It's Official: Federal Judges Have Decided That There Are Special Rules In the Constitution That Say Trump Doesn't Have the Basic Powers All Other Presidents Have

A judge -- appointed by Trump, actually -- decides the president can not deny a press pass to a non-reporter who physically pushes away an intern and declares that Jim Acosta now has his press pass back.

The judge said the government could not say who initially decided to revoke Acosta’s hard pass. The White House had spelled out its reasons for revoking his credentials in a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and in a statement after CNN filed its lawsuit. But the judge said those "belated efforts were hardly sufficient to satisfy due process."

The judge also found that Acosta suffered "irreparable harm," dismissing the government's argument that CNN could simply send other reporters to cover the White House in Acosta’s place.

The suit by CNN alleges that Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by suspending his hard pass. While the judge didn't rule on the underlying case, he signaled they were likely to prevail in their claims.

This is an emergency injunction, not a decision following a full trial, but the judge found a substantial likelihood that CNN would prevail on the merits (which is necessary finding for granting an injunction).

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 12:36 PM




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1 The aim is to emasculate Trump; to make him look powerless and cucked.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (ykYG2)

2 this is horse shit.

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (4YHTV)

3 Yep. Time to end pressers.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (RD7QR)

4 First and outraged

Posted by: Regular joe at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (7PllL)

5 Get some rope. I'll find a suitable tree.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (2sCft)

6 Number three
I agree. Time to require a submission of all questions in writing.

Posted by: Pep at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (qrklq)

7 just give him a seat in the back and ignore him

Posted by: brak at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (VckGX)

8 Time to restore the White House Swimming Pool.

Posted by: rd at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (xFmWK)

9 Move the press conference room out of the white house now! New rules, bitchez.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (2sCft)

10 So make all pressers by individual invitation going forward.

Posted by: Frag at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (7/jhW)

11 So let's see what happens when the WH ignores the ruling.

Really. I want to see.

This is a judiciary that has bent over backwards to avoid getting involved in Legislature rules....well, same thing.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (PFy0L)

12 By this logic, Trump can never again hold a one-on-one interview with a reporter, because that would somehow deprive all of the other reporters of their First Amendment rights.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (wW03z)

13 Chrystal Lite is gonna LOVE this!

Posted by: Max Power at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (q177U)

14 Completely obscene.

*Buying more ammo*

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (Ftuf+)

15 Note that the AP story continues to spread the "doctored video" lie: "Sanders distributed a doctored video that made it appear Acosta was more aggressive than he actually was."

Posted by: Brewdog at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (oNFAg)

16 It's a result of a build up from prior decisions, tweaks, momentum. Soon, the end result is flipped from if we had asked the question fresh with no history.

But, is this a Cheaterfields fence issue?

Posted by: TonicDog at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (j0fQS)

17 6 Number three
I agree. Time to require a submission of all questions in writing.
Posted by: Pep at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (qrklq)

Somebody in a previous thread said use email; I endorse this, or else something like a live comment feed. We have the technology, let's use it to end these media circuses.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (RD7QR)

18 What is the judge's name? Where is his address? How big of a crowd can we get to stand on his porch and push his door in?

I think America is over.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (o/vR0)

19 I don't know the best response. I'll trust Trump to find it.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (+ZMGe)

20 Life liberty or property? What was deprived such that due process is required?
The judge's reasoning seems to be that credentialing the press pool creates a first amendment right, but that's asinine. Credentialing is merely crowd control. You have limited space and so some system must be used, no matter how arbitrary.

Posted by: wooga at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (clOFZ)

21 Make the f*cker sit in the back of the room and dont call on him...

Posted by: DXO at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (nzKWW)

22 7 just give him a seat in the back and ignore him
Posted by: brak


What if he starts acting up? Time-out? Throw an eraser at him?

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (wW03z)

23 We are no longer a nation of laws. Try talking to a lib about basic election laws. They don't care. They cannot comprehend how a civil society is supposed to behave.

It's over. The commie takeover of our schools and plan to make our young people brain-dead has been a complete success.

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (a+WIL)

24 Nobody said nood.

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (vtcmf)

25 It sill doesn't make it right but I read that the return is just until the CNN court case has been decided and isn't a permanent 'injunction' (or whatever).

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (Evws/)

26 I'm still not clear on why they have passes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (iPqiQ)

27 7 just give him a seat in the back and ignore him
Posted by: brak at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (

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That is part of the problem.

The WHCA controls seating at these press conferences, not the White House.

Posted by: rd at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (xFmWK)

28 Sure, sit him in the back, but doesn't he have a constitutional right to sit up front and beat the WH staffer girls?

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (a+WIL)

29 When the reporter becomes the story itself, you've lost the argument.

Posted by: zombie at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (c+2jX)

30 So we now have a constitutional right to whining? Fuck 'em.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (2sCft)

31 Press pass revocations require approval of the House of Representatives. It's a tax!

Posted by: Justice Roberts at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (clOFZ)

32 just carrot and stick the guy. it's not that hard of a problem to deal with.

Posted by: Chappaquiddick Sleigh Ride at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (uvoQ3)

33 He just gets a hard pass to the White House. They can add another level of passes for the pressers and not give CNN any.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (ABjxW)

34 25 It sill doesn't make it right but I read that the return is just until the CNN court case has been decided and isn't a permanent 'injunction' (or whatever).
Posted by: andycanuck



The judge issued the injunction because he thinks CNN is likely to win the case.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (wW03z)

35 although, from now on, they shouldn't let acosta get under their skin. Let him get up there and make a fool out of himself. Just blink and pander to him, "oh, you have a question, sure!" He doesn't want answers to questions anyways, so let him blab and sweetly say, "bless you heart. Did you get a doughnut? There are doughnuts over there. You seem a tad agitated".

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (4YHTV)

36 No questions to the toad. Simple...isolate him like he has the worst lice infestation.

Posted by: JustN at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (1uVOe)

37 I am curious to see what the WH is going to do.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (a0IVu)

38 24 Nobody said nood.
Posted by: Little Lupe


Your music sucks!

Posted by: wooga at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (clOFZ)

39 Trump should have the Secret Service bounce him from the room first time he opens his mouth.

Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (3HNOQ)

40 Buy ammo.

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (a+WIL)

41 Ignore the court order. Separations of powers says "Fuck You!" Problems? Refer the court to the Constitution.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Boofing Chapter at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (hSQF+)

42 Give 1 hour notice of presser, held in exec office bldg. questions submitted in advance , answer a few and call it a day. Let press secretary appear on monitor from old WH press room. Never hold a live presser again nor call on CNN.

Fire Kelly Ann Conway because she is married to a fat bitch.

Posted by: john doe at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (WX+x0)

43 Trump should issue a million press passes to random Americans, and then announce that there will be a daily lottery to determine who gets to sit in the WH press room.

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (I2/tG)

44 Revoke all permanent passes. Make entrance into the press conferences subject to a press lottery. Every. Fucking. Day.

Posted by: Timon at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (G5IFy)

45 That was excellently quick.

Posted by: pep at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (wW03z)

46 I could live without a White House Press Conference. In fact, I already do. It is the reporters who can't live without one because their paycheck depends on it.

It isn't news any more; it is just gossip from highly placed insiders who have to remain anonymous because their speaking to the press is outside of their official job description.

"I really should be telling you this, but I heard that John Bolton and General Kelly got into a shouting match about something a week ago."

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (hrcfq)

47 Press Passes For ALL

Let's do this.

Posted by: garrett at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (MkS65)

48 who really cares?

the Press loves stories about itself. they love to be the center of attention.

who cares? I certainly don't.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (d7Ww2)

49
Oh for fucks sake.




Damn. Ive been saying that ALOT lately.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (8XRCm)

50 It's over. The commie takeover of our schools and plan to make our young people brain-dead has been a complete success.

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (a+WIL)

Not complete, and therefore not a success.

Really, given the amount of money pitted against us I'm surprised there was no wave. Hence why the Dems moved to overt fraud.

They wouldn't need that against a population that actually supported them.

Posted by: trev006 at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (3/Acz)

51 Where's my press pass?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (SkuXa)

52 Bah, who cares? 10 to 1 Acosta never gets to ask another question.

Posted by: Orson at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (MDqfa)

53
How many divisions does this judge have again?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (veoSD)

54 Oh, if only Acosta had suffered irreparable harm.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (AzW6q)

55 22 7 just give him a seat in the back and ignore him
Posted by: brak

What if he starts acting up? Time-out? Throw an eraser at him?
Posted by: pep at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (wW03z)

A judge will rule that Trump must call on him.

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (7HtZB)

56 LOL

Posted by: Horseface at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (pQrYJ)

57 Where's my press pass?

Yup, I'm om my way to the WH to demand mine...

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (O2RFr)

58 I'm sure there was a lack of due process. They didn't follow proper protocol like those Title IX sex assault tribunals do. A pox on the White House. /sarc

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (ABjxW)

59
Give me a press pass. I'll gain ground with it. I'll shove Acosta through a wall and make it look like he did it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (/9p9e)

60 -
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Trump should have the Secret Service bounce him from the room first time he opens his mouth.


Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM
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Someone should slip a toy gun in his pocket and have the SS beat the shit out of him.

Posted by: irright at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (pMGkg)

61 Someone on Gab asked if a person, who self-identifies as a reporter, can go into a courtroom, interrupt and disrespect, brush off the bailiff and expect no punishment? Because that seems like a due process issue to me.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (xQfPr)

62 It's bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (NWiLs)

63 Meh. I still think Trump wins this. If not here then on appeal.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (8tNRg)

The Morning Rant

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"So who do you suppose is dumber, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or the 100,044 New Yorkers who voted for her?"




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Identify These Fabulous Babes:

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One is obvious, the other may be a bit trickier.



And For the 'Ettes, the Hemsworth Brothers, Moe, Larry, and Curly:

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Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:21 AM




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1 Oh, she's thought how to fund it.

Murder and post-death confiscation.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (UnA8+)

2 Creepy bitch.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (BXMxN)

3 Them's some choppers, all right.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (bcbK8)

4 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

5 Haven't had a first in a while.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (UnA8+)

6 Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

7 >>man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now




Whaaaaaaat?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

8 CHOMP!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical ballls at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (bwBxJ)

9
Monroe and Taylor

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (veoSD)

10 Is that Elizabeth Taylor with Marylin Monroe?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (bcbK8)

11 Oh THANKS for the Hemsworths!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (W+vEI)

12 She is a 1 with a mouth closed and a -1 with her mouth open.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (BXMxN)

13 And from last thread, William Goldman is dead.
I am sad.

Here are some movies written by the, now late, William Goldman:

Masquerade -1965
Harper - 1966
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - 1969, won the Academy award

The Hot Rock -1972
The Stepford Wives -1975
The Great Waldo Pepper - 1975
Marathon Man -1976 (also wrote the novel)
All the President's Men - 1976, won the Academy award

A Bridge Too Far - 1977, one of my top 100 films
Magic -1978
Heat - 1986 (not the Michael Mann movie0
The Princess Bride -1987, one of everyone's top 100 films

Twins -1988
Misery - 1990
A Few Good Men - 1992, script doctor
Memoirs of an Invisible Man - 1992
Year of the Comet - 1992
Chaplin -1992
Indecent Proposal - 1993
Malice - 1993, script doctor
Maverick -1994
Dolores Claiborne - 1995, script doctor
Extreme Measures - 1996, script doctor
The Ghost and the Darkness -1996
Fierce Creatures - 1997, script doctor
Good Will Hunting - 1997, script doctor and the source of much rumor

Absolute Power -1997
The General's Daughter - 1999
Hearts in Atlantis - 2001
Dreamcatcher -2003
Wild Card -2015

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (bcbK8)

14 Marilyn is easy ... I rarely know these old stars ...

Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (Cus5s)

15 morning, horde!

State football quarter finals tonight! GO IRISH!

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (d7Ww2)

16 If they're brothers, shouldn't they be Moe, Curly, and Shemp?

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (UnA8+)

17
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (bcbK





HA!

You snooze, you lose!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (veoSD)

18 Oh, she's thought how to fund it.

Murder and post-death confiscation.
Posted by: Hikaru



She can't figure out how to pay for an apartment in DC.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (9vbJt)

19 damn, I blinked and just barely make top 20?

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (8D42x)

20 Shouldn't have read the contents first....

Posted by: engineer at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (G1biJ)

21 10 Is that Elizabeth Taylor with Marylin Monroe?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (bcbK

6 Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe?
Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (W+vEI)


Both of you are half right.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (DKEDx)

22 Is the brunette Sophia Loren?

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (7HtZB)

23 "So who do you suppose is dumber, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or the 100,044 New Yorkers who voted for her?"
Idiocracy, all the way around.


Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (NYS7S)

24 I love the Axe Body Spray meme. Says it all.

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (7HtZB)

25 You snooze, you lose!
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (veoSD)

Well I have donuts, so there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (bcbK8)

26 Cortez The Killer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-b76yiqO1E

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (cxHbL)

27 Jane Russel?

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (BXMxN)

28 Willowed re: keeping Obamacare = McCain's fault

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They didn't bother voting on it when Trump was in office.

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And you know why or should. They voted on a clean repeal when they knew it was going nowhere. It was for show, nothing more.

There were enough Republicans who's states had taken advantage of things like Medicaid expansion under Obamacare that they were never going to vote for a straight repeal when it mattered.

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Yep.

Not McCain's fault.

Every single (R) in office is responsible for us keeping Obamacare.

They never even bothered trying.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (LX21o)

29 OM, thank you for an 'ettes pic that actually shows good looking men.

Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (mFoNl)

30 Liz Taylor and Debbie Reynolds?

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (O2RFr)

31
25 You snooze, you lose!
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (veoSD)

Well I have donuts, so there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (bcbK







Ah, shit. You win.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (veoSD)

32 John Kennedy's side-piece, and Richard Burton's side-piece.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (Bdeb0)

33 Every member of the press is issued a lapel mic. When your question is over, the mic is cut.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (dNzKv)

34 Ava Gardner?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (AzW6q)

35 Jane Russell and Marilyn?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (fDU8w)

36 22 Is the brunette Sophia Loren?

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (7HtZB)


You're getting warmer...

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (DKEDx)

37 Moe,Shemp and Curly were brothers.Larry was not related.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (BXMxN)

38 The brother in the blue shirt has some serious beta game in that photo.

He should insist on taking the middle from now on. Maybe wear a big gold chain and sunglasses.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (ykYG2)

39 The closest she should ever be allowed to power is eating power pills so she can chase the ghosts around the maze for a change.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (IqOTP)

40 The brunette looks like Gina Lollobrigida.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (idA3B)

41 I'm pretty sure that's Elizabeth Taylor on the left.

Doesn't matter. I desire both of them to be brought before me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (kqsXK)

42 You can see the gene poll getting watered down in the Hemsworth brothers.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (/tuJf)

43
Couldn't be Jane Russell, she wouldn't be able to stand that close to Monroe, IYKWIM.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (veoSD)

44 21 10 Is that Elizabeth Taylor with Marylin Monroe?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (bcbK

6 Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe?
Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

Both of you are half right.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (DKEDx)

Hmm. I cheated and I think I have the answer. But I'll wait to see if anyone knows the brunette, legit.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (bcbK8)

45 Gina Lollobrigida and Marilyn Monroe

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (OLCnA)

46 Ozzie Cortex is the head of the boil that is her legislative district.
They deserve her. We don't, of course, but we get her anyway.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (ffWPP)

47 Yep.
Not McCain's fault.
Every single (R) in office is responsible for us keeping Obamacare.
They never even bothered trying.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (LX21o)

Actually, it's the "fault" of anyone who donated to and/of voted for GOPe on their promise to repeal Obamacare. They never, ever intended to do it. Ever.

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (NYS7S)

48 23 "So who do you suppose is dumber, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or the 100,044 New Yorkers who voted for her?"
Idiocracy, all the way around.

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (NYS7S)

Like a self-amplifying feedback loop of jackassery.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (BRvh1)

49 Gina Lollabrigida?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (kqsXK)

50 So I see a PDT Appointed Judge ruled for that rat acosta....when was the last time a left wing Judge ever ruled out of step?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (m8J9w)

51 40 The brunette looks like Gina Lollobrigida.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (idA3B)


We have a winner!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (DKEDx)

52 Occasional-Cortex has certainly cut into Camera Hogg's fame. I'll bet he's got choice words for her.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (Bdeb0)

53 it's a shame that crazy is as far out in Venezuela territory as she is, because she'd be pretty hot otherwise.

but she's got nothing on the B&W pair. there's a fantasy to make anyone happy.

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (8D42x)

54
37 Moe,Shemp and Curly were brothers.Larry was not related.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (BXMxN)


Got you covered at 16.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (UnA8+)

55 Good lord, she could be the Alien with those choppers. All she has to do is learn how to put her jaw on a sliding drawer.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (RD7QR)

56
18 years from now I will be your President.

I will have been elected by 99.7% of the populace.

I will preside at the opening of the 1st Glorious Peoples Politburo of the Democratic Communist Party of the United Socialist States of America.

You will rise, wave the flag, and sing the UberInternationale.

Posted by: Little Lupe Occupied-Cervix at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (UFLLM)

57 Pretty stunning that a judge would interpret the first amendment as having granted special access privileges to the White House for one specific scumbag gravy-sucking pig.

Overwhelming. I guess the lesson is, don't do shit in a fit of anger, Mr. President; start a "process" first, and have the "punishment" follow.

What a load of crap.

Posted by: Piet Mondrian at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (Z216Q)

58 Joan Collins

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (BRvh1)

59 Jane Mansfield?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (2LelM)

60 I don't know what it is about blonde men from Australia, but a lot of them, as they get older, start to look like the gyro captain from the Road Warrior. I think that Miley Cyrus is accelerating the progress on her Helmsley.

Posted by: Johnny Dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (z5HTa)

61 willowed.
There were enough Republicans who's states had taken advantage of things like Medicaid expansion under Obamacare that they were never going to vote for a straight repeal when it mattered.

We might not like it, I don't like it, but that's reality.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:17 AM (/tuJf)

Jack is correct. One of the things Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan's new democrat governor beat her opponent, AG Bill Schuette with was his joining in the lawsuit of numerous states to roll back Medicaid expansion. I must have seen(despite trying to avoid local tv) 50 repeats of her commercial claiming Schuette "wanted to remove health care insurance for 450,000 working families in Michigan." Notice how the claim is always "working families", as if these are 100% made up of mom and dad and two adorable children.
Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (lCdzT)

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (lCdzT)

62 Did somebody say Jane Russell yet?

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (TUU1F)

63 Ozzie Cortex is representative of what our politics has become.... media- driven, superficial, crowd sourced mob action, at the polls.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (ffWPP)

64 Mansfield and Monroe?

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (IHm/u)

65 49 Gina Lollabrigida?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (kqsXK)


Yes, but #40 typed the name in faster.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (DKEDx)

66 Jayne Russell

Posted by: Dread0 at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (Bptbo)

67 What's neither animal, vegetable, or fungus?
https://t.co/RhbB1cIMMt

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (ykYG2)

68 it's a shame that crazy is as far out in Venezuela territory as she is, because she'd be pretty hot otherwise.

Never stick your wicket in stupid
And I bet she has sharp fangs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (m8J9w)

69 Willowed, but important!

"484 Somebody here know how many press conferences Trump conducts??? How does this compare to Obama, Bush, Clinton???
Posted by: kraken

>>Here's something from Newsweek on July 2017:

"PRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY: TRUMP BEATS OBAMA IN AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEWS CONFERENCES (FOR NOW)"

I think the media jumping on the fact he had one -solo- press conference. He has been, however, in numerous -joint- conferences.
Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic"

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (x7AgA)

70 50 So I see a PDT Appointed Judge ruled for that rat acosta....when was the last time a left wing Judge ever ruled out of step?

Actually, the hack apointee of the milk-chocolate messiah in FL who ruled against Nelson yesterday seems to be enduring his Two-Minutes Hate right now.

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (NYS7S)

71 50 So I see a PDT Appointed Judge ruled for that rat acosta....when was the last time a left wing Judge ever ruled out of step?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (m8J9w)

I guess they are afraid of "appearing" to abridge first amendment rights of the press.

The WH can let him have credentials, and just refuse to allow him access to the building because the intern feels unsafe with him there.

Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (mFoNl)

72 Based off her SAT and graduation rank, O'Crazy-Eyes isn't dumb. About a 120ish IQ.

And neither are the people who voted for her. They are getting shit without paying for it. Not dumb.

The dumb people are us. We're the ones sitting around not doing a damn thing while O'Crazy-Eyes and her evil constituents
steal a huge chunk of our paychecks and advocate for killing off "da evul rethuglican Nazzis"

And no, I don't know what to do about it. It fucking sucks and I'm sick of it.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (F5cXa)

73 44 21 10 Is that Elizabeth Taylor with Marylin Monroe?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (bcbK

6 Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe?
Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

Both of you are half right.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (DKEDx)


Elizabeth Gardner and Ava Taylor?

Posted by: engineer at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (G1biJ)

74 42 You can see the gene poll getting watered down in the Hemsworth brothers.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (/tuJf)

Genes aren't fair.

You ought to see me next to my cousin and my "little" brother.

I'm the short, ugly one in that equation.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (bcbK8)

75 62 Did somebody say Jane Russell yet?
Posted by: clutch cargo at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (TUU


Yes, and no, that's not right.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (DKEDx)

76 Gina Lolabrigida (sp?) and Marilyn Monroe.
I'm pretty sure that's Gina.

There sure were some stunning Eyetalians in the movies back then.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (Rxduq)

77 Got a meeting. BBL

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (bcbK8)

78 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

YGBFSM!!!!

no way. they stole another fucking race? I really, really am coming to the conclusion that this country is headed for a massive, nasty divorce, and I'm hoping to be way up in the middle of nowhere when that REALLY kicks off...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (8D42x)

79 Lupe' has some serious choppers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (2LelM)

80
This Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a lot of news.
Did she really say all those things?

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (hrcfq)

81 56: no lupe, i'll be dead. or, eating oatmeal through a fucking straw. won't matter.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (KP5rU)

82 Moe,Shemp and Curly were brothers.Larry was not related.
Posted by: steevy


Moses Harry Horwitz & Louis Feinberg.
(Moe & Larry)

Have a pic of them from 1973.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (9vbJt)

83 So the WH can't even deny someone press credentials?

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (BXMxN)

84 If Loopy doesn't believe in nations or borders, doesn't it follow that she shouldn't believe in governments, either?

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (cxHbL)

85 So who do you suppose is dumber, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or the 100,044 New Yorkers who voted for her?

---

You don't want to think too long about representatives like Maxine Waters and the Congressional Black Caucus.

There's a reason Barack Obama impressed so many people.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (LX21o)

86 This Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a lot of news.
Did she really say all those things?

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (hrcfq)


And more
And she has crazy eyes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (m8J9w)

87 Shithouse rats got nothin' on me!

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (vtcmf)

88 Well if it ain't Ava, it's Liz.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (AzW6q)

89 So the White House can never revoke anyone's press pass because First Amendment?

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (7HtZB)

90 63 Ozzie Cortex is representative of what our politics has become.... media- driven, superficial, crowd sourced mob action, at the polls.
Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (ffWPP)

ie, what the Founder's of our Great Nation warned us about... Pure Democracy.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (NgKpN)

91 Some fine milkers right there.

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (IHm/u)

92 The WH can let him have credentials, and just refuse to allow him access to the building because the intern feels unsafe with him there.
Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (mFoNl)


Let him in, just don't call on him.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (DKEDx)

93 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I find her quite unappealing, both physically, and personally.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (ffWPP)

94 lupe really looks semi retarded. maybe it's just me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (KP5rU)

95 Shut down the whole goddamn farce of a Press corps, and make all journalists submit questions to an email account.

We'll get to you when we feel like it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (BRvh1)

96 Tut, tut, these attacks on our colleague from the Bronx seem a tad overwrought.

Posted by: The GOPe at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (QrTqV)

97
Oh this is rich.

You hear this?

Former president John F Kennedy will begin Tweeting.
Yes, we will be treated to tweets from JFK, himself.

The JFK Library says it will be tweeting various selected quotes from JFK, from time to time, so to expose the younger generations to his greatness and wisdom.


Yeah, good luck with that. Besides, it's a political stunt to show up our real, live, and current president, I believe.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (ut0PJ)

98 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (O2RFr)


Sadly, I've gotten way used to CA offering the illusion of free choice, unless we make the mistake of going against the will of the rest of them.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (TUU1F)

99
Let him in, just don't call on him.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (DKEDx)

That works too. Plus a reserved seat for him in the back. Put some balloons on the chair to make him feel special.

Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (mFoNl)

100 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

---

It's pretty safe to assume that, if it is contested, the (D) is going to take the seat.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (LX21o)

101
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (F5cXa)

Wrongness status: NOT

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (NYS7S)

102 So the White House can never revoke anyone's press pass because First Amendment?

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (7HtZB)

Well let's see what happens. This was only a temp injunction

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (m8J9w)

103 And no, I don't know what to do about it.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu


I do. It's just not legal.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (9vbJt)

104
New -Grassley says he will leave Judiciary, chair Finance
===
Graham head of Judiciary, that will be fun NOW

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (BqBId)

105 95 Shut down the whole goddamn farce of a Press corps, and make all journalists submit questions to an email account.

We'll get to you when we feel like it.

I agree

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (O2RFr)

106 76 Gina Lolabrigida (sp?) and Marilyn Monroe.
I'm pretty sure that's Gina.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (Rxduq)


You're right, but #40 beat you.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (DKEDx)

107
What's hilarious is President Trump is to the Left of JFK!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (ut0PJ)

108 So the White House can never revoke anyone's press pass because First Amendment?
Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (7HtZB)

This week. We'll see how he rules after Thanksgiving when he has more time to be bribed.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (lCdzT)

109 94 lupe really looks semi retarded. maybe it's just me.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (KP5rU)

She's certainly not photogenic. Especially when making any kind of speaking noises...

One of the first widely available pics of her (campaign ad?) was just her looking at the camera with a devilish little smirk, and it was actually pretty damn attractive.

Then she started talking...

(hee haw!)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (BRvh1)

110 Dave Wasserman @Redistrict
Projection: Gov. Rick Scott (R) has defeated Sen. Bill Nelson (D) in #FLSEN. GOP pickup (possible Dem own-goal).

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (BqBId)

111 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now

Keep counting! I have great plans for you all...

Posted by: Hillary! at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (QrTqV)

112 This is ridiculous,the fucking judiciary is at war with the executive.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (BXMxN)

113 yeah, her ta-tas aren't huge enough to be Jane Russell's

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (9HuGt)

114 82 Moe,Shemp and Curly were brothers.Larry was not related.
Posted by: steevy


Moses Harry Horwitz & Louis Feinberg.
(Moe & Larry)

Have a pic of them from 1973.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:28 AM (9vbJt)

You can see Larry's birthplace on South Street in Philadelphia. I went on a ghost tour of Philly once, and as an aside, the tour guide said "Across the street is where Larry from The Three Stooges was born" & every man in the group ran across the street to see .

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (7HtZB)

115 Gina Lollo and Marilena

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (rpZ5G)

116 Gina Lollabrigida?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:25 AM (kqsXK)

Yes, but #40 typed the name in faster.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (DKEDx)


In my defense, one-handed typing isn't easy.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (kqsXK)

117 I do. It's just not legal.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (9vbJt)

Neither was Lexington and Concord.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (BRvh1)

118 They are all upset in NJ about the lack of readiness for yesterday's pitiful snow storm and are blaming the incompetent GOV...LOL

Love it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (m8J9w)

119 She's not dumb, but she is too young to have done much with 120 IQ. Most Representatives go through a cursus-honorum of state-level representin' where they get the stupid beat out of them.

They're still obnoxious partisan hacks when they get to the House, but at least they avoid the most obvious gaffes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (ykYG2)

120 Time to end all White House press briefings. Starve these fuckers. Make the phrase "White House correspondent" an anachronism.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (SN4NF)

121 We really are at a point where we are going to have to demand strict adherence to the law or accept that (D)s will take the seats they want.

There are no other choices. Like so many things conservatives are involved with, we ask only that the law is enforced.

Sadly, we know what's going to be the outcome.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (LX21o)

122 Gina Lolabrigida (sp?) and Marilyn Monroe.
I'm pretty sure that's Gina.

LOL, I got them both wrong

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (O2RFr)

123 104
New -Grassley says he will leave Judiciary, chair Finance
===
Graham head of Judiciary, that will be fun NOW
Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (BqBId)

Burr is the one that needs replacing (especially with Nunes losing his chairmanship).

The Senate Intel Committee is a cesspool of deep state corruption and incompetence

Posted by: Jose at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (V6W16)

124 when acosta comes back, he can only ask questions while wearing a propeller beanie. fuck that self important little penis.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (KP5rU)

125 The JFK Library says it will be tweeting various selected quotes from JFK, from time to time, so to expose the younger generations to his greatness and wisdom.


"I banged Marilyn doggy style at the White House pool!"
Posted by: JFK

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (9vbJt)

126 Joan Collins!

Just because.

Of course, it's not Joan Collins, but ....AoS Meme theorists now say that Joan Collins now must appear in every thread.

Carry on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (vcOmj)

127 72 And no, I don't know what to do about it. It fucking sucks and I'm sick of it.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (F5cXa)


There came a point where they all realized that the only way they could be stopped is by the ol' Grim Reaper.

And they also realized that none of us are going to take on that role, for various reasons.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (UnA8+)

128 Then she started talking... (hee haw!)

"Curse of the Were-Donkey"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (ykYG2)

129 I do. It's just not legal.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:30 AM (9vbJt)

---------

That word has no meaning to me. If they are not constrained by law, then I don't care about anything but use of force.

This is a power game now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (AzW6q)

130 That forearm of Marilyn's. Did she work with horses?

Posted by: pawn at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (RQgLd)

131 Oh this is rich.
You hear this?

Former president John F Kennedy will begin Tweeting.

Yes, we will be treated to tweets from JFK, himself.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (ut0PJ)


That's nothing. I've been following Richard Nixon for months now. The guy is pretty funny for a dead guy.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (DKEDx)

132 Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (/qEW2)

133 #114. Did anyone say. Spread out or I'll brain you as you all tried to see

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (OLCnA)

134 That's Gina Lollobrigida and Marilyn Monroe.

Posted by: Buford Gooch at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (bOtTO)

135 "I banged Marilyn doggy style at the White House pool!"

Posted by: JFK
"Marilyn? Nope, got no gag reflex. At all."Posted by: JFK

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:34 AM (NYS7S)

136 The ape be up!

The eyes are the windows to the soul, or lack thereof.

Occasional Cortex closeup linked in nic ICYMI.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hey hey we're the Simians at November 16, 2018 11:34 AM (cNEwX)

137 92 The WH can let him have credentials, and just refuse to allow him access to the building because the intern feels unsafe with him there.
Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (mFoNl)

Let him in, just don't call on him.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM (DKEDx)

President needs to make a point here...

Have Sarah come out and make her normal opening statement...

Then say ' We will not be taking questions until further notice, Freedom of the Press does not Trump our Freedom of Speech, or Association, have a good day'

/mic drop

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:34 AM (NgKpN)

138

Great idea --

Let's do Fake Tweets from shitty dead presidents!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 11:34 AM (ut0PJ)

139 With regard to the judge deciding in favor of that BS Acosta/CNN lawsuit... am I going totally nuts or wouldn't it simply be a review of the CONSTITUTION that would provide a simple answer for his rights? It's written in black and white, for chrissake!! What Is Happening Here?? Someone please help explain.

Posted by: LefyMagnet at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (rb1zT)

140 "1 Oh, she's thought how to fund it.

Murder and post-death confiscation.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (UnA8+) "



Until they run out; then it will be the work of secret enemies who must be ferreted out ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (tSXzq)

141 My dentist told me I need to bifurcate my food thoroughly.

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (vtcmf)

142 Mel Gibson, Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (/qEW2)

143 How about the tweets of Andrew Jackson?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (aKsyK)

144 @42, IIRC, the short, not-Thor Hemsworth brother is a medical doctor. So, he got his, just in other ways.

Posted by: sunny-dee at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (QAOZh)

145 In my defense, one-handed typing isn't easy.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:31 AM (kqsXK)


A fair point. I'll allow it.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (DKEDx)

146 It is a good thing I avoid doctors as Medicare sucks big time. Husband can no longer go to the clinic he went to for 30 years, because he didn't see the primary care doctor. (He saw two specialists in the clinic). He is trying to get a doctor at another clinic. He had to reschedule the first appointment. The doctor has rescheduled three since, including the one that was supposed to happen today. Husband has been sick for two weeks and is self diagnosing either gall bladder or diverticulosis. I can't get him to go to the emergency room. I'm really fed up with the whole thing.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (JKNZq)

147 They are all upset in NJ about the lack of readiness for yesterday's pitiful snow storm and are blaming the incompetent GOV...LOL

Love it
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (m8J9w)

...and the Gov is blaming the forecasters.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (cxHbL)

148 "Hey Teddy, re: The Bridge - that's not how it's done. Ask me and Bobby about how we 'took care' of MM"

Posted by: JFK

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (NYS7S)

149 Ok. Goes to my Photobucket:


Moe & Larry circa 1973

http://bit.ly/2PB0GOX

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (9vbJt)

150 She obviously has multiple stomachs, necessary for digestion, after grazing...

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (ffWPP)

151 129 This is a power game now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 11:33 AM (AzW6q)


If I'm gonna die soon anyway, then I'm almost hoping China convinces the global markets to kick the Dollar to the curb in favor of something else.

Light that powderkeg.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (UnA8+)

152 bet little lupe gets spinach caught in her teeth every fucking day.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (KP5rU)

153 Is that Elizabeth Taylor with Marylin Monroe?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (bcbK

6 Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe?
Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

Both of you are half right.

-
Elizabeth Gardner! Ava Taylor?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

154
Liz Taylor and Norma Jean.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (/9p9e)

155 and the Gov is blaming the forecasters.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (cxHbL)


LOL Yeah I saw that.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (m8J9w)

156 And more
And she has crazy eyes
Posted by: Nevergiveup

She's just kind of young and dumb.

And as the James Madison said, she will be up there for 40 years. It's a safe district for her, and she will get re-elected in perpetuity.

This gentlemen, is democracy manifest.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (vcOmj)

157 One of those brothers sure got "shorted".

Get it?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (xfb67)

158 140 Until they run out; then it will be the work of secret enemies who must be ferreted out ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 16, 2018 11:35 AM (tSXzq)


And knowing how history plays out...

...it'll be secret enemies who control the weather...

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (UnA8+)

159 Yep. As stupid as She Guevarra is, the people who elected her are the greater fools. She took them all for a ride to get rich and powerful and they went along gleefully. Its hard for me to even comprehend how that can be.

Meanwhile, if any republican is in any way odd, out come the hordes of "conservatives" shouting that we cannot back or support them because they'll make us look bad.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (39g3+)

160 According to her bio, Gina Lollobrigida was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was an international sex symbol. She even got top billing over Sean Connery in the 1964 film "Woman of Straw", a crime thriller which he co-starred in some time between the filming of "From Russia With Love" and "Goldfinger".

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (idA3B)

161 If you let Acosta in, let a thousand others in as well.
Ace. The Bat-boy Globe. Alex Jones. Mrs. Snook down the street who does her church newsletter. The hobo on the corner with the sign saying "will dance for cigarettes."
That is all "press."

Force the courts to say that special "rights" of access are reserved for Fat Rich Corporations only.

You'll need a bigger room --- but it's high time they moved the press out of the WH proper to the Executive Building anyway.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (Rxduq)

162 >>IIRC, the short, not-Thor Hemsworth brother is a medical doctor. So, he got his, just in other ways.



Nope, he's an actor, too. He's on HBO's "Westworld."

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (W+vEI)

163 Love to see what the demographics of her dstrict are....

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (ffWPP)

164
Just put in an entry for Delilah at Westminster. Let's see if she gets in.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (BWL+E)

165 The Three Stooges.

Pioneers who had a Moe in their act before it became fashionable.

Posted by: Elton John at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (H7LIz)

166 Read the content - it's a Geico commercial marathon.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (ABjxW)

167 152 bet little lupe gets spinach caught in her teeth every fucking day.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 11:36 AM (KP5rU)


Spinach? Or ballsack?

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (UnA8+)

168 Genes aren't fair.

You ought to see me next to my cousin and my "little" brother.

I'm the short, ugly one in that equation.



Being an only child I have no comparison for how the genes played out, but I have decided that I am the standard.

Good looking means better looking than I, unattractive means less good looking than I.

Tall is taller than I. Short is shorter than I.

By the way, most of y'all are short.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (fuK7c)

169 Husband has been sick for two weeks and is self diagnosing either gall bladder or diverticulosis.

Diverticulosis can be an ER situation. Direct him to the threads I commented on, early October. I believe in one, I said it felt like Paul Krugman crawled up my ass, with his pointy gnome hat, and set a fire in the limbic colon.

If it's like that, his colon could be punctured and he needs help right f---ing now.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (ykYG2)

170 Put a top hat and fake beard on her and she could pass for Dr. Teeth. Someone should design a Occasional-Cortex muppet, complete with googly plastic eyes.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (/qEW2)

171 That's Gina Lollobrigida and Shepard Smith.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (Ndje9)

172 >>And as the James Madison said, she will be up there for 40 years. It's a safe district for her, and she will get re-elected in perpetuity.


She keeps going after Amazon and we'll see how safe it is now that they are coming to town with their truckloads of cash.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (/tuJf)

173 I'm late to the thread: Jane Russell and Marilyn?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (bWBdM)

174 She's not dumb, but she is too young to have done much with 120 IQ. Most Representatives go through a cursus-honorum of state-level representin' where they get the stupid beat out of them.

They're still obnoxious partisan hacks when they get to the House, but at least they avoid the most obvious gaffes.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (ykYG2)

Well, the idiot Democrat female ex mayor that was running against my House representative , and has spent the last two years in the Michigan House of Reps. apparently hadn't been beaten enough. Her platform? Straight out of Occasio. She advocated free college, universal health care via Medicare for all, minimum wage at $15, etc. She used to be , about six years ago, the mayor of a very small town, where her politics would have NEVER gotten her elected. So she kept them to herself until she decided to run six years ago against said House Rep. She was defeated, and then ran for Michigan House . Won that seat, then totally came out full force for socialism this year when she decided once again to run against said House Rep. She lost.


Quite the opportunist and liar.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (lCdzT)

175 162 Nope, he's an actor, too. He's on HBO's "Westworld."

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (W+vEI)


Doesn't mean he's not a doctor.

Look at that annoying little fuck Ken Jeong.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (UnA8+)

176 I cannot believe I didn't get that was Gina Lollobrigida.

I shall punish myself by looking up pictures of her.

I know. I shall suffer my punishment stoically.


ALSO THAT OUTCOMING BLACKOUT IS FROM THE SNOW STORM AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME, OKAY?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (mf5HN)

177 The WH can let him have credentials, and just refuse to allow him access to the building because the intern feels unsafe with him there.
Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (mFoNl)
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The judge said "due process" hadn't been met because Acosta was notified by Tweet, lol. I guess I can see his point. I trust the WH will have its act together before this goes any further.

In the meantime, I would like them to temporarily restore Acosta's hard pass (because they have to), but simply not hold ANY press conferences until the matter is settled. Just release statements. Kind of like Obama did for the entirety of his regime.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (U5tDi)

178 53
it's a shame that crazy is as far out in Venezuela territory as she is, because she'd be pretty hot otherwise.

___Too much teeth, would be a grating scraping experience for my lil' friend. As for the ruling, the judge only narrowly ruled on the 5th Amendment (due process) aspect to grant a temporary injunction. Judge did not rule on the 1st amendment merits yet. I guess his judgeship just wanted the White House to spell out the rules of decorum for everyone.

Posted by: lwc at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (G8lfi)

179 I want to see her grades from Boston University.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (H7LIz)

180 They are all upset in NJ about the lack of readiness for yesterday's pitiful snow storm and are blaming the incompetent GOV...LOL

Love it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM


The weather forecasters are the ones to blame. They're so enamored of the global warming bullshit they can't tell the truth. That was supposed to be a short period of snow, followed by rising temperatures then all rain. A big nothing. Typical of early season snow.

But it never warmed up. The only concession I'll grant is if it could be the smoke from the California fires is cooling off the upper atmosphere.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (e7O7B)

181 I think it's time to quit Press Conferences. Do you suppose Acosta's peers will still love him?

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (Z0huu)

182 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now

No. We didn't lose. The Republican Party lost because it won't fight voter fraud and just rolls over when it happens. I'm reasonably sure that they really don't want power because then they're responsible for what is done and not done. When you're not in power you can fundraise like crazy by playing on people's frustrations and fears, but if you're in power, they expect you to deliver.

Hence, now they're out of power Republicans are suddenly all for funding the wall. When they were in power, they blocked funding every time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (39g3+)

183 Trump must know these election shenanigans are a practice run for 2020.

I expect him to, by judicial appointment or some other means, have neutralized their fraudulent abilities by then.

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (Cz+xD)

184 Ava Gardner asks, Are you sleepy?":

https://tinyurl.com/yckrg88x

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (kqsXK)

185 Gee Jim, since we pulled your hard pass we need to redo your background check....

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (IHm/u)

186 And an Imbecile shall lead you.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (k2Hcx)

187 159


Meanwhile, if any republican is in any way odd, out come the hordes of "conservatives" shouting that we cannot back or support them because they'll make us look bad.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (39g3+)

Yeah. We do not play the politics game as well as they do. They play hardball, we play badminton...

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (ffWPP)

188 hmm...chris hemsworth..thor..oh yes..*fans self*

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (a0IVu)

189 Occasional Cortex does have nice cans, i gotta give her that.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (bWBdM)

190 Give a man Acosta, and he bleats for a day.

Teach a man to Acosta, and he bleats for a lifetime.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (Bdeb0)

191 If the Holder Justice dept could ignore congressional subpoenas and fart in the general direction of a contempt of Congress charge, I think trump can ignore this judge's ruling.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (dNzKv)

192 40 The brunette looks like Gina Lollobrigida.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (idA3B)

Bingo.

Posted by: Al Crapton at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (tdFn6)

193 159 Meanwhile, if any republican is in any way odd, out come the hordes of "conservatives" shouting that we cannot back or support them because they'll make us look bad.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:37 AM (39g3+)

Would we still be conservatives without the "No tolerance for freaks" mindset, though?

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (UnA8+)

194 189 Occasional Cortex does have nice cans, i gotta give her that.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (bWBdM)

So she should be in porn, not Congress.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (ABjxW)

195 There have to be standards.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (UnA8+)

196 Hence, now they're out of power Republicans are suddenly all for funding the wall. When they were in power, they blocked funding every time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (39g3+)

The CA GOP is beyond pathetic. Travis Allen is in the running to be the new chairman and I think he would be good..at this stage, anyone is better than the idiot running it.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (a0IVu)

197 Gee Jim, since we pulled your hard pass we need to redo your background check....

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (IHm/u)

....don't worry, we'll fast track it.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (cxHbL)

198 Being an only child I have no comparison for how the genes played out, but I have decided that I am the standard.

Good looking means better looking than I, unattractive means less good looking than I.

Tall is taller than I. Short is shorter than I.

By the way, most of y'all are short.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (fuK7c)


Having seen Bander, I can attest to this. The guy looks like Cary Grant.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (kqsXK)

199 Oh and to the people that go on "BUT JUDGES!!!!"

Apparently the judge that issued this ruling is a "Trump" appointed judge or to be more charitable a Heritage/GOPe appointed judge.


The decision makes absolutely no fucking sense and further cements the fact that we are proper fucked and there is literally nothing we can do about it.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (qxq6t)

200 191 Except he can't because a big chunk of "his" party will turn on him in a second.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (BXMxN)

201 She keeps going after Amazon and we'll see how safe it is now that they are coming to town with their truckloads of cash.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (/tuJf)

When Amazon pays for her two bedroom townhouse in Georgetown that will be kept extremely quiet, she'll change her tune.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (lCdzT)

202 183 Trump must know these election shenanigans are a practice run for 2020.

I expect him to, by judicial appointment or some other means, have neutralized their fraudulent abilities by then.
Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (Cz+xD)

I'm pretty sure it's too late for that.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (RD7QR)

203
Slow-walk Acosta. Say the paperwork is lost. Appeal the ruling. Ask why anyone needs a White House press pass.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (BWL+E)

204 So she should be in porn, not Congress.Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (ABjxW)


Not with those teeth. Can you imagine the damage she could do?

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (NYS7S)

205 Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (U5tDi)

UH, the LAW has due process... not invitations.

How can a Judge over ride who is invited to something?

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (NgKpN)

206 I'm still puzzled how exactly the judge can decide Trump cannot eject a reporter or block them. He ruled that the White House has to do some sort of "due process procedure" (without really explaining that) first.

Where in the law or constitution is that expressed? How do you come up with that outside of just "F orange man" to begin with? Yet another Hawiian judge that will get overturned.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (39g3+)

207 Crazy Cortez is weird looking woman..

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (a0IVu)

208 Funny how Loopy has to take an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution.
Actually, it's not funny.

Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (3HNOQ)

209 >>189 Occasional Cortex does have nice cans, i gotta give her that. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (bWBdM)

Project Frankensinema.

Her cans will be bolted to the Sinema head. The Tulsi Gabbard lower torso will complete the work, save for the Hillary Clinton Fred-Flintstone feet.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (Bdeb0)

210 Here's a weatherman you can believe:

https://www.weatherbell.com /winter-2018-19-august-outlook

Yes it says August but he's recently doubled down on his prediction.

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (Cz+xD)

211 Gee Jim, since we pulled your hard pass we need to redo your background check....

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (IHm/u)

....don't worry, we'll fast track it.

Posted by: BignJames

Ok gee Jim look at what we found...

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (IHm/u)

212 I think the republicans should fully back Fudge for speaker. See we all voted for the black woman, while the racist Dems tried to block her and voted for the rich white privileged woman.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (dNzKv)

213 >>When Amazon pays for her two bedroom townhouse in Georgetown that will be kept extremely quiet, she'll change her tune.

It will be interesting to see if she moderates and takes the money or doubles down on the crazy.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (/tuJf)

214 Love to see what the demographics of her dstrict are....
Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (ffWPP)


It's the Democrat's wet dream. 49% Hispanic. It's achieved critical mass - flipped forever. Textbook case of their operation carried out successfully.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (/qEW2)

215 199 Oh and to the people that go on "BUT JUDGES!!!!"

Apparently the judge that issued this ruling is a "Trump" appointed judge or to be more charitable a Heritage/GOPe appointed judge.


The decision makes absolutely no fucking sense and further cements the fact that we are proper fucked and there is literally nothing we can do about it.
Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (qxq6t)

The term is Kritarchy... rule by Judges.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (NgKpN)

216 The Acoster ruling is focused on the process. The WH needs to set up or clarify their process, apply it, and then pull the credential.

Posted by: LASue at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (8yZ+3)

217 One is obvious, the other may be a bit trickier.


That's Gina. Right?

Although, at first, I thought, Sophia, as it reminded me of the classic pic with Marilyn and Sophia.

http://bit.ly/sophia-marilyn

Posted by: mindful webworker - their eyes are up where? at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (cNEwX)

218 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

YGBFSM!!!!

no way. they stole another fucking race? I really, really am coming to the conclusion that this country is headed for a massive, nasty divorce, and I'm hoping to be way up in the middle of nowhere when that REALLY kicks off...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (8D42x)
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This is all very suspicious to me. Why are they still counting votes in these district races?
Are non-citizens voting?
Lawyers need to get involved.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (hECVl)

219 Is there law that says the White House has to do daily press briefings? What stops them from doing a ten minute press briefing at four pm on Friday afternoon and nothing more?

Posted by: Shannow at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (kUt4G)

220 Not with those teeth. Can you imagine the damage she could do?

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (NYS7S)

She makes horses jealous.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (cxHbL)

221 Apparently the judge that issued this ruling is a "Trump" appointed judge or to be more charitable a Heritage/GOPe appointed judge.

------

About 80% of "conservative" federal/supreme judges since the second world war turned out to be big-time liberals IRL. It's the nature of the job.

Never count on a federal employee to curtail their own power. It's a ludicrous proposition.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (AzW6q)

222 He managed to find a doctor at a different clinic for Monday. At one point, when he was trying to find a new doctor, he called everyone listed on the Medicare site. They were either retired or did not take medicare patients any longer.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (JKNZq)

223 172 >>And as the James Madison said, she will be up there for 40 years. It's a safe district for her, and she will get re-elected in perpetuity.
_____________________________________

I don't know about that. Redistricting after 2020 will be a problem for her.

New York State will definitely be losing more Congressional seats due to Cuomo evacuation.

She will have to play musical chairs with more senior Democrats like Jerold Nadler when they redistrict.

She may be forced to primary and lose next time.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (H7LIz)

224 I expect him to, by judicial appointment or some other means, have neutralized their fraudulent abilities by then.

He had his shot the last two years and is blowing any opportunity to do anything right now. They're getting away with it again, just like with Gregoire in 2004 and Franken in 2012 and on and on.

They learned their lesson in 2016: they didn't cheat enough. So now they're going to cheat harder, and since they aren't being in any way punished or stopped here, in 2020, it doesn't even make sense to vote. Trump could win by 20 million votes and they'd recount and invent their way to a win for whatever human detritus makes it through the clown car mob that the Dems throw up.

Count on it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)

225 How can a Judge over ride who is invited to something?
Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (NgKpN)
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Beats me, but he did. Perhaps there is some language that goes along with the hard pass that we don't know about.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (U5tDi)

226 Trump must know these election shenanigans are a practice run for 2020.

I expect him to, by judicial appointment or some other means, have neutralized their fraudulent abilities by then.
Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 11:40 AM (Cz+xD)

I"m sure Trump is encouraged by the ruling today forcing him to reinstate Acosta's press pass by the judge he just recently appointed to the bench. Judicial appointments are working out well for him.

(not being snarky at you, I am just so aggravated by this)

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (lCdzT)

227 Though, when it comes down to it, of COURSE the Demoncrat party is going to elect a women whose DNA test will show she's at least 50% donkey.

She's the literal face of the party.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (UnA8+)

228
Ok gee Jim look at what we found...

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (IHm/u)


It looks like someone has just accused you of sexual assault while you were in high school.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (BWL+E)

229
She's not dumb,
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:32 AM (ykYG2)
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This is true about Ocasio-Cortez. The girl has a way with words. She's fearless about using gotchas, changing the subject, ad hominem attacks, and playing the race/gender card.


I'm relieved that she's in a solid blue district, because any close race between her and a Republican would be a well-publicized disaster. It would take a RARE Republican to fight her on her own terms.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (13CQC)

230 >>Not with those teeth. Can you imagine the damage she could do? Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:42 AM (NYS7S)

Snaffle bit and reins. Problem solved.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (Bdeb0)

231 You wouldn't believe this is Lollobrigida, but I'm told it is.

https://tinyurl.com/ow2rato

I could worship those stockings.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (kqsXK)

232 So old gap tooth Abrams is demanding.... A new election

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (O2RFr)

233 New White House presser rule. You get to ask a question but only if you preface it with Jim Acosta is a piece of shit

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 11:46 AM (OLCnA)

234 Oh and to the people that go on "BUT JUDGES!!!!"

So what you're saying is that we should have voted for Hillary because Trump-appointed judges might end up making bad calls sometimes, then?

Very compelling

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)

235 Cortex won the lotto with that seat. Will be elected in perpetuity, benefits, pay, graft...jackpot

Posted by: brak at November 16, 2018 11:46 AM (VckGX)

236 137---Then say ' We will not be taking questions until further notice, Freedom of the Press does not Trump our Freedom of Speech, or Association, have a good day'

/mic drop
Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:34 AM (NgKpN)
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Good Lord, NO.
This has nothing to do with freedom of the press.
You and I, ALL of us have freedom of the written word.

But neither we nor paid-writers, no matter how rich and powerful, have a right to access any person or facility we choose.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (Rxduq)

237
I a lot concerned that if the White House doesn't immediately return Acosta's credentials and apologize, the media will begin to be mean toward the President.

Posted by: Concerned Conservative at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (e7O7B)

238 By the way, most of y'all are short.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (fuK7c)


*gnaws on your shin*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (mf5HN)

239 I'm sure Lupe snorts when she laughs.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (nBr1j)

240 92 The WH can let him have credentials, and just refuse to allow him access to the building because the intern feels unsafe with him there.
Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (mFoNl) 

Let him in, just don't call on him.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:29 AM

PDT: Alright then. Following the precedent of the precedent set by Owebama all press will be locked in the closet during press conferences.




Posted by: tbodie at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (HdZcn)

241 So she should be in porn, not Congress.Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:41 AM (ABjxW)


Crazy porn, she would be a star.

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (Cz+xD)

242 >>When Amazon pays for her two bedroom townhouse in Georgetown that will be kept extremely quiet, she'll change her tune.



THIS
Bezos lives part time in DC. He's invested through the WashPost and government cloud service contracts.

I suppose Ocasio-Cortez will learn the ways of DC, both with getting along with her colleagues* and handling lobbyists, particularly the goliath ones like Amazon. I suspect Cuomo will lean on her to ixnay the Amazon hate, too.


*Spoiler alert: Participating in the future and former speaker's office is not welcomed from freshmen Congressmen.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (W+vEI)

243
Although, at first, I thought, Sophia, as it reminded me of the classic pic with Marilyn and Sophia.

---------------
That's Jayne Mansfield and Sofia.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (13CQC)

244 The girl has a way with words. She's fearless about using gotchas, changing the subject, ad hominem attacks, and playing the race/gender card.

She's a sophist packed full of hard left talking points and indoctrination. Any kid out of college can do the same thing, doesn't mean they're smart. It just means they speak the language of their generation and appeal to their people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (39g3+)

245
graft

*ahem*, "reparations"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (BWL+E)

246 Man, Donna Reed was a freakin' hottie.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (BRvh1)

247 Beats me, but he did. Perhaps there is some language that goes along with the hard pass that we don't know about.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (U5tDi)

I believe Congress passed some stupid law years ago that required the WH to have an entire process in place to revoke someone's press pass that included notice to the employer of said journalist with time for rebuttal, etc. That law was challenged in court and of course, since most of our judges neither read or support the constitution, it was upheld, even though it is clearly an infringement on separation of powers.

I don't believe anyone has ever taken it to the SC.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (lCdzT)

248 Though, when it comes down to it, of COURSE the Demoncrat party is going to elect a women whose DNA test will show she's at least 50% donkey.

She's the literal face of the party.
Posted by: Hikaru



Shrek!
Posted by: Donkey

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (9vbJt)

249 If you let Acosta in, let a thousand others in as well.
Ace. The Bat-boy Globe. Alex Jones. Mrs. Snook down the street who does her church newsletter. The hobo on the corner with the sign saying "will dance for cigarettes."
That is all "press."

Force the courts to say that special "rights" of access are reserved for Fat Rich Corporations only.

You'll need a bigger room --- but it's high time they moved the press out of the WH proper to the Executive Building anyway.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (Rxduq)

Now there's an idea. Give WH press credentials to Alex Jones, and seat him right behind shorty Acosta. And then make sure Sarah or PDT points to him every press conference, and when Acosta jumps up, hollers, "Sit down, Jimmy, I was gesturing to Alex Jones."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (fDU8w)

250 In the meantime, I would like them to temporarily restore Acosta's hard pass (because they have to), but simply not hold ANY press conferences until the matter is settled. Just release statements. Kind of like Obama did for the entirety of his regime.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (U5tDi)


Someone upthread had a great idea: have every WH reporter submit their questions by e-mail in advance. Then the press conference would just be a video feed of Sarah sitting at a desk reading the e-mail. Occasionally flash on the email itself to show they're not making stuff up.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (DKEDx)

251 >>This is true about Ocasio-Cortez. The girl has a way with words. She's fearless about using gotchas, changing the subject, ad hominem attacks, and playing the race/gender card.

I disagree. She is often confounded by her own rhetoric doing interviews, even when doing them with relatively sympathetic journalists. She has never really been challenged in an open debate, certainly not during the campaign.

I think she is dumb as a post, an economic illiterate and a total lightweight. She will exposed bigly if the Dems are dumb enough to let her have a prominent voice on anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (/tuJf)

252 Although, at first, I thought, Sophia, as it reminded me of the classic pic with Marilyn and Sophia.

That's not Marilyn. It's Jayne Mansfield.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (kqsXK)

253 237
I a lot concerned that if the White House doesn't immediately return Acosta's credentials and apologize, the media will begin to be mean toward the President.

Yes... They might give him bad press... hahahahaha... By the way someone on another site summed it up nicely... The Judge ordered trump to bake a cake

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (O2RFr)

254 222 He managed to find a doctor at a different clinic for Monday. At one point, when he was trying to find a new doctor, he called everyone listed on the Medicare site. They were either retired or did not take medicare patients any longer.
Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2018 11:44 AM (JKNZq)



That is the worst part of medicare. Elderly have to be on it, but so many more doctors refuse medicare patients.We went through that with my mother years ago, and I am willing to bet it hasn't changed much.

Posted by: moki at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (mFoNl)

255 By the way, most of y'all are short.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (fuK7c)

*gnaws on your shin*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.


New step stool?

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (IHm/u)

256 Crazy porn, she would be a star.
Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 11:47 AM (Cz+xD)

Oh, man. Toothiest Beejer ever.

0/10. Would not diddle again.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (BRvh1)

257 Sadly Donna Reed was a left winger in a day when most Hollywood stars were not.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (BXMxN)

258 It looks like someone has just accused you of sexual assault while you were in high school.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (BWL+E)

....and it's up to you to prove otherwise.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (cxHbL)

259 All these comments and nobody cracked a joke yet about 'click to make them bigger' looking at 2 lovely racks?

Posted by: GregV61 at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (FLpne)

260 224

Count on it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)

Yes. as much as I do not want to be negative, I believe this was a trial run for the Democrats for 2020. Unless the Republicans quickly learn how to play vicious politics, Trump et al are facing total war in 2020.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:49 AM (ffWPP)

261 I'm sure Lupe snorts when she laughs.
Posted by: Northernlurker


I believe that is called, "braying".

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:50 AM (9vbJt)

262

Teh Wimminz: Liz Taylor (L) and Marilyn Manson Monroe (other Left)?

Maybe. Looks like they're wearing dresses from the same designer.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 11:50 AM (HaL55)

263 160. Gina was in a fun movie with Rock Hudson. She danced a mean cha-cha.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 11:50 AM (rpZ5G)

264 246 Man, Donna Reed was a freakin' hottie.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (BRvh1)

Yes, she was in the second or third Thin Man movie and was smokin', in a clean sort of way.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 11:50 AM (RD7QR)

265 I'd just like to note that the current memes on ocasio do not work.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 16, 2018 11:50 AM (z2W2E)

266 Although, at first, I thought, Sophia, as it reminded me of the classic pic with Marilyn and Sophia.


That linky got flagged. I'm unaware of a Sophia / Marylin pic, but Sophia / Jayne Mansfield is legendary:

https://bit.ly/2QIHXgN

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 11:50 AM (fuK7c)

267 Some legal beagles can explain I suppose, what possible grounds there are for even a non aggressive reporter to claim right to maintain his hard pass. "your polite invitation is cancelled, give us our hard pass back". end of story imo.


Yielding to the court on this is what Trump has done with flagrant abuses by Hawaiian judges ... so I assume that precedent will continue, since he is totally compromised by an invalid special counsel and a GOPe just itching to put the globalist cabal back in as POTUS (Pence would fulfill that itch, imo)


But maybe hand out new guidelines for all WH media ... any yelling of questions without being called on will mean immediate dismissal from the meeting, twice means permanent ban. Questions will be single and under thirty seconds (no filibustering, no arguing, no speechifying, no politicking). All judgements on abuses are final.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (Cus5s)

268 >>I think she is dumb as a post, an economic illiterate and a total lightweight. She will exposed bigly if the Dems are dumb enough to let her have a prominent voice on anything. Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (/tuJf)

Hank Johnson sighed with relief when she won. Being "the dumbest member of Congress" can't be easy.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (Bdeb0)

269 That's not Marilyn. It's Jayne Mansfield.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (kqsXK)


I decided not to use that pic because it's too famous

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (DKEDx)

270 Well looks like Trump made rookie mistake and appointed two deep state Judges in Maine and D.C. One cost us a House Seat, the other blew Jim Acosta.

Mitch M needs to take both off the elevate list

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (HrSJb)

271 Donna Reed:

https://tinyurl.com/kqtomou

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (kqsXK)

272 >>>This is true about Ocasio-Cortez. The girl has a way with words. She's fearless about using gotchas, changing the subject, ad hominem attacks, and playing the race/gender card.


I'm relieved that she's in a solid blue district, because any close race between her and a Republican would be a well-publicized disaster. It would take a RARE Republican to fight her on her own terms.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (13CQC)
_______
O'Crazy-Eyes is being coached on all that by Robert Cialdini, the behavioral psychologist who advised Obama in 2008 and 2012. He literally wrote the books on rhetoric and persuasion "Influence" and "Pre-suasion"

Unfortunately, he's filthy socialist

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (F5cXa)

273 "Husband has been sick for two weeks and is self diagnosing either gall bladder or diverticulosis. I can't get him to go to the emergency room. I'm really fed up with the whole thing."

Please, try to get him to the ER. I waited this summer for several days before going to the ER and ended up with a severe diverticulitis attack. I had emergency surgery to avoid sepsis, was in the hospital for a week, and am now trying to schedule a second operation to finish up what they couldn't wrap up during the emergency surgery because I was too sick.

I believe Boulder Terlit Hobo also had a recent round of this. Trust me, the ER hassle is a lot better than what the alternative can be.

All the best!

Posted by: RM at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (U3LtS)

274 I think she is dumb as a post, an economic illiterate and a total lightweight. She will exposed bigly if the Dems are dumb enough to let her have a prominent voice on anything.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (/tuJf


I nominate her for Speaker. We need to make it happen. What is that petition site the prog kiddies all use and assume that if you get a certain number of "signatures" the government has to do what they demand?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (dNzKv)

275 You wouldn't believe this is Lollobrigida, but I'm told it is.

https://tinyurl.com/ow2rato

I could worship those stockings.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (kqsXK)


Oh hello.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (mf5HN)

276 From the The Onion:
Australian Parliament Gathers To Discuss Dwindling Hemsworth Reserves

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at November 16, 2018 11:52 AM (ICaYg)

277 > 246
"Man, Donna Reed was a freakin' hottie."

Indeed she was, even during the days of her 1960s TV show in the role of a suburban housewife.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 16, 2018 11:52 AM (idA3B)

278 I have lived with my conscience and my own memories for over quarter of a century since the events of 1973. These are not easy reflections for me. But I am at peace with myself, and with the Chilean people, about what happened. I am clear in my mind that the return to Chile of true democracy, and from that the true freedom to which all individual people are entitled, could not have been achieved without the removal of the Marxists.

Posted by: Augusto at November 16, 2018 11:52 AM (aYAWQ)

279 264. That was Myrna Loy. Reed was smoking in Here From Eternity.

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:52 AM (HrSJb)

280 273 "Husband has been sick for two weeks and is self diagnosing either gall bladder or diverticulosis. I can't get him to go to the emergency room. I'm really fed up with the whole thing."


Yes .. get him to the doctor... I too waited over a week thinking I had the flu... Ended up in the Hospital for a week with a kidney infection

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:53 AM (O2RFr)

281 Lol....

"Alexandria Ojos-Locos"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:53 AM (BRvh1)

282 @234


What I am saying is that we are in existential crisis as we apparently would need to replace 100pct of the judiciary with Clarence Thomas clones in order to prevent what is inevitably going to happen.


This decision is not based on any recognizable statute, law, functional or operational understanding of the constitution.


It's force not reason.


And it's bullshit.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 11:53 AM (qxq6t)

283 Can't wait to read the Acosta decision. That should be appealed as high as possible.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2018 11:53 AM (k2Hcx)

284 That linky got flagged. I'm unaware of a Sophia / Marylin pic, but Sophia / Jayne Mansfield is legendary:
https://bit.ly/2QIHXgN
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 11:50 AM (fuK7c)


Too well-known for me to use. Plus, ye gods, Mansfield is practically falling out of her dress. I wonder what the backstory is. Was she drunk? Maybe MP4 knows.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:53 AM (DKEDx)

285 Husband has been sick for two weeks and is self diagnosing either gall bladder or diverticulosis. I can't get him to go to the emergency room. I'm really fed up with the whole thing."

Please, try to get him to the ER. I waited this summer for several days before going to the ER and ended up with a severe diverticulitis attack. I had emergency surgery to avoid sepsis, was in the hospital for a week, and am now trying to schedule a second operation to finish up what they couldn't wrap up during the emergency surgery because I was too sick.

I believe Boulder Terlit Hobo also had a recent round of this. Trust me, the ER hassle is a lot better than what the alternative can be.



As an ER Physician, Dr Cat says go to the ER. 2 weeks of misery is enough. That is what we are there for.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:53 AM (dNzKv)

286 Damn! A black helicopter just flew right over my house.

And this Vietnamese coffee is real good, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 11:54 AM (fDU8w)

287 Asta! Asta! Asta!

https://bit.ly/2QP7VzA

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 16, 2018 11:54 AM (mf5HN)

288 She's a girl under 30 and not-fat.

Being attractive is default.

O'Crazy-Eyes won't age well, because Satan takes that immortal soul shit seriously.

Look at Bubba and Hillary

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:54 AM (F5cXa)

289 224 They learned their lesson in 2016: they didn't cheat enough. So now they're going to cheat harder, and since they aren't being in any way punished or stopped here, in 2020, it doesn't even make sense to vote. Trump could win by 20 million votes and they'd recount and invent their way to a win for whatever human detritus makes it through the clown car mob that the Dems throw up.

Count on it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)


They're going to cheat to such a blatant and obvious extreme that people will say "Oh come on, NOBODY could cheat THAT much!"

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:54 AM (UnA8+)

290 Humphrey Bogart and Gene Kelly were almost Blacklisted for being commies

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:54 AM (HrSJb)

291 Here's the story (with a nipple shot) of that Loren / Mansfield summit meeting:


https://tinyurl.com/y7kwl66v

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 11:54 AM (kqsXK)

292 The hell there is a problem with that link.

https://tinyurl.com/yc7ahgq3


Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (mf5HN)

293 216 The Acoster ruling is focused on the process. The WH needs to set up or clarify their process, apply it, and then pull the credential.
Posted by: LASue at November 16, 2018 11:43 AM (8yZ+3)
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The courts have no business dictating the process or lack thereof. That's up to the WH alone.

This is as ridiculous as someone suing because he wasn't invited to a state dinner.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (Rxduq)

294 290 Bogart was to the left but not commie,Gene Kelly was a commie though.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (BXMxN)

295 283. cuckold Hugh Hewitt, who loves his WaPo gig, says we should not appeal

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (HrSJb)

296 You can expire from diverticulitis.
Don't ask me how I know this...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (w7KSn)

297 @270

It's more than likely that McConnel accepted the blue slips from the Senators from those states and let two assholes onto the bench.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (qxq6t)

298 She's a girl under 30 and not-fat.

Being attractive is default.

O'Crazy-Eyes won't age well, because Satan takes that immortal soul shit seriously.

Look at Bubba and Hillary
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:54 AM (F5cXa)


She'll either balloon up, or look like an overcooked chicken wing.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (wCmLp)

299 The judge said "due process" hadn't been met because Acosta was notified by Tweet, lol. I guess I can see his point. I trust the WH will have its act together before this goes any further.

In the meantime, I would like them to temporarily restore Acosta's hard pass (because they have to), but simply not hold ANY press conferences until the matter is settled. Just release statements. Kind of like Obama did for the entirety of his regime.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 11:39 AM (U5tDi)
how in the hell does the 5th factor in to this? it's not a law enforcement proceeding, it's a bloody guest pass. This would be like the guy booted from Disney World suing to get access back after they ejected him for having the trump sign...

yeah, this country isn't lasting much longer at this rate...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 16, 2018 11:55 AM (8D42x)

300 We practically wiped this nation clean of Marxists.

Posted by: Augusto at November 16, 2018 11:56 AM (aYAWQ)

301
O'Crazy-Eyes won't age well, because Satan takes that immortal soul shit seriously

+++
Fifty pounds, mustache, a black dress

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 16, 2018 11:56 AM (z2W2E)

302 With a hat tip to Jen, tbodie hates the new phone.

Posted by: tbodie at November 16, 2018 11:56 AM (HdZcn)

303

I could worship those stockings.
#MeToo
Obligatory ZZ Top -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv4B0xK8rNs

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 11:56 AM (HaL55)

304 What fucking "due process"?

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (BXMxN)

305 That was Myrna Loy. Reed was smoking in Here From Eternity.

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:52 AM (HrSJb)


What was she smoking?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (DKEDx)

306 They're going to cheat to such a blatant and obvious extreme that people will say "Oh come on, NOBODY could cheat THAT much!"

And they count on that. People are ALREADY saying that, because they're so blantant and outrageous. Its easy to count on it, most people will discount something really over the top because "nobody would do that." And since the press is covering for them, they get away with it. Again.

Humphrey Bogart and Gene Kelly were almost Blacklisted for being commies

Humphrey was kinda tied into those guys, although I don't think he was actually a commie. He was just friends with an awful lot of them and helped support them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (39g3+)

307 Cotez thought she got to vote on Judges

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (HrSJb)

308 We elect baristas... all we need to know about the state of the Union.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (ffWPP)

309 Occasional Cortex
1) There are 232,000 tax returns over $1 M
2) The cumulative income is $1.2 Trillion
3) VA for all cost over $3 Trillion
4) You need to find another $1.8 T
5) You would have to tax every return over $200K 100%


Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (JFO2v)

310 Well, shoot, clicked to make larger and only the picture became bigger.

Sad!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (qC1Sy)

311 Too well-known for me to use. Plus, ye gods, Mansfield is practically falling out of her dress. I wonder what the backstory is.


I wasn't suggesting you use it, just replying to someone who talked about a non-existent pic.

As far as I understand it, Sophia was an established sex bomb and Mansfield was a newbie trying to make a name for herself. She knew there were photographers everywhere so she went to spill out of her dress in front of Sophia to get a reaction and make a name for herself.

The problem with Mansfield was that she was dumber than the dirt turnips grow in. It just so takes away from sexiness, no matter what the rack looks like.

There are photos from that event that show a little nipple, but the best is the one I linked with Sophia giving the kittens a side-eye.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (fuK7c)

312 Robert Cialdini,
Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM

Thank you for that name. It is exactly the kind of crap that makes me suspicious. I've had that crap pulled on me all my life and it angers me beyond words I dare to use in public.

I hate being manipulated like that.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (hrcfq)

313 274 I nominate her for Speaker. We need to make it happen. What is that petition site the prog kiddies all use and assume that if you get a certain number of "signatures" the government has to do what they demand?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (dNzKv)


NO.

If the Dems get their Impeach-A-Palooza, and they manage to steal FL and MS, the Cucks are going to go along with it, and then we're stuck with her being installed as President even though SHE'S TOO YOUNG TO BE PRESIDENT.

And then, the Constitution is dead.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:58 AM (UnA8+)

314 The courts have no business dictating the process or lack thereof. That's up to the WH alone.

Exactly. The judge has no power to impose this upon anyone.

The only way this makes sense is if what someone suggested above, that congress at some point passed a law codifying how to dump a reporter from the press pool and Trump didn't follow that. Or Obama before him, for that matter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:58 AM (39g3+)

315 290 Humphrey Bogart and Gene Kelly were almost Blacklisted for being commies

Didn't "Hail Caesar!" out Kelly as a true believer commie? Or was it just having fun with whole Red Scare in Hollywood thing?

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at November 16, 2018 11:58 AM (ICaYg)

316 >>>I nominate her for Speaker. We need to make it happen. What is that petition site the prog kiddies all use and assume that if you get a certain number of "signatures" the government has to do what they demand?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (dNzKv)
___________
No. That's a terrible idea. O'Crazy-Eyes is charismatic and has an amazing Persuasion coach in Robert Cialdini.

Yes she's a socialist, and yes she says economically illiterate things. That's shit doesn't matter, we wish it mattered but it doesn't. Obama was a two term president, and the exact same way.

The best way is to ignore her. Or if you have to attack then the meme about "accept the government as your Lord and Savior" or the same pic but with "I threw out my meds..... Socialism is all I need to be happy"

Things like that because she has the crazy ex-gf look so combine it with murderous socialism.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (F5cXa)

317 She's a girl under 30 and not-fat.

Being attractive is default.

---

It's interesting how that works. I'd imagine 85%+ or so of non-fat under 30 girls are solid 1s.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (LX21o)

318 How in the world does Occasional-Cortex survive considering how many "cray eyes" pictures there are of here?

Occasional-Cortex is the Steve Buscemi of politics.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (qC1Sy)

319 The guy that beat (Cheated) Young Kim is a Hispanic Lottery Winner.

But good job making Kevin McCarthy minority leader.

We lost 4 House races in California, were GOP had leads on election Day. Where is the Justice Department?

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (HrSJb)

320 O'Crazy-Eyes won't age well,

------
But like all career politicians, she'll live to be 140.

"EMPANADA FEEFTY-FOUR"
----AOC, 2090

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (AzW6q)

321 The problem with Mansfield was that she was dumber than the dirt turnips grow in. It just so takes away from sexiness, no matter what the rack looks like.

Supposedly she had a 149 IQ, she just played dumb like Marilyn, for the roles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (39g3+)

322 Someone upthread had a great idea: have every WH reporter submit their questions by e-mail in advance. Then the press conference would just be a video feed of Sarah sitting at a desk reading the e-mail. Occasionally flash on the email itself to show they're not making stuff up.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (DKEDx)
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That is indeed a great idea. But only if they preface the announcement to this change with a statement to the effect that the Acosta brouhaha has made them realize that the whole press conference thing is really inefficient, so here's our new procedure, thanks to Jim Acosta.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (U5tDi)

323 320 O'Crazy-Eyes won't age well,

------
But like all career politicians, she'll live to be 140.

"EMPANADA FEEFTY-FOUR"
----AOC, 2090
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (AzW6q)

Well, I have given up on RBG ever dying.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (a0IVu)

324 315. Both went to D.C to defend Alger Hiss.


Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (HrSJb)

325 319

We lost 4 House races in California, were GOP had leads on election Day. Where is the Justice Department?
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (HrSJb)


Mueller.... Mueller... ???

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (ffWPP)

326 How much do you think it sucks to be on the writing staff of one of those Daily Show style comedy news shows knowing that someone like AOC is coming into congress and so many moments of comedic gold are going to be completely wasted?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (KUaJL)

327 And in today's news from Planet Portland, the mayor was overheard muttering that he couldn't wait for his term to be over in two years. (Portland has had a succession of one-term mayors - having to deal with a bunch of insane professional "activists" on the local level takes its toll.)

This has created a political firestorm, of course - the insane Left is demanding that the mayor (who is left-wing, but not insane) resign, so one of the several available insane left-wing politicians be put in his place.

One insane former mayoral candidate posted the following thing on Twitter:

The job of Portland mayor doesn't suck. It's one of the most important IN THE WORLD.

Yep - you got it. One of the world's most important jobs on earth is being mayor of Portland, Oregon.

This is because the insane Left thinks that Portland is a beacon and example to the world, and is one of the world's most important cities. Really.

For example, we can't fix the worst highway bottleneck in Oregon by adding a freeway lane on each side for a couple of miles, because What Would The World Think If Portland Did That. That would affect Portland's Green Global Brand, which is obviously incredibly valuable to Portland's residents.

Same with actually enforcing the law in Portland's festering homeless camps.

One of the things that makes governance in Portland almost impossible is the belief that Portland needs to set a global example - that peasants in Bangladesh are looking to Portland as a beacon of light on how to behave.

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (I2/tG)

328 >>> ... Trump could win by 20 million votes and they'd recount and invent their way to a win for whatever human detritus makes it through the clown car mob that the Dems throw up.

Count on it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)


I expect president Bull in a China Shop to bust some crystal balls before the 2020 election.

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (Cz+xD)

329 We lost 4 House races in California, were GOP had leads on election Day. Where is the Justice Department?

"We're busy after that demon weed and investigating Trump workers!"
--Justice Department

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (39g3+)

330 Judge did say the WH didn't have to call on Accost-u... So

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (O2RFr)

331 I did get him in to the clinic Sunday. Vitals were okay including blood pressure. He had a slight fever, 100 degrees, but no other problems. He just refuses to go to the ER. And I don't trust his diagnosis, but will drag him in if he gets any worse. I can check his blood pressure at home.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (JKNZq)

332 In the House, McCarthy needs to get off his butt, and make sure of no retirements. Also get some $$$ for rematches.

We would need only 16 to take back the House

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:02 PM (HrSJb)

333 As an ER Physician, Dr Cat says go to the ER. 2 weeks of misery is enough. That is what we are there for.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


My gall bladder went hot back in February.

I lasted two hours before heading to the ER.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 12:02 PM (9vbJt)

334 330 Judge did say the WH didn't have to call on Accost-u... So
Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (O2RFr)


Well, that was nice of him.... rather sporting, and all.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:02 PM (ffWPP)

335 How much do you think it sucks to be on the writing staff of one of those Daily Show style comedy news shows knowing that someone like AOC is coming into congress and so many moments of comedic gold are going to be completely wasted?

I suspect they don't even let that thought cross their minds. These are true believers, surrounded by true believers, living in a culture of absolute true belief, and a ray of actual truth never penetrates that bubble.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:02 PM (39g3+)

336 We lost 4 House races in California, were GOP had leads on election Day. Where is the Justice Department?
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (HrSJb)


Mueller.... Mueller... ???

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (ffWPP)
*******************

Something serious is going on. The Dems knew they could steal seats in CA. because they run Ca.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 12:02 PM (hECVl)

337 312 Thank you for that name. It is exactly the kind of crap that makes me suspicious. I've had that crap pulled on me all my life and it angers me beyond words I dare to use in public.

I hate being manipulated like that.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (hrcfq)


What bothers me is that I _KNOW_ what they're doing, but I'm too stupid to be able to turn it back around on them.

And I may be the only member of the horde willing to admit that I am legit stupid.

Not "Stupid compared to a genius-level physicist", but "of well below-average intelligence".

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (UnA8+)

338 In regards to due process, there has to be a summary suspension process for press passes.

So tomorrow, if Jim Acosta goes out and punches out a woman, they have to let him in?

No way. Summary suspension and a hearing within 5 days.

And the hearing will only be on the issue as to whether the continued presence of the accused reporter poses a threat to the president, his staff or the reputation of the White House.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (H7LIz)

339 >>>
Thank you for that name. It is exactly the kind of crap that makes me suspicious. I've had that crap pulled on me all my life and it angers me beyond words I dare to use in public.

I hate being manipulated like that.
Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:57 AM (hrcfq)
_________________

Shit goes back to ancient Greece and the Sophists. Rhetoric vs Dialectic. Aristotle. Seriously.

Its just that today's behavioral psychologists have systemized and weaponized it.

Trump is a master beyond anything. Luckily he's on our side.

But if you want to learn, Cialdini's books are good and a-political (he's not, but his books are)

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (F5cXa)

340 That's because Portland has an inferiority complex towards Seattle.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (JKNZq)

341 did The traitor Judge Kelly, say that We can shut down the presser if Acosta gets out of hand again?

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (HrSJb)

342 I'm in a rare non-Eeyore mood today.

Let the Dems be all crazypants whackadoodle.

Either they are paving the road to their own implosion and cultural irrelevance in 10-20 years, or they are paving the road to a flat out breakup of the Union.

If the breakup is peaceful, I consider that a victory condition. Go be crazypants over there and good luck to ya. I'm perfectly willing to up stakes and move if that 's the deal.

And if the breakup is not peaceful, it will suck but I have faith that the "good guys" (non-collectivists) will win an armed conflict, which is also a victory condition of sorts (despite more awfulness en route to victory).

So hey, whatever man.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (BRvh1)

343
O'Crazy-Eyes is being coached on all that by Robert Cialdini, the
behavioral psychologist who advised Obama in 2008 and 2012. He literally
wrote the books on rhetoric and persuasion "Influence" and
"Pre-suasion"

------------
That's why I think she wins. She's an economic illiterate, but that's not what matters. She's effective at changing the subject -- usually to her race and gender. Yeah, Jack, she's effed up in live interviews, but she'll improve.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (13CQC)

344 @319


You would think McCarthy being in house leadership for the Republicans would be all over this blatant and outrageous fraud but he's busy picking out the drapes for his new office and organizing sham votes for border wall funding.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (qxq6t)

345 We lost 4 House races in California, were GOP had leads on election Day. Where is the Justice Department?

"We're busy after that demon weed and investigating Trump workers!"
--Justice Department

---

Oh, and we made a porn site change hosting services and sent some illegal aliens home for three weeks!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 12:04 PM (LX21o)

346 One of the things that makes governance in Portland almost impossible is
the belief that Portland needs to set a global example - that peasants
in Bangladesh are looking to Portland as a beacon of light on how to
behave.
Posted by: The ARC of History at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (I2/tG)

=========================
Nah, those guys are crazy.

Posted by: Bangladeshi Peasant at November 16, 2018 12:04 PM (t41dG)

347 It could be worse. It could be 536.

Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive: Scientists say a mysterious fog that blocked out the sun causing crop failures and widespread famine was the worst global disaster in history
536AD was the start of 18 months of solid darkness caused by a mysterious fog
Harvard professor believes this is the worst year in the entirety of human history
Triggered a century of famine, crop failure, cold weather, disease and death

https://dailym.ai/2PB3WKb

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 12:04 PM (+y/Ru)

348 Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (JKNZq)


Get him in. I have seen elderly with abdominal disasters hiding within normal vitals and "looking ok". And I am willing to bet he is downplaying how much pain he is in.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (dNzKv)

349 O'Crazy-Eyes is being coached on all that by Robert Cialdini, the behavioral psychologist who advised Obama in 2008 and 2012. He literally wrote the books on rhetoric and persuasion "Influence" and "Pre-suasion"

Ever see the movie "Singing in the rain"? There's only so much an expert can accomplish.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (39g3+)

350
100% tax for income > $200,000? Love It!

*There will be certain discrete exceptions based on deemed social value.

Posted by: Little Lupe Occupied-Cervix at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (UFLLM)

351 Horde I would like to take us back to October 2010 to remind us of what the dems were planning when they got smacked by the Tea Party and lost 63 house seats a few weeks later.

Get ready to be reintroduced to Teresa Ghilarducci

https://blogs.newschool.edu/news/2016/03/teresa-ghilarduccis-retirement-plan/#.W-74bjhKhpg

Yes she is still around and still polishing her plan.

Posted by: DanMan at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (QMG5F)

352 Alexandra Corpuscle?
Show us yer tits.

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (HgMAr)

353 Trump is too smart, not to have a shadow team to combat the fraud for 2020.

Auditing the Maricopa election chief was the beginning

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (HrSJb)

354 Larry Elder @larryelder
14h
If Michael Avenatti ever takes Alec Baldwin's parking space, let's put THAT on pay per view.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (BqBId)

355 536? That's my weight!

Posted by: Michael Moore at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (H7LIz)

356

EM KUMQUAT FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (GEhPL)

357 Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive: Scientists say a mysterious fog that blocked out the sun causing crop failures and widespread famine was the worst global disaster in history

Probably a meteor or a volcano somewhere. When Krakatoa blew itself to oblivion, the whole world had no summer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (39g3+)

358 344 You would think McCarthy being in house leadership for the Republicans would be all over this blatant and outrageous fraud but he's busy picking out the drapes for his new office and organizing sham votes for border wall funding.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (qxq6t)


Considering he's Boehner's protege, he's probably out looking to snatch up all the Scotch in DC.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (UnA8+)

359 Supposedly she (Mansfield) had a 149 IQ, she just played dumb like Marilyn, for the roles.


I'm not buying it. There was a weird sort of network called Impact that had some of "The World of Jayne Mansfield" shorts on from time to time. It wasn't a role, she was the hostess. She seemed really dumb.

She looks really dumb. You can see intelligence in someone's eyes.

At least she made it into a Cracker song:

"Well the movie star, well she crashed her car.
But everyone said she was beautiful even without her head. "

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (fuK7c)

360 354 Larry Elder @larryelder
14h
If Michael Avenatti ever takes Alec Baldwin's parking space, let's put THAT on pay per view.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (BqBId)

Lol..I'd pay to watch.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (a0IVu)

361 330 Judge did say the WH didn't have to call on Accost-u... So
Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (O2RFr)

hehehe....

court ordered embarrassment.

how delightful.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (BRvh1)

362
"As an ER Physician, Dr Cat says go to the ER. 2 weeks of misery is enough. That is what we are there for."

Well said, and thanks. All the Docs I spoke with told me I made the right decision to go to the ER and totally relieved me of any guilt I might have felt.

Posted by: RM at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (U3LtS)

363 The Accosta thing isn't worth stressing over. BFD. Let the guy ask one question, he asks and no follow up. If he continues to preen Trump/Sanders should just point to another and say: Speak up Jake, we can't give the microphone, Jim still has it.


The election was not great, but taking the long view, it was better. It is already causing Pelosi to sputter even more. And to assume that there's not going to be blowback for either not voting for her or voting for her after stating you wouldn't and then following her agenda will prove to be a good thing for the Rs.


Trump's 2020 run will fuel turnout and in doing so, down vote balloting for Rs. We have seen the true colors of many a "conservative" the last two years and this is a good thing.


Finally, let Cocaine Mitch do his thing regarding judges. Not casting negative, but hopefully he gets another SC appointment and the filling of lower courts will continue apace. Thank you Harry Reid !!

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (q1VoB)

364 536 AD,yeah,I was displeased.
God

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (BXMxN)

365 Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (U5tDi)

Make 'em submit their questions on an index card and draw 'em from a hat.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (cxHbL)

366 I have Lanny Davis eyes.

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (vtcmf)

367 Trump is too smart, not to have a shadow team to combat the fraud for 2020.

I would love to see the evidence for this assertion about his keen focus on voter fraud. Just one piece, and don't point to the sham, hastily abandoned commission Pence led for what, a week?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (39g3+)

368 why I think she wins. She's an economic illiterate, but that's not what matters. She's effective at changing the subject -- usually to her race and gender

++++

There are 4-5 exactly like her. Should do a modified NPC meme...

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (z2W2E)

369 536AD was the start of 18 months of solid darkness caused by a mysterious fog
Harvard professor believes this is the worst year in the entirety of human history
Triggered a century of famine, crop failure, cold weather, disease and death


Srsly? A hundred years of famine, crop failure, cold weather, disease and death?

There would have been no one left.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (9vbJt)

370 279 264. That was Myrna Loy. Reed was smoking in Here From Eternity.
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:52 AM (HrSJb)

No, Myrna Loy was in all the Thin Man movies because she was Nora Charles. The one I'm talking about was the fourth Thin Man movie (I was wrong before) Shadow of the Thin Man. Donna Reed was in that and was hot but clean. Too bad she was a lefty but I will just pretend I didn't know that.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (RD7QR)

371 At least Fox News was exposed for being Dem lite on the Acosta saga.

Trump has done a great job of taking away the Media's cover

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (HrSJb)

372 i'm surprised any republican got on a ballot in cali. not surprised they lost. cali is the model the rest of the u.s. will follow.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (KP5rU)

373 The Accosta thing isn't worth stressing over. BFD. Let the guy ask one question, he asks and no follow up.

That's how we got to this place to begin with, he wouldn't give up the mic and kept grandstanding.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (39g3+)

374 >>Trump is a master beyond anything. Luckily he's on our side. Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (F5cXa)

Just for covfefe, he should change parties next spring and run as the Democratic incumbent.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 12:08 PM (Bdeb0)

375 Judge Kelly?
Doesn't sound Hawaiian.

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:08 PM (HgMAr)

376 370. My bad. Thanks

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:08 PM (HrSJb)

377 Maybe it's "Kelly-ikimaka".

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:08 PM (HgMAr)

378 So tomorrow, if Jim Acosta goes out and punches out a woman, they have to let him in?

I've wondered about that - if Jim Acosta has a Constitutional right to a White House press pass, why don't I? Why does he have a greater right to a press pass than I do?

Much as the press hates it, there is nothing in the Constitution that enshrines the press as the "Fourth Estate", with rights and privileges greater than those afforded to ordinary citizens,

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 16, 2018 12:09 PM (I2/tG)

379 On a bright Hawaiian Kwanzaa day!

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 12:10 PM (vtcmf)

380 375. Federalist Society recommended Kelly to the White House, but his 97-0 Vote in the senate, should have been a warning.

Only good Judges for the Right, are ones that have at least 40 votes against.

This clown in Maine, was a Voice Vote

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:10 PM (HrSJb)

381 She's an economic illiterate, but that's not what matters. She's effective at changing the subject -- usually to her race and gender

Yeah but she only won because she was young and her constituents are as economically illiterate as she is. They didn't notice how stupid and wrong her answers were, because they don't know any better.

And she does NOT change the subject well, she answers even the easiest softball questions like a 7 year old with a subnormal IQ. "How will you fund this?" "Just pay for it! *giggle, twirl hair around finger*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (39g3+)

382 Whoever recommended that this judge be appointed should be ignored from here on out, and fired if possible.

Posted by: gm at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (/LIOp)

383 That's how we got to this place to begin with, he wouldn't give up the mic and kept grandstanding.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (39g3+)
...........

That's why Trump needs a Megaphone.

*click* THAT'S ENOUGH *click*
*click* SIT DOWN *click*

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (HgMAr)

384 i comment here occasionally, where's my fuckin press pass? this place is as legit as cnn.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (KP5rU)

385 D.C circuit packed with obama lefties, so SCOTUS only avenue

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (HrSJb)

386 I've wondered about that - if Jim Acosta has a Constitutional right to a White House press pass, why don't I? Why does he have a greater right to a press pass than I do?

Much as the press hates it, there is nothing in the Constitution that enshrines the press as the "Fourth Estate", with rights and privileges greater than those afforded to ordinary citizens,
Posted by: The ARC of History at November 16, 2018 12:09 PM (I2/tG)

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

It's being framed as if all of CNN was blocked from the pressers for a reason. They weren't, just Jimmy.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (ffYR/)

387 Re: Acosta
Is there any particular reason why, after being told to reinstate Acosta's press pass, the White House even needs to bother calling another press conference? If I were Trump I'd simply suspend the practice indefinitely. If not, I'd simply never call on Acosta again.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (t41dG)

388 Anonosaurus Wrecks

I read that! It's awesome that they (finally) proved David "Catastrophe" Keys right. Although Keys didn't know about the Icelandic volcanoes so went afield to Indonesia and Krakatoa. (He'd trusted the Java annals.)

Elsewhere the Late Antique Ice Age seems to be constrained to the first few generations after 536. The weather was better by 595ish. I'll have a comment on that during the Book Thread.

Baillie's comet / asteroid hypothesis seems dead now.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (ykYG2)

389 So, the FDA banned Menthols, and is steadily inching towards banning vaping.

But yet everybody's getting how amazing weed is shoved down their throats.

There's an endgame here, I'm just not sure what it is.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (UnA8+)

390 Can a judge compel the President to do anything?

The press passes are a courtesy and a privilege to the press. They're not MANDATORY, nor is there a Constitutional requirement for The White House to have pressers.

The President can revoke the pass of whomever he wants, any time he wants.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (F4u7C)

391 Srsly? A hundred years of famine, crop failure, cold weather, disease and death?



There would have been no one left.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (9vbJt)


There were no vegetarians.
Signed,
The "meat" eaters.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (q1VoB)

392 536AD was the start of 18 months of solid darkness caused by a mysterious fog
Harvard professor believes this is the worst year in the entirety of human history
Triggered a century of famine, crop failure, cold weather, disease and death

--

That's only because scientists haven't been able to fully understand the scope of the damage that Trump's election caused.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (KUaJL)

393 This is because the insane Left thinks that Portland is a beacon and example to the world, and is one of the world's most important cities. Really.

Beacon, warning, what's in a word?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (VP1E6)

394 382. Don McGahan, who is already gone.

God, I hope Kav is not deep state

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (HrSJb)

395 I've wondered about that - if Jim Acosta has a Constitutional right to a White House press pass, why don't I? Why does he have a greater right to a press pass than I do?

Apparently its not about his right to be there, but his alleged right to due process before being removed. The judge didn't say they had to let him in because of freedom of speech, he said that they can't kick any of the ones they let in out, without some procedure and advance word. Which is patently ridiculous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (39g3+)

396 Federalist Society recommended him? Figures. I knew there was a reason I never joined that bunch of pussies. Other than trying to stay out of the gulags when the socialists start looking for people to round up that is.

Posted by: gm at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (/LIOp)

397 But only if they preface the announcement to this change with a statement to the effect that the Acosta brouhaha has made them realize that the whole press conference thing is really inefficient, so here's our new procedure, thanks to Jim Acosta.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (U5tDi)


I like it.

I wouldn't be surprised if most WH reporters dislike Acosta, anyway.

From what I've seen, most of the WH press corp are reasonably well-behaved, even though they clearly don't like Trump. It's only a few bad actors like Acosta and that insufferable tw*t April Ryan that turn press briefings into clown shows.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (DKEDx)

398 385
D.C circuit packed with obama lefties, so SCOTUS only avenue


Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (HrSJb)


Yup. That's why Harry Reid did, what he did.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (q1VoB)

399
did The traitor Judge Kelly, say that We can shut down the presser if Acosta gets out of hand again?


Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (HrSJb)

If I was the President, I would not be holding any press conferences until this order is rescinded. NOBODY has a due process right to entrance to the White House.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (F/KeJ)

400 >>>337

What bothers me is that I _KNOW_ what they're doing, but I'm too stupid to be able to turn it back around on them.

And I may be the only member of the horde willing to admit that I am legit stupid.

Not "Stupid compared to a genius-level physicist", but "of well below-average intelligence".
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (UnA8+)
_________
Hi how to flip it? Here's how, in response to her "muh rent iz too high"

Reply:
"We all agree that living expenses are too high & the people deserve having that perspective represented in Congress. I herby offer to pay Ms.OC's rent for her in the hopes that next time plans better b/c the people deserve reps who prepare for their jobs and do their homework, rather than 'the dog ate it' excuses"

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (F5cXa)

401 Much as the press hates it, there is nothing in the Constitution that enshrines the press as the "Fourth Estate", with rights and privileges greater than those afforded to ordinary citizens,

-------

The Constitution hasn't meant anything in quite some time.

We need to stop whining about that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (AzW6q)

402 Personally, I like that this crazy-eyed, horse toothed socialist is the new face of the Democrat party. She and Nancy Pelosi are the perfect faces of the Dems.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (2sCft)

403 >>That's how we got to this place to begin with, he wouldn't give up the mic and kept grandstanding.

Then don't let him ask questions. There are 100 reporters in the room during these pressers. No law that says Jim Acosta gets a question. Call on someone else until he agrees to act like a grownup.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (/tuJf)

404 "Get him in. I have seen elderly with abdominal disasters hiding within normal vitals and "looking ok". And I am willing to bet he is downplaying how much pain he is in."

Second this as a patient. I'm not elderly but they initially tried to bomb me with antibiotics rather than operating immediately, at least in part because I looked ok and was very alert and responsive.

Posted by: RM at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (U3LtS)

405 That's why Trump needs a Megaphone.

*click* THAT'S ENOUGH *click*
*click* SIT DOWN *click*

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (HgMAr)

He needs a couple bouncers.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (cxHbL)

406 So, the FDA banned Menthols, and is steadily inching towards banning vaping.

But yet everybody's getting how amazing weed is shoved down their throats.

There's an endgame here, I'm just not sure what it is.
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (UnA8+)


A high society is easier to impose your will upon.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (F4u7C)

407 I still find this Ocasio Cortez broad sexy. And the more dumb shit she says, the better. None of your mockery can dissuade me!

Posted by: wooga at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (clOFZ)

408 God, I hope Kav is not deep state
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (HrSJb)

-------

Me too, but he almost certainly is.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (AzW6q)

409 That's how we got to this place to begin with, he wouldn't give up the mic and kept grandstanding.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:07 PM (39g3+)


I understand. But now EVERYONE knows what a douchebag he is. Just go around him or have Trump give him the "King of Morroco stare."

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (q1VoB)

410 O'Crazy-Eyes is being coached on all that by Robert Cialdini, the behavioral psychologist who advised Obama in 2008 and 2012. He literally wrote the books on rhetoric and persuasion "Influence" and "Pre-suasion"
---------------------------------------
It doesn't matter.
Obama had IT. She can improve her presentation somewhat but she doesn't have IT and never will.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (Rxduq)

411 rickb223 : and you'd be right, because the LAIA was more like a Late Antique Little Ice Age. It didn't go on for a century.

The bad shit was mostly brought on during the 600s by the arrogant Persians reconquering Syria and Egypt, without securing Armenia in the meantime. But at least we got Islam out of it. Which is nice

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (ykYG2)

412 The demographics are being controlled by a generation that really believes that "fair" is more important than freedom. How to fix?????

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (ffWPP)

413 "Scientists" Predict Amazon's HQ2 Site in Long Island City, NY to Be Flooded by Sea Level Rise by 2020 or 2030 or 2050 or 2100!!!

Posted by: SMOD at November 16, 2018 12:15 PM (lZ0Jc)

414 So, the FDA banned Menthols, and is steadily inching towards banning vaping.

To the best of my knowledge, they aren't banned yet, but probably will be. In direct violation of the US Constitution.

Then don't let him ask questions. There are 100 reporters in the room during these pressers.

If he'll wrestle a young woman for a mic then get a judge to force the White House to let him back in, how far do you think he'll go to get a question asked now?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:15 PM (39g3+)

415 And I may be the only member of the horde willing to admit that I am legit stupid.

Not "Stupid compared to a genius-level physicist", but "of well below-average intelligence".
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (UnA8+)

Cut the crap. You write far too well to be any kind of stupid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:15 PM (fDU8w)

416 361 330 Judge did say the WH didn't have to call on Accost-u... So
Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 12:01 PM (O2RFr)

hehehe....

court ordered embarrassment.

how delightful.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (BRvh1)


"Yes, I'll the question from the guy standing right next to Acosta."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:15 PM (VP1E6)

417 389 So, the FDA banned Menthols, and is steadily inching towards banning vaping.

But yet everybody's getting how amazing weed is shoved down their throats.

There's an endgame here, I'm just not sure what it is.
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (UnA8+)

Jerry Pournelle already envisioned it and it involves keeping everybody stoned and docile. Oh, and tons of election fraud.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:15 PM (RD7QR)

418
The Constitution hasn't meant anything in quite some time.



We need to stop whining about that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (AzW6q)
No. We need to be shouting from the rooftops and we need to be taking back our rights. They are given by God not the stupid government.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 16, 2018 12:16 PM (F/KeJ)

419 I still find this Ocasio Cortez broad sexy.

Is that you, Stevie Wonder?

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 12:16 PM (vtcmf)

420
And she does NOT change the subject well, she answers even the easiest
softball questions like a 7 year old with a subnormal IQ. "How will you
fund this?" "Just pay for it! *giggle, twirl hair around finger*
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She's smart. She knows that's all she has to say. The press won't go any further, and her fans love everything she does. I read them on Twitter, and they LOVED her apartment predicament.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2018 12:16 PM (13CQC)

421 If Michael Avenatti ever takes Alec Baldwin's parking space, let's put THAT on pay per view.

-
Lightweight Championship of the World!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 12:17 PM (+y/Ru)

422 Ace. The Bat-boy Globe. Alex Jones. Mrs. Snook down the street who does her church newsletter. The hobo on the corner with the sign saying "will dance for cigarettes."


You'll need a bigger room --- but it's high time they moved the press out of the WH proper to the Executive Building anyway.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:38 AM (

Coupe has got it right.

Posted by: clutch at November 16, 2018 12:17 PM (Q3GR2)

423 Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, unless the pursuit of happiness involves smoking menthol cigarettes.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:17 PM (H7LIz)

424 412
The demographics are being controlled by a generation that really
believes that "fair" is more important than freedom. How to fix?????

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (ffWPP)


No second cup of Starbucks until everyone has had their first. The old rule: If you didn't bring enough for everyone, you shouldn't have one either.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:18 PM (q1VoB)

425 The hobo on the corner with the sign saying "will dance for cigarettes."

Give me that press pass, Mr President.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 12:18 PM (ykYG2)

426 TAKE the question

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:18 PM (1+J19)

427 >>She's smart. She knows that's all she has to say. The press won't go any further, and her fans love everything she does. I read them on Twitter, and they LOVED her apartment predicament.

If smart is now defined as being able to get the clapping seals on twitter excited we are in deep doo doo.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 12:18 PM (/tuJf)

428 I'm too sexy for my teefs.

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (vtcmf)

429 Lock everyone out except Acosta. The rest of the reporters will have a blanket party for him.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

430 No. We need to be shouting from the rooftops and we need to be taking back our rights. They are given by God not the stupid government.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 16, 2018 12:16 PM (F/KeJ)

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Absolutely in agreement on point two. But in the current state of affairs, the Constitution is completely irrelevant. If we want to change that, it won't be done by bleating about our rights that don't exist in practical reality.

If we want that Constitution to mean something, we'll have to resurrect and enshrine by force.

Shouting won't work, voting won't work, suing won't work. As long as we remain peaceful, we'll remain serfs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (AzW6q)

431 Give Acosta his Press Pass back.

But. Tell him that due to crowding, April Ryan has to sit on his lap.

Posted by: garrett at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (MkS65)

432 The Constitution hasn't meant anything in quite some time.

We need to stop whining about that.


Yeah. I know. There's no point even pretending it has any weight or meaning any longer.

She's smart. She knows that's all she has to say.

This is like the people who insist Joe Biden is an unstoppable political juggernaut. Nothing whatsoever points to her being smart. Zero. She's clever in an animal sort of way, like how a cat can figure out how to open a door, but that doesn't make your kitty smart.

Stupid is as stupid does. She got elected because the people in her district are even dumber than her, not because she's bright at all.

I try to make a distinction between wisdom and intelligence here, because I think it is key: someone can be very smart, but a fool, or very wise, but dumb as a brick. But she's both stupid and foolish.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (39g3+)

433 If you criminalize menthols, only criminals will have menthols.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (H7LIz)

434 nd I may be the only member of the horde willing to admit that I am legit stupid.

Not "Stupid compared to a genius-level physicist", but "of well below-average intelligence".
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (UnA8+)

You have a far too low opinion of yourself, and a far too high opinion of the person of average intelligence.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (KUaJL)

435 Shut down the press portions of the WH and take back the real estate. Make every one of those weak-kneed chuckleheads rue the fact that they did not police Acosta themselves (with pillowcases full of rocks).
And invite OANN to send a correspondent every single day for a one-on-one with POTUS.
Tell the Press Corps that you will reconsider the situation after the case has been fully appealed.
F 'em.

Posted by: VA MKZ at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (YIsx4)

436 Cortez will keep her seat.
As far as she being stupid and inaccurate or her constituency catching on I give you
Shelia Jackson Lee.

Cortez plays her cards right, and she will have quality help, it's hers for life.

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (Cz+xD)

437 I wouldn't be surprised if most WH reporters dislike Acosta, anyway.

From what I've seen, most of the WH press corp are reasonably well-behaved, even though they clearly don't like Trump. It's only a few bad actors like Acosta and that insufferable tw*t April Ryan that turn press briefings into clown shows.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (DKEDx)
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Chris Plante was quoting from an article today saying just that. Not only do most WH reporters not like him, most CNN reporters don't like him. I'll see if I can find the article anywhere. I heard about it before, maybe on Larry O'Connor's show yesterday afternoon. I'll scuttle off to look.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (U5tDi)

438 Then don't let him ask questions. There are 100
reporters in the room during these pressers. No law that says Jim Acosta
gets a question. Call on someone else until he agrees to act like a
grownup.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (/tuJf)


Better yet. Have Trump say: Jim, let's let bygones be bygones. You ask the first question and then I'll move to someone else. Accosta either asks one question and gives up the mic, or Trump says, see, this is the issue.

Turn it around, make Trump look magnanimous and/or Accosta looking like an idiot. It's a win/win opportunity for Trump.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (q1VoB)

439 If he'll wrestle a young woman for a mic then get a judge to force the White House to let him back in, how far do you think he'll go to get a question asked now?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:15 PM (39g3+)


If they let him back in we need a great hulking Navy SEAL to be in charge of the microphone.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (1+J19)

440 The demographics are being controlled by a generation that really believes that "fair" is more important than freedom. How to fix?????

Act of God reducing people to the point where the come to understand that life is not fair and never will be, but it can be free.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)

441 There's an endgame here, I'm just not sure what it is.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (UnA8+)

---

That's a very interesting observation. I'd imagine a stoned society is a much easier society to control overall.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (LX21o)

442 The Constitution hasn't meant anything in quite some time.

We need to stop whining about that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Then we need to stop following it and let Trump do what he wants. Phone and pen.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 12:21 PM (9vbJt)

443 I think the administration ought to start giving out press passes in the form of ball gags.

Posted by: JEM at November 16, 2018 12:21 PM (8erNz)

444 Cortez will eave Congress in four years for a million dollar gig with MSNBC or CNN.

She's not long for government.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:21 PM (H7LIz)

445 427 >>She's smart. She knows that's all she has to say. The press won't go any further, and her fans love everything she does. I read them on Twitter, and they LOVED her apartment predicament.

If smart is now defined as being able to get the clapping seals on twitter excited we are in deep doo doo.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 12:18 PM (/tuJf)

Jack Jack Jack, that ship sailed when people started to say that they got their news from the Daily Show.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:21 PM (RD7QR)

446 If they let him back in we need a great hulking Navy SEAL to be in charge of the microphone.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:20 PM (1+J19)
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And to actually hold it while questions are being asked.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 12:22 PM (U5tDi)

447 If you criminalize menthols, only criminals will have menthols.

Frankly the idea of banning menthol cigarettes is amazing to me, how is the scream of racism not shattering windows from here to Siberia? Menthos are almost exclusively smoked by black people in America. You're banning their smoke of choice specifically???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:22 PM (39g3+)

448
I do anal!

But only in girl-girl scenes. And 27-way midget/zoo animal/industrial machinery gang bangs.

And for very wealthy donors.

And my Soros Case Officer.

Free shit for everybody, Middle Class Whitey is payin!

Posted by: Little Lupe Occupied-Cervix at November 16, 2018 12:22 PM (UFLLM)

449
If smart is now defined as being able to get the clapping seals on twitter excited we are in deep doo doo.
----------------
What, we're not?
We're quibbling. I think a slackass know-nothing who can game the system like she does is smart in some sense. Watch her. She'll be worshiped by lefties for decades to come and she'll keep that seat as long as she wants it (barring that redistricting thing).

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2018 12:22 PM (13CQC)

450 442 The Constitution hasn't meant anything in quite some time.

We need to stop whining about that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Then we need to stop following it and let Trump do what he wants. Phone and pen.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 12:21 PM (9vbJt)

How about helicopter and gravity?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:22 PM (RD7QR)

451 I may be the only member of the horde willing to admit that I am legit stupid.

Not "Stupid compared to a genius-level physicist", but "of well below-average intelligence".

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (UnA8+)

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Ah, but you tell on yourself when you do that. I don't remember the name of the term, but there's some five dollar phrase describing how dumb people think they're the smartest ones anywhere they go, and bright people always feel like they're going to get found out and exposed as the idiots they are.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 12:22 PM (LX21o)

452 i'm surprised any republican got on a ballot in cali. not surprised they lost. cali is the model the rest of the u.s. will follow.

The Morning Report yesterday linked to an article where a moderate announced that he was going to run against a hard-left candidate for Seattle City Council.

A deluge of threats on social media followed, targeting the guy, his family, and specifically his young children, naming the school that they go to.

He has since withdrawn from the race.

The left-wing weekly paper in Seattle wrote an article about this, and a number of commenters were completely unrepentant about what happened to the guy - if a candidate isn't a left-wing "progressive", any tactics used to drive him out of the race are justified.

Welcome to the New World...

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 16, 2018 12:22 PM (I2/tG)

453 Graham 2.0 as the head of the judiciary committee might be very entertaining.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 12:23 PM (a0IVu)

454 Did Alexandra O-C really say that we should be like Venezuala?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:23 PM (AllCR)

455 Screw Acosta. The White House Press briefing room is full of reporters not named Jim Acosta. The "Press" has access to the White House. CNN and Jim Acosta are not "The Press", they are but a small component of it. The news of the day will get out without him being there.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 16, 2018 12:23 PM (p0nVR)

456 378

I've wondered about that - if Jim Acosta has a Constitutional right to a White House press pass, why don't I? Why does he have a greater right to a press pass than I do?

Much as the press hates it, there is nothing in the Constitution that enshrines the press as the "Fourth Estate", with rights and privileges greater than those afforded to ordinary citizens,
Posted by: The ARC of History at November 16, 2018 12:09 PM (I2/tG)
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THIS is what is at stake, whether or not we have an official priesthood with special privileges.

BTW, "the press" actually includes EVERYONE who writes/broadcasts. But these holy privileges will only be given to Big Fat Corporate Media, to the priests that THEY accept. Ace need not apply.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 12:23 PM (Rxduq)

457 Then we need to stop following it and let Trump do what he wants. Phone and pen.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 12:21 PM (9vbJt)

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That would be a good Step 1. But I don't think he's the man for that. Not a criticism, but I think he's the last man from an old order.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:23 PM (AzW6q)

458 So the idiot left wing gov in nj said the storm and traffic were the forcaasters fault and decommie says:

De Blasio says bad luck turned snowstorm into hell for NYC

The Buck stops there and there and there but never here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 12:23 PM (m8J9w)

459 Chris, you're right. At the same time, that is their justification for banning them. The anti-tobacco people have been saying that companies target black people for menthol sales -- exploiting their weakness to the menthol flavor. I kid you not.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:24 PM (H7LIz)

460 I wouldn't let Ace in my house.

Not without a Deposit.

Posted by: garrett at November 16, 2018 12:24 PM (MkS65)

461 I saw those three guys in "Village of the Damned."

Posted by: Caliban at November 16, 2018 12:24 PM (QE8X6)

462 Apparently its not about his right to be there, but his alleged right to due process before being removed. The judge didn't say they had to let him in because of freedom of speech, he said that they can't kick any of the ones they let in out, without some procedure and advance word. Which is patently ridiculous.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:12 PM (39g3+)

Hmmm... the have President Trump sign an Executive order barring Acosta from the White House grounds, for being rude.

Due process... check.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 12:24 PM (NgKpN)

463 >>>Cortez will eave Congress in four years for a million dollar gig with MSNBC or CNN.

She's not long for government.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:21 PM (H7LIz)



She's too stupid for prime time. She's not too stupid for congress.

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (Cz+xD)

464 I was lying down a while ago (back is killing me again) and channel surfing.

CNN had Axelrod on to comment about Mr. Kellyanne Conway's calling the Trump administration a "dumpster fire."

Axelrod said, "I admire him for being a conservative and speaking out about the WH."

No. Words.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (ptqGC)

465 Not a criticism, but I think he's the last man from an old order.

Yep. He's the end of the line, they don't make guys like that any more. Not that he's some paragon, but that he's a man from a past generation, with their worldview and perspective on the world. From now on its people younger than Obama and God help us all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (39g3+)

466 >>Jack Jack Jack, that ship sailed when people started to say that they got their news from the Daily Show.

But that's an argument for OC being queen of the pigs, not that she is smart.

In my opinion the core of our problems are that our society has been dumbed down by our public schools and our idiot loving culture for generations and we now have an electorate that is comprised of a good number of people operating on a 4th grade level of understanding of history, civics, economics and pretty much everything else save for popular culture.

Donkey teeth may be a perfect exemplar of this part of our population but that doesn't mean she is smart.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (/tuJf)

467 There are certain districts where Democrats of the appropriate ethnic background for the constituency basically become a mildew, they're permanently embedded in the furniture so long as they don't develop greater ambitions.

Hyphenated-Idiot has probably latched on to one of those.

Posted by: JEM at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (8erNz)

468 I'm at the point where I wouldn't mind if we made Trump king. At least he and his kids actually like America.

Posted by: Someguy at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (qt8Bt)

469 Judge "forcing" Trump to let Jimmy back in might be a blessing in disguise.

Let him him. Let him continue making an ass of himself. Let him continue discrediting every single issue he rattles on about.

Let him continue alienating the rest of his profession. Let him continue making Trump and Sanders look like the frustrated adults in the room.

I mean, outside of being infuriating, what real "damage" as Acosta ever done as a journalist? He's merely a lightning rod for asininity. Let him continue to serve that purpose.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (BRvh1)

470 He needs a couple bouncers.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (cxHbL)
...........

maybe Matthew Whitaker, he's pretty imposing.

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (HgMAr)

471 So, boys and girls:

1. Constitutional right to a White House press pass. Check.

2. No Constitutional right smoke the tobacco of your choice. *Sad trombone*

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (H7LIz)

472 400 "We all agree that living expenses are too high & the people deserve having that perspective represented in Congress. I herby offer to pay Ms.OC's rent for her in the hopes that next time plans better b/c the people deserve reps who prepare for their jobs and do their homework, rather than 'the dog ate it' excuses"

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 12:13 PM (F5cXa)


I mean in general, when they go straight to Victimhood Greivances and "YOUR SOURCES ARE INVALID!" and all of that.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (UnA8+)

473 Probably a meteor or a volcano somewhere. When Krakatoa blew itself to oblivion, the whole world had no summer.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (39g3+)

The story attributes it to a volcano in Iceland. I am a little skeptical of that, since Iceland is part of the mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is a spreading center, and the basaltic magma there does not usually cause explosive eruptions. Those usually occur on destructive plate boundaries, where water-laden sediments get subducted beneath other crustal plates. e.g. Indonesia, the Philippines, Cascade Mountains...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (fDU8w)

474

If they let him back in we need a great hulking Navy SEAL to be in charge of the microphone.

In Accost-her's original escapade, PDT gave "The Look" to someone when AJ wouldn't shut up, and sat down immediately. I'm fairly certain there were a couple of large, burly Secret Service agents with no discernible sense of humor walking towards him.
I would've loved to have seen AJ removed from the room.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (HaL55)

475 Cortez will eave Congress in four years for a million dollar gig with MSNBC or CNN.

I expect to die of old age with her still in that seat. I mean the reason she won is because the last guy was so secure and certain in winning he didn't even bother campaigning. That's how her district is, its absolute. Once you're in, you only have to put in the minimum effort.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:27 PM (39g3+)

476 There's an endgame here, I'm just not sure what it is.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:11 PM (UnA8+)


I wouldn't impute any Grand Plan to the Left. I think it's possible to account for the observations by attributing banning stuff to assuage the Left's fetish for controlling people, and pushing pot as a way of gaining popularity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:27 PM (cfSLd)

477 468 I'm at the point where I wouldn't mind if we made Trump king. At least he and his kids actually like America.
Posted by: Someguy at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (qt8Bt)

Heh, i'm only like 90% kidding when I say, hey, if the Republic is fated to die anyway, might as well let a guy like Trump put on the epaulets and fake medals than someone like Schumer or Hillary.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:27 PM (BRvh1)

478 If smart is now defined as being able to get the clapping seals on twitter excited we are in deep doo doo.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 12:18 PM (/tuJf)

Jack Jack Jack, that ship sailed when people started to say that they got their news from the Daily Show.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses


It's Idiocracy. It's here. And it's a stupid time to be alive. Some people eat it up with a spoon.

I don't feel so much like giving up, but it's just a big mess and it's not going to get better. We aren't going to vote our way out of this.

The culture is rotten to the core. It is so pervasive, we can't stop the smelly rancid flood of it everywhere.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 12:27 PM (vcOmj)

479 471 So, boys and girls:

1. Constitutional right to a White House press pass. Check.

2. No Constitutional right smoke the tobacco of your choice. *Sad trombone*
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (H7LIz)

It's like a form of judicial trolling, isn't it?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:27 PM (RD7QR)

480 In Accost-her's original escapade, PDT gave "The
Look" to someone when AJ wouldn't shut up, and sat down immediately. I'm
fairly certain there were a couple of large, burly Secret Service
agents with no discernible sense of humor walking towards him.
I would've loved to have seen AJ removed from the room.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:26 PM (HaL55)


Hauled out by the collar of his jacket, kicking a squealing like a little girl.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2018 12:28 PM (ptqGC)

481 JJ needs to be accredited to the White House Press Bukkake Pool.

Posted by: JEM at November 16, 2018 12:28 PM (8erNz)

482 Put him in a separate room with a camera, tv and no mike

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 12:28 PM (9GgkI)

483 Speaker Cavil would refuse to seat any of these California "winners" with hinky crap going on like this.

"Due to the extremely irregular manner in which these individuals were deemed to have won, it is the belief of the Speaker that the people of California had their right to elect a representative of their choosing violated, and thus the state of California has denied them their right to a republican form of government as guaranteed under Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution. We are examining the possibility of refusing to seat ANY Representative from that state until such time as this right can be shown beyond any reasonable doubt to have been properly guaranteed and respected."

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 16, 2018 12:28 PM (AM1GF)

484
Take 10 seats out of the press briefing room for every day that Acosta is allowed to remain. Whisper the reason in some friendly reporters ear.

Acosta will get shiv'd at warp speed.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 12:29 PM (e7O7B)

485 pushing pot as a way of gaining popularity.

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That's the one.

They want to repeat what they did in CO. That more than anything what was flipped us from Red to Blue. But they're not comprehending that that was a feature of migration - permanent pot tourism. If applied to the whole country it won't matter. But Lefties don't do so good at the maths.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:29 PM (AzW6q)

486 The story attributes it to a volcano in Iceland. I am a little skeptical of that, since Iceland is part of the mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is a spreading center, and the basaltic magma there does not usually cause explosive eruptions.


Iceland blew up a few years ago and the ash halted all air traffic in Europe for a week.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 12:29 PM (fuK7c)

487 468 I'm at the point where I wouldn't mind if we made Trump king. At least he and his kids actually like America.
Posted by: Someguy at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (qt8Bt)


I'm re-reading Tacitus right now, and wondered if we're at the cusp of American Republic --> American Empire.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:29 PM (cfSLd)

488 O'Crazy-Eyes is being coached on all that by Robert Cialdini, the behavioral psychologist who advised Obama in 2008 and 2012. He literally wrote the books on rhetoric and persuasion "Influence" and "Pre-suasion"

Unfortunately, he's filthy socialist
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 11:51 AM (F5cXa)


These things are only effective if people are too stupid to see through them, which tragically most are. A little training in middle school on informal logical fallacies could serve as an inoculation to this bullshit.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 12:29 PM (/qEW2)

489 It's Idiocracy. It's here. And it's a stupid time to be alive. Some people eat it up with a spoon.



I don't feel so much like giving up, but it's just a big mess and
it's not going to get better. We aren't going to vote our way out of
this.



The culture is rotten to the core. It is so pervasive, we can't stop the smelly rancid flood of it everywhere.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 12:27 PM (vcOmj)


Well, then get off the boat. You obviously ain't rowing.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:29 PM (q1VoB)

490 BTW, "the press" actually includes EVERYONE who writes/broadcasts. But these holy privileges will only be given to Big Fat Corporate Media, to the priests that THEY accept. Ace need not apply.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 12:23 PM (Rxduq)

Speaking of, does not the press corps have some kind of process by which they select who goes to the WH ? or am I thinking of something else, like when they select "the dean of the press cops" ?

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 12:29 PM (bUjCl)

491 Heh, i'm only like 90% kidding when I say, hey, if the Republic is fated to die anyway, might as well let a guy like Trump put on the epaulets and fake medals than someone like Schumer or Hillary.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


It would likely end up being a big bloodbath, mainly yours and my blood, and those like us.

Will America die with a bang or a whimper? Likely a whimper.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (vcOmj)

492
Do not return Acosta's pass
Do not issue a new one.
Out. Done. Finished.

How many divisions does that judge have?

Failing in that, regilar citizens flood the zone to demand our press passes.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (pNxlR)

493 If you criminalize menthols, only criminals will have menthols.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 12:19 PM (H7LIz)
.............

Aw shit.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro - AA, BFD at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (HgMAr)

494 The Accosta thing isn't worth stressing over. BFD. Let the guy ask one question, he asks and no follow up. If he continues to preen Trump/Sanders should just point to another and say: Speak up Jake, we can't give the microphone, Jim still has it.


Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 16, 2018 12:06 PM (q1VoB)

Trick microphone. A wireless mike that works in the usual way. But can remotely controlled to dump the juice from its on-board battery into a heating element built into the handle. In a few seconds, it becomes too hot to touch. Would make for hilarious video.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (fDU8w)

495 I mean in general, when they go straight to Victimhood Greivances and "YOUR SOURCES ARE INVALID!" and all of that.

Yeah I just had that happen, my last attempt on Twitter to engage a fool.

This guy posted how America is the most violent nation on earth and guns and all. He had sycophants chanting yes, yes! (all from Australia). I pointed out with data and charts how utterly absurd and totally without merit any of that was and the response was... YOUR DATA IS FROM A SOURCE I DON'T LIKE SO YOU LIE

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (39g3+)

496 I still find this Ocasio Cortez broad sexy.

Is that you, Stevie Wonder?

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LOL !

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (bUjCl)

497 https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Late_Antique_Little_Ice_Age

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (Cz+xD)

498 Heh, i'm only like 90% kidding when I say, hey, if the Republic is fated to die anyway, might as well let a guy like Trump put on the epaulets and fake medals than someone like Schumer or Hillary.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:27 PM (BRvh1)

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At least with a right-wing dictator, he might stand down like Pinochet or Rawlings and restore freedom at some point. Left-wing ones never do that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:31 PM (AzW6q)

499 I expect to die of old age with her still in that seat.
_______________________________________

When you die, we'll make sure you vote for her.

Posted by: The Democrat Party at November 16, 2018 12:31 PM (H7LIz)

500 We lost 4 House races in California, were GOP had leads on election Day. Where is the Justice Department?
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 11:59 AM (HrSJb)


Mueller.... Mueller... ???

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:00 PM (ffWPP)
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George Conway is a complete ass and what he is doing is absolutely despicable. He shows zero respect for his wife. What kind of husband would do this to his wife?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 12:32 PM (hECVl)

501 I believe that in short, the so-called "American Experiment" was an attempt to determine if a nation could exist without a peasantry.

It appears the results of the experiment are that no, a nation cannot exist without a peasantry.

If you attempt to abolish the conditions requiring peasantry, the peasants will spontaneously create those conditions themselves.

I'm beginning to believe that Plato was correct (the bastard), and Aristocracy is inevitable.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:32 PM (BRvh1)

502 Let the kool kids with de press passes submit their statements, um their questions in writing. Hold the presser in the exec office building, answer a few and call it a day. Give 1 hour notice of day's presser. That is all.

Posted by: john doe at November 16, 2018 12:33 PM (WX+x0)

503
I'm re-reading Tacitus right now, and wondered if we're at the cusp of American Republic --> American Empire.

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The point of our Republic is to preserve our God given rights - democracy is a means not an end. If the government fails to do so you are not only empowered but obligated to remove it...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 16, 2018 12:33 PM (+DkQm)

504 Where's Sherman?

Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2018 12:33 PM (RuIsu)

505 "And predictably the nationalists are up in arms "

-- Jonah Goldberg sometime later today.

Wow this is so much fun playing pirate canivaral ship mate boy,.. I forgot

Posted by: Jack Dorsey at November 16, 2018 12:33 PM (Tr9jL)

506 If I were Trump, I'd ignore Acosta completely and never call on him.

Or I'd call on him and ask what a baby-man/beta male who yanks a mic out of a young woman's hand could possibly have to say that would be relevant and mature

Posted by: Marybeth at November 16, 2018 12:34 PM (CmURZ)

507 I was lying down a while ago (back is killing me again) and channel surfing.

CNN had Axelrod on to comment about Mr. Kellyanne Conway's calling the Trump administration a "dumpster fire."

Axelrod said, "I admire him for being a conservative and speaking out about the WH."

No. Words.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2018 12:25 PM (ptqGC)
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Sorry kraken. Meant to reply to Jane's post.

George Conway is a complete ass and what he is doing is absolutely despicable. He shows zero respect for his wife. What kind of husband would do this to his wife?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 12:34 PM (hECVl)

508 495 YOUR DATA IS FROM A SOURCE I DON'T LIKE SO YOU LIE

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:30 PM (39g3+)


That's their "Get out of Jail, Free" card anymore.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:34 PM (UnA8+)

509 Fire K. Conway now because she is married to a fat bitch.

Posted by: john doe at November 16, 2018 12:34 PM (WX+x0)

510 I vaguely remember a story about Bogart being pissed at John Wayne for supporting HUAC and was going to confront him until someone pointed out to the shrimp the size difference between him and Wayne

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (OLCnA)

511 What is all this talk about ending pheasantries?

I like pheasants.

I think there should be more.

Posted by: Emily Litella at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (H7LIz)

512 Official:

Graham to take over Senate Judiciary Committee.

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (HrSJb)

513 I'm re-reading Tacitus right now, and wondered if we're at the cusp of American Republic --> American Empire.

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Good ol' Tacitus. I need to re-read that too. hanks for the reminder.

And we're on the cusp of... something.

If they prevail, it's a Marxist dictatorship.

If we do, it could be Empire, or it could be that we eliminate the Left and restore a republican form of government.

But whatever this is will not continue.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (AzW6q)

514 OMuse, I can't find whatever article Chris Plante was quoting, but the article said that WH reporters were secretly glad Acosta's pass was yanked, even the CNN people don't like him, and one quote in particular was something along the lines of "a WH correspondent from a major news organization (not Fox News) said" something or other. But I remember the "not Fox News" as being part of the quote.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (U5tDi)

515 It occurs to me this morning that a total lack of hope can be just as dangerous as being overly hopeful.

Sometimes you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back in the game (a cliche, I know)

Posted by: Max Power at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (q177U)

516 >>>This is true about Ocasio-Cortez. The girl has a way with words. She's fearless about using gotchas, changing the subject, ad hominem attacks, and playing the race/gender card.

Not really. She knows she'd look like an idiot compared to an informed conservative. That's why she tucked her tail between her legs when Shapiro challenged her to a debate, and made the inane comment that merely challenging her was like a catcall.

You can get away with saying lots of stupid shite if you engage in monologue uncontested. It's like Kristol and Boot tweeting away nonsense. Most people are too stupid to notice the flaws that occur to us instantaneously.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (/qEW2)

517 Bogart smoked 5 packs a day. Died young

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (HrSJb)

518 The point of our Republic is to preserve our God given rights - democracy is a means not an end. If the government fails to do so you are not only empowered but obligated to remove it...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 16, 2018 12:33 PM (+DkQm)

When half a nation has been bred and raised to believe that privileges are rights and rights are privileges, then the very idea of a government defending "rights" devolves right back down into a plain old Vae Victis scenario, just like the entire rest of human history.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (BRvh1)

519 Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC
14m
If I am fortunate enough to be selected by my colleagues to serve as Chairman, I will push for the appointment and Senate confirmation of highly qualified conservative judges to the federal bench and aggressive oversight of the Department of Justice and FBI.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (BqBId)

520 One of those brothers sure got "shorted".



Get it?

Come to think of it, the milkman was short....

Posted by: Paladin at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (Jn+FC)

521 407
I still find this Ocasio Cortez broad sexy. And the more dumb shit she says, the better. None of your mockery can dissuade me!

Posted by: wooga at November 16, 2018 12:14 PM (clOFZ)
.........

a paper bag will cost you 25 cents

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (HgMAr)

522 >>What is all this talk about ending pheasantries?

>I like pheasants.




Let's not get cocky.

Posted by: garrett at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (MkS65)

523 4 man, we lost another CA. race.. The South Korean woman who was leading... Until now
Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

__________________

In hindsight, it's fairly obvious why Pelosi was saying there is a 100% chance the Democrats will take the house. They picked out some races across the country and pulled some shady things...but regardless, they could make up the difference in California and no one can touch them on those races regardless of what they pull.

Posted by: Orson at November 16, 2018 12:36 PM (MDqfa)

524 509. She was loyal to Trump, when he had few allies

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (HrSJb)

525 512 Official:

Graham to take over Senate Judiciary Committee.
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (HrSJb)

Let's hope it's the newly entesticled Graham, now with Trump-Fu Grip(TM), and not the old, feeble, nutless Graham.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (RD7QR)

526 That's why she tucked her tail between her legs
_______________________________________

She's a tucker?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (H7LIz)

527

Iceland blew up a few years ago and the ash halted all air traffic in Europe for a week.

Yeah, volcanic ash tends to be just a tad ablative to jet engine vanes.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (HaL55)

528 It's Idiocracy. It's here. And it's a stupid time to be alive. Some people eat it up with a spoon.

It's a problem with the democratization of public discourse. At one time, public discourse was largely the province of educated and accomplished men, such as the Founding Fathers, with others being marginalized, but now every guttersnipe and nitwit gets his say.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (xSo9G)

529 So the Speaker and Minority leader are from Marxist Shithole California

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (HrSJb)

530 Bogart smoked 5 packs a day. Died young

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Banged Lauren Bacall.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (+y/Ru)

531 I like pheasants.


Pheasants are not native to North America. They are from China. Like European (spit) brown trout, they were planted here to make it easier for sportsmen to catch things.

Pheasants and brown trout are communist.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (fuK7c)

532 Occasional-Fiasco's face is something out of my nightmares.

Posted by: Smoked Surfperch, Inhaling an Unhealthy Amount of the Oaken Goodness at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (gh7cp)

533 The reason Socrates argued that republics inevitably collapse into tyranny is pretty simple: people are innately corrupt and weak, so they will eventually vote themselves more and more protection and goodies until they vote away all their power and liberty.

Every republic dies the same way. It just used to take a hell of a lot longer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (39g3+)

534 525 512 Official:

Graham to take over Senate Judiciary Committee.
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (HrSJb)

Let's hope it's the newly entesticled Graham, now with Trump-Fu Grip(TM), and not the old, feeble, nutless Graham.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (RD7QR)


You just know that Romney's going to attempt to become his new puppetmaster.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (UnA8+)

535 Pheasants and brown trout are communist.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (fuK7c)

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They are also delicious.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (8XRCm)

536

I'm a plucky game-cock!

Posted by: Little Lupe Occupied-Cervix at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (UFLLM)

537 The reason Socrates argued that republics inevitably collapse into tyranny is pretty simple: people are innately corrupt and weak, so they will eventually vote themselves more and more protection and goodies until they vote away all their power and liberty.

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And it's why we needed to keep a property requirement on voting. Land-ownership is an antiquated standard, but I'de settle for net-taxpayers only.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (AzW6q)

538 525. Agreed. But Graham has always been good on Judges, never wavered. It is the amnesty and foreign policy crap.

He will not have time now to be a maverick

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (HrSJb)

539 >>Pheasants are not native to North America. They are from China.


Old Timers up here actually call'em 'Chinks'.

And Brown Trout are superior.

Fuck those gay Cutthroat.

Posted by: garrett at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (MkS65)

540 Bogart smoked 5 packs a day.
............

Don't pass that dude the spliff, man.

Posted by: wth at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (HgMAr)

541 513

The rebellion was the protagonist in star was. Hello

You are the empire.

YOU.

What ? You don't like that label ? Well tough. It's yours.

YOU get a label . And You and You get a label.

Posted by: Jack Dorsey - Ahoy at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (Tr9jL)

542 Occasional-Fiasco's face is something out of my nightmares.

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Nice rack, tho...

Posted by: fixerupper at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (8XRCm)

543 You just know that Romney's going to attempt to become his new puppetmaster.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (UnA8+)

I like to think the new Graham knows how to smack a bitch..in this case - Romney.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (a0IVu)

544 533 The reason Socrates argued that republics inevitably collapse into tyranny is pretty simple: people are innately corrupt and weak, so they will eventually vote themselves more and more protection and goodies until they vote away all their power and liberty.

Every republic dies the same way. It just used to take a hell of a lot longer.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 16, 2018 12:38 PM (39g3+)

You know, when put this way, it really seems that Christians should understand this much better than we apparently do.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (KUaJL)

545 Romney is 72 years old

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (HrSJb)

546 Also, I think the plural of Pheasant is Pheasant.

Posted by: garrett at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (MkS65)

547
He will not have time now to be a maverick

____________________________________

Huh?

Posted by: Zombie John McCain, the Depths of Hell at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (H7LIz)

548 Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (RD7QR)
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well, considering he already said if Democrats want to go back & Investigate 2016, he will investigate HRC's Emails. That is called don't get me angry, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry. Dr. David Banner

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 12:40 PM (BqBId)

549 McConnell better not put Romney on Judiciary

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (HrSJb)

550 The rebellion was the protagonist in star was.

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Star Was.


What an apt name for a once great brand.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (8XRCm)

551 >>>And it's why we needed to keep a property requirement on voting. Land-ownership is an antiquated standard, but I'de settle for net-taxpayers only.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (AzW6q)


"Skin in the game"

Posted by: Jingles at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (Cz+xD)

552 545 Romney is 72 years old
______________________________________

That 17 in Mormon years.

Posted by: Brigham Young at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (H7LIz)

553 Trump should abolish permanent passes. Make everyone pass through security and request day passes every fucking day. Tell everyone to thank that asshole Acosta...

Posted by: Timon at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (G5IFy)

554 Someone upthread had a great idea: have every WH reporter submit their questions by e-mail in advance. Then the press conference would just be a video feed of Sarah sitting at a desk reading the e-mail. Occasionally flash on the email itself to show they're not making stuff up.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 11:48 AM (DKEDx)


This isn't a new idea. There are certain intellectuals who do debates on college campuses - they used to take live questions, but they stopped that. The people in the audience asking the questions were so rambling, incoherent and beligerent, that they adopt the policy of making audience members write their questions on index cards which are then collected at the end and read and answered by the debaters.

People are too narcissistic to realize when they are being rude or obtuse or taking up too much time. This is a human problem, Acosta is just an exemplar.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (/qEW2)

555 549 McConnell better not put Romney on Judiciary

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (HrSJb)

The only committee the junior senator from Utah should be on is the 'party and entertainment committee'

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (a0IVu)

556 educated and accomplished men, such as the Founding Fathers, with others being marginalized, but now every guttersnipe and nitwit gets his say.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:37 PM (xSo9G)

Yeah, but a lot of the "educated and accomplished men" were intellectual guttersnipes and nitwits as well... (Comte, Rousseau, Marx, Galbraith, Paine, Freud, et cetera, et cetera, et god damn cetera.)

They just had prettier language skills to express their nitwittery.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (BRvh1)

557 Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2018 12:35 PM (U5tDi)

Thank you for looking. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a grandstanding megalomaniac like Acosta is not well-liked by his peers.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (DKEDx)

558 547. Jud committe chair is a time consuming job. Judges and appointees, dealing with DOJ. no time for fluff

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (HrSJb)

559 538 525. Agreed. But Graham has always been good on Judges, never wavered. It is the amnesty and foreign policy crap.

He will not have time now to be a maverick
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (HrSJb)

he said he would sponsor a Senate bill regarding birthright citizenship.

So there is that.

We need to hold his feet to the fire if he shows signs of wavering.

Hope we don't have to do that. Graham 2.0 has been amusing!

Posted by: Marybeth at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (CmURZ)

560 nood

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (a0IVu)

561 >>>I may be the only member of the horde willing to admit that I am legit stupid.

Not "Stupid compared to a genius-level physicist", but "of well below-average intelligence".

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (UnA8+)
_____
No, you're not. I would put money you have an IQ greater than 85, which is about one standard deviation below average.

If you were ever admitted into the armed services then your IQ is above 85.

More importantly, stupid people almost never read political blogs and most of the time stupid people don't know they are stupid, because most stupid people are not smart enough to be able to recognize stupidity in themselves - it's called the Dunning Kruger effect.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (F5cXa)

562 Man, this has turned into a depressing thread. I'm out.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 12:42 PM (kqsXK)

563 553 Trump should abolish permanent passes. Make everyone pass through security and request day passes every fucking day. Tell everyone to thank that asshole Acosta...


Posted by: Timon at November 16, 2018 12:41 PM (G5IFy)


Lottery system.

Draw out bingo balls, and every day, Acosta is assigned a number that's not in the tumbler.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (UnA8+)

564 Also, I think the plural of Pheasant is Pheasant.


As the plural of grouse is grouse, except that grouse sprout naturally from the pure soil of New Hampshire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (fuK7c)

565 They're actually called paaahtridge in New Hampshire, but that's not my point.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (fuK7c)

566 And it's why we needed to keep a property requirement on voting. Land-ownership is an antiquated standard, but I'de settle for net-taxpayers only.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (AzW6q)


Yep. Net-taxpayers and those who are or who have served in the military.

Note that the former group excludes government employees, who are net consumers of taxes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:43 PM (1+J19)

567 people are innately corrupt and weak, so they will eventually vote themselves more and more protection and goodies until they vote away all their power and liberty.

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That's what Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy In America as well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (+y/Ru)

568 the current 11-10 split on Judiciary will change after the 2 seat pickup by GOP.

Look Graham to go 11-8, and leave for some room for 1 no GOP vote.

Real popcorn is who the Dems have to kick off. Spartacus or Diana Ross

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 12:44 PM (HrSJb)

569 And it's why we needed to keep a property requirement on voting. Land-ownership is an antiquated standard, but I'de settle for net-taxpayers only.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:39 PM (AzW6q)


Thank you, I've been arguing this for years.

You pay federal taxes, you get to vote in federal elections.
You don't pay taxes, are on the dole, or get a tax refund, you don't get to vote.

This is so common-sensical that many judges will rule it unconstitutional.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (DKEDx)

570 We are being ruled by men, not laws.

Evidence to that is too strong to ignore now.

We should have had the hot civil war back in the 70's.

But the American people discovered Xanex and Zolof. Pot has become acceptable. Too many people are too high and/or tranquilized to fight.

There's generally no sense of sacrifice for doing what is right.

And schools are churning out millions of little marxists every year.

I'm not optimistic about this country.

Posted by: Sooner at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (Fs5vw)

571 Also, I think the plural of Pheasant is Pheasant.

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I thought it was "mob".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (+y/Ru)

572 >>>I may be the only member of the horde willing to admit that I am legit stupid.

Not "Stupid compared to a genius-level physicist", but "of well below-average intelligence".

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 12:03 PM (UnA8+)


Don't run yourself down. You're nothing of the kind.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 16, 2018 12:45 PM (EYsyU)

Mid-Morning Open Thread

Mondrian Tree.jpg

Avond (Evening): The Red Tree
Piet Mondrian

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1

Yeah it's a tree.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (AVPWa)

2 Branch office

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (m45I2)

3

Belongs on a refrigerator.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (AVPWa)

4
That's a Mondrian?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (/9p9e)

5 Everybody has some talent...I guess.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (cxHbL)

6 This should silence all those folks complaining about the lack of trees. Happy now?

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 16, 2018 09:30 AM (bZ7mE)

7 The Tree of Liberty has been looking rather sickly lately....

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

8 I am Groot.

Posted by: Groot at November 16, 2018 09:30 AM (84QUd)

9

EM SASSAFRASS FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (GEhPL)

10 This is going to take some study.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (hrcfq)

11
Trees (Not Kilmer) - a limerick

An outdoorsy midget named Klump
As he traipsed through the forest harrumphed
"These chopped down trees
Are skinning my knees
I don't get it, quite frankly, I'm stumped!"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (m45I2)

12 That tree needs some trimming.

Posted by: dantesed at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (88xKn)

13 Earliest known photgraph of the Whomping Willow.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

14 it's even better under the black light ...

Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2018 09:33 AM (Cus5s)

15 Really? My kid painted something like that when he was 8.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 09:33 AM (H7LIz)

16 it's even better under the black light ...
Posted by: illiniwek



After a few bong rips.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 09:33 AM (9vbJt)

17 Bronchi with bronchioles. In other words, the Earth's lungs, exposed.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:33 AM (Bdeb0)

18 That's a Mondrian?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (/9p9e)

Not typical...but I like it!
[At first I thought it was a Sundrian]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 16, 2018 09:33 AM (wYseH)

19 It's Friday. We'll let it slide.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 09:34 AM (H7LIz)

20 Yeah it's a tree.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (AVPWa)


A red one, even.

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:34 AM (VhKw6)

21 Earliest known depiction of ateriosclerosis.

Posted by: no good deed at November 16, 2018 09:34 AM (1uG1d)

22 I like Mondrian's art. Not all, but I like it. Very modern, abstract, suits the urban landscape.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:34 AM (bUjCl)

23 I will bury Jenny under that tree.

Posted by: Forrest Gump at November 16, 2018 09:34 AM (H7LIz)

24 Wow! Nice early Mondrian! From his Fauvist period. It's interesting that he would come back to the theme of the tree as he evolves into his signature stijl.

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 09:35 AM (OyyDO)

25 Oh, yeah. That's not scary at all.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 09:35 AM (kqsXK)

26 Only trees = not art

Posted by: Me Wolf at November 16, 2018 09:35 AM (b0Mq7)

27 That one though, a bit too primitive.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:35 AM (bUjCl)

28
The Red Weed..... beware of tripod aliens.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 09:35 AM (veoSD)

29 Very modern, abstract, suits the urban landscape.

so... decadent, ruinous, and fit only for hipsters?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 09:36 AM (ykYG2)

30 25 comments in and no sniper reference?

Slipping, people.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 09:36 AM (H7LIz)

31 looks like somebody herded cats on oil there. and the cats were high as shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 09:36 AM (KP5rU)

32 Earliest known depiction of ateriosclerosis.


********


Actually rather more like an arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:36 AM (m45I2)

33 This is one of those "looks like a child's fingerpainting that you'd put up on the refrigerator but no you uncultured swine this actually exhibits genius skill and talent and technique" thingys, isn't it?!

Posted by: mindful webworker - art for rat's sake at November 16, 2018 09:36 AM (S9U/P)

34

btw, my leaf problem has disappeared.

At least until the snow melts.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 09:36 AM (AVPWa)

35 Bark.

Posted by: Dog at November 16, 2018 09:37 AM (H7LIz)

36 Thangs that make you go hhhmmmm

Piet Mondrian Trafalgar Square
Piet Mondrian Composition C

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 09:37 AM (hrcfq)

37 so... decadent, ruinous, and fit only for hipsters?





...but enough about San Francisco

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:37 AM (bUjCl)

38
Incidentally, can we please cut the shit with the snow-then-rain.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 09:37 AM (AVPWa)

39 Not bad. I've seen this before. Van Gogh-ish, but better than Van Gogh. What I really can't stand are his stupid color square paintings. Like the "weavers" in the emporer has no clothes story, he's tricked a lot of people into thinking that inane crap is profound.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 09:37 AM (/qEW2)

40 Whose that nailed to the tree of woe?

Posted by: Simplemind at November 16, 2018 09:37 AM (ZuGkg)

41 If you think that looks like something a second grader would paint on a bad day, then you just don't know art. Or on the other hand, maybe you're right.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 16, 2018 09:38 AM (hjaPQ)

42 This is not better than Van Gogh. Not by a long shot.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 09:38 AM (5aX2M)

43 It's no Bob Ross.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:38 AM (/tuJf)

44 AVM - There IS a code for that.

Q27.30

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:38 AM (m45I2)

45 15 it's even better under the black light ...
Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2018 09:33 AM (Cus5s)

Yeah, about that...

Posted by: Star Lord at November 16, 2018 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

46 De Rode, she go Boom.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 09:39 AM (/qEW2)

47 His early work is the best. Local museum had some of his paintings years ago. I like this one. Tree=Art. His later paintings are sterile.

Posted by: Glenn John at November 16, 2018 09:39 AM (wvfPr)

48 44 AVM - There IS a code for that.

Q27.30
Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:38 AM (m45I2)

Arteriovenous Malformation?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

49 AVM - There IS a code for that
====
Just shoot a little super glue in there. No problem.

Posted by: Simplemind at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (ZuGkg)

50 Like the "weavers" in the emporer has no clothes story, he's tricked a lot of people into thinking that inane crap is profound.

This, too, is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (kqsXK)

51 41 Whose that nailed to the tree of woe? whoa!

FIFY.

Posted by: Joey Lawrence at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (H7LIz)

52 Beautiful.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (lwiT4)

53 My daughter did something like that with chalk and scratching.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (F4u7C)

54 Meh, pure plastic art.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Marcus T at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (SS4vH)

55 Nice form - you can't even see any fingerprints.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (ABjxW)

56 Looks a bit like the molten aluminum in an ant colony trick.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 09:41 AM (NWiLs)

57 It's no Bob Ross.


That is as happy as that tree is going to get. There are some trees with bad life experiences, or seratonin imbalances, or who for whatever reason struggle just to get the sap moving.

Many of them post here. Don't hate.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 16, 2018 09:41 AM (fuK7c)

58 I will bury Jenny under that tree.
Posted by: Forrest Gump at November 16, 2018 09:34 AM (H7LIz)


She had jungle fever.....

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 09:41 AM (F4u7C)

59 I think that is a crab apple tree. They grown like that, but I don't understand the day-glow neon colors.

Now, Lucy, in the movie Lucy, after her sudden massive overdose of CPH4 saw a tree like that but in her case she was seeing the flow of energies and how the tree was connected to all those energy flows around the tree.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 09:41 AM (hrcfq)

60 56 Looks a bit like the molten aluminum in an ant colony trick.

"Trick" he calls it.

Posted by: Dead Ants at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (H7LIz)

61 Here you really see he is beginning to have an interest in simplicity and the basic elements of painting. Notice the almost exclusive use of the primary colors and black, with blue dominating. Also the almost complete lack of landscape. The tree fulls the composition with only a very slight hint of anything else. There aren't even any leaves. Just the heavy, thick skeletal frame of the trunk and branches.

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (OyyDO)

62 This shit is enough to make me scream.

Posted by: Edvard Munch at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (hjaPQ)

63 Where's the noose? It's a tree and white people only use trees to hang black people. Right?

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (F4u7C)

64 Look closely at the tree base and you may spot that WWI sopwith doghouse ace, Snoopy, trying to conceal himself from roving enemy patrols as he makes his way back to the front after being downed by the Red Baron.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (QLvwG)

65 61 Here you really see he is beginning to have an interest in simplicity and the basic elements of painting

My first grade art teacher wrote the exact same thing.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (ABjxW)

66 It's a lovely 48 depress in the Sunshine State today.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (NWiLs)

67 *degrees

Dammit.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (NWiLs)

68 TREES often encourage their children to major in one of the STEM fields.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (m45I2)

69 Imagine this painting with a happy little Bush.

Posted by: zombie Jeb! Ross at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (DMUuz)

70 50 Like the "weavers" in the emporer has no clothes story, he's tricked a lot of people into thinking that inane crap is profound.

This, too, is the story of Obama.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 09:40 AM (kqsXK)

Heh.

i always used to say Obama was a case of "The Clothes have no Emperor".

Trump is now sort of a case of "The People Have No Clothes"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (BRvh1)

71 It's the Hogwarts Whomping Willow Tree.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 09:44 AM (hECVl)

72 Here you really see he is beginning to have an interest in simplicity and the basic elements of painting. Notice the almost exclusive use of the primary colors and black, with blue dominating. Also the almost complete lack of landscape. The tree fulls the composition with only a very slight hint of anything else. There aren't even any leaves. Just the heavy, thick skeletal frame of the trunk and branches.
==
Thanks. Without that wordsalad I would have just called it lazy.

Posted by: Duh art is on duh refrigerator at November 16, 2018 09:44 AM (ZuGkg)

73 69 Imagine this painting with a happy little Bush.
Posted by: zombie Jeb! Ross at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (DMUuz)

Looks more like hardwood.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 09:44 AM (NWiLs)

74 http://bit.ly/2zeNGo3
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Nolte - Media Cover-Up: Guy Who Yelled 'Heil Hitler' During 'Fiddler on the Roof' Performance Hates Trump

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 09:45 AM (BqBId)

75 There aren't even any leaves. Just the heavy, thick skeletal frame of the trunk and branches.

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (OyyDO)


I thought the bits of orange and yellow on the ground were leaves. No?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:45 AM (lwiT4)

76 It insists upon itself.

Posted by: Biff Primrose III, But Call Me "Trey" at November 16, 2018 09:45 AM (hjaPQ)

77 Where the red tree grows

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2018 09:45 AM (uLuPn)

78 63 Where's the noose? It's a tree and white people only use trees to hang black people. Right?
Posted by: Sponge
_________

ICE is gonna use that tree to hang innocent migrants from, just like the KKK!!!

Posted by: Kamaltoe Harris at November 16, 2018 09:46 AM (fqUgw)

79 Imagine this painting with a happy little Bush.
Posted by: zombie Jeb! Ross at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (DMUuz)


Please clap.....

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 09:46 AM (F4u7C)

80 Is it time to start talking about boobehs yet?

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 09:46 AM (ABjxW)

81
68 TREES often encourage their children to major in one of the STEM fields.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:43 AM (m45I2)






That's it. No more punning. I'm gonna go get my pistil.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (veoSD)

82 I like this tree. I piss all over it.

Posted by: Rover at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (QLvwG)

83 That tree is a perfect pairing with Nelson's eyes in the post below.

Posted by: Caliban at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (QE8X6)

84 Oh yes, I thought that some of the metaphysical imagery was really particularly effective. Oh ... and er ... interesting rhythmic devices too which seemed to counterpoint the ... er ... er ...counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor of the ... er ... humanity of the ... of the painter's compassionate soul which contrives through the medium of the paint structure to sublimate this, transcend that, and come to terms with the fundamental dichotomies of the other and one is left with a profound and vivid insight into ... into ... er ... into whatever it was the painting was about!

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (VhKw6)

85 74 http://bit.ly/2zeNGo3
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Nolte - Media Cover-Up: Guy Who Yelled 'Heil Hitler' During 'Fiddler on the Roof' Performance Hates Trump
______________________________________

I thought it was Franz Liebkind, that Nazi character from the movie "The Producers."

Posted by: Zero Mostel at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (H7LIz)

86 I heard a Canadian song about trees once, they were kind of problematic.

Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (RuIsu)

87 Lots of tree terminology in medicine

Aortic trunk (truncus arteriosus)

Branch pulmonary arteries

Bronchial tree

Mandibular ramus (banch)

Phloem



(Okay, maybe not that last one)

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (m45I2)

88 Another tree by Mondrian, two years later.

https://tinyurl.com/y74ohl5d

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 09:48 AM (OyyDO)

89 80 Is it time to start talking about boobehs yet?
Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 09:46 AM (ABjxW)

Have to wait until comment 221

(0xDD in hexadecimal....)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 09:48 AM (BRvh1)

90 Somehow this painting just screams "BLOW JOB" to me.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at November 16, 2018 09:48 AM (hjaPQ)

91 He captured the spirit of the tree.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 09:49 AM (BEjc7)

92 Me likey the painting. It reminds me of a toned-down Van Gogh.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at November 16, 2018 09:49 AM (nvMvs)

93 Middle School drawing?

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 16, 2018 09:49 AM (F5cXa)

94 Kobe was one of four cities hit by Doolittle's raiders, but I've never looked into what they targeted. Presumably Kawasaki shipyard (they still build subs here, alternating with Mitsubishi in Nagasaki, sort of like the US used to do with Electric Boat and Newport News for attack subs).

MacArthur's local branch of GCHQ was in one of the only buildings that survived the war (and the earthquake), now it's the Daimaru department store. Have long meant to check to see if there's any markers noting this.



Had my second Kobe beef feast this trip. Seriously good s**t.

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 09:49 AM (NyQaH)

95 Dr Seuss called. Wants his tree back.

Posted by: johnd01 at November 16, 2018 09:49 AM (ukNFU)

96 Those are Hillary's varicose veins. Don't ask.

Posted by: The Bollard at November 16, 2018 09:49 AM (Ndje9)

97
(Okay, maybe not that last one)

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (m45I2)

The rib cage is sorta like a xylumophone....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 09:50 AM (BRvh1)

98 You know what causes forest fires?

Trees.

Get rid of the trees, you get rid of the forest fires.

Posted by: Chainsaw McTimber at November 16, 2018 09:50 AM (H7LIz)

99 Is it time to start talking about boobehs yet?
Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 09:46 AM (ABjxW)


It's ALWAYS time to talk boobies.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 09:50 AM (F4u7C)

100
Have to wait until comment 221

(0xDD in hexadecimal....)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 09:48 AM (BRvh1)


OK - we can wait...

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 09:50 AM (ABjxW)

101 the tree of life looks a little brittle.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:50 AM (aSpXp)

102 Here's something cute - the puppy that says "bow wow."

https://tinyurl.com/yarotokl

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 09:51 AM (kqsXK)

103 101 the tree of life looks a little brittle.
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:50 AM (aSpXp)

Are we sure that's not the Tree of Freedom?

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 09:51 AM (ABjxW)

104 I really do like the look of trees that look disheveled and not at their best, reminds me of mankind.

hopefully it lives on.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:51 AM (aSpXp)

105 I like the movement in this painting. Then again, it's kind of scary because that tree looks like it's on a mission.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 09:52 AM (BEjc7)

106 Roy, war torn ? mebbe.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:52 AM (aSpXp)

107 or perhaps a tree just blowing in the wind.
this and that way.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:52 AM (aSpXp)

108 Not aesthetically pleasing to me as it appears unbalanced with the darkness in the right upper portion.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 09:52 AM (2DOZq)

109 I think I do resemble that tree, would I wish for new growth to redeem me.

lmro

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:53 AM (aSpXp)

110 I thought acid hadn't been invented yet.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 09:54 AM (F4u7C)

111 If I did not see the title I would have guessed it to be one of Monet's.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:54 AM (bUjCl)

112 Another tree by Mondrian, two years later.

https://tinyurl.com/y74ohl5d
Posted by: Kris

He begins to embrace cubism, in which he changed his style dramatically. That was the end of impressionism.
Mondrian was a "late" impressionist.
The cubism was really not very attractive.

I've seen a lot of these paintings at the Orsay in Paris, and really, they are very attractive in person. They lose a lot when you see them on a computer screen.

People make fun of "Starry Night" by van Gogh, but in person it is quite beautiful.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 09:54 AM (vcOmj)

113 75 There aren't even any leaves. Just the heavy, thick skeletal frame of the trunk and branches.

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (OyyDO)


I thought the bits of orange and yellow on the ground were leaves. No?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:45 AM (lwiT4)

They could be now that you mention it. I didn't see them as such at first, but now I can. For me, it's like one of those optical illusions that the image changes almost at random.

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 09:55 AM (OyyDO)

114 Heaven help me, but I like it. It must be my preschool appreciation of color. Yeah, I would hang it in the house.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 09:55 AM (MIKMs)

115 in gandering bout the tree I think I would hang this in my house.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:55 AM (aSpXp)

116 runner I was thinking the Munch, but before he went all down in the dumps

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:56 AM (aSpXp)

117 >>That is as happy as that tree is going to get. There are some trees with bad life experiences, or seratonin imbalances, or who for whatever reason struggle just to get the sap moving.


There is a scrub oak in the conservation land right next door to me that looks very much like that tree. Particularly at this time of the year when the leaves are down.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Hillary hanging upside down in that tree some night.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:56 AM (/tuJf)

118 Have to wait until comment 221

(0xDD in hexadecimal....)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 09:48 AM


Comment 11 in my case. (0xB)

Posted by: MeAgain Kelly at November 16, 2018 09:56 AM (DMUuz)

119 Ick. Color blind kid painted that.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 16, 2018 09:57 AM (hMBkK)

120 Tree trunk -> bifurcated

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2018 09:57 AM (CDGwz)

121 Jack, don't ruin the tree' natural despondency by making it the ..
wait .. maybe the tree would chipper up?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 09:58 AM (aSpXp)

122 looks like something p. allen smith grew behind his shithouse. preening little fag.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 09:58 AM (KP5rU)

123 Tree speak with forked trunk.

Posted by: Lizzy Warren at November 16, 2018 09:58 AM (CDGwz)

124 It's actually a Thomas Kincade. From his little-known Puerto Rico period.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 16, 2018 09:58 AM (hjaPQ)

125 Medusa tree.

Posted by: Lizzy Warren at November 16, 2018 09:58 AM (CDGwz)

126 75. I thought the bits of orange and yellow on the ground were leaves.

62 This shit is enough to make me scream.
Posted by: Edvard Munch


********

You misspelled Mulch

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:59 AM (m45I2)

127 People make fun of "Starry Night" by van Gogh, but in person it is quite beautiful.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 09:54 AM (vcOmj)

If you want a similar ' branches ' type painting that I think is beautiful , Van Gogh's Almond Blossoms is beautiful.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 09:59 AM (2DOZq)

128 Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here!

Posted by: Biff at November 16, 2018 09:59 AM (/0IRq)

129 Humanity never gets to the root of things always flailing around like this.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:00 AM (aSpXp)

130 This shit is enough to make me scream.
Posted by: Edvard Munch at November 16, 2018 09:42 AM (hjaPQ)



https://youtu.be/-9zlfvqxQ9Y

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2018 10:00 AM (mUa7G)

131 Viewing this work in digital format on the computer screen really distorts the surface of the tree's trunk.


I guess the bark is worse from the bytes.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 10:01 AM (m45I2)

132 Mondrian's geometric paintings remind me of Twiggy.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 10:01 AM (BEjc7)

133 I'd hit it.

Posted by: Paul Bunyon at November 16, 2018 10:02 AM (xSo9G)

134 I may not like this painting much, but I'm certainly not gonna birch about it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 16, 2018 10:02 AM (/0IRq)

135 ooh Muldoon, you shouldn't have.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:02 AM (aSpXp)

136 you have ruined it for me now i'm thinking of barky Obama.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:03 AM (aSpXp)

137 Willow why don't you make a tree pun .

....Wait

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 10:04 AM (2DOZq)

138 "Like the "weavers" in the emporer has no clothes story, he's tricked a lot of people into thinking that inane crap is profound."
"This, too, is the story of Obama"

Posted by Mary Poppin's piercing

A lot of truth in that ... this link is a black-pilled video of a former KGB guy, discussing the infiltration/propaganda tactics used to destroy all enemies. BlackPill guy mixes in a lot of video of the current situation ... our own people and media acting against us, actually advocating communism.


The video helps make it clear, all this chaos is orchestrated by the left, and I would maintain, it largely stems from the Soviet infiltration (now includes others ... Muslim Brotherhood, China, "Latin America")

youtube
https://tinyurl.com/y84aspe2

Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2018 10:04 AM (Cus5s)

139 can anyone tell me how Obama got the name barky in the first place?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:04 AM (aSpXp)

140
I own the book The Path to Abstraction modrian 1892-1914
that was published for Kimball Art Museum exhibition from 2002. My favorite painting is called At the Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam (1898-1899) charcoal, watercolor and pastel on cardboard. The reproduction in the book is mediocre unfortunately.
It is a simple painting of a boat dock -very beautiful. Hope to see the actual painting again some day.

Posted by: Glenn John at November 16, 2018 10:04 AM (wvfPr)

141 lancelot, it is weeping yes?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:04 AM (aSpXp)

142 Thank you Reverend Sharpton for saving this tree.

Posted by: Panzi Spewlousy at November 16, 2018 10:05 AM (TBpGE)

143 That needs some Chopin to keep me warm these cold Winter nights OR a bevvy of beauties wrapped under the tree!!! Santa's baybeeez I have unlimited milk und cookies yah!

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 10:05 AM (5IHGB)

144 The bottom of the painting looks like a bad Photoshop coverup, where the person sampled and repeated too much from the same area.

Posted by: red speck at November 16, 2018 10:06 AM (6Krd7)

145 I heard a Canadian song about trees once, they were kind of problematic.
Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (RuIsu)


Is it the one by Nelson Eddy that goes, "When I'm calling Yew"

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2018 10:06 AM (mUa7G)

146 the tree needs special care to feel chipper this morning.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:06 AM (aSpXp)

147 112 Another tree by Mondrian, two years later.

https://tinyurl.com/y74ohl5d
Posted by: Kris

He begins to embrace cubism, in which he changed his style dramatically. That was the end of impressionism.
Mondrian was a "late" impressionist.
The cubism was really not very attractive.

I've seen a lot of these paintings at the Orsay in Paris, and really, they are very attractive in person. They lose a lot when you see them on a computer screen.

People make fun of "Starry Night" by van Gogh, but in person it is quite beautiful.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 16, 2018 09:54 AM (vcOmj)

Cubism, love it or hate it, is one of the most important movements in art history. It completely changed how people thought about art. By the time Georges Braque developed his "bizarre cubiques", the innovations of Monet, Van Gogh and Matisse had run their courses. By rethinking some of Cezanne's ideas, Braque and Picasso had blown minds and redirected art's future.

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 10:07 AM (OyyDO)

148 medical tree terminology (cont.)


scrub tech

ENT

root canal

"barking" cough

taste bud

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 10:07 AM (m45I2)

149 can anyone tell me how Obama got the name barky in the first place?

I'm going to guess it's short for Barack The Dog-Eater.

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 10:07 AM (CE5C/)

150 How he got the nickname "Barky" dog gone if I know.

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 10:07 AM (5IHGB)

151 Woody the Woodpecker been busy:
https://t.co/95NNH6DjyU

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:08 AM (ykYG2)

152 An anti Trump theater attendee stands up and screams Heil Hitler, Heil Trump during Fiddler on the Roof and the Left immediately blame it on Trump and his followers. Even after the police release report that the perp was a drunk Anti Trump guy who was triggered by his hatred of Trump. Possible he's lying but that's what the police say.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 10:08 AM (2DOZq)

153 t-ird, oh, I guess I get that but Obama seemed more of a slick to me.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:08 AM (aSpXp)

154 can anyone tell me how Obama got the name barky in the first place?
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Muslim name (I think it was a magic horse) and the muslim disgust for dogs. In Indonesia (where BHO spent his formative years) dogs are considered food. Even clueless me understood that one right away.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 10:09 AM (MIKMs)

155

Ever see one of those plasticized Anatomy studies? The ones where they squirt colored latex in to say the arterial flow of a kidney or lung and then dissolve away the tissue leaving just the beautiful intricate amazing circulation behind?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 16, 2018 10:09 AM (UFLLM)

156 I'm back after my internet connection being down for 2 weeks.
You want to stop Democratic election stealing? Make deliberate election fraud a federal capital crime with an automatic death sentence on conviction. Anything else, you're not serious.

Posted by: An Observation at November 16, 2018 10:09 AM (qZUFV)

157 PSA for PSA.

Big ammo deals at Palmetto State Armory with free shipping and rebates.
Federal .22 lr 36 gr 1600 rd bulk pack $59.99
$39.99 after mail in rebate

Similar savings on other calibers.

Thus endeth the PSA for PSA.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:10 AM (9vbJt)

158 It was the "PUMA" Hillary supporters in 2008 who first called him Barky. I only started calling him that after I found how that he eats dogs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:11 AM (ykYG2)

159 mustbe, thanks, now I get it, and yes i'm often clueless .

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:11 AM (aSpXp)

160 Cindy McCain said her husband's funeral was not a rebuke to Trump. Must be grand to be stinking rich and clueless.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 10:11 AM (BEjc7)

161 WOW, I thought I was having a flashback acid trip for a moment.

Posted by: wrg500 at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (9GgkI)

162 It was the "PUMA" Hillary supporters in 2008 who first called him Barky. I only started calling him that after I found how that he eats dogs.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:11 AM (ykYG2)

Just like they started the birth certificate meme.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (2DOZq)

163 have to admit I was fascinated how Americas beloved Pets were eaten by a president and no one blinked

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (aSpXp)

164 139 can anyone tell me how Obama got the name barky in the first place?
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:04 AM (aSpXp)

Barak ~ Bark, and he's a filthy caninophage.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (BRvh1)

165 Muslim name (I think it was a magic horse)

Ask a Joo :^P

Barak means blessed in Arabic and is cognate with Baruk in Biblical Hebrew (before the Aramaic influence).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (ykYG2)

166 can anyone tell me how Obama got the name barky in the first place?


First name Barak.
Me personally? Not giving enough of a shit to properly say his name. Thus - barky.

That and he is a self professed dog eater.

But mainly me not giving enough of a shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (9vbJt)

167 Cubism, love it or hate it, is one of the most important movements in art history.

Had to look it up. I don't get it, but some of it is certainly attractive. Kind of like looking thru a fly's eye or stained glass window. I don't see how you could learn to do it.

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (NAs56)

168 131 Muldoon

Groan, but in a good way.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 16, 2018 10:12 AM (hyuyC)

169 The flying centaur is Buraq. Different set of consonants.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:13 AM (ykYG2)

170
Ever see one of those plasticized Anatomy studies?


*******


Earlier in my career I actually did that for a living. Sort of. Actually performed real life angiograms on real live babies. Very beautiful imagery recorded in X-ray video format.

We actually use the term "pruning" for when the branches of the pulmonary arterial tree are stripped down due to pulmonary hypertension.

Like I said upthread, lots of tree terminology in medicine.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 10:13 AM (m45I2)

171 This Ocasio-Cortez isn't just stupid. She is unstable. Seriously. I think she's certifiable. I don't think she will survive her first term without a trip to the Ninth Floor of Bellevue.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 10:13 AM (H7LIz)

172 yeah the name means blessed which is why I never used it.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:14 AM (aSpXp)

173 That which has been seen cannot be pun-seen.

Posted by: Max Power at November 16, 2018 10:14 AM (QCc6B)

174 Posted by: Rover at November 16, 2018 09:47 AM (QLvwG)

Here boy! *whistle*

Posted by: barry from djakarta at November 16, 2018 10:15 AM (ykYG2)

175 Huh. I've said for a while I wanted a tree planted over my remains, but yeah, I'm half afraid it would look like this thing. Better than the Evil Dead Rapey Tree, I guess.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 16, 2018 10:15 AM (AM1GF)

176 Sure Obama is not Muslim but he chose to change his name to reflect being Muslim. Makes sense.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 10:15 AM (2DOZq)

177
The Black Pill guy doesn't resonate with me. A guy with a suspicious background trying to tell me something I already believe doesn't confirm my conclusions. Instead it makes me wonder what kind of con job he is running.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 10:15 AM (hrcfq)

178 "After the theater incident, Mr. Ellison was released on his own recognizance."

They wouldn't have arrested the guy if he was a rich man.

Posted by: The Bollard at November 16, 2018 10:15 AM (Ndje9)

179 They wouldn't have arrested the guy if he was a rich man.
ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:18 AM (ykYG2)

180 That tree looks like Jimi Hendrix playing just before he lights his guitar on fire.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:18 AM (F4u7C)

181 A paralegal in VA is losing their job today.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:18 AM (dNzKv)

182 can anyone tell me how Obama got the name barky in the first place?
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:04 AM (aSpXp)


He ate a dog?

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:18 AM (F4u7C)

183 "After the theater incident, Mr. Ellison was released on his own recognizance."
--
What is this country becoming when you can't shout 'Heil Hitler' in a crowded theater without having to explain yourself to the police.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 10:19 AM (hrcfq)

184 I wonder what mysterious beauty Gorilla Pundit has in store for us today.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 10:19 AM (kqsXK)

185 176 Sure Obama is not Muslim but he chose to change his name to reflect being Muslim. Makes sense.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 10:15 AM (2DOZq)

I guess his given name actually is "Barack", but he went by "Barry Dunham" growing up, because he only hung out with the white stoner trust fund kids.

Then, when it became academically and politically advantageous to be "Exotic" (spit), he magically resurrected himself as "Barack Obama" and claimed Kenyan birth (apparently falsely).

What a fucking tool.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 10:19 AM (BRvh1)

186 So, how delicious would it be if Nancy Pelosi only became speaker of the House with Republican support?

It'd be akin to Todd Akin winning the Republican primary in MO with Democratic support.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 10:20 AM (XSSCs)

187 This looks like the result of a wine and paint party. It has a step-by-step look.

Posted by: Jabroni at November 16, 2018 10:20 AM (ZkXzk)

188 A paralegal in VA is losing their job today.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:18 AM (dNzKv)


One of the Horde?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 10:20 AM (kqsXK)

189 This Ocasio-Cortez isn't just stupid. She is unstable. Seriously. I think she's certifiable. I don't think she will survive her first term without a trip to the Ninth Floor of Bellevue.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 10:13 AM (H7LIz)


2019 is gonna be LIT.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:20 AM (F4u7C)

190 Huh. I've said for a while I wanted a tree planted over my remains, but yeah, I'm half afraid it would look like this thing. Better than the Evil Dead Rapey Tree, I guess.
Posted by: Brother Cavil


Cremated. Loaded into shotgun shells, and fired over our country property.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:20 AM (9vbJt)

191 171 This Ocasio-Cortez isn't just stupid. She is unstable. Seriously. I think she's certifiable. I don't think she will survive her first term without a trip to the Ninth Floor of Bellevue.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 10:13 AM (H7LIz)

============

She's going to be in Congress for 40 years.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 10:21 AM (XSSCs)

192 This Ocasio-Cortez isn't just stupid. She is unstable. Seriously. I think she's certifiable. I don't think she will survive her first term without a trip to the Ninth Floor of Bellevue.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


So, representative of the the people who voted her in, then.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 16, 2018 10:22 AM (AM1GF)

193
The flying centaur is Buraq. Different set of consonants. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:13 AM (ykYG2)
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All confusions and confuzzlement with Sleipnir (another magikal horsie) are deliberate. My Little Pony, no doubt. (snort)

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 10:22 AM (MIKMs)

194
Cremated. Loaded into shotgun shells, and fired over our country property.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:20 AM (9vbJt)


I'm actually intrigued by this....

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:22 AM (F4u7C)

195 I kind of like this painting even though it is not a 'happy little tree' as Bob Ross would say.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:23 AM (a0IVu)

196 A paralegal in VA is losing their job today.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:18 AM (dNzKv)

One of the Horde?


Eastern District of VA US attorney paralegal copy/pasted a section of Julian Assanges pending sealed indictment into another persons court filing, thus exposing the pending secret indictment of assange.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:24 AM (dNzKv)

197 where are the Xmas lites,it's Mid November we all should be onna bender da dah dah da da I stayed @ a Doubletree once it was no Motel 8

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 10:25 AM (5IHGB)

198 Eastern District of VA US attorney paralegal copy/pasted a section of Julian Assanges pending sealed indictment into another persons court filing, thus exposing the pending secret indictment of assange.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:24 AM (dNzKv)


Dumbass....

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:25 AM (F4u7C)

199 196
Eastern District of VA US attorney paralegal copy/pasted a section of Julian Assanges pending sealed indictment into another persons court filing, thus exposing the pending secret indictment of assange.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:24 AM (dNzKv)

==========

I think we've found the next deputy chief of some federal department.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 10:25 AM (XSSCs)

200 Wakes up.
Looks around.
Scratches.
Dang. A metaphorical piece of art that depicts the current Congress as it has shed the lesves of the 40-some GOPers and settles in for winter and the hope that Spring will bring forth new buds of hope.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2018 10:26 AM (0tfLf)

201 thus exposing the pending secret indictment of assange.

Sounds like a stern talking-to, along with a promotion to soften the blow.

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 10:27 AM (QrTqV)

202 Wakes up.
Looks around.
Scratches.
Dang. A metaphorical piece of art that depicts the current Congress as it has shed the lesves of the 40-some GOPers and settles in for winter and the hope that Spring will bring forth new buds of hope.
Goes looking for coffee.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2018 10:26 AM (0tfLf)


That's gotta be better than finding your neighbor's house on fire.

Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:27 AM (F4u7C)

203 Have to say that I am very slow on this, but how is Assange answerable to US authority?

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 10:27 AM (MIKMs)

204 The Arabic word for horse, siyas (sus in Hebrew, I think) isn't in the Quran... as such. They're mentioned by poetic synonym - metonymy - as "coursers" in sura 38. The buraq story isn't in there at all.

My guess with the buraq legend is that some Islamic storyteller took a rip of some primo hash.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:27 AM (ykYG2)

205 That VA paralegal shows we have less of a Deep State than we do a Deep Stupid.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 10:28 AM (ABjxW)

206 196
Eastern District of VA US attorney paralegal copy/pasted a section of Julian Assanges pending sealed indictment into another persons court filing, thus exposing the pending secret indictment of assange.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:24 AM (dNzKv)
_______________________________________

Did I do that?

Posted by: Steve Erkel at November 16, 2018 10:28 AM (H7LIz)

207 Fox is reporting that the federal judge ruled in favor of Acosta.

What the hell is wrong with this country....

Posted by: William Eaton at November 16, 2018 10:28 AM (MuTTO)

208 In a show of unity and bipartisan foreplay, Bill Kristol reached across the aisle and gently began to massage Chuck Schumer`s spud-sack while the minority leader groaned with pleasure and whispered, "That is the republican party I can work with."

Posted by: Tentotwo at November 16, 2018 10:28 AM (yhf6w)

209 205 That VA paralegal shows we have less of a Deep State than we do a Deep Stupid.
Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 10:28 AM (ABjxW)

============

And yet, they still seem to win a lot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 10:28 AM (q8oeS)

210 Until there is a radical change in monitor technology that obviate the need for additive color and independent light source, screens will not be able to accurately reproduce artwork. That's why it never it looks "right" - it's a rough approximation of real color. That, and the texture, of course.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (lRU+B)

211 Oy, judge(HI) orders the WH to restore Accosters press pass.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (xqfqx)

212 There's a lot of energy in this tree, but mostly in the branches. They look like lightening streaking across the background.

Posted by: Kris at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (OyyDO)

213 I wonder if Mondrian was influenced by Van Gogh. The swirling colors sure seems similar.

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (758Rh)

214 Eastern District of VA US attorney paralegal copy/pasted a section of Julian Assanges pending sealed indictment into another persons court filing, thus exposing the pending secret indictment of assange.

--

Mister Miyagi voice
"Ah! Hah! Ah Hah hah!"

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (hrcfq)

215 A judge has ordered get his pass returned.

Posted by: Mr. Skeptical at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (FvUTR)

216 I'd like Trump to just say "No". What's the judge gonna do? Appeal?

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 10:30 AM (ABjxW)

217 That's Acosta

Posted by: Mr. Skeptical at November 16, 2018 10:30 AM (FvUTR)

218 I sincerely hope nobody paid money for this painting.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:30 AM (8tNRg)

219 They wouldn't have arrested the guy if he was a rich man.

ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum


Topol (the smokers' Tevye):

https://tinyurl.com/y8uecb88

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 10:30 AM (kqsXK)

220 mustbe, no idea, maybe the globalist already in place . they decide they own everything so?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:30 AM (aSpXp)

221 It's interesting to see the progression in Mondrian's work from late impressionism to cubism to the boxes-and-colors schtick that made him world famous.

He was one of the lucky ones --- a technical mediocrity who finally found a niche that at the time was fresh, distinctive, and pleasant.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 10:31 AM (Rxduq)

222 That's gotta be better than finding your neighbor's house on fire.
Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:27 AM (F4u7C)

*****

A bit, yes.
It was a tweekers house and fire likely started on the meth stove.
I'll take the tree.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2018 10:31 AM (0tfLf)

223 Behold, St. James of Acosta. The Martyr for all Oppressed Journalists everywhere.

Kneel and give tribute!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 10:31 AM (H7LIz)

224 Judge has no authority to say who should be let into the White House. Totally ridiculous.

I would ignore it, or appeal whatever.

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at November 16, 2018 10:31 AM (trMj1)

225 "He has made his ruling. Now let him enforce it."

Posted by: weew at November 16, 2018 10:31 AM (EaEMG)

226 looks like my little nieces painting. but I like it...
later...writing day.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:31 AM (+6jVU)

227 William Eton, corrupt, and owned by progressives globalist left or right.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:32 AM (aSpXp)

228 Sure Obama is not Muslim but he chose to change his name to reflect being Muslim. Makes sense.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 16, 2018 10:15 AM (2DOZq)

I guess his given name actually is "Barack", but he went by "Barry Dunham" growing up, because he only hung out with the white stoner trust fund kids.

Then, when it became academically and politically advantageous to be "Exotic" (spit), he magically resurrected himself as "Barack Obama" and claimed Kenyan birth (apparently falsely).

What a fucking tool.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Barak Hussein Obama Sr. was a muslim.

According to the muslim faith, that makes Barky a muslim.

Maybe a non practicing muslim, but a muslim nonetheless.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:32 AM (9vbJt)

229 Trump could crush CNN in a heartbeat.

All we had to do is tell all his supporters to CANCEL their AT&T wireless service/Internet/Cable.

They are in debt up to their eyeballs after the merger. It could literally bring down the whole company.

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at November 16, 2018 10:32 AM (trMj1)

230 A judge has ordered get his pass returned.
Posted by: Mr. Skeptical at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (FvUTR)

oh, this going to be good

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:32 AM (bUjCl)

231 Was that ruling made in Hawaii?

Posted by: Mr. Skeptical at November 16, 2018 10:32 AM (FvUTR)

232 so we learn how to fight or we allow it much like Europe. McOnell getting judges helps

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:33 AM (aSpXp)

233 Who appointed the judge ?

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:33 AM (bUjCl)

234 Oy, judge(HI) orders the WH to restore Accosters press pass.



Posted by: dananjcon at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (xqfqx)


Oh, hell no. Trump better tell that judge to cram it up his ass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 10:33 AM (kqsXK)

235 So Acosta has a constitutional right to a "hard pass" for WH briefings.
OK - what about equal protections clause? As in, where is MY "hard pass"?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 16, 2018 10:33 AM (jxbfJ)

236 This is probably one of those concealed paintings that has another painting under it. A masterpiece that is covered in enamel varnish and the crappy tree painting that allows someone to remove the tree painting later.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 10:33 AM (H7LIz)

237 One America News @OANN
39s
#BREAKING: Judge orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (BqBId)

238 198 Eastern District of VA US attorney paralegal copy/pasted a section of Julian Assanges pending sealed indictment into another persons court filing, thus exposing the pending secret indictment of assange.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:24 AM (dNzKv)

Dumbass....
Posted by: Sponge at November 16, 2018 10:25 AM (F4u7C)

How do we know it wasn't intentional?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (NWiLs)

239 235
So Acosta has a constitutional right to a "hard pass" for WH briefings.
OK - what about equal protections clause? As in, where is MY "hard pass"?


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 16, 2018 10:33 AM (jxbfJ)
Actually, where is JJS, Ace's or Vic's passes?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (jxbfJ)

240 so a juge tells the President what he can do?

it's really hysterical we had judges saying nothing and shit during Obama ..
Trump should just use ignore much like Obama, the doj, fbi etc.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (aSpXp)

241 Acosta is a security risk.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (bUjCl)

242 give Acosta the pass. never call on him, when he goes nuts have security tase him.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (+6jVU)

243 I want a press pass too then.

Posted by: Barbie Benton's Belly Button at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (Tnijr)

244 Judge's now tell the President what happens in the White House.

Great.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (H7LIz)

245 medical tree terminology (cont.)

scrub tech

ENT

root canal

"barking" cough

taste bud

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 10:07 AM (m45I2)


Tumescence is often referred to as "wood".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 10:35 AM (/qEW2)

246 How do we know it wasn't intentional?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM

Yeah. Not thinking that was a mistake.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 16, 2018 10:35 AM (p+Wdc)

247 they don't have to call on him, right? Or did the judge say that he gets to ask ALL the questions too?

Posted by: DJ at November 16, 2018 10:35 AM (MJ7Tg)

248 The lawsuit still continues, and it remains to be seen whether the final outcome of the case will be consistent with this ruling.

==

fine, no press briefings at all - until case outcome is known. "all are punish'd "

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:35 AM (bUjCl)

249 This Ocasio-Cortez isn't just stupid. She is unstable. Seriously. I think she's certifiable. I don't think she will survive her first term without a trip to the Ninth Floor of Bellevue.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot

============

She's going to be in Congress for 40 years.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Unless Ft. Marcy Park claims her first.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:36 AM (9vbJt)

250 Beautiful, you peasants.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at November 16, 2018 10:36 AM (6BOW3)

251 #BREAKING: Judge orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass
--
So in the confrontation between the US Federal Marshalls enforcing a court order and the US Secret Service protecting the White House Grounds, who wins that scuffle?

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 10:36 AM (hrcfq)

252 News via Trump twitter. Enjoy.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:36 AM (bUjCl)

253 230
A judge has ordered get his pass returned.

Posted by: Mr. Skeptical at November 16, 2018 10:29 AM (FvUTR)

But they are under no obligation to call on him. He just never gets the mic. Of course, the next thing will be that his club mates then start demanding that Acosta be given a question when THEY are called on.
To which the proper response is to skip them and go to the next guy. And so on. If it keeps up, close the briefing. "I guess that's all then, good bye!"
Wash, rinse, repeat.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:36 AM (8tNRg)

254 OMFG, judge orders WH to reinstate Accoster's tumescent pass?

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at November 16, 2018 10:36 AM (iBjfE)

255 LIttle shits

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (bUjCl)

256 oh goodness, this is a trump appointed judge at that.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (a0IVu)

257 Was that ruling made in Hawaii?
Posted by: Mr. Skeptical


How would that circuit court have jurisdiction over DC?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (9vbJt)

258 cnn is not press in the traditional free of ideology they are the arm of the progressives.
this is b.s

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (aSpXp)

259 Amber Athey @amber_athey
37s
Breaking: Judge issues an injunction ordering the White House to reinstate Jim Acosta's press pass. The case is not over and this is not a ruling on whether or not the administration violated CNN/Acosta's First/Fifth Amendment rights.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (BqBId)

260 247
they don't have to call on him, right? Or did the judge say that he gets to ask ALL the questions too?


Posted by: DJ at November 16, 2018 10:35 AM (MJ7Tg)

I thought this too. Let Acosta go first. give him long winded answers to every question he asks. Then when hes used up the whole time end the presser. No one else gets to speak.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (+6jVU)

261 I think she'll porcelain big teeth herself to death, or die from the black hair-dye she insisted upon using on her dark brown frizzy hair to make it appear black.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (6BOW3)

262 No, the press corps needs to deal with Acosta. he is a prick, and no one likes him.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (bUjCl)

263 Permanently end press briefings. One page, single spaced press releases from SHS for these worthless subhumans to report on.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (lRU+B)

264 Judges are pieces of shit. They don't want left wing mobs coming after them and their families which is why so many GOP appointed judges turn out to be so cowardly.

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (trMj1)

265 nevermind, the Press has always been skewed to masters.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (aSpXp)

266 So in the confrontation between the US Federal Marshalls enforcing a court order and the US Secret Service protecting the White House Grounds, who wins that scuffle?
Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf


Marshals would never make it past the front gate.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (9vbJt)

267 Call on him, but always screw up his name.

Like Paul Newman's character did with Lonergan in "The Sting."

Just to piss him off.

"Acrosta."

"Ass-toker."

"Acoustic."

"Ass-scooter."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (H7LIz)

268 251
#BREAKING: Judge orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass

--

So in the confrontation between the US Federal Marshalls enforcing a
court order and the US Secret Service protecting the White House
Grounds, who wins that scuffle?

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 10:36 AM (hrcfq)
whoever draws their firearm first and able to get shots on target the quickest and most accurately.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (jxbfJ)

269 WH should just cancel all press conferences.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:38 AM (a0IVu)

270 So, is the judge going to order Trump or press sect. to call on Acosta as well? I say that only half jokingly.


Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (MxEKc)

271 So, what are we now?
a) a post-constitutional bureaucracy
b) a judicial autocracy
c) ?

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (iBjfE)

272 The case is not over and this is not a ruling on
whether or not the administration violated CNN/Acosta's First/Fifth
Amendment rights.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (BqBId)

Yeah, I think people need to understand that. It's just an injunction to keep the status quo until the case is ruled on. Acosta didn't win. Not out of the ordinary.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (8tNRg)

273 Why take any questions from the press, at all? A half dozen sessions where no questions are taken should drive home a point.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (ffWPP)

274 It seems like nothing has quite been going our way since mid-term elections.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (a0IVu)

275 So in the confrontation between the US Federal Marshalls enforcing a court order and the US Secret Service protecting the White House Grounds, who wins that scuffle?

The Marshalls should fly in some Colombian hookers. The Secret Servicemen will immediately drop their pants and desert the building

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (ykYG2)

276 OK, under what law and authority is the Judge making this ruling?

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (NgKpN)

277 fine, no press briefings at all - until case outcome is known. "all are punish'd "

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:35 AM (bUjCl)

This. shut ti down, and say only "for the safety of our staff." That aide should press charges against Acosta for assault.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (+6jVU)

278
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (+6jVU)

Did you and Heidi get home all right? No one had to be bailed out?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (BWL+E)

279 so the press is to have a politcal soapbox agitating against the Rule of Law !

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (aSpXp)

280 Man, f*** these judges.

At this point I'm not sure there IS a way to clean out the hacks and the BS under the current framework, especially given how the folks who are supposed to be carrying out or adjudicating the law have their thumbs so heavily and blatantly on the scales.

Those who can, stock up. Storm's a-comin'.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (AM1GF)

281 learned that an old roommate died today. Haven't spoken to her in decades but she was a good person.
Only 5 years older than me.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (XZ3Gp)

282 So, what are we now?
--
A geographic area ruled by interlocking fiefdoms.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (hrcfq)

283 Yeah, I think people need to understand that. It's just an injunction to keep the status quo until the case is ruled on. Acosta didn't win. Not out of the ordinary.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (8tNRg)

does not matter. It is setting a Precedent.

This essentially states that the Court is the arbiter of who gets into the White House.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (NgKpN)

284 The colors in this picture are good.
But it fails the 'I art' test for me: as in, if I could make it, it's probably not real art.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (bcbK8)

285 Early vacation for Sarah Sanders. Sarah, take some time off. Enjoy.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (bUjCl)

286 give Acosta the pass. never call on him, when he goes nuts have security tase him.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (+6jVU)

I would pay to see that....again and again.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (cxHbL)

287 We don't need a WH press briefing anymore in the age of instant social media.

Far better to get the scoop right from the horses mouth on the internet.
The MSM just wants this because it's one of the last ways they have to control the message through their filter.
They are rapidly losing this power, thank goodness.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (8tNRg)

288

POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A 73-year-old Florida woman brought a bag of meth to her doctor to be tested.

According to the Miami Herald, police said Barbara Lee Ray gave a plastic bag and a plastic container, both with a white crystal-like substance, to the doctor's office staff because she was "scared" of what smoking it was doing to her.

Both tested positive for methamphetamine.

The arrest report stated the woman had been using the drug for abouth a month, but it was not yet known where she got the meth or why she had been smoking it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (aKsyK)

289 is this a McConnellpick?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (aSpXp)

290 So, a judge can issue a restraining order that requires the president to grant access to the WH? Fine. Acosta sits in the back and is never called on.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (dNzKv)

291 Sorry votermom.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (ykYG2)

292 >>260 247 they don't have to call on him, right? Or did the judge say that he gets to ask ALL the questions too?

Sarah should have an answer for him. "Thank you for your question, Jim. Yes, the White House does believe in working for a strong, prosperous America."

"But Sarah, can I ask a follow-up?"

"Yes. President Trump does believe in working for a strong, prosperous America."

"Next question. NBC? Go."

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 10:42 AM (Bdeb0)

293 276 So in the confrontation between the US Federal Marshalls enforcing a court order and the US Secret Service protecting the White House Grounds, who wins that scuffle?

The Marshalls should fly in some Colombian hookers. The Secret Servicemen will immediately drop their pants and desert the building
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (ykYG2)

Can I get in on that action?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 10:42 AM (bcbK8)

294 221 Modrian was a "technical mediocrity"? If you had seen his early works in person you would know that he was not a technical mediocrity. Technical mediocrity, my ass!

Posted by: Glenn John at November 16, 2018 10:42 AM (wvfPr)

295 271
So, is the judge going to order Trump or press sect. to call on Acosta as well? I say that only half jokingly.

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (MxEKc)


Its not like Acostas a minority. There's thousands of douche bags in the press.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:42 AM (+6jVU)

296 I'll bet Acosta ran to Mommy and said his brother/sister hit him every time something happened. I can imagine him smirking at his siblings from behind his mother's dress as she said "Don't hit your brother again or you will be in big trouble!"

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 10:42 AM (MxEKc)

297 I would love to hear Acosta yell "Don't take me, bro!"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (dNzKv)

298 Just switch to the JEF's presser frequency, which is virtually never. I'm sure they'll start slobbering all over that.

Better: Make a life-size cardboard cutout of The President flipping the bird with both hands and stand it behind the podium.

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (iBjfE)

299 does not matter. It is setting a Precedent.



This essentially states that the Court is the arbiter of who gets into the White House.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (NgKpN)

I don't think so. The court could very well dismiss the case, on the grounds that they are NOT that arbiter. From what I've read, the case is very weak and poorly presented.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (8tNRg)

300 I see Some Judges rules for Some Laws and miss others.

rthe press is advocatging and agitating gainst a sitting President daily, while agitating against written Laws on a sovereign state, and yet The press has More rights than legal written law , or a president to decide what's Best in the WH press room?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (aSpXp)

301 "The Black Pill guy doesn't resonate with me. A guy
with a suspicious background trying to tell me something I already
believe doesn't confirm my conclusions. Instead it makes me wonder what
kind of con job he is running.Posted by: Nuland


he makes some hard hitting videos, which imo is needed. But I haven't agreed with all his emphasis, or conclusions (am not aware of his background). This video makes a strong point ... (I didn't really analyze each photo he used).


imo the "infiltration" is greater than 95% of "us" can imagine. That is why Brennan/Mueller are still out their and the coup is ongoing, and why Hillary had been untouchable. It is why BLM or Antifa have the support of cops and mayors, and why our borders are still mostly open.


But those groups are probably also infiltrated (like TeaParty was over time, any org' calling out the warming baloney or Holder's gun running gets named conspiracy theory). And they insert the more crazy into these movements, carrying Nazi flags or other hate signs so the mSM can get their preferred photo-op or sound bite. Or as with Charlottesville, they stage manage both sides ... the support of the RE Lee statue became KKK, and alternatives to GOPe became Alt-right violent Nazi.

They have the money and power to do all that... we have grass roots efforts, so Judicial Watch is doing the work of our justice department, as if our own DoJ or Special Counsel just can't figure out what cirmes Hillary committed. (but they can persecute a dozen on the Trump side)

Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (Cus5s)

302 Accosta must be preening and self satisfied this morning..ugh. I hate that bastard.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (a0IVu)

303 That aide should press charges against Acosta for assault.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (+6jVU)


and the WH too - for violating rules. CNN - for compromising security of WH personnel.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (bUjCl)

304 A talking-to?A derring-do.Shiver me timbers,I've got to go.

Posted by: Lincoln F. Sternn at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (TBpGE)

305 287 give Acosta the pass. never call on him, when he goes nuts have security tase him.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:34 AM (+6jVU)

I would pay to see that....again and again.
Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 10:41 AM (cxHbL)

Have Sarah come out, make a statement, and then say 'we will not be taking any questions. The Courts and Press have denied us the right to control press conferences, so we will from now on only be making statements'.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (NgKpN)

306 Judge rules in favor of keeping Women in their place!

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:44 AM (aSpXp)

307 I still can't get my mind around how he can use the WH Press Pass to intimidate and/or influence witnesses.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 10:44 AM (MIKMs)

308 Have Sarah come out, make a statement, and then say 'we will not be taking any questions. The Courts and Press have denied us the right to control press conferences, so we will from now on only be making statements'.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (NgKpN)

This.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:44 AM (a0IVu)

309 Accosta must be preening and self satisfied this morning..ugh. I hate that bastard.
Posted by: IC at



Many journalists do too. He takes away from them, dominates the conversation.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:44 AM (bUjCl)

310 >>I can imagine him smirking at his siblings from behind his mother's dress as she said "Don't hit your brother again or you will be in big trouble!" Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 10:42 AM (MxEKc)

I prefer to think of Mrs. Acosta crouching down, taking him firmly by the earlobe, twisting it, looking into his eyes, and whispering "I want the nine months back, Jimmy. You owe me nine months."

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 10:45 AM (Bdeb0)

311 A 73-year-old Florida woman

So, my mom's age (roughly), except for the Florida part. What is it with that state. I can't think of anybody this stupid who, presented with a crystal something she doesn't know, would think "whatever, let's smoke it and see".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:45 AM (ykYG2)

312 Fuck. William Goldman died...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 10:45 AM (bcbK8)

313 I don't think so. The court could very well dismiss the case, on the grounds that they are NOT that arbiter. From what I've read, the case is very weak and poorly presented.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:43 AM (8tNRg)

Except that he created an injunction to a matter. You are only supposed to do that IF the case has a good chance of winning.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:46 AM (NgKpN)

314 @281


This illustrates that even with McConnell working as fast as he can to get conservative judges confirmed all it takes is one judge shopped black robed tyrant to issue his decree and make everybody bend a knee.


Then it's got to work it's way up the sausage factory to the SCOTUS where we may, MAY get some solomon like splitting the baby bullshit decision.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 10:46 AM (qxq6t)

315 I am no legal expert, but I am pretty sure the president can tell the judge to cram that tro up his robe sideways without lube.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 10:46 AM (dNzKv)

316 the press has the right to agitate violence against the President and his constituents?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:47 AM (aSpXp)

317 You know you are getting old when you start recognizing the names in the obituary columns.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 10:47 AM (hrcfq)

318 A judge has ordered get his pass returned.

Sure, here's your pass. It's expired, but at least you have it.

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 10:47 AM (lK7fO)

319 Something also being left out by the left in this ruling..

The Federal Judge said that Sarah Sanders and President Trump are not obligated to call on Jim Acosta..

Let's see how little Jimmy likes being ignored.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (BqBId)

320 I don't understand the Acosta thing. Aren't there any hard limits on what a judge can or cannot rule on if someone files suit?

Let's say you stopped inviting someone to your house because he behaved inappropriately one day, and the guy files suit and demands access to your house any time he wants. Can a sympathetic judge really grant him this right, and would you have to honor it while waiting to appeal?

I can't believe that it is merely judges' "good behavior" that prevents them from making such rulings. There must be some meta-law. How can the WH be forced to grant an unruly person access to press conferences? It's ridiculous.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (/qEW2)

321 Yeah, I think people need to understand that. It's just an injunction to keep the status quo until the case is ruled on. Acosta didn't win. Not out of the ordinary.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 16, 2018 10:39 AM (8tNRg)

Ok for those of us not in the legal profession, help us out here. A judge orders the WH to reinstate Jim Acosta's press pass and that is not a win for Acosta , CNN, Fox, etc? What am I missing here?

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (lCdzT)

322 the press has the right to agitate violence against the President and his constituents?
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:47 AM (aSpXp)


no, it was a narrow, temporary thing - sought relief and got it. for now.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (bUjCl)

323 Did you and Heidi get home all right? No one had to be bailed out?



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (BWL+E)

Lol...well Heidi got the Uber Platinum service as usual, Flask o' vodka, ice, coffee cup, cheese slices. I did not have another drink before I went because the maniacs here were keen on me doing it, and the hilariousness of me getting tased and arrested and possibly sodomized....so I knew I shouldn't. That's kind of a good gauge on any questions about drinking. Ask the horde and then do the opposite.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (+6jVU)

324 J.J., you've got to go be a White House reporter in the Press Pool.

It's apparently a right.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (LX21o)

325 Acosta has the right to accost a woman at a press conference, thanks Judge.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (aSpXp)

326 Judge could have dismissed after 5 mins.

Judge did not do that.


Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (trMj1)

327 I know, nobody is immortal. But the thought that the creator of 'The Princess Bride' is no longer among us is sad.

Gah, more I think about it, the worse it gets.

Luckily...I bought Crispy Creme donuts for work today.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 10:49 AM (bcbK8)

328 You know you are getting old when you start recognizing the names in the obituary columns.

I just hope that in Heaven, they're filming that Apone and Hudson "Aliens" spinoff.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 10:49 AM (ykYG2)

329 We are a natin of laws, and with that goes the always available option of legal abuse. Decades and decades of Democrats and Liberal Republicans appointing Progressive Judges... we are seeing just how deep the rot goes.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 10:49 AM (ffWPP)

330 321 I don't understand the Acosta thing. Aren't there any hard limits on what a judge can or cannot rule on if someone files suit?

Let's say you stopped inviting someone to your house because he behaved inappropriately one day, and the guy files suit and demands access to your house any time he wants. Can a sympathetic judge really grant him this right, and would you have to honor it while waiting to appeal?

I can't believe that it is merely judges' "good behavior" that prevents them from making such rulings. There must be some meta-law. How can the WH be forced to grant an unruly person access to press conferences? It's ridiculous.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (/qEW2)

The meta law is "these people are leftists, therefore what they do is good. Orange Man Bad, therefore it is right that we stop him."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 10:49 AM (KUaJL)

331 That aide should press charges against Acosta for assault.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:40 AM (+6jVU)

---

This.

You're kicked out and banned from any restaurant, bar, Walmart, etc. anywhere in the United States for the same action.

Make them own it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 10:50 AM (LX21o)

332
You know you are getting old when you start recognizing the names in the obituary columns.

This is the only reason I continue to read Chemical and Engineering News.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 10:50 AM (BWL+E)

333 we Were a nation of laws,, now we're a nation of progressive politcal whims

laws of used by them against others, otherwise ignored totally.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:51 AM (aSpXp)

334 I think here is where Obama reminds us that when as president he ALWAYS welcomed tough questioning since freedom of the press is critical to a functioning democracy.

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 10:51 AM (MxEKc)

335 no, it was a narrow, temporary thing - sought relief and got it. for now.
=====

Nonsense. There is no requirement for a defendant to grant access to a hostile lawsuit. Imprudently granted.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 10:51 AM (MIKMs)

336 white house aide#metoo!

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:51 AM (aSpXp)

337 no, it was a narrow, temporary thing - sought relief and got it. for now.
Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 10:48 AM (bUjCl)

Under what legal authority?

What LAW was broken that he could get 'relief' from a Judge?

Judges can't order shit 'just because'... they have to be a legal basis or they CAN'T stop something from happening.

Otherwise, we are not a Republic, but a Kritarchy (rule by Judges).

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:52 AM (NgKpN)

338 The left intimidates everyone to get their way. They do it to judges.

Why don't we do it?

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at November 16, 2018 10:52 AM (trMj1)

339 So if the WH holds another press conference and little Jimmy shows up. no matter how much he runs to the front of the room, screaming his questions, yelling at Sarah Sanders, grabbing a microphone, etc. he must be allowed to have his temper tantrums in the WH?

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 10:52 AM (lCdzT)

340 IMO, the greatest and most lasting accomplishment of Trump is his appointment of Young ,Conservative Judges.
For this alone, he ( and McConnell and Graham, et al) are to be praied.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (ffWPP)

341
Rick Scott's numbers actually improved after the machine recount in Broward... but they got the numbers in two minutes late so they didn't count.. Now Scott's team is asking that The Secretary of State include the updated numbers:

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (BqBId)

342 Can someone cite me the code for the crime of denying a WH press pass?

Posted by: Eisenhorn at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (uGHnY)

343 337
white house aide#metoo!

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:51 AM (aSpXp)

Excellent willow, and I did not have another drink before snatching Heidi for the airport. You were the only voice of reason.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (+6jVU)

344 journalist are now professional agitators for the left , why aren't they treated as Obama treats his agitators and shown the door?

or thrown in a closet? or harassed by DOJ..
of course not!

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:54 AM (aSpXp)

345 207 Fox is reporting that the federal judge ruled in favor of Acosta.

What the hell is wrong with this country....
Posted by: William Eaton at November 16, 2018 10:28 AM (MuTTO)

Oh fer fuck's sake, on what possible basis?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

346 339 The left intimidates everyone to get their way. They do it to judges.

Why don't we do it?
Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at November 16, 2018 10:52 AM (trMj1)

Because we don't own Silicon Valley, and we have morals that keep us from threatening violence on people we know we wouldn't win once it GOT violent.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 10:54 AM (UnA8+)

347 Bob, because I know heidioves you and wasn't here to speak for you.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:54 AM (aSpXp)

348 341 IMO, the greatest and most lasting accomplishment of Trump is his appointment of Young ,Conservative Judges.
For this alone, he ( and McConnell and Graham, et al) are to be praied.
Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (ffWPP)

Uh, this Judge is a Trump appointee...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (NgKpN)

349 Trumps biggest mistake, IMHO, is his constant deference to the Judiciary.
Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (udOi9)

this. He seems to still be under the illusion that the law is what it says it is. That may have been so when he was a democrat donating to democrats, but now that he is the enemy, he is finding out that the judiciary is simply another enforcement arm of the DNC.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (lCdzT)

350 259 Amber Athey @amber_athey
37s
Breaking: Judge issues an injunction ordering the White House to reinstate Jim Acosta's press pass. The case is not over and this is not a ruling on whether or not the administration violated CNN/Acosta's First/Fifth Amendment rights.
Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (BqBId)

PDT should ignore it.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (NWiLs)

351 346 journalist are now professional agitators for the left , why aren't they treated as Obama treats his agitators and shown the door?

or thrown in a closet? or harassed by DOJ..
of course not!
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:54 AM (aSpXp)

Conservatives have never been good at playing hardball.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (ffWPP)

352 His press pass should never have been taken in the first place. He's worth far more electorally making a shameful spectacle of himself and his profession than he is smirking on his way to the courthouse as a "free-speech martyr."

Trump and Sanders were playing him fine prior; no reason to stop using him.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (Bdeb0)

353 Uh, this Judge is a Trump appointee...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (NgKpN)

Yeah. Ridiculous.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (a0IVu)

354 Trump must NOT fold on this.
The judge is formally establishing a privileged priesthood, giving "rights" to a special class that no other Americans can claim.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (Rxduq)

355 349
Bob, because I know heidioves you and wasn't here to speak for you.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:54 AM (aSpXp)

Well you sounded just like her.."No Bob"... Lol!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (+6jVU)

356 She should press charges if she chooses to herself.
She will be hounded if she does so she better mean it.
They will bait her into saying she was told to if she is not sturdy in bearing.

/ wishing to hear Tango Down once again for real
Never to hear - making do with memories - when warriors moved underneath

Posted by: ListOfNames at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (Tr9jL)

357 talk about a ruling to be made to work in a hostile work environment!

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (aSpXp)

358 The meta law is "these people are leftists, therefore what they do is good. Orange Man Bad, therefore it is right that we stop him."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 10:49 AM (KUaJL)


Soon to be codified and granted an effective legal position because of precedent!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (n9EOP)

359 I knew I would be pissed off today.


This groundhog day shit is getting ridiculous.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (qxq6t)

360 >>Oh fer fuck's sake, on what possible basis?

Temporary stay until the case is heard next week.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

361 350

Uh, this Judge is a Trump appointee...
Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (NgKpN)

He chose poorly, then, didn't he?

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (ffWPP)

362 norights@ you will listen to us and if you don't...

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (aSpXp)

363 Two options:

1. cancel press briefings, or
2. don't take any questions.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:57 AM (a0IVu)

364 362 >>Oh fer fuck's sake, on what possible basis?

Temporary stay until the case is heard next week.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

Matters not...

The Court has de facto declared they DO have Jurisdiction over this matter.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:57 AM (NgKpN)

365 aww our betters got a ruling to keep agitating the shit out of the country.

because that's not Hostile to America at all.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:57 AM (aSpXp)

366 William Goldman wrote 'A Bridge Too Far', maybe my favorite war movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 10:57 AM (bcbK8)

367 OK damn i get sucked in here....later gators.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 16, 2018 10:58 AM (+6jVU)

368 366 362 >>Oh fer fuck's sake, on what possible basis?

Temporary stay until the case is heard next week.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

Matters not...

The Court has de facto declared they DO have Jurisdiction over this matter.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:57 AM (NgKpN)

To continue the thought... its like Obama care.

Once the Congress declared it had jurisdiction over Medical Care in this country, they were never going to give it back.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:58 AM (NgKpN)

369 Uh, this Judge is a Trump appointee...
Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM (NgKpN)

Apparently, whoever in the federalist society recommended this one was a mole.

I mean, there is no way this should garner this kind of time and attention from a judge. Apparently, he wanted to turn one of his first high profile cases into a "look at me, I'm a big wig judge" by not ruling on it for weeks and now issuing an injunction against a separate branch of government.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 10:58 AM (lCdzT)

370 pfft, politics is for suckers.

ive had enough.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:59 AM (aSpXp)

371 We are no longer a Republic.

We are a Kritarchy.... rule by Judges.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:00 AM (NgKpN)

372 372 pfft, politics is for suckers.

ive had enough.
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 10:59 AM (aSpXp)

Comrade Jarrett appareciates your Submission.

But She denies forgiveness.

Please step onto the train.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:00 AM (UnA8+)

373 Now Scott's team is asking that The Secretary of State include the updated numbers:

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (BqBId)


We are a Nation of (Administrative) Laws, made up on the fly, by un-elected bureaucratic and tenured judges.

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 11:00 AM (n9EOP)

374 >>Once the Congress declared it had jurisdiction over Medical Care in this country, they were never going to give it back.

That ship sailed years ago with Medicare and Medicaid.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

375 295 221 Modrian was a "technical mediocrity"? If you had seen his early works in person you would know that he was not a technical mediocrity. Technical mediocrity, my ass!
Posted by: Glenn John at November 16, 2018 10:42 AM (wvfPr)
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IF? I have.

"Mediocre" doesn't mean "bad," BTW. It just means middling, average, unremarkable.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (Rxduq)

376 I hope this is the impetus for no longer having press conferences.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (lCdzT)

377 I can't believe that it is merely judges' "good behavior" that prevents them from making such rulings. There must be some meta-law. How can the WH be forced to grant an unruly person access to press conferences? It's ridiculous.

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There is one dark bright side. Judges have only so much power as people think they have. If people don't think they have it, they don't have it. That's why they dress in robes like medieval priests. They do everything they can to create the illusion of power.

Every screwball opinion like this brings the day closer when their feet of clay crumble.

Of course, when that day cames, the burning times begin.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (+y/Ru)

378
This Acosta thing isn't about him touching the intern. It is about his belligerent and abusive behavior in a controlled access government facility.

The Never Trumpers rail and rant about what they say is Trump's hostile and belligerent behavior and those same people are silent about Acosta unless they support his attacks on the President.

Now we have a conflict over who has the authority to control access to a sensitive government installation; the President of the United States or some local appointed judge.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (hrcfq)

379 Aren't there any hard limits on what a judge can or cannot rule on if someone files suit?

Not that we've found, and we should know since we're the ones deciding!

Posted by: Judges at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (OiC69)

380 Not a 1st amendment rights case: Only guarantees right to speech, not right to access of information.

Not a 5th amendment case: Press Pass never "belongs" to the holder, it is always the property of The White House. Like a College ID or an EZ Pass widget.

There. I just saved you several weeks of silk-clad bullshit.

Make checks payable to....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (BRvh1)

381 Well, progs here in GA (at least our local loons) are calling for Tank Abrams to run for the Senate if the gubernatorial election is "stolen" from her.

They want her to run for David Perdue's seat. Yeah, you go gurl.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (ptqGC)

382 Breaking: Judge issues an injunction ordering the White House to reinstate Jim Acosta's press pass. The case is not over and this is not a ruling on whether or not the administration violated CNN/Acosta's First/Fifth Amendment rights.
Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:37 AM (BqBId)

PDT should ignore it.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 10:55 AM


You mean like Hillary ignoring a subpoena to deliver her server hard drive?
Good call.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (e7O7B)

383 (meant 4th amendment, not 5th)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (BRvh1)

384 All government whips have been told to cancel any engagements today and return to London as a source close to the whip's office says a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister is now "likely" - Sky News

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (BqBId)

385 Shut 'er down. Nobody (even elected officials) are constrained to answer unwanted questions. There is an electoral process to remedy that. Congresspeople must answer reporters? Hah.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (MIKMs)

386 Does this also mean that reporters now have an unfettered right to enter YOUR home and harass you, and you have no right to remove (or REMOVE) them?

Is this the precedent we're setting?

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:03 AM (UnA8+)

387 Acosta inherited Helen Thomas' seat.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:03 AM (bUjCl)

388 Judges get the first rides on Pinochet Airlines

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 11:03 AM (OLCnA)

389 Drama Jimmy Accoster sure seemed full of himself (more than usual) on the newz.


What a mincing little ponce.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2018 11:04 AM (ptqGC)

390 376 >>Once the Congress declared it had jurisdiction over Medical Care in this country, they were never going to give it back.

That ship sailed years ago with Medicare and Medicaid.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

Huge difference between paying for something, and outright control of something.

Huge difference between 'I will pay for it so you can have it' and 'you must do this under penalty of law'.


And note, Obamacare never went away, did it.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:04 AM (NgKpN)

391 >>Shut 'er down. Nobody (even elected officials) are constrained to answer unwanted questions. There is an electoral process to remedy that. Congresspeople must answer reporters? Hah.

Or, they could just stop calling on him. There is no law that says Jim Acosta must get a question during every press conference.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:04 AM (/tuJf)

392 Is there at least something useful going on behind the scenes that isn't being talked about since the press is so focused on Acosta?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:04 AM (KUaJL)

393 366----Matters not...

The Court has de facto declared they DO have Jurisdiction over this matter.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 10:57 AM (NgKpN)
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I want the National Enquirer, Podunk County Weekly, Ace, and John Doe off the street to demand press passes NOW.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (Rxduq)

394 Jim Acosta can still ask WH any questions he likes at any time.

They've got a very public, very available presence for any and sundry to submit inquirires.

The "Press Corps" is a polite fiction designed to keep one journalist from lying about what he was told by the WH, because every other journalist in the room hears it and can confirm or deny what was said. It's got bugger all to do with "Access" or "Transparency".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (BRvh1)

395 OH, and for those saying Trump should ignore the order???

Impeachment proceedings would start on day 1 of the Dem Congress.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (NgKpN)

396 Changing phones sucks.

Posted by: tbodie at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (HdZcn)

397 373 Now Scott's team is asking that The Secretary of State include the updated numbers:

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 10:53 AM (BqBId)

We are a Nation of (Administrative) Laws, made up on the fly, by un-elected bureaucratic and tenured judges.

What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 11:00 AM (n9EOP)

In this case it sounds like Snipes deliberately sandbagged the votes to short Scott.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

398 Comrade Jarrett appareciates your Submission.

But She denies forgiveness.

Please step onto the train.
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:00 AM (UnA8+)
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That's about it, right? They want you to stop paying attention. Frustrating, especially in places like here in MN.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (Xvo1a)

399 But I can comment again.

Posted by: tbodie at November 16, 2018 11:06 AM (HdZcn)

400 Movies written by the, now late, William Goldman:
Masquerade -1965
Harper - 1966
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - 1969, won the Academy award

The Hot Rock -1972
The Stepford Wives -1975
The Great Waldo Pepper - 1975
Marathon Man -1976 (also wrote the novel)
All the President's Men - 1976, won the Academy award

A Bridge Too Far - 1977, one of my top 100 films
Magic -1978
Heat - 1986 (not the Michael Mann movie0
The Princess Bride -1987, one of everyone's top 100 films

Twins -1988
Misery - 1990
A Few Good Men - 1992, script doctor
Memoirs of an Invisible Man - 1992
Year of the Comet - 1992
Chaplin -1992
Indecent Proposal - 1993
Malice - 1993, script doctor
Maverick -1994
Dolores Claiborne - 1995, script doctor
Extreme Measures - 1996, script doctor
The Ghost and the Darkness -1996
Fierce Creatures - 1997, script doctor
Good Will Hunting - 1997, script doctor and the source of much rumor

Absolute Power -1997
The General's Daughter - 1999
Hearts in Atlantis - 2001
Dreamcatcher -2003
Wild Card -2015

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:06 AM (bcbK8)

401

1. cancel press briefings, or

2. don't take any questions.
Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 10:57 AM (a0IVu)


3. Only allow Acosta in, no cameras, Acosta has to bring his own recording devices, until the court hears the case "Since the judge says Acosta has special privilege to be here, the rest of you don't"

4. begin process of only allowing 3 month press passes renewed for each individual once every two years.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2018 11:06 AM (mUa7G)

402 >>And note, Obamacare never went away, did it.

Thanks to one man, John McCain.

But the truth is the government has been involved with healthcare forever at all levels. Obamacare brought it to a head but government has been encroaching on healthcare at the state and federal level for a long, long time.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

403 Looks like a lichtenberg figure.

Posted by: irright at November 16, 2018 11:06 AM (pMGkg)

404 386 Does this also mean that reporters now have an unfettered right to enter YOUR home and harass you, and you have no right to remove (or REMOVE) them?

Is this the precedent we're setting?
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 11:03 AM (UnA8+)

It sure as hell means I can camp out in CNN's office buildings, barge into Acosta's office, and heckle him 24/7.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:06 AM (BRvh1)

405 This Acosta thing isn't about him touching the intern. It is about his belligerent and abusive behavior in a controlled access government facility.

The Never Trumpers rail and rant about what they say is Trump's hostile and belligerent behavior and those same people are silent about Acosta unless they support his attacks on the President.

Now we have a conflict over who has the authority to control access to a sensitive government installation; the President of the United States or some local appointed judge.
Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:01 AM (hrcfq)

I don't know this for certain, but some of the morons on here were unhappy with the Gov lawyers arguments in court( there's a reason lawyers work for the government, I dare say a lot of them couldn't get a decent private law firm job because they are incompetent) . They needed to leave the argument about Acosta hitting the arm of the intern, instead needed to argue that the executive branch has exclusive authority to determine entrance and exit of individuals entering the WH due to security concerns.
Levin knew exactly what Ted Olson would be arguing for CNN, and how it would be wrapped in the bill of rights, etc.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:07 AM (lCdzT)

406 REMOVE PREENING JOURNO PONCE

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 11:07 AM (rpZ5G)

407 A Bridge Too Far should be required viewing. That's what to remember Goldman for, not for Princess Bride which was crap.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (ykYG2)

408 Okay, I'm on the way to the WH for the next press conference... I'll expect my press pass to be waiting since I did write for my College newspaper .. Thus... Journalist

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

409 well, at least the judge gets his children back from the kidnappers?

Courts decide "orange man bad", overrules all executive authority?

Even if the actual case is not decided yet, seems pretty crazy that courts can decide such things. WH argued they don't need to prove bad behavior, as with executive appointments or firings, they don't have to fire for cause, they serve at the will of the president.


but I don't know details ... seems there was plenty of just cause against Acosta who aggressively insists on getting 10x as much time as other reporters.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (Cus5s)

410 OH, and for those saying Trump should ignore the order???

Impeachment proceedings would start on day 1 of the Dem Congress.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM


Pretty low bar for 'high crimes'. Fvck 'em. Let 'em have their little show trial.

It's the Senate that decides.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (e7O7B)

411 Somebody here know how many press conferences Trump conducts??? How does this compare to Obama, Bush, Clinton???

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (ffWPP)

412 Good old Ted. Lost his blooming mind afteter Barbara perished.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (bUjCl)

413
Or, they could just stop calling on him. There is no law that says Jim Acosta must get a question during every press conference.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:04 AM (/tuJf)


Then there would be a lawsuit demanding that Acosta be called on to ask questions. Because pompous propagandists gotta pompously propagandize.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (BWL+E)

414 Impeachment proceedings would start on day 1 of the Dem Congress.
Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (NgKpN)

HAHAHAHA... yeah. Sure.

And the sun will also rise on day 1 of the Dem congress, so Trump shouldn't do anything at all.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (BRvh1)

415 392
Rule 1: don't talk about fight club

Rule 2: see rule 1

Posted by: LON at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (Tr9jL)

416 I'd stamp VOID on Jimmy's pass.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (cxHbL)

417 I know it is art if there are trees. Is it still art if it is only one tree?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (3sjI6)

418 @400 - Goldman also wrote The Princess Bride novel. It's good.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (ySEwc)

419 Aren't there some things in which it's impossible for a judge to give an "injunction"? Areas outside of their sphere of decision making? Let's say I want to stop purchasing Folgers and start purchasing Taster's Choice. Can Folgers really file suit for an "injuction" against me making that decision and a judge grant it until the matter is adjudicated?

It seems there are spheres completely outside the judge's authority in which a judge has absolutely zero say, even to issue an injunction. I'd think the WH arbitrarily kicking out a nasty brat like Acosta would be one of them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (/qEW2)

420 Trump is a way stronger person than me..coz with all these non-stop attacks, I would have given up.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (a0IVu)

421 It's no Rothko.

Posted by: Piet Mondrian at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (Z216Q)

422 414 Impeachment proceedings would start on day 1 of the Dem Congress.
Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (NgKpN)

They already will be

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:09 AM (O2RFr)

423 Impeachment proceedings would start on day 1 of the Dem Congress.
Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (NgKpN)

Would?

They're going to do that already.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:10 AM (KUaJL)

424 Oh God Almighty! The one soy boi owner of the company I work for is going on about the "doctored" video. You can clearly see that Acosta just stood there and did nothing as she tried to pull the microphone from his hand. Just one more reason to find a new job

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 11:10 AM (OLCnA)

425 Jay Sekulow for AG !

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:10 AM (bUjCl)

426 The one soy boi owner of the company I work for is going on about the "doctored" video.




faygala

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (bUjCl)

427 Misery was great too. Although Goldman had one of King's better stories to work from. And then the director chose Kathy Bates, and let her loose.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (ykYG2)

428 Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:07 AM

Thank you. I am delighted to learn that Levin agrees with me.

/joke. It was meant to be a joke.
/I was not parroting something I heard Levin say.
/I thought it up all by myself.
/seriously
/I occasionally have lucid moments.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (hrcfq)

429 414 Impeachment proceedings would start on day 1 of the Dem Congress.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:05 AM (NgKpN)

You mean, they're not going to anyway?

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (NYS7S)

430 Remember the Clinton trial after he was impeached?? Yeah, neither do I.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (ffWPP)

431 Jay Sekulow for AG !

He would be great but I think the Senate wouldn't pass him and he is on trumps legal team

Posted by: It's me donna at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (O2RFr)

432 If the WH is required to issue press passes, does this also apply to every government organization? What about every company? Every individual?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (KUaJL)

433
You know for our side being 'just like Hitler' we sure don't act like Hitler very often, if at all.

WWHD with Acosta?

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (e7O7B)

434 Goldman had a heck of an ear of dialog.

He was also good at story structure and creating conflict. Sometimes that comes off as artificial, execution matters, but he really codified what goes into a good story or screenplay.

Donald Maas and Robert McKee both quote and borrow heavily from his screenplays and on his books on screenwriting.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (bcbK8)

435 I liked The General's Daughter but it felt like A Few Good Men And One Nympho. Wasn't a very original script.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:12 AM (ykYG2)

436
WWHD with Acosta?
Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (e7O7B)

The press would have been in America-Dachau two years ago - on January 21th. Trump's press conferences would be in front of cheering children.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:13 AM (ABjxW)

437 Good old Ted. Lost his blooming mind afteter Barbara perished.
Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:08 AM (bUjCl)

Olson simply came out of the closet as a liberal leftist lawyer after 911 and the Bush administration came to a close. I believe he was on the legal team that pushed gay marriage to the Supreme Court. I think he decided with Obama's election that if he wanted to continue the high profile administration legal gravy train, he needed to get on the one headed down the tracks.
I'm sure being a lawyer for left wing causes is much more high paying than working for a moderate republican think tank.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:13 AM (lCdzT)

438 Hikaru, really? no i'm going to make myself as small as possible which is a trick for someone that already knows how this works out.

Steve, eat your peas, remember when judges decided we had to Eat or Peas and pay for them?
Obamacare?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:13 AM (aSpXp)

439 427 Misery was great too. Although Goldman had one of King's better stories to work from. And then the director chose Kathy Bates, and let her loose.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:11 AM (ykYG2)

Looking at the sheer number of King novels he adapted, he must had a good relationship with him.

Stephen King is also a fine writer, though he can't write endings....and not all his stuff is good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

440 The one soy boi owner of the company I work for is going on about the "doctored" video.

faygala
Posted by: runner



Remind him that thousands saw it live on three different networks.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 11:13 AM (9vbJt)

441 World's first oral sex robot...
Studies hours of porn to create top techniques...

"We spent the last three years listening to feedback from our 200,000 Autoblow 2 owners and in response built a new machine that mechanically better replicates the gliding and friction combination of the mouth and hand that men experience during oral sex".

https://bit.ly/2Bcoose

Autoblow 2: Electric Blow-or-Two

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

442 It's hard to believe anyone could be as naively stupid as Loopy Velez or AOC. You get a new job and you have to follow protocol.

Maybe she's a reality TV show.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 16, 2018 11:14 AM (nBr1j)

443 Bridge too Far is such a good movie, and reading the Book on Ministry of UnGentlemanly Warfare on how the anti tank guns worked.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at November 16, 2018 11:14 AM (dKiJG)

444 I believe he was on the legal team that pushed gay marriage to the Supreme Court.



Yes he was.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:14 AM (bUjCl)

445 441 World's first oral sex robot...
Studies hours of porn to create top techniques...

"We spent the last three years listening to feedback from our 200,000 Autoblow 2 owners and in response built a new machine that mechanically better replicates the gliding and friction combination of the mouth and hand that men experience during oral sex".

https://bit.ly/2Bcoose

Autoblow 2: Electric Blow-or-Two
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

Humanity is going to go extinct, isn't it?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (KUaJL)

446 And note, Obamacare never went away, did it.

--

Thanks to one man, John McCain.

---

No, we're not going to let that stick.

They got a clean repeal to Obama's desk when they knew they could count on him vetoing it.

They didn't bother voting on it when Trump was in office.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (LX21o)

447 435 I liked The General's Daughter but it felt like A Few Good Men And One Nympho. Wasn't a very original script.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2018 11:12 AM (ykYG2)

Oh sure, not everything on his screenplay list is good. Memoirs of an Invisible Man is so bad, he rips himself on it in one of his autobiographies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (bcbK8)

448 runner, wrong a faygala is innocent thesoy boi is a liar.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (aSpXp)

449 If this is a violation of Acosta's first amendment rights ...

Then Alex Jones deserves to have all of his social media accounts restored ASAP.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (/qEW2)

450 Is the monkey dead?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (dNzKv)

451 A tiny little bill, too. Five or so pages IIRC.

Hereby repealed. The end.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (LX21o)

452 Is there at least something useful going on behind
the scenes that isn't being talked about since the press is so focused
on Acosta?
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:04 AM (KUaJL)


Judge says Hillz has to be deposed to testify about using her unsecured bathroom server and non-USG email address to perform State Dept business

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (mUa7G)

453 Judge orders Acosta credentials be restored

Posted by: Perplexed at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (Tsy3Z)

454 384 All government whips have been told to cancel any engagements today and return to London as a source close to the whip's office says a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister is now "likely" - Sky News
Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (BqBId)

Ugh. Then a snap election, then Labour wins, then it's full-tilt socialism with a batshit-crazy PM. It's like the English-speaking world goes insane at roughly the same time.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (RD7QR)

455 Put him in a Lecter Suit and give him his shinebox. I mean Press Pass. And a Pledge Pin for his Lecter Suit.

Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (RuIsu)

456 Any blow by blow pics..... cum on....

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (5IHGB)

457 OT, the actress that played Nellie Olsen's mother Harriet Olsen, on Little House on the Prairie has died. She was 93, don't have the link at the moment.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (lCdzT)

458 https://bit.ly/2Bcoose

Autoblow 2: Electric Blow-or-Two
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

It's shit like this that makes me so proud to be an engineer. What a benefit to MANkind.

Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (ABjxW)

459 Somebody here know how many press conferences Trump conducts??? How does this compare to Obama, Bush, Clinton???
Posted by: kraken

>I've been trying to find a source that's not a news article about that, can't find anything.

Everything is just bitching about Trump had only one press conference in 2017.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (x7AgA)

460 runner, wrong a faygala is innocent thesoy boi is a liar.
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (aSpXp)

um, spelling ?

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (bUjCl)

461 joncelli, tell me this isn't all a planned eventuality for everyone

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:17 AM (aSpXp)

462 #450. Davy Jones died a few years ago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 11:17 AM (OLCnA)

463 >>They didn't bother voting on it when Trump was in office.

And you know why or should. They voted on a clean repeal when they knew it was going nowhere. It was for show, nothing more.

There were enough Republicans who's states had taken advantage of things like Medicaid expansion under Obamacare that they were never going to vote for a straight repeal when it mattered.

We might not like it, I don't like it, but that's reality.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:17 AM (/tuJf)

464 runner, is it? faygalal is a little bird I thought?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:18 AM (aSpXp)

465 runner, is it? faygalal is a little bird I thought?
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:18 AM (aSpXp)


yes, my friend. that is it.....

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:18 AM (bUjCl)

466 >>Ugh. Then a snap election, then Labour wins, then it's full-tilt socialism with a batshit-crazy PM. It's like the English-speaking world goes insane at roughly the same time.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (RD7QR)

Insh'allah.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 11:18 AM (Bdeb0)

467 A Bridge Too Far should be required viewing.

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That movie was both realistic and artistic. Some if the scenes of the parachuting itself were beautiful.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (+y/Ru)

468 President Trump should issue Chop-Chop Acosta a pass--for the judge's chambers.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (Ndje9)

469 Nood gorillia

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, yea Nationalism at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (bcbK8)

470 willow, maybe JJ will explain.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (bUjCl)

471 The soy boi's Trump Derangement Syndrome is out of control. He quotes the Michael Wolf book like it's gospel. At least a half an hour a day about how terrible or scary Trump is.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (OLCnA)

472 Jack, and so? they voted to enslave the Rest of the population financially

and reality! is it?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:19 AM (aSpXp)

473 An immdeiate action that the President could take is reducing the number of press conferences. They are little more than Media Spectacles now.
Written statements, read by Sarah Sanders.

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (ffWPP)

474 The simple answer to the "Acosta gets his press credentials back, at least temporarily" issue is 1) we're henceforth cancelling all press conferences until further notices, and 2) the next press conference we have the people handling the mics will be combat vets - good luck trying to keep them from getting the mic.

Yes, I know, the 'optics' would suck. Don't care - the 'optics' are gonna suck no matter what.

Posted by: DocJ at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (NYS7S)

475 >>Jack, and so? they voted to enslave the Rest of the population financially

>>and reality! is it?

Yes. Reality often has a way of not being what we want.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:20 AM (/tuJf)

476 stupid limey fags. their government works about as well as lucas elctrical systems. we should just ignore that make believe country.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (KP5rU)

477
Humanity is going to go extinct, isn't it?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM


Whoever said the world ends not with a bang... collect your winnings.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (e7O7B)

478 runner, don't be sensible right now, my hair is truly on fire, right after I decide to put my hair out!

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (aSpXp)

479 There were enough Republicans who's states had taken advantage of things like Medicaid expansion under Obamacare that they were never going to vote for a straight repeal when it mattered.

We might not like it, I don't like it, but that's reality.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 11:17 AM (/tuJf)

Jack is correct. One of the things Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan's new democrat governor beat her opponent, AG Bill Schuette with was his joining in the lawsuit of numerous states to roll back Medicaid expansion. I must have seen(despite trying to avoid local tv) 50 repeats of her commercial claiming Schuette "wanted to remove health care insurance for 450,000 working families in Michigan." Notice how the claim is always "working families", as if these are 100% made up of mom and dad and two adorable children.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (lCdzT)

480 436
..... Trump's press conferences would be in front of cheering children.
Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:13 AM (ABjxW)
---------------------------
Ah, true. Just like Obama's.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (Rxduq)

481 458 https://bit.ly/2Bcoose

Autoblow 2: Electric Blow-or-Two
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2018 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

It's shit like this that makes me so proud to be an engineer. What a benefit to MANkind.
Posted by: Roy at November 16, 2018 11:16 AM (ABjxW)

MEN always look for a solution to a problem, even if they have to invent or engineer it.

Problem? Most modern Women are batshit crazy...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 16, 2018 11:22 AM (NgKpN)

482 Jack and you are ok with that? i'm not, they have made ME a law breaker for financial reasons. I cannot conform because I don't even have the financial ability, and You are ok with that being acceptable for many?

because reality?
and forgiving it? as reality?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:23 AM (aSpXp)

483 477
Humanity is going to go extinct, isn't it?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM

Whoever said the world ends not with a bang... collect your winnings.
Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 11:21 AM (e7O7B)

Zombie T.S. Eliot appreciates it.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (RD7QR)

484 Somebody here know how many press conferences Trump conducts??? How does this compare to Obama, Bush, Clinton???
Posted by: kraken

>I've been trying to find a source that's not a news article about that, can't find anything.

Everything is just bitching about Trump had only one press conference in 2017.
Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic

>>Here's something from Newsweek on July 2017:

"PRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY: TRUMP BEATS OBAMA IN AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEWS CONFERENCES (FOR NOW)"

I think the media jumping on the fact he had one -solo- press conference. He has been, however, in numerous -joint- conferences.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (x7AgA)

485 The GoldenTrumpen Hammer of Karma is poised just over Accoster's head...waiting.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 11:24 AM (rpZ5G)

486 Humanity is going to go extinct, isn't it?
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 11:15 AM (KUaJL)


Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

487
3m
New Grassley says he will leave Judiciary, chair Finance
=====
Graham head of Judiacary

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (BqBId)

488 And a suggestion for the style guide: Call him Acosar from now on

Or "Acuesta"

Posted by: Kindltot at November 16, 2018 11:26 AM (mUa7G)

489 jack apologies, I know it's not your fault, I just hate the nonchalance when it's my ass burning down

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 11:27 AM (aSpXp)

490 Nice tree.

Could use a cabin. Maybe on the right there. Cabins are always nice.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 16, 2018 12:08 PM (CPk08)

The Morning Report - 11/16/18

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Good morning kids. Friday and the weekend is here at last. I'm searching all over for the equivalent of the flaming skull unequivocally proclaiming Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott as the winners of Florida's gubernatorial and Senate races respectively but all I get are either their own proclamations or confusion. From what I can gather Ron DeSantis has definitively won the auto recount with enough of margin to stave off a manual recount and the built-in Democrat cheat factor and Rick Scott has declared victory but not enough to stave off the latter meshugas. And to top it off, we still have flaming turds like Sherrod Brown and Hillary Clinton proclaiming that if "Tank" Abrams loses in Georgia then it was stolen by the GOP. Nice way to fire up another dozen or so James Hodgkinsons, jerks.

And while no one was watching, there are actually a couple more House seats in, of all places, California that Republicans won, or seemingly won, that are now being hijacked along with four other already stolen in races there and across the country, including the Wisconsin film-flamming of Scott Walker and Leah Vukmir.

The salient points in all of this are that something must be done starting like yesterday to fix this problem. Considering elections are the purview of individual states, I don't see what sort of legislation can be enacted to curb this. And of course, this is all a feature - an "insurance policy" if you will - in case the citizenry dare to go against the will and destiny of their betters and vote against them, so forget any sort of voting reform like abolishing early voting, Motor-Voter and provisional ballots etc. especially in areas already under Democrat-Leftist rule. The only way to really defeat this, while we still have a country, is to get out and vote en masse and overcome the cheat factor (which no doubt will increase con gusto if the attempted robberies fail in FL and GA). And that means that it is incumbent on the GOP to field candidates that have a pulse, let alone the temperament and mindset to fight and be on the right side of the issues. We knew that this was going to be problematic since the GOP is still in a struggle with the pro-Trump conservative base and politicians to control the party. And that situation is still in doubt.

The other crucial point is that it is now evident to anyone but the most clueless that the Democrat Party is now ramping up a very dangerous propaganda meme that any time they lose an election it is because it was stolen by the Republicans (i.e. white male Christian bigots and sons of slave owners and homophobes, etc.). So in their twisted worldview, stealing an election from a Republican is justified since the latter are evil and dangerous and stand in the way of progress. Just like it's okay to try and break into Tucker Carlson's house, abuse Ted Cruz and his wife at a restaurant, smash someone wearing a MAGA hat in the face with a bike lock or go shoot up Steve Scalise and others at a softball field. It's all part of "otherization" and declaring anyone who opposes them in the slightest as untermenschen that must be removed. Forget about the rule of law. Along with everything else we have seen vis a vis Comey, Brennan, Clinton, Obama, Judge Buch M. Danno and all the rest, that is out the window. A truckload of axle grease is being dumped on the already slippery slope we are sliding down on.

I suppose if I wanted to be positive about this, I could say that the fact that even after all they have done to this nation and the brains of several generations of youth that they still need to steal key elections to hold onto power might be a ray of hope. And that is why they want open borders and amnesty. They can bypass the messy and sometimes embarrassing fiasco of stealing elections and just steal our national identity overnight. As an aside, when you consider the fact that there are already perhaps 22-30 million illegal aliens already in this country, the fact that Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress had two whole years to grant them Amnesty and citizenship and probably turn Florida and Texas blue and instead went for Obamacare and Dodd-Fagg is a blunder of epic proportions. Call it hubris in that he and they believed Jon Meacham's drivel of "We Are All Socialists Now" but had they done that, it would have been lights out America right then and there.

In any case, in the near term, for sure the Democrats even as we speak going to go all out and try to goniff Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin for 2020. If I am a Republican governor and have a majority GOP state legislature I would be working my ass off now to thoroughly examine every aspect of the state's elector systems and personnel and preemptively pass laws and fire/hire people to mitigate as best as I can the Democrat thievery that is sure to come.

As a nation, we're collectively bobbing in the surf as it is and the question is is the tide finally receding or is there a massive wave coming in to finish us off? We shall see.

Meanwhile, in Mississippi, Mike Espy takes blood money from thug dictators, Lindsay Graham-inator is threatening the Dems to investigate Hillary if they carry through with their promises of hammering Trump with subpoenas, and Adam Schiff will have a closed door briefing with Dem mega donors. About what, pray tell? In general political news, Shaun "Talcum X" King raises serious bucks, Loopy Ocasio-Fiasco is denying she's feuding with the top Dem brass but Marcia Fudge is challenging Nancy Palsi. None of this makes any difference; who leads that criminal enterprise is essentially arguing about switching deck chairs on the Titanic. Now that Ilhan Omar has won in Minnesota she can now put down the taqqiya sunrise and proudly proclaim her Joo-hatred, and Daniel Greenfield on anti-Trump faux Chassidim.

In fake news fakery and propaganda, journalists behind the scenes are miffed at JmJ Acosta, a truly shocking survey reveals that the media leans left (just "leans?!"), Democracy dies in trivia and this One America News outlet sounds interesting.

In Amnesty, Immigration and the Caravan Invasion news, even residents of Tijuana hate the invaders, watch as one of Nancy Palsi's spark-of-humanity animals opens fire on a traffic cop after being pulled over (a gun and a drivers license, hmm...), polls still show overwhelming support for dealing with illegal immigration (and that's how we lost the House) and the Border Patrol has caught 654 illegals at "outdated border infrastructure." Dang fences.

On the foreign affairs front, the administration has gone after 17 Saudis implicated in WaPo Khashoggi's death, after 22 years, the US finally goes from abstaining to voting "no" on the UN's Golan Heights resolution, Egypt's El-Sissi on the stomping out of the "Arab Spring," an Aussie pol pulls a cunning stunt, analysis of Israel's moves vis a vis avoiding a war in Gaza, and Britain is about to get Corbyn-ized good and hard. Also, Michael Ledeen on the continuing fiasco and failure of the CiA and 17 years and $6 trillion later, we're still fighting that war on terror. If only we knew where Terror was on the map we could nuke it. Thanks Dubya.

Domestically, the California wildfire has now killed 63 with 631 people missing (prayers up), this new crime/decriminalization bill is a stinker, a look at crony capitalism writ large with Amazon coming to New York, and Loopy Ocasio-Fiaso was actually right about opposing it albeit for the wrong reasons, and how Obamacare's Medicaid expansion screwed up the GOP in the midterms.

In indoctrination news, Detroit's school board is considering renaming the Ben Carson School because he's evil or something, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is quietly winning bigtime on Title IX campus kangaroo courts, USC bans an article on "female privilege" and the top 10 university Joo/Israel haters in academia. That sound you hear in the background is me and the minyan warming up the lighting machine...

In enviro-communism news, DC churches have been banned from passing out plastic straws with coffee, and from hither and yon, in femi-nazism it's a cold winter for white women plus Rabbi Fischer on the fall of Michael "Pimp Hand of Justice" Avenatti and finally, the man who escaped Jim Jones 40 years later.

BONUS: Cardboard membership privileges to the first commenter who identifies the eye transplant.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:43 AM




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1 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:41 AM (JFO2v)

2 Yowza!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:42 AM (n9EOP)

3 And I read the content!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:42 AM (n9EOP)

4 Eyes look like Loopy Otasio-Cortex

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 07:43 AM (Z216Q)

5 TFF

If Stacey Abrams doesnt win in Georgia, they stole it. Its clear. Its clear. I say that publicly. Its clear, Brown said.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:43 AM (JFO2v)

6 Good morning Glories

Happy Friday!

Posted by: ALH at November 16, 2018 07:43 AM (wYOaw)

7 Ohhh- I got Aced. Just by the blink of an eye.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 07:44 AM (Z216Q)

8 Good Morning Morons I hope today is better than yesterday. Got stranded in the hospital parking lot with a dead battery. Called daughter to come get us to take wifey home and me to auto parts store for new battery to change in the drizzling rain and cold.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 07:45 AM (mpXpK)

9 I am holding back on saying that Avenatti beats women but the Schadnboner is not.

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 07:45 AM (VhKw6)

10 Yikes!

Mornin', Horde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at November 16, 2018 07:46 AM (kZUVU)

11 Good morning JJ. Where do you find all these creepy pictures?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:47 AM (lwiT4)

12 If they're willing to admit there are 30 Million Illegals here, than there are at least Twice that.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 07:47 AM (UnA8+)

13 my, my, what big eyes you have Mr. Nelson

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:47 AM (bUjCl)

14 Vic - that sounds hideous.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:47 AM (lwiT4)

15 Re: Top Ten University Presidents Who Support Terror, Greenfield wanted to make sure Lee Bollinger got noticed. He was listed twice. And he deserved it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 07:48 AM (Z216Q)

16 It getting easier and easier to get depressed reading the news, even JJ's fantastic overview tends to depress me these days.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:48 AM (n9EOP)

17 I really can't type this morning.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 07:48 AM (UnA8+)

18 And to top it off, we still have flaming buds like Sherrod Brown

I have to again commend the state GOP fuckheads who didn't make it a high priority to terminate this hoarse voiced piece of shit's time in the Senate. After 2016 the Restraining Order should have been very vulnerable assuming you have a party willing to work hard and smart to make it happen. Those assholes are 100% responsible for this.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 07:49 AM (y7DUB)

19 If they're willing to admit there are 30 Million Illegals here, than there are at least Twice that.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 07:47 AM (UnA8+)


Purely anecdotal, but look around you at any public venue, and you'll tend to agree with Hikaru!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:49 AM (n9EOP)

20 Morning Horde

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 07:49 AM (KUaJL)

21 The Donks have taken out their large scale vote fraud out for a spin this election cycle in a warmup for 2020.

If DeSantis is ever seated as governor, the first order of business has go to be vote integrity, morning, noon and night.

Because Rick Scott could have gotten rid of Snipes but cucked out, I would say he should lose his election bid to teach him and other chickenshit GOP fuckwits a lesson, but this is deadly serious.

In fact voter integrity needs to be the GOP's number one issue going forward because if they don't do something the Donks will have essentially hacked their way to generational control of the US similar to the period from '35 to '94 where they ruled for 60 years.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 07:50 AM (qxq6t)

22

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 16, 2018 07:50 AM (GEhPL)

23 U.S. District Judge Mark Walker is a Democrat stooge appointed by Obama. As long as the corrupt Democrat party can dig up stooges like this they still have a chance.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 07:51 AM (mpXpK)

24 Yikes, he looks like Freddy Kruger.

Posted by: IC at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (4lu7W)

25 If I am a Republican governor and have a majority GOP state legislature I would be working my ass off now to thoroughly examine every aspect of the state's elector systems and personnel and preemptively pass laws and fire/hire people to mitigate as best as I can the Democrat thievery that is sure to come.

Well, unfortunately you're not such a governor, nor am I. And I question how many of those who are have either the clarity of vision or the gonads to do anything. Remember, Scott partly brought this on himself. Walker, though I'm a fan of his, nonetheless had two terms, and couldn't prevent it. And he had to know this crap was in the cards.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (VaN/j)

26 Speaking of meshugas, wasn't there a little kurfufle back in 2000 that put a stop to some momzers using a bogus hand recount to overturn an election ?

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (bUjCl)

27 Good morning, horde!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (xQfPr)

28 it probably doesn't matter at this point, but I still don't understand what Jim Jones preached. Apparently he preached the "inner Christ" but one article I read (at City journa?)l said that he preached atheism and told people to use the bible as toilet paper. So was he like the sociopathic version of the United Church minister profiled yesterday?. There is no God, don't believe in the bible but work as a community to change the world. "Community" worked like hell for Jim Jones/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (AllCR)

29 Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 07:49 AM (y7DUB)

My personal thanks go out to Speaker (er, Former Speaker) Lyin' Ryan for overseeing the loss of the House, due to a masterful coordinated combination of inaction, lies, sabotage, and stupidity. I feel sure Speaker McCarthy is a worthy successor and will continue to blaze the bold trail that Ryan has laid out before us!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:53 AM (n9EOP)

30 Posted by: Laughing in Texas at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (xQfPr)

Hello. How's Mrs. LIT doing with her treatments?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 07:53 AM (AllCR)

31 Morning!

Are those crazy eyes Fiasco Cortez's eyeballs, J.J.? Good p-shoppin!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2018 07:53 AM (438dO)

32 Good morning horde, thanks JJ.

Purely anecdotal, but look around you at any public venue, and you'll tend to agree with Hikaru!

I tend to agree with Hikaru on most things.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at November 16, 2018 07:54 AM (2IYt8)

33 > Considering elections are the purview of individual states, I don't see what sort of legislation can be enacted to curb this.

The Fourteenth Amendment works for me.

Precedent: the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2018 07:55 AM (vOkuK)

34 Aye, caramba!

Posted by: J. Random "Guest" Commentero at November 16, 2018 07:55 AM (DMUuz)

35 I'm considering moving to The Villages. Nice weather except for hurricanes, somebody will vote for you, meaning no drive to the polls, and there's always the senior citizen STD Derby to liven things up.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 16, 2018 07:55 AM (xzqr4)

36 Those pictures of people sitting on top of the border fence puzzle me. Why don't we at least have broken glass on the tops? It's a long-standing measure, I think I first encountered it in Stevenson.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (VaN/j)

37 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (tSXzq)

38 Eyes? Ocasio-Cortez

Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (3HNOQ)

39 31 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (AllCR)


He came from San Francisco and preyed upon vulnerable people, mostly black folk.

Doesn't that sound all too familiar.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (/9p9e)

40 Good Morning JJ & the Horde. Good Friday Morning and great commentary as usual and my what Big Crazy Eyes you have Miss Nelson.. Off to get a cup o Joe and to wash the burn out of mine own eyes... OT but a friend of mine suggested that he'd just give her the tip for a cleaning and I repeatedly reminded him of rule #3 - if you let her suck it then you will stick Mr. Johnson in cray cray and never ever stick your Johnson in cray cray - see rule #1. LOL

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (9B/d8)

41 My personal thanks go out to Speaker (er, Former
Speaker) Lyin' Ryan for overseeing the loss of the House, due to a
masterful coordinated combination of inaction, lies, sabotage, and
stupidity. I feel sure Speaker McCarthy is a worthy successor and will
continue to blaze the bold trail that Ryan has laid out before us!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:53 AM (n9EOP)



He had a Facebook post yesterday, looking back fondly at his days in Congress, saying he was excited to be able to spend more time with his family. I'm excited about that too. I didn't dare read the comments.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (lwiT4)

42 Ze coffee, it is good.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (Z216Q)

43 Just How Bad Are Those Payouts for Amazon HQ2?


When are citizens going t revolt on the corrupt politicians who bribe big businesses or sports teams to come to their State or city. History has shown that the citizens ALWAYS lose on this BS.


If States want to attract businesses then lower their taxes on ALL businesses, but do not favor one over another or new over old.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 07:57 AM (mpXpK)

44 @39
Because the "fences" are for show, not to actually keep people out.

It's almost over now but the shouting and dying.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 07:57 AM (qxq6t)

45 "A few CNN reporters told me that they're embarrassed by Acosta CNN. A WH correspondent from a major network (not Fox) told me "This isn't the Jim F*ing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He's an asshole and he actually is disrespectful to the president"


It's that obvious, huh ?

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:58 AM (bUjCl)

46
Purely anecdotal, but look around you at any public venue, and you'll tend to agree with Hikaru!
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar

.............

I've been saying this for years..

And it is not just Hispanics! Indians & Pakistanis have been bringing every relative they have over for a visit and they simply don't go back.. Next day they are serving you your Dunkin Donut coffee!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2018 07:58 AM (438dO)

47 Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:53 AM (n9EOP)

I think we must give at least some due credit to the GOPe-rs in the Senate, especially ol' Thumbs-Down McVain. Without the Senate, the HR might actually have accomplished dismantling ZeroCare, and saved the majority.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 07:59 AM (Z216Q)

48 46 Just How Bad Are Those Payouts for Amazon HQ2?


When are citizens going t revolt on the corrupt politicians who bribe big businesses or sports teams to come to their State or city. History has shown that the citizens ALWAYS lose on this BS.


If States want to attract businesses then lower their taxes on ALL businesses, but do not favor one over another or new over old.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 07:57 AM (mpXpK)


I'll give the idiot this. She is totally right to oppose the giveaways to Amazon, albeit her reasoning is of the socialist bent.

But damn it, I don't see the city giving $57,000 per employee tax breaks to my dry cleaners or supermarket up the street.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 07:59 AM (/9p9e)

49 Good Morning Morons I hope today is better than yesterday. Got stranded in the hospital parking lot with a dead battery. Called daughter to come get us to take wifey home and me to auto parts store for new battery to change in the drizzling rain and cold.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 07:45 AM (mpXpK)


Sounds like my day. Mrs H is visiting the kids and grandkids so I loaded my Airedale, Teddy, in the car to take him to the park. The battery was just fine but the engine just wouldn't start. So Triple A towed it to the garage down the street where it's still sitting, from which I walked home about a mile and a half away in the wind and rain. I have Mrs H's car to drive but I hate that piece of shit almost as much as the state radio garbage on her presets.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 07:59 AM (y7DUB)

50 Are there no federal laws against corrupt elections? Surely some of the crap they do would count as racketeering.

I's sure there is someone here who knows how this works.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (VaN/j)

51 Good Morning Morons I hope today is better than yesterday. Got stranded in the hospital parking lot with a dead battery. Called daughter to come get us to take wifey home and me to auto parts store for new battery to change in the drizzling rain and cold.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 07:45 AM (mpXpK)


Sorry to hear that, Vic.

I would have welcomed a dead battery this morning, so I wouldn't have had to come in to work through 6 inches of wet, heavy snow, rain and howling wind.

And, as is typical, with a bunch of nickelfucking dickwags riding my rear bumper all the way because they're too damned impatient to slow the hell down.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (kqsXK)

52 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 07:45 AM (mpXpK)

Vic, bought a Stanley Jump Starter from Bez0s for $59.99, worth every penny. Has air pump and USB charging port as well. It is always in the car now.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (n9EOP)

53 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (/9p9e)


Well, yes, but I still don't understand how you are a minister without believing in God-even though the United Church minister apparently does, Jones was the new Christ or something? It's just force of habit for me to want to know the theology of ministers

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (AllCR)

54 56 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (AllCR)


I think in these cases it's not the theology it's the psychology.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:01 AM (/9p9e)

55 but I still don't understand what Jim Jones preached

--

Jim Jones preached "Give me your money and you will live in paradise."

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 08:01 AM (hrcfq)

56 Jim Jones' schtick was racism, racism, racism, just like his progeny in the Democrat Party today.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 16, 2018 08:03 AM (9sRGX)

57 But damn it, I don't see the city giving $57,000 per employee tax breaks to my dry cleaners or supermarket up the street.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 07:59 AM (/9p9e)


It isn't the size of the individual tax breaks to companies that matters, it is the size of the graft that flows back to the politicians.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:03 AM (n9EOP)

58 Jim Jones was also a rapist and abuser of women and men, just like his progeny in the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 16, 2018 08:03 AM (9sRGX)

59 Okay, sometimes I wonder who we're looking at in the uncaptioned pix on the top of the Report.

Today I wonder what we're looking at.

Howdy, y'all. Sunrise and crispy cool but clear skies ahead in NE Okla. Hope you have a day.

Close-up of crazy-eyes occasional cortex linked in nic.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just a little ray of sunshine at November 16, 2018 08:03 AM (cNEwX)

60 60 But damn it, I don't see the city giving $57,000 per employee tax breaks to my dry cleaners or supermarket up the street.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 07:59 AM (/9p9e)

It isn't the size of the individual tax breaks to companies that matters, it is the size of the graft that flows back to the politicians.
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:03 AM (n9EOP)


True. And it also reinforces my statement. And vice versa.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:04 AM (/9p9e)

61 DC Bans Churches From Handing Out Straws With Free Coffee


Another third world shit-hole under total Democrat control. I still say we need to move the seat of government to a State somewhere in the middle of the country. Take a few hundred acres of land as a federal location, absolutely ban ANYONE having a living arrangement inside that land. The only people allowed to live in the area as permanent (semi-permanent) resident would be federal elected politicians who would be considered residents of their home State..

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:04 AM (mpXpK)

62 I'm considering moving to The Villages. Nice weather except for hurricanes

No expert, but I bet the Villages get nothing more than strong rainfall from Hurricanes, at least generally. It's pretty safely stuck away in the central stretch of the Florida archipelago. Even if there is a chance of a storm still being strong enough to scare you, you'd get plenty of warning. The Keys are the place to avoid, IMO.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 08:04 AM (Z216Q)

63 Stacey Abrams is suing for a revote.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 08:04 AM (hECVl)

64 It's just force of habit for me to want to know the theology of ministers

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (AllCR)



Sometimes the "theology" of the "minister" is based on exploiting the psychoses of the congregation!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:05 AM (n9EOP)

65 "Judge Buch M. Danno"

===

Was Judge Punchy Molokai Leper-Colony finally impeached?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 16, 2018 08:05 AM (EZebt)

66 MAry P

nickelfucking dickwags

Do not have a clue what that means but very fukn funny

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 08:05 AM (JFO2v)

67 16
Vic - that sounds hideous.


Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:47 AM (lwiT4)

It was

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

68 One problem with our side is excessive optimism about just how large our support is. I hope the midterms have opened some eyes. It's unrealistic to think that we can win by appealing only to the right. Especially when Hillary isn't on the ballot.

We need to build and expand the coalition. I know that word bugs people, because of past experience. But that is the result of the GOP's gross insincerity of the past. "We'll say what you want to hear during campaigns, but don't expect anything you want, unless we want it too. We won. Suckers."

Well, it doesn't have to be like that. In fact, in the long term, it CANNOT be like that, as both party establishments have been painfully discovering.

Now, I don't know how to do this; I am myself about the least coalition-minded person alive. I disagree with everyone. But that doesn't mean I don't see the need. If there is one pundit whose advice I would take here, it'd be Salena Zito.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 08:06 AM (VaN/j)

69 25 Illegals make up at least 10% of the population now. Let that sink in for a minute.

We don't have a country. We got an economic zone.
_____________

Yep, and I don't want to sponsor the newcomers.

Let's have the "no borders" types be required to sponsor "migrants." They have to take on a certain number, depending on their income (the higher the income, the more "migrants" they must sponsor). They have to be financially responsible for the "migrants" expenses for life; no dumping them off on taxpayers, as they currently do. That means paying for housing, food, medical care, and whatever else the "migrants" can't pay for themselves, with their minimum wage jobs (or no jobs at all, in many cases).

And if the "migrants" commit crimes in the U.S., or infect other Americans with diseases like TB or Honduran Flu or whatever, then their American sponsor has to be responsible for all those expenses too. And of course, if the "migrant" is a female who gets pregnant and gives birth in the U.S., then the sponsor not only has to pay the medical expenses, the sponsor also has to pay for the expenses of the "migrant" spawn.

Those of us who oppose illegal immigration, or even legal immigration of those who can't or won't support themselves here, are tired of being taxed to pay for the newcomers' needs.

From now on, let the "no borders" crowd pay.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 16, 2018 08:06 AM (fqUgw)

70 Did someone write "cunning runts"?

Posted by: torabora at November 16, 2018 08:06 AM (snTmr)

71 And, as is typical, with a bunch of nickelfucking dickwags riding my rear bumper all the way because they're too damned impatient to slow the hell down.



Oh, that sux MP4

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:07 AM (bUjCl)

72 Bill Nelson is a frankenstein monster made entirely out of elbows.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 16, 2018 08:07 AM (rnAwa)

73 68 "Judge Buch M. Danno"

===

Was Judge Punchy Molokai Leper-Colony finally impeached?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 16, 2018 08:05 AM (EZebt)


Retired. Eating kale and spare ribs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:07 AM (/9p9e)

74 Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 08:06 AM (VaN/j)

Betray me once, shame on me...

Betray me consistently for years and surely I will begin to trust you!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:08 AM (n9EOP)

75 65 Thanks,Huck, just kidding about moving to the land of Florida Man. However, if I could afford to live on one of the smaller Keys, I'd consider it, hurricanes and all.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 16, 2018 08:08 AM (xzqr4)

76
Well,
*looks at calendar*
math, he mumbled
twoweeks 'til December
four weeks to January
three weeks 'til new congress goes into action

Then we'll know.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 08:08 AM (hrcfq)

77 Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 16, 2018 08:03 AM (9sRGX)

Yes; I get that. I still don't get his theology. I guess I'd have to listen to some of his sermons but the thought of that is pretty creepy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 08:08 AM (AllCR)

78 Posted by: torabora at November 16, 2018 08:06 AM (snTmr)

Not yet, but the day is young!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:09 AM (n9EOP)

79 Good Morning Ya'll

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at November 16, 2018 08:09 AM (YuQLm)

80 Seems to me that the atmosphere has become a bit more edgy than usual. Like people are losing it public more often now. The other day, at the fuel pump I heard some idiot cursing at a woman, calling her a bitch or something. I don't know what happened and what kind of tragedy struck him at the fuel pump that made him lose it in public and start cusing out a stranger. But, I've been seeing it more lately.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:09 AM (bUjCl)

81 58 but I still don't understand what Jim Jones preached

--

Jim Jones preached "Give me your money and you will live in paradise."

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 08:01 AM (hrcfq)


"Jeez, what idiot would fall for that crock of shit?!"

- - Bagwan Shri Rajneesh

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:09 AM (/9p9e)

82 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 08:08 AM (AllCR)
=====

I don't think there ever was any theology, unless you want to say some variation of black liberation theology.

He was a psychotic nutcase.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 16, 2018 08:10 AM (9sRGX)

83 *cursing

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:10 AM (bUjCl)

84 52 I have Mrs H's car to drive but I hate that piece of shit almost as much as the state radio garbage on her presets.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 07:59 AM (y7DUB)

I used to have a pickup truck I could have used to do all that running around in until I could get a new battery but I gave it to my grandson because it was getting no use. And subsequently needed it over and over again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:10 AM (mpXpK)

85 When are citizens going t revolt on the corrupt politicians who bribe big businesses or sports teams to come to their State or city. History has shown that the citizens ALWAYS lose on this BS.

Describe what that "revolt" would like and how it would, in all likeliness, end?

We are closer to Stalin's government than The Founders'.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 08:10 AM (boNFp)

86 I hate Sherrod Brown so much I can't even bring myself to read the article in which he's quoted, claiming the Repubs stole the Georgia governors race. How did we steal an election? Do we even know how to do that? Unless, the definition of "steal" is "got more votes" I honestly didn't think we had it in us to play by the Democrat rules.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 08:10 AM (Z216Q)

87 Speaking of meshugas, wasn't there a little kurfufle back in 2000 that put a stop to some momzers using a bogus hand recount to overturn an election ?

The Electoral College put a hard deadline on finishing that elections for the Senate and Governor lack.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at November 16, 2018 08:11 AM (xQfPr)

88 I was furcated,so ashamed.

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 08:11 AM (5IHGB)

89 Great post as always JJ.

I think we all have to applaud DeSantis and Rick Scott for picking up their swords and following General Trump.

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:11 AM (Ae45Z)

90 Close-up of crazy-eyes occasional cortex linked in nic.
Posted by: mindful webworker - just a little ray of sunshine at November 16, 2018 08:03 AM (cNEwX)

Too funny.

Posted by: tbodie at November 16, 2018 08:11 AM (ZuWqx)

91 Good Morning Morons I hope today is better than yesterday. Got stranded in the hospital parking lot with a dead battery. Called daughter to come get us to take wifey home and me to auto parts store for new battery to change in the drizzling rain and cold.



Posted by: Vic

-

There are some small lithium based battery jump boxes for $50 or so on Amazon. Really handy to keep in the vehicle and much smaller than jump boxes from just five or so years ago.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 16, 2018 08:12 AM (07k96)

92 Democrat Katie Porter Unseats Mimi Walters; Young Kim Falls Behind

Arizona GOP Announces Independent Audit of Maricopa County Recorder


Don't they know that once a Democrat takes the lead the race is over? As is all news coverage?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 08:12 AM (VaN/j)

93 55 Vic, bought a Stanley Jump Starter from Bez0s for
$59.99, worth every penny. Has air pump and USB charging port as well.
It is always in the car now.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (n9EOP)


I have seen those things but I figured they would not pull enough current to turn over a car. Have you used it yet?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:12 AM (mpXpK)

94 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 16, 2018 08:13 AM (ZQfW9)

95 those be Occasio EYES..CORTEZ he sez so.

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 08:13 AM (5IHGB)

96 Dems. NEver give up senate seats. Brown will not be on the ticket with ohio pubbie governor

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:13 AM (Ae45Z)

97 Hello. How's Mrs. LIT doing with her treatments?

She had the last chemo on Monday. Feeling pretty poor at the moment. This upcoming Monday we meet with the radiation oncologist to determine what that course of treatment will be.

Light at the end of the tunnel and all that.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at November 16, 2018 08:13 AM (xQfPr)

98 Because Rick Scott could have gotten rid of Snipes but cucked out, I would say he should lose his election bid to teach him and other chickenshit GOP fuckwits a lesson, but this is deadly serious.

In fact voter integrity needs to be the GOP's number one issue going forward because if they don't do something the Donks will have essentially hacked their way to generational control of the US similar to the period from '35 to '94 where they ruled for 60 years.
Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 07:50 AM (qxq6t)


Not exactly surprising that Scott is as negligent in doing the hard work of removing bad actors as that malingering fuck, Sleepy Jeff, was in draining his part of the swamp beyond a few high profile terminations and voluntary exits. Scott caved to the mob in the Saint Traytable case instead of adhering to the practices that smarter people than him put in place. Fuck him in particular.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 08:13 AM (y7DUB)

99 Good morning AltonJackson. Do you have snow today?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:14 AM (lwiT4)

100 And re: tailgating

I've slowed down to ten mph on a highway before. A lot of times it's people texting or talking on the phone and driving off of the person ahead of them, but many times it's just people who were taught that is how you're supposed to drive.

Nope. And I can go slower if you need me to.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 16, 2018 08:14 AM (07k96)

101 Let's have the "no borders" types be required to sponsor "migrants."

Yeah, the antebellum South tried that scheme out pretty much exactly as you described. You may have seen how that ended (ref: Civil War).

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 08:14 AM (boNFp)

102 96. I will look for it at jet.com. Closed my amazonaccount in 2016

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:15 AM (Ae45Z)

103 The other day, at the fuel pump I heard some idiot cursing at a woman,
calling her a bitch or something. I don't know what happened and what
kind of tragedy struck him at the fuel pump that made him lose it


In keeping with your story of a man yelling at a woman at the gas station, I'm still appalled over the nutcase in Charlottesville accosting (there's a good descriptive word for political use!) Tucker Carlson's teenaged daughter as she walked back to her dinner table, and calling her terrible names. What the hell kind of world thinks that behavior is OK?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 08:15 AM (Z216Q)

104 More Noos: today is Friday, November 16, 2018. On this date in 1990 pop group Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals. The group had been a fraud from day 1. We now know that session musicians called 'the Wrecking Crew' did a LOT of vocals and music for a large number of pop superstars back during those days. It was common.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:15 AM (mpXpK)

105 54 And, as is typical, with a bunch of nickelfucking dickwags riding my rear bumper all the way because they're too damned impatient to slow the hell down.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 08:00 AM (kqsXK)


That is some EXCELLENT cursing! I love learning new expressions on this blog. I will be using that. LOL

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at November 16, 2018 08:15 AM (lGLBx)

106 Now Abram, faced with imminent defeat after counting, creating and recounting ballots, is going to try another strategy. Get a judge to order a new election i based on enough irregularities and disenfranchised voters, all well documented by Dem lawyers. And obscure Georgia law makes this a possibility, all they need is a lib judge with enough gall to order it and the MSM to back them up..


And what if it works by some chance? Do they think the 50% of Georgians disenfranchised are just going to be gladly ruled by Dem cheating and underhanded legal strategy? If it worked, millions will feel empowered to just ignore any law that displeases them, as long as they get away with it. This is FUBAR. This is third world style politics and will become the norm soon. No doubt , Dems are trying to enslave the citizenry. Great future my kids have in this country.

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 08:15 AM (MxEKc)

107
Pelosi Challenger Marcia Fudge Blasts Her...

*******************

Changes - a limerick

Marcia came in with a grudge
To elbow Nan out with a nudge
Her sudden rise to power
Turned to Laugh-In's Comedy Hour
Sock It To Me! Here Come Da Fudge

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 16, 2018 08:15 AM (m45I2)

108 Light at the end of the tunnel and all that.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at November 16, 2018 08:13 AM (xQfPr)



Please tell her she has a gaggle of morons pulling for her. I'm sure that will boost her confidence

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:16 AM (lwiT4)

109 While we're here, that's what irritates me about speed traps. Speeding is not terribly dangerous. Careless driving and tailgating even at low speeds are much worse.

But when is the last time you saw anyone pulled over for tailgating?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 16, 2018 08:16 AM (07k96)

110 Have had a long few weeks, last night I stayed up all night to figure out what's up with me. Started out realizing how angry I have been lately, a total change from the mind numbing fear i've had for the country and my families existence the last few years.
always with what do I dooo plaintive cries to myself.

Now i'm just piss'd. All our party's broken promises , lies , the contract between citizens and govt, thrown away by our betters'.

The outright disregard for the country and survival of, for filthy lucre and power.

soo. I think i've come to the realization I don't have to play . That's a huge thing as i've spent all my life attempting to hold up my part of the contract, try not embarrass my team.
do everything by the book.

so now I am going to try to instead of fear, instead of anger , try to find a plan to help instead of wringing my hands, all legal of course, but i'm reminded of ace bringing up years ago to find info on media personalities out them (which at the time I thought was way to scummy of a thing for us to do) but now.
it's a start.

how to do this I guess I will have to study.

so that's the result of the last decade and will be my attempt to do something of value to help.

suggestions?




Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:16 AM (aSpXp)

111 That is some EXCELLENT cursing! .....
Posted by: Charlotte the sailor

Coming from a sailor that is high complement

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:16 AM (bUjCl)

112 Don't start counting chickens yet.


The vote fraud in Broward County is not ended yet.


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A Broward election official said late Thursday that the county had uploaded the results of its recount two minutes after the state's 3 p.m. Deadline, making its machine recount tally void. Instead, the county's results from last Tuesday's election will stand until manual recount totals in the state's closely contested Senate race come in Sunday at noon.


In another direct accusation of deliberate misconduct by Florida election officials, GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott's campaign accused embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes of intentionally submitting late results to invalidate them. In the recount, Scott's Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, lost more votes than Scott, a net gain of 779 for Scott.



And Rick Scott is probably right.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:16 AM (mpXpK)

113 And who is the major beneficiary of all this vote fraud by the Democrat Party in FL? Lawyers.


http://tinyurl.com/y6wnxytw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:17 AM (mpXpK)

114 Brexit and Voting Breakdowns.

Why are they alike?

The people didn't like the program (the EU and the 2000 election) and voted to change things.

The problem is, the unresponsive government did nothing.

18 Years after Gore/Bush, we as a nation are still waiting for them to get their act together.

In the UK, the people have spoken and they want nothing to do with the EU. The politicians, are the other hand, have no idea how to carry out the wishes of the people they purport to represent.

It's a disaster for the people in both cases.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:17 AM (H7LIz)

115 You know, I thought Occasional-Cortex would be good for us only in giving us a reliable laugh, filling the void left by DWS's departure from the DNC. But I'm beginning to see that she'll be a big hemorrhoid on the Palsi Party. Since she's from a district that wouldn't vote for Abe Lincoln, that makes her a win.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 08:17 AM (VaN/j)

116 95. As pathetic as AZ gop and ducey are, this is a good move. Puts heat on the corrupt latino who runs maricopa elections, that he is being watched for 2020.

Ducey knows senate seat was stolen

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:17 AM (Ae45Z)

117 96: wifes brother and i both have one fron costco. $50. he started his ford expedition with it. yes, it will start a car.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 08:17 AM (KP5rU)

118
People who support the constitution in WA State are suing over a new gun grabbing scheme that has been imposed there. What appears to be is that the new law which was passed by 60% of the idiots in WA had a deceptive title. Typical BS Democrat strategy. It has been proven over and over again that gun control simply does not work and never achieves the objectives that the gun grabbers state the purpose of the law is.


http://tinyurl.com/yaebjhmu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:17 AM (mpXpK)

119 RINO Chuck Grassley (CR 6 supports Flake. He also wants a bill that protects the runaway witch hunt Mueller. He can EABOD too.


http://tinyurl.com/yaat9yww

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

120 RIP Roy Clark at 85.


http://tinyurl.com/yaqb75n9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

121 MAry P

nickelfucking dickwags

Do not have a clue what that means but very fukn funny

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 08:05 AM (JFO2v)


A couple of years ago I was yelling at someone who cut me off in traffic. I meant to say, "You fucking knucklehead!" but it came out as "nickelfucker."

In my head, I always hear Ahhhnuld saying it - Get to da choppa, nickelfuckah!

"Dickwag" just popped into my head this morning during the lousy drive in.

And yes, I did see Nickelfucking Dickwags open for Hoobastank at the Verizon Center in 2010.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (kqsXK)

122
In hindsight, I kind of feel bad for Milli Vanilli. They did exactly what the Monkees did and yet got destroyed. At least the Monkees learned how to play their instruments. Nesmith already did play guitar.

In any event, I envision a super group of Milli Vanilli, Liza Minelli, Gino Vanelli, Dino Danelli, and Vanilla Fudge...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (/9p9e)

123 so now I am going to try to instead of fear, instead of anger , try to find a plan to help instead of wringing my hands, all legal of course,



willow !!! I have an idea, how would you like to adopt somebody wonderful ???

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (bUjCl)

124 Fox News gives a lot of reasons why Simona won in AZ except the main reason; vote fraud and corruption.


http://tinyurl.com/y8l432ba

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

125 Fudge Backer.

With a "B".

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (H7LIz)

126 You can not buy a home in SF for less than $1M now. Who would want to?


http://tinyurl.com/yd7257j6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

127 Despite all the caterwauling from the Democrats not all rich people benefited from the change in the tax code last year. Here are a few things that will cause some people's taxes to go up. And tax time is just around the corner. Morons remember if you want to list State taxes as a deduction when itemizing you will need to pay your State income tax withholding before Jan 1, 2019.


http://tinyurl.com/yah84rdc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (mpXpK)

128 The Feds do have a responsibility to guarantee a republican form of gov't to the state. They could do that by:

1. All voting must be done in person. The Feds will set up voting location overseas for military personnel.
2. All voters must have state issued ID to vote. Driver's license or equivalent level of ID.
3. State will issue new non-driver's license for free every four years.
4. You vote based on where your ID says you live. You moved, well you have to get it updated.
5. All voting machines have to have a physical paper trail of votes cast.
6. Early voting can be no more than 2 weeks ahead of election.
7. No provisional ballots.

Posted by: WOPR at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (J70i0)

129 Dem Billionaire warren buffet has been quiet

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (Ae45Z)

130 FDA to outlaw menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.


http://tinyurl.com/y8pt3bvg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (mpXpK)

131 Busy-body momzers release their 10 worse toys for 'safety' list.


http://tinyurl.com/yap2j7xs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (mpXpK)

132 Mrs, Redacted thought that was a real head on Drudge's "head"line

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (L/iaS)

133 runner, I have had others peoples children off and on for decade, do you really want me to do that some more?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (aSpXp)

134 good one, Muldoon!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (438dO)

135 Morons in the Northeast standby for another episode of globull warming as you get pummeled with a major Winter storm over the weekend.


http://tinyurl.com/ybv9669j

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (mpXpK)

136 And contrary to the warnings by the AGW scammers a look at the actual records show that we are getting more and more snowfall events in the Northern US. Can you say Global Cooling? I know my actual recorded temperatures have been declining since 1998.


http://tinyurl.com/y97syfm9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (mpXpK)

137 What does corey gardner have to do to keep his seat in 2020? Go to pot parties in boulder?

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (Ae45Z)

138 This is third world style politics and will become the norm soon.

I predict that the true goal is get people like you to no longer trust the traditional system and accept the Dem's new model of having computer models decide our Philosopher Kings through advanced algorithms similar to the Social Ranking that China has adopted.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (boNFp)

139 RIP Roy Clark at 85.


http://tinyurl.com/yaqb75n9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)



This makes me sad. I played some of his music last night. Boy did he have talent.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (lwiT4)

140 The judge hearing the CNN/Acosta lawsuit has postponed his decision for a week. Why? This is an open and shut case, a child could make this decision.


http://tinyurl.com/ybhkba4z

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (mpXpK)

141 who is roy clark?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (aSpXp)

142 Commie Cortez is demanding the US be 100% 'renewable green energy' in 10 years. ESAD commie scrunt.


http://tinyurl.com/yd4muyab

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (mpXpK)

143 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/yay8n4zr


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (mpXpK)

144
I love driving in snow or on icy roads. It is very peaceful and calming while driving in a meditative state at one with the road, the car, the universe and everything. Total awareness of everything around you.

And the way to handle those morons who are riding your back bumper is to drive faster than they can. There is something very satisfying to look in your side mirror and see the guy who is trying to pass you slide off into the ditch.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (hrcfq)

145 sorry over 2 decades

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (aSpXp)

146 Jim Jones preached "Give me your money and you will live in paradise."

Awww. . . that was my idea first.

Posted by: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (H7LIz)

147 139 Morons in the Northeast standby for another episode of globull warming as you get pummeled with a major Winter storm over the weekend.


http://tinyurl.com/ybv9669j
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (mpXpK)


Yesterday looked horrible. Now? Sunny after rain melted all the snow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (/9p9e)

148 Pelosi's challenger is a black woman? Well, Dems must support her, she has double victim-hood, Nancy only one. In fact, it would be racist to oppose her. Every Dem rep must be thinking which is worse, facing Pelosi's wrath if they support the the black woman and lose or support Pelosi and be called a racist in the primaries by other Dems.

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 08:22 AM (MxEKc)

149 6. Early voting can be no more than 2 weeks ahead of election.



I don't get this whole thing of early voting. Why can't we all vote on election day? Why does it turn into election month?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:22 AM (lwiT4)

150 135 Busy-body momzers release their 10 worse toys for 'safety' list.


http://tinyurl.com/yap2j7xs
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (mpXpK)


The fact that I got you to use the word momzer makes me "kvell."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:23 AM (/9p9e)

151 126
In hindsight, I kind of feel bad for Milli Vanilli. They did exactly what the Monkees did and yet got destroyed. At least the Monkees learned how to play their instruments. Nesmith already did play guitar.

In any event, I envision a super group of Milli Vanilli, Liza Minelli, Gino Vanelli, Dino Danelli, and Vanilla Fudge...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (/9p9e)

Milli Vanilli briefly tried to go legit.

They were horrible.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:23 AM (UnA8+)

152 a country western singer, that I had to google shame for shame.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:23 AM (aSpXp)

153 willow, I guarantee this "child" will not be like the others !

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (bUjCl)

154 who is roy clark?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (aSpXp)



Crazy talented strings player. You might recognize him from HeeHaw.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (lwiT4)

155 I will always remember Roy Clark playing "Yesterday When I Was Young" at Mickey Mantle's funeral.

I still watch reruns of Hee Haw on RFD television and all of the musical talent on that show was amazing.

Buck Owens and Roy Clark are reunited with Hank Williams and Johnny Cash and George Jones. It's a helluva band.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (H7LIz)

156 On this date in 1990 pop group Milli Vanilli was stripped of their
Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know
It's True album.


Check out that video someday. The girl on it is pretty outstanding.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (Z216Q)

157 Them Schiff eyes. Beady, black and soulless.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (xqfqx)

158 Holy heck, dude, that's creepy.

And I do believe those eyes belong to a certain brand spankin' new Communist representative from 'Da Block who claims The Rent Is Too Damn High in her new D.C. digs....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (BRvh1)

159 lol runner, they were all lovely children, most turned out fine, I could ask no more than that.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:25 AM (aSpXp)

160 RINO Chuck Grassley (CR 6 supports Flake. He also wants a bill that protects the runaway witch hunt Mueller. He can EABOD too.


http://tinyurl.com/yaat9yww
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)


I don't get this; here I was thinking that maybe he and Gamera worked out a scheme in the last session of the Senate to bring up an obviously unconstitutional meddling in the affairs of the executive branch, and then bottle it up in the committee so someone, anyone, could keep a grandstanding fuck like Flake from introducing again. And now I find out Grassley really wanted it? Fuck that shit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 08:25 AM (y7DUB)

161 134 FDA to outlaw menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.


http://tinyurl.com/y8pt3bvg
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:19 AM (mpXpK)

Oh Lawd.

Just wait until the Lawsuits about "Disparate Impact" come about because a certain demographic can't get their Newports anymore...

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:25 AM (UnA8+)

162 I don't get this whole thing of early voting. Why can't we all vote on election day? Why does it turn into election month?

Its so that NYers can vote locally and also in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arizona, and other warm weather states they keep their winter homes in.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 08:25 AM (boNFp)

163 I don't get this whole thing of early voting. Why can't we all vote on election day?



I've done early voting before. When I knew I'd be out of town on election day for example. It is ok if it's legal.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:26 AM (bUjCl)

164 grammmie, never saw hee haw, but prayers for oved ones I know their loss will hurt.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:26 AM (aSpXp)

165 a country western singer, that I had to google shame for shame.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:23 AM (aSpXp)

Yeah, he played both kinds, country and western.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 08:26 AM (cxHbL)

166 159 Crazy talented strings player. You might recognize him from HeeHaw.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (lwiT4)


I think I mostly recognize him from an auto parts commercial in the 90s.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:26 AM (UnA8+)

167 143 This makes me sad. I played some of his music last night. Boy did he have talent.



Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (lwiT4)

I loved that show Hee Haw.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:27 AM (mpXpK)

168 I hope I would have the magnanimity of that guy in Tuscon, but I'm not really fooling myself very convincingly here or nothin'.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2018 08:27 AM (IqOTP)

169 pickin and grinnin

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:27 AM (lwiT4)

170 I saw and heard two fat guys fighting over a parking place near the grocery store. Didnt get out of their cars

Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at November 16, 2018 08:28 AM (LR2FM)

171 hogmartin, details?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:28 AM (aSpXp)

172 166 Oh Lawd.

Just wait until the Lawsuits about "Disparate Impact" come about because a certain demographic can't get their Newports anymore...
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:25 AM (UnA8+)


Eric Garner Hardest Hit... by DeBolshevik

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:28 AM (/9p9e)

173 I loved that show Hee Haw.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:27 AM (mpXpK)


HeeHaw and the old Muppets Show were some of the best TV shows ever.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:28 AM (lwiT4)

174 145
who is roy clark?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:21 AM (aSpXp)

Surely you jest. He was one of the most talented musicians who ever played and he was the co-star of the country variety show Hee Haw for many years.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:29 AM (mpXpK)

175 @71

Here is the fundamental problems for the GOP of today that faced the GOP of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

The GOP is essentially a corpritist/statist political party, has been from just after the civil, their main concern has never been individual voting blocks or groups the block they serve are business interests and that's it.

The GOP's incorporation of social/cultural issues only dates to the late 60's to early 70's and reached it's zenith in '94 where they were able to cobble together enough of the white vote to come to power, this melding of corpritism and cultural social issues was always a round peg in a square hole for the GOP elites.

Concomitant to this, the GOP also in the service of corporate interests massively increased immigration and being that our immigration and asylum system was re-written by Ted Kennedy, this immigration disfavored the 1st world and massively favored the third world.

So over the course of the 24 years that the GOP has been in power they have oversaw immigration into the country that dwarfs the mass immigration that we experienced in the late and early 20th centuries but without the predicate reason that made the earlier immigration necessary and beneficial.

And another reality that must be confronted is that the GOP is NEVER going to win the black vote in meaningful way.

The Democrat party over the last 80 years has alternatively bought off, recaptured and otherwise subsumed blacks into their party.

The Democrat party is their party now, they have position, they have power, they have kick backs and they have protection.


The Democrat party has also been successful in transferring their historical sin and mistreatment of blacks onto the GOP and conservatives and conservatism in general.

And now with the Democrats essentially incorporating elements of Marxism, fascism and social justice radicalism into their party, they are cobbling together an insurmountable voting block that will subsume us and lead to permanent democratic rule for generations.

Blacks vote 10:1 democratAsians vote 4:1 democratHispanics vote 3:1 democrat

The only group that votes for the GOP in any meaningful way are white people and with the Democrats targeting young white single women and suburban white women in general, the GOP is on the verge of becoming irrelevant within a few election cycles.


Trump is looking more and more like a last gasp of dying patient, a dead cat bounce, the end before the end.

And now with the Democrats taking their massive vote fraud operation out for a spin I don't see a way out of our predicament other than active civil disobedience and war.

Others may hold a different view but I just don't see it.



Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:29 AM (qxq6t)

176 hogmartin, details?
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:28 AM (aSpXp)

Link up there under
CIVIL WAR 2.0

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2018 08:29 AM (IqOTP)

177 I have seen those things but I figured they would not pull enough current to turn over a car. Have you used it yet?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:12 AM (mpXpK)

I got the 1000 Peak A version, not the glove box version. So far I have used it on my yard and field tractors, and I have helped other people in a parking lot of two. My mechanic says the little ones work, but I wanted more power just in case.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:29 AM (n9EOP)

178 ...Rick Scott could have gotten rid of Snipes...


**********

I keep hearing people say that.

My understanding is that is not correct. Supervisor of Elections is a county by county position and they are elected officials, not under the purview of the governor. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 16, 2018 08:30 AM (m45I2)

179 Vic, i'm sure he was a great guy. Just didn't hit my radar. Prayers for his soul, and family

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:30 AM (aSpXp)

180 Lindsay graham as judiciary chair, can play hardball with house dems. He can refer hillary to DOJ and others.

Nice catch JJ

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:30 AM (Ae45Z)

181 145 who is roy clark?
__________

He was a virtuoso guitar player, also played banjo and several other instruments exceptionally well.

Probably best known for his Hee-Haw hosting gig, but a really talented musician who influenced many bluegrass and country musicians.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (fqUgw)

182

Can someone do a side-by-side-side of Bill Nelson, a Sears mannequin, and a puppet from The Thunderbirds tv show?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (AVPWa)

183 Market watcher Jim Cramer is wringing his hands, since he can't understand why the Fed keeps raising interest rates. He says we are on the cusp of a Fed-induced recession, and (based on he comments yesterday) even Elizabeth Warren seems to agree with him.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (Z216Q)

184 Snipes may be a crook, but she's our crook.

Posted by: Broward County Democrats at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (3HNOQ)

185 160 I still watch reruns of Hee Haw on RFD television and all of the musical talent on that show was amazing.



Buck Owens and Roy Clark are reunited with Hank Williams and Johnny Cash and George Jones. It's a helluva band.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:24 AM (H7LIz)

I used to get RFD TV when I still had the satellite but DISH took it off.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (mpXpK)

186

Who else was on HEE HAW?

Barbara Mandrell?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (AVPWa)

187 184. Jeb appointed her in 2003 to a vacant post. That is why jeb is calling for nelson to concede

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:32 AM (Ae45Z)

188 The Federal Reserve is just one of the many tools that the Deep State has to fuck with PDT.

Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2018 08:32 AM (3HNOQ)

189 hogmartin, scary deal, glad he still has a good attitude.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:32 AM (aSpXp)

190 Anybody else sick of miranda lambert and carrie underwood? Hollywood country

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:33 AM (Ae45Z)

191 I'll take "Crazes From The Eighties" for $20 Alex. Walk like an Egyptian...


https://preview.tinyurl.com/lhkufha

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 08:33 AM (Z216Q)

192
Incidentally, yesterday I mentioned the Saginaw, Michigan song, which is a classic hoot.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:33 AM (AVPWa)

193 Rick Scott could have gotten rid of Snipes...


**********

I keep hearing people say that.

My understanding is that is not correct. Supervisor of Elections is a county by county position and they are elected officials, not under the purview of the governor. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 16, 2018 08:30 AM (m45I2)


Snipes was appointed by Senor Yeb. Scott couldn't have fired her but could have suspended her; some Florida resident told me that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 08:33 AM (y7DUB)

194 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:20 AM (mpXpK)

The judge expects the payoff graft to stop in another week or so!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:33 AM (n9EOP)

195 I don't like country music, but Roy Clarke was exceptionally talented.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 16, 2018 08:34 AM (rnAwa)

196 eyes without a face

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 08:34 AM (Tyii7)

197 Jim cramer is a idiot. Supported kerry and hillary

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:34 AM (Ae45Z)

198 183 I got the 1000 Peak A version, not the glove box
version. So far I have used it on my yard and field tractors, and I have
helped other people in a parking lot of two. My mechanic says the
little ones work, but I wanted more power just in case.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:29 AM (n9EOP)

I may have to get one of those things.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:34 AM (mpXpK)

199 Roy Clark, Malaguena

https://youtu.be/lxDQQDF6j0Y

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (rnAwa)

200 I "think" I agree ... but that was a shit-pot of really big words there. I'm probably going to need a summary.

Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 08:32 AM (udOi9)

Orange Man Bad

RINO Establishment Cucks Even Worse

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (n9EOP)

201 I would put Roy Clark a shade towards bluegrass.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (lwiT4)

202 I used to get RFD TV when I still had the satellite but DISH took it off.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (mpXpK)


RFD is trying to get a bill passed in Washington that rural content television has to be included in all basic cable TV packages.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (H7LIz)

203 I am not trying to be nasty, but Paradise California should rename itself Perdition.

Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (3HNOQ)

204 I've done early voting before. When I knew I'd be out of town on election day for example. It is ok if it's legal.

That is the whole reason why early voting probably needs to go away. There is no good way to deter illegal votes - our country has devolved that much now that people who are completely incompatible with a "high trust" modern society will exploit the honesty of others to further their evil ends.

I would be open to the idea of converting early voting into a form of provisional voting. Every early vote is automatically considered highly suspect and should be treated with skepticism.

IOW, don't even think about counting them unless there is a compelling reason to spend the money to confirm the validity of those votes.

In a normal world, an early vote gets filed in the circular file.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (boNFp)

205 I envision a super group of Milli Vanilli, Liza Minelli, Gino Vanelli, Dino Danelli, and Vanilla Fudge...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


***********

You can't just throw a group like that together willy-nilly!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 08:36 AM (m45I2)

206 If you know you are going to be away on election day, go to the courthouse and ask for an absentee ballot.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:36 AM (lwiT4)

207 Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:29 AM (qxq6t)

Comments like this are why AoS is one of the best blogs around.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 08:37 AM (kqsXK)

208 I may have to get one of those things.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:34 AM (mpXpK)

I've used the air pump a lot, and the USB port is great in the event of a power outage. I just ordered another one for Daughter H who lost power (and thus cell service last night).

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:37 AM (n9EOP)

209 a kid goat?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:37 AM (aSpXp)

210 Interesting that Gillum gave a concession speech originally, but Nelson never did. I think Nelson always knew there was a national plan to steal votes, but they kept Gillum out of the loop bc of his FBI problems and possibility of surveillance.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2018 08:37 AM (QPeHQ)

211 181. Valid points. Gop big business ruined us on immigration. Big mistake by Reagan.

16 years of clinton and obama, and dem lite bush for another 8 is hard to overcome

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:37 AM (Ae45Z)

212 Anybody else sick of miranda lambert and carrie underwood? Hollywood country

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:33 AM (Ae45Z)


What passes for "country" today is nothing more than rap with a steel guitar.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 08:38 AM (kqsXK)

213 Nelson is a puppet using depends

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:38 AM (Ae45Z)

214 > You can't just throw a group like that together willy-nilly!

So you're saying that Willie Nelson and the ghost of Harry Nilsson should also be included?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2018 08:38 AM (vOkuK)

215 Jonah, today's country ain't country.

Florida-Georgia line? Crap.

Most of the other stuff? Crap with a metro-sexual in front wearing a cowboy hat.

All the female singers look and sound the same. I can't keep them straight.

Give me Waylon Jennings and Charlie Pride and Loretta Lynn and George Jones and Johnny Cash. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:38 AM (H7LIz)

216 so we have early voting, mail in voting and late voting.
how about just let dems win, that would stop all the fraud and furor.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:38 AM (aSpXp)

217 I remember watching Roy Clark play a classical piece on his guitar once and just thinking OMG, how can anybody make a guitar sound like that? It was just unreal how good he was.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 16, 2018 08:38 AM (fqUgw)

218 'This isn't the Jim F*ing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He's an a**hole and he actually is disrespectful to the president.'

A tiny glimmer of hope can be found in the strangest places - like the press corpse!

Of course, the biggest laugh of the Acosta Intern-Abusing Meltdown was when that other reporter tried to stick up for Acoster and Trump said, yeah, well, I don't think much of your work, either. The chortles were the sound of #winning.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, he still here? at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (S9U/P)

219 @200
This is simply not true, Scott could have yanked her after she was reprimanded for election improprieties in 2016 and 2017.

Jeb Bush yanked her predecessor and installed Snipes to the positon she has now.

Here is a snippet from a Florida Sun-Sentinal column....
"In 2003 Gov. Jeb Bush yanked and replaced Snipes' predecessor,
who was never accused of fraud or defying a judge's order -- and that's
a whole lot less than Snipespulled on Canova. Of course, then Jeb gave
us Snipes, but I believe it was a case of a red governor [Scott] trying to keep
the faith with a blue county."


Hope this puts the notion that Scott couldn't have gotten rid of Snipes to bed.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (qxq6t)

220 But, wouldn't absentee ballot be riskier? Those are mailed in. Early voting - you vote in person and your identity is checked. Absentee ballot - those have a tendency to get lost or, worse, amended.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (bUjCl)

221 I think the high point of country music was late 80's into the 90's. Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, etc.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (lwiT4)

222 192

Who else was on HEE HAW?

Barbara Mandrell?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:31 AM (AVPWa)


Buck Owens and Roy Clark were the co-hosts. Regulars were IIRC Minnie Pearl and George Lindsey.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:40 AM (/9p9e)

223 210. Or Gomorrah?

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:40 AM (Ae45Z)

224 Late voting ? That's a new one.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:40 AM (bUjCl)

225 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (boNFp)

Suppressing the provisional vote racist H8r!

Your entirely reasonably proposal makes far too much sense and will never be allowed to happen, because it reduces the margin of fraud.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:40 AM (n9EOP)

226 Country Music ceased being country except for Ricky Skaggs and maybe a few others a long time ago. I think the decline started in the mid to late 70s. There will never be another Patsy Cline or the like. We will continue to get women singers who look good but have no talent.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:40 AM (mpXpK)

227 I wonder if mail in ballets are such a great idea, state union crriers, heck just toss those puppies to the side and see if they are needed.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:40 AM (aSpXp)

228 ballots#

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:40 AM (aSpXp)

229 Grammie: Good list.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:41 AM (H7LIz)

230
My understanding is that is not correct. Supervisor
of Elections is a county by county position and they are elected
officials, not under the purview of the governor.

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 16, 2018 08:30 AM (m45I2)

================

The governor can remove her, for malfeasance, and was pushed to do it after the last election when a court case determined she faked a batch of votes for Hillary. Similar accusations were leveled against the PB County board head but never proved, as I recall.




https://preview.tinyurl.com/yagoxm8b

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 16, 2018 08:41 AM (Z216Q)

231
What the hell is up with these astronauts who go up in space and come down Democrats?

Nelson, John Glenn, Mr. Gabby Giffords?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:41 AM (/9p9e)

232 I still watch reruns of Hee Haw on RFD television and all of the musical talent on that show was amazing.

Buck Owens and Roy Clark are reunited with Hank Williams and Johnny Cash and George Jones. It's a helluva band.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Youtube has a bunch of the shows also.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 08:41 AM (9vbJt)

233 But, wouldn't absentee ballot be riskier? Those
are mailed in. Early voting - you vote in person and your identity is
checked. Absentee ballot - those have a tendency to get lost or, worse,
amended.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (bUjCl)


When I did absentee ballot, I had to do it at the County Clerk's office, with two witnesses. (they didn't see my ballot - just confirming everything was on the up-and-up. Handed it to the clerk personally.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:41 AM (lwiT4)

234 238. Gubmint paychecks they likey

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 08:42 AM (Ae45Z)

235 Hee Haw also had scantily clad women like Barbie Benton. It would never fly today.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:42 AM (H7LIz)

236 I would put Roy Clark a shade towards bluegrass.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:35 AM (lwiT4)


He played a mean banjo on the "Pickin' and Grinnin'" segment of HeeHaw. He also released an album with Gatemouth Brown called Making Music in the late 70s; I don't know if it was ever transferred to CD but YouTube has it, along with him and Gate performing live together.

Tbh I didn't know Roy was still alive because I can't remember the last time he played around here, although accounts of his death said he was still playing.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 08:42 AM (y7DUB)

237 so we have early voting, mail in voting and late voting.
how about just let dems win, that would stop all the fraud and furor.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:38 AM (aSpXp)


Think of the money we'd save on elections if we let an AI computer decide the "intent of the people" and decide for us!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:42 AM (n9EOP)

238
Hee-Haw was actually a highly rated show in NYC of all places.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (/9p9e)

239

remember GEORGE GOBEL?

Was he supposed to be funny?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (AVPWa)

240 Barbara Mandrell made my monkey wiggle.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (xqfqx)

241 "And now with the Democrats taking their massive vote
fraud operation out for a spin I don't see a way out of our predicament
other than active civil disobedience and war.

Others may hold a different view but I just don't see it.




Posted by: Kreplach"

If we lose this battle the Dem party will become like PRI in Mexico (ironically and appropriately named Institutional Revolutionary Party) which ruled Mexico for 80-70 years and still dominates) All sectors of society, from business to organized labor groups, professional organizations, media, indigenous groups, etc... had work and cooperate with party to get what they wanted or even be allowed to exist.


The PRI allowed token opposition for appearance sake. I'm not sure the Dems will even allow that.

Posted by: Ripley at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (MxEKc)

242 Buck Owens and Roy Clark were the co-hosts. Regulars were IIRC Minnie Pearl and George Lindsey.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Archie Campbell, Lulu Roman, Junior Samples, Misti Rowe, Stringbean, Grampa Jones (frequently)

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (9vbJt)

243 Hee Haw also had scantily clad women like Barbie Benton.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:42 AM


Ahem.

Posted by: Hef at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (DMUuz)

244 227 But, wouldn't absentee ballot be riskier? Those are mailed in. Early voting - you vote in person and your identity is checked. Absentee ballot - those have a tendency to get lost or, worse, amended.
Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (bUjCl)

==============

I would like to some see some sort of robust system that ties the presence of a used ballot (no record of individual votes) to an actual registered voter. Anything not tied to a registered voter gets tossed out automatically, but open to an appeals process that involves in person identity verification.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (oh/Sd)

245 remember GEORGE GOBEL?



Was he supposed to be funny?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (AVPWa)



Not as funny as George Burns.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (lwiT4)

246 243 Think of the money we'd save on elections if we let an AI computer decide the "intent of the people" and decide for us!
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:42 AM (n9EOP)

And all the money we'd save on medical costs once the AI decided that 99.9% of us needed to die immediately.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (UnA8+)

247 @213
Thank you, I know my comments vacillate from spittle flecked incoherence to merely unhinged and are nauseatingly repetitive.

Sometimes, but not often, I have something worthwhile to contribute.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:45 AM (qxq6t)

248 Sam Donaldson's new toupee is redonkulous:

https://tinyurl.com/y7h9dds4

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 16, 2018 08:45 AM (hjaPQ)

249 246 Barbara Mandrell made my monkey wiggle.
____________

She was very pretty, probably still is. That car accident pretty much ended her career though. Sad.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 16, 2018 08:45 AM (fqUgw)

250 You know what else was bad about yesterday? I called three garages to try to get one to send someone out with a new battery and replace it in the hospital parking lot. I was willing to eat a large bill for that. Not one of them would do it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:45 AM (mpXpK)

251 I remember seeing Miranda Lambert open for Kenny Chesney many years ago.
lady Antebellum was also one of the opening acts for him that night.

I remember living being impressed by Lady A.

And thinking that Miranda Lambert was a no talent high maintenance, bitch like human.

Carrie Underwood seems like a nice person.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 08:46 AM (cqNba)

252 245

remember GEORGE GOBEL?

Was he supposed to be funny?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (AVPWa)
_______________________________________

Like Buddy Hackett and some other entertainers of the time, George Gobel was a night club entertainer whose act would be censored for television. His fans would watch him on tv and understand the double entendre from his night club act. He was bigger than his tv appearances.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:46 AM (H7LIz)

253 a kid goat?
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:37 AM (aSpXp)

My father bought for two zuzim?

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2018 08:46 AM (IqOTP)

254 General Zod, in the conservatory, with the rope.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 08:46 AM (Bdeb0)

255 245

remember GEORGE GOBEL?

Was he supposed to be funny?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (AVPWa)


"Nein!"

- - Hermann Goering

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:46 AM (/9p9e)

256 259 a kid goat?
Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:37 AM (aSpXp)

My father bought for two zuzim?
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2018 08:46 AM (IqOTP)


LOL!!! Spit take.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:47 AM (/9p9e)

257 260 General Zod, in the conservatory, with the rope.
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 08:46 AM (Bdeb0)

===========

That seems rather mundane for you.

Is that a tale of Zod, the early years?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 08:47 AM (oh/Sd)

258 I would like to some see some sort of robust system that ties the presence of a used ballot (no record of individual votes) to an actual registered voter. Anything not tied to a registered voter gets tossed out automatically, but open to an appeals process that involves in person identity verification.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (oh/Sd)

That would be ideal. That is why it will take and act of Devine power to happen.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:47 AM (bUjCl)

259 Hrothgar, see?

hog, is that less than a shekel?

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:47 AM (aSpXp)

260 My son and I were having a conversation about this whole election mess in Florida, and he brought up an interesting observation:

Is it possible that, besides trying to steal the election there, Dems are trying to cover up that it appears Florida has trended more Republican in the past 2 decades, and that is really is not as much of a swing state as they would like us all to believe? And they have a vested interest in keeping up the illusion so they can always plant doubts in people's minds that the GOP steals elections.

Jeb Bush (yeah, I know , but . . . ) was only the 3rd or 4th GOP governor in Florida since Reconstruction, yet from the beginning of Bush's term we've had 24 straight years of Republican governors and will have at least another 4 years under DeSantis, the most conservative governor I can remember us having.

Both our state house and senate are solidly GOP - yeah, not as conservative as I would like, but better than the Dems..

And now we're going to have two R US senators for the first time that - well, I can remember. Again not as conservative as I would like, but it does keep the Senate in GOP hands and helps to dilute the influence of the Abortion Twins and Willard.

The population growth in the solidly red counties like in SW Florida - now 1.3 million, and for the most part the transplants are people who escape the crazy blue states and don't vote like those states - and how they came out strongly for Trump in 2016, and for Scott, Nelson, and Caldwell in 2018.

How Dems have to manufacture votes (2000 & 201 and count on depressed turnout (calling the state for Gore in 2000 before the Panhandle finished voting, and Hurricane Michael this year) to come close.

It's not a big trend at all - if it even is one. But that's how my son is looking at it.

I thought it was kind of interesting.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 16, 2018 08:48 AM (CmURZ)

261 Speaking of HeeHaw I checked Amazon for videos of the old show. They had an 8 DVD set of them for $109. I thought that was a little steep so I haven't jumped on it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:48 AM (mpXpK)

262 F you once again Il Duce Cuomo. Money for illegal aliens, money for free college, handouts for every liberal cause. No money to do basic things like maintain our roads and do snow removal.

This is the highest taxed state in the nation and we get it up the squeakhole every single time. Keep voting democrat, you low life idiots. I'm almost done paying your bills.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 16, 2018 08:48 AM (SS4vH)

263
George Gobel once quipped, "If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching TV by candlelight."

If you didn't know, you'd think that was a soundbite from Loopy Ocasio-Fiasco.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:48 AM (/9p9e)

264 Cuomo defended the deal, arguing that New York has to offer incentives because of its comparatively high taxes. Cuomo: Its not a level playing field to begin with.

Wait what? Taxes force people to move?

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (JFO2v)

265 @247

Just viewing US history, we seem to be reverting to a period where the Democrats controlled the House and Senate for 60 years.

They controlled the Presidency for 30+ years during this time as well.

But with the demographic change and massive voter fraud we won't even get the GOP President one offs that that the earlier period had.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (qxq6t)

266 252
243 Think of the money we'd save on elections if we let an AI computer decide the "intent of the people" and decide for us!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 08:42 AM (n9EOP)



And all the money we'd save on medical costs once the AI decided that 99.9% of us needed to die immediately.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (UnA8+)

****
"I Approve of this solution"

Posted by: Colossus at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (Fb9aZ)

267 Top Shelf Memberships for Everyone!

Posted by: Fritz at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (2Mnv1)

268 Those are Rep Occasional-Cortex's eyes!
What do I win?
Heh. Late morning...

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (W+vEI)

269 It was the NOT WEARING SEATBELTS in the car accident that messed her up.

Posted by: JAS at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (3HNOQ)

270 >>244 Hee-Haw was actually a highly rated show in NYC of all places. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (/9p9e)

Genuinely unironic interest, or smug, self-satisfied sniggering at the hayseed stereotype? I'd guess the latter...

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (Bdeb0)

271 A large part of the mess I dump on our SOS, Detzner. He was required to have Election Monitors from the state in Broward. He sent a couple. And, they looked like they were possibly Snipes' niece and nephew. Even though Broward was "counting" 18 hours a day behind locked doors, the monitors never saw anything wrong, per Detzner.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (QPeHQ)

272 Kreplach, I agree. But I honestly don't think we'll have civil war, I think it will be more like England: a long. slow slide into becoming a third world garbage country.

I don't like it, but Trump will lose in 2020. When Orange freaking County in California goes completely Democrat, we have absolutely lost suburban whites. We cannot win without suburban whites, and Trump's personal style scares the crap out of them (even though they agree with his policies, which have actually been pretty vanilla conservative except for immigration.) Right now we're up to about 40 House seats gone, the majority of them suburban.

The Dems learned their lesson with Hillary: they are NOT going to leave it up to the voters to stop their project to turn America into Venezuela. Soros has deliberately targeted Sec. of State and AGs at the state level, the two offices that could crack down on voter fraud. We are NOT getting the House back, and because the map is so bad in 2020 we probably will lose the Senate as well. I honestly didn't think we'd lose more than 20, 25 seats. I can't remember a time I have been more pessimistic about the long term future of the country.



Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (5KWnQ)

273 oh noooo they are recalling Turkey.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (aSpXp)

274 266 Posted by: Marybeth at November 16, 2018 08:48 AM (CmURZ)


I'm curious as to your reasoning behind your theory. For real, not snarky.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (/9p9e)

275 279 oh noooo they are recalling Turkey.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (aSpXp)


Erdogan will be pissed.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (H7LIz)

276 You know what else was bad about yesterday? I called three garages to try to get one to send someone out with a new battery and replace it in the hospital parking lot. I was willing to eat a large bill for that. Not one of them would do it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:45 AM (mpXpK)

If there was an Advance Auto Parts local, they prolly would've....they made a house call for my mom, once.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (cxHbL)

277 This is simply not true, Scott could have yanked her after she was reprimanded for election improprieties in 2016 and 2017.

Jeb Bush yanked her predecessor and installed Snipes to the positon she has now.

Here is a snippet from a Florida Sun-Sentinal column....
"In 2003 Gov. Jeb Bush yanked and replaced Snipes' predecessor,
who was never accused of fraud or defying a judge's order -- and that's
a whole lot less than Snipespulled on Canova. Of course, then Jeb gave
us Snipes, but I believe it was a case of a red governor [Scott] trying to keep
the faith with a blue county."


Hope this puts the notion that Scott couldn't have gotten rid of Snipes to bed.


Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (qxq6t)
*****************************

The RACE CARD would have been played and then the lawsuits. Look at what's happening with Stacey Abrams or even Trump. If you say it enough times half the population will believe it.
Hindsight is 20-20.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (hECVl)

278 >>Think of the money we'd save on elections if we let an AI computer decide the "intent of the people" and decide for us!



*in flat affect female voice*
Thank you. We agree with your conclusion. Shall we vote for you going forward?

Your wife says you're a good husband. Please empty the trash at 3:00 pm before she gets home.

Posted by: Alexa & Siri at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (W+vEI)

279 Is it possible that, besides trying to steal the election there, Dems are trying to cover up that it appears Florida has trended more Republican in the past 2 decades, and that is really is not as much of a swing state as they would like us all to believe? And they have a vested interest in keeping up the illusion so they can always plant doubts in people's minds that the GOP steals elections.




Marybeth, that is an interesting take on things. It is possible. They try it at all levels - depressing Republican turnout with bogus polls - hey why bother voting, you guys lost already. That could very well be.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (bUjCl)

280 @264 - Fun Fact: We used to hunt quail on a farm near Devine TX when I was a kid.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at November 16, 2018 08:51 AM (ySEwc)

281 >>And all the money we'd save on medical costs once the AI decided that 99.9% of us needed to die immediately.
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (UnA8+)

"Greetings, Earthlings. We are from Regula-9. We have arrived to deliver this AI device, which will..."sort" you. Your participation is encouraged. We will return soon. Carry on."

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 08:51 AM (Bdeb0)

282 Those are Rep Occasional-Cortex's eyes!
What do I win?


I'll bite you!

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 16, 2018 08:51 AM (Tyii7)

283 276 >>244 Hee-Haw was actually a highly rated show in NYC of all places. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (/9p9e)

Genuinely unironic interest, or smug, self-satisfied sniggering at the hayseed stereotype? I'd guess the latter...
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (Bdeb0)


Disagree. I was pre-teen early teen during its heyday here and I thought it was funny the same as I thought Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres. Then again, I was a kid and not a bigoted Lefty. But I bet people in general were entertained by it.

And in the late 70s/early 80s we actually had a country music station here for a while.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (/9p9e)

284 In interviews, ill people report eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different locations. Three ill people lived in households where raw turkey pet food was fed to pets

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (aSpXp)

285 How do we even know Trump will run in 2020 much less if he'll lose? Lots of things can happen between now and then.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (AllCR)

286 282 If there was an Advance Auto Parts local, they prolly would've....they made a house call for my mom, once.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (cxHbL)

I don't know if we have one or not, I usually go to O'Reileys for auto parts.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (mpXpK)

287 And now we're going to have two R US senators for the first time that - well, I can remember.

Nobody can remember as far back as Reconstruction, which is when it was.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (y7DUB)

288 Cuomo defended the deal, arguing that New York has to offer incentives because of its comparatively high taxes. Cuomo: Its not a level playing field to begin with.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (JFO2v)

They'll make it up in volume.

Posted by: Deep Moron at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (1900u)

289 It is spending you idiots!

The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $252,692,000,000 in October, the first month of fiscal 2019, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released Tuesday.

Despite the record tax collections, the government still ran a deficit of $100,491,000,000 for the month because it spent $353,183,000,000.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (JFO2v)

290 Adirondack, ugh, we can thank Obamas administration for that fk.

Posted by: willow at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (aSpXp)

291 287 >>And all the money we'd save on medical costs once the AI decided that 99.9% of us needed to die immediately.
Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:44 AM (UnA8+)

"Greetings, Earthlings. We are from Regula-9. We have arrived to deliver this AI device, which will..."sort" you. Your participation is encouraged. We will return soon. Carry on."
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 08:51 AM (Bdeb0)


For a moment, I thought they were delivering ballots to Broward County.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (/9p9e)

292 All this talk of Republicans needing to lock-in and fix vote laws and procedures and not one mention of absent, clueless, feckless RNC chairman Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel.

Trump best clear out the Paul Ryan intelligentsia at the RNC Bigly. Pronto.

Trump needs to get some Trump-like warriors in at the RNC.

STAT.

Posted by: The people across the aisle want us silenced at best,dead at worst at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (FUJZT)

293 ^^^ "Give me your money and live in Paradise"
didn't work out either way......


they will have to pave it over and make a parking lot.

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (5IHGB)

294 I don't know if we have one or not, I usually go to O'Reileys for auto parts.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (mpXpK)

AAA is your friend.

Posted by: Deep Moron at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (1900u)

295 280 266 Posted by: Marybeth at November 16, 2018 08:48 AM (CmURZ)


I'm curious as to your reasoning behind your theory. For real, not snarky.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:50 AM (/9p9e)

It's not my theory, it's my son's. I only mention his observations because he does a lot of thinking out of the box and I always enjoy his take on stuff.

The other thing I forgot about that he mentioned was that Florida voted GOP even with the huge influx of Democrat-leaning Puerto Ricans from Hurricane Maria.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (CmURZ)

296 297 For a moment, I thought they were delivering ballots to Broward County.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (/9p9e)

With 99.9% of us dead, don't worry, we'll all be voting Democrat.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 08:54 AM (UnA8+)

297 >>How do we even know Trump will run in 2020 much less if he'll lose? Lots of things can happen between now and then.



Because he's hire Brad Pascale as his 202 campaign manager? Hired him in his first year in office, IIRC.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 08:54 AM (W+vEI)

298 @283
Oh I understand the race card would have been pulled but again we see the fundamental problem we face.

The Democrats use blacks and accusations or racism as their shield to do their dirty work.

We have to fight past that or the country is lost, it probably already is lost.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:54 AM (qxq6t)

299 It is spending you idiots!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (JFO2v)

See 294

Posted by: Deep Moron at November 16, 2018 08:55 AM (1900u)

300 > I can't remember a time I have been more pessimistic about the long term future of the country.

Your concern has been noted.

> We are NOT getting the House back, and because the map is so bad in 2020 we probably will lose the Senate as well.

Nonsense.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2018 08:55 AM (vOkuK)

301 morning Hordelings.

and isn't it fantastic that the opening day of gun season is tomorrow and I suddenly come down with a sinus cold. So now I have a day to determine if I'm going to be in the tree stand at first light or not.

anyway, let's have a good day and enjoy loopy-fiasco's contribution to community humor.

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 16, 2018 08:55 AM (8D42x)

302 As someone mentioned yesterday, DeSantis will be replacing the last three d governor (Chiles) appointed SC. Two of the other four (appointed by r governors) are conservative, so hoping he chooses well.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2018 08:55 AM (QPeHQ)

303 300 AAA is your friend.

Posted by: Deep Moron at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (1900u)

My wife signed up for that for a few years. I got her to drop it because we were spending money on it and never used it the whole time we had it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:55 AM (mpXpK)

304 >>Because he's hire Brad Pascale as his 202 campaign manager? Hired him in his first year in office, IIRC.

And he's already announced he's running in 2020 and asked Pence to be his running mate.

These are usually pretty good signs that someone is running.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 08:56 AM (/tuJf)

305 "really is not as much of a swing state as they would like us all to believe"

I think the same thing about Ga.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2018 08:56 AM (Tnijr)

306 >>they will have to pave it over and make a parking lot.
Posted by: saf at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (5IHGB)

Once there were parking lots. Now it's a peaceful oasis.

You got it.

Posted by: Zodding Heads at November 16, 2018 08:56 AM (Bdeb0)

307 309 300 AAA is your friend.

Posted by: Deep Moron at November 16, 2018 08:53 AM (1900u)

My wife signed up for that for a few years. I got her to drop it because we were spending money on it and never used it the whole time we had it.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:55 AM (mpXpK)


It's insurance, in a way. And the Trip-Tik has gone the way of the buggy whip.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:56 AM (/9p9e)

308
nj.com
New, steeper Bayonne Bridge shut down after cars can't make it up the incline in snow

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 08:57 AM (hrcfq)

309 I used Triple A last month when my battery died. They were there in 30 minutes, and were extremely polite. I didn't even have to show them my card.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:57 AM (lwiT4)

310 Re: Amazon's roadshow for state bribes to locate 2nd HQ there - saw a twitter comment jokingly speculate it was really just a ruse for Bezos to gather intel on all these states'.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 08:57 AM (W+vEI)

311 306
> We are NOT getting the House back, and because the map is so bad in 2020 we probably will lose the Senate as well.

Nonsense.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 16, 2018 08:55 AM (vOkuK)

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Way too early prediction:

We net gain two Senate seats in 2020.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 08:57 AM (ANN96)

312 "I can't remember a time I have been more pessimistic about the long term future of the country.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (5KWnQ) "


Yeah, same here. The last two years were good, I lost a lot of my 8-years-of-0 gloom, but it is all back. Voting our way out suddenly doesn't seem like an option, and our organization (the R party) is riddled with 5th columnists and enemy agents.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 16, 2018 08:57 AM (tSXzq)

313 310 >>Because he's hire Brad Pascale as his 202 campaign manager? Hired him in his first year in office, IIRC.

And he's already announced he's running in 2020 and asked Pence to be his running mate.

These are usually pretty good signs that someone is running.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 08:56 AM (/tuJf)

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But the concern.

Have you noted the concern?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 08:58 AM (ANN96)

314 I think Trump already has his 2020 Campaign slogan, no? Keep America Great.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:58 AM (lwiT4)

315 >>But the concern.

>>Have you noted the concern?

I believe I've detected a little.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM (/tuJf)

316 "I can't remember a time I have been more pessimistic about the long term future of the country. "

Oh come now on the low point was when Barky got re-elected. I thought it would never end.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM (Tnijr)

317 AAA is your friend.
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Nope.
AAA has an irrational hatred of truck drives and AAA administrators need to drink Jim Jones Kool Aid.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM (hrcfq)

318 320 I think Trump already has his 2020 Campaign slogan, no? Keep America Great.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:58 AM (lwiT4)

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And Democrats will shit all over it, because obviously.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM (ANN96)

319 >>nj.com
New, steeper Bayonne Bridge shut down after cars can't make it up the incline in snow



Lemme guess, their highest priority was hiring an engineering firm with maximum diversity, just like that Florida bridge? Or the brother in law of the person assigned to select the engineering firm?



I have become so cynical!


Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM (W+vEI)

320 Visibility currently 1.5 miles at SFO due to smoke.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM (EZebt)

321 Captain Hate #52:
...I loaded my Airedale, Teddy, in the car... engine just wouldn't start... towed it to the garage... I walked home...

I suppose this has already been mentioned, but, poor Teddy, sitting in that car at the garage when he thought he was going to the park...!

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's a dog's life, indeed, at November 16, 2018 09:00 AM (S9U/P)

322 sometimes your car insurance actually has roadside assistance

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 16, 2018 09:00 AM (XZ3Gp)

323 >>I think Trump already has his 2020 Campaign slogan, no? Keep America Great.



"Promises Made. Promises Kept."
A guess, since he has this on big signs at his rallies.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 09:00 AM (W+vEI)

324 289 276 >>244 Hee-Haw was actually a highly rated show in NYC of all places. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:43 AM (/9p9e)

Genuinely unironic interest, or smug, self-satisfied sniggering at the hayseed stereotype? I'd guess the latter...
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 08:49 AM (Bdeb0)


Disagree. I was pre-teen early teen during its heyday here and I thought it was funny the same as I thought Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres. Then again, I was a kid and not a bigoted Lefty. But I bet people in general were entertained by it.

And in the late 70s/early 80s we actually had a country music station here for a while.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (/9p9e)

IIRC, there were some pretty gals on Hee-Haw. That could explain the popularity

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 09:01 AM (7HtZB)

325
Imagine a poker game where one player has to show his cards, then his opponents get to continue picking cards. That's what these elections have become. The (D)'s say 'show us your cards in the rural areas, then we'll see what number we have to come up with to win'.

All at once, or nothing. Rural election commissions need to tally, then hold their totals.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 09:01 AM (e7O7B)

326 I don't recall results changing so long after election day in the past.Whatever.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 09:01 AM (BXMxN)

327 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 07:52 AM (AllCR)

Apologia Studios takes a good look at Jim Jones and his worldview. Includes info about early ties to Harvey Milk, Dianne Feinstein, and others.

Also chilling audio from the Jonestown massacre itself.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8b4emjd

Posted by: human at November 16, 2018 09:02 AM (0CeRG)

328 "IIRC, there were some pretty gals on Hee-Haw. That could explain the popularity"

yep

Posted by: Barbie Benton's Belly Button at November 16, 2018 09:02 AM (Tnijr)

329 wait, Cap left his Airedale in the car when it got towed to the garage?
That must have been fun for the mechanic

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 16, 2018 09:02 AM (XZ3Gp)

330 >>And he's already announced he's running in 2020 and asked Pence to be his running mate.



He asked Pence at the press conference last week, right? That was funny. So much for the gotcha question!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 09:02 AM (W+vEI)

331 >>329 >>I think Trump already has his 2020 Campaign slogan, no? Keep America Great.

Trump/Pence 2020: "Keep Them Pissed Off."

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:02 AM (Bdeb0)

332 What's the deal with the run-off in the Miss Senate race? They have to do another vote?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:03 AM (lwiT4)

333 332 I don't recall results changing so long after election day in the past.Whatever.

Pikers.

Posted by: Every Banana Republic Dictator Ever at November 16, 2018 09:03 AM (H7LIz)

334 Any of the emergency assistance AAA offers is cheaper to roll into my insurance premium. They call the same tow company anyway.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2018 09:03 AM (IqOTP)

335 I don't recall results changing so long after election day in the past.Whatever.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 09:01 AM (BXMxN)
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I don't either. WTF is going on?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 09:03 AM (hECVl)

336 >>He asked Pence at the press conference last week, right? That was funny. So much for the gotcha question!

Yep. But he announced he was running for re-election months ago.

Why wouldn't he? He's having a ball and despite the gloom and doom of the moment things are going pretty damn well.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:04 AM (/tuJf)

337 Visibility currently 1.5 miles at SFO due to smoke.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM


I'd like to know if that smoke is having some large scale cooling effect. Our weather forecasters completely screwed up our area forecast. Temperatures were five degrees lower then they projected and we got nailed with a snowstorm that was supposed to be snow, then quickly change to rain. Short version: it never happened. Nothing but snow.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 09:05 AM (e7O7B)

338 338 What's the deal with the run-off in the Miss Senate race? They have to do another vote?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:03 AM (lwiT4)


Runoff election, I believe.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:05 AM (/9p9e)

339 "Raven" by Tim Reiterman is a pretty comprehensive bio of Jim Jones (though getting through it is only for the most committed Guyanaphile...I couldn't manage it). Well-researched, anyway.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:05 AM (Bdeb0)

340 I find the "All is lost" and "We are done....done" draining, more so them J.J. Excellent links or commentary, so I will put this link for CTH. This person is not a Pollyanna but she tries to see the positive.

"
https://tinyurl.com/ybspl7xv

Scroll down to near end of thread for poster cofefe999 today at timestamp 8:08. It brightens things up a bit as do some of the folks following.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 09:05 AM (AllCR)

341 Here's what I don't get about the bribes to Amazon: Why can't other businesses now sue their states or cities for equal protection under the law? And demand the same tax rates or proportional tax cuts?

Posted by: slowroll at November 16, 2018 09:06 AM (ypm4t)

342 It is spending you idiots!
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For some reason I woke up with dreams of Daleks running around chanting 'Consolidate' and then 'Comprehensive Exterminate'.

Going to take a few more cups of coffee to dissipate that one.

Not a country/western fan, but I do like and admire bluegrass.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 16, 2018 09:06 AM (MIKMs)

343 wait, Cap left his Airedale in the car when it got towed to the garage?
That must have been fun for the mechanic
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 16, 2018 09:02 AM (XZ3Gp)


Young Theodore is probably sacked out on one of the beds upstairs. He *does* like riding in the car, just like the other three did.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 09:07 AM (y7DUB)

344 >>Runoff election, I believe.

November 27th. Just have to keep Hyde-Smith from saying any more dumb things between now and then.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:07 AM (/tuJf)

345 347 Here's what I don't get about the bribes to Amazon: Why can't other businesses now sue their states or cities for equal protection under the law? And demand the same tax rates or proportional tax cuts?

Posted by: slowroll at November 16, 2018 09:06 AM (ypm4t)


Call in to Loopy Fiasco's office. Force a socialist to back a massive tax cut.

Genius.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:07 AM (/9p9e)

346 >>And he's already announced he's running in 2020 and asked Pence to be his running mate.



Oh yeah, pretty sure he announced he was running within months of being sworn in. Love that he doesn't do things the DC way.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 09:08 AM (W+vEI)

347 Why can't other businesses now sue their states or cities for equal protection under the law? And demand the same tax rates or proportional tax cuts?

Dinosaur.

The courts aren't about adjudicating law, its about conjuring up new laws, redefining the branches of government, and furthering the Marxist agenda.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 09:08 AM (boNFp)

348 Time for me to go Morons, hopefully I won't have all those problems today.;

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 09:08 AM (mpXpK)

349 We can design reliable cars, jet planes, factories, ships, transaction processing, etc. but we can design an election system that guarantees integrity (or at least has a miniscule probability of failure or compromise). This is insane.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 09:09 AM (/qEW2)

350 Cap. Hate, I love Airedales -always so bouncy and boisterous. I don't think I could keep up with one though.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 16, 2018 09:10 AM (XZ3Gp)

351 However, if I could afford to live on one of the smaller Keys, I'd consider it, hurricanes and all.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 16, 2018 08:08 AM (xzqr4)

Some of the named keys are smaller then a strip mall parking lot. And might be a whole foot above sea level.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 09:10 AM (A9I+K)

352 Trump announced his 2020 slogan: Keep America Great. People already have TRUMP 2020 signs up.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2018 09:11 AM (tt3kE)

353 338 What's the deal with the run-off in the Miss Senate race? They have to do another vote?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:03 AM (lwiT4)


Runoff election, I believe.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:05 AM (/9p9e)
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Runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith(R) and Mike Espy (D) on Nov. 27th. The Dems are putting money into this trying to flip this seat.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 09:11 AM (hECVl)

354 Time for me to go Morons, hopefully I won't have all those problems today.;

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 09:08 AM (mpXpK)

No rain at least...9" @ my house this wk.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 09:11 AM (cxHbL)

355 350. Agreed jack. Sew her lips shut for 11 days.

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:11 AM (Ae45Z)

356 It's a lovely day here, it's stopped snowing, the snow looks beautiful with the shadows on it, It' s sunny day with blue skies, my husband wasn't stuck yesterday on a bus in Secacus with 50 first graders for five hours(Poor parents! Poor kids! Poor bus driver! and Hillary Clinton is NOT president. Thanks, God!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 09:11 AM (AllCR)

357 Marsha B on judicary committee is a great move by mcconnell

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:12 AM (Ae45Z)

358 130 You can not buy a home in SF for less than $1M now. Who would want to?

http://tinyurl.com/yd7257j6
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

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Not me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 16, 2018 09:12 AM (EZebt)

359 I loved that show Hee Haw.

--

If it hasn't been mentioned, reruns are shown on RFD-TV. We watch them all the time. Clark was such an incredible talent, and had a beautiful singing voice as well. And the Junior Samples BR549 skits still crack me up. There was actually a lot of good talent on that show. Grandpa Jones and his wife were so good, and Kenny Price had a wonderful voice. I don't care much for Buck Owens at all and never could see why he was so popular in the day.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 16, 2018 09:12 AM (JoUsr)

360 Under the radar, but blackburn is a huge get for the senate

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:13 AM (Ae45Z)

361 Looks like Occasional-Cortex' House chambers charm offensive is already paying dividends. She ran on Green issues, and she's reportedly managed to piss off the Dem incoming Power and Commerce chair of establishment of a global weirding commission.

You keep it up, young lady! The oldsters in DC need to be told how to rule, and they know it!

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:13 AM (Bdeb0)

362 Snow and winter are great - from Nov 30 through Jan 14, after - a burden...

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:13 AM (bUjCl)

363 AAA has an irrational hatred of truck drives and AAA administrators need to drink Jim Jones Kool Aid.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 16, 2018 08:59 AM (hrcfq)


Flavor Aid.

Fla. Vor. Aid.

Thank you.

Posted by: Kool-Aid's marketing department at November 16, 2018 09:14 AM (VhKw6)

364 As we've learned in the past few years, the leftist Hive is comprised of several key components: 1. Democratic Party, 2. Media, 3. Deep State, 4. Technology monopolies (Amazon, FB, Google, etc.), 5. Schools, and 6. Big Money donors.

Which one of those entities is truly calling the shots is debatable, but probably immaterial for now (as the Hive Mind is unilaterally focussed on taking down Trump).

However, it's important for Amazon to get the message that they are dependent on the Democratic Party, hence the willingness to subsizidize their HQ over the opposition of the consituents.

Posted by: slowroll at November 16, 2018 09:14 AM (ypm4t)

365 363 Marsha B on judicary committee is a great move by mcconnell
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:12 AM (Ae45Z)

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All I want to happen is for Trump to nominate a transgender black Muslim originalist who makes Scalia look like a living constitutionalist and for Dianne Feinstein to say that xer dogma lives loudly within xer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:14 AM (XSSCs)

366 The DEMS pretty much need Espy to win to have a viable path to a 2020 senate majority. The map continues to not be great for them. This is what happens when your whole party self selects into the same 20 states.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 16, 2018 09:14 AM (wGbBR)

367 And in the late 70s/early 80s we actually had a country music station here for a while.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (/9p9e)

Someplace on the Island, IIRC. Relatively close and n to the city, not out by Riverhead.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 09:14 AM (A9I+K)

368 Dems released slogan for 2020

Gubmint Cheese

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:15 AM (Ae45Z)

369 >>We can design reliable cars, jet planes, factories, ships, transaction processing, etc. but we can design an election system that guarantees integrity (or at least has a miniscule probability of failure or compromise). This is insane.




It is intentional.

MotorVoter registrations.

Holder as AG and Democrats in blue states fight Voter ID.

States do not clean up their voter rolls as required by law.

Obama harassed the tea party-inspired True the Vote the most of all those organizations (IRS, ATF, FBI, OSHA, maybe other agencies?). What does True the Vote do? Audits voter rolls.

Blue states are switching to 100% mail-in which is much more unsecure that in-person voting. Early voting makes interstate in-person voter fraud much easier (longer window).


It is a mess because you have more options for stealing elections, more plausible deniability

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 09:15 AM (W+vEI)

370 Snow and winter are great - from Nov 30 through Jan 14, after - a burden...

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:13 AM (bUjCl)



Change those dates to December 24 thru January 2, and I'm right there with you.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:15 AM (lwiT4)

371 >>If it hasn't been mentioned, reruns are shown on RFD-TV. We watch them all the time. Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 16, 2018 09:12 AM (JoUsr)

Diligent searchers can also satisfy their nostalgia jones with reruns of "The Lawrence Welk Show."

Wunnerful, wunnerful.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:15 AM (Bdeb0)

372 367 Looks like Occasional-Cortex' House chambers charm offensive is already paying dividends. She ran on Green issues, and she's reportedly managed to piss off the Dem incoming Power and Commerce chair of establishment of a global weirding commission.

You keep it up, young lady! The oldsters in DC need to be told how to rule, and they know it!
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:13 AM (Bdeb0)

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It'll be an interesting balancing act for them. On the one hand, she probably brings in a far amount of donor money.

On the other, they seem to not like her at all and want to push her to the backbench where they want to keep her (Pelosi, a white woman, keeping a minority member of the House at the back of the bus!).

I'd hate to navigate that crazy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:16 AM (XSSCs)

373 373 And in the late 70s/early 80s we actually had a country music station here for a while.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 08:52 AM (/9p9e)

Someplace on the Island, IIRC. Relatively close and n to the city, not out by Riverhead.
Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 09:14 AM (A9I+K)


Actually in town. WKHK Kick 106. Now Lite FM or something.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:16 AM (/9p9e)

374 I must say that I have never been so mentally exhausted the last few months. I feel like every battle is a fight between good and evil. Evil is indoctrinating the ignorant.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2018 09:16 AM (hECVl)

375 372 The DEMS pretty much need Espy to win to have a viable path to a 2020 senate majority. The map continues to not be great for them. This is what happens when your whole party self selects into the same 20 states.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 16, 2018 09:14 AM (wGbBR)

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Now, if the Republicans of the other 30 states could nominate not morons, that would be nice.

Maybe even some charming people. How about that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:16 AM (XSSCs)

376 372. Right nick. We start at 54 for 2020 with easy pickup of jones in alabama. Dems would need 5 seat pickup in prez base year

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:16 AM (Ae45Z)

377 When do I get to sign new bills into law!?

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Member, House of Reprepresidents at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (uloIh)

378 The thought of Alexandra Ocasio-Cotez pissing off power brokers in the Dem party makes me laugh. I've never been in the government but it must be analogous to people in the church who have been there forever being annoyed by young people who want to change everything all at once. Maybe AOC shouldn't have had a protest in Pelosi's office! LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (AllCR)

379 380. The fight is real

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (Ae45Z)

380 Dude, that picture is freaking me out. Those Ocasio Cortez eyes look like Christ on the crucifix in the movie "Carrie."

Posted by: no good deed at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (1uG1d)

381
The whole Urban Cowboy thing made a splash for a while in the city and hence the station changed format to fill that need. Also crossover tunes like Dolly Parton's "9-5" and Eddie Wabbit's annoying "Love a Rainy Night" spurred that fad as well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (/9p9e)

382 Change those dates to December 24 thru January 2, and I'm right there with you.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:15 AM (lwiT4)

but, but...that's just 1 week !

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (bUjCl)

383 On the other, they seem to not like her at all and want to push her to the backbench where they want to keep her (Pelosi, a white woman, keeping a minority member of the House at the back of the bus!).

I'd hate to navigate that crazy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:16 AM (XSSCs)


Can you imagine what Maxine Waters and her staff must think of the circus around AOC?

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (VhKw6)

384 I didn't even have to show them my card.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:57 AM (lwiT4)

There are so many possibilities here....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (wYseH)

385 Kyrsten Sinema said repeatedly on the campaign trail that she would not support Schumer for minority leader in the Senate.

That promise lasted exactly one day.

Way to go Meth Lab!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (/tuJf)

386
HEE-HAW was the first reality TV program. It's true...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (GEhPL)

387 389
Can you imagine what Maxine Waters and her staff must think of the circus around AOC?

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:17 AM (VhKw6)

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Does Maxine even realize what's going on around her at all?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (XSSCs)

388 >>I'd hate to navigate that crazy. Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:16 AM (XSSCs)

Concur. It'll be "pick her pockets, and pat her on the head." How long she puts up with being soaked will correlate directly with her intelligence.

I'm long the oldsters.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (Bdeb0)

389 Hope this puts the notion that Scott couldn't have gotten rid of Snipes to bed.
Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 08:39 AM (qxq6t)

*******

Well, in a sense we are both correct. The supervisor of elections is not a direct employee of the governor's office and the governor cannot simply say "You're fired"

The Secretary of State is the "chief election officer" of the state and is charged with regulating compliance in the county-based supervisors of elections. There is a judicial process for enforcing compliance. Refer to Florida statutes Chapter 97.012

https://tinyurl.com/Florida-97-012

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (m45I2)

390 Scott has his flaws, no doubt. I like him though, and think he will be a good SEN. He can also pretty much self fund, which is great in an expensive state like FL.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (wGbBR)

391 Cotez wants a spot on senate judiciary committee

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (Ae45Z)

392 Willow never heard of Roy Clark?

Why, I bet she never heard of Minnie Pearl™, either.

Doctor Webworker recommends binge-watching Hee-Haw for emotional and spiritual uplift.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bluegrass > C/W at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (S9U/P)

393 Does Maxine even realize what's going on around her at all?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (XSSCs)


I bet there is nothing more important to Auntie Maxine than who is getting attention.

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (VhKw6)

394 391 Kyrsten Sinema said repeatedly on the campaign trail that she would not support Schumer for minority leader in the Senate.

That promise lasted exactly one day.

Way to go Meth Lab!
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (/tuJf)

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I want to meet someone from Arizona who voted for her and that was a major concern on their part.

"I don't like this McSally person for dumb cultural/tribal reasons (I'm voting R for governor!), but I still don't want someone to support Chuck Schumer and his New York values. Well, she promised not support him, so Sinema's got my vote!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (XSSCs)

395 Sinema is another who will not be on the ticket. Ot with a gop gov. Rats never give away senate seats

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (Ae45Z)

396 So the governor could have "sought" to have her removed.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (m45I2)

397 394 Concur. It'll be "pick her pockets, and pat her on the head." How long she puts up with being soaked will correlate directly with her intelligence.

I'm long the oldsters.
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:18 AM (Bdeb0)

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"They put me in charge of the Select Committee on Income Inequality! Sure, we meet in my apartment and it's just me and my four cats, but we're doing great work!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (XSSCs)

398 Well, I'm off to Arthur Avenue (Little Italy in the Bronx!)

Anybody want me to bring back anything?

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE)

399 Cap. Hate, I love Airedales -always so bouncy and boisterous. I don't think I could keep up with one though.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 16, 2018 09:10 AM (XZ3Gp)


Once you get past the first year they're pretty chill if you give them enough exercise; he probably walks between 1 and a half and two miles a day plus I take him to dog parks. But during the first year there were times I was thinking that things weren't working out well but then they get in a daily schedule and things get normal.

The last two I had were mature dogs, one a rescue and the other retired by a breeder; they worked out well because they were house trained and easy to teach to walk off leash because they're insecure and will stay by my side initially which you can reinforce.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (y7DUB)

400 I didn't even have to show them my card.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 08:57 AM


We oldtimers remember the days when you never knew who was calling when you picked up the phone. It was a mystery.

AAA probably has your phone number in the database and as soon as you called confirmed it.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (e7O7B)

401 >>Can you imagine what Maxine Waters and her staff must think of the circus around AOC?



I'm sure she's already scheming on ways to harness the young upstart Congressmen like O-C for more power. This is DC. They will find ways to tap into her outsider/Socialist cache with that part of their party. A lot of the Dem voters like O-C's and others' radical approach.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (W+vEI)

402 "...with easy pickup of Jones in Alabama"

Don't count your chickens until you're sure they're not unelectable GOP freaks being funded by Democrats.

Posted by: Axis of Akin-Moore at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (uloIh)

403 Baracky O'Cracky gave up senate seat to run for pres. It could happen.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (bUjCl)

404 Democrat leadership rules with an iron hand,they generally get near 100% compliance.

Posted by: steevy at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (BXMxN)

405 I am pretty sure that Sinema's "I won't support Schumer" statement was one of those lies that everyone knows is a lie, and yet they have to, for whatever reason, pretend it isn't.

cf Obama gay marriage.

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (VhKw6)

406 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (XSSCs)

That's not the point.

She lied, and she did it effortlessly...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (wYseH)

407 Diligent searchers can also satisfy their nostalgia jones with reruns of "The Lawrence Welk Show."

Wunnerful, wunnerful.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:15 AM (Bdeb0)


I love that champagne music. Unironically.

I think it might have been Robin Williams who did a takeoff of Welk once - "Next is the lovely Lennon Sisters singing "I Can't Get No Satisfaction.' But first, let's hear it for the boys in the band, each one a bitchin' mutha in his own right."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (kqsXK)

408 Is Martha Robey any good in AL?

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 16, 2018 09:22 AM (wGbBR)

409 408 "...with easy pickup of Jones in Alabama"

Don't count your chickens until you're sure they're not unelectable GOP freaks being funded by Democrats.
Posted by: Axis of Akin-Moore at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (uloIh)

===========

Way too early prediction:

Jeff Sessions will run for his old seat and trounce Doug Jones.

The AL GOP will take no chances on losing that again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:22 AM (XSSCs)

410 Have we won one senate race in a hillary state in 2016 or 2018? Gardner is in danger

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:22 AM (Ae45Z)

411 The whole Urban Cowboy thing made a splash for a while....

--

Urban Cowboy. Still one of my all-time favorite movies. And I'm not even much of a country western sort of gal, but it's great 1980 fun, and even though it's not a comedy, it's funny!

"My legs are sweatin' mama"

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 16, 2018 09:22 AM (JoUsr)

412 The Tuscon story is why I didn't want to get a "Make Space Great Again" hat with my order of the "Trump's Space Force" graphic novel. Even that would set of the Leftists around here.

Posted by: josephistan at November 16, 2018 09:22 AM (7HtZB)

413 412 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (XSSCs)

That's not the point.

She lied, and she did it effortlessly...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (wYseH)

============

I...don't care if politicians lie?

They all do it. All the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:23 AM (XSSCs)

414 Akin would have won in bama, sex crap is only deal killer

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:23 AM (Ae45Z)

415 Anybody want me to bring back anything?

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE)

A pound of mozzarella from Casa Della Mozzarella and a pane de casa from Addeo's Bakery.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 16, 2018 09:23 AM (wYseH)

416 I'm sure she's already scheming on ways to harness the young upstart Congressmen like O-C for more power. This is DC. They will find ways to tap into her outsider/Socialist cache with that part of their party. A lot of the Dem voters like O-C's and others' radical approach.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 16, 2018 09:21 AM (W+vEI)


Oh, I am sure they will find some way to use her. But I think the point is that they won't ever LIKE her.


Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:23 AM (VhKw6)

417 >>397 Cotez wants a spot on senate judiciary committee
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (Ae45Z)

Zod wants her there, too, demonstrating her piercing, unassailable command of the law and jurisprudence to the awe and wonder of a captivated nation.

Pass the popcorn.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:24 AM (Bdeb0)

418 416 Have we won one senate race in a hillary state in 2016 or 2018? Gardner is in danger
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:22 AM (Ae45Z)

============

He may be the kind of Republican that Colorado likes again.

He's got some solid material to say he stood up to Trump in support of pot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:24 AM (XSSCs)

419 Anybody want me to bring back anything?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE)


Yes. Eggplant lasagna, fruitti di mare con capellini, mushroom risotto, please. Thanks ! Oh, and if they have minestrone, that too.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:24 AM (bUjCl)

420 414. No never trumper. Jones is gone. Trump is on the ticket

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:24 AM (Ae45Z)

421 423 >>397 Cotez wants a spot on senate judiciary committee
Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:19 AM (Ae45Z)

Zod wants her there, too, demonstrating her piercing, unassailable command of the law and jurisprudence to the awe and wonder of a captivated nation.

Pass the popcorn.
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:24 AM (Bdeb0)

=============

"Where's my seat! This is oppression!"

"You're a member of the House..."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:24 AM (XSSCs)

422 >>I am pretty sure that Sinema's "I won't support Schumer" statement was one of those lies that everyone knows is a lie, and yet they have to, for whatever reason, pretend it isn't.

Democrats tend not to hold their politicians to their promises. They just vote for the D.

But as The James alluded too above there must have been quite a few crossover votes in Arizona. How you can vote for a Republican governor and a far left whack job for Senate is beyond me.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:25 AM (/tuJf)

423 426. Thank you.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 16, 2018 09:25 AM (wGbBR)

424 Well, I'm off to Arthur Avenue (Little Italy in the Bronx!)

Anybody want me to bring back anything?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE)


Leave the gun...take the cannoli.

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:25 AM (VhKw6)

425 428 Democrats tend not to hold their politicians to their promises. They just vote for the D.

But as The James alluded too above there must have been quite a few crossover votes in Arizona. How you can vote for a Republican governor and a far left whack job for Senate is beyond me.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:25 AM (/tuJf)

==============

"Jeff Flake is so dreamy, and I'm not going to support another Republican who might support Trump."
-15% of Arizona

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:26 AM (XSSCs)

426 Way too early prediction:

Jeff Sessions will run for his old seat and trounce Doug Jones.


Not sure how to feel about that.

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 09:26 AM (NpvYf)

427 >>"They put me in charge of the Select Committee on Income Inequality! Sure, we meet in my apartment and it's just me and my four cats, but we're doing great work!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (XSSCs)

Needs more "like," "umm," "y'know," "like," "kinda thing."

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:26 AM (Bdeb0)

428 11 days until next SCOTUS oral argument and no-show Ginsburg sparks a Constitutional crisis...

Posted by: Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Missing Justice [Spoiler: They find her dead in a cave] at November 16, 2018 09:26 AM (uloIh)

429 How you can vote for a Republican governor and a far left whack job for Senate is beyond me.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:25 AM (/tuJf)



Not suspicious at all.....

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 09:26 AM (lwiT4)

430 433
Needs more "like," "umm," "y'know," "like," "kinda thing."
Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:26 AM (Bdeb0)

=============

Written statement.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 16, 2018 09:26 AM (XSSCs)

431 >>>Greenfield: Fake Orthodox Jews Against Trump

They have fake Indians, fake blacks, fake hispanics, etc. Why not fake Orthodox Jews? I'm surprised they didn't invite Macklemore to don his costume and attend the protest with them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 16, 2018 09:27 AM (/qEW2)

432 >>I am pretty sure that Sinema's "I won't support Schumer" statement was one of those lies that everyone knows is a lie, and yet they have to, for whatever reason, pretend it isn't.

Democrats tend not to hold their politicians to their promises. They just vote for the D.

But as The James alluded too above there must have been quite a few crossover votes in Arizona. How you can vote for a Republican governor and a far left whack job for Senate is beyond me.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:25 AM (/tuJf)

--

Democrats promise things that their voters know aren't true "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman." And the things their voters really care about, they know they can't make a promise for, because it'd torpedo their electoral chances if they actually said what they believed.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 09:27 AM (KUaJL)

433 Amazon gets billions in tax breaks. Citizens in the highest taxed state in the nation? F you, pay more, no tax breaks for you.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 16, 2018 09:27 AM (SS4vH)

434 409. No. Ilinois dem gov. Dems only leave seat with a dem gov

Posted by: Jonah at November 16, 2018 09:27 AM (Ae45Z)

435 >>425 Anybody want me to bring back anything?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE)

If you can find your way to Katz Deli, a salami, please (and remember, don't lose your ticket). Thank you.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:27 AM (Bdeb0)

436 J.J., an item I thought ought to be brought to your attention:

See Vice's twitter. They have disabled archiving services because they hate being unable to memory hole the stupid things they post, I MEAN BECAUSE RIGHT WING HATERS HATE.

Full on 1984 over there. I think if anyone had made the bet they'd have said Vice would hit Brave New World first.

Posted by: Sporkatus at November 16, 2018 09:28 AM (HtLSE)

437
He may be the kind of Republican that Colorado likes again.

He's got some solid material to say he stood up to Trump in support of pot.

--------

Cory Gardner was the final straw for me. He's why I'm no longer a Republican.

However, it doesn't matter... CO has crossed the Rubicon. No Republican will win a statewide office here again. If the RNC spends even a penny on our Senate and Gov races, they're even more retarded than I imagined.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 09:28 AM (5aX2M)

438 Amazon gets billions in tax breaks. Citizens in the highest taxed state in the nation? F you, pay more, no tax breaks for you.


Kind of reminds of the enticement for new cable customers. The new guy gets a break while the loyal customer can't get the same offer.

Posted by: no good deed at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (1uG1d)

439 404 Well, I'm off to Arthur Avenue (Little Italy in the Bronx!)

Anybody want me to bring back anything?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE)


"Now, y'az can't leave..."


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (/9p9e)

440 404 Well, I'm off to Arthur Avenue (Little Italy in the Bronx!)

Anybody want me to bring back anything?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE)

===

Sfogiatelle!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 16, 2018 09:29 AM (EZebt)

441 I just found out I'm the House Permanent Latrine Orderly!

OK, what's a latrine?

Posted by: Loopy Occasional Cortex at November 16, 2018 09:30 AM (hjaPQ)

442 >>"I believe marriage is between a man and a woman."

Sinema believes marriage between a man and a woman is a perfectly good waste of two potentially openminded, flexible partners in sensuality.

Zod's factor continues his quest to acquire her.

Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:30 AM (Bdeb0)

443 Posted by: Zod at November 16, 2018 09:24 AM (Bdeb0

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (AllCR)

444 I like Sessions and always have. I think he just poisoned the well with his recusal. We've wasted two years and endless damage to our president for. dNC manufactured lie. He should have at least advised the president. I don't blame Jeff, but it's his own making. He takes a lot of flak, but he was trying to clean up DOJ from the inside. He knew where the bodies were buried. The whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (SS4vH)

445 nood art

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (KUaJL)

446 *Hope IrishEi has enough hands to carry all that...

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 09:31 AM (bUjCl)

447
But as The James alluded too above there must have been quite a few crossover votes in Arizona. How you can vote for a Republican governor and a far left whack job for Senate is beyond me.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2018 09:25 AM (/tuJf)


Maryland and Massachusetts.

I know, Arizona is neither.

And Sinema did not run as a whack job.

I think a lot of people want to be lied to by politicians.

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2018 09:32 AM (VhKw6)

448 "404 Well, I'm off to Arthur Avenue (Little Italy in the Bronx!)

Anybody want me to bring back anything?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2018 09:20 AM (NtglE) "

Nah. The pastry and bread is better in Brooklyn. Tasty Pastry is probably the way in the city.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 16, 2018 09:32 AM (SS4vH)

449 Win Permanent Democrat Majority With One Neat Trick:
Label all Republicans "Nazis and racist."

Allows hecklers veto over all Republican speakers as "Nazi and racist."
Gets any Republican student group banned for unsafe and offensive Naziism and racism.
Allows you to deplatform all Republicans from social media because Nazi and racist violates "community standards."
Allows you to physically attack and intimidate any Republican citizen because it's OK to attack "Nazis and racists"

Posted by: xnycpeasant at November 16, 2018 11:02 AM (SqopC)

450 At this point, Republican counties need to refuse to release results until the Democrat ones do. Or cheat back, until Democrats decide voter fraud is a problem.

Posted by: Karen at November 16, 2018 11:03 AM (5bQDq)

451 What to do about recounts - Lower the threshold for allowed or automatic recounts. FairVote and Scott Rasmussen have data from over 4000 elections since 2000 that show the average vote swing that actually changes the outcome to be less than 500 votes. We need to stop recounting when the outcome won't change. The threshold should be .1% when the total votes cast is less than 3000, and 100 votes for less.

Posted by: Christopher B at November 16, 2018 12:05 PM (GptGF)

Bifurcated ONT - Comments

The ONT content is in the thread just below this one. Go down there and read all about it. This thread is for ONT comments.

Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:46 PM




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1 st

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:47 PM (dczB+)

2 Stupid

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 15, 2018 09:47 PM (aA3+G)

3 I was first on the other thread, the one with content, but I got an error message - THREAD CLOSED.

WTH?

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:48 PM (dczB+)

4 First I bifurcated, then I sharted. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (Tyii7)

5 What's going on???

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (kufk0)

6 Rod Serling just bummed a smoke from me.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (9Om/r)

7 They're still gonna bitch you know.

Posted by: buzzion at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (WaxcS)

8 It is closed. No comments down there. Comments up here.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (JP6CH)

9 This thread is overruled.

Posted by: Judge Humuhumunukunukuapua'a at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (DTX3h)

10 Wow. Weird Dave is Bi. Never saw that coming. Yeah, I know, phrasing.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 09:50 PM (fZ7Wr)

11 Bifurcated. This could be a new look for me.

Posted by: The Man On The White Ottoman at November 15, 2018 09:52 PM (DMUuz)

12 Bifu, bifu. What the fu?

Posted by: RI Ref at November 15, 2018 09:52 PM (9pTdO)

13 Well I was saying content was overrated anyway...

Posted by: Garbone at November 15, 2018 09:52 PM (9dH/8)

14 In the last week or so my, three-ish year old, Kindle Fire has suddenly started losing it's charge really fast. As in, with the wi-fi off it goes from 100% to zero in a couple hours.

Has anyone else had the same problem?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 15, 2018 09:53 PM (uquGJ)

15 This ONT is off to an inauspicious start. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at November 15, 2018 09:54 PM (Tyii7)

16 6: berserker, was it a winston?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 09:54 PM (KP5rU)

17 I read the bifurcated content.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 15, 2018 09:54 PM (rnAwa)

18 "If the string stretched between the Dixie cups that you use for an ISP can't handle it, don't click." Some of us would have a fast internet connection if it was available. Living in the boonies, relatively speaking, cable doesn't come to my house, and the wireless ISP's want too much $ for too little service. So I'm forced to suffer with crappy DSL. It gets the job done for my business needs, such as paying the bills, but streaming? Not gonna happen.
So make fun all you want, but the fact is, in some places, broadband is not reasonably available. Note that I said "REASONABLY". I could pay a bundle for a little bit of service every month, but it's not worth it.

Posted by: yyymale at November 15, 2018 09:55 PM (XPZ2B)

19 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 09:55 PM (CLcKT)

20 "They slow down my 1200 baud modem! Boo!"
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Wait...1200 Baud?!

Crap. Well that explains why I'm always 200 comments late.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, using 110 Baud acoustic coupler at November 15, 2018 09:55 PM (CDGwz)

21 Uhhhh, OK.

Posted by: Bert G at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (OMsf+)

22 That ONT gave me a seizure.

Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (xPl2J)

23 Bifurcated. Like with a tongue?

Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (DMUuz)

24 Wierd Dave, I haven't smoked pot in like forever, I mean ever. But tonight's ONT feels like I might have.

Posted by: RI Red at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (9pTdO)

25 Google fiber rocks!

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (kufk0)

26 Well, this is an interesting development. A girl doesn't get in a situation like this every day.
Not on the ONT, anyway.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (dczB+)

27 That parking one can't be real.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (hgUZZ)

28 22; just watch until you need those blue stroke glasses. heard they're making a fashion comeback.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (KP5rU)

29 That scaredy-cat was CUTE!

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (kufk0)

30 Bitching? Ha

Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (aA3+G)

31 the last week or so my, three-ish year old, Kindle Fire has suddenly started losing it's charge really fast. As in, with the wi-fi off it goes from 100% to zero in a couple hours.

Has anyone else had the same problem?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 15, 2018 09:53 PM (uquGJ)

Yes. Pull it off the charger, make dinner, sit down to eat and read and the charge is now at 80%. Wife's doing the same thing. Mine is a 2017 model and her's is a 2014.

Probably Amazon spyware.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (fZ7Wr)

32 In the last week or so my, three-ish year old, Kindle Fire has suddenly started losing it's charge really fast. As in, with the wi-fi off it goes from 100% to zero in a couple hours.

Has anyone else had the same problem?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
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When I have trouble with a slow fire, I usually huff and puff on it for a while. Don't use gasoline.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, missing eyebrows at November 15, 2018 09:58 PM (CDGwz)

33 I checked out the gifs

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (XZ3Gp)

34 Dimmy, why you do this too me Dimmy.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (K22Va)

35 Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii
15s
Gillum gained 45,000 votes from "found votes" in Broward County. A machine recount netted him ONE vote.

ONE.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (BqBId)

36 Ooooookay then.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (NWiLs)

37 Snow flurries in North Georgia.

It's really cold here, too, but all we're getting is rain.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (dczB+)

38 Dems know they're not going to win the FL races. But they now know what they can get away with in 2020.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 10:00 PM (hgUZZ)

39
So make fun all you want, but the fact is, in some places, broadband is not reasonably available. Note that I said "REASONABLY". I could pay a bundle for a little bit of service every month, but it's not worth it.
Posted by: yyymale


This calls for another Manhattan Project!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:00 PM (aKsyK)

40 Huh, that thread took up 1.59 GB

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:00 PM (DCYln)

41 Combat tactics, Mr. Ryan. By turning the previous thread into the path of the GIFs, WeirdDave closed the distance before it could comment on itself.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (t+qrx)

42 Is that one vote gained in addition to the 45,000 or in place of the 45,000 "found" votes?

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (kufk0)

43 Yeah, Fuck It All.

I'm feeling that right now re: politics and news in general.

Posted by: shibumi at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (z1Dz9)

44 Breaking911 @breaking9111
14s
#BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63
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This is just....... I can't even find the words

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (BqBId)

45 I was first on the other thread, the one with content

...that you didn't read...

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (DCYln)

46 I approve of this gif-free comment zone.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (sdi6R)

47 I don't think I approve of bifornicating

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:02 PM (XZ3Gp)

48 Hand recount. I still have only two.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:02 PM (aKsyK)

49 I woulda been1st! But I had to lookup the meaning of "bifurcated" to make sure I wanted to be 1st.

Posted by: tbodie at November 15, 2018 10:02 PM (wyNrR)

50 Gillum gained 45,000 votes from "found votes" in Broward County. A machine recount netted him ONE vote.

You gonna trust a machine or ME?!

Posted by: Brenda Snipes at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (DCYln)

51 Figures. The night my internet goes slow is the night we get an ONT that's loaded up with pics. I don't know whether it's the Windows security update that installed last night as I went to bed (and which Windows 10 pretends to roll back without actually doing so), or something with my ISP. But my already slow internet connection has been ridiculously slow tonight.
I'm angling toward it having something to do with Windows 10, given how many Windows applications that apparently automatically run themselves in the background (like Photo, Skype, and Cortana) are all listed as "Suspended" in Task Manager. But I'm not completely certain that it's the update that's at fault.

Posted by: junior at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (jCBYr)

52 That's our WeirdDave, the guy with the solutions!

BTW, I enjoyed the gifs.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (4HMW8)

53 Imagine we had a popular vote election for potus. You'd have this blatant fraud happening in every Dem run precinct across the country. Even in Wyoming there'd be "found" votes at 3am on election night in certain precincts.

Putting side the obvious reasons to oppose a popular vote, this is why I 10000% oppose it. It would be virtually impossible for a Republican to win due to the cheating.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (hgUZZ)

54 Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (dczB+)

We're just south of Houston and had to scrape the windshield yesterday morning because of frost. Weather app today said it was 37 degrees at nearly 9:30 this morning. At least I'm missing the snow my friends from Missouri are sending pictures of.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (uquGJ)

55 Camp Fire in No Cal is going to have a lot of deaths - Paradise was a popular retirement community and many of them did not get out of their trailers in time. Very very tragic.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (4lu7W)

56 Hey everybody.

I know I should have put this below in the Hillary thread, but I missed that, so I thought it would be worthwhile to place it here in the ONT. (Yes, it's from Quora and yes, I upvoted it.)

* * * *

Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?

Miki Fenn, studied History Education at Columbia College Answered 26m ago

I don't think they stay together to keep up appearances. I believe there are two reasons why they stayed married. First, Hillary thought being married to Bill would help her win the election. Obviously it didn't.

Legally they are better off married because it is illegal for a spouse to have to testify in Court against their spouse. I'm sure Bill and Hillary know a lot about each other. Marriage means they will never have to testify under oath in a Court of Law about what the other did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (miE9U)

57 Calvin Ball was apparently born in Broward County.

Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (yScAF)

58 Anecdotally, as a person who is self employed, I want a t-shirt that says "Fuck You Pay Me."

I learned in a handy blue Brooks Brothers book on Being a Lady that a Lady does NOT wear t-shirts with writing on them.

So. Not. A. Lady.

Posted by: shibumi at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (z1Dz9)

59 Need long cat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (aKsyK)

60 Off political sock

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (yScAF)

61

Great ONT, WD. Those gifs are a hoot and a holler.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (HaL55)

62 I'm afraid to ask, but have there been TwatterDouches saying something along the lines of "Let the Deplorables Burn?"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (hgUZZ)

63 The only good part about living in this leftist city is the access to great technology, like lightning fast internet speeds, great cell signals, and WiFi everywhere.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (kufk0)

64 Need long cat.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (aKsyK)


But not the long cat we need.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (t+qrx)

65 The only good part about living in this leftist city
is the access to great technology, like lightning fast internet speeds,
great cell signals, and WiFi everywhere.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (kufk0)



I have all that, and I live in Po-Dunk Red-land.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (lwiT4)

66 Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?

It has been a business arrangement for a long time imho.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (K22Va)

67 Great ONT, WD. Those gifs are a hoot and a holler.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (HaL55)


Agreed. I liked the one with the owl.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

68 38. Agreed. Desantis is a trump conservative. He has to straighten this crap out for 2020. Appoint lawyers and get rid of those awful women. Alao pick a assertive SOS

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (Ae45Z)

69
I'm afraid to ask, but have there been TwatterDouches saying something along the lines of "Let the Deplorables Burn?"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker


That's one of the nicer things they say.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (aKsyK)

70 #BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63


Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.

Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)

71 If the ability to hold a charge has changed so quickly, then it will continue to deteriorate.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (rnAwa)

72 Shovelled 4-6 inches of wet snow off the driveway. Luckily hubby came home early to take over most of it

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (XZ3Gp)

73 Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?


He's the beard in this relationship.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (dczB+)

74 Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?

They make more money together than apart.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (K22Va)

75 So when are they going to call Florida?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (lwiT4)

76 63. Sell your soul to get faster netflix downloads?

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (Ae45Z)

77 Yea, it ain't always the device you run that causes the problems with gifs.

I live out in the woods; my internet speed occasionally gets all the way up to the 1.5 mpbs we pay for, but not often. It hovers just below one, as a rule.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (90KoH)

78 Very impressive technical solution.

Great ONT. Thank you.
I

Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (6lKe4)

79 I left work at 5:30 and didn't have too much trouble getting home. The traffic had thinned out somewhat by then, I take it. Unplowed side streets were slippery, but the main roads weren't too bad.

This storm took everyone by surprise. It was just supposed to snow about an inch in the morning and then change over to rain. It didn't start changing over until late afternoon, by which time 3-4" of snow had accumulated.

Accuweather is still calling for it to warm up and change to rain during the night, so hopefully most of it will be gone in the morning.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (sdi6R)

80 Bill and Hill have a Mutually Assured Destruction relationship.

Posted by: davidt at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (5xuaW)

81 Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.
Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)

So is California. They will financially destroy PG&E and the state will take over the power. Then, it'll be like a little bit of Venezuela and a little bit of Afghanistan.

Posted by: Roy at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (ABjxW)

82 55. God spoke. Cal has gone too far

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:10 PM (Ae45Z)

83 My favorite "add some arms" gif is the one with the two-legged dog.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:10 PM (4HMW8)

84 Best. ONT. Ever.

Both of 'em.

Posted by: filbert at November 15, 2018 10:10 PM (953wK)

85 Wish I hadn't read the Calvin and Hobbes / Watterson article. Takes some of the enjoyment away from the genius of C&H.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (2DOZq)

86 75. The governor is done. Not called, cause Gillum wont concede. But the gov race is excluded from the hand recount. Should be certified Tuesday, and then he would have to file a challenge within ten days of that.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (fYi9j)

87 So when are they going to call Florida?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (lwiT4)


If they wait until after 11 it's cheaper.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (t+qrx)

88 I live out in the woods; my internet speed occasionally gets all the way up to the 1.5 mpbs we pay for, but not often. It hovers just below one, as a rule.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor
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We pay for 1000mpbs and we get pretty close to it, upload and download speeds.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (kufk0)

89 65; here too, grammie.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (KP5rU)

90 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (miE9U)

Why not spend the entire night at the other site?

Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

91 81. Tourism dollars going down, only thing rhat wakes up cal marxists. Sadly too many dumbass republicans still will shell out to wear mickey mouse ears

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (Ae45Z)

92 *Tonight's ONT brought to you buy the Horde Anti-Gif Mafia:*

Heh, WD and his dalmation. Should do an appearence in the Pet Thread.

Posted by: tbodie at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (wyNrR)

93 Crossing the T or capping the T is a classic naval warfare tactic used from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, in which a line of warships crosses in front of a line of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy.
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"Crossing the T or capping the T is a classic naval warfare tactic used from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, in which a line of warships crosses in front of a line of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy"

One of the Navy guys can expand on this...except perhaps that dentist fellow. He can probably draw some sort of crossbite/orthodonture analogy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:12 PM (xSo9G)

94 Hah! Bette Middler getting slammed on twitter for being a vulgar old biddy.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:12 PM (4lu7W)

95 *dons tin-foil hat*

Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at PG&E so that it would start a fire?

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW8)

96 Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (K22Va)

97 Then, it'll be like a little bit of Venezuela and a little bit of Afghanistan.
Posted by: Roy at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (ABjxW)




So, it'll be just like Gray Davis is governor again?


Yes, I had a one bedroom apartment and $450 electric bill in those days.

Posted by: Bert G at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (OMsf+)

98 Nice redundant post, Hammer. Try again.
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Combat tactics, Mr. Ryan. By turning the previous thread into the path of the GIFs, WeirdDave closed the distance before it could comment on itself.
Posted by: hogmartin
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"Crossing the T or capping the T is a classic naval warfare tactic used from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, in which a line of warships crosses in front of a line of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy."

One of the Navy guys can expand on this...except perhaps that dentist fellow. He can probably draw some sort of crossbite/orthodonture analogy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (xSo9G)

99 95
*dons tin-foil hat*



Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved
with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at
PGE so that it would start a fire?

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW


Allah Ackbar

Posted by: ISIS at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (5xuaW)

100 So where am I supposed to be???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:15 PM (0tfLf)

101 Wandering the land of Gif's.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (SzQWn)

102 Love the gifs. Holy cow, WD!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

103 Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (kufk0)

Yea but you live in a leftist hellhole and I am in a deep red paradise!

I don't have much trouble with out internet speed, but we can't stream anything, so Thor had to go back to getting old-school discs from Netflix!

I can't upload anything though, can't even email pictures!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (90KoH)

104 One of the Navy guys can expand on this...except perhaps that dentist fellow. He can probably draw some sort of crossbite/orthodonture analogy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (xSo9G)


I bet he could do one up on capping the teeth.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (t+qrx)

105 Bifurcated.

For plausible deniability.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (8iiMU)

106 Howdy, Infidel!

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (4HMW8)

107 Bank of America, because I KNOW you guys, for one thing.

And on a lot of things, your answers are better. I can get a personalized response to things here, on topics like how best to cook my steak, or the Horde's best custard recipe. Can't get that at Quora and never will be able to, and I don't wanna get all my advice from strangers. :-)

It's nice to have an online family as well, and you guys more or less fit that category...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (miE9U)

108 Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at PG&E so that it would start a fire?
Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW

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I just wonder whether they were allowed to bury power lines or not. If Kali wouldn't allow it, then they too are at fault, right.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (ffYR/)

109 Gerard at American Digest has another heart rending story. This one about an apple orchard, run by 4 generations of the same family. They lost everything but the orchard survived because he'd set up a fire break and there wasn't any dry fuel for the fire.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (Lqy/e)

110 Say, do we have any Morons in the Phoenix area? I'm going to be there Thanksgiving week.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (4HMW8)

111 Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at PG&E so that it would start a fire?
Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW

they are banking the whole PGE is responsible thing from the report that they saw a short in a line near where the fire started.

But, if a fire started, then burned down a pole, the lines often melt together, causing a short... which is then detected.

The question become, which is cause, which is effect.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (NgKpN)

112 Also, wanted to share:

Prayers are appreciated, but not for the usual thing...

I found out my 17-year-old nephew, Chase, is joining the Army when he graduates high school. He wants the training, the skills and thinks the GI Bill sounds like a good deal.

I'm so proud of him. Of course me and my mom (his grandmother) are also a bit worried about him. But oh man, I think he's gonna be okay, both as a person and career-wise. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (miE9U)

113 True Tammy.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (kufk0)

114 112. Fantastic!

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (fYi9j)

115 I know it's ONT, but can I ask for some prayers/ good thoughts for hubby? He is worried about possible layoffs coming at his company.
Thanks much.

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (XZ3Gp)

116 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (90KoH)

I can relate
Wish I could go to dial up instead of this broadband shit I have

Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

117 Qdpsteve, congrats to your nephew!

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (4HMW8)

118
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (miE9U)

Congratulations!

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (dczB+)

119 Of course the CA fires are tragic but forest fires are a fact of nature just like Hurricanes and tornadoes. You must prepare not like it may happen but that it will happen. In the case of forest fires though most of the prep and prevention should be by the government because of logistics. CA sucks at it.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (2DOZq)

120 Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?
Posted by: dartist
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Yup. Stand by for link.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (xSo9G)

121 Votermom, of course!

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (4HMW8)

122 I learned in a handy blue Brooks Brothers book on Being a Lady that a Lady does NOT wear t-shirts with writing on them.

So. Not. A. Lady.
Posted by: shibumi


Yes, didn't we have fun at the Brooks Brothers store last Sunday?

Shibumi had them laughing so hard, they didn't want her to leave.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (S6Pax)

123 I know it's ONT, but can I ask for some prayers/ good thoughts for hubby? He is worried about possible layoffs coming at his company.
Thanks much.
Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (XZ3Gp)


Of course you can. BECAUSE it's ONT.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (t+qrx)

124 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (miE9U)



That's wonderful! My son went in at 17 as well. He loved it. (until Obama)



Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (lwiT4)

125 cali as a functioning state is fucked. pg&e will go bankrupt. that's a given. gavin newsome and crew running the power grid will make venezuela look like a model of efficiency. not a fucking chance.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (KP5rU)

126 Qdpsteve, your nephew sounds like a great young man. Congrats!

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (XZ3Gp)

127 Nick, Emmie and ALH, thanks!

For a while it looked like Chase was going to become another chronically unemployed/underemployed, barely educated video game addict. Talk about unmotivated and lazy.

Whatever happened, I'm so thankful, to God and everyone else who put him on the right path. Miracles DO happen!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (miE9U)

128 Nice GIFs.

They were hilarious, at one point I giffawed. The ONT was truly the gif that kept on giffing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (DEzr3)

129 Bifurcated.
For her pleasure.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (8iiMU)

130 Votermom - done!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (lwiT4)

131 gramme and votermom, thanks!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (miE9U)

132 As if this isn't confusing enough, I got to the acecomments page for the GIF-heavy post. If I try to comment, will I be banned? Not gonna try. Just wondering because that's what I do.

Howdy, y'all. Weird Dave weird enough for us tonight?

Posted by: bifurcated mindful webworker at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (aowex)

133 70 #BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63


Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.
Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)


Ironically, Cal State civil workers pension fund is probably very heavily invested in them.

Too big to fail.

Tax payers grandchildren in Alabama will pay for this.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 15, 2018 10:22 PM (1g7ch)

134 thanks guys!!

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:22 PM (XZ3Gp)

135 Just in case I missed anyone, thanks to everyone, now and all of tonight, for your good wishes and congratulations about my nephew.

Who knows, maybe I can get him to join us here in the gray boxes one night. We will see. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:23 PM (miE9U)

136 Drinking Emerson cocktails tonight

with roasted branzino topped with a cilantro-mint vinaigrette.


The Bonus! Our youngest cooked the meal!


Posted by: naturalfake at November 15, 2018 10:23 PM (CRRq9)

137 Walking can be challenging while wearing bifurcatol glasses.

Posted by: davidt at November 15, 2018 10:23 PM (5xuaW)

138 Isn't Bifurcatol for people over 29?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (8iiMU)

139 roasted branzino topped with a cilantro-mint vinaigrette.



Is that a type of food?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (lwiT4)

140 It was the picture at the top of the other thread - from a 1950s anti-communist pamphlet titled "How red is the little red schoolhouse?" (Birtcher buddy, you had no idea) that gave me the idea for the ONT, because, as I said, I had a lot of gifs piling up. So I 'shopped it to fit the subject and here we are. I've been doing this for a couple of years now, it's hard to come up with new ideas for ONTs.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (JP6CH)

141 Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

Our electric co-op is going to be offering internet within a year or two, which ought to fix us right up.

And didn't The Trumpenator OK a yuuuge, really bigly grant for improving broadband for us bumpkins?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (90KoH)

142


Prayers up for qdpsteve and VM's hubster.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (HaL55)

143 Backwards, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (miE9U)

144 I needed a few chuckles. The tp one had me going for a while. The trunk full of snow was humorous too.

Posted by: Agitator at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (atO6j)

145 you know, the hq should not be in the business of fighting darwinism. really should be in the business of giving it a boost.

having threads programmed for the lowest common denominator is merely delaying the inevitable walk with the kids in the woods.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (MTjB1)

146 Is that a type of food?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (lwiT4



Nope.

It's a movie starring Nicholas Cage!

Posted by: naturalfake at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (CRRq9)

147 Prayers are appreciated, but not for the usual thing...



I found out my 17-year-old nephew, Chase, is joining the Army when
he graduates high school. He wants the training, the skills and thinks
the GI Bill sounds like a good deal.



I'm so proud of him. Of course me and my mom (his grandmother) are
also a bit worried about him. But oh man, I think he's gonna be okay,
both as a person and career-wise. :-)

Not sure how it applies now, but in the early 70's when a lot of my buddies were getting draft numbers, a bunch of buddies and I enlisted. Best thing I ever did. He'll be ok and come back a better, stronger person.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (K22Va)

148 I've been doing this for a couple of years now, it's hard to come up with new ideas for ONTs.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (JP6CH)


We could do high school yearbook pictures. I'd kill to see some of those.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (lwiT4)

149 I'm not sure this format is gonna work, but I'm not complaining.

Posted by: Max Power at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (QCc6B)

150 Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (JP6CH)

Every ONT you do is First Class, Dave. This one is no different!

My love to Gingy, please.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (90KoH)

151 Ingraham discussing what a crap Avennati is. Almost too much to repeat

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (L01V2)

152 I have never bifurcated a woman.

Posted by: Creepy porn lawyer at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (aKsyK)

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (mUa7G)

154 Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?
Posted by: dartist
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Yup. Stand by for link.

#251 https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya97znny

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (CDGwz)

155 Great news, qdpsteve! Prayers up for Chase, and voterdad, too.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (90KoH)

156 Ingraham is a fraud

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (Ae45Z)

157 Yep. Beat it like there is yummy candy inside

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (mUa7G)

158 *looks at content*

JEEZUS-Fcukin' CHRIST!!

Posted by: DMO at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (Bqoi/)

159 Another question from Quora, and then I promise to never bring that site up again tonight:

"Would you work as a personal aide of Donald Trump for a year if you would be paid $200k, even if you disagree with his politics? Why? "

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

160 I came up in blood-red, G-d fearing, churchgoing Park County CO, back before CO was a blue state overrun by sodomites.

If the nonstop barrage of wildfires that ate up hundreds of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes in our county was the wrath of G-d, I don't know what on earth we did to call it down on us, or why Denver-Boulder got missed by all the bad ones.

I have a feeling that line of logic doesn't account for it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (5aX2M)

161 147. Good luck to your Nephew

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (Ae45Z)

162 qdpsteve,

You must be so proud of your nephew.

Congratulations, and please let him know he has guardian angels watching over him.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (PkVlr)

163 dartist, I agree, thanks!
Tammy, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

164

That gif of the heron surfing on the gator's back has to be from down here somewhere.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (HaL55)

165 you know the gif of the guy openinghis trunk and letting the snow slide in, he is a euro not even a north American.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (MTjB1)

166
I have never bifurcated a woman.

I don't think I have ether.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (K22Va)

167 I bet he could do one up on capping the teeth.
Posted by: hogmartin
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Trifurcation.

Drill 'em, fill 'em, bill 'em.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (CDGwz)

168
Here's some "Sultans of Swing"
from my favorite Norwegian cover song guy, with an assist by a cute
chick with a nice voice.






https://tinyurl.com/yd72f6w8



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (8iiMU)

169 148: grammie you'll get my rearbook pictures from my cold, dead, fingers. never happen. besides, i'm not sure i was even there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (KP5rU)

170 Jonah, thanks!
Nurse, I will let him know, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

171 Isn't Bifurcatol for people over 29?
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (8iiMU)


Do not drive or post on the ONT until you know how Bifurcatol affects you.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (t+qrx)

172 Two Dixie cups and string pretty much nails my ISP... too bad they're the only one available except for satelite, which gas it's own issues

Posted by: qixlqatl at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (dgP80)

173 5 Wish I hadn't read the Calvin and Hobbes / Watterson article. Takes some of the enjoyment away from the genius of C&H.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (2DOZq)

Interesting take. I thought one of the most interesting points of the article was that Schultz or Watterson could have helped the comic strip survive the decline of publishing. I never thought Charlie Brown was funny or that interesting. I loved the specials. I think the merchandise and the specials are more popular than the comics.

Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (6lKe4)

174 Trifurcation.

Drill 'em, fill 'em, bill 'em.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (CDGwz)


Tricare covers Trifurcation.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (t+qrx)

175 160. Cal fires are like no other of the past

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (Ae45Z)

176 Your bifurcated thread amazes and confuses me!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (n9EOP)

177 "Would you work as a personal aide of Donald Trump for a year if you would be paid $200k, even if you disagree with his politics? Why? "
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

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I would have worked for freakin Obama for $200k. Why? Because $200k.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (ffYR/)

178 Bifurcated's Hammer shall my tool to avenge all.

Posted by: Alexander Dane at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (5xuaW)

179 I'll hang out here while all those damn gifs are loading.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (HJhxx)

180 Can they draw and quarter Governor MoonBeam for vetoing the 2016 bill that passed almost unanimously through the liberal cali legislature that had directed California utilities to do fire hazard mitigation?

Cuz it seems like vetoing the bill to have the utility companies start burying some of their lines in high risk areas and cut brush around the overhead lines was because FOOKING Moonbeam wanted the state burning to advance the BS CAGW narrative. Of course Californians voted for him rather than the icky ebay founder that McCain was always harping about, but the 40% that knew better are in the WASTF boat along with the hippie idiots.

Posted by: paleRider at November 15, 2018 10:31 PM (eASYU)

181 grammie you'll get my rearbook pictures from my cold, dead, fingers. never happen. besides, i'm not sure i was even there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (KP5rU)


Oh pshaww - you were voted most likely to....something something. I just know it.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:31 PM (lwiT4)

182 generally speaking, unless someone surprises you with some hot porn gif, gifs suck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (MTjB1)

183 Yikes! Ad just on Fox by some bottom-feeders.

"Have you used xxxx? If so, it has been found in some cases to promote genital-eating bacteria. If you have suffered this condition, call BOT-TOM-FEEDR"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (CDGwz)

184 I have the gif thread open in another tab. It's going on 15 minutes now and it still hasn't finished loading.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (sdi6R)

185 Go away John Kasich

https://youtu.be/XMhheJNhGO4

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (rnAwa)

186 159 Another question from Quora, and then I promise to never bring that site up again tonight:

"Would you work as a personal aide of Donald Trump for a year if you would be paid $200k, even if you disagree with his politics? Why? "
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)


Yes, just so I could whisper to him on occasion that he needs to not be so lefty.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (1g7ch)

187 Someone should send a link to Kurt Eichenwald for the other ONT.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (LL1Be)

188 Wild fires would be a very effective form of terrorism.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (DEzr3)

189 Probably Amazon spyware.
Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (fZ7Wr)


24/7 Alexa audio and video recording takes a toll on battery life!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (n9EOP)

190 181; grammie i mastered in obscurity.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (KP5rU)

191 I have the gif thread open in another tab. It's going on 15 minutes now and it still hasn't finished loading.
Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (sdi6R)


Want a Pop Tart?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (HJhxx)

192 A proper lady doesn't bifurcate in public.

Posted by: Emily Post at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (5xuaW)

193 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (DEzr3)

ISIS has called for it many times.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (90KoH)

194 Iris, Peanuts was especially transgressive during the 1950s and 1960s.

Why? Because almost every other comic strip was either an old-fashioned joke factory (Nancy), or a low-budget-looking action-violence movie in storyboard form (Steve Canyon).

In Peanuts, all you had were these plainly drawn children, in a plainly drawn setting, discussing things like philosophy... yearnings... depression... emotions... failure... all the "big topics."

It wasn't just about the punchlines, although Schulz did try to deliver on those as well, at least some of the time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (miE9U)

195 ISIS has called for it many times.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (90KoH)


ISIS?

Or ICE?

Posted by: Kamala Harris, (I)diot at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (HJhxx)

196 "Have you used xxxx? If so, it has been found in some cases to promote genital-eating bacteria. If you have suffered this condition, call BOT-TOM-FEEDR"
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (CDGwz)


Not having cable, I just confirmed this with possibly the single most ill-advised web search query since whatever people used to find zombie's post back in the last thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (t+qrx)

197 Wild fires would be a very effective form of terrorism.

Especially in an insane breakaway province that refuses to allow it's populace to prevent them.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (LL1Be)

198 Jesus Christ, CA has only been settled by people with an actual written language for a couple hundred years; how does anyone fucking know the fires are any worse than they were a thousand years ago?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)

199 bif? bifur? whas all dis bifurcationist shit?
anyone gotta a drink?
*hic*

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (438dO)

200 grammie i mastered in obscurity.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (KP5rU)



I played the French horn. Same-Same.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (lwiT4)

201 Wish I hadn't read the Calvin and Hobbes / Watterson article. Takes some of the enjoyment away from the genius of C&H.

I was always a fan of both (and of Bloom County) so I already knew a lot of the backstory.

With the rise of the Web and of webcomics - from the mid/late 1990s - much of this seems very pre-1996 to me. All these debates over what would appear in a newspaper!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (ykYG2)

202 Ever since I got Awan Brothers turbo-encabulated internet service, I no longer have data retention problems!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (n9EOP)

203 Newsome and moonbeam want to run california like a soveirgn country, until they need fed dollars to correct a inept forestry department.

Trump should direct treausry to go late on welfare checks to hordes in LA

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (Ae45Z)

204 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

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Ha. I said yesterday that if PDT would make me PressSec and give me a free hand to treat those pieces of shit however I saw fit, I'd work for free, wear a hair shirt, and swear off meat, sex, and alcohol for the rest of my life, just for the sheer joy of the work.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (5aX2M)

205
I have taken her Grace's grits virginity tonight. Miley had her first taste of grits tonight. She can tell you what she thought of them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (NMAzL)

206 Jesus Christ, CA has only been settled by people with an actual written language for a couple hundred years; how does anyone fucking know the fires are any worse than they were a thousand years ago?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)



Cave paintings?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (HJhxx)

207 Posted by: Kamala Harris, (I)diot at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (HJhxx)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (90KoH)

208 "If the string stretched between the Dixie cups that you use for an ISP can't handle it, don't click."

Five stars.

Posted by: Morris at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (KPG+u)

209

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indiana is one of just five states without a hate crime law. There's a growing push to change that in the new year.

The Indy Chamber, United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis are among the groups leading the effort, saying it's not just the right thing to do, it's also right for economic development.

David Sklar with the JCRC noted that anti-Jewish hate crimes across the country rose 37% last year. He said the vandalism of a Carmel synagogue last summer and the massacre at the Pittsburgh synagogue has "the Jewish community here on edge...we believe a law will absolutely have tangible effects," but he said even if it's only symbolic, "As Jewish Hoosiers we need our state to stand up and make a statement."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (aKsyK)

210 Not having cable, I just confirmed this...
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Being a man of little imagination, I could *not* make that up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (xSo9G)

211 What's it like to have snow. I mean, REAL SNOW? We don't get snow in Seattle. If we do, it's a couple inches, everyone freaks out, and it's gone in an instant.

What is real snow like?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (PkVlr)

212 Uh, we, uh, you know, used Bifurcated Bit.

Posted by: Hillary! at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (5xuaW)

213 If the string stretched between the Dixie cups that you use for an ISP can't handle it, don't click. If your TS 1000 will be overburdened, don't click.

To be fair, that's me when someone whines about blowing the margins. Hey, try getting a real monitor and you won't have that problem.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

214 Not having cable, I just confirmed this...
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As if we didn't have enough to worry about already.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (xSo9G)

215 *Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?
Posted by: dartist
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Yup. Stand by for link.

#251 https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya97znny
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (CDGwz)*

Thanks for the post. I missed the Sunday ONT.

Posted by: tbodie at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (wyNrR)

216 Gotta get dinner, be back in a bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (miE9U)

217 A proper lady doesn't bifurcate in public.

Posted by: Emily Post at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (5xuaW)


As long as you don't bifurcate in the streets and scare the horses!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (n9EOP)

218 What is real snow like?



Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (PkVlr)


Like the wretched refuse of hell with vomit on top.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (lwiT4)

219 I am rough on cal, but realize many great peopel there. Also tough on marxist Hawaii

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (Ae45Z)

220
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 11, 2018 10:43 PM (/dN1M)

Nice, thanks. My next door neighbor carried a BAR and a flame thrower in the Philippines during the war. Kids today would be well served to learn about those guys.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (K22Va)

221 Tammy I doubt if the native tribes in Cali were stupid enough to kill the forests by lack of management. Probably have to go back to before people to have such overcrowded forests with dry brush as the modern commies have forced onto the western U.S.

Posted by: paleRider at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (eASYU)

222
An original, upbeat pop tune/video
based on the Spiderman video game.



https://tinyurl.com/ybgrjkxu






Interesting, observing the intersection
of video games, music, and the quality of the graphics are making
songs like this a thing.



Sort of like the original music videos,
without the weird director stuff.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (8iiMU)

223 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (HJhxx)

Ha!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (90KoH)

224 We had some wildfires here in TN a few years back that wiped out a tourist town very quickly.

A hiker caught a video of some kids flicking matches prior to the massive burn in the adjacent Smokey Mountain Nat'l Park where the fires started and they actually ID'd the "kids" (16 and 17 years old).

They were area LEOs kids so the law did nothing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (DEzr3)

225 Joe Bastardi, the world's best weather man says bundle up, well, that's not a quote. But if your curious and he has pictures and graphs to help Morons our winter in his mind is right here: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y83o785k

Yes, it says August but I've read his tweets and he's double downed on it.

Posted by: Pancho at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (FOeaV)

226 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)

It's settled science, don't question us!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (n9EOP)

227 Bifurcate, Bicarbonate, Boofed


Verb conjugation is a hobby of mine.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (dczB+)

228
Her Grace had to peruse all the content in the previous thread. It killed Chrome. Killed it dead. Had to terminate it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:40 PM (NMAzL)

229 Bifurcate, Bicarbonate, Boofed
Verb conjugation is a hobby of mine.
Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (dczB+)


Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:40 PM (t+qrx)

230 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:41 PM (Ae45Z)

231 What's it like to have snow. I mean, REAL SNOW? We don't get snow in Seattle. If we do, it's a couple inches, everyone freaks out, and it's gone in an instant.

What is real snow like?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (PkVlr)

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I grew up in Chicago. Snow was mostly a heavy PITA you had to shovel or snowblow. Other than that, it was just something that happened on days ending in Y in the Winter.

I'm now in Atl, which means snow is a day or two off work.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (ffYR/)

232 Tammy I doubt if the native tribes in Cali were stupid enough to kill the forests by lack of management.

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Don't know about California injuns. But in the Rockies, they'd take a circuit that lasted a few generations and torch big chunks of forest as they moved along, so they'd be back to healthy growth by the time they returned.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (5aX2M)

233 Jesus Christ, CA has only been settled by people with an actual written language for a couple hundred years; how does anyone fucking know the fires are any worse than they were a thousand years ago?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)

Imported eucalyptus trees for starters. Living torches.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (fZ7Wr)

234 What is real snow like?
Posted by: Nurse ratched
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Lovely, when viewed through triple glazed picture window, sipping mulled wine, or hot buttered rum.

Other than that, a giant PIA. Pic from our guest bedroom window, a couple of years ago:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y85o86jl

Nature always stands ready to kill you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (CDGwz)

235

Atlanta is taking a stand against puppy mills by banning dog and cat sales at pet shops.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed legislation Wednesday banning the sales in the city. The law wouldn't affect licensed breeders, only pet stores that sell dogs and cats.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (aKsyK)

236 I'm now in Atl, which means snow is a day or two off work.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (ffYR/)

Indeed, we'll shut down the whole state and have a party.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (dczB+)

237 The grits - I wouldn't have voluntarily eaten them, had my Pear not hand-prepared them especially for me. They aren't visually appealing. However, they were tasty enough to have a full serving. Buttery, and there is just a hint of grit in the middle.
Now I feel like I can appreciate "My Cousin Vinny" all the more. These are 28-minute grits.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

238 wife is watcing the packers. i'm not. background noise for me. joe buck has to be violating some fcc rule. damn, what an annoying little fucker. his mommy should have swallowed that one.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (KP5rU)

239 While old, I can't truly appreciate the transgressiveness of Peanuts as its debut was before my time. I never really got why Snoopy was so cool when he seemed mean to Charlie to me.

But I thought the article was interesting as I certainly never considered the art form vs craftmanship of the comic strip.

Commercialization of comic strips doesn't bother me. Except maybe for the shame of liking Garfield when I was young.

Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 10:44 PM (6lKe4)

240 Pretty good ball game on---FAU vs North Texas. North Texas was up 17 points, but FAU just scored to go ahead 21-20.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 15, 2018 10:44 PM (hjaPQ)

241 What is real snow like?

If you're working it sucks because every other asshole in the area is trying to get to work late because it's snowing.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (K22Va)

242 Grits go well with eggs over easy and bacon.

Or if one has a sensitive tummy they rest easy.

Posted by: Pancho at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (FOeaV)

243 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed legislation
Wednesday banning the sales in the city. The law wouldn't affect
licensed breeders, only pet stores that sell dogs and cats.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (aKsyK)

Lance Bottoms?
Wut?

Posted by: Shep! at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (8iiMU)

244 Oh sure, blame it all on the bloody Eucalytus trees.

Posted by: A Eucalyptus Tree Who's Tired of This Shit at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (HJhxx)

245 These are 28-minute grits.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

There is no other kind!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (n9EOP)

246 Snow is something that needs to die in a fire.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (lwiT4)

247 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

So it's really a form of chauvinism to say that it was pure virgin untrammeled wilderness before the white man arrived.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (sdi6R)

248 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155505324007425

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155603303006210

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155698366906370

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155794022223872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155892785463297

Posted by: kbdabear at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (0Ntuf)

249

If you've got a young child in your life, chances are they like to make slime.

Now they're going to be able to eat it too.

JELL-O Edible Slime stretches and feels firm if you squeeze it, but will also pour and drip like a liquid. The Unicorn Slime has a strawberry flavor, so after the kids are done playing with it, they can eat it.

Parents and children just add water to a pre-made mix to create the slime.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (aKsyK)

250 This ONT was very thoughtful of WeirdDave. Just Sayin....

Posted by: literally serious at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (1hhNr)

251
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

Quaker makes pretty good instant grits. Just be sure you get the original flavor.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (dczB+)

252 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155989409607681

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156082686783490

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156174525267968

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156310156472321

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156408210866179

Posted by: kbdabear at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (0Ntuf)

253 So what would be a good ONT snack?

Crackers with Gif peanut butter?

Some Giffy Pop?

Posted by: Miklos, having munchies again at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (zCyNd)

254 Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (fZ7Wr)

Fair enough, but do they have them in NorCal? I didn't realize they could handle the cold.

The fires are killing more people because the population has increased so much, too.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (90KoH)

255 246, grammie: I was just telling the hubby we need to move to a nice conservative state that has snow in winter.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (4lu7W)

256 I never thought Charlie Brown was funny or that interesting

*twitch*

I gotta go 4chan on this one -
>be me, age 6, Massachusetts
>the third country I'd been dragged to, fourth if you count Portugal visits
>didn't understand America; was just learning to read
>didn't understand all these kids around me
>didn't understand much of anything
>neighbors had these cartoon books
>they explained childhood

Also, in hardcover, there were Charlie Brown's Super Book of Questions and Answers. Yeah, Schulz didn't have much to do with those, other than pocket the royalties. Still. Those were some excellent introductions into biology, astronomy, and more.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (ykYG2)

257 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

True. I didn't get this Brazilian in a barber shop.

Posted by: Elizabeth "Three Wolf Moon" Warren at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (HJhxx)

258 Snow is something that needs to die in a fire.

Hat tip, but I don't like snakes so I'm staying here.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (K22Va)

259 50 Gillum gained 45,000 votes from "found votes" in Broward County. A machine recount netted him ONE vote.

You gonna trust a machine or ME?!
Posted by: Brenda Snipes



I'm coming Miss Snipes and I have more ballots for you! Look to the skies for I will be upon my mighty Flamingo!!!

Posted by: A Magical Alpaca in Mystical Florida at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (WNAuL)

260 #224 Arsonists don't stop. A teenage one is real scary.

Posted by: torabora at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (4uTNr)

261 >>>California utilities to do fire hazard mitigation?

they did on the ranch i grew up on. pg&e would sub out the small stuff and their own crews would do the large stuff on the back of the property.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (9ORmh)

262 we need to move to a nice conservative state that has snow in winter.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (4lu7W)


Conservative, I can see. But why would anyone voluntarily seek snow??

Snow makes me seriously crazy.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (lwiT4)

263

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE SNOW ACTUALLY DOES DIE IN A FIRE!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (aKsyK)

264 Pretty huge that we held governorships of Florida , Georgia, and Ohio. Dems have to be miserable over that

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (Ae45Z)

265 The fires are killing more people because the population has increased so much, too.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor
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Development. Same reason that hurricane damage numbers are so huge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (xSo9G)

266 Public schools, colleges, universities closed tomorrow. UC Davis has been closed all week. The air quality is dangerous from the smoke from the Camp Fire. No relief is expected until Tuesday! Visibility is about 2 blocks. Truly apocalyptic over here. Like Beijing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (EZebt)

267 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:41 PM (Ae45Z)

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

Uummm...Rush began in radio in Sacramento. I'm sure he has family or friends still there. Hannity acknowledges that he is living in enemy territory, because millions/year. Says when he can, he is out. Tough to be a Fox host from Oklahoma or Texas.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (ffYR/)

268 I just fueled up my utterly ancient yet perfectly functional blowsnower for the coming dawn...

And I used one of those wonderful new EPA-approved spouts on my fuel can... You know, the ones that don't leak and stop the flow of fuel when the tank is full... It's like magic! Made in Canadia, too!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (CLcKT)

269 never have too much snow

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (MTjB1)

270 How about the homeless illegal who started the fire in napa valley

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (Ae45Z)

271 Bifurcated ONT...

me-OW!

Posted by: Kyrsten Sinema at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (w+Ped)

272 never have too much snow

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (MTjB1)



I can't even.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (lwiT4)

273 How about the homeless illegal who started the fire in napa valley
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (Ae45Z)



He's starting the fires that Americans won't start.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (HJhxx)

274

With me, it's real grits or nothing at all. Instant grits are terrible, and quick grits not much better. I want the real, cook me long time grits.

And since this was Her Grace's first taste, I wanted to do it right.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (NMAzL)

275 I'd like lots of snow on the mountains. Don't really need it down here.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (ykYG2)

276 Y5!

Check email

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (c1nDO)

277 With me, it's real grits or nothing at all. Instant grits are terrible, and quick grits not much better. I want the real, cook me long time grits.


Are your grits MAGIC grits?

Posted by: Vinnie Gambini at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (HJhxx)

278 Point of order on legal distinction: all pyromaniacs are arsonists, but not vice versa. Arson for profit or terrorism is usually treated more harshly than pyromania.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (5aX2M)

279
Gifs are the Red Poison injected by the notorious commie WeirdDave.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (LsBY9)

280 bth.......Thanksgiving?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (c1nDO)

281 Now I feel like I can appreciate "My Cousin Vinny" all the more. These are 28-minute grits.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

===

I fell in love with grits when I did student exchange in h.s. They sent me to Birmingham AL.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (EZebt)

282 I'd like lots of snow on the mountains. Don't really need it down here.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (ykYG2)


So you're a NIMBY type then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (HJhxx)

283 you know, bifurcating the ont is like driving a wedge between "re" and "tard."

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (MTjB1)

284 And since this was Her Grace's first taste, I wanted to do it right.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (NMAzL)


Good on ya'!
I'm partial to cheese grits myself. You might want to give her a taste of those as well!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (n9EOP)

285 bifurcate: a word of unknown etymology.

https://www.etymonline.com/

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (o7l6R)

286 I knew someone with True Grits.

Posted by: Mattie Ross at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (5xuaW)

287 He's starting the fires that Americans won't start.

If he only had a job with the fire department...

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (Tyii7)

288 Crocodile tears for Malibu. Any abortion clinics burn down?

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (Ae45Z)

289 Pretty good ball game on---FAU vs North Texas. North Texas was up 17 points, but FAU just scored to go ahead 21-20.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 15, 2018 10:44 PM (hjaPQ)



Just a matter of time before Joey Freshwater gets to a FCS team again.

Posted by: Bert G at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (OMsf+)

290 WmDS - sure, I'd love to visit. Let me know time / space / what to bring along. same 'zimriel' email

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ykYG2)

291 At the airport, waiting to fly to Malta on a 4 day pass. I figure it'll be warm, have the ocean nearby and tons of history packed within walking distance, so it should be perfect.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ijaC6)

292 Arson for profit or terrorism is usually treated more harshly than pyromania.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
---------

Hmm. So a Pro Arsonist would be well served by establishing a reputation as a pyromaniac?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (xSo9G)

293 It's a movie starring Nicholas Cage!
Posted by: naturalfake at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (CRRq9)

The other night my son wanted to watch the worst movie on Netflix. Our choice: "Dog Eat Dog" starring Nicholas Cage and Willem Dafoe.

Wow, what a stinking pile. When Cage's acting isn't the worst aspect of a movie, you know you've reached the bottom of the barrel.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (LMcFk)

294 Calm good point on hannity. But do you thinks its hypocritical for conservative to live in high tax socialist cities?

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (Ae45Z)

295 At the airport, waiting to fly to Malta on a 4 day
pass. I figure it'll be warm, have the ocean nearby and tons of history
packed within walking distance, so it should be perfect.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ijaC6)



Jealous, I am.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (lwiT4)

296
No serenade, no fire brigade, just the pyromania.
What do you want? I wanna rock 'n' roll.

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

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (NMAzL)

297 I love snow, but I have never had to do all the grunt work or drive in it.

My job is to provide food, beverage and warm fragrant bare breasts for the post-shoveling reward period.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (90KoH)

298 270 How about the homeless illegal who started the fire in napa valley
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (Ae45Z)


They're starting the fires that Americans won't start.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (sdi6R)

299 Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.


Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)
Nope. Gov Moonbeam signed a bill sticking it to the Cali rate payers to cover PIGGY's problems. I think it was in '16 or '17.

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (u5LFV)

300
Imported eucalyptus trees for starters. Living torches.

Posted by: Beartooth


All imported by Trump!!1!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (LsBY9)

301 291. Have a good time sounds cool. Big air battles in malta for world war 2

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:58 PM (Ae45Z)

302 298. Spot on brother

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:58 PM (Ae45Z)

303 260 #224 Arsonists don't stop. A teenage one is real scary.

Posted by: torabora at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM

.....

The were described as "kids fooling around with matches".

16 and 17 years old. We had been on a state wide burn ban for 3 months because it hadn't rained in 5 or 6 months. They were in a somewhat remote part of the Smokies an hour to hour and a half drive from their residences.

There was no doubt in my mind they were there to set fires.

Those fires killed a lot of people. I was pretty sick about the DA not doing jack-squat about it, but he balked saying that it was federal land, so they had the jurisdiction.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (DEzr3)

304 W

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

305 D

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

306 S

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

307 !

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

308 I have excellent computer capable equipment; only about two years old.

But I'm in a foreign country which only has six - count em': six - lines in and out.

Question to self: am I interested enough in ONT content (there's that word again!) to bookmark the page for viewing next time I rotate out on field leave?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (o7l6R)

309 With me, it's real grits or nothing at all. Instant grits are terrible, and quick grits not much better. I want the real, cook me long time grits.

And since this was Her Grace's first taste, I wanted to do it right.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (NMAzL)


When I come to visit y'all, I want shrimp and grits!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

310 291. Have a good time sounds cool. Big air battles in malta for world war 2
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:58 PM (Ae45Z)


Big Ottoman siege in Malta. 1565.

Ottomans lost, but barely.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (HJhxx)

311 WeirdDave, I have a reasonably modern system with Win 8.1, FF, cable modem that I use for streaming daily.

And today alone, AoS has 'hung' on me at least 3 times, including your gif thread below. If I had to guess, it's due to cherry py. I've customized scripts and ads to get the blog to run reasonably well on my system.

So your rant that it's the dummy users with THEIR ancient alien gods tech that prevents you from giffing away, that just ain't fair. In fact, it's the tech savvy users that blew up most of the original features of the comment system, making Pixy reduce it to a skeleton of itself. fwiw.

If the site wasn't my favorite, I'd quit the place. I adapt. I overcome. The juice is worth the heat.

And I thank you for your efforts.

Posted by: GunBreed at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (Z4rgH)

312 Eucalyptus trees are a treasured aspect of California's rich flammable tapestry of bio-diversity.

Posted by: Koalas for KamalaPAC at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (zCyNd)

313 Grits, I cook you long time.

Posted by: Thai hooker at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (aKsyK)

314 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

So it's really a form of chauvinism to say that it was pure virgin untrammeled wilderness before the white man arrived.
Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (sdi6R)

This isn't the book thread but read the book 1491. It gives a very different view of the Indians in the new world. Spoiler, they basically terra formed both North and South America.

The follow on book, 1493 shows the transfer of plants across the globe.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (QWpu1)

315 "Dear God, where did all those foot stools come from?"

Posted by: Tales of Fort St. Elmo at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (HJhxx)

316 Also, in hardcover, there were Charlie Brown's Super Book of Questions and Answers. Yeah, Schulz didn't have much to do with those, other than pocket the royalties. Still. Those were some excellent introductions into biology, astronomy, and more.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (ykYG2)


Somewhere, I have The Gospel According to Peanuts.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (4HMW8)

317 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

So it's really a form of chauvinism to say that it was pure virgin untrammeled wilderness before the white man arrived.
Posted by: rickl

Ohio was mostly red oak forest when the white guys showed up. That was the result of subsistence farming and burning off the forest to make new farmland when they exhausted the farmland they were using.

So the red oak forests were the result of all the Indian burning. For centuries. My nephew, who studied this in college, told me this.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (S6Pax)

318 >>When I come to visit y'all, I want shrimp and grits!

We need to go to Myrtle Beach, or around in Horry county, and let you experience a shrimp-o-bog.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (NMAzL)

319 Ottomans lost, but barely.
Posted by: Cicero
----------

That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (xSo9G)

320 230 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:41 PM (Ae45Z)

Rush's show is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks whose HQ is in LA (Sherman Oaks). I always assumed his LA visits were business-related. And he doesn't seem to spend that much time there compared to South Florida.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:02 PM (w+Ped)

321 Calm good point on hannity. But do you thinks its hypocritical for conservative to live in high tax socialist cities?
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (Ae45Z)

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

Given his job, and the staff and access to people he needs to do it well, no.

In a general sense, a fair number of commentors here live in blue cities/states. They do so because career, family, or just the fact that it is their home. So, no on hypocrisy there too.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:02 PM (ffYR/)

322 I missed a Falcon 9 launch this afternoon while I was at work. It was successful.

You can tell it was successful because you didn't see it on the news. If it blew up, it would have been the lead story.

It was the second flight for this booster and it landed safely on the droneship. It was less than three years ago that the first booster landed successfully. Today? Routine. Ho hum.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

323 Eucalyptus trees are a treasured aspect of California's rich flammable tapestry of bio-diversity.
Posted by: Koalas for KamalaPAC

Those are stupid imports brought in to cover the land where redwoods used to grow, and were all cut down.
Redwood was used for millions of houses for clapboard siding. Redwood was just great for that.

They out to burn them out and replant redwoods.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (S6Pax)

324 That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (xSo9G)


The Ottomans today are a pale shadow of their glory days. Back then a fat naked guy would never get away with that kind of shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (HJhxx)

325 318 >>When I come to visit y'all, I want shrimp and grits!

We need to go to Myrtle Beach, or around in Horry county, and let you experience a shrimp-o-bog.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (NMAzL)


I'm in!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (TdMsT)

326
Ohio was mostly red oak forest when the white guys showed up. That was the result of subsistence farming and burning off the forest to make new farmland when they exhausted the farmland they were using.

Then they got replaced by white oaks by racist settlers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (LsBY9)

327 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York
Posted by: Jonah at N




so what is your objection to them residing somewhere with high taxes?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (MTjB1)

328
Southern breakfasts are heaven on Earth.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 11:04 PM (LsBY9)

329 Ohio was mostly red oak forest when the white guys showed up.


.....

White guys weilding herring, no doubt.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:04 PM (DEzr3)

330 Where is an acceptable place for a conservative to live?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

331 Trying to watch the GIFs, but load time is still a thing. (Not complaining, because once loaded they play okay.)

I've made many GIFs over the years, mostly small and few frames, using my own software. Just recently, I used gif.com and created a GIF from the video of Hillary bus crashing in the parking garage. (Link in nic. Run to see it ICYMI)

That site didn't ask me about re-sizing or frames per second or any other mod, just "from here to here" in the video, and zap. I was surprised how big the final file was.

So, I think a lot of modern GIFs are made that way, big size, many frames, and so long load times. Many could be better.

Posted by: bifurcated mindful webworker - technically squeaking at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (kxbgi)

332 I am tired of all of this. None of it will ever get any better. All of it will get worse.

I do not see the point. Perhaps those of you wiser than I--which is most of you--can see a point in the distant future where sanity is the order of the day.
I don't see that here, on this planet. I do not see how it can possibly get better, yet I see a thousand paths were it can get worse.
Seriously, it's all going to end badly. Again...what is the point?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (l9m7l)

333 That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.

You know what you really want.

Posted by: Lena! at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (ykYG2)

334 What this whole conversation about comic strips makes me realize is that I don't remember when I stopped reading them. It's been at least several years and I used to really enjoy it. But I stopped subscribing and never looked back....

Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (6lKe4)

335 Here's a fun one: the worst fire in CO history was started by a forest Ranger who claimed it was an accident, but actually did it to put it out and "be a hero." I got to go through my second evacuation for that monster blaze. 120,000 acres, dozens of homes, thousands of evacuations, millions upon millions of dollars in property loss and firefighting costs.

Because the little bitch was a federal worker, the judge let her off easy - 12 years. Then, a liberal judge overturned that on appeal. She served two or three years. *spit*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (5aX2M)

336 I think I've furcated a bi woman before .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (2DOZq)

337 These are the interesting times that Chinese guy talked about.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (aKsyK)

338 There was a time when forests here in the Northeast were burnt, not only to clear the land for the plough, but also just for the ashes -- to make soap!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (CLcKT)

339 291
At the airport, waiting to fly to Malta on a 4 day pass. I figure it'll
be warm, have the ocean nearby and tons of history packed within walking
distance, so it should be perfect.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ijaC6)

Malta Meal in the snack bar.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (8iiMU)

340 324 That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (xSo9G)

The Ottomans today are a pale shadow of their glory days. Back then a fat naked guy would never get away with that kind of shit.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM

I work with a couple of Turkish officers, and they are very proud of their history. The Turkish government invests quite a bit of money into former Ottoman countries to maintain monuments and such.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (ijaC6)

341 I do not see the point. Perhaps those of you wiser than I--which is most of you--can see a point in the distant future where sanity is the order of the day.
I don't see that here, on this planet. I do not see how it can possibly get better, yet I see a thousand paths were it can get worse.
Seriously, it's all going to end badly. Again...what is the point?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (l9m7l)

.....

He is coming back. All will be made right.

Stay true to your principles and do what is right. This world is a trial.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (DEzr3)

342 RIP Roy Clark

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (Ae45Z)

343 The snow GIFs are spot on today's as the weather dudes completely missed out on our freezing rain and snow here in little ol' Souther Indiana. Doggah appreciates it though..

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (+ldAm)

344 I just googled shrimp bog recipe. Oh. My. God.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

345 There was a great line of Ray's from Everybody Loves Raymond, when Ray found out he would be part of a Civil War battle reenactment, but that he would be playing the part of a Confederate soldier.

"Robert, ya gotta get me outta this. I can't eat grits and say 'y'all'!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (miE9U)

346 And today alone, AoS has 'hung' on me at least 3 times, including your gif thread below. If I had to guess, it's due to cherry py. I've customized scripts and ads to get the blog to run reasonably well on my system.


Posted by: GunBreed at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (Z4rgH)

Cherry Py runs on the server. It only creates the page that is sent to your browser. To speed posts up, Minx would have to use javascript or iframes to create a thumbnail/gallery type thing for images and videos.

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (w+Ped)

347 341. Well said bitter

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (Ae45Z)

348 I get to have Thanksgiving this year with an actual family. It's been many years. I'm very thankful and grateful. But I'm still very disappointed in all of you....

Posted by: literally serious at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (1hhNr)

349 I don't see that here, on this planet. I do not see how it can possibly get better, yet I see a thousand paths were it can get worse.
Seriously, it's all going to end badly. Again...what is the point?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Your life is precious, like everyone's life should be. Your life, my life has intrinsic value of its own. It is a precious gift from the Creator.
Our struggles here on this broken world are just a pale shadow of the future new life.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (S6Pax)

350 Deplorable Ian, I hear the Malta Milk is especially tasty ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (miE9U)

351 Howdy, Emmie!

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (SzQWn)

352 293 The other night my son wanted to watch the worst movie on Netflix. Our choice: "Dog Eat Dog" starring Nicholas Cage and Willem Dafoe.

Wow, what a stinking pile. When Cage's acting isn't the worst aspect of a movie, you know you've reached the bottom of the barrel.

Posted by: Average Guy


They were in another movie together, Wild At Heart (1990) with Laura Dern, who had one memorable line --

"I'm hotter than Georgia asphalt." mmmhmm.

2 out 5 stars

Posted by: GunBreed at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (Z4rgH)

353 Quaker makes pretty good instant grits. Just be sure you get the original flavor.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (dczB+)

Publius would not tolerate this. Were I to bring instant grits into the house, it could be a deal-breaker.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

354

Southern breakfasts are heaven on Earth.

Yes. Yes, they are.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (HaL55)

355 Willem Dafoe was in John Wick.

To this day, when I see him, I think of Platoon.
Great movie. I can still enjoy it even after all these years of crazy Charlie Sheen...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (miE9U)

356 335. Same thing happened near Flagstaff. Female forest worker started fires on purpose

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (Ae45Z)

357 Also, videos, at least, should not load completely until you click on them. GIFs load completely right away. I think.

With Opera browser, a GIF on a page, but which is not currently on-screen, is inactive. Not sure all browsers are that smart.

/end tech-o-babble

Posted by: bifurcated mindful webworker - technically squeaking at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (kxbgi)

358 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (l9m7l)

The point is for you to find what brings you joy, and not focus on the rest.

Your point in particular is to create art. And observe all the beauty in the world... its natural beauty ( which TN is full of), the beauty of the sunrise, sunsets, kittens, babies giggling... none of which costs a dime and all of which is manna for one's soul.

Ignore politics and paint, dear one.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (90KoH)

359 Southern breakfasts are heaven on Earth.

Yes. Yes, they are.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


Breakfasts in China are something quite opposite. The Chinese have a strange notion of what makes a good breakfast.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (S6Pax)

360 Mila Kunis has been known to start random forest fires, just on account of being so hot... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (miE9U)

361 Where is an acceptable place for a conservative to live?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

Anywhere they want.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (2DOZq)

362 Saw platoon on opening night in 1986. Lew me away. So real

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (Ae45Z)

363 china sucks

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (MTjB1)

364 >> I just googled shrimp bog recipe. Oh. My. God.

Every year years ago, we used to go to a state Farm Bureau convention that was held in Myrtle Beach area, and the first night opener was a big Shrimp-O-Bog. Giant cauldrons of shrimp bog. And pots of plain boiled shrimp as well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (NMAzL)

365 Jonah, I loved it too. Was blown away. Also one of the very few movies I've ever seen on a HUGE screen with complete surround sound, and surrounded by a packed audience. We were all blown away.

I remember how excited I was when I found it on sale at Target, on VHS, for $30. Picked up that baby fast.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)

366 I have a feeling that line of logic doesn't account for it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (5aX2M)

Unfortunately, Satan protects his own spawn.

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (u5LFV)

367 349. Also well said . Great to see good believers here tonight

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (Ae45Z)

368 blown away! blown away!
"qdpsteve's phrase of the day"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)

369 It's the phrase that pays!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:13 PM (miE9U)

370 I wonder what Maxine Water's Hair's bedtime is? One of my favorite parts of the day is her deranged postings about Foaddy-Fi. I love this place.

Posted by: jmel at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (OeWgo)

371 Full metal jacket was rough also

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (Ae45Z)

372 Willem Dafoe was in John Wick.
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heh. I saw Dafoe in 'The Loveless'. Quite possibly the worst 'film' ever made. I also suspect that I am the only one who saw it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

373 Night all

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (Ae45Z)

374 It's the phrase that pays!
Posted by: qdpsteve at N



well, that certainly raises all sorts of questions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (MTjB1)

375 Y5! BRAVO

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (c1nDO)

376 So what would be a good ONT snack?



Crackers with Gif peanut butter?



Some Giffy Pop?





Posted by: Miklos, having munchies again at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (zCyNd)

Ha! Good to see you, Miklos - I saw that your name dropped off the list of top sockpuppeteers, and I was concerned.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (NMAzL)

377 Jonah, true.
FMJ raised the bar for Vietnam movies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (miE9U)

378 Check email
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at N




there was no check there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (MTjB1)

379 WDS, how was Italy?

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (SzQWn)

380 So your rant that it's the dummy users with THEIR ancient alien gods tech that prevents you from giffing away, that just ain't fair. In fact, it's the tech savvy users that blew up most of the original features of the comment system, making Pixy reduce it to a skeleton of itself. fwiw.


I'm not bitching about the users. I'm bitching about the bitching. I have a really basic computer on my desk at the office. It can't run some stuff that I take for granted on my home system. But I know that, so when it happens, my reaction is "oh, right, can't do that here". I'm not going to bitch about it, because I know the fault is wit my computer, not with someone who developed a program that requires a better one. Gifs, embedded tweets and videos are basic elements of the internet, it's not like I'm trying to get them to render the graphics from RDR2 or something.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (JP6CH)

381 Southern breakfast....mmm.

Biscuits 'n gravy. Pretty sure that's what they serve in heaven, along with think cut bacon, cheese grits, hash brown casserole, fried apples, eggs over easy, and JFG coffee (black).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (DEzr3)

382
RIP Roy Clark.

Dueling banjos. Roy and Buck Trent squared off on Hee Haw one time. Note this is two banjos, not the usual banjo vs. guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rUZfQJjPY

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (NMAzL)

383 Night, Jonah.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:16 PM (5aX2M)

384

Breakfasts in China are something quite opposite. The Chinese have a strange notion of what makes a good breakfast.

I've heard similar things about the British, too.

Many's the time I've regaled the Horde with the tale of Aunt Lilly (a hunting buddy's great aunt) who'd get up around 0400 and start cooking our breakfast. The heavenly smell would get us up, no alarm needed.


It was a big ol' table so full of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, coffee and our previous day's rabbit fried up like chicken. We ate like we'd be walking in fields all day long. Damn, that lady could cook.

Good times.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:16 PM (HaL55)

385 Y5! BRAVO
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at N



thank you, thank you. you are too kind.


you should know that i have figured out how to do the whole westminsterdogshow but am not doing it out of consideration for everyone here who is hanging out on their granpads and jitterbugs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:17 PM (MTjB1)

386 Unfortunately when I see Dafoe all I can see is his cross dressing role in Boondock Saints. That was one ugly human.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:17 PM (2DOZq)

387 WDS, how was Italy?
Posted by: Infidel at N



you should be asking italy how wds was. you have noticed that since she got back they have been making noise about leaving the eu.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:18 PM (MTjB1)

388 God, I had to leave Platoon during the scene where the guy is beating the crippled retarded guy. Ran outside and threw up. Didn't see the rest.

Upsets me still, just thinking about it. Brains flying all around, jeebus.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:18 PM (90KoH)

389 I remember that YD.........*>spit as well. Wasn't there some thing about a break up with a "girlfriend" as well?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:19 PM (c1nDO)

390 Y5, lol. I been busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:19 PM (SzQWn)

391 388 God, I had to leave Platoon during the scene where the guy is beating the crippled retarded guy. Ran outside and threw up. Didn't see the rest.

Upsets me still, just thinking about it. Brains flying all around, jeebus.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:18 PM (90KoH)

That scene is rough.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:21 PM (w+Ped)

392 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (DEzr3)

Sounds like a Cracker Barrel Old Timers breakfast!

I don't like gravy, grits, cornbread, OR sweet tea.

Go on ahead and try to take my Southern Card, I dare ye.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (90KoH)

393 We used to have biscuits and gravy with fried fish my brother and I caught at sunrise, eggs and oj with my grandpa on Vashon Island. Best grandpa ever

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (PkVlr)

394 Hi Infidel!

Hi Emmie!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (c1nDO)

395 Hurricane season isn't over until the end of November...

Just sayin'!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 11:23 PM (CLcKT)

396 Platoon was my least favorite 'Nam film. The part where all the dinks turn out to be chorus girls, who sing the whole Star Wars Christmas Special backward? Who needs it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical ballls at November 15, 2018 11:23 PM (H5knJ)

397 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (90KoH)

I don't understand sausage gravy, but, also, not from the south.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:23 PM (w+Ped)

398
Sawmill gravy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:24 PM (NMAzL)

399 Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:21 PM (w+Ped)

It sure is.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:24 PM (90KoH)

400 I don't like gravy

...

I don't understand these words in this combination.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (DEzr3)

401 Sounds like a Cracker Barrel Old Timers breakfast!

I don't like gravy, grits, cornbread, OR sweet tea.

Go on ahead and try to take my Southern Card, I dare ye.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (90KoH)

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I'm 50% with you. I like the gravy on biscuits, and cornbread done right. No use for grits and sweet tea.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (ffYR/)

402 Had sausage gravy on biscuits with my company on Sunday am. yum.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (SzQWn)

403 @258 Thank you. I will try.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (l9m7l)

404 Infidel....awesome!

Looks like you have been very busy. Hope things are going okay!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (c1nDO)

405 cross dressing role in Boondock Saints. That was one ugly human.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:17 PM (2DOZq)

Wasn't he cross dressing in "The Last Temptation of Christ"?

Posted by: Average Guy at November 15, 2018 11:26 PM (LMcFk)

406 I don't like gravy .

Burn the witch!

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:26 PM (QWpu1)

407 Not really, but heads up and one foot in front of the other.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:26 PM (SzQWn)

408 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:19 PM (c1nDO

--------

Ex-husband. Terry The Bitch Barton initially claimed she was burning letters from the guy, and accidentally started it that way.

Later investigators and interrogators ascertained that this was bullshit. That she did it on purpose so she could put it out and be a big hero. Total psycho dumbass.

They made a shady deal with her to get sentenced by the judge, because a jury would've thrown the whole damn book at her, and she was one of their own.

Then they shipped out another judge on appeal who overturned the original judge on an even shadier conflict-of-interest justification (he had been evacuated lime everyone else in the middle of the state).

The whole thing just reeked.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (5aX2M)

409 Had sausage gravy on biscuits with my company on Sunday am. yum.
Posted by: Infidel
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Kinda rough way to treat company.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (xSo9G)

410

I don't understand sausage gravy, but, also, not from the south.

Hmm, usually it's the red-eye gravy that non-Southerners don't get. Who makes gravy with coffee? Why, we do.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (HaL55)

411 We used to have biscuits and gravy with fried fish
my brother and I caught at sunrise, eggs and oj with my grandpa on
Vashon Island. Best grandpa ever

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (PkVlr)


Did you ever read Onions in the Stew by Betty MacDonald? It is about her living on Vashon Island during WW2. Her husband worked for Boeing.

She also wrote The Egg and I, about being a farm wife on a chicken farm above Port Orford in the early 30's

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (mUa7G)

412
Your point in particular is to create art. And observe all the beauty in the world... its natural beauty ( which TN is full of), the beauty of the sunrise, sunsets, kittens, babies giggling... none of which costs a dime and all of which is manna for one's soul.

For some reason that sentence reminded me of Edward G. Robinson's final scene in Soylent Green.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:28 PM (aKsyK)

413 Sorry, meant @358.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:28 PM (l9m7l)

414 why eat grits when you can make hash browns? grits, we used that shit for machining delicate metal parts.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

415 she loved it. She also has a great place for target practice.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (SzQWn)

416 398
Sawmill gravy.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

Everytime I see this term, I think:
A: What makes gravy "sawmill"?
B: of my father in law complaining that Cracker Barrel's sawmill gravy tastes like it's made with real sawdust

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (ijaC6)

417 Autocucumber:

Shipped = shopped

Lime = like

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (5aX2M)

418 Hmm, usually it's the red-eye gravy that non-Southerners don't get. Who makes gravy with coffee? Why, we do.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (HaL55)

Just googled that. Sounds awesome.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (w+Ped)

419 Oh, and Korean breakfast can include rice, kimchi soup and some sort of noodle or stewed seaweed dish.

Nom nom nom.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (mUa7G)

420 I was the last democrat swinging some real meat that found its way into a woman...!

Posted by: LBJ at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (yhf6w)

421 you have to wonder how many morons are stuck on the gif thread trying to comment.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (MTjB1)

422
She also wrote The Egg and I, about being a farm wife on a chicken farm above Port Orford in the early 30's
Posted by: Kindltot


Living next door to Ma and Pa Kettle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

423 Just googled that. Sounds awesome.
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (w+Ped)

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It is, over fresh baked biscuit halves.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (ffYR/)

424 yeah asians have no idea what the fuck breakfast is supposed to be. more like lunch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (MTjB1)

425 Evening ONT'ers. The bifurcated thread does not bother me. I clicked on the sidebar link about Brazil's new foreign minister. Sounds like a true Moron, in the good sense of the word.

And in the sidebar to the Grauniad story, is a link to a story about Alberta's rat patrol, whose task it is to keep Alberta rat-free. And they get 'er done. Alberta has zero breeding populations of rats. That is a big deal, you know. And they have a photo of the head rat hunter, taken in the town of Langdon. I know folks from Langdon. Nice little place, now sadly becoming a bedroom community to Calgary.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (fDU8w)

426 420 I was the last democrat swinging some real meat that found its way into a woman...!
Posted by: LBJ at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (yhf6w)

Piker.

Posted by: BJ Clinton at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (w+Ped)

427 I don't like gravy .

Is English your second language? Because that phrase doesn't make any sense. Is it a direct translation of an idiom from your native language? What does it mean?

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (JP6CH)

428 403 @258 Thank you. I will try.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (l9m7l)

Biggest takeaway there is to focus only on things that make you happy, or at least make you feel better. Give a bare minimum of attention to anything else.

And appreciate the heck out of whatever you come across that does that for you. Savor it at night. Go over your day and instead of focusing on the bad, latch on to everything/the one thing that was good and think about how much you appreciate that.

You get more of what you focus on, my son, so focus on the GOOD.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (90KoH)

429

Just googled that. Sounds awesome.

It goes great over a big ol' slice of breakfast ham.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (HaL55)

430 Sausage gravy (sawmill style) on biscuits....yes please
Red eye gravy with country ham n biscuits....I believe I will
White pepper gravy on chicken fried steak....uh, extra, yes
Brown gravy on mashed taters....bring it, leave the gravy boat
Turkey gravy on, well, your entire Thanksgiving meal..o yeah

Gravy as a beverage. Sure, why not.

Leftover sawmill gravy for wall spackle....excellent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:33 PM (DEzr3)

431
It is, over fresh baked biscuit halves.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (ffYR/)

It's going on my must-try list next to shakshuka.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (w+Ped)

432 Kindlot

I will look it up! My grandfather homesteaded on Vashon. Thank you!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (PkVlr)

433 you happy, or at least make you feel better. Give a bare minimum of attention to anything else.

And appreciate the heck out of whatever you come across that does that for you. Savor it at night. Go over your day and instead of focusing on the bad, latch on to everything/the one thing that was good and think about how much you appreciate that.

You get more of what you focus on, my son, so focus on the GOOD.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at N



going to be a lot of porn watching there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (MTjB1)

434 sawmill gravy can be used for plumber's putty.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (KP5rU)

435 Snow flurries in North Georgia.

It's really cold here, too, but all we're getting is rain.
Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (dczB+)

Alla samey here in Alberta. Light rain, just above freezing. I'll take it, thanks. You don't have to shovel rain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (fDU8w)

436 334 What this whole conversation about comic strips makes me realize is that I don't remember when I stopped reading them.

Iris, I quit comic strips for the most part around 2004, when I dumped my local rag subscription. I followed a couple of them online for a while, but it wasn't the same. No big loss I guess.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (Z4rgH)

437 110 Say, do we have any Morons in the Phoenix area? I'm going to be there Thanksgiving week.

You'll discover the answer within the first five minutes of driving here...

Posted by: Final Arbiter of Reality at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (3pGfC)

438 408
Ex-husband. Terry The Bitch Barton initially claimed she was burning letters from the guy, and accidentally started it that way.

Later investigators and interrogators ascertained that this was bullshit. That she did it on purpose so she could put it out and be a big hero. Total psycho dumbass.

They made a shady deal with her to get sentenced by the judge, because a jury would've thrown the whole damn book at her, and she was one of their own.

Then they shipped out another judge on appeal who overturned the original judge on an even shadier conflict-of-interest justification (he had been evacuated lime everyone else in the middle of the state).

The whole thing just reeked.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (5aX2M)



Government employees really do seem to believe that they should not be bound by the same laws as we peasants. And they close ranks to protect their own.

You want a civil war? This is how you get a civil war.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (sdi6R)

439 going to be a lot of porn watching there.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (MTjB1)

Watching' porn here, Boss!

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:36 PM (w+Ped)

440 Y'all crack me up. Gravy just doesn't do much for me.

It is probably more accurate to say that I prefer to eat the things that one usually puts gravy on with All The Butter.

Mashed potatoes? BUTTER, and some Moar Butter.

Biscuits? Butter with a side of butter, please.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:36 PM (90KoH)

441 everyone in phoenix is a moron but only a couple of them hang out at the hq.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:36 PM (MTjB1)

442 so you know if Trump would give me a 00 designation I will take care of the fence climbers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (MTjB1)

443 440: tammy, sound like our daughter. "i'll have butter with a side of butter, please." never touched gravy in her life.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (KP5rU)

444 >>I don't like gravy, grits, cornbread, OR sweet tea.

I'm going to pretend I didn't read that...

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (NMAzL)

445

BALTIMORE (AP) - A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent panicked people running for the exits.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

446 Butter is good.

It can make all the food the doctor says you should eat good if you will simply boil the ever-living sh*t out of it, toss it with a stick of butter and salt and pepper the hell out of it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (DEzr3)

447 chavez, she sounds like a sensible young lady!




Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (90KoH)

448 by gravy y'all mean some sort of sauce made from cooked meat and flour and not cum, right?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (MTjB1)

449 All this breakfast food talk, and nary a mention of avocado toast.

Posted by: Miklos,, unsurprised at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (zCyNd)

450 447: yes, she is.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (KP5rU)

451 Yankeefifth

Really?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:40 PM (PkVlr)

452 Crossing the streams. Hash browns and gravy is a favorite dish.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:40 PM (QWpu1)

453 Really?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at N



shouldn't you be getting spanked somewhere?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (MTjB1)

454 449 All this breakfast food talk, and nary a mention of avocado toast.
Posted by: Miklos,, unsurprised at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (zCyNd)

Avacado toast is not a thing.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (w+Ped)

455 Okay, here's a question for the Horde that I wouldn't ask anywhere else, because I know you guys will have the correct answer:

Does anyone know what specifically caused Melania Trump to demand Mira Ricardel's removal from the WH?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (miE9U)

456 Crossing the streams. Hash browns and gravy is a favorite dish.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:40 PM (QWpu1)

It's people like you what cause poutine.

Posted by: Miklos, taking a pass at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (zCyNd)

457

Yes to the butter.

Tami, one can also put the butter in with the gravy. Luv that on mashed potatoes.

And biscuits are the best vehicle for butter known to man.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (HaL55)

458 I am looking up corn pone recipes.

Odd that so many of them are actually my cornbread recipe without baking soda

Guess I will have to try spooning that on top of a pot of stew to see what it does.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (mUa7G)

459 Biggest takeaway there is to focus only on things that make you happy, or at least make you feel better. Give a bare minimum of attention to anything else.

And appreciate the heck out of whatever you come across that does that for you. Savor it at night. Go over your day and instead of focusing on the bad, latch on to everything/the one thing that was good and think about how much you appreciate that.

You get more of what you focus on, my son, so focus on the GOOD.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (90KoH)

Rons would be smart to listen and put this wise advise into practice. Y'all may even attract something beautiful and new into your lives.

No not porn and no fapping methods, both of which people need to quit cold turkey.

Posted by: literally serious at November 15, 2018 11:42 PM (1hhNr)

460 445

BALTIMORE (AP) - A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent panicked people running for the exits.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)


"Pro-Trump?"

*cough* bullshit *cough*

Ten million quatloos says it was an SJW drama queen.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (sdi6R)

461 No not porn and no fapping methods, both of which people need to quit cold turkey.
Posted by: literally serious at N




who goes to the internets for masturbation methods?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (MTjB1)

462 Avacado toast is not a thing.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (w+Ped)

Excellent news.

*takes swig of vodka from the breakfast bottle*

Posted by: Miklos, carbo loading at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (zCyNd)

463 I had a dish at a Tex-mex place the other day that was an avocado, cut in half, stuffed with chicken and cheese, breaded and deep fried.

It was pretty damned good.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:44 PM (DEzr3)

464 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (NMAzL)

Oh, and pimento cheese.

OTOH, I do love collard greens ( I really love a mix of mustard and turnip greens the best) ham biscuits, cheese straws, filed peas, fried chicken.

And a big pot of pinto beans and ham hocks with a side of fried potatoes and onions is my idea of heaven.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:44 PM (90KoH)

465 wifes brother always has fresh shrimp. never have we had to endure grits with them.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:44 PM (KP5rU)

466 Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (sdi6R)

Who would try that in Baltimore? Hell, I'm surprised they would even allow a production of Fidder on the
Roof in the first place.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (w+Ped)

467 Say, do we have any Morons in the Phoenix area? I'm going to be there Thanksgiving week.
Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (4HMW

There's a bunch of them: Phoenixgirl, Osprey, Cannibal Bob, Tilikum, and Blanco Basura, to name a few. Some of them mostly lurk, now. I am usually there January through March myself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (fDU8w)

468 Biscuits 'n gravy. Pretty sure that's what they serve in heaven, along with think cut bacon, cheese grits, hash brown casserole, fried apples, eggs over easy, and JFG coffee (black).
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (DEzr3)

===

And raisin toast with blackberry jam.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (EZebt)

469

Ack! I stabbed my hand making avocado toast!

Posted by: Joy Behar at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (NMAzL)

470 Thank you for the bifurcation, WD. I don't think I could handle all those gifs.

Posted by: Surfperch's Phone at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (gh7cp)

471 #70 #BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63
Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.
Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)

They should countersue the shit out of the state for not allowing brush clearance, logging, and controlled burns.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (Evws/)

472 Does anyone know what specifically caused Melania Trump to demand Mira Ricardel's removal from the WH?

-------

My (vague) understanding is that Melania was pissed off at her for short-sheeting her staff on arrangements for travel, accommodations, security, etc. It sounded to me like the lady had a bone to pick with FLOTUS, and was being passive aggressive about it, and maybe just pushed it too far.

Or maybe her husband asked her to provide a justification for him to release an unwanted employee. Who knows?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (5aX2M)

473 cheese straws, filed peas, fried chicken.

What do you file peas under?

Posted by: Miklos, butter bean counter at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (zCyNd)

474 Yankeefifth,

Probably need a spanking.

I've been baaaaaad

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (PkVlr)

475 Does anyone know what specifically caused Melania Trump to demand Mira Ricardel's removal from the WH?
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (miE9U)


Rumor is that there is resistance to Melania's choices for personal staff and it might come from that area and be ascribed to personal animus.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (mUa7G)

476 lol, baltimore? it was fiddy cent on the roof

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (MTjB1)

477 And biscuits are the best vehicle for butter known to man.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (HaL55)

A great sourdough boule is mighty good with butter!

But I would not complain about a biscuit hot out of the oven!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (wYseH)

478 Ack! I stabbed my hand making avocado toast!
Posted by: Joy Behar at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (NMAzL)


Then Joy licked her own blood, and LOVED the flavor. She couldn't stop it! She bled herself dry and full and dry again over and over and over, licking and tasting and swallowing and licking again!! It went on for days and days!!!

And that's how Joy Behar became a vampiress... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (miE9U)

479 And biscuits are the best vehicle for butter known to man.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (HaL55)

Ain't they just?

My most favorite dessert lately is biscuits with butter and blackberry jam, lawsy.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (90KoH)

480 need a spanking.

I've been baaaaaad
Posted by: Nurse ratched at N




we're here for you

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (MTjB1)

481 I asked publius what kind of cheese you put in cheese grits. He said, "Shredded." "Yes, but what kind?" "I dunno, CHEEEEESE!"
I can't even. Help me!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (NMAzL)

482 Corn on the cob.

I'm just sayin', it was born for butter baby!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:48 PM (DEzr3)

483 Posted by: Miklos, butter bean counter at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (zCyNd)

Good lord! FIELD peas, sorry about that!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:48 PM (90KoH)

484 did you see how ricardel dressed? no way melania was going to let that hot mess interfere with her glitzkrieg.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:48 PM (MTjB1)

485 Miley,

It's just cheese. All cheese is medium cheddar

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (PkVlr)

486 nobody in the "press" was interested in melania before, so, fuck them now. hillary fired and destroyed more peoples' careers the first day than melania ever will. white house travel staff?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (KP5rU)

487 "I dunno, CHEEEEESE!"
I can't even. Help me!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (NMAzL)

Use Cheetos. Play dumb. He'll get right.

Posted by: Miklos, kitchen disciplinarian at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (zCyNd)

488 Put some of Y5's "gravy" on it and I re know you'll have de-filed peas.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (DEzr3)

489

A new study suggests a majority of women who date men really like a guy with with facial hair ... but not too much.

The study surveyed about 8,500 women.

Researchers found a majority of the women preferred men with 10 days' worth of facial hair growth, which they described as "light to heavy stubble."

Next in order of preference were men with full beards, then those with light stubble.

Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

490 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (wYseH)

Oh now you've took and done it. I was just telling mama the other day I was craving some good CA sourdough.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (90KoH)

491 A great sourdough boule is mighty good with butter!

But I would not complain about a biscuit hot out of the oven!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (wYseH)

----------

Top those 4 biscuit halves with sausage gravy, and you will have a ribsticker of a breakfast that will last you until dinner.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (ffYR/)

492 she looks hideous.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (SzQWn)

493 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (DEzr3)

LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (90KoH)

494 I'd read that the row between Ricardel and the First Lady started over seating on an aircraft on her recent trip to Africa...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (CLcKT)

495 Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

Beards have their uses.

Posted by: Clean-shaven Barry O at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (zCyNd)

496 Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at N



say what you will but the guys shaving their balls are only doing it for other guys.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:52 PM (MTjB1)

497 We must all be spanked!

Posted by: Zoot at November 15, 2018 11:53 PM (Evws/)

498 Why? Because almost every other comic strip was either an old-fashioned joke factory (Nancy), or a low-budget-looking action-violence movie in storyboard form (Steve Canyon).

In Peanuts, all you had were these plainly drawn children, in a plainly drawn setting, discussing things like philosophy... yearnings... depression... emotions... failure... all the "big topics."

It wasn't just about the punchlines, although Schulz did try to deliver on those as well, at least some of the time.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (miE9U)

Actually, those old adventure-serial comics, like Steve Canyon and Terry and the Pirates, were very well drawn, probably better than most superhero comics. The faces of the characters, both the heroes and the baddies, had character.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:54 PM (fDU8w)

499 I do not even understand how a woman as unkempt and completely lacking in polish as that woman is, got anywhere near being an assistant to a FLOTUS.

Any FLOTUS, let alone a model and NY socialite married to a fucking billionaire.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:54 PM (90KoH)

500 29 deg. and windy outside. Bitter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (CDGwz)

501 And then the oral sex!

Posted by: Zoot at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (Evws/)

502 Heh.

Ricadel was born Mira Radielovic (Croatian).

Looks like she irritated the wrong Slovene.

Posted by: Miklos, from the North Balkans at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (zCyNd)

503 Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

------

Meh. I shave. Always have, because I don't want to look like a Moslem.

Then, every low-t hipster homo grew out their facial hair and started oiling it up with boutique products from Birchbox for "Men" as a way to divert attention from their femininity, and provided extra incentive for me to shave daily.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (5aX2M)

504 489
Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)


So much for American men circa 1910-1970.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

505 Don't be bitter, Mike. There's nothing you can do about the weather.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (Evws/)

506 never too much snow or cold.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (MTjB1)

507 I'm not usually the most up to date with technology but even I can deal with the GIFs. Love the cat ones, BTW. Got rid of the string and dixie cups a couple of years ago.

I do remember when 300 baud and an acoustic coupler was hot stuff and there was one nasty printer that did 100 baud. God! There was time for a short beer waiting for each page to finish. It would have been quicker to use clay tablets.

Posted by: JTB at November 15, 2018 11:56 PM (758Rh)

508 I used to have a Steve Canyon lunch box.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

509 I do like stubble, but you need to be smooth shaven under certain circumstances IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:56 PM (90KoH)

510 Geez. I thought you meant 'shaven balls' when discussing 'clean shaven' and a poll/study about attractiveness!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (Evws/)

511 Miley,



It's just cheese. All cheese is medium cheddar

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (PkVlr)

Thank you for breaking the code.
Now I have another question. I was looking at a recipe for Cajun fried chicken. You mix the dry spices and a few drops of hot sauce and spread them over the cut-up chicken pieces. They can sit in the fridge for a day, to penetrate the meat. Then this recipe says to place those pieces into a fresh bowl and pour a cup of buttermilk over them. Then take them out of the buttermilk, place in a new bowl and toss with flour.
My question is this - what's the point of essentially rinsing them in buttermilk?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (NMAzL)

512 AOP, true, they were very well-drawn.

A lot of people don't know, Schulz and Stan Lee were contemporaries and, I believe, friends (at least professionally).

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (miE9U)

513 i shave when i feel like it. give a shit what the fuck is the style this morning. fuckin g.q. homos.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (KP5rU)

514 never too much snow or cold.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (MTjB1)

This.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:58 PM (QWpu1)

515

A great sourdough boule is mighty good with butter!



But I would not complain about a biscuit hot out of the oven!


Funny you should mention sourdough bread. B'Gal mentioned that she'd never eaten it before, so I got a small loaf from the Publix bakery. She didn't care for it much, but I thought it was pretty good. First time I'd had their sourdough bread.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:58 PM (HaL55)

516 485 Miley,

It's just cheese. All cheese is medium cheddar
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (PkVlr)


All cheese is Tillamook Medium Cheddar.

Posted by: Splunge at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (Vb4BV)

517 Also, if you've read about Charles Schulz as I have, and seen some of his personal sketches, particularly the ones he did in the 1940s...

Schulz could draw *very* realistically, and in the style of the classic action comics. He also praised those artists' abilities, when he taught art classes off and on throughout the 1970s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (miE9U)

518 nobody in the "press" was interested in melania before, so, fuck them now. hillary fired and destroyed more peoples' careers the first day than melania ever will. white house travel staff?
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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My favorite Clinton WH figure is Craig Livingston. No one knows who hired him, it seems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (CDGwz)

519 Heh, Lou Grant on Gunsmoke.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (SzQWn)

520 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (NMAzL)

Damn coonasses got it backwards. Must be some fucked up ancient Frog bullshit.

You soak it in the buttermilk overnight, or at least for a few hours.

Season the flour with the spices.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (90KoH)

521 never too much snow or cold.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (MTjB1)

-----------

Ehhh, I grew up in Chicago. Had enough. Enjoy it it in your place though.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (ffYR/)

522 Miley,

The buttermilk sticks to the seasoned flour, then the new flour sticks to the buttermilk.

Make sure your oil is the right temp. I


Mmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (PkVlr)

523 Is the sky still blue, I haven't seen it in over a week?

Posted by: Smoked Surfperch, Inhaling an Unhealthy Amount of the Oaken Goodness at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (gh7cp)

524 My question is this -- what's the point of essentially rinsing them in buttermilk?
It removes the tannin.
.
.
Actually, I don't know but that sounds good, right?

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (Evws/)

525 514; snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

526 520: tammy has it right.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:01 AM (KP5rU)

527 Heh, Lou Grant on Gunsmoke.
I saw the old Commie in a Hallmark (style or original?) movie just yesterday. And, yes, he's still alive.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2018 12:01 AM (Evws/)

528 Love the GIFs. Made me laugh. Not a lot to laugh about here with the fires. Makes me miss tornadoes. At least those come and go.

Posted by: LadyTheo at November 16, 2018 12:01 AM (X+6iw)

529


Miley, so the flour will stick to it. That also might tone down the hot sauce a bit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (HaL55)

530 Well, this is an odd ONT...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (d6Ksn)

531 have been trying to get Mrs. YankeeFifth to let me try my sleeping bags out on the deck but we have not had cold enough weather to get into an argument over it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (MTjB1)

532
snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


Yep, no riff raff in Chicago.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (aKsyK)

533 Buttermilk also gives it a little tang.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2018 12:03 AM (DEzr3)

534 Splunge,

Truer words have never been spoken

All hail Tillamook

You ever been to the factory?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:03 AM (PkVlr)

535 Low carb eating is especially challenging in the Bay Area. We have sourdough. Even the legendary Acme bakery offers a "Sweet Batard" and a "Sour Batard." Their New York Rye is just stunning. Then there's the Cranberry Walnut.

Argh, off to eat another sausage. At least I got a fresh shipment of the Cajun article from Louisiana today.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (Vb4BV)

536 snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

I hoping this is the case for my home state of Montana.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (QWpu1)

537 530: donna! damn straight. i'm about ready to check out for the night.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

538 534 Splunge,
Truer words have never been spoken
All hail Tillamook
You ever been to the factory?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:03 AM (PkVlr)


No, I didn't even know you could do that. Is it fun? Do you get lots of samples?

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (Vb4BV)

539 525
514; snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they
move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around
here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (KP5rU)
Unfortunately, the riff raff in Madison sticks around.

I read the powers that be dumped a bunch of Syrian "refugees" in Idaho - way to punish the deplorables. Can't imagine they'll be happy with the climate there.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (d6Ksn)

540 Heard from an FB friend, Cher is 'melting down' because of Trump's upcoming visit.

I responded, it isn't hard to make Cher melt down these days, as she's now mostly plastic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (miE9U)

541 532: we aint as phisticated as chicago. pretty small demographic here to peddle guns and drugs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (KP5rU)

542 And Miley, if you like a crispy crust that sticks to the chicken really well and forms a bond with the skin, then after you finish the breading process, leave it sitting on a wire rack for about 20-30 minutes before you fry it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (DEzr3)

543 Splunge,

YES!!!!!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (PkVlr)

544 Point of order on legal distinction: all pyromaniacs are arsonists, but not vice versa. Arson for profit or terrorism is usually treated more harshly than pyromania.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (5aX2M)

If an arsonist starts a fire that causes a death, or more than one, that arsonist is guilty of murder, and regardless of motive, should be put to death by being soaked in gasoline, set alight, and then fed blazing through a wood chipper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (fDU8w)

545 Upcoming visit to California, that is.

Also it's no wonder Cher is emotionally fragile anyway. She just celebrated her 93rd birthday... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:06 AM (miE9U)

546


I do chicken into flour (nekkid), then into egg/buttermilk dredge, back in the flour then into the frying pan.
Usually with just some salt, black and white pepper in the flour to taste.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (HaL55)

547 snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move
on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM


Nah... Then they just hunker down and call in reinforcements!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (CLcKT)

548 set alight, and then fed blazing through a wood chipper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (fDU8w)

Look, Mama! He's so sparkly!

Posted by: Miklos, with a look of innocent joy at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (zCyNd)

549
I read the powers that be dumped a bunch of Syrian "refugees" in Idaho - way to punish the deplorables. Can't imagine they'll be happy with the climate there.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V


Somalis seem to have settled into Maine and Minnesota.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

550 Buttermilk will tenderize the chicken.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (90KoH)

551 Looks like "The Connors" is going down in flames.

Not only has ABC only ordered ONE more episode for this season, but the cast is taking pay cuts.

"Only $89,000 an episode?!? I'll starve to death!!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (miE9U)

552
e.g., i.e., fuck you


-- Ray "Bones" Barboni

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (pNxlR)

553 Somalis seem to have settled into Maine and Minnesota.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (aKsyK)
I knew about Minnesota (damn Scandi Vikings fans!), but not Maine.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (d6Ksn)

554 Low carb eating is especially challenging in the Bay Area. We have sourdough. Even the legendary Acme bakery offers a "Sweet Batard" and a "Sour Batard." Their New York Rye is just stunning. Then there's the Cranberry Walnut.

Argh, off to eat another sausage. At least I got a fresh shipment of the Cajun article from Louisiana today.
Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (Vb4BV)

Got that right Splunge. If I'm not buyin' it, I'm bakin' it (but not sourdough, yet). Average Wife is half Italian, so we also get a plethora of pasta. Fortunately I appear to be genetically blessed to handle a high-carb diet, but I do balance it out with plenty of protein and fats.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (LMcFk)

555 Buttermilk also gives it a little tang.


Tang?

So that's how you make Orange Chicken!

Posted by: Miklos, third shift sous-chef at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (zCyNd)

556 You're right, Donna. It is kinda weird to be discussing the weather on the ONT.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (Evws/)

557
I knew about Minnesota (damn Scandi Vikings fans!), but not Maine.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V


And I forgot to mention Columbus, OH as well.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:10 AM (aKsyK)

558 You can also whip an egg into the buttermilk.

Also, add some celery seed to the spices in the flour.

Then one time you could brine your chicken in some pickle juice for a few hours. Garlic stuffed pickle juice is even better.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (90KoH)

559 California utilities to do fire hazard mitigation?



they did on the ranch i grew up on. pge would sub out the small
stuff and their own crews would do the large stuff on the back of the
property.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (9ORmh)

They did until the ecofascists and environazis screamed about the spotted owls and various other bugs, etc. Protect the wildlife!!!!!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (u5LFV)

560 Tang?

So that's how you make Orange Chicken!
Posted by: Miklos, third shift sous-chef at N




she meant whang

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (MTjB1)

561 If an arsonist starts a fire that causes a death, or more than one, that
arsonist is guilty of murder, and regardless of motive, should be put
to death by being soaked in gasoline, set alight, and then fed blazing
through a wood chipper.



Sounds good, I like spicy food!

Posted by: Woody Woodchipper at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (0bu2O)

562 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (fDU8w)

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Troof.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (5aX2M)

563 You whip an egg in the buttermilk and drink it all up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:12 AM (aKsyK)

564 Most of the gifsd idn't work for me but the obes which did were good. The kitten with the toy soldiers is adorable, though, and I would like to have seen the surfing bird. Thanks, Weirddave

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (AllCR)

565
They did until the ecofascists and environazis screamed about the spotted owls and various other bugs, etc. Protect the wildlife!!!!


Sure, then fry them to a crisp ... if you haven't pureed them in your windmills first.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (pNxlR)

566 A statement from the Reaper...
I understand it appears as if I have been willfully negligent in my duties as of late, especially when it portends to aging politicians, John McCain being the exception. Allow me to ease your concerns. I have on the winter docket a strong harvest itinerary that is sure to be a crowd pleaser and a thinning of the herd not seen in years. I have coupled together illness, disease, accidents, and vengeance as my frontal assault leaves few standing in a shock and awe wave that rocks the very core of the elitist structure of government. Trust me...and you know you can. Have I ever NOT let you down?

Posted by: The Grim Reaper... at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (yhf6w)

567 559 They did until the ecofascists and environazis screamed about the spotted owls and various other bugs, etc. Protect the wildlife!!!!!
Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (u5LFV)


Yup, I remember reading about this decades ago, that the green types had prevailed in their argument that the forest should be left alone to go through its normal cycle of accumulating dry ground brush and then burning every so often.

It has worked out about as well as the other ideas of the Left.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (Vb4BV)

568 The Bay Area truly does have the best gawt damned sourdough in the world. Bar none.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (90KoH)

569

OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo, although I could go for a midnight snack first. Y'all are just a terrible influence on me.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (HaL55)

570 i live in a village of 2000. not a lot of opportunity for the shit you are all talking about. not a whole bunch of money to be made plying grievances here. nobody gives a fuck about your "grievances."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (KP5rU)

571 Also, I am one of ten people on the East Coast who did not see "Frozen" (Cuts down on your Disney films when you don't have kids the correct age to see them) so I don't know what she's really supposed to be singing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (AllCR)

572

Crisco, maybe a little pepper to make things frisky and go to it!

Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (mlRfA)

573 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:12 AM (aKsyK)

No, damn it, that's for beer, not buttermilk.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (90KoH)

574 chavez, you are in Nevada, correct?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:16 AM (miE9U)

575 not a whole bunch of money to be made plying grievances here. nobody gives a fuck about your "grievances."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (KP5rU)

"Two lawyers can make a living in a town where one can't"

-Mark Twain

Posted by: Miklos, re-confliction expert at November 16, 2018 12:16 AM (zCyNd)

576 574: nope. bumfuck, wisconsin. voted 94% republican in the last election. our son lives in vegas. i'm a backwards, mouth breathing, redneck. i'm good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:18 AM (KP5rU)

577 chavez, also sounds nice (but cold). :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (miE9U)

578 BALTIMORE (AP) - A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent panicked people running for the exits.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (fDU8w)

579 575: lawyers have all left town. couldn't make a fucking living here. damn shame.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (KP5rU)

580 577; it's cold. but, i pick my battles.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:20 AM (KP5rU)

581 Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?

*from Insty*

NEW: The man has been identified by Baltimore police as Anthony M. Derlunas, 59. AND GET THIS: He told police he was yelling "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" because of his *hatred* for Trump. Said the last scene of the first act reminded him. (Also said he'd been drinking heavily.)

Posted by: Miklos, wager declined at November 16, 2018 12:21 AM (zCyNd)

582 Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (fDU8w)


I'd be willing to out don money -if I had any-that he's not a Trump supporter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:22 AM (AllCR)

583 508 ... "I used to have a Steve Canyon lunch box."

Bertram, I had a Roy Rogers lunch box. Roy and Dale were on the lid and Nellie Belle the jeep was on the other side.

But Steve Canyon was a really cool comic strip along with The Phantom. My favorite was Prince Valiant: Viking ships, King Arthur, swords and axes, and Aleta was a hottie. Also, Prince Valiant had by far the best art work, especially the Sunday paper ones in color. That was some serious, detailed illustration.

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2018 12:23 AM (758Rh)

584 All imported by Trump!!1!



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (LsBY9)

Yup! Way back in the 1870's!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2018 12:23 AM (u5LFV)

585 First?

Posted by: Roger Ramjet at November 16, 2018 12:23 AM (NtIho)

586 582-I see that he wasn't a Trump supporter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (AllCR)

587 adios morons. be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (KP5rU)

588 Thank you all for the fried chicken tips. I can see that people have preferred methods. I enjoyed some Bojangles last week, and it was juicy and the flavor went right into the meat. I liked the idea of the dry rub, right on the skin, for 24 hours. But I'd expected that the spices would be in the buttermilk and it would marinate in that. I'm guessing that marinating too long in buttermilk would give the chicken a squishy texture.

The recipe I found had no egg at all.
I'm wondering if I could do the dry rub AND add spices to the flour, both. I like it hot.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

589 Somalis seem to have settled into Maine and Minnesota.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

Alberta has a bunch of the useless fuckers, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:26 AM (fDU8w)

590 Pssst - publius is in the other room, trying to get the TV box to work. I just wanted to tell you guys that he's adorable. Mum's the word.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:26 AM (NMAzL)

591 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

Of course you can. More spice is always best!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (90KoH)

592 sent panicked people running for the exits.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (fDU8w)

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This is why I'm afraid of crowds... I'm not afraid of some (probably fake) Nazi possible terrorist. I can probably handle him. If not, then oh well... it's been a good run anyway.

But a stampeding crowd? That's real danger. Just climb up on a seat, I guess. It's all you can do.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (5aX2M)

593 Also, I am one of ten people on the East Coast who
did not see "Frozen" (Cuts down on your Disney films when you don't have
kids the correct age to see them) so I don't know what she's really
supposed to be singing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (AllCR)

I, too, am one of those ten people!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (NMAzL)

594 You're right, Donna. It is kinda weird to be discussing the weather on the ONT.
Posted by: andycanuck
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Yeah, well, pretty windy and cold here. The power just did a reset.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:29 AM (CDGwz)

595 The spice would sit on top of the buttermilk if you did it that way, dry rub is probably fine, but I would think it'd make it tougher. I suppose it depends on the spices?

I'd say the hot sauce would give it the best flavor as far as penetrating the meat.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:30 AM (90KoH)

596 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (NMAzL)


We can form a club. I don't even know the basic story except that it's about sisters and I guess they live someplace cold.. Can't even recall the last Disney film which I saw.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:32 AM (AllCR)

597 Read at FB that Jim "Can't Shut Up" Acosta is now whining like a miserable bitch at Twitter about how destroyed his career will now be, thanks to Trump having his sorry fudge-covered ass thrown out of the WH briefing room.

Here's really, really hoping that in 5 years he's homeless and living under a bridge, preferably one where he gets raped often by a murderous 400-pound tranny named "Tiny."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:32 AM (miE9U)

598 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:26 AM (NMAzL)

I always suspicioned he was adorable.

I'm guessing you are a perfect match!

God bless you both real good.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:32 AM (90KoH)

599
But a stampeding crowd? That's real danger. Just climb up on a seat, I guess. It's all you can do.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Probably better to avoid the hajj at Mecca.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:33 AM (CDGwz)

600 I haven't seen Frozen either.

I admit I'm lonely and bitter enough to often feel like everything Disney is a giant club that I'm not allowed into.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (miE9U)

601 188 Wild fires would be a very effective form of terrorism.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (DEzr3)

The Japanese thought so in WWII. They sent fire balloons on the jet stream hoping to start wildfires in the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia/Yukon/Alaska and points east and south. .

Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (MwFQu)

602 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (miE9U)

Why?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (90KoH)

603
Her Grace has given meaning to my life. She is the purpose of me.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (NMAzL)

604 I'm gonna love him up real good, Tammy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (NMAzL)

605 Fenelon -Prayers needed for a second cousin, being ordained Sunday...as a Presbyterian.

I suppose it was inevitable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (CDGwz)

606 She's singing "Let it go" as she eschews her old life for that of an ice witch. "Fuck it all" works both with the meter of the song and thematically with the subject.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH)

607 Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (NMAzL)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (90KoH)

608 I have a 4: year old granddaughter..... my vision of hell is being forced to watch " Frozen" for all eternity......

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (ffWPP)

609 The Japanese thought so in WWII. They sent fire balloons on the jet stream hoping to start wildfires in the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia/Yukon/Alaska and points east and south. .
Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (MwFQu)

I think they actually managed to start a few fires, but they never amounted to much.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (fDU8w)

610 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (CDGwz)

Is your friend of the PCUSA or the more conservative branch=not that it matters to their sense of excitement.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (AllCR)

611 Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (NMAzL)

As God intended.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (90KoH)

612 Tammy, good question :-)

I admit it goes way back. I got bullied and my parents' way of dealing with it, rather than teaching me to fight back, was to teach me to be avoidant.

So when I graduated HS and all the other kids got to go to Grad Night at Disneyland... my parents told me no, you can't go. (Didn't help that my crush in my senior year, who hated my guts, loved Disneyland and was going.)

Interestingly, since then, for whatever reason, whenever anyone in my family goes to DL, I don't get invited. Don't ask me why, my name just never comes up. It's weird but it happens. Even today, my 13-year-old niece would much rather go to Knott's than Disneyland. (Although I admit she's told me she'll go with me to either one, someday.)

Anyway, I admit a lot of it is leftover bitterness about high school and being unpopular with women. I know it's not rational.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (miE9U)

613 609 The Japanese thought so in WWII. They sent fire balloons on the jet stream hoping to start wildfires in the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia/Yukon/Alaska and points east and south. .
Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (MwFQu)

I think they actually managed to start a few fires, but they never amounted to much.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (fDU8w)

Godzirra!!!

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:40 AM (ffWPP)

614 Posted by: Weirddave at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH)

I'm sure that it worked wonderfully for people who had seen "Frozen"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:40 AM (AllCR)

615 See there what two Dixie cups and a string will getcha?

Good lord, I have no idea how that happened.

I'm sure user error had nothing to do with it,

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:41 AM (90KoH)

616 Weirddave-

Could you maybe do a bivalve ONT?

It is oyster season.

Posted by: Miklos, one mother of a shucker at November 16, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

617 I'm sure that it worked wonderfully for people who had seen "Frozen"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:40 AM (AllCR)

Did "Frozen" manage to properly explain how the Ice Age was a product of man-caused Global Warming?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:43 AM (fDU8w)

618 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (miE9U)

No it's not rational, but the things that hurt the most seldom are.

Why don't you just carry your bad self to Disneyland, then??

I used to go by myself all the time. It's awesome.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:43 AM (90KoH)

619 Fuckin A. Y'all know that show Two and A Half Men?

I saw ads for this show for maybe fifteen years? It was on forever, I know that... I think it got canceled a couple years ago.

I just watched an episode for the first time. It was the entertainment equivalent of eating a light bulb full of muriatic acid and pigshit.

If this was that successful, something is very wrong.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:43 AM (5aX2M)

620 I think they actually managed to start a few fires, but they never amounted to much.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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I've always wondered why those mass candle-balloon events don't result in fires.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (xSo9G)

621 It is oyster season.
Posted by: Miklos, one mother of a shucker at November 16, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

I thought you weren't supposed to eat oysters in months that have an "r" in them?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (fDU8w)

622 Tammy, no I could do that. I've considered it even.
As I said, it helps that my niece will go with me. I probably will eventually go with her, one of these days. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:46 AM (miE9U)

623 I thought you weren't supposed to eat oysters in months that have an "r" in them?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (fDU8w)

Not mountain oysters, silly.

Posted by: Miklos, mere minutes from the Big Water at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (zCyNd)

624 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (CDGwz)

Meant your second cousin.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (AllCR)

625 I've always wondered why those mass candle-balloon events don't result in fires.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (xSo9G)

I guess because the balloon remains aloft until the candle goes out? And the descent time of the balloons is long enough for the smouldering ember of the wick to extinguish, too?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (fDU8w)

626
Is your friend of the PCUSA or the more conservative branch=not that it matters to their sense of excitement.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Second cousin.
PCUSA

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

627 Yud, and now you understand why I have so little regard for Chuck Lorre, who became a billionaire selling that pigshit. I'm turned off from watching pretty much any of his shows forever because of it. When "Mom" turned out to actually have some shows with halfway decent plots, character and situations, and even some VALUES thrown in, I was shocked.

And then Lorre lectures about Trump on his stupid production card at the end. Just STFU, sleaze merchant.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (miE9U)

628 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:46 AM (miE9U)

Teenagers prefer Knotts and Magic Mountain. They want coasters!

If I were still in your neck of the woods, I'd go with you. Maybe we can go next time I visit!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (90KoH)

629 Not mountain oysters, silly.
Posted by: Miklos, mere minutes from the Big Water at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (zCyNd)

Pro tip: avoid the Rocky Mountain clams.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:49 AM (fDU8w)

630 Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (ffWPP)

I have heard from some people with grandchildren that their grandkids want to watch that movie all the time. I'm trying t figure out which Disney movie being seen all the time would be my version of hell but I can't recall any Disney films right now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (AllCR)

631 Tammy, sounds great. I'm in! :-) You have my email address right?

And, I can understand preferring Knott's. It's not nearly as huge (or expensive) as Disneyland, it's closer to me, parking is less of a hassle, and you can do enjoy most of what it offers in just one day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (miE9U)

632 I guess because the balloon remains aloft until the candle goes out? And the descent time of the balloons is long enough for the smouldering ember of the wick to extinguish, too?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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I suppose.

At any rate, now I need to try and find the details on the Jap 'terror' balloons.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (xSo9G)

633

Steve, you just need to brush up on your inorganic chemistry.

Then manufacture a metric shit-ton of explosives, set your charges, and blow every one of them motherlovers straight to Hell.

Ugghhhh, some people might find it a wee bit extreme. As an alternative I suppose you can just go with your niece sometime...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (UFLLM)

634 Second cousin.
PCUSA
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

Could be worse. Could be CPUSA.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:51 AM (fDU8w)

635 Just woke up from a nap and discovered ont squared. So math. I will go back to sleep. I hate math beyond add, subtract, multiple, divide. See you on the sunny side.

Posted by: colfax mingo at November 16, 2018 12:51 AM (tCvhJ)

636 Second cousin.
PCUSA

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

Worse than Whiskypalian?

Posted by: Miklos, agnostic on this topic at November 16, 2018 12:51 AM (zCyNd)

637 Here's Acosta's execrable tweet that I saw on FB:

"The revocation of my White House press credential not only destroys my ability to perform my current job; it will follow me for the rest of my career. My reputation and my future career prospects have all been significantly harmed"

Excuse me while I roll on the floor laughing at this idiot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:53 AM (miE9U)

638 In Vino, no it sounds great. Now all I need is the address of that girl who rejected me back in 1983... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:53 AM (miE9U)

639 Second cousin.
PCUSA

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

Worse than Whiskypalian?
Posted by: Miklos
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You got me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:54 AM (xSo9G)

640 Miklos: what's Sarah Palin got to do with any of this? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:54 AM (miE9U)

641 608
I have a 4: year old granddaughter..... my vision of hell is being forced to watch " Frozen" for all eternity......

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (ffWPP)
I feel the same way about "Madagascar." The first time I saw it with my little niece and nephew, I thought it was cute. Not after they wanted to watch it for the 100th time.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:54 AM (d6Ksn)

642 Now all I need is the address of that girl who rejected me back in 1983... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:53 AM (miE9U)

So you want Big Mike Avenatti to pay a little visit, eh?

Posted by: Miklos, just guessing at November 16, 2018 12:55 AM (zCyNd)

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 16, 2018 12: