Saturday Overnight Open Thread (11/16/19)

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The Saturday Night Joke

A Southern lady was visiting an acquaintance, and the acquaintance was taking great delight in showing off her many treasures.

“Why, this grand house was given to me by my husband as a wedding gift.”

Lady: “How nice.”

“And that Mercedes out front, that was an anniversary gift from my husband.”

Lady: “How nice.”

“And this 5-carat diamond ring, that was given to me by my husband when our first child was born.”

Lady: “How nice.”

“And these emerald and diamond earrings were a gift from my husband when our second child was born.”

Lady: “How nice.”

“And what did your husband give you?”

Lady: “Why, he gave me etiquette lessons, so I could learn to say ‘how nice,’ instead of ‘fuck you’.”H/T Legally Sufficient

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Thomas Edison Invented A Supernatural ‘Telephone’ That Still Stumps Scientists Today"

You and a few friends decide to make the evening a little extra spooky by pulling out a Ouija board and trying to “contact the dead.” Your hands move as the planchette glides across the board, slowly spelling out… your name! You cry out in fright, but your friends burst out laughing: it was all just a trick. You begin laughing too, red-faced for having fallen for it — after all, only kids believe in ghosts… right?

Believe it or not, two of history’s brightest minds were actually dedicated ghost hunters, convinced of the presence of specters within our physical world. To that end, these men built tools to contact such spirits — and the messages that returned from the other side are enough to make anyone’s hair stand on end.


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Michigan hunters save their prey from death. H/T Clutch


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Everything you wanted to know about Play-doh.


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Move over Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Le Louvre, Paris, France andt he Acropolis Museum, Athens. Now there is the Muff Busters.

In a bright indoor space in Camden’s Stables Market, a giant tampon is flanked by giant menstrual cups. Illustrations of female genitalia are dotted around the walls and some underwear is in a glass case.

This is the world’s first vagina museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, which opens this weekend in north-west London.

The museum exists thanks to a public fundraising drive, with more than 1,000 people collectively donating almost £50,000. The director, Florence Schechter, says her motivation behind setting up the space was simple. “I discovered there was a penis museum in Iceland but no vagina equivalent anywhere else so I decided to make one,” she says.


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Do you know someone who is young and thinking about college? Here is your oppurtunity to help them out.

As tuition costs soar, more students and their families are asking themselves if college is still worth it.

Some experts say the value of a bachelor’s degree is fading. Starting salaries for new college graduates have grown less than 1% over the past two years, remaining at around $50,000.

Worse yet: A decade after leaving school, more than 1 in 5 graduates are working in a job that doesn’t even require a degree.


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https://www.aei.org/economics/maps-of-american-restaurant-quality/


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Nerves of steel and quick thinking.

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THE ONT MUSICAL INTERLUDE


A good COB theme song..............


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You can't stick something in crazy as there is no room. Genius Award Winner.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — It took X-rays, a CT scan and a doctor, but sheriff’s investigators apparently solved the mystery of the groin.

The case began Oct. 15 at the St. Lucie County jail as a 33-year-old Vero Beach woman was in the facility’s booking/intake area, an affidavit states.

Asked whether she had drugs or contraband, the woman said, “No.”


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Public Transportation.

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Notice: The ONT is a subsidiary of the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Yeah right.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 1stest

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:04 PM (/UQ/R)

2 Yea!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:04 PM (/UQ/R)

3 Where is everyone?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:05 PM (/UQ/R)

4 th

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:05 PM (/UQ/R)

5 Wow let's go for 5

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (/UQ/R)

6 That's a nice looking burger ...

Prolly too greasy for me though.

Posted by: Adriane the Delicate Stomach Critic ... at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (LPnfS)

7 I would gladly pay you Tuesday, for that burger today!

Posted by: Wimpy at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (l3+k2)

8 Hi WMDS ...

Posted by: Adriane the Delicate Stomach Critic ... at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (LPnfS)

9 Worse yet: A decade after leaving school, more than 1 in 5 graduates are working in a job that doesn't even require a degree.

Doesn't matter. The important thing is that they are probably left-wing, filled with resentment and a sense of entitlement, and can be mobilized for any radical cause.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:07 PM (I2/tG)

10 Thanks for the ONT.

That burger looks off for some reason.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:07 PM (ycWCI)

11 Ok...

I'll go down below and call y'all

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:07 PM (/UQ/R)

12 Howdy Horde, and Shavuah Tov!

Thanks, MisHum, for the ONT!!

MIL Update:

Mom's doing much better, we found a terrific Assisted Living facility nearby, and spent today beginning to move some of her stuff there (it's essentially a studio apartment, talk about downsizing!). We'll finish tomorrow, and she moves in Tuesday.

This is cool: They're having a big Thanksgiving Fest/Dinner Tuesday night, and we're all going to be there with her (and 200 other folks). Should be a great way to immerse her in the new digs.

She thinks it's temporary, and it *may* be, but likely not. So we shall see. One good thing is that one of her former neighbors is also a resident, so she goes in with at least one person she knows and likes.

Posted by: ibguy at November 16, 2019 10:07 PM (EHVbt)

13 That is the Mother Of All Burgers. I want one. Maybe tomorrow. Up at 0400, y'all.

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 10:09 PM (UUkQp)

14 Kilroynius hic erat

Posted by: Gaius Kilroynius at November 16, 2019 10:09 PM (DMUuz)

15 Good evening Adriane! What is up with the delicate stomach?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (/UQ/R)

16 Hello, everyone. Love you Sorry about last night

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (l9m7l)

17 Kilroynius hic erat
Posted by: Gaius Kilroynius at November 16, 2019 10:09 PM (DMUuz)


Who is this Kilroy?

Posted by: Uncle Joe Stalin at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (aS1PU)

18 Sounds good, Ibguy. I have missed a few updates, is her friend doing better?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (ycWCI)

19 Hello there, WDS et al.

Now to read the content in the background tabs.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (t+qrx)

20 Hey everybody.

MisHum: Where oh where is that burger from??? :-)

Also re the bottom pic: looks a lot more like PUBIC transportation! Heh heh heh heh heh!--
[big cane drags qdpsteve offstage]

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

21 i was here at 10...

the ONT was not.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (NqeSm)

22 So, how could anyone set up any kind of museum in London with 50,000 pounds sterling?

Also, yuch.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (+lVUW)

23 Good to hear ibguy

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (/UQ/R)

24 That is reason 1,245,743 why I don't use public transportation...

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (UUBmN)

25

Is the subway rider sitting next to a TV remote control?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 10:12 PM (aKsyK)

26 Wow! Nice ONT, MisHum!

That looks like onion jam on that monster burger... yum!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 16, 2019 10:12 PM (lv9KS)

27 Am I weird for being a female who couldn't care less about diamonds, emeralds and such?

Hi everyone!

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:13 PM (9hauA)

28 comment va la louisiane ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:13 PM (ykYG2)

29 Waves at hogmartin! Good evening kind gentleman!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:13 PM (/UQ/R)

30 * walks up to the edge of the abyss called the ONT and stares over the edge


Hmmmm

* tosses glow stick in

Ahaaa...just as I thought

Sign at the bottom says Zod was here

Posted by: Road warrior at November 16, 2019 10:13 PM (JRHyo)

31 Everyone knows about elephant graveyards, but I've observed it with elk too. There was a deep gully about a half mile from my house when I was a kid, and wounded/sick/old elk would drag their asses down there to die. Anyone else seen this?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 10:13 PM (5aX2M)

32 McDonalds sells that burger.

It's the McFarction.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 16, 2019 10:14 PM (QzJWU)

33 We have an anus museum, we call it Congress.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 16, 2019 10:14 PM (LOq4H)

34 I have a recipe for play doh.

Martha Stewart ain't got nothing on me!

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2019 10:14 PM (9HQoP)

35 I just found this poster at FB.
Presented without comment:

https://tinyurl.com/upudpk7

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (L2ZTs)

36 "Hello, everyone. Love you Sorry about last night"

The chicken wants a box of chocolates. Dark chocolates. (I think the dinosaur clade's still got a lactose intolerance.)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (ykYG2)

37 Evening, everyone!

Posted by: Dr. T at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (2PXwn)

38 What is up with the delicate stomach?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (/UQ/R)


Nothing specific ... Just have to be careful with spicy / greasy foods as I have gotten ... ahem, closer to 29 years old.

Posted by: Adriane the Delicate Stomach Critic ... at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (LPnfS)

39 i was here at 10...

the ONT was not.
Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (NqeSm)


Not feeling it

Here's all I got:

BURMA SHAVE

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (t+qrx)

40 Hi hogmartin! How goes it?

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (9hauA)

41 What's next, a Vaj Hall of Fame?

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 10:16 PM (Okmx3)

42 I don't even like burgers or cheese but somehow, that burger still looks delicious.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:16 PM (9hauA)

43 6 That's a nice looking burger ...

Prolly too greasy for me though.
Posted by: Adriane the Delicate Stomach Critic ...


I'm not a fan of those huge burgers. They're too difficult to eat. The thrill is all in looking at it. Then you try to bite into it and the layers won't all fit in your mouth. Then parts slide out and everything runs down your wrist. Also, there's so much extra junk you can't taste the beef.

Won't get tricked into buying one of those again.

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

44 MisHum is clearly unfamiliar wit the South.

A Southern Lady would not use crude language. She would say "Bless your Heart".

Posted by: Miklos, Mama Miklos can cuss though at November 16, 2019 10:16 PM (QzkSJ)

45 Uriah Heep had one hit, but Epstein didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:16 PM (XVuno)

46 That burger looks like a heart attack on a plate.

Delicious!

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (9HQoP)

47 28
comment va la louisiane ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:13 PM (ykYG2)

Going to be very close. The Republican Sec of State just won by 20 pts so that tells you how bad the Rep gov candidate is.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (TLxpZ)

48 If you like the ladies

And you wanna be cute as an elf

Foam up with this little tidbit

Epstein didn't kill himself

BURMA SHAVE

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

49 35 I just found this poster at FB.
Presented without comment:

https://tinyurl.com/upudpk7
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (L2ZTs)

Heh.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (9hauA)

50 I hope I behaved well last night btw. I expected to get "royally pissed" since it was another depressing birthday. But I might have been so depressed I just closed up and napped off.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (ykYG2)

51

That museum must be quite... odorous...

Posted by: Muffy the Vampire Layer at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (W9WyN)

52 18 Aetius451AD

Ooops. Unfortunately, her friend succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

They did get to spend some time together before that, though.

23 wmds

Thank you!

Posted by: ibguy at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (EHVbt)

53 You got Play-Doh? Bob Dole has a remedy for that.

Posted by: Bob Dole at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (XVuno)

54 The burger in the pic looks like the Widowmaker at Claim Jumper.

Haven't had one in a while. Should probably go back. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

55 2769 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes

John Bel Edwards (DEM)
49.38%
573,203

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
50.62%
587,489

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (TLxpZ)

56 I just found this poster at FB.
Presented without comment:

https://tinyurl.com/upudpk7
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (L2ZTs)


Isn't that cute. The already started not using the English language (or at least English spelling).

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (aS1PU)

57 Good evening, chique! Had a nice visit to Eris' twee scenic towne today. There's a mindblowing cheese shop there. Just amazing.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

58 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (TLxpZ)

Wowsers!

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (9HQoP)

59 The burger looks good!

We did something unusual for us and had Burger King tonight. I spent the day an hour and a half north helping my niece and her husband move. Called wife on the way home that I'm hungry and she's cooking, and that's what I got.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (Rz2Nc)

60 California law says you can't have a burger unless it's cooked all the way down, a steak raw is OK though

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (ts3NT)

61 This is the world's first vagina museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, which opens this weekend in north-west London.

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The gift shop must be awesome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (XVuno)

62 "I just found this poster at FB.
Presented without comment: "

I particularly like how they misspelled CAUDED instead of Caused in their poster...

aww - the Boswell misspelling issues are truly alive and well on our college campuses everywhere!

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (32YRo)

63 Look at Orleans Parish:



85 of 351 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 100%







John Bel Edwards (DEM)
55,562

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
5,170


Total:
60,732

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (TLxpZ)

64 Just for the record, sanding joint compound sucks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting. at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (SchxB)

65 Tinfoilbaby, even in CA the state gubmintaters know steak eaters have more guns than burger eaters :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:20 PM (L2ZTs)

66 Thank you!
Posted by: ibguy at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (EHVbt)

Well, I am very sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:20 PM (ycWCI)

67 Happy belated birthday, boulder t'hobo!

When you get depressed about growing older, just think about the alternative.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:20 PM (9hauA)

68

So, Colon Crapondick got bounced from a high school try out?

Posted by: Seeing Eye Minky at November 16, 2019 10:20 PM (W9WyN)

69 Adriane.....yes that does get us at 29 doesn't it

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:20 PM (/UQ/R)

70 61 This is the world's first vagina museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, which opens this weekend in north-west London.

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The gift shop must be awesome.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (XVuno)

Lot of catcher's mitts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:21 PM (ycWCI)

71 24 That is reason 1,245,743 why I don't use public transportation...
Posted by: lin-duh


Whelp, if DonkeyChompers gets her way, you WILL use public transportation, and NO gigantic hamburgers for you.

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

72 Oh, good luck with the MIL, ibguy!

I know how difficult that is.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at November 16, 2019 10:21 PM (Rz2Nc)

73 Good evening, chique! Had a nice visit to Eris' twee scenic towne today. There's a mindblowing cheese shop there. Just amazing.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

Nice!

I love Eris. She's so cool and has amazing skin.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:21 PM (9hauA)

74 OverNight Edition has arrived on track 9&¾
woot!

Top pic burger looks great.

It would take me four days to consume, but, I'd do my best.

Posted by: mindful webworker - send cash check or money order at November 16, 2019 10:21 PM (5RITs)

75 I just found this poster at FB.
Presented without comment:

https://tinyurl.com/upudpk7
Posted by: qdpsteve

Now see? Just when I was getting into the holiday spirit...and there are several colleges and universities around here...

Posted by: Miklos, low level anarchist at November 16, 2019 10:22 PM (QzkSJ)

76 Boulder

LA va 50/50. 70% in, Rispone (R) has tiny lead, 51/49. All the EV is in except... for 1 parish... which is ominous.

Posted by: mnw at November 16, 2019 10:22 PM (Cssks)

77 I think some of you guys may be missing the point of the FB poster.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:22 PM (9hauA)

78 Whelp, if DonkeyChompers gets her way, you WILL use public transportation, and NO gigantic hamburgers for you.
Posted by: nerdygirl at November 16, 2019 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

The underground steak houses will be lit.

Steak is the hill to die on men.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:22 PM (ycWCI)

79 22 So, how could anyone set up any kind of museum in London with 50,000 pounds sterling?

It's a labia of love.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 10:22 PM (Wi57B)

80 and thank you Chique. means a lot.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 10:22 PM (ykYG2)

81 I've tried to eat burgers like in that pic.

It's a little tricky. You not only have to open your mouth wider than Monica Lewinsky, but also clamp the burger down in your hands as flat as you can make it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)

82 3033 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes



John Bel Edwards (DEM)
49.65%
613,576

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
50.35%
622,131

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:23 PM (TLxpZ)

83 22 So, how could anyone set up any kind of museum in London with 50,000 pounds sterling?

Lots of back door action...

Posted by: Pimpy Pete at November 16, 2019 10:23 PM (W9WyN)

84
The underground steak houses will be lit.

Steak is the hill to die on men.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:22 PM (ycWCI)


We're with you General.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:23 PM (aS1PU)

85 Look at Orleans Parish:
85 of 351 precincts reporting
Absentee reporting - 100%
John Bel Edwards (DEM)
55,562
"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
5,170
Total:
60,732
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Chocolate City was never going to vote for Vanilla Wafer Dude....so, yeah - this is to be expected

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:23 PM (32YRo)

86 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:23 PM (2DOZq)

87 Thanks for the vote reports, guys! Really appreciate it.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 16, 2019 10:24 PM (lv9KS)

88 I love Eris. She's so cool and has amazing skin.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:21 PM (9hauA)


Oh?

Posted by: Buffalo Bill at November 16, 2019 10:24 PM (wGeit)

89 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Orleans Parish is Orleans Parish.

I begin to doubt the autheticity of your "from New Orleans" nic.

Posted by: Miklos, with actual PoliSci degree from Tu-fukin-lane at November 16, 2019 10:24 PM (QzkSJ)

90 Wonder if the gift shop has any wallets
Sumbitch would never wear out

Posted by: Anglebutt at November 16, 2019 10:24 PM (ucNdt)

91 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (L2ZTs)

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Sigh.

They already have an answer for this. I've heard it many times ...
"Whites were able to develop these technologies with the wealth and free time afforded by their enslavement and exploitation of colonized populations and lands, who'd have done it independently, failing their oppression by Big White."

This is their "logic" when presented with the flipside of "cultural appropriation."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 10:25 PM (5aX2M)

92 Yud, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

93 Interesting Tweet from a Portland leftist:

the warren/sanders sniping is so so so so so so so so exhausting please don't bring that onto my timeline and instead start figuring out how to make sure the party frontrunner Joe Biden doesn't win the nomination and how we are gonna tackle climate change please and thank you

Hadn't thought about it much, but there is an ongoing civil war on the Left.

Bernie is a full-on Commie - when he talks about there being too many brands of deodorant and jailing fossil fuel executives, everyone thinks he means exactly what he says.

Warren? Even though Wall Street now says they won't contribute to the Democrats; if Warren looks like the nominee, they'll cut a deal with Warren. After all, she had no problem representing big companies in asbestos litigation. Warren is already backing away from Medicare for All, initially promising just a "public option" (I think that's already called Medicaid).

So Bernie gets the True Believers, Warren gets the academic class (a major part of the Democratic base), along with the fanatic feminists who are convinced that Hillary Wuz Robbed and will never support a male presidential candidate until a women has been elected to the White House.

And both groups hate Biden as much as they hate each other - it would be just incredibly dispiriting to them that just as the Hard Left has captured the Democratic Party, that a "moderate" retread like Biden would be the nominee.

So, this amplifies my support for Biden as the Democratic nominee - I think that he's not physically capable of running a general election campaign, but it will also kill the enthusiasm level among the people who are usually the foot soldiers in a Democratic race.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:25 PM (I2/tG)

94 41 What's next, a Vaj Hall of Fame?
Posted by: logprof


I'm surprised those geniuses with the vagina museum didn't include a baby killing hall of fame, sponsored by Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 16, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

95 How bad a candidate was Rispone?

Secretary of State



3033 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes


Kyle Ardoin (REP)
60.87%
733,310

"Gwen" Collins-Greenup (DEM)
39.13%
471,377

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:26 PM (TLxpZ)

96 I love Eris. She's so cool and has amazing skin.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:21 PM (9hauA)


Ain't no party like an Eris party, 'cause an Eris party...

...well, Eris is there, for starters. And she's the feel-good comedy blockbuster of the summer.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 10:26 PM (t+qrx)

97 I begin to doubt the autheticity of your "from New Orleans" nic.

Posted by: Miklos, with actual PoliSci degree from Tu-fukin-lane at November 16, 2019 10:24 PM (QzkSJ)


Where do you see "from"?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (TLxpZ)

98 Nice Jeep ad.

Posted by: tmitsss at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (sZav5)

99 There actually IS a Vaj Hall of Fame.

But it's located inside of Gisele Bundchen...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

100 Hadn't thought about it much, but there is an ongoing civil war on the Left.

That's pretty much every primary season. I wouldn't count on them refusing to close ranks in the general election.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (wGeit)

101 I love Eris. She's so cool and has amazing skin.

She bathe in dragon's blood to make herself invincible in battle?

'Cause that would make for some amazing skin.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting. at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (SchxB)

102 This is the world's first vagina museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, which opens this weekend in north-west London.

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Bonus Fact: There's an entire wing dedicated to sheep.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (XVuno)

103 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.

-
Palomino?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (+y/Ru)

104 This is their "logic" when presented with the flipside of "cultural appropriation."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Counterpoint - The failure of N. or S. American cultures to develop the wheel, or smelt metals.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (xSo9G)

105 3111 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes



John Bel Edwards (DEM)
49.62%
622,727

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
50.38%
632,350

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (TLxpZ)

106 Houdini didn't kill himself

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)

107 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.
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Palomino?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (+y/Ru)


Swordfish.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:28 PM (aS1PU)

108 I returned to BurgerIM on my cheat day Friday. Damn good burger. If you didn't already know already, it is an Israeli started chain.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:28 PM (2DOZq)

109 Better than than vaj hall of fame is the surprise anal hall of fame, though it is nothing more than a bunch of candid photos of shocked expressions.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 10:28 PM (HALdu)

110
Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.
Posted by: Easy Andy


Couldn't get through the firewall.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (aKsyK)

111 My parents went to the Cooter Museum and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (XVuno)

112 Easy Andy, I was actually gonna try BurgerIM a week ago.

Woudlnt'cha know it? My local location is closed forever. There is one not too far away in Artesia however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (L2ZTs)

113 This is the world's first vagina museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, which opens this weekend in north-west London.


Monk (the TV show) beat them to it, like, 10 or 15 years ago.

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (786Ro)

114 So, this amplifies my support for Biden as the Democratic nominee - I think that he's not physically capable of running a general election campaign, but it will also kill the enthusiasm level among the people who are usually the foot soldiers in a Democratic race.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:25 PM (I2/tG)

Hmmm. I was hoping Shrill would get in so I could register Dem and vote for her in the primaries. But I could also vote for Biden. He was a gaffe machine even before the dementia set in.

(Still haven't re-registered as a republican since I got mad that Trump won the primaries. Don't yell at me! I now know I was wrong about him.)

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (9hauA)

115 Rispone still ahead by 10,000 votes and 79% of precincts reporting.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (tkNkP)

116 Counterpoint - The failure of N. or S. American cultures to develop the wheel, or smelt metals.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (xSo9G)


You wouldn't have much use for the wheel if you lived in rough, mountainous country. The Incas did have the wheel, but they didn't use it for transportation.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (wGeit)

117 I returned to BurgerIM on my cheat day Friday. Damn good burger. If you didn't already know already, it is an Israeli started chain.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:28 PM (2DOZq)


There's one of those near me. I haven eaten there. They say the burgers are sliders. How small are they?

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (aS1PU)

118 Counterpoint - The failure of N. or S. American cultures to develop the wheel, or smelt metals.

The failure of the Oz Abos to accomplish ANYTHING except getting high 23 hrs/day...

Posted by: Pendulating Richard at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (W9WyN)

119 R. 647k


D. 638k


But Orleans...still out

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (jKqaK)

120 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.


Rosebud.

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (9HQoP)

121 ARC
I heard Creepy Joe was in Portland today. He had two private fundraisers in Seattle earlier.
At the larger of them he is quoted as saying, re: the CA school shooting, "How can we allow military weapons that fire 9 mm bullets and carry 10 rounds".
Yeah, he's another gun grabber, as if we didn't know.
All I can say about an internal Left civil war is to wish heavy casualties on all sides.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (Tt761)

122 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.
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Palomino?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (+y/Ru)

Swordfish.
Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:28 P

The mediums kept saying ' John has a long mustache'

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (2DOZq)

123 R 654k
D 645k

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (jKqaK)

124 Burger Chef... rip when I was a kid

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (ts3NT)

125 This is the world's first vagina museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, which opens this weekend in north-west London.

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PRO TIP: You can avoid the steep admission fee by slipping in under the flaps.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (XVuno)

126 Kyle Ardoin (REP)
60.87%
733,310

"Gwen" Collins-Greenup

Political/cultural note:

There are and have been many wonderful cajun musicians named Ardoin (both white and black).

Collins-Greenup, not so much.

Posted by: Miklos, voting with his accordion at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (QzkSJ)

127 83% reporting

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (jKqaK)

128 This governors race ain't over yet!! What about the Swamp Creature vote???

Posted by: Louisiana Dems at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (L2ZTs)

129 OverNight Edition has arrived on track 9&¾
woot!

Top pic burger looks great.

It would take me four days to consume, but, I'd do my best.

(Woulda had this posted sooner, but computer decided to go all wonky and demand a reboot. boot. boot.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - send cash check or money order at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (5RITs)

130 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.
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Palomino?

Swordfish.


password ...

Posted by: Adriane the Delicate Stomach Critic ... at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (LPnfS)

131 Will be interesting to see how certain of the "new arrivals" in England cotton to a vaj museum... I'm guessing they won't be very happy about it.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (lv9KS)

132 That's pretty much every primary season. I wouldn't count on them refusing to close ranks in the general election.

Generally true, but if the Bernie bots think that the Democratic establishment has stolen the nomination from Bern for the second time in a row, they are unlikely to react well.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (I2/tG)

133 the warren/sanders sniping is so so so so so so so so exhausting please don't bring that onto my timeline and instead start figuring out how to make sure the party frontrunner Joe Biden doesn't win the nomination and how we are gonna tackle climate change please and thank you

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Didja see that His Magnificence Barack Obozo called out the crazies for being too far left? He didn't name any names but I think we can make reasonable assumptions.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (+y/Ru)

134 Damn, I'm late! Started watching Mindhunter and got hooked. How's everyone this fine evening?

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

135 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.
-
Palomino?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (+y/Ru)

Swordfish.
Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:28 P

The mediums kept saying ' John has a long mustache'



"Epstein didn't kill himself"

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (68Eft)

136 In honor of Louisiana tonight, a Dave Edmunds classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvg8zSR9psA

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (L2ZTs)

137 There's one of those near me. I haven eaten there. They say the burgers are sliders. How small are they?
Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:30 PM (

No they're full size. They also make a lamb burger.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

138 Guessing the newest english are going to be perplexed by the extra bits hanging around the vag.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (HALdu)

139 Try the fish taco special in the museum cafeteria.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (XVuno)

140 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (TdMsT)

141 I notice a pattern in three states which makes it a pattern.

Colorado: one party D state; TABOR wins 55% on an off year.

Kentucky: Republicans run the table and tie / narrowly-lose the governor race

La Louisiane: Republicans run the table including (now) SoS; governor is going KY

The Republican message wins. Republicans win... down ballot. But the Republican holding the banner loses.

People want to live under Republican rule as long as they don't live under actual Republican party-members. Because Republicans are icky and alt-right and Hitler.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (ykYG2)

142 R 655k


D 647k


85% in

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (jKqaK)

143 I heard Creepy Joe was in Portland today.

He was - the expected set of millionaire sponsors for the fundraiser.

Joe apparently knew that he was in Oregon, unfortunately.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (I2/tG)

144 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.


Rosebud.
Posted by: ALH
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Bosco

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (xSo9G)

145 My parents went to the Cooter Museum and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.
Posted by: Cicero

Do the ink on your hands thing before visiting the Cootie Museum. Otherwise....

Posted by: Miklos, there was an eniter little boy anti-cootie ceremony at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (QzkSJ)

146 The closest BurgerIM to me is Cincinnati or Nashville. Looking at their website, I always am given pause when I see meat referred to as 'protein' (this is because they have one of those unnatural vegetable patty thing-abominations.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (ycWCI)

147 #Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/udcb9xb

https://tinyurl.com/r6x3ujy

Posted by: kbdabear at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

148

Hey LaWanda, your vag tastes like fish... skin...

Posted by: Pendulating Richard at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (W9WyN)

149 Elise Stefanik has zoomed to # 1 in the Twitter Hate Parade I see.....

Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (o1fzk)

150 No they're full size. They also make a lamb burger.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (2DOZq)


So would you say the lamb burgers are not baaaaad?

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (aS1PU)

151 Hey you all. I'm just invigorate it. Was crippled the other day and had to go to emergency care and got prednisone boost oh my God. That changed my world I've had back and leg issues and could barely walk when I went in. Has anyone else had this treatment / protocol? It freaking worked

On another note my friend Kevin lost his mother the other day so if you could send prayers up for the family that would be appreciated. She was 92 and it wasn't unexpected but it's still a loss.

Posted by: Farmer at November 16, 2019 10:34 PM (tnD/f)

152 The angus beef burger looks good though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:34 PM (ycWCI)

153
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 16, 2019 10:34 PM (KCxzN)

154 How bad a candidate was Rispone?
Secretary of State
3033 of 3934 precincts reporting
Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes
Kyle Ardoin (REP)
60.87%
733,310

"Gwen" Collins-Greenup (DEM)
39.13%
471,377
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

You make it out like Bel Edwards was a push over but I don't think so - not at all - he's a conservative Catholic incumbent Dem in state that has a habit of electing Dem Govs - he was never going to easy to knock off in Louisiana - Rispone is doing pretty good to be ahead by so much with only 900 precincts left- which I am
hope the rural north precincts are left - if so, Rispone eeks out a win.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:34 PM (32YRo)

155 R up 2700 votes. 88% in

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:34 PM (jKqaK)

156 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (9HQoP)

157 55 2769 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes

John Bel Edwards (DEM)
49.38%
573,203

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
50.62%
587,489
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (TLxpZ)



Well, how about that!

To the GOPe: see what happens when you stand up and fight what you stand for, instead of dropping your pants and begging the otters for lube first?

This Trump guy, he FIGHTS!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (sy5kK)

158 132 That's pretty much every primary season. I wouldn't count on them refusing to close ranks in the general election.

Generally true, but if the Bernie bots think that the Democratic establishment has stolen the nomination from Bern for the second time in a row, they are unlikely to react well.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:31 PM (I2/tG)


After 2016 the Democrats changed their primary system to mostly remove the power the superdelegates had. They're going to have to come up with something pretty inventive to steal it this time around.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (wGeit)

159 I know we have a couple of LA morons here... what's the fraud margin there? How much does a Republican have to lead by on election night to be declared the winner next week after all the chicanery? In CO, with mail balloting, I'd call it 3-5 points.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (5aX2M)

160 My parents went to the Cooter Museum and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

The alleged penis of Rasputin is still in a museum of erotica in St. Petersburg.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (I2/tG)

161
That is one serious burger, but I had fried chicken tonight and Mrs. KvC and I watched The Day of the Jackal and Kelly's Heroes tonight so I am content.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Vattle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (pNxlR)

162 A pic has been found of Jeffry Epstein on his first date

https://tinyurl.com/tg9d63a

When James T. Kirk wants to go cruisin' for chicks

https://tinyurl.com/qvabq3b



Posted by: kbdabear at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (qAR6u)

163 So would you say the lamb burgers are not baaaaad?
Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (aS1PU)

Kind of meh-eh-eh.

(never had one. Might have to to use that bit.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (ycWCI)

164 How solid is this Rispone lead?

Anyone from Louisiana?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (o1fzk)

165 I gather that most people want the emotional frisson of voting for Democrats as long as they don't have to be ruled by Democrats.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (ykYG2)

166 I saw Penis of Rasputin open for the Butthole Surfers at The Whiskey in '88.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (XVuno)

167 Try the fish taco special in the museum cafeteria.
Posted by: Cicero

The Coelacanth fajitas are reserved for Platinum Sponsor level guests.

Posted by: Miklos, Raising Funds at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

168 Almost forgot, have a story for everyone today.

I got a text from an old boss, he was playing poker at my nearby casino and wanted to see me again. So I went over to see him.

The guy is a bit younger than me. But anyway, he wa sitting at a table playing 2-4 Limit Hold'Em, wearing his MAGA hat.

Bear in mind, this is a public place, considered kind of 'inner city,' and he's openly wearing it. Nobody was saying anything either!

The first thing I said to him (and this is the first time I've seen him in a couple years) was, "you got guts."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

169 3264 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes




John Bel Edwards (DEM)
49.64%
645,077

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
50.36%
654,447

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (TLxpZ)

170 D up 11,200


87% in

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (jKqaK)

171 149 Elise Stefanik has zoomed to # 1 in the Twitter Hate Parade I see.....
Posted by: JoeF.



Misogynists, every single one.

(your rulez, bitchez!!)

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (68Eft)

172 Elise Stefanik has zoomed to # 1 in the Twitter Hate Parade I see.....
Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (o1fzk)

It's hilarious. All she did was try to ask questions and then Cryanovitch to admit the O administration were also concerned about Hunter of coke and Burisma. They are truly unhinged.

Meanwhile, compare our millennial gal to their millennial airhead. The difference could not be more striking.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (9hauA)

173 Only half of Orleans Parish has reported, going 11 to 1 for JBE

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (TLxpZ)

174 Posted by: Farmer


You'll put on a LOT of weight. See Kathleen Turner, RA sufferer.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (LOq4H)

175 Has anyone else had this treatment / protocol? It freaking worked

--------

It works.

Use sparingly.

It's not good for you.

Stay off 'roids til you NEED them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (5aX2M)

176 60 California law says you can't have a burger unless it's cooked all the way down, a steak raw is OK though
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (ts3NT)


The Jack In The Box, e.coli law.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (sy5kK)

177 165 I gather that most people want the emotional frisson of voting for Democrats as long as they don't have to be ruled by Democrats.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (ykYG2)


People in CA seem to be happy to be ruled by Democrats even if they have to walk around bums and through feces to make it happen.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (wGeit)

178 170
D up 11,200





87% in

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (jKqaK)


You have it backwards. Why lie?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:38 PM (TLxpZ)

179 When James T. Kirk wants to go cruisin' for chicks
https://tinyurl.com/qvabq3b

Posted by: kbdabear at November 16, 2019 10:35 PM (qAR6u)


Is that an Ed "Big Daddy" Roth car?

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:38 PM (aS1PU)

180 Bear in mind, this is a public place, considered kind of 'inner city,' and he's openly wearing it. Nobody was saying anything either!

The first thing I said to him (and this is the first time I've seen him in a couple years) was, "you got guts."
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

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We need this man. He fights.

Posted by: A. Lincoln at November 16, 2019 10:38 PM (XVuno)

181 Prayers up, Farmer. May God comfort them all.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 16, 2019 10:38 PM (lv9KS)

182 People in CA seem to be happy to be ruled by Democrats even if they have to walk around bums and through feces to make it happen.
Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (wGeit)

In the dark.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (ycWCI)

183 D up 9k
89% in

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (jKqaK)

184 Is that an Ed "Big Daddy" Roth car?
Posted by: DR.WTF
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Is there a giant rat involved?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (xSo9G)

185 So, this amplifies my support for Biden as the Democratic nominee - I think that he's not physically capable of running a general election campaign, but it will also kill the enthusiasm level among the people who are usually the foot soldiers in a Democratic race.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


Also, the campaign ads against him in the general election could consist of photos of his sniffing girls' hair and massaging their shoulders.
Anti Biden campaign slogan: #metoo

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (+lVUW)

186 "Ha" is a MAGA moron. he's generally pretty good with polls and news.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (ykYG2)

187 So will they find enough votes in N.O. to declare Trump---I mean Rispone---the loser?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (o1fzk)

188
You have it backwards. Why lie?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at Novem

Nope. Your numbers are slow.

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (jKqaK)

189 New Orleans will bring Edwards over the top. Probably got 90% of the Shreveport vote too.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (2DOZq)

190 3558 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes


John Bel Edwards (DEM)
50.39%
699,125

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
49.61%
688,365

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (TLxpZ)

191 Seriously, who wouldn't want a girlfriend who could fit that burger in her mouth?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (ts3NT)

192 BREAKING

LA Rep. Rispone wins

Trump loses

Beacuse ??????

Posted by: Miklos from AP at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (QzkSJ)

193 St. Petersburg.

Speaking of which...

ST. PETERSBURG - A controversial proposal from a Moscow architecture expert to tear down St. Petersburg's historical center as a cost-saving measure sparked heated debate at an international cultural forum on Thursday.

I bet the Taj Mahal is expensive to maintain too. We can also bulldoze central Paris while we're at it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (I2/tG)

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (I2/tG)

195 186
"Ha" is a MAGA moron. he's generally pretty good with polls and news.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:39 PM (ykYG2)


I'm sitting in the Secretary of State's office where the votes are being called in.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (TLxpZ)

196 191 Seriously, who wouldn't want a girlfriend who could fit that burger in her mouth?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (ts3NT)


Sadly, not every man needs that kind of talent.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (wGeit)

197 D 704k

R 694k


89% on

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (jKqaK)

198


My hubby likes to shove those burgers up me and eat 'em out. Takes two or three.

He can eat a lot of burger.

Posted by: Peter Buttplug at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (W9WyN)

199 SOS numbers, updated almost instantly: https://bit.ly/32SyLvP

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (TLxpZ)

200 How much does a Republican have to lead by on election night to be declared the winner next week after all the chicanery? In CO, with mail balloting, I'd call it 3-5 points.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

This is a pretty conservative state - so those issues mostly revolve around the corrupt votes in and around New Orleans (very much Democrat strong holds) and Baton Rouge - but it looks like those precincts are mostly in now so not enough to cheating catch up if the rural parishes in the north are the ones outstanding - which looks to be the case.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (32YRo)

201 A controversial proposal from a Moscow architecture expert to tear down St. Petersburg's historical center as a cost-saving measure sparked heated debate at an international cultural forum on Thursday.

I'm sure he has a proposal to put up ugly crap with his name on it, too.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (wGeit)

202 I just found this poster at FB.
Presented without comment:

https://tinyurl.com/upudpk7
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (L2ZTs)


I see the snarker got air conditioning and refrigeration on that list of evil white things.

Those are the first two examples I use when throwing crap to a leftie who has no knowledge of history. They stutter and change the subject, or just call me names.

I just smile. Because we both know I just won the argument.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 10:42 PM (sy5kK)

203 {{{{{Farmer}}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:42 PM (/UQ/R)

204

I'm sitting in the Secretary of State's office where the votes are being called in.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:40 PM (TLxpZ)

The AP is getting them before you.

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:42 PM (jKqaK)

205 shenanigans > chicanery

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:42 PM (ykYG2)

206 106 Houdini didn't kill himself
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)


Now THAT'S funny!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 10:42 PM (sy5kK)

207 hi WDS !

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:42 PM (ykYG2)

208

The AP is counting them out of the trunk...

Posted by: Peter Buttplug at November 16, 2019 10:43 PM (W9WyN)

209 D. 711,771
R 702, 465


90% in

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:43 PM (jKqaK)

210 Hi bth!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:43 PM (/UQ/R)

211 How many votes did the nutria get?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:43 PM (ts3NT)

212 193 St. Petersburg.

Speaking of which...

ST. PETERSBURG - A controversial proposal from a Moscow architecture expert to tear down St. Petersburg's historical center as a cost-saving measure sparked heated debate at an international cultural forum on Thursday.

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I'll bid $1000 USD for the contents of The Hermitage

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 10:44 PM (XVuno)

213 Baylor.


suck the shiplap, OU.

suck it hard.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 16, 2019 10:44 PM (Iuv2P)

214 Hey ONTfagz!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (cJiNU)

215 I'm sure he has a proposal to put up ugly crap with his name on it, too.

The architect is from Moscow - destroying any claim St. Petersburg might have as a cultural rival to Moscow would be a priority.

Unfortunately, Putin is from St. Petersburg - any proposals like that probably have to wait until Putin shuffles off this mortal coil.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (I2/tG)

216 henanigans > chicanery
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:42 PM (ykYG2)


I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.

Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

217 Fuck looks like D will hold.

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (jKqaK)

218 Seriously, who wouldn't want a girlfriend who could fit that burger in her mouth?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

Donkey Chompers?

Anyway, Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (Y4EXg)

219 Seeing what's left Edwards will win. Fucking Rispone.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (TLxpZ)

220 Hmmm. I was hoping Shrill would get in so I could register Dem and vote for her in the primaries. But I could also vote for Biden. He was a gaffe machine even before the dementia set in.

(Still haven't re-registered as a republican since I got mad that Trump won the primaries. Don't yell at me! I now know I was wrong about him.)
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself


I started out being shocked that Trump was doing so well. Then he called CNN fake news and I took a second look.
I can't wait for that Clint Eastwood movie about Richard Jewell to come out.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

221
I'll bid $1000 USD for the contents of The Hermitage

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Damn you people and your disposable income...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (LOq4H)

222 OU looks like they are about to tie Baylor.

ASU and OSU are playing a hell of a game. 35-34, Oregon St. 1:40 left.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (68Eft)

223 Unfortunately, Putin is from St. Petersburg - any proposals like that probably have to wait until Putin shuffles off this mortal coil.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (I2/tG)


I think it will be less "shuffling off" than "riding off bare chested on a stallion".

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:46 PM (wGeit)

224

It just looks like a sausage, it's really a taco in progress...

Posted by: Rose Tico's Pink Taco at November 16, 2019 10:46 PM (W9WyN)

225 Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (32YRo

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Cool. When I was a kid, an R would have to win by two to beat the found ballots. I just kinda figure to double that with the new vote by mail/one party rule we have.

Glad it's not so fucked up in LA.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 10:46 PM (5aX2M)

226 Republican Sec of State has 130,000 more votes than Rispone.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:47 PM (TLxpZ)

227 So Trump is the big loser if LA remains Democrat?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:47 PM (o1fzk)

228 Posted by: Peter Buttplug at November 16, 2019 10:41 PM (W9WyN)

Your hash is inappropriate, as your post was not a "wnn" but a total loss and I don't ever care for Mayor Pete as a candidate.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 10:47 PM (WI7YS)

229 Louisiana has a 31% black population and they vote almost 100% Democrat. I wonder what the voter turnout is.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:47 PM (2DOZq)

230 Unfortunately, Putin is from St. Petersburg - any proposals like that probably have to wait until Putin shuffles off this mortal coil.

Remember, the Czarist palaces outside the city were destroyed in the Siege of Leningrad, and the Communist Soviet government spent an enormous amount of money rebuilding them after the war.

Even Russian Commies recognized Russia's cultural patrimony.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)

231 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.


Rosebud.
Posted by: ALH
---------

Bosco
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM (xSo9G)


Palomino.

Posted by: LASue at November 16, 2019 10:48 PM (kbXFS)

232 227: #ORANGEMANBAD

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 10:48 PM (68Eft)

233 shit, so Democrats take Louisiana again. Well the trolls are going to be out tomorrow. The big problem is that the Rep Party is so weak that they can't stop some joker like Rispone from jumping in and buying a nomination, even though he's a lousy pick. Abraham, who lost the runoff due to being outspent massively, would probably have run this runoff, because a lot of people just did not like Rispone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 10:48 PM (V2Yro)

234

If LA stays Dem, can we move all those worthless ghetto fucks out of Houston back to the Big Nasty?

Posted by: Ass Hyena at November 16, 2019 10:49 PM (W9WyN)

235 Houdini gave his wife a code word in case he had passed on to the other side. Must have been blocked because no medium ever came up with it.


Rosebud.
Posted by: ALH
---------

Bosco
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:33 PM


Palomino.
Posted by: LASue at November 16, 2019 10:48 PM



Epstein

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 10:50 PM (786Ro)

236 Considering that they dastardly Dems went crazy with a photoshop of Elise Stefanik giving the finger, campaign season ought to be terrible with awful photoshops of Trump and others R's everywhere

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (WI7YS)

237 I was really hoping Rispone would win. IMO, Abraham was much more impressive of a candidate, but really wanted a win for PT during this impeachment nastiness.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ZZDMQ)

238 Didja see that His Magnificence Barack Obozo called out the crazies for being too far left? He didn't name any names but I think we can make reasonable assumptions.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


What he really meant was, "Don't you dumbasses realize you're supposed to lie about what you intend to do?" Like he said he believed marriage was between a man and a woman.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (+lVUW)

239 I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.
Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

Hi-jinks?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ycWCI)

240 Oh well Rs have a near super majority in both state houses.

The Gov is in check.

And he did sign a heartbeat bill into law.

Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (jKqaK)

241 233
shit, so Democrats take Louisiana again. Well the trolls are going to
be out tomorrow. The big problem is that the Rep Party is so weak that
they can't stop some joker like Rispone from jumping in and buying a
nomination, even though he's a lousy pick. Abraham, who lost the
runoff due to being outspent massively, would probably have run this
runoff, because a lot of people just did not like Rispone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 10:48 PM (V2Yro)

This is Sen. Kennedy's fault. Everybody expected him to run for the past 2-3 years. He waited to announce he wasn't until it was too late for a viable candidate to set up an organization and war chest.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (TLxpZ)

242 Hey WDS!! *waves*

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (dUJdY)

243 I'm noticing a trend....Rispone is unpopular, the guy in Kentucky is unpopular..yet they come very close to winning. But they lose and it's Trump's fault.

Why do unpopular Republicans always get the nomination?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (o1fzk)

244 The stock market will let you know when all hope is lost, not yet

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:52 PM (ts3NT)

245 As I suspected - Baton Rouge and New Orleans went by huge numbers for Edwards - and there is still approx. 200 of the 300 precincts there left to count that are in these liberal strong holds - I think there is just not enough rural county vote left to count to make up for that - sad to say, I think Bel Edwards wins here tonight as I predicted. Ugh.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:52 PM (32YRo)

246 I think that poster qdpsteve linked to was meant to be sarcasm.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 16, 2019 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

247 164 How solid is this Rispone lead?

Anyone from Louisiana?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:36 PM (o1fzk)


They're getting the Buick's ready.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 16, 2019 10:53 PM (9v1sv)

248 because a lot of people just did not like Rispone.
Posted by: Tom Servo

'If you have a vowel at the end of your name..."

Posted by: Geraldine "Miklos" Ferraro at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (QzkSJ)

249 Why do unpopular Republicans always get the nomination?
Posted by: JoeF. at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (o1fzk)

in the case of Lousiana, I think Brian is exactly right. Kennedy should have run, he didn't and so some slimy used care salesman with a few million dollars to blow (or whatever it is that Rispone does) jumped in and bought the nomination, even though he'd never been in politics before this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (V2Yro)

250 Because we're fucking awesome at this.

Posted by: The RNC at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (5aX2M)

251 Ignore me. Just clearing a sock from a couple of days ago.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (qc+VF)

252 239 I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.
Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

Hi-jinks?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ycWCI)

Tomfoolery?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (cJiNU)

253 245
As I suspected - Baton Rouge and New Orleans went by huge numbers for
Edwards - and there is still approx. 200 of the 300 precincts there left
to count that are in these liberal strong holds - I think there is just
not enough rural county vote left to count to make up for that - sad to
say, I think Bel Edwards wins here tonight as I predicted. Ugh.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:52 PM (32YRo)


All local media have already called it for JBE.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (TLxpZ)

254 Is that an Ed "Big Daddy" Roth car?

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:38 PM (aS1PU)

I think it's one of George Barris' creations, not completely sure

Posted by: kbdabear at November 16, 2019 10:55 PM (qAR6u)

255 242 Hey WDS!! *waves*
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (dUJdY)


Waves to Jewells and WDS!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

256 We can't keep making excuses though that the Republican candidate just wasn't very good.

Was the Democrat some super star?

Democrats are clearly energized, even in deep red states.

Sorry, I'm pessimistic about Trump's chances in 2020, even if he gets a shitty Democrat candidate.

Posted by: Blago at November 16, 2019 10:56 PM (sjTfF)

257 I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.
Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM

Hi-jinks?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM

Tomfoolery?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM



Monkey business?

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 10:56 PM (786Ro)

258 Orleans Parish:
244 of 351 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 100%

John Bel Edwards (DEM)
90,684

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
10,010


Total:
100,694










Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (TLxpZ)

259 233 Servo

Don't agree with your analysis at all.

It's very tough to take down an incumbent with a positive approval rating.

Rispone was a self-funder. Abraham would've been badly outspent.

I wonder how much the ad campAign tying Rispone to the KKK contributed to JBE's very narrow re-election? (JBE said he had nothing to do with the ads, of course.)

Posted by: mnw at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (Cssks)

260 Hi Ladyl!! Back from your date? How did it go?

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (dUJdY)

261 East Baton Rouge Parish





314 of 329 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 100%







John Bel Edwards (DEM)
100,862

"Eddie" Rispone (REP)
51,453


Total:
152,315

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (TLxpZ)

262 Trump is the one and only Republican whose chances in 2020 I'm NOT worried about.

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (786Ro)

263
Louisiana has a 31% black population and they vote almost 100% Democrat.

Just like every other state.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (aKsyK)

264 259
233 Servo



Don't agree with your analysis at all.



It's very tough to take down an incumbent with a positive approval rating.



Rispone was a self-funder. Abraham would've been badly outspent.



I wonder how much the ad campAign tying Rispone to the KKK
contributed to JBE's very narrow re-election? (JBE said he had nothing
to do with the ads, of course.)

Posted by: mnw at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (Cssks)


JBE only got 46% in the open primary. He's wildly unpopular. Just not as unpopular as Rispone.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 10:58 PM (TLxpZ)

265

The Logprof Returneth

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (cogds)

266 Louisiana has a 31% black population and they vote almost 100% Democrat.

Oregon's 1.8% black, so we have to make up for it with "woke" white idiots.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (I2/tG)

267 Who is this Kilroy?
Posted by: Uncle Joe Stalin at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (aS1PU)

He may have killed Epstein, too. Because Epstein didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (/sgva)

268 252 239 I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.
Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

Hi-jinks?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ycWCI)

Tomfoolery?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (cJiNU)

Jackanapes?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (ycWCI)

269 260 Hi Ladyl!! Back from your date? How did it go?
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (dUJdY)


Not a "date." Just dinner with a guy friend. We laughed a lot.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

270 Dude in the last picture is dressed only slightly worse than some of the people I see in court.

Posted by: PabloD at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (B+i2J)

271 All local media have already called it for JBE.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Yeah, I pretty much had that pegged - Trump went out on a limb here like he did with the KY governor - But Bel Edwards was not hated, he's Catholic, pro-life, and pro-2A - so not enough here to hate in LA - Trump is loved in LA but that is whole different story - Republicans have to run good candidates, not some Used Car Lot salesman to win in statewide races.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (32YRo)

272 234

If LA stays Dem, can we move all those worthless ghetto fucks out of Houston back to the Big Nasty?
Posted by: Ass Hyena at November 16, 2019 10:49 PM (W9WyN)
\

Free bus tickets!

Posted by: Houston preservation society at November 16, 2019 11:00 PM (sy5kK)

273 258 Brian in New Orleans

Are you a state patronage employee, or an AFSCME guy? Did they make you work all day on Saturday today?

What brought you to a conservative site like AoS?

Posted by: mnw at November 16, 2019 11:00 PM (Cssks)

274 Yeah, I pretty much had that pegged - Trump went out
on a limb here like he did with the KY governor - But Bel Edwards was
not hated, he's Catholic, pro-life, and pro-2A - so not enough here to
hate in LA - Trump is loved in LA but that is whole different story -
Republicans have to run good candidates, not some Used Car Lot salesman
to win in statewide races.



Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (32YRo)


Kennedy would've won by 20+ points.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (TLxpZ)

275 I just remember all of these special elections that kept going Democrats way before 2018, and people saying it doesn't mean there is a Blue Wave coming, and it did.

Maybe this is a good thing to wake Republicans up, Trump's team better figure out what's going on and why they keep losing even in states that should have Republicans winning by 20 points.

Posted by: Blago at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (sjTfF)

276 Kaepernik's agent says he moved the tryout to high school to "ensure legitimate process". Kind of like Dem election shenani-- I mean mischief.

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (786Ro)

277 Oklahoma-Baylor has been one insane game.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (Okmx3)

278 Is that an Ed "Big Daddy" Roth car?

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 10:38 PM (aS1PU)


We're both wrong, it was built by hot rod customizer and Hollywood prop vehicle maker Gene Winfield

I think it's one of George Barris' creations, not completely sure

Posted by: kbdabear at November 16, 2019 10:55 PM (qAR6u)

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Jupiter_8

Posted by: kbdabear at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (qAR6u)

279 Trump is the one and only Republican whose chances in 2020 I'm NOT worried about.
Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 10:57 PM (786Ro)

-----

Yup. Speaking only for myself, I like Trump more than when I voted for him in 2016.

And in 2016, I didn't think it was realistically possible for me to hate the Republican Party any more. It was a vitriolic, bile-spitting hatred.

And yet... they've managed to pull it off.

Posted by: The RNC at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (5aX2M)

280 Posted my comment earlier? I blame the wonky 'puter.

* smacks keyboard against desk *

I think it's mast by tedpime.

♠❚❙❙❘❘❘ ❘

Posted by: mindful webworker - prayers welcome for, well, just about everything... at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (5RITs)

281 Clearly, Louisiana was ultimately unsuccessful in exporting enough Democrats to Houston after Katrina.

Posted by: Miklos, from Riverbend at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (QzkSJ)

282 Not a "date." Just dinner with a guy friend. We laughed a lot.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (TdMsT)


Aw, adorable. Little Ladyl's all grown up

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)

283 Are you a state patronage employee, or an AFSCME guy? Did they make you work all day on Saturday today?



What brought you to a conservative site like AoS?

Posted by: mnw at November 16, 2019 11:00 PM (Cssks)

I don't know what AFSCME means. I work for a local government at about 1/4 my market rate.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:02 PM (TLxpZ)

284 Off, RNC sock.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM (5aX2M)

285 JBE only got 46% in the open primary. He's wildly unpopular. Just not as unpopular as Rispone.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Not that unpopular - my friend from college there who voted for Trump voted for Bel Edwards - said he's fine, not Trump but no need to change horses

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM (32YRo)

286 I spent some time with my 84 year old mother yesterday, she was a solid conservative. She now watches CNN and brought up Putin controlling Trump yesterday at lunch, what do I do? It's my little Mom, call her out as a fool? I hate the way the country is heading.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM (ts3NT)

287 Maybe this is a good thing to wake Republicans up,
Trump's team better figure out what's going on and why they keep losing
even in states that should have Republicans winning by 20 points.

Posted by: Blago at November 16, 2019 11:01 PM (sjTfF)


Has nothing to do with Trump. Rispone would've been absolutely blown out if not Trump's visits.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM (TLxpZ)

288 Ladyl.. right.. sorry. Glad it was okay though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM (dUJdY)

289 I think that Oregon receiver broke his arm.

Posted by: Bert G at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM (OMsf+)

290 Well, shoot, was hoping for a win in Louisiana. Hopefully all these R losses are not portending 2020. I never underestimate how many stupid people are out there voting for the Dems

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (sYDum)

291 265

The Logprof Returneth

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (cogds)

--I heard you missed me.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (Okmx3)

292 240 Oh well Rs have a near super majority in both state houses.

The Gov is in check.

And he did sign a heartbeat bill into law.
Posted by: Ha at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (jKqaK)


He is an old school Democrat all the way. The current crop of Demunists probably consider him a unicorn these days.

I'm disappointed he lost, but as others have said here, gotta have a quality candidate.

Still, Trump fights, and that is why it is close.

This is the real takeaway.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (sy5kK)

293 That Edison supernatural telephone was a plot point in Larry Correia's Grimnoir novel trilogy. Word is he's got a sequel planned, can't wait.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (dOV9E)

294 282 Not a "date." Just dinner with a guy friend. We laughed a lot.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

Aw, adorable. Little Ladyl's all grown up
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)

Oh for Pete's sake.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

295 --I heard you missed me.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (Okmx3)


We all missed you.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

296 Hi Jewels!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:05 PM (/UQ/R)

297 Aw, adorable. Little Ladyl's all grown up
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)




Meanwhile, back at that ranch, her date is drinking whiskey out of the bottle, surfing hardcore, and ranting about being stuck in the friend zone.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:05 PM (HALdu)

298 I don't know what AFSCME means.

-------

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 11:05 PM (5aX2M)

299 Has nothing to do with Trump. Rispone would've been absolutely blown out if not Trump's visits.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

____________

I'm not saying Trump won't win in Louisiana, he will, it just seems Democrats are way more engaged and are getting to the polls even in deep red states.

It's just not a good sign.

Posted by: Blago at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (sjTfF)

300 Not that unpopular - my friend from college there who voted for Trump voted for Bel Edwards - said he's fine, not Trump but no need to change horses
Posted by: Boswell

Your friend from college isn't the best at logic or consistency, non?

Posted by: Miklos, Edwards was powered by the trial lawyers at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (QzkSJ)

301 Meanwhile, back at that ranch, her date is drinking whiskey out of the bottle, surfing hardcore, and ranting about being stuck in the friend zone.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:05 PM (HALdu)


That may be more accurate than you know!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

302 252 239 I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.
Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

Hi-jinks?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ycWCI)

Tomfoolery?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (cJiNU)

Hank Panky?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (XVuno)

303 Oklahoma Baylor game is wild. Quite the come back

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (sYDum)

304 I spent some time with my 84 year old mother yesterday, she was a solid conservative. She now watches CNN and brought up Putin controlling Trump yesterday at lunch, what do I do? It's my little Mom, call her out as a fool? I hate the way the country is heading.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM (ts3NT)
* * * *

I'm in the same boat. We just don't discuss politics. But should something come up, I provide facts. Like to think of it as seeding the ground, and perhaps her mind will be changed if she thinks about it enough.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (lv9KS)

305 Mil and sil get here from Canadia on Saturday so have been in and out between cleaning and making beds

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (/UQ/R)

306

Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky
That's where I'm gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best
Go to the place that's the best

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2019 11:07 PM (CtTmg)

307 133 Didja see that His Magnificence Barack Obozo called out the crazies for being too far left?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 10:32 PM (+y/Ru)


Oh, yes. Did you see the sequel? Tons of crazy lefties declaring how wonderful it is to be too far left on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/toofarleft

It's like watching the Democrat party commit a non-Epstein in real time.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 11:07 PM (dOV9E)

308 2 252 239 I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.
Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

Hi-jinks?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ycWCI)

Tomfoolery?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (cJiNU)

Hank Panky?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (XVuno)


Mischief?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

309 302 252 239 I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans'.
Posted by: Captain O'Hagen at November 16, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

Hi-jinks?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ycWCI)

Tomfoolery?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (cJiNU)

Hank Panky?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (XVuno)

--Monkey business?

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:07 PM (Okmx3)

310 Oh for Pete's sake.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

So, the guy's name is Pete?

Do not see that too often anymore.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (ycWCI)

311 I don't know what AFSCME means.

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Anyone can Fucking See Clintons Murdered Epstein

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (XVuno)

312 305 Mil and sil get here from Canadia on Saturday so have been in and out between cleaning and making beds
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (/UQ/R)


WDS!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

313 AFSCME is the company that sells the stuff to the coyote in road runner cartoons.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (HALdu)

314 It's not stupid people voting D, it's nonwhite people voting their ethnic interest. Or what they conceive as their ethnic interest.

R is the white party. Everyone hates whites, including a lot of whites.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (ykYG2)

315 Buckle up for more shenanigans folks!!

Posted by: Hannity at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (L2ZTs)

316 After the Republican failure of 2018, Ronna should have been quickly thrown out the backdoor. But, instead, she's still around, doing nothing but losing, and sucking up money. Lots of retirements again in Congress, but I doubt if there is any sense of urgency at the GOPe headquarters.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 11:09 PM (ZZDMQ)

317 Cicero, not bad!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 11:09 PM (L2ZTs)

318 And Oklahoma pulls off the comeback.

Posted by: Bert G at November 16, 2019 11:09 PM (OMsf+)

319 Kennedy would've won by 20+ points.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Maybe - Bel Edwards is pretty good at getting Baton Ruge and New Orleans out and still picking up votes in Caddo and Layfette Parishes. Kennedy is well liked and he's over the top - Louisiana voters really want bigger than life politicians - that ain't Rispone.

We'll never know because the Republicans failed to recruit a candidate that can win in the state he or she is running in.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 11:09 PM (32YRo)

320 Anyone here into alternate history timelines? I spent the last couple of hours surfing the Alternate History Forum for the first time in a while, and I found some really interesting timelines. These are posted and update periodically by forum participants.

Of course a lot of the pre-1900 history timelines feature attempts to redo the Civil War. One timeline has the US losing the War of 1812 and Britain maintaining a prescence in the continental present day US well into the mid-19th century, with some interesting consequences. Another timeline has Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet, being elected prez in 1844 after renouncing polygamy and embracing abolitionism (he did IRL consider running for POTUS but got killed before he could do so). Smith's election ends up essentially starting the Civil War 16 years early and blending it with the Mexican War....

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2019 11:09 PM (9WuX0)

321 We all missed you.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

--Aw, shucks.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:10 PM (Okmx3)

322 Hi-jinks?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:51 PM (ycWCI)

Tomfoolery?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 10:54 PM (cJiNU)

Hank Panky?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (XVuno)

Is he one of the New Jersey Pankys?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 11:10 PM (ycWCI)

323 Well that's it. Louisiana is dead to me.

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2019 11:10 PM (9HQoP)

324 California law says you can't have a burger unless it's cooked all the way down, a steak raw is OK though

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:19 PM (ts3NT)

---
The Counter, the local gourmet burger chain here will cook your burger anyway you want it, even blue rare.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 11:10 PM (NqeSm)

325 Sooners win.

Just a bizarre game, but entertaining as hell.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:10 PM (Okmx3)

326 Breaking: Hollyweird Mag is reporting the 2016 Ghostbusters team has been tasked with a remake of John Wick 1, with the lead now being a black woman, and the dog replaced with an emotional support mini-pig... tentatively titled 'Jane Wick' there is concern the name isn't ethnically hip enough, and that her Tesla EV isn't green enough.

Possible relocation from NY to Frisco to allow her to live in an uber hip and SJW vegan condo development, plus all the hills for cool chases. Russians still gonna be the bad guys and there will be a scene where the Russian mob boss is on a video conference call with a Trump-like figure.

Posted by: Hank Panky at November 16, 2019 11:10 PM (W9WyN)

327 red, yup.
I think it's the same at Slater's 50/50. Not sure though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 11:11 PM (L2ZTs)

328 Cicero, not bad!
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 11:09 PM (L2ZTs)

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I have to rest for 45 minutes now. I'm exhausted.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:11 PM (XVuno)

329 John Bel Edwards is the continued gubner of Louisiana.

*MS waves and sez 'sucks to be y'all'*

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 16, 2019 11:11 PM (Z4rgH)

330 314
It's not stupid people voting D, it's nonwhite people voting their
ethnic interest. Or what they conceive as their ethnic interest.



R is the white party. Everyone hates whites, including a lot of whites.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (ykYG2)


Secretary of State3808 of 3934 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting - 63 of 64 parishes

Kyle Ardoin (REP)
59.73%
849,422

"Gwen" Collins-Greenup (DEM)
40.27%
572,710

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:11 PM (TLxpZ)

331 Wow, 25 point comeback victory is biggest in Oklahoma history.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:11 PM (Okmx3)

332 Oklahama ..wow

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2019 11:12 PM (sYDum)

333 Rich self funder type candidates with zero political experience are basically a guaranteed failure. Trump being the big exception.

And these rich assholes always throw in way less money than they promise, their wives get to them.

Posted by: Blago at November 16, 2019 11:12 PM (sjTfF)

334 AFSCME is the company that sells the stuff to the coyote in road runner cartoons.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:08 PM (HALdu)

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Purveyor of the finest in anvils, giant magnets and rocket-powered roller skates.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:12 PM (XVuno)

335 Counterpoint - The failure of N. or S. American cultures to develop the wheel, or smelt metals.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (xSo9G)

And European colonialism in most of sub-Saharan Africa never really got going until the latter half of the 19th Century, by which time steamships, railways, the telegraph, and flight in balloons were in use world-wide.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 11:12 PM (/sgva)

336 So who's winning in the Oh Calcutta! polls?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 11:13 PM (L2ZTs)

337 Purveyor of the finest in anvils, giant magnets and rocket-powered roller skates.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:12 PM (XVuno)




Indeed!

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:13 PM (HALdu)

338 320 Anyone here into alternate history timelines?



No. Except maybe the one where the Lotto ticket I buy has all 6 winning numbers, not the zero or single winning number that happens in reality.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 11:14 PM (sy5kK)

339 Oh yeah?

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 16, 2019 11:14 PM (7ZQe3)

340 {{{{{Ladyl}}}}}} {{{{{{Jewels}}}}}

You two are some amazing ettes! What a privilege to have met you

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:14 PM (/UQ/R)

341 I spent some time with my 84 year old mother yesterday, she was a solid conservative. She now watches CNN and brought up Putin controlling Trump yesterday at lunch, what do I do? It's my little Mom, call her out as a fool? I hate the way the country is heading.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM



I hear you. My folks were never very political. Then they retired, don't have enough to do, and watch lots of TV. Probably 5-6 hours worth of exposure to the MSM every day. Now, they'll vote for the D no matter who wins the nomination. Because the MSM has convinced them Orangemanbad.

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 11:16 PM (786Ro)

342 Counterpoint - The failure of N. or S. American cultures to develop the wheel, or smelt metals.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (xSo9G)



Yeah in pre-columbian America FTW meant fuck the wheel, we will just drag this shit around.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:16 PM (HALdu)

343
--I heard you missed me.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:04 PM (Okmx3)


We all missed you.

Posted by: Ladyl


Indeed.
We were all like where's logprof, where's logprof?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 11:16 PM (cogds)

344 You wouldn't have much use for the wheel if you lived in rough, mountainous country. The Incas did have the wheel, but they didn't use it for transportation.
Posted by: Ace's liver at November 16, 2019 10:29 PM (wGeit)

That is a spurious argument. Greece and Asia Minor are rough and mountainous, too. As is Italy, home of the justly famous Roman roads. Once people acquaint themselves with the usefulness of the wheel, they make their country fit the wheel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 11:17 PM (/sgva)

345 I spent some time with my 84 year old mother yesterday, she was a solid conservative. She now watches CNN and brought up Putin controlling Trump yesterday at lunch, what do I do? It's my little Mom, call her out as a fool? I hate the way the country is heading.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:03 PM




Do they have floes where you are?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:17 PM (HALdu)

346 Rich self funder type candidates with zero political experience are basically a guaranteed failure. Trump being the big exception.

Isn't like 97% of Democrat presidential TV ads at the moment being bought by Tom Steyer?

Lipstick, pig, some assembly required.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:17 PM (I2/tG)

347 Counterpoint - The failure of N. or S. American cultures to develop the wheel, or smelt metals.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (xSo9G)

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To be fair, they did invent the tamale.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:17 PM (XVuno)

348 333 Rich self funder type candidates with zero political experience are basically a guaranteed failure. Trump being the big exception.

And these rich assholes always throw in way less money than they promise, their wives get to them.

Posted by: Blago at November 16, 2019 11:12 PM (sjTfF)


And Trump didn't just decide to run. He was thinking about it for 30 years. And his successful TV show was critical to getting the rest of America, outside of NY, to get to know him and get familiar with him.

His show was ultimately the biggest reason he started on his roll in the Repub primary.

Everyone already "knew" him.

Others who try to run don't have this advantage.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 11:17 PM (sy5kK)

349 Hands.......my parents as well

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:18 PM (/UQ/R)

350 The strangest thing about Oklahoma when I was stationed there, was that you could buy 3.2 beer 24 hours a day at 7/11. Was in the 80's. Is that still that way?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:18 PM (ts3NT)

351 With about 3% of the precincts left to report, about 38,000 more people voted in the Sec of State's race than the Governors race. Rispone is losing by 20,000.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:18 PM (TLxpZ)

352 Spanish Conquistadors on their first experience with the tamale:

"This shit is great. Can you make it with mutton?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:19 PM (XVuno)

353 Is "horseplay" still a legal synonym for hijinx and similar high-spirited youthful antics?

If not, would the offense be civil or criminal? Need a lawyer here.

Posted by: Miklos, at least not Canadian at November 16, 2019 11:19 PM (QzkSJ)

354 Indeed.
We were all like where's logprof, where's logprof?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 11:16 PM (cogds)

--The Winnipeg Blue Ballers' not dominating the Hobos Division in fantasy football was the first sign something was amiss. . . .

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:19 PM (Okmx3)

355
With about 3% of the precincts left to report, about 38,000 more people voted in the Sec of State's race than the Governors race. Rispone is losing by 20,000.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:18 PM


things what make you go "hmmm...?"

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 16, 2019 11:20 PM (KCxzN)

356 No. Except maybe the one where the Lotto ticket I buy has all 6 winning numbers, not the zero or single winning number that happens in reality.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 11:14 PM (sy5kK)

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I don't play lotto very often. But whenever I do, and check the numbers (usually a couple weeks later, because I don't remember until I find the ticket in my wallet) it's always zero numbers matching.

Which is weird because the website checks the ninety previous drawings... you'd think because they're two digit numbers, at least ONE would come up from time to time in ninety draws of five numbers.

The fact that it never has happened beggars belief. I have some kind of luck.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 11:20 PM (5aX2M)

357 Yeah, the gods came down from the heavens and gave the incans, the mayans, and the aztecs the second of their greatest gifts, they wheel.

And the incans, the mayans, and the aztecs were awed.

Then they made a calendar out of it so they could keep track of when they were supposed to have human sacrifices

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:20 PM (HALdu)

358 "This shit is great. Can you make it with mutton?"
Posted by: Cicero

I never knew that "mutton' was a synonym for " Moro".

Posted by: Miklos, not paying to increase his Word Power at November 16, 2019 11:21 PM (QzkSJ)

359 That is a spurious argument. Greece and Asia Minor are rough and mountainous, too. As is Italy, home of the justly famous Roman roads. Once people acquaint themselves with the usefulness of the wheel, they make their country fit the wheel.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 11:17 PM (/sgva)



What he said. Not as if the roads made themselves.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:22 PM (HALdu)

360 With about 3% of the precincts left to report, about 38,000 more people voted in the Sec of State's race than the Governors race. Rispone is losing by 20,000.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:18 PM

things what make you go "hmmm...?"
Posted by: AltonJackson

We got this.

Posted by: Mitt Romney's at November 16, 2019 11:22 PM (QzkSJ)

361 Then they made a calendar out of it so they could keep track of when they were supposed to have human sacrifices
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:20 PM (HALdu)

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Yeah, they should have made it into currency like we did. Big-ass stone discs. Convenient to carry, easy to break into small denominations.

Posted by: The Yap Islanders at November 16, 2019 11:23 PM (XVuno)

362 It's the South and Rispone has no middle name.

If it had been Eddie 'Big Dog' Rispone against the mellifluous John Bel Edwards it would have been different.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 16, 2019 11:23 PM (9v1sv)

363 To be fair, they did invent the tamale.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:17 PM (XVuno)

*PERKS UP*

Posted by: Moochzilla at November 16, 2019 11:24 PM (Okmx3)

364 And European colonialism in most of sub-Saharan Africa never really got going until the latter half of the 19th Century, by which time steamships, railways, the telegraph, and flight in balloons were in use world-wide.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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All stolen by Greek homos.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 16, 2019 11:25 PM (CDGwz)

365 All stolen by Greek homos.
Posted by: Al Sharpton
----

Just like the maths.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 16, 2019 11:25 PM (CDGwz)

366 Can't someone clever get into that Vagina Museum from the cervix entrance?

Posted by: Halfwise at November 16, 2019 11:26 PM (HzJQJ)

367 340 {{{{{Ladyl}}}}}} {{{{{{Jewels}}}}}

You two are some amazing ettes! What a privilege to have met you
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:14 PM (/UQ/R)


You are, too! Are you coming to Texas next year?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:26 PM (TdMsT)

368 366 Can't someone clever get into that Vagina Museum from the cervix entrance?
Posted by: Halfwise at November 16, 2019 11:26 PM (HzJQJ)

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The Surprise Anal door didn't give you any ideas?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:28 PM (XVuno)

369 Can't someone clever get into that Vagina Museum from the cervix entrance?
Posted by: Halfwise

---

Caesar would just make his own entrance.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 11:28 PM (Y4EXg)

370 Would rather have Kennedy in the Senate than as governor.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 16, 2019 11:28 PM (RDX/f)

371 The Surprise Anal door didn't give you any ideas?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:28 PM (XVuno)




Thank you

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:28 PM (HALdu)

372 What he said. Not as if the roads made themselves.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 11:22 PM (HALdu)

--Thing is, the Inca built an impressive road network, just only used for foot (and hoof) traffic. I have read that llamas/alpacas/vicunas are ornery about being saddled or carted up, but I'm sure horses and oxen had to have that bred out as well.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:29 PM (Okmx3)

373 shifty shift and demorats laugh.
shift runs a criminal/illegal investigation to impeach the President, denying the President to face his accusers. The President is denied his legal rights at the beginning, allowing questionable/criminal tactics to be used. Afterward the Republicans are allowed into the investigation, Republicans validating the investigation (in doing so). House rules deny the criminal actions to be reviewed, gone over. Ipso facto, the demorats got away with it.. Hear them laugh, and now know why.

Posted by: ron n. at November 16, 2019 11:30 PM (om5HK)

374 If it had been Eddie 'Big Dog' Rispone against the mellifluous John Bel Edwards it would have been different.
Posted by: Braenyard

heh.

Check the official name of one candidate in the first round.

Posted by: Miklos, nics are names at November 16, 2019 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)

375 All stolen by Greek homos.
Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 16, 2019 11:25 PM (CDGwz)

--Yeah yeah, you wuz kangs.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:31 PM (Okmx3)

376 Bunch of postmortems on Amazon's failure to get a more moderate city council elected in Seattle - throwing a million dollars into the races at the last minute apparently backfired badly, and the city council is now even more left-wing and radical than it was before.

Does create a problem for Amazon - particularly if the national government doesn't turn hard-left, being located in a blue city is extremely problematic, given the increasingly toxic left-wing politics of blue cities.

Locating in Seattle may have seemed like a good idea twenty-five years ago, but I bet that Bezos is now ruing that he didn't set up his company in the suburbs of Seattle, like Bill Gates did.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:31 PM (I2/tG)

377 Oklahoma has the strong beer now

Also just came back and beat Baylor ass

Posted by: Boomer at November 16, 2019 11:31 PM (ucNdt)

378 Rispone lost by 40k votes. The Republican Sec of State won by 266k.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:32 PM (TLxpZ)

379 I have read that llamas/alpacas/vicunas are ornery about being saddled or carted up, but I'm sure horses and oxen had to have that bred out as well.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:29 PM (Okmx3)

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The domestication of horses seems to have been completely fortuitous. Genetic studies show that a particularly docile male is the genetic ancestor of all modern horses. This happened in the Pontic-Caspian steppes more than 5,000 years ago.

There was no such luck with the camelids in the New World.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:33 PM (XVuno)

380 An anti illegal immigrate candidate won in aurora, co.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at November 16, 2019 11:33 PM (Rz2Nc)

381

Amazon can move to Boise, and destroy the last decent city...

Posted by: Hank Panky at November 16, 2019 11:34 PM (W9WyN)

382 With about 3% of the precincts left to report, about 38,000 more people voted in the Sec of State's race than the Governors race. Rispone is losing by 20,000.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:18 PM

things what make you go "hmmm...?"
Posted by: AltonJackson

We got this.
Posted by: Mitt Romney's at November 16, 2019 11:22 PM (QzkSJ)
***********
Shouldn't it be approx. 30,000 people only voted for governor and did not cast a vote for SOS.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 11:35 PM (wiXsO)

383
Rosebud.
Posted by: ALH

Shhhh! You'll wake the otters.

Posted by: Road warrior at November 16, 2019 11:35 PM (JRHyo)

384 Ambassador Yovanovitch or the Ukraine prosecutor Lutsenko are lying about a "do not prosecute" list that the now-fired Ambassador claims she never issued to him. He says she did exactly that.


from GP:

In her opening statement Yovanovitch also denied pressuring former Ukrainian prosecutor Lutsenko not to investigate anti-corruption individuals or groups.



Marie Yovanovitch: As for events during my tenure in the Ukraine, I want to reiterate first the allegation that I disseminated a do not prosecute list was a fabrication. Mr. Lutshenko, the former Ukrainian prosecutor general who made that allegation has acknowledged that that list never existed.

Lou Dobbs: Oooh, not quite! Not quite! As investigative journalist John Solomon and The New York Times have both reported Lutsenko denies that he ever retracted that allegation.




This should be a very interesting tidbit that will never see CNN or any of the Deep State tool broadcast networks.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 11:35 PM (sy5kK)

385 Posted by: Kurt at November 16, 2019 11:31 PM (wSVpn)

We're not the ones with oir panties in a twist since the last presidential election.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at November 16, 2019 11:35 PM (Rz2Nc)

386 378 Oklahoma has the strong beer now

Also just came back and beat Baylor ass
Posted by: Boomer at November 16, 2019 11:31 PM (ucNdt)

--Coincidence?

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:35 PM (Okmx3)

387 There was no such luck with the camelids in the New World.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Rayciss

Posted by: Miklos, legal Green Card Possessor at November 16, 2019 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)

388
Rispone lost by 40k votes. The Republican Sec of State won by 266k.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:32 PM


that's a lot of Buicks

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 16, 2019 11:35 PM (KCxzN)

389 Not that unpopular - my friend from college there who voted for Trump voted for Bel Edwards - said he's fine, not Trump but no need to change horses
Posted by: Boswell

Your friend from college isn't the best at logic or consistency, non?
Posted by: Miklos, Edwards was powered by the trial lawyers at November 16, 2019 11:06 PM (QzkSJ)

I don't see the illogic there. Sounds like a case of the "devil you know vs the devil you don't know".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 11:37 PM (/sgva)

390 > California law says you can't have a burger unless it's cooked all the way down

Pretty soon California law is going to require men to have their testicles surgically removed at the state border.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2019 11:37 PM (oQp6r)

391 345 Tinfoilbaby

When anyone says that "Putin controls PT", I counter w the fact Russia has one cash commodity, oil/gas exports. Because of PT's oil and policies, we now export, too. Would Putin's puppet work to destroy Putin's economy?

Then, I mention the fact that the stock market reached record highs over 100 times since his election. Isn't that a significant indicator? But, did the news you watch ever mention that? If they didn't, it's bc they refuse to actually report the news. If you start slow, a few facts, that seems to make ppl think they might have been mislead.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 11:37 PM (ZZDMQ)

392 Caesar would just make his own entrance.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 11:28 PM (Y4EXg

Didn't he have the gall to divide it into three parts?

Posted by: Halfwise at November 16, 2019 11:37 PM (HzJQJ)

393

And I don't know how they do it
but they sure do it good
I hope they're doin' it for free

They give me cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2019 11:37 PM (CtTmg)

394 > Genetic studies show that a particularly docile male is the genetic ancestor of all modern horses.

So, like the equine equivalent of Beatoff O'Cuck, you're saying.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2019 11:38 PM (oQp6r)

395 Well that's interesting.
Rispone lost by 40,000 votes.
How many more people voted in the Governors race than the Sec of State's race? 40,000


Governor
3928 of 3934 precincts reporting
Absentee reporting - 100%

John Bel Edwards (DEM) 51.33% 773,118
"Eddie" Rispone (REP) 48.67% 733,160



Secretary of State
3928 of 3934 precincts reporting
Absentee reporting - 100%

Kyle Ardoin (REP) 59.08% 866,260
"Gwen" Collins-Greenup (DEM) 40.92% 600,023

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:41 PM (TLxpZ)

396 I don't see the illogic there. Sounds like a case of the "devil you know vs the devil you don't know".

In 2016, the incumbent Democratic governor of Montana got reelected by a narrow margin, while Trump won the state by twenty points.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:41 PM (I2/tG)

397 Ladyl....planning on it. Might be a Colorado road trip

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)

398 From the article on Thomas Edison's 'supernatural telephone':

(Edison's and Tesla's) rivalry came to a head with the "War of Currents," which saw Tesla's revolutionary alternating current pitted against Edison's direct current for supremacy in the expanding age of electricity. Tesla won out in the end, a victory that would haunt Edison for the rest of his days.

That should have been the "War of Currents" battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Historical illiteracy FTW! Either that or Tesla's mythologists are really pushing the envelope.

Posted by: RickZ at November 16, 2019 11:42 PM (Y8PSl)

399 399 Ladyl....planning on it. Might be a Colorado road trip
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)


I love road trips!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:42 PM (TdMsT)

400 Would Putin's puppet work to destroy Putin's economy?

It would be very interesting to track secret Russian money going to anti-fracking organizations in the United States, as well as to larger environmental organizations.

Anti-fracking people get tons of airtime on RT, the Kremlin's propaganda channel.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:43 PM (I2/tG)

401 I don't see the illogic there. Sounds like a case of the "devil you know vs the devil you don't know".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Evil be evil, amigo.

Republicans are not all that good, but Democrats are now the party of lies, and serve the Father of Lies.

Vote for any Democrat, and Satan smiles.

Posted by: Miklos, nailing it to the door at November 16, 2019 11:43 PM (QzkSJ)

402 Well then you can fly into Colorado and come with us

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:44 PM (/UQ/R)

403 --Thing is, the Inca built an impressive road network, just only used for foot (and hoof) traffic. I have read that llamas/alpacas/vicunas are ornery about being saddled or carted up, but I'm sure horses and oxen had to have that bred out as well.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:29 PM (Okmx3)

Even if your only draft animals are humans, wheeled conveyances allow a human to readily move much more than he or she could possibly carry. Example: rickshaw.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 11:44 PM (/sgva)

404 377 Bunch of postmortems on Amazon's failure to get a more moderate city council elected in Seattle - throwing a million dollars into the races at the last minute apparently backfired badly, and the city council is now even more left-wing and radical than it was before.

Does create a problem for Amazon - particularly if the national government doesn't turn hard-left, being located in a blue city is extremely problematic, given the increasingly toxic left-wing politics of blue cities.

Locating in Seattle may have seemed like a good idea twenty-five years ago, but I bet that Bezos is now ruing that he didn't set up his company in the suburbs of Seattle, like Bill Gates did.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:31 PM (I2/tG)


a few things about this.

Sawant the dot Indian socialist was down 54% - 46% after the vote count was finished.

Ahh! But WA is a vote by mail state, and as long as a postmark on the day of voting was on the envelope, it counts. Even if it takes nearly a week to get them all in.

Odd, why did it take up to 5 days to get the local votes from a local election arrive to be counted? We will just leave that one to ponder on it's own.

But what is well known is that there is an ability to get a postmark of the day very late into the evening if you drive to a certain post office and drop it off. It does not show the time, only the day.

And Savant caught up and passed her opponent and won going away.

This is what a corrupt voting system looks like.


Amazon last year responded to the Savant-Commie proposed head tax by canceling an option on a new downtown Seattle skyscraper lease, and getting over 3 million sq. ft. of office space across the lake in Bellevue. They have since signed on to a big lease in what will be the largest skyscraper ever in Bellevue, going up now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 11:45 PM (sy5kK)

405 What part of.. We aren't voting our way out of this... don't you get?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:45 PM (ts3NT)

406 404 Well then you can fly into Colorado and come with us
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:44 PM (/UQ/R)


Oh my gosh that would be fun!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:46 PM (TdMsT)

407 LCD....sounds like Colorado voting now days.......absolutely no integrity

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:47 PM (/UQ/R)

408 Even if your only draft animals are humans, wheeled conveyances allow a human to readily move much more than he or she could possibly carry. Example: rickshaw.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 11:44 PM (/sgva)

--Better example is the stroller.

From experience.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:48 PM (Okmx3)

409 Yes.....yes it would Ladyl

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:48 PM (/UQ/R)

410 Example: rickshaw.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

They have rickshaws in Budapest.

They pick you up and take you to bars and clubs on an island, where only delivery and service vehicles are allowed. Green. Environmentally friendly. More expensive than a taxi.

So society moves forward.

Posted by: Miklos, too old for this shit at November 16, 2019 11:49 PM (QzkSJ)

411 Ugh.....I hate making beds.......perhaps because I'm so anal about them being perfect

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:50 PM (/UQ/R)

412 That should have been the "War of Currents" battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Historical illiteracy FTW! Either that or Tesla's mythologists are really pushing the envelope.
Posted by: RickZ at November 16, 2019 11:42 PM (Y8PSl)


"Edison's invention was entirely rooted in science, specifically Albert Einstein's theories of quantum entanglement and special relativity."

The paper Einstein co-wrote that first described quantum entanglement was published in Physical Review in 1935. Edison died in 1931.

In fairness, Edison's ghost did read it.

https://tinyurl.com/shvvra6

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 11:51 PM (t+qrx)

413 357 posts in, and no one has suggested buffoonery as a replacement for shena.....?

I mean, i like obscure words, but...

Last time i talked politics with my girlfriend, she finally asked me why i support President Trump. I told her I found his personality to be abrasive,as she does (she really thinks Trump is a terrible human being) but the policies he has supported and implemented have been great for the economy. That brought her up short, and the conversation turned to other topics shortly after that.

I've not heard her talk about the Mueller investigation or impeachment. The only thing she's had to say about the President is that she doesn't like him. I hope that's a sign that she, like many others, isn't believing the BS the opposition is shoveling.

Posted by: Skrapheap at November 16, 2019 11:51 PM (h6bwS)

414 They pick you up and take you to bars and clubs on an island, where only delivery and service vehicles are allowed. Green. Environmentally friendly. More expensive than a taxi.

So society moves forward.
Posted by: Miklos, too old for this shit at November 16, 2019 11:49 PM (QzkSJ)

Horse-drawn carriages are also more expensive than taxis. You are paying for the atmosphere. Which, behind one or more horses, can be quite pungent.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 11:51 PM (/sgva)

415 413 Ugh.....I hate making beds.......perhaps because I'm so anal about them being perfect
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:50 PM (/UQ/R)


I'm the same way. Having overnight guests is a lot of work!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 11:51 PM (TdMsT)

416 Amazon last year responded to the Savant-Commie proposed head tax by canceling an option on a new downtown Seattle skyscraper lease, and getting over 3 million sq. ft. of office space across the lake in Bellevue.

Checking Wikipedia, Amazon was actually founded in Bellevue, which I did not know.

Bezos located Amazon in Seattle because of Microsoft's talent pool - I'm sure in the mid-1990's, being located in Seattle and not the burbs was a major selling point in recruiting tech nerds away from Uncle Bill.

Now, it's a problem. Couldn't happen to a nicer person than Bezos.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:52 PM (I2/tG)

417 Ugh.....I hate making beds.......perhaps because I'm so anal about them being perfect
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:50 PM (/UQ/R)


Exciting opportunities await you in the field of recruit training.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 11:52 PM (t+qrx)

418 I have proudly not made a hospital corner on a bed since I left the Army, my feet stick out of the end of the bed free and breezy

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:53 PM (ts3NT)

419 Woof! Woof! I am wolf!

I'm get thing!

Haha!

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (gP/Z3)

420 Can you imagine the reaction on the Left when Twitter briefly reported today that Trump was having chest pains?

They'll be cleaning ejaculate out of newsrooms across the country for days.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (I2/tG)

421 I wish Kurt would hold me when I get weepy.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (EgshT)

422 You know.......need to make the in laws happy and all that. And get to hear about dreamboat Justine for a week They are actually very loving family but only until my sil starts lecturing us on US politics. That's when mr. WDS tells her to shut her pie hole

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (/UQ/R)

423 They pick you up and take you to bars and clubs on an island, where only delivery and service vehicles are allowed. Green. Environmentally friendly. More expensive than a taxi.
------

A ride I will never take:

https://tinyurl.com/w8trj3w

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (CDGwz)

424
397 Well that's interesting.
Rispone lost by 40,000 votes.
How many more people voted in the Governors race than the Sec of State's race? 40,000


Governor
3928 of 3934 precincts reporting
Absentee reporting - 100%

John Bel Edwards (DEM) 51.33% 773,118
"Eddie" Rispone (REP) 48.67% 733,160



Secretary of State
3928 of 3934 precincts reporting
Absentee reporting - 100%

Kyle Ardoin (REP) 59.08% 866,260
"Gwen" Collins-Greenup (DEM) 40.92% 600,023
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 11:41 PM (TLxpZ)
************
That's what is really bizarre. It's hard to wrap my head around this. Since you're from Louisiana, why do you think that happened?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (wiXsO)

425 I have proudly not made a hospital corner on a bed since I left the Army, my feet stick out of the end of the bed free and breezy
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 11:53 PM (ts3NT)


Non-cat-haver sighted.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (t+qrx)

426 --Better example is the stroller.



From experience.

Posted by: logprof


OMG! Strollers the size of a freaking Volkswagon! One kid, 4 backpacks, 2 cases of bottled water, steamer trunk of disposable diapers, enough formula for an orphanage, and I swear battalion HG tent in there somewhere!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 16, 2019 11:55 PM (LOq4H)

427 407 What part of.. We aren't voting our way out of this... don't you get?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

Welcome to Canada

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 16, 2019 11:55 PM (K2T58)

428 And we have an ONT troll.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:55 PM (Okmx3)

429 Which, behind one or more horses, can be quite pungent.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Heh

Charleston, SC still has horse drawn carriages for tourists. But for years, they have to use "horse diapers" because the practicalities of the picturesque are what they are.

Posted by: Miklos, recalling H.L. Mecken's recollections of the pungent Baltimore of his youth at November 16, 2019 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

430 Ahem.

Who are these Racist Over Fuckers of whom you speak?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:57 PM (XVuno)

431 418 Amazon last year responded to the Savant-Commie proposed head tax by canceling an option on a new downtown Seattle skyscraper lease, and getting over 3 million sq. ft. of office space across the lake in Bellevue.

Checking Wikipedia, Amazon was actually founded in Bellevue, which I did not know.

Bezos located Amazon in Seattle because of Microsoft's talent pool - I'm sure in the mid-1990's, being located in Seattle and not the burbs was a major selling point in recruiting tech nerds away from Uncle Bill.

Now, it's a problem. Couldn't happen to a nicer person than Bezos.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 11:52 PM (I2/tG)

Bezos and wife #1 that he just divorced, drove out from NY and their first house was in Bellevue. He literally started Amazon out of his garage.

But the first big corporate office was the big yellow building on the hill in Seattle, overlooking the current T-Mobile and Clink stadiums. Originally that was the VA hospital for Western Wash, empty, and Bezos remodeled it and Amazon started there.

While I am mixed on Bezos overall, he has spent a hell of a lot of money around here, benefiting many thousands of people. Gotta give him props when props are due.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 11:58 PM (sy5kK)

432 Troll make me look like Rin Tin Tin!

Haha, stoopid troll!

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 16, 2019 11:58 PM (gP/Z3)

433 And we have an ONT troll.
Posted by: logprof

Don't believe you.

That never happens.

Posted by: Miklos, rejecting your reality at November 16, 2019 11:58 PM (QzkSJ)

434 "a Vaj Hall of Fame"

Vajhalla?

Or is that an Indian restaurant?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 16, 2019 11:59 PM (zo4+n)

435 A ride I will never take:

https://tinyurl.com/w8trj3w
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (CDGwz)

--While on the subject, WTF is with Banana Boats?

Could a grown man possibly look any more homo than when riding one of those?

(Strictly rhetorical --please do not respond.)

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:59 PM (Okmx3)

436 You are doomed, puny Trump supporters!

The nation will unite behind whichever geriatric bed-wetter the Democrats choose!

All your base are belong to us.

You have no chance to survive make your time.

Move 'ZIG'.

For great justice.

Posted by: Zod, Follower of Soros! at November 17, 2019 12:00 AM (I2/tG)

437 OMG! Strollers the size of a freaking Volkswagon! One kid, 4 backpacks, 2 cases of bottled water, steamer trunk of disposable diapers, enough formula for an orphanage, and I swear battalion HG tent in there somewhere!
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp
----

All for the low price of $850-$1200.

No kidding - price some of the high status strollers. You'll be disgusted.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 17, 2019 12:00 AM (Y4EXg)

438 Ahem.

Who are these Racist Over Fuckers of whom you speak?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:57 PM (XVuno)

They hang out with racist under-fuckers, like Pete Buttgiggle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2019 12:01 AM (/sgva)

439 --While on the subject, WTF is with Banana Boats?

Could a grown man possibly look any more homo than when riding one of those?

(Strictly rhetorical --please do not respond.)
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:59 PM (Okmx3)

I... did not know that is what banana boats were.

So, it's a mobile bar.

...

Seems like not a good idea if you are planning or have engaged in serious drinking.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:01 AM (ycWCI)

440 431 And we have an ONT troll.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 11:55 PM (Okmx3)


rats on the west side

bedbugs uptown

this town's in tatters


shattered

Posted by: Mick Jagger at November 17, 2019 12:01 AM (sy5kK)

441 OMG! Strollers the size of a freaking Volkswagon! One kid, 4 backpacks, 2 cases of bottled water, steamer trunk of disposable diapers, enough formula for an orphanage, and I swear battalion HG tent in there somewhere!
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 16, 2019 11:55 PM (LOq4H)

--Heh, helicopter 'rents need Mercedes strollers.

Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:01 AM (Okmx3)

442 436 "a Vaj Hall of Fame"


Sandra Fluke, Stormy Daniels, .... who am I missing?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:02 AM (sy5kK)

443 Moon Moon great hunter! Bite trolls! Make them cry!

Oh shit oh shit oh shit....

Moon Moon dumb dog, bite self instead.

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 17, 2019 12:03 AM (gP/Z3)

444 That's what is really bizarre. It's hard to wrap my head around this. Since you're from Louisiana, why do you think that happened?
Posted by: redridinghood

Maybe something interesting.

Kentucky-white Republican loses narrowly. Black Republican wins very easily.


Louisiana-Republicans split; Democrat wins Governor.
But first Black Republicans elected for state offices since 1876.

Posted by: Miklos, trending at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)

445 438 You are doomed, puny Trump supporters!

The nation will unite behind whichever geriatric bed-wetter the Democrats choose!

All your base are belong to us.

You have no chance to survive make your time.

Move 'ZIG'.

For great justice.
Posted by: Zod, Follower of Soros! at November 17, 2019 12:00 AM (I2/tG)

--Russia set up us election.

https://youtu.be/Kn9Xsmj942E

Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (Okmx3)

446 (jfIEJ)

Dumber than Moon Moon!

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (gP/Z3)

447 436 "a Vaj Hall of Fame"


Sandra Fluke, Stormy Daniels, .... who am I missing?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:02 AM (sy5kK)

----------

Don't miss the Tunnel of Tuna dark ride at a nominal additional cost.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (XVuno)

448 444 436 "a Vaj Hall of Fame"

Sandra Fluke, Stormy Daniels, .... who am I missing?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

----

There's an "egg, banana, egg" girl from "The Show" who'd qualify but did anyone catch her real name?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (Y4EXg)

449 438 You are doomed, puny Trump supporters!

The nation will unite behind whichever geriatric bed-wetter the Democrats choose!

All your base are belong to us.

You have no chance to survive make your time.

Move 'ZIG'.

For great justice.
Posted by: Zod, Follower of Soros! at November 17, 2019 12:00 AM (I2/tG)


So now I understand why the malt liquor 40 ouncers were sold out at the store today.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (sy5kK)

450 Sandra Fluke, Stormy Daniels, .... who am I missing?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
-----

Gwenyth Paltrow

Katie Hall

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 12:06 AM (xSo9G)

451 Posted by: Mick Jagger at November 17, 2019 12:01 AM

Your brain been battered?

Splatterin' all over... Manhattan?

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 17, 2019 12:06 AM (gP/Z3)

452 For great justice.
Posted by: Zod, Follower of Soros!

Most excellent.

Please inform bank account for payment of Convertible Rubles.

Posted by: Miklos, a mere Number 6 in the Soros System at November 17, 2019 12:07 AM (QzkSJ)

453 I remember trolls of quality. The Soros $ doesn't go as far as it used to.

Posted by: Splunge at November 17, 2019 12:07 AM (dOV9E)

454 Goodnight all!

Wifey wants me to come to bed and her hips don't lie.

Wish me luck!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at November 17, 2019 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

455 While I am mixed on Bezos overall, he has spent a hell of a lot of money around here, benefiting many thousands of people. Gotta give him props when props are due.

True, but the Washington Post is an open sewer. If America ends up going hard-Left, Bezos will bear a great share of the responsibility.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 17, 2019 12:07 AM (I2/tG)

456 Maybe something interesting.

Kentucky-white Republican loses narrowly. Black Republican wins very easily.


Louisiana-Republicans split; Democrat wins Governor.
But first Black Republicans elected for state offices since 1876.
Posted by: Miklos, trending at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)


Once again, Miklos, you find the real story that was buried in the details. This is a great trend for 2020. If Trump somehow gets 20% of the black vote, it's all over but the shouting.


I knew there was a reason we kept you around!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:07 AM (sy5kK)

457 (p/DpB)

Also stoopid troll with proxy...

Moon Moon smarter!

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 17, 2019 12:07 AM (gP/Z3)

458 Night EB42.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:08 AM (ycWCI)

459 458 While I am mixed on Bezos overall, he has spent a hell of a lot of money around here, benefiting many thousands of people. Gotta give him props when props are due.

True, but the Washington Post is an open sewer. If America ends up going hard-Left, Bezos will bear a great share of the responsibility.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 17, 2019 12:07 AM (I2/tG)


Bezos bought the WP because it was cheaper than hiring lobbyists in DC.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:08 AM (sy5kK)

460 I'm get troll!

OOooooops, forgot how to dog!

fck troool.

I'm get troll, lol!

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 17, 2019 12:09 AM (gP/Z3)

461 Surreal.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:09 AM (ycWCI)

462 That's what is really bizarre. It's hard to wrap my
head around this. Since you're from Louisiana, why do you think that
happened?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 11:54 PM (wiXsO)


Nothing "BAD" has happened in LA for a while ( and if it did the press would not report it) so people just won't rock the boat. Rispone is an unknown so why change? Not my feelings but...

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 17, 2019 12:10 AM (RDX/f)

463 Please inform bank account for payment of Convertible Rubles.

Bring a bag of American $100 bills to Restaurant Teremok, Nevesky Ave. 60, in Sankt Petersburg.

Order the salmon blini.

Posted by: Zod, Follower of Soros! at November 17, 2019 12:10 AM (I2/tG)

464 So now I understand why the malt liquor 40 ouncers were sold out at the store today.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

The EBT Cards are credited in the 15th/16th of the month in many states.

Your state's Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull Mileage may vary.

Posted by: Miklos, pAyong wit encrypted AppleChinaPay at November 17, 2019 12:10 AM (QzkSJ)

465 If only Rispone had put himself in this picture.

https://tinyurl.com/r8arjed

Posted by: Braenyard at November 17, 2019 12:11 AM (9v1sv)

466 Uh oh, hear Master:

"G-d dammit, Moon Moon!"

whut nao?

"getcher azz home... NOW!!!"

buh-bye, gotsta go.

Woof!

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 17, 2019 12:12 AM (gP/Z3)

467 Surreal.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:09 AM (ycWCI)


✔ 5: Strongly agree

Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2019 12:12 AM (t+qrx)

468 I... did not know that is what banana boats were.

So, it's a mobile bar.

...

Seems like not a good idea if you are planning or have engaged in serious drinking.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:01 AM (ycWCI)

--No, Banana Boats are like they sound: long, skinny, and yellow. Groups of four or more ride astride them in the water. (They're sometimes pictured in ads for resorts like Atlantis.) When it's a group of dudes doing it, it looks . . . uneasy.

Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:12 AM (Okmx3)

469 There are still a lot of places in the south, especially at the local level where the Dems are very very much undercover or actually, possibly maybe conservative. We get so used to Marianne Williamson/Liz Warren as the face of the Dems, but that is not the case everywhere.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:12 AM (ycWCI)

470

Katie Hill is the kind of woman that you'd be glad washed up on the desert island with you, until you started pissing fire.

Posted by: Sex Nihilo at November 17, 2019 12:14 AM (W9WyN)

471 --No, Banana Boats are like they sound: long, skinny, and yellow. Groups of four or more ride astride them in the water. (They're sometimes pictured in ads for resorts like Atlantis.) When it's a group of dudes doing it, it looks . . . uneasy.
Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:12 AM (Okmx3)

*looks up banana boat*

*ponders*

Why?

I can at least sort of understand the mobile vector for alcohol.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:14 AM (ycWCI)

472 That's what is really bizarre. It's hard to wrap my head around this. Since you're from Louisiana, why do you think that happened?
Posted by: redridinghood

Maybe something interesting.

Kentucky-white Republican loses narrowly. Black Republican wins very easily.


Louisiana-Republicans split; Democrat wins Governor.
But first Black Republicans elected for state offices since 1876.
Posted by: Miklos, trending at November 17, 2019 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)
****************
Kyle Ardoin SOS is white and wasn't he also the incumbent?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 17, 2019 12:16 AM (wiXsO)

473 Order the salmon blini.
Posted by: Zod

With Polonium sauce?

Hah!

Comrade is good, yet amateur. Or dangerous false flag professional.

Cannoli (magyar-kanolyi, russian-kanoli)

If you request the kimchi, Beloved Leader will know you.

Posted by: Miklos, pAyong wit encrypted AppleChinaPay at November 17, 2019 12:17 AM (QzkSJ)

474 I can at least sort of understand the mobile vector for alcohol.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:14 AM (ycWCI)

--Oh yeah, it's just a terrestrial version of the party barge.

Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:18 AM (Okmx3)

475
If only one Republican could win in LA, I'd almost rather it be the Secretary of State than the Governor. He who counts the votes...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 17, 2019 12:19 AM (13CQC)

476 Derp! I gots away, haha!

Thanx for ONT, mishum!

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 17, 2019 12:19 AM (gP/Z3)

477 So 30,000 people went into the voting booth and decided not to vote for anyone for Governor. That's retarded.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:19 AM (2DOZq)

478 -No, Banana Boats are like they sound: long, skinny, and yellow. Groups of four or more

Who tallies that?

Posted by: Miklos, unregarded Calypsonian at November 17, 2019 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)

479 Kyle Ardoin SOS is white and wasn't he also the incumbent?
Posted by: redridinghood

The October election, not the run-off.

Posted by: Miklos, formerly of thr Tulane University of Louisiana at November 17, 2019 12:21 AM (QzkSJ)

480 Who tallies that?
Posted by: Miklos
--------

I do, but not until daylight.

Posted by: Tally Man at November 17, 2019 12:22 AM (xSo9G)

481 Who tallies that?
Posted by: Miklos, unregarded Calypsonian at November 17, 2019 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)

---------

Talley man

Posted by: H. Belafonte at November 17, 2019 12:22 AM (XVuno)

482 Nothing "BAD" has happened in LA for a while ( and if it did the press would not report it) so people just won't rock the boat. Rispone is an unknown so why change? Not my feelings but...
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 17, 2019 12:10 AM (RDX/f)
***************
I'm guessing the Left is happy with the heartbeat bill Edwards signed into effect. I know I am.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 17, 2019 12:22 AM (wiXsO)

483

Banana Boats are a means by which homo serial killers identify potential victims.

Posted by: Sex Nihilo at November 17, 2019 12:22 AM (W9WyN)

484 Talley man
Posted by: H. Belafonte

Now see?


Posted by: Col. Hannibal Miklos, loving it when a punch line comes together at November 17, 2019 12:24 AM (QzkSJ)

485 Black Africans invented the banana boat, but then the whole idea was stolen by them Greek homos.

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at November 17, 2019 12:24 AM (XVuno)

486 Bananas are evil and disgusting.

I mistrust any of their works.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:24 AM (ycWCI)

487 I saw Uriah Heep at the Chicago Amphitheater (basically a cow palace) around 1970 with my bro.. they were really good!
I'm thinking.. I actually saw other groups there.. Jethro Tull .. Thick as a Brick tour.. and Emmerson, Lake and Palmer.. shitty venue.. good bands!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 17, 2019 12:25 AM (438dO)

488 Picked up a 1943 nickel getting change back tonight. Still in good shape. Scanning all change now and picking up a surprising amount of pre-70s metal.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 17, 2019 12:26 AM (e1mEI)

489 Posted by: Col. Hannibal Miklos, loving it when a punch line comes together at November 17, 2019 12:24 AM (QzkSJ)

And the theme plays in my head.

Strange how my mind works.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:26 AM (ycWCI)

490 Heya logprof.

Long time, no see.

Posted by: SMH at November 17, 2019 12:27 AM (RU4sa)

491 Bananas are evil and disgusting.

I mistrust any of their works.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

No affordably priced yet stylish clothing for you!

Posted by: Banana Republic at November 17, 2019 12:27 AM (QzkSJ)

492 I think there is some confusion here between banana boats, which are very long skinny canoeish boats used by indigenous peoples from lands that did not discover the wheel themselves and banana tubes which are large inflatable things towed by power boats.

Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:27 AM (HALdu)

493

Greek Homo Boats are means by which Black Africans identify their next banana victims.

Posted by: Sex Nihilo at November 17, 2019 12:27 AM (W9WyN)

494
Colin Kaepernick decided to change his NFL tryout venue from the Atlanta Falcons training facility to a local high school at the last minute.


The NFL said they had 25 teams with reps there, and all 32 would get the entire film.

Kaep blurbed some nonsense about "transparency about what is going on", whatever the hell that means.

8 team reps did follow him to the hs field, where he went through his display.

I despise this phony liar that has done nothing except divide America in the most despicable way.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:28 AM (sy5kK)

495 490 Picked up a 1943 nickel getting change back tonight. Still in good shape. Scanning all change now and picking up a surprising amount of pre-70s metal.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 17, 2019 12:26 AM (e1mEI)

Some asshat emptied out grammas penny jar.

When I was in high school, a classmate from high school (who was an idiot) paid for a chesse burger with one of these:

https://tinyurl.com/ry6hz2f

I put $.50 in the till and that one came home with me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:28 AM (ycWCI)

496 More distressing than seeing four or five guys straddling some inflated banana while getting towed is watching the same guys doing the same thing while wearing banana hammocks and eating ham hocks.

Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:28 AM (HALdu)

497 Kyle Ardoin SOS is white and wasn't he also the incumbent?
Posted by: redridinghood

The October election, not the run-off.
Posted by: Miklos, formerly of thr Tulane University of Louisiana at November 17, 2019 12:21 AM (QzkSJ)
*******
Oh. This might be a stupid question but when were the Black Repubs running for state offices elected?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 17, 2019 12:29 AM (wiXsO)

498 490 Picked up a 1943 nickel getting change back tonight. Still in good shape. Scanning all change now and picking up a surprising amount of pre-70s metal.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 17, 2019 12:26 AM (e1mEI)



Any silver coins found in change today were from burglers who stole coin collections from their neighbors homes and spent it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:30 AM (sy5kK)

499 Here is one of the greatest rock songs in history:

https://youtu.be/sVG7eQ1TcNo

Theme For An Imaginary Western, by Mountain.

Live, and incredible. The lead guitar is the best I have heard.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 17, 2019 12:30 AM (bQngX)

500 Although anyone can go to the People's Cube and see all teh new EDKH memes, you have to dig to find the ISIS brand doggy treats meme


https://preview.tinyurl.com/qmf8gp6

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 12:30 AM (1glZx)

501 Picked up a 1943 nickel getting change back tonight. Still in good shape. Scanning all change now and picking up a surprising amount of pre-70s metal.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew

You have to turn it all in to the Government for the War Effort.

FDR's Executive Order 12487 is still in effect, citizen.

Posted by: Rexford "Miklos" Tugwell at November 17, 2019 12:31 AM (QzkSJ)

502 I think Caperdick should go back to the 49ers.

Posted by: SMH at November 17, 2019 12:31 AM (RU4sa)

503 > No, Banana Boats are like they sound: long, skinny, and yellow. Groups of four or more ride astride them in the water.
GAY-o! Gay-o!

Day light come and me wanna suck cock.

Gay me say gay me say gay me say gay me say gay me say gay-o.

Day light come and me wanna suck cock.

Work all night on a drink of cum.

Day light come and me wanna suck cock.
Take a long penis up me bum.

Day light come and me wanna suck cock.


Come mister Sally man let me suck your penis.

Day light come and me wanna suck cock.

Come mister Sally man let me suck your penis.

Day light come and me wanna suck cock.
Six inch
Seven inch
Eight inch
Crunch
Day light come and me wanna suck cock.
Eat da penis for me lunch.
Day light come and me wanna suck cock.

Posted by: Hairy Belaflaunty at November 17, 2019 12:32 AM (oQp6r)

504
Posted by: Hairy Belaflaunty at November 17, 2019 12:32 AM (oQp6r)

It's our election theme.

Posted by: Otters for Buttigieg 2020 at November 17, 2019 12:33 AM (sy5kK)

505


I am just a new boy
A stranger in this town
Where are all the good times
Who's gonna show this stranger around?
Ooooooooh I need a dirty woman
Ooooooooh I need a dirty girl

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 17, 2019 12:33 AM (CtTmg)

506 Any silver coins found in change today were from burglers who stole coin collections from their neighbors homes and spent it.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:30 AM (sy5kK)


Or bought a handful of "circulated" coins at the coinshop and stuck them in the wrong pocket and . . . DOH!

Or cleaned out the husband's desk drawer, that happens from time to time too.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 12:33 AM (1glZx)

507 Losing in KY and LA sucks. The president put his weight behind this. of the handful of states that have actually moved right over the last couple of decacdes, LA and KY are on that list.

I don't know the details or personalities. But someone at the RNC needs to figure out what is going on. My personal opinion is a percentage is on Trump's style at times and the rest on on a scorched earth media that is getting results. Yes, they have destroyed their credibility but their hair on fire inanity does get results. Many want to avoid conflict and are willing to give up their principles if they had them in the first place. The biggest mistake people make imo is believing just because the media beclowns itself that it doesn't have an effect.

Conservatives should have come on in force to defend the president, Rispone notwithstanding. A lot of people who are not political junkies just don't care enough until it impacts them personally and they are told why it impacts them personally. What other reason can their be? And yes, there is cheating too.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:33 AM (n13/j)

508 Picked up a 1943 nickel getting change back tonight. Still in good shape. Scanning all change now and picking up a surprising amount of pre-70s metal.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew
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Presumably, it is one of the 'silver' nickles. Does it seem to have a darkish grey cast?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/tencf5k

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 12:33 AM (CDGwz)

509 Oh. This might be a stupid question but when were the Black Repubs running for state offices elected?
Posted by: redridinghood

October. But oddly, there is no official racial category for political candidates.

In America, is that even legal?

Posted by: Miklosford Tugwell at November 17, 2019 12:34 AM (QzkSJ)

510 'nickels'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 12:34 AM (CDGwz)

511 510 Picked up a 1943 nickel getting change back tonight. Still in good shape. Scanning all change now and picking up a surprising amount of pre-70s metal.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew
------

Presumably, it is one of the 'silver' nickles. Does it seem to have a darkish grey cast?

and the only Jefferson nickel with a big mint mark above TJ's home on the reverse.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:35 AM (sy5kK)

512 Any silver coins found in change today were from burglers who stole coin collections from their neighbors homes and spent it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:30 AM (sy5kK)

I got an 1883 Morgan Silver dollar when I was an 18 year old clerk working the liquor counter at Walgreens. ( Louisiana)

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:37 AM (2DOZq)

513 Presumably, it is one of the 'silver' nickles. Does it seem to have a darkish grey cast?



https://preview.tinyurl.com/tencf5k

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


I thought they had a "S" above the dome.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:38 AM (LOq4H)

514 I got an 1883 Morgan Silver dollar when I was an 18 year old clerk working the liquor counter at Walgreens. ( Louisiana)
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:37 AM (2DOZq)

What did he pick up for it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:38 AM (ycWCI)

515 Here is one of the greatest rock songs in history:



https://youtu.be/sVG7eQ1TcNo



Theme For An Imaginary Western, by Mountain.



Live, and incredible. The lead guitar is the best I have heard.

Posted by: Sharkman

...........
I have to agree.. I've been playing this song for decades..
But,, I would submit this is the premier version.. same Leslie West arrangement.. but with Jack Bruce singing...

https://youtu.be/1PTUpzsDkuA
That live one you linked is, however, awesome!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 17, 2019 12:38 AM (438dO)

516 Picked up a 1943 nickel getting change back tonight. Still in good shape. Scanning all change now and picking up a surprising amount of pre-70s metal.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 17, 2019 12:26 AM (e1mEI)



Any silver coins found in change today were from burglers who stole coin collections from their neighbors homes and spent it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg



Evening all.
I know it's not a coin, but I have a Series 1952 $2 bill I keep in my wallet for good luck.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (pGfNT)

517 Oh, and this has probably been posted here already

https://youtu.be/gDyYR5DvlHQ

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (1glZx)

518 Any silver coins found in change today were from burglers who stole coin collections from their neighbors homes and spent it.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:30 AM (sy5kK)



I got an 1883 Morgan Silver dollar when I was an 18 year old clerk working the liquor counter at Walgreens. ( Louisiana)

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:37 AM (2DOZq)

I got a $50 dollar Gold Eagle when someone bought $52 of groceries. He only had the Eagle and I lent him the $2.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (n13/j)

519 The $2 may have been odd, but I love the artwork.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (ycWCI)

520 ok that was a joke.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:40 AM (n13/j)

521 While as valuable as the WWII U.S. silver nickels, I understand that the pre-1982 Canadian nickels (which were, in fact, made of nearly pure nickel) are also worth considerably more than face value if you can find them.
The Canadians went to cupro-nickel for a while (like our "nickels") but apparently they're now nickel-plated steel.
Intrinsic value: close to zero, like our zinc "pennies".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 12:40 AM (oQp6r)

522 The $2 may have been odd, but I love the artwork.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (ycWCI)

last I heard, Monticello gives change in $2 bills when they can.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:40 AM (n13/j)

523 NOT as valuable as the WWII U.S. silver "nickels", I meant to say.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 12:41 AM (oQp6r)

524 Hi back atcha SMH!

How's tricks?

Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:41 AM (Okmx3)

525 Dad used to drive truck into and through the Silver Valley, your change was always silver dollars. He hated them, said they wore out your pockets.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:41 AM (LOq4H)

526 What did he pick up for it?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:38 AM

This was 1979 . Best I can answer is 'something worth a dollar' .

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:42 AM (2DOZq)

527 The $2 may have been odd, but I love the artwork.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (ycWCI)

last I heard, Monticello gives change in $2 bills when they can.
Posted by: Quint


I like using them to mess with people.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 17, 2019 12:42 AM (pGfNT)

528 I like using them to mess with people.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 17, 2019 12:42 AM (pGfNT)

They are usually so crisp and different (especially compared to today's cash, that people figure it is fake.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:43 AM (ycWCI)

529 Michellllllllle -O!

Meechelle-Meechele-Meechelle-O

Sixteen waygus and she'll have them to go . . .

Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:43 AM (Okmx3)

530 During WW2 they made Nickels out of steel.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:43 AM (2DOZq)

531 'nickels'
Posted by: Mike Hammer

*counts out lots of nickels*

"20 bucks, mister, same as in town. And you pay for the time it took to count this"

Posted by: at the Mustang Miklos Ranch at November 17, 2019 12:43 AM (QzkSJ)

532 I have always liked the UK Pound coin. The coin makes a lot of sense and it saves money as it doesn't have to be destroyed regulary like paper currency. The coin's vaule is enough that a few in your pocket are actually worth something.

But dollar coins have never caught on in the US at least in the modern era. Everytime they try it, it fails.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:44 AM (n13/j)

533 Well, napped on and off today, courtesy of a stomach bug, so now I'm up after having some ginger ale.

Posted by: SMH at November 17, 2019 12:44 AM (RU4sa)

534 532
During WW2 they made Nickels out of steel.

Posted by: Easy Andy

Pennies were steel (43) Nickles were silver, if I remember correctly

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (LOq4H)

535 I got a $50 dollar Gold Eagle when someone bought $52 of groceries. He only had the Eagle and I lent him the $2.
Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (n13/j)

You're kidding right?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (2DOZq)

536 I collect silver certificates. You can get them pretty cheap too, at least the generic ones that are not in great condition. If you used them on someone today they would probably have no idea what they are if the took the time to care about it.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:46 AM (n13/j)

537 > I like using them to mess with people.

Steve Wozniak (the "other" Apple guy) used to buy uncut sheets of $2 bills from the mint and have a print shop cut them into multi-bill squares, perforate them, and make them into pads, so he could tear them off for tips or whatever.


It freaked the hell out of people, and at one time resulted in him talking to the Secret Service in Vegas.
Very confused SS agent (feeling the perforated edge): "Bills don't come this way."
Wozniak (playing dumb): "They don't?"
Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 12:46 AM (oQp6r)

538 I got a $50 dollar Gold Eagle when someone bought $52 of groceries. He only had the Eagle and I lent him the $2.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (n13/j)



You're kidding right?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (2DOZq)

yes.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:46 AM (n13/j)

539 Guess I'll go see what's happening over at Insty.

Posted by: SMH at November 17, 2019 12:47 AM (RU4sa)

540 Re: the Public Transportation pic....

Was that guy by chance an American who stole a bunch of balloons from a little boy at an English zoo?

Posted by: Sam Adams at November 17, 2019 12:47 AM (VDbGO)

541 I thought they had a "S" above the dome.
Posted by: Some rat
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I have 'S', and 'P'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 12:47 AM (xSo9G)

542 I got a $50 dollar Gold Eagle when someone bought $52 of groceries. He only had the Eagle and I lent him the $2.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (n13/j)



You're kidding right?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (2DOZq)




Yes he is kidding.

He made the guy give him a handy for the $2

Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:48 AM (HALdu)

543 This is kind of funny: talking about $2 bills got me thinking about something.

When I was in high school at my first job (would have been '91-92.) I was having fun with cashing the paycheck at the bank (this would have been the first or second paycheck I ever got) and I got $20 in $2 bills. I stuck them in one of my Civil War books (1400 days, a day by day history kind of thing.) One bill every 10 or so pages.

I just pulled the book off the shelf here: yep, still all in there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:48 AM (ycWCI)

544 I have 'S', and 'P'
Posted by: Mike Hammer

*smiles*

Posted by: the Lovely Vanessa White at November 17, 2019 12:48 AM (QzkSJ)

545 The 1 ounce gold eagle is officially legal tender for $50 though.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:48 AM (n13/j)

546 Yes he is kidding.



He made the guy give him a handy for the $2

Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:48 AM (HALdu)

that is not right.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:49 AM (n13/j)

547 Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (LOq4H)

You're right . And Quint I was thinking of the pre 1933 gold eagle coins. I assume you are talking about the the 1980's version.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:49 AM (2DOZq)

548
I have 'S', and 'P'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Right! Now I remember, with the silver nickles the mint mark was larger and above the dome. Thanks.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:49 AM (LOq4H)

549 I got a $50 dollar Gold Eagle when someone bought $52 of groceries. He only had the Eagle and I lent him the $2.

And that little boy...was me.

Posted by: Gyorgy Soros at November 17, 2019 12:49 AM (QzkSJ)

550 534 I have always liked the UK Pound coin. The coin makes a lot of sense and it saves money as it doesn't have to be destroyed regulary like paper currency. The coin's vaule is enough that a few in your pocket are actually worth something.

But dollar coins have never caught on in the US at least in the modern era. Everytime they try it, it fails.
Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:44 AM (n13/j)

--Loonies and Twonies are also cool and practical.

Bought my littl'un a $50 silver coin at the mint in Winnipeg a few years ago. Since it's legal tender there was no tax on it, and I figure the metal will eventually exceed the face value anyway.

Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2019 12:49 AM (Okmx3)

551 I remember old-timers telling me that in the days when service members still got paid in cash, the gummint would pay them in $2 bills. The gummint had fucktons of $2 bills that no one else wanted, but the soldiers and sailors didn't get a choice.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 12:50 AM (oQp6r)

552 I got a $50 dollar Gold Eagle when someone bought $52 of groceries. He only had the Eagle and I lent him the $2.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (n13/j)



You're kidding right?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (2DOZq)




Yes he is kidding.

He made the guy give him a handy for the $2
Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:48 AM (HALdu)

that is not right.
Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:49 AM (n13/j)



Do you mean morally, factually, or that he was left handed?



Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:50 AM (HALdu)

553 Okay kidding.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:51 AM (2DOZq)

554 One of my more interesting coins:
https://tinyurl.com/take4lk

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 12:51 AM (xSo9G)

555 I have a decent small stack of 1942 Steel Pennies.

As in, mint and uncirculated.

Nary as much as thumbprint on 'em.

I'm not so much concerned as to the worth of them, but towards their future as objects 'd art.

Might have to inlay one into the stock of a decent rifle, and post it in Gunbroker as "Penny Auction".



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 17, 2019 12:51 AM (QzJWU)

556 Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (LOq4H)



You're right . And Quint I was thinking of the pre 1933 gold eagle
coins. I assume you are talking about the the 1980's version.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:49 AM (2DOZq)

just joking that the one ounce Gold Eagle is officially legal tender, stamped by the US gov at $50. Obviously the metal it is made with is worth a bit more.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:52 AM (n13/j)

557 This is kind of funny: talking about $2 bills got me thinking about something.

When I was in high school at my first job (would have been '91-92.) I was having fun with cashing the paycheck at the bank (this would have been the first or second paycheck I ever got) and I got $20 in $2 bills. I stuck them in one of my Civil War books (1400 days, a day by day history kind of thing.) One bill every 10 or so pages.

I just pulled the book off the shelf here: yep, still all in there.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Now that's cool.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 17, 2019 12:52 AM (pGfNT)

558 Do you mean morally, factually, or that he was left handed?

Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:50 AM (HALdu)

He gave him the Reverse European Forehand Grip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:52 AM (ycWCI)

559 The dog track in Rapid City , SD used to pay out in $2 bills. Things you remember as a five year old.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 12:52 AM (2DOZq)

560 I was a kid when the susan b anthony silver dollars came out.

They were round but the engraving within the boundary gave it the appearance of being hexagonal.

Clerks and cashiers at the time were saying that lots of the old folk were mistakenly using these coins as quarters.

Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:53 AM (HALdu)

561
I thought they had a "S" above the dome.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:38 AM (LOq4H)


or "D" or even "P".

only on the '43's.


and the steel coin? it was a penny, not a nickel.

America badly needed metals that year, for some reason.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:54 AM (sy5kK)

562 America badly needed metals that year, for some reason.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
--------

Why?

Posted by: A Millennial at November 17, 2019 12:54 AM (xSo9G)

563 America badly needed metals that year, for some reason.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

--------



Why?

Posted by: A Millennial at November 17, 2019 12:54 AM (xSo9G)

I phone shortage.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:55 AM (n13/j)

564 He gave him the Reverse European Forehand Grip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:52 AM (ycWCI)



Good thing it was the forehand because the Reverse European Backhand is a two hander. Guy could get hurt like that.

Posted by: not so at November 17, 2019 12:55 AM (HALdu)

565 Now that's cool.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 17, 2019 12:52 AM (pGfNT)

It is because for about the past 20 years, I have idly wondered if they were there or fell out either from being moved from home to college, college back home, apartment to apartment, or when I pulled what was left of my (much larger library) out of the ashes of an apartment fire (2002 or so.) Never got around to checking and it is one of those books you just want to have around but never check often.

Thanks Horde!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:56 AM (ycWCI)

566 But dollar coins have never caught on in the US at least in the modern era. Everytime they try it, it fails.
Posted by: Quint



That's because they were a big as dinner plates, (Eisenhower), or just a hair bigger than a quarter. (Sacagawea)

Posted by: rickb223 at November 17, 2019 12:56 AM (pGfNT)

567 I have a $2 bill I got a s a child.

One corner is torn off.

I think there is a reason why people always tore off one of more corners of a $2 bill, but don't remember why.

Posted by: Miklos, Adjunct Professor of Americana at November 17, 2019 12:56 AM (QzkSJ)

568 Incredible turnout in Orleans Parish made the difference.
In
the primary, 99,186 votes were cast in Orleans Parish with 86% going to
Edwards. In the general election, 127,853 were cast with 89% going to
Edwards. So, Edwards got a greater percentage of an even bigger voter pool.

Posted by: Hendricks Jim at November 17, 2019 12:58 AM (rrn66)

569 Edwards is definitely the Governor of Orleans parish.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 01:00 AM (2DOZq)

570 Thanks Horde!
Posted by: Aetius451AD

It is amazing (and saddening) what public libraries give away or sell (50 cent donation).

Tome Wolfe's "A Man in Full" kept me occupied for a long transatlanic flight. 50 cents.

If I now donate the book back, because I think they should have a copy...

Posted by: Miklos, slow reader at November 17, 2019 01:01 AM (QzkSJ)

571 After I leave office, I'm hoping to be on the $3 bill.

Posted by: Pete ButtJizz at November 17, 2019 01:01 AM (oQp6r)

572 One of the largest scrap metal dealers in Houston (D&D Scrap Metals), pays in cash, in $2 bills.

Contrast that with Houston's Down Low Mayor, who is all too familiar with the value of a "Three Dollar Bill."

Now, I'm not saying he's Gay, but there's no doubt that he knows what Sheila Jackson Lee's dick tastes like.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 17, 2019 01:02 AM (QzJWU)

573 Al Sharpton's charity paid him a million dollars. There just has to be a Hell.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 01:02 AM (2DOZq)

574 The $2 may have been odd, but I love the artwork.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 12:39 AM (ycWCI)
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last I heard, Monticello gives change in $2 bills when they can.

Posted by: Quint


Obama $3 bills are accepted at gay bathhouses worldwide. And the 'artwork' on that $3 bill is brought to you by an artiste at The Folsom Street Fair.

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:03 AM (Y8PSl)

575

I have a few $2 bills in my wallet, and once in a while like to mess with young cashiers.

I have had more than one of them tell me it is fake and they won't accept it.

I have them call their manager. One time, the manager agreed. I had a talk with him, pulling out other denominations to compare. He finally accepted it.

I only do that if the cashier is being a jerk and I have time on my hands.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 01:03 AM (sy5kK)

576 Al Sharpton's charity paid him a million dollars.
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Pfft. Chump change.

Posted by: The Clintons at November 17, 2019 01:04 AM (CDGwz)

577 > Al Sharpton's charity paid him a million dollars. There just has to be a Hell.

Did that bastard ever pay his back taxes?
You or I would be in jail for that shit.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 01:05 AM (oQp6r)

578 But dollar coins have never caught on in the US at least in the modern era. Everytime they try it, it fails.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 12:44 AM (n13/j)


Cash registers' protest/cancel culture veto.

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:06 AM (Y8PSl)

579 Posted by: Jim at November 17, 2019 01:02 AM (QzJWU)

Hoping his downlowness suppresses his base from voting. The GOP alternative is just as sleezy though that is a job requirement as an injury plaintiff attorney. He did win the right to keep his Sherman tank in his yard though. That counts for something.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 17, 2019 01:06 AM (2DOZq)

580
Did that bastard ever pay his back taxes?
You or I would be in jail for that shit.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
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He never paid the libel judgement in the Twana Brawley case, I know that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 01:07 AM (CDGwz)

581 Looking at these. No watermark that I can see. One of em is a bit roughed up while the others are pretty crisp and have that old school new cash smell (just a bit.)

Fells odd considering the last time I touched these I was 16.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 01:08 AM (ycWCI)

582 Looking at these. No watermark that I can see. One of em is a bit roughed up while the others are pretty crisp and have that old school new cash smell (just a bit.)

Fells odd considering the last time I touched these I was 16.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 01:08 AM (ycWCI)

You can't get a good $2 hooker for two dollars anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2019 01:09 AM (/sgva)

583 He never paid the libel judgement in the Twana Brawley case, I know that.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Duke Power would pay it.

Pfft.

Posted by: Miklos, a respector of Krzyzewski at November 17, 2019 01:10 AM (QzkSJ)

584
Duke Power would pay it.

Pfft.
Posted by: Miklos
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Anything to help the Dems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 01:11 AM (xSo9G)

585 Pennies were steel (43) Nickles were silver, if I remember correctly

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 17, 2019 12:45 AM (LOq4H)


1943 pennies were mostly zinc as copper was needed for the war effort. The few steel pennies made are worth a bit of money.

My brother was born in '43 and kept a glass piggy bank full of the zinc pennies. Years later, the pennies had coalesced into one big blob of zinc.

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:12 AM (Y8PSl)

586 Someone mentioned silver certificates above. My Pappaw carried a silver certificate in WWII. On his way home, he was going to throw it at the feet of the Statue of Liberty. They came back a different way from Europe though, so he kept it. Put it in a portrait of his enlistment photo. Stayed there for 60 years, untouched.

My parents have the portrait now (my uncle got the P-38 and SS knife- which has the tip broken off because my grandfather used it to pry something loose on the car, he kept it in the garage tool box for 40 years, kind of showed what that one was worth to him.)

The certificate is not in great shape from what I can tell. My guess is it was well used before it even went into my Pappaw's wallet, let alone when it went into the picture frame 70 years ago.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 17, 2019 01:15 AM (ycWCI)

587 Duke Power would pay it.

Pfft.
Posted by: Miklos
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Anything to help the Dems.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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Although, I note that one of the co-conspirators in the DNC/Duke Power loan fraud deal, James Rogers, is now dead. I'll say no more.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2019 01:17 AM (xSo9G)

588 good evening, Horde! I've been lurking tonight, and reading/watching vids.

I have a few coins Mom had in her jewelry drawer: your comments about the silver in the nickels sparked my interest. I'll look through them tomorrow.

Here's a video by a pretty and wise blonde about Soros in Canada and the Ukraine. talk about things that make you go hmmm.

https://youtu.be/VHud_qBZrhM

Posted by: booknlass at November 17, 2019 01:21 AM (xIKXj)

589 The HBO movie Flashpoint, with Kris Kristofferson has a minor plot point dealing with silver certificates. Kris has to go to a coin and currency dealer to figure out if the stash of money he found was legal tender. He didn't know what Silver Certificates were and if they were still legal tender.
BTW, I thought it was a fun movie. It was the Lone Wolf Mcquade era and genre so it wasn't exactly great. It would be problematic today just because they were Border Patrol. But everything that came before is problematic in this silly age. The funny thing is most of the problematic movies were made by libs, staring libs, trying to make a liberal point.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 01:24 AM (n13/j)

590 The HBO movie Flashpoint, with Kris Kristofferson

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 01:24 AM (n13/j)


The end scene: "Who WERE you?"

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:31 AM (Y8PSl)

591 Any silver coins found in change today were from burglers who stole coin collections from their neighbors homes and spent it.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 17, 2019 12:30 AM


More likely heirs taking coffee cans of coins to Coin Star.

Posted by: Chuck C at November 17, 2019 01:35 AM (r6GXX)

592 Counterpoint - The failure of N. or S. American cultures to develop the wheel, or smelt metals.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:27 PM (xSo9G)


Even moreso, the Chinese with a millennia of smelting bronze, casting Iron, and developing and using gunpowder, as well as willing tutelage by the Jesuits in Macao on how to cast cannon, were still using cannon at the beginning of the Boxer rebellion that Sir Francis Drake would have considered a bit old fashioned.

Most traditional societies reject and resist technological change because it will act to overturn the society and all its prerogatives to its elites. Such a change will also destroy the traditional worldview and generally -- at least from the starting point of adapting change -- will not show any advantage to be created to offset the chaos it causes.

Europe found technological change and the willingness to upend the various cultures in pursuit of those technologies from a process of dislocation from various plagues, discrediting of the traditional cultural leaders, hybridization of technologies (like shipbuilding) from prolonged contact and trade, and finally from the increasing military demands for better weapons to continue wars for dominance, which in part were made possible by wealth from the new world.
Further, instead of being slotted away, each new technological innovation was used and improved upon, with each iteration speeding up the next step.

China, Africa, and the Turks were not willing to accept these changes in full, and did not build on them as was done in Europe.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 01:42 AM (1glZx)

593 The HBO movie Flashpoint, with Kris Kristofferson



Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 01:24 AM (n13/j)



The end scene: "Who WERE you?"

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:31 AM (Y8PSl)

heavy handed there.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 01:45 AM (n13/j)

594 There was no such luck with the camelids in the New World.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 11:33 PM (XVuno)


And missing any type of camelid capable of being a traction or riding animal, the Incas suffered their alpacalyps.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 01:47 AM (1glZx)

595 China, Africa, and the Turks were not willing to accept these changes in full, and did not build on them as was done in Europe.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 01:42 AM (1glZx)


The 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' cultures versus the 'why not?' cultures. Our 'why not?' culture is still the only one to send men to the moon and safely back to earth. Why not?, indeed or in deed.

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:51 AM (Y8PSl)

596 heavy handed there.

Posted by: Quint at November 17, 2019 01:45 AM (n13/j)


Frustration with the Deep State, circa 1984.

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:53 AM (Y8PSl)

597 > Why?

Posted by: A Millennial
To forge manacles for the slaves, silly.
The United States totally still had slaves, until the Democrats freed them in the 1960's.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 01:53 AM (oQp6r)

598 And missing any type of camelid capable of being a traction or riding animal, the Incas suffered their alpacalyps.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 01:47 AM (1glZx)


Ruminant for thought, that one.

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:56 AM (Y8PSl)

599 Before my great uncle passed away, he told my Grandpa and me to rip apart a corner cabinet he owned. He said there are all kinds of coins in there in secret compartments that you will never find unless you destroy the cabinet. When he was young (very late 1800's) there was a tinker that came around to the farm on a horse drawn wagon every so often and Uncle would give him paper money for the tinker to go to the Philly Mint and buy $20 gold pieces to be given back to my Uncle on one of the return trips.

When he died, we did as he asked. We must have pulled out 40-50 gold pieces from the early 1900's and loads of other things.

He was a hell of a guy.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 17, 2019 01:58 AM (Y4EXg)

600 unrest in Iran?

supposedly, this is the central bank being burned down in Tehran...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195725985590722561

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 17, 2019 01:59 AM (NqeSm)

601 The United States totally still had slaves, until the Democrats freed them in the 1960's.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 01:53 AM (oQp6r)

Freed them?

Posted by: "500 Years of Slavery" at November 17, 2019 01:59 AM (tVQUs)

602 Ruminant for thought, that one.
Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 01:56 AM (Y8PSl)

Since the camelids could not pull the wagons, they used women. There were many llamentations.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2019 02:00 AM (/sgva)

603 To forge manacles for the slaves, silly.
The United States totally still had slaves, until the Democrats freed them in the 1960's.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 17, 2019 01:53 AM (oQp6r)


Lincoln was a great Democrat, born into a Kentucky white trash trailer park slum in 1909 (and the reason why he was on a penny starting in 1909!). ~ Woke Commie Core History

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 02:00 AM (Y8PSl)

604 Well, I am going to let the dog in. She has got the Moon about barked out, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2019 02:03 AM (/sgva)

605 Since the camelids could not pull the wagons, they used women. There were many llamentations.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2019 02:00 AM (/sgva)


So the women humped the loads?

(Now there's a 20 mph fastball over the plate if there ever was one. Tee [off] time!)

Posted by: RickZ at November 17, 2019 02:05 AM (Y8PSl)

606 apparently $2 bills were/are considered unlucky, and tearing off the corner protects you... or some such:

https://www.coincommunity.com/ forum/topic.asp

?TOPIC_ID=231678
https://www.coincommunity.com/ forum/topic.asp

?TOPIC_ID=184515
https://boards.straightdope.com/ sdmb/archive/

index.php/t-601387.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 17, 2019 02:07 AM (NqeSm)

607 pixy's being a bitch about text lines again tonight.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 17, 2019 02:08 AM (NqeSm)

608 Booknlass, for more interesting things that make you go hmmmm, her is a Tom Woods interveiw with Whitney Webb from Mint Press News talking about Epstein's antecedents. Or at least what he had been seen doing in the past.



https://preview.tinyurl.com/wr7578x

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 02:11 AM (1glZx)

609 Well, I am going to call it a night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2019 02:13 AM (/sgva)

610 Further, instead of being slotted away, each new technological innovation was used and improved upon, with each iteration speeding up the next step.

You mean used to profit or kill guy over the next river.

Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2019 02:15 AM (mYGbK)

611 Queen Elizabeth eats bananas with knife and fork so as to not look like a monkey.

Posted by: Baldy at November 17, 2019 02:16 AM (+EDVk)

612 thanks Kindltot! I've bookmarked it for tomorrow.

I'd better to bed now. I'm happy that I'm having 'brunch' with one of my daughters in the late morning. answered horde prayers!

Posted by: booknlass at November 17, 2019 02:18 AM (xIKXj)

613 High surf warning, rain thunder lightning all day, just another day in Paradise. MAGA

Posted by: Summer of Love at November 17, 2019 02:18 AM (FJrl0)

614 That burger looks wonderful.

Posted by: Summer of Love at November 17, 2019 02:19 AM (FJrl0)

615 I'd like to leave you with Carpe Donktum's tweet replying to Her royal lameness (former crooked SOS's) tweet about our POTUS mentioning the ukraine ambassador:

"It's not like President Trump left Ambassador Yovanovitch to die in Benghazi and then blamed it on a YouTube video."

Posted by: booknlass at November 17, 2019 02:24 AM (xIKXj)

616 You mean used to profit or kill guy over the next river.
Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2019 02:15 AM (mYGbK)


No, not really. Generally that what the original tech was developed for, and in the rest of the world, that is what it would continue to be used for.

however, the same tech to cast iron cannon, also can be used to cast pots, and pulleys, and gears, and wagon trucks and rails and then finally be used, along with the tech developed to make draft furnaces in the beginning, to power trip hammers, spinning and weaving machines, pumps, and eventually steam engines. Each step creates more invention and technology, and greater use of power and greater productivity which creates greater opportunities to figure what else you can do.

Traditional societies understand that most things fail, and that time wasted in a marginally subsistance society is effort lost. Better to keep to what you know, the cobbler sticking to his last sort of situation. A more modern society understands there are huge profit waiting for anyone willing to reach for it. But it is not obvious until the idea becomes embedded into a society, and there is enough proof that success will payoff, if it works.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 02:25 AM (1glZx)

617 this pedant is going to bed.

Nighters!

Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2019 02:33 AM (1glZx)

618 When I bar tended back in the 80's, I used to get quite a few $2.00 silver certificates and I would always buy them from the register. One night I picked up a $5.00 depression era bill. It was drawn on the Bank of Hebron Ohio, had a red seal, and a lot of the lettering was brown. I would still have it if my sister hadn't spent all of my silver certificates and that five dollar bill while I was out over the road because she was broke. She also cashed in about three hundred dollars worth of change, two custom made pool cues, a 410 shotgun, a nickel plated Ruger .38 revolver, a Ruger 10/22 rifle, a nice cassette deck, and some of my clothes. Told me they were all stolen. I went to call the cops on the guns, and she admitted that she sold them all. I confiscated her car and made her sign over the title. There was no getting any of it back. After 30 years, I'm still kind of pissed at her for ripping me off.

Posted by: Old Blue at November 17, 2019 02:34 AM (VNmG1)

619 I can't stop reading. something strange happened today in the Ukraine, implicating Yovonovitch, and all the treasonous rats

Laura Loomer's reporting it
(goes to her website)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rb6rlbf

Posted by: booknlass at November 17, 2019 02:37 AM (xIKXj)

620 479 That's not retarded, that reeks of fraud.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at November 17, 2019 02:47 AM (f6H6A)

621 Old Blue, your sister messed up badly! Did you at least get a good car out of all that?

Posted by: booknlass at November 17, 2019 02:48 AM (xIKXj)

622 i'm falling asleep here. I'll check for an answer in the morning.

goodnight!

Posted by: booknlass at November 17, 2019 02:56 AM (xIKXj)

623 I just realized that that the "Bay of Pigs" invasion was just a proof of concept for the Fyre Festival

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at November 17, 2019 02:56 AM (QzkSJ)

624 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 17, 2019 03:27 AM (arJlL)

625 ping!

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 17, 2019 03:29 AM (NqeSm)

626 pong ?

Posted by: JT at November 17, 2019 03:35 AM (arJlL)

627 The CIA:
Iran (continues)
USSR
U2 etc. (I suppose an oops is allowed)
Mao, China
ISLAM - RADICAL
The whole mess in Africa
Bay of Pigs
VIETNAM
Central and South America
Afghanistan
North Africa, esp.
911
Libya
Syria
Russia
Ukraine
China
Pakistan
The democrat party
Conspiracy against Trump
Our Best Men and Women!
Our tax dollars pay these people absurd salaries and retirement benes and they are fools; corrupt, evil, wrong and incompetent.

Posted by: stonecutter at November 17, 2019 03:47 AM (Bfr22)

628 You mean used to profit or kill guy over the next river.
Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2019 02:15 AM (mYGbK)

No, not really. Generally that what the original tech was developed for, and in the rest of the world, that is what it would continue to be used for.


Im a scots irish bitter clinger, I like the original use

Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2019 03:50 AM (TT5JW)

629 I am ok with government employees (incompetent and fools). The evil is what I cannot buy into.

Posted by: stonecutter at November 17, 2019 03:52 AM (Bfr22)

630 Incredible turnout in Orleans Parish made the difference.
In
the primary, 99,186 votes were cast in Orleans Parish with 86% going to
Edwards. In the general election, 127,853 were cast with 89% going to
Edwards. So, Edwards got a greater percentage of an even bigger voter pool.
Posted by: Hendricks Jim


So we know where a new road and a civic center are going

Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2019 03:53 AM (TT5JW)

631 Couple times over night was thinking it's Monday

Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2019 04:18 AM (ZCEU2)

632 Hiya Skip !

Posted by: JT at November 17, 2019 04:19 AM (arJlL)

633 Yesterday was like a whole weekend in itself

Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2019 04:24 AM (ZCEU2)

634 I thought it should be a fishing thread last night, was out before it showed up. Would have been disappointed if it was a movie thread.
What's your excuse for being up JT?

Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2019 04:26 AM (ZCEU2)

635 I had a loooonnggg day yesterday that included Driving.

Not really a fan of driving anymore, as opposed to when I was a young'n.

I went to bed early, and I got up early.

Posted by: JT at November 17, 2019 04:29 AM (arJlL)

636 I use to love to drive, 6 - 10 hours wasn't nothing, now I hate a hour to drive to work.

Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2019 04:37 AM (ZCEU2)

637 I had a waking nightmare this morning about being behind the wheel in a car and being too short to see out of the windshield. That woke me up!

Posted by: m at November 17, 2019 04:40 AM (55d/e)

638 m - So you were my grandmother? She was about 5 foot 2

Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2019 04:46 AM (ZCEU2)

639 Skip, "I am your grandmother."

Posted by: m at November 17, 2019 04:50 AM (55d/e)

640 Morning,
Skip, did you get your electrical/water leak problem fixed?

Posted by: Bruce at November 17, 2019 04:52 AM (vd8XM)

641 I use to love to drive, 6 - 10 hours wasn't nothing, now I hate a hour to drive to work.
Posted by: Skip

I used to drive to the Adirondacks whenever a holiday weekend or vaca.

Now ?

Naahhhh.

Posted by: JT at November 17, 2019 04:55 AM (arJlL)

642 Skip, "I am your grandmother."

A family re-union !

Posted by: JT at November 17, 2019 04:55 AM (arJlL)

643 Quite often on the first day of a vacation, I'll drive for 8 to 9 hours, it doesn't seem to bother me.
After that, I usually try to plan for no more than 6 hours.

Posted by: Bruce at November 17, 2019 05:02 AM (vd8XM)

644 Wife dried the box out while I was away, she said there was water in it.

Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2019 05:03 AM (ZCEU2)

The Occasional Fishing, Hunting, Rugged Outdoors Thread, Prometheus Edition [Bandersnatch]

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No, not that Prometheus, that’s the obsession of another deranged and deluded occasional Saturday evening host who is deranged and delusional. I’m talking about fire. We’re going to sit around this campfire and talk about campfires. And fishing and hunting and camping and such.
Welcome Piscators and Piscatrixes, Nimrods and Nimrettes, and pyromaniacs of all genders to the current installment of the occasional fishing and hunting and other wholesome outdoorsness thread.

This started a few weeks ago when I was having beers with a guy at a place that had comfy benches and a fire pit out back. The proprietor was just throwing lumber in the pit and dousing it with lighter fluid – which is morally and aesthetically wrong – but it was a fire on a Fall afternoon and fires are conducive to talking. So we talked about fires and their proper construction and maintenance. “How many pieces of newspaper do you use for tinder?”. “Well, assuming we’re using matches you are one-match-only, right?”. “One match? One point of ignition”. So I had met a fellow fanatic and we agreed that something as important as fire was worth arguing about and maybe even a post.

Staring into a fire is an ancient human experience. I can’t help but think that the feelings and conversations evoked by a campfire are the same as they’ve always been. A young fire dances and licks. The mature fire roars in the night. The end of the night fire settles in to coals and glowing and quiet rumination. You stare at a fire and you think. If there are other people around the fire you might talk. The conversation will be different from that at a clean well-lighted place.

Beowulf, I’m certain, was recited around camp fires.

Now, it’s possible for a passion to become self-destructive, especially in the hands of a gifted self-destructor. I was on my way to a camping trip with a girlfriend. This was an extraordinarily attractive woman with a deep hold on my psyche, and she’s also a Girl Scout den mother and camping afficionado. She got to the campsite first and texted me pictures of a gin and tonic, an exposed breast, and the fire she had built, all waiting for me. This is a near perfect set of expectations. And when I got there I was so fussy and controlling about poking the fire that she nearly broke up with me right then. I’m an idiot.

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I would like a ruling on this. Is this cheating? Fire is made in three stages: tinder, kindling, and fuel. You can’t light fuel (the log) directly, each stage has a low ignition point and burns up to a higher temperature. There are chemical log products which can be lit with a match, but these are haram. It is known. This fatwood claims to be all natural, it is just pine kindling with a ridiculous amount of sap in it so that it will match light. I think I’ll start keeping some in the truck and in a backpack for emergencies, but it still seems somehow wrong.

I’m heating my lair entirely with wood this season and I’m enjoying the ritual of coming home and making the fire first, before I log on and see what you yobbos are up to.

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The other kind of fire at camp is the controlled cooking fire. I used to use propane cylinders and a Coleman stove, but I was introduced to the white gas Whisperlite stoves by the Mad Croatian. I learned much from him, like always put the overhead tarp up first and the importance of the J-stroke, but the Whisperlite might be the best. There was a thread here years ago where some people were saying that there were better options. I don’t remember what they were supposed to be and I hope everyone who said so has been banned.

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This is still a fishing thread. That is a brown trout (salmo trutta) and a rainbow trout (oncorhynchus mykiss).

I have asked for camp fire pictures and the only related entry was a camping picture from the estimable Nurse Ratched. That means she’s better than you.

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It’s my boys, my Goddaughter, her parents and another friend. We’ve camped together since the adults were in high school. We first took the kids backpacking when they were babes and had to be carried. Deception Pass is one of our favorite car camping spots. On that particular trip, it was springtime and we saw three or four whales swimming by. It was amazing.

This comes from a lurker named JJ (not our JJ with the Godfather quotes).

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Long time lurker, just wanted to share a picture of my son(age 14) with his first deer. Looking forward to this season. I have never commented on the site but try to check at least couple times a day. Loved the pic of the young lady with her deer and wanted to share my son's progression.

Now, this has to be the most shameful non-submission in fish thread history. It’s from fluffy.

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One of our infamous members (Soothsayer) announced that he had never seen a porcupine in the flesh. I would like the offer some photos and narrative to share with the Horde on the fishing/outdoors thread.

If you are interested, I can write up the occasion when I was nearly trampled by a stampede of love crazed male porkies.

That is not a picture of a love crazed porcupine trampling fluffy. It’s a picture I took of a porcupine because it was so interesting to see one that was not splatterated on a roadside. I’m using it here because despite a couple of messages back and forth, fluffy did not write up this encounter. Shame on you, fluffy!

And with that we move on to the raison d’etre of this here HQ, the comments section. Brickbats, praise, and fish brag pics are welcome at aoshqfish at sign gmail thing.

Posted by: CBD at 09:00 PM




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1 I see Bigfoot loping across the tree line in the top pic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:01 PM (XVuno)

2 Porcupines are just a bunch of pricks.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:02 PM (T6t7i)

3 Porcupines in the flesh is actually a Pr0nhub category.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (XVuno)

4 Best fishing movies?

Mine is Captains Courageous .


Interesting though that fishing movies are few and far between. Probably no more than a dozen.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (2DOZq)

5 Well! There we are!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (438dO)

6 Beer and fire.

Mmm mmm good.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 09:04 PM (Wi57B)

7 Post one time today, get willowed. yeesh.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 09:04 PM (r+sAi)

8 That deer who got whacked by the lurker's son looks like he's not amused.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:05 PM (XVuno)

9 Carpe Carp!

Posted by: pig what speaks latin at November 16, 2019 09:05 PM (Tnijr)

10 No, not that Prometheus, that's the obsession of another deranged and deluded occasional Saturday evening host who is deranged and delusional

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....

Hey...wait a second...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at November 16, 2019 09:06 PM (zZbCU)

11 Nice

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:07 PM (cqNba)

12 Question for the Horde: which style of tent works best for urban camping like they have in the east side of downtown L.A.?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:07 PM (XVuno)

13 I don't fish, I don't hunt and I certainly don't camp.

My idea of roughing it is domestic champagne in the concierge suite.

I do drink, but I'm in a mood right now where I should not.

I'll just sit here and smoke a virtual cigar while the rest of you talk.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 09:08 PM (Ki5SV)

14 FIRE BAD!

Posted by: frankenstein at November 16, 2019 09:08 PM (H5knJ)

15 12
Question for the Horde: which style of tent works best for urban camping like they have in the east side of downtown L.A.?


A penitent.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:08 PM (T6t7i)

16 Fisssshes.. yesss my preciousssss!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 09:08 PM (438dO)

17 Man, nothing like fresh trout on camp fire skillet. Yuuuummm.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 09:09 PM (r+sAi)

18 I haven't been fish camping in three decades. Used to go to Toledo Bend ( NE Texas NW LA) quite often. I do miss roughing it in the woods.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:09 PM (2DOZq)

19 4 Best fishing movies?

Mine is Captains Courageous .


Interesting though that fishing movies are few and far between. Probably no more than a dozen.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (2DOZq)

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Grumpy Old Men / Grumpier Old Men

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 16, 2019 09:09 PM (CAJOC)

20 FIRE BAD!
Posted by: frankenstein at November 16, 2019 09:08 PM (H5knJ)

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Where are you going? I was going to make espresso!

Posted by: The Blind Hermit at November 16, 2019 09:09 PM (XVuno)

21 16
Fisssshes.. yesss my preciousssss!


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry


You're being pescy.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:09 PM (T6t7i)

22 I can start a fire with not much more than found kindling and material. A little dry kindling is necessary to get started though. I did learn some things in Boy Scouts, and no, no homo.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:10 PM (Tnijr)

23 Willowed

In a couple of hours the entire media will be blaming Trump for the re-election of a Dem governor.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Unfortunately this...

This was always going to be a tough one for Trump to stick his nose into -


Fighters don't win them all. Trump is showing the rest of the country, and the whiny Repubs what must be done, even if you don't win.

GOPe would never have tried, and then spent overtime with multiple excuses.

That is the difference I have seen in the last 3 years.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:01 PM (sy5kK)


I agree. Trump is setting new standards of walking into the lion's den instead of gutlessly raising the white flag and yammering some stupidity about it not being a smart expenditure of resources. And those stupid turds wonder why their "minority outreach" is just another act in Failure Theater.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 09:10 PM (y7DUB)

24 He said log.

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at November 16, 2019 09:10 PM (Okmx3)

25 Dude - this ain't Boy Scouts. Throw some gas on some wood and light it. The art of fire making once learned, is sufficient.

Posted by: Chouinard at November 16, 2019 09:10 PM (ua1m6)

26 "which style of tent works best for urban camping like they have in the east side of downtown L.A.?"

Cardboard

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:10 PM (Tnijr)

27 He got that deer with one of those EBR's with the thing that goes up and the mag that holds 100 clips of 5.56/.308/20mm white phosphorous shells. Damn thing still look raw. Need to throw it back on the fire a bit.

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 09:11 PM (UUkQp)

28

Whisperlite is an excellent stove, usually previously replaced in our rucks globally with the XGK global multifuel.

Now that there is a Whisperlite International multifuel, karmic unity may have been achieved.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 09:11 PM (nWzqh)

29 22 I can start a fire with not much more than found kindling and material.

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You should be proud. You're as smart as a Neanderthal.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:12 PM (XVuno)

30 'You should be proud. You're as smart as a Neanderthal'

Aw shucks thanks.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:13 PM (Tnijr)

31 A match? Seriously? If you don't make your fire with a bow drill, (and the drill must rely on gut from a panther you killed yourself), well, you aren't a man.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:13 PM (T6t7i)

32 I've never started a fire by friction. I think I need to be in a situation where I had no choice because it takes patience.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:13 PM (2DOZq)

33 We camped a lot when the kids were little.. it's all we could afford.
2.5 hour drive north of Chicago is a great Wisconsin campground - Koehler-Andre State Park..
The campsites are under old pines and the ground is strewn with pine needles that are like a soft mattress to sleep on. Many fun times there. Acoustic guitar drew many other campers to our campfire with tales from around the country and around the world! And some really good jams!

And near Sheboygan! Ya hey! love da brats!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 09:13 PM (438dO)

34
Interesting though that fishing movies are few and far between. Probably no more than a dozen.
Posted by: Easy Andy


Man's Favorite Sport?

imdb.com/title/tt0058324

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (aKsyK)

35 Speaking of Scouts
Our Church is moving away from the Scouts and to the knights of Saint George A Catholic version of the Boy Scouts

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (dKiJG)

36 I love animals and mostly leave them alone on my property

except for Porcupines .
nail their asses every time I get a chance, before they can quill my dogs

They used to climb up in my crab apples and chew off limbs

I would wait on my Honda formeman with a GNT and a pitchfork. eventually they would climb down

then boom

sometimes I get the win 94 carbine out but I prefer the pitchfork

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (rpxSz)

37 I have a thing in my truck at all times that lets me shave magnesium off it and make sparks with the spark thingie. I have made fire without a match to impress someone.

There was a blizzard in '78 in Boston that stranded people on the highway for many days. I have no memory of that. I was not in Boston at the time. But the fact of it has made me paranoid about being trapped without fire so I have the ability to make fire and boil water everywhere I go.

Some day this will come in useful.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (gd9RK)

38 30 'You should be proud. You're as smart as a Neanderthal'

Aw shucks thanks.
Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:13 PM (Tnijr)

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MIght I recommend Geico insurance?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (CAJOC)

39 32 I've never started a fire by friction. I think I need to be in a situation where I had no choice because it takes patience.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:13 PM (2DOZq)

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You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark.

Posted by: B. Springsteen at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (XVuno)

40 Love the MSR whisperlite stove! So much easier and lighter on backpack trips! Also Deception Pass is a beautiful area, likely some morons up there.

Posted by: Hall Dall MD at November 16, 2019 09:15 PM (KDTOE)

41 You can't start a fire without a spark.

A spork, however, is next to useless for starting fires.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:15 PM (T6t7i)

42 23.

Is it that bleak?

I thought it looked good for republicans ?

Posted by: McCallister at November 16, 2019 09:16 PM (OnRDz)

43 Fire making is made in one step.. Pile shit in the fire pit, throw lighter fluid on it, and throw a match in.. This ain't Naked And Afraid!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 09:16 PM (438dO)

44 I've got one of those flint and steel things but let me tell you it ain't easy to start a fire with one of those. If it was wet and cold out and you didn't have some dryer lint or something I reckon you'd freeze to death.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:16 PM (Tnijr)

45 Grumpy old Men is damn funny, Jack Lemons Dad in the movie has the best lines

Taking the Skin boat to Tuna town

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (dKiJG)

46 Baylor is rolling.

Oh, and damn, they have some cute co-eds.

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (Okmx3)

47 32 I've never started a fire by friction.

I'm sorry to hear that

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (rpxSz)

48 43 Fire making is made in one step.. Pile shit in the fire pit, throw lighter fluid on it, and throw a match in.. This ain't Naked And Afraid!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 09:16 PM (438dO)

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Ogg say, how fluid start fire?

Posted by: Ogg at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (XVuno)

49

Best fishing movie is any of 'em with depth charges.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (nWzqh)

50
Oh, and damn, they have some cute co-eds.

And some of them can read.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (T6t7i)

51 I remember hiking in Estes Park, Co., and coming upon a porcupine in the middle of the trail. He wasn't scared of us; clearly he knew that he didn't need to be. He stood his ground, just turned his back to us and made some snarly noises. We wanted some porcupine quills so one of us took a stick and reached out to towards him - now that was a surprise! Never realized that tail would be so muscular (once you learn about it, it's obvious) and with his tail that porky slapped the stick right out of his hand. After that none of us fooled with him any more, if he wanted to own that spot on the trail, well then he damn well owned it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

52 I use the neighbors newspapers for my primary fuel.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 09:18 PM (Wi57B)

53 I don't smoke but I do carry lighters in my Jeep and have a few dozen in my prep cache.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:18 PM (2DOZq)

54 After that none of us fooled with him any more, if he wanted to own that spot on the trail, well then he damn well owned it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

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And you guys have the nerve to call yourselves simians.

Posted by: A Porcupine at November 16, 2019 09:19 PM (XVuno)

55 My husband and I have been on 2 4-5 day backpacking trips. Everything is carried on our backs so everything must be ultralight. He's a good fire starter and managed a fire every night the last trip, even when it was damp, with nothing but a small bic lighter. We use MSR pocket rocket camp stoves and the fuel that goes with.
The one thing I hate about tent camping is the condensation that builds up inside when it's cold outside.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 09:19 PM (UUBmN)

56
I love animals and mostly leave them alone on my property



except for Porcupines .

nail their asses every time I get a chance, before they can quill my dogs






Posted by: REDACTED
We had a family of skunks take residence under our front porch (concrete).
One night, I turned on the back flood lights and there they were.. frozen looking at the light.. up in a tree. The whole family!
I quickly went and barricaded the hole under the front porch and they found someplace new after that!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 09:19 PM (438dO)

57 If you don't like fatwood (too effin pricey for me), try pieces of the paraffin - coated corrugated cardboard used for some shipping boxes for vegetables ... or is that even more haram ?

I keep a few pieces in the various cars, I would use it if needed, particularly under adverse conditions.

A few times in my life I have actually attained one-match satori, it's a great feeling, but I am foremost an engineer about it, not a purist ... if I want a fire I am gonna get one, whatever it takes.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:19 PM (JwHjN)

58 There was a blizzard in '78 in Boston that stranded people on the highway for many days. I have no memory of that. I was not in Boston at the time. But the fact of it has made me paranoid about being trapped without fire so I have the ability to make fire and boil water everywhere I go.

Some day this will come in useful.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (gd9RK)

My sister in law her mom was trapped on the highway and she ended up staying at some strangers house for three days because she got trapped on the highway.

It's also why I have a generator and I really wish I could get a wood-burning fireplace

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (dKiJG)

59 You should be proud. You're as smart as a Neanderthal.


Oh geez. I forgot to put this in the post. I love caveman movies. They're all bad. I love the bad ones. There has only ever been one good caveman movie.

Quest for Fire. 1982. Jean-Jaques Arnaud. Naked Rae Dawn Chong.

It's about a tribe that loses its fire and has to go out looking for it, then meets naked Rae Dawn Chong who knows how to make it. Genius. Cinematic genius.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (gd9RK)

60 4 Best fishing movies?

Mine is Captains Courageous .

Interesting though that fishing movies are few and far between. Probably no more than a dozen.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (2DOZq)


Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (DTX3h)

61 I recommend a visit to Big Bone Lick. No really, it's a state park in Kentucy!

Posted by: NC Ref at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (Dxxm/)

62 2 animals in the wild that will not run from you, because they know you're the one who should be running - porcupines and skunks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (V2Yro)

63 45 Grumpy old Men is damn funny, Jack Lemons Dad in the movie has the best lines

Taking the Skin boat to Tuna town
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 09:17 PM (dKiJG)

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Burgess Meredith. He ad-libbed those lines. Does the same in Grumpier Old Men. Blooper reel shows a whole slew of 'em.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (CAJOC)

64 Would Deliverance be considered a fishing movie? Kind of like Die Hard is a Christmas movie I guess.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (2DOZq)

65 A spork, however, is next to useless for starting fires.
Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:15 PM (T6t7i)

--One of my fav Demotivators:

https://despair.com/products/multitasking?_pos=1&_sid=af8a94e8f&_ss=r&variant=2457304387

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:21 PM (Okmx3)

66 Bandersnatch @ 37- Mrs. E and I love firestarters like the one you mentioned. We have them in every go-bag and vehicle along with survival blankets. She demands this since she was stranded between Raton and Texline in a blizzard when she was a youngster just out of kollege.

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 09:21 PM (UUkQp)

67 A spork, however, is next to useless for starting fires.
Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:15 PM (T6t7i)

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I once made a fire starter with a spork. It's pretty easy. You just need some tape and a match.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 16, 2019 09:22 PM (CAJOC)

68 You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark.
Posted by: B. Springsteen

Dude, if a fire's burning, you can't dance in the dark.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 09:22 PM (+y/Ru)

69 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 09:19 PM (438dO)

None too fond of skunks either You're luck you got them out

luckily , we don't seem to have then in abundance

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 09:22 PM (rpxSz)

70 That is so weird I was just thinking about Grumpy Old Men and the old guy's lines today.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 09:22 PM (r+sAi)

71 There was a blizzard in '78 in Boston that stranded people on the highway for many days. I have no memory of that. I was not in Boston at the time. But the fact of it has made me paranoid about being trapped without fire so I have the ability to make fire and boil water everywhere I go.

Some day this will come in useful.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (gd9RK)




JetBoil. Goes everywhere.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:23 PM (HALdu)

72 Chuck is taking One Eye to the Optomotrist

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 09:23 PM (Wi57B)

73 Can't start a fire without a spark, right?

Posted by: friends of Bruce at November 16, 2019 09:24 PM (sy5kK)

74 Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (gd9RK)

Caveman with Barbara Bach .

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:24 PM (2DOZq)

75 Fat lighter is not cheating. Neither is a candle or a blowtorch, if you have one available.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:24 PM (Tnijr)

76 I've always considered it an unconventional romance.

Posted by: ned beatty at November 16, 2019 09:24 PM (H5knJ)

77 CAMPFIRE S'MORES DIP ... Line the bottom of an aluminum pie pan with Reese's peanut butter cups (the mini version, wide sides down). Add a layer of mini marshmallows. Gently heat the pan over embers (not flames) until warmed through and gooey. Scoop out with baked graham cracker sticks (Honey Maid Dippers or Scooby Doo sticks). Enjoy!

Posted by: Kathy at November 16, 2019 09:25 PM (q7uEm)

78 When I was in the Boy Scouts we spent lots of time making fires, fire pits, and fire starters.

Cotton balls with vaseline, egg containers covered in paraffin, were good home made options.

The magnesium fire starters such as BlastMatch and Fire Steel are nice, but you had better understand that they are not going to light the logs on fire.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:25 PM (HALdu)

79 But the fact of it has made me paranoid about being trapped without fire so I have the ability to make fire and boil water everywhere I go.

*****************

This is why I prefer cold over heat. Imagine being stuck in Boston during a massive heatwave back when there was no air conditioning.

My ass would be hightailing it to Canada during the dark of night had I lived back then.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Everywhere at November 16, 2019 09:26 PM (+dsLj)

80 76 I've always considered it an unconventional romance.

About man's love for his fellow man... Shakespeare was a genius!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 09:26 PM (nWzqh)

81
Burgess Meredith. He ad-libbed those lines. Does the same in Grumpier Old Men. Blooper reel shows a whole slew of 'em.
Posted by: No One of Consequence


Sounds like Doctor Smith and his robot insults.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 09:26 PM (aKsyK)

82 When starting a good sized bonfire, stupid non morons invariably insist on dousing the pile with to much gasoline, then screw around for way to long while the gas fumes spread out, throw in a match, and the resulting explosion reeks havoc.
Smart morons know to use a mixture of 3/4 diesel fuel and 1/4 gasoline, which will gently ignite the bonfire, even if the woodpile is covered with 10" of snow.
Moron tested and approved.

Posted by: Fritzy at November 16, 2019 09:26 PM (VY+MJ)

83 Burgess Meredith. He ad-libbed those lines. Does the same in Grumpier Old Men. Blooper reel shows a whole slew of 'em.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (CAJOC)

Best part of the movie.


My Brother took me ice fishing on Lake Erie. It was damn scary being a mile or half a mile from shore. Bringing you out hearing the ice cracking.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 09:26 PM (dKiJG)

84 The magnesium fire starters such as BlastMatch and Fire Steel are nice, but you had better understand that they are not going to light the logs on fire.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:25 PM (HALdu)

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Maybe you're not getting your logs from the right place.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:27 PM (XVuno)

85 Ya know what this place needs?

A movie thread about movies about fishing.

Grumpy Old Men has fishing.

Quickly!

Someone inform TheJamesMadison that this needs doing!

Posted by: Robert at November 16, 2019 09:27 PM (v+3QR)

86 I say fatwood is fair play in starting a fire - people before electricity had the ability to make fatwood for that purpose, by soaking kindling in spare animal grease. If you're in a really wet area where the wood is damp, you really need something like that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:27 PM (V2Yro)

87 When starting a good sized bonfire, stupid non morons invariably insist on dousing the pile with to much gasoline, then screw around for way to long while the gas fumes spread out, throw in a match, and the resulting explosion reeks havoc.
Smart morons know to use a mixture of 3/4 diesel fuel and 1/4 gasoline, which will gently ignite the bonfire, even if the woodpile is covered with 10" of snow.
Moron tested and approved.
Posted by: Fritzy at November 16, 2019 09:26 PM (VY+MJ)



Then there is the guy that has to squirt the fluid directly into the fire.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:27 PM (HALdu)

88 Had a mama porcupine w/babies where we briefly lived 30+ years ago. They were in the willows and aspens along the creek, our 1 and 2 year olds got to pet the still soft babies.

Posted by: Hall Dall MD at November 16, 2019 09:28 PM (KDTOE)

89 Maybe you're not getting your logs from the right place.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:27 PM (XVuno)




Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:28 PM (HALdu)

90 Oh geez. I forgot to put this in the post. I love caveman movies. They're all bad. I love the bad ones. There has only ever been one good caveman movie.

Quest for Fire. 1982. Jean-Jaques Arnaud. Naked Rae Dawn Chong.

It's about a tribe that loses its fire and has to go out looking for it, then meets naked Rae Dawn Chong who knows how to make it. Genius. Cinematic genius.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (gd9RK)

--Trailer Park Boys: The Best of Sam the Caveman

https://youtu.be/Ho67yleXd-Q

(I was disappointed that TPB The Animated Series lacked caveman cracks about Sam.)

"Well I hope Plan B involves you brushing your cave teeth with a log!"



P.S. Wow, Texas totally shat themselves against Iowa State.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:28 PM (Okmx3)

91 74 Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (gd9RK)

Caveman with Barbara Bach .
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:24 PM (2DOZq)

Ringo Starr, right???

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:28 PM (V2Yro)

92 I always wonder why everyone does not carry a lighter in their pocket everywhere they go.


Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:29 PM (HALdu)

93 The quick lighting charcoal briquettes best invention since sliced bread.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:30 PM (2DOZq)

94 I take it as a point of pride to never use lighter fluid. Fatwood, yes, lighter fluid, no. Gasoline is Right Out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:30 PM (V2Yro)

95 Jaws is the best fishing movie.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at November 16, 2019 09:30 PM (XFk3U)

96 I'll admit it. Today I was supposed to go deer hunting as I haven't used my tag for the season yet.

However I checked the weather forecast for Rangely (where I hunt) and it said that it was 5'F this morning when I'd be getting going.

Nope. I'm good here in my nice toasty house. Call me a pussy - I don't care. That'd f'in cold.

Posted by: Defenestratus at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (9V81o)

97

I taught survival in Central America for quite a few years, and have started fires by pretty much every technique known. I take that back, I never used a quick start cartridge out of a KC-135 engine. But most other ways.

Have a metric shit-ton on Bic lighters and tender de jur squirreled away EVERYWHERE...

And as many other techniques in your go-to bank as possible.

Posted by: Astrolite A at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (nWzqh)

98 You have marvelous taste in mugs, Bander.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (sTBcq)

99 The fire has been burning since the wheel has been turning.

Posted by: the digger that couldnt keep Christy B at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (vqIkG)

100 Hey you owe me, you fuckin' greasy cavman!

Posted by: Philadelphia Collins at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (Okmx3)

101 You know, I would like it if someone would make an easy way to boil water using your car outlets. Not for boiling water while driving but in the event that you were stuck somewhere and wanted some hot water.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (HALdu)

102 Quest for Fire. 1982. Jean-Jaques Arnaud. Naked Rae Dawn Chong.

I remember going to see that, but I don't know why.

Probably because I was in the "I'll see any movie, no matter how bad" phase at the time.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 09:32 PM (Ki5SV)

103 Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:28 PM (V2Yro)

Yeah. I think that's where they met.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:32 PM (2DOZq)

104 in the late 60's and early 70's I hiked all over the Sierras by my lonesome.

sometimes for 2 or 3 weeks, then I would come in for a few days and then go back out

I would start fires and then find a nice stump to put in. They burn, like forever

Used to get some pretty mean looks from the Sierra club types. I was pretty grungy and probably scared the shit out of them

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 09:32 PM (rpxSz)

105 And now that I skimmed the thread I see that fishing movies and Grumpy Old Men has already been suggested.

This is why I love the Horde. We're all cut from the same nerdy cloth.

Posted by: Robert at November 16, 2019 09:32 PM (v+3QR)

106 logprof, if you are still here - I just saw your comment in the previous thread that you were in the hospital for seven weeks. I'm so sorry to hear that, and so glad that you are back with us. I hope you are healing and getting better every day. I'll keep you in my prayers. I have a whole Moron section.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:32 PM (sTBcq)

107 Ya know what this place needs?

A movie thread about movies about fishing.

Grumpy Old Men has fishing.

Quickly!

Someone inform TheJamesMadison that this needs doing!
Posted by: Robert at November 16, 2019 09:27 PM (v+3QR)


I recall that Lover Come Back has fishing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 09:32 PM (Ki5SV)

108 We're under the 100 post rule so I'll joint the thread and say, nice shot by long time Lurker's son!

Gut shots, which is what this looks to be from the picture, can be runners - meaning blood trailing to the kill. Not sure if that was the case here, but if so - double nice job as that can be tough!

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 09:33 PM (32YRo)

109 Every Campfire Story ends with:

"And there it was.....A HOOK"

Posted by: Miklos, who spent an early adolescent summer at Girl Scout Camp (but I'm fine) at November 16, 2019 09:33 PM (QzkSJ)

110 "37 I have a thing in my truck at all times that lets me shave magnesium off it and make sparks with the spark thingie. I have made fire without a match to impress someone.

There was a blizzard in '78 in Boston that stranded people on the highway for many days. I have no memory of that. I was not in Boston at the time. But the fact of it has made me paranoid about being trapped without fire so I have the ability to make fire and boil water everywhere I go.

Some day this will come in useful.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (gd9RK) "




I hear ya.
Happened a few times on the Interstates in Northern Indiana a few times, too - one time I just barely got through ahead of the blockage.
Ever since then I keep an array of winter survival stuff in the cars; just loaded them up a week or so ago.
Blanket, candles, cans of corned beef hash and similar food, an improvised cook set made from tin cans and coathanger wire to melt snow, axe, sand, shovel, and a half pint of cheap whiskey hidden somewhere. And like you, matches, lighters, and one of those magnesium things.
Up here it's more the idea of getting stuck on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere for a day or two before the plow gets there, but same thing really.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (JwHjN)

111 No idea if it's true, but a passage in a Tim Powers novel says "in the earliest versions of the story, it was not fire that Prometheus stole from the Gods, but beer."

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (dOV9E)

112 Every Campfire Story ends with:

"And there it was.....A HOOK"
Posted by: Miklos, who spent an early adolescent summer at Girl Scout Camp (but I'm fine) at November 16, 2019 09:33 PM (QzkSJ)




Which is why the girl scouts have given up going camping for hawking cookies in walmart parking lots.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (HALdu)

113 Went backpacking with my boys a few years ago in the Olympic National Park. The rangers were encouraging folks to catch as many of the non native rainbow trout that had been stocked several years ago and were taking over. We Only had a couple of rusty hooks and some line in the bottom of a pack, but the boys caught mayflies and tied the line onto sticks and we caught, cooked and ate a lot of those tasty fishies. Roasted them over the fire, whole on a stick and squeezed lemon juice and some salt on them.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (PkVlr)

114 Every Campfire Story ends with:

"And there it was.....A HOOK"

Posted by: Miklos,

Or "where's my golden arm?...here it IS!"

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (32YRo)

115 Marilyn Monroe goes fishing:

https://tinyurl.com/u3e5k68

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 09:35 PM (Ki5SV)

116 93 The quick lighting charcoal briquettes best invention since sliced bread.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:30 PM (2DOZq)


Never got those to not impart a slight fuel taste to the food. Maybe they're better now, though, that was many years ago.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 09:35 PM (dOV9E)

117 Gasoline is Right Out.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Petrol, old chap.

Posted by: Earl of Miklos at November 16, 2019 09:35 PM (QzkSJ)

118
There was a blizzard in '78 in Boston that stranded people on the highway for many days. I have no memory of that. I was not in Boston at the time. But the fact of it has made me paranoid about being trapped without fire so I have the ability to make fire and boil water everywhere I go.

Some day this will come in useful.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (gd9RK) "




Then there is the entirely different subject of people that reside in cold climes and do not have cold weather gear in their cars. Fucking retards.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:35 PM (HALdu)

119 I wonder if "A River Runs Through It" has fishing..... eh, probably not.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 09:37 PM (r+sAi)

120 Tom Servo @ 86- Growing up in S.C. we learned that old pine stumps made the best fat lightered kindling. There was always one next to the woodpile. My Grannys cooked on woodstoves and heated the house with a potbellied stove, which you could cook on as well. When the potbellied stove and woodstoves were bought, the old fireplaces were bricked up except for the hole to pass the stovepipe through. Those old houses smelled so good and were so comfortable in the winter. Of course the bedrooms had no heat and we were covered with a half dozen quilts. I still have the quilt that was on my Eromero Granny's bed when she died (at age 26).

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 09:37 PM (UUkQp)

121 31 A match? Seriously? If you don't make your fire with a bow drill, (and the drill must rely on gut from a panther you killed yourself), well, you aren't a man.
Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:13 PM (T6t7i)


Actually had to learn the bow drill thing in Boy Scouts. It takes forever and sucks. Now I use those squares, I think they are paraffin and sawdust. They work great.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 09:38 PM (dOV9E)

122 You know, I would like it if someone would make an easy way to boil water using your car outlets.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (HALdu)


1. Set steel wool under tinder, kindling
2. Attach jumper cables to battery terminals

The rest is left as an exercise to the reader

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 09:38 PM (t+qrx)

123 kkkKrapperdick got ignored in Atlanta.
Had to move to a high school.


Sad, bitch.


Fro yo football somewhere else, cvnt.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 16, 2019 09:38 PM (Iuv2P)

124 ... Quest for Fire. 1982. Jean-Jaques Arnaud. Naked Rae Dawn Chong.

It's about a tribe that loses its fire and has to go out looking for it, then meets naked Rae Dawn Chong who knows how to make it. Genius. Cinematic genius.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:20 PM (gd9RK) "



Loved that movie !

Rae Dawn Chong in that movie is also the inventor of the BJ.

YAY !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:38 PM (JwHjN)

125 Wasn't Jaws a fishing movie?

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2019 09:39 PM (NaiLP)

126 You know, I would like it if someone would make an easy way to boil water using your car outlets.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (HALdu)

1. Set steel wool under tinder, kindling
2. Attach jumper cables to battery terminals

The rest is left as an exercise to the reader
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 09:38 PM (t+qrx)




Thanks

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:39 PM (HALdu)

127 the boys caught mayflies and tied the line onto sticks and we caught, cooked and ate a lot of those tasty fishies. Roasted them over the fire, whole on a stick and squeezed lemon juice and some salt on them.
Posted by: Nurse ratched

Young Lords of the Flies

Posted by: Miklos, who had fish for dinner at November 16, 2019 09:39 PM (QzkSJ)

128 Fishing movie? Moby Dick of course. Aye, not a fish, but it sure acts like one.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:39 PM (Tnijr)

129 Charcloth (easy to make) makes Flint and steel firestarting fast and easy. With charcloth and good tinder you have a flame in under a minute. Works dandy with a magnifying glass too.

Posted by: Oldradartech at November 16, 2019 09:39 PM (94fkO)

130 Live results for the race in Louisiana.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/u5urpej
I's say about a quarter of the total vote has been counted so far.

Posted by: No snuuz is good snuuz at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (vqIkG)

131 And while I realize this is not the movie thread, my wife is watching a documentary on Clive Davis and Arista records. The parts I've been watching have been very interesting. So, if you have any interest in the music industry, it's on Netflix, and worth a watch.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (CAJOC)

132 Anyone know where to get some strike anywhere matches?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (HALdu)

133 You have marvelous taste in mugs, Bander.

Posted by: bluebell




Thank you, darling. I was wondering when someone would notice that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (gd9RK)

134 Disney was insane to hire a soyboi who was quoted as saying that "if half your audience doesn't leave the theater pissed off, you haven't done your job as a director."

-
Broke: The customer is always right.

Woke: Piss off the customer!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 09:41 PM (+y/Ru)

135 Well, I think I will go to bed and hope I feel better tomorrow.

Hope you all have a lovely night.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 09:41 PM (Ki5SV)

136 Tom Servo @ 86- Growing up in S.C. we learned that old pine stumps made the best fat lightered kindling.

Posted by: Eromero

Ohh, where in SC? - I grew up as a boy in Beaufort, SC before moving elsewhere - I has a true Huck Finn existence there!

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 09:41 PM (32YRo)

137 Throw some gas on some wood and light it. The art of fire making once learned, is sufficient.
Posted by: Chouinard
------

Had an interesting experience doing that. It was at Acadia Nat. Park. The normal method was to nurse a few twigs, add kindling, etc.

This time, it was late, dark, and cool. So, gasoline, normally reserved for the stove. Splashed maybe 1/2 pint on, lit a match, dropped it on. Now, what happened next has been the stuff of many campfire recollections since.

My best guess is that evaporation produced cold vapors, which spread down and radially out from the wood stack. At any rate, three or four of us were standing around the campfire site when the match was dropped.

The result was a stunning, uniform, eyeblink-fast ring of ground-level blue flame that expanded beyond where we were standing. It was over before it could even be registered. Much less than a second.

Mighty were the exclamations.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 09:42 PM (xSo9G)

138 "111 No idea if it's true, but a passage in a Tim Powers novel says "in the earliest versions of the story, it was not fire that Prometheus stole from the Gods, but beer."

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (dOV9E) "


"Drawing of The Dark"

Unpacked and shelved that a few weeks ago.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:42 PM (JwHjN)

139 Fuckin porcupines. I had a dog who had a taste for them. He couldn't help himself... had to eat the spiked rats. Eventually, he just learned to lay back and think of the next porcupine while you twisted a couple dozen of those barbed quills out of his bloody face with a pair of pliers.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (5aX2M)

140 Hey everybody.

Not so: Walmart for matches. But they do a great job of hiding them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (L2ZTs)

141 I always carried a mini magnifying glass just in case. Pro Tip: doesn't work to start fires at night.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (r+sAi)

142 Anyone know where to get some strike anywhere matches?
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (HALdu)


Last time I saw real ones was at general stores in Amish country. If you happen to be passing through e.g. Shipshewana IN, that's where I'd start looking. Lots of good quality lighting/heating/cooking solutions for electricity-out scenarios, too.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (t+qrx)

143 138 "Drawing of The Dark"

Unpacked and shelved that a few weeks ago.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:42 PM (JwHjN)


Yup. Love that book.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (dOV9E)

144 I've read a number of stories where someone or a couple turned on a wrong backroad and got stranded in the snow and tried to walk out unsuccessfully.

My immediate thought was that before I'd tried walking out that I'd siphon some gas and light my spare tire on fire for any search party that may be looking for me. How hard is it to light a tire ?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (2DOZq)

145 Growing up in S.C. we learned that old pine stumps made the best fat lightered kindling.


Fatwood. This is known.

I made more money when I rebranded it as Phat Woody, though. Some customers apparently thought it was testosterone supplement. How they got that idea, I'll never know.

Posted by: Miklosian Urban Marketing SA de CV at November 16, 2019 09:44 PM (QzkSJ)

146
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 16, 2019 09:44 PM (KCxzN)

147 Good night Horde - wife calls and says get of the PC and join the world...enjoy your weekend!

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 09:45 PM (32YRo)

148 Easy Andy, there's cases of European visitors driving through Death Valley and trusting their GPS entirely to tell them the shortest routes to distances.

At least one online map system was listing roads that have long been abandoned, and this happened:

https://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living
/travel/article2573180.html

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:45 PM (L2ZTs)

149 Hello AltonJackson and also hello AltonJackson's fine vintage Coleman camp stove.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 09:45 PM (t+qrx)

150 Not so: Walmart for matches. But they do a great job of hiding them.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (L2ZTs)




Thanks!

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:45 PM (HALdu)

151 Pick me for matches!!
walmart horshack

Posted by: Try the garden and paper good areas at November 16, 2019 09:45 PM (vqIkG)

152 144 I've read a number of stories where someone or a couple turned on a wrong backroad and got stranded in the snow and tried to walk out unsuccessfully.

My immediate thought was that before I'd tried walking out that I'd siphon some gas and light my spare tire on fire for any search party that may be looking for me. How hard is it to light a tire ?
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (2DOZq)

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

Can't light a tire without a spark...

Posted by: B. Springsteen's Non-Union Mexican Equivalent at November 16, 2019 09:45 PM (CAJOC)

153 Live results for the race in Louisiana.

je suis d'accord, nous avons besoin d'un 'thread' pour la Louisiane

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 09:45 PM (ykYG2)

154 Believe it or not, a Dorito makes a fantastic fire starter.

Posted by: PacosMojo at November 16, 2019 09:46 PM (pV4s0)

155 Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:38 PM (JwHjN)

I thought she invented the missionary position.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:46 PM (2DOZq)

156 Marilyn Monroe goes fishing:


I had one from that session. I forget if I've used it in a fishy thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 09:46 PM (gd9RK)

157 Pacos, don't forget the ol' Mentos + Coke

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:46 PM (L2ZTs)

158 Not so: Walmart for matches. But they do a great job of hiding them.
Posted by: qdpsteve

They are at the bottom of the shelves with individual implements-big spoons, spatulas, ladles, etc.

Posted by: Miklos, a top BMI Walmart shopper at November 16, 2019 09:47 PM (QzkSJ)

159 n.b. Diamond brand green tip strike-anywhere matches blow both moose and squirrel. They are unmitigated garbage.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 09:47 PM (t+qrx)

160 Last time I saw real ones was at general stores in Amish country. If you happen to be passing through e.g. Shipshewana IN, that's where I'd start looking. Lots of good quality lighting/heating/cooking solutions for electricity-out scenarios, too.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (t+qrx)




Thanks, the real version of the old white tips are nearly impossible to find.

Guess we have devolved to the point that we are no longer able to have the things our parents did.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:47 PM (HALdu)

161 Anyone mention dryer lint?

Good kindling in and out of the house.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 09:47 PM (Z+IKu)

162 Didn't realize that about gasoline, that's a good warning story.

When used to go skating, we'd light a fire in the middle of the pond with wood and diesel fuel. The diesel would feed the fire on the wood. Flames never traveled along the diesel fuel. Kind of neat.

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2019 09:47 PM (NaiLP)

163 Jumping in here late as usual.
Here in the west, campfires are forbidden mostly except in organized, official campgrounds with fire rings or such in place. The wildfire danger can be huge and, wood can be scarce in the high country. My go to stove has always been a Svea 123. No longer made. Solid brass, white gas, indestructable and reliable. The single noisiest stove ever made. You don't notice that until you shut it off. It does need priming which frightens some folk.

As for fire starting material, dryer lint. Light, keep in a ziplock bag and it'll go up like dry newsprint.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (Tt761)

164 144 My immediate thought was that before I'd tried walking out that I'd siphon some gas and light my spare tire on fire for any search party that may be looking for me. How hard is it to light a tire ?
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:43 PM (2DOZq)


Easy peasy

Posted by: Zombie Winnie Mandela at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (dOV9E)

165 je suis d'accord, nous avons besoin d'un 'thread' pour la Louisiane
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Yeah you rite, cher

Posted by: Miklos, bicultural Yat and Cajun at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (QzkSJ)

166 106 logprof, if you are still here - I just saw your comment in the previous thread that you were in the hospital for seven weeks. I'm so sorry to hear that, and so glad that you are back with us. I hope you are healing and getting better every day. I'll keep you in my prayers. I have a whole Moron section.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:32 PM (sTBcq)

--Thanks for the kindnesses.

I need all the prayers I can get.

While I'm a long way from finishing the novel, it does have a title (it's had one for over two years, but I've been sitting on it). It'll be entitled As We Ought, lifted from one translation of the passage from Romans ("We do not know how to pray as we ought").

Your comment brought that to minnd.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (Okmx3)

167
I can attest to nurse rached's pic of Deception Pass being a great place, both the state park, and passing through Deception Pass via a fast boat, a slow boat, or a sailboat.

It is a deep, narrow pass with high volcanic rock on each side. A huge amount of water goes through it every tide change. An old bridge soars nearly 200 feet over the pass, taking the driver from Fidalgo Island (seems like the mainland, but it is an island) to the north side of Whidbey Island, home of Whidbey AFB, and their electronic jamming A-6's. The eddys can be like giant bathtubs swirling down to what seems a watery hell. With a fast boat, you dive and pitch, and bounce from side to side. Smart skippers go around the eddys. Just never, ever get off the plane.


Slow boats and sailboats? Where is the tide chart? Only on a tide change will you get through. And get hopping, the window of calm water is only about a half hour. I have seen sailboats get caught in an eddy and just spin endlessly. It is crazy. Never fool with Mother Nature.

Deception Pass is easy to reach, about 2 hours north by freeway and highway. And landwise, the park is big, the north end of Whidbey, with many campspots. And that view of the Straits and the San Juan Islands is sweet.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (sy5kK)

168 Not so: Walmart for matches. But they do a great job of hiding them.
Posted by: qdpsteve

They are at the bottom of the shelves with individual implements-big spoons, spatulas, ladles, etc.
Posted by: Miklos, a top BMI Walmart shopper at November 16, 2019 09:47 PM (QzkSJ)





Are you guys sure those are the white tips and not the green tips? I have found the green tips but not the whites there.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (HALdu)

169 This is the 21st century, you know. Dryer lint plus spark.
And if you didn't bring any with you, belly button lint also works.
Remove, first.

Posted by: RI Red at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (TKe9u)

170 logprof, didn't know you were in the hospital.
I hope you're getting better too. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (L2ZTs)

171 not so, I always find Diamond 'strike anywhere' matches.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:49 PM (L2ZTs)

172 Boswell @ 136. Born and raised in Lexington County. I have tramped all through that state from Frogmore to Ravenel and Round O. From McClellanville to Liberty, and North Augusta to South Of The Border. From Clemson to Voorhees, and Antreville to Hellhole Swamp. I been everywhere man.

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 09:49 PM (UUkQp)

173 "101 You know, I would like it if someone would make an easy way to boil water using your car outlets. Not for boiling water while driving but in the event that you were stuck somewhere and wanted some hot water.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (HALdu) "



12 volt immersion heater, little coil thing with a cord and cigarette - lighter plug. Amazon has them, or maybe an RV supply store.

Strike-anywhere matches ? Try a hardware store, or some big grocery stores have them too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:49 PM (JwHjN)

174 (Eromero picks up his guitar, puts his amp on 11...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:50 PM (L2ZTs)

175 My co-workers must've thought I was high that day a couple of years ago when I was laughing deliriously at the Sam the Caveman compilation.

"Drive Easy Lover, drive!"

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:50 PM (Okmx3)

176 Oh, come on, you ain't gonna find a laundry mat in the middle of the woods.

Posted by: Moon Moon at November 16, 2019 09:50 PM (r+sAi)

177 My immediate thought was that before I'd tried walking out that I'd siphon some gas and light my spare tire on fire for any search party that may be looking for me. How hard is it to light a tire ?
Posted by: Easy Andy

Some Soviet cars had separate alcohol fueled heaters so that you could turn off the engine, stay warm for a while, and drink the vodka while hoping for someone to find you.

The logic was impeccable.

Posted by: Miklosov Miklosevich at November 16, 2019 09:51 PM (QzkSJ)

178 ot so, I always find Diamond 'strike anywhere' matches.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:49 PM (L2ZTs)



Thanks again

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:51 PM (HALdu)

179 So my phone is crapping out, I have to get a new one. This is my only link to you morons because my laptop suffered an unexpected accident that did not include a boating mishap. What should I get? Should I switch carrier? And I wish those who don't follow on a phone just for a day have to experience what it's like when someone blows the margins.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 09:51 PM (ts3NT)

180 12 volt immersion heater, little coil thing with a cord and cigarette - lighter plug. Amazon has them, or maybe an RV supply store.

Strike-anywhere matches ? Try a hardware store, or some big grocery stores have them too.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:49 PM (JwHjN)



Thanks!

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:52 PM (HALdu)

181 There's a porcupine in my pants.

Posted by: Adam Schitt at November 16, 2019 09:52 PM (EgshT)

182 172
Boswell @ 136. Born and raised in Lexington County. I have tramped all
through that state from Frogmore to Ravenel and Round O. From
McClellanville to Liberty, and North Augusta to South Of The Border.
From Clemson to Voorhees, and Antreville to Hellhole Swamp. I been
everywhere man.


Posted by: Eromero


Ah, but have you been from Tucson to Tucumcari? Tehachapi to Tonapah?

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 09:52 PM (T6t7i)

183
As for fire starting material, dryer lint. Light, keep in a ziplock bag and it'll go up like dry newsprint.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (Tt761)



One year when my son was in Scouts, a project was making firestarters. Melt pariffin wax and pour it onto rolled up dryer lint, about the size of an acorn.

Will start a fire in the rain. It is still up to you to keep it going until there are coals.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:52 PM (sy5kK)

184 Some Soviet cars had separate alcohol fueled heaters so that you could turn off the engine, stay warm for a while, and drink the vodka while hoping for someone to find you.
Posted by: Miklosov Miklosevich at November 16, 2019 09:51 PM (QzkSJ)


British armored vehicles since at least WWII have had an electric tea boiler as standard equipment.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 09:52 PM (t+qrx)

185 Speaking of camps . . .

China created talking points for greeting students whose parents were put into re-education camps 

-
Well, isn't that nice?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 09:52 PM (+y/Ru)

186 Tinfoilbaby, I've had good luck with my Moto phone. They tend to have a lot of features and they're not considered as 'sexy' so they seem to be offered for not too much a month ($15/mo or so).

I kept my Moto phone well after two years and only recently switched to Straight Talk. Saving over $30 a month so far.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2019 09:53 PM (L2ZTs)

187
Regarding firestarting tools, flint/steel, ferrite rods, fire pistons, magnifying lenses and all other sorts of odd implements are good to have on hand. It's a good idea to practice with them as well.

But in an actual survival situation, they are Plan B, behind a handful of Bic lighters stashed all over your gear. Because in a survival situation, you need fire NOW, not in 40 minutes after fucking around with making a fire bow when it's zero degrees and your socks are wet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2019 09:53 PM (eXA4G)

188 I thought she invented the missionary position.
Posted by: Easy Andy
---------

I did that.

Posted by: Rae Dawn Chong at November 16, 2019 09:53 PM (CDGwz)

189 179 So my phone is crapping out, I have to get a new one. This is my only link to you morons because my laptop suffered an unexpected accident that did not include a boating mishap. What should I get? Should I switch carrier?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 09:51 PM (ts3NT)


There are maps online for carrier coverage in various locations, so you can choose one that has good coverage in your area. Also, if you are switching, look for serious discounts/promotions. Carriers will spend to get people to switch to paying them every month instead of someone else.

Hardware, can't help, I am a sucker for Apple design so I buy what they give me, though I hold onto it much longer than they would like.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2019 09:54 PM (dOV9E)

190 And I wish those who don't follow on a phone just for a day have to experience what it's like when someone blows the margins.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 09:51 PM (ts3NT)

When I blow the margins it's always a wonderful experience.

Posted by: Naked Rae Dawn Chong at November 16, 2019 09:54 PM (v+3QR)

191 Sitting in front of a dying fire here. Just enjoying the smell.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 16, 2019 09:54 PM (1Ltc6)

192
I always find Diamond 'strike anywhere' matches.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Thanks again
Posted by: not so


But he didn't tell you where.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 09:55 PM (aKsyK)

193 My favorite is the dumb eco-friendly matches with the green tips that barely work and say "sourced from responsible forests" on the box.

What's an irresponsible forest? Is that where the naughty trees go when they've been expelled from the regular forest? Like it's the back of the parking lot for the regular forest?

I bet they go out there and get drunk, and fall over on another. And smoke, and start fires. And pollinate without protection, spreading mistletoe and beetles around.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 09:55 PM (5aX2M)

194 Baylor coughs up the ball to the Sooners

Weird game

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:55 PM (Okmx3)

195 I saw Motorola has a new flip phone smart phone coming out, I would probably like that. I dare not look at the price.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 09:56 PM (ts3NT)

196 Posted by: Eromero

So.

There are now two (2) commenters here who can testify that there is a place (not much of a place) actually named Round O.

Lexington County? Was Nikki your representative in the SC state legislature?

Posted by: Joe "You Lie!" Wilson-Miklos at November 16, 2019 09:56 PM (QzkSJ)

197 Sitting in front of my gas fireplace, RBMS. This is the 21st century.
Until it isnt.

Posted by: RI Red at November 16, 2019 09:56 PM (TKe9u)

198

One time had a flight crew guy very proud of showing up with his homemade lint/wax firestarters.

Wouldn't stay lit for nothing.

He used the lint from a very large load of Nomex flight suits...

Posted by: Astrolite A at November 16, 2019 09:56 PM (W9WyN)

199 Did Charlie's Angels really need a second reboot?

Wait, would this even be a reboot since the girls changed anyway?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 09:56 PM (ycWCI)

200 So my phone is crapping out, I have to get a new one. This is my only link to you morons because my laptop suffered an unexpected accident that did not include a boating mishap. What should I get? Should I switch carrier? And I wish those who don't follow on a phone just for a day have to experience what it's like when someone blows the margins.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 09:51 PM (ts3NT)




My wife forced me to get a new phone. I was going to get a Galaxy 7 but in the process of forcing me to get a new phone she also tricked me into getting a Galaxy Note 10+.

It is kind of big but I am getting use to that. It does lots of cool things, most of which I will never use. However, it is crazy fast and has twice as much ram as the computer I use for this.

I got it from ATT. They were going to charge me the something around 900 or 1000 but I got it for something around 600 or 700 for the good customer something or other.

Would not have replaced the old phone except the sime card would come out every so often and it was old enough that software updates were not being extended to that model .

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:56 PM (HALdu)

201 154 Believe it or not, a Dorito makes a fantastic fire starter.
Posted by: PacosMojo at November 16, 2019 09:46 PM (pV4s0)

--Mandatory:

https://youtu.be/wmin5WkOuPw

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:57 PM (Okmx3)

202 And I do like my Whisperlite. Great little pack stove.

Question for the Horde:

How many have made fire with a bow drill?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 16, 2019 09:57 PM (1Ltc6)

203 LCD,
Back when I was married, my ex and I took our 25 ft Catalina sailboat through Deception Pass with our babies on board. We went with the 7.5 knot current and were totally out of control. No sails up, of course. We went under the bridge sideways with the powerboats giving us a LOT of leeway.

Had a big snort of rum after we got through safely.

Whoot!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 09:57 PM (PkVlr)

204
As for fire starting material, dryer lint. Light, keep in a ziplock bag and it'll go up like dry newsprint.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (Tt761)



One year when my son was in Scouts, a project was making firestarters. Melt pariffin wax and pour it onto rolled up dryer lint, about the size of an acorn.

Will start a fire in the rain. It is still up to you to keep it going until there are coals.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:52 PM (sy5kK)



If you take a few drinking straws cut into 1 or 2 inch lengths and seal one end by grabbing it with needlenose pliers and running a match over the plastic, then stuff it with lint/paraffin and seal the other end, you have a very easy way to carry doubly waterproof tinder. Just cut off the ends and push out with a stick or match.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2019 09:57 PM (eXA4G)

205 Regarding firestarting tools, flint/steel, ferrite rods, fire pistons, magnifying lenses and all other sorts of odd implements are good to have on hand. It's a good idea to practice with them as well.

But in an actual survival situation, they are Plan B, behind a handful of Bic lighters stashed all over your gear. Because in a survival situation, you need fire NOW, not in 40 minutes after fucking around with making a fire bow when it's zero degrees and your socks are wet.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2019 09:53 PM (eXA4G)



That and keep one on your person in case of emergency.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:59 PM (HALdu)

206 "
My best guess is that evaporation produced cold vapors, which spread down and radially out from the wood stack. At any rate, three or four of us were standing around the campfire site when the match was dropped.

The result was a stunning, uniform, eyeblink-fast ring of ground-level blue flame that expanded beyond where we were standing. It was over before it could even be registered. Much less than a second.

Mighty were the exclamations.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 09:42 PM (xSo9G) "



I did that once, cleaning duct-tape residue off cables with toluene or xylene ... paused, took a swig of my coffee, lit a cig and dropped the match on the floor ... and just as you described, a blue expanding ring for a second or two.
Always use safety cans for your shop solvents.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 09:59 PM (JwHjN)

207 Shredded newspapers and paraffin in egg cartons always worked for me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (5aX2M)

208 Some Soviet cars had separate alcohol fueled heaters so that you could turn off the engine, stay warm for a while, and drink the vodka while hoping for someone to find you.

The logic was impeccable.
Posted by: Miklosov Miklosevich
-------
I believe that the Corvair had an optional gasoline-fired heater.

Posted by: Rae Dawn Chong at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (CDGwz)

209 Terrible ball security by Sooners

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (Okmx3)

210 Ooops /Chong

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (CDGwz)

211 Hi Nurse!
I've been over Deception Pass many times but no way would I take a boat through there. I'm way to chicken besides, don't swim. Not that it would matter much there.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (Tt761)

212
I saw Motorola has a new flip phone smart phone coming out, I would probably like that. I dare not look at the price.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


It's $1500

No joke

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (aKsyK)

213
--Mandatory:



Posted by: logprof

Wow, that was really awful.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (T6t7i)

214 British armored vehicles since at least WWII have had an electric tea boiler as standard equipment.
Posted by: hogmartin

Oh no.

Not looking up "tea boiler"in the British Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Miklos, unfooled at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (QzkSJ)

215 199
Did Charlie's Angels really need a second reboot?

Wait, would this even be a reboot since the girls changed anyway?

It's a rebooty.

Posted by: Hall Dall MD at November 16, 2019 10:01 PM (KDTOE)

216 It's $1500

No joke
Posted by: Bertram Cabot

Also Lenovo

No joke

Posted by: Miklos, not a consumer of Chinese PLA products at November 16, 2019 10:02 PM (QzkSJ)

217 Joe Wilson @ 196, John C. West was Governor when I graduated from H.S. in 67 and left for the Navy and other parts. Last time I voted in S.C. was 76.

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 10:03 PM (UUkQp)

218 How many have made fire with a bow drill?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 16, 2019 09:57 PM (1Ltc6)

In Scouts *cough* a few years ago.

Probably the quickest and easiest method aside from matches or a lighter.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 10:03 PM (ycWCI)

219
I still have the old MSR Whisperlite Int'l that I used to carry back in the Army days *koff koff* years ago. Back then, MSR didn't make a small fuel bottle for the stove, so it was just a bit too big to carry in a military butt pack. But somehow I found a 1/3 size knockoff fuel bottle at an outfitters in Anchorage. Perfect.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2019 10:03 PM (eXA4G)

220 Love the shots of Hate Chikin at the Baylor game.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 10:04 PM (Okmx3)

221 Stumbled on a "camp stove" site once and was impressed with the little alcohol pop can stoves anyone can make. Definite MacGyver stuff. But be careful with the potentetial explosiveness with those cheap creations.

Posted by: Rex B at November 16, 2019 10:04 PM (bzIRf)

222 Oh no.

Not looking up "tea boiler"in the British Urban Dictionary.
Posted by: Miklos, unfooled at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (QzkSJ)


The official nomenclature is "boiling vessel, electric" or somesuch.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 10:04 PM (t+qrx)

223 "My go to stove has always been a Svea 123. No longer made. Solid brass, white gas, indestructable and reliable. The single noisiest stove ever made. You don't notice that until you shut it off. It does need priming which frightens some folk.

As for fire starting material, dryer lint. Light, keep in a ziplock bag and it'll go up like dry newsprint.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 09:48 PM (Tt761) "



I had a little Optimus like that, lasted me a good 25 years, outstanding stove, hot as hell.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 10:04 PM (JwHjN)

224 And ont is noowed.

Posted by: Rex B at November 16, 2019 10:05 PM (bzIRf)

225 Diesel fuel = "Indian Kindling" (as proudly confirmed to me by a Cree Indian)

And old VW engine blocks make fine kindling. Once you get one of them lit, you can set a lake on fire with it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 10:05 PM (/sgva)

226 I have mentioned before that I have one of these. Liquid fueled warmth. People may be put off a bit by the fumes.

https://tinyurl.com/wlgrew8

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (CDGwz)

227
Obligatory Calvin and Hobbes

https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1987/08/02

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (eXA4G)

228 Hi sock
I still have mine but haven't backpacked for years.
I need to fabricate a new holding arm, holds the pot on top, because one of the originals got lost.
The things is bullet proof.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (Tt761)

229 Question for the Horde: which style of tent works best for urban camping like they have in the east side of downtown L.A.?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:07 PM (XVuno)

The stolen kind?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (/sgva)

230 Wow, that was really awful.
Posted by: pep at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (T6t7i)

--My friend and I mocked that song incessantly when it came out.

(Of course) Chevrolet disabled comments on its Youtube Volt ads; I so wanted to link to "Firestarter" in the comments.

And wow, Oklahoma coughs up the ball in the Baylor end zone.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 10:06 PM (Okmx3)

231 Stumbled on a "camp stove" site once and was impressed with the little alcohol pop can stoves anyone can make. Definite MacGyver stuff. But be careful with the potentetial explosiveness with those cheap creations.
Posted by: Rex B at November 16, 2019 10:04 PM (bzIRf)


The cool thing about those is that they use denatured alcohol, which is cheap, available anywhere, and not very dangerous to store or use. The downside is it takes a relatively long time to boil a cup of water. They're a homemade featherweight version of the Swedish Trangia brass stove.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 10:07 PM (t+qrx)

232 How come a family of four can get unlimited service and free phones for a hundred a month, but my single ass can't get the equivalent?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 16, 2019 10:07 PM (ts3NT)

233 Interesting though that fishing movies are few and far between. Probably no more than a dozen.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (2DOZq)

Would you consider Grumpy Old Men to be a "fishing movie"?

Posted by: GWB at November 16, 2019 10:07 PM (7wfSc)

234 Nood

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 16, 2019 10:08 PM (/UQ/R)

235 "198

One time had a flight crew guy very proud of showing up with his homemade lint/wax firestarters.

Wouldn't stay lit for nothing.

He used the lint from a very large load of Nomex flight suits...

Posted by: Astrolite A at November 16, 2019 09:56 PM (W9WyN) "


LOL !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 10:08 PM (JwHjN)

236 Still have my optimus, but had to start it farther away from the tent than the whisperlite, and it was heavier, so it has guarded the homefront for many years.

Posted by: Hall Dall MD at November 16, 2019 10:08 PM (KDTOE)

237 Some years ago I purchased one of those olive, "mil-spec", waterproof, match containers with a striker on the bottom.

The stored matches phosphorus tipped kitchen matches. Came across the container ten years later.
The match heads were mush.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (9v1sv)

238 i went to the local candle making hobby shop, and bought wax flakes in a gallon zip loc bag...

put some on a half sheet of news paper, roll it upso the wax is in the middle, then put 4-6 of them towards the top of the tinder pile...

like miniature candles to help get everything started.

we no can has ONT?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (NqeSm)

239 They're a homemade featherweight version of the Swedish Trangia brass stove.
Posted by: hogmartin

And you have the "Greta Thunberg" top of the line model.

Snob.

Posted by: Miklos, using hand harvested cotton bolls like Grandaddy at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (QzkSJ)

240 Winston,
Deception pass is the shortcut to the San Juans if you're a sailboat. Otherwise, the trip on the eastside of Whibey Island can be really gnarly and puts you too close to the shipping lanes for my comfort. The Straits can be really dicey.

I miss my little boat.

I may buy a sailboat to live on when I have to move from my present situation. Talk about getting rid of a lifetime of stuff.....

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (PkVlr)

241
Would you consider Grumpy Old Men to be a "fishing movie"?
Posted by: GWB
---

Jaws

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 10:10 PM (CDGwz)

242 Boswell @ 136. Born and raised in Lexington County. I have tramped all
through that state from Frogmore to Ravenel and Round O. From
McClellanville to Liberty, and North Augusta to South Of The Border.
From Clemson to Voorhees, and Antreville to Hellhole Swamp. I been
everywhere man

You have my friend! I lived for awhile in Mt Pleasant - but that's city living from where you've wandered. I like that you've gone from the lowlands to up into the mountains (people don't know how beautiful it is up by Clemson, they think of S.C as beaches and islands).

S.C is a beautiful state - and Columbia and USC are gorgeous - I couldn't convince my daughter to go there - she wanted a Northeast liberal arts school - she missed out!

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 10:11 PM (32YRo)

243 Apparently the "Charlie" in this new Angels is a woman.

Morgoth, as ever, cannot create; he can only corrupt.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 10:12 PM (ykYG2)

244 I have a Jet Boil Flash that I use for boiling water camping or in an emergency. It boils water, 2 cups, in just under 2 mins.

Mostly used when the better half is cold and needs something now.

Have been meaning to get the MSR Whisperlite Universal that burns nearly anything but never get around to it.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 10:12 PM (HALdu)

245
I saw Motorola has a new flip phone smart phone coming out, I would probably like that. I dare not look at the price.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

$1500

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2019 10:12 PM (438dO)

246 West side of whidbey

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 10:12 PM (PkVlr)

247 Or this one :


https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1995/09/26

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 10:14 PM (JwHjN)

248 I say fatwood is fair play in starting a fire - people before electricity had the ability to make fatwood for that purpose, by soaking kindling in spare animal grease. If you're in a really wet area where the wood is damp, you really need something like that.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 09:27 PM (V2Yro)

If you are camping in an area that has white birch trees, the kind you can peel the bark off easily, those birch bark peelings take light easily, and burn like crazy, since the bark is full of resin. Even wet, it will burn.

And dead lower limbs of conifer trees makes good kindling. Usually quite dry, even in a rain storm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 10:15 PM (/sgva)

249 If you are camping in an area that has white birch trees, the kind you can peel the bark off easily, those birch bark peelings take light easily, and burn like crazy, since the bark is full of resin. Even wet, it will burn.


Yes, birch bark is the best if you can find it.

Unfortunately birch only grows in pure northern climes and our sorry southern brethren know nothing of the birch.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 10:17 PM (gd9RK)

250 Birch bark is great, and probably the nicest smelling tinder ever !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (JwHjN)

251 You know, I would like it if someone would make an easy way to boil water using your car outlets. Not for boiling water while driving but in the event that you were stuck somewhere and wanted some hot water.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 09:31 PM (HALdu)

They make 12 volt car coffeemakers, but they are slow. The lighter outlet typically has a 20 amp fuse, so you only have 240 watts of power available.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (/sgva)

252 Would you consider Grumpy Old Men to be a "fishing movie"?
Posted by: GWB

Sure. One of a dozen. On Golden Pond would also be a fishing movie.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 10:18 PM (2DOZq)

253 203 LCD,
Back when I was married, my ex and I took our 25 ft Catalina sailboat through Deception Pass with our babies on board. We went with the 7.5 knot current and were totally out of control. No sails up, of course. We went under the bridge sideways with the powerboats giving us a LOT of leeway.

Had a big snort of rum after we got through safely.

Whoot!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 09:57 PM (PkVlr)


A 25 Catalina? That is like the Volkswagen Bug of Puget Sound sailing. Simple, solid, relatively cheap, basic, well-designed hull that can take nearly any water a human being should be caught in. There are a whole lot of them. A great way to learn how to sail.

I knew a guy who long ago had one and got moorage on Lake Union, under the Aurora bridge, and lived in it for a year. He got more 'tang than any time of his life, with the line "want to go back to my sailboat and have another drink?" It was 10 minutes or less from most any bar in downtown Seattle, or the Ballard or Fremont neighborhoods, where a lot of bars are congregated.

Yeah, it was a 25 Catalina, but by the time they arrived in the wee hours of the morning, somehow it didn't matter much.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 10:23 PM (sy5kK)

254 Bander,
Thank you so much for the fun thread. I'm no hunter, but I love the outdoors!

Looking forward to your next thread!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 10:25 PM (PkVlr)

255 211 Hi Nurse!
I've been over Deception Pass many times but no way would I take a boat through there. I'm way to chicken besides, don't swim. Not that it would matter much there.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (Tt761)


With a fast powerboat at least 27' or so, it is a lot of fun.

Still, the skipper has to pay attention every second.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 10:26 PM (sy5kK)

256 I believe that the Corvair had an optional gasoline-fired heater.
Posted by: Rae Dawn Chong at November 16, 2019 10:00 PM (CDGwz)

As did air-cooled VW's. Some had Hupp Perfection gas heaters, made in USA. Most had a Bosch contrivance that worked well when new, but which used a catalytic glow plug that became poisoned by the lead in gasoline, and would no longer light the fuel, despite glowing bravely. Now that unleaded fuel is the norm, they will probably work fine again. I have one in the parts bin.

And Southwind fuel-burning heaters used to be a common accessory for cars from the '30's to the '50's.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/u68jfeq

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 10:37 PM (/sgva)

257 Late to the thread, dammit.

When I first moved to Virginia a friend and his wife took me up to Skyline Drive to see the Valley and other views. (He was later Best Man at my wedding.) It was a brilliant sunny day but there was a 'brisk' cutting wind that seemed to be coming off the polar ice cap. They broke out a little camp stove, it may have been a Svea of some type, and heated water for tea. That cup of Russian Caravan tea was the best cuppa I ever had. Warmed the hands and the inner man. We talked of the history of the area while the stove roared and enjoyed the quiet and tea when the stove was shut down. It was a lovely time that is still sharp in my memory after almost 40 years.

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2019 10:48 PM (bmdz3)

258 And while I realize this is not the movie thread, my wife is watching a documentary on Clive Davis and Arista records. The parts I've been watching have been very interesting. So, if you have any interest in the music industry, it's on Netflix, and worth a watch.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (CAJOC)


During the days of the robber baron fossils running the labels, Clive was pretty fucking brilliant. The Columbia dumbasses let him go and he promptly turned Arista into a major force.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 11:07 PM (y7DUB)

259 Greetings:

A one inch or so ball of C-4 will get a campfire going really good really quickly.

Posted by: 11B40 at November 16, 2019 11:19 PM (evgyj)

260 216
It's $1500



No joke

Posted by: Bertram Cabot



Also Lenovo



No joke

Posted by: Miklos, not a consumer of Chinese PLA products at November 16, 2019 10:02 PM (QzkSJ)

So... Chinese and loaded with spyware to the coming oriental horde?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 16, 2019 11:32 PM (nAiE/)

261 216

It's $1500





No joke


Posted by: Bertram Cabot





Also Lenovo





No joke



Posted by: Miklos, not a consumer of Chinese PLA products at November 16, 2019 10:02 PM (QzkSJ)

So... Chinese and loaded with spyware to the coming oriental horde?


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 16, 2019 11:32 PM (nAiE/)

So... Chinese and loaded with spyware to help the invasion of the coming oriental horde?

Complete sentences, red, complete sentences.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 16, 2019 11:34 PM (nAiE/)

262 Napped in the sage this afternoon. Woke up and saw some elk a couple ridges over. Chased them till dark but never caught up.

Posted by: Igotnothing at November 17, 2019 12:09 AM (JojTR)

263 Fire is obviously an important outdoor skill, but what is probably an even harder thing to master is getting by without it.

Some people just can't make get their brains into a shape that contains both "being outdoors" and "not setting things on fire and/or smoking the crap out of themselves". Makes certain types of traveling and activities really difficult, especially if you're trying to keep a low profile during or after.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 17, 2019 01:48 AM (67XdO)

264 CBD, my father-in-law, rest his soul, would've loved every word of this. And the gently charred trout!

Posted by: m at November 17, 2019 03:40 AM (55d/e)

265 Thanks CBD for the picture request reminder - just sent you a Gmail!

Posted by: MoJoTee at November 17, 2019 04:36 AM (O7t6I)

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 11-16-2019

WIM Melissa Castrillon 01.jpg
WIM Melissa Castrillon Gomez (COL)


We will have a fishing thread later. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (1070)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Use a deflection sacrifice on h8


20191116 - Problem 1.jpg
6k1/4q1b1/p2p3R/3PpB2/2p5/6RK/8/8 w - - 0 1




Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (106

Goal: Black can force mate in 5
Hint: Smash though the pawns


20191116 - Problem 2.jpg
8/ppp3pk/4Q3/6q1/5rr1/1BP3P1/PP3P2/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1066)

Black is in bad shape. Yes, he's got the R+R v. R+B advantage, but White's connected advanced pawns are crushing. How does Black avoid losing?

(h/t to the lurking chess moron who sent this one to me last month)


20191116 - Problem 3.jpg
4r3/K1R5/3P1pk1/2P2p1p/5B1P/1r4P1/8/8 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Germany




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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play


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6k1/4q1b1/p2p3R/3PpB2/2p5/6RK/8/8 w - - 0 1

1.Be6+ Kf8
2.Rh8+ Bxh8
3.Rg8#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


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8/ppp3pk/4Q3/6q1/5rr1/1BP3P1/PP3P2/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1

1...Rxg3+
2.Kf1

Or 2.fxg3 Qxg3+ 3.Kh1 Rh4+ 4.Qh3 Rxh3#

2...Rxf2+
3.Kxf2 Qf4+
4.Ke2 Rg2+
5.Kd3 (5.Kd1 Qd2#)
5...Rd2#


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


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4r3/K1R5/3P1pk1/2P2p1p/5B1P/1r4P1/8/8 b - - 0 1

Answer:

Sometimes you have to figure out how to eke out a draw in a seemingly lost position. Fortunately for Black, his King is in a near-stalemate position, which allows him to attack with impunity.

1...Ra8+!
2.Kxa8

Forced, of course.

2...Rb8+
3.Ka7

White can't take the Rook because that would be stalemate. All he can do is move out of the way. But Black can still chase him around.

3...Rb7+
4.Ka6 Rb6+
5.Ka5 Rb5+
6.Ka4 Rb4+
7.Ka3 Rb3+
8.Ka2 Rb2+
9.Ka1 Rb1+

Black can keep White's king pinned to the a-file with endless checks. As long as he does, it's a draw.

Perpetual checks and stalemates should be in your tactical toolbox to be used in tricky endgames when it looks like all is lost.


Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

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1 Gosh, when did this show up?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at November 16, 2019 05:24 PM (J6P5a)

2 First???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 05:24 PM (axyOa)

3 Just now. apparently...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at November 16, 2019 05:24 PM (J6P5a)

4 Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 05:25 PM (axyOa)

5 Chest thread!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 05:25 PM (oVJmc)

6 Played a real Napoleonic war game against human opposition, pretty fun as I have only played solo the last 3 decades

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:26 PM (ZCEU2)

7 We live in stupid times

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2019 05:27 PM (ZfRYq)

8 Gee blaster, why so optimistic?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:28 PM (Tt761)

9 RIP David Gibson of Gibson Bakery. Too bad Oberling College made the last few years of your life misery.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:31 PM (N3JsI)

10 Top ten and I'm still last. Did I kill the thread already?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:31 PM (Tt761)

11 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM (N3JsI)

12 Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 05:34 PM (UUBmN)

13 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (ZLI7S)

14 Is the girl in the 2nd picture on stilts?

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (5v5Zx)

15 Chess Thread Cowabunga!

I am gonna go with the broad who is farting off the bridge....if she does that, what else might she do.

YOLO.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 05:37 PM (Z+IKu)

16 Yo Peeps!

The girl in the straw hat seems willIng, but skeptical.

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 05:37 PM (dCRRg)

17 To my lasting dismay, there were no girls in the chess club at my high school... How life might have changed...

Posted by: setnaffa at November 16, 2019 05:38 PM (c4NCi)

18 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM

Oh that would be a dream trip. If you can read some book on it if you don't know much about it. It will make it more life like.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:38 PM (ZCEU2)

19 Kate is not the one who can pull off that yellow pillowcase looking dress, and Melania's looks like she borrowed a Dominican friar's habit for her seamstress to tweak.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:39 PM (sQqgE)

20 >>> I am gonna go with the broad who is farting off the bridge.

Judging by the cars in the background, she is well north of 90.

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 05:39 PM (dCRRg)

21 If you saw my saga from this morning my wife finally did get the heater control box dried out enough to work.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:40 PM (ZCEU2)

22 13 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (ZLI7S)

That's the British NHS for ya. The 10 month waiting list is a kick in the crooked teeth, too.

Posted by: Masha at November 16, 2019 05:41 PM (jp0Bv)

23 Melania's dress is from her first Christmas in the White House.
Gorgeous decor and, because it was white, rayciss!!!!!

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (Tt761)

24 "Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital. "

Say what you wish of the Royals...
I like Kate.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (cqNba)

25 William needs better fitting pants. The skinny jean look does not work well on him and they are too short.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (iaYfR)

26 That b/w New Look photo - perfect. I like the pink off the shoulder frock in the azalea garden background. I like the mint color dress on that model too. It suits her.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (sQqgE)

27 Holy shit, Melissa Castrillon.

[Assumes jailbait, smiles politely]

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:43 PM (uLvfA)

28 I like the yellow dress Princess Kate is wearing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 05:43 PM (WI7YS)

29
Those hairy arms belongs in the Pet Thread!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:44 PM (yl64X)

30 So, would it be wrong to send in one of those cologuard sample collection boxes gift wrapped? Y'know, something festive for the season. Hypothetically speaking. Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at November 16, 2019 05:44 PM (jp0Bv)

31 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM


Waterloo!

Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

32 Melania rocks it.

--and I take some solace that Wills is over a decade younger than I, and has half my hair . . . and a lovely wife.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (uLvfA)

33

Prince Knucklehead looks like brian stelter.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:46 PM (yl64X)

34 Willowed, unless I'm running even later than I think:

Now that we're over 100 -- Amazed OT! I'm probably the last to know, but
I was setting up my birthday gift (an Xbox One), and discovered that I
can actually use it to surf the web!

(My gaming computed died a
bit over a week ago. Gonna have to replace Skyrim, and try a few new
games, but at least Oblivion still works on the old computer.)

Yeah,
I think this Christmas is going to be mostly gift cards. At our ages,
we have pretty much everything we really want ... though I like to have
at least one "wrapping" present per person.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 16, 2019 05:46 PM (nzgAx)

35 Yay dresses!

Posted by: vmom is on her last nerve with these traitors at November 16, 2019 05:46 PM (G546f)

36 Yay vmom!

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:48 PM (sQqgE)

37 45-0, Hokies! Still in the 3rd Qt. Its a good time to have things figured out, near the end of the season.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:49 PM (68Eft)

38 Waterloo!
Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

My, my!

At Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (G546f)

39 27 Holy shit, Melissa Castrillon.
[Assumes jailbait, smiles politely]

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:43 PM (uLvfA)


Born in 1995, so she is now, what, 24?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (3Ame7)

40 Hi Kallisto!

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 05:51 PM (G546f)

41 PG, Hokies will be a force next season.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (FPt1a)

42 Napoleon lost Waterloo but didn't abdicate until a short time after.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

43 Game thread!

The big news last week was Google Stadia. Rather, the upcoming week since it is scheduled for 19 November. It's a game streaming service.

Yong Yea and Jim Sterling have called shenanigans on this service as it stands now. Questions haven't been answered about how well it will work on household machines.

The main problem is that Stadia flat doesn't support very many games. Only TWELVE as of 19 November. And they're old games which can be streamed already. And Google're asking $60 to play them. Not to own them...

The new Tomb Raider series is okay (at least the first one), and Red Dead Redemption 2 is a classic. And they're planning to make the new Doom available... next year. Same with Cyberpunk 2077.

Looks more like Google sta-DOA, as Yong Yea puts it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ykYG2)

44 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine



The Battle of Waterloo! It's where Iowan's stopped the combined forces of Minnesota and Wisconsin from invading and pillaging the pig farms?

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:53 PM (68Eft)

45 I heard a great INXS song while out today. It's not one of their massive hits, so I don't know the name. I *do* know it wasn't "Waterloo".

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (sQqgE)

46 31 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM

Waterloo!
Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

--Waterloo, Ontario?

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (X0vrk)

47 41 PG, Hokies will be a force next season.
Posted by: logprof



They certainly look like it tonight.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (68Eft)

48 Hi OregonMuse
I made it back to Maryhill Museum last weekend. The chess set display remains amazing. They have switched some of the displays about but my favorite remains the ceramic, Socialists v Capitalists, from the bad old days when the USSR was a thing over there. It was the last weekend open until April.
Also checked out the nearby winery. That was both good and expensive.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (Tt761)

49 42 Napoleon lost Waterloo but didn't abdicate until a short time after.
Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

Able was I, ere I saw Elba

Posted by: Napoleon at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (G546f)

50 Also from YongYea's channel -

EA / BiohazardWare are rewriting Anthem, so good luck with that.

Bethesda is banning "helpful" players of Fallout 76. For making them look bad I guess. Because Fallout 76 is a perfect game /s

And Blizzard are going full stream on microtransactions for Diablo 4.

So, you know, another week ending in a day ending in 'y'.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (ykYG2)

51 Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (cqNba)

52 40. hi vmom! Got all yer Christmas shopping done?

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (sQqgE)

53 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???
>You'd think they could afford a hospital.


They're not paying the janitors enough.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (ykYG2)

54 That chess babe has a serious oxygenation problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (xSo9G)

55 This is a very funny BBC show called the Armstrong and Miller Show. In this so, these two stereotypical British WWII pilots are chatting in various scenes, but there is a twist:

https://youtu.be/r_b1Y-Rl_Uo

They talk like Millenials.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (bQngX)

56 OM, is that the Queen Mum in the 2nd photo?

Posted by: BifBewalski at November 16, 2019 05:58 PM (VcFUs)

57 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 05:58 PM (arJlL)

58 Born in 1995, so she is now, what, 24?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (3Ame7)

--Okay, at least older than my niece.

[exhales a little]

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:58 PM (qYEbv)

59 >>Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.

Master of the understatement.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:59 PM (ZLI7S)

60 >>> The main problem is that Stadia flat doesn't support very many games. Only TWELVE as of 19 November. And they're old games which can be streamed already. And Google're asking $60 to play them. Not to own them...

Not a gamer, but didn't XBox have a plodding start?

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (dCRRg)

61 52 40. hi vmom! Got all yer Christmas shopping done?
Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (sQqgE)

Aaahhhhh!!

I was just saying yesterday - as soon as the stores put up their Christmas displays I feel behind in my shopping!

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (G546f)

62 Oh that would be a dream trip. If you can read some book on it if you don't know much about it. It will make it more life like.

Read Georgette Heyers' book, "The Spanish" Based on the life of General Sir Harry Smith who was a young officer under Wellington. Great bibliography at the end with many of the men who were there.

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (u5LFV)

63 Speaking of video games, I just downloaded my favorite game from many years ago:

Redneck Rampage.

A very fun game that I am sure many here would enjoy.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (bQngX)

64 Don't care for the dress on Kate or Melania. Both usually hit it out of the park. These both belong in the dugout.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (dUJdY)

65 Today Melania is seen wearing a midi gown cream colored dress by Dior. It was a custom take on a navy Dior number she wore in Japan. The gilded belt cinched Melania's waist a complimented her shapely figure between the dreamtic draped sleeves and graceful fluid skirt that fell just below her knees.

This was her first Christmas in the White House and she is unveilling its Christmas decorations with a them of "Time-Honored Traditions."

Melania Trump invited youngsters to view the decorations and do crafts, visiting the White House from nearby Joint Base Andrews

The first lady was greeted with squeezes and hugs, as one young boy told her that she looked 'beautiful, like an angel!'

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (Dhht7)

66 OOPS! "The Spanish Bride"

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (u5LFV)

67 >>> That chess babe has a serious oxygenation problem.

Big nose?

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (dCRRg)

68 I made it back to Maryhill Museum last weekend. The chess set display remains amazing. They have switched some of the displays about but my favorite remains the ceramic, Socialists v Capitalists, from the bad old days when the USSR was a thing over there. It was the last weekend open until April.
Also checked out the nearby winery. That was both good and expensive.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (Tt761)


Mrs. Muse and I visited Maryhill on the way back from the Yakima MoMe last May. It's really the only exhibit worth seeing in that museum. The outside grounds are beautiful, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (3Ame7)

69 I finished the Fallout 76 main campaign about a month ago. I'll probably check back in whenever they get around to introducing NPCs next year. I guess I got my $30 worth out of it.

Been playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance and enjoying it, though I still suck at the swordplay.

I'm wondering if this will be the year I finally upgrade the gaming rig; the GTX 770 is getting long in the tooth.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (DTX3h)

70
Speaking of the royals, Prince Randy Andy did an interview trying to 'splain away the Epstein thing:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7693471

He did not have sexual relations with that underage girl, Virginia Roberts.

Yeah, that's me in the that photo, but I just don't remember it. I don't wear that sort of kit in London, so there's something wrong there. That's me, but I just don't understand.

I was taking Beatrice out for pizza at the time.

No, I had no idea what was going on with Epstein. I live in Buckingham Palace, so I don't pay any attention to all these people running around. I assumed they worked for Jeffrey, and were doing things staff does.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (f1Vqw)

71 dreamtic = dramatic.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (Dhht7)

72 I'm waiting for Rebel Milky Way Brigand Outlaw Bandit Galaxy, or whatever that stupidly-redundant title is, to get out of Epic and onto civilised platforms like Steam.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (ykYG2)

73 Once again olddog hits it out of the park with the color commentary.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (iaYfR)

74 48 Hi OregonMuse
I made it back to Maryhill Museum last weekend. The chess set display remains amazing. They have switched some of the displays about but my favorite remains the ceramic, Socialists v Capitalists, from the bad old days when the USSR was a thing over there. It was the last weekend open until April.
Also checked out the nearby winery. That was both good and expensive.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (Tt761)
---
A few years ago the Detroit Institute of Arts had an exhibit of chess sets and that one was included! I was pumped because I saw it in one of my dad's chess set books as a kid. The capitalists were in chains, of course.

My favorites were the Meissen "frog" and "sea life" sets.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

75 vmom, have you ever seen Muriel's Wedding? It's about an overweight girl who LOVES Abba and sets out to snag herself a husband. Toni Collette when she was overweight. Can't remember the other chicks name but she was in Six Feet Under.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (dUJdY)

76 He did not have sexual relations with that underage girl, Virginia Roberts.

Yeah, that's me in the that photo, but I just don't remember it. I don't wear that sort of kit in London, so there's something wrong there. That's me, but I just don't understand.


How well did the "that's someone else's d!ck" work for R Kelly?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 06:05 PM (ykYG2)

77 The first lady was greeted with squeezes and hugs, as one young boy told her that she looked 'beautiful, like an angel!'

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (Dhht7)


That's was Christmas 1917. I saw that video. The way Melania interacted with those children was very heartwarming.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:05 PM (3Ame7)

78 Waterloo!

Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doodle-doo

Waterloo!


Oh-oh-oh you ate one too !

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:05 PM (arJlL)

79 61. You know who had a nice Christmas display around here? The True Value hardware store, no kidding.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (sQqgE)

80
Big nose?
Posted by: fluffy
------

Nails are blue...oh...wait minute.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (xSo9G)

81 Dinner tonight was chili. There were carrots.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (8AONa)

82 Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (dUJdY)

I've never seen it - will have to see if I can find it

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (G546f)

83 You can stalemate the last puzzle with

1. ....Ra8+
2. Kxa8 Rb8+

If W takes it is stalemate. So

3. Ka7 Rb7+

And W gives up trying to win because you're just going to keep checking the K on the B file.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (Wi57B)

84
That's was Christmas 1917. I saw that video. The way Melania interacted with those children was very heartwarming.
Posted by: OregonMuse
--------

OM has seized the time machine!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:07 PM (CDGwz)

85 Waterloo!
Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

--Waterloo, Ontario?
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM


"Okay, wait, if we were one of Europe's greatest leaders, and we were stranded in San Dimas for one day, where would we go?"

https://youtu.be/WTGJyu7uZc0

Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (r6GXX)

86 Hang on - Toni Colette was.in Hereditary - amazing performance, but super skinny

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (G546f)

87 Re: ABBA.

I have always loved them, I don't care what anyone says.

Also, they were offered $750,000,000.00 some years ago to get together and play a few shows again, but turned that down.

Name another band who has been offered that kind of coin to do a short reunion tour.

Also, Holy Shit, they must really hate each other.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (bQngX)

88 51 Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (cqNba)

--The Navy is being stomped by a woman over 2,000 years old.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:09 PM (/tOKU)

89 At the war game convention saw actually a few chess sets for sale.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:09 PM (ZCEU2)

90 That chess babe has a serious oxygenation problem.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Stand back !

While I administer mouth - to whatever - I can grab aholt of resuscitation.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:10 PM (arJlL)

91 Was Prince Andrew the one who married that chunky ginger with the bows in her hair?

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:12 PM (/tOKU)

92 Skip. Figures prominently in Georgette Heyer Regency romances. Oddly enough that's where I learned the most about it.
An Infamous Army being a great book for learning about the battle. At one time it was used at Sandhurst to teach about the battle. Very well researched and very detailed. May still be used. Heyer was very good at historical detail.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 06:12 PM (N3JsI)

93 86 Hang on - Toni Colette was.in Hereditary - amazing performance, but super skinny
Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (G546f)

--I thought it was Muriel's Wedding that had the Toni Collette/ABBA thing going.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:13 PM (/tOKU)

94 While I administer mouth - to whatever - I can grab aholt of resuscitation.
Posted by: JT
-------

Lip-lock, and chest compressions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:14 PM (CDGwz)

95 That's was Christmas 1917. I saw that video. The way Melania interacted with those children was very heartwarming.
Posted by: OregonMuse
--------

OM has seized the time machine!
Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:07 PM (CDGwz)


Crap. Dang typos. Well, it was a very old video.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:14 PM (3Ame7)

96 vmom, it's one of my favorites. A little hard to understand because of the Australian accents but you'll pick it up fairly quickly.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:14 PM (dUJdY)

97 And W gives up trying to win because you're just going to keep checking the K on the B file.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (Wi57B)


Right!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (3Ame7)

98 Kate is seen wearing a new dress in cheery yellow hue by Jenny Packham as she touring Heidelburg in July of 2017. Packham is British, based in London and one Kate's go-to designers.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (Dhht7)

99 logprof, it was. That's the movie I'm talking about. Was very early in her career and she was.. shall we say.. hefty?

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (dUJdY)

100 Skip - glad about your heater box but sad about the mini-greenhouse.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (sQqgE)

101 Crap. Dang typos. Well, it was a very old video.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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Sure, sure.

*glances out window at doughboys marching by*

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (CDGwz)

102 I've been out all day; did Bluebell escape her captors ?

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (arJlL)

103 88 51 Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (cqNba)

--The Navy is being stomped by a woman over 2,000 years old.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:09 PM (/tOKU)
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RBG in the game?

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (nOpGg)

104 "Was Prince Andrew the one who married that chunky ginger with the bows in her hair?"

I thought that was Shrek.

Posted by: A Latin speaking pig at November 16, 2019 06:17 PM (Tnijr)

105

Just finished watching the extended restored cit of Major Dundee, starring Senta Berger and both of her extremely large Austrian breastesses. Invigorating.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 06:18 PM (nWzqh)

106 102 I've been out all day; did Bluebell escape her captors ?
Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (arJlL)
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Not sure. She seemed to be speaking in code earlier.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 06:18 PM (nOpGg)

107
*glances out window at doughboys marching by*
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Poke 'em in the belly and they giggle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 06:20 PM (aKsyK)

108 We used to winter over in Maryhill. We had friends with a house there. (We camped out by the river in our Airstream). Never went to the Museum but I love "Stonehenge".

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 06:20 PM (Lqy/e)

109 I've been out all day; did Bluebell escape her captors ?
Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (arJlL)
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Not sure. She seemed to be speaking in code earlier.
Posted by: Weasel

Is she still in the 80 deg. room ?

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:21 PM (arJlL)

110 Ryan George, the genius behind the Pitch Meetings I post on here every once in a while, also does other short sketches.

This one is called The First Guy To Ever Have A Dream:

https://youtu.be/FFeWW1uvgys

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM (bQngX)

111 Don't care for the dress on Kate or Melania. Both usually hit it out of the park. These both belong in the dugout.

--

I'm with you, Jewells. I don't like either dress. I don't like that sunny yellow color on many people and that material just looks way too couchy. Melania's dress is shapeless, even on her voluptuous figure. They both dress impeccably nearly 100% of the time, but missed the mark on both of these.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM (JoUsr)

112 Played the battle of Denewitz 1813 today. People do lots of research on the army's and set ups, painting is only half the fun.
Wrote the other morning if Anna doesn't play war games it's a shame.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM (ZCEU2)

113
Poke 'em in the belly and they giggle.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Back off dude, the giggle stuff is just an act.

Posted by: Poppin' Fresh at November 16, 2019 06:23 PM (CDGwz)

114 99 logprof, it was. That's the movie I'm talking about. Was very early in her career and she was.. shall we say.. hefty?
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (dUJdY)

--She put the pounds on.

Toni C. is the exemplar of the pretty actress who is actually a good enough actress that directors give her frumpy/fatty (dare I say, meatier) roles more often than going for the hawtness.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:23 PM (/tOKU)

115 "Stonehenge".

"First, there was straw henge and then wood henge, ....but a Big Bad Wolf came and blew them down......"

Eddie Izzard

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:24 PM (arJlL)

116 oh, now I see the Christmas decor in the Melania pic. I have to amend and revise my prior remark. Her dress is occasion appropriate.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:24 PM (sQqgE)

117 Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (u5LFV)

118 Lady in Black, yes Kate's dress looks like something from the 50's or 60's.. not sure. It looks terribly dated. I don't mind yellow so much, though I can't pull it off.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (dUJdY)

119 oh, now I see the Christmas decor in the Melania pic.

(trudges back to the Melania pic.......)

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (arJlL)

120 @RepLeeZeldin

Just finished the depo of OMB staffer, Mark Sandy, in Schiff's Capitol basement bunker. He came in to testify about why there was a hold on aid to Ukraine. His answer was very bad for Schiff's fairy tale. This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on Tue!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)

121 Eddie Izzard
Posted by: JT

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"Cake or Death?"

Um, Cake?

"oh, allright."

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (Y4EXg)

122 Somewhere to the SW of the farm is the roadside attraction Foamhenge.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (nOpGg)

123 She put the pounds on.

Wait..she gained weight for that role? I had no idea. I thought she started out as hefty and then slimmed down to get the American movie roles.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:28 PM (dUJdY)

124 120 @RepLeeZeldin

Just finished the depo of OMB staffer, Mark Sandy, in Schiff's Capitol basement bunker. He came in to testify about why there was a hold on aid to Ukraine. His answer was very bad for Schiff's fairy tale. This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on Tue!
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)

Like facts matter to that Beria wannabe.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 06:28 PM (cJiNU)

125 The Hokies are up 45-0 with less than 3 minutes to go. I think they will hang on and beat GATech. They were nearly flawless tonight.

GO HOKIES!!

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 06:28 PM (68Eft)

126 Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?
Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM


Epstein D___'_ K___ H______

Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 06:29 PM (r6GXX)

127 Epstein Didn't Kill Himself

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)

128 And Eric Ciaramella is the Whistleblower

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (ZCEU2)

129 "Cake or Death?"

Um, Cake?

"oh, allright."
Posted by: Tonypete

"Cake or death ?

"Cake please"

" We're all out of cake"

"So, my choice is or death ?"

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (arJlL)

130 "RepLeeZeldin"

My mind is trying to make "Led Zeppelin" out of that but something doesn't fit.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg playing Scrabble at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (Tnijr)

131 118. It looks like the Easter dress Mom got me when I was a kid. I do think a tall, willowy dark skinned model could do it justice. Maybe.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (sQqgE)

132 >>Like facts matter to that Beria wannabe.

Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (ZLI7S)

133 Melania's dress is shapeless, even on her voluptuous figure....
Posted by: Lady in Black at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM

See comment @ 65. The kids loved it.

https://tinyurl.com/LooksLikeAngel

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (Dhht7)

134

Gadzooks fellows! This Trump chappy is late for tiffin! How extraordinary!

Posted by: Feckless Prickwit at November 16, 2019 06:32 PM (nWzqh)

135 It looks like the Easter dress Mom got me when I was a kid.

Yes, perfect description.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

136 Ahh, that made me smile, olddog. Ya know, she did look like an angel in that dress. It looks a lot better in motion.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 16, 2019 06:33 PM (JoUsr)

137 117. You're just a kid compared to my aunt who turns 100 next month!

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:37 PM (sQqgE)

138
Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.
Posted by: JackStraw
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I think that will only happen if the MSM begins to openly express doubt about the process, and I don't think that will happen.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 06:38 PM (xSo9G)

139 117. You're just a kid compared to my aunt who turns 100 next month!
Posted by: kallisto

I just came from a woman's 90th birthday party.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:38 PM (arJlL)

140 117 Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?
Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (u5LFV)


Google is coming up with nothing. Where did you see it? Could you provide a bit of context?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:41 PM (3Ame7)

141 Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (ZLI7S)


It had to be obvious to her from day 1. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (3Ame7)

142 I think I damaged myself with a catheter. Red urine for the win.

Posted by: Mr. Clumsy at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (s+LWh)

143 >81 Dinner tonight was chili. There were carrots.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (8AONa)



Any yea there was a smiting. And much rejoicing.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 16, 2019 06:44 PM (uDh3k)

144 Somewhere to the SW of the farm is the roadside attraction Foamhenge.
Posted by: Weasel

Do rabid dogs hang out there ?

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:45 PM (arJlL)

145 "Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?'"

Can I buy a vowel?

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg playing Wheel Of Fortune at November 16, 2019 06:45 PM (Tnijr)

146 >>I think that will only happen if the MSM begins to openly express doubt about the process, and I don't think that will happen.

I don't think that would work out for Democrats either.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:45 PM (ZLI7S)

147 Epstein

Didn't

Kill

Himself

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 06:46 PM (RU4sa)

148 EDKH
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Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:47 PM (ZCEU2)

149
EDKH
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Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:47 PM (ZCEU2)

150 The House of Castrillon Gomez Chinchilla de Los Arcos de Jesus once controlled 90 percent of the maracas trade out of Cartegena, Spain.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (XVuno)

151 Not often that you get trapped by your queen. (Just had to write that sentence.)

Posted by: Jean at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (mYGbK)

152 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.

Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (l3+k2)

153 Google is coming up with nothing. Where did you see it? Could you provide a bit of context?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:41 PM (3Ame7)

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LOL

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (XVuno)

154 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.
Posted by: davidt

A Schiffgoat !

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (arJlL)

155 Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (ZLI7S)

It had to be obvious to her from day 1. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Steny is not a fan

Posted by: Jean at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (mYGbK)

156 Of course Google won't come up with it, probably not the Whistleblowers name if you asked either.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (ZCEU2)

157 152 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.
Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (l3+k2)

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Too Jewish.

Posted by: Hedley Lamar at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (XVuno)

158 Democracy thrives on secret partisan hearings!

Posted by: MSM at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (jKqaK)

159 Dang Skip you'd get about 150 points for that one.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg playing Scrabble at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (Tnijr)

160
Clearly, Melania needs to take fashion lessons from the always-stylish Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (7rVsF)

161 I think I damaged myself with a catheter. Red urine for the win.
Posted by: Mr. Clumsy at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (s+LWh)

Ummmmmmmm....Ouch.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (Z+IKu)

162 Thank you everybody!!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:51 PM (u5LFV)

163 Too Jewish.
Posted by: Hedley Lamar

I just recently re-watch Blazing Saddles and just sat in awe of the comedic genius that was Mel Brooks.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:52 PM (arJlL)

164 142 I think I damaged myself with a catheter. Red urine for the win.
Posted by: Mr. Clumsy at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (s+LWh)

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You should have called us. We have free shipping right to your door, at no charge to you.

Posted by: Liberty Medical Direct at November 16, 2019 06:52 PM (XVuno)

165 Thank you everybody!!
Posted by: Grannymimi

Hiya Granny !

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:53 PM (arJlL)

166 Clearly, Melania needs to take fashion lessons from the always-stylish Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 06:50

Well, at least she's doing better than Michael Obama.
"Make Sleeves Great Again."

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:53 PM (Dhht7)

167 >>It had to be obvious to her from day 1. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Nothing about using Ukraine to try and impeach Trump makes any sense. Sometimes you have no choice but to play a bad hand.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:53 PM (ZLI7S)

168 160
Clearly, Melania needs to take fashion lessons from the always-stylish Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (7rVsF)

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Just like America needs to take economic lessons from Venezuela.

Posted by: Liberty Medical Direct at November 16, 2019 06:54 PM (XVuno)

169 Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?

Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)

170 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.
Posted by: davidt

A Schiffgoat !
Posted by: JT
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I just cannot believe that Nancy is that bright. I'm still amazed/amused that she transferred the process from Nadler to Schiff. I mean, Schiff had already established himself as a complete clown during the Mueller stuff.

You may have a point, she might have wanted to ensure failure, but if that's the case, she's going to be tarred with that same brush.

It's all so fantastically stupid that it is hard to process.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 06:56 PM (xSo9G)

171 Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?
Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)


Wherever there is corruption in the world,
Hillary is there.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 06:56 PM (aS1PU)

172 Sometimes you have no choice but to play a bad hand.
Posted by: JackStraw

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Really?!

Posted by: Michelle Fields at November 16, 2019 06:57 PM (Y4EXg)

173 169 Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?
Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)

The rope they have can only go around Ukraine.

Maybe if she starts using her stairmaster they can fit her in next month.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 06:58 PM (Wi57B)

174 169
Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?


Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)

She was Secretary of State when the US began planning the 2014 Ukrane coup.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 06:58 PM (CQ3Qb)

175 Barely can stay awake, ( counts fingers again)
We going fishing tonight?

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:59 PM (ZCEU2)

176 Read
Georgette Heyers' book, "The Spanish" Based on the life of General Sir
Harry Smith who was a young officer under Wellington.
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Ladysmith, S.A. is named for his Spanish wife. I've read during the pillaging of Badajoz during the Peninsular War, he spent all night defending her from looters with them soon marrying although Wiki's bio has a slightly different version.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:00 PM (Dh1wo)

177 175
Barely can stay awake, ( counts fingers again)

We going fishing tonight?

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:59 PM (ZCEU2)

In a couple of hours the entire media will be blaming Trump for the re-election of a Dem governor.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:00 PM (CQ3Qb)

178 Really?!
Posted by: Michelle Fields at November 16, 2019 06:57 PM (Y4EXg)

Never gets old.

Posted by: tbodie at November 16, 2019 07:01 PM (YxTUV)

179 so what's the score ?

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 07:01 PM (B+t5k)

180 It's all so fantastically stupid that it is hard to process.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I think she is taking Schiff out with this

Posted by: Jean at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (mYGbK)

181 Better late than never.

Better never late (H.S. Latin teacher).

Wife retired yesterday. MiL ordered sushi. Let's see how much Sake reduces chess problem solving capacity.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (XzVUd)

182 The Moniter Merrimack Maritime museum in Newport News va is a nice visit. I recommend it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

183 How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)

184 >>Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?

For years. The Clinton Foundation got more donations from Ukraine than any other foreign country. Her single biggest donor is a Ukrainian oligarch, Victor Pinchuk.

And much of the dirt for the Steele dossier came from Ukraine as did the black ledger on Manafort.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (ZLI7S)

185 How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)

Send cash to the White House like I do.

Small, unmarked bills work best.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)

186
much of the dirt for the Steele dossier came from Ukraine

Posted by: JackStraw

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Which dirt went from Ukraine to the Steele dossier?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:04 PM (13CQC)

187
How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)


Send me a large box full of used $20 bills and I'll make a contribution for that same amount. Promise!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 07:04 PM (7rVsF)

188 Cash. A novel idea.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:04 PM (w7KSn)

189 Beginner. Solved but solution is not clean.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:05 PM (XzVUd)

190 Send cash to the White House like I do.
Small, unmarked bills work best.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)


How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (3Ame7)

191 How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)

money order?

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (G546f)

192 How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar

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Alternatively, it could be wasted.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (Y4EXg)

193 So I hear kapershit backed out of his workout or changed the location and rules? Lol. Fuck him and the nfl

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (yWXpx)

194 182 The Moniter Merrimack Maritime museum in Newport News va is a nice visit. I recommend it
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

--I decline to visit any museum that does not recognize the Virginia for her proper name.

Well, I have driven the MMBT many times, so I guess I'm a sell-out anyway.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (/tOKU)

195 Damnit! Off one armed sock!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (Y4EXg)

196 >>Which dirt went from Ukraine to the Steele dossier?

Nellie Ohr testified to Congress that Fusion had a direct source in Ukraine supplying them dirt that later became part of the dossier.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (ZLI7S)

197 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

--I decline to visit any museum that does not recognize the Virginia for her proper name.

Well, I have driven the MMBT many times, so I guess I'm a sell-out anyway.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (/tOKU)

They do mention that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:08 PM (yWXpx)

198 How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (3Ame7)


At least you'll know that it isn't being wasted.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 07:08 PM (aS1PU)

199 Send cash to the White House like I do.
Small, unmarked bills work best.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)

How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM

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Define wasting.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:10 PM (JUOKG)

200 How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (3Ame7)

I trust the government employees to be honest and faithful servants of the public good.

Plus hookers have to eat too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:10 PM (Z+IKu)

201 At least you'll know that it isn't being wasted.
Posted by: DR.WTF

Ahem - #192 - the Horde mind is awesome.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 07:11 PM (Y4EXg)

202 'Horns are getting their collective ass handed them.

No need for the (illegal) upside down hook 'em.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:11 PM (ApEN6)

203 Skip, I'm a toy soldier wargamer too although I haven't played in about five years after our group died out. Mainly early and mid 18th century; Naps; and WW2 in 25 and 15.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:11 PM (Dh1wo)

204 Intermediate: obvious solution has a small flaw.
Advanced: ughh... too much Sake.

Goingto peek to see how others did.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (XzVUd)

205 I have been to that museum in Newport News.
They have a sort of bas relief exhibit showing the condition of the vessel when raised, includes bodies, 2 sailors and a cat, iirc.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (w7KSn)

206 Auburn making a pretty good showing this 4th quarter.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (Dhht7)

207
Nellie Ohr testified to Congress that Fusion had a direct source in Ukraine supplying them dirt that later became part of the dossier.
Posted by: JackStraw

========

Hm. I can't remember what-all was in that dossier beyond smoke and urine. What on earth would Ukraine "know" about Trump back then? Pathetic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:13 PM (13CQC)

208 I have a question about the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor.

Which was the better design? I always liked the Virginia but the Monitor looked to be the cheaper way to go.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:14 PM (Z+IKu)

209 have been to that museum in Newport News.
They have a sort of bas relief exhibit showing the condition of the vessel when raised, includes bodies, 2 sailors and a cat, iirc.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (w7KSn)

A cat? I missed that.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (yWXpx)

210 204 Goingto peek to see how others did.


Nothing. Except for advanced ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (XzVUd)

211 First puzzle

1. Be6+ and the Q might as well take it because after

1. ...Kf8
2. Rh8+ Bxh8
3. Rg8#

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (Wi57B)

212 OregonMuse, do you publish excerpts from Moron works in the Book Thread?

I'm wondering if/when I get closer to completing my novel if there's an opportunity for a teaser. . . .

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (ApEN6)

213 In a couple of hours the entire media will be blaming Trump for the re-election of a Dem governor.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Unfortunately this...

This was always going to be a tough one for Trump to stick his nose into - Edwards is a staunch pro-life Catholic (in Louisiana, a must), pro-gun, pretty conservative, fairly popular, and former military. I went to college here and know what these folks liked then - and Edwards is just not offending any of that - I doubt much has changed. Bel Edwards is pretty good at retail politics with the Cajuns who hold the key to this state. And this state is one of the last to hold to the Democrat Old South as long as that Dem is catholic.

I think it will be a close loss for Rispone.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (32YRo)

214 Which was the better design? I always liked the Virginia but the Monitor looked to be the cheaper way to go.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:14 PM (Z+IKu)

I am no expert. They both had their pluses and minuses The South was short on a lot of things and it showed in the construction.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (yWXpx)

215 Hello to you, too, JT!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (u5LFV)

216 The cat was mentioned in the audio tour.
Ship's cat.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:18 PM (w7KSn)

217 Except for Melania's rockin' kicks, a rare meh from me for both FLOTUS and Duchess. Sunshine yellow is a tough shade for pale ladies, plus lace is too old lady-ish.

That red dress uptop is pretty cool, though. And *what* is going on with the sleeves of the B&W plaid? Interesting.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:19 PM (65i3Q)

218 There are plenty of gamers around here, but there isn't any way at this time to get out besides evenings are out. That's why I play solo games. Today played with guy from Connecticut and another over Weasel's neighborhood.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (ZCEU2)

219 Not sure of the exact line but the first is

1. Rxg3+ and if black takes with fxg3
2. Qxg3+ Kh1
3. Rxh4+ Qh3
4. Rxh3#

But white has 1...Kf1 so you either have Rg1+ or maybe even Rxf2+ blowing the whole side up

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (Wi57B)

220 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (oVJmc)

221 That's for the 2nd board puzzle

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (Wi57B)

222 Big game for Iowa.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (ZLI7S)

223 218 There are plenty of gamers around here, but there isn't any way at this time to get out besides evenings are out. That's why I play solo games. Today played with guy from Connecticut and another over Weasel's neighborhood.
Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (ZCEU2)
----
That guy cheats.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (nOpGg)

224 211 - I have been looking at that since we started, didn't figure that out

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:22 PM (ZCEU2)

225 I think it will be a close loss for Rispone.



Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (32YRo)

This was the most winnable governor's election in my lifetime. Any halfway competent Republican candidate would've beaten Edwards by 20+ points.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (CQ3Qb)

226 212 OregonMuse, do you publish excerpts from Moron works in the Book Thread?

I'm wondering if/when I get closer to completing my novel if there's an opportunity for a teaser. . . .

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (ApEN6)


Signs point to yes.

E-mail me when you think the time is appropriate and we'll talk.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (3Ame7)

227
Except for Melania's rockin' kicks, a rare meh from me for both FLOTUS and Duchess. Sunshine yellow is a tough shade for pale ladies, plus lace is too old lady-ish.

That red dress uptop is pretty cool, though. And *what* is going on with the sleeves of the B&W plaid? Interesting.
Posted by: Gem

=========

I think the photography may be partly to blame for the meh look on Melania. She's worn that dress before and looked angelic.

The Duchess seems to favor lace. Google "Kate Duchess lace dress" and you get tons of hits, all colors, styles, and lengths.

As for the B&W plaid, seems like something is too clever by half.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (13CQC)

228 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM

What kind of rev should you have with a $55M budget on opening wknd for it to be financially successful?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (Dhht7)

229 This election should've been a slam-dunk for a Republican to oust JBE.
The guy ran last time with the promise of not raising taxes and then
raised taxes in his first month. The next year he lied through his
teeth about the state facing armaggedon if he didn't get another massive
tax increase by threatening to cancel the LSU football program, shut
down the schools and kick all the old people out of state-subsidies
nursing homes. 12 months later the state has a huge surplus so those
are now seen by everyone as obvious lies. Rispone was just that bad of a
candidate.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:24 PM (CQ3Qb)

230 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (CQ3Qb)
------
Rispone reminded me of Ross Perot at the Trump rallys.. Just his speaking and stage mannerisms,

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:24 PM (nOpGg)

231 Hairyback Guy, neither the Merrimac not Monitor was the best design. They fought to a draw. The yankees won the war on industrial output and manpower, plus the Confederacy's lack of a real Navy. The next CW may feature a Confederacy composed not from just the Southern states but mostly of states not named New York or California.

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (UUkQp)

232 Melania wore that dress last Christmas.

Which is an excuse to re-link "Twelve Days of Trumpmas"

https://youtu.be/o2Lv7OVI6eM

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (ApEN6)

233 13 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (ZLI7S)

I LOL'd.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (65i3Q)

234
Edwards is a staunch pro-life Catholic (in Louisiana, a must), pro-gun, pretty conservative, fairly popular, and former military.

=========

I don't know anything about him except that he's Democrat. How bad is he? He looks half Republican at least.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (13CQC)

235 so what's the score ?
Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 07:01 PM


Zed is dead.

Posted by: Butch at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (DMUuz)

236
Napoleon lost Waterloo but didn't abdicate until a short time after.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)


It could be said that Napoleon's Waterloo was in Russia or the Battle of Leipzig. The actual Battle of Waterloo was more of a last ditch attempt to buy himself some time to get the band back together again. If that was even possible at that point.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:26 PM (UDinV)

237 Personal problems of various sorts have stopped me from even solo gaming or even just painting for the past two years although that will be changing soon. I do still get out to Ontario's best annual convention though -- Hot Lead.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:26 PM (Dh1wo)

238
Edwards
is a staunch pro-life Catholic (in Louisiana, a must), pro-gun, pretty
conservative, fairly popular, and former military.




I don't know anything about him except that he's Democrat. How bad is he? He looks half Republican at least.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (13CQC)


So does that mean he'll go all liberal the minute he gets into office?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM (UDinV)

239 Welp, time to bundle up, go outside, and have a cigar.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM (nOpGg)

240 neither the Merrimac not Monitor was the best design. They fought to a draw.
Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (UUkQp)

Yup......but I always wondered why our Navy or other Navies didn't copy and improve on the design at the time of the CSS Virginia as she looked more modern to me.

The USS Monitor was a good ship too but just a few guns.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:28 PM (Z+IKu)

241 It could be said that Napoleon's Waterloo was in Russia or the Battle of Leipzig. The actual Battle of Waterloo was more of a last ditch attempt to buy himself some time to get the band back together again. If that was even possible at that point.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

If Marshall Ney had done his job and kept his army between Waterloo and the Prussian column (army), then Napoleon might have won at Waterloo.
It was a near run thing. The Prussians arrived late in the day, and over ran an exhausted French army that had been fighting the Brits all day.

Later when Ney showed up, the battle was lost.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (Wmf3G)

242 The Monitor had 2 guns, but they were on a big turret.
The gun box took some direct hits, but all they did was make shallow dents.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (w7KSn)

243 This was the most winnable governor's election in my lifetime. Any halfway competent Republican candidate would've beaten Edwards by 20+ points.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

I don't know Rispone but Bel Edwards was the Dems leader of the House before Governor - he's no idiot. And, taxes aside, he's plenty conservative in the right areas for Louisiana, and that's the problem - you can't keep running Treen type Republican candidates in Louisiana hoping for the same outcome - they like their candidates larger than life - Edwin Edwards won time and again on that principle alone.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (32YRo)

244 Here's how old I am: that "12 Days" vid is from '17, not '18.

Removeth thy self from mine lawn, lest thee loatheth thine life.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (ApEN6)

245 I think the photography may be partly to blame for the meh look on Melania. She's worn that dress before and looked angelic.

The Duchess seems to favor lace. Google "Kate Duchess lace dress" and you get tons of hits, all colors, styles, and lengths.

As for the B&W plaid, seems like something is too clever by half.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (13CQC)

I don't mind her in lace, but i think this particular pattern would be better-suited for her Grandmama-in-law. :-)

You may be right on the photo angle for Melania.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:31 PM (65i3Q)

246 @RepLeeZeldin



Just finished the depo of OMB staffer, Mark Sandy, in Schiff's
Capitol basement bunker. He came in to testify about why there was a
hold on aid to Ukraine. His answer was very bad for Schiff's fairy tale.
This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on
Tue!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)




All we'll hear from the MFM is all of the hearsay, overheard phone calls in restaurants and other assorted BS. The truth will be buried as usual

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:31 PM (UDinV)

247 I wonder when Schiff will start introducing voicemails as "evidence".

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:33 PM (Wi57B)

248 I have cat chores to do, a shower and then should go to bed.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:33 PM (ZCEU2)

249
The cat was mentioned in the audio tour.
Ship's cat.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla


Be a hip cat, be a ship's cat
Somewhere, anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (aKsyK)

250 The USS Monitor was a good ship too but just a few guns.
The Monitor's advantage was the fact that the 2 guns were in a rotating turret. Ideally the Monitor would have maneuvered to be on the Virginia's stern and simply shot her armor away and fired 15" shells down then length of the Virginia.

Posted by: Panhandler at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (S/rwf)

251 Youngest de Monet was at the Iowa - Texas game today with work friends from her internship in Cedar Rapids. Her univ is too small for football so big time college football game had to be fun for her.
And she rooted for both teams, being a Texas girl.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (5v5Zx)

252 The Warrior and Viper "class" ironclads, and their French counterparts, were oceangoing unlike Monitor and Virginia vessels.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (Dh1wo)

253 Intermediate Problem

1. ... Rxg3+
2. fxg3 Qxg3+
3. Kh1 Rh4+
4. Qh3 Rxh3#

Except white can wriggle out:

2. Kf1 Rxf2+
3. Kxf2 Qf4+
4. Ke2 Qf3+

Can't figure it out.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (XzVUd)

254 Welp, time to bundle up, go outside, and have a cigar.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM (nOpGg)

Not a bad idea actually.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 16, 2019 07:35 PM (9Om/r)

255 Grouchy not Ney.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:35 PM (Dh1wo)

256 'Nite Skip.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 07:35 PM (arJlL)

257 Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (HALdu)

258 You may be right on the photo angle for Melania.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:31

See comment @133 for video.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (Dhht7)

259 So Kaepernick never showed up for the workout...

From Matt Walsh's Twitter:

Kaepernick made a big deal about doing a workout for NFL teams. The NFL set it up for him and 25 teams agreed to attend. At the last minute he insisted on having his own film crew. Because he didn;t get his way, he pulled out. This guy doesn't want to play. He just wants attention

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (sGotD)

260 I have a question about the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor.



Which was the better design? I always liked the Virginia but the Monitor looked to be the cheaper way to go.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:14 PM

---

The Monitor couldn't handle rough water, she would founder. But she was a tougher smaller target to hit and her two guns could bear in any direction by rotating the turret. The Virginia had more guns but was a huge target that could handle rougher seas.


IOW, it's a wash.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (JUOKG)

261 211
First puzzle



1. Be6+ and the Q might as well take it because after



Yep. I got that much. Let's look at the hint ... yep but no concrete solution, it seems.


Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (XzVUd)

262 242 The Monitor had 2 guns, but they were on a big turret.
The gun box took some direct hits, but all they did was make shallow dents.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (w7KSn)

The problem with the turret is they did not have time to really test it and they had difficulty controlling the rotation, stopping it fire accurately.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:37 PM (yWXpx)

263 Someone should send Melissa Castrillon Gomez some instructions on how to wax that moustache.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (HALdu)

264 Goodnight, Skip. I hope you can restart regular gaming soon. Cheers.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (Dh1wo)

265
Kaepernick made a big deal about doing a workout for NFL teams. The NFL set it up for him and 25 teams agreed to attend. At the last minute he insisted on having his own film crew. Because he didn;t get his way, he pulled out. This guy doesn't want to play. He just wants attention
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (sGotD)


Actually he moved it to a local high school and only 8 teams showed up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (yWXpx)

266 248 I have cat chores to do, a shower and then should go to bed.
Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:33 PM (ZCEU2)


-----------

Mark my words: The emails Trump received from the Nigerian prince promising to deposit millions in his bank account will spell the end for the Trump presidency.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (XVuno)

267 257 Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (HALdu)

--Pippa's ass

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (ApEN6)

268
So Kaepernick never showed up for the workout...



From Matt Walsh's Twitter:



Kaepernick made a big deal about doing a workout for NFL teams. The
NFL set it up for him and 25 teams agreed to attend. At the last minute
he insisted on having his own film crew. Because he didn;t get his way,
he pulled out. This guy doesn't want to play. He just wants attention

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (sGotD)


Well eff that guy in particular.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (5v5Zx)

269 263 Someone should send Melissa Castrillon Gomez some instructions on how to wax that moustache.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (HALdu)


---------

That's cold, man.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (XVuno)

270 Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?

You don't think she's attractive?

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (dUJdY)

271 If
Marshall Ney had done his job and kept his army between Waterloo and
the Prussian column (army), then Napoleon might have won at Waterloo.

It was a near run thing. The Prussians arrived late in the day, and
over ran an exhausted French army that had been fighting the Brits all
day.



Later when Ney showed up, the battle was lost.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (Wmf3G)

But even if the French won at Waterloo was it just delaying the inevitable? Considering the losses France had suffered since the Russian campaign and that most of Europe was arrayed against him and hellbent on being rid of him once and for all

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (UDinV)

272 Big game for Iowa.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (ZLI7S)
***********
Ugh... I'm in a bad mood.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (wiXsO)

273 This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on
Tue!

Posted by: JackStraw

This "impeachment" will be run by the media if they only can and not by Schiff. He just needs to give them the ever so tiniest of hooks - and he can't even do that.

The staged "ovation" for the cry-baby former ambassador is what the media can do for you, if only you give them the stage and the chance - and Schiff just keeps falling thru the trap door into the garbage chute and out into the theater parking lot.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:41 PM (32YRo)

274 Yep. I got that much. Let's look at the hint ... yep but no concrete solution, it seems.


Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (XzVUd)

B has to trade the Q for the bishop or it's a forced mate. So the material advantage is the win.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:42 PM (Wi57B)

275 Actually he moved it to a local high school and only 8 teams showed up
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (yWXpx)
~~~~~

What a jerk he is.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:42 PM (sGotD)

276 Did someone ever recover that Virginia class ship that washed up in Africa?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (HALdu)

277 272 Big game for Iowa.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (ZLI7S)
***********
Ugh... I'm in a bad mood.
Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (wiXsO)

--Iowa State as well. Perennially consistent wreckers of "Big" "12" playoff hopes, the Cyclones are.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (ApEN6)

278 i can take a hint: i was out using the litte chainsaw on little things...

it stopped cutting, and the chain had managed to jump off the sprocket.

and yes, it was tight when i started about 15 minutes before, and i hadn't made that many cuts...

F it, time for a beer.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (NqeSm)

279 Did someone ever recover that Virginia class ship that washed up in Africa?

I didn't.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (arJlL)

280 >>Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?
-----
You don't think she's attractive?
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (dUJdY)
~~~~~

I think she's very pretty.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (sGotD)

281 No.

She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn. Guessing some of it has to do with being in the royal family, since the same thing happened with Diana, but no, she is barely average.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (HALdu)

282 and Resident 3vil is taking her staff to dinner at Spago's over the ridge in Beverly Hills, so i guess i'll go with Papa John's and cheap beer for dinner.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 07:45 PM (+fZqU)

283 Have the polls closed in Louisiana?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:45 PM (wiXsO)

284 I think she's very pretty.
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (sGotD)



What is there about her that is pretty? Before or after joining the royal family?

Melania is definitely pretty. Middleton, no.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:45 PM (HALdu)

285 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (3Ame7)

286 No.
She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn. Guessing some of it has to do with being in the royal family, since the same thing happened with Diana, but no, she is barely average.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (HALdu)
~~~~~

Are you sure you're not talking about Michelle Obama?

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (sGotD)

287 Long Day.

'Nite Horde.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (arJlL)

288 Iowa State as well. Perennially consistent wreckers of "Big" "12" playoff hopes, the Cyclones are.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (ApEN6)
*********
Next week is going to be ugly... and not in a good way.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (wiXsO)

289 283 - No, 8pm cst

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (CQ3Qb)

290 That's cold, man.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (XVuno)



Yeah but the space between her nose and mouth is very warm.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (HALdu)

291
(Reuters) - A spirited Colin Kaepernick said he was ready to play
anywhere in the National Football League after a long awaited tryout at
an Atlanta area high school on Saturday.



"I've been ready for three
years. I've been denied for three years," said the former San Francisco
49ers quarterback who made headlines by kneeling at games during the
U.S. anthem to protest against racial injustice.




The only reason this POS is given any attention is because he's a big mouthed lefty. Other mediocre quarterbacks just fade away

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (UDinV)

292 not so.. she was pretty before she joined the royal family.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:48 PM (dUJdY)

293 Krapernick sucks !

Posted by: Ryan Leaf at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (Wi57B)

294 I am Colon, hear me whine.

Posted by: Colon Krapperdick at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (EgshT)

295
He looks half Republican at least.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (13CQC)


So does that mean he'll go all liberal the minute he gets into office?
Posted by: TheQuietMan

========

Heh. Except that he's the incumbent.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (13CQC)

296 Stonehenge is a concrete reproduction, just down the road from Maryhill Museum. It's actually a WWI monument to the war dead of Klickitat County.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (Lqy/e)

297 She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn

Kate?? damn.. get your eyes checked. STAT.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (dUJdY)

298 Are you sure you're not talking about Michelle Obama?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (sGotD)


Even here she is not that cute, huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny. Where is the cute? The most generous interpretation is that she is the cutest in the royal family. Not that the rest of the royal family is something to write home about.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (HALdu)

299 But
even if the French won at Waterloo was it just delaying the inevitable?
Considering the losses France had suffered since the Russian campaign
and that most of Europe was arrayed against him and hellbent on being
rid of him once and for all


Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM

---

France was done as a power at that point. Napoleon had exhausted the supply of French manpower and had taken so many casualties in the preceding years that the majority of his Army was conscripts with minimal training.


The Old Guard was a shell of it's former self and broke for the first time at Waterloo. The Middle and Young Guard were Guard units in name only by that time. His Army was pretty much done in 1815

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (JUOKG)

300 Dem operatives are tweeting about that they need high late-turnout though. For what it's worth. Ive been at an 80% Dem voting location all day and hardly any voters. Dems really turned out for early voting tho

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (CQ3Qb)

301 The Monitor couldn't handle rough water, she would founder. But she was a tougher smaller target to hit and her two guns could bear in any direction by rotating the turret. The Virginia had more guns but was a huge target that could handle rougher seas.

IOW, it's a wash.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (JUOKG)


I've always been fascinated with the Monitor. And now, I recognize it for what it is, totally steampunk.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (3Ame7)

302
Kate Middleton is gorgeous.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (13CQC)

303 I wonder if the failure of the military and the DOD to pull Vindman from the NSC (and permitting him to testify again next week) helped PT decide it was time to reinstate Gallagher as Chief and pardon the two Army guys? It sounded as if the military upper echelon was mad (that statement they issued dripped of passive-aggressive bs) he overruled them and PT just said: Screw you! The libs are having a melt down, including some twit w ACLU, all angry about our National Honor diminished by the pardons, as if they knew anything about honor.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (ZZDMQ)

304 She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn

Kate?? damn.. get your eyes checked. STAT.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (dUJdY)



Just because everyone is saying she is cute does not make it so.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (HALdu)

305 Krapernick sucks !
Posted by: Ryan Leaf

Kamala sucks!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (+y/Ru)

306 Flood of those tweets went out about 15 mins ago. My typing sucks, trying to not be noticed

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (CQ3Qb)

307 Welp, time to bundle up, go outside, and have a cigar.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM

Good man. Just lit a fire, meself, and contemplating a quiet pipe.

Posted by: The otters at November 16, 2019 07:52 PM (1Ltc6)

308 Kate of Windsor us quite beautiful. Just ask your seeing eye dog.

Posted by: Moon howler at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (rO6nP)

309 Kate's got great hair, a pretty smile, nice eyes, and she has dimples---who doesn't love dimples?!

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (sGotD)

310 Kate Middleton is gorgeous.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (13CQC)




Every woman shown here, even the one with the moustache is cuter.

How does Kate not look like heck in the pic here?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (HALdu)

311 Just because everyone is saying she is cute does not make it so.

Yeah well, saying she's practically hideous doesn't make it so either. Jesus.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (dUJdY)

312 Carp. Off, surprise anal sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (1Ltc6)

313 Tryouts at an Atlanta high school, how exciting. I hope Colin makes the team.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:54 PM (COzlW)

314 313 Tryouts at an Atlanta high school, how exciting. I hope Colin makes the team.
Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:54 PM (COzlW)

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do they still have all-male cheering squads?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (XVuno)

315 Kate's got great hair, a pretty smile, nice eyes, and she has dimples---who doesn't love dimples?!
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (sGotD)



Go to the pic here, she is halfway to being skeletor, and that is with the weight of the royal family behind her.

she has no lips, her eyes are sunken into her head, bags under the eyes, huge forehead, no boobs, kind of anorexicish.

The best thing about her in the pic is the dress she borrowed from the queen.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (HALdu)

316 I've always been fascinated with the Monitor. And now, I recognize it for what it is, totally steampunk.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (3Ame7)


Armored turret, rotated by twin steam engines, mounting muzzleloading retractable naval guns, firing through gun ports with swinging shutters.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (t+qrx)

317 Kate usually looks great but if she gets too thin she's haggard. She needs to add 5 lbs. and keep it on.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (COzlW)

318
huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny.

Posted by: not so

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What? Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)

319 Yeah well, saying she's practically hideous doesn't make it so either.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (dUJdY)




No one said hideous the comment was not cute.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (HALdu)

320 Just because everyone is saying she is cute does not make it so.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (HALdu)
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So e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e else is wrong, but not you? LOL

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (sGotD)

321 Kate usually looks great but if she gets too thin she's haggard. She needs to add 5 lbs. and keep it on.
Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (COzlW)

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Horde-sourced beauty tips are the best beauty tips.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:57 PM (XVuno)

322 That idiot who hit Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet should never play in the NFL again.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:57 PM (Wi57B)

323 I've learned that if you beat people over the head incessantly with woke shit and mix in some accusations of racism, you'll eventually get everything you want and more. What a country!

Posted by: Colon Krapperdick at November 16, 2019 07:57 PM (EgshT)

324 276 Did someone ever recover that Virginia class ship that washed up in Africa?
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (HALdu)



I did years ago.

Posted by: Dirk Pitt at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (68Eft)

325 "The best thing about her in the pic is the dress she borrowed from the queen"

You are right, she is a peeg.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (Tnijr)

326 Dem operatives are tweeting about that they need high late-turnout though. For what it's worth. Ive been at an 80% Dem voting location all day and hardly any voters. Dems really turned out for early voting tho
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (CQ
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Are those code words for fire up the Buick and load up the trunk?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (wiXsO)

327
Every woman shown here, even the one with the moustache is cuter.

Posted by: not so

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You're trolling. And that chick with the "mustache" is cute, too.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (13CQC)

328 I think not so is just stirring shit.

Posted by: Ronster at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (s+LWh)

329 lol later... better things to do than discuss Kate Middleton's attractiveness or lack thereof.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (dUJdY)

330 "What? Click my nic"

Gawd those elbows.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (Tnijr)

331 huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny.

Posted by: not so

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What? Click my nic.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)




Same. You cannot see her eyes because of the sunglasses. Huge forehead, no lips, some boobs, and a figure that is as curvy as the road from Las Vegas to the California border.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (HALdu)

332 322 That idiot who hit Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet should never play in the NFL again.
Posted by: jsg



My favorite part are the celebrities and other 'luminaries' saying that Myles Garrett was defending himself from Rudolph. Samuel L Jackson is a dumb man.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (68Eft)

333
No one said hideous the comment was not cute.
Posted by: not so

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The comment was "huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny" and "haggard and worn."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (13CQC)

334 Wait wait wait...

You said, "Every woman shown here, even the one with the mustache is cuter."

You also said that Kate had a big nose. Is Kate's nose bigger than the nose on the girl in the first picture?

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (sGotD)

335
I don't think Kate is cute.

She's what they used to call a "handsome" woman.

Not ugly at all but not really girly looking.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (kauXV)

336 *slowly backs out of thread, closing door quietly*

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (t+qrx)

337 think not so is just stirring shit.
Posted by: Ronster at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (s+LWh)



No, she is not cute. She might be classy, I am not suggesting that she is is not now, however, she is not cute. Were she not a princess no one would give her the time of day.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (HALdu)

338
some boobs, and a figure that is as curvy as the road from Las Vegas to the California border.
Posted by: not so

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Who do you think is cute or pretty?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)

339 Well, I'd hit it.

Posted by: Matt Plauer at November 16, 2019 08:02 PM (EgshT)

340 Are those code words for fire up the Buick and load up the trunk?
Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (wiXsO)

No, believe it or not our voting system is extremely secure. I'll put it up against any state in the country.

The Edwards campaign had a huge push during early voting, I think they blew their load.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (CQ3Qb)

341
What? Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)

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i'd hit that... definitely a "1"

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (NqeSm)

342
*slowly backs out of thread, closing door quietly*
Posted by: hogmartin

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Git back in here! SIT. Stay.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (13CQC)

343
The Monitor couldn't handle rough water
IOW, it's a wash.
Posted by: Mr. Scott
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Intentional or not, a fine pun. Muldoon-worthy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (xSo9G)

344 No, she is not cute. She might be classy, I am not suggesting that she is is not now, however, she is not cute. Were she not a princess no one would give her the time of day.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (HALdu)


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That's what the h8trs used to say about me.

Posted by: Shep Smith at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (XVuno)

345 I would totally wear that long charcoal grey dress. Beautiful.

And here's an update on the battle of the thermostat: my husband and I just got in after being gone 5 hours and my FIL has raised the thermostat to 82. I can't breathe.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (zHvpi)

346 You also said that Kate had a big nose. Is Kate's nose bigger than the nose on the girl in the first picture?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (sGotD)


It is kind of hard to know because the moustache distorts everything.

Neither of them has a great nose, but kates is more bulbous and weird.

The chess chick could be cuter but someone needs to shave that hair off her face. Is there something they can do for the hairy forearms or is that just going to be there?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (HALdu)

347 I must have to clean the screen of my tablet. Katherine has always looked very pretty and classy. But if you're a shit stirrer, you'll say anything.

Posted by: Moon howler at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (rO6nP)

348 Blonde Morticia: In that picture you linked, Kate's t-shrt says, "Build The Wall."

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (sGotD)

349 What? Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)

Holy shit! You look just like her!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (hkouz)

350
I think Buttgig is making his move.

I saw his commercial during the 'Horns game.

Very well made (dammit!0 and who ever he's working with is smart enough to realize that one of the main reasons people like Trump is that he fights.

Buttgig's talking to a cheering fake crowd in the commercial, and he essentially sez "Oh, I'll fight. When it's right to fight. But, we(royal we) must never let fighting take control of what we do."

Something to that effect.

So, trying to undercut Trump's support and scoop it up cuz he'll "fight' "smarter" and bring us all together instead of dividing us.

Smart use of Democrat memes. This guy may wind up being the Dims candidate.


On the other hand, Bidet had a really old style lame-ass commercial where he's talking about how dangerous the world is cuz OrangemanBad!!!

Same stupid shit since they ran it on Goldwater.

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:07 PM (kauXV)

351 Armored turret, rotated by twin steam engines, mounting muzzleloading retractable naval guns, firing through gun ports with swinging shutters.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (t+qrx)

It was an amazing design - no one had ever built a rotating turret for their guns before the Monitor, up until then you had to maneuver the entire ship to aim your guns. And iirc, I believe the original Monitor turret had a 360 degree rotation.

Also, it used many of the principles that went into the first submarines, it's deck was only 2 or 3 feet above the water making it very hard to hit in battle. Well, the downside is obvious, that's why the original model ended up on the seafloor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:08 PM (V2Yro)

352 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)

353 Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (zHvpi)

Hi there!

Eris and I spotted your agent tailing us in Oakland County MI a few hours ago.

At least, the one we were meant to notice.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:10 PM (t+qrx)

354
On the other hand, Bidet had a really old style lame-ass commercial where he's talking about how dangerous the world is cuz OrangemanBad!!!

Same stupid shit since they ran it on Goldwater.

Sad.
Posted by: naturalfake


Uncle Joe plucking daisies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM (aKsyK)

355
Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (oVJmc)


Bad box office is due to sexism in 3..2..

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM (fIpKq)

356 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)


Yeah, poor kid.

There's no coming back from a dislocated hip for football anyway.

He'll always be in danger of dislocating it again if hit hard enough.

Bama's head coach is an a-hole.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM (kauXV)

357 "I think Buttgig is making his move"

Watch your rear.

Posted by: Suprise! at November 16, 2019 08:13 PM (Tnijr)

358 GAME THREAD:

I finaly got around to actually playing Death Stranding and it's amazing. Beautiful, strange, rediculous, it almost defies description. Critics call it a "walking simulator" and a"post apocolyptic package delivery simulator." It's completely new and fresh. And the sounds track is beyond perfection. Highly rated for people who like slower paced games.

Posted by: Max Power at November 16, 2019 08:13 PM (QCc6B)

359 Who do you think is cute or pretty?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)



Now that is an interesting question. First, personality has so much to do with that it is hard to say outright.

Second, were Kate not a princess and everyone was not going off about how pretty she is I would never think to comment about whether or not she was cute.

Third, as I have gotten older I have gone from having a singular ideal as to what was attractive or unattractive to having more of an appreciation of someone being their best. Does that make sense?

The comments about Kate are similar to those that were made about the mooch. They are kind of rebelling against everyone trying to shove the notion down our throats that the are beautiful, even when they are not.

Kate is not ugly, she is definitely in the top half of humanity as attractiveness goes, but she is definitely in the top 10 percent.

The question of who I find beautiful or attractive is complicated because I tend to be skeptical of everyone that everyone insists is attractive.

My rule of thumb is that you should make your "hot or not" determination after hosing someone down with a garden hose so the advantages of expensive wardrobe and make up have bee minimized.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:13 PM (HALdu)

360 Kate had a big nose.

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History trivia time. Who was the real life Big Nose Kate?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:14 PM (+y/Ru)

361 Blonde Morticia: In that picture you linked, Kate's t-shrt says, "Build The Wall."

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (sGotD)



It reads: Rebuild the Wall. Hadrian's Wall. She wants to keep the Scots out of England

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:14 PM (fIpKq)

362 I must have to clean the screen of my tablet. Katherine has always looked very pretty and classy. But if you're a shit stirrer, you'll say anything.
Posted by: Moon howler at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (rO6nP)



Just because someone disagrees with you does not make them a shit stirrer. Do you have a list of received wisdom and official positions you could publish to avoid future confrontations?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (HALdu)

363 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

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The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

364 And
here's an update on the battle of the thermostat: my husband and I just
got in after being gone 5 hours and my FIL has raised the thermostat to
82. I can't breathe.



Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (zHvpi)

Bullet to the boiler, pass out the blankets.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (9Om/r)

365 The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

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Hold my beer.

Posted by: Terminator Dark Fate at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (XVuno)

366 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

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The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)



Makes you wonder if they sold five times the shares to investors and had to make a bomb.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:17 PM (HALdu)

367 The sign's wrong. It should read:

Kapperdick Workout
and
Puppet Show

Posted by: Chuck C at November 16, 2019 08:17 PM (r6GXX)

368 The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

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Hold my beer.
Posted by: Terminator Dark Fate at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (XVuno)



Not so fast there, TDF.

Posted by: Knives Out! at November 16, 2019 08:18 PM (kauXV)

369 At least, the one we were meant to notice.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:10 PM (t+qrx)
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The one with the sunglasses and earpiece driving the Wienermobile? That one?

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:18 PM (zHvpi)

370 340 No, believe it or not our voting system is extremely secure. I'll put it up against any state in the country.

The Edwards campaign had a huge push during early voting, I think they blew their load.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (CQ3Qb)

Thanks for posting that, Brian. I think FL has a pretty secure system, too, now that Brenda Snipes is no longer at Broward County. There was a reason Wolf kept begging for more votes from Broward during the 2016 election. The crap she pulled during the 2018 election (kept voting for almost 4 days after the polls closed) almost worked to pull Andrew Gillum over the line.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:18 PM (ZZDMQ)

371 They both should be released Straight to RiffTrax.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:19 PM (V2Yro)

372 Makes you wonder if they sold five times the shares to investors and had to make a bomb.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:17 PM (HALdu)

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Charlie's Angels II: Springtime For Hitler Boogaloo?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:19 PM (XVuno)

373 363:The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!


The Trailer is correct. John Nolte reviewed both the stinker (he said is sucked) and that Ford v Ferrari was amazing. Going by just the trailer for it, he's right. I want to see it and I hate MATT DAMON.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:19 PM (68Eft)

374 Brrrrrrrerr-cicle! It's a chilly one!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:20 PM (nOpGg)

375 Marshall Ney had done his job and kept his army between Waterloo and
the Prussian column (army), then Napoleon might have won at Waterloo.

It was a near run thing. The Prussians arrived late in the day, and
over ran an exhausted French army that had been fighting the Brits all
day.



Later when Ney showed up, the battle was lost.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (Wmf3G)

But even if the French won at Waterloo was it just delaying the inevitable? Considering the losses France had suffered since the Russian campaign and that most of Europe was arrayed against him and hellbent on being rid of him once and for all
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (UDinV)

Ney was at Waterloo, screwing up the attack in the center of the line.

Grouchy was the cavalry dunce who let the Prussians walk by him to Waterloo.

And yes, if Nappy had won at Waterloo he had several hundred thousand Austrians and then Russians to beat, so barring a miracle like the one that saved Freddie the Great, it would have just extended the war for 6 months to a year.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:20 PM (FTPn0)

376 Beauty is subjective. I think Kate is more attractive than I am, for sure, but I'm purt' near 60 and could stand to lose a few pounds, and I have a bit of an overbite. I'm all personality.

I think Melania has bitch face, but she's pretty all the same. I also thought Mooch was pretty enough when she smiled.

The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.

Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

377 I must be slow today, but I'm not seeing a "forced" mate in 3 on the Beginner problem. What's wrong with

1. Be6+ Qxe6+
2. Pxe6 (or Rxe6) ...

White will win eventually, but it'll take more than 3 moves. What am I missing?

Posted by: Sun-Tzu's Shih-Tzu at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (4tV+0)

378 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)

Yeah, poor kid.

There's no coming back from a dislocated hip for football anyway.

He'll always be in danger of dislocating it again if hit hard enough.

Bama's head coach is an a-hole.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM/i]


Hip dislocation is what ended Bo Jackson's career, iirc.

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (786Ro)

379
Bullet to the boiler, pass out the blankets.
Posted by: Berserker
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And man the pumps.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (xSo9G)

380 The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

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She didn't kill Webb Hubbell's boner, IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (XVuno)

381 Bullet to the boiler, pass out the blankets.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (9Om/r)
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Good thought, but last time we were here in the winter the boiler blew up and that was no fun. We are just going to keep opening windows and turning down the thermostat. We are going to win this battle.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (zHvpi)

382 The Moniter Merrimack Maritime museum in Newport News va is a nice visit. I recommend it
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

If you are near Vicksburg MS, the USS Cairo river gunboat from the Civil War is there, left half as found in the river after its loss to a "torpedo" and half restored to original state.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (FTPn0)

383 Bluebell: Buy your FIL those one piece long underware. Their soft cotton and give an extra layer of warmth. Maybe he won't need it so warm.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (KSBDE)

384 She didn't kill Webb Hubbell's boner, IYKWIMAITTYD.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (XVuno)

Ack. There ya go.

Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:24 PM (OX9vb)

385
Bluebell: Buy your FIL those one piece long underware. Their soft cotton and give an extra layer of warmth. Maybe he won't need it so warm.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents


Maybe Mike Lindell will come out with MyUnderwear.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 08:25 PM (aKsyK)

386 The Edwards campaign had a huge push during early voting, I think they blew their load.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (CQ3Qb)

runoffs always come down to turnout, more than anything. As in most of the country, Dems have always been better organized than Reps in Louisiana, which gives them an edge. Still, you can never know til it's over, no way to predict a number like turnout.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:25 PM (V2Yro)

387 The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

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She didn't kill Webb Hubbell's boner, IYKWIMAITTYD.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (XVuno)



Damn near had to kill myself with alcohol poisoning to do the deed.

IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: Zombie Webb Hubbell at November 16, 2019 08:25 PM (kauXV)

388 Dems really turned out for early voting tho

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

The turn out is now 100K over the primaries - I don't think that's too unusual but Dems have been crowing about it.

I think south Louisiana goes for Bel Edwards and if turn out is significant - he wins easily. North Louisiana (north of the "Turkey Creek" line) goes for Rispone and if turn out is significant there, maybe, just maybe - he wins.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (32YRo)

389 Bluebell: Buy your FIL those one piece long underware. Their soft cotton and give an extra layer of warmth. Maybe he won't need it so warm.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (KSBDE)
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He wouldn't wear them. We bought him flannel sheets 15 years ago for Christmas. They are still in the package, in the closet of the spare room where we stay.

God love him, he's 88 and I guess he wants perpetual summer.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (zHvpi)

390 Ack. Ack.

Posted by: Martian at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (r+sAi)

391 OK, OK, you history illiterates. Big Nose Kate was Doc Holliday's girlfriend. She was a professional woman.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (+y/Ru)

392 378 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)

Yeah, poor kid.

There's no coming back from a dislocated hip for football anyway.

He'll always be in danger of dislocating it again if hit hard enough.

Bama's head coach is an a-hole.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM/i]


Hip dislocation is what ended Bo Jackson's career, iirc.
Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (786Ro)

Same injury. Bama's doctor says full recovery but a pro team doctor wrote that with the broken bone that his career is likely over and will need a complete hip replacement. Bama in full damage control. (Remove spaces)

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/ pro-football-doc/story/2019- 11-16/profootballdoc-alabama-tua-tagovailoa -hip-injury-nfl-career

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (I197Y)

393 FIL has raised the thermostat to 82. I can't breathe.

How old is that codger. I go ballistic if my wife turns it up to 68.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM (y7DUB)

394 Well that's nice. The AoSHQ was linked 4 times at Doug Ross @ Journal today. Might have to hit the tip jar again! For the holidays yo!

Posted by: t-dubya-d at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM (RZWC0)

395 Bluebell, isn't that unhealthy to have the temps so high? I thought that there were health reasons, besides being more economically and environmentally friendly, to keep your thermostat at closer to 72? Flu can be such a serious concern for older folks, even w the shot, that might be a good thing to wear extra clothes and skip the hi temps. Good luck, that sounds miserable.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM (ZZDMQ)

396 Please please be OK President Trump

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:28 PM (dKiJG)

397 While I was outside freezing and stargazing I managed to zip my goatee up in my jacket zipper. Now I have two bald spots.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:28 PM (nOpGg)

398 Reports are saying President Trump is in the hospital for chest pain

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (dKiJG)

399 God love him, he's 88 and I guess he wants perpetual summer.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (zHvpi)


I see perpetual heat in his future.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (y7DUB)

400 Link Patrick?

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 08:31 PM (Tnijr)

401 I see nothing about PDT and chest pains?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (yWXpx)

402
I see perpetual heat in his future.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (y7DUB)

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Tell him to say hi to Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (XVuno)

403
Bluebell, isn't that unhealthy to have the temps so high? I thought that
there were health reasons, besides being more economically and
environmentally friendly, to keep your thermostat at closer to 72? Flu
can be such a serious concern for older folks, even w the shot, that
might be a good thing to wear extra clothes and skip the hi temps. Good
luck, that sounds miserable.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM

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When we bought this house in February 2016 I did the final walk through the day before we closed. She had the thermostat on 86 and had the propane fireplace as high as it could go, it was 48 degrees outside and about 100 inside. She was 84 and might have weighed 85 pounds soaking wet.

I was sweating my a$$ off and couldn't wait to leave.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (JUOKG)

404 398 Reports are saying President Trump is in the hospital for chest pain
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (dKiJG)

Link? Scource?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (I197Y)

405 Oklahoma-Baylor has become interesting.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (Okmx3)

406 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

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The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

Kristen Stewart is the dumbest and most unattractive actress in Hollywood today. She was on the Stern show and she actually said ' She was so good. I was literally floored by her performance'. She also talked about her upcoming marriage to her girlfriend.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (2DOZq)

407 It's on Twitter Just Popped up on my Feed.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (dKiJG)

408 I see perpetual heat in his future.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (y7DUB)
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No no no, he's a sweetie, he really is. I'm just chillin' by the open window.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (zHvpi)

409 359 Who do you think is cute or pretty?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)

the Hedwig is cute

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (rpxSz)

410 I see Trump was having a lookover today but nothing like chest pain.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (Wi57B)

411
The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

========

I'm being a wee tad contrary here, but I've always been surprised at Hillary's potential when she was younger. She definitely looked better than Chelsea, although that ain't sayin' much.

Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (13CQC)

412 I heard he was just getting a check up earlier today

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (UUBmN)

413 risten Stewart is the dumbest and most unattractive actress in Hollywood today. She was on the Stern show and she actually said ' She was so good. I was literally floored by her performance'. She also talked about her upcoming marriage to her girlfriend.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (2DOZq)




She is not cute either

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (HALdu)

414 21-3 Baylor over OU.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:35 PM (68Eft)

415 I see Trump was having a lookover today but nothing like chest pain.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM

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Pretty sure the chest pain thing is just democrats wish casting.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (JUOKG)

416 Trump loves the brawling. It energizes him. Thank God that we have him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (XVuno)

417 George Conway has got to be the biggest ass on the planet. He called Elise Stefanik trash and tweeted a doctored photo of her that he has since deleted. He then sent a bunch of nasty tweets and encouraged everyone to donate to the Dem opponent and showed a copy of the receipt where he donated the maximum amount.
This man is sick.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (wiXsO)

418 Trump did have a pain in the ass. Schiffitis.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (2DOZq)

419 passive agressive trolling

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (B+t5k)

420 There have long been story's in North Caroline of a mysterious boys school master named Peter Ney, a frenchman of great intelligence and skill who seemed to have no past, and who would never speak of his. yes, yes, Marshall Ney was executed - but then again, was that really him, or was there a last minute secret switch?

One good story from a school where Peter Ney was teaching math - a young, vigorous french fencing instructor had been hired to teach the boys, and he was widely reputed to be a master at the sport. For fun, the much older Peter Ney challenged him to a public fencing contest, where he defeated the younger man almost effortlessly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (V2Yro)

421
No no no, he's a sweetie, he really is. I'm just chillin' by the open window.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (zHvpi)
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Are you trying to heat the neighborhood?!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (nOpGg)

422 Evening, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (Ki5SV)

423 We're going to dinner.

Here's my "Dr Sleep" review for Movie Thread-

Saw "Dr Sleep" this week

I have to say I enjoyed it, which I did not expect.

The script corrected or minimized a lot of the defects of the novel.

The all powerful Mary Sue issue still exists, but is tempered a bit. and Dan Torrance is allowed his moment to shine(!).

Not really a horror movie. Sort of a "The Shining" influenced supernatural thriller. And in that, not truly a sequel to The Shining.

Well directed. Very good acting all around. Nice script with some nice moments and set pieces. Very well-paced, no slow moments.

Fake Shelley Duval and Faux Jack Nicholson are a bit distracting but you roll with it. Fake Scatman Crothers is dead on.

If you have a Shoe Size IQ, you will still see the ending coming from a mile away. But, it's well done.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (kauXV)

424 No no no, he's a sweetie, he really is. I'm just chillin' by the open window.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (zHvpi)


You're very forgiving. I get very irritated in high temperatures; and by high I mean above 65.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (y7DUB)

425 I'm being a wee tad contrary here, but I've always been surprised at Hillary's potential when she was younger. She definitely looked better than Chelsea, although that ain't sayin' much.

Click my nic.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (13CQC)

Kathy Baker on a good day. Still fugly

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (rpxSz)

426 I saw it on Twitter, it must be true!

Posted by: Dudly Do-Right, 21st Century at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (68Eft)

427 (AP) - President Donald Trump was at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as partof his annual physical.


The appointment wasn't on his weekend public schedule that was released Friday night, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old Trump was "anticipating a very busy 2020" and wanted to take advantage of "a free weekend" in Washington to begin "portions of his routine" checkup.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (fIpKq)

428 Was away for a bit. I've been to the Stonehenge at Maryhill as well. Quietly awesome. Overlooks the river and the bronze plates name the men of Klickitat County who died in WW I.
The museum reflects Sam Hill's friendship with Renoir, Queen Marie of Romania and is an okay display for same.
The grounds are indeed gorgeous. I have camped at the campground along the river. No more. Too noisy from the train traffic.
I did see the transit of Mercury across the sun through the telescope at the Goldendale Observatory. That was very cool.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (Tt761)

429 You're very forgiving. I get very irritated in high temperatures; and by high I mean above 65.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM
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When we lived in Alaska for four years I kept the bedroom window open at night because it was too warm.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (JUOKG)

430 409 359 Who do you think is cute or pretty?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)

the Hedwig is cute

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (rpxSz)

but what about the angry inch?

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:39 PM (V2Yro)

431 I think Kate is very pretty, she has nice eyes, a great smile, and she dresses like a lady, which I appreciate. There's no accounting for taste.

My husband thinks Audrey Hepburn is a homely twig, while I think she's one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. ::shrug: :: I enjoy seeing Kate every week and checking out her fashion choices, most of which I love.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:39 PM (65i3Q)

432 At 82, I would expect to see a thunderstorm form up in a corner of a room.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:40 PM (Wi57B)

433 The appointment wasn't on his weekend public schedule that was released Friday night, and his last physical was in February.

Given his age, responsibilities, and the fact that he may not have time in 2020 to get to it, getting a checkup nine months after the last one makes perfect sense.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 08:40 PM (I2/tG)

434 FU CNN they are speculating because the trip wasn't Scheduled

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (dKiJG)

435 Just finished re-watching 'The Highwaymen' with Costner and Harrelson.


Still as enjoyable the second time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (cqNba)

436 OK. Time to climb into the ol' sleeping bag. Night everyone!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (nOpGg)

437 the Hedwig is cute

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (rpxSz)

but what about the angry inch?
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:39 PM (V2Yro)

Hedy is one of the best looking women ever

easily the best looking actress of all time and the smartest

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (rpxSz)

438

As a kid, I never understood the song that goes reelin' in the years. I still don't

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (bNaFO)

439 At 82, I would expect to see a thunderstorm form up in a corner of a room.
Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:40 PM (Wi57B)
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Oops, sorry. That's just me with my frowny face.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (zHvpi)

440 Good night Weasel. Wish I could send some of this warmth down your way.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (zHvpi)

441 As a kid, I never understood the song that goes reelin' in the years. I still don't


You're stowing away the time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (gd9RK)

442 I'm going tp get willowed, I know it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (Ki5SV)

443 Tua ay have suffered Bo's injury, but Bo's was almost 30 years ago.

Maybe medicine has not advanced to the point Tua can play in the NFL, but I hope he'll be a little better off.

And damn, Baylor is taking the Sooners to school.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (Okmx3)

444 "I never understood the song that goes reelin' in the years."

Time spent fishing is never wasted.

Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (Tnijr)

445

I wish I could stow Time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (bNaFO)

446 Hedy is one of the best looking women ever



easily the best looking actress of all time and the smartest

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (rpxSz)


Hedley. Hedley

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:44 PM (fIpKq)

447 Logprof, how the heck are you? Long time no see.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (zHvpi)

448 When we lived in Alaska for four years I kept the bedroom window open at night because it was too warm.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (JUOKG)


I was in Fairbanks this summer where it was unseasonably hot. When a local told me about the winter temps I started salivating. The only reason I don't keep a window open here in NE Ohio is that the meds my wife takes make her unusually cold.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (y7DUB)

449 I'm going tp get willowed, I know it.


I doubt it. I think the Dildo is passed out in a dank alley.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (gd9RK)

450 I wish Bo Jackson had decided to be a Decathlete. He would have set a record that would not be broken in 100 years.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (2DOZq)

451 403
Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM

When we bought this house in February 2016 I did the final walk through the day before we closed. She had the thermostat on 86 and had the propane fireplace as high as it could go, it was 48 degrees outside and about 100 inside. She was 84 and might have weighed 85 pounds soaking wet.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (JUOKG)


I've noticed that I've been turning the heat higher since I got sick. Not that high, but higher than I used to.

Posted by: rickl at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (7vvoJ)

452 "I wish I could stow Time."

Not me. I just threw away a bunch of National Geographics.

Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (Tnijr)

453 Picked up an early Christmas present today - The Movie Musical! by Jeanine Basinger. It's a lovely book, what I've read of it so far, but it depresses the hell out of me because I can't help but compare Hollywood perfection in looks and talent to my own self.

I really do wish I didn't brood so much.

But I recommend the book.

https://tinyurl.com/whb3yca

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (Ki5SV)

454 450 I wish Bo Jackson had decided to be a Decathlete. He would have set a record that would not be broken in 100 years.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (2DOZq)

Broke his bat and still homered.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:47 PM (Wi57B)

455 ohmigod surprise score of the day - still just 2nd quarter, but Baylor 28, Oklahoma 3!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:47 PM (V2Yro)

456 Arizona St. and Oregon St are playing a fun game. 21-21 right now. It's been fun to watch. They show some shots of outside the stadium. Corvallis looks like a lovely area. In fact, I haven't' seen a picture of Oregon that wasn't scenic. Too bad about all the lunatics.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:48 PM (68Eft)

457 I really hate the press I really really really hate the press


Fake News Trump has left Walter Reed and is back after a "Brief" check.

FU all They are to pull a Hillary moment

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:48 PM (dKiJG)

458 I
was in Fairbanks this summer where it was unseasonably hot. When a
local told me about the winter temps I started salivating. The only
reason I don't keep a window open here in NE Ohio is that the meds my
wife takes make her unusually cold.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM

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I grew up in Akron. Winter temps there can get to 20 below. Almost as bad as Alaska.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:49 PM (JUOKG)

459 I wish I could stow Time.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (bNaFO)

gather up the tears?

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:49 PM (V2Yro)

460 Bo Jackson may have been a HoF'r in 2 sports. He was a pretty decent baseball player too.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:50 PM (68Eft)

461 I wish I could stow Time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (bNaFO)



gather up the tears?

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:49 PM

Talk to the new Mary Poppins, apparently she can cause temporal anomalies.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:50 PM (JUOKG)

462

I say chaps, do we receive moviesign tonight?

Posted by: Feckless Prickwit at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (nWzqh)

463
Gatherin' up the cheese.
Have you had enough of mine?


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (bNaFO)

464 Humidity is not only about the heat. 34 degrees in Louisiana was 100x more miserable to me than 12 degrees in the Catskills skiing.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (2DOZq)

465 Broke his bat and still homered.

Me too.

Posted by: John Wayne Bobbit at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (H5knJ)

466 "I say chaps, do we receive moviesign tonight?"

Hope so.

Maybe we can discuss the new Charlie's Angels.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:52 PM (cqNba)

467 Well I hope it's just the lying press throwing more stones at the President, and he's actually fine.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 08:53 PM (5aX2M)

468 Speaking of Knives Out! I actually watched an interview with Rian Johnson speaking. Holy crap, I would have blown my brains out on set if I'd had to listen to that creepy, lisping mental deficient every day. No wonder Mark Hamill went insane.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:53 PM (65i3Q)

469 Maybe we can discuss the new Charlie's Angels.


It looks like garbage.

Next...

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:54 PM (68Eft)

470 447 Logprof, how the heck are you? Long time no see.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (zHvpi)

--Been better. Stuck in hospital for seven weeks (early August to late September). Pretty shambolic right now and moving back to Tidewater.

Happy to be reacquainted with my laptop to finish my novel.

Funny aside: I play two fantasy leagues. In the Moron League, I'm 2-7 after being on autopilot for eight weeks. In the other (with college buddies that dates back to 2001), I'm 8-1, LMAO (thanks Aaron Jones, Zeke, and Russell Wilson). The fantasy football gods have a sense of humour.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:54 PM (Okmx3)

471 Lucianne has posted article about the "checkup" in the Daily Mail.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 08:54 PM (tkNkP)

472 Just bought a 18k btu propane convection cabinet heater for working in a 480ft^2 garage in mid Michigan. Somebody tell me why that's an idiot move. I'll read responses when I get home. Thanks!

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (4aDMv)

473 ohmigod surprise score of the day - still just 2nd quarter, but Baylor 28, Oklahoma 3!
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:47 PM (V2Yro)
********
Next week the 'Horns against the Bears is not a game I am looking forward to.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (wiXsO)

474

Hogmartin, sure thats big enough?

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (nWzqh)

475 Speaking of Knives Out! I actually watched an interview with Rian Johnson speaking. Holy crap, I would have blown my brains out on set if I'd had to listen to that creepy, lisping mental deficient every day. No wonder Mark Hamill went insane.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:53 PM (65i3Q)

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Disney was insane to hire a soyboi who was quoted as saying that "if half your audience doesn't leave the theater pissed off, you haven't done your job as a director."

Kathleen Kennedy, I'm looking right at you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (XVuno)

476 Maybe we can discuss the new Charlie's Angels.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:52 PM (cqNba)

It's fishing tonight, I think.

Grace Randolph said she liked it more than she thought she would after seeing the trailers, but that it was going to bomb, anyway.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (65i3Q)

477 I guess Mr. Empire and I got it backwards. He's the heat-lover, where I like cool-to-cold temps, especially when trying to sleep. He keeps wanting to raise the thermostat, while I keep wanting to lower it. We compromised on 74 during the Texas "winter"; he wears a jacket, and I close the heat vents in my office/bedroom.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (Dn5hx)

478 Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (4aDMv)

Buy a carbon monoxide alarm for your garage too.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:57 PM (2DOZq)

479 Yeah it looks like PDT is fine.

If it weren't for lying about the President, what would Twitter even be for?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 08:57 PM (5aX2M)

480 Buy a carbon monoxide alarm for your garage too.

Good call!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 08:57 PM (nWzqh)

481 Jalen Hurts is looking mortal tonight.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:58 PM (Okmx3)

482 Oregon St. 28 - Arizona St. 21

Looks to be one of those whoever has the ball last will win. Just saw that West Virginia upset KSU today. Good for them. They have had a tough year.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:58 PM (68Eft)

483 It's fishing tonight, I think.


Fishing relies on a Dildo to post it. The Dildo received and acknowledged the fishy post which is actually about Prometheus tonight and had some back and forth banter about it.

The Dildo also just flew in from Europe today and I assume he's passed out in a pile of stewardesses.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 08:59 PM (gd9RK)

484 Bo hated running the mile. He has crazy HS decathlon records where he skipped running it

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 16, 2019 08:59 PM (4vWPM)

485 Got a CO detector already for that space thx
Good call

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:59 PM (tkwUs)

486 The Dildo also just flew in from Europe today and I assume he's passed out in a pile of stewardesses.


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Transatlantic dildo is the best dildo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:00 PM (XVuno)

487 Not me. I just threw away a bunch of National Geographics.
Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (Tnijr)

--Who the heck tosses NG'S?!

To be sure, they've gone berserk with the climate change crap, but the "Wildlife as Canon Sees It" ad alone is worth the spare change the thrift store charges.

I donated a shit ton of them to Goodwill. Kept the maps, though; those are priceless.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:00 PM (Okmx3)

488
You wanted a fishing thread
You'd settle for an extended chess thread
You get flying dildos

Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 09:01 PM (Tnijr)

489 213 In a couple of hours the entire media will be blaming Trump for the re-election of a Dem governor.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Unfortunately this...

This was always going to be a tough one for Trump to stick his nose into -


Fighters don't win them all. Trump is showing the rest of the country, and the whiny Repubs what must be done, even if you don't win.

GOPe would never have tried, and then spent overtime with multiple excuses.

That is the difference I have seen in the last 3 years.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:01 PM (sy5kK)

490 Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???
Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 05:34 PM (UUBmN)

Geeze. National Health is really going downhill fast. Even here in Canada, a woman can usually get a bed in a maternity ward.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 09:02 PM (/sgva)

491 Also! NOOD camping post.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:02 PM (XVuno)

492
This is worth the short read:

https://tinyurl.com/vjbl4bl

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 09:02 PM (r+sAi)

493 472 Just bought a 18k btu propane convection cabinet heater for working in a 480ft^2 garage in mid Michigan. Somebody tell me why that's an idiot move. I'll read responses when I get home. Thanks!
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (4aDMv)

should be fine from May to October

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (rpxSz)

494 "--Who the heck tosses NG'S?! "

Me. They got to where I couldn't read them anymore, and I've been reading them for 29 plus years. My sister gave me a subscription every year but I called and canceled it. A bunch of them were still in the wrapper.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:04 PM (Tnijr)

495 NOOD

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 09:05 PM (sGotD)

496 testing

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 09:06 PM (B+t5k)

497 456 Arizona St. and Oregon St are playing a fun game. 21-21 right now. It's been fun to watch. They show some shots of outside the stadium. Corvallis looks like a lovely area. In fact, I haven't' seen a picture of Oregon that wasn't scenic. Too bad about all the lunatics.
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:48 PM (68Eft)

Corvallis is not Eugene, or Portland, for that matter.

Mostly normal people live there, and mostly normal students go there.

As a Dawg visiting there for games a few times, I have always been treated great by the locals.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (sy5kK)

498 Did a dingo eat baby #3,Baby#4's usually get delivered by Uber stork and made into scullery maids or chimney sweeps.

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2019 09:15 PM (5IHGB)

499 Disney was insane to hire a soyboi who was quoted as saying that "if half your audience doesn't leave the theater pissed off, you haven't done your job as a director."

-
Broke: The customer is always right.

Woke: Piss off the customer!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 09:19 PM (+y/Ru)

500 377 I must be slow today, but I'm not seeing a "forced" mate in 3 on the Beginner problem. What's wrong with
1. Be6+ Qxe6+
2. Pxe6 (or Rxe6) ...

White will win eventually, but it'll take more than 3 moves. What am I missing?

Posted by: Sun-Tzu's Shih-Tzu at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (4tV+0)


You're absolutely right. I should've spent more time checking the solution. Your line results in a mate in 8:

1.Be6+ Qxe6+
2.dxe6 Kf8
3.e7+ Kf7
4.e8=Q+ Kxe8
5.Rxg7 Kf8
6.Rc7 Kg8
7.Rxd6 c3
8.Rd8#

So it's not a forced mate in 3. Good catch.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 09:25 PM (3Ame7)

501 Yeah well, saying she's practically hideous doesn't make it so either. Jesus.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (dUJdY)

She's not hideous, but not really stunning, either. Fair to middling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 09:29 PM (/sgva)

502 Also, it used many of the principles that went into the first submarines, it's deck was only 2 or 3 feet above the water making it very hard to hit in battle. Well, the downside is obvious, that's why the original model ended up on the seafloor.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:08 PM (V2Yro)

They should have packed all the empty space with empty plastic soda bottles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (/sgva)

503 Roberto Clemente's Widow Vera Has Passed away

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (BqBId)

504 Re 500: I'm not sure that white even gets a mate, on that line of play.
1. Be6+ Qxe6+
2. dxe6 Kf8
3. e7+ BUT Kxe7 instead
then if
4. Rxg7+ Kf8 ( and white has to retreat or lose the g file rook)

Any other move by white at 4. then .... Bxh6 reduces white to 1 rook and black can escape and move his pawns.
If white retreats the rook from g7, black can likely escape to some sanctuary among his pawns.
I cannot see exactly how that would work out, as it would not be forced.
But this situation is not mate in 3 nor mate in 8.

Posted by: Dyspeptic Curmudgeon at November 17, 2019 02:00 AM (JUc6Q)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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H/T Legally Sufficient

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Good afternoon Morons, Lurkers and Pets. Thank you for cruising to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back for a couple of hours and enjoy the world of pets.


The Ace of Spades Pet Thread attempts to stay away from current events and politics. However once in awhile a funny meme finds it way here. Thanks to Bitter Clinger for the following:

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Are these the best dog movies ever?

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Must watch video.

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Are there dogs which flunk out of guide school? Yes and here is what happens to them. Quite the story.


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Is that a rocket? Is that a squirrel? Nope, it's a cat with a fluffy tail. H/T Shibumi


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"The Power of the Dog"

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie --
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find -- it's your own affair --
But . . . you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit hat answered your every mood
Is gone -- wherever it goes -- for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept'em, the more do we grieve;

For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long --
So why in -- Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
-Rudyard Kipling


H/T Hrothgar


Spot on.


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Meet The PetMorons


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This spring I vented on a Pet Thread that some asshole shot my 4 year-old cat, Bubbles, and his right leg was amputated.

He seems to have recovered. Bandwidth does not permit the video of pacing, looking for a quiet spot, running inside through the cat door into a bedroom and killing the bird while using my shoes as a trap. Always lovely to clean up, but he was really proud of himself. -Carpe Manana, an original lurker and infrequent commenter

Shooting someone's pet is about as low as a piece of human scum gets. So happy to hear that Bubbles has adjusted to being a 3 legged cat.

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Dear Mis. Hum.,

Here is a photo of Tobi, who is a Russian Blue. They're supposed to be hypoallergenic. I am still gathering emprirical evidence of that.

Cheers,
GolfBoy

Well GolfBoy, keep us posted on all of that scientific research you are doing. Tobi sure has a regal appearance. Thanks for your submission.

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Long time lurker and have enjoyed the weekly pet thread. It’s amazing how these animals burrow into our hearts.
This is Dora our Husky mix. She is our 60lb lap dog wondering why I quit scratching her while watching Jeopardy.
She is a mutt and a rescue dog I found while working in NC.
Never could understand why the good Lord sent me to NC when ATL construction was booming.
But it all make sense now.
Had to get Dora.

The Lord does things in mysterious ways at times. 60# lap dog is impressive. She looks like she is a fun dog. Sounds like the rescue was mutual. Thanks!

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Longtime lurker. Love Ace of Spades and the pet thread. These useless doggo’s are accidental family. Neither were chosen but they wormed their way into our hearts anyway. Bella the pittie is the newest to the family, complements of our son who failed to launch. The big eared guy is Koda, hard to say no to a little girl that wanted a pony and settled for him. He is and always will be the comic relief around our house. They make my life better and that’s all that matters. Koda was there for me after my Dad died and made it his mission to bring me out of the sadness that engulfed me. They both make everyday worth the trouble.

From the look of those two angels it is easy to see how they wormed their way into your hearts. Wonderful story and pets. Thanks for sharing.


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Another Saturday, another great group of PetMorons and their humans! Thank you so much for making this thread work.

If you have something to share please forward your story, link, photo, etc. to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

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1 Yay! Pet Thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:01 PM (Dhht7)

2 Great group of moronimals. Is that a rat in Bubbles mouth? Or a giant mouse?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:08 PM (Dhht7)

3 That cat in the cartoon looks like Schiff !!!!!

Posted by: James at November 16, 2019 03:09 PM (qM84C)

4 I think it's a bird.

Posted by: Yoinks! at November 16, 2019 03:10 PM (vqIkG)

5 Happy Caturday! Love the proof of Russian collusion named Tobi.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:10 PM (pPNCa)

6 That's a great pic of Dora. And Tobi is a real cutie.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:10 PM (Dhht7)

7 Doesn't look like a bird. Looks like rodent.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:12 PM (Dhht7)

8 Kiping is a master poet for a reason.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 03:15 PM (W+kMI)

9 Tobi looks just like our Bleu except Bleu has a white patch on her chest. I would like a pure Russian Blue but couldn't find one.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 03:16 PM (UUBmN)

10 Kipling's not a bad poet either.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:16 PM (Dhht7)

11 No Moon Moon ?

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 03:17 PM (o7TQR)

12 Pavlov's kittehs: Cats who have trained their Japanese human to drop treats on their plates when they ring service bells:

https://tinyurl.com/suyc9fn

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:17 PM (pPNCa)

13 We had an owl in our backyard this week. It was there for a couple of days but is gone now. We have a shed in the yard and it perched on a post by the roof. Definitely not afraid of us. There is an old farmhouse a few blocks down thai is a bit wooded. I suspect it lives there and came by to hunt for a bit.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 03:18 PM (Lqy/e)

14 List of dog movies does not acknowledge All Dogs Go To Heaven and Old Yeller 2: Savage Sam.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 03:24 PM (W+kMI)

15 How can you leave "A Dog's Purpose" of any top 10 or top 5 list? Ridiculous.

Posted by: Niblick386 at November 16, 2019 03:27 PM (Av7TK)

16 We had an owl in our backyard this week.

Do you know what kind of owl it is? I'm curious because in some years snowy owls come as far south as southern New England for the winter (it's technically called an irruption) even though their normal habitat is Alaska and northern Canada.

For bird watchers and the TX MoMe folks: here's a short video of the owls who live on the campus of Rice University. They're the school's mascots:

https://tinyurl.com/vfmoe66

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:28 PM (pPNCa)

17 Such nice and interesting pets today.

Thanks also for finding and posting the article about guide dog rejects. Memories. Back in the early 80's we lived in Morris County N.J. and there was a well known guide dog training school in downtown Morristown. I had to drive around the Morristown Square to get to work and come back home from work and there were always dogs (mostly black labs) being walked by their trainers-practicing curbs and stops and commands. I can't tell you how many times I almost rear-ended a car in front of me because I was so taken with admiring the good doggehs.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 03:28 PM (tkNkP)

18 I like the kitty with dinner in its mouth

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:30 PM (eaw6P)

19 Best dog movies?

Pshaw! Harrumph!

No "Goodbye, My Lady". And no "Old Yeller" mean

It's not a list of best dog movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 03:30 PM (kauXV)

20 Poor list of dog movies. No "Hachi" or "Old Yeller." Only two on the list I would agree with -- "Lassie Come Home" and "My Dog Skip" (#10?) All the anthropomorphic movies like "Homeward Bound" (including most Disney movies) are a disgrace to canine nature and dignity.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 03:31 PM (H8QX8)

21 I just got back from the Mecca of Good Doggehs, the Philadelphia Kennel Club Dog Show!

It was a GREAT show today, I won't spoil anything for those who watch on Thanksgiving

GolfBoy! Please let me know if the Russian Blue is in fact hypoallergenic. I really miss having a cat!

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 03:31 PM (Rarvo)

22 The squirrel kitteh from Japan is very cute. Since cuteness can be a great meal ticket in Japan, the kitteh has it made.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 03:33 PM (W+kMI)

23
Got the pens in the kennel washed today. I am taking a nap.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 03:34 PM (7rVsF)

24 ==Do you know what kind of owl it is? I'm curious because in some years snowy owls come as far south as southern New England for the winter (it's technically called an irruption) even though their normal habitat is Alaska and northern Canada.==

Some years snowy owls make it all the way down to Chicago. They are beautiful. When they show up it makes the news and wildlife photographers go nuts!

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 03:35 PM (tkNkP)

25 It was hard for me to get a good look for identification. (Mostly because it was dark). Soild brown and maybe 12" tall. I'm in SW WA state.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 03:36 PM (Lqy/e)

26 A top 10 dog movie list that dose not incude "Old Yeller"?

Posted by: butch at November 16, 2019 03:39 PM (hXu8T)

27 I've had a lot of cats. I consider Russian Blues to be the most intelligent I've come across. And I've had males that helped with raising kittens too. Adter we move, I want to get another one. Will never replace Jack, of course.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 03:42 PM (Lqy/e)

28 I really want another dog. We have been dogless for four years, and Ms K and I cannot get on the same page.

She probably loved the last one, a Belgian sheepdog (looks like a black coyote) more than I, or thinks she did. I was a four-day drive away when we had to put the dog down after 14 wonderful years, and I still get a lot of grief for not being there to share the grief.

On a whim, we went into a pet store selling dogs recently and saw a female miniature lab doodle, took her out of the cage and did some cuddling and letting her sniff us, then left the shop saying, hey, we cannot decide this quick.

Went home and watched some YouTube vids of a girl trainer in Toledo showing us what she did with a doodle named Murphy, a young puppy, in eight weeks of training. Walked the dog completely through a busy Lowe's, off leash, the pup absolutely constant at her heel, gleefully matching her pace as she slowed, quickened, turned abruptly, stopped to chat, and made noise pounding a plastic tub.

I thought, could this be done with a $1,400 pet shop puppie, or does one have to go to a breeding ranch and pay $3,600 for one of these?

A doodle is supposedly a not-shedder, but you have to cut their coat.

Whaddya think? Oh, and where we live, rescue is ridiculous. The shelters have nothing but pit bull mix, and three quarters of what they have are taken off the mean streets of San Juan, or from the D.R.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at November 16, 2019 03:43 PM (+fPHo)

29 I'm in SW WA state.

Given your location, your visitor could have been a northern spotted owl. They're about 12" to 16" tall and dark brown in color. Interestingly, the females are larger than the males.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:45 PM (pPNCa)

30
The guide dog article is interesting.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 03:47 PM (13CQC)

31 a few winters ago i heard the most amazing ruckus out back...a hundred or more ...birds, small, dont know what birds but sqeeling like banshees at 5 am. Up in one of the big pecans is a huge shape and it appears to be feeding on something.

A big barn owl snacking most likely of one of the birds.
The owl was huge. Really huge. One crazy scene of nature.



Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:48 PM (eaw6P)

32 hi Les!

Look if you think the dog you saw seemed healthy I wouldn't rule it out. Most of the time they're going to come from "puppymill" type farmers - around here they're Amish. it's not the worst thing in the world but they're probably line breeding any purebred you get, but this is a cross so you're safer from that at least.

I'm surprised you're seeing over three grand for doodles from hobby breeders, but it sounds like you're in Cali so

I prefer breed rescue orgs to shelters. shelters are tough for people nowadays, I agree on that.

the best option is an actual breeder, which would mean no "doodle" - but if you liked your Belgian there are so many great Belgian breeders and a very trong breed rescue!

I like the poodle crosses just fine - they are a total mixed bag tho. Some are AWESOME and some are flaky. they're not "to type" - they're really just mixes. it's hard to imagine paying even two grand for essentially a "custom" mutt. but the mix is a good mix usually.

I was JUST at the dog show and reminded myself of my love for the Belgian breeds, and the normal Labs, and especially the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Those dogs are amazing and the fancy (breeders) are fantastic, in the main. Consider a curly coated retriever (I've had two, they're awesome) or a flat coated retriever if you're just looking for a bit different breed than your normal lab (or a chessie!)

and of course poodles are good doggos too

my last word - if you felt great about the pet shop dog, go back and run thru some quick temperament testing with her to be safe, and just be ready for some extra vet visits, but she will probably be just fine. (I have a dog here now that came from an Amish farm, she was free tho lol. she's healthy and pretty much a total goof! she was a "barn dog")

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 03:52 PM (Rarvo)

33 When I went hiking with Sully and his gorgeous wife they had two guide dog rejects

Posted by: Mjb at November 16, 2019 03:58 PM (H8mJH)

34 Hadrian! Can't tell if you're still here.

Did you see this in the EMT?

127 I visited #1 son a few weeks ago. Going out for dinner i noticed a plaque by the front door. It read:

"Hey moron', get out there, piss off a few lunatics, live the good life and make good shit happen"

Where you get this?

Hadrian VII with some of my own embellishment

So you lurk or you comment any?

Lurk mostly...im busy

I never met a Moron and here i find i've known one all his life.

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 07:13 AM (eaw6P)

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 03:59 PM (Ne1i4)

35 Nice Pets Ya'll!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 03:59 PM (Z+IKu)

36 Kipling also wrote:

"A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition!"

I thought he also included cigars in his list, but it didn't come up in my quick search!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:00 PM (BiNEL)

37 We adopted a shelter cat in Atlanta many years ago, that turned out to be a pure Russian Blue.

The kitten was found at the ATL airport near the cargo area, and the vet said it probably got out of a crate.


He was one of the most beautiful, and smartest kittehs we ever had. He'd ride on D'oh's shoulders while he was raking leaves, and then dive off into the leaf pile. And he was quite the hunter of chipmunks and other rodents.

He was also the very last kitteh we ever allowed to go outdoors. We lived on a quiet street, and he used to cross the street in the afternoon to visit his kitty pal. One afternoon as I was gardening after work, he was bugging me, digging up things as fast as I could plant them. I shooed him away.

I remember hearing a commotion coming from the front yard, and a neighbor, in tears, came into the backyard with Duke's body in a plastic hamper. A speeding teenaged driver hit him as he crossed the street.

I had to tell my husband about it over the phone that night when he called from a business trip to Boston. It tore him up. So no more outside kitties for us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:02 PM (ptqGC)

38 My grandsons love the Snow Buddies movie about the golden retriever pups and their sledding adventure.

My granddog is nearly 17 and the Kipling poem struck home as we deal with his infirmities. But of course we will always give our hearts to a new dog to tear.

Each furry loss hurts as much as the first, but missing all the doggie chores and moments is more difficult than the griefs. My maximum time without adopting another has been seven days. One time it was three, the older I get the more programmed I become, and opening the door to let out a dog who is not there does hurt.

Owner of granddog is considering adding a pup to the home, so that routines aren't lost and so that pup can absorb some of the grief when the time comes.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:03 PM (U7k5w)

39 That's not a Russian Blue. Real RBs have green eyes and they are expensive$$$ as heck.

That's a pic is of a DHS with bluish-grey fur. Very nice looking kitty, but not a RB.

Posted by: HuuskerDu at November 16, 2019 04:03 PM (gYAkw)

40 One of our favorite dog (and cat) adventure movies is Milo and Otis.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:04 PM (ptqGC)

41 Epstein/Not Epstein

I laughed!

And the pets are all great; I thought the Russian Blue was particularly beautiful.

Nice story about a group of motorists who stop on a busy highway in Houston to rescue a dog.

https://tinyurl.com/ur93jp5

That's a busy highway? They haven't lived in Jersey.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 04:04 PM (WI7YS)

42 aw Jane

that is so sad

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 04:05 PM (Rarvo)

43 What beautiful moron animals. I love them all.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:05 PM (TdMsT)

44 Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:02 PM (ptqGC)

I'm sorry, Jane. That's a sad story.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (WI7YS)

45 The owl was huge. Really huge.

Great horned owls are big enough to make off with foxes, raccoons, house cats, and even small bobcats. And wildlife photographers know to be very careful when taking photos of juvenile great horned owls because the parent birds can attack, with talons capable of exerting as much pressure as a German shepherd's bite. According to a website called Owlcation, the great horned owl is the only bird of prey ever known to have killed a human (the guy was trying to steal the owl's eggs).

https://tinyurl.com/quxbgkf

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (pPNCa)

46 A big barn owl snacking most likely of one of the birds.
The owl was huge. Really huge. One crazy scene of nature.

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:48 PM (eaw6P)



Several years ago, when the kiddos were all small, we were coming home from a restaurant.

We got out of the car out front and sudden a YUGE dark shadow swept soundlessly just over our heads and landed on a large branch of the oak next door.

It was a Great Horned Owl and it had to be two feet tall. The Owl sized us up with with the insouciance of an apex predator, decided the kiddos were to big to hunt then ignored us and went back to pursuing the Fine Art of Owlery.

That was the summer most of the rabbits disappeared from our neighborhood.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (kauXV)

47 Dora's expression made me laugh!

Posted by: Sue at November 16, 2019 04:07 PM (+ZK/F)

48
aw Jane



that is so sad

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 04:05 PM (Rarvo)


He was a gorgeous, muscular cat, and very funny. We came home one night, and he was waaaaay up in a very tall pine, swaying back and forth on a limb, yowling. I freaked out because I was afraid he couldn't get down, but he did. He loved to climb.

I watched him tackle a squirrel one day, and the squirrel put up quite a fight. So he left squirrels alone after that. Such a great boy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:07 PM (ptqGC)

49 [HEART] Bubbles, Bella, Koda, and Tobi.

Through hundreds of comments on the ONT last night, Morons arrived at the conclusion that Norah Jones is pretty.

Here's a song by her about a doggeh:

https://youtu.be/5N4afR_C3I4

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (V35Xz)

50 Sorry about kitteh, Jane. How's the ankle?

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (U7k5w)

51 Les, my SIL has a labradoodle. She is the BEST dog! Very sweet and loving. Dumber than a post though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (dUJdY)

52 Love the Epstein cats. Lol.


All today's pets are great. Dora looks like a love bug, and makes me think of Moon Moon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (ptqGC)

53 The Russian Blue is beautiful.

I'm sorry about your kitteh Jane. That's why I am a fan of indoor catz.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (Wmf3G)

54 The must-watch video is must-watch.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:10 PM (Ne1i4)

55 That was the summer most of the rabbits disappeared from our neighborhood.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (kauXV)

When our rabbits vanished, it was foxes.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:10 PM (U7k5w)

56 Hi, CN. Ankle is going to be a long slog healing. I have soft tissue damage, plus another small fracture in a foot bone.

D'oh and D'oh Boy have gone to ATL to see the GA Tech game and visit Grandma. It's really windy, rainy and cold here so I'm staying inside.

Was just thinking about MAYBE thinking about adopting another kitty.


Maybe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:11 PM (ptqGC)

57
Through hundreds of comments on the ONT last night, Morons arrived at the conclusion that Norah Jones is pretty.



Pretty face. Hillaryesque body.

Strangely, enough, she is Ravi Shankar's bastard daughter.

Music talent, though not sitar-talent, runs in the family.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (kauXV)

58 I'm sorry about your kitteh Jane. That's why I am a fan of indoor catz.

Same here. I'd never let my cats outside because of crazy local drivers-- and the adults are worse speeders than the teens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (pPNCa)

59 both of our rescue cats are strictly indoors.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (UUBmN)

60 I always enjoy the pet thread. A dog movie that I loved was a strange little sci f post nuclear war film called A Boy and His Dog. Don Johnson and the great Jason Robards.

Posted by: Thomas LaBelle at November 16, 2019 04:13 PM (XHdLb)

61 Lots of cats!

A group of cats us called a clowder of cats, except when they're grumpy, then they're called a glaribg of cats.

Posted by: VM's phone at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (EGSGm)

62 (verse four, line three)

When the spirit hat answered your every mood

I was wondering: What's a "spirit hat"?

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (Ne1i4)

63 Our last four (long-lived) kittehs were strictly indoor. We have a screened porch where they used to enjoy watching the bird feeder and even the deer.



Now that we have foxes, coyotes, Great Horned Owls, etc., we almost never see strays/ferals. And all the marsh bunnies we used to have around here have disappeared.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (ptqGC)

64 56: If you're stuck home a lot, a kitty might be a nice addition.

Ankles and all foot injuries are the very devil to heal.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (U7k5w)

65 ==When our rabbits vanished, it was foxes.==

When our rabbits vanished it was coyotes. Meanwhile, the skunks flourish and proliferate. Apparently nobody want to mess with skunks.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:15 PM (tkNkP)

66 56: If you're stuck home a lot, a kitty might be a nice addition.



Ankles and all foot injuries are the very devil to heal.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (U7k5w)


Yep. I'm still planning on doing a scaled-down Thanksgiving here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:16 PM (ptqGC)

67 I've recently lost a team of two barn cats that were with us so long I cannot remember when they showed up. I considered them semi-feral because they showed regularly for breakfast but did not allow any but the briefest of touches. I still miss them.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:18 PM (BiNEL)

68 So sorry, Hrothgar. I've read stories of race horses that became bonded with barn cats.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (ptqGC)

69 Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (Ne1i4)

I was hoping no one would notice that, don't know how it slipped by the proprietor here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (BiNEL)

70 Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (kauXV)

--Don't see the Hitlery body.

LMAO, and I think everybody knows she's the result of Ravi Shankaring her mom. Kinda like "Hey, Jerome Bettis is from Detroit" c. 2005.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:21 PM (V35Xz)

71 69 Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (Ne1i4)

I was hoping no one would notice that, don't know how it slipped by the proprietor here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (BiNEL)

It adds fun.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (Ne1i4)

72 Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (ptqGC)

Thanks, sorry to hear of your cat loss as well. A really personable cat is a fantastic companion and it sounds that's exactly what you had!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (BiNEL)

73
Thanks, sorry to hear of your cat loss as well. A
really personable cat is a fantastic companion and it sounds that's
exactly what you had!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (BiNEL)


The last two we had to put down were two of the sweetest ever. I'm still not over it. On days like today, alone in the house on a cold, blustery day, both Sandy and Spanky would cuddle up right next to me, and almost fight to get up against my neck.


I swore after we lost Sandy (cancer), I'd never have another cat or pet of any kind. But I'm gradually rethinking that decision.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:26 PM (ptqGC)

74 It adds fun.
Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (Ne1i4)

--Now i'll be obsessing over whether it's supped to be "has" or "hath"

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:26 PM (V35Xz)

75 Our white Turkish long hair rescue, Princess, was an indoor cat that ran outside one day. She got up on the roof, but refused attempts to get her down, jumped off the roof onto a car, and ran off. We saw her a day later as she went down a street sewer drain and figured that would be the last time we saw her. Three days later she showed up at the door bedraggled, filthy, and somewhat bow legged! She has never gone outside again, even if the door gets left open. She learned her lesson about the great outdoors!

Posted by: Jayhawkone at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (gIbIt)

76 We had neighbors in Spokane that raised Russian Blues. Their tom crossed with one of our cats. They wanted the kittens, but they were just a few weeks old when we moved so we kept them. That was Manny, Moe and Jack (the first). No green eyed cats among them but they had those tall pointed ears like the cat above.
Jack number two was at the side of the road when someone deliberately ran over him. That's why I don't have outdoor cats. I hate people like that.
I'm sure Jack number three was a cross, but he also had the big ears and looked like Tobi above. He was the best cat I've ever had, even though he managed to tick me off at times.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (Lqy/e)

77 Jane D'oh and Hrothgar--

So sorry to learn about the loss of your kitties.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (TdMsT)

78 The one creature we don't have here are skunks. But we're experiencing an infestation of armadillos. They will tear up a yard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (ptqGC)

79 Hi, Ladyl!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:28 PM (ptqGC)

80 Today has been a ho-hum college football day, but I read that Tua had to be carted off, so there's news.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:28 PM (V35Xz)

81 Hi Jane D'Oh!

I'm resting on the couch before dinner date. Engaged in some serious commerce today and I'm pooped!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:30 PM (TdMsT)

82
Hi Jane D'Oh!



I'm resting on the couch before dinner date. Engaged in some serious commerce today and I'm pooped!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:30 PM (TdMsT)


I've bought the first Christmas gift, and am lazily doing some on-line browsing. I have no idea what to get people this year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (ptqGC)

83 I'm down to three cats. One is an indoor outdoor cat, so I don't claim her. She thinks she is my cat anyway. The other two are my Scottish folds. They are still confined to the bedroom. I wanted to give the springer rescue a chance to settle in. And now we have other people living in the house, so I don't see any reason to let them out of the bedroom. I like the Scottish folds but they are sort of weird cats.
At some point, the right cat will come along.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (Lqy/e)

84 Ladyl, dinner date? Have fun and behave yourself! Report back!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (ptqGC)

85 Tagovailoa was unable to put any weight on the right side of his body after injuring his right hip. He was reportedly "screaming in pain" when being removed from the cart in the locker room area, according to ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath. Trainers also treated Tagovailoa for a bloody nose suffered when his facemask hit the turf head-on.


--Damn.

I'm not a Bama fan, but this sucks.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (V35Xz)

86
Ugh.

Texas being outplayed by Iowa, fercrissakes!

Those Cornheads must be on bath salts.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (kauXV)

87 I am doing Christmas knitting. The nephew that took our parrots asked for a watch cap. It's amazing how much he likes those parrots. They even picked up a second male cockatoo! The birds all seem happy and it should help me heal up.
When I finish the cap, I have socks to knit. And I'll go back to knitting a couple of gifts for co-workers, to give them when I retire. I figure maybe by knitting them, I might actually wind up retiring.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (Lqy/e)

88
--Damn.



I'm not a Bama fan, but this sucks.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (V35Xz)


I actually saw when that happened. Had the TV on for noise/company. I always think of the parents, and how freaked out they must be. I hope the kid will be okay.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (ptqGC)

89 78 The one creature we don't have here are skunks. But we're experiencing an infestation of armadillos. They will tear up a yard.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (ptqGC)

--I gave my mom a sadz last month when I introduced her to pangolins (kinda like tropical armadillos), the only mammals with scales. She was sad to read that they're endangered.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:34 PM (V35Xz)

90 I like the Scottish folds but they are sort of weird cats.

I've always been intrigued by them. I read a book several years ago called The Cat Who Went to Paris/A Cat Abroad. It's sort of two books in one. Anyway it's about a guy who owned a Scottish fold and their adventures. It was a great read and probably why I'm so intrigued by them. Alas, hubby is allergic to cats.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

91 I actually saw when that happened. Had the TV on for noise/company. I always think of the parents, and how freaked out they must be. I hope the kid will be okay.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (ptqGC)

--Tua's a good kid, too. The committee takes injuries into account when selecting for the CFP, so this may rule Bama out.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:36 PM (V35Xz)

92 yesterday morning found a dead squirrel on the front step...almost stepped on it.

Thanks Shredder...

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 04:36 PM (eaw6P)

93 Jesus Christ. I just went to fetch that book and there was note inside from my mom. Merry Christmas 2009. I got this from the used book store in mint condition. I thought you might enjoy it. Love Mom.

Now I'm bawling.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)

94 Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine, loves pumpkin:

https://tinyurl.com/lkrqdp6

Who knew porcupines were so darned cute?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (ptqGC)

95 Trainers also treated Tagovailoa for a bloody nose suffered when his facemask hit the turf head-on.

At least college teams haven't yet started pulling off helmets and beating players with them.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (pPNCa)

96 Pet Thread!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (nOpGg)

97 93 Jesus Christ. I just went to fetch that book and there was note inside from my mom. Merry Christmas 2009. I got this from the used book store in mint condition. I thought you might enjoy it. Love Mom.

Now I'm bawling.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)

--This will be the first Christmas I spend with my family in six years.

I hope it makes me feel younger.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (V35Xz)

98 The VaTech Hokies have came to play in Atlanta. 28-0 Hokies, 2nd Qt.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:40 PM (68Eft)

99 Now THAT is a tail. You could make two whole cats outta that tail.

Fell in love with Dora. That face!

Koda looks to be one long-suffering dog. It's amazing what they will put up with from pups.

May Bubbles some day have the pleasure of encountering his attacker in a dark alley. From a tree.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 04:41 PM (fE1wp)

100 Aww, Jewells. {{{hug}}}

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:41 PM (ptqGC)

101 Also, that Napoleon cat is crazy cute. I want!

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:42 PM (68Eft)

102 At least college teams haven't yet started pulling off helmets and beating players with them.
Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (pPNCa)

--Jim Brown was at that game. I wonder what he was thinking when that debacle broke out.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:42 PM (V35Xz)

103 I've bought the first Christmas gift, and am lazily doing some on-line browsing. I have no idea what to get people this year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (ptqGC)

Everyone has everything! I ask for Christmas lists for everyone.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:43 PM (TdMsT)

104 The VaTech Hokies have came to play in Atlanta. 28-0 Hokies, 2nd Qt.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:40 PM (68Eft)


That's too bad. My husband and son drove up for that game.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:43 PM (ptqGC)

105 My husband is the one that came up with the foldies. You can't cross fold to fold. They have a nasty genetic problem (spinal I believe). You have to cross with another breed. The two I have now have like a half folded ear. In a litter, you'll get a mix of folds and non-folds. The cat I don't claim is from a fold litter but has normal ears. She looks a bit like a Persian as she has that flatter face.

Fanny, my youngest cat, was from the last litter of the momma cat. I think my sister-in-law didn't give them the best nutrition as Fanny is still pretty small. She doesn't have real heats either so I've never had her spayed. She is fairly smart and plays fetch. She seems to think I'm a retarded cat. The other fold, Maurice, is from the litter before her. He's normal sized, but doesn't have a very interesting personality. Folds also seem to be a bit on the shy side, compared to other cats.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (Lqy/e)

106 Jane, this will be the first holiday without her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (dUJdY)

107 Everyone has everything!


Yep.

As of right now, this is shaping up to be a Gift Card Christmas(TM).

which I kinda hate.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (kauXV)

108 Dinner date Ladyl? I think we should meet this fellow first,

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (nOpGg)

109 Same here. I'd never let my cats outside because of crazy local drivers-- and the adults are worse speeders than the teens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM

Cat#1 still goes outside. Doesn't leave yard much as he's getting older. Mainly to eat grass. Cat#2 just started going out on deck early morning for about 5 minutes few times a week.

We're lucky in that our homes are on dead end streets so don't have to worry about much traffic.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 04:45 PM (Dhht7)

110 Everyone has everything! I ask for Christmas lists for everyone.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:43 PM (TdMsT)


I do the same. Last year I bought small electronics (key/phone finders, etc.) for my guys (husband, son, and "adopted" foreign sons). We also do name draws for my husbands large family.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:45 PM (ptqGC)

111 98 The VaTech Hokies have came to play in Atlanta. 28-0 Hokies, 2nd Qt.
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:40 PM (68Eft)

--Hokies are on the upswing, and I think they'll be a dangerous team next season.

But don't get me started on my ODU Monarchs. Thaeir coach is gonna be shitcanned, if he hasn't been already as I type.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (V35Xz)

112 93 Jesus Christ. I just went to fetch that book and there was note inside from my mom. Merry Christmas 2009. I got this from the used book store in mint condition. I thought you might enjoy it. Love Mom.

Now I'm bawling.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)


{{{Jewells}}}

Those things just blindside us...

A while back, I was organizing my desk and came across an old notepad. My husband had written a note: "Animals are fed. What would you like for dinner tonight? Maybe we should go out. Don't get into trouble. Love you. "

It took me days to recover from that.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (TdMsT)

113 That's too bad. My husband and son drove up for that game.

Posted by: Jane D'oh



They may be home sooner than expected. The Hokies are about to score again. Still 2nd Qt.

:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (68Eft)

114 She seems to think I'm a retarded cat.

Vets will tell you that all kittehs think of humans as oversize but dimwitted kittens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

115 Jane, this will be the first holiday without her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (dUJdY)


Hon, that is so tough. Ten years this past October for my mom, and it still hurts. I put out all the little decorations she left me, and it is comforting to see her Christmas things around the house. Maybe you can do something like that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:48 PM (ptqGC)

116 I made socks for my stepson and got him hooked. Then his girlfriend asked for a pair. She is very appreciative, so she got a second pair for her birthday. They live on the coast and wear them around in the house. They want me to make a pair for the baby, which I will tackle for Christmas. Since I work from home, I can work on these during the day. And I have yarn for another cabled sweater for my husband, but he'll be okay with getting it after Christmas. That's really all I want to make gifts for.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:49 PM (Lqy/e)

117
I do the same. Last year I bought small electronics (key/phone finders, etc.) for my guys (husband, son, and "adopted" foreign sons). We also do name draws for my husbands large family.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:45 PM (ptqGC)


Last year I gifted money (gift exclusion).I do it every few years. It's the easiest way to do Christmas. But very, very expensive.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:49 PM (TdMsT)

118 They may be home sooner than expected. The Hokies are about to score again. Still 2nd Qt.



:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (68Eft)


They're spending the night with my 95 y.o. MiL. So they won't be home till tomorrow afternoon late.

My late FiL was Tech's athletic director many years ago.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (ptqGC)

119 ==Everyone has everything! ==

Last year I gave gas gift cards (in various denominations depending on relationship to recipient) to almost everybody except immediate family. Not too imaginative I know but I got great feedback and thanks for giving something useful.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (tkNkP)

120 Fanny doesn't seem to think I'm a kitten. She acts more like I'm the momma cat. But really, who can tell what they think?

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (Lqy/e)

121 Puddleglum, dare we dream of a CFP with the Golden Gophers but without the Tide?

If that happens, I'll start preppin'.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (V35Xz)

122

Last year I gifted money (gift exclusion).I do it every few years. It's the easiest way to do Christmas. But very, very expensive.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:49 PM (TdMsT)
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Do you need my address?

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (nOpGg)

123 119 ==Everyone has everything! ==

Last year I gave gas gift cards (in various denominations depending on relationship to recipient) to almost everybody except immediate family. Not too imaginative I know but I got great feedback and thanks for giving something useful.
Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (tkNkP)


The truth is, most people want gift cards more than anything else.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (TdMsT)

124 Our church does an angel tree every year for Christmas. This year I selected angel gift cards for the local veterans who live in the tiny house project here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (ptqGC)

125 Lol! You have to be an immediate family member!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (TdMsT)

126 WeaselDog is at home and I'm at the farm. I miss that little nutty rascal!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (nOpGg)

127 I had a standard poodle who wore bows in her ears. For a year after she died I would occasionally find a bow in the couch cushions, beneath a chair or wrapped in a dust kitty under the bed. The first few times it happened I went to tears but after that those bows brought a smile.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 04:53 PM (fE1wp)

128 125 Lol! You have to be an immediate family member!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (TdMsT)
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Aw, man!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (nOpGg)

129
124 Our church does an angel tree every year for Christmas. This year I selected angel gift cards for the local veterans who live in the tiny house project here.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (ptqGC)


I love that. When I lived in Mount Vernon, all the churches got together and did gift drives to serve the whole county. It was wonderful.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (TdMsT)

130 The truth is, most people want gift cards more than anything else.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (TdMsT)


THIS! I tell people every single year, just give me a gift card please. But noooo, I end up with something I don't want or need and have to return. The life coach SiL sez gift cards are "tacky and thoughtless."


Someone was actually considering surprising a boyfriend with a puppy last year, until she was convinced that surprising someone with a living creature was a very, very bad idea.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (ptqGC)

131 121 Puddleglum, dare we dream of a CFP with the Golden Gophers but without the Tide?

If that happens, I'll start preppin'.
Posted by: logprof



Heh! That would be great but unlikely. The Golden Gophers still have to play OSU at some point. Probably the Big 10 Championship. They aren't beating the Buckeyes. PSU seems to think they can next week. They won't. I'd like see it but they won't.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (68Eft)

132 128 125 Lol! You have to be an immediate family member!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (TdMsT)
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Aw, man!
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (nOpGg)


But I feel like you are family!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (TdMsT)

133 Oh Ladyl that had to be tough girl. I can't imagine life without my hubbers.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (dUJdY)

134 Weasel, check ur email.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (ptqGC)

135
But I feel like you are family!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (TdMsT)
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That's as good as cash!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (nOpGg)

136 The rain has finally let up. Gonna hobble down to the mailbox.

Laterz.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (ptqGC)

137 Jane, yes mom had tons of little snowmen figurines and I put them out every year even before she died. They will mean much more to me this year.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)

138
THIS! I tell people every single year, just give me a gift card please. But noooo, I end up with something I don't want or need and have to return. The life coach SiL sez gift cards are "tacky and thoughtless."


Someone was actually considering surprising a boyfriend with a puppy last year, until she was convinced that surprising someone with a living creature was a very, very bad idea.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (ptqGC)


My daughter is a very talented knitter. I'm getting a sweater from her this year, and that's honestly all I want. (well--maybe a gift card!)

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (TdMsT)

139 134 Weasel, check ur email.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (ptqGC)
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Got it!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (nOpGg)

140 133 Oh Ladyl that had to be tough girl. I can't imagine life without my hubbers.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (dUJdY)


It's hard. I had the best guy in the world.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (TdMsT)

141
Jane, yes mom had tons of little snowmen figurines and I put them out
every year even before she died. They will mean much more to me this
year.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)


Yes, they will. And she'll be with you this year. You'll feel it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (ptqGC)

142 Happy Pet Thread Day.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (iaYfR)

143 137 Jane, yes mom had tons of little snowmen figurines and I put them out every year even before she died. They will mean much more to me this year.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)


How are you going to display them?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:58 PM (TdMsT)

144 Who the hell is Nancy French?

Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2019 04:58 PM (RuIsu)

145 Heh! That would be great but unlikely. The Golden Gophers still have to play OSU at some point. Probably the Big 10 Championship. They aren't beating the Buckeyes. PSU seems to think they can next week. They won't. I'd like see it but they won't.
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (68Eft)

--Clemson and LSU are in if they win out, but the other two slots (or more, if either or both Tigers teams stumble) have me scratching my head.

This is the kind of stuff that merits Condolleezza Rice's brains, not wars in the Middle East.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:59 PM (V35Xz)

146 {{{Ben Had}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:00 PM (TdMsT)

147 most people want gift cards more than anything else.

This being the Pet Thread-- gift cards for pet supply companies like Chewy or Petco are often welcome Christmas presents for pet owners. Even a gift card to the local supermarket can help purchase cat/dog food, litter, treats, and other necessary items.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (pPNCa)

148 Who the hell is Nancy French?
Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2019 04:58 PM


Colonel Mustard's mother-in-law.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (DMUuz)

149 147 most people want gift cards more than anything else.

This being the Pet Thread-- gift cards for pet supply companies like Chewy or Petco are often welcome Christmas presents for pet owners. Even a gift card to the local supermarket can help purchase cat/dog food, litter, treats, and other necessary items.
Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (pPNCa)


That is a great idea.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (TdMsT)

150 YAY, petz!
Love all the pictures and stories.
I have a funny to share.
Dexter, my 12 year old indoors male cat (previously featured) was in his perch at the window, which looks out on to our back yard. He was annoyed. VERY annoyed.
I came over to see what the problem was.
Another cat was in his yard. A big orange tabby.
It gets worse.
The other cat had caught a rat! It was in its mouth, struggling.
The orange tabby tore the head off of the rat and began to eat. I could see blood. The tabby made eye contact with me and ran off with the rat in its mouth.
He left the head.
Dexter was livid. He hasn't spoken to me since.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 16, 2019 05:02 PM (w7KSn)

151 Hi Ben Had!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:02 PM (nOpGg)

152 Ladyl, hugs right back at Ya.

Don't stay out too late. We expect a check in after your date as well.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (iaYfR)

153 Ladyl.. I just tuck them into little nooks and crannies around the house. She gave them to me many years ago when she had to downsize to move into an independent living facility.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (dUJdY)

154 The other cat had caught a rat!

Was the rat's name Epstein, by any chance?

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:05 PM (pPNCa)

155 Ben!!! {{hugs}}.. miss your face! Already set up a Texas MoMe fund for next year!

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:05 PM (dUJdY)

156 52 Ladyl, hugs right back at Ya.

Don't stay out too late. We expect a check in after your date as well.
Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (iaYfR)


Meh. It's just my neighbor. He's a big lefty.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:06 PM (TdMsT)

157 Meh. It's just my neighbor. He's a big lefty.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:06 PM (TdMsT)
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Then we need to check on your neighbor?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (WEBkv)

158 He's a big lefty

In the baseball or the political sense?

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (pPNCa)

159 Hey Weasel, how's the dormancy study going?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (iaYfR)

160 153 Ladyl.. I just tuck them into little nooks and crannies around the house. She gave them to me many years ago when she had to downsize to move into an independent living facility.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (dUJdY)


That sounds so cute. What a nice way to remember your mom.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (TdMsT)

161 Bella and Koda are too cute. I happen to have a Bella and Coda at my house. I need to get them submitted.

I went to a home the other day to do an admission. Lady is 70 and isn't able to care for her 9.5 yr old Westie anymore and has to give him up. Poor dog hasn't been outside the house in over 2 months. She cried and then proceeded to tell me all her other problems. It was 45 minutes in and I hadn't got one thing done but listen. I finally told her if we could get the admit done in short order I would walk her dog.

She agreed and I was able to take Daisy out to explore. One of the best admits I've ever done!

Posted by: Molly k. at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (SN/FM)

162 157 Meh. It's just my neighbor. He's a big lefty.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:06 PM (TdMsT)
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Then we need to check on your neighbor?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (WEBkv)
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Don't like the sound of this character.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:08 PM (nOpGg)

163 She agreed and I was able to take Daisy out to explore. One of the best admits I've ever done!
Posted by: Molly k. at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (SN/FM)


That is one of my worries about getting a dog. That it will outlive me, and I won't know for sure what will happen to it.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:09 PM (TdMsT)

164 159 Hey Weasel, how's the dormancy study going?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (iaYfR)
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Going well, thank you very much! It's cold out here though and I'm all bundled up except for my typing/trigger finger which is now frozen.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:10 PM (nOpGg)

165
Speaking of trees...

and pets...

anyone have any good stories about their dogs and cats peeing on their Christmas trees?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (yl64X)

166
Then we need to check on your neighbor?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (WEBkv)
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Don't like the sound of this character.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:08 PM (nOpGg)


He's mostly harmless. But he Is forbidden to talk about politics to me. His comments almost ended the friendship several times.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (TdMsT)

167 ==In the baseball or the political sense?==

How sad is it that in this day and age when we hear the word "lefty" we automatically think of politics instead of the many other completely innocent meanings for the word "lefty.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (tkNkP)

168 Jewells, Darlin! Has your chest pain subsided?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (iaYfR)

169 ..She agreed and I was able to take Daisy out to explore. One of the best admits I've ever done!

Posted by: Molly k. at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (SN/FM)



If you/we can get that Westie to Galveston, it'll find a good home at Casa New Dawn.

email is in my nic.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at November 16, 2019 05:13 PM (p7zrD)

170 Now that we're over 100 -- Amazed OT! I'm probably the last to know, but I was setting up my birthday gift (an Xbox One), and discovered that I can actually use it to surf the web!

(My gaming computed died a bit over a week ago. Gonna have to replace Skyrim, and try a few new games, but at least Oblivion still works on the old computer.)

Yeah, I think this Christmas is going to be mostly gift cards. At our ages, we have pretty much everything we really want ... though I like to have at least one "wrapping" present per person.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 16, 2019 05:13 PM (nzgAx)

171 My neighbor surprised me with Wilbur a year ago, just as I was walking out of the garage after storing all the guinea pig stuff. Sometimes I wish she hadn't. We're headed back to the vet Monday. The abscess on the pigling's neck is still draining and he smells to high heaven, despite three baths, regular warm compresses and daily bedding changes.


It's not slowing him down, though. He just hit me up for a small wheel of corn. With the bad tooth gone he's eating like a trencherman.


Did I mention how horrible he smells?



Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (fE1wp)

172 How sad is it that in this day and age when we hear the word "lefty" we automatically think of politics instead of the many other completely innocent meanings for the word "lefty.

Yep. I still think of Steve Carlton when I hear the word "Lefty." I'm glad I grew up in a family of baseball fans.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (pPNCa)

173 165: My sisters cats took it upon themselves to climb the Christmas tree one year. It was an artificial tree. Anyway, the tree tipped over. The one cat ran and hid. The other cat was still clinging to it when my sister came down stairs to investigate. She said the cat had the look of "oh, hai! wat r u doing up? its 3:30 am."

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (68Eft)

174 any good stories about their dogs and cats peeing on their Christmas trees?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM

No peeing stories. But Cat#1 used to knock all the ornaments off the bottom branches of the tree when younger. Now he just tears bows off of packages and pulls tissue paper out of gift bags under the tree.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (Dhht7)

175 ..Going well, thank you very much! It's cold out here though and I'm all bundled up except for my typing/trigger finger which is now frozen.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:10 PM (nOpGg)



*re-defines "cold-bored shot*

/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 16, 2019 05:15 PM (p7zrD)

176 Ben Had, yes almost gone now. Just a twinge every now and then so I guess doc was right. Somehow aggravated a muscle or something around the breastbone. Thanks for asking!

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:15 PM (dUJdY)

177 76 Ben Had, yes almost gone now. Just a twinge every now and then so I guess doc was right. Somehow aggravated a muscle or something around the breastbone. Thanks for asking!
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:15 PM (dUJdY)


Thank goodness, Jewells.

That sounded a little scary the other night.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (TdMsT)

178 MisHum, I loved Kipling"s contribution. It got dusty in here when I read that.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (fE1wp)

179 Steve Young is a lefty Mormon.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (V35Xz)

180 Molly k,
I will vouch for Jim being an excellent home for a westie...

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (UUBmN)

181 creeper, give him a vinegar rinse or just spray him with vinegar.

I've had it take skunk out of a dog in 10 min, and that was without a bath.

And a special Hello to Wilbur.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (iaYfR)

182

To a cat, everything is either a Toy, or Enemy, or Prey.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (yl64X)

183 Long before we had Baby put to sleep, I used to ask hubby if we could get a cat after "her time came" and he seemed agreeable. (I'd had cats most of my life, hubby had nearly always had dogs.)

Now? I don't know... there are cats outside (don't know whose but they appear well cared-for & have obviously claimed our yard as their own) and cat fights can be deadly and/or create monstrous vet bills.

If we could have another dog as sweet, smart and well-mannered as Baby... doggo it would be!

We've decided to wait a while. Seems the best pets have just happened into our lives.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (gP/Z3)

184
Her Majesty was judging a rare-breed show today and got bitten. Luckily she was wearing a thick coat so no skin was broken but it still left her a little shaken.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM (7rVsF)

185 olddog, How's the kitty doing? Did the new meds help?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM (iaYfR)

186 I love dogs and cars, but I'm really allergic to cats.

I'm now having allergy problems with my kids' dogs. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:20 PM (TdMsT)

187 Bad day for football injuries. Female photog got nailed when a play went out of bounds at the UGA - Auburn game. They're putting her on a backboard. Good news is she's apparently conscious again and responsive.

Posted by: Bert G at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (OMsf+)

188 Dora is my kind of mutt. Enjoy her.

Posted by: Permaculture Pete at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (Fxgkp)

189 Dogs and CATS.


Grrr. I can't type.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (TdMsT)

190 To a cat, everything is either a Toy, or Enemy, or Prey.

There's also a Buddy category. Of the six cats I've had down the years, all but one formed a close bond with one of the others. My current two cats are definitely best buds-- I often find them sharing the same cat bed as well as just hanging out together.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (pPNCa)

191 Hadrian, that's scary. I hope the dog was ejected.

What rare-breeds?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (iaYfR)

192 182

To a cat, everything is either a Toy, or Enemy, or Prey.
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You forgot Staff/Lackey.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (W+kMI)

193 Her Majesty was judging a rare-breed show today and got bitten. Luckily she was wearing a thick coat so no skin was broken but it still left her a little shaken.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM (7rVsF)


That's awful.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (TdMsT)

194 Thanks, Ben. I'll wipe him with a cloth dipped in vinegar.

Hay...someone mentioned a MoMe Fund. Is there such a thing?

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (fE1wp)

195 creeper, Jewells was saying she had already started her fund for coming next year.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:25 PM (iaYfR)

196 194 Thanks, Ben. I'll wipe him with a cloth dipped in vinegar.

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That's what WeaselWoman does to me.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:36 PM (nOpGg)

197 olddog, How's the kitty doing? Did the new meds help?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM

Looks a tad better, but not sure if that's the meds or vinegar we're dobbing on the spot. I'm beginning to think it's a look she's going for. Bald above her ass is no way to go through life, IMO.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 05:38 PM (Dhht7)

198 I'm beginning to think it's a look she's going for. Bald above her ass is no way to go through life, IMO.

I wouldn't worry unless she asks for the kitteh version of a tramp stamp.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (pPNCa)

199 Thanks, Ben. I'd better do the same.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (fE1wp)

200 Creeper, I've done this for years. Learned it from Mr. Jewells. I have a vacation fund (Arizona), Cruise fund (that's a one time only deal, lol), Christmas fund, Slush fund (birthdays etc) and now I will have a MoMe fund.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (dUJdY)

201 That's a good idea, Jewells. Then it's already paid for.

I'm particularly intrigued by your mention of a "slush fund". Is that like the hundred dollar bill I call "mad money" and keep stashed outside my wallet?

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (fE1wp)

202 Happy Caturday everyone.
Glad to see Bubbles getting around but that doesn't really surprise me. Saw a 3 legged whitetail deer one winter and it didn't have trouble keeping up with the herd.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (ZCEU2)

203 oh gosh Hadrian I'm so sorry she was bitten while judging! that's crazy

ARBA show? was thinking you guys might've been here for the KC of Phila show today

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 06:10 PM (Rarvo)

204 When our rabbits vanished it was coyotes. Meanwhile, the skunks flourish and proliferate. Apparently nobody want to mess with skunks.
Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:15 PM (tkNkP)

Great horned owls eat skunks.

Posted by: clutch at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (Z3oWA)

205 I like the Scottish folds but they are sort of weird cats.

I've always been intrigued by them. I read a book several years ago called The Cat Who Went to Paris/A Cat Abroad. It's sort of two books in one. Anyway it's about a guy who owned a Scottish fold and their adventures. It was a great read and probably why I'm so intrigued by them. Alas, hubby is allergic to cats.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

Folds are basically British Short Hairs with the fold mutation. The fold gene is lethal if both parents contribute one so breeders have 50 percent "unfolded folds" to sell.

The fold gene also can cause skeletal defects so if you don't truly care much about the ears you could get a BSH or unfolded fold, the latter of which are cheaper than a standard purebred.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:06 PM (FTPn0)

206 Now? I don't know... there are cats outside (don't know whose but they appear well cared-for & have obviously claimed our yard as their own) and cat fights can be deadly and/or create monstrous vet bills.

If we could have another dog as sweet, smart and well-mannered as Baby... doggo it would be!

We've decided to wait a while. Seems the best pets have just happened into our lives.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (gP/Z3)

Most cats are fine with being indoor, or limited supervised visits outside, if that helps.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:08 PM (FTPn0)

207 My sisters cats took it upon themselves to climb the Christmas tree one year. It was an artificial tree. Anyway, the tree tipped over. The one cat ran and hid. The other cat was still clinging to it when my sister came down stairs to investigate. She said the cat had the look of "oh, hai! wat r u doing up? its 3:30 am."
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (68Eft)

I've never done it, as a kid our cats would just snooze under the tree, but I have heard that putting a hook in a roof beam and tying the tree top to it can avoid such things in the future.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:10 PM (FTPn0)

208 Thanks, oldcat. My previous kittehs were "indoor" but would occasionally escape. Naughty girls, both!

One got into a horrible scrape just a few steps from the backdoor and was blinded in one eye by a stray's bite. Heartbreaking! Lucky the culprit wasn't rabid.

This same cat also climbed the Christmas tree *once*, when she was so tiny it didn't matter, lol. She just perched on a branch & was so proud of her ~8 week old self!

Other cat would just lay under the tree and bat at the lower ornaments-- especially one jingly one (metal) that she would then chase around after knocking it off.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (gP/Z3)

209 187 Bad day for football injuries. Female photog got nailed when a play went out of bounds at the UGA - Auburn game. They're putting her on a backboard. Good news is she's apparently conscious again and responsive.
Posted by: Bert G at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (OMsf+)

Surprised her orbital bone wasn't broken. Knee to the head. I thought her neck may have snapped and she was dead or paralyzed.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (I197Y)

Saturday Gardening Thread, International Edition [KT]

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Greetings to our gardeners, putterers and those who admire their handiwork! Today we are focusing on submissions from out of the country.

Toucan Sam sent in the beautiful photo above and writes:

Meanwhile in Costa Rica, we are transitioning from wet season to dry season here - beginning early December we will probably will on have few rain showers until probably May.

Here are a few pics of my gardens and some of my friends that stop by to visit. I really enjoy your posts as I've become more interested in plants and animals since I've moved down here.
Pura Vida

Want to take stab at identifying any of the flora or fauna here? Ever had one of these show up in your yard?

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Wow! Thanks, Toucan Sam!

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, I regret to inform you that our Swiss canine garden correspondent, Rocky, has crossed the rainbow bridge. Here he is on a trip to the Swiss-Italian lake country:

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And here he is enjoying his garden at home last spring.

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His human family couldn't stand the void, and their new dog, Goia, will be introduced soon. She will be bigger than Rocky when she grows up. Meanwhile, the Swiss cows have come down from summer pasture.

Okay, these are Swiss sheep in summer pasture.

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These are not.

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Edible Gardening

Are you using any of your garden produce in a lovely international recipe?

I am getting ready to plant arugula for the first time, and corn salad.

Music

Here's some nice, natural, straightforward music from Canada.

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you want to remain a lurker.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:35 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 01:40 PM (4dS9T)

2 Top pi is of a frangiapani but the easier name for it escapes me

And there is a bird of paradise...nice

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 01:40 PM (eaw6P)

3 Plumeria. Was my favorite tree in the yard as a kid.

Posted by: Pualani at November 16, 2019 01:40 PM (Z6Baa)

4 Good afternoon Greenthumbs. Lost my plants in the mini greenhouse this week from frost.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 01:41 PM (4dS9T)

5 Garden Thread!!

I love Costa Rica.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 01:43 PM (nOpGg)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 01:43 PM (arJlL)

7 Basil is crisp, brought other tenders in including the lafgir lime. Outside various greens,alliums and cruciferous types are loving it

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 01:45 PM (eaw6P)

8 RIP Rocky.

This past summer, THREE of my neighbors had to put their dogs down.

They were all GREAT dogs.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 01:45 PM (arJlL)

9 Kaffir...

Posted by: LR at November 16, 2019 01:46 PM (eaw6P)

10 Sorry to hear about Rocky.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 01:47 PM (nOpGg)

11 Top pic: frangipani (also called plumeria or pikake, i think...)
2nd: Toucan
3rd: heliconia don't know variety
4th: ? (wow, very colorful. would love to know)
5th: looks orchid-y. Ladyslipper?
6th: ? (some epiphyte or other-- another orchid, i think)
7th: looks kinda bird-of-paradise, but likely another heliconia
8th: inedible fungus
9th: bird (lol, i dunno!)

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 01:48 PM (gP/Z3)

12 Condolences on the loss of dear doggeh Rocky!

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 01:49 PM (gP/Z3)

13 8th could be magical...

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 01:50 PM (eaw6P)

14 Aw, sorry about the greenhouse loss, Skip.

At least you tried! Next time will be better, yes?

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 01:51 PM (gP/Z3)

15 JQ,
Pikake is much smaller than plumeria and very fragrant. Both make nice leis.

Posted by: Pualani at November 16, 2019 01:55 PM (Z6Baa)

16 Well clank, Skip.

Hope the mini-greenhouse works out better in the spring.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 01:57 PM (BVQ+1)

17 Thanks, Pualani!

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 01:57 PM (gP/Z3)

18 Hello, gardeners! I am so sorry for the loss of Rocky. I always looked forward to his posts. He looked like a well loved friend. Costa Rica looks warm and lovely on this cold, not quite winter, day. Wonder what my squirrels would think of having a toucan in the back yard.
Thanks KT, as always, for providing this thread. I look forward to it every week!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at November 16, 2019 01:58 PM (Vf4Y7)

19 Spectacular and varied photos. They are a pleasure to to look at. That redish mushroom reminds me of a Beatrix Potter botanical watercolor, which is high praise. The lady was an accomplished nature artist.

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2019 01:59 PM (bmdz3)

20 I'm enjoying a crisp day at el farmo. Chilly and verrrry breezy here today. Temps are in the low 40s but it's seems much cooler than that!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 02:01 PM (nOpGg)

21 Sorry to hear about Rocky. Our pets are never with us long enough.

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2019 02:02 PM (bmdz3)

22 Fine. Leave me all alone in the politics thread. Jerks.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM (NWiLs)

23 I covered my small rosemary bush this week before the snow. Some years it makes it, some years no. Zone 6a.

If I can protect it from the winter's wind, it has a chance.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM (Y4EXg)

24 Somewhat garden related. With the colder temps this weekend, I'll be doing some cooking: soup, stewed apples, roasted onions, navy beans, etc. This is where the herbs we grew this summer and dried come into their own. They are so much better than the stuff from the grocery store.

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2019 02:11 PM (bmdz3)

25 Two things.


Thing one - I take it that's a plumeria [white, the fragrant kind] in the lead pic? They used to be rare/exotic in soCal not that long ago - now you see them often, and they can be yuuuge. In fact will be cutting my biggest one back soon to contain it.


Thing two. Planted a 6-pack of mixed lettuce varieties last week. Will be adding romaine [red and green] and mizuna this week, if possible. This has worked out very well for the past few years - fresh greens picked-to-order just before use, and often a whole head of something gifted to a neighbor [excess supply], from late December til April.


Any tips/tricks greens growers want to share? This is in a ground-level plot of topsoil that gets more home-made compost 1 or 2 times a year. Have never used fertilizer or any kind of herbi- or pesticide [no need] ..... so, "organic"!!!!




Posted by: rhomboid at November 16, 2019 02:11 PM (QDnY+)

26 Tonypete at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM

How do you cover it?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 02:12 PM (BVQ+1)

27 You are doin it right Rhomboid.

If your winters are mild enough the winter garden is the most prolific and satisfying

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 02:16 PM (eaw6P)

28 Top pic: frangipani (also called plumeria or pikake, i think...)

2nd: Toucan

3rd: heliconia don't know variety

4th: ? (wow, very colorful. would love to know)

5th: looks orchid-y. Ladyslipper?

6th: ? (some epiphyte or other-- another orchid, i think)

7th: looks kinda bird-of-paradise, but likely another heliconia

8th: inedible fungus

9th: bird (lol, i dunno!)

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 01:48 PM (gP/Z3)

I've always called 1 Plumeria, had on survive in the greenhouse until a horrible freeze in CA, can't kill them in the islands.
The pink one is a pretty common bromeliad. I had one just like that for years (same freeze). 4 is looks to be a species or near species cattleya, then a brassica orchid (sometimes called spider orchid) then the orange is another heliconia. birb, dog, dog...

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 16, 2019 02:17 PM (Z1ykJ)

29 I've kept last year's poinsettia alive through hot summer & even managed to bring it inside before it got kilt by early frost.

I'm not expecting it to rebloom.

And I'm not trying to 'force' it-- it's quite lovely just the way it is-- with plenty of deep green leaves. I pruned it back hard when leaves began to drop Jan/Feb... so it branched out nicely!

I might put it in a pretty basket and add some silk flowers this holiday season, just for fun.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 02:17 PM (gP/Z3)

30 Those poor cows. Such humiliation simply for the right to fart and be eaten.

Posted by: The Invisible Hand at November 16, 2019 02:20 PM (YpRda)

31 I have a brass duet in my house, a tuba and a trombone...gets loud during practice time.

Only one of my plumeria bloomed this year. They are now all safely inside for the winter. They look like sticks since they promptly lose all foliage when brought inside.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 02:22 PM (UUBmN)

32 Methinks those cows are valued more for their milk...

Cheese

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 02:24 PM (eaw6P)

33 Some things should stay up in mountains, not parade around the women folk and wee born.

Posted by: sun at November 16, 2019 02:28 PM (UWVZN)

34 Hey gardeners.

Haven't been around here in a while due to time zone and all that, but I still read the posts and comments when I do get up.

Thanks to KT and contributors for the effort each week.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at November 16, 2019 02:31 PM (LWu6U)

35 26 Tonypete at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM

How do you cover it?
Posted by: KTbarthedoor

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I turned over a monster ceramic pot over it after I buried the plant with mulched leaves.

I really don't know what I am doing but that has worked for me in the past. Some years.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 02:33 PM (Y4EXg)

36 Afternoon Horde.

I missed this thread, so 2 week catchup.

'Tis the season for getting Mrs IMGs succulents and other snow-averse plants moved inside. Spent half a day on prepping the ad hoc greenhouse in the basement, then moved plants inside. That was a couple weekends ago. Got them inside in the nick of time. Added more lighting while I was at it.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 16, 2019 02:40 PM (di1hb)

37 I recognize the plumeria and bird of paradise, but that's about it. Beautiful pictures!

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 02:41 PM (FlHAd)

38 I'm not so sure that pink mushroomy-looking thing is actually a mushroom. Scattered beneath it are what look like spent blooms, and if they came from the "shroom," it ain't a shroom. I wish I knew more about tropical flora, because that one is a head scratcher.

Posted by: Equirhodont at November 16, 2019 02:46 PM (+2GwM)

39 37 I recognize the plumeria and bird of paradise, but that's about it. Beautiful pictures!
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 02:41 PM (FlHAd)
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Warm enough?

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 02:46 PM (nOpGg)

40 Tonypete at November 16, 2019 02:33 PM

Probably good to avoid over-watering while it's covered, too.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 02:49 PM (BVQ+1)

41 Any hints for keeping the squirrels from eating my newly planted crocus and daffodil bulbs?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 02:53 PM (PkVlr)

42 Really wanted to burn the brush pile today but it's gonna be a windy weekend.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 02:55 PM (o7TQR)

43 Nurse

a .22 and patience

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 02:56 PM (eaw6P)

44 .410 is a great squirrel gun.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 02:58 PM (o7TQR)

45 Top pic is plumeria, quite ubiquitous in Hawai'i.

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 03:00 PM (RU4sa)

46 Warm enough?
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 02:46 PM (nOpGg)
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Doing much better since we shivved the thermostat and opened the windows.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 03:02 PM (FlHAd)

47 i think it depends on where you live as to your choice of eradication

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:06 PM (eaw6P)

48 Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at November 16, 2019 02:31 PM

Great to see you checking in, at an odd hour for you!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 03:07 PM (BVQ+1)

49 Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 02:53 PM

Squirrels should not bother your daffodils. They are poisonous.

As for the crocuses, you can try wire mesh, like hardware cloth, over them. Crocus tomasianus is supposed to be much less enticining to squirrels than other crocuses. It is one species of snow crocus.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 03:10 PM (BVQ+1)

50 Enticining is a new word I just invented.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 03:12 PM (BVQ+1)

51 So I was feeling pretty smug with my THREE persimmon showing themselves on the tree now that the leaves are falling.

Then I walked past a neighbor that had some kind of tree with hardly any branches or leaves, just tons of fruit. I couldn't tell what they were, they kind of looked like citrus - maybe larger than lemons and with a big navel at the end - but there were no leaves so I couldn't tell. It was trimmed the way the Japanese do with thick trunk and short branches, and had dozens of fruit.

They must think I am a gardening idiot (I am) with my trees and leaves and stuff, and no fruit.

Of course, I have another neighbor who grows grapes and mine are way better than his but he doesn't spray so I have to deal with his pests on my vine each year. He also prunes them the way they do and grapes need big leafs after each fruit for energy.

My cherry (you all remember my cherries..) are losing leaves and I have to prune soon. I have luck waiting until cold windy day when dormant. If I prune in summer They get diseased tips from the wound. I read a lot of different advice on pruning cherry and have tried them all, but this seems to work best here.

I have my bee house and pollen brush all ready for spring. Last year I got hundreds of flowers and only 10 cherry.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at November 16, 2019 03:14 PM (LWu6U)

52 Early report from Idaho's Treasure Valley (I might do another later):
Lots more raking - 7 bags of sycamore leaves on the curb Monday night, but there are tons still to go. An inversion is keeping us from burning them all.
Raked and shredded a huge pile of silver maple leaves - it has now re-covered the ground beneath it, though not to the same density - yet.
Rose barrier strip has now been caulked and bolted shut at both ends. Next spring, we paint straight glyphosate on any sprouts outside the barrier.
This morning, we cut off most of the Siberian iris leaves - trash is full but there are 4 more clusters to go. Not yet decided whether to cut off all the Calamagrostis 'Overdam' (med.-tall bunchgrass) leaves and plumes.

WikiHow has a guide on how to re-flower poinsettia. (Our schedule is so crazy - and the plant I have is so large, I gave up on trying to jam a box over it every night.)

Posted by: Pat* at November 16, 2019 03:16 PM (2pX/F)

53 KTbarthedoor

Sunday, 5:17 AM in Japan.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at November 16, 2019 03:17 PM (LWu6U)

54 Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at November 16, 2019 03:14 PM

Good luck with your cherries next year.

I'll have to think about what your neighbor's fruit tree might be. Let us know how the persimmons taste.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 03:19 PM (BVQ+1)

55 squirrel...deer and other critters...when they are hungry enough they will try anything

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:20 PM (eaw6P)

56 I tried planting my bulbs with cayenne pepper. Squirrel bastards seemed to like it.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 03:23 PM (PkVlr)

57 Mentioned on an earlier thread I have a bunch of deer wandering around the farm this weekend.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 03:25 PM (nOpGg)

58 56 ... "I tried planting my bulbs with cayenne pepper. Squirrel bastards seemed to like it."

Nurse, At least you know I won't eat the bulbs. I can't tolerate cayenne pepper. One less concern for you. :-)

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2019 03:38 PM (bmdz3)

59 Nurse ratched, I've noticed that squirrels don't bother the daffodil bulbs but love just about any others, particularly tulips.

So, I put down chicken wire after planting and pinned it down with bent pieces of wire coat hangers. Make only 2 "garden staples" per hanger; you want them to go deep into soil so the little b@st@rds can't dig 'em up. (I used a boltcutter, btw, to cut many and quickly.)

Cover the ugly wire with a nice mulch. Your pretties will grow right through it, no problem.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 03:42 PM (gP/Z3)

60 Nurse Ratched, your posting about the bushy-tailed tree rats reminded me of a story that a yoga teacher told me. He was sitting on the porch of his home one summer afternoon, when a tree rat hopped into his garden, dug up a bulb, took one bite, dropped it, then gave the storyteller that "You gonna do something about it, huh?" look. Then it dug up another bulb, took a bite, dropped it, and gave him the look again. Then it started to dig up a third bulb, when ... WHAM! a red-tail pounced, gave it the coup-de-grace in the back of the neck with its beak, and flew off with the carcass. The teacher and I high-fived each other. Man, that story made my day.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 16, 2019 03:49 PM (S6ArX)

61 Harvested some fall onions and carrots (after three snows and several killing frosts). About to instapot both, wish me luck.

Posted by: stonecutter at November 16, 2019 03:49 PM (Bfr22)

62 Brown line

That's awesome.

The red tailed hawks around here are fat and lazy.

Chicken wire sounds like a do able option

I kinda just want to shoot the little bastards though.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (PkVlr)

63 The Swiss pastoral scenes are just breathtaking.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 04:08 PM (wZxsP)

64 Good luck, stonecutter!

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 04:10 PM (wZxsP)

65 Tonypete, the oldtimers cover their rosemary plants with heavy clear plastic, same as they do with figs. My aunt had one going that reached 4' high by 5' wide. She got sick though and it's not doing so good. I have to get over there to clip some sprigs, since I found out it is a strong antioxidant.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 04:19 PM (wZxsP)

66 The first orchid looks like Arundina:

http://www.aos.org/orchids/orchids-a-to-z/letter-a/arundina.aspx

The other one might be an Epidendrum:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidendrum

Posted by: Don at November 16, 2019 04:29 PM (sUjv9)

67 No gardening to report, other than hitting the driving range for the first time in almost 20 years. Dug up some impressive divots, I did.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (WEBkv)

68 The birds are:
Keel Billed Toucan - I have a family of god that lives around my home
Lessons Motmot

No Birds of Paradise - those are all different heliconias

That is a tiny mushroom - maybe 1 1/2 inch - took it in a rain forest at about 6000 ft on the side of a volcano
The orchid on the tree is a wild orchid- not sure of the name
The purple orchid is what they call a Ground Orckir - the flower is on a long stall coming out of the ground they can be 6 or 7 ft tall or more

Posted by: Toucan Ssm at November 16, 2019 05:48 PM (B/g5Z)

69 Thinking about planting a persimmon where my failed grapefruit tree x 2 was. So... fuyu or hachiya? I lean to fuyu since they don't have that long time to get ripe and aren't as soft. Is one better than the other in So Cal?

Posted by: keena at November 16, 2019 05:53 PM (47Cxi)

70 Any hints for keeping the squirrels from eating my newly planted crocus and daffodil bulbs?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 02:53 PM

Same with woodpeckers, 12 ga

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (ZCEU2)

71 My leaves are probably 3/4s down, not 1/2 of what's on the ground is in the bin.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:07 PM (ZCEU2)

72 Lol, Skip! Same here w/the leaves!

If it's nice out tomorrow, will make the rounds again with tractor & sweeper. Too much to rake by hand!!

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 06:41 PM (gP/Z3)

73 Skip,
We have an apple tree out front that probably still has 90% of its leaves, crazy at this time of the year. My contribution to gardening right now is chopping up the cut off bits of Brussel sprouts the wife cooked to Perfection tonight. Broil with olive oil salt pepper garlic maple syrup and bacon. They taste like candy.

Posted by: Farmer at November 16, 2019 08:50 PM (tnD/f)

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2019 11:52 PM (1glZx)

75 It is a purple honey creeper.

Because I have bing-fu

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2019 11:52 PM (1glZx)

76 but not very good at all. Motmot.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2019 11:55 PM (1glZx)

77 Toucan Ssm at November 16, 2019 05:48 PM

Thanks for the photos and the details.

Fascinating. The tiny mushroom on the side of the volcano is different from any mushroom I have ever seen.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 17, 2019 12:42 AM (BVQ+1)

To the Democrats Marie, Not Elise, was yesterday's star [KT]

Elise-Stefanik-Impeach.png

Good morning! I ran across some additional takes to add to Ace's posts from yesterday, regarding how these two women were treated at yesterday's hearing. The hearing was an amazing political exercise. Not in a good way.


Ace sets the stage:

Schiff has made up New Rules -- unilaterally -- that the only Republicans permitted to ask questions are Devin Nunes and a staffer who I think is named Castor. A source says Castor is a good lawyer, but people are telling me he's coming off as a real blank on TV.

And Schiff made up a rule saying that he would be one of the only two people to question "Masha" Yavonovich, the former Obama-holdover ambassador to Ukraine fired by Trump. . .

When Nunes moved to yield his time to Ellie Stafanovic, Adam Schiff and his Ten Inch Neck started banging the gavel to shut her up.

Meanwhile:

Nunes questions why Yavonovich is even a witness -- she has absolutely no knowledge of these Impeachable Phone Calls we keep hearing about.

The only reason she was called by Democrats is so that she can Appeal to Women with her Sad Stories about how Sad she was when Trump fired her.

Sharyl Attkisson

One question I'd like to have seen asked: "If Ukraine's new president distrusts U.S. Ambassador-- rightly or wrongly-- should that person stay in the position? Or for the good of the US, should she be replaced with someone who can have a productive relationship?"

Legal Insurrection has a nice piece on Elise Stefanik's part in the hearings, as well as some background on her district. William Jacobson mentions "stardom". There are several video clips included at the link. "I can watch these videos over and over. And probably will."

Nunes made a good choice in choosing her to speak, I think. First a quote:

President Obama's own State Department was so concerned about potential conflicts of interest from Hunter Biden's role at Burisma that they raised it themselves while prepping this wonderful Ambassador nominee before her confirmation. And yet our Democratic colleagues and the Chairman of this Committee cry foul when we dare ask that same question that the Obama State Department was so concerned about.

No wonder Schiff wanted to shut her up. Andrew Klavan: Nevertheless, she persisted.

Jacobson, about her district:

For those of you who go way back with Legal Insurrection, NY-21 was a hot topic here in 2009 when Republican infighting and subterfuge handed the seat to Democrat Bill Owens in a Special Election defeat of conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. It was more important to state Republicans that a Tea Party insurgent lose than that Republicans hold the seat. Owens barely hung on to the seat in 2010 and 2012, but chose not to run for reelection in the 2014 cycle.

Stefanik won the seat in 2014, at age 30. At the time, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Stefanik has won re-election pretty easily every since.

At the hearing:

First, she took on Schiff. But because she's Republican, Schiff received media cheers not scorn for trying to shut her up.

She took Schiff to the woodshed over his flip flop on having the so-called Whistleblower testify. . .

She score a substantive home run by pointing out that the Obama administration was concerned about Hunter Biden's actions in Ukraine, so much so that she was prepped on the subject in advance of her Senate confirmation hearings. So why, she asked, is it wrong when Republicans to have the same concerns about Hunter Biden that the Obama administration had?

And John Hayward pointed this out about part of the former ambassador's actual testimony:

Boy, it's a good thing giving false testimony to Congress isn't a crime when Democrats do it, or Yovanovitch could be in some really hot water here.

Back to Ace and the Ambassadors as Superheroes theme.

It was reported in The Hill that the vacuous Yovanovitch testimony had given the Democrats a new burst of momentum.

Oh, and Trump engaging in witness intimidation, to make the witness cry.

There was witness intimidation today, but it was not done by President Trump.

The only one who intimidated a witness was Adam Schiff. He's the one who brought up Trump's tweet to Maria Yovanavitch DURING HER testimony, pressuring & questioning her into making it a big deal.


Let's relax a little

Steven Hayward with the week in pictures, Hearsay Edition.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Remember, this is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:45 AM




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1 ?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 11:48 AM (ECrgQ)

2 Wait, this has been up for 4 minutes and no one is here?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 11:48 AM (ECrgQ)

3 Okay. I'll go call the Corgis.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 11:48 AM (ECrgQ)

4 Now to read the content. Anything to keep from going out to do chores....

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 11:49 AM (ECrgQ)

5 Thread Before the Gardening Thread!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 11:50 AM (oGXG7)

6 Where is everyone?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 11:51 AM (ECrgQ)

7 5 Thread Before the Gardening Thread!
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 11:50 AM (oGXG7)
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I'm here!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 11:52 AM (oGXG7)

8 Thread before actually getting something done today . .

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 16, 2019 11:52 AM (TF0Fi)

9 This makes me weepy.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 11:52 AM (EgshT)

10 I love winter farming.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 11:53 AM (oGXG7)

11 Hi, weasel!!! You make all the difference!!

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 11:53 AM (ECrgQ)

12 So why, she asked, is it wrong when Republicans to have the same concerns about Hunter Biden that the Obama administration had?

******

Same issue, but different concerns.


The Obama crowd was concerned the Biden corruption would be made public. While the Repubs in the hearing were concerned it would not.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 11:54 AM (m45I2)

13 I love winter farming.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 11:53 AM (oGXG7)

Well, then, that makes one of you.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 11:54 AM (ECrgQ)

14 Once again Linn - on it! Nice.

Mentioned by JakeStraw below, AG Barr at the Federalist Society.

https://youtu.be/8NdbANrjFWE

Awesome.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 11:55 AM (Y4EXg)

15 Here!

Waiting for the afternoon games to start up. For me, Penn State at noon, then Va Tech at 3:30. Lots of channel surfing of other games too.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 11:57 AM (68Eft)

16 I love winter farming.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 11:53 AM (oGXG7)

Well, then, that makes one of you.
Posted by: Linn Ridge


About like that one year I put out winter rye to try to get grass under the tree in the front yard.

I was the only idiot mowing in January.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2019 11:58 AM (dEvh1)

17 Hey, TonyPete. I'm just trying any excuse to keep from going outside into the cold. Because once I get the chores done, I have to get into the attic to move/rewire the living room lights.

None of which sounds like any fun at all.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:00 PM (ECrgQ)

18 Game of the day is MN @ Iowa. Go Gophers!

Posted by: Zeera BMGG Books Make Great Gifts at November 16, 2019 12:00 PM (zUdXR)

19 I served as a Medical Officer in the Army for 13 years. While my service was honorable there is no way on earth that I would attempt to equate it with the service of those heroic men and women who actually stood in harm's way at risk to life and limb. For this State Department employee (who, as an ambassador, enjoyed the highest level of U.S. protection during her overseas postings) to drape herself in the fabric of actual heroes while sabotaging POTUS is about as despicable as I can imagine.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:00 PM (m45I2)

20 Lady, if you were so great on corruption issues why did Zelensky run on an anti-corruption platform and win big?

Posted by: Doc Deplorable at November 16, 2019 12:00 PM (bJmbC)

21
Democrats are the Borderline Personality Disorder party.


The crazy-makers will attempt to manipulate with tears, guilt, scorn and frothing, spitting rage from behind an impenetrable shield of self-unawareness.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 16, 2019 12:01 PM (t9cBK)

22 After watching some of this yesterday and hearing the media crickets this morning, my disgust and contempt of the media just grows.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 12:02 PM (axyOa)

23 Because once I get the chores done, I have to get into the attic to move/rewire the living room lights.

None of which sounds like any fun at all.
Posted by: Linn Ridge

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Wow, I didn't know the entrance exam to becoming an 'ette included residential wiring.

I redid my kitchen wiring awhile back - coming up is the Master Bath. ugh.

Good luck!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 12:02 PM (Y4EXg)

24 And yet, it's never announced, 'Remember, this is the thread after the Gardening Thread'.

This is conclusive proof of collusion obstruction bribery.

Posted by: Adam Schiff at November 16, 2019 12:02 PM (xSo9G)

25 Game of the day is MN @ Iowa. Go Gophers!


******

Go Go boots >> Go Go phers

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:03 PM (m45I2)

26 For this State Department employee (who, as an ambassador, enjoyed the highest level of U.S. protection during her overseas postings) to drape herself in the fabric of actual heroes while sabotaging POTUS is about as despicable as I can imagine.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:00 PM (m45I2)

***


Absolutely concur.
This woman is the Ugly American.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 12:03 PM (axyOa)

27 Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 12:02 PM (Y4EXg)

How goes the raising o' the grandkids?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:04 PM (ECrgQ)

28 She actually referred to the Diplomatic Corps as "the tip of the spear".

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:05 PM (m45I2)

29 I'm a hero hear me roar.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 12:05 PM (EgshT)

30

I wonder at what point the good people of Spain 1936 and Chile 1973 finally said enough is enough?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 12:06 PM (jp9oL)

31 Greetings:

She's not the one that jumped out of the birthday cake on board an aircraft carrier in that Steven Segal movie, is she ???

Posted by: 11B40 at November 16, 2019 12:06 PM (evgyj)

32 28 She actually referred to the Diplomatic Corps as "the tip of the spear".
Posted by: Muldoon



A spear of Nerf

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 12:06 PM (68Eft)

33 The week in pictures thread is full of glorious hilarity.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 12:06 PM (W+kMI)

34 it feels like sunday.

Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:08 PM (Pg+x7)

35 SO, about that global climate change turning the USA into a giant desert... This week Ohio has had days all with below-freezing temperatures, and we got 1-3 inches of snow across the state. The only desert the watermelons and progtards can see is the one they're making in California.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 12:09 PM (W+kMI)

36 This Marie Yovonovith reminds me of 80% of Peace Corp volunteers I
met when I did my stint with them. On the whole they were extremely
liberal, well credentialed, well traveled, did very little useful work
but were sure they were saving the world and they were Gods gift to the
American public. who they were often contemptuous of. They all wanted a job with the Federal govt after
finishing their "service" and the foreign service was considered the
best of all worlds. They will tell you how hard they worked and
suffered in their dangerous, but vital jobs but this is rarely the case.


Locals
were rarely impressed by volunteers, although they often found them amusing
and we always called Peace Corps the longest vacation you can never
leave because of the large amount of, um, extracurricular activities. At the end of service we went to a resume and job hunting seminar
where we were told how to frame our extended vacation to sound like it
was very important work. Heard a lot of those buzzwords yesterday from
Yovonovitch



I would not be the least bit surprised to find Yovonvicth did a couple years with Peace Corps before starting her illustrious career of public service

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2019 12:09 PM (MxEKc)

37 31 Greetings:

She's not the one that jumped out of the birthday cake on board an aircraft carrier in that Steven Segal movie, is she ???
=======
Alas, no, that would've made for a more interesting testimony.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 12:10 PM (W+kMI)

38
For this State Department employee (who, as an ambassador, enjoyed the highest level of U.S. protection during her overseas postings) to drape herself in the fabric of actual heroes while sabotaging POTUS is about as despicable as I can imagine.
Posted by: Muldoon


Why, she puts Alvin York and Audie Murphy to shame!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 12:11 PM (aKsyK)

39 >>She actually referred to the Diplomatic Corps as "the tip of the spear".

This whole process has been quite illuminating. For years, many of us have been warning about the dangers of the administrative state aka Deep State. We were routinely mocked by the "smart set" for being conspiracy theorists.

They've now moved to openly bragging that they really run things and our votes are not to be taken seriously. Over and over we hear from these geniuses that they were just trying to implement US foreign policy and not what Trump wanted done.

The dysfunction is now in the open for all who choose to see it.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:11 PM (ZLI7S)

40 Does anyone know why Mega Keating McEatingDisorder leveled such a bitter tweet at Roger Stone yesterday? I know that she inherited her big mouth and stupidity from her dumbass father, but surely her homewrecking mother has given her some clue that the family reputation is about to go deep in the shitter and that she should dial back on spiteful tweets.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 12:12 PM (y7DUB)

41 16 I love winter farming.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 11:53 AM (oGXG7)

Well, then, that makes one of you.
Posted by: Linn Ridge


About like that one year I put out winter rye to try to get grass under the tree in the front yard.

I was the only idiot mowing in January.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2019 11:58 AM (dEvh1)
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You're doing it wrong! My morning chores involved sitting in the sun drinking coffee and smoking a cigar and watching the deer.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 12:12 PM (oGXG7)

42 You're doing it wrong! My morning chores involved sitting in the sun drinking coffee and smoking a cigar and watching the deer.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 12:12 PM (oGXG7)

I bow to the master.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:13 PM (ECrgQ)

43 Hiya weasel!
Smooch!

My morning has consisted of drinking coffee, looking out the window and packing my bag to go to the range with Mark and a nube.

I'm having some nerve issues in the web of my thumb on my shooting hand. Any thoughts?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2019 12:14 PM (PkVlr)

44 since it's noon, here's a question: why is it called noon?

Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:14 PM (Pg+x7)

45 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 12:15 PM (arJlL)

46 >>Does anyone know why Mega Keating McEatingDisorder leveled such a bitter tweet at Roger Stone yesterday?

Incidents like this probably contributed. Stone hated McCain and wasn't shy about it.

https://tinyurl.com/ybg6bc5e

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:15 PM (ZLI7S)

47 since it's noon, here's a question: why is it called noon?
Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:14 PM (Pg+x7)


Asked no on, ever

Posted by: BurtTC at November 16, 2019 12:16 PM (hku12)

48 I see the Mullahs in Tehran just doubled the price of gasoline. The locals aren't happy. Keep squeezing, Donny Two Scoops.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at November 16, 2019 12:17 PM (jp0Bv)

49 since it's noon, here's a question: why is it called noon?
Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:14 PM (Pg+x7)

Two twelve o'clocks: one with a moon and one with a...noon.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:18 PM (ECrgQ)

50 She actually referred to the Diplomatic Corps as "the tip of the spear".


Cowabunga.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 12:18 PM (EgshT)

51 Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2019 12:09 PM (MxEKc)

I was a VISTA volunteer after getting my undergraduate degree, mainly because I was still fairly aimless. What a fucking waste of time that was. All I was was a body in a staffing report for some scam organization to maximize the grift. I hated every second of it but the people I held in greatest contempt were the people that wanted in afterward on the pyramid scheme.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 12:18 PM (y7DUB)

52 >>since it's noon, here's a question: why is it called noon?

nona

Latin

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:18 PM (ZLI7S)

53 Linn - it all went pretty well this week. They are back home today. Their mother is po'd with me as I wouldn't take them for their regularly schedule eyebrow waxing appointment this week.

For heaven's sake, they're 6 and 11. They don't want it, their mom does. It's all the rage with the 'cool' moms I guess.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 12:19 PM (Y4EXg)

54 My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Trump order a Quid Pro Quo at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

Posted by: Simone, Star Witness for the Democrats at November 16, 2019 12:19 PM (jp0Bv)

55 The one question I would have like to seen ask

"Amb. Vonawitch, what do your feelings have to do with the matter at hand ?"

"nothing, I guess"

and the follow up

"So why do you think the POS dims keep asking you about your feelings, Amb Vonawitch ?"

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:19 PM (rpxSz)

56 Tell her you're trying to uphold their social standing. Everyone who's anyone does threading now. Duh.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:21 PM (ECrgQ)

57 answer: even though the roots for "noon" go back to old english, its origin is latin, not anglo-salon. but why not midi (french for noon) or something like that, arising from meridiem, the latin word for noon?

noon comes from nones, the ninth hour after dawn, or 3:00. over about two hundred years during the 12th to 14th centuries the time gradually went to 12:00, or noon.

Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:21 PM (Pg+x7)

58 She actually referred to the Diplomatic Corps as "the tip of the spear".
Posted by: Muldoon
------

I've related this before. Once I was staying at an old in which overlooks the Potomac, at Harper's Ferry.

Some of the rooms were in an external building. Walking up to the inn for dinner, I saw an assemblage of people in what can only be described as costumes. Mostly kaftans, brightly colored. One had a 'crown' fashioned from crepe paper and tinfoil.

They were youngish, in their 20's. Well, naturally, I stopped and asked what was going on. The guy I spoke to told me that they were doing State Department training.

M spontaneous response was, 'Heh, I suspected this had something to do with my tax dollars."

The guy cracked up, and immediately shared the comment with his compatriots. Ha, ha, ha.

THAT is my only contact with the State Department, clowns-in-training. Well, aside from that investigator...but that's another story.

I mean this is the agency of Hillary, and 'You've Got a Friend' Kerry

Posted by: Adam Schiff at November 16, 2019 12:21 PM (CDGwz)

59 I really wish someone had asked, "is being an ambassador a lifetime appointment?" "What happened to the previous ambassador to the Ukraine?" "Did they die?" "Oh they were fired you say?"

Posted by: Sgt_H at November 16, 2019 12:22 PM (dzvb3)

60 >since it's noon, here's a question: why is it called noon?


"noon" is short for "nooner"

otherwise known as "lunch"

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:23 PM (rpxSz)

61 Ugh. Fat fingered. Drop a character here, pick one up there.

Posted by: Adam Schiff at November 16, 2019 12:23 PM (CDGwz)

62 For those looking for a Kilroy version of the EDKH meme, see the comments at the Hearsay Edition link.

Commenter's name is Ben Dover ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 12:23 PM (XzVUd)

63 Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:23 PM (rpxSz)

I like the way you think!

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:24 PM (ECrgQ)

64 Jeebers. /Schiff

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 12:24 PM (CDGwz)

65 Incidents like this probably contributed. Stone hated McCain and wasn't shy about it.

https://tinyurl.com/ybg6bc5e
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:15 PM (ZLI7S)


LOL. I'm sure that sent Mega on another buffet leveling binge. He may have crashed the party but I don't see a single inaccurate thing written about the Admiral's worthless brat.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 12:25 PM (y7DUB)

66 ... i thought that was interesting.

Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:25 PM (Pg+x7)

67 ... never mind.

Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:25 PM (Pg+x7)

68 >>I really wish someone had asked, "is being an ambassador a lifetime appointment?" "What happened to the previous ambassador to the Ukraine?" "Did they die?" "Oh they were fired you say?"

Not fired, unfortunately. Transferred.

Geoffrey Pyatt was the ambassador to Ukraine before Yovanovitch. He was made ambassador to Greece in May 2016.

He's at least as bad if not worse than Yovanovitch.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:26 PM (ZLI7S)

69 I really don't understand the point of her. Ambassador's come and go, if she can't implement Trump's policy she shouldn't be there. I know Trump wasn't a political animal and didn't have all the connections in line for Ambassadors, but not replacing all of them from the outset was a mistake.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 12:26 PM (r+sAi)

70 who knows captain, maybe she had low sugar, I imagine she she must have been staring daggers at elise Stefanik, yesterday,

Posted by: gaius martius at November 16, 2019 12:27 PM (hMlTh)

71 Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:25 PM (Pg+x7)

I did, too. Why did noon move from 3 to 12?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:27 PM (ECrgQ)

72 Why did noon move from 3 to 12?


*******

Daylight Savings Time

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:28 PM (m45I2)

73 no one knows

Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:29 PM (Pg+x7)

74 Woot!! Just got my new issue of Garden and Gun!! Back later, all!

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:30 PM (ECrgQ)

75 I did, too. Why did noon move from 3 to 12?<<<<<<
3 is a long time to wait for lunch. I get hungry.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 12:30 PM (r+sAi)

76 "I was a VISTA volunteer after getting my
undergraduate degree, mainly because I was still fairly aimless. What a
fucking waste of time that was. All I was was a body in a staffing
report for some scam organization to maximize the grift. I hated every
second of it but the people I held in greatest contempt were the people
that wanted in afterward on the pyramid scheme.

Posted by: Captain Hat"

Despite its drawbacks, I actually enjoyed my time in the Peace Corps, had a lot of great adventures in remote third world country and, unlike most volunteers, managed to do some useful work, probably because I was older and actually had some work experience. Overall though, PC it is a huge waste of taxpayer money and make-work for more govt employees, just a useful foot in the door for permanent govt "service" Everything I heard about VISTA (AmeriCorps) is far worse and more blatantly politicized.

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2019 12:30 PM (MxEKc)

77 big donors get cushy ambassadorships ... but in Ukraine, which was grifter central, they needed a duly cooperative DeepStater ... to cover the crimes.


Tip of the Spear ... sure, for the DS Cartel ... they are the public front at least, for bribery by Burisma and bad banks, to get the US support. But the military is the spear, which when yielded by Obama, stands down and offers Russia Crimea.


A military guy on Tucker last night said a big problem was these Obama apparatchiks wanted to push Ukraine into NATO. He said that becomes a real threat to Russia, who (while weak, not dead) might not stand down, but might actually become more hostile. And Obama was fine with the US funding NATO on the EUs behalf.


I don't have any comprehensive view on the region, but the globalist grifters want to make the money, while the US goes deeper in debt being global policeman on their behalf. Trump wants these nation states to be allies, but to stand on their own. (our trade policies would support that, as we decouple from China)

This would apply to S Korea, Japan, Israel/Sauds/Jordan/Egypt ... we step back from the front lines, but retain superpower command and control, emphasis on everyone pulling their own weight, retaining their sovereignty. That means the grifter machine doesn't get to use our military as their private hit man ... as seems to have happened with Soros/Burisma and the Ukraine coup. but it is foggy to me ...

Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2019 12:30 PM (Cus5s)

78 or

no, no-one knows noon.

Posted by: mjc at November 16, 2019 12:30 PM (Pg+x7)

79 If you have any interest in how the public servant lives in Ukraine, google a picture of her house. Disgusting!

Posted by: Chillin the most at November 16, 2019 12:30 PM (lonOK)

80 Mostly kaftans, brightly colored. One had a 'crown' fashioned from crepe paper and tinfoil...State Department training.

********


Peculiar. Some type of model UN role-playing thing?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:31 PM (m45I2)

81 77 ... to cover UP the crimes.


FIFY

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 12:32 PM (XzVUd)

82 I like the way you think!
Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 16, 2019 12:24 PM (ECrgQ)

completely instinctual

but thanks

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:33 PM (rpxSz)

83
I see the Mullahs in Tehran just doubled the price of gasoline. The locals aren't happy. Keep squeezing, Donny Two Scoops.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at November 16, 2019 12:17 PM (jp0Bv)


Iran imposed gasoline rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent Friday, saying the move aims to help the needy with cash handouts and is not due to a budget deficit.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 12:33 PM (pmvZo)

84 None of you know the struggle of serving your country at a lonely diplomatic outpost with the specter of running out of roe hanging over your head every day.... only to be summarily fired and have to suffer through a 6 figure salary as a fellow at Georgetown. This woman has sacrificed for her country like none other, and you have the gall to violently attack her in these comments! For shame!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2019 12:33 PM (f/PM+)

85 I did, too. Why did noon move from 3 to 12?

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The sundial's batteries were dead?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 12:34 PM (Y4EXg)

86 China wins the propaganda war:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ErIRL6RA0o

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 12:35 PM (XzVUd)

87 "There I was. Knee deep in the caviar..."

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:36 PM (m45I2)

88 >>This would apply to S Korea, Japan, Israel/Sauds/Jordan/Egypt ... we step back from the front lines, but retain superpower command and control, emphasis on everyone pulling their own weight, retaining their sovereignty. That means the grifter machine doesn't get to use our military as their private hit man ... as seems to have happened with Soros/Burisma and the Ukraine coup. but it is foggy to me ...

I'd say you're pretty spot on.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:36 PM (ZLI7S)

89 but it is foggy to me ...

******

...we need a career diplomat to get to the Bottom of it.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:38 PM (m45I2)

90 Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2019 12:30 PM (MxEKc)

You aren't the first person to point out the differences between the two organizations. Glad your experience was better than mine, which ultimately didn't hurt me in the long run.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 12:39 PM (y7DUB)

91 A military guy on Tucker last night said a big problem was these Obama apparatchiks wanted to push Ukraine into NATO.

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: The Poles and the Czechs at November 16, 2019 12:40 PM (EgshT)

92 The writer Erica Jong's daughter whose last name escapes me (Molly?) but whose last name is Jong-Fast, wailed on Twitter that Elise Stefanik was so very disrespectful, and that everybody should donate to the Democrat running against her for Congress. Disrespectful? Schiff is a rude clown. If the Democrats didn't have double standards they'd have no standards at all.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 12:41 PM (WI7YS)

93 Elise Stefanik is a rock star, and it helps that's she's kinda hot.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp, Robach Didn't Kill Herself at November 16, 2019 12:41 PM (bkUtD)

94 92-Sorry; Make that "first name" escapes me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 12:42 PM (WI7YS)

95 I wish someone made a truffled queso

guess I could make my own

note to Mrs REDACTED

pick up a black truffle and more chanterelles

next time you're in NYC

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:42 PM (rpxSz)

96 The democrats live in their own, alternate reality now. They reinvent it daily, and add or subtract history as need be. There is no more worrying over form, civility, the future. There won't be a future unless we destroy them, utterly. No mercy. No quarter given. Sadly, there is no other way. Come to grips with that.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 16, 2019 12:42 PM (Fxgkp)

97 yes her grandpa was the commie apparatchik howard fast, momma screwed anything that moved and some that didn't, the bulwinkle is an intriguing artefact,

Posted by: gaius martius at November 16, 2019 12:43 PM (hMlTh)

98 >>> the bulwinkle is an intriguing artefact


Nothing up my sleeve... Presto!

Posted by: Bullwinkle at November 16, 2019 12:44 PM (VWp7G)

99 molly jong fast, I was referring to,

Posted by: gaius martius at November 16, 2019 12:44 PM (hMlTh)

100 Aaaarghpeachment!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 12:44 PM (NMAzL)

101 As an Army Intelligence guy, I spent a little time in and around embassies. Glad I was never assigned to one. My colleagues who were hated it.
Tip of the Spear Bullsh*t!!! They mostly worked at making sure the Congress and Senate wives got in on all the good shopping and best places to eat.
The guys who did the real work were in the basement doing 18 hour days and were mostly ignored by the foggy bottom asshats.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 12:45 PM (axyOa)

102 Posted by: gaius martius at November 16, 2019 12:43 PM (hMlTh)

Well, if it's the Howard Fast I'm thinking of he did write some interesting historical novels.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 12:45 PM (WI7YS)

103 Iran imposed gasoline rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent Friday, saying the move aims to help the needy with cash handouts and is not due to a budget deficit.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 12:33 PM (pmvZo)

"the needy" HAH! The only group getting cash handouts are regime thugs and supporters. It looks like a good sign of just how bad things are inside Iran; they're making a move that they KNOW is going to piss off almost everyone, just to be able to keep paying their Goon Squads. That's Bad King John and Robin Hood territory there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 12:45 PM (trdmm)

104 Tater's on, filling his depends

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:46 PM (rpxSz)

105 This is nothing more than a choreographed, taxpayer-paid DNC campaign commercial aimed at stupid women. Congressional Dems haven't accomplished a single thing for years so instead they put on a soap opera.

Posted by: 29Victor at November 16, 2019 12:46 PM (BJKQV)

106 Yes; Marie wouldn't even have known about the tweet until later unless Schiff hadn't brought it up. If there was intimidation HE did it. Good point!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 12:47 PM (WI7YS)

107 "There I was. Knee deep in the caviar..."

A horrible and traumatic experience. I've walked a kilometer in your shoes.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 12:49 PM (EgshT)

108 testy....Ve are NOT allowed to point out inciveeenient facts

Posted by: Permaculture Pete at November 16, 2019 12:49 PM (Fxgkp)

109 As an Army Intelligence guy, I spent a little time in and around embassies...
Posted by: Diogenes



*******

As an itinerant smart-ass I'm tempted to make the obligatory "Army Intelligence, isn't that an oxymoron?" joke, but will forgo that and instead say, "Thanks for your service"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:49 PM (m45I2)

110 The best embassy job I've heard about is in the Czhekh Republic, iirc, just outside of Prague. Not a lot for the Ambassador to do, but the Ambassador's Official Residence is a 100 room 18th Century Chateau, which comes with a full time personal staff of 20. It's like living in the house on Downton Abbey. (Somehow the US ended up with title to it)

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 12:49 PM (trdmm)

111 Even never-trumper Mirengoff at Powerline dumps all over Yovanovich. Check it out.

(But don't call Mirengoff a never-trumper, or they'll ban you. Mirengoff burned his fingers by writing something perfectly sensible about a Sainted Tribal Elder Amerind's blather a few years ago, and so he is a bit careful not to offend the SJWs since then.)

Posted by: gp, Chargé d'Affaires du Chat at November 16, 2019 12:50 PM (mk9aG)

112 Finally, Barr speaks

Posted by: Permaculture Pete at November 16, 2019 12:50 PM (Fxgkp)

113 I want to see Stefanik drive a stake through the chest of that worthless lying sack of Bantha podo named Schiff.

Mirengof [sp?] is impossible to read whenever Trump comes up. He is in bed with David French and David Brooks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 12:50 PM (EsKTB)

114 Noon Noon

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 12:50 PM (aKsyK)

115 E. Indians cleaning up the beaches

Maybe they should start with the banks of the Ganges

don't have the link but NBC reporter throws up on camera

walking the banks of the Ganges

crappy situation

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:51 PM (rpxSz)

116 >>As an Army Intelligence guy, I spent a little time in and around embassies. Glad I was never assigned to one. My colleagues who were hated it.
Tip of the Spear Bullsh*t!!! They mostly worked at making sure the Congress and Senate wives got in on all the good shopping and best places to eat.
The guys who did the real work were in the basement doing 18 hour days and were mostly ignored by the foggy bottom asshats.

What was going on at the Ukraine embassy during the Obama years was a bit more nefarious. To a large degree, Ukraine was being run from that embassy.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:52 PM (ZLI7S)

117 true he did write Spartacus, and some of his san Francisco series was interesting, but the message was paramount,

Posted by: gaius martius at November 16, 2019 12:52 PM (hMlTh)

118 HS football shooting

It's against the law to shoot a football

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 12:52 PM (rpxSz)

119 As an itinerant smart-ass I'm tempted to make the obligatory "Army Intelligence, isn't that an oxymoron?" joke, but will forgo that and instead say, "Thanks for your service"
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:49 PM (m45I2)

---

Army Intel is very much an oxymoron.

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 12:52 PM (RU4sa)

120 As a note, the American embassy and consulate in the third world shit-hole I worked in was by far the most secure, safest place in the whole country. Multiple layers of security and even American citizens with a problem needed appointments to get in. After dealing with them a few times I decided contacting the embassy was the last thing I would ever do in case of emergency.


But yeah, Tip of the Spear.

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2019 12:53 PM (MxEKc)

121 As an itinerant smart-ass I'm tempted to make the obligatory "Army Intelligence, isn't that an oxymoron?" joke, but will forgo that and instead say, "Thanks for your service"
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:49 PM (m45I2)

**smiles**

Right back at cha.
By the way, did you know an Army doctor with the nickname of Doc Nicky "The Knuckle"?
Hated that bastard.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 12:53 PM (axyOa)

122 I got to work with a ArNG MI battalion briefly. They were not the sharpest crayons in the box.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 12:54 PM (EsKTB)

123 lol Anna

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 12:54 PM (RU4sa)

124 The worst night of my life was when I realized that I had no choice but to command those poor Russian hookers to pee on that bed. I did it for my country.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 12:55 PM (EgshT)

125 By the way, did you know an Army doctor with the nickname of Doc Nicky "The Knuckle"?
Hated that bastard.


*******

Let me guess. Prostate exam?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:55 PM (m45I2)

126 Tom Servo, I have a very good friend who worked at the Embassy in Prague for several years. I was able to visit a couple times. Beautiful site and compound and in a great city.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 12:56 PM (axyOa)

127 *pauses*

Oh kami...

Schiff is Ahab. Trump is the great orange whale.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 12:57 PM (EsKTB)

128 125 By the way, did you know an Army doctor with the nickname of Doc Nicky "The Knuckle"?
Hated that bastard.

*******

Let me guess. Prostate exam?
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:55 PM (m45I2)

That was Jimmy "The Fist".

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 12:57 PM (trdmm)

129 It's 2019. Person to person assinbassadors are so obsolete, 19th century bush league psych out stuff.

Close all our embassies and just have a call center out of India respond to any calls from foreign shit holes.

Save time, money and lives.


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 12:57 PM (Z+IKu)

130 If Carolyn Kennedy can be an ambassador, then anyone can.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 12:58 PM (EsKTB)

131 Let me guess. Prostate exam?
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:55 PM (m45I2)


More like a prostate roter-rooting.
And then afterwards he never called. He never wrote.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 12:59 PM (axyOa)

132 If Carolyn Kennedy can be an ambassador, then anyone can.

Once I taught her Pig Latin, she did quite well.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 01:00 PM (EgshT)

133 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxIOFVI98ww

How Bolivia overthrew Evo Morales

Podcast with: Protest leader Jhanisse Vaca-Daza

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 01:01 PM (XzVUd)

134 "Once I taught her Pig Latin, she did quite well."

Was she ambassador to Ancient Pig-Rome?

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at November 16, 2019 01:02 PM (mk9aG)

135 JS, did you see the Serhiy Leshchenko whine-tweet to Jim Jordan demanding he stop including his name, when discussing Nellie Ohr?

Last July, after his and Artem Syntyk's conviction on the Black Ledger/election interference was overturned, the first thing Leshchenko said was something to the effect: Trump can't hate me now. Interesting how the political winds have changed.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 01:02 PM (ZZDMQ)

136 >>> Does anyone know why Mega Keating McEatingDisorder leveled such a bitter tweet at Roger Stone yesterday? I know that she inherited her big mouth and stupidity from her dumbass father, but surely her homewrecking mother has given her some clue that the family reputation is about to go deep in the shitter and that she should dial back on spiteful tweets.

The_Donald uncovered a tweet Roger Stone did about her dad, way back, telling him to burn in hell. She apparently has a long, vindictive memory, and did an homage to that tweet (that no one but her remembers.) She could have made the exact same point without resorting to telling him to go to hell. That kind of language is supposedly what she and her fellow harpies on the View squawk about as destroying the public discourse. Way to take the low road, Meggie Mac.

I think her real prob is that people like Stone refuse to let her build an unopposed hagiography of her father, keep removing the halo they are trying to polish. She needs to let her dad exist warts and all, own up he made huge mistakes. She cannot let this be. It is gross.

Posted by: LizLem at November 16, 2019 01:03 PM (VjxvX)

137 I got to work with a ArNG MI battalion briefly. They were not the sharpest crayons in the box.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 12:54 PM (EsKTB)

Reserve units were interesting. Could be some of the best intel guys around or some of the worst. That said, in my 20 years I'd put my guys up against anyone. I and my NCOs trained them well. They were excellent soldiers.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:03 PM (axyOa)

138 Lisa Mei Crowley @LisaMei62
2m
The masks are off.

Raheem Kassam @RaheemKassam
Woops!

@sam_vinograd just gave the game away on CNN.

She said bureaucrats want to get on with their jobs without influence by the President.

Um... the President sets policy.

Not the bureaucrats.

If they don't like it, they can line up at the unemployment office.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 16, 2019 01:03 PM (BqBId)

139 Schiff is the wimpiest Ahab ever.

Posted by: The Mudshark at November 16, 2019 01:03 PM (Tnijr)

140 "HS football shooting" Trump-voting NRA members, as I suspected.

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at November 16, 2019 01:04 PM (mk9aG)

141 Ukraine was being run from that embassy.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 12:52 PM (ZLI7S)

And used it as a piggy bank.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado) at November 16, 2019 01:04 PM (l7Kbv)

142 And then afterwards he never called. He never wrote.


********

They taught us at Army Prostate Exam School (ironically enough, a six week course at Ft. Polk) that leaving a twenty on the dresser was sufficient.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 01:05 PM (m45I2)

143 He maybe the wimpiest ever but he is succeeding in destroying his party in his quixotic quest to harpoon Trump

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 01:05 PM (EsKTB)

144 "Once I taught her Pig Latin, she did quite well."

Actually I'd make a better ambassador.

Posted by: A Latin speaking pig at November 16, 2019 01:05 PM (Tnijr)

145 9 Schiff is the wimpiest Ahab ever.
Posted by: The Mudshark at November 16, 2019 01:0

More like Captain Queeg accusing people of strawberry theft

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2019 01:06 PM (6XlcD)

146 The guys who did the real work were in the basement doing 18 hour days and were mostly ignored by the foggy bottom asshats.

So Milbarge's part of the beginning of 'Spies Like Us' was a documentary.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 16, 2019 01:06 PM (ykYG2)

147 Hi Noon 1952

Grace Kelly was good in it as well as a few other notables

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 01:06 PM (eaw6P)

148 a six week course at Ft. Polk

Hah!

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 01:07 PM (EgshT)

149 Of course he's tilting at windmills.

He tilts at everything.

Poor bastard couldn't hold that melon on a toothpick straight up and down for anything!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 01:08 PM (6FeV1)

150 I've been trying to come up with a Foggy Bottom Boys joke referencing O Brother, but can't get it framed up right. Can someone help me out?

Something about Pappy O'Dannell getting a midget for his campaign?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 01:08 PM (m45I2)

151
The writer Erica Jong's daughter whose last name escapes me (Molly?) but whose last name is Jong-Fast, wailed on Twitter that Elise Stefanik was so very disrespectful, and that everybody should donate to the Democrat running against her for Congress. Disrespectful? Schiff is a rude clown. If the Democrats didn't have double standards they'd have no standards at all.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Good lord, I follow Molly Jong-Fast's tweets just to see what the stupids are up to. I had no idea she was Erica Jong's daughter, but it figures.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 01:09 PM (13CQC)

152 Poor bastard couldn't hold that melon on a toothpick straight up and down for anything!


******

I heard somewhere that he has a congenital abnormality of his 18th cervical vertebra.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 01:10 PM (m45I2)

153 Bong-Fast? That sounds like a State Department party game.

Posted by: Masha Potatovich at November 16, 2019 01:10 PM (EgshT)

154 Schiff has the look of a pitted olive on a toothpick

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 01:11 PM (EsKTB)

155 I still maintain that the house will fail at impeachment

the Dim Mod Squad will go against this

the Obamacare bodies can still be seen in the rear view mirror

inquiry, yes

impeachment , no

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 01:11 PM (rpxSz)

156 since it's noon, here's a question: why is it called noon?


I always though it was because that's when you and your sweetie could get together for a nooner.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at November 16, 2019 01:11 PM (YqED9)

157 I spent a lifetime at Ft Polk one week.
After 6 weeks I guess prostate exams would be about the only thing left to do.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:12 PM (axyOa)

158 96 The democrats live in their own, alternate reality now. They reinvent it daily, and add or subtract history as need be. There is no more worrying over form, civility, the future. There won't be a future unless we destroy them, utterly. No mercy. No quarter given. Sadly, there is no other way. Come to grips with that.
Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 16, 2019 12:42 PM (Fxgkp)

Been there for about a year now.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at November 16, 2019 01:13 PM (CLteG)

159 137 When I was on I and I duty, we supported a Marine VTU (volunteer training unit) . This was a group of mostly rif'ed officers, and some retirees, who came in on drill weekends without pay to keep up to date on things. Our VTU had a few 02 (intel) types, working in the private sector in their field and they were pretty sharp. We had one Colonel who was in Kissinger's inner circle Col. O'Leary, good guy, WW2 vet.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 16, 2019 01:13 PM (C1Lsn)

160 157 I spent a lifetime at Ft Polk one week.
After 6 weeks I guess prostate exams would be about the only thing left to do.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:12 PM (axyOa)

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The hubs (Signal) was stationed at Ft Polk as his first duty station back in the mid-80s.

He would concur with your assessment.

Afterwards, he went to Schofield Barracks to wait for me to get there in '88, heh.

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 01:15 PM (RU4sa)

161 147 Hi Noon 1952

1969 gay flick

High Nooner

Tab was Fab

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 01:15 PM (rpxSz)

162 Heya fappers and fapperettes

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:16 PM (cJiNU)

163 >> JS, did you see the Serhiy Leshchenko whine-tweet to Jim Jordan demanding he stop including his name, when discussing Nellie Ohr?

>>Last July, after his and Artem Syntyk's conviction on the Black Ledger/election interference was overturned, the first thing Leshchenko said was something to the effect: Trump can't hate me now. Interesting how the political winds have changed.

Yea, I saw that. Good luck with that. It's only going to get louder.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 01:17 PM (ZLI7S)

164 Yo Insom.
S'up?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:17 PM (axyOa)

165 113 Anna Puma

I agree about PM.

Do you post at PL? Same sceen name?

I post there occasionally, with screen name "strawdog," btw.

Posted by: mnw at November 16, 2019 01:18 PM (Cssks)

166 Not familiar with Hi Nooner

anything to do with April?

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 01:19 PM (eaw6P)

167 Trump pardons some heroes

depends and poise filled beyond capacity

Bammy trades 5 killers for deserter

what's for lunch

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 01:21 PM (rpxSz)

168 I love Yavonovich's list of American diplomats who have suffered - the Iran hostages (abandoned by Carter), the Benghazi murders (abandoned by Obama), and the diplomats injured in Cuba (ignored by Obama).

Quite the list, isn't it?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 01:22 PM (I2/tG)

169 164 Yo Insom.
S'up?
Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:17 PM (axyOa)

Hey Diogenes! Just getting back from having brunch with my kids. Time with them is scarce and precious.

I'm glad that the report on Mrs. D was a positive one, considering the circumstances.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:22 PM (NWiLs)

170 Silly me...it's all ado 'bout sammiches

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 01:23 PM (eaw6P)

171 He maybe the wimpiest ever but he is succeeding in destroying his party in his quixotic quest to harpoon Trump
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 01:05 PM



Moby Don - #OrangeWhaleBad!!!

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 01:23 PM (786Ro)

172 This is amusing. Hispanic white Beto O'Rourke, now finding himself with time on his hands, appears at race race, you know, where people run run, in a new hipster goatee and wearing a ball cap reading "The border makes America great."

https://tinyurl.com/yky6p3r3

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 01:24 PM (+y/Ru)

173 I love Yavonovich's list of American diplomats who have suffered - the Iran hostages (abandoned by Carter), the Benghazi murders (abandoned by Obama), and the diplomats injured in Cuba (ignored by Obama).

Quite the list, isn't it?
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 01:22 PM



Yep. If they had shown the FEELZ more, they could have toughed it out like Yovanovich.

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 01:25 PM (786Ro)

174 Anna - In case you missed it, BT-13

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wfrkkbp

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 01:27 PM (xSo9G)

175 Man, Schiff came off really freaking bad there.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at November 16, 2019 01:27 PM (CLteG)

176 I've known a professional US diplomat. Yes, you get assigned to shitholes occasionally, particularly early in your career, but you are spending more than half your time assigned to Washington, and the rest of the time you're usually getting assigned to pretty pleasant places. Your housing overseas is paid for, and can get quite ritzy, particularly at the senior levels.

Somebody should do a video tour of the US Ambassador's residence in Kiev - no wonder Yavonovich bitterly regretted losing "her house".

The shithole countries have small embassy staffs - it's not like trade is a concern, and the fact that a place is a shithole means minimal staffing. New diplomats are frequently assigned to shitholes, not just because no one wants to be there, but because they have a lot more responsibility than at a nicer embassy, precisely because the staffs are kept so small. It's good for training.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 01:31 PM (I2/tG)

177 Severe weather in FL today! It's 61 degrees! I just saw a bunch of people go by in jackets, wool caps and mufflers. I'm wearing shorts and a T-shirt. LOL

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:31 PM (NWiLs)

178 Severe weather in FL today! It's 61 degrees! I just saw a bunch of people go by in jackets, wool caps and mufflers. I'm wearing shorts and a T-shirt. LOL
Posted by: Insomniac
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The wind chill...you're overlooking the wind chill!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 01:32 PM (xSo9G)

179 I never post on Power Line.

Moby Don?
Ishamel, "Why is Captain Schiff wearing John Travolta's disco suit?"

Mike Hammer, great story. There is a book on Med B-25s called the Bridge Busters. It is the bomb group that Joseph Heller flew with. As the war in Europe seemed to be reaching a conclusion the stream of replacement pilots and planes started to slow down. As a result, the number of missions required to go home rose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 01:33 PM (EsKTB)

180 178 Severe weather in FL today! It's 61 degrees! I just saw a bunch of people go by in jackets, wool caps and mufflers. I'm wearing shorts and a T-shirt. LOL
Posted by: Insomniac
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The wind chill...you're overlooking the wind chill!
Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 01:32 PM (xSo9G)


OMG I didn't think of that. It could feel like it's BELOW 60! We're gonna freeze to death!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:34 PM (NWiLs)

181 For all the pants-shitters who think AG Barr isn't on the job and doesn't know exactly what he's up against and who the enemy is, please listen to this speech he gave yesterday to the Federalist Society:

https://youtu.be/MeMwdtbPR6g

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 01:36 PM (bQngX)

182 She actually referred to the Diplomatic Corps as "the tip of the spear".
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:05 PM (m45I2)


I keep thinking of Archer saying "just the tip"

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2019 01:37 PM (1glZx)

183
I'm glad that the report on Mrs. D was a positive one, considering the circumstances.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:22 PM (NWiLs)

****

Yes. She's in napping now. Radiation starts Monday but the doc is quite happy with what she found and didn't find. It's a relief.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:37 PM (axyOa)

184 The writer Erica Jong's daughter whose last name escapes me (Molly?

BUNGA-BUNGA !

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 01:39 PM (arJlL)

185
The wind chill...you're overlooking the wind chill!
Posted by: Mike Hammer

OMG I didn't think of that. It could feel like it's BELOW 60! We're gonna freeze to death!!!
Posted by: Insomniac


It's 60 BELOW in Florida! Climate change!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 01:39 PM (aKsyK)

186 Severe weather in FL today! It's 61 degrees!

*********

Have they started naming minor weather events down there yet/.

Subtropical Zephyr Belinda eased onto the Gjulf Coast late Friday afternoon, bringing slightly cooler temperatures and scattered clouds. The governor has issued a Long Slereves are Optional order.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 01:39 PM (m45I2)

187 Yes. She's in napping now. Radiation starts Monday but the doc is quite happy with what she found and didn't find. It's a relief.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:37 PM (axyOa)

I can only imagine. Thank goodness for that.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

188 Yikes! Sleeves.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 01:40 PM (m45I2)

189 She actually referred to the Diplomatic Corps as "the tip of the spear".

We will fight to the last canape!

Posted by: "Professional" Diplomats! at November 16, 2019 01:41 PM (I2/tG)

190 137 I got to work with a ArNG MI battalion briefly. They were not the sharpest crayons in the box.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 16, 2019 12:54 PM (EsKTB)

Reserve units were interesting. Could be some of the best intel guys around or some of the worst. That said, in my 20 years I'd put my guys up against anyone. I and my NCOs trained them well. They were excellent soldiers.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:03 PM (axyOa)

I resemble one of those

Posted by: Sgt_H at November 16, 2019 01:41 PM (dzvb3)

191 Anna - In case you missed it, BT-13

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wfrkkbp
Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 01:27 PM (xSo9G)

***

At the little airport in SW Washington State where I grew up a couple of guys owned AT-6's. But one old guy had a BT-13. I swear that thing was far louder taking off than the 6's.
He told me once that once they started using the new satellite fields (in Texas) for training, the noise would drive off the prairie dogs.
I believe it.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:41 PM (axyOa)

192 The writer Erica Jong's daughter whose last name escapes me (Molly?

I guess all that zipless fucking had consequences.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 01:42 PM (I2/tG)

193 So sad.

Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2019 01:44 PM (DBGf/)

194 How can KellyAnne tolerate her "husband"? He called Elise Stefanik "lying trash" on twitter and told ppl to contribute to the socialist running against her. I don't care how religious I was or how many kids I had w that man, he's evil and toxic. That has to impact their kids. She and their daughter were attacked by the same ppl with whom he identifies; that is sick.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 01:45 PM (ZZDMQ)

195 Just for my daily intake of useless BS

was Mr. Rogers a TB ?

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 01:47 PM (rpxSz)

196 Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 01:37 PM (axyOa)
*******
Well that is good news

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 16, 2019 01:47 PM (BqBId)

197 It was more important to state Republicans that a Tea Party insurgent lose than that Republicans hold the seat. Owens barely hung on to the seat in 2010 and 2012, but chose not to run for reelection in the 2014 cycle.

A recurring theme. Did some leeches attach themselves to the Tea Party? Is water wet? Are most politicians lying sacks of shit?

That's ALL the same question, yo!

I want to reflect for a second on Trump and the Tea Party. At one point, after the election of The Turd With Flappy Ears, the TP had the support of 31% of the voters, including me. Thas a pretty big 'special interest' group, and was bipartisan. The real kind, composed of voters.

So of course, the media HAD to slay us. And since we became moar anathema than ketchup on a hotdog to them, the TPers went underground. 'Public' support plummeted.

A looooong 8 years later, we re-emerged as Trump supporters. Like antibiotic resistant TB, we persevered. In 2012 the Surrender Caucus gave us Mitt the Surrender Shit, their last gasp. And we took the recommended pain pill, losing, and abided like The Dude.

And they are STILL trying to kill us all off.

And it STILL ain't working.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 16, 2019 01:48 PM (Z4rgH)

198 How can KellyAnne tolerate her "husband"? He called Elise Stefanik "lying trash" on twitter and told ppl to contribute to the socialist running against her. I don't care how religious I was or how many kids I had w that man, he's evil and toxic. That has to impact their kids. She and their daughter were attacked by the same ppl with whom he identifies; that is sick.
Posted by: Ever

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I surmise to them and their ilk, it's business, not personal.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 01:48 PM (Y4EXg)

199 177 Severe weather in FL today! It's 61 degrees! I just saw a bunch of people go by in jackets, wool caps and mufflers. I'm wearing shorts and a T-shirt. LOL
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:31 PM (NWiLs)

So the face colanders come out at what? 55 degrees?

Posted by: Simone, Star Witness for the Democrats at November 16, 2019 01:49 PM (jp0Bv)

200 Ah, I remember all the media fanfare about Elise Stefanik being the youngest female congresswoman at the time.

Oh, wait. No I don't. That was brain scholar AOC.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 01:50 PM (9hauA)

201 92 Schitt is a fascist sexist. Nunes should tear up a copy of the constitution and dump it on Schitt's head,

Posted by: mercenary13 at November 16, 2019 01:52 PM (cpa7Q)

202 How can KellyAnne tolerate her "husband"? He called Elise Stefanik "lying trash" on twitter and told ppl to contribute to the socialist running against her. I don't care how religious I was or how many kids I had w that man, he's evil and toxic. That has to impact their kids. She and their daughter were attacked by the same ppl with whom he identifies; that is sick.
Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 01:45 PM (ZZDMQ)

I saw that tweet and noticed the glaring absence of details about any lies.

Did he comment on the fine congresswoman getting the crying diplomat to admit that the Obama administration had concerns about Hunter Biden and Burisma? Or was that all a lie, too?

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 16, 2019 01:54 PM (9hauA)

203 We shall go on to the end. We will fight in Paris and Tokyo. We shall fight aboard the yachts. We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight in the ballrooms. We shall fight in the spas and on the golf courses. We shall fight unto the last bacon wrapped scallop and lobster tail. We shall never surrender. Negotiated Capitulation is, however, an acceptable outcome.

Posted by: Masha "weird gal" Yovanovich at November 16, 2019 01:58 PM (jp0Bv)

204 Schiff is a Stalinesque piece of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:59 PM (NWiLs)

205 199 177 Severe weather in FL today! It's 61 degrees! I just saw a bunch of people go by in jackets, wool caps and mufflers. I'm wearing shorts and a T-shirt. LOL
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 01:31 PM (NWiLs)

So the face colanders come out at what? 55 degrees?
Posted by: Simone, Star Witness for the Democrats at November 16, 2019 01:49 PM (jp0Bv)

Colander face masks are typically warm-weather gear.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:00 PM (NWiLs)

206 Warm weather being relative, of course.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:01 PM (NWiLs)

207 Shoot. Everybody went to the gardening thread, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:02 PM (NWiLs)

208 *tumbleweed*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:02 PM (ycWCI)

209 For all the pants-shitters who think AG Barr isn't on the job and doesn't know exactly what he's up against and who the enemy is, please listen to this speech he gave yesterday to the Federalist Society:
https://youtu.be/MeMwdtbPR6g
Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 01:36 PM (bQngX)

Randy Newman......."Pants". Barr's theme song.

https://tinyurl.com/swvoxq9

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM (Z+IKu)

210 Yavonovich: I love the smell of printer paper in the morning. Smells like ... diplomacy.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM (LxTcq)

211
How can KellyAnne tolerate her "husband"? He called Elise Stefanik "lying trash" on twitter and told ppl to contribute to the socialist running against her. I don't care how religious I was or how many kids I had w that man, he's evil and toxic. That has to impact their kids. She and their daughter were attacked by the same ppl with whom he identifies; that is sick.
Posted by: Ever
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I honestly think KellyAnne made a bad pick.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM (13CQC)

212 I'm not all alone after all! Yay!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:04 PM (NWiLs)

213
Shoot. Everybody went to the gardening thread, I guess.
Posted by: Insomniac

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Just the gardeners.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:04 PM (13CQC)

214 I would think a colander would be a more intermediate type of clothing. Too hot and it would probably chafe. Too sunny and that thing could get damn hot- like wearing an oven on your face.

Cool, and it might offer some protection from the wind. Too cold and your face might freeze, add a balaclava.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:05 PM (ycWCI)

215 Just back from getting wings and stuff for the Navy/Fighting Irish game in 25 minutes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 02:05 PM (cqNba)

216 212 I'm not all alone after all! Yay!
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:04 PM (NWiLs)

Did you guys just hear something?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:06 PM (6FeV1)

217 For cold weather during the mad max apocalypse, you might be able to make some coin by making balaclava/colander onesies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:06 PM (ycWCI)

218 Cool, and it might offer some protection from the wind. Too cold and your face might freeze, add a balaclava.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:05 PM (ycWCI)

I know phyllo is magical stuff, but I don't think it's a great insulator.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:07 PM (6FeV1)

219 Did you guys just hear something?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:06 PM (6FeV1)

A fly buzzing? He's out of phase like that hippie chick on that star trek episode!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:07 PM (ycWCI)

220 I know phyllo is magical stuff, but I don't think it's a great insulator.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:07 PM (6FeV1)

Adding baklava to your colander face mask would set you apart from the other droogs. Might make you popular with dogs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:09 PM (ycWCI)

221 Adding baklava to your colander face mask would set you apart from the other droogs. Might make you popular with dogs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:09 PM (ycWCI)

Legio Canum. I like it.

You of course get the honor of leading the first maniple.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:10 PM (6FeV1)

222 But I call first dibs on heading up the Spanikopita Irregulars.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:14 PM (6FeV1)

223 *to the war hounds, pointing with a cold steel gladius-$49 bucks on amazon!*

Attack!

*dogs sit patiently, wagging their tails and staring at the pastry on his face and wagging their tails*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:14 PM (ycWCI)

224 maniple

There's a tranny joke in there somewhere, but I can't seem to squeeze one out of it.

Posted by: mikeski at November 16, 2019 02:15 PM (P1f+c)

225 222 But I call first dibs on heading up the Spanikopita Irregulars.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:14 PM (6FeV1)

Damn. Do not see Venture Bros references often.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 16, 2019 02:16 PM (ycWCI)

226 After some reflection I can see they are trying to kill Roger Stone too.

Putin has to laughing his ass off at how well the Democrats have done carrying out his plans against his opponents.

Posted by: torabora at November 16, 2019 02:16 PM (Y274z)

227 216 212 I'm not all alone after all! Yay!
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:04 PM (NWiLs)

Did you guys just hear something?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:06 PM (6FeV1)

🖕

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:19 PM (NWiLs)

228 Wakes up from nap
Looks around
Must be a lot of sports goin on today

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:21 PM (iaYfR)

229 The only thing I know about gardening is that everything I put in the ground dies.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 16, 2019 02:22 PM (flINI)

230 Did you guys just hear something?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:06 PM (6FeV1)

-on field gris a single bird or, rampant -
Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:19 PM (NWiLs)

hehehehe

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2019 02:22 PM (6FeV1)

231 Hey Insom, wanna play cards?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:23 PM (iaYfR)

232 Hi, Ben Had. Lot of games but nothing too good yet. ND/Navy at 1:30 and Georgia/Auburn at 2:30 should be better games.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 02:24 PM (Dhht7)

233 Listened to a bit of Barr's talk, ok/meh, mostly obvious stuff, but need to go listen to the part about judicial constitutional vandalism. That's the key issue - and one Barr and the legal cult have hitherto completely ignored - if they even can detect or understand the concept.


In fact, to say [as he did in the part I watched] that the legislature has encroached on executive power is a bit dubious on its face - an enormous problem is the exact opposite, Congress de facto ceding enormous power to the executive, in the form of the administrative state.


Judiciary has usurped in an unprecedented manner since Trump was inaugurated. Beginning with one of the most audacious outrages, over the travel EO.


It was the whole package - plaintiffs who could not possibly have standing [if national policy legally founded by Congress and executed by the president is to have any meaning]; outright, absurd defiance of clear law by a judge just making s**t up; and, making it much much much more important, in an area with zero judicial competence or authority - a president making a national security call based on intelligence recommendations, all clearly within the law and his constitutional authority.


Words to the Federalist society, given the context and realities, are at the lowest end of cheap.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 16, 2019 02:25 PM (QDnY+)

234 Shoot. Everybody went to the gardening thread, I guess.
Posted by: Insomniac

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Just the gardeners.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:04 PM (13CQC)

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I got chores to do.

Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 02:27 PM (axyOa)

235 Hi olddog. No TV for me, but I found the whole Sherlock Holmes series with Jeremy Brett at the pawn shop so I let it watch me in stages.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:28 PM (iaYfR)

236 19 I served as a Medical Officer in the Army for 13 years. While my service was honorable there is no way on earth that I would attempt to equate it with the service of those heroic men and women who actually stood in harm's way at risk to life and limb. For this State Department employee (who, as an ambassador, enjoyed the highest level of U.S. protection during her overseas postings) to drape herself in the fabric of actual heroes while sabotaging POTUS is about as despicable as I can imagine.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 12:00 PM (m45I2)

---

Why does it seem that the only officers worth a damn are here at the HQ?

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 02:29 PM (RU4sa)

237 Hey Ben Had.

Have some stomach bug, so I'm laid up on the couch debating if chicken noodle soup may be too much.

Ginger ale is barely tolerable.

So I may be a bit more cantankerous than usual.

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 02:32 PM (RU4sa)

238 Hey SMH! It was snowing in Killeen yesterday.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:32 PM (iaYfR)

239
the legislature has encroached on executive power is a bit dubious on its face - an enormous problem is the exact opposite, Congress de facto ceding enormous power to the executive, in the form of the administrative state.



Posted by: rhomboid

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This is the one that I don't get. Michelle Bachman once asked Tim Geithner (I think that was the guy) what his Constitutional authority was -- as in, which part of the Constitution gave him the authority to do whatever he was doing. He sat there all tongue-tied but I thought he missed an opening. Just go to the part of the Constitution where Congress makes laws, etc., you dummy.

I mean to me, this COULD HAVE BEEN like that scene in Die Hard where Hans Gruber says to Holly McClane, "What idiot put you in charge?" and she says "You did."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:32 PM (13CQC)

240 Why does it seem that the only officers worth a damn are here at the HQ?
Posted by: SMH


Government can never be made good. It can only be made less bad. And that ship sailed in 1913.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 16, 2019 02:33 PM (1Vobx)

241 233 rhomboid

You are absolutely correct. This concerted effort by all three arms to do whatever is necessary, legal or not, to thwart an America First agenda by PT needs to be addressed. I agree w the ppl who bl that not punishing the liars in the Kavanaugh confirmation gave free reign to even more evil. DOJ failed us.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 02:34 PM (ZZDMQ)

242 Heh Ben Had.

Oldest daughter was not happy.

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 02:34 PM (RU4sa)

243 SMH, how about just some plain chicken broth?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:36 PM (iaYfR)

244
I got chores to do.

Sigh...
Posted by: Diogenes

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#MeToo. I'll be gone as soon as I get to the bottom of this fup of cokkee.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:37 PM (13CQC)

245 Sometimes you just have to let those chore wait a bit and enjoy the day.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:41 PM (iaYfR)

246 Ed Driscoll has a good point this morning. Obama left an ambassador to die, but we're supposed to be outraged about Trump's tweet.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/348479/

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at November 16, 2019 02:43 PM (BVQ+1)

247 Have some stomach bug, so I'm laid up on the couch debating if chicken noodle soup may be too much.
Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 02:32 PM


* sends orderly with tray of SOS *

Posted by: Mess Sgt. Perry Stalsus at November 16, 2019 02:44 PM (DMUuz)

248
not punishing the liars in the Kavanaugh confirmation gave free reign to even more evil. DOJ failed us.
Posted by: Ever

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You wonder what those laws are even for. What is congressional testimony even for? Might as well let Congress read some Hustler letters and save the taxpayers some money.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:44 PM (13CQC)

249 For heaven's sake, they're 6 and 11. They don't want it, their mom does. It's all the rage with the 'cool' moms I guess.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 12:19 PM (Y4EXg)

Waxing kids' eyebrows, if they don't want it? Straight up child abuse. Probably even if they claim to want it, since they are too young to have full agency in the matter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 02:44 PM (/sgva)

250
Linn - it all went pretty well this week. They are back home today. Their mother is po'd with me as I wouldn't take them for their regularly schedule eyebrow waxing appointment this week.

For heaven's sake, they're 6 and 11. They don't want it, their mom does. It's all the rage with the 'cool' moms I guess.
Posted by: Tonypete

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That is such bs. It doesn't take a whole lot of waxing or plucking before hair just doesn't grow back at all. This happened to a friend of mine who had very trendy, very thin eyebrows for several years. What *very* little she has left is now getting even thinner over time, and she'll soon have no eyebrows at all. Estheticians tell her she'll have to learn to draw them on.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:51 PM (13CQC)

251
Well, looks like I've got this thread practically to myself, which means it's time to till the fields, etc. Later!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:52 PM (13CQC)

252 * sends orderly with tray of SOS *
Posted by: Mess Sgt. Perry Stalsus at November 16, 2019 02:44 PM (DMUuz)

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Haha.

Yeah, don't think so.

But thanks anyway, Sarge.

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 02:53 PM (RU4sa)

253 231 Hey Insom, wanna play cards?
Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:23 PM (iaYfR)

Sure, what's your pleasure?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 02:53 PM (NWiLs)

254 Insom, I'm partial to Texas Hold'em.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:57 PM (iaYfR)

255 Got the tuna steaks marinating. Just waiting for Pet Thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 02:59 PM (Dhht7)

256 254 Insom, I'm partial to Texas Hold'em.
Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 02:57 PM (iaYfR)

Why does this not surprise me.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 03:00 PM (NWiLs)

257 Nood Pets.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:01 PM (Dhht7)

258 Even People Steeped in The Extremes of Introspection Naturally Desire Interesting Dialogue, Not To Knock Internal Logos and Likeability; However, Internet Market Surveys Edify Less Frequently.

Posted by: norrin radd, sojourner of the spaceways at November 16, 2019 03:11 PM (8YXYE)

259 How can KellyAnne tolerate her "husband"? He called Elise Stefanik "lying trash" on twitter and told ppl to contribute to the socialist running against her. I don't care how religious I was or how many kids I had w that man, he's evil and toxic. That has to impact their kids. She and their daughter were attacked by the same ppl with whom he identifies; that is sick.
Posted by: Ever
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I honestly think KellyAnne made a bad pick.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 02:03 PM (13CQC)


I don't know why Trump puts up with her. She's like someone who shows up at a party with a fat loudmouth who eats all the food, drains all the booze and sits around farting and demands to watch porn.

Maybe Trump uses her to illustrate that he doesn't get distracted by extraneous horseshit but I'd send her packing.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 03:23 PM (y7DUB)

260 She went from Somalia to Moscow and London? How did she wrangle those plum postings after that disaster in Mogadishu?
I think she has a lot of dirt in her past. That would explain why she was so reluctant to leave her hot zone. She knew how much Hunter was making, she cultivated her own relationship with a billionaire.....and she was set to make millions too!
Instead she is teaching some punks at Georgetown about safe spaces in hot zones....while still on the State Department payroll for doing nothing.

Posted by: wferrin at November 16, 2019 03:33 PM (UjYaa)

261 "It was more important to state Republicans that a Tea Party insurgent lose than that Republicans hold the seat."

And this, right here, explains why the Cruise Ship Cons and the GOPe must be given the same treatment as Tories after the Revolution: Leave, Shut Up, or Die.

I prefer Option 3. The Founders were more generous to the Tories than this bunch deserves.

Posted by: SDN at November 16, 2019 03:40 PM (ohO1o)

262 I saw some discussion of eyebrows above, so this is on topic. My eyebrows hate me.

I didn't mind when my hair started to go grey. I'm 29 after all. And it started at the temples and mingled throughout and looked generally distinguished.

My eyebrows are producing individual white strands that stick out from a brown background. There's no oh his eyebrows are fading like his hair, it's all look how freaky that it he has eight white hairs in each eyebrow.

Harumph.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 03:42 PM (gd9RK)

263 181

Talk's cheap. Show. Me. The Money.

Have Barr do that talkin' in a criminal court opening statement indicting some traitors, then I'll sing Barr's praises.

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at November 16, 2019 03:56 PM (nWmg2)

264 Congrats Dems. 73 percent of voters think you're full of shit.

Posted by: Galil at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (Pzzpr)

265 ".....and she was set to make millions too!

Instead she is teaching some punks at Georgetown about safe spaces
in hot zones....while still on the State Department payroll for doing
nothing.



Posted by: wferrin"
That is know as "dedication to public service"

Posted by: Ripley at November 17, 2019 01:27 AM (NbRJx)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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Saturday morning. That can only mean at least one thing. Some items that didn't get their fair share of attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.

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  • This certainly is surprising as in "No shit, Sherlock."

  • Someone needs to seek attention in a different way or three.

  • FFS. Special Snowflakes are worldwide.

  • Happily married 40 years. Married for 80. J/K

  • Rejection is a bitch.

  • Ouch!

  • Nice try. But, you be the Judge.

  • Gin and tonic? Yes. Gin and elephant poop?


    Enjoy these stories or something else that tickles your fancy. After all this is an open thread. Just a couple of rules, no running with sharp objects, no pulling the 'ettes pony tails and be nice to one another.

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




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    1 Hello

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:33 AM (lwiT4)

    2 Morning grammie!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:35 AM (dUJdY)

    3 Morning MH! Mmm.. roomy.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:36 AM (dUJdY)

    4 Juevos rancheros w extra bacon in five minutes

    Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 08:36 AM (eaw6P)

    5 Hi Jewells. Doing anything fun today?

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:36 AM (lwiT4)

    6 Nice

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:37 AM (cqNba)

    7 Oh thank goodness, more coffee. May I have mine iced, please?

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:37 AM (FlHAd)

    8
    I guess Natasha Fatale's sob story wasn't quite the blockbuster the MFM wanted except for the hysteria of Christine Wallace and Betty Baier. So now it's this David Holmes embassy staffer who swearsies he overheard a Trump phone call with Sondland were Trump demanded an investigation!!! He also heard Sondland's response. So an embassy staffer was listening in on the president's phone call?

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:37 AM (gNcgT)

    9 I can only drink about half of covfefe dos

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2019 08:39 AM (JFO2v)

    10 Grammie, just going to stock up on jewelry stuff, maybe make a run to Costco. I want an instapot thought they may have a good deal on one. Just really mind blowing interesting stuff.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:40 AM (dUJdY)

    11 Crush the #Resistance.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 16, 2019 08:40 AM (HaL55)

    12 Gin with Elephant Poop.

    What's next, Diarrhea Man infused wine coolers......

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 08:40 AM (Z+IKu)

    13 " were Trump demanded an investigation!!"

    Imagonna guess that context might be the most important thing lacking in the new witnesses utterance.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:40 AM (cqNba)

    14 Morning bluebell!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:40 AM (dUJdY)

    15 grammie, willowed reply downstairs @ 290.

    And good morning to all.

    Posted by: teej at November 16, 2019 08:41 AM (qz18B)

    16 Top 20 again!

    Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 16, 2019 08:42 AM (KR6d6)

    17 "Gin with Elephant Poop.

    What's next, Diarrhea Man infused wine coolers...... "

    Never walk the streets in California with an open drink in your hand.

    You never know when a homeless person is gonna dump a bucket of 'something liquid' into your drink.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:42 AM (cqNba)

    18 I want an instapot thought they may have a good deal on one. Just really mind blowing interesting stuff.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:40 AM (dUJdY)



    I bought an Instapot at Costco a few months ago. Price was good. It's still in the box, unopened. I don't know what I was thinking. As if I was going to cook.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:43 AM (lwiT4)

    19 "So an embassy staffer was listening in on the president's phone call?

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:37 AM (gNcgT)"



    Wow, yeah, no kidding.
    Yuge, classy shaking-outs needed at every level.

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 08:43 AM (JwHjN)

    20 grammie, willowed reply downstairs @ 290.



    And good morning to all.

    Posted by: teej at November 16, 2019 08:41 AM (qz18B)



    Thanks teej!

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:43 AM (lwiT4)

    21
    STIR that facking coffee,there are lumps in it.Looks like Folgers Crystals to me. AND there is no bacon in the frame...FAIL!

    Posted by: saf at November 16, 2019 08:44 AM (5IHGB)

    22 Instapot should be the name of a dope delivery service.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2019 08:44 AM (JFO2v)

    23 When I first moved to the DC area 30 some years ago during the reign of Ronaldus Magnus I looked on most politicians with a certain level of reverence and respect. I now look on most of them with contempt. There are not more than 2 to 3% of them down there worth a tinkers damn.

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 16, 2019 08:45 AM (flINI)

    24 Morning all. Off the Moniter Merrimack museum today

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 08:45 AM (yWXpx)

    25 "Having a tooth growing in your nose is considered to be rare, with less than 0.1% of the population likely to be affected."



    *sigh of profound gratitude*

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 08:46 AM (JwHjN)

    26 When I first moved to the DC area 30 some years ago during the reign of Ronaldus Magnus I looked on most politicians with a certain level of reverence and respect. I now look on most of them with contempt. There are not more than 2 to 3% of them down there worth a tinkers damn.
    Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 16, 2019 08:45 AM (flINI)

    Amen

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 08:46 AM (yWXpx)

    27 > Never walk the streets in California

    You could've just stopped there and the advice would've been even better.

    I won't even change planes in that shithole any more if I can possibly avoid it.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2019 08:47 AM (oQp6r)

    28 Hey there, Jewells! Do you have a lot of shows between now and Christmas?

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:47 AM (FlHAd)

    29 I'll bet an instapot is just the thing for making Cream of Lutefisk soup !

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 08:47 AM (JwHjN)

    30 " "Having a tooth growing in your nose is considered to be rare, with less than 0.1% of the population likely to be affected."


    Forget it, Jack.

    It's Chinatown.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:48 AM (cqNba)

    31 Well, I want something that's going to cut my cooking time in half. I still want to make dinner when I get home from work but I'm usually so tired. Hubby doesn't mind TV dinners but I just am not a big fan. Plus they aren't really good for you.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:48 AM (dUJdY)

    32 I'll bet an instapot is just the thing for making Cream of Lutefisk soup !
    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 08:47 AM (JwHjN)
    ---------

    Now you've done it. Grammie will never take it out of the box.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:49 AM (FlHAd)

    33 "I'll bet an instapot is just the thing for making Cream of Lutefisk soup !"

    Tradition calls for a slow cooker.

    Gives the lye time to do its work properly.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:49 AM (cqNba)

    34 Tempis fugit.

    Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2019 08:49 AM (RuIsu)

    35
    I'll bet an instapot is just the thing for making Cream of Lutefisk soup !

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 16, 2019 08:47 AM (JwHjN)



    I wonder if I could use it to make glogg. Lighting it on fire might cause a problem though. I'll have to ponder.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:50 AM (lwiT4)

    36 Bluebell I only have one show left Dec 5 at Longview Mansion. I always do well there. Ladies night.. ladies wine and shopping! I'm ready to take some time off.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:50 AM (dUJdY)

    37 ladies wine and shopping!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:50 AM (dUJdY)


    I predict you'll have huge success.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:51 AM (lwiT4)

    38 I wonder if I could use it to make glogg. Lighting it on fire might cause a problem though. I'll have to ponder.

    Step 1: Drain all the alcohol from the ship's compass. Filter until relatively clear. Dispose of compass.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 16, 2019 08:52 AM (HaL55)

    39 willowed ...

    Rev went to Costco last night and bought 6 - SIX - containers of broccoli and cheese soup. I about beaned him.
    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:22 AM

    =====

    It sounds like a lot, but you'll need way more than that to fill a bathtub.
    Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:29 AM


    Dude. Don't stop there. We anxiously await the details of the innumerable beneficent effects this supplies in your twice-daily beauty regime!

    For example: Glowing skin! Tightened pores! Fewer wrinkles and crowsfeet! A youthful and more radiant appearance!

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)

    40 I don't need an on/off coffee switch, cuz mine is always set to On.

    So, yesstidday, 'we saw obstruction of justice in real time'. Oh yeah, the President must remain mute thru-out this shitshow or he be tryin' to rig the testimony.

    I didn't notice any threats in his tweets, just a laying out of facts about the power the President has, in the Fucking Constitution, to choose his ambassadors.

    Ya know, in my days as a manager, I obstructed a lot of employees from getting future paychecks by firing their useless asses.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at November 16, 2019 08:52 AM (Z4rgH)

    41 Filter until relatively clear.



    That's what the Everclear is for.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:53 AM (lwiT4)

    42 Good for you, Jewells. I hope you can rest up after that.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:53 AM (FlHAd)

    43 "Dude. Don't stop there. We anxiously await the details of the innumerable beneficent effects this supplies in your twice-daily beauty regime!

    For example: Glowing skin! Tightened pores! Fewer wrinkles and crowsfeet! A youthful and more radiant appearance!"

    And the green vegetable matter wedged into the ass crack is a real plus.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:53 AM (cqNba)

    44 Grammie, last year their December show was packed. I've never seen so many women in one place! It got so loud in there my ears were hurting.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:53 AM (dUJdY)

    45 It is fascinating to see the way the Democrats have tortured logic.

    Old and busted: Appointees serve at the pleasure of the president.
    New hotness: Appointees are superiors of the president, how must do as they say.

    The other aspect is how dedicated career civil servants can break any damn rule they want, listen in on classified calls and leak national security secrets because TRUMP IS SO BAD.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 16, 2019 08:53 AM (cfSRQ)

    46 For example: Glowing skin! Tightened pores! Fewer wrinkles and crowsfeet! A youthful and more radiant appearance!

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)



    Finally. News I can use.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2019 08:54 AM (lwiT4)

    47 How could you present the news and forget about me? Pig.

    Posted by: Heather Swanson at November 16, 2019 08:54 AM (sSS+I)

    48 Gah, so much to do today and no motivation to get out of the chair.

    Posted by: Infidel at November 16, 2019 08:55 AM (8/tIV)

    49 "We replaced T-Bone and Big Dawg's black tar heroin with Folger's Crystals. Let's see if they notice"

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2019 08:55 AM (oQp6r)

    50 Hasn't the press added "many more into many, many, many" want me to throw my depends into the ring, says Hillary.

    Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2019 08:55 AM (zB1W6)

    51 The other aspect is how dedicated career civil servants can break any
    damn rule they want, listen in on classified calls and leak national
    security secrets because TRUMP IS SO BAD.


    #FiretheResistance

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 16, 2019 08:55 AM (HaL55)

    52 Google is just a friggin' joke now, scrubbing search info...

    Posted by: Jennifer L Collings at November 16, 2019 08:55 AM (7Co5R)

    53 "Gah, so much to do today and no motivation to get out of the chair."

    Maybe eat a handful of prunes?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:56 AM (cqNba)

    54 Yeah, doing all these shows, especially on the weekends is tiring especially since I work full time. I'm usually ready to end it by December. Don't have another one until end of March. Been getting some special orders for Christmas so I will stay busy.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:56 AM (dUJdY)

    55 So no noods this morning. I see.

    Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 08:56 AM (Tnijr)

    56 Well, I want something that's going to cut my cooking time in half. I still want to make dinner when I get home from work but I'm usually so tired.
    Posted by: Jewells45

    Once you get the hang of the pressure cooker you'll love it. Very versatile. Tons of Youtube vids on recipes.

    Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 16, 2019 08:56 AM (VNfwt)

    57 Grammie! How is Wisconsin this morning, or at least your part of it? Ever since you posted, "Come to Wisconsin. We're nice" some weeks ago, I've been researching the state, and find it more and more attractive.

    (No, I am not kidding or being sarcastic. I can handle cold. My Scandi/Ruthenian/German DNA blossoms in cold weather.)

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 08:56 AM (4c+5M)

    58 "We replaced T-Bone and Big Dawg's black tar heroin with Folger's Crystals. Let's see if they notice"



    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2019 08:55 AM (oQp6r)

    Corn Pop will be pissed by the loss of bidnezz.

    Posted by: Corn Pop's Pop aka Pop Corn at November 16, 2019 08:57 AM (vqIkG)

    59 Well, I want something that's going to cut my
    cooking time in half. I still want to make dinner when I get home from
    work but I'm usually so tired. Hubby doesn't mind TV dinners but I just
    am not a big fan. Plus they aren't really good for you.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 08:48 AM (dUJdY)

    ---
    Use canned food as a base.

    Example: Tired after work, no interest in cooking, but don't want pre-packaged meal.

    So I set water boiling and while waiting for it to heat, cut up an onion and some celery. Then I pick what kind of soup I want. I went with beef, so I open a can of roast beef, add some potatoes, maybe rice and let it boil for a little bit, season and serve.

    Also get leftovers out of it.

    Thursday I threw a frozen bag of potatoes O'Brian into a skillet, and once it got going, added a can of Spam, attacking it aggressively with the spatula to break it up and distribute it evenly. Nice little 'breakfast for dinner.'

    The kids loved it.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 16, 2019 08:57 AM (cfSRQ)

    60 Cannabis article- fine example of crappy research combined with crappy lay reportage of the crappy research.

    Headline: Legal marijuana has led to increased use, risk for abuse among teens


    Opening sentence: "The legalization of recreational marijuana in some states has led to a slight uptick in reports of cannabis use disorder among teens, a new study suggests."


    Disclaimer buried deep in the article: "The authors caution that their findings are limited by the fact that respondents to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health self-reported their marijuana use, and that responses may therefore not reflect actual usage trends."

    TLR version. Oopsie!



    Oh, and good morning y'all!

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (m45I2)

    61 Sounds creditable to me...../sarc

    President Donald Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon
    Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear, which allowed others at a
    restaurant in Kyiv to overhear a conversation about "investigations"
    that's now part of the impeachment inquiry.
    From AP

    Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (zB1W6)

    62 As I said last night, it seems to me that not bursting into tears just because someone called you names would be a valuable skill for an ambassador.




    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (oQp6r)

    63 VIA, haha. I'm off to the shower. Later horde. Be good!

    Posted by: Infidel at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (8/tIV)

    64 I have to say, 'Masha' doesn't seem like the that 'strong woman' I keep hearing about.

    The people that keep going on about 'strong women!' are the same ones who will fall for the 'play the victim' card. It's like they want to have both sides of the argument or something.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (oVJmc)

    65 Oddly enough, when I think of strong women in government, I think of Pamela Landy.

    NOT quivering Masha Potatovitch.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (cqNba)

    66 The part of impeachment that has left me profoundly concerned about our future is that the media acts like it's real and not simply another democrat farce. How do we stitch the country back together when the media continues to pour gasoline on the fire of our discontent.

    Posted by: iandeal at November 16, 2019 08:59 AM (vgGyZ)

    67 48 Gah, so much to do today and no motivation to get out of the chair.
    Posted by: Infidel at November 16, 2019


    *
    *

    I'm kind of the same way. Rxs to pick up, my car to wash and start on the polishing process, and tonight Linda and I are venturing out to the far suburbs for a mini-road trip and dinner at -- are ya ready? -- Cracker Barrel.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 08:59 AM (4c+5M)

    68 President Donald Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon

    Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear, which allowed others at a

    restaurant in Kyiv to overhear a conversation about "investigations"

    that's now part of the impeachment inquiry.
    From AP


    Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (zB1W6)

    ---
    Was the ambassador using an 80s land line, because all cell phones have volume control on them. It's not like this is a special feature.

    Geez these people are stupid.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 16, 2019 08:59 AM (cfSRQ)

    69 Elephant poop infused gin? Hmm, I think I'd rather shove Gere's used gerbil up my ass first.

    My bucket list didn't get any longer after reading THAT headline.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at November 16, 2019 08:59 AM (Z4rgH)

    70 Hallmark Channel has me all weewee'd up for Christmas. Good morning, Horde!

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:00 AM (NMAzL)

    71 STIR that facking coffee,there are lumps in it.Looks like Folgers Crystals to me. AND there is no bacon in the frame...FAIL!

    The only time something should be added to coffee is when the something is needed to mask bad coffee.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
    Julianne Assange didn't kill himself. at November 16, 2019 09:00 AM (lD3vL)

    72 >>>Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 08:56 AM (4c+5M)

    Grammie is right, WI has nice people.

    And lots beautiful areas across the whole state, and cheese! If you can handle the longer winter, you'd do fine here!

    Posted by: My life is insanity at November 16, 2019 09:01 AM (Z/jzm)

    73 The people that keep going on about 'strong women!'
    are the same ones who will fall for the 'play the victim' card. It's
    like they want to have both sides of the argument or something.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (oVJmc)

    ---
    Hillary got a bit of flak from the Brits for leaving Thatcher out of her Big Book of Gal Heroes.

    Her lame excuse was that she wasn't a pioneer for other women.

    Theresa May also apparently doesn't exist.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 16, 2019 09:01 AM (cfSRQ)

    74 How do we stop the media? Stop reading and watching them. The internet really has given us that power.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 09:01 AM (yWXpx)

    75 Wouldn't a coffin be more impactful?

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:01 AM (NMAzL)

    76 Sounds creditable to me...../sarc

    President Donald Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon

    Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear, which allowed others at a

    restaurant in Kyiv to overhear a conversation about "investigations"

    that's now part of the impeachment inquiry.
    From AP


    Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2019 08:58 AM (zB1W6)


    According to the NY Slimes Trump was sooooo loud on the phone people at tables nearby could hear him. Sure.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 09:02 AM (gNcgT)

    77 I think the link between marijuana use and certain types of psychotic disease is very real and not very well understood. The whole rush to legalization makes me scratch my head. It is now more acceptable to fire up a joint in public than it is to smake a Marlboro. I never thought I see this happen.

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 16, 2019 09:03 AM (flINI)

    78 Oddly enough, when I think of strong women in government, I think of Pamela Landy.


    And in the movies is likely the only place you will see them.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
    Julianne Assange didn't kill himself. at November 16, 2019 09:03 AM (lD3vL)

    79 When I get a call in a public place, I get up and take it outside and I don't get calls from the POTUS.

    Posted by: dingbat at November 16, 2019 09:03 AM (Qkbqn)

    80 > According to the NY Slimes Trump was sooooo loud on the phone people at tables nearby could hear him. Sure.
    The only way that would happen would be if the idiot ambassador put it on speakerphone.

    Otherwise? It's a gigantic crock of shit.


    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2019 09:04 AM (oQp6r)

    81 Urban Outdoorsman Pro Tip: When yo encounter elephant dung, plunge your bare arm into the center.

    Judging the temperature gradient along your arm will inform you how fresh it is, and therefore how close the elephant may be.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 09:04 AM (DMUuz)

    82 Re: elephant poop.

    I read the name of the site in the link as "neatArOma" ... ewww ... but then I realized it was "neatOrAma" ... because it's been used here before.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:05 AM (XzVUd)

    83 The kids loved it.

    Both sound good!! Thanks for the ideas.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 09:05 AM (dUJdY)

    84 Coffeed up out to chill my behind in the tree stand. Anyone clean up the mess from last night'd ONT? Fairly certain yhey would find a couple pairs of pants, discarded bra , the bassist's guitar in the shower and the bottom half of a sex bot with "Zod was here" sharpied on the rear.

    Posted by: Sock Monkey..odor eaters not included at November 16, 2019 09:06 AM (JRHyo)

    85 Posted by: Corn Pop's Pop aka Pop Corn at November 16, 2019 08:57 AM (vqIkG

    *snort*

    Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:06 AM (PYVV9)

    86 Regarding that Texas couple married for 80 years, they're right. Being cordial to one another is a great foundation for a relationship. Just don't form the habit of venting on each other. Affectionate, too. Your partner will see your humanity anyway, but no need to be an asshole about it.


    So many people seem to believe that tension and strife in a marriage is normal. I don't think it is, but is is common.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:06 AM (NMAzL)

    87 Should a foreign ambassador be speaking to the President via telephone in a public place?

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 09:07 AM (oVJmc)

    88 IT IS common, I mean.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:07 AM (NMAzL)

    89 72 >>>Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 08:56 AM (4c+5M)

    Grammie is right, WI has nice people.

    And lots beautiful areas across the whole state, and cheese! If you can handle the longer winter, you'd do fine here!
    Posted by: My life is insanity at November 16, 2019


    *
    *

    I'm already inured to spending months out of the year indoors, except that here it's sweaty steamy heat out there and I'm huddling around the air conditioner. When the weather at last cools, I burst outside like a dog who's been cooped up in the house and wants to *play*. I figure, trade hot for cold in that scenario, and I'll be fine.

    I lived in Denver for 4 years, and while it's not the same kind of cold as WI, and snow only fell about once a month Oct-April, I have the right idea: layers, a hat, gloves, winterize the car and the pipes in the house.

    From what I've seen, too, you can get one hell of a lot more house in my price range in WI's smaller cities and towns than I could dream of down here -- nicer looking houses, with garages.

    Just need to find a job that will add to my SS and pension when I take them, and I'll be set!

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 09:08 AM (4c+5M)

    90 "I think the link between marijuana use and certain types of psychotic disease is very real and not very well understood. The whole rush to legalization makes me scratch my head. It is now more acceptable to fire up a joint in public than it is to smake a Marlboro. I never thought I see this happen."

    At a recent interaction with a State level politician, we were basically told that one of the ways to finance the Kirwan Commission's 4 Billion dollar funding requirement for education would be the revenue stream created by legalizing recreational marijuana.

    I wanted to ask if legalizing prostitution might also offer another revenue stream for the State.

    For the children, of course.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:08 AM (cqNba)

    91 The strip club guy fails because he believed a lie hollywood repeats over and over.

    A lit cigarette will not ignite gasoline.

    Posted by: steve at November 16, 2019 09:08 AM (TTy55)

    92 Anyone clean up the mess from last night'd ONT? Fairly certain yhey would find a couple pairs of pants, discarded bra , the bassist's guitar in the shower and the bottom half of a sex bot with "Zod was here" sharpied on the rear.
    Posted by: Sock Monkey..odor eaters not included at November 16, 2019 09:06 AM


    That's a mess? Sounds like a normal ONT, in fact a mild one, given the bassist's guitar in the shower means there was no bass solo.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 09:08 AM (DMUuz)

    93 Elephant shit infused gin:

    Flora contain substances that can impart a unique flavor to gin =>

    Elephant eats flora=>

    Elephant's alimentary tract partially digests said flora =>

    Distiller harvests elephant's poop =>

    Distiller sterilizes and processes poop to remove poop components, leaving residual flora =>


    Flora used to infuse gin.

    Simplified process.

    Side note:
    If you're buying gin marketed as elephant shit-infused it's possible that you don't come here for the gin.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:09 AM (m45I2)

    94 "Oddly enough, when I think of strong women in government"
    I read that as "strong women in undergarments."

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:09 AM (NMAzL)

    95 surprise

    https://tinyurl.com/yky6p3r3

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2019 09:09 AM (JFO2v)

    96 "Judging the temperature gradient along your arm will inform you how fresh it is, and therefore how close the elephant may be."

    You don't get pro-tips like that anywhere else, except here.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:09 AM (cqNba)

    97 It's finally cool enough in here that I can close the window.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:10 AM (FlHAd)

    98 Should a foreign ambassador be speaking to the President via telephone in a public place?

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 09:07 AM (oVJmc)


    I can see a waiter bringing the phone to the table and plugging it in. Like in the old movies of an earlier time. Speaking loudly, the waiter says the POTUS would like to speak to you. Every one in the restaurant stops eating and listens in on the conversation. Makes sense to me....

    Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2019 09:11 AM (zB1W6)

    99 >>Just need to find a job that will add to my SS and pension when I take them, and I'll be set!
    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 09:08 AM (4c+5M)

    Nice!

    I hope it works out for you!

    Posted by: My life is insanity at November 16, 2019 09:11 AM (Z/jzm)

    100 81 Urban Outdoorsman Pro Tip: When yo encounter elephant dung, plunge your bare arm into the center.

    Judging the temperature gradient along your arm will inform you how fresh it is, and therefore how close the elephant may be.
    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 09:04 AM (DMUuz)

    this works with hobos also!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2019 09:12 AM (JFO2v)

    101 Im in NY this weekend and the NY slimes front page is so ridiculously partisan it looks like parody. Every headline attacks Trump and at the bottom is a headline that Obama Seeks To Smooth Tensions or some such garbage

    Posted by: LASue at November 16, 2019 09:12 AM (LM21r)

    102 Also oops about the weed is failure to bring in all that sweet tax money to the state

    Posted by: A dude in MI at November 16, 2019 09:13 AM (WhTSP)

    103 Instant Pot Ribs (7 minutes)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8DK8qSK2ek

    This is the *best* cooking channel on youtube (as long as you like spicy chinese food).

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:13 AM (XzVUd)

    104 Should a foreign ambassador be speaking to the President via telephone in a public place?

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 09:07 AM (oVJmc)


    David "Shitlock" Holmes: It's elementary my dear Mr. Peebles.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 09:13 AM (gNcgT)

    105 I've been staying away from the Scampeachmemt hearings on TV, because I figured it would be ridiculous.

    But I saw some clips from Ingraham and Tucker on the DVR.

    The Democrats are making complete fools of themselves

    They aren't even embarrassed by their actions. They are, in fact,
    historically embarrassing themselves.

    Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (PYVV9)

    106 Heading to daughter and son in law's to do some painting.

    Have a good day, all.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (Z/jzm)

    107 78 Oddly enough, when I think of strong women in government, I think of Pamela Landy.

    And in the movies is likely the only place you will see them.
    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
    Julianne Assange didn't kill himself. at November 16, 2019


    *
    *

    Just watched two episodes this am of a 1950s TV series called Decoy. Beverly Garland plays an undercover policewoman in NYC. No sexism; the male cops treat her as a woman but also a colleague; Beverly's Casey Jones is as feminine a woman as you might want, but with a steel policewoman core. And she goes undercover not just as strippers and whores, but as a secretary in an office, as a junkie, and other things. All without acting like a man, unless you count handling her revolver as proficiently as a male cop would.

    There's your "strong woman." But the series is never mentioned in retrospectives on TV.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (4c+5M)

    108 Poop gin, eh? A Poop G and T?

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (NMAzL)

    109 'this works with hobos also!'

    Do you jam the entire hobo into the poop, or just his arm?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (cqNba)

    110

    Strong wymmen >> strong coffee >> Strong Thurmond>>> Strong Man competition >> strong condoms>>>>>> Strong aromas.

    Posted by: saf at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (5IHGB)

    111 Oops ... I see we were talking about Instapot ... but maybe they are the same; or equivalent.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (XzVUd)

    112
    I can see a waiter bringing the phone to the
    table and plugging it in. Like in the old movies of an earlier time.
    Speaking loudly, the waiter says the POTUS would like to speak to you.
    Every one in the restaurant stops eating and listens in on the
    conversation. Makes sense to me....


    Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2019 09:11 AM (zB1W6)


    When E.F. Trump talks. People listen

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 09:15 AM (gNcgT)

    113 Do you jam the entire hobo into the poop, or just his arm?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:14 AM (cqNba)

    ********

    The Hobo dip test

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 16, 2019 09:15 AM (flINI)

    114 "Legal marijuana has led to increased use, risk for abuse among teens"

    Well, that's their, like, constitutional right, man!

    Posted by: Libertarians at November 16, 2019 09:16 AM (ldmQR)

    115 >>>this works with hobos also!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2019 09:12 AM (JFO2v)

    Not in San Francisco.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:16 AM (NMAzL)

    116 To be taxonomically correct, 'elephant' refers to Indian (dot, not feather) elephants. An African 'elephant' is a loxodont.

    The difference between them that each imparts to gin is amazing, and boosts civet pride.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 09:16 AM (DMUuz)

    117 Nice!

    I hope it works out for you!
    Posted by: My life is insanity at November 16, 2019


    *
    *

    There are universities and colleges in the state aside from Milwaukee and Madison, and they may need staff as older employees retire.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 09:16 AM (4c+5M)

    118 That's a mess? Sounds like a normal ONT, in fact a mild one, given the bassist's guitar in the shower means there was no bass solo.

    He was too drunk to find his bass, so he grabbed a ukulele. What come next can only be described as chaos.

    Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting. at November 16, 2019 09:17 AM (SchxB)

    119

    Elephant Poop-Infused Liquor - a limerick

    On safari I was feeling Moron-ic
    So I pulled a prank somewhat ironic
    At a pub called "Rear-ender"
    I asked the bartender
    To give me a Gin and Colonic.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:17 AM (m45I2)

    120 74 How do we stop the media? Stop reading and watching them. The internet really has given us that power.
    _________________

    The guy who did the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood execs admitting that they sell baby body parts got slammed with a multi-million-dollar judgment this week.

    His grave offense that justified the huge damage award to the PP baby-sellers? Trespassing. See, he gave a fake name to the PP killers in order to get their permission to go onto their premises to videotape them laughing about how much they were making off the selling of dead baby parts. The judge determined that giving the fake name meant that he got onto the premises by stealth, which was trespassing, and clearly a horrible crime such as trespassing should be severely punished by bankrupting the guy.

    The powers-that-be, which includes the corrupt judge in this case, are determined that there will not be any actual journalism committed in this country. At least, not any journalism that hurts Dims and their causes, like killing babies.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 16, 2019 09:17 AM (k4dH2)

    121 95
    surprise



    https://tinyurl.com/yky6p3r3



    Not the usual surprise ... but close enough ... an "outy" rather than an "inny".

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:18 AM (XzVUd)

    122 119

    Elephant Poop-Infused Liquor - a limerick


    Scans perfectly.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:19 AM (XzVUd)

    123 To be taxonomically correct, 'elephant' refers to Indian (dot, not feather) elephants. An African 'elephant' is a loxodont.



    The difference between them that each imparts to gin is amazing, and boosts civet pride.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 09:16 AM (DMUuz)

    Only at Ace's place...

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:19 AM (NMAzL)

    124 There are universities and colleges in the state aside from Milwaukee and Madison, and they may need staff as older employees retire.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 09:16 AM (4c+5M)

    ********

    The UW has campuses spread out across the state. Western and Northern WI are absolutely beautiful year round.

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 16, 2019 09:20 AM (flINI)

    125 So I'm at my expensive hotel maybe mile from Google. I can tell it's a good place because the sign on the pool says "Persons with currently active diarrhea shall not be allowed in the pool water"

    Open Borders for the win!

    Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2019 09:20 AM (TJnH8)

    126



    For those who haven't seen it; I give you.....The Landshark !


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_NS2H55dxI

    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:20 AM (arJlL)

    127 At a recent interaction with a State level politician, we were basically told that one of the ways to finance the Kirwan Commission's 4 Billion dollar funding requirement for education would be the revenue stream created by legalizing recreational marijuana.
    I wanted to ask if legalizing prostitution might also offer another revenue stream for the State.
    For the children, of course.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:08 AM (cqNba)

    Just another reason to get rid of government skools.

    The funding schemes are out of control.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 09:21 AM (Z+IKu)

    128 An African 'elephant' is a loxodont.

    ******

    Perhaps, but I dare you to call one that to his face.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:21 AM (m45I2)

    129 Brrrrrrrrrr! from WeaselAcres!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:21 AM (oGXG7)

    130 >>>Elephant Poop-Infused Liquor - a limerick
    Scatologically delightful!

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:21 AM (NMAzL)

    131 So I'm at my expensive hotel maybe mile from Google. I can tell it's a good place because the sign on the pool says "Persons with currently active diarrhea shall not be allowed in the pool water"

    Open Borders for the win!
    Posted by: t-bird
    ----
    Are you in commiefornia or Austin?

    Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 09:22 AM (UUBmN)

    132 "Oddly enough, when I think of strong women in government"
    I read that as "strong women in undergarments."
    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

    I like the way you read !

    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:22 AM (arJlL)

    133 I still say they're mispronouncing it. It's "Quit, Bro-fo."

    Posted by: Eeyore at November 16, 2019 09:22 AM (ZbwAu)

    134 "I think the link between marijuana use and certain types of psychotic
    disease is very real and not very well understood. The whole rush to
    legalization makes me scratch my head. It is now more acceptable to fire
    up a joint in public than it is to smake a Marlboro. I never thought I
    see this happen."





    The message is smoking cigarettes - bad. Vaping - bad. Pot - great!!!

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 09:22 AM (gNcgT)

    135 I think poop gin would be the stuff you'd do a drunken enema with. No waste.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:22 AM (NMAzL)

    136 It's finally cool enough in here that I can close the window.
    Posted by: bluebell

    LOL !

    Are you being held hostage ?

    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:23 AM (arJlL)

    137 Brrrrrrrrrr! from WeaselAcres!
    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:21 AM (oGXG7)
    ---------

    It's hot as hell up here in New England in my father-in-law's house.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:24 AM (FlHAd)

    138 I like the way you read !

    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:22 AM (arJlL)

    I'm not wearing any currently. It's early yet.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:24 AM (NMAzL)

    139 Brrrrrrrrrr! from WeaselAcres!
    Posted by: Weasel

    The water in my birdbath hasn't frozen; unlike a few days this past week.

    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:24 AM (arJlL)

    140 According to duckduckgoloxodont






    Having teeth like those of elephants of the genus Loxodon.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:25 AM (XzVUd)

    141 119

    Elephant Poop-Infused Liquor - a limerick

    On safari I was feeling Moron-ic
    So I pulled a prank somewhat ironic
    At a pub called "Rear-ender"
    I asked the bartender
    To give me a Gin and Colonic.
    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:17 AM (m45I2)

    shitters full
    honey have you checked our shitter

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2019 09:25 AM (JFO2v)

    142 Hating pixy in the morning ...

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:25 AM (XzVUd)

    143 I'm not wearing any currently. It's early yet.

    LOL 1

    I've got a full day ahead; I'm gonna be laughing ALL day !

    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:25 AM (arJlL)

    144 "Persons with currently active diarrhea shall not be allowed in the pool water"

    *******


    Just ewwww.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:26 AM (m45I2)

    145 TGIS.
    What a week.

    Posted by: RI Red at November 16, 2019 09:26 AM (SrvE6)

    146 137 Brrrrrrrrrr! from WeaselAcres!
    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:21 AM (oGXG7)
    ---------

    It's hot as hell up here in New England in my father-in-law's house.
    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:24 AM (FlHAd)
    -------
    For a fun experiment, I turned the heat off last night in the ol' camper. I haven't evaluated all of the data yet, but my initial observation was that it got pretty chilly!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:26 AM (oGXG7)

    147 He was too drunk to find his bass, so he grabbed a ukulele. What come next can only be described as chaos.

    Just for the record, that was not me. I'm more of a didgeridoo guy, especially after a few drinks.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 16, 2019 09:27 AM (HaL55)

    148 For a fun experiment, I turned the heat off last night in the ol' camper. I haven't evaluated all of the data yet, but my initial observation was that it got pretty chilly!
    Posted by: Weasel
    ----
    Campers tend not to be well insulated...

    Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 09:27 AM (UUBmN)

    149 94 I read that as "strong women in undergarments."
    138 I'm not wearing any currently. It's early yet.
    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


    Go on ... IIRC, the style guide calls for pics next.


    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:28 AM (XzVUd)

    150 136 It's finally cool enough in here that I can close the window.
    Posted by: bluebell

    LOL !

    Are you being held hostage ?
    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:23 AM (arJlL)
    -----
    We have to rescue bluebell!!! Who's with me?!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:28 AM (oGXG7)

    151 "He was too drunk to find his bass"

    I don't want to talk about it.

    Posted by: The Mudshark at November 16, 2019 09:28 AM (Tnijr)

    152 Today's cheapo crockpot lunch, now simmering:

    1.5 lb browned ground sirloin
    2 cans Glory seasoned butter beans, not drained
    1 sm can each Campbell's split pea and bean/bacon, not topped with water
    1 cup beef broth
    s/p and Spike seasoning

    Will take lid off at 10am so it can cook down and steam off some liquid. It's the envy of hobos everywhere.


    Posted by: Utility muffin at November 16, 2019 09:29 AM (ldmQR)

    153 " "Persons with currently active diarrhea shall not be allowed in the pool water"


    Sign don't say nothing about elephants with diarrhea...do it?


    Last one in is a rotten poopy head!!!!

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:29 AM (cqNba)

    154
    148 For a fun experiment, I turned the heat off last night in the ol' camper. I haven't evaluated all of the data yet, but my initial observation was that it got pretty chilly!
    Posted by: Weasel
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    Campers tend not to be well insulated...
    Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 09:27 AM (UUBmN)
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    R Value .0000000000000000003

    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:29 AM (oGXG7)

    155 LOL 1



    I've got a full day ahead; I'm gonna be laughing ALL day !

    Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 09:25 AM (arJlL)

    A worthy goal! As long as I focus on recipes for cookies and gingerbread, not politics (with which I'm fed up), I'm a happy camper!

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:29 AM (NMAzL)

    156 Duty baby breakfast and inflatable boats Heidi says, so here i am. Morning.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2019 09:29 AM (oY5lM)

    157 Woman gets strapped down to a chair and tased in Boulder by multiple police. Her crime is was not having her dog on a leash and smoking on Pearl Street. Effed up video.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IgbqOVtaDuk

    Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 09:30 AM (vdwFl)

    158 Dutch.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2019 09:30 AM (oY5lM)

    159 Go on ... IIRC, the style guide calls for pics next.




    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:28 AM (XzVUd)

    I reserve the right to amend the rules.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:30 AM (NMAzL)

    160 "We have to rescue bluebell!!! Who's with me?!"

    I would, but somebody just offered me a free Gin and Tonic.

    Go ahead....I'll catch up.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:30 AM (cqNba)

    161 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephantidae

    Indian elephants appear to be 'Elephas' ...

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:31 AM (XzVUd)

    162 Im in NY this weekend and the NY slimes front page
    is so ridiculously partisan it looks like parody. Every headline
    attacks Trump and at the bottom is a headline that Obama Seeks To Smooth
    Tensions or some such garbage

    Posted by: LASue at November 16, 2019 09:12 AM (LM21r)


    The MFM has the Trump impeachment hysteria set at 11 and it's non stop. I'm wondering if eventually it becomes the boy..errr..sorry the xer who cried wolf and no one pay attention any more. Except for the hard core leftists.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 09:31 AM (gNcgT)

    163 JT, get some good stuff at the yard sales and let us know what you find!

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:31 AM (FlHAd)

    164 I can't do graphics, so maybe someone can help. Has anyone done the old WWII Kilroy motif with "Epstein didn't kill himself"?

    Posted by: Eeyore at November 16, 2019 09:31 AM (ZbwAu)

    165 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled sweeping tax proposals that would push federal tax rates on some billionaires and multimillionaires above 100%.



    Please let her be the candidate

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 09:32 AM (gNcgT)

    166 157
    Woman gets strapped down to a chair and tased in Boulder


    Hmm ... stopping at "strapped down" seems sufficient.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 16, 2019 09:32 AM (XzVUd)

    167 I read an article about a colon-cleansing technique that involved using fern leaves to make a tea that you drink. It's apparently so effective it has even been used as bowel prep for colonoscopy.

    As I read the article it occurred to me that with fronds like that, who needs enemas?

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:32 AM (m45I2)

    168 164 I can't do graphics, so maybe someone can help. Has anyone done the old WWII Kilroy motif with "Epstein didn't kill himself"?
    Posted by: Eeyore at November 16, 2019 09:31 AM (ZbwAu)

    A local radio host in houston had the epstein line in spannish ha!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2019 09:33 AM (JFO2v)

    169 160 "We have to rescue bluebell!!! Who's with me?!"

    I would, but somebody just offered me a free Gin and Tonic.

    Go ahead....I'll catch up.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:30 AM (cqNba)
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    Wait - I can't go! Have to write the gun thread.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:33 AM (oGXG7)

    170 Can't we just throw a Baby Ruth candy bar into the pool?

    Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2019 09:34 AM (zB1W6)

    171
    The UW has campuses spread out across the state. Western and Northern WI are absolutely beautiful year round.
    Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 16, 2019


    *
    *

    And in contrast to the Western states, which I love, the Californiates (I just made up a word) haven't started flooding in yet, driving up house prices. (Right?) I find it hard to believe that Commiefornians who babble on and on about the "perfect weather" there would willingly relocate to WI or MN.

    WI isn't on Southern people's radar. I mention the state to locals, and the knee-jerk response is, "It's cold." To which I reply, "I'll be in a house, not sleeping on the street."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 16, 2019 09:34 AM (4c+5M)

    172 No worries, guys, I'll just slowly boil away like an untended tea kettle.

    Trying to decide who gets my stuff.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:34 AM (FlHAd)

    173 Sis gave me an instant pot two years ago. Used it for the first time last week. It turned out a really nice pork roast. But idunno if I'd have bought one for myself.

    Oh... g'mornin', Deplorables?

    Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 09:35 AM (fE1wp)

    174 Mindy Robinson, the blond from Range 15, put a note in the Starbucks "inspiration jar" that read "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" (on pink paper with lots of little hearts).

    I love how this EDKH thing is taking off.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 16, 2019 09:35 AM (Dc2NZ)

    175 "We have to rescue bluebell!!! Who's with me?!"

    I will as soon as i finish my waffle

    Posted by: barracky o'cracky at November 16, 2019 09:35 AM (vqIkG)

    176 " I can't do graphics, so maybe someone can help. Has anyone done the old WWII Kilroy motif with "Epstein didn't kill himself"?

    Yup.

    Saw a meme of a WWII Sherman tank with both Kilroy was here, AND the EDKH written in chalk on the side of it.

    Of course, I didn't screen shot it.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:35 AM (cqNba)

    177 R Value .0000000000000000003

    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:29 AM (oGXG7)

    Hey Weasel, i see you got a shot at monkey rant. Nicely done. Maybe sprinkle a tad more hate.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2019 09:35 AM (oY5lM)

    178 These phone peeper fakers on Trumps and Sondlands ends both put this shit together????

    despite that Hurrah to Trump for saying
    "I'm more interested in shit canning the Biden criminals than fucking Ukraines little internecine probs"

    way to go,let the Ukes pub fight with each other not our concern.

    Those bloody Ambassadors are hired to B.S and lie to foreign "Big Wigs" while luxuriating in Embassy royalty like surroundings
    "Pricks and Goosers and underage chix better scurry when I fake you out in my surrey with Fringe Benefits on top?.

    Posted by: saf at November 16, 2019 09:35 AM (5IHGB)

    179 A guy at work was showing me a listing on Zillow, you clicked through the shots of the inside of the house, and in one, the wall in the background says EPSTEIN DID NOT KILL HIMSELF

    Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2019 09:35 AM (ZfRYq)

    180 Has anyone done the old WWII Kilroy motif with "Epstein didn't kill himself"?

    Posted by: Eeyore at November 16, 2019 09:31 AM (ZbwAu)

    Write it on every sheet in a pad of post-it notes, and leave one everywhere you go. We did that during the Geithner thing. I also made a stamp that said "TAX CHEAT" and stamped it in red by his name on every bill I got for awhile.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (NMAzL)

    181 Lin-duh, I'm in Sunnyvale, formerly sleepy Sunnyvale. There's a good rush going on. It's exciting, but so glad I'm gone

    Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (TJnH8)

    182 "Trying to decide who gets my stuff. "

    Dibs on the kitchen pendant lights!!!!!

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (cqNba)

    183 156 Duty baby breakfast and inflatable boats Heidi says, so here i am. Morning.
    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2019 09:29 AM (oY5lM)
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    ???

    Did Heidi slap the hot iron on too hard?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (Dc2NZ)

    184 Bluebell has a shiv, she can rescue herself!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (dUJdY)

    185 Obligatory, from the archives:

    Animal Husbandry - a limerick

    On a whim I crossed an elephant albino
    With a rather dwarfish subsaharan rhino
    I did it on a bet
    But if you ask me "What'd you get?"
    I'll scratch my head and say, " 'ell if I know!"

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (m45I2)

    186 172 No worries, guys, I'll just slowly boil away like an untended tea kettle.

    Trying to decide who gets my stuff.
    Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 09:34 AM (FlHAd)
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    Is it fair to say FIL keeps a warm house? Maybe he's just trying to be considerate to the visiting southerners.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (oGXG7)

    187 Rich but a little bland. Onion powder and splash of Worcestershire, that's better. Will add in an old shoe to give it some kick.

    Posted by: Utility muffin at November 16, 2019 09:36 AM (ldmQR)

    188 For a fun experiment, I turned the heat off last night in the ol' camper. I haven't evaluated all of the data yet, but my initial observation was that it got pretty chilly!
    Posted by: Weasel
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    Campers tend not to be well insulated...
    Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 09:27 AM (UUBmN)
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    R Value .0000000000000000003


    Isn't one of WeaselDog's duties to help keep you warm at night?

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 09:37 AM (DMUuz)

    189 With the stock indexes hitting records yesterday and DJT's approval rating at 50%, could there be a bigger disconnect between DC and normal people?

    Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 09:37 AM (y7DUB)

    190 152
    The switchyard zombies are awakening and headed your way

    Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at November 16, 2019 09:37 AM (CLteG)

    191 As I read the article it occurred to me that with fronds like that, who needs enemas?





    Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2019 09:32 AM (m45I2)

    Just...wicked.

    Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2019 09:37 AM (NMAzL)

    192 " self-reported their marijuana use, and that responses may therefore not reflect actual usage trends."


    legalizing marijuana led to a slight uptick in self reporting of using marijuana.

    If they aren't going to actually stop the drugs from coming across the border, I guess maybe growing marijuana and taxing it is a profitable enterprise that generates more tax revenue for the government to steal.


    But till we get rid of the DeepState mafia that imo, supports the invasion of the cartels to aid in globalist war against middle America ... till then we don't know if we could actually stop all the trafficking if government wasn't run mostly as a grift machine (and a vote buying machine).

    Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2019 09:37 AM (Cus5s)