonight. I can't remember, does Julie Andrews fly in this one?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:22 PM (XVuno)

378 I'll have to try that. This slapping a hot iron on my ears hasn't worked worth shit.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:20 PM (XVuno)

You have to go deeper and cauterize the nerves of the inner ear.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:22 PM (NWiLs)

379 Hallmark Presents:

"Rudy The Red-Dicked Maine Queer"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:23 PM (ykID5)

380 @ 48 Dave
LOL, that reminds me of the time we did a park and fly a number of years ago on New Year's Eve. There was some Mexican party going on next door that drove me freaking nuts pounding music.

I eventually ended up trying to sleep on a sofa in the front registration room it was less disruptive than that damn party. Then had to get up at like 3:30 in the morning and take a flight to Mexico oh, great start to a vacation. Yeah first world problems.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 11:23 PM (4lkw3)

381 I have a hard time getting in the Christmas frame of mind this year. My brothers and parents have all moved out of state. My little brother is dead. My wifes oldest brother just died. My wifes family is dysfunctional at best. My kids are both grown with my daughter having moved out of the house. On top of it all we are dead broke. Christmas is just different this year. Maybe I'm just old.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 15, 2019 11:23 PM (0OmEj)

382 Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this year. Please send me a large box full of gently-used $100 bills for Christmas.

Your friend,
Hadrian the Seventh
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

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Sorry Son - damn few in circulation. Used them all up to send to Iran.

Posted by: Obummer at December 15, 2019 11:23 PM (Y4EXg)

383 Rudolph the QWERTY reindeer
Had a very willing butt
And if you ever saw it
You would even suck his nuts

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 11:24 PM (+y/Ru)

384 dartist,

I agree with you about Christmas should be for kids. We only buy gifts for our grandchildren. No gifts for adults.

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:24 PM (PisyI)

385 You have to go deeper and cauterize the nerves of the inner ear.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:22 PM (NWiLs)


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That sounds like a specialized procedure where you'd need to hire a chiropractor, or maybe a taxidermist.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:24 PM (XVuno)

386 Dear Santa:

I've been a good boy, for certain values of "good." What I want is for God to get his jackboot off my neck. You're a saint and all so I figure you can talk to him about this.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

387 Hadrian!
I hope you got my greeting card.
Kindest regards

Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 15, 2019 11:26 PM (w7KSn)

388 Hallmark Presents:

" Your Spit , My Anus: Bone for the Holidays"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:26 PM (ykID5)

389 Jesus is the reason for the season.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:24 PM (PisyI)

I trust him to do the gardening but not as a personal shopper.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:26 PM (NWiLs)

390 385 You have to go deeper and cauterize the nerves of the inner ear.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:22 PM (NWiLs)


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That sounds like a specialized procedure where you'd need to hire a chiropractor, or maybe a taxidermist.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:24 PM (XVuno)


Think outside the box, Women's Study Ph.D

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 11:26 PM (aA3+G)

391 The Marlo Thomas version of Wonderful Life -- titled It Happened One Christmas -- I actually saw that version on (I think) ABC Movie of the Week BEFORE I ever saw the original.... which didn't become A Thing on local TV stations until the mid/late 70s after its copyright expired.

As for forgotten/overlooked Christmas classics, I nominate "The Homecoming", the pilot/inspiration for The Waltons, with Patricia Neal as the mom, Andrew Duggan as the dad and Edgar Bergen as Grandpa. The rest of the cast (Richard Thomas, et al) is the same as in the TV series.

Posted by: Secret Square at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (9WuX0)

392 Lol

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (ATQUV)

393
North Poles and South Holes.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (NMAzL)

394
I'm not a big fan of the season either. Wish it were sometime in January already. I am a fan of Christmas being about kids.


Posted by: dartist


Since I am the oldest kid I know, I love the dickens out of the Holiday Season, so many great memories, so many chances to make new ones, the way the grandkids embrace it. It really does perk me up!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (LOq4H)

395 You're better than good, Insom


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (PkVlr)

396 For the low price of an email your curiosity can be satisfied.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:21 PM (aT8XW)

I may take you up on that.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (NWiLs)

397 Then and only then half the crowd become female elves.

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (VcFUs)


Santa having a little #metoo issue?

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 11:28 PM (7hcwx)

398 75 years ago tomorrow morning, the Panzers attacked through the snowy Ardennes forest.
.

Posted by: Cosda at December 15, 2019 11:10 PM (fx2B0)

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me three times, what the hell !!!!

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 11:28 PM (2DOZq)

399
Sorry Son - damn few in circulation. Used them all up to send to Iran.

Posted by: Obummer at December 15, 2019 11:23 PM (Y4EXg)


Notice nobody talks about the Idiot God any more? Nothing about the accomplishments of His administration?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 11:28 PM (7rVsF)

400
Navybrat,
Yes I did! Touched that you'd think of an old reprobate like me.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 11:29 PM (7rVsF)

401 Notice nobody talks about the Idiot God any more? Nothing about the accomplishments of His administration?



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh



In fairness, it was already a pretty short list.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 11:30 PM (LOq4H)

402 Even if it is the "Dykes on Bikes" Christmas Party.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:52 PM (Y4EXg)

**ESPECIALLY** if it's that!

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 11:30 PM (7hcwx)

403 Notice nobody talks about the Idiot God any more? Nothing about the accomplishments of His administration?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 11:28 PM (7rVsF)

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Moving pallets of cash internationally on short notice is nothing to sneeze at.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:30 PM (XVuno)

404 Hadrian, you did me a kindness and it is a source of daily upliftment.
If there is such a word.
If not, there is now.
Blessings on you and yours.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 15, 2019 11:30 PM (w7KSn)

405 Holiday Affair (1949) with Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh is an offbeat Christmas movie but really not very good. It's very Christmas-y which I like. Some Christmas movies don't have the feel of Christmas at all. They're set during the holidays and have all the trappings but all of that seems incidental somehow or a mere plot driver.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 11:31 PM (4pMBB)

406 An odd season for me this year.
A week ago I pulled a book from my shelf to check on some geology thing. A note from Karen, my late partner was in there.
She's been gone 5 1/2 years and I burst into tears.
I'm in a newish relationship. She knows all about Karen and understands my mourning her loss. It made for a tough week. Had laser tag in my eye Thursday to break up a membrane that had formed behind the new lens that had been transplanted with cataract surgery. Bright lights and disoriented all weekend.
Drinking bourbon tonight and enjoying a good cigar with friends here.
Crazy times for me.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2019 11:31 PM (Tt761)

407 This is the creepiest thing I've read in a long time...

"How the zombie fungus takes over ants' bodies to control their minds" (link to The Atlantic)

https://tinyurl.com/y9qgetds

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

408 I agree with you about Christmas should be for kids. We only buy gifts for our grandchildren. No gifts for adults.

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Yep, I don't want a single thing but a smile from a kid and a little food and family. I don't have kids so it's a treat to see my nieces and their little ones.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 11:31 PM (K22Va)

409 395 You're better than good, Insom


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (PkVlr)

Aw, shucks. *kicks dirt*

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:32 PM (NWiLs)

410 Wait. I thought zombie fungus was the secret ingredient in a Popeyes chicken sandwich.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:32 PM (XVuno)

411 Unnngggg... just can't get into the Hallmark Queers for Christmas snarking. It's all just sad.
__
And back up there aways, by Carol Burnett, of course I meant Gone With the Wind, not that anybody noticed or cared.

Posted by: mindful webworker - jolly holly daze at December 15, 2019 11:33 PM (ECLlc)

412 Cicero, no. Just pure awesomeness. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

413 dartist, I feel the same way.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:33 PM (PisyI)

414 Fungus is the source of the zombie outbreak in The Last of Us.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:34 PM (NWiLs)

415 407 This is the creepiest thing I've read in a long time...

"How the zombie fungus takes over ants' bodies to control their minds"

Posted by: qdpsteve

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This then too is the story of our leftist/Marxists/progressives.

If they get their way. . .

Posted by: Obummer at December 15, 2019 11:34 PM (Y4EXg)

416 Hi, Horde. Many Seasonal griftings and all that. Long two days between trips, BUT! yay! I get Christmas week off. Now to get my stuff ready for a 3 am get up to head to Savannah-na-na-na.

I need a new job

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at December 15, 2019 11:35 PM (gMngZ)

417 Ugh - Off idiot sock!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:35 PM (Y4EXg)

418 Pic of an ant that's succumbed to this zombie fungus:

https://tinyurl.com/vtzxo5b

Apparently zombifying and killing the ant isn't good enough for the fungus. After the ant's dead, it has a disgusting mushroom-like appendage grow out of its head.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 11:35 PM (L2ZTs)

419 Obummer, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

420 395 You're better than good, Insom


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 11:27 PM (PkVlr)


Yes.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 11:37 PM (TdMsT)

421 Nothing about the accomplishments of His administration?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

What accomplishments?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:37 PM (aT8XW)

422 the peleton dudes' wife likes to stay looking good and enjoy intimacy with her hubby. plus, she probably really likes that workout too. wine moms and lesbos hate that icky shit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Does it have a mode where the seat vibrates if she rides with Paulo? Or, a mode where I can ride with one of the naked Dutch girl bike rides?

Posted by: Jean at December 15, 2019 11:38 PM (t1ckn)

423 That's some interesting stuff. Does that fungus work on termites?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 11:38 PM (7cJE3)

424 I agree with you about Christmas should be for kids. We only buy gifts for our grandchildren. No gifts for adults.

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:24 PM (PisyI)

We give the nieces and nephew Christmas gifts, and the nieces husbands (they're kids to us) the great nephew. Then mom and her husband and my sister and her husband each get fruit of the month club, they like it. Wife and I don't really do gifts for each other, she gets me new slippers and I get her somethings that show I occasionally listen to her during the year.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 11:38 PM (Rz2Nc)

425 >>Apparently zombifying and killing the ant isn't good enough for the fungus. After the ant's dead, it has a disgusting mushroom-like appendage grow out of its head.

Guess that explains Maxine Waters.

Posted by: Aviator at December 15, 2019 11:39 PM (2cuLk)

426 This slapping a hot iron on my ears hasn't worked worth shit.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:20 PM (XVuno)

I laughed out loud. Had to explain the hot iron cure to the wife.

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2019 11:39 PM (TAu/7)

427 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:32 PM (XVuno)

DOUBLE SNORT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 11:39 PM (aA3+G)

428 422; probably both.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 11:40 PM (KP5rU)

429 Hallmark Presents:


" Rectal Walls For Hans and Wally, Fa La La La La"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:40 PM (ykID5)

430 Mis Hum, thanks for the ONT you do a great job. And I'm glad your knee surgery went well. I know that can be a b****. I'm waiting on back surgery which is affected my legs and the insurance companies have been s***. Hope I can get it soon I've been trying since a year ago October.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 11:40 PM (4lkw3)

431 Nothing about the accomplishments of His administration?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

What accomplishments?
Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 11:37 PM (aT8XW

He accomplished a lot if you base it on intentionally destroying America.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 11:40 PM (2DOZq)

432 Does it have a mode where the seat vibrates if she rides with Paulo? Or, a mode where I can ride with one of the naked Dutch girl bike rides?
Posted by: Jean at December 15, 2019 11:38 PM (t1ckn)

I think that runs an extra $40 a month.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 11:42 PM (Rz2Nc)

433 If you don't have a perforated ear drum pour some white distilled vinegar in it.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (7cJE3)

434 Does buying alcohol for each other count? It's either that or food.



Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (dKiJG)

435 432
Does it have a mode where the seat vibrates if she rides with Paulo? Or,
a mode where I can ride with one of the naked Dutch girl bike rides?

I don't think that model comes with a seat.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (K22Va)

436 If Die Hard is a Christmas movie then so is the first Lethal Weapon. It may not open with "Christmas in Hollis", but "Jingle Bell Rock" isn't half-bad.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (I99aF)

437 On the plus side I taught myself La Grange on the guitar today. It's pretty easy. The guitar solo is dead simple to improvise.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (NWiLs)

438 434 Does buying alcohol for each other count? It's either that or food.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (dKiJG)


Beer, the other food.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 11:44 PM (7cJE3)

439 434 Does buying alcohol for each other count? It's either that or food.



Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (dKiJG)

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

440 Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 11:40 PM (4lkw3)

Thanks Farmer
Here's hoping you can get the medical attention you need

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 11:45 PM (aA3+G)

441 Holiday Affair (1949) with Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh is an offbeat Christmas movie but really not very good.
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Robert Mitchum as a nice/good guy just doesn't work.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2019 11:46 PM (CDGwz)

442 Hallmark will be working with GLAAD to better represent the LGBTQ

community across our portfolio of brands
___

I can't wait to see all the wonderful movies they can make about gay men realizing how empty their corporate careers are when they go back to visit their hometown and then marry the small town boys they wouldn't give a second glance in high school. It will be truly must watch TV.


Now if they do the female versions with busty lesbians I expect a certain ewok will give each movie a 30 page remove...


Posted by: Some Internet Researcher at December 15, 2019 11:46 PM (WdocV)

443 Christmas is for candy canines.

Posted by: The Dog at December 15, 2019 11:46 PM (4pMBB)

444 Hallmark presents:


A Very Fairy Christmas...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 11:48 PM (7WaWV)

445 I can't wait to see all the wonderful movies they can make about gay men realizing how empty their corporate careers are when they go back to visit their hometown and then marry the small town boys they wouldn't give a second glance in high school.
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Pete Butterjug at December 15, 2019 11:49 PM (CDGwz)

446 After orthopedic surgery it's rehab, rehab, rehab.

May your PT's be pretty, blonde, Polish girls.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 11:49 PM (7cJE3)

447 My Brother bought me some Trump wine and I get him some stone crab claws

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 15, 2019 11:49 PM (dKiJG)

448 438
434 Does buying alcohol for each other count? It's either that or food.

I would wish anyone who bought me a bottle a Merry Christmas.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 11:50 PM (K22Va)

449 Hallmark did the right thing!

Posted by: CFA at December 15, 2019 11:50 PM (UU64l)

450 447 My Brother bought me some Trump wine and I get him some stone crab claws
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 15, 2019 11:49 PM (dKiJG)

---------

Bastard.

Posted by: The Congress of Disabled and Maimed Arthropods at December 15, 2019 11:51 PM (XVuno)

451 Well, I'm looking forward to the gay Jesus on Netflix. (Eye roll.) I'm sure they'll do gay Mohammed next. (Double eye roll.)

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 11:51 PM (4pMBB)

452 I like Holiday Affair. My daughter's favorite holiday movie is Santa's Slay. Another Bob Culp classic!

Posted by: Texican ette at December 15, 2019 11:51 PM (aUFe9)

453 Patrick, that's a great idea! You're not driving yourself crazy figuring out what to buy.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 11:51 PM (PisyI)

454 Well, I'm done wrapping for tonight. I really suck at it.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:52 PM (Y4EXg)

455 My Brother bought me some Trump wine and I get him some stone crab claws
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 15, 2019 11:49 PM (dKiJG)

My brother and I don't do anything other than Christmas cards and a phone call.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 11:54 PM (Rz2Nc)

456 1:10 into it and Julie Andrews hasn't lifted off once. Edelweiss my ass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:55 PM (XVuno)

457 Hallmark Presents:

"Chet's Nuts Roasting On An Open Guy"

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 11:55 PM (ykID5)

458 Earnest Saves Christmas - never gets old.

And with that, I say

♪ Adieu, adieu, to you and you and yo-ou.

(With the Alps in the background.)

* fadeout *

Posted by: mindful webworker - into the arms of Morpheus at December 15, 2019 11:55 PM (ECLlc)

459 @457. I still prefer "The First No LGBT" Christmas.

Posted by: Rex B at December 15, 2019 11:58 PM (HKwA0)

460 I miss Jim Varney.

Posted by: klaftern at December 15, 2019 11:58 PM (RuIsu)

461 There is just entirely too much holiday cheer here on this thread, and Lethal Weapon is a Christmas movie.

Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2019 11:59 PM (zD38/)

462 I saw Small Town Boys open for The Bangles at the Palladium in '85.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 11:59 PM (XVuno)

463 When we were kids some of us would be disappointed to get clothes instead of toys for Christmas and my dad would say that we should be glad that anyone in this world would give a shit enough about us to buy us something for Christmas and we should appreciate it. When he was a kid he thought it was great to get an orange for Christmas during the depression. Something has changed.

Posted by: dartist at December 16, 2019 12:00 AM (K22Va)

464 The Great Escape is a Christmas movie.

Posted by: klaftern at December 16, 2019 12:01 AM (RuIsu)

465 Well, I'm done wrapping for tonight. I really suck at it.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 11:52 PM (Y4EXg)

Yes, that's why the nieces and nephew gets a card with green in it. Licking it closed is easy and the color is always right. The great nephew has actually gotten gifts picked out and wrapped by me, without much input from my wife. My niece has been impressed.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2019 12:01 AM (Rz2Nc)

466 54 48 I am currently in a hotel in Atlanta. There is a party going on somewhere and there is a low level bass thumping that has been going for 2 hours.
I'm losing my mind.
Posted by: Dave-
Dave, the AoS Moron Handbook clearly states that in this situation you are to seek out the party and invite yourself.

I once got stuck at a hotel in PA during prom night. Good lord, they were a noisy lot until they wised up and got down to proper prom night hotel business.

Posted by: Downcast at December 16, 2019 12:04 AM (1PYHw)

467 We often give Rare Exports a look-in during the Christmas season. The shorts, capturing and domesticating a "Father Christmas", are the best.

Posted by: sinmi at December 16, 2019 12:04 AM (A5IVt)

468 Would you rather wrap presents or do a road-side emergency self-tracheotomy?

I'm on the fence.

Posted by: klaftern at December 16, 2019 12:05 AM (RuIsu)

469 Goodnight Mrs.Calabash, wherever you are.

Posted by: dartist at December 16, 2019 12:06 AM (K22Va)

470 Merry Christmas dartist!

Posted by: four seasons at December 16, 2019 12:06 AM (PisyI)

471 When we were kids some of us would be disappointed to get clothes instead of toys for Christmas and my dad would say that we should be glad that anyone in this world would give a shit enough about us to buy us something for Christmas and we should appreciate it. When he was a kid he thought it was great to get an orange for Christmas during the depression. Something has changed.
Posted by: dartist at December 16, 2019 12:00 AM (K22Va)

Interesting, we always received an orange in our stocking. I wonder if it was depression era thing,

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2019 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

472 You know, someone missed the opportunity of a lifetime by not doing a parody:
Patton Get Visited By Ghosts of Wars Past, Present and Future

Posted by: GWB at December 16, 2019 12:10 AM (7hcwx)

473 I had a cat years ago that liked to eat tinsel off the tree. (It comes out exactly like it went in.) Sometimes a string of it would hang out of her ass.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 16, 2019 12:12 AM (4pMBB)

474 I liked Henry Winkler's American Christmas carol. His 70's old age makeup has him looking like Biden.

Posted by: Downcast at December 16, 2019 12:13 AM (1PYHw)

475 Interesting, we always received an orange in our stocking. I wonder if it was depression era thing,
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2019 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

Mandarin oranges/tangerines used to always be a Christmastime treat where I grew up. Grown in Japan, they came in little pinewood crates, and all wrapped in green paper. And yes, we'd get one in the stocking, but we had been enjoying them for several weeks by then.

I have a bag of mini-Mandarins in the frig right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2019 12:13 AM (Ol3ZL)

476 I saw Cat Ass Tinsel open for the Butthole Surfers at Gazzari's in '79.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 16, 2019 12:13 AM (XVuno)

477 Pro Gun march on January 20th, Richmond VA. See VCDL website

Posted by: Floridachick at December 16, 2019 12:14 AM (q7CWd)

478
I miss Jim Varney.
Posted by: klaftern


The importance of being Ernest.

https://youtu.be/G1G7KQZpP3c

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 16, 2019 12:15 AM (aKsyK)

479 I had a cat years ago that liked to eat tinsel off the tree. (It comes out exactly like it went in.) Sometimes a string of it would hang out of her ass.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 16, 2019 12:12 AM



Hallmark presents?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 16, 2019 12:18 AM (7WaWV)

480 Well, I'm looking forward to the gay Jesus on Netflix. (Eye roll.) I'm sure they'll do gay Mohammed next. (Double eye roll.)
Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 11:51 PM (4pMBB)

Once I read about it more, it is really meant to be comedy/satire. I think it is more like Life of Brian. I laughed at that movie, this one could be funny too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2019 12:22 AM (Rz2Nc)

481 Mandarin oranges/tangerines used to always be a Christmastime treat where I grew up. Grown in Japan, they came in little pinewood crates, and all wrapped in green paper. And yes, we'd get one in the stocking, but we had been enjoying them for several weeks by then.

I have a bag of mini-Mandarins in the frig right now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2019 12:13 AM (Ol3ZL)

Wow, that is awesome. We just got a Florida orange in our stocking, and so other nice things.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2019 12:24 AM (Rz2Nc)

482

Driveby to say goodnite, good people.

Be safe, stay warm and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2019 12:25 AM (KATBx)

483 Goodnight all.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2019 12:26 AM (Rz2Nc)

484 yo.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 16, 2019 12:38 AM (yODn7)

485 Been totally dragging ass the last couple of days so time to punch out. Goodnight y'all.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 16, 2019 12:44 AM (NWiLs)

486 @ 381 usntakim
I'm sorry for your circumstances, I can empathize. We both have issues going on health wise that it doesn't seem like we can make it to her folks in Arizona or even drive to my dad in Wisconsin. That really sucks

Her mom recently went into the nursing home portion of the facility they live in and we really need to get there but just can't do it physically at the moment. Very frustrating

When you say quote maybe I'm just getting old and quote that reminds me of a sign in my Grandma's Kitchen. It said getting old ain't for sissies. Maybe it was isn't.

Posted by: Farmer at December 16, 2019 12:54 AM (4lkw3)

487 1 hour and 57 minutes to buy an insurance plan in California (the Politburo outlawed short-term plans last year) and I'm becoming OK with the occasional searing pain of my inguinal (groin) hernia considering how effing hard it is to figure out the enrollment nonsense. Why can't the state answer a simple question: if last year I finally collected my fees on a big judgment but next year I might make as much as $20,000, what's the scoop? Do I pay based on this current year or the year of the plan (i.e., next year)? Do I have to seek work or can I sit on my ass and be income-poor for the year?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 16, 2019 01:02 AM (KAi1n)

488 Mandarin oranges/tangerines used to always be a Christmastime treat where I grew up.

It's a big deal for the holidays in Siberia, too. I guess it's a reminder of the tropics.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 16, 2019 01:08 AM (I2/tG)

489 @ 386 Insom
You want God to get his Jack boot off your neck? From knowing your history I think he already has, you just have to realize that and move forward.
BWTFDIK

Posted by: Farmer at December 16, 2019 01:09 AM (4lkw3)

490 Gestapo goon on Sound of Music has a striking resemblance to Schifty.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 16, 2019 01:12 AM (aT8XW)

491 What kind of cretins work at the Chive? I mean to make a list of the best Christmas movies and not list two of the best, A Christmas Story and a Christmas Carol. Also to list Jungle all the way as one of the worst, its a riot.

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at December 16, 2019 01:14 AM (Ju2mK)

492 THIS IS A PSA.....

The Lame Stream Media has embarked on an Epic False Flag subterfuge of proceedings that have not taken place in the Senate, but, are none-the-less meant to tell you about who is jumping ship to the dark side, massaging Nancy's chest, bow-toxing Adam Shiff's lower lip least it quivers too much about nothing in the coming days...and ....and...wait???....IS Dianne Feinstein still alive....has anyone heard a word from this women in months?

maybe laying low for the trade agreement to form up before she reports to her masters..... "Ching-Doo" get the car.....!!!

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 16, 2019 01:22 AM (kFkpX)

493 Yippers,

after 10 already on the commie coast....time to pull the black-out shades

Horde and M&M's...carry on

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 16, 2019 01:28 AM (kFkpX)

494 1 hour and 57 minutes to buy an insurance plan in California (the Politburo outlawed short-term plans last year) and I'm becoming OK with the occasional searing pain of my inguinal (groin) hernia considering how effing hard it is to figure out the enrollment nonsense. Why can't the state answer a simple question: if last year I finally collected my fees on a big judgment but next year I might make as much as $20,000, what's the scoop? Do I pay based on this current year or the year of the plan (i.e., next year)? Do I have to seek work or can I sit on my ass and be income-poor for the year?
Posted by: SFGoth
--------

Systemantics:

They promise to do a hard job faster, better, and more easily than you could do it by yourself. But if you set up a system, you are likely to find your time and effort now being consumed in the care and feeding of the system itself. New problems are created by its very presence. Once set up, it won't go away, it grows and encroaches. It begins to do strange and wonderful things. Breaks down in ways you never thought possible. It kicks back, gets in the way, and opposes its own proper function. Your own perspective becomes distorted by being in the system. You become anxious and push on it to make it work. Eventually you come to believe that the misbegotten product it so grudgingly delivers is what you really wanted all the time. At that point encroachment has become complete... you have become absorbed...you are now a systems person!

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2019 01:31 AM (xSo9G)

495 Christmas musical at church many moons ago....I would get a giant Hershey bar and an orange afterwards

Posted by: a dude in at December 16, 2019 01:37 AM (SxBH1)

496 Time for me to call it a night, too. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2019 01:41 AM (Ol3ZL)

497 + 3 = 500

Posted by: m at December 16, 2019 01:45 AM (ghFVE)

498 I miss Jim Varney.

Posted by: klaftern



The importance of being Ernest.



https://youtu.be/G1G7KQZpP3c

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 16, 2019 12:15 AM (aKsyK)

I played "Ernest Saves Christmas" for my 7 year old grandson last week. It was fun, watching him watch it for the very first time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 16, 2019 01:45 AM (f+zJo)

499 > Notice nobody talks about the Idiot God any more? Nothing about the accomplishments of His administration?


Notice how not one of the Dem candidates is demanding that the Obamacare requirements be reinstated? Not one.

Several of them have their own new fuckwitted "plans", but not one is even MENTIONING the disaster that was Obamacare.

Funny, innit?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 16, 2019 01:45 AM (WsmTT)

500 ok, 500.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 16, 2019 01:48 AM (f+zJo)

501 495
Dude
On the street I grew on in the hills above L.A (not Hollywood)
as kids we would gather up and sing carols house to house on our street....just because.....and our neighbors totally dug it.

was a tradition....now...as so many things in this twisted state....as so MANY things in this twisted statest commie construct....while I flame....GETTY WAS OIL...(and may still be....seen what we paying here ....crude at 58 which means we should be paying 2.50 and change....but they built GAVAM from a 2 bit real estate agent to the ...GUV!!!! and we pay close to 5 daller...bet there is a dirty diaper train that stinks this up... Gav says he will lok intuit...

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 16, 2019 02:03 AM (kFkpX)

502 471 When we were kids some of us would be disappointed to get clothes instead of toys for Christmas and my dad would say that we should be glad that anyone in this world would give a shit enough about us to buy us something for Christmas and we should appreciate it. When he was a kid he thought it was great to get an orange for Christmas during the depression. Something has changed.
Posted by: dartist at December 16, 2019 12:00 AM (K22Va)

Interesting, we always received an orange in our stocking. I wonder if it was depression era thing,
====
Mom & Dad got oranges in their stockings as special Christmas treats. They continued the tradition, giving oranges to my sister and me and to the grandchildren as well.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 16, 2019 02:50 AM (W+kMI)

503 I just looked forwards to the giant size gingerbread man in my stocking, orange or no orange.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 16, 2019 02:51 AM (W+kMI)

504 Tee hee hee...... "dictionaries". Haha. Most of you are getting dictionaries. Har har har. Get it?

Boy that mishum is a barrel of laughs!!

Posted by: Geri Signfeld at December 16, 2019 02:55 AM (xCKl5)

505 A Christmas song while I sit up with the cat and watch 3 inches of snow fall on SW Ohio.

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

Posted by: exdem13 at December 16, 2019 02:57 AM (W+kMI)

506 Do I have to seek work or can I sit on my ass and be income-poor for the year?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 16, 2019 01:02 AM (KAi1n)


Kick back and listen to some BOC...

It's the San Fran Way. I saw a survey today, it said 35% of SFers want to permanently move out of there.

You? Fine. The rest of 'em? I have doubts.

But this is the way of Things.

Good Morning, Horde. Life is good. I'm playing a top ranked golf course this am, and the price is free. If only my game was up to it.

But, fuck it, I plan on leaving a few divots unfilled.

Cuz fuck the system.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 03:37 AM (Z4rgH)

507 When you leave a divot in a bent grass fairway, does God cry?

I intend to find out.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 03:44 AM (Z4rgH)

508 Oh yeah, First World problems.

Mexico -- Fuck, my fully automatic AK-47 has jammed.

Me -- Should I fill my divots?

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 03:49 AM (Z4rgH)

509 Lee Marvin is hysterical in Donovan's Reef. Compare that to his role in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, where he plays one of the most evil villains in movies. He was an amazing actor.
Posted by: marinemom

Or as Tully Crow in The Comancheros

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2019 03:52 AM (arJlL)

510 I'm gonna be banned by the fourth hole.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 03:52 AM (Z4rgH)

511 I've never got herpes from Santa Claus.
The forgotten chorus.

Posted by: Pickled && then some at December 16, 2019 03:56 AM (Tc6m0)

512 Particularly if they have a portable Breathalyzer.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 03:56 AM (Z4rgH)

513 I've never got herpes from Santa Claus.
The forgotten chorus.

Posted by: Pickled && then some at December 16, 2019 03:56 AM (Tc6m0)


You lack dedication. If at first you don't succeed...

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 03:58 AM (Z4rgH)

514 511 How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Practice, practice, practice.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 03:59 AM (Z4rgH)

515 Grass only suffers if it's not dormant. Warm climates are rife with grassrapers.

Posted by: Pickled && then some at December 16, 2019 04:00 AM (Tc6m0)

516 Good morning y'all. Be sure to keep leftists jealous of success today.

Posted by: Pickled && then some at December 16, 2019 04:07 AM (Tc6m0)

517 Nice to see my favorite Norwegian metal guy on the ONT tonight.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 16, 2019 04:15 AM (ufFY8)

518 G'morning, Deplorables. Please tell me it's not Monday. If it is, I have to go assault the courthouse and ask why my neighbor is paying the property taxes on my front yard.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:27 AM (XxJt1)

519 GnuBreed, as pumped as you are, this oughta be one helluva golf game.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:36 AM (XxJt1)

520 Couldn't get up this morning

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2019 04:39 AM (ZCEU2)

521 Just finished the second draft of my novel. Literally like an hour ago.

First draft took several months. This took, well...about two years, give or take. It's over 200k words at this point.

It still needs a lot of work, but it feels like I reached a huge milestone, because I think this time I pretty much solved all the big problems that stymied me in the first draft. I think I finally found the story I wanted to tell and told it to my satisfaction. The first draft felt like a rough sketch where I just cheated my way around the parts where I didn't know what I was doing. This feels much closer to a finished painting. I just want to go through it a few more times and tweak and polish it until I feel like it's as good as I can make it.

At any rate, I think I learned a lot from the process.

I know there are some moron novelists out there. Any of you have any advice/insight about what comes next?

Posted by: Ex-liberal at December 16, 2019 04:40 AM (20v0t)

522 GnuBreed, as pumped as you are, this oughta be one helluva golf game.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:36 AM (XxJt1)


The golf course is gonna kick my ass. I'm bringing LOTS OF BALLS.

I'm just trash talkin' the course.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 04:44 AM (Z4rgH)

523 Not a good day for me to have overslept.

And.. ..snow covered roads.

Happy Monday.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 16, 2019 04:44 AM (x7w//)

524 mr. creeper played Pebble Beach a few times. He said he was so distracted by the beauty of the course itself that he could barely hit the ball. And he was a scratch golfer.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:47 AM (XxJt1)

525 mr. creeper played Pebble Beach a few times. He said he was so distracted by the beauty of the course itself that he could barely hit the ball. And he was a scratch golfer.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:47 AM (XxJt1)


Dayum. This course ain't that nice...

Last year a TV crew interviewed a local member, who claimed he had never lost a golf ball on Pebble Beach in 30 years.

That man was an obvious Democrat, ie, a fucking liar.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2019 04:51 AM (Z4rgH)

526 Ex-liberal, what comes next is editing. The best book in the world will get put down if it's not well edited.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:51 AM (XxJt1)

527 Luckily have pancakes made from yesterday so just making sausages
No snow here, I think.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2019 04:51 AM (ZCEU2)

528 Good luck at the courthouse, Creeper !

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2019 04:54 AM (arJlL)

529 Skip, it looks like we'll escape the snow also. Good thing. I wasn't looking forward to winding through these hills when they're covered with ice and snow.

Glad you have leftovers. Makes the morning start a hair easier.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:56 AM (XxJt1)

530 americanthinker.com/the ground zero mosque project is back
https://tinyurl.com/wtvsw5p

This doesn't shock me, the Islamists are persistent and Leftists are idiots.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2019 04:56 AM (ZCEU2)

531 Thanks, JT. I suspect I will need it. My attorney says I may have to have the property surveyed.

Posted by: creeper at December 16, 2019 04:57 AM (XxJt1)

Gun Thread: 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries [Weasel]

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Faithful readers of the Gun Thread will know by now that I try and keep politics out of our weekly discussions. I do this for a couple of reasons. First, I think we all basically agree on the issues, and second, because by the time the weekend comes around I'm usually pretty damn sick and tired of thinking about the constant stream of bullshit from the left. For a few hours I thnk it's nice to have a place where we can discuss guns and shooting without having the veins pop out on our foreheads while pounding the table over the latest outrage. Having said that, I feel compelled to make an exception from time-to-time, and this is one such occasion. Lets find out what in the ever-loving hell I'm talking about below, shall we?

The State of the Commonwealth
In the recent elections in my home state of Virginia, control of the state legislature was taken by the Democrats. There were a number of reasons for this, which yours truly was given the opportunity to rant about here, but whatever the cause, in a few weeks the Democrats will be making the laws with little the Republicans can do to stop them. To make matters worse, we have a certified retard in the governor's mansion whose long stated goal, among other abominations, is to enact a radical agenda of gun control measures. With me so far?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Commonwealth, there are really two Virginias (three if you count West Virginia) which are culturally and economically very different. By size, the overwhelming majority of the state is occupied by good, decent, hard-working and God-fearing people. These are people who have lived and worked in the same typically rural places for generations and are predominantly very conservative. The connections to family and the community at-large in these areas is very strong, and so is a long tradition of hunting and gun ownership. By contrast, the areas around DC, Richmond and Hampton Roads are very densely populated by people who rely on the federal and state governments for employment and who often have very little connection to the areas in which they live. While small in relative size, the concentrated population of affluent and liberal-minded people in these places create reliable Democrat Party strongholds.

I will spare you details of the long history of outside money and influence in Virginia politics. Suffice it to say it exists, as for many years the Democrats have seen the opportunity for gains in Virginia. This time it worked and the Democrats in the state will soon be running the show and are ready to enact all of their stupid ideas, beginning with guns. The results of the elections had barely been announced, when all sorts of radical anti-2nd Amendment measures were being advanced in the Virginia House of Delegates, which the Senate can't wait to approve, and which Governor Retard is itching to sign.

Virginia Citizens Defense League
The Virginia Citizens Defense League, or VCDL, describes their purpose as follows:

VCDL is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental human right of all Virginians to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I Section 13 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Fortunately, the VCDL takes their work seriously. Amid all the post-election incendiary rhetoric, and with Governor Retard doubling down on stupid and declaring the election represented a gun-control mandate, the VCDL launched a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary campaign and provided
sample adoption language to counties and independent cities, with the following results over a matter of weeks:

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[credit: Gun Rights Watch]

Pretty impressive, huh? I'm thinking there was a mandate after all, but it's not exactly what Governor Retard thinks it is, and with him muttering about "consequences" for localities that don't comply, this idiot decides to up the ante and pour gas on the fire by suggesting the Virginia National Guard may be needed to enforce the anticipated new laws. This in turn resulted in the Adjutant General of Virginia releasing the following statement:

"We have received multiple questions regarding proposed legislation for the 2020 General Assembly session and the authority of the Governor of Virginia to employ the Virginia National Guard in a law enforcement role. We understand and respect the passion people feel for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights. We will not speculate about the possible use of the Virginia National Guard. I encourage everyone to be patient while we allow our elected officials to work through the legislative process. We have not received any requests from the Governor, or anyone on his staff, about serving in a law enforcement role related to any proposed legislation. I expect our Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force to be professional and respectful in their discussions about this subject. As private citizens, our personnel are free to express their opinions to their elected officials, but they should not engage in any political activity while in a uniformed status. We will provide regular updates when appropriate during the General Assembly session. Please utilize your chain of command to direct any questions or concerns to my office, and we will do our best to address them."

- Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of VA

So we have a lot to unpack here, and I'm going to let you do the unpacking. I realize the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary declarations hold little weight in terms of the law, but they sure as hell send an unambiguous message to Richmond and the rest of the nation regarding the opinion of the people of Virginia on the subject of gun control. My little farm is located in Appomattox County, and I'm here to tell you this is the topic being discussed both in public places and in private conversations around the dinner table. Said another way, the people in the overwhelming majority of the Commonwealth are not amused. Already tired of the antics in Washington and Richmond, any significant push in this direction could very well have dire consequences.

So how about you all? How far away is this from happening where you live?

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1
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (L83do)

2 pew
pew pew pew
pew

Posted by: vmom and the book thief haters club at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (G546f)

3 Never give up your guns.

Never.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 07:04 PM (Z+IKu)

4 Evening all!

Took another new shooter to the range this week. He was kind of neutral towards the entire 2A thing beforehand but enjoyed the heck out of his range time. Already has requested I take him again.

He is now definitely leaning towards buying his own shootin' iron once he gets himself further educated.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 07:07 PM (Y4EXg)

5 That turret is so freakin' cool that I can't even.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 07:07 PM (uDh3k)

6
Your little farm? The vast desmene with the downtrodden indentured laboring under the stern gaze of that fierce overseer, WeaselDog?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 07:07 PM (7rVsF)

7 I'm downright alarmed over the statements being made about confiscating arms. If I recall correctly, there was talk about outlawing all forms of self-defense. Is there anything the rest of us can do to support our brothers in Virginia?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:08 PM (87gB3)

8 sick and tired of thinking about the constant stream of bullshit from the left

I was sitting in front of some doodz and left of some other doodz when I was trying to watch the Houston game (against the exHouston team, at the exHouston stadium). Both sets of doodz did their best to ruin the occasion with loud political discussions.

Didn't know what their brand of politics was. Didn't care. I wanted to watch the game.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 07:08 PM (ykYG2)

9 And how we burned in the camps later...

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 07:09 PM (3BoiW)

10 Top 10 at least
I want one for my truck, ball turret that is

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:09 PM (ZCEU2)

11 7 I'm downright alarmed over the statements being made about confiscating arms. If I recall correctly, there was talk about outlawing all forms of self-defense. Is there anything the rest of us can do to support our brothers in Virginia?
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:08 PM (87gB3)
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Take notes and try to keep it from happening where you live.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:10 PM (MVjcR)

12
What they can get away with this time determines what they'll demand the next time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 07:10 PM (7rVsF)

13

He is now definitely leaning towards buying his own shootin' iron once he gets himself further educated.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 07:07 PM (Y4EXg)
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Great job, Tonypete!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:11 PM (MVjcR)

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If the VCDL makes an appeal for militia volunteers to the other 49 states in the union, I believe many Americans will travel there and assist with the defense of the Commonwealth.

Virginia is a smaller version of the Dem/Nazi power grab that will happen if the national government is run by the Dems.

The Dems continue to push the country to cw2. They need to understand what will happen if they continue on this course.

Posted by: Sapwolf at December 15, 2019 07:11 PM (nuv3n)

15 Your little farm? The vast desmene with the downtrodden indentured laboring under the stern gaze of that fierce overseer, WeaselDog?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 07:07 PM (7rVsF)
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That's the one!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:12 PM (MVjcR)

16 Interesting update on what's happening in VA. That map is pretty impressive. Curious? Do you know what the darker green "Additional Measures" includes?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (Dhht7)

17 Anyway, where I live in CO, this is a far FAR left town. I do not have my finger on the pulse of the mountain valleys or the basically-desert eastern third. I know there was talk about secession but that's all it was - a lot of talk.

Governor Polis is more intelligent than Governor Blackface so really hasn't done much on guns; he's been more interested in rearranging the economy in this state, to make it dependent on Denver.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (ykYG2)

18 As usual, I have questions:

I have a Hoppe's gun cleaning kit. As far as any rags I use to wipe off excess cleaner and lube, can the rags be laundered and re-used? Can I put them in with normal laundry, or must they be washed separately? Are they a fire hazard in the meantime?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (87gB3)

19 Good evening, Mr. Weasel. You Second Amendment guys have wrought mighty labors for the Commonwealth. Well done! Couple things, your VNG Adj. Gen seems to be a sensible soldier, and not entirely a politician, and Virginia is a lesson and harbinger for America, even for Texas. And stop me if I natter on about the Glock 44, a nifty .22 long rifle-calibered Glock, yay! And since there was more Kraken left than Ezra Brooks, I finished of the EB. Am I nattering yet?

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (UUkQp)

20 One can only hope the overreach by a state government will wake up people elsewhere. Pennsylvania could be another like Virginia with big urban areas and lots of space between that is well stocked in firearms. While we have a Democrat governor the state house is still Republican.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (ZCEU2)

21 16 Interesting update on what's happening in VA. That map is pretty impressive. Curious? Do you know what the darker green "Additional Measures" includes?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (Dhht7)
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No sure really. I think the county sheriff in Culpeper has threatened to deputize all the gun owners in the county.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:15 PM (MVjcR)

22
And Weasel in a white suit sitting on the veranda of his stately manor house sipping a julip brought to him by a cringing liveried lackey.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 07:15 PM (7rVsF)

23 If VA gets sporty, I've given some thought to visiting some Civil War 1 battlegrounds.

And yes, I have already put my name down for a Glock 44 in .22

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 07:16 PM (d1uFV)

24 We are in Frederick County and this is likewise the same conversation many of us are having.

I really hope the elected representatives see they will lose elections if they start mandating this nonsense. Then again, the other possibility of them slow-walking these things in is another danger (viz., universal background checks).

Posted by: DC at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (/TvO8)

25 18 As usual, I have questions:

I have a Hoppe's gun cleaning kit. As far as any rags I use to wipe off excess cleaner and lube, can the rags be laundered and re-used? Can I put them in with normal laundry, or must they be washed separately? Are they a fire hazard in the meantime?
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (87gB3)

I wash my cleaning rags in the washer by themselves with a good amount of Tide.

Seems to work ok that way.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (d1uFV)

26 18 As usual, I have questions:

I have a Hoppe's gun cleaning kit. As far as any rags I use to wipe off excess cleaner and lube, can the rags be laundered and re-used? Can I put them in with normal laundry, or must they be washed separately? Are they a fire hazard in the meantime?
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (87gB3)
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I wouldn't wash them for fear of messing up the washing machine. I just reuse mine.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (MVjcR)

27 Weasel, I emailed this last night so it was probably too late to make it into this week's thread, but Palmetto State is selling a special edition lower to help fund the VCDL:
https://tinyurl.com/wtbh7ac

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (OMsf+)

28
Seems to work ok that way.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (d1uFV)
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Good to know!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:18 PM (MVjcR)

29 It's illegal to teach a person to operate a handgun in Virginia.
Honk
Honk

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 07:18 PM (aqwWL)

30 The new 1/48 HK B-17G Flying Fortress kit has a Sperry ball turret that has to have over a dozen pieces. Bad news still no ammo feeds or ability to open hatch.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 15, 2019 07:19 PM (FP0mT)

31 I wouldn't wash them for fear of messing up the washing machine. I just reuse mine.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (MVjcR)


Special storage instructions? Seems like the rags would be rather flammable.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:19 PM (87gB3)

32 "How far away is this from happening where you live?"

There are two Georgias too. Atlanta and the larger cities are infected by all of the varieties of lefty insanity. Out away from that there are hell of a lot of gun owners and rednecks who are not about to put up with no big city faggot coming round to take their guns.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:19 PM (Tnijr)

33 19 Good evening, Mr. Weasel. You Second Amendment guys have wrought mighty labors for the Commonwealth. Well done! Couple things, your VNG Adj. Gen seems to be a sensible soldier, and not entirely a politician, and Virginia is a lesson and harbinger for America, even for Texas. And stop me if I natter on about the Glock 44, a nifty .22 long rifle-calibered Glock, yay! And since there was more Kraken left than Ezra Brooks, I finished of the EB. Am I nattering yet?
Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (UUkQp)
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Natter away, brother!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:20 PM (MVjcR)

34 I wash my cleaning rags in the washer by themselves with a good amount of Tide.

Seems to work ok that way.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (d1uFV)


Thanks, Mark.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:20 PM (87gB3)

35 Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (87gB3)

I always wash my rags once by themselves (or maybe some other towels or miscellany), in hot water. Then leave them in for a second pass with a regular load.

I have never had a problem with oil, Hoppes, or any lingering stink.

Posted by: Pete Polarek at December 15, 2019 07:20 PM (C1NyB)

36 Come on over to West Virginia. Our gun laws are: 1) Don't shoot people unless you have a good reason; 2) You don't need a permit for open or concealed carry.

We left Virginia long ago, but we have plenty of room in the hollers for a few of our progenitors from The Old Dominion.

Posted by: Elric at December 15, 2019 07:21 PM (oSDkQ)

37 Anyway, did visit the range with the Nurse.
We were trying out some double tap drills with .22, since getting the trigger finger a good workout is easier than with Fiocci 9mm.

We tried transitioning to different parts of the target, putting two pills into it, then shooting another location.

It's not something we're great at, but we practiced. Wound up the session with a box of full power ammo. The Glock 36 I bought has an aftermarket trigger that is super light and super crisp. At 40 feet or less, it's a fucking laser.

Also shot my XD9 a bit, which is a VERY different trigger from my CZ P07. After so many weeks of mostly shooting the CZ, I had to relearn how to shoot striker fired pistols.

I wish Springfield Armory had an adapter like CZ has the Kadet. The Advantage Arms slide I bought was junk. Just junk, sights fell off in the first range session.

Anyway....Glock 44 should be good. Wish it came in more than 10 round capacity. If Beretta can figure out a 15 round magazine, Glock should.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 07:21 PM (d1uFV)

38 As usual, I have questions:
I have a Hoppe's gun cleaning kit. As far as any rags I use to wipe off excess cleaner and lube, can the rags be laundered and re-used? Can I put them in with normal laundry, or must they be washed separately? Are they a fire hazard in the meantime?
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (87gB3)

I use paper towels. Use, toss, no worries.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 07:21 PM (Z+IKu)

39 Also, everyone feel free to utilize my new moniker for the VA governor: "Mao Jolson".

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 07:21 PM (OMsf+)

40 27 Weasel, I emailed this last night so it was probably too late to make it into this week's thread, but Palmetto State is selling a special edition lower to help fund the VCDL:
https://tinyurl.com/wtbh7ac
Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (OMsf+)
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I saw that and thanks for posting the link here Bert G!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:22 PM (MVjcR)

41 Those bastards in Richmond will not give up as long as they are in office. Even if they have to back track a little from their goal of confiscation, it will be temporary and they will look at other ways to fvck the citizens like screwing with access to ammo.

BTW, I am not reassured by the statement from the head of the National Guard. It is no assurance that he cares about the 2A.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 07:22 PM (7EjX1)

42 I saw that and thanks for posting the link here Bert G!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:22 PM


Happy to help out!

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 07:23 PM (OMsf+)

43 And another thing, I talked to a RN the other day who was asking about how to choose their FIRST firearm. I resisted flaying them over waiting this long, and explained the process of mission, fit, purchase, and training. How the fcuk does a 29+ year old in today's Texas not have at least one firearm and the skills to use it? Their dad is a co-worker so I was gentle.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:23 PM (UUkQp)

44 Ezra Pound wrote a short poem called, "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner"

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 07:23 PM (Cssks)

45 I use paper towels. Use, toss, no worries.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 07:21 PM (Z+IKu)


Yeah, I considered that, especially those shop paper towels that I think are designed to be low lint.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:23 PM (87gB3)

46 It was Dahl

And they washed me out withba hose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 15, 2019 07:24 PM (FP0mT)

47 What is the NRA doing in Virginia? Can't some lawsuits be filed or something? Are they doing anything to challenge the blatent violations of your constitutional rights?

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:24 PM (Tnijr)

48 OT: I love Appomattox County. I could live there. I did a week long trip through parts of VA this summer. Appomattox was one of the stops. Lovely area. BR Pkwy is also gorgeous. Sorry about my neck of VA (Alexandria). It has very little relation to the rest of the state.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 07:24 PM (DR/Dl)

49 I liv in true blue DE but even ther they have not been so bold as to enact any anti-2nd A laws, despite the chance last year,.

Posted by: Mikey at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (rkNc+)

50 Anna Puma

"no... ability to open the hatch" was a problem on the REAL one, too.

Posted by: mnw at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (Cssks)

51
BTW, I am not reassured by the statement from the head of the National Guard. It is no assurance that he cares about the 2A.
Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 07:22 PM (7EjX1)
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Noticed that too, huh?

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (MVjcR)

52 Another way of looking at the Va map is that most of the islands of red are college towns. And we taxpayers are subsidizing those bastions of 2A hate.

That ball turret is bad. ass. I want one. And southwestern ranch to shoot it in.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (coLd8)

53 Unpacking the statement from the Maj. Gen. Williams, I see someone who is, at very least, a professional. He clearly understands politics better than his civilian overlords.


The language about understanding and respecting the people's passion for their enumerated rights could be read both ways, though - given his professionalism and political acumen demonstrated by his statement - I'm leaning toward him tactfully letting the governor know that he may go fvck himself should the time comes.

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (1hM5m)

54 I saw where one county in New Jersey was going 2A sanctuary. There may have to be a showdown.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (Tnijr)

55 Red Flag Law goes into effect in CO in January. Some sheriffs and county commissioners have made declarations opposed to enforcing the law. I suppose there will be some test cases. I wonder if there will be a surge of reports beginning in Jan.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 07:26 PM (m45I2)

56 47 What is the NRA doing in Virginia? Can't some lawsuits be filed or something? Are they doing anything to challenge the blatent violations of your constitutional rights?
Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:24 PM (Tnijr)
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The NRA? Who the hell knows. I don't have a lot of faith in them frankly.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:26 PM (MVjcR)

57 One caution with rags and chemicals that burn is keeping them safe and away from other flammable materials until disposal. Air them if possible and do not store in a sealed container.
Personally I take them to the burn barrel straight away if possible, and also taliking about paint thinner or mineral spirits as well as gun cleaner.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:27 PM (ZCEU2)

58 54 I saw where one county in New Jersey was going 2A sanctuary. There may have to be a showdown.
Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (Tnijr)
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Check out the Gun Rights Watch link.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:27 PM (MVjcR)

59 "Take notes and try to keep it from happening where you live."

Note 1. Do not elect Democrats. Ever.
Note 2. See note 1.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 15, 2019 07:28 PM (coLd8)

60 Here's the article about outlawing all forms of self-defense.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/uv5kyt2

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:28 PM (87gB3)

61 Polesucker may be more discreet but I don't know that he's smarter than the VA pols.

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO) has been sending emails with an alleged wish list the CO demo-fascists want to pass here. Haven't seen much in the news, yet...


>>> 21 16 Interesting update on what's happening in VA. That map is pretty impressive. Curious? Do you know what the darker green "Additional Measures" includes?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (Dhht7)
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No sure really. I think the county sheriff in Culpeper has threatened to deputize all the gun owners in the county.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:15 PM (MVjcR)

I very much like this idea, and not just for the immediate concern. I would like to see more genuine community involvement and less of the hmm, "standing army" style police force complete with actual military surplus.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 15, 2019 07:28 PM (0ReGO)

62 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 07:24 PM (DR/Dl)
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That's where I'm headed!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:28 PM (MVjcR)

63 Mark Andrew Edwards @ 23- GT Distributors Blue Label 359.00 pre-order for 1/20/20. Whoohoo! and just when (looks over shoulder, whispers) Mrs. E told me NOT to attend gubshow today, or at least not spend any money.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:29 PM (UUkQp)

64 Here is Loudoun County (Virginia) our idiotic and wholly worthless board of supervisors were asked to consider the 2nd Amendment sanctuary question. They declined to even consider it saying that the US Constitution already does that. Never mind that it would have to come to an actual physical confrontation between a gun owner and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office to even bring the US Constitution into play. And by the time it reaches SCOTUS, the gun owner will have been in jail (assuming he refuses to hand them over) for a considerable amount of time. So, I believe it's important for we law-abiding gun owners in LoCo, to appeal to Sheriff Mike Chapman to not allow his deputies or any LCSO money to be spent enforcing any new laws.

Posted by: TimInVirginia at December 15, 2019 07:30 PM (621ey)

65 I have stated a few times the last few days I think it's wishful thinking on the part of some representative and will not come to gun confiscation by the NG.
But if they are going to start the civil war II Virginia is a good place, they have seen it before.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:30 PM (ZCEU2)

66 I think the problem has already happened in CO. The state has gone from red to blue in my lifetime. It sucks.

Posted by: Ronster at December 15, 2019 07:30 PM (Ydtlf)

67 Sounds like the VA Gov is spoiling for a hot war.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 07:31 PM (NWiLs)

68 Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 07:25 PM (1hM5m)
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I wish I knew more about the guy. Agreed it's a very measured and carefully worded statement.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:31 PM (MVjcR)

69 "What is the NRA doing in Virginia?"

Dunno. It's not like their HQ is based in Fairfax County or anything...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 15, 2019 07:31 PM (coLd8)

70 "The NRA? Who the hell knows. I don't have a lot of faith in them frankly."

Me either. They seem to be pretty good at wasting a lot of money on junk mail though.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:31 PM (Tnijr)

71 That Ball turret video is great. Bomber Camp. In a real B-17 or B-24. With a 250 pound dummy bomb and using a Norden bombsight.

OMG!!! Is this a great country or what?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2019 07:32 PM (u82oZ)

72 I wouldn't wash them for fear of messing up the washing machine. I just reuse mine.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:17 PM (MVjcR)


May be a late comment that was already covered, but if you are on well and septic, I would definitely NOT recommend washing gun-cleaning rags!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 07:32 PM (BiNEL)

73 But Weasel you see why you need a dug in bunker at least.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:33 PM (ZCEU2)

74 The ball turret vid is awesome.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 07:33 PM (K22Va)

75
May be a late comment that was already covered, but if you are on well and septic, I would definitely NOT recommend washing gun-cleaning rags!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 07:32 PM (BiNEL)
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That is a VERY good point!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:33 PM (MVjcR)

76 73 But Weasel you see why you need a dug in bunker at least.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:33 PM (ZCEU2)
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Yep!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (MVjcR)

77 69 "What is the NRA doing in Virginia?"

Dunno. It's not like their HQ is based in Fairfax County or anything...
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings



Fairfax County; the Natural Habitat of grifters and parasites.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (DR/Dl)

78 74 The ball turret vid is awesome.
Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 07:33 PM (K22Va)
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Isn't it?!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (MVjcR)

79 How the fcuk does a 29+ year old in today's Texas not have at least one firearm and the skills to use it? Their dad is a co-worker so I was gentle.
Posted by: Eromero

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I was under the impression that all infants born in TX hospitals were issued a sidearm as a matter of pride.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (Y4EXg)

80 Heh heh. Ball turret. Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 07:35 PM (NWiLs)

81 I did not go to the range this week! ... but I did last week, and will next week.

In addition to prioritizing my vacation time for MoMees I'm also planning to go to a couple courses at one or the other of these two:
https://www.frontsight.com
https://www.gunsite.com

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (0ReGO)

82 I've seen a lot of Little Ceasar's ads today. I guess the young ones don't know how awful that stuff is.

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (3BoiW)

83 70 "The NRA? Who the hell knows. I don't have a lot of faith in them frankly."

Me either. They seem to be pretty good at wasting a lot of money on junk mail though.
Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:31 PM (Tnijr)
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You made me laugh out loud!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (MVjcR)

84 ---
I was sitting in front of some doodz and left of some other doodz when I was trying to watch the Houston game (against the exHouston team, at the exHouston stadium). Both sets of doodz did their best to ruin the occasion with loud political discussions.

Didn't know what their brand of politics was. Didn't care. I wanted to watch the game.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 07:08 PM (ykYG2)


Their quarterback gave the "white power" signal to his men.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (pGnDm)

85 CO was never truly 'red'. It was always complacently electing hurr durr consrrrvativz into local office and sending Gary Hart and Nighthorse Campbell into the Senate. (Campbell had to wise up, himself.)

Hardly ever sent a R to the Denver governor's mansion.

And now, here we are.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (ykYG2)

86 ..As usual, I have questions:

I have a Hoppe's gun cleaning kit. As far as any rags I use to wipe off excess cleaner and lube, can the rags be laundered and re-used? Can I put them in with normal laundry, or must they be washed separately? Are they a fire hazard in the meantime?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (87gB3)



Yeah, you need a metal can with a spring powered lid for oily rags. Spontaneous Combustion is a REAL thing with decaying VOCs.

And you guys who wash 'em in your home machines aren't doing your machines any favors.

Those solvents are slowly making themselves to the nylon parts in your machines, and believe me, your machine has got a lot of nylon parts in the water-flow.

But you won't notice a fail, till it fails suddenly.

I worked eight years in the Industrial Laundry business, and the machines that do the shop rags are very seriously isolated from the apparel machines.

Also, in the Industrial Laundry plants, the wastewater is both highly regulated and the technology to clean that wastewater of solvents and other solids is expensive, thorough and effective.

Sending that mess downstream to your municipal sewage plant isn't exactly the best thing you can do. And if a working shop does it enough, you can be assured that wastewater treatment plant will send it's "detectives" right back up the lines till it finds the offending point of origin.

Rags are CHEAP. Buy you some new tee shirts already, and feed your rag supply with your cast-offs.

We brag about us all being mature, experienced shooters who pick up all of OUR trash at the range, unlike those crude yahoos who shoot the whole place up and leave shot up 2 liter bottles, ammo boxes and empty beer cans scattered about.

Don't be the crude yahoo who's putting powerful solvents, oils and greases down your drains.


/rant



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (QzJWU)

87 Their quarterback gave the "white power" signal to his men.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (pGnDm)

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 07:36 PM (NWiLs)

88 emmie,
I use Hoppes for all my modern gun cleaning. I just use paper towels to wipe off excess cleaner and throw them out with the cotton cleaning patches. They get thrown in the trash. Never had a problem in over 30 years. I do use a silicone impregnated cloth to wipe down the guns before I put them away.

None of this is a problem with black powder weapons which I clean with water. I use the silicone cloth afterwards or, better, wipe them down with Renaissance Wax.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 07:38 PM (7EjX1)

89 One I am glad the VCDL is now on the case - took a while for their public relations part to catch up. They should be loud about SB16 which would make VA one of the strictest on guns in the country - Maryland would be more free!

Second, I think the 2A Sanctuary counties are...eh. I may be turning around on it seeing that so many have been put in place in VA. But to me it is virtue signalling to the right. It is not a right-wing mirror of immigration sanctuary localities, where they refuse to work with Federal authorities at all, let people out of jail early so they won't get caught, and actually pardon or change change charges to make illegal immigrants not a target for serious criminal designation.

The 2A sanctuary counties are resolutions that county funds can not be expended on enforcement of the new gun control measures. But in most cases they are not enforceable. And is a county not going to help prosecute say, MS-13 running guns?

Where I am starting to turn the corner on this is that the large swath of counties is a stron message to the state.

VCDL is doing a lobbying day Jan 20 in Richmond - I am going to make sure I participate in that.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 07:38 PM (ZfRYq)

90 I'm taking this to mean we need a shoot/scoot target range next year?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 07:38 PM (oigoJ)

91 You folks sometimes disappoint me. Don't you know that ANYTHING flammable needs to be disposed of in FLAME?

It's very cool. Safer than putting in your washing machine, too.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 07:38 PM (r2qz1)

92 No sure really. I think the county sheriff in Culpeper has threatened to deputize all the gun owners in the county.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:15 PM (MVjcR)


Why would that be a "threat"?

Is a DA plea bargaining criminal aliens down to petty misdemeanors to protect them from deportation making a threat? Similarly, a Governor who pardons convicted aliens for the same reason. Are they making threats?

Not finding fault. Offering the Sheriff a talking point.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2019 07:38 PM (1g7ch)

93 91 You folks sometimes disappoint me. Don't you know that ANYTHING flammable needs to be disposed of in FLAME?

And a beverage.

Beer and Fire. Mmmmmmm.

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 07:39 PM (3BoiW)

94 This all sounds like something we would have here in Illinois already. Our governor is way left and the fvcking mayor of Chicago is even further out. Crook County seems a prime place to try that shit, though the red flag thing probably won't work too well on the south and west sides.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 07:40 PM (K22Va)

95 We have a gun sporting shop going out of business here, everything must go so hoping Wednesday it can be on my way home. No doubt will be a madhouse but could use ammo, cleaning gear.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:40 PM (ZCEU2)

96 "They seem to be pretty good at wasting a lot of money on junk mail"

I keep get fargin' membership renewals every 3 months, even though I'm paid up for multiple years. Do their records suck, or do they just like harassing their members?

They do have a decent indoor range at least.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 15, 2019 07:40 PM (coLd8)

97 77 69 "What is the NRA doing in Virginia?"

Dunno. It's not like their HQ is based in Fairfax County or anything...
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings


Fairfax County; the Natural Habitat of grifters and parasites.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (DR/Dl)


What happened to that dust up: North resigning and Whine LePierre's five thousand dollar suits purchased by the NRA.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 07:41 PM (pGnDm)

98 We had a bunch of new restrictive gun laws pass in WA state. (Not as bad as VA but still). People just say, oh well Seattle. But this state has many conservative areas, that also passed 2nd amendment sanctuary counties. Don't have a solution.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 15, 2019 07:41 PM (Lqy/e)

99
Where I am starting to turn the corner on this is that the large swath of counties is a stron message to the state.

VCDL is doing a lobbying day Jan 20 in Richmond - I am going to make sure I participate in that.
Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 07:38 PM (ZfRYq)
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Agreed on the messaging.

Matt Bracken had an interesting take on the 1/20 Richmond Rally over at WRSA in the last day or so.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:41 PM (MVjcR)

100 Not sure what the long term holds here in Ohio. Gov. DeWineMom seems to be caving the the "something must be done!" squawking coming from the "concerned" proletariat. I think that the election will clear things up a bit.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 15, 2019 07:41 PM (EgshT)

101 Why has Richmond, VA become the land of the cucks? Lots of my parents friends relocated there to retire, and teh men turned into weeping vaginas over the sins of the Civil War. Serious question btw

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 07:42 PM (aqwWL)

102 91 See my comment at 57
Burn first if possible
Helps warm the globe also so a two for 1

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:42 PM (ZCEU2)

103 NRA-ILA has been on top of the Virginia stuff for a while.

They spent a lot of money during the election.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 07:43 PM (ZfRYq)

104 I keep get fargin' membership renewals every 3 months, even though I'm
paid up for multiple years. Do their records suck, or do they just like
harassing their members?

I get those too. Don't know why but I just toss them and I'll let it run out if it doesn't stop.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 07:43 PM (K22Va)

105 Not sure what the long term holds here in Ohio.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

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Long term I fear we are toast.

Part of the reason I'm heading out. The other is taxes.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 07:43 PM (Y4EXg)

106 This is unfolding about 1500 miles away but I am keeping an eye on this. We are about to find out how many people know the difference between "legal" and "moral".

My thought is that the politics of guns isn't discussed here because, let's face it, it's preaching to the choir to this crowd; but the enemy does occasionally get a vote, as in VA, and thus intrudes on forums like this one. So the occasional discussing of the issues such as these when the Statist crazies take over a government is not only important, but necessary.

In the meantime, we should continue to practice our hobby, try to introduce more people to it, and close ranks behind national and state gun rights organizations in the meantime in order to convince the clueless governments of the truth: 1) we are not the problem and 2) leave us the f*** alone.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 15, 2019 07:43 PM (dJGLL)

107 The schnizzels will be how they prosecute self defense cases.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 07:44 PM (pGnDm)

108 Ben Had @ 90- Shoot and scoot? I nominate D'OhBoy as the instructor/rangemaster. I'd be proud to be a snuffy on his crew.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:44 PM (UUkQp)

109 Eromero, sounds like a good plan to me.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 07:45 PM (oigoJ)

110 ..Ben Had @ 90- Shoot and scoot? I nominate D'OhBoy as the instructor/rangemaster. I'd be proud to be a snuffy on his crew.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:44 PM (UUkQp)




Seconded.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 07:46 PM (QzJWU)

111 UGH. I don't understand how a CWP requirement is Constitutional. I have the RIGHT to defend myself. Catholics are under attack. I'm carrying at Mass. No one will ever know unless the shot hits the fan. And then, I think a CWP will be the least of my worries.

Why do I have to be worried about following the rules when no one else is.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:46 PM (PkVlr)

112 The proper politics for guns is none.

Unfortunately liberals don't play that way.

My message when I go to lobbying day is that if they pass the law banning ownership of "assault firearms" (or even with the latest proposed grandfather if you register) I am moving out of Virginia. Period. End of sentence.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 07:46 PM (ZfRYq)

113 109 Eromero, sounds like a good plan to me.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 07:45 PM (oigoJ)
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That's an excellent idea.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:47 PM (MVjcR)

114 I've been looking through a copy of "Sixguns By Keith". It's fun reading and I'm especially enjoying the chapters on long range revolver shooting and reloading. Some of the information is outdated but not much. It's also fun to see how he helped develop what became the 357, 41, and 44 magnum cartridges.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 07:48 PM (7EjX1)

115 I saw where one county in New Jersey was going 2A sanctuary. There may have to be a showdown.
Posted by: freaked

Which county ?

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2019 07:49 PM (arJlL)

116 Nurse ratched : I've noted here at AOSHQ that Vincent de Paul in Houston forbids parishioners to carry on the premises.

But then, Houston's Cardinal-Bishop covers for paedo, so.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (ykYG2)

117 Oh, and Gung la gunga !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (arJlL)

118 Christmas came early for me. Mrs. Simple brought me a WWII "bring-back" that her father scored in Germany in 1946. I am now the happy possessor of a WWI Luger (1915) , which has been stored in a WWII 1911 U.S. tankers rig on a shelf in a closet for the last 75 years. As it was in SoCal, there's no rust, with probably 95 per cent bluing and perfect wood grips. A little cleaning and lube and it goes bang every time the trigger is pulled. I'm happy.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (w7U7L)

119 I will get with Thug Life and see what we need to do to plan this out.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (oigoJ)

120
The Dems continue to push the country to cw2. They need to understand what will happen if they continue on this course.
Posted by: Sapwolf

Weren't the first major battles of the first CW fought in Virginia? Any CW buffs please feel free to coorect me.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (aT8XW)

121 Range report:


I suck. Need more practice. Need to figure out more practical practice. I need to learn how to move and shoot. And hit a moving target.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (PkVlr)

122 Bloody hell. I have no clue how I copied the entire thread. SMH

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 15, 2019 07:51 PM (dJGLL)

123 We have a gun sporting shop going out of business here, everything must go so hoping Wednesday it can be on my way home. No doubt will be a madhouse but could use ammo, cleaning gear.
Posted by: Skip

A few years back, they opened a gun shop in my town, and a few nights later, thieves broke in and stole EVERY gun !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2019 07:52 PM (arJlL)

124 This week was the Springfield SAR-48 HB FAL and the Czech VZ-58 in 5.56 instead of the standard 7.62 x 39.

I was shocked, shocked I say, as to the accuracy of the VZ-58 at distance. From 100-200-300-400-500 and 600 yards this rifle delivered hit after hit. I shot 55, 62 and 77 grain out of her and she ate it all but really liked the 62 grain as her barrel is 16.15 inches. Could not miss with this rifle and the iron sights, just like an AK's, delivered. This rifle is big in Canada and I see why.

The Springfield SAR-48 HB FAL is a unique rifle. Put out by Springfield back in the day and built using Israeli parts and an Imbel receiver, she is a semi version of the SAW carried by the IDF in the 60's-70's. Bi-pod included. Even has the thingee that goes up.
Heavy, but fun to shoot. Very accurate and when you get the gas dialed in just right will leave your spent brass in a neat pile a few inches from the rifle.

Kinda of a hoot when your hear the steel go blang! from the 5.56mm then goes BamBlang!!!! from the 7.62 x 51.




Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 07:52 PM (Z+IKu)

125 I see The Barrel is getting fed tonight.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 07:52 PM (OMsf+)

126 I have the RIGHT to defend myself. Catholics are under attack. I'm carrying at Mass.

Posted by: Nurse ratched

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Nurse, just recently our Priest authorized a security team to be stood up for Masses. It is still in it's infancy but at least we started the ball rolling.

(But I, and a number of others, carried long before we were "allowed" to during Mass.)

Shhhhh.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 07:52 PM (Y4EXg)

127 bth, I'm I. The people's republic of Seattle. And I don't gaf what anyone says. I'm not a sacrificial lamb. I'm an American. I have the God given right to protect myself.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:52 PM (PkVlr)

128 Caught one!

Posted by: the Barrel at December 15, 2019 07:53 PM (ykYG2)

129 I live in a deep Blue city in a deep Red state. Periodically the state has to gut measures inacted by the city. My guess is this would happen quite swiftly if the city council infringed on firearms rights; much of the "city" is exurban and has high incidents of gun ownership and a lot of hunting. I seriously doubt any city-imposed firearms laws would be imposed on the vibrant, dangerous urban core and the mostly white rural areas would be targeted. So much for "crime control"...

That aside, let's contrast "Sanctuary Cities and States" for illegal aliens with those for Second Amendment rights. One is upholding the constitution and the other is not. Quite frankly, if Northam were to use the state guard against Virginians, I would fully expect President Trump would nationalize the force and order them to stand down.

This will get hot and the Left is in for a huge dose of shock.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 07:53 PM (iw59Q)

130 That was interesting.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 15, 2019 07:53 PM (EgshT)

131 ..Range report:


I suck. Need more practice. Need to figure out more practical practice. I need to learn how to move and shoot. And hit a moving target.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (PkVlr)



With the exception of her signature line, I would put this on a tee shirt and wear it.

We ALL need more practice, always.

That one was a shooter's Lombardi quote. I think I'll print a copy to reside inside my gun safe, taped to the inside of the door.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 07:53 PM (QzJWU)

132 Damn it!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 07:54 PM (Y4EXg)

133 Uh oh

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 07:54 PM (K22Va)

134 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 15, 2019 07:51 PM (dJGLL)

The Barrel thanks you for that recap.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 07:54 PM (NWiLs)

135 Le Barrel, how you say?

She is roomier than I imagined.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 07:55 PM (Y4EXg)

136 Sock Monkey your right that first ground battles started there

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:55 PM (ZCEU2)

137
What movie did someone call the National Guard "weekend warriors?"
First Blood?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 07:55 PM (F8O+m)

138 Nearly the same thing is about to happen in WA state.

Dems took control of the Senate last month, so a fully Blue Olympia.

Already they are talking banning semi-autos that are scary, 10 round mags, a license to buy any ammo, and other clearly unconstitutional nonsense.

It is essentially Seattle, and Island county (the San Juan Islands, where the multi-millionaires go for retirement) against most of the rest of the state.


Honestly, if the US Supreme Court doesn't stand up to these lawless Democrat blatant naked takings of citizen rights, I believe there eventually will be shooting. Not that I am saying I will, but the anger is getting so high, especially after the 3 year propaganda effort against Trump by the Demos and their owners/masters in Progda, some people see their backs against the wall against these traitors.

I honestly do.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 07:56 PM (sy5kK)

139 120: Weren't the first major battles of the first CW fought in Virginia? Any CW buffs please feel free to coorect me.


Manassas.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 07:56 PM (DR/Dl)

140 Hi Insom!

Pew pew pew pew!
I want a Glock 36. Mark is an evil man.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:57 PM (PkVlr)

141 Hi Mr Weasel. Love the ball turret vid. Only have the flexible gun and only one "sad face". And hi to Red? if he is around, from a day ago when he said if he was to visit he would come and see me and my toys. He is most welcome, hell y'all are welcome if any of you every get down south to visit. Hope the VA laws get slapped down as they should . We have 5 days to hand our evil guns in and as of today only 28% compliance rate. We will see what a police state looks like after the 20th Dec.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 07:57 PM (bgJ0E)

142 Greta's been caught lying again. This time about being on an overcrowded German train, sitting on the floor, when she was actually seated in First Class.

https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/
1206344878306865152

Other questions here:
https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/
1206335480041787394


Posted by: andycanuck at December 15, 2019 07:57 PM (Dh1wo)

143 The few gun shops I get to seem alarmed and camera complete.
Am wondering wht French Creek Outfitters are going out of business. Few times I have been there seemed quite busy.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:59 PM (ZCEU2)

144 Manassas.
Posted by: Puddleglum

Thanks PG . First battle of the Bullrun? My chronology was /is fuzzy.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 08:00 PM (aT8XW)

145 He may say you don't have to be a teeny person, but I toured a B-24 once that had the door to the lower ball turret opened, and I realized that I might could have gotten my legs into it but nothing else. Maybe the 10 year old me could have gotten into that, but even the 17 year old me wouldn't have had a chance of fitting into one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 15, 2019 08:00 PM (f+zJo)

146 140 Hi Insom!

Pew pew pew pew!
I want a Glock 36. Mark is an evil man.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:57 PM (PkVlr)

Hiya! Mark is merely encouraging comprehensive exercise of 2d Amendment rights.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 08:00 PM (NWiLs)

147 Sorry I was wrong it was not a New Jersey county a township. West Milford.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 08:00 PM (Tnijr)

148 Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 07:57 PM (bgJ0E)
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Great to see you, NZFrank!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:01 PM (MVjcR)

149 Virginian by choice, not birth.Four decades here. Living just outside of Richmond. If they, (gun-grabbers), go down this road, they will not like where it leads.

Posted by: Mister at December 15, 2019 08:01 PM (Nw1FJ)

150 149 Virginian by choice, not birth.Four decades here. Living just outside of Richmond. If they, (gun-grabbers), go down this road, they will not like where it leads.
Posted by: Mister at December 15, 2019 08:01 PM (Nw1FJ)
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Nice to have you here, Mister!

Oh, and agreed.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:03 PM (MVjcR)

151 "120
The Dems continue to push the country to cw2. They need to understand what will happen if they continue on this course.
Posted by: Sapwolf

Weren't the first major battles of the first CW fought in Virginia? Any CW buffs please feel free to coorect me."

The First Battle of Bull Run is considered the first combat of the Civil War although several arguably happened between Kansas and Missouri nearly a decade before the war and Ft. Sumpter kind of was a battle.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 08:03 PM (iw59Q)

152 144: Yep. First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas, depending on what side of the Mason/Dixon you're on).

;-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 08:03 PM (DR/Dl)

153 Hi Nurse, Mark.
The sheriff over here already told the state AG to fvck off with the new laws. VA is scary though. WA and OR are one party states as well and they'd just love to do the same thing here.
I doubt the Nat Guard, the troops at least, would cooperate with confiscation. Too much like getting shot for the dolts in Olympia.
btw, I heard that there is a petition to recall both Inslee and Ferguson. Have you seen anything about that?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2019 08:04 PM (Tt761)

154 I live in Stafford, VA. Our sheriff doesn't report suppressor stamps to the state.

So I've added a suppressed Ruger precision rifle in 22lr to the suppressed LaRue PredatOBR in 5.56.

It's, um, quiet..

As to Virginia, I'm truly starting to think it's going to come to guns. I've not been convinced of that before the way I am now.

They mean to disarm us. They mean to compel us to comply.

I'm raising two kids by myself, so my lines are different from others, but I still have lines that i won't abide being crossed.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:05 PM (T8HPM)

155 Here is what is up with Virginia politics.

It was Democrat forever, in the old Southern Democrat tradition. Deep Democrat, even out there in the rural areas where everyone is conservative.

In 2009 we elected a Republican governor who beat his Democrat opponent by 30 points. The Obama Justice Department opened a Federal case on him based on a whistleblower in the Governor's Mansion and convicted him - SCOTUS later overturned the conviction because turns out that what he was convicted of was not even a crime. Long story short on that, the Republican Party was destroyed at the state level.

So now the Virginia Democrat party has 2 large bases - the large African American community (about 20% of the population) is concentrated in cities like Richmond and Lynchburg. And Northern Virginia which has a ton of government workers and contractors dependent on the government - and something often overlooked - a large tech sector. Northern VA was called the Silicon Valley of the East. There is a reason why Amazon is putting HQ2 here, and it isn't proximity to the government. So the politics and mores of the tech crowd are very strong here.

Republicans did not control the legislature in VA until 2001.

So the interregnum has been relatively short. Virginia has a LOT of liberal laws on the books. We are going to get more.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:05 PM (ZfRYq)

156
Need more practice. Need to figure out more practical practice. I need to learn how to move and shoot. And hit a moving target.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM


two words: USPSA &/or IDPA

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2019 08:05 PM (L83do)

157 Really no idea about NZ but can't imagine a %28 compliance rait here.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 08:05 PM (ZCEU2)

158 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:05 PM (T8HPM)
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Howdy neighbor!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:06 PM (MVjcR)

159 I make that %28 rate here out of 350M only 98M

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 08:07 PM (ZCEU2)

160 Hey Weasel.

Did you ever get that range finished?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:08 PM (T8HPM)

161 Turkey could shut down its Incirlik airbase, which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads, in response to threats of U.S. sanctions and a separate U.S. Senate resolution that recognized mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

Good. And then we kick those fuckin Turks out of NATO finally

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 15, 2019 08:08 PM (85Gof)

162 We had a bunch of new restrictive gun laws pass in WA state. (Not as bad as VA but still). People just say, oh well Seattle. But this state has many conservative areas, that also passed 2nd amendment sanctuary counties. Don't have a solution.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

There is a new initiative being circulated to overturn 1639. I'm sure you can find a copy to sign at any gun shop. Not sure if it would pass but needs the effort. There is also a court challenge I believe. I live in a sanctuary county but that is only a stop gap if onerous laws continue to be thrown at us.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 08:09 PM (aT8XW)

163 "The Obama Justice Department opened a Federal case on him based on a whistleblower in the Governor's Mansion and convicted him - SCOTUS later overturned the conviction because turns out that what he was convicted of was not even a crime. "

Just one of many examples of Obama's lawless behavior that was ignored. The damage he did to this country is his legacy.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 08:09 PM (Tnijr)

164 Nurse @ 128- Exactly. Next to my family, my church are the dearest people to me on this earth. I do not wish them to be harmed by anyone and will do my utmost to prevent violence against them.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 08:09 PM (UUkQp)

165 Did you ever get that range finished?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:08 PM (T8HPM)
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Not as long as I'd like, yet. It's much easier clearing in the winter!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:09 PM (MVjcR)

166 "154 I live in Stafford, VA. Our sheriff doesn't report suppressor stamps to the state.

So I've added a suppressed Ruger precision rifle in 22lr to the suppressed LaRue PredatOBR in 5.56.

It's, um, quiet..

As to Virginia, I'm truly starting to think it's going to come to guns. I've not been convinced of that before the way I am now.

They mean to disarm us. They mean to compel us to comply.

I'm raising two kids by myself, so my lines are different from others, but I still have lines that i won't abide being crossed."

You probably are not an outlier. What's being described as Civil War II more or less will be the dissolution of states. I once discounted the Left was using illegal aliens to settle rural areas as a sort of Hessian troop arrangement but believe that is the motive. It didn't happen fast enough so Virginia, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington will be the first states to dissolve, either formally or informally, and soon will be joined by California, Mississippi, and eventually Texas.

The "United States" will look remarkably different by the end of the upcoming decade.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 08:09 PM (iw59Q)

167 What movie did someone call the National Guard "weekend warriors?"
First Blood?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 07:55 PM (F8O+m)

"Southern Comfort" with Powers Booth comes to mind too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 08:09 PM (Z+IKu)

168 ..As to Virginia, I'm truly starting to think it's going to come to guns. I've not been convinced of that before the way I am now.

They mean to disarm us. They mean to compel us to comply.

I'm raising two kids by myself, so my lines are different from others, but I still have lines that i won't abide being crossed.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:05 PM (T8HPM)



Template is the Bundy Ranch Standoff.

The problem they'll "present" to us in a place like VA, is that they'll seal off access to the entire area should such a scenario begin to develop.

They'll cut-off reinforcements and in so doing, cut off supplies.

What it's going to take is local "guides" who know the back hills n' hollers like their own families.

And then we're going to have to hump it on foot, or four-wheelers, horseback or push-bicycle, Viet Cong style.

But we're going to have to reinforce the fk out of our VA brethren, one way or another.

Applies not just to VA, but to EVERY where.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 08:10 PM (QzJWU)

169 Well, we know this: the Left never stops. NEVER. All we've ever done in this country, or I should say all our leaders have ever done, is appease or temporarily stall the Left. At some point we're going to have to recognize this isn't going to work, not if we want to save this country.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 08:11 PM (H8QX8)

170 AltonJackson,
Mark and I were out through the paces of IDPA courtesy of LazyMessenger a couple of weeks ago. It was really fun! We went out to the woods and set up a course and there was a timer, which added a certain amount of urgency. I did ok. I didn't shoot the hostage, but I was quite slow. I did manage to hit the targets. I like moving and shooting. It seems so much more practical.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 08:11 PM (PkVlr)

171 wipe them down with Renaissance Wax.
Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 07:38 PM (7EjX1)


I actually have some of that stuff.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:11 PM (87gB3)

172 Nurse: Moving and shooting is taught at the Seattle Firearms Academy in their Defensive Handgun class. Their Concealed Carry course is very good, too. https://tinyurl.com/rezq26p

Posted by: Chris H at December 15, 2019 08:12 PM (gfA/H)

173 Don't y'all just burn y'alls junk mail and such? Gun rags start great fires. Pine needles? Palm fronds? Feed bags?

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2019 08:12 PM (UXDRE)

174 Anybody know if a good book or some sort of write-up of the Bundy story has been done?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 08:13 PM (H8QX8)

175 This kid is being trained...are yours?

https://youtu.be/Iw7uns8ZiSA

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 08:13 PM (OMsf+)

176 Winston,

Please try to get to this side and shoot with me and Mark someday. I'll email you and bug you about it. Unless, of course, you have access to an outdoor range. Then we may come to you!!!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 08:13 PM (PkVlr)

177 Weasel, I'd be up for a range day at your convenience.

As to the means by which they intend to compel us to comply, I really don't think it'll be huge, camera-worthy events. I think it'll be traffic stops, license plate hits, and online purchase blocking.

They'll take us one at a time, rather than pick a fight.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:13 PM (T8HPM)

178 I want to rant and this is the only place I can really do it. God Damn smart phones. Literally, not the throwaway curse, but literally open a crack of hell and pull them in.

I am so sick of people who are so self-absorbed in their little phone world that they are utterly rude and treat others with contempt. Gotta finish this text, sorry I wasn't paying attention to you, I was watching a kitten video, I can't do that, I have to finish this level of Candy Crush, Don't call me text!

My brother, who used to hate phones is sucked in now, its the first thing he grabs in the morning like he used to his glasses, carries the thing around with him all the time, any spare moment it comes out like its his external brain. He runs Spottify off it into his car stereo so its going then too. He is hunched over the thing like gollum masturbating on a public train, to crib Ace, ignoring people while at a family party. And he's not the only one.

These damned things have sucked most of the population in, every moment not otherwise occupied by sleep or compulsory activity like work (and even then) its back to the phone like a baby to a tit, thumbs working, ignoring the world.

Its like having those glasses from They Live on to walk around without doing it. You're seeing a completely different world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:14 PM (KZzsI)

179 157 Really no idea about NZ but can't imagine a %28 compliance rait here.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 08:05 PM (ZCEU2)

As they are using carrot and stick. $$ for your bangstick or 10 years in gaol, it is about your own personal rules.
If you are a unlicensed gang banger you only get 1-3 years for firearms offences, whereas previously lawful gun owners can get 10 years plus warrantless raids by the filth.
What the fools have not worked out is that 28% is the official number based on the filths estimates. We gun owners have more brains and have worked out that it is more like 6% compliance. PERSEC for my situation currently.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:14 PM (bgJ0E)

180 I believe many Americans will travel there and assist with the defense of the Commonwealth.


Defense. Hell.

Offense

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 08:14 PM (lD3vL)

181 121 Range report:


I suck. Need more practice. Need to figure out more practical practice. I need to learn how to move and shoot. And hit a moving target.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 07:50 PM (PkVlr)


Don't believe a word she says.

Posted by: Wash state woodpeckers and deer at December 15, 2019 08:14 PM (sy5kK)

182 A Weasel-Range-Mo-Me would be a thing of beauty.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:15 PM (ZfRYq)

183 Chris H,
Thank you for the recommendation. I will look in to it.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 08:15 PM (PkVlr)

184 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:13 PM (T8HPM)
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That can be arranged!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:15 PM (MVjcR)

185 Members of the Virginia national guard come from those green counties. They will not open fire on their neighbors. I live in Fluvanna County. We had over 500 armed citizens at our 2A Resolution council meeting. No lead will fly, but if it does, Richmond will lose.

Posted by: Reggie at December 15, 2019 08:15 PM (6WjdD)

186 There was a time when we needed Incirklik. That time is past.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 15, 2019 08:16 PM (f+zJo)

187 182 A Weasel-Range-Mo-Me would be a thing of beauty.
Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:15 PM (ZfRYq)
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Hmmm...

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:16 PM (MVjcR)

188 Phone Slaves.

Posted by: davidt at December 15, 2019 08:16 PM (l3+k2)

189 Weasel range MoMee.

I'm in.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:16 PM (T8HPM)

190 Maybe Hannity can take a lesson from Levin. Levin is actually letting
him answer questions without interrupting him every 10 seconds. Are you listening Sean.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 15, 2019 08:17 PM (7ZQe3)

191 Weasel range MoMe?
If allowed, I'd fly across the country for that one.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 08:18 PM (PkVlr)

192 Weasel, this is how it starts.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:18 PM (oigoJ)

193 Gun laws in general have been largely observed in the breach. I suspect, should the Virginia National Guard get called up there going to be a lot of vehicle maintenance required before the troops will be able to move out.

Posted by: Eugene Podrazik at December 15, 2019 08:19 PM (reKAM)

194 Hi Nurse!
I'd love to. Travel is a bit difficult now as my old car needs some tending at present. As for open spaces, I have Durr Road if it isn't snowed under.
Out in the county. Open country and no one living out there. Great place to shoot. By all means though, let me know and if possible, I'll make the trip over.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2019 08:19 PM (Tt761)

195 Are you listening Sean.

Way back in the stone age, Hannity used to be able to just sit and talk with people, he and Colmes had a decent show where they would be fair to each other and let the other one or guests talk. He's turned spastic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:19 PM (KZzsI)

196 Has anyone checked out ammo sales at Walmart since they are stupid enough to stop selling guns and gear? I've seen some reports of good deals and others that the shelves are pretty bare.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (7EjX1)

197 Emmie - I don't know if anybody else answered, but I don't re-use rags after cleaning. I buy bags of them at Wallyorld, cheap. Cleaning products are petroleum based, and I'd rather not run that through my washing maxhine, and certainly not in my dryer.

As long as the trash is well ventilated, there should not be a fire hazard (i.e., spontaneous combustion).
Regards,

Posted by: butch at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (hXu8T)

198 I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of (STATE NAME) against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of (STATE NAME) and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to law and regulations. So help me God.

That is the National Guard Oath of Enlistment. If they do any thinking at all, they will understand the US Constitution takes precedence and orders to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens are unlawful. Hopefully, if it comes to that, the Major General in charge of the Virginia Guard will fall on his sword. (figuratively speaking)

Posted by: Bill R. at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (wzzJf)

199 187 182 A Weasel-Range-Mo-Me would be a thing of beauty.
Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:15 PM (ZfRYq)
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Hmmm...
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:16 PM (MVjcR)

Please do eeeeeeeeett. Next October when I am on my honeymoon to the States would be awesome. I am going to SHOT Show in Jan but am LA - Las Vegas - LA booked with only a few days in Cali before and after so no ability to go elsewhere.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (bgJ0E)

200 190 Maybe Hannity can take a lesson from Levin. Levin is actually letting
him answer questions without interrupting him every 10 seconds. Are you listening Sean.
Posted by: Pete Seria at December 15, 2019 08:17 PM (7ZQe3)

Levin is a superior interviewer.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (H8QX8)

201 And that sidebar thing with Greta off script is sad. The poor girl without something to read is simply lost. She should be home listening to lousy music and drawing hearts around boys in her yearbook, not touring the world in front of cameras. Her parents are truly repugnant human beings.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (KZzsI)

202
These damned things have sucked most of the population in, every moment not otherwise occupied by sleep or compulsory activity like work (and even then) its back to the phone like a baby to a tit, thumbs working, ignoring the world.

Its like having those glasses from They Live on to walk around without doing it. You're seeing a completely different world.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


It reminds me of the Star Trek Next Gen episode "The Game"

https://tinyurl.com/z9xywxn

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 08:21 PM (aKsyK)

203 192 Weasel, this is how it starts.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:18 PM (oigoJ)
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I can see that!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:21 PM (MVjcR)

204 Weasel range MoMee.

I'm in.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at December 15, 2019 08:16 PM

In.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 08:22 PM (rBtIz)

205
Please do eeeeeeeeett. Next October when I am on my honeymoon to the States would be awesome. I am going to SHOT Show in Jan but am LA - Las Vegas - LA booked with only a few days in Cali before and after so no ability to go elsewhere.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (bgJ0E)
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TEXAS!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:22 PM (MVjcR)

206 Please do eeeeeeeeett
NZ Frank, the Texas MoMe is in Oct, Check with Ben Had.

Posted by: Panhandler at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (S/rwf)

207 And that sidebar thing with Greta off script is sad. The poor girl without something to read is simply lost. She should be home listening to lousy music and drawing hearts around boys in her yearbook, not touring the world in front of cameras. Her parents are truly repugnant human beings.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (KZzsI)

Hey at 16 I was smoking dope. Trying to get into any girls pants who I could and look how I turned out. Ok scratch that.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (85Gof)

208 IIRC Honeywell made the ball turrets. Damn fine piece of engineering but would never want to be in one.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (pw+jk)

209 This is a comment from This Ain't Hell: Did a little research on the Virginia national Guard 1 regimental combat team about 3,400 Bodies. If Every unit is at full Strength Line infantry 2 battalions of 580 troops each again if they are at full strength. The rest are an artillery battalion and support troops. At least some of the infantry are combat vets from Iraq or Afghanistan.
Not very many line troops to go around confiscating weapons. If I was the Governor and the powers that be I would be worried about the national guard 1. refusing to obey orders, 2 Elements withing the guard units going rogue and using their weapons against the powers that be. 3. Moles within the guard units gaining control of unit arms room (s) and turning those weapons and vehicles against the powers that be. Just some thoughts

Another comment noted that most likely a great many of those Guardsmen come from the more rural areas of the state.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (wzzJf)

210 It reminds me of the Star Trek Next Gen episode "The Game"

Sci Fi has been warning about this for over a century, yet people dive straight in, on purpose. Its like those listening devices people put in their houses. In the cautionary dystopias, they put a camera in your TV and forced you to have it. What idiots; they didn't have to bother, people will do it to themselves.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (KZzsI)

211 The death of the 2A is The Whole Enchilada for the left. Personally, that makes its defense paramount. No additional motivation required.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 15, 2019 08:24 PM (EgshT)

212

The question is: What legal CAUSE does the Virginia government have for sending the National Guard or any police?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 08:24 PM (w8DQ0)

213 The call out the National Guard thing was a throwaway line by an old African American delegate. Race doesn't matter but I mention it because he likely gets 95% of the vote in his district and thus can say anything. (Okay I looked it up he only won 62% of his district but still it is safe)

It is NOT the widespread thought or proposal of the Democrats in Virginia.

So it is not a real thing in VA. But, if some fringe Republican said that women should be arrested for abortion, well, we don't actually have to wonder how that would play out.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:24 PM (ZfRYq)

214 I won't hold with mocking the national guard, I know some guardmen and they are plenty capable. Criminy, thousands of them were fighting in Iraq next to front line soldiers, you can't tell me they're a bunch of bumbling screwups. They're the closest thing our country has to the constitutional concept of state militias.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:25 PM (KZzsI)

215 And yes, the guys I know would turn their guns ON THEIR COMMANDERS if ordered to confiscate guns from people or shoot them. Or in the case of one, the tank he commands...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:26 PM (KZzsI)

216 The question is: What legal CAUSE does the Virginia government have for sending the National Guard or any police?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 08:24 PM (w8DQ0)


SB16 makes POSSESSION on an "assault firearm" a felony. And the latest mod proposed by Blackface Northam is well we will grandfather existing owners but you have to register your assault firearms.

Not registering is a felony.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:26 PM (ZfRYq)

217 206 Please do eeeeeeeeett
NZ Frank, the Texas MoMe is in Oct, Check with Ben Had.
Posted by: Panhandler at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (S/rwf)

Only problem is I get married on 24th (I think) then go to the US on honeymoon. What is the TX Mo Me date?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:26 PM (bgJ0E)

218

Think about it this way, and this is how WE should be framing it:

This is BULL CONNOR all over again. It is.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (w8DQ0)

219 NZ Frank, The TX MoMe is in Oct and we would love to have you come. We do great wedding receptions in conjunction with the shooting.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (oigoJ)

220
Another comment noted that most likely a great many of those Guardsmen come from the more rural areas of the state.
Posted by: Bill R. at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (wzzJf)
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This is exactly why I emphasized their connections to and allegiance with their communities. I'm not too worried about the VA NG, truthfully.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (MVjcR)

221 Her parents are truly repugnant human beings.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM


Well, they're actors, so it goes without saying.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (OMsf+)

222 @Emmie,

We used something like this in the missile batteries I was in during the cold war to store used oil rags and another one for used solvent rags. We had a (probably unhealthy) burn every month to get rid of them as we weren't supposed to reuse them
Once we accidentally mixed oil/solvent tags and of course they caught on fire. The cans stopped it from spreading. https://www.homedepot.com/ p/Behrens-6-Gal-Galvanized- Steel-Round-Trash-Can-with-Locking-Lid-00108/20226476

Remove spaces in two places.

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (VcFUs)

223 Pete Seria @ 190, Hannity is incapable of shutting up, saying the same things over and over. Maybe he sees this as some kind of catechism to educate the uneducated? Well, damnit it Sean, I was educated way before you came on the scene. I was educated before Limbaugh or Levin, or Beck came on the scene. I was educated when I left the military (the first time ) in 1970. So Sean, if your guests are worth having them on your show let them say something, ok? Who knows what we may learn?

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (UUkQp)

224 TX MoMe in October? Hmmm...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (rBtIz)

225 The Texas MoMe is a range meet up...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (UUBmN)

226 Bookmark
Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 08:28 PM (ZCEU2)

227 197 Thanks, Butch!

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:28 PM (87gB3)

228
For A Few Dollars More is on.

The scene when Clint rips the badge off the crooked sheriff was just on.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 08:29 PM (w8DQ0)

229 And the latest mod proposed by Blackface Northam Mao Jolson...

Yeah, I'm trying to make this a thing.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 08:29 PM (OMsf+)

230 Weasel,
A few minor suggestions for folks that might be helpful. First, you might want to have someone with good Virginia constitutional law experience. VA has let its seminal Bill of Rights fall into disuse and defining it the same way as the U.S. Sup. Ct. does in its caselaw. It need not do so and you need to recover this area. I remember reading a lament from a VA Court of Appeals judge that basically said that VA had abdicated defining its Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. I suspect that if you try to use the VA Constitution, you might just be pushing on a door that VA judges are willing to open.

Second, all these folks wanting to move--do you really think it stops there--it will come soon to your door so you better start thinking about stopping the creeping crud in your state instead of planning to flee to others. It will come there too. I already suspect that the same tactic is planned for either NC or GA of flooding these states one by one with outside dollars and litigation to change voting districts and laws via friendly courts. VA got a coordinated hit between the DNC, Bloomberg's Billions, and other assorted leftists goomba organizations.

Third, You want to take that out dynamic--go after minority and female voters through outreach which starts with taking them shooting to demystify it. Tell them correctly that state and local government has no legal duty to protect them and no lawsuit for police failures to protect can be litigated unless you are in prison or jail. Direct experience inoculates folks from media garbage as most people are more conservative about what they know.
It is not enough to go to the range, take someone with you. Become an Eddie Eagle NRA safety course instructor and their basic Refuse to be a Victim course.

Fourth, spend this time, before they are in office, if you are in VA or really anywhere, taking your legislator to lunch D or R. If they are of a different party, can the red meat partisan stuff and try to find areas of agreement then apply that to policy specifics. E.g. no one wants suicides--but firearm restrictions do little to stem such as Japan's rate shows--people simply use alternative means. Do not assume at first that they have been assimilated. New legislators often want to do a good job but get no input from the public when they can be educated. By the time they get to the capital city for a term or two, the lobbyists/party borg has got them. Get to them before they take office.

Everybody has to eat including legislators and it is a time to help educate these new legislators about the facts of life regarding guns that Bloomberg's organization fails to include in their snazzy powerpoint presentations. Explain how many of these proposals have been tried and failed in other localities. If you can find a copy, the ATF has a publication that compiles federal, state, and local laws regarding firearms. That might prove useful.

The left has the advantage of borg-like collective behavior like a swarm of yellowjackets or fireants. The right has the advantage of innovation, individualism, and a strong bedrock of decency running through it. It is time to use it to our advantage and take back our country, state, and locality one voter at a time. You can do political work now or be in the trenches of a shooting civil war later and there is no other place to hide unless you want to live as a hermit.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 08:29 PM (MwILh)

231 196 Has anyone checked out ammo sales at Walmart since they are stupid enough to stop selling guns and gear? I've seen some reports of good deals and others that the shelves are pretty bare.
Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (7EjX1)


They stopped selling all handgun ammo and .223/5.56. They cleared existing inventory at some decent prices I bought a bunch of 9mm at a good price. I could have bought a bunch more Tula steelcase dirt cheap but SPIT!

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:29 PM (ZfRYq)

232 TEXAS!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:22 PM (MVjcR)

Yep.
Dude, as you are a Virginian you will NOT want to see my Don't Mess With Texas tat.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:30 PM (bgJ0E)

233 So how long before George Soros comes and buys up all the Sheriff's and District Attorney's offices in the sanctuary areas?

Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2019 08:31 PM (2GbWn)

234 Posted by: BifBewalski at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (VcFUs)

Sounds ... exciting!

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:31 PM (87gB3)

235 Hey at 16 I was smoking dope. Trying to get into any girls pants who I could and look how I turned out. Ok scratch that.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 15, 2019 08:23 PM (85Gof)

So, NGU, did you cop to that in your navy entrance exams?
Serious question. I told my son to just say, yeah, I tried it and don't do it anymore. The dope, not the girls' panties.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:31 PM (r2qz1)

236
In the cautionary dystopias, they put a camera in your TV and forced you to have it. What idiots; they didn't have to bother, people will do it to themselves.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


biblioklept.org/2010/12/14/huxley-vs-orwell-the-webcomic/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 08:31 PM (aKsyK)

237 I have a close friend who teaches at a private high school in Prince Edward County (Farmville). According to her, the students are all keyed up about this issue, and their parents and grandparents are just as irate. And it's not even the reddest part of Virginia by a long shot.

There is no way Governor Retard and company are going to be able to enforce these laws, based on everything I'm seeing and hearing (admittedly from a distance).

Posted by: Dr. T at December 15, 2019 08:32 PM (2PXwn)

238 So, NGU, did you cop to that in your navy entrance exams?
Serious question. I told my son to just say, yeah, I tried it and don't do it anymore. The dope, not the girls' panties.
Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:31 PM (r2qz1)

I will answer that off line

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 15, 2019 08:32 PM (85Gof)

239 Ben, what is the exact date in OCT?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:32 PM (bgJ0E)

240 For a Few Dollars More is the best of the trilogy.

There, I said it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:32 PM (d1uFV)

241 Could someone in VA please describe the proposed law, for a simple-minded non-Virginian? Is it registration of some or all types of firearms, or making some or all types of firearms illegal to possess? Or...? Thanks!

Posted by: Gref at December 15, 2019 08:32 PM (AMIL/)

242 So how long before George Soros comes and buys up all the Sheriff's and District Attorney's offices in the sanctuary areas?
Posted by: Socratease

Ever heard the expression "Y'all aint from around here are ya" ?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..armed primate at December 15, 2019 08:32 PM (aT8XW)

243 Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 08:29 PM (MwILh)
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Thanks for the suggestions!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:32 PM (MVjcR)

244 Where is the TX MoMe? I might seriously want attend.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 08:33 PM (rBtIz)

245 Do it Weasel!

Heck, I'd barely have settled into my seat during a trip to VA.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 08:34 PM (Y4EXg)

246 I was with family this weekend, we got to discussing some of my grandpa's guns that we remembered, and trying to figure out which relative ended up with them. (he passed away in 1989, had 7 children and LOTS of grandchildren) We figured out most of it, and I was pleased to find that one of my uncles actually still had one of the guns I remembered grampa letting me hold once. (I never got to shoot it, but just holding it was fun) I remembered it as the rifle from the Rifleman, but he was able to tell me that officially, it was a model 1894 Winchester 32-40 with a nickel plated octagon barrel. And he said he *had* shot it, and that gun could knock over a buffalo at 50 yards. (well that's what he said) I remember that the barrel weighed a *ton* to a kid, and it seemed to be one of the heaviest guns I ever picked up. Of course, that's why it made a Big Bang.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 15, 2019 08:34 PM (f+zJo)

247 Orwell warned what could happen in a single society with a powerful tyrant. Huxley warned what WILL happen in all societies without a set of core values and virtues that gives us something to live for other than ourselves.

We have no tyrant, but we also have lost our souls. So we get Huxley.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:34 PM (KZzsI)

248 PROGRAMMING REQUEST: Please use tinyurl!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:35 PM (MVjcR)

249 So, NGU, did you cop to that in your navy entrance exams?
Serious question. I told my son to just say, yeah, I tried it and don't do it anymore. The dope, not the girls' panties.
Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:31 PM (r2qz1)


When I enlisted in 1980, I said Yes on the form. The recruiter looked at it, asked the other recruiter sitting there if it would hurt my getting a job and when he replied that it would, he tore up the form and told me to fill out another one.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 15, 2019 08:35 PM (wzzJf)

250 NZ Frank, I won't know for a couple of weeks yet. We schedule it the weekend before the World Show for the horses and they haven't put their schedule out yet.

A soon as I know I will have Weasel email you.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:35 PM (oigoJ)

251 ..The Texas MoMe is a range meet up...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2019 08:27 PM (UUBmN)



Two suggestions for "moar fun" at the Texas Mo Meet.


* "Mad Minute". At days end, before the final cease fire is called. Line up, Light 'em up, Let 'er rip!

* Artillery. Well, okay. Black Powder cannon, anyway.


I would have also suggested airpower live-fire demonstrations, but don't want to wear out our welcome with Rancher Bob. Well, that and I don't know any currently serving Forward Combat Air Controllers with "the hookup" to an A-10 squadron flying hot. *sigh*

What I will do though, is volunteer to go out and bust ass a few days in the Spring, to work with Rancher Bob on any range improvements he wants made before October.

I do have a chainsaw with the shoulder thing what goes up.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 08:36 PM (QzJWU)

252 Prince Edward County VA here, thanks for giving exposure to our plight and giving the VCDL the credit they are earning in my eyes.

Posted by: Daddyof2 at December 15, 2019 08:36 PM (2GPk7)

253 RMBS, Corsicana TX.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:36 PM (oigoJ)

254 244 Where is the TX MoMe? I might seriously want attend.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 08:33 PM (rBtIz)


It's near Corsicana sometime in October, unless Ben Had's friends want a break from all the Moronics.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:37 PM (87gB3)

255 245 Do it Weasel!

Heck, I'd barely have settled into my seat during a trip to VA.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 08:34 PM (Y4EXg)
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You'll probably have a better time at the TXMoMe. WeaselAcres isn't set up for much of a crowd yet.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:37 PM (MVjcR)

256 Not sure if Ben Had has set the date yet. Might be able to pursued her to do a Halloween one this year if someone is willing to make it from New Zealand. It's held about an hour south of a Dallas.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2019 08:37 PM (UUBmN)

257 Well, my family came to Virginia in about 1675. My cousin Dick lives on the last parcel of land owned by the family there...All that said... Bite me Ralphie!!

Petition to recall ol Blackface.
https://virginiaconservatives.net/recall-radical-ralph-northam

If eligable, sign it and spread it around.

Finally, I have always been taught that the 2A was part of the Constitution to serve as the peoples bulwark against Tyranny. If violating or god forbid ending an enumerated right is not tyranny, what is?
My entire life, we the gun owning people, have been pushed back, and back and back some more. At some point we either have to make it stop, or we will have no rights. Clearly, the Communist Left will never stop, and a whole lot of LEOs get paid by the PTB. Guess who they will support when push comes to shove?

I pray the elected sheriffs are better than that, but it will be way late to find out otherwise.
I pray these stupid bastards come to their senses, but they might not. What then? That IS the crux of the biscuit is it not?

Posted by: Jesse in DC at December 15, 2019 08:37 PM (ouR/N)

258 Many years ago an electrician buddy linseed oiled his tool belt and threw the rag in the open kitchen garbage can. Pure luck he got up to take a piss just as it started on fire. I wouldn't put any chemical soaked rags inside the house, anywhere.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 08:37 PM (K22Va)

259 Star Trek Nxt Gen at the wiki link:

After Data (who, as an android, is unaffected by the game) is incapacitated,


No, it's Data, the android, you insidious bastards.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 08:37 PM (pGnDm)

260 Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:36 PM

Thanks!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 08:38 PM (rBtIz)

261 252 Prince Edward County VA here, thanks for giving exposure to our plight and giving the VCDL the credit they are earning in my eyes.
Posted by: Daddyof2 at December 15, 2019 08:36 PM (2GPk7)
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Howdy and welcome!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:38 PM (MVjcR)

262 That IS the crux of the biscuit is it not?

From what I understand, that is the apostrophe

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:39 PM (KZzsI)

263 @241 -

Current law as proposed. Note this is "prefile"

https://tinyurl.com/w9lnx2v


Key things are that sale, transfer, or possession of an assault fiream is prohibited.

Also, purchase, sale, or import of any removable magazine of more than 10 rounds is a felony.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 08:39 PM (ZfRYq)

264 Been lurking for the better part of 8 years, as shooting enthusiast I always enjoy the fun thread!

Posted by: Daddyof2 at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (2GPk7)

265 18 U.S. Code 241:
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or
intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession,
or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege
secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or
because of his having so exercised the same; or



If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises
of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or
enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured



They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten
years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in
violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an
attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit
aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or
both, or may be sentenced to death.

Note that this is a potential capital crime.
The sheriffs from the sanctuary counties need to show up at the legislature. As soon as two or more Democrats publicly start conspiring to oppress people's Constitutional rights, arrest them and charge them with this felony. While sheriffs don't have jurisdiction outside of their own counties they do have a right to arrest anyone who commits a felony in their presence anywhere in the state.

Posted by: An Observation at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (l8Qs6)

266 153 Hi Nurse, Mark.
The sheriff over here already told the state AG to fvck off with the new laws. VA is scary though. WA and OR are one party states as well and they'd just love to do the same thing here.
I doubt the Nat Guard, the troops at least, would cooperate with confiscation. Too much like getting shot for the dolts in Olympia.
btw, I heard that there is a petition to recall both Inslee and Ferguson. Have you seen anything about that?
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2019 08:04 PM (Tt761)

Winston!

Good to hear from you, sir.

There's a lot of WA that is red and if the GOP in the state wasn't worthless or worse, we could retake the state house and senate. I'm hoping that happens.

If there's a recall for Inslee, I'll be voting to recall.

If they try confiscation or call for it, well....that's a line.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (d1uFV)

267 Bill R. @ 209- Concerning the NG and fed troops, I too would like them remember the Constitution. Now might be a good time to read any book by James Wesley, Rawles or William R. Forstchen. Oh heck, throw in Lucifer's Hammer by Niven and Pournelle. These are all good primers on what an American's duties are.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (UUkQp)

268 Another question:

What's the best Sig P365 food?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (87gB3)

269 Many years ago an electrician buddy linseed oiled his tool belt and threw the rag in the open kitchen garbage can. Pure luck he got up to take a piss just as it started on fire. I wouldn't put any chemical soaked rags inside the house, anywhere.
Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 08:37 PM (K22Va)


*glances around*

...well, how did he put the fire out?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (t+qrx)

270 Understood, NGU. Not necessary to answer.
I'm amazed at what I got away with, and somehow it didn't affect my competence as a soldier.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:41 PM (r2qz1)

271 250 NZ Frank, I won't know for a couple of weeks yet. We schedule it the weekend before the World Show for the horses and they haven't put their schedule out yet.

A soon as I know I will have Weasel email you.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:35 PM (oigoJ)

Ta muchly, I might have to reconfigure a wedding date!

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:41 PM (bgJ0E)

272 264 Been lurking for the better part of 8 years, as shooting enthusiast I always enjoy the fun thread!
Posted by: Daddyof2 at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (2GPk7)
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Well we're certainly glad to have you!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:41 PM (MVjcR)

273 We have no tyrant, but we also have lost our souls. So we get Huxley.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 15, 2019 08:34 PM (KZzsI)


Diversity "may" be our strength, but it is also the key to guaranteeing that we have no common values or mores as a society, they (the Progs) have been planning ahead for a century or more!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 08:41 PM (BiNEL)

274 Posted by: An Observation at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (l8Qs6)

I really appreciate your emphasis on this. So many people are so blase about our constitutional rights and liberties being infringed.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:43 PM (87gB3)

275 Daddyof2, welcome to the greatest place there is.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:43 PM (oigoJ)

276 Ta muchly, I might have to reconfigure a wedding date!

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 08:41 PM (bgJ0E)


You can get married any old day, but the TXMoMee only happens once a year!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 08:44 PM (BiNEL)

277 I continue to wonder if the Dems/Marxists actually think they have sufficient power to bypass the Constitution, or are they so stupid so as to be led around by the nose by the activists?
Or is everyone just corrupt?
I embrace the concept of "and."

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 08:44 PM (axyOa)

278 Ben had,
I just saw your question on the food thread. Which ever you have the most of. I love both types.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2019 08:45 PM (UUBmN)

279 268 Another question:

What's the best Sig P365 food?
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (87gB3)

Any 9mm ball ammo should work just fine.
CCI Brass
Fiocci
Winchester
Sellier and Bellot
IWI

If you want hollowpoints, I'd go with Hornady Critical Defense . They make a load for short barrels, Critical Defense Lite.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:45 PM (d1uFV)

280
If they try confiscation or call for it, well....that's a line.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (d1uFV)


It's not confiscation if you don't somehow "qualify" for the proposed ammunition buyer's license.

See how insidious these dirtbags are?

Oh, and the Wash State Supreme Court, it is rumored, has a daily worship session, praying to Mao Tse Tung and his Little Red Book.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 08:45 PM (sy5kK)

281 NZFrank with a M2

First, congratulations on your engagement.

The Mo Meet in Texas, curated by Ben Had and her wonderful friends, can be summed up in one word:
Joyous.

Good luck with your negotiations with your new bride.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2019 08:46 PM (u82oZ)

282 I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of (STATE NAME) against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of (STATE NAME) and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to law and regulations. So help me God.

That is the National Guard Oath of Enlistment. If they do any thinking at all, they will understand the US Constitution takes precedence and orders to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens are unlawful. Hopefully, if it comes to that, the Major General in charge of the Virginia Guard will fall on his sword. (figuratively speaking)
Posted by: Bill R. at December 15, 2019 08:20 PM (wzzJf)


Note the lack of SCOTUS.

It should be simplified to "Comply with SCOTUS decrees" and keep it at that... or so should I believe that when in any debate somebody brings up, "Well SCOTUS decided that in..."

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2019 08:46 PM (1g7ch)

283 Weasel,
I am sorry about the long post but damn it one can see what is coming a mile off. The decay of republics into tyrannies has been repeated too many times in the past and the causes of this are well known. If we do not fight with our ballots and the political process, then we will lose our rights and be subjugated or else fight a bloody civil war about it. It is avoidable, but only if we act in the limited time we have.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 08:46 PM (MwILh)

284 Virginia and my state Washington sound much alike. The 3 counties around metro Seattle control all branches of government ....Sheriffs in the counties outside of the Puget Sound have at times stated they will not enforce radical gun laws.

Shit is going to hit the fan sometime as the geographic majority of the state is well armed and pissed off.

Probably describes most of the country. Wonder what the trigger will be when things start.

Posted by: DOGGFISH at December 15, 2019 08:47 PM (lMn1U)

285 280
If they try confiscation or call for it, well....that's a line.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:40 PM (d1uFV)


It's not confiscation if you don't somehow "qualify" for the proposed ammunition buyer's license.

See how insidious these dirtbags are?

Oh, and the Wash State Supreme Court, it is rumored, has a daily worship session, praying to Mao Tse Tung and his Little Red Book.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 08:45 PM (sy5kK)

I'm prepared to use all 4 boxes, but in order.

If the Soapbox, Ballotbox and Jurybox don't work...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:47 PM (d1uFV)

286 well, how did he put the fire out?

Threw the whole thing out the back door into the parking lot. Kicked it over and stomped it out. Scared the shit out of me that stuff could start on fire spontaneously. We were young.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 08:47 PM (K22Va)

287 And...just sayin:
Insights Training around Seattle has an urban patrol class coming up next year. Won't be cheap but might need to take the time to take it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:48 PM (d1uFV)

288 Hey all, late to the thread.

Good job of laying things out in VA, weasel.

Any chance the 2A counties will decide to join WV?

From what I understand, it's much easier, relatively speaking, for counties to band together and join another state versus becoming their own entity.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 08:48 PM (WEBkv)

289
"Really, the only problem I have with Pol Pot, is that he just didn't follow through. Great idea guy, though."

Posted by: Wash state Attorney General and Mao admirer Bob Ferguson at December 15, 2019 08:48 PM (sy5kK)

290 279 Thank you, Mark. I will have to see which of these are available locally.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:48 PM (87gB3)

291 283 Weasel,
I am sorry about the long post but damn it one can see what is coming a mile off. The decay of republics into tyrannies has been repeated too many times in the past and the causes of this are well known. If we do not fight with our ballots and the political process, then we will lose our rights and be subjugated or else fight a bloody civil war about it. It is avoidable, but only if we act in the limited time we have.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 08:46 PM (MwILh)
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Oh, I agree! I suppose it's why I'm generally pessimistic about the eventual outcome.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:49 PM (MVjcR)

292 Ok, off topic and back to gunz. Whaaa?
Just saw a u toob video about cutting down .243 brass to make 6.5 Creedmoor.
I'm definitely getting a woody thinking about it.
I bought some federal match 6.5 at Wally World yesterday. Yikes. $28.00.
Already started my reloading list.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:49 PM (r2qz1)

293 Understood, NGU. Not necessary to answer.
I'm amazed at what I got away with, and somehow it didn't affect my competence as a soldier.
Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:41 PM (r2qz1)

Well what I did or did not do I. High school and college kinda seems irrelevant when I took my oath when I was 53. Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 15, 2019 08:49 PM (85Gof)

294 well, how did he put the fire out?

Threw the whole thing out the back door into the parking lot. Kicked it over and stomped it out. Scared the shit out of me that stuff could start on fire spontaneously. We were young.
Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 08:47 PM (K22Va)


Water isn't always the best for extinguishing chemical fires.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 08:50 PM (aS1PU)

295 Here we go. We can have NZ Frank's wedding at the TX MoMe and there will be many wedding planners and then the happy couple can have another ceremony in NZ after the honeymoon.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 08:50 PM (oigoJ)

296 Posted by: DOGGFISH at December 15, 2019 08:47 PM (lMn1U)
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Howdy DOGFISH and welcome!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:50 PM (MVjcR)

297 There is talk floating about of leaks from Governor Coonman's office indicating that they've been inquiring about the feasibility of cutting off power and comms to parts of the state during confiscation efforts.

They've really fucked up this time unless their intent is to kick things off. The single biggest impact of all of this is showing that the last 20 years of whining from deep blue state gun owners - "you're all going to roll over too when it's your turn!" - was bunk. VA has already openly fought back more than CA, NY, or NJ since 1994. This is a bloody nose for the gun grabbers and it establishes a new high water mark for modern non-compliance.

People also seem to be rapidly shifting their January demonstration goals from "political engagement" to "show of force". I'm not in a position to tell you whether that's a good or a bad thing, but what I can say is that people are pissed enough that it will be hard to pull back from that. The Jan 20 demonstration looks like it will be best summed up thusly:

"Go ahead and do it, pussies"


It also gets lost in the national news cycles that the mid-atlantic states have had a pretty rough run of murders and rapes committed by illegals released by Dems. Yet another reason why people are ripshit.

Posted by: clown nose at December 15, 2019 08:51 PM (67XdO)

298 63 Mark Andrew Edwards @ 23- GT Distributors Blue Label 359.00 pre-order for 1/20/20. Whoohoo! and just when (looks over shoulder, whispers) Mrs. E told me NOT to attend gubshow today, or at least not spend any money.
Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:29 PM (UUkQp)

Want.

Nurse and I are on the wishlist for a Glock 44 at West Coast Armory.

Honestly...I'm super, super happy with the CZ P-07 with the Kadet adapter but...I can't not buy a Glock in .22

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:52 PM (d1uFV)

299 Water isn't always the best for extinguishing chemical fires.

That we knew somehow. I think alcohol may have been involved as well.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 08:52 PM (K22Va)

300 The Virginia Democrats went from "common-sense gun control" and "we're not going to take your guns" to "We are going to crush any dissent and seize all your guns with the National Guard if you don't comply with our unconstitutional demands" in damn New York minute!

This is intolerable and I think the Governor and his minions have forgotten the meaning of Sic semper tyrannis.

This is quite likely to get ugly really quick.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at December 15, 2019 08:52 PM (P3IRG)

301 This place feels like home after all these years. My parents are both avid followers as well, keep up the great work!

Posted by: Daddyof2 at December 15, 2019 08:52 PM (2GPk7)

302 257, I thought that there was no recall for statewide officials but then I read the law. It does not specifically rule out recall of state officials so if nothing else it would serve as a focus on Northam's misdeeds whether or not a court would allow it. You need 10% of voters from what I read in Ballotpedia and the petition must be made to the district court judge where the capital is from my understanding. Then, there will be a trial with a jury with appeals to the VA Sup. Ct. if removed.

Given what Northam has probably done regarding his other notorious abortion right up until birth and his offensive Med School picture, you might be able to get outreach to the minority and pro life community as well.

Good luck and God speed.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 08:53 PM (MwILh)

303 290 279 Thank you, Mark. I will have to see which of these are available locally.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 08:48 PM (87gB3)

My pleasure.

It is a huge money saver though if you can buy online. If you buy 1000 rounds in bulk you will save a good amount of money over buying by the box. Weasel has links above for lots of sites.

Good luck, I'm proud of you getting into shooting more!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:53 PM (d1uFV)

304 Water isn't always the best for extinguishing chemical fires.

That we knew somehow. I think alcohol may have been involved as well.
Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 08:52 PM (K22Va)


I should have added that it was very good thinking alcohol or not.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 08:54 PM (aS1PU)

305 Discussion of FISA warrants might be aided by review of the federal BATF process used to secure warrants to arrest and search David Koresh and his Waco compound.

http://www.davekopel.com/Waco/LawRev/warrant.htm

Does our current "due process" actually secure our rights... Under the 2nd or 4th or even 1st? At all?

Posted by: Pouncer at December 15, 2019 08:54 PM (L/ssi)

306 Another WA resident. Def wondering how far the libs want to take it here. Doing my part tho, rehabbed a Rem 700, was gonna rebarrel her but shoots 2" at 200 with original 1983 barrel off the bench. Sure she can do better with some tweaking! Picking up a Redhawk 45 Colt / 45acp end of the month. Gun show today for reloading goodies.

Posted by: Tuner at December 15, 2019 08:54 PM (VkUW4)

307 Emmie -

I feed my Sig P290 (similar to P365 but older) on Hornady Critical Defense (115 grain FTX hollowpoint) for carry & occasional range fire (not much at that price!) and Fiocchi 115 gr FMJ for general range firing.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 15, 2019 08:54 PM (JwHjN)

308 Posted by: clown nose at December 15, 2019 08:51 PM (67XdO)
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Welcome to you too, clown nose. Great nic!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:54 PM (MVjcR)

309 Good evening, Horde.

I remain the most ignorant of all of the Horde regarding firearms and self-protection.

I am the classic sitting duck.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 08:56 PM (TdMsT)

310 301 This place feels like home after all these years. My parents are both avid followers as well, keep up the great work!
Posted by: Daddyof2 at December 15, 2019 08:52 PM (2GPk7)
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A bunch of great commenters, that's for sure!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (MVjcR)

311 300 The Virginia Democrats went from "common-sense gun control" and "we're not going to take your guns" to "We are going to crush any dissent and seize all your guns with the National Guard if you don't comply with our unconstitutional demands" in damn New York minute!

This is intolerable and I think the Governor and his minions have forgotten the meaning of Sic semper tyrannis.

This is quite likely to get ugly really quick.
Posted by: WarEagle82 at December 15, 2019 08:52 PM (P3IRG)
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Yeah, the "no one is going to take your guns" nonsense has been exposed for just that.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (WEBkv)

312 Career politicians lust for absolute power.

Citizen gun ownership prevents politicians from achieving absolute power.


Politicians hate guns.
Gun owners hate politicians.

ALL career politicians hate guns. (R) and (D).

The Uniparty can only control the areas of the world that have given up their gun rights. Like California. Like New York. Like New Jersey.


Like little bitches.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (ykID5)

313 I'm prepared to use all 4 boxes, but in order.

If the Soapbox, Ballotbox and Jurybox don't work...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:47 PM (d1uFV)


Well said Mark.
I'm going to use that.
I signed the repeal initiative today.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (axyOa)

314 BTW, Wally World has marked down pistol ammo big time. Like at least 50%.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (r2qz1)

315 There is talk floating about of leaks from Governor Coonman's office indicating that they've been inquiring about the feasibility of cutting off power and comms to parts of the state during confiscation efforts.
Posted by: clown nose at December 15, 2019 08:51 PM (67XdO)


The governor, ordering utilities to shut off power to whole regions where they want to raid homes?

FERC and DHS might have some questions about that.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (t+qrx)

316 Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 08:56 PM (TdMsT)
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Hi Ladyl!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:58 PM (MVjcR)

317 300 The Virginia Democrats went from "common-sense gun control" and "we're not going to take your guns" to "We are going to crush any dissent and seize all your guns with the National Guard if you don't comply with our unconstitutional demands" in damn New York minute!


I don't follow VA politics much, but guessing this cycle didn't take long to complete.

Which shows that they always thought forced general gun confiscation is cool, they were just holding their views close for a while.

Now, the mask is off. Once it starts, all bets are off.

Remember lefties, you asked for this, no, demanded this, after you crapped and puked all over the simplest Amendment to understand.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 08:58 PM (sy5kK)

318 316 Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 08:56 PM (TdMsT)
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Hi Ladyl!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:58 PM (MVjcR)


Hi Weasel!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 08:59 PM (TdMsT)

319
Yeah, the "no one is going to take your guns" nonsense has been exposed for just that.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (WEBkv)
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Funny how that turned out, eh?

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 08:59 PM (MVjcR)

320 The governor, ordering utilities to shut off power to whole regions where they want to raid homes?

FERC and DHS might have some questions about that.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (t+qrx)
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Either someone inside of government is having everyone on, or, they are stupid enough to think this is a good idea.

Really? Giving everyone advance notice you're coming to take guns is a good idea?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 08:59 PM (WEBkv)

321 LadyL, never too late to start. And it's not difficult. Just find like-minded near you. And there are plenty.
Even better, find someone of the Horde persuasion.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 08:59 PM (r2qz1)

322 Ben Had @ 295- That right there is a good idea, would be our first wedding ceremony, n'est pas? So cool. You gotta believe NZ Frank always wanted to go get married in Republic of Texas and any woman he married would too.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (UUkQp)

323 I remain the most ignorant of all of the Horde regarding firearms and self-protection.

Posted by: Ladyl

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Ladyl!

Not true! You just need more practice.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (Y4EXg)

324 309 Good evening, Horde.

I remain the most ignorant of all of the Horde regarding firearms and self-protection.

I am the classic sitting duck.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 08:56 PM (TdMsT)

We can help, if you want.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (d1uFV)

325 The Virginia State Flag, State Seal has that motto on it.
In Latin.
Well done, Weasel!

Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (w7KSn)

326 Having read the AGs statement I will bet he and his staff jag officer wrote multiple versions.
As I stated earlier last week, if we see a sudden and unexpected change in command in the Virginia NG then get ready, they are coming.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (axyOa)

327 Hi LCD
Mark. The GOP in this state uis utterly worthless.
The real issue is that King, Pierce, Snohomish and San Juan counties have the money and population. Just look at the commies on the Seattle City Council.
The rest of the state is outnumbered and outspent. My congress critter is a pediatrician from Issaquah and never even bothered to come here to campaign. The fix was in. Same with our esteemed, sarc, senator Cantwell. Never bothered with anyplace east of the Cascades. The state supreme court would make RBG blush at how insanely liberal they are. Corrupt to the bone.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (Tt761)

328 I never thought the Old Commonwealth state would try to become Illinois in one fell swoop. WTF America? Hmm, I foresee that the Republicans will make gains in elections for he next few years, but before then a lot of firearms will be reported lost, sunk, destroyed, etc. Meaning of course they will have been safely put away for later, and the authorities can go pound sand. I also think the police will accept such reports at face value and look the other way.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2019 09:01 PM (W+kMI)

329 The governor, ordering utilities to shut off power to whole regions where they want to raid homes?

Got that bullshit from California.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 09:01 PM (K22Va)

330 Weasel can you repost the link to the AV recall petition, or maybe perma-link it in the thread intro?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 09:01 PM (BiNEL)

331 Either someone inside of government is having everyone on, or, they are stupid enough to think this is a good idea.

Really? Giving everyone advance notice you're coming to take guns is a good idea?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 08:59 PM (WEBkv)


Sorry about your kid on the ventilator but hey, nothing personal. It's just these guns. We hate them so much.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 09:01 PM (t+qrx)

332 How much does proximity to Wash DC have to do with the gun grabbing in VA?

Posted by: davidt at December 15, 2019 09:02 PM (l3+k2)

333 There is talk floating about of leaks from Governor Coonman's office indicating that they've been inquiring about the feasibility of cutting off power and comms to parts of the state during confiscation efforts....



It would be wiser to put a cordon around the State Capital.

And stockpile food and fuel first.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2019 09:02 PM (1g7ch)

334 322 Ben Had @ 295- That right there is a good idea, would be our first wedding ceremony, n'est pas? So cool. You gotta believe NZ Frank always wanted to go get married in Republic of Texas and any woman he married would too.
Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (UUkQp)
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Does this mean we get to make up wedding ceremony traditions, like jumping through flaming hoops and shooting and so forth?

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:02 PM (MVjcR)

335 5 That turret is so freakin' cool that I can't even.
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I would pay $$ to sit in that sucker, crank it around, and squeeze off a few rounds. At 50 years of age I could fit in it too, which is better than some of my male friends.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2019 09:02 PM (W+kMI)

336 I mean, about the Gub thread

Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 15, 2019 09:02 PM (w7KSn)

337 Sorry about your kid on the ventilator but hey, nothing personal. It's just these guns. We hate them so much.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 09:01 PM (t+qrx)
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Now there's a thought. Nothing like breaking a few eggs before the eggs are really and truly broken.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (WEBkv)

338 Good luck, I'm proud of you getting into shooting more!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 08:53 PM (d1uFV)


I'm excited! I have several friends who have range privileges and have invited me to join them for practice. I don't know enough about ranges around here yet to choose where to get a membership.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (87gB3)

339 Well, Mr. Weasel, if it kicks off in VA, how many bunks ya got at Camp Lexington, uhh, Camp Happy Fun Time Place?

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (r2qz1)

340 330 Weasel can you repost the link to the AV recall petition, or maybe perma-link it in the thread intro?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 09:01 PM (BiNEL)
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Will do.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (MVjcR)

341 Just a note on Hampton Roads: A *LOT* of those people who "rely on the federal and state governments for employment" are military and retired military, who do NOT agree with the antics of the idiots in Richmond.

However, there is also a sizable racial component to the voting in this area, which went for 0bama in 2008 and 2012. (Note that the racial component is mixed as a LOT of black folks around here also have Tea Party license plates.) I think the turnout of that demographic has increased since 2008, and it shows.

And, of course, there's the whole re-un-gerrymandering thing the courts imposed. (They struck down the Republican re-drawing from the 2010 census, then later demanded some group re-gerrymander to benefit the Dems. Oh yes, some are very unhappy with that - it affected Hampton Roads, among other spots.)

Personally, I think we should march on Richmond - armed - on the opening day of the legislature. I think, besides open carry of all sorts of legal weapons, we should all carry spears, as well, and carry the Va state flag or seal - just to remind them of their precarious position in a republic of freemen.

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (7hcwx)

342 332 How much does proximity to Wash DC have to do with the gun grabbing in VA?
Posted by: davidt



Northern Virginia is a separate entity in comparison to the rest of the state. It also has the highest population in the state.

Posted by: Puddlglum at December 15, 2019 09:04 PM (DR/Dl)

343 291, Weasel, thanks but a lot of "hopeless" political campaigns can catch fire and hold the line for another generation. Howard Jarvis is an example and so is Ward Connorly. CO is another where Coloradans liked TABOR more than Jared Polis.

Enough public outrage can lead to getting rid of the normal Washington General gatekeepers and force steely resolution into wavering pols if concentrated on a single point--a previsou posted noted that y'all have an ill defined recall statute. If y'all concentrate on getting Northam's resignation and ending his political dreams of any higher office, it might work. I think that very few folks actually like him but tolerate his garbage for the betterment of the borg.

A recall effort of collecting signatures will usually force other pols to distance themselves from him for their own ambitions. If he can keep the focus on Bloomberg's agenda, he can win. If you can make the agenda his personal conduct and threats and unconstitutional provisions, you can win. Make him the face of the unconstitutional gun laws of the crowning of his incompetent career-just as Alinsky says--find a target, freeze it, and polarize it. It is easy to get people to despise an officeholder than to understand the ins and outs of a policy.

It is so crazy that it might just work.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 09:04 PM (MwILh)

344 Does this mean we get to make up wedding ceremony traditions, like jumping through flaming hoops and shooting and so forth?
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:02 PM (MVjcR)
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"With this .50 cal "blam blam blam blam" I thee wed..."

I smell money and matchmaking heaven!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:04 PM (WEBkv)

345 336 I mean, about the Gub thread
Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 15, 2019 09:02 PM (w7KSn)
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Thank you, navybrat!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:05 PM (MVjcR)

346 Personally, I think we should march on Richmond - armed - on the opening day of the legislature. I think, besides open carry of all sorts of legal weapons, we should all carry spears, as well, and carry the Va state flag or seal - just to remind them of their precarious position in a republic of freemen.
Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (7hcwx)

It's going to take a lot of civil disobedience.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 09:06 PM (axyOa)

347 Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (MVjcR)

Of course, you know I meant VA not AV!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 09:06 PM (BiNEL)

348 307 Emmie -

I feed my Sig P290 (similar to P365 but older) on Hornady Critical Defense (115 grain FTX hollowpoint) for carry & occasional range fire (not much at that price!) and Fiocchi 115 gr FMJ for general range firing.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 15, 2019 08:54 PM (JwHjN)


Noted; thank you, Sock.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 09:07 PM (87gB3)

349 I would like to say that this situation will NOT happen in Ohio. Ohio has reasonable concealed carry legislation, reasonable transport, use, and purchase legislation, and enough of a gun using population to keep Columbus smart. After the 2000 race riot in Cincinnati gun control in Ohio lost a lot of momentum. Yeah there's a bunch of pinko gun control weenies. No they are not going to get their way.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2019 09:07 PM (W+kMI)

350 When I go to the range, I buy two boxes of ammo, one to shoot, one to stockpile. This allows me to build up my reserve while not being a big bite out of my wallet. It also saves me a trip to the ammo store.

Posted by: An Observation at December 15, 2019 09:07 PM (n13pf)

351 Not true! You just need more practice.

We can help, if you want.

***

Part of the issue is that the terminology is above my head, so that although I have done some of the recommended reading for beginners, reading the comments is sometimes like deciphering a foreign language.

When I get the time, I'll take a class.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:07 PM (TdMsT)

352 Glad to help out, Emmie !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 15, 2019 09:07 PM (JwHjN)

353 By the way, Matt Bracken, of "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic" fame, recommends not doing a show of force in Richmond, because he thinks it's just asking for a false flag operation. Rather, he thinks one should be advertised, let antifa show up, and then hold the real rally in a county and city that supports the Second Amendment.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:08 PM (WEBkv)

354 Tuner,
I hope you're interested in a PNW MoMe in May. Would love to meet you!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 09:09 PM (PkVlr)

355 Looking at VCDL's lobbying day - it is Martin Luther King Day.

State government will be closed. Who are they going to lobby?

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 09:09 PM (ZfRYq)

356 I also heard the 2016 Virginia election turned on voter fraud permitting ex-felons and illegals to vote. Any truth to that situation, and how it can be reversed to allow uncorrupted elections to return to the state?

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2019 09:09 PM (W+kMI)

357
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:05 PM (MVjcR)
Thanks for the great thread. I don't comment much in this one but appreciate what I can learn from you guys.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 09:09 PM (K22Va)

358 The National Guard is the least of your worries. I have no doubt that DJT would welcome to chance to federalize them and remove them from a power mad governor. Little Rock Central is the key there. Once federalized, the gubnor and his cronies have no say. Ike kept the AR Nat. Guard with orders to stay at home for a year except for a few guard who were not from the Little Rock area that were used inside the school to escort students to classes while the 101 addressed external security.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 09:10 PM (MwILh)

359 356 I also heard the 2016 Virginia election turned on voter fraud permitting ex-felons and illegals to vote. Any truth to that situation, and how it can be reversed to allow uncorrupted elections to return to the state?
Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2019 09:09 PM (W+kMI)
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"Battle of Athens" comes to mind.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:10 PM (WEBkv)

360 Part of the issue is that the terminology is above my head

LadyL, just remember that all a gun is is a tool for making holes at a distance. Everything else is details.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 09:10 PM (r2qz1)

361 The fellow who sold me my gun says his purpose in life is to convert as many people as people possible to gun ownership and to sell as many guns as possible so that the would-be tyrants have no chance against the freedom-lovers.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 09:10 PM (87gB3)

362 When I go to the range, I buy two boxes of ammo, one to shoot, one to stockpile. This allows me to build up my reserve while not being a big bite out of my wallet. It also saves me a trip to the ammo store.
Posted by: An Observation at December 15, 2019 09:07 PM (n13pf)


Goes for nonperishable food and medical supplies too.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 09:12 PM (t+qrx)

363 Ok, all that venting out of my system, I don't think we're going to see the Left making a serious gun grab while Trump is in office.

I know, I know. That means I get older and fatter before the music starts to play, but I think the Dems need the presidency before they're willing to start shooting people. This IS important and we need to fight back....but do it with the first three boxes first.

I suspect the 4th box will be opened in 2025.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2019 09:12 PM (d1uFV)

364 Ladyl, do please ask questions if the terminology is unclear, you know how happy we would be to explain it.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 15, 2019 09:12 PM (JwHjN)

365 Thanks for the great thread. I don't comment much in this one but appreciate what I can learn from you guys.
Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 09:09 PM (K22Va)
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Thanks dartist!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:13 PM (MVjcR)

366 Cutting off communication raises another issue. Should patriots be equipping themselves with alternative communication avenues? Does HAM radio suit the situation, or can that be blocked?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 09:13 PM (87gB3)

367 356 I also heard the 2016 Virginia election turned on voter fraud permitting ex-felons and illegals to vote. Any truth to that situation, and how it can be reversed to allow uncorrupted elections to return to the state?
Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2019 09:09 PM (W+kMI)


No, this is wishcasting. While certainly the felon voting rights restoration had some impact, Trump lost VA by 5 points over 200k votes. Only about 16k felons had voting rights restored by McAuliffe.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 09:13 PM (ZfRYq)

368 "Battle of Athens"

https://tinyurl.com/wcpj55k


I can't vouch for the source, though, it looks like it's pretty good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:13 PM (WEBkv)

369
LadyL, just remember that all a gun is is a tool for making holes at a distance. Everything else is details.
Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 09:10 PM (r2qz1)


That's the one fact I'm pretty certain of!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:14 PM (TdMsT)

370 VA GOP didn't even run candidates in what, 31 districts? Can't remember the exact number. The VA GOP is a waste of oxygen.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 09:15 PM (DR/Dl)

371 The governor, ordering utilities to shut off power to whole regions where they want to raid homes?



FERC and DHS might have some questions about that.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM


They might be able to get away with power, but shutting down comms for damn sure will involve the FCC.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 09:15 PM (OMsf+)

372 GWB @ 341, when I was stationed in Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Little Creek area (the second time) a lot of retirees in Hampton Roads told me to retire someplace else besides Virginia. After most of my Navy career being a legal Florida (no state income tax) resident, it was a nobrainer to retire in Texas, and we never looked back. I pray Texas is at least 5 years behind Virginia. Being way the hell away from the yankee government in Washington City is good.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 09:16 PM (UUkQp)

373
Well said Mark.
I'm going to use that.
I signed the repeal initiative today.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM (axyOa)

Most gun stores and ranges have the initiative I-1094 on the counter for registered voters to sign.

also, you can get a copy for yourself at:
https://www.waguns.org/viewtopic.php?f=137&t=104796 , just print it out and sign it. Get your friends to sign it, and then make sure you mail it in before December 27, the deadline for turn-in.

The recent big uptick in signature efforts is good, this effort isn't over quite yet.


I would much rather use the ballot box myself, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:16 PM (sy5kK)

374 Cede NoVa to DC. Give District One a single electoral vote from Virginia's 13.


Simple.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 15, 2019 09:16 PM (ykID5)

375 PDT joked about Nanzi's dentures falling out on Twitter tonight. THat was hilarious.

Posted by: jmel at December 15, 2019 09:18 PM (OeWgo)

376 327 Hi LCD
Mark. The GOP in this state uis utterly worthless.
The real issue is that King, Pierce, Snohomish and San Juan counties have the money and population. Just look at the commies on the Seattle City Council.
The rest of the state is outnumbered and outspent. My congress critter is a pediatrician from Issaquah and never even bothered to come here to campaign. The fix was in. Same with our esteemed, sarc, senator Cantwell. Never bothered with anyplace east of the Cascades. The state supreme court would make RBG blush at how insanely liberal they are. Corrupt to the bone.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (Tt761)


Well said, Winston.

If you EVER get over to the wet side of the state and don't take up my offer of free beer, I will be disappointed.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:19 PM (sy5kK)

377 353, Why not meet at Williamsburg which was the original capital of Virginia in 1776 and where Virginia's Bill of Rights was drafted. Bit of symbolism there which you need. If the issue is guns vs. VA Govt, you have lost the rhetorical fight. If the issue is VA Govt versus the rights protected by the VA Bill of Rights which include guns, then it is better rhetoric for the squeamish. I also believe that royal Gov. Dunham tried the seize the gunpowder out of Williamsburg's armory in 1775 which ended up with Dunham fleeing Virginia.

The pageantry and symbolism would be far better than a bunch of armed guys apparently threatening the VA govt. and address the real problem which is the actions proposed are unconstitutional then in 1775 and now in 2019. Maybe you can get Northam to repeat Dunham's vanishing act.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 09:19 PM (MwILh)

378 I would much rather use the ballot box myself, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:16 PM (sy5kK)
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Me too, though, considering what's happened with th election of PDT and the fact none of our so-called "betters" accept him as president, I'm pretty sure voting only puts off the inevitable.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:19 PM (WEBkv)

379
I remember how the left used to mock us for being afraid of forcible gun confiscation using the armed forces. What paranoid lunatics we were. All they wanted was common-sense gun control. For the children. And wine moms.

Under the Insurrection Act, POTUS could nationalize the national guard and take control away from the guv. It would take balls to invoke that.

It all depends on who is President at the time. A Dem POTUS would let it happen, and hell, might back the effort, using federal troops to make it happen.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 09:19 PM (f1Vqw)

380 Just spit-balling here, but a general loss of communications would seem to me to be the signal for individual local community action. As Bracken might say.
Then again, it might be solar activity.
Imagine my embarrassment.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 09:20 PM (r2qz1)

381 "371 The governor, ordering utilities to shut off power to whole regions where they want to raid homes?



FERC and DHS might have some questions about that.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 08:57 PM

They might be able to get away with power, but shutting down comms for damn sure will involve the FCC."

Cutting off electricity would violate a slew of federal laws. Utilities even now have to tread lightly for non-payment due to ADA and so forth.

I also know there are plenty of military retirees in Virginia who in retaliation could sabotage and knock out the entire grid in Richmond.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 09:21 PM (iw59Q)

382 375 PDT joked about Nanzi's dentures falling out on Twitter tonight. THat was hilarious.
Posted by: jmel at December 15, 2019 09:18 PM (OeWgo)

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Oh dearie me.

Posted by: El Gobernador Heb Booosch at December 15, 2019 09:21 PM (XVuno)

383 Meeting in Richmond is key, it is the seat of government.

Showing up armed is dumb with a capital D. It's bad optics and the people who want to take our guns will say "see this is why we have to."

But now that I see VCDL is doing it on MLK day, I am like, seriously? Can't anybody here play this game?

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 09:21 PM (ZfRYq)

384 361 Emmie, that guy gets it. That is the way we win in the long run and short run. People have a curious loss avoidance preference where people will fight harder to avoid a loss than they will to get a potential gain. More firearm owners, less support for the gun grabbers.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 09:21 PM (MwILh)

385 Hiya

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 09:22 PM (eozwC)

386 346 Personally, I think we should march on Richmond - armed - on the opening day of the legislature. I think, besides open carry of all sorts of legal weapons, we should all carry spears, as well, and carry the Va state flag or seal - just to remind them of their precarious position in a republic of freemen.
Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:03 PM (7hcwx)

It's going to take a lot of civil disobedience.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 09:06 PM (axyOa)


Toss in a half-dozen folks carrying flaming torches, just for effect.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:23 PM (sy5kK)

387 Well, time to wander.

Great thread, but depressing in its portent.

Night all and practice, practice practice.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:23 PM (WEBkv)

388 Send a poor moron to bomber camp. Donate to my go fund me account.....

Posted by: Archer at December 15, 2019 09:23 PM (0E35O)

389 When I get the time, I'll take a class.
Posted by: Ladyl

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Both Shoot Point Blank in Lewis Center and The Bullet Ranch in Reynoldsburg has Beginner Handgun classes going all the time.

They would love to see you!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:23 PM (Y4EXg)

390 Although I see the appeal and symbolism, unless you all can convince me otherwise, I see a fair amount of potential downside to the big rally in January. Anything that happens is going to be "our" fault. Still, I'm tempted to go.

Thoughts?

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:23 PM (MVjcR)

391 VA GOP didn't even run candidates in what, 31 districts? Can't remember the exact number. The VA GOP is a waste of oxygen.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 09:15 PM (DR/Dl)


The campaign ads in NoVA were pathetic: Not one mention that I ever heard of Coonman Gosnell-Northam's infanticide propensities, the corrupt Lieutenant Governor or the sleazy Attorney General and not one tirade about the dangers of gun grabbing by raving progs (when it had JUST BEEN beaten down by a parliamentary maneuver by the Republicans in the VA legislature)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 09:24 PM (BiNEL)

392 NEVER trust anyone who wants to take away your ability to defend yourself.

Posted by: boynsea at December 15, 2019 09:24 PM (Fks5r)

393 Yes, I've seen quite a few PNW morons here, I'd really enjoy meeting like minded people! May is certainly possible!

Posted by: Tuner at December 15, 2019 09:24 PM (VkUW4)

394 326 Having read the AGs statement I will bet he and his staff jag officer wrote multiple versions.
As I stated earlier last week, if we see a sudden and unexpected change in command in the Virginia NG then get ready, they are coming.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (axyOa)


If that were to happen, I predict that the new commander, his family, and all relatives will be publicly DOXXED within 24 hours.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:24 PM (sy5kK)

395 whig

You must be experienced in politics. You propose sound, well thought out methods to avoid calamity.

Can they be adopted? I guess I need to contact my reps more.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2019 09:24 PM (u82oZ)

396 I agree that a demonstration/meeting at Williamsburg or Yorktown would be more ... demonstrative?

I'm really pulling for you Virginians! Can't believe what is going on there it breaks my heart.

or how about Lexington VA

Posted by: BlackOrchid, Wanna-Be Ukrainian Asset at December 15, 2019 09:24 PM (Rarvo)

397 384 Whig, we have Dems in our state salivating over whatever rights they can deny us. We tried a recall petition for our governor and I'm very suspicious about it supposedly coming up short on signatures. I wonder how many signature gatherers were fake and just threw their signatures away.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 09:25 PM (87gB3)

398 @Weasel - I will go on the Jan 20 bus ride but I am concerned about the fact that it is MLK day, the government will be closed, and thus no one to lobby. Makes the lobby day look dumb. If its going to be a rally, that is one thing. But call it a lobbying day when the offices are closed?

Own goal.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 09:25 PM (ZfRYq)

399 The governor, ordering utilities to shut off power to whole regions where they want to raid homes?


Fine. If its morally OK to cut off the power to whole regions, then return the favor. Fire large clouds of carbon graphite in on the electrical transformers in key areas.

have them short out. millions of dollars and many months to replace them.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 09:25 PM (lD3vL)

400 The Virginia GOP is largely useless. Some of the best are now retired. But the party is largely controlled by Bushies and have nominated some pathetic candidates in the last 8 years. Frankly, the Democrats might well have won even without massive influx of out-of-state money and voter fraud.

I hope right now the Governor and his minions are just trying to prove the have some balls and making threats they know they can't enforce. But this is the same guy who openly advocated killing babies at and immediately after birth. He may well be as unhinged as he seems right now.

I don't think it will take much to trigger some awful confrontation next year when any new laws might take effect. All it takes is one hot head on either side to set off an massive disaster.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at December 15, 2019 09:26 PM (P3IRG)

401
Virginia Senate Bill No. 64 would legally classify firearms training, lending a gun, or formation of a firearms related organization as "illegal paramilitary activity." Scheduled for vote Jan. 8. Does this piece of crap have any chance of passing?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 15, 2019 09:26 PM (t5m5e)

402 As long as VA persists with their radar detector ban I wish the state all the harm in the world.

Posted by: JEM at December 15, 2019 09:27 PM (Loq+3)

403 Thank you, Weasel, for a smashing Gun Thread.

I think I will dream of bomber camp.

Anyone want to try and get a NGFS camp going? 127 mm and up for the win.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2019 09:27 PM (u82oZ)

404 Oh, and here's my weekly 9:30 comment:
A big thanks to all of you for showing up and spending part of your weekend here. Great discussion. You all are the best!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:27 PM (MVjcR)

405 If that were to happen, I predict that the new commander, his family, and all relatives will be publicly DOXXED within 24 hours.


That a funny way to say "killed".

Face it. They want you dead. This time it is for real.

Coonman is a sociopathic murderer. He gets off on this sort of thing.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 09:27 PM (lD3vL)

406 322 Ben Had @ 295- That right there is a good idea, would be our first wedding ceremony, n'est pas? So cool. You gotta believe NZ Frank always wanted to go get married in Republic of Texas and any woman he married would too.
Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 09:00 PM (UUkQp))


My Norwegian is very understanding about my gun life, not too sure she would leave the family behind to get hitched even in Texas, she would love a TX Mo Me tho. And we have Mercins travelling to Nil Zilind for the shooting and then a wedding.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 15, 2019 09:27 PM (bgJ0E)

407 ---

Both Shoot Point Blank in Lewis Center and The Bullet Ranch in Reynoldsburg has Beginner Handgun classes going all the time.

They would love to see you!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 09:23 PM (Y4EXg)


Thanks!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 09:28 PM (TdMsT)

408 Virginia Senate Bill No. 64 would legally classify firearms training, lending a gun, or formation of a firearms related organization as "illegal paramilitary activity." Scheduled for vote Jan. 8. Does this piece of crap have any chance of passing?
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 15, 2019 09:26 PM (t5m5e)


Yes.

Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 09:28 PM (ZfRYq)

409 When I get the time, I'll take a class.
Posted by: Ladyl


{{{Ladyl}}} Find the time! Please!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 09:28 PM (BiNEL)

410 The governor, ordering utilities to shut off power to whole regions where they want to raid homes?

How is this not terrorism?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 09:30 PM (lD3vL)

411 Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2019 09:27 PM (u82oZ)
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Thank you Salty!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:31 PM (MVjcR)

412 NOOD early ONT

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 09:31 PM (aS1PU)

413 Not everyone in the Richmond area (I live in Glen Allen) is a carpetbagger. The first member of my family to set foot in Virginia sailed over in 1637.

If we could just shove Fairfax and Loudon counties into Maryland, none of this garbage would be happening.

Posted by: radar at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (aPhDV)

414 378 I would much rather use the ballot box myself, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:16 PM (sy5kK)
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Me too, though, considering what's happened with th election of PDT and the fact none of our so-called "betters" accept him as president, I'm pretty sure voting only puts off the inevitable.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 09:19 PM (WEBkv)


In my relatively simple, black ampersand white thinking, I look at this similarly to a good football game between two great teams.

There is ebb and flow, and momentum. One side gets beaten on a few plays, but then rises up and shuts them down.

This is where we are with 2A rights today. Those citizens that believe in the traditional written view of gun rights are stiffening up the line after a few long pass gains from the left. Albeit, the left receivers pushed off and the defender didn't get the call, because that is not how some state Supreme Courts roll.

Like my state of Washington.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (sy5kK)

415 Saturday, brand new Bartlein #13 barrel (26-inch 308 SAAMI chamber) on the PRS gun. Retorqued brake to barrel, barrel to receiver, receiver to stock, base to receiver, and scope to base. 100 yards. I haven't shot any bolt gun for about 4 months. Bore sight at the range. First shot 8 inches low, adjust scope, shoot 4, last two touching. Slip turrets. Went home and cleaned. It might shoot.

Sunday, carbine at 10 yards. Iron sights. Target is a sandwich-sized paper plate stapled to an IPSC. Singles, controlled pairs, and doubles. 50 rounds. Accuracy good, figured out a couple things but I am not happy with the speed. Starting from low ready, I want the first shot under a second and both shots under 1.5 seconds. Not there yet.

Posted by: Richard at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (huaUe)

416 Thank you for your work and dedication, Weasel.
Smooch!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (PkVlr)

417 or how about Lexington VA


The home of Washington & Lee University. Student "Activists" are trying to change the name because both Washington and Lee owned slaves. Really. Don't pick a college town. Petersburg would be an interesting choice. Just south of Richmond. Or head down to South Boston, Danville, or Martinsville. Some fine NASCAR short tracks down there too.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (DR/Dl)

418 Coonman is a sociopathic murderer. He gets off on this sort of thing.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 09:27 PM (lD3vL)


If you can find it, listen to pediatric-neurologist Gosnell-Northam's verbal description about the proper procedure to practice post birth abortion. If you can still believe he has NOT done this personally after listening to that, you are a far more trusting soul than I am!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 15, 2019 09:33 PM (BiNEL)

419 379
I remember how the left used to mock us for being afraid of forcible gun confiscation using the armed forces. What paranoid lunatics we were. All they wanted was common-sense gun control. For the children. And wine moms.

Under the Insurrection Act, POTUS could nationalize the national guard and take control away from the guv. It would take balls to invoke that.

It all depends on who is President at the time. A Dem POTUS would let it happen, and hell, might back the effort, using federal troops to make it happen.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 09:19 PM (f1Vqw)


Hopefully, the Supreme Court will stop the VA laws if they're made into law, and provide a firewall against a Dem House, Senate, and President enacting extreme firearms policies and laws at the national level. There are two sides to that coin, though: The Second Amendment only says what five SCOTUS justices say it does. If SCOTUS ever has a majority of RBG-type Justices, the Second Amendment may be ruled to mean a citizen can have one black powder musket. And maybe not even that.

Posted by: Gref at December 15, 2019 09:33 PM (AMIL/)

420 416 Thank you for your work and dedication, Weasel.
Smooch!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (PkVlr)
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*blushes*
You're welcome!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:33 PM (MVjcR)

421 SB64 can be read as outlawing any form of self defense training, not just firearms. Martial arts as well.

Posted by: radar at December 15, 2019 09:33 PM (aPhDV)

422
If we could just shove Fairfax and Loudon counties into Maryland, none of this garbage would be happening.
Posted by: radar at December 15, 2019 09:32 PM (aPhDV)
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Agreed!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:34 PM (MVjcR)

423 coonman is a baby killing terrorist. it's a short drive for that hitleresque fuck to start killing law abiding citizens. good luck virginia.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 09:35 PM (KP5rU)

424 393 Yes, I've seen quite a few PNW morons here, I'd really enjoy meeting like minded people! May is certainly possible!
Posted by: Tuner at December 15, 2019 09:24 PM (VkUW4)

The 2nd PacNWMoMe will be real, and spectacular!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:35 PM (sy5kK)

425 NZ Frank @ 406, when you get to Corsicana probably second weekend of October if previous TX MoMe's hold constant, check the Thrifty Nickel trade paper stands in front of any store. They will have a section titled something such like 'Rural Properties For Sale'. That's the ticket. And Happy Trails till Monday. Up at 0400.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 09:35 PM (UUkQp)

426 The VCDL is having a rally in Richmond because it's what they do every year. That's the reason it will be here and not some where like Williamsburg.

Posted by: radar at December 15, 2019 09:36 PM (aPhDV)

427 Welp, looks like the ONT has kicked us to the curb. Thanks again everyone! Have a great week!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:36 PM (MVjcR)

428 "36
Come on over to West Virginia. Our gun laws are: 1) Don't shoot people
unless you have a good reason; 2) You don't need a permit for open or
concealed carry."


I wonder if West Virginia could usefully dispute its border with Virginia. SCOTUS might very well rule in their favor, thus making the problem go away for most of Virginia.

The only other (legal) idea I've come up with is to suggest that Trump call up the Virginia National Guard and send them to defend the Mexican border. Then they won't be available for the new Governor to use them for mischief.

"98 We just had a bunch of restrictive new gun laws pass in WA state."

Today's good news is that Trump just put a Republican majority on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (which has been the big obstacle to gun rights in its district, especially in CA). Now we should be able to get Heller and MacDonald made to apply here.

If not nationwide Constitutional Carry. We need to hurry and bring such a case before the next DemonRat President and Senate can pack the courts with bad guys again.

Posted by: jdgalt at December 15, 2019 09:36 PM (3SFo/)

429 408 Virginia Senate Bill No. 64 would legally classify firearms training, lending a gun, or formation of a firearms related organization as "illegal paramilitary activity." Scheduled for vote Jan. 8. Does this piece of crap have any chance of passing?
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 15, 2019 09:26 PM (t5m5e)

Yes.
Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 09:28 PM (ZfRYq)


So, taking away the 2A isn't enough?

They are taking away the 1A right of freedom of assembly, too?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 09:40 PM (sy5kK)

430 Read up on the Athens (Tennessee) Rebellion in 1946.

Posted by: An Observation at December 15, 2019 09:40 PM (n13pf)

431 Are they doing anything to challenge the blatent violations of your constitutional rights?

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 07:24 PM (Tnijr)


Well, nothing has actually _happened_ yet. So they have nothing to file suit _over_.

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:41 PM (7hcwx)

432 Being way the hell away from the yankee government in Washington City is good.


Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 09:16 PM (UUkQp)


Yep. Though less "yankee" and more "King George".

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:42 PM (7hcwx)

433 Most laws passed and signed into law won't take effect until July 1, 2020. That gives Virginians several months to organize and plan strategies.

Of course, that gives Governor Blackface McAbortion time to plan too.

Cutting off power into areas would easily result in many deaths and injuries. Quite literally the elderly and children would be hardest hit. Imagine how much insulin might spoil and how many oxygen systems might get disabled. Cutting off power isn't necessarily a surgical act.

If Bubba in the National Guard finds out his granny or mother died as a result of the Governor's decision he may not be quite so enthusiastic about showing up for mobilization. If he is ordered to his neighbor's house, or his sister's house or his own house to confiscate a personal AR-15 his loyalty might be somewhat suspect.

There are 1.5 to 2 million gun owners in the state. There are 2100 State Troopers. Assuming 1/2 of those troopers don't call in sick, the odds don't favor the governor even if 90% of people comply with his unconstitutional acts. And I think he'll be lucky if he gets 5% compliance.

This is giant leap toward the government pushing citizens into open and armed defiance against an illegitimate government. And I don't think Democrats realize this or maybe they just don't care. Who knows. But we could find out quicker than they realize.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at December 15, 2019 09:45 PM (P3IRG)

434 Down here in the southwest corner of the Commonwealth, the sentiment's the same as the rest of Virginia. The City of Norton and Wise County both passed 2nd amendment sanctuary resolutions. One wonders if blackface Northam is getting the message. National Guard indeed.

Posted by: brinster at December 15, 2019 09:46 PM (8zrY8)

435 Showing up armed is dumb with a capital D. It's bad
optics and the people who want to take our guns will say "see this is
why we have to."




Posted by: blaster at December 15, 2019 09:21 PM (ZfRYq)


And the right answer is "See? THEY are why we have to!"No, it's time to stop with the "Oh, that might scare people" crap and show the gov't that WE are the ultimate power in the state, and their power grab will be treated properly.

It might JUST head off anyone else having to do it if we do it early enough and forcefully enough.

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:47 PM (7hcwx)

436 Any law which claims to be able to take away any constitutional rights is a Jim Crow Law. The federal law I cited earlier was written to specifically prevent Democrats in the Old South from writing Jim Crow laws.

Posted by: An Observation at December 15, 2019 09:48 PM (n13pf)

437 434 Down here in the southwest corner of the Commonwealth, the sentiment's the same as the rest of Virginia. The City of Norton and Wise County both passed 2nd amendment sanctuary resolutions. One wonders if blackface Northam is getting the message. National Guard indeed.
Posted by: brinster at December 15, 2019 09:46 PM (8zrY
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Hi brinster! Welcome!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:48 PM (MVjcR)

438 Thoughts?

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:23 PM (MVjcR)


Even though it's too late, by my measure (should be the first day of the legislature), I plan on going.

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (7hcwx)

439 Interesting and uncomfortable thread tonight, Mr. W.

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (r2qz1)

440
Even though it's too late, by my measure (should be the first day of the legislature), I plan on going.
Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 09:49 PM (7hcwx)
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Would you consider writing a summary of your observations and impressions for the rest of us?

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (MVjcR)

441 439 Interesting and uncomfortable thread tonight, Mr. W.
Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (r2qz1)
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Yeah. It's going to be an interesting year, that's for sure.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (MVjcR)

442 Yeah. It's going to be an interesting year, that's for sure.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:53 PM (MVjcR)

"20/20. The year it all became clear."
Hah!

Posted by: RI Red at December 15, 2019 09:55 PM (r2qz1)

443 Hi Weasel,

I'm sorry you have to endure this BS but it is what it is. Maybe the next election the Republicans will understand what the consequences of doing nothing really are.

As far as that happening in my state, Alabama, which celebrated 200 years of existence as a state Saturday, it will be a time of ice skates and winter land wonderment in Hell.

Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at December 15, 2019 10:03 PM (qZdIZ)

444 395, I have been involved in politics at the local, state, and federal level (only one preznet campaign) since the 1970's. I have lobbied, petitioned, promoted candidates, etc.

The major rule in politics is all politics is local and the votes are in the precincts. Bloomberg type mass media and social media campaigns only work when people do not know each other or the candidate. Most people are not ideological as in they believe that principle a causes b to happen. Thus, they have outcome preferences rather than policy preferences. That is where you can work.

Dishonest policy activists depend on screwing trusting souls just as Obamacare's (and Romney's) health care guru Gruber rudely indicated after it passed. The way that it has to work to counteract that is an Army of Davids as Instapundit put it. Use your friends and family network, like the military, go around strong points (truly committed activists) to get to the soft underbelly of political support for a policy.

Single women often know that they are vulnerable but figure that the police and government will take care of their protections. It is cruel like field surgery, but you have to disillusion them that Custer is coming. There is a long line of cases that government has no legal duty to protect any individual outside of that individual being in custody of the state (see Winnebago Cty v. DeShaney regarding protection of a child by social workers). Circuit court of appeal decisions have upheld this principle where literally people have been raped for hours even after calling 911 and being told that police were on their way but they did not show up (Warren v. D.C. (1981)). This has been reiterated by other circuits.

To minorities, who often face dangerous neighborhoods, you can use similar arguments whereas blacks were banned from owning firearms before the Civil War and Justice Taney in the Dred Scott decision used that to claim that blacks could not be citizens of the United States.

Few, if any, want to be dead, few if any, want to be hurt by criminals. So a wise person seeking to preserve firearm rights needs to have alternative policies and information for such fears as mass shooters, terrorism, etc. This can convert outcome preferences into solid numbers for policies. That is why even extreme gun banners have been unable to get rid of handguns as the NRA has persuaded since the 1960's that it is useful for self defense. Utility to individuals will beat a hypothetical right every time.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 10:07 PM (MwILh)

445 Would you consider writing a summary of your observations and impressions for the rest of us?

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 09:51 PM (MVjcR)


Sure.

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 10:11 PM (7hcwx)

446 443, It is a two pronged attack, one is at the national level but the anti-gunners are also going after state by state to reverse gun rights victories in the past. They are not idiots but folks that are following a long range plan to eliminate firearms and they suffer no lack of funds nor volunteer activists to get there.

Thus, if the Dems win the national lottery of House, Senate, and President, then they move to ban it at the national level, but the state by state campaign is their alternative to outflank us and get votes for Dems. What Alabama does as a state matters less if the orders come from Washington on confiscation. At that point, you confront the same bleak decisions as VA folks have.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 10:11 PM (MwILh)

447 "Showing up armed is dumb with a capital D. It's bad

optics and the people who want to take our guns will say "see this is

why we have to."


They're trying to take them to make it easier to kill and imprison us. They'll say literally anything that they think will get the job done. Bad optics might change what excuses they use, but ultimately the fence sitters are irrelevant; nothing they think matters, because leftists think they control them via the MSM and will continue on regardless.

We're getting closer to leaving the realm of sound bytes and entering a place where what matters is logistics and the real sources of political power.

Posted by: clown nose at December 15, 2019 10:18 PM (67XdO)

448 426, I understand that. But, if you are going to have an all hands on deck, it is not great optics to have the seat of government surrounded by armed guys. If it is supposed to be a lobbying day, there is even less reason to hold it on MLK Birthday when govt. offices are closed. If armed people show up en masse at Richmond, the governor would be well within his power and right to summon national guard folks to protect the Capitol and other govt buildings. How will those optics help your cause?

Remember, the goal is to win hearts and minds, not to overawe and raise fright among the people. You want to win without violence, then you win within the political system which means paying attention to average Joe voter.

Col. Rex Applegate wrote a book called Kill or Be Killed. In it, he talks about his lessons regarding organized street violence in Latin America and how police/military were trained to fight it. Leftists have no conscience in getting other people killed to advance the cause so to show up with firearms is to enter a trap.

Simply, if the plan goes forward, the VCDL has no ability to prevent agent provocateurs from infiltrating the protests and giving the VCDL a bloody nose. To wit, look what happened in Charlottesville, VA which was suddenly a cause celebre nationwide for a former Obama activist to hijack the protest over statute removals into one for white supremacy.

I understand a lot of folks are upset, a lot of folks are outraged, and a lot of folks are terrorized about what the future brings in VA. But, the whole incitement to show up armed en masse is not smart politics.

Want to show up armed, bring your smokepoles aka black powder muskets, bring the reenactors, and so on which reemphasizes the historical roots of Virginia's own Bill of Rights and RKBA that predates the U.S. Constitution. The royal government collapsed after trying a gun and powder grab of the colonial armory at Williamsburg. Make it a Virginia thing rather than Dem versus R.

That is my advice and YMMV.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 10:27 PM (MwILh)

449 This is what gets me; the proposed bill lists the characteristics of a modern "assault rifle," any one of which means the rifle falls under this category. One of the characteristics is a bayonet lug. For those who have studied history, particularly firearms history, you know that bayonets have been fitted to rifles since the 1720s. So if this bill passes, it will classify a replica 1723 British Long Land Brown Bess FLINTLOCK MUSKET as a modern assault rifle and, as such, owning one in Virginia after this nonsense passes becomes a 5th degree felony. So much for the Democrat's "common sense gun control" when common sense is so blatantly absent from said bill.

Posted by: Mattski at December 15, 2019 10:29 PM (u6VIU)

450 449, That is an example of the kind of absurdity that gets attention. Carry those instead of EBR's to highlight the stupidity of the action. Use statistics that show how many mass bayonet killings have happened in the U.S. recently. etc. Sarcasm and ridicule are highly effective tools in political rhetoric.

Posted by: whig at December 15, 2019 10:47 PM (MwILh)

451 450: oh, I am all about ridiculing. I'm just trying to figure out how best to get points like these out to the general public. If enough people see that and start rattling the cages of the legislature, they won't have the stones to pass it for fear of retribution/backlash

Posted by: Mattski at December 15, 2019 10:51 PM (u6VIU)

452 I figure the Civil War will start in Virginia. And except for the blood and damage a better place could not have been found.

Right next door to the treacherous hive of scum and villainy that thinks it runs the country; Washington, DC.

When y'all are done you can step across the river and continue to flush out the bastards.

Doing so will be tough but you are surrounded by those who will come to your aid whenever called upon.

New Jersey is even emulating y'all right now and the movement just might grow quite rapidly.

And if enough folks get behind it, it will no longer be just rhetoric and resolutions it will be an armed and angry National Militia with members far and wide.

I said before this movement got started that we would have an opportunity to see how a government can devolve into a tyrannical enemy of it's citizens such as what California has become only now we may get to watch the other side of that coin and see it's citizens take action before the dictators get too entrenched. California will take dynamite and an assault or two.
Virginia just might stop this shit in it's tracks giving us all an example and an icon.

I look forward to them marching on Richmond. Armed and organized. But POLITE!

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at December 15, 2019 11:43 PM (PiE+K)

453 Alas, whigs seems to know nothing about Virginia. The 20th is Lobby Day. There have been large, armed crowds in Richmond every year for years. And, in Virginia it is a state holiday known as Lee-Jackson Day and not MLK Day.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at December 16, 2019 04:17 AM (kSQK1)

Food Thread:The Question Of The Day: Is The Appetizer The Highest Form Of Food?

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I love appetizers, which is the only reason I ever accept invitations to weddings. There is nothing quite like wandering around a big room, breathlessly waiting for the next round of lamb lollipops or crab and cheese cones or tenderloin with horseradish on buttered toast to emerge from the kitchens. It's as good, if not better than an open bar!

I have always wondered why people bother with the sit-down portion of wedding celebrations when they have at their fingertips (hah!) the perfect medium to get people to mingle and chat and drink and eat.

There have been appetizers at weddings that have knocked my socks off, but I don't remember a single dish at any of the dinners that was...well...memorable.

So my advice to the Horde: when you begin to plan your second wedding, consider an all-appetizer party. I'll come, and I'll make sure you get your money's worth!

So trapper's gal starts it off below the fold, but how about the rest of you reprobates? anyone have a knock-out app recipe? I posted one of my favorites last week, but too often we get stuck on main dishes and side dishes for dinners, and forget about that all-important first bite!

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I know...NO MATH!...but this is interesting and helpful if anyone here is interested in why the government guidelines for cooking food are mostly bullshit.

how quickly at various temperatures enough Salmonella is killed to make the food safe to eat.

Wow...science...what can't it do? The relationship between sterilization (or killing enough of the microbes to be functionally equivalent), time and temperature is an important one. That's why Pasteurization works and doesn't ruin the milk.

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From commenter "TN Deplorable" comes an eggnog recipe that is...shall we say...calorically intense. And...um...that's a lot of booze!
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Have You Been Eating Fake Guacamole?

I don't want to know the answer to this question.

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Artisanal Water Makers

Yes, it is tongue-in-cheek, but some of you may recall a fad recently among the profoundly stupid? Drinking raw water. So this video may very be a harbinger of things to come.

[Hat Tip: Bitter Clinger]

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From commenter "trapper's girl" comes her favorite appetizer recipe.

Hot Crab Fondue

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She tells me to use fresh crab, although with those ingredients it would be fine with a chopped shoe. Yes, I like this kind of stuff!

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Food and cooking tips, Castelvetrano olives with a sprinkle of chili flakes, young wild pigs, crisp bacon (although I am moving toward less crisp), thick and fluffy pita, and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit. And yes, shaking a Manhattan is blasphemy...it's in the Bible!

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1 Foist?

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (377Zs)

2 Chow time

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (ZCEU2)

3 I like eating them and then have no room for the main

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (vd8XM)

4 Food!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (MVjcR)

5 JC yes you were, go fetch em

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (ZCEU2)

6 Now I'm hungry

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (377Zs)

7 many thanks for bacon!

Posted by: loneranger at December 15, 2019 04:02 PM (Psuwu)

8 Appetizers-Most creative anyway

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:02 PM (ZCEU2)

9 Called all carnivorous corgis

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 04:02 PM (377Zs)

10 Ooo my FAVORITE thing! FOOD!

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:04 PM (a4qVe)

11 Agree with the wedding.
Have all appetizers. A buffet of appetizers, don't make me wait around for someone to deliver them and sneer because I take more than one.
Skip the "chicken" or "beef" or "fish" or "vegetarian" option.

Have a quick toast. Back to eating and drinking

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (vd8XM)

12 Pretty much everyone here knows the outstanding job that bluebell and Weasel did on The Deplorable Gourmet and making it happen.

Most know about bluebell's proclivity (to put it politely) for muscle cars, fast driving, and burning donuts with same.

What most wouldn't know until now is that bluebell takes on a seasonal assignments as a 'Santa's helper', qualified not only by her good heart, but by her well-honed high-performance driving abilities.

Given a brand-new sleigh this year, she just completed a test-spin out to Texas and back. While here, she offered me the opportunity to try it out.

Getting behind the controls of the new sleigh, I looked around, and then asked "How does this work? The accelerator is made of raisins, the brake is made of marzipan, and the gearstick is a lump of sweet dough."

She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)

13 Broiled some great steelhead the other night. The leftovers make a great base for a dip/crackers as an appetizer.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 04:06 PM (377Zs)

14 Do the biscuits served by Red Lobster count?

Oh, I might add, had some stuffed mushrooms at Red Lobster recently that were pretty good.

Or, my wife and I were so hungry we only thought they were good.

But, seriously, we purchase the Red Lobster biscuit mix to make their biscuits at home. They are quite good.

Anyway, time to run, must get mom for her weekly meal at Che Blake

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 04:06 PM (WEBkv)

15
Appetizers and dessert is a perfectly acceptable menu.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 04:06 PM (7rVsF)

16 I want those rectangle shaped yummy looking things in the left lower corner of that pic.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:07 PM (a4qVe)

17 Any appetizer incorporating bacon is better than any main course that doesnt. This is known.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 15, 2019 04:07 PM (LBnTd)

18 Just give me appetizers and desserts and I am a happy camper.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 04:08 PM (PisyI)

19
Ben Had asked me for a gnocchi recipe. I described the basics a couple weeks ago, here are a couple videos to help anyone who wants to make them.

This first one is pretty much the way my family makes them, except nonnina doesn't do the "dig" on each dumpling:

https://tinyurl.com/u8yu557

This video shows the "dig" on each piece, at 5:48 to 5:58. It's a much longer video but really all you need is the first vid I posted, and then this one to show the dig. But there's probably some tweaks on this longer one that the first doesn't have as well. The music on the first one is folkloric, the soundtrack on this second one is Pep Boys muzak:

https://tinyurl.com/w6mll97

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 04:08 PM (kD8Fh)

20 It's appeteasers !!!

Posted by: Penny's Friend Zac at December 15, 2019 04:08 PM (LPnfS)

21 Met up with my buddy on Friday who gave me about 3 Alaskan cohos he caught in August. All frozen in Alaska

Fish will be on the menu for New Years

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 04:08 PM (vd8XM)

22 Our most beloved appetizer is a dip; BLT dip. My husband would eat the whole bowl if I let him.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:08 PM (a4qVe)

23 I always seem to focus on drinks in these threads. I'm not an alky. Really! I am a chemist, so that may explain it.

Anyway, after my abortive attempts at developing a taste for martinis, I have discovered its close relative, the Manhattan. They are quite delicious.

2 oz. rye (I like the local Copper Fox brand)1 oz Noilly Prat sweet vermouth2 shakes Angostura bitters1 Luxardo cocktail cherry on a cocktail skewer.Shake over ice, in a PROPER Boston shaker, like this one.

https://tinyurl.com/tetjddy
Serve in a coupe glass, with an orange peel garnish. Delicious.

Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 04:10 PM (T6t7i)

24 She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)


Funny!

And appropriate - this a.m. our parish had a post-service social to celebrate the church's restoration/rehab. One of the hospitality ladies offered me this slab of something wrapped in clear plastic. I thought it was bread. She told me it was a "baker's mistake", it was supposed to be scones, but it didn't look right so they were giving it out to people.

I took it home, ate a slice, omg it was so good! It was not a scone recipe, it was Stollen! Someone at the bakery messed up, thinking it was supposed to be a scone.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 04:11 PM (kD8Fh)

25 She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)


Readies trebuchet with Texas size basket ...

Posted by: Adriane the Warmongering Critic ... at December 15, 2019 04:11 PM (LPnfS)

26 There is a German restaurant about 15 miles from here. When you sit down, they put a plate with cut up veg, 3 different salad type things, one usually herring in cream sauce, a cheese dip, and a liver spread.
I have that, two beers, and want to just take my order to go

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 04:11 PM (vd8XM)

27 She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM


*groan*

Oh, and Yay! Food Thread!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 04:12 PM (rBtIz)

28 i took 4 lbs or so of steamed gulf shrimp and cocktail sause to a neighborhood Christmas party last night.

all gone in very short order.

Posted by: loneranger at December 15, 2019 04:12 PM (Psuwu)

29 How appropriate. We're doing appetizers all day today. Started with mini quiches and steak crostinis for breakfast. Snacking on fried pickles and fried cheese curds now. Later is mini pizzas (party rye, mozzarella, sauce, pepperoni) and toasted raviolis.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 04:13 PM (Dhht7)

30 Proper drinks go with food

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:13 PM (ZCEU2)

31 I always wanted to do an all appetizers dinner, but then I still love all the delicious mains.

I just love food

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:14 PM (a4qVe)

32 I don't know if ace ever reads the Food Thread, but that second video I posted will help him in his Italian language learning adventure. It has subtitles.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 04:14 PM (kD8Fh)

33 Swedish meatballs.

In honor of our new teenage overlord, Greta "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother" Funbags.

But first, a martini. One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 04:15 PM (Z+IKu)

34 For my second wedding I plan an all aphrodisiac appetizer meal.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 04:15 PM (Uu+Jp)

35 kallisto - I doubt it

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:15 PM (ZCEU2)

36 Serve in a coupe glass, with an orange peel garnish. Delicious.
Posted by: pep

Thanks pep
A friend of ours loves manhattans and I hope to make this for her the next time they are over

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 04:16 PM (vd8XM)

37 I really like appetizers too, their only drawback is there's no room for any other course once we feast on them like it's SMOD's day Eve.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 04:17 PM (kD8Fh)

38 Appetizers that are so good they become trendy pub food. These are the bane of my diet. (Well that and deep fried pizza).

Posted by: Big V at December 15, 2019 04:17 PM (B06Zw)

39 Pep,If you take Buffalo Trace bourbon and Luxardo cherries (with a bit of the juice) you get a fine approximation of a Manhattan without any math.

Posted by: mark reardon at December 15, 2019 04:17 PM (6Ga8H)

40 35 kallisto - I doubt it

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:15 PM (ZCEU2)


He's probably already scoured the internet looking for sources to make him sound like a legit Guido. Not a NJ Guido though. One of those real Eye-talians like.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 04:18 PM (kD8Fh)

41 Sounds like the appetizer is the foreplay of dining.

When you say it like that, I probably don't pay enough attention to making an appetizer either.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:18 PM (bYn+n)

42 My grandpa drank Manhattans like that; just bourbon and cherries.
He also ate a tablespoon of gin soaked raisins every morning. He said it helped his bursitis.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:19 PM (a4qVe)

43 She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)


How long have you been sitting on that one? Brooding, waiting for it to hatch?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 04:20 PM (t+qrx)

44 How long have you been sitting on that one? Brooding, waiting for it to hatch?

LOL!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:20 PM (dUJdY)

45 Baked dip. Do not have a recipe. Small tub of softened cream cheese, sour cream, chopped onion, bacon, shredded sharp cheddar and a crumbled Ritz cracker combines together. Top with pepper jelly and bake. Serve with crackers. Delish.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at December 15, 2019 04:22 PM (N3JsI)

46 My son had an all appetizers wedding reception.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:22 PM (lwiT4)

47 brb, time to make the sauce.

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 04:23 PM (FhXTo)

48 My son had an all appetizers wedding reception.
Posted by: grammie winger

It does make a lot of sense.

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 04:23 PM (vd8XM)

49 We nibbled, we drank, we danced . It was perfect. No waiting for rubber chicken.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:25 PM (lwiT4)

50 My last real job required me to find caterers for work events. I did a simple search on "finger foods" and landed on this awesome caterer - from Italy - who I can no longer find on the interwebs.

However the following is a close approximation. When I get married, we're flying to London so we can use this caterer. Scroll down a little to check out the spread:

https://tinyurl.com/rykre4p

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 04:25 PM (kD8Fh)

51 Duncanthrax--

that is the "groanworthiest" I have seen in a long time.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 15, 2019 04:25 PM (RfzVr)

52 My son had an all appetizers wedding reception.
Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:22 PM (lwiT4)

big fan of that notion. Beats the whole assigned seating, trying to eat a large meal while also trying to be sociable. Me likey.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 15, 2019 04:26 PM (x8Wzq)

53 Then before midnight they brought in a ton of pizzas.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:26 PM (lwiT4)

54 I don't remember a single dish at any of the dinners that was...well...memorable.


I do. It was at my own wedding. My father-in-law was a burned out lawyer who had retreated to Cape Cod to be an independent lobsterman and he set aside 100 lobstahs for the wedding reception.

Some idiots ate the roast beef.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2019 04:26 PM (gd9RK)

55 Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:22 PM (lwiT4)

He was raised well.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2019 04:28 PM (wYseH)

56 CBD - it helped that he married a chef/caterer.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:29 PM (lwiT4)

57 If you're having a wedding with a sit-down dinner, the invite says, "Reception immediately afterward at (name of location)", and you're doing the bridal party and family photos after the ceremony, it's a really good idea to have appetizers available.


I remember going to a wedding where that happened, and they also had an open bar during the "waiting for the bridal party" time period. Once they arrived, it became a cash bar. Another wedding had no alcohol at all, so we just ate.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2019 04:29 PM (6ezlu)

58 Never have gone to a appatizer only but why not?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:29 PM (ZCEU2)

59 When my husband and I were married, our reception was held at his parent's club. D'oh and I paid for the food, bar, and musician (a harpist).

The food was all appetizers: shrimp, crab, I can't remember everything, but it was lovely and delicious, and plentiful. Our guests said it was the best, most fun reception ever.

Yesterday afternoon, we cohosted another oyster roast. It was dreadful. Brilliant sun, crisp breeze over sparkling water, ugly dolphins frolicking evilly, and lots of May River, Texas, and Chesapeake icky oysters. Someone even spotted one of the minks that lives near the marsh. They're a type of weasel.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:30 PM (ptqGC)

60 We have a friend, with a brick oven that can be taken apart for traveling. He did pizzas for our wedding. He used to be a baker, so he really knows how to make tasty food.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 15, 2019 04:30 PM (Lqy/e)

61
Yesterday afternoon, we cohosted another oyster roast. It was dreadful. Brilliant sun, crisp breeze over sparkling water, ugly dolphins frolicking evilly, and lots of May River, Texas, and Chesapeake icky oysters. Someone even spotted one of the minks that lives near the marsh. They're a type of weasel.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:30 PM (ptqGC)


Do you simply praise God every day that you live in a place with fabulous food? And the ocean! (But I repeat myself).

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 04:33 PM (TdMsT)

62 They're a type of weasel.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:30 PM (ptqGC)
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We're everywhere!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 04:33 PM (MVjcR)

63 Hugs, Ladyl and Weasel!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:33 PM (ptqGC)

64 Hi Jane! hi Ladyl!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 04:34 PM (MVjcR)

65 Congusto catering seems to know what they are doing...!

Posted by: loneranger at December 15, 2019 04:34 PM (Psuwu)

66 >>Another wedding had no alcohol at all, so we just ate.

Yea, that was definitely not my wedding. Some people still haven't sobered up.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 04:34 PM (ZLI7S)

67 {{{Jane D'Oh}}}

{{{Weasel}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 04:35 PM (TdMsT)

68 Thanks for the vid kallisto. I did not pay close enough attention when Gramma made them back in the day.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 04:37 PM (Y4EXg)

69 The gangs all here! How's everyones day? It's snowing like mad and boss said I don't have to come in tomorrow. Woo hoo!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:37 PM (dUJdY)

70 Oh! I forgot! Rev and I had an appetizer only reception too ! Completely slipped my mind.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:37 PM (lwiT4)

71 My fav appy is grilled lambsicles. They are marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar with all the garlic prior to grilling.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 04:37 PM (uDh3k)

72 Who the hell has a wedding with no booze? Oh right my husbands best friend..lmao. No wonder their marriage didn't last.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)

73 They're a type of weasel.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:30 PM (ptqGC)
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We're everywhere!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 04:33 PM

*lurks, waiting*

Posted by: The otters at December 15, 2019 04:38 PM (rBtIz)

74 #twoweeks until cheeseball season. Time to break out my Gram's Damn Good Cheeseball recipe.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 04:38 PM (377Zs)

75 Who the hell has a wedding with no booze?


Baptists.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:39 PM (lwiT4)

76 68 Thanks for the vid kallisto. I did not pay close enough attention when Gramma made them back in the day.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 04:37 PM (Y4EXg)


Anytime, Tonypete.

I'll find the article the local paper did on our parish reno so you can see the results. I do hope there are "before" images. They are dreadful.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 04:39 PM (kD8Fh)

77 Oh! I forgot! Rev and I had an appetizer only reception too ! Completely slipped my mind.
Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:37 PM (lwiT4)


Our first, second, and third official fight was over the damn wedding.

We hit the Justice O' Peace in Henderson and shagged ass to Gatlinburg for the weekend.

Don't regret it. The Judge warmed up to it, once he figured out I was an Engineer and she was a Database Developer. He did a Hell of a job.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:40 PM (bYn+n)

78 Grammie... yes his brides dad was a preacher. She ran around on him 10 years into the marriage.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:40 PM (dUJdY)

79 These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day.

Posted by: Lord Comey at December 15, 2019 04:41 PM (zD38/)

80 Baptists.
Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:39 PM (lwiT4)


Oh, it's there. We ain't constantly going to the parking lot to smoke.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:41 PM (bYn+n)

81 I did every single bit of shopping on Cyber Monday, everything was delivered on time, is wrapped, and under the tree. Have one gift to send to husband's nephew in Jersey City, NJ. For some reason, he prefers I ship his package to his business, instead of his residence. Huh. /s

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:42 PM (ptqGC)

82 Oh good. The pine scented Druid philosopher is here.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 04:43 PM (uDh3k)

83 "...when you begin to plan your second wedding, consider an all-appetizer party."

Lol, that's exactly what we did.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 04:43 PM (uquGJ)

84 will there be a fruitcake thread?

i actually like fruitcake - dense, rich, filled with candied fruits and nuts. any recommendations?

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 04:43 PM (Pg+x7)

85 Jane D'Oh, that sounds like an utterly *miserable* shindig, glad you survived /s.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:43 PM (a4qVe)

86 69 The gangs all here! How's everyones day? It's snowing like mad and boss said I don't have to come in tomorrow. Woo hoo!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:37 PM (dUJdY)


You've got snow? That means we'll get it in a day or two!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 04:43 PM (TdMsT)

87 if this is the dog thread, here are some Akkadian names for puppehs -
twitter.com/Moudhy/status/1206125561757745153

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 04:44 PM (ykYG2)

88 Jane D'oh, did your package arrive?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 04:44 PM (V3fhb)

89 Who the hell has a wedding with no booze? Oh right my husbands best friend..lmao. No wonder their marriage didn't last.


Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)

I've been to more of those than I have had weddings with booze. I was a bridesmaid in one of them and another one was a relative's. They tend to end early, though, so you can go out afterward (which many people do). A couple more only had wine available. As far as I know they're all still married.
One of those weddings I drove 4 hours to attend, and 2 people came along with me. Partway there, out in the middle of nowhere, I told them it was likely going to be an alcohol-free wedding. They were stunned. Turned out to be true, and we did end up a bar afterwards with a few of the groomsmen. There also wasn't a huge wedding cake; they did cupcake displays.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2019 04:44 PM (6ezlu)

90 We went to a no booze wedding several years ago. The bride's father set up a bar out of his car in the parking lot.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:44 PM (ptqGC)

91 She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)

That made me lol. In case anyone is interested, stollen make a good (sweet, of course) French toast bread.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 04:45 PM (uquGJ)

92
75 Who the hell has a wedding with no booze?


Baptists.
Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:39 PM (lwiT4)


My husband and I lived for many years in a rural part of Ohio. At least half of the wedding receptions were alcohol-free (Baptists and Nazarenes).

Didn't bother us a bit.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 04:46 PM (TdMsT)

93 No booze weddings are actually illegal in WI.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 04:46 PM (uDh3k)

94 Oh good. The pine scented Druid philosopher is here.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 04:43 PM (uDh3k)


Point him out. Sounds like a dude I'd like to hear about.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:46 PM (bYn+n)

95 Ben Had! It arrived yesterday! I'm so excited! Plan to get a lil' sumthin in the mail your way tomorrow.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:46 PM (ptqGC)

96 Church ladies made the annual run to Racine yesterday to get Kringle for everyone in church. They have so many flavors now. Next year they are adding cinnamon roll filling.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:47 PM (lwiT4)

97 Most weddings I get to it's open bar, sometimes for 1st hour only.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:47 PM (ZCEU2)

98 when you begin to plan your second wedding
lol, that ship sailed a long time ago

Posted by: Peaches at December 15, 2019 04:47 PM (14URa)

99 Been watching a Korean housewife channel on YouTube and she uses the heck out of an air-fryer/toaster oven thing. Been seeing a bunch of those combined with a rotisserie and saw one at Aldi for $100 so decided to give it a whirl. Now I just need recipes.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 04:47 PM (uquGJ)

100 97 But I, and see others tip the bar tender well.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (ZCEU2)

101 If there'd been no booze at my wedding I don't see how I could have gone through with it.

Oh, you people are talking about the reception?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (gd9RK)

102 Grammie Woodmans carries the official Kringle you don't have to go to Racine

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (a4qVe)

103 Ladyl - probably the Pentecostals too, although I don't believe I've been to a Pentecostal wedding.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (lwiT4)

104 I've got to start baking hostess gifts tomorrow, too. I found a blue cheese and olive cheese straw I'm eager to make.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:49 PM (ptqGC)

105 "Who the hell has a wedding with no booze?
Baptists."

I'm not Baptist but Mrs f'd is, so yeah, no booze.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 04:50 PM (Tnijr)

106 Cheribebe- yeah, I think they like the tradition of going to Racine. They seem to look forward to it.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:50 PM (lwiT4)

107
103 Ladyl - probably the Pentecostals too, although I don't believe I've been to a Pentecostal wedding.
Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (lwiT4)


Grammie--There were a couple of Pentecostal churches there, but I never met a parishioner.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 04:50 PM (TdMsT)

108 I did manage to aggravate my ankle injury yesterday. Bigly. Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:50 PM (ptqGC)

109 But I, and see others tip the bar tender well.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (ZCEU2)


Take care of your bartender and barber - advice I heed.

Anybody that can poison me or cut my throat - yeah, I kiss their ass.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:51 PM (bYn+n)

110 106 gotcha. Girls day trip. Those ladies are stealthy!

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:51 PM (a4qVe)

111 Oh, you people are talking about the reception?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (gd9RK)
If they even remember it, you did it wrong . . .

Posted by: Peaches at December 15, 2019 04:51 PM (14URa)

112 Hi, {{{Ben Had}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 04:51 PM (TdMsT)

113 Mrs928 has begun trying her hand at "street tacos". We had chicken ones this last week. Seasoned grilled chicken chunks with just some onion and Cilantro in a steamed corn tortilla. Light and pleasant.

Hopefully seasoned beef or chorizo ones are also in the works.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2019 04:52 PM (yQpMk)

114 103 Ladyl - probably the Pentecostals too, although I don't believe I've been to a Pentecostal wedding.
Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:48 PM (lwiT4)

The Pentecostal weddings I've been to lately had booze.
My own wedding was alcohol free and, yes, it did last till death did us part.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 04:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

115 No booze weddings are actually illegal in WI.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 04:46

Heh, as it should be at all receptions.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 04:52 PM (Dhht7)

116 All shopping done. A few more errands. Having lasagna for dinner and that is in the freezer. Need to ship work pants grandson wanted and done. Thinking of bruschetta phyllo cups for one of the appetizers. And the perennial little weenies simmered in beer and wrapped in cheese and crescent rolls.

I'm a classy broad.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 04:53 PM (MTxDQ)

117 I've got to start baking hostess gifts tomorrow, too.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:49 PM (ptqGC)


If you can make a home-made Twinkie - well, that's just awesome.

I'd drive to get one of those.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:53 PM (bYn+n)

118 I've never been to a wedding that was all that exciting.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 04:53 PM (NWiLs)

119 I've never been to a wedding that was all that exciting.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 04:53 PM (NWiLs)


I was a best man once. They insisted I make a speech - so it went like this.

"Good luck. I'd tell you what to do - but nobody knows. Good luck, we all really like you."



Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:56 PM (bYn+n)

120 Infidel.. you're ahead of me. Damn.. still have two to get my son and I need to get hubby something else but he's impossible to buy for. I did get a lot wrapping done today though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)

121 I've never been to a wedding that was all that exciting.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 04:53 PM (NWiLs)


You have to be the MOB or MOG to get the full effect. Mother of groom is actually funner. Less responsibility more dancing.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 04:56 PM (lwiT4)

122 Hey everybody. Two notes:

(1), that hot crab fondue recipe sounds pretty good. Think I'll try it.

(2), CBD, gotta agree about appetizers. There's at least a few restaurants over the years where I loved the appetizers far more than the entrees themselves.

This Thursday is my company's Christmas party, at a Long Beach barbecue place, and the boss buys a table full of appetizers for everyone, which we all (including me) enjoy loading up on, rather than ordering anything ourselves. Looking forward to it, though I might go ahead and splurge on some ribs and bbq sausage while I'm there as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 04:57 PM (L2ZTs)

123 We have one final Christmas party Thursday, where the host is grilling meat of some kind. Guests are to bring dishes to share.

Last year I brought gently oven-roasted shrimp in white wine and garlic. I made a lot, and they were hoovered down quickly.

They're super easy, so I'll probably do those again.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 04:57 PM (ptqGC)

124 I want to know how to make those lamb lollipops. We had them at a birthday party, and I had to work real hard to not make a spectacle of myself hanging around the serving trays.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 04:58 PM (87gB3)

125 Is the appetizer the highest form of food?

Maybe.

However, that napoleonish shrimp, is it shrimp, thingy in the lower lefthand corner is way too unwieldy to be a good appetizer.

It does look delicious.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 04:58 PM (HALdu)

126 120 Infidel.. you're ahead of me. Damn.. still have two to get my son and I need to get hubby something else but he's impossible to buy for. I did get a lot wrapping done today though.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)


I still have two small gifts, plus the stocking stuffers to get. All the rest of the stuff is wrapped and organized.

(And I'm hoping to get that item done we were talking about).

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 04:59 PM (TdMsT)

127 One of the fun things about the holidays: Hickory Farms pops up at the malls again for a month or two.

They're good, but it bugs me a bit that it seems all their cheese products aren't really real. The giveaway is in their cutesy names, like "chedd'R."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 04:59 PM (L2ZTs)

128 I love wedding receptions with an open bar, until I got the bill for kidlet's. it was so much fun.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:00 PM (MTxDQ)

129 Oh hell Ladyl.. I still have a few stocking stuffers to get! Blah.. thought I was done with that but I dumped them all out today and not quite enough. The damn dogs stocking is full!! LOL!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:00 PM (dUJdY)

130 I used to make a crab stuffed mushroom cap with cheese that everyone loved. I need to find that recipe.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 05:00 PM (uDh3k)

131 129 Oh hell Ladyl.. I still have a few stocking stuffers to get! Blah.. thought I was done with that but I dumped them all out today and not quite enough. The damn dogs stocking is full!! LOL!
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:00 PM (dUJdY)


Of course the dog comes first! Your pup is precious!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:01 PM (TdMsT)

132 If you are serious about drinking and the person that you are drinking with you start your visit to the bar by tipping the bartender.

The best worst night I ever had was when I started of by tipping the bartender $100. In 90 when $100 was worth something.

By the end of the night he was just giving us stuff. The last thing I remember about the bar was something called a 57 Chevy.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 05:02 PM (HALdu)

133 Infidel, thanks for reminding me:

In about 1998, I attended a Christmas party hosted by my then-boss, who owned our law firm.

Anyway, people went so nucking futs with the free bar, the boss ended up closing it at about 10pm.

AND, we had one of our main attorneys get himself so sick from drinking so much, he was vomiting everywhere. We had to drop him off at the nearest Marriott to dry out. He was humiliated.

Was probably the wildest party I've ever been to.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:02 PM (L2ZTs)

134 Those cocktail weenies look divine.

Posted by: Jerry "Comedy Gold" Nadless at December 15, 2019 05:02 PM (EgshT)

135 I would be afraid of eating a tray of something I found really goodas there probably would be many I didn't like. ( being a no seafood eater)

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 05:02 PM (ZCEU2)

136 Yeah he's pretty cute. He was jumping around in the snow today and a few times he went completely under! Little shit won't go out in the rain but he loves snow.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:04 PM (dUJdY)

137 you would have liked ours. the guy that married us was dressed like a pirate

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 15, 2019 05:04 PM (Lqy/e)

138 96 ... "Church ladies made the annual run to Racine yesterday to get Kringle for everyone in church."

grammie,
Years ago we were in Waukesha for a family gathering. Every morning before daybreak I was sent to the local store to wait for the kringle to be delivered from Racine. I didn't know why until I got there. I was the only one at the house big enough to have a chance at getting enough kringle before all the construction workers stripped the supply. Mind you, everyone was polite. But they were determined. We still laugh about it and make references to locusts in hard hats.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2019 05:05 PM (7EjX1)

139 I like the Napoleonish shrimp, too. I don't care how messy it would be. It would be worth it.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 15, 2019 05:05 PM (S+f+m)

140 I've gotten my Christmas food assignment:

Make-ahead mashed potatoes (I use Pioneer Woman's) and a great been casserole.

I'm making a green been casserole that I discovered years ago--haricot verts with a light Parmesan cheese sauce and water chestnuts, topped with lots of buttered, Parmesan cheese breadcrumbs.

I think I'm also going to bring the crab dip listed up top here.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:05 PM (TdMsT)

141 >>I've never been to a wedding that was all that exciting.

I have to admit mine was a pretty good time. We rented an inn in Vermont for the weekend. We didn't want anyone driving so everyone's keys were confiscated until Sunday. It was basically a 3 day party with a brief time out for a ceremony.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 05:06 PM (ZLI7S)

142 On second thought, it might be Napoleonish smoked salmon. My opinion still holds.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 15, 2019 05:06 PM (S+f+m)

143
136 Yeah he's pretty cute. He was jumping around in the snow today and a few times he went completely under! Little shit won't go out in the rain but he loves snow.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:04 PM (dUJdY)


Did you get a picture?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:06 PM (TdMsT)

144 JTB - those Kringles from Racine have quite the fan club.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 05:06 PM (lwiT4)

145 Infidel.. you're ahead of me. Damn.. still have two to get my son and I need to get hubby something else but he's impossible to buy for. I did get a lot wrapping done today though.
Posted by: Jewells45 at

I sort of cheated. Kidlet wants clothes, so got a Visa gift card. We have, ah, different tastes. Got sil a nice robe from the big and tall shop. Grocery gift certificate and patriot supply food.


Also an extra pan of lasagna to take home. Kidlet is working full time and going to school. This semester she has A's and waiting for the grade on her last paper for the final grade in forth class.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:07 PM (MTxDQ)

146 I'm making a green been casserole that I discovered years ago--haricot
verts with a light Parmesan cheese sauce and water chestnuts, topped
with lots of buttered, Parmesan cheese breadcrumbs.


Green Bean Casserole is proof that, if there is a God, he ain't give up on me yet.

I love that stuff. In many forms.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:07 PM (bYn+n)

147 Autocucumber sure doesn't like the term "green bean."

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:08 PM (TdMsT)

148 Ladyl, hugs right back at ya. I was in the process of taking a hammer and screwdriver to get the damned cork out of the wine bottle. I won.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:08 PM (V3fhb)

149 "Good luck. I'd tell you what to do - but nobody knows. Good luck, we all really like you."



Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:56 PM (bYn+n)

Heh. That's about right.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 05:09 PM (NWiLs)

150 I love that stuff. In many forms.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:07 PM (bYn+n)



Moi aussi!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:09 PM (TdMsT)

151 I was in the process of taking a hammer and screwdriver to get the damned cork out of the wine bottle. I won.

Of course!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:09 PM (dUJdY)

152 148 Ladyl, hugs right back at ya. I was in the process of taking a hammer and screwdriver to get the damned cork out of the wine bottle. I won.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:08 PM (V3fhb)


I'm glad you beat that bottle into submission, Ben Had!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:10 PM (TdMsT)

153 >148 Ladyl, hugs right back at ya. I was in the process of taking a hammer and screwdriver to get the damned cork out of the wine bottle. I won.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05



The highest form of tool usage.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 05:10 PM (uDh3k)

154 Ladyl.. it was so funny. Hubby went out back with a shovel to make a path for him. He ran past my husband straight into the snow. I thought it was so funny I forgot to take a picture.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:11 PM (dUJdY)

155 Autocucumber sure doesn't like the term "green bean."
Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:08 PM (TdMsT)


It ain't had a good one - with a can of mushroom soup, a bunch of those onions on top, and some other stuff mixed in. Broccoli works. Cheddar works in the right proportions.

You gotta' burn the top of the dish - to give it crunch. That's the trick with the onions - and the trick with working in the other stuff as well.

I've never used a butane torch on a dish - but I can see where that would work with Green Bean Casserole.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:11 PM (bYn+n)

156
The highest form of tool usage.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 15, 2019 05:10 PM (uDh3k)


That is master class, right there!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:11 PM (TdMsT)

157 This semester she has A's and waiting for the grade on her last paper for the final grade in forth class.
Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:07 PM


Forth is one of my favorite computer languages. I'm a little surprised they're still teaching it, though.

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 05:11 PM (DMUuz)

158 Crab dip is a wonderful appetizer. My people used every part of the cream cheese.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at December 15, 2019 05:12 PM (gd9RK)

159 154 Ladyl.. it was so funny. Hubby went out back with a shovel to make a path for him. He ran past my husband straight into the snow. I thought it was so funny I forgot to take a picture.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:11 PM (dUJdY)


Your pup is a cutie-patootie!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:12 PM (TdMsT)

160 A simple appetizer that always gets compliments is Rosemary-Parmesan Coins - recipe at https://www.finecooking.com/

Posted by: Lizzy at December 15, 2019 05:12 PM (bDqIh)

161 BenHad....i'll wager that cork is still in the bottle...

Posted by: loneranger at December 15, 2019 05:13 PM (Psuwu)

162 How long have you been sitting on that one? Brooding, waiting for it to hatch?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 04:20 PM


A few days ... I figured the Food Thread was its natural habitat.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 05:13 PM (DMUuz)

163 Gah, Duncan.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:14 PM (MTxDQ)

164

A few days ... I figured the Food Thread was its natural habitat.
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 05:13 PM (DMUuz)


The Bluebell story is really cute!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:14 PM (TdMsT)

165 I was in the process of taking a hammer and screwdriver to get the damned cork out of the wine bottle. I won.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:08 PM

Hi, Ben Had. Would you like me to send you one of those wine cork air pumps? Might be easier.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:15 PM (Dhht7)

166 Got a crock pot full of Buffalo Chicken Pasta going, just need to wait one hour to finish it off.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:15 PM (MTxDQ)

167 Thank you Ladyl. He is pretty darn cute. He's my snuggle buddy and in the summer he watches Royals games with me. He doesn't like football. Too much yelling! lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:16 PM (dUJdY)

168 loneranger, you would lose that wager. I am tool proficient.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:16 PM (V3fhb)

169 I was in the process of taking a hammer and screwdriver to get the damned cork out of the wine bottle. I won.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:08 PM


Slightly surprised you don't have a band-saw in the garage. But I don't judge.

A good jig-saw and vice could have done the trick - but again - you do you.


Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:17 PM (bYn+n)

170 I don't remember who gave me the tiramasu recipe last week, Ladyl or maybe lin-duh, I don't know, thank you. did a test run. Perfect.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:17 PM (MTxDQ)

171
This broccoli recipe is the only one I have made for so many years, I can't remember how long, lol. I'm old, lol.

Broccoli Casserole

1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
4 cups fresh broccoli OR 2 10 ounce packages
frozen broccoli, I use florets
1 cup sliced or diced water chestnuts, drained
2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
about 1 cup crumbled buttery crackers
salt, pepper and any other spices you want to use. Garlic powder is good and a bit of curry powder also. Just do it your way, lol.
-------------------------------------
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
cook broccoli , drain well
blend mayo, sour cream, onion and green pepper in a bowl.
In greased 2 quart casserole dish, layer broccoli, water chestnuts and sour cream mixture.
Cover with cheese top with cracker crumbs.

at this point the casserole can be refrigerated and baked later. Bake about 35-40 minutes.

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

I layer all the broccoli, then water chestnuts then sour cream mixture, then top with cheese and crackers.

I've never mixed it all up, just layered.

easily doubled

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. May 2020 be a great year.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 05:18 PM (PisyI)

172 I can see where a tubing cutter would have been a problem - the neck's not square. Bad idea.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:18 PM (bYn+n)

173 I have 2 pounds of ground turkey thawing. I thought of turkey burgers but...meh.. any ideas?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:19 PM (dUJdY)

174 olddog, Thank You but it only happens every once in a while and I have the remedy down to a science.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:19 PM (V3fhb)

175 I'm not even bothering with dinner tonight.

After church, we skipped coffee hour and rushed over the bridge to SC to an incredible little farm with the most amazing food in their on-site restaurant. Every vegetable is grown right outside the door, the eggs are laid in the hen house next door, etc.

We tried to get there early and beat the Bluffton after-church crowd, but had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated. It was SO worth it. I even hesitate to tell locals here about the place.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:19 PM (ptqGC)

176 a srewdriver and hammer ..... can only drive the cork down unless u have a special trick.
I can get a cork out with just a coat hanger

Posted by: loneranger at December 15, 2019 05:21 PM (Psuwu)

177 Ben Had, D'oh Boy gave me an electric wine bottle opener by Oster several years ago. I love the thing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:21 PM (ptqGC)

178 You know - as I think about it - Dremel with a cutting disc would teach that wine bottle who's in charge in no time.

*makes mental note*

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:21 PM (bYn+n)

179 Hey, I didn't just break the neck off the bottle and hope for the best, did I?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:21 PM (V3fhb)

180 I married a lady with Slovak blood lines. Tradition is a big wedding. Brides parents furnish the food. Wedding beef w/ potatoes and gravy. I had to furnish the booze. Beer and whisky. Damn near broke me.

Posted by: Ronster at December 15, 2019 05:22 PM (Ydtlf)

181 Ben Had, have you considered shooting the top of the wine bottle off? And getting it on video?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:22 PM (ptqGC)

182 177 Ben Had, D'oh Boy gave me an electric wine bottle opener by Oster several years ago. I love the thing.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:21 PM (ptqGC)


I have the Rabbit, and I love it. I open wine for others, not myself...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:22 PM (TdMsT)

183 I have the Rabbit, and I love it. I open wine for others, not myself...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:22 PM (TdMsT)


I had a Rabbit one, but I wore the thing out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:23 PM (ptqGC)

184 Sawz-All would have been a problem - unless you had a really good blade. But I'm thinking Dremel with cutting disc was optimal.

Final answer.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:23 PM (bYn+n)

185 I was going to e-mail CBD and ask him to do an appetizer food thread, but I never got around to it.

I'm psychic....or psychotic. Either or....

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 05:24 PM (cF8AT)

186 Next thing ya know, it'll be corks. Sigh.

Posted by: The Chicken at December 15, 2019 05:24 PM (EgshT)

187 Gonna go sub at 6:00. My stomach is a little off. And I hear this group is really good.

I'd better try to eat a banana...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:25 PM (TdMsT)

188 >>This broccoli recipe is the only one I have made for so many years, I can't remember how long, lol.



Oh, my mom has been making a similar broccoli casserole since the 70's - love it!!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 15, 2019 05:28 PM (bDqIh)

189 Tami,

You are a good-hearted person.

Thank you very much for everything you have done concerning rickl and Reggie.

We made a donation to Toys for Tots and our local group has many volunteer opportunities, which we would not have known about until we made a donation. We will be busy volunteering with them until Christmas.

May your holidays be wonderful.

four seasons

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 05:28 PM (PisyI)

190 Ot Tami as they say good minds think alike

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 05:29 PM (ZCEU2)

191 Re: the eggnog. CBD removed my warning. Don't try to drink more than 16 to 24 ounces depending on your intake capacity. You will regret it.

I also have no idea how he calculated the calories, but that was impressive.

Posted by: TN Deplorable at December 15, 2019 05:29 PM (mgeBd)

192 183 I have the Rabbit, and I love it. I open wine for others, not myself...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 05:22 PM (TdMsT)

I had a Rabbit one, but I wore the thing out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:23 PM (ptqGC)

Wore out your Rabbit, eh?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 05:29 PM (NWiLs)

193 Infidel, ooo! ooo! Recipe please!!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:29 PM (L2ZTs)

194 I do all appetizers for Christmas eve....I'm gonna love this thread.

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 05:30 PM (cF8AT)

195 TN Deplorable, CBD measured the calories using his bunsen burner... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:30 PM (L2ZTs)

196 Ben Had, have you considered shooting the top of the wine bottle off? And getting it on video?

lol.. I'd pay to watch that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:30 PM (dUJdY)

197 My Carroll Shelby chili is such a hit, my sister suggested I make it for Christmas Eve.

Think I'm gonna do so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:31 PM (L2ZTs)

198 For appetizers, bacon wrap lots of small food then bake until crispy - dates, roasted chestnuts, avocado, li'l beef smokies, preboiled baby potatoes. Halve thin sliced bacon, wrap around and secure with toothpick.

For lunch today, I marinated for an hour in dill pickle juice mixed with a little salt, cubed chicken, drained and dried with paper towel, dusted in a little flour, then deep fried until dark golden brown. Copycat Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets that taste exactly like the real thing. Try pounded boneless skinless chicken beast, marinate overnight or at least 2 hours for sandwich.

Posted by: Oggi at December 15, 2019 05:31 PM (Bk5Q+)

199 a gnocchi recipe.

Thanks for the reminder. There's a bunch left in the freezer.

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 05:32 PM (FhXTo)

200 Jewell, I'd do it with a slingshot and a rock!

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:32 PM (V3fhb)

201 I have to admit, a deep fryer is really handy for appetizers.

I really like TGI Friday's frozen cheddar-stuffed jalapeños. The only problem is, they say to fry for 3 minutes, take 'em out and shake 'em, then fry for ANOTHER 3 minutes.

NO. WRONG. Doing so will only result in lots of dripped-out cheese at the bottom of your fry pan. Fry them for JUST the first three minutes and they're perfect.

Also, my blackened ranch dressing recipe makes a great dip for 'em. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:33 PM (L2ZTs)

202 Jewell, I'd do it with a slingshot and a rock!

I bet you would!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:33 PM (dUJdY)

203 Champaign they use a saber

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (ZCEU2)

204 Hi, Tami. Saw you post this morning about update from rickl's sister and Reggie. Thank you for sharing that. Dropped some money in catsbridge.org for Reggie in memory of rickl.

Tami's morning post here:

https://tinyurl.com/rickl-cat-update

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (Dhht7)

205

Cacio e Pepe Puffs

Yields 20 bites

1 (17.3-oz.) pkg. frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
3 1/2 T. Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt
Chopped fresh chives, for topping

Roll pastry sheets into a 12" square on a lightly floured surface and cut into 20 (2") fluted rounds. Place puff pastry sheets on ungreased baking sheets.

Brush rounds evenly with extra-virgin olive oil; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and flaky sea salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped fresh chives and additional Parmesan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (ptqGC)

206 Champagne can be opened with a saber.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (DMUuz)

207 I've inspired myself - I'm going to cut all the vegetables this Christmas with the Dremel. Wife is going to be so thrilled.

Don't tell her. I want it to be a surprise. You're welcome Baby, in advance !!!

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (bYn+n)

208 I have been using a cheese that is like a tortilla. You heat it and can shape it. The garlic/ parmesan is super with a deviled egg stuffing.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:35 PM (V3fhb)

209 Trying to remember the trick freezing the top and cutting it

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

210 Thank you olddog! I missed that this morning. I will be sending some money their way.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 05:36 PM (dUJdY)

211 Tami's morning post here:



https://tinyurl.com/rickl-cat-update



Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (Dhht7)


Thanks for that. I wanted to send something else for rickl, and his kitty is a good choice.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:36 PM (ptqGC)

212 Is the appetizer the highest form of food?
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That's like asking "Is the cocktail party the highest form of party?"

Duh. YES. Both are compact forms with high concentrations of awesome and set limits.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

213 Trying to remember the trick freezing the top and cutting it
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

Wouldn't matter if you had a Dremel. That thing will cut through any vegetable with the right disc.

It's got two speeds. Just like a food processor.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:37 PM (bYn+n)

214 CROW IN A BLANKET ... One of several recipes at crowbusters dot com backslash recipes html

Others include:
... Summer Crow Kabobs
... Country "C" Medallions
... Pan Fried Crow
... Crow Casserole
... Crock Pot Crow
... BBQ Crow
... Crow Bean Roast, and
... The "So good you'll want to slap your mother-in-law" recipe

Thought I'd post this in the Food Thread in case the Horde wants to follow through on this morning's discussion -- putting together an AOS cookbook of crow recipes.

Posted by: Kathy at December 15, 2019 05:39 PM (q7uEm)

215 Kathy, the crow recipes are for the Congressional Dems...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:39 PM (L2ZTs)

216 If you want to be hip, call them small plates. Ate at an Israeli restaurant the last time I was in DC. Sat at the bar with my son and drank a nice red and ate lots of small plates. Humuus with home made pita and little eggplant towers and some kind of cheese with figs....don;t remember everything but signed up for special Jewish Christmas eve menu.

Posted by: sharon at December 15, 2019 05:40 PM (QzF6i)

217 Two of our closest friends do a Christmas Eve open house after early evening church service every year. It's all apps, with a big ham, biscuits, etc.

Imonna take my blue cheese and olive cheese straws this year, and maybe bacon jam.


Then, Christmas morning, after I've made a big breakfast for us and our three students, we slog up to Atlanta to the life coach's non-Christmas cocktail party. I'm required to bring a large cheese and charcuterie board, pickled shrimp, and other things.


And now I'll just try not to think about it until I have to.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:41 PM (ptqGC)

218 smoke meat (beef, piggy, etc or sausage, chopped shrimp, pollo, etc)

dice or mince meat, mix with cream cheese, seasonings to taste, juice (if the spirit moves you)

cut tops of jalapeno peppers (remove seeds for milder heat. also generally, the bigger the pepper the less heat)

pack pepper with cream cheese mix, seal opening with anywhere from a half, to whole slice of bacon and a toothpick.

place on grill or in smoker under lowish heat <300*F

ABT's are ready when the bacon is cooked (and not burnt, you barbarians out there)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 15, 2019 05:41 PM (yODn7)

219 Extremely on topic:

Some national chain restaurant of the Applebees / tgifriday / ocharleys etc style has a commercial on TV advertising unlimited appetizers.

I'm sure it's with purchase of other items, and I'm also certain they'd cut you off fairly early.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 15, 2019 05:41 PM (0GvUH)

220 I have a Dremel Multi-Max which for vegetables would be fine but not cutting glass.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 05:41 PM (ZCEU2)

221 A fun appetizer: Greek salad skewers
I make something similar to this, but use bottled greek salad dressing instead of the oil and oregano mixtur:
https://www.garnishwithlemon.com/greek-salad-skewers/

Posted by: Lizzy at December 15, 2019 05:42 PM (bDqIh)

222 That's like asking "Is the cocktail party the highest form of party?"

Duh. YES. Both are compact forms with high concentrations of awesome and set limits.
Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:36 PM (Dc2NZ)



Not sure the cocktail trumps the bachelor

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 05:42 PM (HALdu)

223 Welcome, Jewells. Do me favor and send your snow to Chicago instead of STL. Have to travel up their this week.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:42 PM (Dhht7)

224 2 pounds of ground turkey thawing. I

Larb Gai

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 05:42 PM (FhXTo)

225 But, seriously, we purchase the Red Lobster biscuit mix to make their biscuits at home. They are quite good.

Or you can use the "drop biscuit" recipe on a box of Bisquick and add cheese and Italian seasoning.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 05:42 PM (qc+VF)

226 Moron Robbie, TGI Fridays in our area was advertising unlimited free appetizers as an entree for quite some time this past year.

I think the catch was that you could do so, but only ONE appetizer per order. So it wasn't a variety of appetizers you'd get; you'd just get plate after plate of potato skins, buffalo tenders, etc etc etc.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:43 PM (L2ZTs)

227 We made a donation to Toys for Tots and our local group has many volunteer opportunities, which we would not have known about until we made a donation. We will be busy volunteering with them until Christmas.

May your holidays be wonderful.


Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 05:28 PM (PisyI)

Oh thank you so much for doing that!

And may your holidays be happy and healthy!

I have a Reggie update I posted this moring. I'll repost it here. Brb...

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 05:43 PM (cF8AT)

228 qdp, the crock pot or tiramasu?

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:43 PM (MTxDQ)

229 Stickyrice ready...?
Larb is great

Posted by: loneranger at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (Psuwu)

230 Hey Bob! Were you looking for a burr grinder for coffee? I have this one, and now it's on sale:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/snobntc

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (0ReGO)

231 Trying to reset the garage door opener. Remote won't close, only open. Didn't work. grrr.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (MTxDQ)

232 Not sure the cocktail trumps the bachelorette
Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 05:42 PM (HALdu)
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That's true. My last cocktail party didn't have limos or gyrating guys in breakaway choker whites.

Lesson learned!

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

233 Infidel, buffalo chicken pasta please!
I love anything buffalo chicken, I admit. When I get serious about my Atkins/keto diet, I'll probably be eating mostly buffalo and Mexican seasoned versions of salmon, chicken and steak.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (L2ZTs)

234 Then, Christmas morning, after I've made a big
breakfast for us and our three students, we slog up to Atlanta to the
life coach's non-Christmas cocktail party. I'm required to bring a large
cheese and charcuterie board, pickled shrimp, and other things.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:41 PM (ptqGC)


Go to Michael's Crafts. Buy poster-board. Two sheets. And some tape. Maybe a Magic Marker, if you don't have it.

Fashion a shallow platter out of that. And don't fuck around. Make the edges sharp and the entire thing sturdy.

Now - draw in marker where all that cheese and whatever the fuck that other word was, and the shrimp, in outline.

Throw that project on the table, and tell that bitch to fill in the blanks. Best life lesson ever.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (bYn+n)

235 204 Hi, Tami. Saw you post this morning about update from rickl's sister and Reggie. Thank you for sharing that. Dropped some money in catsbridge.org for Reggie in memory of rickl.

Tami's morning post here:

https://tinyurl.com/rickl-cat-update

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (Dhht7)

Thanks olddog! Saved me the trouble.

And thank you for your donation! Reggie will be livin' like a king there!

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (cF8AT)

236 Moron Robbie, TGI Fridays in our area was advertising unlimited free appetizers as an entree for quite some time this past year.

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Interesting. I could probably come out ahead with the kids eating nothing but cheese sticks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 15, 2019 05:45 PM (0GvUH)

237 Did someone say Red Lobster?

I admit it's been a long time since I've had their Admiral's Feast. I want it, just wish it weren't so expensive at RL. I know I'll want an appetizer there too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:45 PM (L2ZTs)

238 Larb Gai
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What color is his lightsaber?

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

239 I think the last cocktail party I went to was almost 6 years ago.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

240 Hi, Tami. Saw you post this morning about update from rickl's sister and Reggie. Thank you for sharing that. Dropped some money in catsbridge.org for Reggie in memory of rickl.

Tami's morning post here:

https://tinyurl.com/rickl-cat-update
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (Dhht7)
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Thanks olddog. Just made a donation for Reggie and all the kitties.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 05:46 PM (MVjcR)

241 That's true. My last cocktail party didn't have limos or gyrating guys in breakaway choker whites.

Lesson learned!
Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (Dc2NZ)




In fairness, the cocktail party is much easier to do successfully than the bachelor party.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 05:47 PM (HALdu)

242 I love great appetizers! Restaurants that do "small Plates" are basically doing this. I'm going to do beautiful charcuterie platter for Christmas day with some nice cheeses, cured meats, olives, pate, good honey, candied pecans, pickles, grapes, fig preserves, etc. Put some artisanal crackers and bread on the side.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2019 05:47 PM (UUBmN)

243 And thank you Tami!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 05:48 PM (MVjcR)

244 The cat rescue has a wish list with amazon if anyone would like to donate that way.

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 05:48 PM (R7RsF)

245 We do appetizers and bubbly Christmas Eve. It ends up being more work than a sit-down meal but you can make most things ahead.

Asian meatballs w/snowpea picks (Martha Stewart) is a family favorite.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 05:48 PM (4pMBB)

246 I love great appetizers! Restaurants that do "small Plates" are basically doing this. I'm going to do beautiful charcuterie platter for Christmas day with some nice cheeses, cured meats, olives, pate, good honey, candied pecans, pickles, grapes, fig preserves, etc. Put some artisanal crackers and bread on the side.
Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2019 05:47 PM (UUBmN)



Not to pick nits but aren't appetizers supposed to come pre assembled?

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 05:49 PM (HALdu)

247 242
I love great appetizers! Restaurants that do "small Plates" are
basically doing this. I'm going to do beautiful charcuterie platter for
Christmas day with some nice cheeses, cured meats, olives, pate, good
honey, candied pecans, pickles, grapes, fig preserves, etc. Put some
artisanal crackers and bread on the side.
Can I come to your house, lin-duh?

Posted by: sharon at December 15, 2019 05:50 PM (QzF6i)

248 It's been a while since my last cocktail party too. But I love that it's more fluid, the music can set the beat, and it's fancy without being stuffy.

You know how festivals have those wine and beer glass neck holders? They need to design a classy feedbag to go with evening attire.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

249 Hey Bob! Were you looking for a burr grinder for coffee? I have this one, and now it's on sale:

Yes, that was me. Thank you.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (qc+VF)

250 qdp, shortly, pasta almost done . . . . .

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (MTxDQ)

251 Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (bYn+n)

Lol. Tempting.

I love Christmas so much. It's so depressing, with both my parents gone, that my husband insists we go up to ATL every year and spend the day with all his siblings, none of whom care about the "reason for the season." We go because his 95 y.o. mother is still thriving, and will continue to go for her sake.

One year the life coach (gag) requested I bring...."a showcase cake." Words no one has typed regarding a Christmas night dinner ever.

So I went to Back in the Day Bakery here and bought an absolutely gorgeous buche de noel, made by one the the Days themselves. It was stunning (and not inexpensive).

I was so proud of it, and when we walked in the door and I showed Ms. Life Coach, she frowned and said, "I was hoping for a classic coconut cake. But I guess that will have to do."


Yeesh. Grrrrrr.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (ptqGC)

252 Infidel, thanks. You can also send it to me at QDPSJL at the gmail thingy. Thanks!! I'll make it worth your while somehow...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (L2ZTs)

253 I was so proud of it, and when we walked in the door and I showed Ms. Life Coach, she frowned and said, "I was hoping for a classic coconut cake. But I guess that will have to do."


Yeesh. Grrrrrr.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (ptqGC)

Should've smashed it in her face at that point.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 05:52 PM (NWiLs)

254 I went to PF Chang's last Thursday and ordered only from the appetizer menu. Chang's dry Spare Ribs, Lettuce Wraps and Pork Dumplings. Admittedly more like 3 course meal than appetizers.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 05:52 PM (2DOZq)

255 lin-duh, would you like some red wine cured salami to go with that?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:53 PM (V3fhb)

256 Throat punch. Life coach is begging for it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 15, 2019 05:53 PM (bRntL)

257 >>> 231 Trying to reset the garage door opener. Remote won't close, only open. Didn't work. grrr.
Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 05:44 PM (MTxDQ)

Infidel, is there anything blocking the door sensors, even cobwebs? My garage door decided to freak out the night before Thanksgiving so I ended up leaving it part-way open overnight. When I cleaned up all the fuzz the next morning it finally closed, and it's been fine since.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 15, 2019 05:53 PM (0ReGO)

258 Weasel, you've got mail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:53 PM (ptqGC)

259 Damn somehow I posted on the wrong thread. I'll try again here.

@26Bruce
Where is this German restaurant you speak of? It may be within driving distance of Dixon.

As for appetizers when we're watching something special that lasts awhile, like election night, Jules just makes a bunch of appetizers and we graze all night. Mucho fun and delicious.

One of the best she makes is one of her Grandma's recipes. She took a culinary class in Chicago with mrs. Pope on appetizers. It's called cheese puffs. You put this mixture on rounds of white bread that you cut out before. You mix shredded cheddar cheese, chop't green onion, bacon crumbles, a bit of mayo and a beaten egg. Broil briefly and they're delicious.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 05:54 PM (4lkw3)

260 You know how festivals have those wine and beer
glass neck holders? They need to design a classy feedbag to go with
evening attire.
Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency,
fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:50 PM (Dc2NZ)


I like it - maybe little charms you can leave with your favorite dish ? Which-ever crock-pot of the best cocktail weiners gets a gift-card to Kohls ?

Men can leave the most artisanal, hand-crafted cartridge on the judging table - to be sniffed, viewed, debated, and such.

At the end, we do silent auction for the left-overs. I like it.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:54 PM (bYn+n)

261 Jane, you need to have a classic holiday family throwdown with that bitch. Atomic elbow, folding chair over the head, and a coconut cake to the face.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

262 Larb Gai

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What color is his lightsaber?


Toasted rice brown, careful it'll smoke.

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 05:54 PM (FhXTo)

263 Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 15, 2019 05:53 PM (0ReGO)

Blockage or misaligned. You've diagnosed the issue.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 05:54 PM (2DOZq)

264 >>> 253 I was so proud of it, and when we walked in the door and I showed Ms. Life Coach, she frowned and said, "I was hoping for a classic coconut cake. But I guess that will have to do."


Yeesh. Grrrrrr.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (ptqGC)

Should've smashed it in her face at that point.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 05:52 PM (NWiLs)

LMAO.

I can't think of anything nicer than that to say about "life coach", so...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 15, 2019 05:55 PM (0ReGO)

265 I'd like to go to Red Lobster and just order plates of:

- Mozzarella cheesesticks
- Langostino lobster, artichoke and cheese dip
- Crab-stuffed shrimp rangoon
- Lobster and shrimp roll
- Shrimp pot stickers

...and who cares what they think of me. I'll leave a nice tip. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 05:55 PM (L2ZTs)

266 Some national chain restaurant of the Applebees /
tgifriday / ocharleys etc style has a commercial on TV advertising
unlimited appetizers.



I'm sure it's with purchase of other items, and I'm also certain they'd cut you off fairly early.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 15, 2019 05:41 PM (0GvUH)

TGI Friday's is doing a $12 promotion like that; you have to choose from a set menu of about 6 or so items (all fried, of course), you pay $12 for the first appetizer and then can get "unlimited select refills of your choice" from that same menu. No taking leftovers home, and no sharing (so it's $12 per person). Plus you add tax and tip, and I'm sure they're expecting you'll lay down some money for a drink or two.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2019 05:55 PM (6ezlu)

267 Thanks, CBD for the fake quac tip, have to start making our own. Started my Sunday afternoonish meal with a bowl of cereal, then had some spam spread and Fritos, and will finish with fruitcake. Polish it off with some delicious Kraken. (no leftovers in the fridge, need to cook).

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 05:55 PM (UUkQp)

268

Yeesh. Grrrrrr.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (ptqGC)

++++
This is so funny. I dislike your "Life Coach" sister-in-law so much. And I don't even know the woman.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 15, 2019 05:55 PM (XtntB)

269 I think this is why I love sushi. The ultimate small plate.

Posted by: sharon at December 15, 2019 05:56 PM (QzF6i)

270 Yikes, Jane

Posted by: Lizzy at December 15, 2019 05:56 PM (bDqIh)

271 Unleash the Kraken!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 15, 2019 05:56 PM (bRntL)

272 Ben Had,
I would LOVE some red wine cured salami!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2019 05:57 PM (UUBmN)

273 >>> "I was hoping for a classic coconut cake. But I guess that will have to do."

"You should have asked for a classic coconut cake, then. Try to learn from this experience."

Posted by: fluffy at December 15, 2019 05:57 PM (LP/is)

274 This is so funny. I dislike your "Life Coach" sister-in-law so much. And I don't even know the woman.
Posted by: washrivergal at December 15, 2019 05:55 PM (XtntB)

I'm assuming her coaching success much like the coach of the Washington Generals.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 05:57 PM (2DOZq)

275 I started curing my own capicola and salami's a couple years ago. I kinda layed off curing whole muscles because I just couldn't slice them thin enough by hand or my cheap slicer. Picked up a new one on Amazon from the reviews and holy moly that thing cuts a nice slice. $300 might seem like a lot for occasional use but well worth it to me and way cheaper than the commercial deli slicers. So I'm excited to try making my own prosciutto and bresiola etc. again. My doctor isn't going to like this.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 05:57 PM (K22Va)

276 so, this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjrFx1VBowI

Posted by: Jc Collins at December 15, 2019 05:57 PM (Ok9RO)

277 Jane, you need to have a classic holiday family
throwdown with that bitch. Atomic elbow, folding chair over the head,
and a coconut cake to the face.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency,
fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 05:54 PM (Dc2NZ)


Lol. Her second husband, The Wallet, finally saw the light and filed for divorce while she was on another European jaunt without him. She was stunned.


Here's your first clue bat: You married a former senior partner in one of the largest law firms in the US. He put up with all he could, and then he closed his wallet.
Karma.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:58 PM (ptqGC)

278 https://tinyurl.com/rickl-cat-update
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:34 PM (Dhht7)
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Thanks olddog. Just made a donation for Reggie and all the kitties.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 05:46

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Thanks for that. I wanted to send something else for rickl, and his kitty is a good choice.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019

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

You're welcome. I'm just the messenger. Tami, my fellow Missourian, did all the work. For that we are blessed.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:58 PM (Dhht7)

279 lin-duh, with the black pepper crust or without?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 05:59 PM (V3fhb)

280 Yeesh. Grrrrrr.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:51 PM (ptqGC)


This is - in no small part - my fault.

Charlotte is not THAT far away. And I was putting plans together for the Kentucky game. But, Dad can't go. Bummer.

But, from there, would have been a hop skip and jump from your favorite constantly incognito poster to show up and hob the knob with the D'Oh clan on New Year's Day.

And that shit would have been classic. Sorry. My bad.


Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 05:59 PM (bYn+n)

281 bah, humbug

Posted by: The Life Coach at December 15, 2019 05:59 PM (EgshT)

282 I wish I could be referred to as The Wallet , whether as an insult or not.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 05:59 PM (2DOZq)

283 I'm just the messenger. Tami, my fellow Missourian, did all the work. For that we are blessed.





Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 05:58 PM (Dhht7)


I know. She was the "banker" for the food donation $$. She's a dear.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (ptqGC)

284 I love appetizers. They can be a real pain to make though, especially if you are making them for a large crowd. It helps to have a lot of help (read: kids) when you're making them.

Just got here and I can't wait to see what you all have come up with!

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (/669Q)

285 I'd be damned if I would let a member of my wifes family do that to me or my wife on Cristmas or any other time. Life is too short for that shit. Bitch would have been wearing that cake.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (KP5rU)

286 Easy Andy, just change your nic :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (L2ZTs)

287 From a previous thread:
"But there are plenty of crappy "natural" or "organic" wines that taste like spoiled grape juice filtered through a hobo's sock"

But it's only "natural" if the hobo sock is made from organic, unbleached cotton, and not washed with phosphates. (The last part is the easiest, naturally.)

Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (7hcwx)

288 Deviled eggs. Hard boil two dozen eggs. Peel, cool, and slice in half. Scoop out 1/3 of the cooked yolks and place in a bowl with mayo and prepared hot mustard like Colemans. The next 1/3, place in a bowl with mayo and cooked bacon bits. For the final third, place in a bowl with mayo, crushed garlic, and black pepper. Dust all with a fair amount of paprika.

Posted by: Joe Kidd at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (5WpEK)

289 Infidel, is there anything blocking the door sensors, even cobwebs?

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I had that happen once. It was something directly on the electric eye. A bit of a leaf in a cobweb or the like.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 15, 2019 06:01 PM (0GvUH)

290 Joe Kidd, sounds great. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:01 PM (L2ZTs)

291 Jane seriously.. how do you put up with that insufferable woman?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 06:02 PM (dUJdY)

292 Posted by: Joe Kidd at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (5WpEK)

Deviled Eggs are my downfall. I don't know when to stop. They're like potato chips to me.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 06:02 PM (2DOZq)

293 The other funny thing about the appetizers n the photo at the top is that no matter how big a snob you are about anything everyone eats the pig in a blanket.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 06:02 PM (HALdu)

294 Deviled Eggs are my downfall. I don't know when to stop. They're like potato chips to me.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 06:02 PM (2DOZq)




That could get ugly.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 06:03 PM (HALdu)

295 Question on sour cream - it was turning pink so I just tossed it, am I going to get yelled at?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 06:03 PM (ZCEU2)

296 258 Weasel, you've got mail.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 05:53 PM (ptqGC)
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Got it! Holy crap!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:04 PM (MVjcR)

297 We made pigs in a blanket with homemade biscuit dough once. Tasty but not worth the effort.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 15, 2019 06:04 PM (0GvUH)

298 bah, humbug


Posted by: The Life Coach at December 15, 2019 05:59 PM


*points (middle) finger at you*

Posted by: The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come at December 15, 2019 06:04 PM (rBtIz)

299 Question on sour cream - it was turning pink so I just tossed it, am I going to get yelled at?

It was reaching critical mass.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 15, 2019 06:04 PM (EgshT)

300 Question on sour cream - it was turning pink so I just tossed it, am I going to get yelled at?
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 06:03 PM (ZCEU2)




overhand or underhand?

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 06:04 PM (HALdu)

301 Skip,

Not by me, lol

I would do the same thing

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 06:04 PM (PisyI)

302 Life is too short for that shit. Bitch would have been wearing that cake.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (KP5rU)


Me too.

But - people roll different. And Jane and Mr. D'Oh run good, from what I can tell. It's tough though, ain't it - seeing that kind of stuff and not stepping in.

I've spent quite some time learning that what's good for me aint' good for everyone else - including people I like.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 06:05 PM (bYn+n)

303 295
Question on sour cream - it was turning pink so I just tossed it, am I going to get yelled at?

Maybe, for not tossing it 2 weeks ago?

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 06:06 PM (K22Va)

304 One appetizer I like to make for myself for dinner often, is just good ol' cocktail shrimp with some dips.

Get about a half-pound of shrimp and it can be reasonably filling, especially with some chips on the side. Easy, quick and de-lish.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:06 PM (L2ZTs)

305 Jane seriously.. how do you put up with that insufferable woman?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 06:02 PM (dUJdY)


It's been going on since D'oh and I were dating, and nearly 34 years of marriage. Sadly, she kind of inherited the meanness, if you know what I mean. The women in that family are.....difficult.

Anyhow, I finally came to realize she's just an unhappy person. The most important things in her life, aside from her two grown children, are money, "things," and travel.


I just constantly remind myself of that. And drink wine.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:06 PM (ptqGC)

306 A pink skin or a pink sheen. Skin, toss it. Sheen is a delicacy in many parts of Asia.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 15, 2019 06:06 PM (0GvUH)

307 Kobe beef strips wrapped in an artisan peppered bread wrap.

Rich Cow in a Mink

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (2DOZq)

308 Just got here and I can't wait to see what you all have come up with!



Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM


I used to be able to get marinated grilled asparagus at BJ's. I'd cut them in thirds, and wrap about 3 stalks in a narrow piece of prosciutto. Drizzle the whole tray with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon zest and scatter a few broken up chive flowers. Always a major hit.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (rBtIz)

309 Jane, I can't believe your SIL asked you to bring a "show-stopper cake" - so rude. But from what you've said about her I guess she doesn't know the difference.

Next time bring the equivalent of a Charlie Brown tree. A plain-looking cake, that actually tastes delicious. Like a good pound cake.

Or, bring a coconut cream pie and throw it in her face. One or the other.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (/669Q)

310 qdp, no need. You have already done much for me. Get your pencil-

In 7 qt. slow cooker

2 cans creme of chicken soup
1 finely chopped onion
1 C buffalo wing sauce (I use Frank's)
2 1/2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken, cut into bit size pieces
S and P and garlic powder to taste.

Mix in pot and cook 3 3 to 4 hours on high until chicken is cooked.

Cook 1 lb. penne pasta and drain.

Turn off cooker, add 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup ranch dressing and 16 oz. sour creme.


Stir and pig out. Great for to go lunches and freezes ok.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (MTxDQ)

311 302; very true, Clayton. I'll never have the class of R. and Mrs. D'oh. Oh well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (KP5rU)

312 Jane you have the right perspective on it. She really does sound very unhappy.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (dUJdY)

313 Oh, I'll be making my Charleston Pickled Shrimp.

It's in The Cookbook. Three times!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (ptqGC)

314 Infidel, thanks!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (L2ZTs)

315 Sneering at a Buche de Noel is crazy. It's the most festive holiday cake there is. I've made them before, they are labor intensive. (First one was a total disaster then I got the hang of it.)

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (4pMBB)

316 I used to be able to get marinated grilled asparagus at BJ's. I'd cut them in thirds, and wrap about 3 stalks in a narrow piece of prosciutto. Drizzle the whole tray with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon zest and scatter a few broken up chive flowers. Always a major hit.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (rBtIz)
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Oooooooooooooooh. *chef kiss*

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (/669Q)

317 Oh, I'll be making my Charleston Pickled Shrimp.

It's in The Cookbook. Three times!


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM


I keep telling myself I have to try those for a summer party. They sound great.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:09 PM (rBtIz)

318 I'm making this recipe for dinner tonight. It's a little labor intensive but easy and tasty.

https://tinyurl.com/vpuzcao

(ignore the horrible picture someone submitted)

The stuffing for that recipe also makes a kickass dip. Hot or cold. Throw some crumbled bacon in and it would be even better.

I've made these before on Christmas eve and they're yummy. I'm sure you can use ground beef instead of turkey if you want. Hubby is allergic to beef so I use turkey.

Blackberry Turkey Meatballs
(I know they sound strange but they are good!)

https://tinyurl.com/wep5j9e

I'll also do toasted ravioli, buffalo chicken dip, chicken spiedini, sundried tomato and pesto dip, artichoke dip, shrimp, mushroom puffs, salmon parmesan cups and whatever else strikes my fancy.




Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:09 PM (cF8AT)

319 It's in The Cookbook. Three times!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (ptqGC)
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We wanted to be sure everyone saw it!

Or else we had a lousy editor.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:09 PM (/669Q)

320 I found an amaretto pound cake the other day. It didn't last very long, should have bought 2.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM (V3fhb)

321 Oooooooooooooooh. *chef kiss*





Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM


*inclines head graciously*

I just can't find those asparagus anymore. I might have to try making some of my own.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM (rBtIz)

322 Sorry, had an issue with num lk.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM (MTxDQ)

323 Or, bring a coconut cream pie and throw it in her face. One or the other.



Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (/669Q)


I'd need someone to video it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM (ptqGC)

324 313 Oh, I'll be making my Charleston Pickled Shrimp.

It's in The Cookbook. Three times!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (ptqGC)
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It's just that good!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM (MVjcR)

325 Jane, I'd volunteer to do the video if I didn't live so far away :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM (L2ZTs)

326 Forth is one of my favorite computer languages. I'm a little surprised they're still teaching it, though.

;-)
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 05:11 PM (DMUuz


Is that related to Fortran?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:11 PM (87gB3)

327 I've become Chinese this week. Off to nuke left over Chinese take out for dinner.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 15, 2019 06:11 PM (2DOZq)

328 It's in The Cookbook. Three times!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (ptqGC)

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It's just that good!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM


You and bluebell are fooling no one, Weasel..

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:12 PM (rBtIz)

329 Did get a talk about wasteful food so wasn't sure

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 06:12 PM (ZCEU2)

330 Easy Andy, my neighborhood is finally getting a Panda Express soon. My sister and her kids can't wait.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:12 PM (L2ZTs)

331 qdpsteve, I like to make a red sauce (traditional cocktail sauce jazzed up a bit) and a green sauce ( Green Goddess sauce) for shrimp during the holidays.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:13 PM (4pMBB)

332 328 It's in The Cookbook. Three times!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (ptqGC)

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It's just that good!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:10 PM

You and bluebell are fooling no one, Weasel..
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:12 PM (rBtIz)
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OK. Mistakes were made.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:13 PM (MVjcR)

333 JuJuBee, sounds de-lish.
I like to make my own cocktail sauce too, loaded with horseradish.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:13 PM (L2ZTs)

334 314 Infidel, thanks!!!
Posted by: {{{qdpsteve}}} at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (L2ZTs)

Of course, my daling.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 06:14 PM (MTxDQ)

335 Panda express is gross

Posted by: four seasons at December 15, 2019 06:14 PM (PisyI)

336 Also PSA

Peanut butter Chex cereal is pretty good.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 15, 2019 06:14 PM (0GvUH)

337 I got married in July 2018, and I catered my own wedding.(I don't recommend this approach, even as an experienced caterer it was a massive undertaking to do it as the bride.) But we did the appetizer and dessert bar. Swedish meatballs, tiny barbecue sandwiches with chicken or pork, cheese, fruit, and veggie trays, various spreads and dips for all manner of crunchables. Wedding cake in three flavors, grooms cake in two, mini eclairs and tarts and a cookie assortment. Slaws and three kinds of potato salad. My mother made her devilled eggs...we fed about 75 people, and I didn't spot any plates going back with food still on. I've done
Multicourse meals for other people's weddings that wasted more food. I think the appetizer gnosh just works better at such events, promotes milling about, drinking, snacking, and socializing.

Posted by: Missi Lotze at December 15, 2019 06:14 PM (EekYe)

338 four seasons, kinda.
I've seen Panda Express locations that were nasty, and others that were very nice and clean.
IMHO they're great for a quick cheap Chinese fix. When you want better, there's always PF Chang's or PeiWei.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 06:15 PM (L2ZTs)

339 The pickled shrimp are super easy, and you actually make them really early in the day, or like I do -- the night before.


Use good quality large shrimp. I double the recipe, and they disappear like mad.

Last year, for something different to take to a couple's dinner (that we're going to again this week), I did an oven roasted recipe with garlic, white wine, and lemon. It only takes a few minutes.

Similar to Ben Had's recipe from the TX MoMe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:15 PM (ptqGC)

340 Eggnog pound cake is yummy on Christmas morning. I use a pound cake mix, turns out great and smells heavenly when it's baking.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:15 PM (4pMBB)

341 Posted by: Missi Lotze at December 15, 2019 06:14 PM (EekYe)

OMG...you catered your own wedding? I'd have been a hot mess doing that.

I've said it here before...I could live on appetizers.

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:17 PM (cF8AT)

342 I have Beef and Guinness stew on the stove. Smells heavenly. My sister is worried about the parsnips and turnips in the stew. I've told her they are good in stews and soups and since she likes every other kind of root veggie, she'll like them. I hope that's true. She's more wary of trying new foods than I am.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at December 15, 2019 06:17 PM (d6Ksn)

343
I've said it here before...I could live on appetizers.

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:17 PM (cF8AT)


I could, too! I've been known to make a meal out of a couple of apps in a restaurant.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:17 PM (ptqGC)

344 The pickled shrimp are super easy, and you actually make them really early in the day, or like I do -- the night before.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:15 PM (ptqGC)

Sounds great!


You should have submitted that recipe for the cookbook...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2019 06:18 PM (wYseH)

345 344 The pickled shrimp are super easy, and you actually make them really early in the day, or like I do -- the night before.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:15 PM (ptqGC)

Sounds great!


You should have submitted that recipe for the cookbook...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2019 06:18 PM (wYseH)
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Once.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:18 PM (MVjcR)

346 You should have submitted that recipe for the cookbook...


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2019 06:18 PM (wYseH)


Three times!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:18 PM (ptqGC)

347 In the great state of Texas-

Fake guacamole is usually made with green peas run through a blender.

It used to appear mostly during winter.

The perpetrators when found out were taken outside and hung by the neck until dead.

We take our guac seriously hereabouts, y'all.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 06:19 PM (9X624)

348 Ben Had, if you're still here, our local oyster purveyor sold us some incredible Texas oysters for my husband's club's oyster roast yesterday.


We also had some great Chesapeake ones, and sweet little May River oysters from SC.

I'm oystered-out for right now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:21 PM (ptqGC)

349 Egg nog pound cake?


Oh, snap. You can't drop that without the recipe.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 06:21 PM (MTxDQ)

350 I could, too! I've been known to make a meal out of a couple of apps in a restaurant.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:17 PM (ptqGC)

Yep, me too.

I might do your pickled shrimp for Christmas eve.

I've also made this before on Christmas eve...

Rao's Seafood Salad

https://tinyurl.com/u8d22fg

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:21 PM (cF8AT)

351 OK. Mistakes were made.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:13 PM (MVjcR)
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But there was no bad intent.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:24 PM (/669Q)

352 That Seafood Salad looks good.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 06:25 PM (K22Va)

353 351 OK. Mistakes were made.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:13 PM (MVjcR)
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But there was no bad intent.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:24 PM (/669Q)


I thought it was a "duplicate post" joke.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:26 PM (87gB3)

354 Wedding cake in three flavors, grooms cake in two
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You have my attention.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:26 PM (/669Q)

355 I go some preserved duck egg yolks (look like little orange balls and has texture of plastic) because they're high in fat. As stated, the texture is like plastic and the taste is mild/bland. Any ideas for what to do with them?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (uquGJ)

356 I thought it was a "duplicate post" joke.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:26 PM (87gB3)
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It was! It was! It was!

Wasn't it, Weasel?!

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (/669Q)

357 Jane, hopefully we will be able to have the oysters for next years MoMe.
I'll be sure to have some shrimp on hand for bluebell.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (oigoJ)

358 I bet Life Coach hasn't had a recipe in a published cookbook, let alone the same one three times.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (6ezlu)

359 I go some preserved duck egg yolks (look like little orange balls and has texture of plastic) because they're high in fat. As stated, the texture is like plastic and the taste is mild/bland. Any ideas for what to do with them?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (uquGJ)
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Do you have a ping-pong table?

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (/669Q)

360 I can be as pompous and snooty about food as anyone, but in my heart of hearts, my favorite appetizer is probably pigs-in-a-blanket with brown deli mustard.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2019 06:28 PM (wYseH)

361 So, last weekend, I used Paul Prudhomme's Egg Fu Young recipe.

Very tasty by the way - loaded up mostly with shrimp and crabmeat, which turned a low cost meal into a semi-expensive one, but oh...so...good.

Bu-u-u-ut, my quest is to make something more like what my Mom used to make, which mostly involved veggies,

so I smashed together two recipes:

One by Rachael Ray, of all people that looked somewhat similar to Mom's and one by someone else online.

RR's stuck very close to the mostly veggies principle and used pork. I added some shrimp and Chinese seasoning from the other cook, and some water chestnuts and bamboo s[ports cuz Mi Madre always used those.

RR's gravy, had hot sauce which I threw out and I added more ginger. It came very close3 to Mom's sauce.

Fun Fact - RR's EFY makes a good breakfast omelet and pairs nicely with sausage should you be so inclined on the day after.

The hunt continues!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 06:28 PM (9X624)

362 dartist @ 303, we must ask this question. Does food in a fridge actually 'spoil'? I am running an experiment tomorrow, on a 4-day old sammich, which I intend to eat for midday meal tomorrow at work. Now this ain't no typical sammich. It's a Mrs. E special, baloney, crunchy peanut butter, and mayo on oatnut bread, which she made last Tuesday night to eat on her stand, and brought back home. I will issue a complete report tomorrow night. If I'm not in the ER.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 06:29 PM (UUkQp)

363 351 OK. Mistakes were made.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:13 PM (MVjcR)
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But there was no bad intent.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:24 PM (/669Q)
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Find out in my tell all cookbook memoir " Behind The Apron: The Making of The Deplorable Gourmet"!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:29 PM (MVjcR)

364 Irrelevant observation but hockey moms drink beer, not wine.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2019 06:30 PM (n1yOz)

365 Just got home from a very late lunch/early dinner at our favorite Asian restaurant.
They have both Japanese and Chinese menus. And they have the best Crab Rangoon I have ever tasted.
Pages of sushi and sashimi and maki..

Pork Gyoza ( a Japanese pot sticker kind of thing) and tempura shrimp and veggies is how we started tonight. I swear I could just make the whole meal out of appetizers.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 15, 2019 06:30 PM (CjFDo)

366 Another easy appetizer: Pan-fried Kielbasa slices (just slice them about a 1/4 inch thick and throw them in a frying pan). Toothpicks recommended. My family used to even eat them for dinner.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2019 06:30 PM (6ezlu)

367 356 I thought it was a "duplicate post" joke.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:26 PM (87gB3)
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It was! It was! It was!

Wasn't it, Weasel?!
Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (/669Q)
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YES! Someone finally figured it out! Congratulations Emmie!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:30 PM (MVjcR)

368 Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 06:28 PM (9X624)

Just started making egg foo young. Very keto friendly and fairly quick for hot breakfasts. Inspector really likes his with horseradish mayonnaise on top.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 06:31 PM (uquGJ)

369 Weasel, I'd like 20 copies please.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 06:31 PM (oigoJ)

370 YES! Someone finally figured it out! Congratulations Emmie!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:30 PM (MVjcR)
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We really should have ended one recipe with the last line in italics and let it run on to the whole next two recipes. Just for verisimilitude.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:31 PM (/669Q)

371 360 I can be as pompous and snooty about food as anyone, but in my heart of hearts, my favorite appetizer is probably pigs-in-a-blanket with brown deli mustard.

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I like to do the ones with the cheese in the little weenies. Cut the crescents on half and roll up.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 06:32 PM (MTxDQ)

372 I thought it was a "duplicate post" joke.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:26 PM (87gB3)
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It was! It was! It was!

Wasn't it, Weasel?!
Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM

Uh huh....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:32 PM (rBtIz)

373 Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 06:07 PM (KP5rU)

It's all relative, Chief. I believe this. People like them need people like us - who need people like them. Who know and appreciate people like us.

It's a friggin' circle when it works. They got class, but they appreciate junk yard dogs like us. That's the only way it sustains.

A place for every man, and every man in his place ? Sure - but only when a man picks his place. Not when he's told his place.

We like our place - we picked it, you and I. That's what some don't, or won't, understand.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 06:32 PM (kGj75)

374 370 YES! Someone finally figured it out! Congratulations Emmie!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:30 PM (MVjcR)
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We really should have ended one recipe with the last line in italics and let it run on to the whole next two recipes. Just for verisimilitude.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:31 PM (/669Q)
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Ha!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:32 PM (MVjcR)

375 Going to try a high temp brisket smoke this week. Not sure how it will turn out but the BBQ comp guys are all starting to experiment with higher temps for brisket and getting good results. 300 degrees is what they are messing around with now and getting a good brisket in about 6 hours.


I bought a trimmed one on sale at Krogers for $1.77 a pound so it won't be a huge expensive mistake if I screw it up.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (JUOKG)

376 JuJuBee @ 333, you do realize that pandas are an endangered species?

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (UUkQp)

377 Southern Living Eggnog Pound Cake

One 16 oz. box pound cake mix
1 1/4 cups eggnog
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp.freaky grated nutmeg
1/122 tsp. Vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Beat all ingredients with an electric mixer until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

There you go infidel!

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (4pMBB)

378 Rao's Seafood Salad



https://tinyurl.com/u8d22fg

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:21 PM (cF8AT)


Thanks, Tami! I just printed it. *now I wonder if it's in Rao's cookbook, which I have*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (ptqGC)

379 >>We really should have ended one recipe with the last line in italics and
let it run on to the whole next two recipes. Just for verisimilitude


Ha! And one in a continuous gray box, text centered .

Posted by: Lizzy at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (bDqIh)

380 1/2 tsp.freaky grated nutmeg
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I am intrigued.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (/669Q)

381 369 Weasel, I'd like 20 copies please.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 06:31 PM (oigoJ)
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Of course!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (MVjcR)

382 Umm, that should be freshly not freaky.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:34 PM (4pMBB)

383 Darn.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:34 PM (/669Q)

384 352 That Seafood Salad looks good.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 06:25 PM (K22Va)

It was...or so I was told...I can't eat shellfish. But hubby and a friend of my son's wouldn't stop eating it.

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:34 PM (cF8AT)

385 Yesterday, the younguns and I one again started the grand tradition of Christmas Lebkuchen.

We made the dough yesterday, which is a bit of an ordeal. Cuz it needs to be left overnight.

Today we cooked the cookies and tomorrow(?) we will ice them.

Both the dough and icing are very finicky beasts indeed which makes the Lebkuchen Experience more Art than Cookery.

Still, a grand family tradition.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 06:34 PM (9X624)

386 Ooo...egg nog pound cake...maybe doused with a good dark rum and a dollop of vanilla ice cream....

Posted by: Joe Kidd at December 15, 2019 06:35 PM (5WpEK)

387 Jane D'Oh, your "life coach" SIL must do a terrible job by her clients if that's how she treats family. What does she (literally) bring to the table at these 'feasts?" The silverware?

Next time she says "I was hoping for...." instead of "Thank you" when you bring your treats, try saying "I was hoping for a welcoming smile and a 'thank you" from a gracious hostess, but you'll have to do."

Posted by: vivi at December 15, 2019 06:35 PM (11H2y)

388 We really should have ended one recipe with the last line in italics and let it run on to the whole next two recipes. Just for verisimilitude.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:31 PM

That would have been epic!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 06:35 PM (rBtIz)

389 And nobody has said shit yet about hamburger gravy served on Wonder Bread hand-fed into an authentic, old school toaster with scrambled eggs and a garnish of A1.

I don't even know you people.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 06:36 PM (kGj75)

390 Good Lord, that should be 1/2 tsp. Vanilla.

I don't add the nutmeg, I don't care for it.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:36 PM (4pMBB)

391 379 >>We really should have ended one recipe with the last line in italics and
let it run on to the whole next two recipes. Just for verisimilitude


Ha! And one in a continuous gray box, text centered .
Posted by: Lizzy at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM (bDqIh)


Yep. Just like our home on the web!

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:36 PM (87gB3)

392 Oh! I just remembered. Someone brought a delicious app to the oyster roast:

It was little pepperoni slices pressed into mini muffin cups, and filled with some sort of amazing cheesy goodness. I only got one before they were all inhaled.

I never did find out who brought it, so I could get the recipe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:36 PM (ptqGC)

393 Next time she says "I was hoping for...." instead of "Thank you" when you bring your treats, try saying "I was hoping for a welcoming smile and a 'thank you" from a gracious hostess, but you'll have to do."



Oh that's good.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 06:36 PM (lwiT4)

394 362
dartist @ 303, we must ask this question. Does food in a fridge actually
'spoil'? I am running an experiment tomorrow, on a 4-day old sammich,
which I intend to eat for midday meal tomorrow at work. Now this ain't
no typical sammich. It's a Mrs. E special, baloney, crunchy peanut
butter, and mayo on oatnut bread, which she made last Tuesday night to
eat on her stand, and brought back home. I will issue a complete report
tomorrow night. If I'm not in the ER.

Lol, you'll be just fine. The boloney is cured and the rest will last in the fridge for years! Just check for green on the meat and I think you'll be eating a heathy, nourishing meal tomorrow. Sour cream that turned pink is another thing altogether.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 06:37 PM (K22Va)

395 I go some preserved duck egg yolks (look like little
orange balls and has texture of plastic) because they're high in fat.
As stated, the texture is like plastic and the taste is mild/bland. Any
ideas for what to do with them?


Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (uquGJ)


Hmm. Let me brood on this a bit.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 06:38 PM (1glZx)

396
That's good news about Reggie.

I paypal'd money to Ace, and some for Reggie. For Christmas.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 06:38 PM (hDHPO)

397 Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 06:28 PM (9X624)

Just started making egg foo young. Very keto friendly and fairly quick for hot breakfasts. Inspector really likes his with horseradish mayonnaise on top.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 06:31 PM (uquGJ)


That sounds delish. I'll have to try that.

Since Egg Fu Young lives in the same neighborhood as okonomiyaki,

I tried Okonomiyaki sauce and mayo on part of my EFY.

That also worked really well. As did Bulldog Sauce.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 06:38 PM (9X624)

398 She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)
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Ha ha ha! Just saw this now. Oh Dunc, you sleigh me.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:38 PM (/669Q)

399 >>Next time she says "I was hoping for...." instead of "Thank you" when
you bring your treats, try saying "I was hoping for a welcoming smile
and a 'thank you" from a gracious hostess, but you'll have to do."

Perfect!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 15, 2019 06:39 PM (bDqIh)

400 Congratulations Emmie!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:30 PM (MVjcR)


*curtsies*

Thank you, sir!

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:39 PM (87gB3)

401
Speaking of gravy, what's the best instant gravy or Already-Made gravy?

In fact, forget the instant gravy.
What's the best already-made gravy?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 06:39 PM (hDHPO)

402 Jane het

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:40 PM (4pMBB)

403 You da man, Clayton. Nailed it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 06:41 PM (KP5rU)

404 great state of Texas-
Fake guacamole is usually made with green peas run through a blender.


If only.

Posted by: Mrs O'Rourke at December 15, 2019 06:41 PM (ykYG2)

405 I go some preserved duck egg yolks (look like little

orange balls and has texture of plastic) because they're high in fat.

As stated, the texture is like plastic and the taste is mild/bland. Any

ideas for what to do with them?


Yeah - binder for the world's best meatloaf. But you'll have to drain it afterwards.

Throw some bacon, sausage, whatever in there - it'll stick. Sure - you may go to County that night, but screw it. YOLO !!!

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 06:41 PM (kGj75)

406 Southern Living Eggnog Pound Cake

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:33 PM

------

Recipe can't be right. I didn't see any bourbon in it.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 06:41 PM (Dhht7)

407 401; That's a question for Nadler. He sweats gravy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (KP5rU)

408

Incidentally, I'll be keeping an eye on that Cat Bridge website for a pic of Reggie.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (hDHPO)

409 Update

My brother in law passed early this morning. They removed the ventilator and started morphine to ease his discomfort. He fought MS for nearly 30 years. Rest easy Ron.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)

410 Getting behind the controls of the new sleigh, I
looked around, and then asked "How does this work? The accelerator is
made of raisins, the brake is made of marzipan, and the gearstick is a
lump of sweet dough."



She replied "Just drive it like it's stollen."



Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 15, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)



IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE ALL PANATTONE ARE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 06:43 PM (1glZx)

411 My sympathy usntakim.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 06:43 PM (KP5rU)

412 Jane I have a recipe using pepperoni (in mini muffin tins) as the base with a ricotta-parmesan-spinach-mushroom filling.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (4pMBB)

413 355 I go some preserved duck egg yolks (look like little orange balls and has texture of plastic) because they're high in fat. As stated, the texture is like plastic and the taste is mild/bland. Any ideas for what to do with them?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (uquGJ)


I've mostly seen them used as a coating on shrimp dishes and bitter melon dishes. I think a search for "prawns with egg yolk" or similar would turn them up.

Posted by: Splunge at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (dOV9E)

414 The egg nog recipe is the one made famous by Dr. Rebecca Lancefield.

Lancefield (1895-1981) was the Rockefeller Univ. microbiologist who classified the Streptococci into groups.

If you ever heard of "Group A strep throat"
or "Group B strep" screening during pregnancy...
those are the Lancefield Groups.

She famously made the eggnog every year, and served it at the Christmas party at RU.

her many students spread the recipe far and wide,
to microbiology departments around the world, the WHO, the NIH, etc.

What's missing in the recipe linked above is that it is to be made 2-3 weeks in advance, and stored in the fridge until Christmas.

Lancefield was a world renowned scientist,
and her eggnog has been a tradition for 100 years.

I first had it in graduate school, in 1985, made by a professor who got the recipe from 'Becca during WWII.

Posted by: retropox at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (Vv3xs)

415 375
Going to try a high temp brisket smoke this week. Not sure how it will
turn out but the BBQ comp guys are all starting to experiment with
higher temps for brisket and getting good results. 300 degrees is what
they are messing around with now and getting a good brisket in about 6
hours.

I hope you post the results in a thread I'm in. I have a grass fed brisket I don't want to mess up but can't get up the energy to tend it for 10-11 hours. That's a lot of beer.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (K22Va)

416 Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)



I'm so sorry to hear this. God be with you and yours.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (lwiT4)

417 Thank you JuJuBee. Just a little rum,

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (MTxDQ)

418
Sorry, usntakim.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (hDHPO)

419 409 Update

My brother in law passed early this morning. They removed the ventilator and started morphine to ease his discomfort. He fought MS for nearly 30 years. Rest easy Ron.
Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)


My condolences, usntakim. May your family experience God's comforting presence.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (87gB3)

420 Hockey moms are kind of cute

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (n1yOz)

421 Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)

I'm sorry, man.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 06:45 PM (NWiLs)

422 My brother in law passed early this morning. They removed the ventilator and started morphine to ease his discomfort. He fought MS for nearly 30 years. Rest easy Ron.
Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)
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I'm so sorry. May he rest in peace. He suffered an awful long time.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:45 PM (/669Q)

423 UsnTakim, prayers for him and his

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 06:46 PM (ykYG2)

424 Watching a stripper on the way is kind of an appetizer, when you think about it.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2019 06:46 PM (n1yOz)

425 Condolences usntakim.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:46 PM (MVjcR)

426 Jane I have a recipe using pepperoni (in mini muffin tins) as the base with a ricotta-parmesan-spinach-mushroom filling.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:44 PM (4pMBB)


That sounds like it. Except the one I tasted didn't have mushrooms. Can you share the recipe?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:47 PM (ptqGC)

427 Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)

You said it here because it matters to you. Sorry to hear it went like that. I hope you can find peace with it.

That ain't easy. Good luck.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 06:47 PM (kGj75)

428 Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)

Prayers for you and your family. It's such a difficult time, even worse when it's the holidays.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 06:47 PM (dUJdY)

429 Sorry usntakim.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 06:48 PM (K22Va)

430 usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)

May peace be with you and his family.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 06:48 PM (MTxDQ)

431 My brother in law passed early this morning. They removed the ventilator
and started morphine to ease his discomfort. He fought MS for nearly 30
years. Rest easy Ron.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (0OmEj)



I am so very, very sorry. I pray he rests in peace, and that you and your family find peace and comfort knowing his suffering on this earth is over.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:49 PM (ptqGC)

432 Watching a stripper on the way is kind of an appetizer, when you think about it.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2019 06:46 PM (n1yOz)


I've always said going to a strip bar is kinda' like getting in line at Golden Corral - and not getting to pick up a plate.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 06:49 PM (kGj75)

433 Prayers up for you and family, usntakim.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 06:49 PM (Dhht7)

434 It was little pepperoni slices pressed into mini muffin cups, and filled with some sort of amazing cheesy goodness. I only got one before they were all inhaled.

I never did find out who brought it, so I could get the recipe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:36 PM (ptqGC)

Jane, were they pepperoni pizza bites?

https://tinyurl.com/rmtrhgc

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:49 PM (cF8AT)

435 usntakim @ 409- Better place and all that.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 06:49 PM (UUkQp)

436 Thank you all for your condolences. He will be missed. We are glad that his suffering is done. There is mercy in the end.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:51 PM (0OmEj)

437 usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM

Prayers for you and family

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 06:51 PM (ZCEU2)

438 Jane, were they pepperoni pizza bites?



https://tinyurl.com/rmtrhgc

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:49 PM (cF8AT)


That's not it. My husband just told me he knows who brought the app. And it was more like a little cheese quiche in a pepperoni crust.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:52 PM (ptqGC)

439 So sorry for your loss, usntakim.

Posted by: Tami at December 15, 2019 06:52 PM (cF8AT)

440 This Wednesday is one year ago that my husband's youngest cousin in upstate SC was the victim of a home invasion and robbery. He was kidnapped, held and tortured by the gangster thugs who took him. His body was found, bound and shot in the back of the head, the day after Christmas.

Four of the five gangster thugs who killed him are in custody. They continue to search for one more.

I cannot express the things I'd like to see done to the evil monsters who did this to him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:55 PM (ptqGC)

441 Mini Spinach Frittatas

1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach (10 oz.)
1 egg
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
24 slices pepperoni

In a small bowl combine the first 8 ingredients. Place a slice of pepperoni in each of 24 greased mini muffin cups. Fill muffin cups threefourths full with cheese mixture.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until completely set. Carefully run a knife around edges of muffin cups to loosen. Serve warm.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:56 PM (4pMBB)

442 I remember that Jane

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 06:56 PM (ZCEU2)

443 I remember you talking about this Jane. So horrible. I hope they find the 5th person. Any update on a trial or anything?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 06:56 PM (dUJdY)

444 But it's only "natural" if the hobo sock is made
from organic, unbleached cotton, and not washed with phosphates. (The
last part is the easiest, naturally.)


Posted by: GWB at December 15, 2019 06:00 PM (7hcwx)

---
go to Home Despot or the ilk.

paint section sells boxes of real, free range, organic TSP.

take home.

add 1/4 cup to each load of laundry after there is water in the washer.

get cleaner clothes.

#ProblemSolved

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 15, 2019 06:57 PM (yODn7)

445 Oops, spinach should be thawed and squeezed dry.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 06:58 PM (4pMBB)

446 Today is the 14th anniversary of my dad's passing.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:58 PM (MVjcR)

447
I remember you talking about this Jane. So horrible. I hope they find the 5th person. Any update on a trial or anything?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 06:56 PM (dUJdY)


The original prosecutor has retired. The new one says it may be another year before trial for the four they have in custody. They look exactly as you'd expect.

The whole thing has been weighing on us all month. I dedicated a poinsettia in church in cousin's memory.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 06:59 PM (ptqGC)

448 Jane, I remember that. How horrible. I'm so sorry.

Weasel, I didn't realize your dad passed away so close to Christmas. That must have been really tough, not that it's ever easy. I know you miss him.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 06:59 PM (/669Q)

449 I remember that janed i pray the 5th scumbag is held accountable. Prayers for your family may he rest easy in the arms of the lord.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 07:00 PM (0OmEj)

450
Today is the 14th anniversary of my dad's passing.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 06:58 PM (MVjcR)


So sorry. We're never prepared to lose our parents.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 07:00 PM (ptqGC)

451 In limo coming home from airport. Wife says she made me pasta but might have messed it up? How do you fuck up pasta? Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 15, 2019 07:01 PM (eJOXe)

452 Jane-

Retrieve Skip's pink sour cream and throw THAT in her face !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (arJlL)

453 We believe in salvation and thus an afterlife, where we will see our loved ones again.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (UUkQp)

454 In limo coming home from airport. Wife says she made me pasta but might have messed it up? How do you fuck up pasta? Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 15, 2019 07:01 PM (eJOXe)


Grab some takeout!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (ptqGC)

455 Condolences weasel. I'm sure he is missed.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (0OmEj)

456 It seems like most of my family and friends who have passed, passed around the Christmas season.

Posted by: dartist at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (K22Va)

457 NGU cook it to long and it's mush

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (ZCEU2)

458
nood

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2019 07:03 PM (L83do)

459 Thanks all.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2019 07:04 PM (MVjcR)

460 I remember that janed i pray the 5th scumbag is held
accountable. Prayers for your family may he rest easy in the arms of
the lord.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 15, 2019 07:00 PM (0OmEj)


Thank you. And prayers for yours as well. {{{hug}}}

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 07:04 PM (ptqGC)

461 Oh gosh Weasel this is a tough time for anyone who lost a loved one. Lost my mama January 5th. Her last Christmas was awful and my heart broke for her. This holiday is rough.. can't stop thinking about her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2019 07:05 PM (dUJdY)

462 My sympathies and condolences to all the family usntakim.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 07:05 PM (4lkw3)

463 I remember as a teenager my great grandmother living past 100 and at the time thought if she can we all can. But that's not the general rule it's the exception.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 07:06 PM (ZCEU2)

464 One of the three sailors murdered in Pensacola, is from this area, and is being laid to rest tomorrow. 21 years old.


Thousands of people lined the highway from Savannah airport to the funeral home in Richmond Hill. His funeral is tomorrow afternoon.

I cannot imagine what his dad and two little sisters are going through (there's been no mention of his mother).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 07:06 PM (ptqGC)

465 Welp, the WiFi at my desk keeps going out. I guess it's time for a break.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 15, 2019 07:08 PM (ptqGC)

466 Have been experiencing tech difficulties. Did JJB ever post the eggnog pound cake recipe?

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 07:09 PM (Mh0FI)

467 I was feeling extravagant a few days ago so I made daiquiris for the lovely and graceful Mrs naturalfake and myself using Foursquare Premise Rum, which is aged 14 years.

Ma-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-an, those were some tasty daiquiris.

Some people consider Foursquare to be the "Pappy" of rum.

Possibly,

Ah...got to work. Maybe later or next week. Cocktail thots.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 07:10 PM (9X624)

468 355 I go some preserved duck egg yolks (look like little orange balls and has texture of plastic) because they're high in fat. As stated, the texture is like plastic and the taste is mild/bland. Any ideas for what to do with them?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2019 06:27 PM (uquGJ)
--
You could make Chinese moon cakes.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 15, 2019 07:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

469 Condolences usntakim

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 07:14 PM (FhXTo)

470 just saw Breitbart's headlines. When the MSM asks anyone in the Trump administration "Does the President understand the role of the press?" the only logical response is "Do you?"

Posted by: vivi at December 15, 2019 07:26 PM (11H2y)

471 RUMAKI
Just bacon wrapped chicken livers and wTer chestnuts baked in a brown sugar bbq sauce. MM
MM.






Posted by: Mikey at December 15, 2019 07:28 PM (rkNc+)

472 Any thoughts on Bone Broth, chicken or beef? Some say it is good for spine problems. Had a diskectomy a couple of weeks ago and recovery is slow if not problematic.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (bZgS1)

473 Well, the Beef and Guinness stew was delicious and will be even better tomorrow. I love that about chilis and stews - no matter how much you like it after you first cook it, you know it will taste better tomorrow,

One of those recipes that has some odd ingredients that somehow meld together very well. In addition to being flavored with a bottle of Guinness, it also has caraway seeds and raisins. Sounds weird but that slight sweetness was a nice addition.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (d6Ksn)

474 472 Any thoughts on Bone Broth, chicken or beef? Some say it is good for spine problems. Had a diskectomy a couple of weeks ago and recovery is slow if not problematic.
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at December 15, 2019 07:34 PM (bZgS1)


Can't speak to the medical aspects, but having made bone broth, my opinion is that it is just as much work as regular stock, and doesn't taste as good. So personally I'd make a half-meat, half-bones stock and use that. Also I'd cook it for a long time, to allow lots of extraction. You can cook for 7-8 hours on very low, turn off the heat overnight, and resume in the morning. If you can get ahold of some old hens, they make great stock.

Posted by: Splunge at December 15, 2019 07:44 PM (dOV9E)

475 My sympathies USN Takim .My mother went the same way two years ago. One of the hardest memories I have.

Posted by: Nick Danger Third Eye at December 15, 2019 08:34 PM (c1JKE)

476 So late in getting home that I missed the food thread.

Sad.

Tami if you are still here, this is that sugar cookie recipe:

1c butter
1c granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t nutmeg
2 t cream of tartar
1 t baking soda
3 c flour

Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs 1 at a time and beat until fluffy.
Add vanilla and the dry ingredients.
(I put the nutmeg, cream of tartar, and b. soda in with the 1st c of flour, mix, and then add the rest of the flour slowly. I usually end up mixing the last cup of flour in by hand.)

Chill until easy to handle. If chilling it overnite, cover with plastic wrap. Roll out small portions on a floured table to about 1/8" thick. Cut with cookie cutter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with colored sugar.

Bake at 425 ° for 5-8 minutes. (I like mine a little tanned on the edges, so I usually go the 8 minutes, especially if i get lazy with the rolling and they arent quite 1/8" thin.

Depending how big your cookie cutters are it will make about 4 dozen cookies.

My usual method is to roll out some dough, cut and then take the scraps from that roll and add some new dough to it. That way you dont have over-floured dough to make your cookies too dry/tough.

These cookies don't frost well as they are not as dense as some sugar cookie doughs, which is why the sugared tops make for easy decorating.

I've used this recipe as a non-rolled out cookie, just form into a ball and tamp down with the bottom of a sugared glass. All the taste, less work! But that doesn't cut it for Christmas, those gotta be special!

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 15, 2019 08:53 PM (x7w//)

477 usntakim, my sympathies.May he be at rest, and your family at peace.

Weasel, I'm thinking it doesn't get easier. My dad died 4 years ago Christmas day. It's a bittersweet time, remembering and celebrating all the traditional things we do this time of year without his physical presence.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 15, 2019 09:01 PM (x7w//)

478 >>He also ate a tablespoon of gin soaked raisins every morning. He said it helped his bursitis.
Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 04:19 PM (a4qVe)

Hah! My dad, too. Not everyday, but when his hip was really bothering him for any length of time. He insisted it was the raisins, but we had to laugh when one time I asked what he did with the gin that the raisins were soaking in and he said, "well i drink it, of course!"

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 15, 2019 09:29 PM (x7w//)

479 fwiw, the hannukah reception at the White House on11 Dec was an all appetizer affair.

Posted by: mhw at December 16, 2019 04:27 AM (dgQnp)

Is Comey Setting The Stage For A Legal Defense?

Comey admits 'I was wrong' on FISA conduct, remains defiant on dossier in tense interview

Former FBI Director James Comey admitted on "Fox News Sunday" that the recently released Justice Department Inspector General's report on the launch of the FBI's Russia investigation and their use of the surveillance process showed that he was "overconfident" when he defended his former agency's use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

"He's right, I was wrong," Comey said about how the FBI used the FISA process, adding, "I was overconfident as director in our procedures," and that what happened "was not acceptable."

Posted by: CBD at 02:30 PM




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1 Hopefull

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:31 PM (ZCEU2)

2 nd?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 02:32 PM (rBtIz)

3 I'll go and summon The Others.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 02:32 PM (rBtIz)

4 Sgt James " Schultz" Comey knows nothing, sees nothing.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:34 PM (ZCEU2)

5 @Doranimated

Comey says "my recollection" every 2 seconds. Who talks like this, except for Tony Soprano after consulting his lawyer? Every time Comey uses the phrase, it shows he's sweating, in deep legal jeopardy. Not deep enough, of course, but still.

Posted by: Ha at December 15, 2019 02:34 PM (UU64l)

6 How do you look in orange, Jimmy?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:34 PM (WsmTT)

7 The Others have been summoned.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 02:34 PM (rBtIz)

8 What? Is that a little Nixonian sweat on St James of the Redwoods' upper lip? Indict McCabe and let's see what he has to say.

Posted by: DaveD at December 15, 2019 02:34 PM (P5fqQ)

9 Ok, under penalty of perjury I "signed" the FISA warrant applications, but I didn't "sign-sign" them.

Posted by: Sweat scented druid Philosopher at December 15, 2019 02:35 PM (QzkSJ)

10 "I was overconfident as director in our procedures," and that what happened "was not acceptable."

Got it. It's all the fault of those damnable procedures.

Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 02:35 PM (T6t7i)

11 I always call them if it's my job

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:35 PM (ZCEU2)

12 > Who talks like this, except for Tony Soprano after consulting his lawyer?

Pretty much anyone, after consulting his lawyer.

Saying flat-out "I did this" or "that thing happened" can get you charged with perjury, but you can't be charged for having a faulty memory (nor is there any way to prove that your memory isn't faulty).





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (WsmTT)

13
I regret I have but one pension to give to my country.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (7rVsF)

14 I was overconfident as director in our procedures

Lying and making shit up used to be ok.

Posted by: James Comey at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (xPcn3)

15 He is overconfident of his innocence.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (38jed)

16 "I said sorry!"

-- Comey

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (RU4sa)

17 Ask not for whom the bus comes, it comes for you Andrew McCabe.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (ZLI7S)

18 I will every day until it happens pray to see Jim in a orange jumpsuit.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (ZCEU2)

19 I was overconfident as director in our procedures," and that what happened "was not acceptable.

That, and the woods were especially compelling that day.

Posted by: James Comey at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (T6t7i)

20 What's fascinating is that Comey gets to tell his side of this, all day long, every day, for as long as he remains a free man.

Now, take just about anybody, and have them tweet something like "gay isn't genetic, and dressing up like the opposite sex is crazy," and you'll be hounded out of public life, essentially forever... or as long as twatter exists. Whichever comes last.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (hku12)

21 Behind bars would be a good look for Comey.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (mO7+Z)

22 but you can't be charged for having a faulty memory (nor is there any way to prove that your memory isn't faulty).





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


Uh, no.

Posted by: "Scooter" Libby at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (QzkSJ)

23
So when does Cummy get frog-marched to PMITA prison?

Pay-per-view?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (eXA4G)

24 > I was overconfident as director in our procedures,

And who is responsible for specifying the "procedures"? Could maybe the director have a small bit of authority in that area? Perhaps? Just a tiny bit?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (WsmTT)

25 Jimbo,
We're looking for elocution not equivocation.

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (FhXTo)

26 James Comey is not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (38jed)

27 16
"I said sorry!"



-- Comey

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 02:36 PM (RU4sa)

+++
LOL!

Posted by: washrivergal at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (XtntB)

28 "I was overconfident as director in our procedures," and that what happened "was not acceptable."

Got it. It's all the fault of those damnable procedures.
Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 02:35 PM (T6t7i)


Nothing says "leadership" like blaming procedures.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 15, 2019 02:38 PM (y7DUB)

29 10 "I was overconfident as director in our procedures," and that what happened "was not acceptable."

Got it. It's all the fault of those damnable procedures.
Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 02:35 PM (T6t7i)

Whatever happened to "the buck stops here"?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:38 PM (Uu+Jp)

30 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable.

Posted by: George Custer at December 15, 2019 02:39 PM (hku12)

31 Mind you, I would have said something earlier- like, years ago- but I didn't want to slant the investigation.

Posted by: James Comey at December 15, 2019 02:39 PM (xPcn3)

32 I was overconfident as director in our procedures,

And who is responsible for specifying the "procedures"? Could maybe the director have a small bit of authority in that area? Perhaps? Just a tiny bit?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


Those "procedures" were put in place by.....Robert Mewler.

Posted by: Miklos, out-pointing at December 15, 2019 02:39 PM (QzkSJ)

33
So when does Cummy get frog-marched to PMITA prison?

Pay-per-view?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (eXA4G)

Will his first prison buggering be recorded?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:40 PM (Uu+Jp)

34 >>Whatever happened to "the buck stops here"?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods

You rang?

Posted by: The Biden Crime Family at December 15, 2019 02:40 PM (2cuLk)

35 The procedures failed us. Darned procedures...

Posted by: Capt. of the Titanic at December 15, 2019 02:40 PM (xPcn3)

36 As Lindsey Graham (yeah, I know) said, this is the biggest, most high-profile FISA authorization ever sought, fraught with potential for abuse, and he never asked to see the supporting documentation before he signed it? You can believe that if you want, but there's a better explanation that fits the facts. Someone (my guess is Carlin) has already sung, or will soon sing, with a different, more plausible story.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:40 PM (jK8Z7)

37 He signed two or three of the FISA applications there by attesting to their veracity under penalty of law. How I would Love to see the FBI swat teams show up at his door he being frog walked to a waiting paddy wagon. Ain't gonna happen, but one can dream.

Posted by: rah at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (QGdgs)

38
So when does Cummy get frog-marched to PMITA prison?

Pay-per-view?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2019 02:37 PM (eXA4G)

Will his first prison buggering be recorded?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:40 PM (Uu+Jp)





That might be the first and only time I voluntarily watch ghey pron.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (eXA4G)

39 Comey will be overconfident in the joint and use the apple jelly instead of the grape jelly when he is tossing the salads. Salads, plural, with an "s".

The new fish always learn the hard way.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (Z+IKu)

40 Will his first prison buggering be recorded?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips

Nah.

VIPs get the privacy of the Epstein Suite.

Posted by: Miklos, almost certain at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (QzkSJ)

41 34 >>Whatever happened to "the buck stops here"?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods

You rang?
Posted by: The Biden Crime Family at December 15, 2019 02:40 PM (2cuLk)


Point well made. There have been a lot of bucks stopping at the Biden Crime Family.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (Uu+Jp)

42 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable -

Jan 27, 1991

Posted by: Scott Norwood at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (hku12)

43 Ah, mistakes were made, I just wanted to do my job so well I just got to darned eager, I'm too trusting really is a fault of mine

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (vPKfA)

44 "He's right, I was wrong," Comey said about how the FBI used the FISA process, adding, "I was overconfident as director in our procedures," and that what happened "was not acceptable."
----------------

6' 8" inches of crapweasel with the integrity of Bill Clinton.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (WEBkv)

45 Control Alt Delete the FBI, FISA and CIA.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 02:42 PM (MTxDQ)

46 > Uh, no.

> Posted by: "Scooter" Libby

I thought Libby outright denied being the leaker?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:42 PM (WsmTT)

47 Is Comey Setting The Stage For A Legal Defense?

Of course he is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (I2/tG)

48 He signed two or three of the FISA applications there by attesting to their veracity under penalty of law. How I would Love to see the FBI swat teams show up at his door he being frog walked to a waiting paddy wagon. Ain't gonna happen, but one can dream.
Posted by: rah at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (QGdgs)


Martha Stewart says that lying to the FBI means hard time.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (aS1PU)

49 This is what Ron Ziegler called a modified, limited hangout. Admit to something small, so that becomes the story and no one notices you haven't admitted to the big thing.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (jK8Z7)

50 Yeah, that whole St. Valentine's Day massacre, I was overconfident.

Posted by: Al Capone at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (+y/Ru)

51 No dysgenic at Comeys height.

Posted by: henry at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (J3Rfi)

52
The stage should include a trap door... and and a noose.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (zBaqJ)

53 As a younger man I was driving along too fast for the posted speed limit, and was pulled over, and I remembered the tips to get out of a ticket. Be polite and when asked "Do you know how fast you were going?" to answer "Honestly officer I was paying more attention to my surroundings."

Still got the ticket. St. James needs to remember who he is or was at the time. So fall on your sword or rat out those who told you to do it.

Nope time to post twitter pictures of the forrest.

Posted by: Picric at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (nonGu)

54 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable-

July 23, 2019

Posted by: Metropolitan Correctional Center at December 15, 2019 02:44 PM (hku12)

55 Rudy has been very busy.

@RudyGiuliani

Dem's impeachment for innocent conduct is intended to obstruct the below investigations of Obama-era corruption:

- Billions of laundered $
- Billions, mostly US $, widely misused
- Extortion
- Bribery
- DNC collusion w/ Ukraine to destroy candidate Trump

Much more to come.


Money laundering. Who knew?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 02:44 PM (ZLI7S)

56

Alternate post title:


Comey Is Less Of A Shit Than Wray, It Appears

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 02:44 PM (hDHPO)

57 I thought Libby outright denied being the leaker?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:42 PM (WsmTT)

Yes. He was convicted for his memory being different from Tim Russert's.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:44 PM (jK8Z7)

58 Remember, you need to distinguish between local cops, who are incompetent, racist, murderers; and the FBI, which is as pure as the driven snow!

Posted by: The Media! at December 15, 2019 02:44 PM (I2/tG)

59 Chris Wallace is an embarrassment to FOX News.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (hYUjK)

60 If I am guilty of anything, it is having faith in our procedures.

Posted by: James Comey at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (xPcn3)

61 49 This is what Ron Ziegler called a modified, limited hangout. Admit to something small, so that becomes the story and no one notices you haven't admitted to the big thing.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:43 PM (jK8Z7)


James "Just the Tip" Comey.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (zBaqJ)

62 "Blessed is he who reveals the secret communications of a corrupt king, for he hath laid the path of many book signings." St. James of the Comey, Pine-scented Druid philosopher

Posted by: fly gal at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (wqpwx)

63 If Carter Page was a CIA asset, used against Russia, as we suspected before the IG report and as it now appears to be the case, why was it necessary to get a FISA warrant on him to get intel on what the Russians were up to?

Fact is, it wasn't, which implies that the actual surveillance target was somebody other than Page. "I wonder who might that be," a curious journalist might inquire.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (1CjJc)

64 30 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable.
Posted by: George Custer at December 15, 2019 02:39 PM (hku12)


I too was overconfident in our procedures, and that thing with the iceberg was not acceptable. But we did almost set a speed record for crossing the Atlantic. - Capt. Edward Smith

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (pNm1M)

65 The real question now is who is the presumed firewall? Who takes one for the team, goes to jail, and breaks the chain? It sounds like Comey is afraid it might be him. We know neither Hillary nor Obama will, but we might just get above the file clerk in the Cincinnati office.

Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (T6t7i)

66 Is Comey setting the stage for a hung jury?
Sure is

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (ZCEU2)

67 So who still believes this long tall drink of piss? Colbert's clapping seals? Low IQ Meeka? Mega Keating McEatingDisorder? The Rear Admiral and French Davidians?

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (y7DUB)

68 Money laundering. Who knew?
Posted by: JackStraw

The State Dept. IG during Hillary's tenure really shoulda noticed the missing billions.

I mean, if there had been one.

Posted by: Miklos, not a believer in coincidence at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (QzkSJ)

69 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable -

July 3, 1863

Posted by: General Pickett at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (hku12)

70 57 I thought Libby outright denied being the leaker?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:42 PM (WsmTT)

Yes. He was convicted for his memory being different from Tim Russert's.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:44 PM (jK8Z7)


Richard Armitage was the leaker. Free as a bird.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (zBaqJ)

71 Comey, Brennan, Clapper, etc., all get the run of the alphabet networks, lie with impunity and make excuses for their behavior with all the sanctimony of the priests who piously rejected the silver returned by Judas.

May they all meet the same end.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (WEBkv)

72 Dysgenic was oxygen before my iPad got to it.

Posted by: henry at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (J3Rfi)

73 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable -

May 6, 1937

Posted by: Hindenburg Captain at December 15, 2019 02:47 PM (hku12)

74 66 Is Comey setting the stage for a hung jury?
Sure is
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (ZCEU2)


Even if Comey and the others actually are put on trial, the jury pool is in the 7 counties surrounding DC.

The venue should be changed to Oklahoma.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 02:47 PM (zBaqJ)

75 If the dick-head feels the need to set the stage for a legal defense, it's a step in the right direction.

Anytime one of these sippers of cock, by choice I might add, feels the need to take a step back - it's a win.

I like winning.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:47 PM (bYn+n)

76 just sawthe Jewell movie...so agent shaw is st. james big brother...

Posted by: krusty at December 15, 2019 02:47 PM (Psuwu)

77 Richard Armitage was the leaker. Free as a bird.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (zBaqJ)

And Colin Powell knew it and kept his mouth shut while Libby was persecuted. Of course, Libby was of no interest himself. Fitzgerald wanted Cheney and Powell wasn't going to save him.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:48 PM (jK8Z7)

78 Wallace:

"Did you know all of this?"

Pine-scented Druid Philosopher:

"All a whut?"


"Depends on what the definition of IS, is". We've heard this all before.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 02:48 PM (377Zs)

79 The Looming Dufus will make somebody a fine girlfriend in the Federal Pen.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2019 02:49 PM (eozwC)

80 The venue should be changed to Oklahoma.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Huber in Utah may yet have a role.

Posted by: Miklos, changer of venues at December 15, 2019 02:49 PM (QzkSJ)

81 >>Is Comey setting the stage for a hung jury?
Sure is
Posted by: Skip

Or a hung cell mate.

Posted by: Bubba at December 15, 2019 02:49 PM (2cuLk)

82 Memory all alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember
The time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 02:49 PM (+y/Ru)

83 43 Ah, mistakes were made, I just wanted to do my job so well I just got to darned eager, I'm too trusting really is a fault of mine

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (vPKfA)

That might fly if it weren't for the sham email server investigation, with predetermined outcome and handing out immunity like candy.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 15, 2019 02:49 PM (1CjJc)

84 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable -

Nine months before Jan 3, 2003

Posted by: Malena Ernman at December 15, 2019 02:50 PM (hku12)

85 Richard Armitage was the leaker. Free as a bird.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (zBaqJ)


Bigsby - I'll take W Fuck Ups for $400, Alex

Trebek - This convicted administration member did not receive a pardon from W, even though W knew he was innocent.

Bigsby - Who was Scooter Libby, Alex ? And I shagged your mother rotten.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:51 PM (bYn+n)

86 OT, but I thought this was very interesting, or concerning, or both.

https://tinyurl.com/tn92vuq

If true, it's time for some JDAM target practice.

Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 02:52 PM (T6t7i)

87 i think comey has spent his career avoiding responsibility.

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 02:52 PM (Pg+x7)

88 Richard Armitage was the leaker. Free as a bird.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 02:46 PM (zBaqJ)

And Colin Powell knew it and kept his mouth shut while Libby was persecuted. Of course, Libby was of no interest himself. Fitzgerald wanted Cheney and Powell wasn't going to save him.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:48 PM (jK8Z7)


And GWB never pardoned Libby.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 15, 2019 02:52 PM (y7DUB)

89 If you glance at the linked article, you'll notice the new buzzphrase: "low threshold."

Yeah, Comey, we get it, the "low threshold" consisted of President Trump daring to win the election.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 02:53 PM (WEBkv)

90 When you watch Comey, ever since Trump 86ed his pasty ass, he knows he is going to the slammer.

That is why you have the weird walks in the woods, the philosoperrage, everything.

He does not have the well-rested, look of a guy that with 410 million that is enjoying his retirement.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 02:53 PM (HALdu)

91 Oh, Comey was overconfident alright, along with the other coup plotters.

Everyone in the IC gets a participation trophy!

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 15, 2019 02:53 PM (4pMBB)

92 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable -

Nine months before Jan 3, 2003
Posted by: Malena Ernman at December 15, 2019 02:50 PM (hku12)


"I too was overconfident as in our procedures, and what happened was not acceptable. In fact, I've got a good mind to sue Trojans for their shitty quality control."

Nine months before 4 August, 1961

Posted by: Zombie Barack Obama Sr. at December 15, 2019 02:53 PM (pNm1M)

93 "5 @Doranimated

Comey says "my recollection" every 2 seconds. Who talks like this, except for Tony Soprano after consulting his lawyer? Every time Comey uses the phrase, it shows he's sweating, in deep legal jeopardy. Not deep enough, of course, but still."

Comey's confederates know what a slimy dick he is. If there is anything serious to come from this, it's a good bet they expect Saint James to roll on them.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:53 PM (iw59Q)

94 No one goes to prison with the Orangeman bad defense.


Happy HoliGays!

Posted by: DC Jury at December 15, 2019 02:53 PM (UU64l)

95 Let's not begin the mutual fellatio just yet, Gentlemen. We all know his defense will be, "At the time I signed the warrant applications, I believed it to be true. I was not lying, I was simply wrong."

And he'll walk.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 15, 2019 02:54 PM (jp0Bv)

96 Even if Comey gets a seat as a director for googl or similar he knows his reputation is destroyed and the everyone that would hire him knows he is a liar.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 02:55 PM (HALdu)

97 "90 When you watch Comey, ever since Trump 86ed his pasty ass, he knows he is going to the slammer.

That is why you have the weird walks in the woods, the philosoperrage, everything.

He does not have the well-rested, look of a guy that with 410 million that is enjoying his retirement. "

Comey's constant Biblical quotes and generalized sermonizing is straight up a white trash jailbird. He'll roll quicker than a crack whore during Fleet Week.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:55 PM (iw59Q)

98 6 How do you look in orange, Jimmy?
________________

Like a goofy retard, same as I look in every other color!

Posted by: Big Jim Comey, Servant of God at December 15, 2019 02:55 PM (k4dH2)

99 87 i think comey has spent his career avoiding responsibility.

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 02:52 PM (Pg+x7)

Comey has spent his career profiting off of his relationship and loyalty to the Clintons.

A higher loyalty, indeed.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 15, 2019 02:56 PM (1CjJc)

100 >>Let's not begin the mutual fellatio just yet, Gentlemen. We all know his defense will be, "At the time I signed the warrant applications, I believed it to be true. I was not lying, I was simply wrong."

>>And he'll walk.

He's got a lot more to worry about than the Carter Page FISA warrant.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 02:56 PM (ZLI7S)

101 CDKH

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 02:56 PM (HALdu)

102 i think comey has spent his career avoiding responsibility.
Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 02:52 PM (Pg+x7)


Spoiler Alert - part of the trick to rising in any bureaucracy is
avoiding responsibility. One Oh Shit cancels ten Atta' Boys. That is,
truly, how shit works.

Say it with me - a Bureaucracy is not a Meritocracy. Say it.

To understand this is to understand why things work the way they work, and why they always work out this way - and, I'll add, why the way is always shitty.

Understand this.


Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:56 PM (bYn+n)

103 Comey's constant Biblical quotes and generalized sermonizing is straight up a white trash jailbird. He'll roll quicker than a crack whore during Fleet Week.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:55 PM (iw59Q)



Yes, and the worst thing is that he knows he is a bitch.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 02:57 PM (HALdu)

104 Comey's constant Biblical quotes and generalized sermonizing is straight up a white trash jailbird. He'll roll quicker than a crack whore during Fleet Week.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:55 PM (iw59Q)
-------------

The Bible quoting thing is why I know Comey is a fake Christian.

If Comey was truly Christian, he'd confess his failures and accept his punishment.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 02:57 PM (WEBkv)

105 He's got a lot more to worry about than the Carter Page FISA warrant.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 02:56 PM (ZLI7S)

^^this

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 02:58 PM (jK8Z7)

106 Another OT: Greta Thunberg is catching some heat for her "up against the wall" comment. She has now issued an "apology". You'll never guess who is at fault.
"Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said "put them against the wall". That's Swenglish....means to hold someone accountable...That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this."

Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 02:58 PM (T6t7i)

107 "He's right, I was wrong," Comey said about how the FBI used the FISA
process, adding, "I was overconfident as director in our procedures,"
and that what happened "was not acceptable."



See it's not St. Jimmy's fault or the rest of the crooked crew at the FBI. It's those damn procedures that made things go wrong

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 02:58 PM (cWKsE)

108 Comey is going down faster than Hunter Biden for a meth dildo.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 02:58 PM (HALdu)

109 OT, but I thought this was very interesting, or concerning, or both. 

https://tinyurl.com/tn92vuq

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This is supposed to be Christmas, not Halloween.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 02:58 PM (+y/Ru)

110 Klimafuhrer

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 02:59 PM (HALdu)

111 Donald Trump's superpower is that he is presiding over the best economy in at least the last fifty years, while job prospects for "journalists" are as bad as in the Great Depression.

The latest shoe to drop is that Bloomberg Media just took over a website called CityLab from the Atlantic, and laid off all the staff.

CityLab is devoted to explaining how cars are evil, and why everyone should be forced to live in a 500 square foot apartment in a high-rise building next to a mass transit stop.

Kriston Capps, one of the laid-off staffers, is of course whining on Twitter about how Unfair this all is. Kriston's last article in City Lab was about how wonderful is would be to provide tenants facing eviction with "free" legal help (no discussion of what this would do to rents or to screening of prospective tenants), but he also concentrates on the Big Things, like in an article that starts;

It's time to crack down on single-use plastic drinking utensils, the world's most disposable product

Best of luck on the job search, Kriston.

I'd tell you to learn to code, but the joke is that people like you became journalists because you were incapable of learning how to code.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 02:59 PM (I2/tG)

112 George Costanza has nothing on Comey.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 02:59 PM (38jed)

113 Until one is put in jail I think everyone of them is sure they won't.

For all the posturing Hillary did claiming she did nothing she has to know she should be locked up for life but never will be.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:59 PM (ZCEU2)

114 and that what happened "was not acceptable.


********

And yet you DID accept it, right?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:00 PM (m45I2)

115 Comey is going down faster than Hunter Biden for a meth dildo.
Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 02:58 PM (HALdu)


I'm not placing any quatloos on that square yet.

But - I'll say this - he's not acting confident, for the first time. That means something. And I don't think he's sly enough to bluff. He's concerned.

And I like it.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:00 PM (bYn+n)

116 If Comey was truly Christian, he'd confess his failures and accept his punishment.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 02:57 PM (WEBkv)

The Enron treasurer went to my church. He pleaded guilty at his arraignment without a plea bargain and went to medium-security prison for almost 5 years (halfway house for the last few months). His explanation for why he didn't fight the charges? I was guilty.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 03:00 PM (jK8Z7)

117 Until one is put in jail I think everyone of them is sure they won't.

For all the posturing Hillary did claiming she did nothing she has to know she should be locked up for life but never will be.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:59 PM (ZCEU2)



Did you see that pic of her? Who is going to convict a clown?

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:00 PM (HALdu)

118 The Bible quoting thing is why I know Comey is a fake Christian. 

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A Pelosi Christian.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 03:00 PM (+y/Ru)

119 In her interview with the FBI regarding her private email server, The Chappaqua Chipmunk told the FBI 39 times that she, "Could not recall".

THAT'S who talks like this.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 03:01 PM (377Zs)

120 The Bible quoting thing is why I know Comey is a fake Christian.



If Comey was truly Christian, he'd confess his failures and accept his punishment.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 02:57 PM (WEBkv)


I'm thinking in the manor of what Henry II got

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 03:02 PM (cWKsE)

121 I'm not placing any quatloos on that square yet.

But - I'll say this - he's not acting confident, for the first time. That means something. And I don't think he's sly enough to bluff. He's concerned.

And I like it.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:00 PM (bYn+n)



Yeah, I am not sure he is going down but I like talking smack almost as much as Hunter Biden likes doing smack.

Your are right about Comey, someone removed his confidence recently. Would guess that with as much wrongdoing as is set forth by the IG he is panicked at what Durham and Barr are going to do to him.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:03 PM (HALdu)

122 *manner not manor

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 03:03 PM (cWKsE)

123 His explanation for why he didn't fight the charges? I was guilty.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 03:00 PM (jK8Z7)


That is noble, and rare.

That's a good man that made a mistake and owned it. I can respect that.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:03 PM (bYn+n)

124 "100 >>Let's not begin the mutual fellatio just yet, Gentlemen. We all know his defense will be, "At the time I signed the warrant applications, I believed it to be true. I was not lying, I was simply wrong."

>>And he'll walk.

He's got a lot more to worry about than the Carter Page FISA warrant."

Comey definitely is worried. In fact, James Comey thinks he going to the slammer more than I think James Comey is going to the slammer.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 03:03 PM (iw59Q)

125 During Senate testimony IG said he referred everything to DoJ for further investigation.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2019 03:03 PM (1g7ch)

126 It's time to crack down on single-use plastic drinking utensils, the world's most disposable product

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 02:59 PM (I2/tG)


No kidding, a leftist who wants to crack down on somebody. There's a first.

But he's mistaken. The world's most disposable product is ... journalism.

Posted by: Zombie Barack Obama Sr. at December 15, 2019 03:04 PM (pNm1M)

127 I haven't see the picture of Hillary yet, I'll go look for one

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:04 PM (ZCEU2)

128
I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable.

Posted by: Sir Cloudsley Shovel at December 15, 2019 03:04 PM (7rVsF)

129 I haven't see the picture of Hillary yet, I'll go look for one
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:04 PM (ZCEU2)


Masochist.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 03:05 PM (hku12)

130 The guy is not sure if he should be more afraid of Barr sending him to the slammer or the Clintons shooting him.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:05 PM (HALdu)

131 sock off

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:05 PM (pNm1M)

132 >>During Senate testimony IG said he referred everything to DoJ for further investigation.

I don't know how so many people missed this. I saw people complaining there weren't any criminal referrals.

No, that's wrong. He referred EVERYONE in the chain of command. Including Comey.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (ZLI7S)

133 The guy is not sure if he should be more afraid of Barr sending him to the slammer or the Clintons shooting him.
Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:05 PM (HALdu)


Trapped like a rat.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (aS1PU)

134 Yeah, I am not sure he is going down but I like talking smack almost as much as Hunter Biden likes doing smack.



Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:03 PM (HALdu)


Enjoy it. We've listened to his bullshit long enough.

If relishing that fucker finally flinch is wrong, I don't want to be right either.

*fistbump*

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (bYn+n)

135 I forgive you... I forgive you all.

Posted by: Saint James of Comey at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (flINI)

136 I either want to work in journalism or for a progressive nonprofit!

Posted by: Idiot Millenial With A Liberal Arts Dregree! at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (I2/tG)

137 "116 If Comey was truly Christian, he'd confess his failures and accept his punishment.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 02:57 PM (WEBkv)

The Enron treasurer went to my church. He pleaded guilty at his arraignment without a plea bargain and went to medium-security prison for almost 5 years (halfway house for the last few months). His explanation for why he didn't fight the charges? I was guilty."

Very admirable and an exemplar of what integrity is. Comey will squeal like a pig by contrast.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (iw59Q)

138 Just reminded my husband, as I have every few months since Comey was fired, that Comey was on the west coast when he was fired. Trump's people secured Comey's office before he could strip the incriminating stuff out of it.

No one ever talks about this, but I keep wondering. Donald Trump is--contrary to a lot of "popular wisdom"--a very patient man.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (S+f+m)

139 127 I haven't see the picture of Hillary yet, I'll go look for one
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:04 PM (ZCEU2)


Just make sure you do it before you have dinner.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (377Zs)

140
I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable.

Posted by: Publius Quinctilius Varus at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (7rVsF)

141 During Senate testimony IG said he referred everything to DoJ for further investigation.

I don't know how so many people missed this. I saw people complaining there weren't any criminal referrals.

No, that's wrong. He referred EVERYONE in the chain of command. Including Comey.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (ZLI7S)




Someone needs to be putting the screws to the judges that approved the warrants.

Either the fbi/doj lied to them or they were involved.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (HALdu)

142 I haven't see the picture of Hillary yet, I'll go look for one

You'd think that a person as wealthy as she is could afford a better plastic surgeon.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (I2/tG)

143 dailymail.co.uk/Hillary-Clinton 72 looks incredibly youthful event Broadway

Holy crap it looks like Botox on crack

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (ZCEU2)

144 I have recently learned that what I did was wrong. I would like to thank the faithful public servants who have shown me the error of my ways.

Posted by: James Comey at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (xPcn3)

145 As some Moron mentioned a few weeks ago, the defense for the big guys will be that they trusted the little guys when they made their decisions. The little guys are going to say that maybe they were wrong, but they didn't make the decisions and the big guys should have done due diligence.. It will be a perfect circle of fuckery.

That one fucker that altered the email is going down though.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (yQpMk)

146 I haven't see the picture of Hillary yet, I'll go look for one
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:04 PM (ZCEU2)



Her Cheek Implants(?) look crazily unnatural.

Too high. Too bulky. Too fat. Sort like her FUPA.

Piss poor job IMHO.

I think they're supposed to make her smile look more natural. Tough too do when your picture is next to the dictionary definition of "uncanny valley".

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (9X624)

147 It's time to crack down on single-use plastic drinking utensils, the world's most disposable product


Ban the veeblefetzer! Potrzebies forever!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (38jed)

148 Jabba want Hilderbeast !!!!!

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (qM84C)

149 *fistbump*
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (bYn+n)




back atcha

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (HALdu)

150 141:

"
Someone needs to be putting the screws to the judges that approved the warrants.

Either the fbi/doj lied to them or they were involved."

THIS. I'm going with the latter, too, because the judges have an affirmative duty to address fraud perpetrated on the court. There is no FISA exception I know to that rule.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 03:09 PM (iw59Q)

151 You'd think that a person as wealthy as she is could afford a better plastic surgeon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (I2/tG)




silk purse, sows ear

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:09 PM (HALdu)

152 It's time to crack down on single-use plastic drinking utensils, the world's most disposable product


It's time to crack down on useless plastic banana journolist tools, the world's most toxic crap producers

Posted by: Miklos, editor emeritus at December 15, 2019 03:09 PM (QzkSJ)

153



Manu Gómez


@GDarkconrad












What´s going on today at Incirlik AB #Turkey ?
USAF C17 Globemaster III RCH550 descending for Incirlik
USAF C17 Globemaster III RCH455 taxiing at Incirlik

Posted by: mary at December 15, 2019 03:10 PM (cyRVk)

154 THIS. I'm going with the latter, too, because the judges have an affirmative duty to address fraud perpetrated on the court. There is no FISA exception I know to that rule.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 03:09 PM (iw59Q)


same here

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:10 PM (HALdu)

155 136 I either want to work in journalism or for a progressive nonprofit!
Posted by: Idiot Millenial With A Liberal Arts Dregree! at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (I2/tG)


But you'll end up making lattes, or asking people if they want fries with their order. That $250,000 college loan debt will melt away in no time when you're knocking down that $15/h.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:10 PM (pNm1M)

156 That one fucker that altered the email is going down though.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2019 03:08 PM (yQpMk)

Isn't he still working for the FBI?

Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at December 15, 2019 03:10 PM (UU64l)

157 I don't know how so many people missed this. I saw people complaining there weren't any criminal referrals.

No, that's wrong. He referred EVERYONE in the chain of command. Including Comey.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:06 PM (ZLI7S)

It was insufferable here until Horowitz testified, and even when he testified then the Eeyores were out in full force. It was as if no one here read the report and relied on the "press."

Will there be indictments? Yes.
Will there be convictions? No idea

However, there will be changes in the FISC. Even the Ds during Horowitz's testimony copped to "mistakes were made."

Posted by: Ann at December 15, 2019 03:10 PM (NDO5Q)

158 I keep coming back to the Steele dossier allegations about the Russian hookers peeing.

Was there nobody in the chain of command at FBI who maybe raised one eyebrow of skepticism? Was there nobody who said, "this sounds too good to be true."? Was there nobody who said, okay, let's look into it, but this needs some senior oversight because it doesn't pass the smell test"? Or were they just so hungry to take down Trump that they were only too willing to believe such a ridiculous claim?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:11 PM (m45I2)

159 Someone needs to be putting the screws to the judges that approved the warrants.

Either the fbi/doj lied to them or they were involved.
Posted by: not so

*does Rodney Dangerfield collar loosen*

Posted by: Judge Rudolph Contreras at December 15, 2019 03:12 PM (QzkSJ)

160 You'd think that a person as wealthy as she is could afford a better plastic surgeon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (I2/tG)

She had a groupon

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:12 PM (vd8XM)

161 I will forever have a mental picture of Comey covered in pigeon shit chewing on a dead crow.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 03:12 PM (V3fhb)

162 154 And so my presumption the judges were fine with it all and thinking no one will ever know because the coup was going to work.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:12 PM (ZCEU2)

163 116 If Comey was truly Christian, he'd confess his failures and accept his punishment.

That would have to be a really recent conversion.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2019 03:12 PM (xPcn3)

164 142 I haven't see the picture of Hillary yet, I'll go look for one

You'd think that a person as wealthy as she is could afford a better plastic surgeon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (I2/tG)


Lessee, issue shitty book? Check.
Try to dissipate some ugly via plastic surgery? Check.
Claiming that she could beat Trump again? Check.

Nah. She's not hoping for another shot.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:12 PM (pNm1M)

165 dailymail.co.uk/Hillary-Clinton 72 looks incredibly youthful event Broadway 

Holy crap it looks like Botox on crack

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Ready for my close up, Mr, Demille.

Posted by: Born Again Hillary at December 15, 2019 03:12 PM (+y/Ru)

166 If the judges were involved we need to give the phrase "hanging judge" a new meaning.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:13 PM (HALdu)

167 LMAO...guys...he DIDN'T follow the procedures. He, blatantly, IGNORED the procedures put in place over and over. This is a poor man's defense. It's going to be based on "perception." It's, also, a red herring...since procedures can be debated all day long. What's important is the outright violations of Federal Statute, which have little to nothing to do with procedures.

Posted by: Orson at December 15, 2019 03:13 PM (0FSDw)

168 She had a groupon 

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2

Is that like a Throuple?

Posted by: Katie Hill at December 15, 2019 03:13 PM (UU64l)

169 "144 I have recently learned that what I did was wrong. I would like to thank the faithful public servants who have shown me the error of my ways."

You left out the Psalms verse, but otherwise perfect.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 03:14 PM (iw59Q)

170 TCM finally showing some watchable movies. Currently "It happened on 5th Avenue" next up Bell, Book and Candle.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 03:14 PM (MTxDQ)

171 She went to one of those plastic surgery parties in a motel by the freeway where they use quickrete.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:14 PM (HALdu)

172 Top. Men.

Posted by: G marks the spot at December 15, 2019 03:14 PM (GXoKW)

173 dailymail.co.uk/Hillary-Clinton 72 looks incredibly youthful event Broadway


I'm glad she kept the mustache

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:15 PM (vd8XM)

174 >>THIS. I'm going with the latter, too, because the judges have an affirmative duty to address fraud perpetrated on the court. There is no FISA exception I know to that rule.

I'm going with the former. The way the process is setup the courts are reliant on the FBI/DOJ to tell the truth when presenting a warrant. There is no reason for the courts to be corrupt if the people submitting the application are corrupt.

And boy howdy were the FBI agents corrupt.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

175 Hillary is going to run.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (tGmee)

176 peek a boo!

Posted by: Saint Comey of the Drapes at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (CLteG)

177 dailymail.co.uk/Hillary-Clinton 72 looks incredibly youthful event Broadway


I'm glad she kept the mustache
Posted by: Bruce at December




Young but ugly

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (HALdu)

178 TCM finally showing some watchable movies. Currently "It happened on 5th Avenue" next up Bell, Book and Candle.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 03:14 PM (MTxDQ)

*******

With Alan Hale Junior

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (flINI)

179 Hillary's plastic surgeon was previously best known for duct taping a banana on a wall.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:17 PM (m45I2)

180 Was there nobody in the chain of command at FBI who maybe raised one eyebrow of skepticism? Was there nobody who said, "this sounds too good to be true."? Was there nobody who said, okay, let's look into it, but this needs some senior oversight because it doesn't pass the smell test"? Or were they just so hungry to take down Trump that they were only too willing to believe such a ridiculous claim?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:11 PM (m45I2)

Muldoon, of course you know it's the last thing. They wanted to believe it OR, even worse, they planed the story themselves.

For me, the one that was just too incredible was that Carter Page was going to be bribed with 19 percent of Gazprom, which would be worth billions of dollars. That's just laughable.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 03:17 PM (jK8Z7)

181 "Blessed is he who reveals the secret communications of a corrupt king, for he hath laid the path of many book signings." St. James of the Comey, Pine-scented Druid philosopher
Posted by: fly gal at December 15, 2019 02:45 PM (wqpwx)



Loved it!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at December 15, 2019 03:17 PM (5AVMW)

182 122 "manner not manor..."

from hamlet "though i am native here and to the manner born" has morphed into "to the manor born".

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 03:17 PM (Pg+x7)

183 Wait! I'm the sacrifice??? Fuck that, Brennan. You led the charge!!

Posted by: Saint Comey of the Drapes at December 15, 2019 03:18 PM (CLteG)

184 The Broncos can't buy a break today. Chiefs intercept but a holding call gives it back to the Broncs. Next play, another interception.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 03:18 PM (+y/Ru)

185 For me, the one that was just too incredible was that Carter Page was going to be bribed with 19 percent of Gazprom, which would be worth billions of dollars. That's just laughable.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 03:17 PM (jK8Z7)



That was funny. You have to wonder how no one said, wait a minute, how much is 19% pr gazprom worth?

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 03:18 PM (HALdu)

186 179=spewed coffee. LOL. thanks.

Posted by: Voter theater. at December 15, 2019 03:19 PM (6NfxD)

187 Was there nobody in the chain of command at FBI who maybe raised one eyebrow of skepticism? Was there nobody who said, "this sounds too good to be true."? Was there nobody who said, okay, let's look into it, but this needs some senior oversight because it doesn't pass the smell test"? Or were they just so hungry to take down Trump that they were only too willing to believe such a ridiculous claim?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:11 PM (m45I2)
----------------

They needed a premise, no matter how flimsy, to spy on the Trump campaign and, hopefully, find something they could use to sabotage the campaign.

Since that didn't work, they used the dossier as the means to cripple the Trump presidency.

Unfortunately for them, and fortunately, for us, they're so arrogant and stupid, they thought putting this over would be a piece of cake.

The Deep State seriously underestimated President Trump and seriously overestimated their own abilities.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 03:19 PM (WEBkv)

188 It was insufferable here until Horowitz testified, and even when he
testified then the Eeyores were out in full force. It was as if no one
here read the report and relied on the "press."


Then let me clear that up.

The "Eeyores" understand something, even if they don't articulate it and may not even fully understand it. There is no such thing as 400 pages of facts. Not when lawyers are involved. Everything can be parsed, obfuscated, debated, confused, and ultimately distorted. 400 pages of anything other than pure math are up for debate - and subject to the results of the prevailing narrative.

The shorter portion of that report, the summary, was extremely helpful for the Comeys and other coup members. And in any 400 page report, the summary is more important than the total body of work. Don't like that - don't think it's fair ? Tough shit - it's how the world has always worked and always will.

Maybe Barr is able to make chicken-salad out of those 400 pages of chicken-shit - maybe he's even willing. But it was still a fuck-up by Horowitz that will have to be salvaged at best. Don't bother me with shit like "but his scope". Put Holder in that situation and see what happens.


Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:19 PM (bYn+n)

189 Next play, another interception.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 03:18 PM (+y/Ru)

They need to play Houston every week

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at December 15, 2019 03:19 PM (P4Pk9)

190 I'm glad she kept the mustache
Posted by: Bruce

It's from the Black Russian.

Posted by: Miklos, almost certainly correct at December 15, 2019 03:20 PM (QzkSJ)

191
For me, the one that was just too incredible was that Carter Page was going to be bribed with 19 percent of Gazprom, which would be worth billions of dollars. That's just laughable.



Meanwhile, Hunter Biden is stuffing laundered money in his overnight bag on a way to score some coke and bang a stripper...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 03:20 PM (38jed)

192 It's from the Black Russian.
Posted by: Miklos

She's tossing salads now?

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:20 PM (vd8XM)

193 St James had only the purest motives

Posted by: VMom's phone (aka VM's phone) at December 15, 2019 03:21 PM (Brq1k)

194 Comey wasn't wrong... he was knowingly criminal. It seems to have finally dawned on him that he may actually be held responsible for his actions.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 15, 2019 03:21 PM (nAiE/)

195 Youthful as in looking like 72 trying to look 60

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:21 PM (ZCEU2)

196 Meanwhile, Hunter Biden is stuffing laundered money in his overnight bag on a way to score some coke and bang a stripper...
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 03:20 PM (38jed)
-------------

anyone have Hunter Biden in their Dead Pool?

I'm going with heart attack brought on by drug abuse.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 03:22 PM (WEBkv)

197 Was there nobody in the chain of command at FBI who maybe raised one eyebrow of skepticism? Was there nobody who said, "this sounds too good to be true."? Was there nobody who said, okay, let's look into it, but this needs some senior oversight because it doesn't pass the smell test"? Or were they just so hungry to take down Trump that they were only too willing to believe such a ridiculous claim?
Posted by: Muldoon


Of those that did know:

33% Heads down, kids in college, and a pension to secure

33% We have badges. We are the law. We can't be wrong. Procedure uber alles.

33% FuCk TrUmP~! AcK-ReEeE !@@$%^%^^

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 15, 2019 03:22 PM (GPz65)

198 183 Wait! I'm the sacrifice??? Fuck that, Brennan. You led the charge!!

Yep, look at the crowd you're dealing with. Not a G. Gordon Liddy in the bunch. They will turn on each other with amazing speed.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 15, 2019 03:22 PM (S+f+m)

199 That Dem judge silenced Roger Stone through his trials, as he was trashed everywhere. Yet Comey and the whole coup have CNN and the rest as pulpits from which to preach their own holiness.


Maybe Stone can write a book from prison ... the Apostle Paul did that ... was a best seller. (eventually) But I don't know what Stone was involved in really ... all the political players got some quid pro quo ... but only Trump supporters get the "lying to the FBI on some innocuous detail" charge/conviction.


Manafort was guilty of some things for sure ... but they tortured him in solitary, kept bringing him back to see if he would testify against Trump and tell their scripted lie. I guess he never did that, so off with his head.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2019 03:22 PM (Cus5s)

200 In all fairness, Hillary had requested the "Amanda Blake" special. A beauty mark with three long black hairs growing out of the center, but they were 'out-of-stock'.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:23 PM (m45I2)

201 >>The shorter portion of that report, the summary, was extremely helpful for the Comeys and other coup members. And in any 400 page report, the summary is more important than the total body of work. Don't like that - don't think it's fair ? Tough shit - it's how the world has always worked and always will.


There was no part of that report that was helpful to anyone involved. If you actually read the report or even listened to Horowitz' testimony you would know that everyone involved was criminally referred.

Nobody is helped by being criminally referred to a US Attorney for possible prosecution.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:23 PM (ZLI7S)

202 Or were they just so hungry to take down Trump that they were only too willing to believe such a ridiculous claim?
Posted by: Muldoon

They were already hip-deep and had been for years.

Clinton Foundation
Uranium One
Email server
Etc. etc

They realized that their asses were on the line. They attacked Trump on the best defense is offense principle.

Posted by: Miklos, this goes back years and years at December 15, 2019 03:23 PM (QzkSJ)

203 Criminal referrals were made.


Resulting in?

Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at December 15, 2019 03:23 PM (UU64l)

204 194 Comey wasn't wrong... he was knowingly criminal. It seems to have finally dawned on him that he may actually be held responsible for his actions.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 15, 2019 03:21 PM (nAiE/)
---------------

I think "sacrificed for his actions" is more accurate.

Either way works for me, though.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 03:24 PM (WEBkv)

205 dailymail.co.uk/Hillary-Clinton 72 looks incredibly youthful event Broadway


I'm glad she kept the mustache
Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:15 PM (vd8XM)

Her face looks like a jigsaw puzzle, actually two jigsaw puzzles combined into one.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 03:24 PM (Uu+Jp)

206 Youthful as in looking like 72 trying to look 60

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:21 PM (ZCEU2)

********

The only thing her face tits are missing are nipples

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 15, 2019 03:24 PM (flINI)

207 He signed two or three of the FISA applications
there by attesting to their veracity under penalty of law. How I would
Love to see the FBI swat teams show up at his door he being frog walked
to a waiting paddy wagon. Ain't gonna happen, but one can dream.

Posted by: rah at December 15, 2019 02:41 PM (QGdgs)

If the frog march wasn't a very real possibility at this point, Comey would still be acting in his usual arrogant, condescending manner.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 15, 2019 03:24 PM (nAiE/)

208 174 >>THIS. I'm going with the latter, too, because the judges have an affirmative duty to address fraud perpetrated on the court. There is no FISA exception I know to that rule.

I'm going with the former. The way the process is setup the courts are reliant on the FBI/DOJ to tell the truth when presenting a warrant. There is no reason for the courts to be corrupt if the people submitting the application are corrupt.

And boy howdy were the FBI agents corrupt.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

Well, I used to be in the "FISA judges were in on it" camp, but after the IG report, I'm not so sure. The FBI/DOJ appears to genuinely have thought there was a chance that the authorization for domestic surveillance wouldn't be issued, because they wouldn't have gone through all the trouble to create a fake paper trail and even alter the CIA's email if they knew the fix was in and they were just putting together a CYA file-stuffer.

Maybe it goes into one of history's curiosities, like why the Polish Communist government never expropriated anyone's real property (except for in Warsaw, which was too badly damaged to identify where the prewar property lines were), or why the Soviet Union felt the need to go through the motions of holding elections, having a legislature, enacting the Communist platform into law, etc., when the Politburo could have just ruled by decree. My personal favorite is Jim Crow laws. If everyone were racist, no laws would be necessary. The real target of Jim Crow had to be whites who weren't sufficiently racist.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 03:24 PM (jK8Z7)

209 He referred EVERYONE in the chain of command.

Trump should start pulling names out of a hat at his rallies.

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 03:24 PM (FhXTo)

210 The only thing her face tits are missing are nipples
Posted by: Truck Monkey

Those are down by her knees

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:25 PM (vd8XM)

211
Kennedy Center Honors are tonight. The more superficial the business the more awards and prizes it hands out.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 03:26 PM (7rVsF)

212 Hillary's plastic surgeon must be a big fan of Lon Chaney.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 03:26 PM (38jed)

213 Hillary looks like that baboon that guest rants here sometimes
Or it it a mandrill?

Posted by: VMom's phone (aka VM's phone) at December 15, 2019 03:26 PM (Brq1k)

214 in that fox interview, comey said as director he didn't exercise oversight on individual cases. but he apprised trump of the dossier, and immediately after went to a waiting car and reported on trump's reaction to the crossfire hurricane team (i think), not just memorialized the meeting in a memo on his computer, but was in essence spying on trump. he, the director.

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 03:27 PM (Pg+x7)

215 Hillary is going to run.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (tGmee)

Depends

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 03:27 PM (AMcQa)

216 Why aren't I 50 points ahead years younger looking?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:27 PM (m45I2)

217 Truck monkey - someone has to be working on that Photoshop

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:28 PM (ZCEU2)

218 "Over confident, no intent, my recollection, mistakes were made, etc. Looks like we have a new set of squares for bullshit bingo.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 03:28 PM (LOq4H)

219 They attacked Trump on the best defense is offense principle.
Posted by: Miklos, this goes back years and years at December 15, 2019 03:23 PM (QzkSJ)

I've previously opined that the Mueller investigation was a giant obstruction of justice scheme to prevent Crossfire Hurricane and its predecessor investigative hijinks from being prosecuted. I also believe the impeachment is a giant obstruction of justice scheme to prevent the goings-on in the Ukraine from being investigated.

"You scratched my anchor!"

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 15, 2019 03:28 PM (jK8Z7)

220
dailymail.co.uk/Hillary-Clinton 72 looks incredibly youthful event Broadway

Holy crap it looks like Botox on crack
Posted by: Skip


Hemorrhoids on steroids

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 03:29 PM (aKsyK)

221 anyone have Hunter Biden in their Dead Pool?

I'm going with heart attack brought on by drug abuse.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 03:22 PM (WEBkv)

His last words will be "win for me dad".
The word of a Biden.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 03:29 PM (Uu+Jp)

222 The inauguration day had Obama and Trump standing on the steps. Obama wondering if Trump would find out that he had framed him. God I hate him.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2019 03:30 PM (LxTcq)

223 Hillary is going to run.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (tGmee)

Good..........I want to see that Slab of Meat trick again.

Someone call the big, bald, unknown black guy that was at her beck and fall and tell him to stand by.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 03:30 PM (Z+IKu)

224 There was no part of that report that was helpful to
anyone involved. If you actually read the report or even listened to
Horowitz' testimony you would know that everyone involved was criminally
referred.



Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:23 PM (ZLI7S)


Yes Jack, I read it. Get this - people can see what's going on here, and come to a perfectly logical and reasonable conclusion different than yours. Yes Jack - everything we suspected was written down in a report. Yet, the money shot from Hero Horowitz was "Nothing to see, move along".


That's your Achilles Heal. You're not alone in it. You have an extremely inflexible view of how events can unfold, and an even less imaginative understanding of the motivations of others.

For all your surety - there are a virtual army of lawyers pulling apart that report, right now. And an equal number of advocates spinning the public perception of it - which is ultimately money better spent. 400 pages of anything is fertile ground. A summary like Horowitz put out was a gift.

Jack - if public perception is spun to "this doesn't matter" - no fucking judge is ever going to bang that gavel and send a single damn one of them to jail. This isn't an episode of Perry Mason where everyone gasps at the verdict and the big-dog in town goes down.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:31 PM (bYn+n)

225 "208 174 >>THIS. I'm going with the latter, too, because the judges have an affirmative duty to address fraud perpetrated on the court. There is no FISA exception I know to that rule.

I'm going with the former. The way the process is setup the courts are reliant on the FBI/DOJ to tell the truth when presenting a warrant. There is no reason for the courts to be corrupt if the people submitting the application are corrupt.

And boy howdy were the FBI agents corrupt.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

Well, I used to be in the "FISA judges were in on it" camp, but after the IG report, I'm not so sure. The FBI/DOJ appears to genuinely have thought there was a chance that the authorization for domestic surveillance wouldn't be issued, because they wouldn't have gone through all the trouble to create a fake paper trail and even alter the CIA's email if they knew the fix was in and they were just putting together a CYA file-stuffer.

Maybe it goes into one of history's curiosities, like why the Polish Communist government never expropriated anyone's real property (except for in Warsaw, which was too badly damaged to identify where the prewar property lines were), or why the Soviet Union felt the need to go through the motions of holding elections, having a legislature, enacting the Communist platform into law, etc., when the Politburo could have just ruled by decree. My personal favorite is Jim Crow laws. If everyone were racist, no laws would be necessary. The real target of Jim Crow had to be whites who weren't sufficiently racist."

I can't get past the failure to call to account those who perpetrated the fraud. Also, Contreas from memory was close to Strzok. There also were reports hearings weren't even held. That last may have been debunked but I missed it. At best the FISA courts were grossly negligent, but I think it was worse than that, but good point about the fake paper trail.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 03:31 PM (iw59Q)

226 Hillary might have Bill's nuts in those cheeks.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 03:31 PM (Uu+Jp)

227 Hillary will run for President if she thinks she's close to getting charged for her crimes.

Hillary will, with good reason, think the optics of "political persecution" will be enough to keep investigators off her back.

So, maybe Bill in indicted instead?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 03:31 PM (WEBkv)

228 Hillary looks very life-like.

https://tinyurl.com/rpjcmkp

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:31 PM (pNm1M)

229 "I've sentenced FBI Directors younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn't want to....felt I owed it to them."

Posted by: Judge Elihu Miklos-Smales at December 15, 2019 03:32 PM (QzkSJ)

230 Comey has a classic tell when he says a big lie. His eyes move to the right and down. He does it a lot

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2019 03:32 PM (NuJm4)

231 Comey's non-apology reminds me of an incident I saw on the subway in Chicago, a few decades ago. A plains-clothes cop had just nabbed a pickpocket and was about to lead him off the train, when the pickpocket, in cuffs, whined, "Look, she got her wallet back. Can you let me go?" To which the cop responded, as if he were instructing a child: "That's not the point. You shouldn't have taken it in the first place!" We need that cop to explain to Comey that that's not the point: you shouldn't have signed that pack of lies in the first place!

Posted by: Brown Line at December 15, 2019 03:33 PM (S6ArX)

232 RBG did not look life like when she was alive.

Hillary looks like she is doing her Lo Pan impression.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 15, 2019 03:33 PM (ycWCI)

233 You'd think that a person as wealthy as she is could afford a better plastic surgeon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 03:07 PM (I2/tG)
------
Nah. you inject her ass fat into your cheeks and see what happens.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 15, 2019 03:33 PM (WQZ1O)

234 The inauguration day had Obama and Trump standing on the steps. Obama wondering if Trump would find out that he had framed him. God I hate him.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2019 03:30 PM (LxTcq)

********

Urkel has absolutely no reason to be smug... but he is anyway

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 15, 2019 03:33 PM (flINI)

235 MaMa Comey was right to worry about her son being in legal peril.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 03:34 PM (V3fhb)

236 They grafted a baby's butt on to Hilz' face.

Posted by: klaftern at December 15, 2019 03:34 PM (RuIsu)

237 >>Yes Jack, I read it. Get this - people can see what's going on here, and come to a perfectly logical and reasonable conclusion different than yours. Yes Jack - everything we suspected was written down in a report. Yet, the money shot from Hero Horowitz was "Nothing to see, move along".


No, that's wrong, Scogg.

You should have listened to the interview Bill Barr did with the WSJ where he explained the purpose of the IG, the limitations and what he actually reported.

People continue to misstate what Horowitz actually said. He demonstrated and stated that there were multiple biased actions throughout the process but what he did not find was documentary or testimonial evidence that led to specific actions. In other words he didn't find a smoking gun document nor did anyone confess. How shocking.

Barr gets it. Durham gets. And Horowitz gets it or he wouldn't have referred his entire report to Durham.

Sorry, this was far worse for Team Coup than you want to admit.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:35 PM (ZLI7S)

238 She is what? 72? At a certain point there is only so much even a very skilled surgeon can do. The body is just saying, fuck looking youthful, we are trying to stay alive here!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 15, 2019 03:36 PM (ycWCI)

239 Someone call the big, bald, unknown black guy that was at her beck and fall and tell him to stand by.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 03:30 PM (Z+IKu)


Waving his hand over his head, calling for a fair catch.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:36 PM (pNm1M)

240 The body is just saying, fuck looking youthful, we are trying to stay alive here!
Posted by: Aetius451AD

The body should give up then

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:36 PM (vd8XM)

241 anyone have Hunter Biden in their Dead Pool?



I'm going with heart attack brought on by drug abuse.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

at December 15, 2019 03:22 PM (WEBkv)



His last words will be "win for me dad".

The word of a Biden.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 03:29 PM (Uu+Jp)


Plagiarist that he is it will go something like this:

I'm going to tell you something I've
kept to myself for years. None of you ever knew Hunter Biden. It was long
before your time. But you all know what a tradition he was as a Biden.

And the last thing he said to me,
"Dad," he said, "sometime, when the team is up against it, and the breaks
are beating the boys, tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win
just one for the Hunter."

"I don't know where I'll be then, Dad", he said, "but I'll know about it; and I'll be happy." True story. My word as a Biden

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2019 03:36 PM (AMcQa)

242 When I look down and to the right I am thinking this must be how Jesus felt when he was persecuted for being righteous and pure.

Posted by: Saint Comey of the Drapes at December 15, 2019 03:36 PM (CLteG)

243 Some mistakes were made.

Some airplanes hit the side of the Twin Towers.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:36 PM (m45I2)

244 Looking at the "after" photo of Hillary on DM, I yelled, "Phone home!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:37 PM (pNm1M)

245 "the inauguration day had obama and trump standing on the steps..."

yeah, i mentioned a while back that obama was probably thinking "you don't have the faintest idea the storm coming your way."

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 03:37 PM (Pg+x7)

246 FIBs (including Comey) use the contrived "Procedures" to cover up their crimes. Such as protecting Hillary's criminal activities, and fabricating evidence against Trump as an insurance policy.

It just so happened their fake evidence on Trump was pretty much exactly what they did ... conspiring with DNC/Fusion/Ukraine/Russia to "interfere inn our elections". They knew all along they were doing it, and they knew Trump was innocent. The spying was to help them better frame Trump. (like fabricating the story around Cohen in Prague, or wherever ... but their spying failed and they got the wrong Cohen, it seems)

They didn't need to spy on Hillary, they knew she was guilty and were her fixers (Comey/Mueller had been that for a long time). They didn't need to give Trump a defensive briefing on Page ... they knew he was an agent for the CIA, but they lied about it. Their procedures are to cover themselves, to to protect the public. So Whitaker claims procedures were followed ... but one guy lied, or maybe it was 21 guys lied, who is counting?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2019 03:38 PM (Cus5s)

247 Some rope fell around my neck.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 15, 2019 03:39 PM (stKm9)

248 Nothing a little Overconfidence Training won't fix!

Posted by: Dir. Chris Wray, Bias Training Graduate at December 15, 2019 03:39 PM (Ndje9)

249 "I don't know where I'll be then, Dad", he said, "but I'll know about it; and I'll be happy." True story. My word as a Biden

Posted by: TheQuietMan

"Peter? Before you send that SOB downstairs, could I have a few minutes with him?"

Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus at December 15, 2019 03:39 PM (QzkSJ)

250 Nah. you inject her ass fat into your cheeks and see what happens.
Posted by: BluesFish at December 15, 2019 03:33 PM (WQZ1O)


Ass fat?

Posted by: Brie Larsen at December 15, 2019 03:39 PM (pNm1M)

251 Some mistakes were made.

Some airplanes hit the side of the Twin Towers.

Posted by: Muldoon

So Comey is taking the Ilhan Omar defense?

Posted by: Miklos, almost verbatim at December 15, 2019 03:40 PM (QzkSJ)

252 Sorry, this was far worse for Team Coup than you want to admit.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 03:35 PM (ZLI7S)


I want you to be right. But we're talking reports here. The only raids have been conducted by the Left.

And we're talking 400 pages. You think the fictions made up regarding the meaning of the Constitution are something ? Imagine what lawyers can do with 400 pages.

What is this with you, and Fen, and a couple others regarding "Scogg" ? Is that your safe word for "can someone rid me of this troublesome poster" ?

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:40 PM (bYn+n)

253 Bless his heart.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 15, 2019 03:41 PM (stKm9)

254 I found a better Hillary post0op picture:


https://tinyurl.com/queyc3w

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:42 PM (m45I2)

255 Scoggdog was legendary.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 15, 2019 03:42 PM (ycWCI)

256 OT and missed this on the last thread, I'm trying to get my shopping done.

103 i'm a low rent knuckle scraping asshole. last time i drank wine was in high school. whatever.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (KP5rU)

I LOL'd
I love you chavez

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 03:43 PM (a4qVe)

257 post-oop

One of my funnier typos

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:43 PM (m45I2)

258 The thing about that Hilly pic is you can see what sad shape the rest of her face is in.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 03:44 PM (38jed)

259 Muldoon that half looks like Bill

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:44 PM (ZCEU2)

260 I was overconfident as director in our procedures, and that what happened was not acceptable.
Posted by: Sir Cloudsley Shovel at December 15, 2019 03:04 PM (7rVsF)

Heh. I met, on several occasions, a guy who claimed to be a descendant: Cloudesly Shovell Quentin Hoodspith. He was editor/owner of a small community newspaper near Vancouver, the Lions Gate Times. Quite an engaging fellow, with a wicked sense of humor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 03:44 PM (Ol3ZL)

261 The thing about that Hilly pic is you can see what sad shape the rest of her face is in.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

There's a lot of murder in that face

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:44 PM (vd8XM)

262 WHY WON'T ANYONE TAKE MY CALLS?????

Posted by: Saint Comey of the Drapes at December 15, 2019 03:45 PM (CLteG)

263 Biden getting pushed out by his own crimes, and his dementia ... but Hillary may help that if she is really getting in. Convenient for Hillary that Joe lost one son that seems to have kept him out in 2016.


Corrupt old Hilda muscled her way through the primary ... hard to believe she would do it again, but Hunter better be careful. And why do we hear nothing about the investigation into the very corrupt Clinton Foundation? That was also supposedly being investigated.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2019 03:45 PM (Cus5s)

264 last time i drank wine was in high school. whatever.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Boone's Farm-it's a panty dropper AND and a hangover inducer!

Posted by: Miklos, if memory serves at December 15, 2019 03:45 PM (QzkSJ)

265 A better photo of post-op Hillary:

https://tinyurl.com/t23vw7e

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:46 PM (pNm1M)

266 That's an awful lot of surgery to end up looking like that. And still never be president.

Oh well.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 03:46 PM (t+qrx)

267 Hillary's big unmasking:

https://tinyurl.com/uzygazp

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 03:48 PM (38jed)

268 What about this prick framing Gen. Flynn?

That WAS normal procedure. It's what they do. It's called a process crime....get you talking and talk yourself into an impeachment corner.

Lying to the FBI. TSK TSK

Well here the FBI LIES TO US. Not a crime and THAT is a crime.

Same with check valve laws with guns apply to the government.... Hell, they even get free license plates and postage stamps and don't pay property taxes. I know the counterarguments but the more speed bumps we can put in front of government the less time they have to screw us.

Posted by: torabora at December 15, 2019 03:48 PM (Y274z)

269 I loved Boone's Farm.
Fermented apple cider was yummy too.
Peppermint schnapps and hot cocoa was delish.
And we drank Lowenbrau in the woods.
Hmmm, I might have been a bit of an alky in high school.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 03:48 PM (a4qVe)

270 The thing is, both my wife and I think she looked better before the plastic surgery. She looked like a normal person, not a young one, but a normal one.

Now she looks like she's related to E.T.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:48 PM (pNm1M)

271 Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:31 PM (bYn+n)

Don't get discouraged. A lot of hangers on will pile on. It's OK to have counter opinions and expectations. History and all available indications demand it at this point.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 15, 2019 03:49 PM (1CjJc)

272 WHY WON'T ANYONE TAKE MY CALLS?????
Posted by: Saint Comey

*******

"You have reached the Suicide Hotline. We are experiencing an unusually high call volume. Your call will be answered in the order in which it was received. Please listen carefully to the following options. For encouragement, press 1. For specific techniques and procedures press 2. For operator assistance, press 3..."

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:49 PM (m45I2)

273 Plastic surgery and filler and Botox change your face so much. It's too weird

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 03:49 PM (a4qVe)

274 Hmmm, I might have been a bit of an alky in high school.
Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 03:48 PM (a4qVe)

We would drink Leroux flavored brandys. Crazy.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 03:50 PM (H8QX8)

275 Comeys done a lot of bad shit in his career. Martha Stewart. Tried to get Frank Quattrone. Did stints in the private sector that were payoffs for DOJ leniency. Clearly worked in cahoots with Mueller

The plan was that Comey would be AG. McCabe would get the FBI. Lynch would be the first black woman on SCOTUS. Everyone would move up you see

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2019 03:50 PM (NuJm4)

276 Overconfident? More a pompous ass in reality.

Posted by: Lump at December 15, 2019 03:51 PM (2SLcB)

277 Corrupt old Hilda muscled her way through the primary ... hard to believe she would do it again, but Hunter better be careful.

She won't elbow her way into the primary food fight. She'll sit on the sidelines, by her phone, waiting, and practicing saying, "Who, me? Well, if it's for the good of the party, and you insist ... but you owe me big time."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 03:51 PM (pNm1M)

278 Comey to go for a walk in the Park alone and run into the Clintons in 3....2..

Posted by: Oh no! Not the bees! at December 15, 2019 03:51 PM (N5dam)

279 In all fairness, Hillary had requested the "Amanda Blake" special. A beauty mark with three long black hairs growing out of the center, but they were 'out-of-stock'.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:23 PM (m45I2)

37.5% of a face-sized spider would work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 03:51 PM (Ol3ZL)

280 "I wuz overconfident in the ability of the FBI... CIA... NSA... The Halfrican POTUS...Monica Lewinskis Boyfriends Wife.....MLBW.....to take down the Orange man and cement the death of freedom and capitalism and replace it with an Oligarchy were only rich and crooked need apply".....Sincerely Sir James Comey Esq....Trying to find 1 juror to vote not guilty...PS It's hard to blend into the prison crowd when your this tall and stupid...

Posted by: ConcealedKerryorSubmitt at December 15, 2019 03:51 PM (kHv/o)

281 Hillary's big unmasking:

https://tinyurl.com/uzygazp
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 03:48 PM (38jed)


That's Henry Waxman.

Hillary's the Cryptkeeper.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 03:53 PM (t+qrx)

282 Years ago during Jug Ears I still remember a radio program talking about Comey and said his goal was the new FBI building ( the J Edgar was still in use) would be named after him.
Pompous ass

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 03:53 PM (ZCEU2)

283 Is there a supercut out there of how many times St. Reverend Brotherman James Comey has changed, umm, er...adjusted xis story?

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2019 03:54 PM (kD8Fh)

284 Unveiling of the Jeffery Epstein Suicide Prevention Line.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 15, 2019 03:54 PM (stKm9)

285 Years ago during Jug Ears I still remember a radio program talking about Comey and said his goal was the new FBI building ( the J Edgar was still in use) would be named after him.
Pompous ass
Posted by: Skip

They could name the window treatments after him.
The James Comey Memorial Venetian Blinds

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 03:55 PM (vd8XM)

286 Instead of "scared straight." People need to tell the convicts, "When you get out, work for the government, you'll never be convicted again. Oh, sorry, also join the Democrat party."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 03:55 PM (LOq4H)

287 The plan was that Comey would be AG. McCabe would
get the FBI. Lynch would be the first black woman on SCOTUS. Everyone
would move up you see.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2019 03:50 PM (NuJm4)


Yep. And when shit goes south - just keep on lying. You're not caught yet, and you might get a reprieve.

I would really like to know - what made Comey flinch ? Can't be the Horowitz report - he saw that shit weeks before we did. Bet your ass he was tipped off on it. That report was for the rubes.

Here's how I could see Horowitz turning out as a White Hat in the end - his entire effort was a diversion. A head fake while other folks did the real work.

Wouldn't that be sweet ?

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:55 PM (bYn+n)

288 223 Hillary is going to run.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 03:16 PM (tGmee)

Good..........I want to see that Slab of Meat trick again.

Someone call the big, bald, unknown black guy that was at her beck and fall and tell him to stand by.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 03:30 PM (Z+IKu)

She has a new doctor. A older blonde woman she is always with.
Allegedly.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 03:55 PM (EPqyT)

289 269 I loved Boone's Farm.
Fermented apple cider was yummy too.
Peppermint schnapps and hot cocoa was delish.
And we drank Lowenbrau in the woods.
Hmmm, I might have been a bit of an alky in high school.
Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 03:48 PM (a4qVe)


Annie Green Springs
Cherry Vodka
Coors tall-boys
Southern Comfort
Seagrams 7

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 15, 2019 03:55 PM (377Zs)

290 Unveiling of the Jeffery Epstein Suicide Prevention Line.


*******

You have reached the Suicide Assistance Hotline. How may we help you?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 03:56 PM (m45I2)

291 Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 03:40 PM (bYn+n)

I liked Scogg Dog; I wish he would just post under his own original forum name instead of using various handles. And I don't think that everyone who's a contrarian is Scogg Dog. It's just that his style is pretty distinctive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2019 03:56 PM (WI7YS)

292 To prove a conspiracy your need talking narrative witnesses. I'm looking at you Lisa!

If a few flip, the whole cabal goes down. The Flynn Frame should be the centerpiece. Everyone hates dirty cops.

Imagine Comey exposed as having a hand in the Flynn Frame. It will put everything else he did in context. He'll be the most hated man in our history

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2019 03:58 PM (NuJm4)

293 Bless Comey's broken neck.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 15, 2019 04:00 PM (stKm9)

294 Who is the FISA judge who green lighted this shit show and why isnt this clown held accountable

Posted by: Regular joe at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (6/uwW)

295 Here's where I'm skeptical about Jack Straw, who seems to have been right about everything so far. The judges were innocent?
Someone, no matter their bona fides, wanted to surveil the opposing party presidential campaign and you assumed everything was on the up and up?
And the story was the Russian hookers?
They were in it up to their eyeballs, which is why we haven't seen any of them say a word. Or Roberts, who should be very upset.

Posted by: artemis at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (AwPyG)

296 4. if you are Comey, stop calling, just do it.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (Cus5s)

297 Nood FOOD!

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (vd8XM)

298 Is J. Edgar Comey worried that Bill Barr is going to hale him before a jury? If yes, J. Edgar better hope that he can bamboozle a left wing D.C. Federal Jury.

Posted by: mercenary13 at December 15, 2019 04:01 PM (f2D0o)

299 >>Imagine Comey exposed as having a hand in the Flynn Frame. It will put everything else he did in context. He'll be the most hated man in our history

He's already admitted it in his own inimitable fashion.

He gave an interview a while ago where he stated that normally if he wanted to do a formal interview of WH personnel he would work through the WH counsel and proper channels. But since the Trump administration was new and somewhat in chaos during those early days he just had them call Flynn directly and make it appear to be an informal talk.

He set Flynn up in the meeting with Strzok and Pientka that led to him being charged with lying to the FBI.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 04:02 PM (ZLI7S)

300 I guess Hillary could have enough voting fraud so that she could win, but I think only the Hillary die hards would vote for her. I know someone who's a reliably Democrat voter and they had a bumper sticker on the back of their car during the last election saying "Big Meteor 2106" I'm still not sure who they voted for. Where does Hillary get the idea she's universally beloved as a candidate?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2019 04:02 PM (WI7YS)

301 She has a new doctor. A older blonde woman she is always with.
Allegedly.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 03:55 PM (EPqyT)


Interesting. There was an older blonde woman next to her after she got shithoused and fell in her tub in India, but she wasn't identified in the photo captions.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/t7poszj

Right there next to her, on the other side from Huma, but never mentioned. Also, she has a face like a bulldog's ass, which is what I would expect from Hillary's physician.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 04:03 PM (t+qrx)

302 Interesting. There was an older blonde woman next to her after she got shithoused and fell in her tub in India, but she wasn't identified in the photo captions.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/t7poszj


She fell in the tub? What was she doing drinking in the tub?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 04:06 PM (pNm1M)

303 The "mistakes" that got made weren't accidents. You just need the low level perps to say who directed them

Flynn's 302 got altered. I believe by Sztrok. Lisa would know. Pull on that string. And there are others

Why was Sztrok put on everything. To keep it tight. But if you break him, you get so much

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2019 04:07 PM (NuJm4)

304 Where does Hillary get the idea she's universally beloved as a candidate?

All people in power eventually get their ideas from a self-selected group that chose to pursue the job of surrounding said person in power. Those eager beavers don't get there by telling the head honcho they're wrong.


I don't know if it's really true that a Roman would pay someone to whisper "All glory is fleeting" while they soaked up the adoration of the crowd eating bread and looking forward to the circus later.

But it's a really good idea.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:09 PM (bYn+n)

305 I don't know if it's really true that a Roman would pay someone to whisper "All glory is fleeting" while they soaked up the adoration of the crowd eating bread and looking forward to the circus later.

The tradition was for a slave to ride in the chariot with a Roman receiving a triumph and whispering that to him as they proceeded through the streets of Rome.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 04:11 PM (pNm1M)

306 If an artist painted a picture of Hillary looking like that he'd commit suicide by shooting himself in the back of the head three times.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 04:13 PM (Uu+Jp)

307 she looks like this fella

https://i.___flip.com/142teu.jpg

Posted by: vmom and the book thief haters club at December 15, 2019 04:14 PM (G546f)

308 301 She has a new doctor. A older blonde woman she is always with.
Allegedly.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 03:55 PM (EPqyT)

Interesting. There was an older blonde woman next to her after she got shithoused and fell in her tub in India, but she wasn't identified in the photo captions.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/t7poszj

Right there next to her, on the other side from Huma, but never mentioned. Also, she has a face like a bulldog's ass, which is what I would expect from Hillary's physician.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 04:03 PM (t+qrx)

I believe that's her. It sure does look like the same woman from the walking in (NY?) in a moo moo with huge cankles showing. There are other pictures like when Hillary is taking a walk in (NY?) a few months ago in the moo moo with the huge cankles showing. The blonde woman is walking with her then and holding her hands at one point like she is checking on her. Places like the daily mail uk and other paparazzi sites would be great places to dig for recent photos of Hillary in the wild to identify the new doctor.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 04:16 PM (EPqyT)

309 The tradition was for a slave to ride in the chariot
with a Roman receiving a triumph and whispering that to him as they
proceeded through the streets of Rome.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 04:11 PM (pNm1M)


Then my answer is spot on - nobody in modern society tolerates a contrary opinion very long. So when you see the question "Why won't anyone tell them this is stupid" it's because only the stupid, or those who truly don't give a damn, ever give a contrary opinion.

None dare call it treason.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 04:16 PM (bYn+n)

310 She fell in the tub? What was she doing drinking in the tub?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 04:06 PM (pNm1M)


Drinking.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 04:17 PM (t+qrx)

311 http://bit.ly/2PogeE3
*******
Book: Dossier Author Worked with Obama Admin to Build Putin Sources

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 04:18 PM (BqBId)

312 http://bit.ly/35pVCRw
*******
Comey's Theme Song

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 04:22 PM (BqBId)

313 That Greta with no script in the sidebar is excellent. I think it really demonstrates that she's nothing more than a prop who has been exploited by her parents and handlers and doesn't have her own thoughts that she's able to convey without coaching.

Posted by: buzzion at December 15, 2019 04:25 PM (Z7lwY)

314 I sincerely regret how my subordinates let me down and did all these things without my knowledge. Sincerely.

Sincerely,

Posted by: Parson Jim "Dindu Nuffin" Comey at December 15, 2019 04:29 PM (Ndje9)

315 That Greta with no script in the sidebar is excellent. I think it really demonstrates that she's nothing more than a prop who has been exploited by her parents and handlers and doesn't have her own thoughts that she's able to convey without coaching.
Posted by: buzzion at December 15, 2019 04:25 PM (Z7lwY)


That must've just been posted.

"What message are you trying to send?"
"Uh... what was the question?"
"What message are you trying to send?"
"Someone else please answer this question."

Truly, she speaks from profound feeling and passion about her cause. I am humbled by her command of the issues and topics.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 04:33 PM (t+qrx)

316 That must've just been posted.

"What message are you trying to send?"
"Uh... what was the question?"
"What message are you trying to send?"
"Someone else please answer this question."

Truly, she speaks from profound feeling and passion about her cause. I am humbled by her command of the issues and topics.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 04:33 PM (t+qrx)


For someone who snarls passionately at the drop of a rag, she's curiously inchoate when asked what her message is. WTF have you been ranting about the last couple years if you're stumped by this question?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 04:35 PM (pNm1M)

317 If she walks like a duck and looks like a duck is she a duck?

Posted by: Trunk Mayhem at December 15, 2019 04:41 PM (pGnDm)

318 Why was Sztrok put on everything. To keep it tight. But if you break him, you get so much


Conversely, Strok epsteined ties up a lot of lose ends.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2019 04:46 PM (yQpMk)

319 At a certain point there is only so much even a very skilled surgeon can do. 

-
Silk purse, sow's ear.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 04:47 PM (+y/Ru)

320 I was overconfident in procedures.
I was wrong about that thing that happened in your mouth.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at December 15, 2019 04:58 PM (hYUjK)

321 Article doesn't mention Strzok. It does elaborate that it was a bumbling coup because the operational heads had little or no field experience.
And asks the question, who was really running the show?

By ex CIA man, Charles Faddis.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ve3dvn3

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 04:59 PM (pGnDm)

322 269, 289- TJ Swan Steppin' Out was our beverage of choice.

Posted by: Moonbeam at December 15, 2019 05:05 PM (qe5CM)

323 Comey's mother in law hoped thought he was going to prison.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 05:11 PM (pGnDm)

324
anyone have Hunter Biden in their Dead Pool?

I'm going with heart attack brought on by drug abuse.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 15, 2019 03:22 PM (WEBkv)

----

"I'm a horse."

-Len Bias, June 19, 1986

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 15, 2019 05:13 PM (t5m5e)

325 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Because Nancy's teeth were falling out of her mouth, and she didn't have time to think!

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 05:21 PM (BqBId)

326 Wallace is the best they could get? That dude keeps pushing false narratives about the Ukraine call.

Posted by: Spidly at December 15, 2019 05:23 PM (buP4J)

327 @ 26 Bruce
Where is this German restaurant you speak of? It might be within driving distance of us in Dixon.

As for appetizers Jules makes these great cheese puffs. Recipe came from her grandmother who took a course and appetizers with Mrs Pope in Chicago. You mix shredded cheese, chopped green onion, bacon crumbles, a bit of mayo and a beaten egg. Put on White Bread rounds you've cut out and broil briefly. These are delish family favorite at the holidays.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 05:33 PM (4lkw3)

328 Boris, harassed by a group, as he walked up the street, turned to them and remarked, "lefty tossers".

Guess they have tossed salads in Britain too.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 05:46 PM (pGnDm)

329 Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 05:46 PM (pGnDm)
******
Think that is British for Jerkoffs

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 06:01 PM (BqBId)

330 37 He signed two or three of the FISA applications there by attesting to their veracity under penalty of law.


But with his other hand, he had his fingers crossed behind his back.

So all is good!

That's the way it worked in first grade, anyway.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2019 06:03 PM (sy5kK)

331 She fell in the tub? What was she doing drinking in the tub?

Simplifies clean up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (38jed)

332 Hilz might have an iron lung under that circus tent.

Posted by: klaftern at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (RuIsu)

333 Hilz might have an iron lung under that circus tent.
Posted by: klaftern at December 15, 2019 06:08 PM (RuIsu)
*******
Or Huma

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 06:16 PM (BqBId)

334 Dildo Hunter Biden was in business with James "Whitey's Nephew" Bulger. Whitey - an informant for the corrupt FBI was beaten to death in prison just over a year ago. There is a media blackout on the fact that Dildo Hunter Biden was in business with a mobster son/courrupt senator's nephew along with Secretary of State John Kerry's stepson.

Impeachment is SQUIRREL!

Posted by: spidly at December 15, 2019 06:17 PM (buP4J)

335 Check out the double slip'n fall at the DM link.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2019 06:21 PM (pGnDm)

336 32 Those "procedures" were put in place by.....Robert Mewler.

And providing"Guidance" on their application was one of the three duties of the IG, Michael Horowitz

The other two are Oversight and Integrity.

Horowitz goes oh for three.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at December 15, 2019 06:22 PM (EMi53)

337 Comey did not kill himself. Just trying it out.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at December 15, 2019 06:42 PM (IPvH/)

338 How much upheaval has this bumblefuck nitwit already caused to American history from being such a feckless crapweasel?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 06:57 PM (38jed)

339 I love how he's trying to blame the "system " when he is in charge.
So his defense is" Oh, I'm lazy".
The hammer of justice can't hit this guy hard enough.
And don't think he wasn't under orders. Guys like this never act without orders.

Posted by: Iblis at December 15, 2019 07:44 PM (1mpw4)

340 If he was so confident how come he failed to pursue Hillary with hard evidence of a crime and instead pursue Trump with fake evidence?

Posted by: Bang-a-gong at December 15, 2019 08:04 PM (Qc+Wp)

341 He allowed (or turned a blind eye) to Brennan's crap and embraced the drivel Steele produced. Why?

Posted by: Jean at December 15, 2019 09:43 PM (t1ckn)

342 Comey is seriously using the same defense that 2nd tier Nazi was criminals tried!? Lordy.

Posted by: Fisher at December 15, 2019 10:52 PM (8FfnY)

343 If his defense plan is to plead guilty it might work. Any other will only result in his execution in the most horrible way possible. He ought to opt for a quick and easy demise.

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at December 16, 2019 01:22 AM (Ju2mK)

Pomposity? Insularity? Elitism? Take Your Pick! It's A NYT Trifecta Of Assholishness

Wine is a beverage, meant to be drunk and enjoyed. It isn't a virtue-signalling device or a talisman to ward off yahoos who drink beer and shoot guns. And a big reason why wine is better than ever is modern technology, modern farming techniques, and tremendous improvements in wine making. That is driven by the (relatively) free market in wine, which allows producers to satisfy particular demands without onerous regulations.

The proof is in the bottle, not on the label. If the wine tastes good and is priced for the perceived quality, people will buy, and labels be damned.

But that's not good enough for the vaunted NYT, which has never seen a mass-market product it doesn't love to mock.

Is Natural Wine Dead?

By now pretty much everyone on earth, save for those caught in a Yellow Tail time warp, has heard of "natural" wine. Made from organically grown grapes, with nothing added or taken away, these wines are no passing fad. They are a return to authenticity.
Authenticity? That's crap. Winemakers have been using whatever they can to make their wines taste good. And if that means adding some extra sulfites or some sugar if the grapes aren't perfectly ripe or herbicides and insecticides to increase the quality and yield in the vineyards, then that is fine with me.

In reality, the issue isn't businessmen trying to take advantage of a niche market to make some money, it is that the NYT has to separate themselves and their pseudo-elite readers from the unwashed masses, and one great way is to create controversies such as this to give themselves another way to draw a big bright line between them and us.

And yes...it is "us." You know, the people who buy wine because it tastes good, and don't really give a rat's ass whether it is "natural," or "biodynamic," or has a Gaia-loving esthetic among its winemakers.

"Natural Wine" means exactly nothing. A lot of those vineyards would be dead and gone if it weren't for modern viticultural and wine-making techniques. It's a marketing tool designed to attract exactly the kind of people who write and read the NYT, and has very little to do with the quality of wine in the bottle. Sure, some "natural" wines are good, just as some mass-market wines are good. But there are plenty of crappy "natural" or "organic" wines that taste like spoiled grape juice filtered through a hobo's sock, but they command a market and a price premium precisely because pompous asshats at the NYT tout them as something special. They specialize in linking banal, everyday events and products with some heightened sense of the world around us, as if the bottle of wine one drinks or the toilet paper one uses to wipe one's ass is in some way imbued with special powers to bring one closer to...something. Anything. As long as it isn't one of us.

With the world perched on the verge of multiple disasters, the battle to defend natural wine might seem to be an elitist fool's errand. We all eat, but we don't all drink, so not everyone connects with the idea of wine as an enduring, magical symbol of humanity. But that's in part the appeal, to me, of natural wine -- as a pure expression of honesty, nutrition, culture, poetry and connection to land, the recognition that each wine comes from a different place.
Wow...I have to give the writer credit, that is pompous, elitist, insular, with a soupçon of stupidity and ignorance all wrapped up in one short paragraph.

Posted by: CBD at 12:15 PM




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1 I nooded. Really.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 12:20 PM (qc+VF)

2 Natural huh?...how do they press the grapes?

Posted by: BignJames at December 15, 2019 12:21 PM (X/Pw5)

3 Hello? Is this thing on?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 12:22 PM (qc+VF)

4 Anything to separate US from the ill-mannered, inbred, gap-toothed masses, right?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 15, 2019 12:22 PM (T09ml)

5 nd

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 12:22 PM (BqBId)

6 Rudy Giuliani
@RudyGiuliani
In my next thread of tweets I will be sharing some of the evidence I have garnered through hundreds of hours of research. Turn notifications on & stay tuned.
******
This is gonna get good

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 12:22 PM (BqBId)

7 Maybe the NYT can "return to authenticity" by, I don't know, doing real journalism?



But for them, it wouldn't be a return, it would be doing it for the first time....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 15, 2019 12:23 PM (IttZ7)

8 Whining about wine in the New York Times.

This is news?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:23 PM (hku12)

9 So, is there a natural beer? I'd like to see what the NYT hipsters "know" about that.

Posted by: Gork at December 15, 2019 12:23 PM (VmQ66)

10 I don't understand it. The entire article was written without the use of the word "terroir."

You can't discuss wine intelligently without throwing around the word "terroir."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:23 PM (XVuno)

11 A Belgian? Abbey?

Posted by: BignJames at December 15, 2019 12:25 PM (X/Pw5)

12 8 Whining about wine in the New York Times.

This is news?
Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:23 PM (hku12)

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Heh.

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 12:25 PM (RU4sa)

13 BTW, you probably need 3 times the acreage to produce the same amount of grapes produced "industrially"

Insects and plant diseases, don't you know.

Because sustainable.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 15, 2019 12:25 PM (T09ml)

14 Natural huh?...how do they press the grapes?
Posted by: BignJames at December 15, 2019 12:21 PM (X/Pw5)

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Barefoot, organically-raised French farm girls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:25 PM (XVuno)

15 All the news that's fit to primp.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:26 PM (hku12)

16 Sulphide free wine is a gimmick I think mostly.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:26 PM (ZCEU2)

17 I don't believe "all natural", GMO, locally sourced etc on any product or food.

It's all a crock of Schiff

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 12:26 PM (vd8XM)

18 There is gluten free beer

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:27 PM (ZCEU2)

19 By now pretty much everyone on earth, save for those caught in a Yellow Tail time warp, has heard of "natural" wine.

I'd never heard of it.

I guess my luck was bound to run out sometime.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:27 PM (pNm1M)

20 Natural huh?...how do they press the grapes?
Posted by: BignJames at December 15, 2019 12:21 PM (X/Pw5)

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Barefoot, organically-raised French farm girls.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:25 PM (XVuno)


With yellow vests in their trunks?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:27 PM (hku12)

21 Barefoot, organically-raised French farm girls.+++++
Yes, but are they free range?

Posted by: Old Dude at December 15, 2019 12:27 PM (LGXGf)

22 Extra points to CBD for the use of the word soupçon in a context that has nothing to do with actual soup.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:28 PM (XVuno)

23 I like my red wine. There are great cheap wines, and great expensive wines, and nasty cheap wines, and nasty expensive wines. If it tastes good and happens to be cheap, so be it. I want my wine to be made by a serious wine dude who cares about his wine, not a fucking hippy who worries about the fucking planet first.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:28 PM (9Om/r)

24 "Sommelier, there's a toenail in my Hobo sock-filtered Merlot!"

"Yes, Madam, we pride ourselves on providing you the most "authentic" experience possible."

"Well, OK." *bites down on toenail, chews uncertainly*

"Um, Yes, it's quite good."





Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 15, 2019 12:28 PM (IttZ7)

25 We need free range wine! Made from grapes that were allowed to roam and play with the other grapes!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:28 PM (pNm1M)

26 Perhaps this writer just yearns for an earlier, simpler time. A time when most children died, when slavery was prevalent throughout the world and the Lord of the Manor could have his way with the peasant wench of his choice without all this #metoo hubbub.

What could be more civilized?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 15, 2019 12:29 PM (jp0Bv)

27 So, is there a natural beer? I'd like to see what the NYT hipsters "know" about that.
Posted by: Gork at December 15, 2019 12:23 PM

++++++

Spencer Trappist beer. Unfiltered and delicious.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 15, 2019 12:29 PM (T09ml)

28 O/T, but ohso dumb...

Bank teller steals 88 grand from bank, posts on social media

https://tinyurl.com/yx5qtrjb

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 12:29 PM (RU4sa)

29 Wow...I have to give the writer credit, that is pompous, elitist, insular, with a soupcon of stupidity and ignorance all wrapped up in one short paragraph.

Is a soupcon some kind of skiploader?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:29 PM (pNm1M)

30 By now pretty much everyone on earth, save for those caught in a Yellow Tail time warp, has heard of "natural" wine.
---------------------------------
I'd never heard of it.

I guess my luck was bound to run out sometime.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:27 PM (pNm1M)


Yes, pretentious twittery always makes it out here to the hinterlands eventually.

Occasionally... not often, but sometimes, when a "trend" is popular on the coasts, we get caught up in it way too early for their tastes, and that ruins it for the coasties.

I kinda like that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:30 PM (hku12)

31 As a certified one per enter I'll only drink wine that's been filtered through a civet who spent the earlier part of the day filtering expensive coffee.

Now where is my Grey Poupon?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:30 PM (XVuno)

32 There is gluten free beer
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:27 PM (ZCEU2)
*******
Yep Anheuser-Busch makes Redbridge, Stella Artois is GF too

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 12:31 PM (BqBId)

33 Soupcon...

Progresso is vastly overrated. There, I said it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:31 PM (hku12)

34 I intensely dislike wine snobs.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at December 15, 2019 12:31 PM (fS3vz)

35 So, is there a natural beer? I'd like to see what the NYT hipsters "know" about that.

Posted by: Gork at December 15, 2019 12:23 PM

Yes. aka, Natty Light. Ask any college kid.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 12:31 PM (Dhht7)

36 By now pretty much everyone on earth, save for those caught in a Yellow Tail time warp, has heard of "natural" wine.

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WTF is 'natural' wine?

Some of us aren't wine snobs.

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 12:31 PM (RU4sa)

37 We need free range wine! Made from grapes that were allowed to roam and play with the other grapes!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019

+++++

Which reminds me: NEVER buy eggs from free-range chickens.
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Why?
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Because they're runny.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 15, 2019 12:32 PM (T09ml)

38 Mrs. Jukin has three Wine Spectator awards from a restaurant we owned a few years ago.
She says "Natural" wine is bunch of shit. More important is the micro climate weather where the grapes are grown.
Oh and another thing, 85% of wine are blended from many growers grapes so She and I do not understand the bullshit the bullshit fake news is trying to peddle.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:32 PM (pw+jk)

39 Why do women always leave me for total smegheads? Why do they dump me for men who wear turtleneck sweaters and smoke a pipe? I mean, natural yoghurt eaters! Reliable, sensible, dependable, and lots of other words that end in "-ible." He's obsessed with house-prices, and spends half his life in antique fairs looking for bargains and drinking wine. It's never beer, is it, it's always wine! "What do you want on your cornflakes, darling?" "Oh, I'll have some wine, please!" Smeg!

Posted by: Lister at December 15, 2019 12:32 PM (38jed)

40 The New Yawk Times is not fit to line a bum's nest in any shit hole city in California.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 12:33 PM (Z+IKu)

41 Alls I knows is that I drank too much wine on Thanksgiving. It wasn't my fault!

Posted by: washrivergal at December 15, 2019 12:33 PM (XtntB)

42 What could be more civilized?
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 15, 2019 12:29 PM (jp0Bv)


Here, hold our dirty stank-footed wine...

Posted by: Anti-Vaxxers at December 15, 2019 12:33 PM (hku12)

43 I'd like to recommend a change to the AoSHQ style guide:


Replace all uses of "elitist" with 'pretentious twat'.

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 12:34 PM (8DvH0)

44 Elitist is shorter.

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 12:34 PM (RU4sa)

45 Yes, pretentious twittery always makes it out here to the hinterlands eventually.

Occasionally... not often, but sometimes, when a "trend" is popular on the coasts, we get caught up in it way too early for their tastes, and that ruins it for the coasties.

I kinda like that.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:30 PM (hku12)


It would be SO much fun to deflate these snobs by saying, "Oh yes, that began in Kansas. So it's finally made its way to Manhattan?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:34 PM (pNm1M)

46 As a certified one per enter I'll only drink wine that's been filtered through a civet who spent the earlier part of the day filtering expensive coffee.

One must do one's civet doody.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 12:35 PM (qc+VF)

47 That was a brutal beat down of pompous, elitist snobs who deserved a brutal beat down. Thank you.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at December 15, 2019 12:35 PM (d9Cw3)

48 I'd like to recommend a change to the AoSHQ style guide:


Replace all uses of "elitist" with 'pretentious twat'.


Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 12:34 PM (8DvH0)

44
Elitist is shorter.

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 12:34 PM (RU4sa)

===PRETWATIST?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:35 PM (pw+jk)

49 Why do women always leave me for total smegheads? Why do they dump me for men who wear turtleneck sweaters and smoke a pipe? I mean, natural yoghurt eaters! Reliable, sensible, dependable, and lots of other words that end in "-ible." He's obsessed with house-prices, and spends half his life in antique fairs looking for bargains and drinking wine. It's never beer, is it, it's always wine! "What do you want on your cornflakes, darling?" "Oh, I'll have some wine, please!" Smeg!
Posted by: Lister at December 15, 2019 12:32 PM (38jed)


Get yourself a fedora. I hear that helps.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:35 PM (hku12)

50 I would file this along with food that "organic "

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:35 PM (ZCEU2)

51 Weren't all these pretentious twats exposed years ago when they did a blind taste test?

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 12:36 PM (8DvH0)

52 Speaking of drinking and pomposity, here is a tale.

When I first left the Army and went into private practice, in a town I won't name but that rhymes with Ban Fantonio, the rival practice group in town tried to either co-opt me or intimidate me. Their lead cardiologist and their CT surgeon invited me to dinner at their private club (no wives, just the boys). The surgeon was a rich boy dilettante whose daddy was a big-name heart surgeon in a nearby capital city that I won't name but rhymes with Faustin. The other guy was a former Army doc like me and known to me as a big dweeb.

They were playing the snobbery card pretty hard. So when the waiter took our drink orders and both of them had looked at the wine list and were touting the merits of this or that wine, I requested a Radler (half beer and half lemonade). Of course I had to explain how to make it. They were visibly aghast. I enjoyed a nice enough meal and thanked them, then never looked back.

It helped that I have never appreciated wine and actually DO prefer the citrus-y taste of a Radler.

If you decide to try this, be sure to do something reverse snobbish and specify that it be made with only authentic Czech pilsner and California free-range lemons or somesuch.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:36 PM (m45I2)

53
Why do women always leave me for total smegheads? Why do they dump me
for men who wear turtleneck sweaters and smoke a pipe? I mean, natural
yoghurt eaters! Reliable, sensible, dependable, and lots of other words
that end in "-ible." He's obsessed with house-prices, and spends half
his life in antique fairs looking for bargains and drinking wine. It's
never beer, is it, it's always wine! "What do you want on your
cornflakes, darling?" "Oh, I'll have some wine, please!" Smeg!

Posted by: Lister at December 15, 2019 12:32 PM (38jed)



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Get yourself a manbun.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:36 PM (pw+jk)

54 I like my red wine. There are great cheap wines, and great expensive wines, and nasty cheap wines, and nasty expensive wines. If it tastes good and happens to be cheap, so be it. I want my wine to be made by a serious wine dude who cares about his wine, not a fucking hippy who worries about the fucking planet first.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:28 PM (9Om/r)

Not cheap..."inexpensive"....ya heathen.

Posted by: BignJames at December 15, 2019 12:37 PM (X/Pw5)

55 "
Elitist is shorter."


Yes, but it implies there's something elite in play, in lieu of any supporting evidence.

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 12:37 PM (8DvH0)

56 BTW, What kind of wine pairs best with corn flakes?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:37 PM (XVuno)

57 So would you refer to people who constantly rave about all-natural wine as multi-orgasnic?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:37 PM (m45I2)

58 Why do women always leave me for total smegheads?
Why do they dump me for men who wear turtleneck sweaters and smoke a
pipe?

Posted by: Lister at December 15, 2019 12:32 PM (38jed)

You need to shop in a different store, not Boring Bitches R Us.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:38 PM (9Om/r)

59 I want my wine to be made by a serious wine dude who cares about his wine, not a fucking hippy who worries about the fucking planet first.

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I will sell no wine, before its time.

Posted by: Ernest Gallo at December 15, 2019 12:39 PM (XVuno)

60 Get yourself a fedora. I hear that helps.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:35 PM (hku12)

Get yourself a manbun.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:36 PM (pw+jk)
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Get yourself a red onesie and a mug of hot chocolate and some hipster glasses. Can't. miss.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:39 PM (/669Q)

61
Up next: hobo jerk socks.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 15, 2019 12:39 PM (LNIqw)

62 By now pretty much everyone on earth, save for those caught in a Yellow Tail time warp, has heard of "natural" wine.

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I'd never heard of it.



I guess my luck was bound to run out sometime.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:27 PM (pNm1M)

I'd never heard of it either, and I turn my nose up at Yellow Tail. (Not to sniff it). We all have to consider ourselves above something, right?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 15, 2019 12:39 PM (NMAzL)

63 Did the article mention the critical importance of the box the wine comes in?

Didn't think so.

Animals. They're animals.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 12:40 PM (Y4EXg)

64 There are a lot of wines (I'm looking at you Pinot Noir) that would make a Roman Legionnaire go, "bit sour, eh?"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 12:40 PM (1glZx)

65 Yes, pretentious twittery always makes it out here to the hinterlands eventually.

Occasionally... not often, but sometimes, when a "trend" is popular on the coasts, we get caught up in it way too early for their tastes, and that ruins it for the coasties.

I kinda like that.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:30 PM (hku12)

It would be SO much fun to deflate these snobs by saying, "Oh yes, that began in Kansas. So it's finally made its way to Manhattan?"
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:34 PM (pNm1M)


I think you just described memes.

Memes originate virtually anywhere, and then eventually the cultural snobs get their hands on them. Sometimes even turn them into teevee commercials, which is a sure sign a meme has been dead for some time.

Which is why the ee-eww banned them, and why Youtube is trying desperately to kill itself deader than a poor Jap bastard in a Logan Paul video.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:40 PM (hku12)

66 Cisero - Are you putting the corn flakes in the wine or on the side?
With milk or dry?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:41 PM (ZCEU2)

67 We all have to consider ourselves above something, right?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 15, 2019 12:39 PM (NMAzL)
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Indeed. We're all above dirt so as far as I'm concerned we're in tall cotton.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:41 PM (/669Q)

68 34 I intensely dislike wine snobs.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at December 15, 2019 12:31 PM (fS3vz)


I was once invited to a wine-tasting in SF. Before the festivities began, I was subjected to the Super Bowl of wine snobbery. ("Oh, I recently has this divine Bordeaux." "Hmm. That year was over-rated. You should have had ...")

The doyen then appeared, pontificated for a while, and then proceeded to put the various bottles of expensive wine in brown paper bags (I stifled a chuckle) and began the tasting.

Afterwards he and all of the faithful agreed that one was clearly superior to all the others, and with a flourish, he pulled out a bottle of ... Chateau Ripple. I guess last week was a good year.

He mumbled something about the expensive wines being corked, but ... nah, bro.

I laughed out loud. Needless to say, I was never invited back. Which suited me just fine.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:41 PM (pNm1M)

69 Okay, I'm laughing because my box o'wine is almost empty and time to go out and get another.

Anyone else see the meme of the elderly (D) leaders announcing their impeachment follies with the State they are from above their heads?

NY and CA only.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2019 12:41 PM (MIKMs)

70 Weren't all these pretentious twats exposed years ago when they did a blind taste test?

I recall a story from a while back -- possibly apocryphal and I'm too lazy to check -- about some scandal where someone entered Two Buck Chuck in a prestigious tasting and it won the blue ribbon.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 12:41 PM (qc+VF)

71 Why do women always leave me for total smegheads?

*******

You should be thankful. Her goal was to turn you into a smeghead, she just got impatient and took a shortcut.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:42 PM (m45I2)

72 And what's a smeghead?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:42 PM (m45I2)

73 20 out of 21 bottles I drink are red, not into sweet.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:42 PM (ZCEU2)

74 Wait, I don't want to know.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:42 PM (m45I2)

75 *sips his diet pepsi* Yup connoisseur.

Posted by: Drew in MO at December 15, 2019 12:42 PM (cGlgB)

76
It must be realized these people can only function in a fictional reality.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 15, 2019 12:43 PM (KATBx)

77 Did the article mention the critical importance of the box the wine comes in?

Didn't think so.

Animals. They're animals.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 12:40 PM (Y4EXg)
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We have not the time to dive into their ignorance of the importance of a good label. By which I mean pretty, or funny, or clever.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:43 PM (/669Q)

78 I had to switch to box wine because it was so embarrassing the way the recycle can jingled when I put it out on trash day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:43 PM (XVuno)

79 Perhaps this writer just yearns for an earlier,
simpler time. A time when most children died, when slavery was prevalent
throughout the world and the Lord of the Manor could have his way with
the peasant wench of his choice without all this #metoo hubbub.



What could be more civilized?
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 15, 2019 12:29 PM (jp0Bv)



The criticism is that a lot of the people with media presence want to go back to the Stewarts.

And, hey! With Brexit and the threatened Scottish independence, they may yet have their window!

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 12:43 PM (1glZx)

80 Wine and Golf. Two upper-class affectations that leave me unaffected.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 12:43 PM (38jed)

81 If you decide to try this, be sure to do something reverse snobbish and specify that it be made with only authentic Czech pilsner and California free-range lemons or somesuch.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:36

Heh. Great story. Must do this.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 12:44 PM (Dhht7)

82 80 Wine and Golf. Two upper-class affectations that leave me unaffected.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 12:43 PM (38jed)

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*fistbump*

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 12:44 PM (RU4sa)

83 I had to switch to box wine because it was so embarrassing the way the recycle can jingled when I put it out on trash day.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:43 PM (XVuno)
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Move here! After years of being told that we MUST recycle everything we possibly can, we are now being told that glass is no longer being accepted for recycling and we must put it in our trash.

Word is that China was buying our glass to recyle, and they no longer are. So guess what - it's no longer a priority here.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (/669Q)

84 "Elitist is shorter."

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Yes, but it implies there's something elite in play, in lieu of any supporting evidence.
Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 12:37 PM (8DvH0)


Same with "intellectual." It looks like it implies intelligence, so some people think it's a compliment.


Intellectual: Can sprinkle his casual conversation with Sartre quotes. Can't change a tire.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (hku12)

85 This applies to everything - food and drink, clothes, tools, your education - if you really need to tell me how much it cost or where it came from, it's probably not all that great.

If it's good, I'll see it for myself. No need to really tell me anything at all - except for where I can get it, if I ask.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (Y8OTr)

86 I intensely dislike wine snobs.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at December 15, 2019 12:31 PM (fS3vz)


Trust me, in the Venn diagram of wine snobs and horse-and-stable owners, the intersectionality looks like a giant anus.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (1glZx)

87 It would be SO much fun to deflate these snobs by saying, "Oh yes, that
began in Kansas. So it's finally made its way to Manhattan?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:34 PM (pNm1M)

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FUN FACT
Almost all French wine can be traced back to cuttings that came from... wait for it... TEXAS.
France's wine vines all had a disease and died. Vines brought over from Texas are what French wine is made from.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (pw+jk)

88 ta fuck? wine thread? seriously? what's next, prolapsed rectums? ingrown hairs, damn, i don't know this place at all.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (KP5rU)

89 And what's a smeghead?

The term was popularized by (maybe invented by?) the British sci-fi comedy show "Red Dwarf."

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (qc+VF)

90 I have no idea what natural wines are. I'm not a wine drinker so I don't care. Some vintners produce paleo appropriate wines. That could well be a scam. Again, it doesn't matter to me because I'm not a wine drinker.
But I do take an interest in writing and wonder why it was absolutely guaranteed someone writing about natural wine would be a smug, pompous, elitist asshole.
Could someone write about NW with being a pompous asshole?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 12:46 PM (Uu+Jp)

91 I know a couple who made wine commercially for decades.

As of them put it: "You lose your desire for "naturalness" really quick." The grapes for almost every vintage are going to be inadequate in some way, so you introduce outside chemicals (sugar, sulphur) to fix the inadequacies.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 12:46 PM (I2/tG)

92
I had to switch to box wine because it was so embarrassing the way the recycle can jingled when I put it out on trash day.
=====

Small town here and my recycle guy always asks who was visiting when my recycle cans are overflowing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2019 12:46 PM (MIKMs)

93 "What kind of wine pairs best with corn flakes?"



You can never go wrong with Apple Boones Farm as a breakfast wine.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2019 12:46 PM (4thlk)

94 From back when The Simpsons was funny:

Cecil Terwilliger: Now make yourself at home. Perhaps a glass of Bordeaux? I have the '82 Chateau Latour and a rather indifferent Rausan-Segla.


Sideshow Bob: I've been in prison, Cecil. I'll be happy just as long as it doesn't taste like orange drink fermented under a radiator.

Cecil Terwilliger: That would be the Latour, then

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 15, 2019 12:47 PM (IttZ7)

95 Soooo...you don't like spoiled grape juice filtered through a hobo's sock?

Cretin.

Posted by: April at December 15, 2019 12:47 PM (OX9vb)

96 Wow...I have to give the writer credit, that is pompous, elitist, insular, with a soupçon of stupidity and ignorance all wrapped up in one short paragraph.


While attempting to be light with a touch of citrus and herb, this elitist punches above its weight and fails miserably.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 12:47 PM (axyOa)

97 Like all these New York Times lifestyle articles, the point is to distinguish yourself from a deplorable Trump voter in Tulsa who doesn't even know what kale is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 12:47 PM (I2/tG)

98 They were playing the snobbery card pretty hard. So when the waiter took our drink orders and both of them had looked at the wine list and were touting the merits of this or that wine, I requested a Radler (half beer and half lemonade). Of course I had to explain how to make it. They were visibly aghast. I enjoyed a nice enough meal and thanked them, then never looked back.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:36 PM (m45I2)


I was having lunch with some friends on the bayside deck at Club Chi-Chi in Marin County. Everyone around us was outdoing each other with their exotic drink orders for water ("I'll the sparkling melted glacier water with a twist of organic Chilean lime." That sort of thing.)

My turn came. "I'll have a Perrier and soda."

Nobody laughed. Nobody.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:47 PM (pNm1M)

99 I recall a story from a while back -- possibly
apocryphal and I'm too lazy to check -- about some scandal where someone
entered Two Buck Chuck in a prestigious tasting and it won the blue
ribbon.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 12:41 PM (qc+VF)

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Now that it is Tree Buck Chuck it must taste 50% better. Three Buck Chuck for the crushing win!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:48 PM (pw+jk)

100 I grew up on a fruit farm. Fruit is sweet. Sweet attracts insects. Plant a peach tree in your yard and in a few years when it is producing a nice bunch of peaches, look at what happens to them if you didn't spray with insecticide.

My first house had a peach tree in the yard. Yea, free peaches. When I told my parents, they just laughed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (+lVUW)

101 Didja know the grapes are thrown into cages on their way to the chambers, I mean, presses?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (+fPHo)

102 Now that it is Tree Buck Chuck it must taste 50% better. Three Buck Chuck for the crushing win!!
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:48 PM (pw+jk)
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Peasant. Around here it's Four-Buck Chuck.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (/669Q)

103 i'm a low rent knuckle scraping asshole. last time i drank wine was in high school. whatever.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (KP5rU)

104 Word is that China was buying our glass to recyle, and they no longer are. So guess what - it's no longer a priority here.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:45

Heh. They stopped recycling glass here several yrs ago when they got rid of trashmen and purchased automated trash truck picker-uppers. The recycle can is twice the size of our trash can.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (Dhht7)

105 By now pretty much everyone on earth, save for those caught in a Yellow Tail time warp, has heard of "natural" wine.

Yep - Bangladeshi peasants, Siberian miners, and Kenyan cattle herders are all anxiously discussing the pros and cons of "natural" wine.

The Steinberg poster showing how insular New Yorkers are was intended to be a joke.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (I2/tG)

106 Intellectual: Can sprinkle his casual conversation with Sartre quotes. Can't change a tire.


Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (hku12)

__________________

Not sure why that reminds me of this, but it does:
"Read the [Mueller] Report!!!"
Asks for citation directly from the report.
"Russian bot!"

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 12:50 PM (8DvH0)

107 I hope their all natural vineyards get wiped out by a blight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 15, 2019 12:51 PM (FP0mT)

108 Hardest hit by the NYT, wine moms drinking cheap wine.



Honey, they just don't want you.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:51 PM (HALdu)

109 Did the article mention the critical importance of the box the wine comes in?

Didn't think so.

Animals. They're animals.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 12:40 PM (Y4EXg)


Some idiot with a book about saving the planet was exposed for the fact that his/her/its book was wrapped in planet killing plastic.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:51 PM (hku12)

110 My turn came. "I'll have a Perrier and soda."


*******

Ha!

With a splash of Aquafina.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)

111 Yellow Tail sucks BTW

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2019 12:51 PM (JFO2v)

112 Almost all French wine can be traced back to cuttings that came from... wait for it... TEXAS.
France's wine vines all had a disease and died. Vines brought over from Texas are what French wine is made from.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (pw+jk)


I believe that that was California, actually. In fairness, it wasn't the whole vine, but rather the root and stem, onto which the French vines were grafted, because the imported roots and stems were resistant to the phylloxera that had devastated French vineyards.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:51 PM (pNm1M)

113 Candice Giove Twitter
Dems worry about "foreign interference" in elections.

Tomorrow, NY starts issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants where people are one check box away from registration.

The People's Republic of New Jersey is right behind them in doing so

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:52 PM (ZCEU2)

114 I simply cannot drink wine. It makes me a bit sad sometimes.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 12:52 PM (TdMsT)

115 Speaking of elitism, I see The Atlantic has performed one of its patented high-brow snark hit pieces on Tucker Carlson. These people are so one-note, so transparent, so unself-aware. They're trying to delegitimize Carlson as a spokesperson for the "little people" because he has a preppy background and a summer home in Maine. Look in the mirror, assholes. Maybe it's got something to do with CHARACTER.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 12:52 PM (H8QX8)

116 110 My turn came. "I'll have a Perrier and soda."


*******

Ha!

With a splash of Aquafina.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)


Shaken, not stirred.

Nobody appreciated my comedic efforts. I was so disappointed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:53 PM (pNm1M)

117 Is "Yellowtail" a racist thing? Because is sounds as if it might be an "internets movie."

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:53 PM (HALdu)

118 Well... I cant fix stupid, but I can have another beer.

Posted by: henry at December 15, 2019 12:54 PM (J3Rfi)

119 If you don't like wine, you don't like wine. There is much I don't like but hardly anything I haven't tried, except saki don't think I ever had it.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:55 PM (ZCEU2)

120 Teetotaler, and don't give a shit about wine.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 12:55 PM (H8QX8)

121 i'm a low rent knuckle scraping asshole. last time i drank wine was in high school. whatever.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (KP5rU)


No alcohol consumption at all here, but I used to like Missouri wines. Dry whites, in particular.

I'm no connoisseur, but compared to Californican chardonnays that tasted like buttered wood, the Missouri stuff was great.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:55 PM (hku12)

122 I found the peanut butter.

My dog is watching White Christmas.

FYI

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:55 PM (HALdu)

123 Yellowtail is a wide produced wine from Australia

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:55 PM (ZCEU2)

124 I would rather have a spirited discussion over Imperial Sugar sweetened Dr Pepper, or the cheaper and far more plentiful HFCS version.

And never forget, it isn't NYT articles like this that intend to be divisive, its #OrangeManBad

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 12:55 PM (lD3vL)

125 Indeed. We're all above dirt so as far as I'm concerned we're in tall cotton.

Posted by: bluebell

(starts singing......)

"Oh, jingetty jing....its Dominic the Donk"ey.....

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (arJlL)

126 Word is that China was buying our glass to recyle, and they no longer are. So guess what - it's no longer a priority here.
Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:45 PM (/669Q)

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Nearly all of recycling is a big scam. The industry "processes" most materials in exchange for subsidies from the state, which is where recycling companies make their money. The waste material itself is fobbed off on foreign companies who are often paid to take it, a strategy that is economically feasible only because westbound shipping rates are incredibly cheap on otherwise empty containers headed to Asia. Once the waste gets to its destination, most of it is unceremoniously dumped into landfills. Recycled!

And Gaia weeps.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (XVuno)

127 23 I like my red wine. ... If it tastes good and happens to be cheap, so be it.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:28 PM (9Om/r)

Same here. We typically drink it from a box, and I ain't ashamed to say so. It's really the only economical way to drink as much wine as we do. Heh.

I really love Vina Borgia Garnacha, but it's not readily available. Our second choice, which is our House Wine, is Franzia Pinot Noir Carmenere. For the price, it is very pleasant. And Franzia donates to Fisher House, so I don't have to worry about them being too woke.

Posted by: April at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (OX9vb)

128 They're trying to delegitimize Carlson as a spokesperson for the "little people" because he has a preppy background and a summer home in Maine.

Of course, the populist president is a billionaire developer from New Yawk. That infuriates them, too.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (38jed)

129 117 Is "Yellowtail" a racist thing? Because is sounds as if it might be an "internets movie."
Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:53 PM (HALdu)

No yellowtail is not about Japanese hookers!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (JFO2v)

130 Hi Bluebell, JT, April!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (TdMsT)

131 Teetotaler, and don't give a shit about wine.

Alcohol ages people.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (lD3vL)

132 about some scandal where someone
entered Two Buck Chuck in a prestigious tasting and it won the blue
ribbon.


The genius of the Gallo family is that they figured out how to make the world's best plonk out of grapes grown in nontrendy places like Modesto, and yes, Gallo does occasionally beat expensive French wines in blind taste tests.

Ernest and Julio Gallo make more wine than the Napa Valley.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 12:57 PM (I2/tG)

133 Is "Yellowtail" a racist thing? Because is sounds as if it might be an "internets movie."
Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:53 PM (HALdu)


Yellowtail, the untold story of Korean-American fighter pilots in the Franco-Prussian war.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 12:57 PM (hku12)

134 That article tell us more about the Grey Lady than anyone will ever need to know. Pompous assholes.

Posted by: don_in_central_jersey at December 15, 2019 12:57 PM (UPDS7)

135 Yellowtail is a wide produced wine from Australia
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 12:55 PM (ZCEU2)



So there is no surprise version.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:57 PM (HALdu)

136 Natural wine? I've got a sawbuck says no one at the NYT could identify a muscadine in the wild.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 12:57 PM (OMsf+)

137 The best wine is dosed with antifreeze

According to the Simpsons

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 15, 2019 12:57 PM (vPKfA)

138 Teetotaler, and don't give a shit about wine.

Alcohol ages people.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (lD3vL)


You started it first.

Posted by: Al Cohall at December 15, 2019 12:58 PM (hku12)

139 And Chavez!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 15, 2019 12:58 PM (TdMsT)

140 Is "Yellowtail" a racist thing?

The Gallo of Australia. The guy who founded Yellowtail died a while back.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 12:58 PM (I2/tG)

141 Is "Yellowtail" a racist thing? Because is sounds as if it might be an "internets movie."

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:53 PM (HALdu)

Yellow Tail is an Australian wine company that makes very inexpensive varietals that are perfectly good, simple drinking wines. Are they great? No, but they sure are aggressively priced, and I wouldn't turn a glass down.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2019 12:58 PM (wYseH)

142 Same with "intellectual." It looks like it implies intelligence, so some people think it's a compliment.
Intellectual: Can sprinkle his casual conversation with Sartre quotes. Can't change a tire.
...
Burt TC, ever read Thomas Sowell's Intellectuals and Society?

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2019 12:58 PM (51Wdw)

143 I'd rather have natural wine instead of unnatural wine.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 15, 2019 12:59 PM (HaL55)

144 Did someone say, *hic* Chardonnay? *bellows* Huma? Another jeroboam!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 15, 2019 12:59 PM (IttZ7)

145 Hiya Ladyl !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2019 12:59 PM (arJlL)

146
I don't drink myself. That leaves more for the status-anxious wine moms who do what the Times tells them to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 12:59 PM (7rVsF)

147 Ladyl!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:59 PM (KP5rU)

148 137 The best wine is dosed with antifreeze

According to the Simpsons
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 15, 2019 12:57 PM (vPKfA)

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Dogs love antifreeze wine, so I've heard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:59 PM (XVuno)

149 The two buck chuck thing is absolutely true. We have had our oenophile friends over and mixed some two buck chuck in with the good stuff and as often as not they rave about the two buck chuck and knock the good stuff.

Mind you I don't fault them for that because wine is a crap shoot and you have no idea what you are going to get until you start drinking.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 12:59 PM (HALdu)

150 Made this comment numerous times,
Price just increases your chances of a good bottle but no means guarantees that.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 01:01 PM (ZCEU2)

151 OT: yesterday I was channel surfing after the Army-Navy game and ran across The Cowboys with John Wayne. I noticed lots of gaps in the dialogue, and it was obvious that "Get the hell out of here" had been changed to "Get the [pause] out of here" and so forth. Thinking of the speech police I noticed two things.

1. Wayne's rant at the stuttering kid who couldn't spit out that the other kid was knocked off his horse in the river was intact, "You little snot-nosed crybaby, you either get yourself under control and stop y9ur pathetic sniveling (etc. etc.)" right up until the word 'hell' was dropped. Ironic.

2. The black cook is named Nightlinger, and for the first time ever it occurred to me what you get if you leave out the middle five letters. Made me wonder if the writers did that on purpose as a little inside joke or if it was purely coincidental.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:01 PM (m45I2)

152
Yellow Tail is an Australian wine company that makes very inexpensive varietals that are perfectly good, simple drinking wines. Are they great? No, but they sure are aggressively priced, and I wouldn't turn a glass down.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2019 12:58 PM (wYseH)



Thanks. Are they one of the ones that advertise on TV?

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:02 PM (HALdu)

153 Nearly all of recycling is a big scam. The industry "processes" most materials in exchange for subsidies from the state, which is where recycling companies make their money. The waste material itself is fobbed off on foreign companies who are often paid to take it, a strategy that is economically feasible only because westbound shipping rates are incredibly cheap on otherwise empty containers headed to Asia. Once the waste gets to its destination, most of it is unceremoniously dumped into landfills. Recycled!

And Gaia weeps.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:56 PM (XVuno)


Penn and Teller have a nice episode of their Bulls**t series on recycling.

Best part is, if you add up all the landfill that exists in this country, you'd fill up about 1/10,000 of the whole of Kansas with it.

Not only that, landfills tend to be... filled with land. So not doing any dirty polluting that is done by buildings and roads. Just grass and flowers and trees and other greenery. Grass don't care that it's sitting on top of soupcons.... eh, I mean soup cans.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 01:02 PM (hku12)

154 Do I have to lift a pinky while commenting on this topic?

Posted by: Vanya at December 15, 2019 01:02 PM (U7voe)

155
When the lower classes have access to goods once considered luxury then those goods have to be disparaged by RightThinkers and new categories defined.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 01:03 PM (7rVsF)

156 You can't discuss wine intelligently without throwing around the word "terroir."

Had a neighbor who had one. Little bastard barked constantly. Very annoying.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 15, 2019 01:03 PM (HaL55)

157
Caretaker's Raisin Jack, vintage 1974. Straight from the prison toilet, yo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 01:03 PM (zBaqJ)

158 I hate this idea lefties have that some earlier time was some perfect utopia and we fucked it all up.

It's utter bullshit.

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 01:03 PM (3BoiW)

159 Read somewhere there's literally maybe a dozen people worldwide--tops--who can actually distinguish between wine

Or was it here?

Nobody reads the content

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 15, 2019 01:04 PM (vPKfA)

160 155
When the lower classes have access to goods once considered luxury then those goods have to be disparaged by RightThinkers and new categories defined.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2019 01:03 PM (7rVsF)


And this is the reason the Scoldilocks brigades want to ban air travel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 01:04 PM (zBaqJ)

161 I recall a story from a while back -- possibly apocryphal and I'm too lazy to check -- about some scandal where someone entered Two Buck Chuck in a prestigious tasting and it won the blue ribbon.

It wouldn't surprise me since Two Buck Chuck is deliberately engineered to sell and such will be altered, for as long it fits a price point, to be agreeable.

From what I gather from the "natural wine", you get whatever came up with minimum interference.

Intelligent Design Win !

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 01:04 PM (lD3vL)

162 Alcohol ages people.


*******


Not if loaded with preservatives.

Hell, Twinkies are practically health food.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:04 PM (m45I2)

163 Around the turn of the century (2000) there was an effort by Illinois to revitalize the wine industry. They ran vineyard tours and encouraged farmers or others to diversify into a few acres of wine grapes ... which in the Midwest are hybrids of the more traditional Vinifera.

The horticulture prof I asked about what was needed, said he thought good winemakers was the key. Some guy in Wisconsin grew up in a wine family in France, and he won some national awards even using the more northern varieties. imo it might be more automated over time since the details are really mostly "cookbook", afaik. The key is diligence at every step, in when to pick, then controlling all the variables meticulously. (something robots could do well).

Only a few of the upstarts survived, as we got the wine glut and "Free Trade" meant cheap imports, and California had Two Buck Chuck, which was not bad I heard. But rebuilding rural economies is still a noble concept, and sipping a local wine with a view of the vineyard has romantic appeal. But in the humid Midwest, a regular spray program will be part of the growing process, or the (natural) rots will take over, and they won't be all that noble.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2019 01:04 PM (Cus5s)

164 In other news my dog ate one of my gloves.

Fortunately, it would seem that she tore it into tiny pieces before consuming.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:04 PM (HALdu)

165 For the true kindasewer,

A Bum Wine review.

https://tinyurl.com/35nnh

MD 20/20
Night Train
Thunderbird
Etc

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 01:05 PM (vd8XM)

166 Same with "intellectual." It looks like it implies intelligence, so some people think it's a compliment.
Intellectual: Can sprinkle his casual conversation with Sartre quotes. Can't change a tire.
.....
Burt TC, ever read Thomas Sowell's Intellectuals and Society?

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2019 12:58 PM (51Wdw)


Not yet. It's sitting around here somewhere. Still packed in a box, I believe.

Paul Johnson's book on the subject is a wonderful red meat screed.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 01:05 PM (hku12)

167 And this is the reason the Scoldilocks brigades want to ban air travel.

Not exactly. They want to ban air travel for you, peasant.

In the ideal Gaian world the of the future, only private jets for the Important People will be allowed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 01:06 PM (I2/tG)

168 I endorse this essay. Last Christmas, I was responsible for the revolving Advent Booze Calendar for my brothers and myself. My wife and I re-bottled a selection of American Bourbon in decorative bottles, etc. BUT - i purposefully numbered (not labeled) the bottles, precisely to outflank my snob liberal older brother, who would rate the daily dram based on name, if he could. By numbering them, he was 'forced' to reveal his likes before knowing what brand (I revealed the brand only AFTER the ratings we declared). and sure enough, he gave low marks to about half the top shelf brands, and vice versa.

the best thing about having a lib in the family is the never-ending opportunity to pull his chain.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 15, 2019 01:06 PM (iUjXP)

169 Hi, LadyL!

Too bad you can't drink wine.

We can't drink beer, because carbonation aggravates the GERDS, but wine is no problemo.

Posted by: April at December 15, 2019 01:06 PM (OX9vb)

170 I hate this idea lefties have that some earlier time was some perfect utopia and we fucked it all up.

It's utter bullshit.

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 01:03 PM (3BoiW)

Read Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality. I'm not saying that because it's good-- it's not, it's imbecilic-- but because of what a case study in leftist primitivist fart-sniffing it is.

Posted by: Vanya at December 15, 2019 01:07 PM (U7voe)

171 Yes. We're supposed to live like Little House on the Prairie while they enjoy all the trappings of modern convenience. Because betters.

I don't think so.

Posted by: jsg at December 15, 2019 01:07 PM (3BoiW)

172 And this is the reason the Scoldilocks brigades want to ban air travel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December




In fairness, air travel used to be a lot better before the riff raff was able to afford to fly.

I am just old enough to have caught the tail end of the glamorous flights.

I remember when I was flying somewhere and the plane was nearly empty. I was mid cabin and not able to see a stewardess anywhere. I pushed the stewardess button and a fight attendant came out screaming that I should never push the button again because she was busy. I us that as my reference for when the glamorous flights were over.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:08 PM (HALdu)

173 2. The black cook is named Nightlinger, and for the first time ever it occurred to me what you get if you leave out the middle five letters. Made me wonder if the writers did that on purpose as a little inside joke or if it was purely coincidental.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:01 PM (m45I2)


Probably. Script writers do like their inside jokes, and slipping shite past the censors.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 01:09 PM (hku12)

174 Yes. We're supposed to live like Little House on the Prairie mud hut in Africa while they enjoy all the trappings of modern convenience. Because betters.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 15, 2019 01:09 PM (lD3vL)

175 Told the story a few months ago on its 40th anniversary I saw Led Zepplin at Knebwoth with 200,000 others and a bottle of MD-20 20. It's still made in many flavors.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 01:09 PM (ZCEU2)

176 171 Yes. We're supposed to live like Little House on the Prairie while they enjoy all the trappings of modern convenience. Because betters.

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I think Little Camp on the Prairie is more what they have in mind for Deplorables.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 01:10 PM (XVuno)

177 >>Alcohol ages people.

Aging ages people.

A couple years ago I was in Capetown for a week. My customer, who is a big wine drinker, took me on a wine tasting day, visiting about a half dozen wineries in the Cape region.

I know exactly squat about wine but he swore he could tell the difference between different versions of the same wine from wineries a few miles apart.

I couldn't tell much difference but damn that was a fun. Not everyday you get to drink wine while watching baboons. Real ones, not the human kind.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 15, 2019 01:11 PM (ZLI7S)

178 Read Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality. I'm not saying that because it's good-- it's not, it's imbecilic-- but because of what a case study in leftist primitivist fart-sniffing it is.
Posted by: Vanya at December 15, 2019 01:07 PM (U7voe)


The aforementioned Paul Johnson points out that Rousseau was fond of knocking up his maids and other assorted dames of low class, and then having the fledgling spawn left on the doorsteps of churches.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 01:12 PM (hku12)

179 Maurice Chevalier in later life couldn't drink wine because of health reasons. But would go to a restaurant, order ridiculous price wine, just smell the wine and not drink a drop.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 01:12 PM (ZCEU2)

180 I would think it was not drinking but drinking too much that ages someone.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:13 PM (HALdu)

181 I guess Yellowtail is un-person red-state prole wine. I've had it at parties. It was fine.

Posted by: Gem at December 15, 2019 01:13 PM (65i3Q)

182
Anyone remember the last time the U.S. news media pretended to be impartial? I'll tell you.

It was during Bush's Iraq invasion. The Fake News told us they couldn't possibly "take sides" in the Iraq war. They told us they compelled by journalistic integrity to treat "both sides" fairly. These were, of course, lies, to cover for their anti-Bush anti-USA coverage.

Fast-forward to today, the Fake News media takes sides on Every Single Issue and Event with the Democrats.

The Enemy Of The People.
They will be the first to pay when the time comes.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 01:13 PM (hDHPO)

183 Really just another way of saying, "You should not be having any joy at all, unless we tell you too!

Posted by: Picric at December 15, 2019 01:13 PM (RAG36)

184 Okay, I'm a huge wine snob.

This dude is a poseur and an asshole.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2019 01:13 PM (urZJh)

185 Whoops. I meant that CHICK is a poseur and an asshole.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2019 01:14 PM (urZJh)

186 104 Word is that China was buying our glass to recyle, and they no longer are. So guess what - it's no longer a priority here.

Posted by: bluebell at December 15, 2019 12:45

Heh. They stopped recycling glass here several yrs ago when they got rid of trashmen and purchased automated trash truck picker-uppers. The recycle can is twice the size of our trash can.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 15, 2019 12:49 PM (Dhht7)


California is in a conundrum, which it handling in its characteristically idiotic way.

California imposes a deposit requirement on glass and plastic bottles, aluminum cans, etc. Now that Chinese are no longer taking our crap most of the recycling centers are closed. The few that are still open - the state-run ones - have long lines of motorists waiting up to 45 minutes to recycle their crap.

It's almost as if California just wants to pocket the deposits, in its reflexive desire to extract more money from the kulaks, but wait - there's more. The commies, like rust, never sleep. So what does California do? It issues a $3.6 million enforcement action against CVS for failing to pay the $100-a-day fees per store (matched by another $100/d in civil penalties) by way of "holding retailers accountable for refunding consumers their nickel and dime recycling deposits."

I guess CVS forgot to pay la mordida to the appropriate bureaucrats. So California gets paid coming and going.

Nice work if you can get it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:14 PM (pNm1M)

187 I've thought that if you want to tweak the "woke" wealthy, start putting significant restrictions on the use of private jets - make them pay the full cost of providing them with air traffic control, make them a nondeductible business expense, prohibit members of Congress from flying in private jets, etc.

The screaming would be epic.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 01:15 PM (I2/tG)

188 Afterwards he and all of the faithful agreed that
one was clearly superior to all the others, and with a flourish, he
pulled out a bottle of ... Chateau Ripple. I guess last week was a good
year.



He mumbled something about the expensive wines being corked, but ... nah, bro.



I laughed out loud. Needless to say, I was never invited back. Which suited me just fine.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 12:41 PM (pNm1M)


I got forced into a wine tasting by the inlaws one time, over my objections. So I did it in a way that is fitting to my nic. I put on one of my music T shirts which consisted of a skeleton in chains holding a guitar, and a black leather dress jacket. I get to the wine tasting, listen to the bloviating over this one wine. While everybody is twirling their glasses I just grabbed the glass, poured the whole thing in my mouth, tilted my head back and gargled with it, then swallowed, looked at my inlaws and said "thats some good shit".
Its a mistake they have not repeated.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:15 PM (9Om/r)

189 We need to start bottling Pharaoh's Beer. It was organic I'm sure.

Barton and Guestier Cotes Du Rhone is my go to red, 12 bucks a bottle, 4 Euros in France.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at December 15, 2019 01:15 PM (iTfiy)

190 184 Okay, I'm a huge wine snob.

This dude is a poseur and an asshole.
Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2019 01:13 PM (urZJh)

185 Whoops. I meant that CHICK is a poseur and an asshole.
Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2019 01:14 PM (urZJh)


Did you ask this person for their pronouns? Looks like you just assumed.

How DARE you!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 01:16 PM (hku12)

191 Not a fan of wine.
I can drink it, but I drink wine like I drink beer. Very quickly and then looking for another.
Then it's drunk Bruce time way to early

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 01:17 PM (vd8XM)

192 Vanya- I always put Leftism's start in the French Revolution and it's quest for equality and their class warfare.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 01:17 PM (ZCEU2)

193 I finally checked out facelift Hillary. Wow! She looks ridiculous. How much wine can she store in those cheeks?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 01:19 PM (Uu+Jp)

194 Read Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality. I'm not saying that because it's good-- it's not, it's imbecilic-- but because of what a case study in leftist primitivist fart-sniffing it is.
Posted by: Vanya at December 15, 2019 01:07 PM (U7voe)


It really is. Rousseau has so much to answer for. He started that "noble savage in a state of nature" thing. Utter nonsense. You don't have to go to Borneo to find that out. Just have a power outage on a hot summer night in any city to be instantly disabused of Rousseau's risible notion.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:20 PM (pNm1M)

195 193 vodka

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 01:20 PM (ZCEU2)

196 It is funny how the inconsistency and unreliability of wine is considered a good thing by oenophiles.


Who wants to buy a car, or anything, where quality varies hugely from year to year?

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:20 PM (HALdu)

197 So California gets paid coming and going.

Nice work if you can get it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:14 PM (pNm1M)


Gets said a million times a week around here... I just don't understand how anyone can justify to themselves staying in that godforsaken state.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 01:20 PM (hku12)

198 The Enemy Of The People. 
They will be the first to pay when the time comes.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 01:13 PM (hDHPO)

Remember their names and faces.

Posted by: Ha at December 15, 2019 01:20 PM (UU64l)

199 Down in New Orleans where everything's fine
All them cats they love sweet wine


Wine, wine, wine
Elderberry
Wine, wine, wine
Blackberry
Wine, wine, wine
Oh cherry
Pass that bottle to me

Posted by: MD 2020 (M being for Miklos) at December 15, 2019 01:21 PM (QzkSJ)

200 $4 a bottle Primitivo at TJ, drink it with pride

Posted by: Jean at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (t1ckn)

201 191 Not a fan of wine.
I can drink it, but I drink wine like I drink beer. Very quickly and then looking for another.
Then it's drunk Bruce time way to early
Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2019 01:17 PM (vd8XM)

Few I drink beer slowly. A local brewery has those big steins available but I never use because the beer would be warm by the time I got to the bottom.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (Uu+Jp)

202 Wine? What luxury! We were lucky if we got to smell a grape stomper's feet!

Posted by: a whiner at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (Tnijr)

203 http://bit.ly/35qNQXr
*******
THIS is FABULOUS
We're mad as hell & we're NOT going to take it anymore!
#QuidProJoe getting called OUT! "Son of a Bitch he got Fired, right Joe?"

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (BqBId)

204 Few I drink beer slowly. A local brewery has those big steins available but I never use because the beer would be warm by the time I got to the bottom.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (Uu+Jp)

The solution is obvious: drink faster.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (NWiLs)

205 I know perfectly well that wine-snob chatter sounds pretentious and meaningless, like they're competing to come up with the most bizarre similes for flavors. "Overtones of creosote and Skittles" or whatever.

But then I listen to beer bores having dick-length contests about hops. "Oh, that's hoppy!" "Not as hoppy as THIS!" "Oh, yeah, well here's one that's TEN TIMES more hoppy!" "Well this one is FIFTY TIMES MORE HOPPY!"

It's all just because nobody is self-confident enough to say "This is good. I like it."

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (urZJh)

206 Whoops. I meant that CHICK is a poseur and an asshole.
Posted by: Trimegistus


Oh sure.

Trimegistus and his Old Falernian.

Posted by: Miklos, unsnobbed at December 15, 2019 01:23 PM (QzkSJ)

207 The solution is obvious: drink faster.
Posted by: Insomniac

Plastic straws may be illegal, but plastic beer funnels are not.

Yet.

Posted by: Miklos, who can also shotgun at December 15, 2019 01:24 PM (QzkSJ)

208 For me it is Fransia or nothing. It is from a box people. At least some of the box is biodegradable

To quote their hero Stalin "There is a quality in quantity."

Posted by: Picric at December 15, 2019 01:25 PM (RAG36)

209 new york times? they're awful, snotty, elitist, pompous, naughty, bawdy, gaudy, sporty...

42nd street!

it's on the tube right now! what a pip!

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

210

"You aim to please me,
cook black eyed peas me,
drink elderberry wine..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 01:27 PM (zBaqJ)

211 Paul Johnson's book on the subject is a wonderful red meat screed.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2019 01:05 PM (hku12)


It really is. It reveals just what self-serving hypocritical swine most of the intellectuals - including most especially Marx - actually were.

In stark contrast I read a German reader (for language students) published in the USSR on the lives of Marx and Engels. I had not realized that birds used to alight on Marx's shoulders, in recognition of his saintliness.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:28 PM (pNm1M)

212 There are going to be nationwide rallies to support impeachment on Tuesday.

I predict that it will be hilarious how few people show up.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 01:28 PM (I2/tG)

213 208 For me it is Fransia or nothing. It is from a box people. At least some of the box is biodegradable

To quote their hero Stalin "There is a quality in quantity."
Posted by: Picric at December 15, 2019 01:25 PM (RAG36)


T-34s and IL-2's "Quantity has a quality all its own."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 15, 2019 01:28 PM (zBaqJ)

214 "filtered through a hobo's sock" made me bust out laughing. I just got kicked off Twitter for 7th time so I'm back here for laughs.

Posted by: Mimi at December 15, 2019 01:29 PM (8i7Ho)

215 In stark contrast I read a German reader (for language students) published in the USSR on the lives of Marx and Engels. I had not realized that birds used to alight on Marx's shoulders, in recognition of his saintliness.

The Communists just cribbed from the "Lives of the Saints" to provide virtues for their pantheon.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 01:29 PM (I2/tG)

216 incidentally, i just learned that the taste of mediocre wine can be improved by putting a few berries (eg blueberry, strawberry) in the glass.

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 01:31 PM (Pg+x7)

217 T-34s and IL-2's "Quantity has a quality all its own."

Hitler once got a briefing on how many tanks the Soviet Union was producing. (It turned out that the briefing was quite accurate.)

He flew into a range, screaming that it was simply impossible that the USSR was building so many tanks.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 01:32 PM (I2/tG)

218 The Communists just cribbed from the "Lives of the Saints" to provide virtues for their pantheon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 01:29 PM (I2/tG)


Yep. The book danced around how Marx used to sponge off of people around him, and made much of how his family suffered from cold and poor nutrition. Capitalism's fault, you know.

Hey Karl, how about getting off your ass and getting a job, instead of spending all your time writing that drivel while your children pop off from living rough?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:33 PM (pNm1M)

219 In stark contrast I read a German reader (for language students) published in the USSR on the lives of Marx and Engels. I had not realized that birds used to alight on Marx's shoulders, in recognition of his saintliness.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:28 PM (pNm1M)

Yup...the birds were actually feeding from the open boils and sores which had gone rancid, hence, insects.

Marx was a giver.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 01:34 PM (Z+IKu)

220 incidentally, i just learned that the taste of mediocre wine can be improved by putting a few berries (eg blueberry, strawberry) in the glass.
Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 01:31 PM (Pg+x7)



Want to see how that goes over with a wine snob.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:34 PM (HALdu)

221 Oh geez Sooper Genius Grumpy Greta says "overcrowded trains are actually quite a good thing after all because it means less cars on the road". These people alter their reality to suit the moment.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2019 01:34 PM (Tnijr)

222 Yup...the birds were actually feeding from the open boils and sores which had gone rancid, hence, insects.

Marx was a giver.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2019 01:34 PM (Z+IKu)


He was providing a habitat!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:35 PM (pNm1M)

223 All right, I've done some extensive research about Ms.Feiring and "natural wine" (looked sh!t up on wiki) and...this is what happens when zealots take on a somewhat worthy cause. For those who don't have time to do my in-depth research : natural wine movement started in France in the 60's - some purists rebelled agains pesticide and additives and sulfites in winemaking. They wanted to get back to the basics and preserve the ways of old. Nothing wrong with that. Purists do that. Especially French ones. They do it to wine, perfume, saddle making, you name it. In many ways they succeed - wines, perfumes and saddles turn out to be of high quality and prices charged for said goods reflect the meticulous process involved. They do it for the love of product, the love of the game. On the other hand, Mz. Feiring seems to have picked up the banner and is ramming, wine-shaming as it were, innocents for just liking and producing wine that does not confirm to natural wine making standards. As zealots would.

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 01:35 PM (zr5Kq)

224 Klimafuhrer

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:36 PM (HALdu)

225 I think that is the longest post I've ever entered in my many decades here on AoSHQ !

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 01:36 PM (zr5Kq)

226 He was providing a habitat!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

*******

A terroir, if you will.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:36 PM (m45I2)

227 224 comments and nothing about "wine moms"?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 01:36 PM (H8QX8)

228 I've done some extensive research about Ms.Feiring and "natural wine" (looked sh!t up on wiki) and...this is what happens when zealots take on a somewhat worthy cause. For those who don't have time to do my in-depth research : natural wine movement started in France in the 60's - some purists rebelled agains pesticide and additives and sulfites in winemaking. They wanted to get back to the basics and preserve the ways of old. Nothing wrong with that. Purists do that. Especially French ones. They do it to wine, perfume, saddle making, you name it. In many ways they succeed - wines, perfumes and saddles turn out to be of high quality and prices charged for said goods reflect the meticulous process involved. They do it for the love of product, the love of the game. On the other hand, Mz. Feiring seems to have picked up the banner and is ramming, wine-shaming as it were, innocents for just liking and producing wine that does not confirm to natural wine making standards. As zealots would.
Posted by: runner at December




Hunter Biden does the sex version of this.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:37 PM (HALdu)

229 *conform to standards...

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 01:37 PM (zr5Kq)

230 226 He was providing a habitat!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

*******

A terroir, if you will.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:36 PM (m45I2)


So he was a ... terroirist?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 01:38 PM (pNm1M)

231 204 Few I drink beer slowly. A local brewery has those big steins available but I never use because the beer would be warm by the time I got to the bottom.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (Uu+Jp)

The solution is obvious: drink faster.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (NWiLs)

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ikr?

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 01:39 PM (RU4sa)

232 Well, this is wine-worthy-


Chris Wallace asked Comey if, had he known about the problems with the FBI FISA applications (Comey signed them, but claims he didn't know about, um, issues), would you have resigned?

"No, I don't think so. There were mistakes I consider more consequential than this during my tenure."

Pray tell, St. James.

Posted by: Miklos, citing an "admission against interest" at December 15, 2019 01:39 PM (QzkSJ)

233 224 comments and nothing about "wine moms"?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 01:36 PM (H8QX




I thought the wine moms drank wine to get ready for or forget the surprise analling.

Posted by: not so at December 15, 2019 01:40 PM (HALdu)

234 comments and nothing about "wine moms"?

I'm going to vote for people who want to fill my nice suburb with Section 8 housing, and raise the price of the gasoline that fuels my SUV to $10, because that nasty Trump Tweets mean things.

Posted by: Wine Moms! at December 15, 2019 01:40 PM (I2/tG)

235 227 224 comments and nothing about "wine moms"?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 01:36 PM (H8QX

---

My other g-babie's grandmother is a wine mom.

She has a "Wine-o'clock" sweater.

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 01:40 PM (RU4sa)

236 Runner - still here? i had to leave earlier and run some errands, so only saw your follow-up just now.

My grandfather - an Army combat engineer - witnessed war crimes during the Battle of the Bulge. He watched some members of Peiper's column gun down some Belgian civilians. At war's end, he was transferred from the unit he commanded, and assigned to the tribunals, in some capacity. That's what my research entails - trying to find out what he was doing. He never wrote or, to my knowledge, spoke to any family about ANY of this, nor of his 'added' assignment.


Posted by: goatexchange at December 15, 2019 01:41 PM (iUjXP)

237 like spoiled grape juice filtered through a hobo's sock,


*********

Pied-a-terroir!


(First time I ever made a pun in French.)

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:41 PM (m45I2)

238 You can shoot your oldtimey smoothbore musket and revel in its authenticity. I will continue to use my newfangled M4 carbine. It works much better for me.

Latest news from Wa. has global enwarmening turning grapes grown in the hayseed portion into a lesser quality product. Beware.
Can't wait for the suns developing Maunder Minimum causing the freezing out of the crop. We can then go on state mandated dead winery tours to rip out vines and pull plows to get ready to plant winter wheat.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 15, 2019 01:42 PM (e1mEI)

239 But CBD, what did you think of the article?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at December 15, 2019 01:42 PM (CPk08)

240
I thought sulfiting red wine was a pretty old practice. Just burn some sulfur and put the SO2 gas into the cask partway through the aging process. Pretty low tech.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 15, 2019 01:42 PM (t5m5e)

241 Skip at December 15, 2019 01:17 PM (ZCEU2)


Read John Robison's 'Proofs of a Conspiracy', published in 1798. If I remember it correctly, the last few chapters read like Karl Marx.

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 15, 2019 01:43 PM (u5LFV)

242 Alice is hurting. Her worldview is being threatened. She wants a hug.

Posted by: mrp at December 15, 2019 01:43 PM (Pqytn)

243 Great new tweet by Trump:

"There was tremendous bias and guilt exposed [in IG Report], so obvious, but Horowitz couldn't get himself to say it. Big credibility loss. Obama knew everything!"

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 01:43 PM (H8QX8)

244 Some people did something.

Posted by: James Comey the Holy at December 15, 2019 01:44 PM (+y/Ru)

245 56
BTW, What kind of wine pairs best with corn flakes?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2019 12:37 PM (XVuno)

A nice wheat vodka.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at December 15, 2019 01:44 PM (CPk08)

246 (First time I ever made a pun in French.)

And funny!


Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2019 01:45 PM (gd9RK)

247 Prison wine is a natural as it gets.

Some water and fruit fermenting in a toilet bowl. 100% organic.

These people are non-smart.

Posted by: nip at December 15, 2019 01:45 PM (cpS4u)

248 My grandfather - an Army combat engineer - witnessed war crimes during the Battle of the Bulge. He watched some members of Peiper's column gun down some Belgian civilians. At war's end, he was transferred from the unit he commanded, and assigned to the tribunals, in some capacity. That's what my research entails - trying to find out what he was doing. He never wrote or, to my knowledge, spoke to any family about ANY of this, nor of his 'added' assignment.


Posted by: goatexchange at December 15, 2019 01:41 PM (iUjXP)

Present! Thanks for that. Good luck to you. I know about Nuremberg (of course), not much, or at all, about the other two that were taking place. I think it is a very worthwhile endeavor. Many who took part did not write memoirs, and I imagine the record is what is "in the record", documents that went into proceedings.

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 01:45 PM (zr5Kq)

249 People are always going to need status markers to show that they are better than everyone else because actually being better than everyone else would be a lot of work. But wine snobbery doesn't bother me overmuch. You find this kind of behavior in virtually every niche hobby or pursuit. Vinyl records, speakers, gadgets. You name it, there's some one out there who thinks your mundane consumer choices mark you as a savage or imbecile. And they always have a mouthful of jargon to talk down to you about it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 15, 2019 01:47 PM (H5knJ)

250 Life in the Bay Area:

Five more cars were struck by projectiles Saturday night bringing the total number of cases to 61 since February, according to the California Highway Patrol.

...

The CHP said there have been 11 reported attacks in the last three days with two on Thursday and four projectile attacks on Friday.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 15, 2019 01:49 PM (I2/tG)

251 Scaled back wine when great craft brews showed up at the market. Now, there is even a brew pub and an actual microbrewery in my podunk town
These are great times!

Posted by: roy_batty at December 15, 2019 01:49 PM (lWkJv)

252 So, I was doing a deep clean-out and reorganization of my garage this week. I came across several bottles of home brew beer that I had made back in probably 2007 or so. Obviously I had to crack one open and take a taste.

Lesson learned- skunky beer is NOT improved by a dozen years in a non-temperature controlled garage.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:50 PM (m45I2)

253 I will tolerate no snobbishness in my wine.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2019 01:50 PM (V3fhb)

254 "Elitist is shorter."



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

Yes, but it implies there's something elite in play, in lieu of any supporting evidence.

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 15, 2019 12:37 PM (8DvH0)





Same with "intellectual." It looks like it implies intelligence, so some people think it's a compliment.





Intellectual: Can sprinkle his casual conversation with Sartre quotes. Can't change a tire.

Best phrase I heard from elsewhere is "Comfy Class." Degrading without praising.
The best wine story I heard was told by one of the "Freakonomic" authors. When he was a student at Yale, he had to assemble the wine for some faculty shindig. You won't believe what happened next.

Posted by: Uma Thurmond's Feet at December 15, 2019 01:50 PM (rdUEL)

255 Fucking vinyl records. I can't even. I just can't.
I do miss the record covers though, spent many an hour staring at and studying those.

Posted by: nip at December 15, 2019 01:50 PM (cpS4u)

256 Of course your URL link won't work.

http://freakonomics.com/2008/07/16/cheap-wine/

Posted by: Uma Thurmond's Feet at December 15, 2019 01:51 PM (rdUEL)

257 When he was a student at Yale, he had to assemble the wine for some faculty shindig. You won't believe what happened next.
Posted by: Uma Thurmond's Feet

My experience with academic reception wine was that it always had to be the cheapest French white wine.

Posted by: Strom Thurmond's Nose at December 15, 2019 01:53 PM (QzkSJ)

258 I worked for Gallo Winery and sold a ton of different wines...my biggest sellers were white zins and sweet reds in boxes or jugs.... wine snobs would freak

Posted by: Some guy in Wisconsin at December 15, 2019 01:55 PM (ClCgE)

259 I worked for Gallo Winery and sold a ton of different wines...my biggest sellers were white zins and sweet reds in boxes or jugs.... wine snobs would freak
Posted by: Some

I will drink no wine before..Ok, it's time.

Posted by: Miklos the poor man's Oeneophile at December 15, 2019 01:57 PM (QzkSJ)

260 I grew up in Napa, and man do I hate bullshit wine aesthetes.

Posted by: Al Crapton at December 15, 2019 01:58 PM (GlmxK)

261 231 204 Few I drink beer slowly. A local brewery has those big steins available but I never use because the beer would be warm by the time I got to the bottom.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (Uu+Jp)

The solution is obvious: drink faster.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 01:22 PM (NWiLs)

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ikr?
Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 01:39 PM (RU4sa)

I go to the local taproom primarily in the hope of finding people to chat with. And so I chat whilst drinking beer, which makes the drinking slower.
I like the beer produced by local microbreweries but I'm honestly not snobbish about it.
Oddly enough my experience is that people drinking beer are friendlier than people drinking coffee. Or, for that matter, cocktails. Just my personal observation.

I've have never, even once, been in a wine bar.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 01:58 PM (Uu+Jp)

262 It was a light and fruity snark. Pretentious yet lacking in style or fact.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 01:59 PM (axyOa)

263 My town has a microbrewery right next to the Podunk River

Posted by: Regular joe at December 15, 2019 01:59 PM (6/uwW)

264 251 Scaled back wine when great craft brews showed up at the market. Now, there is even a brew pub and an actual microbrewery in my podunk town
These are great times!
Posted by: roy_batty at December 15, 2019 01:49 PM (lWkJv)

My small community has two microbreweries and a distillery. Kind of an interesting local development.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:00 PM (Uu+Jp)

265 250 Rocks I presume? Or bottles and other such

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:01 PM (ZCEU2)

266 What's the word?
Thunderbird!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 02:01 PM (NWiLs)

267 252
So, I was doing a deep clean-out and reorganization of my garage this
week. I came across several bottles of home brew beer that I had made
back in probably 2007 or so. Obviously I had to crack one open and take a
taste.



Lesson learned- skunky beer is NOT improved by a dozen years in a non-temperature controlled garage.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2019 01:50 PM (m45I2)


You are obviously wrong.

Posted by: Skuns everywhere. at December 15, 2019 02:01 PM (CPk08)

268 Taprooms for both microbreweries are child and pet friendly. It's something I appreciate.

I can always start a dog conversation.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

269 What's the word?
Thunderbird!
Posted by: Insomniac

But Olde English 800 has the power.

Posted by: Miklos, hand me anothe Mickey's Big Mouth, s'il vous plait at December 15, 2019 02:03 PM (QzkSJ)

270 One of the few benefits of Twitter is the exposure of "journalists" as largely ignorant and profoundly stupid; their bias was known but the depths of their idiocy was generally not. This article is exactly what you would expect from the Blue Check Mark cretins.

I actually grew up with natural wine. It is absolute crap for the most part, largely because it is so unstable. I traveled through Sonoma and Napa several years back and the trendy "organic" wine was all the rage. I caught the eye of several vinters who seemed amused and disdainful. There were a few exceptions but this was the wine of my youth: unbalanced, too fruit forward, unnecessarily acidic. It often has to be those things, or becomes those things, when sulfites and sugar are not used. "Natural" wines age poorly for the most part, and at their best are a few months old and taste of Gamay.

This is so dumb I hope the writer gets tremendous blowback, but he'll stupidly chalk it up to people's lack of enlightenment.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:04 PM (iw59Q)

271 But Olde English 800 has the power.
Posted by: Miklos, hand me anothe Mickey's Big Mouth, s'il vous plait at December 15, 2019 02:03 PM (QzkSJ)

Back in my day, a fawty of Olde English was as close to craft beer as you were going to get at the gas station convenience store.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 02:04 PM (NWiLs)

272 Northern, I went to an italian place last night, got a beer and small pizza to go. She forgot the "to go" part so I asked for a plate. Talked to a nice gentleman from OR. He was heading up to ski country. I should do that more often.

Although, I spent all day running errands in meat space, the bar was a nice break.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2019 02:05 PM (MTxDQ)

273 266 What's the word?
Thunderbird!
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 02:01 PM (NWiLs)

lol. Hows it sold? Good and cold. Whats the jive? Birds alive. Whats the price? Thirty twice. At least it was.

Posted by: Al Crapton at December 15, 2019 02:05 PM (GlmxK)

274 I have a 1976 German Reisling that I've kept cool and shaded. No idea what it would taste like.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 02:06 PM (axyOa)

275 I have a 1976 German Reisling that I've kept cool and shaded. No idea what it would taste like.


===

oh, dear....

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 02:08 PM (zr5Kq)

276 Diogenes, let someone else open it and taste it...got any neighbors you don't care for ?

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 02:08 PM (zr5Kq)

277 Drink the 2019 Presumptuous Fop now because Trump is going to turn it into 2020 Flop Sweat.

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 02:08 PM (FhXTo)

278 I have a 1976 German Reisling that I've kept cool and shaded. No idea what it would taste like.


Do whites continue to develop in the bottle? I think not, but I'm not sure.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2019 02:09 PM (gd9RK)

279 Rocket Fuel malt liquor! DAAAAAMN!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 02:09 PM (NWiLs)

280 I was once given a bottle of Albanian wine (in the 80's). Less said the better.

I guess Enver Hoxha, as a former French teacher, got all the good stuff.

Posted by: Miklos, Bulgarian brandy also has interesting effects at December 15, 2019 02:10 PM (QzkSJ)

281 Do whites continue to develop in the bottle?

This is the Moron way.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2019 02:10 PM (NWiLs)

282 Diogenes - my educated guess not to good, so don't be afraid of opening it. But you never know if you don't.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:11 PM (ZCEU2)

283 Rocket Fuel malt liquor! DAAAAAMN!
Posted by: Insomniac

Look out for the Bull, the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull...

Posted by: Miklos, now an upscale Valu-Rite snob at December 15, 2019 02:11 PM (QzkSJ)

284 Barefoot, organically-raised French farm girls.

You know the rules.

http://www.solsoya.com/blog-1/2016/10/12/wybalena-organic-farm

Posted by: DaveA at December 15, 2019 02:11 PM (FhXTo)

285 "278 I have a 1976 German Reisling that I've kept cool and shaded. No idea what it would taste like.


Do whites continue to develop in the bottle? I think not, but I'm not sure."

There are a few high end Spatlese-type Rieslings (I abhor them, but whaevs) that age well. But about 99 percent of whites are meant to be consumed within three years.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:11 PM (iw59Q)

286 Diogenes - my educated guess not to good, so don't be afraid of opening it. But you never know if you don't.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:11 PM (ZCEU2)

Over the years it's become just something to have.
The cork sure is an interesting color.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 02:12 PM (axyOa)

287 Do whites continue to develop in the bottle?


Is it OK to be white?

Posted by: Woke Chardonnay at December 15, 2019 02:12 PM (QzkSJ)

288 I have a couple of red wines from late 90s, those I expect should be fine barring spoilage.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:12 PM (ZCEU2)

289 Champaign making process is interesting. Ever wonder how those bubbles get in there ?

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 02:14 PM (zr5Kq)

290 Wine actually seeps into the cork, and if stored upright, air can get in destroying the wine.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:14 PM (ZCEU2)

291 Bottle of Wine

https://youtu.be/FZynyHW2hfw

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 02:14 PM (+y/Ru)

292 I have to give the writer credit, that is pompous, elitist, insular, with a soupcon of stupidity and ignorance all wrapped up in one short paragraph.
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Challenge accepted.

The biblical Noah, for anyone who still believes in the fairy tales from the so-called Old Testament, was fabled to be a vintner. The cultural heritage of natural winemaking and the resultant natural wine are so old that their prediluvian origins are surely components of as-yet undiscovered elements of the human genome. Tragically, this heritage was undermined by the quote-unquote New Testament with its depiction of wine being miraculously created from water; this, it should be noted, was for a wedding. With the parable of an extranatural process of producing wine making its way into Western culture, is it any wonder that divorce rates have skyrocketed over the past two millennia?

Granted it's not a short paragraph, but it has a couple of bonus attacks in it.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 15, 2019 02:15 PM (ScWBu)

293 Italians cheat at wine making.

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 02:15 PM (zr5Kq)

294 I'm having a Heineken of excellent vintage as we speak.

Heineken - the shit you drink out of country when you don't trust anything else. They make Schneider here - which is pretty good - but they don't have it at the bar and I don't feel like walking to the local liquor store.

So - green bottle it is.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:16 PM (bYn+n)

295
Champaign making process is interesting. Ever wonder how those bubbles get in there ?
Posted by: runner


Lawrence Welk bubble machine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 02:16 PM (aKsyK)

296 I have a few local wines people gave me, I wouldn't have liked them new so they are not going to be any better aged and they could be 10 years old.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:17 PM (ZCEU2)

297 There are a few high end Spatlese-type Rieslings (I
abhor them, but whaevs) that age well. But about 99 percent of whites
are meant to be consumed within three years.


Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:11 PM (iw59Q)

Especially if you're not storing them properly. Most people aren't.
With respect to sulfites, there is a segment of the population that seeks out sulfite-free wine because sulfites, even in just one glass of wine, will give them headaches.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2019 02:18 PM (6ezlu)

298 sniff, the only wine I drink is mead. Scandi nectar of the god /s
I'd probably drink normal wine but my stomach says no go. Rather odd, because I tend more towards cast iron stomach in general.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2019 02:18 PM (n4y+3)

299 Some madeira originally destined for Thomas Jefferson was salvaged from a sunken barge in the Potomac several years ago. Sold at auction, apparently drinkable, but that's madeira.

Some 1915 champagne destined for the Czar was also salvaged from a ship sunk in the Baltic by a U-Boat. Well preserved, apparently also drinkable.

For myself, to be on the safe side, I try to drink all wine within 30 minutes of purchase. Actually, the supermarket parking lot is fine.

Posted by: Miklos, Waffle House sommelier at December 15, 2019 02:19 PM (QzkSJ)

300 sniff, the only wine I drink is mead.

Way too sweet for me - but, that's why they make all kinds, right ?

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:19 PM (bYn+n)

301 Somebody should do a 4chan style troll of wine snobs by raving about the obvious superiority of wine glasses where the rim diameter, the stem length, and the base circumference follow the golden ratio or a Fibonacci sequence or similar malarkey*. I'd bet a Two Three Four Buck Chuck that nobody calls BS for at least a day.

* This one's for you, Joe!

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 15, 2019 02:20 PM (GsSQN)

302 With respect to sulfites, there is a segment of the population that seeks out sulfite-free wine because sulfites, even in just one glass of wine, will give them headaches.


==

True fact. Sulfites suck. Cali reds are rife with sulfites. European red wines, not so much. This is purely based on runner headache tachometer readings.

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 02:21 PM (zr5Kq)

303 "297 There are a few high end Spatlese-type Rieslings (I
abhor them, but whaevs) that age well. But about 99 percent of whites
are meant to be consumed within three years.


Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:11 PM (iw59Q)

Especially if you're not storing them properly. Most people aren't.
With respect to sulfites, there is a segment of the population that seeks out sulfite-free wine because sulfites, even in just one glass of wine, will give them headaches."

My girlfriend does. The tannins from red make it worse so she pretty well just drinks whites. Unfortunately, she loathes "natural" wine as much as I do.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:21 PM (iw59Q)

304 For myself, to be on the safe side, I try to drink all wine within 30 minutes of purchase. Actually, the supermarket parking lot is fine.
Posted by: Miklos, Waffle House sommelier at December 15, 2019 02:19 PM (QzkSJ)

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lol

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 02:22 PM (RU4sa)

305 295
Champaign making process is interesting. Ever wonder how those bubbles get in there ?
Posted by: runner

Lawrence Welk bubble machine.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 15, 2019 02:16 PM (aKsyK)

I grew up thinking champagne had to be horrid because of this show. If it made you want to listen to Norma Zimmer it had to be crap.

Posted by: CN at December 15, 2019 02:22 PM (U7k5w)

306 My girlfriend does. The tannins from red make it worse so she pretty well just drinks whites. Unfortunately, she loathes "natural" wine as much as I do.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:21 PM (iw59Q)

Does she have the same problem with French, Italian, Spanish reds ?

Posted by: runner at December 15, 2019 02:23 PM (zr5Kq)

307 In all seriousness - this entire discussion breaks down two types of people.

I like the people that turn you on to something good, and then let you know that "it only costs X and you can get it all day at Y". Those are my peeps.

To me - finding a good value is the best type of class distinction.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:23 PM (bYn+n)

308 For myself, to be on the safe side, I try to drink
all wine within 30 minutes of purchase. Actually, the supermarket
parking lot is fine.

Posted by: Miklos, Waffle House sommelier



Well sure, if you are into pointless self-denial. I try to finish it before exiting the checkout line.

Posted by: pep at December 15, 2019 02:23 PM (T6t7i)

309 300: They make mead in varying sweetnesses also. But I don't care for the very dry ones. Regardless I'm just riffing a bit. I'm mostly a barley pop gal and sometimes mixed drinks.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2019 02:23 PM (n4y+3)

310 Serve your "natural wine" along with "natural cheese".


Because it just isn't cheese unless it's infested with maggots and carries that authentic 1-2 punch of tuberculosis and brucellosis, with maybe just a dash of listeria for extra zing.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:24 PM (WsmTT)

311 Outtakes of a drunk Orson Welles for Paul Masson wine.

https://tinyurl.com/y6bw8lj8

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 02:24 PM (H8QX8)

312 Currently imbibing on a Stag, watching the snow.

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 02:24 PM (RU4sa)

313 Outtakes of a drunk Orson Welles for Paul Masson wine.

https://tinyurl.com/y6bw8lj8
Posted by: Dan Smoot's

Heh

Posted by: Miklos, raising a glass at December 15, 2019 02:26 PM (QzkSJ)

314 Random thought. If Stormy Daniels writes an autobiography, she could name it Deep In the End Zone.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2019 02:26 PM (+y/Ru)

315 > Do whites continue to develop in the bottle? I think not, but I'm not sure.

The wines I drink are best consumed from a brown paper bag underneath a freeway overpass.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:27 PM (WsmTT)

316

Ruinite or Aste Spumanti?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 15, 2019 02:27 PM (hDHPO)

317 310 Serve your "natural wine" along with "natural cheese".


Because it just isn't cheese unless it's infested with maggots and carries that authentic 1-2 punch of tuberculosis and brucellosis, with maybe just a dash of listeria for extra zing.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:24 PM (WsmTT)

Isn't natural cheese the stuff you pull out of your navel and from between your toes?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

318 "Do whites continue to develop in the bottle?"

They do better in re-education camps. Or so I'm told.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 15, 2019 02:28 PM (H8QX8)

319
When wine snobs start caterwauling about the superiority of a particular category of wine, without any thought given to specifics, I'm reminded of The Judgement Of Paris from 1976.

A famous limey wine merchant set up a wine tasting pitting various California wines against well-known French wines with the goal of knocking down the American upstarts (the limey ONLY sold Frog wines). He recruited some of the best, most prestigious wine critics in the world to conduct the blind tasting and publicized the hell out of it beforehand.

To everyone's surprise, including the wine critics (who all HATED the idea of California wines), the California wines came out on top of EVERY category.

Oops.

The limey got himself banned from the French wine tasting tours for a year as punishment for stupidly showing that Frog wines were overrated. And for the next 40 years the Frogs have screamed about how the tasting was biased, the Americans cheated, the sun was shining too brightly that day etc. Anything but that they had spent too many years resting on their previous reputation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2019 02:28 PM (eXA4G)

320 > Isn't natural cheese the stuff you pull out of your navel and from between your toes?

No, that stuff smells better.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:29 PM (WsmTT)

321 I'm mostly a barley pop gal and sometimes mixed drinks.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2019 02:23 PM (n4y+3)


Heard a new term for that just recently - a "frosty wheat soda".

I've probably never had a "good" mead - it's always just a home-made thing. And nothing wrong with that - I've had plenty of great home brews and like to think I made a few in my time. But the mead I've tried always tasted like the stuff I ended up with after the boil, before I pitched the hops.

I'd try it again. But Hell, the list of shit I've tried would make Satan blush.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:29 PM (bYn+n)

322 "306 My girlfriend does. The tannins from red make it worse so she pretty well just drinks whites. Unfortunately, she loathes "natural" wine as much as I do.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:21 PM (iw59Q)

Does she have the same problem with French, Italian, Spanish reds ?"

Yes, although as you pointed out the Euros aren't as heavy on sulfites. Tempranaillo will give her a headache and it's probably the one least likely to have heavy sulfites.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:29 PM (iw59Q)

323
Oops.

The limey got himself banned from the French wine tasting tours for a year as punishment for stupidly showing that Frog wines were overrated. And for the next 40 years the Frogs have screamed about how the tasting was biased, the Americans cheated, the sun was shining too brightly that day etc. Anything but that they had spent too many years resting on their previous reputation.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2019 02:28 PM (eXA4G)

ever see the movie Bottle Shock? I don't know how accurate it is, but it's a fun telling of those events.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 15, 2019 02:30 PM (jp0Bv)

324 "outtakes of a drunk orson welles..."

he was such a pathetic figure those last years, those last decades, but i've watched some interviews from those years on youtube and her's surprisingly lucid, perceptive, unneurotic, and interesting.

worth a review.

Posted by: mjc at December 15, 2019 02:30 PM (Pg+x7)

325 Ruinite or Aste Spumanti?

Posted by: Soothsayer

No no, you no wanna dat!

Posted by: Aldo Cella at December 15, 2019 02:31 PM (QzkSJ)

326 317 310 Serve your "natural wine" along with "natural cheese".

Because it just isn't cheese unless it's infested with maggots and carries that authentic 1-2 punch of tuberculosis and brucellosis, with maybe just a dash of listeria for extra zing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:24 PM (WsmTT)

Isn't natural cheese the stuff you pull out of your navel and from between your toes?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:27 PM (Uu+Jp)


We need Brie Larsen's take on this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 02:31 PM (pNm1M)

327 Wine all comes from the same place: the liquor store. And Lo! and Behold! When I go to the liquor store, I find they have rum and beer, so i get those, instead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 02:31 PM (Ol3ZL)

328 Can weed buffs tell the difference between varieties of bud?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 15, 2019 02:32 PM (Uu+Jp)

329 "318 "Do whites continue to develop in the bottle?"

They do better in re-education camps. Or so I'm told."

Along these lines, stock up on South African wines while you can.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 15, 2019 02:32 PM (iw59Q)

330 COMEY NOOD

(there's a frightening thought)

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2019 02:32 PM (ZCEU2)

331 Any wine is enhanced by filtering it through a once-worn nylon.

Posted by: Steve Kroft at December 15, 2019 02:32 PM (QE8X6)

332 We need Brie Larsen's take on this.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2019 02:31 PM (pNm1M)


Of course. Her opinion will be well-considered and extremely intelligent. Because, let's be honest, it's not like she's going to just pull it out of THAT ass.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 15, 2019 02:32 PM (bYn+n)

333 > No no, you no wanna dat!

> Posted by: Aldo Cella

Found the 29-year-old.

Sadly, the Intarwebz tell me that the actor who played Aldo Cella died in 2013, at age 73.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 02:33 PM (WsmTT)

334 Nood.

Comey.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 15, 2019 02:33 PM (rBtIz)

335
the grey lady is nothing but a fine example of maderized, oxidized, corked, brett-laden vinegar...

Posted by: krusty at December 15, 2019 02:34 PM (Psuwu)

336 Outtakes of a drunk Orson Welles for Paul Masson wine.

https://tinyurl.com/y6bw8lj8
Posted by: Dan Smoot's

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lol

Looks like the guy holding the bottle wants to use it as a weapon.

Posted by: SMH at December 15, 2019 02:34 PM (RU4sa)

337 All I remember about wines could fill a thimble. I do vividly recall a wine my father used to drink, Zeller Schwarzcatz ("black cat") becaus