Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/21/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

I could go on, but I conclude this portion simply by stating an obvious and lamentable fact: every single institution in the United States is either actively malicious toward the American people, or a complete scam—and often both. Darren J. Beattie


Quote II

"I want to move to Taiwan because Hong Kong is in a period of white terror and ruled by the police, which scares me. I saw no future for the city when it returned to China some 20 years ago, but now it’s dangerous to live in, as the police are not protecting people." Steven Chen


Quote III

“We obviously don’t give an intelligence test before people take these things out. Why someone would think that it makes sense to take one of these scooters on the interstate is beyond me.” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett


Quote IV

“It is an outrageous betrayal of people who have worked hard, paid their taxes and made their National Insurance contributions for decades in the expectation that they will receive at least a basic income so they can retire, rather than being forced to labour until they drop.” Ros Altmann


Quote V

The US military spends an ungodly amount of treasure in men and material. When you have all that money sloshing around in often esoteric areas, the usual rent-seekers, thieves, and other parasitic characters will always be there looking to dip their beaks.

Thick and robust firewalls need to be in place.Cdr. Salamander


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The French have developed a roof top garden.

The world’s largest rooftop urban farm is set to open in Paris next year—and it’s already projected to feed thousands of people every year.

The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.


Will it work as well as their solar road?

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Our youngest daughter was born in 1993. I couldn't imagine life without her.

Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

According to Yahoo News, the former "Charmed" actress and noted feminist activist revealed in the latest of her podcast "Sorry Not Sorry" that she had two abortions in her early twenties when her relationship with her boyfriend went south.

"In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said. "I was in love for the first time in the breathless way you can only be in love when you are young. It was huge — overwhelming even. It filled every part of living. It was a joyful and exciting and powerful time in my life."


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No shit!


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As we all know The ONT is continuously looking out for you. We don't give stock tips. However, you may want to think twice before investing in this IPO.

WeWork, the office-sharing, kegger-hosting phenomenon that has redefined the modern workspace, is also raising the bar for how much money a startup can lose and still be considered a buzzy investment.


WeWork's corporate parent, the We Company, which released its IPO documents on Wednesday, loses roughly $5,197 per customer who inhabits its office space per year. That's considerably more than newly public companies like Uber or Beyond Meat are losing on their growing customer bases.

WeWork, which says in the offering document that its corporate mission is no less than to "to elevate the world's consciousness," is on track to lose $2.7 billion this year from its operations, up from nearly $1.7 billion last year. The company's revenue in the first six months of the year nearly doubled from last year's first half, to $1.5 billion. The company said its losses rose just 10% from a year ago, but that includes a $470 million non-operating, and likely non-recurring, gain. Exclude that, and losses from the We Company, which says it will trade under the ticker symbol "WE," rose 60%.

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Learn to #Code Fredo..........

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Has Florida Man Syndrome struck the UK? Manure dumped outside of pub.

A HUGE pile of manure has been dumped outside a pub with signs accusing the landlord of sleeping with someone's wife.

The muck was piled outside the Hawkley Inn near Liss, Hampshire with obscene messages - allegedly left by a scorned husband.

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The moral case for campus carry.

Campus carry is simply an extension of our natural right of self-defense. Our right to life follows us wherever we go, so the right to defend our lives must also accompany us. Whether I am at home, in my car, at work, or in the classroom, I possess the absolute and unrelenting right to defend myself against unjust aggression. Because firearms enhance that right, there exists a strong presumption in favor of being allowed to own and carry a firearm as I go about my daily business.


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Quite the smart phone app, this one will tell you when food has gone bad.

In order to help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers, researchers have developed new low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging.

One in three UK consumers throw away food solely because it reaches the “use-by” date, but 60% (4.2 million tonnes) of the £12.5 billion-worth of food we throw away each year is safe to eat.

The laboratory prototype sensors cost two US cents each to make. Known as “paper-based electrical gas sensors” (PEGS), they detect spoilage gases like ammonia and trimethylamine in meat and fish product


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The ONT Musical Interlude


No rhyme or reason tonight. Just talented folks no longer with us..............


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If your motel room has bed bugs, leave. Don't become a Genius Award Winner.

MADISON (WKOW) — A man who said he was, “trying to put out bed bugs with a cigarette,” accidentally started a mattress on fire Thursday in a west side hotel.

Firefighters responded to the hotel overnight for a report of a mattress on fire in one of the rooms, according to a Madison Fire Department incident report.

Guest were evacuated as firefighters responded.


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These rockers are Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

The donation to the nonprofit organization Daruieste Viata ("Give Life") was announced just prior to the band's sold out concert in Bucharest.

"The donation made by Metallica has a special meaning to our project. On one hand, their music inspires and touches so many Romanians, and at the same time so many Romanians are inspired by and contribute to the establishing of the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania, in order to give children with cancer a chance to live," said Carmen Uscatu, President of Daruieste Viata Association.


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 It's me again.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (w7U7L)

2 Long road ahead...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (UUBmN)

3 Ola!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (Y4EXg)

4 Oh, my.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (w7U7L)

5 Forest Gump road!


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (438dO)

6 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (wgV7k)

7 Six comments in and I miss Fen already.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (jh17W)

8 Oh how I want to ride that highway!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (BiNEL)

9 RUN FOREST....RUN

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (FiUMj)

10 Th

Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (MAstk)

11 First?

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (yztq2)

12 Oh my MH, that picture is just stunning. Good Lord, makes me just want to get the hell out of Dodge.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

13 Hey everybody.

Alyssa Milano can DIAF. Honestly, her comment proves a hypothesis I've had for a long time, which is that some women are *sexually turned on* by getting abortions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (L2ZTs)

14 Six comments in and I miss Fen already.
Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (jh17W)


A truly lovely person!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (BiNEL)

15 The road to nowhere
Leads to me

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

16 Not Top 10!

ELENENTY!!

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:03 PM (LImvu)

17 Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE*.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM


*Cash, check, or money order?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)

18 Howdy Pardner

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (GaOgf)

19 Insomniac:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQiOA7euaYA

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

20 Free market capitalists don't want government telling me how much I must pay my workers or that they must be US citizens
Government interference is socialism

Posted by: Kurt at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (qlc0k)

21 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

22 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (arJlL)

23 Is that the proverbial road less travelled in the top picture?

Sweet.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (GaOgf)

24 Lol, ""In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said" meaning she was a pass around party ho.

Posted by: Gmac - Winning never gets old, like me ... But I'm still winning dammit! at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (qZdIZ)

25 That picture reminds of the first time I ever went to AZ.. daughter and I drove. We are tooling along.. can't remember exactly where we were and I saw in the very far distance the mountains. I said omg.. are those mountains?? Are those MOUNTAINS??? Daughter says yeah mom. Those are mountains. Then we almost ran out of gas in the desert after driving through said mountains. I didn't know driving through those suckers can suck the gas right out of your car. Lesson learned.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (dUJdY)

26
And those desert plants are better represented in Congress than Americans living in cities!


End the Electoral College!

Posted by: Sandy Ocasio at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (sy5kK)

27 Evenin' Horde!

That last picture reminds me of the Rusty Chevrolet song.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (Zbbka)

28 Re campus carry - Mrs. TP teaches an evening class for grad students at The very large Midwestern university. The walk between her class building and the parking lot is sketchy after dark. Campus is totally criminal friendly. She's small, a bit frail and cannot run at all.

She carries. Damn the rules.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (Y4EXg)

29 The long and winding..nope scratch that..the long and straight road.

That really is a lovely picture. I'm with Jewells. Let's all go for a ride.

Posted by: Tuna at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (jm1YL)

30 (No offense intended to Charles the Simple, lin-duh, Tonypete, Chi-Town Jerry or Zettai Roshia-no Botto. I trust you all know what I mean.)

(And congrats to Charles the Simple on First!)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (jh17W)

31 I had to stop listening to Hadrian's collection to listen to "Werewolves",but it was worth it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

32 21 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

When she is an old woman she will regret not having children. She will be alone and no one will care for her.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (GaOgf)

33 "Little old lady got mutilated late last night..."

Such an awesome line.

Posted by: davidt at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (Bgx7w)

34 Good evening horde

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 10:08 PM (BbGew)

35 *Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE.*

I will just wait for Ace to post his movie review of the ONT.

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (LImvu)

36 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.

Posted by: Insomniac
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The cookie that Pepperidge Farm named after her ain't that great, either.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (jh17W)

37 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (TdMsT)

38 FireHorse, how many abortions has the cookie had?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (L2ZTs)

39 For Fen:
For she's a jolly good fellow,
For she's a jolly good fellow,
For she's a jolly good fellow . . .
That no one can deny!
Hip! Hip! Hooray!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (q1Pj5)

40 Tuna I so wanted to drive to the Texas MoMe but my poor back said no way. I just love road trips.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (dUJdY)

41 FireHorse,
I'm no Fen... but I'll pray for your soul anyways.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (UUBmN)

42

In 1993, I was even more of a whore than the other years I was a whore.

Posted by: Alyssa Milano at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (sy5kK)

43 Hi Ladyl!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

44 MisHu, I've told this story before, but my youngest was also born in 1993. We already had two daughters, the 7 year old with Down Syndrome. When my wife turned down amnioscentesis, the doctor was shocked. "What if your baby is horribly deformed, and doomed to die?" Mrs. Simple said, "Then he lives his life, and dies, and we grieve and bury him."
He's a 25 y.o. Air Force officer, promotes to O3 this fall. And yes, life wouldn't be the same without ALL of my children.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (w7U7L)

45 That Niven ring is wobbly.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (LxTcq)

46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)

47 HotAir had a funny story today about how the entire county where thousands of idjits plan to "storm Area 51" has a grand total of less than 200 hotel/motel rooms.

Once most of their wifi doesn't work, most of the said idjits will probably want to drop the whole project.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

48 Jewells45-

Glad you're ok, kid !

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (arJlL)

49 Hearing East on I-80 as you come to the Nevada / Utah state line you can look down the highway far enough to see the curvature of the earth. Cool.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (xNAv5)

50 Wow, what a beautiful shot.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (n/eZB)

51 Now we have transcripts. This Ace fella really tics all the boxes with this webzine or whatever.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2019 10:12 PM (hr5kG)

52 And as others have noted, the top pic is awesome.

Makes me want to jump in the car and drive.

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:12 PM (LImvu)

53
I want to move to Taiwan because Hong Kong is in a period of white terror and ruled by the police, which scares me.

That sounds like every Democrat running for president.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:12 PM (aKsyK)

54 Congratulations on the two dismembered babies, Alyssa. Hope they didn't suffer much so you could have your joyful and powerful life.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (amw5z)

55 Evening!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (438dO)

56

The Winter brothers are unsung champions of the blues. I don't know if their old stuff improves, or it is just that most of the newer stuff is garbage.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (sy5kK)

57 That wheel thing happened to my sister driving a '64 Corvair. Hilarious.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yhYmR)

58 Thanks JT! I wasn't terribly worried but better safe than sorry. I'm feeling back to normal today finally!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

59 I want those assholes to go to Area 51 and find out what breaking red means.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (nDe2U)

60 19 Insomniac:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQiOA7euaYA
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

I was thinking Ozzy, but nice.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

61 TLR
Wheee doggeeeh

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (DrqHq)

62 Insomniac
You've got the Nurse in your corner. A lady with style and class.
Tough to go wrong there.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yOcNV)

63 A former paid Trump campaign worker and current GSA assistant administrator was fired from his job in the White House for having oral (gay?) sex on the roof of the White House
I guess he/they were sort of victims of the bathroom wars/no gender neutral policies there

Posted by: Kurt at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (qlc0k)

64 I was on 183 in Austin getting ready to exit onto Mopac. Pick-up in front of me had that tire thing happen. Truck turned onto Mopac; one of it's tire continued right on down 183.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (H5knJ)

65 I have this theory that some women who have abortions behave like Alyssa Milano as a way to silence their guilty conscience. If they can somehow shut up or marginalize those who believe that abortion is murder, maybe just maybe they can convince themselves that they never committed a crime.

I believe that they will never find inner peace until they admit that what they did was wrong, repent, ask for forgiveness, and atone for their sins.

But that's just my opinion.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (IKVyV)

66 62 Insomniac
You've got the Nurse in your corner. A lady with style and class.
Tough to go wrong there.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yOcNV)

You are correct, sir.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (NWiLs)

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*Cash, check, or money order?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)



ammo

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

68 Test

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (ltuaO)

69 19 Thanks for that. I love that song.

The top pic gives me wanderlust and just go drive and only stop for gas and food and pee breaks.

Crank up Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and just get outta town.

Hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected.

Prayers for Fenelon and the prayer list.


Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (Gylu/)

70 HotAir had a funny story today about how the entire county where thousands of idjits plan to "storm Area 51" has a grand total of less than 200 hotel/motel rooms.

Once most of their wifi doesn't work, most of the said idjits will probably want to drop the whole project.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Never stopped Burning Man.

Think less concerned folk.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (DrqHq)

71 >>> 68 Test
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (ltuaO)

*holds up card*

5.5

Posted by: East German Judge at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (0ReGO)

72 Quote II:

I had an interesting conversation with an HK emigre to the US (legal of course), and it is really going to hell in a hand basket there, She got out two years before the Brits wimped out and will never go back. HK police are brutal and "suspects" have no rights (surprise, surprise). Everyone knows that every electronic message is monitored, and "insider" code words are in common use. Police have penetrated the dissidents, but, in turn, the dissidents have penetrated the police and bi-directional hacking is the order of the day.

We need to pay attention to prepare for the post 2024 world here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (BiNEL)

73 71 >>> 68 Test
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (ltuaO)

*holds up card*

5.5
Posted by: East German Judge at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (0ReGO)

Score inflation!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (NWiLs)

74 Glorious photo up top, Mis Hum !

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (LPnfS)

75 I once had the privilege of having my tire shred, at high speed, on the Jersey Turnpike. That was real fun. And good evening Horde.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (1FhAQ)

76 65 I have this theory that some women who have abortions behave like Alyssa Milano as a way to silence their guilty conscience.

___

Why do you assume she has a guilty conscience? Seriously. Millions of women have abortions. Some regret it, some don't. Some have multiple abortions and shrug their shoulders about it.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (FiUMj)

77 weft-cut, I think Burning Man is fairly close to Reno/Sparks though. Tons of places to stay there.

The Area 51 area, OTOH, seems to be considerably further away from anything.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

78
Oh how I want to ride that highway!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


It looks like the road to Area 51.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (aKsyK)

79 43 Hi Ladyl!!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)



{{{Jewells!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

80 Werewolves have been outlawed in London.

Bluebell's Spork is..... next.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (QzJWU)

81 67 17 Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE*.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM

*Cash, check, or money order?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)
ammo
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (sy5kK)


AND EverClear!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

82 Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

That's true, those abortions helped her to become a typical member of the entertainment industry. Does it even occur to people like herself that a large number of the liberals in the entertainment industry wallow in shallowness and childish self-indulgence.
No one is surprised that these people seem to have a high incidence of substance abuse and that many of them can't maintain long term marriages.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

83 Hong Kong talent is leaving the area. Again.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

84 >>>Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE.

Cool. Now just provide me the address to send my request.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (RfzVr)

85 I'm so glad I killed those two people back in 1993, my life would have been so less awesome if they would have lived!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (Rz2Nc)

86 So...


I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

87 I have no idea how those expiry dates on packaged food are determined... If it doesn't smell too bad, eat it! God gave us all an immune system, and a nose right above our corn hole -- use them!

Of course, I've a great sense of smell... It's a curse, actually...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (wgV7k)

88 The Metallica story is cool. I'm not a big fan of theirs but good for them. Another band that does something similar, but in the US is Breaking Benjamin. They've partnered with St Jude's. Seem like a decent couple of guys

Posted by: Gman at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (GyfXs)

89 32:When she is an old woman she will regret not having children.


Milano has a couple of kids now. They are doomed.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TDEu0)

90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

91 49 Hearing East on I-80 as you come to the Nevada / Utah state line you can look down the highway far enough to see the curvature of the earth. Cool.
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (xNAv5)

Shill!

Posted by: eric dubay at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (QwmrN)

92 My dachshund just swallowed a whole chicken drumstick bone. Prayers and good karma would really be appreciated.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (0x00j)

93

Bill Gates was named as one of the executors of Jeffery Epstein's estate. They apparently have some previous path crossings.


HuH?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (sy5kK)

94 81 67 17 Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE*.
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*Cash, check, or money order?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)
ammo
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

AND EverClear!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

Hookers, blow and maple syrup.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

95 FireHorse, how many abortions has the cookie had?

Posted by: qdpsteve
________

Back in the '90s, the Pepperidge Farm Milano was known in cookie circles as a tart, even though it's just dark chocolate between two vanilla wafers. It gained an especially scandalous reputation among the Chessmen. Even the bishops got involved, and they took an oath to not do that sort of stuff. Heck, even the queen got in on what that cookie was slinging around.

I guess I'll answer your question with a question: Seen any miniature dark chocolate rooks or knights in the supermarket in the last twenty-five years

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (jh17W)

96 Burning Man is way out in the middle of nowhere. Nowhere near Reno. And besides the whole point of it is to be THERE, not in a hotel room.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (FiUMj)

97 FireHorse, I see you've given this some thought ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

98 I'm blowing off work tomorrow to go fishing with my son.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (yztq2)

99 90 No love for Triumph?? They were Canucks, eh?

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (Gylu/)

100 Thanks JT! I wasn't terribly worried but better safe than sorry. I'm feeling back to normal today finally!
Posted by: Jewells45

Let this be a teachable moment for the Horde: whenever ya feel like shit, look at the bright side and be thankful that ya don't smell like shit. (This may not apply in San Fran)

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (arJlL)

101 LL, my bad then. I thought it was similar to Coachella, about 20-50 miles from some seriously populated areas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (L2ZTs)

102 98 I'm blowing off work tomorrow to go fishing with my son.
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (yztq2)

Good for you, dude.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

103 Hey everybody.



Alyssa Milano can DIAF. Honestly, her comment proves a hypothesis
I've had for a long time, which is that some women are *sexually turned
on* by getting abortions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (L2ZTs)

Ho's for satan?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (9Om/r)

104

*holds up card* 

5.5

Posted by: East German Judge at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (0ReGO)

Thank you, thank you.

Alyssa Milano could have let her child live and she knows it. If she's bringing it up decades after the fact means it's still lurking in her mind.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (ltuaO)

105 Hookers, blow and maple syrup.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (NWiLs)


MisHum likes it sticky? I did not know that...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (L2ZTs)

106 What's up with Fenelon?

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (TDEu0)

107 My dachshund just swallowed a whole chicken drumstick bone. Prayers and good karma would really be appreciated.

Oh no!!! Oh dachshunds have a very special place in my heart. I hope he/she is okay!! Probably should go to the vet.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

108 The Band were mostly Canadian.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (0x00j)

109 Liberals have to celebrate the evils that they commit in order to deceive themselves that they did not, in fact, do anything evil.

However, we know they did. And so does God.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (AkkRZ)

110 >>> 86 So...


I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

NOT a low-cut shirt, despite what some Morons may tell you (and ask for pics).

Hot brass in boobs = no fun.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (0ReGO)

111 Did it chew it up and swallow, or swallow it whole? If the second, I'd contact a vet.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (Rz2Nc)

112 87 I have no idea how those expiry dates on packaged food are determined... If it doesn't smell too bad, eat it! God gave us all an immune system, and a nose right above our corn hole -- use them!

Of course, I've a great sense of smell... It's a curse, actually...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (wgV7k)

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

My son has no sense of smell, so he won't notice if things go bad. All things considered, though, if you're going to lack a sense, that's probably one of the least problematic.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (Zbbka)

113 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (L2ZTs)

Ho's for satan?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (9Om/r)

If there isn't an all-chick metal band by this name, there ought to be.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (NWiLs)

114 96 Burning Man is way out in the middle of nowhere. Nowhere near Reno. And besides the whole point of it is to be THERE, not in a hotel room.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (FiUMj)

And the drugs. And rape. And a lifetime of regret.

Posted by: eric dubay at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (QwmrN)

115 Berserker, I imagine Alyssa spending eternity wide awake, trapped in a very tiny, pitch-black box.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

116 What's up with Fenelon?

She just said she was having health issues, didn't want to elaborate.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (dUJdY)

117 >
Good for you, dude.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (NWiLs)



Thanks brother. With any luck, I'll be sending pics to Bender.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (yztq2)

118 If your left rear tire is going downhill faster than your car...

...you just might be a Moron.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (mvenn)

119 My dachshund just swallowed a whole chicken drumstick bone. Prayers and good karma would really be appreciated.

Posted by: NeoOtter
________

The danger comes when they chew the bones and make them sharp and then swallow them. (Seriously.)

The advantage of the dachshund is that the long narrow body should orient the bone lengthwise during digestion, so pooping it out should be a no problem. (Totally kidding on this point.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (jh17W)

120 90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve



Rush. It's not even close.

{I'm an admitted Rush fanboy, so slightly biased}

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (TDEu0)

121 That top picture shouts "Road Trip."

Well done, Misanthropic Humanitarian.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (u82oZ)

122 She carries. Damn the rules.
Posted by: Tonypete

My older sister used to teach at Shawnee State in Southern Ohio, and it was a long drive home at night.

Her husband took a .410 shotgun and sawed off the barrel (totally illegal) and she carried it under her driver's seat.....just in case.

Totally illegal, but inside of 10 feet, totally deadly. She's kind of little too, and could be overpowered by a hyper squirrel (is that an exaggeration?)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (S6Pax)

123 Milano has a couple of kids now. They are doomed.

Mommy loved you so much that she decided to have you, and not kill you like the first two.

Posted by: Milano! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

124 Never been to Burning man myself. But I know a dude who went for several years in a row. Said it was a surreal experience. If you met him on the street you'd never guess he's into the scene.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (FiUMj)

125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
----
Comfortable, non-restrictive pants and high collared shirt. Put your hair up, wear a baseball type hat or visor. Closed toe shoes. You don't want hot brass to get down a low cut blouse. Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)

126 NeoOtter, really? I thought they were mostly southern.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

127 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?



Crew neck t-shirt. And either jeans or cargo pants. Maybe long shorts.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (AkkRZ)

128 Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Was Federal Informant
according to;
https://theappeal.org/police-shooting-informant/

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (WdocV)

129 Bander not Bender. Freaking auto cucumber

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (yztq2)

130 Did it chew it up and swallow, or swallow it whole? If the second, I'd contact a vet.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42
________

Oh, boy -- really? I thought the chewing was the bad part.

Crap -- call the vet, and I'll ask St. Francis to -- what's the dog's name?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (jh17W)

131 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

___

Cory Hart

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (FiUMj)

132 Hola chamucos y chamucas.

Posted by: chango butt at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (B+t5k)

133 46 LL
Yes I was appalled by her comments. She seems typical of a strain in our society today that is self-centered and completely amoral. It's a stain on society. People like her should be shamed and not celebrated. Sorry I sound like a cranky old fart it's the truth.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (lJ4HH)

134 Alyssa Milano is effing retarded.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (Dhht7)

135 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Wear absolutely nothing. That way they know you're not break any concealed carry laws ...

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (LPnfS)

136 Jewells45,

He, Skip, is going to the vet first thing tomorrow. This little guy is pretty much my life now. My wife is devastated he slipped in to our bedroom and snatched up her entire dinner.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (0x00j)

137 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

___

A black trench coat, sunglasses, and a stone cold WOAH face.

Posted by: Keanu Reeves at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (WdocV)

138 Bill Gates was named as one of the executors of Jeffery Epstein's estate. They apparently have some previous path crossings.

Remember, Epstein was a big patron of tech research, to such an extent that he allegedly provided underage girls to a couple of famous scientists.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

139 If there isn't an all-chick metal band by this name, there ought to be.
Posted by: Insomniac


Well, baby metal is pretty satanic for some variation of the term.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (DrqHq)

140 2 abortions in one year. Gawd.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (Fxt+d)

141 Hope Fenelon is doing OK.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (l9m7l)

142 olddog.. how is your wife doing?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

143 Guess Who > BTO > Rush

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (RfzVr)

144 I'm blowing off work tomorrow to go fishing with my son.
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (yztq2)

Awesome, enjoy!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (Rz2Nc)

145 >>>
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
----
Comfortable, non-restrictive pants and high collared shirt. Put your hair up, wear a baseball type hat or visor. Closed toe shoes. You don't want hot brass to get down a low cut blouse. Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)

See, *this* was actually helpful!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (0ReGO)

146 Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Was Federal Informant

He picked a helluva time to clam up.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

147
Totally illegal, but inside of 10 feet, totally deadly. She's kind of little too, and could be overpowered by a hyper squirrel (is that an exaggeration?)
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America



I think you're underestimating your sister my dear. I'd say she could be overpowered by a deranged rabbit. But not a squirrel....

/Ohio Night of the Lepus...

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (AkkRZ)

148 Pioneering aviators > pioneering motorists! That fellow who lost a wheel probably survived...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (wgV7k)

149 24 Lol, ""In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said" meaning she was a pass around party ho.
Posted by: Gmac - Winning never gets old, like me ... But I'm still winning dammit! at


It also means that after the first abortion she was still to dumb to use birth control.
She may as well hang a sign around her neck that says, "Too stupid to learn."

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

150 86 So...


I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

151 Mommy loved you so much that she decided to have you, and not kill you like the first two.

Posted by: Milano! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

I have always wondered what those mothers say to their children if they find out what they did?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (ltuaO)

152 That wheel thing happened to my sister driving a '64 Corvair. Hilarious.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yhYmR)


I had forgotten this, but I was driving an International Harvester TravelAll (precursor to the Suburban) when I lost a rear wheel (bearing failure). I had driven hundreds of miles in that beast towing a loaded four horse trailer for daughter H's Pony Club. But, it never failed me in those situations. I had second thoughts about Divine Providence after that event.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

153 ---
Comfortable, non-restrictive pants and high collared shirt. Put your hair up, wear a baseball type hat or visor. Closed toe shoes. You don't want hot brass to get down a low cut blouse. Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)


Thanks, Lin-duh. The shirt is going to be a problem. I'll have to go through the closets tomorrow morning...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

154 147 I'd totally go see that movie...

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (Gylu/)

155 My wife is devastated he slipped in to our bedroom and snatched up her entire dinner.

Ours snuck into hubby's room and ate a whole bunch of chocolate. I think I even mentioned it on the ONT months ago. He was fine. But a bone is a different story.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

156 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

Posted by: qdpsteve
________

Kick Axe.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (jh17W)

157 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?



I live in the Detroit area, and listen to a Canadian rock station. There are THREE Canadian rockers: Rush, Loverboy and Bryan Adams. That's the list.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (AkkRZ)

158 Speaking of JT's info above...

Was there ever any evidence presented that the Las Vegas shooter of a few years ago was a government, or deep state, employee?

Still frustrating, of course, that the investigation was closed without any kind of resolution.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

159
Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)


Hmmm. This sounds more dangerous than I thought.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

160 This little guy is pretty much my life now. My wife is devastated he slipped in to our bedroom and snatched up her entire dinner.

Her entire dinner was a chicken bone ?

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (arJlL)

161 good evening y'all

Posted by: wing at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (JFzNN)

162 FireHorse, not Chilliwack? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)

163 I have always wondered what those mothers say to their children if they find out what they did?

Those poor kids. It's one thing to have a couple of literal skeletons in your closet, and quite another to announce that you are damned proud of it.

Abortion is so empowering you see.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

164 Two babies died to make room for a B - movie actress? Or is it TV. Seems a little pompous of Milano to be congratulating herself. And deranged.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (Fxt+d)

165 159
Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)


Hmmm. This sounds more dangerous than I thought.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

Nah. Just dress appropriately and you'll be fine.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

166 Nice ONT, Mis Hum. The road in that photo seems to go on forever. . .

Sadly, I believe that Darren J. Beattie guy is on to something.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (bHlGF)

167 28 Re campus carry - Mrs. TP teaches an evening class for grad students at The very large Midwestern university. The walk between her class building and the parking lot is sketchy after dark. Campus is totally criminal friendly. She's small, a bit frail and cannot run at all.

She carries. Damn the rules.
Posted by: Tonypete


Not to scare you, but predators know that university campuses have a lot women walking around at night.

Aren't the oh so liberal universities concerned about women's safety?

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (+lVUW)

168 NOT a low-cut shirt, despite what some Morons may tell you (and ask for pics).

Hot brass in boobs = no fun.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (0ReGO)

Madame, you are no fun at all.
The hot brass dance is awesome!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 21, 2019 10:29 PM (z79tQ)

169 qdpsteve,

all of the original Band members but Levon Helm were from Canada.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:29 PM (0x00j)

170 "receive at least a basic income so they can retire, rather than being forced to labour until they drop"

I actually _hoped_ never to retire, to keep working til I literally died at my desk. Then my employer folded, and I discovered that NOBODY wants to hire a 62-year-old white male with 43 years in the workforce, and a BSCS and MSCS (that I paid for out of my OWN pocket!) It was a giant slap in the f*cking face, and a source of my furious resentment.

Salt in the wound: LIE after LIE after LIE from hiring managers, employment agencies, job fair stooges, etc. Their ONLY skill is LYING, and they suck at it. They got mad at ME when I'd catch them in their transparent f*cking LIES!

F*ck them, I'll live off their FICA contributions, and HOPE the well runs dry before THEY retire. I'm now a socialist by necessity, not design.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 10:29 PM (mk9aG)

171

143 Guess Who > BTO > Rush
Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (RfzVr)


Guess Who = Bachman Turner Overdrive

essentially.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (sy5kK)

172 hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac
----
Me too!

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (UUBmN)

173 Berserker, I imagine Alyssa spending eternity wide awake, trapped in a very tiny, pitch-black box.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)


But she can hear "things" moving around outside the box!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (BiNEL)

174

The Guess Who

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (aKsyK)

175 Loverboy is Canuck? Hmm. I had no idea. You learn new stuff every day/

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (FiUMj)

176 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Jeans, closed-toe shoes, a t-shirt with a high neckline. A baseball cap is good too to prevent brass dropping onto your head.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (qc+VF)

177 Those poor kids. It's one thing to have a couple of literal skeletons in your closet, and quite another to announce that you are damned proud of it.

Abortion is so empowering you see.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

---------

A couple of puny babies aren't going to hold Alyssa back, becuz GRRRRRRRRLLL Power!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (amw5z)

178 cfo mom-

Did you and your grandson at least have an enjoyable time ?

And would you wish to do it again ?

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (arJlL)

179 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?


The Guess Who.


Burton Cummings voice was all kinds of awesome.

Posted by: davidt at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (Bgx7w)

180 One would think a cartilaginous bird bone should be easily digestable by a canine... I could be wrong...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (wgV7k)

181 Thunderface (from Dog River, SK) is an enjoyable act.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:32 PM (jh17W)

182 Guess Who = Bachman Turner Overdrive



essentially.



Yeah, I see that.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:32 PM (AkkRZ)

183 Watching Tucker. He had the Gates story.
Bill Gates took at least one ride on Epsteins private plane to Palm Beach. Not the Lolita Express.
It's one of Bill's science advisers who'd been named an executor.
He issued a statement that no way in hell was he having anything to do with the will.
Gates is an odd bastard but I never got the pedo vibe from him.
Nerd vibe, yes.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (yOcNV)

184 Wasn't Herb Albert's band the Titiana Hot Brass Band, no?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (DrqHq)

185
Berserker, I imagine Alyssa spending eternity wide awake, trapped in a very tiny, pitch-black box.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Alyssa Marceau in the invisible box.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (aKsyK)

186 {{{Ladyl}}}

Follow the dress code suggestions, be careful, and you'll have a great time! Think of it as tennis with gunpowder augmented volleys!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

187 59 I want those assholes to go to Area 51 and find out what breaking red means.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (nDe2U)

Eating dirt while an 18 year old sticks an M-4 in the small of your back?

Posted by: Fox2! at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (MwFQu)

188 weft-cut, the Tijuana Brass.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

189 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Might as well wear a false beard and an Abe Lincoln top hat too!

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (arJlL)

190 151 Mommy loved you so much that she decided to have you, and not kill you like the first two.

Posted by: Milano! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

I have always wondered what those mothers say to their children if they find out what they did?
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (ltuaO)


Back then honey, having a baby would have meant I couldn't bang everything over six inches.

You understand, right little girl?

Posted by: Alyssa Milano at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (sy5kK)

191 The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lTjsU-iJyM

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

192 Loverboy is Canuck? Hmm. I had no idea. You learn new stuff every day

Posted by: Lurking Lurker
________

The first truly North American band, which incorporated French, English and Spanish in one lyric:

"Senorita solitaire, you got a certain kind a savoir faire."

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (jh17W)

193 Ladyl,
Just don't go in a tank top, shorts, and flips flops. I see it all the time with first time shooters. A crew neck shirt is fine. If hot brass bounces off you quickly, no problem. You just don't want to give it a place to get stuck, that's when you get burned.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (UUBmN)

194 There are stretches of highway heading East from Pocatello that look a lot like that first pic.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (HvSaH)

195 The road in that photo seems to go on forever. . .

*********

...and the party never ends.

/Robert Earl Keen

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (mvenn)

196 32 21 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

When she is an old woman she will regret not having children. She will be alone and no one will care for her.
Posted by: ALH


She's already finished as an actress because her liberal entertainment industry treats women her age like used up garbage.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

197 "But she can hear "things" moving around outside the box!"

I was thing that the box could be made of metal and be heated to red hot at random points and random times. Or maybe just occasionally electrified

Posted by: Gman at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (GyfXs)

198 Liberals have to celebrate the evils that they commit in order to deceive themselves that they did not, in fact, do anything evil.

However, we know they did. And so does God. 


Thank you Shibumi. So very well said.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (IKVyV)

199 Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)


Long sleeves are good if you burn easily. Or else wear sunscreen, even at a covered range.

If you play tennis outdoors then you've probably already figured that part out, but it's easy to overlook.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (t+qrx)

200 63 A former paid Trump campaign worker and current GSA assistant administrator was fired from his job in the White House for having oral (gay?) sex on the roof of the White House
I guess he/they were sort of victims of the bathroom wars/no gender neutral policies there
Posted by: Kurt at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (qlc0k)

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

Mile high clubbers...aim higher.

Posted by: G at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (NDlpU)

201 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Neil Young was musically sound if politically Daffy. As NeoOtter mentioned, the Band was mostly from the frosty side of the northern border. If you haven't heard Robbie Robertson's 1987 solo album, do your ears a favor and get to it. And no conversation about Canadian music is complete without mentioning Leonard Cohen (though you probably would not classify him as "rock.")

Though you are right, Rush is the top of Canada's music mountain.

Posted by: tankdemon at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (dpIig)

202 I know a woman that successfully raised two kids. She had the first at 15. And I was married at 19, so she was certainly old enough to be a mom.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (Lqy/e)

203 Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

Really? I've seen plenty of movies with women wearing next to nothing shooting and no bad effects!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (Rz2Nc)

204
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
---- ---

I have a black T-shirt I like to wear. It says SUSPECT in big block letters on the back.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:37 PM (amw5z)

205 From "Why Hasn't BREXIT Happened?"

https://tinyurl.com/yxo7puql

"May was just a talker when it came to immigration policy, but.... Once the judiciary rules politics, all politicians are just talkers."

Wow, Nailed it!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 21, 2019 10:37 PM (e5/cJ)

206 I was thing that the box could be made of metal and be heated to red hot at random points and random times. Or maybe just occasionally electrified

Posted by: Gman at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (GyfXs)


I like the way you think, BUT embrace the power of "and"!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:37 PM (BiNEL)

207 it was Melissa Gates who was the superfreak. not Bill.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (o6pht)

208 olddog.. how is your wife doing?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:24

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Hi, Jewells. She's doing better. Saw the oncologist today. Resuming chemo treatments next week. Her wounds are healing nicely. For now.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (Dhht7)

209 172 hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Me too!
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (UUBmN)

Did not feel too good so I made sure to wear a ball cap thereafter.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)

210 186 {{{Ladyl}}}

Follow the dress code suggestions, be careful, and you'll have a great time! Think of it as tennis with gunpowder augmented volleys!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

{{{Hrothgar!!!}}}

How are you?

I'm excited to go to the range. I don't want to love it too much, as I don't have time for another addiction. I'm going to be playing six days a week starting in September. I just hope my sore back can take it.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

211 Evenin' Horde. Thanks for the ONT as usual, MH. Top photo looks like Nevada.

Headin' out in the morning for a 4-day backpacking trip with Average Son. Gonna be a hot one.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (BaHwF)

212 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Huh. Surprised no one has mentioned Celine Dion.

Posted by: This sock is used to protect the innocent. at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (LImvu)

213 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

********

It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)

214 JT, yes it was fun (for certain values of fun). He caught his first fish, which was great. He was a tad bored sometimes, but he got over that as the campground filled up with more kids on the weekend.

I would do it again with him as long as we get to be alone without his 'rents.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (RfzVr)

215 I see a quote from a Milwaukee mayor and I just assume he's a socialist before I read it. I blame Alice Cooper.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (jh17W)

216 What sort of boomstick are you planning on shooting, Ladyl?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (wgV7k)

217
Did not feel too good so I made sure to wear a ball cap thereafter.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)


I don't have a ball cap but I've got lots of visors.

Will that be okay?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

218
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
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Anything that has "tactical" in the name is fine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (amw5z)

219 216 What sort of boomstick are you planning on shooting, Ladyl?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (wgV7k)


I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

220 JT, yes it was fun (for certain values of fun). He caught his first fish, which was great. He was a tad bored sometimes, but he got over that as the campground filled up with more kids on the weekend.

I would do it again with him as long as we get to be alone without his 'rents.
Posted by: cfo mom

That's great that he caught his first fish.

I thought it was just you and he camping.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (arJlL)

221 218
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
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Anything that has "tactical" in the name is fine.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (amw5z)

Um, no.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (NWiLs)

222 Visors work

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (UUBmN)

223 Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

Good fr you.
Increasingly, I feel that everyone I care about should have enough range time in to feel comfortable and capable with at least one weapon!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (BiNEL)

224
It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)


OMG. ---Gasp---


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

225 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

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Dutailier. Hand-crafted.

Posted by: G at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (NDlpU)

226 olddog, good to hear that things are improving for your wife. She has been in my prayers and will continue to be.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (RfzVr)

227 I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

Too much time spent here has me seeing that line with scare quotes around gentleman and collection. I think it's a good thing, which probably makes me a moron.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (z79tQ)

228 Bill Gates took at least one ride on Epsteins private plane to Palm Beach. Not the Lolita Express. 

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (yOcNV)

The 727 was used for in flight sex parties.

Gates claims he had no business dealings with Epstein so...what was he doing on the plane 4 years after Epstein went to jail for being a pedophile?

If you were a public figure why would you catch a flight on the private plane of a convicted pedophile?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (ltuaO)

229 It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)


OMG. ---Gasp---


I can't stop laughing.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

-------

It's all fun until people start depositing their mail in the slot.

Posted by: Boris Johnson at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (amw5z)

230
Good fr you.
Increasingly, I feel that everyone I care about should have enough range time in to feel comfortable and capable with at least one weapon!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (BiNEL)


First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

231 She's already finished as an actress because her liberal entertainment industry treats women her age like used up garbage.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (+lVUW)


Which they are.

Posted by: Red Johnny Walker at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (xcd1u)

232
OMG. ---Gasp---

I can't stop laughing.



*********


Ah. My work here for the evening is now complete.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (mvenn)

233 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y3jb8g2a

https://tinyurl.com/y6fnvpr6

https://tinyurl.com/y2wpqdt6

https://tinyurl.com/y2fof3cu

https://tinyurl.com/y5suz3nq

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (qAR6u)

234 I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM



Perhaps you'll have opportunity to try them all...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (wgV7k)

235
It's all fun until people start depositing their mail in the slot.
Posted by: Boris Johnson at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (amw5z)


The laughing is making my back hurt!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

236 217
Did not feel too good so I made sure to wear a ball cap thereafter.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)


I don't have a ball cap but I've got lots of visors.

Will that be okay?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

It might look a little out of place but it'll do the job.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (NWiLs)

237 It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)
OMG. ---Gasp---
I can't stop laughing.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)


Probably you should dispense with the allahu akbar ululation though, just saying!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (BiNEL)

238

Max Webster

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (aKsyK)

239
I got my first cucumber of the season today. And I ate it not three hours off the vine.

And a neighbor got some field peas in and gave me a nice mess, which I'm shelling now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NMAzL)

240 227 I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

Big "collection." Riiiiight.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NWiLs)

241 Headin' out in the morning for a 4-day backpacking trip with Average Son. Gonna be a hot one.



Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (BaHwF)

I was thinking the high way that runs north east out of Alamogordo.

Posted by: Truck Driving Guy at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (vqIkG)

242

Perhaps you'll have opportunity to try them all...


Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (wgV7k)


I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

243 Thank you, cfo mom.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (Dhht7)

244 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y6lg22vn

https://tinyurl.com/y4987r77

https://tinyurl.com/y64lq6gm

https://tinyurl.com/y4n2l7mm

https://tinyurl.com/y27dl5ba

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (qAR6u)

245 BTW, a gun range is usually a good place to stock up on all your White Nationalist supplies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (amw5z)

246 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
There will be no shooting without prior instruction. We'll be walking tyros through the basics.

Posted by: Panhandler at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (S/rwf)

247
Big "collection." Riiiiight.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NWiLs)


I know. They all say that, right?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

248 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)


Ah, but you are disciplined enough to understand about the necessity of practice!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (BiNEL)

249 JT, it was just he and I. I came up and took over midweek when they had to work. We had 4 days/3 nights to ourselves.


Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (RfzVr)

250 The article linked in Quote IV has some pol whining about the poor in UK having less access to healthcare.

Which is confusing to me, given how I have listened my entire life to Europeans telling me how everyone there has access to free healthcare. Another point of confusion to me, since I have never personally met a European who did not also pay for a fair amount of private insurance to cover everything this allegedly free and allegedly excellent healthcare did not provide for.

Between that and all the Canadians coming down for cancer treatments and heart surgeries, it's almost as if free government healthcare is not what it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (XCaix)

251 245 BTW, a gun range is usually a good place to stock up on all your White Nationalist supplies.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (amw5z)


Well I should certainly HOPE so.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

252

Ah, but you are disciplined enough to understand about the necessity of practice!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (BiNEL)


If I love it enough!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

253 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
Posted by: Ladyl

Just relax and follow instructions, you'll be fine.

Don't forget your ear protection.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:47 PM (arJlL)

254 Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

Trust me, you'll look great in a MAGA hat!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

255 I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM



Playing tennis as you do, I don't think you should worry... You've probably got great shoulders that can handle the recoil of a goose gun!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (wgV7k)

256 it was just he and I. I came up and took over midweek when they had to work. We had 4 days/3 nights to ourselves.
Posted by: cfo mom


**********

What card games or board games did you end up taking/playing.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (mvenn)

257 lin-duh @ 41 --

Much appreciated!

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (jh17W)

258 Probably you should dispense with the allahu akbar ululation though, just saying!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (BiNEL)


I planned to run into the place screaming that.

Just as a joke.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

259 Prayers that the pup is okay. My dogs keep finding chicken bones in the front yard. I don't know where they are coming from. And my big springer ate part of a steak bone that fell out of the freezer. (I keep bones there until we do a dump run).

In this case, you definitely want the vet to check it out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (Lqy/e)

260 255 I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM



Playing tennis as you do, I don't think you should worry... You've probably got great shoulders that can handle the recoil of a goose gun!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (wgV7k)

Geese can't shoot guns.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

261 "I want to move to Taiwan because Hong Kong is in a period of white terror and ruled by the police, which scares me. I saw no future for the city when it returned to China some 20 years ago, but now it's dangerous to live in, as the police are not protecting people." Steven Chen

... and ... ?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (EcqY2)

262 That last pic reminds me of this true story from a few years ago: https://tinyurl.com/y23tc7lr

"1 killed, 3 injured in Model T crash near Zion National Park"

Posted by: Scientist Captain at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (dJs6r)

263
Trust me, you'll look great in a MAGA hat!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

I sure wish I had one...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

264 I planned to run into the place screaming that.

Just as a joke.
Posted by: Ladyl

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Since all the staff are armed, that may not be a good idea.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (Y4EXg)

265 https://tinyurl.com/y6lg22vn

Well ... if she took some hot brass at the range, she could jump int the pool right quick to cool it off ...

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (LPnfS)

266 JT, it was just he and I. I came up and took over midweek when they had to work. We had 4 days/3 nights to ourselves.


Sounds like a good time.

Its nice that you had that bonding experience.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (arJlL)

267 I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)


Hold it tight into your shoulder, and it won't have a chance to hurt you. It's when it has a chance to travel a bit that it can actually sock you. But even then, it's not going to knock you over or anything.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (t+qrx)

268 "I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?" Ear and eye protection.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (mk9aG)

269 ...24 Lol, ""In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said" meaning she was a pass around party ho.

Posted by: Gmac - Winning never gets old, like me ... But I'm still winning dammit!

***

It also means that after the first abortion she was still to dumb to use birth control.

She may as well hang a sign around her neck that says, "Too stupid to learn."

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)




Not sayin' she's stooped, but that 2nd abortion was after she'd had anal secks. Dr. was too kind to tell her it was really only a (repeatedly) impacted stool.


/bleh!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (QzJWU)

270 46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview


I'm outraged by this trend of celebrities to trivialize the killing of fetuses.

A short time ago Martha Plimpton announced that "My first abortion was the best one," to the cheers of her planned parenthood audience. These people want abortion to be viewed as no more serious than going to the doctor for a medical exam.

"Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" is being consciously and deliberately gotten rid of.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (+lVUW)

271 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

272 "It is an outrageous betrayal of people who have worked hard, paid their taxes and made their National Insurance contributions for decades in the expectation that they will receive at least a basic income so they can retire, rather than being forced to labour until they drop." Ros Altmann

"National Insurance"?

"labour"?

This must be British crap. I can't say that I care about British problems.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (EcqY2)

273
Playing tennis as you do, I don't think you should worry... You've probably got great shoulders that can handle the recoil of a goose gun!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (wgV7k)

Geese can't shoot guns.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (NWiLs)


I've had a sore shoulder for more than six months. It's not terrible but I'm afraid of making it worse.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

274 Oy.

Painting prep now that the room is cooler.

Good night all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (LPnfS)

275 Ladyl, how is Allison doing? I don't want to ask too often, 'cause I know sometimes these things take time. Any progress?

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (RfzVr)

276 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)


If you like blazing hot brass down your cleavage, wear a scoop neck blouse. Wear a pretty bra for when you shuck out of it to keep from getting bilateral brands!


To be serious, 3/4 sleeves, slacks, comfortable shoes, and loose fitting clothes so you can move around and be comfortable. A button up shirt is good.

A nice baseball cap is good too, and tres chic at the range.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (q2o38)

277 *types*
*deletes*
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (NWiLs)


Oh you...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

278 Regarding that last pic:

Saw that happen in rush our traffic in Houston. Tire came off the car ahead of me, crossed over the median and hit a car. Last I saw of the tire it was 10 feet off the ground and still climbing.

Lots of yelling, cussing and swerving going on. And that was just me.

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (LImvu)

279 I sure wish I had one...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)


Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)

280 Here's the full article for the "when food has gone bad" entry:
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acssensors.9b00555

Posted by: Roland Hirsch at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (oMkPq)

281 >>> 270 46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview

I'm outraged by this trend of celebrities to trivialize the killing of fetuses.

A short time ago Martha Plimpton announced that "My first abortion was the best one," to the cheers of her planned parenthood audience. These people want abortion to be viewed as no more serious than going to the doctor for a medical exam.

"Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" is being consciously and deliberately gotten rid of.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (+lVUW)

Well, yeah. Less than that, even.

something something "sex should be like drinking a glass of water"

- some Russian ahole named Lenin

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (0ReGO)

282

Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)


That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

283 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.


I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (EcqY2)

284 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (FiUMj)

285 282

Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)


That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

Sure. Sheets, hoods, Rebel flags, swastika belt buckles, you name it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

286 That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl


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Ladyl, the whole place is a gift shop!! LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (Y4EXg)

287 Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

Two abortions in one year?

Impressive.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (EcqY2)

288 I've got a tenner here what says, after tomorrow, our dear Ladyl forsakes the tennis court for the range...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (wgV7k)

289 The top pic reminds me of a certain stretch of 15 that goes up to Vegas coming from LA. I seem to recall two long hills like that.

Posted by: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (XCaix)

290 Big "collection." Riiiiight.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NWiLs)





I know. They all say that, right?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)


Nobody I know with a full gun safe says they have a big collection.
They are whining about some gun or caliber they don't have.
More whining = bigger collection

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:55 PM (sy5kK)

291 275 Ladyl, how is Allison doing? I don't want to ask too often, 'cause I know sometimes these things take time. Any progress?
Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (RfzVr)



I haven't heard anything very recently. But I heard earlier she will not be able ever to go back to teaching. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

292 "Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" is being consciously and deliberately gotten rid of.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (+lVUW


Been replaced by

"Abortion should be nominally safe, perfectly legal, paid for by other people's tax dollars, and as common as dirt!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:55 PM (BiNEL)

293 Muldoon, I took Yahtzee Battleship and a deck of cards. All he wanted to play was "War". At least he understood that it was entirely a game of chance and luck, not skill.

(I think he was afraid of playing a skill/strategy game against his treacherous granny.)

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (RfzVr)

294 So, I was in another dimension there for a while. I guess that says a lot about me, here. Okay.

Jewells, sent you an order.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (l9m7l)

295 One can never have too many guns.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (NWiLs)

296

Ladyl, the whole place is a gift shop!! LOL
Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (Y4EXg)


Well THAT is certainly good to know.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

297 284
I'm not trying to defend Gates. Don't get me wrong. These rich guys hitch rides on each others planes all the time.
Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example.
Also Gates and when he was alive, Paul Allen.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)

298 (I think he was afraid of playing a skill/strategy game against his treacherous granny.)

!

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:57 PM (arJlL)

299
I've had a sore shoulder for more than six months. It's not terrible but I'm afraid of making it worse.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)


A .22 is your shoulder's friend.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:57 PM (sy5kK)

300 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


Autism kills.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:57 PM (DrqHq)

301 284 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (FiUMj)


Globalist connection enhancement!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:58 PM (BiNEL)

302 191 I love that song. Have heard a lot of covers over the years. A great driving song.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:59 PM (Gylu/)

303 20 Free market capitalists don't want government telling me how much I must pay my workers or that they must be US citizens
Government interference is socialism


And free market capitalists do not want to subsidize those workers either. Conservatives deal in reality - not the fantasy land of modern-day libertarians/utopians

Posted by: Hillary 2020 at August 21, 2019 10:59 PM (2Q2wi)

304 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (FiUMj)

My good man, donyou have any Grey Poupon?

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:59 PM (LImvu)

305 "Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today."
I wonder which 65 yr old producer was banging her for her next acting job.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (DjIXP)

306 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane?


********

Just a few minutes on the tarmac to talk about grandkids and yoga.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (mvenn)

307 Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)


That's because they like to blow each other.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (EcqY2)

308 I wonder which 65 yr old producer was banging her for her next acting job.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert

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All of them.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (Y4EXg)

309 46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)

I am outraged by it.

Let's put this quite simply.

She got knocked up, sure. And her first impulse, the one she chose, was to commit murder.

EVER HEAR OF ADOPTION?

A 19 year old woman is plenty old enough to produce a perfectly healthy child; in fact, she is nearly the perfect age to do so. Meanwhile, those of us who are/were barren would do just about anything to be able to raise kids. I paid over $36K and went to Guatemala to collect my son because people in the US just murder their babies instead of giving them up for adoption.

IT ISN'T A DAMNED PUPPY.

It is a human being, who can grow and live and become a fine member of society. The very minimum care would dictate that the kids gets at least a chance.

So yeah, I'm outraged. She is an idiot, and now she's a murderer. Two dead babies and she still thinks she can lecture us on how to be a good human being. I'm outraged plenty.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (vVOK2)

310 There is not a single Starbucks in Lincoln County, Nevada. I think they're going to have to call off the Area 51 operation.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (n/eZB)

311 If my math is right, that rooftop farm is just about 40 acres. Now all need is a mule.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (+y/Ru)

312 I'm not trying to defend Gates. Don't get me wrong. These rich guys hitch rides on each others planes all the time. 
Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example. 
Also Gates and when he was alive, Paul Allen. 

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)

Convicted pedophile.

I just don't see Bill Gates as a stupid guy. Was Epstein a friend of his? If not what was he on the plane for?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (ltuaO)

313 I wonder which 65 yr old producer was banging her for her next acting job.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (DjIXP)

Normal people don't brag about being a mattress-back. And usually folks don't crow about killing their own babies. But this is what passes for morality among "feminists."

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:02 PM (vVOK2)

314 (I think he was afraid of playing a skill/strategy game against his treacherous granny.)

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM



cfo mom! Did the flare gun, personal locator beacon, Quik-Clot, Hyfin dressings, and Israeli bandages I'd recommended for your adventure prove useful?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:03 PM (wgV7k)

315 So yeah, I'm outraged. She is an idiot, and now she's a murderer. Two dead babies and she still thinks she can lecture us on how to be a good human being. I'm outraged plenty.
Posted by: tcn

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Well, if she were to give the baby up for adoption, she would have had to go through that icky pregnancy thing and she would have trouble finding nice clothing.

Who could blame her?

*snark off*

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:03 PM (Y4EXg)

316 I just don't see Bill Gates as a stupid guy. Was Epstein a friend of his? If not what was he on the plane for?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (ltuaO)


To quote a "person of influence":

"Don't be a prude!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (BiNEL)

317 47 HotAir had a funny story today about how the entire county where thousands of idjits plan to "storm Area 51" has a grand total of less than 200 hotel/motel rooms.

Once most of their wifi doesn't work, most of the said idjits will probably want to drop the whole project.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

It's just north of Las Vegas. Clark County has plenty of hotel capacity.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (Vhkmw)

318
Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


He got rich by having other people pay for stuff.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (aKsyK)

319 285 282

Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)


That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

Sure. Sheets, hoods, Rebel flags, swastika belt buckles, you name it.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (NWiLs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zo8N2_hme3s

Posted by: not ben shapiru at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (QwmrN)

320 But this is what passes for morality among "feminists."

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:02 PM (vVOK2)


It's almost like they're giving us clues...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (BiNEL)

321 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.



I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (


They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres?

Paris will be the breadbasket of the universe.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (1g7ch)

322 That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

Well, at the bowling alley, it's called a pro-shop.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (vVOK2)

323 Actual headline from The Daily Caller:

Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (LImvu)

324
Yes, Bill Gates was one of the names that really surprised me. Interestingly, Epstein named some guy who was Bill's "Science Advisor" as the *executor* of his will.

The advisor said, "Huh, that's strange -- why would he do that. I hardly knew him.....".

So there's a connection with Gates.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (NMAzL)

325
No love for Triumph?? They were Canucks, eh?
Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (Gylu/)







I was a yuuuuuge Triumph fanboy back in the 80s. About a year or so ago, I did a binge listen of a bunch of the albums I wore out in those days.

Ugh.

Virtually every album has one or maybe two songs that are decent. The rest is forgettable filler. It was kind of shocking to be honest.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (ur8yz)

326

Well, at the bowling alley, it's called a pro-shop.
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (vVOK2)


It's called a pro shop at my tennis club.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

327 Ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (HTgGi)

328 Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers
Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (LImvu)

I sure as shit can, Alyssa, you blithering idiot.

Try repeating the phrase "defense of the innocent" about 12 times until the words start to coalesce.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:07 PM (vVOK2)

329 Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

Funny she sees that as a ringing endorsement for abortion. Her life the way it is today is kinda pathetic.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 11:09 PM (BaHwF)

330 325 I did that with my old KISS albums. I was shocked how much I didn't really like the entire album when I wore them out when a teenager.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:10 PM (Gylu/)

331 If my math is right, that rooftop farm is just about 40 acres. Now all need is a mule.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (+y/Ru)


Less than 4.

1 acre =~ 44,000 sq ft. (about a football field)

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:10 PM (EcqY2)

332 The top pic reminds me of a certain stretch of 15 that goes up to Vegas coming from LA. I seem to recall two long hills like that.

I know the stretch you're talking about, but this road seems to be more east-west and it's a two-lane road. (Can you imagine if 15 were a two-lane road today?)

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:11 PM (mhs6e)

333
So yeah, I'm outraged. She is an idiot, and now she's a murderer. Two dead babies and she still thinks she can lecture us on how to be a good human being. I'm outraged plenty.
Posted by: tcn

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Well, if she were to give the baby up for adoption, she would have had to go through that icky pregnancy thing and she would have trouble finding nice clothing.

Who could blame her?

*snark off*
Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:03 PM (Y4EXg)







Personally, I suspect that she didn't want to go through the pregnancy because she was deathly afraid of her pooter no longer being tight like a virgin quail.

Yes, she's almost certainly that shallow.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 11:11 PM (ur8yz)

334 Saw that happen in rush our traffic in Houston. Tire came off the car ahead of me, crossed over the median and hit a car. Last I saw of the tire it was 10 feet off the ground and still climbing.

I was the recipient of a flying tire on I-5 between Portland and Salem. It appeared out of nowhere from the other lanes going North. I managed to swerve enough that it hit the front passenger side and not come crashing through the drivers windshield.

Naturally, the insurance company totalled the vehicle.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:12 PM (duxRF)

335 I sure as shit can, Alyssa, you blithering idiot. 

Try repeating the phrase "defense of the innocent" about 12 times until the words start to coalesce.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:07 PM (vVOK2)

That baby was guilty of assault. Trying to take over Alyssa Milano's body and use it for it's own purpose.

Really, when you think about it...she's a hero.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (ltuaO)

336 Naturally, the insurance company totalled the vehicle.
Posted by: Beartooth

---

They 'retired' it?

Don't forget to tip your waitress!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (Y4EXg)

337 Its a fine time to leave me, loose wheel......

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (SxBH1)

338 Funny she sees that as a ringing endorsement for abortion. Her life the way it is today is kinda pathetic.

She got parts as long as she looked f*ckable on screen. Once she aged out of that, she became a pathetic, attention seeking, loser.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (I2/tG)

339 Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers

Posted by: tbodie
________

My response to that is along the lines of this:

https://tinyurl.com/y25caw44

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (jh17W)

340 They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres? "

Sure.

Just not humans...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (6qErC)

341 They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres?

Paris will be the breadbasket of the universe.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (1g7ch)


Heh.

As long as they are willing to wait for the 12 days of the year that food is available. And they'll probably grow stuff that no one wants and goes bad in a week. It'll be just like the old USSR is back!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (EcqY2)

342 321 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.



I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (

They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:14 PM (Vhkmw)

343

Disney announced its releasing a live-action remake of the story of puppy love, 'Lady and the Tramp,' for streaming on Disney+ on November 12.

The cast of the remake includes rescue dogs voiced by celebrities.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:15 PM (aKsyK)

344 she was deathly afraid of her pooter no longer being tight like a virgin quail

Hey, without that, how was I supposed to get parts? Those special "auditions" were critical to my stellar Hollywood career.

You don't think I was hired for my acting talents, do you?

Posted by: Alyssa! at August 21, 2019 11:15 PM (I2/tG)

345 looking into open sources and researching the people in E.'s address book and flight logs, there's lots more kink involved besides young women.

like population control. power. sick sick sick shit I won't mention.

let's just say trafficking.

Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (xIKXj)

346
They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.
Posted by: didImessupagain


Michelle Obama's White House garden.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (aKsyK)

347 Less than 4.

1 acre =~ 44,000 sq ft. (about a football field)

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Damn tyranny of math!

And they think they'll get more than a ton of produce per day from 4 acres?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (+y/Ru)

348 Disney announced its releasing a live-action remake of the story of puppy love, 'Lady and the Tramp,' for streaming on Disney+ on November 12.

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Two male dogs eating spaghetti is tight.

Posted by: Pitch Meeting Guy at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (amw5z)

349 Good night all. Thanks for the good vibes for Skip. I will try and give an update on the chicken drumstick thief tomorrow after we see the vet. The emergency line just said to keep an eye on him.

Dogs stomachs will dissolve bone apparently (omnivore) so there is that.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (0x00j)

350 Is it true that the Interstate highways if they run straight for so many miles have to put in a curved section (ostensibly to avoid road monotony)?

There's a stretch of I-25 north of Loveland that out of nowhere has a curve, then curves back to the original straight line.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (mvenn)

351 They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:14 PM (Vhkmw)


There's still an opportunity cost for the space, whether it was being used before or not. If it's successful, at all, then the value of those rooftops will probably rise so that it doesn't make sense to waste them on "farming", as happened with every other piece of habitable land on Earth close to a population center (let alone IN the population center!).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (EcqY2)

352 ...or is that just urban legend?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (mvenn)

353 , say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season. "

Bull. You're not getting that kind of daily yield for a season.

It's like those idiots who think they can feed a building with a rooftop garden.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (6qErC)

354 187 59 I want those assholes to go to Area 51 and find out what breaking red means.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (nDe2U)

Eating dirt while an 18 year old sticks an M-4 in the small of your back?
Posted by: Fox2!


Um, that's not so bad.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at August 21, 2019 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

355 Is it true that the Interstate highways if they run straight for so many miles have to put in a curved section (ostensibly to avoid road monotony)? "

Not in Texas.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:19 PM (6qErC)

356 Regarding that urban farm: a ton a day's a pretty good yield, though I can't believe they can keep it up more than half the year.

No, the killer is the labor force: 20 people! Sounds like full-time, too, not just a bunch of Mexicans for a week during harvest season. Assuming they get French minimum wage and benefits, that's at least 1600 Euros a day. That's on top of seed, water, power, rent or mortgage, taxes, and overhead. All of a sudden a ton of vegetables a day doesn't seem so cheap.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (pQA5D)

357 Hi y'all!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (/UQ/R)

358
It's like those idiots who think they can feed a building with a rooftop garden.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (6qErC)


I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

359 353 Are they growing it up/doing hydroponics?? That seems too high to me but I am no farmer and don't do maths.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (Gylu/)

360 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital

Sign me up for a box of veggies steeped in the stench of Paris, please. Covered in brake dust and soot, it's sure to be a best-seller.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (jOEDM)

361
They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.
Posted by: didImessupagain
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That's not the way I read it. For better or worse, it looks like a devoted structure.

"The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (CDGwz)

362 They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres? "


*********


Reminds me of the old joke about how you can tell Jesus was retired. Loafs and fishes.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (mvenn)

363 239 Publius

We just caught our first usable Cuke today. There was one hidden that I didn't see got too big and old dammit. I have a limited Garden this year but we got some cukes tomatoes and onions coming on.

Maybe some small pumpkins if they mature fast enough and also a late planting of green beans and peas. Have a vegtrug so I can cover them if it starts to get too cold too soon.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (lJ4HH)

364 Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (vVOK2)

I agree with you, she's a selfish prick.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (dKiJG)

365 318
Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

He got rich by having other people pay for stuff.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (aKsyK)

You know what? Kudos to Jeff Bezos for stepping out with a woman who can actually pilot a plane and is a legal adult. I hope Melinda Gates has lots of questions for her husband. I most certainly would. Although I would have paid some shark of a divorce attorney a retainer already too.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (Vhkmw)

366 Apropos the sugar slavery down thread: I believe that prostitution may be the oldest profession, but enslaving and selling your fellow men is the second oldest. I would bet the farm, slavery existed before written history. As Thomas Sowell has pointed out, the only special thing about slavery in Western Europe and the U.S. is that we ended it. It still occurs in Africa today, and it's not white men capturing and selling black slaves, it is other black men. Slavery may have been formally ended in Saudi Arabia back in the '80s, but it still exists with a different name: employment of Phillipine women who are physically, mentally, and sexually abused by their so called "employers".

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (eP3XU)

367 say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season. "

Bull. You're not getting that kind of daily yield for a season.

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Maybe they're going to grow loaves and fishes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (+y/Ru)

368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

369 And they think they'll get more than a ton of produce per day from 4 acres?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (+y/Ru)

You can from greenhouses, hydroponic, elevated cow, etc. Tomatoes exceeded 6 tons per day/acre in one greenhouse.

If it's just a rooftop garden then no.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (ltuaO)

370 Problem with rooftop gardens is that the penthouse apartments all have carrots hanging from the ceiling.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (mvenn)

371 I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (TdMsT)


Yeah, but this one isn't in Tours.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (t+qrx)

372 They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.
Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:14 PM (Vhkmw)


They are not just putting a couple of small potted plants up there. Typical roof decks are not even designed for pedestrian loads. The whole structure has to carry to carry the plants, soil, and water. Roof membrane itself has to be more durable as well.

It is a vanity project.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (1g7ch)

373 a ton a day's a pretty good yield, "

I'll say. That's very good. And that's a raw figure. Depending on the crop, only a percentage of that is actually food...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (6qErC)

374
I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain.
Posted by: Ladyl
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OTOH, I've had stuff growing in my gutters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (xSo9G)

375 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus


Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (DrqHq)

376 Shit. I thought I was procrastinating on something that was due tonight so I pushed it to the very last minute so that I could half ass it by midnight and it turns out it's not due until Saturday.

What a gyp.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:24 PM (fuK7c)

377 Is it true that the Interstate highways if they run straight for so many miles have to put in a curved section (ostensibly to avoid road monotony)?

I drove on I-80 from Cali to the East. There was a section entering Utah that looked straight on the map. Really straight.

If I tell you I have never been on a road that was so long and so straight and there was NOTHING else around. Nothing but road. No trees, no hills, no nothing. It didn't even look like ground. Just road. Dead straight. About 70 miles. Unreal.

Go look at it on the map. It's straighter than the map shows, which is perfectly straight.

Sadly, I did that in an old Honda 1200cc Civic that would vibrate uncontrollably at 85 mph. I was being passed by double trailers and everyone else. It was the longest drag strip in the universe.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:24 PM (EcqY2)

378 371 I laughed.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (Gylu/)

379 And DEAD FLAT!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (EcqY2)

380 Hi Farmer! Hope you are doing well.

We only plant tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes can't be beat and everything else we can get from grocery or farmers. Made a really nice batch of refrigerator dills last week

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (/UQ/R)

381 Elevated co2...not elevated cow.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (ltuaO)

382 "elevated cow"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (+y/Ru)

383 "I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain."

Even an ordinary roof is very expensive to maintain. Put tons of damp soil on top, every repair adds the cost of excavation, and the damp rots the roof.

I'm all on board for painting roofs reflective/white, but holy crap they charge a fortune for those coatings too.

If I ever have to do my house roof again (done it twice already,) it will bankrupt me.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (mk9aG)

384 Tomatoes exceeded 6 tons per day/acre in one greenhouse. "

That's a very specialized unit - not what they're building.

Besides, who wants that many tomatoes?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (6qErC)

385 371 I laughed.
Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (Gylu/)


THANK YOU!

Now I can go to sleep.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (t+qrx)

386 . As Thomas Sowell has pointed out, the only special thing about slavery in Western Europe and the U.S. is that we ended it.
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Sowell makes the point that it was white Christian men who brought the slave trade to a close. Those bastards should pay reparations.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (xSo9G)

387 There's a stretch of I-25 north of Loveland that out of nowhere has a curve, then curves back to the original straight line.

The San Mateo Bridge in the Bay Area goes up leaving San Mateo (to provide a shipping channel), goes back down, makes a curve, and then is dead straight and level for about five miles.

When it was opened, there were numerous accidents at night, because people were mesmerized by the apparently unchanging lighted view driving along the straight part, flanked by the dark Bay.

So, they put in frequent numeric markers that changed, to provide a visual cue that you were really moving. Halfway through the stretch, they changed the numbering system. in case you were starting to get mesmerized by the markers.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (I2/tG)

388 Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people."

Nailed it

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (6qErC)

389 so they're just building rooftops so they can put gardens up high?

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (Vhkmw)

390 if that ignorant slut alyssa would have just learned to swallow, i wouldn't have to listen to her deviant ramblings. stupid, slutty, party favor. oh well, riding the barbed cock of satan anally for infinity should keep her quiet.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

391 so they're just building rooftops so they can put gardens up high?

Posted by: didImessupagain
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Arguably, one can double the utility of the footprint.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:28 PM (xSo9G)

392 "I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain."

Insurers charge higher premiums for flat roofs, and surprisingly few roofers know how to (properly) work on them. On Fourth of July, every bottle rocket lands up there, you cross your fingers no fire ignites.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:28 PM (mk9aG)

393 *singing One Ton Tomato while wearing my Urban Sombrero and doing some rooftop gardening*

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 11:29 PM (q1Pj5)

394 I once found Alyssa Milano hot, as did every guy back then I am sure.

Now I wish her an enjoyable eternity in hell for her deeds.

If that makes me a bad person, so be it.


Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:29 PM (Gylu/)

395 about slavery in Western Europe and the U.S. is that we ended it. "

And if I have to hear one more idiotic "the British did it without fighting" I'm gonna...

(The law conveniently left out slaves held by British NGOs)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:30 PM (6qErC)

396 Elevated co2...not elevated cow.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (ltuaO)


You should have stuck with it. You could have started something with this "elevated cow" thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:30 PM (EcqY2)

397 >>> 368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

Yeah but it's full of those icky Jesus freaks with their guns and bibles and stuff! ///

>>> 375
.....
Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (DrqHq)

...and they wouldn't mind helping that change happen.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (0ReGO)

398 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?

Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (CDGwz)

399 Zettai Roshia-no Botto,

thank goodness we had no need for any of those, but I'm sure glad we had them with us.

/

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (RfzVr)

400 That's a very specialized unit - not what they're building.

Besides, who wants that many tomatoes?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (6qErC)


It doesn't matter if anyone eats the stuff. It's just the production numbers they're looking for.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:32 PM (EcqY2)

401 It doesn't matter if anyone eats the stuff. It's just the production numbers they're looking for"

Ah. Like Soviet production quotas...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:33 PM (6qErC)

402 Besides, who wants that many tomatoes?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (6qErC)

Matt Damon on mars.

I wonder if you could have rigged up a hydroponic system in that situation?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:33 PM (ltuaO)

403 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?
Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato"

A weekend food thread?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (6qErC)

404 Every time I hear 'Alyssa Milano', I remember her trying to get into an NRA convention to make a scene (with her armed bodyguards) and being denied entry (because she would disarm her bodyguards) and making a scene (outside) about that!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (wgV7k)

405
You should have stuck with it. You could have started something with this "elevated cow" thing.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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I kind of assumed that it meant cows on the roof, manure.

Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (CDGwz)

406 Now isn't the time to listen to Randy Stonehill and Phil Keaggy sing "Who Will Save The Children".


Ugh. I just want to punch Ms. Milano in her punchable face.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (Gylu/)

407 Errr, WOULDN'T disarm her bodyguards...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (wgV7k)

408 You should have stuck with it. You could have started something with this "elevated cow" thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:30 PM (EcqY2)

Well they do fart methane which is a greenhouse gas, so...

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:35 PM (ltuaO)

409 honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.

Its a futile attempt to feed the city dwellers once the city is cutoff by the deplorables during the burning times.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:35 PM (duxRF)

410 397 >>> 368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

Yeah but it's full of those icky Jesus freaks with their guns and bibles and stuff! ///

>>> 375
.....
Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (DrqHq)

...and they wouldn't mind helping that change happen.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (


Considering the overwhelming abundance of the earth, the left's obsession with scarcity amazes me.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:36 PM (TdMsT)

411 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (mvenn)

412 Hey WDAS. We're still waiting for our tomatoes to turn red it was too wet for a long time in the spring to plant. Just picked our first cucumber today and we've had some big ass onions, biggest I've ever grown. Why do I bother they're cheap but I just like growing stuff. And you don't have to run to the store if you need an onion it's right there.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (lJ4HH)

413 345 looking into open sources and researching the people in E.'s address book and flight logs, there's lots more kink involved besides young women.

like population control. power. sick sick sick shit I won't mention.

let's just say trafficking.
Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (xIKXj)

I guess we'll find out if Melinda is down with her husband's hobbies.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (Vhkmw)

414
OTOH, I've had stuff growing in my gutters.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (xSo9G)



Gutter guards are awesome.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:38 PM (TdMsT)

415 Yeah I'm fed up to HERE with the slavery crap. Fact is, blacks are dysfunctional all over the world, not just in Slave-America. In my city, they're 20% of the population, and they commit 80% of the violent crime.

I had one friend murdered in a home invasion in 2010, two friends stuck up by black thugs since then, one of them TWICE. Media does everything they can to hide the race of violent crime suspects, even altering official police descriptions to elide race.

It's really hard not to hate people who shoot at you every damn day. I wish it wasn't like that, but denying it is not an option anymore.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:39 PM (mk9aG)

416 411 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (mvenn)


When the cows wander in, you've really got problems.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

417

Hire rooftop Koreans to work on the rooftop garden.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (aKsyK)

418 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM



Time to deploy the rooftop Elmer Fudds?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (wgV7k)

419 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.

Not too mention the Koreans too.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (duxRF)

420 Gates is rather into reducing world population growth. and his wife is right there with him.

Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (xIKXj)

421 323 Actual headline from The Daily Caller:

Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers
Posted by: tbodie


Yes, I can. The babies you killed were innocent. The child murderers aren't.

Hell, I would have been in favor of lighting up old sparky for Epstein. I'm still envisioning him doing a bad job of tying the noose, and jerking around for at least 30 minutes. I like babies. Pedophiles and child murderers, not so much.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (+lVUW)

422 And think of the havoc wrought by Dasher and Dancer and Comet and Blitzen and Prancer and especially that crop guzzling Rudolph.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (mvenn)

423 Justin Verlander goes the distance for a two-hitter tonight. Didn't read the whole article but I bet it's going to be sweet coming home tonight!

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM (mhs6e)

424 Why would an NRA convention be against guards carrying?

Aren't we supposed to believe that citizens have the right to carry?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM (fuK7c)

425 When I saw that picture of the highway it reminded me of the road heading north from Flagstaff to Cameron.

Posted by: Pod Hamp at August 21, 2019 11:43 PM (RBFmA)

426 422 And think of the havoc wrought by Dasher and Dancer and Comet and Blitzen and Prancer and especially that crop guzzling Rudolph.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (mvenn)


Can you imaging Santa tromping through the garden to get to the chimney? He's not exactly a light-weight.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (TdMsT)

427 Battery's low. I'm tired. Good time to hang it up.

Endeavour to persevere all.


('Cause i can't spell endeavor without 'u')

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (mvenn)

428 368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

it's fun to live in the city and it's fun to garden. will this rooftop system feed a huge number of people? of course not. will it be kinda cool? probably, unless they f*ck it up, and being French, odds are pretty high they will.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (Vhkmw)

429 {resdent Obama can fix theose homeless problen in Californica if he was be still Presdent !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (qM84C)

430 I am not in a good mood.

Just need to remember this:

Enjoy Every Sandwich.

'Night, Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 21, 2019 11:45 PM (P4R16)

431 Can you imaging Santa tromping through the garden to get to the chimney?


******

Ha!

"Hey Fatso! Get off my lawn turnips!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:45 PM (mvenn)

432 Goodnight Horde! Be well and be safe.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:46 PM (Gylu/)

433 Why would an NRA convention be against guards carrying?

Aren't we supposed to believe that citizens have the right to carry?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM



To keep activists and other such troublemakers out? (I gather the NRA relies exclusively on its own security for its conventions, no outside firepower allowed...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:46 PM (wgV7k)

434 ('Cause i can't spell endeavor without 'u')

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM



Aaaww...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:47 PM (wgV7k)

435 Speaking of violent criminals, I wrote to the Volusia County sheriff thanking him and his dept for catching that white a-hole kid who threatened to shoot up his school. LE may very well have prevented a horrible atrocity.

LE rarely gets thanks for the good work they do, so when they get a note like that, they really appreciate it.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:48 PM (mk9aG)

436 That Parisian garden just grinds my gears. That's not how economics works, but it is how virtue signaling works. Such a stupid, stupid idea.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:48 PM (x/2Z8)

437 420 Gates is rather into reducing world population growth. and his wife is right there with him.
Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (xIKXj)

Actually, their work has kept an awful lot of Africans alive who would not have made it without the medical staff sent out by the Gates Foundation. He tried to give the savages in Gaza the world's best greenhouse system, but, well, savages. I believe he recently realized that encouraging massive population explosion in Africa might have been a mistake, but only because nobody told him he should do economic development first, then encourage/enable a baby boom.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:49 PM (Vhkmw)

438 @431

Snort

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2019 11:50 PM (+F2q3)

439 {resdent Obama can fix theose homeless problen in Californica if he was be still Presdent !!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien
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Well, you may be on to something, Mary. Maybe there is unoccupied flat roof space available. Just right for 'housing' those folk.

Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:50 PM (xSo9G)

440 Now isn't the time to listen to Randy Stonehill and Phil Keaggy sing "Who Will Save The Children".

...or Keaggy's "Little Ones", or "Survivor".

Keaggy's wife, Bernadette, had several miscarriages before they finally had their first child, and that heartache (and his faith) fueled is passion to defend the unborn.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 11:50 PM (BaHwF)

441 "I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming."

I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos. Give me an automobile every time.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)

442 One leak on that roof and four acres will drain into it. Good luck finding it.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (n6bs1)

443 440 I seem to remember reading or hearing that long ago. Thanks for reminding me again! He is a great musician. Truly gifted. Have a great night!

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (Gylu/)

444 Those of you who are hating on cookie could direct some of that toward Bill Gate's wife.

She's way into abortion. here's an article about it

https://tinyurl.com/yczcto9n

Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (xIKXj)

445 ...Why would an NRA convention be against guards carrying?

Aren't we supposed to believe that citizens have the right to carry?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM (fuK7c)



The NRA *seldom* has the authority to set "carry policy" at whatever venue it's Annual Meeting is held.

In Houston, 2013, the George R. Brown Convention Center, owned by the City of Houston, enforced it's prohibition on the carry of weapons, lawful or otherwise.

You guessed it, metal detectors at the entry points.

Wasn't NRA policy. Just the GFW City of Houston types being all snowflakey and such.

Most other cities are worse, some few are better.

But, "cities".

Curse of the nature of the beast. Ya can't hold an NRA Annual Meeting in a place that can't offer at least 50k hotel rooms for the week.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (QzJWU)

446 My favorite quote from the SOLAR FREAKIN' ROADWAYS failure article:

If they really want this to work, they should first stop cars driving on it," Marc Jedliczka, vice president of the Network for Energetic Transition (CLER), which promotes renewable energy

At least 3 non-college educated hog farmers/tradesmen/curmudgeons over the age of 50 should be brought on to consult on any audacious project.

Surely one of them would have said, "Not for nothing, but how the f*ck is it supposed to capture sunlight with cars driving on it and blocking the sun?"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (DXtUo)

447 I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos. Give me an automobile every time.
Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)


Light rail gets the plebes off the roads so traffic isn't so bad.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 21, 2019 11:53 PM (h2Bdk)

448 "he recently realized that encouraging massive population explosion in Africa might have been a mistake,"

Africa population will swell by billions over this century. They aren't going to want to stay in Africa.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:53 PM (mk9aG)

449 I think the NRA convention Cookie tried to crash was in Floridia...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (wgV7k)

450 LE rarely gets thanks for the good work they do, so when they get a note like that, they really appreciate it.
Posted by: gp
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I was in a fender bender a couple of months ago. The LEO who worked it was a very polite/personable guy.

I wrote the Chief of police a letter, complimenting the guy. To my complete surprise, I received a reply from the Chief, thanking me for my letter, and assuring me that a copy would be placed in the fellow's file.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (xSo9G)

451 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?
Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (CDGwz)



You get an award from the Stakhanovite movement, Comrade.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (q2o38)

452 Curse of the nature of the beast. Ya can't hold an NRA Annual Meeting in a place that can't offer at least 50k hotel rooms for the week.


OK, that makes sense.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (fuK7c)

453 Dear Horde, please get out on the road. See this beautiful country we have, and meet the good deplorable people out in Fly Over country.

It really will help you reaffirm your faith in America.

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (NgKpN)

454 Good evening.

I wonder if Metallica made the announcement of their donation to that children's hospital by playing For Whom The Bell Tolls. Or at the very least The God That Failed.

Slayer should do something similar. All proceeds go to children's charities from the digital purchases of Silent Screams and Expendable Youth.

I need to be up early to get to the Yard.

Good night, my sweet Horde.

Posted by: Robert at August 21, 2019 11:55 PM (1Yy3c)

455 I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)


Blame Risky Business and Rebecca DeMornay.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:55 PM (EcqY2)

456 448 "he recently realized that encouraging massive population explosion in Africa might have been a mistake,"

Africa population will swell by billions over this century. They aren't going to want to stay in Africa.
Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:53 PM (mk9aG)


We should not allow countries with high birth rates to swamp the world. They have a population problem; they should deal with the problem. I don't feel any obligation to take the overflow into my neighborhood.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 21, 2019 11:56 PM (h2Bdk)

457 Mike Hammer, we actually don't have that many gutters. On this old Victorian house but we got a damn tree growing out of our chimney and it's hell to find a chimney sweep nowadays.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (lJ4HH)

458 Ladyl are you coming to the Texas meetup?

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (jbnKH)

459 >>>Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?<<<

Any of you bitches fuck with Paul Anka and you'll be dancing on a neutron bomb.

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (kLDv+)

460 "Light rail gets the plebes off the roads so traffic isn't so bad."

They like "light rail" too, but I'm talking about intercity trains, competing with freight for track allocation. Like the "good old days."

"Oh if only we'd spend $100 billion restoring the passenger rail service, I might take a train ride to the dog track in Bumfuck 80 miles away!" But probably not. For $100 billion, just give everybody a friggin car.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (mk9aG)

461 I wouldn't worry too much about the African population taking over the country.

Their viruses, super bacteria and diseases will arrive well ahead of them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 21, 2019 11:58 PM (DXtUo)

462 That's not how economics works, but it is how virtue signaling works.

The Oregon Department of Transportation built a solar array along a busy freeway in a rainy Portland suburb, with a prominent sign proudly announcing that they had done this.

They could have built the array next to a state highway in the southeastern Oregon desert, which is almost as good as the Mojave for solar output, but then almost no one would have seen it, which would have eliminated the point fo building the solar array.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:58 PM (I2/tG)

463 You ought take care of that tree sometime, Farmer, unless you want a tonne of bricks crashing through your roof someday...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (wgV7k)

464 it's hell to find a chimney sweep nowadays.


A kid I played little league football with became a chimney sweep. I haven't seen him since we played, but when we were grown up he was the chimney sweep for my mom and she told me about it.

I thought that was pretty coo.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (fuK7c)

465 "We should not allow countries with high birth rates to swamp the world." There is absolutely nothing we can do to stop it. It's what our elites crave more than anything, even more than child-sex trafficking.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (mk9aG)

466 > honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming.

Maybe they're worrying about the day when the deplorables have had finally had enough of their bullshit and stop sending them food, water, and energy.

'Cause things are going to get Really Ugly in a hurry when that happens.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (cB5if)

467 ...George Harrison lost the lawsuit for lifting the tune from The Chiffon's "He's So Fine", for his song "My Sweet Lord".

And here you go now, risking the same judgment against you for your song "My Sweet Horde".

When will they ever LEARN?



/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

468 90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)


No question in anyone's mind:
https://tinyurl.com/b6p7s5r

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (h2Bdk)

469 451 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?
Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (CDGwz)


You get an award from the Stakhanovite movement, Comrade.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (q2o3

Become hero of Socialist Labor! Da!

Posted by: Fox2! at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (MwFQu)

470
Not too mention the Koreans too.
Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (duxRF)


Trust me. Plant part of it to chamoe, garlic and chiles and they will guard it to the last bullet.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (q2o38)

471 The Gates couple are huge donors to the Clintons, too.

that alone makes me distrust them

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:01 AM (xIKXj)

472 People say "oh the scenery you see while riding the train!" Yeah, you're seeing the same strip of scenery next to the fixed track, over and over.

At least in a car, you can choose from any scenic route you want, and actually STOP to enjoy it, and visit the people and towns along the way.

Trains blow big chunks.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:03 AM (mk9aG)

473 Trains blow big chunks.
Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:03 AM (mk9aG)


It is amazing how many Hollywood distopian movies have trains.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 22, 2019 12:05 AM (q2o38)

474 That's not how economics works, but it is how virtue signaling works.



The Oregon Department of Transportation built a solar array along a
busy freeway in a rainy Portland suburb, with a prominent sign proudly
announcing that they had done this.



They could have built the array next to a state highway in the
southeastern Oregon desert, which is almost as good as the Mojave for
solar output, but then almost no one would have seen it, which would
have eliminated the point fo building the solar array.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:58 PM (I2/tG)

The light's better over here.

Posted by: Drunk and looking for dropped car keys at August 22, 2019 12:05 AM (q1Pj5)

475 I was thinking about taking a train to St Louis later this year... Because I ain't gettin on no gd airplane, nor am I looking forward to 1200 miles of interstate...

I may reconsider!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 22, 2019 12:06 AM (wgV7k)

476 ...George Harrison lost the lawsuit for lifting the tune from The Chiffon's "He's So Fine", for his song "My Sweet Lord".



And here you go now, risking the same judgment against you for your song "My Sweet Horde".



When will they ever LEARN?







/snrk







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 22, 2019 12:06 AM (q1Pj5)

477 Hey WDAS. We're still waiting for our tomatoes to turn red it was too wet for a long time in the spring to plant. Just picked our first cucumber today and we've had some big ass onions, biggest I've ever grown. Why do I bother they're cheap but I just like growing stuff. And you don't have to run to the store if you need an onion it's right there.

I have the worst brown thumb of anyone I know, have known, or will ever know. I have been known to kill cactus plants. So having orchid plants that stay alive and bloom, and one prolific mango and one avocado tree to me is a miracle. I gladly collect the yearly onslaught of mangos and eat or give away as many as possible. Same with the avocados. I am currently growing in large pots twelve mango trees from seeds from my one big mango tree! (Keeping my fingers crossed...)

Posted by: Floridachick at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (IKVyV)

478 "The Gates couple are huge donors to the Clintons, too."

They're rich enough to escape from whatever consequences result from their sh!thead philanthropy. Yeah, it's Mrs. Gates' doing mainly; Bill learned right away he had to knuckle under, if he wanted any f'n peace in his life. Before her, all he cared about was tech.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (mk9aG)

479 468 90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

No question in anyone's mind:
https://tinyurl.com/b6p7s5r
Posted by: Ace's liver at Aug


No yachts I take it, eh?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (+F2q3)

480 458 Ladyl are you coming to the Texas meetup?
Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (jbnKH)


Yes!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (TdMsT)

481 "It is amazing how many Hollywood distopian movies have trains." Snowpiercer: what a turd!

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:08 AM (mk9aG)

482 Best one-off Canadian rock SONG: The Kings, This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide.

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


No, it doesn't have the musical complexity and philosophical lyrics of Rush (who I love, don't get me wrong), but for old-fashioned stupid party-your-ass-off rock and roll, it's hard to beat.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 22, 2019 12:08 AM (cB5if)

483 The only Good Train was Uncle Palp's Armored Locomotive and Cars.

Staffed by many nubile nieces.

With AA guns and ground-raking miniguns mounted on alternating flat-bed cars.

Freight "right of way" my ass.

Forward firing twin 16" Naval Rifles would hold sway in that particular conversation.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:09 AM (QzJWU)

484 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?


Dylan's from Minnesota, that's close.


Real answer is probably Neil Young. If he's Canadian. I think he is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 22, 2019 12:09 AM (fuK7c)

485 Here's a link to the Gates' annual letter from last year.

https://tinyurl.com/y2qg3vwn

it reads like the globalist master narrative. They are huge enemies of American sovereignty.

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:10 AM (xIKXj)

486 Light rail gets the plebes off the roads so traffic isn't so bad.

But it doesn't. Portland's own transit authority TriMet has surveys showing light rail moved commuters from bus lines to rail. No effect on car commuters.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 22, 2019 12:11 AM (duxRF)

487 "Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?" Rush, I guess. Geddy Lee is the _homeliest_ rocker of all time, beating out some very tough competition.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:12 AM (mk9aG)

488 I once found Alyssa Milano hot, as did every guy back then I am sure.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:29 PM (Gylu/)


No, just no.

Gone unsaid with her 'abortion is so cool and saved me from myself' talk, Milano was a Scientologist at that time and Scientology had a policy of abortions for their female members. I'm sure she was praised for her abortions by other Scientologists, and here we are.

In my young adult years, a woman I found incredibly sexy was Myrna Loy. Wit, charm, good looking, made cocktails for hubby. What more could a man ask for. It was in my quest for a real life Myrna Loy that I realized Hollywood was selling a pack of lies.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (Y8PSl)

489 Excellent Ladyl!

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (jbnKH)

490 Our youngest daughter was born in 1993. I couldn't imagine life without her.


---

Amen, MH.

Mine was born in 1992, and without her, I wouldn't have the g-babies I have today.

I almost pity the woman.

I have a feeling that her guilt is making her lash out.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (RU4sa)

491 > At least in a car, you can choose from any scenic route you want, and actually STOP to enjoy it, and visit the people and towns along the way.


If you get an Amtrak rail pass and you can get off in any town you want, stay as long as you want (within the duration of the pass), and hop right back on.

Plus you can sleep, read, use the Internet, take a leak or crap any time you want, enjoy an an adult beverage....

It's not cheap but you really do get to see a lot of stuff.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (cB5if)

492 487 "Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?" Rush, I guess. Geddy Lee is the _homeliest_ rocker of all time, beating out some very tough competition.
Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:12 AM (mk9aG)


In all seriousness, I agree on Rush. Well, pre-Power Windows Rush, anyway.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (h2Bdk)

493 Michelle Obama's White House garden.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (aKsyK)

Didn't the Corps of Engineers use that for a breaching exercise?

Posted by: Fox2! at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (MwFQu)

494 So Alyssa Milano had two abortions at 19?

I thank God every day a certain single 19 year old didn't have an abortion nearly 49 years ago. Even when I'm at my worst.

I don't care if she wasn't fit to be a mother. That's no excuse to kill the unborn child.

Sorry. That subject just pisses me off, every time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:17 AM (D5yyd)

495 We had the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 locomotibe come through here a few weeks ago. Mobs of people came from all over to experience the fifteen-second thrill of watching it go by. Meh. I'd have gone if they let me drive the thing for an hour or two, but not for fifteen seconds of doppler.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:17 AM (mk9aG)

496 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?


Dylan's from Minnesota, that's close.


Real answer is probably Neil Young. If he's Canadian. I think he is.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Pfft. I'll take Peart, Lifeson, and Lee any day.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (D5yyd)

497 "In all seriousness, I agree on Rush" I mean, I liked Guess Who's Artificial Paradise album. Very creative. But yeah, Rush.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (mk9aG)

498

"Business leaders" say that today's young people do not want to drive cars, own homes or live anywhere other than an urban area. They must be catered to and older people ignored. Thus we get solar stuff, roof gardens and mass transit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (aKsyK)

499 489 Excellent Ladyl!
Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (jbnKH)

Are you going?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (TdMsT)

500 ..."Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?" Rush, I guess. Geddy Lee is the _homeliest_ rocker of all time, beating out some very tough competition.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:12 AM (mk9aG)



Worse than his face, is his voice. Let me know when his testes drop, and he can sing in something other than a Jr. High School Girls' Choir?

Meanwhile, he remains a pre-adenoidal, adolescent horror of a vocal freak-show.

Worse than his horrid, pitchy high range, is the fact that he can't actually HIT a high note. No, he really can't.

He has to "YELP" his way up to that note, and that's exactly what it sounds like when he sings songs like "The Warrior". A buncha yelps. Like a coyote is singing the song, only.... without the beauty that a coyote brings to the lyric.

Rush.

With Z.Z. Top, one of the best 3 man bands, ever.

But then Rush had to go ruin it all, and let Geddy "sing". To certain values of "sing". *spit*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

501 Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (

My baby gets married this weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

502 393 *singing One Ton Tomato while wearing my Urban Sombrero and doing some rooftop gardening*
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 11:29

I thought it was One Ton of Mayo

Whoops


Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (fOqG5)

503 "Real answer is probably Neil Young." Neil Young is extraordinarily stupid, even for a liberal. Whatever his genre is, it ain't rock.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (mk9aG)

504 I haven't been on a train in years... It was always fun...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (wgV7k)

505 Congrats, MH!

Wish mine would, heh.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (RU4sa)

506 The moral case for campus carry misses one important bit when arguing against the idea that citizens with guns are not safe practitioners: cops are much WORSE practitioners.

You can find lots of incidents of police firing loads of rounds at a suspect or perp and missing with most of them - even at POINT BLANK range. (Diallo, in NYC, everyone *inside* a building entry vestibule; 42 rounds IIRC, and fewer than 20 hit Diallo; less than 10 feet.) (Cops in CA firing 100+ shots at the poor ladies delivering newspapers; they didn't hit EITHER of the women, though 2 rounds did hit the back window of the cab, providing shrapnel injuries to one of the women.)

But it's otherwise a good piece.

Posted by: GWB at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (DUw3D)

507 happy for you, Mis. Hum. Father of the bride!

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (xIKXj)

508 Rush.

Damn. Geddy or Peart. Not sure now which is the out of tune coyote, but my previous comments stand, simply applied to the appropriate candidate.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:22 AM (QzJWU)

509 501 Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (

My baby gets married this weekend
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

Are you at least getting a decent herd of cattle out of the deal?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (NWiLs)

510 Sorry. That subject just pisses me off, every time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:17 AM (D5yyd)


I concur.

Posted by: GWB at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (DUw3D)

511 "With Z.Z. Top, one of the best 3 man bands, ever." I saw Top in Mad City, though not a big fan. Very very surprised at how good they were. They're from South Canada, I think.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (mk9aG)

512 My baby gets married this weekend
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

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And I thought marrying off babies went out of style in the16th century.

But in as much seriousness as I can muster, enjoy the FOB gig, MisHum. I did it two years ago and it was terrific fun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2019 12:24 AM (amw5z)

513 lol Insomniac

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:24 AM (RU4sa)

514 SMH at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (RU4sa)

Thanks SMH
1 down 2 to go
Although it's not looking anytime soon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:24 AM (+F2q3)

515 Are you at least getting a decent herd of cattle out of the deal?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (NWiLs)

--------

These days all the cool kids pay dowries in Bitcoin.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2019 12:25 AM (amw5z)

516 Thanks Cicero

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:25 AM (+F2q3)

517 There's something about the motion of a train that gets the women hot.

Posted by: Agent Bob Sweet on the Silver Streak at August 22, 2019 12:27 AM (q1Pj5)

518 "I don't care if she wasn't fit to be a mother. That's no excuse to kill the unborn child." It is VERY annoying when they BRAG about their abortions. It's ghoulish, grotesque!

BTW, see "Unplanned," now out on DVD. Get it from the library, and piss off all the abortion-loving, drag-queen-loving librarians! Good movie, good trolling tactic.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:28 AM (mk9aG)

519 Dammit. Looking through local humane society web page. It's as bad for my peace of mind as cruising Zillow. At least I stopped looking for nekkid lady pics, I have enough things to contemplate never having.

OK, I'm clearly too morose tonight. Lata, Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:29 AM (D5yyd)

520 My baby gets married this weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

Congratulations, MisHun!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 22, 2019 12:30 AM (q1Pj5)

521 "cops are much WORSE practitioners."

In my city, I feel 100X safer with a cop around. I don't care how they qualify on the range. God Bless LE!

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:31 AM (mk9aG)

522 Passenger vs. freight story. My sis and BIL took one of those tourist trains through western Canada. Did they invite me? No.

At any rate, along the way they came upon a freight train blocking the road on account of a broken coupler.

Apparently the tour company wasn't taking chances, as they had spare couplers aboard their train, and loaned one to the CN freight.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:32 AM (CDGwz)

523 Goodnight!

in addition to being behind Common Core, the Gates couple is part of the censorship cabal, who would like to deplatform all of us

https://tinyurl.com/y6thotq2

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:32 AM (xIKXj)

524 Geddy is ugly enough to be in KISS.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 22, 2019 12:33 AM (RuIsu)

525 " the tour company wasn't taking chances, as they had spare couplers aboard their train" Yeah, but did they have triplers and quadruplers? Canucks.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:33 AM (mk9aG)

526 Congratulations, MisHun!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 22, 2019 12:30 AM (q1Pj5)


Musta been one that got away.

Posted by: Poilus, Tommies and Doughboys at August 22, 2019 12:34 AM (Y8PSl)

527 Well, shoot, I'm gonna watch Unplanned again right now!

73
QRT

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:36 AM (mk9aG)

528 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

Thank God, I'm not alone. Worst "singer" of all time, and their "songs" are horse waste too.

and congrats to MisHum, and enjoy the wedding. since you're probably paying for it

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 22, 2019 12:36 AM (Vhkmw)

529 but did they have triplers and quadruplers? Canucks.
Posted by: gp
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Truplers?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:36 AM (CDGwz)

530 What, no love for BTO?

Rush was great during their 2112 heyday, but not so much now that Peart has denounced his Ayn Randian roots.

Free will -- What a concept. Now he thinks it's icky, and describes himself as a bleeding heart libertarian.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2019 12:37 AM (Z4rgH)

531 My baby gets married this weekend
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Congratulations my friend! Kiss the bride for me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:38 AM (xSo9G)

532 And nobody is going to suggest Anne Murray? She's like the Canadian Marie without the Donnie. Or the Canadian Karen Carpenter. Yeah, that's the ticket.

It's the sleep deprivation talking.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 12:39 AM (fOqG5)

533 Rush is done. After the last world wide tour, they called it quits. The 3 of them have too many health issues to play the way they want to anymore so they retired.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 22, 2019 12:41 AM (TDEu0)

534 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., e

Thank you sir
Looks like they are headed to NC once they have jobs there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:41 AM (+F2q3)

535 Thank you sir
Looks like they are headed to NC once they have jobs there
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Over Raleigh way, I expect?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:42 AM (xSo9G)

536 Japanese trains are great - from local to shinkansen.


As are the stations. True train culture/country, with all the virtues that play into it. Amazing food, stores, and everything tailored for train travel [and nobody matches Japan for packaging, and "small" stuff].


Deregulation etc. has made air travel the better option for longer trips [Tokyo to Kagoshima, almost the length of the country, for example]. But as a gaijin visitor, trains have the added virtue of *seeing the country*, in detail.


Have had some great short trips, outside major urban areas - trains are small, some have had old cars with wooden seating almost too small to fit in.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 12:46 AM (QDnY+)

537 I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos. Give me an automobile every time.
Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)

I honestly have no clue, I've actually ridden some of these light rail trains and at times I'm the only person on the train. The ridership is so consistently low that they don't even check if you paid once you're on the train.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 22, 2019 12:49 AM (tVQUs)

538 by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:42 AM (x

They liked your area but felt job market was better in Raleigh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:51 AM (+F2q3)

539 I remember back in the 80's, Neil Young had some complimentary things to say about Reagan and he got his ass handed to him by the music industry. He quickly backed down and I lost all respect for him. He's still Canada's best, though, and I love his music. Still have a soft spot for him, though, because he's big into Lionel trains and even had a piece of the company for a while.

Posted by: Flatville Bill at August 22, 2019 12:54 AM (k3WO2)

540 Rush was great during their 2112 heyday, but not so much now that Peart has denounced his Ayn Randian roots.



Free will -- What a concept. Now he thinks it's icky, and describes himself as a bleeding heart libertarian.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2019 12:37 AM (Z4rgH)

The album signals was the first album I didn't learn from front to back. Thats when I knew my RUSH days were fading.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 12:55 AM (9Om/r)

541 People say "oh the scenery you see while riding the train!" Yeah, you're seeing the same strip of scenery next to the fixed track, over and over.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:03 AM (mk9aG)

The "scenery" is typically bland, dirty farms or the grubby industrial areas the grow up around rail lines. On most passenger trains (in my experience) the best you'll see is the inside of a tunnel.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 22, 2019 12:55 AM (tVQUs)

542 If it wasn't for cars, train travel would be kind of cool.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 22, 2019 12:55 AM (RuIsu)

543 Enjoy the wedding Mis 3 Hum. Have a great time.
T & J

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 22, 2019 12:57 AM (lJ4HH)

544 That Niven ring is wobbly.

That Ring has never wobbled more than 0.0023 mm from its expected precession limits in 286 million years, dammit!

Posted by: Pak engineer at August 22, 2019 12:57 AM (XuBZu)

545 Thanks Farmer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:58 AM (+F2q3)

546 You know, if I could get on some high speed train, lets say to california or somewhere west, basically across the country, and they say here dude, hang out for a few days, check out the scenery, bullshit with the passengers, eat, drink, and be scary, yeah it might be cool. I can see doing that.


Just sitting in a frigging seat for for god knows how long? Fuk that, give me a car.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 01:01 AM (9Om/r)

547 Congrats MH, enjoy the festivities.


Did you ever have to have the shotgun-ostentatiously-displayed-in-the-corner-talk with the new son in law? Or he's normal?



Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:03 AM (QDnY+)

548 Geddy is ugly enough to be in KISS.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 22, 2019 12:33 AM (RuIsu)


But he's still too pretty for the Ramones.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:04 AM (EcqY2)

549 You know, if I could get on some high speed train, lets say to california or somewhere west, basically across the country, and they say here dude, hang out for a few days, check out the scenery, bullshit with the passengers, eat, drink, and be scary, yeah it might be cool. I can see doing that.

Just sitting in a frigging seat for for god knows how long? Fuk that, give me a car.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 01:01 AM (9Om/r)


A sleeper car, a hooker and some blow. The vacation of a lifetime.

Maybe there's a song in that somewhere.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 01:07 AM (Y8PSl)

550 Berserker, I'm thinking of finally learning guitar. Is there any software you would recommend for instruction? I can't drive and don't live in a mass transit area, so self-instruction seems to be the only way to go.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 01:13 AM (fOqG5)

551 At least back in the glorious days of Soviet Power, Russian trains were fairly nice. Wider gauge, lots of room, and the only clean public bathrooms in the country. No welded rails, so you got the clickety-clack as you rumbled past lakes and stands of birch lit by moonlight. And in the relative privacy of the cars, Soviets and east bloc types were uninhibited and happy to hang out, eat, and drink with Americans.


Would like to take at least part of the Trans-Siberian some day [near Baikal]. Did the segment from Vladivostok to Khabarovsk once.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:18 AM (QDnY+)

552 "Because I ain't gettin on no gd airplane"

Why?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:20 AM (FiUMj)

553 I can see high speed trains working between close by large cities. Dallas to Houston, Atlanta to Charlotte, Las Vegas to Phoenix

The type of trips that are now an hour flight or 5/6 hour drives. But that hour flight is really 3 hours when taking into account the time spent in airports. Get that down to a 2 hour high speed train ride and it could be very popular.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:24 AM (FiUMj)

554 Slayer should do something similar. All proceeds go to children's charities from the digital purchases of Silent Screams and Expendable Youth.

I need to be up early to get to the Yard.

Good night, my sweet Horde.
Posted by: Robert at August 21, 2019 11:55 PM (1Yy3c)

Amazing, is it not, that Slayer, of all bands, wrote what should be for all intents and purposes the anti-abortion anthem ("Silent Scream")?

(I have fond memories of hearing "Hell Awaits" on the school bus on my Walkman in the morning. Got my blood going. Better than coffee.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:25 AM (WDnN1)

555 551
In the Russian railroads, the track sections aren't offset, they're set together. They don't go clickety-clack, they go thunk-thunk-thunk. Forever.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (iB1oa)

556 553 I can see high speed trains working between close by large cities. Dallas to Houston, Atlanta to Charlotte, Las Vegas to Phoenix

The type of trips that are now an hour flight or 5/6 hour drives. But that hour flight is really 3 hours when taking into account the time spent in airports. Get that down to a 2 hour high speed train ride and it could be very popular.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:24 AM (FiUMj)

No Population Density To Support It.

In order for passenger rail to be cost effective in TX, the population of TX alone will have to be around 1 billion people.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (WDnN1)

557 No Population Density To Support It.

In order for passenger rail to be cost effective in TX, the population of TX alone will have to be around 1 billion people.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (WDnN1)

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Huh?

There are a bazillion flights between houston and dallas daily. I'm sure a good % of those people would take a train if it were and option and the time in par with flying. Hell even if it took a little longer, not having to deal with the TSA would be worth it for many.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:28 AM (FiUMj)

558 297 284
I'm not trying to defend Gates. Don't get me wrong. These rich guys hitch rides on each others planes all the time.
Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example.
Also Gates and when he was alive, Paul Allen.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)

Interesting factoid was the Trump jet he used in the campaign was originally owned by Paul Allen. Trump had it repainted and the interior upgraded.

There is a video from a few years ago that showed the upgrades, before and after, it is about 40 minutes. Kind of interesting to watch the pre-Prez Trump and those who work for him.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 22, 2019 01:30 AM (sy5kK)

559 Amtrak between Charlotte and Atlanta takes 5.5 hours. I can drive it in four hours even with the shit interstate clogged both lanes

Posted by: NCKate at August 22, 2019 01:31 AM (lknvV)

560 559 Amtrak between Charlotte and Atlanta takes 5.5 hours. I can drive it in four hours even with the shit interstate clogged both lanes
Posted by: NCKate at August 22, 2019 01:31 AM (lknvV)

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Right. But that's not high speed. Put in a high speed option that goes 200 MPH and that 5.5 hours is down to 1.5 hours.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (FiUMj)

561 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)

1. She could have taken the Pill.

2. She could have demanded her boyfriends use a condom.

3. She could have borne the brats, and given them up for adoption.

But she chose to be an irresponsible ho.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (a72/q)

562 TSA would find a pretext to take over security.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (EOMoX)

563 they're building high speed rail here in #Failifornia....

it will be ready in about #twoweeks

and go from Fresno to Bakersfield.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:35 AM (EOMoX)

564 555 551
In the Russian railroads, the track sections aren't offset, they're set together. They don't go clickety-clack, they go thunk-thunk-thunk. Forever.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (iB1oa)


If you want a picture of the future, imagine a wheel going thunk-thunk-thunk - for ever.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 22, 2019 01:37 AM (h2Bdk)

565 The CA high speed project is a a criminal enterprise. But it doesn't mean high speed rail can't work.

I know I'm in the minority. I forgot the #1 rule of conservatism is you must hate anything that Euros like.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:37 AM (FiUMj)

566 563 they're building high speed rail here in #Failifornia....

it will be ready in about #twoweeks

and go from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:35 AM (EOMoX)


If only. What they're actually building is a mountain of TPS reports. We'll probably never actually get a train.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 01:38 AM (h2Bdk)

567 weft-cut, I think Burning Man is fairly close to Reno/Sparks though. Tons of places to stay there.

The Area 51 area, OTOH, seems to be considerably further away from anything.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

Burning Man folks are resourceful, and most of them are prepared for a desert camp-out.

No evidence that the same can be said for the Area 51 mob.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:38 AM (a72/q)

568 She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)


Twice!

She tried to have 3 abortions that year but couldn't quite get it. She asked at Planned Parenthood what the record was.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:39 AM (EcqY2)

569 CA's idiotic grand theft, er, failed "high speed rail" project has most of the elements that make the concept a loser in most of the country [anywhere outside Bos-Wash corridor]. Not a mystery.


But in a world with different geography, technology, economics, physics, etc., high speed rail could work. Just like electric cars.


It didn't really ever "work" even in Japan. The only non-deficit segment of the shinkansen was Osaka-Tokyo, think only in-the-black TGV was Paris-Lyon.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:39 AM (QDnY+)

570 561 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)


Twice in the same year?

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 01:40 AM (h2Bdk)

571 I lived on "the continent" as the pretentious asshole love to say. I traveled a lot within Europe and for short trips, the train was a no brainer option vs driving or flying. Would I take a train from Paris to Madrid? Fuck no. That's a 12 hour trip vs a 2 hr flight. But I took it from Paris to London many times, which is a 2.25 hour trip vs a 2-3 hour flight (including time to get to the airport, security, etc) and a much more pleasant experience.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:41 AM (FiUMj)

572 321 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.



I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (


They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres?

Paris will be the breadbasket of the universe.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (1g7ch)

It's for all those way cool cafes that ensure that you know that EVERYTHING IS LOCAL.

(Of course, the coffee you are sipping cannot be grown outside of tropical climes, but let's forget that inconvenient fact.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:42 AM (WDnN1)

573 We have light rail that stays mostly empty because it goes nowhere that anyone in the suburbs wants to go.

Posted by: NCKate at August 22, 2019 01:42 AM (lknvV)

574 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

I would place the Guess Who, which is where Randy Bachman got his start, over BTO, but not by a huge margin. Both great bands. But I think maybe Crowbar has got them beat, in terms of raw rock-out power.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:43 AM (a72/q)

575 And time for bed here, but just curious I ask Alexa if Joe Biden have dementia. She wasn't sure, laughing my ass off. Well I'm pretty sure. Good night all, be well you morons.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 22, 2019 01:43 AM (lJ4HH)

576 I can see high speed trains working between close by large cities. Dallas to Houston, Atlanta to Charlotte, Las Vegas to Phoenix
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There was a time, in my memory, when ladies of Savannah would take the train (the Nancy Hanks) to Atlanta, for a day trip of shopping at Rich's Department store.

For those wondering where the name came from:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/y6dv9a6q

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 01:44 AM (CDGwz)

577 It didn't really ever "work" even in Japan. The only non-deficit segment of the shinkansen was Osaka-Tokyo, think only in-the-black TGV was Paris-Lyon.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:39 AM (QDnY+)


I wouldn't be opposed to having HSR between LA and San Francisco, even if it had to be subsidized. We subsidize the roads, after all.

The problem is the state of California is so inefficient and corrupt, we've already spent so much we could have just bought a limo ride for everyone who could conceivably ever use the train, with money left over.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 01:44 AM (h2Bdk)

578 I forgot the #1 rule of conservatism is you must hate anything that Euros like.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:37 AM (FiUMj)


It's not a rule, but you're pretty much guaranteed at least a 97% success rate if you adopt this attitude.

Eurotrash tend to like things because they think it hurts America. That's not a joke. It's how they think and act. Most Americans really don't care what Eurotrash like or don't like, but asshole leftists want to transform America into New Europe.

Passenger trains are economic losers. They have been for some time. And not small losers but major money sinks.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:44 AM (EcqY2)

579 I'll stand by my "clickety-clack" description for Russki rail. It was quite the scene one night, between Vilnius and Lvov. Moonlight, lakes, birch. Russian literature and Great Patriotic War stories sprang to mind. Unfortunately there was a slip-up and I didn't get a prized souvenir - a tea-glass holder [podstakainik] with Stalin's likeness [Soviet rail apparently didn't waste good equipment just to humor passing political fads].


Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:46 AM (QDnY+)

580 My baby gets married this weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)


that's great!

here's hoping a wonderful ceremony and all the family members get along.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 22, 2019 01:47 AM (sy5kK)

581 Burton Cummings voice was all kinds of awesome.
Posted by: davidt at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (Bgx7w)

He is still alive and performing, AFAIK. Good pianist, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:51 AM (a72/q)

582 We have light rail that stays mostly empty because it goes nowhere that anyone in the suburbs wants to go.
Posted by: NCKate
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But, but...Obama based his selection of Anthony Foxx for Sec. of Transportation based on his terrific background in Charlotte with light rail...and a trolley.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 01:51 AM (CDGwz)

583 I'm picturing Mis Hum having the D.J. play an entire Yolo set at the reception.

Because, Misanthrope.


/heh


*much respect*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 01:52 AM (QzJWU)

584 Um, could be wrong, but I think in fact that auto travel massively, massively subsidizes everything else, not the other way around. That's one of the problems, from CA to the federal level - revenues from user taxes do *not* go to freeways etc, but to "mass transit".


Public good argument for urban buses, in *rare* cases limited local rail.


Zero public good argument for long distance rail subsidy, at whatever speed.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:53 AM (QDnY+)

585 For all the talk of trains being money losers, nobody seems to remember that flying is a money loser too. How many airlines have failed in the US? Has to be in triple digits. And the ones that haven't disappeared like Delta, United and American, they've all been through bankruptcy, some more than once.

I don't know if it's true anymore, but not that long ago, if you took every commercial airline ever to have existed in the world and added up their profits and losses, the number was a negative.

Whether by air or by rail, for whatever reason, moving millions of people around is not profitable in the long run.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:53 AM (FiUMj)

586 For all the talk of trains being money losers, nobody seems to remember that flying is a money loser too.
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Unless...Lolita Express.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 01:55 AM (CDGwz)

587 Best wishes for a beautiful day for you and your baby, MisHum!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 22, 2019 01:56 AM (a4EWo)

588 Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:53 AM (FiUMj)

Was the US proposing starting a national air carrier that no one told me about?

Airlines are private companies. THey can go bankrupt all they want. That doesn't bother me. I'm not sure why it bothers you.

With rail, we are talking about THE FRIGGIN GOVERNMENT(s) building and running it, not some private company. Do you really not understand the difference?

If you want to sink billions of your own personal dollars into high-speed rail then I don't care. Knock yourself out.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:00 AM (EcqY2)

589 Yoko set. Bucha already all knew that.

As to the first picture.

Biggest U.S. artillery round that could drop a round onto the blacktop, at maximum range?

Let's assume a mild, 5 knot crosswind, midlly gusting from 2 to 7 knots.

1000 ft. asl.

80 degrees.

40% humidty.

Latitude, same as Grand Junction, CO.

Firing azimuth on the map, thirty degrees North of the True Equator.

Pick your tube, pick your projectile, pick your propellant.

Which is the furthest throw that'll drop your shell onto the blacktop. Not the "centerline", that's crazy.

Blacktop. Two standard 14 ft. U.S. Highway lanes, with wide paved shoulders.

Final question.

Is your solution better than any given Naval Rifle, and if so, how, and why?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 02:00 AM (QzJWU)

590
The NRA *seldom* has the authority to set "carry policy" at whatever venue it's Annual Meeting is held.

In Houston, 2013, the George R. Brown Convention Center, owned by the City of Houston, enforced it's prohibition on the carry of weapons, lawful or otherwise.

You guessed it, metal detectors at the entry points.

Wasn't NRA policy. Just the GFW City of Houston types being all snowflakey and such.

Most other cities are worse, some few are better.

But, "cities".

Curse of the nature of the beast. Ya can't hold an NRA Annual Meeting in a place that can't offer at least 50k hotel rooms for the week.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (QzJWU)

Too bad the State AG's office couldn't tell the City of Houston LOLGF. Prohibitions of that sort on city property are unenforceable.

(Unless of course the City decided to play a legal card that indicated the Convention Center was much like, say, a sports arena, at which guns are prohibited.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 02:01 AM (WDnN1)

591 Any imminent domain lawyers in here tonight... ?

Because I just read a mildly interesting interview of a couple of DOJ lawyers who are in charge of taking land on the southern border in order to build the wall, but I'm not sure exactly one of them means with this comment...

******
Do most landowner challenges to border wall takings involve the price of the land or the government's ability to take it?

Clark: For the most part, the vast majority of the cases the Land Acquisition Section works on are cases about the whole valuation issue. They're not about the authority to take because the constitutional power to exercise eminent domain so clearly exists.

Brightbill: And because at this point Congress has set forth in its statutes pretty clear processes by which it occurs, so once the survey is done and a determination of just compensation is made, and that money is deposited into an account and then we can show the court that appropriate notice has been given to the landowner pursuant to the statute, the federal government, generally speaking, then has possession of the land.

Then while we can have cases that can go on for months and months or years, it's not about whether or not the government's going to get the land, because the government has the land at that point. Those cases go on because there are complicated issues of valuation that get raised and litigated.

******

Is he saying that the Govt. can start building on a person's land while the compensation is still being litigated?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 22, 2019 02:03 AM (Xqo6t)

592 Is he saying that the Govt. can start building on a person's land while the compensation is still being litigated?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 22, 2019 02:03 AM (Xqo6t)


He seems to be saying that the legal structure set up by Congress allows the federal government to make a value determination, pay the owner that money (put it in some account) and then the land belongs to the government even though the owner might still be protesting and fighting the valuation.

It doesn't sound totally unreasonable. Since the government certainly has the power in the black and white text of the Constitution for a taking, the question is only one of the just compensation, not whether the property can be transferred. IT most certainly can in all instances.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:08 AM (EcqY2)

593 Alas, working tomorrow.

So, zzz is a requirement, not a mere option.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


zzzzz

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 02:10 AM (QzJWU)

594 Dogs stomachs will dissolve bone apparently (omnivore) so there is that.
Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (0x00j)

My dog has eaten chicken bones often, with no apparent ill effects.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 02:11 AM (a72/q)

595 Berserker, I'm thinking of finally learning guitar.
Is there any software you would recommend for instruction? I can't
drive and don't live in a mass transit area, so self-instruction seems
to be the only way to go.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 01:13 AM (fOqG5)

I really couldn't say. I know there is stuff out there, but no clue how any of it is. The best thing I can tell somebody is to look up chord charts on the web, and learn all the major and minor chords from A to G. Get those learned, and while you are doing that you build finger strength and some muscle memory, which allows you to eventually change chords fast. Then you can look up tabs for songs you might want to play. Tabs aren't written music, but more like a drawing of a fingerboard with all the strings, and the tabs show you what notes to press. There are also chords shown, so IF...IF you learned the basic chords ahead of time, there won't be many new chords to learn in a certain song, like 7ths, and other chords. Basically you are arming yourself with enough knowledge of chords to get started and gradually building on top of that. You'll also develop somewhat of a tone recognition, and you might "recognize" the chords in songs you listen to. After a while should you want to learn to read music, or move onto actual instruction you won't be so much of a novice. Think if it as somebody looking to learn car mechanics but already knows how the tools feel in their hands. There are also a ton of vids on you tube for basic instruction too, which may pay to watch so you don't develop bad habits out of the gate.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 02:12 AM (9Om/r)

596 There's a stretch of I-25 north of Loveland that out of nowhere has a curve, then curves back to the original straight line.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (mvenn)

North-south roads sometimes do a jog like that at a correction line. Reason for the correction being that plane geometry, i.e. land survey, is applied to a sphere. True north-south roads will all converge at the poles, but land is surveyed in squares with parallel sides. So in the township-and-range system of land survey, from time to time you have to drop a range road out. I can drive north or south on my range road, and eventually it will end in a "T" intersection at a township (E-W) road. And I can jog a short distance east or west, and pick up the extension of that road. When highways are built, following old road allowances, those correction lines get made into "S" bends.

East-west roads don have correction lines because they follow parallels of latitude. Which are, surprisingly, parallel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 02:21 AM (a72/q)

597 {re rail} TSA would find a pretext to take over security.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (EOMoX)


They have already conducted some 'trials'. For example, this is from the TSA website:

TSA helping to make rail travel secure. TSA worked in coordination with AMTRAK and other mass transit rail stakeholders to provide an enhanced law enforcement presence at locations nationwide, including Union Station in Washington, D.C., Union Station in Denver, and King Street Station in Seattle.

The camel's nose is well inside the tent already.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2019 02:22 AM (Z4rgH)

598
Huh?

There are a bazillion flights between houston and dallas daily. I'm sure a good % of those people would take a train if it were and option and the time in par with flying. Hell even if it took a little longer, not having to deal with the TSA would be worth it for many.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:28 AM (FiUMj)

There's also something called I-45.

I'm sure a good percentage of these people who fly from either DFW-IAH or DAL-HOU aren't necessarily clamoring for it either because if it were economically feasible the train would have been done ages ago.

For about 30 years (it comes up again and again) there has been a proposal to have high speed rail connect San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston. And it has never gone anywhere. Why? It would cost BILLIONS, and nearly ALL of it would be government money. (People who support this boondoggle blame SWA for ending it, when in truth it was the appalling ESTIMATE of cost that killed it on its own. The experience of CA with their high speed choo choo is - or should be - further deterrence from such a venture.)

And if you notice, where do passenger trains run in the United States, and work reasonably well? Why, the NE, where populations are denser. Oh, sure, I guess we COULD build a bullet train from Lubbock to Amarillo, but if you've been out that way, you know there is a whole lot of empty space out there. It is far cheaper and more cost effective to let drivers pick either I-27 or US 87 for the drive. And as heavily populated as that triangle I described above is, it isn't nearly populated enough to support a train.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 02:23 AM (WDnN1)

599 Is he saying that the Govt. can start building on a person's land while the compensation is still being litigated?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 22, 2019 02:03 AM (Xqo6t)


If it's a Democrat president, I'll allow it. If it's a Republican president, denied.

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge ComeonIwannalayya at August 22, 2019 02:33 AM (Y8PSl)

600 "Better not repay your country with your self-indulgent hate,
But rejoice its negroes profit as it is again made great."

https://www.samizdata.net/2019/08/too-easy-to-rebut-the-pc-ta-nisi-nyt/

Posted by: m at August 22, 2019 02:40 AM (PKJKn)

601 Forget high-speed rail ... what we really need is a national roller-coaster network. Roller-coasters from city to city. People will love that shit! They'll wait in lines for hours to ride those and pay through the nose. Wouldn't you take a roller coaster ride from Washington to New York? 725 loops, 1242 winding curls, 174 blind tunnels (going backwards in half of them!), 942 drops of 40 ft or more at angles greater than 80 degrees ... The rest of the world will be green with envy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:42 AM (EcqY2)

602 Forget high-speed rail ... what we really need is a
national roller-coaster network. Roller-coasters from city to city.
People will love that shit! They'll wait in lines for hours to ride
those and pay through the nose. Wouldn't you take a roller coaster ride
from Washington to New York? 725 loops, 1242 winding curls, 174 blind
tunnels (going backwards in half of them!), 942 drops of 40 ft or more
at angles greater than 80 degrees ... The rest of the world will be
green with envy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:42 AM (EcqY2)


The ride better come with free drugs. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 02:43 AM (9Om/r)

603 The ride better come with free drugs. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 02:43 AM (9Om/r)


The national socialized health care will take care of that.

It's going to be paradise.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:45 AM (EcqY2)

604 Right. But that's not high speed. Put in a high speed option that goes 200 MPH and that 5.5 hours is down to 1.5 hours.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (FiUMj)

You would need completely new track, and probably new right-of-way. And level crossings would be right out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 02:46 AM (a72/q)

605 And if you notice, where do passenger trains run in the United States, and work reasonably well? Why, the NE, where populations are denser.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 02:23 AM (WDnN1)


Let's not underestimate the joys of driving on I-95 from Washington, D.C. to Boston, either; the I-95 tolls are a bonus. That drive is another reason the D.C. to NY and NY to Boston air shuttles are viable, too, although with all the airport security theater bullshit, the train is still quicker. Having taken the air shuttles and the train between DC-NY and NY-Boston, I'll take the train any day. Not to mention leg room and being able to drink in a comfortable seat. No waiting for takeoff to drink, either. There's no air turbulence to spill one's drink although a derailment will ruin your day.

I'm seeing a 'hold my beer' pattern here.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 02:48 AM (Y8PSl)

606 Yeah, for me there's no question rail travel is more comfortable. I'd settle for functional low speed rail - if you go to the Amtrak site and try to get a ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles they put you on a bus.

Why would I be on the Amtrak site if I wanted to ride a bus?

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 02:54 AM (h2Bdk)

607 and go from Fresno to Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Sound gonna bring 'em on down!

Garawn-damn-teed!

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 02:58 AM (XuBZu)

608 Having taken the air shuttles and the train between DC-NY and NY-Boston, I'll take the train any day.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 02:48 AM (Y8PSl)


Remember when Trump owned one of the shuttles briefly. Trump Shuttle. Philly to New York. I don't know what other cities it serviced. Didn't last long, I don't think.

Personally, I like train rides. And the prices of bridge and tunnel tolls have really gotten totally out of hand. Most cities I don't want to go into bad enough to justify even half the "entrance fees", just to be graced with the opportunity to pay 5 times more to try and park for a few hours, too.

I'm really just glad that the internet affords the opportunity to stay out of the smelly cities for most things and not have to be bothered with that stuff. Cities are anachronisms. Artifacts of the industrial revolution. Museum pieces.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 03:01 AM (EcqY2)

609 600 "Better not repay your country with your self-indulgent hate,

But rejoice its negroes profit as it is again made great."


Nice bit of snark at the bottom of the post linked at 600.



Comment: ...analogous to the way that the English got rid of their troublemakers by transporting them to Australia, where their descendants became productive citizens.


Reply: Or, more often, Australians.

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:15 AM (XuBZu)

610 Remember when Trump owned one of the shuttles briefly. Trump Shuttle. Philly to New York. I don't know what other cities it serviced. Didn't last long, I don't think.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 03:01 AM (EcqY2)


There's simply no Philly-NY air shuttle demand. No one willingly goes to Philly, not even for the springtime. Oh wait, that's Boston. So no reason to go to Philly at all.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 03:15 AM (Y8PSl)

611 Want to know why Americans are the best farmers in the world? Less than 4 acres and it takes 20 gardeners to produce a crop in Paris. Good golly, that's pathetic.

Posted by: Doug at August 22, 2019 03:16 AM (89il5)

612 Well, time for me to hit the hay.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 03:18 AM (a72/q)

613 Night, AOP. Would you like me to haunt your dreams?

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:19 AM (XuBZu)

614 Night, AOP. Would you like me to haunt your dreams?

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:19 AM (XuBZu)


I'm available!

Posted by: Naked Trigglypuff at August 22, 2019 03:25 AM (Y8PSl)

615 The outraged UK Baroness should be amply aware of why retirement age was originally set at 65 in both the UK and US. At the time it was older than most lived to see, assuring many would pay into the systems without collecting. Nowadays, it's shocking if someone dies earlier than 65 of natural causes.
People are living a lot longer than 70 years ago and generally healthier as well. If you want to keep the systems solvent you need to dangle the carrot a few years farther out than you did for previous generations. disability claims will likely remain valid and those will include those subject to age related infirmities.

You can either adjust to the greater lifespans of today or you can go broke and nobody gets anything.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2019 03:27 AM (AJKgl)

616 You can either adjust to the greater lifespans of today or you can go broke and nobody gets anything.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2019 03:27 AM (AJKgl) [/I[

This is about us, isn't it?

Posted by: US Congress at August 22, 2019 03:29 AM (Y8PSl)

617 614 Night, AOP. Would you like me to haunt your dreams?

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:19 AM (XuBZu)

I'm available!
Posted by: Naked Trigglypuff at August 22, 2019 03:25 AM (Y8PSl)


I don't think anyone has dreams big enough to squeeze in Trigglypuff.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 03:32 AM (h2Bdk)

618 You can either adjust to the greater lifespans of today or you can go broke and nobody gets anything.
Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2019 03:27 AM (AJKgl)


For one thing, that's not actually true in the US or the UK. Life expectancy has gone down (a tiny bit) in the last decade or so.

Beyond that, the problem with raising the retirement age is a lot of people are too sick to work long before 75. We've extended people's life expectancy, but we haven't extended their healthy years.

Also, it is frankly bullshit to promise someone a retirement age of 65 and then, after taking money out of their check for four decades, pulling a bait and switch like that.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 03:41 AM (h2Bdk)

619 609 600 "Better not repay your country with your self-indulgent hate,
But rejoice its negroes profit as it is again made great."

Nice bit of snark at the bottom of the post linked at 600.

Comment: ...analogous to the way that the English got rid of their troublemakers by transporting them to Australia, where their descendants became productive citizens.

Reply: Or, more often, Australians.

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:15 AM (XuBZu)

heh

Posted by: m at August 22, 2019 03:45 AM (PKJKn)

620 Biggest U.S. artillery round that could drop a round onto the blacktop, at maximum range?



Let's assume a mild, 5 knot crosswind, midlly gusting from 2 to 7 knots.



1000 ft. asl.



80 degrees.



40% humidty.



Latitude, same as Grand Junction, CO.



Firing azimuth on the map, thirty degrees North of the True Equator.



Pick your tube, pick your projectile, pick your propellant.



Which is the furthest throw that'll drop your shell onto the blacktop. Not the "centerline", that's crazy.



Blacktop. Two standard 14 ft. U.S. Highway lanes, with wide paved shoulders.



Final question.



Is your solution better than any given Naval Rifle, and if so, how, and why?


----

that's easy:


US Army MGM-140 ATACMS.

over 100 miles range, and GPS guided.

next problem?


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 03:45 AM (EOMoX)

621 605: if you have the time, you can drive from DC to Boston in about 9 hours without driving on I-95. I did it a few years ago for a friends wedding in Boston. Now I took a 3 day golf excursion in the Poconos but if I had just driven strait through to Boston, It would have been about 9 hours. Skipped I95 entirely. Only toll was a bridge crossing the Hudson in NY.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 22, 2019 03:48 AM (TDEu0)

622 Toll in Delaware on 95 and tunnel in Baltimore

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 03:55 AM (BbGew)

623 No toll roads in WI. Hated them when I lived in IL.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 03:57 AM (MDEY2)

624 It's a rare day I take the Pennsylvania turnpike, I go overland in a heartbeat if I can.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:05 AM (BbGew)

625 Wife and I managed to get from central NC all the way to Clifton, NJ, which looks down closely into Manhattan by way of Secaucus, without a single toll. As I recall, it took about 10 driving hours.

We went up I-81 through the Shenandoah Valley, and had to make some pretty ornate twists and turns route-wise when we got near our destination, but really a lovely drive for the most part.

Of course, when we arrived we were in Clifton, NJ, so it's not like there was no downside.

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 04:06 AM (XuBZu)

626 I can get to Baltimore in 2, DC in 3, Boston probably 6, certainly when there is no traffic like right now.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:08 AM (BbGew)

627 i can't imagine wanting to go to any of those 3 shitties.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 04:12 AM (EOMoX)

628 624: When I drive to W. PA, I never take the PA Turnpike. I'll take I495-I270-I70 to Breezewood. After that, the only other interstate I'll use is I99 to the Ebensburg exit, which is wonderfully underused. It's a pretty drive too. The PA Turnpike is overrated.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 22, 2019 04:18 AM (TDEu0)

629 Once coming back from MB stopped at Maryland rest stop, it was night. The Maryland stop has both ways at one so you need to know which side your on. My wife spied a older lady who was obviously confused where she was going, she asked her and found out she lost her granddaughter who was driving her and not sure which side she was going N or S. My wife found authorities finally to take her in locating her granddaughter. It all set us back a hour but was for the better.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:18 AM (BbGew)

630 Going by bus to DC next month to the Air Space museum.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:33 AM (BbGew)

631 Toll roads are capitalism in action. free highways are communism.

Posted by: raimondo at August 22, 2019 04:33 AM (Zxm7I)

632 That was good of you two, Skip. Nowadays I'm so much more observant to older people needing assistance. Always that thought in my head, 'what if that was my mom'

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:34 AM (MDEY2)

633 There are no free highways. Tax dollars pay in one way or another.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:34 AM (MDEY2)

634 Someday I will make it to DC.

It, and several other places on the eastern side of the U.S. are on my bucket list of places to see.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:44 AM (MDEY2)

635 I'm off.
Going to be a another beautiful one, weather-wise.
Have a wonderful day, all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:50 AM (MDEY2)

636 Good Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (mpXpK)

637 Long ago was a newspaper article on the PA TP, it's so top heavy with bureaucrats and nepotism. People pulling in 100G working a few hours between golf outing and the shore house.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (BbGew)

638 636 Good Morning Morons
Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (mpXpK)

Good morning, Vic!

Posted by: m at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (qANRo)

639 Tolls on publicly financed roads used to be prohibited.That was lifted in 1998 under Bubba Clinton and the the RINO dominated congress. Now huge parts of I-95 are toll roads.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:03 AM (mpXpK)

640 Good Morning again all.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:03 AM (mpXpK)

641
I see that our short bus troll now has a seat on his county's road commission. He's a comer, that one!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 22, 2019 05:09 AM (pNxlR)

642 americanthinker.com/decades of intensifying leftwing influence on high school students
https://tinyurl.com/y5s558pp
Making Leftist Seminary schools what they are today

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 05:11 AM (BbGew)

643 Good morning.

The pan is dry as a bone.

Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 05:14 AM (I5SAg)

644 643
Good morning.



The pan is dry as a bone.





Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 05:14 AM (I5SAg)



Good, now be sure to flush it at least monthly.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:15 AM (mpXpK)

645 I'm outta here

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 05:15 AM (BbGew)

646 Also, place a contained where the drain line runs to and catch any highly chlorinated water before it hits the lawn.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:16 AM (mpXpK)

647 container

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:17 AM (mpXpK)

648 Absolutely. I have a bucket for that. Yesterday I used it to catch the Liquid Plummer and rinse water.

Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 05:18 AM (I5SAg)

649
US Army MGM-140 ATACMS.

over 100 miles range, and GPS guided.

next problem?


Posted by: redc1c4

If you hold the altitude constant and forget about the height above ellipsoid issues

Posted by: Jean at August 22, 2019 05:28 AM (CwYup)

650 Tlaib and Omar try to Sneak into Israel Stacked on top of Each Other Inside a Trenchcoat...

Babylon Bee
https://tinyurl.com/yxp2un9c

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 22, 2019 05:35 AM (Ckg4U)

Open Thread

Nikki Haley rebuts the alleged "rumors" that Trump will pick her to replace Pence as VP:



The White House says, "the only one pushing these rumors is That Ho Over There."



Amusing:



Also amusing:



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:56 PM




Comments

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1 What?

Posted by: lin-duh at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (UUBmN)

2 Trump is discharging student loans for vets that are 100% disabled... horrible, horrible man!!!///

Posted by: lin-duh at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (UUBmN)

3 When she stands around... she really stands around...

Posted by: lin-duh at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (UUBmN)

4 If PDT ever dumped Pence as VP for a woman, it would be for Palin because FUCK YOU media

Posted by: Jmel at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (OeWgo)

5 ok, i'm lonely.

Posted by: lin-duh at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (UUBmN)

6 Eat a double Whopper for racism.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (ABjxW)

7 That fresh thread smell.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (AywU0)

8 Holy crap I love the Bee! I'm busting a gut.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (xPJvm)

9 The excitement about Haley remains baffling, or alternatively confirmation that standards are extremely low.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (QDnY+)

10 Her thermo doesn't look very dynamic.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (ZLI7S)

11

"Nikki, show us your tits!"

Posted by: Pendulating Richard at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (qul7b)

12
"Nikki Haley isn't a woman. She's not even human. Now, let's talk about racism and sexism." - New York Times

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (Wx/+I)

13 First!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (EOMoX)

14 re: Mr. Rocco

He took my teeth and punched them. GAAAAAAAAH!

Posted by: Cab driver who blows bubble when he drives cab at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (SDvjO)

15 Nikki false flagging herself.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (QwmrN)

16 Who's been spreading this alleged rumor? First I've heard of it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (NWiLs)

17 15 Nikki false flagging herself.
Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (QwmrN)

I invoke Rule 34.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (ABjxW)

18 i love the WH "response"...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (EOMoX)

19 No reason for Trump to dump Pence, he's been fine as VP. And Trump doesn't seem like the disloyal type anyway -- except maybe to his wives.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (k4dH2)

20 I couldn't care less if Trump runs with Pence or Haley; politically, they're pretty much the same person.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (tVQUs)

21 I stood up to slavery. Wait...sorry, I engaged in sex slavery. My bad.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (WdocV)

22 21 I stood up to slavery. Wait...sorry, I engaged in sex slavery. My bad.
Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (WdocV)

Both apply, Billy Jeff.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (ABjxW)

23 Oh FFS.. people get dumber everyday. I'm not sure I can outlast them.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (dUJdY)

24 Queen to King's level 10.

Check.

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (kLDv+)

25 there's a lot of chatter that a lot of the negative stories about Trump came out of Pence's staff.

I don't know if that's true. But a lot of people think he's a backstabber.

Though that's hardly a reason to swap him for Nikki Haley.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (PbpT7)

26 14 months in politics means never say never, even when you say never.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (0x00j)

27 But can she ride velociraptors while firing an AR - 15 and waving an American Flag?!?

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (LPnfS)

28 I really don't get it. Haley tweets what appears to be a supportive tweet on rumors I remember being discussed here a while back as bullshit and the White House slams her.


Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (2DOZq)

29 I stood up to slavery. Wait...sorry, I engaged in sex slavery. My bad.
Posted by: Bill Clinton
___________

Hey, sometimes you stood up while engaging in sex slavery, so we'll award you half a point.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (k4dH2)

30 Nikki doesn't need to play media games. And this is pure media bullsh*t. She can stand her own ground.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (yhYmR)

31 Palin or Haley?

which has the nicer rack?

asking for a friend

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (EOMoX)

32 I meant 14 months to the election.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (0x00j)

33 I'm not claiming to be the sharpest knife in the drawer but I'm damn sure I'm smarter than any demoncrat.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (dUJdY)

34 >>> If PDT ever dumped Pence as VP for a woman, it would be for Palin because FUCK YOU media

It moved.

Posted by: fluffy at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (dCRRg)

35 Pence is a religious conservative with the backbone of a jellyfish and Haley is a sort of conservative who loves the spotlight too much to focus on conserving things.


I guess I'd prefer Pence out of the two.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (WdocV)

36 Trump Announces He Was Born Of A Virgin And Will Bring Balance To The Force
According to Trump, he was conceived by the Force and has "the highest midi-chlorian count of anyone, maybe ever."

Posted by: heh at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (Fh/0r)

37 But a lot of people think he's a backstabber.



Who people?

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (lwiT4)

38 So ACLU promises legal challenge to new DHS directive keeping families together because...

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (weV3+)

39 28 I really don't get it. Haley tweets what appears to be a supportive tweet on rumors I remember being discussed here a while back as bullshit and the White House slams her.


Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (2DOZq)

She is Romney in a skirt.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (QwmrN)

40
Verlander is pitching tonight.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (Wx/+I)

41 Ain't no ways that's happening. Trump gave her the UN post to get her out of his hair for a while.

She's a never trumping open immigration (maybe not open borders) flag tearing up and statue removing globalist.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (cxIsI)

42 jake3O8, nice turn of phrase!

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (QDnY+)

43 "A senior administration official just gave me..."

Yeah. Right.
The oldest guy in the TSA working the night shift in Cleveland.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (yhYmR)

44 38 So ACLU promises legal challenge to new DHS directive keeping families together because...
____________

. . . keeping families together is raaaaacist!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (k4dH2)

45 >>But a lot of people think he's a backstabber.



>>Who people?

Greenlandians.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (ZLI7S)

46 > Palin or Haley?

> which has the nicer rack?

I don't know. I think I need to do a live, side-by-side comparison to make that determination.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (cB5if)

47 Snopes will get right on that claim from the Babylon Bee.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (cxIsI)

48 41 Ain't no ways that's happening. Trump gave her the UN post to get her out of his hair for a while.

She's a never trumping open immigration (maybe not open borders) flag tearing up and statue removing globalist.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (cxIsI)

She is not America First.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (QwmrN)

49 I worked a government job with a fella that was 100% VA disabled. Gets $800 mo. He was a maintenance employee...digging, ladders, equipment and tool use.

How exactly does that work?

Posted by: torabora at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (Y274z)

50 Insomniac,

I predicted Haley as V.P. when she resigned as Ambassador.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (0x00j)

51 She's a never trumping open immigration (maybe not open borders) flag tearing up and statue removing globalist.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (cxIsI)


Yep.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (EcqY2)

52 > She is Romney in a skirt.

I thought Romney was Romney in a skirt.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:08 PM (cB5if)

53 Sitting racist woman big on high glycemic carbs.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 08:08 PM (nRWPy)

54 28 I really don't get it. Haley tweets what appears to be a supportive tweet on rumors I remember being discussed here a while back as bullshit and the White House slams her.


Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (2DOZq)

Nope, a Lefty reporter has a 'source' who slams her.

You know, that little voice inside his head?

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 08:08 PM (NgKpN)

55
The FNM will go hammer and tongs after anyone who isn't a GOPer as Trump's VP. With Pence Trump got someone still vaguely in the GOPe spectrum who isn't a JEBBITE. But who also doesn't really have much backbone.

Which is ok in a VP honestly.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:08 PM (WdocV)

56 Anybody wanna peanut?

Posted by: Unemployed in Greenland at August 21, 2019 08:08 PM (SDvjO)

57 Trump must have to sit back and wonder at national politicians - attention whores....check, creeps...check, poor intelligence...check.

This country has been run by these useless lumps of flesh for decades - and we're all getting to see them run naked, covered in tar and feathers, thru the streets before our eyes, all thanks to this president.

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (32YRo)

58 Greenlandians.



I call it East Wisconsin.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (lwiT4)

59 "Romney in a skirt"?

That's an idiotic statement.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (0x00j)

60 She is Romney in a skirt.

I thought Romney was Romney in a skirt.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:08 PM (cB5if)

I thought I was Romney without a skirt.

Posted by: Egg McMuffin, Hiding from Creditors at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (tVQUs)

61 Idk, my oldest son has the serious hots for Nikki.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (nRWPy)

62 25. I dm't know if Pence is a backstabber, but I do know he is weak. And weak men head staffs that engage in extreme drama queenery and ill advised hijinks.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (weV3+)

63 Nikki Swift

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (786Ro)

64 Who people?
Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (lwiT4)


Me.

He took the chance at Trump VP because he had no chance to repeat as IN GOV.

Pence is, as they say in TX, all hat and no cattle.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (P4GTk)

65 So if the Jedi are 100% good and the Sith are 100% bad, why would you want to bring balance to the Force?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (WdocV)

66 Nikki Haley is a non-entity who managed to seem perfectly reasonable at the UN - not a difficult thing to do. If she were not of the special limited edition "swarthy Republicans" no one outside of her home state would have any clue who she is.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (H5knJ)

67 Trump Announces He Was Born Of A Virgin And Will Bring Balance To The Force
According to Trump, he was conceived by the Force and has "the highest midi-chlorian count of anyone, maybe ever."
Posted by: heh at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (Fh/0r)

It's only 1000 dollar a night for the new Star Wars Hotel. LOL DISNEY GF.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (dKiJG)

68 Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 08:08 PM (NgKpN)

You are correct. I thought it was a White House response at first glance and I stupidly only glanced before I posted.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (2DOZq)

69 How has Pence backstabbed or one of his staff members? I don't recall that or remember that. Of course, the news and events have been crazypants this administration.


President Trump seems to never sleep. I'm in my 50's and exhausted getting out of bed. He seems to thrive on the chaos and doing a damn fine job IMHO.

Does he keep Pence or what? Who would he pick instead??

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (Gylu/)

70 Idk, my oldest son has the serious hots for Nikki.


You're not my Mommy!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (fuK7c)

71 59

Yeah, they're underwear, not skirts.

Posted by: Not a Utahn at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (SDvjO)

72 "Romney in a skirt"?

That's an idiotic statement.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (0x00j)


I agree. Haley is Romney in a sari.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (EcqY2)

73 thought I was Romney without a skirt.
Posted by: Egg McMuffin, Hiding from Creditors at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (tVQUs)

No, you're under Romney's skirt.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (nRWPy)

74 Tlaib And Omar Try To Sneak Into Israel Stacked On Top Of Each Other Inside A Trenchcoat


=========

This looks like a scene cut from Total Recall after they cut that awful character Allahu Akbar Stinks.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (WqPYg)

75 > I thought I was Romney without a skirt.

> Posted by: Egg McMuffin,

No, you're Romney in a skirt inside of Romney without a skirt inside of Romney with a skirt, inside of Romney without a skirt.

It's like those Russian nesting dolls.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:11 PM (cB5if)

76 Seriously, guys? Man does not live by rack alone.

Posted by: Sir Mix-A-Lot at August 21, 2019 08:11 PM (wImtG)

77 59 inorite? Mitt always wears a dress!

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:11 PM (weV3+)

78 my 50's and exhausted getting out of bed. He seems to thrive on the chaos and doing a damn fine job IMHO.


Even more miraculous, on diet coke and ice cream.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (nRWPy)

79 Vice-President Mike Pence looks like Race Bannon.

Nikki Haley is a looker.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (Z+IKu)

80 I thought I was Romney without a skirt.
___

Anyone want to see an ex-president in a dress? Specifically any attractive YOUNG women?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (WdocV)

81 And people say AOC is stacked

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (786Ro)

82 2
Trump is discharging student loans for vets that are 100% disabled... horrible, horrible man!!!///

Posted by: lin-duh at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (UUBmN)

=======


"This includes journalists, right? And when to I get my Purple Hearts and Congressional Medal of Honor?" -- Jim Accoster

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (WqPYg)

83 WASHINGTON- Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered a virtual eye roll and an admonishment to President Donald Trump on Friday after he appeared to taunt Rep. Elijah Cummings over a break-in at his home on Saturday.

"This is so unnecessary," Haley wrote on Twitter in response to Trump, adding an eye roll emoji to her message.



Trump kicked this bitch to NY so he could put an actual Republican in the SC governor's seat.

Haley is Mitt Romney in a skirt.

Posted by: "Veep" my lily-white ass at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (Fh/0r)

84 Romney Haley 2020
TruCon Ticket Yo!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (X6Rqi)

85 If PDT ever dumped Pence as VP for a woman, it would be for Palin because FUCK YOU media
Posted by: Jmel at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (OeWgo)


My God, it would be a sight to behold.

Posted by: Passing Commenter at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (4fmLd)

86 Purity before electability..

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (0x00j)

87 No, you're Romney in a skirt inside of Romney without a skirt inside of Romney with a skirt, inside of Romney without a skirt.

It's like those Russian nesting dolls.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:11 PM (cB5if)

Than who am I?

Posted by: Quantum Romney, with and without a skirt at the same time at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (tVQUs)

88 Sari, not sari.

She'll start in 2021 making the donor rounds then in 2022 start dissing Trump and making speeches. That's if the God Emperor stays in office.

If not we'll all be shooting at one another.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (cxIsI)

89 In view of the possible impending hostilities between America and Denmark, I think our traditions and the spirit of the Geneva Conventions require us to immediately provide protection for Solvang, CA, to avert any ugly reprisals ["backlash"] against people of Danish extraction.


Also wouldn't be the worst idea to stockpile butter cookies, and high-end speakers.


I don't think relocation camps are called for. Yet. [some might argue that Solvang is like a dagger pointed at the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley - endangering vital sources of pinot noir and chardonnay]


Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (QDnY+)

90 4
If PDT ever dumped Pence as VP for a woman, it would be for Palin because FUCK YOU media

Posted by: Jmel at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (OeWgo)

========


Now THAT would likely cause a fatal, and my final, schadenboner ...

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (WqPYg)

91 **shifty eyes**

Posted by: Mitt Romney at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (786Ro)

92 Did Tlaib And Omar Try To Sneak Into Israel Stacked On Top Of Each Other Inside A Trenchcoat?


We rate this FALSE.

Posted by: Snopes at August 21, 2019 08:14 PM (oVJmc)

93 Nikki Haley is a looker.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy

"Better looking than Haji?" - Shep

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:14 PM (32YRo)

94 A "senior administration official" could be the official White House Plumber who's been around since the Bush Administration.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at August 21, 2019 08:14 PM (WEBkv)

95 > Vice-President Mike Pence looks like Race Bannon.


And no one ever questioned why Jonny looked exactly like his dad's best friend.

Or why they were flying around the world just picking up random unattended children. Possibly an early Epstein situation going on there.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:14 PM (cB5if)

96 78 Exactly! He is amazing and has been a great president. He has supplanted Reagan in my mind. It's just incredible to watch and I woke up so happy the day after the election.

Even knowing the fight has begun in earnest I am still hopeful. I know it's #WAR but we have a happy warrior as President. Imagine if the GOP were the same. le sigh.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 08:14 PM (Gylu/)

97 "57 Trump must have to sit back and wonder at national politicians - attention whores....check, creeps...check, poor intelligence...check.

This country has been run by these useless lumps of flesh for decades - and we're all getting to see them run naked, covered in tar and feathers, thru the streets before our eyes, all thanks to this president.

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (32YRo) "



Here's hoping this goes from a metaphor to a physical reality.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 08:14 PM (XNDy+)

98 I predicted Haley as V.P. when she resigned as Ambassador.

Posted by: NeoOtter


What an idiotic statement.

Posted by: fredo at August 21, 2019 08:15 PM (Fh/0r)

99 Exactly! He is amazing and has been a great president. He has supplanted
Reagan in my mind. It's just incredible to watch and I woke up so happy
the day after the election.
***

Reagan made more progress in his mission, but he didn't face as much domestic opposition (though there was plenty)

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:15 PM (WdocV)

100 Why in the heck would he do that??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 08:16 PM (KZzsI)

101 How has Pence backstabbed or one of his staff members?
Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (Gylu/)


Maybe it ain't back-stabbing, but he certainly crawfished on his home state plenty enough.

Protection of Religion, Immigrant Refugees, and Medicare Expansion just to name a few.

He's exactly the kind of man the GOPe is looking for. Trump would be better off with no VP than a Pence VP.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 08:16 PM (P4GTk)

102 Twitter drama always chaps my ballsack and ass. I'm buy moisturizer by the drum here, folks!

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 08:16 PM (kLDv+)

103 "58 Greenlandians.



I call it East Wisconsin.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (lwiT4) "


LOL !

same as above:
"Here's hoping this goes from a metaphor to a physical reality."

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 08:17 PM (XNDy+)

104 44. hmm...now that you say it - it does seem a tad White Privelege-ish.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:17 PM (weV3+)

105 Yet all the loons fear Pence because he's overtly religious and won't let them set him up for poundmetoo.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 08:17 PM (nRWPy)

106 9
The excitement about Haley remains baffling, or alternatively confirmation that standards are extremely low.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (QDnY+)

=======

YES!
We need an emoji for the "inclusive or" from logic. I suppose NOT XOR will have to do ...

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 08:17 PM (WqPYg)

107 I don't think relocation camps are called for. Yet. [some might argue that Solvang is like a dagger pointed at the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley - endangering vital sources of pinot noir and chardonnay]


Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 08:13 PM (QDnY+)

Fox Business had a guy on today who sells wine, and is trying to open up markets in CHINA.

And will be tariffed by THEM.

Because of Trump Tariffs. So even though he sells very little wine there currently, its all Trump's fault that Chinese won't be drinking high end California wines.

/facepalm

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 08:17 PM (NgKpN)

108 Pence is probably involved in the 25th amendment plan, because there'd be no point in mapping it out unless the VP was on board.
And both he and Sessions reportedly weren't told ahead of time about Comey's firing.

Posted by: artemis at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (AwPyG)

109 That gal in the last pic is quite the hottie.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (GaOgf)

110 On TCM right now, "Sullivan's Travels" by Preston Sturgis (1941) is on - I've always found that a delightful movie, and so did the Coen Brothers. Joel McCrea, a pampered movie director who's always been wealthy and who has always made light, fluffy comedies with no depth, feels guilt about the suffering he sees during the Depression, and he resolves to make an epic film addressing suffering and the forgotten men and women of the depression. But, it is pointed out to him that he knows nothing of suffering, so he decides to go on lam and live as a hobo with no connection to his old life until he understands suffering. identities get lost, and wackiness ensues.

The great epic about the Depression that he dreams of making is going to be called "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?"

and in the end he decides that what people who are suffering and downtrodden really need aren't epics, but comedies. That's what helps them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (V2Yro)

111
Verlander is pitching tonight.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (Wx/+I)







That means Kate Upton is home alone!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (ur8yz)

112 Another gorgeous sunset in the northern Adirondacks! Afternoon showers were heavy enough to swell the brooks with cold fresh water, such that the brook valleys below us to the west are all mist-filled, with everything clear above.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (+pD17)

113 101 I understand that. I recall him backing down as Gov of Indiana. Pissed me right off. You don't back down, you don't give an inch because the Left will always, ALWAYS want more.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (Gylu/)

114 http://bit.ly/2MvKGMp
*******
Breaking: At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (BqBId)

115 Shit, if we gotta dump pence and check some boxes, then I would choose Bobby Jindal.
He might not be a chick but at least he's not a GOPe coward like Nikki "Remove All the Confederate Flags" Haley and he's a POC.

If we're going there.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (Cn5ck)

116 Video of Venezuelans throwing out garbage bags full of money made worthless by hyperinflation.

https://bit.ly/2Z95boL

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (+y/Ru)

117 @114
Well of course they did, as that's the standard protocol for high value prisoners.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (Cn5ck)

118 She'll be ambassador to Greenland if she keeps this up.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (tLRcG)

119 Breaking: At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death
***

The FNM is going with "oopise, sorry for the incompetence" but someone in that prison either snuck someone in or "helped" Epstein.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (WdocV)

120 111
Verlander is pitching tonight.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (Wx/+I)







That means Kate Upton is home alone!
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (ur8yz)

And untapped and horny according to her interview about game day for Verlander.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM (2DOZq)

121 My 20 something kids love Jindal. Call him "slum dog millionaire guy."

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM (nRWPy)

122 Pence reminds me more of Brock Sampson, because he baths in the blood of Democrats

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM (dKiJG)

123 Don't want Haley and don't want Pence in 2024.

Haley had just enough conservatism to be a fighter in the UN. She didn't have it in SC.

WE are going to lose in 2024.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM (TIDT7)

124 Holy cow, I just read that letter to the editor of the Atlantic written by Kevin Williamson's ex-wife that someone posted in the last thread. First of all, I had no idea he had ever been married. Second of all, that letter is absolutely horrendous. Awful.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM (aXucN)

125 That means Kate Upton is home alone!

___

TOO OLD

Posted by: Billy Jeff Clinton at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM (WdocV)

126 >76 Seriously, guys? Man does not live by rack alone.
Posted by: Sir Mix-A-Lot at August



AtC is very disappointed in you.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (yztq2)

127 I would hope he keeps Pence who has been very loyal and supportive of Trump and his agenda, and personally I think it's great to have a man of prayer as his VP. Trump can learn things about prayer and faith from Pence and Pence can learn things from Trump. I think this is just another attempt to sow discord in the administration. I also don't think that simply jettisoning Pence for someone else would bring anyone into voting for Trump who already hadn't.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (+0VWg)

128 119 Breaking: At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death
***

The FNM is going with "oopise, sorry for the incompetence" but someone in that prison either snuck someone in or "helped" Epstein.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (WdocV)

The more that knew the less it was a conspiracy IMHO.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (2DOZq)

129 t-bird, good one!

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (QDnY+)

130
I liked Bobby Jindal.

But he was a real big dink to Candidate Trump in 2015-2016.

Jindal's candidacy for president was pathetic, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (IkqSn)

131 WE are going to lose in 2024.
***

If we lose in either 2020 or 2024 we are f*cked.

I call top bunk!

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (WdocV)

132 119 Breaking: At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death
***

The FNM is going with "oopise, sorry for the incompetence" but someone in that prison either snuck someone in or "helped" Epstein.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (WdocV)

Note, Prince Albert has been implicated.

Does anyone know where James Bond was that night?

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (NgKpN)

133 Trump kicked this bitch to NY so he could put an actual Republican in the SC governor's seat.

Haley is Mitt Romney in a skirt.
Posted by: "Veep" my lily-white ass at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (Fh/0r)

This.

South Carolina's current Governor (then Lt. Governor) was supposedly pretty friendly with Trump (in private, at least) during the primaries. Trump wanted to reward one of his original supporters more than anything else when he appointed Haley to the UN.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (tVQUs)

134 Actually, the esteemed Congresswomen did NOT try to sneak in to Israel in this fashion.

Posted by: Snopes.com at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (tLRcG)

135 This is interesting:

A panel of federal judges with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals
handed down a 2-1 ruling saying the state of Colorado was wrong in 2016
to force a presidential elector to cast his vote for Hillary Clinton in
the Electoral College.

State law in Colorado mandates that presidential electors cast their
Electoral College vote for the candidate receiving the most votes
statewide, which in that instance was Hillary Clinton.



I don't know if it is good or bad.
https://tinyurl.com/y5jtoewa


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (r+sAi)

136 @119
Epstein was murdered, more than likely by either a Deep State connected guard or the cell mate the stuck in with him.

Fun Fact:
Epstein's "cell mate" was a former cop who was in jail for murder.

The perfect assassin.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (Cn5ck)

137 119 Breaking: At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death"

8 jail officials plus 300 million ordinary Americans.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (V2Yro)

138 Shit, if we gotta dump pence and check some boxes, then I would choose Bobby Jindal.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:18 PM (Cn5ck)


Has to be a guy outside the GOP and DC. The board will lose their minds - but Trump in a landslide with this VP.

Richard Trumka.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 08:23 PM (P4GTk)

139 Dinesh D'Souza > Bobby Jindal

Posted by: fredo at August 21, 2019 08:23 PM (Fh/0r)

140
And people say AOC is stacked
Posted by: Hands


I didn't think they stacked it that high.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 08:23 PM (aKsyK)

141 I really don't get it. Haley tweets what appears to be a supportive tweet on rumors I remember being discussed here a while back as bullshit and the White House slams her.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (2DOZq)

Well, and I'm just spitballing here, it could be that, really, honestly, the only person talking about NH replacing VP Pence in 2020 is, NH.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:23 PM (DU2N9)

142 > Note, Prince Albert has been implicated.


Already in the can, as I understand it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:24 PM (cB5if)

143 I don't know if it is good or bad.
https://tinyurl.com/y5jtoewa


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (r+sAi)

It'll put the kibosh on that "national popular vote" shit.

Posted by: Robert at August 21, 2019 08:24 PM (1Yy3c)

144 Holy cow, I just read that letter to the editor of the Atlantic written by Kevin Williamson's ex-wife that someone posted in the last thread. First of all, I had no idea he had ever been married. Second of all, that letter is absolutely horrendous. Awful.


Posted by: bluebell

Link?

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:24 PM (32YRo)

145
Has to be a guy outside the GOP and DC. The board will lose their minds - but Trump in a landslide with this VP.

Richard Trumka.

Posted by: The White Devil


Is Michael Moore unavailable?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 08:24 PM (aKsyK)

146 Nikki Haley is a John Roberts in waiting

Posted by: Passing Commenter at August 21, 2019 08:24 PM (4fmLd)

147 123 Don't want Haley and don't want Pence in 2024.

Haley had just enough conservatism to be a fighter in the UN. She didn't have it in SC.

WE are going to lose in 2024.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM (TIDT7)

I think we will be Balkanized by 2024.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:25 PM (QwmrN)

148 Hang on Boswell, I'm on my phone. Let me see if I can find it from the last thread.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:25 PM (aXucN)

149 Holy Crap! I just checked IMDB because there must be a Jonny Quest reboot/movie coming (there isn't) and found out that Tim Matheson, a.k.a. Eric Stratton- Rush Chairman was the voice of Jonny Quest.

Huh.

Learn something new every day.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 21, 2019 08:25 PM (jp0Bv)

150 Nah, Trumka's a vile buffoon, seen as such by most, and has been comically stupid about Trump policies [recently did a cheer for illegal alien labor - WTF?]. Brings nothing, other than ridicule potential.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 08:25 PM (QDnY+)

151 This a.m. I learned that Rita Coolidge was a known slut. This confused me because I always thought her husband Kris Kristofferson was the hoor.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:25 PM (weV3+)

152 I hope Cotton and DeSantis run in 2024

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at August 21, 2019 08:25 PM (fYi9j)

153 > Is Michael Moore unavailable?

Ooo! Pick me! Pick me!

Seriously? If Trump wanted some real impeachment/assassination insurance he'd pick someone like Ted Nugent.

Posted by: Noam Chomsky at August 21, 2019 08:26 PM (cB5if)

154 18-1, We are NOT going to lose in 2020 but there are whole lot of lessons that haven't been learned by the GOP.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:26 PM (TIDT7)

155 Hang on Boswell, I'm on my phone. Let me see if I can find it from the last thread.


Posted by: bluebell

Thanks Bluebell...

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:26 PM (32YRo)

156 Hmmm, light bulb, there are berries and whipped cream in the fridge. BBL.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 08:26 PM (tyEy7)

157 127 I would hope he keeps Pence who has been very loyal and supportive of Trump and his agenda, and personally I think it's great to have a man of prayer as his VP. "

Don't know if you noticed, but a couple days ago Trump came out publicly and said "quit talking about it, Pence is staying on the ticket. It's not an issue."

Everything else is shit-stirrers trying to create something where nothing exists.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (V2Yro)

158 315 Kevin Williamson's ex goes off on him, and OMG:

Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj
Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o)

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (aXucN)

159 The NeverTrumper Cuck Crew has been openly trying to recruit Nikki to run in 2020 against Trump. She is their gal in 2024. They love her.... not sexually.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (QwmrN)

160 https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj

KDW's ex wife is crazier than shit-house rat.

Posted by: fredo at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (Fh/0r)

161 And people say AOC is stacked
Posted by: Hands

"Stacked' always makes me think of pancakes. I don't think of AtC as equivalent to pancakes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (+0VWg)

162
Epstein was murdered, more than likely by either a Deep State connected guard or the cell mate the stuck in with him.

Fun Fact:
Epstein's "cell mate" was a former cop who was in jail for murder.

The perfect assassin.
Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (Cn5ck)

He didn't have a cellmate after he was taken off suicide watch

Posted by: Josephistan at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (4P/2y)

163 I read the letter to the editor from Kevin Williamson's ex. My takeaways:

Her criticisms and accusations toward Williamson ring true. It all sounds exactly like my own observations of the fat hypocrite.

She is also a batshit Leftist weirdo. Kev stuck his dick in crazy.

And she seems very bitter that the Atlantic declined her previous column about unionizing waitresses, and her apparent failure in her previous career as a journalist, and present state of poverty. That is nobody's fault but hers. Even by the abysmally low standards of journalism, she is an AWFUL WRITER. That shit was a barely readable, grammatically messy, rambling train wreck of a letter.

If she didn't want to be poor, she shouldn't have chosen a profession at which she had no skill.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (5aX2M)

164 It'll put the kibosh on that "national popular vote" shit.
I saw that but it opens the door to romney type cucks to screw Trump.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (r+sAi)

165 This a.m. I learned that Rita Coolidge was a known slut.


What constitutes a known slut?

Celebrities have semi-public records of whom they've boinked. Citizens not so much.

Is there a correct number of lifetime sexual partners?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (fuK7c)

166 Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (V2Yro)

No; I hadn't seen that comment but it confirms my thoughts about people trying to start trouble.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (+0VWg)

167 Fen - Will miss you so take care and hope your back here soon.
Will pray for you every day until then.

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (BbGew)

168 > It'll put the kibosh on that "national popular vote" shit.

Yeah, that stinks on ice from a constitutional perspective.

So... you're going to give all of (say) Colorado's EVs to a candidate based on the votes of people in other states, thus completely disenfranchising the people of Colorado?

Good luck with that.

Maybe after four D administrations in a row have made the courts pure commie, but not before.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (cB5if)

169 Haji > Bobby Jindal.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (Z+IKu)

170 When thinking about 2024 (which should be done briefly as 2020 could determine whether we have an election in 2024 and beyond), it's important to think of people who fall squarely in the "Learned The Lessons Of Donnie TwoScoops And Learned Them Well".

Right now, that list seems, to me at least, very, very short.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (DU2N9)

171 There have only been a couple of times that one party held the presidency for 3 consecutive terms, not counting FDR.

That being said, we most likely won't win in 2024.



Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (GaOgf)

172 Richard Trumka.

Posted by: The White Devil

Is Michael Moore unavailable?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 08:24 PM (aKsyK)


With the proper "Immigration Costs American Jobs" message, Trumka picks up two Pipefitters for every lost Severe Conservative here - and ready-made organizations willing to politic.

Nationalist Populist is the winning play. Unless you want to die with your dignity in 2024. Boys and Girls ... it's high time to lower your standards on who you'll accept as an ally.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 08:29 PM (P4GTk)

173 > That being said, we most likely won't win in 2024.

Even if true, that doesn't mean the opponent will be a D in 2024.

I think the D party is imploding, and will cease to be a force for national politics.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:30 PM (cB5if)

174
The NeverTrumper Cuck Crew has been openly trying to
recruit Nikki to run in 2020 against Trump. She is their gal in 2024.
They love her.... not sexually.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (QwmrN)



Yup. I heard some broad from the Cuckwork interviewed and she said that true conservatives must work to beat Trump in 2020 and then in 2024 get a real conservative like Haley elected. What about the 4 years of a Dem president? Oh that will be okay. Better than Trump

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 08:30 PM (ZNkX1)

175 "128 119 Breaking: At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death
***

The FNM is going with "oopise, sorry for the incompetence" but someone in that prison either snuck someone in or "helped" Epstein.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (WdocV)

The more that knew the less it was a conspiracy IMHO.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (2DOZq) "



those were the old rules; not sure they apply any more ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 08:30 PM (XNDy+)

176 We're going to have to do something in 2024 that will be harder than electing Trump twice.

We have to keep them cork soakers in Congress from running Mike Pence for President because "it's his turn" or something.

This is why VP's don't fair well after the term is over. They don't have the temperment. If they have it to be vp then they won't have it to be Pres.

We will need another vulgar outspoken crafty guy who will fight the left and the media tooth and nail.

A female probably won't do. And Pence definitely won't do.

I have no clue who could fill those shoes but there just hasn't been enough time to guarantee the country is back in form.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:30 PM (cxIsI)

177

What constitutes a known slut?


Listed in the National Slut Register.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 08:30 PM (Wx/+I)

178 Sally, take my hand
Travel south cross land
Put out the fire
And don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get home
Before we get older

Posted by: Jefe Epstein at August 21, 2019 08:30 PM (kLDv+)

179 Is there a correct number of lifetime sexual partners? Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 08:28 PM (fuK7c)

I think that if you're in danger of spreading AIDS or some other STD the fewer partners the better, but of course some people have a sexual addiction and they need to get that high and sometimes engage in sex irresponsibly. I tend to think less of men who tell me they banged 60 chicks but that's just a number. It could be a lesser number.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (+0VWg)

180



The Stand Up to Racism blob is sort of what I picture Mary Cloggenarteries to look like

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (ZNkX1)

181 176 Breathe

Posted by: rammajamma at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (xceTB)

182
I think the D party is imploding, and will cease to be a force for national politics.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:30 PM (cB5if)

They said the same thing about the Republican party in 2008, and yet we came back. The Dems will, too. God help us all.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (GaOgf)

183 Lotta time and batshit craziness before 2024.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (nDe2U)

184 I hope Cotton and DeSantis run in 2024
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at August 21, 2019 08:25 PM (fYi9j)

I'm weary of allowing anyone to go directly from the Senate to Presidency with all the corruption and elitism permeating the former.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (tVQUs)

185 137 119 Breaking: At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death"

8 jail officials plus 300 million ordinary Americans.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (V2Yro)



However improbable the sequence of events, it has to be suicide because he was just 'found like that, dead'.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (1g7ch)

186 What constitutes a known slut?

Not sure, maybe we could poll Lena Dunham and Jane Fonda.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (GaOgf)

187 Hasan Piker with the Young Turks said the US deserved 9/11 and praised the "brave" soldier who took Dan Crenshaw's eye.

https://tinyurl.com/y4vsgzu6

Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (wiXsO)

188 Listed in the National Slut Register.

-
Madonna's membership number is 1.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (+y/Ru)

189 Tucker 2024

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (QwmrN)

190 @162
Do really believe any of that story?
So you believe the jail simply forgot to follow all of the protocols for high value prisoners?

So you believe all of the guards that were responsible for monitoring Epstein simply fell asleep at the switch?

So you believe all of the cameras in Epsteins cell area simply malfunctioned?

So you believe instead of giving Epstein the standard issue paper bedding which can't be used to hang oneself did an oopsie and gave him real sheets accidentally?



Epstein was murdered.


Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (Cn5ck)

191 I tend to think less of men who tell me they banged 60 chicks but that's just a number. It could be a lesser number.


Back in the day, I had a female roommate for a short time that, at about 32, had slept with over 100 men. She was a very tall, statuesque blonde that liked men. At one point, she was sleeping with a Chippendale dancer who liked to clean house. I met him; he was... as dull as a plastic spork. Not my type.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (AkkRZ)

192 Hmm, on the one hand Williamson is a dick, and I'd give him the advice he gave legacy Americans - curl up and die already. On the other hand writing a vindictive "I hate my ex" article is pretty scummy.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (WdocV)

193 "Fun Fact:
Epstein's "cell mate" was a former cop who was in jail for murder.

The perfect assassin.
Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:22 PM (Cn5ck)

He didn't have a cellmate after he was taken off suicide watch

Posted by: Josephistan at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (4P/2y) "



That's what they're telling us, anyhow ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 08:34 PM (XNDy+)

194 Did K-Dub hit his wife because she burned the steak, thus defeating the purpose? I can't read the link.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:34 PM (weV3+)

195 Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (Cn5ck)

He wasn't on suicide watch.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 08:34 PM (2DOZq)

196 They said the same thing about the Republican party in 2008, and yet we came back. The Dems will, too. God help us all.
Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (GaOgf)

True, but the dynamics are completely different. The Democrats were always a messy conglomerate of competing factions that, other than their loathing of all things Republican and their never-ending need for Government Cheese, have little to nothing in common.

Once they start to fracture, those differences are going to get ugly as they start to fight each other for what they will perceive is a larger piece of a shrinking pie

They also have no bench (thanks Barry O) and no message other than OrangeManBad

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (DU2N9)

197 We will need another vulgar outspoken crafty guy who will fight the left and the media tooth and nail.

DOO DA WANGO DE TANGO


UH WUN TO TREE FO...
*guitar riff*

Posted by: Ted Nugent at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (Fh/0r)

198 The Stand Up to Racism blob is sort of what I picture Mary Cloggenarteries to look like
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 08:31 PM (ZNkX1)

I picture Mary C. as being more skinnyfat, covered in cat hair and having slightly longer hair than the blob does.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (tVQUs)

199 PDT is pushing the birthright citizenship question, punching China and Iran in the face, solidifying the Judiciary and telling the Brits to shit or get off the pot because he doesn't see a successor.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (TIDT7)

200 What's weird -- well, one of the weird things -- about the Epstein story is the first "suicide attempt".

I never saw an investigation of that. What happened. Was it the cop cellmate? It was just oh Epstein was half dead so we put him on suicide watch for fifteen minutes and now he's all the way dead.

During the intervening week I never saw anything serious about what happened the first time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (fuK7c)

201 Nikki Haley is a John Roberts in waiting
Posted by: Passing Commenter at August 21, 2019 08:24 PM (4fmLd)


She's going to have photos taken of her by leftist spies, in compromising positions with a gay lover?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (dhdjZ)

202 Here Boswell

Kevin Williamson's ex goes off on him, and OMG:

Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj
Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o)

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (y7DUB)

203 190 @162
Do really believe any of that story?
So you believe the jail simply forgot to follow all of the protocols for high value prisoners?

So you believe all of the guards that were responsible for monitoring Epstein simply fell asleep at the switch?

So you believe all of the cameras in Epsteins cell area simply malfunctioned?

So you believe instead of giving Epstein the standard issue paper bedding which can't be used to hang oneself did an oopsie and gave him real sheets accidentally?



Epstein was murdered.


Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (Cn5ck)

The entire Epstein murder thing would make a hell of a board game.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (QwmrN)

204 I tried reading that letter from Williamson's ex. About a half dozen paragraphs in I wanted to blow my brains out.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (xPl2J)

205 it's important to think of people who fall squarely in the "Learned The Lessons Of Donnie TwoScoops And Learned Them Well"

It can't be whoever's VP at the time. Can you imagine Trump as a VP, quietly biding his time?

Our candidate will be someone Trump supports actively.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (tLRcG)

206 With respect to Rita Coolidge - have you ever known anyone in the Music biz? Everybody boinks everybody, it's part of that world. And it's not just rock stars - I've known a couple of women who were on touring opera companies (real talents) and they both said nighttime at their hotel when they traveled was a dozen doors opening and closing all night long, every night.

if you noticed, Placido Domingo is now facing accusations that throughout his career, he would have put Mick Jagger to shame for the number of women he seduced. But it's part of that world, always has been.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (V2Yro)

207 Better concentrate on Trump in 2020 in about 5 key states first or 2021 to 2025 are gonna be hell with biden, bernie or the fake indian chick.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 08:37 PM (r+sAi)

208 Kallisto, about the only positive thing she could say about him was that he never physically abused her. She claims he did physically abuse an NR intern, though.

I have no idea. The whole thing is like nothing I could imagine.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:37 PM (ClLOy)

209 Holy cow, I just read that letter to the editor of the Atlantic written by Kevin Williamson's ex-wife that someone posted in the last thread. First of all, I had no idea he had ever been married. Second of all, that letter is absolutely horrendous. Awful.
Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:20 PM
*****************
It deserves a thread of it's own. Craaaazy.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 08:37 PM (wiXsO)

210 @195
The use of the term "suicide watch" is a smoke screen.

There are very clear protocols for treating and maintaining high value prisoners.

And they literally marched the protocols out to the yard, stood them up against a wall and put two in the brain box.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (Cn5ck)

211 Hmm, on the one hand Williamson is a dick, and I'd give him the advice he gave legacy Americans - curl up and die already. On the other hand writing a vindictive "I hate my ex" article is pretty scummy.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (WdocV)


She's a fucking loon. I could only very lightly skim that written insane asylum.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (y7DUB)

212 199 PDT is pushing the birthright citizenship question, punching China and Iran in the face, solidifying the Judiciary and telling the Brits to shit or get off the pot because he doesn't see a successor.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (TIDT7)

He took Tucker to North Korea and left Bolton at home. PDT and Tucker are growing closer.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (QwmrN)

213 165. According to God we're only supposed to have one.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (weV3+)

214
Epstein was murdered.
***
I'm willing to believe he was told to off himself and did. With help.


But this isn't incompetence and whoever is behind this is willing to bet a LOT that we will accept that it is.

Oh, and since the FNM was told to say anyone disagreeing with suicide and incompetence is a conspiracy theorist we know the person behind the killing has a lot of sway with them. It might not be the Clintons, but it is someone who self identifies as "progressive".

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (WdocV)

215 Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (AkkRZ)

Well, I think if people have A LOT of sexual partners if may be they are sex addicts or (for women) are trying to get love they never got as a kid and for whatever reason can't commit to one partner. I think men who have had 32 partners are not any "better" then those who women who have had that many. Because at some they cease to become people and become holes so you get get your rocks off. the basketball player who had hundreds is revolting, IMO

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (+0VWg)

216 They also have no bench (thanks Barry O) and no message other than OrangeManBad
Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (DU2N9)

I hope you are correct, DocJ, because if or when the Democrats et back in power they will make us pay for Trump, and pay dearly.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (GaOgf)

217 "And they literally marched the protocols out to the yard, stood them up against a wall and put two in the brain box."

Mistakes were made

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 08:39 PM (cqNba)

218 What constitutes a known slut?
Not sure, maybe we could poll Lena Dunham and Jane Fonda.
Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (GaOgf)

A slut is any woman who when asked "You wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?", answers in the affirmative.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 08:39 PM (Z+IKu)

219 About a half dozen paragraphs in I wanted to blow my brains out.
Posted by: Mark1971 at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM

-------

She's an AMAZINGLY bad writer. The fact that she pursued a career as a writer betrays a staggering lack of self-awareness.

I bet her previous editor before she became a waitress probably hanged himself (for real, not like Epstein).

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 08:39 PM (5aX2M)

220 Is there a correct number of lifetime sexual partners?

Dunno, ask Billy Jeff Clinton.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 21, 2019 08:39 PM (3H9h1)

221 True, but the dynamics are completely different. The Democrats were always a messy conglomerate of competing factions that, other than their loathing of all things Republican and their never-ending need for Government Cheese, have little to nothing in common.

Once they start to fracture, those differences are going to get ugly as they start to fight each other for what they will perceive is a larger piece of a shrinking pie

They also have no bench (thanks Barry O) and no message other than OrangeManBad
Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (DU2N9)


They all agree on
- MOAR Central Power
- MOAR Socialism

They will rebuild and come back as a stronger more socialist big brother.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 08:40 PM (1g7ch)

222 Holy shit, Bluebell! Nothing is as deranged, anger-filled, and just plain CRAZY as that letter - hell hath no fury as a women scorned? Hell is a fun-filled day in Disney World compared to being Kevin and reading that - in public!

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:40 PM (32YRo)

223 During the intervening week I never saw anything serious about what happened the first time.

***


The FNM claims it was a self inflicted injury so Epstein could get a better cell.


Seriously, that is what they claimed.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 08:40 PM (WdocV)

224 Kevin D. Williamson wife is Crazy with a capital C, she admits to hitting him and then when he's burying his Mom she sleeps with another man classy women,

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at August 21, 2019 08:40 PM (dKiJG)

225 They also have no bench (thanks Barry O) and no message other than OrangeManBad
Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (DU2N9)

I hope you are correct, DocJ, because if or when the Democrats et back in power they will make us pay for Trump, and pay dearly.
Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (GaOgf)

The Republicans won't be in power forever, but the next non-Republican president won't be a Democrat as I don't see the Democrat Party surviving a loss in 2020.

It'll be a Green-Socialist type, and probably no later than by 2028.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:40 PM (DU2N9)

226 Williamson's ex-wife sounds like a deranged loon.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 08:40 PM (H5knJ)

227 Heh, heh. Fen said "bang".

Posted by: RI Red at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (TKe9u)

228
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 08:39 PM (Z+IKu)

I always thought that sluts were the unpaid amateurs, and whores were the compensated pros.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (GaOgf)

229 Heckuva week, so far, for President Sun-In-His-Hair.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (q1Pj5)

230 I now know what ace's review of a movie about Kevin Williamson's marriage would look like.

Posted by: bananaDream at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (l6b3d)

231 208. hmm. So what's his counter move? A twitter fight?

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (weV3+)

232 It deserves a thread of it's own. Craaaazy.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 08:37 PM (wiXsO)
-----------

Actually, I'd rather we didn't have a thread about it. It's honestly just too disturbing, and as much as I don't like him, I find it hard to believe that everything that she says is true. I also think she sounds like a certifiable loon, and I don't want to make fun of someone who doesn't seen all there.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (ClLOy)

233
So, may I take it Williamson and his ex are no longer friends?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (Wx/+I)

234 I tried reading that letter from Williamson's ex. About a half dozen paragraphs in I wanted to blow my brains out.

Posted by: Mark1971

So did Kevin I'll wager...

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:42 PM (32YRo)

235 He wasn't on suicide watch.

He was on "this is the most valuable witness this country has ever had" watch.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 08:42 PM (tLRcG)

236 spirit cooker, Tucker can reach more people in an evening that Bolton can in 6 months.

PDT knows the value of instant media like no other.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:42 PM (TIDT7)

237 Dr Peterson has an astute observation: when you're in your 20s you have maybe five chances to make a lifetime match. If you squander it stupping everything that moves, you're fucked.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 21, 2019 08:42 PM (6/uwW)

238 I think men who have had 32 partners are not any "better" then those who women who have had that many.

We have both.

Posted by: pornhub at August 21, 2019 08:42 PM (Fh/0r)

239 Epstein was murdered.


Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (Cn5ck)

The entire Epstein murder thing would make a hell of a board game.
Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (QwmrN)


Reminds me a bit of the old RPG Paranoia.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 08:43 PM (1g7ch)

240 That letter from Kevin Williamson's ex is insane writ large.

I bet she spells it "hampster" because reasons.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 08:43 PM (Gylu/)

241 and I don't want to make fun of someone who doesn't seen all there.

Wait, making fun of Biden is off the table?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 08:43 PM (r+sAi)

242 Actually, I'd rather we didn't have a thread about it. It's honestly just too disturbing, and as much as I don't like him, I find it hard to believe that everything that she says is true. I also think she sounds like a certifiable loon, and I don't want to make fun of someone who doesn't seen all there.

Posted by: bluebell

Alcoholic or a drug abuser - to write this is to expose a sad situation for both of them.

Posted by: Boswell at August 21, 2019 08:43 PM (32YRo)

243 A slut is any woman who when asked "You wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?", answers in the affirmative.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 08:39 PM (Z+IKu)


Anyone who thinks whoring is $14 the hard way, never worked an hour at a building site, doing cleanup.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 21, 2019 08:43 PM (dhdjZ)

244 Hey guys, have you heard about the racism?

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 08:44 PM (q177U)

245 So hon, I take it that a makeup beejer is off the table?

Posted by: Kevin Williamson at August 21, 2019 08:44 PM (q1Pj5)

246 I think Kevin Williamson is smug, angry and self righteous. So basically capable of anything.

Posted by: Northernlurker at August 21, 2019 08:44 PM (II6Oo)

247 315 Kevin Williamson's ex goes off on him, and OMG:

Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj
Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o)
Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (aXucN)

Bitter ex-wife talks trash about her ex-husband. Stop the presses.

Okay, reading through that and it's the mostly batshit crazed ramblings from someone who comes across as mildly disturbed. I thought I was reading a parody for a bit but I wasn't.

I know Williamson is loathed around here but that letter was pathetic.

Posted by: Robert at August 21, 2019 08:44 PM (1Yy3c)

248 osted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:41 PM (ClLOy)

Sounds like something I definitely don't want to read.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:44 PM (+0VWg)

249 Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg 

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj 
Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o) 

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:27 PM (aXucN)

She says..."I am not making this shit up".

Except I think she is.

No way is anyone that dysfunctional who isn't living in a sewer tunnel under San Diego.

I suspect an elaborate troll.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 08:45 PM (ltuaO)

250 Stacked' always makes me think of pancakes. I don't think of AtC as equivalent to pancakes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


with or without maple syrup? asking for a friend

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 21, 2019 08:45 PM (VcFUs)

251 Who really deserves to be scorned though are the cretins who published Williamson's ex's screed. It is poorly written and is obviously of the I-am-still-not-over-my-ex genre. Pathetic.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 08:45 PM (H5knJ)

252 Plus fat.

Posted by: Northernlurker at August 21, 2019 08:45 PM (II6Oo)

253 there's a lot of chatter that a lot of the negative stories about Trump came out of Pence's staff.



I don't know if that's true. But a lot of people think he's a backstabber.



Though that's hardly a reason to swap him for Nikki Haley.





Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 08:04 PM (PbpT7)

On the other hand, I'm thinking the Roman practice of decimation might be a good thing.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 21, 2019 08:45 PM (9Om/r)

254 Don't read it Fen, it's too distressing. I shouldn't have even brought it up, but I had just finished it and was kind of in shock.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 08:46 PM (ClLOy)

255 http://bit.ly/2L0TyX1
*******
Accuser: I Massaged 'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening in Epstein's Jet

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 08:46 PM (BqBId)

256 Here Boswell

Kevin Williamson's ex goes off on him, and OMG:

Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj
Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o)
Posted by: Captain Hate at August 21, 2019 08:36 PM (y7DUB)
***************
She comes across as a vindictive bitch and wanted to completely ruin his life. I think she succeeded.

He is now probably hated by everyone on both sides including the Cucks.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 08:46 PM (wiXsO)

257 Sounds like something I definitely don't want to read.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:44 PM (+0VWg)


Nope. Best wishes in your road ahead.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 21, 2019 08:47 PM (y7DUB)

258 When guys say stacked, they aren't thinking about maple syrup.

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 08:47 PM (q177U)

259 True, but the dynamics are completely different. The Democrats were always a messy conglomerate of competing factions that, other than their loathing of all things Republican and their never-ending need for Government Cheese, have little to nothing in common.

For fuck's sake - change a couple nouns and tell me how the GOP is any different ?

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 08:47 PM (P4GTk)

260 "
DOO DA WANGO DE TANGO


UH WUN TO TREE FO...
*guitar riff*

Posted by: Ted Nugent at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (Fh/0r) "



As part of grooming The Nuge for 2024 I think he'd make a hella director of BATF.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 08:47 PM (XNDy+)

261 Since this is an open thread I'm posting beautiful pictures of nature:

https://earthporn.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:48 PM (+0VWg)

262 250 Stacked' always makes me think of pancakes. I don't think of AtC as equivalent to pancakes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Ever heard of "hey, short stack!". With strawberries on top.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 08:48 PM (tLRcG)

263
I think men who have had 32 partners are not any "better" then those who women who have had that many.





James Bond: Back in the day with women I had my way now they'll probably make me gay

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 08:48 PM (ZNkX1)

264 You know what else drives a woman bat shit crazy? Losing that big dick on the regular.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:48 PM (QwmrN)

265 PDT has already said he was going with Pence so the question is moot at this point.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:48 PM (TIDT7)

266 @255
OH MY GOD!!!

Maybe the long national nightmare of The Simpsons is over!!!

Pray!

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 08:48 PM (Cn5ck)

267 It's not been mentioned whether or not his cell door was ajar.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 08:49 PM (tyEy7)

268 Anyone who thinks whoring is $14 the hard way, never worked an hour at a building site, doing cleanup.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 21, 2019 08:43 PM (dhdjZ)

Al Czervik was a builder if I remember right before he joined Bushwood Country Club.

He knew what he was talking about.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 08:50 PM (Z+IKu)

269 253> FWIW

Pence would, in a heartbeat, stab Trump in the back if he thought he'd benefit from it.

I have, and still do, believe he's "the insurance policy" often talked about.

But, then again, I have this nice tinfoil hat.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 21, 2019 08:50 PM (3H9h1)

270 I hope you are correct, DocJ, because if or when the Democrats et back in power they will make us pay for Trump, and pay dearly.
Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:38 PM (GaOgf)

So what else is new?

They hate Trump because he sides with US. WE are the ones they really hate. Trump was fine for them when he was one of the boys in NY. He's a white race traitor.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 08:50 PM (FTPn0)

271 You know what else drives a woman bat shit crazy? Wiping your dick in the curtains when you are done ?

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 08:50 PM (BqBId)

272 Or if the chair was against the wall and the girthyness of John's mustache

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 21, 2019 08:50 PM (VcFUs)

273 Lovely thing about therapy dogs helping in a hospital. Golden retrievers seems like wonderfully good tempered dogs:

https://tinyurl.com/yyawda3w

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:50 PM (+0VWg)

274 "235 He wasn't on suicide watch.

He was on "this is the most valuable witness this country has ever had" watch.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 08:42 PM (tLRcG) "



Put it like that it's a wonder he survived as long as he did.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 08:51 PM (XNDy+)

275
Hey guys, have you heard about the racism?
Posted by: Max Power


I'm soaking in it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 08:51 PM (aKsyK)

276 ace, an entomology question. Where did moot come from?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:51 PM (TIDT7)

277 Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 08:50 PM (BqBId)

Then stop doing that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:51 PM (+0VWg)

278

Inside Bernie's boot camp for students
Ruacho, who is from Nevada, is one of more than 1,500 students chosen
for the Bernie Sanders Summer School, a campaign-led boot camp aimed at
teaching supporters of the Vermont senator the basics in campus
organizing with the aid of the campaign's designated app, Bern.
According to the campaign, the two-week intensive program received more
than 2,000 applications, 30 percent of which came from community college
and high school students.




Do they all get little red books to wave around?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 08:52 PM (ZNkX1)

279
"Stand up to ... !"
* starts wheezing, sits *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 08:52 PM (pNxlR)

280 Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 08:47 PM (q177U)

No. I said I don't. Last time I checked I was not a guy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:52 PM (+0VWg)

281 Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 08:47 PM (P4GTk)

Go for it. I'm actually curious to see what you'd come up with.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:53 PM (DU2N9)

282
Lovely thing about therapy dogs helping in a hospital. Golden retrievers seems like wonderfully good tempered dogs:

https://tinyurl.com/yyawda3w

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


There was one at the hospice where my sister spent her final days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 08:53 PM (aKsyK)

283 MisHum, this is something for Sunday's Book Thread.

Via Instapundit.
"Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Personal Book Curator -- Here's What He Chose For Her Shelves"

https://tinyurl.com/y45h6ove

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 21, 2019 08:53 PM (aS1PU)

284 Posted by: Captain Hate at August 21, 2019 08:47 PM (y7DUB)

Thanks, Captain.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:53 PM (+0VWg)

285 spirit cooker, Tucker can reach more people in an evening that Bolton can in 6 months.

PDT knows the value of instant media like no other.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:42 PM (TIDT7)

Bolton's usefulness is playing bad cop to Trumps good cop in certain diplomatic situations. Trump uses him where appropriate like he's using Carlson where he is useful.

It is called management.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 08:53 PM (FTPn0)

286 I saw that!

Posted by: Major Ed Dames at August 21, 2019 08:54 PM (vqIkG)

287 Golden retrievers always look like they want to be petted and hugged. Big goofy furballs. I love them so much.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 08:54 PM (Gylu/)

288 "At Least 8 Jail Officials Knew Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone Before His Death"

even if it was incompetence from those 8, it was also incompetence to not have trusted men specifically there, or to move Epstein to a SuperMax or non DeepState facility. Epstein was thrown in the chute of the bureaucratic wood chipper.


Specific instructions were given ... Do Not Turn On the Woodchipper ... first time someone turned it on and left Epstein injured ... but he was left in the bureaucratic woodchipper (vulnerable to the DeepStateMob that desperately needed him dead) ... and oopsy ... 8 people all agreed to accidentally turn on the woodchipper again. It was all perfectly innocent, which is why guards are not talking.



Did anyone give specific instructions to the Mueller coup to ... not run an illegal coup? Because expecting DeepState to not be Deep
State seditionists is an endemic problem (except for those claiming incompetence, who think it is awesome to run a coup and pay no penalty)

Posted by: illiniwek at August 21, 2019 08:54 PM (Cus5s)

289 199 PDT is pushing the birthright citizenship question, punching China and Iran in the face, solidifying the Judiciary and telling the Brits to shit or get off the pot because he doesn't see a successor.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (TIDT7)


Well said.
It calls to mind twerking Merkel, tweaking France, and duncing Denmark.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 08:54 PM (tyEy7)

290 Most people hopefully thought a black president for 8 years would end the "RACISM" crap. (A black president with basic human decency and love of country could have ensured that.) Instead it only inflamed it. Clearly they need "racism" like the South needed slaves.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (H8QX8)

291 It's not been mentioned whether or not his cell door was ajar.
Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 08:49 PM (tyEy7)


They used a baby monitor.
Battery was dead.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (1g7ch)

292
Do they all get little red books to wave around?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 08:52 PM (ZNkX1)


Nope, but they do get free tuition at Burlington College!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (pNxlR)

293
What constitutes a known slut?

Not sure, maybe we could poll Lena Dunham and Jane Fonda.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (GaOgf)







Oh, is it that time of year again? When Hanoi Jane does another desperate interview about her sex life.

"I had threesomes!"

"I still bang men in my 80s!"

"Roger Vadim forced me to go down on other women!"

It's tiresome.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (ur8yz)

294 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 08:53 PM (aKsyK)

Sorry about your sister. I've read about therapy dogs, cats and even a horse in hospitals and nursing homes and senior centers . They can make such a difference. This is quite a different things than for many people who need to take animals on airplanes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (+0VWg)

295 Do people even listen to Pence?

He just hosted the sixth meeting of the National Space Council, his speech is laden with praise for Trump. There has never been a VP so much in the tank for his President.

Posted by: MAGA at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (2Wo+a)

296 Fenelon, please take care of yourself first and foremost. We'll get by...barely, but we'll get by. You need to see to you, too.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 21, 2019 08:56 PM (l9m7l)

297 illiniwek, exactly.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 08:56 PM (XNDy+)

298 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
1h
Great! @LouDobbs interviewed on @seanhannity tonight at 9:00 P.M. @FoxNews

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 08:57 PM (BqBId)

299 He just hosted the sixth meeting of the National Space Council, his speech is laden with praise for Trump. There has never been a VP so much in the tank for his President.
Posted by: MAGA at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (2Wo+a)

That's pretty much where I am too. The two of them could not be more opposite, but Pence has been, if nothing else, loyal.

Yeah, there are persistent rumors that his staff dumps on PDJT a lot. Well newsflash, some in PDJT's staff haven't always been exactly loyal to the end either.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 08:57 PM (DU2N9)

300 MisHum, this is something for Sunday's Book Thread.

Via Instapundit.
"Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Personal Book Curator -- Here's What He Chose For Her Shelves"

https://tinyurl.com/y45h6ove
Posted by: DR.WTF at August 21, 2019 08:53 PM (aS1PU)

Plenty of inbred "aristocrats" back in the day had rooms full of books they didn't or couldn't read to make themselves look intellectual. Often the pages were'nt fully cut so they *could* be read.

Making them look like a bitmap picture is an added level of dopeyness, though. At least the old way you weren't instantly telling everyone you cared nothing for the books.

It makes as much sense as filing your papers by color and size.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 08:58 PM (FTPn0)

301
224 Kevin D. Williamson wife is Crazy with a capital C, she admits to hitting him and then when he's burying his Mom she sleeps with another man classy women,
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at August 21, 2019 08:40 PM (dKiJG)


Dare we say that he may have ... married up and into the trailer trash world? Dare we?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 08:58 PM (pNxlR)

302 I found that letter quite enlightening - for one thing, if you've ever dealt with and talked to damaged women (lifetime of abuse, etc) they mostly all sound like that, once you get them talking. I believe everything she said about Kevin; it matches what I already thought about him, he hates his family, and he hates where he comes from, and he hates himself, and he turns that hatred into aggression against everyone around him. The racial slurs she said surprised her? Yeah, I been hearing those for 40 years at least. Not so much anymore, fortunately. Of course Kevin, growing up in a rough family in Lubbock, would talk like that.

As to how well or poorly she writes - now I don't know her age, but have you read anything written by anyone under 30 today? (with a few rare exceptions) She's a freakin' Shakespeare compared to that entire generation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 08:58 PM (V2Yro)

303 295 Do people even listen to Pence?


Pence has represented the President at several foreign conferences. He speaks for the president on those occasions.

Trump is a stern taskmaster. There is every reason to expect that he is more than satisfied with Pence.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 08:59 PM (tyEy7)

304

There's a GEICO TV ad where some guy has a therapy horse.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 08:59 PM (aKsyK)

305 The best and most reliable way to confirm a rumor is to publicly deny it.

Posted by: steve walsh at August 21, 2019 08:59 PM (vf96M)

306 "295 Do people even listen to Pence?"

I don't and never did. But Trump will not replace him, and I think that's fine.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 08:59 PM (H8QX8)

307 Actual Jonah Goldberg tweet: Kamala Harris looks amazing!

Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 21, 2019 09:00 PM (ju9gW)

308
Via Instapundit.
"Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Personal Book Curator -- Here's What He Chose For Her Shelves"


I assume that the publisher Binney & Smith garnered the most shelf space.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:00 PM (pNxlR)

309 @304
Well Kate Beckinsale, who really is one of the most beautiful women in the world, habitually dresses up in a pantomime horse costume.

I wonder what her safe word is?

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:00 PM (Cn5ck)

310 Sorry about your sister. I've read about therapy dogs, cats and even a horse in hospitals and nursing homes and senior centers . They can make such a difference. This is quite a different things than for many people who need to take animals on airplanes.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (+0VWg)

I recently broke two bones in my arm and from the day it happened by boss lady cat started spending the bulk of the day and night parked right by my hip on that side on healing duty.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (FTPn0)

311 Actual Jonah Goldberg tweet: Kamala Harris looks amazing!
Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 21, 2019 09:00 PM (ju9gW)

You should see her from the angles I've seen her.
- Willie Brown

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (DU2N9)

312 Who currently bones Hanoi Jane? He must be on her payroll.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (weV3+)

313 Fen, thank you for all your help, many blessing to you!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (a4qVe)

314 You know what else drives a woman bat shit crazy? Wiping your dick in the curtains when you are done ?

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 08:50

-------

Wife fixed that problem. Installed wooden blinds.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (Dhht7)

315 Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (H8QX

A lot of us would have voted for such a President...

sadly, Obama was NOT "The One!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (BiNEL)

316 The 2020 ticket is Trump/Pence. PDT already said so.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (TIDT7)

317 Even if Kevin Williamson is a smug, short-sighted, slug of a asshole, he lucked out in his divorce.

His ex-wife ... she be the one Mom warned you about. Danger Danger Will Robinson.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 21, 2019 09:02 PM (u82oZ)

318 Well Kate Beckinsale, who really is one of the most beautiful women in
the world, habitually dresses up in a pantomime horse costume.

I wonder what her safe word is?
***

Three words actually.

Eighteen and one.

Posted by: Totally not 18-1 at August 21, 2019 09:02 PM (WdocV)

319 I know I always buy my books based on what color they are. Good grief.

Posted by: NCKate at August 21, 2019 09:02 PM (lknvV)

320 Do people even listen to Pence?

I have; I think he's a good speaker-just lower key than Trump. It would ne hard not to be more low key than President Trump

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 09:02 PM (+0VWg)

321 assume that the publisher Binney & Smith garnered the most shelf space.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:00 PM (pNxlR)


ha, correctamundo.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 21, 2019 09:02 PM (aS1PU)

322 HiYa olddog.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:03 PM (TIDT7)

323 I wonder what her safe word is?

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:00 PM (Cn5ck)


Neigh!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:03 PM (BiNEL)

324 I have my therapy sheep. She loves me.

Posted by: Mahmood at August 21, 2019 09:04 PM (tyEy7)

325 So, best I can figure...

The DNC is desperate to try to make Biden happen
The MFM is desperate to try to make Lieawatha happen
And the CuckParade is desperate to try to make Willie Brown's former side-piece happen

What? No love for The Bern?

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 09:04 PM (DU2N9)

326 312 Who currently bones Hanoi Jane? He must be on her payroll.
Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 09:01 PM (weV3+)

Lily Tomlin.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 09:04 PM (V2Yro)

327 Good evening, Ben Had. Hope all is well with you.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:04 PM (Dhht7)

328 '
I wonder what her safe word is?
"
Hiyo Silver?

Posted by: The Lone Ranger at August 21, 2019 09:04 PM (vqIkG)

329 For some unknown reason FBI wants to wait until after 2020 election to release docs.
Meh, they must know what they are doing.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 09:05 PM (1g7ch)

330 Hrothgar, How are you and the great Conor?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:05 PM (TIDT7)

331 aww...healing duty kitteh

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 09:05 PM (weV3+)

332 I wonder what her safe word is?



ow daddy

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 09:05 PM (HALdu)

333 International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

A model for prayer. A reflection from Rabbi Eckstein-formerly the head of the "Int'l Assoc. of Christians and Jews":

https://tinyurl.com/yxnjyayf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 09:05 PM (+0VWg)

334 Well Kate Beckinsale, who really is one of the most beautiful women in
the world, habitually dresses up in a pantomime horse costume.

I wonder what her safe word is?
***

She doesn't have one.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 09:06 PM (QwmrN)

335 Wasn't the big criticism by the NeverTurnipers of Trump's inaugural staff that he didn't hire the "Best and Brightest"?

I don't have the standing to shit on others for making bad choices in life, but it's juuuuust more than a bit odd that Williamson thought he had the standing to tell others to "just die."


Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 09:06 PM (DrqHq)

336 @325
I'm betting it's going to be Biden/Harris.

And god help us if they win, would probably get the Obama band back together.

So we would have to deal with, Rhodes, Powers, Rice, Jarret, Holder and the rest of the horsemen of the apocalypse.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:07 PM (Cn5ck)

337 Beckinsale "dated" that goofy looking fuck from snl. Y'all all gotta shot. Go for it.

Posted by: NCKate at August 21, 2019 09:07 PM (lknvV)

338 Since this is an open thread I'm posting beautiful pictures of nature: 

https://earthporn.org/ 

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:48 PM (+0VWg)

Thanks for this. The pictures are amazing.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 09:07 PM (ltuaO)

339 G'night, all

Gotta start job hunting. Again.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 09:08 PM (DU2N9)

340 337 Beckinsale "dated" that goofy looking fuck from snl. Y'all all gotta shot. Go for it.
Posted by: NCKate at August 21, 2019 09:07 PM (lknvV)

Who is allegedly hung like John Holmes.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 09:09 PM (QwmrN)

341 On the other hand, I'm thinking the Roman practice of decimation might be a good thing.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 21, 2019 08:45 PM (9Om/r)


The Deep State needs recursive decimation!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:09 PM (BiNEL)

342 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 09:05 PM (+0VWg)

This is why I brought the prayer list to the Wall. Better acoustics.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:09 PM (EZebt)

343 @337
Kate has always dated fuck heads.

She's beautiful, sounds very posh but in the end is a low brow lass from Chiswick.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:10 PM (Cn5ck)

344 Yes, Kevin Williamson's ex- is batshit, but the fact he put his dick in that mound of crazy let alone married her is all you need to know about...him. She could have suffered a psychological break after they married but the odds are Williamson is just as pathetic a twisted freak.


Now, that said:


The Atlantic, for publishing that psychotic screed, has managed to be even more reprehensible, disgusting trash than either Williamson or his -ex. These low-rent fuckers all need to be exiled ASAP.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 21, 2019 09:10 PM (iw59Q)

345 Hey everybody.

I'm surprised BofA's leader is saying he doesn't see recession coming, given that the bank has a long-standing rep as being super-woke (and presumably therefore anti-PDT).

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

346 "Pence is a religious conservative with the backbone of a jellyfish and
Haley is a sort of conservative who loves the spotlight too much to
focus on conserving things.
I guess I'd prefer Pence out of the two."+1 yeah... Keep Pence.

Posted by: MJC at August 21, 2019 09:11 PM (miVFj)

347 San Franpsycho, I'll bet that was a trip of a lifetime.

Were you just overcome with emotion?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:11 PM (TIDT7)

348 There has never been a VP so much in the tank for his President.
Posted by: MAGA at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (2Wo+a)

Challenge accepted.

Posted by: Al Gore at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (0x00j)

349 lol.. my son just came by with a ton of food from KFC. Grub hub order got totally messed up. The KFC here is awful.. I mean managment wise. Food is okay.. I mean it's KFC so expectations are never high. He was in touch with Grub Hub the whole time so he's not in trouble. But he's pretty fed up.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (dUJdY)

350 mentioned earlier -- the Electoral College decision today. I'm not going to opine as to good or bad, but I will say that I read the 12 Amendment the same way I do, and that's what was being interpreted. If States could order Electors to vote in certain ways, then they're not Electors, they're just message boys and girls.

Now of course the way for a State to deal with this is to be very careful about who they choose to be an elector. Up until now it's often been an honorary position full of cronies and relatives of politicians.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (V2Yro)

351 Is there a correct number of lifetime sexual partners?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

-----

Personal point of privilege!!

Is that - number of sexual partners for a lifetime or, number of lifetime sexual partners?

Asking for a couple of friends.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (Y4EXg)

352 Nikki Haley is the female version of Paul Ryan.

Posted by: Voter theater. at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (N2vNz)

353 were haley our pres right now she would have already started going door to door and confiscating guns after the recent shootings.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (HALdu)

354 Hrothgar, How are you and the great Conor?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:05 PM (TIDT7)


We are doing fine, especially Conor, although he is not a hot weather dog!
How are you and your pups?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:13 PM (BiNEL)

355 True, but the dynamics are completely different. The Republicans were always a messy conglomerate of competing factions that, other than their loathing of all things Democrat and their never-ending need for Lower Marginal Rates and Cheap Labor, have little to nothing in common.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 09:13 PM (P4GTk)

356 Is there a correct number of lifetime sexual partners?
Posted by: Bandersnatch


10,000!

Posted by: Zombie Wilt Chamberlin at August 21, 2019 09:13 PM (aS1PU)

357 This is why I brought the prayer list to the Wall. Better acoustics.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:09 PM

Again, thank you for that.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:14 PM (Dhht7)

358 Were you just overcome with emotion?
Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:11 PM (TIDT7)

Oh of course. It was also the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition. And to have my children there with me made it even more a blessing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:14 PM (EZebt)

359 Harris is going to be the Scott Walker of this election cycle - looked great on paper, totally collapsed as soon as the actual campaign started.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 09:14 PM (V2Yro)

360 I trust Haley on the 2nd Amendment about as much as I trust her on Stars and Bars.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:14 PM (cqNba)

361 I'm surprised BofA's leader is saying he doesn't see recession coming, given that the bank has a long-standing rep as being super-woke (and presumably therefore anti-PDT).
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

He may not be pro Trump but likely he is very anti people pulling investments out of B&A for safer methods to ride out a recession.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 09:15 PM (FTPn0)

362 Is there a correct number of lifetime sexual partners? "

Si.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 09:15 PM (7QnCd)

363 This is why I brought the prayer list to the Wall. Better acoustics.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:09 PM (EZebt)


Awesome, and I do not use that term lightly!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:16 PM (BiNEL)

364 Oldcat, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

365 Hrothgar, we are good.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:17 PM (TIDT7)

366 He may not be pro Trump but likely he is very anti people pulling investments out of B&A for safer methods to ride out a recession.
Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 09:15 PM (FTPn0)

That's why any effort to "talk" us into a recession is guaranteed to fail. The corporate set may not like Trump a lot, but they're never going to allow that to impact their profit margins.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

367 Up until now it's often been an honorary position full of cronies and relatives of politicians.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (V2Yro)



No worries. Trust our people.

Posted by: GOPe at August 21, 2019 09:17 PM (MAstk)

368 Again, thank you for that.
Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:14 PM (Dhht7)

The pleasure was all mine.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:17 PM (EZebt)

369 I trust Haley on the 2nd Amendment about as much as I trust her on Stars and Bars.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:14 PM (cqNba)


To be fair, I trust Haley on anything as much as I trusted Paul Ryan on his budget skills!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (BiNEL)

370 @165
As someone who has been married for 30 years and has had exactly 3 sexual partners, I would say as long as you are not the rapey or game playing type, have as many partners as you can snag.

And then tell all of us your tales of conquest.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (Cn5ck)

371 There is power in prayer. If one has faith as much as a mustard seed, he can move mountains.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (q1Pj5)

372 I'm surprised BofA's leader is saying he doesn't see recession coming, given that the bank has a long-standing rep as being super-woke (and presumably therefore anti-PDT).
Posted by: qdpsteve


A prior CEO of BoA went to the O-ring admin in 2009 to tell them they didn't need any loans.

Guess what happened? Guess. Go on...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (DrqHq)

373 San Franpsycho. would love to hear where you were at the wall and where you placed your prayer.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (TIDT7)

374 So Obama's new Documentary is highlighting a Factory that was closed on his watch??? and Then somehow it's Trump fault

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 21, 2019 09:19 PM (dKiJG)

375 Hrothgar, we are good.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:17 PM (TIDT7)


Most Excellent!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:19 PM (BiNEL)

376 Now of course the way for a State to deal with this is to be very careful about who they choose to be an elector. Up until now it's often been an honorary position full of cronies and relatives of politicians.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (V2Yro)


I think some states list the electors with the candidate they pledged to support on the ballot.

Many people think they are actually voting for the candidate, hence the asinine claims of 'popular vote'. You are voting for individual electors or a pool of electors.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (1g7ch)

377 Having fewer sexual partners just means you're good at it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (jXrK7)

378 @374
He's called shit Midas for a reason.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (Cn5ck)

379 Stand Up to Krispy Kreme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What the heck is wrong with keeping Pence? I love the guy.

Posted by: DAWG at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (lMn1U)

380 A prior CEO of BoA went to the O-ring admin in 2009 to tell them they didn't need any loans.

Guess what happened? Guess. Go on...
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (DrqHq)


Ah, yes. Pantload's administration was a criminal enterprise.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (aS1PU)

381 What the heck is wrong with keeping Pence? I love the guy.

Posted by: DAWG at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (lMn1U)


Exactamundo! Not flashy, but solid is what I think!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:21 PM (BiNEL)

382 LOL, the original "Odd Couple" movie is on the MPLEX channel.
Felix is torpedoing the double date with the Pigeon sisters...



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 21, 2019 09:22 PM (ufFY8)

383 Trump is so stupid. I said Green New Deal not Greenland New Deal. It's a desert there now because of global warming.

Posted by: AOC at August 21, 2019 09:22 PM (MLJ+L)

384 IN RE:Haley
Who gave her that idea, anyway?

Posted by: Flyover at August 21, 2019 09:22 PM (B5K06)

385 Trump's press briefing today was marvelous.

And yes, Nikki Haley is a Ho.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:22 PM (H8QX8)

386
The Atlantic, for publishing that psychotic screed, has managed to be even more reprehensible, disgusting trash than either Williamson or his -ex. These low-rent fuckers all need to be exiled ASAP.


Do not doubt for a second that The Atlantic's staff despises The National Inquirer ... because that publication's staff can be completely candid about who they are and what they do for a living, unlike them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:23 PM (pNxlR)

387 @382
I actually did not really like the movie, the television show was far superior.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:23 PM (Cn5ck)

388 IN RE:Haley
Who gave her that idea, anyway?
Posted by: Flyover


Free OrAnGeMaNBad advertising without actually dunking on him for the 2024 setup.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 09:24 PM (DrqHq)

389
383 Trump is so stupid. I said Green New Deal not Greenland New Deal. It's a desert there now because of global warming.
Posted by: AOC at August 21, 2019 09:22 PM (MLJ+L)


Surely you meant to write "dessert there now", dearie.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:24 PM (pNxlR)

390 Speaking of Greenland, I read somewhere that they found a massive impact crater under all that ice and it was only 10-15K years old.

Had an Indian name, feather not dot.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 21, 2019 09:24 PM (jXrK7)

391 Greenland or Bust!

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:25 PM (TIDT7)

392 I trust Haley on the 2nd Amendment about as much as I trust her on Stars and Bars.

That goes, for me, for anyone who has the stench of Washington upon them.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (oTMWb)

393 Inslee drops out.

Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (MAstk)

394 2024? The perfect candidate:

Rush Limbaugh

Posted by: Sooner at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (DNugB)

395 Speaking of Greenland, I read somewhere that they found a massive impact crater under all that ice and it was only 10-15K years old.

Had an Indian name, feather not dot.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 21, 2019 09:24 PM (jXrK7)

Well to be fair, if it is large enough a meteor would drill down through any amount of ice.

But things have been considerably warmer globally in the past than now, between the true ice ages.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 09:27 PM (FTPn0)

396 I trust Haley on the 2nd Amendment about as much as I trust her on Stars and Bars.

That goes, for me, for anyone who has the stench of Washington upon them.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (oTMWb)


But I'm sure her gun confiscation program would be conducted for only the best of reasons!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:27 PM (BiNEL)

397 A senior administration official just gave me this reaction to this tweet from Nikki Haley

Ah, the good old highly placed senior unnamed administration official. These people are usually made up from whole cloth by reporters who still have enough self awareness to realize nobody would take something they say at face value.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 21, 2019 09:27 PM (h2Bdk)

398 377 Having fewer sexual partners just means you're good at it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (jXrK7)

This gave me a long hard chuckle.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 09:28 PM (QwmrN)

399 What the heck is wrong with keeping Pence? I love the guy.

Posted by: DAWG at August 21, 2019 09:20 PM (lMn1U)

Exactamundo! Not flashy, but solid is what I think!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:21 PM

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

Didn't know a lot about him. Seemed Ok. But when he caved on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in IN and signed watered down version, he was a disappoint.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:28 PM (Dhht7)

400
393 Inslee drops out.
Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (MAstk)


Gearing up to run for Governor of Greenland, is he? What a shameless opportunist!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:28 PM (pNxlR)

401 This one would have hit right around the end of the last ice age. May have even been what killed off the mega-fauna, but that's just speculation right now.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 21, 2019 09:28 PM (jXrK7)

402 Posted by: AOC

Come to think of it, with the writers giving AOC fewer lines of dialog, she's becoming just another bartender in Washington. She needs a new agent.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 09:28 PM (oTMWb)

403 Unnamed sources

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (nDe2U)

404 So Obama's new Documentary is highlighting a Factory that was closed on his watch??? and Then somehow it's Trump fault
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio


It was the Chevy S-10 truck plant in Dayton. GM closed it, along with the other Delphi (used to be Delco) plants, thus idling thousands and thousands of people. GM moved most of the Delphi work to Mexico (yay Mexico, that giant sucking sound).

So some Chinese guy bought the plant and has made it into some kind of sweatshop glass factory. A lot of the people that worked for GM (aka....UAW) got called back and are kind of sore about getting only 40% of what they made for GM (Quelle surprise, and I bet they weren't that productive, either).

It's a big silly clusterfoxtrot. Sad that so many people lost their jobs, sad that they were overpaid for many years, sad the GM is so badly run, but mostly sad for the city I grew up in, that used to be a nice place to live, has turned into sort of a wreck.

I'm all for Trump trying to bring back manufacturing to the US, but there is a reason why a lot of it left. People thought that they were creating more value in product than they were, and were usually overpaid. The world has caught up in a lot of ways, and they were reluctant to realize that they probably were being paid too much for what they actually did.
It all kind of sucks, because I don't want people to work hard just to be poor, but a lot of people have a shitty work ethic now, too.

And that S-10 plant in Dayton used to be a Frigidaire plant, before GM sold the brand to White Consolidated Industries way back in the late '70's or something.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (S6Pax)

405 Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (TIDT7)

My son and went just about in the center on the men's side, in the open plaza area. My daughter had to go on the women's side. I'm fairly tall so I was able to place my written prayer in a crevice above my head. I will never forget the feeling of all those scraps of paper on my fingertips. My daughter asked me later why I was crying.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (EZebt)

406 369 I trust Haley on the 2nd Amendment about as much as I trust her on Stars and Bars.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:14 PM (cqNba)


She showed her colors.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (tyEy7)

407 386:

"Do not doubt for a second that The Atlantic's staff despises The National Inquirer ... because that publication's staff can be completely candid about who they are and what they do for a living, unlike them."

That's actually unfair to the Enquirer because it does manage to break actual news from time to time and is occasionally interesting.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (iw59Q)

408 I watched a couple YouTubes on Thule (rhymes with coolie) air base ... one black and white on when it was first built ... pretty neat. Insulated and ran air vent tubes under the hangers so the hanger heat didn't melt the permafrost.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (Cus5s)

409 Now of course the way for a State to deal with this is to be very careful about who they choose to be an elector. Up until now it's often been an honorary position full of cronies and relatives of politicians.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 09:12 PM (V2Yro)


The states don't really choose the electors. The Presidential candidates choose their electors and those lists are really the thing that the citizens are voting for, not the candidates, themselves. If there are bad electors then it is because the candidate or the party screwed up.

The court decision was certainly the correct one. Electors are independent agents, the same way that representatives are independent agents and can vote any way they want in Congress. I think what is really happening is the states are realizing that they cannot go ahead with their plan to nullify their own state elections for electors, based on alleged national popular votes, so they are pivoting to the idea of not worrying about which electors are sent and just trying to force the electors to vote for whomever the state tells them to. But that is as un-Constitutional as it gets.

I don't know that this is what's going on behind the scenes but it seems to me that states are realizing that they are going to have issues if their state elections end up having nothing to do with the actual electors sent - especially since those state electors are not on any other ballots in other states (by definition) so they are thinking of worming around that problem by just bypassing the electors, totally, and having the state merely dictate the votes. Clearly, un-Constitutional.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 09:30 PM (EcqY2)

410 384 IN RE:Haley
Who gave her that idea, anyway?
Posted by: Flyover at August 21, 2019 09:22 PM (B5K06

Bill Kristol's Supper Club.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 09:30 PM (QwmrN)

411 Never Stop Praying

If all we had to do was obtain worldly riches, we would be so eager, untiring and persevering in our asking! If all we had to do was find treasure was to dig for it, how much earth we would move! If all we had to do to enter the King's private council and obtain the highest position was to knock, such redoubled knocking would be heard!

But what do we do to find blessing and happiness where they cannot be found? How many rebuffs, how many setbacks are we wiling to endure for the phantom of worldly glory! How much suffering for vain pleasure of which nothing remains but remorse?

The treasures of God's grace are the only true riches-yet they are the only riches we balk at asking for and expecting.

However, we must never stop knocking! The promises of God are always faithful-it It s we who are unfaithful in asking for them.

Francois De La Mothe Fenelon- French Cardinal 1651-1715, From "The Complete Fenelon" published by Paraclete Press. It's a great resource for spiritual direction for any Christian.

See you, God willing, in a month or two. I will try to check the prayer list or have my husband copy it for me. Please send your prayer requests, updates and praise reports for the board to apaslo at sign hotmail.com. She's a dear woman of faith and prayer and wonderful for being willing to step in at this time. I will try to keep Oregon Muse updated about me. You can still reach me for anything else at the FenelonDirection 18 at sign gmail.com but it may be a while before I get back to e-mails.

Be kind to each other. We all on the same team in supporting Trump.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 09:30 PM (+0VWg)

412 Thule is kinda a strange name for the US to use. That's what the Nazis called their Aryan "Atlantis".

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 21, 2019 09:30 PM (jXrK7)

413 393 Inslee drops out.
Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (MAstk)

--------

Who?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 09:31 PM (amw5z)

414 388 IN RE:Haley
Who gave her that idea, anyway?
Posted by: Flyover


I think it was that REDACTED asshole, maybe a year ago or more

Ever notice that the Trivago guy looks like Epstein ?

Posted by: REDACTED at August 21, 2019 09:31 PM (+8+gB)

415 God bless and Godspeed, dear Fenelon.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 09:31 PM (ClLOy)

416 405 Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (TIDT7)

My son and went just about in the center on the men's side, in the open plaza area. My daughter had to go on the women's side. I'm fairly tall so I was able to place my written prayer in a crevice above my head. I will never forget the feeling of all those scraps of paper on my fingertips. My daughter asked me later why I was crying.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (EZebt)


Just out of curiosity, what happens to all those written prayers?

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 21, 2019 09:31 PM (h2Bdk)

417 413 393 Inslee drops out.
Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (MAstk)

--------

Who?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 09:31 PM (amw5z)


Exactly

Posted by: ANTIFA at August 21, 2019 09:32 PM (+8+gB)

418 2024? The perfect candidate:

Rush Limbaugh

Posted by: Sooner at August 21, 2019 09:26

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Nope. He'll be about 76. And cochlear implants don't work well for debates.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:32 PM (Dhht7)

419 Nice win for Michigan gun owners.


https://bit.ly/2KOUgI5

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:32 PM (cqNba)

420 Never Stop Praying



That was a lovely post Fenelon. I hope all is well and look forward to your return.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 09:32 PM (AkkRZ)

421 Greenland won't have a governor. It gets a Marcher Lord.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 09:33 PM (amw5z)

422 The fat woman in the Stand Up To Racism pic should be holding up a Lost Puppy sign instead, a la Far Side cartoon.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 21, 2019 09:33 PM (MLJ+L)

423 San Franpsycho, It brings tears to me to hear you speak of it. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:33 PM (TIDT7)

424 In fairness, the crease in Haley's slacks is amazing.

Posted by: Chris Mathews at August 21, 2019 09:34 PM (H5knJ)

425 The FBI wants to wait until AFTER the 2020 election to release the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages

Talk about meddling in an election...

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 09:34 PM (n6bs1)

426 Praying for you dear Fenelon! Thanks for everything.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 09:34 PM (Y4EXg)

427 End Racism Today Or I'll Eat This Sign

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 09:34 PM (amw5z)

428 Be kind to each other. We all on the same team in supporting Trump.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 09:30 PM (+0VWg)


Fen, we'll all miss you.

God bless you.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 21, 2019 09:34 PM (aS1PU)

429 Y'all lost me at "Haley's a swarthy, gun grabbing slut."

Posted by: Al Gore at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM (0x00j)

430 2024? The perfect candidate:

Rush Limbaugh

Posted by: Sooner at August 21, 2019 09:26

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Nope. He'll be about 76. And cochlear implants don't work well for debates.
Posted by: olddog


Mike DeSantis of Florida, who should be finishing his second term as Governor.

And Dan "one eyed Jack" Crenshaw as his running mate.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM (S6Pax)

431 127 I would hope he keeps Pence who has been very loyal and supportive of Trump and his agenda, and personally I think it's great to have a man of prayer as his VP. Trump can learn things about prayer and faith from Pence and Pence can learn things from Trump. I think this is just another attempt to sow discord in the administration. I also don't think that simply jettisoning Pence for someone else would bring anyone into voting for Trump who already hadn't.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 08:21 PM (+0VWg)


^^^^^ 100%

Posted by: Flyover at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM (B5K06)

432 Inslee drops out.
Posted by: Ha


Did he finish High School?

Be cool, stay in school.

Quitter.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM (S6Pax)

433 Psycho, I'm so glad you got to go, and so glad it was everything you thought it would be. How nice to have such a dream fulfilled.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 09:36 PM (ClLOy)

434 My kids go to a private school. But for some reason, even though I have told them a million times to stop sending me shit, the publik skool where they would otherwise be enrolled send all sorts of crap home.

Today i got a letter practically begging me to enroll the kids into the free breakfast and lunch program. And there was an income chart to see if you qualify. Apparently today, "poor" is defined as making under $51K a year for a family of 4.

Un fucking real. I can see free food for truly poor kids, like living in a homeless shelter poor. But $50K a year? I mean come the fuck on!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 09:36 PM (FiUMj)

435 Inslee from Washington state who never heard of Antifa?

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 21, 2019 09:36 PM (MLJ+L)

436 And Dan "one eyed Jack" Crenshaw as his running mate.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM

NeoCon who is in favor of Red Flag laws and other shit. John McCain with an eyepatch.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 09:36 PM (QwmrN)

437
Nope. He'll be about 76. And cochlear implants don't work well for debates.
Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:32 PM (Dhht7)

He's two years younger than I am. He'll be 72 in 2024. And I think the hearing thing could be overcome.

Posted by: Sooner at August 21, 2019 09:36 PM (DNugB)

438 Inslee drops out.


Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 09:26 PM (MAstk)



Of what?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 09:37 PM (0R3dy)

439 The political landscape will be weird 10 years from now.

Most of the players as of now will be gone from the scene

Posted by: REDACTED at August 21, 2019 09:37 PM (+8+gB)

440 God bless, Fenelon.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:37 PM (Dhht7)

441 434>> I believe it. The published inflation numbers are horseshit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 21, 2019 09:37 PM (jXrK7)

442 For a short termer, Dan One-Eye has gone awfully RINO.
Even his SEAL buddies are giving him shit.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 09:38 PM (bttOm)

443
It was the Chevy S-10 truck plant in Dayton. GM closed it, along with the other Delphi (used to be Delco) plants, thus idling thousands and thousands of people. GM moved most of the Delphi work to Mexico (yay Mexico, that giant sucking sound).

So some Chinese guy bought the plant and has made it into some kind of sweatshop glass factory. A lot of the people that worked for GM (aka....UAW) got called back and are kind of sore about getting only 40% of what they made for GM (Quelle surprise, and I bet they weren't that productive, either).

It's a big silly clusterfoxtrot. Sad that so many people lost their jobs, sad that they were overpaid for many years, sad the GM is so badly run, but mostly sad for the city I grew up in, that used to be a nice place to live, has turned into sort of a wreck.

I'm all for Trump trying to bring back manufacturing to the US, but there is a reason why a lot of it left. People thought that they were creating more value in product than they were, and were usually overpaid. The world has caught up in a lot of ways, and they were reluctant to realize that they probably were being paid too much for what they actually did.
It all kind of sucks, because I don't want people to work hard just to be poor, but a lot of people have a shitty work ethic now, too.

And that S-10 plant in Dayton used to be a Frigidaire plant, before GM sold the brand to White Consolidated Industries way back in the late '70's or something.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM (S6Pax)

I am not gonna watch it, I gave it a thumbs down and moved on F Obama and his Wife

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 21, 2019 09:38 PM (dKiJG)

444 And Dan "one eyed Jack" Crenshaw as his running mate.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM (S6Pax)

They're remaking the Brando classic ??

Posted by: REDACTED at August 21, 2019 09:38 PM (+8+gB)

445 Do you ever run into those progs who vehemently INSIST that Pence is a "theocrat?" They'll internalize and repeat ANYTHING that Sam Bee tells them, like berserk tape recorders. Plus they hate Christians generally, because they hate everything that is normal in our culture.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 09:39 PM (mk9aG)

446 The FBI wants to wait until AFTER the 2020 election to release the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages

Talk about meddling in an election...

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 09:34 PM (n6bs1)


The Deep State is even deeper than you can possibly imagine!

Posted by: St James Comey, Esq. at August 21, 2019 09:39 PM (BiNEL)

447 My son and went just about in the center on the men's side, in the open plaza area. My daughter had to go on the women's side. I'm fairly tall so I was able to place my written prayer in a crevice above my head. I will never forget the feeling of all those scraps of paper on my fingertips. My daughter asked me later why I was crying.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 21, 2019 09:29 PM

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Getting dusty in here. Bless you.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:39 PM (Dhht7)

448 For a short termer, Dan One-Eye has gone awfully RINO.
Even his SEAL buddies are giving him shit.
Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 09:38 PM (bttOm)

Like Chlamydia, the rot sets in fast and deep. Look at Mia Love. She barely had her luggage unpacked, fer fux sake.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (P4R16)

449
Back in the Days of Barky when GM was going tits up, their assembly plant in Newport, DE was slated for closure. Along comes a "green new deal" to convert it to an electric vehicle assembly plant run by Fiskars. Lots of back patting, press conferences and taxpayer-backed loan guarantees later, the plant is saved(!), we're told. Yay, us (Barky, Joey Choo-Choo, Dim governor and assorted other political panjandrums, mostly Dims)!

A decade passes and what's going on there now? Why, the whole facility is being demolished, rapidly, to piles of rubble. And nary a peep about what became of all the $$$ that were peed all about the grounds Lo! a decade ago.

Gubmint successes: their definition differs from what you and I might call matters.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (pNxlR)

450 446 The Deep State is even deeper than you can possibly imagine!

Posted by: St James Comey, Esq. at August 21, 2019 09:39 PM (BiNEL)


Rank 'n File! Rank 'n File! RARWK!!!

Posted by: Shrill Hannity at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (DTX3h)

451 Stand up to racism. Sit down to dinner.

Posted by: OCBill at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (Ij9pi)

452 I will try to check the prayer list or have my husband copy it for me. Please send your prayer requests, updates and praise reports for the board to apaslo at sign hotmail.com


apasio. You already corrected that once.

And write me, please.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (fuK7c)

453 For a short termer, Dan One-Eye has gone awfully RINO.
Even his SEAL buddies are giving him shit.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 09:38 PM (bttOm)


Another man with so much potential turns out to be just another empty suit!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:41 PM (BiNEL)

454 pence is a jelly fish

Posted by: chango butt at August 21, 2019 09:42 PM (B+t5k)

455 Off stinky Me Three sock.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 09:42 PM (0x00j)

456 454 pence is a jelly fish
Posted by: chango butt at August 21, 2019 09:42 PM (B+t5k)

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Biden is a cuttlefish.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 09:43 PM (amw5z)

457 And Dan "one eyed Jack" Crenshaw as his running mate.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:35

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I'm keeping one eye him, too. He's seems a tad RINO'ish. Took a shot or two at PDJT that I didn't agree with and thought were unnecessary.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:43 PM (Dhht7)

458 Mike DeSantis of Florida, who should be finishing his second term as Governor. 

And Dan "one eyed Jack" Crenshaw as his running mate.

Ron Desantis current governor of Floriduh is getting a big challenge right now from the rabid anti gunners who want to basically destroy the 2nd amendment for Floridians by putting misleading amendments in the ballot. So we will soon see if Desantis fights or caves.

Crenshaw I will never trust again since he has been pushing for red flag laws.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 21, 2019 09:43 PM (IKVyV)

459 442 For a short termer, Dan One-Eye has gone awfully RINO.
Even his SEAL buddies are giving him shit.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 09:38 PM (bttOm)


Many here were ready to nominate him for 2024.
All these names. Much will shake out in the next five years.

Many will be gone many shall have proved themselves beyond expectation.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 09:43 PM (tyEy7)

460 Rank 'n File! Rank 'n File! RARWK!!!

Posted by: Shrill Hannity at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (DTX3h)


The apparent rot in the Rank 'n File scares me even more than the obvious and blatant rot at senior levels!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:44 PM (BiNEL)

461 Like Chlamydia, the rot sets in fast and deep. Look at Mia Love. She barely had her luggage unpacked, fer fux sake.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (P4R16)

She was never conservative any more than Romney was. They just play one on tv.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 09:45 PM (ltuaO)

462 She was never conservative any more than Romney was. They just play one on tv.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 09:45 PM (ltuaO)


The rubes will eat this up!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:46 PM (BiNEL)

463 I want to go on record as noting how tragic it is that American children are separated from their mothers and fathers like common illegal aliens, and their only crimes were committing crimes.

This is not who we are, America.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 21, 2019 09:46 PM (fsa/N)

464 He should be referred to as Dan "Red-Flag" Crenshaw.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 09:47 PM (tyEy7)

465 453
There were 3 SEALS on my patio passing the phone to one another saying 'DUDE! Red Flag? That's every one of us!"
to him. He is quite short so my be challenged in one way or another, but they were pissed.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 09:47 PM (bttOm)

466 @442

He was interviewed on the Joe Rogan show and was not impressed.


Joe Rogan who habitually ingests DMT and smokes pot made him look idiotic.


Crenshaw is about as deep as a puddle.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:47 PM (Cn5ck)

467 Temps down in the 40's a lot of nights now.
Winter is Coming

And thank God for that.

Posted by: Quilp at August 21, 2019 09:48 PM (Bf3hj)

468 370 @165
As someone who has been married for 30 years and has had exactly 3 sexual partners, I would say as long as you are not the rapey or game playing type, have as many partners as you can snag.

And then tell all of us your tales of conquest.
Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (Cn5ck)

The only conquest I've had lately is my daughter's 4-H goat. Have you ever tried blowing a goat? It's harrrrrd!!!

Posted by: David French at August 21, 2019 09:48 PM (FTPVM)

469 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (pNxlR)

Weren't fiskers the cars that went into spontaneous auto combustion in the rain? The fisker karma or something ... LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 09:48 PM (EcqY2)

470 40 Verlander is pitching tonight.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (Wx/+I)


And Correa is on the IL again, with a back problem (of course). I don't see Correa being a lifetime Astro. Luhnow must want to get 140+ games out of his starting shortstop.


Posted by: Gref at August 21, 2019 09:48 PM (AMIL/)

471 The rubes will eat this up!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:46 PM (BiNEL)

That's basically it. The majority of the GOP are no more conservative than the Democrats. They just have a different audience.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 09:48 PM (ltuaO)

472 Biden is a cuttlefish.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 09:43 PM (amw5z)


Biden's not nearly that smart. He's more of a starfish type.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 09:49 PM (EcqY2)

473
I worked a government job with a fella that was 100% VA disabled. Gets
$800 mo. He was a maintenance employee...digging, ladders, equipment and
tool use.



How exactly does that work?

Posted by: torabora at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (Y274z)


Eight hundred bucks is not 100% disabled pay. Could be as much as $3200.00 depending on dependents, if I recall correctly.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at August 21, 2019 09:49 PM (xNAv5)

474 Creshaw isn't the only one- Abbott is espousing that bullshit also.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 09:49 PM (TIDT7)

475 He is quite short so my be challenged in one way or another, but they were pissed.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 09:47 PM (bttOm)


He'll be a lot shorter next election.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 09:50 PM (tyEy7)

476 The Washington Times @WashTimes
Report: Joe Walsh expected to announce Trump primary challenge

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 09:51 PM (BqBId)

477 Crenshaw is about as deep as a puddle.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 09:47 PM

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But,but, but, Twitchy loves him.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:52 PM (Dhht7)

478 475
I think so too. Lot of people pissed at him over that stance

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 09:52 PM (bttOm)

479
Report: Joe Walsh expected to announce Trump primary challenge

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Why not? Life's been good to him so far.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 09:52 PM (amw5z)

480 "Could be as much as $3200.00 depending on dependents, if I recall correctly."


$3227.00 for Veteran and spouse.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:53 PM (cqNba)

481 Abbott's gone full RINO.

What'd he do today, you can't use a prison record to determine employ ability.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 09:53 PM (tyEy7)

482 Report: Joe Walsh expected to announce Trump primary challenge


Don't just turn your pretty head and walk away.

Posted by: davidt at August 21, 2019 09:54 PM (Bgx7w)

483 He's been living in Austin too long.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 09:54 PM (tyEy7)

484 $3227.00 for Veteran and spouse.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:53 PM (cqNba)


But what have they done for us lately?

Posted by: Commissar B Sanders at August 21, 2019 09:55 PM (BiNEL)

485
469


Why, yes, yes they did!

As a result of flash floods caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, 16 Karmas caught fire and another 330 units were lost when an entire shipment from Europe was flooded while being parked at Port Newark - Elizabeth Marine Terminal.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 21, 2019 09:55 PM (pNxlR)

486
For a short termer, Dan One-Eye has gone awfully RINO.
Even his SEAL buddies are giving him shit.
Posted by: DBCooper

Like Chlamydia, the rot sets in fast and deep. Look at Mia Love. She barely had her luggage unpacked, fer fux sake.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish


Skeeters in the swamp spread RINO fever.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 09:55 PM (aKsyK)

487 >>Report: Joe Walsh expected to announce Trump primary challenge


He's living a life of illusion.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 09:57 PM (ZLI7S)

488 Biden is a cuddlefish??

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 09:57 PM (Gylu/)

489 When I saw the energy star recommended temps of 78-80 while awake and 85 to sleep, I lowered my temps to 72 and 66. That's is the stupidest thing I've heard in a while and that is saying something these days. Seriously, 85 to sleep??? People sleep better when it is cooler, that is one of the triggers that put you to sleep, your body temperature lowers. When all government offices are 80 degrees, I may turn mine up to 73...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 09:57 PM (UUBmN)

490 apasio. You already corrected that once.

And write me, please.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 09:40 PM (fuK7c)

I corrected it again. Well all know I can't type. It's really paslo with an l not an i. My error. Good night now. I will try to write sometime tomorrow if I can.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 09:57 PM (+0VWg)

491 Skeeters in the swamp spread RINO fever.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 09:55 PM (aKsyK)


And the already infected lobbyists spread that sweet donor cash...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:57 PM (BiNEL)

492 Abbott's gone full RINO.

What'd he do today, you can't use a prison record to determine employ ability.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 09:53 PM


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I've never asked for a felon's prison record when interviewing. Oh wait, felon's rarely make it to the interview process. Is that bad? Does the gov't hire convicted felons?

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:58 PM (Dhht7)

493 JUST IN: Dem Gov. Jay Inslee Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race
*******
WHOOOOOO?

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 09:59 PM (BqBId)

494



Report: Joe Walsh expected to announce Trump primary challenge



Is that what the scumbag is up to? He hasn't been on the radio for the last 2 days. He wrote that anti-Trump op-ed in the NY Slimes last week and said he was sorry for the things he said about Obama. He's a total piece of shit. Let him run. He'll make Bill Weld look formidable. Good news is, his radio show will go bye bye

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 09:59 PM (0R3dy)

495 ", I lowered my temps to 72 and 66."


Just went to 68 in preparation for bed time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 09:59 PM (cqNba)

496 I may turn mine up to 73...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 09:57 PM (UUBmN)


Comrade citizen, your temperature preferences are contrary to established government guidelines for peasants and this has been noted in your social credit rating!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 09:59 PM (BiNEL)

497 I read that Kevin Williamson ex-wife screed.

Regardless of his foolishness, he crossed the line.


He put his dick in crazy.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (sy5kK)

498 Does the gov't hire convicted felons?

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 09:58 PM (Dhht7)


Have you looked at members of Congress lately...

oh wait, you said "convicted", nevermind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (BiNEL)

499 The political landscape will be weird 10 years from now.

Most of the players as of now will be gone from the scene


You wish! So far, this free-climb of Half Dome has been a breeze. Thankful I got some reception up here to respond to your shit.

Posted by: RBG at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (jOEDM)

500
I want to go on record as noting how tragic it is that American children
are separated from their mothers and fathers like common illegal
aliens, and their only crimes were committing crimes.



LOL. I pointed that out a while ago.

If a person is here illegally, they are committing a crime. They are criminals. They are no different than a shoplifter.

So why do we let illegals stay here and be with their children while we put Americans in jail?

Apparently, illegals > American tax payers.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (AkkRZ)

501 495 ", I lowered my temps to 72 and 66." 


Just went to 68 in preparation for bed time.



I wish I could do the same. I can only lower the thermostat to 73. Husband freezes otherwise.

(Eye roll)

Posted by: Floridachick at August 21, 2019 10:03 PM (IKVyV)

502 486
For sure on Mia-
She set a record on Full Rino. I think she wanted to be in one of Mitt's binders.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (bttOm)

503
Did he finish High School?

Be cool, stay in school.

Quitter.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM (S6Pax)

He did, and was a starting forward that won the state AAA title in basketball.


And then, 45 years of going downhill.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (sy5kK)

504 Crenshaw is not all that unique in the Special Forces world.

They train hard and fire untold hundreds of thousands of rounds over the years, training, practicing, perfecting to a degree that would have most of us looking for a new hobby, any hobby, other than shooting all the damn time.

And thus, a fair percentage of them....not most, but fair, look down their noses at us "lesser shooters", and would have no quibble at "us" having more restrictions and limitations than "them".

Elitism in the Elite forces? Whodathunkit?

Does explain a bit of Crenshaw though, perhaps?

Not saying that it *does*. All I know of the man is what we all read. He's still got my (tentative) support, thus far... but I am certainly watching for that "Elite" syndrome, as to whether it'll be a thing with him, or not.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (QzJWU)

505 I wish I could do the same. I can only lower the thermostat to 73. Husband freezes otherwise.

(Eye roll)

Posted by: Floridachick at August 21, 2019 10:03

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Heh. Wife puts thermostat on 68 and tells me to put on more clothes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (Dhht7)

506 "He put his dick in crazy."



Made a huge mistake, he thought he could fix her.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (4thlk)

507 Stand up to racism

"...it's not about standing up for racism, it's about getting some other poor schmuck to stand up for racism."

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 10:08 PM (8ruUE)

508 how can we miss you if you don't actually leave ?

Posted by: chango butt at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (B+t5k)

509 ONT / nood

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:12 PM (DrqHq)

510 504 Jim-
All the ones I know, which aren't that many all seem to be pretty patriotic and fiercely in favor of 2A protections as all of them have quite a bit of firearms ownership among them.
And they themselves are all Red Flags in one manner or another as you would have to be to be in their profession.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (bttOm)

511 That tweet was unnecessary, Haley.

Posted by: DinsdalePiranha at August 21, 2019 10:59 PM (niGa2)

The Economist: The World's Poor Are Eating More Meat Which Means They'll Live Longer and Healthier Lives But It's Very Sad Because of Global Warming
Plus: Slavery-Shaming from the New York Times and Nation of Islam

No, really. They're against the world's poor having healthy food.



It's not just the Economist, obviously. Business Insider also attacked those getting healthy on a keto diet because that also makes the Earth Goddess Maia cry.



And there's even more food-shaming.

The New York Times filed another entry in its campaign to make Race Reparations a viable position for Democrats to take by declaring that Sugar = Slavery.



Now that is, you know, based in fact. Sugar was one of the nastiest crops to harvest (I'm not sure why; it might just be due to the hot, wet conditions necessary for cane sugar cultivation), and as most free people did not want to do it, slaves were forced to work the sugar fields.

I'm not sure what we're supposed to take from this, though. We've all heard of the "Triangle Trade" -- sugar, slaves, rum. What is "news" in this?

There is no "news." This is just, as Doc Zero said, "battlespace preparation" for the 2020 Orangemanbad elections.

The article isn't terrible, except for its obvious intention as a piece of agitprop which pretends to illuminate slavery, while actually obscuring it.

Slavery is evil, of course.

This piece presents it as a uniquely white evil, as part of the battlespace preparation for next year's elections.

Is it, though?

Of course not. Watch this very neat (quite long but worth it) Lindybiege article about "The White Headhunter."

It's a great and interesting story in its own right, but illustrates a few points being left out of the New York Times' polticization of slavery.

The White Headhunter of the book's name is called Reston. He is enslaved himself -- several times.

First his landlord drugs him and sells him to a ship captain.

The ship captain intends to bring workers -- I mean, slaves -- to a remote and uninhabitable island in the middle of nowhere in the Pacific. He needs slaves, because the work he has planned for his "workers" -- mining guano, birdshit, by the ton -- is an unpleasant and unhealthy job that free men don't want to do.

So he is forced upon a ship to become a slave.

However, he escapes in one of the ship's boats.

After a harrowing time of starvation at sea, he lands upon a Pacific island inhabited, as Pacific islands tend to be, by Pacific islanders.

They are nonwhite.

They immediately enslave him, for no other reason than that he is alone and weak and they are many and powerful. They enslave him because they can.

He serves as a slave to the chief for a time, trying to prove his usefulness so that they do not eat him.

One job he does for them is translate discussions between the chief and European ship captains who come to call on the island.

The captains tell the islands' chiefs that if they give them men to work the dangerous, dirty mines of Australia, they will not only pay the men good wages, but will also pay the chiefs. First, with an upfront payment of rifles and steel axes and other Western goods of great value, and then even more when the men's term of service is up.

But this is a lie. The captains are blackbirders -- that means they are slavers, but they don't use force, at least not at first, to captures slaves.

Rather they enslave people through trickery and false promises. Later, if the enslaved people try to escape or revolt, then they'll use force.

They're told they will work in the mines for five years (or whatever) for wages; in fact they'll be slaves for as long as they have the physical ability to dig.

Now notice here that the island chiefs -- not white people -- are assisting in delivering over slaves to the blackbirders.

Do they know the men they're sending away will not be well-paid workers but rather slaves? Well, they probably have some idea. After all -- the moment a person of a different race lands on their shores, they enslave them.

When they fight other islanders and capture enemies, they enslave them.

So the idea that maybe these men that I'm selling to these captains are going to be enslaved is something that would probably occur to them.

So we have in this story:

A white landlord drugging a white man to "shanghai" him into slavery;

nonwhite Pacific Islanders enslaving that white man after he escapes his white slavers;

those nonwhite Pacific Islanders enslaving other Pacific Islanders and selling their own people -- their low-status men who are not part of the chief's family and not especially powerful in the tribe -- into slavery by whites.

Slavery is not a white scourge; it's a human scourge. Throughout history, until very recent times, people took slaves whenever they had the power to do so.

Blaming whites alone for this is ahistorical and nothing more than racial political agitation. It's not that whites were particularly intent on enslaving people; it's that whites developed ships and steel weapons more at a faster pace than many others, and thus had the power to do what powerful humans had done throughout history -- enslave weaker peoples.

It's also a bit strange that this author, a grandson of Elijah Mohammad of the Nation of Islam, would deign to lecture anyone about the evils of slavery without first addressing the salient historical fact that Muslims and the Arabic Middle East have had quite a long history of enslaving people themselves, and that history extends well into the 20th Century.

Why date the start of slavery in 1619? It most assuredly did not start there.

And it didn't start in America, or even in Europe. It started long before Europe was well-settled by human beings.

But the New York Times is going to pretend history started there, just as it pretends the number of deaths due to terrorist attacks starts conveniently the day after 9/11.

Like most historical topics, slavery is a story with many villains and only some heroes, and it does not fit neatly into anyone's political fairy tale.

It tells us more about humanity than about the political villain of the day -- nasty Republicans who never owned slaves and 99% of whom aren't even descended from anyone who did.

The topic cannot be used for gross political purposes.

Except if you really need it to, and you have a deep-pocketed Ruling Class corporation to fund the project to do so.

And do watch that video when you get the chance. It's terrific. I downloaded the book but haven't read it yet.


Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:42 PM




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1 First!

Posted by: Flyguy at August 21, 2019 06:43 PM (v30M8)

2 Yo

Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (MAstk)

3 The left WANTS the world depicted in the movie Soylent Green.

Posted by: steevy at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (l9mVC)

4 Jumped over a whole thread

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 06:46 PM (BbGew)

5 LOL a muslim lecturing us about slavery.

Posted by: steevy at August 21, 2019 06:46 PM (l9mVC)

6 Lindybeige is a treasure.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2019 06:46 PM (HaecS)

7 Sorry man. Not really feeling this article. I mean, you hear of a time when the welfare class was put to productive work, you may as well claim Abe Lincoln rode a unicorn to his legal office.

The NYT thinks they can shame us into compliance, but rejecting it aggressively shows them the opposite is true.

Posted by: trev006 at August 21, 2019 06:46 PM (7Xefj)

8
The Economist: Our Utopia Will Be Delayed, Thanks To The Poor

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 06:47 PM (pKmEq)

9 So, sugar bad, but keto bad.

They'd prefer we starve, wouldn't they.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 21, 2019 06:47 PM (oVJmc)

10 When do moron standard time switch to being the same as central time.

Oh the husanity.

Posted by: teej at August 21, 2019 06:47 PM (/NSUP)

11 I like meat.

Posted by: Sparklypus at August 21, 2019 06:47 PM (Tnijr)

12 White gold
Screw Texas tea
Jed Clampett

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 06:47 PM (BbGew)

13 They ain't wrong about the sugar thing, it was hellish and there's way too much of that crap in our food. But the Keto thing and "F third world people" story? What the hell even?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (KZzsI)

14 No, really. They're against the world's poor having healthy food.

As long as they don't start taking the TastyKakes I don't care what they eat. Have as many burgers as you want, but stay away from my Butterscotch Krimpets and creme-filled coffee cakes!!!

*click* *click/click* *click* *clack* *click* *click* *bzzt*


I wanted to make sure everyone knew to keep their hands off the TastyKakes.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (EcqY2)

15 Sugar is nasty to harvest because the leaves will cut your skin open and the canes have to be hacked down close to rhe ground. It is hot backbreaking painful work.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (RFKtv)

16 Slavery is the oldest institution in human existence. This hand-wringing over the last days of a civilization moving beyond it is asinine.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (oVJmc)

17 *walks away*

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (QwmrN)

18 I shall make it a point to have some bacon this week, and some butter, and some sugar. (Actually I do all three most weeks, but now I have A Purpose.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (DHNlU)

19 Also bad: A healthy, vibrant economy. If we don't destroy the nation and its citizens, America is going to be in a bad shape.

Posted by: Bill Maher at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (6eEQ+)

20 Butter and bacon are good for you.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (NWiLs)

21 Starve a child. Save a tree.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (lwiT4)

22 Now that is, you know, based in fact. Sugar was one of the nastiest crops to harvest (I'm not sure why; it might just be due to the hot, wet conditions necessary for cane sugar cultivation), and as most free people did not want to do it, slaves were forced to work the sugar fields.

Sugar Fields >>> Salt Mines

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (EcqY2)

23 So where does the NYT stand on "brown sugar?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:50 PM (A/mD5)

24 Donald Trump's great-grandfather was a slave-trader and a sugar plantation owner and he raped all of the female slaves.

I have proof!

Posted by: Dan Rather at August 21, 2019 06:50 PM (wYseH)

25 Meat is bad. GMO crops that can help save millions are bad. These people are malthusian. And the malthusians are always wrong. Then again so is the media and elites, so it sort of fits.

Posted by: Flyguy at August 21, 2019 06:50 PM (v30M8)

26 Sugar is nasty to harvest because the leaves will cut your skin open and the canes have to be hacked down close to rhe ground. It is hot backbreaking painful work.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (RFKtv)


IIRC in Hawaii they burn sugar cane fields to harvest the sugar cane. Is that correct?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (A/mD5)

27 is this another movie critique thread?

'cause it's long as fvck

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (EOMoX)

28 mmmmm...bacon. I am so damn hungry now.

Posted by: IC at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (a0IVu)

29 No problem will ever be solved with the NYT around.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (RuIsu)

30 16 Slavery is the oldest institution in human existence. This hand-wringing over the last days of a civilization moving beyond it is asinine.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 21, 2019 06:49 PM (oVJmc)

It's all completely fake. The message is "Pay up, whitey," and it's worked to fatten up Beyonce's Prada purse while impoverishing the American industrial belt. Passion Plays for the American elite.

The first one to point this out might successfully primary Trump himself.

Posted by: trev006 at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (5IEUe)

31 []Slavery is not a white scourge; it's a human scourge. Throughout history, until very recent times, people took slaves whenever they had the power to do so.

Blaming whites alone for this is ahistorical and nothing more than racial political agitation.

Let's put it this way: the time period in which the world had no slaves is a tiny, tiny percentage of human history compared to the time period when people had slaves.

And the percentage of people who never owned slaves is a tiny tiny number compared to the percentage who did. Everywhere. Slavery was, for the bulk of human existence, the method of getting jobs you didn't want to do, done. Then, we had capitalism which hired people and paid them to do that. And finally now we have machines to do that crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (KZzsI)

32 A modest proposal: feed Economist "journalists" to the poor.

Win-win.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (A/mD5)

33 Those slaves in the picture are dressed better than the folks you see at Wally World.

Look more fit too.

Oh the horror, the horror.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 06:52 PM (Z+IKu)

34 Why date the start of slavery in 1619? It most assuredly did not start there.

And it didn't start in America, or even in Europe. It started long before Europe was well-settled by human beings.


The East African slave trade was started by muzzies ... and continued by muzzies long, long after the Europeans stopped.

But it's funny, leftists never mention muzzies when they talk about slavery and they never mention Indians when they talk about tobacco. Makes me chuckle, really.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:52 PM (EcqY2)

35 Hot, set conditions necessary for cane sugar cultivation?

Somebody better tell C & H to move there operation somewhere else.

Posted by: teej at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (/NSUP)

36 Starve a child. Save a tree.

apparently :/ Although greater CO2 in the atmosphere means happier trees...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (KZzsI)

37 Can we shut the nyt down to save trees or nah?

Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (MAstk)

38 Slave >>> Untouchable

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (EcqY2)

39 IIRC in Hawaii they burn sugar cane fields to harvest the sugar cane. Is that correct?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:51 PM (A/mD5)

They burn the cane fields after the harvest, IIRC from a friend living south of Baton Rouge, LA.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (q1Pj5)

40 At least the Somalis were on the right side of slavery - the slave-owning side!

Posted by: Ilhan! at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (I2/tG)

41 Eat moar Spam.

Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (v0R5T)

42 The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the "white gold" that fueled slavery. "It was the introduction of sugar slavery in the New World that changed everything," writes Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Listen to him, people. Nobody knows more about human rights than Muslims!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (A/mD5)

43 Christopher you forgot 1 religion that still to this day permits it

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (BbGew)

44 BTW: they make machines to harvest sugar cane these days.

they have for ~100 years, if the internet is to be believed.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2019 06:54 PM (EOMoX)

45 Slavery was a universal condition of existence until the modern era.

Posted by: Caliban at August 21, 2019 06:54 PM (QE8X6)

46 I feel like a slave every time I pay property tax.

Posted by: freaked at August 21, 2019 06:54 PM (Tnijr)

47 They burn the cane fields after the harvest, IIRC from a friend living south of Baton Rouge, LA.
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 06:53 PM (q1Pj5)


Ah, thank you. I used to live in Hawaii, and recalled the cane fields burning, but didn't know that that was after the harvest.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:54 PM (A/mD5)

48 Speaking of BS, I saw some blurbage pop up on Bing's newstape about Her Royal Highness, Cindy McCain, bitching about how there's no civility left in the Republican Party since her sainted husband passed away.

So much for dinner.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 21, 2019 06:54 PM (7s3Gx)

49 I meant West African ...



I hate when that happens.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:54 PM (EcqY2)

50 Does that mean we can stop sending aid to 3rd world countries?

You know, for global warming bullshit reasons?

Posted by: Kale at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (73Pwg)

51 I'm going to assume that the New York Times isn't going to discuss slavery among American Indian tribes - in some Pacific Northwest tribes, a third of the population was slaves.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (I2/tG)

52 Oh, shit, this turned out to be a slavery thread. I was going to rant about sugar.

Well, I will anyway because it's about the evils of Big Corn and protectionism.

We protect sugar in this country. That is there are import tariffs that price it out of competition from HFCS. This benefits a small number of interlocked families in Florida who grow sugar with near slave labor of imported Jamaicans.

It moved candy manufacturer Mars to Canada because while there are import duties on sugar there are not on candy made of sugar.

It means, of course, that we get that nasty slop in our Coca Cola when even Mexicans -- Mexicans!! -- get sugar in their Coke.

Big Corn gets protection because of the Iowa caucuses and we get get ethanol that destroys small motors, crappy Coke, and Florida slavery.

Free trade good. Tariffs bad.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (fuK7c)

53 Pygmy cannibals are destroying the planet.

Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (v0R5T)

54 Christopher you forgot 1 religion that still to this day permits it

Yeah, to the extent it still exists today its in Muslim dominated countries, and the sex trade.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (KZzsI)

55 46 I feel like a slave every time I pay property tax.
Posted by: freaked at August 21, 2019 06:54 PM (Tnijr)


Come to California, where we labor to support our betters, namely vagrants, the underclass, and illegal aliens. Nothing but the best for them!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (A/mD5)

56 Its All moot. Net neutrality will kill us all long before meat eating does.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:56 PM (X6Rqi)

57 They ain't wrong about the sugar thing, it was hellish and there's way too much of that crap in our food. But the Keto thing and "F third world people" story? What the hell even?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (KZzsI)

They can easily survive the third world stuff, but they may rue the day they set up against the liberals who love fad diets and a quadruple - latte sugar bomb coffee three times a day.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 06:56 PM (FTPn0)

58 This post has inspired me to put sugar on my bacon tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Caliban at August 21, 2019 06:56 PM (QE8X6)

59 If you lure a population so that you can pay them slave wages just to get their vote..........

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 06:56 PM (nRWPy)

60 24 Donald Trump's great-grandfather was a slave-trader and a sugar plantation owner and he raped all of the female slaves.
*****************
I hear he whipped the women just around midnight.

Posted by: Granddork at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (kR3UB)

61 I have found you can find
Happiness in slavery

Posted by: Trent Reznor at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (NWiLs)

62 25 Meat is bad. GMO crops that can help save millions are bad. These people are malthusian. And the malthusians are always wrong. Then again so is the media and elites, so it sort of fits.

Posted by: Flyguy at August 21, 2019 06:50 PM (v30M


The combined Bottom Line Position of the environmentalists and animal-rights advocates is: Every living creature EXCEPT HUMANS has a right to live and thrive.

Posted by: Gref at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (AMIL/)

63 Sugar Sugar, aw Honey Honey

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (q1Pj5)

64 Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (fuK7c)

HFCS: 55% fructose, 45% glucose.

Sucrose: 50% fructose, 50% glucose.

Pffft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (A/mD5)

65 They ain't wrong about the sugar thing, it was hellish and there's way too much of that crap in our food.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (KZzsI)


There's not enough sugar in our food.

You don't want yours? Give it to me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (EcqY2)

66 Come to California, where we labor to support our betters, namely vagrants, the underclass, and illegal aliens. Nothing but the best for them!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (A/mD5)

Yup.

Posted by: IC at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (a0IVu)

67 Com'on Ace. It's the left, Everything can be used for gross political purposes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (+0VWg)

68 The NYT knows Farrakhan loves to talk about The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, right? They sure they want to keep going down this road?

Posted by: trev006 at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (pGlzi)

69 52

That IS WHO WE ARE

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (X6Rqi)

70 Maybe we should send them tons of cigarettes so they don't live so long. It's not like we tried that before......

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (JUOKG)

71 Sugar beets.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (1g7ch)

72 Maybe they burn the cane after harvesting out there in LA, but normal people here in Palm Beach County burn before harvesting. The leaf litter burns off so the stalks mostly only remain.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (Jj+59)

73 ace, I would ask you to stomp yourself and go with the Appeals court decision on Electors vote.

I would email you but all my emails come back undeliverable.

We will always have the poor.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (TIDT7)

74 56 Its All moot. Net neutrality will kill us all long before meat eating does.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:56 PM (X6Rqi)


Besides that, we've only got 14 months - marked down from 12 years - to save the planet. We'll never make it.

So ... party!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (A/mD5)

75 Sugar Frosted Chocolate Bombs are kinda bland until you scoop some sugar on them, right Hobbes?

Posted by: Calvin, age 6 at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (q1Pj5)

76 Free trade good. Tariffs bad.


Chinese economic hegemony: worse

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 06:59 PM (786Ro)

77 Next thing you know, these liberals will be insisting that we send boxcars of Kaboom cereal to all those 3rd world children.

Posted by: CyberCipher at August 21, 2019 06:59 PM (Xawuy)

78 You have to remember that before the industrial revolution, wealth was pretty much determined by how many hands you had working for you, each being more or less interchangeable. The only way to get rich was via conquest and slavery if you didn't just happen to find a gold or silver mine.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 21, 2019 06:59 PM (yQpMk)

79 The corn syrup scare is bullcrap, but overall we consume insanely too much sugar in America, and its tucked into damn near everything. I've ranted about this before but its incredibly frustrating when you have health problems that require low sugar in your diet to have to read every label three times to make sure they didn't slip some sugar in there somewhere. Idiotic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:59 PM (KZzsI)

80 Same thing happened in Africa. The Portuguese and Spanish didn't start Black slavery in Africa. They came upon the trade that was already in action run by the Kings of the various tribes in the locale and the Arab/Muslim slave traders.

It was an up and running concern. Not at the level that could be reached when they started to colonize the various Islands of the Caribbean.

And of particular note is that slaves are mentioned quite often in the Bible. In fact they are mentioned in the first book. Egyptians were noted for enslaving folks. They enslaved the Nubians who lived up stream on the Nile. There's also records of slavery in Persia dating long long time ago.

That the media can get away with this is the fact that the Democrats/left have purposely dumbed down our educational "system" to produce citizens who can barely write and know little of this country's history let alone Ancient History.

It's almost as if they have a plan.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 06:59 PM (cxIsI)

81 Sugar is nasty to harvest because the leaves will cut your skin open and
the canes have to be hacked down close to rhe ground. It is hot
backbreaking painful work.

With snakes and rats living in there too.

Posted by: Abzod at August 21, 2019 06:59 PM (dHzE8)

82 We will always have the poor.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (TIDT7)


Despite all our programs and other efforts, the bottom 20% of the population is still in the bottom 20%.

We MUST try harder! Raise taxes, and vote Democrat. It's the only solution.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (A/mD5)

83 >>>73 ace, I would ask you to stomp yourself and go with the Appeals court decision on Electors vote.

i'll post about it later but I'm not stomping this post for it.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (PbpT7)

84 1619 is a dumb choice, one only an academic could love. Even if you restrict the field to the New World, Spain kicked off slavery in it's holdings early in the 1500's. In fact they were the ones who first started transporting black Africans over to work their plantations. The Spanish tried enslaving the indigenous Indians they found first (it of course would have made more sense to use the people who were already there) but due to disease and lack of physical endurance, the Spaniards managed to kill off almost all of their native populations with their attempts. (in places like Puerto Rico, their may no descendants of the original inhabitants left)

The Spaniards found that Central Africans were the only people with the physical prowess and the heat tolerance to be able to survive the harsh working conditions, and that's how they started being transported to the new world. Eventually growers in the southern English colonies picked up on what the Spanish had already been doing for a century or so.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (Kpl3J)

85 Maybe they burn the cane after harvesting out there
in LA, but normal people here in Palm Beach County burn before
harvesting. The leaf litter burns off so the stalks mostly only remain.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (Jj+59)

I could be wrong about after. It's rare, but it does happen.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (q1Pj5)

86 >>IIRC in Hawaii they burn sugar cane fields to harvest the sugar cane. Is that correct?

In Puerto Rico too.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (ZLI7S)

87 With snakes and rats living in there too.
Posted by: Abzod at August 21, 2019 06:59 PM (dHzE


In Hawaii it's mongooses and bufo toads. But, same difference.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (A/mD5)

88 The NYT knows Farrakhan loves to talk about The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, right?

"We know what it is"
--Illinois Nazis

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (KZzsI)

89 Muslims still have slaves.

Why is this not an issue?

/also, why are feminists OK with muslims lopping of girl's clits?

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (AkkRZ)

90 Sugar is in everything making us obese as a society. So I would shed no tears if Big Sugar were taken down.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (X6Rqi)

91 All of us have ancestors that were slaves. We also have ancestors that were slave-owners.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (5fSr7)

92 Earth Goddess Maia? Totally would.

*looks around*

What?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (t+qrx)

93 Maybe they burn the cane after harvesting out there
in LA, but normal people here in Palm Beach County burn before
harvesting. The leaf litter burns off so the stalks mostly only remain.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at August 21, 2019 06:58 PM (Jj+59)


OK, now that's what I'd thought. But I was a kid then, and didn't know ... anything, really.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (A/mD5)

94 When I saw Al Sharpton dancing around on Sunday celebrating Harlem Week, I was sure he'd end up on a plate of chicken legs, battered and served up with hot sauce.

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (kLDv+)

95 >>>The corn syrup scare is bullcrap, but overall we consume insanely too much sugar in America, and its tucked into damn near everything. I've ranted about this before but its incredibly frustrating when you have health problems that require low sugar in your diet to have to read every label three times to make sure they didn't slip some sugar in there somewhere. Idiotic.

It's not idiotic, it's corrupt. The government does the bidding of the Sugar industry. It has for a century.

The FDA permits them to use other words for "sugar" because the sugar industry asks them to do so.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (PbpT7)

96 I wonder if Ace posted this to piss himself off enough to get back on keto and regain those gainzzz

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (786Ro)

97 Willowed/OT but quick:


I missed it - WTF is Trump on about WRT American car companies and cars
that cost $3K more than they should?? Trumpentwatters has 2 items on
this.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:02 PM (QDnY+)

98 >>90 Sugar is in everything making us obese as a society. So I would shed no tears if Big Sugar were taken down.


he's not wrong

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:02 PM (PbpT7)

99 I can't wait until some PETA clowns show up in south central LA and starting throwing red paint on the residents to shame them for eating meat.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 21, 2019 07:02 PM (HmZuC)

100 Slavery is not a white scourge, it's a human scourge.

Ok, that is the best line you've written in quite some time.

Posted by: teej at August 21, 2019 07:02 PM (/NSUP)

101 The FDA permits them to use other words for "sugar" because the sugar industry asks them to do so.

Its odd to me how much power certain ag concerns have. Like the incredibly strict rules over different milk products or the corn ethanol subsidies.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (KZzsI)

102 >>>96 I wonder if Ace posted this to piss himself off enough to get back on keto and regain those gainzzz

nah but I am fasting today.

i'm pretty keto though. But sometimes, I'll make a keto thing that's tasty, and I'll eat too much of it in a day.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (PbpT7)

103 Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (fuK7c)

OT-Not to drive you nuts, but how's the househunting going? I am not going to be on the board for a while after today, so I will be keeping you in prayer for a house and the success of your job. I think you would be a good energetic, engaging teacher. Just be patient with the middle schoolers. if you haven't had any dealing with them since your sons were young they are like the girl with the little curl in the middle of her forehead. Can be great! can be dreadful. I say this from teaching theatre to that age and from doing Confirmation with them over many years. I figured, even though you're not a Christian you wouldn't mind prayers of people of faith of good will. I think you've said as much on the board.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (+0VWg)

104 90 Sugar is in everything making us obese as a society. So I would shed no tears if Big Sugar were taken down.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (X6Rqi)


Sugar isn't the problem. Over-eating is the problem. If sugar were gone tomorrow, people would over-eat something else. Obesity is a function of having a wealthy society with cheap food and lots of labor-saving devices. I doubt it really has much to do with the nature of the food.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (A/mD5)

105 Its the difference between the liberals wanting to 'Save the Earth' and conservatives wanting to 'Save the World'.

Another way to look at it is liberals want to save the environment, conservatives want to save people.

Posted by: squeakywheel at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (TpZ98)

106 ace, appreciate the reply. I just got a little jumpy here.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (TIDT7)

107
i'll post about it later but I'm not stomping this post for it.


Remember the scene on the beach in Rocky III when Rocky was being lazy and
Apollo had to straighten him out? Rocky said he'd run tomorrow.

Apollo yelled back THERE IS NO TOMORROW!


Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (pKmEq)

108 >>>73 ace, I would ask you to stomp yourself and go with the Appeals court decision on Electors vote.

i'll post about it later but I'm not stomping this post for it.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (PbpT7)


It was the correct decision, anyway.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (EcqY2)

109 lol, you know, should note that the indentured hottie immigrant thing is not slavery, it would be legal and monitored by the department of agriculture with regular home visits.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (HALdu)

110 Wasn't there some kind of disturbance that happened, back in the 18th century, kinda tied up with all this slavery stuff? Put an end to it, had lots of other impacts on the country's history?


Can't recall, know there was something, war or the like.


Wonder if the NYT will get around to that one.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (QDnY+)

111 Without sugarcane there would be no rum.

Let's not get hasty.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (ZLI7S)

112 this is as important as the electors decision.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (HALdu)

113 I had a landlord used to hit me up for a joint when he came around for the rent. Lucky I made it out of Pittsburgh alive.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (FhXTo)

114 I'm sure that it won't take the New York Times long to trot out the theory, recently popularized by Ta-Nehisi Coates, that all wealth in the United States exists because black people were and are brutally oppressed. (This has been a belief among black nationalists for decades.)

You have a nice house and a nice car? You only have these things because the faces of black people have been ground into the dirt for centuries. This is why reparations are required.

There may be a few holes in the theory - it is unclear how oppressing 12% of the population made 88% of the population wealthy. It also doesn't explain Canada, which is about as affluent as the United States, despite a relative lack of black people to oppress, and doesn't explain that the Intermountain West is about as affluent as the rest of the country, again without a large number lack of black people to oppress.

No matter - I'm sure this won't stop the NYT.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (I2/tG)

115 >>>Sugar isn't the problem. Over-eating is the problem. If sugar were gone tomorrow, people would over-eat something else

you know, they've tested this proposition.

You might want to test it too.

Try overeating ice cream vs. overeating salmon.

Guess which one you'll have a hard time overeating, and which one you'll find it very, very easy to overeat?

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (PbpT7)

116 I have to study the label on freaking TOMATO SAUCE before buying it, because they put sugar in it. Several kinds, no less. This isn't personal choice, its really bad for me and my diabetic brother could go into a coma and freaking die if we get too much sugar.

They shoehorn that crap into everything, no matter how unreasonable, like mayonnaise and anti-diarrhea medicine.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (KZzsI)

117 Joe Stalin totally solved the poor-people-want-to-eat problem in Ukraine in '32 - '33.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (+y/Ru)

118 "Sugar was one of the nastiest crops to harvest (I'm not sure why; it might just be due to the hot, wet conditions necessary for cane sugar cultivation), and as most free people did not want to do it, slaves were forced to work the sugar fields."

Not just harvest, refining was pretty terrible too.

For what that's worth, which yeah, as regards early 21st century United States politics, is very very little.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (t+qrx)

119 Slavery in the Muslim world ebbs and flows with where they stand in ruling a country, when they are on top it will come back full force.

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (BbGew)

120 >>>111 Without sugarcane there would be no rum.

THERE'S NO RUM?

Posted by: Jack Sparrow at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (PbpT7)

121 Sugar isn't the problem. Over-eating is the problem.

That's not entirely false but the sugar has a definite metabolic effect that, say, lettuce does not. Sugar stores in your body, it is turned into fat.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (KZzsI)

122 It was the correct decision, anyway.


As long as the threat of being burned alive for voting against your citizens remains a real thing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (yQpMk)

123 The NYT knows Farrakhan loves to talk about The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, right?

"We know what it is"
--Illinois Nazis


"The Jew is using the Black as muscle against you!"

Posted by: Head Illinois Nazi at August 21, 2019 07:06 PM (7s3Gx)

124 osted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 07:00 PM (Kpl3J)

Portuguese, too.

In fact, they may have been the first in African slave trade. I don't recall, but they were certainly in on it early.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:06 PM (A/mD5)

125
Try overeating ice cream vs. overeating salmon.


Guess which one you'll have a hard time overeating, and which one you'll find it very, very easy to overeat?




(gazes down at bowl with large, adoring eyes.)

I love you ice cream.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 07:06 PM (AkkRZ)

126 Refined sugar gives me energy and maximum labor output.

In a physical labor job , I burn it all.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:06 PM (TIDT7)

127 >>>121 Sugar isn't the problem. Over-eating is the problem.

That's not entirely false but the sugar has a definite metabolic effect that, say, lettuce does not. Sugar stores in your body, it is turned into fat.

...

I mean, if someone's full, they will refuse your offer of "How about a pork chop?"

They'll feel a visceral (pun intended) aversion to eating a pork chop when they're full.


But they'll probably say yes to a high carb desert.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (PbpT7)

128 I love you ice cream.
Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 07:06 PM (AkkRZ)


*nods smugly*

Posted by: MSU Dairy Store at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (t+qrx)

129 I think they chose 1619 because "1619" is short and easy to remember.

The whole project isn't to address slavery per se but to delegitimize America per se. America has been stained by this sin from the beginning, you see, so everything that followed - individual liberty, constitution, free markets, self-governance, consent of the governed - is sinful and illegitimate.

It's an agitprop project. If you try to counter it with historical arguments about slavery's universality, it'll just slide off their backs.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (786Ro)

130 >>> Over-eating is the problem.


So is declining physical activity. We have a society affluent enough where most of us never need to do physical labor to make a living, let alone put food on the table.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (HmZuC)

131 Long as we're at it, what was the decision on the Electors?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (7s3Gx)

132 More poor people are eating meat around the world. That means they will live longer, healthier lives, but it is bad news for the environment.

-
This is exactly why the El Paso shooter took matters into his own hands.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (+y/Ru)

133 Pre-revolution Haiti was full of black slave owners. Heck Toussaint Louverture, the "Father of the Haitian Revolution" had been both a slave-driver and a slave owner.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (BJKQV)

134 It's before cane is harvested, the mechanized harvesterers then cut the cane into billets to be delivered to the sugar mills.

Posted by: John bishop at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (N4z2w)

135 Never saw a cane field until I left home. But saw plenty of tobacco fields, up close.

Damn - that was hard work.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (P4GTk)

136 Sugar isn't the problem. Over-eating is the problem. If sugar were gone tomorrow, people would over-eat something else. Obesity is a function of having a wealthy society with cheap food and lots of labor-saving devices. I doubt it really has much to do with the nature of the food.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:03 PM (A/mD5)

I saw a jar of pickles ingredients once and there was sugar in it. Thats when I started consciously looking for the products with only ingredients that made sense.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (X6Rqi)

137 I have to study the label on freaking TOMATO SAUCE before buying it, because they put sugar in it.


Only one variety of Hunts Spagetti sauce doesn't have HFCS in it.

That one has sugar.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (yQpMk)

138 Without sugarcane there would be no rum.

Let's not get hasty.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (ZLI7S)


Rum is awful.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (EcqY2)

139 you know, should note that the indentured hottie immigrant thing is not slavery, it would be legal and monitored by the department of agriculture with regular home visits.

Well, its a kind of slavery, but it is a gentle and productive sort. When done right, it teaches a trade and enables people who would otherwise never be able to, to accomplish things like immigrate to the United States. I think reinstating it would be a good thing to attempt, at least.

Want to pay off your college debt? OK you work for room and board here until you pay it off, while learning a trade that will actually be useful instead of that degree in Swahili Feminism

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (KZzsI)

140 I hear he whipped the women just around midnight.

No, no, no, after midnight.

That's when we let it all hang down, cause talk and suspicion, give an exhibition, and find out what it's all about!

Posted by: E. Clapton at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (XuBZu)

141 I'm convinced the adding of sugar, corn sweetener to everything has the most to do with the country's weight problem.

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (BbGew)

142 Salmon ice cream FTW!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (NWiLs)

143 Dat booger sugar tho.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (QwmrN)

144
The "Battelbots videos" disappearing;

I'm assuming from the article that hey weren't "banned" by a person. They were identified by a computer program that automatically deleted them. Someone wrote some code that was uleased on the world without understanding how "well" it worked. This is what will be happening to people soon.

Posted by: pawn at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (PveK5)

145 >>>133 Pre-revolution Haiti was full of black slave owners. Heck Toussaint Louverture, the "Father of the Haitian Revolution" had been both a slave-driver and a slave owner.

on that, I read a book by an American trying to get certified to be a teacher of English in France.

She noted that the French history books talked all about American slavery, but for some reason completely skipped over slavery in French colonies like Haiti.

Just completely slipped their minds (in edition after edition)!

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (PbpT7)

146 131

Decision was electors can vote for anyone they want regardless of how the votes of their state voted.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (X6Rqi)

147 >>Rum is awful.

Good. More for me.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (ZLI7S)

148 > Listen to him, people. Nobody knows more about human rights than Muslims!

Ask him what happened to all the African slaves that were imported into the Arabian peninsula.

I mean, we still have the descendants of slaves living in the United States. Brazil has plenty. Every other European colony that had African slaves has plenty.

But there are virtually none left in the Arab lands, despite the fact that they were importing zillions of them over a much longer period than the Europeans did.

Curious, isn't it?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (cB5if)

149 More poor people are eating meat around the world. That means they will
live longer, healthier lives, but here's why that's a bad thing.......

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (lwiT4)

150 You selfish proles need to eat your oatmeal w/o butter or sugar and stop eating so much meat. If you'd get yourselves down to a proper serf weight you wouldn't have to whine about 82F being too hot for sleeping.

*idiots like the Economist writers who fancy themselves in an elite class with exceptions to the prole rules.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (eASYU)

151 Say "sixteen nineteen" out loud to yourself. It has a catchy cadence.

It's the "Remember the Alamo" of Intersectionality. Look for the project to tie everything we have, everything we know.

Of course it's going to fail, but lefties gotta lefty.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (786Ro)

152 . They're against the world's poor having healthy food.

******

But as Joe Biden reminds us, poor people can eat just as much as white people.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (mvenn)

153 Try overeating ice cream vs. overeating salmon.

Guess which one you'll have a hard time overeating, and which one you'll find it very, very easy to overeat?

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:04 PM (PbpT7)


What's the point?

Lots of people overeat bread. Big whoop. Overeating is a problem the person has, not one the food causes. Sugary foods don't force themselves into anyone's mouth.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (EcqY2)

154 >> as most free people did not want to do it


This is not really true, or at least not the whole truth. In the 18th and 19th century it was understood ( rightly and wrongly for complex reasons) that Africans were better suited to working in very hot conditions than Europeans. The sun and skin color is a part of it, but resistance (built up and genetic) to malaria was a big part of it.

It's not that Europeans wouldn't do those jobs, but certainly free people would not travel to the jungle to do them since for most of them it would have been a sure death from disease.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (LWu6U)

155
You know how Reagan's CIA introduced Crack in the black neighborhoods to keep
the black man down?

He also put McDonaldses in black neighborrhoods to keep the black man fat and slow.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:09 PM (pKmEq)

156 141

#MeToo

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (X6Rqi)

157 Oops, I got it wrong. HRM McCain was saying there was no "voice of *reason*" left in the Republican Party.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (7s3Gx)

158 you know you have to think some of this makes sense, when the scientists and engineers from africa were forced to workd in the fields of the south it served to simultaneously deprive africa of its best and brightest and then make it impossible to share their learning with their future generations here.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (HALdu)

159 >>>137 I have to study the label on freaking TOMATO SAUCE before buying it, because they put sugar in it.


Only one variety of Hunts Spagetti sauce doesn't have HFCS in it.

That one has sugar.

...

Rao's has either no added sugar or very little. It's good, and it's in most groceries now.

Amazon sells one called Yo Mama sauce, which also has no/very little added sugar.

Obviously tomatoes have sugar that can't be avoided.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (PbpT7)

160 They eat all meat in China, dog, snake, rat ... but there is not enough. And now (iirc a morning link by JJ) China has a pig disease, really bad, like Ebola for pigs, they said. That is why they are buying fewer soybeans, half as many pigs to feed.

The war against GMOs and the war against cheap energy will kill the billion or more that "global warming" would only help (because their warming war is really a tax scam against cheap energy).


Meanwhile in America, meatless Monday and Michelle's retarded lunch program are their own brain drain on students, as if the commie teachers were already frying the kid's brains with commie core. War on kids.

Then we get the (fake) war on white supremacy, which advances incompetents based solely on skin color quotas, and dismisses others from criminal prosecution based on disparate impact. Yes we do have a racism problem, but it is the weapon of the globalist cabal used against our Liberty.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (Cus5s)

161 >>Pre-revolution Haiti was full of black slave owners. Heck Toussaint Louverture, the "Father of the Haitian Revolution" had been both a slave-driver and a slave owner.

Slaves were everywhere in the Caribbean as far back as the 1600s. All that sugarcane wasn't going to harvest itself.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (ZLI7S)

162 So is declining physical activity.

Yeah like Ben Had said, if you have the right kind of physical exertion, you can burn it all off and you'll be fine. The amount of calories those big time weight lifters eat each meal is terrifying, but they USE IT ALL.

Americans eat like we're laboring over crops by hand all day long, and sit in an office all day instead. Those num nums we drink 3 times a day from Starbucks wouldn't matter as much if we worked it off. But we don't.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (KZzsI)

163 "The Jew is using the Black as muscle against you!"
Posted by: Head Illinois Nazi at August 21, 2019 07:06 PM (7s3Gx)

I've always loved you.

Posted by: First Lieutenant Illinois Nazi at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (BJKQV)

164 I'm on a high protein/low calorie diet (not as a diet-diet, but as what I usually eat), and that makes it impossible to eat at least 60% of what is on grocery store shelves due to added sugar. It's astounding what it's in and how much of it is there. Gotta be one of the big causes of the current obesity problem.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (H5knJ)

165 I think they chose 1619 because "1619" is short and easy to remember.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (786Ro)


They chose "1619" for the "69".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (EcqY2)

166 Amazing that they bother to saying eating meat is healthful. They've spent years saying the opposite.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (nRWPy)

167 "The Jew is using the Black as muscle against you!"

Posted by: Head Illinois Nazi at August 21, 2019 07:06 PM (7s3Gx)

"The Jew enslaved us out of proportion to their numbers!"
- Head Illinois Nation of Islam leader, probably. Definitely false.

If Jake Silverstein wants to incite ethnic tension for fun and profit, he should be reminded that white nationalists could easily do the same. And then ask why white and Jewish scholars are trusted to debunk the black man's work.

Any skilled demagogue can see the chance.

Posted by: trev006 at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (pGlzi)

168 That's not entirely false but the sugar has a definite metabolic effect that, say, lettuce does not. Sugar stores in your body, it is turned into fat.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:05 PM (KZzsI)


Excess calories are turned into fat, regardless of the source of those calories.

Recall that fat, a triacyl glyceride, is a lipid (i.e., a highly reduced compound, not far off of being a hydrocarbon), whereas sugar is a carbohydrate (i.e., of the empirical formula (CH2O)n), so producing fat from sugar requires a lot of biosynthetic activity to reduce a carbohydrate to a fat. (Think making gasoline from sugar, to a crude approximation.)

The difference between sugar and lettuce is that there are virtually no calories (or nutrients, for that matter) in lettuce. It's basically water. You'd have to eat a ton of it to get the requisite caloric intake for any physical activity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (A/mD5)

169 JackStraw, correction- More for US.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (TIDT7)

170 Duh, meant 19th century, not 18th.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (QDnY+)

171 Sugar is in everything making us obese as a society. So I would shed no tears if Big Sugar were taken down.


he's not wrong

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Sugar, the other white powder.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (+y/Ru)

172 >>>164 I'm on a high protein/low calorie diet (not as a diet-diet, but as what I usually eat), and that makes it impossible to eat at least 60% of what is on grocery store shelves due to added sugar. It's astounding what it's in and how much of it is there. Gotta be one of the big causes of the current obesity problem.

yeah, it's for this reason that anyone who goes keto/LCHF has to cook for themselves most of the time.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (PbpT7)

173 Lots of people overeat bread. Big whoop.

.....

What if I told you most Bread sold in america has sugar added?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (X6Rqi)

174

Decision was electors can vote for anyone they want regardless of how the votes of their state voted.

That's retarded, sir.
That means an "Elector" can DISENFRANCHISE the voting majority at his/her whimsy.


Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (pKmEq)

175 By now wiki article on John Casor should be completely corrupted.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (1g7ch)

176 I have a balanced diet of paste and window licking for dessert.

Posted by: Biden at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (MAstk)

177 AG Barr says the investigation into Epstein's death is delayed due to uncooperative witnesses.

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1164311467040002049

Posted by: IrishEi at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (sGotD)

178 Jeesh, todays news has been The Laff Riot That Never Ends, right ?

And yet, #StillNotTiredOfWinning!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (XNDy+)

179 But there are virtually none left in the Arab lands, despite the fact that they were importing zillions of them over a much longer period than the Europeans did.

"We found that if you castrated the males and put the women into hareems in which the children were slain, it kept the population down, effendi"
--Ali bin Muhammad al'Muhammed

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (KZzsI)

180 Well, its a kind of slavery, but it is a gentle and productive sort. When done right, it teaches a trade and enables people who would otherwise never be able to, to accomplish things like immigrate to the United States. I think reinstating it would be a good thing to attempt, at least.

Want to pay off your college debt? OK you work for room and board here until you pay it off, while learning a trade that will actually be useful instead of that degree in Swahili Feminism
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at A




well they learn valuable things, like how to iron and clean.

how many feminists have scrupulously avoided learning things which are more valuable and useful than the diplomas they paid hundreds of thousands for.

by the way, when it comes to ironing, I will put a crease in a shirt you could shave with.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (HALdu)

181 Added sugar AND "natural" (eyeroll) and a diet high in grains and starches are the reasons for insulin resistance and obesity.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (nRWPy)

182 Say "sixteen nineteen" out loud to yourself. It has a catchy cadence.

**********


♫ ♪ ♫

In sixteen nineteen
We took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson
On a mighty slaving ship

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (mvenn)

183 I'm convinced the adding of sugar, corn sweetener to everything has the most to do with the country's weight problem.
Posted by: Skip

And TV

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (yIJFm)

184 When everything is a problem...

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (RuIsu)

185 But there are virtually none left in the Arab lands, despite the fact that they were importing zillions of them over a much longer period than the Europeans did.

Well, when you castrate all of your male slaves, it does cut down on the reproduction rate.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 07:13 PM (I2/tG)

186 Sugar and other carbs make you crave more. They are exactly the reason for overeating.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 21, 2019 07:13 PM (6/uwW)

187 I buy my Bluebell in the sleeves of a dozen cups. that way I don't eat it a pint at a time out of the half gallon carton.*



*the more you know

Posted by: x at August 21, 2019 07:13 PM (nFwvY)

188 Decision was electors can vote for anyone they want regardless of how the votes of their state voted.

Much appreciated...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 21, 2019 07:13 PM (7s3Gx)

189 16 gets you 19.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:13 PM (QwmrN)

190 *nods smugly*

Posted by: MSU Dairy Store at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (t+qrx)


Yes, an ag college not too far had a dairy store.
The cream, the ice cream, the milk, I had forgotten.
It was the best.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (tyEy7)

191 >>>Excess calories are turned into fat, regardless of the source of those calories.

technically true but so simplified and missing important points as to be "false" in the gestalt.

If there was a type of food that, let's say, caused your body to overproduce insulin and thus begin fat storage before the nutrition even had a chance to be used for movement or other biological functions, well, that food would make a lot more "excess" calories than would, for example, four eggs.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (PbpT7)

192 Yeah like Ben Had said, if you have the right kind of physical exertion, you can burn it all off and you'll be fine. The amount of calories those big time weight lifters eat each meal is terrifying, but they USE IT ALL.

Americans eat like we're laboring over crops by hand all day long, and sit in an office all day instead. Those num nums we drink 3 times a day from Starbucks wouldn't matter as much if we worked it off. But we don't.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:10 PM (KZzsI)


You see this daily in California with the Mexicans. Mexican men engage in hard physical labor, and are virtually never overweight.

The mamacitas and los ninos are often hugely overweight, because they eat like dad, but don't do hardly anything physical.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (A/mD5)

193 GTFO and STFU about wal-mart people. Thats jus a virtue signal about how fuck superior you are. Grrrrrrrrr. The hate on wal-mart people gets fucking old.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (0OmEj)

194 Big Sugar stole my lunch money and gave me diabetes.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (sN9mD)

195 But they'll probably say yes to a high carb desert.

Or mmpflfpm because I'm already eating a cookie.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (FhXTo)

196 Just because I freebase sugar does not make me a bad person. Fat, yes, but not bad.

H8rs!!

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (TDEu0)

197 No sugar tonight in my coffee. No sugar tonight in my tea.
Some Canardian said that.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (RuIsu)

198 Excess calories are turned into fat, regardless of the source of those calories.

Again, while true, misleading. Sugar is very quickly broken down into fat. Other materials are more difficult (that is, they take more energy, and hence result in less stored energy). This is the secret of carbohydrates that some don't seem to grok: the more complex, the less troublesome they are. Potatoes take longer than oranges, which take longer than honey, which takes longer than a spoonfull of cane sugar. Each process uses energy, burning calories in your body, and resulting in less overall increased storage.

That's why vegans tend to be emaciated, because they're burning so much energy to break down the food they eat that little reaches their system to be used and stored.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (KZzsI)

199 >>>181 Added sugar AND "natural" (eyeroll) and a diet high in grains and starches are the reasons for insulin resistance and obesity.


I like to imagine the people continuing to echo Michelle Obama's "Eat Less, Move More" and "Calories In Calories Out" as Japanese soldiers still defending a lost island in 2019.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (PbpT7)

200 I both shop at walMart and generally dislike WalMart people.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (X6Rqi)

201 I think they chose 1619 because "1619" is short and easy to remember.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 07:07 PM (786Ro)

They chose "1619" for the "69".
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:11 PM (EcqY2)


Quadricentennial of 69.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (1g7ch)

202 I figured, even though you're not a Christian you wouldn't mind prayers of people of faith of good will.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Thank you, Fen. Of course I appreciate good thoughts and well wishes.

We'll be sort of neighbors when I find a place to pitch a tent. My real e-mail is in my nic if you want to say hi.

I hope your hiatus is healing and productive.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (fuK7c)

203 > my diabetic brother could go into a coma and freaking die if we get too much sugar.


Diabetic coma (severe hypoglycemia) occurs when you don't have ENOUGH sugar (for instance, by taking too much insulin). It's sudden and serious. The treatment for it is... ingesting sugar (or getting it IV if the patient is unconscious).

Getting too much sugar (hyperglycemia) also causes severe health consequences, but usually develops over a period of days to weeks.

If you're around someone with diabetes, recommend that you learn to distinguish the symptoms of the two, so as not to make an existing problem worse.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:16 PM (cB5if)

204 ♫ ♪ ♫

In sixteen nineteen
We took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson
On a mighty slaving ship
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 07:12 PM (mvenn)


Holy effin' lol

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:16 PM (t+qrx)

205 That means an "Elector" can DISENFRANCHISE the voting majority at his/her whimsy.



Yes, but it shouldn't be on a whim. Suppose that between the election and the inauguration it is discovered that the winning candidate was a child murdering secret selling traitor? I would hope that the electors would refuse to seat them. The trick is that overruling the electorate needs to be done with the electorate's approval or you and your entire family are burned to death.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 21, 2019 07:16 PM (yQpMk)

206 My mother had me in her mid-40s and she was born in 1921 (still going strong, btw) but, because of that she insisted I learn to iron and sew enough to hem a skirt or pants. NO ONE I know can do that, it's not even hard. She was a military wife so she also taught me to paint, caulk, edge a lawn, jump a car, and refinish furniture. I'm stunned none of my contemporaries can do any of those.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:16 PM (nRWPy)

207 I have never seen an emaciated vegan.

Not even a thin one.

Posted by: squeakywheel at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (TpZ98)

208 All this sugar talk, think I'll go get some ice cream

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (BbGew)

209 Go ahead, take sugar out of everything. Hope you like the taste of cardboard.

Skip, every blueberry you eat has natural sugar.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (TIDT7)

210 I suppose if the Dems ever do get around to forcing reparations onto the Country, the recipients will probably be barred from using the money to purchase meat and other items they deem to not be politically correct.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (tVQUs)

211 if SCOTUS agrees with this ruling, then the scheme the Dem States have contrived to use only the popular vote as the means of electing a President may pass muster.

That said I think they might agree with the ruling as that's laid out in the Constitution. but then disagree that the states can pass a law saying that the electors have to do what they're told.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (cxIsI)

212

I hate Costco people.

Costcos are the hives of scum and villainy.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (IkqSn)

213 > "We found that if you castrated the males and put the women into hareems in which the children were slain, it kept the population down, effendi"

Bingo.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (cB5if)

214 Decision was electors can vote for anyone they want regardless of how the votes of their state voted.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:08 PM (X6Rqi)


Which was always the case. ALWAYS. Electors were meant to be totally independent agents. That was a safeguard.

States don't have one set of electors and then tell them how to vote. Each candidate has a slate of electors and the voters vote for the elector lists. If there is a bad elector in the list that is generally the candidate's fault.

In the lefty anti-Constitutional popular vote crap, they are trying to have states send the wrong electors! - i.e. the voting in the state has nothing to do with the actual elector lists. If a state thinks that it can send any electors and force them to vote any way it wants .... that is wrong and so very, very, very un-Constitutional.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (EcqY2)

215 Begun the Bacon War has.

Posted by: Yodeler at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (PtTcP)

216 If we eliminate all the rich vegan/vegetarians, then the world will have enough room for poor meat eaters, and we'll save the environment. Win-Win.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (ABjxW)

217 If there was a type of food that, let's say, caused your body to overproduce insulin and thus begin fat storage before the nutrition even had a chance to be used for movement or other biological functions

Sorry, no sale. The major fuel for sustained aerobic activity: fat.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (A/mD5)

218 Fuck the planet.

Posted by: guy who really likes holes at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (Fh/0r)

219 The hate on wal-mart people gets fucking old.

Yeah I sometimes think of doing a website where I put pictures of the gorgeous girls and slim people I see in Wal*Mart EVERY TIME I AM IN ONE. I could compare that to the heaving trolls I have seen in places like Macys or Target.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (KZzsI)

220

The trick is that overruling the electorate needs to be done with the electorate's approval or you and your entire family are burned to death.

Agreed.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (IkqSn)

221 >>>208 All this sugar talk, think I'll go get some ice cream

You can make sugar-free ice cream.

I got all the stuff to do it but then I didn't. Apparently you have to cook the cream (I think what they want you to cook is really the eggs, due to salmonella fears) and I just haven't felt like doing that.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:18 PM (PbpT7)

222 Why are Americans or the white race or whatever guilty of the sin of slavery committed before the US was a country by people that we aren't even related yet Obama isn't guilty of the same sin when it was his own ancestors committing it?

Posted by: First Lieutenant Illinois Nazi at August 21, 2019 07:18 PM (BJKQV)

223 212

I hate Costco people.

Costcos are the hives of scum and villainy.
Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (IkqSn

They have three separate aisles for rum, sodomy and the lash.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2019 07:18 PM (ABjxW)

224 That's why vegans tend to be emaciated, because they're burning so much energy to break down the food they eat that little reaches their system to be used and stored.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (KZzsI)

Yup....I never met a vegan/vegetarian/food nazi that was healthy and robust looking.

The ones I know or knew were always sick with something too more often.

Eat a hot dog once in awhile for crying out loud.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 07:18 PM (Z+IKu)

225 207 I have never seen an emaciated vegan.

Not even a thin one.
Posted by: squeakywheel at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (TpZ9


C'mon, they can't be THAT skinny. Maybe they were turned sideways.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:18 PM (A/mD5)

226 >>>Sorry, no sale. The major fuel for sustained aerobic activity: fat.


okay, lol.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:19 PM (PbpT7)

227 why is the elector ruling so hard for so many to understand?

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 07:19 PM (HALdu)

228 Go ahead, take sugar out of everything. Hope you like the taste of cardboard.

I'm fond of avoiding extremes. Sugar where it belongs (cookies, jam, etc), and not where it does not belong. Don't add sugar to foods where it isn't supposed to be.

Did I mention freaking MAYONNAISE????

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:19 PM (KZzsI)

229 215 Begun the Bacon War has.
Posted by: Yodeler at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (PtTcP)

It's a natural sexual lube.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:19 PM (QwmrN)

230 I like to imagine the people continuing to echo Michelle Obama's "Eat Less, Move More" and "Calories In Calories Out" as Japanese soldiers still defending a lost island in 2019.
Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (PbpT7)


Hang on, what are you saying about "calories in, calories out"? That it's pseudoscience? I might be misunderstanding here.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:19 PM (t+qrx)

231 In Brazil in the late 8Os, gas stations smelled sweet, from the cane-based gasohol. Was nice. I assume as an oil self-sufficient country now they've shit-canned that nonsense, but shamefully I do not know.


The aromas were not nearly as great as a Japanese train station, which often smell like you're inside a great bakery in Paris, Quebec City, or TPHCM [Saigon].

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:19 PM (QDnY+)

232 210 I suppose if the Dems ever do get around to forcing reparations onto the Country, the recipients will probably be barred from using the money to purchase meat and other items they deem to not be politically correct.
Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (tVQUs)


The only purchase allowed: dehydrated water. It's green!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:19 PM (A/mD5)

233
Rao's has either no added sugar or very little. It's good, and it's in most groceries now.

Amazon sells one called Yo Mama sauce, which also has no/very little added sugar.

Obviously tomatoes have sugar that can't be avoided.

Posted by: ace


Rao's is $8 a jar. Fuck that noise.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (DrqHq)

234 LOL a muslim lecturing us about slavery.
Posted by: steevy at August 21

****

This.
I almost snorted my beer thru my nose.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (yhYmR)

235 Try overeating ice cream vs. overeating salmon.

Do I have unlimited wasabi and soy sauce?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (fuK7c)

236 The hate on wal-mart people gets fucking old.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (0OmEj)


As does the chattering about the "obesity problem". Exactly the sort of Leftist Bullshit that is supposedly hated here.

Don't want to be fat ? Then don't. But enough with the fucking moralizing. Because after that - it turns into a "problem" needing a "solution".

And I ain't fat. Also get sick and tired about all the preening regarding those who are.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (P4GTk)

237 The major fuel for sustained aerobic activity: fat.

Sure but that's two separate issues. The fact that some foods store more fat than others is distinct from the fact that some people eat more than they reasonably will use in their regular life. They're both true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (KZzsI)

238
Cripes, last Sunday I made the mistake of going to Costco right when it opened. The parking lot was already full.

I wanted to Get In and Get Out (nobody gets hurt) but these people, these vile subhumans were just strolling up and down the aisles with their entire hordes.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (IkqSn)

239 In Hawaii it's mongooses and bufo toads.
****************
You do NOT want to startle a couple of bufo toads.

Posted by: Granddork at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (m92Gq)

240 I like to imagine the people continuing to echo Michelle Obama's "Eat Less, Move More"

I bet that that was a big hit with the ghettopotamuses.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (A/mD5)

241 Count de Monet: _I_ live SW of Baton Rouge.

The sugar cane harvest here is done mechanically these days. There's a machine/vehicle that cuts the cane and lays it down in a row, and there's a machine/vehicle to pick it up and put it in the cane truck with a big mechanical claw-like arm after the cut cane has its top leafy parts burned off.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had a B-Wing, and Called It Brad at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (bOTbr)

242 I have never seen an emaciated vegan.

Not even a thin one.
Posted by: squeakywheel at August 21, 2019 07:17 PM (TpZ9

That's because we're healthy at any size, fatphobic bigot!

*scarfs down another box of vegan donuts*

Posted by: Typical Vegan Landwhale at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (tVQUs)

243 Go ahead and need chemo with no fat in your body.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (TIDT7)

244 lol you know everything you have to know about reparations has been coverd in detail by dave chapelle.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (HALdu)

245 Japanese soldiers still defending a lost island in 2019.


They dig tiger traps on threads and poop on the sticks?

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (FhXTo)

246 >>>Hang on, what are you saying about "calories in, calories out"? That it's pseudoscience? I might be misunderstanding here.


Yes, it's pseudoscience. The body can do a lot of things with a calorie. What it actually DOES do with it -- use it for energy, use it to generate heat, or store it as fat -- is controlled by hormones which are themselves largely dependent on what type of food is eaten.

We've covered all this before.

It's noted in every Annal.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (PbpT7)

247 Ice cream parlors/restaurants run by local or regional dairies was a standard thing when I was growing up. Don't see much of it anymore.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (XuBZu)

248 A faithless elector is a problem for the local party, not the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (yIJFm)

249 Winco the local big grocery box store here has tomato sauce without sugar in it. Cheap as hell too, and its tasty.

Just avoid pre-made spaghetti sauce. Its easy to make and tastes way better than something out of a jar.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (KZzsI)

250 193 GTFO and STFU about wal-mart people. Thats jus a virtue signal about how fuck superior you are. Grrrrrrrrr. The hate on wal-mart people gets fucking old.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 21, 2019 07:14 PM (0OmEj)


Walmart is great, great value. Walmart products last as long or longer than Target. Walmart is utilitarian any money spent over the Walmart is vanity.

If the Walmart closest to you is full of crappy people you live in a crappy neighborhood. The people at my Walmart are poor, but normal people, they are not those bizarre things on UTUBE videos.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (tyEy7)

251
Sorry, no sale. The major fuel for sustained aerobic activity: fat.

Bro, I hate to break it you but there's really no such thing as "burning fat."

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (IkqSn)

252 > Yup....I never met a vegan/vegetarian/food nazi that was healthy and robust looking.


I'm thinking of the old Woody Allen "Sleeper" movie where his character, a health food store owner, gets put in suspended animation and wakes up in the future.

He learns that meat and potatoes are actually the healthiest thing to eat, while his "health food" was terrible.


"Didn't you ever wonder why all the people who ate health food looked like...well...you?"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (cB5if)

253 You do NOT want to startle a couple of bufo toads.
Posted by: Granddork at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (m92Gq)


This is true. Dogs have died have eating/licking them.

Of course, mongooses are no day at the beach, either. There's nothing like a mongoose fight in middle of the night to provide a quick cardiac check on sleepers. They're like cat fights X10.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (A/mD5)

254 Sugar is nasty to harvest because the leaves will cut your skin open and the canes have to be hacked down close to rhe ground. It is hot backbreaking painful work.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (RFKtv)


I might have missed it above, but the other nasty part of sugar cane is burning off the fields before harvest. Setting fire to the stuff apparently makes it easier to process.

It might be illegal now, but in Hawaii up until at least the 80's, it would stink like hell and smoke would be everywhere. I'm sure it's as filthy as it looks.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (OCv/C)

255 It's noted in every Annal.

The Black Company left this out entirely!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (XuBZu)

256 Slavery is in the Bible AND the Koran, neither came after 1619. Screw the NYT, not good enough for the cat box.

Posted by: CN at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (U7k5w)

257 That means an "Elector" can DISENFRANCHISE the voting majority at his/her whimsy.



they should be able to, but at the same time be legally and financially liable to everyone they disenfranchised, and if they can't pay, sent to a sugar plantation to work it off.

Posted by: x at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (nFwvY)

258 >>>Rao's is $8 a jar. Fuck that noise.


well it's also not hard just to buy tomato paste and some stewed tomatoes and some spices and make it for oneself.

cheaper than prepared.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (PbpT7)

259 This is the first gallon ( probably less these da ys) of ice cream I have had in weeks. Use to have a bowl a night from May to November.

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (BbGew)

260 "Natural sugar" is still just sugar.

I like to imagine my great grandfather coming in from the fields and my grandmother saying, "Good news, we liquified your food and added fruit and ice! We call it a "smoothie!"

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (nRWPy)

261 Chattel slavery, courtesy of islam. Who determined that taking slaves the honorable way, defeating an enemy in battle did not provide enough meat for the slave market. So, they started the buying and selling of human labor.


The most prized slave of all? Blonde haired, blue eyed virgin teens, likely more European women and men taken into slavery directly or indirectly (Vikings) by muslims after all, being the concubine to a sweaty, unbathed, illiterate Bedouin savage wasn't exactly work that normal folks aspired to.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (Hn6S7)

262 Bro, I hate to break it you but there's really no such thing as "burning fat."
Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:22 PM (IkqSn)


I trust you're kidding.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (A/mD5)

263 Yes, it's pseudoscience. The body can do a lot of things with a calorie. What it actually DOES do with it -- use it for energy, use it to generate heat, or store it as fat -- is controlled by hormones which are themselves largely dependent on what type of food is eaten.

We've covered all this before.

It's noted in every Annal.
Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (PbpT7


It's largely controlled by the first law of thermodynamics, unless I'm mistaken. If you're taking in more energy than you're exerting, then you'll do something with the surplus, but if you're exerting more than you're taking in, there is no surplus.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (t+qrx)

264 As P.J. O'Rourke put it in All the Trouble in the World, just enough of me, waay too many o you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 21, 2019 07:24 PM (rBtIz)

265 Rao's is $8 a jar. Fuck that noise.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (DrqHq)

It's good though......Frank Sinatra's favorite restaurant back in the day if I remember right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 07:24 PM (Z+IKu)

266 Sugar is nasty to harvest because the leaves will cut your skin open and the canes have to be hacked down close to rhe ground. It is hot backbreaking painful work.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 21, 2019 06:48 PM (RFKtv)


You could say much the same about bananas. No leaves cutting your skin but rats and snakes hiding in the bunches ...

I think harvesting anything is pretty much crappy, boring, painful work where people tend to get hurt quite a bit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:24 PM (EcqY2)

267 Given how Qatar likes to use slave labor for its World Cup preparations, maybe the President should slap severe sanctions on them. Then explain that the NYT is the reason why. I'm sure everyone will understand.

Getting very tired of conservatives playing defense. Share the wealth of oppression!

Posted by: trev006 at August 21, 2019 07:24 PM (sh/GT)

268 For every buyer there's a seller.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 07:24 PM (Zo1XC)

269 >
The most prized slave of all? Blonde haired, blue eyed virgin teens, likely more European women and men taken into slavery directly

If I'm remembering right, some of the later "Turkish" sultans were actually majority or close to majority European blood by birth.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (cB5if)

270 Muslim raiders routinely raided European coastal cities and kidnapped the residents.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (XNkEi)

271 >>>It's largely controlled by the first law of thermodynamics, unless I'm mistaken.

okay whatever. No interest in discussing this further.

We've fucking put up so many links about this, so many times, and you just can't be bothered to click on any.

So, fine. It's all thermodynamics. Whatever. Not interested in talking with someone who can't be bothered to check any of the information that many of us stuff these threads with.

you're right. Eat lots of sugar. It will give you lots of energy.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (PbpT7)

272 There is a chemical that will prevent your body from absorbing the calories you ingest.and converting them into fat.


Ipecac

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (mvenn)

273 Eat a hot dog once in awhile for crying out loud.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 07:18 PM (Z+IKu)


Don't have to tell me twice!

Posted by: Butt-gig at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (MAstk)

274 It's largely controlled by the first law of thermodynamics, unless I'm mistaken. If you're taking in more energy than you're exerting, then you'll do something with the surplus, but if you're exerting more than you're taking in, there is no surplus.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:23 PM (t+qrx)

Thermodynamics, shmermodynamics.

QED.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (BJKQV)

275 'Hang on, what are you saying about "calories in, calories out"? '

Here we go

Posted by: freaked at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (Tnijr)

276 I have never seen an emaciated vegan.

There are really three kinds of vegans.

1) the idiot college girl who thinks she's vegan while she eats ice cream
2) the person who is 350 pounds and is trying to lose weight by becoming vegan, but cheats a lot with sweets
3) the true vegan who eats only non-animal products, and that means almost nothing that has fat in it, even butter or oils.

The first two tend to not be skinny. The third has bad breath, bad skin, and is rail-thin because they are starving their body of needed nutrients as an omnivore. Almost NONE of them do what they have to in order to get the proper proteins etc (such as eat a crapload of beans).

It really takes a professional nutritionist preparing your foods in order to make it on that kind of whackball diet which is how the super celebrity rich people can pull it off.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (KZzsI)

277 Don't kill the small, poor ones until we've gotten a look at them, ok?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (Zo1XC)

278 sugar is good for you and so is as much refined bread as you can stuff in your face. It's just all Energy which you can use for exercise and stuff.

So, more sugar = moar GAINZZZZ. You're right, you're right, just do it, as Nike says.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:26 PM (PbpT7)

279 > No leaves cutting your skin but rats and snakes hiding in the bunches ...

Don't forget those banana spiders. Nasty critters.

"Beautiful bunch of ripe banana,
"Hide de deadly black tarantula"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:26 PM (cB5if)

280 >>If the Walmart closest to you is full of crappy people you live in a crappy neighborhood. The people at my Walmart are poor, but normal people, they are not those bizarre things on UTUBE videos.

I have 2 walmarts that are almost equal distance from my house. One is next to low income housing area and the other is in a very nice suburban area.

The difference in the customer bases is striking.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:26 PM (ZLI7S)

281 well it's also not hard just to buy tomato paste ..

..


You had me at paste.

Posted by: Biden at August 21, 2019 07:27 PM (MAstk)

282
Eat lots of sugar. It will give you lots of energy.

Posted by: ace


Okay. Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:27 PM (IkqSn)

283 Actually ace those guys did no fighting, they avoided contact - that's why they were able to hang out in the jungle for decades.


Favorite stories were about the Japanese soldiers who stayed hidden, close to the enormous bases we put up in the Marianas, and got caught while trying to get a free meal by slipping into line at a mess hall.


Early on though the jungle was "Indian country" [can we say that?] - remember story of one submarine crew members on R and R in Guam or Saipan, dumb, ignored warnings about "hunting" hold-out Japs in the jungle as sport, and ended up very dead from same.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:27 PM (QDnY+)

284 Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:15 PM (fuK7c)

Thanks; It is good wishes, but it's also prayers, which is different. I will be out of commission for a while, but if I'm feeling up to it I would like to get together. It's not that far. Thanks for your e-mail. That's kind of you. If you get a chance try the fly fishing in your area. People were catching trout of very good sizes in the area where my earlier church was. I think it's hard for anyone to start a new job in a new place. Hopefully your colleagues will be friendly. You're a friendly guy.

Just don't end up like Ichabod Crane chased down the road by the headless horsemen in rural NJ. instead of NY

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:27 PM (+0VWg)

285 If I'm remembering right, some of the later "Turkish" sultans were actually majority or close to majority European blood by birth.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (cB5if)

There was that sultan who married a red-haired Scot chick. First sultan ever married. I think she had him kill all of his sons except for hers. The empire started going downhill after that.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:27 PM (BJKQV)

286 Eat a hot dog once in awhile for crying out loud.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 07:18 PM (Z+IKu)


Don't have to tell me twice!
Posted by: Butt-gig at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (MAstk)

Do you want to smell the Dog I cooked up?

Posted by: Don Lemon, a Sour Fruit at August 21, 2019 07:28 PM (tVQUs)

287 236 - Sloth and gluttony are sins; and even if you don't believe in sin, everyone thinks they are vices; there is a moral dimension to obesity - based on good old-fashioned conservative standards of behavior. But no one wants to hear that. Because when it comes to sin or vice, people prefer to sit in judgment of others rather than work on themselves.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 07:28 PM (H5knJ)

288 A friend told the story of having taking his mom out to breakfast and she ordering cane syrup. Eating her syrupy pancakes she remarked "this isn't cane syrup!

Chopping and refining cane was one of the things her family did. Like chickens and hay.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 07:28 PM (tyEy7)

289
Ace is like that "never get in a land war in Asia" thing.

Never argue with Ace about carbs and fat.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:28 PM (IkqSn)

290 There was that sultan who married a red-haired Scot chick. First sultan ever married. I think she had him kill all of his sons except for hers. The empire started going downhill after that.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:27 PM (BJKQV)


Among the sultans, killing was always the order of the day. You had to kill to get into the position, just to be respected.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (EcqY2)

291 ace, WHOA. Everybody has a different body need.

If I lived your lifestyle I would weigh 300lbs, if you lived mine you would weigh 140.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (TIDT7)

292 Fat facts don't care about your feelings.

Posted by: Ben "Baby Snark" Sharpiro at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (Tnijr)

293 At least half the world's population is descended from slaves.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (XNkEi)

294 I'd really like somebody to hack the media propaganda push. How exactly do they magically all come up with the same message at the same time - at all levels?

Because all of a sudden in the last few weeks, I've seen local TV shows and articles about how nifty it is to eat bugs (again). Mmmm, mmm. Mealworm chips! Cockroach etouffe!

Because, when we were visiting [insert hellhole here] where the happy people are so close to nature, we saw some lady on the side of the road selling fried caterpillars, and they say it's a delicacy, so you should eat it for Gaia!

Oh, make sure you scrape off those hairs because they're toxic and can get caught in your throat.

Like hell. You don't think those people eating worms and spiders would trade it for a bucket of KFC in a heartbeat?

My throbbing scrawny white ass.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (OCv/C)

295 Do I have unlimited wasabi and soy sauce?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:20 PM (fuK7c)

Ah ah. They've got sugar in them.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (cxIsI)

296 I trust you're kidding.

Its not a direct process. You burn ready energy in your body, then you start to burn muscle tissue, if you go too far. Then your body rebuilds that energy and tissue from the energy in fat. So its a few steps removed.

Exercise will reduce fat, but not directly, like its fuel in a tank.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (KZzsI)

297 Yes, it's pseudoscience. The body can do a lot of things with a calorie. What it actually DOES do with it -- use it for energy, use it to generate heat, or store it as fat -- is controlled by hormones which are themselves largely dependent on what type of food is eaten.

We've covered all this before.

It's noted in every Annal.
Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (PbpT7)


No, it isn't. It's thermodynamics. Heat IS energy, and fat is merely stored fuel. Biosynthetic pathways are under feedback control, homeostasis being a central theme of physiology. (E.g., body temperature, blood pH and osmolarity, etc.) Never mind the "hormones;" they're just the feedback signals. Are there any obese people in a famine? No. Hormones notwithstanding, because they're not getting enough to eat.

And what's anal got to do with it? /kidding

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (A/mD5)

298 Do you want to smell the Dog I cooked up?
Posted by: Don Lemon, a Sour Fruit at August 21, 2019 07:28 PM (tVQUs)


Yas Queen!

Posted by: Butt-gig at August 21, 2019 07:30 PM (MAstk)

299 "243 Go ahead and need chemo with no fat in your body.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (TIDT7) "


This.
There is a perfectly good reason for the body to store some spare energy to live on, just in case.
That we abuse this useful faculty does not make it bad in and of itself.
When I was sick back in Feb, I lost 20+ pounds in maybe 3 days, a method I do not recommend ! glad I had some to lose ! as it was I have had to work to rebuild the muscle tone I lost from laying in bed.

(going to see the docs tomorrow ! pray that the blood clots in my lungs have cleared ! )

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 07:31 PM (XNDy+)

300 Sugar lowers testosterone and HGH production. It literally kills it. Plenty of studies out there.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:31 PM (QwmrN)

301 Yup....I never met a vegan/vegetarian/food nazi that was healthy and robust looking.



The ones I know or knew were always sick with something too more often.



Eat a hot dog once in awhile for crying out loud.


I've seen a few, but they're pretty rare. I work around a LOT of people from India who are almost all vegetarians. 80% of them are skinny-fat. The rest are just fat.

I've also seen a ton of vegans up close who look ill all the time; sallow, discolored skin, tired eyes and low energy.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 07:31 PM (9t0Zz)

302 Don't kill the small, poor ones until we've gotten a look at them, ok?
Posted by: Bill Clinton

The kind that'll do anything for a sugar cube.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 07:31 PM (+y/Ru)

303
I can't believe what I'm watching. The opening frames introduce a sinister development: contented, healthy kids of color.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 21, 2019 07:31 PM (13CQC)

304 If I have it right that fasting doctor says to burn fat you have to get past any new calories you have put in burning them up.

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 07:31 PM (BbGew)

305 These damn Danes are getting pretty uppity.

We may have to just take Greenland by force.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (ZLI7S)

306 > There was that sultan who married a red-haired Scot chick.

There was a lot of Greek, Circassian, Bulgarian, etc. blood in them, too.

At least one Sultan's mother was a Frenchwoman, as I recall.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (cB5if)

307 Eat lots of sugar. It will give you lots of energy.

Posted by: ace


****

But always store it on the top shelf.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (yhYmR)

308
Speaking of sauces...

You know what's great?
We are all old enough to remember exactly when Chicken McNuggets came out.

What an instant national sensation!
And the sauces! Barbecue, Sweet N Sour, Mustard Something, and I think another one.

What a great memory.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (IkqSn)

309 At least half the world's population is descended from slaves.
Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (XNkEi)

Does that mean the other half is descended from slave owners?

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (tVQUs)

310 >>Sugar lowers testosterone and HGH production. It literally kills it. Plenty of studies out there.


I'm still dipping my balls in pudding next november.

And not that sugar free shit, either!

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (952GQ)

311 >>>This.
There is a perfectly good reason for the body to store some spare energy to live on, just in case.

I... I'm pretty sure no one is angling for 0% bodyfat. In fact, I'm pretty sure that no one outside of Instagram fitness models and bodybuilding competitors is angling for less than 8% bodyfat/18% bodyfat (m/w).

And they only try to go that low temporarily for competitions or photoshoots.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (PbpT7)

312 No, it isn't. It's thermodynamics.

You're both right, as I understand it. It is thermodynamics in that you break down food materials into calories and energy (among other things) but your body uses a lot of chemical processes for how it handles the energy and nutrients it gets. Some of those processes are directed by hormones to different tasks and metabolic needs.

Its not one or the other.

Human bodies aren't a bunsen burner, they do all kinds of other things with the food and energy besides burn and store.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (KZzsI)

313 I'm pretty sure "white gold" isn't sugar, it's Michelle Pfeiffer. Bruno Mars, who is mixed race so he is an authority, says so.

Posted by: President Elizabeth Warren at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (q7oNT)

314 Among the sultans, killing was always the order of the day. You had to kill to get into the position, just to be respected.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (EcqY2)

Yeah, but after this dude all of the sultan's sons were raised never being able to see the light of day, just chicks as far as the eye could see. Then, when daddy died the oldest would have all other sons killed.

So they wound up with rulers who had grown up in almost absolute isolation, real freaks. Some of them just stayed with the chicks I believe.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (BJKQV)

315 Kevin Williamson's ex goes off on him, and OMG:

Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj

Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o)

316 Ah - car thing is about car makers bending to idiotic CA rules vs. using federal rules [I assume CAFE crap]. Trump is right.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (QDnY+)

317 No, everyone doesn't have a different body need.

But never mind, it's like herding antifa.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (nRWPy)

318 The hate on wal-mart people gets fucking old.

Yep. It does We go Wal-Mary occasionally simply because the prices are cheaper. Never had a problem with rude customers or rude sale staff and the people are of all sizes and colors.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (+0VWg)

319 you're right. Eat lots of sugar. It will give you lots of energy.
Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (PbpT7)


I didn't say a thing about sugar. I said the difference between energy in and energy out is the surplus or deficit. Saying that "calories in, calories out" is pseudoscience is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. You can't store a surplus you don't have; you can't store fat if you're burning more than you're taking in.

That's all.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (t+qrx)

320 >>>You know what's great?
We are all old enough to remember exactly when Chicken McNuggets came out

they came out when the stupid government told us all that red meat was terribly bad for us and we all started eating much less red meat and much more chicken.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:34 PM (PbpT7)

321 290
There was that sultan who married a red-haired Scot chick. First
sultan ever married. I think she had him kill all of his sons except for
hers. The empire started going downhill after that.



Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:27 PM (BJKQV)



Among the sultans, killing was always the order of the day. You had to kill to get into the position, just to be respected.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (EcqY2)

Natural death in all of the Caliphates was usually some higher than expected ratio of steel to air. Natural causes? Well, when your head is cleaved from your neck, naturally you are gonna die. Natural.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at August 21, 2019 07:34 PM (Hn6S7)

322 There was that sultan who married a red-haired Scot chick.

There was a lot of Greek, Circassian, Bulgarian, etc. blood in them, too.

At least one Sultan's mother was a Frenchwoman, as I recall.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

****

I grew up in a small town in Washington State called Sultan. Never found any French ladies.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 07:34 PM (yhYmR)

323 Let me tell you a dirty little secret ... some people are just pre-disposed to being heavier than others - even given the same diet and exercise. We call this "Body Types".

Some folks go to nutritional extremes in an attempt to retrain their bodies to not store energy reserves. When times get hard, we'll call them "victims".

Because when times get hard, your favorite protein powder ain't gonna' be in stock. And nobody will give a shit about your six-pack.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 07:34 PM (P4GTk)

324 There was that sultan who married a red-haired Scot chick

The later Umayyads and the 'Abbasids trended blond. Some were even blue-eyed, to the horror of the Arabs, who didn't mind light skin or hair, but thought blue eyes were unnatural.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 07:34 PM (ykYG2)

325 > we saw some lady on the side of the road selling fried caterpillars, and they say it's a delicacy

Lobsters, crabs, and shrimp are basically bugs.

Clams, oysters, scallops, abalone are basically slugs.

Yeah, yeah, the lobsters and such are crustaceans, not insects.

They're still bugs.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:34 PM (cB5if)

326 Pure cane sugar is another thing hard enough to find as to be inconvenient. I used to buy Roddenbury's (sp?) at the grocery store and mix it 75/25 with maple for the kids when they were young.

Alas, Roddenbury's in the store is 10% or so cane sugar these days. Pure cane seems to have gotten expensive as hell, though it's still available online.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 07:34 PM (XuBZu)

327 There is a perfectly good reason for the body to store some spare energy to live on, just in case.

Sure, the process exists for a reason, just like we tend to store more fat after a certain age for a reason. Its important for us, because we can't get out and get food as easily as we age. All this stuff works properly for a purpose, its just... broken and not working perfectly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (KZzsI)

328
they came out when the stupid government told us all that red meat was terribly bad for us and we all started eating much less red meat and much more chicken.

Posted by: ace



remember the big PR push for THE OTHER WHITE MEAT?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (IkqSn)

329 The carbs would routinely raid the proteins and that made the aromatases cry.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (XNkEi)

330 >>You know what's great?
We are all old enough to remember exactly when Chicken McNuggets came out


There wasn't a McDonald's within 35 miles of my house back then.

Didn't even know what a McNugget was.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (952GQ)

331
The New York Times has no standing, no moral authority whatsoever to lecture us about slavery.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (Wx/+I)

332 Its not a direct process. You burn ready energy in your body, then you start to burn muscle tissue, if you go too far. Then your body rebuilds that energy and tissue from the energy in fat. So its a few steps removed.

Exercise will reduce fat, but not directly, like its fuel in a tank.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (KZzsI)


Sorry, but with respect, that's nonsense. (Also, what do you mean by "ready energy?")

Carbohydrates are used physiologically during short bursts of effort; sustained aerobic effort burns fat, because carbohydrate stores are limited, and quickly depleted.

https://tinyurl.com/y2y84wpt

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (A/mD5)

333

I remember the movie 1619: Conquest of Paradise

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (aKsyK)

334 My son had 8% body fat when he placed 1st in the state wrestling and that was from an immersion test, the stupid BMI algorithm said he was at 22%. It's unsustainable and seriously crazy.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (nRWPy)

335 305 These damn Danes are getting pretty uppity.

We may have to just take Greenland by force.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:32 PM (ZLI7S)



Aside from insulting us and our president they owe us money. They either pay up or we take Greenland in lieu of payment.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 07:36 PM (tyEy7)

336 > We go Wal-Mary

Wal-Mary being what Wal-Mart started being called after Martin transitioned?

Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:36 PM (cB5if)

337 "The day you divorce me will be your last day breathing" -- Kevin Williamson, to the mrs.

He seems nice.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 07:36 PM (ykYG2)

338 The Economist is explicitly arguing in favor of suffering and starvation. Why am I not surprised?

The left generally, like the crazed El Paso shooter, are pretty sure fewer people (lots fewer people) are the only solution to the "fever" they believe Gaia has contracted.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 21, 2019 07:36 PM (q7oNT)

339

The point is: All of us here lived in a World before McNuggets.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at August 21, 2019 07:36 PM (IkqSn)

340 So what do people think about Splenda/sucralose?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (+y/Ru)

341 sock- Prayers up for you.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (TIDT7)

342 Point of personal privilege please .
Sugar is racist and so is cauliflower..

Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (wiXsO)

343 Sure, the process exists for a reason, just like we tend to store more fat after a certain age for a reason.

The obvious explanation: we're less active as we age, and fail to adjust our eating habits from the time when we were more active.

No need to invoke any mysterious reason.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (A/mD5)

344 Fenelon Spoke -
I think that we all wish you all the best while you take a break to address your own health ... those of us who do, will pray for you as well.

Hope to see a healthier, happier FS someday soon !


*dare I throw in a tastefully brotherly hug ?*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (XNDy+)

345 >>>I both shop at walMart and generally dislike WalMart people.<<<

I never go to Walmart to pick up chicks. Those bitches want the world on a platter served up with your pain and suffering!

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (kLDv+)

346 The Left is not "pro-environment", it's explicitly anti-human.

Posted by: I Have Questions at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (BvNzB)

347 The sugar cane harvest here is done mechanically these days. There's a machine/vehicle that cuts the cane and lays it down in a row, and there's a machine/vehicle to pick it up and put it in the cane truck with a big mechanical claw-like arm after the cut cane has its top leafy parts burned off.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had a B-Wing, and Called It Brad at August 21, 2019 07:21 PM (bOTbr)

Yup....and back in the 50's and early 60's lots of Jamaicans or one of them island folks lost jobs when the sugar fields in south Florida brought in more and more machines.

They used to come in to harvest during the year but weren't needed any longer. Oh, the wailing and crying commenced.

Catch-22.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (Z+IKu)

348 I've also seen a ton of vegans up close who look ill all the time; sallow, discolored skin, tired eyes and low energy.
Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 07:31 PM (9t0Zz)

That's exactly what my Dad said would happen to me if I didn't eat any meat or drink any milk when I was a kid.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (tVQUs)

349 Let me tell you a dirty little secret ... some people are just pre-disposed to being heavier than others - even given the same diet and exercise. We call this "Body Types".

This is important to remember. I am one of those types who can eat ridiculous amounts of food, even bad for you food, and not put on much weight at all, then burn it off quickly. I'm a metabolic freak.

The idea that everyone has to look a certain way or they are wrong, immoral, or messed up in the head is evil. You can take everything to extremes, so you starve yourself into a stick or eat yourself into a balloon. But people vary and we have to give them room to be who they are.

The "body shaming" thing isn't completely wrong, its just ridiculously overstated by people who want to be disgusting human blimps.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:38 PM (KZzsI)

350 Hey the Inca and Aztec enslaved people and then ate some.

At least whitey wasn't crazy enough to eat their slaves.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 07:38 PM (Cn5ck)

351 What really annoys about the #1619 thing is that the first legally recognized slave owner wasn't until 1655. Until then, the laborers brought from Africa were considered indentured servants as was the English tradition. Typically a contracted four to seven years of slavery as payment for your debt, then freedom.


Anthony Johnson was a Virginia plantation owner who held an African named John Casor for many years past the end date as Casor had no knowledge of indentured servitude and assumed he was a slave. A neighbor of Johnson's, Robert Parker tried unsuccessfully to persuade Johnson to free Casor, then persuaded Casor to flee and Parker hired him for his labor.


Johnson sued Parker for his slave back. He argued that as Johnson was not an Englishman, he should not be held to English laws, and where he is from they take men like Casor as slaves for life. The court agreed and ruled in Johnson's favor, about four years later the legislature would formally legalize slavery for the Africans brought over on the trade ships.


And did I mention Johnson was an Angolan? Captured and sold by Arab slavers decades earlier, landed on the shores of America as Antonin, negro, and he worked as an indentured servant on a plantation in Virginia, then when freed built his own successful plantation. America's first slave owner, many decades after 1619.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 21, 2019 07:38 PM (p9Acv)

352 I'll defer to the Boss on the Great Calorie Debate, and anyway I'm saving my actual brain calories for this interesting little book later today. "The Los Alamos Lectures" - the talk given to newcomers at Los Alamos in 1943 by physicist Robert Serber. Mega-volts, not calories, mostly.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:38 PM (QDnY+)

353 Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 07:37 PM (XNDy+)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (+0VWg)

354 everyone dies from natural causes; your heart stops so naturally you're dead.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (cxIsI)

355 We could offer the Danes some meat in exchange for Greenland.

Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (v0R5T)

356 you're right. Eat lots of sugar. It will give you lots of energy.

Posted by: ace at August 21, 2019 07:25 PM (PbpT7)


Party at ace's!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (EcqY2)

357 I still live in a pre-McNugget world, never having let one pass my lips. (I hear they're pretty good, though. But why bother when you can get a yummy McDouble for less?)

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (XuBZu)

358 And forcing postwar Italians to cut sugar cane in Australia! And at least one WASP but he doesn't count.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093020/
?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2



Posted by: andycanuck at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (Dh1wo)

359 We are all old enough to remember exactly when Chicken McNuggets came out


Two words.

Projectile. diarrhea.

Posted by: Impossible Whopper at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (Fh/0r)

360 The obvious explanation: we're less active as we age, and fail to adjust our eating habits from the time when we were more active.

Well, that's definitely part of it. But you can get just as much exercise and still put on fat around your belly as a guy or your hips as a woman as you get older. Its a change in your metabolism, because you know: you're older. And that's not wrong unless it goes to extremes.

Consider, as you age you're not as able to get around and do things you once did, so you're going to be a less effective hunter and gatherer. This means that you need to store more food to make it through the leaner times between meals.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (KZzsI)

361 dagny, can you clarify that for me because I read that as the person that does cement work for 10 hours a day needs no more than the dude at Google that sat in his chair for 6 hours.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (TIDT7)

362 >>Hey the Inca and Aztec enslaved people and then ate some.


And in doing so they technically, freed them from their bondage.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (952GQ)

363 Sugar is racist now? Guess all y'all black people gonna have to boycott grape soda.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (owkQl)

364
Fenelon Spoke,

Get well soon. Your presence will be missed.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (IkqSn)

365 The New York Times has no standing, no moral authority whatsoever to lecture us about slavery.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (Wx/+I)
****************
They don't care. They are trying to start a race war.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (wiXsO)

366 - although, reading the ex-Mrs Williamson's piece, she is no prize either.

Violently pro-abortion - as in, she knows it is slaughter, but supports it anyway because The Planet and Muh Body. She also cheated on Mr Williamson at least once that she's admitting to.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (ykYG2)

367 No, it isn't. It's thermodynamics. Heat IS energy, and fat is merely stored fuel.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:29 PM (A/mD5)

I've never understood people's problem understanding this. My first car was a 1971 Ford Galaxy 500. It was a beast. It got 7 mpg.

Now you can get even beaster vehicles like SUVs that get over 20 mpg.

The newer car can do more work using less energy. Simple.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (BJKQV)

368 OK, maybe I'm a liberal.

Yes there's always been slavery and yes it's in the bible and yes the slave trade was propagated by Arabs and no the history of American slavery is not uniquely bad in the world.

But look, we're Americans, baby, and we have to deal with the repercussions of American slavery. Are the Saudis enslaving Pakistani schoolgirls morally worse? Probably, but I don't think we're in a world history scorecard competition.

In America, to perpetuate American slavery, we created the myth that the Negro is genetically inferior and not fully human. That was the only way a moral people could countenance slavery.

And when slavery ended that idea did not. It haunts us to this day. So fuck it if the Japanese stole slaves from Peru to harvest guano in the South Pacific. (They did and it's wrong). Our slavery issue is the glacial pace of recognizing black people as co-human.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM (fuK7c)

369 Damn. Thought I got rid of that comma.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM (952GQ)

370 I laugh at people from Seattle when I remind them that Chief Seattle was a slave holder.

Dumb liberal asshats.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM (yhYmR)

371

You know what else is Thermodynamics?

McNuggets.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM (IkqSn)

372 Carbohydrates are used physiologically during short bursts of effort; sustained aerobic effort burns fat, because carbohydrate stores are limited, and quickly depleted.

Except fat does not break down into energy very quickly, its a long-term energy storage. The process is not direct, you're not pulling energy from your fat as you exercise a long time. The fat is broken down to replace what you used, which causes it to reduce.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (KZzsI)

373 I don't remember when McNuggets came out. We were born the same year. I know... I should get off your lawns...

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (lhaql)

374 A human that will enslave another does not care about the race of the slave.

Posted by: tmitsss at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (xlzu7)

375 334 My son had 8% body fat when he placed 1st in the state wrestling and that was from an immersion test, the stupid BMI algorithm said he was at 22%. It's unsustainable and seriously crazy.
Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (nRWPy)

I got down to under 10% and my strength disappeared. It is unsustainable if you actively train hard. I guess you could sustain it if you did very little and wanted no sex life.
Also, the BMI had me at 26, but I was in the top 1% of the fittest in the country. Makes zero sense.
Steaks not cakes.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (QwmrN)

376 - and she punched Kevin in the face. Which is admittedly something some of us have wished to do, but then - we're not married to the man. you can't bring violence into the home and expect sympathy outside it

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (ykYG2)

377 My son had 8% body fat when he placed 1st in the state wrestling

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:35 PM (nRWPy)


Damn, dagny!! State champion. Wow.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (EcqY2)

378 In America, to perpetuate American slavery, we created the myth that the Negro is genetically inferior and not fully human. That was the only way a moral people could countenance slavery.

And when slavery ended that idea did not. It haunts us to this day. So fuck it if the Japanese stole slaves from Peru to harvest guano in the South Pacific. (They did and it's wrong). Our slavery issue is the glacial pace of recognizing black people as co-human.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM

****

What's this "We" shit Kemosabi???

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (yhYmR)

379 >> Our slavery issue is the glacial pace of recognizing black people as co-human.


Amongst whom?

The only people who seem hellbent on treating them as a different class of human are the very same ones who wield them as a tool for Progressivism.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (952GQ)

380 @351
It's even more fundamental, in 1619 there was no America, no colonies, there were only a handful of settlements from disparate European countries.

The NYT and others pushing this are fucking evil pieces of human detritus.

It's a historical, non contextual bullshittery.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 07:43 PM (Cn5ck)

381 Sucralose doesn't raise blood sugar but Splenda has maltodextrin in it which might be a carcinogen AND it raises blood sugar defeating the purpose of using it. Look for an erythritol stevia blend or liquid sucralose or monk fruit/erythritol b lo end if you must have a sweetener.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:43 PM (nRWPy)

382 Our slavery issue is the glacial pace of recognizing black people as co-human
Eh?
In what ways do Americans not recognize black people as co-human?

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 07:43 PM (9t0Zz)

383
And this is why Ace thinks we're morons.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:43 PM (IkqSn)

384 everyone dies from natural causes; your heart stops so naturally you're dead.

My favorite Red Foxx joke is one where he talks about people criticizing him for how he drinks and smokes and what he eats. "That stuff is gonna kill you, Red!" He points out that all those people are gonna feel really dumb lying in bed, dying of nothing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:43 PM (KZzsI)

385 HEADHUNTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1cRGVaJF7Y

Posted by: Obligatory - Front 242 at August 21, 2019 07:44 PM (952GQ)

386 I got down to under 10% and my strength disappeared.

-
I'm when mine is under 100%.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 07:44 PM (+y/Ru)

387 Barbecue, Sweet N Sour, Mustard Something, and I think another one.

What a great memory.
Posted by: Soothsayer


Honey mustard. That was it. 3 sauces.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 07:44 PM (DrqHq)

388 315 I do think a grain of salt has to be taken when listening to a Ex, but that is one tirade.

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 07:44 PM (BbGew)

389 The "body shaming" thing isn't completely wrong, its just ridiculously overstated by people who want to be disgusting human blimps.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:38 PM (KZzsI)

Only men are body shamed.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:44 PM (QwmrN)

390 We may have to just take Greenland by force.


It won't take much force.

I'm kind of ashamed that I didn't know I wanted Greenland until this whole Greenland thing came up, and now I wonder why I didn't want Greenland all along.

Of course we should have Greenland. It's on our side of the tectonic plate and it Canada so much as side-eyes it we should nuke Toronto. (Sorry Detroit, collateral whatevs).

Where did Denmark get the rights to it anyway? I'm sure it involved patriarchy, racism, and mansplaining.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (fuK7c)

391 I don't remember when McNuggets came out. We were born the same year.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (lhaql)


I think they need to throw them out and maybe make some fresh ones.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (t+qrx)

392 Sorry, Sock_rat_eeze


That's very kind of your brother. I appreciate the prayers and good wishes and I like hugs from anyone I like. I think one of the casualities of "Me too" is men whom I like and respect having to ask me. "A hug's o.k. right?" when they had no problem with hugging me before all this happened. That's too bad.

And if I seem irritable I'm sorry. I apologize. I don't really feel more irritable than I normally am, but perhaps I'm not the best judge of that. "My hope is built on nothing less....." Do you know that hymn? It means a lot to me and so when I keep my mind focused on the larger picture I'm usually fairly happy, but like anyone else I have good days and bad.

God bless you and yours, brother,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (+0VWg)

393 Why are you talking about my brain? My brain is fine. Let me tell you, I've always had a good brain.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (Zqun5)

394 I fucking hate Gavin Newsom, my governor. His use of force legislation is enraging, and will get police officers killed. In the press conference he dropped all kinds of racial dog whistles. Fucking slime ball.

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (Hucnr)

395 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:42 PM (EcqY2)

It was a 2 week period. The next year he shattered his ankle, got MRSA, and will have permanent tendonitis from the screws and plates.

So...meh.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (nRWPy)

396 But look, we're Americans, baby, and we have to deal with the repercussions of American slavery. Are the Saudis enslaving Pakistani schoolgirls morally worse? Probably, but I don't think we're in a world history scorecard competition.

In America, to perpetuate American slavery, we created the myth that the Negro is genetically inferior and not fully human. That was the only way a moral people could countenance slavery.


Yeah but that was put to rest a long time ago, and its hardly unique to the USA to dehumanize people that don't look like us -- or even to white people in the USA.

Slavery was an issue, generations ago. Now its just a club to beat people over the head with to gain political power.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (KZzsI)

397 @362
Crap, so your telling me that all we had to do to absolve ourselves of our burden was to eat slaves?

The shit you learn on this blog.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (Cn5ck)

398 Levin talking about an article in the Federalist that debunks this boring AF 1619 narrative.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (XNkEi)

399 323 Let me tell you a dirty little secret ... some people are just pre-disposed to being heavier than others - even given the same diet and exercise. We call this "Body Types".


We, in da bidness call 'em easy keepers. *wink*

Posted by: In Da Bidness at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (tyEy7)

400 Seriously, legalize cocaine and make the hard white stuff illegal.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (QwmrN)

401 Slavery, It's all about the Benjamins baby.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (TIDT7)

402 362
>>Hey the Inca and Aztec enslaved people and then ate some.





And in doing so they technically, freed them from their bondage.


and saved them from a fate worse than death.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (sGtp+)

403 Trump's fault....

@NewsBreaking 7m

DEVELOPING: Millions of gallons of raw sewage spills into river in Flint, Michigan

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (DrqHq)

404 The Dutch won Greenland in a bet on a Cricket Match.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (952GQ)

405 In America, to perpetuate American slavery, we created the myth that the Negro is genetically inferior and not fully human. ... And when slavery ended that idea did not. It haunts us to this day.

Well, the legacy of slavery; and also the full standard deviation of IQ less than others, and their higher crime rates, especially rape rates, etc etc etc. But all that is all my fault apparently.

You're not a liberal, Bandersnatch; you're just a contrarian who drops bombs in the HQ expecting the rest of us will be too fraidy to call you on it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 07:46 PM (ykYG2)

406 > In America, to perpetuate American slavery, we created the myth that the Negro is genetically inferior and not fully human.

The world is full of cultures that consider outsiders "not fully human".

Many American Indian tribes have endonyms that translate as "human being", "real people", and so on.

We won't even get into the astronomic level of racism among Asian cultures (or even WITHIN Asian cultures... untouchables, burakumin, etc.).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:47 PM (cB5if)

407 I still live in a pre-McNugget world, never having let one pass my lips. (I hear they're pretty good, though. But why bother when you can get a yummy McDouble for less?)
Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 07:39 PM (XuBZu)

You aren't missing out on much, they taste like meaty, salted popcorn when there isn't any sauce on them. Even frozen Nuggets from the store taste better to be frank.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 21, 2019 07:47 PM (tVQUs)

408 1865 (the ratification of the 13th Amendment)
-1619 (when slavery came to the Americas or something)
---------
246 years

So in 250 years Americans ended an institution that had existed since the dawn of mankind. I would think that a "Thank You" would be in order.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:47 PM (BJKQV)

409 >>Crap, so your telling me that all we had to do to absolve ourselves of our burden was to eat slaves?


Waste not. Want not.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:47 PM (952GQ)

410 > DEVELOPING: Millions of gallons of raw sewage spills into river in Flint, Michigan

Did Michael Moore jump off the high diving platform again?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:47 PM (cB5if)

411 Our slavery issue is the glacial pace of recognizing black people as co-human.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM


That's ridiculously silly bullshit, in many, many different ways.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:48 PM (EcqY2)

412 Only men are body shamed.
I don't think that's true. Women body shame other women all the time.
Most guys just exclude obese women from their dating pool.
Some guys overtly make fun of obese women. We call those guys dicks.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 07:48 PM (9t0Zz)

413 In all fairness, I've never been a slave. But my old man was a big believer in Indentured Servitude with an 18 year term.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 07:48 PM (P4GTk)

414 "The idea that everyone has to look a certain way or they are wrong, immoral, or messed up in the head is evil."


This !

"Fashion" (*spits*) has always been an elitist concept of "what is hard for the plebeians to do".
A few extra pounds was "fashionable" back when dying in a famine was one of the unavoidable life options for people who worked for a living.
When factory girls stated getting pale skin instead of tanned from working in the fields, boom, pale skin started losing market share.

One of the biggest, cruelest loads of bs ever foisted on the general (non-elite) public.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 07:49 PM (XNDy+)

415 You know who also produced tons of sugar from cane? Hawai'i. And not a slave in sight.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 07:49 PM (0x00j)

416 Fenelon Spoke,

Get well soon. Your presence will be missed.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (IkqSn)
****************
What's wrong with Fen?

Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 07:49 PM (wiXsO)

417 McNuggets came out around 81-82. I was dating a McD's asst. mgr. at that time, and I remember her giving me my first nugs when they were brand new. The big joke at the time was "what part of the chicken is the nugget from?"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (O8WFE)

418 It was a 2 week period. The next year he shattered his ankle, got MRSA, and will have permanent tendonitis from the screws and plates.

So...meh.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:45 PM (nRWPy)


He's still a State Champion wrestler. That doesn't go away. It's impressive stuff.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (EcqY2)

419 > Where did Denmark get the rights to it anyway? I'm sure it involved patriarchy, racism, and mansplaining.

Viking conquest.

They had some disputes with the Inuit, who arrived at roughly the same time, but won out in the end.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (cB5if)

420 399 - Sure. of course. But no one is predisposed to be 5 foot something and 350 pounds. Outside of rare medical conditions and drug side effects, that kind of thing is the result of choices.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (H5knJ)

421 Well, the legacy of slavery; and also the full standard deviation of IQ less than others, and their higher crime rates, especially rape rates, etc etc etc. But all that is all my fault apparently.

I have a theory that the bulk of people who were taken as slaves and sold to the white people on the coast of Africa were undesirable types. The folks that tribes wanted to get rid of, the stupid, the criminal, the violent, the insane, the troublemakers. I mean, why get rid of the good ones? Sell that batch of scumbags to the crackers and we'll get rid of them!

I don't have any evidence supporting this, just a knowledge of human nature.

Now genetics are not destiny, but they do play a part. The same batch of slave generations gave us Booker T Washington and Denzel Washington, its not a direct certain line. But I mean... it probably does play a part.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (KZzsI)

422 The newer car can do more work using less energy. Simple.
Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 07:40 PM (BJKQV)

Ah, NO.

The newer cars use the same amount of energy per gallon as before (allowing for changes in the formulation of gasoline as sold publicly)

What's changed is that MORE useful work has been extracted as
due to computers than the old gas engines which were real basic analog machines and not digital with digital inputs as today's are.

They also demand a more scientific maintenance to keep up that efficiency.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (cxIsI)

423 Amongst whom?

The only people who seem hellbent on treating them as a different class of human are the very same ones who wield them as a tool for Progressivism.



Jeebuz. Do you even read the comments here?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (fuK7c)

424 Greetings:

Alternatively, for your viewing pleasure:

https://clarionproject.org/forgotten-slaves-1400-years-muslim-enslavement/

Posted by: 11B40 at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (evgyj)

425 unless I'm misreading Dennis Prager, the Torah imposes a six year limit on servitude and bans chattel slavery.

Yes, slavery is bad, because it stifles efforts to make machines do the work. Which is why there isn't a Roman colony on the Moon today.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 07:51 PM (ykYG2)

426 nuggets. I used to get sweet and sour chicken from a local Chinese place and get the sauce on the side. Chicken nuggets, pretty good for the price.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of hoboken at August 21, 2019 07:51 PM (ZqRa6)

427 Our
slavery issue is the glacial pace of recognizing black people as
co-human.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM (fuK7c)

Maybe where you grew up in Red Sox Nation Blacks aren't considered "co-human," but where I come from they are.


By everyone? No. But we are a post-slavery society, and until recently we were a post-racial society.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 21, 2019 07:51 PM (wYseH)

428 I've found a Christmas present for my.wife.

https://bit.ly/33NLW2J

Save de Erf!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 07:51 PM (+y/Ru)

429 gee, it's like it's 2008, 2012, and 2016 all over again.

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 21, 2019 07:52 PM (JziUy)

430 Bander, that's just stupid. But if you can borrow ace's time machine, please feel free to go back and fix stuff.


To worry/fixate/fantasize/distort things in the past, when every avoidable problem faced by everyone today is entirely a product of current behavior, which might be amenable to improvement [or could at least benefit from an end to the massive distorting/enabling influence of govt. and society], is not just stupid but morally indefensible.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 07:52 PM (QDnY+)

431 >>Jeebuz. Do you even read the comments here?


Yeah - This place is a bastion for White Supremecy and shit.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:52 PM (952GQ)

432 And you, and yours, FS.

You don't seem irritable to me, btw.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 07:52 PM (XNDy+)

433 >>Where did Denmark get the rights to it anyway? I'm sure it involved patriarchy, racism, and mansplaining.

Vikings. It's always Vikings.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:52 PM (ZLI7S)

434 Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:41 PM

So do you agree with the emphasis of Beto and Kamala that America was built on the backs of slaves so there's nothing to celebrate about our history and that we're all irredeemably racist?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:52 PM (+0VWg)

435 You aren't missing out on much, they taste like meaty, salted popcorn when there isn't any sauce on them. Even frozen Nuggets from the store taste better to be frank.

I think they were designed to be tasty to kids, then given candy sauces to dip them in for good measure. They really aren't very good, even hot.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:52 PM (KZzsI)

436 Jeebuz. Do you even read the comments here?
Appeal to ignorance AND accusing the horde of racism all in one short sentence.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (9t0Zz)

437 I feel enslaved by the NYTimes. They hate America and Americans more than ISIS does.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (6rjhq)

438 I think the DNC is basically saying that white republicans invented poverty, slavery, disease, famine, and religious oppression.

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (JziUy)

439 Bet Trump appreciates Erik the Red's marketing savvy in dubbing it "Greenland."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (O8WFE)

440 It is thermodynamics in that you break down food materials into calories and energy (among other things) but your body uses a lot of chemical processes for how it handles the energy and nutrients it gets. Some of those processes are directed by hormones to different tasks and metabolic needs.

What, pray tell, is the difference between calories and energy? Calories are a measure of energy, just like joules, BTUs, electron volts, etc. Again, with respect, not knowing that, frankly, does not inspire confidence.

Physiology does not acquire energy; it generates it, from food. Some fraction of food goes into cell division, repair, etc. The rest is oxidized,* metabolized by intestinal flora, and/or excreted.

Hormones are the signals of the feedback system. That's all. They don't decide anything. If you run, you rapidly deplete the O2 partial pressure in the blood, which causes you to breathe hard because the CO2 partial pressure in the blood increases, decreasing blood pH, which triggers heavy breathing.

* even anaerobic metabolism in humans ultimately results in oxidation by oxygen, because under anaerobic metabolism pyruvic acid (CH3COCOOH) acts as the "terminal" electron acceptor from NAD(P)H to generate lactic acid (CH3CHOHCOOH), which is what causes the "burn" in intense exercise. After the exercise, the huffing and puffing one does allows oxygen to reoxidize lactic acid back to pyruvic acid, so in effect pyruvic acid merely stored reducing equivalents temporarily. Incidentally, this is why mild exercise is recommended after intense exercise: to facilitate the reoxidation of lactate, which will otherwise lead to muscle soreness.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (A/mD5)

441 What's wrong with Fen?
Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 07:49 PM (wiXsO)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (+0VWg)

442 You're not a liberal, Bandersnatch; you're just a contrarian who drops bombs in the HQ expecting the rest of us will be too fraidy to call you on it.


No, I always get called on it and I'm serious. This is my favorite place to talk about ideas and there's no way in hell I'd invite a black liberal friend here to convert them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (fuK7c)

443 Now genetics are not destiny, but they do play a part. The same batch of slave generations gave us Booker T Washington and Denzel Washington, its not a direct certain line. But I mean... it probably does play a part.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (KZzsI)

---

And yours truly.

Posted by: SMH at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (RU4sa)

444 Number of problems solved by screaming "slavery" and "racist":

__ 0
__ 10
__ 173
__ a slew

Posted by: Caliban at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (QE8X6)

445 Khalil Gibran Muhammad, eh? I guess with a name like that we are supposed to hang onto his every word.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 07:54 PM (aXucN)

446 unless I'm misreading Dennis Prager, the Torah imposes a six year limit on servitude and bans chattel slavery.

I just got through reading the Pentateuch but my memory is hazy, but as I recall: the 7 year jubilee thing for slaves applied to Hebrews, and not captives from other nations. They were on the 49 year time table. But I might be wrong.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:54 PM (KZzsI)

447 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 21, 2019 07:51 PM (wYseH)

We're pretty post racial still. Out here where the Democrats fear to tread.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 07:54 PM (cxIsI)

448 or as Jefferson once said about Marcy, 'not breasts, just nuggets, and you need six to make a meal." (That was the very late episode that featured Robert Englund as the Devil)

Posted by: mallfly the peach of hoboken at August 21, 2019 07:54 PM (ZqRa6)

449 >>I think the DNC is basically saying that white republicans invented poverty, slavery, disease, famine, and religious oppression.


Well sure. It's part of their Master Plan for Complete and Total Voter Suppression.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:54 PM (952GQ)

450 Feed some poor starving sucker in Somalia a beef rib or an ear of corn and then ask him which one gave him the energy to do anything?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 07:54 PM (TIDT7)

451 Whoa. That escalated quickly.



I'm just going to lie back and think of Greenland.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (lwiT4)

452 399 - Sure. of course. But no one is predisposed to be 5 foot something and 350 pounds.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (H5knJ)


No - they are not. But ... get this ... Hulk Hogan would have been fucking worthless on any jobsite. Which is why he preferred to play bass instead.

I can't tell you enough about all great high-school and college football players ... who sucked halfway into the first day in the field. Great PT scores, though.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (P4GTk)

453 I don't think "it's still 1862" is a winning strategy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (XrCyE)

454
Kevin Williamson's ex goes off on him, and OMG:

Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj
Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o)








She sounds almost as mean and assholish as he is. They deserved each other.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (ur8yz)

455 Hormones are the signals of the feedback system. That's all. They don't decide anything.

Hormones don't decide anything, but they sure can ramp up your food drive.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (9t0Zz)

456 412 Only men are body shamed.
I don't think that's true. Women body shame other women all the time.
Most guys just exclude obese women from their dating pool.
Some guys overtly make fun of obese women. We call those guys dicks.
Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 07:48 PM (9t0Zz)

Seriously?
Women don't body shame other women, if anything it's for being fit.
Of course men and women exclude obese people from the dating pool, it's biology.
The MSM and entertainment and advertising companies have made it clear men must look like Henry Cavil and women are beautiful looking like a 300 pound land whale.
Women body shame and shame the hell out of men in general. The 80/20 rule has gone to the 95/5 rule.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (QwmrN)

457 Where did Denmark get the rights to it anyway? I'm sure it involved patriarchy, racism, and mansplaining.

Viking conquest.

****

So they'll understand then?
Alrighty!!!

Posted by: 82 Airborne at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (yhYmR)

458 What's wrong with Fen?
Posted by: redridinghood at August 21, 2019 07:49 PM (wiXsO)

You mean aside from my addiction to ASHQ? Unfortunately there's no 12 step program for ASHQ.

I am taking a couple of months off from posting after tonight because of health issues and someone else is kindly doing the prayer list in my absence

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (+0VWg)

459
Our slavery issue is the glacial pace of recognizing black people as co-human.

Man, consider how Russians think of Central Asians before you say that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (Wx/+I)

460 White Gold Also refers to the European slaves sold in Africa.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (dKiJG)

461 dagny, can you clarify that for me because I read that as the person that does cement work for 10 hours a day needs no more than the dude at Google that sat in his chair for 6 hours.


Needs no more what? Calories?

If the cement worker eats only high glycemic crap he's going to eventually get fat AND/OR diabetic because he's going to destroy his insulin response. The sedentary desk sitter needs fewer calories, of course. Both should avoid processed crap, added sugar, a lot of grains, and a lot of starches. Once cement worker destroys his metabolism with shit eating then he can STILL get undiabetic and unfat AND lower his cholesterol by dumping processed food and high glycemic crap.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (nRWPy)

462 Viking conquest.


The Vikings at the time paid tribute to the King of Norway. I think Norway and Sweden weren't differentiated yet.

The Danes are a pimple on Europe. They're barely Scandi.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (fuK7c)

463 I have a theory that the bulk of people who were taken as slaves and sold to the white people on the coast of Africa were undesirable types. The folks that tribes wanted to get rid of, the stupid, the criminal, the violent, the insane, the troublemakers. I mean, why get rid of the good ones? Sell that batch of scumbags to the crackers and we'll get rid of them!

I don't have any evidence supporting this, just a knowledge of human nature.

...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (KZzsI)


They were also defeated tribes. Tribal warfare one tribe wins one tribe gets sold to Arab slavers.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (tyEy7)

464 > Bet Trump appreciates Erik the Red's marketing savvy in dubbing it "Greenland."

Yes. If Erik were a NYC real estate agent today, he'd be one of those who call an "apartment" made by subdividing a closet "cozy", or referring to a location in the South Bronx as an "exciting neighborhood".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (cB5if)

465 I gather you meant badass. But I am enjoying the mental image of Hogan strumming away on the bass and growling "oh yeah, brother."

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (H5knJ)

466 How dare those deplorable peasants order the wagyu beef !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (BiNEL)

467 Nood VP Nikki Haley

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (t+qrx)

468 >>Man, consider how Russians think of Central Asians before you say that.

Most racist place I've ever been is India. And their racism is against other Indians.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (ZLI7S)

469 I am taking a couple of months off from posting after tonight because of health issues and someone else is kindly doing the prayer list in my absence
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 07:56 PM (+0VWg)

Get well soon, and do come back soon. It's pretty obvious we need you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (xPJvm)

470 We've fucking put up so many links about this, so many times, and you just can't be bothered to click on any.

So, fine. It's all thermodynamics. Whatever. Not interested in talking with someone who can't be bothered to check any of the information that many of us stuff these threads with.

you're right. Eat lots of sugar. It will give you lots of energy.
Posted by: ace

------

oh boy...the thermodynamics crowd showed up, eh?

on this point, someone made the point that there is no perfect diet. Worms eat dirt, cats are obligate carnivores, and so on. It's not just calories.

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (JziUy)

471 Women don't body shame other women on WHAT PLANET????

Are you serious??? It's all day every day all the time.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (nRWPy)

472 I always considered Kurt Russell to be the original Disney slave. His little gig with Gilligan and the Skipper set higher forces into motion.

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (kLDv+)

473 Yeah - This place is a bastion for White Supremecy and shit.

Ace said that was Idaho.

Posted by: Pendulating Richard at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (qul7b)

474 Hormones are the signals of the feedback system. That's all. They don't decide anything.

I know you realize this is false. They are not byproducts, they actually have chemical effects on your body beyond signals. Not the least of which is development during puberty. There's a reason that hormones are given to transexuals after surgery. Testosterone is a well-known hormone that has broad effects.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (KZzsI)

475 They called the area around the Niger river the Gold Coast because that was where gold, diamonds, ivory and slaves were brought for sale.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (cxIsI)

476 No, I always get called on it and I'm serious. This is my favorite place to talk about ideas and there's no way in hell I'd invite a black liberal friend here to convert them.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (fuK7c)


****

Well dang. I must be doing something wrong. I have a lot of black friends. But they're all more conservative than I am.

Posted by: 82 Airborne at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (yhYmR)

477 > The Vikings at the time paid tribute to the King of Norway.

Erik the Red's family had been banished from Norway over some unauthorized killings.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (cB5if)

478 451 Whoa. That escalated quickly.

I'm just going to lie back and think of Greenland.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 07:55 PM (lwiT4)


Get your hands off me you damn dirty Skraeling!

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (0x00j)

479 >>Ace said that was Idaho.


They DO love it there. Especially the panhandle.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (952GQ)

480 @464
Actually they refer to those types of neighborhoods as up and coming, they also refer to people, usually white surburban kids going into historically POC neighborhoods as, pioneers.

Go figure, Craigslist is racist.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (Cn5ck)

481 And yours truly.

Posted by: SMH at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (RU4sa)


Still love ya' - even through all my changing nics.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (P4GTk)

482 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 07:16 PM (cB5if)

Hmmmm....Im diabetic and when I eat anything high in carbs or sugar (for example fresh tortillas at the carnceria or a chocolate blizzard at DQ) I get really sleepy. Like gotta take nap NOW sleepy. If my glucose drops really low like when I play golf without having a meal before or something at the turn, I get really jittery and then become lethargic.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (BrRAn)

483 And yours truly.
Posted by: SMH at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (RU4sa)


And a beautiful yours truly you are !
: -)))

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (LPnfS)

484 Women don't body shame other women, if anything it's for being fit.


We're going to have to agree to disagree. Watch a beautiful woman walk past a group of average looking women at a club and then listen in on the next few seconds of the group's conversation. Alternatively, watch a dumpy fat woman walk past a bunch of high school girls and listen to the group's next few seconds.
Women can be extremely vicious about other women's appearances.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (9t0Zz)

485 Prayers Fen.
God bless.

Posted by: 82 Airborne at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (yhYmR)

486 Testosterone is a well-known hormone that has broad effects.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:58 PM (KZzsI)

Nice play on words there sport. nyuck nyuck nyuck

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (cxIsI)

487 Bet Trump appreciates Erik the Red's marketing savvy in dubbing it "Greenland."

It was a hell of a lot greener back when he found the place. That was during the Medieval Warm period that Michael Mann studiously ignored.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (KZzsI)

488 Ah, NO.

The newer cars use the same amount of energy per gallon as before (allowing for changes in the formulation of gasoline as sold publicly)

What's changed is that MORE useful work has been extracted as
due to computers than the old gas engines which were real basic analog machines and not digital with digital inputs as today's are.

They also demand a more scientific maintenance to keep up that efficiency.
Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (cxIsI)

Yes. Sorry "Useful work" not work wasted as heat. Thanks for being pedantic. So they're not really more "fuel efficient," they're more efficient at doing useful work with the fuel. Because people talk like that.

Technically, and we want to be technical here apparently, newer cars also extract more energy from the fuel they burn than my Ford Galaxy did, so they do get more energy for every gallon of gas they use. Technically.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (BJKQV)

489 This is my favorite place to talk about ideas and there's no way in hell I'd invite a black liberal friend here to convert them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (fuK7c)


If someone is interested in talking about real issues, without any PC bullshit, then there are always conversations and debates that are going to be uncomfortable for some. That's the nature of reality, itself. But the key to a serious political scholar (if one were attempting to be one) is that political ideas live on their own and are not based on who else might share those ideas. You deal with the idea, not with the person espousing it. If you can't detach the two then you aren't really interested in any political theory or governmental architecture but more of a tribal apportionment of society.

This ain't rocket surgery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (EcqY2)

490 Women body shame other women for being in shape. Maybe the body positive you are beautiful at 300 pounds is the minority.
Who knows real world or social media?

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (QwmrN)

491 >> Testosterone is a well-known hormone that has broad effects.


Doubly so if you like your broads hairy.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (952GQ)

492 Prayers from me too.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (yhYmR)

493 Kevin Williamson's ex goes off on him, and OMG:

Letter To The Editor Of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg

https://tinyurl.com/y39w8wuj
Posted by: Monty James at August 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Zqz9o)


That's one of the strangest things I've partially read (I defy anyone to endure the whole thing) in a long time.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (y7DUB)

494 And yours truly.

And Baldilocks, so clearly the theory doesn't explain everything

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (KZzsI)

495 re 446: if you're interested, from the Jewish Virtual Library:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y598hq4w

Posted by: mallfly the peach of hoboken at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (ZqRa6)

496 Nood

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (AywU0)

497 So,

basically the Ace of Spades HQ is our own Private Idaho??

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:01 PM (0x00j)

498 Ace hates me. Fucking Willowed again.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (0x00j)

499 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (KZzsI)


They could grow grapes in Vinland thus it's name.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (cxIsI)

500 dagny, with all due respect, Bullshit.

The sedentary worker has a cheeseburger, the cement worker has a cheeseburger. Whose destroying their insulin response.

Can your wrestling child do as well on the same caloric in take as you?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (TIDT7)

501 But I am enjoying the mental image of Hogan strumming away on the bass and growling "oh yeah, brother."
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 07:57 PM (H5knJ)


No - before Hogan was encouraged to try wrestling, he was a bass player in Florida. Not spreading Hulkamania on jobsites everywhere - playing bass. Because five days of construction would break him and his physique.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 08:02 PM (P4GTk)

502 >>> The Danes are a pimple on Europe. They're barely Scandi.

Don't make me blood-eagle you.

Posted by: fluffy: 1/4 Dane at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (dCRRg)

503 Just found a web page that has a list of the mothers of all the Sultans, claiming ancestry from Greece, Poland, Venice, Russia, and France.

While I haven't verified any of it, they say that the last "Turkish" Sultan was actually of only 0.195% Turkic ancestry by blood.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (cB5if)

504 Actually they refer to those types of neighborhoods as up and coming, they also refer to people, usually white surburban kids going into historically POC neighborhoods as, pioneers.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 21, 2019 07:59 PM (Cn5ck)


Think back to what the ORIGINAL meaning of "yuppie" was ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 08:03 PM (EcqY2)

505 Cheeseburger? Neither. Cheeseburger, pack of hohos, fries, a coke, some popcorn, and 2 oranges? Both of them.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (nRWPy)

506 and very best wishes, Fen.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of hoboken at August 21, 2019 08:05 PM (ZqRa6)

507 the NYT has already said that racism is their go to story to rally against Trump until the 2020 election. Expect a never ending heaping helping of this until then.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (r+sAi)

508 They could grow grapes in Vinland thus it's name.


Vinland wasn't Greenland, it was somewhere in the New World.

It was south of Lettland (land of stones), and Markland (land of woods.)

Anywhere from Labrador to Cape Cod in various conjectures.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (fuK7c)

509 also Harvard: the institution where nutritionist = climatologist.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 08:07 PM (r+sAi)

510 And yours truly.

Posted by: SMH at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (RU4sa)


👍



Posted by: Billy Cole at August 21, 2019 08:09 PM (tyEy7)

511 in my instant analysis, the peak move toward "equality" in blacks took a turn in the 60s, then with LBJs "I'll have those n**s voting Dem for 100 years" moved them into 'special rights forever' status.


There are realities of differences in race, even if much of it is cultural. That can't be addressed with BS like disparate impact or minority preference forever. (especially when not only blacks up from slavery, but each and every imagined "minority" is made into a victim of white supremacy.


The partisan identity politics is the weapon of the globalist anti-Americans ... whether DeepState or oligarchs or China infiltration. United we stand. They hate that.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (Cus5s)

512 dagny, Thanks for the reply.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (TIDT7)

513 I love when these liberal nincompoops write about American slavery. They are so arrogant that they can't even acknowledge that it was started by the French and English (in America) but that wouldn't be incriminating enough against Thomas Jefferson. They can't acknowledge that other cultures have had slavery long before and long after Americans history of slavery. The earliest forms of written history include accounts of slavery.
but no, it was fueled by sugar, and therefore my Mountain Dew Code Red is racist or something

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (h1jJh)

514
This whole Progtard attitude that 3rd Worlders need to remain starving, diseased, bags o'parasites-

is what fuels mass killers like the El Paso and New Zealand shooters.

They aren't White Supremacists.

They are Gaia-Supremacists. They are Progressives who believe in silly, unscientific shit like Global Warming. And hence, 3rd Worlds must die early to keep Mother Gaia happy.

Once again, the Left sucks the wax tadpole.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (mIQCW)

515 And yours truly.
Posted by: SMH at August 21, 2019 07:53 PM (RU4sa)


Ah, but you would be exceptional no matter what!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (BiNEL)

516 484 Women don't body shame other women, if anything it's for being fit.


We're going to have to agree to disagree. Watch a beautiful woman walk past a group of average looking women at a club and then listen in on the next few seconds of the group's conversation. Alternatively, watch a dumpy fat woman walk past a bunch of high school girls and listen to the group's next few seconds.
Women can be extremely vicious about other women's appearances.
Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2019 08:00 PM (9t0Zz)

Real world vs social media/entertainment world.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 08:12 PM (QwmrN)

517 Slavery. Yawn.

Posted by: nip at August 21, 2019 08:15 PM (RXwUQ)

518 The partisan identity politics is the weapon of the globalist anti-Americans ... whether DeepState or oligarchs or China infiltration. United we stand. They hate that.
Posted by: illiniwek at August 21, 2019 08:10 PM (Cus5s)


I think that we might be one of, if not the most, racially diverse functional societies in history, even with a somewhat checkered past. The real problem for the globalists is that we Americans (for the most part) really tend to view each individual as an individual. Then the Democrats and race hustlers figured out there were votes to be had and money to made by exploiting race, and here we are!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 08:19 PM (BiNEL)

519 I have a theory that the bulk of people who were taken as slaves and sold to the white people on the coast of Africa were undesirable types. The folks that tribes wanted to get rid of, the stupid, the criminal, the violent, the insane, the troublemakers. I mean, why get rid of the good ones? Sell that batch of scumbags to the crackers and we'll get rid of them!

I don't have any evidence supporting this, just a knowledge of human nature.

Now genetics are not destiny, but they do play a part. The same batch of slave generations gave us Booker T Washington and Denzel Washington, its not a direct certain line. But I mean... it probably does play a part.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 07:50 PM (KZzsI)

You should read Sowells Black Rednecks/White Liberals. He makes a good case that the traits we call endemic to Blacks as a race or culture where borrowed wholesale from the white Crackers they lived with as slaves, which they brought from England where there were no slaves at all.

Free blacks that lived in the North tended to lose these traits and were accepted by whites there until migration from the south reintroduced large numbers of unassimilated blacks into northern cities.

Also, of course, *white* southerners with those same characters were just about as unwanted and discriminated against as the blacks.

Ironically, as the white South has more or less lost the attitudes wholesale, the blacks in the inner cities has been shielded from assimilation by white liberals and black leaders.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 08:33 PM (FTPn0)

520 They could grow grapes in Vinland thus it's name.


Vinland wasn't Greenland, it was somewhere in the New World.

It was south of Lettland (land of stones), and Markland (land of woods.)

Anywhere from Labrador to Cape Cod in various conjectures.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 08:06 PM (fuK7c)

Like the land speculators who called Greenland 'Green' even when it was somewhat warmer than now, the Vikings surely knew how to lie and talk up a plot of land they wanted to sell to some rube.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 08:35 PM (FTPn0)

521 Human bodies aren't a bunsen burner, they do all kinds of other things with the food and energy besides burn and store.


I'm sure that entire villages could live on the calories remaining in my dung. Certainly bacteria do.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 21, 2019 08:55 PM (yQpMk)

522 The Economist used to be a good magazine, but over the past decade they have gone COMPLETELY off the rails. Their U.S. section has long been unreadable.

If you read their editorial page you realize quickly how they work so hard to be at cross purposes with each other and how much they work to contradict themselves. (Example: The Economist HATES private gun ownership. But at the exact same time, they despise American law enforcement as too violent.) And they fall head over heels for all the Leftist/Statist fads. (Being gay is the most important thing in the world to them, for instance.) The one thing I will grant them is that they are very naked about where they stand on different topics. And I do like their international coverage. Beyond that, no thanks.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 21, 2019 09:13 PM (WDnN1)

523 "The real problem for the globalists is that we Americans (for the most part) really tend to view each individual as an individual."

First, a globalist is nothing more than a person with a valid passport, especially if it has visas.

Second, since when do Americans view each other as individuals? We cannot stop classifying each other into groups. Upper-class, middle-class, the poor, Millennials (my favorite), Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, The Greatest Generation (implicit in that label is "a Great America is in the past, we'll never get there again, and we shoudn't try"), not to mention all the other divisions based on race, color, creed. I would be SO HAPPY if this society regarded everyone as individuals. But we don't. The Left sees to that and the Right meekly plays along by using their language.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 21, 2019 09:18 PM (WDnN1)

524 90 Sugar is in everything making us obese as a society. So I would shed no tears if Big Sugar were taken down.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 07:01 PM (X6Rqi)

It's easier than working out and taking care of yourself, I guess. Always blame others.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 21, 2019 09:23 PM (WDnN1)

525 I use artificial sweeteners. I actually prefer their taste to sugar. No sour thick aftertaste, no dental pain. I do feel very sorry for the saccharin-harvesting slaves, I admit.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 09:35 PM (mk9aG)

526 The poor have a duty to die young so that the rich can enjoy their private jets.

Posted by: Bob at August 22, 2019 01:09 AM (fVGlW)

DHS Announces New Rule Ending "Catch and Release," Will Permit Families to be Detained Together Until Their Immigration Hearings

So we're not going to "separate families" any longer.

Of course, the left and the NeverTrumpers (but I repeat myself) are now complaining about not separating children from parents.

You'd almost start to think that it's not "the horror of family separation" they oppose, but rather any border enforcement and any deportation of illegals.

You'd almost think that they know it's politically unpopular to announce their actual goal of Open Borders, so they instead pick and paw at every tiny aspect of border enforcement so they can agitate for Open Borders without admitting they're doing so.

To address the unprecedented flow of families across the Southwest border, the Trump administration on Wednesday announced regulations that will allow families to be detained together, pending disposition of their immigration hearings.

The goal is to end "catch and release." Asylum-seeking families will no longer be released into the United States with a promise to appear in immigration court -- promises that are mostly not kept, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan noted.

...

Under the current interpretation of the Flores settlement, families with minor children must be released within 20 days, on a promise to appear for their hearings, which may take years to happen.

"The Flores settlement is operationally outdated and does not respond to the current immigration crisis," McAleenan told the news conference.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:30 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Dad of Six at August 21, 2019 05:31 PM (VILFc)

2 ABOUT TIME - woohoo!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2019 05:32 PM (bDqIh)

3 OVERRULED!

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge on the Ninth Circus Kangaroo Kourt of App-Eels at August 21, 2019 05:32 PM (tVQUs)

4 "Separate but equal!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:32 PM (BiNEL)

5 I'll say it. I love Trump. I'm still evaluating the ghey angle.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2019 05:33 PM (T6t7i)

6 And he used an old Obama trick of reinterpreting a regulation, lol!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2019 05:33 PM (bDqIh)

7 Yep, no more deliberately broken system to give the open borders/cheap labor crowd what they want.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 21, 2019 05:33 PM (oVJmc)

8 I denounce separated families!

Posted by: Charlie "3 Wives" at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (786Ro)

9 Why should IGAF what some florist settled on.

bing it and the results are all CNN, NPR, etc.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (FhXTo)

10 Need 2 terms of this

Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (ZXMiM)

11 Flushing Flores.

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (G0vdT)

12
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
Save the Date!!!
the MiMoMe & Emporium is 21SEP19
in Chelsea, MI
at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (KCxzN)

13 "Only a white supremacist would force brown people to live with other brown people." --David French

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (oLmQE)

14 You'd almost start to think that it's not "the horror of family
separation" they oppose, but rather any border enforcement and any
deportation of illegals.


You shut your whore mouth!!!!

Posted by: Dems at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (T6t7i)

15 We were against this before we were against the opposite thing that we also were against. -Democrats everywhere

Posted by: Flyguy at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (v30M8)

16 "If Trump is for it, we're against it" os the all but official Dem platform, and the one the GoPe is for but can't admit least even the most detatched rubes figure out the con the 'Cons have been running for decades.

Posted by: Bete at August 21, 2019 05:35 PM (Ojki1)

17 Ay! Now the mules have to buy the whole family? Necesitan mas dinero.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 05:35 PM (786Ro)

18 This seems appropriate:

"Do you denounce Trump and all his evil works?"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:35 PM (BiNEL)

19 >>You'd almost start to think that it's not "the horror of family separation" they oppose, but rather any border enforcement and any deportation of illegals.



Heh, yeah, kinda tipped us off when they are screaming "Abolish ICE!!!" . . .

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2019 05:36 PM (bDqIh)

20 Eh, there's a Hawaiian judge out there firing up a decision.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 21, 2019 05:36 PM (RD7QR)

21 Trump has been railing against "Catch and release" for two plus years. I had no idea it could be so easily rescinded.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 05:36 PM (H8QX8)

22 I'm waiting for the hard-hitting Bulwark editorial explaining why this is the stupidest, most cruel thing EVAR.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2019 05:37 PM (T6t7i)

23 "Do you denounce Trump and all his evil works?"
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:35 PM (BiNEL)



This would be right up DAvid French's alley, up to the moment he realizes it's Catholic liturgical prayer.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 05:37 PM (DJFLF)

24 You said it quite well last week. They hate us and there is no point in trying to placate them. They will find something else to hate us for since we are not quite the serfs they are looking for.

Posted by: CharllestheHammer at August 21, 2019 05:37 PM (SRv8e)

25 Hawaiian judge?
How many divisions does he have?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 05:37 PM (yOcNV)

26 Posted by: Bete at August 21, 2019 05:35 PM (Ojki1)

My betters constantly assure me this is all for my own good, and if I was as smart as they are I'd understand!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (BiNEL)

27 This is great because it will deter the child selling, kidnapping, and rental business. No more posing someone else's kid as yours to get into the US & be released - now you have to stay with that kid.

Posted by: batterup at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (U2JQS)

28 >>>So we're not going to "separate families" any longer



problem solved! Thanks Trump! resistoids can finally unbunch

Posted by: x at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (nFwvY)

29
I didn't want to. I felt I owed it to them.

Posted by: Judge Smails at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (KCxzN)

30 21
Trump has been railing against "Catch and release" for two plus years. I had no idea it could be so easily rescinded.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice



We shall see, Sergeant, we shall see.

Posted by: Judge Poi Poi Macadamia at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (T6t7i)

31 The spice must flow.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (QwmrN)

32 The Conservative Case for Separating Families at the Border.
The Bullshitwark

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (yOcNV)

33 Go DHS. Now let's see DOJ end it's catch-and-release policy for deep state coup plotters.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 05:39 PM (786Ro)

34
What's this?

Did Ace address the chin/hand gesture on the sidebar I queried about the other day in the Goomba thread?


Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 05:39 PM (pKmEq)

35 One thing we know for sure: all of the screaming idiots will give President Trump full credit and kind words.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at August 21, 2019 05:39 PM (xptlg)

36 The left has been playing the "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" game since the '60s. It's shocking that ANYBODY falls for it anymore.

The only proper response to being criticized by the left is "LOLGF.."

Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 05:39 PM (Q3dyo)

37 This would be right up DAvid French's alley, up to the moment he realizes it's Catholic liturgical prayer.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 05:37 PM (DJFLF)


But that would imply at least some marginal familiarity with Christianity, so...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:39 PM (BiNEL)

38 So, it will be a kick to hear the Dems fight keeping Families together!

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (O2RFr)

39 I just heard Bongino tell this story.

My suggestion: Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (mk9aG)

40 I meant the Dem idiots. Oviously the Never-Trumpets will not give an inch.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (xptlg)

41 ZOMG! Many of the detained children arent with family!! They are being trafficked! Trump is forcing children to live with their traffickers instead of separating them until family ties can be confirmed!!
-- Progs tomorrow.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 21, 2019 05:41 PM (QZ+He)

42 But that would imply at least some marginal familiarity with Christianity, so...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:39 PM (BiNEL)



I thought his claim to fame was his Evangelically evangelical curriculum vitae.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 05:41 PM (DJFLF)

43 Trump has been railing against "Catch and release" for two plus years. I had no idea it could be so easily rescinded.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice


We shall see, Sergeant, we shall see.
Posted by: Judge Poi Poi Macadamia at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (T6t7i)
--------

read the article. It appears that they setup some kind of apartments for these families. All kinds of amenities. Kinda like hotel California: You can check out but you can never leave.

It'll be funny to see a judge say "nope, you can't keep them in those nice apartments, you've got to through them out into the streets.

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 05:41 PM (G0vdT)

44 Need to implement DNA testing also.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 05:42 PM (+bKWx)

45 Now more catch and release.

Catch and return.

Posted by: Joe Mama at August 21, 2019 05:42 PM (ooMTA)

46 through s/b throw

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 05:42 PM (G0vdT)

47 Catch and Release On The Shores Of Greenland

Posted by: x at August 21, 2019 05:42 PM (nFwvY)

48 Go DHS. Now let's see DOJ end it's catch-and-release policy for deep state coup plotters.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 05:39 PM (786Ro)


I'd like to see sanctuary cities end their catch and release for illegal alien felons, murderers, and rapists!

Or at the very least the politicians that support this crap be arrested and charged as willing accomplices in the crimes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:42 PM (BiNEL)

49
My suggestion: Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?
Posted by: gp


That's just stupid. We have to have our troops in Afghanistan so we don't fight them here.

Posted by: Max Boob at August 21, 2019 05:43 PM (aKsyK)

50 Long over-due but finally done. Exit from Flores was always an option, several paths to it.


Now let's see prosecution of the Mississippi chicken processors for their hiring illegals, and a lot, lot more raids [or better, a big sit-down with known big violator sectors, to provide an easy way, and a hard way, for them to come into compliance, an offer they can't refuse].


And I'll leave off the rest for now.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 05:43 PM (QDnY+)

51 Shit. They found asbestos on the second floor of the WH. Obama's children lived there for 8 years, yet trump did nothing to remove it and keep them safe. The monster! Impeach!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 21, 2019 05:43 PM (QZ+He)

52 Landmines. I'd prefer cyborg velociraptors, but I'll settle for millions of landmines. And Toxic and Radioactive waste. And giant mutant rattlesnakes. But mostly landmines.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 21, 2019 05:43 PM (jp0Bv)

53 Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (mk9aG)


Posse comitatus?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:44 PM (BiNEL)

54 heheheheheh:

https://tinyurl.com/y4taqeqo

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 21, 2019 05:44 PM (ptqGC)

55 21 Trump has been railing against "Catch and release" for two plus years. I had no idea it could be so easily rescinded.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 05:36 PM (H8QX

That it took two plus years to getting around to doing it suggests that it wasn't really so easily rescinded. In all likelihood this was done over SERIOUSLY strenuous objection from Trump's GOPE "handlers".

Posted by: I Have Questions at August 21, 2019 05:44 PM (BvNzB)

56 All these things in one day.. The hysterics are wonderful

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (O2RFr)

57 Babies in JAIL! Babies in JAIL!!

Posted by: The Dem Media at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (DuZls)

58 willowed in last thread:

Once the Left finishes consolidating power and taking full control, purges the Army and police of dissent, and no longer needs a street army to terrorize people these little idiots will be dispensed with in short order.

That's not quite the way it's worked in Venezuela. They've purged the army and police and etc., but they still keep the collectivos around to maintain control and terrorize people.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had a B-Wing, and Called It Brad at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (Clxcy)

59 I thought his claim to fame was his Evangelically evangelical curriculum vitae.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 05:41 PM (DJFLF)


There are evangelicals, and then there are Evangelicals!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (BiNEL)

60
That reminds me.

Today's Latin phrase is:

Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (pKmEq)

61 Get this: the Democrat response to this is "jailing children indefinitely!!!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 05:46 PM (KZzsI)

62 There is actually a name for the strategy, in academia:

Problematicization.

It originally applied only to literature, and meant that the goal of reading any work is to finding something offensive or un_PC about it -- i.e. to "Problematicize" the work -- and then whine and complain about it.

In the old days, students would reach authors to appreciate their skill and beauty. Now, the only reason to read any (dead white male) author is to "problematicize" their work, i.e. Shakespeare is a sexist, so-and-so is racist, so-and-so is homophobic, etc. etc.

But now that principle has been expanded and is applied to EVERYTHING -- i.e. the goal of the modern academic leftist is to look at ANYTHING -- any instiution, person, behavior, creation, idea, rule, theory, etc. etc. -- and "problematicize" it, i.e. find what's wrong with it and then whine about the wrongness.

In this instance, if Trump separates families, that's a problem. If Trump keeps families together, then that's a problem too. If Trump does anything, that's a problem, and if he does the opposite thing -- also a problem. Etc. etc.

Consequently, the left, and their opinions and utterances, are not to be taken seriously, or even noticed. They, and their statements, are pure malevolence.

Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 05:47 PM (Q3dyo)

63 Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (mk9aG)

Posse comitatus?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:44 PM (BiNEL)

They would not be enforcing laws against American citizens but repelling non citizens 'invading' the country. At least that's the defense against the posse comitatus argument.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 05:47 PM (+bKWx)

64 this is great.. Not sure which I am enjoying more... Pissing off Denmark, Saying he's the chosen one, this, or Jews who vote for Dems are disloyal...

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2019 05:47 PM (O2RFr)

65 That it took two plus years to getting around to doing it suggests that it wasn't really so easily rescinded. In all likelihood this was done over SERIOUSLY strenuous objection from Trump's GOPE "handlers".
Posted by: I Have Questions at August 21, 2019 05:44 PM (BvNzB)


My guess is a combination of trying to get Congress to step up, along with wanting to made sure that they had every legal 't' crossed and logistical 'i' dotted.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (wCmLp)

66 I heard tell that Texas has closed 8 prisons. They would be perfect use of resources.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (1QdtY)

67 http://bit.ly/2L1WF0S
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Willowed Yet again

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (BqBId)

68 Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?
Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (pKmEq)

Save some of the liquor for the rest of us

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (+bKWx)

69 Bonus points for the first politician to call the detention apartments "concentration camps"

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (786Ro)

70 The cartels aren't going to be happy. Catch and release meant the illegals could go get work to pay off the coyote (who works for the cartel).

There are going to be a lot of family members in Central and South America kidnapped and murdered because the illegals can't pay.

Sucks to be them. They shoulda stayed home and made it a better place.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado) at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (Jj5k2)

71 Consequently, the left, and their opinions and utterances, are not to be taken seriously, or even noticed.

What about mocking? That's still okay, right?

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (T6t7i)

72 40 acres and a whole Honduran family?

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 21, 2019 05:48 PM (RuIsu)

73 Criminal investigation of chicken processors ongoing, and charges have been brought against some of the illegal aliens involved - document fraud, false citizenship statements, etc.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 05:49 PM (QDnY+)

74 In this instance, if Trump separates families, that's a problem. If Trump keeps families together, then that's a problem too. If Trump does anything, that's a problem, and if he does the opposite thing -- also a problem. Etc. etc.

Consequently, the left, and their opinions and utterances, are not to be taken seriously, or even noticed. They, and their statements, are pure malevolence.

Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 05:47 PM (Q3dyo)
---
If Trump makes a decision, that's a problem. He shouldn't be making decisions. It should be Hillary.

Posted by: Axeman at August 21, 2019 05:49 PM (DuZls)

75 You know who else was rayciss?

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 05:49 PM (q177U)

76 So I'm guessing the settlement agreement was, "let them go after 20 days unless you can house them in not-prison facilities?"

And Obama was like, "kick them out on the street with no place to sleep and no food to eat--we sure AF ain't housing them."

And Literally Hitler comes along and says, "Why don't we just build some dorms, cafeteria and schools for them?"

And the media responds, "Literally Hitler wants to kill these people with a bed to sleep in, food to eat and schooling for their children!!"

And the Wine Moms are like, "OMG Karen! Did you see how horrible Literally Hitler is?! Watch CNN!"

And Mitt Romney is like, "OMG Susan! I just saw that on CNN! Literally Hitler is the worst!"

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at August 21, 2019 05:49 PM (k81AA)

77 The illegal family that detains together, stays together.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 05:49 PM (q1Pj5)

78 so has anyone done any work on starting the hottie indentured immigrant law?

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:50 PM (HALdu)

79 From the side bar: The AI/algorithm that google has been using to find animal cruelty videos has decided to include itself in the set of things not to be cruel to. What's the AI going to do after we tell it "no"?

Posted by: ...and so it begins at August 21, 2019 05:50 PM (l6b3d)

80 In all likelihood this was done over SERIOUSLY strenuous objection from Trump's GOPE "handlers".

Posted by: I Have Questions at August 21, 2019 05:44 PM (BvNzB)


I suspect Karl Rove has been on a fainting couch since the dastardly action was made official!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:51 PM (BiNEL)

81 so has anyone done any work on starting the hottie indentured immigrant law?

Is that the one where you get a 22 year old Latina weathergirl who cooks and cleans in exchange for eventual citizenship?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 05:51 PM (KZzsI)

82 78 so has anyone done any work on starting the hottie indentured immigrant law?
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:50 PM (HALdu)

I think that would be struck down for disparate impact on Ukrainians.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (RD7QR)

83 Now it's time to go after the people who employ the ilegales.

Fine their asses, fine their mommas and pimp slap their accountants who've been cheating, lying and stealing since they could crawl. Confiscate their property, confiscate their jets, confiscate their asses till they ain't got no asses left. Then have the IRS audit all what they got remaining.

By the time it's done, we won't need a wall.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (Z+IKu)

84 I adore things up my alley.

Posted by: David French at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (H5knJ)

85
Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM

Posse comitatus?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:44 PM


No. Just no.

Posse Comitatus prohibits the federal armed forces from doing domestic law enforcement.

Defense of the border is well within the federal armed forces purview.

Posted by: Judge Smails at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (KCxzN)

86 lol, you know having non-families stay together and pretend to be families is going to be fun.

how many guys do you think are going to put up with someone else's kid for more than a handful of hours before confessing?

how many kids dime out the guy that rented them?

when some guy gets dimed out for renting some kid does is he prosecuted for trafficking?

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (HALdu)

87 Is that the one where you get a 22 year old Latina weathergirl who cooks and cleans in exchange for eventual citizenship?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at A



she has to do it for 13 years or so but yes.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:53 PM (HALdu)

88
lol, you know having non-families stay together and pretend to be families is going to be fun.



how many guys do you think are going to put up with someone else's kid for more than a handful of hours before confessing?



how many kids dime out the guy that rented them?



when some guy gets dimed out for renting some kid does is he prosecuted for trafficking?

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (HALdu)

The Ransom of Red Chief springs to mind.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 05:53 PM (q1Pj5)

89 And lo the seventh Trump did build golden cages for the wandering tribes. And in each cage he place one Man and one Woman and one Child, and unto them he gave the blessing of family.

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 05:54 PM (q177U)

90 I think that would be struck down for disparate impact on Ukrainians.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at A




lol

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:54 PM (HALdu)

91 Huh, my family were indentured servants and had to pay for the privilege.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 21, 2019 05:54 PM (1QdtY)

92 My suggestion: Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (mk9aG)

__________

Because they're busy securing the borders of dozens of other nations, duh. /

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 05:54 PM (oLmQE)

93 Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 05:47 PM (+bKWx)

BUT, there might be an American citizen present in that teeming horde, so...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:55 PM (BiNEL)

94 I'm no fan of Cory Booker's policies, but there's no denying he's got a hot little booty.

Posted by: Karl Rove at August 21, 2019 05:55 PM (hjaPQ)

95 Trump was the chosen one to do this. This is known.

Posted by: Hands at August 21, 2019 05:55 PM (786Ro)

96 Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?
Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (pKmEq)

Why bother? The thing speaks for itself.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 05:55 PM (Kpl3J)

97 she has to do it for 13 years or so but yes.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:53 PM (HALdu)


A friend is very interested in your newsletter!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:56 PM (BiNEL)

98 92 My suggestion: Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (mk9aG)

__________

Because they're busy securing the borders of dozens of other nations, duh. /

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 05:54 PM (oLmQE)


If only this was a joke.

The joke is on us.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 05:56 PM (sy5kK)

99 I wish we ran govt sometimes like a business and they just made decisions. How hard would it be to arrest the people coming across the border, take their pics, set them in front of a judge, are you a US citizen? no? deport.

But govt will not operate like that, at least in the US. Every other country has no problem.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 21, 2019 05:56 PM (r+sAi)

100 Live by the consent order, die by regulatory avoidance of it.

*noms all the popcorn*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 21, 2019 05:56 PM (GbPPJ)

101 That reminds me.
Today's Latin phrase is:
Res ipsa loquitur
Would anyone like to translate it for the class?
Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (pKmEq)

Where the whites wimmen at?

Saw it in a movie once.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 05:56 PM (Z+IKu)

102 I think that would be struck down for disparate impact on Ukrainians.

Let us not forget the Poles, Slovakians, Romanians, and Czechs!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 05:56 PM (KZzsI)

103 she has to do it for 13 years or so but yes.

I'm okay with seven. That was a pretty standard indentured servitude contract.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 05:57 PM (KZzsI)

104 lol, you know whenever I have the pleasure of arguing with some lib over the immigration mess and advocate for a wall and deportations their rejoinder is frequently - "hey, what about the employers there would not be any illegal immigration were they not hiring."

they usually are equally surprised / displeased by my answer of "lock them up too."

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:57 PM (HALdu)

105
I was never a big fan of catch and release. Seems wasteful not to eat what's on your line, and it's cruel to release them with ugly hook wounds anyway.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 05:57 PM (ur8yz)

106 I think that would be struck down for disparate impact on Ukrainians.
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You're arguing "disparate impact" on white people?

So, no.

Posted by: 9th Circus Judge at August 21, 2019 05:57 PM (DuZls)

107 McAleenan also described the recreational activities available to foreigners -- sports, exercise classes, arts and crafts classes, movie nights and even seasonal holiday-themed activities. Outdoor recreation includes soccer fields, volleyball courts and playgrounds.
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Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 21, 2019 05:58 PM (k4dH2)

108
Why bother? The thing speaks for itself.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Was that the Twilight Zone episode where the dummy comes to life?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 05:58 PM (aKsyK)

109 Posse Comitatus prohibits the federal armed forces from doing domestic law enforcement.

Defense of the border is well within the federal armed forces purview.

Posted by: Judge Smails at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (KCxzN)


So you think a district judge can't reinterpret this law based on Trumpian #BadThink after they mangle the Constitution on a daily basis?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 05:58 PM (BiNEL)

110 she has to do it for 13 years or so but yes.

I'm okay with seven. That was a pretty standard indentured servitude contract.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at A



if she's a smokeshow 7, otherwise 13.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 05:58 PM (HALdu)

111 I propose the

Melania Knaus Law:

1.1 If you are hot, and love America, and lived through communism and thereby know how terrible it is, then you are welcome to come to the USA and stay here permanently.
1.2 If not, Go Fuck Yourself.

Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 05:59 PM (Q3dyo)

112 Of course, the left and the NeverTrumpers (but I repeat myself) are now complaining about not separating children from parents.

F'n commies are constantly moving the apple. The perpetual motion of insanity.

Posted by: Zombie William Tell at August 21, 2019 06:00 PM (EgshT)

113 The horror of family togetherness!

Posted by: Archer at August 21, 2019 06:00 PM (gmo/4)

114 Not "GOPe handlers", but bad personnel choices AND a lack of presidential focus [when he applies his will in other areas, he gets results]. Don't forget the complete failure on the appropriations front - Congress has effectively thwarted/zeroed Trump's central policy objective [restoring rule of law at the border and in immigration], without even a hint of "politics" or a price to pay - so it goes beyond bad personnel at relevant agencies, which has been part of the problem.


"sanctuary" lawlessness, an outrage that is now starting to rack up amazing costs in mayhem, child rape, murder, homicide, etc., has doubled [# of jurisdictions] since the enTrumpenation. A pathetic pin-prick $ response - withholding LE grants - has been the sole "response".


There are quite a few in DOJ and sister agencies at state level who are wondering if Barr and Trump will finally actually do something, or even politicize "sanctuary" lawlessness.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 06:00 PM (QDnY+)

115 A friend is very interested in your newsletter!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at A



sure, give me your email. premium subscribers also get the "how to convince your wife to let you have an indentured hottie housekeeper" guide.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:00 PM (HALdu)

116 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 21, 2019 05:58 PM (k4dH2)

Wonder what the eventual bill to legal tax-paying citizens will be, even though it will still be cheaper than releasing them into the wilds!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 06:01 PM (BiNEL)

117 That whole Flores case was such a bunch of bullshit - it was a travesty that it ever even saw the inside of a courtroom. The "Constitutional rights" of an alien illegally infiltrating our territory were violated? ROFLMAO!

What a fvcking joke.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:01 PM (EcqY2)

118
Ace,

IS THIS SOMETHING?

Check out the huge fat ass on this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIALlhlyqO4

(It's a girl with a big butt singing about her big butt)

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 06:01 PM (pKmEq)

119 92 My suggestion: Put US military on border, bring this whole invasion to a stop in one week. Why not?

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 05:40 PM (mk9aG)

__________

Because they're busy securing the borders of dozens of other nations, duh. /

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 05:54 PM (oLmQE)

Because a LAW passed in 1878 says the Military can't enforce law, like it could for the first 100 years of our Republic.

A Law which can be changed, or, like immigration law, ignored.

The Posse Act was not only ignored when it was passed (as shown by the Indian Campaigns), but was put in place as an amendment to an Appropriations bill.

Oh, and Congress can override it as well.

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 06:02 PM (NgKpN)

120 That reminds me.

Today's Latin phrase is:

Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?

Who bitch this is?

Posted by: dartist at August 21, 2019 06:03 PM (K22Va)

121 120 That reminds me.

Today's Latin phrase is:

Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?

Who bitch this is?
Posted by: dartist at August 21, 2019 06:03 PM (K22Va)

The thing speaks for itself.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 06:04 PM (NWiLs)

122 There are quite a few in DOJ and sister agencies at state level who are wondering if Barr and Trump will finally actually do something, or even politicize "sanctuary" lawlessness.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 06:00 PM (QDnY+)


If you have been following the "achievements" of the illegal sanctuary policies in corrupt Montgomery County MD, you know this is out of control just based on what we know, and we know damned little!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 06:04 PM (BiNEL)

123 Trump has been railing against "Catch and release" for two plus years. I had no idea it could be so easily rescinded.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 05:36 PM (H8QX


Put the whole family on a one way flight to Hawaii and then the no-fly list before the plane lands.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 06:04 PM (1g7ch)

124 Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 05:47 PM (Q3dyo)

_______


Excellent summarization regarding problematicization.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 06:04 PM (oLmQE)

125
That's not quite the way it's worked in Venezuela. They've purged the army and police and etc., but they still keep the collectivos around to maintain control and terrorize people.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had a B-Wing, and Called It Brad at August 21, 2019 05:45 PM (Clxcy)

Given how well controlling Chicago is going, I wouldn't bet a ton of money on them controlling law enforcement when bullets become worth more than Franklins. Or us, when it gets down to it. They'll have their own agenda, depending on who is in charge.

Posted by: trev006 at August 21, 2019 06:05 PM (oRYBK)

126 Res ipsa loquitur

My hovercraft is full of eels

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 21, 2019 06:05 PM (RuIsu)

127 Today's Latin phrase is:



Res ipsa loquitur



Would anyone like to translate it for the class?




Que sera sera

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:05 PM (lwiT4)

128 Because a LAW passed in 1878 says the Military can't enforce law, like it could for the first 100 years of our Republic.


Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 06:02 PM (NgKpN)


Border security is not law. It's national defense. Especially when we are in the midst of an active invasion.

This is not enforcing any laws on Americans. THis is keeping aliens out of America. A job for the military, above all else.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:05 PM (EcqY2)

129 Sir, this is great, but we need something to distract the idiots in the media.

Hmmm. Gimme a minute. Ok, got it.

*2 hours later*

I am the chosen one!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2019 06:05 PM (kTF2Z)

130 The military is to protect other countries.

Posted by: spirit cookers at August 21, 2019 06:05 PM (QwmrN)

131 Where is my trebuchet? I was here a minute ago.

Posted by: Zombie William Tell at August 21, 2019 06:06 PM (EgshT)

132 Now it's time to go after the people who employ the ilegales.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (Z+IKu)


Congrats. You just re-engineered the GOP opposition to Trump.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 06:06 PM (P4GTk)

133
Let me get this straight.

So... According to Bill Kristol, Trump's personality and personal history disqualify him from public life... but Scaramucci is totes upstanding and nice.

Got it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 06:06 PM (AzW6q)

134
Res ipsa loquitur
---------

A case that has gone to sleep?

Posted by: Joey at August 21, 2019 06:07 PM (xSo9G)

135 This excerpt from PJMedia article really illustrates why everything Trump does riles the left
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Recall that Trump was running after eight years of President Obama. Those eight years saw the federal government attempt to force nuns, literally the Little Sisters of the Poor, to violate their consciences and fund birth control. Obama took 'em to court over that. The eight years of Obama saw activist leftists haul Christian cake bakers to court and destroy their livelihood. The eight years of Obama saw a very emboldened left vent its hatred for everyone to their right, and evangelicals knew we were in their crosshairs. They went after Christian-owned Hobby Lobby, they used our tax dollars to fund abortion, they made their disdain for our faith abundantly clear. The Democrats' 2016 appeal to us amounted to "Vote for us, you stupid, racist, bucktoothed haters!"
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https://pjmedia.com/faith/mystery-solved-why-evangelicals-support-trump/
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Posted by: 9th Circus Judge at August 21, 2019 06:07 PM (DuZls)

136 Good. Now let's interpret "catch-and-release" the right way, by releasing them all on the southern side of the border.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:07 PM (DHNlU)

137 I denounce separated families!
Posted by: Charlie "3 Wives" at August 21, 2019 05:34 PM (786Ro)


Piker !!!

Posted by: Larry '8 Wives' King ... at August 21, 2019 06:07 PM (LPnfS)

138 http://bit.ly/2L3e0q6
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Fredo Cuomo: Trump 'is Not Aging' Because He Doesn't Care Enough For The Country - Sara A. Carter

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 06:07 PM (BqBId)

139 133
Let me get this straight.

So... According to Bill Kristol, Trump's personality and personal history disqualify him from public life... but Scaramucci is totes upstanding and nice.

Got it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 06:06 PM (AzW6q)

Note, ScaryMoochy just started a Political Pac, which he will run, to be Never Trump.

Note, he WILL pay himself a Salary from said PAC.

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 06:08 PM (NgKpN)

140 So- just to be clear. Say if I want a free hotel room, free food, free medical care, etc. all I have to do is go to Cancun and claim I want to
Immigrate? This is reciprocal right? No

Posted by: Marcus T at August 21, 2019 06:08 PM (wclv0)

141 Dream on, guys, and gals who are bi-sexua and in a committed relationship .Even if there were "an indentured hottie housekeeper" law Mrs _____ (fill in appropriate name) is-unless I'm really mistaken- not going to allow you to have one unless she's into threesomes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:08 PM (+0VWg)

142 So... According to Bill Kristol, Trump's personality and personal history disqualify him from public life... but Scaramucci is totes upstanding and nice.

Got it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 06:06 PM (AzW6q)
---
Because he's NOT trying to suck his own dick.

Posted by: Axeman at August 21, 2019 06:09 PM (DuZls)

143 126 Res ipsa loquitur

My hovercraft is full of eels
Posted by: Burger Chef


Actually, the well-known Latin motto "Quadriga fluctuans mea anguilla repleta est" means "My hovercraft is full of eels." Cicero used to say that every time he got up to speak in the Senate.

Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 06:10 PM (Q3dyo)

144 141-Meant straight married guys or others in a committed relationship

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:10 PM (+0VWg)

145 Today's Latin phrase is:

Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?


Easy, peasy ...

Locutus of Borg's Official Name in the Many Millions of lawsuits which followed ...

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 06:11 PM (LPnfS)

146 It's useful to note why the original Posse Comitatus law was passed. In 1878, the country was sick of the corruption that had become endemic under the Radical Republicans, who of course had morphed into the Rapacious Robber Republicans, and the southern states were all finally brought back into the fold, as Reconstruction ended. One of the first things the Southern States demanded after re-entry was that the US stop using Federal Troops to enforce the law in the South, which they had been doing for 13 years. So the Posse Comitatus law was the result.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 06:11 PM (Kpl3J)

147 140 So- just to be clear. Say if I want a free hotel room, free food, free medical care, etc. all I have to do is go to Cancun and claim I want to
Immigrate? This is reciprocal right? No
Posted by: Marcus T at August 21, 2019 06:08 PM (wclv0)

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Sure you'll get a room. Of course you'll be sharing an 8x10 "room" with about 20 guys.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2019 06:11 PM (kTF2Z)

148 This is the Embarrassing Stain Settlement:

Get out and stay out. If you are caught you and your family for six generations will be working on the Great North American Dignity Canal. The seventh generation gets the bullet.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at August 21, 2019 06:11 PM (GXhXg)

149 Res Ipsa Loquitur?

Clearly this is Drunkese, with the Slur dialect.

Rex is a low quitter!

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 06:11 PM (NgKpN)

150 About time this should have been done 6 months ago - Go Trump MAGA!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at August 21, 2019 06:12 PM (KBjDG)

151 Res ipsa loquitur

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Loquitters never win.

Posted by: Axeman at August 21, 2019 06:12 PM (DuZls)

152 Hrothgar the Mont. County situation is one that leads one to believe the populace is just too dumbed down and lazy to be saved. It's amazing, and disgusting. If I were AG every day would start with a brief meeting to be updated on what had been done or planned to crush sanctuary nonsense the last 24 hours. Every day would have aggressive vituperative attacks on federal/state/local officials behind/tolerating it all - including GOP. Every day would have state AGs from lawless states apoplectic because the feds were "working to rule" [i.e., icing] their priority cases, apply strict reciprocity.


Of course it might have been nice to go on the offensive from the start, so that the Ryan/McConnell GOP could have had its complicity and uselessness highlighted for future political purposes. If one planned to re-introduce politics to immigration rule of law, that is.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 06:12 PM (QDnY+)

153 Flores, et al., have already been to court twice to obtain favorable rulings against detaining children for the crimes of their (alleged) parents. Presto bingo, Bob's yer Uncle; Catch-n-release was the law of the land under Obama. The Leftists won't give that up without another court fight.

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at August 21, 2019 06:12 PM (yv1DE)

154 Sure you'll get a room. Of course you'll be sharing an 8x10 "room" with about 20 guys.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2019 06:11 PM (kTF2Z)

They send them to Boot Camp?

/looks confused

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 06:12 PM (NgKpN)

155 I think Mooch simply saw a great opportunity to make bucks and get attention by being the new Avenatti, so he jumped at it. He doesn't care, whenever this gig ends, he'll slink back into obscurity.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 06:13 PM (Kpl3J)

156 71 Consequently, the left, and their opinions and utterances, are not to be taken seriously, or even noticed.

What about mocking? That's still okay, right?
Posted by: pep at August 21, 2019


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To mock, one must notice. Well, to mock effectively, anyway. We'll allow a special dispensation in this case.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:13 PM (DHNlU)

157 Cuomo says "Trump hasn't aged because he doesn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:13 PM (+0VWg)

158


Res ipsa, as others have pointed out, means literally the thing speaks for itself.

What it means is that absent some neglence on the part of the person who had control of the "thing," the injury would not have occurred. The classic example is a barrel falling from an elevated storage area into the street. Since that can't happen by itself (England didn't have many earthquakes back in the 1400-1800s), the fact that there was an accident all by itself shows someone was negligent.

Posted by: imp at August 21, 2019 06:14 PM (uKiy5)

159 Today's Latin phrase is:

Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?




I braid my pubes because pretty?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2019 06:14 PM (hpmES)

160 157-Jumpy computer. Trump hasn't aged, says Cuomo because he doesn't care about the country. Really? Maybe it's because he doesn't drink and because he father died at about aged 94 and his mother at age 88. Perhaps he just has good genes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:15 PM (+0VWg)

161 159 Today's Latin phrase is:

Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?

Well the phrase speaks for itself doesn't it

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2019 06:16 PM (O2RFr)

162 In a 13-year indentured servitude of a hot Mexican weatherwoman, the hot part would last for 2 or 3 years tops. By end, she'll have gone full abuela. You'll need a fistfull of blue pills to get an erection in their vicinity. The hotness only endures in the wild; domesticity ruins it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:16 PM (H5knJ)

163 159 Today's Latin phrase is:

Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?


I braid my pubes because pretty?
Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2019 06:14 PM (

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Guess we're done here.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2019 06:17 PM (kTF2Z)

164 Melania Knaus Law: 

1.1 If you are hot, and love America, and lived through communism and thereby know how terrible it is, then you are welcome to come to the USA and stay here permanently. 
1.2 If not, Go Fuck Yourself.
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Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 05:59 PM (Q3dyo)

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I'll allow it

Posted by: The Chosen One Trump at August 21, 2019 06:17 PM (flINI)

165 Trump hasn't aged, says Cuomo because he doesn't care about the country. Really? Maybe it's because he doesn't drink and because he father died at about aged 94 and his mother at age 88. Perhaps he just has good genes.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Or, he is rejuvenated by the liberal tears which he consumes daily.

Hey, it could happen!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 06:17 PM (Y4EXg)

166 Or, he is rejuvenated by the liberal tears which he consumes daily.

Hey, it could happen!

Today you could fill an ocean with them

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2019 06:18 PM (O2RFr)

167 release them on Greenland, once Trump buys it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2019 06:18 PM (EOMoX)

168 I think he looks better now than when he was elected.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:18 PM (lwiT4)

169 Hot stone massages, whirlpool therapy, mani/pedis, your choice of tattoos, and more, coming soon!



Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 21, 2019 05:58 PM (k4dH2)

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Club Gitmo FTW!

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 21, 2019 06:18 PM (1QFiL)

170 162 In a 13-year indentured servitude of a hot Mexican weatherwoman, the hot part would last for 2 or 3 years tops. By end, she'll have gone full abuela. You'll need a fistfull of blue pills to get an erection in their vicinity. The hotness only endures in the wild; domesticity ruins it.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:16 PM (H5knJ)

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As long as I'm kept supplied with tequila and tacos, I'm good.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 21, 2019 06:19 PM (qC1Sy)

171 In a 13-year indentured servitude of a hot Mexican weatherwoman, the hot part would last for 2 or 3 years tops. By end, she'll have gone full abuela. You'll need a fistfull of blue pills to get an erection in their vicinity. The hotness only endures in the wild; domesticity ruins it.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at A




lol, she knows the rules, she has to stay reasonably hot throughout the indenture or back she goes,

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:19 PM (HALdu)

172 127 Today's Latin phrase is:



Res ipsa loquitur

Would anyone like to translate it for the class?


Que sera sera

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019


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The floor of the Senate where we speak is slippery

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:19 PM (DHNlU)

173 Res ipsa loquitor is a legal principle that you don't have to prove negligence because the only way it could have happened was negligence

Patient comes back after surgery with a scalpel in his belly

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 21, 2019 06:19 PM (8TP5Z)

174 I think he looks better now than when he was elected.

I agree... He thrives on this stuff

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2019 06:19 PM (O2RFr)

175 Actually, the well-known Latin motto "Quadriga fluctuans mea anguilla repleta est" means "My hovercraft is full of eels." Cicero used to say that every time he got up to speak in the Senate.
Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 06:10 PM (Q3dyo)
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No no no, that was Cato the Censor. He was sick and tired of being pranked by Carthaginians.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019 06:19 PM (iB1oa)

176 You wanna know who ages? Fredo ages, because he's always worrying about how much he's disappointed The Family.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (Kpl3J)

177 Posse Comitatus prohibits the federal armed forces from doing domestic law enforcement.

Defense of the border is well within the federal armed forces purview.
Posted by: Judge Smails at August 21, 2019 05:52 PM (KCxzN)


But how could the military possibly defend against an unarmed unorganized invasion?
Shouldn't the invaders at least be given pointy sticks and cross in single file or something

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (1g7ch)

178 Trump Greenlad 2020

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (HALdu)

179 Judges ruled today that the electoral college is a joke. Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling.

The left will abolish the EV one way or another.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (FiUMj)

180 I have a need for owning greenland now.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:21 PM (HALdu)

181 Would anyone like to translate it for the class?

Don't need to translate. The thing speaks for itself.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 06:22 PM (XuBZu)

182 From the immigration attorney accounts I follow on Twitter, I'm learning that a main line of attack on this policy will be that children get traumatized from any form of detention.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2019 06:22 PM (Xqo6t)

183 I have a need for owning greenland now.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:21 PM (HALdu)



Me too. I already have some decorating ideas.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:22 PM (lwiT4)

184 "'The Flores settlement is operationally outdated and does not respond to the current immigration crisis,' McAleenan told the news conference."

I just about fainted there. A commonsense approach to handle an issue that has been an obvious crisis that a) has been building for decades and b) intentionally bastardized so as not do ever do anything to help Americans? This is so novel as to be historic.

I think I'd like to promote Trump to King now. King of the United States. KOTUS. That sounds about right.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 21, 2019 06:22 PM (6eEQ+)

185 http://bit.ly/2MxeU1s
*******
Graham Will Advise AG Barr On Rollout Of Russia Trump Docs. They Must Be Made Public. - Sara A. Carter

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 06:23 PM (BqBId)

186 Res ipsa loquitur

Romani, they go to house?

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 06:23 PM (q1Pj5)

187 a main line of attack on this policy will be that children get traumatized from any form of detention.



Then parents should not put them in the position of being detained.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

188 "Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling. "

I also saw that.
Fine. Declare Martial Law. All states engaging in this practice lose statehood and become lawless territories. Recall their Senators and Reps. Install an appointed Governor.
California likewise itself is in a state of open insurrection. I have had it, and I live here.

Posted by: navybrat remembers wax pistols at August 21, 2019 06:23 PM (w7KSn)

189 ...also, they are saying that fathers and mothers will still need to be separated... as these facilities can only hold all female adults or all adult males, not both together in the same place. ??

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2019 06:23 PM (Xqo6t)

190 Don't need to translate. The thing speaks for itself.
Posted by: Hierominous Botch

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ISWYDT! LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 06:23 PM (Y4EXg)

191 In a 13-year indentured servitude of a hot Mexican weatherwoman, the hot part would last for 2 or 3 years tops. By end, she'll have gone full abuela. You'll need a fistfull of blue pills to get an erection in their vicinity. The hotness only endures in the wild; domesticity ruins it.

If she's nice to be around and cooks and cleans well I don't care if she's a hairy Jabba the Hutt.

Judges ruled today that the electoral college is a joke. Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling.

That has always been the case, and by design, its the purpose of the Electoral College. This destroys attempts to force the EC to vote a certain way based on the popular vote.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:23 PM (KZzsI)

192 The Mooch has big ties to China, so he's been bought to flip on someone he pledged loyalty to. So he's a Tessio

Jokes on the Chinese for thinking anyone will listen to The Mooch

The Mooch is someone I want to punch in the face. I only say that about very few people. Comey is another

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 21, 2019 06:24 PM (8TP5Z)

193 179 Judges ruled today that the electoral college is a joke. Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling.

The left will abolish the EV one way or another.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (FiUMj)

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If that ever happens, electors will be hunted in the streets.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2019 06:24 PM (kTF2Z)

194 Judges ruled today that the electoral college is a joke. Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (FiUMj)


That was always the case. Electors were never bound. When some states did pass laws binding them, those laws were, actually, un-Constitutional. There were two reasons for the electoral college and the total independence of the electors was one of them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:24 PM (EcqY2)

195 Children get traumatized from any detention, huh?

Someone should let CPS and juvenile justice facilities, know.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:24 PM (H5knJ)

196 We need to act some very simple questions of these whining, screaming children:

1) Why are border controls bad when we do them but perfectly OK when, say, Canada and Mexico apply them?

2) If they support open borders, why do I have to go through the whole business of processing through Customs?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 21, 2019 06:24 PM (WDnN1)

197
In a 13-year indentured servitude of a hot Mexican weatherwoman, the hot part would last for 2 or 3 years tops. By end, she'll have gone full abuela. You'll need a fistfull of blue pills to get an erection in their vicinity. The hotness only endures in the wild; domesticity ruins it.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:16 PM (H5knJ)







That's why you move them to the landscaping staff after their third year and bring in another hawt Mexican weather chick indentured servant for "inside" work.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 06:24 PM (ur8yz)

198 179 Judges ruled today that the electoral college is a joke. Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling.

The left will abolish the EV one way or another.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (FiUMj)

The Washington State Supreme Court made the opposite ruling, so there's a good chance that the Supreme Court will take this up to decide the split between the two court systems.

It actually doesn't change things much - just means that States have to be very careful about who they appoint as electors, no more giving it to cronies and good old boys, which has been the practice up until now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 21, 2019 06:25 PM (Kpl3J)

199 you know some fucking retard that designed my computer installed a feature in it that lets you kind of pinch zoom te screen using the touchpad.

the thing is that if your left hand is touching the touchpad, even in the lightest, slightest way and you try to move the cursor the entire screen will zoom to 175 percent or more.

someday, somewhere, I am going to find whoever decided that was useful and wherever and whenever I meet him I am going to sit him neck to nave.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:25 PM (HALdu)

200 179 Judges ruled today that the electoral college is a joke. Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling.

The left will abolish the EV one way or another.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (FiUMj)

It's inevitable, guys. Why bother fighting for anything? (whine)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 21, 2019 06:25 PM (WDnN1)

201 Judges ruled today that the electoral college is a joke. Said electors can vote for whomever they want regardless of how their state voted. 10th Circuit ruling.

The left will abolish the EV one way or another.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (FiUMj)
******
NOOOOOOO You never post with your hair on fire

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 06:25 PM (BqBId)

202 Here is an odd thought:

Were the children of American citizens who are arrested for alleged crimes also detained with their criminally charged parents, the crime rate in the US would fall to zero, for two reasons:

1. The children of criminals are overwhelmingly disproportionately criminals themselves; and,

2. Even the worst criminals can be encouraged not to be criminals if their kids are also incarcerated for their crimes.

Discuss.

Flores Consent Decrees For EVERYONE!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2019 06:26 PM (S6rpg)

203 That's why you move them to the landscaping staff after their third year and bring in another hawt Mexican weather chick indentured servant for "inside" work.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at A




yes

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:26 PM (HALdu)

204 and whenever I meet him I am going to sit him neck to nave.
Posted by: yankeefifith


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*Pauses to search for one's nave*

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 06:26 PM (Y4EXg)

205 OMG so cute! Dog loves his bird friend : https://is.gd/QSAoja

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 21, 2019 06:26 PM (4e+hS)

206 The Electoral College ruling is a good one. Its established law that electors are free to vote their conscience and how they believe they should. This shots down the attempts by states to force electors to vote a certain way based on the popular vote.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (KZzsI)

207 *Pauses to search for one's nave*

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 06:26 PM (Y4EXg)



It's the thing with the lint in it.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (lwiT4)

208 182 From the immigration attorney accounts I follow on Twitter, I'm learning that a main line of attack on this policy will be that children get traumatized from any form of detention.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2019 06:22 PM (Xqo6t)


Would it not be more traumatizing to travel several hundred miles thru unknown parts not knowing even if you make the journey your journey will be successful given all the risks associated with said trip? For the children?


Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (cn/uI)

209 Back in '92 when I lived in Putnam County, the local gov't was all hot to hammer employers 10k* man*day for hiring illegals. That went nowhere. If Reagan didn't invade Grenada and the Beirut barracks weren't blown up, I imagine the US would look like Japan. Perhaps, even just as hated as Japan, too.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (8loGC)

210 That has always been the case, and by design, its the purpose of the Electoral College. This destroys attempts to force the EC to vote a certain way based on the popular vote.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at A




what he said, ruling was a win for the Constitution

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (HALdu)

211 Dog loves his bird friend

Loves that bird for all its life

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (KZzsI)

212 203 That's why you move them to the landscaping staff after their third year and bring in another hawt Mexican weather chick indentured servant for "inside" work.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at A


yes
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019

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Got to say, I like the way you guys think. We need more young Sofia Vergaras in this country.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (DHNlU)

213 Hey; I'd be happy to be able to afford a housekeeper. I don't care if she's hot or not, just able to do the word competently and honestly and a nice person. If she was hottie and if Fenelonspouse has carnal relations with someone young enough to be his daughter-or anyone else really- he's going to get clobbered over the head and dumped in the backyard.

I had a housekeeper once-when I was working full time, spouse was well employed and we rented our home and lived in a parsonage. That housekeeper was a plain as a pikestaff, in her late 30's, a legal citizen, pleasant and I had no problem with her work.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (+0VWg)

214 Trump Greenlad 2020
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (HALdu)
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Greenladbad.

Posted by: Axeman at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (DuZls)

215 10th Circuit. In Denver. If I understand the ruling correctly, they ruled that electors are not bound by the results of the vote by the majority in their states. CO did pass the law that the electoral votes should go to the popular vote winner. Dumb asses. I guess they want to be ruled by NY, CA, and ILL.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 21, 2019 06:28 PM (VNmG1)

216 213-do the "work"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:28 PM (+0VWg)

217 And the left is pi$$ed because Trump gave them what they asked for.


There will be another 200 lawsuits over this by next week even though they got exactly what they asked for. Note: it wasn't what they wanted to happen, but it's what they asked for, no more families to be separated.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 21, 2019 06:28 PM (JUOKG)

218 Are they going to keep them in Greenland? Because I'd be ok with that.

Posted by: freaked at August 21, 2019 06:29 PM (Tnijr)

219 Two more troops killed in Shitcanistan today.

God rest their souls and comfort their families.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 21, 2019 06:29 PM (ptqGC)

220 Got to say, I like the way you guys think. We need more young Sofia Vergaras in this country.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at A




indeed!

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:29 PM (HALdu)

221 Today's Latin phrase is:
Res ipsa loquitur
Would anyone like to translate it for the class?


Skimming the thread at random so I don't know if this has been addressed.

"The thing speaks for itself".

I'm not a smarty pants who knows Latin, that was one of Hunter Thompson's favorite phrases.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 06:29 PM (fuK7c)

222 Trump Greenlad 2020
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:20 PM (HALdu)
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Greenladbad.
Posted by: Axeman at A




should he buy greenland we should rename it Tumpsomething.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:30 PM (HALdu)

223 That housekeeper was a plain as a pikestaff, in her late 30's, a legal citizen, pleasant and I had no problem with her work.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (+0VWg)

Dat's so hot!

Posted by: Gov. Terminator at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (q1Pj5)

224 220 Got to say, I like the way you guys think. We need more young Sofia Vergaras in this country.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at A

indeed!
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019


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Just the Sofias and Salma Hayeks, etc., now. We don't need the guys.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (DHNlU)

225 Porcus ex grege diaboli

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (iB1oa)

226 Two more troops killed in Shitcanistan today.

God rest their souls and comfort their families.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 21, 2019 06:29 PM (ptqGC)



Amen to that Jane, thanks for letting us know. I had not heard.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (lwiT4)

227
I separate denounced families!

-Woke social worker coming to your house with the cops.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (Z23Wu)

228 Got to say, I like the way you guys think. We need more young Sofia Vergaras in this country.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:27 PM (DHNlU)

A. Isn't she Colombian?

B. I don't get why, but hubs prefers the Vergara sister, Sandra

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (Ez6QX)

229 Trumpland of course. Capital New Trump City.

Posted by: freaked at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (Tnijr)

230 Just the Sofias and Salma Hayeks, etc., now. We don't need the guys.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at A




yes

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (HALdu)

231 225 Porcus ex grege diaboli
Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019


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"Pork makes the devil upchuck"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:32 PM (DHNlU)

232 Is Salma Hayek related to Friedrich?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019 06:32 PM (iB1oa)

233 Posted by: Gov. Terminator at August 21, 2019 06:31 PM (q1Pj5)

Nope; Thankafully, m husband's personality is quite different than that of Governor Terminator. He had a hour commute everyday. Too busy. He was not making whoopee with the housekeeper.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:33 PM (+0VWg)

234 It's the thing with the lint in it.

That covers a lot of territory.

* scratches between toes *

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 06:33 PM (XuBZu)

235 Who's that other Latina lady who's been in movies for a while now? I prefer her looks to Salma Hayek's, to be honest. Penelope Cruz.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:33 PM (DHNlU)

236 209 If Reagan didn't invade Grenada and the Beirut barracks weren't blown
up, I imagine the US would look like Japan.


tentacles from sea to shining sea?

Posted by: Anachronda at August 21, 2019 06:34 PM (sGtp+)

237 I think TX Gov Abbott could sweeten the Greenland deal by offering all the current residents boots, hats, belt buckles, and their own Texas Edition F-250. We'll rename the place Upper North Texas after annexation.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 06:34 PM (q1Pj5)

238 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:32 PM (DHNlU)
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A swine from the devil's herd. Certainly applicable to the late Mr. Epstein.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019 06:34 PM (iB1oa)

239 Bill Burr on Arnold Schwarzenegger (NSFW language, but hilarious)

https://youtu.be/ldIwEG9xQ-M

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:34 PM (KZzsI)

240 Gunga la gunga

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2019 06:34 PM (kTF2Z)

241 It's the thing with the lint in it.

That covers a lot of territory.

* scratches between toes *
Posted by: Hierominous Botch

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I think Grammie means the little basket at the front of the dryer.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 06:35 PM (Y4EXg)

242 Well, after seeing some of the responses from people obviously smarter than me on the 10th circuit ruling, can Ace just go ahead and willow me? kthxby

Posted by: Old Blue at August 21, 2019 06:35 PM (VNmG1)

243 Gunga la gunga
Posted by: Duke Lowell at A




so you've got that going for you

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:35 PM (HALdu)

244 Gunga la gunga
Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2019 06:34 PM (kTF2Z)
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What a din.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019 06:35 PM (iB1oa)

245 10th Circuit. In Denver. If I understand the ruling correctly, they ruled that electors are not bound by the results of the vote by the majority in their states. CO did pass the law that the electoral votes should go to the popular vote winner. Dumb asses. I guess they want to be ruled by NY, CA, and ILL.


Posted by: Old Blue

This. And the Secretary of State disallowed a ton of signatures on the Recall Polis petitions. Gave them six weeks to get more signatures. I signed one Tues. after work.

Posted by: Infidel at August 21, 2019 06:36 PM (/oG9s)

246 Who's that other Latina lady who's been in movies for a while now? I prefer her looks to Salma Hayek's, to be honest. Penelope Cruz.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:33 PM (DHNlU)


She annoys me.

It's funny that in her first big movie she was the plain one of the four sisters. She was very young then, sure .,.. but her screen sisters were definitely much hotter than she was. What was that? La Belle Epoque or something?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:36 PM (EcqY2)

247 Does Greenland have a capital? Can we rename it? Something something ......

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:36 PM (lwiT4)

248 238 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:32 PM (DHNlU)
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A swine from the devil's herd. Certainly applicable to the late Mr. Epstein.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019


*
*

Much as Latin fascinates me, I'm poor at translating it until I know the meaning; then I'm all over it. "Grege" = "herd," as in "congregate" or "gather together."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:36 PM (DHNlU)

249 Penelope Cruz is go-o-o-orgeous, especially when she keeps enough weight on to keep from looking peaked.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 06:37 PM (XuBZu)

250 Does Greenland have a capital? Can we rename it? Something something ......
Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:36 PM (lwiT4)
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Nunavut, isn't it?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2019 06:37 PM (iB1oa)

251 Penelope Cruz can either be cute or look like a boy with a moustache. She varies so wildly in appearance based on makeup, camera angle, and I dunno, time of day. Sometimes she's amazing sometimes she's awful.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:38 PM (KZzsI)

252 The United States of Disneyland only separates families because they can't all decide on the same carnival ride.

Star Wars, beeches!

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 06:38 PM (kLDv+)

253 Nuuk! Who names their capital city Nuuk??

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:39 PM (lwiT4)

254 She was very young then, sure .,.. but her screen sisters were definitely much hotter than she was. What was that? La Belle Epoque or something?

Yeah she was not attractive in that at all. Even the girl who thought she was a dude was prettier. That's what I'm talking about, she can look really harsh sometimes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:39 PM (KZzsI)

255 you know you have lots of responsibilities when you have an indentured hottie housekeeper, for starters, do you make her wear the french maid uniform or something she is more comfortable in such as the bikini she wore in her native home?

when she is doing light work and get hot / even hotter do you let her work sans bikini top or do you make her stay in uniform?

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:39 PM (HALdu)

256 With electors, it's not so much a question of their independence once they are sent, it's a question of which electors get sent. When you vote for President, in most states, you are really voting for a list of electors. Once there, those electors can do anything they think right - like the electors who should have refused to vote for Barky because he wasn't eligible for the Presidency ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:39 PM (EcqY2)

257 Christopher R Taylor: "Sometimes she's amazing sometimes she's awful."

She's a two-face.

Posted by: Seinfeld at August 21, 2019 06:40 PM (6eEQ+)

258 I saw a Disney World ad on MLB channel while I was making lunch today. Disney World. You can tell how badly they are doing when they have to advertise. For God's sake, Disney World was like heaven, everyone longed to go there, they didn't need to advertise any more than heroin.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:40 PM (KZzsI)

259 Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:39 PM (HALdu)

What's your method with your hottie housekeeper?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:40 PM (+0VWg)

260
Howie Carr explained the whole Greenland thing.

Denmark was playing games and talking shit about letting other countries build bases in Greenland.

The point of offering to buy Greenland was to force Denmark to publicly state It Is Not For Sale.

You see, President Trump out-maneuevered the Danes and the Dane realized they got played. So the stupid Danish PM woman prrobably said nasty things to our president, to which President Trump responded by canceling his visit.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 06:40 PM (pKmEq)

261 I still think NY state should sell NYC to Disney to operate as a theme park, and let them put DeBlasio out front in a rat suit. Win-Win-Winning.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 21, 2019 06:41 PM (XuBZu)

262 Had Chicken Caprese and pesto pasta tonight. What did you poor Protestants eat?

Posted by: Regular joe at August 21, 2019 06:41 PM (6/uwW)

263 I've never been too crazy about the latina moviestars usually held up as great beauties. I prefer a young Elizabeth Pena (before drinking caught up with her).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:41 PM (H5knJ)

264 What's your method with your hottie housekeeper?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at A



lol, you know you really do spend lots of time concerning youself with my comments.



I do not have an indentured hottie housekeeper, no one does since that is not the law

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (HALdu)

265 Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 06:40 PM (pKmEq)

She said the idea was absurd. which he said "was not a very nice thing to say" and that the U.S. should be respected or something like that

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (+0VWg)

266 Is the Danish PM the same woman who took selfies with Emperor Jugears at Mandela's funeral? The woman Moochelle gave the stink eye to?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (ptqGC)

267 Not that's it's our problem or I care, but isn't housing the kids with the adults MORE dangerous? I mean the kids want to be with third parents, I'm sure, but we know that MANY of them are not the real parents.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (lhaql)

268 I've never been too crazy about the latina moviestars usually held up as great beauties.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:41 PM (H5knJ)


Raquel Welch.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (EcqY2)

269 Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (HALdu)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (+0VWg)

270 Trump likely been working on this since he got rid of Kelly and Kelly's Scandi Squeeze, Feelsen Neilsen.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (Jj+59)

271 Can I get a young Marisa Tomei as a housekeeper? She can wear the French Maid outfit instead of the bikini if she wants.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:43 PM (KZzsI)

272
I've never been too crazy about the latina moviestars usually held up as great beauties.



Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:41 PM (H5knJ)



Raquel Welch.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (EcqY2)



Javy Baez.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:43 PM (lwiT4)

273 Posted by: Judge Poi Poi Macadamia at August 21, 2019 05:38 PM (T6t7i)

Aloha, brah.

Posted by: Judge Kalikimaka at August 21, 2019 06:43 PM (v0R5T)

274 Actually, I spend very little time answering your comments. Occasionally I throw something out and you get huffy and puffy. You really thought I believed you had a hottie housekeeper?!! LOL. Gotcha.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 06:44 PM (+0VWg)

275 lol you know your indentured hottie housekeeper can come from anywhere

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:44 PM (HALdu)

276 Nuuk! Who names their capital city Nuuk??


Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 06:39 PM (lwiT4)

Something Curly Three Stooges something.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 06:44 PM (q1Pj5)

277 " Nuuk! Who names their capital city Nuuk??"

Curly Joe?

Posted by: freaked at August 21, 2019 06:44 PM (Tnijr)

278 268 I've never been too crazy about the latina moviestars usually held up as great beauties.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 06:41 PM (H5knJ)

Raquel Welch.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019


*
*

The poster girl for Latin hot movie stars. Her birth name was "Tejada," I think, and she used her married name as her professional one.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:44 PM (DHNlU)

279 The amount of chaff Trump has found in the pool of possible candidates for work in the Exec Branch even surprises me.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at August 21, 2019 06:44 PM (Jj+59)

280 isn't housing the kids with the adults MORE dangerous?

Potentially but I think they're probably pretty well monitored.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (KZzsI)

281 Nood.

Posted by: Flyguy at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (v30M8)

282
She said the idea was absurd. which he said "was not
a very nice thing to say" and that the U.S. should be respected or
something like that


Posted by: FenelonSpoke


She's full of shit.

President Trump does not want to buy Greenland. He made the offer to send notice to Denmark and everyone else: Hands off Greenland with you silly partnerships and secret deals.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (pKmEq)

283 Noodus Economista

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (DHNlU)

284 Her birth name was "Tejada," I think,

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 21, 2019 06:44 PM (DHNlU)


It should have been "Tejadest".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (EcqY2)

285 Christopher R Taylor: "Can I get a young Marisa Tomei as a housekeeper? She can wear the French Maid outfit instead of the bikini if she wants."

If we're picking out wardrobes, I kinda liked the tattered, stringy thing she wore in The Wrestler. Let's put that on the list.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 21, 2019 06:45 PM (6eEQ+)

286 you know you have to learn how to successfully reprimand you indentured hottie housekeeper with spanking.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 06:46 PM (HALdu)

287 The amount of chaff Trump has found in the pool of possible candidates for work in the Exec Branch even surprises me.

I think the wheat is like .02% of the bushel

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2019 06:46 PM (KZzsI)

288 If Reagan didn't invade Grenada and the Beirut barracks weren't blown up, I imagine the US would look like Japan. Perhaps, even just as hated as Japan, too.
Posted by: Jamaica Queens at August 21, 2019 06


Whaaaa?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 21, 2019 06:50 PM (X6Rqi)

289 Long over-due but finally done. Exit from Flores was always an option, several paths to it.


Now let's see prosecution of the Mississippi chicken processors for their hiring illegals, and a lot, lot more raids [or better, a big sit-down with known big violator sectors, to provide an easy way, and a hard way, for them to come into compliance, an offer they can't refuse].


And I'll leave off the rest for now.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 05:43 PM (QDnY+)

I think what may happen is that the *Democrats* may call for this sort of thing in their typical anti-business way. So when they do, Trump starts doing it and thus avoids an outcry. And the 'pro business' Dem wing takes another hit.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 21, 2019 06:52 PM (FTPn0)

290 I missed it - WTF is Trump on about WRT American car companies and cars that cost $3K more than they should?? Trumpentwatters has 2 items on this.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2019 06:55 PM (QDnY+)

291 155 I think Mooch simply saw a great opportunity to make bucks and get attention by being the new Avenatti, so he jumped at it. He doesn't care, whenever this gig ends, he'll slink back into obscurity.

Posted by: Tom Servo

Mooch will collect hundreds of millions of anti_trump money and then say, "you know, thinking this through, Trump is the man. Ima spend all that anti Trump PAC money getting him re-elected."

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (/Fmtj)

292 "267 Not that's it's our problem or I care, but isn't housing the kids with the adults MORE dangerous? I mean the kids want to be with third parents, I'm sure, but we know that MANY of them are not the real parents.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 06:42 PM (lhaql) "



Uhuh, it sounds cold to just say it, but I gotta say I think this falls under the Sucks To Be You clause.

Don't rent your kids to coyotes, nothing bad will happen, seems simple to me.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2019 06:57 PM (XNDy+)

293 Is the host still over$100 per day per person? That is a lot of cheap labor going to waste

Posted by: Kurt at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (qlc0k)

All Democrat Presidential Candidates, Except Tulsi Gabbard, Absolutely Refuse to Condemn Antifa When Directly Asked

Oh right, being insufficiently condemnatory about political violence is also grounds for a quasi-criminal public prosecution.

Except when the Ruling Class decides they like a little political violence.



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:31 PM




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1 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:32 PM (iikV8)

2 noice

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:32 PM (iikV8)

3 Top 5

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 21, 2019 04:32 PM (5l6gb)

4 "Anti-fa? Who dat?"

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 21, 2019 04:32 PM (T9rmq)

5 The Black Mamba retains the belt

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (5l6gb)

6 They aren't about to throw their private brownshirts under the bus.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (NWiLs)

7 Bidet: Translation - I like paste!

Posted by: Archer at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (gmo/4)

8 Gillibrand: "I don't know what Antifa is"

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Alright, this woman has no chance anyway.

But, this is so ridiculous, that a federally elected politician would even feign ignorance of something like Antifa.

She's either breathtakingly dishonest, or breathtakingly out of the loop of modern events.

Seriously NY. WTF?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (iikV8)

9 They hate us. They truly hate us. Every initiative they have is what they accuse us of doing.

Posted by: DanMan at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (XTiHL)

10 I denounce hate?? That was not the question, you old fool.

Posted by: IC at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (a0IVu)

11 I nooded. Again.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 21, 2019 04:34 PM (T9rmq)

12 They don't know what Antifa is? Then they are not well informed. Either that or they're liars. Not good either way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 04:34 PM (+0VWg)

13 It's interesting how Pizza Gate, Wikileaks, the DNC "hack, Seth Rich, Russian Collusion and now Epstein are all very much connected by six degrees of separation (or less).

It's the content of the Clinton and Podesta e-mails that inform part of the Pizza Gate scandal, leaked e-mails that Seth Rich appears to have died because of. And Russian collusion was created to distract from those very same e-mails and their associated storage and distribution. And Pizza Gate and now Epstein are scandals which both involve child sex trafficking.

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 04:34 PM (q177U)

14 Yang: "No hate"

Even if we have to club you over the head.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at August 21, 2019 04:34 PM (uGHnY)

15 Every initiative they have is what they accuse us of doing.


It's called projection.

/we were this close to Hillary, Madam Prez for Life and FEMA re-education camps.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (AkkRZ)

16 Antigua?

Posted by: G marks the spot at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (mrrpb)

17 Remember, Trump saying Nazis are bad and he denounced all hatred meant he was a Nazi himself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (iikV8)

18 Disingenuous Fucktards. They want a civil war, they just don't want to be blamed for it

Posted by: Wytshus at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (2I62O)

19 Why are several of them saying "Thanks".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (+0VWg)

20

It's the answer version of "what is the meaning of 'is'?"

Who is Antifa? What is Antifa?

NO ONE KNOWS!!!!!!

Posted by: imp at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (uKiy5)

21 All I can say is thank God for President Trump.

Whomever the Dem candidate ends up being, he can shove Antifa right down their lying throats.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (BmxiN)

22 "Gillibrand: "I don't know what Antifa is"

We rate this as 'True'

Posted by: sNopes at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (cqNba)

23 Can John Prine's "Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian" be the official theme song for Tulsi's campaign?

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (hpyb4)

24 Did Hitler ever acknowledge the Brown Shirts?

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (T9rmq)

25 (From a willowed comment I made yesterday

There is no agreement on how Antifa is pronounced, even among members themselves.

I've heard

-- An-TEE-fah
-- An-TEE-fuh
-- AN-tifa
-- An-tee-FA
-- On-tee-FA
-- ON-tee-fuh
-- 'N-TEE-fuh
-- AN-TEE-FAH (all syllables equal)

In the US, I think the most common pronunciation is

An-TEE-fuh

...but in Europe, the most common is

On-tee-FA

..which, they would argue, is correct, since it's short for "anti-Fascist," so you'd need to emphasize the "Fa" part.

A linguistic conundrum.

Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (Q3dyo)

26 Seriously NY. WTF?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (iikV

Blame the Boroughs.

The rest of NY is relatively sane.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (k76MH)

27 I had totally forgotten that JellyBrand was running.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (FiUMj)

28 This won't end well for Antifa.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (hpmES)

29 Antifa?


Never heard of them.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (EcqY2)

30 Theory:

They all know that Antifa is backed by the same big dollar donors who are donating to their campaigns.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (iikV8)

31 Yeah. They'll kill us en masse if they get the chance.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (T8HPM)

32

Bloomberg "news" is interviewing Marianne Williamson right now. I wonder if those commies will ask her about Antifa? Oh dear she might not make the September debate. Think of all of the negative waves if she doesn't.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (kw5n8)

33 These folk are pretty stupid....Yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (cqNba)

34 26 Seriously NY. WTF?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (iikV

Blame the Boroughs.

The rest of NY is relatively sane.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (k76MH)

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The same boroughs that vote at less than 20% rates and gave themselves Bill de Blasio?

Seriously. NY is stupid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (iikV8)

35 "I don't know what Antifa is"

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the junior Senator from the State of New York.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (DU2N9)

36 Yep, same donors, can't renounce.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (nRWPy)

37 Disingenuous Fucktards. They want a civil war, they just don't want to be blamed for it
Posted by: Wytshus at August 21, 2019 04:35 PM (2I62O)


I certainly don't want a civil war. I wouldn't last a day.

But lord, I almost wish for one just so I could end my days going full Pinochet Airlines on the media.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (BmxiN)

38 She's either breathtakingly dishonest, or breathtakingly out of the loop of modern events.

Seriously NY. WTF?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM (iikV
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Embrace the power of "all of the above."

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (qC1Sy)

39 An-who-fa?

Posted by: huerfano at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (6e1eX)

40 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (Zz0t1)

41 Weird spam at the bottom of the last thread

Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (lwiT4)

42 These answers are like the mobsters testifying before Congress:

"There is no mafia. We're just a bunch of guys ... who like to break legs. Nice house you got there, Senator ..."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (EcqY2)

43 Translation - SILENCE! I KEEL YOU! They all said.

Posted by: Archer at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (gmo/4)

44 Where are all the reporters then asking every Democrat if they will have the courage to denounce the Democrats that refuse to denounce Antifa?

Oh right, that's a GOP only thing.

Posted by: Kale at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (73Pwg)

45 Yeah. They'll kill us en masse if they get the chance.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (T8HPM)


Whatever you do - don't hit them back. It's what they want you to do, or some such shit.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (P4GTk)

46 They don't know what Antifa is, yet they're "in touch" with the American people.

Lying sacks of shit.

Posted by: Sponge at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (Zz0t1)

47 Antifa should be pronounced in the original Russian of Vladimir Lenin, it's creator.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (nRWPy)

48 Its

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (nRWPy)

49 Democomies like violent anarchists and communists. Wait until Trump makes them terrorists. They will really go off the deep end.

Posted by: Vic at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (mpXpK)

50 Ace, somebody deposited some spam at the end of the Prince Andrew thread.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (RD7QR)

51 Re the ones who claimed not to know what Antifa is - you're running for president and you're proclaiming you're so out of touch you don't know who the current darling terrorist group of the left is? Not buying it.

Oh, and I feel I've done my part for this election because yesterday both going into and coming out of the library I was asked by clipboard-toting liberals if I would sign a petition to get Amy Klobuchar on the ballot here in Virginia. Both times I told them "Nope! Not interested!" while holding up both my hands in the "stop" position. I hope they got the message.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (aXucN)

52 Weird spam at the bottom of the last thread
Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (lwiT4)


Yeah...saw that.

Really odd.

Posted by: Sponge at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (Zz0t1)

53

Williamson said she absolutely considers herself a capitalist. No wonder why she's sinking in the Dem polls

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (kw5n8)

54
"I don't know what Antifa is"

Aren't they the ones fighting against white supreemies?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (aKsyK)

55
With Styer and Soros shelling out the bucks no Dem is going to whisper a word about the Brownshirts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (Wx/+I)

56 But lord, I almost wish for one just so I could end my days going full Pinochet Airlines on the media.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (BmxiN)
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And this is what I don't get about the people who are trying to start a civil war.

I expect there are a lot of people with lists and probably a lot of those lists overlap.

If things truly go south, and I think they will, there will be no place for any of these people to hide.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (qC1Sy)

57 I expect politicians to lie but Gillibrand takes it to a whole new level.

She will literally say anything to get elected.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (ZLI7S)

58 Antifa? Never heard of them.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (I05J2)

59 51 Re the ones who claimed not to know what Antifa is - you're running for president and you're proclaiming you're so out of touch you don't know who the current darling terrorist group of the left is? Not buying it.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (aXucN)

===========

How much you wanna bet that they know the name of the El Paso shooter off the top of their heads?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (iikV8)

60 Williamson no?


Haha

Love is the answer!

Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (MAstk)

61
Antifa... They're idiots. If they knew any history, they'd understand their place in all this.

Once the Left finishes consolidating power and taking full control, purges the Army and police of dissent, and no longer needs a street army to terrorize people these little idiots will be dispensed with in short order.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (AzW6q)

62 Aunty Fa is a gentle soul. When I was young, we'd bake cookies for soldiers coming home from Korea.

Posted by: Christopher Hughes at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (PtTcP)

63 Trump is going to hammer whoever wins the debate with this.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (JUOKG)

64 They don't know what Antifa is, yet they're "in touch" with the American people.

Posted by: Sponge at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (Zz0t1)


Well ... antifa is totally un-American, so they are trying to keep up their false pretenses about being Americans, at heart.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (EcqY2)

65 Aunt Ifa ?

Whose aunt is she ? Should I know who she is? --- Joe Biden

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (+bKWx)

66 Dear COBs - last thread, cleanup in aisle


Posted by: sonia garry at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (fQ3kU)

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (DU2N9)

67 57 I expect politicians to lie but Gillibrand takes it to a whole new level.

She will literally say anything to get elected.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 04:40 PM (ZLI7S)

=========

And NY obliges.

I know state politics are generally stupid and dynastic, but NY has to have won some sort of prize for its brand of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (iikV8)

68 Plugs sock fail

Posted by: Christopher Hughes at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (PtTcP)

69 12 They don't know what Antifa is? Then they are not well informed. Either that or they're liars. Not good either way.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 04:34 PM (+0VWg)

Yeah sorry, I call bullshit. They know exactly what Antifa is.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (Ez6QX)

70 early OT but had to:

Babylon Bee:

Trump's Loyalty To Republican Values Questioned After He Actually Does Something To Defund Planned Parenthood

Heh, they're good.

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (G0vdT)

71 That's some crazy spam. I went back over there hoping to find out where I can buy a lace wig but nope.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (aXucN)

72 I'm surprised Williamson, the candidate of love, didn't at least mildly denounce Antifa.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (aCNZ6)

73 And NY obliges.

I know state politics are generally stupid and dynastic, but NY has to have won some sort of prize for its brand of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (iikV

It doesn't help that the 'GOP' here is basically nonexistent.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (k76MH)

74 Well at least they have enough loyalty to stand by their own ground troops, which is more than you can say about the right. The Oathkeepers started weeping at the thought there might be a right-wing badthinker in Portland.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (ltuaO)

75 70 early OT but had to:

Babylon Bee:

Trump's Loyalty To Republican Values Questioned After He Actually Does Something To Defund Planned Parenthood

Heh, they're good.
Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (G0vdT)

==========

"This is not who we are."
-President George W. Bush, who didn't do this

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (iikV8)

76 Trump is considering labeling Antifa a terrorist organization. Every one of these fucks know EXACTLY who they are.

They are liars. ALL of them.

Posted by: Sponge at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (Zz0t1)

77 Giglibrand is stupid enough I can believe she really DOESN'T know what antifa is.

Real Presidential timber there.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (t47Fh)

78 71 That's some crazy spam. I went back over there hoping to find out where I can buy a lace wig but nope.
Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (aXucN)

But a love and lottery spell, though!!

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (Ez6QX)

79 The Democrats Para-Military organization, Antifa, Is very useful. Why would they denounce them? They provide a valuable service and have the endorsement of CNN/MSNBC/damn near all the other MSM.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (TDEu0)

80

Williamson told the Ken doll with the spray tan that she wants to have a reparations council. Instead of money how about sending them good vibes?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (kw5n8)

81 Antifa or as now AntiFirstAmendments is the street army of the Left, no way they are going to throw them under the bus

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (BbGew)

82 The sign reads, "No enemies to the Left."

The moose out front should've told you.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (DrqHq)

83 >>>They all know that Antifa is backed by the same big dollar donors who are donating to their campaigns.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (iikV

Geeze, man I just slapped myself on the forehead. I instantly knew this is right because in hindsight it seems so obvious.

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (q177U)

84 And antifa is nothing new. Just a new name for the same old America-hating leftist scum who like to pretend they're Eurotrash.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (EcqY2)

85 It doesn't help that the 'GOP' here is basically nonexistent.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 21, 2019 04:41 PM (k76MH)

The GOPe in NY exists just fine - just like in MA - as controlled "opposition".

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (DU2N9)

86 But, this is so ridiculous, that a federally elected politician would even feign ignorance of something like Antifa.

She's either breathtakingly dishonest, or breathtakingly out of the loop of modern events.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:33 PM


Let me be clear, there were, um, many times that I, um, myself was unaware of, um, something until I, that is to say, um, me, learned about it reading the, um, newspaper.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Soetoro at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (23YGv)

87 Every one of those imbeciles is Alfred E. Neuman. "What? Me worry?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (HaL55)

88
Did Hitler ever acknowledge the Brown Shirts?

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (T9rmq)







On the Night of the Long Knives, he acknowledged the hell out of them!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (veoSD)

89 -
--
Every one of these fucks know EXACTLY who they are.



They are liars. ALL of them.


Posted by: Sponge at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM

Just like dear old dad.

Posted by: Satan, getting misty at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (pMGkg)

90 But a love and lottery spell, though!!
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (Ez6QX)
-------


Tempting, I must admit. Plus they left their WhatsApp number so they must be legit.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (aXucN)

91 I know comments like this abound here, but seriously...

Ten years ago, I openly scoffed at anyone even hinting that mass civil unrest was fast approaching.

Five years ago, I quietly rolled my eyes at anyone even hinting that mass civil unrest was fast approaching.

Now, I'm not sure I have enough supplies laid in to get through the first 30 days of the approaching mass civil unrest.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (T8HPM)

92 52 Weird spam at the bottom of the last thread
Posted by: grammie winger at August 21, 2019 04:38 PM (lwiT4)

Yeah...saw that.

Really odd.
Posted by: Sponge at August 21, 2019 04:39 PM (Zz0t1)



I miss the days of Lace Wigs.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (ujg0T)

93 Antifa? Never heard of them. Dems.
SA? Not a debating society. - AH

Posted by: Archer at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (gmo/4)

94 Love is the answer!

[WHACK WITH CHAIN]

Can you feel the love?

Posted by: AntiFalala at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (RD7QR)

95 83 >>>They all know that Antifa is backed by the same big dollar donors who are donating to their campaigns.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (iikV

Geeze, man I just slapped myself on the forehead. I instantly knew this is right because in hindsight it seems so obvious.
Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (q177U)

==========

In the exact same way that the KKK was Democrats masked and funded by Democrats, Antifa is Democrats masked and funded by Democrats.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:44 PM (iikV8)

96 Anteefah? I am NOT anti teeth!

Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 04:44 PM (v0R5T)

97 But lord, I almost wish for one just so I could end my days going full Pinochet Airlines on the media.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 21, 2019 04:37 PM (BmxiN)


Doesn't matter what you or I want. At the end of all this, the choices will be fight and maybe die or form lines for the camps and surely die.

Make no mistake - they'll do it in waves, to allow the cucks a chance to beg and plead for everyone to please, for the love of God, do the mature thing and just line up already.

Posted by: The White Devil at August 21, 2019 04:44 PM (P4GTk)

98 Loved the pic of the 3r Mechanized Antifa wheelchair Btl in Portland last weekend.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 21, 2019 04:44 PM (5l6gb)

99 We all know they damn well know who Antifa is, their ow shock troops. What the silly sods don't know is they could denounce Antifa and the thugs will still remain loyal to them.

Just like jellyfish, the current flock of Dem candidates has no guts, no brains but loaded with poison.

Posted by: Decaf at August 21, 2019 04:44 PM (kGBB1)

100 Antifa?
Bunch of Homos.

Posted by: Tulsi Gabbard - vote for me! at August 21, 2019 04:45 PM (v0R5T)

101 Good James Freeman piece today at WSJ, Elizabeth Warrens Crisis Has Arrived hanging the huge bubble of student loan defaults, resulting from her nationalization of the program, on her neck

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 21, 2019 04:45 PM (FpybW)

102
On the Night of the Long Knives, he acknowledged the hell out of them!
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 04:43 PM (veoSD)

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It's baked in the cake. Party shock armies are dissolved with extreme prejudice once the Party consolidates power. These people are laughably ignorant.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 04:45 PM (AzW6q)

103 A linguistic conundrum stupid effin' name.
Posted by: zombie at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 21, 2019 04:45 PM (ejd/p)

104 I think Tulsi Gabbard is going to be the ticket-VP. She's attractive, articulate and can sound sort of moderate even though I assume she's a leftist who hides it well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM (+0VWg)

105 Gary "Rocky Mountain High" Johnson was roundly (and rather justifiably) criticized for his "What's An Al-epo" comment.

Sen. JellyBrain's outright denial of knowing what Antifa is? At least 5x worse.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM (DU2N9)

106 Denounce Aunty Fa? What did she do?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM (t47Fh)

107 Williamson told the Ken doll with the spray tan that she wants to have a reparations council. Instead of money how about sending them good vibes?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM


You mean Barbie? No thanks, skip 'er.

Posted by: Ken 'Epstein' at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM (23YGv)

108 Antifa bloody hoo-hahs have to stop with the whole "Antifa means Anti-Fascist, so if you're not with us, that means you're a Fascist" BS.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM (sm6Pk)

109 I can easily imagine a conference call between a nominee and his/her donors.

"Thank you for dialing in. I'm looking for max contributions."
-Candidate

"I'm willing to write the check, but I have some concerns."
-Donor

"Anything. What is it?"
-Candidate

"I've noticed that Antifa has been getting bad press."
-Donor

"I understand. I saw the footage out of Portland. It looked really bad."
-Candidate

"I won't write that check if you bring that up. You won't say a word bad about Antifa. Do you understand?"
-Donor

"I understand fully."
-Candidate

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM (iikV8)

110 Yeah sorry, I call bullshit. They know exactly what Antifa is.

They know exactly who the anti-Christ George Soros is and what he's doing to us. They know exactly who Robert Creamer is and what he's up to. They know exactly who David Axelrod is and how he created the Astroturf campaign of false support to get SCOAMF elected.

Liars, every fucking one of them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 21, 2019 04:47 PM (HaL55)

111 Say what you like about Louisiana politics it is not dynastic. The fact that it has been kept this way by periodically sending Governors to jail is another matter.

Posted by: nearsighted cyclops now rocking the monocle at August 21, 2019 04:47 PM (xV6Pj)

112 Well, antifa is no SEIU. But I admire their efforts.

And I don't know who they are. I don't even know what I just said. I just ... Hey! Jelly donuts!!

Posted by: Kristin Jellybrain at August 21, 2019 04:47 PM (EcqY2)

113 It's baked in the cake. Party shock armies are dissolved with extreme prejudice once the Party consolidates power. These people are laughably ignorant.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 04:45 PM (AzW6q)

We're not ignorant, we just know that socialism has never worked because WE'VE not been in charge.

This time, we - the loyal shock troops - won't be dispensed of at all. We'll be welcomed into the leadership cadre!

//Antifa

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (T8HPM)

114 Gillibrand is so stupid she makes everyone in b.c. the room stupider just by being in it.

Posted by: dagny at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (nRWPy)

115 We all know they damn well know who Antifa is, their own shock troops.

The questioners should have had a follow-up to those who ducked the question: do they denounce the Proud Boys?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (t47Fh)

116

is Tulsi the only Demo candidate that served in the military?


I can't think of any others.


She may be a leftie, but she is still American.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (sy5kK)

117 So at best the demofascist presidential field is dumb as a bag of rocks. At worst they think violence in the cause of fascism is OKEY DOKEY.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (pw+jk)

118 The name "ANTIFA" sucks "Satanic Death Troopers of Death and Shit" has a much better ring.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (u6xw0)

119
What the silly sods don't know is they could denounce Antifa and the thugs will still remain loyal to them.

--------

They're not worried about loyalty - they know that's unshakable.

Antifa operates the way they do precisely because they know they have nothing whatsoever to fear from the forces of law-and-order.

If national Democrat politicians started denouncing Antifa, the local Party leaders would start cracking down, and it would turn down the temperature.

We're at the stage when they want to turn the heat up and up and up until it boils over.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (AzW6q)

120 Anteefah? I am NOT anti teeth!
Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 04:44 PM


Cut. Jib. Newsletter?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at August 21, 2019 04:48 PM (23YGv)

121 Admiral: You should be at least a two star admiral by now. But here you are. Your website is infested with trolls. Why is that?

Captain Pete 'Ace' Mitchell: It's a mystery for the ages, Sir.

Admiral: You know, one day your kind will be extinct, and be replaced by Trolls.

Captain Pete 'Ace' Mitchell: Maybe some day Sir...but not today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2019 04:49 PM (cqNba)

122 The name "ANTIFA" sucks "Satanic Death Troopers of Death and Shit" has a much better ring."

Go with "Knights In Satan's Service"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 04:49 PM (6qErC)

123 John Delany also was willing to denounce them, causing many to say "Who the fuck is John Delany?"

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 21, 2019 04:49 PM (oZ6kz)

124 The thing I do enjoy about A, is the total lack of OPSEC about themselves. You wear the uniform, you ID yourself for knuckledragers like me. I understand this is just the cannon fodder, but you have to start somewhere.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 04:49 PM (Y4EXg)

125 83 >>>They all know that Antifa is backed by the same big dollar donors who are donating to their campaigns.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (iikV

Rootless Internationalists.

Posted by: doo doo and ketchup at August 21, 2019 04:49 PM (QwmrN)

126 If it is a male Democrat candidate it has to be a female vp, still not convinced the Democrat party won't rig it so a female will win.

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 04:50 PM (BbGew)

127 Now ask Giglibrand if she denounces Jenny Craig.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:50 PM (t47Fh)

128 -
--
Antifa bloody hoo-hahs have to stop with the whole
"Antifa means Anti-Fascist, so if you're not with us, that means you're a
Fascist" BS.


Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM

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

We don't have to do anything, fascist!
Also, bloody hoo-hahs is triggering.

Posted by: Aunty Fags at August 21, 2019 04:50 PM (pMGkg)

129 Now ask Giglibrand if she denounces Jenny Craig.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

----

Has Jenny weighed in yet?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 04:51 PM (Y4EXg)

130 if she denounces Jenny Craig."

Or Sara Lee.

'Cause nobody doesn't like Sara Lee.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 04:51 PM (6qErC)

131 In fairness to Inslee, he really is that stupid.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at August 21, 2019 04:51 PM (jWe5r)

132

The Antifa are the Obama brownshirts he so proudly proclaimed about early in his administration.


Funded by Soros organizations, of course.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 04:51 PM (sy5kK)

133 Dems should well and truly be alarmed at minorities like blacks and hispanics peeling off from their party and favoring Trump. Those groups have not been feminised and still consider masculinity a positive trait. Getting out there and fighting back is something the GOP has not done in decades. Trump does it fearlessly taking no notice of the media vapors at his "crassness".

Cultures that prefer men to be men don't see anything on the Dem side of politics with 99 genders that appeals, except for free money of course.

Posted by: Decaf at August 21, 2019 04:52 PM (kGBB1)

134 Gabbard is setting up to be the dark horse candidate.

Anyone remember if she raised her hand for free healthcare for illegals?

Posted by: Regular joe at August 21, 2019 04:52 PM (6/uwW)

135 What's a Entifa?

Posted by: Gary Johnson at August 21, 2019 04:52 PM (oZ6kz)

136
No, Tulsi is a "Russian asset" according to the loons.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 21, 2019 04:52 PM (NMAzL)

137 >> What's a Entifa?

It's a brand of combination bong and buttplug. You should try it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (NMAzL)

138 Williamson told the Ken doll with the spray tan that she wants to have a reparations council. Instead of money how about sending them good vibes?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 21, 2019 04:42 PM (kw5n


And some crystals!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (t47Fh)

139 This also reminds me of the couple of years when Barky and his junta reused to say the name "Jerusalem" and people were having fun asking them all sorts of questions that had the answer "Jerusalem" but none of them would ever utter it.

Somehow, they got away with that bullshit. And got away not in the sense of anything about Israel but "got away with" being such disingenuous, obvious, retarded dickbags ... and then pretty much everybody forgot about it all.

It's crazy, really. But that sort of shit happened ALL THE TIME with Barky and his junta. Why would they think it would stop, now. Deny, deny, deny. Eventually people will get tired and forget about it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (EcqY2)

140 Gonna be an early night.

Posted by: Bull Wynn at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (23YGv)

141 134 Gabbard is setting up to be the dark horse candidate.

Anyone remember if she raised her hand for free healthcare for illegals?
Posted by: Regular joe at August 21, 2019 04:52 PM (6/uwW)
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She "sounds" moderate on some issues but I recall she's got a few wacky positions.

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (G0vdT)

142 If it is a male Democrat candidate it has to be a
female vp, still not convinced the Democrat party won't rig it so a
female will win.


Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 04:50 PM

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They did that before and she lost.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (JUOKG)

143 @MittRomney

Antifa re fighting against racism and fascism! Morally different universe!

(This one is actually real)

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (N4xQB)

144 Denounce Aunty Fa? What did she do?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:46 PM (t47Fh)
..........

Apparently she went nuts and beat up a reporter and shit on a cop car. You can come down to the station and post bail.

Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (v0R5T)

145 these antifas are maoist fascist garbage. Read the instapundit post of mao's invasion of the campuses. This is a few years away unless someone does something.

Posted by: DNC/MEDIA at August 21, 2019 04:54 PM (JziUy)

146 134 Gabbard is setting up to be the dark horse candidate.

Anyone remember if she raised her hand for free healthcare for illegals?
Posted by: Regular joe at August 21, 2019 04:52 PM (6/uwW)
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They all did.

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 04:54 PM (G0vdT)

147 Trump told the country on July 4, A WWII soldier said ' Looks like we are surrounded again, poor basdards. '

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil at August 21, 2019 04:54 PM (9PtLS)

148 The next time Don Lemon or anyone else on CNN/MSNBC says that white men are the biggest terrorist threat in this country, I wish someone would say, yeah, and they're called Antifa.

Posted by: sillyme at August 21, 2019 04:54 PM (RPGAd)

149 She "sounds" moderate on some issues but I recall she's got a few wacky positions.

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (G0vdT)

Gun Grabber
Medicare For All
Open Borders
Just to name a few. She's not insane, and I respect her for her service. But beyond that? Not just no, but fvck no.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 04:54 PM (DU2N9)

150 This Antifa shit bugs me more than anything else.

Posted by: Weasel at August 21, 2019 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

151 Brian Cates @drawandstrike
1m
BTW, allow me to spell out what this latest declass proves:

That Comey & Co., 2 weeks before exonerating Clinton, not only knew about this 3rd server with this gmail account with a Chinese company name, they knew there were classified info in 58 of these emails.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 21, 2019 04:55 PM (BqBId)

152 And some crystals!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM


Do you think they realize that Celestite is just a crystal of Strontium Sulfate?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 21, 2019 04:55 PM (23YGv)

153 Apparently she went nuts and beat up a reporter and shit on a cop car. You can come down to the station and post bail.
Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (v0R5T)


If I come down there and withdraw money, will they keep her in the jug longer?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:55 PM (t47Fh)

154 When you cover your face
To anonymously mace
That's ANTIFA

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2019 04:55 PM (ZLI7S)

155 139 This also reminds me of the couple of years when Barky and his junta reused to say the name "Jerusalem" and people were having fun asking them all sorts of questions that had the answer "Jerusalem" but none of them would ever utter it.

Somehow, they got away with that bullshit. And got away not in the sense of anything about Israel but "got away with" being such disingenuous, obvious, retarded dickbags ... and then pretty much everybody forgot about it all.

It's crazy, really. But that sort of shit happened ALL THE TIME with Barky and his junta. Why would they think it would stop, now. Deny, deny, deny. Eventually people will get tired and forget about it.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (EcqY2)

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They did seem to have a thing for throwing shade at our allies by using the wrong names for things. The most embarrassing was when Barky called the Falklands "The Maldives".

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 21, 2019 04:56 PM (N4xQB)

156 The Governor of the state where Seattle and Olympia are located doesn't know what Antifa is.

Okey - dokey!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 04:56 PM (I2/tG)

157 She "sounds" moderate on some issues but I recall she's got a few wacky positions.

Posted by: WisRich at August 21, 2019 04:53 PM (G0vdT)


No democrat can be trusted. They are all America-hating scum.

Period.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 04:56 PM (EcqY2)

158 where do we go when we require a yardarm? do we have yardarm anywhere other than the USS Constitution?

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 04:56 PM (HALdu)

159 24 Did Hitler ever acknowledge the Brown Shirts?
Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (T9rmq)

Up until he he'd Ernst Rhom shot. In bed. With an SAMann .

Posted by: Ghoti at August 21, 2019 04:56 PM (+szSl)

160 That governor Inslee of Washington is a jackass.
That power move, pinching the interviewer arm
really cheap.

Posted by: Higgins at August 21, 2019 04:57 PM (x3tTl)

161 Just to name a few. She's not insane, and I respect her for her service.
Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 04:54 PM (DU2N9)


Yeah, me too, to an extent. She was an X-ray technician. So not exactly the Sands of Iwo Jima or anything.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:57 PM (t47Fh)

162 Do-re-mi-FA-so-la-te-doh! - Joe Biden

Posted by: wth at August 21, 2019 04:57 PM (v0R5T)

163 "No democrat can be trusted. They are all America-hating scum.

Period."

We rate this as 'False'

Posted by: sNopes at August 21, 2019 04:57 PM (cqNba)

164 I thought PDT was going to declare Antifa a terror group? That would be a good first step to rein them in. Would help with the funding issue too.

Funding terrorists? Jail bro. Have a nice stay.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 21, 2019 04:57 PM (3H9h1)

165 Okay, I watched the video, and to be fair, several of them did actually denounce antifa, at least sort of.

Question: who the heck is Governor Steve Bullock? Whoever he is, he refused to denounce them.

Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (aXucN)

166 that is the funny thing about antifa, they have no understanding of what happened to the brown shirts and the red guards.

you're next baby.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (HALdu)

167 159 24 Did Hitler ever acknowledge the Brown Shirts?
Posted by: zeera Moron Author at August 21, 2019 04:36 PM (T9rmq)

Up until he he'd Ernst Rhom shot. In bed. With an SAMann .
Posted by: Ghoti at August 21, 2019 04:56 PM (+szSl)


Along with the entire leadership of the SA, which was almost entirely composed of shirtlifters who were doing their thing at the time (3 or 4 am, IIRC).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (t47Fh)

168 That governor Inslee of Washington is a jackass.

Remember the Antifa terrorist who attacked an ICE facility in Tacoma, and was killed by the Tacoma cops, Governor?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (I2/tG)

169
Gabbard is setting up to be the dark horse candidate.


"Dark horse" is racist.

Posted by: George Harrison at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (aKsyK)

170 That Comey Co., 2 weeks before exonerating Clinton, not only knew
about this 3rd server with this gmail account with a Chinese company
name, they knew there were classified info in 58 of these emails.


Good job there, Saint Comey, for reminding people just how dishonest and corrupt Her Heinous was right before the election and how you and the Swamp was letting her get away with shit that would get the rest of us thrown under the jail for life.

Damned good job.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (HaL55)

171 Ace-please take a look at the video I discussed this morning. It's apropos.
I'm asking Ace to do a post on this video from Andy Ngo's twitter feed.

https://tinyurl.com/y6y5oqde
Search on "young girl who got separated". Sickening. Yeah, they're real heroes.

Posted by: Fredo at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (T6t7i)

172 158 where do we go when we require a yardarm? do we have yardarm anywhere other than the USS Constitution?
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 21, 2019 04:56 PM (HALdu)

I think Olympia has proper masts. She was in that transitional period where even ships that didn't have sails still had substantial masts.

Posted by: Ghoti at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (+szSl)

173 Theoretically - What would happen if one were to infiltrate Antifa and then clobber a Dem candidate over the head with a bike lock? Any change in the coverage or support? (Asking for a friend.)

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (xptlg)

174 Question: who the heck is Governor Steve Bullock? Whoever he is, he refused to denounce them.



Posted by: bluebell at August 21, 2019 04:58 PM (aXucN)

That would be the Governor of "Deep Red"... MONTANA.

Posted by: DocJ at August 21, 2019 04:59 PM (DU2N9)