Food Thread: Cooking Without Recipes

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Nope, I don't have the recipe, because I don't need one and neither do you. Now, I'm not talking about "grammie winger" levels of kitchen inexperience, but for people who are reasonably comfortable with their pots and pans and knives, recipes are great for radically new dishes, but much less important for stuff you just feel like eating.

In today's NYT, one of that horrid newspaper's few writers worth reading wrote about exactly that..."You Don't Need A Recipe." Sam Sifton manages to keep politics almost entirely out of his food writing, and that is why he is a worthwhile read. So go down to the local pet store and rescue the food section from the parrot cages!

A good non-recipe is like a little story...something your grandmother tells you when she thinks you are mature enough to use her best saute pan. It doesn't require measurements, because after a few years of cooking for yourself you should know how much garlic YOU want in your chicken, or that grandma's recipe for meatballs needs more salt for YOUR palate.

Here's an example from Sifton for Quick-Roasted Chicken With Tarragon (don't worry, it's an outline, not a link to the NYT). A nice narrative that conjures images of lovely dinners and easy meals, but doesn't bog you down in a rigid structure.

The problem for most new cooks is obvious: "How do I get from requiring a recipe for Pasta With Butter to freestyling in the kitchen"...just riffing on a glimpse of a dish in a magazine or a nice dish from a local restaurant.

I think the best way is to pay attention to your favorite recipes and what makes them good. For instance, that great garlic chicken dish that always got you laid in college? How much garlic was it? The recipe may have said "two cloves, minced fine," but the trick is to convert what you see on the cutting board to what you taste an few hours later. So when I see a recipe that calls for "three bay leaves" I laugh and put one small one into the pot, and take it out earlier than called for, because I know how it is going to taste with that much bay leaf, and I do not approve!

I know this sounds a bit silly, but cooking really is this simple. Just start with easy stuff like Spaghetti Aglio e Olio...spaghetti with oil and garlic. Make it according to a recipe, and then decide how those few ingredients, tweaked for you, will shake out. Notice that garlic figures prominently here? It is a strong flavor, and one that can be controlled very easily. That makes it a perfect target for tweaking!

From there it is a simple step to making dishes that exist only in your mind's eye (or mouth?). Just don't go overboard and start imagining combinations like from commenter "Vendette's" link from a few weeks back: popcorn with olive oil, salt, hershey's syrup and cinnamon.

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I like spicy soups, and this one looks like fun, in spite of the incredibly obnoxious website. The crispy garlic adds a nice crunch, and the "Tuscan kale" adds...um...I have no idea. I'd swap it with spinach or carrots or whatever you have handy.
Chicken and Rice Soup with Garlicky Chile Oil
One of the pleasures of chile oil is how it lingers on your lips after the last spoonful. And it looks fantastic too.

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[Hat Tip: commenter "Blake"]
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Part of me is wary of the possibility that the slim-hipped hipsters of the world will begin to dominate booze making in America, but part of me thinks that this kind of stuff, while ridiculously expensive and unnecessary, is also loads of fun.

"The Most Expensive Bourbon Ever Made"

Buoyed by the mature-beyond-its-years character and faint salinity of another Jefferson’s bourbon, Ocean—barrels of which are aged at sea—Zoeller sought to recreate conditions under which Kentucky whiskey historically traveled to market by flatboat, putting in just below the Falls of the Ohio and floated downriver to New Orleans and ports beyond. Zoeller’s hypothesis is that, while surrounding whiskey-producing states share a similar geology and climate to Kentucky, travel by boat is what gave bourbon made in the Bluegrass State its singular character and reputation. The effects of wind, water, temperature extremes, and time all caused the whiskey to constantly come into more contact with the charred insides of the barrels as it floated downstream.
What happens when they hit upon one of these things that really does make the bourbon better? I can imagine a factory with an automated line that will receive bourbon barrels at one end, agitate them and heat them and freeze them and do all sorts of strange stuff, then belch them out the other end, ready to be bottled for our pleasure. It would be quintessentially American...and I just love that idea.
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Yeah...this is from the end of last month, but I got a chuckle out of it, courtesy of commenter "Bitter Clinger."
It's so cold that beer can't be delivered in parts of the Midwest
It's also a powerful reason to drink more hard liquor, since that doesn't freeze until well below zero. In fact, drink cask-strength booze whenever possible!
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A few years ago I was at a farmer's market in Vermont. It was late summer and everything was about as ripe as could be, including some great tomatoes and, weirdly, some fresh peas or beans or...whatever...I have no idea what they were. The seller wasn't much help (she was a Vermont hippy, barefoot, probably stoned, and certainly a socialist). But the peas were a revelation; incredibly flavorful and tender and sweet. So when I see this kind of stuff I am intrigued.
Southern Pink Lady Peas
They are clearly regional, and the odds of seeing them anywhere other than the South are between slim and none. But every place in America has something like this, and it is a testament to our independence that in spite of Big Food's best efforts, we do not all eat the same stuff!
[Hat Tip: artisanal 'ette]
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Food and cooking tips, triple-cream cheeses, young wild pigs, Venison Steak and Eggs (Swiped from Garrett), thick and fluffy pita and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit.

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1 Having Italian stye meatball sammiches tonight with tater tots. Should be good.

Posted by: HH at February 17, 2019 03:56 PM (mIJBI)

2 I love chicken

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:57 PM (/rm4P)

3 Huh - Didn't realize some chickens are into bondage.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (Y4EXg)

4 Fought my tablet for a minute to get that far.

We are having chicken, baked potatoes and salad

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (/rm4P)

5 No recipe? Put in stuff you like. And lots of it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (yQpMk)

6 3 they don't go into a oven peacefully

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (/rm4P)

7 Ribeyes, guac and salad for supper today. Down 24 lbs in a month since becoming a meatatarian.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:00 PM (Y4EXg)

8 Make that 'style'.

Posted by: HH at February 17, 2019 04:00 PM (mIJBI)

9 Pork medallions, scalloped potatoes and ???? for dinner. Will figure out the veggie later. Maybe fried apples.
And the chicken above looks glorious and probably tastes even better.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 04:00 PM (N3JsI)

10 How do you get the right amount of carrots in chili?

That's right. You don't.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:02 PM (DMUuz)

11 Put in stuff you like. And lots of it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (yQpMk)

Exactly. That's how I cook most days.

Although the pasta cooked in bourbon was a little weird.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:02 PM (wYseH)

12 I made baked rigatoni with butternut squash sauce, a dollop of cream cheese, a sprinkle of pine nuts, and meatballs made from brisket/bacon mix. Delish!

Also a big meatloaf per Ina Garten's recipe, to which I added a can of 'shrooms.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (kQs4Y)

13 Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit.

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Karo at February 17, 2019 04:05 PM (DMUuz)

14 A few years ago I was at a farmer's market in Vermont. It was late summer and everything was about as ripe as could be

Sorry about that. I actually had to throw those boxers away.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 17, 2019 04:06 PM (dzJ3R)

15 How dare you call this a food thread, CBD? It doesn't even have a single mention of Lard.

Posted by: Massive Marxist Momzer Michael Moore at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (tVQUs)

16 Any recipe with tarragon gets ignored, or tarragon subbed with something else.

I don't know why, but I really detest that stuff.

Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (OX9vb)

17 Making chicken tacos today..

Developed the recipe without a recipe.

Boneless chicken thighs: Check
Onions: Check
Garlic: Check
hot Pace picante sauce: Check

Toss boneless thighs, sliced onions and smashed/riced/sliced (your pick) garlic cloves in electric skillet. Pour over small jar of pace. (Note: must be hot Pace picante sauce. Not sure why, but the mild and medium just don't have much in the way of flavor)

Simmer and slowly break down the chicken thighs. This needs to cook about 3 hours, covered. The last hour, uncovered to boil off all the liquids.

Makes for great pulled chicken tacos.

No idea how I came with this, but this particular recipe hasn't really been modified since we first made this.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (WEBkv)

18 Can't help but notice that poor chicken's ankles were tied together.
You do you.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (MbZQy)

19 Murdered a pot roast this week.

It was just a bad cut of chuck. Probably a 'cross-rib' roast, the latest labeling abomination on the West coast.

Just riven with connective tissue, hard knots of meat. Terrible.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (0ogxh)

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It's also a powerful reason to drink more hard liquor, since that doesn't freeze until well below zero.

One below freezing night my wife said to me, "I forgot to bring your vodka in from the car, think it will be alright?"

I comforted her by saying, "Don't worry, they put alcohol in it to keep it from freezing."

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 04:08 PM (jYje5)

21 Roast beef, pommes frites, salad and a nice red wine.

But first, a martini at 5. Tanqueray knottyhead, keeping it real.

One olive please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 04:09 PM (Z+IKu)

22 Sorry, I enjoy to cook, but I am up a creek with out a paddle if I do not have a recipe and sometimes even with a recipe I am up that creek.

Posted by: Piric at February 17, 2019 04:09 PM (nonGu)

23 Oh, and the chicken tacos? Don't seem to be a good candidate for the Insta Pot.

Though we may give it a whirl down the road.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:09 PM (WEBkv)

24 Dang, CBD. I am eating week-old pinto beans and cornbread for which I give a hearty thanks. It's the 'waste not, want not' recipe.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2019 04:10 PM (zLDYs)

25 16 Any recipe with tarragon gets ignored, or tarragon subbed with something else.

I don't know why, but I really detest that stuff.
Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (OX9vb)
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Change out tarragon for capers and I'm with you.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:10 PM (WEBkv)

26 19
Murdered a pot roast this week.



It was just a bad cut of chuck. Probably a 'cross-rib' roast, the latest labeling abomination on the West coast.



Just riven with connective tissue, hard knots of meat. Terrible.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (0ogxh)

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LOL. Just this week I made the worst pork chops in my entire life. So bad, so dry that my sharpest knife could barely saw them. Had to throw them out. Just had to. I laughed.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 04:11 PM (aWjrD)

27 powerlineblog.com/Hitler learns Bruno Ganz has died
https://tinyurl.com/y69xhqpe

You asked for it

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 04:11 PM (/rm4P)

28 That Chicken looks a tad dry.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (tVQUs)

29 How dare you call this a food thread, CBD? It doesn't even have a single mention of Lard.

Posted by: Massive Marxist Momzer Michael Moore
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Point taken. Let's fix that right away. I made a corn pie this week - yes, corn pie. It's a PA German thing. Anyway, the pie crust was made with lard. Not that crap from a grocery story - the real stuff from a good butcher.

Happy now?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (Y4EXg)

30 MiL gave me a German version of the instant pot. Can't read the instructions very well, so watched utube vids. Thought I had it figured out...oh no. Ruined 2 roasts. Scared to try again. I'll stick with the crockpot. Don't need instructions for that

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:13 PM (bS3pF)

31 Made Gordon Ramsay's Leek and Pancetta Quiche yesterday.

It was delish! And very rich.

Just needs a salad and glass of wine for a great meal.

Maybe some citrus fruits for dessert.

Plus! Stupidly easy to make.

That's what I like about GR's recipes. They're generally quick and easy with great flavor.

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LzLqmfiOVU

Make one tonight!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 04:13 PM (9X624)

32 Point taken. Let's fix that right away. I made a corn pie this week - yes, corn pie. It's a PA German thing. Anyway, the pie crust was made with lard. Not that crap from a grocery story - the real stuff from a good butcher.

Happy now?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (Y4EXg)
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Would it be possible to use bacon fat rather than lard in the crust?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:13 PM (WEBkv)

33 Steak, salad and Black Butte Porter for dinner tonight. Last time, I seared the steak in a cast iron pan, rubbed it with a crushed garlic clove, salted and peppered it lightly and finished it in the oven. Came out pretty nice; I'll probably do the same thing tonight.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 17, 2019 04:13 PM (Hx3Yn)

34 That Chicken looks a tad dry.
Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (tVQUs)

Well it is a dry county

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 04:13 PM (Y+V3r)

35 ...start with one whole chicken, freshly interrogated and made to talk...

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 04:13 PM (RuIsu)

36 7 Ribeyes, guac and salad for supper today. Down 24 lbs in a month since becoming a meatatarian.

Tonypete, good on ya!

I got tired of meat, and have spent this week thinking about other things to eat so I can get back on track.

Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 04:13 PM (OX9vb)

37 We are eating leftover pork barbecue. We were in Selma yesterday and bought a few pounds for a big family lunch. BTW, the town was a buzz that Hillary is coming to stagger across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in solidarity with something. She's running, no doubt.

I hope to hell they make some attempt to clean up the trash ridden filthy streets of Selma before the TV cameras get there. That place is an embarrassment to the state. Selma used to be a prosperous, though very racist, place. Now it's a shithole of filthy, crime, and poverty.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (yQpMk)

38 Daughter Maegan the Virtuous is looking for savory ways to use up egg whites. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (Pzj+4)

39 I am having Yellow pepper with thousand island dressing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (Y+V3r)

40 Would it be possible to use bacon fat rather than lard in the crust?

Posted by: Blake
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Hmmmm. I have never tried that but there are certainly recipes for it. I would imagine it would be saltier since there is no salt in lard and usually plenty in bacon.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (Y4EXg)

41 Venison Steak and Eggs


Venison eggs do not sound very appetizing at all.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at February 17, 2019 04:16 PM (GKn0I)

42 I hope to hell they make some attempt to clean up the trash ridden filthy streets of Selma before the TV cameras get there. That place is an embarrassment to the state. Selma used to be a prosperous, though very racist, place. Now it's a shithole of filthy, crime, and poverty.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (yQpMk)
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Actually, leave all the trash and hope the cameras catch all the trash cheering Hillary along with the garbage lining the streets.

The campaign ads write themselves.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:16 PM (WEBkv)

43 I don't know why, but I really detest that stuff.

Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (OX9vb)

Me too, although I think it works pretty well on roast chicken. But everything else? No thanks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:17 PM (wYseH)

44 Just opened my last Hermitage

I might cry

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 04:17 PM (RZ6R1)

45
I use recipes for baking, but for cooking? Nah.

I discovered something interesting recently about sous vide. There are hundreds of times and temperatures possible for everything. But I'm a lazy fvck and just want stuff perfect and in the minimum time. So I pick up my meat thermometer with the minimum safe temps for everything and set the sous vide to that temp.

I was under cooking chicken -- temperature wise -- and it was a bloody mess. Took it up to 185 and it's juicy and tender and falling off the bone.

Beef I was overcooking and it became tough.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 04:17 PM (jYje5)

46 Charles the Simple,

Beat the egg whites with a pinch of tartar cream until stiff.
Plop spoonfuls down on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake 350F for a few minutes until crisp.

Can sweeten the whites, or spice up.

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:18 PM (bS3pF)

47 From Insty right now:



COVERING THE IMPORTANT STORIES: 14 Cereals that defined our childhood.




But no Kaboom? Not our class (of cereal) dear.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:19 PM (Y4EXg)

48 Venison eggs do not sound very appetizing at all.
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at February 17, 2019 04:16 PM (GKn0I)

Put lil boxing gloves on the buck's rear hooves and you're gtg

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 04:19 PM (RZ6R1)

49 Venison eggs do not sound very appetizing at all.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at February 17, 2019 04:16 PM (GKn0I)

Those little antlers always get caught in my teeth.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:20 PM (wYseH)

50 I did steaks, farfalle with prosciutto/mushroom cream sauce, and sautéed green beans for the gf last night. Went with horde recommendation for wine, did Beaujolais. Will try the cabernet next time I do a similar meal.

Earlier, we went to the circus, and did popcorn, nachos and cotton candy.

I'd call it a well rounded day, culinarily.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 04:20 PM (5aX2M)

51 Any recipe with tarragon gets ignored, or tarragon subbed with something else.

I don't know why, but I really detest that stuff.
Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM


I always found whipping up some shirred eggs with tarragon and with a mimosa to be a sure pleaser as a intermission caloric replacement, and leading to a round 3 or 4.

Tarragon is magical!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:20 PM (DMUuz)

52 Hmmmm. I have never tried that but there are certainly recipes for it. I would imagine it would be saltier since there is no salt in lard and usually plenty in bacon.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (Y4EXg)
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I was thinking the bacon fat against the sweetness of the corn might be interesting.*

Or an abomination.

*I'm operating under the assumption corn pie is on the sweet side.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:20 PM (WEBkv)

53 28 Uses for Bacon Fat:

https://tinyurl.com/jrpuykd

Bacon fat pie crusts, people! Imagine a chocolate cream pie with a bacon-y crust.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (kQs4Y)

54 Daughter Maegan the Virtuous is looking for savory ways to use up egg whites. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (Pzj+4)


Egg drop soup. Or egg drop in any other chicken soup, just set it to simmer, swirl it once, and slowly pour it in so the movement of the soup draws it away and threads it out before it sets.

That or Liberty spikes, always fashionable.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (t+qrx)

55 This is an interesting post. I have two daughters who are very good cooks. One is recipe-driven and recipe-bound, but poised and accomplished. The other one never uses recipes and is completely natural in the kitchen. Reminds me a little of two kinds of musicians--the ones who can sight read like madmen and can't improvise very well, and the ones who can improvise like madmen and can't really sight read.

Posted by: Caliban at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (QE8X6)

56 I use recipes for baking, but for cooking? Nah.


That's why I don't bake. Cooking you can adjust as you go along. Oh, that's too fatty, cut it with an acid. Or vice versa.

Baking is like put it in the oven and take what comes out. No puedo.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (fuK7c)

57 I had -burp, Oh, pardon me- scrambled eggs with jalapenos and 3 variety Mexican cheese melted in them and a huge pile of bacon.

Snack is blueberry, ricotta crepes.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (5hE5B)

58 Just give me a nice lamb shank with risotto and I'm happy

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (RZ6R1)

59 Egg whites means lemon meringue pie.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (4thlk)

60 This is an interesting post. I have two daughters who are very good cooks.

I have two daughters. Ah they have advanced degrees?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (Y+V3r)

61 7 bone roasts on sale here now.

that chicken looks delicious.

I have a go to for weeknights in a pinch or when I'm not feeling inspired. Put chic breasts in 9x13. Mix crème of mushroom soup, white pepper and garlic. Thin with white wine, pour over chicken and bake. 10 mins. before done, top with grated swiss cheese. It's yummy, easy and makes a great lunch for work the next day.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (9L2du)

62 54 Daughter Maegan the Virtuous is looking for savory ways to use up egg whites. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (Pzj+4)
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Top Ramen noodles.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (WEBkv)

63 Bacon fat candles are a huge disappointment, don't waste your time.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (t+qrx)

64 I'd call it a well rounded day, culinarily.


Fine. But did you get any?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 04:23 PM (fuK7c)

65 Reminds me a little of two kinds of musicians--the
ones who can sight read like madmen and can't improvise very well, and
the ones who can improvise like madmen and can't really sight read.

Posted by: Caliban at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (QE8X6)

Interesting comparison. I think most people are a little bit of both...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:23 PM (wYseH)

66 Tarragon is magical!
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:20 PM (DMUuz)



That aint tarragon, dude

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 04:23 PM (RZ6R1)

67

Garlic. Don't like a ton of it in my food because inevitably (for me) that's all I can taste. It's much better if you roast it first and then use it doing an oven roast beef, when you make a slit in the meat and push a clove in, very mellow and tasty.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2019 04:23 PM (S/hVx)

68 the pie crust was made with lard. Not that crap from a grocery story - the real stuff from a good butcher.

Where do you get yours? It's about time for a new pail. I imagine Shady Maple has it, but I haven't gone out there to check it out yet.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 04:24 PM (f6lTY)

69 I'm operating under the assumption corn pie is on the sweet side.
Posted by: Blake
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Yeah maybe. Kinda sweet but not overly. in the pie shell: corn, a couple of cut up hard boiled eggs, a boatload of pepper and 2/3 T of whole milk. Put lid on and bake until down.

That's the expanded version of Gramma's recipe. LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:24 PM (Y4EXg)

70 Hogmartin, check out the kimchee and bacon grilled cheese sammy in that list.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:24 PM (kQs4Y)

71 I made a rediscovery this week: orange marmalade. We found some Smuckers without added sugar and gave it a try. Delish! Still a bit high in carbs but I only use a tiny amount. Turns out a skim of the marmalade on buttered toast and two fried eggs on top makes a damn tasty breakfast.

Not earth shaking but tasty.

Smuckers also makes a marmalade with Splenda and has half the carbs. Gonna give that a try next.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 04:25 PM (bmdz3)

72 Daughter Maegan the Virtuous is looking for savory ways to use up egg whites. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller

Angel food cake.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:25 PM (9L2du)

73 Butter, butter and more butter must be in the recipe.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 04:25 PM (r+sAi)

74
Yeah, you wanna improvise in a baking recipe? Make sure you invite a lot of guests beforehand so they can all mock your failure while they suck down your booze and look at you with a combination of hunger and anger.

Failure is not an option when baking. Don't get off the boat.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 04:26 PM (jYje5)

75 Reminds me a little of two kinds of musicians--the
ones who can sight read like madmen and can't improvise very well, and
the ones who can improvise like madmen and can't really sight read.
Posted by: Caliban at February 17, 2019 04:21 PM (QE8X6)

Interesting comparison. I think most people are a little bit of both...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:23 PM (wYseH)


It really helps to have at least a little of both. Things like baking require proper ratios that are hard to eyeball, and things like pan-frying are almost impossible to quantify. I can't teach someone how to make a grilled cheese sandwich over the phone, all the cues are visual and tactile and olfactory.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:27 PM (t+qrx)

76 I have 1 bottle of Hermatage from maybe 1979, saving it for retirement.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 04:27 PM (/rm4P)

77 Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (9L2du)
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I have a chicken recipe that I haven't made in a while because my big oven needs to be replaced. Put a package of chicken thighs in you 9x13, mix together a package of onion soup mix, 8 oz. of French dressing and a can of whole berry cranberry sauce, pour it ove the chicken, and bake uncovered at 350 for about 45 min. Serve with rice, and don't neglect all the yummy juice in the bottom of tge pan!

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 17, 2019 04:27 PM (Hx3Yn)

78 Daughter Maegan the Virtuous is looking for savory ways to use up egg whites. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (Pzj+4)



Egg Whites?

Time for-

Pisco Sours

and

Ramos Gin Fizzes!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (9X624)

79 Where do you get yours? It's about time for a new
pail. I imagine Shady Maple has it, but I haven't gone out there to
check it out yet.

Posted by: t-bird
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T-bird, it scares me I know where Shady Maple is and I live 8 hours away.

When I get back to the farm, I get mine at Dietrich's Meats up in Krumsville.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (Y4EXg)

80 76 I have 1 bottle of Hermatage from maybe 1979, saving it for retirement.
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 04:27 PM (/rm4P)
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I'm gonna roll an epic fatty when I retire.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (kQs4Y)

81 >>I have two daughters. Ah they have advanced degrees?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (Y+V3r)

Actually I have three, but the youngest doesn't cook at all. One of the others does have an advanced degree, and $100,000 in college loan debt.

Posted by: Caliban at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (QE8X6)

82 I can't teach someone how to make a grilled cheese sandwich over the phone, all the cues are visual and tactile and olfactory.


I tried to teach a guy how to cook a steak over the internet.

It didn't work.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (fuK7c)

83 My great aunt made divinity...cookies, bars, icing for angel food and pound cakes. I've tried, but always a disaster. I'd buy it in Charleston or Savannah at a sweets market, along with pralines. That and shotguns are what I miss most about living stateside

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:29 PM (bS3pF)

84 Hogmartin, check out the kimchee and bacon grilled cheese sammy in that list.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:24 PM (kQs4Y)


Speaking of kimchi, have you ever had kimchi mac and cheese?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:29 PM (t+qrx)

85 Butter, butter and more butter must be in the recipe.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk
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I didn't think I had to mention that, but, yes, of course.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:30 PM (Y4EXg)

86 Speaking of kimchi, have you ever had kimchi mac and cheese?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:29 PM (t+qrx)
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Not yet! Where did we see that? What restaurant?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:30 PM (kQs4Y)

87 I tried to teach a guy how to cook a steak over the internet.

It didn't work.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (fuK7c)


*long low whistle*

Yeah.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:31 PM (t+qrx)

88 Oh , and I almost saw a guy die at the circus.

He was on this fifty foot tall piston-rod shaped thing that rotated at varying rates as he performed tricks on the wider ring, which rotated independently of the main shaft. Very tricky, very cool.

At one point in the routine, as he passed the ground, his assistant threw him a jump rope, and he jump ropes on the ring. At the top he tripped on that rope, and barely recovered. It did NOT look like a staged thing to excite people.

If that was part of the act, he's a good actor, and a crazy bastard.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 04:32 PM (5aX2M)

89 It really helps to have at least a little of both. Things like baking require proper ratios that are hard to eyeball, and things like pan-frying are almost impossible to quantify. I can't teach someone how to make a grilled cheese sandwich over the phone, all the cues are visual and tactile and olfactory.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:27 PM (t+qrx)
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Butter, good bread, good cheese.

Toss buttered bread onto grill, butter side down. Grate cheese on break. Put buttered bread on top of cheese, butter side up. Flip when bottom bread is nicely browned.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:32 PM (WEBkv)

90 Has anyone here ever made kimchi? I just bought another jar, and that stuff is expensive here. Good, but expensive

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:32 PM (bS3pF)

91 I can't teach someone how to make a grilled cheese sandwich over the phone, all the cues are visual and tactile and olfactory.


I tried to teach a guy how to cook a steak over the internet.

It didn't work.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (fuK7c)

My grandmother LOVED divinity. Hard to make, though. Needs to be cold weather. Watch the candy thermometer carefully. If it doesn't thicken a short time after beating, it's a failure.

But, such really, really good eating from scratch. YUMMY!

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at February 17, 2019 04:34 PM (ciIgH)

92 Bacon fat candles are a huge disappointment, don't waste your time.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM


They do taste kind of waxy, don't they?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:34 PM (DMUuz)

93 have two daughters. Ah they have advanced degrees?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (Y+V3r)

Actually I have three, but the youngest doesn't cook at all. One of the others does have an advanced degree, and $100,000 in college loan debt.
Posted by: Caliban at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (QE8X6)

Well the oldest does make a mean Bloody Mary, that was after over $100,000 also. Worth it? Sometimes. Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 04:34 PM (Y+V3r)

94 My mom was a pretty good cook and could never master divinity either. I always thought it was loathsome stuff. Don't much like meringue, either though.

I liked the egg drop soup suggestion for egg whites.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 17, 2019 04:34 PM (S+f+m)

95 Not yet! Where did we see that? What restaurant?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:30 PM (kQs4Y)


It was in another food thread, a friend in Seattle gets it at a chicken place near where she lives. I still haven't tried it.

It's this place, if any Seattle Morons have had it. Kimchi mac and cheese sounds pretty flippin' good.:
http://tinyurl.com/y34v53qp

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:34 PM (t+qrx)

96 Yeah, you wanna improvise in a baking recipe? Make sure you invite a lot of guests beforehand so they can all mock your failure while they suck down your booze and look at you with a combination of hunger and anger.

Failure is not an option when baking. Don't get off the boat.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 04:26 PM (jYje5)

I've seen it put this way: Baking is science, cooking is art

Posted by: BigZesty at February 17, 2019 04:34 PM (EjnXg)

97 Has anyone here ever made kimchi? I just bought another jar, and that stuff is expensive here. Good, but expensive

Posted by: Euro
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Not kimchi per se but I've done sauerkraut. Since I am the only one in the house that eats it, it just isn't worth the effort. I still have the crocks and all sitting around.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 04:35 PM (Y4EXg)

98 Since this appears to be a garlic themed thread I had some delicious shrimp scampi last night at a nice little local restaurant. I love me some garlic.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 04:36 PM (/tuJf)

99 Has anyone here ever made kimchi?

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My dad tried once.

Something went wrong. When he opened the bucket, it was unspeakably rancid, and a cloud of horrible spores came out. It gave my friend a wicked fungal infection in his lungs.

Never tried a second time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 04:36 PM (5aX2M)

100 My pa had a story about trying to make divinity. Burned out the motor on the mixer, so used his power drill. Not a happy ending.
Heck, I'd settle for Stuckeys pecan log right about now. German desserts just dont compare.

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:36 PM (bS3pF)

101 I have an old Martha stewart lemon angel food cake recipe that is delish. I same the whites from eggs benedict in the freezer and when I have enough, make the lemon angel food. Maybe it's time to go on an eggs benedict binge again.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:37 PM (9L2du)

102 I wing it a lot in the kitchen, frequently change recipes as I go. I feel cosmic obligation to use all that amazing produce from the garden, soups and salsa have limitless varieties

Posted by: lurking grandma at February 17, 2019 04:37 PM (sujqA)

103 Has anyone here ever made kimchi? I just bought another jar, and that stuff is expensive here. Good, but expensive
Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:32 PM


Yes. Not that hard.

Back before Christmas (IIRC), CBD posted a link to a kit you could get to make small batch fermentables.

Amazon happens to have a Kindle book on the subject on sale today:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6cw8kh2

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:37 PM (DMUuz)

104 Has anyone here ever made kimchi?

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My dad tried once.

Something went wrong. When he opened the bucket, it was unspeakably rancid, and a cloud of horrible spores came out. It gave my friend a wicked fungal infection in his lungs.

Never tried a second time.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 04:36 PM (5aX2M)



Yeah, I've had a couple of friends try to make it and failed miserably.

Apparently, you've got to be very careful or it gets contaminated by undesirable bacteria and gremlins.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 04:38 PM (9X624)

105 save the egg whites.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:38 PM (9L2du)

106 So I guess I'm better off braving the traffic and neighborhood to buy the kimchi at the German Asian market.

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:39 PM (bS3pF)

107 My dad tried once.

Something went wrong. When he opened the bucket, it was unspeakably rancid, and a cloud of horrible spores came out. It gave my friend a wicked fungal infection in his lungs.

Never tried a second time.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 04:36 PM (5aX2M)
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You canned, "Valley Fever?"

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:39 PM (WEBkv)

108 Butter, good bread, good cheese.

Toss buttered bread onto grill, butter side down. Grate cheese on break. Put buttered bread on top of cheese, butter side up. Flip when bottom bread is nicely browned.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:32 PM (WEBkv)


Sure, but do I set the burner to the fourth or the fifth notch? Now the pan is smoking. What's "low-medium"? The pan's on the burner but it's not getting warm.

It's trivial if you're doing it or you're right there, trying to come up with a step-by-step recipe is harder than it sounds. Something as simple as thin steel vs. cast iron pans changes the "recipe" a bit.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:39 PM (t+qrx)

109 save the egg whites.
Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:38 PM (9L2du)

Leave the gun

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 04:39 PM (Y+V3r)

110 Euro, korean co-worker years ago mentioned buying a kimchi fridge. But I don't know if that was needed because you don't want the other stuff in the fridge to absorb kimchi smell and taste or because of wanting to make a lot of kimchi.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 17, 2019 04:40 PM (jUcoH)

111 83 My great aunt made divinity...cookies, bars, icing for angel food and pound cakes. I've tried, but always a disaster. I'd buy it in Charleston or Savannah at a sweets market, along with pralines. That and shotguns are what I miss most about living stateside
Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:29 PM (bS3pF)

See reply on #91. (Sorry, replied to the wrong post)

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at February 17, 2019 04:40 PM (ciIgH)

112 at the German Asian market.


So, the Axis is getting back together and taking its act on the road?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 04:40 PM (fuK7c)

113 Spaghetti Aglio e Olio"

So, spaghetti o's?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (//K3c)

114 Sure, but do I set the burner to the fourth or the fifth notch? Now the pan is smoking. What's "low-medium"? The pan's on the burner but it's not getting warm.

It's trivial if you're doing it or you're right there, trying to come up with a step-by-step recipe is harder than it sounds. Something as simple as thin steel vs. cast iron pans changes the "recipe" a bit.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:39 PM (t+qrx)
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You make a good point.

To me, setting the stove to the right temperature or flame height is automatic to the point I really don't give it much thought.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (WEBkv)

115 When he opened the bucket, it was unspeakably rancid, and a cloud of horrible spores came out.
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This is already better than Alien: Covenant.

So how many in your landing party died?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (kQs4Y)

116 never leave the gun if your prints are on it.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (9L2du)

117 This is how I've cooked for years! Recipes are for inspiration.
On Friday I had a flashback to Chick Fil A's creamy southwestern chicken soup I had a few years ago, and decided to come up with my own version.
I browsed recipes, didn't care for any of them, and made my own.
A new family favorite was born: we all liked it so much I made it again the next night.
An Everlasting Meal is a great book about cooking that way.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (adsVM)

118 Learn a handful of kitchen techniques and 'viola', whatevers in the refrig and pantry can be special...

Posted by: Lone Ranger at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (Rln+7)

119 I didn't defrost something for dinner.
Too late.
*sigh*

I guess I can make egg something.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (Rxduq)

120 They do taste kind of waxy, don't they?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:34 PM (DMUuz)


Harvested from hybrid pigbees.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (t+qrx)

121 Toss buttered mayonnaised bread onto grill, butter mayonnaise side down. Grate cheese on break. Put buttered bread on top of cheese, butter side up. Flip when bottom bread is nicely browned.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:32

FIFY

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (Dhht7)

122 Euro, that's what stateside friends are for. To send you care packages.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (5hE5B)

123 So, the Axis is getting back together and taking its act on the road?"

Needs something Italian...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (//K3c)

124 cooking without a recipe is fun

baking without a recipe is disaster

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (BJlbN)

125 Bandersnatch, yep purdy much. Asian market run by dot not feather Indians in the Turk section of town, with paki kebap carts

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (bS3pF)

126 So, the Axis is getting back together and taking its act on the road?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 04:40 PM (fuK7c)
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Oh no! Poor Bruno Ganz! So close.

Still... *pulls dry cleaning bag off Hugo Boss uniform*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (kQs4Y)

127 When I get back to the farm, I get mine at Dietrich's Meats up in Krumsville.

Thanks, I've heard of them. I think for scrapple. That's worth a trip some time. Thanks.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (CMq2e)

128 Kimchi? My darling bride occasionally makes a batch, but mostly buys a bottle from the store. It's a tad pricey, but so are my hobbies, so it's all good.

Posted by: eastofsuez at February 17, 2019 04:43 PM (U2zca)

129 FIFY
Posted by: olddog in mo at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (Dhht7)

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I'm a mayo guy as much as the next, but, just no.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:43 PM (WEBkv)

130 Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: an extremely confused old lady at February 17, 2019 04:43 PM (UdKB7)

131 Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM (bS3pF)

Are you perchance in Antwerp?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 04:43 PM (kQs4Y)

132 Posted by: an extremely confused old lady at February 17, 2019 04:43 PM (UdKB7)
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Hillary is now posting at the HQ!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:44 PM (WEBkv)

133 To me, setting the stove to the right temperature or flame height is automatic to the point I really don't give it much thought.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 04:41 PM (WEBkv)


Same here. And I can use either pan and know the stove setting and flip time for a toasty cheese sandwich. But if you put me in someone else's kitchen with a different stove and unfamiliar utensils, and asked me to cook a familiar recipe, I'd still be a little lost.

And scared, probably. Scared too. Because how did I even get there?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:45 PM (t+qrx)

134 lard .. I've started saving pork fat in the freezer with the vague idea if making soap this summer

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 04:45 PM (BJlbN)

135 A little bow in the string tying the chicken ankles together would have been a nice touch.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2019 04:45 PM (MVjcR)

136 One of the problems I have with winging it in the kitchen is that I often forget exactly what I did.
So, when the dish comes out great, I can't duplicate it later.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:45 PM (Rxduq)

137 I think the kimchi fridge is also to control the temperature since fermentation is at a different temp than just keeping your food from going bad. Another words, the temp is kept higher than a normal fridge. And the smell....

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2019 04:46 PM (kufk0)

138 The Andromeda Strain of kimchi is the best.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 04:46 PM (RuIsu)

139 >>And scared, probably. Scared too. Because how did I even get there?

You just said someone put you there.

Pay attention.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 04:46 PM (/tuJf)

140 Margarita. Hot water is your friend. Just think of it as a quick sous vide prep before frying or baking. Well most of the meat in my freezer is in sealed plastic, but a ziploc bag will prob'ly work in a pinch.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 17, 2019 04:46 PM (jUcoH)

141 OT, I got 4 offers on the house. I took the highest bidder, only because they were bringing the most cash to the table and have financing in place. Close in less than 30 days, hopefully.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 04:47 PM (9L2du)

142 Eris, we're in Germany. Commissary on an army base sucks, and German groceries carry German food or Turk food. Not a lot of options for a southern girl to get basic staples. And MiL can only mail so much Jiffy mix before I feel guilty.

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:47 PM (bS3pF)

143 When I get back to the farm, I get mine at Dietrich's Meats up in Krumsville.



Thanks, I've heard of them. I think for scrapple. That's worth a trip some time. Thanks.


Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 04:42 PM

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We used to stop there quite often. It was on the way back from Ohio where my family was to New England where we lived. They have some really nice smoked meats.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 17, 2019 04:47 PM (JUOKG)

144 FYI, Kimchi fried rice is da bomb.

Posted by: eastofsuez at February 17, 2019 04:48 PM (U2zca)

145 Way to go Infidel! Congratulations.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:48 PM (t+qrx)

146 I have white chicken chili in the crockpot...for tomorrow (cuz soups, chili, etc is always better the next day). Also just made a big batch of tuna salad.

Both things I make winging it. Also with my husband doing renovations....in the kitchen. :/

Posted by: Tami at February 17, 2019 04:48 PM (cF8AT)

147 some of the fun is figuring out how to get useful parts out of what is near the end of its shelf life. The last of the squash is getting soft. I have made lots of "pumpkin" recipes. Some years ago we got 300 lbs of bear fat. It took 11 days rendering it (outside). We made lots of soap. It works well as lard for baking and deep frying. But filtering it was difficult. I eventually discovered that milk filters in a conical metal fruit strainer in the oven worked well. It works for getting honey from the cappings too.

Posted by: lurking grandma at February 17, 2019 04:48 PM (sujqA)

148 130
Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: an extremely confused old lady at February 17, 2019 04:43 PM (UdKB7)

+++
She is kind of an enigma. She loves her role as Speaker and she loves being in front of the cameras. But every single time, she gets flustered, stutters, and very often blurts out the wrong thing (with notes in front of her!). She has been doing this for years. Is it dementia, I really don't know.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 04:49 PM (aWjrD)

149 Truth be told, the chicken ankle string looks a lot like a fuse.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2019 04:50 PM (MVjcR)

150 148 - its the Botox at the brain. Gotta be

Posted by: Euro at February 17, 2019 04:50 PM (bS3pF)

151 Boys road tripped up north to visit their God-sister.

I'll prolly have left over Costco lasagna for dinner.

and some Irish.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 17, 2019 04:50 PM (PkVlr)

152 Some years ago we got 300 lbs of bear fat. It took 11 days rendering it (outside). We made lots of soap. It works well as lard for baking and deep frying. But filtering it was difficult. I eventually discovered that milk filters in a conical metal fruit strainer in the oven worked well. It works for getting honey from the cappings too.
Posted by: lurking grandma
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wow...just wow. The things you read here. Not meant as an insult in anyway. I just can't even comprehend how you'd wind up with that much bear fat...

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2019 04:51 PM (kufk0)

153 I need to make a big batch of chicken stew with polenta before the cold weather goes away.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 17, 2019 04:51 PM (5hE5B)

Things That Signal The End Of Civilization...

Who Would Spend $17 on Toothpaste? Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! I know the answer!

The pricey toothpaste I stumbled on showed just how far brands like Aesop can go to blur the lines between health-care and beauty products. In doing that, some of them have traded in the finer points of scientific advancement (like fluoride) that have long characterized oral hygiene. In return, luxury toothpastes offer fun flavors, such as jasmine and ginger, and beautiful packaging. While some do tout their "natural" ingredients, they generally don't make any super-scientific claims about their superiority. They're just another option that'll get the job done, if you want to spend 10 or 15 extra bucks. Based on how soothing it is to go into an Aesop store, they might be worth it for a certain kind of consumer, but the reason why doesn't have much to do with shiny teeth.
I can wax rhapsodic with the best of them about a particularly good grilled steak, and I can certainly out-pompous most when it comes to wine...well, nowadays I usually just say, "Fvck, that tastes great! Pour me another glass."

This is toothpaste. Pace Nevergiveup and the other dentists who read this blog, but...this is nuts. It's not just the price, which is absolutely insane; it is the obsessive focus on something that simply isn't that important.

This isn't a perfectly understandable desire for quality. This is virtue signalling more than anything else, and it also smacks of elitism. And stupidity, because fluoride is sort of a big thing amongst people in the know...meaning people who don't burn science on the altar of their post-modern, new-age god.

What's next? Merino wool Q-Tips? Floss woven from the finest alpaca? Natural statins made from Brazilian Rain Forest mud and ground seashells from a remote island in the South Pacific?

Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

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1 Bottled water.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 02:32 PM (RuIsu)

2 Can it be?

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (jbWXM)

3 nope

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (RuIsu)

4 Health insurance may qualify now

Posted by: lurking grandma at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (sujqA)

5 As American as apple pie. ("There's a sucker born every minute.")

Posted by: Caliban at February 17, 2019 02:34 PM (QE8X6)

6 Beaten by a burger.

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:34 PM (jbWXM)

7 Now I can coast for the next 30 years.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 02:35 PM (RuIsu)

8 Women's shoes.

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:35 PM (jbWXM)

9 You can also purchase a tiny bottle of "sweet oil" at the pharmacy, to soften ear wax. It's olive oil.

Posted by: lurking grandma at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (sujqA)

10 Pretty much every spa "body wrap" treatment or OTC "rapid weight loss", or "male potency" product.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (lD3vL)

11 Sears went out of bidness selling women's shoes and major kitchen appliances.

Mixed message marketing.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (RuIsu)

12 Soap

Posted by: Francois at February 17, 2019 02:37 PM (n6bs1)

13 Four out of five dentists agree: People are insane sheep.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 02:37 PM (yQpMk)

14 Does amazon sell major kitchen appliances now?

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:38 PM (jbWXM)

15 Burger Chef. Cannot agree. We have terrible water at our lake cottage. A lot of MI has horrible water. In some areas the water out of the tap has such a bad odor of sulfur that it's off putting. Our cottage has well water from an area that is over a buried primordial forest. Very, very tannic. Before we drilled the new well the water came out looking like urine. Even with the new well I will not drink it. We buy gallon or two gallon bottles of spring water.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 02:38 PM (N3JsI)

16 It's the Starbucks dipsy-doodle.

Choose some mundane, utterly undifferentiable product, charge an outrageous sum for it, and then market the living hell out of it.

"Attention, fashionista dumb shits! You've GOT to have this, or you're just not cool! Think of what others will say about you!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (pg90N)

17 Bottled water.

Even better, something like Arrowhead (iirc) with pictures of mountains on it. It's bottled city tap water.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (oTMWb)

18 Loaded mutual funds.

Posted by: Deep Burnt State at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (uloIh)

19 Damn Penguins

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (/tuJf)

20 just get an oral-b mechanical toothbrush. your dentist has probably recommended it, as did mine for years - just do it. and if you are reluctant because it looks cumbersome and you don't want to put a machine in your mouth, it is actually the opposite - 100 times more effective at half the effort!.

highly recommended. wish i's bought one ea

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (Pg+x7)

21 Women's clothes. Absolutely ludicrous how expensive some of that stuff it. Even so-called 'clearance' prices are too high for so much of it.

Posted by: Deplorable JC at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (UeU18)

22 thousands of dollars for a pair of shoes.

There's not much to a pair of shoes. So the majority of the price is name brand. Even the best leather and sole and heel materials with well engineered heels and soles are not worth the price of a new car.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (9RkRx)

23 A YETI cooler and a Big Green Egg grille.

The cooler so elitist you advertise it with a sticker on your pickup truck.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (6a9Py)

24 Benchmade Knives.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (WEBkv)

25 earlier.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (Pg+x7)

26 Most ridiculous consumer product I can think of would be Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina steamer.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (0bu2O)

27 A lot of silly cooking and kitchen stuff, the one that immediately comes to mind was the banana slicer.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (r+sAi)

28 This is virtue signalling more than anything else, and it also smacks of elitism.
I mentioned electric cars in the previous thread.
Environmental menace dressed up as an environmental savior are to me, a classic virtue signal.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (LL1Be)

29 I just got an email from a small auction in Plainville CT.

Winter auctions, tomorrow night.

They have one lot that consists of several tubes of Darkie toothpaste.

Along with a huge asst of more political incorrect items.

Take a look and gasp

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (RZ6R1)

30 lake cottage. A lot of MI has horrible water. In some areas the water out of the tap has such a bad odor of sulfur that it's off putting.

You and Hugo Chavez. I'd have thought it a bit cold up there for that.

But then as the old line goes "Reno is so close to hell you can see Sparks".

Posted by: JEM at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (8erNz)

31 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Designer water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFKT4jvN4OE

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:41 PM (pg90N)

32 Kids make dinner with apps and Replicators.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 02:41 PM (RuIsu)

33 In the individual coffee category: Kopi Luwak (the monkey poop coffee)

or as an institution: Starbucks.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 02:41 PM (lD3vL)

34 27 A lot of silly cooking and kitchen stuff, the one that immediately comes to mind was the banana slicer.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (r+sAi)
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I have one on the wall next to my banana hammock.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:41 PM (WEBkv)

35 Bottled water mentioned at #1, sounds about right. Would our grandparent have laughed at us if we told them that water costs more than gasoline?

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:41 PM (2sCft)

36 Does amazon sell major kitchen appliances now?"

Si.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (//K3c)

37 $700 an ounce skin cleanser with abrasive beads made from the foot calluses of children from a remote Amazonian tribe.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (NWiLs)

38 I still use baking soda.

Just brush gently and you have clean chompers for life.

As far as overpriced crapola, Starbucks comes to mind.

Americans like getting suckered into buying things to impress people they don't even know or like.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (Z+IKu)

39 Smart phones, c'mon man

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (RZ6R1)

40 I have to go with all the designer bottle water as well. It's hilarious.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (s2J6c)

41 I'm particularly fond of standard issue low brow items, like t-shirts and tennis shoes, that get dolled up and sold for thousands of dollars.

The other day I saw a thing about a shopping bag, that looks almost exactly like a blue sack that Ikea sells in its store for 99 cents. Some designer slapped a label on one, and sells it, literally, for over a thousand bucks.

But then, you have idiots who spend millions of dollars on somebody's scribbled paint project. Or you have a guy who shreds his shitty painting, and afterwards, the thing shoots up in value, because it's now been trashed!

Fools and their money... some disassembly required.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (cY3LT)

42 27 A lot of silly cooking and kitchen stuff, the one that immediately comes to mind was the banana slicer.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (r+sAi)
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I have one on the wall next to my banana hammock.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:41 PM (WEBkv)
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Is your real name Lorena Bobbitt?

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (2sCft)

43 the oral-b is to the toothbrush as:

the washing machine is to the washboard

the air conditioner is to the fan

the refrigerator is to the ice box.

it really is that much of an advance.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (Pg+x7)

44 21 Women's clothes. Absolutely ludicrous how expensive some of that stuff it. Even so-called 'clearance' prices are too high for so much of it.
Posted by: Deplorable JC at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (UeU1


You must see this: V Reporters from CBS, CNN and NBC Help Kamala Harris Pick Out 'Amazing' Coat

https://tinyurl.com/yybn3ov4

Ghetto fabulous!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (pg90N)

45
Lunchables.A product par with one of my favorites from The Onion, microwaveable toast.


But what do I know? They've been around forever, so someone in Marketing had the right idea.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (13CQC)

46 I think that's when we crossed the line. Labels showing what kind of stuff we buy.

Virtue signalling your stuff.

Great googly moogly.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (9RkRx)

47 Vitamin water?

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (jbWXM)

48 33 In the individual coffee category: Kopi Luwak (the monkey poop coffee)

.....

Guilty of that one.

In my defense, I get only one bag a year and the proceeds go to fund our national church there in Papua.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (6a9Py)

49 Most ridiculous consumer product I can think of would be Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina steamer.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM

+++++
What have you got against steamed clams?

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (2sCft)

50 Designer water.

In California, the new rage is expensive unfiltered, unsterilized, untreated water sold as "Raw Water".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (lD3vL)

51 @45: "Lunchables."

No, sorry, Launchables were pretty freakin' awesome when they first appeared in stores.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:44 PM (I/iGu)

52 World's most expensive coffee: Kopi Luwak.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:44 PM (WEBkv)

53 DNA tests. Most of those are interpreted best guesses of country origin.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:44 PM (r+sAi)

54 No hatin' on Lunchables! They were awesome!

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:44 PM (s2J6c)

55 Launchables? Fucking autocucumber!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:44 PM (I/iGu)

56 50 Designer water.

In California, the new rage is expensive unfiltered, unsterilized, untreated water sold as "Raw Water".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (lD3vL)

Avant Giardia

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (NWiLs)

57 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up

I always thought the pet rock was the stupidest thing ever hawked for suckers to buy. Even if it was a new and expensive way to hawk a tiny book of jokes.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (mpXpK)

58 $700 an ounce skin cleanser with abrasive beads made from the foot calluses of children from a remote Amazonian tribe.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (NWiLs)


I do love how all these soi boi skin care products are being sold to douchebag millennials. Back in my day, we warshed our hair and faces with soap!

These kids today... but I really do gotta hand it to the marketers. They knew what they were doing, and they know what the douchebag soi bois will buy.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (cY3LT)

59 I'm Bernie Sanders and I approved of this post.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (Mouru)

60 I see someone beat me to the expensive and weird coffee.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (WEBkv)

61 Personally, I just wish they brought by the hotdogs that came pre-stuffed with chili or cheese, and no razor blades.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (I/iGu)

62 Designer babies.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (xZjSg)

63 40 I have to go with all the designer bottle water as well. It's hilarious.
Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (s2J6c)


Once, in a tony restaurant in Marin County, everyone around us (flaming liberals, signaling their erudition) was outdoing each other in their exotic water selections (think people ordering a Starbucks latte with half of this, half of that, etc.).

When the waiter came to me, I ordered a Perrier and soda.

And nobody laughed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (pg90N)

64 I would vote Starbux coffee, why pay for that?

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (/rm4P)

65 18 Loaded mutual funds.

...


Heh

Posted by: Jack Bogle at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (MAstk)

66 Got lunchables for my girls lunch, on sale for $0.50. I am ok with that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (r+sAi)

67 63 Humorless sots the entire lot of them!

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (s2J6c)

68 shit

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (/tuJf)

69 Women's clothes. Absolutely ludicrous how expensive some of that stuff it. Even so-called 'clearance' prices are too high for so much of it.
Posted by: Deplorable JC at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (UeU1

Our women's clothing is designed for the discriminating woman. They are woven with a gossamer thread woven from elven unicorns' manes. So magical, in fact, that you don't even feel it. And to validate what superior taste you have, only the most intelligent people can see them. No, seriously.--Aesop's Fables Clothing Company and Nude Women's Pictures.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (3sjI6)

70
I'm particularly fond of standard issue low brow items, like t-shirts
and tennis shoes, that get dolled up and sold for thousands of dollars.


=====

I won't get anything denim unless it's meant to do a job, not host rhinestones, whalebone, ruffles, etc.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (13CQC)

71 I always thought the pet rock was the stupidest thing ever hawked for suckers to buy. Even if it was a new and expensive way to hawk a tiny book of jokes.
Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (mpXpK)
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The Pet Rock was actually quite clever. The little booklet it came with was quite funny.

I don't know of anyone that didn't take it for what it was: a novelty gag.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (WEBkv)

72 what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Our political parties vie with each other for most ridiculous product daily. Some days they're beaten by our news.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (FhXTo)

73 Look up amazon appliances. Friends did an entire kitchen worth for right around 2 grand, including delivery, beating BB, HD, and Lowes by around 500 bucks...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (//K3c)

74 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (Pg+x7)

Hey Chimp

yes i did buy the painting from Stair. They had it upstairs, behind the phones, unlit.

It was a real steal.

Over the yrs, I've got some real bargains there

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (RZ6R1)

75
15 Burger Chef. Cannot agree. We have terrible water at our lake cottage. A lot of MI has horrible water. In some areas the water out of the tap has such a bad odor of sulfur that it's off putting. Our cottage has well water from an area that is over a buried primordial forest. Very, very tannic. Before we drilled the new well the water came out looking like urine. Even with the new well I will not drink it. We buy gallon or two gallon bottles of spring water.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 02:38 PM (N3JsI)








Not just a matter of well water. A lot of muni water is rendered potable by basically mixing in bleach. It's cheaper than many other methods, and quite effective from a public health standpoint. Problem is, you can often taste the chemicals, and it absolutely ruins coffee and lots of cooking.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (juqNl)

76 Sears went out of bidness selling women's shoes and major kitchen appliances.

Mixed message marketing.
Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (RuIsu)
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But I will always be grateful to the Sears catalogs of my yute, and the ladies bra and underwear section. Prime fapping material in a age when pron was hard to come by.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (2sCft)

77 10 Pretty much every spa "body wrap" treatment or OTC "rapid weight loss", or "male potency" product.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (lD3vL)

I heard an ad for "wave therapy" for impotency the other day. What do they do, wave at your dick to get it going?

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (Izzlo)

78 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Almost anything by Apple.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (pg90N)

79 When the waiter came to me, I ordered a Perrier and soda.

And nobody laughed.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:45 PM (pg90N)
-------------------

Wrong sort of crowd. Morons would have laughed.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (WEBkv)

80 21 Women's clothes. Absolutely ludicrous how expensive some of that stuff it. Even so-called 'clearance' prices are too high for so much of it.
Posted by: Deplorable JC at February 17, 2019 02:39 PM (UeU1

Women's shoes. Hundreds or thousands of dollars for shoes made from $3.00 of materials and a half-bowl-of-rice-worth of child labor in some Malaysian sweatshop. You'd think they were made out of gold-plated heroin.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (NWiLs)

81 What about those ripped up jeans I see kids wearing now? I bet those are expensive.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (s2J6c)

82 Guy, gotta disagree on DNA. The Ancestry.com ones are scary accurate on both my wife's and my side. It's helped in a lot of research.
The advertising for dna testing sux, though.

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (jbWXM)

83
There ya go, someone in Marketing had the right idea. 50 cents a box? That is awesome.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (13CQC)

84 Greetings:

Silken nooses ???

Posted by: 11B40 at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (evgyj)

85 Pappy Van Winkle.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (6a9Py)

86 A lot of silly cooking and kitchen stuff, the one that immediately comes to mind was the banana slicer.


Shooosh. The Hutzler Banana Slicer has some of the greatest reviews on Amazon.

5700+ and counting...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (Mouru)

87 74 redacted:

it's a terrific painting!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (Pg+x7)

88 50 Designer water.


I dunno

Posted by: NJ water at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (RZ6R1)

89 Guy Mohawk, this one?

https://tinyurl.com/y3gn246b

Read the reviews - I almost wet myself laughing.

Wait a minute, I did.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (Y4EXg)

90 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

I didn't conjure this up, I merely report it, but a friend of mine paid $1200 to put magnets on his water supply to "filter out the ions."

I didn't have the heart ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (pg90N)

91 ... now buy an oral-b!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (Pg+x7)

92 that get dolled up and sold for thousands of dollars"

Ah yes - the now infamous stolen 300 buck watch caps...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 02:49 PM (//K3c)

93 @10: "... 'male potency' product."

Hey now, wait one minute, Frank Thomas would not lie to me, and his five dozen "still strong after forty" commercials seem totally legit to me.

I, for one, trust baseball players to tell me what's legit when it comes time to dope myself up to crush the long ball that chicks dig so much, or something.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:49 PM (I/iGu)

94 the oral-b is to the toothbrush as:

the washing machine is to the washboard

the air conditioner is to the fan

the refrigerator is to the ice box.

it really is that much of an advance.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (Pg+x7)


Yes, you'll take my Oral B when you pry it from my cold, dead and vibrating fingers.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 02:49 PM (cY3LT)

95 What's next? Merino wool Q-Tips? Floss woven from the finest alpaca? Natural statins made from Brazilian Rain Forest mud and ground seashells from a remote island in the South Pacific?

Coffee that's dug out of cat shit. People pay through the nose for that.

This high priced toothpaste is still better than what some people used to use to whiten their teeth ... urine.

BTW, the best toothpaste is just mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2019 02:49 PM (vP+yw)

96 53 DNA tests. Most of those are interpreted best guesses of country origin.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:44 PM (r+sAi)


High tech horoscopes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:49 PM (pg90N)

97 CBD, the answer to your question is painfully obvious. People buy these outrageously priced everyday items just so they can tell you they did. You're supposed to be envious. How's that working out?

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 02:50 PM (RnzeK)

98 That's it Tony. I like the "kids love slicing their own bananas" part.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:50 PM (r+sAi)

99 Toothpaste? Anyone remember Mentadent?

You can still buy refills for literally hundreds of dollars on Amazon.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:51 PM (I/iGu)

100 87 74 redacted:

it's a terrific painting!
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (Pg+x7)

Yeah, I love it

I used to buy from them when they where in the old building out back. Now they're big time lol

Posted by: NJ water at February 17, 2019 02:51 PM (RZ6R1)

101 Lurisia water from Italy is damn good though. Europeans had to sell bottled water because their public water delivery systems weren't developed - in some cases - until the 1970s.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2019 02:51 PM (ZO3yc)

102 Prime fapping material in a age when pron was hard to come by.
Posted by: SteveOReno
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ISWYDT

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 02:51 PM (Y4EXg)

103 Just about any skin care product for women. Overpriced crap that doesn't make once bit of difference in the appearance of your skin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 02:52 PM (dUJdY)

104 Women's clothes. Absolutely ludicrous how expensive some of that stuff it.

Pro tip: You can pick up curtains and couch covers for a song!

Posted by: A Former White House Fashion Designer at February 17, 2019 02:52 PM (oTMWb)

105 30-year old, single barrel Valu-Rite.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 02:52 PM (DMUuz)

106 I saw "Natural Ice" selling in a groceey store. $3 for an 8 lb bag iirc. What ??

Posted by: jsg at February 17, 2019 02:52 PM (tY0hq)

107 Went to our huge warehouse liquor store the other day. I call it the "liquid library" due to the vast assortment of libations, and the enjoyment I get from reading the labels. They had bourbon thats been aged at sea aboard cargo ships (the wave action improves the hootch, apparently). Also for sale (and definitely not "on sale") were various weird craft beers with funky names and curious ingredients. Wonderful, if that floats your boat.

Me? I went home with a handle of old crow and a case of the champagne of beers.

Posted by: eastofsuez at February 17, 2019 02:53 PM (U2zca)

108 Sorry chimp, had my NJ sock on

Posted by: NJ water at February 17, 2019 02:53 PM (RZ6R1)

109 We're living in Pagan times that on reflection make whatever debaucheries that occurred in the Roman Empire, pale in comparison.

But we do have Smart Phones so there's that.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 17, 2019 02:53 PM (vFUiw)

110 fuck still got it on chimp

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:54 PM (RZ6R1)

111 I saw "Natural Ice" selling in a groceey store. $3 for an 8 lb bag iirc.

....

I used to get it for $5.49 a twelve pack and it was anything but pretentious.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:54 PM (6a9Py)

112 Problem is that the operators of those Smart Phones are probably stupider than your average Roman peasant.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 17, 2019 02:54 PM (vFUiw)

113 Organic anything. Just means it's grown in manure.

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:54 PM (jbWXM)

114 Prime fapping material in a age when pron was hard to come by.
Posted by: SteveOReno
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ISWYDT
Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2019 02:51 PM (Y4EXg)
++++
Yup, phrasing....

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (2sCft)

115 Had to come out of lurking for this.

An "all natural" energy drink made with organic dragonfruit and pumelo, and an unquantified amount of juice from other proprietary tropical fruits bred on site, but rumored to be relatives of the mango, papaya, and pineapple . Using, in addition to the usual B12 and taurine pony show, a mixture of caffeine, ephedra flower extract, concentrated ginseng, and essential oils that promote alertness. In a gold plated can. Opened with a lever on the side that makes a satisfying "ka-CHUNK" while ringing a small bell concealed inside the lid, and then extrudes a built-in straw.

I would call it "Dragon Energy".

Posted by: FlamethrowerInTheDark at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (zlzYb)

116 Most ridiculous consumer product I can think of would be Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina steamer.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (0bu2O)

Great! Wonder if I can get a deal on one, slightly used and never cleaned.

Let me check on EBay......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (Z+IKu)

117
what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Our political parties...


No need to go any further...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (aKsyK)

118 I saw "Natural Ice" selling in a groceey store. $3 for an 8 lb bag iirc.

An eight-pound bag of beer would really hit the spot right about now...

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (oTMWb)

119 REI sells enamel spackle-ware espresso cups. For when you want to convince yourself you are camping whilst drinking espresso. Makes me giggle every time I see it.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (IIV8c)

120 Craft beer.

Biggest scam (price/marketing wise) of the 21st century.

Posted by: Jack Bogle at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (MAstk)

121 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

In grad school a housemate bought some fancy running shoes because the tread was designed to prevent hydroplaning in wet conditions.

"Just how fast do you run, anyway?"

Crickets.

He also bought a fancy graphite composite tennis racket, because it would be useful for "playing in a high wind." Like who doesn't play tennis in a hurricane?

We played one time, he with his fancy racket, me with a wooden Spalding racket with several broken strings. I beat his balls off. Normally I would go easier under those conditions, but in his case, I bore down for the whole match.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (pg90N)

122 Bleach in a tabasco bottle!

Posted by: Nigerian Brothers in Red Hats at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (r+sAi)

123 Just about any skin care product for women. Overpriced crap that doesn't make once bit of difference in the appearance of your skin.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 02:52 PM (dUJdY)

Just about anything designed to be sold to women. Overpriced crap that doesn't make one bit of difference in their life or appearance.

There. FIFY.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (3sjI6)

124 I'll only use marino wool q-tips if the apalcas have had their farts captured and buried in deep limestone, in aluminum capsules. Gotta save the planet. /s

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (Cus5s)

125 I would call it "Dragon Energy".
Posted by: FlamethrowerInTheDark at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (zlzYb)

*waves fistful of cash*

Shut up and take my money!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (jo0+f)

126 I'm preemptively claiming Thread Winner:

The Lelo Inez.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (DMUuz)

127
I used to get it for $5.49 a twelve pack and it was anything but pretentious.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:54 PM (6a9Py)

It was in its own cooler next to the 1.50 a bag ice.

Posted by: jsg at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (tY0hq)

128 Putting perfectly good ethanol in your gas tank.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (oTMWb)

129 Can you imagine Biden getting through an entire campaign with completely imploding ?? NFW

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (RZ6R1)

130 Artisanal anything. Just means made by hippies.

Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (jbWXM)

131 @122: "Posted by: Nigerian Brothers in Red Hats"

Generic red hats!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (I/iGu)

132 81 What about those ripped up jeans I see kids wearing now? I bet those are expensive.
Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:48 PM (s2J6c)
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Saw a gal sporting a pair a few days ago. The fat bulging through the rips was especially appealing.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (WEBkv)

133 I saw "Natural Ice" selling in a groceey store. $3 for an 8 lb bag iirc.

An eight-pound bag of beer would really hit the spot right about now...
Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (oTMWb)
+++++
Like those Boda Bags from the Seventies! Just pull out the spout and squirt it in your mouth.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (2sCft)

134 Most of this isn't "virtue signaling."
It's simple class signaling.

No one buys a $3000 Louis Vuitton handbag to signal virtue. They do it to signal moolah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)

135 Had to come out of lurking for this.

An "all natural" energy drink made with organic dragonfruit and pumelo, and an unquantified amount of juice from other proprietary tropical fruits bred on site, but rumored to be relatives of the mango, papaya, and pineapple . Using, in addition to the usual B12 and taurine pony show, a mixture of caffeine, ephedra flower extract, concentrated ginseng, and essential oils that promote alertness. In a gold plated can. Opened with a lever on the side that makes a satisfying "ka-CHUNK" while ringing a small bell concealed inside the lid, and then extrudes a built-in straw.

I would call it "Dragon Energy".
Posted by: FlamethrowerInTheDark at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (zlzYb)


I will pay you $6000 for a case!

Posted by: Millennials-R-Us at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (cY3LT)

136 113 Organic anything. Just means it's grown in manure.
Posted by: RI Red at February 17, 2019 02:54 PM (jbWXM)


No, it just means it was damaged and somewhat insect-eaten produce that was rejected.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (pg90N)

137 Liz warren running for prezzy

got to be near the end

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:58 PM (RZ6R1)

138 No one buys a $3000 Louis Vuitton handbag to signal virtue. They do it to signal moolah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)


At least, moolah that they used to have.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:58 PM (pg90N)

139 Coffee and teas. Cost per ounce for minor differences in quality is insane.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at February 17, 2019 02:58 PM (njXIr)

140 We played one time, he with his fancy racket, me with a wooden Spalding racket with several broken strings. I beat his balls off.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM


Did you get yellow fuzz all over you?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 02:58 PM (DMUuz)

141 "Craft beer"

Yep, most of it's just crap.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2019 02:58 PM (4thlk)

142
High-end audio cables.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 02:59 PM (LsBY9)

143 Just about any skin care product for women. Overpriced crap that doesn't make once bit of difference in the appearance of your skin.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 02:52 PM (dUJdY)


That's only because you haven't found Holy Placenta Miracle. It's made entirely from rare European nun-placentas, harvested at their height of freshness. Rub it on your face and watch the years melt away!

www.HolyPlacentaMiracle.com

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2019 02:59 PM (Mouru)

144 >> Just about any skin care product for women. Overpriced crap that doesn't make once bit of difference in the appearance of your skin.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 02:52 PM (dUJdY)

Depends on your skin. Mine is oily, and without the right face wash/moisturizer, I will be glistening by ten in the morning and will also have constant breakouts. Took me a decade to finally find something to control the oil appropriately.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (rWZ8Y)

145 I saw some jeans a while back that had something like grease stains embedded int eh fabric. To make it look like you were a 'working man'. Words fail me in describing what kind of man one must be to need jeans like that.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (vFUiw)

146 High-end audio cables.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 02:59 PM (LsBY9)


...for digital signal.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (t+qrx)

147 No one buys a $3000 Louis Vuitton handbag to signal virtue. They do it to signal moolah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)

People are terrible show offs

Made a pretty good income for 45 yrs on that one foible of humans.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (RZ6R1)

148 From early days of the Silicon Valley millionaires:

$1500 bottles of basalmic vinegar.

Bars of bath soap that incorporate flakes of gold.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (t5m5e)

149 www.HolyPlacentaMiracle.com
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2019 02:59 PM


This doesn't redirect to thebulwark.com does it?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (DMUuz)

150 Yeah, what is it with those 5 hour energy type things that look like they have a tablespoon full of liquid in them? Anybody here try them?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (r+sAi)

151 I seem to recall someone bottling and selling San Francisco fog.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (W+vEI)

152 Cat shit coffee

Posted by: jsg at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (tY0hq)

153 The most ludicrous consumer product?

American Universities.

Posted by: Sooner at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (NcmeK)

154 Watch Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened on Netflix.

It's basically a 90 minute documentary testimonial to this thread topic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (6a9Py)

155 Most of this isn't "virtue signaling."
It's simple class signaling.

No one buys a $3000 Louis Vuitton handbag to signal virtue. They do it to signal moolah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)


I had never heard of Kate Spade until she killed herself. Now I see her name everywhere.

I gotta think, while her brand was doing just fine before she died, afterwards, the people counting all the cash they're raking in are giddy as hell, and wish they could resurrect her, just so she would kill herself again.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (cY3LT)

156 No one buys a $3000 Louis Vuitton handbag to signal virtue. They do it to signal moolah.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)


I bought a Remington 700 SPS - but that was more about distance signalling than anything.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (MbZQy)

157 97 CBD, the answer to your question is painfully obvious. People buy these outrageously priced everyday items just so they can tell you they did. You're supposed to be envious. How's that working out?
Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 02:50 PM (RnzeK)


I've heard that said about climbing Everest.

Hell I can tell you I climbed Everest. It'd be a lie, but I could tell you that. It's a lot easier, safer, and cheaper than actually doing it, too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (pg90N)

158
Gasoline in California.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (LsBY9)

159 I get it, I'm a packaging whoor too, but the tube of Aesop dentifrice is uninspired:

https://tinyurl.com/y3chxmjo

But it has Japanese wasabi!

Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 03:02 PM (kQs4Y)

160 I dunno, spending the afternoon commenting on the AOS, maybe

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:02 PM (RZ6R1)

161 Bars of bath soap that incorporate flakes of gold.
Posted by: Anthony Weiner at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (t5m5e)
--------------------

Goldschlager.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 03:02 PM (WEBkv)

162 Bleach in a tabasco bottle!

Hot sauces blend into the ridiculous range.

Although I haven't been able to find a bottle of that ?Belinda's? habanero sauce that's just right for adding a few drops to Key Lime pie.


Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2019 03:02 PM (FhXTo)

163 Cherokee hair tampons.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:02 PM (t+qrx)

164 Maybe Jussie will auction off clipping of his noose for charity?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 03:02 PM (I/iGu)

165 I have seen glacial ice for sale somewhere, from a real glacier.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (/rm4P)

166 I bought a Remington 700 SPS - but that was more about distance signalling than anything.
Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (MbZQy)
---------------

The original "reach out and touch someone."

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (WEBkv)

167 146 High-end audio cables.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 02:59 PM (LsBY9)

...for digital signal.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (t+qrx)


That is a good one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (pg90N)

168 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Any homeopathic "remedy."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (pg90N)

169 You could say the Native American used buffalo crap to brush their teeth and you could get a disturbingly high number of people to buy it.

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (MxEKc)

170 Yep, most of it's just hops"

FIFY...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM (//K3c)

171 Yeah, what is it with those 5 hour energy type things that look like they have a tablespoon full of liquid in them? Anybody here try them?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (r+sAi)


When I was in grad school, and holding down a full time job, they came in handy on those evenings when I was in 4+ hour classes.

They work.

I just figure it was line mainlining caffeine. I didn't do it too often, because I actually care about my body.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM (cY3LT)

172 david spade the comedian actor was kate spade's brother-in-law. which i didn't know until after she died.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM (Pg+x7)

173 I just watched Part 1 of the BBC Spanish Civil war documentary. It's still pretty confusing.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM (sdi6R)

174 Buy filtered water for less than .50 a gallon.
Glacier out of, yeah, CA. the machine looks like a soda vending machine.

It takes the already approved tap water and filters it seven different ways then dispenses it into your bottle.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM (ePWRo)

175 I dunno, spending the afternoon commenting on the AOS, maybe
Oh come now, we're scrapping the bottom of the barrel here, nobody is going to be impressed with our virtue or class.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM (r+sAi)

176 138 No one buys a $3000 Louis Vuitton handbag to signal virtue. They do it to signal moolah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)

At least, moolah that they used to have.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:58 PM (pg90N)

And there are knockoffs sold on every street corner, so if I see someone with a LV bag, my first thought is they have a knockoff, so I'm not impressed.

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (Izzlo)

177 I seem to recall someone bottling and selling San Francisco fog.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (W+vEI)

I bet they cut it with lower quality Oakland fog.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (tVQUs)

178 Distressed jeans. Full of holes. Severely damaged goods, sold for hundreds of dollars. There was a time you could not buy a pair of lighter wash jeans without holes in them.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (0hLBF)

179 High-end audio cables.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 02:59 PM (LsBY9)

...for digital signal.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (t+qrx)

That is a good one.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (pg90N)


Monster Cable Inc. is a manufacturer of high-grade premium "pro-sumer" patent infringement lawsuits that also has a small AV cable division like some kind of vestigial organ.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (t+qrx)

180 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Barack Hussein Obama.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (pg90N)

181 161 Bars of bath soap that incorporate flakes of gold.
Posted by: Anthony Weiner at February 17, 2019 03:00 PM (t5m5e)

There's sake that has flakes of gold in it.

First time I had it was in late 70's

And NO, i didn't pay for it

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (RZ6R1)

182 Afternoon all. I'm just back from Daughter's wedding weekend, with the big event being last night. Got her given away and everything went perfectly for her. It was a great break from reality.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 17, 2019 03:06 PM (ffYR/)

183 169 You could say the Native American used buffalo crap to brush their teeth and you could get a disturbingly high number of people to buy it.
Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (MxEKc)

How

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2019 03:06 PM (Izzlo)

184 I bought a Remington 700 SPS - but that was more about distance signalling than anything.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 03:01 PM (MbZQy)

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



The original "reach out and touch someone."
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (WEBkv)


I'm no Weasel. But the aspiring Lon Horiuchi's in today's LEOs best sharpen their pencils. 150 yards ain't gonna' cut it.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 03:06 PM (MbZQy)

185 I dunno, spending the afternoon commenting on the AOS, maybe
Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:02 PM

Speaking of which
https://youtu.be/FFUdrAliJWY

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:06 PM (/rm4P)

186 Thinx period underwear.

It's like reusable diapers, but for menstruation. And the gal who created these was a weirdo sex freak who was kicked out of the company for groping her female employees and not having an HR department (and all the things that go with it, like employee benefits). Virtue: faked, signaled hard, then lost.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2019 03:06 PM (W+vEI)

187 Glow in the dark condoms.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 03:06 PM (6a9Py)

188 You could say the Native American used buffalo crap to brush their teeth and you could get a disturbingly high number of people to buy it.
Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (MxEKc)

Just a pinch between your cheek and gum...

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (jo0+f)

189 reverse osmosis under the sink is pretty easy, for people with hard water from their well. Mine takes the water from like 280 to 10 in total dissolved solids. Cost like $150, including a 2 gallon pressure tank. Save me from buying new coffee makers every other year.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (Cus5s)

190 It takes the already approved tap water and filters it through the 2 year-old original filters seven different ways then dispenses it into your bottle.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (DMUuz)

191 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Posted by: CBD at 02:35 PM

Raw Water.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (tVQUs)

192 I see this thing at the grocery store called Dude Wipes. No idea what its for wiping.

Posted by: disgusting oration at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (vtd+q)

193 Paper straws.

Late to the thread, but good topic CBD.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (786Ro)

194 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM (r+sAi)

Our virtues may be lacking but never ever question our class

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (RZ6R1)

195 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Barack Hussein Obama.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (pg90N)

Don't forget the accessories.

Posted by: Miklos, Styrofoam Pillar Extruder at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (zCyNd)

196 Congratulations Calm on the new son in law, glad the day went well

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (/rm4P)

197 The original "reach out and touch someone."

*looks over at Weatherby Mark V. Yep*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (//K3c)

198 169 You could say the Native American used buffalo crap to brush their teeth and you could get a disturbingly high number of people to buy it.
Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (MxEKc)


I can see the marketing campaign, with Nathan Phillips, the Navajo Shit Talker, as the spokesmodel for it.

"You too can have dentition just like mine!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (pg90N)

199 I'm recalling a particular incident at work, at a place that begins with a G and rhymes with "oogle"...

Someone was bitching about having to keycard through a door carrying a meal. They made sure, in the course of this complaint, that everyone knew the details of the organic/artisinal/hipster BS food they were trying to juggle.

It's pure class signalling.


All the lefties were busy jerking off to "Elysium" a few years back, but the bald truth none of them will admit is that they are trying to be - desperately want to be - the "obnoxiously rich space people" faction depicted in the film. This helps put into perspective how they see themselves in CA as eloi and the subsequent desire to import morlocks to clean the pool when they're not looking.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (67XdO)

200 Posted by: eastofsuez at February 17, 2019 02:53 PM (U2zca)

Stick around for the Food Thread!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (wYseH)

201 "what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?"
The Socialist Utopia.

Posted by: AytchMan at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (AEtcC)

202
Pet Rock, FTW.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (zBaqJ)

203 No one buys a $3000 Louis Vuitton handbag to signal virtue. They do it to signal moolah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)

At least, moolah that they used to have.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:58 PM (pg90N)

And there are knockoffs sold on every street corner, so if I see someone with a LV bag, my first thought is they have a knockoff, so I'm not impressed.
Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2019 03:05 PM (Izzlo)


I asked the question once, of someone who has that sort of thing, the real thing, in her possession. First I asked, why not buy it used? Then I asked why not buy the knock-off version?

I mean, who would know?

The answer, basically: "I would know."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (cY3LT)

204 I dunno, Crest or Colgate not on sale is like $5. And toothpaste lasts a long time. That does not seem as dumb as buying expensive bottled water vs the cheap stuff for when tap water is off or you are going to camping, or paying a bunch extra everyday for coffee because you stop at the coffee shop instead of just brewing it at home.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (jUcoH)

205 Men's skin care anything.

Just gimme a cheap generic tube of lotion, ffs


**waits for Horde to pounce on that phrasing**

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (786Ro)

206 Anything that might make your butthole look pretty.

Posted by: ooga booga at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (zH0Xv)

207 I see this thing at the grocery store called Dude Wipes. No idea what its for wiping.
Posted by: disgusting oration at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM


Bowling balls and rugs.

Posted by: Jeffrey Lebowski at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (DMUuz)

208 Nothing will ever top the $15,000 vibrator Gwenneth Paltrow was shilling on goop a few years back

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (sCPfQ)

209 Michael Kors handbags seem to be a thing and they are pricey. Same with Coach although they supposedly stand by their purses and will replace if defective even 3 or 4 years later. I say supposedly because I had one, the stitching in the strap started to unravel. NOPE! Not covered under their guarantee. I threw it in the trash.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (dUJdY)

210 Pet Rock, FTW.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (zBaqJ)

I see your pet rock and raise you a chia pet

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (RZ6R1)

211 Generic red hats!
=====

My mom was into the Red Hats. (something about old ladies and red and purple)

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (MIKMs)

212 Here. Have a rock. Consider it a pet.

Morons.

But not in a good way.

Posted by: Gary Dahl at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (zCyNd)

213 Anything that might make your butthole look pretty.
Posted by: ooga booga at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (zH0Xv)


Self-adhesive googly eyes don't count.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:11 PM (t+qrx)

214 Self-adhesive googly eyes don't count.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:11 PM (t+qrx)
---
When the abyss stares back.

Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 03:11 PM (kQs4Y)

215 Just gimme a cheap generic tube of lotion, ffs

Spokesmodel candidates: Jussie Smollett, Shep!, Don Lemon, or Anderson Cooper?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:11 PM (pg90N)

216 Ice popsicles. Sell them as "all natural", no colors or flavors

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2019 03:11 PM (Izzlo)

217 Any homeopathic "remedy."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:03 PM (pg90N)

I got cholera from a homeopathic remedy, because the water "remembered" the Vibrio bacteria that used to be in it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (wYseH)

218
It was a great break from reality.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 17, 2019 03:06 PM (ffYR/

=====

Welcome back.

And I'm glad the day was happy and the event went well, especially after the stress you underwent prior.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (13CQC)

219 Pet Rock, FTW.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (zBaqJ)


I just checked. The pet rock sold for $3.95.

As a novelty item, that seems remarkably harmless. Much more harmless than, say, beanie babies or cabbage patch dolls, which were from the same era, and I'm guessing cost much more than that, in their original form.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (cY3LT)

220 We played one time, he with his fancy racket, me with a wooden Spalding racket with several broken strings. I beat his balls off. Normally I would go easier under those conditions, but in his case, I bore down for the whole match.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:56 PM (pg90N)

Hahahah....love it. Served the bastard right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (Z+IKu)

221 Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (dUJdY)

Try buying a used Kelly bag at auction

Be prepared to have your ears pinned back

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (RZ6R1)

222 136---No, it just means it was damaged and somewhat insect-eaten produce that was rejected.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (pg90N)
-----------------------------------
I have a good friend who grew up on a farm not far from Charlottesville, VA.
The family had a garden and used the produce mainly for themselves. The best stuff they would sell at a little stand on the route to Monticello or to a couple of local restaurants. The inferior stuff went for animal food or compost.

Now they sell the crap to "natural" food stores in C'ville and make a nice bundle off of it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (Rxduq)

223 Anybody says Beanie Babies, there will be war.


And those ladies are fierce.

Posted by: Miklos, gong short on Cabbage Patch, too at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (zCyNd)

224 Off, cat fur sock!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (kQs4Y)

225 *looks over at Weatherby Mark V. Yep*
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (//K3c)


I would love to get a .338 Lapua.

But I don't know where I'd shoot it. How I'd feed it. Or if I could, honestly, hit any better with it than my 700.

I think it's more rifle than I need. I don't think I'm enough of a shooter to use it well.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (MbZQy)

226 Nothing will ever top the $15,000 vibrator Gwenneth Paltrow was shilling on goop a few years back
Posted by: Jollyroger at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM


See #126.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (DMUuz)

227
I recall reading an articke profiling of our new ruling class several years ago - wish I could find it. So far I can't locate it.

The article described among other things, an up-and-coming young DC power couple who had gone to the right schools, only socialized with others like them, and bought high priced exclusive brands of clothing, kitchen equipment, pretty
much everything, to signal and secure their place in the new aristocracy. Their bland assumptions about their role in society, and where the rest of us belong, caused a flash of anger, as was intended by the author.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (t5m5e)

228 jeans with holes in them ... those are overpriced ... and just kinda dumb. Stone washed probably came first, then they went to "hey, let's just put holes in them".

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 03:13 PM (Cus5s)

229 I've gotta go with South Park... "Cherokee" Hair Tampons, made by Cheech & Chong.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 03:13 PM (5aX2M)

230 You can pay lots of money to help harvest olives; grape; whatever on farms all over Southern Italy and I am hearing that some savvy vineyard owners in California are now jumping on the same bandwagon.

Lemme get this right: your great grandma and great grandpa came over here on steerage to get away from that and now you are PAYING the landowner to work like a donkey for him.


OK.

Posted by: Wedding Guest who doesn't know whether to sit on the bride's or groom's side at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (9Ni3Z)

231 213 Anything that might make your butthole look pretty.
Posted by: ooga booga at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (zH0Xv)

HELLO!!! HRU ???

Posted by: Shep at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (RZ6R1)

232 A breathing SC Justice is pretty rad.

Posted by: ... at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (uEbPt)

233 Nothing will ever top the $15,000 vibrator Gwenneth Paltrow was shilling on goop a few years back
Posted by: Jollyroger at February 17, 2019 03:10 PM (sCPfQ)


New or used?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (cY3LT)

234 I work with a serious bowler, he puts it in the dishwasher to clean it.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (/rm4P)

235 > In California, the new rage is expensive unfiltered, unsterilized, untreated water sold as "Raw Water".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (lD3vL)

Avant Giardia
Posted by: Insomniac


Dysenteri Springs

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (0OWcv)

236 202
Pet Rock, FTW.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2019 03:08 PM (zBaqJ)


I still have mine. It's been slumbering away in the attic in its original box for 40-some years.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (sdi6R)

237 Hahahah....love it. Served the bastard right.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (Z+IKu)


That's what I thought too. We never played again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (pg90N)

238 Schiff for brains ... All you have to do is listen to it and you'll get your drool on

Posted by: torabora at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (GBCiv)

239 I think it's more rifle than I need.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 03:12 PM (MbZQy)

THAT'S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

GUNS ARE ESSENTIALS!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM (wYseH)

240 Michael Kors handbags"

IRRC, most high end handbags, purses, and accessories are made in one region of china. Even the "Italian made" use materials from there... just final assembly and packaging in Italy.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (//K3c)

241 Tickle me Elmo.

Posted by: jsg at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (tY0hq)

242 43 Late to the thread, but I have to agree on the electric toothbrush.

My daughter gave me a Phillips sonicare several years ago, and it has been my number one favorite thing ever. I recently upgraded to a newer model and now I use the old one to clean stuff.

Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (OX9vb)

243 "Cherokee" Hair Tampons
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 03:13 PM


A great pairing with Prairie Crab Dip!

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (DMUuz)

244 I bet I could sell empty bullet casings as "provocative works of art, evocative of the violent, consumerist society we live in" for hundreds, if not thousands of bucks a pop. Eurotrash Elites would go crazy for them.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (tVQUs)

245 Be prepared to have your ears pinned back

Holy shit.. I just googled it. WTF??? Why?

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (dUJdY)

246 grocery prices are so high lately it's virtue signalling if you can afford to buy a nice grapefruit.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (ZO3yc)

247 As a minor league coffee geek I would have to say civet coffee. There's no way it is worth $25 for an eight ounce cup.
I can accept that a wagyu beef steak might be worth the price as once in a lifetime experience.
But outrageously priced coffee? Nope.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (eAMlh)

248 *parachutes into the thread*

I have a joke. It's an old joke, but it's a propos.

Two nouveau riche Russians run into each other on the street. Igor says, "wow that's a nice tie. What did it cost?"

Ivan says, "$600".

Igor says, "idiot! I know where you could have got it for $1,000".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 03:16 PM (fuK7c)

249 " What's next? Merino wool Q-Tips? Floss woven from the finest alpaca? Natural statins made from Brazilian Rain Forest mud and ground seashells from a remote island in the South Pacific?"


Uh, CBD, we are all sitting here and laughing at these yahoos, but instead, we should be producing these exact products! If people willingly pay to be fleeced, why not profit from it? We could sell the crap, finely packaged of course, on Ace's new mirror___-lefty-site.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 17, 2019 03:16 PM (9Ni3Z)

250 Anything that might make your butthole look pretty.
Posted by: ooga booga at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (zH0Xv)

------

We got ya covered.

Posted by: Jussie's Bleach Friends at February 17, 2019 03:17 PM (5aX2M)

251
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:57 PM (Rxduq)

The disheartening thing about luxury bags is that the quality is getting worse.
Now, you were always paying for the name; there is a point at which you do get better quality, but that stops at about, say, 800 to a thousand dollars.

But Chanel bags are slipping badly in quality. Yet the prices keep going up, because there is plenty of stupid money to pay for it.

Hermes quality is still there, but I am not a fan overall of their bags, and their prices and exclusivity are just insane.

Moynat is the only top luxury bag I think is still worth it, though lord knows there are still a few Chanels I'm after. Thankfully, my style is more Boy than classic flap.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:17 PM (0hLBF)

252 New or used?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:14 PM


You have to know these things when you're a SCOTUS _J.

Posted by: RBG at February 17, 2019 03:17 PM (DMUuz)

253 Whoa, wish I'd seen this website last night -- could've made some suggestions to Shibumi for bridesmaid's gifts:

https://www.lelo.com/anniversary-collection

Steampunk sex goggles or the Jarlsgatan Flogger? Pink or black?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 03:17 PM (kQs4Y)

254 It takes the already approved tap water and filters it through the 2 year-old original filters seven different ways then dispenses it into your bottle.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:04 PM

FIFY.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:07 PM (DMUuz)



Au contraire, it has a digital read out of the last date serviced, which by company policy, is one month or less.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:18 PM (ePWRo)

255 I think it's more rifle than I need"

Hmmm. Appears to be in English, but I don't understand it...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:18 PM (//K3c)

256 244 I bet I could sell empty bullet casings as "provocative works of art, evocative of the violent, consumerist society we live in" for hundreds, if not thousands of bucks a pop. Eurotrash Elites would go crazy for them.
Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (tVQUs)
------------------------------------------
Beating swords into plowshares!
Make art, not war!
I can see it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 03:19 PM (Rxduq)

257 *parachutes into the thread*

I have a joke. It's an old joke, but it's a propos.

Two nouveau riche Russians run into each other on the street. Igor says, "wow that's a nice tie. What did it cost?"

Ivan says, "$600".

Igor says, "idiot! I know where you could have got it for $1,000".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 03:16 PM (fuK7c)


Nice!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:19 PM (cY3LT)

258 #126 I googled that.
YGTBFKM

Posted by: torabora at February 17, 2019 03:19 PM (GBCiv)

259 Whoa, wish I'd seen this website last night -- could've made some suggestions to Shibumi for bridesmaid's gifts:

https://www.lelo.com/anniversary-collection

Steampunk sex goggles or the Jarlsgatan Flogger? Pink or black?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 03:17 PM


I'm sure she, and we, would appreciate even more your personal reviews.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:19 PM (DMUuz)

260 240. the fabled Italian leather studios now use Chinese immigrants in sweatshops to produce their 'artisan crafted' product.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2019 03:19 PM (ZO3yc)

261 New clothes that have that "already worn by a bum for a few years" look.

If I wanted old clothes, I wouldn't be out shopping.

Posted by: all doubt removed at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (S2eH9)

262 WTF??? Why?"

Cause they can.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (//K3c)

263 I have a very good friend who bought a $1000 European coffee machine. It takes a degree in hydraulic engineering to operate the damned thing.

I didn't have the heart to tell him that we use a $20 machine from Walmart.

The thing is, the water here is so hard that it quickly craps up the guts of equipment with lime scale. I periodically use dilute HCl solutions on it, shower heads, etc. to dissolve the lime scale, but I'm damned if I'm spending a lot of money on anything that uses the water here.

(I also replace the sacrificial Mg anode on the water heater every other year. You should see what it looks like after a couple of years. /shudder)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (pg90N)

264 CBD this post is reminding me of an oldish ( 2009 ) essay from Hoover Inst., "Is Food the New Sex?"

https://www.hoover.org/research/food-new-sex

Basic theme is that as moral codes regarding sex have waned, moral codes about food are arising. Contrasts a prototypical consumer woman of 1950s, "Betty", with consumer woman today, "Jennifer":

Betty thinks food is a matter of taste, whereas sex is governed by universal moral law; and Jennifer thinks exactly the reverse....

Betty does care about nutrition and food, but it doesn't occur to her to extend her opinions to a moral judgment - i.e., to believe that other people ought to do as she does in the matter of food, and that they are wrong if they don't. In fact, she thinks such an extension would be wrong in a different way; it would be impolite, needlessly judgmental, simply not done. Jennifer, similarly, does care to some limited degree about what other people do about sex; but it seldom occurs to her to extend her opinions to a moral judgment. In fact, she thinks such an extension would be wrong in a different way - because it would be impolite, needlessly judgmental, simply not done.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (786Ro)

265 Don't ask me. Ask Bernardo Sandernista.

Posted by: Marooned at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (8hRlF)

266 Au contraire, it has a digital read out of the last date serviced, which by company policy, is one month or less.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:18 PM


Serviced, or simply reset when they opened it to take out the money?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:21 PM (DMUuz)

267 Steampunk sex goggles
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 03:17 PM (kQs4Y)


Good name for a band, that right there.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:21 PM (t+qrx)

268
I asked the question once, of someone who has that
sort of thing, the real thing, in her possession. First I asked, why
not buy it used? Then I asked why not buy the knock-off version?



I mean, who would know?



The answer, basically: "I would know."
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 03:09 PM (cY3LT

====

Anything that's crafted well out of good materials that looks good and sells above a certain price, arbitrarily say $300, you're paying for nothing but the label.


Some people love a label and I've got no objection to that. What I don't get is having two of those purses. One serious designer alligator bag should work with every outfit and should last a lifetime.

I had a friend once who was using a big bucket-style Coach bag that looked great. Her mother had used it for 20 or so years, every day, as a teacher, carrying school stuff in it. That's how I would do it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:21 PM (13CQC)

269 Just run a carafe of vinegar through it once a month.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:22 PM (ePWRo)

270 Posted by: FlamethrowerInTheDark at February 17, 2019 02:55 PM (zlzYb)

Ha!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:22 PM (0hLBF)

271 I'm sure she, and we, would appreciate even more your personal reviews.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:19 PM (DMUuz)

Lelo and Switch - Two thumbs way, way up!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 03:22 PM (kQs4Y)

272 The disheartening thing about luxury bags is that the quality is getting worse.
Now, you were always paying for the name; there is a point at which you do get better quality, but that stops at about, say, 800 to a thousand dollars.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:17 PM (0hLBF)

Women, try to be honest. First of all, there is no bag in the world worth $800 or more. But, you're a woman. You're not going to keep it any longer than 5 years at the most, or until the next fad comes along. Sure, men waste a lot of money on shit (I'm not talking about soi bois), but what they waste their money on usually lasts until it falls apart or they die.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (3sjI6)

273

Bottled water.

I did a little experiment a while back, took a bunch of Poland Water bottles and filled them with our well water (that is terrific), stuck them in the cooler and handed them out later on at a picnic.

Not one person had a complaint, in fact a few remarked on how good it tasted.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (S/hVx)

274 My daughter gave me a Phillips sonicare several years ago, and it has been my number one favorite thing ever.
Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (OX9vb)


They are nice. My favorite things: my cordless impact driver, my sawzall, my angle grinder, and my electric toothbrush.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (pg90N)

275 Women's clothes are overrated.

Posted by: ItsNotaTooma at February 17, 2019 03:24 PM (hAruP)

276 It's more rifle I really need

Yeah, until the zombie apocalypse hits, then see if you need it.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:24 PM (/rm4P)

277 I use Coach purses. I usually buy them at the outlet for a fraction of full retail. They hold up well. My current one being used is almost 10 years old but looks brand new. I have 2-3 I switch out depending on the season. I haven't bought a new on in maybe 4 years???

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2019 03:24 PM (kufk0)

278 No one buys $17 toothpaste week in and week out.

It just a funny millenial slash First World slash enviro-nazi indulgence.

Besides, poor oral health is the force of natural selection at work.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (2zFt4)

279 I got this. You go extra tasteless, Surfperch... set up a one-color print of the silhouette of a dead child. Wherever it's white, glue down a casing with the crimp end up. Wherever it's black glue one down with the primer end up.

Lefties'll eat it up. Call it "Nude Hogg Descending a Staircase," or somesuch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (5aX2M)

280 269 Just run a carafe of vinegar through it once a month.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:22 PM (ePWRo)


Dilute HCl is more effective. Acetic acid will form calcium acetate, which is prone to gelling. It's how they make Sterno: calcium acetate plus methanol.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (pg90N)

281 Sure, men waste a lot of money on shit (...) but what they waste their money on usually lasts until it falls apart or they die.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (3sjI6)


If both happen at the same time, it means you win.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (t+qrx)

282 17 Dollar toothpaste? Hey I got this bridge for sale on Brooklyn.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (Y+V3r)

283 Natural water. Wasn't somebody selling, pure water straight from nature because it is natural?

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 03:26 PM (MxEKc)

284 17 Dollar toothpaste? Hey I got this bridge for sale on Brooklyn.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (Y+V3r)


You do bridgework?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:26 PM (t+qrx)

285 I have purses that are decades old. Well-made shoes (and that means expensive) really do wear better. If you take good care of quality merch it lasts and lasts.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at February 17, 2019 03:27 PM (kQs4Y)

286 While you guys are wasting your time on this thread, I'm enjoying the open roads. ...well, the ones within thirty miles of the Bay Area. I didn't bring a spare battery pack.

Posted by: Tesla Owner at February 17, 2019 03:28 PM (Zo1XC)

287 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?



Eye drops made from the tears of liberals.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:28 PM (LDbTO)

288
You're not going to keep it any longer than 5 years
at the most, or until the next fad comes along.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (3sjI6

======

No way, dude. See my 268. Classics are forever. My sister wears stuff that my late, fashionable grandma left behind.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:29 PM (13CQC)

289 Bottled water.
I did a little experiment a while back, took a bunch of Poland Water bottles and filled them with our well water (that is terrific), stuck them in the cooler and handed them out later on at a picnic.
Not one person had a complaint, in fact a few remarked on how good it tasted.
Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (S/hVx)

Many years ago in a country far, far away, I worked in a plant bottling water for Dipshit Mountain Water.

Their plant was right next to the city water, which they used, ran thru an ultraviolet light gizmo, bottled it and presto! $1.00 a gallon to the supermarket it went.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 03:29 PM (Z+IKu)

290 Dollar toothpaste? Hey I got this bridge for sale on Brooklyn.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (Y+V3r)

You do bridgework?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:26 PM (t+qrx)

Sure. A lot. But not for 17 bucks lol
But you can get a second mortgage right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 03:29 PM (Y+V3r)

291 My favorite things: my cordless impact driver, my sawzall, my angle grinder, and my electric toothbrush.

Damn, you are serious about your teeth!

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 03:30 PM (x/2Z8)

292 Air Jordans for babies.

Used to drive my wife up a wall when she was a social worker.

Posted by: jsg at February 17, 2019 03:30 PM (tY0hq)

293
It's more rifle I really need
----------



Yeah, until the zombie apocalypse hits, then see if you need it.
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:24 PM (/rm4P)


I'm thinkin' I'll just head shot 'em within 500 yards. I can hit the pie plate all day at 500 yards now.

Not saying nobody else can use a .338 Lapua well. But it's out of my skill set, as far as pure shooting.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 03:30 PM (MbZQy)

294 My daughter gave me a Phillips sonicare several years ago, and it has been my number one favorite thing ever.
Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 03:15 PM (OX9vb)

They are nice. My favorite things: my cordless impact driver, my sawzall, my angle grinder, and my electric toothbrush.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Bonus points if they are all interchangeable.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:30 PM (LDbTO)

295 17 Dollar toothpaste? Hey I got this bridge for sale on Brooklyn.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM


You endorse it, we'll sell it to the Air Force as in-flight crew oral-refreshment replenishment to go with their $600 toilet seats, and split the money with Ace.

Profit!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:31 PM (DMUuz)

296 Sure, men waste a lot of money on shit (...) but what they waste their money on usually lasts until it falls apart or they die.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (3sjI6)


The thing is, I've come to realize that tools are a good investment. Instead of paying someone to do something, or trying to wing it with the wrong tool, if you just spring for the right tool for the job, you can do it yourself, quickly, easily, and competently.

And afterwards, you still have the tool for the next time.

For example, we had tree roots that kept growing into the sewage outfall from Chez Merde, our previous house. This caused the sewage line to back up, typically on a holiday weekend, and generally right before guests were coming over.

Finally I bought a power auger ($400), so every six months, when the problem recurred, I'd just wheel it out and 20 minutes later it was done. No sweeter sound than that sudden gurgling when you've cleared the obstruction!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:31 PM (pg90N)

297 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:21 PM (13CQC)

I fell hard for handbags a few years ago after carrying my mama's used Stone Mountain bags for all of my adult life. I never understood the appeal for 40 years, but then boom, I saw a Boy bag.
I have a small collection of luxury bags now, and I have definitely repeated styles in a few different colors. Price aside, I don't think it's any different than having a variety of dresses or tops and pants. It's a HUGE aside, though, I do get that!




Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:31 PM (0hLBF)

298 Can anyone explain to me the allure of Bath Bombs?

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2019 03:32 PM (786Ro)

299 Lol at "The wolf who cried MAGA"

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 17, 2019 03:32 PM (TN1P5)

300 Fiji Water.

Posted by: Michael K. at February 17, 2019 03:32 PM (S3Dx6)

301 They are nice. My favorite things: my cordless impact driver, my sawzall, my angle grinder, and my electric toothbrush.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Bonus points if they are all interchangeable.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:30 PM (LDbTO)


I've been putting off surgery for a deviated septum, but periodically eye my Dremel ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:32 PM (pg90N)

302 291 My favorite things: my cordless impact driver, my sawzall, my angle grinder, and my electric toothbrush.

Damn, you are serious about your teeth!
Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 03:30 PM (x/2Z


They're VERY white, and pointy too!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (pg90N)

303 The full cost of some consumer items is not always readily apparent. Mr. Smollet may have had in his possession the most expensive two feet of polyethylene in history.

Posted by: Miklos, gotta calculate on a lifecycle basis at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (zCyNd)

304 Those $400 prestained jeans some store was selling.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (eAMlh)

305 Bonus points if they are all interchangeable.
Posted by: rickb223


That was two rotating tools and two reciprocating tools. I'll give bonus points if only those pairs are interchangeable.

And now I'm thinking that the impact angle grinder sounds more dangerous than the sawzall toothbrush attachment.

Posted by: mikeski at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (P1f+c)

306 Those $400 prestained jeans some store was selling.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (eAMlh)

For $500 the come with holes and rips

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (Y+V3r)

307
Virtually any garment that says "Dry Clean Only" I pass on. Makes clothes-shopping that much more efficient.

I mean, this is supposed to be something that absorbs sweat, takes the occasional splash of hot coffee, snot, baby saliva, comes into contact with bus benches and the like so my bare legs don't have to, in some cases virtually brushes the ground, and I can't subject it to soap and water?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (13CQC)

308 Can anyone explain to me the allure of Bath Bombs?
Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2019 03:32 PM (786Ro)

===
They smell good.

And they make bathtime fun.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (2zFt4)

309 Weddings.

Posted by: Deep Burnt State at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (uloIh)

310 Looks like Jussie the wussie is all in


Rehearsed the attack with his bros

omg stupid

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (RZ6R1)

311 And now I'm thinking that the impact angle grinder sounds more dangerous than the sawzall toothbrush attachment.
Posted by: mikeski at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (P1f+c)


I've thought about marketing a sawzall dildo attachment to target the feminist market segment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (pg90N)

312 Is ginger really that good of a flavor?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (ycWCI)

313 263 I have a very good friend who bought a $1000 European coffee machine. It takes a degree in hydraulic engineering to operate the damned thing.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (pg90N)


I don't have a link, but I remember a scene from an early Woody Allen movie from the 1960s that made fun of that very thing.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 03:37 PM (sdi6R)

314 Those $400 prestained jeans some store was selling.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (eAMlh)

I remember companies selling pre-worn jeans. And it wasn't Goodwill.

Posted by: Miklosian anti-marketing, PLC at February 17, 2019 03:37 PM (zCyNd)

315 I can't get over how much both my daughter and my daughter-in-law will spend on purses. It is shocking. And the skin products, and the soaps, and the hair care products. I can't even.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:37 PM (aWjrD)

316 I've thought about marketing a sawzall dildo attachment to target the feminist market segment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


You're too late, unless the feminism is the point.

Posted by: mikeski at February 17, 2019 03:37 PM (P1f+c)

317 I wonder what's the highest price I could sell a plain white t-shirt for online with the description "just a plain white shirt, nothing fancy".

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (tVQUs)

318 Dilute HCl is more effective.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (pg90N)

And probably cheaper.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (wYseH)

319 Tiny houses.


Pure marketing genius. Getting people that are contemptuous of trailer trash to want to live in trailers and brag about it.

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (MxEKc)

320 Those $400 prestained jeans some store was selling.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:34 PM (eAMlh)


"professional clothes stainer" sounds like a career I'd have said I wanted, when I was six.

This hasn't changed a bit since then, mind.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (t+qrx)

321 On a related note, although not like a Pet Rock my little brother once worked in a high end clothing store. He said they would get everyday cheap shirts from the "local shirt factory" that were targeted to Discount clothing stores and sew "designer type" labels in them wrap them in fresh a plastic bag and sell them for outrageous prices. And they sold real well.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (mpXpK)

322 In Japan you can get underwear with shitstains already on it.

Posted by: disgusting oration at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (vtd+q)

323 I probably have enough rifle for the zombie apocalypse, but there was this one time that Cabela's had a left-handed Weatherby.

It cost $1,200 more than I had (it cost $1,200) and I didn't have a CT gun permit, but goodness it was a left-handed Weatherby. (.300 Wthby mag).

It was the prettiest thing I've ever seen that didn't have tits on it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (fuK7c)

324 Is ginger really that good of a flavor?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (ycWCI)


On a scale from one to ten, ginger is the best flavor.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (t+qrx)

325 Dildos that claim they feel like the real thing. They don't.

Posted by: Jay Vee Obama, Still Deciding Whether Straight or Gay at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (uloIh)

326
I have a small collection of luxury bags now, and I
have definitely repeated styles in a few different colors. Price aside, I
don't think it's any different than having a variety of dresses or tops
and pants. It's a HUGE aside, though, I do get that!






Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:31 PM (0hLBF
=======

You're a collector then. Good on ya.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (13CQC)

327

I retired as a professional mechanic and have a crapload of tools gathered over the years, all of which is name brand premium stuff, nearly every piece has a lifetime warranty.

Scary how much money is in that box and rollcab.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2019 03:39 PM (S/hVx)

328 It is very hard to imagine ridiculously, pointlessly expensive products that would be funnier than what reality has come up with. Some guy commissioned a special vape pen for his girlfriend. It has 200 diamonds on it, and cost $887,000.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2ylwppn

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2019 03:39 PM (ed8K1)

329 I've thought about marketing a sawzall dildo attachment to target the feminist market segment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


We are most interested to discuss similar ideas.

Posted by: Sharia-compliant Gynecologists of Greater Detroit at February 17, 2019 03:39 PM (zCyNd)

330 "professional clothes stainer" sounds like a career I'd have said I wanted, when I was six.

This hasn't changed a bit since then, mind.
Posted by: hogmartin


It was further down on my resume, but it was fun.

Posted by: Wm. J. Clinton at February 17, 2019 03:39 PM (P1f+c)

331 I might be the odd man out here but I can't bring myself to buy a television package.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:39 PM (eAMlh)

332 CD's when they first came out. They were insanely-priced at like $18.99 apiece when vinyl and cassettes were about half that.
Now CD's can be had for pennies--except for expensive box sets of old Dylan or Beatles stuff.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 03:39 PM (NFEMn)

333 I've thought about marketing a sawzall dildo attachment to target the feminist market segment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara



Aka, Sybian.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:40 PM (LDbTO)

334 Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 03:23 PM (3sjI6)

No argument whatsoever from me, other than no, I won't get rid of it in 5 years. I'm not a fad person. I still wear a pair of black jeans I bought in 1984, and I also still wear my sweet sweet Chemin de Feurs (sp?), bought in... I don't even remember, but it was just as long ago, I bet. Both pairs were WAY WAY WAY out of style for years, being high waisted, and narrow legged, but I wore them anyway, because they were flattering in me. (As flattering as a flat assed woman can look in jeans, at least)

I have two bags that are pretty faddish, but I will carry them long after they go out of style. And the Louboutin bagisn't really all that faddish, per se (it's black with a little bit of red and a bit of leopard) but it's quite tacky and I love it.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:40 PM (0hLBF)

335 "professional clothes stainer" sounds like a career I'd have said I wanted, when I was six.
---------------------------------------------------------------

More like 16 with me......

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 03:40 PM (NFEMn)

336 I might be the odd man out here but I can't bring myself to buy a television package.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:39 PM (eAMlh)


Equipment, or subscription?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:40 PM (t+qrx)

337 324 Is ginger really that good of a flavor?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (ycWCI)

On a scale from one to ten, ginger is the best flavor.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (t+qrx)

If we are talking Redheads, then I agree.

If we are talking the root, I am giving you the side eye.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM (ycWCI)

338 I was always shocked at how much the rich husbands in Dallas would shell out for antiques for their wives

Just so they would able to play golf in peace.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM (RZ6R1)

339 Extravagant memory heatsinks w RGB

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM (FhXTo)

340
Equipment, or subscription?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:40 PM (t+qrx)

Subscription

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM (eAMlh)

341 313 263 I have a very good friend who bought a $1000 European coffee machine. It takes a degree in hydraulic engineering to operate the damned thing.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (pg90N)

I don't have a link, but I remember a scene from an early Woody Allen movie from the 1960s that made fun of that very thing.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 03:37 PM (sdi6R)


In fairness, it was his wife's doing. She's earnestly liberal, and much given to all things European. He himself is very sensible.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM (pg90N)

342 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by: Speaker Nancy Pelosi at February 17, 2019 03:42 PM (zCyNd)

343 If we are talking Redheads, then I agree.

If we are talking the root, I am giving you the side eye.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM (ycWCI)


Either. A bit spicy and a little sweet, what's not to like?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:42 PM (t+qrx)

344 I retired as a professional mechanic and have a crapload of tools gathered over the years, all of which is name brand premium stuff, nearly every piece has a lifetime warranty.

Scary how much money is in that box and rollcab.
Posted by: irongrampa


$200 to $300k?
Last Snap On payment due June 2024?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:42 PM (LDbTO)

345 That $2M 300sq ft house on a thread yesterday

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:42 PM (/rm4P)

346 I remember companies selling pre-worn jeans."

Ah, acid washed 80s...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:42 PM (//K3c)

347 I attended a buyer's shoe show in Las Vegas several years ago. The price tags of wholesale as opposed to retail would make you faint. For instance, the $150 pair of shoes were bought for 6-7 $.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:43 PM (aWjrD)

348 "Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?"

The Democrat party

Posted by: American at February 17, 2019 03:43 PM (BfSYp)

349
I have a very good friend who bought a $1000
European coffee machine. It takes a degree in hydraulic engineering to
operate the damned thing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:20 PM (pg90N)



I don't have a link, but I remember a scene from an early Woody Allen movie from the 1960s that made fun of that very thing.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 03:37 PM (sdi6R)

====

I remember an episode of The Sopranos where someone (Paulie?) sends Carmen a 4-figure coffee machine as some sort of atonement and she's frowning at the stupid overpriced overcomplicated thing asking what's wrong with that man.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:43 PM (13CQC)

350 337 324 Is ginger really that good of a flavor?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (ycWCI)

With the proper amount of garlic and schezwan peppercorns,
absolutely

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:43 PM (RZ6R1)

351 322 In Japan you can get underwear with shitstains already on it.
Posted by: disgusting oration at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (vtd+q)


Japan: nuked too much, or not enough?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:43 PM (pg90N)

352 I remember companies selling pre-worn jeans."




Yeah. Goodwill.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (LDbTO)

353 rich husbands in Dallas would shell out for antiques for their wives "

You misspelled "Paolo"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (//K3c)

354 Subscription
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM (eAMlh)


Haven't had one since 2014 or earlier. Don't want one either.

The TV is nice, because I use it as the display for the computer in the living room, but no, you're not the odd one out if you don't have cable or satellite.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (t+qrx)

355 I don't think bottled water is a waste. It's reasonably priced--- 3 24 packs Poland Spring @ $10 bucks around here.
But there are expensive brands that claim to be from this or that exotic place.

Evian water is from the Alps----and damned if it DOESN'T taste like melted snow....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (NFEMn)

356 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:40 PM (0hLBF)

You and my wife would get along.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (Dhht7)

357 323
I probably have enough rifle for the zombie apocalypse, but there was this one time that Cabela's had a left-handed Weatherby.



It cost $1,200 more than I had (it cost $1,200) and I didn't have a
CT gun permit, but goodness it was a left-handed Weatherby. (.300 Wthby
mag).



It was the prettiest thing I've ever seen that didn't have tits on it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (fuK7c)

Wen had a small gun shop not far from where i used to live in GA that had one of those Weatherby rifles in the shop. When I went in there I used to take it down and drool over it mightily. It was the most beautiful gun I have ever held in my hands. But alas, the price was way out of my ballpark.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (mpXpK)

358 345 That $2M 300sq ft house on a thread yesterday
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:42 PM (/rm4P)

The $168 Billion apartment in NYC was pretty insane as well. Seems like you could build a pretty impressive house pretty much anywhere more sane.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (ycWCI)

359 How about potato chips that come individually wrapped for maximum freshness?

Posted by: mr_jack at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (M59SC)

360 at 1:11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLz4bSXcuYY

Muriatic acid and aluminum.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:45 PM (ePWRo)

361 342
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by: Speaker Nancy Pelosi at February 17, 2019 03:42 PM (zCyNd)

+++
We obtained power of attorney and were able to put my 92 year old grandmother into a assisted living home after going before a judge. He asked her 3 questions: One was the date, where she lived, and who was president.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:45 PM (aWjrD)

362 You misspelled "Paolo"
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (//K3c)

LMAO squared

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:46 PM (RZ6R1)

363 I was always shocked at how much the rich husbands in Dallas would shell out for antiques for their wives

Just so they would able to play golf in peace.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM

Simple math. Much cheaper than divorce.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 17, 2019 03:46 PM (Dhht7)

364 It was the prettiest thing I've ever seen that didn't have tits on it.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (fuK7c)

Yeah....we lefties are screwed when it comes to rifles. Most of the really beautiful ones are for those weird people who do stuff with their right hands.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:46 PM (wYseH)

365 How about potato chips that come individually wrapped for maximum freshness?
Posted by: mr_jack at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (M59SC)


That's like the Mitch Hedberg routine - Coke in a glass harmonica, individually-wrapped cashews. Except that was about how hotel minibar food is impossible to replace.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:46 PM (t+qrx)

366 168 Billion apartment in NYC"
Thought Dell's was 100 plus million...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:47 PM (//K3c)

367 I attended a buyer's shoe show in Las Vegas several years ago. The price tags of wholesale as opposed to retail would make you faint. For instance, the $150 pair of shoes were bought for 6-7 $.


Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:43


I used to go to the LA shows with grandma when she had her sportswear shop in Palm Desert. She would double what she paid and add 20%. They were still reasonable priced and you have to cover overhead somehow.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 03:47 PM (9L2du)

368 Have at it...what's the most ridiculous consumer product you can conjure up?

Modern art.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2019 03:47 PM (vP+yw)

369 I attended a buyer's shoe show in Las Vegas several years ago. The price tags of wholesale as opposed to retail would make you faint. For instance, the $150 pair of shoes were bought for 6-7 $.
Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:43 PM


It takes a lot to compensate for the aggravation inherent at the retail level in this market segment.

Posted by: Al Bundy at February 17, 2019 03:47 PM (DMUuz)

370 irongrampa:

I retired as a professional mechanic

I've got a car question.

Where could an Automatic Transmission leak from only when it's running?
Is the pan seal under pressure when running?


Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2019 03:47 PM (FhXTo)

371 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (13CQC)

I don't consider myself a bag collector, but I do have the collector gene for sure. Got my eye on a blush Boy and one of those damned Prada Cahiers. Talk about faddish, but I am ashamed to say I have seen several I really like! They look like old books, and I am smitten.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (0hLBF)

372 318 Dilute HCl is more effective.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:25 PM (pg90N)

And probably cheaper.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (wYseH)


Definitely. People buy CLR (calcium lime rust remover), which is a small amount of dilute HCl, for $5 or $6. You can buy a gallon of concentrated HCl (aka "muriatic acid") for pool use for twice that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (pg90N)

373 Hillary's yoga pants

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (eAMlh)

374 Yeah....we lefties are screwed when it comes to rifles. Most of the really beautiful ones are for those weird people who do stuff with their right hands.


Right? And my 1911 is the most brilliantly ergonomic device ever made for people who use the wrong hand.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (fuK7c)

375 We obtained power of attorney and were able to put my 92 year old grandmother into a assisted living home after going before a judge. He asked her 3 questions: One was the date, where she lived, and who was president.
Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:45 PM (aWjrD)

Pelosi's answers would be: Juneuary 32nd, 2016, San Francisco and George W. Bush.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (tVQUs)

376 Most of the really beautiful ones are for those weird people who do stuff with their right hands."

And put maple syrup on our French toast...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:49 PM (//K3c)

377 366 168 Billion apartment in NYC"
Thought Dell's was 100 plus million...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:47 PM (//K3c)

Ok, I am half asleep. It was $238 Million (which is still a hunk of change.) I also believe it was simply a white box- completely unfurnished and without and sort of interior.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:50 PM (ycWCI)

378 360 cool stuff

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 03:50 PM (/rm4P)

379 359 How about potato chips that come individually wrapped for maximum freshness?
Posted by: mr_jack at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (M59SC)


That *would* slow you down from eating too many of them.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 03:50 PM (sdi6R)

380 A doctor whom you pay to chop off your dick and turn it into a front hole.

Posted by: literally serious at February 17, 2019 03:50 PM (Rw8Ov)

381 Gold-flecked toilet paper (if it hasn't been done already).

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (XKZwp)

382 Yeah....we lefties are screwed when it comes to rifles. Most of the really beautiful ones are for those weird people who do stuff with their right hands.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Even though I am left handed, some things were done right handed growing up just because left handed items were just too cost prohibitive.

Left handed bolt action rifles were one of them. Left handed golf clubs were the same.

So I wound up doing them right handed.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (LDbTO)

383 Where could an Automatic Transmission leak from only when it's running"

Torque converter seal?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (//K3c)

384 Posted by: olddog in mo at February 17, 2019 03:44 PM (Dhht7)

Honestly, bags and perfume are really the only ridiculous things I buy and I am just about set with bags. Perfume is another story entirely, but I am what I am.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (0hLBF)

385 And my 1911 is the most brilliantly ergonomic device ever made for people who use the wrong hand.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (fuK7c)

I think the magazine release is perfect, and the slide release is right under my index finger.

The only thing it needs to be a perfect LH pistol is an ambidextrous safety.

And tits.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (wYseH)

386 Definitely. People buy CLR (calcium lime rust remover), which is a small amount of dilute HCl, for $5 or $6. You can buy a gallon of concentrated HCl (aka "muriatic acid") for pool use for twice that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (pg90N)

I have worked in labs with people who supposedly are trained and I am not real comfortable having them handle either concentrated acids or bases.

Buying the stuff already dilute is not a bad call.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:52 PM (ycWCI)

387 We once paid over $20 for a tube of very ordinary toothpaste. But that was in Monaco, where everything is, ahem, slightly overpriced.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at February 17, 2019 03:52 PM (3MPk1)

388 363 I was always shocked at how much the rich husbands in Dallas would shell out for antiques for their wives

Just so they would able to play golf in peace.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:41 PM

Simple math. Much cheaper than divorce.
Posted by: olddog in mo at February 17, 2019 03:46 PM (Dhht7)

I heard that theory

the only drawback was listening to wives bitch about their husband's girlfriends

Which is still better than listening to a gay client tell me about their sex life

Which they always did before signing the check UGH

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:52 PM (RZ6R1)

389 Deplorable Jay Guevara

When I order water in a restaurant, I ask for Domestic water from [nearby river], run through a filter. Straight up, 55.5M.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 17, 2019 03:52 PM (u82oZ)

390
Pelosi's answers would be: Juneuary 32nd, 2016, San Francisco and George W. Bush.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (tVQUs)
+++LOL
She has had these vacant brain disruptions for a long time. I think all throughout Obama's presidency she would say "President Bush" instead.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:52 PM (aWjrD)

391


Posted by: literally serious at February 17, 2019 03:50 PM (Rw8Ov)

This is so funny and so sad at the same time.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (0hLBF)

392 at 1:11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLz4bSXcuYY

Muriatic acid and aluminum.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 03:45 PM (ePWRo)


Sure. Only an idiot would use concentrated HCl, which is around 10 M. I'm talking about diluting the concentrated stuff 100:1 or so.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (pg90N)

393 381 Gold-flecked toilet paper (if it hasn't been done already).
Posted by: pookysgirl at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (XKZwp)

I could have sworn I have seen this.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (ycWCI)

394 There was an episode of that NV bunny ranch show where a guy was waving a sawzall dildo around and smacked one of the pros in the face with it. Things went downhill after that.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (FhXTo)

395 No flouride? And $17 a pop?

"You tell'em Ferret Face!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (PkIg+)

396 Left handed bolt action rifles were one of them. Left handed golf clubs were the same.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (LDbTO)

I am completely spastic with my right hand, so a LH bolt gun was mandatory. And same thing with golf clubs. It is high comedy to watch me swing a club right handed.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (wYseH)

397 When I order water in a restaurant, I ask for Domestic water from [nearby river], run through a filter. Straight up, 55.5M.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 17, 2019 03:52 PM (u82oZ)


Except in Flint, where it's probably around 55.4 M from all the other crap in it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (pg90N)

398 Left handed bolt action rifles were one of them. Left handed golf clubs were the same.

So I wound up doing them right handed.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (LDbTO)

I'm a southpaw, but the thought of a left-handed bolt action just baffles me. I've always shot righty, although I will sometimes fire lefty for practice. But, yeah I'd look like an idiot trying to work a left-hand bolt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 17, 2019 03:54 PM (jo0+f)

399 375 We obtained power of attorney and were able to put my 92 year old grandmother into a assisted living home after going before a judge. He asked her 3 questions: One was the date, where she lived, and who was president.
Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2019 03:45 PM (aWjrD)

Pelosi's answers would be: Juneuary 32nd, 2016, San Francisco and George W. Bush."

I remember a time when Troy Aikman was playing for Dallas, after a particularly nasty hit on the head, he was on the sidelines asking to go back in. The team doc asked him if he knew what city he was in, and he answered "Henrietta?" (which was where he played high school ball) That was the end of the day for him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 03:54 PM (V2Yro)

400 Deplorable Jay Guevara

My wife hates it when I throw in a number after a decimal point, so normally I round down to 55M.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 17, 2019 03:54 PM (u82oZ)

401 It is high comedy to watch me swing a club right handed."

Me too. And I'm a righty...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 03:54 PM (//K3c)

402 383 Where could an Automatic Transmission leak from only when it's running"


Depends, if it has a cooler, check the cooler lines. They rot out. If not, you're screwed. Just kidding

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 03:54 PM (RZ6R1)

403 Let's be honest, most of us look pretty ridiculous swinging a golf club- even if it is for the right hand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2019 03:54 PM (ycWCI)

404
They look like old books, and I am smitten.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (0hLBF

=====

Someone I knew of modest means had his eye on a used Rollex. I didn't get it. Why? Then somewhere along the way my interests drifted into haute couture and I found those sites for used luxury items, like 1stdibs. There's a Chanel jacket out there, great shape, not that old, $3k, with my name on it. In another universe, I'd be tempted. In this one I'm not touching it, but I understand Rollex guy better.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (13CQC)

405 Yeah....we lefties are screwed when it comes to rifles. Most of the really beautiful ones are for those weird people who do stuff with their right hands.


Right? And my 1911 is the most brilliantly ergonomic device ever made for people who use the wrong hand.
Posted by: Bandersnatch



Which is why I switched to H&K USP.
Because I got tired of the thumb gymnastics required to drop the magazine. Much easier to hit the center mag release.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (LDbTO)

406 I am completely spastic with my right hand, so a LH bolt gun was mandatory. And same thing with golf clubs. It is high comedy to watch me swing a club right handed.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:53 PM (wYseH)


I learned to golf and to shoot right-handed. I use a mouse right-handed also, because originally I only had one computer for my whole research group, and they were all right-handed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (pg90N)

407 100% cashmere blue jeans. They cost as much as a new suit.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (mUa7G)

408 The only thing it needs to be a perfect LH pistol is an ambidextrous safety.

A competent gunsmith can retrofit one pretty economically.

And tits.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM


Speaker Pelosi and AOC do not approve, given the significant possibility of engaging that thing that goes up.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (DMUuz)

409 I have a very good friend who bought a $1000 European coffee machine.

A very good friend of mine bought not one but two $6000 coffee machines. (!!?!?!) One for decaf.

Of course, he got them on sale, so he would have been a fool not to get them.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (f6lTY)

410 In Japan you can get underwear with shitstains already on it.
Posted by: disgusting oration at February 17, 2019 03:38 PM (vtd+q)

Those crazy Japs, that atom bomb thing really screwed them up but good.

Godzilla weeps.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (Z+IKu)

411 307
Virtually any garment that says "Dry Clean Only" I pass on. Makes clothes-shopping that much more efficient.

I mean, this is supposed to be something that absorbs sweat, takes the occasional splash of hot coffee, snot, baby saliva, comes into contact with bus benches and the like so my bare legs don't have to, in some cases virtually brushes the ground, and I can't subject it to soap and water?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:36 PM (13CQC)
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Preach it!

Sure, dry-clean-only is fine for things you rarely wear and even then only in controlled environments. But for everyday wear? Hah!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 03:56 PM (Rxduq)

412 381 Gold-flecked toilet paper (if it hasn't been done already).
Posted by: pookysgirl at February 17, 2019 03:51 PM (XKZwp)


Well, it's not gold-flecked, but it does cost about 50 bucks for a pack of three rolls:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2qoqrtr

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2019 03:56 PM (ed8K1)

413 My wife hates it when I throw in a number after a decimal point, so normally I round down to 55M.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 17, 2019 03:54 PM (u82oZ)


I bet you habitually begin all decimals less than 1 with a "0," right?

I know I do. I don't write .5 M, but rather 0.5 M, and I bet you do the same.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:57 PM (pg90N)

414 394 There was an episode of that NV bunny ranch show where a guy was waving a sawzall dildo around and smacked one of the pros in the face with it. Things went downhill after that."

and it just goes to show, anything we can think of, no matter how depraved, is already on video somewhere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 03:57 PM (V2Yro)

415 Sure, dry-clean-only is fine for things you rarely wear and even then only in controlled environments. But for everyday wear? Hah!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 03:56 PM (Rxduq)


Must be Mitch Hedberg day.

"This shirt is dry-clean only. That means it's dirty."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (t+qrx)

416 407 100% cashmere blue jeans. They cost as much as a new suit.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (mUa7G)

Commando is mandatory when wearing these.

Posted by: literally serious at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (Rw8Ov)

417 A very good friend of mine bought not one but two $6000 coffee machines. (!!?!?!) One for decaf.

Of course, he got them on sale, so he would have been a fool not to get them.
Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (f6lTY)


On sale? Think of all the money he saved!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (pg90N)

418 So people in NY, CA, Ill, etc.. are upset because they cannot deduct their high state income taxes on their Federal return. Don't worry the money that you paid will help the illegal immigrant children, help pay for abortions, and solar powered low speed trains ...... LOSERS .....

Posted by: El Cid Flyboy at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (qM84C)

419 Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (DMUuz)

Oh yes! I had that done about five seconds after I bought my 1911.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (wYseH)

420 we lefties are screwed when it comes to rifles. Most of the really beautiful ones are for those weird people who do stuff with their right hands.

I shoot them left-handed and honestly wouldn't know how to use a left-handed gun.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (jOEDM)

421 Environmental menace dressed up as an environmental savior are to me, a classic virtue signal.

Teslas are fun, and the Chevy Bolt is quite nice. The rest of 'em mostly meh. They make no more or less economic sense than, say, an BMW 550i. But they get you into the carpool lane out here solo-occupant, which

But hey, just about the cheapest dude I know drives around in an used Nissan Leaf.

Posted by: JEM at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (8erNz)

422 Nood. Food thread up.

Posted by: HH at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (mIJBI)

423 I shoot them left-handed and honestly wouldn't know how to use a left-handed gun.
Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 03:58 PM (jOEDM)


Same here.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (pg90N)

424 Sure, dry-clean-only is fine for things you rarely wear and even then only in controlled environments. But for everyday wear? Hah!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille


Welcome to the wonderful world or men's suits.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (LDbTO)

425 I bet you habitually begin all decimals less than 1 with a "0," right?

I know I do. I don't write .5 M, but rather 0.5 M, and I bet you do the same.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:57 PM


And do you put slashes through the zeros?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (DMUuz)

426 Nood. Food thread up.
Posted by: HH at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (mIJBI)


Impossible. CBD is right here in this thread. We'd have seen him post it.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:00 PM (t+qrx)

427 I understand that some people are very brand conscious. For myself, only original Adibas, no knock-offs.

Posted by: Miklos, at a "trunk sale" at February 17, 2019 04:00 PM (zCyNd)

428 @ 402 Transmission leaks?


There's multiple places, cooler lines, pan itself, (usually gasket), porous case, accumulator seals--your best course is to take it to a pro and have him diagnose it.
This will let you know what and how much the fix should be.

Frequently the fix IS simple.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2019 04:02 PM (S/hVx)

429 And do you put slashes through the zeros?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (DMUuz)


Only in the context of computer stuff, and other places where 0 might be mistaken for O, and vice versa.

I do put a slash through my sevens, though. It avoids confusion - especially of Europeans - between 1 and 7.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:02 PM (pg90N)

430 372---Definitely. People buy CLR (calcium lime rust remover), which is a small amount of dilute HCl, for $5 or $6. You can buy a gallon of concentrated HCl (aka "muriatic acid") for pool use for twice that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 03:48 PM (pg90N)
------------------------------------------------
I'm tempted to try that pool stuff mainly because my chemist son insinuates that stoopid mama should stick to the CLR.
How would you dilute it for running through the coffee-maker? One to one with water?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (Rxduq)

431 418 So people in NY, CA, Ill, etc.. are upset because they cannot deduct their high state income taxes on their Federal return. Don't worry the money that you paid will help the illegal immigrant children, help pay for abortions, and solar powered low speed trains ...... LOSERS .....

I lost all faith in the voter base of California with the passage of the stem-cell bond almost two decades ago.

We have >30% of the nation's illegals and >30% of the nation's welfare cases (correlation does not infer causation, but that's the way to bet at least in this case) and damn near the worst roads in the country (also a reasonable inference when you consider how much money is going to welfare and schooling illegals' kids), yet the voters will chip in for garbage like the Brown Streak.

They'll vote for Prop 47 and wonder why they can't keep windows in their car any longer.

It's absurd. And yet a lot of these voters actually seem sane if you meet them somewhere.

Posted by: JEM at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (8erNz)

432 For myself, only original Adibas, no knock-offs.

Posted by: Miklos, at a "trunk sale" at February 17, 2019 04:00 PM (zCyNd)


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (wYseH)

433 Hate to be a naysayer here, but stating one's opposition to and disgust with other demographics' consumer and lifestyle choices it itself a form of tribal-affirmation and reverse virtue-signalling.

They say, "Look at those dumb rednecks and their obsession with the details of guns and muscle cars! Such low-class Nazis!"

And we say, "Look at those effete metrosexual soicialists and their obsession with $17 toothpaste and shade-grown fair-trade goji berry colon cleanses! Such useless NPCs!"

They think our cultural preferences are despicable. We think their cultural preferences are despicable.

But in truth neither side gives one hoot about the other side's disapproval. So when we disapprove of them (and they of us), the act of disapproving does nothing to suppress their cultural preferences.

So, then, why does everybody poo-poo the other side's culture? As a form of tribal affirmation for our side.

We distinguish ourselves from them by distancing ourselves from their culture.

Frankly, as far as I'm concerned, I'm GLAD they waste their money on $17 toothpastes and $8 cups of coffee and all the rest. Better that they waste their money on slavish trend-following stupidity than spend that same money usefully funding their own political objectives. I say we should ENCOURAGE their idiotic overpriced consumer choices.

Posted by: zombie at February 17, 2019 04:05 PM (c+2jX)

434 I do put a slash through my sevens, though. It avoids confusion - especially of Europeans - between 1 and 7.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:02 PM (pg90N)


I put slashes through all my numerals and letters, just so there's no ambiguity.

Oh, I once heard someone speak 'five' as 'fiver' over the radio. That was special. Good thing I wasn't driving.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:05 PM (t+qrx)

435 it itself = is itself

Posted by: zombie at February 17, 2019 04:05 PM (c+2jX)

436 The water from the Great Dismal Swamp area tastes like swamp water so I get bottled water.

It is also hard water so year vinegar for the coffee pot and a dishwasher cycle of vinegar once a month at least.

Strangely I found tap water in NJ to be pretty good but then we got our water from the Delaware Water Gap which at the time was a very pretty area.

Not been to the DWG in two decades so it could all be different now.

Posted by: Big V at February 17, 2019 04:06 PM (sN665)

437 They think our cultural preferences are despicable. We think their cultural preferences are despicable.
Posted by: zombie at February 17, 2019 04:05 PM (c+2jX)


Yes, but you're missing the point: we're right about them, and they're wrong about us. QED.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 04:06 PM (t+qrx)

438 I'm tempted to try that pool stuff mainly because my chemist son insinuates that stoopid mama should stick to the CLR.
How would you dilute it for running through the coffee-maker? One to one with water?


Probably more than that, while wearing long rubber gloves and especially goggles.

It's also used for etching mortar off the face of brick, particularly if you want an aged brick look. Significant skin contact involves thirty seconds or so of modest discomfort followed by "F*CKMEF*CKMEF*CKME"

Posted by: JEM at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (8erNz)

439 How would you dilute it for running through the coffee-maker? One to one with water?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (Rxduq)


Good God, no. I'd dilute about 100:1 with water. And do so outside. HCl fumes are unpleasant, and will cause anything made of iron/steel pretty much instantly to corrode.

I just eyeballed my wife's measuring cups. I'd put about one-quarter of a cup of concentrated HCl in a quart of water. Again, doing so outside.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (pg90N)

440 The End of Civilization?


Hoards of barbarians surging over the border while half the politicians (and all the press) insist that it is nothing to be concerned with while making citizens pay taxes to support the free-loaders.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (1g7ch)

441 How would you dilute it for running through the coffee-maker? One to one with water?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (Rxduq)

Start at 50 to one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (wYseH)

442 How would you dilute it for running through the coffee-maker? One to one with water?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (Rxduq)


I'd gun for about 1% solution. You can always run more through, if necessary.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:09 PM (pg90N)

443 Start at 50 to one.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (wYseH)


Yep, right around is a good point.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:09 PM (pg90N)

444 I just eyeballed my wife's measuring cups. I'd put about one-quarter of a cup of concentrated HCl in a quart of water. Again, doing so outside.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM (pg90N)


Maybe even one-eighth of a cup, now that I look at it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:10 PM (pg90N)

445 right around there

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:11 PM (pg90N)

446 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:03 PM (Rxduq)

And wear gloves and long sleeves when you make the solution.


And glasses!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 04:11 PM (wYseH)

447 Damn! The boy is right --- as usual!!! *sigh*

Mama has more money than brains (in this area) and will stick to CLR!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (Rxduq)

448 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 03:55 PM (13CQC)

My only concern with used bags is authenticity. Chanel bags especially are still so insanely priced used that I am nervous about even going there. I made money selling one of my classic flaps to a friend of a friend, and I'd buy from someone I knew, but just really nervous about going through even the established sites like The RealReal and such.

Chanel are actually trying to stop resell on their products, which I think is interesting, as far as the legality of it.
If I were really a serious bag person (meaning I wanted a whole bunch), I'd consider going with fakes for big houses like Chanel, LV and Hermes. I normally don't like that sort of thing on general principal, but they go to such extreme measures to make sure the peasants can't afford their stuff that I wouldn't hesitate. Especially Hermes, good lord.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (0hLBF)

449 And afterwards, be sure to run a generous amount of pure water through. Several quarts, at least.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (pg90N)

450 433---Posted by: zombie at February 17, 2019 04:05 PM (c+2jX)
--------------------------
Some good points there.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:14 PM (Rxduq)

451 Good God, no. I'd dilute about 100:1 with water. And do so outside. HCl fumes are unpleasant, and will cause anything made of iron/steel pretty much instantly to corrode.

I just eyeballed my wife's measuring cups. I'd put about one-quarter of a cup of concentrated HCl in a quart of water. Again, doing so outside.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:07 PM


And pour the concentrated acid into the water, NOT the water into the acid!

While unlikely in this case, acid and water can react in a vigorous exothermic (heat-releasing) reaction, sometimes boiling the liquid. If you add acid to water, the water is unlikely to splash up, but even if it did, it's less likely to hurt you than if you add water to acid. When water is added to acid, the water boils and the acid may splatter and splash!

An easy way to remember the rule is "Add the Acid".

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (DMUuz)

452 Mama has more money than brains (in this area) and will stick to CLR!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (Rxduq)


Fair enough. As I mentioned to CBD, as a chemist I forget that dealing with things like this does not come as second nature to most people. I don't worry about things such as HCl; I'm much more circumspect in dealing with concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids, which can be very dangerous indeed.

Most people will never have access to nitric acid, but pretty concentrated sulfuric acid is available at Home Depot for clearing drains. It's not the stuff with specific gravity of 1.89, which is truly nasty, but it's still pretty concentrated, and you need to have your wits about you in using it. For example, don't lean over the drain after pouring it in.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:17 PM (pg90N)

453

Champagne and truffle flavored edible tampons.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at February 17, 2019 04:17 PM (oURr6)

454 Ain't capitalism awesome?


I mean, putting 17 cents worth of organic flavors in 10 cents worth of paste, sticking it into $1.70 worth of fancy packaging and selling it for $17? Good for them! Good for the people that sell freaking designer boots for dogs, or fancy CNC milled titanium/anodized grips for your 1911.


Because if you made a list of 20 stupid items, each moron here would probably pick something as being somewhat sane if not actually owning it. We laugh at all the crazy stuff so we can indulge in our own guilty pleasure.


Hell, I needed to get some deodorant the other day, and refused to buy Old Spice (Proctor Gamble) ever again. I became severely allergic to most antiperspirant aluminum content. Finding plain-old deodorant can be problematic, and eliminating my number one brand sucks. So I'm at the market, can't go to the drug store, and there's nothing but Old Spice. And wait - what's this? Some fancy-ass organic brand deodorant/antiperspirant with totally natural ingredients in strange scents like beachwood-juniper. $8.00? Are you fucking kidding me? But, I was in a hurry and bought it.


You know what? It's kinda good? I mean, it's not as smooth as the stuff with glycerin in it, sorta powdery feeling going on - but it actually works, maybe better than anything I've ever used! I don't think it will last as long (as far as uses per unit) but I think I'd buy it again! What's $8.00 over 3 months compared to $2.00 over the same time?


So, if somebody wants to forego the benefits of fluoride (I'm sure their dentist will notice) for mango/coconut or jambalaya flavored toothpaste at $17 a tube, go for it. God Bless America.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2019 04:17 PM (sLicW)

455 *sigh*

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 04:18 PM (Rxduq)

456
Sure, dry-clean-only is fine for things you rarely
wear and even then only in controlled environments. But for everyday
wear? Hah!



Posted by: Margarita DeVille





Welcome to the wonderful world or men's suits.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 03:59 PM (LDbTO
======

FINALLY, something in fashion where the men come out losers.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 04:18 PM (13CQC)

457 An easy way to remember the rule is "Add the Acid".
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (DMUuz)


HCl isn't really a problem, but it's still practice.

The problem comes with concentrated sulfuric acid, because it's much denser than water (1.89 times as dense), and its dilution is extremely exothermic.

I used to teach my students to always pour the more dense liquid into the less dense.*

*Because otherwise you get a layer of the less dense on top of the more dense, and if the dilution is highly exothermic, the less dense liquid can be raised to the boiling point and spew out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:20 PM (pg90N)

458
nervous about going through even the established sites like The RealReal and such.

Chanel are actually trying to stop resell on their products, which I think is interesting, as far as the legality of it.
If
I were really a serious bag person (meaning I wanted a whole bunch),
I'd consider going with fakes for big houses like Chanel, LV and Hermes.
I normally don't like that sort of thing on general principal, but they
go to such extreme measures to make sure the peasants can't afford
their stuff that I wouldn't hesitate. Especially Hermes, good lord.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 04:12 PM (0hLBF)

======
Interesting about Chanel. Is it because a proliferation of fake lower-quality used items is tarnishing their brand?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (13CQC)

459 An easy way to remember the rule is "Add the Acid".

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:15 PM (DMUuz)



Duly noted and observed...

Posted by: Wavy Gravy at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (sLicW)

460 The "All New Toyota Supra"

Designed, built and rebadged BMW.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2019 04:25 PM (GwY6O)

461 I used to teach my students to always pour the more dense liquid into the less dense.

It's funny because I just realized I even do this subconsciously in preparing cocktails.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:25 PM (pg90N)

462 The problem comes with concentrated sulfuric acid, because it's much denser than water (1.89 times as dense), and its dilution is extremely exothermic.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:20 PM


No love for HF?

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (DMUuz)

463 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 04:22 PM (13CQC)

I honestly don't know, but my guess is that they just don't want an undesirables carrying their bags, and figure if you have to buy used to afford it, they don't consider you worthy.
Having said that, Chanel ARE very conscious of their quality; you never see even things like their makeup or perfumes on the grey market for instance. If you do, you can bet it's fake.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 04:29 PM (0hLBF)

464 It's funny because I just realized I even do this subconsciously in preparing cocktails.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:25 PM


Unless you're doing one of those color layers cocktails, right?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:30 PM (DMUuz)

465 These acids are a learning event for me.

The YouToob was an observation not a commentary.
iirc Old time gunsmiths would put metal shavings in hcl to create a rust color that they would use in stock finishes.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 04:31 PM (ePWRo)

466 Having said that, Chanel ARE very conscious of their quality; you never see even things like their makeup or perfumes on the grey market for instance. If you do, you can bet it's fake.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 04:29 PM


Why is there no love for Chanels #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, or especially No. 9? The last seems like a sure marketing win!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:32 PM (DMUuz)

467 uh oh

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2019 04:33 PM (GwY6O)

468 Pay to win video games.
You can spend a year killing rabbits in the forest to earn enough points to buy the special sword you need to beat level 2, or you can click here to buy it for only $100!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2019 04:36 PM (dNzKv)

469 Somebody pays SE Cupp for her talents.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2019 04:37 PM (dNzKv)

470 No love for HF?

;-)
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:28 PM (DMUuz)


I've used HF. If you want to see incredibly clean glassware, you need to see glassware after a dilute HF rinse. HF will actually float off the fiducial marks on, e.g., graduated cylinders. It's amazing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:37 PM (pg90N)

471 Unless you're doing one of those color layers cocktails, right?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 04:30 PM (DMUuz)


I don't make those, but they perfectly illustrate the problem of the wrong sequence of addition.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:38 PM (pg90N)

472 I literally live next door to one of those places you can do/get whatever for Pokemon Go.

Anytime, day or night adults drive up to play this stupid game.

Wth has happened in your life to bring you to this?

Adults are doing this.

If you do this, just stop.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2019 04:39 PM (GwY6O)

473 I literally live next door to one of those places you can do/get whatever for Pokemon Go.

Anytime, day or night adults drive up to play this stupid game.


Kinda like hunting over bait, isn't it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:40 PM (pg90N)

474 Kinda like hunting over bait, isn't it?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 04:40 PM (pg90N)


It's pathetic. We had the cops out here one night for probably the stupidest driver in the history of stupid. I told the cop about the Pokemon visitors hoping he would ride by and run them off from time to time.

Nope. It seems the police station and the courthouse are also Pokes. People drive up and park at the police station to play this stupid game.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2019 04:45 PM (GwY6O)

Iran's Future? Pretty Grim, If These Kids Are Anything Close To Typical

Forty years of insane, all-encompassing indoctrination into a particularly virulent strain of Islam, coupled with the seemingly natural predilection of Muslims for Jew-hate, and you get a twisted and deeply damaged society.


Imagine a Persia left to its own rather impressive qualities without the malign influence of Shia Islam, or for that matter any fundamentalist strain. They did well under the Shah (don't believe the media's twisting of the truth) who, for all of his flaws tried to modernize Iran. That the Shia mullahs saw modernization as an existential threat to their power speaks volumes about their motives.

So now the primary focus of Iran is its pursuit of nuclear weapons and support for terrorism across the world, with the ultimate goal the destruction of Israel (Little Satan) and America (Great Satan).

HRCWNBPOTUS is particularly pleasing in this light, since an Iran unconstrained by President Trump's reversal of the Iran Deal is a disturbing thing.

Posted by: CBD at 12:15 PM




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1 But the head mullah said that "Death to America" means death to OrangeMan, the 'Stach, and other leaders, not the American People!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 12:15 PM (DMUuz)

2 Iran could be a great country. Maybe not as great as it was when their leader was 12' tall, and had trained rhinos and such in his army, but still great.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:16 PM (T6t7i)

3 1
But the head mullah said that "Death to America" means death to
OrangeMan, the 'Stach, and other leaders, not the American People!


If so, did he happen to mention why they were chanting "Death to America" in 1979? No, no he did not.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:18 PM (T6t7i)

4 Did the Rapture happen while I was sleeping? If so, I appear to have been left behind. Bummer.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:19 PM (T6t7i)

5 Imagine a Persia "... as a sea of glass - fused sands, stretching to the horizon...

Well, a guy can dream, right?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 12:20 PM (jGgVe)

6 Did the Rapture happen while I was sleeping? If so, I appear to have been left behind. Bummer.

Think of all the cool stuff in the empty houses ...

Posted by: Adriane the Thesaurus Critic ... at February 17, 2019 12:20 PM (LPnfS)

7 Top ten?

Posted by: Scont at February 17, 2019 12:20 PM (l+iSa)

8 Lovely people.....

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2019 12:21 PM (cxHbL)

9 The only good thing about Iran's Islamic Revolution is that there were Iranian Communists who initially supported it, then were rounded up and executed.

Cue Nelson Muntz.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:21 PM (sdi6R)

10 Top ten?"

Ten, eleven... whatever it takes.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 12:21 PM (jGgVe)

11
But the head mullah said that "Death to America" means death to OrangeMan, the 'Stach, and other leaders, not the American People!
Posted by: Duncanthrax


What does "death to England" mean?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:22 PM (aKsyK)

12 Such cute kids!

Death to America!

Prolly be part of the Dem 2020 platform.

Posted by: HA at February 17, 2019 12:22 PM (MAstk)

13 Puppets are evil, I don't care where you are.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 12:22 PM (dSQwl)

14 Did the Rapture happen while I was sleeping? If so, I appear to have been left behind. Bummer.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:19 PM (T6t7i)

Think of all the cool stuff in the empty houses ...
Posted by: Adriane the Thesaurus Critic ... at February 17, 2019 12:20 PM (LPnfS)


Tip: make sure it's the actual rapture first.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 12:22 PM (t+qrx)

15 Scissor me, Xerxes!

Posted by: Mr./Ms. Garrison at February 17, 2019 12:23 PM (NWiLs)

16
Jimmuh! Your good works continue to endure.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 17, 2019 12:23 PM (kEb8E)

17
The only good thing about Iran's Islamic Revolution is that there were Iranian Communists who initially supported it, then were rounded up and executed.

That's a historical footnote of the type that good little communists tend to ignore until it's too late.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 12:23 PM (jYje5)

18 Islam in all it's forms is a religion of evil, founded by Satan. You will never convince me otherwise.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 12:24 PM (2sCft)

19

Heather Nauert, President Donald Trump's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from consideration on Saturday amid concerns about her qualifications for the high-profile post.

Nauert, a former Fox News host who now serves as the State Department's spokesperson, cited the strain on her family in announcing her decision.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:24 PM (aKsyK)

20 Nice to see the kids in Dearborn all dressed up for the cold.

They seem nice.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 12:25 PM (Z+IKu)

21 I was hopeful for their most recent uprising, but in a Totalitarian Regime, it was just crossed-fingers and wishes in the wind.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:26 PM (Ckg4U)

22 I suspect that any kids at a staged march that get on state TV are definitely NOT typical.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 12:27 PM (dSQwl)

23 17
The only good thing about Iran's Islamic Revolution is that there were Iranian Communists who initially supported it, then were rounded up and executed.

That's a historical footnote of the type that good little communists tend to ignore until it's too late.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 12:23 PM (jYje5)


1. Death to the Shah! Yeah! Right on!

2. Wut? Death to me?

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:29 PM (sdi6R)

24 Islam is nearly, in every sense imaginable, the Coming of The Antichrist.

Muslims Yearning to be Free is one thing. Islam is quite another.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:30 PM (Ckg4U)

25 The importance of commas.

https://bit.ly/2BDLgAu

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 12:30 PM (+y/Ru)

26 Heather Nauert, President Donald Trump's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from consideration on Saturday amid concerns about her qualifications for the high-profile post.

Nauert, a former Fox News host who now serves as the State Department's spokesperson, cited the strain on her family in announcing her decision.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:24 PM (aKsyK)


Yeah, no offense gals, but let's have a man in that job. And real adult man, not some squishy Republican politician.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:30 PM (cY3LT)

27
I suspect that any kids at a staged march that get on state TV are definitely NOT typical.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam


See also: David Hogg

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 12:30 PM (LsBY9)

28 IRAN best pissed stache ios ever....KIDS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN DEMENTALS.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 12:32 PM (5IHGB)

29 I got a great idea ... let's bring Democracy to the Middle East.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 12:32 PM (MbZQy)

30 The future of Iran is inbreeding. Cue the Banjo.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 12:33 PM (RuIsu)

31 Speaking of Iran did you see the link I posted from American Thinker this morning on a American American woman who defected to Iran in 2013? And a enlisted but prized military specialist.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 12:33 PM (/rm4P)

32 But the head mullah said that "Death to America" means death to OrangeMan, the 'Stach, and other leaders, not the American People!

In English, right? The language in which they're expected to lie?

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2019 12:35 PM (ctmQL)

33 Thanks again Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: deepred at February 17, 2019 12:35 PM (AfBox)

34 19




Heather Nauert, President Donald Trump's pick to be the U.S.
ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from consideration
on Saturday amid concerns about her qualifications for the high-profile
post.



Nauert, a former Fox News host who now serves as the State
Department's spokesperson, cited the strain on her family in announcing
her decision.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:24 PM (aKsyK)

From the EMT

Her problem is she had, in the past, employed an alien nanny/housekeeper without a legal work visa.



That's why she withdrew. Multiple sites reporting this.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 06:49 AM (Z4rgH)

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (mpXpK)

35 This guys twitter account makes a pretty strong case that these kids are not typical of what's going on in Iran. He also does some excellent reporting on Iran's attempt to influence through media infiltration much like Khashoggi.

Heshmat Alavi

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (/tuJf)

36 I can't see Twitter videos. Is there a YouTube link?

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (sdi6R)

37 Watched the video, you get the same response from Palestinian kids, the common denominator is the 7th Century Death cult.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (/rm4P)

38 Yeah, no offense gals, but let's have a man in that job. And real adult man, not some squishy Republican politician.

Posted by: BurtTC



Yeah, wouldn't want to risk having a weak sister like Jeanne Kirkpatrick or Niki Haley. That was a particularly dumb statement.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (T6t7i)

39 Pat Fucking Caddell - RIP

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 12:38 PM (p3QcF)

40 35
This guys twitter account makes a pretty strong case that these kids are not typical of what's going on in Iran.


From everything I've read, the younger generations in Iran have had more than enough of the mullahs. Guns are the only thing keeping them in power now.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:39 PM (T6t7i)

41 That's why she withdrew. Multiple sites reporting this.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 06:49 AM (Z4rgH)
Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (mpXpK)


Too bad she withdrew.
Trolling the demcong during hearings would be fun...

Q: Didn't you have an illegal alien nanny?
A: Isn't the official Demcong position to tear down US borders and flood the country with illegal aliens?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 17, 2019 12:40 PM (1g7ch)

42 38 Yeah, wouldn't want to risk having a weak sister like Jeanne Kirkpatrick or Niki Haley. That was a particularly dumb statement.


Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (T6t7i)

I have never seen Nikki Haley as a weak sister. The was tearing muzzies a new asshole the whole time she was in the UN.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 12:40 PM (mpXpK)

43
I have never seen Nikki Haley as a weak sister. The was tearing muzzies a new asshole the whole time she was in the UN.


Posted by: Vic


Agreed. I didn't think I needed a sarcasm disclaimer, but it seems I was wrong.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (T6t7i)

44 The Anti Christ already walked this Earth and died in 632. All this is just the slow build up until all he'll breaks loose.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (/fJWB)

45 I shoulda ate that peanut farmer when I had the chance.

Posted by: The Killer Wabbit of Plains at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (Tyii7)

46 I see ... even from here in South America ... that Vox is pimping an article about the rise of Fascism from, of all people, Madeleine Albright.

Dumb ass ... Nationalism is the notion that Nation States should conduct their policy for the benefit of their own Citizens. Socialism is the idea that there are no Citizens - only those who benefit the State.

National Socialism is that marriage of the idea that everyone prop up their own Nation State, which in turn goes out and devours all the inferior Nation States, so that their own serfs can have more material with which to benefit the State.

We need a new term ... Globalist Socialists. Because Mads is just pissed at the notion of Serfs slaving away for a Nation, instead of the World.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (MbZQy)

47 "I can't see Twitter videos. Is there a YouTube link?"
-Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:37 PM (sdi6R)

I couldn't find one that matched.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:42 PM (Ckg4U)

48 He'll= hell

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 17, 2019 12:42 PM (/fJWB)

49 But the head mullah said that "Death to America" means death to
OrangeMan, the 'Stach, and other leaders, not the American People!

If so, did he happen to mention why they were chanting "Death to America" in 1979? No, no he did not.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:18 PM (T6t7i)

Yeah, well we can see into the future.--Iranian mullahs.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 12:42 PM (3sjI6)

50 Tip: make sure it's the actual rapture first.
Posted by: hogmartin


Tru dat!

If there's a bunch of ashes floating around, you're just in an Avenger movie ...

Posted by: Adriane the Thesaurus Critic ... at February 17, 2019 12:42 PM (LPnfS)

51 I just got tourism ads for my own town on the Main Page. Good signs for both the blog and the city's nonexistent sense of civic pride.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 12:43 PM (tVQUs)

52 Yeah, well we can see into the future.--Iranian mullahs.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male


Does it involve you, meat hooks, and lampposts?

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:43 PM (T6t7i)

53 40
From everything I've read, the younger generations in Iran have had more than enough of the mullahs. Guns are the only thing keeping them in power now.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:39 PM (T6t7i)


They were ripe for rebellion during Obama's presidency, and we know whose side he was on. He sat by and let the Iranian government snuff it out.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:44 PM (sdi6R)

54 Does it involve you, meat hooks, and lampposts?


Posted by: pep


You refers to the mullahs, not AWM. Just to be clear.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:44 PM (T6t7i)

55 Dumb ass ... Nationalism is the notion that Nation States should conduct their policy for the benefit of their own Citizens. Socialism is the idea that there are no Citizens - only those who benefit the State.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (MbZQy)

Their view of nations is the same as their view of corporations. The corporation is not there to benefit the stockholders, it's there to virtue signal and believe in unicorns and pixie dust.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 12:45 PM (3sjI6)

56 ...meat hooks, and lampposts?
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:43 PM (T6t7i)


These are a few of my favorite things.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 12:45 PM (t+qrx)

57 "These are a few of my favorite things."
-Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 12:45 PM (t+qrx)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:48 PM (Ckg4U)

58 >> Vox is pimping an article about the rise of Fascism from, of all people, Madeleine Albright.


WHo the hell cares what that dried up old scrunt has to say about anything?

She has to be one of the dumbest bints on the planet.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 12:48 PM (p3QcF)

59 Their view of nations is the same as their view of
corporations. The corporation is not there to benefit the stockholders,
it's there to virtue signal and believe in unicorns and pixie dust.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 17, 2019 12:45 PM (3sjI6)


You know - that's a damn good analogy.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 12:49 PM (MbZQy)

60 Death to America!

Prolly be part of the Dem 2020 platform.
Posted by: HA at February 17, 2019 12:22 PM (MAstk)

---

It has been, since 2008.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 17, 2019 12:49 PM (t5m5e)

61 I would hope secularism would slowly over take Iran but history shows Islam is a strong ruler and has yet to lose ground on its own. It can modify somewhat if the right ruler can take over.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 12:50 PM (/rm4P)

62 The future of Iran is inbreeding. Cue the Banjo.
Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 12:33 PM (RuIsu)


"NO!

**Throws down banjo**

YOU are ruining the birth of our child!"

Posted by: some random comment at February 17, 2019 12:50 PM (mUa7G)

63 I would hope secularism would slowly over take Iran but history shows
Islam is a strong ruler and has yet to lose ground on its own.


How about if we give it a little push?

Posted by: Ferdinand and Isabella at February 17, 2019 12:52 PM (T6t7i)

64 Iran: Please feel free to drop as much fissile matter on Washington D.C. that you can possibly muster.

Wash, Rinse, Repeat until the scourge in DC is gone.

That is, if you really want to get rid of the true Great Satan.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 12:52 PM (lD3vL)

65 Nikki Haley is a weak sister.

Jeanne Kirkpatrick = orange
Nikki Haley = apple-with worms in it


So that was a particularly dumb statement.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 12:53 PM (LL1Be)

66 In Islam, you either have your boot on their neck, or they have their boot on your neck.
There is no "coexist".

Posted by: navybrat hates disco music at February 17, 2019 12:53 PM (w7KSn)

67 Meat Hooks and Lampposts and large helicopters
Drawing and quartering, Head-on-Pike toppers
Those are this things that the Socialists bring
They will find out if I am voted King

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:53 PM (Ckg4U)

68 Death to America!

Prolly be part of the Dem 2020 platform.
Posted by: HA at February 17, 2019 12:22 PM (MAstk)

Louis Farrakhan has already chanted it very publicly before, I wouldn't be surprised if it makes it to the 2020 convention in some form.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2019 12:54 PM (tVQUs)

69
I would hope secularism would slowly over take Iran but history shows
Islam is a strong ruler and has yet to lose ground on its own. It can
modify somewhat if the right ruler can take over.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 12:50 PM (/rm4P)


Nowhere in the Middle East can self rule without picking a fight with the West about five minutes later. Give 'em a strong dictator, with Western Sympathies, and they can at least flourish as much as they can.

"W", and everyone else of his ilk, are fucking fools. Giving them Democracy is about like giving a drunk a fifth, or a pyro a pack of matches.

And if we, as a nation, just can't stand the idea of supporting a Pro-Western Dictator over there - we need to stay the Hell out.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 12:54 PM (MbZQy)

70 50 Tip: make sure it's the actual rapture first.
Posted by: hogmartin

Tru dat!

If there's a bunch of ashes floating around, you're just in an Avenger movie ...
Posted by: Adriane the Thesaurus Critic ... at February 17, 2019 12:42 PM (LPnfS)

I don't feel so good...

Posted by: Peter Parker at February 17, 2019 12:54 PM (NWiLs)

71 Unless you are into the destruction of historic symbols as part of erasing the history of a state.

In that case, Nimrata is your girl.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 12:55 PM (LL1Be)

72
I don't feel so good...

Posted by: Peter Parker

Not seeing a down side here.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:56 PM (T6t7i)

73 When -- and I do mean when -- the mullahs get nukes we'll find out if the logic of deterrence works in the Middle East. There's a certain dynamic in Iran: the people hate the mullahs but love their country. If the mullahs can pull of producing a working nuke it will raise their prestige because it will raise Iran's prestige. But then, of course, Israel and Saudi have to decide what happens next. Interesting times in the Chinese sense: you're soaking in them.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 12:57 PM (1FhAQ)

74 Meat Hooks and Lampposts and large helicopters
Drawing and quartering, Head-on-Pike toppers
Those are this things that the Socialists bring
They will find out if I am voted King
Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:53 PM (Ckg4U)


Nice.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 17, 2019 12:58 PM (aS1PU)

75 67 Meat Hooks and Lampposts and large helicopters
Drawing and quartering, Head-on-Pike toppers
Those are this things that the Socialists bring
They will find out if I am voted King
Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:53 PM (Ckg4U)


Oh, nice. I was trying to think of something, but I am no lyricist.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:58 PM (sdi6R)

76 Yeah, no offense gals, but let's have a man in that job. And real adult man, not some squishy Republican politician.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:30 PM (cY3LT)
---
Jean Kirkpatrick was more man than any of you could ever hope to be!

Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)

77 "We need a new term ... Globalist Socialists. Because Mads is just pissed
at the notion of Serfs slaving away for a Nation, instead of the World."

yeah, but just "globalists" is good, they are not social, they are tyrannical. Communism is also a false label ... they are never about community, except about top down iron-fisted control of every community, under one central command.


"Nationalism" is a pretty good term, for the western sovereign nations, when it means the central authority is to serve the nation (people), especially in a representative democracy.


But for US I still prefer Americanism, a unique form of nationalism, with a bill of rights that demands the leaders serve the public. The sovereign individual is unique to America, afaik. There are of course civic duties and laws, formatting all sorts of things .. but those (ideally) fall under protection of individual rights.


(or they did till commies infiltrated ... and various wrongful actions of the ruling class)

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (Cus5s)

78 60 Death to America!

Prolly be part of the Dem 2020 platform.
Posted by: HA at February 17, 2019 12:22 PM (MAstk)

---

It has been, since 2008 1968.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 17, 2019 12:49 PM (t5m5e)

They're just more open about it now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (pg90N)

79 76
Jean Kirkpatrick was more man than any of you could ever hope to be!
Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)


Status: True.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (sdi6R)

80 an Iran unconstrained by President Trump's reversal of the Iran Deal is a disturbing thing.

This too is the history of Obama.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (LL1Be)

81 the people hate the mullahs but love their country.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 12:57 PM (1FhAQ)

Exactly. That's why it is so difficult to separate them with outside influence.

But the conditions in Iran are so awful that I cannot imagine that the Iranian people are going to tolerate it much longer...unless the indoctrination is almost complete.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (wYseH)

82 Jean Kirkpatrick was more man than any of you could ever hope to be!
Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)


Jean Kirkpatrick was wrong - wrong on first premises.

She saw value in such an organization as the UN. I listened to her defend the premise many, many times.

We should not be in the UN. We should not encourage such an organization. We certainly shouldn't host it.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (MbZQy)

83 From everything I've read, the younger generations
in Iran have had more than enough of the mullahs.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:39 PM (T6t7i)

But without outside intervention they will almost certainly lose, and outside intervention will unite the people of Iran against the foreigners.

It's a nasty nut to crack.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 01:04 PM (wYseH)

84 82 Jean Kirkpatrick was more man than any of you could ever hope to be!
Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)

Jean Kirkpatrick was wrong - wrong on first premises.

She saw value in such an organization as the UN. I listened to her defend the premise many, many times.

We should not be in the UN. We should not encourage such an organization. We certainly shouldn't host it.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (MbZQy)

The UN had its uses as a theater of ideological war in the Cold War. That time is long gone. It's now a welfare agency for the relatives of dictators. Toss them all out and turn the building into condos.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:04 PM (1FhAQ)

85 Smollett's Lawyers Call Cops Liars...

-
That's right, Jussie, keep on digging!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 01:04 PM (+y/Ru)

86 We should not be in the UN. We should not encourage such an organization. We certainly shouldn't host it.

Disagree. The reason I remember her so fondly is her deft verbal disembowelment of petty dictators and Commies. You would never have seen it if we weren't in the UN. I'm happy to have us in if that's what we're doing, while telling them to get bent when they come around asking for more money.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:04 PM (T6t7i)

87
Good thing Barry gave all of that money to a country that trains its people to scream Death to America. Of course Barry agrees with Death to America so it really isn't that shocking the commie prick did that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 01:04 PM (SiINZ)

88 Iran today truly is the equivalent socially of Hitler's Germany, about 1937. Fortunately their economy and military are much weaker, from a relative standpoint.

The good thing for us (bad for them) is that when societies of this kind finally face a true defeat, they shatter completely.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:05 PM (V2Yro)

89 Persia seems like a cautionary tale. They were a great world power, then they must have gotten fat and lazy, perhaps with a good dose self loathing for the 7th century death cult arabs to be able to conquer them. And then the crafty Persians decided that they would fare better to infiltrate the power system of the new rulers rather than try to overthrow them. And many hundreds of years later their descendants are still mired in rule by the death cult

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 17, 2019 01:05 PM (jUcoH)

90 The UN had its uses as a theater of ideological war
in the Cold War. That time is long gone. It's now a welfare agency for
the relatives of dictators. Toss them all out and turn the building into
condos.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:04 PM (1FhAQ)


It's worse. It spreads the notion of Global Democracy. The idea that Two Wolves and a Sheep get to pick the dinner menu on a planetary scale.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:06 PM (MbZQy)

91 But without outside intervention they will almost
certainly lose, and outside intervention will unite the people of Iran
against the foreigners.

It's a nasty nut to crack.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


True, but it happens sometimes. Witness the USSR or Romania. Hell, it's happening now in Venezuela. I expect Iran will be more difficult than Venezuela, but I think it will happen eventually.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:07 PM (T6t7i)

92 Sadly, I think the Iran situation is not resolvable without 20 - 30 million deaths, total. If they get nukes, that'll take about an hour or two. (strike, counterstrike) But once Tehran is gone, it'll be a couple centuries before they're back in the game.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:07 PM (V2Yro)

93 We should not be in the UN. We should not encourage such an organization. We certainly shouldn't host it.

Totally agree.

Move the headquarters to Aleppo. They can work on world peace there instead of claiming US diplomatic immunity.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:08 PM (LL1Be)

94 Again a good read on Islam ( maybe not having a book should read again) is History of Jihad : From Mohammed to ISIS by Robert Spencer.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 01:08 PM (/rm4P)

95 Move the UN to Haiti.
The restaurants will improve, and the STDs will kill of the diplomats.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 01:09 PM (oVJmc)

96 89 Persia seems like a cautionary tale. They were a great world power, then they must have gotten fat and lazy, perhaps with a good dose self loathing for the 7th century death cult arabs to be able to conquer them."

In the 7th century, the Persians & the Byzantines got locked into a battle to the death, one that lasted for 20 years. At the end, with the remnants of the armies of both empires completely exhausted and undermanned, the Arabs swept out of their corner and knocked off both of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:10 PM (V2Yro)

97 Iran isn't alone in that they have proxy players all over

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 01:10 PM (/rm4P)

98 Having the UN in the US gives that New York-based bucket of antisemitic shit a legitimacy that it does not deserve.

Pave it.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:10 PM (LL1Be)

99 95 Move the UN to Haiti.
The restaurants will improve, and the STDs will kill of the diplomats.
Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 01:09 PM (oVJmc)


Too close to us. I'm thinking Mogadishu. Enjoy the beaches, and the diversity!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:11 PM (pg90N)

100
*squirt*

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6714061/Disgraced-ex-congressman-Anthony-Weiner-prison.html

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at February 17, 2019 01:12 PM (t5m5e)

101 98 Having the UN in the US gives that New York-based bucket of antisemitic shit a legitimacy that it does not deserve.

Pave it.
Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:10 PM (LL1Be)


Convert the building into the world's large Trump Tower.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:12 PM (pg90N)

102 Disagree. The reason I remember her so fondly is her
deft verbal disembowelment of petty dictators and Commies.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:04 PM (T6t7i)


Who gives a shit ? Petty Dictators also feel a thrill down their legs at a certain deft turn of phrase aimed at us. As do certain queer as a three dollar bill US Presidents with sketchy birth certificates.

The notion of holding a World Debate Society ... and actually implementing policy from whatever comes out of their Mutual Mental Masturbation Moments ... complete with fucking group troop commitments ... is retarded at best.

Jean Kirkpatrick supported the continued US support of such shit. She was just fucking wrong.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:12 PM (MbZQy)

103 Gay mayor accused of sexual harassment as #MeToo reckoning comes to West Hollywood...

-
CNN needs to run with this 24/7 like they did with Jussie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 01:13 PM (+y/Ru)

104 Too close to us. I'm thinking Mogadishu. Enjoy the beaches, and the diversity!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


You're thinking inside the box. The UN should be on international land, so as to avoid giving any one country undue weight. Antarctica, FTW!

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:13 PM (T6t7i)

105 Thanks for the history Tom.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 17, 2019 01:13 PM (jUcoH)

106 You're thinking inside the box. The UN should be on international land, so as to avoid giving any one country undue weight. Antarctica, FTW!
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:13 PM (T6t7i)


Will no one think of the penguins?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:14 PM (pg90N)

107
Trump should send a crew of engineers, architects and surveyors to the UN building. Have them loudly discuss the location of the restaurant and luxury condos, all while referring to it as "this dump".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 01:15 PM (LsBY9)

108 Gay mayor accused of sexual harassment as #MeToo reckoning comes to West Hollywood...

Srsly, how does Trump do it? Everything the Reds try to bring him down rebounds right in their faces. He's like The Roadrunner.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:15 PM (pg90N)

109 Trump should send a crew of engineers, architects and surveyors to the UN building. Have them loudly discuss the location of the restaurant and luxury condos, all while referring to it as "this dump".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 01:15 PM (LsBY9)


"And we'll upgrade this corner to house a Taco Bell."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:16 PM (pg90N)

110 The latest thing that will kill you: your toaster!

https://bit.ly/2BPYMkT

Its fumes are worse than traffic exhaust! Might as well suck on a tailpipe.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 01:16 PM (+y/Ru)

111 Who gives a ***t ? Petty Dictators also feel a thrill down their legs at a certain deft turn of phrase aimed at us.

I do. The 70s were a horrible time for America, and part of the turnaround occurred with Reagan speaking the truth about the Russians, and JK amplifying his words in the UN. It gave people like me a sense that all might not be lost. Rhetoric can be a very powerful thing. Ask the Poles.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:16 PM (T6t7i)

112
I'm kinda glad Weiner's back on the street. He's bound to stir some shit up. Like a nice little visit to the new Attorney Generals office for a little chat.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:17 PM (jYje5)

113 Will no one think of the penguins?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


I hate the f***ing penguins. They insist upon themselves. Plus, they smell like old fish and feces.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM (T6t7i)

114 The UN should move around just like the Olympics. U.S. should clearly be ineligible to host for many decades since we had them for so long.

Yes, yes, I think the AOC crowd that quashed the Amazon HQ deal might jump in and support the UN removal if the correct PC phrasing were used.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM (jUcoH)

115 Fox clips, on my puter, I must turn off all ad-blockers, and NoScript. I dedicate that viewing time specifically.

I cannot make the browser accept twiter vids.
Sads

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM (ePWRo)

116 Srsly, how does Trump do it? Everything the Reds try to bring him down rebounds right in their faces. He's like The Roadrunner.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:15 PM (pg90N)

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

Afternoon all. He plays them like a violin. He knows what buttons to push and when to get the max reaction from them, and then just sits back to watch the show.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM (ffYR/)

117 110 The latest thing that will kill you: your toaster!

https://bit.ly/2BPYMkT

Its fumes are worse than traffic exhaust! Might as well suck on a tailpipe.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 01:16 PM (+y/Ru)

Ah yes, and we're all going to die in an ice age, and peak oil.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM (1FhAQ)

118 Jean Kirkpatrick supported the continued US support of such shit. She was just fucking wrong.

She was a highly patriotic American and very smart. It was a different world back then and times have changed.

3rd world countries , particularly the Middle East need to experience maximum suck. The UN gives them too much cover and too much US money.

By financing and supporting the UN the US is bankrolling Jew-Hate International.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:19 PM (LL1Be)

119 >>The latest thing that will kill you: your toaster!


Well, microwaves already gave us all cancer...and we died.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 01:19 PM (hqsD4)

120 Plus, they smell like old fish and feces.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM (T6t7i)


Leave NOW out of this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:19 PM (pg90N)

121 >>Will no one think of the penguins?


Fuck Cindy Crosby

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 01:20 PM (hqsD4)

122 He plays them like a violin. He knows what buttons to push and when to get the max reaction from them, and then just sits back to watch the show.
------
Never seen a violin with buttons. A concertina, perhaps?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 17, 2019 01:20 PM (Hx3Yn)

123 112
I'm kinda glad Weiner's back on the street. He's bound to stir some shit up. Like a nice little visit to the new Attorney Generals office for a little chat.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:17 PM (jYje5)

He didn't just have dick pics on that laptop. Probably some stuff that went straight to China.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:20 PM (1FhAQ)

124 Gay mayor accused of sexual harassment as #MeToo reckoning comes to West Hollywood...


And he formerly worked for Ed Buck, who's had two black gay men die in his home...

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 01:20 PM (oVJmc)

125 Well, microwaves already gave us all cancer...and we died.

#12years

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:20 PM (LL1Be)

126 After seeing United Nations footage of the "Diplomats" and the "Thinking Delegation", I am more convinced than ever that these are the Stupidest People on the Face of the Earth.

There was a documentary, and I have forgotten its name and who authored it, (Dinesh D'Souza-?), but these people should be deported, bombed and the buildings razed.

Think of how much trouble that would save New York City and the Diplomatic Immunity that covers that area like Pigeon Shit.

...not to mention the development on one of the most valuable pieces of land on Earth.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 01:21 PM (Ckg4U)

127 70s are over Pep. Moose Out Front should have told you.

Most of the shit hanging around our necks are the old vestiges of the Cold War. We won - for about a minute. We started losing when we didn't dismantle all that shit. Now it's all working against us.

No fabulous fucking speech is worth hosting the Algonquin Round Table while they take votes about how to fuck our own sovereignty.

Maybe you could get The Best of Jean Kirkpatrick on DVD. If it means the end of the UN - I'll gift you the box set.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:21 PM (MbZQy)

128 I am Jussie Smellit, and while you talk about unimportant things like Iran, you are ignoring the FACT that I was attacked by 2 Wakandan evil red MAGA hat-wearing, bleach-spilling, almost-but-not-quite-a-noose-tying Racists.

Posted by: I Am Jussie Smellit at February 17, 2019 01:21 PM (Ut3XK)

129 Now, if Putin were to serve the mullahs bowls of soup and the grate hallah, pieces be upon him, were to call them home.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:21 PM (ePWRo)

130 And he formerly worked for Ed Buck, who's had two black gay men die in his home...
Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 01:20 PM (oVJmc)


Any nooses involved? Bleach? What?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:21 PM (pg90N)

131 Ah yes, and we're all going to die in an ice age, and peak oil.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM (1FhAQ)


While slowly dissolving in acid rain while growing cancers from the excessive radiation let in by the hole in the ozone layer.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2019 01:22 PM (QLvwG)

132 127
70s are over Pep. Moose Out Front should have told you.


Got it. We have nothing to learn from the past.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:22 PM (T6t7i)

133 I would worry about the toaster if I hadn't already been killed by tax cuts, the Paris accord withdrawal, net neutrality, repeal of the individual mandate, the govt shutdown...

I've been killed a lot in the last couple of years.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2019 01:23 PM (kTF2Z)

134 128 I am Jussie Smellit, and while you talk about unimportant things like Iran, you are ignoring the FACT that I was attacked by 2 Wakandan evil red MAGA hat-wearing, bleach-spilling, almost-but-not-quite-a-noose-tying Racists.
Posted by: I Am Jussie Smellit at February 17, 2019 01:21 PM (Ut3XK)

So how was the meatball parm sammich?

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:23 PM (1FhAQ)

135 And ol jimmy gave us 18-21% interest rates. I remember mom and dad bitching about the mortgage for this house when they bought in 1975 was 18%.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (9L2du)

136 "Any nooses involved? Bleach? What?"
-Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:21 PM (pg90N)

Drugs.

I know it is tough to get into the mind of Depraved Faggots, but stereotypes exist for a reason.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (Ckg4U)

137 They make take our Toaster Ovens...

but they'll NEVER TAKE OUR FREON!

Posted by: William Wallace at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (hqsD4)

138 World history is so damn....tedious.

Posted by: TonicDog at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (TAfzl)

139 And we'll upgrade this corner to house a Taco Bell Chick-fil-A."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:16 PM (pg90N)

FIFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 01:25 PM (wYseH)

140 who's had two black gay men die in his home...
-----
Don't you hate it when that happens?

Posted by: Jeffrey Dahmer at February 17, 2019 01:25 PM (Hx3Yn)

141 we are at peak oil ... unless they open CA, AK, all the east coast, more around Florida ... and probably vast unexplored other areas. But that will only last us 500 years ... so we must make cars illegals today. /s

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 01:25 PM (Cus5s)

142 So how was the meatball parm sammich?

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:23 PM (1FhAQ)


I can't believe I ate the whole thing! *plop plop fizz fizz*

Posted by: Jussie Smullett at February 17, 2019 01:25 PM (QLvwG)

143 Fox clips, on my puter, I must turn off all ad-blockers, and NoScript. I dedicate that viewing time specifically. I cannot make the browser accept twiter vids.
Sads

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:18 PM


NoScript and Twitter vids is a tough combination. You can set to 'temporarily allow' for a single time viewing.

Or set tw___.com and twitter.com to 'temporarily trusted' and videos work fine.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:26 PM (jYje5)

144 God put him in office to teach us how to deal with with evil and to give us one last chance.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:26 PM (ePWRo)

145 We need a new term ... Globalist Socialists. Because Mads is just pissed at the notion of Serfs slaving away for a Nation, instead of the World.
Posted by: Steve Borden


You mean like "International Communism"? AKA "world communism"? AKA "the original strain"?

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at February 17, 2019 01:26 PM (lLeln)

146
Or set Or set twim[/g].com and twitter.com to 'temporarily trusted' and videos work fine.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:26 PM (jYje5)

147 I have a new bill that will ban toasters!

Posted by: AOC at February 17, 2019 01:27 PM (MAstk)

148 138 World history is so damn....tedious.
Posted by: TonicDog at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (TAfzl)

Depressingly predictable, mostly. I'll read something about some political entity doing something stupid that seemed smart at the time and go "I know how this will turn out and you would too if you weren't in your bubble." Groupthink is a dangerous, dangerous thing.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:27 PM (1FhAQ)

149
Final time:
Or set twimg.com and twitter.com to 'temporarily trusted' and videos work fine.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:27 PM (jYje5)

150 trying

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:27 PM (ePWRo)

151 I have a new bill that will ban toasters!

Posted by: AOC at February 17, 2019 01:27 PM (MAstk)


Noooo!

Posted by: Toaster Fucker at February 17, 2019 01:27 PM (QLvwG)

152 Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:23 PM (1FhAQ)
Windows 10 is for fags.

Posted by: I Am Jussie Smellit at February 17, 2019 01:28 PM (Ut3XK)

153
I think twimg.com is the 'engine' for Twitter videos.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:28 PM (jYje5)

154 135 And ol jimmy gave us 18-21% interest rates. I remember mom and dad bitching about the mortgage for this house when they bought in 1975 was 18%.
Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (9L2du)


In fairness, that was Paul Volcker's doing, not Carter's, who was very unhappy about it.

Still, Volcker's move was the right one, as it wrung out inflationary expectations across the economy, and showed that the US had the balls to endure the pain of crushing inflation. That meant we could borrow money at much more reasonable interest rates, which in turn led to the boom under Reagan.

Think of those sky-high interest rates as setting a broken leg. Painful, but necessary.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:29 PM (pg90N)

155 70s are over Pep. Moose Out Front should have told you.

Got it. We have nothing to learn from the past.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:22 PM (T6t7i)


Contraire, Mon Fraire. We ain't learned all we should have yet.

Lesson One - Free Societies have to do shitty shit to save themselves. Like build big centralized agencies prone to fraud and corruption, just to save themselves from shittier societies doing shitty shit.

After the shitty shit is over, you're supposed to tear that shit down. Because it was just shitty shit you had to do in the short term, not shit conducive to a free society.

The UN sucks dude. Maybe it served a purpose at one time and you like to hear Jean talk. But it needs to fucking die now.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:29 PM (MbZQy)

156 World history is so damn....tedious.

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It's like the Old Testament. The Israelis act up; God smites them. The Israelis act up; God smites them. Geez! Get a new writer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 01:30 PM (+y/Ru)

157 It strikes me that the UN has become the modern day version of the Holy Roman Empire. It continued for centuries after it had lost all real power, with envoys from all nations coming to court it, but all it did for the last couple centuries of its existence was to have parties in Vienna for aristocrats. Amazingly, it lasted until Napoleon, who saw that he didn't have the time or patience for that nonsense, so he simply abolished it.

Napoleon wasn't all bad.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:30 PM (V2Yro)

158 139 And we'll upgrade this corner to house a Taco Bell Chick-fil-A."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:16 PM (pg90N)

FIFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2019 01:25 PM (wYseH)


Good one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:30 PM (pg90N)

159 I remember back in the early 80's how Dan Blather would talk about how terrible we were when the CIA put the Shah in power in the 50's.

Oh, the horror.




Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 01:31 PM (Z+IKu)

160 138 World history is so damn....tedious.
Posted by: TonicDog at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (TAfzl)

Yeah, my testicles are withdrawing into my body as I write this but my employer is moving to Win10 from Win7 and sometimes I work from home. (Audible sigh.) Because who needs a life outside of work?

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:31 PM (1FhAQ)

161 It appears that Joe Biden really doesn't intend to run:
MUNICH ---Biden described America as "an embarrassment" and its trade policies "self-defeating".

"The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border....The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. ....That is not who we are."



Bye, Joe. There's paste in your goodie bag.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:31 PM (T6t7i)

162 Nope, turned off everything and still no vid.
Twitter seems to be very special.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:32 PM (ePWRo)

163 But that will only last us 500 years ... so we must make cars illegals today. /s

I know this was sarc but I have been trying to get an understanding of 'Car-mageddon' - new vehicles stacking up on lots and Big 3 sales in the toilet.
There are those who think that it is a very very bad economic indicator and prelude to recession/depression. But who wants to pay 45k for a new base model truck that will require 1500.00 worth of service everytime one of it's dealer-service-only mystery computer chips goes on the fritz?

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:32 PM (LL1Be)

164 If you can't get to twitter, consider yourself blessed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2019 01:33 PM (kTF2Z)

165 148 138 World history is so damn....tedious.
Posted by: TonicDog at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (TAfzl)

Depressingly predictable, mostly. I'll read something about some political entity doing something stupid that seemed smart at the time and go "I know how this will turn out and you would too if you weren't in your bubble." Groupthink is a dangerous, dangerous thing."

One of my favorite books is "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", by Charles Mackay. First published in 1841, but when you pick it up and start reading, you'll think you're reading today's headlines.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:33 PM (V2Yro)

166
Amazingly, it lasted until Napoleon, who saw that he didn't have the time or patience for that nonsense, so he simply abolished it.

I thought Napoleon's success showed it was useless and the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II abolished it and became Francis I of Austria.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 01:33 PM (LsBY9)

167 >>"The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border....The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. ....That is not who we are."


Plagiarizing again, Joe?

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 17, 2019 01:33 PM (hqsD4)

168 160 138 World history is so damn....tedious.
Posted by: TonicDog at February 17, 2019 01:24 PM (TAfzl)

Yeah, my testicles are withdrawing into my body as I write this but my employer is moving to Win10 from Win7 and sometimes I work from home. (Audible sigh.) Because who needs a life outside of work?
Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:31 PM (1FhAQ)

Ah jeez that makes no sense at all. I was responding to the poster who said Win10 was for fags and pasted the wrong thing.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:34 PM (1FhAQ)

169 The latest thing that will kill you: your toaster!
Its fumes are worse than traffic exhaust!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


Which tells me (a) that we've already done far more than we need to in cleaning up traffic exhaust, and (2), this is a bunch of BS because I've never heard of anyone committing suicide by toaster-fume asphyxiation.

Posted by: mikeski at February 17, 2019 01:34 PM (P1f+c)

170 "The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border....The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. ....That is not who we are."

They're not refugees. They're grifters, coming to grift. Not the same thing at all.

If they were refugees, they could stay in Mexico perfectly well.

And if I were, Biden, I wouldn't bring up things the American people consider to be an embarrassment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:34 PM (pg90N)

171 DEATH TO TOASTERS!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 01:35 PM (+y/Ru)

172 Nope, turned off everything and still no vid.
Twitter seems to be very special.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:32 PM


It's not a case of turning off.
It's a case of ALLOWING both twimg.com and twitter.com by setting to 'temporarily trusted'. Stay with it, it's worth the trouble.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:35 PM (jYje5)

173 So.

How about an Accounting of Sheriff Joe's oversight of Stimulus and Son of Stimulus?

We were promised that Uncle Joe was gonna account for EVERY. DIME.

Well. Where is that report?

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 01:35 PM (hqsD4)

174 The latest thing that will kill you: your toaster!
Its fumes are worse than traffic exhaust!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


Srsly, when did we all start living in a Lifetime channel movie?

I get it, a lot of chicks are into the existential threat thing, from Simon Legree tying them to railroad tracks and then being saved, but can confine that crap to the Lifetime channel? That would be great.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:36 PM (pg90N)

175 173 So.

How about an Accounting of Sheriff Joe's oversight of Stimulus and Son of Stimulus?

We were promised that Uncle Joe was gonna account for EVERY. DIME.

Well. Where is that report?
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 01:35 PM (hqsD4)

He ate it. It was glue bound. The heart wants what the heart wants.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:36 PM (1FhAQ)

176 "who wants to pay 45k for a new base model truck that
will require 1500.00 worth of service everytime one of it's
dealer-service-only mystery computer chips goes on the fritz?"Posted by: mikeyG

you think that may be their way of taking cars away from the masses? they are certainly maniacal enough to do that ...

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 01:36 PM (Cus5s)

177 The latest thing that will kill you: your toaster!
Its fumes are worse than traffic exhaust!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


Now you wanna about toxic fumes, we need to ban burritos.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (pg90N)

178
It appears that Joe Biden really doesn't intend to run:
MUNICH ---Biden described America as "an embarrassment" and its trade policies "self-defeating".

"The
America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from
their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border....The
American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment.
....That is not who we are."

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:31 PM (T6t7i)


=====
I'd say the opposite. That sounds like a mating call to the liberal base if ever there was one.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (13CQC)

179
If you can't get to twitter, consider yourself blessed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2019 01:33 PM


There are a few decent chaps on Twitter that have so far stayed under the radar. The videos they provide are very valuable.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (jYje5)

180 That is not who we are.

That's the phrase, the term, that gets my Spidey Sense up quicker than anything. Used by Dems and Repubs alike. Used here by a couple folks, routinely.


Fuck "we". It implies a connection that I never signed up for. "We" is the word of tyrants - those that wish to put an obligation on me that I never fucking agreed to.



Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (MbZQy)

181 DEATH TO TOASTERS!!!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 01:35 PM (+y/Ru)
----
You'll get my toaster when you pry it from my cold, dead, crumb-covered hands.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (Hx3Yn)

182 talk about

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (pg90N)

183 Second Hand Toast is a major killer in America's Food Deserts.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 01:38 PM (hqsD4)

184 76 I caught that reference. When Bloom County was funny.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:38 PM (s2J6c)

185 DEATH TO TOASTERS!!!

* single red eye sweeps back and forth *
Die, human.

Posted by: Cylon Centurion at February 17, 2019 01:38 PM (LL1Be)

186 If you can't get to twitter, consider yourself blessed.



Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2019 01:33 PM



There are a few decent chaps on Twitter that have so far stayed under the radar. The videos they provide are very valuable.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (jYje5)

Including our own kbdabear. Breathtaking pictorial essays!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2019 01:38 PM (QLvwG)

187 And you know the thing on toasters that goes up?

Yeah, the toast.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:38 PM (pg90N)

188 Not that these rulers like the Shah were wonderful, but yes Islam is an infection of the worst kind. Anywhere it infects, misery follows.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 01:39 PM (r+sAi)

189 180 That is not who we are.

That's the phrase, the term, that gets my Spidey Sense up quicker than anything. Used by Dems and Repubs alike. Used here by a couple folks, routinely.


Fuck "we". It implies a connection that I never signed up for. "We" is the word of tyrants - those that wish to put an obligation on me that I never fucking agreed to.



Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:37 PM (MbZQy)

Tyrants LOVE collective guilt. It removes the individual from the equation and makes the group police the individual. Much easier to enforce behavior that way.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:39 PM (1FhAQ)

190 One of Mackay's best quotes, which is essentially the thesis of his book, is "It has been well said that men think in herds, it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."

And almost as good - "Every age has it's peculiar folly; some scheme, project, or fantasy into which it plunges, spurred on by the love of gain, or the necessity of excitement, or the force of imitation."

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:39 PM (V2Yro)

191 I'd say the opposite. That sounds like a mating call to the liberal base if ever there was one.


Posted by: Blonde Morticia


Here's the problem with that. Joe is an old, white male. His path to the nom is as the "moderate" who will frighten the livestock less than the others. This sort of talk just makes him one of the crowd of loons, and given his many known problems, that's fatal, IMO.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:39 PM (T6t7i)

192
"The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment."

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If he gets the nomination and says something like this onstage in live debate, I hope Trump tells him right there to go to hell.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:40 PM (13CQC)

193 Work at home on computer: buy a second computer and dedicate it specifically for work. Keep your Win7 and your personal computer personal.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:40 PM (ePWRo)

194 Thanks, Jimmy the Rabbitphobe!


Great job handing Iran over to America's enemies!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 01:40 PM (9X624)

195 "who wants to pay 45k for a new base model truck that
will require 1500.00 worth of service everytime one of it's
dealer-service-only mystery computer chips goes on the fritz?"Posted by: mikeyG

you think that may be their way of taking cars away from the masses? they are certainly maniacal enough to do that ...


Posted by: illiniwek


This, I have been looking for a new SUV. Not 'brand' new. Prices of even used is outrageous.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 01:41 PM (9L2du)

196 Scene amongst leftist cabal:

"Well, what will we ban today? Gotta think of something ..."

"Yeah, we've banned plastic bags, and plastic straws, already ... we need to think of something else to ban, something that would be a real pain in the ass to everybody ..."

"Yeah, I love making people dance to our tune. It's especially delightful when it's apparent that they hate doing so."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:41 PM (pg90N)

197 Forward to the 8th Century!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 01:41 PM (yQpMk)

198 OT:

This looks like it might be fun in a "Heavy Metal" vein:

"Love, Death + Robots"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=48&v=wUFwunMKa4E

Coming soon to Netflix.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 01:41 PM (9X624)

199
Here's the problem with that. Joe is an old, white
male. His path to the nom is as the "moderate" who will frighten the
livestock less than the others. This sort of talk just makes him one of
the crowd of loons, and given his many known problems, that's fatal,
IMO.


Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:39 PM (T6t7i

======

I see your point, but I thought the "moderate" voice was to be reserved for the general election, not the primary, although admittedly I don't know how many Dems are sloshing around in the middle rather than hugging the fringes.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:42 PM (13CQC)

200 190 One of Mackay's best quotes, which is essentially the thesis of his book, is "It has been well said that men think in herds, it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."

And almost as good - "Every age has it's peculiar folly; some scheme, project, or fantasy into which it plunges, spurred on by the love of gain, or the necessity of excitement, or the force of imitation."
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:39 PM (V2Yro)


I re-read that book from time to time. I think I need to re-read yet again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:42 PM (pg90N)

201 you think that may be their way of taking cars away from the masses? they are certainly maniacal enough to do that ...

Maybe so. I am looking forward , in a dark, unpleasant schadenfreudian way, to the inevitable discovery that electric cars transform into environmentally deadly, toxic waste dumps when they die.
Oops.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:42 PM (LL1Be)

202 Not that these rulers like the Shah were wonderful,
but yes Islam is an infection of the worst kind. Anywhere it infects,
misery follows.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 01:39 PM (r+sAi)


Islam called our bluff, as the West, at PRECISELY the right time. As we were falling all over ourselves to give exemptions to this, that, and the other for Religious Regions - they knocked down a couple buildings and never tried to hide that it was for Religion.

We never considered a Religion of Death seriously.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:42 PM (MbZQy)

203 I remember the run up to the Shah being ousted. Every frickin network glorifying the protesters with paper masks on their faces. Ooo, look how brave they are and other cooing words.

Even as a late teenager I knew the protesters were my enemies. Plain as your face but not to the network NPCs.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (rzxmD)

204 I thought Napoleon's success showed it was useless and the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II abolished it and became Francis I of Austria. "

It reminds me how that part of the world worked better as part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire than it has ever worked since.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (V2Yro)

205 ..."Still, Volcker's move was the right one, as it wrung out inflationary expectations across the economy, and showed that the US had the balls to endure the pain of crushing inflation. That meant we could borrow money at much more reasonable interest rates, which in turn led to the boom under Reagan.

Think of those sky-high interest rates as setting a broken leg. Painful, but necessary.
"
-Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:29 PM (pg90N)

My Dad still speaks of Volcker in Glowing Terms. When we moved in 1980, he hated the interest rates, but he kept saying that, "It had to be done".

He was the head of a Credit Union at General Electric for twenty years. ...Voluntarily.

It wasn't until 1990 that I started to grasp the Economic Picture in these Great United States of America.

It wasn't until 2000 that I started to understand that the Head of the Federal Reserve wasn't a Groundhog that came out and said: "Six More Months of Higher Interest Rates".

It wasn't until 2005 before I understood the National Debt in its immense entirety.

It takes some of us a Long Time to grasp the precipice upon which we teeter.

...even with solid economic, basic math and "Common Sense".

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (Ckg4U)

206 Help me understand the entire reason to give Iran $140 B. Bhuessein thought we owed them for something? And the lying weasels they sent out to tell the US people it will all be OK should never be trusted to even go to the store for cigs!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (JFO2v)

207 I remember as a kid we had an college student come talk to us about Iran. It was beautiful, peaceful and seemed really nice. Alas, then Hell took over.

Islam is not a religion of peace, W. The very name means submit/submission. They are a death cult. Plain and simple.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (s2J6c)

208 193 Work at home on computer: buy a second computer and dedicate it specifically for work. Keep your Win7 and your personal computer personal.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:40 PM (ePWRo)

Which is what I've done. The Win10 box stays on the desk; personal and fun stuff stays on the Mac laptop, which I can use in the comfy chair. I just got the Win10 box yesterday so I'm breaking it in, because hanging out at AOS is part of work or else I'd go bonkers from boredom.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (1FhAQ)

209 Priced out a Chevy truck...dually diesel...just north of 90k. vehicle pricing is out of control

Posted by: A dude in MI at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (OOH1c)

210
And then after Jimmuh there was Teddy Kennedy, "The Lion of the Senate"-

colluding with Russia in an attempt to hamstring President Reagan.


Democrats! - Covering Themselves in Glory Since Slavery!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 01:44 PM (9X624)

211 not snatching children from their parents


These monsters have no problem separating children from their shoplifting mothers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 01:44 PM (yQpMk)

212 The UN should never have been formed in the first place.
The anti-Wilsonians who kept us out of the League of Nations had it right.

The whole premise of the organization and its founding documents (like the UN bill of "rights") were depraved from the outset.
And any pretense that it would save the world for decency, much less democracy, was obviated by putting Stalinist Russia on the permanent Security Council.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 01:45 PM (Rxduq)

213 This looks like it might be fun in a "Heavy Metal" vein:



"Love, Death + Robots"

That does look interesting. I liked Altered Carbon, so hopefully it'll be in that genre.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:45 PM (T6t7i)

214 So the DOJs Baker says there we're 2 cabinet members ready to go all 25th amendment on Trump.

We know Snoozy was one, who be the other ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:46 PM (RZ6R1)

215 214 Where has Snoozy been? He seems to have disappeared. Odd, no?

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:47 PM (s2J6c)

216 209 Priced out a Chevy truck...dually diesel...just north of 90k. vehicle pricing is out of control
Posted by: A dude in MI at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (OOH1c)


I'm keeping my 2005 Chevy 2500 HD till I die.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:48 PM (RZ6R1)

217 he anti-Wilsonians who kept us out of the League of Nations had it right.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 01:45 PM (Rxduq)


The Anti-Anybodies when it comes to government power typically have it right. They may miss a wager now and then - but they're way in the black in the long run.

Recognize my "style" ? Some seem to.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:48 PM (MbZQy)

218 Priced out a Chevy truck...dually diesel...just north of 90k. vehicle pricing is out of control
Posted by: A dude in MI


Father-in-law just bought a 2019 GMC 1500.
Gas. $69,500.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 01:48 PM (LDbTO)

219 not snatching children from their parents


These monsters have no problem separating children from their shoplifting mothers.

And no problem with infanticide.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 01:48 PM (9L2du)

220 That does look interesting. I liked Altered Carbon, so hopefully it'll be in that genre.
-----
The trailer looked like it was assembled by a hyperactive tweeker, so I have no idea if the show would interest me or not.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 17, 2019 01:49 PM (Hx3Yn)

221 Why do people need so many brands of toasters anyway? It is a huge waste of resources. We could be using that money to educate our kids!

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 17, 2019 01:49 PM (MxEKc)

222 The United Nations, in all its Glorious Formation for Good, is a Global Cabal of Statist Idiots who are willing to Dream of Utopia under the Reasoning of a Child.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 01:49 PM (Ckg4U)

223 215 214 Where has Snoozy been? He seems to have disappeared. Odd, no?
Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:47 PM (s2J6c)

I always thought he was a dim plant

The way he "out of the blue" endorsed Trump was really weird

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:49 PM (RZ6R1)

224

That is not who we are.

Posted by: Toasters at February 17, 2019 01:49 PM (aKsyK)

225 222 And rapists when deployed. Don't forget the rapists, Slap.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:50 PM (s2J6c)

226 OT but too interesting not to share:

I was just watching some old (1960s-70s) era clips of TV newscasts on You Toob. This clip is from the Today Show on Nov. 4, 1969, hosted by Hugh Downs. It was taped off of WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.

Fast forward to the 12:50 mark -- the first commercial break after the intro and the news with Frank Blair -- and you'll see a commercial for "Watergate -- THE place to live in Washington... near everything important... with everything you need." Lots of pictures of smiling women in bikinis around the pool, suits dining in the fancy restaurant, cocktail parties, etc. Prices for apartments began at "under $40,000".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILgNQ90NdhU&list=PLDF-8KXOy247bGppOVdJVNFZEMBmBFxz6&index=43

Posted by: Secret Square at February 17, 2019 01:50 PM (9WuX0)

227 "Love, Death + Robots"
I mentioned before that I have been watching short Sci-fi films by DUST on YT.
The best are reminiscent of 'Black Mirror' ... lots of dystopian stories.

'The Leap' is a favorite so far.
https://tinyurl.com/y6qdyvlv

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 01:50 PM (LL1Be)

228 There's a syndicated radio show "The Car Pros"
they talk buying cars and are rational. Also they have hookups across the nation with recommended dealers.

They have gone into detail how if the shopper uses rebates and other incentives they can buy new for almost the same price as used.

But they also talk about good, and how to, good used car buying.

I think they can be sourced on the web and utube.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:51 PM (ePWRo)

229
I remember back in the early 80's how Dan Blather
would talk about how terrible we were when the CIA put the Shah in power
in the 50's.



Oh, the horror.




Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 01:31 PM (Z+IKu)


======

I don't know my history in any detail, but that shah was a horror in many ways, wasn't he? Was there no one better? In that part of the world, maybe not, but maybe we should have done more management of a guy who was so bad that he paved a path to the Revolution.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:51 PM (13CQC)

230 So the DOJs Baker says there we're 2 cabinet members ready to go all 25th amendment on Trump.

My money would be on uberweasel Tillerson.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 01:51 PM (PpJSb)

231 So one of the supposed plotters was John Kelly. A lot of people admired him because he was General and all that, but he helped orchestrate the ouster of EPA Chief Pruitt. I never liked that piece of shit Kelly, he has no "conservative" beliefs, he's just a hard ass. He was tough but stupid, and I'm glad he's gone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:51 PM (V2Yro)

232 I don't know my history in any detail, but that shah was a horror in many ways, wasn't he?

In comparison to the mullahs? Hell no.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 01:52 PM (PpJSb)

233 Also, online inflation calculator says that $40,000 in '69 equals about $283,000 today.

Posted by: Secret Square at February 17, 2019 01:53 PM (9WuX0)

234
Why do people need so many brands of toasters anyway? It is a huge waste of resources. We could be using that money to educate our kids!

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 17, 2019 01:49 PM


Why stop there, Bernie? This concept of having bread lined up in the store waiting for us? Wouldn't it be better if we lined waiting for it?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 01:53 PM (jYje5)

235 The United Nations, in all its Glorious Formation
for Good, is a Global Cabal of Statist Idiots who are willing to Dream
of Utopia under the Reasoning of a Child.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 01:49 PM (Ckg4U)


Wouldn't be a big deal if they just met at the Public Library on Saturday Morning before hitting the brunch at Shoney's.

But when you give fucks like that all that pomp and circumstance - they gain political weight. People starting listening - and actually following - because people are swayed by stupid shit like that.

If we're serious about our own sovereignty - and we ain't - but if we were, we would kick that shit right out, right now.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:53 PM (MbZQy)

236 "And rapists when deployed. Don't forget the rapists, Slap."
-Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:50 PM (s2J6c)

Never forget Rapey-Islam and all its iterations.

Maybe they just have a "Different Culture" and we should be "Tolerant" of its entire ordeal.

It seems Great Britain has "Tolerated" these Fine Individuals, so why can't we?

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 01:54 PM (Ckg4U)

237 I don't know my history in any detail, but that shah was a horror in many ways, wasn't he?"

If he had actually been a horror, he would still be in power. He was just an ordinary middle east ruler, not anywhere close to the level of a Saddam Hussein, or an Assad - or Khomeini.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:54 PM (V2Yro)

238 Father-in-law just bought a 2019 GMC 1500.
Gas. $69,500.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2019 01:48 PM (LDbTO)

He must REALLY like you

not gonna be bothered by any pesky inheritance


Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:54 PM (RZ6R1)

239 236 And Sweden. I was there in the mid 80's and Sweden was amazing. Now I'd never step foot there. Islam destroys everything it doesn't like.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:55 PM (s2J6c)

240 >>Father-in-law just bought a 2019 GMC 1500.
Gas. $69,500.


Shit, that's not even a 3/4 Ton.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 01:55 PM (hqsD4)

241 If he had actually been a horror, he would still be
in power. He was just an ordinary middle east ruler, not anywhere
close to the level of a Saddam Hussein, or an Assad - or Khomeini.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:54 PM (V2Yro)


We're on the wrong side in Syria.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (MbZQy)

242 >>So the DOJs Baker says there we're 2 cabinet members ready to go all 25th amendment on Trump.

And you believe him?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (/tuJf)

243 Well Horde, time to struggle with my leaky toilet.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (1FhAQ)

244 239 236 And Sweden. I was there in the mid 80's and Sweden was amazing. Now I'd never step foot there. Islam destroys everything it doesn't like."

And it doesn't like ANYTHING!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (V2Yro)

245 Separate those kids from their indoctrinators, give 'em an Xbox and a Big Mac, and they'll be yours forever.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (RnzeK)

246 230 So the DOJs Baker says there we're 2 cabinet members ready to go all 25th amendment on Trump.

My money would be on uberweasel Tillerson.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 01:51 PM (PpJSb)

Agreed and prob more than 2 other bastards

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (RZ6R1)

247 214 So the DOJs Baker says there we're 2 cabinet members ready to go all 25th amendment on Trump.

We know Snoozy was one, who be the other ??
Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:46 PM (RZ6R1)
--------------------------------------
We have no reason to believe Baker.

If we suppose, for the sake of argument, that Baker is telling the truth, there is no reason to say "we know" one is Snoozy.
I seriously doubt he would even entertain such a thing.
Not his style, IMO.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (Rxduq)

248 At the end of the day, I make Uncle Joe look smart. And I'm doing a good job of it, too, H8rs!

Posted by: Donkey Chompers at February 17, 2019 01:57 PM (DMUuz)

249 >> I was there in the mid 80's and Sweden was amazing. Now I'd never step foot there. Islam destroys everything it doesn't like.


Also, some things it does.

Posted by: A Goat Anus at February 17, 2019 01:57 PM (hqsD4)

250 And Sweden. I was there in the mid 80's and Sweden was amazing.

Sweden also had a military in the mid-80s that gave the Soviets pause. Today? Not so much although they and the Finns seem to be finally waking up about the Russians.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 01:57 PM (PpJSb)

251
I remember as a kid we had an college student come
talk to us about Iran. It was beautiful, peaceful and seemed really
nice.


Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:43 PM (s2J6c

=====

And the trains ran on time? Did that college student ever meet the business end of SAVAK? Are all those stories about the shah's tyrannical ways made up? I simply can't believe it was beauty and niceness that led to the Revolution.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:57 PM (13CQC)

252 Braenyard at February 17, 2019 01:51

Thanks. It's times like this that big cities are nice. Sadly, I'm not near one.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 01:58 PM (9L2du)

253 Shit, that's not even a 3/4 Ton.
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 01:55 PM (hqsD4)

IKR

Bought my 2005 2500 hd for 8K 4 yrs ago with 90 K miles

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:58 PM (RZ6R1)

254 Hey, pep...have I told you lately that I love you? Well, your comments, anyway.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 01:58 PM (RnzeK)

255 250 Same trip I was in Helsinki. The people there had not forgotten WWII and seemingly, to me at least, never would. Cold and kind of grim people in some cases when talking with them. I understood it but still it was kind of sad.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:58 PM (s2J6c)

256 If we suppose, for the sake of argument, that Baker is telling the truth, there is no reason to say "we know" one is Snoozy.
I seriously doubt he would even entertain such a thing.
Not his style, IMO."

I can see someone standing at his office door calling out "Hey, you with us on the 25th amendment thing?"

And Sessions says "huh - what?? Oh sure, that's fine. And get me a side order of fries with that!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (V2Yro)

257 We're on the wrong side in Syria.

There is no right side in Syria.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (PpJSb)

258 ..."If we're serious about our own sovereignty - and we ain't - but if we were, we would kick that shit right out, right now."
-Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 01:53 PM (MbZQy)

This is something that I was semi-ignorant of until lately.

I waved my flag and called my Senators and CongressCritters until Trump got elected. I've never seen "Nationalism" in this light before.

My ignorance knows no bounds.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (Ckg4U)

259 >>We have no reason to believe Baker.

>>If we suppose, for the sake of argument, that Baker is telling the truth, there is no reason to say "we know" one is Snoozy.
I seriously doubt he would even entertain such a thing.
Not his style, IMO.

What Baker actually said is that McCabe told him he heard talk that there were two cabinet members onboard with the 25th.

There is zero reason to believe anything Andy McCabe says about anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (/tuJf)

260
We have no reason to believe Baker.




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (Rxduq

======

I find it utterly unbelievable that any cabinet members were up for this. They'd have resigned and renounced him, not plotted the 25th.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (13CQC)

261 231 So one of the supposed plotters was John Kelly. A lot of people admired him because he was General and all that, but he helped orchestrate the ouster of EPA Chief Pruitt. I never liked that piece of shit Kelly, he has no "conservative" beliefs, he's just a hard ass. He was tough but stupid, and I'm glad he's gone.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:51 PM (V2Yro)

Imagine how different things would have been, if Sessions had been forced to resign after his idiotic recusal and Pruitt installed as AG under the Vacancies Act. Certainly no Mueller, that is a definite.

Posted by: Ever at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (1Zh0U)

262 Sweden also had a military in the mid-80s that gave
the Soviets pause. Today? Not so much although they and the Finns seem
to be finally waking up about the Russians.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)


They should build an ice wall to keep out the white walkers. Also, the commies.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (T6t7i)

263 Cold and kind of grim people in some cases when talking with them. I understood it but still it was kind of sad. "

Helsinki has been cold and grim for about 1,000 years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (V2Yro)

264 >>Bought my 2005 2500 hd for 8K 4 yrs ago with 90 K miles


I have a long box, standard 2500 with 270k on it and I am scared of what happens when it hits 350!

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM (hqsD4)

265 F--- "we". It implies a connection that I never signed up for. "We" is the word of tyrants - those that wish to put an obligation on me that I never fucking agreed to.


Especially when they take it upon their own authority that their value system is that to which even the Almighty Creator must bow to.

IOW, "That is not who we [the demons] are". I don't attach my values to their degeneracy.

Besides, this is allegedly a Constitutional Republic which means that if your values coincide with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, then that is great, if not, it isn't license to just rule on the basis of today's subjective and fickle values.

This is Rule of Law, not any swamp creature get to be Simon and the nation is forced at gun-point to play Simon Says.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM (lD3vL)

266 If we suppose, for the sake of argument, that Baker is telling the truth, there is no reason to say "we know" one is Snoozy.
I seriously doubt he would even entertain such a thing.
Not his style, IMO.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 01:56 PM (Rxduq)

ya know you're right

Snoozy would have recused himself !

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM (RZ6R1)

267 I used to contract with a guy - couple years ago - that was considering a vacation to Sweden. I told him "check the news, it's not the land of ABBA anymore".

He hit me up a week or two ago. "I'm taking the wife to Sweden". My response ? "Knock yourself out".

I'm way past even trying to talk people into protecting themselves.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM (MbZQy)

268 254
Hey, pep...have I told you lately that I love you? Well, your comments, anyway.


Posted by: creeper


You are very kind. Thanks.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM (T6t7i)

269 "Well, what will we ban today? Gotta think of something ..."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 01:41 PM

I got. How about we ban bans? Or least require a 67-90% threshold for one to pass.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM (Dhht7)

270 251 Funny you mention that. I worked with a guy from Iran whose family had escaped after the shah had died. His father would never let him have a beard because of the revolution, etc. He had some pretty terrible stories about family members left behind.

It's funny how the media all over the world paints a lovely rosy picture of a hellhole.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:01 PM (s2J6c)

271 Speaking of Donkey Chompers, is she in any way admitting her boneheaded move in NYC opposing Amazon or is she doubling down on stupid and celebrating? Or just hiding under a rock and shutting up, which seems outside her skill set?

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:01 PM (MxEKc)

272 I have a long box, standard 2500 with 270k on it and I am scared of what happens when it hits 350!
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM (hqsD4)

Mine's a 6.0, you must have diesel

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:01 PM (RZ6R1)

273 ======

I find it utterly unbelievable that any cabinet members were up for this. They'd have resigned and renounced him, not plotted the 25th.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (13CQC)

One has more effectiveness from the inside.

Posted by: DOJ at February 17, 2019 02:02 PM (OE84+)

274 Nicely stated, Bluebird of F'ing Joy.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 02:02 PM (Ckg4U)

275 Can we all please agree that not all cultures are equal. Not all religions are equal or good. Fuck Islam.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (2sCft)

276 Nah - I have the regular power plant. I think it's a 6, but it might be the one that preceeded it? 5.8 maybe? (01).

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (hqsD4)

277
If he had actually been a horror, he would still be
in power. He was just an ordinary middle east ruler, not anywhere
close to the level of a Saddam Hussein, or an Assad - or Khomeini.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 01:54 PM (V2Yro

=====

I'll entertain all possibilities. Another one is that we should have managed our corrupt anti-Communist clients better in the 20th century. Maybe we should have sat on the shah's head until he slowed down on torturing political opponents and throwing parties for himself that cost the net worth of Pakistan.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (13CQC)

278 What Baker actually said is that McCabe told him he heard talk that there were two cabinet members onboard with the 25th.

There is zero reason to believe anything Andy McCabe says about anything.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (/tuJf)

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

This. He is doing these interviews and throwing these bombs to pimp his book.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (ffYR/)

279 >>Can we all please agree that not all cultures are equal. Not all religions are equal or good.


You know why there are no Muslims on The Enterprise, right?

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (hqsD4)

280 I simply can't believe it was beauty and niceness that led to the Revolution.

"The Revolution."

Communists and Shia lunatics seize power. Some revolution.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (PpJSb)

281 Speaking of Donkey Chompers, is she in any way admitting her boneheaded move in NYC opposing Amazon or is she doubling down on stupid and celebrating?
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Celebrating, last I heard. And de Blasio is in a vein-popping, eyeball bulging rage about it.

In other news, popcorn futures are up.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (Hx3Yn)

282 "Speaking of Donkey Chompers, is she in any way admitting her boneheaded move in NYC opposing Amazon or is she doubling down on stupid and celebrating? Or just hiding under a rock and shutting up, which seems outside her skill set?"
-Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:01 PM (MxEKc)

Being a Democrat means that you don't have to apologize for "Passion".

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (Ckg4U)

283 Revolution for me but not for thee.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:05 PM (s2J6c)

284 >>This. He is doing these interviews and throwing these bombs to pimp his book.

He's also trying to build his narrative of the events.

He's off to a terrible start.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:05 PM (/tuJf)

285
One has more effectiveness from the inside.

Posted by: DOJ at February 17, 2019 02:02 PM (OE84+


=====


Swampy DOJ long-timers yeah, but cabinet members?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:05 PM (13CQC)

286 You know why there are no Muslims on The Enterprise, right?
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (hqsD4)


I used to love that joke. And the cartoon pic of the Bald Eagle sharpening its talons.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:05 PM (MbZQy)

287 I find it utterly unbelievable that any cabinet members were up for this. They'd have resigned and renounced him, not plotted the 25th.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:59 PM (13CQC)


Easier to leak from inside the room. Trump is way over his head when it comes to how sleazy these peeps are.

He's doing the best he can but he never planned on this

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:05 PM (RZ6R1)

288 286 You know why there are no Muslims on The Enterprise, right?
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (hqsD4)


I'll bite, y ?

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:06 PM (RZ6R1)

289 Sorry, posted the wrong link to the Watergate TV commercial earlier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILgNQ90NdhU

Posted by: Secret Square at February 17, 2019 02:07 PM (9WuX0)

290 275 Can we all please agree that not all cultures are equal. Not all religions are equal or good. Fuck Islam.
Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (2sCft)


Including the Aztec religion? Totes cool, right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:08 PM (pg90N)

291 Also wondering if ABC wile fire Jussie for his faux hate crime, even if no charges are brought. These days just being accused of racism or being anti-gay in the past or even bad joke get peoples career ruined. Will the same high standard be applied to their special SJW for perpetrating this hoax?

Dumb question,of course not. Appearance on Ellen to apologize and down the memory hole.

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:08 PM (MxEKc)

292 "I'll entertain all possibilities. Another one is that we should have managed our corrupt anti-Communist clients better in the 20th century. Maybe we should have sat on the shah's head until he slowed down on torturing political opponents and throwing parties for himself that cost the net worth of Pakistan."
-Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (13CQC)

Keep trading "The Devil You Know" for whatever you get in return. This point has been made with almost every "Nation-Building Intervention", ever.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 02:08 PM (Ckg4U)

293 250 Same trip I was in Helsinki. The people there had not forgotten WWII and seemingly, to me at least, never would. Cold and kind of grim people in some cases when talking with them. I understood it but still it was kind of sad.
Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 01:58 PM (s2J6c)
++++
I think a long memory is a good thing. I think that is one of this country's biggest problems. We forget everything too quickly, like 9/11/2001 never really happened and muslims are our friends. Fuck that.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:09 PM (2sCft)

294 276 Nah - I have the regular power plant. I think it's a 6, but it might be the one that preceeded it? 5.8 maybe? (01).
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (hqsD4)

WOW, you have given me new hope

I only put about 5K a yr on mine, mostly plowing my long drive and logging my land

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:09 PM (RZ6R1)

295 277---I'll entertain all possibilities. Another one is that we should have managed our corrupt anti-Communist clients better in the 20th century. Maybe we should have sat on the shah's head until he slowed down on torturing political opponents and throwing parties for himself that cost the net worth of Pakistan.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:03 PM (13CQC)
------------------------------------
Grow up.

I'm sorry, but sometimes the naivete of Americans drives me bonkers.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:10 PM (Rxduq)

296 He's doing the best he can but he never planned on this
Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:05 PM (RZ6R1)


I reserve the right to bitch when Trump screws up. And he never, ever should have signed that damn budget.

But Jesus Christ - I can't blame the man for not being prepared to walk into this shit. And peeps like us would have never got the chance to do what he did.

But I do blame him for not listening more, surrounding himself more, with folks like us. If he'd have come here in 2016 - he would have been told every single fucking thing aligned against him, and most of what was coming.

I'm not bull-shitting. People called this out.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:10 PM (MbZQy)

297
"Speaking of Donkey Chompers, is she in any way admitting her
boneheaded move in NYC opposing Amazon or is she doubling down on stupid
and celebrating? Or just hiding under a rock and shutting up, which
seems outside her skill set?"
-Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:01 PM (MxEKc)


======

There are indications that she realizes she effed up. She's been on twitter making hysterical defenses. She made a crazy analogy about pizza (obviously written for her by Saikat Chabrabarti, who will soon need a nickname like Val-Jar's). I interpret her triumphal hugging tour of the Bronx, which would have been less affected by the benefits of HQ2, as an attempt to change the subject or change the argument.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:10 PM (13CQC)

298 I still have vivid memory in summer 1978 in basic training at Lackland, Iranians everywhere also in training. By 1979 that was all over and nuke Iran was the cry.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 02:10 PM (/rm4P)

299 I have a long box, standard 2500 with 270k on it and I am scared of what happens when it hits 350!
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:00 PM


Long beds are quite difficult to obtain, and sought by the cool kids.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 02:11 PM (DMUuz)

300 293 It seems people love to be distracted with the latest shiny. And never taught history at all. It's appalling and sad to see. I take comfort in knowing I might be dead before these youngsters take over the country. Their ignorance and indoctrination is just terrible to watch. They are dumb and have no critical thinking or thinking for themselves.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:11 PM (s2J6c)

301
Grow up.



I'm sorry, but sometimes the naivete of Americans drives me bonkers.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:10 PM (Rxduq)

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Okay, we're a big country, is there anything we could have done to prevent that disastrous Revolution?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:11 PM (13CQC)

302 #5 I was dreaming of a nearby nation across the gulf as a sea of glass on 9/12

Posted by: torabora at February 17, 2019 02:13 PM (GBCiv)

303 The evil thing about the tyrant you know is he knows the tyrants you don't.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 02:13 PM (/rm4P)

304 Pat Caddell is mort?

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (ZO3yc)

305 301, butt out or better yet, just nuke it and be done.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (9L2du)

306 303 Libya turned out just fine, didn't it? I mean, if you like the whole Mad Max environment. Totes cool.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (s2J6c)

307 I don't know my history in any detail, but that shah was a horror in many ways, wasn't he? Was there no one better? In that part of the world, maybe not, but maybe we should have done more management of a guy who was so bad that he paved a path to the Revolution.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 01:51 PM (13CQC)

Dan wasn't saying the Shah was the horror. His point was the US meddling in the savage's way of life was the horror.

The Shah was a pussy cat compared to the horror in Tehran today.

President Carter cut off all military aid to him due to "human rights" abuses which left him weak and vulnerable. Carter wouldn't know a "human right" if it was shoved up his squeak hole.

That is the real horror.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (Z+IKu)

308 Without the Iranian revolution 911 would likely not have happened.

Posted by: torabora at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (GBCiv)

309 >>Same trip I was in Helsinki.

Did you happen to notice there is a Boston sports themed bar at the Helsinki airport? It's weird, the entire place is covered with pictures and memorabilia of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. In Finland.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (/tuJf)

310 I'm not bull-shitting. People called this out.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:10 PM (MbZQy)

I don't blame him but he was caught off guard by the backstabbing DC crowd. I'm surprised by the resistance to him. It's pretty ridic

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:15 PM (RZ6R1)

311 I think a long memory is a good thing. I think that is one of this country's biggest problems. We forget everything too quickly, like 9/11/2001 never really happened and muslims are our friends. Fuck that.
Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:09 PM (2sCft)

They wouldn't let our national anger set in. Yes, there was outrage, but the powers that be siphoned off the edge by endless stupid "candle light vigils" and flowers and all that other nonsense as well as channeling our jingoistic impulses toward celebrating the first responders and reciting the name of the victims. They made us respond in a cuck fashion,
Oh, and don't show videos of the planes hitting the towers! And go shopping, please!

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 02:15 PM (NFEMn)

312 Speaking of Carter, why isn't he mort?

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:15 PM (9L2du)

313 Yeah Pat is room temperature, seemed a reasonable Democrat which isn't possible these days.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 02:16 PM (/rm4P)

314 305 301, butt out or better yet, just nuke it and be done.
Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (9L2du)

A++

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:16 PM (RZ6R1)

315
Keep trading "The Devil You Know" for whatever you get in return. This point has been made with almost every "Nation-Building Intervention", ever.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 02:08 PM (Ckg4U)

=====
At some point, the damn lid's gonna blow off, and what happens next isn't a peaceful transition of power to something more democratic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:16 PM (13CQC)

316 312 9 rings for mortal men doomed to die

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 02:16 PM (/rm4P)

317 That is the real horror.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (Z+IKu)


This guy gets it. There's a reason, when I travel around for work, that most Americans are viewed now as targets.

Most Americans that can afford to travel are so fucking stupid that they're targets.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:17 PM (MbZQy)

318 309 I came over on the ferry boat from Stockholm so no I didn't. I did see a 7-Eleven in Gothenburg, Sweden. That was funny. And Lionel Richie music while drinking a Pepsi in Estonia. Same trip. I was behind the Iron Curtain touring professionally with a Christian musical group.


Same trip we got to see Salispils outside of Riga. Our guide was all pissy when I pointed out they had allies in East Germany. She was quick to point out they are still Germans. Tad touchy about that. Haha.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:17 PM (s2J6c)

319 Bought my 2005 2500 hd for 8K 4 yrs ago with 90 K miles

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 01:58 PM (RZ6R1)



Only thing one needs is a good mechanic.

Got 170k on my F150. A couple of years ago he said he thought it would be good for 250k.
Last time I took it in he revised his comment.
He has a customer with 500k on his 150.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:18 PM (ePWRo)

320 What does HRCWNBPOTUS mean?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:18 PM (6a9Py)

321 We're on the wrong side in Syria.

There is no right side in Syria.




Except for being on the side of the Kurds.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 02:18 PM (yQpMk)

322 Okay, we're a big country, is there anything we could have done to prevent that disastrous Revolution?

Yeah--not pulling the rug out from under an ally and acting like a wimp. HI, JIMMAH!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (PpJSb)

323 Hairyback Guy @ 307

Nailed it. We'll never fully recover from the twin disasters of Carter and Obama.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (RnzeK)

324 What does HRCWNBPOTUS mean?


Hillary Rodham Clinton will never be..

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (yQpMk)

325 My brand of torture makes you pine for a lamppost

Posted by: Ayatollah Mueller at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (GBCiv)

326 @320: "What does HRCWNBPOTUS mean?"

... will never be ...

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (I/iGu)

327 What does HRCWNBPOTUS mean?

Hillary Rodham Clinton Will Never be POTUS.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (T6t7i)

328 Hillary Rodham Clinton Will Never Be President Of The United States.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (/tuJf)

329 I was late to the book thread...

66 40 ... eeyore, I've read most of the pieces in "Present Concerns". Each one is prescient to say the least. Did Lewis feel the same rage I do at seeing the deliberate, arrogant and ignorant destruction of what's good? Did his faith sustain him?

Perhaps it's time to read the Narnia books. Maybe they will give me a hint at what sustained Lewis.
Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 09:39 AM (bmdz3)
--------
JTB, if you're around, by all means read the Narnia books, but Lewis's science fiction trilogy will more directly give you the answer you're looking for.
(Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength)
The third one actually shows his imagining of what a city taken over by bureaucrats and their beetle-browed enforcers would look like. You have to read the first two to really get the context, though.
Great stuff.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (adsVM)

330 Oh, fret not. Things like bezels and trim pieces will fall off it all the time...but you can beat the shit out of them and they just don't care.

I have always been hard on that truck and it just doesn't care. Was my Guide Rig for the better part of 12 years. Takes abuse like a Muslim wife that thing.


Oh, and there are no Muslims on the Enterprise because it is set in The Future.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (hqsD4)

331 Thanks!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (6a9Py)

332 Grumpy! Never tell them more than you have to!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:19 PM (I/iGu)

333 Except for being on the side of the Kurds.

Only if you are willing to back them to win and everything that comes with that.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2019 02:20 PM (PpJSb)

334 Long beds are quite difficult to obtain, and sought by the cool kids.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 02:11 PM (DMUuz)

They're all over the place in the Berkshires

Course, mostly rotted, but available.

My bed bit the dust a couple of yrs ago

I like a flat bed better anyways

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:20 PM (RZ6R1)

335
President Carter cut off all military aid to him due
to "human rights" abuses which left him weak and vulnerable. Carter
wouldn't know a "human right" if it was shoved up his squeak hole.




Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 02:14 PM (Z+IKu

======

Okay, thanks, there's the history I'm not up on.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:20 PM (13CQC)

336
Most Americans that can afford to travel are so fucking stupid that they're targets.



Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:17


Any time I have gone out of the Country, I study up on where I am going. I'm funny that way.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:20 PM (9L2du)

337 God, I wish Trump was president on 9/11. There would have no more Muslim immigration. The jihadi sisters wouldn't have been elected to Congress because there wouldn't be enough Muslims to elect them and Iraq and A'stan would have quickly been made sheets of glass---and probably been rebuilt in our image by now, with statues of Trump everywhere.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 02:20 PM (NFEMn)

338 Bloomberg news is reporting that i will be back on the bench Tue!


I feel great!

Posted by: RBG at February 17, 2019 02:20 PM (MAstk)

339 324 What does HRCWNBPOTUS mean?


Nirvana right ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:21 PM (RZ6R1)

340 Saikat Chabrabarti = Sailkat?

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 02:21 PM (RuIsu)

341 336 Friends of mine rely on me to tell them where trouble is whenever they travel. I saved their ass on their riverboat tour. I laughed when they called to tell me "You were right!" No kidding.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:21 PM (s2J6c)

342
Speaking of Carter, why isn't he mort?

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:15 PM (9L2du)

=====
White privilege.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:22 PM (13CQC)

343 Every mechanic that sees my truck tries to buy it.

Long Box, 3/4 Ton w/ Tow Package and Standard Shift is hard to come by anymore.

I would not buy any other type of truck, though.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:22 PM (hqsD4)

344 I think Carter is too dumb to die. Maybe?

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:22 PM (s2J6c)

345 PDT, who had admitted to the buying and selling of politicians, said he was astonished at the level of corruption in DC.

That's a high level of corruption.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:22 PM (ePWRo)

346 Most Americans that can afford to travel are so fucking stupid that they're targets.
Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:17




Any time I have gone out of the Country, I study up on where I am going. I'm funny that way.
Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:20 PM (9L2du)


Go figure. Get this - in South America - Trump is revered.

There is a reason Democrats only want Central Americans.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:23 PM (MbZQy)

347 #311 All the Bush's doing. It still sickens me. They kept the open borders open and let them keep flowing in.

By
The
Millions

Posted by: torabora at February 17, 2019 02:23 PM (GBCiv)

348 At some point, the damn lid's gonna blow off, and what happens next
isn't a peaceful transition of power to something more democratic.
=====

What in the seven names of hell is something more democratic? See French Revolution, Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, Libya, etc. Is Sisi in Egypt worse than the hellish 'democratically elected' Morsi. Mob rule is not democracy by any stretch of the imagination.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2019 02:23 PM (MIKMs)

349 Communists and Shia lunatics seize power. Some revolution.


The only good part of the Iranian Revolution was watching all the commie cadres that thought they were going to be back in power going up against the wall under the Islamists.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 02:24 PM (yQpMk)

350 I'm heading to Hungary next month. I hope and assume they approve of Christian Americans and PDT.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:24 PM (6a9Py)

351 Only thing one needs is a good mechanic.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:18 PM
(ePWRo)

In the Berkshires, you need that and HD MIG welder.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:24 PM (RZ6R1)

352 350 My friend loved Budapest and said the people were great. I'd go visit there. It seems "okay".

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:25 PM (s2J6c)

353 At some point, the damn lid's gonna blow off, and what happens next

isn't a peaceful transition of power to something more democratic.=====
What
in the seven names of hell is something more democratic? See French
Revolution, Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, Libya, etc. Is Sisi in Egypt worse
than the hellish 'democratically elected' Morsi. Mob rule is not
democracy by any stretch of the imagination.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2019 02:23 PM (MIKMs)


I'll say it until the cows come home - Democracy is two wolves and a sheep.

I'm sick of democracy. Sick to my guts.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:25 PM (MbZQy)

354 I'm trying to figure out if I can make enough $ selling my house and buying bro out of this one, that I can take a little vacay to the Caribbean. Or maybe Burmuda. I would like to co to the Cook Islands, but not in the budget.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:26 PM (9L2du)

355 Yeah, no offense gals, but let's have a man in that job. And real adult man, not some squishy Republican politician.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:30 PM (cY3LT)
---
Jean Kirkpatrick was more man than any of you could ever hope to be!
Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)


Jean Kirkpatrick is dead. And Nikki Haley quit. You don't have to White Knight for them. Neither of them are candidates for the job RIGHT NOW.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 02:26 PM (cY3LT)

356 I can recommend Hungary personally.
Go see Buda.
And Pest.

Posted by: navybrat hates disco music at February 17, 2019 02:26 PM (w7KSn)

357 To show the world after 9/11 we weren't Islamophobic we let them build 10 times more mosques since then than the 200 years previously.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 02:27 PM (/rm4P)

358 Bitter Clinger. Haven't been to Budapest since PDT happened so cannot answer that question. We had a great time and loved the city. No anti-American sentiment at all.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 02:27 PM (N3JsI)

359 "Most Americans that can afford to travel are so fucking stupid that they're targets.
Posted by: Steve Borden"


Like biking around to world and spending time with the locals to promote world peace and have cool photos for Hatebook?

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:27 PM (MxEKc)

360 Long Box, 3/4 Ton w/ Tow Package and Standard Shift is hard to come by anymore.

I would not buy any other type of truck, though.
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2019 02:22 PM (hqsD4)

Sounds great but it's kinda hard to plow with a standard

People do it, I find it harder.

I have a 900lb V plow and I have to pay attention to it

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:27 PM (RZ6R1)

361 Varna!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 17, 2019 02:27 PM (I/iGu)

362 357 And everyone reading the Koran to show they weren't Islamophobes. Saw it every single day on the subway. It sickened me. Still does.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:28 PM (s2J6c)

363 Jean Kirkpatrick was more man than any of you could ever hope to be!
Posted by: Bill the Cat at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)
+++++
IIRC, Didn't Bill the Cat date Jean Kirkpatrick back in the '80 on the Bloom County comic strip. Good times!!

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at February 17, 2019 02:28 PM (2sCft)

364 Tow package is something to look for whether you tow or not.

The package should include an oil cooler, a transmission cooler and an over sized radiator or radiator assist. These items will contribute to the overall life of your drive-train.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:28 PM (ePWRo)

365 Radical Islam was eliminated in the year 2026 under the reign of TGE, glory and honor be unto him. The peaceful adherents of that religion converted to Christianity and renounced Allah as a fraud.

Posted by: kallisto, from the year 2035. at February 17, 2019 02:29 PM (ZO3yc)

366 President Carter cut off all military aid to him due
to "human rights" abuses which left him weak and vulnerable.


Kind of like the Democrat Congress that cut off aid to South Vietnam, leading to its fall.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:29 PM (pg90N)

367 363 Yes he did. LOL

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:29 PM (s2J6c)

368 352 356>>>

I am going to Budapest.

Partly for vacation, partly to investigate into dual citizenship.

I'm 1/8th Hungarian and have read that if you can prove ancestry you can gain citizenship.

Exit strategy and all, in case the years ahead get ugly here in the US.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:30 PM (6a9Py)

369 "Most Americans that can afford to travel are so fucking stupid that they're targets.
Posted by: Steve Borden"

Like biking around to world and spending time with the locals to promote world peace and have cool photos for Hatebook?
Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:27 PM (MxEKc)


Yeah - like that.

The world is more like the Trailer Park. It looks you over to see what you got, and how easy they can take it. Honestly - I can think of quite a few nics I'd like to plop down over in The World. Just to fucking watch.

I'm a dick like that.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:30 PM (MbZQy)

370 Stupid cash for clunkers hammered the affordability of used cars for many Americans. Which was the plan of course....because TRAINS!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:30 PM (r+sAi)

371 ...it seems I was wrong.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (T6t7i)


You usually are.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 02:30 PM (cY3LT)

372 Like biking around to world and spending time with the locals to promote world peace and have cool photos for Hatebook?
Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:27 PM (MxEKc)


We should encourage more leftists to cycle through Tajikstan.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (pg90N)

373 We forget everything too quickly, like 9/11/2001 never really happened and muslims are our friends.

And we elect a crypto-muz named Hussein.

White guilt and open borders will kill us deader than the Roman Senate.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (LL1Be)

374 I am going to Budapest.

Partly for vacation, partly to investigate into dual citizenship.

I'm 1/8th Hungarian and have read that if you can prove ancestry you can gain citizenship.

Exit strategy and all, in case the years ahead get ugly here in the US.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:30 PM (6a9Py)

I have friends there.

They love it

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (RZ6R1)

375 The Soviet Union, France, and Jimmy Carter are the modern parents of the shithole that is Iran.

The initial government that replaced the Shah was a Socialist, Bani-Sadr as a result of over fifty years of Russian sabotage
.
France, ever eager to fcuk over the U.S. and Great Britain actively sheltered Khomeini and his cult.

Carter wanted the Shah gone because Pahlavi was a behind-the-scenes supporter of Israel and therefore a threat to Jim's P.L.O. buddies (who were also Commie funded stooges, directly and indirectly by Egypt and Russia).

For the past forty years I've witnessed the devastation in terror and human waste caused by that antisemitic cracker with no balls.

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (0x00j)

376 Prove ancestry?
I will assume Attila figures large in those calculations...

Posted by: navybrat hates disco music at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (w7KSn)

377
What in the seven names of hell is something more
democratic? See French Revolution, Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, Libya, etc.
Is Sisi in Egypt worse than the hellish 'democratically elected' Morsi.
Mob rule is not democracy by any stretch of the imagination.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2019 02:23 PM (MIKMs

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That's my point. I'm just talking about how things go. Populist revolutions in half-civilized societies are disasters -- even sometimes in civilized societies using the French example. Throw in Germany 1930s.


We know this. Aren't there things we can do to prevent populist revolutions in ally countries? NOT making Hillary the Secretary of State is one, but what else could we have done in Iran? What would Reagan have done regarding the shah's human rights abuses? Just curious.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (13CQC)

378 >>Exit strategy and all, in case the years ahead get ugly here in the US.

If things get that ugly here I don't think Europe is going to be a safe haven.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (/tuJf)

379 As a single female working in the airline business in the '70's and '80's I chased all over the world...usually by myself. You could not pay me enough money to get me to leave the States now. I don't feel all that safe here but there's no way I'd tempt the Fates by crossing our border.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 02:32 PM (RnzeK)

380 342
Speaking of Carter, why isn't he mort?


The Peanut Diet.

Posted by: Dr. Atkins, South Beach, FL at February 17, 2019 02:32 PM (ZxU8C)

381
Carter wanted the Shah gone because Pahlavi was a
behind-the-scenes supporter of Israel and therefore a threat to Jim's
P.L.O. buddies (who were also Commie funded stooges, directly and
indirectly by Egypt and Russia).


Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (0x00j

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Holy shit, really? It's believable but wow.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (13CQC)

382 Exit strategy and all, in case the years ahead get ugly here in the US.

If things get that ugly here I don't think Europe is going to be a safe haven.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (/tuJf


Gents - I can assure you, there's no fucking where else to go.

This is your hill. Like it or not.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (MbZQy)

383 Bermuda is nice if you golf or tennis. Or just like a civilized island experience.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (ZO3yc)

384 Speaking of Carter, why isn't he mort?
Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:15 PM (9L2du)

Oh, he will be, soon.

I have champagne chilling and a nice Cohiba for the event.

The bastard has lots of blood on his unclean hands.

Hell has a nice Habitat for Assholes place waiting for him.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (Z+IKu)

385 When Carter shuffles off that is one funeral I am not watching. I will be cracking a cold one or two. I've waited a long time for him to croak.

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:34 PM (s2J6c)

386 Yep, Carter is an obvious anti-Semite.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:34 PM (r+sAi)

387 If things get that ugly here I don't think Europe is going to be a safe haven.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (/tuJf)

....

I've thought that, too.

But options are options.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2019 02:34 PM (6a9Py)

388 Bermuda is nice if you golf or tennis. Or just like a civilized island experience.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2019 02:33 PM (ZO3yc)


No golf or tennis. Just a quiet beach, a book and plenty of beer.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2019 02:35 PM (9L2du)

389 Holy shit, really? It's believable but wow.




Jimmy Carter: History's Greatest Monster

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 02:35 PM (yQpMk)

390 Hey, that story about the mass shooting that killed a lot of people in Aurora, IL, where did that story go?

Killer was a black ex-felon, people he killed were white.

Where did the story go?

Where's our national conversation?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 17, 2019 02:35 PM (+fPHo)

391 Nood

Posted by: turambar at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (s2J6c)

392 hat would Reagan have done regarding the shah's human rights abuses? Just curious.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:31 PM (13CQC)


The best move was to shut our damn mouths ... because the human rights abuses have to happen with certain groups of humans.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (MbZQy)

393 379 As a single female working in the airline business in the '70's and '80's I chased all over the world...usually by myself. You could not pay me enough money to get me to leave the States now. I don't feel all that safe here but there's no way I'd tempt the Fates by crossing our border.
Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 02:32 PM (RnzeK)

I used to fly Braniff 1st class from Dallas to London like 5 times a year in the 70's. That was when first class meant something.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (RZ6R1)

394 Carter wanted the Shah gone because Pahlavi was a
behind-the-scenes supporter of Israel and therefore a threat to Jim's P.L.O. buddies (who were also Commie funded stooges, directly and indirectly by Egypt and Russia).


I just figured he was protecting his shutout of never getting anything right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (pg90N)

395 >>When Carter shuffles off that is one funeral I am not watching. I will be cracking a cold one or two. I've waited a long time for him to croak.

Good fishing too.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 02:36 PM (/tuJf)

396
I'll say it until the cows come home - Democracy is two wolves and a sheep.

I'm sick of democracy. Sick to my guts.


Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:25 PM (MbZQy

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You're right there, wrong choice of words on my part. Not "democratic" but "civilized" maybe? Fristance, I'm a fan of the Saudi royal family, Islam and all. That place would turn into a powder keg overnight if they started voting instead of letting the al-Sauds make decisions.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:37 PM (13CQC)

397 Stupid cash for clunkers hammered the affordability of used cars for many Americans. Which was the plan of course....because TRAINS!
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 02:30 PM (r+sAi)

Fact.
I can attest to this because i was in the business.
Took millions of affordable, reliable (if a bit worn) automobiles and light trucks and massacred them and in the process priced millions of working Americans out of the used car market, forced many small businessmen out of business., and jacked up the price of used parts....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 02:37 PM (NFEMn)

398 We forget everything too quickly, like 9/11/2001 never really happened and muslims are our friends.


We didn't forget. GWB changed the language and the focus. (Alinsky)

He said religion of peas instead of We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:38 PM (ePWRo)

399 You're right there, wrong choice of words on my
part. Not "democratic" but "civilized" maybe? Fristance, I'm a fan of
the Saudi royal family, Islam and all. That place would turn into a
powder keg overnight if they started voting instead of letting the
al-Sauds make decisions.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:37 PM (13CQC)


Yet between 1/3 and 1/2 of the 9/11 crew came from Saudi. They ain't dictatoring enough.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:38 PM (MbZQy)

400 Ah, REDACTED...those were the days. I still have a paper boarding pass from Braniff (where I trained) for a flight from Panama City (Panama) to Miami...three days before they went bankrupt?

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 02:40 PM (RnzeK)

401 Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:18 PM (ePWRo)

What year is your F150? Mine is a 13 5.0L

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 02:41 PM (kiSdp)

402 Lived in South America for several years and still go back to visit with my wife. I never had any trouble but I had/have my eyes wide open and am not prone to pretend the locals are all good, noble people. Some are but there were a lot of savage criminals as well and both groups look and act same and want to get get to know you. Try to blend in and don't walk around with a bandana and a back pack and expensive electronics. Oh, and don't wear the indigenous clothes sold to tourists. It marks you as a naive idiot for the criminals.

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2019 02:42 PM (MxEKc)

403 "Pat Caddell is mort?"Posted by: kallisto


yes, a stroke, only 68. RIP

he was big on recognizing the vast corruption in DC. Until proof otherwise, I'll believe he was murdered by DeepState ... heart attack gun or whatever. Not that I heard that ... but seems about right, considering their ongoing coup, and intent to destroy challengers to their power.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 02:43 PM (Cus5s)

404 301----Okay, we're a big country, is there anything we could have done to prevent that disastrous Revolution?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 17, 2019 02:11 PM (13CQC)
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Our sole interest was to keep Iran out of the Soviet orbit.
The USSR was heavily invested in getting Iran.

We should have supported the Shah more thoroughly at the BEGINNING of his regime.

Eisenhower was smart enough to join the British in removing Mossadegh, a Stalinist tool, and installing the only plausible alternative.
But the US --- under the influence of the socialist DoS --- did not understand the necessity of ruthlessly destroying all of the Stalinist networks.

They especially balked at Pinocheting the foreign networks. (What do you think people like Valerie Jarrett's parents were really doing in Iran?)
And, more understandably, they balked at destroying the crazy religious networks, despite knowing that they were funded by the USSR.

They thought that economic development and modernization would win the day. Yeah, right.

In any case, it is a delusion to believe that American power can determine events so easily. The best of policy is guesswork and may backfire. So much is beyond our control.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2019 02:44 PM (Rxduq)

405 Pinochet ... surprisingly enough - also regarded well here in most parts of South America today.

Posted by: Steve Borden at February 17, 2019 02:46 PM (MbZQy)

406 It's not as if the Shah was a new kid on the block.
The Pahlavi family had ruled Iran since 1925
and were, iirc, legitimate heirs to the throne.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:47 PM (ePWRo)

407 2002 w/a 5.4 triton

Posted by: Braenyard at February 17, 2019 02:49 PM (ePWRo)

408 Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2019 02:32 PM (RnzeK)

I probably wouldn't go south (no real interest in doing so anyway), but I've been to Europe several times the last two years and never once felt anything other than safe, even when seemingly surrounded by plenty of bag (burqa) ladies in London.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 02:54 PM (0hLBF)

409 Didn't read through every comment and I am sure someone much wiser than I already hit on this...but change the language to english, and change some words to death to capitalism, there are more than one gender, etc...and this could have been filmed on the streets of Manhattan, San Fransicko or any other loony liberal bastion. The brainwashing of an entire generation via the schools sounds very similar to me.

Posted by: Mongo, Pawn in Game of Life at February 17, 2019 04:06 PM (rpGA7)

410 Iran's Future? Pretty Grim, If These Kids Are Anything Close To Typical

The Good News: They're not.

That's from their state-run media. Not our state-run media. It's the Mullahs who face a grim future.

Posted by: Jussie N. Casey, Acter at February 17, 2019 04:14 PM (Ndje9)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-17-2019

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Livraria Lello Bookstore, Portugal


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, and everybody who's holding your beer. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by escaped oafs who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which are worn by soy boys all over the world.


Pic Note

A little backstory on this indie bookstore in Porto, Portugal:

In 1906, my great-grandfather, José Lello, and his younger brother, António, created Livraria Lello as we know it today. It’s located right in the heart of the labyrinthine streets of the old town, where you’ll find some of the city’s most important historic attractions. The store was designed by renowned Portuguese engineer Xavier Esteves; its opening was a major event not only in Portugal but throughout Europe.

That central red staircase is quite spectacular. The staircase is an engineering masterpiece and the most photographed element of the bookstore. All the ornaments around the staircase are made of plaster, employing the trompe l’oeil technique to imitate wood. Only the handrails are made of actual wood, brought from Brazil for its high quality. J.K. Rowling, when she lived in Porto, used to visit quite often, and it’s said the staircase was one of the sources of inspiration for the Harry Potter saga. Remember the moving stairs at Hogwarts?

(h/t Scott)


Here's a list of the 30 best local (independent) bookstores. I have no idea what criteria the author used to compile the list, so take it for what it's worth. It might come in handy if you're visiting a city one of the bookstores on the list is in (h/t Timo).



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

MALARIA literally means ‘bad air’; it was originally thought to be caused by inhaling the malodorous air found in stagnant bogs and marshes.

Usage: Malaria is a disease, not a bad night at the opera.

A Little Pizza Romance

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Losing our Minds

Scott also sends along a book recommendation for the memoir Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard:

It's memoir from a young man who lived through China's Cultural revolution, and eventually escaped to the USA. I can't help but see parallels between the violent lefty crap happening and his account of Cultural Revolution - essentially, lawless youth running around inflicting violence on the "wrong" type of people while the police and military stand back and watch. Have you seen this comparison anywhere?

Why yes, yes I have. A while back, I started to write a few words noting the similarity of China's Cultural Revolution to certain aspects of 21st-century America, but I got distracted by some shiny object and never got around to finishing it. It was when I was reading Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang:

An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Students were actually hauling off teachers they didn't like and murdering them in cold blood. And just because you yourself may have happened to be a commie and mouthed all the correct slogans doesn't mean you were exempt from having the mob turn on you at some point. It seemed as if the entire country of China lost its mind and degenerated into a series of 'woker-than-thou' fights where yesterday's 'woke' radicals were eaten alive by an even more 'woke' radical crowd.

And all of this was presided over by Madame Mao, who wielded enormous power during these years, and who made Madame Hillary look like Mother Teresa.

Scott also sent me a photo of some bookends he owns. I get the best pics sent to me by lurkers:

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Moron Recommendations

18 Sci-Fi recommendation:

The World Treasury of Science Fiction

1000 pages or so and full of really good short stories ranging from works from the 30s up to the 80s (it was published in '89).

Some foreign pieces translated into English, too, which was interesting because sci-fi means different things to different cultures. The other neat part was finding work by big name authors who dipped their toe in the genre but became famous for other styles.

Best $5 I've spent in years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 09:09 AM (LX21o)

The World Treasury of Science Fiction is now, sadly, out of print, but used copies can be had for as little as $6.

I cut my eyeteeth on The Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthology series, compiled by Robert Silverberg, Ben Bova, and others. Vol. 1, 2A, 2B, and I think there's Vol. 3 and 4 now. The only Kindle edition available is the one for Vol. 1. The earliest story in the first volume was first published in 1934. It's kind of fun reading about starships zipping through interstellar space with the aid of computers powered by vacuum tubes.

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91 Candace Millard's The River Of Doubt.

Many of you probably have read this one, but it was new to me (Candace takes a great picture by the way, and no disrespect intended). Anyway, this was a very fine story of the harrowing river trip Teddy Roosevelt took after his election loss, a trip that very nearly killed him and most every one else in his expedition. Well-written, gripping story and some new geography to learn about.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Virginia is for comic relief at February 10, 2019 09:45 AM (Z216Q)xxx

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey is a book that they could make a good movie out of, or maybe an Amazon Prime miniseries:

After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.

Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.

So, not your typical summer vacation outing, then. The Kindle edition is reasonably priced at $8.99.

Another moron (h/t Huck Follywood) mentioned one of Millard's other books, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill:

At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England. He arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels and jumpstart his political career. But just two weeks later, Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape—traversing hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him.

See, that'd be another great movie. Of course, these movies won't happen since they're primarily manly stories about manly men doing manly things in manly (i.e tough) environments where they have to man up or lose their man cards, if not their manly lives. The current political climate frowns on these sorts of narratives, and doesn't consider them to be authentic. In fact, their masculinity on display would be considered downright toxic.


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104 Had started Light it Up by Nick Petrie last week and finished it this week, It is the third book in his series about Peter Ash, a veteran with a "certain set of skills". Well-written and tightly plotted and finds characters still dealing with issues from previous books- Ash has PTSD with problems being indoors for long periods of time, which kind of causes issues when one needs to be indoors.New book in series just came out and I have an Amazon gift card tempting me to purchase it...

Posted by: Charlotte at February 10, 2019 09:53 AM (JwHYp)

Light It Up is the third novel featuring Peter Ash, a combat veteran who

...leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry’s son-in-law and the company’s operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry’s daughter and her company vulnerable.

When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he’s guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash?

After finding himself on the defensive for too long, Peter marshals his resources and begins to dig for the truth in a scheme that is bigger—and far more lucrative—than he’d ever anticipated. With so much on the line, his enemy will not give up quietly...and now he has Peter directly in his sights.

So it seems that marijuana can be bad for your health after all.

The first two novels in the Peter Ash series are The Drifter and Burning Bright.


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Books By Morons

Lurking moron SoulEspresso e-mailed this week and asked me to pimp a novel written by a buddy of his. He describes it this way:

It’s a World War I dieselpunk fantasy that deals with different kinds of reality—weird but fun.

The novel is Storm Dreams (The Cycle of Somnium Book 1) by Jeb R. Sherill, his first novel. The Amazon blurb says "Storm Dreams is a fantastic existential adventure and the first published novel of an author who may prove to be one of the strangest writers in the industry."

Do dreams dream? Can a dream become real?

Trapped between the real world and the lands of dream, John Cassidy is a WWI fighter pilot with no memory of his past. He may not even be a real person. Rescued from a dream by a mysterious airship captain named Banner, Cassidy is thrown into a chaos he can't begin to fathom. Forced to flee Armada agents, bounty hunters and the demons of his past, he searches for a meaning to life and the man who dreamed him in the first place. Between dogfights, pirates, demons and the dogged police of the dream worlds, Cassidy pits himself against the armies of both the real and the unreal. Something is very different about himself and Captain Banner, but what it is may require death to discover.

The Kindle edition is $3.99. Also available in paperback and on Audiobook.

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Don't forget the AoSHQ reading group on Goodreads. It's meant to support horde writers and to talk about the great books that come up on the book thread. It's called AoSHQ Moron Horde and the link to it is here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/175335-aoshq-moron-horde.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, insults, threats, ugly pants pics and moron library submissions may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

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1 Well, after seeing this library picture, I know what I will do if I ever win the lottery.

Posted by: no good deed at February 17, 2019 08:44 AM (uTY3H)

2 Early.

Posted by: HH at February 17, 2019 08:44 AM (mIJBI)

3 “I refuse to answer a literal call to adventure, Morty. Let it go to voicemail.” – Rick

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 08:45 AM (kQs4Y)

4 I read Lost In Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuchoff which was recommended here a few weeks ago. This tells the true story of a plane crash during World War II in the remote jungle of Dutch New Guinea. There were only three survivors, two badly injured. The rescue operation was both innovative and dangerous. A second story is the interaction between the Americans and the indigenous stone-age people. An interesting book.

Posted by: Zoltan at February 17, 2019 08:47 AM (qJzsk)

5 That list of the "30 best" independent bookstores is missing one, Eighth Day Books here in Wichita.

https://www.eighthdaybooks.com/

Posted by: Don at February 17, 2019 08:49 AM (2odZQ)

6 Yay Book Thread!

This is the internet. I can just claim I'm wearing pants.

Also, yay for TR and Churchill. They're among my favorites.

I've stopped reading "The Imperial Cruise", a revisionist history that says that everything in Asia is TR's fault. Mom and SisterCousin had read and liked it. SisterCousin has said there are two TR books en route to me. I'm hoping they're an atonement for the commie tripe they got me to read.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 08:50 AM (fuK7c)

7 Working on a read-read of the Sword Of Truth series. Now on the fist book. It has been a while since I read this, but I don't plan on reading the who drawn out series. I also found a David Weber book that Amazon had on sale this week. I will be hitting that one next.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:50 AM (mpXpK)

8 Am I remembering that Connections program correctly and air conditioning came about in part because physicians were trying to figure out how to combat "bad air"?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 08:51 AM (xyung)

9 Livraria Lello Bookstore, Portugal; my God, that's a book store!!!!

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:52 AM (mpXpK)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2019 08:52 AM (90ehy)

11 I read fellow poster AH Lloyd's Man of Destiny series on his recommendation last week.

They're a good read, I would recommend them to you all.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 17, 2019 08:55 AM (TN1P5)

12 A Little Pizza Romance

LOL, a pizza bodice ripper.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:56 AM (mpXpK)

13 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. Hope everyone had a wonderful week of reading.

Love that top photo even if I can't read Portugese. Two things:

I would love to try sketching it in pen and ink. (Don't have the talent but it would be fun to try.)


It would make a fantastic jigsaw puzzle.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 08:56 AM (bmdz3)

14 River of Doubt is terrific. So my favorite Teddy books are:

River of Doubt
Mornings on Horseback
Never Call Retreat

Also, there's this, a TR costume:

https://tinyurl.com/y2r34ual

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 08:57 AM (kQs4Y)

15 Mao moved about 20 million educated people into the countryside to farm (DIE OFF). It appears the Chinese, not a very hardy people, could not live on dirt and muddy water.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 09:00 AM (JFO2v)

16 The Teddy book is great! Their clothes rotted of in several weeks. Very tough people!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 09:01 AM (JFO2v)

17 “The first rule of space travel, kids, is always check out distress beacons. Nine out of ten times it’s a ship full of dead aliens and a bunch of free [BLEEP].” -- Rick

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (kQs4Y)

18 Also, there's this, a TR costume:


Yeah. That's one of the things I hate about "The Imperial Cruise". There's a picture of TR in his Rough Riders uniform and the caption practically sniffs "made for him by Brooks Brothers".

Shit yeah Brooks Brothers. I'm Teddy Roosevelt and I'm going to war with my favorite cowboys, make me look good.

I don't know how anyone can say Brooks Brothers as if it's a bad thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (fuK7c)

19 I read fellow poster AH Lloyd's Man of Destiny series on his recommendation last week.



They're a good read, I would recommend them to you all.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 17, 2019 08:55 AM (TN1P5)

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Glad you liked them! Don't forget to put some stars on Amazon. That helps a lot.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (cfSRQ)

20 I read Wild Swans a few years ago - I ask every person who thinks communism or socialism (or being a leftist democrat) is a good idea if they have read it. If they have not I say - "Then you don't know what the f*ck you are talking about. Read it and get back to me. And read it while sitting in a park in Caracas."

No sure I can go through reading about that extreme period of stupidity, blood lust and torture again. So I may give Gang of One a pass. China, essentially, killed several generations of the best and brightest people . . . on purpose . . . and have yet to recover. I have been there - and I currently live in Hong Kong. I tell you - apart from being able to take and pass standardized tests - the Chinese are not good at a single f*cking thing. In fact, they are not only not good at a lot of things they are downright dangerous at many ( you should see their ideas of public sanitation and construction - it"s a f*cking joke; and they are almost single-handedly responsible for most of the trash in all the oceans ( along with the Philippines).

And it is such a shame - as the country itself is staggeringly beautiful from a natural perspective.

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (h9+By)

21 Here's a list of the 30 best local (independent) bookstores.

I've been to Bruised Apple in Peekskill, but not to any of the others on that list. It really is a lovely store - I not only found a memoir by a Kansas City madam, but some silent film-related sheet music, too.

Peekskill also has a lovely movie theater, the Paramount -

https://tinyurl.com/y566vyuz

- where I saw the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, well worth the show if they're ever in your town.

https://tinyurl.com/y2vdx6b2

But beyond that, Peekskill is a shithole of a town.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (Ki5SV)

22 See, that'd be another great movie. Of course, these movies won't happen
since they're primarily manly stories about manly men doing manly
things in manly (i.e tough) environments where they have to man up or
lose their man cards, if not their manly lives. The current political
climate frowns on these sorts of narratives, and doesn't consider them
to be authentic. In fact, their masculinity on display would be
considered downright toxic.
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If I'm not mistaken, there was a "Young Churchill" movie that came out in the 70s.
Yep, there it is. Young Winston. 1972.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:04 AM (cfSRQ)

23 Jackie Gleason lived in Peekskill, in a round house he called "The Mothership."

https://tinyurl.com/y65fv5hz

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2019 09:04 AM (Ki5SV)

24 Scott, any help on where to find that gunshot bookend? I'd love to give that to a friend as a gift. He's nuts about old mystery/detective novels.

In looking I accidentally found these Portal ones (no longer available, sadly) which are really neat:

https://bit.ly/2GvUhjg

And this katana one that isn't really a bookend but just something fun to look at:

https://amzn.to/2X5qov6

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 09:04 AM (xyung)

25 Yep, “Silver Chair” is still my favorite, and Puddleglum is still The Best Character. I hear him making his grim pronouncements in a dour Midlands accent. Upon falling a mile down through the earth into a sunless chasm, he tells the children “And you must always remember there's one good thing about being trapped down here: it'll save funeral expenses.”

But he is also a creature of constancy and fortitude and sees through pretty shrouds of sorcery: “One word, Ma'am," he said, coming back from the fire; limping, because of the pain. "One word. All you've been saying is quite right, I shouldn't wonder. I'm a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won't deny any of what you said. But there's one more thing to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things-trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play world. I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia. So, thanking you kindly for our supper, if these two gentlemen and the young lady are ready, we're leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to spend our lives looking for Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that's a small loss if the world's as dull a place as you say.”

Oh, and one thing these editions of mine sorely lack is a good set of maps. I was consulting Paul Ford’s “Companion to Narnia” throughout the series and he had a decent cut-away of Ettinsmoor, Underland and Bism:

https://narnia.fandom.com/wiki/Underland ((click to engorge))

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:04 AM (kQs4Y)

26 18 Also, there's this, a TR costume:


Yeah. That's one of the things I hate about "The Imperial Cruise". There's a picture of TR in his Rough Riders uniform and the caption practically sniffs "made for him by Brooks Brothers".

Shit yeah Brooks Brothers. I'm Teddy Roosevelt and I'm going to war with my favorite cowboys, make me look good.

I don't know how anyone can say Brooks Brothers as if it's a bad thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (fuK7c)


Because it's an indicator of privilege and power. Completely different than the clothes Moochelle or Kamala buy. Those are girl power.

It's simple when you know the answer first.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:05 AM (VaN/j)

27 Shit yeah Brooks Brothers. I'm Teddy Roosevelt and I'm going to war with my favorite cowboys, make me look good.

I don't know how anyone can say Brooks Brothers as if it's a bad thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (fuK7c)

****

Yer damn skippy.

TR: "Don't like my uniform? I don't give a f*ck. You won't be there when I am looking good charging up San Juan Hill, my good douche bag! Bully!"

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:05 AM (h9+By)

28 Mao moved about 20 million educated people into the countryside to farm (DIE OFF). It appears the Chinese, not a very hardy people, could not live on dirt and muddy water.
Posted by: rhennigantx

After Nixon normalized relations w/ China, Richard Pryor was a guest on the Tonight show. Carson asked Pryor if he thought being friends with China was a good idea.

Pryor replied "I think you should be friends with a billion of anything".

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2019 09:06 AM (90ehy)

29 Good Sunday morning, horde!

Adding to my next-to read list Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. Looks like my kind of book.

"Students were actually hauling off teachers they didn't like and murdering them in cold blood. And just because you yourself may have happened to be a commie and mouthed all the correct slogans doesn't mean you were exempt from having the mob turn on you at some point."

It's the same story, over and over, in Communist revolutions. Similar sentences are in Flight From Terror, which I described last week.

If only I could get my hipster son to read some of these. They are so far removed from real Communism, not having been through the cold war, that they really have no idea how it was.

Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 09:06 AM (OX9vb)

30 Read "Merrill's Marauders" by Gavin Mortimer. Formed in Sept 1943 with 3000 men the unit was named the 1688th Casual Detachment with Col. Charles N. Hunter in command. Trained to operate as a Long Range Penetration Force they were assigned to Lt. Gen. Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell to help clear the Japanese from Northern Burma so he could open the Ledo/Burma road to China. Jan 1944 he renamed them the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) and put Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill in command with Hunter as his executive officer.

Burma was a miserable place to just be, not to mention fighting a war. Feb 1944 the 5307th entered Burma with 2600 men. When disbanded in early Aug 1944 it had 200 men. They had 93 KIA and 8 MIA. The rest were evacuated mostly due to starvation, exhaustion, illness and disease. Stilwell and Merrill were not highly thought of by the Marauders. Stilwell and his staff because of their callous disregard for them, and Merrill because he was seen as a yes-man to Stilwell. It was Hunter they considered the true commander (Merrill was rarely in the field).

It's also one of the few books I've read about the Pacific War that includes the exploits of the Japanese Nisei (2nd generation Japanese Americans) who were linguists with the Military Intelligence Service. 15 were Marauders and served with honor.

Some head music:

Allah-Las - Busman's Holiday
https://youtu.be/IpRh5bChBSM

Gravity is Overrated
Song by First Aid Kit
https://youtu.be/ft5aY1I22j4

Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer soundtrack (1977)
https://youtu.be/1hsHASCmuXc

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 17, 2019 09:07 AM (TDyHc)

31 That be a ROLLING STONE STAIRWAY to some amazing
POT BOILERS..................

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 09:07 AM (5IHGB)

32 The Three Body Problem, the Chinese scifi, had a decent "fictional" discussion of the Great Leap Forward and all that.

I was surprised that the censors allowed it to be so critical

I think cause it took a "mistakes were made but China becomes the greatest anyway" tone

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 17, 2019 09:08 AM (TN1P5)

33 If I'm not mistaken, there was a "Young Churchill" movie that came out in the 70s.
Yep, there it is. Young Winston. 1972.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:04 AM (cfSRQ)
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The one with Simon Ward as Winnie? That was very good. Churchill was quite the lad when young:

https://mashable.com/2015/01/24/winston-churchill-young/#WG4nJvI5QsqC

One of my junior high English textbooks had a chapter from his book on the Boer War wherein he escapes from a Boer prison camp. Would that make the cut in today's textbooks?

https://www.history.com/news/the-daring-escape-that-forged-winston-churchill

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:10 AM (kQs4Y)

34 Just finished a crime mystery I got for free on Amazon, just average, but I read it all.

One of those set in a made-up place in an unnamed state.

Can someone explain to me why authors do this? I would prefer settings to be real.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 17, 2019 09:11 AM (+fPHo)

35 While the library pictured above is indeed impressive, the ornaments and decorations are most likely not " trompe l'oeil ".

Faux Bois maybe

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2019 09:11 AM (RZ6R1)

36 All Hail Eris,

Rick and Morty is supposed to start their 4th season sometime this summer. Maybe.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 17, 2019 09:12 AM (TDyHc)

37 I like my bodice rippers 8 way sliced and crusty clown like too,till the juices run down my tongue and drip on the heaving bosoms of the Domino delivery gals...30 MINUTES ...and I AM FREE...FREE I TELL YA.....

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 09:13 AM (5IHGB)

38 34
Just finished a crime mystery I got for free on Amazon, just average, but I read it all.



One of those set in a made-up place in an unnamed state.



Can someone explain to me why authors do this? I would prefer settings to be real.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 17, 2019 09:11 AM (+fPHo)

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Easier to write.

(Said the guy whose six books all take place in made-up places.)

You have to work harder to describe something real and it constrains your action. Also, you can get stuff wrong. My latest book (still in DoD purgatory) has real places in it, and I had to use photos to refresh my memory on how rooms were laid out, etc. Takes a lot more effort.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:15 AM (cfSRQ)

39 Any Teddy Trufan must watch John Milius's two-part t.v. movie "Rough Riders". His team came from all walks of life (inclusive! diverse!) - Haahhhvud boys with a sense of noblesse oblige, injuns, and hard-bitten Western cowpokes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:15 AM (kQs4Y)

40 Several of us have recently cited C S Lewis's Present Concerns. Here is brief quote from "Interim Report". (1956, comparing Oxford and Cambirdge):

"...But at both there is a minority of unhappy young men really very like the "malcontents" who provide villains for Jacobean drama. They seem to have some grudge or grievance; tense, tight-lipped, hot-eyed, beatle-browed boys.... They are rude ... as it seems, on principle; in the cause of "integrity" or some other equally detestable virtue.... [T]ere may be something wrong with our method of intake, or its quantity (academic overproduction is possibly a real danger)....I fear that if this type continues it will in the next thirty years prove an extremely disastrous element in our national life. These are future schoolmasters and journalists or, worse still, unemployables with degrees. They could do great harm."

Does any of that sound familiar to anyone?

I almost never like to type out passages like that, but thought this one worth it. And it's far from his best essay in the collection.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:15 AM (VaN/j)

41 Brooks Bothers have been doing top flight military uniforms for a long long time. They are even mentioned in W.E.B. Griffin's Marine series. Which if you haven't read it is a damn good series if you like military novels.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 09:16 AM (mpXpK)

42 One of those set in a made-up place in an unnamed state.

Can someone explain to me why authors do this? I would prefer settings to be real.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 17, 2019 09:11 AM (+fPHo)


It's easier, for one thing. If the geography is all in your head, you don't have to worry about clowns snarking "the CVS is on Fifth Street, not on Eighth! And Jwest's Diner wasn't in existence until 2010!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2019 09:16 AM (Ki5SV)

43 Storm Dreams (The Cycle of Somnium Book 1)

Purchased. You had me at strange.

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 09:16 AM (0x00j)

44 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:04 AM (kQs4Y)

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Eris - that quote says it all. I Love The Silver Chair and all the Narnia Books (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite after The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, then the Silver Chair, then the Magician's Nephew. The departure of Reepicheep to Aslan's Country is still one of my favorite scenes in all the books. He flings his sword over the side of his coracle into the sea "I shall need it no longer!" And it sticks, hilt up, like the sword in the stone, in the waves. He then paddles his coracle over the side of the world and is gone, noble mouse, never to be seen in Narnia again until the end of the world.

I do love Puddleglum, though. He was played by good old Tom Baker in the original BBC low-budget version which, despite being low budget, was still pretty good.

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:16 AM (h9+By)

45 I remember seeing "Young Winston" in a movie theater when it first came out - and it's a darned good movie. The score is excellent, too.
Nothing much going on bookwise around here - still reading what I was last week, and trying to get the bathroom renovation completed.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at February 17, 2019 09:17 AM (xnmPy)

46 Asked my wife. She says stuffed crust doesn't turn her on; I should stick with tried and proven methods.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:19 AM (VaN/j)

47 https://www.history.com/news/the-daring-escape-that-forged-winston-churchill


Oh, that's nice.

I believe the Boer War is also the source of "there is nothing quite so exhilarating as to be shot at without effect".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:20 AM (fuK7c)

48 The Narnia tales are full of such great little gems like that. My favorite is Reepicheep's determination to reach his reward:

"My
own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader.
When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall
swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have
not reached Aslan's country, or shot over the edge of the world in some
vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise and Peepiceek
will be head of the talking mice in Narnia."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 09:22 AM (xyung)

49 44
Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:16 AM (h9+By)


I go back and forth between the two, which is my favorite. You are right about the ending of Dawn Treader, it's wonderful. And the early detestable Eustace is a lot of fun. But then, the end of Silver Chair is prime comic Lewis. And Puddleglum is far my favorite of his characters. (But then, Eeyore WOULD say that.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:23 AM (VaN/j)

50 Hey Eris - I found Tom Baker's version (adpated for the TV version) of that very quote.


Excellent actor good old Tom - He was also fantastic as Rasputin and, of course, he is my first and favorite Dr. Who.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh55SzhLkmc



Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:24 AM (h9+By)

51 "With his valet and a vast liquor cabinet that included 18 bottles of scotch whiskey in tow, Churchill arrived in Cape Town in October 1899."

This guy got it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)

52 Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 09:22 AM (xyung)

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Amen MR!

And Eeyore - yes Puddleglum is one of my faves as well. Reepicheep is my favorite, then Puddleglum, then the Pevensie kids, then Mr. Tumnus.

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:27 AM (h9+By)

53 This week, I've been reading Virtue at Market Price by M. E. Meegs. Someone here recommended it.

It's a randy adventure set during the Prohibition, with airship pirates clever conmen (and women).

It's amusing, but not interesting enough to me to read the following books.

Mostly well edited, but I am probably way too bothered that the author doesn't know that "rappelling" is not spelled "repelling."

Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 09:29 AM (OX9vb)

54 Read Book 2 of Larry Correllia's Saga Of the Forgotten Warrior Series "House Of the Assassins"

Fantasy set in a very different then the normal Knights of the Round Table redone stuff.

Set in an India like culture but one that is an island so no land connection to Asia and Europe.

Only problem with it so far is since it is a series still being written I now have to wait two or three years for the next one.

Posted by: Big V at February 17, 2019 09:30 AM (sN665)

55 Still reading "Tank Riders:Into the Reich".

Good account of the drive thru Poland and into Czechoslovakia from 1943-45 by a platoon leader in the Red Army.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 09:30 AM (Z+IKu)

56 19
I read fellow poster AH Lloyd's Man of Destiny series on his recommendation last week.


Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 17, 2019 08:55 AM (TN1P5)

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Just curious - did you have a favorite character?

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:31 AM (cfSRQ)

57 I missed an "and" at 53. "...with airship pirates AND clever conmen..."

A little grammar Nazi comeuppance, right there.

Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 09:31 AM (OX9vb)

58 Churchill, visiting the U.S. during Prohibition, got a medical prescription for alcohol.

https://bit.ly/2X4s9su


Note that the prescription was a minimum, there was no maximum.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:31 AM (fuK7c)

59 51
"With his valet and a vast liquor cabinet that included 18 bottles of
scotch whiskey in tow, Churchill arrived in Cape Town in October 1899."



This guy got it.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)

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He lived to a ripe old age as well.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:32 AM (cfSRQ)

60 I finished reading Money Mischief by Milton Friedman. Publish in 1992, it is directed towards the interested layman rather than economists. The first few chapters and the final couple of chapters are pretty interesting. However, he spends A LOT of time analyzing the U.S. demonetizing silver in 1873; I think he makes a convincing argument that it sparked a depression in the USA and Europe but it didn't need to fill about half of the book.

Informative and helps understanding why money has value and how inflation/deflation cycles are created, but a bit dry: rating = 3.5/5.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 17, 2019 09:32 AM (5Yee7)

61 Publius, I liked that version! Not badly mounted for such a low budget, huh? Now my image of the characters was forever informed by the Pauline Baynes illustrations, but the kids got the friendly (and sometimes angry and quarrelsome) relationship between Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb quite right.

There is going to be a Silver Chair movie, hurray! I think it will come out in 2020.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:33 AM (kQs4Y)

62 Note that the prescription was a minimum, there was no maximum.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:31 AM (fuK7c)

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Made Truman stop the train for scotch. Refused to drink bourbon.


Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:33 AM (cfSRQ)

63 For those interested in truly out of the box thinking, the Science Fiction Hall of Fame includes a remarkable novelette by James Blish: "Surface Tension." It follows an adventure of descendants of men who've been miniaturized and adapted to living in puddles, and what they must learn to do to "cross space:" i.e., to move from one puddle to another. A genuinely trailblazing vision.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 17, 2019 09:36 AM (RmBQf)

64

Don Winslow's books about the Border, the Cartels, Drugs, etc are a big hit. If anyone is interested in these types of books.

The Power of the Dog Series, in particular
https://tinyurl.com/yyuze5p4

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 17, 2019 09:37 AM (OKeCc)

65 @60 --- well crap! I had a formatting error. I didn't mean for that to be in italicans.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 17, 2019 09:37 AM (5Yee7)

66 40 ... eeyore, I've read most of the pieces in "Present Concerns". Each one is prescient to say the least. Did Lewis feel the same rage I do at seeing the deliberate, arrogant and ignorant destruction of what's good? Did his faith sustain him?

Perhaps it's time to read the Narnia books. Maybe they will give me a hint at what sustained Lewis.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 09:39 AM (bmdz3)

67 You got a problem wit' Italicans?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:39 AM (kQs4Y)

68 Even if it's these pants, which are worn by soy boys all over the world.

If you're wearing those pants, international law requires that you wear your hair slicked down and parted in the middle like that.

Good morning.

Posted by: mindful webworker agrees with Egon, print is dead, at February 17, 2019 09:40 AM (dRfXw)

69 Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 17, 2019 09:36 AM (RmBQf)
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I'm gonna find that one! I still maintain that the finest SF can be found in short stories. I'm a sucker for series for character development and world-building, but to explore an idea the short story can't be beat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:42 AM (kQs4Y)

70 There is going to be a Silver Chair movie, hurray! I think it will come out in 2020.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:33 AM (kQs4Y)

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Oh that's wonderful news - ! Thanks - thought they had shelved them for good.

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:43 AM (h9+By)

71 YAY book thread!!!

the library photo is cool, and also a vit creepy - the red stairs look like the tongue of a huge cobra

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 09:43 AM (BJlbN)

72 CBS Sunday Morning just had the author Don Winslow on and he is a bleeding heart leftist about illegal immigration.

It is annoying when the leftist lib interviewing someone lets the interviewee say what Winslow said, something like, "they are mostly innocent hard working people," and then never question it.

Not question whether some are innocent and hard working, simply ask, "should we then let them all in?"

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 17, 2019 09:43 AM (+fPHo)

73 Good morning.

With today's theme, I'd like to recommend, "Escape from Red China" by Robert Loh.

Excellent book on the cultural revolution and the lengths to which those in power would go to present themselves as the face of progress.

The only reason Hillary looks like Mother Teresa in comparison to Madame Mao is due to the fact Hillary will never be president of the United States.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 09:43 AM (WEBkv)

74 Maxscene is such stupid scrunt.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 17, 2019 09:44 AM (fkYmC)

75 Off to bed here in HK - till tomorrow my hordlings!

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 17, 2019 09:44 AM (h9+By)

76 Just read most of the Manafort/Mueller PSR linked by Drudge.

Agreeing to a minimum sentence of 210 months ... especially at 69 years of age is effin insane. I wouldn't sign...as he did in blue ink...that 'agreement' because it got Manafort nothing. I don't get that...

The big thing that jumped off the pages was the incredible amounts of money this guy was supposedly paid...huge sums in foreign accounts ... for doing what? I see little proffered by the government as examples of what could be called 'work'. What did he do to get paid that money. The case did not answer that question in anything other than a cursory off handed fashion.

Yet dispite the large sums of money he is alleged to control, Manafort goes and lies to US lending institutions to take out loans for $1.5M properties X3. Why bother if you have lots of cash? Doesn't make any sense since he is also demonstrated to spend millions on improvements paying cash from those same accounts...even as much or more than the fudged bank loans. Why lie to banks to get loans and turn around and spend vast sums of cash from those accounts? (e.g. $500k on landscaping). He could have forgone the loans, paid cash, and still had many millions left.

So off to prison he goes leaving us wondering who pays millions for 'nothing'.

Posted by: torabora at February 17, 2019 09:44 AM (GBCiv)

77 Hey baby, I want to stuff your crust.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

78 As I slog through From Here to Eternity (at this stage it's just an endurance test) I started reading Sidney Powell's License to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Before I saw her on Life, Liberty and Levin I was completely unaware of who she was but her performance that night assured me that she took a lot more of a jaundiced look at the band of fucks that Mueller oversees than mushmouth Andy McCarthy based on experience arguing against many of them, particularly Andrew Weissmann, on appeals court in the Enron and Merrill Lynch cases and before the Supreme Court in the Arthur Anderson case where the convictions were unanimously reversed.

This isn't a book to read if you want to have happy thoughts about the dedicated public servants at DOJ that Sleepy Jeff defended against attacks by that meanie DJT. In fact Barr should take a flame thrower to the whole shit show and if there's a token non villain in the ashes, too fucking bad. The place has been the central hive of the deep state going back at least as far as the Ted Stevens case (and there are some highly disturbing details about the plane crash in which Stevens and others died) and maybe before. And there are more than a few federal judges in on the scam which maybe John "FISA Court" Roberts might admit if he wondered if I was up to kicking him in the balls one more time.

Sidney Powell would make a good 'ette.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 09:45 AM (y7DUB)

79 Here's a scan of "Surface Tension" from Galaxy Magazine (1952):

https://tinyurl.com/msux4og

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:45 AM (kQs4Y)

80 But he is also a creature of constancy and fortitude and sees through pretty shrouds of sorcery: "I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:04 AM (kQs4Y)


Exactly. Puddleglum's fortitude and unwavering faith save Pole and Eustace from disaster again and again. The successful completion of their quest was simply not possible without him.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 09:46 AM (ebz3G)

81 61 Publius, I liked that version! Not badly mounted for such a low budget, huh? Now my image of the characters was forever informed by the Pauline Baynes illustrations, but the kids got the friendly (and sometimes angry and quarrelsome) relationship between Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb quite right.

There is going to be a Silver Chair movie, hurray! I think it will come out in 2020.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:33 AM (kQs4Y)


Maybe it's my age, having grown up with "lower production values", but I have never seen why so many are blind to the virtues of TV and movies which aren't hyper-realistic visually. The classic case for me is the contrast between Claudius and GoT. In my eyes, the former beats the latter all hollow in everything except visuals. (But then I have read Claudius, and haven't and won't read GoT.)

Personally, I'm skeptical about adaptations. I thought TLTW&TW was quite good, Caspian was weak. And, IMO, the Potter movies showed the same progression. I think that what happens is the directors are so taken with special effects they slight include things like characterization and humor, which become less prominent as the series goes.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:46 AM (VaN/j)

82 O ya baby, I want to eat your cheese...wait, what?

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 17, 2019 09:47 AM (fkYmC)

83 As I slog through From Here to Eternity (at this stage it's just an endurance test)
---
Yeah, I was afraid of that. My father and I don't agree on subject matter, but I respect the man's evaluation of quality writing.

As my old drill sergeant used to say: "sorry for ya."

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:48 AM (cfSRQ)

84 Currently finishing Rick Atkinson's "Liberation" trilogy. Military history at its most page-turning. Many revelations, not least of which is that the Allied commanders were a bunch of catty bitches. Monty comes off particularly badly.

Highly recommended.


Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 17, 2019 09:48 AM (j4zcI)

85 Yeah. That's one of the things I hate about "The Imperial Cruise". There's a picture of TR in his Rough Riders uniform and the caption practically sniffs "made for him by Brooks Brothers".

Shit yeah Brooks Brothers. I'm Teddy Roosevelt and I'm going to war with my favorite cowboys, make me look good.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (fuK7c)


In as much there was still relatively little "ready-made" clothing in the 1890s, of course a senior officer is going to have his uniforms tailor-made -- they all did. Even enlisted men needed to have their uniforms adjusted by the military tailors on the regimental rolls.

TR's bravery in combat is not in dispute: just Commie $h!t-stains trying to pull down the reputation of a better man than themselves.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 17, 2019 09:48 AM (5Yee7)

86 It seemed as if the entire country of China lost its mind and degenerated into a series of 'woker-than-thou' fights where yesterday's 'woke' radicals were eaten alive by an even more 'woke' radical crowd.

==

Literally, in Wuxuan, where politically motivated cannibalism occured in 1968

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y65amfcr

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 09:48 AM (BJlbN)

87 Am I remembering that Connections program correctly
and air conditioning came about in part because physicians were trying
to figure out how to combat "bad air"?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 08:51 AM (xyung)


Yes and no. The palliative treatment for malaria was cold air, which was created in the one doctors clinic by running fresh air to the ward over a bucket of ice, but sometimes in the south the ice ships didn't come. The doctor knew some physics and realized that air cooled further as it expanded, so he did some sideways thinking to build a contraption to compress, cool, and expand air to make it cooler.
He expanded that idea to cool things like champagne and make his own ice, which turned out to be more lucrative than shipping ice in from New England.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 09:48 AM (mUa7G)

88 66 40 ... eeyore, I've read most of the pieces in "Present Concerns". Each one is prescient to say the least. Did Lewis feel the same rage I do at seeing the deliberate, arrogant and ignorant destruction of what's good? Did his faith sustain him?

Perhaps it's time to read the Narnia books. Maybe they will give me a hint at what sustained Lewis.
Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 09:39 AM (bmdz3)


Well, clearly Lewis disliked our modern ills as much as any of us. But he also had much better control of his rage than most of us. And faith is the obvious thing to look at. Hooper called him the most converted man he'd ever met.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:49 AM (VaN/j)

89 It appears the Pros 2020 messaging will key of Min wages, less than 3% of all full time workers.

LESS THAN 3%!

Minimum wages paychecks apply to less than 1 PERCENT of all workers putting in 35 hour/week.

This is Union promotion and tactics. Many times a union contract is tied to Min Wages so that the TRICKLE UP effect can be 4 or 5 fold!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 09:49 AM (JFO2v)

90 I, Claudius book >> A Song of Ice and Fire (GoT)
GoT TV >> I, Claudius TV (which I love)



Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 09:51 AM (1UZdv)

91 Okay, I get the hint.

I mentioned above that I probably need to read the Narnia series. But with all the comments about which book is someones's favorite and why, and charming characters and why and a bunch of other matters, you have shamed me into getting started, dammit.

Not that I take this personally or anything. :-)

PS: I already have "The Narnia Companion". I'll keep it at hand while reading the stories.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 09:51 AM (bmdz3)

92 77 Hey baby, I want to stuff your crust.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

Pizza porn is making me hungry!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 09:52 AM (JFO2v)

93 update on my Book Thread goal - read Good Omens

took a bit to get into it but ended up really liking it

the tv series come to Prime end of May

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 09:52 AM (BJlbN)

94 76
Posted by: torabora at February 17, 2019 09:44 AM (GBCiv)


What gets me about that is not that Manafort is being punished - he's long had a dicey rep even on our side - but the vast number of people who won't be. Face it, McCabe MAY get a slap on the wrist, and the rest will skate. THAT is disgusting.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:52 AM (VaN/j)

95 Maybe it's my age, having grown up with "lower
production values", but I have never seen why so many are blind to the
virtues of TV and movies which aren't hyper-realistic visually. The
classic case for me is the contrast between Claudius and GoT. In my
eyes, the former beats the latter all hollow in everything except
visuals. (But then I have read Claudius, and haven't and won't read
GoT.)


Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:46 AM (VaN/j)

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Gotta love I, Claudius. I wish there was a way you could get Alastair Cooke's intro to each episode on DVD.

Speaking of adaptations, I wrote a screed denouncing Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies at a comics site. They republished my Flash Gordon movie threat here from a while ago and have been nagging me ever since.bleedingfool.com /blogs/seriously-peter-jacksons-lord -of-the-rings-is-utterly-awful/

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:53 AM (cfSRQ)

96 one of my favorite sci-fi anthologies was "before the golden age" edited by isaac asimov (which is why i picked it up; i was an asimov nut). amazon tells me there were three volumes, but i only read two.
the stories from this anthology that stuck in my mind were "tumithawk of the corridors" and its two sequels. those can now be found online.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2019 09:53 AM (IHkCi)

97 This week, I reread Declan Finn's excellent Infernal Affairs, Book 3 in his St. Tommy, NYPD series about a police detective with divine powers taking on satanic villains in New York City. He's been cranking them out almost one a month, so I'm ready for the next one to drop.

I also read Loki's Child by Fenris Wulf about a metal rock band with... unsuspected depths. It begins as a marvelous expose of how the pop music hit sausage gets made and moves on in fun, convoluted, and unexpected ways. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Hans G. Schantz at February 17, 2019 09:55 AM (1pQvR)

98 About geography in books - a few years ago I read a Jack Reacher novel because it was set in my area (Portland, Maine and areas south). There was a part where Reacher tailed some bad guys on the I-95 by paralleling them and observing them on Route 1. Well, they're roughly parallel, but a mile or two apart, and screened by buildings and trees. Not to mention that I-95 is a 70mph expressway and Route 1 is a regular road that ranges from 30mph to 50mph and goes through towns.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 17, 2019 09:55 AM (j4zcI)

99 Eris, you have seen Morty's Mind Blowers, haven't you?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 09:55 AM (mUa7G)

100 61 Publius, I liked that version! Not badly mounted for such a low budget, huh? Now my image of the characters was forever informed by the Pauline Baynes illustrations, but the kids got the friendly (and sometimes angry and quarrelsome) relationship between Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb quite right.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:33 AM (kQs4Y)


I found a copy on eBay of that 1980s BBC adaptation on DVD for $12, so I snapped it up. Yes, the low-budget special effects are quite cheesy, and some of the costumes look hilariously bad, but overall, my kids and I agree that it is preferable to the recent film adaptations that came out a few years back. We had the VHS editions when they were young and they watched them over and over again.

I'll repeat myself from last week: I am NOT looking forward to The Silver Chair movie coming out whenever. They're going to screw up Puddleglum, I just know it.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 09:56 AM (ebz3G)

101 This week, I reread Declan Finn's..


Italian?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:57 AM (fuK7c)

102 I have a question for the book hoarding Horde. Is it better to have all your books and bookshelves in one room -- the study or the library -- or to have bookshelves all through the house? Part of me wants to have them organized in a single room, but when I read C.S. Lewis's autobiography Surprised by Joy he discusses his childhood home where there were bookshelves in every room, in the hallways, on the landing of the staircase, etc., and there's something beautiful about that, just surrounding yourself with books. What do y'all think?

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 09:57 AM (ynUnH)

103 90
I, Claudius book >> A Song of Ice and Fire (GoT)

GoT TV >> I, Claudius TV (which I love)



Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 09:51 AM (1UZdv)

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Completely disagree. Burned out on GoT mid-season 2. No decent people, no real suspense, characters rise and fall, story stumbles on, lots of gratuitous sex and gore. Yeah, neat armor, but nonsense battle scenes.

Plus, you can't compare Caligula and Livia to any of the featherweights in Westeros.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:57 AM (cfSRQ)

104 Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 09:56 AM (ebz3G)

Rick Moranis seems like a decent actor for the character though. It isn't impossible he'll do a good job.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2019 09:58 AM (uquGJ)

105 RIP Pat Caddell. Probably the last honest democrat.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 17, 2019 09:58 AM (/fJWB)

106 77 Hey baby, I want to stuff your crust.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 09:44 AM (/tuJf)


"Don't fall for the rapscallion, young lady. He just wants your pepperoni."

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 09:58 AM (ebz3G)

107 As I slog through From Here to Eternity (at this stage it's just an endurance test)
---
Yeah, I was afraid of that. My father and I don't agree on subject matter, but I respect the man's evaluation of quality writing.

As my old drill sergeant used to say: "sorry for ya."
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:48 AM (cfSRQ)


I've stopped reading books before, particularly contemporary ones, that just got too annoying for me to endure one more fucking word of. Even though this is poorly written, the characters are just interesting enough to reluctantly make me see it through to the end.

Rest assured I will wield this experience in the future to blackball any book group choices that I'm not 100% on board with. Fuck this shit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 09:59 AM (y7DUB)

108 The barefoot doctors of the Cultural Revolution bring to mind the trend, minor I hope, to call engineering and math white privilege.
The barefoot doctors were, IIRC, the revolutionary response to all those "reactionaries" who had been trained in imperialist medicine.
Mind you lots of real doctors were being Reeducated in labor camps.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 09:59 AM (JgA4k)

109 I'll repeat myself from last week: I am NOT looking forward to The Silver Chair movie coming out whenever. They're going to screw up Puddleglum, I just know it.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 09:56 AM (ebz3G)
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Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everybody's favorite marshwiggle!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:59 AM (kQs4Y)

110 90 I, Claudius book >> A Song of Ice and Fire (GoT)
GoT TV >> I, Claudius TV (which I love)

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 09:51 AM (1UZdv)


I can't see it, except maybe that Dragon Girl looks good nekkid; hotter than any of the Claudian babes.

But really, there is no character close to Livia or Antonia in GoT. Not even my lifelong love, Diana Rigg. Or the genuine complexity of Tiberius's portrayal. Is there any speech as good as Claudius's to the Senate on being Emperor? And that's just one.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 09:59 AM (VaN/j)

111 102
I have a question for the book hoarding Horde. Is it better to have all
your books and bookshelves in one room -- the study or the library -- or
to have bookshelves all through the house? Part of me wants to have
them organized in a single room, but when I read C.S. Lewis's
autobiography Surprised by Joy he discusses his childhood home
where there were bookshelves in every room, in the hallways, on the
landing of the staircase, etc., and there's something beautiful about
that, just surrounding yourself with books. What do y'all think?

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 09:57 AM (ynUnH)

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It really depends on the floor plan.

In our old house, we practically lined every windowless wall section with a bookshelf, but we subsequently got rid of a lot of the ones that never got read (and were of dubious reference value).

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:01 AM (cfSRQ)

112 What do y'all think?
Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 09:57 AM (ynUnH)
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Books everywhere.

Don't forget the bathroom!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:01 AM (kQs4Y)

113

But really, there is no character close to Livia or Antonia in GoT.



Antonia really gets overlooked in I, Claudius. She's the last noble Roman.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:01 AM (dSQwl)

114 Bandersnatch, here's the source of the Churchill quote.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Winston S Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, London 1898

https://tinyurl.com/y4bs5mn4

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 10:02 AM (0x00j)

115 There's a lot of I, Cladius in GoT. Also English medieval history. Put in a blender on puree and turned into pulp.

Geoffrey is Caligula. Cersei is Livia.

GoT has a lot of good character arcs. It'll be challenge to resolve them in six episodes.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:02 AM (1UZdv)

116 I love the Sunday pictures of libraries and bookstores. Temples of Learning from a more enlightened time.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 10:02 AM (yQpMk)

117 95
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:53 AM (cfSRQ)


Link didn't work for me. Could you tinyURL it?

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:03 AM (VaN/j)

118
Shit yeah Brooks Brothers. I'm Teddy Roosevelt and I'm going to war with my favorite cowboys, make me look good.



I don't know how anyone can say Brooks Brothers as if it's a bad thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 09:02 AM (fuK7c)


Brooks Brothers was a US military uniform tailor, Generals Sheridan and Sherman had their uniforms tailored there. (For the record, a lot of infantrymen heading out to Cuba through New York had their Krag rifles' side-plate and a couple other key parts Silver plated at Tiffany's because of rust issues in the tropics, so real men can sniff all they want)

The only thing I have bad to say about Brooks Brothers are the $115 dress shirts.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 10:03 AM (mUa7G)

119 some infantrymen, maybe not technically lots.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 10:04 AM (mUa7G)

120 where yesterday's 'woke' radicals were eaten alive by an even more 'woke' radical crowd.

Why no, that doesn't sound contemporary at all, said Fauxcahontus, looking at Ocrazyeyes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wokeness by covfefe at February 17, 2019 10:04 AM (dRfXw)

121 I'll repeat myself from last week: I am NOT looking forward to The Silver Chair movie coming out whenever. They're going to screw up Puddleglum, I just know it.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 09:56 AM (ebz3G)


Probably make him xer a strong proud lesbian Wiggle.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:05 AM (VaN/j)

122 I've stopped reading books before, particularly
contemporary ones, that just got too annoying for me to endure one more
fucking word of. Even though this is poorly written, the characters are
just interesting enough to reluctantly make me see it through to the
end.



Rest assured I will wield this experience in the future to blackball
any book group choices that I'm not 100% on board with. Fuck this
shit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 09:59 AM (y7DUB)

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Does the rest of the group like it?

As for dropping a book midway through, it doesn't happen often to me simply because I'm kind of picky about what I pick up. The last book I quit was "Ulysses" because it was sooo stupid.

Here again I consulted with my father, who noted that no, it didn't get better as it went on and yes, it's wildly overrated.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:05 AM (cfSRQ)

123 120 where yesterday's 'woke' radicals were eaten alive by an even more 'woke' radical crowd.

Why no, that doesn't sound contemporary at all, said Fauxcahontus, looking at Ocrazyeyes.
Posted by: mindful webworker - wokeness by covfefe at February 17, 2019 10:04 AM (dRfXw)

In my mind's eye I can see people waking up, sometime in the future, as if out of a nightmare to survey the wreckage.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 10:06 AM (JgA4k)

124 Wow, according to Wikipedia barefoot doctors were a great thing and medical care has gone downhill since they stopped the program.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2019 10:07 AM (kufk0)

125 There's a lot of I, Cladius in GoT. Also English medieval history. Put in a blender on puree and turned into pulp.

Geoffrey is Caligula. Cersei is Livia.

GoT has a lot of good character arcs. It'll be challenge to resolve them in six episodes.




Killing them all off is the simple solution. If the series doesn't end with everyone dead and the Night King sitting on the Iron Throne I will be disappointed.


The thing that amuses me is that the history of Westros is so blatantly English history. The First Men are the original British inhabitants. North of the wall are the crazy fierce Scots. The Andals are the Saxons, and of course, the Targaryens are the Normans.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 10:07 AM (yQpMk)

126 >>I love the Sunday pictures of libraries and bookstores. Temples of Learning from a more enlightened time.

This one in particular is stunning.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 10:07 AM (/tuJf)

127 Geoffrey is Caligula. Cersei is Livia.


I haven't seen I, Claudius since back in the day so this never occurred to me.


Tony Soprano's mother was Livia.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (fuK7c)

128 Link didn't work for me. Could you tinyURL it?

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:03 AM (VaN/j)

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Forgot to mention there are some spaces. One is after "com" the other is after "lord." If you take 'em out, it works.

I should probably use tiny urls, but am too lazy.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (cfSRQ)

129 I have the World Treasury of Science Fiction (not yet read), the Science Fiction Hall of Fame volumes 1, 2a, and 2b (some read), and nearly all of the Year's Best Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois (volumes 3-32 and 34, about half read). I don't know why I love SF short stories so much, but I don't have to justify myself.

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (ynUnH)

130 Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 09:53 AM (cfSRQ)

My thoughts exactly. I hate what they did with Gimli, making him the butt of jokes. The friendship that developed between Gimli and Legolas, in spite of generations of acrimony between elves and dwarves, was one of my favorite things in the series.

And Boromir was susceptible to the lure of power because he wanted to use it to defend his homeland. The Ring always uses your good intentions against you.

But to make the icy and aloof Denethor into a ravening greasetrap was beyond the pale.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (kQs4Y)

131 Caligula was a movie! Sadly it never got finished.

Charles Laughton was Caligula. Here's the scene where he castigates the Senate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_gmq9Qk3kQ

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (1UZdv)

132 I read that the Brits had made a TV series from a book called ADiscovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I usually don't like tv made from books as much as I like books, but it does mean that a lot of people liked the book. Picked up a well worn copy at the library and immediately was completely fascinated by it. A lot of paranormal romance books are pretty formulaic but this one creates an earth populated by witches,vampires and demons integrated into society but invisible to humans. It opens in Oxford, England in a library(of all places!) with a woman researcher studying old books on alchemy which is her specialty. She asks for an old manuscript to be retrieved from the archives which turns out to be a magically spelled book that all three creatures,as they call themselves, have been looking for for generations as it has hidden itself waiting for the one person who could open it. She immediately becomes a target. So, there is a mystery, sexual tension, history, poetry, and lots and lots of references to real historical books. Can't wait to read the next two in the trilogy. Enjoy!

Posted by: Sharon at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (QzF6i)

133 113

But really, there is no character close to Livia or Antonia in GoT.


Antonia really gets overlooked in I, Claudius. She's the last noble Roman.
Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:01 AM (dSQwl)


One thing I like about IC (book and series, and of course both books) is the decline of the women's characters. The progression of Livia - Livilla - Agrippinilla parallels Antonia - Agrippina and Julia - Messalina. In each case, the later versions are so much weaker than the earlier.

For instance, Agrippina, though a "good" character, is obsessed with her family, putting them over Rome. Antonia is appalled by what she produces.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:10 AM (VaN/j)

134 RIP Pat Caddell. Probably the last honest democrat.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 17, 2019 09:58 AM (/fJWB)


Hard to believe he helped inflict Adultery of the Heart on the nation, although there might have been a time when that senile fuck wasn't so far gone that he started spanking it to whatever squeeze a tinpot dictator used as a temporary bang toy and was actually somewhat of a centrist. Caddell was certainly prescient on what a worthless shit show the donks devolved to but it's also telling that he didn't consider the Uniparty-R as a desirable alternative.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 10:10 AM (y7DUB)

135 Jim S., (Thanks for introducing "Present Concerns" to the book thread a few weeks ago.)

Having all the books in one room isn't an option for us. No one room has enough wall space unless we block windows. We compromised by having certain subjects grouped together somewhere. Cookbooks, art, certain series (Nero Wolfe, Liturgical mysteries, Bernard Cornwell, etc.). All our Lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton, Churchill related books are together. You get the idea. The system isn't perfect but it helps.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 10:10 AM (bmdz3)

136 OK, time for tea. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2019 10:10 AM (Ki5SV)

137 The commies sent a lot of people 'into the countryside' to get them out of the way. Come across that theme a lot recently. Mao's Red Guards, the Khmer Rouge, etc.


It seems the Commie outlook is that rural living is contemptible and for undesireables. Odd how they even think that in this country.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:11 AM (dSQwl)

138 noting the similarity of China's Cultural Revolution to certain aspects of 21st-century America,

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I'm on a Spanish Civil War kick for the same reason. Unhinged totalitarian utopianism, particularly in Barcelona where the anarchists ruled, resembles Seattle of today. Some of the pictures of the utopian youth marching off to their eventual destruction are haunting.

https://bit.ly/2V5Fgbc

Incidentally, this propaganda poster shows their view of the church.

https://bit.ly/2S5UXgp

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 10:12 AM (+y/Ru)

139 Killing them all off is the simple solution. If the
series doesn't end with everyone dead and the Night King sitting on the
Iron Throne I will be disappointed.




The thing that amuses me is that the history of Westros is so
blatantly English history. The First Men are the original British
inhabitants. North of the wall are the crazy fierce Scots. The Andals
are the Saxons, and of course, the Targaryens are the Normans.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 17, 2019 10:07 AM (yQpMk)

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I think that was George RRRR Martin's original plan. He really enjoyed the thrill of unexpectedly killing off major characters, but now that HBO has the rights, he's utterly lost. They won't let him pull "a Matrix" and destroy the property after so much money is tied up in it.

As for Westeros, it's a fantasy version of the War of the Roses.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:13 AM (cfSRQ)

140 It seemed as if the entire country of China lost its mind and degenerated into a series of 'woker-than-thou' fights where yesterday's 'woke' radicals were eaten alive by an even more 'woke' radical crowd.

Accept no imitations.

Posted by: France at February 17, 2019 10:13 AM (sdi6R)

141 GoT has a lot of good character arcs. It'll be challenge to resolve them in six episodes.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:02 AM (1UZdv)

Dude....no problem at all!

Posted by: Deus ex machina at February 17, 2019 10:13 AM (wYseH)

142 So, morning, y'all. A bit cloudy and foggy, but at least it's 60 plus....

so more coffeve!

Any word if the blushing bride and such are still happily wed and all?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 10:13 AM (6qErC)

143 100 ... "They're going to screw up Puddleglum, I just know it."

OM, From what folks here have described, it's too bad Alan Rickman isn't available for the Puddleglum role. I miss his acting.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 10:14 AM (bmdz3)

144 "was beyond the pale."

You do realize that the Pale was greater Dublin, and beyond the Pale was used by the English to describe the barbarians on the rest of the island, including my ancestors.

You're on notice. I've been triggered.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:14 AM (1UZdv)

145 It seems the Commie outlook is that rural living is contemptible and for undesireables. Odd how they even think that in this country.
Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:11 AM (dSQwl)
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Well, I suspect the commie outlook on rural living may have to do with the fact that people who live a little closer to the earth, and know the realities of what it takes to make a living, are less susceptible to the stupid "theories" of those far removed from eking out a living.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 10:14 AM (WEBkv)

146 I have a question for the book hoarding Horde. Is it better to have all
your books and bookshelves in one room -- the study or the library

==

if they fit...

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:14 AM (BJlbN)

147 Accept no imitations.
Posted by: France"

History. How it do work again?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 10:16 AM (6qErC)

148 As for Westeros, it's a fantasy version of the War of the Roses.


Well, yeah, except for truncating the geography. You sail across the channel and you're in Tunisia, not France.

You still have the fucking Scots north of Hadrian's Wall.

And it's not bad. Robert E. Howard (not academic) compressed the world for Conan and J.R.R. Tolkien (very academic) compressed it for Middle Earth.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 10:17 AM (fuK7c)

149 Any word if the blushing bride and such are still happily wed and all?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 10:13 AM (6qErC)


I don't think they've started yet. Wedding isn't until next week.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 10:17 AM (t+qrx)

150 127
Geoffrey is Caligula. Cersei is Livia.




I haven't seen I, Claudius since back in the day so this never occurred to me.




Tony Soprano's mother was Livia.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (fuK7c)

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Geoffrey isn't worthy of holding Caligula's toga. And Livia would have had Cersei stuffed and hanging on her mantlepiece.

Don't get me wrong, there are some great actors on the show, but there is zero complexity to the characters. Livia is wonderful, wicked and yet so driven by fear of civil war even her own children aren't safe.

Plus, it's a who's who of British acting. Even Patrick Stewart (WITH HAIR!) shows up.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:17 AM (cfSRQ)

151 (Thanks for introducing "Present Concerns" to the book thread a few weeks ago.)

Yeah! Have you had a chance to read some or all of it yet? One of my favorite lines in there is something like, "We now know that an angry and insistent pacifism is one of the surest paths to war."

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 10:18 AM (ynUnH)

152 Joffrey isn't worthy of holding Caligula's toga.

Ramsay Bolton on the other hand . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 10:18 AM (Xk4Hx)

153 Posted by: Sharon at February 17, 2019 10:09 AM (QzF6i)

I didn't like A Discovery of Witches ... I don't remember why exactly
Probably did not like the main character.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:19 AM (BJlbN)

154 Plus, who can forget the great lines from I, Claudius.

"We have arrested the conspirators, Caesar. They await trial and execution."

"Oh, by the way. Don't eat the figs."

I need to rewatch that.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:20 AM (cfSRQ)

155 Does the rest of the group like it?

No and some of them flat out refused to read it.

As for dropping a book midway through, it doesn't happen often to me simply because I'm kind of picky about what I pick up. The last book I quit was "Ulysses" because it was sooo stupid.

Here again I consulted with my father, who noted that no, it didn't get better as it went on and yes, it's wildly overrated.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:05 AM (cfSRQ)


One of the advantages of the book group is that I'll occasionally be pleasantly surprised by something I would have never undertaken on my own. Regarding Ulysses I have a more positive view of it than you and your father while understanding why you feel that way. Molly Bloom's Soliloquy at the end is one of literature's all time bail out jobs.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 10:20 AM (y7DUB)

156 ok, just yo get thius straight - is the book.I Claudius good?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (BJlbN)

157 beyond the Pale was used by the English to describe the barbarians on the rest of the island, including my ancestors.
You're on notice. I've been triggered.


Don't look at me. My ancestors were just there to shag redheads

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (Xk4Hx)

158 Awright, off to mass.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (cfSRQ)

159 My house is small enough that I don't have a choice of having all my books in one room. We're actually running out of room in the house in general. So my question really is, in an ideal world, if you had a big enough room, would you want all your books in one glorious sanctuary or spread all throughout?

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (ynUnH)

160 Don't look at me. My ancestors were just there to shag redheads
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (Xk4Hx)
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Good grief, that was probably more dangerous than actual combat.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 10:22 AM (WEBkv)

161 The thing that amuses me is that the history of Westeros is so blatantly English history.

There are a lot of articles and yootoobz explaining this FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T GET IT.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 10:23 AM (Xk4Hx)

162 I confess that as a fantasy author I never liked game of thrones. It just didn't interest me despite trying to read it. The show interests me even less. There really isn't much fantasy fiction I DO like, to be honest. I know that sounds odd but I write mine more like westerns than typical swords and sorcery or huge sweeping epics.

Currently I'm reading John Lawton's first book Blackout. He tries to write a book halfway between a police drama and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the book I first read of his (Then We Take Berlin) tried too hard and had a truly bizarre ending. Its been okay so far, but from what I can see the guy is grossly overpraised as an author.

And I found a Mickey Spillane book I didn't like. It wasn't a Mike Hammer story, it was a one off of a sort of James Bond-like tale in the Caribbean involving US special forces and submarines. Didn't work for me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 10:23 AM (39g3+)

163 If you read From Here to Eternity expecting a WWII novel will be disappointed. Jones was writing about an Army that existed pre-war in a society that saw enlisted soldiers as poor white trash.
When I first read the book in 1976 as a high schooler just prior to moving to Schofield Barracks the brutality of the story made quite an impact on me as an Army brat.
The Army actually objected to scenes in the movie depicting the treatment of prisoners in the stockade and reportedly they were toned down.

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 10:24 AM (0x00j)

164
A question for The Horde, and since this is, on average, the second-most erudite thread of the week, I thought I'd ask it here:

How do you feel about rating scales?

[ ] Strongly Likert
[ ] Likert
[ ] Not sure
[ ] Dislikert
[ ] Strongly Dislikert

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:24 AM (DMUuz)

165 I, Cladius is great. Truly. So is the sequel, Claudius the God.

They're written first person, which works well when you have an insightful narrator.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:25 AM (1UZdv)

166 CBS Sunday Morning just had the author Don Winslow on and he is a bleeding heart leftist about illegal immigration.

It is annoying when the leftist lib interviewing someone lets the interviewee say what Winslow said, something like, "they are mostly innocent hard working people," and then never question it.

-
Several news media clowns are defending their coverage of the Jussie's hoax today. They just reported the facts. And the Deplorables are horrible for harping on the hoax falling apart.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 10:26 AM (+y/Ru)

167 first glance at that library's red stairs I thought ... big red tongue.

But that is silly, on closer examination, it is clearly a vagina.


but that makes sense, go into a library and come out pregnant with imaginative ideas. Or wait, that is backwards. Go in to gain knowledge, from there on can birth new concepts, then raise toddler concepts into adult communities and nations.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 10:27 AM (Cus5s)

168 A question for The Horde, and since this is, on average, the second-most erudite thread of the week, I thought I'd ask it here:

How do you feel about rating scales?

[ ] Strongly Likert
[ ] Likert
[ ] Not sure
[ ] Dislikert
[ ] Strongly Dislikert
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:24 AM (DMUuz)
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If the rating scale is done by one of the horde, probably worth paying attention to.

If done by MSM writers or any of the usual suspects, not worth the electrons used to create the list.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 17, 2019 10:27 AM (WEBkv)

169 So my question really is, in an ideal world, if you had a big enough room, would you want all your books in one glorious sanctuary or spread all throughout?
Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (ynUnH)

in an ideal.world, all the books are in one room and I have a little wheeled robot following me around with my current books being read, and a beverage.
A book valet roomba.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:27 AM (BJlbN)

170 I write mine more like westerns than typical swords and sorcery or huge sweeping epics

That's what Stephen King tried to do in The Gunslinger. And again (I think better) in Wizard and Glass.

I'd like to read more in that genre, since King wrapped his own schwanz around his ankles and fell on his face.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 10:27 AM (Xk4Hx)

171 154 Plus, who can forget the great lines from I, Claudius.

"We have arrested the conspirators, Caesar. They await trial and execution."

"Oh, by the way. Don't eat the figs."

I need to rewatch that.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:20 AM (cfSRQ)


"Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out."

And how many people advise Claudius "Trust no one"?

But I think my favorite is Livia's birthday. "Wine has made you bold, Claudius." "Lost your stutter too, I see." Sian Phillips was magnificent in that.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:27 AM (VaN/j)

172 Heres your pizza lady

and *zip* heres the pepperoni!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 10:28 AM (JFO2v)

173 I don't think they've started yet. Wedding isn't until next week."

Ok... thought it was this one. Shoulda read the content better...

Or not.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 10:28 AM (6qErC)

174 As for Westeros, it's a fantasy version of the War of the Roses.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 10:13 AM


Technically, it's the Wars of the Roses.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:28 AM (DMUuz)

175 It occurs to me that Graves' Livia doomed Rome by killing off all the noble Romans that got in her way.

Even Claudius turned out to be an actual fool by thinking that turning the throne over to Nero would bring back the Republic. From that point on they were consigned to the worst.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:29 AM (dSQwl)

176 172 Heres your pizza lady

and *zip* heres the pepperoni!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 10:28 AM (JFO2v)

Cutting back on the sausage, no ??

Posted by: Lady at February 17, 2019 10:29 AM (RZ6R1)

177 How do you feel about rating scales?

I give them a four.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:29 AM (dSQwl)

178 157 beyond the Pale was used by the English to describe the barbarians on the rest of the island, including my ancestors.
You're on notice. I've been triggered.

Don't look at me. My ancestors were just there to shag redheads
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (Xk4Hx)


Isn't that exactly what Pussy Boy John Snow does? ("Pussy Boy" has been my wife's name for him since the first episode.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:29 AM (VaN/j)

179 167 first glance at that library's red stairs I thought ... big red tongue.

==

see #71

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:30 AM (BJlbN)

180 So are all the NPR types listening to REM's dogshit music again?

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 10:30 AM (y7DUB)

181 I'd like to read more in that genre, since King wrapped his own schwanz around his ankles and fell on his face.

It crosses over well. Not so much the patterns of gunfights in the streets with a wand, but in the sense of a small story centered around a character facing their environment and that kind of thing. The world is one of the characters, and the story isn't some epic save the land with the maguffin thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 10:30 AM (39g3+)

182 At the library I picked up Clay Travis’s “Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left is Ruining Sports with Politics”. Clay, you may remember, is the guy who told CNN’s Brook Baldwin that he loves the First Amendment and boobs.

Now I am not a sports person but the infiltration of fun common pastimes by politics is one of the most bizarre and fascinating phenomena of the past decade. It used to be considered crass at best and career suicide at worst to discuss personal politics. But Clay thinks the new media drove old ESPN into irrelevancy. It used to be that fans would rush to turn on ESPN to find the scores; now they get sent right to your devices. You can even ask Alexa! So if the entire premise of your existence, highlights and breaking news, disappears, what do you do? You seek relevance in today’s angry opinion/hot take culture. Now politics may alienate advertisers, but they only seem to pull out if the politics is conservative. So it became a marriage of sports and left wing politics.

Interesting: Before he resigned for “substance abuse issues” (an extortion claim over his cocaine use), president John Skipper replaced ratings bonuses with diversity bonuses. So ESPN management was not rewarded for how well they served the viewers, but for promoting diversity.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:30 AM (kQs4Y)

183 One of my junior high English textbooks had a chapter from his book on the Boer War wherein he escapes from a Boer prison camp. Would that make the cut in today's textbooks?

https://www.history.com/news/the-daring-escape-that-forged-winston-churchill
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

Saved.

I'll read it later. Thanks !

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2019 10:31 AM (90ehy)

184 I never liked game of thrones. It just didn't interest me despite trying to read it. The show interests me even less."

Fully agree. Pop culture overlays of real history take real talent to bring to life. Grrrrrrr Martin is just blood, gore, and sex...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 10:31 AM (6qErC)

185 Another great bit in the TV Claudius is Caratacus' address to the Senate.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:32 AM (dSQwl)

186 A book valet roomba.
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Yes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:33 AM (kQs4Y)

187 I'll repeat myself from last week: I am NOT looking forward to The Silver Chair movie coming out whenever. They're going to screw up Puddleglum, I just know it.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 09:56 AM

=====

Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everybody's favorite marshwiggle!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 09:59 AM


"Finally, The Rock has come back to Narnia!"

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:33 AM (DMUuz)

188 Rush Limbaugh on the Fox sunday morning show with Chris Wallace. On fire about the silent attempted coup by the Deep State, and more.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:34 AM (1UZdv)

189 Rush Limbaugh on the Fox sunday morning show with Chris Wallace. On fire about the silent attempted coup by the Deep State, and more.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:34 AM (1UZdv)

Yeah but what is that weasel Wallace saying

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 10:35 AM (Y+V3r)

190 I like parts of GOT, but it is too long drawn out
too many characters I don't care about at all

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:35 AM (BJlbN)

191 175 It occurs to me that Graves' Livia doomed Rome by killing off all the noble Romans that got in her way.

Even Claudius turned out to be an actual fool by thinking that turning the throne over to Nero would bring back the Republic. From that point on they were consigned to the worst.
Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:29 AM (dSQwl)


That's how Graves does present it. IMO, the cause of the Republic was already lost. One thing I do not believe can happen is a genuine Restoration. There've been plenty so-called, but they never really restore.

And, BTW, to my mind referring to I, Claudius includes Claudius the God, just as the Alice books have to be read together.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:35 AM (VaN/j)

192 Pepperoni and sausage? Baby I don't party like that!

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 10:35 AM (/tuJf)

193 "Rush Limbaugh on the Fox sunday morning show with Chris Wallace. On fire about the silent attempted coup by the Deep State, and more."
-Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:34 AM (1UZdv)

Thanks! I had forgotten about his appearance.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 10:36 AM (Ckg4U)

194 The show ain't over until the blood fattened mosquito flies off.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 10:36 AM (9RkRx)

195 That book store reminds me of a ship hull from the inside.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 10:37 AM (9RkRx)

196 Grrrrrrr Martin is just blood, gore, and sex...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 10:31 AM


Needs rum.

Posted by: The Navy at February 17, 2019 10:37 AM (DMUuz)

197 " infiltration of fun common pastimes by politics is one of the most bizarre and fascinating phenomena of the past decade."

It's the expansion of The Borg, the unholy alliance of Academia, BigGov and co-opted corporations. The end is new kind of Fascism.

ESPN fell long ago

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:37 AM (1UZdv)

198 172 Heres your pizza lady

and *zip* heres the pepperoni!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 10:28 AM (JFO2v)


Who else rolled a joint with the paper from Cheech and Chong's Big Bambu?

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 10:37 AM (0x00j)

199

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.

Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

- Groucho Marx

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 17, 2019 10:37 AM (HaL55)

200 196 Grrrrrrr Martin is just blood, gore, and sex...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 10:31 AM

Needs rum.
Posted by: The Navy at February 17, 2019 10:37 AM (DMUuz)


I'm thinking of doing the whole Aubreiad again this year. But maybe Moby Dick first.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:38 AM (VaN/j)

201 I've been on a bit of a run of disappointing and meh books lately, its frustrating. But that's the price of trying new authors, sometimes you get a win but usually they are forgettable. It truly frustrates me how many blah authors get publishing contracts and even success when so many do not; There are great authors here in the horde who are very fine writers but don't see the sales and success they deserve.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 10:38 AM (39g3+)

202 192 Pepperoni and sausage? Baby I don't party like that!
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 10:35 AM (/tuJf)

Me neither, it's like drinking a claret and a red at the same time. UGH

Posted by: Lady at February 17, 2019 10:38 AM (RZ6R1)

203 Rush says Climate Change is a hoax. He went there!

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:39 AM (1UZdv)

204 Where is the information online to a new Narnia movie, The Silver Chair (alternate title, Puddleglum: A Life Well Lived)?

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 10:39 AM (ynUnH)

205 As I slog through From Here to Eternity (at this stage it's just an endurance test)

Ahoy Captain Hate !

You're STILL reading that ? Whaddaya do ? Read a page a day ?

Actually, I was hoping you'd read and reviewed that book about ghosts that was mentioned here 4 or 5 weeks ago.

I was looking forward to comments like " You call THAT a ghost ? Why, it couldn't scare the shit out of a baby with diarrhea. And the ghost was WORDY !"

Just pulling your leg a bit. Have a good one !

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2019 10:39 AM (90ehy)

206 I like parts of GOT, but it is too long drawn out
too many characters I don't care about at all
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:35 AM (BJlbN)


I agree 100%, except about real life.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 10:40 AM (t+qrx)

207 It truly frustrates me how many blah authors get publishing contracts and even success when so many do not; There are great authors here in the horde who are very fine writers but don't see the sales and success they deserve.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 10:38 AM (39g3+)
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Dan. Brown.

Truly, he made a pact with the Devil.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:40 AM (kQs4Y)

208 Apropos of nothing : marijuana can be very dangerous to your health when you consider that it increases your chances of developing schizophrenia later in life by 400%.

Those who may wish to brush that off with a laugh, I suspect that you've never had to live with someone with either the bi-polar condition or schizophrenia. It's the worst level of Hell when it's someone you love who's afflicted and your life is essentially ended.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at February 17, 2019 10:41 AM (xZjSg)

209 It's probably been said already, but as apt as the Maoist comparison is to today, another interesting comparison is the french revolution, which was kind of a "kill all the 1 percenters" type thing. Essentially, the patriarchy was seen as the evil that needed to be vanquished, and vanquish it they did.

Until the guillotine blade started running dry, and then it had to be replenished with the blood of "less woke" members of the revolution, until basically everyone was dead... and the 1 percenterest 1 percenters could retake the seats of power.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:41 AM (cY3LT)

210

"You're not gonna pay for that pizza are you, lady?"

There's prolly a video version of The Night He Ordered Stuffed Crust out there on that Intarwebz thingy somewhere. Maybe more than one.

Dominos Delivers...Wuv...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 17, 2019 10:42 AM (HaL55)

211 "It seems the Commie outlook is that rural living is contemptible and for
undesireables. Odd how they even think that in this country"

on a certain level of comparison, communism is just a more organized Genghis Kahn. Or it is farming the people, instead of random hunting and gathering. But it is still ruthless power and control.


In America, communism is anti-constitutional, since the founders wrote that Federal power is limited (federalism) and is to act only at the consent of the governed. That era ended, but so far, DeepState still feels obligated (to some degree) to keep up appearances, though they are getting pretty brazen with the dawn raids.


Pat Caddell really explains our dire straits in a video from Oct 2016, which someone linked here earlier. Youngest person on Nixon's enemies list ... is how I presented to my FB friends, to maybe entice the more "liberal" to listen.

https://youtu.be/qVZcGeuAjus

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 10:42 AM (Cus5s)

212 204 Where is the information online to a new Narnia movie, The Silver Chair (alternate title, Puddleglum: A Life Well Lived)?
Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 10:39 AM (ynUnH)
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https://narnia.fandom.com/wiki/ The_Chronicles_of_Narnia:_The_Silver_Chair_(film)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:42 AM (kQs4Y)

213 infiltration of fun common pastimes by politics is one of the most bizarre and fascinating phenomena of the past decade."

It's turned me off of sports almost entirely. I used to love watching sporting events. Now, as soon as I start to hear the backstories and human interest crap, I switch channels. I don't care anymore. I just...don't. Every single athlete has overcome something at some point to get where they are. I don't need to know about it and your victimhood or your cause. The drumbeat is nothing but noise to me now.

Posted by: no good deed at February 17, 2019 10:42 AM (uTY3H)

214 Apropos of nothing : marijuana can be very dangerous to your health when you consider that it increases your chances of developing schizophrenia later in life by 400%.


But but but that does not include the 4 years of college. You get a pass for that right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 10:43 AM (Y+V3r)

215 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:30 AM (kQs4Y)

ESPN is one of the worst things ever to happen to sports.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 10:43 AM (y7DUB)

216 ESPN is one of the worst things ever to happen to sports.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 10:43 AM (y7DUB)

Yup

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 10:43 AM (Y+V3r)

217 Climate Science is akin to court astrology, which foretells the future to empower the powerful, and then brings power to the astrologers to continue divining it.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:44 AM (dSQwl)

218 To get back to OM's original post, we Elders of the Horde will recall just how glowy-eyed the libs were about Mao back in the 60s and early 70s. I knew many who really believed he was changing human nature - of course for the better. Why, high ranking officials just took it upon themselves to go out and work in the fields with the peasants. Entirely of their own accord, though inspired by Mao.

Really, they did believe that. Mao was even bigger than Fidel and Che.

I sometimes feel I'm reliving my youth; and we are working up to 1972. Then, as now, the Democrats were just taken over by the Commies. It's about the one thing that makes me still a bit hopeful. (And this time they fired the impeachment gun prematurely.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:44 AM (VaN/j)

219 I miss Sam Weller's bookstore in SLC.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2019 10:45 AM (25Dt7)

220 Dad has been complaining about "his back". He stomps around to gain attention and "limps".

He's not happy that he's not in the same bedroom as my Mom. I get that.

The fact remains that he refuses to shower and Mom would much rather sleep next to my dog, who doesn't Steal the Covers.

I made him breakfast this morning and took it to his New Room. Maybe he'll like the attention and stop grumbling about being back in the same room as Mom.

I'm just playing this stuff by ear. I know it only gets worse from here, so Eggs and Muffins doesn't seem like a bad trade-off today.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 10:46 AM (Ckg4U)

221 OM, From what folks here have described, it's too bad Alan Rickman isn't available for the Puddleglum role. I miss his acting.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 10:14 AM (bmdz3)


That would have been an interesting casting choice.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 10:46 AM (ebz3G)

222 It must be pizzapalooza day. Here a twat comparing Donkey-Chompers Barbie's take on Amazon to a customer using a coupon to buy pizzas. Barbie, that is, econ major Barbie, totally doesn't get it and responds making a fool of herself.

https://bit.ly/2GvVoiG

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

223 Yeah climate change hysteria is like alchemy: its based on some rudimentary concepts of science, following a sort of ignorant playacting of the scientific method, but without any real science behind it, and constantly fighting to be one step ahead of falling out of favor with the court and being thrown out so they have to get real jobs in the private market where people expect results.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (39g3+)

224 in an ideal.world, all the books are in one room and I have a little wheeled robot following me around with my current books being read, and a beverage.

A book valet roomba.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:27 AM (BJlbN)


The problem with having all of your books in one room is this:

What if there's a fire?

All of your eggs in one basket, and all that.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (ebz3G)

225 It's probably been said already, but as apt as the Maoist comparison is to today, another interesting comparison is the french revolution, which was kind of a "kill all the 1 percenters" type thing. Essentially, the patriarchy was seen as the evil that needed to be vanquished, and vanquish it they did.

Until the guillotine blade started running dry, and then it had to be replenished with the blood of "less woke" members of the revolution, until basically everyone was dead... and the 1 percenterest 1 percenters could retake the seats of power.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:41 AM


Lately, I've been thinking the Spanish Civil War may be the history that we'll most closely 'rhyme' with.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (DMUuz)

226 Anyone remember ABC's Wide World of Sports. It was 2 hours on Saturdays that showcased all sorts of sporting events from around the world, and it inspired the original ESPN. Had they stuck with that formula they'd have been great.

Aussie football! Acapulco cliff diving! Bull riding!

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (1UZdv)

227 I like parts of GOT, but it is too long drawn out
too many characters I don't care about at all
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 10:35 AM (BJlbN)


The last book left Jon Snow bleeding to death in the snow, Stannis Baratheon freezing to death, and Dany Targaryan off with one of her dragons, leaving the world behind.

So if the original author had a point to make with all this, and HBO's direction CANNOT be assumed to have been Martin's, I don't know what it was, and at this point, I couldn't possibly care less.

Just a bunch of endless sex and death, with no point. Which, if that's the point, then thanks George, we got it already.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:48 AM (cY3LT)

228 Tolle Lege
I got nothing new now for awhile, lots on my wish list.




And don't want to know what crust he's stuffing.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 10:48 AM (/rm4P)

229 Socialism is the malaria of human existence.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2019 10:48 AM (tFXr6)

230 209 It's probably been said already, but as apt as the Maoist comparison is to today, another interesting comparison is the french revolution, which was kind of a "kill all the 1 percenters" type thing. Essentially, the patriarchy was seen as the evil that needed to be vanquished, and vanquish it they did.

Until the guillotine blade started running dry, and then it had to be replenished with the blood of "less woke" members of the revolution, until basically everyone was dead... and the 1 percenterest 1 percenters could retake the seats of power.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:41 AM (cY3LT)


But the "the 1 percenterest 1 percenters" didn't take control because of the Revolution. A Corsican outsider did. And he fell because of foreign powers, not internal forces.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:48 AM (VaN/j)

231 The stuffed crust orderer doesn't seem to have any hair on his chest.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:49 AM (DMUuz)

232 Regarding casting for Puddleglum, sure, get some Shakespearian heavyweight (hey, Shatner's available!), but I would prefer a tall, skinny fellow this time, maybe with a bit -- a bit, mind you -- of a CGI assist.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:49 AM (kQs4Y)

233 P.S.: I always wear pants for this thread.

P.S. II: "Militant Normals" is an amusing book by Kurt Schlichter. His writing style is quite colloquial and I have to thank Miley for sending it to me for Christmas.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 10:49 AM (Ckg4U)

234 172 Heres your pizza lady

and *zip* heres the pepperoni!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 10:28 AM (JFO2v)


That's the plot of, like, what, 85% of the pr0n movies?

(Or so I've heard)

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 10:49 AM (ebz3G)

235 Socialism is the malaria of human existence.


On that note,

The NYT does a long story about children starving to death in Venezuela.

It's the last paragraph before they utter the word 'Socialist.'

http://tinyurl.com/y94ureg3

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 10:49 AM (dSQwl)

236 Btw a number of months ago at least a couple people took my advice and started "Night Circus". If any of those people are reading this, I'm interested in finding out what you thought of it. Don't be reticent about calling me an asshole who wasted your time by recommending such a trite piece of shit, if that's how you reacted; it was kind of a strange book for me to like as much as I did.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 10:50 AM (y7DUB)

237 we Elders of the Horde will recall just how glowy-eyed the libs were about Mao back in the 60s and early 70s.

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And Obola had a Mao ornament on his Christmas tree.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

238 Speaking of books being made into movies, casting is under way for the new Dune.
Jason Mamoa will be Duncan Idaho. Somebody named Timothee Chalomet will be Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson, whoever that is, will be Lady Jessica.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (JgA4k)

239 Every year or so I stop exploring book stores and the library and settle down for a couple months by reading the books I OWN!!!

Among these are the complete works of Terry Pratchett. (well not everything and sadly in paperback and not hard cover. They'd be worth a mint if so)

The entire series of the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and completed after his death (done quite well BTW IMO)

The entire The Saga of Recluce series by L.E. Modesitt (rearranged from publishing order to chronological order of the time of the events in the books)

The Foreigner Series by C.J. Cherryh

The books (not a series) of The Culture written by Iain M. Banks who recently died so no more of these (sigh)

The Dune Series by Frank Herbert(only the ones actually
written by him) Plus some odds and end solo books The Dosadi Experiment and Whipping Star.

Some light weight SCI FI by John Ringo, Jack Campbell and David Drake (including two volumes of Hammer's Slammers short stories.

And then there's odds and ends that I downloaded for free from publishers.

And that takes me into spring usually.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (9RkRx)

240 It's probably been said already, but as apt as the Maoist comparison is to today, another interesting comparison is the french revolution, which was kind of a "kill all the 1 percenters" type thing. Essentially, the patriarchy was seen as the evil that needed to be vanquished, and vanquish it they did.

Until the guillotine blade started running dry, and then it had to be replenished with the blood of "less woke" members of the revolution, until basically everyone was dead... and the 1 percenterest 1 percenters could retake the seats of power.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:41 AM

Lately, I've been thinking the Spanish Civil War may be the history that we'll most closely 'rhyme' with.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (DMUuz)


I don't have a real good sense of the Spanish Civil War, because I guess, it seemed like a sideshow. The main event happened elsewhere, and while it may have seemed important to everyone at the time, it was still just Spain.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (cY3LT)

241 >>Socialism is the malaria of human existence.

Socialism is the Axe body spray of politics. Young people love it but they are too dumb to know it doesn't work.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (/tuJf)

242 GoT is pulp entertainment. And it's great at it.

Dany will die in childbirth, like the mothers of Tyrion, Jon and Dany herself.

Deus ex machina: Jon kills the Night King, so that all the Dead go back to being dead dead.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (1UZdv)

243 It is kind of anachronistic to have Romans of the Claudian era talking about "bringing back the Republic." They had a Republic -- the Republic of Rome, ruled by its Senate, which had wisely vested power in the capable hands of the Emperor. No kings there!

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (wScFY)

244 229 Socialism Progressivism is the malaria of human existence.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2019 10:48 AM (tFXr6)


Corrected for accuracy.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 10:52 AM (ebz3G)

245 Aussie football! Acapulco cliff diving! Bull riding!
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (1UZdv)

At least it gave us Cheap Seats for a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr8djL4eAfg

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:52 AM (kQs4Y)

246 Daytona 500 is on today....the other 499 ended in a draw.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 10:52 AM (5IHGB)

247 Socialism is the malaria of human existence.

And DDT has been banned by polite society

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 10:53 AM (39g3+)

248 "I have no idea what criteria the author used to compile the list"

Well, the author says "There should not be a penultimate "Best 100 Bookstores in America" list. Who could possibly know a bookstore so well as to know 100 of them? I could never trust such a list nor such a list-maker. All I can do is offer my favorites, built upon imperfect memory, for you to consider alongside your own recollections and things-held-dear. If we approached bookstores in this way, with the desire to have many various plants in a garden, and many gardens across the land, rejecting monoculture, then it would not matter what was "best" at all."

So, this is a diversity list based on her feelz. And you should visit them based on the fact that, at the time she wrote the article, she remembered liking them.

What in incredible (in the truest sense of the word) resource.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 17, 2019 10:53 AM (di1hb)

249 Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:41 AM (cY3LT)

But the "the 1 percenterest 1 percenters" didn't take control because of the Revolution. A Corsican outsider did. And he fell because of foreign powers, not internal forces.
Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:48 AM (VaN/j)


I was sorta speeding past the little Corsican. The after, when things kinda basically went back to how they were.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:53 AM (cY3LT)

250 Socialism is the Axe body spray of politics. Young people love it but they are too dumb to know it doesn't work.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (/tuJf)


I'm stealing this for the morning rant.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 10:53 AM (ebz3G)

251 Btw a number of months ago at least a couple people took my advice and started "Night Circus"


I'd have to reread it to tell you why I didn't like it. I read it when it first came out. I remembering wanting to like it.

Posted by: no good deed at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (uTY3H)

252
Deus ex machina: Jon kills the Night King, so that all the Dead go back to being dead dead.
Posted by: Ignoramus

I think Jon has to die when killing the Night King, just to close things up

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (25Dt7)

253 "At least it gave us Cheap Seats for a while.
-Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 10:52 AM (kQs4Y)

The Sklar Brothers are endlessly entertaining!

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (Ckg4U)

254 One thing I should confess about my dislike of GoT, which partly disqualifies me. I don't have a taste for sci-fi and fantasy, per se. Yes, there's CSL and JRRT, but they are exceptions. Like Lewis's respect for Holmes, though he didn't like detective fiction.

There are a few others I like (some of Vance, some of Wells), but for the most part, I never got bitten by the bug. For genre, I'll take fair-play mysteries, every time. (Not so big on hard boiled, though. And it's almost impossible to make it work when the detective is the narrator. Even The Thin Man was disappointing, and better on the screen.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (VaN/j)

255 We are in a kind of civil war. The Ds want open borders, but only on our southern border.

Media is the enemy. Rush just pointed out that 40% of Americans believe that the Russian hacking changed actual votes in 2016, but there's no evidence.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (1UZdv)

256 Socialism is the Axe body spray of politics. Young people love it but they are too dumb to know it doesn't work.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM


Regarding your conclusion about its efficacy, we disagree!

Posted by: Incel 'Rons at February 17, 2019 10:55 AM (DMUuz)

257 So, pick a side. I'm looking at you, the GOP

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:55 AM (1UZdv)

258 Rush says Climate Change is a hoax. He went there!

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WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 10:55 AM (+y/Ru)

259 About Churchill, Dennis Prager had Andrew Roberts on about his new biography of the great man, Churchil: Walking with Destiny, another book on my wish list.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 10:55 AM (/rm4P)

260 >>I'm stealing this for the morning rant.

Feel free. I stole it from somewhere.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 10:55 AM (/tuJf)

261 Irish Muff diving beats Acapulco Bull Shearing hands down,Seamus.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 10:56 AM (5IHGB)

262 This country is at the incipient stage of the sort of Maoist cultural revolution in the summary of "Gang of One." We have, at the very least, the same characters and pathological states of mind which seem torn from the pages of history, and poised in positions of cultural influence and political power.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 10:56 AM (H8QX8)

263 We need a new Alan Rickman.
We'll probably get a new Marjoe Gortner.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 10:56 AM (RuIsu)

264 GoT is pulp entertainment. And it's great at it.

Dany will die in childbirth, like the mothers of Tyrion, Jon and Dany herself.

Deus ex machina: Jon kills the Night King, so that all the Dead go back to being dead dead.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (1UZdv)


As has been said a million times already, the teevee show has nothing to do with the books at this point. The author's original intent is completely lost and gone, and will never be known. If he had one.

HBO turned it into a soap opera with sex and mutilation. Which is fine, for those who like that sort of thing, but somewhere, somehow, a long long time ago, George RRRRR Martin seemed to have a different idea. Possibly a better one.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 10:56 AM (cY3LT)

265 And that library picture reminds me of the Hogwarts Room of Requirement.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 10:56 AM (/rm4P)

266 Deus ex machina: Jon kills the Night King, so that all the Dead go back to being dead dead.

There will be an epic battle at the top of Icecrown Citadel the Lich King Night King's castle and Jon Snow will take frostmourne his sword in victory.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 10:57 AM (39g3+)

267 Irish Muff diving beats Acapulco Bull Shearing hands down,Seamus.
Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 10:56 AM


Sez you!

Posted by: S. "Shep" Smith at February 17, 2019 10:57 AM (DMUuz)

268
Media is the enemy. Rush just pointed out that 40% of Americans believe that the Russian hacking changed actual votes in 2016, but there's no evidence.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (1UZdv)

I'm beginning to think the MSM is a criminal organization.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 10:58 AM (JgA4k)

269 But the "the 1 percenterest 1 percenters" didn't take control because of the Revolution. A Corsican outsider did. And he fell because of foreign powers, not internal forces.
Posted by: Eeyore

The role of Russian winter in politics of the last 200 years illustrates Gaia's subtle power.

Posted by: MZB the twisted whore at February 17, 2019 10:58 AM (25Dt7)

270 So, pick a side. I'm looking at you, the GOP
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:55 AM


Bwahahahahah! They're so cute when they're young!

Posted by: The Uniparty at February 17, 2019 10:58 AM (DMUuz)

271 243 It is kind of anachronistic to have Romans of the Claudian era talking about "bringing back the Republic." They had a Republic -- the Republic of Rome, ruled by its Senate, which had wisely vested power in the capable hands of the Emperor. No kings there!
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2019 10:51 AM (wScFY)


The Romans were like us in their detestation of "kings". That didn't mean they couldn't end up with one, just that they would never have called him that. Remember, "Dictator" was not a negative term for them. If you were descended from one, it was something to be proud of. (And our founders certainly admired Cincinnatus.) And "Emperor" (Imperator) was just a name for a general who'd had a Triumph.

It's not clear we aren't headed that way. I don't see often enough a discussion of where the break point will show, when our Republic is gone for good. It certainly can happen.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:59 AM (VaN/j)

272 Media is the enemy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (1UZdv)

Breitbart said it over and over, few listened. Take down the media, the democrats are "weak sisters" who'd never win another election. Yet republicans and even Trump's people persist in treating these poisonous lying scum who hate our guts with deference.

Hire Tammy Bruce and John Nolte as co-press secretaries and bring it on. Take on these shit birds, get in their faces.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 11:00 AM (H8QX8)

273 Finally, someone is reporting on Rosemary Collyer's FISA report from almost 2 years ago.

Sidney Powell is laying it out to Sheryl Attkisson.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 11:00 AM (/tuJf)

274 225
Lately, I've been thinking the Spanish Civil War may be the history that we'll most closely 'rhyme' with.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 10:47 AM (DMUuz)


I know very little about that. 'Spect I should read up on it. Any recommendations?

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:00 AM (sdi6R)

275 On the Game of Thrones (the books).

I read them and started collecting them until The Fat Bastard got distracted or something and quit writing them after 5 books leaving me hanging for quite a few years.

So it was with anger and angst that he came out with more when the series was taken up by TV. (never seen, never will)

And then the Fat Bastard started running his mouth politically and that was it. I don't even bother to gather what I have together or reread it. F**k HIM the FAT BASTARD!

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 11:02 AM (9RkRx)

276 Let me tell you about bad air. Whew. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 17, 2019 11:02 AM (Tyii7)

277 263 We need a new Alan Rickman.
We'll probably get a new Marjoe Gortner.
Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 10:56 AM (RuIsu)


OK, let me see if I can spiff this one up a bit:

You want: a new Alan Rickman
You'll settle for: a new Heath Ledger
You'll get: a new Marjoe Gortner

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 11:02 AM (ebz3G)

278 Sidney Powell is laying it out to Sheryl Attkisson.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 11:00 AM (/tuJf)

We're just talking to each other.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 11:02 AM (H8QX8)

279 I agree about GOT. I got so pissed off at the author because he never tied up one single story line. I hate the format with every chapter being a different character so there is no continuity. I was especially mad that I read all 5 books.
The perfect example of an author writing the perfect series that brings all the storylines together, like he had an actual plan before writing the books, instead of making it up as he went along, is Asimov;s Foundation trilogy.Someone told me that R.R. Martin hired one of his syncophants to actually keep track of his characters because he couldn't. Also, none of the maps in the book make sense.

Posted by: sharon at February 17, 2019 11:03 AM (QzF6i)

280 Media is the enemy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (1UZdv)

Breitbart said it over and over, few listened. Take down the media, the democrats are "weak sisters" who'd never win another election. Yet republicans and even Trump's people persist in treating these poisonous lying scum who hate our guts with deference.

Hire Tammy Bruce and John Nolte as co-press secretaries and bring it on. Take on these shit birds, get in their faces.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 11:00 AM (H8QX


There's a whole swath of media that is building up, and will eventually supplant what currently passes for media.

Twitter is circling the drain. Teevee media is all but dead already. Newspapers and magazines? What are those?

Get online, find out where the kids are. That's your next big thing, that's where the trends will be set. Here's a hint: it ain't Sunday morning teevee shows.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:03 AM (cY3LT)

281 272 Media is the enemy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (1UZdv)

Breitbart said it over and over, few listened. Take down the media, the democrats are "weak sisters" who'd never win another election. Yet republicans and even Trump's people persist in treating these poisonous lying scum who hate our guts with deference.

Hire Tammy Bruce and John Nolte as co-press secretaries and bring it on. Take on these shit birds, get in their faces.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 11:00 AM (H8QX

If the media were honest the Democrats would be dead in the water, or be forced to back away from their derangement.
Hillary would probably be in jail.
Leftwing violence would be out in the open.
It would be a different world.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 11:04 AM (JgA4k)

282 The role of Russian winter in politics of the last 200 years illustrates Gaia's subtle power.
Posted by: MZB the twisted whore at February 17, 2019 10:58 AM (25Dt7)


I'd put the RN first among his nemeses. But Russian 2nd. Well, that's assuming you don't put his own ego first, which is quite arguably true.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:04 AM (VaN/j)

283 Trump is playing to win in 2020, then the gloves come off.

Unlike most Presidents, he'll be stronger in his second term than his first.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:04 AM (1UZdv)

284 272 Media is the enemy.
Posted by: Ignoramus

I told you.

Posted by: Stalin at February 17, 2019 11:05 AM (25Dt7)

285 The role of Russian winter in politics of the last 200 years illustrates Gaia's subtle power.
Posted by: MZB the twisted whore at February 17, 2019 10:58 AM (25Dt7)

I'd put the RN first among his nemeses. But Russian 2nd. Well, that's assuming you don't put his own ego first, which is quite arguably true.
Posted by: Eeyore

The Russian winter also shaped the purges and gulags of International Communism and hammered Nationalist Socialism.

Posted by: Stalin at February 17, 2019 11:07 AM (25Dt7)

286 272 Media is the enemy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (1UZdv)


I even saw one of the pussy-cons say that we're seeing "an extinction level event" in the Pravda Media. If even some political trannies can see it, how can they all be so blind?

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:07 AM (VaN/j)

287 I have gotten a new respect for physical books from reading this blog. I have started a modest library. I have the sneaking suspicion that since almost everything is online now our elite betters are 1 click away from going full 1984 and memory holing anything they disapprove of.

Its harder to do that with physical books without going the fahrenheit 451 route. I never thought there would come a day when I added stacks of books to racks of guns, crates of ammo and hoarded food supplies, but yet here we are.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they are not after you.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at February 17, 2019 11:07 AM (cCxiu)

288 Willowed?

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2019 11:07 AM (25Dt7)

289 Rome wasn't really a write off after Claudius, Nero was an amazingly talented and incredible human being. He just was a terrible emperor. Should have never been in power.

But after him there were a few decent emperors, such as Marcus Aurelias. It was overall a downward spiral but Rome reached great heights still, and had a few bright points in its collapse, like the USA with Trump.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 11:07 AM (39g3+)

290 "it ain't Sunday morning teevee shows."

They set-up the MSM stories for the week. It's like being a fly on the wall.

Also, Morning Joe often gets the talking points early.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:07 AM (1UZdv)

291 Hi, I'm a lurker who has been trying to join your goodreads group. I'm mostly a sci fi fan, but can be turned.

Posted by: Quilp at February 17, 2019 11:08 AM (Bf3hj)

292 I don't see often enough a discussion of where the break point will show, when our Republic is gone for good."

FDR.

Viewing the past is a bit... compressing of timelines. The period between "republic" and "federation" may be as long, or longer than the republic period. Future historians will pick one point tho, and say "ah ha"....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 11:08 AM (6qErC)

293 I'm beginning to think the MSM is a criminal organization.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 17, 2019 10:58 AM (JgA4k)


At the very least, the FEC should treat most newspaper articles and TV news shows as in-kind contributions to the Democratic Party.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 11:09 AM (ebz3G)

294 I have the sneaking suspicion that since almost everything is online now our elite betters are 1 click away from going full 1984 and memory holing anything they disapprove of.

The arc of entertainment and history lately suggests this is highly probable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 11:09 AM (39g3+)

295
Hire Tammy Bruce and John Nolte as co-press secretaries and bring it on. Take on these shit birds, get in their faces.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's

Chris Plante for some spice

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2019 11:09 AM (25Dt7)

296 A couple of weekends ago, a commenter on a different blog linked to a longish article by Robert Caro on his research done while writing his bio of Lyndon Johnson. The article was interesting enough to make me start reading the actual bio. I've now read the first 2 books covering up to his first election as Senator and WOW! That Johnson was one heck of a corrupt person.

He was corrupt in his elections even when he didn't have to be. And he relished in his corruptness. After he won his senate election in '48, he went around telling this joke: "A little Mexican boy found his friend Jose sitting on the corner crying. 'Why are you crying? ' asked Jesus. Jose said that his father hadn't visited him on the previous Saturday. 'But your father has been dead for 10 years,' said Jesus. Jose responded 'He came to town last Saturday and voted for Johnson but he wouldn't come visit me.'" Johnson told that joke. Repeatedly. And to reporters.

Posted by: Three and One at February 17, 2019 11:10 AM (a/45y)

297 288 Willowed?

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2019 11:07 AM (25Dt7)


I hope not. The day is still early.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 11:10 AM (ebz3G)

298 271
It's not clear we aren't headed that way. I don't see often enough a discussion of where the break point will show, when our Republic is gone for good. It certainly can happen.
Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 10:59 AM (VaN/j)


I think we're already past that point. The Republic died in 1913 with the 16th and 17th Amendments, and the establishment of the Federal Reserve. Then the Federal government began amassing power that had previously belonged to the states.

FDR accelerated the process. In more recent years, Congress has steadily ceded power to the Executive and Judicial branches. They created agencies that issue regulations with the force of law. They could rein in those agencies or even abolish them, but they don't. They could impeach rogue Hawaiian judges, but they don't. They haven't passed a real budget in years.

All we need is a President who will drop the pretense and rule by decree. And no matter who it is, half the country will enthusiastically support him.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:12 AM (sdi6R)

299 Back to the sorting question, my wife and I have talked about, if we had a house big enough, there'd be a room each for hers, mine, and ours. But of course cookbooks are in the kitchen (99% hers).

Mine, for instance, would include all the navy stuff, except O'Brian, which she likes too. Austin would be for both of us. Sort of that way.

But then the question arises of how to sort each? I want all Lewis together, fiction and non-fiction alike. And what of premodern books? Does it really make sense to separate "lit" from "chronicle"? Even with modern era, it's tough to draw a line between general history and military. (I do separate history into pre-and post sailing era.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:12 AM (VaN/j)

300 Twitter is circling the drain. Teevee media is all but dead already. Newspapers and magazines? What are those? "

Over the last 2 or 3 years, I've come to believe that the ONLY audience for the supposedly "important" Sunday morning talking head shows is the same audience that lives on twitter - inside the beltway idealogues and political junkies. In my normal, everyday life, I can say honestly that I do not know a single person who follows twitter, or who would ever dream of turning on one of those shows. They are so far removed from our lives that they may as well be coming from another planet.

But everyone who's one them believes that the Entire Nation is hanging on their every word. They don't get how irrelevant they are.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:13 AM (V2Yro)

301 I know very little about that. 'Spect I should read up on it. Any recommendations?

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I have two. Begin with this six part BBC documentary available on YouTube

https://bit.ly/2SHXfrc

Then Stanley Payne's The Spanish Civil War.

Caution: It does rhyme with today and is therefore scary as hell.

I recommend the YouTube first to get an overview on the incredibly complex political situation with numerous acronymed parties you may have difficulty keeping track of such as the "Radical Republicans" who were, in fact, a law abiding center right party.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 11:13 AM (+y/Ru)

302 Btw a number of months ago at least a couple people took my advice and started "Night Circus"


I'd have to reread it to tell you why I didn't like it. I read it when it first came out. I remembering wanting to like it.
Posted by: no good deed at February 17, 2019 10:54 AM (uTY3H)


Thanks for your comment. It might be as simple as a writer's approach works for some people and not others. I found the characters well fleshed out in dealing with ethereal aspects of their existence. Another writer might have made me roll my eyes and just stop reading.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 17, 2019 11:13 AM (y7DUB)

303 He was corrupt in his elections even when he didn't have to be. And he relished in his corruptness. After he won his senate election in '48, he went around telling this joke: "A little Mexican boy found his friend Jose sitting on the corner crying. 'Why are you crying? ' asked Jesus. Jose said that his father hadn't visited him on the previous Saturday. 'But your father has been dead for 10 years,' said Jesus. Jose responded 'He came to town last Saturday and voted for Johnson but he wouldn't come visit me.'" Johnson told that joke.
Repeatedly. And to reporters.

Posted by: Three and One at February 17, 2019 11:10 AM (a/45y


Here's another one he used to tell: a bunch of Dem campaign workers were in a local cemetery collecting names for one of their voting drives, and they come across a gravestone too eroded too be read. But Johnson insisted they try harder to get the name because "that guy has a right to vote, same as everybody else."

Sam Donaldson told that story on the ABC Sunday morning news show.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 11:14 AM (ebz3G)

304 If some of you reading readers want to read something topical and kind of mind bending, Rosemary Collyer's FISA abuse report from the fall of 2016 which was declassified in the spring of 2017.

The key to breaking a real life spy thriller and it's all true.

https://tinyurl.com/y2v2s38n

When this finally gets unredacted the balloon is going up.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 11:14 AM (/tuJf)

305 292 I don't see often enough a discussion of where the break point will show, when our Republic is gone for good."

FDR.

Viewing the past is a bit... compressing of timelines. The period between "republic" and "federation" may be as long, or longer than the republic period. Future historians will pick one point tho, and say "ah ha"....
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 11:08 AM (6qErC)


Are you saying the Constitutional Republic the Founders built is gone for good? Because that is my meaning in that question. At what point do we decide Octavian is the least bad option.

I ask because, again, I do not believe there is any going back.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:15 AM (VaN/j)

306 We've had a lot of bad things happen that were buried by Media.

e.g., Deepthroat Doug Feit-- #2 at the FBI -- took down Nixon out of personal pique and to protect the prerogatives of the FBI.

e.g., LBJ lied us into a huge expansion in Vietnam with the lie of the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

When's its a Republican plot or fuck up we learn all about it.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:15 AM (1UZdv)

307 Joe Biden in Germany.

America...is an embarrassment.

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 11:16 AM (0x00j)

308 It is kind of anachronistic to have Romans of the Claudian era talking about "bringing back the Republic."

Indeed. Someone wrote a history as early as Augustus calling Brutus and Cassius "the last of the Romans"; Tiberius had that historian executed. How dare anyone suggest that the Princeps was not protecting Roman liberties!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 11:16 AM (Xk4Hx)

309 LBJ was a Mob Don with a funny accent.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 11:16 AM (RuIsu)

310 The Republic is gone for good when all law and control is vested in one person and that person is not elected by the citizens. The Roman Empire started with Augustus being approved by the Senate as Caesar and then afterwards taking anything he suggested as law and enacting it.

Augustus was also unique in that he was married to Livia a very astute and political woman. She aimed to put her son Tiberius and (so it is said) managed to murder all of the other possible heirs. Who knows what the Empire would've been like if one of the other heirs gained the Throne when Augustus "Died" (Livia was a known poisoner and it's suspected she did Augustus in) Tiberius took throne and he was a disaster.

Livia was one of these called "strong women" these days which means she was a manipulating bitch but she did get things done that she wanted done. She poisoned literally dozens and she poisoned the mind of Augustus for decades.

When we get to a hereditary Chief of State (or even one supposedly elected but keeps on being elected) that's when you'll know that the United States no longer exists as a Republic.

Hopefully we'll (the human race) will be colonizing the planets and they will organize politically and tell the Earth to FO.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 11:16 AM (9RkRx)

311 As a fair student of Napoleon's Russian campaign would say largely unknown is his army was decimated by the small battles and long distances during the summer months in horses alone.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 11:17 AM (/rm4P)

312 The last remaining shred of the Republic is the Electoral College. The rest is long gone.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:18 AM (sdi6R)

313 And the Spanish Civil War did have additional players in Nazi Germany and the Soviet union, couldn't see that happen here.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 11:19 AM (/rm4P)

314 I want to thank the fellow moron who recommended storing your shaving razor in alcohol between uses to keep the blade sharp. It works!

I filled a small tupperware container about 1/3 with rubbing alcohol and used it to store my Harry's razor with a new blade for the past 5 weeks now.

The blade still performs like new. To put it to the test, I skipped 2 days of shaving which gives me stubble the likes of which can only be found on the inner thighs of the FAB herself-thick, tough and dark.

Using my properly stored blade, it cut though the FAB stubble like butter. Usually, after this much time there would be no way to get through a 2 day stubble with a two or three week old blade without a lot of pain, discomfort ad having to change to a new blade.

I once again profit from the combined knowledge and wisdom of the horde collective.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 11:20 AM (Z+IKu)

315 "But everyone who's one them believes that the Entire Nation is hanging on their every word. They don't get how irrelevant they are."

They create the Narrative. And it's Influential. More for what gets left out.

Which is why Trump on Twitter has been an important but incomplete counter.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:20 AM (1UZdv)

316 I know very little about that. 'Spect I should read up on it. Any recommendations?
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:00 AM


I was in the same place a few months ago. The more I've read, the more 'rhyming' similarities there seem to be.

A big problem is that many of the books are written from the point of view, or sympathy with, the Internationales (i.e. Commies). Not a bad thing per se (many scoff at Zinn; I enjoyed his "People's History ..." because he chronicles many things you don't read in histories, and I found it relatively easy to separate out his 'progressive editorial' commentary), but it's more difficult to find balance.

Unfortunately, I've got to run, so would a comment next week with a list (and short thoughts) be ok?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 11:20 AM (DMUuz)

317 I've heard some say the Republic as United Separate Sovereigns ended with the Civil War.

That's when Federalism took a giant leap of power over all the rest.

I'd say it was at least the beginning of the end of the Republic and we're entering the end of the end of the Republic now.

We many prevent a Strong Man ruled nation but probably not without some blood.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 11:21 AM (9RkRx)

318 Cremutius Cordus is the guy. Suetonius doesn't name him but Tacitus does. Of course Tacitus does

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 11:22 AM (Xk4Hx)

319 I'm reading Medieval People by Eileen Power. It's an entertaining book and well written

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 17, 2019 11:22 AM (Lqy/e)

320 How dare anyone suggest that the Princeps was not protecting Roman liberties!
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2019 11:16 AM


Come 2024, it'll be the Triceps protecting American liberties!

Posted by: Moochele at February 17, 2019 11:23 AM (DMUuz)

321 310
Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 11:16 AM (9RkRx)


Surely an oligarchy is just as likely a fate. Of course either would retain many of the trappings of our republic. (And remember, republics can be oligarchic, as can monarchies.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:23 AM (VaN/j)

322 Twitter is circling the drain. Teevee media is all but dead already. Newspapers and magazines? What are those? "
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Over the last 2 or 3 years, I've come to believe that the ONLY audience for the supposedly "important" Sunday morning talking head shows is the same audience that lives on twitter - inside the beltway idealogues and political junkies. In my normal, everyday life, I can say honestly that I do not know a single person who follows twitter, or who would ever dream of turning on one of those shows. They are so far removed from our lives that they may as well be coming from another planet.

But everyone who's one them believes that the Entire Nation is hanging on their every word. They don't get how irrelevant they are.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:13 AM (V2Yro)


Exactly.

Which is why it FEELS like we're living in a progressive nightmare, and that goes for those of us who hang around this here site as well, in that the "progressive" left is so dominant across the board.

Except we're not, and they aren't. So what's going on?

My best guess, and it's only a guess, is that "culture" is so fragmented in our modern world, there can be all sorts of parallel worlds operating within this one, and when they do come together, for things like elections, the results aren't what one might expect, if one is not paying enough attention to all the various forces going on around them.

I think 2020 will be even more of a shock than 2016, because the wave of newcomers to the voting rolls are NOT buying the lefty indoctrination bullshit, like the most recent millennials did.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:24 AM (cY3LT)

323 Jose responded 'He came to town last Saturday and voted for Johnson but he wouldn't come visit me.'" Johnson told that joke. Repeatedly. And to reporters."

In years past, when I talked to older people who had lived while Johnson was a "big deal" in Texas, I think I was able to get an understanding of why he rose so high. Of course, all of the reality was airbrushed out of the "official" portrait by a fawning media.

Johnson never fooled anyone - everyone KNEW he was corrupt. (in fact there's very good evidence that he ordered at least a couple of murders in state of bothersome opponents, and his allies used their power to officially kill the investigations) BUT he was the epitome of the old-time pol, good at things that every politician today seems to have forgotten. Yes, Johnson was shamelessly corrupt, Johnson stole everything he could get his hands on all the way through his career. BUT he had the old-time sense to realize that he always had to give a high percentage of what he stole to his supporters - to him, Theft was a way to gain power.

And so, he viciously punished his enemies, but lavishly rewarded his supporters, cutting them all in for huge portions of the wealth. And the bigger he got, the bigger his rewards - why did NASA end up in Houston, with all of its related technological rewards? Johnson put it there, to reward his supporters who made billions from it. Who gave the oil and gas business in the 50's one of the most favorable tax structures of any industry? Johnson, and the oil business of the day reacted by kicking back huge amounts straight to him and his machine. (amazing that the left has abandoned the Oil Biz after Johnson bought and paid for it)

Johnson knew that Theft was always going to be just fine in a democracy, AS LONG AS a majority of the voters were allowed to get a cut of whatever you stole. And that was the key to his power, and everyone at the time knew it.

It's also the explanation as to why he was so desperate to grab a veneer of Moral Justification by grabbing on to the Civil Rights bandwagon in his later years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:25 AM (V2Yro)

324 At least ace has the safari hijack advertiser still! Those guys are loyal!

Posted by: blaster at February 17, 2019 11:25 AM (tftl8)

325 I just finished reading the Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin.

I thought it was pretty good. Not a bad read. It takes the time to flesh out all the characters.

I'm starting a new book today. The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas by Eric Rutkow. I bought the hardback version because of the maps and pics.

Posted by: mpfs, Happy, happy, joy, joy at February 17, 2019 11:26 AM (K6w/8)

326 Cremutius Hordicus, should use that as a nic

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 11:26 AM (/rm4P)

327 You're a good son Slapweasel.

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 11:26 AM (0x00j)

328 Joe Biden's an embarrassment.

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 17, 2019 11:27 AM (L31Sa)

329 For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last few months, James Woods has a summary.
James Woods
@RealJamesWoods
Nigerians and fake nooses, MAGA hats and a #CraftyBeaver. #CowFarts and trains to Hawaii. A lying Senator saying she's a Cherokee. A #HeelsUp Senator sleeping her way to the bottom. Congresswoman married her own brother? Governor in a KKK robe. Ah, #Democrats!!! Gotta love 'em!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 11:27 AM (+y/Ru)

330 Is there a good biography of John Moses Browning? Seems like an American hero and legend like that should have at least one book about his life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 11:27 AM (39g3+)

331 319 I'm reading Medieval People by Eileen Power. It's an entertaining book and well written
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 17, 2019 11:22 AM (Lqy/e)


Agreed. The chapter that most sticks with me is the first, in which she shows how many things DIDN'T change, so people - at least the well-off ones - could think things weren't all that different. Of course, in many ways, the barbarians did try to retain some of the Roman order. (On the continent, not in Britain.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:27 AM (VaN/j)

332 On the rare occasions I pay attention to pop culture, I shudder to think that people who like/love the crap that is praised are also entitled to vote and do.

I was amazed that Trump won (I know right. Big surprise) due to the way I perceived all the mind numbed robots being so enamored by her supposed incandescent braininess and political wit.

Turns out she has neither and even the left didn't like her enough. Or trust. One of the two.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 17, 2019 11:28 AM (9RkRx)

333

"Pravda Media"

Or "Progda" for short. Anything we can do to hasten its demise, we should do con mucho gusto. I personally like the idea of carrying a device that can change the channels on public TVs surreptitiously.


Took B'Gal to one of her daktaris a few weeks ago and they had two giant TVs. When The View came on, I immediately asked the receptionist for the remote to turn it to a different channel. She chuckled when I said that was the absolute last thing we wanted to see or hear: B'Gal's already ill.

OK, life beckons. Y'all try to behave. Don't forget the race starts at 2:30.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 17, 2019 11:29 AM (HaL55)

334 322
I think 2020 will be even more of a shock than 2016, because the wave of newcomers to the voting rolls are NOT buying the lefty indoctrination bullshit, like the most recent millennials did.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:24 AM (cY3LT)


I sure hope you're right about that, because I think 2020 will be a nightmare from which we will not wake up.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:29 AM (sdi6R)

335 I've read that GoT ends with a song.

That all the surviving characters of the final battle, wearily gather together, stand proud and erect

then sing-





John Snow (ah-ah-ah)
Fighter of the Night King (ah-ah-ah)
Champion of the Sun (ah-ah-ah)
He's a Master of Karate
And Friendship
For Everyone!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 11:30 AM (CRRq9)

336 "But everyone who's one them believes that the Entire Nation is hanging on their every word. They don't get how irrelevant they are."
--------------------------
They create the Narrative. And it's Influential. More for what gets left out.

Which is why Trump on Twitter has been an important but incomplete counter.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:20 AM (1UZdv)


That's the point though. They create "the narrative," for those who are paying attention to "the narrative."

There are great wide swaths of this country and this world who are not only NOT paying any attention to the narrative, they have an active disdain for it.

And that group skews quite young. Find out where they are, what they are paying attention to, and you'll see where this whole thing is going.

The modern left is already dead. The corpse is still moving around, and is a force to be reckoned with, until it rots away, but it has already shot its wad.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:30 AM (cY3LT)

337 Checked this mornings Trump Tweets, which include:

THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:31 AM (1UZdv)

338 They are so far removed from our lives that they may as well be coming from another planet.

But everyone who's one them believes that the Entire Nation is hanging on their every word. They don't get how irrelevant they are.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:13 AM (V2Yro)


While I hope you're right, I'm not so sure. We did get our asses kicked in November. Sure, they cheated, but they always do. And that was despite the Kavanaugh bump we supposedly got.

Many voters seem to just absorb a general aura of Orange Man Bad, and Republicans Evil, without really learning a lot.

I have no doubt that is dying. But will it die soon enough?

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:32 AM (VaN/j)

339 Clay makes the point that technology drove the commonality of pop culture in the 20th Century and it is driving the fragmentation in this century. If the show is broadcast at a particular time it has to appeal to a wide audience. TV, radio, and newspapers made money by not antagonizing huge swathes of society. Now it can target a particular audience and it is accessed at the convenience of the user. "We've given up the shared experiences of the twentieth century, we've all become our own media islands."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 11:34 AM (kQs4Y)

340 If malaria literally means "bad air", what does Bulgaria mean?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2019 11:35 AM (m45I2)

341 It's also the explanation as to why he was so desperate to grab a veneer of Moral Justification by grabbing on to the Civil Rights bandwagon in his later years.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:25 AM (V2Yro)


Like a lot of good politicians, Johnson was a sociopath. Not a fake one, a real one.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:36 AM (cY3LT)

342 The Narrative is all over social media. That's what the kids see.

And for the good people who lead normal lives, not hearing what gets left out of the Narrative is the biggest influence of all.

e.g. my relatives won't believe the Silent Coup when it comes from me, because if I was right they;d have heard about it, right?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:36 AM (1UZdv)

343 If malaria literally means "bad air", what does Bulgaria mean?

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Fat air.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

344 even our founders had a degree of elitism built in, with the vote being for landowners. It really makes sense to have only contributing members of society voting. The tactic of flooding the voting roles with welfare recipients is effective but suicidal.


Reversing that is probably impossible at this point, without some dramatic events. That Caddell link I put above ... he talks about the need for the people to rise up, legal methods then whatever means necessary. He believed the American people will not just roll over. ... and that the Hillary crimes (Uranium One and more) are the worst in our history.


yet the coup continues ... so outcome still uncertain.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 11:36 AM (Cus5s)

345 James Woods also links to a retroactively hilarious GQ tweet. Way to stick your neck out, assholes.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 11:37 AM (dSQwl)

346 When we get to a hereditary Chief of State (or even one supposedly elected but keeps on being elected) that's when you'll know that the United States no longer exists as a Republic."

One big difference in the Roman situation and today's is that Roman politics were the politics of one city alone, Rome. No other cities in the Empire were prominent enough to have any say, and the communications lag due to the (lack of) technology took them out of any political contention.

Washington likes to think of itself that way, but it's a lie. D.C. is a parasite that only survives by draining the wealth of others - it has absolutely no productive capacity of its own. If it is ever cut off, it dies very quickly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:38 AM (V2Yro)

347 Twitter and the news media are an echo chamber, and Twitter is doing everything it can to reinforce that bubble. For them its a business decision, if the blue checks leave they turn into AOL chat or Myspace.

But they report stuff in the news, then talk about that news report on social media, which makes it seem to them like there's all this buzz and reinforcement for their narrative, so they report on it more and tweet on it more and....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 11:40 AM (39g3+)

348 I think 2020 will be even more of a shock than 2016, because the wave of newcomers to the voting rolls are NOT buying the lefty indoctrination bullshit, like the most recent millennials did.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:24 AM (cY3LT)

I sure hope you're right about that, because I think 2020 will be a nightmare from which we will not wake up.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:29 AM (sdi6R)

Comparing 2020 to 2018, the big difference MIGHT be due to lots of people not caring, because their perception is that Congress is essentially useless, which it is.

So the raw number of voters who didn't bother is rather huge, and more of those people will be out in 2020. They won't trend Democrat. I don't doubt that at all.

Do you see people being energized by Cory Boiker? Kamalatoe Harris? Amy Fraublucher?

I sure don't, and this Demoncrat House mess is not even yet begun to tear itself apart.

They're making Trump look more rational and sane, with each new utterance.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:41 AM (cY3LT)

349 At a waterpark this yesterday...saw someone reading the Joe Biden book....I laffed

Posted by: A dude in MI at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (OOH1c)

350 While I hope you're right, I'm not so sure. We did get our asses kicked in November. Sure, they cheated, but they always do. And that was despite the Kavanaugh bump we supposedly got.

Many voters seem to just absorb a general aura of Orange Man Bad, and Republicans Evil, without really learning a lot."

Don't forget that in the last election, a big part of the so-called "Republican Party" was cheerleading a loss and trying to help the other side. We have to root out the corruption and mendacity on our own side before we can even start to figure out bigger problems. Example, why was the recent CR so crappy when it came to the wall? Because Mitch McConnell wanted it to be crappy, because he still answers for the GOP-e which still wants open borders.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (V2Yro)

351 Who leaked on Jeff Bezos? All fingers point to the brother of his girlfriend.

My inner Colombo smells a blackmail plot by the brother. Was girlfriend Sanchez in on it? She fits the type.

So Bezos went public with it, and is now doubling down by blaming Trump and the Saudis.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (1UZdv)

352 346
Washington likes to think of itself that way, but it's a lie. D.C. is a parasite that only survives by draining the wealth of others - it has absolutely no productive capacity of its own. If it is ever cut off, it dies very quickly.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:38 AM (V2Yro)


I still like the idea of spreading the headquarters of Federal agencies around the country. Put the EPA headquarters in Alaska, and HHS in Detroit. That would make those government jobs less appealing, and could rescue the MD and VA suburbs from being lockstep Democrat.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:43 AM (sdi6R)

353 At a waterpark this yesterday...saw someone reading the Joe Biden book....I laffed
Posted by: A dude in MI at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (OOH1c)

...carefully sounding out each word, a puzzled frown on his face, no doubt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 17, 2019 11:43 AM (jo0+f)

354 Bancer that "Imperial Cruise" book is sitting under papers on my desk here - guy I know gave it to me (he got it somewhere for free). Thanks for the warning. I've wildly speculated that Bradley, rightly famous for "Flags of Our Fathers", has spent his time since "atoning" for that powerful patriotic (and true) story (assuming he's a leftard).


"Flyboys" spent a lot of the first 70 pages or so, as I recall, weaving a ridiculous and unpersuasive moral equivalence tale, presumably to soften the blow on the reader of his actual story, about Japanese military brutality. Almost stopped reading it. The herculean efforts of so, so many western writers and people to distort history to cloud real moral distinctions - in which an imperfect west is nonetheless vastly the better, and the hero in effect - is amazing.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2019 11:43 AM (QDnY+)

355 Agree with rickl, Public Leftist Seminaries graduate students every day, only a matter of time we will be overcome by Leftism.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 11:45 AM (/rm4P)

356 At a waterpark this yesterday...saw someone reading the Joe Biden book....I laffed
Posted by: A dude in MI at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (OOH1c)


Where in Michigan?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 11:45 AM (t+qrx)

357 Just started "Struggle for the Middle Sea" by Vincent O'Hara - history of the Med in WWII.


Looks promising. His style is somewhat clipped and direct, not much fluff, but I think he has an interesting approach of trying to approach all questions in a fresh way, not just absorbing conventional wisdom.


Read another book of his, "Torch", about the North African invasion, was good, and similar.


Almost like relaxing after slogging through two eastern front books.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2019 11:46 AM (QDnY+)

358 The Narrative is all over social media. That's what the kids see.

And for the good people who lead normal lives, not hearing what gets left out of the Narrative is the biggest influence of all.

e.g. my relatives won't believe the Silent Coup when it comes from me, because if I was right they;d have heard about it, right?
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:36 AM (1UZdv)


Tweeter is where all the media types are. Where all the old people are. Sorry, it's just true.

"Social media" consists of lots and lots of sites that aren't tweeter, and what is going on on those sites is NOT the narrative.

There are wide swaths of the internet, where the active disdain for leftism is driving the leftists nuts. They HATE the youtubers, they think Tik Tok is the scourge of society. Same with instagram, reddit, and all the other places I never heard of, where young people are mocking the left day after day after day. They're not NOT paying attention. They're seeing what the left is doing on "old" social media, and they're seeing it as a joke. Because it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:47 AM (cY3LT)

359 Bulgaria = Wheat Air?

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 17, 2019 11:48 AM (RuIsu)

360 That Cathy Abreu, who usually appears on Tucker's Liberal Sherpa segment was just on MediaBuzz. She had this AOC eyes, and imho, she is on some kind of medication. These fuckers are scary.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at February 17, 2019 11:48 AM (NjJUT)

361 349 At a waterpark this yesterday...saw someone reading the Joe Biden book....I laffed
Posted by: A dude in MI at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (OOH1c)
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Were his lips moving as he read?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 11:48 AM (kQs4Y)

362 Is autocorrect even useful, or does it ever work properly? Must've been developed by the government.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at February 17, 2019 11:51 AM (NjJUT)

363 Agree with rickl, Public Leftist Seminaries graduate students every day, only a matter of time we will be overcome by Leftism.
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 11:45 AM (/rm4P)


I think you're describing a wave that has already hit the beach, crashed with all its fury, and is now receding back into the waters, swallowed up and spent.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (cY3LT)

364 Funny - even CNN is starting to report that the Justin Smollett story looks like a hoax, meaning that the Jig is Up.

but it's been pointed out the filing a false report is only a $10k fine, no jailtime. So even if they go that far, Smollett will write a check, everyone will then pretend it never happened, and they all go on like before.

Reading between the lines, it looked like the Chicago Police arrested the brothers on charges of attacking Smollett, and their defense was "hey, we never attacked him, and we just went up there and handed him that rope and stuff because he paid us a few thousand dollars to do it." No crime there on their part.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (V2Yro)

365 (too long, don't read)

Do you have what it takes to be a Democrat?

Are you unhappy with your life and wish everyone was as miserable as you? Does the thought of higher number of people working at a paying job depress you? Does the thought of them getting a cut in taxes and bringing home more money of their own pay make you irate? Do you wish you could take as much as 90% of some persons pay and spread that wealth around? Do you daily make so little effort to exercise or move around that a vegan diet works for you and think therefor it should work for everyone? Are you willing to actively work to remove alternative sources of protein that offend you out of the hands of everyone? Are you dissatisfied with an electric grid that provides you with dependable power for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have some romantic notion that undependable sources of power are the answer? Do you ignore the walls and fences and barriers around prisons, homes, power sources, airports and think that the idea of any sort of barrier to drug merchants, human trafficking, and returning felons on our southern border is abhorrent? Do you have a quaint notion that plane travel is bad and returning to the frequent stops and starts of rail travel, despite those severe limitations, is a good use of tax dollars? Are you offended that jails are full of people, and perhaps some of them are not guilty, and therefor all jails are bad? Perhaps think that people who died more then a hundred years or so therefor entitle others to reparations, paid for by people who weren't even alive when the initial event happened? Are you convinced that despite the human heart beginning to beat as early as six weeks after conception, that abortion should be extended to the third term and perhaps beyond? Do you think that people should be unable to defend their homes, their business, their families with guns? Are you upset that people may disagree with you - and do you vehemently want their voices silenced? Are you convinced that a country that spends a trillion dollars more then it takes in has the financial means to provide free college and free medical care for all? Do you believe some or all of this while truly believing you're a good person?

You're not. You're historically illiterate, deficient in thought processing. Your romantic ideas and quaint notions belong in third world countries - keeping their third world status intact. Please go there to be happy.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (jYje5)

366 ""Social media" consists of lots and lots of sites that aren't tweeter, and what is going on on those sites is NOT the narrative. "

You haven't met the Igno-Daughter. She gets all the Leftie talking points on social media, and can spout them rapid fire.

You haven't met the Igno-Son. Compared to me he's Pinochet.

There are more kids like my daughter than my son. But kids do get wiser with age.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (1UZdv)

367
Do you see people being energized by Cory Boiker? Kamalatoe Harris? Amy Fraublucher?

I sure don't, and this Demoncrat House mess is not even yet begun to tear itself apart.

They're making Trump look more rational and sane, with each new utterance.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:41 AM (cY3LT)

No, and the more the MSM fluffs them up, the worse it will be for them.
My main fears are voter fraud targeting specific districts that were the key to Trump's victory in '16 and something ginned up late in the election cycle like the financial collapse of 2008, something that will make the voters do something impulsive and irrational that they will regret....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (NFEMn)

368 355 Agree with rickl, Public Leftist Seminaries graduate students every day, only a matter of time we will be overcome by Leftism.
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 11:45 AM (/rm4P)


See my comment #40 above. It's relevant.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (VaN/j)

369 Is autocorrect even useful, or does it ever work properly? Must've been developed by the government.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at February 17, 2019 11:51 AM (NjJUT)


Gaining access to a friend's phone and making a few key improvements to the autocorrect dictionary = good times.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 11:53 AM (t+qrx)

370 Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (1UZdv)

Who the hell shows dick pics to their brother?! Or was it "only" the sexting?

I have a ton of respect for Bezos for Blue Origins, but this sordid affair shows how the gods punish hubris.

You flew too close to the sun, Dickarus!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 11:53 AM (kQs4Y)

371 It's a strange, strange world. MeAgain Kelly is actually right about something.

Megyn Kelly
@megynkelly
J. Smollett case had plenty of red flags, but media was too attached to storyline (and victimhood) to see/admit them. Once again, journos dedicated more to proving *themselves* virtuous than to reporting facts botch the story. It's tiresome and won't change.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 11:53 AM (+y/Ru)

372 I'm reading "The Jussie Diet: How to Get In Shape By Bleaching Your Skin, Jumping Rope and Sparring With Weight-Lifters While Eating Subway Sandwiches".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 17, 2019 11:53 AM (LjXLa)

373 If malaria literally means "bad air", what does Bulgaria mean?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2019 11:35 AM (m45I2)


something to do with cone-shaped corn snacks, I think.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 11:53 AM (mUa7G)

374 At a waterpark this yesterday...saw someone reading the Joe Biden book....I laffed
Posted by: A dude in MI at February 17, 2019 11:42 AM (OOH1c)

Where in Michigan?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 11:45 AM (t+qrx)


What's a waterpark.

We have pools. They don't open until the Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:53 AM (cY3LT)

375 It's a strange, strange world. MeAgain Kelly is actually right about something.

Megyn Kelly
@megynkelly
J. Smollett case had plenty of red flags, but media was too attached to storyline (and victimhood) to see/admit them. Once again, journos dedicated more to proving *themselves* virtuous than to reporting facts botch the story. It's tiresome and won't change.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 11:53 AM (+y/Ru)


Shorter Meagain Kelly:

I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:54 AM (cY3LT)

376 357 Just started "Struggle for the Middle Sea" by Vincent O'Hara - history of the Med in WWII.

Looks promising. His style is somewhat clipped and direct, not much fluff, but I think he has an interesting approach of trying to approach all questions in a fresh way, not just absorbing conventional wisdom.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2019 11:46 AM (QDnY+)


The trouble with O'Hara is he seems to set out with his conclusions before he gets around to looking up the evidence. I don't refuse to read him, but I don't really trust him.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 17, 2019 11:55 AM (VaN/j)

377 Funny - even CNN is starting to report that the Justin Smollett story looks like a hoax, meaning that the Jig is Up.

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That's rayciss!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 11:55 AM (+y/Ru)

378 It tells you all you need to know about the Left and where we are in 2019 that they have to make-up and otherwise stage hate crimes in order to make Trump voters look like the racist monsters that they conjured up in their minds.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 11:55 AM (NFEMn)

379 Funny - even CNN is starting to report that the Justin Smollett story looks like a hoax, meaning that the Jig is Up.

-
That's rayciss!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 11:55 AM (+y/Ru)

Sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 11:56 AM (NFEMn)

380 Do you see people being energized by Cory Boiker? Kamalatoe Harris? Amy Fraublucher?

I sure don't, and this Demoncrat House mess is not even yet begun to tear itself apart.

They're making Trump look more rational and sane, with each new utterance.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:41 AM (cY3LT)

No, and the more the MSM fluffs them up, the worse it will be for them.
My main fears are voter fraud targeting specific districts that were the key to Trump's victory in '16 and something ginned up late in the election cycle like the financial collapse of 2008, something that will make the voters do something impulsive and irrational that they will regret....
Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (NFEMn)


I definitely think voter fraud is a reasonable concern.

My hope would be, those with a vested interest in not having their own seats stolen from them, will be fighting that as we speak.

We shall see.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:57 AM (cY3LT)

381 358
There are wide swaths of the internet, where the active disdain for leftism is driving the leftists nuts. They HATE the youtubers, they think Tik Tok is the scourge of society. Same with instagram, reddit, and all the other places I never heard of, where young people are mocking the left day after day after day. They're not NOT paying attention. They're seeing what the left is doing on "old" social media, and they're seeing it as a joke. Because it is.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:47 AM (cY3LT)


I don't know any young people (except for the cute girls at the vet's office and the cancer treatment center), so I don't know where they congregate or what they think.

But I do think that young people are naturally rebellious, and that some of them are rolling their eyes when their lefty professors reminisce about their glory days on the barricades.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:57 AM (sdi6R)

382
Bulgaria = Wheat Air?

What kind of air is Peruvia?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 11:57 AM (aKsyK)

383 Carmichael's in Louisville would never make my best list. It's tiny. Completely lefty books. Avoid.

Posted by: NCKate at February 17, 2019 11:57 AM (JyTrc)

384 I have two. Begin with this six part BBC documentary available on YouTube

https://bit.ly/2SHXfrc

Then Stanley Payne's The Spanish Civil War.

Caution: It does rhyme with today and is therefore scary as hell.




Is the BBC series evenhanded or are they giving a tongue bath to the commies?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 11:58 AM (SiINZ)

385 I'm immersed in the second volume of Stephen Kotkin's Stalin Trilogy ( the third is due in 2020) and am at the point where the Great Terror has just started.

Stalin was just an evil motherfucker.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 11:58 AM (NFEMn)

386 365 I read it. I don't think progressives actually process what that all means. All they think is Orange Man Bad so democrats are right. I actually had an argument with a female friend about third trimester abortion and she said that babies were parasites so mothers had a right to do what they want with their bodies. This from someone who bore a child! How do you even argue about that? It made me sick.

Posted by: sharon at February 17, 2019 11:59 AM (QzF6i)

387 What kind of air is Peruvia?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 11:57 AM (aKsyK)


Airoperuvia tickets are one-way.

Eh, part-way.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 11:59 AM (t+qrx)

388 Biden book? Does the book have scratch-n-sniff pages?

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2019 12:00 PM (786Ro)

389 And Obola had a Mao ornament on his Christmas tree.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

It's almost as if the academic/bureaucratic complex took that ornament as the signal to stop pretending that they were American institutions.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2019 12:01 PM (phT8I)

390 So what are YOU reading, Hogmartin?

Spicy Zeppelin Stories?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 12:01 PM (kQs4Y)

391 388 Biden book? Does the book have scratch-n-sniff pages?
Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2019 12:00 PM (786Ro)


It's a pop-up book for girls.

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at February 17, 2019 12:02 PM (0x00j)

392 I actually had an argument with a female friend about third trimester abortion and she said that babies were parasites so mothers had a right to do what they want with their bodies. This from someone who bore a child! How do you even argue about that? It made me sick.

People who think like that need to be on the list, "Up against the wall when the Revolution Comes."

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 12:02 PM (V2Yro)

393 ""Social media" consists of lots and lots of sites that aren't tweeter, and what is going on on those sites is NOT the narrative. "
-----------------------------------
You haven't met the Igno-Daughter. She gets all the Leftie talking points on social media, and can spout them rapid fire.

You haven't met the Igno-Son. Compared to me he's Pinochet.

There are more kids like my daughter than my son. But kids do get wiser with age.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (1UZdv)


My own daughter looks an awful lot like the idiot lefties that we see on teevee, a true Berniebot.

Sure, it's a numbers game, but their number has already peaked. The number of young, smirking, maga hat wearing yoots is growing.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:03 PM (cY3LT)

394 I definitely think voter fraud is a reasonable concern.

My hope would be, those with a vested interest in not having their own seats stolen from them, will be fighting that as we speak.

We shall see.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:57 AM (cY3LT)

It doesn't even have to be the MASSIVE fraud that some people here think. They only need to flip a couple of states and they could do this by stealing enough votes in the greater metro areas contained within.
My hope is that Trump swings enough independents and even some democrats who mindlessly voted for Hillary last time so that their efforts come up short.....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 12:03 PM (NFEMn)

395 Is the BBC series evenhanded or are they giving a tongue bath to the commies?

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They lean left but not so badly that the truth can't be discrened. For example, they decry the atrocities of the right and casually mention that the left murdered 6,000 priests and nuns.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 17, 2019 12:05 PM (+y/Ru)

396 Great news, everyone!
Anthony Weiner is out of prison.

Posted by: navybrat hates disco music at February 17, 2019 12:05 PM (w7KSn)

397 So what are YOU reading, Hogmartin?

Spicy Zeppelin Stories?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 12:01 PM (kQs4Y)


I haven't been reading at all lately; cleaning the house and finishing up some projects in the small spaces between work. Parents will be visiting this weekend so I'm trying to make things look presentable. Thanks for asking all the same.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 12:05 PM (t+qrx)

398 What bothers me most about social media is that we really don't know what is "tending."

We now know they place an elephant on the scale in favor of left.

Trump was able to get around that because they didn't know he was doing it.
2018 was the trial run to make sure that didn't happen again.
And it worked.

Take a look at any one of Trump's tweets--90 percent of the responses are lefties lying and mocking him.
That's directly because Twitter is actively blocking every supportive response.
Tens of thousands of likes and retweets on all of Trump's tweets.
But all the responses are negative?

And they have dived deep into the conservative ecosphere and are doing the same to even the small fish

It is the same across all social media and mass media ....

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 17, 2019 12:06 PM (TN1P5)

399
I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day this past Thanksgiving Day this week.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi Galore at February 17, 2019 12:06 PM (jYje5)

400 That bookstore is a beautiful example of infidel culture.

It's gonna be awesome, burning its contents and tearing it to the ground.

Good times!

Posted by: SorosCorp European Replacement Population at February 17, 2019 12:06 PM (5aX2M)

401 Reporting falsehoods like Smollett's or the Covington BS is nothing compared to burying stories like FBI coups and social media censorship.


They let the noose tighten silently and distract with flashy non-events in the other direction.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 12:06 PM (dSQwl)

402 393
My own daughter looks an awful lot like the idiot lefties that we see on teevee, a true Berniebot.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:03 PM (cY3LT)


But does she think that way, or does she have a good head on her shoulders?

If so, she can look however she wants. I'm all in favor of not judging a book by its cover.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:07 PM (sdi6R)

403 Powerline has the last Hitler Finds Out... video you will ever need.

Posted by: motionview at February 17, 2019 12:07 PM (BVkcX)

404 Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 11:47 AM (cY3LT)

I don't know any young people (except for the cute girls at the vet's office and the cancer treatment center), so I don't know where they congregate or what they think.

But I do think that young people are naturally rebellious, and that some of them are rolling their eyes when their lefty professors reminisce about their glory days on the barricades.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 11:57 AM (sdi6R)


Not just their professors, but their older siblings, who talk about trigger warnings, and declare everything to be rayciss, and white privilege and blah blah blah.

It's a joke to them. All of it. They were JUST as exposed to the indoctrination as the older generations, even those a few years older than them, but they see how the world is today, and they see through the lies.

It's like last year's flu vaccine. They have mutated... and last year's vaccine has no power over them.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:07 PM (cY3LT)

405

@secupp
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:08 PM (aKsyK)

406 @405
Instapundit cites a Twitter response:

You and your media clown show don't get to spend two weeks exploiting an obvious lie to abuse Trump supporters.
And then dictate terms when your lying and/or stupidity is exposed.

touche!

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 12:10 PM (1UZdv)

407
So "The Night He Ordered Stuffed Crust" is a euphemism for "She Viewed His Plate of Antipasto with Didain?"

I have to be more timely with my Stylebook updates.

Posted by: In Vito Veritits at February 17, 2019 12:10 PM (UFLLM)

408 >>@secupp
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.

What a waste of a perfectly good rack.

No stuffed crust for you!

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2019 12:11 PM (/tuJf)

409 @secupp

--------

Yeah, yeah... put a sock in it, toots.

Then grab me a beer, and let me see some jiggle when you bring it.

*smacks ass*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 12:11 PM (5aX2M)

410 404
It's like last year's flu vaccine. They have mutated... and last year's vaccine has no power over them.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:07 PM (cY3LT)


Wow. That is awesome news.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:12 PM (sdi6R)

411 @secupp
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:08 PM (aKsyK)


...which is kind of what we'd said from the beginning, if anyone had bothered to listen. As a wise man once said, "welcome to the party, pal".

Also adorable: "why do people who voted for the other guy always make things about politics? is it because they're awful, always voting for the other guy instead of uniting and healing?"

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 12:12 PM (t+qrx)

412 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:08 PM (aKsyK)

So Trumpsters are the villains no matter what.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2019 12:13 PM (cxHbL)

413 My own daughter looks an awful lot like the idiot lefties that we see on teevee, a true Berniebot.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:03 PM (cY3LT)

But does she think that way, or does she have a good head on her shoulders?

If so, she can look however she wants. I'm all in favor of not judging a book by its cover.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:07 PM (sdi6R)


No, she's one of them.

I'm an monster. Most of my family are monsters. Because we skew toward old school Catholic conservatism.

However, she is no longer being supported financially by me, so it's possible the real world will be doing some teaching to her. She sure isn't going to listen to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:13 PM (cY3LT)

414 "@secupp
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.
"
-Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2019 12:08 PM (aKsyK)

S.E. Cupp is a Virtue-Signalling defeatist. I used to be in that camp, but I got better.

I misunderstood "Nationalism" and I'll continue to awaken from my insulated ignorance, daily.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:13 PM (Ckg4U)

415 Great news, everyone!
Anthony Weiner is out of prison.
Posted by: navybrat hates disco music at February 17, 2019

++++

But is his junk still in?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 17, 2019 12:13 PM (T09ml)

416 MSNBC reports on the Smollett hoax but says "we can't determine his motive."

Heh

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 12:14 PM (1UZdv)

417 It's like last year's flu vaccine. They have mutated... and last year's vaccine has no power over them.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:07 PM (cY3LT)

Wow. That is awesome news.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 12:12 PM (sdi6R)


Whether they vote or not, that remains to be seen.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2019 12:15 PM (cY3LT)

418 "Great news, everyone!
Anthony Weiner is out of prison.
"-Posted by: navybrat hates disco music at February 17, 2019

Give him enough Electronic Devices and he'll be Swingin' by Dawn.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 17, 2019 12:15 PM (Ckg4U)

419 "And they have dived deep into the conservative ecosphere and are doing the same to even the small fish
-- It is the same across all social media and mass media ....Posted by: RoyalOil,


I think that is right, even some on You-Tube with 10k followers can get scolded and blocked by the idiot child tyrants of Silicon Valley. And they can set algorithms to easily block/defund/shadowBan ... all conservative voices. All funded and approved from above.


The foundations put out an expensive reports describing social media as their "Trojan horse", to control over WrongThink. The enemy is not a few misguided kids, as with Mao, they are useful tools ... "cops" (CEOs/Soros) stand by and watch with a smug grin.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 12:16 PM (Cus5s)

420 I ran, there's a nood, Iran.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 12:16 PM (DMUuz)

421
Who would be sending me a photograph of the Amazon logo in the middle of the afternoon? Is it moving? Is that a hand holding it?

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi Galore at February 17, 2019 12:16 PM (jYje5)

422 Weiner wants his laptop back. Any clue where it is?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 12:16 PM (1UZdv)

423 Hillary didn't energize anyone--they all just pretended.
80 precent of her support was lefties giddy at the idea of sticking it to Republicans.
That allowed them to be complacent

And still she almost won.

Take away her baggage, twenty years of slime, replace with a younger face-- yes, 2020 will be closer.

All of the advantages Hillary had will be in play--the media, the spying by the federal agencies, the billions in financing, 200 to 250 electoral votes before a single vote is cast.
All of them will still be there for the Democrats

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 17, 2019 12:16 PM (TN1P5)

424 Are you saying the Constitutional Republic the Founders built is gone for good? "

Si. Tribalism reigns.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2019 12:16 PM (jGgVe)

425 I actually had an argument with a female friend about third trimester abortion and she said that babies were parasites so mothers had a right to do what they want with their bodies. This from someone who bore a child! How do you even argue about that? It made me sick.

Are you a parasite?

Why aren't you a parasite? You were a baby once. Is there some magical age that you stopped being a parasite ...

So then it really is OK to kill the helpless, cause after a baby is born it is helpless for 5 +/- years...

What about people in the hospitals, especially in a coma? They're helpless ...

Well, if you are a parasite, then does society have the right to kill you for its own protection?

et cetera

Posted by: Adriane the Thesaurus Critic ... at February 17, 2019 12:17 PM (LPnfS)

426 340 If malaria literally means "bad air", what does Bulgaria mean?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2019 11:35 AM (m45I2)


Fat air?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 12:17 PM (ebz3G)

427

@secupp
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.




Oh, I see, I'm supposed to bleed because the liar who lied about me (all of us) is exposed as a liar?


Fuck that noise.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 12:18 PM (dSQwl)

428 one You-Tuber I saw, has 30k subscribers, says she makes about $2500/month. It depends on how many click on the ads, but she only does 2 videos/week, figures 40 hours per month. Pretty good money ... so demonetizing people/voices is a powerful weapon.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 12:18 PM (Cus5s)

429 I worry about targeted fraud in 2020, as cited above.

Nothing else.

The Ds have no one to run in 2020 that Trump can't beat like a pinata

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2019 12:19 PM (1UZdv)

430 @secupp
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.



All tits, no brains

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 12:19 PM (SiINZ)

431 Tweeter is where all the media types are. Where all the old people are. Sorry, it's just true.

Yeah, kids aren't on Twitter and Facebook, they're on chat programs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2019 12:20 PM (39g3+)

432 I agree 100%, except about real life.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 10:40 AM (t+qrx)

you're on the wrong side of 29 to be so cynical

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 12:21 PM (BJlbN)

433 "The Night He Ordered Stuffed Crust"


Uh...pass on the crusty vagina euphemism.


Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2019 12:24 PM (CRRq9)

434 you're on the wrong side of 29 to be so cynical
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 12:21 PM (BJlbN)


I was just goofing, votermom.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2019 12:25 PM (t+qrx)

435
32 minutes into the BBC series on the Spanish Civil War and it's pretty pro-commie. One mention of burning churches and convents, but it's all workers fighting for their rights and overthrowing the oppression.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 12:25 PM (SiINZ)

436 Just watched the Hitler parody on Powerline. So very clever. Definitely a must see.

Posted by: sharon at February 17, 2019 12:26 PM (QzF6i)

437 Yeah, yeah... put a sock in it, toots.
Then grab me a beer, and let me see some jiggle when you bring it.

*smacks ass*
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2019 12:11 PM (5aX2M)


First you tell her: "Say goodbye to Felix. Man talk."

And then ( *smacks ass* )

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 17, 2019 12:27 PM (ebz3G)

438 Anyone who has ever read the wit and wisdom of Dr. Eugene Gu and The Krassenstein Bros. knows that twitter is the place to go for rational political discussion....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 12:27 PM (NFEMn)

439 The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.
--------------------------------------------------------------
So Trump supporters have to take a beating either way?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2019 12:28 PM (NFEMn)

440 Mostly well edited, but I am probably way too bothered that the author doesn't know that "rappelling" is not spelled "repelling."
Posted by: April at February 17, 2019 09:29 AM (OX9vb)

Author probably knew, but maybe someone in the publishing process didn't. Or, increasingly, an artifact of autocucumber

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2019 12:32 PM (nPGq2)

441 My daughter has to do a 4 minute oratory from a book and has chose a section from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. When looking up how to pronounce his name to be correct it was found we have all been pronouncing it wrong.
https://tinyurl.com/yxvsyd9f
Great video at the bottom of that link.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2019 12:34 PM (r+sAi)

442 If you're wearing those pants, international law requires that you wear your hair slicked down and parted in the middle like that.

Good morning.
Posted by: mindful webworker agrees with Egon, print is dead, at February 17, 2019 09:40 AM (dRfXw)

Golly! It's the Gayzarro World Alfalfa!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2019 12:36 PM (nPGq2)

443 So my question really is, in an ideal world, if you
had a big enough room, would you want all your books in one glorious
sanctuary or and and spread all throughout?

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2019 10:21 AM (ynUnH)
And is the word you're looking for.
Some of us want to see our enemies crushed and hear the lamentations of their women, some simply dream of having a glorious library, with overflow all throughout the rest of the house.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 12:39 PM (VLXcj)

444 Finally began an assault on the TBR stacks by cracking open "Circus," an Alistair MacLean novel from the mid-'70s. I've owned it for years.

I'm only into the third chapter, but it's taking surprising turns.

The plot: CIA recruits an acrobat with fantastic memory to return to his Eastern European homeland to steal a scientific secret. The circus that employs the acrobat and his brothers is going on tour behind the Iron Curtain, providing cover for his mission.

But --

The book opens with an Agency officer and his superior recruiting the acrobat, Bruno. The superior is killed in his apartment, indicating a spy is in the Agency. The officer is lured into an ambush at the circus. He's found mauled to death in a tiger cage by the circus owner.

Wait ... we're out of protagonists!

Maybe not. It looks as if the owner and Bruno are going to carry the ball, but they have yet to receive a full briefing. And that murderous spy is still loose ...

That's as far as I've read. I hope to get past the delays of life soon so I can get back to the book.

Now let's see what topics sprouted on this thread.

Posted by: Weak Geek, not good at snark at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (PWPy3)

445 364 but it's been pointed out the filing a false report
is only a $10k fine, no jailtime. So even if they go that far, Smollett
will write a check, everyone will then pretend it never happened, and
they all go on like before.



Reading between the lines, it looked like the Chicago Police
arrested the brothers on charges of attacking Smollett, and their
defense was "hey, we never attacked him, and we just went up there and
handed him that rope and stuff because he paid us a few thousand dollars
to do it." No crime there on their part.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2019 11:52 AM (V2Yro)

Links on the EMT say it is a felony and he could get three years in the Grey Bar Hotel in IL.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 12:49 PM (mpXpK)

446 Brooks Brothers was a US military uniform tailor, Generals Sheridan and Sherman had their uniforms tailored there. (For the record, a lot of infantrymen heading out to Cuba through New York had their Krag rifles' side-plate and a couple other key parts Silver plated at Tiffany's because of rust issues in the tropics, so real men can sniff all they want)

The only thing I have bad to say about Brooks Brothers are the $115 dress shirts.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2019 10:03 AM (mUa7G)

Silver seems to me to be a bad choice for that purpose. It's not really all that resistant to corrosion, especially if sulfur is present. Were they still suing black powder cartridges? Also, it's so shiny, it would make concealing oneself more difficult.

Gold plate would be more corrosion-resistant than silver, but zinc would be the practical choice, IMHO. Or Nickel, perhaps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2019 12:50 PM (nPGq2)

447 Some of us want to see our enemies crushed and hear the lamentations of their women, some simply dream of having a glorious library, with overflow all throughout the rest of the house.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 12:39 PM (VLXcj)

a library built with the bones of our enemies wouldn't be bad...

something

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 12:50 PM (BJlbN)

448 If you buy a men's dress shirt from Costco, you are buying shirt patterns licensed from Brooks Bros.

Posted by: navybrat hates disco music at February 17, 2019 12:59 PM (w7KSn)

449 397 - Thanks hogmartin, I won't bring my white gloves. Looking forward to our visit!

Posted by: hogmartinsmom at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (8xZLz)

450 Posted by: Weak Geek, not good at snark at February 17, 2019 12:41 PM (PWPy3)

Grew up reading Alistair MacLean novels as well as Helen McGinnes (sp?). Trying to catch them cheap on Kindle to replace those given up in cross-country moves.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2019 01:05 PM (phT8I)

451 "Young Winston" https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069528/

Posted by: Frank Bass at February 17, 2019 01:05 PM (6vLIS)

452 Churchill himself wrote a book about his Boer War experiences (I believe it's simply titled "The Boer War"): it's good reading.
He got his hands on a Boer uniform and simply strolled out the front gate one day, as I recall.
He had a tough time making it out of Boer-controlled territory, since he didn't speak the language.
Good stuff. Cheap on Kindle, too.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 17, 2019 01:15 PM (FqMrm)

453 This week I am deep in the middle of Anthony Trollope's "Can You Forgive Her?", the first of the Palliser series. I'm listening to the Audible exclusive version read by Timothy West. I must say that it is absolutely excellent and a cause for many late nights as I listen for "just 30 more minutes."

Trollope's Barchester series focused on the clergy; the Palliser series focuses more on government. While Goodrreads reviews tend to gloss over the government part of "Can You Forgive Her?" I find those parts both instructive and disheartening. Not much has changed since Victorian times in the ways of power and who gets listened to and who does not.

But that's not really the point of the book. Instead it is a look at three women: a young unmarried woman, a young married woman, and a young widow - and how they navigate the waters of the matrimonial and post-matrimonial pool. Trollope poses the question with all three, "What should a woman do with her life?"

It's a rare 850 page book that can hold one's attention while detailing the love interests of three women. And it proves that it was ever such: There's just something about the "bad boy." In each case, the women must decide between the stable, loving, good man and the exciting and fun rake. How that works out takes a long time. But it is time so well spent.

Trollope was conservative - so I am sure that all will work out according to Victorian standards by the end. But Trollope loves his characters, especially the women, and writes them with such affection that we love them too, and care about what will happen to them.

10000% worth the read and the time.

Posted by: SummaMamaT at February 17, 2019 01:28 PM (BRwfN)

454 Posted by: hogmartinsmom at February 17, 2019 01:01 PM (8xZLz)

hello, hogmartinsmom!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 01:31 PM (BJlbN)

455 Hello votermom!

Posted by: hogmartinsmom at February 17, 2019 01:38 PM (8xZLz)

456 a library built with the bones of our enemies wouldn't be bad...



Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 17, 2019 12:50 PM (BJlbN)

For me, it would depend upon the choice of stain. I tend to prefer darker tones; mahogany, perhaps?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 17, 2019 01:47 PM (VLXcj)

457 Wow, this is a busy book thread today.

So about halfway though the latest Nick Petrie book (Peter Ash character) and am liking it (could not let the Amazon gift card just sit there unused). Better review after I finish the book.
Not sure of the etiquette- I (and I am sure the author) thank OregonMuse for the mention.

Posted by: Charlotte at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (JwHYp)

458 My family is from the Porto area and I have visited the Livraria Lello bookstore in Porto quite a few times. Unfortunately, in the past few years with the popularity of travel to Portugal up, the store has turned into a big tourist attraction, so they move you through the store rather quickly to an exit area where they sell you a bunch of non-books tourist stuff.
Can't blame them for making the bucks while they can.

Posted by: JoeNYC at February 17, 2019 02:04 PM (//3VH)

459 Spent some Prime credits yesterday on the third "The Hidden Truth" book.

I've enjoyed the first two even though I don't "get" all the antenna science. I'm really looking forward to the conclusion and how our very own scientific moron does it.

Highly recommend the first two books even if the hero is a GT Yellow Jacket. Nerds!

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2019 02:10 PM (GwY6O)

EMT 02/17/19

Hi! I'm your EMT, and I'll be taking your comments this morning.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons; today is Sunday, February 17, 2019. On this day in 1801 an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was resolved when Jefferson was elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the House of Representatives. Boy did we luck out on that one.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

2 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 05:56 AM (/rm4P)

3 American Thinker - meet Monica Witt the traitorous Iran defector you never heard of
https://tinyurl.com/y2fcdphd
Never heard about this woman, defected in 2013
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 05:29 AM

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 05:57 AM (/rm4P)

4 Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were ready to support such an effort.


Does anybody believe this lying asshole? I don't and neither does this asshole.


On Thursday, the Justice Department issued a statement that said Rosenstein rejects McCabe's recitation of these events 'as inaccurate and factually incorrect.' It also denied that Rosenstein ever OK'd wearing a "wire" to tape Trump.


So this asshole says he is a liar. I say the top echelons of the FBI are all crooked and this organization needs to be cleaned out from the top down to the first level supervision.


https://tinyurl.com/y5qflp4y


Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

5 House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, C-Calif., who is planning unmerited and aggressive partisan investigations of President Trump, has plenty of questions he should be answering about his own activities.


He was mixed up in that attempted coup with the Fusion GPS mess. Whey did not the Republican panel call this SOB up for some 'aggressive questions' when they had the chance?


And when his panel starts acting like the assholes that they are the people being grilled should politely tell him to kiss their ass. Are do like Scankles and lie. Or like a lot of the Democrats under Obama, make an opening statement and then take the 5th. It time to quit playing patty-cake with these SOBs.


https://tinyurl.com/y6q3565e

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

6
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2019 05:57 AM (LsBY9)

7 Chicago police now know the entire 'hate crime' accusation by Jussie Smollet was a lie and are now going back to him for another interview. Will he be charged with making a false police report? In SC he could be charged with a felony since the so-called hate crime he reported was a felony.


https://tinyurl.com/y66bsnwn


Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

8 Indeed, BB confirms he could be sentenced to three years for this.


https://tinyurl.com/y5zq3fak

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

9 Recall the Democrats were quick to jump on this so-called 'lynching' and the NAACP blamed Trump.


https://tinyurl.com/y4md5x9c

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

10 If anyone ever doubted that the alphabet network news teams were in bed with the Democrats this should forever put that to bed.


https://tinyurl.com/yyuoxn7c


Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

11 A sad day for the Morons;


RIP Pat Cadell at 68 from complications following a stroke. And from this report I see that he was born here in SC. I did not know that.


https://tinyurl.com/y5ucmvch

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

12 Ex Fox News babe Heather Nauert has withdrawn from the nomination to be UN Ambassador. She cites increased pressure on her family, but I wonder if she was pressured to withdraw because of her former bout with alcoholism while working for Fox.


https://tinyurl.com/y2o8a7ht

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

13 LA city council member has a solution for the rat flea problem. Put out an army of cats to kill the rats. Of course the cats would not catch all these fleas too. Anything but fix the real problem which is allowing the hoard of vagrants to eat, shit, and live in the city streets. There is a big reason that vagrants were not allowed to live in the streets before all this PC shit took over.


https://tinyurl.com/y2wrgnq3

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

14 Canadian youth league hockey team gets hit with a $2100 fine and is suspended for the rest of the season for dancing to a so-called Indian tribe dance. The PC BS is even worse in Canada than it is here. But I am sure the SJWs will take note of this and pull the same shit here.


https://tinyurl.com/yyduka2l

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

15 Minneapolis, MN has become a hotbed of muzzie terrorism with the flood of Somalies that his highness the Choom let in while he was President. There had been a trickle of Samalies coming in since the 1920w, but Obama opened the flood gates. Now there are around 80,000 of them in MN and that is how that Jew hating scrunt Ilhan Omar was elected.


https://tinyurl.com/yxeaoqnx

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

16 The Vatican is finally taking some action on those homosexual child molesters starting with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.


https://tinyurl.com/y6mhkabb

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

17 Fox reporter says Communist AOC was not the main player who led Amazon to cancel plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. He says Democratic leaders in the state Senate was a much greater factor.


One wonders where he got this from? It appears there is massive political corruption in NYC on these kinds of things involving major new businesses.


https://tinyurl.com/y28t85nm

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

18 Senile old scrunt from SF wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving on Valentines Day.


https://tinyurl.com/y434bj4k

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

19 Failed stooge Stacey Abrams is still out there screaming because she was unable to steal the GA governor election through 'found trunk votes' at the last minute after the polls had closed. That is the new Democrat tactic in close elections. The problem was this wasn't a close election until all those late arriving votes started rolling in.


https://tinyurl.com/y3vny3x4

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

20 OR Communist wants to make global warming a national emergency. How about we make being a communist a national emergency and a felony?


https://tinyurl.com/y3vny3x4

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

21 Four of Obama's 'refugees' charged with gang rape of a young Idaho girl. We will be paying for Obama's refugees for decades.


https://tinyurl.com/yytu4vnb

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

22 Idiot Maher say the MN muzzie's Joo Hate tweets are not anti-semetic.


https://tinyurl.com/y3rcqyo4

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

23 CA residents are being urged to forgo skiing during this long weekend due to heavy snow. I would also tell them to forgo driving up to Lake Tahoe. That road used to get snowed in and closed several times each winter when I was there.


https://tinyurl.com/y6z3g5e3

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

24 Mexico says it has deported 13 members of MS-13 who were trying to sneak into the US in that so-called caravan. Just think, if Obama was still President they would already be in the US planning an attack along with drug running.


https://tinyurl.com/y2hctch8

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

25 Payless shoes is really going out of business. No chapter 11. They are closing all of their stores in the US and PR.


https://tinyurl.com/y2sjueme

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

26 I guess there are some Brits in London who are not in love with Communism. They keep vandalizing Marx's grave which is in a London cemetary.


https://tinyurl.com/y65h7evh

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

27 Lawsuits over Trump's emergency declaration are already piling in from far left groups like the ACLU and others.


https://tinyurl.com/yys3pfaf

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

28 ECO-Nazis find yet another Obama judge to block the Keystone Pipeline. I would urge they immediately appeal directly to SCOTUS since this is in the 9th circuit.


https://tinyurl.com/yxj7bctj

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

29 Corrupt NJ AG joins the Trump witchhunt with more lawfare.


The New Jersey State Attorney General's office has issued a civil subpoena to President Donald Trump's inauguration committee as investigators probe whether it violated any finance and/or fundraising laws.


https://tinyurl.com/y2g5vqgy

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

30 Commie Bernie joins the growing list of idiots celebrating the Amazon pullout of NYC.


https://tinyurl.com/y4f3q3ew

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

31 Some damn good news this morning. The FCC is declaring war on robo callers and phone scammers.


https://tinyurl.com/y2a2qpbl

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

32 Ramirez


https://tinyurl.com/y26d44y3


And that's it for today. Whew, seven pages of links today.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

33 Pat Caddell in 2017. It is a wonder to watch him get angry.

https://youtu.be/qVZcGeuAjus

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 17, 2019 06:05 AM (rnAwa)

34 19 Failed stooge Stacey Abrams is still out there screaming because she was unable to steal the GA governor election through 'found trunk votes' at the last minute after the polls had closed. That is the new Democrat tactic in close elections.
Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)


New? They've been pulling that shit forever.

They're just getting more brazen about it, because apparently nobody is trying to stop them and there are no consequences.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:14 AM (sdi6R)

35 33
Pat Caddell in 2017. It is a wonder to watch him get angry.



https://youtu.be/qVZcGeuAjus

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 17, 2019 06:05 AM (rnAwa)

Pretty good video but too long. I'll have to watch the rest of it later.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

36 Ha. I've been happily drinking my cheap coffee, reading about pensions, and talking to myself for the last twenty minutes.

Morning everyone.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:16 AM (xyung)

37 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:17 AM (JFO2v)

38 My willowed mumrings:

Illinois' pension debt stood at $133.7 billion at the start of this
fiscal year by the state's accounting, but Moody's Investors Service
previously calculated the deficit at $250 billion. Illinois already has
the worst credit rating in the nation...

--

What I don't
get about this is - other than the obvious graft and back-scratching -
is how these governments pay some investment firm millions and millions
of dollars each year to get what, 1.7% returns or some BS?

Put the majority in a fund tracking the SP500 and the rest in some low-risk bonds or whatever and call it a day.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:17 AM (xyung)

39 World Trade Fair Organization?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:18 AM (xyung)

40 I honestly don't know what that stands for. I can't program my VCR, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:19 AM (xyung)

41 WTFU = Wake the Fuck Up

WTFO = Wank the Fuck Off?

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:21 AM (sdi6R)

42 Morning.
Thanks for the the load of links Vic.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:21 AM (8ikIW)

43 WTFO

What the Fcuk, over

When something is confusing or doesn't make sense

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:22 AM (8ikIW)

44 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2019 06:24 AM (GwY6O)

45 Well that fixes one.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:25 AM (xyung)

46 Read lots about McCabe and what should be his new found legal trouble, and how he was taken all out of context. If it was a 60 wasted minutes interview that should put everything into perspective tonight.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 06:25 AM (/rm4P)

47 40
I can't program my VCR, either.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:19 AM (xyung)


I haven't used a VCR in over a decade.

I don't even own the things I don't know how to program today.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:27 AM (sdi6R)

48 21 Four of Obama's 'refugees' charged with gang rape of a young Idaho girl. We will be paying for Obama's refugees for decades.


raping the girls lazy idahoans will not rape!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:27 AM (JFO2v)

49 Good morning, y'all. The forecast is talking about a week of lousy weather: cold, a mix of rain and sleet, maybe some snow. Screw that. We will get some errands done this morning so we don't have to leave our nice warm house. This crap weather calls for sleeping late, reading, making soups and other dishes that cook for hours in a low oven, taking naps (encouraged by the dog), reloading ammo, listening to music, and planning on which flies and lures to make for when fishing picks up in April. The only news I will follow is about the Nats training camp reports.

It helps to be retired and frugal. :-)

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 06:28 AM (bmdz3)

50 Police report: Dr Ho found buried by My Pillow.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 17, 2019 06:28 AM (knp13)

51 Police report: Dr Ho found buried by My Pillow.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 17, 2019 06:28 AM (knp13)

Strapped to a Teeter hang up

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2019 06:29 AM (GwY6O)

52 Sorry to see Payless go bye bye. Interesting how up until now I have never read or heard about Monica Witt??? I hope when we get our hands on her we stick her in Guantanamo and proceed to pull her finger and toe nails out one by one and then hang her until she's dead.

Posted by: ripley at February 17, 2019 06:30 AM (NLEnr)

53 I haven't used a VCR in over a decade.



I don't even own the things I don't know how to program today.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:27 AM (sdi6R)


--

Yeah, I know we've still got ours but I'd have to go to the garage and look for it.

I realized I was becoming old when I watched my kids play a video game on the ipad and I didn't understand it at all.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:33 AM (xyung)

54 49 This crap weather calls for sleeping late, reading,
making soups and other dishes that cook for hours in a low oven, taking
naps (encouraged by the dog), reloading ammo, listening to music, and
planning on which flies and lures to make for when fishing picks up in
April. The only news I will follow is about the Nats training camp
reports.



It helps to be retired and frugal. :-)

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 06:28 AM (bmdz3)

I have a slow cooker that was given to us for Christmas by one of wifey's sisters. It is ideal for making soups and stews that must simmer all day. You may want to look into that. They are not very expensive.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:33 AM (mpXpK)

55 38
What I don't
get about this is - other than the obvious graft and back-scratching -
is how these governments pay some investment firm millions and millions
of dollars each year to get what, 1.7% returns or some BS?

You are expecting Big Govt thinker to act like business people. They will do the easy uneducated thing and then go back to their borin little lives. There will be hell to pay and pensioners will be given a big haircut!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:33 AM (JFO2v)

56 I get to have a colonoscopy test tomorrow.
I guess I get to study for it while I drink this lemon lime beverage provided by the pharmacy.
Hmmm. Doesn't seem too difficult.

/s

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:34 AM (8ikIW)

57 Old? I remember when my parents bought us Pong and we hooked it up to the TV in the living room.

I bet that thing is still around here somewhere.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:35 AM (sdi6R)

58 43 WTFO

What the Fcuk, over

When something is confusing or doesn't make sense
Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:22 AM (8ikIW)

or just trying to get updates from the field!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:35 AM (JFO2v)

59 56 I get to have a colonoscopy test tomorrow.
I guess I get to study for it while I drink this lemon lime beverage provided by the pharmacy.
Hmmm. Doesn't seem too difficult.

/s
Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:34 AM (8ikIW)

vodka is a clear liquid!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:36 AM (JFO2v)

60 56
I get to have a colonoscopy test tomorrow.

I guess I get to study for it while I drink this lemon lime beverage provided by the pharmacy.

Hmmm. Doesn't seem too difficult.



/s
Those preps the day before are the worst thing about a colonoscopy. Welcome to the toilet and no coffee.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:36 AM (mpXpK)

61 Hey, buck up, spring trainging is happening

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 17, 2019 06:36 AM (knp13)

62 It is ideal for making soups and stews that must simmer all day. You may want to look into that. They are not very expensive.
Posted by: Vic

The worse part of slow cooking, now that I'm retired is, you smell the food cooking all day. When I was working you'd come home to that great smell. Now, by 2 PM, you're ready to tear into it.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:36 AM (8ikIW)

63 62 The worse part of slow cooking, now that I'm retired
is, you smell the food cooking all day. When I was working you'd come
home to that great smell. Now, by 2 PM, you're ready to tear into it.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:36 AM (8ikIW)

Making spaghetti sauce is the worst for that.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:38 AM (mpXpK)

64 10 If anyone ever doubted that the alphabet network news teams were in bed with the Democrats this should forever put that to bed.


https://tinyurl.com/yyuoxn7c


Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

And when McCain bought new clothes for Palin the same press reported what a spendthrift Palin was!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:38 AM (JFO2v)

65 Those preps the day before are the worst thing about a colonoscopy. Welcome to the toilet and no coffee.
Posted by: Vic

This is my 4th one. No problems found so far.
The food and drinks the day before keeps changing though. Now I can have coffee and tea up until I start to drink the solution at 4 PM.
Foodis eggs, plain cheese, ice cream, broths.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:39 AM (8ikIW)

66
Chief Warren answers paleface who asks her, "Why did you lie?"

https://twitter.com/i/status/1096929317928554497

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 06:39 AM (jYje5)

67 Thank you Vic. Your commentary and news is most appreciated.

Blessings on you and Mrs Vic.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 17, 2019 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

68 I was shocked by the Monica Witt story, that it happened during Barak no doubt had lots to do with it.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 06:40 AM (/rm4P)

69 56 I get to have a colonoscopy test tomorrow.
I guess I get to study for it while I drink this lemon lime beverage provided by the pharmacy.
Hmmm. Doesn't seem too difficult.

/s
Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:34 AM (8ikIW)


Oh, that reminds me.

*eyedrop*

Cataract surgery tomorrow.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:41 AM (sdi6R)

70 Never had the colonoscopy thing, eh got to die from something.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 06:41 AM (/rm4P)

71 If anyone ever doubted that the alphabet network news teams were in bed with the Democrats this should forever put that to bed.





https://tinyurl.com/yyuoxn7c


---

Shame we didn't have (R)s controlling the House and Senate for a couple of years where they could establish that this behavior and any advertisements for or against political candidates is considered a campaign contribution and must be accounted for financially and appropriately.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:42 AM (xyung)

72 Cataract surgery tomorrow.
Posted by: rickl

Best of luck on that. It's amazing how far they've come with that sugery

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:42 AM (8ikIW)

73 65 This is my 4th one. No problems found so far.

The food and drinks the day before keeps changing though. Now I can
have coffee and tea up until I start to drink the solution at 4 PM.

Foodis eggs, plain cheese, ice cream, broths.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:39 AM (8ikIW)

My doctor kept telling me to get one and I kept denying to schedule one. That is up until I started discharging blood. They found cancer on my first one. This is why you should start getting them after you turn 40. Its one ever 5 years unless they find something. Then its one every year.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:42 AM (mpXpK)

74 Have you seen the food you can buy at the ballpark for to much?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 17, 2019 06:42 AM (knp13)

75 67 Blessings on you and Mrs Vic.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 17, 2019 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

Thank you

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:43 AM (mpXpK)

76 70
Never had the colonoscopy thing, eh got to die from something.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 06:41 AM (/rm4P)

If you are over 40 better schedule one.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:44 AM (mpXpK)

77 Never had the colonoscopy thing, eh got to die from something.
Posted by: Skip

True. A friend of ours died from it. It's not a pleasant way to go.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

78 ''56 I get to have a colonoscopy test tomorrow.
I guess I get to study for it while I drink this lemon lime beverage provided by the pharmacy.
Hmmm. Doesn't seem too difficult.

''

It's not the drinking that's difficult. LOL. Seriously though thank God for modern medicine.

Posted by: Tuna at February 17, 2019 06:46 AM (jm1YL)

79 So Uncle Joe has taken up Jug Ears 'That's not who we are" slogan

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 06:46 AM (/rm4P)

80 I've had several colonoscopies, and they keep finding and removing polyps.

I'm a year overdue for my next one, but then the lung cancer and cataracts put it on the back burner (so to speak).

"It's always something."
--Roseanne Rosannadanna

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:47 AM (sdi6R)

81 I am not against it, no one has ever seen fit to send me. I have brought it up.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 06:48 AM (/rm4P)

82 Ex Fox News babe Heather Nauert has withdrawn from the nomination to be UN Ambassador.

Her problem is she had, in the past, employed an alien nanny/housekeeper without a legal work visa.

That's why she withdrew. Multiple sites reporting this.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 06:49 AM (Z4rgH)

83 54... Hi Vic,
Our slow cooker bought the farm a while back after years of use. I salvaged the heavy crock insert, which is perfect for old style baked beans. The slow cooker recipes still work but I use a low oven instead of electric. We will probably get a new slow cooker in summer so we don't heat up the kitchen too much during hot weather. We get a lot of use out of our enameled cast iron pots as well.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2019 06:50 AM (bmdz3)

84 So Uncle Joe has taken up Jug Ears 'That's not who we are" slogan

---

Just like we're not part of nature re: global warming and just like natural selection is how we became human but it shouldn't work in jobs and college.

Joe, it is who we are. If it wasn't then it wouldn't be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:50 AM (xyung)

85 Cataract surgery tomorrow.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:41 AM (sdi6R)

mineis the 13th also includes a cornea trans

best of luck to you

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

86 81
I am not against it, no one has ever seen fit to send me. I have brought it up.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 06:48 AM (/rm4P)

My first one was directed by a surgeon that my doctor sent me to after passing blood. Go to a surgeon and get a recommendation. This is one procedure that the insurers are happy to approve too. It is much cheaper than a cancer operation. And much safer than ignoring it as Chet Atkins did.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

87 It's not the drinking that's difficult. LOL. Seriously though thank God for modern medicine.

Posted by: Tuna at February 17, 2019 06:46 AM (jm1YL)


When it comes to a colonoscopy, which I've had, thank God for modern toilets and plumbing, not to mention Charmin, too.

Posted by: RickZ at February 17, 2019 06:51 AM (Y8PSl)

88 85
mineis the 13th also includes a cornea trans

best of luck to you
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:50 AM (JFO2v)


And to you.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:51 AM (sdi6R)

89 82 That's why she withdrew. Multiple sites reporting this.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 06:49 AM (Z4rgH)

Too bad. And she is not protected by Democratium.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:52 AM (mpXpK)

90 Her problem is she had, in the past, employed an alien nanny/housekeeper without a legal work visa.


---

It's funny how that works. I'd love to see the numbers comparing views on illegals and the wall with people who cut their own grass and can't afford maids in one column and folks who pay someone else to do every single little thing in the other.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:52 AM (xyung)

91
I think some of the risk of colon cancer is related to what part of Europe you're from. Irish are one group with higher risk. Lost a brother in law to it.

Probably nothing to do with his boozing, 22 ounce steak eating, or cigar smoking habits.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 06:52 AM (jYje5)

92 91 Probably nothing to do with his boozing, 22 ounce steak eating, or cigar smoking habits.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 06:52 AM (jYje5)

I am a firm believer no that most major diseases are genetic.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:54 AM (mpXpK)

93 ...... NO COMMENT..... speak to my mistress/victims/hand/personal devils/dog/horde.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 06:54 AM (5IHGB)

94 I am a firm believer no that most major diseases are genetic.

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+1. You can't outrun that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 06:55 AM (xyung)

95 Vic that's just the booze,steak and sex talking.............

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 06:56 AM (5IHGB)

96 crock pots:

I never used my crock pot (well, the ex's she left behind) because I hated trying to clean it as it was an old one which doesn't have the insert. Now, however, I found out about Reynolds Slow Cooker bags. They make using a crock pot awesome. Cleanup is a snap now so I use it often. Makes great pot roast.

Posted by: RickZ at February 17, 2019 06:56 AM (Y8PSl)

97 I found out about Reynolds Slow Cooker bags.

Those things are great!

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:57 AM (8ikIW)

98 Just a leetle "WAFER" more.............................


PUKERAMMA.... Natures bounteous cure ALL.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2019 06:58 AM (5IHGB)

99
Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:34 AM

obligatory: Dave Barry's Colonoscopy Adventure

https://tinyurl.com/ybopgl9y

cereal, fear not

it's the best 30 minute nap you'll have this year

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 17, 2019 06:58 AM (KCxzN)

100 Almost everyone of the males on my father's side had experience heart disease. After I did extensive research in this I found the #3 cause was listed as genetic with diet and life style as the top two. I would move genetic up to the top and the other two below them. If your parents had and their parents had heart problems you better lay off the smoking and heavy fat diets.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:58 AM (mpXpK)

101 Oh, that reminds me.

*eyedrop*

Cataract surgery tomorrow.
Posted by: rickl

Good luck with that rickl

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2019 06:59 AM (90ehy)

102 97
I found out about Reynolds Slow Cooker bags.



Those things are great!

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 06:57 AM (8ikIW)

I don't know what my brand is but they sure are great. Cleanup is a snap for us lazy people.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

103 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 06:59 AM (cqNba)

104 92
I am a firm believer no that most major diseases are genetic.
Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:54 AM (mpXpK)


I think that's largely true. Lifestyle choices are risk factors, but they aren't determinative.

Some children die of leukemia, while some old farts are boozing and smoking into their 90s.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 06:59 AM (sdi6R)

105 The number one cause of lung cancer is e-cigs or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:00 AM (xyung)

106 it's the best 30 minute nap you'll have this year
Posted by: AltonJackson

HA! Yes, one of his great columns.

Someone on TV once said that they were pooping out gum they don't even make anymore

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:01 AM (8ikIW)

107 I too think lots of disease are generic, and it's quite possibly susceptibility to chemicals and fibers and cancer is a generic one.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:02 AM (/rm4P)

108 ''Never had the colonoscopy thing, eh got to die from something.
Posted by: Skip

True. A friend of ours died from it. It's not a pleasant way to go.''

Colorectal cancer is one disease you don't have to die from. If you're over 40 get it done.

Posted by: Tuna at February 17, 2019 07:03 AM (jm1YL)

109 If your parents had and their parents had heart problems you better lay off the smoking and heavy fat diets.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:58 AM


Did you see this link on Drudge?

Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease

It kinda speaks to a theory I have that it's not the meat in the diet that is so much the problem, it's the lack of weight bearing exercise. Weightlifters and bodybuilders tear through a bunch of protein in their diets.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 07:03 AM (jYje5)

110 And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another liter
of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel
into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.

---

Ha. That's a great column.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:04 AM (xyung)

111 Bruce. Did my purge 3 weeks ago before having a colon resection. It will be awhile before I can drink Gatorade again. My prep was Gatorade and Miralax.
So hoping I'm now on the 5 year plan for colonoscopies. Had been having them more often due to the badly damages sigmoid colon. 10 inches of it are now history.
Next up is an ultrasound for a node discovered in my neck. Jeebus it's been a long month or so.
Could use a few prayers from the Horde. Ultrasound is tomorrow.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 07:05 AM (N3JsI)

112 Why is it that every time I have a big meal, like, within 24 hours I need to poop? What is UP with that?

Posted by: The Deepest Thoughts of AOC at February 17, 2019 07:05 AM (8Fk0r)

113 Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease


Do they all have to be on the same day?

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:05 AM (8ikIW)

114 In todays episode of "What new skill will I learn today", I get to pour a 4x4 section of replacement concrete sidewalk.

Looks pretty straight forward.

Of course, breaking up and removing the old concrete was pretty straight forward as well.

As well as carrying the 15 bags of sakrete.

And all there rest of this crap.

For the mixing, I can rent the mixer for $40.00.

So once it warms up this morning, off we go.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:06 AM (cqNba)

115 I too think lots of disease are generic, and it's quite possibly susceptibility to chemicals and fibers and cancer is a generic one.
--------

The brand name diseases aren't always better. "Death" in plain block letters is fine with me.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 17, 2019 07:06 AM (cdo+X)

116 Could use a few prayers from the Horde. Ultrasound is tomorrow.
Posted by: never enough caffeine

Prayers up.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:06 AM (8ikIW)

117 ''Cataract surgery tomorrow. ''

Easy peasy.

Posted by: Tuna at February 17, 2019 07:07 AM (jm1YL)

118 "Could use a few prayers from the Horde. Ultrasound is tomorrow. "

Prayers sent

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:07 AM (cqNba)

119 For the mixing, I can rent the mixer for $40.00.


--

Money well spent. The rest is fairly easy. Good luck.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:08 AM (xyung)

120 ''Could use a few prayers from the Horde. Ultrasound is tomorrow. "

Done.

Posted by: Tuna at February 17, 2019 07:11 AM (jm1YL)

121 I see everything about the Aurora shooter went against the narrative

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:11 AM (/rm4P)

122 113 Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease


Do they all have to be on the same day?
Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:05 AM (8ikIW)

I can bench about 160 to 170! I hate pushups!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

123 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2019 07:12 AM (90ehy)

124 I see everything about the Aurora shooter went against the narrative

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Just another black guy shooting at people in strict-gun-control Illinois?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:13 AM (xyung)

125 I don't think I've done 40 pushups in my life.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:14 AM (sdi6R)

126 Pelosi doesn't even know what month it is. The woman is deranged, which makes her the perfect leader for the dems.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:14 AM (UdKB7)

127 Heh. Daily Mail has a copy of a Kamel-Toe tweet about Jussie, and it looks to be aging badly (so is she, with her turkey neck-wattles):

https://tinyurl.com/y22okxxh

Btw, also per DM Jussie's lawyers continue to insist that he's the victim and deny that he paid those 2 Nigerians to attack him. We shall see.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 07:15 AM (Z4rgH)

128 I don't think I've done 40 pushups in my life.
Posted by: rickl

The same with running. It was usually a form of punishment for when I played sports in HS and college.

I have no desire to do it now. Unless someone is running after me.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:16 AM (8ikIW)

129 The media was excited about it at first, though. The bunch of racists almost had their every-year-or-two example of why guns should be banned because some white people were injured by them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:16 AM (xyung)

130 Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:27 AM (JFO2v)

Yeah, when I clicked on Vic's link of the Idaho rape I thought it might be a re-hash of the Somalis raping the mentally disabled 10 year old girl a couple years ago. Alas, this time it is scum from Tanzania. Do not imprison them, either execute them or ship them all back.

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:16 AM (kiSdp)

131 15 bags? That's it?
In my day did twice that in a wheelbarrow and a hoe

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:16 AM (/rm4P)

132 I saw some guys mix it holding and shaking a tarp once. I thought that was pretty clever.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:17 AM (xyung)

133 and deny that he paid those 2 Nigerians to attack him.

Well, maybe not with money,...

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:17 AM (8ikIW)

134
Pelosi doesn't even know what month it is. The woman is deranged, which makes her the perfect leader for the dems.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:14 AM


That's why I keep saying her short term memory is shot to hell. She said 'Valentine's Day' no more then thirty seconds before saying 'Thanksgiving'.

Definite dementia. But try to get one of these communists out of power. Never seems to happen until they die. In BSG's case it may even be longer then that.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 07:17 AM (jYje5)

135 'Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease '

This is another of those BS studies. If some expert said eating 40 grasshoppers a day will make it less likely that you will develop gout the fake news will put it on the front page.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:17 AM (UdKB7)

136 111
Next up is an ultrasound for a node discovered in my neck. Jeebus it's been a long month or so.
Could use a few prayers from the Horde. Ultrasound is tomorrow.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 07:05 AM (N3JsI)


Best wishes. I hope it goes well.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:17 AM (sdi6R)

137 In my day did twice that in a wheelbarrow and a hoe
Posted by: Skip


The ho's were a lot stronger back then though

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:18 AM (8ikIW)

138 I'm not weight lifting, but I am personally banking on keeping some muscle on my frame and doing yoga type stuff for balance. I know a couple of older folks who fell, broke hips, and never came out of the nursing home. I want to avoid that if I can.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:19 AM (xyung)

139 VIA seriously do not make it too wet, the more water added the weaker it is and it will shrink that much more.
In a mixer' s first batch if you measure the liquid to the right consistency the others will be the same.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:19 AM (/rm4P)

140 128
The same with running. It was usually a form of punishment for when I played sports in HS and college.

I have no desire to do it now. Unless someone is running after me.
Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:16 AM (8ikIW)


Same here. Although to be honest, an experienced runner is more likely to evade pursuers.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:19 AM (sdi6R)

141
I mix concrete, 80 pound bags, in a big old plastic container. Toughest part is moving those 80 pound bags around. They get heavier every year.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 07:20 AM (jYje5)

142 I saw a kid with a t-shirt that said CARDIO MATTERS and had a crudely drawn picture of a bunch of zombies nearly touching a guy leaned over catching his breath.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:20 AM (xyung)

143 Do not imprison them, either execute them or ship them all back.

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:16 AM (kiSdp)


A sad day for me was when SCOTUS outlawed the use of the death penalty for rapists. Rapists, particularly serial rapists, can never be rehabilitated, mostly because they were never habilitated in the first place.

Useless Trivia: The last state to have the death penalty for rape was Louisiana.

Posted by: RickZ at February 17, 2019 07:20 AM (Y8PSl)

144 I have no problem with the death penalty in absolute, zero doubt rape cases and any significant violence against kids cases. Spanking = no, baby-shaking = bye.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:23 AM (xyung)

145 Family is stirring. Y'all have fun, and consider our Sunday School class informed about a couple of unspoken prayer requests.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 07:24 AM (xyung)

146 I need to replace a 12 x 20 section of concrete driveway. I got a quote, $2500. I think it will be a while before I spring for that, maybe an eternity even. I dang sure ain't mixing that myself.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:24 AM (UdKB7)

147 I am happy Amazon decided not to open their campus in New Yawk.

They need a nice, quiet rural area.

Like Detroit.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 07:24 AM (Z+IKu)

148 "Just another black guy shooting at people in strict-gun-control Illinois?"

I guess he was using a .40 revolver.
With a high capacity 6 round cylinder.

You know..the thing that goes up over to the side.

And he wasn't a white combat Vet, fighting PTSD.

So yeh...non-narrative based issue.

Something for the locals.
Not the nationals.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:24 AM (cqNba)

149 Coming, to the big screen this spring, Jussie Smollett in "The Tawana Brawley Story"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2019 07:25 AM (m45I2)

150 Interesting Rosenstein denies what he has not been accused of. McCabe said he offered to wear a wire.

Rosie says I never authorized a wire.

Posted by: blaster, Abolish FBI at February 17, 2019 07:25 AM (ZfRYq)

151 thanks all for the prayers

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 07:26 AM (N3JsI)

152 "VIA seriously do not make it too wet, the more water added the weaker it is and it will shrink that much more.
In a mixer' s first batch if you measure the liquid to the right consistency the others will be the same."

That is one of the things that I picked up on so far.

Youtube, and sakrete 'How To' videos are my friend.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:26 AM (cqNba)

153 Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

I had my cataracts removed a couple months ago. Absolutely miraculous. Haven't had 20/20 vision since 1st grade.

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:26 AM (kiSdp)

154
thinking about skipping range day this morning

17 degrees with just enough wind to make it really miserable

then again, them zombies ain't gonna wait until it's sunny & 78 degrees to apocalypse...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 17, 2019 07:28 AM (KCxzN)

155 The media will have nothing but sympathy for Smollet. We'll hear stories of how he was driven to do this by the white patriarchy, how he was treated mean in school, how his father was missing and how his replacement mentor taught him the joys of bathhouses and man-boy love.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:28 AM (UdKB7)

156
Anyone ever hear of "Word Jazz?"

The "voice" of Word Jazz is mort. Ken Nordine voiced tv commercials in the 60's, 70's, and 80's.

You'll recognize his voice, perhaps not his name.

Nordine recorded lots of spoken-word stuff. He did an album on talking about Colors.

Nordine recited "Flibberty Jib."

Here's Nordine's short musings on Fibonnacci:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYi07EhENJI

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2019 07:28 AM (hHVqq)

157 I have probably mixed by hand a thousand bags of concrete at work

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:30 AM (/rm4P)

158 The mugging hoax in Chicago is unraveling but, on the other hand, will it matter? I say it won't. Just like the Tawana Brawley case didn't matter to Al Sharpton or the media. There is no longer justice.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:30 AM (H8QX8)

159 Gosh, it sounds like someone isn't telling the truth. But how can that be, in the Department of Justice?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:32 AM (H8QX8)

160 156
Anyone ever hear of "Word Jazz?"

The "voice" of Word Jazz is mort. Ken Nordine voiced tv commercials in the 60's, 70's, and 80's.

You'll recognize his voice, perhaps not his name.

Nordine recorded lots of spoken-word stuff. He did an album on talking about Colors.

Nordine recited "Flibberty Jib."

Here's Nordine's short musings on Fibonnacci:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYi07EhENJI
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2019 07:28 AM (hHVqq)


RIP.

I remember the Grateful Dead broadcasting him over the sound system before some of their concerts.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:32 AM (sdi6R)

161 Hello, it's Sunday. Not sure what we want for lunch after church. Any suggestions?

Posted by: ALH at February 17, 2019 07:33 AM (vBjuR)

162 Moron Robbie, that is a good plan to keep exercising. My Dad did that, and did well past his 89th birthday. Lived by himself after Mom died, now he is in assisted living near us. Mom and Dad are my heroes.

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:33 AM (kiSdp)

163 Well well well. The Illinois shooter was issued the FOID card despite the fact that he had a felony conviction in Mississippi in 1995.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:33 AM (UdKB7)

164 The media will have nothing but sympathy for Smollet. We'll hear stories of how he was driven to do this by the white patriarchy, how he was treated mean in school, how his father was missing and how his replacement mentor taught him the joys of bathhouses and man-boy love.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:28 AM (UdKB7)


Smollett should be charged with a hate crime along with filing a false police report. CPD should also send him a bill for the cost of the investigation into his claims.

But then I live in Fantasyland where law and order exists and equal treatment under the law is the standard.

Posted by: RickZ at February 17, 2019 07:33 AM (Y8PSl)

165 "Not sure what we want for lunch after church. Any suggestions?"

Chik-fil-a. They're not very busy on Sundays.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:35 AM (UdKB7)

166 In a mixer' s first batch if you measure the liquid to the right consistency the others will be the same."



*******


Wait, are we still talking about colonoscopy prep regimens?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2019 07:36 AM (m45I2)

167
Yeah, so if you some nice pleasant background sounds while you sip your coffee and eat your burnt toast...

Ken Nordine's explains various Colors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPrfn8WwLqA

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2019 07:36 AM (hHVqq)

168 Colonoscopy and concrete

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:36 AM (/rm4P)

169 'Wait, are we still talking about colonoscopy prep regimens?'

The lab tests show some concrete results.

Posted by: the doctor at February 17, 2019 07:37 AM (UdKB7)

170 Freaked what is a FOID card?

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:37 AM (kiSdp)

171 Forgot cataracts
Colonoscopy, concrete and cataracts

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:37 AM (/rm4P)

172 "Well well well. The Illinois shooter was issued the FOID card despite the fact that he had a felony conviction in Mississippi in 1995."

So he lied on the 4473?

Never saw that coming.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:37 AM (cqNba)

173
Chik-fil-a. They're not very busy on Sundays.

Yeah.

No one goes there on Sundays, not even the employees.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2019 07:38 AM (hHVqq)

174 Anyone have a good carrot cake recipe?

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:38 AM (/rm4P)

175 FOID - Firearm Owner's Identification Card

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:38 AM (UdKB7)

176 " Freaked what is a FOID card?"

Firearms Owners Identification Card

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:39 AM (cqNba)

177 Chik-fil-a. They're not very busy on Sundays.
Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:35 AM (UdKB7)

I am one of the few people in North America who is not a fan.

What else ya got?

Posted by: ALH at February 17, 2019 07:39 AM (vBjuR)

178 Morning

So the jig is up in Chicago for the gay blade?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 07:39 AM (Y+V3r)

179 'What else ya got?'

A gourmet ay? Waffle House it is.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:40 AM (UdKB7)

180 So the jig is up in Chicago for the gay blade?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 07:39 AM (Y+V3r)

Looks that way. On to the next outrage du jour.

Posted by: ALH at February 17, 2019 07:40 AM (vBjuR)

181 "Anyone have a good carrot cake recipe?"


Carrots
Ground beef
Kidney beans
Chili powder

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:40 AM (cqNba)

182
Greasy Spoon

Do you have a local Greasy Spoon?

I haven't heard/used that expression in a coon's age.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2019 07:41 AM (hHVqq)

183 Huddle House qualifies as a greasy spoon. I have a rewards card with them.

I'm thinking a bucket of chicken.

Posted by: ALH at February 17, 2019 07:42 AM (vBjuR)

184 Waffle house

Always an interesting time

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:42 AM (cqNba)

185 167
Yeah, so if you some nice pleasant background sounds while you sip your coffee and eat your burnt toast...

Ken Nordine's explains various Colors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPrfn8WwLqA
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2019 07:36 AM (hHVqq)


Yes, he is great for having a tab open in the background.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:43 AM (sdi6R)

186 This afternoon I have the tax preparation job to look forward to.

Posted by: ALH at February 17, 2019 07:43 AM (vBjuR)

187 I had my cataracts removed a couple months ago. Absolutely miraculous. Haven't had 20/20 vision since 1st grade.
Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:26 AM (kiSdp)

75% of my issue is the cornea. Fughs Dystrophy and corneal edema. Somewhere about 90 days recovery!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 07:43 AM (JFO2v)

188 Hillary and Comey are not in prison, so indeed, there is no longer justice.


Smollet faked this whole incident ... what about the DNC faking the whole Trump/Russia scam, to cover up their own crimes (Skolkovo espionage, Uranium One, the whole pay to play, globalist sedition, etc.)


The Mueller coup is only a billion times more important ... but the media still pushes Trump/Russia. And it is too cozy that Barr/Mueller seem to be buddies, with their wives in a church group together. Barr already confirmed Mueller's coup must continue ... pathetic -- sedition at the very top.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 07:43 AM (Cus5s)

189 So what TV commercials featured Ken Nordine? I'm sure there were lots of them, but it would be nice to have links to specific ones.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:44 AM (sdi6R)

190 Everyone here goes out to a place called "Mr B's" after church on Sunday. I used to like to go there on Sunday as well, but you had to get there before 11:30 after which the church crowd started rolling in. They had the best fried chicken chicken and other fix'ns in the county.

If you gut there after 11:30 the line was an hour long and cars were parked all up and down the highway.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 07:46 AM (mpXpK)

191 KFC? Studies have shown that greasy fried chicken contributes to heart disease, throat cancer, scabies, and and death. People who eat at KFC can't even do one pushup, or run more than 20 feet. It's a losing proposition, DON'T DO IT! For all that's holy STAY AWAY!

Posted by: the chicken at February 17, 2019 07:47 AM (UdKB7)

192 My expectation for justice is so low I 'd be giddy as all hell if McCabe's sleep was interrupted at 0500hrs tomorrow and perp walked by 29 FBI agents.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:47 AM (/rm4P)

193 Ken Nordine commercials on youtube


https://tinyurl.com/y54xtvaz

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:48 AM (cqNba)

194
Rickl, I could only find a couple of tv ads by Ken Nordine.

He did several for Levi's.

But this tv ad for slot cars is really, really cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naFEH9RqTpQ

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2019 07:48 AM (hHVqq)

195 Damn shame about Pat Caddell. One of the most intellectually honest guys out there. A Centrist ... but damn sure not a moderate.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 07:49 AM (NXJPt)

196 "If you gut there after 11:30 the line was an hour long and cars were parked all up and down the highway."

No-one ever eats there.
It's too crowded.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:49 AM (cqNba)

197 196 No-one ever eats there.

It's too crowded.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:49 AM (cqNba)

Like I said, if you get there before 11:30 its no problem. If it was close to 11:30 when wifey wanted to go I wouldn't go saying I wasn't going to stand in that line. Now that wifey can no longer eat solid food there is no point in going at any time. I don't like going out to eat by myself.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 07:51 AM (mpXpK)

198 Wow, that ONT bachelorette party was a real rager, huh? Good thing they have a week to dry out before the ceremony.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 07:52 AM (kQs4Y)

199 I hope someone is recording these Progs saying tear down the wall!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 07:52 AM (JFO2v)

200 Wow, that ONT bachelorette party was a real rager, huh? Good thing they have a week to dry out before the ceremony.


Oh. What did I miss? I don't need the whole story, just the most salacious details.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 07:53 AM (fuK7c)

201 Yes, he is great for having a tab open in the background.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:43 AM


Not always a good idea.

Posted by: Kurt E. at February 17, 2019 07:54 AM (DMUuz)

202 The CFA by me is jacked up.

Their drive through line runs right down the middle of the aisle of the adjacent strip mall parking lot. And the robots getting their sandwich of hate get some kind of idiot tunnel vision while in the line.

I've seen that line go through the lot and into the street ... no sandwich is worth that. Steak and a BJ ain't worth that.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 07:54 AM (NXJPt)

203 "A UK government lawyer has said that "mother" is no longer a gender specific term preserved only for women."

It's about damn time.

Posted by: zombie Frank Zappa at February 17, 2019 07:54 AM (UdKB7)

204 Hi Erie, how have you been? The bachelor/Ette party was so raucous I fell asleep when it barely started.

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:55 AM (kiSdp)

205 We'll hear stories of how he was driven to do this by the white patriarchy, how he was treated mean in school, how his father was missing and how his replacement mentor taught him the joys of bathhouses and man-boy love.
_________________

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Barky Obama at February 17, 2019 07:55 AM (fqUgw)

206 Eris, not Erie. Stoopid autocorrect.

Posted by: clutch at February 17, 2019 07:56 AM (kiSdp)

207 >>Failed stooge Stacey Abrams is still out there screaming because she was unable to steal the GA governor election through 'found trunk votes' at the last minute after the polls had closed.


She couldn't steal it because the state did a voter roll clean-up that purged 90k (?) or so names of former residents, the deceased, the unverifiable (e.g. did not respond to attempts to reach them at their registered address). This is how the Dems win, and I suspect they tried - still trying - to make legally-required cleaning the voter rolls a "scandal"/disenfranchisement to try to stop it from being done in other states.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2019 07:56 AM (W+vEI)

208 The IL shooter story is an interesting one. He applied to the IL State Police for a FOID in 2014 and somehow they missed his felony conviction and domestic battery arrest and he got it. Now in IL you cannot buy a firearm without the FOID card. So, next he went to a gun store, lied on his 4473, and they sold him a (according to 1 report, it's a SW .40 cal semi-auto handgun with laser sighting) gun.

Next, he actually applied for an IL concealed carry permit. This time, the background check turned up his felony and the State Police sent him a letter in 2014 demanding he turn in the gun. He ignored them. Now questions are being asked about why the SP never followed up on the letter; count on weasel words about how they are understaffed etc etc etc.

So of course the usual suspects such as Chelsea Clinton are calling for universal background checks, a ban on private sales, and the outlawing of 'assault weapons'. None of which would have stopped this guy from having this gun.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 07:56 AM (Z4rgH)

209 193 Ken Nordine commercials on youtube


https://tinyurl.com/y54xtvaz
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2019 07:48 AM (cqNba)


That was awesome.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 07:56 AM (sdi6R)

210 Oh. What did I miss? I don't need the whole story, just the most salacious details.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 07:53 AM


The bride-to-be shouting "GET OFF OF ME!" at the groom-to-be may enter Horde lore.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 07:57 AM (DMUuz)

211 Oh. What did I miss? I don't need the whole story, just the most salacious details.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 07:53 AM (fuK7c)

No anal for eight weeks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 07:57 AM (kQs4Y)

212 Now questions are being asked about why the SP never followed up on the letter; count on weasel words about how they are understaffed etc etc etc.


More taxes will solve everything,

And the band played on...

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2019 07:58 AM (8ikIW)

213 There was another update on my tablet around Friday and autocucumber got put back on. Have to figure out again how to get rid of it.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 07:59 AM (/rm4P)

214 I haven't used a VCR in over a decade.





I've been watching some of my old off-air recordings lately, mostly for the local commercials. Those are memories of some sweet old days (early 80s).

Posted by: Gov. Ralph Coonman Northam at February 17, 2019 07:59 AM (H7hR5)

215 Although I have heard the food and accommodations inside leave something to be desired the entertainment is well worth the sacrifice.

Posted by: Jussie at February 17, 2019 07:59 AM (RZ6R1)

216 Hi Clutch. I didn't make it much past 11:00-11:30. I suspect somebody roofied my pomegranatini.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 17, 2019 08:00 AM (kQs4Y)

217 Settings - General - Keyboard

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:00 AM (NXJPt)

218 Now questions are being asked about why the SP never followed up on the letter; count on weasel words about how they are understaffed etc etc etc.
So of course the usual suspects such as Chelsea Clinton are calling for universal background checks, a ban on private sales, and the outlawing of 'assault weapons'. None of which would have stopped this guy from having this gun.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 07:56 AM (Z4rgH)

Wow. Overpaid, underworked, unionized, politicized, oversexed government looters failing to do their "jobs" resulting in death and destruction.

Sounds familiar......


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2019 08:00 AM (Z+IKu)

219 Dems want to make sure there is no concrete wall, which imo is because they plan to fully dismantle it if they ever get power back. Pathetic that they almost all were strong supporters of stopping illegals a few years back, when unions cared enough to protect their workers.


seems like there are many regions that are becoming Hispanic territory, where workers come in and even get housing built for them, with the builder himself perhaps providing it.


I figured down around Houma (SW of New Orleans) was not much affected by the illegal infiltration, but hunters here told me about masses of them with their own communities ... make payments to the boss (for the housing) or they are kicked out. Like little serfdoms or something ... builders and WalMart and bankers love it, apparently.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 08:00 AM (Cus5s)

220 Morning!

Posted by: Bo Peep's lost sheep at February 17, 2019 08:01 AM (0x00j)

221 Steak and a BJ ain't worth that.
Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 07:54 AM (NXJPt)

obviously you get both frequently

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 08:01 AM (JFO2v)

222 Chelsea Clinton are calling for universal background checks

We could use the e verify system that no one uses!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 08:03 AM (JFO2v)

223 Steak and a BJ ain't worth that.
Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 07:54 AM (NXJPt)

obviously you get both frequently
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 08:01 AM (JFO2v)


I wish. I just hate that damn drive-through that much.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:03 AM (NXJPt)

224 Good morning Horde.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 17, 2019 08:04 AM (Rz2Nc)

225 i]Good Morning Morons; today is Sunday, February 17, 2019. On this day in 1801 an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was resolved when Jefferson was elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the House of Representatives. Boy did we luck out on that one.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

You cur! I demand satisfaction. Choose your weapon.

Posted by: Zombie Aaron Burr at February 17, 2019 08:05 AM (0x00j)

226 And Kroger does run pretty good sales on steak.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:05 AM (NXJPt)

227 So of course the usual suspects such as Chelsea Clinton are calling for
universal background checks, a ban on private sales, and the outlawing
of 'assault weapons'. None of which would have stopped this guy from
having this gun.


So, the solution to so many failures of government is more government.

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 08:07 AM (H7hR5)

228 Chelsea Clinton are calling for universal background checks



We could use the e verify system that no one uses!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 08:03 AM (JFO2v)
---
We live in very strange times. You'd think with a potential civil war looming, Democrats would be working to build up their own militias and lay the ground work in case things get hot.

Instead, they're diligently trying to render themselves as helpless and dependent as possible - even in terms of energy supply.

It would be as if the Southern states responded to John Brown's raid not by readying their militia but instead disbanding them and melting down all their weapons. Crazy stuff.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:08 AM (cfSRQ)

229
My wife was talking to one of the nurses at the colonoscopy factory. They work something like 9 till 5 five days a week, no weekends, and the nurses and doctors all love it. The place does a helluva business, the parking lost is always filled to capacity.

What a concept... factory hours. The nurses must love that. No overnights, double shifts, rotating schedules, 'flexible' hours.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 17, 2019 08:09 AM (jYje5)

230 RIP Pat Cadell at 68 from complications following a stroke. And from this report I see that he was born here in SC. I did not know that.

--

I just saw that in the sidebar. I am truly saddened to learn of his passing. He was the only Democrat I ever listened to, and the only decent one left. I didn't know he was from Rock Hill either. Not too far from me.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 17, 2019 08:09 AM (JoUsr)

231 No anal for eight weeks.


Ah, I see the ONT was devoted to Shibumi and Bozo. Lovely couple. I don't think any anal at the HQ counts as "surprise anal".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2019 08:10 AM (fuK7c)

232 AH Lloyd - sssshhhhhh, keep that to a whisper.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 08:10 AM (/rm4P)

233 So we have another Tawana Brawley/ Al sharpton type situation again in Chicago, with this Empire Actor paying two idiots to stage a hate crime. Even bought the rope at Ace Hardware.

Idiot Media

Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:10 AM (Xqb7f)

234 It would be as if the Southern states responded to John Brown's raid not by readying their militia but instead disbanding them and melting down all their weapons. Crazy stuff.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:08 AM (cfSRQ)


Libs, Suburban Moms, and the like are convinced they'll just watch on TV while the police, army, and federal leos squash that shit.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:11 AM (NXJPt)

235 228 Instead, they're diligently trying to render themselves as helpless and dependent as possible - even in terms of energy supply.

It
would be as if the Southern states responded to John Brown's raid not
by readying their militia but instead disbanding them and melting down
all their weapons. Crazy stuff.




Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:08 AM (cfSRQ)


Democrats are immune from the laws.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

236 Senile old scrunt from SF wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving on Valentines Day.


https://tinyurl.com/y434bj4k
Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:00 AM (mpXpK)



A story that will be completely ignored by the MFM and late night "comedians"

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 08:12 AM (SiINZ)

237 Pat Caddell was one of the few that saw the Trump victory likely. He saw polls of undecideds swinging to Trump. The day of the election I linked (here at AoS) to him and Coulter discussing it, for those that wanted encouragement that Trump could win.


68 is too young ... stroke ... such a shame. Of course anyone that dies, that may be helpful to Trump, it is now suspicious, since we know the FBI coup is a real thing, and that Arkancide is a tried and true practice. But just being in DC and not one of the protected can be stressful/hazardous to one's health.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 08:12 AM (Cus5s)

238 Four of Obama's 'refugees' charged with gang rape of a young Idaho girl. We will be paying for Obama's refugees for decades.


https://tinyurl.com/yytu4vnb
Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)


Fundamentally transforming the country into a third world shithole

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 08:13 AM (SiINZ)

239 Right. Shooter in Aurora IL, bought a gun legally in Hellinois, even though he was a Felon in Miss.

IL State Police has always been left wing and Corrupt

Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:13 AM (Xqb7f)

240 Chelsea Clinton are calling for universal background checks

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Prove it would have made any difference at all, you ugly, pampered, entitled, dumb [expletive removed]. Why don't you just shut your pie hole and go enjoy the endless cash supply you say you don't care about.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 17, 2019 08:13 AM (JoUsr)

241 >>So we have another Tawana Brawley/ Al sharpton type situation again in Chicago, with this Empire Actor paying two idiots to stage a hate crime. Even bought the rope at Ace Hardware.


Wasn't it just a few weeks before the staged attack that we went through something similar with the little girl was shot in her car and the mom described the shooter as a white redneck --- and then it turned out to be two black guys she'd bought drugs from (and the shooting part of a deal gone bad)? That was Chicago, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2019 08:14 AM (W+vEI)

242 238. Butch Otter, Idaho gov at the time, was a Globalist RINO who did not fight Obama placing all those people in Idaho

Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:14 AM (Xqb7f)

243 Glad the FCC is finally going after those spoofers. I get probably 20 spam callers a week. I hope they can stop them.

Payless was a nice idea, but they never carried any shoes at all in 5 1/2 narrow, so fuck 'em.

Winter testing starts tomorrow. FINALLY. Can't wait to see how the Red Bull Honda partnership goes. Honda said recently that Red Bull and Toro Rosso will be treated equally in terms of parts, to which I said HAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at February 17, 2019 08:14 AM (rWZ8Y)

244 Jussie Smollett 'angered and devastated' at suggestions he was involved in his attack

Yet in a late night statement from his attorneys on Saturday, Smollett hit back at the suggestion that the incident was a hoax, and expressed incredulity that the brothers could have been involved.




He should team up with OJ to find the real killer and the two redneck, Trump supporters who attacked him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 08:15 AM (SiINZ)

245 So we have another Tawana Brawley/ Al sharpton type
situation again in Chicago, with this Empire Actor paying two idiots to
stage a hate crime. Even bought the rope at Ace Hardware.



Idiot Media

Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:10 AM (Xqb7f)

---
The difference is that Sharpton actually accused specific people of a crime. This one has phantom perps.
Wasn't it Morton Downey, Jr. who tried to revive his failing career by faking an attack by Nazis in a bathroom?

Bathroom Nazis - the worst kind.


Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:15 AM (cfSRQ)

246 239 Right. Shooter in Aurora IL, bought a gun legally in Hellinois, even though he was a Felon in Miss.

IL State Police has always been left wing and Corrupt
Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:13 AM (Xqb7f)

Then that would be the Feds fault!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 08:15 AM (JFO2v)

247 241. Yes Lizzy. Chicago local media is just awful. As left as it gets

Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:15 AM (Xqb7f)

248 The roaming bands of lawless, white, redneck brigands holding Chicago in terror are well known.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:15 AM (NXJPt)

249 238 I see reports like this from Europe almost daily, it's a matter of time until its here daily.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 08:16 AM (/rm4P)

250 246. No, IL State Police does their own check

Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:16 AM (Xqb7f)

251 241 - I thought that was here in Houston? I just woke up so maybe not.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at February 17, 2019 08:16 AM (rWZ8Y)

252 Right. Shooter in Aurora IL, bought a gun legally in Hellinois, even though he was a Felon in Miss.

IL State Police has always been left wing and Corrupt
Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:13 AM (Xqb7f)




Look, IL State Police are too busy sitting on the side of the roads during rush hour traffic to give out tickets to taxpayers to be bothered with minor things like that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 08:16 AM (SiINZ)

253 Its coming, visiting a friend yesterday evening who lives hop skip and jump from the Toronto Blue Jays encampment, they have fired up the night lights around their training fields. Spring can't be far behind.

Posted by: Colin at February 17, 2019 08:17 AM (cprq8)

254 >>Four of Obama's 'refugees' charged with gang rape of a young Idaho girl. We will be paying for Obama's refugees for decades.


And so it begins.
I know, not even the first one in Idaho.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2019 08:18 AM (W+vEI)

255 Smollett is Black, Gay, and a Hollywood Actor.

Chicago police is still scared to accuse him. District Attorney is Tank Abrams x2

Posted by: Jonah at February 17, 2019 08:18 AM (Xqb7f)

256 Socialism in action!

His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carried Kenyerbers skeletal frame into the kitchen and handed it to a mortuary worker who makes house calls for Venezuelan families with no money for funerals.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 08:18 AM (JFO2v)

257 No problem with the Illinois State Police that a few new MRAPs can't solve. Do it for the children.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:19 AM (NXJPt)

258 Instead, they're diligently trying to render themselves as helpless and dependent as possible - even in terms of energy supply.

It would be as if the Southern states responded to John Brown's raid not by readying their militia but instead disbanding them and melting down all their weapons. Crazy stuff.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:08 AM


1. UBCs.
2. Registry (needed to make UBCs "really work")
3. Confiscation

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2019 08:19 AM (DMUuz)

259 Jussie Smollett 'angered and devastated' at suggestions he was involved in his attack

Yet in a late night statement from his attorneys on Saturday, Smollett hit back at the suggestion that the incident was a hoax, and expressed incredulity that the brothers could have been involved.

--

Says the guy who plainly stated they shouted 'This is MAGA country!' Yeah, right. I'm sure they did. Why did you say that, Jussie? Maybe they were in white face.

This Jussie character is the worst kind of human filth for making up a lie like this. To victimize himself, and to slander an entire swath of people, including the president. A vile piece of human filth.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 17, 2019 08:19 AM (JoUsr)

260 Democrats are immune from the laws.


Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

---
But not from reality.

For the record, I don't think we're in a cold civil war. I think there's a lot of arguing on cable news and Twitter, but out in the hinterland no one notices.

Talking with an old friend last night, I asked him about the late 60s and he said there was no comparison in terms of civil breakdown and violence. Other than throwing pixels at each other, things are actually much more peaceful.

I know it's always 1932 in Berlin for some people, but I think that's partly because our bloated professional writing sector has to fill the time with something.

To put it another way, we're not in revolutionary times, or even pre-revolutionary times. I would, however, say we are in pre-pre-revolutionary times.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:19 AM (cfSRQ)

261 Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2019 07:05 AM (N3JsI)

Prayers sent! Keep us posted.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2019 08:21 AM (dUJdY)

262 Idiot Media

Treasonous media.

D-Lamp, etc., etc.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:21 AM (sdi6R)

263 Look, IL State Police are too busy sitting on the
side of the roads during rush hour traffic to give out tickets to
taxpayers to be bothered with minor things like that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2019 08:16 AM (SiINZ)


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I saw a new one in SC the other day.

LEO sitting on the side of a two lane highway right after a hill, and I saw him pull over a car that didn't move over to the left lane immediately after cresting the hill.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 08:22 AM (xyung)

264 Jussie Smollett 'angered and devastated' at suggestions he was involved in his attack



Yet in a late night statement from his attorneys on Saturday,
Smollett hit back at the suggestion that the incident was a hoax, and
expressed incredulity that the brothers could have been involved.

---
Ah yes, the "how DARE you accuse me!!!" defense.

Usually buys a little time before the little people who are facing actual jail dime you out.

We'll see how that works out.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:23 AM (cfSRQ)

265 >>Butch Otter, Idaho gov at the time, was a Globalist RINO who did not fight Obama placing all those people in Idaho


Don't buy Chobani!
https://www.breitbart.com/tag/chobani/

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2019 08:23 AM (W+vEI)

266 251 241 - I thought that was here in Houston? I just woke up so maybe not.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at February 17, 2019 08:16 AM (rWZ8Y)

what did happen to the white walmart shooter
the shooter as a white male, "with blue eyes, a thin build and no beard. They say he 'looked sick' with sunken cheekbones and a pale face with a 'five o'clock shadow.' He was wearing a black hoodie."

The sister was even more helpful, giving authorities enough information to develop a sketch of the "killer" who, the mother says, "intentionally" targeted her daughter.

and the real murderer was

20-year-old Eric Black Jr.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2019 08:24 AM (JFO2v)

267 To put it another way, we're not in revolutionary times, or even pre-revolutionary times. I would, however, say we are in pre-pre-revolutionary times.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:19 AM (cfSRQ)


There's a reason Antifa ain't strayed outside of that sweet, sweet blue city police protection yet.

People in the 60s weren't carrying concealed with an AR in the truck.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:24 AM (NXJPt)

268 The biggest causes of cancer?

Genetics and stress.

Posted by: Sooner at February 17, 2019 08:24 AM (Fs5vw)

269 260 For the record, I don't think we're in a cold civil
war. I think there's a lot of arguing on cable news and Twitter, but out
in the hinterland no one notices.

Talking with an old friend
last night, I asked him about the late 60s and he said there was no
comparison in terms of civil breakdown and violence. Other than throwing
pixels at each other, things are actually much more peaceful.

I
know it's always 1932 in Berlin for some people, but I think that's
partly because our bloated professional writing sector has to fill the
time with something.

To put it another way, we're not in
revolutionary times, or even pre-revolutionary times. I would, however,
say we are in pre-pre-revolutionary times.


Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:19 AM (cfSRQ)

Other than the race riots in the black sections cities like LA and Detroit, the 60s were pretty peaceful too. All that hype about the flower children and anti-war protests were fake news hyped by the MFM.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:26 AM (mpXpK)

270 255 Its the new Leftist play book, Soros put big money behind the Philadelphia DA, those who control the DA decide who gets prosecuted or not.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 08:26 AM (/rm4P)

271 268 The biggest causes of cancer?

Genetics and stress.
Posted by: Sooner at February 17, 2019 08:24 AM (Fs5vw)


Well, I'm certainly suffering a lot of stress now with the invasion and conquest of the United States, with half the population cheering it on.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:26 AM (sdi6R)

272 Ah, the New York Times discovers hardship in Venezuela, is mystified as to the cause.

Walter Duranty lives!

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 08:27 AM (H7hR5)

273 Idiot Media

Treasonous media.

--

The president agrees. I can't copy and paste twatter comments here too well because Pixy screams at me, but this is from half an hour ago:

"THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF A FREE PEOPLE."

Seems a little more pointed than just 'fake news.'

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 17, 2019 08:27 AM (JoUsr)

274 Mornin'. 'Sup?

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2019 08:29 AM (MVjcR)

275 There's a reason Antifa ain't strayed outside of that sweet, sweet blue city police protection yet.



People in the 60s weren't carrying concealed with an AR in the truck.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:24 AM (NXJPt)

---
I agree. A while back my wife was upset that some idiot on social media was claiming to have sited "fascists" eating lunch in a local restaurant and was calling for backup to attack them.

I told her not to get worked up. If these guys had actual conviction, they wouldn't be going online asking for *someone else* to please do their dirty work, they'd have done it.

And the reason they didn't do it personally probably has to do with the fact that Michigan is a shall-issue state and has hundreds of thousands of permit holders. Swinging a bike lock in the Great Lakes State could get some hot lead in response, which is why Antifa mostly bloviates on the internet.

This also proves my point about the "civil war." You need two sides to fight and both have to be willing to die for the cause. I don't see noodle-armed baristas having that kind of determination.

Antifa is basically cosplay.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:29 AM (cfSRQ)

276 There is the thought during the Revolutionary War 1/3 of the population wanted freedom, 1/3 of the population wanted to stay with GB and 1/3 of the population could care which.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 08:30 AM (/rm4P)

277 "The biggest causes of cancer?
Genetics and stress."

probably true ... stress has many bad effects, but it is hard to diagnose that as a cause. Another reason for people to leave the big city and find a peaceful community, or even some acreage.


The genetics is certainly real ... I wonder too if some of that is heritage, in that habits and diet can be introduced in childhood, even ethics or religion as part of that. It is a sort of cultural "genetics", though much of that is now overridden by BigBrother and especially now with everyone so digital.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2019 08:32 AM (Cus5s)

278 Other than the race riots in the black sections
cities like LA and Detroit, the 60s were pretty peaceful too. All that
hype about the flower children and anti-war protests were fake news
hyped by the MFM.


Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:26 AM (mpXpK)

---
Yeah, but you did have a lot of political violence. MLK, Bobby Kennedy were both killed. There were other attempts (Ford) and it was the start of the long downward spiral of crime in urban areas. It made Detroit into, well Detroit.

But yes, pre-1968, things were a lot safer than they are even now.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:32 AM (cfSRQ)

279 There is the thought during the Revolutionary War 1/3 of the population wanted freedom, 1/3 of the population wanted to stay with GB and 1/3 of the population could care which.
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 08:30 AM (/rm4P)

Yes but grilled sheep taste so good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 08:33 AM (Y+V3r)

280 276
There is the thought during the Revolutionary War 1/3 of the population
wanted freedom, 1/3 of the population wanted to stay with GB and 1/3 of
the population could care which.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 08:30 AM (/rm4P)

Historians general agree that is about the general consensus. Except in the South where there were more loyalists among the voting population than in the North. Remember that in those days you had to pay taxes to vote in most of the colonies too.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:34 AM (mpXpK)

281 273
The president agrees. I can't copy and paste twatter comments here too well because Pixy screams at me, but this is from half an hour ago:

"THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF A FREE PEOPLE."

Seems a little more pointed than just 'fake news.'
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 17, 2019 08:27 AM (JoUsr)


God bless him. He is telling the truth.

The media built up and enabled Obama to become President. The lied about Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, inflaming racial tensions. Now they are building up AOC and other overt socialists.

At what point will they be made to pay for their treason?

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:35 AM (sdi6R)

282 I believe many moved to Canada also, at least the ones living in New England.

Posted by: Colin at February 17, 2019 08:36 AM (cprq8)

283 This also proves my point about the "civil war." You need two sides to fight and both have to be willing to die for the cause. I don't see noodle-armed baristas having that kind of determination.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:29 AM (cfSRQ)


The problem is, Antifa is just a tool. They may not wish to die - but when the guys manipulating their strings decide its time for them to die - the dumb asses will go right along with it and never see what hit 'em.

I'm positive shit will get worse. The same State Federal Leos that did the Wisconsin John Doe Raids and the Bundy Ranch stuff will make sure of that.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:37 AM (DUYWK)

284 CNN *employs* Van Jones, an admitted Communist.

When is enough enough???

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:37 AM (sdi6R)

285 281 At what point will they be made to pay for their treason?

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:35 AM (sdi6R)

They are somewhat paying for it now. Their ratings are in the cellar which makes their advertising revenue sink out the bottom as well.

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:37 AM (mpXpK)

286 283
I'm positive shit will get worse. The same State Federal Leos that did the Wisconsin John Doe Raids and the Bundy Ranch stuff will make sure of that.
Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:37 AM (DUYWK)


I don't know if many people realize it, but we were an eyelash from a shooting civil war during the Bundy standoff.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:39 AM (sdi6R)

287 I saw a new one in SC the other day.

LEO sitting on the side of a two lane highway right after a hill, and I saw him pull over a car that didn't move over to the left lane immediately after cresting the hill.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 08:22 AM (xyung)


Ain't that special. Here too in MS we have that newish law that you must move to the left lane if practical for any 'emergency' vehicle parked on the right shoulder.

First I've heard of it being used ambush style. But not surprised at all. Nope. Not at all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 08:40 AM (Z4rgH)

288 'Mornin Horde!Only 6 more days to Miller/Steyn in Syracuse, Giddy like a schoolboy who just copped his first feel!

Posted by: missguided sailorguy at February 17, 2019 08:40 AM (Q5R7z)

289 CNN *employs* Van Jones, an admitted Communist.

When is enough enough???
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:37 AM (sdi6R)

Well you get the tar, I will get the feathers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 08:40 AM (Y+V3r)

290 The problem is, Antifa is just a tool. They may not
wish to die - but when the guys manipulating their strings decide its
time for them to die - the dumb asses will go right along with it and
never see what hit 'em.



I'm positive shit will get worse. The same State Federal Leos that
did the Wisconsin John Doe Raids and the Bundy Ranch stuff will make
sure of that.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:37 AM (DUYWK)

---
I don't see that as a problem. They're mercs, which means that when their pay dries up, they go back to slinging lattes. Actual revolutionaries are far more dangerous.

The corrupt law enforcement thing is a problem, but happily these people are almost too stupid to breathe. The first rule of an extra-legal conspiracy is not to BRAG ABOUT IT.

And yet they are so smug that they can't help themselves. At least we have that advantage.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:42 AM (cfSRQ)

291 Wash done, should head to store. Still nothing new for the book thread, just lots of wishes.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2019 08:43 AM (/rm4P)

292
Well you get the tar, I will get the feathers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2019 08:40 AM


No rail? One of the most important means of transporting a media person out of town.

Posted by: Split Rail Manufacturers of America at February 17, 2019 08:44 AM (jYje5)

293 Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue

That is the best idea ever. Just think we can all post like the most lunatic, retarded trolls on the planet. Have an informal competition.

You never know, some of the most bat scat insane ideas might end up on the DNC platform.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 08:44 AM (lD3vL)

294 Does " insufficient" have 2 "i"s or 1 ??

Posted by: Cook County prosecutors office at February 17, 2019 08:44 AM (RZ6R1)

295 293
You never know, some of the most bat scat insane ideas might end up on the DNC platform.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 08:44 AM (lD3vL)


Yeah, and then they will be voted into office by idiot Democrat voters and vote fraud.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2019 08:46 AM (sdi6R)

296 Ain't that special. Here too in MS we have that newish law that you must move to the left lane if practical for any 'emergency' vehicle parked on the right shoulder.

First I've heard of it being used ambush style. But not surprised at all. Nope. Not at all.


They learned that trick from Texas.

Apparently TX police officers never learned from their parents to not wander into traffic.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at February 17, 2019 08:47 AM (lD3vL)

297 And yet they are so smug that they can't help themselves. At least we have that advantage.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at February 17, 2019 08:42 AM (cfSRQ)


I think that comes from that common Human tendency to just look around, see things now, and refuse to consider that they can ever be any different.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 17, 2019 08:48 AM (DUYWK)

298 Ain't that special. Here too in MS we have that
newish law that you must move to the left lane if practical for any
'emergency' vehicle parked on the right shoulder.



First I've heard of it being used ambush style. But not surprised at all. Nope. Not at all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 17, 2019 08:40 AM (Z4rgH)


--

Same here.

It irritated me even more that the speed trap BS, too. You know what gets people killed? It's not 15 over on fairly clear roads. It's tailgating and being an ass. But that would be really, really hard to enforce, so trapping people on their way to church it is!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - ace, make a mirror liberal site for ad revenue at February 17, 2019 08:49 AM (xyung)

299 books up

Posted by: Vic at February 17, 2019 08:51 AM (mpXpK)

300 The NYT does a long story about children starving to death in Venezuela.
It's the last paragraph before they utter the word 'Socialist.'

http://tinyurl.com/y94ureg3

Posted by: Erasmus Toejam at February 17, 2019 08:52 AM (H7hR5)

301
Pelosi doesn't even know what month it is. The woman is deranged, which makes her the perfect leader for the dems.

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2019 07:14 AM

That's why I keep saying her short term memory is shot to hell. She said 'Valentine's Day' no more then thirty seconds before saying 'Thanksgiving'.


She was simply trying to explain how THANKFUL one should be when they are as old, ugly, stupid, and demented as she is--and STILL get one of those little candy hearts that says "be my valentine" on it.

Geez ---Gotta explain EVERY detail to you Deplorable Conservative Goons -- Yeah!--- DCG's--nice ring to it

Posted by: rld77 from way down south at February 17, 2019 09:12 AM (IFKSx)

302 A man was arrested in Bergen County, New Jersey, Thursday during an attempted burglary after mistaking a police car for his Lyft ride, police say. Rochelle Park police responded to a call of a burglary just after 10 p.m., when residents awoke to the sound of someone attempting to open their rear door.

Posted by: Neo at February 17, 2019 09:49 AM (e8kgV)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/16/19) Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Night

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***


The Saturday Night Joke

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked,

"How many of you love your husband?" All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?" Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember.
The women were then told to take out their cellphones and text their husband: "I love you, sweetheart."
Next the women were instructed to exchange phones with another woman and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message.

Below are 12 actual hilarious replies.


If you have been married for quite a while, you understand that these replies are a sign of true love. Who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way?

1. Who the hell is this?

2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?


3 Yeah, and I love you too. What's wrong?

4. What now? Did you wreck the car again?

5. I don't understand what you mean?

6. What the hell did you do now?

7. Are you sure this is for me?

8. Don't beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?

9. Am I dreaming?

10. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.

11. I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day.

12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she?

***

The Moron Horde is a remarkable community. Gray box friends, MoMes and now a wedding. Congrats to Shibumi and Bozo Conservative on their upcoming nuptials.

Here is the story in Shibumi's words:

Shibumi here, from a different address with her actual meat space identity.

As you both may or may not know, I'm engaged to a fellow moron; we decided to meet one afternoon after I just put out a "hey, anyone near SE Mi want to have lunch?" call on a random ONT in September.

Well, I met up with Bozo Conservative and eventually, after much work on his part, we hit it off. We got engaged in late May and are tentatively planning the wedding the last Friday in February.

I'm located north of Detroit and he's a bit north of Columbus; there is no way in hell that we would have ever met if it wasn't for the HQ, my reckless feeling of possible isolation since my job was ending and his tenacity.


Thanks for everything, and thank all of you for providing the platform where I met my future husband.

Take care,

shibumi

The ONT Musical Interlude

Per shibumi, "Our official song is this:"


The wedding processional song, suggested by the bride to be.


Wedding music and the outfits to be worn by Shibumi and Bozo Conservative


***


We know shibumi would never do this.......


***


Quite the friends the lucky groom to be has.........


***


Good luck on your wedding!

***


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by the Wedding Reception Hall.

Dancing-Sandwiches.jpg


Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. No objections here, you kids get married and have a great life.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:38 PM




Comments

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1 Near the top.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:34 PM (jHG9p)

2 hii

Posted by: ALH at February 16, 2019 09:34 PM (vBjuR)

3 I brought chips.

Let's start the party.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2019 09:34 PM (UGqF8)

4 OH YEAH BABY!!!! WOO HOO!!!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:34 PM (jHG9p)

5 C
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Posted by: Skip at February 16, 2019 09:35 PM (/rm4P)

6 I am the center of attention now.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:35 PM (jHG9p)

7 BTW, this is the one year anniversary of BSG being asked to leave.

Posted by: Chuck C at February 16, 2019 09:35 PM (zCabI)

8 It's on!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 16, 2019 09:35 PM (kufk0)

9 Stuck in the middle with Ewe.

Posted by: Shari Lewis at February 16, 2019 09:35 PM (UGqF8)

10 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 16, 2019 09:36 PM (CLcKT)

11 RBG plans to roll in once the party gets going. She's going to juggle bowling balls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2019 09:36 PM (UGqF8)

12 Somebody noted when BSG was asked to vamoose?


Buzzion was sort of the unofficial blog historian, it seemed, for a while. Amazed that somebody is tracking such things.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2019 09:37 PM (QDnY+)

13 yay!!! Love HQ romances. May this be the first of many more to come. Shibumi: Spill details on the wedding? How many guests? Traditional or modern?

Posted by: IC at February 16, 2019 09:37 PM (LJUs+)

14 Cue up The Immigrant Song!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2019 09:37 PM (UGqF8)

15 Congratulations and best wishes to shibumi and Bozo Conservative! May you have a long and happy life together. God bless your marriage.

Posted by: bluebell at February 16, 2019 09:38 PM (U5tDi)

16 Shibumi and Bozo: sending you guys wishes for a lifetime of love, happiness, adventures and laughter.

Posted by: IC at February 16, 2019 09:39 PM (LJUs+)

17 Since I'm first, I get my pick of the bridesmaids, right???

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:40 PM (jHG9p)

18 The most important thing is not where you've been, but where you're going.

Love God. Love each other. Love others.

In that order.

Posted by: F2000 at February 16, 2019 09:40 PM (9WiM6)

19 well, well, well

Here we all are.

And I for one, would like to raise a toast to Ace of Spades and the ONT in particular.

Where Shibumi and I first became "aware" of each other

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:40 PM (tLMaB)

20 Jussie had a dancing sandwich.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 16, 2019 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

21 LMAO Batman

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (e7oj4)

22 Been waiting for this thread. I even took a nap to be sure I'd be up for it. So, before everything spirals out of control, I want to extend my best wishes to shibumi and Bozo Conservative.

Thank you Mis Hum, gonna read the content now.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (RfzVr)

23 That photo of B.J.'s bar reminds me of one I used to see. Can't remember if it was on the way to Muskegon or transiting west to get to Meinert Park on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The name of the bar was The Stable and its tagline was "Come on in and get stabilized".

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (7s3Gx)

24 Love the story; love the party. Best of everything to you both!!

Posted by: Iris at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (6lKe4)

25 Bartender, we're going to need a pitcher of beer every 7 minutes, then one every ten.

Posted by: blaster, Abolish FBI at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (ZfRYq)

26 *clears throat*

*taps water glass with fork*

Here's to shibumi and BC. May their first child, be a masculine child.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (UGqF8)

27
we are racing to see who can comment first

She is maddly typing away on her computer across the room

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (tLMaB)

28 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:40 PM (tLMaB)

Congrats!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (aA3+G)

29 This is such a wonderful place!! *throws confetti at Shibumi and Boz*

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (dUJdY)

30 Good evening everyone and thank you for joining us for our virtual Bachelor/ Bachelorette party. And thank YOU Mis Hum for doing this for us.

Now, a caveat. The email I wrote Mis Hum about our the time Bozo Conservative and I met up online.... kind of inaccurate. I said what I thought happened, and he said what he thought happened. Well, I went back to the ONT in question in September of 2017 and BAM!

I was wrong. I will now let him tell the story.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (tLMaB)

31 Oh, and congrats to the bride and groom. 8^>

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (7s3Gx)

32 Congrats you young folk. All the best to the both of you.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (+ldAm)

33 Here's to shibumi and BC. May their first child, be a masculine child.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


We're not planning on adopting....

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (tLMaB)

34 The Moron Horde is a remarkable community. Gray box friends, MoMes and now a wedding. Congrats to Shibumi and Bozo Conservative on their upcoming nuptials.

--Woo hoo!

Just last year I thought shibumi was a smart and attractive . . . Cat Lady.

The Horde abides.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (e7oj4)

35 Our first child will be a cat.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (tLMaB)

36 well, well, well

Here we all are.

And I for one, would like to raise a toast to Ace of Spades and the ONT in particular.

Where Shibumi and I first became "aware" of each other

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:40 PM (tLMaB)

Many congrats and best wishes on your life together. May you both live long and prosper together.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (jHG9p)

37 Well a big congratulations to the new soon to be couple Shibumi and Bozo Conservative.

Posted by: Skip at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (/rm4P)

38 Thank you Mis Hum, gonna read the content now.
Posted by: cfo mom at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (RfzVr)


Hate to burst your bubble, there isn't any

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (aA3+G)

39 I give Hacksaw Ridge a thumbs up.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (e7oj4)

40 Congratulations on the nuptuals, Shibumi and Bozo Conservative!

Btw, about Jussie, guess what he Tweeted about 10 years ago, a few short swings of the pendulum ago..

Gods gift to the world (and to my white shoes and shirts).... bleach son

https://twitter.com/JussieSmollett/status/2614532113

Posted by: Thrawn at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (Ta69/)

41 -
Wanted to put this on the ONT in case anyone had something like this working here:

---------------------------
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OT. Does anyone here, cobloggers, commenters,
lurkers, have an automatic donation/payment to the blog set up that is
working for them? I would very much like to know how to do this.

Thank you.

Posted by: irright at February 16, 2019 07:41 PM

~~~~~



Hi irright. There's a Paypal button in the leflthand column, near the top.


Posted by: IrishEi at February 16, 2019 07:50 PM

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

Absolutely. I have use it several times (including minutes ago) and encourage ALL who enjoy this site to do likewise.

However, I wish to have an automatic monthly payment sent.

If anyone who reads this has a method that is currently working for them, PLEASE let me know how.

Thanks. (and sorry for the OT)

Posted by: irright at February 16, 2019 08:02 PM

Posted by: irright at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (RVcmP)

42 So the wedding is next Saturday? Knowing the reprobates here, there will be endless speculation on wedding nights shenanigans on the ONT.

Posted by: IC at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (LJUs+)

43 I always cry at weddings.

Posted by: ALH at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (vBjuR)

44 Hey everybody.

MisHum, that bottom photo looks mighty familiar. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:44 PM (miE9U)

45 About mixed marriages...mine is the opposite of yours shibumi Bozo. I am the Buckeye and he is the Michigander. After 40 some years, I am used to Michigan. It is home. Are you moving to Ohio shibumi?

Posted by: cfo mom at February 16, 2019 09:44 PM (RfzVr)

46 Just last year I thought shibumi was a smart and attractive . . . Cat Lady.

The Horde abides.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (e7oj4)

I just remembered and giggled yet again when shibumi shared that her front door was green.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:45 PM (jHG9p)

47 What better for a bachelor party than..

#Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096834144104038406

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096834268226076672

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2019 09:45 PM (0Ntuf)

48 I'm more intrigued by the dancing sandwiches than the BJs

LMAO

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:45 PM (e7oj4)

49 I was planning to move back to WA state when I met my husband; 14 years later, here I am still in CA.

Posted by: IC at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (LJUs+)

50 I like weddings -- as long as there is one man and one woman thus joined!

I can accept divorce, in certain circumstances, but never re-marriage whilst the original spouse still lives....

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (CLcKT)

51 Question for the Horde tonight, by ME qdpsteve, *not* that other site that begins with a Q.

Anyone ever have a dream about a long-lost love that you *thought* you were over?

I admit I dreamt of someone last night I thought I was finally more or less over about. I guess I'm not as "over" her as I thought.

(At least the story made a bit of sense: I found out that while on a vacation at a cheap hotel, I was across the street from where this woman was having her church wedding, and *thousands* of people were there, having a great time.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (miE9U)

52 I believe Julian Assange and Wikileaks are a CIA joint.

Change my mind

Posted by: blaster, Abolish FBI at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (ZfRYq)

53 Congrats, Shibumi and Bozo!

Football Saturdays are going to be a good time at your house, aren't they?

Posted by: April at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (OX9vb)

54 If Bats married Catwoman, he better not bring home Wonder Woman bread...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (tFXr6)

55 Don't let Todd near the mic.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (zmIJL)

56 Cocktails, Sammiches and BJs. The Magnificent Triumvirate.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (Tyii7)

57 The most important thing is not where you've been, but where you're going.



Love God. Love each other. Love others.



In that order.

Posted by: F2000 at February 16, 2019 09:40 PM


^^^This.

Congratulations, you two. May God grant you many, many happy years!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (hzGlR)

58 3 Cicero

I have been on AoSHQ too long. I read that as I brought the chaps.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (u82oZ)

59
I can accept divorce, in certain circumstances, but never re-marriage whilst the original spouse still lives....
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (CLcKT)

---------

We offer packages.

Posted by: Soldier of Fortune at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (UGqF8)

60 Toast to the happy couple.
Raises a glass of Knob Creek.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (JgA4k)

61 That photo of B.J.'s bar reminds me of one I used to see. Can't remember if it was on the way to Muskegon or transiting west to get to Meinert Park on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The name of the bar was The Stable and its tagline was "Come on in and get stabilized".


Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at February 16, 2019 09:41 PM (7s3Gx)

That was on the edge of town in Holton as you're heading towards Muskegon right across from the cemetery.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (jHG9p)

62 i have no steady income, other than my munificent VA service related 20% disability check, figured on SP4 pay, but everything this household buys on Amazon starts from the Ewok Amazon tab in the upper right of the main page.

it may not be much, but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

i hope...

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (0kkuk)

63 Can't stick around but I wanted to drop in and say congrats to the happy couple.
God bless.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at February 16, 2019 09:48 PM (gkstg)

64 Best Wishes to you both!
May your life together be blessed with happiness.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 16, 2019 09:48 PM (Z/jzm)

65 Been waiting all week for this thread! CONGRATS, shibumi and Bozo! May you have many Ewoks!

Posted by: pookysgirl, reporting from Triton at February 16, 2019 09:48 PM (XKZwp)

66 Some appropriate music?

https://youtu.be/vqNcyFNMfLM

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 09:48 PM (tFXr6)

67 shibumi and bozo, congrats to you both.
Wish I could come to the wedding. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:48 PM (miE9U)

68 Where's the honeymoon going to be?

Posted by: ALH at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (vBjuR)

69 #justiceforjussie up on drudge he could get 3 years.

He won't of course.

Posted by: blaster, Abolish FBI at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (ZfRYq)

70 I will break the seal on a new bottle of Bourbon, in salute and commemoration of Shibumi & Bozo's suaree here tonight.

And another new one next week, for their nuptals.

Shibumi? Who is going to give away auction off the bride?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (QzJWU)

71 Dancing Rodents to the theoretically happy couple!!!

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (0kkuk)

72 Now, a caveat. The email I wrote Mis Hum about our the time Bozo Conservative and I met up online.... kind of inaccurate. I said what I thought happened, and he said what he thought happened. Well, I went back to the ONT in question in September of 2017 and BAM!

I was wrong. I will now let him tell the story.
Posted by: shibumi

We had been commenting and lightly flirting since about June of 2017 on the ONT and elsewhere on Ace 'o Spades.

I think sometime in September (Labor Day Weekend) I had made a remark about us meeting for lunch somewhere "in between" our respective homes. We picked Toledo.

Lucky Toledo ! (eyeroll)

In the meantime, one of Shibumi's pat time jobs was coming to an end, and she was worried about being bored just working at home doing free lance writing. One of her friends advised her to open herself up to "new experiences".


So we decided to meet for lunch at the famous Tony Packo's restaurant in Toledo, and we did so on Sept 16 ( a Saturday). We had lunch ( it was actually kind of bad) and sat and talked for hours, until the lunch crowd became the dinner crowd and they kind of chased us out of there.

Then we continued gabbing in the parking lot ( it was a warm afternoon)

And then.......

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (tLMaB)

73 I'm hungry for a dancing sandwich...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (miE9U)

74 Congratulations to the two of you! My advice for a long happy marriage: always respect each other and never stop courting each other.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (Lqy/e)

75 Anyone ever have a dream about a long-lost love that you *thought* you were over?
Posted by: qdpsteve

I had a dream about my high school crush just last week. No idea where she is and I've been married to Mrs Blutarski for 30 years.

Posted by: Blutarski at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (+Tibp)

76 Red they say that the amazon links don't pay ace.

Posted by: blaster, Abolish FBI at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (ZfRYq)

77 If any know a reason why these two should not be wed, comment now, or forever hold your piece.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2019 09:50 PM (UGqF8)

78 Congrats Shibumi and BC! I hope you were inspired by the Billy Idol video and are busy bleaching and teasing your hair and squeezing into pleather pants.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 16, 2019 09:50 PM (kQs4Y)

79 shibumi & Bozo Conservative

May your future together be as bright as your dreams.

Congratulations to both of you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 16, 2019 09:50 PM (u82oZ)

80 51 Question for the Horde tonight, by ME qdpsteve, *not* that other site that begins with a Q.

Anyone ever have a dream about a long-lost love that you *thought* you were over?

I admit I dreamt of someone last night I thought I was finally more or less over about. I guess I'm not as "over" her as I thought.

(At least the story made a bit of sense: I found out that while on a vacation at a cheap hotel, I was across the street from where this woman was having her church wedding, and *thousands* of people were there, having a great time.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:46 PM (miE9U)

--Not any dreams of long lost loves, but *lots* about loves not pursued . . .

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:50 PM (e7oj4)

81 Congrats!!!!



What are we going to call you after February 22? The Shibozos?

Posted by: Vendette at February 16, 2019 09:50 PM (9/vGE)

82 Congrats, Morons! Best Wishes for the wedding!

Posted by: Dr. T at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (2PXwn)

83 Treasure all your time together.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (JgA4k)

84 Posted by: irright at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (RVcmP)

The workaround as I see it is you just hit the paypal link on the first of each month, not what we want, but we all must sacrifice to keep Ace in business!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (f3oO4)

85 I just came to drink some free champagne and snag a few whore-derves.

Congrats you two. Name the first one after Ace.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (Z4rgH)

86 Thank you all for your well wishes.

This really is our party. We're both "INTJs" so really, go out in public, get drunk and behave badly?

We went to Meijer [local grocery store] and bought chocolate silk pie.

Right now, I am working on putting new vinyl tile on the kitchen floor.

And yes, Shirley Bassey. I like this version better than the one from P!NK.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (tLMaB)

87 💑

A perfect marriage gift for newly married couple
https://youtu.be/34Uc9-XuRqM

💍

HQ stag party
http://bit.ly/hq-stag

💒

HQ bridal shower
http://bit.ly/hq-bridal

💘

Posted by: mindful webworker's heavy gift budget at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (Kvnw4)

88 blutarski and logprof, hmmm.

I admit I *really* wish a lot of these women were still in my life, somehow.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (miE9U)

89 60 Toast to the happy couple.
Raises a glass of Knob Creek.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 09:47 PM (JgA4k)

--Rum and coke here!

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (e7oj4)

90 Wishing you every possible happiness!

Posted by: ALH at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (vBjuR)

91 Congratulations, BC and Shibumi! I am so happy for you both! i wish you many joyful years together.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (TdMsT)

92 Propellerheads History Repeating is the first dance.

Posted by: blaster, Abolish FBI at February 16, 2019 09:52 PM (ZfRYq)

93 Treasure all your time together.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM (JgA4k)


Truer words were never spoken. Do NOT waste a minute of your time together!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 16, 2019 09:52 PM (f3oO4)

94 shibumi, you're not doing the traditional thing of not seeing each other for a couple days before the wedding?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:52 PM (miE9U)

95 Yeah, I don't know about Shibozo. I was thinking I could be "the shi in boshi."

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:52 PM (tLMaB)

96 Congrats! Shibumi, have any single friends?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (PUmDY)

97 Who'll be the first guest to get embarrassingly drunk?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (JgA4k)

98 Best wishes for a happy life together, S and B.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (Tyii7)

99 At my stag party, I got black out drunk and staggered home three miles without telling anyone I was leaving.

Posted by: Blutarski at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (+Tibp)

100 *throws a caution flag*

BC can be confused for BCochran and his carrot chili.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (tFXr6)

101 97 Who'll be the first guest to get embarrassingly drunk?
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (JgA4k)

Where is Duncanthrax?

Posted by: ALH at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (vBjuR)

102 shibumi, you're not doing the traditional thing of not seeing each other for a couple days before the wedding?
---

He will be exiled to the Holiday Inn Express before midnight next Thursday. The wedding is Friday, and we will not see each other all day.

BTW... want to see what my dress looks like?

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (tLMaB)

103 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (tLMaB)

Wonderful story

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (aA3+G)

104
BTW... want to see what my dress looks like?
Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (tLMaB)


Yes!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 16, 2019 09:54 PM (TdMsT)

105 You met on the date of my parents wedding anniversary! They were married for 65 years!

May your lives be as long and happy together as was theirs

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 16, 2019 09:54 PM (Z/jzm)

106 Shibumi, might want to rethink that.

Shi in Japanese is one of the words for the number 4 and for death.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 09:54 PM (tFXr6)

107 So who's doing the moving? Will it be Michigan or Ohio for you lovebirds?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 09:54 PM (jHG9p)

108 Where's the honeymoon going to be?
Posted by: ALH


Well, we were going to rent out that S & M dungeon in Philly, but instead we are going to stay in a mountain cabin somewhere outside of Sedona, Arizona.

And we are getting married on Friday night, Feb 22.

No one is giving away the bride. Neither of us has surviving parents, they are all long passed away.

Shibumi's uncle thought he might be asked, and was mightily relieved when Shibumi said no, he wasn't going to have to do it.
He's a great old guy, but actually kind of shy of this kind of thing.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:54 PM (tLMaB)

109 That was on the edge of town in Holton as you're heading towards Muskegon right across from the cemetery.

Cool, my memory's not completely shot. There was another bar way out in the whacky weeds on the way across but hell if I can remember the name of it.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at February 16, 2019 09:55 PM (7s3Gx)

110 Dancing sammiches! Ho-Lee-crap!

Congratulations Shibumi & Bozo Conservative.

'Night!

Posted by: Weasel at February 16, 2019 09:55 PM (MVjcR)

111 lol, alice cooper does a radio show that broadcasts here and he just played, "cold ethel"

i found out about this song and read the lyrics earlier this week.

too funny!

Posted by: trapper's girl at February 16, 2019 09:55 PM (VzI4f)

112 congrats you two!

*raises glass of Irish*

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 16, 2019 09:55 PM (PkVlr)

113 shibumi: yup, show us the dress!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:55 PM (miE9U)

114 Hey, happy marriage day. Is there an open bar?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 16, 2019 09:55 PM (KeAJH)

115 I toast to the the health of the bride;
I toast the health of the groom;
Let us toast the persons that tied;
Let us toast every guest in the room.

Posted by: SarahW In Richmond right this minute at February 16, 2019 09:55 PM (g1vnC)

116 #1 TN in trouble.

Posted by: Ha at February 16, 2019 09:56 PM (MAstk)

117 Where's the honeymoon?

Posted by: Blutarski at February 16, 2019 09:56 PM (+Tibp)

118 So who's doing the moving? Will it be Michigan or Ohio for you lovebirds?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy

Magic 8 Ball says....Ask again later.

We really don't know where we will end up. We both have to sell our houses and figger that one out.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:56 PM (tLMaB)

119 Shibumi, Bozo!

From a bloke who avoids getting emotionally or personally involved in the private IRL lives of fellow 'rons and 'ettes:

Please accept my sincere wishes for a long and happy life together!

-Z

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 16, 2019 09:56 PM (CLcKT)

120 I'm thinking Toledo. Paradise on Earth...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at February 16, 2019 09:56 PM (7s3Gx)

121 -
--
Posted by: irright at February 16, 2019 09:43 PM (RVcmP)



The workaround as I see it is you just hit the paypal link on the
first of each month, not what we want, but we all must sacrifice to keep
Ace in business!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 16, 2019 09:51 PM

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I only sober up a handful of times a year and never have any money then. My important commitments need to be on auto.

Posted by: irright at February 16, 2019 09:56 PM (RVcmP)

122
A perfect marriage gift for newly married couple

--

I think "gourds" are the traditional third anniversary gift.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:56 PM (tLMaB)

123 BTW... want to see what my dress looks like?
Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:53 PM (tLMaB)

--Submit to the Chess/Dress Thread!!!!

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (e7oj4)

124 Blutarski: Sedona AZ.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (miE9U)

125 Ahhh weddings, with open flames, deep water, children and pets, what could go wrong? Oh yeah, drunk guys doing handsprings

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (0V/8D)

126 Sedona?

So going to go hunting for aging hippies?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (tFXr6)

127 And L'chaim!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (KeAJH)

128 "I love you, sweetheart".

I've got a bad feeling about this.

Posted by: Han Solo at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (Z4rgH)

129 You're getting married Feb 22? That's the day I met my husband 42 years ago this coming Friday. We celebrate the day we met almost as much as our actual wedding anniversary.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (dUJdY)

130 Thanks, MisHum!

To Shibumi and BC, on behalf The Tribe, I offer you this blessing:

https://youtu.be/yhIlVLyjEhQ

Posted by: ibguy at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (EHVbt)

131 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 09:49 PM (tLMaB)


Aw, that's a fun story. I've known a couple girls I could do that with, but sadly, I never pushed it beyond that point.

So were you both instantly sure you wanted to keep this going irl?

Posted by: Dr. T at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (2PXwn)

132 Is it going to be a big wedding with lots of brides maids?

Posted by: ALH at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (vBjuR)

133 Blutarski: Sedona AZ.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Awesome! I envy you two kids.

Posted by: Blutarski at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (+Tibp)

134 best wishes on your union, guys!

happy, happy life!

Posted by: trapper's girl at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (VzI4f)

135 Married men don't live longer than bachelors.
(it just seems that way.)

a man is not complete until he is married...
then, he's finished.

why do husbands die before their wives?

why is the bride always smiling at the wedding?

what is the one food guaranteed to kill the sex drive in most women?


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (0kkuk)

136 Oh, Shibumi and Bozo, I wish you both every joy in your life together. I am just so happy happy happy about this!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (VLXcj)

137 The dress looks kind of like this, but a smidgen bigger:

http://tinyurl.com/yy72c29w

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (tLMaB)

138 Posted by: ibguy at February 16, 2019 09:57 PM (EHVbt)


Little brother!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (TdMsT)

139 We really don't know where we will end up. We both have to sell our houses and figger that one out.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative..


Seriously, congratulations you two.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2019 09:58 PM (LDbTO)

140 Smollett should have said it was a one-armed man that done it.

I can't wait for the Coen brothers to take this on. Oh, wait, they have...it was called "Fargo."

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 16, 2019 09:59 PM (KeAJH)

141 Great news: major news outlets are being forced to report, the Smollett "attack" looks awful fishy.

The unraveling begins. Bring lots of popcorn!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 09:59 PM (miE9U)

142 Cicero #26:
May their first child, be a masculine child.

Uhrm... wait... are you asking for a male firstborn? That's okay. But, I mean, what if it's a girl? Then, that's a li'l weird.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dad of firstborn daughter at February 16, 2019 09:59 PM (Kvnw4)

143 Mis Hum, I think my husband's response would be #1 or #6. (if he had a smart phone)

Posted by: cfo mom at February 16, 2019 09:59 PM (RfzVr)

144 Hey, happy marriage day. Is there an open bar?
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie


Yeah, the two biggest drinkers are my two sons and my youngest son's wife. HA. But they may stay sober if they bring my grandson along for the trip.

My one brother in law might have a beer. Or he and my sister may drink a couple of glasses of wine.

That's about it. Don't foresee any major drinking.

Just a fun evening. We don't have to drink to have fun.

Although, there is nothing wrong with that....

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 10:00 PM (tLMaB)

145 Oh man.. Sedona for the honeymoon! Nice!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 16, 2019 10:00 PM (dUJdY)

146 Nothing screams "I don't trust you" like a combined bachelor/bachelorette party!

Posted by: cfo mom at February 16, 2019 10:00 PM (RfzVr)

147 Congrats to the happy couple!

Posted by: Secret Square at February 16, 2019 10:00 PM (9WuX0)

148 So more than 1.200ft of fabric and 50,000 hand sewn crystals? That is a lot of poof and flare for a wedding dress.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 10:00 PM (tFXr6)

149 LMAO, I didn't know The Donald said "They gave a Peace Prize to Obama . . . he didn't even know what he got it for."

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 10:00 PM (e7oj4)

150 Will there be any of those cheesy games?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 10:01 PM (JgA4k)

151 I love the Jussie fiasco.

Another huge story blows up on mfm.

Haha

Posted by: Ha at February 16, 2019 10:01 PM (MAstk)

152 You won't know me since I mostly lurk, but I've been following and enjoying your adventure. I wish you lots of joy, patience, laughter, and chocolate.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at February 16, 2019 10:01 PM (nXtH3)

153 SHIBOZO!!!

may you have many children and may they be masculine children

*passes cannoli around*

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at February 16, 2019 10:01 PM (BJlbN)

154 Oh wow! Link to CBS NEWS...

"Brothers say Empire actor PAID THEM to participate in alleged attack, source says"

https://tinyurl.com/y5dync29

Somewhere, Tonya Harding is shaking her head...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (miE9U)

155 A mixed marriage, OH and MI? Well, at least any other disagreements should be easier to resolve than that!

Congratulations!

Posted by: Sacredcow at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (W1wrF)

156 -
--
May their first child, be a masculine child.

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

Uhrm... wait... are you asking for a male firstborn? That's okay. But, I mean, what if it's a girl? Then, that's a li'l weird.





Posted by: mindful webworker - dad of firstborn daughter at February 16, 2019 09:59 PM

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


What do you mean by that?

Posted by: Macho Ma'am Tranny Savage at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (RVcmP)

157 Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

Will you be moving south to the warm tropical climate of Ohio?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (VDl91)

158 Got to turn in so again want to wish the two of you eternal happiness together .

Posted by: Skip at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (/rm4P)

159 Shibumi and BC, Mrs. JTB and I hope you have a wonderful wedded journey. Our gets better and better each year and we wish you both the same.

Posted by: JTB at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (bmdz3)

160 Nothing screams "I don't trust you" like a combined bachelor/bachelorette party!

---

LOL. That's not it at all. We are both of an age where we don't enjoy that kind of thing, and honestly, I doubt that I would have done any of that 25 years ago. This is much more fun.

/thank you for the music and blessing The Tribe ibguy! It is playing right now.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (tLMaB)

161 Congratulations, shibumi and BC! Wishing you God's blessings on your marriage and a lifetime of happiness together!

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 16, 2019 10:03 PM (XXNQ+)

162 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 10:02 PM (miE9U)

What an idiot.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 16, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

163 Posted by: mindful webworker - dad of firstborn daughter at February 16, 2019 09:59 PM

Once upon a time, that wish made so much sense!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 16, 2019 10:03 PM (f3oO4)

164 Our first child will be a cat.
Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 09:42 PM (tLMaB)


Then may your first kitty be a fuzzy kitty. Congratulations to both of you! I wish you both years of happiness and hilarious stories.

Anyway, I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 16, 2019 10:03 PM (t+qrx)

165 Just spent a few minutes on old Gawker's black culture website: The Root.

Comments on their Jussie story yesterday after the cops talked down the "hoax confirmed" leaks are kinda gobsmacking.

Today's "okay maybe it really was a hoax" post comments aren't much better.

Holy living in an intersectional bubble, Batman!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 16, 2019 10:04 PM (I/iGu)

166 Jewells45, LOL!
Wait 'til they find the cashed check where, on the comment line, it reads "for staging attack"... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2019 10:04 PM (miE9U)

167 Come here, Jussie! I got somethin' for ya!

Posted by: Jared's Cellmate at February 16, 2019 10:04 PM (Tyii7)

168 Will there be any of those cheesy games?
--

Do you guys want cheesy games? I gave into convention and got onto Pinterest, and we've been playing them between the two of us randomly this week.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 10:04 PM (tLMaB)

169 Great love song to play....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9M434KF9nZc

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (PUmDY)

170
@RobProvince

I was just brazenly attacked for wearing a NRA shirt in rural Alabama by 2 vegan hipsters screaming THIS IS OBAMA LAND while pelting me with soy burgers and pumpkin spice lattes.

please send money

Posted by: Ha at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (MAstk)

171 Uhrm... wait... are you asking for a male firstborn? That's okay. But, I mean, what if it's a girl? Then, that's a li'l weird.


Posted by: mindful webworker - dad of firstborn daughter at February 16, 2019 09:59 PM


Oh, so you don't *want* a child that can identify as 26 genders at once? You narrow-minded bigot.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (2PXwn)

172 If I didn't swing-by to wish the both of you All The Best, I would blame it on Russian Collusion.

Might your union be blessed as love, light, pardon, faith, hope and joy follow you throughout your days.

*Prayers Aloft*

-God bless!

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (Ckg4U)

173 Congrats!

Posted by: sonobi at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (MwiFE)

174 Will there be any of those cheesy games?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 16, 2019 10:01 PM (JgA4k)

As long as I don't have to do that fucking Chicken Dance, I can live with the games.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (jHG9p)

175 Congratulations shibumi and Bozo. May your life together be loving and memorable. CHEERS!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (c1nDO)

176 "Shibo"

Please don't have a shi-shed.

Posted by: t-bird at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (mhs6e)

177 LMAO, Steyn is killing it.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 10:06 PM (e7oj4)

178 Bozo and shibumi fucking rock and they deserve all the happiness. So glad it is together.

Now let's get pissed!1

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 16, 2019 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

179 A nice secluded cabin in Sedona. Very nice and romantic.

Have a great time, but do the room clearing with a caliber that starts with a 4. Never know what kind of mountain lion or hippy you will find.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 16, 2019 10:06 PM (u82oZ)

180 Cheesy games?

Pin the tail on Doll Eyes Alex?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 10:06 PM (tFXr6)

181 I thought Bozo was expecting twins?

Posted by: sonobi at February 16, 2019 10:06 PM (MwiFE)

182 Please don't have a shi-shed.
Posted by: t-bird at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (mhs6e)


What a coincidence. Shibumi sells she-sheds.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 16, 2019 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

183 Deborah Soh is hot.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2019 10:07 PM (e7oj4)

184 Congratulations, Shibumi and Bozo.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2019 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

185 I had a friend that lived with two of his sisters. One was getting married and they had the bachelorette party at the house. I was there that night shooting pool with my friend in his garage. Some of the girls would come out to the garage to smoke or whatever and they told us what was going on. I remember two of the girls performed oral sex on the stripper and another went into the bathroom with him while he was changing between acts. My friend looked at me at one point and said "I've lost all respect for women."

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 16, 2019 10:07 PM (xPl2J)

186 What a coincidence. Shibumi sells she-sheds.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 16, 2019 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

By the she shore?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 16, 2019 10:07 PM (f3oO4)

187 @154: "Somewhere, Tonya Harding is shaking her head..."

There's something weird about the Nigerians coming back to the USA after fleeing day after the attack. My conspiratorial lizard brain wonders if the CPD spoofed Jussie's phone and lured them back. Or maybe it was simple greed and they came back for blackmail and extortion.

Again, moral of the story, never go cheap on your hate crime hoax hitmen. Support your local unionized crime families and get the quality you deserve!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (I/iGu)

188 Mega congrats to shibumi and Bozo Conservative! May you be blessed beyond measure.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (R3HPb)

189 Congratulations!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (kufk0)

190 The lovely and long-suffering Mrs Rnb had a cake with a penis made of cake on top of it at her "bachelorette" party... I saw the picture, what I was never supposed to see, of her taking a bite...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (CLcKT)

191 Who is BSG?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

192 Oh, Shibumi and Bozo, I wish you both every joy in your life together. I am just so happy happy happy about this!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor

We are too. Thank you!

And while I can't do this for everybody commenting, I want to thank Mis Hum and all the good wishes.

This is really fun, and thanks for all the good wishes.

Sometimes people announce something really sad, like the sickness or passing of a close friend or family member.

This is fun. We both have a lot of fun together, wherever we go. Whether it's a vacation trip to the Outer Banks or just going to Menard's or Home Depot.

We met Eris, and Hogmartin, Alton Jackson, Jinx the Cat, Naughty Pine, and some others at a couple of MiMoMe's and it was tons of fun. All of them are just great folks.
Hogmartin is really funny, but in meatspace he is really softspoken, so you have to listen closely to hear so of his crazy stuff.
Alton Jackson is one funny and friendly guy.
Met Jinx the Cat (sorry about you losing your cat, my friend) and he is also another really great guy.

Eris is funny, but actually a little shyer than I expected her to be. Really nice lady, and I mean that. Quite a sharp dresser.

We all had fun together at the last meet up in Hamtramck (suburb of Detroit) where we saw the infamous Rapey Dolphin statue, and much, much more.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (tLMaB)

193 Wait 'til they find the cashed check where, on the comment line, it reads "for staging attack"... ;-)

Seriously.. how fucking stupid does one have to be?

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

194 Always keep an eye-out for Mountain Lions and Hippies.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (Ckg4U)

195 By the she shore?
---

Prolly after the honeymoon?

Posted by: shibumi, who is currently bacheloretting! at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (tLMaB)

196 Please don't have a shi-shed.
Posted by: t-bird at February 16, 2019 10:05 PM (mhs6e)

What a coincidence. Shibumi sells she-sheds.
Posted by: hogmartin


By the she shore?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (LDbTO)

197 The Bozoomis. Tuesday nights at 9.

Posted by: LST at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (3vEp7)

198 This should carry off the Morons of the Horde...

https://youtu.be/lkHlnWFnA0c

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (tFXr6)

199 "Mawige..."

Posted by: Peter Cook at February 16, 2019 10:08 PM (+Tibp)

200 Congratulations, Shibumi and Bozo!

May all your kitty cats be love bugs, and all yours be bright!

[clink]

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at February 16, 2019 10:09 PM (QU+qf)

201 @170: "... pumpkin spice lattes."

Obvious hoax!

No one sells pumpkin spice fancy coffees out of season.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 16, 2019 10:09 PM (I/iGu)

202 Um, "your days" be bright!

LOL

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at February 16, 2019 10:10 PM (QU+qf)

203 116 Thank you so much Farmer.


Right now... Bozo Conservative is laying my tile.*

*again, not a metaphor. I'm doing new vinyl tile in my kitchen, and he's better at the funky pieces than I am. Later... more carpet cleaning!

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for today's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 16, 2019 04:05 PM
(u0hpX)

...more carpet cleaning
* consults AOS code book *
Bozo wears a long mustache?

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 16, 2019 10:10 PM (sOi3z)

204 Can o' peas? Can o' peas, my ass, that's a Ritz cracker and chopped liver!'

Posted by: Frankie Pentandeli at February 16, 2019 10:10 PM (UGqF8)

205 Ok, Corny wedding joke here...

Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married.

One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.

The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.

After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride broom leaned over and said to the groom broom, "I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!"

"IMPOSSIBLE" said the groom broom. "We haven't even SWEPT together!"

Posted by: cfo mom at February 16, 2019 10:10 PM (RfzVr)

206 Also... I have a good friend who is an actor who is gay.

So really, I could probably convince him to dress up like Britney Spears and strip for Bozo Conservative. Just like in the video above.

Sigh.

You know... if he didn't live in Flint he'd probably come down tonight and do that....

Posted by: shibumi, who is currently bacheloretting! at February 16, 2019 10:10 PM (tLMaB)

207 Last time I remember marriage resulting from an online meeting was on CompuServe. Pre web. Last millennium.

Many romances, but taking the big step almost never.

* something in my eye, 'scuse me a mo *

Posted by: uncle mindful webworker is babbling drunk at the open bar again at February 16, 2019 10:10 PM (Kvnw4)

208 If Winona Ryder says BSG, BSG, BSG three times he might appear.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 16, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

209 By the she shore?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 16, 2019 10:07 PM (f3oO4)


Joseph Campau Ave, actually. By the Lace Wigs store.

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

210 191 Who is BSG?
Posted by: nerdyg