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Don't Mess With Texas: State Preparing to Levy Fines and Even Imprison Officials Who Won't Enforce State Law Against Sanctuary Cities

God bless Texas, the Based State.

(I just found out recently that "Based" means "not caring about what others say and being proud to be defiant," or something like that. Though if I'm wrong about Teenage Internet Slang, let me know.)

Jazz Shaw digests an AP article:

. Out in the Lone Star State, Republicans are moving forward with a bill which would essentially ban sanctuary cities and impose some stiff penalties for those not in compliance. This is in keeping with statements that Governor Abbott has made in the past, so if it makes it to his desk it will likely go through. Part of it is the usual route of cutting off state funding and grants, but this one takes the additional step of holding leaders, including police chiefs and sheriffs, accountable. And that could mean fines or even jail time.

I just got an erection so full it began sprouting smaller, spikey erections. My dick now looks like a morningstar in that Frank Frazetta painting -- you know the one. And by "one," I mean all of them.

Sorry I Lied: I thought I remembered a Frazetta painting on one of those Ace fantasy books with Conan, or a Conan ripoff, smashing someone's head with a morningstar, but I can't find it, nor can I find any Frazetta paintings where the hero uses a morningstar. In some, you can see, amidst the Gigantic Pile of Slain Enemies, a morningstar sticking up from the human ruin, but I don't see any exemplars of morningstars as the hero's weapon.

A survey of Frazetta's oevure indicates that he chiefly worked in the medium of battle axes, with some sparing use of sword strokes, and occassionally just straight-up strangulation.


Posted by: Ace at 02:19 PM




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1 1st

Posted by: browndog at April 27, 2017 02:20 PM (bGMOs)

2 amazing . law means something somewhere.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:20 PM (0Ryp5)

3 Hot damn...the ol' dog's still got it going on.

Posted by: browndog at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (bGMOs)

4 Not first, but close, so I should get a participation trophy.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (KUaJL)

5 the only laws that had seemed to remain clearly Law to city state federal officials, seemed to be IRS law.

but hey.good for texas.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (0Ryp5)

6 A Multi colored ribbon for being in the top ten is in order I think.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (d76uN)

7 I want to see those "sanctuary city" officials frog marched.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (rUIbB)

8 Rule of law for the win.

Posted by: Max Power at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (q177U)

9 Texas: The Based Cock Star State

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (RD7QR)

10 So can the missus and I move from the soggy Pacific Northwest and get a nice house in Galveston that doesn't cost seventeen bazillion dollars?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (VZQ4H)

11 Fuck 'em up!

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (8b+oT)

12 let's take this nationwide

Posted by: concrete girl at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (PWNxU)

13 Out: Woke

In: Based

Posted by: Max Power at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (q177U)

14 9th Circus injunction in 5, 4, 3 ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (GgzGa)

15 It should be treated no differently than if city officials were concealing a child prostitution ring.

At a certain point, they are part of the criminal operation.

Posted by: Maritime at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (uvyU0)

16 Countdown to federal judge banning this...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (39g3+)

17 Boner Status? Based.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (8b+oT)

18 Now wait just a damn minute!

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (vg8iE)

19

I do believe that Chicago somehow falls under Texas jurisdiction and Rahm should be the first in jail

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (493sH)

20 We should also pass a law to heavily fine and ultimately jail employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens, since we're on a roll and all.

Posted by: huerfano at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (TO4Og)

21 THis law is unconstipational!!! I degree it gone!!

Posted by: 9th circus court of schmucks at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (d76uN)

22 FYI, the Portland Rose parade that was cancelled is not their big parade. It's a smaller, local parade that kicks off the week of festivities. I had to double check because the articles read like they are canceling the whole thing. As far as I can tell, it's just one parade.

Posted by: notsothoreau at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (5HBd1)

23 9th Circus Clown Judge Interference in 3-2-1...

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (C52a9)

24 but this one takes the additional step of holding leaders, including police chiefs and sheriffs, accountable. And that could mean fines or even jail time.



Only worth it if they make it a felony. Misdemeanor don't mean shit. Felony. Because then they couldn't work in law enforcement anymore.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (gJBE5)

25 So can the missus and I move from the soggy Pacific Northwest and get a nice house in Galveston that doesn't cost seventeen bazillion dollars?

From what I've seen on Fixer Upper the prices in the Waco area are really reasonable. But then, you're living in Waco so...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (39g3+)

26 Woke Uppity!

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (8b+oT)

27 "I just got an erection so full it began sprouting smaller, spikey erections. My dick now looks like a morningstar in that Frank Frazetta painting --"


Hey there, big boy. Are you into chubby, unfunny comics with big boobs? I'll sing for you.

Posted by: Rachel Bloom at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (OD2ni)

28 Good.

Either we have the rule of law or we don't. I would prefer that we do.


That being said, there is an interesting question re: devolution of governance to the most local level and what should be done on what level. However, that's an argument to be had whilst complying with current laws.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (mf5HN)

29 The DOJ needs to do this to some people in NYC and SF.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (mpXpK)

30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W41tB1nkQtI

The Eyes of Texas

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (KlI/a)

31 That definition would explain "Based Stickman" I suppose. I was wondering if that had a meaning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (d76uN)

32 I was listening to NPR. The former Mexican foreign minister said if we don't take illegal immigrants from Mexico then Mexicans in Mexico will harass and threaten the 1MM or so Americans living there -- and beating up American tourists. Strangely, NPR interviewer was OK with that.
Pendejo.

Posted by: Reverse Polish Notation at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (QBQkV)

33 Conservative states need to strike back like this.

Posted by: steevy at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (r/0kC)

34 I woke with a based boner!

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (8b+oT)

35 It should be treated no differently than if city officials were concealing a child prostitution ring.

At a certain point, they are part of the criminal operation.
Posted by: Maritime at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (uvyU0)


*shrug*

Posted by: Rotherham UK at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (8nWyX)

36 Municipalities receive their power from their respective states (though how that is divvyed up you need to look at the state constitution).

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (hLRSq)

37
Fellas,, I'm ready to get up and do my thang
I wanna' get into it, man, you know
Like a, like a sex machine, man,
Movin' doin' it, you know
Can I count it off?

Get up (get on up)
Get up (get on up)
Stay on the scene, (get on up) like a sex machine (get on up)

HEY!!

...........

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (HSmrB)

38 PA legislature is working on a similar bill, introduced by Rep. Martina White.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (kD8Fh)

39 It should be treated no differently than if city officials were concealing a child prostitution ring.



At a certain point, they are part of the criminal operation.

Posted by: Maritime at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (uvyU0)

LOL

Posted by: Rotherham government officials at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (rUIbB)

40 First tony romo gone
Now this....Texas is looking good

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (u65Ml)

41 I'm thinking Governor Abbott would be a good GOP nominee in 2024.

Nice to have a Texas Governor not Hispandering.

Posted by: Maritime at April 27, 2017 02:26 PM (uvyU0)

42 Wait, I'm having trouble digesting this.

Would this require public officials to follow the laws of the land?

What's the point of getting elected if you are just gonna be treated like an average citizen?

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at April 27, 2017 02:26 PM (GQn43)

43 Texicans gonna texas.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 27, 2017 02:26 PM (QM5S2)

44 Texas needs to de liberal Austin.

Posted by: simplemind at April 27, 2017 02:26 PM (xVRrG)

45 erection so full it began sprouting smaller, spikey erections

That's not how you get the best flowers.

...

Wait, this isn't the garden thread is it?

Posted by: Trimmed the forsythia yesterday at April 27, 2017 02:27 PM (FhXTo)

46 Ace,

I'm sorry but I have a glimmer of disbelief about your various erections ;^), but I think it's hilarious that men want to talk about their erections in such artistic detail.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 02:27 PM (fDdVG)

47

A big ole Texas Hold'em

Hold'em accountable
Hold'em in prison

I like it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 02:27 PM (fceHP)

48 Yeah, my state's pretty awesome. And bigger.


Posted by: JC at April 27, 2017 02:27 PM (3GSgE)

49 Officials can and should be held accountable if they frustrate ICE by releasing a known criminal, if the released criminal later commits a serious crime. It meets the requirements for a charge of obstruction of justice by being an accessory after the fact.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (SIY7D)

50 Would this require public officials to follow the laws of the land?

What's the point of getting elected if you are just gonna be treated like an average citizen?




We still shoot coyotes in this state.
And we like coyotes better than politicians.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (gJBE5)

51 Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (d76uN)

Based Monitor is a pretty good twitter feed.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (kD8Fh)

52 I was listening to NPR. The former Mexican foreign minister said if we don't take illegal immigrants from Mexico then Mexicans in Mexico will harass and threaten the 1MM or so Americans living there -- and beating up American tourists. Strangely, NPR interviewer was OK with that.
Pendejo.
Posted by: Reverse Polish Notation


_____

So nothing would change.

The Federales sit by ATM machines waiting for Americans to take out money and then go shake them down with some phony arrest.

Posted by: Maritime at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (uvyU0)

53 4 Not first, but close, so I should get a participation trophy.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (KUaJL)



You could just identify as first.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (SRKgf)

54 We do have a big pimple that is Austin unfortunately.

Posted by: JC at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (3GSgE)

55 Texas needs to de liberal Austin.
Posted by: simplemind


Nah. Need to keep them around as examples for future Texans of what not to become.

Kind of like a zoo.

Plus if you squeeze them they make funny noises.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (GgzGa)

56 Posted by: Reverse Polish Notation at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (QBQkV)

So Mexico wants to lose the remittances from its citizens illegally here *and* the remittances from Americans legally travelling/vacationing in Mexico?

Alrighty then.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (hLRSq)

57 The former Mexican foreign minister said if we don't take illegal immigrants from Mexico then Mexicans in Mexico will harass and threaten the 1MM or so Americans living there -- and beating up American tourists. Strangely, NPR interviewer was OK with that.
Pendejo.
Posted by: Reverse Polish Notation at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (QBQkV)

why? If they don't believe illegal immigrants can be illegal ,borders are nothing but a construct of a mean peoples wanting sovereignty Then those tourists are citizens of mexico because they appropriated mexico as its home

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (0Ryp5)

58 Way to process that anger Ace.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (PNcou)

59 PA is definitely tired of Philly, Pittsburg, and Harrisburg's shit.

That gun preemption bill's going through, whether Wolff likes it or not.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (qFpa2)

60 So "based" is the opposite of "woke"

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (7HtZB)

61 9th Circus injunction in 5, 4, 3 ...
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (GgzGa)



I had to go look, Texas is in the Fifth.

Not that such a piddly detail would matter to the Ninth but I had to go see because I'm lame.

Also, also! *yells at Horde clouds*

THE NINTH CIRCUIT NEEDING TO BE BROKEN UP BECAUSE IT IS TOO LARGE AND THE DOCKET TOO EXTENSIVE HAS BEEN ARGUED FOR A COUPLE OF DECADES NOW! TRUMP ISN'T DOING ANYTHING WRONG BY SAYING IT NEEDS BROKEN UP BECAUSE, GET THIS IT DOES, WHY WHY WHY MUST PEOPLE BE SO STUPID WHHHYYYYYYYY

*falls over*

Oh hey speaking of, I'm getting a few Samsung VR set because I pre-ordered the S8+ and Bander wanted to know if I would fall over or throw up first when using it. Ha. Like I won't do both simultaneously, he underestimates me so.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (mf5HN)

62 "I'm thinking Governor Abbott would be a good GOP nominee in 2024."

Run Abbott, run!

I denounce myself

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (SIY7D)

63 Chelsea Clinton has been awarded first commenter status for this thread.

Posted by: Pixy at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (PNcou)

64 Sorry I Lied: I thought I remembered a Frazetta painting on one of those Ace fantasy books with Conan, or a Conan ripoff, smashing someone's head with a morningstar, but I can't find it, nor can I find any Frazetta paintings where the hero uses a morningstar. In some, you can see, amidst the Gigantic Pile of Slain Enemies, a morningstar sticking up from the human ruin, but I don't see any morningstars as the hero's weapon.

A survey of Frazetta's oevure indicates that he chiefly worked in the medium of battle axes, with some sparing use of sword strokes, and occassionally just straight-up strangulation.


Posted by: Ace at 02:19 PM

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Speaking of Frazetta, I watched Fire and Ice a few days ago.

It wasn't good, but it looked nice. It was amazing how that woman ran around in a string bikini through jungles and battles and ice palaces without ever snapping a strand or anything.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (/prE6)

65 That definition would explain "Based Stickman" I suppose. I was wondering if that had a meaning.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (d76uN)


Still trying to figure that out. No joy.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (/U083)

66 The Federales sit by ATM machines waiting for Americans to take out money and then go shake them down with some phony arrest.
=======================
mexico is a failed state.

there is no law there.

Hey, now that I think about it . . .

Posted by: simplemind at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (xVRrG)

67 Have mercy. A haw, haw, haw, haw, haw. A haw, haw, haw.

Posted by: ZZ Top at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (bc2Lc)

68 A sea urchin erection.

Huh.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (tVWQB)

69 God bless Texas.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (0mRoj)

70 I think if the cubbies moved to Texas I could see myself relocating
Oh, and they would need more Chicago style pizza places

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (NDW9j)

71 I think I should make "texan" my gender identity and therefore own a gun and carry permit according to texas laws, rather than stupid maryland ones up here.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (KUaJL)

72 ...besides I haven't tried Franklin's BBQ yet. So hold off on the defenestration for a few.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (GgzGa)

73 Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (SIY7D)

IIRC the 1996 amnesty bill has a provision for prosecuting any city or state official whose refusal to hand over a criminal alien results in the injury or death of a U.S. citizen.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (kD8Fh)

74 So the "former foreign minister" thinks he can enforce a law that doesn't exist. He can eat his own BODs. And he can even slosh them down with hot sauce.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (mpXpK)

75 32 I was listening to NPR. The former Mexican foreign minister said if we don't take illegal immigrants from Mexico then Mexicans in Mexico will harass and threaten the 1MM or so Americans living there -- and beating up American tourists. Strangely, NPR interviewer was OK with that.
Pendejo.
Posted by: Reverse Polish Notation at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (QBQkV)


And then the Americans living/visiting there will leave that shithole of a country to the nitwits who make it a shithole.

And they'll take their money with them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:31 PM (SRKgf)

76 A sea urchin erection.

Huh.
Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 02:30 PM (tVWQB)


I see you've had Hokkaido street food.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 02:31 PM (8nWyX)

77 I would love to see PA ram it right up Kinney's bunghole, though. He's like a dumber DeBlasio.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 27, 2017 02:31 PM (qFpa2)

78 22 FYI, the Portland Rose parade that was cancelled is not their big parade. It's a smaller, local parade that kicks off the week of festivities. I had to double check because the articles read like they are canceling the whole thing. As far as I can tell, it's just one parade.

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They probably made it deliberately ambiguous to ratchet up the "CONCERN" factor to eleventy and get social media riled for clicks.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:31 PM (vg8iE)

79 Hey there, big boy. Are you into chubby, unfunny comics with big boobs? I'll sing for you.

----

Hey there, big boy. Are you into chubby, unfunny comics with big boobs? I'll sing for you.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 27, 2017 02:31 PM (PNcou)

Cultural Appropriation: For $425, Nordstrom's Will Sell You Distressed Jeans Splattered With Fake Washer-Safe Mud So You Can Play Dress-Up as Someone From the Outdoors-Working Class

From Mike Rowe, who gives the post a title that really can't be improved, Jeans Made to Look Like You Work Hard So You Don't Have To.

More and more of life seems to be nothing but artifice. The carefully-curated presentation of oneself on Instagram and FaceBook and Twitter, always eating a luxe restaurants and always taking selfies at exciting places.

Rock-climbed exactly once in your entire life? Perfect-- make that your avatar on Tinder.

Why not take that Life of Illusion into meatspace and just begin playing dress-up as something you are not?

Finally -- a pair of jeans that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job…made for people who don’t. And you can have your very own pair for just $425.00.

Here’s the official description, from their website.

"These heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty."

On the positive side, Nordstrom's isn't purging their shelves of work-related imagery, like the owners of Monopoly did when they replaced the wheelbarrow with a rubber ducky. They seem to value icons work. What they don't value -- obviously -- is authenticity.

...

Not real mud. Fake mud. Something to foster the illusion of work. The illusion of effort. Or perhaps, for those who actually buy them, the illusion of sanity.

The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans aren't pants. They're not even fashion. They're a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic -- not iconic.

Rowe's write up is pretty much spot on, but I have to find something to add or disagree with, so I'll pick this nit: While I agree with him 99.9%, I'd point out that fashion has always kind of been about costuming, signalling, and aspiration. That's not new.

A lot of the "athletic clothing" purchased in America is by people who are decidedly not athletic. When a very heavy boy buys really expensive sneakers, yeah, it's dress up in a way. But it's also him putting on the mask of what he wants to be.

As Mike Rowe says, the one good thing is that hard work isn't being denigrated here, but valorized: Something worth... well not doing, but something worth dressing up as if you do.

And if I'm being honest, mudded-up jeans do look pretty good. Pretty much because whenever I see them it's a movie I'm watching and the Muscular Leading Man just managed to save a rogue cow from stampeding off a canyon edge by wrestling it by its horns into the muddy earth. (See, it's raining like hell out and there are lightning flashes because of course there must be.)

However, there used to sort of be a rule that you can't just totally play dress-up. If you bought a BUM sweatshirt, you had to go to the gym at least once or twice. You can't just wear a leather back brace around like an Olympic weightlifter for fashion if you don't ever actually lift.

Do you even mud, bro?

The falling of this rule -- that you must attempt some semblance of what you pretend to be -- is probably now permitted by endless Brand Creation that everyday people do for themselves on the internet, plus the odd and new proposition that anyone is whatever they claim to be, whatever sex they claim, whatever race.

If you can believe this -- some people on the internet will claim sometimes be 28 years old, when they're actually rather older than that. (Going on 29 pretty soon, in my case.)

But we seem to be crossing a Rubicon of Reality here where you can now play dress-up with expensively faux-muddied clothing to look like a humble cowhand.

I suppose it would be easy enough to adapt Second Skin -- make it thicker, add a yellow tint -- to begin painting on Fake Callouses every morning to Steal the Look from a real cowboy.

Anyway, this is where we are, this is who we are now.

The watchword is decadence. Fashion I don't mind, and I recognize there's an element of play and fantasy in many higher-end fashions. I always want a pea coat, partly because of its association with merchant marines, but always feel like it would be dress-up and I can't get one. Same with army-style jackets.

Yeah, I like the look, but I don't want to separate myself that far from the real world.

This complete divorce from vital, primal physical reality, and this retreat in a child's playground of Let's Pretend, seems to me to very decadence of a very advanced type.

Now I'm going to take my messenger bag and go deliver some very important military orders to my commander at Starbucks. With your kind leave, Sir.


BTW: I'm aware there's bigger and newer news. Some of it makes me so angry I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse).

Posted by: Ace at 12:45 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:38 PM (PFy0L)

2 OK, whew. Now I'll get the others.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:39 PM (PFy0L)

3 As President Trump's top advisers prepare to hash out a final policy on the Paris climate agreement dumped onto their laps by President Obama, another option has hit the table: Declare the deal a treaty and send it to the Senate to be killed.

Under their vision, Mr. Trump could toss out Mr. Obama's decision that the Paris accord was an executive agreement, declare it a treaty and send it to the Senate, where it would need a two-thirds vote for ratification.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at April 27, 2017 12:39 PM (e8kgV)

4 Jeans? Those are assed chaps, my friend.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (lDoHc)

5 I'm waiting for them to market the Lewinsky Dress

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (FZYNt)

6 The Nordstrom's ad was all over Facebook on Tuesday. we had a huge laugh.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (gJBE5)

7
*pulls jeans out of goodwill bag


Hey... guys??? How does this Cragslist thing work again??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (8XRCm)

8 Why are ripped jeans more expensive than whole jeans? What is the deal?

Am I right? And don't get me started on airplane food!

Posted by: every hack comedian ever at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (u0s1P)

9 However, there used to sort of be a rule that you can't just totally play dress-up. If you bought a BUM sweatshirt, you had to go to the gym at least once or twice. You can't just wear a leather back brace around like an Olympic weightlifter for fashion if you don't ever actually lift.

At least I milked the cows when I played dress-up milkmaid.

Posted by: Marie Antoinette at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (X6fMO)

10
BTW: I'm aware there's bigger and newer news. Some of it makes me so angry I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse).

Posted by: Ace

Don't get mad get even or something...

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (O2RFr)

11 Those pants ain't worth $425 without the fake mud.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (jsWA8)

12 This is like the next step after wearing an "ironic trucker hat," eh?
Or maybe the urban lumberjack look?
Dang hipster!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (NOIQH)

13 Someone is really stupid. But it does remind me of an episode I had with my daughter. She put in for a pair of expensive designer jeans when she was in her early teens. Wifey got her a pair. As soon as she got home she went upstairs and cut holes all in them. I went ballistic.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (mpXpK)

14 You can always culturally appropriate from white folk.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (PNcou)

15 My Husband saw that and said too bad he threw an identical pair away last week...

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (O2RFr)

16 So wearing these makes one a "trans-laborer"???

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:43 PM (NOIQH)

17 I never understood why denims that were washed in acid to destroy 75 percent of their lifespan cost more that 501s.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 12:43 PM (7ZVPa)

18 Personally? I liked the bullet hole jeans from last decade.
I'd love to have made them while these snowflakes were wearing them, but that's just me.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:43 PM (gJBE5)

19 Are they being touted as the Williamson Range? Or "Whose the K in Kevin Jeans?"

Posted by: andycanuck at April 27, 2017 12:43 PM (nlbfN)

20 Back in the late 70's some magazine, i can't recall, had an article on how to be "Macho". One of the tips they gave was how to use makeup to fake bruises on your face - street fighting by Maybelline. Same old crap.

Posted by: KentAllard at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (TQw9b)

21 My favorite iate the online shit talkers with Internet muscles. Pictures of guns, marital arts and military quotes from people they've never read abound. Then when you find out who they really are you see a picture of mom giving him a hot pocket in the basement or a beer belly that looks like they swallowed Pluto.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (h5F/r)

22

The other thing pisses me off.

When did regular blue jeans get so expensive??

$50.00 for a pair of Lees. 75 for Levis.


19.99 for Wranaglers and 14.99 for Old Glory at Sam Waltons place.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (8XRCm)

23 What other rage inducing news is there?

The Jesse Waters thought crime bit I heard mentioned in a previous thread, but that's all I can see atm.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (72PAC)

24 Regardless of the message, who the hell wants to run around in "dirty" clothes?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (vg8iE)

25 >>>You can't just wear a leather back brace around like an Olympic weightlifter for fashion if you don't ever actually lift.

How many gyms have you been in? Lot of fashion accessories.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (jHFYS)

26 Back in the late 70's some magazine, i can't recall, had an article on how to be "Macho".

Lloyd Bridges es el macho.

Posted by: Bill Murray at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (u0s1P)

27



Made in Portugal.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (fceHP)

28 The other thing pisses me off.

When did regular blue jeans get so expensive??

$50.00 for a pair of Lees. 75 for Levis.
=======

When people decided they were "dress" clothes.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (vg8iE)

29 Fuck Nordstroms. My Carhartts are just fine.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (U6f54)

30 >>Now I'm going to take my messenger bag and go deliver some very
important military orders to my commander at Starbucks. With your kind
leave, Sir.


Threadwinner!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (NOIQH)

31 Now I'm going to take my messenger bag and go deliver some very important military orders to my commander at Starbucks. With your kind leave, Sir.

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

I hope you're wearing your crocs or it's all for naught.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (sBOL1)

32 My mom always told me that if you wait long enough, you'll be stylish.

Which is why I have no problem with this.

Because most of my jeans (well, I usually wear Carhartts and Dickies) are torn and mud / grease stained.

So now I'm fashionable. Maybe people will think I spent $425 on my dirty pants, not that I spent $15 at Kohl's, then, you know, worked in them.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (wmaTe)

33 Mrs VIA pointed this out a few days ago.


Oh, you're not a working man, you're just wearing a working man's uniform?




Oh, you're not an amoral tart, willing to bump uglies for a nickel a pop?
You'r just wearing an amoral tart's uniform?

About the only thing genuine in their entire universe is their hatred for Israel.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (J+eG2)

34 The Jesse Waters thought crime bit I heard mentioned in a previous thread, but that's all I can see atm.

The DOD investigating Flynn

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (O2RFr)

35 I have jeans that are stained with paint & who knows what else. I don't wear them unless I plan on getting messy.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:46 PM (7HtZB)

36 More on the pricey mudpants?

I don't know. If there's a market for pigshit covered flannel shirts, then I say go for it.

And really is it a reflection on culture as a whole or just the usual new money idiots "too many dollars and no damn cents" ?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 12:46 PM (C52a9)

37 The other thing pisses me off.

When did regular blue jeans get so expensive??

$50.00 for a pair of Lees. 75 for Levis.



$24.95 Wranglers at Tractor Supply. You know. Where folks who REALLY work shop.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:46 PM (gJBE5)

38 Some of it makes me so angry I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse).


Stay off PornHub. Little Ace didn't do anything wrong.

Posted by: Rule 34 at April 27, 2017 12:46 PM (Re/7S)

39 My sphincter is so loose and I've been on my knees so many times that my 'Mom Jeans' are in fashion!

Posted by: Preezy 44 at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (bc2Lc)

40 Geez. I guess ACU's with blood on them are worth a small fortune?

Posted by: Marcus T at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (h5F/r)

41 Some Stepford wife can wear those while she's eating those Nordstrom chocolate chip cookies.....

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (eytER)

42 Do they have any blue jeans stained brown in the seat of the pants? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Hillary at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (7ZVPa)

43 You know how you're old? When AARP sends you a pair of cheater spectacles and a membership card for your 29th birthday.

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (2Mnv1)

44 Rustler brand.
WalMart

$10.99


But they don't come with dirt on them.
You gotta add that yourself.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (J+eG2)

45 AAAAAAAAAGGGGGH!!! Lena Dunham is trying to shove her legs into me! *sob* Please help me!

Posted by: pair of bluejeans at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (vRcUp)

46 Back when punk rock was A Thing (mid-to-late 70's) there were a number of fashion stores in New York that sold pre-ripped and safety-pinned clothing. For quite a lot of money, if memory serves.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (MZcWR)

47 Yeah, anything but a uniform IS a sort of costume.
We're making a statement about who we are with everything we put on.

I prefer logo-less clothes for that very reason but I do have my 'business casual' clothes and my blue jeans and tee shirts. For a long time, I wore nothing but black. Made color coordinating easier. But I was told that was 'too intimidating' in a work environment, so I made an effort to buy and wear bright colored shirts.

My 'see? I'm harmless and certainly don't have lethal weapons in arms reach at all times' costume.

Hmm, wasn't there a trend back in the 70's where you could buy jeans that had been previously worn by real cowboys?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (6KsvZ)

48 I dunno, for $425 I was hoping they could throw in a free hernia for that real authentic day laborer look.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (oZ6kz)

49 Does Ashley Judd sell "Naaaaaaasty Woman" pre-stained jeans?

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (7HtZB)

50 $24.95 Wranglers at Tractor Supply. You know. Where folks who REALLY work shop.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:46 PM (gJBE5)

Wranglers make me feel like I'm in Idiocracy -- Ow! My balls!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (wmaTe)

51 Hey, I wear a pee coat too! But that's 'cause I regularly wet myself in rage.

Posted by: Sheena LaPoof at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (RKCC1)

52 You know how you're old? When AARP sends you a pair of cheater spectacles and a membership card for your 29th birthday.
Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (2Mnv1)
---------

Hey, how did you get so lucky? They keep sending me the cards, but I could use the specs.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (sBOL1)

53

Cultural Appropriation:

Rachel Dolezal is now known as Nkechi Amare Diallo, which means 'gift of god' in the west African Igbo language, after she filed legal papers in Washington.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (fceHP)

54 AAAAAAAAAGGGGGH!!! Lena Dunham is trying to shove her legs into me! *sob* Please help me!
Posted by: pair of bluejeans at April 27, 2017 12:47 PM (vRcUp)

--------

It gets worse. Brace yourself

Posted by: XXL leather thong at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (8XRCm)

55 We may think this stupid but Nordis got a shit pot of publicity.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (cOHS7)

56 Some of it makes me so angry I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse).


Stay off PornHub. Little Ace didn't do anything wrong.
Posted by: Rule 34 at April 27, 2017 12:46 PM (Re/7S)

LOL

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (6KsvZ)

57 49 Does Ashley Judd sell "Naaaaaaasty Woman" pre-stained jeans?
==============

I'm waiting til the bedsheet line comes out.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 12:48 PM (vg8iE)

58 hey we pretend to be real conservatives and even call other people far more conservative, not conservative.

Posted by: GOPe at April 27, 2017 12:49 PM (cOHS7)

59 I still laugh at my father's observation from the seventies - thousands of people wearing nearly identical jeans and tie-dyed shirts who shouted that they would not subscribe to the uniform of the middle class.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 12:49 PM (7ZVPa)

60 No dip ring worn into the back pocket? They're not even trying.

Posted by: Dead Giveaway at April 27, 2017 12:50 PM (wx6iv)

61 I wonder if the secondary market for my clothes is going to be affected by this...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 27, 2017 12:50 PM (wmaTe)

62 I wore out my old pea jacket, so I picked up a new one for $40, tag price $180. Gotta shop smart, wait for sales & after season clearance.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:50 PM (7HtZB)

63 I'm waiting til the bedsheet line comes out.


Toga! Toga! Toga!

Posted by: Bluto Ackbar at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (Re/7S)

64 The Jesse Waters thought crime bit I heard mentioned in a previous thread, but that's all I can see atm.
===

I watched the show when he said it. I wasn't sure what he meant but I didn't take it to mean that he was talking about blowjobs.

I bet it was 'How Do You Solve a Problem Like' Perino.

She's a thinly veiled SJW nut-bomb waiting for her moment to detonate.

Also. I think that I am almost completely done with FOX. I thoroughly enjoyed Watter's World for it's lampooning of libtards.

That's the reason for this. Jesse should move to OANN or wherever O'Reilly ends up. Or maybe something like "Louder with Crowder" on CRTV and Youtube.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (C52a9)

65 Here comes Wrangler
He's one tough customer
And he knows what he likes
When he sees herrrrrrrrr
WRANGLER!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (jHFYS)

66

This is straight-up Cultural Appropriation of the werkiin man.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (gssPL)

67 I still laugh at my father's observation from the seventies - thousands of people wearing nearly identical jeans and tie-dyed shirts who shouted that they would not subscribe to the uniform of the middle class.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 12:49 PM (7ZVPa)

----

Had the same conversation with my sons.

You look like everybody else in your class. Want to *really* be a rebel..... be different from them.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (8XRCm)

68 the kings new wardrobe

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (0O7c5)

69 I have a line of fashion-stained dresses for women who don't like to give head.

Posted by: Monica Lewinsky at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (fAZRN)

70 Wasn't there a wallet sold a few years ago that had what was supposed to resemble a condom ring imprinted into the leather or am I imagining things?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (vg8iE)

71 [David Spade as Joe Dirt]
"Scrubbin' Bubbles--they work hard so you don't have toooooo!"

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (ZQpd0)

72 "No dip ring worn into the back pocket? They're not even trying."

The look of every Sailor from Texas to Oklahoma, while in civilian clothes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (J+eG2)

73 Duluth makes some really hard-wearing jeans, if you're looking for value.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (qFpa2)

74 Politicians love wearing their working man costumes when they're politicking with the working class people.

Like Kerry in his Carhart jacket.

Posted by: davidt at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (XoldI)

75 If you can believe this -- some people on the internet will claim
sometimes be 28 years old, when they're actually rather older than that.
(Going on 29 pretty soon, in my case.)


The nerve of some people!

Posted by: 11 year old girl on the internet who wonders if you like gladiator movies at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (rUIbB)

76 Anyone have to wear "Tuffskins" as a kid?

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (7HtZB)

77 12 This is like the next step after wearing an "ironic trucker hat," eh?
Or maybe the urban lumberjack look?
Dang hipster!!!
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (NOIQH)



If I see ONE MORE hipster douchebag wearing a fedora, I'm going to go postal.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (SRKgf)

78
But they don't come with dirt on them.

You gotta add that yourself.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
==

DIY

Dirt It Yourself.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (C52a9)

79 BTW: I'm aware there's bigger and newer news. Some of it makes me so angry I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse).

Posted by: Ace at 12:45 PM

Eh, sometimes a continuous stream of invective is the most eloquent commentary.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (RD7QR)

80 sock off

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (SRKgf)

81

Name that Quote:

It is, he says, a manifestation of "the modern trend toward undifferentiated dressing, in which we all strive to look equally shabby." Denim reflects "our most nostalgic and destructive agrarian longings -- the ones that prompted all those exurban McMansions now sliding off their manicured lawns and into foreclosure." Jeans come prewashed and acid-treated to make them look like what they are not -- authentic work clothes for horny-handed sons of toil and the soil. Denim on the bourgeoisie is, Akst says, the wardrobe equivalent of driving a Hummer to a Whole Foods store -- discordant.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (fceHP)

82 Don't know why, but I can't stand jeans. Never could. Never had a pair I liked. Give me khakis any day.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (KUaJL)

83 Come on, ace, bring the anger.


Want to know what's making your blood boil.


There are several items on my list.


Let the hate flow through you, ace.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (QDnY+)

84 If I see ONE MORE hipster douchebag wearing a fedora, I'm going to go postal.
Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (SRKgf)

I have a fedora, a real one, not the short brimmed things hipsters wear. It's great when it rains, just as good as an umbrella and it keeps both hands free.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (7HtZB)

85 >>Politicians love wearing their working man costumes when they're politicking with the working class people.


Ugh, the flannel shirts!

Loved that about Trump - he wore a suit everywhere he campaigned.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (NOIQH)

86 Jesse Watters said " I sure like the way she talked into that microphone".

Which is of course demeaning to all women, or some other stupid shit.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (C52a9)

87 67 I still laugh at my father's observation from the seventies - thousands of people wearing nearly identical jeans and tie-dyed shirts who shouted that they would not subscribe to the uniform of the middle class.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 12:49 PM (7ZVPa)

----

Had the same conversation with my sons.

You look like everybody else in your class. Want to *really* be a rebel..... be different from them.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:51 PM (8XRCm)



"You're unique! Just like everybody else!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (SRKgf)

88 Levi's Three-Legged Jeans - No Dumber Than Acid-Washed.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 12:54 PM (hLRSq)

89 76 Anyone have to wear "Tuffskins" as a kid?
=======

Yep. Were they the ones from Sears that came in "husky?" Cuz I had to get them in "husky."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 12:54 PM (vg8iE)

90 Just think of all of the money Al Roker lets slip thru his fingers when he discards his shartwear.

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 12:54 PM (2Mnv1)

91 @josephistan

Yes, and Gurranimals.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 12:54 PM (6KsvZ)

92 I have an idea: a shirt made to look like bukkake aftermath. Makes you look like a crack whore, but you don't get any crack.

Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 12:54 PM (3I7wr)

93 $24.95 Wranglers at Tractor Supply. You know. Where folks who REALLY work shop.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:46 PM (gJBE5)

I buy the same at Murdocks Ranch Supply. They are the real thing, as opposed to those Target fakes that last about 12 months.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:54 PM (3myMJ)

94 >>Name that Quote:


George Will's tirade on jeans?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (NOIQH)

95 And yes, there's an aspect of play/make believe in all sorts of clothing styles. If you're wearing a fedora and you're not Philip Marlowe, for instance - or wearing a bomber jacket if the closest you ever got to the military was melting GI Joe with a magnifying glass.

I think this is a step beyond those because:

A. The price. Complaining about jeans being too expensive is a bit played out, but $425 bucks?

B. Fake mud? Really? Again, as another commenter noted, riffing on pre-tattered jeans is a hack comic trope, but seriously...fake mud? What the actual fuck.

C. Pretending to be an average workin' man just seems gauche. Adults wearing sports jerseys may be a tad pathetic to some, but at least that's aspiring to be something most of us can't be. Same with the fedora-and-spats private eye look - most of us can't actually be Sam Spade. If you want to be a manual laborer, *get a fucking job doing manual labor*.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (oZ6kz)

96 I prefer the Urban Sombrero (c).

Posted by: andycanuck at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (nlbfN)

97 We grew up surrounded by men whose clothes were mud and plaster caked because of the actual, y'know - work they did all day.

I recall going to the bank with my dad and the tellers snootily looking down their nose at his attire. Then he would pull out a roll of 50s or 100s to deposit and when they pulled up his account they looked really confused.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (gssPL)

98 Anyone remember Garanimals clothing line?

Posted by: Crusader at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (ewSN2)

99 My thong is mud-caked. Mine and Barry's both.

Posted by: Reggie Love at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (bc2Lc)

100 Anyone have to wear "Tuffskins" as a kid?

Garanimals.

Posted by: Marie Antoinette at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (X6fMO)

101 this is almost as annoying as all the assholes around Lost Angels who wear cammo...

as if any of these bitches could, let alone would, serve in the military.

pisses me right the F off.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (6nKtQ)

102 Well f*ck Ace. OK, I'm not a real cannibal since I've only eaten human flesh once and it sucks.


*yanks bone out of nose and throw grass skirt in trash*


Whatever.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (ILhV/)

103 For an extra fee, you can get these jeans stone washed. You have to be wearing them, though, and the stone washing is done in Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (oZ6kz)

104 82 Don't know why, but I can't stand jeans. Never could. Never had a pair I liked. Give me khakis any day.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (KUaJL)


George Will is a commenter here?

Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (r/tiB)

105 Bad Idea Jeans.

http://tinyurl.com/zg9x3pw

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (7HtZB)

106 Some of it makes me so angry I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse).
---
why hold back?

just let'er rip!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 27, 2017 12:57 PM (6nKtQ)

107 What was that phrase again?

Oh, yeah.

What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 27, 2017 12:57 PM (xCSk5)

108 "If I see ONE MORE hipster douchebag wearing a fedora, I'm going to go postal."

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


The fedora hides the "man bun."

We were at a happy hour and five or six hipster douchbags came in with "man buns." our table started doing a Austin Powers mole impression only using "man bun mmmm MAN BUN" instead. The hipster douche bags had one drink and left.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 27, 2017 12:57 PM (cOHS7)

109 Hey, if you a guy can identify as a girl, why not a lumberjack?

Posted by: vrf at April 27, 2017 12:57 PM (baCC+)

110 "*yanks bone out of nose and throw grass skirt in trash*

Whatever.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (ILhV/) "

I earned this trident, damnit. The brocean monarchy may be archaic and byzantine, but how dare you doubt its authenticity!

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 12:57 PM (oZ6kz)

111 Butt Out Jeans

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (6KsvZ)

112 Some pRon chicks wear those assless overalls. The bottomless kind. Most have stains all over them.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (6LwXe)

113 Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (gssPL)

That comment could have come straight out of one of my favorite books, "The Millionaire Next Door."

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (3myMJ)

114 "If I see ONE MORE hipster douchebag wearing a fedora, I'm going to go postal."

===


I am so glad that I don't live where some of you do.

My condolences.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (C52a9)

115 25 >>>You can't just wear a leather back brace around like an Olympic weightlifter for fashion if you don't ever actually lift.

How many gyms have you been in? Lot of fashion accessories.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (jHFYS)



Lifting gloves are my favorite, particularly when worn by someone who is clearly way out of shape.

This pretty much sums up my views, actually: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrhc5-Fxo0g

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (SRKgf)

116 Name that Quote:


George Will's tirade on jeans?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (NOIQH)


yep

still fun to read

http://wapo.st/1kX85ki

This is not complicated. For men, sartorial good taste can be reduced to one rule: If Fred Astaire would not have worn it, don't wear it. For women, substitute Grace Kelly.

Edmund Burke -- what he would have thought of the denimization of America can be inferred from his lament that the French Revolution assaulted "the decent drapery of life"; it is a straight line from the fall of the Bastille to the rise of denim -- said: "To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely." Ours would be much more so if supposed grown-ups would heed St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, and St. Barack's inaugural sermon to the Americans, by putting away childish things, starting with denim.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (fceHP)

117 Those jeans and the person who would wear them are all hat, no cattle.

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (gbWkA)

118 My crazy niece was complaining about her white privilege this weekend and how she was so ashamed. This from a women whose parents sent her to an expensive college, married a man making a million dollars a year, three kids In private school, living in a 40 acre spread in the country. She would buy these jeans, and go to Tiffany's next door.

Posted by: Abby at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (HBU7W)

119 I like my Old Navy jeans because I get them for $25 (I only do sale weekends) and they have a curvy that fits me.

Posted by: sunny-dee at April 27, 2017 12:59 PM (QAOZh)

120 So I do quite a bit of work with our local Boy Scout troop.

There was one new Scout and his parents at the last outing. Obviously came from money and was checking the box for a college application. Anyway, they arrived at the trailhead in their Jag roadster, the hiking clothes were starched khakis, and I am pretty sure the backpack was made by Jack Spade. Sigh. They lasted about a half a mile before the pack fell apart and the complaints from the kid started up.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:59 PM (eytER)

121 And if I'm being honest, mudded-up jeans do look pretty good. Pretty much because whenever I see them it's a movie I'm watching and the Muscular Leading Man just managed to save a rogue cow from stampeding off a canyon edge by wrestling it by its horns into the muddy earth.


Now I want to watch Tremors.

I mean, more than I usually do, which is a fairly large amount.


Underground.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 12:59 PM (mf5HN)

122
What they need is a commercial with a Kardashian wearing these jeans to an Antifa riot and giving a pair to a cop who realizes they are on the wrong side and wants to join the rioters. Peace and love always sells

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:00 PM (493sH)

123 ***59 I still laugh at my father's observation from the seventies - thousands of people wearing nearly identical jeans and tie-dyed shirts who shouted that they would not subscribe to the uniform of the middle class.


Rugged individuals on motorcycles too. As usual South Park nailed it. I don't have a single thing with HD on it except the actual scooter.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 01:00 PM (Eyx+b)

124 My husband and I went to Austin for a wedding, and we were grabbing dinner out our first night. We were waiting in this side bar / game area, and out of maybe a dozen people in the room, I counted FOUR man buns. And a half dozen guys with ginormous bushy beards, flannel shirts, and work boots.

Posted by: sunny-dee at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (QAOZh)

125 I've had the same thought about tattoos. Instant badass out of a jar without having to serve in the Navy or get into a knife fight.

Like that pawnshop kid, what's his name. What right does he have to present himself in such a fashion?

Posted by: Billy at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (jFXNO)

126 Shut your whore mouth about the fedora.

Posted by: Ed Henry Always Wanted To Be A Circus Clown at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (6LwXe)

127
Another thing thats always kinda irked me.

City kids trying to be country.

"Dude, take that fucking cowboy hat off. Closest you ever got to cattle is at McDonalds."

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (8XRCm)

128 10 "*yanks bone out of nose and throw grass skirt in trash*

Whatever.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (ILhV/) "

I earned this trident, damnit. The brocean monarchy may be archaic and byzantine, but how dare you doubt its authenticity!

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 12:57 PM (oZ6kz)

Lol. Thats funny. I'll have to look up a coupla words...but I'm laughing. Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (ILhV/)

129 "to use makeup to fake bruises on your face"

Not just for the face.

Posted by: Michelle Fields Arm at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (OE5e7)

130 Monarchs like Louis XIV played dress up to convince the populace of the divine right of kings.

Communist dictator assholes like Stalin, Castro, Kim Jong-Un are really no different, but they play dress up in reverse. They dress up in drab military garb to convince the populace they are men of the people.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (vRcUp)

131 >>>How many gyms have you been in? Lot of fashion accessories

What? I can't hear you over my gigantic headphones worn over my knit cap.

Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (r/tiB)

132 I have a fedora, a real one, not the short brimmed things hipsters wear. It's great when it rains, just as good as an umbrella and it keeps both hands free.
Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:53 PM (7HtZB)


I have a couple Fedoras: wear 'em a lot. The douchebags all wear Trilbies. Put a fedora on them and it isn't ironic enough.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (CPk08)

133 99 My thong is mud-caked. Mine and Barry's both.
Posted by: Reggie Love at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (bc2Lc)


what about his mom jeans?

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 01:02 PM (gssPL)

134 I like jeans. Mostly Lucky brand, as they fit me the best.

Anytime I wear a suit, I feel like I'm playing dress up. But I do have an urge now and then to just drop a few grand on a hand-tailored number.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:02 PM (6KsvZ)

135 >>>Lifting gloves are my favorite, particularly when worn by someone who is clearly way out of shape.

The Oly lifting shoes for the 65-pound snatches and the Rehband knee sleeves for the 135-pound squats are always entertaining.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 01:02 PM (CYch+)

136

hehe

if you look at the pictures on Nordstrom's site, where the mud is located (other than knees and dripping down legs), said worker sits on butt a lot and puts hands in pockets a lot

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:02 PM (fceHP)

137 117 Those jeans and the person who would wear them are all hat, no cattle.
Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (gbWkA)

All pick, no 'fro, as we say in the hood.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (7HtZB)

138 What? I can't hear you over my gigantic headphones worn over my knit cap.
Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (r/tiB)


----

I think the word we're all looking for is pretentious.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (8XRCm)

139 I wear khakis at U of M. Only effete hipster twerps wear skinny jeans in Ann Arbor.

Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (bc2Lc)

140 Isn't 'gender fluidity' and 'trans-whatever' nothing but an elaborate version of dress-up?

Posted by: aelfheld at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (IxDhF)

141 Frequently, poor people desperately want to dress well, sometimes impoverishing themselves even more in order to do so. I saw an article about a town in Africa where they spend every dime they make on fancy duds. It's a thing, there. Live in a hovel, and wear a $1000 suit costing a year's wages. mmmmkay.

And then you have much richer people 'dressing down' like with these jeans, or like rock stars with their invariably ripped and torn clothing. There's such a demand the manufacturers invented 'stone washed' jeans to simulate the look. Whereas in the past, poor people would patch their worn clothing as they couldn't afford to replace it, but wanted it to look maintained.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (wTwJ2)

142 I can't help it if my hands are horny.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (Eyx+b)

143 Now I want to watch Tremors.

I mean, more than I usually do, which is a fairly large amount.


Underground.
Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 12:59 PM (mf5HN)


Tremors is great. Tremors 2 is awesome. Tremors 3 is ok too.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (KUaJL)

144
This poat reminds me of the tweet about asking a fake reporter if he knew anyone who owned a pickup truck.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (HjTzR)

145 I remember being complimented on faded jeans in high school (late 70's). I noted that I delivered newspapers in the rain.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (326rv)

146 I wonder if Nordstroms and it's buyers realize that in the work world, no one would go out to eat, shopping, or be seen at the local brewpub wearing anything that dirty. Your local construction crew doesn't show up at 7 pm at the trendy small plate restaurant wearing their sewer jeans and a reflective vest.

The deplorables do actually shower and shave. Farmers do wear suits to funerals and weddings.

This is actually a make- fun- of costume for the well heeled, don't have to work set. It's another step toward the goal of keeping 26 year olds as children who play act.

Posted by: Jen at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (YZ5sm)

147 My muddah made me wear Toughskins once.

Once.

For Husky Boys.

Posted by: Danny Vermin at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (RKCC1)

148 I was telling Tash, my fiance' (WOOHOO!!! I finally conned a woman to admit she might be willing to sometime in the future marry me)

about my work, when I worked in the city, and I still have my favorite shirt. I had to wear, REAL business casual while throwing wrenches and grease up to my elbows, long sleeve button downs and shit, and I showed her my "favorite" shirt.

It's a fucking mess. just COVERED in grease because I'm electronics, but most of my work at the time was mechanical, so while I'm also mechanical, I wasn't gear oriented, and there was something that we all did to the new guys. most of the gear I worked on back then had a single central contained, Axle really, just a long ass pip with a bunch of bearing inside it, and it was all contained, every 2 years we had to push the grease out of it, but in general we had to make sure it was propperly packed with axle grease, I think they were called hydrostatic? The shaft actually rode on the grease, not the bearing itself right?

Well, because it was encased, all contained, the grease didn't go anywhere, we only had to PM it for cook out(when grease looses it's viscoscity or granulates) so like a tiny TING little squeeze. Well, I was the new guy, and I got joked. . . . "I don't think you have enough" as I'm pumping black axle grease into this enclosed environment (you can't compress a liquid) so I just kept pumping it into the zerk fitting, and then I remeoved the fitting from the nipple, and I got splattered with grease.

FUNNY! for a fixer, embarassing, but funny, and that is my favorite shirt. Because it saw work.

Also, I used to climb rocks every single day after work, and I have ONE picture of me climbing a rock, why only one if I climbed so much and so often? Because I was too fucking busy climbing the fucking rock to think about scaling out a panoramic.

Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (CIpNU)

149 If you want to be a manual laborer, *get a fucking job doing manual labor*.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (oZ6kz)


Buy a house and do your own yardwork. Trust me, it loses its allure after a while. I have three more bushes/shrubs/huge plantings that I need to kill this year with about five more on the list. The cutting down and cutting up is one thing but digging up the stumps when you are older than 50 is tiring.

When done, though I still stand over my arboreal enemy, hold my shovel up and yell "Crom!" so I got that going for me.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (hLRSq)

150 142 I can't help it if my hands are horny.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (Eyx+b)

Tell 'em to do some pushups.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (RD7QR)

151 Come on, ace, bring the anger.


Want to know what's making your blood boil.


There are several items on my list.


Let the hate flow through you, ace.


Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you.

Posted by: D.V. at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (ewSN2)

152 One secret to demeaning the left is to refer to them as the establishment.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (3myMJ)

153 The Oly lifting shoes for the 65-pound snatches and the Rehband knee sleeves for the 135-pound squats are always entertaining.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 01:02 PM (CYch+)

-----

Im the oldest guy at my gym.

I wear a tee shirt , cotton shorts, and an old pair of work boots to lift in.

Whats funny is some of the younger kids ask for advice.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (8XRCm)

154 I counted FOUR man buns. And a half dozen guys with ginormous bushy beards, flannel shirts, and work boots.
Posted by: sunny-dee at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (QAOZh)


So done with the bushy beards. They're everywhere.

Guys, the weather's getting warmer, you can shave the face fur. Really. No one is asking you to dump your craft beer collection, or driive a Dodge Durango, just shave.

Please.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (gssPL)

155 Less than 50 years ago, the poor and middle class would dress nicely just to go out, and would always make sure to have one good suit/dress (for church going, funerals, etc.) to be respectable.

Now we have hyper-rich twats playing dress-up in expensive rags while everyone else wears pajamas everywhere.

Also, people aren't wearing hats anymore. That's where this all really started...

Posted by: The Well-dressed Hat at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (rUIbB)

156
But this bullhsit fashion isn't new.

Hipsters love wearing fake or old gas station attendant shirts. You know, the ones with the name tag on them.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (HjTzR)

157 I was walking down the street one day in my fedora & leather jacket & a little kid pointed at me & said "Look Dad! It's Indiana!" Not sure if that means I should change my look or stay the course.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (7HtZB)

158 George Will's tirade on jeans?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:55 PM (NOIQH)



yep

Jeesuz, what a pompous douchebag he is.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (qJhUV)

159 Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (CIpNU)


Congrats and condolences on the engagement.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (KUaJL)

160 And then you have much richer people 'dressing down' like with these jeans, or like rock stars with their invariably ripped and torn clothing. There's such a demand the manufacturers invented 'stone washed' jeans to simulate the look.

I was bemused looking at the 'uniform' in evidence at the Moody Blues concert: pressed, faded jeans, nice shirt and sport coat. and a MUCH better quality of weed smoke at the top of the Spectrum.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (326rv)

161 "Anytime I wear a suit, I feel like I'm playing dress up. But I do have an urge now and then to just drop a few grand on a hand-tailored number.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:02 PM (6KsvZ) "

I have the same issue - I still basically feel like it's my Bar Mitzvah any time I wear a suit, like I'm just playing at 'adulting.'

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (oZ6kz)

162

Barry: The jeans I wear show just how masculine I am and that I might have considered being gay and experimented with it extensively but I'm totes a manly man

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (493sH)

163 I goofed on a guy at the auto parts store who was being goofed on by his buddy about having ripped jeans, asking, "where'd he get them?".

I said the 80's.

Ripped jeans guy was not amused.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (GX63o)

164 Frequently, poor people desperately want to dress well, sometimes impoverishing themselves even more in order to do so.

--

We will know the circle is complete when the poor are dressed in Oleg Cassini, and the rich in rags.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (7ZVPa)

165 I'm a little surprised nobody at this smart military blog brought up "stolen valor". That whole deal makes want to throat pucnh those treasonous bastards that made it legal

Posted by: Anotherspec at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (GrUrN)

166 The ones that irritate me are the ball caps sewn to securely appear as though they're missing thread on the brim that has worn away with years of the same fingers putting it on and taking it off thousands of times.

My twenty year old lucky fishing hat looks like that. That sh*ts earned, kids.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (fD1ST)

167 " I was walking down the street one day in my fedora & leather jacket & a little kid pointed at me & said "Look Dad! It's Indiana!" Not sure if that means I should change my look or stay the course.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (7HtZB) "

Crash a plane into him to confirm your identity.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (oZ6kz)

168 I think Ace may have read the story about Portland being Portland.

So they apparently have this long "Festival of Roses" coming up. There's a para(one of a few, apparently) that had as entry 66 or so, the Mnultah county Republican party. I probably spelled it wrong.

So allegedly some antifa protestors sent in a letter to the city claiming that they were going to haul out the Republicans marching and beat them senseless because of their crimes against the LGBT crowd.

Result: the city canceled the parade. Thus teaching the lesson that all you have to do to thwart Republicans is merely threaten violence, and the city will quash them.

See Althouse for some of the details.

Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (HcgJZ)

169 It's cultural appropriation for the PC set. If CA upsets you, then by all means be upset. The rest of us, we gots to work.

Posted by: West at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (1Rgee)

170 I've got a pair of Duluth Trading firehose pants. I could climb Everest on my knees and they would still look new.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (6LwXe)

171 157
I was walking down the street one day in my fedora leather jacket
a little kid pointed at me said "Look Dad! It's Indiana!"
Not sure if that means I should change my look or stay the course.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (7HtZB)

Roll with it. Get a bull whip.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (GX63o)

172
I grew up in a family with men who wore those name-tagged shirts in their real occupations.

To see these phony cookie cutter hipster social justice whiners wear them today makes me sick.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (HjTzR)

173 Told my mother about this article, because she wants to have sex with Mike Rowe, like 100% of the female population, she said, "They are already making fun of it, another company is selling a sweatshirt for 460 dollars, with real sweat."

Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (CIpNU)

174 If someone needs to play "dressup" they are most likely psychologically immature egotistical assclowns. And too stupid to recognize how douchy they look.

Posted by: Superman and Batman at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (vRcUp)

175 "I always want a pea coat, partly because of its association with merchant marines, . . ."

Achtung! The correct term is 'merchant mariner'.

Posted by: Monty James at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (gKOMX)

176 Now I want to watch Tremors.

I mean, more than I usually do, which is a fairly large amount.


Underground.
Posted by: alexthechick


"FUUUUUUUCCCCKKKK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUU~!"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (GgzGa)

177

Cultural Appropriation:

Communism for Kids with Armpit Hair: new book from MIT

MIT Press Publishes 'Communism for Kids' Book

'Lovable little revolutionaries' teach children communism is 'not that hard'


http://freebeacon.com/culture/mit-press-publishes-communism-kids-book/

but, a better read here:

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/communism-for-kids-with-armpit-hair-t19401.html

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (fceHP)

178 Great post Ace. You've spelled out all the reasons why I left social media. If you've ever seen that show Black Mirror, there's an episode starring Ron Howard's daughter where in order to get ahead depended greatly on your social media standing. I fear it could be reality.

Posted by: Independent George at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (BDZWU)

179 The distressed-as-if-by-manual-labor clothing thing has been around for quite a while.

I think instead, I'm going to start wearing one of those Medieval codpieces that makes it look like you have a giant boner. Ironically, of course.

It is the way of my people.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (LRebB)

180 I'm not going to rag on people for a $400 pair of jeans. Lots of dudes buy big ol' honking' trucks for $40-50K, with cabins that need a ladder to step into, beds long enough to carry a boat, let alone haul one..

And they never actually leave the flippin' city, or do anything that would get mud higher than the mid point of their wheels.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (TOk1P)

181 Wasn't there a wallet sold a few years ago that had what was supposed to resemble a condom ring imprinted into the leather or am I imagining things?



Just what every woman wants to see.

A heat destroyed pregnancy preventer.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (gJBE5)

182 170 I've got a pair of Duluth Trading firehose pants. I could climb Everest on my knees and they would still look new.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (6LwXe)

Love them. Expensive as hell, though.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (RD7QR)

183 154 I counted FOUR man buns. And a half dozen guys with ginormous bushy beards, flannel shirts, and work boots.
Posted by: sunny-dee at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (QAOZh)

So done with the bushy beards. They're everywhere.

Guys, the weather's getting warmer, you can shave the face fur. Really. No one is asking you to dump your craft beer collection, or driive a Dodge Durango, just shave.

Please.
Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (gssPL)

I allowed it through 2015, but now that the Civil War Sesquicentennial is over, there's no excuse for those beards.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (7HtZB)

184 Heyyy! The clothes make the man.

Posted by: The Fonz at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (vRcUp)

185 I do have a 'five dollar red hat' that I like quite a bit. It's just a red denim ball cap, no log. And, yes, it cost five bucks on Amazon.

I just love that stupid thing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (6KsvZ)

186 Another thing thats always kinda irked me.




City kids trying to be country.




"Dude, take that fucking cowboy hat off. Closest you ever got to cattle is at McDonalds."



Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 01:01 PM (8XRCm)


Cowboys actually wore the same type of hats that city-dwellers in the east wore (usually bowler hats, iirc).

Posted by: The Well-dressed Hat at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (rUIbB)

187 I wear khakis at U of M. Only effete hipster twerps wear skinny jeans in Ann Arbor.
Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (bc2Lc)

Good lord this reminds me. Harbaugh and the entire UM football team is in Rome Italy for a cultural experience along with making it look legit by hosting a football camp for kids, practice session etc.

Yesterday, Harbaugh and his wife had an audience with the Pope. Yes, I've seen the photos. Harbaugh gave the Pope a winged football helmet and some other offering and the Pope asked for his prayers. As an OSU alum, I understand the Pope's request as he held that winged helmet.

Harbaugh's new baby , whose a few months old will be baptized by either the Pope or another officiant in the Vatican. Harbaugh is a devout Catholic and this meeting was a lifetime experience for him. So I am willing to smile and be happy for him.

Then I'm back to despising his team.

Go to ESPN, who has the article and photos.

Posted by: Jen at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (YZ5sm)

188 What's wrong with wearing a pea coat?

Posted by: anon at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (ji45d)

189 I'm just going to carry around a shovel or pick ax all day.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (ILhV/)

190 I definitely see a corollary at the gym between the expensiveness/newness/hipness of one's workout gear and the assholishness of one's personality.

I just wear old shorts or sweats and old t-shirts, usually with the sleeves ripped off for better freedom of movement, and standard-issue Nikes. Bandanna worn biker-style on my head if I'm doing cardio, because of the extra sweating.





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (s/EUv)

191 Way OT: So I found a rather incredible piece of petrified wood. It's lying loose on the ground about 1.25 miles from the nearest road. The way to the road is rolling and thick with sage and this piece is very heavy, think small stump. There are only narrow game and cow trails through the sage. No vehicle access possible.

Getting it out is a conundrum but I want it in my yard.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ)

192 I've got a pair of Duluth Trading firehose pants. I could climb Everest on my knees and they would still look new.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (6LwXe)

Love them. Expensive as hell, though.
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 01:08 PM (RD7QR)

They have sales all the times, just sign up for their newsletter and wait.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (6KsvZ)

193 115 25 >>>You can't just wear a leather back brace around like an Olympic weightlifter for fashion if you don't ever actually lift.

How many gyms have you been in? Lot of fashion accessories.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (jHFYS)


Lifting gloves are my favorite, particularly when worn by someone who is clearly way out of shape.

This pretty much sums up my views, actually: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrhc5-Fxo0g
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 12:58 PM (SRKgf)

I don't wear lifting gloves because I'm neither big, nor particularly strong. I love the gym but I'm neither bulked up or ripped so they look silly on me.
I also suspect there's value to going with bare hands in terms of making my hands stronger and tougher.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (nBr1j)

194 In case someone hasn't said it already, what a very stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (p+Wdc)

195 172


I grew up in a family with men who wore those name-tagged shirts in their real occupations.



To see these phony cookie cutter hipster social justice whiners wear them today makes me sick.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (HjTzR)

I picked up a brand new, barely, homegrocer.com uniform shirt at a second hand store back in the day to store it away for times like these. I wonder if I could get a couple hundred for it now from some hipster douchebag.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (GX63o)

196 I believe I saw this product listed on the Nordstrom's and J. Peterman's websites right underneath the "Urban Sombrero - $752.00"

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (Fb9aZ)

197 See Althouse for some of the details.
Posted by: Vanceone


That's not going to happen.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 01:10 PM (GgzGa)

198 I've got a pair of Duluth Trading firehose pants. I could climb Everest on my knees and they would still look new.



I have 3 pair plus their office khakis.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:10 PM (gJBE5)

199 >>Do you even mud, bro?


Do you?

*WINK*

Posted by: Hope Solo at April 27, 2017 01:10 PM (f7W3D)

200 Communism for Kids with Armpit Hair: new book from MIT

MIT Press Publishes 'Communism for Kids' Book

'Lovable little revolutionaries' teach children communism is 'not that hard'

********************

Digging your own mass grave? Thatcan be the tough one.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (hLRSq)

201 Re: cave man beards, I've never understand the thing MLB players have with those things.
Hockey has had playoff beards for years but I don't get the big, untrimmed fur thing at all.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (nBr1j)

202 I gotta get me a pair of Duluths.

I hear such good things about them.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (s/EUv)

203 How does a man with no future dress? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (0mRoj)

204 My cool designer jeans have a rip in the thigh ... I have two pairs. But I made them myself with a chainsaw.

I wore those safety chaps once and must have gotten lazy or something. They were too hot, but the next two times out with the chainsaw I caught my pants leg with the chain still spinning a little. Not a scratch on me, fortunately. The red badge of courage, without the red.

Paying for work jeans ... the acid wash thing was always kinda goofy, then they put holes in them, now fake mud. Fake blood is next I suppose, for the wimpy antifa fighter that doesn't really fight. Good grief.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (TmCOq)

205 Less than 50 years ago, the poor and middle class would dress nicely just to go out, and would always make sure to have one good suit/dress (for church going, funerals, etc.) to be respectable.

--

I always wear a jacket and tie to church, out of respect. Not only am I amazed at what some people wear, but someone once actually made a joke that they just realized there were 'secret service' in attendance, meaning me.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (7ZVPa)

206 198 I've got a pair of Duluth Trading firehose pants. I could climb Everest on my knees and they would still look new.

I have 3 pair plus their office khakis.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:10 PM (gJBE5)


Oh yeah well.... I wear assless chaps to Starbucks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (ILhV/)

207 So done with the bushy beards. They're everywhere.


Guys, the weather's getting warmer, you can shave the face fur.
Really. No one is asking you to dump your craft beer collection, or
driive a Dodge Durango, just shave.


Please.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 01:04 PM (gssPL)


Hipsters aren't the only ones with manly beards

Posted by: The Well-dressed Hat at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (rUIbB)

208 They have sales all the times, just sign up for their DAILY newsletter and wait.




Accuracy and all that.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (gJBE5)

209

Blue Jeans for Bolshevik leader, Lenin!

Sexy Lenin, e-smoking Stalin, and Marx the Terminator

The Russian Communist Party is sexing up its election campaign with Photoshopped posters depicting the Bolshevik leader, Lenin, as a young stud with a red laptop, a communist t-shirt, blue jeans, and a hot babe by his side. Then there's a Photoshopped picture of Stalin sucking on a red advanced personal vaporizer, or MOD (a type of e-cigarette for you non-smokers), with a caption, "Modernize, comrades!" There's also a leather-clad Karl Marx carrying a volume of Das Kapital (spelled in English for some reason as "Capital") and saying the Terminator's line, "I'll be back," also in English.


http://bit.ly/2oAOksw

the people's cube

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (fceHP)

210
Cookie Cutters

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (HjTzR)

211 You people and your fancy pants.

Posted by: Weasel at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (tU+ul)

212 Something I've been noticing at the gym lately is some really buff guys hiking up their shorts to just below their balls when they do squats. Not sure if there is a practical reason for this or if they're just doing it for attention. I suspect the latter since these guys are usually the same ones grunting after every set they do.

Posted by: Independent George at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (BDZWU)

213 Wait are all chaps assless? or do some have asses/

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (ILhV/)

214 Like many men, I struggle to find a shirt that looks good untucked.

Posted by: untuckit douche at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (7HtZB)

215
Workmen use to wear coveralls to keep their clothes from getting soiled

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (lKyWE)

216 These jeans are no less silly than the printed shirts one sees in foreign countries where they've printed clumsy phrases in English to look authentically American, like "American Baseball Yay!" or "Everyday Touchdowns!"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (NOIQH)

217 How does a man with no future dress? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (0mRoj)

Banana hammocks and cowboy boots?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (6KsvZ)

218 We now refer to "gentleman farmers" as being "All Gate No Cattle."

They buy 40 acres in the country, put up a nice suburban looking house, plop a couple of lamas out front and put up a stupendous gate over the driveway entry about 20 feet high made out of large tree trunks, topped by a metal sculpture of cattle and cowboys.

They seem partial to King Ranch pickups.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (3myMJ)

219 I'm just going to carry around a shovel or pick ax all day.



Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (ILhV/)


Want to dig up a few shrubs?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (hLRSq)

220 Nothing better then walking 2 city blocks in my Himalayan Walking Shoes.

Posted by: Elaine at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (6LwXe)

221 So they will pay $400 for dirty jeans? I can piss on them for less

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (KlI/a)

222 How does a man with no future dress? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Insomniac
===

So? It was a no?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (C52a9)

223 Banana hammocks and cowboy boots?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (6KsvZ)

*takes notes*

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (0mRoj)

224 I think Ace may have read the story about Portland being Portland.

So they apparently have this long "Festival of Roses" coming up. There's a para(one of a few, apparently) that had as entry 66 or so, the Mnultah county Republican party. I probably spelled it wrong.

So allegedly some antifa protestors sent in a letter to the city claiming that they were going to haul out the Republicans marching and beat them senseless because of their crimes against the LGBT crowd.

Result: the city canceled the parade. Thus teaching the lesson that all you have to do to thwart Republicans is merely threaten violence, and the city will quash them.

See Althouse for some of the details.
Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (HcgJZ)



That has me near blind with rage.

Though, hey, at least parts of the Left are being honest that Republicans shouldn't be allowed to live, so that's nice.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (mf5HN)

225 I'm a little surprised nobody at this smart military blog brought up
"stolen valor". That whole deal makes want to throat pucnh those
treasonous bastards that made it legal

Yeah, but that Congressional Medal of Honor I bought on EBay really makes me a chick magnet!

Posted by: tu3031 at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (qJhUV)

226 I wear lifting gloves simply because if I don't, I get bad callouses.

I see nothing wrong with it. I'd say the majority of people, men and women, wear them at my gym for free-weight work.

Now, if someone's wearing them just to do cardio or something, then yeah, that's pretentious.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (s/EUv)

227 213 Wait are all chaps assless? or do some have asses/
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (ILhV/)

I was listening to the morning AM talk show & one caller, in reference to the guy they just finished interviewing, said "Tell that moron to go back to collecting chaps!" Had to be one of the Horde.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:14 PM (7HtZB)

228 You people and your fancy pants.
Posted by: Weasel at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (tU+ul)

"Chances are your pants are not as fancy as the pair of very fancy pants that Mr. Fancy Pants would wear..."

-JoCo

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:14 PM (6KsvZ)

229 222 How does a man with no future dress? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Insomniac
===

So? It was a no?
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (C52a9)

Which no are we talking about? Anyway I'm just wallowing.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:14 PM (0mRoj)

230 Digging your own mass grave? Thatcan be the tough one.

---

what, you want me to get my mudjeans dirty?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 01:14 PM (PNcou)

231 I was listening to the morning AM talk show & one caller, in reference to the guy they just finished interviewing, said "Tell that moron to go back to collecting chaps!" Had to be one of the Horde.
Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:14 PM (7HtZB)

LOL. Awesome

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:14 PM (6KsvZ)

232 this looks like an extension of 'gender fluid' or 'gender dysphoria' behavior, cue Eric Clapton singing, 'Pretending' or the Platters, 'The Great Pretender'.....

Posted by: the Butcher at April 27, 2017 01:14 PM (AGJqR)

233 As I commented elsewhere, "Fake-Ass Britches for Fake-Ass Bitches."

Posted by: V the K at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (O7MnT)

234 From a fellow Hoosier, I salute you.

"
" I was walking down the street one day in my fedora leather
jacket a little kid pointed at me said "Look Dad! It's
Indiana!" Not sure if that means I should change my look or stay the
course.



Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:05 PM (7HtZB) "



Crash a plane into him to confirm your identity."

Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (CIpNU)

235 On the flipside, Asians are no doubt endlessly amused by Americans getting tattoos that are a "a Japanese/Chinese symbol for peace/wisdom/serenity" when what they really say are....not that.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (NOIQH)

236 And they never actually leave the flippin' city, or do anything that would get mud higher than the mid point of their wheels.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (TOk1P)

==============

I remember out here in the West (CA, AZ, NV) about a decade ago, there were people in the cities buying spray-on mud to make it look like they'd taken their 4x4s off-road.

Also remember that when YUGE mobile phones first emerged in the 80's, people in SoCal were buying fake ones so they could look important and impress others in the bumper-to-bumper commute traffic.

Posted by: ShainS at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (ZcAbN)

237 220 Nothing better then walking 2 city blocks in my Himalayan Walking Shoes.
Posted by: Elaine at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (6LwXe)
===

Do they go well with your urban sombrero?

Posted by: Independent George at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (BDZWU)

238 Crash a plane into him to confirm your identity."



Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (CIpNU)

Congrats on the engagement.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (GX63o)

239 Man, if I weren't so attached to this name I would totes be Everyday Touchdowns for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (fD1ST)

240 216 These jeans are no less silly than the printed shirts one sees in foreign countries where they've printed clumsy phrases in English to look authentically American, like "American Baseball Yay!" or "Everyday Touchdowns!"
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (NOIQH)

One of my favorites

http://www.engrish.com/2016/12/with-ringo-simmons/

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (7HtZB)

241 I think Ace may have read the story about Portland being Portland.

So they apparently have this long "Festival of Roses" coming up. There's a para(one of a few, apparently) that had as entry 66 or so, the Mnultah county Republican party. I probably spelled it wrong.

So allegedly some antifa protestors sent in a letter to the city claiming that they were going to haul out the Republicans marching and beat them senseless because of their crimes against the LGBT crowd.

Result: the city canceled the parade. Thus teaching the lesson that all you have to do to thwart Republicans is merely threaten violence, and the city will quash them.

See Althouse for some of the details.
Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (HcgJZ)


That has me near blind with rage.

Though, hey, at least parts of the Left are being honest that Republicans shouldn't be allowed to live, so that's nice.
Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (mf5HN)

Yeah, I'm really cheesed off by this and the Berkley Coulter event being called off.

They want a fight, let's give it to them.

....said the guy wearing a Mystery Science Theater 3000 tee shirt.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (6KsvZ)

242 216 These jeans are no less silly than the printed shirts one sees in foreign countries where they've printed clumsy phrases in English to look authentically American, like "American Baseball Yay!" or "Everyday Touchdowns!"
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (NOIQH)

I laughed at some of the sports jerseys I saw in Africa, for instance, a guy in Kampala wearing an Ovechkin t-shirt or jersey. It just made me chuckle.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (nBr1j)

243 Posted by: Insomniac

Just wanted to see what you thought about that possibility we discussed. I want to see Muldoon's epic limerick.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (C52a9)

244 I actually do have a peacoat. I got it from L.L. Bean, and it's made by the same company that makes them for the Navy. I wanted a coat that looked a bit more stylish than the parka-type coats. I have one of those, too.

I occasionally get people asking me if I was in the Navy, and I tell them the truth.

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (xjiRE)

245 "I do have a 'five dollar red hat' that I like quite a bit. It's just a red denim ball cap, no log. And, yes, it cost five bucks on Amazon. "

Back in the day, when I was MMFN VIA, as soon as the ship pulled away from the pier, every steaming Engineer was authorized to wear their 'Steaming Ball Cap". Mine was from Mack Truck. But lots of Cat, Ford and other manufacturers of equipment.

The rest of the crew would bitch that we were the only ones allowed to wear them.

But as the CO said, you want to wear the hat?

Then stand the watch.

The instant you moored, back to the regular ball cap.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (J+eG2)

246 First it was 'faded' jeans...

Then 'distressed' jeans....

Then 'torn' jeans...

This is just the logical next step....

Logic can sometimes lead you to dumb...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (NgKpN)

247 222 How does a man with no future dress? Asking for a friend.

---

suit, no shoes

Posted by: Mortician at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (PNcou)

248 Re: cave man beards, I've never understand the thing MLB players have with those things.
Hockey has had playoff beards for years but I don't get the big, untrimmed fur thing at all.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (nBr1j)



One of the funny things about getting older (as in, not really funny at all), is watching professional athletes get younger and younger.

I remember when I was young enough to think pro ball players were men. Doing men things. Like being on tv, playing a sport.

Now I look at these guys, and they're just kids. Even the grizzled old veterans, the ones lucky enough to still be playing into their late 30s/early 40s, they're really still just kids. Boys.

So.. yeah, boys play dressup. You wear a polyester uniform, with your name splashed on the back, some city's name/logo on the front, and you're playing a kid's game.

The beards are just part of that. Pretending to be men, and still being little boys.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (TOk1P)

249 Time to pull the bench into the middle of the mancave and go for some GAINZZ.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (3myMJ)

250
I occasionally get people asking me if I was in the Navy, and I tell them the truth.

That you were in 'Nam, you were Agent Orange?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (HjTzR)

251 When will capes make a comeback? My lawyer wears one and he's the smartest guy I know!

Posted by: Frank Costanza at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (BDZWU)

252 But callouses are awesome! What's the point of being almost comically yoked if your hands don't look like they were in a bizarre cheese grating accident?

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (oZ6kz)

253 Fashion has always been full of weird stuff. The one of a kind, paint splattered designer t-shirt that the sales associate will tell you isn't intended to be washed - "it's more of a presentation piece than a wearing piece". The skirt that can only be cleaned by deconstructing the garment, cleaning the components, and having it re-sewn. It's weird, but probably not as unique as people seem to be thinking.

Posted by: Steph at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (d8GaD)

254 Oh, and as I was dropping my fiance' off at the airport, I nearly punched a TSA agent.

"You can be a risk." I was genuinely taken aback. "You want to compare clearances? GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME RIGHT NOW!" "Do I have to call security?" "YOU MIGHT NEED SOME BACKUP!"

FUCK TSA!

Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (CIpNU)

255 Anytime I wear a suit, I feel like I'm playing dress up. But I do have
an urge now and then to just drop a few grand on a hand-tailored number.


==========
I'm going to try that Indochino. Custom suits for $400. Shipped from China.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (ZQpd0)

256 ....said the guy wearing a Mystery Science Theater 3000 tee shirt.

I've got one of those, and a rifftrax t-shirt

Posted by: V the K at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (O7MnT)

257 ***They seem partial to King Ranch pickups.

Sign over the remote op gate says "Vanity Ranch".

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (Eyx+b)

258 244
I actually do have a peacoat. I got it from L.L. Bean, and it's made by
the same company that makes them for the Navy. I wanted a coat that
looked a bit more stylish than the parka-type coats. I have one of
those, too.



I occasionally get people asking me if I was in the Navy, and I tell them the truth.

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (xjiRE)

I have one from JCrew, really nice and warm. But I was in the navy. I gave mine up to a girlfriend. She was worth every button.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (GX63o)

259 @Village Idiot's Apprentice

Now that's cool.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (6KsvZ)

260
Come here sister... Papa's in the swing
He ain't too hip.... About that new breed babe
He ain't no drag
Papa's got a brand new bag...

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (HSmrB)

261 The real lede here is that Wickedpinto is back.

It's like Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday and Taco Tuesday all at once!

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (u0s1P)

262 "Yeah, but that Congressional Medal of Honor I bought on EBay really makes me a chick magnet!

Posted by: tu3031 at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (qJhUV)

To my knowledge it is still illegal to buy or sell a real CMH. Any on ebay would be a fake.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (d76uN)

263 Getting it out is a conundrum but I want it in my yard.
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ)

4 wheel drive gator with a winch. Or drag it out with a chain.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (u8Ywb)

264 >>Time to pull the bench into the middle of the mancave


Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: garrett at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (f7W3D)

265 243 Posted by: Insomniac

Just wanted to see what you thought about that possibility we discussed. I want to see Muldoon's epic limerick.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (C52a9)

Ah. I want to look into that outfit a bit more, but I am intrigued.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (0mRoj)

266 244 I actually do have a peacoat. I got it from L.L. Bean, and it's made by the same company that makes them for the Navy. I wanted a coat that looked a bit more stylish than the parka-type coats. I have one of those, too.

I occasionally get people asking me if I was in the Navy, and I tell them the truth.
Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 01:16 PM (xjiRE)

LOL.... my Pea Coat? Boot camp.... go figure...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (NgKpN)

267 I don't give a fuck - I'm not giving up my chef's jacket.

With the thermometer in the sleeve.

Because I own the place. That's why.

Posted by: jwest at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (Zs4uk)

268 Tremors... Reba with heavy weaponry... I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Jean Shallot at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (bc2Lc)

269 Meremortal, the fact that you can't really get there by road makes that pretty difficult. My BIL has several pieces in his yard but he had to use a truck to get them there. Are you independently wealthy? You can hire a helicopter!

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (zRZaJ)

270 So allegedly some antifa protestors sent in a letter to the city claiming that they were going to haul out the Republicans marching and beat them senseless because of their crimes against the LGBT crowd.

Result: the city canceled the parade.



Two way street.
Gay Pride Parade? Send in a letter that a fictitious Republican group is going to march. Send in another letter three days later claiming to be amerifa and there will be violence.

Voila! Parade cancelled.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (gJBE5)

271 252 But callouses are awesome! What's the point of being almost comically yoked if your hands don't look like they were in a bizarre cheese grating accident?
Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (oZ6kz)

I remember watching the World CrossFit championship and being really impressed with a female competitor looking at the blisters on her hands and going right back into the competition.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (nBr1j)

272 What's wrong with wearing a pea coat?
Posted by: anon at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (ji45d)


Yeah, dunno.

I have a women's version, and my husband has one. They are great coats.

http://www.orvis.com/p/naval-peacoat/3K76?WebWhackKeyword=pea%20coat

made in America

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (fceHP)

273 With my cat, every coat is potentially a pee coat, if it's left on the floor.

Posted by: V the K at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (O7MnT)

274 "Dude, take that fucking cowboy hat off. Closest you ever got to cattle is at McDonalds."
---
i've got a Stetson, even though i'm a city kid.

of course, the yellow cord and the crossed sabers with 1/18 make all the difference in world.

it still has Ft Irwin dirt on it too.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (6nKtQ)

275 So if i wear the red shirt, i have to take a phaser hit?

Posted by: Trekkie at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (PNcou)

276 "Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (TOk1P) "

On baseball-reference, there's a widget where if you put in your age, it will give you the two great baseball fan aging milestones - the first date when an active MLB player was younger than you, and, if applicable, the last date when an active MLB player was older than you.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (oZ6kz)

277 212 Something I've been noticing at the gym lately is some really buff guys hiking up their shorts to just below their balls when they do squats. Not sure if there is a practical reason for this or if they're just doing it for attention. I suspect the latter since these guys are usually the same ones grunting after every set they do.
Posted by: Independent George at April 27, 2017 01:12 PM (BDZWU)



It can be practical. If your legs are perspiring, shorts can cling to your thighs when you squat, and you end up ripping the back of the shorts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (SRKgf)

278 You can wear any pants you want to your "interview".

We'll recycle them.

Posted by: V. I. Lenin, HR at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (VFhMt)

279 "I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse)."
****

Interpretive dance?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (+aCe4)

280 I have a beard, but it's fairly well-trimmed (most of the time).

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (0mRoj)

281 I remember when I was young enough to think pro ball players were men. Doing men things. Like being on tv, playing a sport.

---

I miss Jamie Moyer, he was the last ballplayer older than me

Posted by: Trekkie at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (PNcou)

282 In order to pull off wearing a fig leaf, you have to be at least somewhat fit.

Posted by: Adam and Eve at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (vRcUp)

283 >>>I'm a little surprised nobody at this smart military blog brought up "stolen valor". That whole deal makes want to throat pucnh those treasonous bastards that made it legal

Not stolen valor, but a guy on the bus the other day had one of those jackets with twenty or so military patches on them - different units, different services. It was interesting for me to ID the units, but I don't think he had a clue who they were.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (CYch+)

284 267 I don't give a fuck - I'm not giving up my chef's jacket.

With the thermometer in the sleeve.

Because I own the place. That's why.
Posted by: jwest at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (Zs4uk)

But can you cook?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (0mRoj)

285 I think Ace may have read the story about Portland being Portland.

Nothing would make me happier than to have an EMP wipe out that fucking city.

Unless it were Achmed deciding to head over to City Hall and dramatically express how much he enjoys living in such a tolerant multiculti community.

Posted by: Marie Antoinette at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (X6fMO)

286 To my knowledge it is still illegal to buy or sell a real CMH. Any on ebay would be a fake.



Srsly? Dammit! Those fucking chinks swore it was real!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (gJBE5)

287 Edit

It could be real but the buying and selling is to my understanding illegal..

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (d76uN)

288 I have a beard, but it's fairly well-trimmed (most of the time).

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (0mRoj)




Barry: So do I but her grooming needs some improvement if you know what I mean

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (493sH)

289 These new jeans also come with an internal pouch in front where Pajama Boy can insert a fake penis.

Posted by: Roy at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (7n4KQ)

290 I have a goatee and I've been thinking of letting it grow and putting little bells in it.

Posted by: Weasel at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (tU+ul)

291 Fucking sinus headache. Off, Austrian whore sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (X6fMO)

292 Gay Pride Parade? Send in a letter that a fictitious Republican group is going to march. Send in another letter three days later claiming to be amerifa and there will be violence.

Voila! Parade cancelled.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (gJBE5)

Don't be silly.

National Guard called out for protection, massive publicity regarding why, and new laws like the KKK mask ones that are only enforced against one group.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (fD1ST)

293 279 "I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse)."
****

Interpretive dance?
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (+aCe4)

AtC's patented Interpretive Dance of Rage.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (0mRoj)

294 keepshooting dot com sells a heck of a lot of milsurp stuff, mostly unissued.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (6KsvZ)

295 I love Pea coats. a submariner friend of mine gave me his about 20 years ago, then he visited me in chicago about 15 years ago and he asked to borrow it, and took it back.

Fucker.

Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (CIpNU)

296 I'm amazed that Jaromir Jagr, who started playing when I was in high school, is still in the NHL.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (7HtZB)

297 For those interested:

I have decided to NOT attend today's substitute-Ann-Coulter=speech in Berkeley.

Major riot scheduled for 2pm at Provo Park, where various conservative semi-celebrities will read the text of Coulter's speech, in her stead.

If Antifa shows up, it's game on.

My reasoning for avoiding the event is:

1. If Antifa stays away in fear, then the speech will be uneventful and boring.
2. If Antifa DOES show up, the violence could quickly become uncontrollable, and I'm getting too old to volunteer to have my skull cracked open for "the cause."

OK, I'm jus lazy. I admit it.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (DQ4Fv)

298 I have a goatee and I've been thinking of letting it grow and putting little bells in it.

-----

Meh.

I shaved mine off a few years ago. It turned totally grey.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (8XRCm)

299 Barry: So do I but her grooming needs some improvement if you know what I mean
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (493sH)

A tranny makes a terrible beard. Jeremiah Wright did you wrong.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (0mRoj)

300 Something I've been noticing at the gym lately is some really buff guys hiking up their shorts to just below their balls when they do squats.

Not all buff guys have balls.

Posted by: Chazz Bono at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (vRcUp)

301 "I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse)."
****

Interpretive dance?
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (+aCe4)

AtC's patented Interpretive Dance of Rage.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:22 PM (0mRoj)

Let me get my roll of $1's...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (6KsvZ)

302 " don't give a fuck - I'm not giving up my chef's jacket.

With the thermometer in the sleeve.

Because I own the place. That's why."


Oral, or rectal?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (J+eG2)

303
See Althouse for some of the details.
Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 01:06 PM (HcgJZ)


That has me near blind with rage.

Though, hey, at least parts of the Left are being honest that Republicans shouldn't be allowed to live, so that's nice.
Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:13 PM (mf5HN)

Oh.... my....

We did the Portland Rose fest a couple of times on my Destroyer.... good times... gave lots of tours...

We had Greens try to protest us a few times... guys on Jet skis tried to throw paint filled balloons on the ship...

2 1/2 inch fire hose.... for the WIN...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (NgKpN)

304 In the automotive world, since forever, there have been checkbook heroes ostentatiously sporting pit crew or racing team jackets. Damn few of these fellows can even so much as change their own oil, and they make dangerous spectacles of themselves even trying to drive the speed limit.

But the _image_ is all.

Especially that all-important internal self___. Team Walter Mitty.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (qJjMA)

305
Come here mama...... And dig this crazy scene
He's not too fancy..... But his line is pretty clean
He ain't no drag
Papa's got a brand new bag!!!

HEY!!

....

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (HSmrB)

306 More info from a old Stars and Stripes Article.

There is/was a thriving black market for CMHs

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lrctzos

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (d76uN)

307 I just spent $425 on a pair of jeans. Somebody please shoot me.

Posted by: wth at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (HgMAr)

308
Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:07 PM (TOk1P)

==============

I remember out here in the West (CA, AZ, NV) about a decade ago, there were people in the cities buying spray-on mud to make it look like they'd taken their 4x4s off-road.

Also remember that when YUGE mobile phones first emerged in the 80's, people in SoCal were buying fake ones so they could look important and impress others in the bumper-to-bumper commute traffic.

Posted by: ShainS at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (ZcAbN)


How bizarre. I must admit I've usually only seen the exact opposite, guys with these big trucks/suv's, and they would shine them so you would need sunglasses to look at the thing.

Some of the same guys who would NEVER wear anything that wasn't crisply ironed, and I'm not talking about execs, salesmen. Guys would wear jeans to work, and if you couldn't slice bread with the crease, they thought they were underdressed.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (TOk1P)

309 297 For those interested:

I have decided to NOT attend today's substitute-Ann-Coulter=speech in Berkeley.

Major riot scheduled for 2pm at Provo Park, where various conservative semi-celebrities will read the text of Coulter's speech, in her stead.

If Antifa shows up, it's game on.

My reasoning for avoiding the event is:

1. If Antifa stays away in fear, then the speech will be uneventful and boring.
2. If Antifa DOES show up, the violence could quickly become uncontrollable, and I'm getting too old to volunteer to have my skull cracked open for "the cause."

OK, I'm jus lazy. I admit it.
Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (DQ4Fv)

Discretion is sometimes the better part of valor.

Posted by: West at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (1Rgee)

310
But can you cook?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (0mRoj)


I just bought a German combi oven that costs as much as a car.

It knows how to cook.

Since I own it, I'm a chef and I get to wear the appropriate costume.

I'm even considering getting one with fake bacon stains.

Posted by: jwest at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (Zs4uk)

311 Oral, or rectal?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (J+eG2)

-----

Know how you can tell the difference??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (8XRCm)

312 Yeah, I'm really cheesed off by this and the Berkley Coulter event being called off.

They want a fight, let's give it to them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


The event is still happening -- but just without Coulter. Also, the location has been moved to Provo Park (near downtown) instead of on campus.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:25 PM (DQ4Fv)

313 @zombie

Well, glad you're safe. And lazy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:25 PM (6KsvZ)

314 bizarre cheese grating accident?

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM


Which would be a great name for a rock band.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2017 01:25 PM (p+Wdc)

315 I really liked the hipster Hitler cartoon WD posted a few months ago.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 01:25 PM (vRcUp)

316 ">>>I'm a little surprised nobody at this
smart military blog brought up "stolen valor". That whole deal makes
want to throat pucnh those treasonous bastards that made it legal



Not stolen valor, but a guy on the bus the other day had one of
those jackets with twenty or so military patches on them - different
units, different services. It was interesting for me to ID the units,
but I don't think he had a clue who they were.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 01:21 PM (CYch+)"

It might not be stolen valor, actually likely not. A coworker is a biker in an open club, and he has a thousand "3%" acknowledgements, but he also has a tag that says, something like "It's not me but I'm proud." I guess that is a thing with some people, though he was navy in wartime.

Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:25 PM (CIpNU)

317 I always want a pea coat, partly because of its association with merchant marines, but always feel like it would be dress-up and I can't get one. Same with army-style jackets. -ace-

Get one! They are fantastic! They look good and are really warm, which comes in handy in NYC 4 months of the year.
Mine is a decade old, still looks good. Get a real wool one, not a fashion jacket. You won't regret it and you won't look like you're in costume unless you get the cap and fishermans sweater to go with it. Even that's not a bad look, as costumes go.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (z79tQ)

318 4 wheel drive gator with a winch. Or drag it out with a chain.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 27, 2017 01:18 PM (u8Ywb)

Are you independently wealthy? You can hire a helicopter!
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (zRZaJ)

I'm thinking about my large, thick vinyl drawstring bag and my bungee cord spider web and dragging it toward the road a few hundred feet at a time. After the first 1/8 mile I've got some downhill and open land that should go quicker. I won't know until I try whether this will be a one week or one decade project.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (3myMJ)

319 So done with the bushy beards. They're everywhere.

Guys, the weather's getting warmer, you can shave the face fur. Really. No one is asking you to dump your craft beer collection, or driive a Dodge Durango, just shave.

Please.
==========

I think the big bushy beard thing is the new "I wonder what he's trying to make up for that he lacks in another department."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (vg8iE)

320 >>>Something I've been noticing at the gym lately is some really buff guys hiking up their shorts to just below their balls when they do squats. Not sure if there is a practical reason for this or if they're just doing it for attention. I suspect the latter since these guys are usually the same ones grunting after every set they do.

Depends on the cut, sometimes it's so you don't split the ass in the bottom of the squat.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (CYch+)

321 "Know how you can tell the difference??"

Of course.

The taste.



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (J+eG2)

322 Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:23 PM (DQ4Fv)


I'm glad you're not going, zombie. I think that that's a wise decision.

I'd like to see Ann Coulter repeatedly schedule a speech there, then cancel, over and over again, to fatigue the response by the Reds.

And then maybe actually show up, perhaps unannounced.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (SRKgf)

323 202 I gotta get me a pair of Duluths.

I hear such good things about them.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:11 PM (s/EUv)
----------------------------
For some reason my husband and both of my sons absolutely looooove their t-shirts. And they aren't picky about clothes, to put it mildly.

The shirts are pricey, by my Walmartish standards at least, but they make great gifts for Xmas and b'days.

The guys also love their polo shirts.

I dunno. Duluth is doing something right --- probably testing things on real men, I guess.
I just hope they don't go hip the way some companies do.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (0jtPF)

324 Ace: I enjoyed the song, nice link.

Posted by: Max Power at April 27, 2017 01:27 PM (q177U)

325 I sell the premium distressed jeans with authentic street cred.

I buy undistressed $35 jeans and you pay me $500 to wear them while you pour concrete for my home projects. At the end of the day you get to keep the jeans complete with a handshake of authentication

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 27, 2017 01:27 PM (aeqvU)

326 We had Greens try to protest us a few times... guys on Jet skis tried to throw paint filled balloons on the ship...

2 1/2 inch fire hose.... for the WIN...
Posted by: Don Q.



I. Hate. You. You ALWAYS have all the fun.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:27 PM (gJBE5)

327 Feel like a war hero, cammies with pre died shitstains.

Posted by: wickedpinto at April 27, 2017 01:27 PM (CIpNU)

328 @Meremortal

If you only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:28 PM (6KsvZ)

329 Ah. I want to look into that outfit a bit more, but I am intrigued.

Posted by: Insomniac
===

I have first-hand knowledge. Hit me with any questions.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 01:28 PM (C52a9)

330 140 Isn't 'gender fluidity' and 'trans-whatever' nothing but an elaborate version of dress-up?

Posted by: aelfheld at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (IxDhF)

From a lot of the 'trans-whatever's I've encountered, that's ALL it is, yes.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 27, 2017 01:28 PM (9TK8E)

331 You can see pretty mineralization and wood grain in the piece, which is about 17X17 inches.

OK, time for GAINZZ. Back later, morons.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:29 PM (3myMJ)

332 330 140 Isn't 'gender fluidity' and 'trans-whatever' nothing but an elaborate version of dress-up?

Posted by: aelfheld at April 27, 2017 01:03 PM (IxDhF)

From a lot of the 'trans-whatever's I've encountered, that's ALL it is, yes.
===========

Cosplay.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:29 PM (vg8iE)

333 GOING (!!) on 29? We've been lied to!!!

Posted by: free tibet with purchase of equal or great value tibet at April 27, 2017 01:29 PM (U4PcL)

334 I heard Mike Rowe's segment on this on Tucker Carlson and I was laughing so hard - he was so snarky in making fun of these stupid ass jeans..

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 01:29 PM (a0IVu)

335 "Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:17 PM (TOk1P) "

On baseball-reference, there's a widget where if you put in your age, it will give you the two great baseball fan aging milestones - the first date when an active MLB player was younger than you, and, if applicable, the last date when an active MLB player was older than you.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (oZ6kz)


No thanks. I could tell you the last player who was older than me was (and it wasn't THAT long ago), but once that milestone passed, I stopped paying attention.

These days, they're all kids.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 01:29 PM (TOk1P)

336 If you only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something...

We Do? Why didn't you list that among our assets?

Posted by: Wesley at April 27, 2017 01:29 PM (O2RFr)

337 "Know how you can tell the difference??"

Of course.

The taste.



Most people just mark them A & O.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:29 PM (gJBE5)

338 >>Also remember that when YUGE mobile phones first emerged in the 80's,
people in SoCal were buying fake ones so they could look important and
impress others in the bumper-to-bumper commute traffic.
Posted by: ShainS at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (ZcAbN)

I suspect that the fake-phone buyers were also cross-marketed into the lifelike penis extension trade.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (Bdeb0)

339
191 Way OT: So I found a rather incredible piece of petrified wood. It's lying loose on the ground about 1.25 miles from the nearest road. The way to the road is rolling and thick with sage and this piece is very heavy, think small stump. There are only narrow game and cow trails through the sage. No vehicle access possible.

Getting it out is a conundrum but I want it in my yard.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ)









Game cart.

http://tinyurl.com/m9wab56

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (cuZZW)

340 Heh, my Mom would have kicked my butt if she caught me out and about in pants that were/looked that dirty.

Posted by: Random Lurker Commenter at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (+tRIN)

341 You don't have to work to get muddy jeans. Mudding in your 90,000 custom Jeep would do the job.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (osuON)

342 @jwest

Or just make a lot of bacon. I vote for that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (6KsvZ)

343 On the flipside, Asians are no doubt endlessly amused by Americans getting tattoos that are a "a Japanese/Chinese symbol for peace/wisdom/serenity" when what they really say are....not that.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (NOIQH)


I have a Tranquility symbol near my bathtub. Done by some artist. Given to me as a gift, and I do like it a lot.

There's something about an image (logogram) that evokes peace, or wisdom or tranquility. Very nice. It's art.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (fceHP)

344 251 When will capes make a comeback?

If you're Rick Wakeman, they never went out of style.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (s/EUv)

345 Ugh. I just got an email solicitation from Sears since I had to order a replacement hose for my wet/dry vac a couple months ago.

The email was complete with a photo of a same-sex male couple, complete with child accessory.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (vg8iE)

346 Posted by: ShainS at April 27, 2017 01:15 PM (ZcAbN)

Ride up to the hog shop any weekend. It's normally filled with guys (and girls) in clean jeans with shiny leather and all manner of patches. Probably never put more than 50 miles on the bike at any one time.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (i0ykY)

347 I suspect the latter since these guys are usually the same ones grunting after every set they do.


Grunting can be legit. If someone's squatting or deadlifting a weight that is heavy (for them), it's difficult not to grunt a bit. It's like clanging the bar on the floor; tough not to do this a bit when finishing the last rep of a deadlift.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 01:31 PM (SRKgf)

348 329 Ah. I want to look into that outfit a bit more, but I am intrigued.

Posted by: Insomniac
===

I have first-hand knowledge. Hit me with any questions.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 01:28 PM (C52a9)

Roger that.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:31 PM (0mRoj)

349 Ugh. I just got an email solicitation from Sears since I had to order a replacement hose for my wet/dry vac a couple months ago.

The email was complete with a photo of a same-sex male couple, complete with child accessory.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (vg8iE)


Gee it's such a shame they are going out of business

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:31 PM (493sH)

350 When will capes make a comeback?

Capes? No capes

Posted by: Edna Mole at April 27, 2017 01:31 PM (O2RFr)

351 I'd say you've paid your dues, Zombie. Plenty of people to get some video.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 01:32 PM (RD7QR)

352 Barry and I wear 'chef pants' for easy access.

Posted by: Richard 'Dick' Branson at April 27, 2017 01:32 PM (bc2Lc)

353 Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ

Sunken logs are the rage for specialty home builders now. They go for a fortune.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 01:32 PM (osuON)

354 "Most people just mark them A & O."

But my way, you can even tell them apart in the dark.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 01:33 PM (J+eG2)

355 it still has Ft Irwin dirt on it too.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 27, 2017 01:20 PM (6nKtQ)

yes, but did you ever drive over to the Mad Greek DURING FIELD EXERCISES and eat gyros and drink strawberry milkshakes? in a Humvee? My son and his co pulled that one; they said the looks on the customer's faces in the parking lot and in the restaurant were priceless...

Posted by: the Butcher at April 27, 2017 01:33 PM (AGJqR)

356 You've been able to buy, for quite some time now, cowboy hats with built-in sweat stains. Or... of course, the illusion of sweat stains.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 27, 2017 01:33 PM (a9ltq)

357 During hunting season I wear a blaze orange Fudd hat.
Under wife mocks me when I wear it.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 01:33 PM (6LwXe)

358 I buy my wranglers at Runnings.

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 01:33 PM (gbWkA)

359 357 During hunting season I wear a blaze orange Fudd hat.
Under wife mocks me when I wear it.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 01:33 PM (6LwXe)

Well hell, I'd mock you too.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 01:34 PM (0mRoj)

360 Or just make a lot of bacon. I vote for that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (6KsvZ)


My grandkids say their mother always smells like bacon now. They're running about 240 pounds a week on the flat top, but as soon as the new oven get installed, it can cooked on sheet pans.

Posted by: jwest at April 27, 2017 01:34 PM (Zs4uk)

361 If you only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:28 PM (6KsvZ)

*puff puff*

Don't think it will go through the sage very well.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:34 PM (3myMJ)

362 349 Ugh. I just got an email solicitation from Sears since I had to order a replacement hose for my wet/dry vac a couple months ago.

The email was complete with a photo of a same-sex male couple, complete with child accessory.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (vg8iE)

Gee it's such a shame they are going out of business



What's that they say about a hard-left turn being the last gasp for failing businesses? Just read something to that effect.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:35 PM (s/EUv)

363 I also still have my Bridge Coat in the closet.

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 01:35 PM (gbWkA)

364 Conservative: your identity is the product of your decisions/choices in life and how you live it. You write your own identity by living it.

Progressive: your identity is the product of who you vote for, and who you publicly hate, and where you live, what clothes you wear etc. Its something you put on or take off as the "in-group" decides the fashion. Your identity is dictated to you by your "in-group".

Posted by: art critic at April 27, 2017 01:35 PM (xVRrG)

365 >>The email was complete with a photo of a same-sex male couple, complete with child accessory.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (vg8iE)

"Complete with child accessory." Don't know why, but that brings a chuckle. I can just imagine the beta-male voice of the toy pitchman: "...the set includes a realistic playground area, animatronic dog, and child accessory...by Mattel. Batteries not included, some assembly required."

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 01:35 PM (Bdeb0)

366 I usually grow a beard starting around November.
Because it's minus 20 fucking degrees in January, and that driveway won't plow itself.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 27, 2017 01:35 PM (QM5S2)

367 Getting it out is a conundrum but I want it in my yard.
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ)



Game cart.




---
Travois.
Injuns did it for thousands of years.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:35 PM (gJBE5)

368 I kind of struggle with this. I would like to wear suits but I can't afford them and frankly I don't go out often enough to justify it. Lacking that, I am trying to dress more my age, rather than tee shirts and jeans and a baseball cap. I'd like to wear a hat, but if you wear a fedora just with anything, it just doesn't look right; its part of an outfit or you're just a douchebag hipster.

I'd like to wear a cowboy hat, but I don't have a horse or any cattle, boots, and I am not a particularly capable rider. Me and the horse get along fine, but that's about it. I don't want to look phony but I really like how a good comfortable stetson looks.

So I'm not really sure what to do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:36 PM (39g3+)

369 "I have a Tranquility symbol near my bathtub."

I have one in the back of my freezer. It coincidentally is identical to the Val-U-Rite label logo.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (qJjMA)

370 >>>I have decided to NOT attend today's substitute-Ann-Coulter=speech in Berkeley.


Even though you will not be there in person, any info you hear about feel free to share.

Posted by: Max Power at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (q177U)

371 There's a fundamental difference between wearing military gear as part of a "stolen valor" fraud vs. wearing militaria-chic as part of a fashion statement.

Female wearing oversized army jacket = sexy

...and no one would assume that she's trying to claim she's in the Delta Force or whatever.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (DQ4Fv)

372 @WhatWhatWhat?

Jah, I think Sarah Hoyt said that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (6KsvZ)

373 My gym (let's just call it Shworld Shwym) has signs all over the place:

No Grunting
No Clanging Weights
No Chalk
Return weights to racks


Everyone of those rules is violated almost continually.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (s/EUv)

374 During hunting season I wear a blaze orange Fudd hat.

Those may look dumb but they are damn comfortable and warm.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (39g3+)

375 Got your Tony Lamas on and your jeans pressed tight.

Posted by: Pre Sell-out Jimmy Buffet at April 27, 2017 01:38 PM (bc2Lc)

376 Jah, I think Sarah Hoyt said that.


Thanks. I think I caught her piece linked over at Insty.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:38 PM (s/EUv)

377 The email was complete with a photo of a same-sex male couple, complete with child accessory.

Your lucky. I shopped at Sears online for tractor chains and a bagger for my lawn mower. Now I get Sears ads with a grid of pictures of various lawn things, plus two very racy pictures.

First is a close up shot of a pair of green panties, with an obscene amount of camel toe. Second is an actual S&M sex toy. It's a pic of a seated redhead in her underwear, and a solid bar chained between her ankles as a spreader. A kinklabs something or other. This is Sears online. And on my work computer, so there is zero risk of my "recreational" web searches polluting the results.

Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 01:38 PM (r/tiB)

378 >>So I'm not really sure what to do. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:36 PM (39g3+)

Are you wearing the clothes, or are the clothes wearing you?

Posted by: Soren KierkeZod at April 27, 2017 01:38 PM (Bdeb0)

379 I don't want to look phony but I really like how a good comfortable stetson looks.

So I'm not really sure what to do.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:36 PM (39g3+)

Unless your job dictates what you can wear, get the hat. Wear it. Enjoy it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:38 PM (6KsvZ)

380 I just bought a German combi oven that costs as much as a car.

It knows how to cook.

Since I own it, I'm a chef and I get to wear the appropriate costume.

I'm even considering getting one with fake bacon stains.
Posted by: jwest at April 27, 2017 01:24 PM (Zs4uk)


nice

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:38 PM (fceHP)

381 373 My gym (let's just call it Shworld Shwym) has signs all over the place:

No Grunting
No Clanging Weights
No Chalk
Return weights to racks


Everyone of those rules is violated almost continually.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (s/EUv)

That's not a gym. That's a workout facility.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 01:39 PM (osuON)

382 "Female wearing oversized army jacket = sexy "

Linda Cardhilini in Freaks and Geeks.

Cute as all get-out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 01:39 PM (J+eG2)

383 A Patriot anti-ballistic missile intercepts a drone that had infiltrated from Syria
After reports that Israel attacked Syria this evening, a Patriot anti-ballistic missile launched intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle that infiltrated from Syria.

Not exactly cost effective?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 01:39 PM (KlI/a)

384 Lacking that, I am trying to dress more my age, rather than tee shirts and jeans and a baseball cap.



Fuck me. There's and age for that? That's standard off the clock attire for me.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:39 PM (gJBE5)

385
No Clanging Weights

That's the best sound in the world. Iron hitting iron is invigorating and is scinetifically PROVEN to raise one's testosterone by 300%!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:39 PM (HjTzR)

386
I think the big bushy beard thing is the new "I wonder what he's trying to make up for that he lacks in another department."
Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:26 PM (vg8iE)


With the way society is hell bent on removing anything remotely masculine in pop culture it could be that more young men are wearing the bushy beards as a statement.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 27, 2017 01:39 PM (lKyWE)

387 >>>Or maybe the urban lumberjack look?<<<

I know a dude who on his first day of work at a lumber mill dressed up as a lumberjack. The whole bit; flannel shirt, red suspenders, knee high logger boots, and woolen pants tucked into his boots. Hipster Boy didn't make it a full shift. For obvious reasons, texting, assclowning and sawmills don't go well together.

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 01:40 PM (TNQMS)

388
I also love the sound of rocks and bricks hitting other rocks and bricks.

It also raises testosterone.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:40 PM (HjTzR)

389 World Workout Facility just doesn't have that ring to it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:40 PM (s/EUv)

390 It's a pic of a seated redhead in her underwear, and a solid bar chained between her ankles as a spreader. A kinklabs something or other. This is Sears online. And on my work computer, so there is zero risk of my "recreational" web searches polluting the results.



Link please. Uh, asking for a friend.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (gJBE5)

391
Ever stack wood?

It gives you boners.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (HjTzR)

392 Travois.
Injuns did it for thousands of years.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:35 PM (gJBE5)

Yes, I'm considering that. Lots of varied and difficult terrain including deep soft dirt on a steep hillside.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (3myMJ)

393 I also love the sound of rocks and bricks hitting other rocks and bricks.




You'll love Leavenworth.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (gJBE5)

394 BTW: I'm aware there's bigger and newer news.


I am so out of touch. Curse you gainful employment!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (QQ+il)

395 Ever stack wood?


No but I've laid some lumber

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (KlI/a)

396 O/T some good-ish news:

Wednesday on the Laura Ingraham's nationally syndicated radio show,
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said if
Congress doesn't help President Donald Trump begin to build the
U.S.-Mexico border wall, voters will walk away from the GOP
in 2018.


At least she gets it.
Or she's just another GOP liar, but it sounds like she gets it since she's not a DC person...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (NOIQH)

397 SO the daughter asks dad if she can borrow the car tonight. He says "Sure but I need a BJ for it." The daughter gets busy and says "Hey, this taste like shit." Dad says "Oh that's right, your brother has the car tonight.".

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (cOHS7)

398 "I also love the sound of rocks and bricks hitting other rocks and bricks. "

I love the sound of two hollow coconut shells striking each other.



Reminds me of two liberals bending down to grab a dropped twenty dollar bill.

And hitting their heads together

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (J+eG2)

399
Things that lower your testosterone:

Internet
Quiche
Apple products

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (HjTzR)

400 There's and age for that? That's standard off the clock attire for me.

I am 51 with white hair and beard, I don't look old but I don't look like a kid any more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (39g3+)

401

I noticed liberal Nordstrom's does not have a Blue Stained Dress for sale.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (fceHP)

402 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:36 PM (39g3+)

Get the hat....wear it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (i0ykY)

403 My gym (let's just call it Shworld Shwym) has signs all over the place:

No Grunting
No Clanging Weights
No Chalk
Return weights to racks


Everyone of those rules is violated almost continually.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (s/EUv)



Wait, no chalk? I can sort of see the rest but chalking your hands is a practical thing to do.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (mf5HN)

404 SO the daughter asks dad if she can borrow the car tonight. He says "Sure but I need a BJ for it." The daughter gets busy and says "Hey, this taste like shit." Dad says "Oh that's right, your brother has the car tonight.".
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (cOHS7)

That's terrible and I'm stealing that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (6KsvZ)

405 Hey, if anybody needs mud on their jeans, I've got a garden that needs turning over, right away.

Seriously, $425? I can get your jeans muddy for a lot less.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (NXsWM)

406 This story is definitely more important thN the one about Mike Flynn taking secret payments from Russia

Posted by: Him at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (WmBUO)

407
You'll love Leavenworth.

Do they still break rocks there? Did they ever?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (HjTzR)

408 Things that lower your testosterone:

Internet
Quiche




Quiche? Srsly? One handed bacon & eggs?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (gJBE5)

409 Wait, no chalk? I can sort of see the rest but chalking your hands is a practical thing to do.
Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:43 PM (mf5HN)


...it goes on your hands?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 01:44 PM (8nWyX)

410 Ugh. I just got an email solicitation from Sears since I had to order a replacement hose for my wet/dry vac a couple months ago.

The email was complete with a photo of a same-sex male couple, complete with child accessory.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 01:30 PM (vg8iE)

I shudder to think what they're planning on doing with the hose.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 01:44 PM (7HtZB)

411
I can sort of see the rest but chalking your hands is a practical thing to do.

Not when they want to sell you gloves!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:44 PM (HjTzR)

412 "I just bought a German combi oven that costs as much as a car.
It knows how to cook."

I'm just not going to make the German oven jokes. Just. Not.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 27, 2017 01:44 PM (qJjMA)

413 if Congress doesn't help President Donald Trump begin to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, voters will walk away from the GOP in 2018.

She's not wrong. I don't give a crap about the wall, I think its dumb and kind of an ugly symbol, but its also symbolic of the government's commitment to border security and whether they are listening to the public or not. Its a question of leadership and representation. People want that wall, they want Obamacare gone, and they want government to listen to them for once. The GOP has a chance here to step up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:44 PM (39g3+)

414 >>>There's a fundamental difference between wearing military gear as part of a "stolen valor" fraud vs. wearing militaria-chic as part of a fashion statement.

No one said wearing military style clothing is stolen valor. But sometimes it can be unintentionally amusing. Some patches might look neat on clothes but might not convey the message thought to convey. Kinda like Chinese character tattoos.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (CYch+)

415 World Workout Facility just doesn't have that ring to it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:40 PM (s/EUv)



How about Average Joe's

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (493sH)

416 I noticed liberal Nordstrom's does not have a Blue Stained Dress for sale.

---

FYI, that's a presidential seal of approval

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (PNcou)

417
Gloves. [snort]

If you don't like the feel of iron in your hands...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (HjTzR)

418 There's and age for that? That's standard off the clock attire for me.

I am 51 with white hair and beard, I don't look old but I don't look like a kid any more.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (39g3+)

I'm with Rick but find your own style. Take a Saturday off and go shopping. Grab a female friend or grab a hot female saleswoman and ask her for advice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (6KsvZ)

419 ": I'm aware there's bigger and newer news. Some of it makes me so angry I really need to process it so I can express myself in something other than curses (and worse)."

That's ok, we'll be around. Waiting.

Posted by: Kid Glock at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (2oBxT)

420 Splitting several cords of wood with the maul definately raises the testosterone.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (fAZRN)

421 And to talk into this microphone...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (6KsvZ)

422 Not when they want to sell you gloves!
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:44 PM (HjTzR)


*headdesk*


Duh. Count on me to miss the obvious.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

423 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:40 PM (s/EUv

I don't think the original World Gym told Arnold not to grunt or clang the weights.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (osuON)

424 355 Crap, NTC and the bad memories.

Posted by: morigu at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (gU+/s)

425
It is also clinically scientifically proven listening to the Conan soundtrack also raises your test levels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9icM1Wth1o

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (HjTzR)

426 397
SO the daughter asks dad if she can borrow the car tonight. He says
"Sure but I need a BJ for it." The daughter gets busy and says "Hey,
this taste like shit." Dad says "Oh that's right, your brother has the
car tonight.".


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (cOHS7)

But I don't have a brother.

Posted by: Chelsea Clintoon, Braintrust at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (GX63o)

427 You'll love Leavenworth.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (gJBE5)



Chicolini, I can give you 10 years at Leavenworth or 11 years at Twelveworth


I'll take five and ten and Woolworth's.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (493sH)

428
I noticed liberal Nordstrom's does not have a Blue Stained Dress for sale.


If an intern blows Trump there will be.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (qJhUV)

429 Well this just clinches my decision to put out a new clothing line memorializing the post battle grit and blood-covered clothes of the hero of Hacksaw Ridge.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 27, 2017 01:47 PM (MK1zk)

430 Unless your job dictates what you can wear, get the hat. Wear it. Enjoy it.

Get the hat....wear it.


Are you guys serious? I don't want to seem like I'm playing dress up, but I do look good in the cowboy hat. And it would keep my hair out of my face. This isn't Texas, the only people wearing them around here are either urban cowboys (rare these days) or actual, you know, ranchers in Eastern Oregon

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:47 PM (39g3+)

431 Wait, no chalk? I can sort of see the rest but chalking your hands is a practical thing to do.


I think it's because it leaves a mess all over the floor.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:47 PM (s/EUv)

432 If you don't like the feel of iron in your hands...

---

then let go of my pecker

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 01:47 PM (PNcou)

433 Did we discuss the Beverly Hillbillies episode where the Clampet's "fashion style" was being copied by the wealthiest family?

Right now I'm in the back seat praying for my life while my youngest takes her driving test, so I have no idea what's been covered so far.

Posted by: Ruth Ruben at April 27, 2017 01:47 PM (Mr4y8)

434 Grab a female friend or grab a hot female saleswoman and ask her for advice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (6KsvZ)


By the mish?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 01:48 PM (493sH)

435 @Soothsayer

Basil poledouris, nice

Holst and Carl Orff is also good for that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:48 PM (6KsvZ)

436 @TheQuietMan

It's how they say hello in Australia...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:48 PM (6KsvZ)

437 But I don't have a brother.
Posted by: Chelsea Clintoon, Braintrust at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (GX63o)

---

Jeebus, how is it that we never awarded Chelsea a brother?

Posted by: Women's Day at April 27, 2017 01:49 PM (PNcou)

438 Apropos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b76kjd5nvMg

Posted by: Ken in NH at April 27, 2017 01:49 PM (gDMFf)

439 Since we are all 29 now, I propose that if we want to mention an age that we totes aren't, we could use the format "29.47".

If one were totes not 47, which I am not admitting at all.

Posted by: Mama AJ or totes not Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 01:49 PM (wwL6Q)

440 If you don't like the feel of iron in your hands...




Best hope that bow & arrow works.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:49 PM (gJBE5)

441 @Christopher R Taylor

Totally serious. Wear what makes you happy, if you think you look good in it, go for it.

Just no bolo ties. There are limits...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:49 PM (6KsvZ)

442 I'd like to nominate Chelsea Clinton for the "Courage to Cross the Street" award.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 27, 2017 01:49 PM (4AVeu)

443
Basil poledouris, nice

I googled this and got Robocop results??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:49 PM (HjTzR)

444
But I don't have a brother. Posted by: Chelsea Clintoon, Braintrust at April 27, 2017 01:


That you know of

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 27, 2017 01:50 PM (lKyWE)

445 Since we are all 29 now, I propose that if we want to mention an age that we totes aren't, we could use the format "29.47".

If one were totes not 47, which I am not admitting at all.
Posted by: Mama AJ



29.54.5

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:50 PM (gJBE5)

446 If an intern blows Trump there will be.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (qJhUV)

What with Melania, I can't imagine this is even an issue.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 01:50 PM (NXsWM)

447 Since we are culturally appropriating, I think I will mow my lawn today.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (GX63o)

448 445 Since we are all 29 now, I propose that if we want to mention an age that we totes aren't, we could use the format "29.47".

If one were totes not 47, which I am not admitting at all.
Posted by: Mama AJ



29.54.5
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:50 PM (gJBE5)

Get offa my lawn.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (NXsWM)

449 Most of those gym rules are so they don't scare off people showing up there for the first time with a shiny new membership and the price tag still on their sweats. If it seems too hardcore and everyone seems really into it, it might make new people uncomfortable and scare them off.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (39g3+)

450 Just no bolo ties. There are limits...



The official state tie of New Mexico?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (gJBE5)

451 [Even though you will not be there in person, any info you hear about feel free to share.
Posted by: Max Power


So far all I know is:

The dude named "Gavin McInnes" from "The Proud Boys" -- a semi-satirical alt-right group that's part improv comedy troupe and part street-fightin' army -- along with sex-bomb alt-babe Brittany Pettibone and a few other conservative "citizen journalist" stars, have apparently gotten the text of Ann Coulter's speech, and will read it at Civic Center Park (more commonly known by its nickname, Provo Park) at Allston and MLK near downtown Berkeley at 2pm today (the same place where the previous two riots happened).

They said "We WILL read the speech, and no one is going top stop us, period."

It remains to be seen if Antifa will show up and take the challenge.

From what I can tell, BAMN will indeed be there -- but BAMN is a smaller group, who generally DON'T mask up, and are a slightly older demographic -- but no less violent (in fact, are potentially more violent, as their philosophy approves of killing to induce revolution).

The "problem" is that BAMN almost certainly could not generate enough number of attendees to even come close to challenging the alt-right types who are already in town. And without Antifa to back them up, BAMN may simply stand down and taunt from the sidelines.

I suspect the whole even will actually be much smaller than the April 15 event, because:

-- Antifa may be too scared to volunteer to get their asses kicked once again; and
-- The alt-right are more likely to have jobs and be from out of town, and so couldn't show up in Berkeley on a moment's notice for a rumble.

Could be a big fizzle.

Anyway, even from afar, the current status is easily seen: several helicopters (police and media) already circling over Berkeley in anticipation of the possible fracas.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (DQ4Fv)

452 I'd like to nominate Chelsea Clinton for the "Fearless Women's Award" for brushing her teeth with mere tap water and commercially available dentifrice.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (4AVeu)

453
btw, one of the comments for the Conan soundtrack vid is in reference to the Dislikes for the video:

"37 people will drown in lakes of blood"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (HjTzR)

454 I'm just not going to make the German oven jokes. Just. Not.
Posted by: torquewrench at April 27, 2017 01:44 PM (qJjMA)


I got the double stacked version on casters, but this company does make ovens large enough to walk in to...

Posted by: jwest at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (Zs4uk)

455 Ok, need to work, then off to lunch. Later morons.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (6KsvZ)

456 >>>Wait, no chalk? I can sort of see the rest but chalking your hands is a practical thing to do.

Chalk usually gets banned because some douches chalk up like they're a priest incensing the altar. It goes on the hands, maybe on key parts of the bar or back, but that's it. The squat rack or platform should not look like a drug bust just went down. I've been able to chalk up everywhere including gyms where it's banned because I chalk up conservatively. Of course, downside is I have a chalk supply that will last from now until Buck Rogers gives me a spot.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (CYch+)

457 I just got an email solicitation from Sears since I had to order a replacement hose for my wet/dry vac a couple months ago.

The email was complete with a photo of a same-sex male couple, complete with child accessory.

--

It's all the rage. My last few Pottery Barn mail catalogs have featured "real people" couples and how they redecorated their living spaces: two chicks featured in one, two guys featured in another, and just for those 1950s people out there, a man and woman featured in one.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (+FSld)

458 Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said if Congress doesn't help President Donald Trump begin to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, voters will walk away from the GOP in 2018.

LOLOLOL!!!! and go where?

Bwaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

I know, let's all be Democrats!


Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (/U083)

459 On my dad's birthday this year, he turned 88, I am 55 and the boy wonder is 11. Boy wonder noticed the coolness of that convergence, even though it is exactly meaningless. When you are an 11 year old boy, it's cool.

Age is a number. Dad still does three miles a day, with mom, who is 87. And me? I need to get out there in the garden once it stops raining, dammit.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (NXsWM)

460 Y'know. I'm feeling better and better about wearing bow ties.

Posted by: Buford at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (smbfF)

461 Only problem with getting a cowboy hat is that they only reallyl sell in western wear stores around here and they really give to you on the price. "Howdy pardner, this boot will only set yuh back $250! For the one boot. The matching pair is $500."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (39g3+)

462 373 My gym (let's just call it Shworld Shwym) has signs all over the place:

No Grunting
No Clanging Weights
No Chalk
Return weights to racks


Everyone of those rules is violated almost continually.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 01:37 PM (s/EUv)



My gym pet peeve (besides assholes taking up equipment while they dick around with their phones): people who stand fixed barbells precariously on end in between sets. If that thing falls it could easily break someone's foot. Put the goddamned thing down flat on the ground.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (SRKgf)

463 Sorry pajama boys. Those jeans still won't make you look butch.

Posted by: Abby Normal at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (cQO95)

464 Chelsea Clinton just carried her empty mocchachino cup to the trash at Starbucks. I'd like to nominate her for the "Outstanding Planet Earth Warrior" award.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (4AVeu)

465 Christopher buy it! Especially if you look good in it!

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (zRZaJ)

466 433
Right now I'm in the back seat praying for my life while my youngest takes her driving test, so I have no idea what's been covered so far.
Posted by: Ruth Ruben at April 27, 2017 01:47 PM (Mr4y
-----------------------------
Lord, have mercy.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (0jtPF)

467 >>From what I can tell, BAMN will indeed be there -- but BAMN is a smaller
group, who generally DON'T mask up, and are a slightly older
demographic -- but no less violent (in fact, are potentially more
violent, as their philosophy approves of killing to induce revolution).


I seem to recall crazypants BAMN leader Yvette Felarca getting caught on video encouraging violence at the Milo speech riot. BAMN folks seem seriously, dangerously crazed (from what I've seen from a safe distance )

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 01:54 PM (NOIQH)

468 452 I'd like to nominate Chelsea Clinton for the "Fearless Women's Award" for brushing her teeth with mere tap water and commercially available dentifrice.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (4AVeu)

I'd like her to have to live a real life for once, short on cash, long on real work and paying taxes and having to fish and hunt to fill the freezer.

Git needs to learn the truth or STFU.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 01:54 PM (NXsWM)

469 Anyway, even from afar, the current status is easily seen: several helicopters (police and media) already circling over Berkeley in anticipation of the possible fracas.



Pop off a dry chemical fire extinguisher.
(Even convicts think it's tear gas)

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 01:55 PM (gJBE5)

470 I think the REAL Bravery Award should go to Chelsea's dildo. If that thing doesn't go down there armed I'd be shocked.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 27, 2017 01:55 PM (cOHS7)

471 I like how bolo ties look but I've a strict no-tie policy. Its hard enough to find shirts that fit my neck let alone wrapping a noose around it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:55 PM (39g3+)

472 My gym pet peeve (besides assholes taking up equipment while they dick around with their phones): people who stand fixed barbells precariously on end in between sets. If that thing falls it could easily break someone's foot. Put the goddamned thing down flat on the ground.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (SRKgf)


Holy crap, never seen that. Mine is people not spraying/wiping equipment when they're done.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 01:55 PM (8nWyX)

473 Chelsea Clinton slipped out of my condom 38 years ago. I'd like to nominate her for the "Henry Houdini Award."

Posted by: Web Hubbell at April 27, 2017 01:55 PM (4AVeu)

474 Splitting several cords of wood with the maul definately raises the testosterone.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 01:45 PM (fAZRN)

Yeah, but I don't have to set my beer down with my hydraulic splitter.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 27, 2017 01:55 PM (QM5S2)

475 We're proud to announce that Chelsea Clinton is our recycler of the year. At last count she has re-tweeted 657 comments this month alone!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 01:56 PM (PNcou)

476 461 Only problem with getting a cowboy hat is that they only reallyl sell in western wear stores around here and they really give to you on the price. "Howdy pardner, this boot will only set yuh back $250! For the one boot. The matching pair is $500."
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:53 PM (39g3+)

True Value store in Sauk City, Wisconsin sells 'em. Good prices, good quality. You aren't looking far enough, I think.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 01:56 PM (NXsWM)

477 452 I'd like to nominate Chelsea Clinton for the "Fearless Women's Award" for brushing her teeth with mere tap water and commercially available dentifrice.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (4AVeu)



With an oak leaf cluster for drinking spritzers made with domestic wine.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 01:56 PM (SRKgf)

478


For the lady in your life, jeans can be bundled with the Ultramoor Mud Mask by OMOROVICZA.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 01:56 PM (fceHP)

479 LOLOLOL!!!! and go where?

Bwaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

I know, let's all be Democrats!


Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (/U083)



Or, hear me out now, one could just not vote.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (mf5HN)

480 >>>Link please. Uh, asking for a friend

Just google image search for:

sears kinklabs adjustable spreader bar

You will get the mix of Sears lawn tools and S&M sex toy.
Sears has apparently pulled the actual product though.

The image search results give a good approximation of the actual ads that were popping up on my computer.

Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (r/tiB)

481 From what I can tell, BAMN will indeed be there -- but BAMN is a smaller group, who generally DON'T mask up, and are a slightly older demographic -- but no less violent (in fact, are potentially more violent, as their philosophy approves of killing to induce revolution).

The "problem" is that BAMN almost certainly could not generate enough number of attendees to even come close to challenging the alt-right types who are already in town. And without Antifa to back them up, BAMN may simply stand down and taunt from the sidelines.

I suspect the whole even will actually be much smaller than the April 15 event, because:

-- Antifa may be too scared to volunteer to get their asses kicked once again; and
-- The alt-right are more likely to have jobs and be from out of town, and so couldn't show up in Berkeley on a moment's notice for a rumble.

Could be a big fizzle.

Anyway, even from afar, the current status is easily seen: several helicopters (police and media) already circling over Berkeley in anticipation of the possible fracas.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (DQ4Fv)


I've tangled with BAMN before. They're a bit more about the message than the violence compared to AntiFa, but far more willing to get violent, and are probably more capable of it.

Posted by: By Any Hat Necissary at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (rUIbB)

482 True Value store in Sauk City, Wisconsin sells 'em. Good prices, good quality.

Pretty sure I can buy a hat cheaper than the ticket to Wisconsin from Oregon.

Seriously though, it might be worth checking small towns though. Lots of nice places around here, they might have what I need.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (39g3+)

483 I wonder if there is a market for a line of scrubs with faux gore all over them.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (QQ+il)

484 "Oh that's right, your brother has the car tonight.".
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (cOHS7)

I've passed on throwing that joke out here, thinking it was too much even for this place.
Guess I was wrong again.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (z79tQ)

485
When I see a big rock, I want to pick it up just to see if I can.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 01:58 PM (HjTzR)

486 isn't Nordstroms behind the curve ? Japanese visitors would pay good money for my old 501's. worn out boots I'll even throw my old pink hard hat into the bag.


anyway I could get rich on this deal!

Perhaps they would like my flowing flowery skirts and old potato sack tops with a few pair of my sandals?

on the other hand, I play dress up to an also use the correct untensile when dining out.

I just can't imagine Wanting to dress down.

Hey aren't they worried they might get some hard work ethics by pretending ?

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 01:58 PM (0Ryp5)

487 The image search results give a good approximation of the actual ads that were popping up on my computer.
Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (r/tiB)

---

you Sir, are a great American!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 01:58 PM (PNcou)

488 Derelicte!

Posted by: NewPoster at April 27, 2017 01:59 PM (R+LOu)

489 459 On my dad's birthday this year, he turned 88, I am 55 and the boy wonder is 11. Boy wonder noticed the coolness of that convergence, even though it is exactly meaningless. When you are an 11 year old boy, it's cool.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 01:52 PM (NXsWM)
------------------------------
Er,....I'm not an 11 yr old boy and I think it's damned cool!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 27, 2017 01:59 PM (0jtPF)

490 BAMN folks seem seriously, dangerously crazed
Posted by: Lizzy


Well, their name says everything you need to know about them: By Any Means Necessary. It's taken froma Malcolm X speech, from before he "mellowed out" near the end of his life, when he said, essentially paraphrasing Vladimir Lenin, that revolutionaries need to take "any means necessary" to bring about communism, meaning bloodshed. It is one of the primary philosopher pillars of Leninist thought -- that the ends justify the means.

So yeah, if BAMN thinks that starting to shoot and murder people is the best way to accelerate the arrival of Helter Skelter, then they will not hesitate to do it. They have ZERO moral compunctions about violence.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:59 PM (DQ4Fv)

491 Oh here it is. Still in Sears.com.
Link in nic

Posted by: wooga at April 27, 2017 01:59 PM (r/tiB)

492 I wonder if there is a market for a line of scrubs with faux gore all over them.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (QQ+il)




Al Gore: If you get close enough when I release my chakra you can get some real Gore on it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (493sH)

493 "So You Can Play Dress-Up as Someone From the Outdoors-Working Class"

I remember a time when parents didn't hover over their kids organizing every single minute of their awake life. In those olden times you could find kids playing in the mud. Now there are emotionally stunted adults (cough, pajama boy, cough) immerse themselves in child-like experiences they should have gotten out of their systems in the adolescent years. Why any postpubescent human would have an interest in this type of fashion is beyond me.

Posted by: DaveD at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (P5fqQ)

494
Seriously though, it might be worth checking small towns though. Lots of nice places around here, they might have what I need.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (39g3+)

The best shoe store anywhere is in the thriving metropolis of Black Earth, WI. Worth the drive, most days.

Small towns still have value that you won't find in the city.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (NXsWM)

495 483 I wonder if there is a market for a line of scrubs with faux gore all over them.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (QQ+il)

Not with blood but in the 80's I knew a lot of non-medical people who wore either the top or bottom.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (osuON)

496 Every time I get jeans good and broken in, they look like I walked through a shredder, the knees blow out, the hems are all frayed. But they are comfy. I think my knees are bladed or something, always wearing out there first on my pants.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

497 philosopher pillars = philosophical pillars

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (DQ4Fv)

498 Oh here it is. Still in Sears.com.

Link in nic

Well. Sears has certainly changed...

Posted by: tu3031 at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (qJhUV)

499 Those pants ain't worth $425 without the fake mud.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (jsWA

That's really the crux of it. Blue jeans are casual clothing and/or work clothing. I expect mine to get dirty and stained, but honestly so. And if I had to pay more than $29 for a pair, I'd bitch like Hell.

Anyone who pays that kind of coin for blue jeans is a fool.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (0deF2)

500 Anyway, even from afar, the current status is easily seen: several helicopters (police and media) already circling over Berkeley in anticipation of the possible fracas.
Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (DQ4Fv)


good for gavin

he's always living on the edge

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (fceHP)

501 Holy crap, never seen that. Mine is people not spraying/wiping equipment when they're done.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 01:55 PM (8nWyX)



Yeah, it's a thing here. I think it's really dangerous. It'd be so easy for someone to bump the damned thing (they're actually easy to overlook) and then TIMBERRRRRRRR! onto someone else.

The half-reppers are amusing/irritating, but people standing fixed barbells on end should have their balls cut off.

And as for re-racking, I once saw a female gym employee struggling to carry another fixed barbell all the way across the gym back to where it belonged.

Being old-fashioned, I stopped what I was doing and did it for her. But who is so ignorant as to do something like that? You took the barbell; now bring it back.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (SRKgf)

502 "Holy crap, never seen that. Mine is people not spraying/wiping equipment when they're done."


We have a little pajama boy in the gym that uses one of the TV's to hook up to his Ipad so he can do T-25. The little shit never switches it back to regular TV when he's done. Plus, he blow drys his hair naked in the locker room. Uncalled for.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (OD2ni)

503 Oh here it is. Still in Sears.com.




WTF? She's clothed. And $70?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (gJBE5)

504 philosopher pillars = philosophical pillars

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (DQ4Fv)


Damn straight!

Posted by: Socrates at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (rUIbB)

505 >>452
I'd like to nominate Chelsea Clinton for the "Fearless Women's Award"
for brushing her teeth with mere tap water and commercially available
dentifrice. Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 27, 2017 01:51 PM (4AVeu)

I'd like to nominate Chelsea Clinton for the "Recycling Award" for skinning a cop's face and wearing it in a ploy to escape her police captors and resume her career of psychotic cannibalism and pursuit of a young but wised-up FBI agent that concludes with her, in mufti (cool white linen suit), preparing to "have a friend for dinner."


Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (Bdeb0)

506 That stone is too large. Perhaps I could lift that smaller stone, or give me a few months to train.

Posted by: Fat Hercules at April 27, 2017 02:02 PM (QQ+il)

507 I remember wearing scrubs in the 80s. They are super comfortable and back then they were super cheap (at least until they became a fashion statement). Great for the dorm or at home.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:02 PM (39g3+)

508 I wore a bolo tie to a freshman dance. Probably why I'm still single.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 02:02 PM (7HtZB)

509 Question: So why not just get some regular jeans, and go out and clear brush for an hour or two? That's a lot cheaper.

Answer: Eww, smell. Actual dirty jeans smell like someone has been working in them. If someone has dirty jeans but emanates a wafty odor of cinnamon, he might be a poser.

Posted by: Immolte at April 27, 2017 02:02 PM (a1oE7)

510 Not with blood but in the 80's I knew a lot of non-medical people who wore either the top or bottom.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 02:00 PM (osuON)




Barry: Kinky but I'm totes straight now. Except for the weekends and if Michelle is out of town and on vacations and when no one is looking or when...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 02:02 PM (493sH)

511 Well. Sears has certainly changed...
Posted by: tu3031 at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (qJhUV)


Sears is going under.

Reminds of the no-holds-bar tactics when a tv show is circling the drain - they just throw as much liberal propaganda out as they can, because they know the show is cut

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 02:03 PM (fceHP)

512 If they want to pretend hard labor is cool, why can't we talk them into digging a pool for us morons, we'll call it 'get to work for realz for the flyover peeps''

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:03 PM (0Ryp5)

513 Nordstrom, not Nordstrom's.

Posted by: todd at April 27, 2017 02:03 PM (t0Bff)

514 Anyone who pays that kind of coin for blue jeans is a fool.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



You've just described every customer of Nordstrom, Dillards, Needless Markup, ....

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:03 PM (gJBE5)

515 So yeah, if BAMN thinks that starting to shoot and murder people is the best way to accelerate the arrival of Helter Skelter, then they will not hesitate to do it. They have ZERO moral compunctions about violence.
Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 01:59 PM (DQ4Fv)


Angela Davis is like that. I have no doubt whatsoever that she was involved in the Marin County courthouse shootout up to her bushy Afro, and no doubt involved in all sorts of other shit we didn't find out about.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (SRKgf)

516 We have a little pajama boy in the gym that uses one of the TV's to hook up to his Ipad so he can do T-25. The little shit never switches it back to regular TV when he's done. Plus, he blow drys his hair naked in the locker room. Uncalled for.
Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (OD2ni)

Faggot.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (NXsWM)

517 It's all the rage. My last few Pottery Barn mail catalogs have featured "real people" couples and how they redecorated their living spaces: two chicks featured in one, two guys featured in another, and just for those 1950s people out there, a man and woman featured in one.
==================

Speaking of "all the rage." I was reading last night about Alien: Covenant, and yeah, a same-sex male couple will be "prominently" featured.

Great. Why the fuck do they have to ruin everything? I don't watch those movies for love stories and personal relationships. Who the fuck does???

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (vg8iE)

518 >>>Holy crap, never seen that. Mine is people not spraying/wiping equipment when they're done.

I only spray if I got blood on it.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (CYch+)

519 I have no trouble with wearing military-style clothing. I grew up wearing my dad's old khaki shirts and belts. The Kaboom of kid's clothing, circa 1968.

Posted by: Surellin at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (dHQbf)

520 Or, hear me out now, one could just not vote.
Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 01:57 PM (mf5HN)


Same difference.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 02:05 PM (/U083)

521 339
191 Way OT: So I found a rather incredible piece of petrified wood. It's lying loose on the ground about 1.25 miles from the nearest road. The way to the road is rolling and thick with sage and this piece is very heavy, think small stump. There are only narrow game and cow trails through the sage. No vehicle access possible.

Getting it out is a conundrum but I want it in my yard.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ)





339
191 Way OT: So I found a rather incredible piece of petrified wood. It's lying loose on the ground about 1.25 miles from the nearest road. The way to the road is rolling and thick with sage and this piece is very heavy, think small stump. There are only narrow game and cow trails through the sage. No vehicle access possible.

Getting it out is a conundrum but I want it in my yard.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ)


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


A children's Red Wagon. I bought one to haul around heavy stuff. They're a lot more stable than a wheel barrow. And you pull it which is much easier than pushing.

http://tinyurl.com/m9wab56

Posted by: Soona at April 27, 2017 02:06 PM (Fmupd)

522 Plus, he blow drys his hair naked in the locker room. Uncalled for.
Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (OD2ni)



Yuk.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:06 PM (SRKgf)

523 this is so strange in so many ways.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:06 PM (0Ryp5)

524
That stone is too large. Perhaps I could lift that smaller stone, or give me a few months to train.

Classic!

One of the few funny snl skits.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 02:06 PM (HjTzR)

525 386
With the way society is hell bent on removing anything remotely masculine in pop culture it could be that more young men are wearing the bushy beards as a statement.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 27, 2017 01:39 PM (lKyWE)


Maybe bushy beards coming back into style is a sign that CW2.0 is imminent.

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 02:06 PM (xjiRE)

526 Disregard the link. Copy/paste fail.

Posted by: Soona at April 27, 2017 02:07 PM (Fmupd)

527 So yeah, if BAMN thinks that starting to shoot and murder people is the best way to accelerate the arrival of Helter Skelter, then they will not hesitate to do it. They have ZERO moral compunctions about violence.
Posted by: zombie



Oh Warriorssssss, come out and playyyyyyy!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:07 PM (gJBE5)

528 I love doing the work that gets your jeans looking like that. Digging, hauling, moving stuff, planting, weeding. You come in caked with grime and aching and worn out... and feeling good because of all the stuff that got done. Its a sense of accomplishment.

If you have chronic illness, tired is a way of life, its a great feeling to be tired for a reason instead of just waking up. You can look at the lawn and see its mowed, look at the planted flowers, the weeded garden. I did that, and the tired is the badge of honor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:07 PM (39g3+)

529 Speaking of "all the rage." I was reading last night about Alien: Covenant, and yeah, a same-sex male couple will be "prominently" featured.

Great. Why the fuck do they have to ruin everything? I don't watch those movies for love stories and personal relationships. Who the fuck does???
Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (vg8iE)

If you're trying to colonize a new planet, why would a same sex couple be among the new colonists? They ain't making babies.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB)

530 >>>Anyway, even from afar, the current status is easily seen: several helicopters (police and media) already circling over Berkeley in anticipation of the possible fracas.

If I wasn't 29 (and fully employed) I would so LOVE to be there. When I was younger the thought of getting arrested didn't seem like such a big deal. But with a house and kids...

Posted by: Max Power at April 27, 2017 02:08 PM (q177U)

531 With the way society is hell bent on removing anything remotely masculine in pop culture it could be that more young men are wearing the bushy beards as a statement.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic



"I'm NOT a pussy! I'm not! I'm not! I'm not!" ???

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:08 PM (gJBE5)

532 Meremortal, what about rolling it onto a thick piece of plywood? drag it behind truck or dirtbike?

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:08 PM (0Ryp5)

533 If you're trying to colonize a new planet, why would a same sex couple be among the new colonists? They ain't making babies.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB)

Those colonies aren't going to decorate themselves, now are they?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 02:09 PM (GX63o)

534 If you're trying to colonize a new planet, why would a same sex couple be among the new colonists? They ain't making babies.

---

The new planet will need decorating...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 02:09 PM (PNcou)

535 Angela Davis is like that. I have no doubt whatsoever that she was involved in the Marin County courthouse shootout up to her bushy Afro, and no doubt involved in all sorts of other shit we didn't find out about.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


I have a very personal involvement in a situation that confirms your theory. What went on behind the scenes was beyond horrifying and mind-boggling.

In fact, it was growing up and finally learning of the truth/politics behind the incident is one of the turning points in my life.

Angela Davis, and her crew, are truly diabolical, in ways that few people could even grasp.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 02:09 PM (DQ4Fv)

536 516 We have a little pajama boy in the gym that uses one of the TV's to hook up to his Ipad so he can do T-25. The little shit never switches it back to regular TV when he's done. Plus, he blow drys his hair naked in the locker room. Uncalled for.
Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:01 PM (OD2ni)

Faggot.
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (NXsWM)



Gots to be.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:09 PM (SRKgf)

537 If you're trying to colonize a new planet, why would a same sex couple be among the new colonists? They ain't making babies.
========

Of course they are there to be the moral pillars of the new society. After all, we are told by Hollywood ALL THE TIME how gay male couples are so moral and virtuous.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:10 PM (vg8iE)

538 Sears is going under.

Reminds of the no-holds-bar tactics when a tv show is circling the drain - they just throw as much liberal propaganda out as they can, because they know the show is cut

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 02:03 PM (fceHP)


Yup, could be gone within a year. So glad though that they saved the world on their way out

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 02:10 PM (493sH)

539 Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (vg8iE)

Also: every video game. Every comic book.

In fact, I was just reading in the letters section of The Walking Dead comic where a young lesbian was complaining there were no real lesbian relationships, and felt there needed to be someone she could "relate to" and the author basically fell all over himself and blamed himself for being a white male.

I wish I was kidding. It's all about validation and signaling for these people. As if they cease to exist if media doesn't slobber gratuitously all over their lifestyle.

Posted by: grognard at April 27, 2017 02:11 PM (/29Nl)

540 Is it bad that I just let out a huge belch at work?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 02:11 PM (RD7QR)

541 yes

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:12 PM (0Ryp5)

542 Ace, there's also the element of deliberate denigration of the working man in the faux mud look. There is still a residue of virtue in honest work, and the culture will not tolerate it. So, make it so that any schmuck can be indistinguishable from the real deal.

The same effort is at work in films, like Brokeback Mountain: destroy the value of the real deal.

Posted by: nick at April 27, 2017 02:12 PM (Qj3bf)

543 Angela Davis, and her crew, are truly diabolical, in ways that few people could even grasp.
Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 02:09 PM (DQ4Fv)


Indeed. She personifies evil. I suspect she would blow your brains out without a second thought. I never ONCE saw her smile. She always looked angry. She makes Mooch look happy-go-lucky by comparison.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:12 PM (SRKgf)

544 540 Is it bad that I just let out a huge belch at work?
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 02:11 PM (RD7QR)

541 yes
Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:12 PM (0Ryp5)

Well, that was the RIGHT answer but not the MORON answer.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 02:13 PM (RD7QR)

545 "Faggot.
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 27, 2017 02:04 PM (NXsWM)


Gots to be."


The guy I sometimes run with said that was probably the case. He said they do it on purpose because they want to make straight guys uncomfortable.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:13 PM (OD2ni)

546 Also: every video game. Every comic book.

In fact, I was just reading in the letters section of The Walking Dead comic where a young lesbian was complaining there were no real lesbian relationships, and felt there needed to be someone she could "relate to" and the author basically fell all over himself and blamed himself for being a white male.

I wish I was kidding. It's all about validation and signaling for these people. As if they cease to exist if media doesn't slobber gratuitously all over their lifestyle.
Posted by: grognard at April 27, 2017 02:11 PM (/29Nl)

I hate not being able to relate to the people in my post-apocalyptic graphic novel where the dead have risen from the graves.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 02:13 PM (KUaJL)

547 After all, we are told by Hollywood ALL THE TIME how gay male couples are so moral and virtuous.

All homosexual men are wise and stylish and virtuous, according to popular media. We must learn from their gentle wisdom to be better, supposedly.

There are no nasty, sleazy fags or child molesters, no fat greasy scumbags, none of those guys like the patient zero for AIDS who would just lie around naked waiting to be reamed on the sidewalk. They're all well dressed professionals who are better than us.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:13 PM (39g3+)

548 LOL

Cespedis limping off the field with help

Syndergad also out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 02:14 PM (KlI/a)

549 If you're trying to colonize a new planet, why would a same sex couple be among the new colonists? They ain't making babies.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB)



Do you know how important interior decorating is to colonizing a new planet? It will make everything look just FABULOUS!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 02:14 PM (493sH)

550 The guy I sometimes run with said that was probably the case. He said they do it on purpose because they want to make straight guys uncomfortable.
===============

No, they do it to preen and they do it because they are chasing for cock.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:14 PM (vg8iE)

551 I never ONCE saw her smile. She always looked angry. She makes Mooch look happy-go-lucky by comparison.

Wait, are we talking about Michelle Obama or Angela Davis, because neither one seems very cheerful or merciful toward humanity.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (39g3+)

552 Then you go and look at Japanese trends and suddenly we seem perfectly sane.

Posted by: Mega at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (BhCYc)

553 The guy I sometimes run with said that was probably the case. He said they do it on purpose because they want to make straight guys uncomfortable.
Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:13 PM (OD2ni)

Unless the guy is, uh, impressively endowed, I don't see how it would make everyone else uncomfortable. He would just look like a douche....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (7uYFy)

554 Is it bad that I just let out a huge belch at work?
Posted by: joncelli




Mouth belch or ass belch?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (gJBE5)

555 >>The new planet will need decorating...


Also, an intramural softball team.

Posted by: garrett at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (f7W3D)

556 joncelli, a quiet 'I apologise' wouldn't be amiss either.
but i'm not your wife . so..

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (0Ryp5)

557 The guy I sometimes run with said that was probably the case. He said they do it on purpose because they want to make straight guys uncomfortable.
Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:13 PM (OD2ni)



Well, they succeeded.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (SRKgf)

558 The late Poul Anderson had a series of scifi novels featuring Dominic Flandry, a James Bond of the decaying Terran Empire. In one case, Flandry got into a sword fight, which he won.
How did you know how to do that, said his enemy?
When a society is at the end stage of decadence, anachronism becomes popular.
Sacred Harp music is becoming more popular. See youtube.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (W9gUg)

559 Cespedis limping off the field with help

Syndergad also out


Wright will probably retire this year, he really wants to play and is great when he can be, but he's a mess. So sad. God hates the Mets.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:16 PM (39g3+)

560 I hate not being able to relate to the people in my post-apocalyptic graphic novel where the dead have risen from the graves.
============

It really is the fucking worst. Almost as bad as not being able to relate to creatures busting out of human chest cavities.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:16 PM (vg8iE)

561 Same difference.
Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 02:05 PM (/U083)



Yeah, the guilt trip of if you don't vote R, you're voting D no longer works on me.

For the record, I'm not denying ace's yes it is a binary choice paradigm, I'm merely stating that the but but but Dems boogeyman isn't per se scary for all races.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 02:17 PM (mf5HN)

562 I've seen them knocked up thread but I could see myself in a white straw trilby type, like the ones the steelworker dads in Chicago in the late 1960s would wear in their back yards grilling some steaks with a can of Old Style in the hand. The type with the little feather in the band. My hair a graying high and tight. Comfortable basic clothes.

It might be a costume but it represents about where I'm at in life today today. The whole Fuck You hippy vibe. Get that commie crap out of my face or I'm going to beat your ass like we beat the Japs on Okinawa. Douchebags would probably think I was just an old dude trying to be hip though.

Posted by: Keith at April 27, 2017 02:17 PM (USf3s)

563 There are no nasty, sleazy fags or child molesters, no fat greasy scumbags, none of those guys like the patient zero for AIDS who would just lie around naked waiting to be reamed on the sidewalk.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


You mean THIS guy?:

http://www.zombietime.com/up_your_alley_2015/IMG_2628.JPG

Dude actually was laying around on the sidewalk (in public) asking people to butt-fuck him.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 02:17 PM (DQ4Fv)

564 Is it bad that I just let out a huge belch at work?

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1987/10/29

Posted by: classic Calvin at April 27, 2017 02:17 PM (+INtM)

565 All homosexual men are wise and stylish and virtuous, according to popular media. We must learn from their gentle wisdom to be better, supposedly.

There are no nasty, sleazy fags or child molesters, no fat greasy scumbags, none of those guys like the patient zero for AIDS who would just lie around naked waiting to be reamed on the sidewalk. They're all well dressed professionals who are better than us.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:13 PM (39g3+)


The funny thing is, the "Modern Family" straight-laced queer is actually hated by the hardcore Left. The Left feels that these "Modern Family" gays have sold out the revolution to overthrow society and become the modern equivalent of the Petite Bourgeoisie...

Posted by: The Archaic Hat at April 27, 2017 02:18 PM (rUIbB)

566 559 Cespedis limping off the field with help

Syndergad also out
____________________________

But, hey. Daniel Murphy's healthy.

Bartolo Colon's healthy.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 27, 2017 02:18 PM (4AVeu)

567 551 I never ONCE saw her smile. She always looked angry. She makes Mooch look happy-go-lucky by comparison.

Wait, are we talking about Michelle Obama or Angela Davis, because neither one seems very cheerful or merciful toward humanity.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:15 PM (39g3+)



Angela Davis makes Mooch look like a cross between Pollyanna and Mother Theresa.

Trust me on this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:18 PM (SRKgf)

568 "Well, they succeeded.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara"


Heh. I suppose that's tight.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 27, 2017 02:18 PM (OD2ni)

569 Douchebags would probably think I was just an old dude trying to be hip though.

Sadly, Sinatra's look is hipster these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:19 PM (39g3+)

570 Maybe they were inspired by Hillary's NYC sidewalk seizure shart pants.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 02:19 PM (8b+oT)

571 And they had better not SJW up the fucking Wonder Woman movie. I've been waiting on a Wonder Woman movie for 36 years. From everything I've seen so far, it looks OK....

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:19 PM (vg8iE)

572 Dude actually was laying around on the sidewalk (in public) asking people to butt-fuck him.

Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 02:17 PM (DQ4Fv)




Barry: Just because a guy does that when he's considering to be gay or not doesn't make him gay!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 02:19 PM (493sH)

573 The funny thing is, the "Modern Family" straight-laced queer is actually hated by the hardcore Left. The Left feels that these "Modern Family" gays have sold out the revolution to overthrow society and become the modern equivalent of the Petite Bourgeoisie...



Well, only one of them is gay, so...

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:19 PM (gJBE5)

574 For $28 you can get underwear with skidmarks.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 27, 2017 02:20 PM (A3b6q)

575 Dude actually was laying around on the sidewalk (in public) asking people to butt-fuck him.
==============

But we are supposed to think that that is completely normal and acceptable....but that fucking Mike Pence only wanting to dine alone with his wife.....

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 02:20 PM (vg8iE)

576 For $28 you can get underwear with skidmarks.




You can get them for $4.50 at Chipotle.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (gJBE5)

577 nood

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (rUIbB)

578 God hates the Mets.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:16 PM (39g3+)

G-D is a Yankee's Fan

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (KlI/a)

579 Posted by: zombie at April 27, 2017 02:17 PM (DQ4Fv)


But ... but ... it's just another lifestyle, and as normal and healthy and natural as any other!

Or so we've repeatedly been told.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (SRKgf)

580 My take on those jeans is, where would you wear them?

It has to be a place that will both

A) Let you in looking like that.

and

B) Not kick the shit out of you just on principle.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 27, 2017 02:21 PM (AK5Ni)

581 Get this, Noood.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (GgzGa)

582 Dude actually was laying around on the sidewalk (in public) asking people to butt-fuck him.



Posted by: zombie
-----
If you have to verbally ask, you probably don't have a nice ass.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 02:22 PM (8b+oT)

583 Cespedis limping off the field with help

Syndergad also out

Wright will probably retire this year, he really wants to play and is great when he can be, but he's a mess. So sad. God hates the Mets.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 27, 2017 02:16 PM (39g3+)


The Mets are actually a poorly-run organization and it's luck more than anything that they happen to have a bunch of great young arms at the same time.
And Met fans are always counting championships before they have any, talking shit about how The Mets " have knocked the Yankees off as the top team in New York" bullshit.
Hate to see young guys get hurt though....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 27, 2017 02:23 PM (7uYFy)

584 Here at Globo Gym we're better than you, and we know it.

Posted by: White Goodman at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (C52a9)

585 Tremors is great. Tremors 2 is awesome. Tremors 3 is ok too.

They're all a hoot including the TV show - even the who put bath salts in the monster designers bourbon T5.

Posted by: DaveA at April 27, 2017 02:24 PM (FhXTo)

586 Here at Globo Gym we understand that "ugliness" and "fatness" are genetic
disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault
if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it.

Posted by: White Goodman at April 27, 2017 02:25 PM (C52a9)

587 Also "nood".


Suck failure, freaks.

Posted by: White Goodman at April 27, 2017 02:26 PM (C52a9)

588 Way OT: So I found a rather incredible piece of petrified wood. It's lying loose on the ground about 1.25 miles from the nearest road. The way to the road is rolling and thick with sage and this piece is very heavy, think small stump. There are only narrow game and cow trails through the sage. No vehicle access possible.

Getting it out is a conundrum but I want it in my yard.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 01:09 PM (3myMJ)

Cool! Is it in growth position? Do take pictures as you recover it.

I know where there is a petrified stump, apparently in growth position, here in Alberta. And it's part petrified wood, and part coal. Makes me wonder if the forest around there was partly burned before it got buried and petrified.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 27, 2017 02:28 PM (0deF2)

589
I suppose it would be easy enough to adapt Second Skin -- make it
thicker, add a yellow tint -- to begin painting on Fake Callouses every
morning to Steal the Look from a real cowboy.

Bob and Ray once parodied that idea with their ad for a product called "Grit"; you rubbed it on your hands to roughen them up and give them "an honest workman's appearance". But then you needed another product (Smurge) to get the Grit off and still another (Whiff) to get the smell off after you'd used Smurge...

Posted by: Golem14 at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (TuG4U)

590 564 Is it bad that I just let out a huge belch at work?

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1987/10/29
Posted by: classic Calvin at April 27, 2017 02:17 PM (+INtM)

Thank you! C and H was so awesome.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 02:29 PM (RD7QR)

The Snowflake Test

This sounds like good news:

A Connecticut-based marketing company has created a “snowflake” test to weed out entitled liberal Millennials.

The Silent Partner Marketing company has come up with a unique way to vet potential employees. The firm developed a survey for applicants asking a number of questions about themselves. Questions include “What does America mean to you?” and “How do you feel about guns?”

Kyle Reyes, CEO of Silent Partner Marketing appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesdney, saying “I needed a filter to sort through all of that.”

What a h8r. Why whould he do such a thing?

Reyes said he’s looking for employees who don’t feel entitled or expect things to be handed to them. He insists, however, that emotional people are welcomed to apply—as long as they don’t need a safe space at the office.

“I want people who have a sense of community, who have a sense of heart, who aren’t afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves.” He explained. Then added, “But who are able to make an argument and stand by it.”

The CEO said that “Someone who’s not proud to be an American” would be automatically disqualified from a job at the firm.

And it gets even better:

Following the media interest, Reyes said, many other companies have approached him, offering “significant” amounts of money to design a similar test for them.

Unfortunately, I think this is a lawsuit waiting to happen. I've on hiring and vetting committees at some of the places I've worked at. Finding good people who will fit in is dang hard. It's amazing what you can't ask in interviews and it's amazing what you can't ask the candidate's previous employers. Like, pretty much everything. All they can do is confirm dates of employment. Questions about whether the guy was a good worker, did he show up on time, did he get along with people, all of those types of questions cannot be asked. By law.

So how does the employer weed out the slackers, the surly, and the psychos?

This is why they have to do things like look for you on social media and that is why they devise snowflake tests. Pretty much all of the conventional means for assessing employee fitness have been made illegal. It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:30 AM




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1 Not gay. Considered it but came to the conclusion it wouldn't be as challenging as a hetero relationship.

Posted by: Preezy 44 at April 27, 2017 11:30 AM (bc2Lc)

2 >>Unfortunately, I think this is a lawsuit waiting to happen.


Yup.

Shoulda kept his mouth shut, skipped the Fox News interview...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

3 Nice post, OregonMuse. I even read it all before commenting.

Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 11:30 AM (HcgJZ)

4 Too bad this is necessary, but that's life.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 11:30 AM (hLRSq)

5 It's a shame that this is necessary.

When the lawsuits and public media shaming come, I hope he stands his ground.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 27, 2017 11:31 AM (72PAC)

6 You can still reject job applicants because of their political views. Even in California.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 27, 2017 11:31 AM (JZdsf)

7 The whole hiring tests and regulations is another area Donnie has to have the staff hit touts suites

Posted by: phreshone at April 27, 2017 11:31 AM (DpOmP)

8 >>It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.


My employer is really big on employee referrals. When we were smaller, there were a lot of spouses who worked here, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:31 AM (NOIQH)

9 It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.

--

A new test: use the candidates as the dartboard, and hire those that don't flinch.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 11:32 AM (7ZVPa)

10 I called the Corgis again, even though OregonMuse did it himself.

Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 11:32 AM (HcgJZ)

11 It is difficult to determine if an employee will be a good fit, due to the restrictions on the interviewer. But that's what makes the workplace so exciting! That extraordinarily random mix of personalities and viewpoints that require one to become tolerant AF of any and everything coming down the pike.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (kD8Fh)

12 Yeah, I've talked informally to HR people about confirming previous employment. Apparently honesty is a bad idea in that context. Thus the tests, which are sometimes facially ridiculous. So, more and more emphasis is placed on the interview. Then the interviewers don't know which questions to ask. (Hint: "What is your greatest flaw?" is a stupid, stupid question.) Which just makes for some spectacularly bad probationary periods.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (RD7QR)

13 So how does the employer weed out the slackers, the surly, and the psychos?

-
I'm pretty sure that's racist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (Nwg0u)

14 I thought testing for employment was a big SCOTUS no-no?

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (qFpa2)

15 Wait, What? Exactly how did your initial interview with Ace go again?

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (Oz6ib)

16
Unfortunately, I think this is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Surprised there isn't a suit already.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (IqV8l)

17 The key right here:


The CEO said that someone who's not proud to be an American would be automatically disqualified from a job at the firm.


My original job interview had on a lot of stuff like that but I would lay dollars to doughnuts it no longer is.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 11:34 AM (mpXpK)

18 And the Howdy Doody Freckled Mish Award goes to......

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 11:34 AM (fAZRN)

19 So one can't ask the "wrong" questions, but all the preferred classes must still be "preferred".

I guess asking "are whites a privileged race" would be a no-no question, unless used to require the affirmative response.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 27, 2017 11:34 AM (TmCOq)

20 It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.>>>

At my company the method used as a filter is to hire everybody through a temp agency for the first 6 months. Then HR goes on to ignore all feedback from the people that new hire worked with and officially hires them full time.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 27, 2017 11:34 AM (VHt7K)

21 When I'm hiring women I like to have them speaking into a microphone. I don't even have it turned on or anything. I just want to see what sort of technique they seem comfortable with.

But I generally end up hiring the ones with the biggest tits, anyway.

Posted by: Jesse Waters at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (zc3Db)

22 college became a hiring requirement when applicant testing was basically outlawed... college has failed as filter, in fact it is training "value-detracting" individuals... the guy is now catch-22 unless the algorythm of the program works around specific topics to which there are hiring testing prohibitions

Posted by: phreshone at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (DpOmP)

23 This has become such at issue at the company my brother works for that they have been holding seminars to teach managers about how to relate to the different generations.

He was laughing about a slide show they did where the reviewed what each generation (in general) wanted out of their job, out of life. This one wants work-life balance, this one wants achievement, fancy title, big salary, etc. Then they did the Milennial generation, and guess what? They want it all - and now, not after putting in years, working their way up. Yeah, that's a recipe for failure.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

24 Holden: They're just questions, Leon. In answer to your query, they're written down for me. It's a test designed to provoke an emotional response.

Holden: Shall we continue?

Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother.

Leon: My mother... I'll tell you about my mother.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 11:36 AM (SIY7D)

25 Does employment law prevent the use of Magic 8-Ball?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 27, 2017 11:36 AM (e1mEI)

26 Love the idea, but then the hiring manager misses out on a great opportunity to mock the snowflakes.

Generally they aren't hard to find:
They want to come to work in basketball shorts and t-shirt (we did have someone like that)

Have a douche-knot (hair bun). Additional points deducted if they use a douche-flute.

Drive a Prius

Haven't bathed in some time

Come to the interview without a tie (guys)

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 11:36 AM (jxbfJ)

27 Where do you see yourself in ten years?
What is your greatest weakness?
What is your best attribute?


If you could nail those stupid questions in the old days you had a good chance at the job.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 11:36 AM (osuON)

28 20 It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.>>>

At my company the method used as a filter is to hire everybody through a temp agency for the first 6 months. Then HR goes on to ignore all feedback from the people that new hire worked with and officially hires them full time.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 27, 2017 11:34 AM (VHt7K)

Yes, I saw that at a previous employer:

ME: Okay, we're short-handed, but this guy you want to hire said that his cat told him to kill Donald Duck.

HR DRONE: But was there an actual THREAT to kill Mr. Duck?

ME: [Face palm]

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (RD7QR)

29 It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.

Or you don't hire folks you don't know. Someone mentioned referrals, yeah, that's already a big thing.

"Doesn't fit our organization" has always been a convenient catch-all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (9krrF)

30 But I generally end up hiring the ones with the biggest tits, anyway.
Posted by: Jesse Waters at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (zc3Db)



Yes, that's always the safest.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (JZdsf)

31 When hiring in the past I always included a, "Don't hire anyone you would never have in your living room at 2:30 am drunk" rule.
Of course you can't wonder about that out loud.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (Oz6ib)

32 I heard this guy on Adam Corolla's podcast and he said when he mentions to the job applicants that they'll have to take a test, a lot of them just opt out. He said it was one of the best things to come out of coming up with the test.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (8b+oT)

33 Posted by: Jesse Waters at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (zc3Db)

Ha!

I got hired at my last job without presenting a resume. Years later I asked my boss why the documented work experience didn't matter...he said he was too distracted by what I was wearing.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (kD8Fh)

34 We want employees loaded with feck and shift.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (LTHVh)

35 All kidding aside, any new hire -especially in the typical snowflake age range -should be hired as a contractor/temp for six months first. Even if they have prior job experience. Much easier to terminate their employment.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 11:38 AM (jxbfJ)

36 I know a guy who just asks applicants to add 11+17.

In their heads.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:38 AM (3myMJ)

37 Actually, we have something similar though it's more informal than this guy's 'test' - but someone scours social media postings of any potential new hire, a few of us have the specific task of reading nuances behind what they say during the interview, how they present themselves etc. We have weeded out more than a few snowflakes - the 'I spent a year bumming around unambitiously', 'I totally identify as a tree hugger', 'I expect to be a project manager in five years', etc. And we are an engineering group - so there are SJW types even in the technical field these days.

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 11:38 AM (a0IVu)

38 Wait, What? Exactly how did your initial interview with Ace go again?
Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (Oz6ib)


Heh. What interview? I just kind of elbowed my way in.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (ieXn8)

39 The Duke Power SCOTUS decision was well-intentioned but has had momentous adverse consequences for the USA. In effect this ruling makes it quite difficult for employers to use aptitude tests.

You know who can use aptitude tests to sort incoming "employees." The US military, and it works well form what I've heard

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (SIY7D)

40 I recently overheard someone at work asking if they could reject their top, most qualified candidate because she found out (maybe facebook?) that he was a conservative and she felt he wouldn't "fit in" with the company culture.

There was a lot of hemming and hawing around that. The angry lesbians and a little-too-out gays don't seem to encounter the same questions about their ability to fit in.

Posted by: sunny-dee at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (QAOZh)

41 I use basic and ocs as my snowflake test, doesn't solve other problems - but it cuts down on the whiners. Especially when I ask to speak to there last boss.

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (zZb/S)

42 But I generally end up hiring the ones with the biggest tits, anyway.
Posted by: Jesse Waters

put your hands behind your head with your elbows pointing forward.

move toward the wall

If your elbows touch the wall 1st, sorry you aren't what we are looking for

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (FZYNt)

43 I use a team-panel approach for my interviews. One person focuses on the candidate's technical skills, one person focuses on the candidate's interpersonal skills, and one concentrates on the candidate's history and likelihood of achieving development goals.

So for instance, we may ask the candidate about plans to get a Masters. The candidate will say he's planning on doing it, but one person can key in there and ask what actions he's taken to achieve that goal. Same with the technical skills...the candidate may say he can do xyz, but having someone who has ACTUALLY done xyz and can spot any BS is invaluable.

We haven't needed special or off the wall questions - just having a team look at the candidate for different things is very helpful. It weeds out about 95% of the riff raff.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (PFy0L)

44 "Doesn't fit our organization" has always been a convenient catch-all.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (9krrF)


This guy was probably hiring from the college he was an alumni of (the way of the Northeast) but finally figured out his alma mater turned to shit

Posted by: phreshone at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (DpOmP)

45 It doesn't matter what questions you ask here, if you don't hire minimum of a certain number of blacks you will be sued. And when you have people like Obama in office the DOJ will be the suing body.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (mpXpK)

46 The EEOC is going to have fun with him.

"What do you mean you won't hire people who hate America?"

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (eBea1)

47 If you're a business owner, the way to do it is have a snowflake test but don't tell anyone. Do it but don't call attention to it.

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (xjiRE)

48 Then the interviewers don't know which questions to ask. (Hint: "What is your greatest flaw?" is a stupid, stupid question.)
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:33 AM (RD7QR)



I used to interview prospects for specialty retail sales.
I always wanted to ask the stupid "what kind of tree would you be?"

I would've hired anyone that answered "whatever kind of tree that fell on you for asking such a stupid question." Or -
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"Kryptonite."

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (lalCH)

49 I have occasionally gotten a phone call saying that someone has listed me as a reference.


Sometimes my only answer to every question is that I can confirm that they were employed by us during the period in question.

And if someone is too stupid to connect the dots that the answer to every question is exactly the same?

Well, that's on them, and I hope they enjoy our former employee.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:40 AM (J+eG2)

50 Here, have a corndog.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 27, 2017 11:40 AM (LTHVh)

51 36 I know a guy who just asks applicants to add 11+17.

In their heads.
Posted by: Meremortal

My answer would be: " You cant add two prime numbers in your head, everyone knows that!"

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:40 AM (zZb/S)

52 I was aware of one firm that identified certain things about the candidate that were not allowed to be included on the application via colored paper clips. This is where the applications were advanced up the line for review.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 11:40 AM (osuON)

53 I guess it beats looking for your clues in dress, deportment, grooming, speech/vocabulary. Those are signals also.

How about "What was your favorite elective course?"

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 11:40 AM (hLRSq)

54 We want employees loaded with feck and shift.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 27, 2017 11:37 AM (LTHVh)


"Feck and Shift" sounds like a law firm in a Dickens novel.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:40 AM (ieXn8)

55 The last place I worked before I went on disability had an out sized number of veterans I worked on a team of about 15 people and 10 were veterans from Vietnam era to post 9-11.

Posted by: USNtakim at April 27, 2017 11:40 AM (hMqvx)

56 This is why they have to do things like look for you on social media and that is why they devise snowflake tests. Pretty much all of the conventional means for assessing employee fitness have been made illegal. It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.

Yup.

It's the usual problem that bad facts make bad law. There were cases where former employers made actually libelous statements about prior employees and now it's person x worked from date y to date z. Hell, I've seen recommendations that you don't even do that in case the dates are off slightly for whatever reason. Just, yes or no, this person worked there.

The thing about using social media? That exposes a whole bunch of information that you can't ask in interviews so even using that is problematic.

I'm not defending the stupid system of complete stupidity, I'm merely noting that it's stupid, stupid, stupid.

I think the future is rapidly approaching for everyone doing only contract work because having actual employees is too fraught with problems.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at April 27, 2017 11:41 AM (mf5HN)

57 Forgot - one very interesting set of questions I use goes like this.

1) OK, so we hire you. One year from now you go home and think to yourself you just had the best day ever in your entire career. What happened to make you think that?

2) Now jump forward a year and a day. You get a job offer from our competitor. What would they need to offer you to make you consider moving?

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 11:41 AM (PFy0L)

58 36 I know a guy who just asks applicants to add 11+17.

In their heads.
Posted by: Meremortal

or "Please derive a fourier transform on the white board, and explain the steps in English - not Urdu or Chinese."

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:41 AM (zZb/S)

59 And I'm in a tech company, for crying out loud. Then again, Mozilla ran off Brendan Eich, so there you go.

Posted by: sunny-dee at April 27, 2017 11:41 AM (QAOZh)

60 I am so glad I am secure in my slot and am counting down days to retirement and I have a moonlighting self-employment I can do in semi-retirement.

The more nonsense the Left comes up with, the more likely people will have to work for themselves.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 11:41 AM (ujg0T)

61 Here's the Adam Corolla show with the guy being interviewed. I was surprised what a huge a pussy Bald Brian sounds like. (He was determined to be the biggest snowflake in Adam's company for being defiant in answering questions.) He's definitely a California guy who thinks employers should be very regulated concerning who they do and don't hire.

http://adamcarolla.com/kyle-reyes/


Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 11:42 AM (8b+oT)

62 And we have them take a Microsoft excel spreadsheet test - simple routines, formulas, spot the mistakes; every year the engineering graduates come out dumber and dumber. Its amazing.

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 11:42 AM (a0IVu)

63 39
The Duke Power SCOTUS decision was well-intentioned but has had
momentous adverse consequences for the USA. In effect this ruling makes
it quite difficult for employers to use aptitude tests.



You know who can use aptitude tests to sort incoming "employees." The US military, and it works well form what I've heard

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (SIY7D)

You can use all manner of tests, especially for highly skilled jobs. But you better be able to justify them. We still gave specialized tests when we were hiring people who went into the operator program.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 11:43 AM (mpXpK)

64 "My answer would be: " You cant add two prime numbers in your head, everyone knows that!"

So...a trick question?

Good catch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:43 AM (J+eG2)

65 The guy who ran Neiman Marcus wrote a book called something like: In Pursuit of Excellence. I think he wrote it in the early 70's. He talked about always telling applicants at the end of their interviews to ask him whatever question they desired.

He hired one young man on the spot for this question (paraphrased):

"Is there any reason outside my own performance why I can't be the CEO of Neiman Marcus in 15 years?"

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:43 AM (3myMJ)

66 And we have them take a Microsoft excel spreadsheet test

Excel95? Or one of the newer abominations?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (LTHVh)

67 "What is your greatest weakness?"

My sister was asked this question by the first woman partner at one of the major accounting firms. This fat overweight nerd made it clear form the start of the interview that there'd be no place for my sister, who answered "What is your greatest weakness? with

Italian food

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (SIY7D)

68 I love America. And guns.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (0mRoj)

69 66, Excel95? Or one of the newer abominations?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (LTHVh)
Sadly, the newer abominations.

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (a0IVu)

70 A previous employer CAN answer this question:

Would you rehire this person again?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (so+oy)

71 put your hands behind your head with your elbows pointing forward.

move toward the wall

If your elbows touch the wall 1st, sorry you aren't what we are looking for
Posted by: Rick in SK




Ahhhhh. Hospitality market. +1

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:45 AM (gJBE5)

72 I think someone is about to take a test.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=336142

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:45 AM (J+eG2)

73 Have applicants sit in a waiting room.
Show them a film demonstrating what you are looking for, describing your company's values.
Film their response. Tell them cameras are recording.
Scrutinize the footage for telltale signs of melting.
Conduct interview accordingly.

Posted by: Jingo Unchained! at April 27, 2017 11:45 AM (VFhMt)

74 The only improvement I would make on this test is adding the big monty pythons foot to stomp them when they fail.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at April 27, 2017 11:45 AM (aMlLZ)

75 I got hired at my last job without presenting a
resume. Years later I asked my boss why the documented work experience
didn't matter...he said he was too distracted by what I was wearing.





Posted by: kallisto
-----
My kid was filling out some job applications the other day and I suddenly realized that I have never, ever, filled out a job application.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 11:45 AM (8b+oT)

76 70 A previous employer CAN answer this question:

Would you rehire this person again?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (so+oy)

I assume responding with derisive laughter gives all the information necessary.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (RD7QR)

77 or "Please derive a fourier transform on the white board, and explain the steps in English - not Urdu or Chinese."
Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:41 AM (zZb/S)


One interview, I was asked to calculate the volume of the Washington Monument on the white board.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (ieXn8)

78
I used to interview prospects for specialty retail sales.
I always wanted to ask the stupid "what kind of tree would you be?"

I would've hired anyone that answered "whatever kind of tree that fell on you for asking such a stupid question." Or -
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"Kryptonite."

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (lalCH)

This is probably irrelevant to the topic, but I once knew a real estate investor who wouldn't rent to "certain people" and flat out tell them that.

For example, he never rented his houses to lawyers. They could be white, black, female, gay, whatever, but he'd tell them "I'm not renting to you because you're a lawyer" and knew he could get away with it because lawyers aren't a protected class. Nobody ever challenged him far as I know.

I'm off to bed. Later.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (Jcg9Q)

79 OT, but Jesse Watters is taking a 'vacation'...Poor dude. Fox is really out to purge anyone who isn't completely a lefty it seems.

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (a0IVu)

80 Posted by: Jingo Unchained! at April 27, 2017 11:45 AM (VFhMt)

And give them an electric shock if they cringe at the wrong things!

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (3myMJ)

81 "Can you make it to the blue part on the rocket popsicle in your hand?"

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (fAZRN)

82 "What is your greatest weakness?"

My sister was asked this question by the first woman partner at one of the major accounting firms. This fat overweight nerd made it clear form the start of the interview that there'd be no place for my sister, who answered "What is your greatest weakness? with

Italian food



Steak. I'll cut a bitch for a great steak.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (gJBE5)

83 How do you feel about goats?

Posted by: Survey at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (vtcmf)

84 What if you like being an American but can't say you're really proud of it because it was an accident of birth?

"What is your greatest flaw?"

FLAW? What do you mean, flaw?

Posted by: Pogonip at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (qmOf1)

85 The key is to get the interviewee to talk about himself/herself. If you aren't willing to read between the lines or pay attention to how they answer questions, then you are out of luck.

Also, another commenter was right, if you aren't getting anything other than 'he was employed here' when you call a reference, I think you can surmise that he might have a troubled work background.

You have to take everything into account when hiring and review the resume and ask questions about it. Like, "So tell me about your time at XYZ firm." If it look dicey, such as less than 1 year of employment, and they don't give an answer that makes sense...etc.

Sure, you can't ask certain things directly, but you can do your homework before interviewing someone!

Posted by: K-E at April 27, 2017 11:47 AM (s3vlQ)

86 I assume responding with derisive laughter gives all the information necessary.
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (RD7QR)


You could always say "You would be lucky to get our former employee to work for you" and let THEM figure it out.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:47 AM (ieXn8)

87 "You can use all manner of tests, especially for highly skilled jobs. But you better be able to justify them. "

Smaller companies don't have the deep pockets that plaintiff lawyers covet. Bigger companies and government do. If they're hiring is out of line with favored group demographics, they're a target.

FFS, NY just threw out a test of English literacy for elementary school teachers.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2017 11:47 AM (SIY7D)

88 Would you rehire this person again?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (so+oy)

I assume responding with derisive laughter gives all the information necessary.
Posted by: joncelli



Length and volume of the snort.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:48 AM (gJBE5)

89 I had to take a test to be hired as a car salesman. Kind of like a mini SAT.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 11:48 AM (7HtZB)

90 If we were to walk outside to your car, what kind of bumper stickers would we see?

Posted by: Survey at April 27, 2017 11:48 AM (vtcmf)

91 My original job interview had on a lot of stuff like that but I would lay dollars to doughnuts it no longer is.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

Adm Rickover would not have been kind to millenials

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:49 AM (zZb/S)

92 You could always say "You would be lucky to get our former employee to work for you" and let THEM figure it out.
Posted by: OregonMuse




ISWYDT. Golf Clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:49 AM (gJBE5)

93 Yeah. I get around this by not asking questions.

But I tell them certain things about myself and gage the reaction.

So, I don't ask about guns, but I may talk about them. I talk about having done missions work when I talk about myself. I let it be known I homeschool my kids.

The snowflakes are not going at hiding reactions. They think they are hiding them. But it's really obvious.

It's okay if you figure out you don't like me in the interview.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 11:49 AM (yL25O)

94 The "you can't ask these questions" protects only bad employees, ie the democrat base.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 27, 2017 11:49 AM (GlR3I)

95 Of course you can just kick out the uptalkers. That would save a lot of time and is a great indicator of being useless.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:49 AM (3myMJ)

96 Some potential responses

http://navyfitrep.com/bullets-poor.html

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:50 AM (J+eG2)

97 I'm going to have to start looking again, soon. Considering whether to volunteer the info that I am a Trump supporter right up front. That would save both parties a lot of angst.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:50 AM (kD8Fh)

98 Banana Splits Corp Hiring Interview:
Is your name Winona? (If yes, end here)
Do you know Winona?
Have you heard of Winona?
Any thoughts about Winona?
Do you like big tits?
Do you have big tits?
Do you enjoy big tit reading material?
How are the nipples?
What are you drinking?
Do you like camping?
How many rubber bands do you think you can wrap around your ballsack/boob?
Can you smell that?
How about now?
Do you have any pancakes?

Thank you for your interest!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 11:50 AM (jHFYS)

99 I used to interview prospects for specialty retail sales.
I always wanted to ask the stupid "what kind of tree would you be?"

I would've hired anyone that answered "whatever kind of tree that fell on you for asking such a stupid question." Or -
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"Kryptonite."
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at April 27, 2017 11:39 AM (lalCH)




I wished I had interviewed with you back in the day!

I remember one interview where they gave me the standard touchy feely questions.

They asked me about wage and salary expectations, and I initially begged it off because I figured the first interview was NOT the time to bring that up, and I was just desperate for a job back then.

But they persisted, so I replied "Whaddaya got?" in my best imitation of a young Marlon Brando in "The Wild One".

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 11:50 AM (ujg0T)

100 "Carpet or hardwood?"

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 11:51 AM (fAZRN)

101 Another interview, I was asked how to get exactly 4 cups of water if all I had was a 5-cup container and a 3-cup container (and all the water I needed from some other source).

Providentially, I had seen this problem before, so I was able to reproduce it from memory.

Didn't get the job, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (ieXn8)

102 Was just commenting to Mrs. Redux, who had minor foot surgery yesterday, that HR has somehow taken wholesale control of companies and how they are managed even though most of the people who work in HR have the combined IQ equal to a broken parking meter - in addition - employment laws make it almost impossible to "weed out" anyone.

I think you will get sued over this - particularly the "do you love your country" question or whatever it is. Trying to weed out people who have an ultra high sense of entitlement or will be "triggered" by anything is an admirable goal - but it has to be done very, very carefully.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (Fb9aZ)

103 95 Of course you can just kick out the uptalkers. That would save a lot of time and is a great indicator of being useless.
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:49 AM (3myMJ)

Excellent.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (7HtZB)

104 My friend's favorites are the ones who bring a list of their upcoming already planned vacations to the first interview. Saves time.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (3myMJ)

105 If they drive to the interview, let the air out of a driver side tire.
If they change it themselves, hire. (and air it up before they leave)
If they cry or blame Trump ... nope.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (TmCOq)

106 I managed a bar and restaurant once. One day I looked through recent bartender applications and on the top of one the bar manager had written, "Danger Danger Will Robinson!"
The book keeper politely told us that you really can't write stuff like that. Told me not to ever give any details at all on a reference call too.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 27, 2017 11:53 AM (gyL6Y)

107 On the upside, I'm making virtually the same argument to have an opening at my company filled by me instead of an outsider, because they have no clue who they'd be getting and can only pray an outside hire won't be a disaster and a devil, whereas it's better to deal with the ruggedly handsome devil they DO know.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 27, 2017 11:53 AM (bLY78)

108 A friend of mine won a job over dozens of candidates. Her winning strategy: sheer black hose and high heeled pumps. And bewbs. She did boast quite the rack.

this was in creative, though. That method may not work in more serious disciplines.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:54 AM (kD8Fh)

109 Tattoo test - ideally no tats. But if an applicant does have them, and look like they got them in the service, they should be OK. If they look like the standard hipster fare, no dice.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 11:54 AM (7HtZB)

110 I think we could have a thread on answers to the "what is your greatest weakness" question.

Smartass or suckup. The only two ways to confront that one.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 11:54 AM (yL25O)

111 or "Please derive a fourier transform on the white board, and explain the steps in English - not Urdu or Chinese."
Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:41 AM (zZb/S)

One interview, I was asked to calculate the volume of the Washington Monument on the white board.
Posted by: OregonMuse

tough, I know how tall it is off-hand, but don't know the sides and taper. I could probably est it as a rectangle or cylinder.

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:54 AM (zZb/S)

112 Companies hire for social reasons now. Use to they hired to meet some goal. Usually making money.

At some point it will switch again or we go back to food shortages.

Most in US don't want to work crap jobs because they don't have too. Get rid of all the trust funds and tax the crap out of so-called non-profits and everyone starts doing a days work for a days pay. Don't get me started pn ETB and SNAP. Or LBJ either. (commonly know as EL B. J. similar to B.J Clinton).

Posted by: OK at April 27, 2017 11:54 AM (OE5e7)

113 ***They want it all - and now, not after putting in years, working their way up. Yeah, that's a recipe for failure.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

The same is true about real estate, cars, everything. They want everything their parents have after a lifetime of work.

Lord, grant me patience and I want it Right Now!

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 11:55 AM (Eyx+b)

114 OT, but Jesse Watters is taking a 'vacation'...Poor dude. Fox is really out to purge anyone who isn't completely a lefty it seems.
Posted by: IC
...............
Yeah.. but did you see what he did/said?
They couldn't let that pass..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 11:55 AM (so+oy)

115 103 95 Of course you can just kick out the uptalkers. That would save a lot of time and is a great indicator of being useless.
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:49 AM (3myMJ)

Excellent.
Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (7HtZB)

My greatest weakness? Is, like, working too hard? And corn dogs?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:55 AM (RD7QR)

116 "A friend of mine won a job over dozens of candidates. Her winning strategy: sheer black hose and high heeled pumps. And bewbs. She did boast quite the rack. "

You know AlextheChick?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:56 AM (J+eG2)

117 Co2 is a deadly, poisonous gas? True or false?

Posted by: Survey at April 27, 2017 11:57 AM (vtcmf)

118 OT, but Jesse Watters is taking a 'vacation'...Poor dude. Fox is really out to purge anyone who isn't completely a lefty it seems.
Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (a0IVu)

I've been watching OAN for news in the morning thanks to the Horde making it known there is a good alternative to Fox News.

I did check in a few times this AM on Fox. Good lord, F&F has turned into a self congratulatory awards show. Today, both Brian's kids were featured as was Doocy's kid that is now an employee reporter. And Ainsley Airhead sat giggling and repeating "god bless you , and your family Brian".

And every male guest that shows up, Ainsley walks over and hugs and kisses.

I'm beginning to think Murdoch's kids are right. Some serious revamping of the news department and it's deliverers is in order. FBN is much , much better, hope they leave that alone.

Posted by: Jen at April 27, 2017 11:57 AM (YZ5sm)

119 OT, but Jesse Watters is taking a 'vacation'...Poor dude. Fox is really out to purge anyone who isn't completely a lefty it seems.
Posted by: IC

yeah, been nice knowing you Jesse.

See you on BOR's podcast

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (FZYNt)

120
My greatest weakness? Is, like, working too hard? And corn dogs?

But mostly corn dogs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (IqV8l)

121 113 ***They want it all - and now, not after putting in years, working their way up. Yeah, that's a recipe for failure.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

The same is true about real estate, cars, everything. They want everything their parents have after a lifetime of work.

Lord, grant me patience and I want it Right Now!
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 11:55 AM (Eyx+b)




In fairness, 25 or more years ago they were saying all the same about us Generation X grads, right?

Although I will say we were certainly not so indoctrinated. Not that the leftists were not trying back then too, but perhaps remembering Boat People, the Ayatollah and the Soviet Empire had a lot to do with that.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (ujg0T)

122 Whatever's going on with hiring these days, it's keeping me in the cold.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (0mRoj)

123 I know plenty of managers who look at Millennials and say: why risk bringing cancer into my business?

A real shame as there are plenty of committed, focused young people with a ton on student debt on their backs who can run circles around aging, indolent, entitled Baby Boomers.

Posted by: regular joe at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (O50yS)

124 tough, I know how tall it is off-hand, but don't know the sides and taper. I could probably est it as a rectangle or cylinder.
Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:54 AM (zZb/S)


They told me how tall it was, so that wasn't a problem, the problem, as you noted, was the taper. My method was to assume a perfect rectangular solid and then subtract some for the taper, based on a SWAG. One of the guys interviewing me absolutely did not like this, but I didn't know how else to do it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (ieXn8)

125 A friend of mine won a job over dozens of candidates. Her winning strategy: sheer black hose and high heeled pumps. And bewbs. She did boast quite the rack.

this was in creative, though. That method may not work in more serious disciplines.
Posted by: kallisto

works in every discipline, even tip-o-spear stuff, can always find a desk job that needs doing for the right rack.

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (zZb/S)

126 Back in the 90s, I recall an interview with a Boeing plant HR guy, who said one of his rules for hiring was 'if their shoes are untied at the interview, they aren't capable of building airplanes'. Something about attention to detail being key when you're building a product designed to hurtle through the air at 600 mph with people aboard.

Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (wTwJ2)

127 FBN is much , much better, hope they leave that alone.
Posted by: Jen at April 27, 2017 11:57 AM (YZ5sm)




Defnitely. And I always wondered where Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery ended up.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (ujg0T)

128 One interview, I was asked to calculate the volume of the Washington Monument on the white board.
Posted by: OregonMuse


I was unaware the monument made noise.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (yL25O)

129 "Hiring" is such a bourgeois concept.

Posted by: V. I. Lenin, HR at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (fbgDX)

130 I've done more than my share of hiring interviews too. And I'll admit I've been fooled into hiring folks who have been substandard (I tend to err on the side of hiring vets and not all vets are created or made equal). But you can get a pretty good feel for someone based on not just what they answer, but how they answer.

People who assert answers and can defend them make pretty decent employees, people who really want THIS job (instead of just A job) are also usually worth a try.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 12:00 PM (6KsvZ)

131 Whatever's going on with hiring these days, it's keeping me in the cold.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (0mRoj)


How old are you?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:00 PM (ieXn8)

132 128 One interview, I was asked to calculate the volume of the Washington Monument on the white board.
Posted by: OregonMuse

I was unaware the monument made noise.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (yL25O)


Better yet, you could point out that on the white board, it's a two-dimensional figure, so no volume.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 12:00 PM (yL25O)

133 Oh - and the reason why I mentioned Mrs. Redux's foot surgery is that Mrs. Redux's HR folks told her she would "have to" file for short term disability despite the fact that she has a desk job, and remote access, and often can and does work from home ( and was approved to work form home for the few days that she will be off her feet for this surgery, by her boss). I told her to call back HR and say "Umm, f*ck no, I am not filing for short term disability because I am not, in fact, disabled sh*thead. I took a half day off for my surgery. Tomorrow and Friday I will be at my desk working remotely from home and Monday I will be back at my desk at work - so why the f*ck do you think I am disabled?"

I believe she called and struck a more conciliatory tone. Heh.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 27, 2017 12:00 PM (Fb9aZ)

134 Back in the 90s, I recall an interview with a Boeing plant HR guy, who said one of his rules for hiring was 'if their shoes are untied at the interview, they aren't capable of building airplanes'.

What if you're wearing penny loafers?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 12:01 PM (X6fMO)

135 One interview, I was asked to calculate the volume of the Washington Monument on the white board.
Posted by: OregonMuse

I was unaware the monument made noise.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (yL25O)


Oh, it can get quite loud, particularly on cold mornings.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:01 PM (ieXn8)

136 "volume of the Washington Monument"

well, with a big enough tub of water....

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 27, 2017 12:01 PM (Su6wb)

137 I know its 555ft tall and I think its 50ft/side on the base. But, its got a visible taper you'd have to measure. Maybe that was the right answer, get me a drawing or put me on a plane with tools.

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 12:01 PM (zZb/S)

138 ***They want it all - and now, not after putting in years, working their way up. Yeah, that's a recipe for failure.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

The same is true about real estate, cars, everything. They want everything their parents have after a lifetime of work.

Lord, grant me patience and I want it Right Now!
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 11:55 AM (Eyx+b)

Mr. Jen works in an industry that requires 24/7 coverage for customers.

Newly minted college grads have straight up told him they will not work weekends or late. Despite having a degree that they knew was for an industry that runs 24/7. Also want several weeks of vacation to start and will not answer phone for work.

The snowflake generation, coddled by parents, teachers, soccer coaches and college.

We reap what we sow.

Posted by: Jen at April 27, 2017 12:01 PM (YZ5sm)

139 So one of my duties while unemployed is to scour the internets for the people-finding websites and edit my age.

Because I don't look my chronological age and fuck it.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (kD8Fh)

140 131 Whatever's going on with hiring these days, it's keeping me in the cold.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (0mRoj)

How old are you?
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:00 PM (ieXn

Early 40s

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)

141 128 One interview, I was asked to calculate the volume of the Washington Monument on the white board.
Posted by: OregonMuse

I was unaware the monument made noise.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 11:59 AM (yL25O)

The answer had to be.... 11...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (NgKpN)

142 I know plenty of managers who look at Millennials and say: why risk bringing cancer into my business?

*****************

My boss is a Millennial and a Trump Man, so far every one of his hires have worked out well. I can just imagine the questions he asks in his interviews:

"What are some examples you can provide on how you would make our company great again?"

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (bLY78)

143 The whole hiring tests and regulations is another area Donnie has to have the staff hit touts suites

Posted by: phreshone at April 27, 2017 11:31 AM (DpOmP)



He needs to start by getting rid of the Obama people and putting his own in. Start with firing the scum at the IRS and work from there

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 12:03 PM (493sH)

144 I went on a job interview for a IT programming position in the 90s down south. The IT manager was a woman and repeatedly asked me if I had a problem working for a woman. I kept replying that I just wanted to be treated fairly. Yet I bet I was asked that question 5 times during the interview.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 12:03 PM (jxbfJ)

145 134 Back in the 90s, I recall an interview with a Boeing plant HR guy, who said one of his rules for hiring was 'if their shoes are untied at the interview, they aren't capable of building airplanes'.

What if you're wearing penny loafers?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 12:01 PM (X6fMO)

Then you're gay and they have to hire you.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:03 PM (0mRoj)

146 Early 40s

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)


Are you hot?

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:04 PM (kD8Fh)

147 Unfortunately, I think this is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

....

I don't think so.

Especially in "Right to Work" states like Tennessee, you can pretty much hire and fire at will because no notice of separation or cause are necessary to fire someone.

Obviously you couldn't overtly advertise "We don't hire Democrats" and you can't expect work in a hostile work pace, but as of yet the courts haven't ruled saying the word "gun" or using gender specific pronouns constitutes a hostile work environment.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at April 27, 2017 12:04 PM (GQn43)

148
Do you like Don Draper?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 12:04 PM (HjTzR)

149 146 Early 40s

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)

Are you hot?
Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:04 PM (kD8Fh)

No, but not hideous either.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:04 PM (0mRoj)

150 I know a guy who just asks applicants to add 11+17.


In their heads.
Posted by: Jean

Common core solution:

11+17 = (10+1) + (10+7)
= (10+10-9) + (10 + 10-3)
= 10+10+10+10-3-9
= 40 - (3+9)
= 40 -12
= 40 -(10+2)
= 40 -10-2
= 30-2
= 28

If they do it like this, do not hire them

Posted by: Ripley at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (1BQGO)

151

er, look like Don Draper, I mean

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (HjTzR)

152 I went on a job interview for a IT programming position in the 90s down south. The IT manager was a woman and repeatedly asked me if I had a problem working for a woman. I kept replying that I just wanted to be treated fairly. Yet I bet I was asked that question 5 times during the interview.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

I guess an answer like: "most of the month, no problem" wouldn't have worked

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (zZb/S)

153 They told me how tall it was, so that wasn't a problem, the problem, as you noted, was the taper. My method was to assume a perfect rectangular solid and then subtract some for the taper, based on a SWAG. One of the guys interviewing me absolutely did not like this, but I didn't know how else to do it.
Posted by: OregonMuse



Add in the sine wave, divide by the decoupler, multiply the umlates, and you should come very close to the WAG.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (gJBE5)

154 http://adamcarolla.com/kyle-reyes/


Posted by: Dang


yep.

What was funny was Carolla's butt-monkey, Brian, throwing a shit-fit when he was told he failed. He just turns into the perfect self-justifying dick that the test was designed to identify.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (GgzGa)

155 148
Do you like Don Draper?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class!

or Dom DeLuise?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (FZYNt)

156 Please define in ten words or less each:

Bang switch

Booger Hook

Giggle Switch.


Please translate:


Shit the bed

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (J+eG2)

157 Yes I am a hated Baby Boomer who saved money for motorcycles and a truck, framed houses and did trim to make money for school, worked my ass off in the oilfield and have been debt free for thirty years. I'm eligible for SS and won't take it because I love my work and I'm not planning on stopping. So bite me.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (Eyx+b)

158 Certainly in my field (IT), the "working six months as contract" is pretty much the standard procedure nowadays. That way, if the candidate turns out to be a flake, they are easily disposed of. Last time I was hired outright on a job was back in the mid 1990s.

While what Oregon Muse says about the "rules" regarding what a former employer can give out about an ex-employee is true, these rules are easily circumvented and usually are. I got close to a number of my managers over the years, and heard all about it.

Thing is, when you apply for a job, most everyone requires your previous employment information, whether on the job application or your resume, including the names of your previous bosses. So what your prospective new boss will do is call your old boss, and get into a little conversation with him/her. Basically they get into a chat with your old boss, ask about you (the candidate) and it is not difficult at all to get the lowdown on the prospective hire.

To be sure, this is done discreetly, but it is not difficult. The rule of thumb is generally, if all you can get from the old boss is a stiff confirmation of his/her employment and hire dates, then most likely the candidate is bad news. On the other hand, if he/she would make a good hand, it is not difficult to find that out either.

Now is all this "against the rules"? Bet your ass. Does it still happen? All the time...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (T1H5V)

159 What if you're wearing penny loafers?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Must have pennies in them and a pocket protector I'll wager.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (gyL6Y)

160 I've always bypassed all that shit by offering answers to all of those questions without the prospective employer asking them. No, I am not disabled in any way. No, I have never filed a lawsuit against an employer. yes, I feel an employer should be able to hire or fire as they wish (I retain that right, as well). No, I am not regularly ill and usually take one sick day about every 2-3 years.

It makes an employer feel confident when you offer information that they know they can't ask about. If it comes down to a choice between me and someone who seems about equal to me, skill- and experience-wise, these answers will give me the edge.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (+ttLq)

161 Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (0mRoj)

You're an attorney, right?

Why not hang a shingle?

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (3myMJ)

162 If they do it like this, do not hire them
Posted by: Ripley

The fact you knew how to do that scares me

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (zZb/S)

163 144 I went on a job interview for a IT programming position in the 90s down south. The IT manager was a woman and repeatedly asked me if I had a problem working for a woman. I kept replying that I just wanted to be treated fairly. Yet I bet I was asked that question 5 times during the interview.
=========

A good reply would have been, "No, do you?"

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (vg8iE)

164 Early 40s
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)


I think you may getting to the point where age discrimination is starting to kick in.

An unfortunate fact of life is that employers typically prefer to higher younger people. And there's nothing you can do about it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (ieXn8)

165 Can you ask if the employee would rather be considered, hot, funny or whatever the third one was? Hairy?

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (yL25O)

166 My boss is a Millennial and a Trump Man, so far every one of his hires have worked out well. I can just imagine the questions he asks in his interviews:

"What are some examples you can provide on how you would make our company great again?"
Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (bLY7


I've seen a few job postings that were obviously written by millennials trying to sound cool.

"Do you want to work for a place that has a chill atmosphere and yet a drive to dominate our industry?"

"Do you love equally pushing yourself non-stop to solve the toughest problems and pizza Fridays?"

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (Tnhbr)

167 A real shame as there are plenty of committed, focused young people with
a ton on student debt on their backs who can run circles around aging,
indolent, entitled Baby Boomers.


Where?

Posted by: Survey at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (vtcmf)

168 164 Early 40s
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)

I think you may getting to the point where age discrimination is starting to kick in.

An unfortunate fact of life is that employers typically prefer to higher younger people. And there's nothing you can do about it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (ieXn

Probably so. I'm also male, which is another strike.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (0mRoj)

169 101 Another interview, I was asked how to get exactly 4 cups of water if all I had was a 5-cup container and a 3-cup container (and all the water I needed from some other source).

Providentially, I had seen this problem before, so I was able to reproduce it from memory.

Didn't get the job, though.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (ieXn

Just fill up both and tell him you just doubled the company's production.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (osuON)

170 "What is your greatest weakness?"

"Giving snarky answers to stupid questions asked by idiots."

--Excerpt from "Satisfying Yet Inappropriate Answers"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (9krrF)

171 No, but not hideous either.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:04 PM (0mRoj)


Good. You'll be perfect for my new start-up, it's a combo Uber type cab service with male escort capability.

My people will call your people, this will be a win-win!

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (kD8Fh)

172 A favourite interview question of mine:

Have you ever sucked a cock you didn't like?

Posted by: B.Obama at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (FZYNt)

173 161 Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM (0mRoj)

You're an attorney, right?

Why not hang a shingle?
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:06 PM (3myMJ)

Because I'm a shit marketer and salesman.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (0mRoj)

174 My dad worked for JCPenney and he said one the old codgers would take a prospective employee to lunch and if the person put salt or pepper on their food before they tasted it, he wouldn't hire them. It was because they showed they did things out of habit.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 12:08 PM (8b+oT)

175 Stupid maybe but it works for me:

Weak handshakes - typically a weak mind
Wont look you in the eye when speaking - weak character
Cannot speak coherently - Er ah uhm are their favorite words.

Former military - Love em - mental toughness and a penchant to not bitch all the time.

None verbal queues, foe me, are a good way of telling basic personality.


Posted by: fox at April 27, 2017 12:08 PM (kENHD)

176 An unfortunate fact of life is that employers typically prefer to higher younger people.

I don't mind higher older people, either. A nice 6' 5" Christina Hendricks-type would be just fine with me.

The altitude's good for my asthma.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 12:08 PM (X6fMO)

177 171 No, but not hideous either.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:04 PM (0mRoj)

Good. You'll be perfect for my new start-up, it's a combo Uber type cab service with male escort capability.

My people will call your people, this will be a win-win!
Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (kD8Fh)

Hmmm. I'll have to get back in shape. Throw in gym and training expenses and I'll think about it.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:09 PM (0mRoj)

178 164 Early 40s
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)


I got laid off on my 40th birthday.

Totally different world interviewing on the plus side of 40 than before.

Some say you should downplay (remove) dates in your resume that indicate your age. I find that hard to do but that advice is out there.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 12:09 PM (yL25O)

179 "Probably so. I'm also male, which is another strike."

Time to break out some of that White Privilege.

Assuming that you self identify as white.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:09 PM (J+eG2)

180 152 I went on a job interview for a IT programming position in the 90s down south. The IT manager was a woman and repeatedly asked me if I had a problem working for a woman. I kept replying that I just wanted to be treated fairly. Yet I bet I was asked that question 5 times during the interview.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


I got that question in an interview once. I told them it would bother me if the woman didn't know what she was doing. Later on, after I was hired, she told me she liked my answer.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:09 PM (ieXn8)

181 Whatever's going on with hiring these days, it's keeping me in the cold.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM

--

Did you try the black hose and pumps trick posted above?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (7ZVPa)

182 I have several openings.

Posted by: Harry Reid's three dollar day care and spa at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (Rduxz)

183 http://adamcarolla.com/kyle-reyes/





Posted by: Dang



yep.



What was funny was Carolla's butt-monkey, Brian, throwing a shit-fit
when he was told he failed. He just turns into the perfect
self-justifying dick that the test was designed to identify.

Posted by: weft cut-loop
-----
He just kept digging that hole deeper and deeper.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (8b+oT)

184 You can still ask about how someone would handle a situation in an interview.

Just ask what a person would do if Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh showed up together at the office and asked for a donation. That should trigger out the chaff from the wheat.

Posted by: Roy at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (7n4KQ)

185 Newly minted college grads have straight up told him
they will not work weekends or late. Despite having a degree that they
knew was for an industry that runs 24/7. Also want several weeks of
vacation to start and will not answer phone for work.



The snowflake generation, coddled by parents, teachers, soccer coaches and college.



We reap what we sow.

Posted by: Jen at April 27, 2017 12:01 PM (YZ5sm)

My little brother said the same thing. 40 hour work weeks, day shift only, no travel, and they want to start at $100K/year.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (mpXpK)

186 167 A real shame as there are plenty of committed, focused young people with a ton on student debt on their backs who can run circles around aging, indolent, entitled Baby Boomers.



Just a quick clarification for 2017, but aren't the Boomers retiring now? And the Generation Xers in midlife?


Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (ujg0T)

187 A real shame as there are plenty of committed, focused young people with
a ton on student debt on their backs who can run circles around aging,
indolent, entitled Baby Boomers.


Well, I haven't met one yet, and I've been around for awhile.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (PFy0L)

188 Another interview, I was asked how to get exactly 4 cups of water if all I had was a 5-cup container and a 3-cup container (and all the water I needed from some other source).

1. Fill the five cup container.
2. Fill the three cup container from the fiver.
3. Dump out the three, pour remaining water from fiver to three.
4. Fill fiver, then use it to completely fill the three. The fiver how contains four cups.
5. Hunt down and beat the stupid f*** who couldn't be bothered to make sure you had the right tools for the job.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (9krrF)

189 181 Whatever's going on with hiring these days, it's keeping me in the cold.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM

--

Did you try the black hose and pumps trick posted above?
Posted by: Vashta Nerada

pop a Viagra and see what touches the wall first

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (FZYNt)

190
I wished I had interviewed with you back in the day!

I remember one interview where they gave me the standard touchy feely questions.

They asked me about wage and salary expectations...
Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 11:50 AM (ujg0T)



I used to sit quiet and analyze while the owner/my mentor interviewed, then he would say "Baloney, do you have any questions?"

I would only ask "how much do you want to make?"
One of my favorite and most successful hires was the girl that replied "I want to make $100,000 per year. I want your job. I want you to have his job."

I said. "I'm done here boss. You know my answer" and walked out. She started the next day.

*remember, I was hiring for sales. And potential new managers.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (lalCH)

191 Please define in ten words or less each:

Bang switch

Booger Hook

Giggle Switch.


Please translate:


Shit the bed

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Explain, without a diagram, how a sear works.

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (zZb/S)

192 152
I went on a job interview for a IT programming position in the 90s down
south. The IT manager was a woman and repeatedly asked me if I had a
problem working for a woman. I kept replying that I just wanted to be
treated fairly. Yet I bet I was asked that question 5 times during the
interview.





Posted by: Our Country is Screwed



I guess an answer like: "most of the month, no problem" wouldn't have worked

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 12:05 PM (zZb/S)

Oh, I could have SO used that line. I knew I wasn't going to get (or even take) the job 5 minutes in anyways.

Golf clap.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (jxbfJ)

193 Another interview, I was asked how to get exactly 4 cups of water if all I had was a 5-cup container and a 3-cup container (and all the water I needed from some other source).

Providentially, I had seen this problem before, so I was able to reproduce it from memory.

Didn't get the job, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (ieXn





I was once asked some very complicated question about convertible bonds if this then this so what about this scenario. That was after he spent a considerable amount of time telling me about his time playing football at Northwestern. What a shitty waste of time interview that was

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (493sH)

194 My parents are pretty active in their parish and a few years ago were looking for a new youth minister and my mother was on the panel that was doing the interviews. She had never done anything like that before and was having trouble coming up with questions to ask the person. I told her to ask the question "if the zombie apocolypse happens right now, what's your survival plan?" Since the kind of person you want as the church youth minister is quick enough on their heels to at least come up with a good answer to a silly question like that.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (KUaJL)

195 Because I'm a shit marketer and salesman.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:07 PM (0mRoj)

I can't agree with the poor salesman part, given your comment record. We all sell ourselves day in and day out, in fact that's most of we do in life. And you've done that quite well around here.

As for marketing, that's just a learned skill. You passed the bar, marketing is kindergarten compared to that.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (3myMJ)

196 181 Whatever's going on with hiring these days, it's keeping me in the cold.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:58 AM

--

Did you try the black hose and pumps trick posted above?
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (7ZVPa)

Something tells me that wouldn't have the desired effect. Imagine an extra from Braveheart in black hose and pumps.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:12 PM (0mRoj)

197 I'm not defending the stupid system of complete stupidity, I'm merely noting that it's stupid, stupid, stupid.


Stulta lex, sed lex.

Posted by: Marcus Tullius Cicero at April 27, 2017 12:13 PM (QS5Nz)

198 Anyone ever been asked in an interview if they can lick their eyebrows?

Posted by: Roy at April 27, 2017 12:13 PM (7n4KQ)

199 1. Fill the five cup container.
2. Fill the three cup container from the fiver.
3. Dump out the three, pour remaining water from fiver to three.
4. Fill fiver, then use it to completely fill the three. The fiver how contains four cups.
5. Hunt down and beat the stupid f*** who couldn't be bothered to make sure you had the right tools for the job.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (9krrF)


I think the right answer has to do with filling them alternately with beer and drinking them until you forget what the question was.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 12:13 PM (yL25O)

200 I'm hiring

Posted by: The Barrel at April 27, 2017 12:13 PM (FZYNt)

201 Interviews in the Barrel in 5 minutes

Posted by: Roy at April 27, 2017 12:13 PM (7n4KQ)

202 Semper ubi sub ubi.

Posted by: Marcus Tullius Cicero at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (QS5Nz)

203 Sort of weird, Teh Donald's Twitter today is all about bashing the Dems for threatening to "endanger our troops" and even shutting down Nat. Parks right before summer vacation season.


Weird because I thought the (ill-advised, risky) cave on border barrier funding had removed the "shut-down" theater "threat"?


But also because it indicates no awareness of how a "shut-down", run by Trump, could be a spectacular weapon to use against the Dems and the govt-obsessed media themselves.


It's too much to hope that the Dems, in their desperation and delusion, will do a "shut-down" regardless of the underlying issues, as a stunt, thereby giving the WH a second chance to realize that politics are what is needed, not what is to be avoided.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (+wjl1)

204 Not interview related but I always liked the statement used by some motivational speaker named Brown about his hated job at Sears and being in a rut.

'They paid me just enough to keep me from quitting and I was working just hard enough to keep from being fired. '

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (osuON)

205 The Barrel knocks.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (yL25O)

206 "define: shit the bed"

Indiana Pacers

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (Su6wb)

207 My little brother said the same thing. 40 hour work weeks, day shift only, no travel, and they want to start at $100K/year.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party



Took me 28 years to get there and I'm not close to the $100k.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (gJBE5)

208 Just a quick clarification for 2017, but aren't the Boomers retiring now? And the Generation Xers in midlife?


Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (ujg0T)

Yes.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (0mRoj)

209 I find the quality of the average resume we get to be absolute garbage. It seems like there is an inordinately high number of people who apply for any job ad, regardless of field or qualifications.

Advertised once for an Assistant Project Manager; one of the resumes we received was from someone who worked as a hostess at a Red Lobster and was a wedding consultant. They had in large font at the top of their resume "Entrepreneur" as their job title; except they misspelled Entrepreneur. Ugh.

We had asked HR to send us all resumes they received, because we were skeptical as to how they were screening them, since initially we were getting so few. After that one, I went and apologized!

Posted by: Pete at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (t0Pqn)

210
hahahaha,

the latest "if Chevy real life people commercials were real" vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZKUbzAdb7E

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (HjTzR)

211 Huh. A college friend of mine opened up a consultancy back when, and on the Employment page of the website, applicants were advised that "potential employees who are considering work with us should understand that we employ very assertive personality types, and must be comfortable working in an environment where candor is encouraged."

I remember thinking, yep, he was a pretty assertive, tough, smart guy in college. He'll likely do well with his firm.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (Bdeb0)

212 Well, I haven't met one yet, and I've been around for awhile.


Yep. Just finished one week of interviewing young candidates for a nice entry-level tech position. The result? Big goose egg, so far.

Posted by: Survey at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (vtcmf)

213 Anyone ever been asked in an interview if they can lick their eyebrows?
-----
Yes. I let her lick my eyebrows. Kinda weird.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (8b+oT)

214 Does the Barrel offer a 401-k program?

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (3myMJ)

215 "define: shit the bed"

Indiana Pacers




Cleveland Indians.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:15 PM (gJBE5)

216 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZKUbzAdb7E





Posted by: Soothsayer
-----
Just watched that! Love those!

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 12:15 PM (8b+oT)

217 "What is your greatest weakness?"

"Giving snarky answers to stupid questions asked by idiots."

--Excerpt from "Satisfying Yet Inappropriate Answers"
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character


"Low tolerance for hackneyed questions from last century, ma'am."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 12:15 PM (GgzGa)

218 Looks like someone nailed Cicero' s hands and tongue to the Barrel

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 27, 2017 12:15 PM (Su6wb)

219 >>I heard this guy on Adam Corolla's podcast and he said when he mentions to the job applicants that they'll have to take a test, a lot of them just opt out.

My plumber told me that whenever they had someone call them looking for work, they would say "drug test" and not one of them would be interested.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 12:15 PM (wwL6Q)

220 And, as I predicted... Jessie Waters on 'vacation' after the Ivanka comment and outrage...

Bill O protégé.... he's gone... he just does not know it yet...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 27, 2017 12:15 PM (NgKpN)

221
"2015 Award for the Most Made Up Awards"


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (HjTzR)

222 Posted by: rhomboid at April 27, 2017 12:14 PM (+wjl1)

He's pulling their chain, his favorite pastime.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (3myMJ)

223 As for marketing, that's just a learned skill. You passed the bar, marketing is kindergarten compared to that.
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (3myMJ)

Probably, but it's one I've never learned.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (0mRoj)

224 >>215
"define: shit the bed"

Buccaneers, creamsicle era.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (Bdeb0)

225
"It's Amazing Your Marketing Team Hasn't Been Fired Yet Award"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (HjTzR)

226 Just a quick clarification for 2017, but aren't the Boomers retiring now? And the Generation Xers in midlife?


Posted by: Curmudgeon



10.5 years until I hit 65.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (gJBE5)

227 We really shit the bed.

Posted by: Atlanta Falcons at April 27, 2017 12:17 PM (fAZRN)

228 217 "What is your greatest weakness?"

"Giving snarky answers to stupid questions asked by idiots."

--Excerpt from "Satisfying Yet Inappropriate Answers"
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character

"Low tolerance for hackneyed questions from last century, ma'am."
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 27, 2017 12:15 PM (GgzGa)

"I have none.... oh... wait... can I change that? I guess its my humility'....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 27, 2017 12:17 PM (NgKpN)

229 I use a team-panel approach for my interviews. One person focuses on the candidate's technical skills, one person focuses on the candidate's interpersonal skills, and one concentrates on the candidate's history and likelihood of achieving development goals.


I've done something like that, except in a series of one-on-one interviews with me not present. I've had candidates ask subordinates whether I made them work hard, or other questions that implied that they were slackers. One-on-one - outside of the boss's presence - candidates will oftentimes relate to a subordinate as a peer and try to get the lowdown on how to game the boss.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 12:17 PM (SRKgf)

230 I didn't make it to the bed.

Posted by: Al Roker at April 27, 2017 12:18 PM (8b+oT)

231 >>In fairness, 25 or more years ago they were saying all the same about us Generation X grads, right?

There's a difference, though - and maybe this is because I'm Gen X.
Gen X wanted the yuppie lifestyle, for sure, but there was still an awareness that to get that corner office, title and beemer you had to work, work, work.

The problem my bro is reporting is that they want all these perks, but they also throw in that they want to only work 40 hours, they want to "make a difference" in the world (i.e. the job must have meaning beyond making the co. successful), they want enough vacation time so that they do that 3 week eco-tour through South America, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 12:18 PM (NOIQH)

232 We have excellent inter-views! Stop by and see for yourself.

Posted by: Harry Reid's three dollar day care and spa at April 27, 2017 12:18 PM (Rduxz)

233
I love those spoofs on those Chevy ads because they are right on the mark.

Corporate Greed, Fascism, and Stupid People = TV ads today

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 12:19 PM (HjTzR)

234 We really shit the bed.
Posted by: Atlanta Falcons



You? 13 & 3.
Posted by: Dallas Cowboys

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:19 PM (gJBE5)

235 The correct question will determine the correct candidate, regardless of the answer. For example, a question about the disassembly for cleaning procedure, or better yet -a demonstration - of one of your common Earth small arms systems. An AR would suffice.

Posted by: Master Bra'tak of Chulak at April 27, 2017 12:19 PM (RKCC1)

236 Another interview, I was asked how to get exactly 4 cups of water if all
I had was a 5-cup container and a 3-cup container (and all the water I
needed from some other source).



Providentially, I had seen this problem before, so I was able to reproduce it from memory.
>>>

I solved that one in Die Hard With a Vengeance.



Posted by: Samuel L. Jackson at April 27, 2017 12:19 PM (tf9Ne)

237 Related:

http://tinyurl.com/mc62rm4

Typo, complete lack of awareness of the significance of the name of the person to whom she spoke, and just general snowflakiness.

Which is a word.

Or should be.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 12:19 PM (wwL6Q)

238 101 Another interview, I was asked how to get exactly 4 cups of water if all I had was a 5-cup container and a 3-cup container (and all the water I needed from some other source).

Providentially, I had seen this problem before, so I was able to reproduce it from memory.

Didn't get the job, though.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:52 AM (ieXn


Didn't Bruce Willis and Sam Jackson solve this problem in one of the Die Hard movies?

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at April 27, 2017 12:20 PM (lalCH)

239
Isn't that what CBS is like with their promos telling us about their "#1 Comedy"?

Or the media and hollywood giving each other fake awards.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 12:20 PM (HjTzR)

240 The problem my bro is reporting is that they want all these perks, but they also throw in that they want to only work 40 hours, they want to "make a difference" in the world (i.e. the job must have meaning beyond making the co. successful), they want enough vacation time so that they do that 3 week eco-tour through South America, etc.
Posted by: Lizzy



From day 1.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:20 PM (gJBE5)

241 On one of my job interviews, we had a written test (for a QA position, not sure if that matters) and one of the last questions was to tell the interviewee to write their name in an unlabeled box on the page.

That was there to weed out people who don't actually read all the directions.

Strange how many people failed that one.

We also had one question on the test asking you to write out the number 500 in binary.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 12:21 PM (6KsvZ)

242 Heh....I used to weed out the bad apples without too much trouble.

'He's/she's a Westerner.'

That usually did the trick.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 27, 2017 12:21 PM (TwwWO)

243 I always shit the bed.

Posted by: Jason Garrett at April 27, 2017 12:21 PM (fAZRN)

244 190
I would only ask "how much do you want to make?"

One of my favorite and most successful hires was the girl that
replied "I want to make $100,000 per year. I want your job. I want you
to have his job."



I said. "I'm done here boss. You know my answer" and walked out. She started the next day.



*remember, I was hiring for sales. And potential new managers.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at April 27, 2017 12:11 PM (lalCH)

Related: the CFO where I once worked took my boss and I out for dinner. He asked me where I saw myself in 5 years. I told him I wanted my boss' job.
The CFO complimented me on my answer. My boss however wasn't impressed which led to a long discussion between the CFO and him lasting the rest of the night. CFO said he didn't want people working for him that didn't want his job.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 12:21 PM (jxbfJ)

245 They can comes to Brattleboro because we are a city of love and loves everyone of all coolers except those who voted for Trump. Trump lied and persons of cooler have diesd !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 27, 2017 12:22 PM (WmgTn)

246 Someone mentioned the eye contact being important. Seems like it's gone the way of the dodo.

Posted by: Survey at April 27, 2017 12:22 PM (vtcmf)

247 For that last question, I wrote "The number 500 in binary".

I didn't make the cut in that interview but they called me back and hired me for the next opening they had.

It was the 'wrong' answer but I at least could follow directions.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 12:22 PM (6KsvZ)

248 I've even tried to get in at lower-level positions, and no dice. Really? You don't want a guy at my level of experience at a steep discount? What the fuck is so wrong about me?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:22 PM (0mRoj)

249 It's all about race. Certain races do poorly on certain tests/prequalifications.

Posted by: Taco Shack at April 27, 2017 12:22 PM (C+qQ0)

250 10.5 years until I hit 65.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (gJBE5)




Born late '62?

Born late '67 myself.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:23 PM (ujg0T)

251 "What is your greatest weakness?"
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The fact that I'm still sitting here.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 12:23 PM (8b+oT)

252 I got my current job when the owner of the company I used to work for, who had early-retired, came out of retirement, bought a new company doing the same thing the old one did, and started calling his old employees to see if we were interested in coming back to work for him.

His timing couldn't have been better, as my asshole employer was about to eliminate my department and I was bound for either unemployment or a big step down.

No interview, no resume, no nothing but a phone call. After 10 years with him before, he knew what he was getting with me. That's why he called me.

Easiest job I ever got, and the timing was so serendipitous.

The lesson to be learned is: always do your best and never burn any bridges because you just never know.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 12:23 PM (s/EUv)

253 Probably, but it's one I've never learned.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:16 PM (0mRoj)

Cool, cause it can be done on the fly, seriously.

I watched basic idiots become very successful just due to a little marketing and being relentless. They literally didn't know how crappy they were, so being crappy didn't stop them.

And you aren't crappy, I'll wager.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:24 PM (3myMJ)

254 and you can guarantee that everyone gets hired by the government. that is why we be where we are. because along with hiring everyone, they can not fire anyone. in time, the good workers get fed up and leave. guess who we got now.

Posted by: arbitrary turn back at April 27, 2017 12:24 PM (8RQER)

255 >>Born late '67 myself. Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:23 PM (ujg0T)

That was when The Best were born.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 12:25 PM (Bdeb0)

256 76 70 A previous employer CAN answer this question:

Would you rehire this person again?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 11:44 AM (so+oy)

I assume responding with derisive laughter gives all the information necessary.
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:46 AM (RD7QR)



The lawsuit-proof way to answer this and similar questions: long pauses before answering.

"Would you hire this person again?"

Longggggg pause. "Uh ... yes."

Any experienced manager will know to disregard whatever was said after the pause, which spoke volumes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 27, 2017 12:25 PM (SRKgf)

257 And you aren't crappy, I'll wager.
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:24 PM (3myMJ)

I'm not, but apparently it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:25 PM (0mRoj)

258 my greatest weakness?

not being modest about my skill base and w*rk ethic...

either that or always wanting to buy just *one* moar firearm.

when do i start?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 27, 2017 12:25 PM (6nKtQ)

259 I've even tried to get in at lower-level positions, and no dice. Really?
You don't want a guy at my level of experience at a steep discount?
What the fuck is so wrong about me?


I have friends in the same boat. Several told me that they were told that they weren't a "good fit" with respect the company's "culture". I told them to be thankful.

Posted by: Survey at April 27, 2017 12:26 PM (vtcmf)

260 "I'm not into neckties." Yep, honestly.

"Thanks for coming in."

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 12:26 PM (Bdeb0)

261 The correct answer to the question regard the volume of the Washington Monument: 42...

Posted by: browndog at April 27, 2017 12:26 PM (bGMOs)

262 "What is your greatest weakness?"

------

I got that question once.

"Low tolerance for stupidity. I will call it out."


I got the job.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:26 PM (8XRCm)

263 Red Bull CEO attacks multi-culti PC nonsense:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hyc7ohFGrU

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (kD8Fh)

264 My biggest weakness is crappy rubber bands, you could put someone's eye out!

Posted by: Harry Reid's three dollar day care and spa at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (Rduxz)

265 There's a difference, though - and maybe this is because I'm Gen X.
Gen X wanted the yuppie lifestyle, for sure, but there was still an awareness that to get that corner office, title and beemer you had to work, work, work.




I am too, and I get that.

We were often woefully unprepared by our educations, and we often woefully underestimated the amount of guff we would have to take, but we didn't expect it handed to us.

But I do remember being told how unprepared, soft, not bright enough, etc., we allegedly were. And this criticism was coming from "Boomer" fucks who did all kinds of nonsense in the 1970's but somehow were never called on it.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (ujg0T)

266 Cousin was shot by her POS husband. Critical but stable condition.

How's your day going

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (2x9LM)

267 227
We really shit the bed.

Posted by: Atlanta Falcons at April 27, 2017 12:17 PM (fAZRN)

And you choked more than Aaron Hernandez.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (jxbfJ)

268 " It's all about race. Certain races do poorly on certain tests/prequalifications."





????

Posted by: The NBA at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (J+eG2)

269 260. 'Well, you can always use your belt or shoelaces to hang yourself....'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (TwwWO)

270 Yep. Just finished one week of interviewing young candidates for a nice entry-level tech position. The result? Big goose egg, so far.

Definitely and I've seen the same. There's been such a push to get students into tech degrees who really didn't belong there. It's this crappy mix of entitlement and ineptitude.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:27 PM (PFy0L)

271 Born late '67 myself. Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:23 PM (ujg0T)

----

You.... Sonny.... can get offa my grass.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:28 PM (8XRCm)

272 I've even tried to get in at lower-level positions, and no dice.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:22 PM (0mRoj)

Yeah, I've heard about that problem. Bosses worry that there's something wrong with people who are after a job when they are over-qualified for it. They think you are looking for a place-holder job and will leave when something better comes along, or that you lack confidence.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:28 PM (3myMJ)

273 Late morning for me, even missed the pretty art. Dang.

I used to get the strength/weaknesses question all the time. My response was always 'my sense of humor' -- good in that I am tolerant and easygoing, bad in that I might be laughing out loud or rolling my eyes. One job I was interviewing for got to the third round and individuals. I had that job: then I got a gracious note saying they were 'going in another direction'. The division was moved waaaay out of my geographical area. One of the few times they were literally correct (at least I got a nice note).

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 27, 2017 12:29 PM (MIKMs)

274 260 "I'm not into neckties." Yep, honestly.

"Thanks for coming in."
Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 12:26 PM (Bdeb0)

They are actually saying "I'm not into employment." (Assuming they're not IT. Different rules for them.)

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 12:29 PM (RD7QR)

275 isomniac.....do temp work...

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 27, 2017 12:29 PM (0O7c5)

276 The right clothes are very important for a job interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnXPGF0pvJU

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:29 PM (7HtZB)

277 The most important attribute anyone can bring is personal integrity. Just doing the right thing every time, every situation. We can train you for everything else.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 12:29 PM (Eyx+b)

278 "You.... Sonny.... can get offa my grass."

*fist bump*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:29 PM (J+eG2)

279 More than half the time the SJWs out themselves on their resumes. That and Facebook.

"President of your Students for Palestine Chapter, really?"

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 27, 2017 12:31 PM (m9wUQ)

280 Something tells me that wouldn't have the desired effect. Imagine an extra from Braveheart in black hose and pumps.
Posted by: Insomniac

so try blue paint and a kilt. I got hired as an intern in my kilt hanging around after parade as a freshman in college, wasn't even looking for work, just wanted to survive to spring break

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 12:31 PM (zZb/S)

281 I've even tried to get in at lower-level positions, and no dice. Really? You don't want a guy at my level of experience at a steep discount? What the fuck is so wrong about me?

It isn't you. It's a bias on the employer. I had a very experienced person apply for an entry level spot on my team. He undoubtedly had a brain, but the concern from the others on the panel was that he would just park there for a year while he continued his job search, and we needed someone who would grow with the organization and have a future.

It sucks and it's unfair, I know. For experienced and skilled people the job market has really been damaged.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:31 PM (PFy0L)

282 There must be something connecting us to Zip's place.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=336088

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:32 PM (J+eG2)

283 You.... Sonny.... can get offa my grass.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:28 PM (8XRCm)




THANK YOU. I work with a bunch of 20ish whippersnappers who make me feel like and old man.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:32 PM (ujg0T)

284 You can wear your neck tie anywhere you like here at the spa, and for three dollars we will take care of you for the day.

Posted by: Harry Reid's three dollar day care and spa at April 27, 2017 12:32 PM (Rduxz)

285 255
>>Born late '67 myself. Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:23 PM (ujg0T)

That was when The Best were born.


Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 12:25 PM (Bdeb0)

66 here. Could have been born in '67, but I went on the honeymoon with my father and came home with my mother.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 12:32 PM (jxbfJ)

286 Cousin was shot by her POS husband. Critical but stable condition.

!
?
WTF?

Prayers up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 12:32 PM (X6fMO)

287 The right clothes are very important for a job interview

-------

I had a kid show up to an interview once wearing sandals and a Led Zeppelin shirt.

This was for a retail position. I said, "Son, lets not waste any time here. I dont think you're going to be a good fit here. Thanks for coming in tho."

He said "You dick!! I got dressed up for this!"

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (8XRCm)

288 The right clothes are very important for a job interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnXPGF0pvJU

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:29 PM (7HtZB)




I had a recruiting firm tell me that had to physically see people before they sent them to a company for an interview. The reason? After they sent someone to an interview they called the company to ask how it went. They company said it would have been nice if he knew how to dress for an interview and a shower and shave would have helped too.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (493sH)

289 66 here. Could have been born in '67, but I went on the honeymoon with my father and came home with my mother.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

better than getting spit in the sink

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (FZYNt)

290 Right to work state + 90 day probation period + no air conditioning. Snowflakes usually don't survive the first day.

Posted by: Texas Meatball at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (Re/7S)

291 The most important attribute anyone can bring is personal integrity. Just doing the right thing every time, every situation.
==========

I can't argue with that.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (vg8iE)

292 182 I have several openings.
Posted by: Harry Reid's three dollar day care and spa at April 27, 2017 12:10 PM (Rduxz)



Same here.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (SRKgf)

293 Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:25 PM (0mRoj)

I wasn't crappy either, but I was working in real estate sales and making a pittance. Then I started studying "ninja marketing". It was different from typical "I'm The Greatest" marketing and it worked for my personality type.

It's kinda like musicians used to tell me..."Most player's main problem is they haven't found "their" instrument yet."

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (3myMJ)

294 Tell me about yourself using three-syllable words without the letter "e" in them.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Please be explicit about what you're wearing.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 12:34 PM (jHFYS)

295 Oh, this is like when our intelligence services broadcast classified information to the media and then later cry about leaks.

Our core effectiveness just to a 45% hit. I wonder why.

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 12:34 PM (2Mnv1)

296 But I do remember being told how unprepared, soft, not bright enough, etc., we allegedly were. And this criticism was coming from "Boomer" fucks who did all kinds of nonsense in the 1970's but somehow were never called on it.



"Boomer fucks" in the 70's/80's got actual hazing/harassment on the job. And it was legal.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:34 PM (gJBE5)

297 282 There must be something connecting us to Zip's place.

"The award was given to Clinton after she had spent several hours during a single day helping City Harvest put grapefruit in bags."

Wow. In a single day? This is how an entitled Princess "helps end hunger."

WT actual F, she can't write them a fcuking check, out of her millions in ill-gotten gains?

I've about had it with Princess Chelsea



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 12:35 PM (s/EUv)

298 Thanks MPPP.


WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) - A man has been arrested after allegedly shooting his wife in the chest during a fight in West Mifflin.

According to police, the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday inside a home in the 4000 block of Rossmoor Drive.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found 52-year-old Karen Kadish suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
------

Stable at UPMC so I'm confident she'll be ok.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 27, 2017 12:35 PM (2x9LM)

299 Right to work state + 90 day probation period + no air conditioning.


Texas prison?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:35 PM (gJBE5)

300 The only job that I ever had to wear a tie for was bar tending. All my office based, "professional" work I rarely have had to wear a tie.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:35 PM (7HtZB)

301 What is the appropriate dress for candidates now? It used to be that we were supposed to dress for the job we aspired to. But nowadays are people still dressing in suits for fields other than legal and finance?

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 12:35 PM (kD8Fh)

302 Where do you see yourself in five years?

-----

I always answered "Sitting in your chair"..... unless the interviewee was HR.

Then my answer was "Calling you to see how finding me employees is going".

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:36 PM (8XRCm)

303 295 Oh, this is like when our intelligence services broadcast classified information to the media and then later cry about leaks.

Our core effectiveness just to a 45% hit. I wonder why.
============

Operating at two Sigma. That's an improvement!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 12:36 PM (vg8iE)

304 Yeah.. but did you see what he did/said?

They couldn't let that pass..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

==





"I like the way she talked into the microphone."





The horror. The horror.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her at April 27, 2017 12:37 PM (C52a9)

305 "Boomer fucks" in the 70's/80's got actual hazing/harassment on the job. And it was legal.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:34 PM (gJBE5)




As a kid in the 1970's, I saw the "parenting" many of them did on their kids. Granted it was Calif and they were leftists, but I gained a new appreciation for my own old folks.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 27, 2017 12:37 PM (ujg0T)

306 Probably, but it's one I've never learned.
Posted by: Insomniac

Nothing a week or two working a trade show couldn't fix

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 12:37 PM (zZb/S)

307 279 More than half the time the SJWs out themselves on their resumes. That and Facebook.

"President of your Students for Palestine Chapter, really?"
Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 27, 2017 12:31 PM (m9wUQ)



Facebook truly is a pons asinorum to see if you're stupid enough to disclose damaging details about yourself for the world to see. People will disclose things that they'd never tell a stranger standing at their door with a clipboard.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 27, 2017 12:37 PM (SRKgf)

308 Yeah, I've heard about that problem. Bosses worry that there's something wrong with people who are after a job when they are over-qualified for it. They think you are looking for a place-holder job and will leave when something better comes along, or that you lack confidence.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:28 PM (3myMJ)

I do have some confidence problems, but I don't think I project them.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:38 PM (0mRoj)

309 Posted by: Diogenes at April 27, 2017 12:35 PM (IfzXb)

It's early but Antifa is going to lose the public relations battle methinks.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:38 PM (3myMJ)

310 Snowflake Quotient = SQ = 1 / IQ.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 12:38 PM (vRcUp)

311 El Nood.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:39 PM (PFy0L)

312 Facebook truly is a pons asinorum to see if you're stupid enough to disclose damaging details about yourself for the world to see. People will disclose things that they'd never tell a stranger standing at their door with a clipboard.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 27, 2017 12:37 PM (SRKgf)


This is actually a funny comment, when you consider the sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (X6fMO)

313
I always wondered.


How stupid is a millennial that any prospective employer can see their FB posts?

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (8XRCm)

314 Here's another interview question I got:

"There is a pile of twelve coins, all of equal size. Eleven are of equal weight. One is of a different weight. In three weighings find the unequal coin and determine if it is heavier or lighter."

I don't think I got the answer to this one. Nor the job, for that matter.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (ieXn8)

315 Texas prison?

Sweating is noble. Snowflakes think of themselves as nobility, but don't understand this.

Posted by: Texas Meatball at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (Re/7S)

316 I do have some confidence problems, but I don't think I project them.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:38 PM (0mRoj)

Impossible to say whether you do but as you can see from the commenters, being overqualified is a tough sell these days.

What kind of law do you like?

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (3myMJ)

317 Gonna take him a while to live this one down.


http://cbsloc.al/2p7PXfX

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (J+eG2)

318 In high school, my son worked in grocery store as a bagger. When an opening became available in the produce department, a considerable step up and a little more money, he applied along with a number of other baggers. He got the job. The test? The produce manager had laid out the fruits and vegetables and one by one had the applicants identify them. Many applicants couldn't do that. Wouldn't be surprised if 10 years later, they were still baggers.

Posted by: chuckR at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (qS1uX)

319 Impossible to say whether you do but as you can see from the commenters, being overqualified is a tough sell these days.

What kind of law do you like?
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (3myMJ)

I'm a health care lawyer.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (0mRoj)

320 How stupid is a millennial that any prospective employer can see their FB posts?

I don't know about stupid, but maybe they just don't think about it. First thing I do is search on the candidate's email address in Facebook. It can be...enlightening.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (eytER)

321 Took a test that asked, "Have you ever come back late from lunch or from break?"
I says yes.
The HR guy was all beshitted by my answer.
I told him, "The test didn't ask have I ever worked thru lunch or stayed late into the night to fix what needed fixing." To which I would also have answered in the affirmative.

He and I never got along.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (QM5S2)

322 Unlike the redneck demographic, the snowflake demographic has never produced a self deprecating comedian like Jeff Foxworthy. They're incapable of it, that's part of the essence of snowflakism.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (vRcUp)

323 319 Impossible to say whether you do but as you can see from the commenters, being overqualified is a tough sell these days.

What kind of law do you like?
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (3myMJ)

I'm a health care lawyer.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (0mRoj)

Look for Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs. It's what I do.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (7HtZB)

324 Hey Insomniac: what state are you licensed in? Or states?

I'm kind of in the same boat you are; I'm an attorney in a rural area who doesn't want to do divorces or criminal law. Slim pickens. What areas do you practice in?

Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 12:43 PM (HcgJZ)

325 Sylvia, here at the Clinton Foundation we place a high value on oral skills. How would you rate yours, and would you be prepared to demonstrate them?

Posted by: Hillary! at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (qJhUV)

326 288
I had a recruiting firm tell me that had to
physically see people before they sent them to a company for an
interview. The reason? After they sent someone to an interview they
called the company to ask how it went. They company said it would have
been nice if he knew how to dress for an interview and a shower and
shave would have helped too.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 12:33 PM (493sH)

Working with a recruiter now. They insisted on a face-to-face meeting for just that.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 12:44 PM (jxbfJ)

327 "What is your greatest flaw?

A: "my sense of honesty"

Interviewer: " I don't consider that to be a flaw."

A: "I don't give a fuck what you think."

Posted by: What the heck at April 27, 2017 12:45 PM (326rv)

328 I'm a health care lawyer.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:41 PM (0mRoj)

Sounds like a good skill to have these days.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:50 PM (3myMJ)

329 324 Hey Insomniac: what state are you licensed in? Or states?

I'm kind of in the same boat you are; I'm an attorney in a rural area who doesn't want to do divorces or criminal law. Slim pickens. What areas do you practice in?
Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 12:43 PM (HcgJZ)

Health care. Florida.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 12:50 PM (0mRoj)

330 The HR guy was all beshitted by my answer.

I told him, "The test didn't ask have I ever worked thru lunch or stayed late into the night to fix what needed fixing." To which I would also have answered in the affirmative.

He and I never got along.
Posted by: Roland THTG at April 27, 2017 12:42 PM (QM5S2)


Heh. I'm surprised you got hired.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 12:52 PM (ieXn8)

331 Ever thought of Worker's Comp, Insomniac? Part of my practice is actually Worker's comp appeals (from the injured worker's side).

Put bluntly, the other attorneys in this field suck. They don't know how to read a medical report or they just roll over to the insurance doctors. They don't know what they are doing.

Worker's Comp is contingency, and Florida is a tad screwy with Worker's Comp law, but they aren't any screwier than Utah, which is where I'm at.

Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 12:56 PM (HcgJZ)

332 Really? You don't want a guy at my level of experience at a steep discount? What the fuck is so wrong about me?

They're afraid you'll take the job, continue looking and jump ship two months later when something with a higher salary comes along.

Posted by: GMan at April 27, 2017 01:19 PM (sxq57)

333 I think a good question..one that would show both conscious values decisions and also provide insight into the feeling basis of a potential employee, would be to ask them what they think, how they feel, when they smell some nice crispy fried chicken.

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at April 27, 2017 01:41 PM (n3hky)

334 "Boomer fucks" in the 70's/80's got actual hazing/harassment on the job. And it was legal.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 12:34 PM (gJBE5)

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You got that right. Even lie-detector tests where they asked all sorts of, you know, interesting questions.

Also at the time, employers were grabbing as many ex-military as they could. And it was a plus if you went to Vietnam.

Posted by: Soona at April 27, 2017 01:42 PM (Fmupd)

335 323 319 Impossible to say whether you do but as you can see from the commenters, being overqualified is a tough sell these days.

What kind of law do you like?
Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 12:40 PM (3myMJ)

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Have you ever thought of doing porn?

Posted by: Soona at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (Fmupd)

336 Nordstrom, not Nordstrom's.

Posted by: todd at April 27, 2017 02:02 PM (t0Bff)

337 Have you ever thought of doing porn?
Posted by: Soona at April 27, 2017 01:46 PM (Fmupd)

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waits to hear how many Morons are overqualified...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 02:05 PM (PNcou)

Mid-Morning Open Thread

pride of dijon.jpg

The Pride Of Dijon
William John Hennessy

In the interests of preserving the genteel and elegant theme of this week's art thread, I will not explain to you that I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Near the top!!

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (Jcg9Q)

2 So, um, ya wanna?

Posted by: Bruce at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (8ikIW)

3 FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (Jcg9Q)

4 So the dress color is Mustard?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (qXFhJ)

5 So, um, ya wanna try MY mustard?

Posted by: Bruce at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (8ikIW)

6 And no booze to celebrate. Damn.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (Jcg9Q)

7 I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.

Mustard. Grey Poupon Mustard

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 27, 2017 09:24 AM (ZQfW9)

8 She's wondering if he cuts the mustard.....

Posted by: Tami at April 27, 2017 09:24 AM (Enq6K)

9 top ten?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:24 AM (FZYNt)

10 I Poop-on your mustard

Posted by: Triumph the insult hot dog at April 27, 2017 09:25 AM (8ikIW)

11 Colonel Mustard on the terrace with a strap-on

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:25 AM (FZYNt)

12 Trees. Hence art.

Posted by: m at April 27, 2017 09:25 AM (Gqgs8)

13 Notice how the sniper makes excellent use of the shadows?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 27, 2017 09:25 AM (jsWA8)

14 You have a headache again?

Posted by: MAC-SOG at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (QPdNE)

15 I will not explain to you that I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.



He's trying hard to activate her giggle switch.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (gJBE5)

16 What a beautiful painting! I think the man spoils it a little, though.

Posted by: Kris at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (nwqNw)

17 In the interests of preserving the genteel and elegant theme of this week's art thread, I will not explain to you that I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM
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In other words: Paolo, in his native habitat.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (sBOL1)

18 So, Freud is thinking: "Maybe I should use a couch instead of a chair."

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (7ZVPa)

19 Give it up girl, I know you got it on you somewhere.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (jsWA8)

20 I promise, I'll pull out

- Mean Mr.Mustard

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (FZYNt)

21
She's nekkid under those clothes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (XWkhW)

22 FORKBEARD GUY: No, really, horses envy it. There's only one way to find out.

LANGUID CHICK: Really Reginald, DO come up with something original.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (RD7QR)

23 Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (hLRSq)

24 CBD, might that gentleman be....wooing her?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (NOIQH)

25 If my damn laptop didn't take so long to load everything, I'd have been first with the mustard comment.

Speakin' of which...how does one check their graphics driver/board/etc?...cuz something is wrong with mine. It's not a virus...I've checked with multiple virus checkers.

Posted by: Tami at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (Enq6K)

26 He's making headway. You can tell by the way she stopped fanning herself.

Posted by: Kevin Gilbride at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (XTiHL)

27 >>a singular goal in mind.

Getting gardening tips?

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (wwL6Q)

28 He looks bored. She's probably yapping on about the Kardashians or how Trump is going to take away her birth control or what dicks all her previous boyfriends were.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (0mRoj)

29 Tomorrow's art will be naked cannibals.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (/prE6)

30 He sells insurance?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (J+eG2)

31

I am hoping Ace is making pancakes for a special lafy friend

Or some carb free substitute

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (Fj+94)

32 "I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind."

He is thinking "If I fake paying attention to your mindless blathering about your cat I may get you in the sack."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (hLRSq)

33
No, I won't spread mustard on your kielbasa.

Posted by: The chick in the painting at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (XWkhW)

34 Is that Ahmadinejad?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (vRcUp)

35 All he is hearing is "blah, blah, blah" whilst wondering if he can slip it in her bum

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (FZYNt)

36 23 Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (hLRSq)

Grocery store brand plain yellow. Snob.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (0mRoj)

37 I see a glint from the snipers optics in the big oak tree in the background.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (UOJLJ)

38 >>a singular goal in mind

He's challenging himself by attempting the more difficult heterosexual relationship, because he's just that kind of guy who considers being gay but thinks it's too easy?

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (wwL6Q)

39

Shes explaining intersectionality

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (Fj+94)

40 In the interests of preserving the genteel and elegant theme of this week's art thread, I will not explain to you that I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.

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To get her to make him a sammich?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (kTF2Z)

41
He's probably telling her about his conflict between homosexuality and heterosexuality. How he's trying to avoid the 'easy road' of butt sex.

Thoughts of Chairman Obama

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (HTdUD)

42 29. Horde Group Portrait?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (TwwWO)

43 I love the gown, and her shawl, and the delicate wrought iron railing, and the color of the grass.

I even like the tree in bloom in the background. It looks like a lovely place to be.

I wish I could say I routinely sat out on my back deck dressed like that, but honestly compels me to say that I can't.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (sBOL1)

44 She should put the train of her dress in her lap. It's going to get dirty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (vRcUp)

45 *honesty*

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (sBOL1)

46 Looks like Forsythia in the background, but white...so, something else.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (ZO497)

47 A snipers convention.

Posted by: Scuba Dude at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (Oq/TM)

48 >>He's challenging himself by attempting the more difficult heterosexual
relationship, because he's just that kind of guy who considers being gay
but thinks it's too easy?


*golf clap*


And after this intimate tet-a-tete, he'll retire to the bathhouse for some manly companionship...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (NOIQH)

49 Shes explaining intersectionality

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (Fj+94)


Is that where you try and figure out who goes first at a four-way stop?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (hLRSq)

50
24 CBD, might that gentleman be....wooing her?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (NOIQH)








Most guys woo women by standing on a street corner and yelling "WOO! WOOOOO!" while grabbing their crotch.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (XWkhW)

51 The Pride Of Dijon

Mustard for poofters.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (s/EUv)

52 That woman ruins the entire scene.

Posted by: Baroque Barry at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (UOJLJ)

53 What a beautiful painting! I think the man spoils it a little, though.

Posted by: Kris

Don't we always?

Posted by: Bruce at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

54 All he is hearing is "blah, blah, blah"
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I was told that there would be no French in this thread.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (ZO497)

55 She should put the train of her dress in her lap. It's going to get dirty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (vRcUp)


That's why she has servants.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (hLRSq)

56 17 In the interests of preserving the genteel and elegant theme of this week's art thread, I will not explain to you that I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM
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In other words: Paolo, in his native habitat.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (sBOL1)

Paolo would've already sealed the deal. He doesn't pretend to listen.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (0mRoj)

57
"Whadda ya mean you're tired of living on the golf course???"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (XWkhW)

58 I'm going to risk my Horde Man-Card and say I actually like this week's subjects better than last week's.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (9krrF)

59 I do wish women dressed like that today.

And not like the other day's UpTheBumNoBabie's tramp.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (X6fMO)

60

Its gorgeous

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (Fj+94)

61 I kind of miss the nudes of last week, but I knew it couldn't last.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (+YJf/)

62 He looks...chuffed.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (NOIQH)

63 Is that where you try and figure out who goes first at a four-way stop?
Posted by: *Mikey NTH
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We'll be taking care of that for you.

Posted by: Googlemobile at April 27, 2017 09:33 AM (ZO497)

64

Perhaps hes in love with her

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:33 AM (Fj+94)

65 Paolo would've already sealed the deal. He doesn't pretend to listen.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (0mRoj)
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I don't know. She looks like a pretty classy lady. He probably has to try a little harder with her than with others.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:33 AM (sBOL1)

66 And not like the other day's UpTheBumNoBabie's tramp.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (X6fMO)


Just because you can't see it...

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 09:33 AM (8nWyX)

67 Continuing the weekly theme of fabric and a whole lotta neck.

Posted by: JEM at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (TppKb)

68 62 He looks...chuffed.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (NOIQH)

Chuffed means happy or pleased. I don't think he looks like that.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (0mRoj)

69 He is very interested in her deep, deep...thoughts

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (c6/9Q)

70 Also, chick appears to be a redhead. I sense a soul is being devoured as we watch.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (9krrF)

71 I kind of miss the nudes of last week, but I knew it couldn't last.
Posted by: Colin
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Could be naked fat dude on ottoman. Let's be properly grateful.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (ZO497)

72 how does one check their graphics
driver/board/etc?

Posted by: Tami at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (Enq6K)

When you boot your machine there is a utility available that will do a hardware check. It takes a very long time, but it will probably give you some good info.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (rF0hx)

73 Is that where you try and figure out who goes first at a four-way stop?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH


Or first in a three-way.

Posted by: Bruce at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (8ikIW)

74 The gentleman appears to be a southpaw.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (UOJLJ)

75 Lush, secluded, damp, like the morning after a rainfall. It's the kind of painting that makes me want to be there. Of course, they'd set the hounds on me. But then I could pretend to be their neighbor. The Earl of whatever.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (vRcUp)

76 Goodness its even better when to click it

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (Fj+94)

77 "Most guys woo women by standing on a street corner and yelling "WOO! WOOOOO!" while grabbing their crotch."

You need to get out of Seaside Heights N.J.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (J+eG2)

78 59 I do wish women dressed like that today.

And not like the other day's UpTheBumNoBabie's tramp.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (X6fMO)

Yeah, I'm a major fuddy-duddy about women getting tats. I can't stop them and it's their business but I sure can wonder what they were thinking (particularly tramp stamps; try explaining an arrow in the small of your back pointing to your crotch to the grandchildren).

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (RD7QR)

79 Have been reading some of Upton Sinclair books. People in the upper classes in the US in the 30's and before hardly ever married outside of their station in life. I suppose we still have that, just most of us just don't live in those circles.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (+YJf/)

80 I'm going to risk my Horde Man-Card and say I actually like this week's subjects better than last week's.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (9krrF)
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So what you are saying is that you appreciate women dressed in lovely clothes, behaving properly, as opposed to fleshy naked broads letting it all hang out in front of everyone.

For that, sir, you get a gold-plated Man Card.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (sBOL1)

81 75. I'd try to pass myself off as a ruined noble. Classy dames dig them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (TwwWO)

82 Perhaps hes in love with her
Posted by: ThunderB
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Smitten.

Poor chap.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (ZO497)

83
76 Goodness its even better when to click it

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (Fj+94)







Riiiiight. It's Yoko under there, isn't it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (XWkhW)

84

Shes stealing his soul, shes a ginger

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (Fj+94)

85 I see he has no chaperone.


And I am signed on with the new computer. I gave up trying to get Windows 7 on here.

Posted by: Vic we hvew no party at April 27, 2017 09:36 AM (mpXpK)

86 I'm not just pissy about Obama saying that, I'm also pissed in advanced about the dumb flucks who are going to call him brave instead of realizing how insulting he is.


"Your way is too easy for someone like me"


What an ass.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 09:36 AM (wwL6Q)

87 "So, you're a Feminist? That's so cute."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at April 27, 2017 09:36 AM (a3sfz)

88 64




Perhaps hes in love with her BOOBS


Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:33 AM (Fj+94)

FIFY.
Can't take his eyes off of them.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 09:36 AM (jxbfJ)

89 I'd try to pass myself off as a ruined noble. Classy dames dig them.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
------------

Is he using an old necktie for a belt? That's usually the tell.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:36 AM (ZO497)

90 When you boot your machine there is a utility
available that will do a hardware check. It takes a very long time, but
it will probably give you some good info.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (rF0hx)

Thanks....I'll try that.

No one comment until I get back....

Posted by: Tami at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (Enq6K)

91 "The Pride of Dijon".

So... lions, right? They're being stalked by lions?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (8nWyX)

92 And I am signed on with the new computer. I gave up trying to get Windows 7 on here.


Posted by: Vic we hvew no party at April 27, 2017 09:36 AM (mpXpK)

Try Win 10, that's even more fun....

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (+YJf/)

93 And after this intimate tet-a-tete, he'll retire to the bathhouse for some manly companionship...


Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM


You don't mean...like the Earl of Doncaster?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (p+Wdc)

94
No one comment until I get back....

Posted by: Tami at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (Enq6K)






Okay.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (XWkhW)

95

Yes. Smitten

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (Fj+94)

96 "I'm going to risk my Horde Man-Card and say I actually like this week's subjects better than last week's."


Da Fuqua??

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (J+eG2)

97 64

Perhaps hes in love with her
Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:33 AM (Fj+94)

You can see it from the posture (and kudos to the artist for knowing body language): He's fascinated, deeply into the conversation; she's relaxed around him and has warmed to his presence. You see that when people are hitting it off.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (RD7QR)

98

So nice! So nice,, I've got you!

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 09:38 AM (HSmrB)

99 The cognac guy paints the mustard people.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 09:38 AM (7HtZB)

100 He's probably thinking that if he can get her out of that dress, he'd have enough material to make a spinnaker for his yacht.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 27, 2017 09:38 AM (7ZVPa)

101 53 What a beautiful painting! I think the man spoils it a little, though.

Posted by: Kris

Don't we always?
Posted by: Bruce at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

Heh. Not always. Sometimes a good man is just enough to make a scene perfect. (My man, for example. I think the guy takes away from it because he's too distracting. He forms this large black shape in the middle of a light-colored scene. The lady blends in more, making the composition more visually pleasing.

Posted by: Kris at April 27, 2017 09:38 AM (nwqNw)

102 Most guys woo women by standing on a street corner and yelling "WOO! WOOOOO!" while grabbing their crotch.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Only in another context: modern NYC scum in the infamous "wolf call" video.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 09:38 AM (vRcUp)

103 >> Is that where you try and figure out who goes first at a four-way stop?

I still don't understand what's supposed to happen when one person has a stop sign and another a yield sign.

I'm going to the grocery store; y'all pervert that comment and have fun.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 09:38 AM (wwL6Q)

104
99 The cognac guy paints the mustard people.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 09:38 AM (7HtZB)







I'm afraid to ask what he has smeared on his palette.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (XWkhW)

105 Goodness its even better when to click it
Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:34 AM (Fj+94)
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You can really see the details in that beautiful dress and shawl.

And his love-struck face.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (sBOL1)

106 Have been reading some of Upton Sinclair books. People in the upper classes in the US in the 30's and before hardly ever married outside of their station in life. I suppose we still have that, just most of us just don't live in those circles.

We had a brief window from maybe WWII into the '60s where that broke down a bit, but in recent years 'assortative mating' has become entrenched more solidly than ever.

Posted by: JEM at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (TppKb)

107
So what you are saying is that you appreciate women dressed in lovely clothes, behaving properly, as opposed to fleshy naked broads letting it all hang out in front of everyone.

For that, sir, you get a gold-plated Man Card.

Posted by: bluebell
---------------

There's nothing like a sense of decency to spruce the place up a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (ZO497)

108 Shes stealing his soul, shes a ginger

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (Fj+94)


He's French; she's not getting much for her effort.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (hLRSq)

109 Notice how he's leaning over on his hand allowing the sniper a clean head shot.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (UOJLJ)

110 He is no earl (or count) - look at his posture.

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (c6/9Q)

111 "I'm going to risk my Horde Man-Card and say I actually like this week's subjects better than last week's."

good point. If you are looking for porn, Algore created the internet just for that. This smart milatary blog is above such things

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (FZYNt)

112

No

Hes the Lloyd Dobbler of the Victorian age

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (Fj+94)

113 So what you are saying is that you appreciate women dressed in lovely clothes, behaving properly, as opposed to fleshy naked broads letting it all hang out in front of everyone.

For that, sir, you get a gold ghey-plated Man Card.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:35 AM (sBOL1)

FTFY

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:40 AM (0mRoj)

114 Another long neck. The scenery is more interesting the the gentleman's droning and she's trying hard to keep her eyes open with a heavy dress and a warm day.

Posted by: auscolpyr at April 27, 2017 09:40 AM (suO/a)

115 CBD, Thanks so much for introducing me to this artist. I love the way he varies his color palette to establish the mood and setting of the scene. There is plenty of detail without disrupting the 'artsy' romantic feel. And the scene is pleasant and could (as you suggested) lead to some interesting activity. I looked at a few of his other works on Wiki and they have similar attractive and interesting qualities.

Apparently William John Hennessy did wood cuts to illustrate books. I intend to look into that.

Posted by: JTB at April 27, 2017 09:40 AM (V+03K)

116 Great selections this week, CBD. Thanks!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:40 AM (NOIQH)

117 He is a pauper, after her inheritance and title. She compromised herself with a stable boy and has no suitors.

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (c6/9Q)

118 Once more: The meat and cheese are sandwiched between the bread.

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (2Mnv1)

119 "I'm going to risk my Horde Man-Card and say I actually like this week's subjects better than last week's."



good point. If you are looking for porn, Algore created the internet just for that. This smart milatary blog is above such things



There's always steampunk porn. Which is a thing, apparently.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (X6fMO)

120
This smart milatary blog is above such things

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (FZYNt)








You contemptible scoundrel! How dare you besmirch the character of the HQ.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (XWkhW)

121 [ . . . ]or what dicks all her previous boyfriends were.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (0mRoj)


I loved those little conversations. Especially when they included about how much more famous, talented and exciting the previous boyfriends were.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (Dlzo9)

122 I don't know. She looks like a pretty classy lady. He probably has to try a little harder with her than with others.





Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:33 AM


The Paolo, he likes a challenge.

Posted by: Paolo at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (p+Wdc)

123

Some fancy people have sloppy haircuts and louche bearing, slouch and all

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:42 AM (Fj+94)

124 "That's fascinating. Tell me again how cis-het patriarchal male oppressors are responsible for every last problem in the lives of women, minorities and homosexuals."

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:42 AM (0mRoj)

125 "This smart milatary blog is above such things"



I have awoken in an alternate universe.

And Spock looks.....different.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:42 AM (J+eG2)

126 If Ace isn't the one behind the Sean Spicier Twitter account, he should claim he is. That's easily the best account going.
I love how many deranged lefty morons think it's the real Spicer.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (f4GSC)

127 The Pride Of Dijon
William John Hennessy
In the interests of preserving the genteel and elegant theme of this week's art thread, I will not explain to you that I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.




He wants to get into her mustard?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (voOPb)

128 121 [ . . . ]or what dicks all her previous boyfriends were.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (0mRoj)

I loved those little conversations. Especially when they included about how much more famous, talented and exciting the previous boyfriends were.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (Dlzo9)

Both extremes are HUGE red flags.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (0mRoj)

129 So did y'all hear about Super Settled Science getting kneecapped when the mastodon was discovered and appeared to have been butchered by humans 100,000 years before they were supposed to be living there?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (UGR1+)

130 She probably told him "If you aren't packing 9 inches then GTFO"

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (FZYNt)

131
Some fancy people have sloppy haircuts and louche bearing, slouch and all

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:42 AM (Fj+94)




I thought we were done talking about Vox writers?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (XWkhW)

132 Look, needledick, if you're done with your excuses the king's horses would like another crack at it.

Posted by: Girl in the painting at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (kTF2Z)

133 Dude has almost the same look as Gene Wilder in that Willie Wonka meme

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (J+eG2)

134 you might know I would get a typo in my name.

Posted by: Vic we have no party at April 27, 2017 09:44 AM (mpXpK)

135 He is obviously trying to keep the sniper from getting a clear shot at her.

Posted by: Parker at April 27, 2017 09:44 AM (mZGw4)

136 I don't know. She looks like a pretty classy lady. He probably has to try a little harder with her than with others.

Posted by: bluebell




koff koff. Guess who called whom. koff koff.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:44 AM (gJBE5)

137 The first conversation I had with my future husband was about Rodin and Camille Claudel.

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:44 AM (Fj+94)

138 For that, sir, you get a gold-plated Man Card.

Posted by: bluebell
---------------

There's nothing like a sense of decency to spruce the place up a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,


...look, just don't tell anyone outside the Horde, okay? I have a rep as a dissolute gentleman to maintain...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:44 AM (9krrF)

139 129 So did y'all hear about Super Settled Science getting kneecapped when the mastodon was discovered and appeared to have been butchered by humans 100,000 years before they were supposed to be living there?
Posted by: Moron Robbie

mmmmmm Mastedon steaks.

Time to fire up the BBQ

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:44 AM (FZYNt)

140 Look, needledick, if you're done with your excuses the king's horses would like another crack at it.
Posted by: Girl in the painting




"Sure thing, Moldylocks"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:45 AM (gJBE5)

141 I loved those little conversations. Especially when they included about how much more famous, talented and exciting the previous boyfriends were.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (Dlzo9)


There was an old Andy Capp cartoon from years ago where Andy was walking along and ran into a newly-married man:

ANDY: 'Ow's married life, Eric?

ERIC: Oh, not so bad, Andy. Mind you, it's a bit irritating when she goes on about 'er first 'usband.

ANDY: Want a bit of advice, Eric? The next time she tells you about 'er first 'usband, you start talking about your next wife.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:45 AM (X6fMO)

142 The first conversation I had with my future husband was about Rodin and Camille Claudel.
Posted by: ThunderB
------------

Wait...you dated them?!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:45 AM (ZO497)

143 I imagine the lady is blabbing away and the guy is feigning interest and just keeps repeating " I understand..I understand" .

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (osuON)

144 136 I don't know. She looks like a pretty classy lady. He probably has to try a little harder with her than with others.

Posted by: bluebell




koff koff. Guess who called whom. koff koff.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:44 AM (gJBE5)

"Paolo, my husband's out of town on business for a few days. I just got something really sexy I want you to see."

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (0mRoj)

145 actually, no. she is recently widowed. 89 yo husband died under mysterious circumstance. body found in a pond at edge of property - poor chap went swimming at midnight ! would you believe ?

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (c6/9Q)

146 07
So what you are saying is that you appreciate women dressed in lovely clothes, behaving properly, as opposed to fleshy naked broads letting it all hang out in front of everyone.

For that, sir, you get a gold-plated Man Card.

Posted by: bluebell
---------------

There's nothing like a sense of decency to spruce the place up a bit.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:39 AM (ZO497)


The Overnight Open Thread The Disgust Bluebell & Hammer Edition

I'm working on the outline now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (voOPb)

147 I think they are just comparing who has the most money to make the high social life they will lead after getting married, with him being a future wall street banker.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (+YJf/)

148 I will not explain to you that I think that the gentleman is working very, very hard with a singular goal in mind.

---

Chelsea Clinton will win the Nobel prize in literature, by gum!

Posted by: gentleman at April 27, 2017 09:47 AM (PNcou)

149 The Overnight Open Thread The Disgust Bluebell & Hammer Edition

I'm working on the outline now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (voOPb)
----------

Oh, terrific.

I shall prepare the fainting couch accordingly. And I will have to hunt down my fan.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:47 AM (sBOL1)

150 ...with a singular goal in mind.

Getting a sammich made?

Posted by: t-bird at April 27, 2017 09:48 AM (2z74n)

151 She probably told him "If you aren't packing 9 inches then GTFO"

There's a "57 varieties" joke to be made, but I can't think of it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:48 AM (X6fMO)

152 149 The Overnight Open Thread The Disgust Bluebell & Hammer Edition

I'm working on the outline now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (voOPb)
----------

Oh, terrific.

I shall prepare the fainting couch accordingly. And I will have to hunt down my fan.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:47 AM (sBOL1)

Don't forget the pearls for clutching purposes.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:48 AM (0mRoj)

153
Oh, terrific.

I shall prepare the fainting couch accordingly. And I will have to hunt down my fan.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:47 AM (sBOL1)

Don't forget to have a glass of that sweet tea "on hand"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (voOPb)

154 Don't forget the pearls for clutching purposes.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:48 AM (0mRoj)
-----------

*adds to list*

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (sBOL1)

155 "Are you about a size 14?"

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (0mRoj)

156 Chelsea Clinton will win the Nobel prize in literature, by gum!



Posted by: gentleman at April 27, 2017 09:47 AM (PNcou)

Best comment yet, but probably true...Or an Oscar for a movie she will make about social justice.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (+YJf/)

157 Moonbat Joy Behar Slams First Lady: Wheres Melania Going To Go If We Dont Have Any Sanctuary Cities

Weasel Zippers

What a disgusting fat pig

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (KlI/a)

158 >>Don't forget the pearls for clutching purposes.


And fainting couch!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (NOIQH)

159 The Overnight Open Thread The Disgust Bluebell & Hammer Edition

I'm working on the outline now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
----------------

You're going to mention Hellman's mayonnaise, aren't you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (NBHj5)

160 Alternate title: "Overlooking the Mustard Plantation".

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (xjiRE)

161 I think they are just comparing who has the most money to make the high social life they will lead after getting married, with him being a future wall street banker.




And Chelsea is droning on & on about her tv gig.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (gJBE5)

162 157 Moonbat Joy Behar Slams First Lady: Wheres Melania Going To Go If We Dont Have Any Sanctuary Cities

Weasel Zippers

What a disgusting fat pig
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (KlI/a)

Melania's legal, you imbecilic cow.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (0mRoj)

163 157 Moonbat Joy Behar Slams First Lady: Wheres Melania Going To Go If We Dont Have Any Sanctuary Cities

Weasel Zippers

What a disgusting fat pig
Posted by: Nevergiveup

she gives wretched cunts a bad name

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (FZYNt)

164 He's listening to the delightful lilt of her voice and the cute way that her little nose turns up and the crinkles around her eyes when she smiles.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (QpgDv)

165 So did y'all hear about Super Settled Science getting kneecapped when the mastodon was discovered and appeared to have been butchered by humans 100,000 years before they were supposed to be living there?
Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM (UGR1+)


You mean HUMANS were actually to blame? EVEN BETTER
*swoon*

Posted by: science! at April 27, 2017 09:51 AM (8nWyX)

166 Best comment yet, but probably true...Or an Oscar for a movie she will make about social justice.
Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (+YJf/)

---

There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess.

Posted by: gentleman at April 27, 2017 09:51 AM (PNcou)

167 Former public school teacher Joy Behar. She is a fucking pig.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 09:51 AM (fAZRN)

168 121 [ . . . ]or what dicks all her previous boyfriends were.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (0mRoj)



I loved those little conversations. Especially when they included
about how much more famous, talented and exciting the previous
boyfriends were.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 27, 2017 09:41 AM (Dlzo9)



Both extremes are HUGE red flags.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:43 AM


And let's not forget the conversations with women you've just met that always manage to work the words "my boyfriend" into the first sentence. I think Scott Adams even did a Dilbert strip on that one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2017 09:51 AM (p+Wdc)

169 "There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess."

First Place in the Howdy Doody look-alike contest

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:52 AM (J+eG2)

170 They finished tea. He's waiting for the roofie to kick in.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at April 27, 2017 09:52 AM (n8Jnc)

171 A spectacle of longing and desire, the exuberant display of genitalia, the hope implicit in concupiscence.

On the shrubbery I mean. It would look nicer without those two opisthokonts in the way.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 27, 2017 09:52 AM (CPk08)

172 164. And if he's studying my stylebook, he'll pay rapt attention to the spot of skin just below her ear.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at April 27, 2017 09:52 AM (TwwWO)

173 You're going to mention Hellman's mayonnaise, aren't you?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:50 AM (NBHj5)
---------

Now, let's not ruin the moment, Mr. Hammer.

I have actually tried Duke's, and it's . . . fine.

So, we both win.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:52 AM (sBOL1)

174 "There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess."

First place in the Webb Hubble Look-alike contest

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:52 AM (J+eG2)

175 He's listening to the delightful lilt of her voice and the cute way that her little nose turns up and the crinkles around her eyes when she smiles



while wondering if she swallows or spits.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:53 AM (gJBE5)

176 his...neck is all stiffened up, from that angle of course

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:53 AM (c6/9Q)

177 >>There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess.


I am sure she'll get a Grammy for the audiobook narration of one of her books.

All the big Dems get a Grammy for reading their autobiographies aloud.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:53 AM (NOIQH)

178 "Grey Poupon?"


"No, the same color as everybody else. Dark brown or greenish."

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 09:54 AM (NyJwR)

179 no mummy, i don't want a Tony award. You know how greasy Italians are.

Posted by: Chelsea at April 27, 2017 09:54 AM (PNcou)

180 Hm? Yes dear. Mhm. Yep. Hahaha, you're so funny. Of course. Whatever you say.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 27, 2017 09:54 AM (KUaJL)

181 "There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess."

First place in the "Ten pounds of pasty white albino flab in a five pound swim suit bottom" contest

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:54 AM (J+eG2)

182 166 Best comment yet, but probably true...Or an Oscar for a movie she will make about social justice.
Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (+YJf/)

---

There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess.
Posted by: gentleman at April 27, 2017 09:51 AM (PNcou)

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Award for Persistence

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 09:55 AM (RD7QR)

183 Chelsea produced a documentary, so I'm a little surprised they didn't find a way to get her an Oscar.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:55 AM (NOIQH)

184 " The One Cheek Sneak"

Posted by: Bruce at April 27, 2017 09:55 AM (8ikIW)

185 Ugh.. all alone at work today and tomorrow. Slowest time of the year and I have to sit here for 6 hours and try to entertain myself. I,m never comfortable being totally by myself here since we are at the end of a dead end street and the building looks abandoned except for the lone car out front.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 09:55 AM (zRZaJ)

186 "There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess."

First place in the "Ten pounds of pasty white albino flab in a five pound swim suit bottom" contest



The First Annual Amy Schumer Award.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (gJBE5)

187 We may laugh, but back in "those days" marriages were almost arranged or at least the gentleman were expected to select from a list of eligible women who had to be under 20, or so.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (+YJf/)

188
What a disgusting fat pig
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 09:49 AM (KlI/a)


Fat pigs have a use.

That aborted piece of shit, not so much.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (voOPb)

189 TheJamesMadison,

My gfs daughter just started at an indie publisher. I could hook you two up if you need a contact. Idk if it would lead to publishing or not tho.

Posted by: Toddler at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (YfOsp)

190 Sir, might I recommend you supplement your smooth poetry with some Colt 45 malt liquor . . .

Posted by: Billy Dee Williams at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (xVRrG)

191
We met in the officers club at Incirlik AB during Desert Storm when we were restricted to base. He flew nights and this was his first night off in a month. There were easily 1000 male officers for every female officer. Men everwhere. Following me. Waiting at my Q. Waiting at my office. Leaving me notes. Calling. I had been there a week.

The only place to eat was the O Club. Almost no women. Every guy shooting his watch and wearing his flight suit and following me around.

He was on his first night off. He wore his khakis. His roomate literally dragged me over to talk to him. He talked about books and art. He didnt take any of my shit either. I was smitten.

The next day he stole his units bread truck to take me to lunch at the golf course, overlooking the Patriot Missile Batteries. We've been together ever since.

This painting makes me think of those times

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (Fj+94)

192
Bearded guy, So you and this Paolo are only acquaintances?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (493sH)

193 That's not bad. It has a certain mood. Need moar atmospheric paintings.

Posted by: Max Power at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (QCc6B)

194 First place for winning the Webb Hubbell Turkey Baster Trot.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (fAZRN)

195 First place in the "Ten pounds of pasty white albino flab in a five pound swim suit bottom" contest
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

the cure for the 4 hour erection

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (FZYNt)

196 185 Ugh.. all alone at work today and tomorrow. Slowest time of the year and I have to sit here for 6 hours and try to entertain myself. I,m never comfortable being totally by myself here since we are at the end of a dead end street and the building looks abandoned except for the lone car out front.
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 09:55 AM (zRZaJ)


Let me recommend the following movie to play on your device "The Last House on The Left."

It will make you day zip by.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (voOPb)

197 Thunder thighs.

Posted by: What he's thinking... at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (Mt8T4)

198 Best comment yet, but probably true...Or an Oscar for a movie she will make about social justice.
Posted by: Colin
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Movie that she wants to make. Because virtue signaling is all that it takes for the Clinton's to win something.

Bill - Father of the Year

Hillary - Liberty Medal

Chelsea - Variety Achievement Award

Notice anything that these 'awards' have in common?

If you answered, "They are complete bullshit, contrived, window-dressing" then you would be on the right track.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (ZO497)

199 Which tea cup has the roofie ?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (UOJLJ)

200 We may laugh, but back in "those days" marriages were almost arranged or at least the gentleman were expected to select from a list of eligible women who had to be under 20, or so.

---

Those Days = The Good Old Days

Posted by: men at April 27, 2017 09:58 AM (PNcou)

201
190 Sir, might I recommend you supplement your smooth poetry with some Colt 45 malt liquor . . .

Posted by: Billy Dee Williams at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (xVRrG)







Nope. Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor...... DAAAAMMMMMNNNN!

Posted by: Bill McNeal at April 27, 2017 09:58 AM (XWkhW)

202 On the shrubbery I mean. It would look nicer without those two opisthokonts in the way.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 27, 2017 09:52 AM (CPk0
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You have quite a vocabulary. As well as quite a sense of humor.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:58 AM (sBOL1)

203 Aw, ThunderB, that's so sweet!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:58 AM (NOIQH)

204 "Moonbat Joy Behar Slams First Lady: Wheres Melania Going To Go If We Dont Have Any Sanctuary Cities"

Waking up each morning as Joy Behar is plenty of punishment.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 09:58 AM (hLRSq)

205 This painting makes me think of those times
Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 09:56 AM (Fj+94)

Is that a patriot missile battery in your pants or are you just glad to see me?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 09:59 AM (voOPb)

206 If you may be having difficulties with relations with the distaff sex, you have my sympathies, young sir.
While I have ninety-nine separate difficulties with which I must cope, a vexing maiden is not among them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:59 AM (9krrF)

207 Yes; Let us have some gentility. :^) He may be working very hard for a singular goal, but I am going to take the upbeat view that it's his wife he's just married and he's still gazing on her adoringly. :^)

It's a lovely picture and wouldn't we all like to have someone look at us in that way-as if we're the center of the universe.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 09:59 AM (fDdVG)

208 And let's not forget the conversations with women you've just met that always manage to work the words "my boyfriend" into the first sentence.

Ah, yes, the preemptive "I wouldn't touch you with a fucking barge pole" brushoff. I know it well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:59 AM (X6fMO)

209 Dammit MH!!

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 09:59 AM (zRZaJ)

210 This is a guy who's trying to score a rich wife; smart. I married for love and look where that's gotten me; right here with a horde.

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 10:00 AM (gbWkA)

211 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (ZO497)

No Mayonnaise award?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 10:00 AM (voOPb)

212

Her: "We Need To Talk"
Him: "Not This Shit Again"

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at April 27, 2017 10:00 AM (HjTzR)

213 199 Which tea cup has the roofie ?
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (UOJLJ)

Now a clever man would put the roofie in his own cup, because only a great fool would drink what he was given, so I can clearly not choose the tea in front of you. But you would have know I am not a great fool - you would have counted on it - so I can clearly not choose the tea in front of me.

Posted by: Vizzini at April 27, 2017 10:01 AM (0mRoj)

214
211 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:57 AM (ZO497)

No Mayonnaise award?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2017 10:00 AM (voOPb)








Hey, I'm an expert on pungent white goop.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 27, 2017 10:01 AM (XWkhW)

215
Gotta love the Oriental carpet outside. That's class.


Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at April 27, 2017 10:01 AM (HjTzR)

216
And let's not forget the conversations with women you've just met that always manage to work the words "my boyfriend" into the first sentence.

Ah, yes, the preemptive "I wouldn't touch you with a fucking barge pole" brushoff. I know it well.


You seem nice

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 27, 2017 10:01 AM (IqV8l)

217

Pardon me, the Asian carpet.

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at April 27, 2017 10:01 AM (HjTzR)

218 213 - A Princess Bride reference?

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (gbWkA)

219 Posted by: ThunderB

First date I had with my husband was to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. I actually prefer the Met but it was a good enough first date that we continued to date. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (fDdVG)

220 This is a guy who's trying to score a rich wife; smart

His or someone else's?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (9krrF)

221 The Joe Biden Award for Mediocrity in Just About Every Damn Thing is awarded to [tears open envelope] CHELSEA CLINTON! For the sixth time!

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

222 Her: "We Need To Talk"
Him: "Not This Shit Again"

---

Plus the 'We need to talk when you get home' variant

Just to ruin ALL the day.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (PNcou)

223 Ah, yes, the preemptive "I wouldn't touch you with a fucking barge pole" brushoff. I know it well.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

So you are saying there is a chance???

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (FZYNt)

224 218 213 - A Princess Bride reference?
Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (gbWkA)

Inconceivable!

Posted by: Vizzini at April 27, 2017 10:02 AM (0mRoj)

225 Gentle lady: I've missed my period.
Gentleman: Aww fuq

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (UOJLJ)

226 208 And let's not forget the conversations with women you've just met that always manage to work the words "my boyfriend" into the first sentence.

Ah, yes, the preemptive "I wouldn't touch you with a fucking barge pole" brushoff. I know it well.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:59 AM (X6fMO)


I have heard a lot of lines in my pre Mr Moki days, but my favorites were always the religion students who told me that God had spoken to them, and He said we were going to be married. By the third one, I was asking them which god was speaking to them, since they were all hearing it, but I wasn't.

Posted by: moki at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (V+V48)

227

Tnis painting is also a Rorschach test

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (Fj+94)

228 I really must disagree with everyone going on about the look of rapt devotion he has.

I've clicked the image.

I've zoomed the image.

I've looked at his face.


I have this very same look and hand position when listening to my Mother In Law prattle on about something of inconsequence, for hours.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (J+eG2)

229 ThunderB - AF?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (ZO497)

230 We may laugh, but back in "those days" marriages were almost arranged or at least the gentleman were expected to select from a list of eligible women who had to be under 20, or so.

---

Those Days = The Good Old Days



---

The days before penicillin. When a social disease meant death.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:04 AM (gJBE5)

231 Ugh.. all alone at work today and tomorrow. Slowest time of the year and I have to sit here for 6 hours and try to entertain myself.

That would be heaven for me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:04 AM (X6fMO)

232 I have heard a lot of lines in my pre Mr Moki days, but my favorites were always the religion students who told me that God had spoken to them, and He said we were going to be married. By the third one, I was asking them which god was speaking to them, since they were all hearing it, but I wasn't.

---

behold the god who bleeds....

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 10:04 AM (PNcou)

233 I have this very same look and hand position when listening to my Mother In Law prattle on about something of inconsequence, for hours.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

He's trying to bang his MIL?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:04 AM (FZYNt)

234 I have this very same look and hand position when listening to my Mother In Law prattle on about something of inconsequence, for hours.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (J+eG2)
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Oh my. Does your wife know about this?

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:04 AM (sBOL1)

235 227

Tnis painting is also a Rorschach test
Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (Fj+94)

I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with ME!

Posted by: Rorshach at April 27, 2017 10:05 AM (0mRoj)

236 That's some amazing detail on the curtain she's wearing.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:05 AM (ieXn8)

237 There's a meme, come up with a list of awards created just for our princess.

The Lifetime 'Not Molested By Bill Clinton' Award.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:05 AM (X6fMO)

238 Aim high?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 10:06 AM (Fj+94)

239 Tnis painting is also a Rorschach test

--

now you tell me

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 10:06 AM (c6/9Q)

240 That's some amazing detail on the curtain she's wearing.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:05 AM (ieXn
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Hey hey HEY! That's not Scarlett O'Hara.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:06 AM (sBOL1)

241 That was supposed to be a ! Not a ?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 10:06 AM (Fj+94)

242 looks like a Kincade to me.

Posted by: art critic at April 27, 2017 10:06 AM (xVRrG)

243 He: "Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?

She: "Is that what we're calling 'It' now? Shut up and fuck me."

Posted by: Sharkman at April 27, 2017 10:06 AM (MK1zk)

244 but you have to admire how the rug pulls the whole pond together

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2017 10:07 AM (PNcou)

245 "Oh my. Does your wife know about this? "

Sure does.

Last time she was going on and on, and then stepped into the kitchen for a moment, I read the Webster's online dictionary definition of "Disjointed" to Mrs VIA.

I thought she was gonna dribble herself, she was laughing so hard.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:08 AM (J+eG2)

246 Hey hey HEY! That's not Scarlett O'Hara.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:06 AM (sBOL1)


I think her name in that classic parody sketch is Scarlet O'Harlot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:08 AM (ieXn8)

247 Help! I'm stuck in a painting for all eternity and all I did was ask her, "How was your day"!

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 10:08 AM (gbWkA)

248
I have heard a lot of lines in my pre Mr Moki days, but my favorites were always the religion students who told me that God had spoken to them, and He said we were going to be married. By the third one, I was asking them which god was speaking to them, since they were all hearing it, but I wasn't.

Posted by: moki at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (V+V4





Obligatory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK4AZTqhq8U

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (XWkhW)

249 Bikers For Trump rolling into Berkley today--to tenderize some Antifa faces I assume.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (UOJLJ)

250 249 Bikers For Trump rolling into Berkley today--to tenderize some Antifa faces I assume.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (UOJLJ)

This looks like it's going to become a monthly thing...

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 10:10 AM (RD7QR)

251
Obligatory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK4AZTqhq8U
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (XWkhW)

Very cute!

Posted by: moki at April 27, 2017 10:11 AM (V+V48)

252 I think her name in that classic parody sketch is Scarlet O'Harlot.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:08 AM (ieXn
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"I saw it in the window, and I just couldn't resist it."

https://youtu.be/eTKhw-v5h2I

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:11 AM (sBOL1)

253 This is a guy who's trying to score a rich wife; smart

His or someone else's?


The Paolo, he has no need for a suit. The Paolo's abs bring all the girls to the yard, if you know what he is meaning.

Posted by: mikeski at April 27, 2017 10:12 AM (ml2c/)

254 I have heard a lot of lines in my pre Mr Moki days, but my favorites were always the religion students who told me that God had spoken to them, and He said we were going to be married.
Posted by: moki at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (V+V4


Heh. I think Mrs. Muse got a couple of those, too, before she met Mr. WonderfulPerfect.

...and then she dumped him and married me.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:12 AM (ieXn8)

255
They like worship me! They really like worship me!

Posted by: Chel-Z, Ginger Rapper for Charity at April 27, 2017 10:12 AM (pNxlR)

256
I have heard a lot of lines in my pre Mr Moki days, but my favorites were always the religion students who told me that God had spoken to them, and He said we were going to be married. By the third one, I was asking them which god was speaking to them, since they were all hearing it, but I wasn't.
--

Really? Women say that? I'm a female and that never occurred to me.

Sure, God speaks to me, but it's typically things like "change the furnace filter" and "get gas today, gasbuddy.com says prices are going up."

/or maybe God just doesn't want me to be married?

Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:12 AM (FkAXz)

257
She: "Have you heard about about the assassination of Franz Ferdinand?"

He: "Yes. An ugly business, thank heavens it won't affect us."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:12 AM (ZO497)

258 The (insert prominent proggies name here) (insert number here) Annual award for excellence in field of achievement.

Just the Homer Simpson award with the words rearranged. I don't think any proggies will notice and if they do, they won't care.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 10:14 AM (d76uN)

259 *clears throat, redeems reputation*

This painting is a compilation of the best qualities of impressionism, and realism. The genteel background is a perfect frame for this picnic. As you examine the paining closer, the figures become secondary and nature, in its lush summer expanse, draws you inward.

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 10:14 AM (c6/9Q)

260 Morbidly obese body sets crematorium on fire in Cincinnati.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:14 AM (UOJLJ)

261 I dated some seminary students before I was married. None of them ever told me they wanted to marry me, and certainly not that God told them to marry me. Of course, one seminary student I dated had the first name of Darwin. Maybe he didn't think I would do well in the "survival of the fittest." ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:15 AM (fDdVG)

262 Bikers For Trump rolling into Berkley today--to tenderize some Antifa faces I assume.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (UOJLJ)



Yes, let's see how the pajama boi anarchists do against guys who will fight back. Unless of course the commie cops defend the Antifa scum

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:16 AM (493sH)

263 Jabba make big fire

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 10:16 AM (gbWkA)

264 Bikers For Trump rolling into Berkley today--to tenderize some Antifa faces I assume.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (UOJLJ)

This looks like it's going to become a monthly thing...
Posted by: joncelli



Ok.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:16 AM (gJBE5)

265 I was in the mood last night for some mindless mayhem and rewatched "Battleship" the 2012 movie. Since it was released 5 years ago this exchange, below, didn't jump out at me then but does now.

"Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes: We've ended up in a department run by some kind of Donald Trump-Mike Tyson mutant combo.

Alex Hopper: What was that, Petty Officer Raikes?

Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes: Nothing, sir.

Alex Hopper: I swear you said Donald Trump. Wanna clarify? I think I heard a 'Mike Tyson' as well.

Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes: If you did, it was only in reference to the fact that you both project great physical intensity, sir.

Alex Hopper: That's flattering. "


http://tinyurl.com/muts7wb

Posted by: geoffb5 at April 27, 2017 10:16 AM (d3wbb)

266 She: "Have you heard about about the assassination of Franz Ferdinand?"

He: "Really? That's rough. I mean, I know their last album was no great shakes, but. . ."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:16 AM (X6fMO)

267 Shibumi, it was the male religion students. When you are the only female in graduate religion classes (I was taking Islamic studies for my masters in Intl Relations/ Middle East studies) and you are pretty okay looking, some of these guys don't know how to ask you out any other way. It was both sad and funny and really irritating at the same time.

Mr Moki is my husband. He took me out shooting M-16s in the desert for our first date. I cooked him chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes for the second. It was a match made in heaven. And I happened to hear God that time!

Posted by: moki at April 27, 2017 10:17 AM (V+V48)

268 168
And let's not forget the conversations with women you've just met that always manage to work the words "my boyfriend" into the first sentence.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2017 09:51 AM (p+Wdc)


There are women who don't start conversations that way? Huh. Could have fooled me.

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 10:17 AM (xjiRE)

269 Morbidly obese body sets crematorium on fire in Cincinnati.



"Burn baby burn
Disco inferno
Burn baby burn"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:17 AM (gJBE5)

270 236 That's some amazing detail on the curtain she's wearing.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:05 AM (ieXn



He really captured the texture of all the cat hair.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at April 27, 2017 10:18 AM (lalCH)

271 >>Yes, let's see how the pajama boi anarchists do
against guys who will fight back. Unless of course the commie cops
defend the Antifa scum Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:16 AM (493sH)

Some Milo Minderbender is gonna find a way to monetize this. Good for him.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 10:18 AM (Bdeb0)

272 It was bashert

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 10:18 AM (Fj+94)

273 "If only she'd get offended and hit me with the fan, I could leave, go to my club, gamble and then partake of the pleasures of a member of the demimonde"

Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:18 AM (FkAXz)

274 I don't understand the title.

Or the painting, really.

If you're going to take the time and effort to create a painting, shouldn't it be of something notable? Not some random boring, mundane moment, as if you accidentally hit the camera button on your phone.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at April 27, 2017 10:18 AM (1zARK)

275 Morbidly obese body sets crematorium on fire in Cincinnati.
Posted by: Under Fire
-------------

I'm still reacting to the drunk in California who punched out the crime-preventing robot.

http://tinyurl.com/majnxba

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:19 AM (ZO497)

276 There are women who don't start conversations that way? Huh. Could have fooled me.

---

hi sailor!

Posted by: Caitlyn J at April 27, 2017 10:19 AM (PNcou)

277 Bikers For Trump rolling into Berkley today--to tenderize some Antifa faces I assume.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (UOJLJ)


And then followed up with a free hickory shampoo. Bikers For Trump is a full-service organization.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:19 AM (ieXn8)

278 And let's not forget the conversations with women you've just met that always manage to work the words "my boyfriend" into the first sentence.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2017 09:51 AM (p+Wdc)



I worked with a woman who lived with a guy since college. Every conversation was about her getting married to him. No matter what she went on and on like she was the only person who was ever getting married. Recently saw on Linkedin she's now sporting a new last name. I guess the marriage of the century only last a few years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:20 AM (493sH)

279 She - "You know where I had to go to get this dress?"
He - "Guldens?"

Posted by: Corona at April 27, 2017 10:20 AM (iremz)

280 the scariest thing in the world at my age is to get a missed call from parents during the weekday. Stroke? problem with one of the brothers? house burn down?

turned out my dad buttdialed me. @#%$

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 27, 2017 10:20 AM (QK2QM)

281 If you're going to take the time and effort to create a painting, shouldn't it be of something notable? Not some random boring, mundane moment, as if you accidentally hit the camera button on your phone.

Posted by: Agent Cooper
---------------

Aw, c'mon, don't be a cynic. They are in love...or least he is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:20 AM (ZO497)

282 I'm still reacting to the drunk in California who punched out the crime-preventing robot.

http://tinyurl.com/majnxba
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:19 AM (ZO497)


Some guy on Twitter linked to this story and asked "Do you want Skynet? Because this is how you get Skynet."

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:21 AM (ieXn8)

283 Posted by: Agent Cooper
---------------

Aw, c'mon, don't be a cynic. They are in love...or least he is.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:20 AM (ZO497)

She just wants his money.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:21 AM (0mRoj)

284 why do the have to wear dresses that are so....complicated?

Posted by: gentleman at April 27, 2017 10:21 AM (PNcou)

285 Apparently, another option available to the Governor of California concerning Berkeley

http://tinyurl.com/mqajbof

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:21 AM (J+eG2)

286 >>If you're going to take the time and effort to
create a painting, shouldn't it be of something notable? Posted by: Agent Cooper at April 27, 2017 10:18 AM (1zARK)

Yes. It should also include luminescent moonlight, a bubbling brook, a cozy cottage with the warm glow of candlelight from inside, moss-covered stones, a riverstone chimney with a fine spire of woodsmoke, fir trees, and a Hefty bag of dismembered body parts next to the cheerful little red front door.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 10:22 AM (Bdeb0)

287 Shibumi, it was the male religion students. When you are the only female
in graduate religion classes (I was taking Islamic studies for my
masters in Intl Relations/ Middle East studies) and you are pretty okay
looking, some of these guys don't know how to ask you out any other way.
It was both sad and funny and really irritating at the same time.
--

So MEN actually say that?

OMG.

The members of the horde are smoking hot.

/I live alone with a cat.

Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:22 AM (FkAXz)

288 And then followed up with a free hickory shampoo. Bikers For Trump is a full-service organization.
Posted by: OregonMuse
-----------

It's not like the good old days, when bikers used chains. These days, all Harleys use rubber band drive belts. Just doesn't have the same panache.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (ZO497)

289 I was in the mood last night for some mindless mayhem and rewatched "Battleship" the 2012 movie.

Posted by: geoffb5 at April 27, 2017 10:16 AM (d3wbb)


I've always thought that movie was unfairly bum-rapped. I thought it was fun, for what it was.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (ieXn8)

290
I have heard a lot of lines in my pre Mr Moki days, but my favorites were always the religion students who told me that God had spoken to them, and He said we were going to be married. By the third one, I was asking them which god was speaking to them, since they were all hearing it, but I wasn't.

Posted by: moki at April 27, 2017 10:03 AM (V+V4

I had a gal once try to pull something similar. This is going on and I see that by where you live, so it must be meant to be.

She also told me she once had a threesome with her boyfriend and his Dad.

So no, I wasn't exactly feeling whatever she was.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (Jcg9Q)

291 287

The members of the horde are smoking hot.

/I live alone with a cat.
Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:22 AM (FkAXz)

I just live alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (0mRoj)

292 Yep; This painting is a Rohrshak test (sp) alright. In fact, if the threads we're all pictures they'd all be rohrshak tests.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (fDdVG)

293
258 The (insert prominent proggies name here) (insert number here) Annual award for excellence in field of achievement.


Hey, my Mom flew millions of miles and braved sniper fire in Kosovo! How dare you deride her magnificent accomplishments!

Posted by: Chel-Z, Ginger Rapper for Charity at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (+OYy0)

294 Bikers For Trump rolling into Berkley today--to tenderize some Antifa faces I assume.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:09 AM (UOJLJ)

And then followed up with a free hickory shampoo. Bikers For Trump is a full-service organization.
Posted by: OregonMuse




Don't forget the walnut conditioner!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (gJBE5)

295 Hey, Moki. Is your real name "Smokin'" but you go by Moki for short?

Ya wanna go somewhere quiet and release my chakras?

Posted by: Al Gore, Seminary School Dropout at April 27, 2017 10:24 AM (j+dfT)

296 why do the have to wear dresses that are so....complicated?

That's part of the beauty of slow seduction. Rather than a cheap tank top and shorts you can just strip off, I think the careful undoing of buttons and laces, with the slow reveal of tender, white skin down to intimate lace covering the most private of places is a wonder.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:24 AM (X6fMO)

297 I just live alone.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (0mRoj)

Get a cat, or if you don't like cats, get a dog!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:24 AM (fDdVG)

298 I guess the bikers could snap those big rubber bands at the antifa. right before flushing their heads in a public toilet and locking them in the lockers at the bus station

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 27, 2017 10:25 AM (QK2QM)

299 296 why do the have to wear dresses that are so....complicated?

That's part of the beauty of slow seduction. Rather than a cheap tank top and shorts you can just strip off, I think the careful undoing of buttons and laces, with the slow reveal of tender, white skin down to intimate lace covering the most private of places is a wonder.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:24 AM (X6fMO)

Gives her too much time to change her mind.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:25 AM (0mRoj)

300 "turned out my dad buttdialed me. @#%$"

My father, a widower, almost died from a brain bleed that left him in the hospital for two weeks.

Yeh...I know the uncertainty, and fear.

Glad there was a happy explanation .

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:25 AM (J+eG2)

301 Yep; This painting is a Rohrshak test (sp) alright. In fact, if the threads we're all pictures they'd all be rohrshak tests.


==

*considers changing nic, server *

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 10:25 AM (c6/9Q)

302 I just live alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (0mRoj)


I think a lot of us live alone. Even if we are in a relationship.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:25 AM (X6fMO)

303 Crap, I just broke a crown. Anyone know a good dentist?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (kTF2Z)

304 Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:23 AM (0mRoj)

Get a cat, or if you don't like cats, get a dog!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:24 AM (fDdVG)

Highly allergic to cats, don't have the current means to care for a dog.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (0mRoj)

305 There are women who don't start conversations that way? Huh. Could have fooled me.

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2017 10:17 AM (xjiRE)

You actually get women to talk to you?

Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to?

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (Jcg9Q)

306 Country Boy, wow. that is some impressive crazy there

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (QK2QM)

307 That's part of the beauty of slow seduction. Rather than a cheap tank top and shorts you can just strip off, I think the careful undoing of buttons and laces, with the slow reveal of tender, white skin down to intimate lace covering the most private of places is a wonder.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Same reason strippers wear lots, so they can make it last longer than 10 seconds

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (FZYNt)

308 I guess the bikers could snap those big rubber bands at the antifa. right before flushing their heads in a public toilet and locking them in the lockers at the bus station

Who's with me that today is the day the Berkeley police will finally decide to bust heads - biker heads, that is?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (X6fMO)

309 It's not like the good old days, when bikers used chains. These days, all Harleys use rubber band drive belts. Just doesn't have the same panache.
Posted by: Mike Hammer




It'll still leave a welt!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (gJBE5)

310 Mastodon wise :

Can we just say this discovery doesn't change anything since the vast majority of studies indicate the opposite?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (UGR1+)

311 Apparently, another option available to the Governor of California concerning Berkeley
http://tinyurl.com/mqajbof
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:21 AM (J+eG2)


Found out yesterday that wearing a mask in public is ILLEGAL in California. Prolly originally an anti-KKK law, but it's still on the books, and the Berkeley Police could've enforced it during any of the protests.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (ieXn8)

312 I want to live there.
There seems to be a theme with me . Or I just want so out of this place I exist in.
But I always think I want to live there, or anywhere but here.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (0Ryp5)

313 why do the have to wear dresses that are so....complicated?
---
I know! I know!

Because it's pre-industrialization, and complex dresses using a lot of material was an Industry. As were "hats" and "carriages."

Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (FkAXz)

314 I think a lot of us live alone. Even if we are in a relationship.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:25 AM (X6fMO)

Yeah. I reached that point in the last year or so of my marriage.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (0mRoj)

315 "Crap, I just broke a crown. Anyone know a good dentist?"

Paging Dr Nevergiveup, to the white courtesy phone.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (J+eG2)

316 Crap, I just broke a crown. Anyone know a good dentist?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (kTF2Z)

NGU sounds like he knows what he's doing.

Did you know his favorite movie is Marathon Man?

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (Jcg9Q)

317 Crap, I just broke a crown. Anyone know a good dentist?
Posted by: Duke Lowell




Nevergiveup?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:28 AM (gJBE5)

318 I love that garden.

I'm with Willow on this one.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 27, 2017 10:28 AM (xJa6I)

319 "That's fascinating. Tell me again how cis-het patriarchal male oppressors are responsible for every last problem in the lives of women, minorities and homosexuals."
Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:42 AM


You couldn't possibly know that, unless ... you're really Bob from the NSA, aren't you??!!!!?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 27, 2017 10:28 AM (D6d5F)

320 Found out yesterday that wearing a mask in public is ILLEGAL in California. Prolly originally an anti-KKK law, but it's still on the books, and the Berkeley Police could've enforced it during any of the protests.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (ieXn



Only symbolically arresting them though. The Berkeley cops wouldn't want to even hurt the feelings of the snowflakes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:28 AM (493sH)

321 Who's with me that today is the day the Berkeley police will finally decide to bust heads - biker heads, that is?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (X6fMO)


( *raises hand* )

Yeah, that's what I've been thinking, too. Of course, the pantyfags are such sniveling cowards, they might not even show up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:29 AM (ieXn8)

322
/I live alone with a cat.


There are worse things.


Such as....

living with ten cats.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:29 AM (HjTzR)

323 "Did you know his favorite movie is Marathon Man?"


Is it safe?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:29 AM (J+eG2)

324 I want to live there.
There seems to be a theme with me . Or I just want so out of this place I exist in.
But I always think I want to live there, or anywhere but here.
Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (0Ryp5)
-------

I want to live there too, willow. And I want to wear that dress and shawl. It looks so peaceful and quiet there.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:29 AM (sBOL1)

325 isn't it time for DOJ to bring the hammer down on Berkley ? there is enough there

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 10:29 AM (c6/9Q)

326 I think the guy in the painting WAS working on her with a singular goal in mind, but I think it's starting to wane, and he's at the point where he's starting to think it's not going to happen tonight. In a few minutes, he's going to summon the servants for his coat and hat....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (7uYFy)

327 Just in case it wasn't already clear, ESPN has gone full in on "Social Justice"...

"Five poets on the new feminism"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/n3a8sym

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (vBeA5)

328 Gives her too much time to change her mind.

---

that's what the roofies are for.

Posted by: gentleman at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (PNcou)

329 Is it safe?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (kTF2Z)

330 Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (0mRoj)

Forgive me if this sounds both brusque and domineering, but you need to either set up an PO box we can send you donations (as we did with another poster here) or a PayPay acct. or the conservative equivalent We have heard about your situation for months. We (or let me say most of the horde) thinks well of you and cares very much about you. I know I want to help and I think I'm not the only one. It is an extension of grace to put away the pride sometimes and say "Yes, I could use some help!"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (fDdVG)

331 Crap, I just broke a crown. Anyone know a good dentist?
Posted by: Duke Lowell
-------------

NGU. But you'll have to join the Navy.

I'd stick with the broken crown, but that's just me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (ZO497)

332 There are worse things.




Such as....


living with ten cats.
--

It seems to me that having ten cats would result in lots of hijinks.

/but it seems.... costly.

Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:31 AM (FkAXz)

333 The fair maiden is showing fancy boy how many French francs have been shoved under her garter.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:31 AM (UOJLJ)

334 Man's thought bubble: "Zoom! What was that? That was your life, mate. Oh, that was nice- do I get another? Sorry, mate."

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at April 27, 2017 10:31 AM (2DnZW)

335 one funny thing about her dress , I believe I have curtains in that similar material.

Now I feel bad. or perhaps I could just create a new evening gown.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:31 AM (0Ryp5)

336 "That's fascinating. Tell me again how cis-het patriarchal male oppressors are responsible for every last problem in the lives of women, minorities and homosexuals."

---

This new science amazes me!

Posted by: King Arthur at April 27, 2017 10:31 AM (PNcou)

337 I want to live there.
There seems to be a theme with me . Or I just want so out of this place I exist in.
But I always think I want to live there, or anywhere but here.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (0Ryp5)


**hugs**

I'm so sorry, Willow. I know that feeling achingly well, and wish there were something I could say to make you happy. I don't like where I am or what I am or anything else about myself. Not that I would be happier in another time or place, but how much worse could it be? Of course, Somewhere In Time addressed that longing, as I'm sure you know.

Did you see the article the other day by some fool who wrote how all of us are richer than John D. Rockefeller ever was? What it came down to was claptrap that we have easy access to exotic food and more ways to entertain ourselves than ol' John D. So in the writer's estimation, "rich" equaled "ability to be endlessly, distractedly amused."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:32 AM (X6fMO)

338 Bikers For Trump rolling into Berkley today--to tenderize some Antifa faces I assume.
Posted by: Under Fire


If they don't intend to take the joint apart brick by brick and burn the rest down, they shouldn't waste their time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 10:32 AM (9krrF)

339 332 There are worse things.




Such as....


living with ten cats.
--

It seems to me that having ten cats would result in lots of hijinks.

/but it seems.... costly.
Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:31 AM (FkAXz)

I'm assuming you would basically have to give up on having nice furniture.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 10:32 AM (RD7QR)

340
It seems to me that having ten cats would result in lots of hijinks.

Yeah, it'd be like 101 Dalmatians except with cats. So nothing like 101 Dalmatians, really.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:32 AM (HjTzR)

341 Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:26 AM (0mRoj)

Because unless I'm entirely wrong about your character you're a kind person and would help others if they were having difficulties and you had the means to help

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:32 AM (fDdVG)

342 Who's with me that today is the day the Berkeley police will finally decide to bust heads - biker heads, that is?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (X6fMO)



Without a doubt. Those cops are completely in bed with the lefty scum. Some rank and file might not be but the brass has shown they are and a lot of PDs are going that way

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:33 AM (493sH)

343 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (fDdVG)

It's OK. I'm not starving I just can't pay for anything superfluous.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:34 AM (0mRoj)

344 Without a doubt. Those cops are completely in bed with the lefty scum. Some rank and file might not be but the brass has shown they are and a lot of PDs are going that way
Posted by: TheQuietMan




RICO them.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:34 AM (gJBE5)

345 Mexicali has very good dentists that charge 1/4 the price. If your near the border.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:34 AM (UOJLJ)

346 Today is take your hellspawn to work day. Annoying and pointless. This is not a daycare. I hate how people need to conflate things (like sports and SJWism), because it makes them feel like they're doing something bold and important, like passing out grapefruits in NYC.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 10:34 AM (vRcUp)

347 bluebell it's a gorgeous setting, I have a pretty nice yard, in fact I just dug a new pond a couple of weeks ago (about killed me 'I'm not as tough as I used to be) weeping.. but now have started decorating, planting it. it , yet I know the railings, which I adore! on that deck would be a fortune so I will have to settle.damn it.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:35 AM (0Ryp5)

348 why do the have to wear dresses that are so....complicated?

The Paolo, he is happy that she needs three maids to help her out of the dress.

The maids, they are happy too.

Posted by: mikeski at April 27, 2017 10:35 AM (ml2c/)

349 They have these great things called oriental, er, asian rugs that are great for peeing on.

Posted by: Your Cat at April 27, 2017 10:35 AM (gbWkA)

350 Berkeley is a no-go zone.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 10:35 AM (vRcUp)

351 Today is take your hellspawn to work day.

My" hellspawn" is at school today. I am glad that he is at school. He will come to work with me on Sunday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (fDdVG)

352 324
I want to live there.

There seems to be a theme with me . Or I just want so out of this place I exist in.

But I always think I want to live there, or anywhere but here.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (0Ryp5)

-------



I want to live there too, willow. And I want to wear that dress and shawl. It looks so peaceful and quiet there.





Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:29 AM (sBOL1)

Sure, it all looks nice on canvas. But knowing that in real life that it's more than likely neither of those people had ever a real bath with actual soap and hot water in their lives kinda spoils the fantasy. Six layers of wool clothing on a hot summer day on somebody who probably already smells like a horse stable underneath doesn't help.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (1zARK)

353
Every day is a Day.

a Day for this bullshit, and a Day for that bullshit.


We are a stupid stupid people.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (HjTzR)

354 316
NGU sounds like he knows what he's doing.

Did you know his favorite movie is Marathon Man?
Posted by: Country Boy
______

No, I think it's Marathon TheJamesMadison.

Posted by: Furious George at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (j+dfT)

355 I want to live there.
There seems to be a theme with me . Or I just want so out of this place I exist in.
But I always think I want to live there, or anywhere but here.
Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (0Ryp5)
-------

I want to live there too, willow. And I want to wear that dress and shawl. It looks so peaceful and quiet there.

Posted by: bluebell
-----------------

Nostalgia for a time when niceties and polite civil behavior were traits which were admired?

Aw, c'mon, tattoos and vagina costumes are far more civilized.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (ZO497)

356 Berkeley is a no-go zone.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 10:35 AM (vRcUp)



I go there. With an armored division

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (493sH)

357 "Five poets on the new feminism"
http://preview.tinyurl.com/n3a8sym
Posted by: The Political Hat at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (vBeA5)


ESPN Exec #1: Gentlemen, our situation is dire. We're facing massive layoffs, audience is down, and our ratings are going down faster than Sandra Fluke during Fleet Week. Any ideas?

ESPN Exec #2: I know, let's do a series on lesbian poetry. Because as sports fans from all over the country tune in to watch the world's premier sports network, feminist poetry is the one thing they want more than anything else.

ESPN Exec #1: Brilliant. Roll it out immediately. The Nielsen ratings won't know what hit 'em.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:37 AM (ieXn8)

358 349 They have these great things called oriental, er, asian rugs that are great for peeing on.
Posted by: Your Cat at April 27, 2017 10:35 AM (gbWkA)

They really tie the room together.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:37 AM (0mRoj)

359 This painting is nice.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 10:37 AM (GX63o)

360 No, I think it's Marathon TheJamesMadison.
Posted by: Furious George
---------------

Kill it! Kill it with fire!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:37 AM (ZO497)

361 Posted by: Agent Cooper at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (1zARK)

This is a picture from when-Victorian times/Edwardian? The rich had real baths and running water and soap.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:37 AM (fDdVG)

362 She has a very shapely thigh. She seems to be barefoot under that fabric, so I'm thinking it's a throw of some sort and not the bottom of her gown. Her shawl is askew.

She is in a notable state of deshabille. Significantly, his spoon is lying flat on the saucer, her spoon is inserted into the cup.

She is giving him all the signals that he's not picking up on. He looks bored and defeated because he's trying to pay attention to her thoughts on the Bronte trollops. That's not the way into her corset, brother, she's asking to be ravished.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 10:38 AM (gIRsn)

363 "Five poets on the new feminism"
http://preview.tinyurl.com/n3a8sym

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 27, 2017 10:30 AM (vBeA5)



There are a lot of guys who watch nothing but ESPN. I wonder if they still do that through all of this?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:38 AM (493sH)

364 332,
There are worse things.






Such as....



living with ten cats."


And then there is a cat too-too-too far.

http://tinyurl.com/mdpv43t



Posted by: geoffb5 at April 27, 2017 10:38 AM (d3wbb)

365 Did you see the article the other day by some fool who wrote how all of us are richer than John D. Rockefeller ever was? What it came down to was claptrap that we have easy access to exotic food and more ways to entertain ourselves than ol' John D. So in the writer's estimation, "rich" equaled "ability to be endlessly, distractedly amused."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Is it the trappings of the place and time we long for, or simply a wish for a place in time that feels right, that makes sense to us and makes us feel as if we belong?

I've mentioned before the idea of "loss of place". I've been feeling it hardcore for some years--I think many of us were during the Obama years; I suspect our adversaries on the Left are feeling it now.

We can confront it in two ways: retreat into nostalgia, or building the world we want. The first is tempting. The second, I think, is far more productive.

But when not everyone agrees what world should be built...ah, there's the rub...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 10:38 AM (9krrF)

366 They have these great things called oriental, er, asian rugs that are great for peeing on.
Posted by: Your Cat
-------------

They match the hairballs and vomited grass perfectly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:38 AM (ZO497)

367 I'm having my morning coffee and reading y'all comments and trying not to laugh too loud. I am with Bluebell - this is gorgeous and I would love to dress that way and languidly spend my day entertaining smitten suitors.

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 10:39 AM (a0IVu)

368 isn't it time for DOJ to bring the hammer down on Berkley ? there is enough there

I'm sure Sessions is seriously considering sketching a draft of a suggestion for consideration even as we speak.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:39 AM (X6fMO)

369 My" hellspawn" is at school today. I am glad that he is at school. He will come to work with me on Sunday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (fDdVG)

how's he doing?

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 27, 2017 10:39 AM (0O7c5)

370
This is a picture from when-Victorian times/Edwardian? The rich had real baths and running water and soap.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:37 AM (fDdVG)

Yup. Every Saturday, whether they needed it or not. In summer.
In winter the bathtub was filled with coal for the stove.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at April 27, 2017 10:39 AM (1zARK)

371 Nostalgia for a time when niceties and polite civil behavior were traits which were admired?

Aw, c'mon, tattoos and vagina costumes are far more civilized.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:36 AM (ZO497)
---------

Sometimes I think I was born at the wrong time. I identify with Miss Manners.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:39 AM (sBOL1)

372 Man in painting thinking to himself, just keep putting in the time, and it will all be worth it when you get in bed.
Woman in painting - How much more should I toy with him before I dash all his hopes and dreams and stomp on his heart?

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 10:40 AM (gbWkA)

373 Coulter in biker leathers doing her speech would be great.

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 10:40 AM (zZb/S)

374 Its even more gorgeous when you click on it - could be a romantic scene from Pride and Prejudice..Mr Darcy trying to woo his lady.

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (a0IVu)

375 Berkeley is a no-go zone.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

I go there. With an armored division

Posted by: TheQuietMan


Staffed by the Golden Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (9krrF)

376 Sometimes I think I was born at the wrong time. I identify with Miss Manners.




I missed the 1870's by a hundred years.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (gJBE5)

377
Cat Ladys are simple to understand.

They figure if one cat to bring them a little happiness and a little love, then 100 cats will make them the happiest and most loved woman in the world.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (HjTzR)

378 Mmmm...that neck is hot.

Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (qUNWi)

379 Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 27, 2017 10:39 AM (0O7c5)

Did you see my previous prayer request from an earlier thread? If so, I told him he must go see the school counselor today. I called her and spoke to her about him. I like her. She is going to see him during his study hall. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (fDdVG)

380 Bander, you're something else.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (sBOL1)

381 After a number of years of no interest kid #2 finally decided he wanted to do Boy Scouts...lazy kid syndrome.

First camping weekend for him is this weekend -current forecast?

High to mid 40's and rain all weekend with lows dropping into the 30's at night.

Now we'll find out if he's really up for this or not.

Posted by: H Badger at April 27, 2017 10:42 AM (n/0Nw)

382 374 Its even more gorgeous when you click on it - could be a romantic scene from Pride and Prejudice..Mr Darcy trying to woo his lady.
Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (a0IVu)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:42 AM (0mRoj)

383 Best wrought iron fence evah.

Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 10:42 AM (qUNWi)

384 378 Mmmm...that neck is hot.
Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (qUNWi)

Yes, I contemplated her neck for a while. Let's say my productivity has suffered as a result.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 10:42 AM (RD7QR)

385 *random thought*

So if Hillary shows up at the Correspondence dinner to speak and the press gives her a standing O - will that signal the final nail of the death of the MSM or just be added to the evidence box?

Posted by: astronaut achmed at April 27, 2017 10:42 AM (nWI06)

386 As Insty points out, the age of chivalry required that both men and women assumed defined roles.

With rules.

Unfortunately, for Willow and many others, todays women have tossed aside their end of the bargain, yet are demanding that men continue to uphold their end.

And in my opinion, the world is not a better place for them having done so.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:42 AM (J+eG2)

387 Fen, a long hike in the woods or some other sustain physical activity helps teens find balance. One of the YMCA secrets, sweat the angst out, then reset.

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2017 10:43 AM (zZb/S)

388 I missed the 1870's by a hundred years.
Posted by: rickb223
-----------

On the upside, you got antibiotics, Folger's Crystals, and Chevrolets..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:43 AM (ZO497)

389 Mary Poppins it brings to mind Wardens post on gratitude. I have lost so much in life but my life is still better than many..
so .. we'll look at the things to be happy for, spouse is whipping/ whooped cancers ass, and simple things such as holding hands tickling eachother . money bah, wishes and all, I am grateful for a reprieve from grieving. Worries financially are useless at this point. so strange to go back to
simple things that we forget how wonderful they can make us feel.

corny saying coming. "love is really what matters'
Now if G-d decides to take that, I might be the craziest meanest bitch for the rest of this physical existence.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:43 AM (0Ryp5)

390 Fenelon, I don't know what's up but if you need prayers, you got them.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:43 AM (sBOL1)

391
Ever see a woman who tans a lot, like way too much?
Or a bulimic?

These are women who got a compliment once for having a tan or looking thin and then figured if they got attention with a little tan or being thin, then a darker tan and a thinner body will get them even more compliments.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:43 AM (HjTzR)

392 Fen, a long hike in the woods or some other sustain physical activity helps teens find balance. One of the YMCA secrets, sweat the angst out, then reset.
Posted by: Jean
---------------

Today, we're going to reduce your level of angst.

Posted by: Marine DI at April 27, 2017 10:44 AM (ZO497)

393 373 Coulter in biker leathers

Posted by: Jean

That will do just fine

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:44 AM (FZYNt)

394 Obviously most of the women here are romantics. The men are cynical and clearly predatory. i am triggered by your comments!!!!!

Just kidding, guys. ;^) That was not my Rorshak test. Did i sound like falling SJW feminist?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:44 AM (fDdVG)

395
On the upside, you got antibiotics, Folger's Crystals, and Chevrolets..
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

and girls in yoga pants

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:45 AM (FZYNt)

396 394 Obviously most of the women here are romantics. The men are cynical and clearly predatory. i am triggered by your comments!!!!!

Just kidding, guys. ;^) That was not my Rorshak test. Did i sound like falling SJW feminist?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:44 AM (fDdVG)

I'm not predatory but I am cynical.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:45 AM (0mRoj)

397 Did you see my previous prayer request from an
earlier thread? If so, I told him he must go see the school counselor
today. I called her and spoke to her about him. I like her. She is going
to see him during his study hall. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (fDdVG)
no, i didn't.... i'll keep him in my prayers though.

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 27, 2017 10:46 AM (0O7c5)

398 On the upside, you got antibiotics, Folger's Crystals, and Chevrolets..



Downside?
I'm deathly allergic to penicillin, don't drink coffee, and am a Ford man.
Rather have the horses, dynamite, nitroglycerin & $20 gold pieces.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:46 AM (gJBE5)

399 Oh yeah...the yoga pants.

Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 10:46 AM (qUNWi)

400 "and girls in yoga pants"

And gender fluid non-binary Unicorn frapaccinos.


What a stupid time to be alive

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:46 AM (J+eG2)

401 395
On the upside, you got antibiotics, Folger's Crystals, and Chevrolets..
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

and girls in yoga pants
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:45 AM (FZYNt)

You rang?

Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 27, 2017 10:46 AM (0mRoj)

402 At least Trump is using the bully pulpit of Twitter to go after the Dems on their shutdown threats. Remains to be seen if it's effective, but the rest of the GOP allows the Dems to set the narrative, every single time.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 10:47 AM (f4GSC)

403 in honesty if I were to live in that time period I would likely be living in a hovel,with a dirt floor. this wouldn't be in attainable for most.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:47 AM (0Ryp5)

404 Lena ...get out of the yoga pants in my head!

Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 10:47 AM (qUNWi)

405 You rang?
Posted by: Lena Dunham

girls, not cows

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:47 AM (FZYNt)

406 398 On the upside, you got antibiotics, Folger's Crystals, and Chevrolets..



Downside?
I'm deathly allergic to penicillin, don't drink coffee, and am a Ford man.
Rather have the horses, dynamite, nitroglycerin & $20 gold pieces.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:46 AM (gJBE5)

And your trusty Colt Peacemaker.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:47 AM (0mRoj)

407 I would expect a standing ovation for Hillary, probably cheering and clapping and she ate it up. Made her feel like a queen for the day. To bad Chelsea wasn't there (as far a I know) she could think that someday that will be for her.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 10:47 AM (+YJf/)

408 Is it the trappings of the place and time we long for, or simply a wish for a place in time that feels right, that makes sense to us and makes us feel as if we belong?

An excellent question, Brother Cavil, and one that leads itself to a nice long discussion over some adult beverages.

In my case, something of both. I prefer the style of the 1890 - 1920 period (but will, in all honesty, having just got off a nasty asthma attack, thank heavens for modern medicine), and would like to return even to the early 1960s, when men dressed like men and not overgrown kids and ladies dressed like ladies.

But the time itself has never felt right to me. Even as a child, I always felt out of place, as though I ought to have been born decades earlier. And, I suppose, part of it is that I don't feel as though I have any purpose in this time other than to be a tax slave.

I feel that I've watched 50-odd years of my life drift away, which is my own psychological burden and has nothing to do with the current times and tempers. I suppose the bottom line is that I wish I were comfortable as myself, and wonder if I would have been if, for example, I was standing on the corner of Sunset and Vine on a warm April morning in 1912, smelling the eucalyptus and watching the sun rise on a beautiful, clear California morning.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 10:48 AM (X6fMO)

409 yoga pants
Posted by: Rick
-----------

Hi there, sailor.

Posted by: Hillary at April 27, 2017 10:48 AM (ZO497)

410 in honesty if I were to live in that time period I would likely be living in a hovel,with a dirt floor. this wouldn't be in attainable for most.
--

Nah.

You'd be a servant, and it would be horrible.

But you'd like in a real house. But with that era's Kardashians.

Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:49 AM (FkAXz)

411 And your trusty Colt Peacemaker.



And saloons. And cat houses. And true freedom.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:49 AM (gJBE5)

412 "Lena ...get out of the yoga pants in my head!"


Um....Lena in Yago pants.
Or
Lena after taking off the yoga pants?


Decisions...decisions.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:49 AM (J+eG2)

413 Has Chelsea Clinton received her Pulitzer yet? She's persistent, like herpes.

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 10:50 AM (2Mnv1)

414 in honesty if I were to live in that time period I would likely be living in a hovel,with a dirt floor. this wouldn't be in attainable for most.
Posted by: willow
-------------

In Fantasyland, we're all polished aristocrats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:50 AM (ZO497)

415 Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:43 AM (sBOL1)

My son has had two days of crying-a bit, yelling and going on and on. I think he may be clinically depressed-which seemed to come out of nowhere, so I told him to go see the counselorwho works with the kids on the spectrum- The"Child studies team" He insists she doesn't like him-which isn't true She's known him since the 9th grade. Thank God we now have medical insurance if he needs to go see someone for longer term. Talking with a kid of the spectrum who's clearly troubled but doesn't know how to articulate about their emotions even if they're high functioning is exhausting sometimes-at least for me. So yes, we are in major need of prayer and she and I had a good conversation this morning.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:50 AM (fDdVG)

416 Portland Rose Parade cancelled because...Anarchists.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 10:50 AM (UOJLJ)

417 410 in honesty if I were to live in that time period I would likely be living in a hovel,with a dirt floor. this wouldn't be in attainable for most.
--

Nah.

You'd be a servant, and it would be horrible.

But you'd like in a real house. But with that era's Kardashians.
Posted by: shibumi at April 27, 2017 10:49 AM (FkAXz)

Selfies were much harder to take back then.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:50 AM (0mRoj)

418
Rush used the phrase "cookie cutter" yesterday referring to fake news person and how they're all the same. It's a good phrase.

But this "cookie cutter" thing today extends beyond the media personnel.

I've noticed young people today are all Cookie Cutter people. They all look the same, dress the same, act the same. And they all think they're unique because their tattooed arms are slightly different from everyone else's tattooed arms, or they (the men, men?) wear a slightly different wrist band.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (HjTzR)

419 I'm either behind the times or ahead of my time. Either way, me & my times ain't seeing eye-to-eye.

Posted by: josephistan at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (7HtZB)

420 Oh, FFS:

NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for 'Throwing Themselves' Into 'Volatile Situations'

I can't even...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (ieXn8)

421 Many of us, myself included, watch Downton Abby, and assume that we would be the gentry.

And not the servants.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (J+eG2)

422 In Fantasyland, we're all polished aristocrats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:50 AM (ZO497)

well of course, my lineage indicates I was once related to kings.

LOL. why is everyone a princess yet never the princess's maid?

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (0Ryp5)

423 Is it the trappings of the place and time we long for, or simply a wish for a place in time that feels right, that makes sense to us and makes us feel as if we belong?

An excellent question, Brother Cavil, and one that leads itself to a nice long discussion over some adult beverages.



Would make for a hell of a thread.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (gJBE5)

424 I've noticed young people today are all Cookie Cutter people. They all look the same, dress the same, act the same.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (HjTzR)


And they all pride themselves on their non-conformity.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:52 AM (ieXn8)

425 in honesty if I were to live in that time period I would likely be living in a hovel,with a dirt floor. this wouldn't be in attainable for most.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:47 AM (0Ryp5)



In the great and storied lineage of The naturalfakes,

among the horse-thieves, cardsharps and con men,

I'm sure they would've had room for a cad and a bounder to marry that young lass and squander her family's fortune.

Soooo, thumb's up for living in the past.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 10:52 AM (NyJwR)

426 erg, imagine being a Kardashian maid.

blech

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:52 AM (0Ryp5)

427 I missed the 1870's by a hundred years.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:41 AM (gJBE5)




Napoleon III: There's a decade I wish I could have skipped

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:53 AM (493sH)

428 Scary airplane landing.

http://tinyurl.com/mopv4c9

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 27, 2017 10:53 AM (Nwg0u)

429 I don't know that I belong in any era. If I had to choose one, maybe the Roaring 20s or the 50s-early sixties.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 10:53 AM (0mRoj)

430 Oh Piss Boy!!!



Ahhhhh


*Flips coin into bucket

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (J+eG2)

431 415, Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 10:50 AM (fDdVG)

Ahh, prayers for you Fen. My daughter is autistic and we were having so many behavioral and medical problems with her that we finally transferred her case to the UCLA group and finally, I feel she is with experts and it is making a difference. What I'm saying is, finding the right professional to help make a huge difference for these kids. But it is a rough ride till then.

Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (a0IVu)

432 Oh, FFS:

NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for 'Throwing Themselves' Into 'Volatile Situations'

I can't even...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (ieXn




Counter revolutionaries force Soviet govt. to put them in gulags

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (493sH)

433 429 I don't know that I belong in any era. If I had to choose one, maybe the Roaring 20s or the 50s-early sixties.
Posted by: Insomniac

I'll take door #2

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (FZYNt)

434 LOL. why is everyone a princess yet never the princess's maid?
Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (0Ryp5)


Heh. I used to know a woman who claimed to be able to give "past life" readings. And everybody always used to be, in their past lives, a princess or some famous person. Nobody was ever some duke's stable boy.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (ieXn8)

435 And they all pride themselves on their non-conformity.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:52 AM (ieXn


When I see one out there with a J. Crew Messenger Bag I'll be impressed by his nonconformity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (JZdsf)

436 I've noticed young people today are all Cookie Cutter people. They all look the same, dress the same, act the same.

Posted by: Soothsayer




Tats. For the individuality. That's why you pick a number off a picture on the wall.

Same as the other guy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (gJBE5)

437 For the home chemist.

http://eviltricks.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-nitroglycerin.html

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (d76uN)

438 Many of us, myself included, watch Downton Abby, and assume that we would be the gentry.



And not the servants.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:51 AM (J+eG2)

And most of you are, my boy


Posted by: King Niall at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (c6/9Q)

439 Really OT but hoping for some horde-sourced knowledge here.

Planning a kitchen "refresh". RE: undercabinet range hoods - what is preferable? Vented to outdoors or recirculated air?

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (kD8Fh)

440 420 Conservatives shouldn't have worn that dress!

Posted by: steevy at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (r/0kC)

441 Fenelon, im glad you reached out to that counselor. She sounds like a good person. I will pray for your son, as well as for you and your husband. This stuff is never easy.

I've always told my kids that the teenage years are the hardest. So don't be fooled by movies and tv shows that show all teens having a great time, all the time. Teens have one foot in childhood and one foot in adulthood, and that causes a lot of anxiety.

Anyway, prayers ascending!

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)

442 Speaking of prayer requests the daughter of friends has Job's disease. I can't remember the medical name, but it involves multiple abscesses that eat all the way to the bone and which resist healing.
The young woman has had some 20 surgeries.
It sounds dreadful. Please pray.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (nBr1j)

443 Many of us, myself included, watch Downton Abby, and assume that we would be the gentry.

And not the servants.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
----------

There is a powerful tendency to compare one's situation to those who we believe to be happier than ourselves.

If the inclination was always to compare ourselves to people who are worse off, then we would be much happier.

I defer again, to the picture of the Austrian orphan who is euphoric because of a new pair of shoes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:56 AM (ZO497)

444 I'm sure they would've had room for a cad and a bounder to marry that young lass and squander her family's fortune.

Soooo, thumb's up for living in the past.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 10:52 AM (NyJwR)

Marry? Never. But a cad or a bounder if good-looking enough definitely had a shot at getting bored, rich women in bed.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 27, 2017 10:56 AM (7uYFy)

445 Oh please, oh please....oh pleeeezzzeeee!!

http://tinyurl.com/m3xukso

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:56 AM (J+eG2)

446 I don't know that I belong in any era. If I had to choose one, maybe the Roaring 20s




If I could go back, just for a day, I'd fed ex a dozen tommy guns and $20 gold pieces to my current self & buy stock in Coca Cola.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:57 AM (gJBE5)

447 Vented to outdoors or recirculated air?
Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (kD8Fh)
-------

Outdoors outdoors outdoors outdoors.

Or, if you prefer, outdoors.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:57 AM (sBOL1)

448 Planning a kitchen "refresh". RE: undercabinet range hoods - what is preferable? Vented to outdoors or recirculated air?
Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (kD8Fh)


Vented to the outdoors.

Recirculated air is exactly the same as sticking a fan next to the stove.

Zero benefit.

Well, except for the bacon grease facial you get through the output.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 10:57 AM (NyJwR)

449 >>So if Hillary shows up at the Correspondence dinner
to speak and the press gives her a standing O - will that signal the
final nail of the death of the MSM or just be added to the evidence box? Posted by: astronaut achmed at April 27, 2017 10:42 AM (nWI06)

That will signal the Beginning of the Restoration.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 10:57 AM (Bdeb0)

450 Portland Oregonian

The inclusion of the Multnomah County Republican Party , one of many groups involved in the event, apparently drew the ire of the anonymous emailer, who told organizers they could cancel the group's registration or face protest action.

Protest we must!

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 10:58 AM (+YJf/)

451 For the home chemist.

http://eviltricks.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-nitroglycerin.html
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (d76uN)


Great googly moogly, even making that stuff sounds quite dangerous

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 10:58 AM (ieXn8)

452
I've noticed young people today are all Cookie Cutter people. They all look the same, dress the same, act the same.

And they all pride themselves on their non-conformity.


Just like the hippies of 50 years ago or the beatniks before them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 27, 2017 10:58 AM (IqV8l)

453
I'd like to go back to the early 60's because I love the furniture!





Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:58 AM (HjTzR)

454 "I defer again, to the picture of the Austrian orphan who is euphoric because of a new pair of shoes. "

Yes...this.



I well often stop my MiL in the middle of one of her disjointed trades, and simply ask her

"So, did anything good happen in your life today?".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 10:58 AM (J+eG2)

455 Planning a kitchen "refresh". RE: undercabinet range hoods - what is preferable? Vented to outdoors or recirculated air?




Vented out if it's already set up for that.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 10:59 AM (gJBE5)

456 Or, if you prefer, outdoors.



Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:57 AM (sBOL1)


that was my first thought. It will cost more $$ and add some time to the project, but since my kitchen is small and open to the rest of the first floor, probably makes the most sense.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 10:59 AM (kD8Fh)

457 if i could go back, i would go back no 1937 Munich with a couple of nukes

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 10:59 AM (c6/9Q)

458 #429 the duck and cover drills in my elementary school were an eye-opener. We knew how to appreciate life! :-D

Posted by: Strobe at April 27, 2017 10:59 AM (gbWkA)

459 Has Chelsea Clinton received her Pulitzer yet? She's persistent, like herpes.

-
Chelsea could get a Pulitzer Participation Prize.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 27, 2017 10:59 AM (Nwg0u)

460
NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for 'Throwing Themselves' Into 'Volatile Situations'

I can't even...

Posted by: OregonMuse
---------------

Pearl Harbor? The Japs were driven by the U.S. to do that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (ZO497)

461 Kallisto, you won't regret it.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (sBOL1)

462
I never watched a single episode of Mad Men because I hate the fact they appropriated my favorite time period and sullied it with a left wing slant.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (HjTzR)

463
443 Many of us, myself included, watch Downton Abby, and assume that we would be the gentry.

And not the servants.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
----------

There is a powerful tendency to compare one's situation to those who we believe to be happier than ourselves.

If the inclination was always to compare ourselves to people who are worse off, then we would be much happier.

I defer again, to the picture of the Austrian orphan who is euphoric because of a new pair of shoes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:56 AM (ZO497)
I think you're right. I would have been a farmer, possibly successful, but a farmer.
If I was successful the Bolsheviks would have killed me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (nBr1j)

464 "f I could go back, just for a day, I'd fed ex a dozen tommy guns and $20 gold pieces to my current self & buy stock in Coca Cola."



Was Bell Telephone a public offering back the?

And did it ultimately lead to Verizon?

That would be some good stock.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (J+eG2)

465 When will Sessions get serious and designate Antifa a terrorist organization?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (UOJLJ)

466 You could be this girl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzTC31JA7DY

Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (qUNWi)

467 453
I'd like to go back to the early 60's because I love the furniture!
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 10:58 AM (HjTzR)


Ii've got some mid-mod furniture in my house that I'd gladly let go of since it's not mine. BF has been storing it here and I just want it gone. It's a very nice BR set, clean. He is a mid-mod furniture hoarder.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:01 AM (kD8Fh)

468 kallisto and the point of taking the food smells out ofyour space would be somewhat lost. of ourse cooking pie smell is nice but much of cooking, frying, well not so much after one has finished the meal.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:01 AM (0Ryp5)

469 Does sunshine ever do anything but complain?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 11:02 AM (KlI/a)

470 I blame John Lewis for being whomped on the head.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 27, 2017 11:02 AM (IqV8l)

471 >>>>If I could go back, just for a day, I'd fed ex a dozen tommy guns and
$20 gold pieces to my current self buy stock in Coca Cola.
.
.
.I would go back and buy a couple of cases filled with Colt Single Action Army Pistols. Half in 44-40 and the other half in 45 Colt and keep them in suspended state until now.

I would be rich.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 11:02 AM (le7jz)

472 Range hood needs to be vented to the exterior.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:02 AM (J+eG2)

473 Alternate title to painting:

"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?"

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 27, 2017 11:03 AM (Fb9aZ)

474 spouse lost the war on mid modern furniture, I have huge down furniture tassles and fringe everywhere, colorful and comfy.

I should feel bad but in this, I don't

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:03 AM (0Ryp5)

475 Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:01 AM (0Ryp5)

so far the horde is unanimous about outdoor venting, so my decision is made.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:04 AM (kD8Fh)

476 When will Sessions get serious and designate Antifa a terrorist organization?

Don't rush him!

He's barely had time to order new letterhead and change the drapes in his office!

And then he has to interview for secretarial positions!

And arrange for the right take-out for his power lunches!

Have some patience!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 11:04 AM (X6fMO)

477
That's the thing about furniture -- it can be like you're married to it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:04 AM (HjTzR)

478 Range hood outside vents should have a fine screen placed inside. To prevent horrible things with wings from building nests.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 11:04 AM (UOJLJ)

479 NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for 'Throwing Themselves' Into 'Volatile Situations'

I can't even...

Posted by: OregonMuse

our skirts were too short?

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:05 AM (0Ryp5)

480 ESPN, the sports network thats hemorrhaging viewers and purging much of its on-air talent, on Tuesday published a poetry tribute to a woman who was convicted of killing a police officer.

One day before the network laid off many of its employees, it published five poems about feminism and political resistance on its website geared toward women, ESPNW

Weasel Zippers

These assholes are suicidal

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 11:05 AM (KlI/a)

481 462 Somebody wrote an article back when it came out,it was basically to point and laugh at how stupid people were.Stay at home wives,smoking all the time,cocktails every night,eating lots of red meat.All the bullshit cliches.

Posted by: steevy at April 27, 2017 11:05 AM (r/0kC)

482 Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)

Thanks very much. It possibly even harder for kids on the spectrum who don't have any friends they can vent to.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 11:06 AM (fDdVG)

483 (((fenelon)))


Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 27, 2017 11:06 AM (0O7c5)

484 Pearl Harbor? The Japs were driven by the U.S. to do that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (ZO497)


Uh, I think I've heard the Howard Zinn types actually claim this.

Or maybe it was Pat Buchanan. I forget which, the paleo right look almost exactly identical to the moonbat left on foreign policy.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:06 AM (ieXn8)

485 Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:04 AM (HjTzR)

You know what's ironic? I started him on the path to OCD mid-mod consumption. One day he came back from goodwill with one of his "gets".
It was a gorgeous long oval coffee table, I coveted it so. I went on and on about it, so he did some research online.

this episode took place about two years before the whole mid-mod trend blew up. In the interim he has accumulated so many pieces he could open his own store.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:06 AM (kD8Fh)

486 >>462 I never watched a single episode of Mad Men because I hate the fact
they appropriated my favorite time period and sullied it with a left
wing slant. Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:00 AM (HjTzR)

You missed seeing a man get his foot cut off with a John Deere riding mower. At an office party. By a woman driver.

I think that's about all you missed.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 11:07 AM (Bdeb0)

487 NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for 'Throwing Themselves' Into 'Volatile Situations'

-
You see what you made me do?

- Ike Turner

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 27, 2017 11:07 AM (Nwg0u)

488 Have some patience!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 11:04 AM (X6fMO)


Are we to take it that you're perhaps a bit disappointed with the performance of Mr. Sessions thus far?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:08 AM (ieXn8)

489 NYT' s shorter.' We said shut up and we meant it. You get the consequence.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:08 AM (0Ryp5)

490 I never watched a single episode of Mad Men because I hate the fact they appropriated my favorite time period and sullied it with a left wing slant.

If you never watched it how can you presume to know its leftist slant? Pro-tip: there isn't one.

It's simply the best TV show ever. I am now re-binge-watching it with No. 1 Son, who has never seen it. We are both loving it.

Don Draper is my spirit animal.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:08 AM (gIRsn)

491 I always wished I was a young woman during the 40's. I love the fashion of that time, men dressed like men and people actually took pride in their country. I hate time I live in now.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 11:08 AM (zRZaJ)

492 NYT's even shorter, You are asked for it.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:09 AM (0Ryp5)

493 So maybe I'm readin things wrong, and don't have all the facts, but does it look to anyone else like we're not getting a bammycare repeal and we're going to lose the local and state tax deduction?

The standard deduction have to go up a hell of a lot to beat my other deductions. Basically, it sure looks like my middle class ass is getting ready to take another paddling.

Again, maybe I don't have all the facts, but my wallet has been beat to shit every year, and I'm not seeing a whole lot of relief.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 27, 2017 11:09 AM (qFpa2)

494 so far the horde is unanimous about outdoor venting, so my decision is made.



Especially if you're 6'0".
F'n vent is eye height.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:09 AM (gJBE5)

495

this episode took place about two years before the whole mid-mod trend blew up. In the interim he has accumulated so many pieces he could open his own store.

Hahaha, that's what you get for reinforcing his behavior!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:09 AM (HjTzR)

496 Woman sues Delta Air over man masturbating in the seat next to her.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (UOJLJ)

497 I never watched a single episode of Mad Men because I hate the fact they appropriated my favorite time period and sullied it with a left wing slant.

Yes, HOWEVER, remember that left wing democrats in 1960 would be classified as right wing conservatives today...It is a good idea to keep that in mind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (KlI/a)

498 It's simply the best TV show ever. I am now re-binge-watching it with No. 1 Son, who has never seen it. We are both loving it.

Don Draper is my spirit animal liver.


FIFY.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (gJBE5)

499
But I have a habit of "collecting" things too.

Once I buy a gadget, I'll buy another...and then another..

Kinda like you guys and your guns, or your penis-extenders, as Ace calls them.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (HjTzR)

500
Grump, what did Ace call guns? I forgot.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (HjTzR)

501 I think I'll go get a cup of tea and sit by myself for a while. BBL, maybe.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 11:11 AM (X6fMO)

502 >>491
I always wished I was a young woman during the 40's. I love the fashion
of that time, men dressed like men and people actually took pride in
their country. I hate time I live in now. Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 27, 2017 11:08 AM (zRZaJ)

Zod decrees that you are a young woman during the 40's. Enjoy yourself.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 11:11 AM (Bdeb0)

503 Woman sues Delta Air over man masturbating in the seat next to her.
Posted by: Under Fire



Delta Airlines:
"We don't beat you. We allow you to beat yourself!"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:11 AM (gJBE5)

504 Posted by: IC at April 27, 2017 10:54 AM (a0IVu)

Thanks for the support. and prayers Up to this point he can't been much trouble really aside from the usual challenges of having a kid on the high functioning level of autism. He doesn't have melt downs mostly. He's just kind of abrupt and sometimes lacks empathy and misses social cues. In fact, i didn't know that he was autistic until he just got diagnosed in between 8th and 9th grade

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 11:12 AM (fDdVG)

505 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:08 AM (gIRsn)

Mad Men was my only appointment viewing when it first aired. I don't think I even made it through all of the first year though. I have all of it on DVD if I ever feel like catching up.

The thing I liked about it was it reminded my of my folks and their set (clothing and interior setting wise). Except my parents and their buddies were always laughing not a bunch of sourpusses like the Mad men crew.

I may have lost interest in the series due to the lack of joy exhibited by any of the characters.

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:12 AM (kD8Fh)

506 >>Kinda like you guys and your guns, or your penis-extenders, as Ace calls them. Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (HjTzR)

According to Virginia law, you can't saw off your penis extender any shorter than 18", and it must contain a plug if you're going to hunt waterfowl with it.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 11:12 AM (Bdeb0)

507 I tried Mad Men, I really, really did.

Just couldn't get into it.

That's usually the case with shows that everybody loves and everybody tells me I will love.

Except Breaking Bad. They were all right on that one.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 11:13 AM (s/EUv)

508 The standard deduction have to go up a hell of a lot to beat my other deductions. Basically, it sure looks like my middle class ass is getting ready to take another paddling.

Again, maybe I don't have all the facts, but my wallet has been beat to shit every year, and I'm not seeing a whole lot of relief.
Posted by: Chupacabra



As I was repeatedly told yesterday, "we're winning!"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:13 AM (gJBE5)

509 496 Woman sues Delta Air over man masturbating in the seat next to her.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (UOJLJ)

Don't see how this is their problem. Granted it's unwelcome but you can't spend all your time on Anti-Weasel Abuse Patrol.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:14 AM (RD7QR)

510
Pro-tip: there isn't one.

Oh really? No over-arching implications on "patriarchy" and capitalism?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:15 AM (HjTzR)

511 509 496 Woman sues Delta Air over man masturbating in the seat next to her.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 11:10 AM (UOJLJ)

Don't see how this is their problem. Granted it's unwelcome but you can't spend all your time on Anti-Weasel Abuse Patrol.
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:14 AM (RD7QR)

They should've been more suspicious when he asked for an extra blanket and a bottle of lube.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 11:15 AM (0mRoj)

512 Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 27, 2017 11:06 AM (0O7c5)

Thanks very much. I can use a hug. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 11:16 AM (fDdVG)

513
Half the reason I still like watching shows like Family Affair is the furniture in Uncle Bill's apartment.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:16 AM (HjTzR)

514 The way I understand the new income tax code, if you're married and your combined AGI is north of $200K, you take it in the Ryan.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 11:16 AM (UOJLJ)

515 "Don't see how this is their problem."


She doesn't sound very tolerant.

Could have simply been part of his culture, or religious practice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:17 AM (J+eG2)

516
And I always wanted to live in the Clampett's mansion. I love that house.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:17 AM (HjTzR)

517 So, gonna be some blood in Berkeley today?

#PopsPopcorn

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 27, 2017 11:18 AM (2x9LM)

518 >>So if Hillary shows up at the Correspondence dinner

to speak and the press gives her a standing O - will that signal the

final nail of the death of the MSM or just be added to the evidence box?



Read a WashPost article yesterday about how the WHCD has died/been reborn this year. Apparently they reached peak celebrity/president-and-WH staff schmoozing during O's reign, and it is now going back to its roots of being just an industry thing focused on journalists. The writer made it sound like it was totally their decision, not that they really couldn't stand the thought of doing this with a president they detest. Because all those selfies with the latest hot actresses/actors was shallow (uh huh).Whatever, right?

However, Samantha Bee's "Not WHCD" that is taped hours before the real one will be brimming with celebrities/amateur-pundit comedians. If I had to bet, I would say Hillary and/or Obama appears at Bee's party because they love celebrities, and celebrities lurve them right back.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:19 AM (NOIQH)

519
Could have simply been part of his culture, or religious practice.

"Emergency sex"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 27, 2017 11:19 AM (IqV8l)

520 Don Draper is annoying.

Speaking of TV spaces I wanted to live in Star Trek.

Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 11:19 AM (qUNWi)

521
No glass ceiling in Mad Men?
No sexual misconduct in the office in Mad Men?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (HjTzR)

522 468
kallisto and the point of taking the food smells out ofyour space
would be somewhat lost. of ourse cooking pie smell is nice but much of
cooking, frying, well not so much after one has finished the meal.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:01 AM (0Ryp5)
Friend of mine bought and restored/modernized a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights a while back. In keeping with tradition the kitchen was on the, just below grade, ground floor which opened onto the backyard. He installed a range hood that vented up the common chimney of the house. When it was on full bore it practically sucked all the oxygen out of the house (aided by the natural pull of the flu). Needless to say, there were no lingering food smell problems. The best part was the workman who installed the hood and fan had a great sense of humor and at one point said, in his thick Jamaican accent "What de hell is wit you white folks an' not wantin' to smell your food, mon?"

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (Fb9aZ)

523 To dangerous for you OM?

Try something easier.

http://www.skylighter.com/fireworks/how-to-

make/Black-Powder-Quick-and-Cheap.asp

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (d76uN)

524 As I was repeatedly told yesterday, "we're winning!"
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:13 AM (gJBE5)


This winning's much better than being able to afford a vacation for the next few years.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (qFpa2)

525
Was there ever an episode of Mad Men where a man gets the credit for woman's idea?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (HjTzR)

526 Sooth, When I watch movies with family i'm always pointing out the house architecture or furniture pieces. They are annoyed i'm sure.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (0Ryp5)

527 "Just a feel."

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (8b+oT)

528 >>520
Don Draper is annoying.
Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 11:19 AM (qUNWi)

Don Draper's wife is annoying.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 11:20 AM (Bdeb0)

529 ""Emergency sex"

I almost wrote that as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:21 AM (J+eG2)

530
364 332,
There are worse things.






Such as....



living with ten cats."

And then there is a cat too-too-too far.

http://tinyurl.com/mdpv43t



Posted by: geoffb5 at April 27, 2017 10:38 AM (d3wbb)






Could be even worse. Could be longcat.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2017 11:21 AM (XWkhW)

531 Don Draper's wife is annoying.


They were made for each other.

Posted by: eleven at April 27, 2017 11:22 AM (qUNWi)

532 Don Draper's wife is annoying.



Which one?

Christina Hendricks - va va va vroom!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:22 AM (gJBE5)

533 Does look like the type who would dump roofie in the teacup. And put it in the wrong one.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 27, 2017 11:22 AM (e1mEI)

534
Speaking of TV spaces I wanted to live in Star Trek.

The Enterprises furniture was very much a reflection of 60's art deco. A beautiful spaceship.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:22 AM (HjTzR)

535 Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:22 AM (gJBE5)

Wait - Don married Roger's bootycall?

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:23 AM (kD8Fh)

536 NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for 'Throwing Themselves' Into 'Volatile Situations'



I can't even...



Posted by: OregonMuse
-----
Libs love no-go zones.

Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 11:23 AM (8b+oT)

537 Publius that's a great use of what was available.

Posted by: willow at April 27, 2017 11:24 AM (0Ryp5)

538 "Speaking of TV spaces I wanted to live in Star Trek. "

Me too!!!

(No followers of Islam)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:24 AM (J+eG2)

539 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:08 AM (gIRsn)

You assumed someone else's identity?

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 11:25 AM (osuON)

540 Wait - Don married Roger's bootycall?



No. He had the blonde who had his kids, then the dark haired one who wanted to be a movie star.


Chritina Cans was just my idea.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:25 AM (gJBE5)

541 Men go through a phase where they consider listening to women, listening to poetry, or watching chick flicks as foreplay...

Posted by: macleod at April 27, 2017 11:25 AM (N315I)

542 Sending prayers, Fenelon! Hope the counselor can help.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:25 AM (NOIQH)

543 >>Which one?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:22 AM (gJBE5)

The first one, thoroughly. The second one, to a lesser extent. No wonder the man had a scotch neat in his hand and that constipated look on his face every other minute of the show.

Draper should've married Peggy and taught her about sex. The naughty kind.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 11:25 AM (Bdeb0)

544 538 "Speaking of TV spaces I wanted to live in Star Trek. "

Me too!!!

(No followers of Islam)
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 11:24 AM (J+eG2)

The Muslim Vulcan Salute: Live long and DIE INFIDEL!

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:26 AM (RD7QR)

545 No glass ceiling in Mad Men?
No sexual misconduct in the office in Mad Men?


Good god, just watch it.

Yes it's the 1960s and social issues are happening in the background. Does that give it a liberal agenda?

Everything is political if that's all you're looking for. How dull.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:26 AM (gIRsn)

546
There was a couple of episodes of Enterprise when an alternate (evil) first Enterprise crew went forward in time and encountered the future Enterprise from the 1960's series.

They remarked how sleek it was, or something.
Which was hard to believe because in most ways the first Enterprise was more hi-tech looking.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:26 AM (HjTzR)

547 541 Men go through a phase where they consider listening to women, listening to poetry, or watching chick flicks as foreplay...
Posted by: macleod at April 27, 2017 11:25 AM (N315I)

For me it was Kasimir Malevich and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but same idea.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 11:27 AM (RD7QR)

548 Don Draper's wife is annoying.

Oh goodness yes. I had a huge crush on her because she's hawt and I'm shallow, but that wore thin fast.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:27 AM (gIRsn)

549 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 10:56 AM (ZO497)

I found that photo extremely painful. If a kid looks *that* ecstatic over shoes you just know that his life has been truly, deeply miserable before.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 27, 2017 11:27 AM (sEDyY)

550 536 NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for 'Throwing Themselves' Into 'Volatile Situations'



I can't even...



Posted by: OregonMuse
-----
Libs love no-go zones.
Posted by: Dang at April 27, 2017 11:23 AM (8b+oT)

Berkeley mayor accused Coulter of inciting violence.

This is where we are.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 27, 2017 11:27 AM (2x9LM)

551 I couldn't get into Mad Men, either. Cool period clothes, set, etc. but all the characters seemed quite joyless. Same for Downton Abbey. Hated Mary and her sister, so couldn't care about them.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:28 AM (NOIQH)

552 No glass ceiling in Mad Men?
No sexual misconduct in the office in Mad Men?

Good god, just watch it.

Yes it's the 1960s and



no. The sexual misconduct happened at the Playboy Bunny Club. They just drank like fishes and smoked like freight trains at the office.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 11:28 AM (gJBE5)

553 Some guy on Twitter linked to this story and asked "Do you want Skynet? Because this is how you get Skynet."

---

Hell, if you start pissing them off you will. Just don't piss them off.

Posted by: mpthompson at April 27, 2017 11:28 AM (b0njJ)

554 I'd never thought about this angle before, re: Mad Men.

Has BLM ever protested the series/producers/actors??

#MadMenSoWhite

Posted by: kallisto at April 27, 2017 11:28 AM (kD8Fh)

555 nood.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 27, 2017 11:28 AM (ieXn8)

556 Guy is working very hard with a singular goal in mind...

Social Justice?

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:28 AM (3myMJ)

557 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:26 AM (gIRsn)

Life is all political it's just referred to by different descriptions.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 27, 2017 11:29 AM (osuON)

558
Yes it's the 1960s and social issues are happening in the background.

You like that sort of thing because you've accepted that it was reality.

But back then, like today, in real-life, we weren't bombarded 24/7 with in-your-face social issues.

Oh wait...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:29 AM (HjTzR)

559 Speaking of TV spaces I wanted to live in Star Trek.

Original or any of the series since? If I had to I'd go with TOS. The later periods (or earlier, for Enterprise) just don't appeal to me...but then, space socialism just ain't my thing, I guess...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 11:30 AM (9krrF)

560 No one comment until I get back....


Posted by: Tami at April 27, 2017 09:37 AM (Enq6K)


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 27, 2017 11:26 AM (HjTzR)


You people can't follow the simplest instructions.


I think my problem with graphics has to do with Firefox. Temp fix is to use explorer....ugh.

Posted by: Tami at April 27, 2017 11:30 AM (Enq6K)

561 >>551
I couldn't get into Mad Men, either. Cool period clothes, set, etc. but
all the characters seemed quite joyless. Same for Downton Abbey. Hated
Mary and her sister, so couldn't care about them. Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 11:28 AM (NOIQH)

Roger wasn't joyless. Bon vivant, drunk, (successful) letch, witty, tried acid, swinger, the Falstaff of the show if there was one.

Posted by: General Zod at April 27, 2017 11:30 AM (Bdeb0)

562 I see OregonMuse called the corgis, but I'll do it again: Nood. On how to melt a snowflake.

Posted by: Vanceone at April 27, 2017 11:31 AM (HcgJZ)

563
I reiterate my request for art by this fellow:

http://tinyurl.com/mjouyal

Posted by: Meremortal at April 27, 2017 11:32 AM (3myMJ)

564 44 She should put the train of her dress in her lap. It's going to get dirty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

Her lap is the last place to put it if keeping it clean is the goal.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 27, 2017 11:34 AM (iWW0H)

565 You like that sort of thing because you've accepted that it was reality.

But back then, like today, in real-life, we weren't bombarded 24/7 with in-your-face social issues.



I have a pretty good idea what sixties culture was like because I was there.

You seem rather committed to impugning a show you claim not to have watched.

Anyway, saved by the nood.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:34 AM (gIRsn)

566

Beautiful.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 27, 2017 11:38 AM (fceHP)

567 pretty

Posted by: Joe at April 27, 2017 12:09 PM (MFQJZ)

568 Good god, just watch it.

Yes it's the 1960s and social issues are happening in the background. Does that give it a liberal agenda?

Everything is political if that's all you're looking for. How dull.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2017 11:26 AM (gIRsn)



I watched the first two seasons and I really think the intent was to show how un-evolved they were back then but that world was going to end soon thanks to the 60s bullshit.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 12:25 PM (493sH)

The Morning Report 4/27/17

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Good morning, kids. Loaded for bear on this gloopy Thursday here in the land of DeBolshevik. First up, it turns out that although this Judge Orrick (another Leftist named after a vacuum [at least he's not named after a prison like Soldedad O'Brian, but I digress]) was completely out of line in his ruling, some legal eagles are saying it doesn't mean much when it comes to the actual enforcement of law because the law to block funding for "sanctuary cities" was written and passed in 1996 when Bill Clinton was in office. The entire Senate met with the Trump national security team for what has been described as a very sobering briefing on the threat from Whoa Fat. Ivanka Trump is starting to annoy me, as we are now taking the "slightly pregnant" approach to the Paris Climate Accords. The House Freedom Caucus now is backing Repeal/Replace 2 but there is opposition supposedly from the moderates (whatever that term means). Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is high on the Trump Tax Reform and is hot and horny to ram it through ASAP. Rush, though had some thoughts on this, especially the false and dangerous narrative that tax cuts have to be paid for:

And remember the premise of this, folks, is that all money is Washington's, not yours. So when Washington proposes a tax cut, i.e., you get to keep more of what you earn, Washington and the media look at it as the government losing money. And that cannot happen. And so government must find a way to pay for the tax cut, because a tax cut is not you keeping more of what you earn because what you earn is not yours. What you end up with is because of what the government says you can have. This is how people look at it, media people on the left.

As we often say in the comments "THIS x infinity."

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 07:03 AM




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1 Firsties.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at April 27, 2017 06:55 AM (vRcUp)

2 2nd?

Posted by: IanDeal at April 27, 2017 06:55 AM (teGBX)

3 Yes, the so-called Freedom Caucus has sold us out on Rynocare.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:56 AM (mpXpK)

4 United announces 10-point plan for passenger relations. No. 8: 30% less voltage on tasers!

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 27, 2017 06:57 AM (+QhzW)

5 >>>Loaded for bear on this gloopy Thursday here in the land of DeBolshevik.


Gloopy, but at least there's not going to be another monsoon like on Tuesday.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 06:57 AM (vRcUp)

6 I've been hearing a LOT from Sessions and company but I haven't been seeing much "doing".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:58 AM (mpXpK)

7 G'mornin' Horde !

36 degrees, raining, coffee prep underway.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at April 27, 2017 06:58 AM (KGH7Z)

8 4 United announces 10-point plan for passenger relations. No. 8: 30% less voltage on tasers!
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 27, 2017 06:57 AM (+QhzW)


Frequent Flogging Miles

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 06:59 AM (mbhDw)

9 More details on the Trump cut tax plan. I suspect that by the time the RINOs in congress get done with it it will be a tax hike. And it will be a tax hike for people who live in high tax States like NY and CA because it eliminates the deduction for State income tax.


http://tinyurl.com/m59gx29


More on the Trump tax cuts. If what this says is true and RINO Ryan doesn't shit on it it would be a major tax cut for me.


http://tinyurl.com/kux7zb9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

10 It looks like it is time for Pelouzy to retire.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:00 AM (mpXpK)

11 Claude Rains Shocked Face Dept.: "Judge" Orrick Was $200G Bundler for Obama Campaign

If he's that pro-Obama and he's dealing with an issue like sanctuary cities, can't it be shown that he should have recused himself? Can he be impeached for that?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:01 AM (vRcUp)

12 Webb Hubbell's Daughter Given Another Award for Something by Doing Nothing

Notice that Lefties flock to the kinds of jobs without objective criteria and the ones that either protect them from mistakes (professorships, civil service) or hand out lots of awards (arts, journalism)?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 27, 2017 07:01 AM (+QhzW)

13 As we often say in the comments "THIS x infinity."

Yep. I was listening to Rush yesterday (thankfully, I work at home) and I was Cheering Out Loud at that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 07:02 AM (ul9CR)

14 10 It looks like it is time for Pelouzy to retire.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:00 AM (mpXpK)


Oh I hope not!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:02 AM (mbhDw)

15 I guess using the unlimited power of the intelligence apparatus to spy on your political rivals is not a big deal.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 07:03 AM (uORqh)

16
Kim might hurl a nuke at us because we insist on fluoridating boogers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:04 AM (mbhDw)

17 I haven't actually read the Trump tax bill being proposed, but I heard that it eliminates the ability to deduct state income taxes from your Federal income tax.

If so (I have my doubts), that's absolutely wonderful. States like California won't be able to charge absurd levels of state taxes, and basically get out of paying Federal taxes by diverting it to their own coffers. Having to pay two income taxes on top of each other will do wonders for making a lot of people more tax-averse, and less tolerant of what their public officials blow their money on.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 27, 2017 07:04 AM (J+mig)

18 11 If he's that pro-Obama and he's dealing with an
issue like sanctuary cities, can't it be shown that he should have
recused himself? Can he be impeached for that?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:01 AM (vRcUp)

I have seen one other article they gave numerous examples of stuff he was involved with that made him supposed to have recused himself from that case. However, regardless of those conflicts it wasn't a local city case to begin with and he has no buisness in it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:04 AM (mpXpK)

19 "Notice that Lefties flock to the kinds of jobs without objective criteria "

Serious question.

How many known lefties are NASCAR drivers?

Cause if any job has an objective criteria, it would be automobile racing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:04 AM (J+eG2)

20 17 Having to pay two income taxes on top of each other will do wonders for making a lot of people more tax-averse, and less tolerant of what their public officials blow their money on.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 27, 2017 07:04 AM (J+mig)

True, but too many Americans are not tax averse because they don't pay any and are on the receiving end of those who do.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:06 AM (mbhDw)

21 "Notice that Lefties flock to the kinds of jobs without objective criteria "

With a direct corollary to their "everyone gets a trophy" childhoods.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 07:06 AM (ul9CR)

22 AG Sessions Vows "Sanctuary City" Fight

Oh, now he "vows," does he? How cute.

"Talk," as Grandfather Poppins observed, "is cheap." Get back to me when you actually start arresting mayors and city councilors, asshole.

And Ivanka can get fucked, too. If I wanted a dizzy airhead in the White House whispering "daddy, I want" into POTUS' ear, I'd have voted for !Jeb.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 07:06 AM (X6fMO)

23
Not turning on JavaScript for pjmedia dot com.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 07:06 AM (HTdUD)

24 17
I haven't actually read the Trump tax bill being proposed, but I heard
that it eliminates the ability to deduct state income taxes from your
Federal income tax.



If so (I have my doubts), that's absolutely wonderful. States like
California won't be able to charge absurd levels of state taxes, and
basically get out of paying Federal taxes by diverting it to their own
coffers. Having to pay two income taxes on top of each other will do
wonders for making a lot of people more tax-averse, and less tolerant of
what their public officials blow their money on.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 27, 2017 07:04 AM (J+mig)

See #9. It does eliminate the deduction for State income tax so high tax States like NY and CA people will lose out. (But only if they itemize)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:06 AM (mpXpK)

25 True, but too many Americans are not tax averse because they don't pay any and are on the receiving end of those who do.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:06 AM (mbhDw)

Also a good point, sadly.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 27, 2017 07:07 AM (J+mig)

26 And Ivanka can get fucked, too.


I volunteer as Tribute.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 07:08 AM (ul9CR)

27 Wow that video of pelosi was disturbing.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 07:08 AM (le7jz)

28 On the other hand, Hillary Clinton will never be President of the Untied States.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 07:08 AM (uORqh)

29 Claude Rains Shocked Face Dept.: "Judge" Orrick Was $200G Bundler for Obama Campaign

If he's that pro-Obama and he's dealing with an issue like sanctuary cities, can't it be shown that he should have recused himself? Can he be impeached for that?




How is it Obola could withhold federal funds from states refusing transgender bathrooms, but Trump can't withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities that are breaking federal law?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 07:09 AM (gJBE5)

30 "I volunteer as Tribute. "

I just want to publicly acknowledge the fact that you are a true giver.

Willing to take one for the team.


A fine American.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:09 AM (J+eG2)

31 The last number I saw was that 49% of Americans pay no federal income tax. And most of those are collecting money.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:09 AM (mpXpK)

32
I doubt that any state anywhere in the past half century has cut taxes by anything other than a fractional percentage.

Hell, Pennsylvania has a temporary tax on booze for nearly a hundred years.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 07:09 AM (HTdUD)

33 More on the Trump tax cuts. If what this says is true and RINO Ryan doesn't shit on it it would be a major tax cut for me.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:59 AM (mpXpK)


Same here. Almost what I paid in property taxes last year.

BFD for me.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 07:10 AM (/U083)

34 Off too work.
Ugh.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 27, 2017 07:10 AM (0tfLf)

35 Chelsea, while receiving her unearned award for fighting hunger, informs us that she was only allowed to eat healthy foods by her parent and junk foods were banned from her house. Yep, it was all broccoli and granola, with a small desert allowed on weekends.

I don't know what I find more annoying; the nutritional virtue signalling, the possibility that it might be true given her mothers fanaticism, the greater possibility it is all BS given her (alleged) fathers love of junk food or that most likely that her parent had very little if anything to do with preparing her meals as it was all done by govt paid help from day one.

Posted by: Ripley at April 27, 2017 07:10 AM (1BQGO)

36 "How is it Obola could withhold federal funds from states refusing transgender bathrooms, but Trump can't withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities that are breaking federal law?"

Duh!!

Because it's different when Obama does it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:10 AM (J+eG2)

37 28 On the other hand, Hillary Clinton will never be President of the Untied States.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 07:08 AM (uORqh)


While I never tire of hearing that, it becomes a weaker and weaker tonic as time goes on. I was hoping the extension of that sentence would be ". . . and we completely reverse the actions of the past 8 to 60 years permanently" and that it would come to pass as surely as the first part.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:11 AM (mbhDw)

38 @9........it would be a major tax cut for me.-Vic

Well that's the idea. Would help me out too.
But I'm sure the 9th circuit will somehow rule it's unconstitutional.

Posted by: Case at April 27, 2017 07:11 AM (EnbfO)

39 35 Posted by: Ripley at April 27, 2017 07:10 AM (1BQGO)


Chelsea fights hunger, mostly with Snickers bars and foie gras.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:12 AM (mbhDw)

40 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:11 AM (mbhDw)

It seems we're back to the usual business of losing at a slower pace.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 27, 2017 07:12 AM (J+mig)

41 32
I doubt that any state anywhere in the past half century has cut taxes by anything other than a fractional percentage.

Hell, Pennsylvania has a temporary tax on booze for nearly a hundred years.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 07:09 AM (HTdUD)


Read or listen to Limbaugh from yesterday. It's not just the tax cuts, it's the cut in the tax RATE that matters.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:13 AM (mbhDw)

42 "Chelsea fights hunger, mostly with Snickers bars and foie gras. "

You know who else never got hungry?





Howdy Doody.




Coincidence?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:13 AM (J+eG2)

43 38
@9........it would be a major tax cut for me.-Vic



Well that's the idea. Would help me out too.

But I'm sure the 9th circuit will somehow rule it's unconstitutional.

Posted by: Case at April 27, 2017 07:11 AM (EnbfO)

I have a feeling it will not make it past the House and RYNO Ryan.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:13 AM (mpXpK)

44 If Trump is Hitler and Kim Jong is Stalin, then I hope we don't invade N. Korea in winter. Our troops will freeze to death and then Kim Jong will end up taking over half the United States.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:14 AM (vRcUp)

45 It seems we're back to the usual business of losing at a slower pace.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party



See yesterday's late afternoon/early evening threads.
I've been repeatedly told we are winning!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 07:14 AM (gJBE5)

46 ***and we completely reverse the actions of the past 8 to 60 years permanently"


Can I get a "d" to go with that? If that was past tense I would be dancing.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 07:15 AM (uORqh)

47 This tax cut?

I rule that it's a tax.

Posted by: Chief Justice "I have a secret" at April 27, 2017 07:15 AM (J+eG2)

48 47 This tax cut?

I rule that it's a tax.
Posted by: Chief Justice "I have a secret" at April 27, 2017 07:15 AM (J+eG2)


Early thread winner contender. And extremely depressing in toto.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:15 AM (mbhDw)

49 Oh look, the cats are demanding their breakfast.





Democrats.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:16 AM (J+eG2)

50
Demo-cats?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:17 AM (mbhDw)

51 >>>>More on the Trump tax cuts. If what this says is true and RINO Ryan doesn't shit on it it would be a major tax cut for me.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:59 AM (mpXpK)



Same here. Almost what I paid in property taxes last year.



BFD for me.
.
.
.Same here, an actual real tax cut for us. Not huge but it's better than I expected.

If it is passed, I doubt we will itemize any longer and take the standard exemption. And that pesky AMT is finally gone. We have been bumping against that wall for a few years and last year was particularly scary, but we avoided it barely.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 07:17 AM (le7jz)

52
Okay, I gotta split for a bit and do some work. First, I'll eat some boogers for my teeth.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 07:18 AM (mbhDw)

53 "A Broadway producer admitted on Wednesday that he scammed his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play"

"Springtime For Kim" had the potential to kick "Hamilton"s ass all the way back to the stone age.

Posted by: freaked at April 27, 2017 07:18 AM (BO/km)

54 Tax cuts do have to be "paid for" in the sense that the budget has to be reduced by the amount of the reduction in taxes received. Someone's got to decide which programs take the hit.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 07:19 AM (jHFYS)

55 What I pay in federal income tax used to be a pretty good gross income. It's related to me looking at a $100.00 bill the way I used to look at a $20.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 27, 2017 07:20 AM (uORqh)

56 "Someone's got to decide which programs take the hit"

Posted by: The Sad Council at April 27, 2017 07:20 AM (BO/km)

57 " Someone's got to decide which programs take the hit."

* Raises paw *


I would like to volunteer for this job.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:21 AM (J+eG2)

58 "he House Freedom Caucus now is backing Repeal/Replace 2 but there is opposition supposedly from the moderates (whatever that term means)"

___

It means the bill only leaves in place 99% of Obamacare instead of 100%.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:21 AM (TmDjK)

59 Thank G-d for Gorsuch; Casts Deciding Vote Allowing Arkansas to Execute Brutal Rapist the Feminists Revered

If Kagan, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Obama are so enamored of cold blooded murderers, I wish they'd run into the worst neighborhoods of Chicago at midnight, so they could seek them out and gush all over them like Beatles groupies. This would be preferable to them trying to inflict these murderers on the rest of us.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:21 AM (vRcUp)

60 "Someone's got to decide which programs take the hit"




Any program where the recipients are takers, not payers.
Sorry. Y'all have to get some skin in the game also.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 07:22 AM (gJBE5)

61 >>>I would like to volunteer for this job.

Technically it's Congress.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 07:22 AM (jHFYS)

62 "Technically it's Congress."

They could sub it out, right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:23 AM (J+eG2)

63 54 Tax cuts do have to be "paid for" in the sense that the budget has to be reduced by the amount of the reduction in taxes received. Someone's got to decide which programs take the hit.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 07:19 AM (jHFYS)

____

But that's not how it will work. The ideal way would be to say we're cutting $X in taxes, we need to cut $X in spending. You know, how a rational human being would do it. But because it's govt and because it's the Stupid Party, the calculus will be we cut $X of this tax we have to increase $Y of that tax.

This will not be a tax cut. It will be a tax re-allocation. And the people who run the Chamber of Commerce will get the cut, while everyone reading this, will get the increase.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:24 AM (TmDjK)

64 I understand the concern about the tax burden being shifted to too narrow a segment of the population, but aren't the "Bush tax cuts" such as the increase in the child tax credit part of the reason so many people end the year with no federal income tax liability nowadays? And how can we complain one minute that the gubbermint is taking too much of our money and the next minute complain that not enough people pay taxes? I'm not trying to be a concern troll here, this is a serious question that has bothered me for a long time.

Posted by: Secret Square at April 27, 2017 07:25 AM (9WuX0)

65 Obama could barely find the time to talk to his party's congressional leadership.
Trump decides the entire senate needs to be briefed on the Korean problem.

That's a big difference in leadership style right there - as in, one is a leader and the other not.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 07:25 AM (hLRSq)

66 Yeah, the United 11-page "report" is out. First et foremost, "Technology Issues." For 40 years in this country, every time we've effed up, we've blamed it on a computer problem. This is blaming the can for the garbage in it.

Then, Big Alpha Male at head of company is asked if any individual employees will be punished. No, he's taking all the blame himself. !.
OK, Munoz, how many weeks off without pay are you giving yourself?
I thought so.

"Alpha Male" is from a system used to categorize gorillas. Not only does it not apply to actual humans (only to those aping gorillas), but, here's that new pronoun abuse error: That big sword you're carrying? Sometimes you're supposed to fall on it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 27, 2017 07:25 AM (H5rtT)

67 61 >>>I would like to volunteer for this job.

Technically it's Congress.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 07:22 AM (jHFYS)


That's true. Perhaps we can be employed as.....

persuaders?

*taps Hank Arron 34 Louisville Slugger in opposing palm*

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 07:25 AM (/U083)

68 Oh dear. Just got on twitter and PDT just tweeted this: The democrats want to shut government if we don't bail out Puerto Rico and give billions to their insurance companies for Ocare failure. NO!

Slimy dems at it again. Actually, do they ever stop?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 27, 2017 07:26 AM (CNHr1)

69 If you read the article, some moderates are afraid of voting against Obama care repeal because... no shot. .. Democrats will run ads saying they voted against Obama care.

Cowards, the lot of them.

Posted by: V the K at April 27, 2017 07:26 AM (CSgup)

70 >>>>
Tax cuts do have to be "paid for" in the sense that the budget has to be
reduced by the amount of the reduction in taxes received.<<<<

Since when?

There is no evidence that govt spending is in any way tied to revenue.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at April 27, 2017 07:26 AM (x3uSY)

71 Claude Rains Shocked Face Dept.: "Judge" Orrick Was $200G Bundler for Obama Campaign

If he's that pro-Obama and he's dealing with an issue like sanctuary cities, can't it be shown that he should have recused himself? Can he be impeached for that?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:01 AM (vRcUp)


HAHAHAHAHA

Dems never recuse themselves.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 07:27 AM (f4GSC)

72 Any cuts to govt. programs with be Tweet trashed by Chelsea. Republicans don't want to have to face that nightmare.

Posted by: Ripley at April 27, 2017 07:27 AM (1BQGO)

73 I doubt Hillary has ever spent 10 minutes in a kitchen...We know Liz Warren has, because of her famous receipts she put in "Pow Wow Chow" I have to add a /sarc to that last sentence.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 07:27 AM (+YJf/)

74 >>>because it's govt and because it's the Stupid Party, the calculus will be we cut $X of this tax we have to increase $Y of that tax.

This is government at every level from local to state to federal. Stupid Party or not.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 07:27 AM (jHFYS)

75 It should be interesting to hear what Trump has to say at his PA rally.

Anyone ever see the 1987 movie Tin Men with Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito? Both are aluminum-siding salesmen in 1963, using hard-sell tactics, fast talk and sleight of hand to sell siding to people who don't need it and can't afford it.

I'm getting a definite Tin Men vibe off of Trump right now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 07:28 AM (X6fMO)

76 Ivanka Trump is starting to annoy me, as we are now taking the "slightly pregnant" approach to the Paris Climate Accords.





She needs to take care of her kids and business and get the hell out of the White House. The left hates her, no matter how many fashionably lefty causes she support

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:29 AM (auHtY)

77 64 I understand the concern about the tax burden being shifted to too narrow a segment of the population, but aren't the "Bush tax cuts" such as the increase in the child tax credit part of the reason so many people end the year with no federal income tax liability nowadays? And how can we complain one minute that the gubbermint is taking too much of our money and the next minute complain that not enough people pay taxes? I'm not trying to be a concern troll here, this is a serious question that has bothered me for a long time.
Posted by: Secret Square at April 27, 2017 07:25 AM (9WuX0)

____

It's a valid point. And Bush went about it the wrong way. The child tax credit is just another form of welfare. And once you are too "rich" you don't get that welfare. The child tax credit phases out at about $120K a year for a married couple.

Everyone should have to pay a minimum tax. The AMT should apply to everyone. At a minimum every American should pay some taxes. Even if it's $500, everyone needs to have skin in the game.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:29 AM (TmDjK)

78 11 If he's that pro-Obama and he's dealing with an
issue like sanctuary cities, can't it be shown that he should have recused himself? Can he be impeached for that?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:01 AM (vRcUp)
____________________

He should be impeached for writing an opinion that proves he has no understanding of how a federal judge is supposed to do his job.

There was no case or controversy to be decided here. No money had actually been withheld from the "sanctuary city" plaintiffs. There were also no damages, as no money had actually been withheld from the "sanctuary city" plaintiffs. Furthermore, the judge repeatedly misstates the text of the sanctuary city EO in his ruling, conveniently ignoring the part of the EO that says "consistent with existing laws" or words to that effect.

So this ruling, which is really nothing more than a 49-page political screed, is at best an advisory opinion. The judge is telling the parties how he will rule if an actual case or controversy, and actual damages, should arise at some point in the future.

And federal judges are NOT supposed to issue advisory opinions. Especially advisory opinions that repeatedly misstate the actual text of the EO being challenged.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 27, 2017 07:29 AM (riF5p)

79 Aaron.

G-ddamnit......

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 07:29 AM (/U083)

80 Obama could barely find the time to talk to his party's congressional leadership.
Trump decides the entire senate needs to be briefed on the Korean problem.

That's a big difference in leadership style right there - as in, one is a leader and the other not.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 07:25 AM (hLRSq)


And the Dems came out of the meeting whining about how it was just a big photo-op.
They're bitter children, the lot of them. Let them eat all the dicks.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 07:30 AM (f4GSC)

81 >>>>
Thank G-d for Gorsuch; Casts Deciding Vote Allowing Arkansas to Execute Brutal Rapist the Feminists Revered



If Kagan, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Obama are so enamored of cold
blooded murderers, I wish they'd run into the worst neighborhoods of
Chicago at midnight, so they could seek them out and gush all over them
like Beatles groupies. This would be preferable to them trying to
inflict these murderers on the rest of us.
.
.
.There is an almost complete denial of logic on the left in regards to State supported executions and abortions.

The left refuses to condemn convicted criminals to death even after decades of appeals, but they violently support the right of any woman to demand the death of her unborn child at any time and for any or no reason. Heck they are even trying to find ways for taxpayers to foot the bill for abortions.

Sometimes it baffles my mind and I do not see how they can ever hope to put that square peg into the round hole in their thought process.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 07:30 AM (le7jz)

82 If he's that pro-Obama and he's dealing with an issue like sanctuary cities, can't it be shown that he should have
recused himself? Can he be impeached for that?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:01 AM (vRcUp)



Like a lefty is going to follow the law or what's right or the MFM would call him out or the Surrender Party would do anything about it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:30 AM (auHtY)

83 >>>I'm getting a definite Tin Men vibe off of Trump right now.

Right now?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 27, 2017 07:31 AM (jHFYS)

84 Mick Mulvaney is on CNBC....I love this guy.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:32 AM (TmDjK)

85 Morning all- Texas has passed a no sanctuary bill that will allow for Sheriff's that don't comply with Federal Immigration law will be jailed.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 27, 2017 07:32 AM (rUy1f)

86 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:32 AM (KlI/a)

87 And federal judges are NOT supposed to issue advisory opinions. Especially advisory opinions that repeatedly misstate the actual text of the EO being challenged.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 27, 2017 07:29 AM (riF5p)



I've said this since the ruling. Trump needs to go on TV and say, I'm going to withhold funding and I want to see some pissant judge try to stop me. You can issue rulings all day but the money will still stop

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:33 AM (auHtY)

88 The reason why the tax "cuts" have to be "paid for" is simply because the GOP can only do this in reconciliation. They will never get 8 Dems to go along with these cuts as regular business.

Reconciliation "rules" only allow revenue neutral changes.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 07:33 AM (UpGcq)

89 I'm against the death penalty. But I'm even more against judges deciding if we should have the death penalty or not. I'd love to see it gone by legislation, but not by unelected liberals in black robes.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:33 AM (TmDjK)

90 Morning all- Texas has passed a no sanctuary bill that will allow for Sheriff's that don't comply with Federal Immigration law will be jailed.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 27, 2017 07:32 AM (rUy1f)




Excellent. Can they expand that to Illinois and toss Rahm in jail?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:33 AM (auHtY)

91 Ivanka Trump is starting to annoy me, as we are now taking the "slightly pregnant" approach to the Paris Climate Accords.

Any U.S. involvement in the Climate Shakedown is on my list of "things that must never happen".

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 27, 2017 07:35 AM (Tyii7)

92 88 The reason why the tax "cuts" have to be "paid for" is simply because the GOP can only do this in reconciliation. They will never get 8 Dems to go along with these cuts as regular business.

Reconciliation "rules" only allow revenue neutral changes.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 07:33 AM (UpGcq)

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Fine. So cut spending by the amount you cut taxes. But because it's the Stupid Party, they will instead increase tax B to pay for cut tax A.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:35 AM (TmDjK)

93 Let me be clear: Suppose I considered homosexuality. I may have experimented with it like I did with drugs. Perhaps in college I was a HUG: Homosexual Until Graduation. But I'm not a smidgeon gay now.

Posted by: Preezy 44 at April 27, 2017 07:35 AM (bc2Lc)

94 Morning all- Texas has passed a no sanctuary bill that will allow for Sheriff's that don't comply with Federal Immigration law will be jailed.

Get back to me when the Sheriff of Austin is in the clink.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 27, 2017 07:36 AM (Y2gnh)

95
Yes, the so-called Freedom Caucus has sold us out on Rynocare.

Posted by: Vic
...........
meh.. they have basically stripped almost everything out of it.. Ryan and Trump want the "replace" part so badly, they will take this piece of shit gladly just to say they passed reform. They might have just repealed and have that be it. Everything goes back to state regs with this bill, but with a layer of oh so delicious federal bureaucracy on top!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 07:36 AM (UpGcq)

96 Keeping things "revenue neutral" assumes that govt can never shrink. One of the important parts of a tax cut - besides letting keep more of my fucking money - is shrinking the beast. If you cut $1T in taxes, and cut $1T in spending, that means the govt shrinks by $1T. And that's YUUUGE.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:36 AM (TmDjK)

97 Sorry to see free speech is dead

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:38 AM (KlI/a)

98 94 Morning all- Texas has passed a no sanctuary bill that will allow for Sheriff's that don't comply with Federal Immigration law will be jailed.

Get back to me when the Sheriff of Austin is in the clink.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 27, 2017 07:36 AM (Y2gnh)

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LOL. Yeah good luck implementing this law. You right wingers are cute when you think you have any power.

Posted by: Some District Judge in Austin at April 27, 2017 07:38 AM (TmDjK)

99 Fine. So cut spending by the amount you cut taxes.
But because it's the Stupid Party, they will instead increase tax B to
pay for cut tax A.

Posted by: #neverskankles
..........
While that would be ideal, I don't think they can touch appropriations in reconciliation. That is why we have had an endless stream of CR's like the brand new one about to be passed this week that protects every Congressman's pet shit projects and programs.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 27, 2017 07:38 AM (UpGcq)

100 >>>>>I understand the concern about the tax burden being shifted to too
narrow a segment of the population, but aren't the "Bush tax cuts" such
as the increase in the child tax credit part of the reason so many
people end the year with no federal income tax liability nowadays? And
how can we complain one minute that the gubbermint is taking too much of
our money and the next minute complain that not enough people pay
taxes? I'm not trying to be a concern troll here, this is a serious
question that has bothered me for a long time.
.
.
.It's all the magic of accounting. The 49% of the people who have no Federal Tax liability at the end of the year are getting "tax credits" like EIC Child Care Credit, etc. Those are not "tax credits" in the real sense, they are stealth welfare payments that other people who actually pay taxes are making. That's why people get upset.

There is a big difference. Just like those years of clinton's budget surpluses. There were never any real budget surpluses, it was all fraud and trickery.

If you remove the actual money that FICA and SS put into the general fund in excess of what they were paying out, there was no budget surplus.

Clinton projected that the US would be debt free by 2010 and have a $1.9 Trillion budget surplus that year.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 07:39 AM (le7jz)

101 Sort of emergency prayer request

The past couple of days with our teen boy "K" have been really, really difficult. Anger, tears, talking on and on. I think he may be clinically depressed that seemed to be precipitated by several incidences . I told him to go see the counselor at school today and I alerted her .

Thanks very much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:39 AM (fDdVG)

102 Chicago is now over the 1000 mark of those shot....(186 stone cold) Of course Baltimore with a smaller population is doing just fine also! 102 or so dead, unknown shot....

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 07:39 AM (+YJf/)

103 Let's not be gross. I prefer the term "mucus jerky".

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 27, 2017 07:40 AM (vRcUp)

104 UNESCO set to vote on resolution rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem
New draft resolution scheduled for vote on Israels Independence Day next week; Israeli foreign ministry, Trump administration working to postpone vote or convince member nations to vote against the resolution.

DEFUND THE UN

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:41 AM (KlI/a)

105 COJ- I think if Abbott tells the Texas Rangers to arrest you, you're going to jail.

That loopy Sheriff in Dallas county, Lupi Valdez will probably be the test case.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 27, 2017 07:41 AM (rUy1f)

106 85 Morning all- Texas has passed a no sanctuary bill that will allow for Sheriff's that don't comply with Federal Immigration law will be jailed.
_____________________

I think that's a mistake. Putting some "sanctuary city" sheriff in jail will just make him or her a lefty martyr.

A better law would have removed their immunity from lawsuits. In fact, the law would have provided that not only would they not have immunity in their official capacity, but they could also be sued in their personal capacity by any person injured by an illegal alien that they released from custody despite a request for a hold from ICE.

These a-holes love to get their faces on t.v. Putting them in jail will be no threat, as they will love the publicity that comes with that.

Threatening their bank accounts, on the other hand, would get their attention. If the families of people murdered by illegal alien criminals could sue these sheriffs for damages, and the sheriffs had to pay the judgments themselves, rather than just dumping the bill on taxpayers, you'd see an end to this criminal-coddling pretty damn quick.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 27, 2017 07:41 AM (riF5p)

107 Pelosi is the perfect leader for the D party.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 07:42 AM (oVJmc)

108 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:39 AM (fDdVG)

Prayers up, FS. Depression is such a horrible thing. Please keep us up to date.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 07:42 AM (X6fMO)

109 Let me be clear: Suppose I considered homosexuality. I may have experimented with it like I did with drugs. Perhaps in college I was a HUG: Homosexual Until Graduation. But I'm not a smidgeon gay now.

Posted by: Preezy 44 at April 27, 2017 07:35 AM (bc2Lc)



And even if you include all of the times you continued to experiment with it right up until last night you still wouldn't be gay unless Reggie's dick is still inside of you then just smidge

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:43 AM (auHtY)

110 Funny that every tax cut has to be 'paid for,' but every spending increase is justified on its face.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 07:44 AM (oVJmc)

111 107 Pelosi is the perfect leader for the D party.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 07:42 AM (oVJmc)

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I wish she were leader of the GOP. We'd get some things done.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:44 AM (TmDjK)

112 Posted by: Some District Judge in Austin at April 27, 2017 07:38 AM (TmDjK)

If right wingers really wanted to shake things up, they would rescind the laws regarding sovereign immunity so that pols and judges could be held personally accountable for aiding and abetting criminals when illegal immigrants raped or killed a US citizen.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 27, 2017 07:44 AM (Y2gnh)

113 Pelosi is the perfect lich candidate for the Undead Party...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 07:44 AM (KPaLa)

114 64
I understand the concern about the tax burden being shifted to too
narrow a segment of the population, but aren't the "Bush tax cuts" such
as the increase in the child tax credit part of the reason so many
people end the year with no federal income tax liability nowadays? And
how can we complain one minute that the gubbermint is taking too much of
our money and the next minute complain that not enough people pay
taxes? I'm not trying to be a concern troll here, this is a serious
question that has bothered me for a long time.

Posted by: Secret Square at April 27, 2017 07:25 AM (9WuX0)

Those "Bush Tax Cuts" expired long ago. They were only temporary.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:44 AM (mpXpK)

115 Let me be clear: Suppose I considered homosexuality. I may have experimented with it like I did with drugs. Perhaps in college I was a HUG: Homosexual Until Graduation. But I'm not a smidgeon gay now.

Posted by: Preezy 44


Male sexuality doesn't work that way. Once a pillow biter, always a pillow biter.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 07:44 AM (vRcUp)

116 Threatening their bank accounts, on the other hand, would get their attention. If the families of people murdered by illegal alien criminals could sue these sheriffs for damages, and the sheriffs had to pay the judgments themselves, rather than just dumping the bill on taxpayers, you'd see an end to this criminal-coddling pretty damn quick.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer



Good idea. Please forward to AG Sessions.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 07:45 AM (HTdUD)

117 Bill Nye tells me experimenting with teh ghey is science. Why do you hate SCIENCE?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

118 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 07:42 AM (X6fMO)

Yes; It is. I know about it from personal experience, although I've been basically fine for years. However, I am not used to depression in males/teens or kids on the autism spectrum which often seems to come out as anger, which is a somewhat different than how woman tend to experience it.

Thanks, very much-and you take care of yourself too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:46 AM (fDdVG)

119
Pelosi is the perfect leader for the D party.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 07:42 AM (oVJmc)

Maxine and others, keep them in office, they are great examples for the younger Democrats to follow.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 07:46 AM (+YJf/)

120 the government does what it wants to do. remember "the lock box"?
we are just pawns in the game of life.

Posted by: Case at April 27, 2017 07:46 AM (EnbfO)

121 What happened to the surveillance/unmasking/Rice story? It's like one day it wasn't news anymore.

Posted by: BignJames at April 27, 2017 07:47 AM (x9c8r)

122 Prayers for you and your son, Fen.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V loves Eric Thames madly at April 27, 2017 07:47 AM (P8951)

123 Movie news

Harrison Ford's next Indiana Jones film has been pushed back to 2020. Will it be called Raiders of the Lost Prune Juice?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 07:47 AM (KPaLa)

124 re: taxes

One thing that kind of bugs me is people complaining that taxes are too complicated. Peeps, this isn't 1982 where you had to do it all by hand. Yeah the tax code is a billion pages long, but we have these nifty things called computers that do the math today. I have what would be considered a fairly complex tax return but it takes me a few hours to enter all the shit into turbotax. Really now THAT big of a deal.

So if the goal of tax reform is to make those few hours go away but give me nothing in return money wise.....thanks but no thanks. I'll gladly keep spending those hours doing a tax return in exchange for oh $10K off the total tax bill.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:48 AM (TmDjK)

125 "Bill Nye tells me experimenting with teh ghey is science. Why do you hate SCIENCE?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles"

Dogs like to have sex with the leg of another species. Everybody should try it. It is science.

Posted by: Ripley at April 27, 2017 07:49 AM (1BQGO)

126 Wouldn't being jailed for ignoring a Federal law be a felony?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 27, 2017 07:49 AM (rUy1f)

127 121 What happened to the surveillance/unmasking/Rice story? It's like one day it wasn't news anymore.
Posted by: BignJames at April 27, 2017 07:47 AM (x9c8r)

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We're too busy figuring out ways to keep the wall from getting built and subsidizing Obamacare payments.

Posted by: GOP at April 27, 2017 07:50 AM (TmDjK)

128 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president.

Another book I won't be buying.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 07:51 AM (HTdUD)

129 More on the Trump tax cuts. If what this says is true and RINO Ryan doesn't shit on it it would be a major tax cut for me.

http://tinyurl.com/kux7zb9
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

It definitely looks better than everyone screaming about the elimination of the deduction for state taxes. Personally, I would have capped the deduction to the median state income tax rate. You still penalize the high tax states while protecting lower tax states who voted for you.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 27, 2017 07:52 AM (J70i0)

130 Bill Nye tells me experimenting with teh ghey is science. Why do you hate SCIENCE?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 07:46 AM (oVJmc)




Barry: I love "science". I can't get enough "science"

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:52 AM (auHtY)

131 Bill Nye tells me experimenting with the ghey is science. Why do you hate SCIENCE?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

I still think Bill Nye and the singing vaginas is a gem for TV...A clip of Bill Nye's latest television show promotes transgenderism and other gender identities as hard science.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 07:52 AM (+YJf/)

132 Those "Bush Tax Cuts" expired long ago. They were only temporary.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:44 AM (mpXpK)

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Uhm no. They were temporary, ie 10 years, and about 90% of it was made permanent in 2013. All the Bush tax rates, except for the top rate are still in place. And the child tax credit is still $1000. Bush increased it from $500 to $1000.

Posted by: GOP at April 27, 2017 07:52 AM (TmDjK)

133 Harrison Ford's next Indiana Jones film has been pushed back to 2020. Will it be called Raiders of the Lost Prune Juice?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 07:47 AM (KPaLa)


See:
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=369467

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 07:52 AM (8nWyX)

134 Personally, I would have capped the deduction to the median state income tax rate. You still penalize the high tax states while protecting lower tax states who voted for you.
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 27, 2017 07:52 AM (J70i0)
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That's a really good idea. Which means it will never become part of the bill.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:53 AM (TmDjK)

135 Hey, instead of building the wall or tax cuts let's send trillions of $ to Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Case at April 27, 2017 07:53 AM (EnbfO)

136 Aaron Judge

Remember the Name

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:55 AM (KlI/a)

137 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man,

What the heck does that mean? Gee, should I be homosexual or should I decide to be attracted to a woman?. Decisions! Decisions! or is it that he considered whether he would engage in sex acts with a man-and this is a entre to his coming out story

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:55 AM (fDdVG)

138 Radio just answered my question. Failure to comply will be a Class A misdemeanor.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 27, 2017 07:55 AM (rUy1f)

139
I see that some on the left are all upset over Barry taking $400k for a speech on Wall Street. I guess they are completely blind to the say one thing while stuffing their pockets with evil Wall Street cash

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (auHtY)

140 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man,

What the heck does that mean? Gee, should I be homosexual or should I decide to be attracted to a woman?. Decisions! Decisions! or is it that he considered whether he would engage in sex acts with a man-and this is a entre to his coming out story
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:55 AM (fDdVG)

I thought that homosexuality is not a choice but something your "born" with? Isn't that what the Left says?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (KlI/a)

141 Didn't the left spend umpteen years telling us people are born gay? Now Obama said he decided to NOT be gay. LOL.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (TmDjK)

142 I see that some on the left are all upset over Barry taking $400k for a speech on Wall Street. I guess they are completely blind to the say one thing while stuffing their pockets with evil Wall Street cash
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (auHtY)

that's pretty gay

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (KlI/a)

143 "There is no evidence that govt spending is in any way tied to revenue."

Is this not the story of Obama Global warming?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (J+eG2)

144 Posted by: Donna&&&&&V loves Eric Thames madly at April 27, 2017 07:47 AM (P8951)

Thanks, Donna. For whatever reason I get the brunt of this-He doesn't state too much with his dad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:57 AM (fDdVG)

145 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man,

What the heck does that mean? Gee, should I be homosexual or should I decide to be attracted to a woman?. Decisions! Decisions! or is it that he considered whether he would engage in sex acts with a man-and this is a entre to his coming out story
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:55 AM (fDdVG)



I thought they are born that way. How can one consider whether to be that way or not?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 27, 2017 07:57 AM (auHtY)

146 THAAD being deployed to South Korea.

And I see a picture displaying once again how brain dead the Left is. "No THAAD No War"

In a similar mental vein... "No Guns No Violence" is another of their mantras. As practiced in Chicago it is an abject failure.

In the case of THAAD it is much like Pershings in Europe. The Left wants innocent people to be held hostage and possibly murdered. Like that woman in the sanctuary city.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 07:57 AM (KPaLa)

147 So did Barry take a sip, and like it?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:58 AM (J+eG2)

148 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man,

Sorta kinda deflates their born that way narrative when the earf's most smartestest hooman takes a dump all over it.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 27, 2017 07:58 AM (/U083)

149 Fen - don't know. Feel free to read for article.

My give a crap meter about 0bama is broken. Eight years running.


http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/26/new-biography-young-
obama-considered-gayness-amazon1/

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 07:58 AM (HTdUD)

150 I'm fine with eliminating the deduction for the State income tax. Most people don't get to use it anyway because only about 30% of income tax filers file itemized deductions. I haven't been able to itemize for a very long time. And that deduction favors high tes blue States like NY buy allowing the residents to write off part of their high State taxes.


From those article the only deductions that Trump's plan is leaving in place is mortgage interest and charity.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

151 "I thought they are born that way. How can one consider whether to be that way or not?"

Clearly Obama is not a mortal man.

Or



He's full of shit.



I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:59 AM (J+eG2)

152 That's one useful thing Milo could do: seduce Obama and release the video into the black community. It would destroy his credibility and then Trump could safely throw him in jail without worrying about a backlash.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 08:00 AM (vRcUp)

153 Aaron Judge

Remember the Name
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:55 AM (KlI/a)


Dude's something like 6'7", 280.
Looks like Gregor Clegane.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 08:00 AM (f4GSC)

154 It was just a sword fight. Or two.

Posted by: Barry O'Flounces at April 27, 2017 08:00 AM (Tyii7)

155 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president.

And every weekend since, as it happens.

Also, weeknights. And many afternoons.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:01 AM (oVJmc)

156 So did Barry take a sip, and like it?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 07:58 AM (J+eG2)


No, he considered it. Broke out the spreadsheet, did a cost/benefit analysis, worked up a pro-con matrix, that kind of thing, the ordinary stuff everyone does when they're trying to decide what parts of other people they like. There were charts and graphs and everything.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:01 AM (8nWyX)

157 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (KlI/a)

Yep; That's what they say. It stupid anyway. At one point in my life I had a very close friend whom I thought I might love in a way that was more than just feelings for a friend. However, I didn't have sex with her, didn't want to have sex with her and didn't consider that I might be a lesbian. I'm just not. At that particular point I just had really strong feelings for her and eventually they passed. The Bible says David loved Jonathan more than a brother. Agenda driven leftists insists that means David was gay. No real evidence for that.

I think Obama is gay or at least bisexual. Could the media stop pretending now and just tell the truth?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:02 AM (fDdVG)

158
From those article the only deductions that Trump's plan is leaving in place is mortgage interest and charity.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

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The MID is bullshit too. Just a form of welfare payments to the housing market. In the long run all it does is make housing more expensive. So you save $1 with the MID and pay an extra $1 on housing. For borrowers, it's a wash. The winners are people who build/sell houses.

Just like college costs. Govt gives everyone unlimited money, colleges raise tuition. Govt gives everyone free money for housing, what do home builders do? Raise prices.

Posted by: #neverskankles at April 27, 2017 08:02 AM (TmDjK)

159 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man,

Sorta kinda deflates their born that way narrative when the earf's most smartestest hooman takes a dump all over it.


I can believe he was born gay.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 08:02 AM (f4GSC)

160 Movie news

Harrison Ford's next Indiana Jones film has been pushed back to 2020. Will it be called Raiders of the Lost Prune Juice?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 07:47 AM (KPaLa)


Find enough footage, or figure out how to digitally create faces that are close enough to real, and you can have these characters essentially live forever.

It won't matter that Harrison Ford is 80 something years old or dead, even.

Raiders and Star Wars movies, forever!

Heck, how's about that sequel to Blade Runner we've all been clamoring for!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 08:03 AM (Pz4pT)

161 President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man,
___________________

Is this a prelude to him announcing that he's divorcing Michelle and marrying Richard Branson?

They've already had their Tahiti honeymoon, so that will save some time.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 27, 2017 08:03 AM (riF5p)

162 "Could the media stop pretending now and just tell the truth?."

Fen, that's a real knee slapper right there.



BTW, prayers for you, and your son.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:04 AM (J+eG2)

163 Are the Fox purges just a variation on the 'sue-and-settle' tactic, so the Murdoch boys can clear the deck?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:04 AM (oVJmc)

164 81 The left refuses to condemn convicted criminals to death even after decades of appeals, but they violently support the right of any woman to demand the death of her unborn child at any time and for any or no reason. Heck they are even trying to find ways for taxpayers to foot the bill for abortions.

Sometimes it baffles my mind and I do not see how they can ever hope to put that square peg into the round hole in their thought process.




Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 07:30 AM (le7jz)

I dunno, it's pretty easy to see what they're thinking when you just start referring to murders as "post birth abortions", and murderers as "post birth abortionists".

They're protecting the post birth abortionists the same way they protect pre birth abortionists.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 27, 2017 08:05 AM (WDCYi)

165 Damn, foolin's around and forgot to add my stuff:


More Noos. Today is Thursday, April 27, 2017. On this day in 1570 Pope Pius V declared Queen Elizabeth I a heretic. There was a lot of conflict between England and the Pope during this period as England was abandoning the Catholic church.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

166 Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 07:58 AM (HTdUD)

I didn't know who posted the article and it was by no means a negative critique of you. It's just that "I considered being gay" is a weird phrase as if you're taking about what tie to choose or whether you'll have eggs or waffles for breakfast.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:05 AM (fDdVG)

167 Trump will renegotiate NAFTA with Canada and Mexico.


http://tinyurl.com/mchekrf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

168 Those Hawaiian cabana boys used to really make my putter flutter. Sigh.

Posted by: Barry O'Flounces at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (Tyii7)

169 4chan should hack Obama's playlist and see if he has any Lady Gaga or London Boys on there.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (vRcUp)

170 The UN says repeal of Obamacare would violate international law. The UN can eat a BODs.


http://tinyurl.com/lduldys

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

171 "I can believe he was born gay."


A lifestyle not exactly embraced by his fathers religion.

This could explain his further developmental issues which have plagued him through the remainder of his life.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (J+eG2)

172 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:04 AM (J+eG2)

Thanks for the prayers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (fDdVG)

173
So did Barry take a sip, and like it?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
______________________________

I kissed a guy and I liked it!!

Posted by: Barry Perry at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (HSmrB)

174 Obama's deal with Syria on chemical weapons was a complete failure. Another great foreign policy win.


http://tinyurl.com/kyojyq4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

175 Let me be clear: Suppose I considered homosexuality. I may have experimented with it like I did with drugs. Perhaps in college I was a HUG: Homosexual Until Graduation. But I'm not a smidgeon gay now.

Posted by: Preezy 44



I thought you were born that way.
Now you're telling us it's a CHOICE?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (gJBE5)

176 Baltimore now wants the feds (and taxpayers) to bail them out because murder is out of control. I have a hint for you, get rid of that idiot Democrat mayor and maybe we will think about it. You made this shit sandwich, now take a big bite.


http://tinyurl.com/mh2897u

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

177 That's it for the day.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:07 AM (mpXpK)

178 Barry likes snails AND oysters.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:07 AM (oVJmc)

179 Heck, how's about that sequel to Blade Runner we've all been clamoring for!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 27, 2017 08:03 AM (Pz4pT)

I've read where in the "future" live people in the movies will be gone, and I can believe that. So many advances in computer technology, and the cost of not having to pay real people. Or maybe just a few real people and the rest computer generated.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 08:07 AM (+YJf/)

180 I dunno, it's pretty easy to see what they're thinking when you just start referring to murders as "post birth abortions", and murderers as "post birth abortionists".

They're protecting the post birth abortionists the same way they protect pre birth abortionists.



Can anyone play that game?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:08 AM (gJBE5)

181 Top headline of today's NY Times "Tax Overhaul Would Aid Wealthy" run over an oddly cropped picture of Donald Trump showing only his head peeping out the bottom of a large picture of mostly wall and ceiling.

Yesterday Gov Andrew Cuomo calls for an "investigation" of a college dean surreptitiously taped, who remarked that an alleged college sexual assault victim was making his school look bad because she was "stupid" for putting herself in a dangerous situation. Per the story, two others made "disparaging" comments about said victim as well ---so her conduct may well be a legitimate issue.

Tell me the one again about our having won the Cold War.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 27, 2017 08:08 AM (LZ7J4)

182 Brade Runnah 3: Wooker???

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 08:08 AM (KPaLa)

183 It's just that "I considered being gay" is a weird phrase as if you're taking about what tie to choose or whether you'll have eggs or waffles for breakfast.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Yeah, it certainly sounds like an admission he is gay, although I expect he would say something like, "I once considered taking it up the butt in order to show solidarity with my oppressed LGBT brethren, although I had no particular desire to do so. Let me be clear about that".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 08:09 AM (vRcUp)

184
Accepting the Paris Accords now?


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-


That's the single greatest way to kill jobs, economic growth and the middle class.

I know you love your daughter, Trump. But, that does not make her a great and fabulous policy advisor.

Not one bit of AGW is based on scientific fact or the scientific method.

Not one bit of global temperature variation has been out of place or extreme for the historical record.

President Trump you should be smart enough to spot a scam.

Ivanka has a jewelry business to run. Environmental scams which impoverish the US and middle class.

Not so much.




And yeeesh, what a disappointment Perry turned out to be. But, he is an Aggie...

Just pitiful.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 08:10 AM (9q7Dl)

185 I loved to experiment. As my good friend Bill Nye would tell you, it was science.

Posted by: Barry O'Flounces at April 27, 2017 08:10 AM (Tyii7)

186 It's just that "I considered being gay" is a weird phrase as if you're taking about what tie to choose or whether you'll have eggs or waffles for breakfast.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:05 AM (fDdVG)


Eggs.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:10 AM (8nWyX)

187 "get rid of that idiot Democrat mayor and maybe we will think about it. You made this shit sandwich, now take a big bite."

That was the old Mayor, Rawlings-Blake, who did not seek re-election.


New mayor actually seems to be a straight shooter for the most part.


Remember, she is the one who veto'd the $15.00 an hour city minimum wage bill, and explained to the citizenry that the city workers wages were tied to the minimum wage, and they would get a free wage hike out of the deal.

Blowing the city's budget all to hell.


I'm willing to give her some running room on this.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:10 AM (J+eG2)

188 Pelosi. The face and the future of the dismalcratic party.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 27, 2017 08:10 AM (GX63o)

189 Back when Obama was 'deciding'.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mte7pty

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 08:11 AM (ZO497)

190 Decisions! or is it that he considered whether he would engage in sex acts with a man-and this is a entre to his coming out story
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 07:55 AM (fDdVG)

I thought that homosexuality is not a choice but something your "born" with? Isn't that what the Left says?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 07:56 AM (KlI/a)

With the dems/Barry, it's all about what is most politically expedient. They all pass/come out when it's most convenient to their political career.

For cross reference see:
McGreevey, James; Booker, Cory.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 27, 2017 08:11 AM (oQQwD)

191 Mike Hammer, which airplanes in Boyne's book had you puzzled most?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (KPaLa)

192 I've read where in the "future" live people in the movies will be gone, and I can believe that. So many advances in computer technology, and the cost of not having to pay real people. Or maybe just a few real people and the rest computer generated.


Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 08:07 AM (+YJf/)


The problem, as I see it, is that no computer algorithm can replicate a truly gifted acting technique, which is one of those things that, while indefinable, is evident.

A CGI creation can do acrobatics, whip off snappy lines and complete stunts beyond the ability of humans. That creation cannot give you the depth of emotion that a Branagh or Mifune can.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (X6fMO)

193 Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:10 AM (8nWyX)

Good thing you're not saying this to a man You. Would have to be reported for sexual innuendo to the thought police. ;^) JK

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (fDdVG)

194 "49% of the people who have no Federal Tax liability at the end of the year are getting "tax credits" like EIC Child Care Credit, etc. Those are not "tax credits" in the real sense, they are stealth welfare payments that other people who actually pay taxes are making."

I thought EIC, which is called EARNED Income Credit for a reason -- you don't get it unless you have earned income from a paycheck -- was an anti-welfare measure implemented by the Reagan Administration to help out the working poor who were trying to better themselves. I got it myself for a couple of years in the mid-2000s after I lost a well-paying job and had to take one that paid only half what I was making before. I don't get it anymore, but I was really, really grateful for it when I did get it.

Yes, I realize that fraudulent/questionable EIC claims are a problem and perhaps the credit is overly generous, but the basic idea seems reasonable to me and I don't see where it belongs on the same plane as out and out welfare.

Posted by: Secret Square at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (9WuX0)

195 My infamous throw to home plate should have been an early indicator.

Posted by: Barry O'Flounces at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (Tyii7)

196 180 I dunno, it's pretty easy to see what they're thinking when you just start referring to murders as "post birth abortions", and murderers as "post birth abortionists".

They're protecting the post birth abortionists the same way they protect pre birth abortionists.



Can anyone play that game?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:08 AM (gJBE5)


Likely only if they voted Demo(n)crat.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (WDCYi)

197 I'm okay with us staying in the Paris accords, as long as we flaunt the fact that we aren't actually doing anything required by the accord, and we won't accept any consequences for our inaction. In fact, I think I'd prefer that course of action. Lefties couldn't say we're backed out, and when they said we were making a mockery of things, we could say they should have made a better deal, or got it ratified through the senate, or any of a hundred responses. And then we'd point out a couple more areas we ignored, how it helped out economy, and how there's nothing the rest of the nation's could do.

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (LkuSZ)

198 And Obama just keeps having sex with men to be absolutely sure he doesn't like it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (oVJmc)

199 Can you imagine Pelosi and Waters holding a joint press conference?

A bit like the Three Stooges, without Moe, you know, the smart one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (ZO497)

200 Is it hate speech to burn a rainbow gay pride flag?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:14 AM (J+eG2)

201 "The Bible says David loved Jonathan more than a brother. Agenda driven leftists insists that means David was gay. No real evidence for that."

I would say the whole Bathsheba - Uriah the Hittite thing is evidence that David wasn't.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:14 AM (hLRSq)

202 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (oVJmc)

I think it's a violation of the forum rules to be that snarky and funny before 9:00 EST. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:14 AM (fDdVG)

203 "Can you imagine Pelosi and Waters holding a joint press conference? "

Yakkity Sax meets Dumb & Dumber.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:14 AM (J+eG2)

204 A lifestyle not exactly embraced by his fathers religion.

This could explain his further developmental issues which have plagued him through the remainder of his life.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:06 AM (J+eG2)


It's remarkable how many devout Muslims seem to think pedophilia isn't homosexuality.
I guess when the only other options are goats and Muslim women...

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 08:15 AM (f4GSC)

205 LOL ! Land of DeBolshevik ! Cracks me up every time. Every. TIME.

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:15 AM (c6/9Q)

206 I'm okay with us staying in the Paris accords, as long as we flaunt the fact that we aren't actually doing anything required by the accord, and we won't accept any consequences for our inaction. In fact, I think I'd prefer that course of action. Lefties couldn't say we're backed out, and when they said we were making a mockery of things, we could say they should have made a better deal, or got it ratified through the senate, or any of a hundred responses. And then we'd point out a couple more areas we ignored, how it helped out economy, and how there's nothing the rest of the nation's could do.

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (LkuSZ)

Morning all.

Nope. Pull out of the accord, then say it's because the whole idea is total bullshit, global warming/climate change is a lie and the US will no longer play along.

Rub it in Lefty scum's faces around the world and watch their heads explode. Tell the whole world to fuck off.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 08:15 AM (Jcg9Q)

207 6
I've been hearing a LOT from Sessions and company but I haven't been seeing much "doing".


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:58 AM (mpXpK)

Example #7,216,803,214 on why the GOP-e does not know how to lead.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 08:15 AM (jxbfJ)

208 200...excellent question. Actual, I believe it's referred to as blasphemy.

Posted by: lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:15 AM (upwE4)

209 Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:14 AM (hLRSq)

You'd think so. of course, these are the same people who insist that Jesus was gay too-or that he romped it up with Mary Of Magdala-which ever is more convenient for them to assert at the time

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:16 AM (fDdVG)

210 Is it hate speech to burn a rainbow gay pride flag?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:14 AM (J+eG2)

Seems like someone got arrested somewhere for doing that.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 08:16 AM (Jcg9Q)

211 "It's remarkable how many devout Muslims seem to think pedophilia isn't homosexuality. "

Women are for children.

Boys are for fun*


* Shit some guy said in the desert

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:17 AM (J+eG2)

212 Well, what was 36 and raining around sunrise has evolved into 31 and snowing.

Woohoo ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at April 27, 2017 08:17 AM (KGH7Z)

213 >>>>It's just that "I considered being gay" is a weird phrase as if
you're taking about what tie to choose or whether you'll have eggs or
waffles for breakfast.



Posted by: FenelonSpoke



Yeah, it certainly sounds like an admission he is gay, although I
expect he would say something like, "I once considered taking it up the
butt in order to show solidarity with my oppressed LGBT brethren,
although I had no particular desire to do so. Let me be clear about
that".
.
.
.
.People, he is as queer as a three dollar bill, this is all being pushed out in an effort to make his upcoming announcement that he is gay easier for people to handle. It will be historic and he will be back in the news as being courageous and daring for announcing that he is LGBT.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 08:17 AM (le7jz)

214 More on the Trump tax cuts. If what this says is true and RINO Ryan doesn't shit on it it would be a major tax cut for me.


http://tinyurl.com/kux7zb9


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

**
Still not clear on medical deductions, I'm assuming they'll be gone but offset by the increase in minimum deduction 24K per couple.

Posted by: dananjcon at April 27, 2017 08:17 AM (WLK0w)

215 It's just that "I considered being gay" is a weird phrase




Especially considering we're told that it's NOT a choice, but by birth.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:17 AM (gJBE5)

216 Mike Hammer, which airplanes in Boyne's book had you puzzled most?
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Several, mostly WWI holdovers. I note particularly his comment, "The Bomber Command's Whitley, was an aircraft ugly enough to have flown with the French Air Force..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 08:18 AM (NBHj5)

217 How is it that i, an average citizen who never took an economic class, have known a out th Laffer Curve for years, an no one in DC has heard of it? Probably because it delays gratification, and oh yeah, we have idiots ruling us.

Posted by: lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:19 AM (upwE4)

218 "It's remarkable how many devout Muslims seem to think pedophilia isn't homosexuality. "

Women are for children.

Boys are for fun*


* Shit some guy said wiped off his dick in the desert




Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:19 AM (gJBE5)

219 It's remarkable how many devout Muslims seem to think pedophilia isn't homosexuality.

I guess when the only other options are goats and Muslim women...

Posted by: gewa76 at April 27, 2017 08:15 AM (f4GSC)

I've read where young boys (and goats) don't have to cover themselves up in Burka's. So the boy can act all feminine like, and excite the men sitting in those circles around the dancers. (Watch some of the videos on YouTube)

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 08:19 AM (+YJf/)

220 I happen to be heterosexual.

Pretty sure I was born that way.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:20 AM (J+eG2)

221 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 27, 2017 08:21 AM (ZQfW9)

222 218 Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:19 AM (gJBE5)


Sounds Achmed Lee al-Irmay.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 08:21 AM (mbhDw)

223 73
I doubt Hillary has ever spent 10 minutes in a kitchen...We know Liz
Warren has, because of her famous receipts she put in "Pow Wow Chow" I
have to add a /sarc to that last sentence.


Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 07:27 AM (+YJf/)
Hillary did bake cookies once. Not saying they were edible.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 08:21 AM (jxbfJ)

224 >>>I'm okay with us staying in the Paris accords, as long as we flaunt the
fact that we aren't actually doing anything required by the accord, and
we won't accept any consequences for our inaction. In fact, I think I'd
prefer that course of action. Lefties couldn't say we're backed out,
and when they said we were making a mockery of things, we could say they
should have made a better deal, or got it ratified through the senate,
or any of a hundred responses. And then we'd point out a couple more
areas we ignored, how it helped out economy, and how there's nothing the
rest of the nation's could do.
.
.
.Actually I believe that we have already met our current carbon reductions under the accord. In fact I think we are the only Country to have done so thanks to fracking.

No way we will ever hit the 2050 target of a 28% reduction, but we are pretty much the only Country to have signed on that is actually reducing our CO2 emissions.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2017 08:21 AM (le7jz)

225 Of course tfg is gay. Saying he considered it sounds weird because it's not a normal thing to do, bad attempt at lying.

Posted by: lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:21 AM (upwE4)

226 After the hard-on Barky had for tranny rights maybe he and Bruce have alot in common.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 27, 2017 08:22 AM (rUy1f)

227 General outline of tax reform looks really good. They mention that he is going to eliminate some deductions (talking about personal taxes) like deduction for state income taxes. that was a bs deduction anyway. The big ones going away are AMT and death tax. yeah !

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:22 AM (c6/9Q)

228 Somebody could write a paper about the intersectionality of Human Sexuality and Nurture, or Nature.

Is being gay something you are born with...


or


a developed taste?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:22 AM (J+eG2)

229
Interesting thought about openly burning the gay rainbow flag. The fact is, if we have to even think about the consequences, then we are in a world of hurt liberty-wise. As if we didn't know already.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 27, 2017 08:23 AM (mbhDw)

230 Lie back and think of San Francisco. Or rather, lie facedown and think of San Francisco. That's what I was considering.

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 27, 2017 08:23 AM (vRcUp)

231 Odd that Barry would come out with a tidbit at this point that confirms what has long been whispered.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:23 AM (oVJmc)

232 The problem, as I see it, is that no computer algorithm can replicate a truly gifted acting technique, which is one of those things that, while indefinable, is evident.

A CGI creation can do acrobatics, whip off snappy lines and complete stunts beyond the ability of humans. That creation cannot give you the depth of emotion that a Branagh or Mifune can.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (X6fMO)


There's a bit in Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age where live human 'ractors' (interactive actors) get nano-implants, kind of like the ping pong balls on mocap suits, and perform interactive remote acting based on the same assumption. The viewer sees a computer-generated person, but all the nuance and emotion is provided by a real actor.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:24 AM (8nWyX)

233 "I'm okay with us staying in the Paris accords, as long as we flaunt the
fact that we aren't actually doing anything required by the accord, and
we won't accept any consequences for our inaction."

If you want Failure Theater, all of these accords are. No one has ever hit any of these targets and the continued expectation is that they never will. It is virtue signaling on an international level.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:24 AM (hLRSq)

234 Ivanka wants Syrain Refugees in America. Ivanka is Obama 2.0. Ivanka must go.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 27, 2017 08:24 AM (2qHjF)

235 Is being gay something you are born with...


or


a developed taste?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:22 AM (J+eG2)

It's just one aspect of our sinful nature that people are free to indulge in should they choose.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 08:25 AM (Jcg9Q)

236 The Choom Gang was a little more than I made it out to be. Heh.

Posted by: Barry O'Flounces at April 27, 2017 08:25 AM (Tyii7)

237 Ah the inter-war stuff, yeah some of that leaves me scratching my head. But from that description - biplane bomber comes to mind with flat radiators attached to the front of the engines and everyone in open cockpits as the landing gear was fixed. Much like a Gotha from WWI.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 08:25 AM (KPaLa)

238 Can you imagine Pelosi and Waters holding a joint press conference?



Good afternoon. We're here today for a jobs bill found the deflector in chief of the story is a great deal. Let us not forget the exact methodology involved with this picture of Catholic bishops.

And now let me turn the tables over to Maximize Waters.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 08:26 AM (HTdUD)

239 (Insert Ted Cruz primary vote preface)

I wholeheartedly voted for Trump in the general, with my eyes wide open. If nothing else, that vote has been vindicated with Gorsuch.

Whatever liberal bent on certain things (Ivanka having his ear), pretty much everything is gravy from saving us from Hillary. No one should expect 100% perfect conservative legislation, and of course having to compromise with the RINOs and fight the Dems/Media. I'll give Trump some leeway on rhetoric (climate) as long as the policies enacted are better (aka Pruitt's EPA).

Lastly - enough rambling

Posted by: Memories at April 27, 2017 08:26 AM (mwcEF)

240 Indiana Jones and the Enlarged Prostate.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 27, 2017 08:26 AM (fAZRN)

241 Have those fun loving shape shifters been up to something?

http://tinyurl.com/m2katrh

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:26 AM (J+eG2)

242 Tax rates are not about raising revenue, they are about power.

High tax rates make people into petitioners begging lawmakers for a break for themselves and paying the politician for it. High tax rates make the government more powerful in the economy.

Lower tax rates take power from government and politicians and even though they usually raise more revenue they make government a lesser power in the economy at large.


Posted by: geoffb5 at April 27, 2017 08:27 AM (d3wbb)

243 Hillary did bake cookies once. Not saying they were edible.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 08:21 AM (jxbfJ)


She cooks up air biscuits all the time. Probably not very tasty, but... chewy.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:27 AM (8nWyX)

244 People, he is as queer as a three dollar bill, this is all being pushed out in an effort to make his upcoming announcement that he is gay easier for people to handle. It will be historic and he will be back in the news as being courageous and daring for announcing that he is LGBT.

And, not so incidentally, another fat middle finger right in the face of ordinary Americans. "Ha! You fucking rubes! Not only was Obama black, but he's gay, too! You sister-fingering, flag-humping Bible-suckers were ruled by a gay black man! SUCK IT, CHRISTERS!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:27 AM (X6fMO)

245 um, we all (some. many?) figured trump would end up pushing liberal policies either because he'd be co-opted or because that's what he was all along.

i've been pleasantly surprised so far and hope he continues to de-barack the govt as much as possible. low expectations here.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 27, 2017 08:28 AM (WTSFk)

246 Odd that Barry would come out with a tidbit at this point that confirms what has long been whispered.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:23 AM (oVJmc)

Wait a sec, I've been out of touch all night, he actually said something like that? Sheesh.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 08:28 AM (Jcg9Q)

247 "She cooks up air biscuits all the time. Probably not very tasty, but... chewy."

If it's chewy, it's not an air biscuit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:28 AM (J+eG2)

248 I'll give Trump some leeway on rhetoric (climate) as long as the policies enacted are better

But why give lip service to a lie?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 27, 2017 08:28 AM (Tyii7)

249 Oh well, need to scoot. Morning shift at Wally World which means the radio will have talking idiots chirping about inconsequential junk and depriving me of music as I drive to my place of work.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2017 08:28 AM (KPaLa)

250 How much money does staying in the accords waste? There must be funding and vig paid to somebody. I'd oppose staying in simply on the basis of lining pockets of rotten people.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:29 AM (oVJmc)

251 Can you imagine Pelosi and Waters holding a joint press conference? 

Nancy opens envelope and anounces, 'La la land'.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 08:29 AM (HTdUD)

252 Is being gay something you are born with...

or

a developed taste?



---
A sip of the tip?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:29 AM (gJBE5)

253 >>Is being gay something you are born with...
or
a developed taste?


Yes!! But which one is acknowledged depends on what the Left wants.
For SSM, "born this way." ANd I doe believe some people are born this way.

When teaching sex ed or grooming that cute young male student, it's "try it, you might like it; a little experimentation is good for you!" There are also a lot of gay people who were sexually abused as children. Enough that I'm sure there's a psychological explanation that is no longer allowed to be mentioned.

Get it?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:30 AM (NOIQH)

254 "Lower tax rates take power from government and politicians and even though they usually raise more revenue they make government a lesser power in the economy at large. "

There are some who would argue that this is not a bad thing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:30 AM (J+eG2)

255 After the hard-on Barky had for tranny rights maybe he and Bruce have alot in common.

Posted by: Ben Had


I think if Obama were a transsexual, he would the kind that prefers sex with men, but they usually get the operation much younger. I think Barry is a typical gay male narcissist like Barry Manilow or Adam Lambert.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 08:31 AM (vRcUp)

256 Hollywood has been digitally de-aging actors for a while now. Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy and Patrick Stewart in at least one X-Men movie come to mind.


Also, I haven't read it in a while, and maybe I'll reread it for The Book Thread, but Remake by Connie Willis dealt with virtual actors.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 27, 2017 08:31 AM (QS5Nz)

257 "When teaching sex ed or grooming that cute young male student, it's "try it, you might like it; a little experimentation is good for you!"

Wait, are we talking sexual predators, or drug dealers at the edge of the school playground?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:32 AM (J+eG2)

258 >>Wait, are we talking sexual predators, or drug dealers at the edge of the school playground?


There's a difference?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:33 AM (NOIQH)

259 194 Posted by: Secret Square at April 27, 2017 08:12 AM (9WuX0)


The Earned Income Tax Credit was passed in 1975 by a complete Democrat Controlled congress. RINO Ford was President and he rubber stamped everything they did. The EIC is just another welfare program.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:34 AM (mpXpK)

260 #FakeRepublicam McMorris-Rogers supports the new income tax plan. Be afraid.
#FakeSmiles

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 08:34 AM (UOJLJ)

261 Ammo alert...


Damn, haven't written that phrase in a while


http://tinyurl.com/k4amvtb

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:35 AM (J+eG2)

262 "Wait, are we talking sexual predators, or drug dealers at the edge of the school playground?"

Same MO, different crimes, innit ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at April 27, 2017 08:35 AM (KGH7Z)

263 President Trump's appointment of Neil Gorsuch is why I voted for him. And I trust Justice Gorsuch continues to side with America instead of America's enemies. I believe he will, and pray Justice Gorsuch does not turn out to be another Justice Roberts.

Posted by: Eromero at April 27, 2017 08:35 AM (zLDYs)

264 Wait a sec, I've been out of touch all night, he actually said something like that? Sheesh.

Posted by: Country Boy



See EDU's link @149.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 08:36 AM (vRcUp)

265 Several years ago now zombie posted about a conversation she had with some leading Sf esbian activist at a party. Said lesbian was comfortable enough to reveal that she and her fellow lesbian actively recruit young, female athletes, like when coaching girls soccer, because you have to get at 'em when they're young (i.e., when their sexual identity is still being formed). Zombie explained it better - it was revolting in it's cravenness.

They know not all are "born this way", so they have to recruit, and by recruit, I mean be sexual predators and groom minors.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:36 AM (NOIQH)

266 at times trump seems easily swayed, like when he said china used to own korea after meeting with xi (the chinese premier). he's not a principled conservative. he does have some good instincts. but, perhaps from his business experience, he's a pragmatist and thinks if you're on his side and have mutual interests he will go along with your interests.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 27, 2017 08:36 AM (WTSFk)

267 Democrat Displays Cops As Pigs Painting On The House floor

Weasel Zippers

Good. The left still does not get why they lost the last election and lost 1000 seats in the last 8 years. Where do I contribute to keep this insanity going?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:37 AM (KlI/a)

268 Per capita Fed spending, adjusted for inflation, is about 40% higher now than in the 80's & 90's. Revenue is 35% higher.

Spending and revenue are way out of whack. If they reduce spending to historical norms there would be a budget surplus of 400 billion. Or they could cut taxes by 400 billion per year.

Posted by: MAGA at April 27, 2017 08:37 AM (LQ1Q3)

269 Well, I support Trump and voted for him all the time knowing that he wouldn't be my dream candidate.

So far, he's been great.

But, I simply credit him for more smarts than this.

AGW is a complete and utter scam. Yes, yes, it makes the connected rich with their phones-baloney green energy projects. (See Solendra)

But, I had hoped Trump would tear this fraud out by the roots and kill it-

not soft pedal the damn thing and leave it in place so it can be all instant revived once he leaves office.

You do realize what a lot of this is, don't you?

Neutralizing Trump's long term effect by leaving every single bit of Obama/Democrat legislation in place for instant revival once Trump is out of office.

Or the Democrats win back the House or Senate.

Like a reoccurring cancer.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 08:37 AM (9q7Dl)

270 The Nert Gurea sishuasion is very t-t-troubling.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at April 27, 2017 08:37 AM (LQLeS)

271 If Obama would have stuck with the gay thing he could have slowed Climate Change.

Posted by: Case at April 27, 2017 08:38 AM (EnbfO)

272 ...but i can pretty much envision trump supporting just about any policy if he's convinced he's gotten something out of it and can say he's a winner.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 27, 2017 08:38 AM (WTSFk)

273 214 Still not clear on medical deductions, I'm assuming
they'll be gone but offset by the increase in minimum deduction 24K per
couple.



Posted by: dananjcon at April 27, 2017 08:17 AM (WLK0w)

The floor for medical deduction was raised so high they effectively went away long ago. And it got raised even higher with Obamacare.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2017 08:38 AM (mpXpK)

274 Especially considering we're told that it's NOT a choice, but by birth.

--

Well, remember now...they added Q to their alphabet soup acronym of sexual oddities. At that time, he was only "questioning," don't 'cha see.

Nonetheless, it is a very strange admission for him to make. My conclusion is that he is gay or bi and always has been. I'm about as surprised as I was upon hearing Barry Manilow is gay.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 27, 2017 08:38 AM (+FSld)

275 Tax rates are not about raising revenue, they are about power.....






Posted by: geoffb5 at April 27, 2017 08:27 AM (d3wbb)

always. every revolution , including the French of 1789, started as a tax revolt

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:38 AM (c6/9Q)

276 70 There is no evidence that govt spending is in any way tied to revenue.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living


Bingo. In a sane gubmint, revenues would match expenses, or at least be real close to equal. For the last 2 fiscal years, fed gubmint tax collections have set new all-time records, while the deficit continues to grow at over a half trillion per year. And the deficit is forecast to continue to grow, before considering any tax cuts PDT wants to make. And also of course is the fact that higher interest rates will exacerbate the deficit, as interest on the national debt is a significant line item.

Ahh, fuck it. Let the good times roll.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 27, 2017 08:38 AM (wTwJ2)

277 I wish Drudge would STOP linking to pay sites like the NYTs ect...I will NOT pay for news EVER

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:39 AM (KlI/a)

278 Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to his first intimate girlfriend that he had thought about and considered gayness, but ultimately had decided that a same-sex relationship would be less challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex


His first made up girlfriend? The one that there is no record of, who never identified herself?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 08:40 AM (HTdUD)

279 Energy Secretary Rick Perry also opposes pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords so I don't think this latest reversal can all be laid at the feet of Ivanka.

That being said President Trump can have the Paris Climate Accords or American energy independence and the economic windfall that represents. He cannot have both.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at April 27, 2017 08:40 AM (x4YX+)

280 Ivanka must go.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 27, 2017 08:24 AM (2qHjF)


Trump will be getting rid of his daughter to suit your wishes any moment now. Any. Moment.

*rolls eyes, eyes get stuck in the back of the head, frantically stumbles about until tripping, eyes rolling back once head slams onto floor*

Ouch.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:40 AM (hLRSq)

281 Turkish media reports say 15 Russian soldiers are missing after their warship collided with a freighter off Istanbul, in the Black Sea.

Private television station NTV says 45 other soldiers were rescued after the accident Thursday.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:41 AM (KlI/a)

282 whoever is pushing VAT should be quartered

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:41 AM (c6/9Q)

283 I have one chapter left to write and an epilogue in my first draft of my fourth novel.

Today is the day that I finish it.

I have nothing on my work schedule, so I can find an extra hour to slink away and work besides my lunch. I've been writing this draft since about May 1 of 2016. I need to get this done in less than a year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:41 AM (/prE6)

284 Hollywood has been digitally de-aging actors for a while now. Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy and Patrick Stewart in at least one X-Men movie come to mind.

Bruce Willis was in a movie in with living in de-aged pseudo-bodies was the explicit theme of the movie.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 08:41 AM (vRcUp)

285 "but ultimately had decided that a same-sex relationship would be less challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex "

We know that Barry has always been a lazy fuck, seeking to get by with the minimum effort.

So yeh.....ghey.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:42 AM (J+eG2)

286 Ivanka must go.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 27, 2017 08:24 AM (2qHjF)


Trump will be getting rid of his daughter to suit your wishes any moment now. Any. Moment.

*rolls eyes, eyes get stuck in the back of the head, frantically stumbles about until tripping, eyes rolling back once head slams onto floor*

Ouch.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:40 AM (hLRSq)

I have nothing against Ivanka...Look it is obvious and was long ago, before the Election, that PDT trusted and valued his Duaghter's company and/or advice...fine. It is what it is...What I think is a mistake is for Ivanka to take such an upfront position...she could have exerted as much influence from behind the curtains.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (KlI/a)

287 Chances of OCare repeal-replace passing:
Chances of tax plan passing: ~ 50%
Chances of border wall funding:
Chances of exit from Paris accords: 20%
Chances of exit from NAFTA: 10%
Chances of war: >50%

The GOPe Lilliputians, along with the Dems, have effectively tied down Trump in the swamp already. The deep state will not be denied. As a non-conservative and the pragmatist dealmaker he is, Trump is likely to increasingly cave to the Left domestically and focus on foreign policy.

To escape this he needs political leverage over the GOPe, but it's hard to see how he gets it. Reagan was able to navigate around these obstacles by tactical and strategical genius, and by going over and around the media. Trump is no Reagan and is a political novice, but going directly to the people seems his best bet. Short of war, the tax plan is probably the most important component in the near term as everything, including his reelection, hinges on the economy.

Disappointment is likely, but not certain. What is certain is that although the Left fumbled away their chance at complete consolidation of power in the last election, they will never give up. Even so, a solidly conservative Supreme Court may hold them in check for some time to come.

Pat Buchanan is probably correct in his pessimistic assessment that it is ultimately too late at this point--I still think the 2012 election was the inflection point of no return--but the nation could yet recover. One thing that is certain is that our outpost of western civilization has a much better chance than Europe. We may be the future Byzantium in that regard.

Posted by: phineas gage at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (XsVWn)

288 I have one chapter left to write and an epilogue in my first draft of my fourth novel.


==

you should crowdsource, get it done fast !

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (c6/9Q)

289 Democrat Displays Cops As Pigs Painting On The House floor

Weasel Zippers

Good. The left still does not get why they lost the last election and lost 1000 seats in the last 8 years. Where do I contribute to keep this insanity going?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:37 AM (KlI/a)


I'm of several minds about this:

- Yes, keep it up. Keep shitting in your hands and throwing it in the faces of normal, decent Americans. Pull the mask all the way off, you loathsome bastards.

- Why is this asshole allowed to walk off the House floor under his own power? Were this still a decent country, the fucker would be in the ICU for the next year.

- Considering that police don't seem to give a damn any more about beating down the left / facist / pantyfa scum, but only in protecting their sweet, sweet pensions, why the hell should I care if they get smeared as pigs?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (X6fMO)

290 It's about time we repeal the tax credit blue states and cities get.

Why the hell should the rest of us have to subsidize their spending?

And repeal the Hollywood tax credits.

Repeal the tax credit for hybrid cars.

Repeal the tax credit for wind and solar.

Impose a $5,000 processing fee on every H1B application.

Impose a 25% tax on any foreign money transfers that goes to 50% at $500.

Any charity or non-profit that does not expend 30% of it's revenue or assets on actual non-profit activities (administration costs and salaries of the entity do not count) each year will be deemed "for-profit" and taxed at the highest corporate rate. With a 5% penalty for each % below 27% that they miss.


Fuck that asshole that goes around and makes a big deal about forcing every Republican to take a "no new taxes" pledge--it's just a corporatism stooge ploy with no benefit to actual, working Americans.


Posted by: RoyalOil at April 27, 2017 08:44 AM (ZQpd0)

291 284 Hollywood has been digitally de-aging actors for a while now. Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy and Patrick Stewart in at least one X-Men movie come to mind.

Bruce Willis was in a movie in with living in de-aged pseudo-bodies was the explicit theme of the movie.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 08:41 AM (vRcUp)

================

The Bruce Willis movie was Surrogates. No de-aging there. Just make up stuff.

Ridley Scott has said that he has an idea to de-age Sigourney Weaver for another Alien movie in the near future.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:44 AM (/prE6)

292 I have nothing on my work schedule, so I can find an extra hour to slink away and work besides my lunch. I've been writing this draft since about May 1 of 2016. I need to get this done in less than a year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:41 AM (/prE6)


**pushes celebratory bottle of Veuve Cliquot through USB port**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:45 AM (X6fMO)

293 Pat Buchanan is probably correct in his pessimistic assessment that it is ultimately too late at this point--I still think the 2012 election was the inflection point of no return--but the nation could yet recover. One thing that is certain is that our outpost of western civilization has a much better chance than Europe. We may be the future Byzantium in that regard.
Posted by: phineas gage at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (XsVWn)

It was to late to mitigate many of the horrendous effects of Fredocare from the moment it passed/Robert's betrayal/Fredo's re-election.

Elections have consequences and hills have to be fought for. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:45 AM (KlI/a)

294 288 I have one chapter left to write and an epilogue in my first draft of my fourth novel.


==

you should crowdsource, get it done fast !

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (c6/9Q)

================

Alright!

Everyone! Read the first 460 pages and get back to me with a final chapter!

Go!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:45 AM (/prE6)

295 "They" must be administering one hell of a chemical cocktail to keep Nancy Pelosi upright. Obamacare has her covered, yo!

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 08:45 AM (2Mnv1)

296 - Considering that police don't seem to give a damn any more about beating down the left / facist / pantyfa scum, but only in protecting their sweet, sweet pensions, why the hell should I care if they get smeared as pigs?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (X6fMO)


Anecdotally, people have been reporting that actual beat cops are just as disgusted about it as everyone else, and that the instructions are coming from upstairs.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (8nWyX)

297 "Ridley Scott has said that he has an idea to de-age Sigourney Weaver for another Alien movie in the near future."

Now this....I could get behind this.

I thought she was smokin' in that movie.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (J+eG2)

298

HEY!

I FEEL GOOD,,,,

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (HSmrB)

299 What I think is a mistake is for Ivanka to take such an upfront position...she could have exerted as much influence from behind the curtains.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:43 AM (KlI/a)


Okay. But you aren't the one saying she has to go. Which sort of demand I do not see sitting well with Mr. Trump. Or really, anyone.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (hLRSq)

300 292
**pushes celebratory bottle of Veuve Cliquot through USB port**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:45 AM (X6fMO)

=============

I must hold off until this nonsense is done.

I shall cherish the bottle until that moment, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (/prE6)

301 First, They came after the people they called Nazis.
Then, They came after the people they called Nazis.
Then, They came after the people they called Nazis.

Then there was no one left.

Posted by: JC at April 27, 2017 08:47 AM (3GSgE)

302 297 "Ridley Scott has said that he has an idea to de-age Sigourney Weaver for another Alien movie in the near future."

Now this....I could get behind this.

I thought she was smokin' in that movie.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (J+eG2)

==============

She was a good looking young woman, for sure. Especially when she thinks that she's won, but has not won yet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:47 AM (/prE6)

303 Ridley Scott has said that he has an idea to de-age Sigourney Weaver for another Alien movie in the near future.

Oh, FFS, Scott, the well is fucking dry. You should have stopped after Aliens.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:47 AM (X6fMO)

304 Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to his first intimate girlfriend that he had thought about and considered gayness, but ultimately had decided that a same-sex relationship would be less challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex

Picking the hard, challenging road...?

Yeah, that sounds like Barry.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:48 AM (oVJmc)

305 301 First, They came after the people they called Nazis.
Then, They came after the people they called Nazis.
Then, They came after the people they called Nazis.

Then there was no one left.
Posted by: JC at April 27, 2017 08:47 AM (3GSgE)

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So, you're describing literally every leftist revolution ever, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:48 AM (/prE6)

306 One could almost spend the day dragging Zip's threads over here to discuss.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=336056


Almost.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:48 AM (J+eG2)

307 Alright!



Everyone! Read the first 460 pages and get back to me with a final chapter!



Go!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:45 AM (/prE6)

Good....Better/Best : Everyone here writes 3 sentences. Then you slam them together. You will be congratulated on your originality, "echoes of Hemingway" they will say. Trust me !

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (c6/9Q)

308 Okay. But you aren't the one saying she has to go. Which sort of demand I do not see sitting well with Mr. Trump. Or really, anyone.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (hLRSq)

Ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (KlI/a)

309 303 Ridley Scott has said that he has an idea to de-age Sigourney Weaver for another Alien movie in the near future.

Oh, FFS, Scott, the well is fucking dry. You should have stopped after Aliens.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:47 AM (X6fMO)

===============

He didn't do Aliens, give credit to crazy-man James Cameron for that one.

And I love Prometheus. And I'll fight the entire Horde on it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (/prE6)

310 Gloopy, but at least there's not going to be another monsoon like on Tuesday.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 06:57 AM (vRcUp


Mudlusious!

Posted by: Nightcrawlers. at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (n8Jnc)

311 307 Good....Better/Best : Everyone here writes 3 sentences. Then you slam them together. You will be congratulated on your originality, "echoes of Hemingway" they will say. Trust me !
Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (c6/9Q)

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It'll only work if I say that my name is Shuntelique and that I'm a black woman who was born a white man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:50 AM (/prE6)

312 Anecdotally, people have been reporting that actual beat cops are just as disgusted about it as everyone else, and that the instructions are coming from upstairs.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (8nWyX)


Not disgusted enough to engage in some "blue flu." Or band together to force a confrontation with "upstairs."

So they're. . ."just following orders," do I have that right?

(sorry for the snark; I find I'm very angry and irritable lately. Must be that time of the month)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:50 AM (X6fMO)

313 It'll only work if I say that my name is Shuntelique and that I'm a black woman who was born a white man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:50 AM (/prE6)

defeatist...

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:51 AM (c6/9Q)

314 277 I wish Drudge would STOP linking to pay sites like the NYTs ect...I will NOT pay for news EVER


Hear hear.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (s/EUv)

315 He didn't do Aliens, give credit to crazy-man James Cameron for that one.

And I love Prometheus. And I'll fight the entire Horde on it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (/prE6)


Quite right. My mistake. I still say the first two told all that you needed to know, anyway.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (X6fMO)

316 Anecdotally, people have been reporting that actual beat cops are just as disgusted about it as everyone else, and that the instructions are coming from upstairs.
Posted by: hogmartin



Then blue flu it.

Going along without any visible pushback = what appears to the public's perception as acquiescence.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (gJBE5)

317 And I love Prometheus. And I'll fight the entire Horde on it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (/prE6)


I'll... well I won't actually fight alongside you, per se, or actually fight at all for that matter, but I'll definitely eat nachos on the sidelines and give you encouragement.

It has serious flaws, but it was pretty and entertaining.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (8nWyX)

318 Half off this week only!

Posted by: Harry Reid's three dollar day care and spa at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (Rduxz)

319 313 It'll only work if I say that my name is Shuntelique and that I'm a black woman who was born a white man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:50 AM (/prE6)

defeatist...
Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:51 AM (c6/9Q)

=============

Realist.

I've been through the wringer once with literary agents. A bunch of young to middle aged women who are on a social justice mission to "give voice to the voiceless" or something.

I'm a white man, so therefore, I have a voice even though no one can hear me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (/prE6)

320 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:48 AM (oVJmc)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:53 AM (fDdVG)

321 >>>President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man<<<

I'm guessing those few years he spent as a dancing boy were very pivotal in his young life.

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2017 08:53 AM (2Mnv1)

322 317
I'll... well I won't actually fight alongside you, per se, or actually fight at all for that matter, but I'll definitely eat nachos on the sidelines and give you encouragement.

It has serious flaws, but it was pretty and entertaining.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (8nWyX)

===============

*wonders if the leftist tactic of trying to destroy everyone who doesn't agree with me 100% is appropriate in this circumstance...*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:53 AM (/prE6)

323 >>Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to his first
intimate girlfriend that he had thought about and considered gayness,
but ultimately had decided that a same-sex relationship would be less
challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex


Ummmmmm....does that sound like a normal, human thought process?

How many here decided (and that late in childhood) that they were attracted to men or women. You know, sat down, made up a list of pros and cons for dating each sex and then said, "Gosh, I really do like challenges, and sleeping with [same sex] just doesn't sound like it would be enough of a challenge!"

Hell, even when I was in grade school I had crushes on older boys, or thought "That actor/athlete/famous man is *hot*" even before I knew how one would go about acting on it.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (NOIQH)

324 Ridley Scott has said that he has an idea to de-age Sigourney Weaver for another Alien movie in the near future.



"When The Grandchildren Return!"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (gJBE5)

325 MP4, I find myself agreeing with all three of your points.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (KGH7Z)

326 LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2017 08:53 AM


Mornin', FS. Did you ever get that link I posted for you the other day?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (p+Wdc)

327 "'m a white man, so therefore, I have a voice even though no one can hear me."

Call me.

Posted by: Shaun King at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (J+eG2)

328 One could almost spend the day dragging Zip's threads over here to discuss.

Someone should tell Ace.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (oVJmc)

329 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (KlI/a)

My original comment was regarding Pepe's comment that Ivanka needs to go. Like that is going to happen.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (hLRSq)

330

How do you blue flu a stand down order

Not show up for protest duty?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (Fj+94)

331
Assuming that 0bama was in Tahiti with this biographer for the past three months, I suspect there's more revelations on the way. Because book sales.

Our first openly gay ex-precedent?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (HTdUD)

332 Not disgusted enough to engage in some "blue flu." Or band together to force a confrontation with "upstairs."

So they're. . ."just following orders," do I have that right?

(sorry for the snark; I find I'm very angry and irritable lately. Must be that time of the month)
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 08:50 AM (X6fMO)


Yeah, I get your point. I'm not in their position, I can't say what they should or shouldn't be doing, just that a lot of them aren't on board with the stand-downs.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (8nWyX)

333
Everyone! Read the first 460 pages and get back to me with a final chapter!



Go!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:45 AM (/prE6)



Okay, done!

Speed reading is awesome.


Here's your last chapter:

****

Chapter 43

His eyes fluttered as he awoke to the bluebird's song outside his window.

It had all been a dream...

Every bit of it.

The nightmare was over.


Epilogue-


He had French Toast for breakfast.

Or did he?



THE END

OR IS IT???

****

You're welcome!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 08:55 AM (9q7Dl)

334 I know some gays who were definitely "born that way," like one of my best work friends.

And I know others who made a choice to go gay, like a long-ago ex-girlfriend who later married a chick.

There's no one right answer to that question.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 08:55 AM (s/EUv)

335 Anecdotally, people have been reporting that actual beat cops are just as disgusted about it as everyone else, and that the instructions are coming from upstairs.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 27, 2017 08:46 AM (8nWyX)

Nazis only followed orders too.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 08:55 AM (Jcg9Q)

336 m a white man, so therefore, I have a voice even though no one can hear me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:52 AM (/prE6)

that's too bad, TJM. Try publishing abroad ? I know absolutely zilch about the business, so I probably don't know what I am talking about.

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:55 AM (c6/9Q)

337 "Someone should tell Ace."

Maybe Zip could post a thread about it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:56 AM (J+eG2)

338 33
You're welcome!
Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 08:55 AM (9q7Dl)

==============

The biggest twist of all?

The point of view character of the last chapter is a woman.

duh-duh-daaaaaa!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:57 AM (/prE6)

339 "There's no one right answer to that question. "


But there are several wrong answers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:57 AM (J+eG2)

340 I know some gays who were definitely "born that way," like one of my best work friends.

And I know others who made a choice to go gay, like a long-ago ex-girlfriend who later married a chick.

There's no one right answer to that question.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 08:55 AM (s/EUv)

They are only "born that way" in the sense that they are born with a sinful nature just like the rest of us.

Granted that desire may be stronger in some than others, but that's no different from any other sin. Homosexuals choose to indulge in that sin; they are not born with it, period.

There IS a right answer to the question. They, and perhaps you, are in denial about what that answer is and involves.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 08:58 AM (Jcg9Q)

341 >>
m a white man, so therefore, I have a voice even though no one can hear me.


Submit it under your wife's name?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 08:58 AM (NOIQH)

342 I know why Ace is staying away. Not enough complements. We should up our game.

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:58 AM (c6/9Q)

343
My original comment was regarding Pepe's comment that Ivanka needs to go. Like that is going to happen.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 27, 2017 08:54 AM (hLRSq)

yeah she ain't going nowhere

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 27, 2017 08:58 AM (KlI/a)

344 333: well done. lol.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 27, 2017 08:58 AM (WTSFk)

345 Our first openly gay ex-precedent?



So that's why I felt like I was getting fucked in the ass for eight years.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 08:59 AM (oVJmc)

346 336 that's too bad, TJM. Try publishing abroad ? I know absolutely zilch about the business, so I probably don't know what I am talking about.
Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 08:55 AM (c6/9Q)

===============

Eh. I make enough money from my real job. I don't write to make money, but because I enjoy it.

I'll keep writing even if no agent or publisher ever calls me back.

I do have a fantasy that one day, I'll meet someone somewhere who's got contacts in the publishing world. They see one of my books, flip for it, and ask me if I have anything else.

"Well, sure. Here's my other 10 books. Tell me what you think."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:59 AM (/prE6)

347 "I know why Ace is staying away. Not enough complements. We should up our game."

Is he spending time with that whore, Twitter again?



The Boss can't quit her.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:59 AM (J+eG2)

348 And I love Prometheus. And I'll fight the entire Horde on it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:49 AM (/prE6)



Do that on your movie thread.

I'd be interested. But honestly, except for pretty cinematography, "Prometheus" is just awful.

It even violates it's own premises. And is even stupider than "Lucy" but without the cool action sequences. So, it's got that working for it.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 09:00 AM (9q7Dl)

349 The point of view character of the last chapter is a woman.

duh-duh-daaaaaa!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:57 AM (/prE6)
---------

Not good enough.

A lesbian First People woman, who is undergoing a transition to become an African-American male who is questioning whether he is more challenged with a relationship with his own sex (whatever that is) or the opposite sex (whatever that is).

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:00 AM (sBOL1)

350 Eh. I make enough money from my real job. I don't write to make money, but because I enjoy it.



I'll keep writing even if no agent or publisher ever calls me back.



I do have a fantasy that one day, I'll meet someone somewhere who's
got contacts in the publishing world. They see one of my books, flip for
it, and ask me if I have anything else.



"Well, sure. Here's my other 10 books. Tell me what you think."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 08:59 AM (/prE6)

that is a good place to be, to write because you enjoy it.

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:01 AM (c6/9Q)

351  I know why Ace is staying away. Not enough complements. We should up our game.
Posted by: runner


You mean like potato chips and popcorn?

Or did you mean compliments?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 09:01 AM (HTdUD)

352 National Weather Service will be pushing harder for local #Fake News meteorologists to highlight climate change in their weather forecasts. National. Weather. Service.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 09:01 AM (UOJLJ)

353 A lesbian First People woman, who is undergoing a transition to become an African-American male who is questioning whether he is more challenged with a relationship with his own sex (whatever that is) or the opposite sex (whatever that is).



Didn't Clan of the Cave Bear cover that?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:02 AM (gJBE5)

354 You know what movie had a really good plot?


Into the Blue.


I could watch it over and over again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:02 AM (J+eG2)

355
THE END

OR IS IT???

****

You're welcome!
Posted by: naturalfake

Victoria Principle opens the shower door to find a lathered up Patrick Duffy.

"Good morning" he says.

Cue dramatic music

Roll Credits.


GOLD!!

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 27, 2017 09:02 AM (FZYNt)

356 You mean like potato chips and popcorn?



Or did you mean compliments?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 09:01 AM (HTdUD)

dude, cut me some sack !

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:02 AM (c6/9Q)

357 347 "I know why Ace is staying away. Not enough complements. We should up our game."

Is he spending time with that whore, Twitter again?



The Boss can't quit her.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:59 AM (J+eG2)

==============

I hate Twitter in much the same way that I hate Disqus (I swear, it's related).

Disqus is a system that allows conversations to continue for days on a single thread. That can be great for traffic, but being constantly sucked in is kind of awful.

Ain't It Cool News' Hercules released his glowing review of The Handmaid's Tale, replete with references to Trump turning America into just that, and I decided to just watch the comments without contributing. I wanted to see how the readers of the site took it. If I had to guess, I'd say that the response was 70%, "Holy shit, you didn't even mention ISIS," and 30%, "You Christianists are going to kill gays." My blood pressure grew just as I kept reading. That never happens when I comment here. I really don't know why.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 09:03 AM (/prE6)

358 Good links, JJ, and I love your descriptive Whoa Fat. No one does nicknames like you do.

The Norks make me very very nervous. I think we generally have this attitude of them as Wile E. Coyote but even the coyote would blow things up besides himself once in a while.

I could not bring myself to click on the booger link, however.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:03 AM (sBOL1)

359 I can't buy into 'born that way' as a definitive statement given that by the time such as assessment would be made, the individual would have gone through years of development and environmental/interpersonal influence.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 09:04 AM (oVJmc)

360 Didn't Clan of the Cave Bear cover that?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:02 AM (gJBE5)
-------

Really? I've never seen it so I have no idea.

Well, back to the drawing board.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:05 AM (sBOL1)

361 350 that is a good place to be, to write because you enjoy it.
Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:01 AM (c6/9Q)

================

I also have upwards of 7 more novel ideas in my head at different stages of development.

Next few months though will be a 3rd draft on The Battle of Lake Erie, and a second draft of this new book. Once that's done, though, then I can start a first draft of my book set in Missouri during the 1880s. Then it's the adventure book set in the modern day. Then it's the supernaturally flavored book about an incident from George Washington's younger years (Fort Labouef). And then, it's the sci fi epic that I started a few years ago and just stopped at around page 100. And then a few more.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 09:06 AM (/prE6)

362 "I could not bring myself to click on the booger link, however. "

If given the chance to pull the Booger Switch, I highly encourage you to do so.

Under the proper and safe circumstances, of course.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:07 AM (J+eG2)

363 348
Do that on your movie thread.

I'd be interested. But honestly, except for pretty cinematography, "Prometheus" is just awful.

It even violates it's own premises. And is even stupider than "Lucy" but without the cool action sequences. So, it's got that working for it.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2017 09:00 AM (9q7Dl)

=============

*throws down gauntlet*

I was thinking of a pair of posts about unpopular movie opinions. The first would be movies that you love that everyone else hates. The second would be movies that you hate that everyone else loves. I'd want them separated for ill-defined reasons in the back of my mind.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 09:07 AM (/prE6)

364 >>Disqus is a system that allows conversations to continue for days on a
single thread. That can be great for traffic, but being constantly
sucked in is kind of awful.


Disqus is perfect for trolls. Go to most sites and you'll see that there's a troll camped out on threads who makes a point of dashing off an idiotic, inflammatory and/or repetitive response to every person's comment.

This *kills* conversation.

Ace's pixy allows for chaotic, fast-paced multiple conversations that no troll can stifle. Sometimes the better ones can distract for a while, but they get overwhelmed or banned before harshing the horde's mellow.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:08 AM (NOIQH)

365 I also have upwards of 7 more novel ideas in my head at different stages of development.

Next few months though will be a 3rd draft on The Battle of Lake Erie, and a second draft of this new book. Once that's done, though, then I can start a first draft of my book set in Missouri during the 1880s. Then it's the adventure book set in the modern day. Then it's the supernaturally flavored book about an incident from George Washington's younger years (Fort Labouef). And then, it's the sci fi epic that I started a few years ago and just stopped at around page 100. And then a few more.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 09:06 AM
~~~~~

Wow. I have trouble writing a To-Do list. *Hangs head in shame.*

Posted by: IrishEi at April 27, 2017 09:09 AM (HiDrR)

366 Zip must be playing us, over here.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=336053

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:09 AM (J+eG2)

367 Is he spending time with that whore, Twitter again?







The Boss can't quit her.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 08:59 AM (J+eG2)

not sure, but there is a "tell" - if he comes back here and starts banning people, of threatening to ban people, then you know that Twitter whore abused him again

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:10 AM (c6/9Q)

368 Like the part of the Daily Caller article where Barry's gay college assistant buddy says that Barry learned a lot from him, both in class and outside it. Bwahahahaha. Yeah, I bet he did.

He wasn't known as "Bath House Barry" in Chicago for nothing.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 27, 2017 09:11 AM (riF5p)

369 Well, VIA, I took your advice and read that booger article.

Blech. I am not a better person for having done so.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:11 AM (sBOL1)

370 Mornin' Horde.

So the Continuing Saga of the Estate Clusterfuck takes a new turn. It's time to renew the truck tag. Dad's truck. Which never got moved over to the estate rather than being in dad's name.

Did I mention I need to renew it within days? Or that getting the time off to deal with it is difficult due to folks only showing up to work when they feel like it? (Which has also put me behind on my work, joy...)

As I've said before, dying is an expensive and complicated business, and I don't recommend it (1.9 out of 10).

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:11 AM (9krrF)

371 367 not sure, but there is a "tell" - if he comes back here and starts banning people, of threatening to ban people, then you know that Twitter whore abused him again
Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:10 AM (c6/9Q)

==============

Maybe we should report him to their Orwellian good-think council.

For his own good, of course.

He'd either leave in disgust or turn the HQ into constant anti-Twitter posts in an effort to get himself back on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 09:12 AM (/prE6)

372 So Moochelle is a dude?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 27, 2017 09:12 AM (jxbfJ)

373
I knew that I would now!!

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 09:12 AM (HSmrB)

374 366 Zip must be playing us, over here.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=336053

The dope actually said "What are you trying to do to me" - to a DNA Test?

DNA tests are rayciss, I guess.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 09:13 AM (s/EUv)

375 I'd be interested. But honestly, except for pretty cinematography, "Prometheus" is just awful.

It even violates it's own premises. And is even stupider than "Lucy" but without the cool action sequences. So, it's got that working for it.
Posted by: naturalfake


And now Covenant sees "idiot scientists" and raises "clueless colonist composition". I've come to the conclusion that the Earth of that movie series is a forward extrapolation from today, where competency is no longer prized.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:13 AM (9krrF)

376 National Weather Service will be pushing harder for
local #Fake News meteorologists to highlight climate change in their
weather forecasts. National. Weather. Service.


Posted by: Under Fire at April 27, 2017 09:01 AM (UOJLJ)

Many meteorologists (locally anyway ) have pushed back. Of course the Weather Channel is all in, and on their website. (no cable, so only see the website) Weather Nation is on Roku....doesn't seem as bad even though I think they are a product of NBC??

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:13 AM (+YJf/)

377

So good!

So good!

I got you!

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 09:14 AM (HSmrB)

378 Maybe we should report him to their Orwellian good-think council.



For his own good, of course.



He'd either leave in disgust or turn the HQ into constant anti-Twitter posts in an effort to get himself back on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 27, 2017 09:12 AM (/prE6)

i think more shelving projects is the answer...

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:14 AM (c6/9Q)

379 Brother Cavil, can you renew the truck tag online? That's how it's done here for the most part. In fact, they give you a slight discount for renewing online rather than mailing it in or going in to the DMV.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:14 AM (sBOL1)

380 "Well, VIA, I took your advice and read that booger article. "

Oops.


The Booger Switch is a colloquialism for the trigger on a firearm.

Sort of like the "Giggle Switch" on a true M-16 rifle can select full auto firing.

My Bad.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:15 AM (J+eG2)

381 So Moochelle is a dude?

--


i try not to think of such things...ever

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2017 09:15 AM (c6/9Q)

382 And so government must find a way to pay for the tax cut, because a
tax cut is not you keeping more of what you earn because what you earn
is not yours.
---
That's probably what they mean by it, though in another sense it's true. You can't get something for nothing, so if you reduce tax revenues (yes I know it eventually produces growth but never really enough) without reducing government spending, the value of the deficit comes from elsewhere.

Generally it's inflation in the things government is spending on and the effect then trickles into the broader economy in ways that are harder to track, but if you buy things that recipients of government funds are also seeking to buy (like, I don't know, food, healthcare, gas), you're paying higher prices than you ought to be and due to the inefficiency of economic distortion, you're probably worse off than if you had just been taxed more in the first place.

So, no, I'm not terribly impressed by tax cuts that come without corresponding cuts in government spending.

Posted by: Methos, back to let it burn at April 27, 2017 09:16 AM (3Liv/)

383 >>So Moochelle is a dude?

I've read that Rev. Wright was known to be good at matching up gay men with unmarriageable women. Both want the legitimacy/status of a spouse but are having trouble achieving it based on their personalities. Who knows if this is true, think I read it on HillBuzz...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2017 09:16 AM (NOIQH)

384 Wow. I have trouble writing a To-Do list. *Hangs head in shame.*

Posted by: IrishEi at April 27, 2017 09:09 AM (HiDrR)


Tell me about it.

I only ever wanted to write about silent films or Jack the Ripper (which I did):

But I'd had - when I was young and sober - a plan for the first three Theda Bara books. The first would be to introduce the characters and get her set up in films. The second would take place when she was a yuge star.

The third would be her getting caught up in two simultaneous 1922 scandals - the Fatty Arbuckle rape case and the murder of director William Desmond Taylor.

And then, if I went on, she would be involved in some other famous Hollywood mysteries, such as the suicide of Peg Entwistle, the death of Thelma Todd, the supposed suicide of Paul Bern - maybe eve up to the Black Dahlia.

But these days I can barely type out a rage-stroked Moron post. I truly admire people like our own Old Sailor's Poet, TJM and Anna Puna who spin out ideas like Ariadne's endless thread.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (X6fMO)

385 Weather Nation is on Roku....doesn't seem as bad even though I think they are a product of NBC??

Nope, the Weather *Channel* is run by MSNBC. WeatherNation is independent.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (5dOnv)

386 My Bad.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:15 AM (J+eG2)
-----------

Oh, great. Now you tell me.

I'm activating my giggle switch right now.

Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (sBOL1)

387 I'd heard speculation in the past that Barry's trip to POK-I-STAHN with his college roommate may have had some gay overtones. Might put some new light on that with this revelation.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (oVJmc)

388 Zip must be playing us, over here.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=336053

The dope actually said "What are you trying to do to me" - to a DNA Test?

DNA tests are rayciss, I guess.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?



New class of hyphenated Americans:
Pretendican-American.

Priceless.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (gJBE5)

389
I feel nice,, like sugar and spice...

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (HSmrB)

390 "So Moochelle is a dude?"

That would explain the toned arms that the left is always going on about.



And the fashion sense.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (J+eG2)

391 383 >>So Moochelle is a dude?

I've read that Rev. Wright was known to be good at matching up gay men with unmarriageable women. Both want the legitimacy/status of a spouse but are having trouble achieving it based on their personalities. Who knows if this is true, think I read it on HillBuzz...
Posted by: Lizzy

check and check

Posted by: match.com at April 27, 2017 09:19 AM (FZYNt)

392 The Booger Switch is a colloquialism for the trigger on a firearm.

Sort of like the "Giggle Switch" on a true M-16 rifle can select full auto firing.

My Bad.




Never put your booger hook on the bang switch until you are ready to rock & roll.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:19 AM (gJBE5)

393 >>>The Bruce Willis movie was Surrogates.

Yes! That's the one. I really enjoyed that. It's one movie where you can look at how the moviemakers deage the actors and it doesn't seem like a hoax, it's part of the plot really, even if they are just robots in the storyline.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 27, 2017 09:19 AM (vRcUp)

394 Ah, fuck. Forgot the Ripper link. A reference book for the hardcore Ripperologist:

http://tinyurl.com/n4ys4kf

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:19 AM (X6fMO)

395 Brother Cavil, can you renew the truck tag online? That's how it's done here for the most part. In fact, they give you a slight discount for renewing online rather than mailing it in or going in to the DMV.

Posted by: bluebell


Normally I would, but the item I'd need was sent after I moved and among the items that, for whatever reason, didn't forward (likely because it was in dad's name, not mine--it's been a truly epic PITA).

Fortunately I can get the docs I need to get it all done in one pass, I just need to get time away from the office to do it, which was supposed to be yesterday but...well.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:20 AM (9krrF)

396 .People, he is as queer as a three dollar bill, this is all being pushed out in an effort to make his upcoming announcement that he is gay easier for people to handle. It will be historic and he will be back in the news as being courageous and daring for announcing that he is LGBT.
=============

Barry may not be a full-fledged, flaming homosexual, but like many black men, he is definitely participating on the DL.

But then, it's uncommon for homosexuality to be incorporated into radical leftist revolutionary rhetoric. For instance, Bill Ayers used to fuck his best friend during the Weather Underground years. Ayers also forced his then-girlfriend to fuck black men to prove she wasn't racist.

I just think the Left is really, really, really fucked up about sex in general. I don't know if it's a symptom of their general bullshit or the cause.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 09:20 AM (vg8iE)

397 "Never put your booger hook on the bang switch until you are ready to rock & roll."

I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:20 AM (J+eG2)

398 Sorry, should have been "not uncommon."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 27, 2017 09:21 AM (vg8iE)

399 Wait, Bambi has confirmed that he has had his brown starfish violated, or did I read that wrong?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 09:21 AM (RD7QR)

400 I'm activating my giggle switch right now.



Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (sBOL1)


**Spock eyebrow**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:21 AM (X6fMO)

401 Oh, and greetings from a soupy SEPA. Gray and drab, much like socialism. (Hint: that's a BAD thing.)

Hope everybody is happy to be heading into Friday.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 27, 2017 09:22 AM (RD7QR)

402 As I've said before, dying is an expensive and complicated business, and I don't recommend it (1.9 out of 10).
Posted by: Brother Cavil
-------------

There are minor obscure elements of my mother's estate (she passed away in 1995) that remain unsettled.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:22 AM (ZO497)

403 So Moochelle is a dude?




We report, you decide.

http://bit.ly/2fsXnna

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:22 AM (gJBE5)

404 So, no, I'm not terribly impressed by tax cuts that come without corresponding cuts in government spending.
Posted by: Methos, back to let it burn


If people collecting benefits go into the workforce in large numbers, than tax cuts are revenue neutral or even revenue generating.

The last time we had revenue equalling outlays - a so-called balanced budget, was when the labor participation rate was about five percent higher. That five percent number seems small but it equates to at least ten million jobs.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (HTdUD)

405 New class of hyphenated Americans:
Pretendican-American.

Priceless.

Posted by: rickb223


Heard someone claim once that the "n-word" was less about race than character. $#!+heads like this force me to take a second look at that idea.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (9krrF)

406 "Wait, Bambi has confirmed that he has had his brown starfish violated, or did I read that wrong?"

Barry later went on to say that his Gaydar performed poorly.

And the only way he could spot a gay man was to see if their dick tasted like shit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (J+eG2)

407 So, I'm awake. How brutally disappointing.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (0mRoj)

408 I just think the Left is really, really, really fucked up about sex in general. I don't know if it's a symptom of their general bullshit or the cause.
Posted by: bicentennialguy

fucked up, they are

Posted by: Master Yoda at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (FZYNt)

409 I'm activating my giggle switch right now.



Posted by: bluebell at April 27, 2017 09:17 AM (sBOL1)

**Spock eyebrow**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing




Code for "man in boat in for a rough ride"?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (gJBE5)

410 Nood peeps.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 27, 2017 09:24 AM (Jcg9Q)

411 So apparently Mrs VIA, who was told to wear casual clothes to work today is going to go indoor skydiving.

Surprise trip for the Office Staff by the boss.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:24 AM (J+eG2)

412 So, I'm awake. How brutally disappointing.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 27, 2017 09:23 AM (0mRoj)


**fistbump**

Grey, rainy weather doesn't help, either.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (X6fMO)

413 >>decided that a same-sex relationship would be less challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex

Riiiight, he took the harder path.


One, no it isn't, esp. that many years ago.

Two, no, he never took the more difficult path.

Three, that's exactly the kind of thing he would say to impress certain types of people. Bet his pants were well creased when he said it...


I can't believe how insulting this is to the LGBT community. SMH...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 27, 2017 09:26 AM (wwL6Q)

414 fucked up, they are

trending now on Twitter is the hashtag #bornperfect
to virtue signal against any type of psychological therapy for gay kids.

and yet.... choppin off your sons penis and juicing him up with hormones so he can be a 'girl' is totes OK.

Posted by: McCool at April 27, 2017 09:27 AM (08MOs)

415
I feeeeeeeeeeeel nice,, like sugar and spice...

Posted by: Maximize Waters' Hair at April 27, 2017 09:28 AM (HSmrB)

416 >>>I'd be interested. But honestly, except for pretty cinematography, "Prometheus" is just awful.

And yet people defend it! It's inexcusably awful.

Posted by: Max Power at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (QCc6B)

417 There are minor obscure elements of my mother's estate (she passed away in 1995) that remain unsettled.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2017 09:22 AM (ZO497)

Not going anywhere, but made what they call "pre-need" arrangements at a local funeral home. The guy at the funeral home had forms and more forms to fill out, took 3 hours just for a simple cremation. He blamed it all on the state and federal government for what looked like 15 forms including the military forms for the "flag and grave marker" . Just don't like funerals and when the day comes I just want to be remembered.....have my name on a grave stone already, had that since I was about 20.

Posted by: Colin at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (+YJf/)

418 And the only way he could spot a gay man was to see if their dick tasted like shit.

And now I have an earworm for The People Haters' classic "Shit Dick."

http://preview.tinyurl.com/q2as4ox

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 09:29 AM (s/EUv)

419 The last time we had revenue equalling outlays - a so-called balanced
budget, was when the labor participation rate was about five percent
higher. That five percent number seems small but it equates to at least
ten million jobs.
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Right. So the point is it's not the money that matters, but the goods and services being produced. Money's value is in making exchanges easier so that we're not all bartering all the time, but that's the end of it.

Republicans need to focus on reducing government and freeing up the segments of the economy it occupies so they can go back to being useful, rather than trying to find a way to afford the Democrats' expectations of government.

Posted by: Methos, back to let it burn at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (3Liv/)

420 indoor skydiving

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:24 AM (J+eG2)

That looks like a huge amount of fun.

Keep us posted.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 27, 2017 09:30 AM (rF0hx)

421 "The EIC is just another welfare program."

Well, you call it "welfare", I call it "allowing people who are working but not earning a whole lot of money to keep/get back a greater percentage of the money they have earned and (through withholding) loaned interest-free to Uncle Sam for the past year." Is our money ultimately ours or not? If it is, that applies to the burger flipper or janitor earning minimum wage just as much as it applies to a corporate CEO.


Posted by: Secret Square at April 27, 2017 09:31 AM (+HoK2)

422 "And now I have an earworm for The People Haters' classic "Shit Dick."

I don't want to know how yo.......

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2017 09:32 AM (J+eG2)

423 I find it hard to believe that with TFG's head as far up his ass as it always is there's room for anything else.

Posted by: DaveA at April 27, 2017 09:46 AM (FhXTo)

424 #78 the mask came off Orrick...the left truly does believe judges set policy.

Posted by: torabora at April 27, 2017 10:27 AM (0+2tr)

425 So irritated at my "I lost my legs in a Helo crash in Iraq, elect me!" Senator Tammy Duckworth. Even more irritated at the people who think that is the only qualifier for higher office. She is a classless-opportunist- grandstanding-idiot.

Posted by: Scotty doesn't, No at April 27, 2017 10:48 AM (nY+HO)

426 422 "And now I have an earworm for The People Haters' classic "Shit Dick."

I don't want to know how yo.......


It's OK. I know it from an old Opie and Anthony broadcast.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 27, 2017 11:17 AM (s/EUv)

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (4/26/17) The Hump Day Edition

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Quote of The Day

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The Fifth Republic is in a grim state. Dodging a bullet doesn't make much of a difference if you're riddled with disease. Mark Steyn


While we are looking at France, Let's meet one of France's presidential candidates and his lovely wife.

"That's why this latest "scandal" doesn't appear to matter at all to the French. Emmanuel Macron, who by several projections is set to win the French presidency in two weeks, was just a 15-year-old student when his 40-year-old teacher seduced him – and the two are married today.

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What did you wish for as a child, BB Gun? A certain pet? A tree house? Childhood wish remains an adult wish.

When I was younger a treehouse was one of my biggest wishes. I never had trees big enough for a proper treehouse so I had to settle for a backyard fort. Many friends had tree houses though and we had the time of our lives building and fortifying them. As an adult I still dream of having a treehouse however my imagination holds nothing to some of these I found online. Check these amazing tree houses out!

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Our "Betters" in Washington, D.C. certainly know how to spend money. Not satisfied with lesbian health? Why don't you want to use the Metric System? Probably has something to do with Hate.


Previously passed by Congress and signed into law by the POTUS, PDT's wall spending is a mere pittance compared to some of the retarded wasteful spending.

President Donald Trump’s request that Congress include $1.4 billion to fund the beginning of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border equals approximately 0.035 percent of what the federal government will spend in total this year, according to the latest estimate of fiscal year 2017 federal spending made by the Congressional Budget Office.

It also equals less than the Department of Health and Human Services spends in just twelve hours and less than the Treasury collects in taxes in four hours.

It is about time the GOP controlled House and Senate stood up and said by God we are the majority and we are building the damn wall.

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Can't protect our borders? Yet certain WarmongersSenators want to go all out for Libya. The United States must be engaged so they say.

Senior lawmakers on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump's declaration that the United States has "no role" in Libya, citing the threat of regional instability to U.S. national security interests.

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and ranking Democrat Ben Cardin (D., Md.) said Libya's ongoing battle over power and access to natural resources has created a permissive environment for extremist groups such as the Islamic State and al Qaeda.


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So you see a drone flying. What do you?
1) Leave it alone
2) Shoot the damn thing

Before you answer, think carefully. Hint.

Just last month, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against William Merideth, the Kentucky man who shot down a drone that Merideth believed was flying over his own property in 2015.
However, the Federal Aviation Administration considers drones to be aircraft—and under federal law, shooting at aircraft is a crime.

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Don't Bogart that joint.

The agency’s apparent solution was to swap in “pseudo marijuana” which looked and smelled like marijuana—even when burned. Reportedly, one high school bus driver took several sniffs before commenting that it smelled “just like the back of my bus.”

The CIA was apparently pleased with the results, with eight out of every 10 visitors to the booth smelling the ersatz pot. It was such a big hit that they quickly received five requests to use the display at “other gatherings.”


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The ONT Musical Interlude

April 26, 1994, Grace Slick pleaded guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in her California home. She claimed she was under stress because her home had burned down the previous year. She was later sentenced to 200 hours of community service and told to attend four Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week for three months. via thisdayinmusic.com


April 26, 1945, Born on this day, Gary Wright, Spooky Tooth, solo, (1976 US No.2 single 'Dream Weaver'). via thisdayinmusic.com

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No shit Sherlock, Former Obama official cops to manipulating climate data.

A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion.

Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion.


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Teaching manners more important than ever.

According to a recent survey by the Associated Press, 74 percent of Americans think manners and behavior have deteriorated in the United States over the past several decades.

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Would you like to be part of the 1%? Here is how much you need to make in each state.

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A medical break through, artificial womb. Help for premature babies.

An external, artificial womb scientists call Biobag successfully grew fetal lambs, and could one day solve the complications premature human babies face outside the fetus.

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Need a giggle? Want to scratch your head? 19 WTF photos . SFW

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Do you have traveling on your mind? It's one thing to go to a 3rd world country. It's another thing to go to a 4th world hell whole.

Last year, Otto Warmbier, then a 21-year-old University of Virginia student from Cincinnati, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour after confessing to trying to steal a propaganda banner.

He had been on a guided tour with a travel company but was detained on 2 January 2016 at Pyongyang airport while trying to leave the country. In announcing his arrest, the state news media said Warmbier had visited North Korea with the intent of “bringing down the foundation of its single-minded unity”.

A guided tour of North Korea? What’s the name of the company: Gulags are us?


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Wow, must be some really good beer or Genius Award Winner.

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Caring and giving. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by a sense of humor Graffiti.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. The ONT was manufactured with peace, love and understanding. And shellfish.

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Comments

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1 In before the Weasel.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at April 26, 2017 09:51 PM (8LaD4)

2 Hello!

Posted by: lindarose at April 26, 2017 09:51 PM (kufk0)

3 Yo!

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 26, 2017 09:51 PM (3C9q2)

4 Tappin' the F5 key like a cocaine-addled lab monkey and what does it get me... Nothing!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 26, 2017 09:53 PM (kP16F)

5 Blast.

Posted by: Judge Smails at April 26, 2017 09:53 PM (vRcUp)

6 Phillies above .500 for the first time in eons; Grammie Winger will be pleased to note the Mets are only one level above the NL East basement.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 26, 2017 09:55 PM (3C9q2)

7

Was the shellfish used to assemble tonights ONT Kosher?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 26, 2017 09:56 PM (biROV)

8 top 15?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at April 26, 2017 09:56 PM (nDcc3)

9 Without even trying,

Posted by: nothing left to lose at April 26, 2017 09:56 PM (k2yk7)

10 I took today by the balls and kicked it and kicked it and made it sore all over.

Posted by: freaked at April 26, 2017 09:56 PM (BO/km)

11 Hmmm, weasel has been conspicuously absent the last two nights

Posted by: lindarose at April 26, 2017 09:56 PM (kufk0)

12 Evening!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 26, 2017 09:56 PM (tr2D7)

13 was just a 15-year-old student when his 40-year-old teacher seduced him - and the two are married today.

Seduced? It ain't tough for a woman to get a 15 year old boy hot and bothered. What did she do, say "Hello"?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 26, 2017 09:57 PM (zc3Db)

14 So you see a drone flying. What do you?
1) Leave it alone
2) Shoot the damn thing


Throw a sheet over it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 26, 2017 09:57 PM (vRcUp)

15 Hola! bluebell must go another day for her fix.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 26, 2017 09:57 PM (DMUuz)

16 If the Mets lost every game for the next hundred years my hatred would still not be slaked.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 26, 2017 09:57 PM (+QhzW)

17 Love Is alive is much better than Dreamweaver, particularly loud.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 26, 2017 09:59 PM (7dpmG)

18 "It is about time the GOP controlled House and Senate stood up and said
by God we are the majority and we are building the damn wall."

The GOP doesn't want the wall.

Posted by: davidt at April 26, 2017 09:59 PM (XoldI)

19 Last year, Otto Warmbier, then a 21-year-old University of Virginia student from Cincinnati, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour after confessing to trying to steal a propaganda banner.

ROTFLMAO!!! Maybe I should move to North Korea.

Posted by: Shia LaBeouf at April 26, 2017 09:59 PM (vRcUp)

20 Surprised I didn't hear Steven Koonin's name mentioned in the MARCH FOR SCIENCE, ostensibly a rally against politically-driven manipulations of the scientific method. Why was that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 26, 2017 09:59 PM (6FqZa)

21 Just last month, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against William Merideth, the Kentucky man who shot down a drone that Merideth believed was flying over his own property in 2015.
However, the Federal Aviation Administration considers drones to be aircraft-and under federal law, shooting at aircraft is a crime.


So ... "aircraft" doesn't include having the ability to carry people ... or even midgets. A cat couldn't even fit on most "drones".

Were they legal "aircraft" back when they were just RC airplanes?

I guess shooting at paper airplanes is a federal offense now, too. And kites. And small pebbles launched into the air ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 26, 2017 10:01 PM (zc3Db)

22 And I'm going to repost this fine canvas of bullshit-artistry -

193 Scientist at Penn State thinks there might have been an alien civilisation on Mars or Venus:
http://tinyurl.com/khfwz4l

He's talking theoreticals, so, no, there's no evidence. But he's saying it might be found some day.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 26, 2017 09:51 PM (6FqZa)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 26, 2017 10:01 PM (6FqZa)

23 I'm in. Before the thread sells out.

Posted by: eleven at April 26, 2017 10:01 PM (qUNWi)

24 It is about time the GOP controlled House and Senate stood up and said by God we are the majority and we are building the damn wall.

Hello? The GOP doesn't want the damn wall.

Posted by: rickl at April 26, 2017 10:02 PM (sdi6R)

25 I do not think the invention of artificial wombs is a positive step at all. Because of other artificial technologies like IVF, children can already be born without a legal father. This invention will allow children to be created who do not legally have a mother either. While progressives who believe children belong to the state might be happy with being able to do away with both of those pesky parents, I can see only disaster in removing the necessity of the having parents, and the God-given protection they provide, from vulnerable children.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 26, 2017 10:02 PM (FTXAT)

26 I guess shooting at paper airplanes is a federal offense now, too. And kites. And small pebbles launched into the air ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 26, 2017 10:01 PM (zc3Db)


Skeet shooting hit hardest.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 26, 2017 10:02 PM (CKGym)

27 Skeet shooting hit hardest.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 26, 2017 10:02 PM (CKGym)


LOL.

Touche!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 26, 2017 10:03 PM (zc3Db)

28 If you shoot it, he will come...

Posted by: eleven at April 26, 2017 10:03 PM (qUNWi)

29 Every year for Christmas as a kid, I asked for a skeleton. A real one, life-size. I always knew it wasn't going to happen. I was obsessed with skeletons from the time I was a toddler. I was never scared of them, they always had a big cheerful smile. Every year for Halloween I was a skeleton. When I hit my forties I decided to get a plastic one, not the Halloween kind but a perfect reproduction in plastic, life-size, of a human skeleton. Best thing I ever blew money on, a couple hundred bucks. I put a Santa hat and Christmas lights on him every year. A couple of times he substituted for a Xmas tree.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 26, 2017 10:03 PM (dargh)

30 Artificial wombs?

Posted by: eleven at April 26, 2017 10:04 PM (qUNWi)

31 "A couple of times he substituted for a Xmas tree. "

I'm coming to town?

Posted by: Skeleton "Bones" Claus at April 26, 2017 10:05 PM (d76uN)

32 Sittin' around at work and I'm actually working. Geez. On a break at the moment.

The business model of ESPN is why its failing. Its lurch to the far left expedited matters.

We have cable TV in the work area. Watched the Wizards win so co worker was happy.

My mighty Penguins play the Crapitals tomorrow night. GO PENS. My mediocre Pirates are,,,well,,, mediocre.

Well off to the white collar sweat shop. Those Top Secret Time Travelling Unicorns need tending. Later.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 26, 2017 10:06 PM (pY+s4)

33
I do not think the invention of artificial wombs is a positive step at all.

Brave new world indeed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:06 PM (IqV8l)

34 Posted by: JuJuBee at April 26, 2017 10:03 PM (dargh)

Why hello H.H Holmes

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at April 26, 2017 10:06 PM (nDcc3)

35 An external, artificial womb scientists call Biobag successfully grew fetal lambs, and could one day solve the complications premature human babies face outside the fetus.

External? Why can't they implant them inside the body?? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at April 26, 2017 10:07 PM (vRcUp)

36 True story: Gary Wright is a neighbor.


I didn't say it was an interesting story.

Posted by: More winning pleez at April 26, 2017 10:07 PM (CLKfs)

37 Evening fapsters. One more day down.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 26, 2017 10:07 PM (0mRoj)

38 you have to get up pretty early to take over the world

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 26, 2017 10:07 PM (0O7c5)

39 Still in early, now time for bed. G'night all.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 26, 2017 10:08 PM (lJW6d)

40 Should leather catch fire if you put it in the microwave? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 26, 2017 10:09 PM (CNHr1)

41 Hola! bluebell must go another day for her fix.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 26, 2017 09:57 PM (DMUuz)
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Hey you - what did I do now?

Posted by: bluebell at April 26, 2017 10:09 PM (sBOL1)

42 Evening fapsters. One more day down.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 26, 2017 10:07 PM (0mRoj)

=======

Evening. I hear you.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at April 26, 2017 10:09 PM (8LaD4)

43 Henry Bowman shot skeet with a large caliber rifle. Just sayin.

Posted by: colfax mingo at April 26, 2017 10:09 PM (mc8bR)

44 you have to get up pretty early to take over the world
Posted by: phoenixgirl


It helps if there is a world-wide plague or pestilence just prior to your first ... I've said too much.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 26, 2017 10:10 PM (GgzGa)

45 These You Tubes of people going to N Korea giggling at everything....

They just don't know.

Posted by: eleven at April 26, 2017 10:10 PM (qUNWi)

46 22 And I'm going to repost this fine canvas of bullshit-artistry -

193 Scientist at Penn State thinks there might have been an alien civilisation on Mars or Venus:
http://tinyurl.com/khfwz4l

He's talking theoreticals, so, no, there's no evidence. But he's saying it might be found some day.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 26, 2017 09:51 PM (6FqZa)
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo



So The Expanse is non Fiction?

Cool!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 26, 2017 10:10 PM (pY+s4)

47 Posted by: JuJuBee at April 26, 2017 10:03 PM (dargh)

So, are you now a chiropractor? An orthopedist? An anthropologist?

What?

Posted by: Emmie at April 26, 2017 10:11 PM (xVuS6)

48

Artificial wombs would be an extraordinary way to preserve the life of a profoundly premature fetus, giving it time to develop into a healthier model ready for life outside. Probably a few hundred feti per year would benefit.

On the other hand, it would, could, allow the development of baby farm creche' - every progtard fascist's wet dream. Grow your own cult, or army! Voters and mobs in a decade! Worn out? Recycle and replace! Bulk discounts!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 26, 2017 10:12 PM (biROV)

49 36, for real? I would be grateful for that. No good stories?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 26, 2017 10:12 PM (7dpmG)

50 The ancient alien civilizations left their progeny on Earth.

We call them cats.

Posted by: rickl at April 26, 2017 10:12 PM (sdi6R)

51 An external, artificial womb scientists call Biobag successfully grew fetal lambs,

Terrible name.

It should have been ProPlasticHood

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 26, 2017 10:12 PM (GgzGa)

52 So you see a drone flying. What do you?
1) Leave it alone
2) Shoot the damn thing


With a longbow or crossbow?

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 26, 2017 10:13 PM (3C9q2)

53 Watching Season 3 of Bosch. Pretty good.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 26, 2017 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

54 Wombag!

...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 26, 2017 10:13 PM (GgzGa)

55 An external, artificial womb scientists call Biobag successfully grew fetal lambs

Heh, for a split second, I misread that as fetal limbs. That would be another way to test it out before trying it on a complete human fetus.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 26, 2017 10:13 PM (vRcUp)

56 Biobag is a biodegradable bag that you put compost in.

I thought everybody knew that.

Posted by: Emmie at April 26, 2017 10:13 PM (xVuS6)

57 AOP, rose is asking for you at t-9

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 26, 2017 10:14 PM (0O7c5)

58
you have to get up pretty early to take over the world
Posted by: phoenixgirl

It helps if there is a world-wide plague or pestilence just prior to your first ... I've said too much.
Posted by: weft cut-loop


It doesn't help if you have a big dumb stupid mouse assisting you.

Posted by: The Brain at April 26, 2017 10:14 PM (IqV8l)

59 An external, artificial womb scientists call Biobag successfully grew
fetal lambs, and could one day solve the complications premature human
babies face outside the fetus.


....and for celebrities and trophy wives, it also solve having to get those pesky stretchmarks and weight gain of carrying a child to term!
Celebrities like Madonna have had their baby's birth induced 4 weeks before the due date to minimize stretchmarks.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 26, 2017 10:15 PM (NOIQH)

60 I put a Santa hat and Christmas lights on him every year.

How do you know it's not a transgender skeleton?

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 26, 2017 10:16 PM (3C9q2)

61 >>>you have to get up pretty early to take over the world


Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 26, 2017 10:07 PM (0O7c5)<<<

That's why we try to take over the world at night.

Posted by: Pinky and The Brain at April 26, 2017 10:16 PM (Od+LM)

62 M'aiq wonders why this article about Mars and Venus describes a "greenhouse effect" on Venus (it's called "an atmosphere as thick as molasses") and not so much that it's one of the most volcanically-active bodies in the solar system.

M'aiq thinks hundreds of thousands of volcanoes may have something to do with the temperatures.

M'aiq has seen a lot of evidence of such civlizations, simply not conclusive evidence. Venus would not be a great place to look, but if you go, do not take winter clothes.

Posted by: M'aiq, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 26, 2017 10:16 PM (wB8Tg)

63 He's talking theoreticals, so, no, there's no evidence. But he's saying it might be found some day.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 26, 2017 09:51 PM (6FqZa)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 26, 2017 10:01 PM (6FqZa)

Sounds like he found a copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 26, 2017 10:16 PM (0deF2)

64 I want ice cream.

I also want to stay in my house.

Which force will win out?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 26, 2017 10:16 PM (smD62)

65 you have to get up pretty early to take over the world
Posted by: phoenixgirl




yeah, but you can stay up all night, every night, planning to take over the world, like we do here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 26, 2017 10:17 PM (cPsPa)

66 When I was a child, one of my childhood dreams was to have an endless supply of some nice crispy fried chicken.

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at April 26, 2017 10:18 PM (n3hky)

67 PP is salivating over the prospect of aborting babies in artificial wombs. PP will have farms of babies in artificial wombs to harvest for "parts". Do we really want to go there?

Posted by: colfax mingo at April 26, 2017 10:18 PM (mc8bR)

68 >>On the other hand, it would, could, allow the development of baby farm
creche' - every progtard fascist's wet dream. Grow your own cult, or
army! Voters and mobs in a decade! Worn out? Recycle and replace! Bulk
discounts!


Aw, hell, that's a frightening thought!
One step closer to The Matrix....

Posted by: Lizzy at April 26, 2017 10:18 PM (NOIQH)

69 I'd read there were several studies of why homosexual males were stricken with AIDS at much higher rates than the population at large... A bit of a puzzler, that one! Last I'd heard, it was still a great mystery, though "homophobia" and "stigma" were suspected...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 26, 2017 10:18 PM (kP16F)

70 I know this sounds awful, but the Macron thing freaks me out. He is a handsome dude...he could get any woman. Any woman. Me.

As my friend and I like to call them: President Boy Toy and First Lady Pedophile.

I think the whole thing is creepy as heck, and he finds it....slightly romantic.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 26, 2017 10:19 PM (smD62)

71 Love the Airplane, but I've listened to Volunteers so many times that it's as overplayed for me as Sweet Home Alabama. Same with Dreamweaver. Not gonna click it. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 26, 2017 10:19 PM (vRcUp)

72 67 PP is salivating over the prospect of aborting babies in artificial wombs. PP will have farms of babies in artificial wombs to harvest for "parts". Do we really want to go there?
Posted by: colfax mingo



Whats wrong with that?

Posted by: The Matrix at April 26, 2017 10:19 PM (pY+s4)

73 AOP, rose is asking for you at t-9

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 26, 2017 10:14 PM (0O7c5)

Thanks, PG. I will amble over there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 26, 2017 10:19 PM (0deF2)

74 >>I know this sounds awful, but the Macron thing freaks me out. He is a handsome dude...he could get any woman. Any woman. Me.


Bing "Aaron Taylor-Johnson". Same deal, but director instead of teacher.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 26, 2017 10:21 PM (NOIQH)

75 If you looked at the WTF photo link and the guy covered with a bunch of cactus, lots of people know that is jumping cholla and all you have to do is barely brush up against it and you're in trouble . The guy probably just backed into a bush or hanging cholla and that's all she wrote.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 26, 2017 10:21 PM (IDPbH)

76 Don't you have some chickens to choke or something Sanders?

Posted by: freaked at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (BO/km)

77 So, I Win agai...

...damnit.

Congrats to Teresa from last night and Uber Lyft Driver tonight.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (6gk0M)

78 *I want ice cream.

I also want to stay in my house.

Which force will win out?
Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 26, 2017 10:16 PM (smD62)*

Cover an ice cube with sugar, Winning!

Posted by: tbodie at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (fo8C+)

79 25---redbanzai

Brave new world.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (0jtPF)

80 I'm so tired of politics.

Republicans do anything?

CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY! IMPEACHMENT! PRISON ASAP!!!!

Democrats do the same thing, or worse?

Not a peep. It's not even in the news.

/so, are we pre-Commie or full Commie yet from a media perspective? I'm feeling we're voluntary full Commie.

Posted by: shibumi at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (FkAXz)

81 An external, artificial womb scientists call Biobag successfully grew fetal lambs,

Terrible name.

It should have been ProPlasticHood

Posted by: weft cut-loop


Pseuterus.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 26, 2017 10:23 PM (vRcUp)

82 Where does he get those wonderful stories?

So amazed at how you've really filled Maet"s shoes - Kudos, MisHum!

And LOVE the vet tombstone cleaning item.

Posted by: ibguy at April 26, 2017 10:24 PM (vUcdz)

83 "President Donald Trump's request that Congress include $1.4 billion to fund the beginning of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border equals approximately 0.035 percent"

Tried to do that math in my head today while listening to ace's link to Rush. Got lost on the decimals.

sad.

Posted by: golfman at April 26, 2017 10:24 PM (48QDY)

84
Don't you have some chickens to choke or something Sanders?

Posted by: freaked at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (BO/km)

I would never choke a chicken. Tests show that a chicken choked does not produce some nice crispy fried chicken...so, no.

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at April 26, 2017 10:24 PM (n3hky)

85 "Bing Aaron Taylor-Johnson"


Wow. She must be really good...Or she's a beard.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 26, 2017 10:24 PM (89VjS)

86
First Lady Pedophile.

Mary Kay Letourneau

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:24 PM (IqV8l)

87 "I would never choke a chicken. Tests show that a chicken choked does not produce some nice crispy fried chicken...so, no."

Oh did I say choke? What I meant to say was "shove up your ass".

Posted by: freaked at April 26, 2017 10:26 PM (BO/km)

88 >>>Pseuterus.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 26, 2017 10:23 PM (vRcUp)<<<

Just say the word.Ohhhh!Pseu-pseu-pseuterus.

Posted by: Phil Collins at April 26, 2017 10:26 PM (Od+LM)

89 36 True story: Gary Wright is a neighbor.

I didn't say it was an interesting story.
Posted by: More winning pleez at April 26, 2017 10:07 PM (CLKfs)
-------------------------
Well, it COULD be interesting if you would rifle through his garbage for a few weeks and then get back to us!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 26, 2017 10:27 PM (0jtPF)

90 "I would never choke a chicken. Tests show that a chicken choked does not produce some nice crispy fried chicken...so, no."

More Bill Nye SCIENCE.

Posted by: golfman at April 26, 2017 10:28 PM (48QDY)

91 Bill Nye would say that if you are opposed to the Hefty Bag uterus then you are against SCIENCE!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:28 PM (IqV8l)

92 April and Andy from Parks and Recreation:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lgp5jav

This is why that show had \heart. They used to love one-another.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 26, 2017 10:28 PM (6gk0M)

93 90 "I would never choke a chicken. Tests show that a chicken choked does not produce some nice crispy fried chicken...so, no."

More Bill Nye SCIENCE.



Nope. Chicken orgies produce great fried chicken.

Posted by: Bill Nye the Bestiality guy at April 26, 2017 10:30 PM (pY+s4)

94 ... as actors and cast members.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 26, 2017 10:30 PM (6gk0M)

95 80
/so, are we pre-Commie or full Commie yet from a media perspective? I'm feeling we're voluntary full Commie.

Posted by: shibumi at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (FkAXz)



https://qz.com/965740/why-im-a-communist-and-why-you-should-be-too/


I think one of the biggest problems with our society is that people can openly proclaim themselves as Communists without the fear of immediate and grievous bodily harm.

Posted by: rickl at April 26, 2017 10:30 PM (sdi6R)

96 Oh did I say choke? What I meant to say was "shove up your ass".

Posted by: freaked at April 26, 2017 10:26 PM (BO/km)

I'm glad you brought that up...I wasn't going to mention it, but while we were doing the "choked chicken test" we also...for cost effectiveness..tested chickens in "shoved up your ass" conditions, and I can report that chickens shoved up your ass are also lacking in the "nice crispy fried chicken" category. Thank you for bringing up the study!

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at April 26, 2017 10:30 PM (n3hky)

97 I wonder if it would make a difference to the French if it were a male candidate who was married to a woman 25 years his junior who he hooked up with in school when she was 15 and he was 40?

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 26, 2017 10:31 PM (IDPbH)

98 I keep watching that, in hopes of my own True Love.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 26, 2017 10:31 PM (6gk0M)

99 Do the Funky Chicken!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:31 PM (IqV8l)

100 ... Not that I'm "lonely'. I'm good.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 26, 2017 10:32 PM (6gk0M)

101 Little-known fact: if the U.S. Navy had not abandoned its dirigible program, the next airship, after the Akron and the Macon, would have been the Macron.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 26, 2017 10:32 PM (0deF2)

102 The CIA Created Fake Weed That Can't Get You High

There is no one better on the entire planet than faking things. MOSSAD and MI5 can't compete with the breadth and scope of the obfuscations.

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 26, 2017 10:32 PM (6sBpp)

103
I think one of the biggest problems with our society is that people can openly proclaim themselves as Communists without the fear of immediate and grievous bodily harm.

Posted by: rickl at April 26, 2017 10:30 PM


Remember Bob Hope said he got out of California before homosexuality became mandatory.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:33 PM (IqV8l)

104 Nope. Chicken orgies produce great fried chicken.

Posted by: Bill Nye the Bestiality guy at April 26, 2017 10:30 PM (pY+s4)


To be clear, the tests only observed chickens that were "choked" and not those involved in the actual chicken orgy. The subjects were more of the "voyeur" sex chicken subject. Good point!

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at April 26, 2017 10:33 PM (n3hky)

105 Do the Funky Chicken!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


I ain't doin' no time for no Funky Chicken!

Posted by: Things Robert Guillaume said at April 26, 2017 10:34 PM (vRcUp)

106 "I can report that chickens shoved up your ass are also lacking in the "nice crispy fried chicken" category."

Well your chicken still tastes like shit so keep working on it.

Posted by: freaked at April 26, 2017 10:34 PM (BO/km)

107 Venezuela Turning in a Widening Gyre

Much like the proverbial falcon no longer hearing the call of the falconer, Venezuela has ceased to be able to hear the call of sanity and rationality. In other words, in Venezuela, things are falling apart, the center does not hold, and merest anarchy has loosed upon Venezuelans' world.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13338

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 26, 2017 10:34 PM (vBeA5)

108 Choked chicken is also known as Chicken Carradine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:34 PM (IqV8l)

109 How I Married My Mother.

Posted by: Macron at April 26, 2017 10:35 PM (Tyii7)

110 This is why that show had \heart. They used to love one-another.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 26, 2017 10:28 PM (6gk0M)

Well *I'm* sold! They have really great chemistry.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 26, 2017 10:35 PM (tHwdc)

111 redbanzai



Brave new world.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 26, 2017 10:22 PM (0jtPF)
Indeed.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 26, 2017 10:35 PM (FTXAT)

112 Oh did I say choke? What I meant to say was "shove up your ass".

Posted by: freaked


Don't feed the chickens.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 26, 2017 10:36 PM (vRcUp)

113 Childhood wish is still an adult wish.
Yep, still want a horse...and someday, just maybe I'll be able to get one.
Thanks for yet another great post. I don't know how you find all this interesting stuff.

Posted by: Just wondering at April 26, 2017 10:37 PM (WBYpW)

114 Jack Sock at 10:31,

Nope.

Posted by: colfax mingo at April 26, 2017 10:37 PM (mc8bR)

115 What is the end game in Venezuela?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:37 PM (IqV8l)

116 The CIA Created Fake Weed That Can't Get You High



Talk about a waste of time and effort. Did you tax money for this project?

Posted by: all the kids who bought bags of oregano at April 26, 2017 10:38 PM (tHwdc)

117 Peter Wolf (one of the best stage names ever) is dj on Tom Petty Sirius/xm channel right now, good stuff.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 26, 2017 10:38 PM (7dpmG)

118 Margarita, Miley,

Thanks so much for snapping me out of it earlier.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 26, 2017 10:38 PM (smD62)

119 I had a good day today! I... ok, I didn't.

but Keith Olbermann is a twat.

Posted by: mallfly Olbermann at April 26, 2017 10:38 PM (b7fwp)

120 "Don't feed the chickens."

Did you ever stop to think that this guy might actually be Col Sanders? I want to take every opportunity I can get to let him know how much his greasy fried chicken sucks.

Posted by: freaked at April 26, 2017 10:39 PM (BO/km)

121 Dream WEAVER? Well, shit...

Posted by: Boll Weevil at April 26, 2017 10:39 PM (bc2Lc)

122
40yo Woman, 15yo Boy
Empowerment Payback
Assertiveness Icon
Feminist Hero
Grrrl Power!

40yo Man, 15yo Girl
Amber Alert
Kidnapping Charges
Global Media Immediate Castration
Public Beheading Without Trial

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 26, 2017 10:40 PM (6sBpp)

123 Do you have traveling on your mind? It's one thing to go to a 3rd world country. It's another thing to go to a 4th world hell whole.


That's actually a Second World hellhole. The First World was capitalist, the Second World was Communist, and the Third World was the shitheads still working on providing clean water while they blamed the First World for their ineptitude.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 26, 2017 10:40 PM (SRKgf)

124
Peter Wolf (one of the best stage names ever)

Better than Magic Dick?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 26, 2017 10:40 PM (IqV8l)

125 Yep, still want a horse...and someday, just maybe I'll be able to get one.





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