Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (12/12/18 )

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

When you silence someone you don’t agree with or find offensive, not only do you implement the tactic used by the people you disdain; you also do yourself the disservice of missing out on a potentially meaningful conversation. You cannot affect change if you are not challenged. Nimesh Patel


Quote II

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;

Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;

We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;

And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.

We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.

In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.

We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over.

Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:

You will never be ignored again.

Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.

We Will Make America Wealthy Again.

We Will Make America Proud Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again.

And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America President Donald J. Trump

Quote III

“It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits,” Melania Trump

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Earlier this week The ONT covered YouTube's suspension of Gavin McInnes YouTube account. His suspension has been lifted and he is back.


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How much is enough? The State of California considers taxing text messages.

California may soon charge its residents a fee for text messaging, according to a report released by state regulators Tuesday.

The report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says the tax on text messaging would likely be a flat fee added to a monthly bill instead of a per text tax and the money would be used to fund programs that make phone service available for low-income residents welfare recipients.


Emphasis ONT added


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The New Christmas Tradition.

Yesterday, the usual "known wolf" - that's to say, known to the highest levels of the French security apparatus - killed three and wounded a dozen more in this year's first attack on a Christmas market - in Strasbourg. The jihadist yelled ...oh, go on, take a wild guess: Joyeux Noël? Bonnes Fêtes? No, he stuck to the traditional greeting.

Just over two years ago, in the summer of 2016, I met a delightful German lady who lives just across the border from Strasbourg and whose husband, in fact, was born and raised there. Along with her child, my friend, as I put it, "had found herself on the receiving end of some vibrant multicultural outreach from one of Mutti Merkel's boy charmers":

As a result, she no longer goes out after dark. She had also decided - with reluctance, because she enjoyed it - to cancel her participation in a local Christmas market, where she'd sung carols every year - in broad daylight.

'Why would you do that?' I asked.

'Because it's Christmas,' she said, 'and I'm worried Christmas will be a target


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What do I and Chrissy Teigen have in common? We won't be going to this cafe together anytime soon.
Eat All The Nutella All The Time At The New Nutella Café in NYC

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These statements are very concerning? No shit.

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) Gender & Women's Studies department shared this demand from a nine-point platform created by the National Trans Youth Council’s nine-point platform, prefacing the Facebook post with “something to believe in.”

"We call for the abolition of the police, ICE, borders, and the judicial system" Tweet This

“We call for the abolition of the police, ICE, borders, and the judicial system,” the NTYC platform reads.

Madeleine Hubbard, president of Turning Point USA at UIUC, called this demand “very concerning.

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All good things must come to an end. RIP Faith Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk Dinner.

For 70 years, Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Minnesota, served an annual lutefisk dinner on the second Tuesday in December. The community was settled by Scandinavian immigrants, and the church served a traditional dinner of lutefisk, lefse, boiled potatoes, meatballs, and other traditional dishes. The church has decided to discontinue the feast this year, and to get the community's attention, pastor John Klawiter wrote an obituary for the dinner, published in the Forest Lake Times. I guess it's true that more people read the obituaries than any other section of the newspaper. People outside of Forest Lake might think that the cause of death would be lack of participation due to a waning taste for lutefisk (a gelatinous dish made by reconstituting dried whitefish with lye), but that wasn't the case. Five hundred people came to eat last year. Go figure.

Ultimately, it was the aging of the volunteers that helped contribute to the decision to finally pull the plug on the 70-year tradition.


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Do you have a loved one who enjoys time in the kitchen? Is that loved one a disaster there? Gift ideas for the bad cooks.

Sometimes, even when following a recipe fastidiously and being extra careful around sharp knives, cooking just doesn’t go as planned. For some people, this happens once in a blue moon, but for others, it’s more of a routine event. But that shouldn’t stop them from trying. If you’ve got someone in your life who loves to cook despite their failed efforts, these gifts might help them find the top chef within.


Just a hint, Bluebell, Weasel and CBD wish lists are not in this article.

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Michael Bloomberg, rich, white, liberal and spouting off.

Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.

“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”

Except Mayor Mike is wrong. In fact, he’s not even close. Since 2000, minorities have committed about 55% of the murders in this country while whites were responsible for about 45%.


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Vermont businessman tells his local government they are #1 in his book.


Several weeks ago, Ted Pilkey of Westford, Vermont installed this massive wooden middle finger sculpture on his lawn atop a 16-foot-pole. From Boston.com:


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Has Euthanasia Gone So Far That Even The Belgians Are Shocked?

This was nakedly not “medical” but kill-happy doctors and a suicidal patient gaming the system:

“Sophie Nys [the euthanized Tine Nys] says that [the pro-euthanasia] Thienpont diagnosed Tine with Asperger’s and approved her euthanasia request after two or three sessions with Thienpont. Because Asperger’s is ‘incurable and chronic,’ it meets one of the legal requirements for euthanasia. Sophie said her sister was so intent on being euthanized she might have manipulated the test.”

It turns out that this doctor is responsible for killing off one in three patients euthanized for mental health related reasons in all of Belgium.

…and people still wonder how easy it was for the Germans to commit the Holocaust


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Charlemont, MA is making news. Residents of Charlemont reject Comcast for internet provider and will do it themselves.

A small Massachusetts town has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network.

Comcast offered to bring cable Internet to up to 96 percent of households in Charlemont in exchange for the town paying $462,123 plus interest toward infrastructure costs over 15 years. But Charlemont residents rejected the Comcast offer in a vote at a special town meeting Thursday.

"The Comcast proposal would have saved the town about $1 million, but it would not be a town-owned broadband network," the Greenfield Recorder reported Friday. "The defeated measure means that Charlemont will likely go forward with a $1.4 million municipal town network, as was approved by annual town meeting voters in 2015."

About 160 residents voted, with 56 percent rejecting the Comcast offer, according to news reports.


Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

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The ONT Musical Interlude



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You've been warned................

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Sit on my face by Monty Python is funny.

Forcibly sitting on one's face is a Genius Award Winner-1st Runner Up.

Via the New York Post, “Woman clubs boyfriend, sits on his face for refusing oral sex”:

A “very violent” mohawked Missouri woman clobbered her live-in lover as she demanded he perform oral sex on her, the victim and authorities said.

Amy Nicole Parrino, 43, was busted on charges of domestic assault and sexual abuse for the Sunday night incident that occurred at Parrino and the man’s Boone County home, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.

During the 9:45 p.m. attack, Parrino allegedly punched the man up to 25 times and struck him with a belt, cellphone and brass plate, according to the court filing.

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“I find the facts in the probable cause affidavit troubling,”, said the judge about tonight's I find the facts in the probable cause affidavit troubling,”">Genius Award Winner.

A mama Chihuahua and her four puppies are recovering at a Broward County animal shelter after a woman zipped them into a backpack, threw the pack onto bar tables and benches and wildly swung it around, authorities said.

Teresa Gardner, 27, was arrested at 3:12 a.m. Sunday after she showed up at Briny Irish Pub in Pompano Beach, where she “was seen roughly throwing the bag, containing the animals, onto the bar tables and benches,” an arrest report said.


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For every action there is a reaction. The reaction took awhile but it is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

For the last 40 years, Ron Elliott has been using a special pick-up truck to transport the bodies of dead Vietnam veterans to their final resting places free of charge – so when his faithful automobile finally started to break down, the community stepped up to help.

Elliott, who is a Vietnam veteran himself, had been driving the same 2000 Ford F150 for about two decades. It was the second vehicle that he had used for his labor of love, and it had wracked up roughly 150,000 miles before it started to die.

The side of the truck was emblazoned with the names of Vietnam veterans from Delaware who lost their lives in combat


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Comments

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1 Pretty but cold!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (kufk0)

2 ONT!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (ffYR/)

3 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (CLcKT)

4 4th

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (NLLmE)

5 nailed it

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (NLLmE)

6 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (2Pzfn)

7 Thanks MisHum!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (kufk0)

8 Beautiful first picture.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (2Pzfn)

9 Gray on gray.

I like contrasts.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (UsCnO)

10 One might say we have a "content"-rich environment here tonight...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (CLcKT)

11 top 20 on the ONT.

G'evening ONTers.

great content as usual, MisHum.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (GBteo)

12 Gavin McInnes is one of us.

Canadian tho he be.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (NLLmE)

13 Now to read that content!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (0tfLf)

14 Baby It's Gray Inside!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (qxq6t)

15 In that entire speech, PDT only said "I" three times. Compare and contrast to the JEF.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (NWiLs)

16 1 Pretty but cold!
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (kufk0)

Spoken like a true southerner.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

17 13 Now to read that content!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (0tfLf)



Never!!!!

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (NLLmE)

18 good evening

Posted by: wing at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

19 I kinda get the feeling the Mokawk woman's rage was not all about the oral sex. But I could be wrong.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (2Pzfn)

20 Good evening, wing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (Ckg4U)

21 @12
Technically he's been de-platformed and un-personed so pretty much the only way you will be able to hear from him is if he comments here.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (qxq6t)

22 I loved Christmas growing up in NY. People in California do not do a tenth of the public decorating they do back east. I miss all the lights sparkling on the snow.

Don't miss the snow though.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (EZebt)

23 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Every where you go.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (UsCnO)

24 Donald Trump is a Golden Scalped Two Scoop of a Magnificent Bastard.

GSTSoaMB.


Needs werk.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (NLLmE)

25 So did they find the Strasbourg guy?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (2Pzfn)

26 The lifting of Gavin McInnes suspension does not improve my opinion of EweTube.

Eat a bag of dicks you communist fucktards.

Posted by: We made Bill Nye wear the dress, happy now? at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (1L9V9)

27 MisHum, thanks for the PDT speech.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (zLDYs)

28 I love love love that top picture. Just beautiful.

And I actually have a few of the things on that list, MisHum! Does that make me a bad cook, I wonder?

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (U5tDi)

29 First they came for the text messages of Californians.


And I said nothing.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (NLLmE)

30 23 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Every where you go.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (UsCnO)

Take a look at the Five and Ten (this is a way back reference the kids do not get.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (2Pzfn)

31 Take a look at the Dollar Tree,
Sparkling for you and me.

Just does not have quite the same ring to it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (2Pzfn)

32 27 MisHum, thanks for the PDT speech.
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (zLDYs

While I was preparing quotes of the day, I came across PDT speech. I just didn't know what to excerpt from it. It is so damn good.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

33 I didn't know they decorated minarets for Xmas.

Posted by: Miklos, surprised again at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (zCyNd)

34 From the last topic, the Porsche 918 Spyder:

https://tinyurl.com/y729larf

887 HP, 0-60 in 2.2 seconds. If only Mikey Avenatti owned one, we could have bought it at his upcoming liquidation to cover his back child support.

Not sure if I like the 918 more than its predecessor the Porsche Carrera GT, the OG of ridiculous street legal cars, with its V10 Le Mans engine.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (icI8A)

35 That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (+F0Wk)

36 California may soon charge its residents a fee for text messaging, according to a report released by state regulators Tuesday.
The report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says the tax on text messaging would likely be a flat fee added to a monthly bill instead of a per text tax and the money would be used to fund programs that make phone service available for low-income residents welfare recipients.


Ah, you don't live in California. If you did, you would know that the last part of the sentence is not "welfare recipients," but "illegal aliens."

Granted, there is a very considerable overlap, but I am confident that that's the motivation.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (Vb4BV)

37 28 I love love love that top picture. Just beautiful.

And I actually have a few of the things on that list, MisHum! Does that make me a bad cook, I wonder?
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (U5tDi)

You a bad cook? Never, never. Even if you do pour syrup on French Toast.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

38 Wonderful ONT, MisHum - Thank You!

And thanks for posting PDT's awesome inauguration speech.

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (vUcdz)

39 While I was preparing quotes of the day, I came across PDT speech. I just didn't know what to excerpt from it. It is so damn good.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

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It is great in its entirety. Thank you.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (ffYR/)

40 Hi Honey, I'm home!

Posted by: ALH at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (cS3Yq)

41 Slap!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (KP5rU)

42 Punks on dope?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

43 25 So did they find the Strasbourg guy?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (2Pzfn)


Well, the important thing is that they had him on some sort of list.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Vb4BV)

44 Punks on dope?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

Ja!

Posted by: Nina Hagen at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (zCyNd)

45 I made Christmas cookies for the first time ever, this year. I can cook, but now I know that I can bake.

-I'm fairly awesome.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Ckg4U)

46 Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Ckg4U)

47 Even if you do pour syrup on French Toast.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (aA3+G)
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Not just any old syrup. Real, honest-to-goodness maple syrup, from Wisconsin.

The way God intended it.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (U5tDi)

48 Well, the important thing is that they had him on some sort of list.
Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Vb4BV)

Well, at least we know more than about Las Vegas, amirite?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (2Pzfn)

49 @43

You know who else has a list?

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (qxq6t)

50 The only car I'd rather own than a Carrera GT is a Tucker 48. But I'd be too scared to actually drive the Tucker.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (icI8A)

51 Santa?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (2Pzfn)

52 49 @43

You know who else has a list?
Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (qxq6t)

Me! And you're on it!

Posted by: Chris Jericho at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

53 Well, the important thing is that they had him on some sort of list.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Vb4BV)

"Fiche S" is French for Post-it Note

Posted by: Miklos, archivist at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (zCyNd)

54 Sheesh! on quote 1. Yes, the right is all Hitler, but they might have something to say.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (Y9zp1)

55 Take a look at the Dollar Tree,
Sparkling for you and me.

Just does not have quite the same ring to it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (2Pzfn)

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Take a look at the Dollar Store
A-glist-ening once more...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (+F0Wk)

56 I made Christmas cookies for the first time ever, this year. I can cook, but now I know that I can bake.

-I'm fairly awesome.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Ckg4U)
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Woo hoo! Good for you. Christmas cookies are the best. My daughter and her boyfriend just made some and the house smells wonderful.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (U5tDi)

57 You know who else has a list?
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Hitlery?

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (kufk0)

58 Santa, Hillary, and Hitler.

Those are the people who had lists.

And Alex.

And Stalin.

Where am I going with this? I may have gone too far.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (NLLmE)

59 Syrup ages?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (PUmDY)

60 California may soon charge its residents a fee for text messaging, according to a report released by state regulators Tuesday.

We should encourage the D's to do this nationwide. A lot of millennials think that there is a vast pool of people with "million-dollar incomes" who can safely be taxed to get them everything they want.

Taxing things that millennials use helps disabuse them of that idea.

Next up - a tax for swiping right on Tinder!

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (I2/tG)

61 But I will admit not being a car expert and I certainly can't debate specs. But I think it's hard for anything else to compete with the GT since it was the last road legal supercar with a stick shift. Too much legal liability, so other companies won't touch cars like that anymore.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (icI8A)

62 You can put syrup on any damn thing.

This isn't Soviet Germany.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (NLLmE)

63 "Woo hoo! Good for you. Christmas cookies are the best. My daughter and her boyfriend just made some and the house smells wonderful."
-Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (U5tDi)

I made eight different types and they all measured-up to "Mom-Standards".

I loves me some Christmas cookies.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (Ckg4U)

64 California will levy a flat tax on the phone bills instead of charging a per-SMS fee because text messages between iOS users go over the data connection and don't add to the SMS-per-cycle total unless they're sent to non-iPhone users.

If they taxed per text message, iPhone users' text messages to each other wouldn't be taxed. Which is basically outright robbery of money that the state should rightly have. But the state, in its wise beneficence, chooses to offer them a simple way to give the state the money that it's owed for the service it provides to them, viz. to have all the money.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (t+qrx)

65
MisHum, thanks for the PDT speech.


Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM


Ditto.

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (CLcKT)

66 Next up - a tax for swiping right on Tinder!
Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (I2/tG)

Not up on the tinder, is that 'would have sex with' or 'won't'?

Also, you'd think a demographic minded bureaucrat would tax the 'won't' swipe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (2Pzfn)

67 Slap! You hanging in there, amigo?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

68 Evening Horde!

Ibguy!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (9rIkM)

69 Strasbourg guy took a taxi to escape. Even he was smart enough not to trust Uber. Never know what dangerous foreign drivers will show up.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

70 Not up on the tinder, is that 'would have sex with' or 'won't'?

"Would have sex with."

P.S. I had to look that up on Wikipedia.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (I2/tG)

71 I made eight different types and they all measured-up to "Mom-Standards".

I loves me some Christmas cookies.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (Ckg4U)
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As a fellow cookie enthusiast, I salute you. I'm glad you're feeling up to making cookies, and eight types, no less.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (U5tDi)

72 69 Strasbourg guy took a taxi to escape. Even he was smart enough not to trust Uber. Never know what dangerous foreign drivers will show up.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

He might have gotten a Sikh!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (2Pzfn)

73 I'm doing okay, Insomniac. Not great, but another day, another step.

One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)

74 That is some mighty fine speechifin' by my President.

He mentioned God! Astounding that this grates on many in this country.

Too bad. Bigly.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (9rIkM)

75 Look on the bright side Slap - now that Harold Baines made it, your chances to get into the HoF skyrocketed.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (icI8A)

76 Warm, soft Snickerdoodles transcend the mere cookie and elevate to the truly heavenly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (2Pzfn)

77 Several weeks ago, Ted Pilkey of Westford, Vermont installed this massive wooden middle finger sculpture on his lawn atop a 16-foot-pole

I like this guy.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

78
Melania on the Bush:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6490329

DM finally put some pics up. Hopefully more will follow.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (f1Vqw)

79 I'm doing okay, Insomniac. Not great, but another day, another step.

One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)

And soon you are walkin' 'cross the floo-o-or!

Posted by: The Winter Warlock at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (+F0Wk)

80 First they came for the text messages of Californians.

I imagine that one just can't Opt-Out of receiving text messages if they want any sort of mobile service.

Think of the apps that will lose their ability to swarm the mobile device user's notification.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (lD3vL)

81 I've got more to make, bluebell. Mom wants pumpkin cookies and haystacks because she's a White Woman.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (Ckg4U)

82 I'm doing okay, Insomniac. Not great, but another day, another step.

One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)


Just keep on keeping on Slap!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (f3oO4)

83 47 Even if you do pour syrup on French Toast.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (aA3+G)
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Not just any old syrup. Real, honest-to-goodness maple syrup, from Wisconsin.

The way God intended it.
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (U5tDi)

I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

84 Great to read Pres Trumps quote again.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (wMHPW)

85 One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)


That's all you can do. Any word on the liver, if you don't mind my asking?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

86 Real, honest-to-goodness maple syrup, from Wisconsin.


The way God intended it.


Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (U5tDi)

I thought you were banned?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (wYseH)

87 So this is what the first 100 or so comments look like?

Posted by: Lurk at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (j3frD)

88 "Look on the bright side Slap - now that Harold Baines made it, your chances to get into the HoF skyrocketed."
-Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (icI8A)

*HAH!* I'm more of a Lee Smith type-of-guy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:18 PM (Ckg4U)

89 they had cpl on the local news just now. why isn't that fucking skeezer in prison riding brutus' anaconda? miserable little shitbag.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (KP5rU)

90 Punks on dope?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

Ja!
Posted by: Nina Hagen at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (zCyNd)



Ahem.

Posted by: The Tubes at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (fuK7c)

91

Pete Shelley "Homo Sapien". Still miss you, dude.



https://youtu.be/H4gIWhkD43s



Posted by: otho at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (LkFnL)

92 "That's all you can do. Any word on the liver, if you don't mind my asking?"
-Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

I'm at an "eight" on a scale of 1-25 on "The Ohio Sickness Scale", or something. ...as explained to me.

I need to get sicker before I even get on a list.

Catch-22. I'm healthy, but I have to wait to get sicker. Odd place to be.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (Ckg4U)

93 You think you're smart. Stupid, Stupid.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (PUmDY)

94 I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)
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Wow, really? Is he going to give you lessons?

There is some guy upthread making noise about banning me. Don't give him any syrup, okay?

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (U5tDi)

95 Ya know. Reading President Trumps speech I realized I was reading one of the greatest speeches written.

Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (i+qnA)

96 I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

Put me down for a gallon of grade B maple syrup.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:21 PM (QWpu1)

97 A lot of millennials think that there is a vast pool of people with "million-dollar incomes" who can safely be taxed to get them everything they want.

When you consider that just 40,000 (top 1% of earners) Californians pay half the taxes for that state...


Yeah, Mills might have something there. This time they are right. Millionaires will underwrite their virtue.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 12, 2018 10:21 PM (lD3vL)

98 Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (Ckg4U)

Gah. That sucks. I guess it sort of makes sense in terms of prioritizing recipients, but it still sucks.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

99 94 I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)
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Wow, really? Is he going to give you lessons?

There is some guy upthread making noise about banning me. Don't give him any syrup, okay?
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (U5tDi)

Yes, I have a couple of folks who want to teach me on the fine points of syrup making.

The guy you mentioned thought wrong you aren't banned. You know how to use a spork.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

100 When you consider that just 40,000 (top 1% of earners) Californians pay half the taxes for that state...

That's mind boggling.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (NLLmE)

101 66
Next up - a tax for swiping right on Tinder!

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (I2/tG)



Not up on the tinder, is that 'would have sex with' or 'won't'?
--------------------

So, officially, does this make California a pimp?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (UsCnO)

102 Top pic - is that the water tower in Chicago?

Posted by: Vertov at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (mDieY)

103 I've got more to make, bluebell. Mom wants pumpkin cookies and haystacks because she's a White Woman.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (Ckg4U)
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You're a good son.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (U5tDi)

104 "*HAH!* I'm more of a Lee Smith type-of-guy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:18 PM (Ckg4U) "

Smith was a perfectly reasonable choice - I wouldn't have voted for him, but he got over 50% of the BBWAA vote on his final ballot and he's certainly just as good if not better than guys like Sutter, Fingers, Gossage and even Hoffman.

Baines is a nice guy but not even close to a Hall of Famer and he never even got 7% on the BBWAA ballot.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (icI8A)

105 When you consider that just 40,000 (top 1% of earners) Californians pay half the taxes for that state...


Granny Clampett won't like that, no siree....

Posted by: Miklos from Bug Tussle at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (zCyNd)

106 So Feds got National Enquirer to fess up about squashing a story by buying the rights. Anyone remember LA Times buying that video and not releasing it?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc3b528z

Posted by: ryukyu at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (vKhgw)

107 Maple syrup comes from New Hampshire, maybe Vermont.

Canadian maple syrup is probably communist. Wisconsin is just one of those out there places. It can't possibly make good maple syrup. They're probably polite in the diners where they give you maple syrup that's not from New Hampshire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (fuK7c)

108 "Gah. That sucks. I guess it sort of makes sense in terms of prioritizing recipients, but it still sucks."
-Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

It makes all the sense in the world. I'm not really worried about myself, though. I've got others to worry about.

See? Another blessing! ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (Ckg4U)

109 I hope things work out for you Slap.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (NLLmE)

110 Fee Waybill has a gigantic head

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (PUmDY)

111 I'm at an "eight" on a scale of 1-25 on "The Ohio Sickness Scale", or something. ...as explained to me.

I need to get sicker before I even get on a list.

Catch-22. I'm healthy, but I have to wait to get sicker. Odd place to be.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (Ckg4U)

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

Sorry to hear this Slap, although I'm glad you are not that sick yet.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (ffYR/)

112 The guy you mentioned thought wrong you aren't banned. You know how to use a spork.

I'm going to do a test tap first week of Jan.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (LOq4H)

113 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907250270986240

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907413282545664

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907529594826752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907644552314880

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907748080304128

Posted by: kbdabear at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (0Ntuf)

114
... a waning taste for lutefisk (a gelatinous dish made by reconstituting dried whitefish with lye) ...


Try again, you buttmunchers.

The whitefish is dried using lye. It is reconstituted using water.

Good G*d Almighty, remind me never to accept a dinner invite at your dwelling.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (pNxlR)

115 The link is broken for the Genius Award Winner; the Chihuahua one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:25 PM (fDU8w)

116 You're wrong, Bander. Wisconsin maple syrup is delish.

You're just jealous, but that's okay, I understand.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (U5tDi)

117 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907856192647170

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907982143414272

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072908415985479680

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072908531538505729

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072908658219061248

Posted by: kbdabear at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (0Ntuf)

118 If there is lye in your diet....yer doin it rong.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (NLLmE)

119 I mean I don't want to bash Baines - it's the voters that blundered. But without exaggeration I could name 60 guys I'd put into the Hall before Baines, and that's lowballing it.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (icI8A)

120 Top pic - is that the water tower in Chicago?

Yep.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (I2/tG)

121 I'm healthy, but I have to wait to get sicker.


This is the basic operating principle of the British National Health Service.

Posted by: Miklos, off to the Mexican clinic at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (zCyNd)

122

Nice ONT once more, MisHum.


That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.


He's sorta tall for an elf, isn't he?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (HaL55)

123 First Lady Melania Trump took a ride on a V-f*ckin'-22 Osprey today!

(I'd never get on one...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:27 PM (CLcKT)

124 122

Nice ONT once more, MisHum.


That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

He's sorta tall for an elf, isn't he?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (HaL55)

Buddy in his punk years.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

125 "You're a good son."
-Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (U5tDi)

I'm just a guy with a keyboard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (Ckg4U)

126 Nice ONT once more, MisHum.


That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

He's sorta tall for an elf, isn't he?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (HaL55)

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

Buddy's life had spiraled out of control...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (+F0Wk)

127 fish made with lye. what could go wrong? icebacks, at the forefront of the culinary world.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

128
During the 9:45 p.m. attack, Parrino allegedly punched the man up to 25 times and struck him with a belt, cellphone and brass plate, according to the court filing.


Only by reading the fine print details would one learn that the brass plate was in Parrino's head.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (pNxlR)

129 Hey everybody.

Friday night is the Christmas party for everyone at my new job. I plan to take lots of video of my superiors in compromising positions. I'll be employed forever!!

Also, they have 'Secret Santa' but everyone is supposed to only get a $20 'white elephant' gift. I plan to get a Bob Ross Chia Pet. It's cute, but DON'T get mixed up and instead purchase the Bob Dole Chia Pet. Bleah!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

130 Y'all made me go back to 'tube and watch the Porsche 917 start-up vid(s).

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (RuIsu)

131 Maple syrup comes from New Hampshire, maybe Vermont.

Used the get my syrup from a tiny sugar house near Milford, NH. They finally closed so I get my syrup from Mansfield, VT.

I'm willing to give MH a chance though.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (QWpu1)

132 From the last topic, the Porsche 918 Spyder:

https://tinyurl.com/y729larf

887 HP, 0-60 in 2.2 seconds. If only Mikey Avenatti owned one, we could have bought it at his upcoming liquidation to cover his back child support.

Not sure if I like the 918 more than its predecessor the Porsche Carrera GT, the OG of ridiculous street legal cars, with its V10 Le Mans engine.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at D




the gt is a great car but nothing compared with the 918. really might rather have a 959.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 10:30 PM (MTjB1)

133 DON'T get mixed up and instead purchase the Bob Dole Chia Pet. Bleah!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

The Dole Chia pet comes with pineapple on it.

Posted by: Miklos, applies to pizza too at December 12, 2018 10:30 PM (zCyNd)

134 123; i would never ride on an osprey either. if it can't make up it's mind, (helo or aero) i aint riding in it. that shit just isn't right.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:31 PM (KP5rU)

135 fish made with lye. what could go wrong? icebacks, at the forefront of the culinary world.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (KP5rU)


When they aren't putting ammonium chloride in candy.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:32 PM (t+qrx)

136 115 The link is broken for the Genius Award Winner; the Chihuahua one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:25 PM (fDU8w

Thanks AOP, it should be working now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

137 In before 100? (refresh page: no)
In before... kbdabear? (search page: no)
In before... the Morning Report.
________

National Trans Youth Council?

If a "transgender woman" = man,
and a "transgender man" = woman,
then, is a trans youth = old person?

I thought that dude lost his case for that.

________

A "very violent" mohawked Missouri woman clobbered her live-in lover...

"She seems nice."

________

I remember window shopping on the Magnificent Mile, visiting the Water Tower, and the church across the street, in the snow, Christmastime, with our kids.

It was a different age, three decades ago.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 11 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (hpQEN)

138 Not sure if I like the 918 more than its predecessor the Porsche Carrera GT, the OG of ridiculous street legal cars, with its V10 Le Mans engine.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at D

P.J. O'Rourke called the 911 "that ass engined nazi slot car"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (0Ntuf)

139 Maple syrup is from Olympus.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:34 PM (PUmDY)

140 Victorians used to put Borax in sour milk.

Victorians were weird.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:34 PM (NLLmE)

141 The link is broken for the Genius Award Winner; the Chihuahua one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:25 PM (fDU8w

The link was broken when she hit it with the chihuahua.

Posted by: Miklos, applying FMEA at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (zCyNd)

142

Ahem.

Posted by: The Tubes at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (fuK7c)

I saw them live at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom in Hotlanta GA. Had a second row seat. What a blast of a show.
Fer realz. No opening act.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (HaL55)

143 No more lutefisk, eh? I suppose hakarl and surstromming are next...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (CLcKT)

144 "the gt is a great car but nothing compared with the 918. really might rather have a 959.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 10:30 PM (MTjB1) "

959 was the GT predecessor, right?

I'm sure the 918 is better with its specs - I mean it's got like 250 HP on the GT and it's currently the fastest street legal 0-60 on the planet. But the GT has its own charms as well.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:36 PM (icI8A)

145 That was one of the greatest inaugural addresses in American history.

If you have a problem with the sentiments he expressed, you're damn right I question your patriotism.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 10:36 PM (sdi6R)

146 qdpSteve's qTopic of the qEvening:

What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

(And yes, this is MY OWN idea for a topic, NOT someone else's, just in case you're wondering.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)

147 Victorians used to put Borax in sour milk.
Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:34 PM (NLLmE)


Nothing wrong with that, unless they drank it after.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (t+qrx)

148 I'm willing to give MH a chance though.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (QWpu1

I am humbled by this. Be patient, it will be 2020.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

149 I'd forgotten what a great and inspiring speech Trump made on the day of his inauguration. At what point in the speech did he "lose" the Establishment? Was it when he mentioned "Islamic Terror?" Was it when he said "Buy American?"

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (o1fzk)

150 Wow, BB

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (PUmDY)

151 Thanks AOP, it should be working now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

Indeed it is. Nasty skank, that. They should zip her into a body bag, and push her down a flight of stairs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (fDU8w)

152 "(And yes, this is MY OWN idea for a topic, NOT someone else's, just in case you're wondering.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U) "

When I was 12 my dad hosted an office Christmas/Hannukah party at our house, and my older cousin kept feeding me jello shots.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (icI8A)

153 more teigen information

discussing why her husband john legend no longer get to do her doggy style in marie claire.

the one part of her body she didn't think john ever saw: "john and I had a double date and we were joking around and I go, john;s never seen my butthole." and john says, "are you kidding" every time anyone does anything doggystyle you see a butthole. I see it every time." I was like, We are never doing it doggy style again."

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (MTjB1)

154

That was one of the greatest inaugural addresses in American history.



If you have a problem with the sentiments he expressed, you're damn right I question your patriotism.


There's an awful lot of people there who hate him because of those sentiments. What is wrong with them? Why can't they put themselves in someone else's place, even for a second?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (HaL55)

155 143 No more lutefisk, eh? I suppose hakarl and surstromming are next...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (CLcKT)

It won't be long and that Lutheran church will be a mosque and they will be eating halal goat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

156 wow, serial killers coukd get paid as doctors in Belgium

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 10:40 PM (BJlbN)

157 Nothing wrong with that, unless they drank it after.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (t+qrx)

I don't think borax is too toxic. Unless you are an ant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (fDU8w)

158 132: The Porche 917-30 had the track record at Talladega for quite a few years.

221 MPH

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (/oe9Q)

159 From the last topic, the Porsche 918 Spyder:

https://tinyurl.com/y729larf


That's awesome. An 882-hp hybrid which can take you twelve miles if you run out of gas. Lech mich am Arsch, EPA!

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (NAs56)

160 MisHum, you're Lutheran like I am. Question for ya:

Ever notice that so many Lutheran congregation members have the most, er, 'Germanic' last names anywhere? ;-)

Growing up and reading my church's weekly Sunday morning booklets, I always noticed that. (My family's name always seemed to really stick out, because it's short, Italian and yes, very similar to the name of a certain notorious young killer who's in the news lately.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (miE9U)

161 I had forgotten how excellent that Trump speech was.

...and congress has committed itself to stifling the message.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (Ckg4U)

162 Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?


Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (ZejZP)

163 151 Thanks AOP, it should be working now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

Indeed it is. Nasty skank, that. They should zip her into a body bag, and push her down a flight of stairs.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (fDU8w

Once again you show that you can be kinder and gentler than I.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

164 I had a couple of friends in high school liked liked to refer to themselves as white dopes on punk.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (p0nVR)

165

What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?


Never been to one. In fact, in the 10 years I've been with my present company I have never eaten lunch with anyone.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (LsBY9)

166 We should hide the fact we see their buttholes?

I cannot live a lie.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (NLLmE)

167
Chrissy Teigen, anatomical genius.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (pNxlR)

168 Slap, I'll sip a bit of bourbon here, in honor of you and your liver.

But mostly you.

*Cheers!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (QzJWU)

169 All the people in that town might die, but at least none of their books will burn......

Posted by: GWB at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (IVYWX)

170 "t's awesome. An 882-hp hybrid which can take you twelve miles if you run out of gas. Lech mich am Arsch, EPA!

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (NAs56) "

Imagine having to ask a guy in an F-150 to help you tow it to the gas station.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (icI8A)

171 I'd forgotten what a great and inspiring speech Trump made on the day of his inauguration. At what point in the speech did he "lose" the Establishment? Was it when he mentioned "Islamic Terror?" Was it when he said "Buy American?"
Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (o1fzk)


Here you go:
"For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished - but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered - but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country."

Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (T71PA)

172 broseidon, at a New Years party with my parents' friends that I and my sisters were invited to when I was about 15, the host (who, interestingly enough, was also a minor public figure in Orange County at the time) kept on pouring me small plastic glasses of champagne. :-)

Being young and wanting to please, I kept drinkin' 'em. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (miE9U)

173 156 wow, serial killers coukd get paid as doctors in Belgium


Should have moved there. Damn.

Posted by: Kermit Gosnell at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (/oe9Q)

174 I make it a point to ask obviously French people if they are from Belgium. They don't like it.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (PUmDY)

175 Hadrian, not a horrible idea.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (miE9U)

176 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (miE9U)

Well the Reformation started by Luther was in the heart of Germany.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

177 *HAH!*

Bless you, Jim.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:44 PM (Ckg4U)

178 171--Bingo

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 10:44 PM (o1fzk)

179 No One of Consequence #35:
That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

His elf-ears gave it away.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 10 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (hpQEN)

180 I make it a point to ask obviously French people if they are from Belgium. They don't like it.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (PUmDY)

Sprechen sie Belch?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (fDU8w)

181 This is why when people Tsk Tsk Trump it galls the fuck out of me.


Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (NLLmE)

182 162 Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?
Posted by: weft cut-loop



Comcast would have jacked up the rates and provide shitty service.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (/oe9Q)

183 MisHum, true, yup.
Just, even as a child, I noticed how uncommon it was to ever hear these last names, outside of my church.

The schools I attended OTOH were full of ordinary boring last names. Smith, Jones, Wilson, etc etc.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (miE9U)

184 Top pic is of the Water Tower in Chicago, you can see the John Hancock building in the background of the photo.

The Water Tower was one of the few buildings spared in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, back in the day it was part of the water pumping system.

It makes me sad to realize that all of our beautiful old cities have become leftist/socialist hive minds of hate.

Posted by: Boots at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (e9omi)

185 Should have moved there. Damn.
Posted by: Kermit Gosnell


Too much experience. They're not going to pay you the kind of money you're used to.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (NAs56)

186 What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

(And yes, this is MY OWN idea for a topic, NOT someone else's, just in case you're wondering.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)

Those Hessians party, man, they do party.

Posted by: Miklos, crossing the Delaware at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (zCyNd)

187
"Washington flourished - but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered - but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country."


There are progressive types who said the same thing 10 years ago and called it "neoliberalism". Those same people are now calling for Trump to be assassinated.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (LsBY9)

188 Never been to one. In fact, in the 10 years I've been with my present company I have never eaten lunch with anyone.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (LsBY9)


Am I being paid to attend the party? Will I be fired if I don't attend?

If not, then I'll stay home. Or take someone's shift so they can go.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (t+qrx)

189 >> We should hide the fact we see their buttholes?

Feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Hope Solo at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (f1Vqw)

190 I'm willing to give MH a chance though.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (QWpu1

I am humbled by this. Be patient, it will be 2020.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

You're good people MH.

Do you want the horde to suggest names for your syrup operation?

Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (QWpu1)

191 *His elf-ears gave it away.*

Elf ears are always the best clue.

Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (i+qnA)

192 It won't be long and that Lutheran church will be a mosque and they will be eating halal goat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:40 PM


Must. resist. the. urge. to. tell. the. tale. again. of. the. local. Episcopal. church...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (CLcKT)

193 MH #32:
While I was preparing quotes of the day, I came across PDT speech. I just didn't know what to excerpt from it. It is so damn good.

Honestly, I skipped it.

Because I want to just listen to and savor it again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 10 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (hpQEN)

194 162 Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (ZejZP)

I have no idea. As I have no dealings with Comcast.

But, looking at the amount of money to start that system and the numbers bandied about I thought it might be an interesting topic to discuss: Government acting in the capacity of a private business.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (aA3+G)

195 173 156 wow, serial killers coukd get paid as doctors in Belgium


Should have moved there. Damn.

Posted by: Kermit Gosnell at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (/oe9Q)
---------------------------

But it's not too late for me, I'll be right over.

Posted by: Ezekial Emmanuel at December 12, 2018 10:48 PM (e9omi)

196
Speaking of the "see my butthole" thing, that is apparently some feminist sticking point. Just a few months ago, I read some screed by some femi-loon about this.

Apparently there was a damned if you do, damned if you don't thing going on about it. If you tell her you see it, it's bad, and if you don't, it's bad too.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (f1Vqw)

197 Government acting in the capacity of a private business.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (aA3+G)

Yes!

Posted by: Cleveland Public Power at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (zCyNd)

198 183 MisHum, true, yup.
Just, even as a child, I noticed how uncommon it was to ever hear these last names, outside of my church.

The schools I attended OTOH were full of ordinary boring last names. Smith, Jones, Wilson, etc etc.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (miE9U)


You should have grown up in WI
Lots of German names.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

199
Single-provider services stink on ice, whether they're public or private.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (LsBY9)

200


Wow, BB

Waybill chased someone out the front door with a chainsaw. Lots of beautiful women onstage wearing only pantyhose and two strips of electrical tape. The final song, White Punks On Dope was hilarious. He comes out as Quay Lewd, the World's Tallest Rock Star in a silver lame suit and 18" platform boots with a gigantic dong that hung almost to his knee. Had the big Elton John glasses that spelled "QUAY" in lights and a big guitar in the shape of the letter "Q." Had a cameraman and video monitors on each side of the stage, which was a brand new idea at the time. Some of what they showed on them was live, and some was, um, other things. Anyway, Quay dies when a 20-ft-tall stack of amps falls on him and he comes back with two girls as angels helping him. Funnier than all hell. Their posters said, "They make Alice Cooper look like a Sunday school picnic."

A fun time was had by all in attendance.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (HaL55)

201 Xfinity, you peasant.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (PUmDY)

202 MisHum, sounds about right.

Growing up in SoCal, the older I got, the more Latin and Hispanic names I saw and heard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (miE9U)

203 There is ONE butthole.

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (NLLmE)

204 Do you want the horde to suggest names for your syrup operation?
Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (QWpu1)

Thank you.
And, the operation naming would be a great topic in an ONT say March 2020.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (aA3+G)

205 "Yes!"
-Posted by: Cleveland Public Power at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (zCyNd)

Dennis Kucinich and Municipal Light are a reminder of another camel's nose in the tent.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (Ckg4U)

206 If they taxed per text message, iPhone users' text messages to each other wouldn't be taxed. Which is basically outright robbery of money that the state should rightly have. But the state, in its wise beneficence, chooses to offer them a simple way to give the state the money that it's owed for the service it provides to them, viz. to have all the money.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (t+qrx)

I use imessage and whatsapp wayyy more than sms messages. I think youre probably right.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (GBteo)

207
It makes me sad to realize that all of our beautiful old cities have become leftist/socialist hive minds of hate.
Posted by: Boots


No, they claim to be anti hate.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (aKsyK)

208 Am I being paid to attend the party? Will I be fired if I don't attend?

If not, then I'll stay home. Or take someone's shift so they can go.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (t+qrx)

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

With a lot of jobs, you are noticed by your absence. Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (ffYR/)

209 MisHum, what syrup operation? And why March 2020?

Are you and CBD going to war over whether syrup belongs on French Toast or not? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (miE9U)

210
There's a topic on reddit about this. Some chick asking about what guy's think about seeing her butthole. Does it make you uncomfortable, she asked?

One reply, "Not seeing one would make me really uncomfortable".

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (f1Vqw)

211 203 There is ONE butthole.
Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven

And he was Prez from 08 to 16.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (LOq4H)

212 Hey, know what I just noticed?

Jim Acosta doesn't seem to have been opening his piehole and vomiting out bullsh!t as often lately. Wonder why that is... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:53 PM (miE9U)

213

Well speaking as a member of the Stock Exchange I would suck their brains out with a straw, sell the widows and orphans and go into South American Zinc.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 10:53 PM (UFLLM)

214
Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.

Posted by: Calm Mentor


Not going to advance with my job and at my age. No one wants me at a social function anyway.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:54 PM (LsBY9)

215 There are two types of people in this world...the ones who plea bargain with Mueller...and the ones who tell Mueller to go fuck himself. Do you know anyone who beat that scumbag? Yep..the effin presstitutes won't tell you. It was the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels who hung two juries...Mueller's witnesses we're rats who did worse than the 11 defendants. Mueller blew $20 million on the loss almost 40 years ago. Plus there is the juicy White Bulger connect...and Whitey gets whacked just off camera while Mueller is grinding his latest victims. Unlike state prisons Fed pens are safe unless someone on the outside wants you dead. He's a legal bully and a waste of human DNA. An embarrassment to me as an American. He belongs to the class that made up the Stasi like Frau Merkel. Why isn't this stuff known?

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2018 10:54 PM (SpbCl)

216 hogmartin and Calm Mentor, I've been introduced to this hot new topic called "networking."

As in, stop behaving like a hermit troll and maybe I can manage to get ahead at the job a tiny bit.

At this stage I'm willing to try ANYTHING. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (miE9U)

217 so when his faithful automobile finally started to break down, the community stepped up to help.
-----

Heartwarming story, but why am I not surprised that a 'journalist' would describe a pickup truck as an 'automobile'?

Hmm. F150. Probably the transmission. ;-)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (xSo9G)

218 With a lot of jobs, you are noticed by your absence. Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.
Posted by: Calm Mentor

If one had to work during the Christmas party, Company gave us 2 gift certificates to a nice restaurant.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (LOq4H)

219 December 17 National Maple Syrup Day. Someone tell CBD.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (bML9A)

220 I'll bet that close to 1 Billion humans have seen Hope Solo's Exhaust Port. Not in person, just bad pix and et cetera.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 10:56 PM (RuIsu)

221 Larsen, CBD'll be hiding under the bed with his fingers in his ears yelling "salt and butter! salt and butter!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:56 PM (miE9U)

222

I taste 4 buttholes.

Posted by: Don Lemon Party at December 12, 2018 10:56 PM (UFLLM)

223

Hey, know what I just noticed?



Jim Acosta doesn't seem to have been opening his piehole and vomiting out bullsh!t as often lately. Wonder why that is... ;-)


It's probably the same reason you don't miss hemorrhoids.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:57 PM (HaL55)

224 I've seen Hope Solo's buh hole and all I got was this lousy T shirt.

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 10:57 PM (NLLmE)

225 One reply, "Not seeing one would make me really uncomfortable".
Posted by: publius
------

We need to recruit this guy for the Horde.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

226 The Buh Hole is not a lie!

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (NLLmE)

227 BackwardsBoy true. At least hemorrhoids don't have press passes they think are sacred and then yell obnoxious questions at you while you're sitting on the pot :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (miE9U)

228
It occured to me today that one reason ice hockey is such a great team sport is how they penalize miscreants - by putting them in the penalty box for a prescribed period of time. Individual transgression with individual punishment, and at the time of the foul. What other team sport does that?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (pNxlR)

229 Note to the horde.


99.9999% of women have an anus. Butholes are a normal thing.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (0OmEj)

230 Some foods cooked/cured with lye:
lutefisk, olives, canned mandarin oranges, hominy, lye rolls, century eggs, pretzels, bagels

Posted by: Chuck C at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (YTxkQ)

231 I always blew off office Xmas parties. It was noticed and not positively, but I'm antisocial in general and I hate the pretense that relationships built on money are somehow friendships.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)

232 209 MisHum, what syrup operation? And why March 2020?

Are you and CBD going to war over whether syrup belongs on French Toast or not? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (miE9U


I moved to Northern WI where there is a healthy population of Maple trees. I didn't have time to locate trees this fall and build my operation.

As far as CBD, everyone has different tastes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

233 Howdy yall!

I hear Harry is getting laid, but the cat is an issue

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (PkVlr)

234 With a lot of jobs, you are noticed by your absence. Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (ffYR/)


If people started wondering why the cave dwellers from IT/OT weren't attending social events, it would be an unforgivable failure of our PR campaign. We have a reputation to uphold.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (t+qrx)

235 99.9999% of women have an anus. Butholes are a normal thing.

**The More You Know**
[playback of rainbow clip]

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (miE9U)

236 Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

++++

Try this math: do a survey of people who have dealt with Comcast for 5 or 10 years. I would be surprised if you get a positive response that gets above single digits.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (+dvpD)

237 Where is Log Cabin syrup from?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (PUmDY)

238
Individual transgression with individual punishment, and at the time of the foul. What other team sport does that?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (pNxlR)


Water polo?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (LsBY9)

239 Hadrian: if you don't shape up, they'll drown your horse!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (miE9U)

240 I hear Harry is getting laid, but the cat is an issue
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (PkVlr)


The cat's fine. It's the girl who might be a little squirrelly.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (t+qrx)

241 As far as CBD, everyone has different tastes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

An artisanal dildo with organic maple glaze would be a thoughtful gift.

Posted by: Ever helpful Miklos at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (zCyNd)

242 It occured to me today that one reason ice hockey is such a great team sport is how they penalize miscreants - by putting them in the penalty box for a prescribed period of time. Individual transgression with individual punishment, and at the time of the foul. What other team sport does that?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at D




well, the argument that hockey is such a shitty sport would be supported by the same argument. what other sport requires individual players to be hauled off the field and sequestered in a box away from everyone else on a regular basis. hockey is the only "sport" which saw fit to include the brig into it regular games.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (MTjB1)

243 Cosmic Charlie: it comes from lots of sugar. ;-)
Still tastes good though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (miE9U)

244 Slap, why did your liver get sick? Was it hepatitis?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (BJlbN)

245 My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (u5LFV)

246 We had our office Christmas lunch followed by happy hour at the local bar today. And I organized the entire shindig and it was widely acknowledged as one of the best we have had. I am rather excited about great everything looked!

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (4lu7W)

247 The number of people who like Comcast are the same as the number of wimmen without buttholes.

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (NLLmE)

248

BTW, I got some pecan praline liqueur at the liquor store the other day. It's not bad in a shot glass with an ice cube. Keep it in the fridge. Goes well with a Guinness for dessert.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (HaL55)

249 Be well all. I'm off to bed, may see you later. Old and tired here.

Dad's cousin died. J and I did set up a dinner but I'm not footing the bill for 14 people.

I'm the oldest of the next generation, but I live in the hometown. Had to set it all up, at a nice Italian restaurant

Guess I did a good thing, but I'm not paying the bill for my Dad's cousins. J says I worry too much but my crazy aunts make me do that
it will work out, cause no way I'm paying all that shit and they have stressed me out, big time.

Posted by: Farmer at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (yJ1e6)

250 I just drank some.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (PUmDY)

251 ..."As far as CBD, everyone has different tastes."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

When people see me sprinkling salt on my watermelon, they either gasp or back away slowly.

...and I like most Superhero films.

I may have admitted too much.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (Ckg4U)

252 Heartwarming story, but why am I not surprised that a 'journalist' would describe a pickup truck as an 'automobile'?

Hmm. F150. Probably the transmission. ;-)
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (xSo9G)

Heh! I think "automobile" can include pickup trucks. I often refer to my Suburban as "the car".

And both the transmission and transfer case are once again securely bolted into the Ford. Next chore is replacing the drive shafts, transmission crossmember, and exhaust crossover pipe, and filling up with fluids. Should be able to road-test it tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (fDU8w)

253
237 Where is Log Cabin syrup from?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (PUmDY)


High fructose corn syrup with maple flavoring? Iowa.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (pNxlR)

254 The number of people who like Comcast are the same as the number of wimmen without buttholes.
Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (NLLmE)


Actually funny you mention that. In a recent survey, Comcast was found to be less popular than syphilis-infected buttholes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (miE9U)

255 First picture I believe is Water Tower on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. But I don't see shell casings or people running for cover.

Posted by: ChupaMe at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (qE3QB)

256 Good did IC.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (NLLmE)

257 Hopeful prayers for you and yours...

G'Night, Farmer!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (Ckg4U)

258 hockey is the only "sport" which saw fit to include the brig into it regular games.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (MTjB1)

we should invent a game that features the Barrel

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (BJlbN)

259 ...and I like most Superhero films.
I may have admitted too much.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (Ckg4U)


"Everybody's got something to hide 'cept for me and my monkey" - John Lennon

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (miE9U)

260 He's a legal bully and a waste of human DNA. An embarrassment to me as an American. He belongs to the class that made up the Stasi like Frau Merkel.

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2018 10:54 PM (SpbCl)

..........

Mulears is indeed scum. And, It is known. Leftards just don't care.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (iF4iV)

261 What are the odds I'll bump into Chrissy Tiegen not in that Nutella restaurant.

I had the album with that Sit on My Face song. It brought back memories as did the subsequent song I Like Chinese, which brings a smile to this dour, this sour face.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (MkcN1)

262 236 Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

++++

Try this math: do a survey of people who have dealt with Comcast for 5 or 10 years. I would be surprised if you get a positive response that gets above single digits.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (+dvpD)

Lower than whale shit?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (aA3+G)

263 My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?
Posted by: Grannymimi
---------

No. Being a generous spirit, I'll make him an offer to take the junker off of his hands.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:05 PM (CDGwz)

264 We had our office Christmas lunch followed by happy hour at the local bar today. And I organized the entire shindig and it was widely acknowledged as one of the best we have had. I am rather excited about great everything looked!
Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (4lu7W)

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

Good deal for you!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:05 PM (ffYR/)

265 Wow, that Missouri woman who beat her boyfriend for not giving her oral sex is from the same county I currently work in.

Er, for the record I deny any personal familiarity with this lady or her backstory. If you'll excuse me, I need to go now and clear my Internet cache.

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (2PXwn)

266 "Slap, why did your liver get sick? Was it hepatitis?"
-Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (BJlbN)

No. It hung-out in the wrong parts of town. I told it to behave and punished it with beer and fatty foods, but it was an unruly, misbehaving organ from the inner-city.

It was not to be tamed. It had to learn the hard way.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (Ckg4U)

267 Comcast does indeed suck donkey balls.if i had any other option.....

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (0OmEj)

268 >> I'll bet that close to 1 Billion humans have seen Hope Solo's Exhaust Port.

Don't forget Lindsey Vonn. She showed hers off too -- I think it was some pics she sent Tiger Woods.

Hope gets all the attention, but Lindsey needs some love too.

Something about these Olympic chicks want to show off the starfish.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (f1Vqw)

269 ...I always blew off office Xmas parties. It was noticed and not positively, but I'm antisocial in general and I hate the pretense that relationships built on money are somehow friendships.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)



Doin' it wrong, there.

Show up early. Make a show of drinking precisely two beers. Discretely drop the bottle in the trash with 1/3 the beer still in the bottle.

Make the rounds, the hail-fellow-well-mets.

After 2nd beer, thank the host for the great party, babysitter called or whatever you've gotta make up, and depart.

You'll likely be gone before the first drunk manifests under the mistletoe.

Work reputation: Sterling.

Cost to psyche: 90 minutes of bad appetizers and banal conversation.

Seems pretty much just LIKE the workday, yes?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (QzJWU)

270 Missouri woman...stay away from me he he heeee...

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (NLLmE)

271 Take it easy!!!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (PUmDY)

272 It was not to be tamed. It had to learn the hard way.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (Ckg4U)

well, at least you showed it who's boss

my knee was mad at me today

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (BJlbN)

273 I don't do the office Christmas party. It's a hour and a half drive each way. This year, my husband is on diuretics, so definitely not going. I plan to retire as soon as the house sells, so I don't care about advancing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (Lqy/e)

274

When people see me sprinkling salt on my watermelon, they either gasp or back away slowly.


That's good eatin' back home in Alabama. I've done that more than once. And yeah, people look at you funny, like when you put peanuts in your coke-cola.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (HaL55)

275 I have never gone to a business Christmas party. My current company didn't even have one this year. I suspect things are not going well. Nobody is talking but I've been through this before in the Fed Contract world. More than likely, they have lost the contract. I'll be working for a new company next year. Maybe. I'm strongly considering bailing. The shop is about to lose everybody because the only person that can work there under the new contract is me. No thanks. The Secret Squirrels I've been working for the last decade worship the god of dysfunction and its grown tiresome. So after Christmas, me and my security clearance will be shopping for a new job at a different dysfuntional Fed contract. Shouldn't be too hard to find one in DC. Shitty and corrupt town but if you have a fairly high security clearance and the right IT certs, you'll find a job.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (/oe9Q)

276
Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (f1Vqw)

277 Nobody sane eats watermelon.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (NLLmE)

278 "My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?"

Do you mind if I call in a friend of mine? He specializes in 1973 Porsches, and I'd like to get his opinion.

Posted by: Rick from Pawn Stars at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (6XZdO)

279
Where is Log Cabin syrup from?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


Gay Republicans.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (aKsyK)

280 All goin' too fast for me tonight. Late, too. Gonna watch a little vid and head fer bed.

There was some chili, and some mashed potatoes, and trying to nuke the potatoes with chili on top turned it all into buttery potato chili. Comfort food combo. I'll sleep well.

Night.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 10 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (hpQEN)

281 "My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (u5LFV) "

Is it in good shape? Because yeah, those are super valuable.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (icI8A)

282 eleven, watermelon is one of those flavors I like far better artificial (as in candy) than real.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (miE9U)

283 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (/oe9Q)


Merry Christmas and Good Hunting Puddleglum

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (aA3+G)

284 And both the transmission and transfer case are once again securely bolted into the Ford. Next chore is replacing the drive shafts, transmission crossmember, and exhaust crossover pipe, and filling up with fluids. Should be able to road-test it tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (fDU8w)

........

May the road test proceed as planned with good results.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (iF4iV)

285 'well, at least you showed it who's boss
my knee was mad at me today.
"
-Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM

My knees are usually angry. They're going to be yuuuge as I age. Backyard football, soccer (fuck all of you) and running made sure of that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (Ckg4U)

286

Seems pretty much just LIKE the workday, yes?


Except for the "only two beers" part.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (HaL55)

287 the 73 carrera cold be worth a lot or nothing. depends upon condition.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (MTjB1)

288 I scatter the ashes on watermelon.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (PUmDY)

289
Farmer is having trouble with people stealing his watermelons. So he puts up a sign at the patch saying, "Attention: One of these watermelons is poisoned".

He gets up the next morning and sees someone has added some more text to the sign.

It reads, "Now two of them are."

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (f1Vqw)

290 Back in the 90s, the City of Commerce (Southern California) built their own cable system. They then contracted with a local cable company to provide service over their system. Since they owned the infrastructure, they had the power to kick out the one cable company and bring in another at their whim.

Actually, I think the contract was for something like a year at a time, so it wouldn't be a spur of the moment thing.

It made the local cable company very interested in keeping everyone happy so that they could continue to provide their service over the city's wires.

I have no idea what happened since then or if they are doing anything like that today. It seemed to work well at the time, and the cable tv subscribers seemed very happy with the arrangement.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (+dvpD)

291 Shitty and corrupt town but if you have a fairly high security clearance and the right IT certs, you'll find a job.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (/oe9Q)

Hiring now!

Posted by: Awan Sharia-compliant IT services, Inc. at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (zCyNd)

292 Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (f1Vqw)

Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

293 282 eleven, watermelon is one of those flavors I like far better artificial (as in candy) than real.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (miE9U)



Watermelon: WTF?

Watermelon Jolly Ranchers: Heaven

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (NLLmE)

294 "Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here."
-Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (f1Vqw)

Thank You!!! You were raised correctly!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Ckg4U)

295 277 Nobody sane eats watermelon.
Posted by: eleven

Ahhh, that's why I like it. (with salt)

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (LOq4H)

296 Seems pretty much just LIKE the workday, yes?
Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (QzJWU)


I gotta say, you're really not selling this 'outside-work social function' thing here.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (t+qrx)

297 "Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?"
-Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

I know... right?!? My buddies look at me like I'm the insane one.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (Ckg4U)

298 eleven, exactly.

Ralphs/Kroger was also selling actual watermelon pudding cups a while back. Wonder if they're still available anywhere.

I'd also love if Fanta introduced a watermelon soda.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)

299 Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here.
Posted by: publius


Why don't they just not buy the watermelon and eat the salt instead?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (ZejZP)

300 Salt on watermelon is an abomination unto the Lord...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (CLcKT)

301 My father's family put salt on sliced tomatoes. My mother's family put sugar on them.

Or the other way around. The point was that there's a right way and a wrong way and it's one of those.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (fuK7c)

302 Watermelon Airheads gum is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (PUmDY)

303
Is it in good shape? Because yeah, those are super valuable.
Posted by: Who is broseidon
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Well, there goes that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (CDGwz)

304 Thanks MH!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (/oe9Q)

305

Well, you take a nice watermelon, core out an appropriate hole, pour some salt in and...

*Ma Duece Opens Up*

GGAAHHHHHRRRRGGGG!!!!!!!! Thump. Bleed.

Posted by: Don Lemon Party at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (UFLLM)

306 I lightly salt cantaloupe. It's a flavor enhancer...that's why people use salt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

307 Evening all.

Wow, I can honestly say I've never heard of salting watermelon. And it's not like I'm some kind of culinary naif. Weird.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (LMcFk)

308 >> Why don't they just not buy the watermelon

While I do see stores carry the things, nobody with any self-respect eats a store-bought watermelon. You grow 'em yourself.

You then get a big knife and the salt shaker, go pick one, and sit under a shade tree and eat it.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (f1Vqw)

309 Salt and pepper on tomatoes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (PUmDY)

310 Well, you take a nice watermelon, core out an appropriate hole, pour some salt in and...


No. you stick a bottle of vodka in there, and "pickle" the watermelon.

Posted by: Miklos, falling off the watermelon wagon at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (zCyNd)

311 I know... right?!? My buddies look at me like I'm the insane one.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (Ckg4U)

Really? I not only salt my watermelon, I salt the salt I salt my watermelon with.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

312 If you deranged enough to eat watermelon you might as well salt it. FFS.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (NLLmE)

313 stop with the salt on sweet fruit already
It's just wrong

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (BJlbN)

314 AOP - Silver lining: Those nuts/bolts are probably practically spinning themselves off/on by now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (CDGwz)

315 May the road test proceed as planned with good results.
Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (iF4iV)

thank you

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (fDU8w)

316 Some people drill a hole and fill the watermelon with booze of some kind and let it soak in. Even that isn't enough to get me to eat it.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (6XZdO)

317 Oh noes! Here comes Gallagher!! Ix-nay on the atermelon-way!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (miE9U)

318 Salt on termaters is yum.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (NLLmE)

319 309 Salt and pepper on tomatoes.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

Oh my yes, that is candy to me.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (LOq4H)

320 "Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?"
-Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

I know... right?!? My buddies look at me like I'm the insane one.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (Ckg4U)

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I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (ffYR/)

321
My father and his family are sugar on tomatoes types. It's apparently rare because most around here are freaked out by it.

He puts Sweet 'N' Low on them now, since he's a bit diabetic. But he'll be 91 in a couple of weeks, so he can do whatever the fuck he wants, you ask me.

Putting sugar on them ruined me for tomatoes for years and years. It wasn't until about 10 years ago that I started eating tomatoes. The trauma of sugar on them took that long to erase.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (f1Vqw)

322 Barberettes cover of Santa Baby

https://youtu.be/fG6B9t3YxHI

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (mUa7G)

323 Putting salt on watermelon will get out of control. It will get out of control and will be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (/oe9Q)

324 I've become a salt snob...

The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" here at teh Zettaibunker... Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just makes everything taste sour, and what is "yellow prussiate of soda" anyway?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CLcKT)

325 I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
---------

You know how I know that you are not a Georgia native?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

326 "Why don't they just not buy the watermelon and eat the salt instead?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (ZejZP)

Because it wouldn't taste like watermelon?

-Salt is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself.

-Alton Brown

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T[/b) at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (Ckg4U)

327

No. you stick a bottle of vodka in there, and "pickle" the watermelon.

This. Or make a bong out of one. The watermelon, not the bottle of wodka.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (HaL55)

328 It's just there, isn't it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (l9m7l)

329 309 Salt and pepper on tomatoes.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

Oh my yes, that is candy to me.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (LOq4H)

You forgot the fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamico

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (LMcFk)

330 Stupid sock-tag.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (Ckg4U)

331 Salt on melon is a good thing. We buy watermelon here because its hard to grow.... Colorado season is to short maybe not warm enough. Cantaloupe is a different story.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 11:20 PM (0OmEj)

332 Good evening horde.

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (IYHxL)

333 You know how I know that you are not a Georgia native?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

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

Cuz I copped to being born and raised in a Chicago suburb?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (ffYR/)

334 Meme at FB:

"You told us that you didn't like plastic disposable drinking straws. We listened.

Starting in 2019, all of our straws will be made of 100% ivory." - McDonalds Corporation

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (miE9U)

335
Evening, all.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (oGNNA)

336 You forgot the fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamico


Aceto balsamico is the nectar of the gods but it does not go on Caprese.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (fuK7c)

337 The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" here at teh Zettaibunker... Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just makes everything taste sour, and what is "yellow prussiate of soda" anyway?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto
-----

Ah! See? This speaks directly to my suggestion that we recycle road salt.

We could call it, oh, 'Asphsalt'. "Saving the Planet by Recycling Consumables"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (xSo9G)

338
what is "yellow prussiate of soda" anyway?

Eat it and you want to invade your neighbors.

Actually it's sodium ferricyanate. An anticaking ingredient.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (LsBY9)

339 AOP - Silver lining: Those nuts/bolts are probably practically spinning themselves off/on by now.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (CDGwz)

Getting that way. And I know the ones I need to use the shorty ratchet on, too. I replaced the top starter bolt with a stud. A lot easier to spin a nut onto a stud than to try and start a 2" long screw in a hard-to-reach space.

And I got real lucky mating the transmission up to the engine. Torque converter studs were lined up perfectly with the holes in the flex plate, and it all came together first try. Of course, I made an effort to "clock" the converter so that would happen, but it's easy to be off just a tad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (fDU8w)

340
Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

..........

Only among the savage.

Salt and pepper on muskmelon. Yum.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (iF4iV)

341 The purpose of attending a Corporate Christmas Party isn't to have a yee-haw good time at a "Christmas Party".

No, it's to get that "sociable" ticket punched at the quota mark, show "team player", and keep one's self from sliding downward in the consideration of one's peers and management.

Get in, be seen, be nominally sociable, get out.

And having been in upper management and the executive suite (Fortune 1000 company), I can doubly vouch for the "Two and Out" tactic as a Senior Manager.

NEVER let your subordinates fuel their gossip via your actions at a corporate social function.

Two beers, buy 'em all a round, and get the hell away from there, fast.

Be gone before they get the party going. You don't want no part of that stinkin' up your suit the next workday at the office.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

342 Publius, Sweet n Low? That is SICK

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (PUmDY)

343 -Salt is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself.


-Alton Brown

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T[/b) at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM


I would posit that MSG is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself...

Most things, anyway!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (CLcKT)

344 Jim, sounds good

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (miE9U)

345 "I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world."
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (ffYR/)

I can't do that anymore, unless it is the only thing I eat all day. Lowering sodium can suck, at times.

I've figured-out other ways, though. Chicken takes on spices like nobody's business. It takes to everything rather well.

I won't "miss" the sodium, but it can be a bitch to plan around it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (Ckg4U)

346 When I had Comcast, I had to call them for repairs at least twice a year. and the modem was only good for a year or two. The last time I saw the AT&T service truck was five year ago when the guy showed up to install the system. I'd say they probably saved a million $'s doing it themselves.

Posted by: davo at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (sMLEE)

347 Muskmelon?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (fuK7c)

348 Aceto balsamico is the nectar of the gods but it does not go on Caprese.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (fuK7c)


It goes on mine. But I forgot the Olive Oil, duh.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (LMcFk)

349 I like to dip my tomatoes in arsenic and formaldehyde! Keeps me young!!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (miE9U)

350 Of course, I made an effort to "clock" the converter so that would happen, but it's easy to be off just a tad.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------

The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (xSo9G)

351 347 Muskmelon?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (fuK7c)

......

Cantaloupe

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (iF4iV)

352 Bandersnatch, that's coming once Elon gets elected POTUS in 2032

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (miE9U)

353

The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" here at teh
Zettaibunker... Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just
makes everything taste sour, and what is "yellow prussiate of soda"
anyway?

I switched over to Eyetalianics Sea Salt and Kosher salt. B'Gal needs the potassium chloride fake salt because CHF. I should use it too, but I hardly ever salt anything anymore as it is for the same reason, so why not use the good stuff?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (HaL55)

354
My father puts pepper on cantaloupe along with the salt.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (f1Vqw)

355 Wow.
I actually used to go to that Lutefisk dinner in good old Forest Lake MN! Funny to see it here.
I used to go with my grandparents. I only ate the meatballs and deserts. Sad to see it end.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (L3YlV)

356 I know where you get your stash from.

Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)


You realize this is the backstory/McGuffin of The Happytime Murders, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (mUa7G)

357 My father puts pepper on cantaloupe along with the salt.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (f1Vqw)



For God's sake cantaloupe needs all the help it can get.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (NLLmE)

358 Salt is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T[/b) at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM

I would posit that MSG is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (CLcKT)


So, not a big LSD crowd tonight. 'k.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (t+qrx)

359 Be gone before they get the party going. You don't want no part of that stinkin' up your suit the next workday at the office.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

At the last two company Christmas parties I attended, I was asked to keep myself reasonably presentable, because if the cops showed up (not the first time) it was my job to deal with them.

Maybe Hungarian Christmas parties are different.

Posted by: Miklos, pulling time and a half for that at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (zCyNd)

360 My mom used to cut bananas in half, salt them and eat it with a fork. She used to smoke the longest cigarettes you've ever seen, I think they were Lark 1000's.



She was an odd woman.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (4thlk)

361
The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.

If it goes perfect, you'll find a part on the bench...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (LOq4H)

362 Elon is/was an immigrant right not a natural born citizen. Although we had that whole kerfuffle with Barky...

Posted by: Boots at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (e9omi)

363 I won't out cantaloupe in my fruit salad. It bullies the other fruits.

...and "muskmelon" is rare, even in Europe.

...where they keep the muskmelon.

...and raise them from birth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (Ckg4U)

364 hogmartin, what does LSD make things taste like? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)

365 It's not worth it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (l9m7l)

366 lightly salt cantaloupe. It's a flavor enhancer...that's why people use salt.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

No, fresh ground pepper on cantaloupe. Seriously, try it..

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

367 324 I've become a salt snob...

The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" . . . Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just makes everything taste sour . . . .

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CLcKT)

.....

Its the iodine in table salt that tastes bitter.

Bleck

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (iF4iV)

368 Thirst!

and what a shitload of content too...

bur first, my dinner from In-n-Out, because that's what a hamburger's all about.

BIAB!

(not that anyone gives a shit, of course.)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (YtJs4)

369 AOP. You n' Slap need to connect sometime soon.

His liver needs an overhaul.

You think he's Metric or Standard?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (QzJWU)

370 If it goes perfect, you'll find a part on the bench...
Posted by: some rat
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Or drop the bolt that is needed to hold it in place.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (CDGwz)

371 Kinky!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (PUmDY)

372 LSD makes everything taste like Pink Floyd.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (NLLmE)

373 @359 At the last two company Christmas parties I attended, I was asked to keep myself reasonably presentable, because if the cops showed up (not the first time) it was my job to deal with them.

Maybe Hungarian Christmas parties are different.
-----------------

So instead of a designated driver, you have a designated doorman?

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (Fp6vo)

374 Its the iodine in table salt that tastes bitter.



Bleck

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (iF4iV)

---
so use un-iodized salt... they sell it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (YtJs4)

375 Yes, salt on watermelon. And salt on grapefruit.

Posted by: davidt at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (jGvbj)

376 "AOP. You n' Slap need to connect sometime soon.
His liver needs an overhaul.
You think he's Metric or Standard?
"

-Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
-Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (QzJWU)

Standard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (Ckg4U)

377

I use watermelons to keep my colon in tone.

Or is that cucumbers, I forget.

Posted by: Anderson Pooper at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (UFLLM)

378 And salt on grapefruit.


banned

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (NLLmE)

379 What is the worth of it?

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (iF4iV)

380 >>>All good things must come to an end. RIP Faith Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk Dinner.

This wasn't a real church anyway. It's a shit church. They are ELCA. http://www.faithfl.org/about-us/about-faith-lutheran/

If another one of these fake liberal outfits go belly up, it's a win for Christendom.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (/qEW2)

381 so use un-iodized salt... they sell it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (YtJs4)

I think Alex Jones sells salt de-iodizers

Posted by: Miklos, grain alcohol and rainwater, barkeep at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (zCyNd)

382 "LSD makes everything taste like Pink Floyd."
-Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (NLLmE)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (Ckg4U)

383
Its the iodine in table salt that tastes bitter.

Bleck

Posted by: Smaug


Just wait until you get a goiter! You won't be bleching then!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (LsBY9)

384 You think he's Metric or Standard?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (QzJWU)


Whitworth, of course

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (LMcFk)

385 Be gone before they get the party going. You don't want no part of that stinkin' up your suit the next workday at the office.

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

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

Yep. Learned that one the hard way at 25 years old. Got stupid once and got an undeserved rep that lasted for the ten years I was there. It don't take much.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (ffYR/)

386

The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.



If it goes perfect, you'll find a part on the bench...


This is true. Especially the second sentence.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (HaL55)

387 I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (ffYR/)

What doesn't exist, salt or watermelon? I know other people that don't like watermelon.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (Rz2Nc)

388 hogmartin, what does LSD make things taste like? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)


Salt.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:32 PM (t+qrx)

389

You thought Paris taking the watermelon up her cooter was amazing? Watch this...

Posted by: Mr. Slave at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (UFLLM)

390 Kosher salt, sea salt, I've got all that -- yet, still I gots to have my Himalayan mountain salt!

And Tellicherry black pepper, fresh from a grinder...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (CLcKT)

391

so use un-iodized salt... they sell it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (YtJs4)

........

No way.

Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (iF4iV)

392 Tajin on mango will knock your socks off

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (PkVlr)

393 388 hogmartin, what does LSD make things taste like? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)

Salt.
Posted by: hogmartin



So don't put LSD on watermelon. Use vodka instead. Or rum.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (/oe9Q)

394
Vinaigrette on everything.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (oGNNA)

395 Salt? With watermelon?

Gringos be crazy.

Posted by: Jesus Miguel de Miklos, setting up the tequila at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (zCyNd)

396 What doesn't exist, salt or watermelon? I know other people that don't like watermelon.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (Rz2Nc)

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Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

397 Geeze...watching Dem talking heads on Fox is extremely distressing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (xSo9G)

398 I love Benedictine dip.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:35 PM (PUmDY)

399 I don't think borax is too toxic. Unless you are an ant.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (fDU8w)


MSDS says Borax is less toxic than salt.

My favorite story is the guy who was making coffee in a lab and though he was stirring in non-dairy creamer when he had grabbed the container of Borax, and couldn't figure out why it wasn't going milky faster.

He got read the lab safety regs after they got the spit up coffee off the floor, and got verification from the poison control phone line that no-one was going to die from that incident.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (mUa7G)

400 Nurse ratched!
Waves across sound.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (LOq4H)

401 I've been watching 1983 on Netflix. Interesting show, but I'm dissatisfied with it. I was hoping to get a show that took a look at Poland under Communism (the idea behind the show is that in 1983, there were a series of terrorist bombings that caused Poles to unite under the Communist Party's leadership; it's now 20 years later, and the Iron Curtain is still in place, although Poland is semi-independent of the USSR's control). But no such luck, imo. The series feels more like modern-day China, with the PRC's more fascist approach to things, and a muted hand of the Party. The Party's there, and an important part of the background. But it's mostly just in the background. The setting doesn't seem nearly as soul-destroyingly claustrophobic as I would have thought it should be.

And the 1983 segments seem awfully bland and generic. They're important to the plot. And there's a (probably peaceful) anti-government group. But again the group is generic. From what I understand, Solidarity was very important in the real world 1983. But Solidarity hasn't been mentioned even once in the series.

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (Fp6vo)

402 Off un-iodined salt swollen throat sock

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (iF4iV)

403 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (xSo9G)

y

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at December 12, 2018 11:37 PM (IYHxL)

404 230 Some foods cooked/cured with lye:

The cake is a lye.

Posted by: Portal at December 12, 2018 11:38 PM (QZGEv)

405 Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (mUa7G)


That's what happens when you mess with Gods nectar

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:38 PM (aA3+G)

406 Picking up the slack here.

Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:39 PM (NLLmE)

407 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)


It's pretty amazing on tomato slices. Just a pinch of kosher salt, you don't need much at all. Just sprinkle it on and give it a minute or so to dissolve into the juice and disperse throughout from osmosis or diffusion or convection or the Coriolis effect or whatever.

Maybe centrifugal force, I dunno.

Really, it's worth trying, enough that I wouldn't write off salt on watermelon outright even though it sounds odd.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (t+qrx)

408 Off to look in the other corners. Good night.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (l9m7l)

409 Hiya rat!!!!!


How's the peninsula?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (PkVlr)

410 That's what happens when you mess with Gods nectar
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

We talking booze here?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (LOq4H)

411

And Tellicherry black pepper, fresh from a grinder...

I gotta find me some of that. How did I live so long without a pepper mill in my kitchen?
Update: Amazon has that pepper plus the Himalayan pink salt and two grinders for under $40. Guess what Santa's bringing me this Christmas?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (HaL55)

412 -Posted by: Portal at December 12, 2018 11:38 PM (QZGEv)

Aperture science.
We do what we must.
Because we can.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (Ckg4U)

413 Benedictine Dip is for feebs, Gypsies, and ne'er-do-wells.

Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (NLLmE)

414 What really sucks ass is getting that rep for heavy drinking only because you have a Neuro disease that takes your balance speech and motor skills. I always lived in fear of having to pass a roadside. Let alone the rumors that always had a way of being passed. I thank god i was able to retire. Ihatemylife sometimes.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (0OmEj)

415 Aperture science.
We do what we must.
Because we can.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (Ckg4U)


Thank you for helping us help you help us all.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (t+qrx)

416 G'Night, BeckoningChasm.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (Ckg4U)

417 The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (xSo9G)

This is true. Also true: When using one arm to steady a precariously-balanced part, the block of wood needed to support it is always just out of reach of the other arm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (fDU8w)

418
Good night, Hordians. Here's hoping I don't wake up at 5:00 when I don't have to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (LsBY9)

419 "Thank you for helping us help you help us all."
-Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (t+qrx)

Top-Three-Game.

The tune at the end was a spine-tingling Bonus... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (Ckg4U)

420 Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (LOq4H)

No, coffee

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (aA3+G)

421 G'Night, Hadrian the Seventh.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (Ckg4U)

422 Is it true that tellicherry was invented by Telly Savalas?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (miE9U)

423 409 Hiya rat!!!!!


How's the peninsula?
Posted by: Nurse ratched

Island sweetie, Island. It's all good. Getting a lot done, and am really doing a good job ignoring the shit I don't want to do.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (LOq4H)

424

'Night BC and Hadrian.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (HaL55)

425 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

I love salt on freshly-sliced 'maters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (fDU8w)

426 Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (ZejZP)


Comcast declined to run fiber optics in my community, so the city, who already has municipal water, sewer and power, decided to do a municipal telecom.
My phone and internet went from 110/mo for lousy and slow internet and phone to 69/mo for moderately OK phone service and better internet than my computer really can take advantage of.

When we have a service issue we can call and get a resolution, they will do a box exchange if you walk it in, and if things are really jacked up, we can drive down to the main office and complain to the manager. It is much nicer than trying to get through a massive phone tree where you never speak to a human

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:44 PM (mUa7G)

427 an' every one was an Hadrian
Never had a Willy or a Sam
I'm the eighth old one I'm Hadrian
Hadrian the eighth I am

Posted by: Hadrian the Eighth at December 12, 2018 11:44 PM (fuK7c)

428 Mustard, sauerkraut, and corned beef with Panini buns carved from cantaloupe. You'll be in heaven.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (iheln)

429 No, coffee
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Very well, carry on then.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (LOq4H)

430 What's a "mater"?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (CLcKT)

431 "What's a "mater"?z"
-Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (CLcKT)

A Tomato.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM (Ckg4U)

432 It's been a while since I've had Sauerkraut.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM (pgXNG)

433 What's a "mater"?


Nuttin. What's a mater wit you?

Posted by: Curly at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (fuK7c)

434 When we have a service issue we can call and get a resolution, they will do a box exchange if you walk it in, and if things are really jacked up, we can drive down to the main office and complain to the manager. It is much nicer than trying to get through a massive phone tree where you never speak to a human
Posted by: Kindltot at D




that is what people refer to these days as cable. the really good ones will bring you the box if you want.

where the hell do you live and what is so wrong with your city that you were banned from fiber?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (MTjB1)

435 Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (NLLmE)


........

Eleven ways to leave your goiter.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (iF4iV)

436 Hadrian the eighth I am

Posted by: Hadrian the Eighth at December 12, 2018 11:44 PM (fuK7c)


I'm asking Trump to put you on the wall project

Posted by: Miklos Carpatiensis at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (zCyNd)

437 went to the office christmas party. Got there late but just in time for the boss's stemwinder. I positioned myself so he would be able to see my face as he spoke. I had two glasses of wine, two meatballs, chatted up six people and split. If I get paid to spend time with people I"m reluctant to do it for free.

Posted by: vivi at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (11H2y)

438 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

Interesting. Along with melon, tomatoes is another fruit good with pepper, I do, do a dash of salt with them too though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)

439 Sounds like Seventh Son, great song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:48 PM (PUmDY)

440 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

I love salt on freshly-sliced 'maters.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (fDU8w)

---------

Different strokes and all that. Never had a problem with those who do. Just don't tell me I am not doing it right.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (ffYR/)

441 you need to remember, when you are going to holiday parties that amateurs wear the mistletoe hat, morons wear the mistletoe on their belt buckle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (MTjB1)

442 I knew someone who salted his coffee. Never tried it myself.

Posted by: davidt at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (jGvbj)

443 The tune at the end was a spine-tingling Bonus... lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (Ckg4U)


Yep. That game was one complete package, everything about it was fun and funny and polished. "Still Alive" is tons of fun and easy to play too.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (t+qrx)

444 went to the office christmas party. Got there late but just in time for the boss's stemwinder. I positioned myself so he would be able to see my face as he spoke. I had two glasses of wine, two meatballs, chatted up six people and split. If I get paid to spend time with people I"m reluctant to do it for free.
Posted by: vivi at D




so he knows you were not listening to his stemwinder.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (MTjB1)

445 A Tomato.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM


So... Not a "cuke", then?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (CLcKT)

446 432 It's been a while since I've had Sauerkraut.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM (pgXNG)

............

Way too long.

Posted by: Frau Merkle at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (iF4iV)

447 Tomatoes are best consumed in juice form, with some celery salt, Tabasco, and..oh yes, vodka.

Posted by: Miklos looking forwatd to breakfast at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (zCyNd)

448 What's a "mater"?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto
--------

Mother. Though why one would salt one's mother escapes me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

449 I knew someone who salted his coffee. Never tried it myself.
Posted by: davidt at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (jGvbj)


No sugar, tonight?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (t+qrx)

450 442 I knew someone who salted his coffee. Never tried it myself.

Unc would salt his beer.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (LOq4H)

451 Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (ffYR/)

I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

452 Though why one would salt one's mother escapes me.


Salting the cavities is the first step in embalming.

Or curing.

Your choice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (fuK7c)

453

I'ma gonna hafta try pepper on a tomato. Salt is wonderful on it. A big ol' thick slice of a good Big Ugly 'mater with a dash of salt = almost Heaven.

And on that gastronomical note, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (HaL55)

454 Salting coffee makes terrible coffee bearable but that's about it. And it has to be pretty lousy to begin with for salting to make it better.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (t+qrx)

455
I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

..........

Just you wait.

Posted by: Frau Merkle at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (iF4iV)

456 "I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

Just give 'em a minute.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:53 PM (Ckg4U)

457 where the hell do you live and what is so wrong with your city that you were banned from fiber?
Posted by: yankeefifth
------

Content.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:53 PM (CDGwz)

458 G'Night, BackwardsBoy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM (Ckg4U)

459 What's a "mater"?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto




in the old country, where arranged marriages were common, each family hired one person, a mater, to accompany the newly wed couple into their bed chamber. when all the screaming and yelling were done the maters would get behind the bride and groom, force them together, and hold them there until the marriage was consummated.

curiously, the mater hired by the brides family would stand behind the groom and the mater hired by the grooms family would stand behind the bride.


Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM (MTjB1)

460 Rat,


Sorry. Braindamage. I can see the ferry from my living room. Are you close?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:55 PM (PkVlr)

461 Watermelon with maple syrup? This could be trouble.

Posted by: Miklos de-escalating the produse war at December 12, 2018 11:55 PM (zCyNd)

462 I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

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Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

463 Just you wait.

Posted by: Frau Merkle at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (iF4iV)

That's MY line, b*tch!

Posted by: Liza Doolittle at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (zCyNd)

464 Sorry. Braindamage. I can see the ferry from my living room. Are you close?
Posted by: Nurse ratched

No, the Blodel is my backyard.
Are you Alki or Magnolia?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (LOq4H)

465 "in the old country, where arranged marriages were common, each family hired one person, a mater, to accompany the newlywed couple into their bed chamber. when all the screaming and yelling were done the maters would get behind the bride and groom, force them together, and hold them there until the marriage was consummated.

curiously, the mater hired by the brides family would stand behind the groom and the mater hired by the grooms family would stand behind the bride.
"
-Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM (MTjB1)

This is still a tradition in Latvia and Peruvia.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (Ckg4U)

466 in the old country, where arranged marriages were
common, each family hired one person, a mater, to accompany the newly
wed couple into their bed chamber. when all the screaming and yelling
were done the maters would get behind the bride and groom, force them
together, and hold them there until the marriage was consummated.


curiously, the mater hired by the brides family would stand behind
the groom and the mater hired by the grooms family would stand behind
the bride.


Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM


So, Hungary, then?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (CLcKT)

467 Alki point. Just up the hill from the lighthouse

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:58 PM (PkVlr)

468 "Watermelon with maple syrup? This could be trouble."
-Posted by: Miklos de-escalating the produse war at December 12, 2018 11:55 PM (zCyNd)

It won't end well. Most of us can see it from here, but we refuse to acknowledge the warning signs.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (Ckg4U)

469 So, Hungary, then?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at D



lol.



Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (MTjB1)

470 https://tinyurl.com/ycxem5qc

Keith Richards has quit drinking. He'll be dead in a week.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (/oe9Q)

471 Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)


Fuck Invective

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (aA3+G)

472 This is still a tradition in Latvia and Peruvia.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (Ckg4U)

And damn expensive in San Francisco (but necessary).

Posted by: Dr. Ruth, sniper and sexologist at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (zCyNd)

473 "And damn expensive in San Francisco (but necessary)."
-Posted by: Dr. Ruth, sniper and sexologist at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (zCyNd)

It's a tax, a wax and a dessert-topping.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:01 AM (Ckg4U)

474 467 Alki point. Just up the hill from the lighthouse
Posted by: Nurse ratchet

Wow! Nice, sometime I'll tell you a sailing story involving me, the former Mrs. Rat, incoming tide and north wind, between Blake Island and Alki...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (LOq4H)

475 when the maters had successfully completed their assignment there would be a horrendous mooing sound to notify the brides family that the consummation had been completed was made by the bride.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (MTjB1)

476 Gallery of the beauty Mari Brennan who should have played Wonder Woman. Nudes exist as well. You're welcome.

http://saradas.org/index.php?topic=196043.0

Posted by: literally serious at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (Y2VBD)

477 So, Hungary, then?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (CLcKT)

Oh no. In Hungary the deal is considered well managed if the wedding precedes the first birth.

Posted by: Miklos, from the old country at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (zCyNd)

478 I hold the copyrights.

Posted by: Frau Merkle, Miklos ain't got nutten on me at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (iF4iV)

479 I read recently that tomatos were discovered here. This was from the Little Feat website, however.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (PUmDY)

480 you ever wonder how many times surprise anal is also first anal? my guess is not many.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (MTjB1)

481 I'd love to hear it! I have many stories of sailboat races around Blakeley Rocks!!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (PkVlr)

482
Nuttin. What's a mater wit you?
Posted by: Curly


Quiet, numb skull!

Posted by: Moe at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (aKsyK)

483 Oh no. In Hungary the deal is considered well managed if the wedding precedes the first birth.

The first child can come at anytime, the rest require 9 mos.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (LOq4H)

484 It's hooting out there right now!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (PkVlr)

485 470: keith quit drinking.

the first sign of the apocalypse. won't be long now. we're fucked. tomorrow, it will rain toads.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

486 read recently that tomatos were discovered here. This was from the Little Feat website, however.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at D




that is stupid. there are not any tomatoes on a website. certainly not this one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

487 "It's hooting out there right now!"
-Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (PkVlr)

Do you hear the screaming of the Owls, Clarice?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM (Ckg4U)

488
Fuck Invective

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (aA3+G)

............

I would.

Posted by: Frau Merkle, Miklos ain't got nutten on me at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM (iF4iV)

489 Someone mentioned it earlier but WTF is the First lady doing flying in an Osprey?? Operators don't even like getting on them. Better to be drenched in hydraulic fluid on a Chinook than be a smoking hole in an Osprey.
Who thought it was a good idea for the Marine Presidential detachment to be doing this? I don't like this idea.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM (bttOm)

490 481 I'd love to hear it! I have many stories of sailboat races around Blakeley Rocks!!!
Posted by: Nurse ratched

LOL, we were divorced less than 6 mos later...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:06 AM (LOq4H)

491 Waiting for Columbus album cover

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:06 AM (PUmDY)

492 keith quit drinking.

"the first sign of the apocalypse. won't be long now. we're fucked. tomorrow, it will rain toads."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

My buddies thought the same of me, but it only rained salamanders.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:06 AM (Ckg4U)

493 484 It's hooting out there right now!
Posted by: Nurse ratched

No, I'm home.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (LOq4H)

494 I'd also love if Fanta introduced a watermelon soda.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)


The Mexican soda company, Jarritos, does a watermelon soda.

Personally I don't like watermelon much as a fruit, but I adore whomping it up in a blender and drinking watermelon juice when it is hot out.

You can get it in some Mexican restaurants, they tend to call it Jugo de Sandia

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (mUa7G)

495 Off commie stasi sock

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (iF4iV)

496 492; Slap, you can't trust salamanders. Everybody knows that. Uneven heat, and they are notorious for self combustion. They will burn your fucking garage down.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (KP5rU)

497 You can get it in some Mexican restaurants, they tend to call it Jugo de Sandia

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (mUa7G)

The Chinese stole that from Sandia National Laboratory.

Posted by: Miklos, export control regulator at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (zCyNd)

498 Fanta? Ha

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (PUmDY)

499 Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

I do ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (Rz2Nc)

500 ..."Personally I don't like watermelon much as a fruit, but I adore whomping it up in a blender and drinking watermelon juice when it is hot out.

You can get it in some Mexican restaurants, they tend to call it Jugo de Sandia.
"
-Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (mUa7G)

That's racist.

...and probably homophobic, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (Ckg4U)

501 Wow. Fallout 76 is on sale for one-third off through the 18th. That didn't take long.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (Fp6vo)

502
Someone mentioned it earlier but WTF is the First lady doing flying in
an Osprey?? Operators don't even like getting on them. Better to be
drenched in hydraulic fluid on a Chinook than be a smoking hole in an
Osprey.

Who thought it was a good idea for the Marine Presidential detachment to be doing this? I don't like this idea.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM


FLOTUS is a veritable trooper! Landed on an aircraft carrier... She posted pictures of her adventure on the webz and everything!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (CLcKT)

503 Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

It gets worse. Hungarians squirt ketchup on pizza. Lots.

Posted by: Miklos, with more True Facts!! at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (zCyNd)

504 Tonight's quotes made it dusty in here.
It dried quickly when I thought of those who are accomplishing
their goals of using that rhetoric against those of us that actually believe and strive for those goals.
Thank u everyone for consistently reminding us lurkers that many Americans still believe in America and recognize the threats against our glorious republic.

Posted by: HI&QI at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (Tc6m0)

505 ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at D



lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

506 She is a trooper because I wouldn't get on one. I saw the aftermath of 19 dead in one and that's all I need to see.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (bttOm)

507
I do ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (Rz2Nc)

..........

Properly done the ratio of the big crust to cheese sauce n toppings is glorious. Should be like a great lasagne.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (iF4iV)

508 Now back to the content

Posted by: HI&QI at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (Tc6m0)

509 FLOTUS is a veritable trooper! Landed on an aircraft carrier... She posted pictures of her adventure on the webz and everything!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (CLcKT)

Attack of the Para-Models! Match that, Chairman Xi!

Posted by: Miklos, seeing tactical advantage at December 13, 2018 12:14 AM (zCyNd)

510 "Slap, you can't trust salamanders. Everybody knows that. Uneven heat, and they are notorious for self combustion. They will burn your fucking garage down."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (KP5rU)

Fire Salamanders were often found in swamps, like D.C.

They get elected, drop their tails and look to self-preservation as salvation.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:14 AM (Ckg4U)

511 Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

It gets worse. Hungarians squirt ketchup on pizza. Lots.
Posted by: Miklos, with more True Facts!! at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (zCyNd)

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I think that sucks, but they are welcome to their culinary weird shit if they like it that way.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 13, 2018 12:15 AM (ffYR/)

512 510: Salvation is fleeting in the swamp.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:15 AM (KP5rU)

513 505 ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at D



lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)

514 They get elected, drop their tails and look to self-preservation as salvation.

I heard they burrow into the body politic and can only be excised by killing the host.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (LOq4H)

515 Fire Salamanders were often found in swamps, like D.C.

They get elected, drop their tails and look to self-preservation as salvation.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:14 AM (Ckg4U)

The gecko was the rep for GEICO-Government Employees Insurance Company.

It all begins to make sense.

Posted by: Miklos, 3rd Degree Rosicrucian at December 13, 2018 12:17 AM (zCyNd)

516 513; Damn, MH, same here. Didn't help much though.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:17 AM (KP5rU)

517 Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

My dad loved me dearly, he just didn't like me. lol

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (LOq4H)

518 The gecko was the rep for GEICO-Government Employees Insurance Company.

It all begins to make sense.
Posted by: Miklos, 3rd Degree Rosicrucian at December 13, 2018 12:17 AM (zCyNd)

The gecko wasn't fucking Goofy, but it did eat Bugs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (fDU8w)

519 I remember watching the first shipboard landing of an osprey at sea. I never thought that would be a production aircraft. Scared the hell out of people. USS Wasp LHD 1...


... I watched on cctv from cic.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (0OmEj)

520 "Salvation is fleeting in the swamp."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:15 AM (KP5rU)

I'd say that is nearly non-existent. They sell their souls for power and influence.

I wish I could say that I'd have a drawer full of baseballs to throw at anyone who entered my office, unannounced, but who knows?

At this point, I'm throwing them at my own Mom & Dad. Maybe I'm beyond influence.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:19 AM (Ckg4U)

521 And out, till I am not out. Then I may return.

Eleven, Miklos and MisHum you are funny bastidos.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:20 AM (iF4iV)

522 where the hell do you live and what is so wrong with your city that you were banned from fiber?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (MTjB1)


Comcast wanted special cut-outs and a fee on top of it to consider running fiber down along a state highway, 20 miles, to a population of about 18K.

City council of two towns said, "piss on them" and did it themselves.

Comcast came whining back and the city councils of two towns said, "piss on you"

The county seat is still not served by fiber and is asking to be included in the local service now.

A lot of people have issues with a municipality running a business like that, but I would argue it is like a mall handling water and electricity, security, and internet connections.
And even better, if you don't like the municipal service, you can still get Comcast, or any of the other carriers that operate locally.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:21 AM (mUa7G)

523 Nite Smaug

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:21 AM (aA3+G)

524 See? And the work that goes into the WOOT, wow. Thanks MisHum.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:21 AM (iF4iV)

525 ..."Eleven, Miklos and MisHum you are funny bastidos."
-Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:20 AM (iF4iV)

Thanks, Dick. G'Night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (Ckg4U)

526 523 Nite Smaug


Quitter.

Posted by: eleven at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (NLLmE)

527 The gecko wasn't fucking Goofy, but it did eat Bugs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (fDU8w)

Ha!

I only want Flo from Progressive to end her days servicing female (+/-) tractor drivers on a collective farm in Mother Russia.

Posted by: Miklos, most insuredly at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (zCyNd)

528 Kindltot, thanks for the tip!

MisHum, sounds like you had almost the same father I had ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (miE9U)

529 nite all, be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:23 AM (KP5rU)

530 Smaug is the finest, most wonderful person I have never met.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 13, 2018 12:24 AM (zCyNd)

531 G'Night, Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:24 AM (Ckg4U)

532
Thanks, Dick. G'Night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (Ckg4U)

......

Yah, my negligence. You're a funny Bastido, too. Now ok out. For reelze this time.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:24 AM (iF4iV)

533 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (miE9U)

Not likely he had a German name.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:25 AM (aA3+G)

534 Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)

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My Dad grew up in apartments in the city. An only child. My Mom was better with simple tools than him. The guy could not even turn a screwdriver, God bless his memory.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 13, 2018 12:25 AM (ffYR/)

535 ...and now I must listen to "Still Alive" on YouTube.

Because Reasons.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:25 AM (Ckg4U)

536 I only want Flo from Progressive to end her days servicing female (+/-) tractor drivers on a collective farm in Mother Russia.
Posted by: Miklos, most insuredly at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (zCyNd)

You know she does butt stuff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:26 AM (fDU8w)

537 *HAH!*

...freaking Smaug.

G'Night, Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:26 AM (Ckg4U)

538 I'm not remotely a fan of chihuahuas, but that story is damned awful. What is wrong with people? Too much drugs or not enough?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:26 AM (ju9gW)

539 lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

Fist bump

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:27 AM (Rz2Nc)

540 Hey Miklos is back.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:27 AM (2Pzfn)

541 MisHum, funny thing about my dad: he was of German and Scottish ancestry, but was adopted by an Italian-American when he was a teenager. (The man who adopted him was his mother's/my grandmother's second husband, and they got married sometime around 1952, I believe.)

My dad's original surname was, Mulleady. (Pronounced ma-lady. I feel like I won a small lotto on last names.)

So I'm of Italian extraction (I was adopted as an infant) and I have an Italian surname, but neither of my parents have any Italian in them at all. Funny that. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (miE9U)

542 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:27 AM (2Pzfn)

Got socks for Christmas.

Posted by: Miklos, still just Miklos at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (zCyNd)

543 @535 ...and now I must listen to "Still Alive" on YouTube.

Because Reasons.
--------------

There are worse songs to have stuck in your head.

Much worse songs...

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (Fp6vo)

544 Oh: and my dad was raised Catholic.

My mom, of Norwegian ancestry and whose family name is Wilson, is/was the Lutheran. My dad decided to switch over.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (miE9U)

545 Miklos, "Jugos de Sandia" does not refer to Tito's special agents who were detailed to New Mexico to steal nuclear secrets.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (mUa7G)

546 Flo is more tired than the Sonic couple

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (PUmDY)

547 I only want Flo from Progressive to end her days servicing female (+/-) tractor drivers on a collective farm in Mother Russia.

Posted by: Miklos, most insuredly at December 13, 2018 12:22 A


Should that task go to AT amp. T Lilly?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (CLcKT)

548 lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)



Just about everything I did pissed my old man off
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)


I finally figured out that if you start at the center of a large, squarish yard, and mow in a spiral outwards, it mows much faster.

It also apparently noticeable in aerial photos.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (mUa7G)

549 Flo from Progressive is getting phased out. You'll notice she appears in fewer and fewer of their commercials.

I think the feeling is that people are sick of her, which is interesting because even though I'd never in a million years buy Progressive insurance, I do enjoy the commercials'; most of them seem to be pretty funny. Call it "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" syndrome (and THOSE commercials I got extremely sick of, to the point that to this day I don't like to buy Charmin).

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (miE9U)

550 My first dog as a kid was a chihuahua. Trudy. She was a very smart, huge example of the breed and a credit to canine kind.

Died when I was in middle school.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (2Pzfn)

551 Properly done the ratio of the big crust to cheese sauce n toppings is glorious. Should be like a great lasagne.
Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (iF4iV)

The problem is, there doesn't seem to be a way to reheat leftover properly.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

552 Cosmic, Sonic's even tried giving that couple a sexchange. Now, some of the commercials feature a female couple in a convertible.

But yeah, they're old. And not so funny.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:31 AM (miE9U)

553 "There are worse songs to have stuck in your head.
Much worse songs...
"
-Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (Fp6vo)

When that played at the end of the game, I sat there, maw agape with fascination and awe.

Long Live GLaDOS.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:31 AM (Ckg4U)

554 I watched Trump's inaugural address. Still in (a good) shock that he won.


I remember laughing, and yelling out to the boss things like "this is unbelievable, it's great, it's like nothing I've heard from a major political figure".


Not that every single element was something I'd been waiting to hear. Not that every single element even resonated that specifically with me.


Just the authenticity. He meant it, he believed it. Most of it he'd been saying for years. Integrity (in this case, political integrity).



Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

555 I have had 'King of the Road' stuck in my head after a fellow ron did the 'Trailers for sale or rent...' during the movie trailer thread yesterday.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:33 AM (2Pzfn)

556 Rooms to let, 50 cents!
No phone, no pool, no pets...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (miE9U)

557 Good evening Horde

Beautiful top pic

My introverted self survived our "winter"party last week.

And I'm giving myself 23 min to play here before trying to sleep

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (IDhUW)

558 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (miE9U)

Mr Whipple was a neighbor when I was a kid. Creepy guy. He would give us Charmin to TP houses and trees, as long as he could....watch, just watch.

Posted by: Miklos, still traumatized at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (zCyNd)

559 Who knew that there were any?

Most wholesome tweets of 2018:

https://tinyurl.com/ycmuohd5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (AllCR)

560 I'm not remotely a fan of chihuahuas, but that story is damned awful. What is wrong with people? Too much drugs or not enough?
Posted by: Rusty Nail
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Florida

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (CDGwz)

561 Miklos, I believe it. :-P

To this day I imagine him locked away somewhere in a rubber room, doing nothing but squeezing dozens of four-packs of Charmin for hours, days, weeks, MONTHS at a time without sleep or food...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (miE9U)

562 The temp pic made me laugh

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (IDhUW)

563 "Jugos de Sandia" does not refer to Tito's special agents who were detailed to New Mexico to steal nuclear secrets.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (mUa7G)

I find your certitude suspicious.

Posted by: Josip Broz Miklos at December 13, 2018 12:36 AM (zCyNd)

564 Florida
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (CDGwz)

Florida woman, even.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:37 AM (2Pzfn)

565 I wanna see Trump's 2017 Inaugural Address, cast in bronze, affixed to the Trumpian Monument, sometime before I die.

It doesn't have to be sited on The Mall. There's scarcely any space left there for monuments and such.

But I think if we were to implode and bulldoze the site of the Democrat National Headquarters, and build the monument there, it'd be just about right.

Dotchathinksotoo?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 13, 2018 12:37 AM (QzJWU)

566 Florida

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM

Oh, so we're going with "the wrong drugs". Yeah, this had a "bath salts" vibe to it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:37 AM (ju9gW)

567 Long Live GLaDOS.


Gay Lesbian alliance Disk Operating System?

Hmm, I had no idea. I love this site. Learn sumptin new every day!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 13, 2018 12:38 AM (/oe9Q)

568 "Mr Whipple was a neighbor when I was a kid. Creepy guy. He would give us Charmin to TP houses and trees, as long as he could....watch, just watch."
-Posted by: Miklos, still traumatized at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (zCyNd)

At least you didn't have "Madge" from Palmolive constantly soaking your hands in dishwashing soap while you slept.

She encouraged/paid/blew us to go on "Fountain Runs" where we would empty bottles of the stuff into local landmarks.

It was unnerving to say the least.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:38 AM (Ckg4U)

569 I finally figured out that if you start at the center of a large, squarish yard, and mow in a spiral outwards, it mows much faster.

It also apparently noticeable in aerial photos.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (mUa7G)

Assuming you don't overlap passes, or at least keep the overlap to the minimum needed to avoid leave strips, why should it make any difference? You have X hundred square feet to cut, and your mower cuts 1.5 square feet per foot of forward progress.

I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)

570 Just got out the model train (post-war, Lionel, O scale - ?), will screw in the track and formally set it up tomorrow. Have an 8 x 4 piece of OSB, painted white, on the floor, tree stands toward one end, this year will do a figure-8, with the tree in one loop.


Mantle has wax candle figures (deer, carol singers, etc) dating from before I was born, bought from Woolworth's, surrounded by pine branches. And a ceramic Santa, amazing work, Japanese-made, from mid 1960s (was a premium for opening savings accounts, father opened one for all the kids ..... each of us still has theirs, and displays it every Christmas).


Some of the ornaments are also from Woolworth's, early 1950s. Boxes still in good shape (even the cellophane parts of the tops). Noticed some of the shiny ball ornaments are losing their finish.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (QDnY+)

571 But I think if we were to implode and bulldoze the site of the Democrat
National Headquarters, and build the monument there, it'd be just about
right.



Dotchathinksotoo?



Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

I can think of something in Turtle Bay we could bulldoze. Why would Trump want his monument in DC anyway? It's beneath him.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (ju9gW)

572 Just the authenticity. He meant it, he believed it. Most of it he'd been saying for years. Integrity (in this case, political integrity).
------

Even the most cynical among us could never have guessed the extent that the embedded Left would go to in order to destroy a sitting President. And, it's getting worse.

Breitbart was right.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (CDGwz)

573 I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)

I do the same thing.

Always do the edges first, then section the yard out and do one section at a time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (2Pzfn)

574 Fenelon, I heard of a tweet from a band that went something along the lines of:

>>>Due to the unfortunate issue of the lead guitarist sleeping with my girlfriend of seven years, the band will be on hiatus for an indefinite period.

>>>Also, our drummer died.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (mUa7G)

575 Long Live GLaDOS.


Gay Lesbian alliance Disk Operating System?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 13, 2018 12:38 AM (/oe9Q)

*stares at gladius, with which he has slain many enemies of the Emperor. Quo vadis?*

Posted by: Miklosius, ofCaesar's IX Legion at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (zCyNd)

576 @553
When that played at the end of the game, I sat there, maw agape with fascination and awe.

Long Live GLaDOS.
--------------

"Want You Gone" from the second game is fun, but not as good. Though aside from that, the ending of the second game is an overall better experience.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:42 AM (Fp6vo)

577 Posted by: rhomboid

Awesome! I really buy into the season, wish I had had the foresight to save some of the old family decorations.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:43 AM (LOq4H)

578 I remember laughing, and yelling out to the boss things like "this is unbelievable, it's great, it's like nothing I've heard from a major political figure"

----

I laughed and yelled during the state of the union address last year, looking forward to it this year.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 13, 2018 12:43 AM (IDhUW)

579 Bullwinkle matriculated at Whatsamatta U.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 13, 2018 12:43 AM (RuIsu)

580 WTF is the First lady doing flying in
an Osprey?? Operators don't even like getting on them. Better to be
drenched in hydraulic fluid on a Chinook than be a smoking hole in an
Osprey.



Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM
No one's ever referred to me as a "smoking hole" before. Thank you?

Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (NMAzL)

581 Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)

Sorry about that. I could piss the old man off, but overall he was pretty cool

Good night, all.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (Rz2Nc)

582 ...and now I must make pancakes for the ungrateful Eight and Five-Year-Olds who reside in my house.

I may be back later (as if anyone gives a shit) so keep your pants off.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (Ckg4U)

583 Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (mUa7G)


Well, that was a subdued way to put it-about the girlfriend, I mean.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (AllCR)

584 I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)

Busted. Like grass grows in the tundra. Duh.

Posted by: Miklos Ocasio-Cortez at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

585 ...I can think of something in Turtle Bay we could bulldoze. Why would Trump want his monument in DC anyway? It's beneath him.


Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (ju9gW)



Genius.

Concur.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


p.s. the Trump Monument should be a '76 story Luxury Condo with all the High End shoppes and restaurants there on the mezzanine level.

And a first for a Trump property.

A very high end Yacht Marina on the river side of that prime NYC property.

I'm available to develop and operate the Trump Marina Enterprises, by the way.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

586 Assuming you don't overlap passes, or at least keep
the overlap to the minimum needed to avoid leave strips, why should it
make any difference? You have X hundred square feet to cut, and your
mower cuts 1.5 square feet per foot of forward progress.



I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)


Hitting the corners and doing the 90 degree turns require slowing and turning. If you do a spiral you can do it in one pass without slowing.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (mUa7G)

587 G'Night, Evasiveboat42.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (Ckg4U)

588 I may be back later (as if anyone gives a shit) so keep your pants off.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (Ckg4U)

Mine are off.

Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:46 AM (NMAzL)

589 "Want You Gone" from the second game is fun, but not as good. Though aside from that, the ending of the second game is an overall better experience.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:42 AM (Fp6vo)

Agreed. They are a good set of games. I argued with a friend that the puzzles are not difficult- just difficult enough to make you feel smart for solving them- which is a fine line to straddle. Plus, using yourself in the puzzle solving is a nice feature.

'This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here,
huge success.
It's hard to over state
my satisfaction.

Apeture Science
We do what we must,
because
we can.

For the good
of all of us
except the ones who are dead.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (2Pzfn)

590 Actually Jim, DNC HQ (unless it's moved) is just a block south of the House office buildings, not a very prominent spot. Trump deserves a better spot for his monument.


But this made me think - where in the wide wide world of sports will the "Trump Presidential Library" be (still chuckle just saying the phrase)?


Vegas? Doral golf course? Trump Tower in Manhattan?


Actually, if he succeeds as I hope he does - some place highly appropriate, and highly unusual - a revived Midwestern industrial town. Youngstown. Some place like that.


Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

591 /off FLOTUS sock

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (NMAzL)

592 Busted. Like grass grows in the tundra. Duh.
Posted by: Miklos Ocasio-Cortez at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

This is short-grass Prairie country here. My yard is basically reverted pasture land. I doubt it's all native grasses, but native grasses and wildflowers make up a large part of it. I mow over little roses.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (fDU8w)

593 "Mine are off."
-Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:46 AM (NMAzL)

You understand protocol, then. Welcome aboard, Melania.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

594 Mine are off.
Posted by: Melania

I'll be right over. Key still in the same place?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (LOq4H)

595 If you do a spiral you can do it in one pass without slowing.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (mUa7G)

Speed mowing! You'll have to compete with Stormy for pole position.

Posted by: Miklos Yarborough at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (zCyNd)

596 I would like to see this place before I die:

https://tinyurl.com/y9mqon3g

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:50 AM (AllCR)

597 This is short-grass Prairie country here. My yard is basically reverted pasture land. I doubt it's all native grasses, but native grasses and wildflowers make up a large part of it. I mow over little roses.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (fDU8w)

More proof of Global Warming!

Posted by: Rep. Miklos Jackson Lee at December 13, 2018 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

598 It's now been just over a week since I slept more than a few hours at a stretch, thanks to my mom and her ish.

To celebrate getting ready to sleep for eight -- count 'em -- 8! hours uninterrupted!!, I've been flipping through the last of the no-politics magazines I allow myself (House Beautiful). When what to my wondering eyes did appear was a page-long feature on Michelle; presumably to push her new page-turning novel.

I just finished ripping said page to teenytinyeenyweenyitsybitsy bits. And canceling my subscription.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 12:51 AM (/0VK/)

599 Hitting the corners and doing the 90 degree turns require slowing and turning. If you do a spiral you can do it in one pass without slowing.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (mUa7G)

My Dixon ZTR mower doesn't slow down for turns. But keeping it dialed in for a turn of the exact radius to make a spiral would likely cause undue wear on the drive cones. Also my yard is about 200 by 600 feet, so a true spiral would limit out at the long sides before the ends were reached.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:52 AM (fDU8w)

600 @590
Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.
-------------

One might argue that it risks leaving the Library in some place completely inconsequential. But on the other hand, two of the most significant Republican presidents in recent history both have their Presidential Libraries in Southern California...

So, put it wherever seems most appropriate.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:53 AM (Fp6vo)

601 I would like to see this place before I die:

https://tinyurl.com/y9mqon3g
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:50 AM (AllCR)

Nice picture. But I have a better one than that of lenticular clouds. Looks like a fleet of flying saucers over the Calgary skyline, lit from beneath by the setting Sun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)

602 Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.

By the time he's done, "Uncle Donald" may have it arranged for Tienanmen Square.

Posted by: Miklos, axin' ni hao ma? at December 13, 2018 12:55 AM (zCyNd)

603 ...and now I must make pancakes for the ungrateful Eight and Five-Year-Olds who reside in my house.


Are you in Paris?

Whose 8 year olds are eating breakfast now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 13, 2018 12:56 AM (fuK7c)

604 Oh DB, all the Osprey guys I talk to like 'em just fine.


Mike H., too nostalgically positive after breaking out the childhood train stuff, but I fear it's much more serious than the "embedded Left".


It's an undetermined but yuuuge % of the country, the culture - standards being lost. The institutions so rotted out.


Any presidential candidate so brilliant and fit that they shared my entire set of policy preferences - who was theatrically, spectacularly tainted by serious criminal corruption as Hillary - I would want to see defeated, shunned, and prosecuted.


Any sitting president (or candidate) who was a disastrous, loathsome figure, but who was the target of such incredible illegal and inappropriate behavior by the most senior elements in intel and law enforcement, would have my full support in rooting out, punishing, and obliterating those who violated their oaths and corrupted their institutions.


Standards. Whole idea is kind that they apply always, to everyone. And mroe than anything else, THEY are the difference between the best, and saddest, places on Earth.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:56 AM (QDnY+)

605 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)


If you found some way to post it, I would like to see it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:57 AM (AllCR)

606 "Mine are off."
-Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:46 AM (NMAzL)

You understand protocol, then. Welcome aboard, Melania.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

Protocol requires pics.

Very strict protocol.

Posted by: Miklos, parliamentarian pro tem at December 13, 2018 12:57 AM (zCyNd)

607

Breitbart was right.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (CDGwz)

--------

War

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 13, 2018 12:59 AM (93ZJL)

608 Are you in Paris?

Whose 8 year olds are eating breakfast now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 13, 2018 12:56 AM (fuK7c)

They look so cute in their yellow vests.

Every good riot starts with a good petit dejeuner!

Posted by: Miklos, third shift sous-chef at December 13, 2018 12:59 AM (zCyNd)

609 if the progs take over they will nuke the Trump Presidential Library and blame the Russians.

Posted by: torabora at December 13, 2018 01:00 AM (Y274z)

610 Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 13, 2018 01:01 AM (ffYR/)

611 Melania visits military families (2 minute video)

https://tinyurl.com/yabrs672

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (AllCR)

612 if the progs take over they will nuke the Trump Presidential Library and blame the Russians.

Posted by: torabora at December 13, 2018 01:00 AM (Y274z)

If the progs take over they will ask the Russians who to blame.

Posted by: Miklos, sure as shootin' at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (zCyNd)

613 Night Calm Mentor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (2Pzfn)

614 @609 if the progs take over they will nuke the Trump Presidential Library and blame the Russians.
-------------

Nope. Remember the rule. "Strange new respect".

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (Fp6vo)

615 I just finished ripping said page to teenytinyeenyweenyitsybitsy bits. And canceling my subscription.
Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 12:51 AM (/0VK/)


---------

You have taken the first step into a larger world.

Posted by: Kobe Juan Baloney at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (93ZJL)

616 junior, but of course my idea of "consequential" in my little library siting reverie is a place where a president's tenure had positive consequences.


It's a semi-whack idea, that's understood going in.


Most libraries are in places/states associated with the person, biographically.


Just love the idea of the first/only outsider president (so far, insh'allah) in our history painting outside the lines on that, too.


Independence, MO, Whittier, and Simi aren't "consequential" places per se. Just thinking of a presidential library concept that matches the spirit of the inaugural address MisHum put up.


Speaking of which, MisHum - outstanding move. Great idea. If it were up to me, and the county/system still existed, I'd award you the Order of the Red Banner for your ONT service.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:03 AM (QDnY+)

617 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at December 13, 2018 01:04 AM (93ZJL)

618 @616 Independence, MO, Whittier, and Simi aren't "consequential" places per se.
--------------

?

Is Whittier a reference to the Nixon Library? IIRC, that's in Yorba Linda, which is where he was born.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:05 AM (Fp6vo)

619 I'd award you the Order of the Red Banner for your ONT service.

Good pick. Much better than Mother Heroine.

Posted by: Miklos, too much like work at December 13, 2018 01:05 AM (zCyNd)

620 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?
Posted by: Sheriff Bart at December 13, 2018 01:04 AM (93ZJL)


If they're on the East Coast hopefully-unlike me-they're asleep.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:06 AM (AllCR)

621 So both May and Macron make it to Friday - not something I was sure of a few days ago.


But I see them sort of like Nagumo and Yamamoto limping back to Japan after Midway.


Clock's ticking, all defense from here on in.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:06 AM (QDnY+)

622
Is Whittier a reference to the Nixon Library? IIRC, that's in Yorba Linda, which is where he was born.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:05 AM (Fp6vo)

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Correct. Yorba Linda Blvd at Imperial. A stones throw from El Rancho Cicero.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 13, 2018 01:07 AM (93ZJL)

623 I've not been able to find a pic of FLOTUS on the Osprey which shows what sort of shoes she was wearing for her flight...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 01:07 AM (CLcKT)

624 I've not been able to find a pic of FLOTUS on the Osprey which shows what sort of shoes she was wearing for her flight...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 01:07 AM (CLcKT)

Jimmy Choosprey

Posted by: Miklos, feeling fabulous at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (zCyNd)

625 ...Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (QDnY+)




This man is my brother.

We will have to await the end of his Presidency to determine the site of that Library, then.

Should he launch the B-2s on their mission to bomb Islam into TRUE submission, then that Library would have to be at Whiteman AFB, KS.

Let your imaginations roll, and indulge.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (QzJWU)

626 Cicero, you're in Yorba Linda? Nice area.
The HQ of the law firm I spent a long time at, is in YL.

Dennis Prager calls it "Yorba Linda and My Belinda."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (miE9U)

627 626 Cicero, you're in Yorba Linda? Nice area.
The HQ of the law firm I spent a long time at, is in YL.

Dennis Prager calls it "Yorba Linda and My Belinda."
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (miE9U)

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Actually, just over the hill from YL.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 13, 2018 01:09 AM (93ZJL)

628 If you found some way to post it, I would like to see it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:57 AM (AllCR)

I sent the pic to Hogmartin. Perhaps he will be kind enough to post it on Stoatnet tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (fDU8w)

629 Fen, are you trying to sleep but unable to?

Me, I just refuse to be oppressed by circadian rhythms.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (fuK7c)

630 junior - yes, Yorba Linda, sorry. Thinking of his alma mater.


Speaking of which, have to get to both - Simi and Yorba Linda.


I usually just travel up to the LA area to eat. And I've been meaning to get up to see the USS Iowa (was on her once for a day when she was in service - um, her *last*, 1980s service, ahemm). So there's the presidential libraries as targets, too. And the Nike Hercules (?) SAM site in Palos Verdes that has been "restored" and is open at certain times (I remember seeing the real missiles on the rails as a small kid, when we were driving back from MarineLand, nearby).




Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (QDnY+)

631 Trump may not have a library.

Just a wall. Big beautiful wall.

Posted by: Miklos, feeling extra fabulous at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (zCyNd)

632 Cicero, sounds like Rancho Santa Margarita then.

Either way, if I had to stay in California, those are some of the areas I'd want to be in.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (miE9U)

633 Jimmy Choosprey

Posted by: Miklos, feeling fabulous at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM



"The iconic Jimmy Choo brand is defined by an empowered sense of glamour and a confident sense of style..."

Sounds about right!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 01:13 AM (CLcKT)

634 @621 So both May and Macron make it to Friday - not something I was sure of a few days ago.
-------------

I don't remember where I saw it mentioned... But earlier today I saw a brief snippet about Macron's trip to Argentina. Apparently when he arrived, and debarked the plane, there was a worker wearing a yellow vest, and Macron had a brief start until he realized that was normal for where he was.

^^;;

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:14 AM (Fp6vo)

635 "Nice picture. But I have a better one than that of lenticular clouds. Looks like a fleet of flying saucers over the Calgary skyline, lit from beneath by the setting Sun."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)

"Lenticular" is a Restaurant-Quality Word.

I award you seven points.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:15 AM (Ckg4U)

636 I see them everywhere I go. They haunt my... well, I can't exactly call them 'dreams.'

Posted by: Macron on the Couch at December 13, 2018 01:16 AM (2Pzfn)

637 @630 Speaking of which, have to get to both - Simi and Yorba Linda.
---------------

I've been to both, though it's been quite a while since I was at the Nixon Library. I should go visit it again.

I took a friend of mine - a Japanese national - to the Reagan Library a couple of years ago. As I mentioned here recently, she contacted me the other day because some friends were visiting from Japan, and wanted to visit the Library. And my friend wanted to confirm with me how to go about getting tickets (i.e. whether reservations were needed, etc...). They went this past weekend, and apparently the crowds at the Reagan Library were much lighter than when I went with her (and it was *very* crowded when I went).

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (Fp6vo)

638
"Lenticular" is a Restaurant-Quality Word.

I award you seven points.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:15 AM (Ckg4U)

I give up using words like "lenticular" for 40 days before Easter.

Posted by: Miklos, Carnival season begins Jan 6th at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (zCyNd)

639
God, we were watching Melania's speech on the Daily Mail, and the next video that autoplayed was Mooch on Colbert.

Her fashion sense is still ... amazing. She had a little boob window thingy with massive arms. That woman is a tranny, fer sure.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (NMAzL)

640 Huh. There was a chocolate spill in Germany.

Not exactly the Boston Molasses Disaster from the pictures, but I expect they wanted it to be a slow news day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:19 AM (2Pzfn)

641 That woman is a tranny, fer sure.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (NMAzL)

The hormones don't work the same on Wookies.

Posted by: Miklos, early Carnival season begins now at December 13, 2018 01:20 AM (zCyNd)

642 What I saw was that when Macron's plane arrived at Ezeiza for the G-20, the Argies had effed up, or were delayed, and the only person there to greet him was a ramp guy at the airport who operated the air-stair - wearing of course a safety vest.


I sort of feel sorry for Macron. Not sure why. Maybe he's a slimy s**t, and I just don't have the background on him. But he seems like the sucker who was in the job when the whole s**t-house is about to go up in flames, to borrow a Jim Morrison expression.


Of course his response to this week has lessened my sympathy. He seems as unfit and incompetent - and as possessed of unworkable stupid ideas - as anyone of his ilk.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:20 AM (QDnY+)

643 Her fashion sense is still ... amazing. She had a little boob window thingy with massive arms. That woman is a tranny, fer sure.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (NMAzL)

I will break you.

Posted by: Mooch Drago at December 13, 2018 01:21 AM (2Pzfn)

644 "I give up using words like "lenticular" for 40 days before Easter."
-Posted by: Miklos, Carnival season begins Jan 6th at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (zCyNd)

That seems appropriate. I award that one point.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:21 AM (Ckg4U)

645 Heartbreaking yet very touching. Secret Service personally delivers to her home picture of a little girl with Donald Trump . Little girl has brain cancer.

https://tinyurl.com/yapvnef5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:23 AM (AllCR)

646 That seems appropriate. I award that one point.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:21 AM (Ckg4U)

Thanks, but I already have one.

*raises hat and provides evidence*

Posted by: Miklos, early Carnival season begins now at December 13, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

647 >>>
What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

Family Christmas Party at the titty bar. (Held during the day when the bar was closed.) Not so much wild as surreal. All the dancers and waitresses brought their kids, we had a Santa and gifts for the kiddos and a really nice buffet. Very odd to see everyone being "civilians", so to speak.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 13, 2018 01:24 AM (RfzVr)

648 627 Sounds like we be neighbors
I be north of Pomona

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at December 13, 2018 01:25 AM (9TR2V)

649 Watched the Brightburn trailer today.

Aside from there not being much to it, it always makes me sad when there is an 'evil child' movie.

The thing about it is we live in a pretty anti-child culture already. They are seen as a tolerated hindrance at best, a life destroying waste at worst.

That this kind of feels like a slap not only to parents, but also those parents who could not have a child of their own and who adopted.

Maybe I am being oversensitive about a crappy movie, but stories matter. Reflection or reinforcement.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:26 AM (2Pzfn)

650 Very odd to see everyone being "civilians", so to speak.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 13, 2018 01:24 AM (RfzVr)

Hmm. I would have hoped for twirled tassled pasties with Seasonally Appropriate decorations attached.

Posted by: Miklos, probaly I could arrange that at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (zCyNd)

651 647 I played the Christmas party for the Temple City Sheriffs
Always nice that they're completely hammered out of their minds AND all armed...

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (9TR2V)

652 "Thanks, but I already have one.
*raises hat and provides evidence*
"
-Posted by: Miklos, early Carnival season begins now at December 13, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

*HAH!* We come from the same part of Poland!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (Ckg4U)

653 So, my friend who's birdwatcher says if you live in a place that has owls around, and you set your alarm for 4:30 and step outside you can hear them all hooting. Since I have to get up at 5:00 anyway that doesn't seem like to much of a stretch:


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (AllCR)

654 @642 I sort of feel sorry for Macron. Not sure why. Maybe he's a slimy s**t, and I just don't have the background on him. But he seems like the sucker who was in the job when the whole s**t-house is about to go up in flames, to borrow a Jim Morrison expression.
-------------------

There's probably a certain amount of truth to that. From what I've heard, the frustration that led to the demonstrations has been building for a while now. There's been a lot of the same attitude toward drivers by the government, and some of it pre-dates Macron's administration.

On the other hand, you have to admit that he seems to absolutely embody the attitude that led toward the mess in the first place. So if you've got to pick someone for the demonstrations to afflict, he's probably as good a target of them as any.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:29 AM (Fp6vo)

655 Okay... pan is heated and Bisquick mixture is settled.

...time to make the pancakes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:29 AM (Ckg4U)

656 @645 Heartbreaking yet very touching. Secret Service personally delivers to her home picture of a little girl with Donald Trump . Little girl has brain cancer.

https://tinyurl.com/yapvnef5
------------------

Cue doxing and demonstrations leading to the firing of the little girl's parents in 5... 4... 3...

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:29 AM (Fp6vo)

657 @649
That this kind of feels like a slap not only to parents, but also those parents who could not have a child of their own and who adopted.
--------------

I suppose one could take that away from it. And I might have noticed that if I hadn't been distracted by the fact that this is basically Superman's origin story, but with an apparently evil kid instead of young Clark Kent.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:32 AM (Fp6vo)

658 ...almost forgot.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:34 AM (Ckg4U)

659 Macron is the personification of the French ultra-elite.

He graduated from the most and second-most elite and self-selecting academies-ENA and SciencesPo.

He really would be amazed by a bar code scanner at a supermarket.

Posted by: Miklos, political scientist from la Louisiane at December 13, 2018 01:34 AM (zCyNd)

660 I suppose one could take that away from it. And I might have noticed that if I hadn't been distracted by the fact that this is basically Superman's origin story, but with an apparently evil kid instead of young Clark Kent.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:32 AM (Fp6vo)

Of course it is. On the other hand, that kind of is my point. The Superman story is about a hard working, decent family who cannot have children of their own. They find a boy who literally has all the power in the world and they do a good job and shape him into a decent human being, despite his awesome power.

One could look at Superman as a paean to good parenting, if you wanted to.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:35 AM (2Pzfn)

661 junior, total agreement all points regarding Macron



Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:35 AM (QDnY+)

662 Night Slap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:36 AM (2Pzfn)

663 Isn't being an "Enarquiste" a requirement for the presidency in France by now?


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

664 Time for me to call it a night, too. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (fDU8w)

665 663 Isn't being an "Enarquiste" a requirement for the presidency in France by now?


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

A story I read last night said that for something like the last 50 years, every president but one has been a graduate of ENA- and he went to Sciences Po.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (2Pzfn)

666 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (2Pzfn)

667 Isn't being an "Enarquiste" a requirement for the presidency in France by now?


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

Since De Gaulle, all but one have been.

Posted by: Miklos, actual political scientist from la Louisiane at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (zCyNd)

668 oy

Posted by: Adriane the Paranoid Critic ... at December 13, 2018 01:39 AM (LPnfS)

669 No offense to Mis Hum, or anyone else here at the HQ, but I do not understand posting links to either:

1) Pay wall articles or;

2) Articles that require Ad Blocker to be turned off before reading the content.

While the latter one just pisses me off because of the arrogance of the site linked, ('Yeah, we get it, ads suck, but our content is so great we want you to subject yourself to our ads to read our magnificent drivel'), once I get either at a followed link, I close the window and move on. Waste of time for all concerned.

Posted by: RickZ at December 13, 2018 01:40 AM (Y8PSl)

670 oy

Posted by: Adriane the Paranoid Critic ... at December 13, 2018 01:39 AM (LPnfS)

Did you just hurt yourself, or was that a more general complaint/observation?

Posted by: Miklos, wearing tricolor socks at December 13, 2018 01:41 AM (zCyNd)

671 Best speech ever! What a wonderful day that was.

Posted by: Summer of Love at December 13, 2018 01:42 AM (FJrl0)

672 Insty's reporting that Mayor Eric Garcetti got shouted down by lefty protestors today at USC. Apparently the group - composed in part of DSA activists - started singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" while he was speaking.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:44 AM (Fp6vo)

673 I have my first batch of cookie dough chilling in the fridge. Tomorrow I will roll them out and bake them. This will continue for approximately one week, or until I lose interest.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 01:45 AM (NMAzL)

674 Watching the Melania interview. She's so charming. I think if that Trevor Noah promo, where he mocks her accent.

What a POS he is.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 01:47 AM (/0VK/)

675 672 Insty's reporting that Mayor Eric Garcetti got shouted down by lefty protestors today at USC. Apparently the group - composed in part of DSA activists - started singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" while he was speaking.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:44 AM (Fp6vo)

Reap as ye have sewn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:48 AM (2Pzfn)

676 "I think *OF..."

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 01:48 AM (/0VK/)

677 Belated goodnight, {{{Slap}}}!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 01:49 AM (NMAzL)

678 was that a more general complaint/observation?

this.

Posted by: Adriane the Paranoid Critic ... at December 13, 2018 01:49 AM (LPnfS)

679 BBC 4 says i should plant salsify.

Good night all.

Posted by: JEM at December 13, 2018 01:53 AM (8erNz)

680 What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)


1993, big-name corp, large Christmas party held in a Central Park South hotel's grand ballroom. When I went to pee, one woman followed me in and held my johnson while I peed at the urinal. Drinking may have been involved. "Just another day at the office."

Posted by: RickZ at December 13, 2018 01:57 AM (Y8PSl)

681 BBC 4 says i should plant salsify.



Good night all.

Posted by: JEM at December 13, 2018 01:53 AM (8erNz)

I planted that in Sweden - they call it "black root." It's suitable for colder climes. A poor man's asparagus, someone told me. Pretty tasty, but it can be troublesome to dig up the entire root. They grow 12" or more.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 02:00 AM (NMAzL)

682 Well, that's it for me. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 02:03 AM (NMAzL)

683 In other good newz, 12% of Louisiana beneficiaries of O-care expanded Medicaid, picked at random, turned out to be eligible. * 12% *


In CA, someone I know who's on a subsidized O-care plan (only because he faced overnight 500% premium increase on his individual plan when the idiotic law took effect, and he manipulates his income to qualify, for now, until he is working again), says the pre-subsidy premium for his plan went up by *50%*. That was *50%*. In one year. The subsidized premium payment went up 2,000%.


And only dramatic worsening in sight, nationally and locally. Good times.






Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 02:09 AM (QDnY+)

684 @654

Nobody should feel sorry for Macron.


He's is a Marxist/Globalist masters of the universe shit head who could give two shits about the people he perportdly leads.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 13, 2018 02:19 AM (qxq6t)

685 Why did MisHum have to post President Trump's entire inaugural address? Doesn't he know how much of a pain it is to scroll through on the main page?

Posted by: Surfperch at December 13, 2018 02:27 AM (tYPH9)

686 that's why your mouse has a scroll wheel...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 02:54 AM (YtJs4)

687 I know I'm late to the conversation, but the Lutheran Church dinner story brings back memories. I grew up in the Swedish Lutheran Church in Iowa (fun fact, at one time, I thought everyone was Swedish). The womenfolk at our church gathered every year to make Potatis Korv, a meat and potato sausage prepared with nutmeg whose main characteristic was its absolute blandness. My mother, granddaughter of Swedish immigrants, was well-versed in all forms of bland cooking - from fried, then steamed chicken to boiled potatoes with white sauce. My MIL is a fantastic cook and when I met her, I was amazed that homemade food could actually taste good.

BTW, when I attended, our church was LCA but leaning towards liberal. What's happened to the Lutheran Church makes me sad.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:03 AM (kqqrA)

688 They grow 12" or more.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 02:00 AM (NMAzL)

Ooooh, 12 inch root!!!!

Posted by: Anderson Pooper at December 13, 2018 03:04 AM (twG1r)

689 Broken scroll wheel leaves local man stranded on internet on-ramp...

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 13, 2018 03:06 AM (yhf6w)

690 if Martin Luther hated the RCC of yesteryear, i wonder what his reaction would be to the current state of the sect that bears his name?

i'm thinking it might be epic...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:07 AM (YtJs4)

691 Ooooh, 12 inch root!!!!

Posted by: Anderson Pooper at December 13, 2018 03:04 AM (twG1r)

---
why do you think Miley liked them?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:11 AM (YtJs4)

692 "page down" w*rks too.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:12 AM (YtJs4)

693 Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:07 AM (YtJs4)

He wouldn't recognize it. It does make me sad because I've been away from the church for a long time, but in the back of my mind I always thought I could go back. But not any more.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:19 AM (kqqrA)

694 What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)

1993, big-name corp, large Christmas party held in a Central Park South hotel's grand ballroom. When I went to pee, one woman followed me in and held my johnson while I peed at the urinal. Drinking may have been involved. "Just another day at the office."
Posted by: RickZ at December

The old Number 7 or the Big Ben

Posted by: Jean at December 13, 2018 03:24 AM (sFO1P)

695 Potato soup. Chicken and cream of mushroom soup. Chicken and dumplings. Chicken and rice. Chicken ala king.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:27 AM (twG1r)

696 Potato soup. Chicken and cream of mushroom soup. Chicken and dumplings. Chicken and rice. Chicken ala king.

You forgot cream of celery soup. Mom had it in the cupboard, but Lord help me, I've forgotten what for.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:30 AM (kqqrA)

697 You forgot cream of celery soup. Mom had it in the cupboard, but Lord help me, I've forgotten what for.
Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:30 AM (kqqrA)

Dat Cream of Celery is for the showoffs, donchaknow.

Now, doz daring chefs, dey go adding an onion! A whole onion!

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:37 AM (twG1r)

698 Been up mostly since 1245hrs, have company Christmas party tonight

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 03:40 AM (/rm4P)

699 Our church ladies published a cookbook for the church's centennial in the mid-1970's. The first half of the book was modern recipes and the back half of the book was a re-publication of a cookbook the ladies published in the 1930's. The recipes in both are fun, but the contributors' names bring back such good memories - Swansons and Petersons, Larsons and Nybergs. As I said earlier, I grew up thinking everyone was Swedish. Except my favorite great Aunt. She was Norwegian! She came over on a cattle boat when she was 5. She used to say that coming over on a cattle boa was no disgrace because you needed cattle so the children could have milk. Anyway, she married a Swede and was NOT accepted by the women in the family - at first. But she was a wonderful, funny, outgoing woman who won them over. I do miss her.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:40 AM (kqqrA)

700 Now, doz daring chefs, dey go adding an onion! A whole onion!

Oh My Goodness! LOL! I worked for a trust company in my early married years and one of the farms held in trust went out on a limb and planted onions - in the middle of corn/soybean land as an experiment in farming. They offered a discount to bank/trust co employees on 3 lb bags of onions. "3 lbs of onions!" I thought. Who could ever use that many onions!

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:44 AM (kqqrA)

701 The Larsons? Bad end, they came to.
I do like that Larsen family, though.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:48 AM (twG1r)

702 Olympic Starfish is the best

Posted by: HI&QI at December 13, 2018 03:52 AM (Tc6m0)

703 Our Larsons were "on" not "en" but as I remember, they were on the haughty side. Thought they were better than the rest of us, doncha know.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:54 AM (kqqrA)

704 Here ya go NavyMom. Pickled herrings!

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:57 AM (twG1r)

705 i'm for the rack...

hasta, y'all

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:59 AM (YtJs4)

706 We use those cream soups often , my mother did too.
Maybe still does

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:02 AM (/rm4P)

707 Different dailywaster as there are a few pictures, down in the middle is a cowboy coffee video
http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:08 AM (/rm4P)

708 Thought they were better than the rest of us, doncha know.
Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:54 AM (kqqrA)

Well, der boy Lars der, he got around some! Berfore he got caught, I mean. Clever he was, having two wives, married one as Larson, t'other as Larsen! Very clever.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 04:13 AM (twG1r)

709 The short of the video is rolling boil, grounds directly into pot, boil 3 minutes then removing from heat pour cold water into pot and some down spout. He says the cold water will sink grounds to the bottom.
I do stoved top percolator and boil 8 minutes

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:22 AM (/rm4P)

710 do stoved top percolator and boil 8 minutes
Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:22 AM (/rm4toP)

We approve, but remember: No more den 6 beans to the pot! One bean per person.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 04:30 AM (twG1r)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 13, 2018 04:31 AM (mpXpK)

712 I bet I have not been into a 7-11 in 30 years. Do get to Wawa often

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:42 AM (/rm4P)

713 We would like to announce that our magazine will now have exclusive rights to publish photos of this year's indoor gay Olympics - be sure to sign up on our website for our fantasy leagues. Pick your favorite home town bath house and draft some bois!

There are those who say this might make you gay, but are you secure enough in your masculinity to join?
#AreYouManEnough

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 13, 2018 04:45 AM (ooSZC)

714 *un-static*

Made a double-batch of oatmeal-craisin cookies to last through Christmas.

Next is a double-batch of chocolate chip with pecans, almonds and walnuts.

...and then peanut butter.

...and then peanut butter (w) Hershey's Kisses.

...and then God will like me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 04:45 AM (Ckg4U)

715 So, Sven got a new dog. A bird dog! So Sven and Olie took this dog duck hunting. After a bit, Sven and Olie were tired, the dog was limping, and nobody had any ducks. Sven said to Olie "dis dog ain't working!". Olie said to Sven "mebbe we ain't throwing him high enough?"

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 04:55 AM (twG1r)

716 Too funny.
Have a great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:56 AM (/rm4P)

717 God has always loved you Slap.
Just like he has always loved me.
How do I know this?

He gave us baseball.

Then there's that baby in a manger in Bethlehem thing. Yeah.
That was kinda cool too.

Posted by: teej at December 13, 2018 04:57 AM (W8e/N)

718 ..and then God will like me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 04:45 AM (Ckg4U)

Nope. Not until you do the molasses-raisin oatmeal batch.

Posted by: Me, Mr G at December 13, 2018 05:08 AM (twG1r)

719 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 05:11 AM (cqNba)

720 709>> Skip, I perc coffee as well. I set the cold water on the stove until the first bubbles come up the stem and then turn the heat down to about 3. Let it perc for 12 minutes and DO NOT let it boil.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 13, 2018 05:19 AM (07mXI)

"Sports" Illustrated Seems To Think People Buy It For NPC Agitprop



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:55 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (786Ro)

2 Guess so.

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (786Ro)

3 So tired of these idiots and their idiocy.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (fqUgw)

4 Biggest whore at the party award goes too......

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (nAeGR)

5 Classy, SI: using Denhollander, a genuine victim of abuse, to validate false accuser Blasey-Ford

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (786Ro)

6 So, Sports Ils joins the SJW me too movement.

Guess they are not paying attention to what is happening to ESPN.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (NgKpN)

7 After 44 years of subscribing, i am letting SI go when it runs out in January. not even a hint of regret. They left me more that a decade ago.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (iBmJc)

8 Rachael is one of my beach friends. I presented her with the Sports Illustrated Golden Pussy Hat. *sniff* I'm so proud!

Posted by: DOCTOR Ballsey Fraud at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (Tyii7)

9
Does she still speak in her fake little girl voice?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (/OSN/)

10 At least she's not in the swimsuit issue.

Yet.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (VaN/j)

11 Nnnngguhhhh...... I'm a political animal, but even I'm getting sick of the politicization of entertainment. At least the guy from TheQuartering is setting up a website devoted solely to games and no politicization is allowed. I hope it works.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (XKZwp)

12 lol Illustrated.

Hey guys. Check out this new Internet thing.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (NLLmE)

13 And I'm sure the next SI swimsuit edition will have genders from all 57 Gender types.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (NgKpN)

14 2 Door used Ford had to ask, what is this Sports Illustrated thing? Is it like where artists do renderings of sports?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (nAeGR)

15 What's her "sport"?

Posted by: flekked at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (UdKB7)

16 Denhollander, a genuine victim of abuse

Ooops. I denounce myself.

Posted by: DOCTOR Ballsey Fraud at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (Tyii7)

17 Next swimsuit issue:

Kathy Griffin
Kirsten Sinema
Reality Winner
Linda Sarsour
Lena Dunham
Jeff Flake

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (786Ro)

18 Fvck Sports. and fvck sports casters, and fvck sports journalists.

My new sport will be the upcoming civil war and we don't need some faggy newscaster giving his opinion of every headshot.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (aqpW6)

19 I sure hope they have Bruce "Bruce" Jenner in the swimsuit edition this year. I'd say the odds are looking very good.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (6m3R8)

20 Top 20!!

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (NLLmE)

21 I am not clicking on that video. Damaged goods presents award to actual survivor. Plus maybe some sports news that's out of date.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (fxCK2)

22 fuckers.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (NLLmE)

23 Yes, crazy pays.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (UsCnO)

24 Note, totally different tone and demeanor than when she was questioned in the Senate...

What a surprise!

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (NgKpN)

25 Rachael Denhollander is a blatant liar then? That's not really inspirational but whatevs. The Brave New World we live in is befuddling.

Go Woke, Go Broke SI

A lesson that seems to be learned after the fact (i.e. ESPN).

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (/oe9Q)

26
SJWs deliberately ruin everything they touch. Sprinkle the Pu-239 of politics over the most innocent activities.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (LsBY9)

27 Good grief.

Well, at least Ford isn't in a bikini when she spouts her drivel.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (WEBkv)

28 'I'd say the odds are looking very good'

And the goods are looking very odd.

Posted by: frekked at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (UdKB7)

29 Dear Time, and Dear Sports Illustrated. 25 years ago is holding on line 1. They would like to laugh at you.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (nAeGR)

30 Stunning, and brave.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (tfbws)

31 Good Grief!

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (Y2VBD)

32 6 Classy, SI: using Denhollander, a genuine victim of abuse, to validate false accuser Blasey-Ford
Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (786Ro)


If I were Denhollander, I would be steamed. She did not come forward just to have her credibility ruined by Ford.

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (4HMW8)

33 >>>16 What's her "sport"?
Posted by: flekked at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (UdKB7)
________

I'm skilled in hypnotically conjured memories and beating lie detector tests. It was an unofficial national sport in the USSR!

Posted by: Mrs. Frod at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (aqpW6)

34 16 What's her "sport"?
Posted by: flekked at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (UdKB7)

The 400 Meter False Accusation!

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (NgKpN)

35 Yet another skin for the SJWs to wear.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (6XZdO)

36 There is only one Sports Illustrated and its name is Swimsuit edition; Kate Upton is it's priestess.

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (hrcfq)

37 Wow. Well, I suppose some people treat politics as a sport.

WTFF.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (C1NyB)

38 What's her "sport"?

Orange man bad.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (6qErC)

39 24 Yes, crazy pays.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (UsCnO)

And fucks.

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (Y2VBD)

40

Funny how Fake Sports Illustrated doesnt give awards to black NFL players' victims of abuse.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (/OSN/)

41 Next swimsuit issue:

Kathy Griffin
Kirsten Sinema
Reality Winner
Linda Sarsour
Lena Dunham
Jeff Flake
Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM

Jeff Dunham would be better. No homo.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (nAeGR)

42 Cunning Stunts!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:02 PM (nAeGR)

43 THIS LADY MADE A CREDIBLE ACCUSATION JUST LIKE MY WAIFU MICHELLE FIELDS!!!

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping with Michelle Fields missing arm at December 12, 2018 08:02 PM (aqpW6)

44 Those tuts are huge!

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 08:02 PM (Y2VBD)

45 There goes the swimsuit issue.

Posted by: lyn5 at December 12, 2018 08:02 PM (ZVJxm)

46 I sure hope they have Bruce "Bruce" Jenner in the swimsuit edition this year"

That'd be...nuts.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 08:02 PM (6qErC)

47 I'm sorry, but Kathy Ireland was peak Illustrated.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (NLLmE)

48 37 There is only one Sports Illustrated and its name is Swimsuit edition; Kate Upton is it's priestess.


Kathy Ireland.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (/oe9Q)

49
Anyone else thinking of Macho Man Randy Savage, now?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (/OSN/)

50 That Inspiring Woman doesn't have a cock!
HATECRIME!

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (5RXy6)

51 How can any reasonable person not realize she lied about Kavanaugh? If something really happened to her she would continue to press charges or at least file a police report.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (Zd2ZF)

52 With all the Trump is Evil coverage, how is CNN going to fit this in?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (UsCnO)

53 I would say this is completely fucking unbelievable...
but no, its totally believable.

Totally.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (qxq6t)

54 40 24 Yes, crazy pays.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (UsCnO)

And fucks.
Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (Y2VBD)

Silicon Valley Jim Hanniman?

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (vgwv+)

55 That Puddlegum guy gets it.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (NLLmE)

56 And I'm sure the next SI swimsuit edition will have genders from all 57 Gender types.
Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM

58 Hater!

Posted by: Trans Chicken Vagina at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (nAeGR)

57 Because I have no willpower, I listened to Blasey's voice and yeah, she's still got that little girl voice fry thing going on.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (WEBkv)

58 THAT KAVANAUGH, HE RAPIN' EVERBODY!!!!!~

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (6m3R8)

59 Ok I'll go back to using legitimate socks.

Posted by: guy who only uses legitimate socks at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (UdKB7)

60 Nothing quite so astounding as a business insulting their customers.

Posted by: RKae at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (DuecJ)

61 49 37 There is only one Sports Illustrated and its name is Swimsuit edition; Kate Upton is it's priestess.


Kathy Ireland.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (/oe9Q)


Cheryl Tiegs circa 1975.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (sdi6R)

62 As a Canadian, Gregory Kavanaugh should step down from chef justice of the supreme court for national unity or something buck-o!

Posted by: Jordan Bee Peterson at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (aqpW6)

63 I once went to a political rally, and a hockey game broke out.

Posted by: Mr. Blank at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (R1mDg)

64 SI sucks. Has for years.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (2sCft)

65 Cheryl Tiegs circa 1975.
Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (sdi6R)
--------------

Fishnet edition.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 12, 2018 08:05 PM (WEBkv)

66 Is she still using the little girl voice?

Posted by: Avenger at December 12, 2018 08:05 PM (70ScF)

67 She may not be a real victim, but she played one on TV.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:05 PM (t+qrx)

68 I would say this is completely fucking unbelievable...
but no, its totally believable.

Totally.


Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (qxq6t)























I don't think SI and Ford realize that outside the SJW bubble, this doesn't play. At all. It's like inviting someone's crazy aunt to talk on stage before the main attraction at a strip club.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 08:05 PM (fxCK2)

69 Yep. Kathy Ireland was pretty much the zenith, then, well, the internet happened and most red blooded younger dudes were like, a chick in a swimsuit? Really?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:05 PM (nAeGR)

70 Cheryl Tiegs circa 1975"

Yes please.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (6qErC)

71 68
She may not be a real victim, but she played one on TV.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:05 PM (t+qrx)

Now that is a damned good post right there!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (UsCnO)

72 Next Up? See Shep Smith in our Swimsuit Edition! Trans-fluid or just bland old vanilla Homo, you make the call!

Posted by: ShainS - #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (WqPYg)

73 I'm going into the barrel, aren't I?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (fxCK2)

74 Sports Menstruated is still being published?

Who knew......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (Z+IKu)

75 what was her name on the cover recently? Hunter McGrady? 50 pounds overweight in a swimsuit? What next, Lena Dunham in a string bikini?

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (ZqRa6)

76 This makes a total mockery of all those young ladies who were abused by Larry Nassar. That ficking prixk should have his penis put in a blender.

While it's still attached

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (Poe3S)

77 SI sucks. Has for years.
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM

So has Ford.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (nAeGR)

78 What is really amazing is that someone at Sports Ill had to think up this stunt, and then talk Ford into it.


And no one apparently stopped to say, hey, wait a second... Ford was proven to be a LIAR.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (NgKpN)

79 Fvck Sports. and fvck sports casters, and fvck sports journalists.

My new sport will be the upcoming civil war and we don't need some faggy newscaster giving his opinion of every headshot.
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (aqpW6)

You beat me to it. NFL just ran a not so subtle anti 2nd spot for some ass hat player's charity in the last Bears game, which I was only watching because my son is a huge football fan (and player in the youth league). Frankly helping coach his team fill my entire need for football each year now.

Posted by: Keith at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (jdGlx)

80 This makes a total mockery of all those young ladies who were abused by Larry Nassar. That ficking prixk should have his penis put in a blender.

While it's still attached
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM

You spelled wood chipper wrong.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (nAeGR)

81 i am totally in favor of sports illustrated committing suicide while i'm still alive. i can't see the downside. more of this shit, please.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (KP5rU)

82 Ok I'll go back to using legitimate socks.
Posted by: guy who only uses legitimate socks at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (UdKB7)


That's the best policy.

Posted by: The Guy Who Wants To Bring Back Decimation at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (6m3R8)

83 78 SI sucks. Has for years.
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM

So has Ford.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (nAeGR)

Not this one.... trust me...

Posted by: Mr. Blassey-Ford at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (NgKpN)

84 Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander




And the winner is...I don't remember

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (SiINZ)

85 Oh, for fuck's sake.

Posted by: Gem at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (XoAz8)

86 We would like to take this opportunity to announce this years swinsuit edition will feature an inclusive and diverse line up off all trans-women pre-op with authentic unphotoshopped moose knuckles!

you're welcome! Diversity is our strength!

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (aqpW6)

87

This literally more sick and offensive than giving Brucie the award for putting on a dress and taking wang up his ass...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (eLYjB)

88 Martha MacCallum is older than her.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (4thlk)

89 This is a fucking disgrace. Associating that liar with a real victim of sexual abuse is one of the lowest things I've seen.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (NWiLs)

90 Next SI cover. Lamar from Lambda Lambda Lamda throwing the javelin.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (nAeGR)

91 This makes a total mockery of all those young ladies who were abused by Larry Nassar. That ficking prixk should have his penis put in a blender.

While it's still attached
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (Poe3S)


Well sure. Once it's cut off, you really don't care what they do with it.

Posted by: Bruce "Bruce" Jenner at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (6m3R8)

92 I'm so old I can remember when sports illustrated was about....well......sports.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (zLDYs)

93 Sports Illustrated will receive the Trump Curse treatment in 54321....

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (NLLmE)

94 1984
shit is caviar

new rules, yo, get used to them

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (ZqRa6)

95 What next, Lena Dunham in a string bikini?"

You're gonna need a bigger string.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (6qErC)

96 I won't watch the video, does she still sound like a 10 year old with vocal fry?

Posted by: BuckIV at December 12, 2018 08:09 PM (PZ2ib)

97 What's up with her tits?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:09 PM (nAeGR)

98 87 We would like to take this opportunity to announce this years swinsuit edition will feature an inclusive and diverse line up off all trans-women pre-op with authentic unphotoshopped moose knuckles!

you're welcome! Diversity is our strength!
Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (aqpW6)

A swimsuit pictorial of all the Male Trannys winning Womens Races and Sports!

Its a winner I tells ya... a winner!

Posted by: Pitching a story to the editors at SI at December 12, 2018 08:09 PM (NgKpN)

99 46 There goes the swimsuit issue.
Posted by: lyn5 at December 12, 2018 08:02 PM (ZVJxm)

Apparently a good part of the eastern seaboard got to play with them back in her beach party days. Yet she goes after the one that didn't.

Posted by: Keith at December 12, 2018 08:09 PM (jdGlx)

100 I didn't know she had big tits. I guess she was assaulted 30 years ago. I mean, all chicks with big tits are assaulted, right?

Posted by: Sponge at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (Zz0t1)

101 Nothing says swimsuit like Dr Christne Moose Ford

Posted by: Big Dog at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (CZqCg)

102 98: those are tits? really?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (KP5rU)

103 I can't wait till Nia Jax makes the cover.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (ZqRa6)

104 96
What next, Lena Dunham in a string bikini?"



You're gonna need a bigger string.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 08:08 PM (6qErC)

"Get a rope".

Posted by: Cowboys sitting around the campfire wanting real salsa, not the fake stuff from New York City at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (UsCnO)

105 Appearances like this as well as her $800k GoFundMe is how she is getting paid off for being a lying sack of shit about Kavanaugh. I'll bet she's done a bunch like this for $10-50k per appearance.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (ffYR/)

106 There goes the swimsuit issue.
Posted by: lyn5 at December 12, 2018 08:02 PM

Oh, they're just transitioning over at SI. This month it's the chicks with dicks swimsuit edition.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (nAeGR)

107 I didn't know she had big tits. I guess she was assaulted 30 years ago. I mean, all chicks with big tits are assaulted, right?
Posted by: Sponge at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (Zz0t1)



Sure, it's traditional.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (6m3R8)

108 Next Issue We ask the IMPORTANT question - Whats the best way to compliment your bro at the gym? in the locker room? On his penis - Particularly girth, but length too! No homo, unless...you're into that?

Subscribe today!

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (aqpW6)

109 Maybe this fag can get an SI job too?
https://twitter.com/Bmac0507/status/
1071876485777055744

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (Evws/)

110 Not a real doctor.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (6XZdO)

111 This literally more sick and offensive than giving Brucie the award for putting on a dress and taking wang up his ass...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (eLYjB)

Uh, hate to tell you, but he was still dating Women.

Posted by: Don Q at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (NgKpN)

112 Alright. I dd it.

I got a 12 hour timeout on the twitters... for this.

Shame on @nbc with the transcript tricks. Shame on Mika for not going full blown fag. Bet she likes it up the butt. And her butt buddy likes the pearls.

Posted by: golfman at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (GL/05)

113 Ugh. I still agree with Berserkers' assessment. She's Hanover Fiste from Heavy Metal. Now we just need to wait until the green ball takes action on her.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (/qEW2)

114

You wouldn't believe how much co-ed trim I've scored over this bullshit!

Posted by: Mr. Blassey-Ford at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (eLYjB)

115 Is this just what happens when people who learned nothing but hatred of Western Civ in college move into the workforce and start making policy decisions?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (oVJmc)

116 Dr Crazylady won't be in the swimsuit issue.

One hopes.

Posted by: Professor DOCTOR Miklos Molnar at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (zCyNd)

117 98: those are tits? really?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM

It looks like someone put a bag of malt o meal in her shirt. Grits For Tits. Shit for Brains.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (nAeGR)

118 Jerry Sandusky, Larry Nassar...all of these people come from deep-pocketed plaintiffs.

Now that all the wealth in the nation is owned by lefties, I LOVE how the plaintiffs' bar is plundering it.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (76Nxz)

119 I'm guessing that Moxon-Denhollander wasn't abused by Nassar. Assuredly propositioned - Nassar was that much a pig - but not abused. She heard a story from someone who was.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (ykYG2)

120 86 Oh, for fuck's sake.
Posted by: Gem at December 12, 2018 08:07 PM (XoAz


Threadwinner!

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

121 I can't wait till Nia Jax makes the cover."

I've got a feeling that I should be glad not to know who that is...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (6qErC)

122 Are sports journalists the lowest form of journalist?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (oVJmc)

123 I didn't know she had big tits. I guess she was assaulted 30 years ago. I mean, all chicks with big tits are assaulted, right?
Posted by: Sponge at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (Zz0t1)


Sure, it's traditional.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM

Some guys too. #peetoo.

Posted by: Michael Moore at December 12, 2018 08:13 PM (nAeGR)

124 And for the record, Marissa Miller is the hottest women to ever grace the cover.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 08:13 PM (qxq6t)

125 Woman of the Year: Michelle Obama
because she inspires all of us to... something

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:13 PM (ZqRa6)

126 Get Dr Ford on the line. We found our Oscar host!

Posted by: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Stuff at December 12, 2018 08:13 PM (786Ro)

127 They should have given it to the trans bike racer. He proved that even an out-of-shape guy can beat a bunch of girls. And make them like it.

Posted by: In Like Schwinn at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (Ndje9)

128 Not a real doctor.
Posted by: Chris M


This is the Internet.

This is not Sparta.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (S6Pax)

129 I said during the Kavanaugh debacle, Ford was going to be honored by the media. First, Sports Illustrated (yeah sports) next Neflix and her own HBO show.

She's so inspiring.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (T71PA)

130 'What next, Lena Dunham in a string bikini?"

To prove the strength of our new Flextape, we made this bikini out of tape!

Posted by: Phil Flex at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (UdKB7)

131 114 Ugh. I still agree with Berserkers' assessment. She's Hanover Fiste from Heavy Metal. Now we just need to wait until the green ball takes action on her.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear



Heh!! Perfect.

https://youtu.be/qa9zJBOqNhs

"I've got an angle"

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (/oe9Q)

132 Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander, who achieved something at a place and time I don't remember, but it was horrible, Brett spiked the ball AND the punch

Posted by: Professor DOCTOR Chrissy at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (zCyNd)

133 re 122: pro wrestler. Very Large.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (ZqRa6)

134 123
Are sports journalists the lowest form of journalist?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (oVJmc)

Yes. Yes they are.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow's personal toy collection at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (UsCnO)

135 She's got the worst vocal fry I've heard.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (4ErVI)

136 123 Are sports journalists the lowest form of journalist?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (oVJmc)


I believe so.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (NLLmE)

137 I'm sorry, but Kathy Ireland was peak Illustrated.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:03 PM (NLLmE)




She's still a beautiful woman, but in the SI Swimsuit Issues she was breathtakingly gorgeous.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (SiINZ)

138 126 Woman of the Year: Michelle Obama
because she inspires all of us to... something
Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:13 PM (ZqRa6)

Well, I heard she'll be starting at Linebacker for the Packers next year...

Posted by: Don Q at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (NgKpN)

139 I'm going into the barrel, aren't I?
Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 08:06 PM (fxCK2)

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

Eh, didn't look that bad. Maybe just hang your ass over the rim for a spell.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (+F0Wk)

140 You can tell how sincere she is by how much her owl eyes scan left and right on the cue card.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 08:14 PM (nAeGR)

141 Woman of the Year: Michelle Obama
because she inspires all of us to... something
Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach


RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!!!!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (S6Pax)

142 Are sports journalists the lowest form of journalist?

No that would be entertainment journalists.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (4ErVI)

143 All a Republican has to do these days to not be accused of rape is stay off of college campuses, apparently.

Done and Done.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (76Nxz)

144 Are sports journalists the lowest form of journalist?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

They're too untalented to be athletes and too stupid to cover real topics.
Now consider how stupid real journalists are.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (5RXy6)

145 Woman of the Year: Michelle Obama
because she inspires all of us to... something
Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:13 PM (ZqRa6)

She inspired me to transition.

Posted by: Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (tYPH9)

146 Sports Illustrated. How all those testosterone injections helped me win the Women's Wrestling title featuring Butch Grabber.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (N/ghL)

147

House Democrats caved to their progressive wing Tuesday and decided to scrap a rule that would have required a three-fifths supermajority vote to pass any new tax hikes.

Democratic New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the move.

"When I first won, folks said we were too naive, inexperienced, and uninformed to be effective," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "Yet in our first weeks, we elevated Green New Deal to national urgency, secured 30 cosponsors on a Select Committee, and helped stop a bad tax rule. I'd say we're off to a good start."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (aKsyK)

148 Woman of the Year: Michelle Obama
because she inspires all of us to... something

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach

She's not going to try and show me her tits, is she?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:16 PM (4ErVI)

149
She sounds like a mouse gargling with Listerine.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2018 08:16 PM (9X624)

150 What is really amazing is that someone at Sports Ill had to think up this stunt, and then talk Ford into it.


Talk her into it?
Look, twenty bucks is twenty bucks.

Posted by: antisocialist at December 12, 2018 08:16 PM (2shuf)

151 The last issue of Sports Illustrated I read is definitely NOT literally burned in my hippocampus. It was probably at a dentist before I got a phone.

Posted by: ... at December 12, 2018 08:16 PM (uEbPt)

152 Heh. I see that Instapundit linked the Morning Rant and the Open Borders Begin at Home graphic.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 08:17 PM (sdi6R)

153 This coincides nicely with that other "sports" outlet, deadspin, where they told conservative gays to shut the f up. It really is like the "They Live" meme- you're walking around seeing sports and the rest of the media. You put on the glasses and then you see the blank, soulless stares of the NPCs staring back at you. It's just one big woke clusterfuck with various labels stuck all over it.

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at December 12, 2018 08:17 PM (4YHTV)

154 "Following Denhollander's lead, more than 300 women in total have said they were sexually assaulted by Nassar."

I'm wondering how many of the 300 were also sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh. A Venn diagram might be helpful here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (6m3R8)

155 @148
Well if you discount the astounding level of vote rigging, the American people apparently voted for easy ratification of new taxes.

An opposition party could have a field day with this.

But first we have to find an opposition party.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (qxq6t)

156 all "journalists" are on an even plane of suckitude. they have to fight judges for the scum on the bottom when feeding. journalists my ass. third graders book reports make more fucking sense.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (KP5rU)

157 As tasteless as this SI stunt is, sports journalists as a group are still better than the White House Press Corpse.

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (786Ro)

158

I'd body slam her and crap in her mouth, but she's like it.

Posted by: Pico de Gallo at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (eLYjB)

159 Gentlemen, if I'm not mistaken, Dr. Christine's titties are swollen with desperation and desire.

Posted by: Fritz at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (Z9C5C)

160 154 This coincides nicely with that other "sports" outlet, deadspin, where they told conservative gays to shut the f up. It really is like the "They Live" meme- you're walking around seeing sports and the rest of the media. You put on the glasses and then you see the blank, soulless stares of the NPCs staring back at you. It's just one big woke clusterfuck with various labels stuck all over it.
Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at December 12, 2018 08:17 PM (4YHTV)

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

Soviet Russia has some interesting anti-anxiety drugs.

A population that is forced to repeat lies in order to keep their jobs depends on it.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:19 PM (76Nxz)

161 Check out our in depth picture documentary on how Rapists, murderers and generally evil people can throw ball real good!
Then see pictures of them in the expensive homes where they smoke weed, inject dianabol and rape women - the same homes you cucks paid for with your $200 dollar tickets for and waisted 1/7 of your week watching!

Subscribe today!

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 12, 2018 08:19 PM (aqpW6)

162 re 148: I posted a link to Green New Deal the other day. Unbelievable:

http://www.gp.org/green_new_deal
they want to guarantee everything Happiness except guaranteeing that the pack of MMs you buy will only have the colors on the shell that you want

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:19 PM (ZqRa6)

163 I'm wondering how many of the 300 were also sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh. A Venn diagram might be helpful here.
Posted by: Cicero


Brett Kavanaugh IS Larry Nassar. See how this all makes perfect sense?


Just checking, or ....am I making this up?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 08:19 PM (S6Pax)

164 Dr. Christine's titties are swollen with desperation and desire.

Lets GoFund Insomniac to give her the sweet relief they both need...

Posted by: Pico de Gallo at December 12, 2018 08:20 PM (/NRYk)

165 I am pretty sure the Swimsuit Issue covers their whole year, kind of like black friday, except in February.

If somebody wanted to cut into that, they could do just 1 issue a year with famous models and release it at the same time.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 12, 2018 08:20 PM (r+sAi)

166 all "journalists" are on an even plane of suckitude. they have to fight judges for the scum on the bottom when feeding. journalists my ass. third graders book reports make more fucking sense.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (KP5rU)

Having actually done the job, I date the decline to the moment when reporters decided "journalist" was cooler.

Posted by: Miklos, editor emeritus at December 12, 2018 08:20 PM (zCyNd)

167 162 Check out our in depth picture documentary on how Rapists, murderers and generally evil people can throw ball real good!
Then see pictures of them in the expensive homes where they smoke weed, inject dianabol and rape women - the same homes you cucks paid for with your $200 dollar tickets for and waisted 1/7 of your week watching!

Subscribe today!

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 12, 2018 08:19 PM (aqpW6)

And wearing a $100 jersey with these thugs' name on it.

*face palm*

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:20 PM (4ErVI)

168 Here you go:

0 0

155 "Following Denhollander's lead, more than 300 women in total have said they were sexually assaulted by Nassar."

I'm wondering how many of the 300 were also sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh. A Venn diagram might be helpful here.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (6m3R

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 12, 2018 08:20 PM (yScAF)

169 Cicero, that stank to me, as well.

When someone famous gets floated as a possible scumbag, suddenly hundreds of women show up saying LOOKIT MEEE!. They did it to Moore too, and almost all of them just vanished after the election.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 08:21 PM (ykYG2)

170 Soviet Russia has some interesting anti-anxiety drugs.

A population that is forced to repeat lies in order to keep their jobs depends on it.
Posted by: Oschisms

I had no idea vodka is officially an anti-anxiety drug.
Where can I get a proscription?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 12, 2018 08:21 PM (5RXy6)

171
Democrats:Taxes::Addicts:Heroin

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 08:21 PM (LsBY9)

172 Sports Illustrated?

Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at December 12, 2018 08:22 PM (S6Pax)

173

And no one apparently stopped to say, hey, wait a second... Ford was proven to be a LIAR.

No. One.

"They literally know nothing." Ben Rhodes, prophet.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:22 PM (HaL55)

174 In Soviet Russia depression treats you.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 12, 2018 08:22 PM (yScAF)

175 Prescription
goddamit

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 12, 2018 08:23 PM (5RXy6)

176 Sports Illustrated, How 3 DUI's and 2 domestic abuse charges improved my focus on the football field. Skate Justice.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 08:23 PM (N/ghL)

177 By 2025, many women's sporting events will be won by transboys. Wait to the swimsuit issue.

Posted by: Irony at December 12, 2018 08:23 PM (IScnd)

178

I like to tax heroin and then rub both on my wang while leafing through the 1-900 ads in the back of SI...

Posted by: Tony Weiner at December 12, 2018 08:23 PM (/NRYk)

179 163 re 148: I posted a link to Green New Deal the other day. Unbelievable:

http://www.gp.org/green_new_deal
they want to guarantee everything Happiness except guaranteeing that the pack of MMs you buy will only have the colors on the shell that you want

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:19 PM (ZqRa6)

Most of that shit ain't going nowhere. Dem donors ain't paying for it.

Couple of good ideas on the financials though like Glass-Steagall, but that should've happened by now anyway.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:23 PM (4ErVI)

180 re 172: I think a better comparison would be

Democrats:Taxes::Rapists:Women
remember, it's not your money, it's the gov't's money, they're just letting you keep some of their money.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:24 PM (ZqRa6)

181 I had no idea vodka is officially an anti-anxiety drug.
Where can I get a proscription?
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 12, 2018 08:21 PM (5RXy6)

At the Chappaqua Wine and Liquor Store, of course!

*hic!*

Posted by: DistHillary at December 12, 2018 08:24 PM (tYPH9)

182

I posted a link to Green New Deal the other day. Unbelievable:

http://www.gp.org/green_new_deal


Dana Perino on Tucker's show telling us "conservative" Charles Krauthammer was for carbon taxes so they must be OK.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 08:24 PM (aKsyK)

183 There really should be an Award on the Wall of Shame for Pants-shitting.
A Valorious Pant Poop Leg (with Urine Cluster) for panicking like a scared child at every twist and turn of the Russia investigation.
One for the Bozos who blame JackStraw for their own cowardice in the face of enemy onslaught. A Brass Eeyore-Donkey screaming " Game Over ,man" at every reported fact.
We have a kickass president and a roller coaster run on an unpredictable American thrill ride!
Man up, Nancy-boys.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 08:25 PM (LL1Be)

184 they want to guarantee everything Happiness except guaranteeing that the pack of MMs you buy will only have the colors on the shell that you want

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:19 PM (ZqRa6)


Need some evil GMO unicorns to shit color consistent M&Ms

Posted by: Miklos, gene editor emeritus at December 12, 2018 08:25 PM (zCyNd)

185 Dana Perino can suck my dick.


Seriously.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:25 PM (NLLmE)

186 >>>And wearing a $100 jersey with these thugs' name on it.

*face palm*
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:20 PM (4ErVI)
___________
Read our article:

10 reasons you should be secure enough in your masculinity to spend $100 to literally wear a stranger and likely criminal's last name and another $100 to dress your wife with his name too...

...

...

...

sexually, by cucking for chirstmas!

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 12, 2018 08:26 PM (aqpW6)

187 Dana Perino on Tucker's show telling us "conservative" Charles Krauthammer was for carbon taxes so they must be OK.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 08:24 PM (aKsyK)

Remember when he used to push a gas tax. Years ago now.

He pushed the gas tax and then he died. There's a lesson there for all who wish to learn it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:26 PM (4ErVI)

188 Dana Perino can suck my dick.


Might have a shot with Dana Milbank.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 08:26 PM (ykYG2)

189 With her looks and psychotic mental illness, CBF will die alone and probably by her own hand.

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (yhf6w)

190 Phenibut was developed in the Soviet Union and was introduced for medical use in the 1960s.[5] Today, it is marketed for medical use in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Latvia.[5] The medication is not approved for clinical use in the United States and most of Europe, but it is also sold on the Internet as a supplement and purported nootropic.

https://tinyurl.com/cn3ur3l

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (76Nxz)

191 I agree mikeyG. It's stomach turning.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (NLLmE)

192 178 By 2025, many women's sporting events will be won by transboys. Wait to the swimsuit issue.
Posted by: Irony at December 12, 2018 08:23 PM (IScnd)

By 2030 "Women's" Magazines will be stuffed with articles about getting the perfect tuck and the best voice coaching methods.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (tYPH9)

193 re 185: sorry, that only applies to Skittles, but the Climate Scientists are working on that, too.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (ZqRa6)

194 Ted Lieu is a ChiCom plant.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (LL1Be)

195 All a Republican has to do these days to not be accused of rape is stay off of college campuses, apparently.

Done and Done.
Posted by: Oschisms


Wrong.

You have to actively submitt to a re-education board to examine your entire life for any an all possible infractions committed in reality or potential. You have to renounce your entire being and promise to be a holy warrior for Progress.

If you're a man, castrate yourself. If you're Chistian, deny Christ.
If you're white, call for genocide. If you're straight, suck a dick or nine.

You will be made to submit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (ZejZP)

196 With her looks and psychotic mental illness, CBF will die alone and probably by her own hand.

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (yhf6w)

*cats pay attention to this possibility*

Posted by: Miklos, asst. cat herder at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (zCyNd)

197 SI-investigates:
Who has the best jumpshot and longest penis-like clit in the WNBA?

Subscribe today!

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (aqpW6)

198
What brings up Phenibut?

(Which is a derivative (I forget the chemical phrase for this) of Gaba.)


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (kERu4)

199 and might I say, Perino is certainly not unattractive, but Morgan Ortegas... yow

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (ZqRa6)

200 >>>Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander<<<

Please don't tell me this woman does the hammer throw with her labia majora. Okay, off to do some serious research!

Posted by: Fritz at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (Z9C5C)

201 Remember when he used to push a gas tax. Years ago now.

He pushed the gas tax and then he died. There's a lesson there for all who wish to learn it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 08:26 PM (4ErVI)




Really? Is that how it works? Because Rahm Emmanuel wants Illinois to raise its gas tax by 20 to 30 cents.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (SiINZ)

202 Gives a fuck not.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (AsjQP)

203 Dana Perino on Tucker's show telling us "conservative" Charles Krauthammer was for carbon taxes so they must be OK.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

The core principles of conservatism are carbon taxes, sending other people's kids off to die overseas because reasons, and complete deference to the corporate ubermenschen. It's in the Constitution somewhere.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 12, 2018 08:29 PM (5RXy6)

204 For the first time in ages, looking at a SI swimsuit calendar gave me the hives.

Posted by: auscolpyr at December 12, 2018 08:29 PM (oFsfu)

205 Dr. CBF, heal thyself.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 08:29 PM (N/ghL)

206 More than ever, I'm feeling we are really heading for a civil war. A hot one. Between all the crap going on in NY and the DC swamp, et al, it's hard to believe that we aren't heading for turbulence.

I hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 12, 2018 08:30 PM (7ZQe3)

207 The way things are going, the reality show "Ow, My Balls!" will be premiering 475 years earlier than predicted.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 08:30 PM (tfbws)

208 OT: I just gave Facebook another try and within two hours I already deleted it again. What was I thinking?

Posted by: Augustine at December 12, 2018 08:30 PM (Alp4m)

209 "Sports" is officially synonymous with "liberal."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 12, 2018 08:31 PM (NAw0j)

210 and about Carbon Taxes: remember when Newt did that appearance 8 or 10 years ago with Pelosi..?

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 08:31 PM (ZqRa6)

211 Dana Perino on Tucker's show telling us "conservative" Charles Krauthammer was for carbon taxes so they must be OK.

And now he is carbon.
Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 08:26 PM (sf1AO)

Libertarians love Carbon Taxes (and the massive expansion of government power and bureaucracy they bring with them) too, just ask Gary Johnson.

Posted by: Carbon-based Surfperch at December 12, 2018 08:31 PM (tYPH9)

212 209 The way things are going, the reality show "Ow, My Balls!" will be premiering 475 years earlier than predicted.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 08:30 PM (tfbws)


That's ridiculous.

Posted by: Jackass at December 12, 2018 08:31 PM (NLLmE)

213 Oh good lord.

Posted by: Bosk at December 12, 2018 08:31 PM (9m9TT)

214 Do Civil Wars have iPhone chargers and granite countertops?
Because if not, I believe participation will be quite low.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 08:31 PM (LL1Be)

215
Mimetic.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:32 PM (kERu4)

216 Wrong.

You have to actively submitt to a re-education board to examine your entire life for any an all possible infractions committed in reality or potential. You have to renounce your entire being and promise to be a holy warrior for Progress.

If you're a man, castrate yourself. If you're Chistian, deny Christ.
If you're white, call for genocide. If you're straight, suck a dick or nine.

You will be made to submit.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 08:27 PM (ZejZP)

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

Sure, but with GREEDY TRIAL LAWYERS as their only offensive weapon, their torpedoes keep circling away from little old poor Republicans like me, and seem to keep hitting the entertainment industry, news industry, and universities.

I like my chances.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:32 PM (76Nxz)

217 I bingled Morgan Ortegas and I'm getting severely mixed results.

Posted by: Jackass at December 12, 2018 08:32 PM (NLLmE)

218 When is the last time carbon credit passed any liberals piehole?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 08:32 PM (N/ghL)

219 Ben Had @ 177- You so funny, but you one smart cookie too.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 08:32 PM (zLDYs)

220 RESOLVED

That the Senate Committee on the Judiciary be further expanded to include Miklos, ex officio, with Right of Application of Gutta Percha

Posted by: Miklos, godd citizen at December 12, 2018 08:32 PM (zCyNd)

221 208: Yep. I work in 'The Swamp' in DC. The Bubble is real.

I pray that Kurt Schlichter's books will remain fiction.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 08:33 PM (/oe9Q)

222 desock

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:33 PM (NLLmE)

223 Libertarians love Carbon Taxes (and the massive expansion of government power and bureaucracy they bring with them) too, just ask Gary Johnson.
Posted by: Carbon-based Surfperch


I thought Gary Johnson just liked smoking dope. Well, this certainly puts a new spin on things.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 08:33 PM (S6Pax)

224 Dana Perino is 46 and has no children. She's a crazy cat lady in development and if she was european she'd be a PM somewhere welcoming in raping refugees.

She can FOAD.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at December 12, 2018 08:33 PM (aqpW6)

225 The core principles of conservatism are carbon taxes, sending other people's kids off to die overseas because reasons, and complete deference to the corporate ubermenschen. It's in the Constitution somewhere.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 12, 2018 08:29 PM (5RXy6)

You know it's the real Constitution because Bill Krisco signed his name larger than anyone else's.

Posted by: Keith at December 12, 2018 08:33 PM (jdGlx)

226 Dana Perino can suck my dick.


-----
grrrr gggrrrrrrrr


Posted by: jasper at December 12, 2018 08:34 PM (Evws/)

227 200
What brings up Phenibut?

(Which is a derivative (I forget the chemical phrase for this) of Gaba.)


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (kERu4)

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

National Health Care (aka FREE ANXIETY DRUGS!!!!) is how they help you live with yourself after you submit.

A man can think himself into a woman, comrade. Just take this pill and you'll repeat anything to keep your job.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:34 PM (76Nxz)

228
Rahm Emmanuel wants Illinois to raise its gas tax by 20 to 30 cents.
Posted by: TheQuietMan


But he also wants pot (as a tax resource) so that will make it all right.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 08:34 PM (aKsyK)

229 Dana Milbank is not hot at all.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:34 PM (NLLmE)

230 Their football phones were fucking junk.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (nDe2U)

231 208 More than ever, I'm feeling we are really heading for a civil war. A hot one. Between all the crap going on in NY and the DC swamp, et al, it's hard to believe that we aren't heading for turbulence.

I hope I'm wrong.
Posted by: Pete Seria at December 12, 2018 08:30 PM (7ZQe3)


I called it as soon as Obama was elected in 2008, for the simple reason that you can't have half of the population trying to ram Communism down the other half's throats without bloodshed.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (sdi6R)

232 re: crazy cat ladies.

How do we feel about them?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (GBteo)

233 So Krauthammer was colluding with the bolshevoys, too? Damn, small world.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (RuIsu)

234 sports illustrated must be about 12 pages now right? haven't seen one since the 80's.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (KP5rU)

235 Dana Milbank is not hot at all.
Posted by: eleven


Oh, he will be. Soon.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 08:36 PM (S6Pax)

236 Their football phones were fucking junk.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (nDe2U)

Football phones....hmmm....

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at December 12, 2018 08:36 PM (zCyNd)

237
Well, GABA and it's offshoot Phenibut, have been popular "relaxation" supplements in the fitness industry for many years.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:36 PM (kERu4)

238 sports illustrated must be about 12 pages now right? haven't seen one since the 80's.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (KP5rU)

1994, skipping the Rose Bowl in their issue about the Badgers, screw them and Peter King with a barbed.....

Posted by: auscolpyr at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (oFsfu)

239 Sure, but with GREEDY TRIAL LAWYERS as their only offensive weapon, their torpedoes keep circling away from little old poor Republicans like me, and seem to keep hitting the entertainment industry, news industry, and universities.

I like my chances.
Posted by: Oschisms


Look up implicit bias training.

That's being implimented in corporate America. Not lawyers, but your HR division and management will force you to submit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (ZejZP)

240 Well, GABA and it's offshoot Phenibut, have been popular "relaxation" supplements in the fitness industry for many years.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:36 PM



GAINZZZ thread!

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (786Ro)

241
You still here, Ballsy? Aren't your beach buds missing you ... or something?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (WoyGL)

242 I'm thinking football phones may have been SI's last shot at a good idea.

Which it wasn't.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (NLLmE)

243 CBD's better for you, and I ain't talking Charlie Brown's Dildo.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (76Nxz)

244 crazy cat ladies.

How do we feel about them?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (GBteo)

Somehow, I don't think Paolo would respond to your survey questions.

Posted by: Miklos, statistically speaking at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (zCyNd)

245 re: crazy cat ladies.

How do we feel about them?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

Tasty.

Posted by: hungry cats at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (5RXy6)

246 She's a crazy cat lady in development
-------
ggrrrrr ggrrrrrr woof woof grrrrr

Posted by: jasper at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (Evws/)

247 'crazy cat ladies. How do we feel about them?'

If said cat lady is Julie Newmar then MEOW!

Posted by: Phil Flex at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (UdKB7)

248 234 re: crazy cat ladies.

How do we feel about them?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (GBteo)


I dunno, but I like cats. More than most humans.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

249
Now which door was that photo shot near?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (WoyGL)

250
I have no use for Fox Fake News.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:39 PM (kERu4)

251 crazy cat lady say anything about her hippocampus? or, just whine about her empowering twat?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:39 PM (KP5rU)

252 And Deadspin's story "Hey conservative fags, fuck off!"

So much SPORTS!!1! you guys.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:39 PM (zt1Ym)

253
I dunno, but I like cats. More than most humans.
Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

I ask because I've been hanging out with a chick lately who is definitely a crazy cat lady. 4 cats.

She talks to them.

It's bizarre.

But I don't have a problem with cats as animals I guess. Although they are chattel, not humans.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:39 PM (GBteo)

254 Look up implicit bias training.

That's being implimented in corporate America. Not lawyers, but your HR division and management will force you to submit.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (ZejZP)

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

The Left is a house divided. It will not stand. All it takes is a child to laugh at the emperor not wearing any clothes.

Enter Donny Two Scoops.

We're closer to the end of this crap than the beginning.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 12, 2018 08:40 PM (76Nxz)

255 One cat, Vasilly.



One.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:40 PM (NLLmE)

256 True story: I used to want to be a baseball writer. Because I like baseball, not because I was a failed political reporter.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:40 PM (zt1Ym)

257


Now which door was that photo shot near?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 08:38 PM (WoyGL)
I lol'ed

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 08:41 PM (fxCK2)

258 @227
It's funny that a former Democrat and philandering billionaire is the bulwark of Conservatism and that so-called "conservatives" have proven to be anything but.

Incredible.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 08:41 PM (qxq6t)

259 So ... I don't understand what's going on. Is "That's DOCTOR" Christine Blasey Ford the new Swimsuit model? She can make the trannies all feel better about themselves.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 08:41 PM (fOzSs)

260 But I don't have a problem with cats as animals I guess. Although they are chattel, not humans.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:39 PM (GBteo)

Now we see the misogyny inherent on the system.

Posted by: Alexandria O'catsio-Cortez at December 12, 2018 08:41 PM (zCyNd)

261 fuck SI

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 08:42 PM (7J5t2)

262

It's funny that a former Democrat and philandering billionaire is the
bulwark of Conservatism and that so-called "conservatives" have proven
to be anything but.

Incredible.



It's almost like...
...wait for it...
...everything is backwards, ain't it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:42 PM (HaL55)

263 >>>235 So Krauthammer was colluding with the bolshevoys, too? Damn, small world.
Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 08:35 PM (RuIsu)
__________
Neo-cons were Troskyites pureists pissed at teh USSR for betraying them. Rs were more anti-soviet than Ds so they buddy-ed up to the Rs.

Thats why Max Boot and the like are primarly concerned about foreign policy - Still Trostkyites pureists at heart and its all about global revolution.

SO WE MUST INVADE ALL THE THINGS!!!!!

Posted by: Zombie Krauthammer at December 12, 2018 08:42 PM (aqpW6)

264 People who make their living in the sportsworld have become as liberal as people in academia. It makes zero sense.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at December 12, 2018 08:42 PM (RLiOt)

265
What do you mean "she talks to her cats?"

As in has conversations with them?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:43 PM (kERu4)

266 186
Dana Perino can suck my dick.



Jasper has competition?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:43 PM (UsCnO)

267 254 And Deadspin's story "Hey conservative fags, fuck off!"

So much SPORTS!!1! you guys.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at

Isn't that part of Gawker and didn't Gawker go out of bidness pot Hulk Hogan lawsuit?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 08:44 PM (zAvEW)

268 She talks to them.

It's bizarre.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:39 PM (GBteo)


People talk to dogs too. There's nothing odd about that. Hell, I talk to inanimate objects, but not to strike up a conversation, mostly so that they understand that what they did was wrong and that I'm very disappointed in them.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:45 PM (t+qrx)

269 >>>Look up implicit bias training.

That's being implimented in corporate America. Not lawyers, but your HR division and management will force you to submit.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 08:37 PM (ZejZP)
_________
Recent studies show that not only does implicit bias training not work, but the original studies on implicit bias were flawed or faked because they cannot be replicated.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at December 12, 2018 08:45 PM (aqpW6)

270 What do you mean "she talks to her cats?"

As in has conversations with them?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:43 PM (kERu4)

Yes.

Or like talking to the cat but really talking to me.

Like "hey [cat], do you think [Harry Paratestes] wants another drink? He looks like he does, doesn't he?!"

It's fucking weird, man.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:45 PM (GBteo)

271 People talk to dogs too. There's nothing odd about that. Hell, I talk to inanimate objects, but not to strike up a conversation, mostly so that they understand that what they did was wrong and that I'm very disappointed in them.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:45 PM (t+qrx)


Things that hit my shins are bastards.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (NLLmE)

272 People talk to dogs too. There's nothing odd about that. Hell, I talk to inanimate objects, but not to strike up a conversation, mostly so that they understand that what they did was wrong and that I'm very disappointed in them.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:45 PM (t+qrx)

Well, sometimes I talk to my car when I'm angry at it.

like "you better fucking start." But I don't have conversations with my car.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (GBteo)

273 It looks like she has a big set of tits, I wonder if she has any "talent"?

Posted by: JROD at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (0vY1N)

274 FLOTUS is going to be interrupted repeatedly by Hannity tonight if anyone is interested.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (ffYR/)

275 Like "hey [cat], do you think [Harry Paratestes] wants another drink? He looks like he does, doesn't he?!"

It's fucking weird, man.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:45 PM (GBteo)


OK yeah, that's a little odd.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (t+qrx)

276
Wacky cat names, too?
Like, um, "Prince ____," or "Lady ____"?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (kERu4)

277 Lurker: They were part of Gawker, but now they're owned by Univision.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:47 PM (zt1Ym)

278

Or like talking to the cat but really talking to me.



Like "hey [cat], do you think [Harry Paratestes] wants another drink? He looks like he does, doesn't he?!"



It's fucking weird, man.


You don't have to scream while you're doing it, but you need to run away quickly. Like right now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:47 PM (HaL55)

279 OK yeah, that's a little odd.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (t+qrx)

Yeah.

But I'm not sure if it's worth just rolling my eyes and moving on, or if I should start to extricate myself from this situation.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:47 PM (GBteo)

280 My car took a giant crap today.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:48 PM (NLLmE)

281 Am I a bad person for not know who the award winner is?

Posted by: Bubba C at December 12, 2018 08:48 PM (NhgkA)

282 You don't have to scream while you're doing it, but you need to run away quickly. Like right now.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:47 PM (HaL55)

...Yeah... I mean, yeah. Probably.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:48 PM (GBteo)

283 It's unfortunate though, because she's cute and super smart.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (GBteo)

284 276
FLOTUS is going to be interrupted repeatedly by Hannity tonight if anyone is interested.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 08:46 PM (ffYR/)
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!
And so very true. Too much time as a kid hanging Chinese drywall.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (UsCnO)

285 My car took a giant crap today.
Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:48 PM (NLLmE)

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

Sorry man. Engine or transmission?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (ffYR/)

286 225 Libertarians love Carbon Taxes (and the massive expansion of government power and bureaucracy they bring with them) too, just ask Gary Johnson.
Posted by: Carbon-based Surfperch

---

I give them credit for consistency. If you really, truly believe in your heart of hearts that global warming or climate change or whatever they're calling it now is a super-duper-eleventy!!!!11!!! level crisis, a straight carbon tax is the most transparent and least intrusive way to deal with the problem.

Which is one reason I'm skeptical about climate change: The fact that the socialists want to use the LEAST-INTRUSIVE solution, instead of their usual solution of just handing everything over to well-connected bureaucrats infused with a level of regal authority that would make a Chinese emperor blush, makes me think it's really just about the taxes for them. Funny that so many libertarians can't perceive that.

Posted by: Mr. Blank at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (R1mDg)

287 288 Am I a bad person for not know who the award winner is?
Oh good, that's two of us.
Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (sf1AO)

Oh i just assumed none of us had any idea.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (GBteo)

288 Is this woman's 15 minutes of fame up yet?

Posted by: dantesed at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (88xKn)

289 But I'm not sure if it's worth just rolling my eyes and moving on, or if I should start to extricate myself from this situation.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


Pop smoke and call for an extrication!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (ftdxp)

290 Recent studies show that not only does implicit bias training not work, but the original studies on implicit bias were flawed or faked because they cannot be replicated.
----
Pfff. Like concepts such as "reproducibility" means anything to these people.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (tfbws)

291 Sorry man. Engine or transmission?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (ffYR/)



I'm hoping alternator. Got an "Engine lost power" message. With the electrics freaking out.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (NLLmE)

292 288: make that three. also, i don't give a flying fuck who it is.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (KP5rU)

293
Please, Ace, if you love us, you will remove that tweet from this post. I can't stand seeing her anymore.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (kERu4)

294 It's unfortunate though, because she's cute and super smart.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (GBteo)


*sucks air through teeth*

Huh.

I don't know what to say here. It could be harmless, right? Maybe she's having an awkward time talking to you so she talks to you by way of the cat?

You're probably good. I wouldn't sweat it too much, just keep an eye out.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (t+qrx)

295 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:47 PM (GBteo)
-----
As long as the cat knows you want another drink, I don't see a problem.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (tfbws)

296 Pop smoke and call for an extrication!
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (ftdxp)

heh.

You guys are no fun.

I was hoping for a, "ah, just go for it! Whats the worst that can happen?" response like my friends in the meatspace give me in these situations.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (GBteo)

297 I'm hoping alternator. Got an "Engine lost power" message. With the electrics freaking out.
Posted by: eleven


It needs Brawndo.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (ftdxp)

298 29 'I'd say the odds are looking very good'
And the goods are looking very odd.

Now, that is just so cwuel to widdle Jeff Fwake! He will be vewy pwetty, and his widdle pee-pee will hardly show at all!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (scRg8)

299 She's one of the gymnasts that spoke out against Nasser. But again, the left doesn't care about an actual monster like Nasser, they just want to someone smear Kavanaugh again.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (zt1Ym)

300 I'm hoping alternator. Got an "Engine lost power" message. With the electrics freaking out.
Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (NLLmE)

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

Much better. I hope it's something even simpler, like just a drive belt.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (ffYR/)

301 I didn't know she had big tits. I guess she was assaulted 30 years ago. I mean, all chicks with big tits are assaulted, right?
Posted by: Sponge at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (Zz0t1)

Sure, it's traditional.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (6m3R

The typical assault for a girl/women/wxyman with large knockers is the twin engine power boating. Putt-putt-putt-putt.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (3sjI6)

302

It's unfortunate though, because she's cute and super smart.


That is a shame, but we have a saying here in Hordelandia...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (HaL55)

303 You guys are no fun.

I was hoping for a, "ah, just go for it! Whats the worst that can happen?" response like my friends in the meatspace give me in these situations.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


You don't like having two kidneys?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (ftdxp)

304 >>>So Krauthammer was colluding with the bolshevoys, too? Damn, small world<<<

The man was hedging his bets like Stephen Hawking who was convinced that aliens were coming to anally rape his lifeless corpse. And convert him into jerked meat snacks.

Posted by: Fritz at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (Z9C5C)

305
I wouldn't worry too much until one of the cats tells you the relationship is over.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (kERu4)

306 As long as the cat knows you want another drink, I don't see a problem.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (tfbws)

The cat is incredibly in tune with when it's time to grab me another drink.

But he is the opposite of in tune with when it's time to get the fuck out of the bed.

...It cuts both ways.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (GBteo)

307 It needs Brawndo.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 08:52 PM (ftdxp)



I give it a quart of that shit every damn day.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (NLLmE)

308 It's unfortunate though, because she's cute and super smart.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (GBteo)


The Feminist-Liberal chic again ?

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (vW5+V)

309 I wouldn't worry too much until one of the cats tells you the relationship is over.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (kERu4)

hahaha. I could totally see that. Getting a text that says "[cat] says we shouldn't see each other anymore. Sorry!"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (GBteo)

310 I mean, is the cat talkative? Like is it a Siamese? I "talk" to my cat because he likes having "conversations" but I know he's a dumb cat that doesn't understand anything.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (zt1Ym)

311 The Feminist-Liberal chic again ?
Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (vW5+V)

No, this is a different one.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (GBteo)

312 It looks like she has a big set of tits

My beach friends like them.

Posted by: DOCTOR Ballsey Fraud at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (Tyii7)

313 is that some tranny?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (fDU8w)

314 It's unfortunate though, because she's cute and super smart.





Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM
Have you talked to her about it? One of my ex-bfs didn't like that I didn't look at him when we talked. He didn't tell me about it until we ran into each other somewhere. It was because I was so infatuated I felt kind of tongue-tied. Maybe her talk-to-the-cats is a similar thing.
/ relationship advisor

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 08:55 PM (fxCK2)

315
Um, Michael Crichton was very much in favor of Carbon Taxes.

I shit you not.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 08:55 PM (kERu4)

316 There's millions of Dr. Blasey-Fords around here.

Millions.

And lots more in L.A. too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 08:55 PM (EZebt)

317 313 I mean, is the cat talkative? Like is it a Siamese? I "talk" to my cat because he likes having "conversations" but I know he's a dumb cat that doesn't understand anything.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (zt1Ym)

I don't know, it's a cat.

It like scratches stuff and head butts me and... you know, does cat stuff. It certainly doesn't speak or comprehend the English language.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:55 PM (GBteo)

318
I'm hoping alternator. Got an "Engine lost power" message. With the electrics freaking out.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM (NLLmE)
My limited experience is that when an alternator dies, the car just fades until it stops, after the battery drains off and dies.

If the lights and electricity were flickering on and off, it could be something as simple as a corroded ground wire connection. On the frame, not the battery.

This has happened to me twice, two different cars. The second time it cost a lot less as I knew what to check before spending money.

I'm probably completely wrong with your problem, however.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:56 PM (UsCnO)

319 I have to share this.


D'oh Boy is house sitting for a vet friend and his active duty wife who is on leave.

They live way out of town, and son is staying at their place just until Christmas, with his dog.

They raise chickens (so son has to let them out every morning and put them up every night and collect the eggs), have FIVE indoor cats, pet sugar gliders, and a Siberian hamster.

D'oh Boy is now some sort of farmer/animal rangler.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2018 08:56 PM (ptqGC)

320 Have you talked to her about it? One of my ex-bfs didn't like that I didn't look at him when we talked. He didn't tell me about it until we ran into each other somewhere. It was because I was so infatuated I felt kind of tongue-tied. Maybe her talk-to-the-cats is a similar thing.
/ relationship advisor
Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 08:55 PM (fxCK2)

I have not.

And we're not dating dating, we're just kind of... hanging out, so I'm not sure it's really my place to say anything.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:56 PM (GBteo)

321 The Feminist-Liberal chic again ?
Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 08:53 PM (vW5+V)

No, this is a different one.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (GBteo)


Good.

Turn it around ... ask the cat "Does Miss Hottie want to blow me now ? She does - great."

You're welcome, bud. Relationship Advice is just one of my many talents.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 08:57 PM (vW5+V)

322 Harry: Yes, duh, but does it meow a lot at humans? Some cats are very social and like being spoken to.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:57 PM (zt1Ym)

323 Turn it around ... ask the cat "Does Miss Hottie want to blow me now ? She does - great."

You're welcome, bud. Relationship Advice is just one of my many talents.
Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 08:57 PM (vW5+V)

hahaha, I hadn't considered using the cat to my advantage.

Oh, I should probably add -- she also refers to herself as the cats "mommy."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (GBteo)

324 If the lights and electricity were flickering on and off, it could be something as simple as a corroded ground wire connection. On the frame, not the battery.

This has happened to me twice, two different cars. The second time it cost a lot less as I knew what to check before spending money.

I'm probably completely wrong with your problem, however.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 08:56 PM (UsCnO)


I appreciate the input. I'm hoping the AAA guy can clue me in before I have to make decisions.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (NLLmE)

325 She sure seems to be making the best of her alleged rape so many years ago. Glad she was able to pick the pieces up and move on.

Posted by: Blago at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (bO5Mk)

326 325 Harry: Yes, duh, but does it meow a lot at humans? Some cats are very social and like being spoken to.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:57 PM (zt1Ym)

Not that I've noticed.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (GBteo)

327 And we're not dating dating, we're just kind of... hanging out, so I'm not sure it's really my place to say anything.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:56 PM (GBteo)


Let the cat handle that, anyway.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (fOzSs)

328 318
Um, Michael Crichton was very much in favor of Carbon Taxes.

I shit you not.

If any of these shits was serious, they would ban the ICE tomorrow and tell us all to get over it.
They won't, it's about a bottomless supply of your money.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (LOq4H)

329 Anyway, if a girl told me to stop interacting with my cat a certain way, bitch is getting the heave ho. I've had him for 11 years and he's worth a lot more than some Tinder skank.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (zt1Ym)

330 And after all that bullshit Kav stabbed us in the back already.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (YdHeD)

331 I'm trying to remember the last time I even saw a SI.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (yQpMk)

332 No mention in this week's SI about the collapse of the Steelers, and the very real chance that they won't make the playoffs.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (7PllL)

333

hahaha. I could totally see that. Getting a text that says "[cat] says we shouldn't see each other anymore. Sorry!"

I don't know about everyone else, but when I need relationship advice, I always trust a devious life-form that can lick its nether regions in front of company and is just waiting for me to die so it can eat my eyeballs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (HaL55)

334 Oh, I should probably add -- she also refers to herself as the cats "mommy."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (GBteo)

Ja. This is vell known phenomenon. Highly indicative.

Posted by: Professor Miklos Freud at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (zCyNd)

335 Am I a bad person for not know who the award winner is?
Oh good, that's two of us.
Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 08:49 PM (sf1AO)


Who, Rachael Denhollander?

She's the one who broke the dam on Larry Nassar who, along with everyone else in his department and up the chain of command who knew what he was doing and didn't do anything about it, can go eternally climb a wall of dicks in hell.

Having CBF present an award for inspiration to Denhollander is probably the most insulting thing SI could possibly have done. It would be less disgraceful to just ignore Denhollander entirely than to have her honored by a victim cosplay grifter.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (t+qrx)

336 My limited experience is that when an alternator dies, the car just fades until it stops, after the battery drains off and dies.

If the lights and electricity were flickering on and off, it could be something as simple as a corroded ground wire connection. On the frame, not the battery.

This has happened to me twice, two different cars. The second time it cost a lot less as I knew what to check before spending money.

I'm probably completely wrong with your problem, however.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


The obligatory: Slap hot iron to it!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (ftdxp)

337 Jane, Harley must feel like she's at the Little Big Horn.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (N/ghL)

338 Did she send a 'shout-out' to her beach friends? In little girl fry voice?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (YvUf/)

339 D'oh Boy is now some sort of farmer/animal rangler.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2018 08:56 PM (ptqGC)

===

Jane, as long as he doesn't eat the sugar gliders with maple syrup, he'll be fine.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (EZebt)

340 332 Anyway, if a girl told me to stop interacting with my cat a certain way, bitch is getting the heave ho. I've had him for 11 years and he's worth a lot more than some Tinder skank.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (zt1Ym)

Well, that's kind of how I'm looking at it. It's not really my place to like lecture her on how to talk to her animals.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (GBteo)

341 Harry: Then yeah she's probably just odd. But she's a woman so what else do you expect?

4 cats is definitely pushing it if they're all hers. If there's a roommate or family, maybe, but for one chick, 4 cats is halfway to dying alone at 80 and having them eat your face off.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (zt1Ym)

342 There should be a vapor trail behind you leaving the cat lady.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (nDe2U)

343 Until she hears the cat say Harry doesn't need a drink, she's okay.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (4thlk)

344 Grump923 you don't go to the barber shop? Hippy.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (7PllL)

345 If any of these shits was serious, they would ban the ICE tomorrow and tell us all to get over it.
They won't, it's about a bottomless supply of your money.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (LOq4H)

Didn't CA ban ICE by 2030 or something? Or not outright ban but only certain % of cars sold can be Ice. Several Euro cities have banned ice cars. This shit is happening.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:01 PM (YdHeD)

346 What are sugar gliders? 5 cats is OK, they take care of themselves

Posted by: professor anthrax at December 12, 2018 09:01 PM (B45q8)

347 Ja. This is vell known phenomenon. Highly indicative.
Posted by: Professor Miklos Freud at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (zCyN

Yeah, I definitely don't need to be a palm reader to know that "crazy cat lady" is in her future.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:01 PM (GBteo)

348 I don't know about everyone else, but when I need relationship advice, I always trust a devious life-form that can lick its nether regions in front of company and is just waiting for me to die so it can eat my eyeballs.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


I will take relationship advice fro the dog.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:01 PM (ftdxp)

349 Grump923 you don't go to the barber shop? Hippy.


Ha!

*shakes back gray locks*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 09:01 PM (yQpMk)

350 she also refers to herself as the cats "mommy."

Head for the hills.

Posted by: DOCTOR Ballsey Fraud at December 12, 2018 09:01 PM (Tyii7)

351 334 I'm trying to remember the last time I even saw a SI.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 08:59 PM (yQpMk)


I'm thinking the last one I saw had Eric Crouch on the cover.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:01 PM (NLLmE)

352 I guess I won't be picking up a copy of SI by the checkout at Dick's.

Posted by: Miklos, quasi-literate at December 12, 2018 09:02 PM (zCyNd)

353 And we're not dating dating, we're just kind of... hanging out, so I'm not sure it's really my place to say anything.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:56 PM (GBteo)

Wait.

You are getting the goods with less than no commitment and you are worried about her cats?!

Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 09:02 PM (vUGmb)

354 346 Until she hears the cat say Harry doesn't need a drink, she's okay.
Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (4thlk)

Yeah, the cat's never cut me off or not advised her to get me a friend, so he has that going for him.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:02 PM (GBteo)

355 316 is that some tranny?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 08:54 PM (fDU8w)

Aren't you the expert? You just rebuilt one for crying out loud!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 09:02 PM (NWiLs)

356 What are sugar gliders?
Posted by: professor anthrax


Exotic rodent.
Cross between a flying squirrel and a hamster.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:03 PM (ftdxp)

357 Wait.

You are getting the goods with less than no commitment and you are worried about her cats?!
Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 09:02 PM (vUGmb)

Yeah, that's why I'm ambivalent about it. Because I kind of have a good thing going here.

But the cat stuff is super bizarre.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:03 PM (GBteo)

358 she also refers to herself as the cats "mommy."


MILF, of a sort?

Posted by: Miklos, quasi-semi-guessing? at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (zCyNd)

359 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:02 PM (GBteo)

Get me a beer*

...that was a very odd typo.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (GBteo)

360 Exotic rodent.

Cross between a flying squirrel and a hamster.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:03 PM (ftdxp)


Go on.

Posted by: Richard Gere at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (9gHOW)

361 Is this nothing?

Horrendously embarrassed and utterly discredited manipulative political operative bestows some award to somebody says a pamphlet not worth looking at even for the cheesecake issues.

Yup. That's nothing.

Next‽

Posted by: mindful webworker - program says: make laugh-like sound here at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (tV7+q)

362 I'd rather have a woman that talks to cats than one that talks to me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (jXrK7)

363 Didn't CA ban ICE by 2030 or something? Or not outright ban but only certain % of cars sold can be Ice. Several Euro cities have banned ice cars. This shit is happening.

I flipping guarantee, the loss of fuel tax would bankrupt every state in the union.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (LOq4H)

364 What are sugar gliders?


Possums?

Posted by: dantesed at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (88xKn)

365 Exotic rodent.
Cross between a flying squirrel and a hamster.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:03 PM (ftdxp)


WTFF??!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (fOzSs)

366 MILF, of a sort?
Posted by: Miklos, quasi-semi-guessing? at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (zCyNd)

Cat Milf?

yeah I don't know.

She definitely does not have any human children, so I'm not sure if that qualifies her as a milf.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (GBteo)

367 It like scratches stuff and head butts me and... you know, does cat stuff. It certainly doesn't speak or comprehend the English language.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:55 PM (GBteo)


The cat head-butts you? This is a sign of acceptance, trust, and affection.

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (4HMW8)

368 344
4 cats is definitely pushing it if they're all hers. If there's a roommate or family, maybe, but for one chick, 4 cats is halfway to dying alone at 80 and having them eat your face off.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (zt1Ym)


I read somewhere that the optimum number of cats is the number of people in the household plus one. So a single person can have two, a couple can have three, and a family of four can have five. I only have experience with the first case, and two cats were file with just me.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (sdi6R)

369 I've always wanted a Bush Baby for a pet. Because the name sounds racist.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (jXrK7)

370 Uh, hate to tell you, but he was still dating Women.
Posted by: Don Q at December 12, 2018 08:11 PM (NgKpN)

So, taking a strap=on up the ass instead is somehow better?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (fDU8w)

371

I will take relationship advice fro the dog.

So would I. Your dog won't eat your eyeballs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (HaL55)

372 Oh, I should probably add -- she also refers to herself as the cats "mommy."
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 08:58 PM (GBteo)

Ask her who she thinks the father is. That should tell you whether to blow that popsicle stand.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (3sjI6)

373 Sports Illustrated. Time Magazine. I'll take something nobody has given a shit about for 20 years Alex.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (L3YlV)

374 people just like saying, DR christine ballsy ford. that's all it is. i like saying DR detroit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (KP5rU)

375 The cat head-butts you? This is a sign of acceptance, trust, and affection.
Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (4HMW

Yeah, I guess. She gets jealous when the cat jumps on my lap and head butts me and rubs his face against me and whatnot (I'd be totally okay if the cat didn't do that.)

She's like "[cat], you hardly even know him! Stop it!"

I don't know, the whole thing is fucking weird.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (GBteo)

376 Two cats is redlining it.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (NLLmE)

377 WTFF??!
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary foods like sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (ftdxp)

378 And I like the little bastiges.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (NLLmE)

379 The cat head-butts you? This is a sign of acceptance, trust, and affection.

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (4HMW


Cats head butt tables, walls, sofas, ... and anything else they can find.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (fOzSs)

380 I will take relationship advice fro the dog.

So would I. Your dog won't eat your eyeballs.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (HaL55)

He will if he stir fries them.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM (3sjI6)

381 Ask her who she thinks the father is. That should tell you whether to blow that popsicle stand.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (3sjI6)

I totally should.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM (GBteo)

382 I talk to the generator. 'Out of gas again, huh? What did you do with the gas I gave you 7 hours ago?'

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM (zLDYs)

383 John, our circulation numbers are up. Is there anything we can do about that?

Yes, Bob. Let's cater to the looney liberal women out there. That's our key growth demographic.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM (pUDQf)

384 Well, it does comfort me to know that SI will be gone soon.

Or will be sold for $1 to some rich techno-billionaire who will fund it's further descent into insanity and insolvency.

It'll be fun.

Posted by: West at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM (+wjl1)

385
Ask her who she thinks the father is. That should tell you whether to blow that popsicle stand.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (3sjI6)



I totally should.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM
"Man Killed By Woman with Multiple Cats. News at eleven."

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM (fxCK2)

386 CLILF?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (L3YlV)

387
eleven,

Here's what I'd do: Go out and disconnect the negative cable on the battery for a while. Turn on the headlights drain the capacitors. Turn off the headlights. Then reconnect.

Start it up and see what happens. Go to AutoZone and have them check for codes.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (kERu4)

388 The cat head-butts you? This is a sign of acceptance, trust, and affection.

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (4HMW

Cats head butt tables, walls, sofas, ... and anything else they can find.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (fOzSs)

Well, at least he cares for you as much as he does the table, walls, sofas....and anything else.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (3sjI6)

389 Are sports journalists the lowest form of journalist?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 08:12 PM (oVJmc)

Believe it or not, there was a time when sportswriters were the creme de la creme of newspaper journalists. Back before television ruined everything.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (fDU8w)

390 In her first public statement since September, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award

Party on, Garth.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (DTX3h)

391 much like a flying squirrel

Hey, Sugar Rocky!

Posted by: Moose Out Front at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (Tyii7)

392 "Man Killed By Woman with Multiple Cats. News at eleven."

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 09:07 PM (fxCK2)

oh man. Well, the horde will at least have a good laugh at that one if it came to fruition.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (GBteo)

393 The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary foods like sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (ftdxp)


Sure, but as a pet?? Who needs some rodent flying through the house stealing all the sugar and syrup?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (fOzSs)

394 Sniffy is right. If she fucks you and talks to the cats, that kinda sounds like the perfect relationship. Way better than the converse.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (zt1Ym)

395 BK badge in the mail:

Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (ZejZP)

396 Yeah, the cat's never cut me off or not advised her to get me a friend, so he has that going for him.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:02 PM (GBteo)


Cat's got your back. That's a good cat.

I bet even after you guys break up, the cat will still swing by your place once in a while to get high and play Tekken 3 with you. He's pretty good with Eddy.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (t+qrx)

397 Here's what I'd do: Go out and disconnect the negative cable on the battery for a while. Turn on the headlights drain the capacitors. Turn off the headlights. Then reconnect.

Start it up and see what happens. Go to AutoZone and have them check for codes.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (kERu4)



THX Soothy. Screencapping this.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:10 PM (NLLmE)

398 398 BK badge in the mail:

Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (ZejZP)



Get woke, go broke.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 12, 2018 09:10 PM (pUDQf)

399 The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary foods like sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 09:06 PM (ftdxp)


So do these flying possums get run over by planes?

Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 12, 2018 09:10 PM (T71PA)

400 397 Sniffy is right. If she fucks you and talks to the cats, that kinda sounds like the perfect relationship. Way better than the converse.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (zt1Ym)

I mean, that is the other side of the argument, isn't it?

Theoretically, there is no reason for me to complain.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:10 PM (GBteo)

401 Hopefully the AAA guy can check codes.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:10 PM (NLLmE)

402 Believe it or not, there was a time when sportswriters were the creme de la creme of newspaper journalists. Back before television ruined everything.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:08 PM (fDU8w)

A.J Liebling

Posted by: Miklos, cub reporter at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM (zCyNd)

403

I flipping guarantee, the loss of fuel tax would bankrupt every state in the union.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (LOq4H)

Which is states like Oregon and Wash are getting rid of the gas tax and instead charging fees per miles driven instead. All states will do this soon enough. Even ice cars are too fuel efficient these days and states are not getting fuel tax revenue like they used to.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM (YdHeD)

404 Hogmartin: Psh, what a scrub. Everyone can play Eddy. My cat mains King.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM (zt1Ym)

405 Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM

SRSLY? Wow. It actually makes me sad as Scouts were a big part of my life back in the day. Not shocked though with all the SJW trans shit. They screwed themselves.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM (L3YlV)

406 Cat's got your back. That's a good cat.

I bet even after you guys break up, the cat will still swing by your place once in a while to get high and play Tekken 3 with you. He's pretty good with Eddy.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (t+qrx)

The cat'd probably show up and say, "man, I just had to get away from that crazy bitch for a few hours."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM (GBteo)

407 Toxoplasmosis is a lifestyle.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM (RuIsu)

408 Wow, another dead-tree print media has-been periodical I've not even so much as thought about in at least 5-years that I can't wait to not buy.

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (IbD2v)

409
Resetting the Computer won't "fix" it but it might tell you something.
AutoZone does code checks for free.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (kERu4)

410 Back in teh 80's the LA had some damn good sports writers.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (NLLmE)

411 BK badge in the mail:


Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (ZejZP)


Aren't they just the Scouts now? What a disgrace to the history of that organization they've become

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (SiINZ)

412 Sure, but as a pet?? Who needs some rodent flying through the house stealing all the sugar and syrup?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:09 PM (fOzSs)

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

I had flying squirrels infest a mountain house I used to have. Cost $800 and took a couple of weeks to get rid of them.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (ffYR/)

413 If AGW was a real problem, the governments of the world would ration fossil fuels. (you only get one tank of gas per week). Or less. Or none!

Posted by: t-dubya-d at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (RZWC0)

414 Besides, if you exclude all the women that are a little nutty, you're not going to get many dates.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (jXrK7)

415 Pop smoke and call for an extrication!
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 08:50 PM


Seriously. Get to the choppa!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (GBF0l)

416 So would I. Your dog won't eat your eyeballs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:05 PM (HaL55)


My ex's poodle would have not only eaten my eyeballs, but then skull fucked me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (Z4rgH)

417 "What's that babe? Oh right, I had a really interesting talk with Fluffy. He agrees with me that the MCU is screwed once Downey Jr leaves. Oh and he also thinks we should talk with your cute friend about a threesome."

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (zt1Ym)

418 418 Besides, if you exclude all the women that are a little nutty, you're not going to get many dates.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:12 PM (jXrK7)

Aint that the truth.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (GBteo)

419 Theoretically Realistically, there is no reason for me to complain.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:10 PM (GBteo)

Trying to help you.

Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (vUGmb)

420
Oh, eleven, do a search for your issue and I guarantee someone else with your car has had the exact same issue. Youtube is a good resource for car issues.

Car forums, for your model, are a great resource for sharing info.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (kERu4)

421

Yeah, that's why I'm ambivalent about it. Because I kind of have a good thing going here.



But the cat stuff is super bizarre.


Well, in that case, carry on.
I dated a girl pre-B'Gal who had 3 cats and two dogs, which was wayyy too many IMO. One of the cats I never saw unless it was running away from me. Another cat would take a running jump through the sliding door screen whenever it was open and bust it up. Last cat was pretty kewl: I got up off the couch one night when we were watching TV and when I came back, he raised his paw up in the air so I could sit back down next to him.
One dog would cry all night because he was in his crate. The last dog was a very sweet black lab about 12 years old who insisted on me playing fetch with her despite her age.
The chick's mom was why I broke up with her: she was a psycho who stared a hole through me one time at a party. Strange lady, seriously strange. The chick would also buy a bunch of stuff from a store then return almost all of it a couple of days later.
Adios.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (HaL55)

422 Which is states like Oregon and Wash are getting rid of the gas tax and instead charging fees per miles driven instead. All states will do this soon enough. Even ice cars are too fuel efficient these days and states are not getting fuel tax revenue like they used to.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

Yes, a particular sore spot with me, if they charged per block of time vs. mile maybe, but the way this will go, it will be a tax on rural drivers.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (LOq4H)

423 421 "What's that babe? Oh right, I had a really interesting talk with Fluffy. He agrees with me that the MCU is screwed once Downey Jr leaves. Oh and he also thinks we should talk with your cute friend about a threesome."
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (zt1Ym)

I have to admit -- I'm thinking about this in a whole different light now. I never thought of turning the cat conversations around on her.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (GBteo)

424 Remember the good old days when could at least read the sports, weather and comics because they were the only unpoliticizediz items in the news,

Posted by: Ripley at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (NbRJx)

425 The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary foods like sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.

So it's a type of weasel?

Posted by: johnd01 at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (0maiO)

426 So Sports Illustrated gave the award to a woman who was actually abused, and the awardee is introduced by a woman who told a bullshit made-up story about being abused. #believeallwomen

What a time to be alive.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (/dUaV)

427 My ex's poodle would have not only eaten my eyeballs, but then skull fucked me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (Z4rgH)


Poodles are assholes. Especially toy poodles. Worst dogs, ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (fOzSs)

428 Oh. And no cats, or flying squirrels either! heh.

Posted by: t-dubya-d at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (RZWC0)

429 >>>What are sugar gliders?<<<

Sugar tits cruise PCH, sugar gliders stick to within the boundaries of Mulholland Drive.

Posted by: Fritz at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (Z9C5C)

430 For what it's worth, my husband and I both talked to our cat, although we decided from the beginning we were NOT going to be "Mommy and Daddy." Instead, we were the king and the queen, and the cat was the Duke. We made up songs to sing to him and everything.

Our talking to the cat was just a companionship thing. The cat hung out with us, so we talked to him.

Is this TMI?

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (4HMW8)

431 So is we is, or is we not, having Huber testify tomorrow? Have seen indirect references to his appearance again being cancelled, but nothing on committee website that I found. Just mildly curious. Was not going to plan my day around it.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (QDnY+)

432 Miklos: I've got a book of collected Liebling stories. Boxing writing used to be fucking awesome.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (zt1Ym)

433 @398
It seems like the BSA has the same problem the Catholic Church has....

The coddling and coverup of predatory homosexual scoutmasters has brought the intuition to the brink of ruin.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 09:15 PM (qxq6t)

434 Hogmartin: Psh, what a scrub. Everyone can play Eddy. My cat mains King.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM (zt1Ym)


My cat plays Nina.

She's terrible, but she sometimes gets lucky with the Killing Blade.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 09:15 PM (t+qrx)

435 Bat Masterson, AOP. And Wyatt Earp too.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:15 PM (zLDYs)

436 Shut up and... just talk about other people... just playing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:15 PM (2Pzfn)

437 So that is actually her voice? Jeez.

Way to not be polarizing, NPC Illustrated.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at December 12, 2018 09:15 PM (9hauA)

438 Now, if you had flying squirrels and cats at the same time, that's just quality entertainment there.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:16 PM (jXrK7)

439 Swear to God I have never heard a grown-ass woman with that much vocal fry.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 09:16 PM (/dUaV)

440 Is this TMI?
Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (4HMW

No, I mean -- maybe it's more normal to talk to your cats like that then I first thought?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:16 PM (GBteo)

441 151 Talk her into it?
Look, twenty bucks is twenty bucks.

$20? Mitt dat vocal fry? Mein fryboner is sizzlink! Sizzlink, I tell you!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 12, 2018 09:16 PM (scRg8)

442 434 And....we spoke kitty to our cat and he would try to tell us things.

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:16 PM (4HMW8)

443 Jane, Harley must feel like she's at the Little Big Horn.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 09:00 PM (N/ghL)



His dog loves cats (thankfully).

He said he harvested three fresh eggs this morning, so he's at least eating breakfast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2018 09:17 PM (ptqGC)

444 442 Now, if you had flying squirrels and cats at the same time, that's just quality entertainment there.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:16 PM (jXrK7)

It would be like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:17 PM (2Pzfn)

445 meow

Posted by: Moose Out Front at December 12, 2018 09:18 PM (Tyii7)

446 Is this TMI?

I don't think so. I talk to my dog all the time. I'm sure he thinks I'm crazy.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 12, 2018 09:18 PM (dUJdY)

447 I dunno of you live out in the sticks and drive more miles to get places, you should pay for for road use than someone in the city who commutes 3 miles to work and back. That's the way gas taxes work, those who drive more buy more gas and pay more gas tax.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:18 PM (YdHeD)

448
Now, if you had flying squirrels and cats at the same time, that's just quality entertainment there.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:16 PM (jXrK7)


The couple son is house sitting for has five indoor cats, a Siberian hamster, and several flying rodents (plus yard chickens).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2018 09:19 PM (ptqGC)

449 I like to jump out and scare my cat when he is sitting on the tile floor. He runs in place like a Loony Toons character.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 09:19 PM (jXrK7)

450 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:18 PM (YdHeD)
----
And gas prices out in the sticks is higher, anyway.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 09:20 PM (tfbws)

451 Toxoplasmosis is a lifestyle.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 09:11 PM
Friends tried to talk me into getting a cat. I told them that if I wanted a housemate who 1) had extreme mood swings, 2) pissed or shit in hidden spots when mad at me, 3) made my house smell like urine and vaguely-cedar litter, 4) woke me up at night by running around the house, and 5) wore a fur coat every day - I would just go to a local bar.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 09:20 PM (fxCK2)

452 451 I dunno of you live out in the sticks and drive more miles to get places, you should pay for for road use than someone in the city who commutes 3 miles to work and back. That's the way gas taxes work, those who drive more buy more gas and pay more gas tax.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

Please don't talk sense to me, it confuses and hurts.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:20 PM (LOq4H)

453 *Looks around*

*10 to 40 minutes until the ONT*

*Getting very sleepy, may not make it.*

Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 09:21 PM (vUGmb)

454 "but the way this will go, it will be a tax on rural drivers.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (LOq4H) "



Yup.
As it's intended to be.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 12, 2018 09:21 PM (mfOi4)

455 *are* higher.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 09:21 PM (tfbws)

456 Poodles are assholes. Especially toy poodles. Worst dogs, ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (fOzSs)


*nods head* It was a toy. Hated me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 12, 2018 09:21 PM (Z4rgH)

457 Emmie, I made up songs for all our cats, and the dogs too. They loved hearing their names in songs. Mrs. E did too.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:22 PM (zLDYs)

458 Rachel Denwhoever, grabbed my ass against my will, and sat on my face long ago.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 12, 2018 09:22 PM (rnAwa)

459 I drove a Tesla a few times and loved it. I want to buy one but there is no dealer near me for warranty work. So that's what is holding me back. The vars themselves are pretty damn awesome. Can't wait to try a Porsche Taycan when it comes out.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:23 PM (YdHeD)

460 Hey Rachel Denwhoever-

Want stories? I got stories.

Posted by: Nadia Comaneci at December 12, 2018 09:24 PM (zCyNd)

461 Let's be honest, some states are talking about massive gas tax hikes just to extend the time to their fiscal collapse due to pension shortfalls and other spending issues. It has nothing to do with climate change or transportation infrastructure.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2018 09:24 PM (4thlk)

462 If you want the cats to leave you alone, stare them in the eye and don't look away until the cat does first.

This is an unfriendly gesture, though, so I don't recommend it. It's much more fun to have cats like you.

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:24 PM (4HMW8)

463 461 Emmie, I made up songs for all our cats, and the dogs too. They loved hearing their names in songs. Mrs. E did too.
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:22 PM (zLDYs)


That's awesome!

Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:25 PM (4HMW8)

464 Uggo.Dayum.

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 09:25 PM (BXMxN)

465 Resident 3vil has been getting SI for longer than we've been together.

i told her about this when she called to say she was on her way home...

she will be canceling her subscription, and telling them why.

she's tired of all the virtue signaling too, but this is the straw that broke the camel's back.

#GetWokeGoBroke

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 09:25 PM (YtJs4)

466 Check out these darlings.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/315661/

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 09:25 PM (BXMxN)

467 460 Poodles are assholes. Especially toy poodles. Worst dogs, ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (fOzSs)

I've always had goldens and a few GSD but now I have 2 bichons. I can't believe i missed out on them all these years. They are about a million times more responsive.

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2018 09:26 PM (L/iaS)

468 Ballsey Ford has a pretty nice rack. Just sayin'
Look at the beginning, she closes up her sweater about 25 seconds in. Why? I'm sayin' it's the "D" class sweater puppies. Excuse me. I meant elbows.
I'll show myself out.

Posted by: Alfondso Tisserand at December 12, 2018 09:26 PM (c1JKE)

469 Poodles are assholes. Especially toy poodles. Worst dogs, ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


And perpetually ill. They are diseased dogs.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 09:26 PM (ZejZP)

470 463 I drove a Tesla a few times and loved it. I want to buy one but there is no dealer near me for warranty work. So that's what is holding me back. The vars themselves are pretty damn awesome. Can't wait to try a Porsche Taycan when it comes out.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

I think EVs for urban use MIGHT be viable, but Northern and rural? maybe not so much, below freezing, long commutes, seems iffy.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (LOq4H)

471 466 If you want the cats to leave you alone, stare them in the eye and don't look away until the cat does first.

This is an unfriendly gesture, though, so I don't recommend it. It's much more fun to have cats like you.
Posted by: Emmie at December 12, 2018 09:24 PM (4HMW

Except, I don't like cats... so....

Posted by: Don Q at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (NgKpN)

472 If nothing else, the Arabs and Russians would be finished of ice cars eventually go away.That alone is reason enough for me to drive an EV.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (YdHeD)

473

I drove a Tesla a few times and loved it. I want to buy one but there
is no dealer near me for warranty work. So that's what is holding me
back. The vars themselves are pretty damn awesome. Can't wait to try a
Porsche Taycan when it comes out.


Their new roadster broke the 2-second 0-to-60 barrier: 1.9 seconds.
I rode in one a couple of years ago. I haven't been pushed back in a seat like that in several decades. Holy shit that thing was fast, even on wet roads.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (HaL55)

474
Is that wacky broad platypus still around, or did you all run her off?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (kERu4)

475 Let's be honest, some states are talking about massive gas tax hikes just to extend the time to their fiscal collapse due to pension shortfalls and other spending issues. It has nothing to do with climate change or transportation infrastructure.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2018 09:24 PM (4thlk)



It's all about pensions. Rahm wants legalized pot and casinos in Chicago. There isn't enough tax money in the world to fill the hole in the pension shortfalls. It's time to end them all and tell all of the public pension types. Get a 401k

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (SiINZ)

476 76 Lena Dunham in a string bikini?

Do we have a Barrel lined with angry, tumescent blowfish? Syphilletic blowfish.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (scRg8)

477 478
Is that wacky broad platypus still around, or did you all run her off?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (kERu4)

Major Monogram sent her on a secret mission.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 09:28 PM (NWiLs)

478 Nothing says, "I'm committed to the clean green lifestyle," like riding on a lithium ion nuclear deathtrap.

Posted by: Fritz at December 12, 2018 09:28 PM (Z9C5C)

479 Aaaannndd, for the first I'm I am glad I don't get twitter vids.

Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2018 09:29 PM (PF4TZ)

480
Colonel Angus?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:29 PM (kERu4)

481 Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2018 08:16 PM

You're in luck. I checked my computer and I actually have my mincemeat recipe in Word format. I'll post during the Food Thread this Sunday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 12, 2018 09:29 PM (GBF0l)

482
I think EVs for urban use MIGHT be viable, but Northern and rural? maybe not so much, below freezing, long commutes, seems iffy.
Posted by: some rat in the swa

Yeah that is valid. But the tech will keep improving and we will see improved ranges in cold temps.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:30 PM (YdHeD)

483 Is that wacky broad platypus still around, or did you all run her off?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (kERu4)


Last I heard she's taking a break from staring at screens due to eye problems, on doctor's orders.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 09:30 PM (t+qrx)

484 Oh good Lord, Academy considering Wanda Sykes to host the awards. Talk about plummeting ratings...that should do it. I hope they go for it. Idiots.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 12, 2018 09:30 PM (dUJdY)

485 471 460 Poodles are assholes. Especially toy poodles. Worst dogs, ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:14 PM (fOzSs)

I've always had goldens and a few GSD but now I have 2 bichons. I can't believe i missed out on them all these years. They are about a million times more responsive.
Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2018 09:26 PM (L/iaS)

Best dog I ever had was a Mutt... we think he was part Malamute, part some type of retriever...


Loyal, but wanted to run, mid sized, loved the snow.


Could never figure out if he was really smart? or really stupid...

Posted by: Don Q at December 12, 2018 09:30 PM (NgKpN)

486
"When I first won, folks said we were too naive, inexperienced, and uninformed to be effective," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "Yet in our first weeks, we elevated Green New Deal to national urgency, secured 30 cosponsors on a Select Committee, and helped stop a bad tax rule. I'd say we're off to a good start."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 08:15 PM (aKsyK)


Let's not underestimate this little Ocazional Kotex chick. She's stupid and a rabid leftist but she's going to gain a multitude of followers just like her.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (W5DFb)

487 477 Their new roadster broke the 2-second 0-to-60 barrier: 1.9 seconds.
I rode in one a couple of years ago. I haven't been pushed back in a seat like that in several decades. Holy shit that thing was fast, even on wet roads.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (HaL55)


It's really weird. I love fast cars. I have a (sort of) fast car. I covet fast cars I will never own. It makes me happy when a beautiful fast car goes by, no matter who owns it.

So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (Vb4BV)

488 Is that wacky broad platypus still around, or did you all run her off?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 09:27 PM (kERu4)

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

She popped on a little while back to say that she was having eye issues that did not allow here to stare at screens for long.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (ffYR/)

489 Let's not underestimate this little Ocazional Kotex chick. She's stupid and a rabid leftist but she's going to gain a multitude of followers just like her.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (W5DFb)

There are advantages to seeing the heads above the parapets.

Posted by: Miklos, cross/longbow questioning at December 12, 2018 09:33 PM (zCyNd)

490 So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?
Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (Vb4BV)

Because they come to a screaming halt when you reach the end of the extension cord, and the plug comes out of the wall?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:33 PM (fDU8w)

491

So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?
Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (Vb4BV)

Because it's been drilled into our head that EV equals communist enviros, etc. Maybe there is a sub segment of that. But trust me, drive a Tesla roadster and you won't want to give the keys back. Or any non-3 model for that matter.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:34 PM (YdHeD)

492 I drove a Tesla a few times and loved it. I want to buy one but there is no dealer near me for warranty work.
--------

Be sure to spring for the optional spare tire. That would seem absurd for any car at that price point, but, Tesla!

Also...make sure you don't have to drive any distance after dark, in the rain, during winter time. Also, make sure you are close to an electrical outlet when you run out of battery.

Also, do not fail to collect the $7500.00 tax credit. Don't worry, the others of us who cannot afford a $70,000+ automobile will pick up the tab. I mean, it's not as though it is a transfer of wealth from the less well-off to the the better-off. That would be immoral, right?

Posted by: Inconvenient Truths at December 12, 2018 09:35 PM (Qwtw1)

493

Let's not underestimate this little Ocazional Kotex chick. She's
stupid and a rabid leftist but she's going to gain a multitude of
followers just like her.



Just sayin'.


That'll only happen if nobody calls her out on her stupid bullshit Marxist bleatings 24/7. Everything she says has been told to her by her Prog handlers, she just repeats it like the good little NPC useful idiot parrot that she is. She'll be propped up as the new face of America by the MFM.
It's marketing to dumbed-down millenials, all according to plan.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:35 PM (HaL55)

494 Illinois is so broke, there is no way out. Except spending more money on salaries for State Employees. So I think they are going to raise fuel taxes, or put up a road block to force the truckers on I-70 to buy fuel.
Last I heard, the pension debt is $130 Billion. They are going to start sending their cops into other states to rob banks and sell crack. The money will be used to give raises to the Chicago teachers union employees.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 09:36 PM (RuIsu)

495 Does she wear a knit sweater as well as Cheryl Teigs?

Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2018 09:37 PM (sFO1P)

496 I know that whenever I think of sports, I first think of Dr. Blasey-Ford. Yes. Yes it totally makes sense.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:37 PM (YezGB)

497 So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?
Posted by: Splunge
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Because golf carts are of no interest?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:37 PM (Qwtw1)

498 501 So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?
Posted by: Splunge
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Because golf carts are of no interest?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:37 PM (Qwtw1)


That does seem to be the viscerally correct answer.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:38 PM (Vb4BV)

499 I have come to despise Illinois. Too bad I'm stuck here.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 09:38 PM (6XZdO)

500 5 I haven't bought a Sports Illustrated since the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011.


Posted by: tu3031

Go Bruins!

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at December 12, 2018 09:38 PM (IeDO8)

501 "488 Oh good Lord, Academy considering Wanda Sykes to host the awards. Talk about plummeting ratings...that should do it. I hope they go for it. Idiots.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 12, 2018 09:30 PM (dUJdY) "



Oh good Lord is right.
I hope they do it, it's gonna be epic. Epic.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 12, 2018 09:38 PM (mfOi4)

502 SteveO - Earlier you had a concern in the family. Is everything OK?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:39 PM (CDGwz)

503 Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 09:36 PM (RuIsu)

It's all going to come crashing down, not just in Illinois but everywhere. It ain't gonna be pretty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 12, 2018 09:39 PM (dUJdY)

504 Interesting that the uptalking and little girl voice are gone now...

Posted by: vrf at December 12, 2018 09:39 PM (4wIc1)

505 So the fake rape victim is presenting an award to the real rape victim. What a country!!!!

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:39 PM (YezGB)

506 Wanda Sykes at the Oscars?

For me to poop on.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:39 PM (NLLmE)

507 Last I heard, the pension debt is $130 Billion. They are going to start sending their cops into other states to rob banks and sell crack. The money will be used to give raises to the Chicago teachers union employees.
Posted by: Burger Chef

Funny, but Illinois is so crooked, it could happen.

Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey round out the bottom of crooked political states.

Also stupid and dumb, and fairly crooked:
Massachusetts, Delaware, California (of course) and Maryland. New York is coming on strong.

Notice anything in common with these guys?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 09:40 PM (S6Pax)

508 It's really weird. I love fast cars. I have a (sort of) fast car. I covet fast cars I will never own. It makes me happy when a beautiful fast car goes by, no matter who owns it.

So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?
Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (Vb4BV)

Some of the hybrid McLarens look pretty snappy. Funny thing: McLaren P1 hybrid- 19MPG when gas motor is running. Electric range- 6.8 miles. For some reason that makes me smile.

The thing about it is it is never about the performance (with the above exceptions), it is always about the virtue signalling. That shows in marketing and the sad part is in how we view the car.

If these had come up organically due to trying to push the limits of performance (and electric motors are a good way to do that) it would have been accepted by everyone- with some good on the side (I look at lower gas consumption as a net positive, no matter if it is gas, hybrid or electrical.)

However, they never talk about the downsides of an electric vehicle- range, weight, etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:40 PM (2Pzfn)

509 Because golf carts are of no interest?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:37 PM (Qwtw1)

Hey now! Gasoline-powered golf carts are handy little utility vehicles. I have one, and use it a lot during the summer here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:40 PM (fDU8w)

510 Wanda Sykes whole career is now based on geing a double diversity hire.A black dyke.

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 09:40 PM (BXMxN)

511 I'd like to build an Areil Atom that runs on natural gas fracked out of American bedrock. Then, dust your ev.

Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2018 09:40 PM (sFO1P)

512 488 Oh good Lord, Academy considering Wanda Sykes to host the awards. Talk about plummeting ratings...that should do it. I hope they go for it. Idiots.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 12, 2018 09:30 PM (dUJdY)


Seriously? That's the show business equivalent of smoking cigarettes through your tracheotomy hole.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:41 PM (Vb4BV)

513 28 Good grief.

Well, at least Ford isn't in a bikini when she spouts her drivel.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching

Well at least she wore a horrible outfit over it. And ain't no one going to try to rip that off.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at December 12, 2018 09:41 PM (IeDO8)

514 I have come to despise Illinois. Too bad I'm stuck here.
Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 09:38 PM (6XZdO)

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Sorry man. My family is still there. I moved to Georgia 32 years ago. I hate seeing how they have utterly destroyed that state financially.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 09:41 PM (ffYR/)

515 So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:31 PM (Vb4BV)


Because the government is pushing, for no good reason, and because of the rest of the anti-American political baggage that comes with them.

I like the idea of electric cars and their ranges have come well within my daily driving habits, but buying an electric car, these days, is tantamount to supporting the commie dipshits in their pursuit to end America.

We had the same thing happen with light bulbs. The government had to stick their fat fingers in and threaten/ban/entice everyone to leave incandescents. But the government picked compact fluorescents, which were the shittiest lights ever made and they set about banning 100 watt incandescents for no Earthly reason. Meanwhile, everyone started moving to LEDs when the technology started to make sense in terms of the light they provided and the cost.

People would have moved to these LEDs on their own, anyway, because they are generally better (and people with generators - needed because our electric grids have gotten so weak and brittle - understood that they needed to reduce light wattage to have their generators work much at actually running things) and are more useful in being able to work for a decade and are much more flexible in use. But the government had to jump in and start pushing people around to get them to buy all those crappy CFL pieces of shit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:41 PM (fOzSs)

516 Look, it takes x amount of energy to move x amount of pounds x distance. The ICE is the "best" way to do that. ICE make more HP per pound than any other engine available, it just physics people.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM (LOq4H)

517 Teslas have a range of between 200 and 400 miles depending on battery size. The idea of running out of juice on the way home at night in the rain is kinda silly. There is also a charging station every 100ish miles on interstates. In urban areas they're everywhere.

I've also run out of gas more times than I can count.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM (YdHeD)

518 Hahaha! The idiots in California are considering taxes on phone texts.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM (p0nVR)

519

Also, do not fail to collect the $7500.00 tax credit. Don't worry, the
others of us who cannot afford a $70,000+ automobile will pick up the
tab. I mean, it's not as though it is a transfer of wealth from the less
well-off to the the better-off. That would be immoral, right?


$70k? The one I rode in 2 years ago was $102k. That's a lot for a car that's only good around town. Even then, you have to find places to park where you can charge it.
And what if it's charging but not enough to run and some one in your fambly has to go to the ER suddenly? That's another bill from the EMTs. But I suppose if you can afford one of those things, you can afford the extra expense that comes with it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM (HaL55)

520 Yeah, the LED light bulbs are so good that I have a sealed case of 100W incandescents in my garage that I have not bothered to break into.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (Vb4BV)

521 To all concerned. My son is severely depressed. He is still with us. Must try to find him help for his depression. He has bipolar disorder and in depressive phase. Thank you all for prayers. The Horde cares for me and mine more than my own family. God bless you all.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (YezGB)

522 Because golf carts are of no interest?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:37 PM (Qwtw1)

Hey now! Gasoline-powered golf carts are handy little utility vehicles. I have one, and use it a lot during the summer here.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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'Lectric golf carts. But you knew I meant that. Anyhow, any idea what engine is in yours? I'm sure that somewhere there must be a golf cart grand prix.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (CDGwz)

523 522 Hahaha! The idiots in California are considering taxes on phone texts.
Posted by: Darth Randall at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM (p0nVR)



Overpopulated kleptocracy.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (NLLmE)

524 Why should I buy a sports illustrated when my urologist has them spread all over his waiting room?

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:44 PM (zLDYs)

525 Exactly how many hetero males want to see B-F in a biniki or let her oral orifice within 50 milex of their penis? Zerso.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 12, 2018 09:44 PM (U0YUr)

526


Look, it takes x amount of energy to move x amount of pounds x distance.
The ICE is the "best" way to do that. ICE make more HP per pound than
any other engine available, it just physics people.


This ^^^^ xxx100000!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:44 PM (HaL55)

527 Sure everyone has 3 hours to gass up at the local station...

Posted by: Tesla snob at December 12, 2018 09:44 PM (nzKWW)

528 528 Why should I buy a sports illustrated when my urologist has them spread all over his waiting room?
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:44 PM (zLDYs)


Say, just how often do you visit that guy?

Wait, don't answer that.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:44 PM (Vb4BV)

529 If you can get over the political.aspect of EVs they're pretty cool. And I in no way support the $7500 govt subsidy. That is bullshit.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:45 PM (YdHeD)

530 God bless the Horde!!

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:45 PM (YezGB)

531 528 Why should I buy a sports illustrated when my urologist has them spread all over his waiting room?
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:44 PM (zLDYs)

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Pro Tip: don't touch the magazines in your urologist's office.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 09:45 PM (6m3R8)

532 Hahaha! The idiots in California are considering taxes on phone texts.
Posted by: Darth Randall at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM (p0nVR)

===

I pay about $15 per month per phone in taxes.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 09:45 PM (EZebt)

533 In the early 80's, I had a car decent collection and didn't even realize it. Way too much partying , I guess. Wish I had those cars back now.

63 chevy stepside
1964 alfa spider veloce
1972 MB 280 SL
1979 Scout II
1972 MB 300 SEL 6.3
and my everyday truck

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2018 09:45 PM (L/iaS)

534 I've also run out of gas more times than I can count.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM


How does that happen more than once?

Posted by: Chuck C at December 12, 2018 09:45 PM (YTxkQ)

535 God bless you, StevO.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:46 PM (NLLmE)

536 To all concerned. My son is severely depressed. He is still with us. Must try to find him help for his depression. He has bipolar disorder and in depressive phase. Thank you all for prayers. The Horde cares for me and mine more than my own family. God bless you all.
Posted by: SteveOReno

The various forms of clinical depression are no joke. People who have never had anyone around them touched by that have no idea how bad it can be. It drives people to suicide, because in their darkness they can see no hope.

Best of luck to you and your son, may God watch over you both.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 09:46 PM (S6Pax)

537 "So why can't I give a crap about electric cars, even when they are mind-blowingly fast?"

IMO, the sound of the engines is half of the appeal of motorsports. But not so much on my 57 mile daily commute. I'm just trying to get there, and the engine noise doesn't add anything good to the experience. I'd love a Tesla, but I can't afford that.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 09:46 PM (6XZdO)

538 Full charges take less than 30 mins. And within a few years will be no longer than filling a tank of gas. The 3 hour fill up, like the stranded at night in the rain on your way home from work is a myth.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:47 PM (YdHeD)

539 I could be down with text taxes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 09:47 PM (PUmDY)

540 Anyone else watch the part 1 on Hannity with Melania? The stark difference between she and the wookie is striking.

Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2018 09:47 PM (PF4TZ)

541 The predominate power source for "electric" cars is coal.

The car may seem to be powered by electrons flowing from a battery source but that is a common misconception.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 09:47 PM (qxq6t)

542 For the sender

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 09:47 PM (PUmDY)

543 Teslas have a range of between 200 and 400 miles depending on battery size. The idea of running out of juice on the way home at night in the rain is kinda silly. There is also a charging station every 100ish miles on interstates. In urban areas they're everywhere.

I've also run out of gas more times than I can count.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:42 PM (YdHeD)

My Suburban has a range of over 600 miles on a tank of gas. I will need a pit stop before the truck does.


And I can fill the tank, take a leak, grab a coffee, and be rolling down the highway again inside of ten minutes. Your Tesla is going to be hunkered down on its charging cable for the greater part of an hour.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:47 PM (fDU8w)

544 Wow REDACTED, that was quite a collection of cars. I have a 68 Camaro in my dad's barn. Someday....

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM (YezGB)

545 541 IMO, the sound of the engines is half of the appeal of motorsports. But not so much on my 57 mile daily commute. I'm just trying to get there, and the engine noise doesn't add anything good to the experience. I'd love a Tesla, but I can't afford that.
Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 09:46 PM (6XZdO)


I wonder what you hear, when you don't hear the engine. I remember reading how once Britain banned smoking in pubs, all the pubs started smelling like stale beer and B.O. Not an improvement.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM (Vb4BV)

546 To all concerned. My son is severely depressed. He is still with us. Must try to find him help for his depression. He has bipolar disorder and in depressive phase. Thank you all for prayers. The Horde cares for me and mine more than my own family. God bless you all.
Posted by: SteveOReno

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Glad to hear he is OK tonight, and I'm sorry about his troubles.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM (ffYR/)

547 I've also run out of gas more times than I can count.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker
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That being the case, you will, logically, run out of battery just as many times. Perhaps AAA will offer roadside re-charge services. Might take a while though.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM (CDGwz)

548 538

Heh. I once locked myself out twice in the same night.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM (YdHeD)

549

I've also run out of gas more times than I can count.


You may not believe this, but there's a way to actually know how much fuel is in that gas tank thingy in your car. Amazingly enough, it's called a "gas gauge." It's right in front of your field of view if you look out the front. There's usually a needle inside a graph that says "E" on one end and "F" on the other end.
The "E" doesn't mean it has "Enough" gas in it and the "F" doesn't mean the car is "Finished" with the gas in the tank.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:49 PM (HaL55)

550
Don't touch any magazines in my "office", either.

And don't touch the keyboard or monitor, either.

And certainly the ficus. Touch my ficus, I keel you.

Speaking of that, Miley seriously wants to get a ficus. We're gonna go ficus shopping one of these days, looks like.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 09:49 PM (f1Vqw)

551 Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (YezGB)

===

Prayer for a complete and speedy healing. Prayer for comfort and peace for you.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 09:50 PM (EZebt)

552 552 538
Heh. I once locked myself out twice in the same night.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM (YdHeD)


Was...was alcohol involved?

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:50 PM (Vb4BV)

553 I go to the urologist twice a year, just like all my other doctors. It's just that he's the only one with sports illustrated. None of the doctors have Progressive Farmer or Guns and Ammo. I know, weird.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 09:50 PM (zLDYs)

554
Jabba the Pritzker, the new IL governor, wants more gas taxes and per mile taxes. Because businesses and tax payers aren't fleeing the state fast enough. And they've got an answer for that too. An exit tax to leave the state

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 09:51 PM (SiINZ)

555 There is no engine noise but there is a slight vibration/humming noise and tire noise is a lot more pronounced. It is a bit weird at first but get used to it quickly.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:51 PM (YdHeD)

556 'Lectric golf carts. But you knew I meant that. Anyhow, any idea what engine is in yours? I'm sure that somewhere there must be a golf cart grand prix.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (CDGwz)

Yamaha 200 cc four stroke, IIRC. It just goes, and goes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:51 PM (fDU8w)

557 Tesla used to have the "brick" problem when you ran the charge down to 0. They had to be towed to the dealer to fix...not sure if thats still a problem.

Posted by: Tesla snob at December 12, 2018 09:51 PM (nzKWW)

558 You got the teeth of the Ficus upon you...

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:51 PM (NLLmE)

559 I get tired of talking or listening to any talk about electric cars.
The US has roughly 250million petrol powered cars and an antiquated and undersized electric grid or power generation capacity to power even a fraction of electric cars that would attempt to replace those petrol powered cars.

I can't wait to see California's future of rolling blackouts and exploding transformer stations as 15 million electric cars plug in to charge utilizing their shitty power system.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 09:52 PM (qxq6t)

560 When I think of Sports Illustrated the first image that comes to mind is some doughy middle-aged WASP in a frumpy dress.

Posted by: David Gillies at December 12, 2018 09:52 PM (tjHrt)

561 510 Wanda Sykes at the Oscars?

For me to poop on.

Posted by: eleven

I'd rather spend the evening with Bill Sikes.

Posted by: Oliver at December 12, 2018 09:52 PM (IeDO8)

562 Sorry, but getting over the political aspect of things is how we got where we are today.
I'm as guilty of that as anyone, I suppose, but that was the past.


If it's got leftist politics attached, Do Not Want.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 12, 2018 09:52 PM (mfOi4)

563 548 Wow REDACTED, that was quite a collection of cars. I have a 68 Camaro in my dad's barn. Someday....
Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM

In the 70's, you could buy those cars pretty cheap. I bought the 1972 280 SL new and I think was less than 10K. It was a demo signal red with palomino interior. Stunning

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (L/iaS)

564 Funny thing is that the two current fastest street legal 0-60 speeds are from a Hybrid and an Electric car - the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Tesla Model S (with an upgraded engine).

God the 918 Spyder is sexy.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (icI8A)

565 524 Yeah, the LED light bulbs are so good that I have a sealed case of 100W incandescents in my garage that I have not bothered to break into.
Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (Vb4BV)

Same.

I've been moving to LED's as my incandescents burn out. Absolutely hated CFL's, but am a huge fan of LED's. even the higher end ones have come down a ton in price, they last a lot longer, and there is a noticeable difference in my electric bill.

I'd say about 1/2 my house is LED at this point.

Fucking government though -- no need to legislate on this stuff. Technology solved the "problem" of incandescents all on its own.

Unfortunately we spent 10 years stuck with shitty CFL's.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (GBteo)

566 548 Wow REDACTED, that was quite a collection of cars. I have a 68 Camaro in my dad's barn. Someday....
Posted by: SteveOReno,

WHOA! Don't do it! Total pain in the ass. In fact I am so concerned for you, I will come and take the "plaything of the devil" off your hands NOW, and I won't charge you a penny. No, no don't thank me, just being helpful.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (LOq4H)

567 My vet has gun magazines. He is a bigly yuuge hunter. A vet who hunts...always thought that was weird. But yeah gun literature in the waiting room.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (YdHeD)

568 Criminy! Was Ivanka flying on an Osprey?

Heh. Ivanka on the island of aircraft carrier, wearing aviator shades, ear protectors, and watch cap.

Try as I might, I can't see the Moocher doing that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (CDGwz)

569 I could be down with text taxes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 09:47 PM (PUmDY)

Us too.

Posted by: USPS at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (zCyNd)

570 I ran out of gas once on my current car when I first got it- because I did not realize it did not have a 'low fuel light' that came on.

Thankfully, I was pulling into a gas station and only had to push it about 10 feet. I was figuring I was low and the light was just not functioning. No, it just does not have one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (2Pzfn)

571 Wanda Sykes at the Oscars?

For me to poop on.

Posted by: eleven

I'd rather spend the evening with Bill Sikes.
Posted by: Oliver at December 12, 2018 09:52 PM (IeDO

Maybe go with Brenda Snipes? I think she's looking for work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (fDU8w)

572 525 To all concerned. My son is severely depressed. He is still with us. Must try to find him help for his depression. He has bipolar disorder and in depressive phase. Thank you all for prayers. The Horde cares for me and mine more than my own family. God bless you all.
Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (YezGB)

Prayers for you and your son.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 09:53 PM (NWiLs)

573 You mean 718 Spyder?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (YdHeD)

574 Jabba the Pritzker, the new IL governor, wants more gas taxes and per mile taxes. Because businesses and tax payers aren't fleeing the state fast enough. And they've got an answer for that too. An exit tax to leave the state
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 09:51 PM (SiINZ)


This is a preview of coming attractions in all liberal-infested states. An exit tax - aka "ransom" - has been mooted here in CA also. It didn't get enacted; in fact, it never came to the floor, but it shows how the Reds are thinking.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (B6Nsl)

575 Even if the batteries are recharged from coal, it's still a better frickin' car! The only disadvantage is on long trips, and that keeps improving too.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (6XZdO)

576 @553
Even more, you can actually look up your cars range when it's on E.

My car can travel 26 miles on E.
If a person can't get to a petrol station in 26 miles then I would say they are mildly retarded.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (qxq6t)

577 Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:43 PM (YezGB)

Prayers sent for your son. My son is struggling with depression so I know what it's like to feel so helpless.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (dUJdY)

578 $7500 would be a start towards retrofitting a Tesla with a 6.6 litre engine with dual exhaust. you could probably sell the battery too.

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (nFwvY)

579 SteveOReno - Been there. I will pray. Write a little note that says, "It will not always be this hard." Put it next to his bed. I hung on to my little note for years. Even though it seems impossible to be better, he can have a good life. Hugs and prayers.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (lwiT4)

580 the Tesla Model S (with an upgraded engine).
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'Motor', it's a motor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (xSo9G)

581 561 Tesla used to have the "brick" problem when you ran the charge down to 0. They had to be towed to the dealer to fix...not sure if thats still a problem.

Posted by: Tesla snob

It cost half the price of the car to fix. How is that a problem?

Posted by: Tesla at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (IeDO8)

582 Tesla used to have the "brick" problem when you ran the charge down to 0. They had to be towed to the dealer to fix...not sure if thats still a problem.

Posted by: Tesla snob at December 12, 2018 09:51 PM (nzKWW)


When they bricked you couldn't even tow them. You had to get them hoisted onto a flatbed because you couldn't make them move, at all.

Now, they put an extra 5KwH spare battery power in to stop that. You could still run that down to 0 and be bricked but you'd have to really try.

One of the biggest differences between electric cars and regular cars is that you can't just leave an electric car for any serious amount of time (like at at airport parking) without having it plugged in for some time.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (fOzSs)

583 582 $7500 would be a start towards retrofitting a Tesla with a 6.6 litre engine with dual exhaust. you could probably sell the battery too.
Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (nFwvY)


This. Cut. Jib. Newsletter.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (Vb4BV)

584

Prayers for you and your son.

Most definitely seconded. Glad he's ok.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (HaL55)

585 Hope everything works out with your son, SteveOReno.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (2Pzfn)

586 Kathy Griffin has done her time

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (PUmDY)

587 My 68 Camaro in my dad's barn has not been driven since 2001. I have high hope of getting that bad boy going again some day. After my bipolar son is back on his feet. Merry Christmas ya'll. Boy howdy, Horde!

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:56 PM (YezGB)

588 Ice cars will become like manual transmissions. Still around for enthuthiasts but more of an oddity than anything else. I think my kids who are about a decade from driving will never drive an ice. Hell they may never drive at all given how fast autonomous cars are coming online.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 09:57 PM (YdHeD)

589 ONT if you want it.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:57 PM (NLLmE)

590 $7500 would be a start towards retrofitting a Tesla with a 6.6 litre engine with dual exhaust. you could probably sell the battery too.
Posted by: x
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6.6 liter. Ah. Olds small block 403.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (xSo9G)

591 the Tesla Model S (with an upgraded engine).
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'Motor', it's a motor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (xSo9G)

I am surprised that some outfit hasn't come out with a trailer-mounted Tesla recharger. Little 4-banger Diesel, driving a big alternator, putting out 240 or 480, whatever the car can handle. That would fix the range problem for road trips.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (fDU8w)

592 548 Wow REDACTED, that was quite a collection of cars. I have a 68 Camaro in my dad's barn. Someday....
Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:48 PM

My good sis had a 1968 Camaro, one of super hot rods 4 speed that would only do about 100 mph but could do it in 8 seconds, maybe 10 seconds. IDK actually but it was fast as shit. And yes, I got bad sis, very bad sis

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (L/iaS)

593 Mental illness seems to run in the family for intelligent morons and 'ettes. Just saying. Crazy = genius is a thing.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (YezGB)

594 Teslas have a range of between 200 and 400 miles depending on battery size. The idea of running out of juice on the way home at night in the rain is kinda silly. There is also a charging station every 100ish miles on interstates. In urban areas they're everywhere.

A range when the batteries are brand new. Battery performance degrades over time. On day #1, you may get 400 miles. On day X, ... who knows?

Re charging stations, who wouldn't want to pull over and sit with his finger up his ass for an hour or two at 3 am to recharge his liberal-mobile?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (B6Nsl)

595 This is a preview of coming attractions in all liberal-infested states. An exit tax - aka "ransom" - has been mooted here in CA also. It didn't get enacted; in fact, it never came to the floor, but it shows how the Reds are thinking.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 09:54 PM (B6Nsl)




And Democrats will get elected and re-elected in those states with overwhelming majorities no matter what they do. The stupidity of some people is without limits

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (SiINZ)

596
You can call an engine a 'motor', but never call a motor an engine, unless it really is an engine.

I've been looking up discussions on the semantic distinctions, and I don't really like them. It would take me awhile to define them properly.

An electric motor is a motor, not an engine. An air motor is a motor, not an engine. Same with a hydraulic motor. They are all motors, never engines.

But an internal combustion engine is an engine, and you can call it a motor. But it's an engine.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (f1Vqw)

597 Not the 718, the 918 - it's basically a successor to the Carrera GT and they only made, well, 918 of them. But I'm an admitted Porsche fanboy.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (icI8A)

598 Again it's not an hour or two. It's 30 mins and dropping every year. And if you drive at 3am, plan ahead and leave with a full charge. I mean come on you're talking about the exception to the exception here.

For 90% of day to day driving, ie to work or school or out to a movie or whatever, the range is more than enough.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (YdHeD)

599 One of the biggest differences between electric cars and regular cars is that you can't just leave an electric car for any serious amount of time (like at at airport parking) without having it plugged in for some time.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 09:55 PM (fOzSs)


Another consideration: the range of an electric car depends on what accessories are on. You're driving through North Dakota in the winter, with the heater blasting, you're not going to get the range they claim. You're driving through Louisiana in August, with the AC roaring away, same thing.

How much less mileage do you get? That's for you to figure out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (B6Nsl)

600 "Ice cars will become like manual transmissions. Still around for enthusiasts but more of an oddity than anything else."

Wouldn't it be ironic if some day ICE becomes such a small niche, that they just eliminate all the emissions regulations and let the hot-rodders do whatever they want again?

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (6XZdO)

601 For 90% of day to day driving, ie to work or school or out to a movie or whatever, the range is more than enough.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (YdHeD)


How about getting lost driving through Compton on a hot Friday night?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (B6Nsl)

602 @600
The only way ICE vehicle become a niche is if Red Barchetta like they are outlawed.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (qxq6t)

603 Wouldn't it be ironic if some day ICE becomes such a small niche, that they just eliminate all the emissions regulations and let the hot-rodders do whatever they want again?

Please, please, please. 386 mid-engine Corvair project car. Plate would read: PRCH ETR.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (LOq4H)

604 And Democrats will get elected and re-elected in those states with overwhelming majorities no matter what they do. The stupidity of some people is without limits
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (SiINZ)


Sadly, I think you're right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (B6Nsl)

605 >> I am surprised that some outfit hasn't come out with a trailer-mounted Tesla recharger. Little 4-banger Diesel, driving a big alternator, putting out 240 or 480, whatever the car can handle. That would fix the range problem for road trips.

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

ROFL. I laugh at the Millennial idiots who wouldn't understand the irony of that.

We could just eliminate the AC middle man, nothing but additional waste anyway, and have the generator be DC and directly drive the motor.

Same principle as diesel-electic trains.

I wonder if anyone seriously looked at diesel-electric for vehicles, cars or trucks. I wonder what that would look like, tradeoffs, performance, etc wise.

You could do 4-wheel drive easy. Have a motor on each wheel, and eliminate the drive train.

And series field DC motors can put out some serious torque.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (f1Vqw)

606 thanks for the post ace. almost forgot to buy a christmas turkey.

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (nFwvY)

607 Texting is already a hideous drag on the economy, in so many ways I can't even keep up.

At least $20 billion a year in wasted time.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (RuIsu)

608

So no one at SNL could Linda Tripp her?

Holy shit, what a mess.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Raniere at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (z8c2c)

609 "I wonder if anyone seriously looked at diesel-electric for vehicles, cars or trucks."

Porsche did it back in the 50s!

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (6XZdO)

610 You can cook an egg with that vocal fry.

Posted by: Blanco at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (HltPS)

611 I believe there are earth movers and large construction equipment that are diesel-electric or gas turbine-electric

Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2018 11:20 PM (sFO1P)

612 She's had work done.


It didn't...work. SWIDT?

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (/0VK/)

613 17 Next swimsuit issue:

Kathy Griffin
Kirsten Sinema
Reality Winner
Linda Sarsour
Lena Dunham
Jeff Flake
Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (786Ro)

Should not have read this.
Now gotta get the vodka and get blind spanking drunk or the night terrors will be horrible!
Think Kate Upton...Think Kate Upton...Think Kate Upton...

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 13, 2018 01:39 AM (QMwOT)

614 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 01:40 AM (miE9U)

"Women's" March PR Firm's Stunt Backfires; Even Leftwing Reporters Are Rejecting Their Kind Offer to Stop Talking About the Tablet Story In Exchange for Bullshit Spin They're Not Even Allowed to Publish

Bre Payton writes the story up, and includes a bunch of reporters simply tweeting out the PR company's bullshit email.

The PR company wrote:

"Before we share the fact-check: Can you confirm that what I am sending you is off the record, and will not be published?" Melendez writes. "If you are interested in publishing any parts of the fact-checks below that you will contact us first to secure our agreement? You will let us know if you intend to delete your tweet pushing an article that includes sources/allegations, which were not vetted properly and in line with journalistic ethics? Once I receive your reply, I'll send over the corrections. Please note that we are sending this to a number of reporters who shared this article."

Even leftwingers like the HuffPo's Yashar Ali are clowning on them.

But Yair Rosenberg goes one step further: I guess he (pretended) to agree to their terms to get hold of their spin. And then he published that spin anyway, noting that the "Women's" March's defenses actually strengthen the Tablet piece!



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:56 PM




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1 1st

Posted by: Hard hitting Media at December 12, 2018 06:51 PM (Xo3T0)

2 hiya

Posted by: ALH at December 12, 2018 06:52 PM (cS3Yq)

3 Not first!

Posted by: Agitator at December 12, 2018 06:52 PM (atO6j)

4 Maybe Tablet cod have put this out before the election. When it might have made a difference.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 06:52 PM (qqEFK)

5 Ace,

Do you think that Rosenberg's behavior was appropriate?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2018 06:52 PM (wYseH)

6 Hating Jews is a Womens Issue now? It's so hard to keep up.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 06:53 PM (Vb4BV)

7 I hope they aren't paying these PR Gals 72 cents on the dollar.

Because, they aren't worth it.

Posted by: garrett at December 12, 2018 06:53 PM (uGgbX)

8 Even though I'm a girl, I think that this country began it's descent into stupidity when it gave women the vote.

Posted by: ALH at December 12, 2018 06:53 PM (cS3Yq)

9 [i8
Even though I'm a girl, I think that this country began it's descent into stupidity when it gave women the vote.

Posted by: ALH

I'm a guy, and I think stupidity is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 06:56 PM (T6t7i)

10 They should march their asses into The World's Biggest Kitchen - and make a shit-pot of sammiches.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:57 PM (xAltO)

11 It is really difficult to find good community organizers since Obama retired from politics. He was good at this stuff.

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 06:57 PM (hrcfq)

12 I really gotta tighten up my typing skills.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 06:57 PM (T6t7i)

13 Don't these broads have better things to do with their miserable lives?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 12, 2018 06:57 PM (Z+IKu)

14 ace, those are the Tablet corrections to their own story, not the WM corrections.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (AkSI/)

15

Isn't the Women's March slogan "I'm A Nasty Woman"?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (/OSN/)

16 What I find strange is that the "Women's March" is some sort of ongoing enterprise. What do they do in their offices all day, other than set up softball games and lick each other? Are they making and selling pussy hats or something?

I don't even remember "the march" itself, if there was one.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (oRu+u)

17 well hopefully they wear their P***y hats over their faces now and go home and take care of real life.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (fE+0o)

18 The surprising thing here is not that the Women's March is antisemitic. It's that the libs still bother to deny their antisemitism.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (T6t7i)

19 These 'women' need to be standing in a stall licking a saltblock. Or something similar.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 06:59 PM (zLDYs)

20
Wait, there's a Jacksonville in Texas?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:59 PM (/OSN/)

21 Aint you glad we got ace to 'splain stuff like this.

Posted by: freaked at December 12, 2018 06:59 PM (UdKB7)

22 "Before we share the fact-check: Can you confirm that what I am sending
you is off the record, and will not be published?" Melendez writes.


Yes, but first....

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 07:00 PM (T6t7i)

23 I was going to suggest something other than salt-block.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 07:00 PM (PaMwv)

24 Is Hugo Boss designing their matching outfits? Or should that be marching outfits.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at December 12, 2018 07:00 PM (rigBr)

25 The country went to he!! once non-taxpayers and property owners got the vote!

Posted by: Bookdoc at December 12, 2018 07:00 PM (PzBTm)

26 any parts of the fact-checks below that you will contact us first to
secure our agreement? You will let us know if you intend to delete your
tweet pushing an article that includes sources/allegations, which were
not vetted properly and in line with journalistic ethics? Once I receive
your reply, I'll send over the corrections.


Jump up my ass. What, it's a reply.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 07:01 PM (T6t7i)

27 The country went to he!! once non-taxpayers and property owners got the vote!
Posted by: Bookdoc at December 12, 2018 07:00 PM (PzBTm)


Vic was there. He did nothing.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 07:01 PM (PaMwv)

28 Check this out: Woman breaks down when being told that men might be better at some things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqatS_xreb8

Posted by: RKae at December 12, 2018 07:01 PM (DuecJ)

29 Pop, just drama queens reeling from some book they read where they still believe they have to wear a bra and Nothing has changed in a hundred years. Yep they've been made to be breeders, and told to wear burkhas, never to be alone without dad or brother to hold their hands. not free to get out of that stuffy cell and work and chat online.

while simultaneously embracing a the real patriarchy and slavery of islam

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:02 PM (fE+0o)

30 16
I don't even remember "the march" itself, if there was one.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (oRu+u)


The march was right after Trump's inauguration, and got lots of media coverage. That was when the whole "pussy hat" thing started.

Some have speculated that the march was already scheduled as a celebration of Hillary's inevitable victory, and was hastily "repurposed" when Trump won.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 07:02 PM (sdi6R)

31 25
The country went to he!! once non-taxpayers and property owners got the vote!

Posted by: Bookdoc


And that damned Aristotle and his sense of humor.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 07:02 PM (T6t7i)

32 The surprising thing here is not that the Women's March is antisemitic. It's that the libs still bother to deny their antisemitism.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (T6t7i)


This is an excellent point. They're certainly doing a shit job of hiding it, but for some reason they think it's important to make a flimsy token gesture towards it. I wonder why that is.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 07:02 PM (t+qrx)

33 Eeewwww.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 07:03 PM (wMHPW)

34 "24
Is Hugo Boss designing their matching outfits? Or should that be marching outfits."

On my to-do list is trolling a bunch of moonbat marchers into thinking they're going to be issued Hugo Boss protestin' duds, then brag about it on Twitter. I feel confident about announcing this prior because none of those idiots read.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 12, 2018 07:03 PM (eAshZ)

35 every riot and march I've seen from the left has been a stinker of Israel is Nazi signs, at least those I've seen since 9-11.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:03 PM (fE+0o)

36 National Enquirer scooped the John Edwards love child story because the likes of The Times didnt want to knock him out of the race. He was drafting votes from Hillary you see, which was critical to Obama winning

Hillary got more votes for than Obama in the 2008 primaries. Story of her life

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 12, 2018 07:04 PM (1wmRv)

37 And that damned Aristotle and his sense of humor.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 07:02 PM


Yeah!

Posted by: Monk Jorge of Burgos at December 12, 2018 07:05 PM (YTxkQ)

38 still trying to figure out just What rights they believe they don't have compared to average joe? except demands for other to pay for stuff on their wants and needs lists.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:05 PM (fE+0o)

39 227 people read this shit. I don't care. I have started looking more closely at the numbers these things are generating and they couldn't fill a Mickey D's.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:05 PM (N/ghL)

40 shit. if steveoreno is still around,

prayers, sir.

our boys are so precious. I hope yours is ok.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 07:06 PM (d7Ww2)

41 @30. Thats exactly what happened. Hillary day got repurposed

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 12, 2018 07:06 PM (1wmRv)

42 Sooth, that would be Jacksonville Texas, home of the worlds biggest bowl of salsa.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 07:07 PM (zLDYs)

43 I don't remember this concern about antisemitism around Charlottesville ... huh

Posted by: Tariff Pikachu at December 12, 2018 07:07 PM (bFOlv)

44 besides how can they say they represent women, when it's maybe this women, not that women, certainly not those women?

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:07 PM (fE+0o)

45 I'm a guy, and I think stupidity is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 06:56 PM (T6t7i)
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Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:07 PM (U5tDi)

46 Because of the super delegates?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 07:07 PM (PUmDY)

47 Ahoy!

I totally support this policy on a global scale! Now fetch my shrimp scampi and vino and make it snappi!

Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large at December 12, 2018 07:08 PM (Z9C5C)

48 Is Hugo Boss designing their matching outfits? Or should that be marching outfits.

Hugo Boss didn't design the SS uniforms, he only manufactured them.

Hugo Bass WAS a member of the Nazi party, and he used slave labor supplied by them in his factories.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:08 PM (9qZ3S)

49 bluebell, yep pep is a jewel.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:08 PM (fE+0o)

50 40 nurse r

What's up with steveoreno?

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:08 PM (vUcdz)

51 Anything that goes bust for Leftists is a good thing to cheer for

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 07:09 PM (/rm4P)

52
Salsa.

What's the other "dip" called?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:09 PM (/OSN/)

53 Now we understand the reason for this - they wanted the *idea* of a "fact check" refuting the piece - for internet argument purposes of course, along with removal of as many references to it as possible.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at December 12, 2018 07:10 PM (q7IoS)

54 52 soothsayer

>> What's the other "dip" called?

Biden?

Just a SWAG.

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:10 PM (vUcdz)

55 See How They Run.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 07:10 PM (PUmDY)

56 Salsa.

What's the other "dip" called?


Dip?

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:10 PM (9qZ3S)

57 They make spectacles of themselves and embarrass me to no end as a woman.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:11 PM (fE+0o)

58 I love the wimmenz !!! They're totes smart !!!

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 07:11 PM (PaMwv)

59 What's the other "dip" called?

Belgian.

Posted by: Dr. Evil at December 12, 2018 07:11 PM (htqvb)

60 What's up with steveoreno?
Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:08 PM (vUcdz)

Son who is bipolar has been depressed lately, Steve was not able to reach him by phone and was going to check on him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 12, 2018 07:12 PM (AllCR)

61 ibguy, Steve Reno's son has not been answering his phone is bipolar and depressed.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:12 PM (fE+0o)

62 Tariff Pikachu: That's because you have a shitty memory.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 07:12 PM (zt1Ym)

63 Got to start watching more OAN

Bre Payton
Liz Wheeler
Gabrielle Cuccia
another whose name I don't know

wowzers

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:12 PM (786Ro)

64 Salsa just means sauce, so I like to call all sauces "salsa".

"Hey ma, pass me the salsa for this turkey, please."

"You mean gravy?"

"Yeah, the salsa."

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:13 PM (9qZ3S)

65 ibguy,

son with bipolar. incommunicado. steveoreno is concerned about recent depression

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 07:13 PM (d7Ww2)

66 They make spectacles of themselves and embarrass me to no end as a woman.
Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:11 PM (fE+0o)
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I hear you willow, but they don't speak for us. They should be embarrassed for themselves.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:13 PM (U5tDi)

67 60 Fen

Thank you, ma'am.

61 bah

And you, too!

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:13 PM (vUcdz)

68 Yeah, I'd love to spike the football as a guy but pustules like Avenatti still share my gender

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 12, 2018 07:13 PM (zt1Ym)

69 Super delegates idea is only something Dims would do.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 07:14 PM (PUmDY)

70 The general public will never know that this is going on.

Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 07:14 PM (W5DFb)

71 Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear about Steve O'Reno's son. I'll start praying.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:14 PM (U5tDi)

72 I hope he just left his phone in the other room and is napping well.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:15 PM (fE+0o)

73 Tablet is a Jewish magazine. Tablet as in Moses.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 12, 2018 07:15 PM (Ndje9)

74 67 bluebell

Wait, 'bah' is willow?

Gonna screw up a venerable Horde meme.

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:15 PM (vUcdz)

75

I hear you willow, but they don't speak for us. They should be embarrassed for themselves.

Not diggin' against teh womenfolk because Prog males (they're not men in any sense) do that too, but they're to egotistic and arrogant to be embarrassed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:15 PM (HaL55)

76 bah

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:16 PM (fE+0o)

77 The Womyn at Tablet wouldn't have these problems if they would just eat an Idaho potato a few times a week.


They may even start making sense.

Posted by: Idaho Potato Growers at December 12, 2018 07:16 PM (UsCnO)

78 wait, willow is bah?

i thought it was bluebell

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 07:16 PM (d7Ww2)

79 Wait, 'bah' is willow?

Gonna screw up a venerable Horde meme.
Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:15 PM (vUcdz)
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Sigh. Yes. She wants to change her nic but it's a beautiful nic and embroidered on the tapestry that is the Horde. The clean part of that tapestry.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (U5tDi)

80 Bah is willow, not bluebell, and I Don't Know is on third base.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (wfFj2)

81 throws hands into air.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (fE+0o)

82 Terlit Hobo called it!
twitter.com/hbdchick/status/1072996146623275014

Cherif Chekatt is, indeed, a Moroccan. More likely Amazigh and not Arab.

Oh, let's just go ahead and call them Berbers because they are barbaric, even by Moslem standards.

Morocco got a yuuge inbreeding and insanity problem in that population. When they've helpfully dumped onto France.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (ykYG2)

83 i thought it was bluebell
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 07:16 PM (d7Ww2)
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Nope, I'm me!

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (U5tDi)

84 75 67 bluebell

Wait, 'bah' is willow?

Gonna screw up a venerable Horde meme.
Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:15 PM (vUcdz)


This is what happens when women lose their innocence.

Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (W5DFb)

85 Stupidity sees it's self as a virtue. You can't fix stupid, you can only mock it.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (N/ghL)

86 Thanks for the Tenderness ear worm.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (PUmDY)

87 Who or what is "Tablet"?
Posted by: tu3031


WHO IS PHONE?

Posted by: Inside the house! at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (S6Pax)

88 What's the other "dip" called?

Copenhagen.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (NWiLs)

89 Salsa, you know, tomatoes, peppers, cilantro that kind of thing. Sometimes tomatilos, we call that salsa verde. Salsa means something to Texans. Especially Mexican Texans.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (zLDYs)

90 80 bluebell

Thanks!

Buried lede: there are *clean* parts? Hunh.

81 WitchDoc

Who?

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (vUcdz)

91 Ben Had is willow!

pass it on.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (fE+0o)

92 Its really no surprise here. The Arab/Muslim - leftist coalition while insane is very strong. Big money being poured into lefty causes by Muslim riches to destabilize and ruin America.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (39g3+)

93 Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (wfFj2)

LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (AllCR)

94 Ditto

Posted by: humbug at December 12, 2018 07:18 PM (UdKB7)

95 This is what happens when women lose their innocence.
Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (W5DFb)
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Just because willow and I both have children doesn't mean either of us has lost our innocence, bub.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (U5tDi)

96

Gonna screw up a venerable Horde meme.

I'm pushing for using the word "humbugged" in place of "willowed." Unless she changes it back or at least puts "formerly willow" in her nic. Not that I'm trying to tell her what to do mind you, but all your new nics frighten and confuse me.
As someone pointed out yesterday, willow was immortalized in TDG. She can't change now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (HaL55)

97 so I actually read through the last post and comments, That was a bummer for sure.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (fE+0o)

98 The 'ette formerly known as willow.

Maybe there is an ascii symbol she can use?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 12, 2018 07:20 PM (wfFj2)

99 Nope, I'm me!

Posted by: bluebell


Hah! And I've read your cookbook, too!

Who else is me, too?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 07:20 PM (S6Pax)

100 Nope, I'm me!
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (U5tDi)


I dunno, I think she's telling the truth here.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 07:20 PM (t+qrx)

101 As someone pointed out yesterday, willow was immortalized in TDG. She can't change now.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (HaL55)
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That someone was I, who is (am?) I, not willow, nor bah.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:20 PM (U5tDi)

102 Now is the time on sprockets when we try to guess what bah stands for. I'm going with Barbara Hershey.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 07:21 PM (T6t7i)

103 bah, please peruse to comment 86 and take it to heart.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (N/ghL)

104 That someone was I, who is (am?) I, not willow, nor bah.

Posted by: bluebell


That there sounds like some genuine AoS gibberish!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (S6Pax)

105 >> Nope, I'm me!
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:17 PM (U5tDi)

Right.

That's *exactly* what our lizard overlords would *want* us to believe.

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (vUcdz)

106
Just because willow and I both have children doesn't mean either of us has lost our innocence, bub.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (U5tDi)

Which one of you carries the custom shiv? I want to know before I comment further

Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (W5DFb)

107 BREAKING: French Prosecutors announce Cherif Chekatt to plead guilty, serve no time. Chekatt's plea blames Trump's "dirty deeds" for attack.

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (786Ro)

108 >>Morocco got a yuuge inbreeding and insanity problem in that population. When they've helpfully dumped onto France.

Remember when the Wikileaks Clinton email dumps revealed that the King of Morocco gave the Clinton Foundation $12 million if they would hold a CF even in Morocco despite their deplorable human rights practices while Hillary was Secretary of State?

Good times.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (/tuJf)

109 bah humbug

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (d7Ww2)

110 Now is the time on sprockets when we try to guess what bah stands for. I'm going with Barbara Hershey.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2018 07:21 PM (T6t7i)


Basic Allowance for Housing.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (t+qrx)

111 qui est Chérif Chekatt, le gangster de Strasbourg?

I can almost read that. It's almost English.
Who is Chérif Chekatt, the gangster of Strasbourg.



Cheese Dip

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (hrcfq)

112 That there sounds like some genuine AoS gibberish!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (S6Pax)
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Thank you! Was that a compliment? I couldn't tell.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:23 PM (U5tDi)

113

Bah! This is getting out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:23 PM (HaL55)

114 Hershey is way older than I. kicks pep's shin.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:23 PM (fE+0o)

115 No sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 07:24 PM (NWiLs)

116 Just because willow and I both have children doesn't mean either of us has lost our innocence, bub.

*Bobcat Goldthwait voice*
I'm a delicate flower!

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:24 PM (9qZ3S)

117 Speaking of dips, here's a joke about Alexandra Occasion Cortez by a Jewish guy, Michael Goodwin, who writes editorials for the NY Post:

AOC's (He)brewhahaha

Headliner: Alexandra Occasio-Cortez says she's Jewish, Oy. Haven't the Jews suffered enough?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 12, 2018 07:24 PM (AllCR)

118 110 bah humbug
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 07:22 PM (d7Ww2)

Ah, the true spirit of Christmas!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 07:24 PM (NWiLs)

119 Bibliotheque Archeologique et Historique

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 12, 2018 07:24 PM (wfFj2)

120 The publishers who ran the false and unverified dossier story that helped Hillary- did they disclosen their contributions?

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 07:25 PM (wMHPW)

121 I'm still puzzled by how the previous post is some great revelation or a crime.

A news source pays someone for an exclusive story.

Then, they choose not to run it.

This is a federal case, now? Why they chose not to run it is utterly irrelevant. Its entirely up to them whether they want to run a story or not, every news organization on earth makes these kind of choices.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:25 PM (39g3+)

122 Rerrit!

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 07:25 PM (tfbws)

123 Remember when the Wikileaks Clinton email dumps revealed that the King of Morocco gave the Clinton Foundation $12 million if they would hold a CF even in Morocco despite their deplorable human rights practices while Hillary was Secretary of State?

Nope.

Posted by: The MSM at December 12, 2018 07:25 PM (9qZ3S)

124 Steyn: "Because we won't put up security barriers where they count - at the nation's border - we have to have ever more intrusive and constricting security on everything within the border. I have written about it innumerable times; I even wrote a short story about it. But the men and women who govern us refuse to change the policies that enable Yuletide slaughter, and their citizens continue to vote for them. And so Strasbourg's mayor Roland Ries says that "life must go on" - which fatuous bromide ensures that the killing of his citizens will go on. Because he and the rest of a depraved political class lack the will to do anything about it.
Spare a thought for those killed yesterday. We hardly do. Not anymore, not unless the death toll's three figures. The life that's going on is diminished and degraded by such complacency and indifference."

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 12, 2018 07:26 PM (Ndje9)

125 77 bah
Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:16 PM (fE+0o)


Humbug!

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 07:26 PM (sdi6R)

126 Captain Obvious Johnson is right!

Posted by: humbug at December 12, 2018 07:26 PM (UdKB7)

127 hmm. there's a pdp-10 in alt.folklore.computers that goes by bah. how much does willow know about pdp-10s?

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 07:26 PM (xGZ+b)

128 Rerrit!

Is that a Pokemon reference?

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:26 PM (9qZ3S)

129 Every Congressman that availed himself of the slushfund is soiling himself right now.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:27 PM (N/ghL)

130 He said the Sheriff is near!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 07:27 PM (NWiLs)

131 16 What I find strange is that the "Women's March" is some sort of ongoing enterprise.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


yeah it's weird. like they're really just a fundraising operation to fund themselves a paycheck. seems kinda greedy.

Posted by: MoveOn.org at December 12, 2018 07:27 PM (nFwvY)

132 128 hmm. there's a pdp-10 in alt.folklore.computers that goes by bah. how much does willow know about pdp-10s?

pdp-10 nut, that is, not a pdp-10. at least not as far as i know. how sophisticated has eliza gotten these days?

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (NmR1a)

133 you guys busted me, it's bah humbug.

Posted by: bah at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (fE+0o)

134 Every Congressman that availed himself of the slushfund is soiling himself right now.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:27 PM (N/ghL)
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Good. As they should be. I want names. In big, bold print.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (U5tDi)

135 Every Congressman that availed himself of the slushfund is soiling himself right now.

Why? The FBI isn't even remotely at any level slightly interested in that. They could have paid to have those women murdered and the FBI doesn't give a crap unless Trump was involved somehow

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (39g3+)

136 131 Insomniac

Quick, who's got the laurel ... ?

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (vUcdz)

137 Every Congressman that availed himself of the slushfund is soiling himself right now.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:27 PM (N/ghL)

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

As they should be. Pay for your own play, Scumbags.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (ffYR/)

138 hmm. there's a pdp-10 in alt.folklore.computers that goes by bah. how much does willow know about pdp-10s?


- - -

A friend of a friend is looking to buy one. Says his name is John Titor.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (wfFj2)

139 there's a pdp-10 in alt.folklore.computers that goes by bah.

Wut?

A late 60's mainframe is sentient?

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (9qZ3S)

140 So, the request was: "Agree that we do as we say we do, not as we will admit privately we don't do."?

Interesting.

What do they want now, and what's the latest bribe, um, offer?


Posted by: Avenger at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (70ScF)

141 132
yeah it's weird. like they're really just a fundraising operation to fund themselves a paycheck. seems kinda greedy.
Posted by: MoveOn.org at December 12, 2018 07:27 PM (nFwvY)


The devil you say.

Posted by: MADD at December 12, 2018 07:29 PM (sdi6R)

142 This is an excellent point. They're certainly doing a shit job of hiding it, but for some reason they think it's important to make a flimsy token gesture towards it. I wonder why that is.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 07:02 PM (t+qrx)

===

It's still not "cool."

For many Nazis and fascists, especially most Germans in the 20s and 30s who had never met a Jew, anti-semitism was and is nothing but an organizing principle, around which a movement could be unified. Not every German Nazi believed in racism, wage and price controls, militarism, or every Nazi policy, but they could all agree on Jew-hatred.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 07:30 PM (EZebt)

143

Picante sauce?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:30 PM (/OSN/)

144 All y'all can fuck right off.

Posted by: March of Dimes at December 12, 2018 07:30 PM (ykYG2)

145
140 there's a pdp-10 in alt.folklore.computers that goes by bah.

Wut?

A late 60's mainframe is sentient?


oddly enough, there's been a row over on alt.sys.pdp10 the last few days over whether the pdp-10 is a mainframe. most folks say no, 'cause it ain't got channels.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 07:30 PM (xGZ+b)

146 Christopher, this has nothing to do with the FBI.

This is PDT's cluebat for Pelosi when she is being pressured by her side to call for impeachment.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:30 PM (N/ghL)

147 Picante sauce?

Just means spicy. Salsa technically just means "sauce" as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:31 PM (39g3+)

148 This is PDT's cluebat for Pelosi when she is being pressured by her side to call for impeachment.

How, exactly, do you figure that's going to work?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:32 PM (39g3+)

149 Huh. Seems to be a little snag in the Flynn sentencing.

Judge Emmet Sullivan want both parties to turn over all FBI 302s relevant to the case by tomorrow at 3 pm. There seems to be a slight problem.

https://tinyurl.com/yb4wtnae

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 07:32 PM (/tuJf)

150 The PDPs were mini computers. The IBM PC was a microcomputer.

Posted by: frewked at December 12, 2018 07:32 PM (UdKB7)

151 When we donated the debate questions to Hillary in advance, that was just our way of Speaking Truth to Power.

Posted by: CNN, The Avenatti Campaign Headquarters Channel at December 12, 2018 07:33 PM (Ndje9)

152 137 131 Insomniac

Quick, who's got the laurel ... ?
Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (vUcdz)

And hearty handshake!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 07:33 PM (NWiLs)

153

SHOW US YOUR TITS!

No Sir, not you, thanks anyway.

Posted by: Joey Bidet at December 12, 2018 07:33 PM (eLYjB)

154 Judge Emmet Sullivan want both parties to turn over all FBI 302s relevant to the case by tomorrow at 3 pm.

"Oh those? We... lost them. Dog ate 'em. Sorry. All gone."
--FBI agents

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:33 PM (39g3+)

155 That Bre Payton article.

Wow the Federalist sure doesn't have very good moderators in getting rid of the Jew Hater.

Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 07:33 PM (WaxcS)

156 Salsa technically just means "sauce" as well.

There's only room for one pedant in this thread, and I already talked about salsa == sauce.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:34 PM (9qZ3S)

157 The women's march was supposed to be a rebuke of PDT's election since he was such a whore monger.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:34 PM (N/ghL)

158 Gowdy would not denounce Comey. Martha gave him several opportunities.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 07:34 PM (PUmDY)

159 This does not seem kosher.

Posted by: Regular joe channeling Paul Rino at December 12, 2018 07:35 PM (7PllL)

160

I thought salsa was a style of dance popular in Latin America?

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 07:35 PM (hrcfq)

161 Huh, The Mule's reviews are coming in, on RottenTomatoes. 82%. Then I click and it's 75%, and the main aggregate has 69%. One reviewer calls it 'racist'.

Which means it's problematic so I can't even.

Definitely one to watch.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 07:35 PM (ykYG2)

162 161

I thought salsa was a style of dance popular in Latin America?

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 07:35 PM (hrcfq)

The lambada ees the forbeeden dance!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 07:36 PM (NWiLs)

163 oddly enough, there's been a row over on alt.sys.pdp10 the last few days over whether the pdp-10 is a mainframe. most folks say no, 'cause it ain't got channels.

Something something stakes are so low.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:36 PM (9qZ3S)

164 What I find strange is that the "Women's March" is some sort of ongoing
enterprise. What do they do in their offices all day, other than set up
softball games and lick each other? Are they making and selling pussy
hats or something?


Everything's a racket.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 07:36 PM (oVJmc)

165 Women's march disputes that they are women, or have a desire to march.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at December 12, 2018 07:36 PM (AJj50)

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 07:36 PM (oVJmc)

167 Gowdy can take his bad hair day and go back to private life none too soon.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:36 PM (N/ghL)

168 Oh, fuck it.

FUck this whole fucking day.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 07:37 PM (oVJmc)

169 >>"Oh those? We... lost them. Dog ate 'em. Sorry. All gone."
--FBI agents

Theres a bigger problem.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 07:37 PM (/tuJf)

170 Wish there was a way to blacklist certain reviewers from counting to the RottenTomatoes average. Katie Walsh (the snowflake noted above) is a NPC. Her word means nothing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 07:37 PM (ykYG2)

171 164 oddly enough, there's been a row over on alt.sys.pdp10 the last few days over whether the pdp-10 is a mainframe. most folks say no, 'cause it ain't got channels.

If I knew what the hell this was talking about I'd give it both barrels, right through the door!

Posted by: Joey Bidet at December 12, 2018 07:37 PM (eLYjB)

172 The lambada ees the forbeeden dance!

Lambda calculus ees the forbeeden maths!

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:38 PM (9qZ3S)

173 Theres a bigger problem.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 07:37 PM (/tuJf)

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

Conflicting 302s?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 07:38 PM (ffYR/)

174 What I find strange is that the "Women's March" is some sort of ongoing enterprise.

That is kind of baffling to me, too. Its like the guests that never go home, these organizations start up and just stick around like cancer or a bad haircut. You set up a march, that was your thing right? So what is it you'd say you do, now?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:38 PM (39g3+)

175 The Women's March will march on the beaches, and in the coffee bars, and to the rest room! Will will not stop, never quit, until Women achieve our universally agreed upon goal of pushing the Jews into the sea!

Or something like that.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at December 12, 2018 07:38 PM (AJj50)

176 FUck this whole fucking day.

This is called vaguebooking.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 07:39 PM (9qZ3S)

177 "I've got a secret."

"What is it?"

"I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."

"Wow that's tempting. Could you just wound me a bit?"

This whole PR thing sounds like a old bad joke.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 12, 2018 07:39 PM (Z4rgH)

178 Women achieve our universally agreed upon goal of pushing the Jews into the sea!

Will there be IDF bikini girls with AKs on that beach? Asking for a friend

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 07:39 PM (ykYG2)

179
Cuban Salsa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlrNPBfOowg

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 07:40 PM (hrcfq)

180

The women's march was supposed to be a rebuke of PDT's election since he was such a whore monger.

IIRC, it was originally to be a celebration of Her Heinous' coronation but it was too big and a lot of people had already booked too many reservations everywhere to quit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:40 PM (HaL55)

181 169: mr. peebles, probably should have started this morning, it's going to take all fucking day. maybe you could fuck today, tomorrow.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 07:40 PM (KP5rU)

182 Will there be IDF bikini girls with AKs on that beach? Asking for a friend
------
They've got camo bikinis - you can't see them.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 07:42 PM (tfbws)

183 Judge Emmet Sullivan want both parties to turn over all FBI 302s relevant to the case by tomorrow at 3 pm.

"Oh those? We... lost them. Dog ate 'em. Sorry. All gone."
--FBI agents
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


This judge gives me hope.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 07:42 PM (wMHPW)

184 Evening, horde! I hope everyone is doing well.

I was unaware that Willow had a nic-change. What is its/her/his preferred pronoun? I'll be sure to not use it.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:42 PM (fxCK2)

185 First rule about Women's March: we don't talk about Women's March.

Posted by: Twyla Durden at December 12, 2018 07:42 PM (/qEW2)

186 IIRC, it was originally to be a celebration of Her Heinous' coronation but it was too big and a lot of people had already booked too many reservations everywhere to quit.

There was never any confirmation but that was the assumption since they were so far ahead on planning and funding that it had to be intended for Felonia Von Pantsuit's coronation. Late hour change of plans

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:43 PM (39g3+)

187 This judge gives me hope.

I'll give hope a slight chance when people end up in prison for defying the law in front of these guys. How many times have they been chewed out by a judge who then goes "but okay you have what you want boys" and pats them on the head?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:43 PM (39g3+)

188

A suspect in a 1987 bombing that wounded six American soldiers in Honduras is leading a group of migrants demanding entry into the United States.

Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa organized a march of approximately 100 migrants to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Ulloa delivered a letter to the consulate on behalf of the migrants, asking for either entry into the U.S. or a payment of $50,000 per person.

"It may seem like a lot of money to you," Ulloa told the Union-Tribune. "But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (aKsyK)

189
Salso is the name of my sidekick, fucking sexist, racist sexists.

...

...

...

Oh....


Sorry.


Sorry everyone.

That's Balsa. Not salsa.

..

...

...
Blasa!

Posted by: Captain Marvel at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (9X624)

190
First rule about Women's March: we don't talk about Women's March.

Posted by: Twyla Durden at December 12, 2018 07:42 PM (/qEW2)
Second rule about Women's March: we wear our p****s in our pants, not on our heads.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (fxCK2)

191 'What is its/her/his preferred pronoun? '

Bah is a she so shebah

Posted by: frewked at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (UdKB7)

192 Gowdy is making me nauseous.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 07:45 PM (PUmDY)

193

All Women's Marchers with concerns about your home life, unmet needs, or very large breasts please form a line on the left....

Posted by: Second Front Door Fucker at December 12, 2018 07:45 PM (eLYjB)

194
Gowdy is making me nauseous.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


Yeah, I flipped over to Lou Dobbs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 07:46 PM (aKsyK)

195 I'm still puzzled by how the previous post is some great revelation or a crime.

A news source pays someone for an exclusive story.

Then, they choose not to run it.

This is a federal case, now? Why they chose not to run it is utterly irrelevant. Its entirely up to them whether they want to run a story or not, every news organization on earth makes these kind of choices.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:25 PM (39g3+)



The question is what were they threatened with so that they would forego that obvious defense?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 07:46 PM (yQpMk)

196 Blasa = Balsa, you sexist!!!!




Posted by: Captain Marvel at December 12, 2018 07:46 PM (9X624)

197

"It may seem like a lot of money to you," Ulloa told the Union-Tribune.
"But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has
stolen from Honduras."


"Really? Like what?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:46 PM (HaL55)

198 From the river to the sea, women squat when they pee!

I need to work on my chants.

But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.

Yeah Honduras is a hotspot for US theft, so many things we want from there... ??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (39g3+)

199 Honduras, about that 4 billion in aid.

Invaders go home and the check will be in the mail.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (N/ghL)

200 What is its/her/his preferred pronoun? '



Bah is a she so shebah

Posted by: frewked at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (UdKB7)
Thanks. You aren't by any chance the Moron formerly nicked as "freaked", are you?Am I supposed to get a new nic? Is this a horde thing I didn't hear about since I've been afk for so long?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (fxCK2)

201 I find it hilarious that this means anything at all. Correct me if I'm wrong, but one of this movement's keynote speakers pontificated on how she would like to make the White House go all explodey. She did so on national television. And, that didn't damage this Movement in the slightest.

We need to stop dissecting these "organizations" and just tell them to FUCK OFF.

Posted by: Orson at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (zNz/a)

202 Sooth are you thinking of Pico de Gallo?

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (Bx21z)

203 Honduras, about that 4 billion in aid.

Thanks!

Posted by: no recipient of Western aid, ever at December 12, 2018 07:48 PM (ykYG2)

204 Hah! The Womyns March hags must have hired Lieawatha's public relations firm.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 07:48 PM (6m3R8)

205 Judge Sullivan got rolled by Gangsta Gumment in the Ted Stevens case. I think he said "Never again."

Posted by: CNN, The Avenatti Campaign Headquarters Channel at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (Ndje9)

206 ooth are you thinking of Pico de Gallo?

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (Bx21z)
I was very disappointed when I found out that Pico de Gallo isn't actually a spicy chicken salsa.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (fxCK2)

207 164 oddly enough, there's been a row over on alt.sys.pdp10 the last few days over whether the pdp-10 is a mainframe. most folks say no, 'cause it ain't got channels.

Something something stakes are so low.


well, there's usually something happening this time of year (kicked of by happy dec-10 day! on the 10th) and there's be another bit of traffic around the 20th (because some pdp-10s were called decsystem-20s). other than that, not much happens on alt.sys.pdp10.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (xGZ+b)

208 >>Conflicting 302s?

General Flynn was interviewed by 2 FBI agents on January 24th, Joe Pientka, who we have not heard from, and Peter Strzok. The interview was a setup.

Still, after the interview both agents said that Flynn had been truthful. Comey testified to this before Congress a while ago.

The FBI 302 referenced in the sentencing documents that said that Flynn did lie is dated August 22, 2017, nearly 7 months after the interview.

That could be a problem.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (/tuJf)

209 "You aren't by any chance the Moron formerly nicked as "freaked", are you?"

Umm, maybe. It's my lame way of getting on the sock list.
Don't judge me.

Posted by: fleaked at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (UdKB7)

210 Trey Gowdy has achieved nothing in the Congress.

Except scarf the most free haircuts at the Congressional Barbershop.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (EZebt)

211 204 Sooth are you thinking of Pico de Gallo?
Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (Bx21z)


Used to hate it. Love it now.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (NLLmE)

212

Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 07:46 PM (sf1AO)

Please to not be saying things like that out loud here, 'k? Don't want Ace to get in trouble.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (HaL55)

213 Maybe Judge Sullivan's order will finally lead to some light being shed on how the F a perjury case can be brought - and esp. quickly plead out guilty by the defendant - when everything about the "case" is dubious, down to even whether any untruths were spoken. As I've been saying, have never understood this, from day one.


Perhaps it is entirely about Flynn avoiding the FARA/Turkey violations, which might have snared his son too, by copping a plea to a ridiculous charge. In which case the bizarre "perjury" case becomes more understandable - however it doesn't cure its diseases, which appear to range from bad faith/entrapment (FBI discussed the whole thing and clearly wanted a situation mostly likely to enable agents to fool, deceive, or trap defendant) to the incredibly tantalizing possibility of falsified, or even altered, 302s.


And how TF these people can fun afoul of FARA is mind-boggling. It's a 10-minute exercise to register. There is zero chance your actual role as an agent will not be known to everyone, forever, even if you don't register. Unless things have substantially changed, there is no conceivable reason NOT to register.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 12, 2018 07:50 PM (QDnY+)

214 "You aren't by any chance the Moron formerly nicked as "freaked", are you?"



Umm, maybe. It's my lame way of getting on the sock list.

Don't judge me.

Posted by: fleaked at December 12, 2018 07:49 PM (UdKB7)
Oh, you have been judged, buddy! Let me get my spankin' belt! (I don't know what the "sock list" is, but it sounds naughty!)

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:50 PM (fxCK2)

215 How about he gets shot in the head instead"

Waste of good ammo.

Point and laugh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 07:51 PM (6qErC)

216

Pico de Gallo? The Mexican wrestler? Carries a spear?

Gay.

Posted by: Joey Bidet at December 12, 2018 07:51 PM (eLYjB)

217 Sooth are you thinking of Pico de Gallo?
Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (Bx21z)


Pico de Gallo made the first passage from western Europe to India via Cape of Good Hope for the Portugese, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 07:51 PM (6m3R8)

218 It's weird because I thought women were masters of PR and communications!

Guess not.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 07:51 PM (4ErVI)

219 Top ten socks. I've been #10 twice. Changed my life.

Posted by: fleked at December 12, 2018 07:52 PM (UdKB7)

220 183 Will there be IDF bikini girls with AKs on that beach? Asking for a friend
------
They've got camo bikinis - you can't see them.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 07:42 PM (tfbws)


Invisible bikinis? Kewl.

Posted by: MADD at December 12, 2018 07:52 PM (sdi6R)

221 222 183 Will there be IDF bikini girls with AKs on that beach? Asking for a friend
------
They've got camo bikinis - you can't see them.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 07:42 PM (tfbws)

Invisible bikinis? Kewl.
Posted by: MADD at December 12, 2018 07:52 PM (sdi6R)

The IDF doesn't use AKs.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 07:52 PM (NWiLs)

222 Pico de Gallo? The Mexican wrestler? Carries a spear?



Gay.

Posted by: Joey Bidet at December 12, 2018 07:51 PM (eLYjB)
Of course. Plenty of women could use Latin fellow who knows how to flip 'em on their backs and has a big spear - and then he ends up pitching to the other team. So typical!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:53 PM (fxCK2)

223 The IDF doesn't use AKs.

SOF units and Squirrels do.

Posted by: Joey Bidet at December 12, 2018 07:53 PM (eLYjB)

224
Today we also learned the origin of "Rickshaws."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:54 PM (/OSN/)

225 I've been #10 twice. "

Never been top 10.

Sigh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 07:54 PM (6qErC)

226 Sooth are you thinking of Pico de Gallo?
Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 07:47 PM (Bx21z)


Not that anyone asked, but now I'm thinking of pico de gallo.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 07:54 PM (t+qrx)

227 Ya know, there was a reason that despite priestesses and lady oracles being quite popular all over the ancient world, none of my apostles were ladies. None.

Women hate women. sisterhood ain't shit.

I also never told you sinners to vote or especially let women vote. What part of Kingdom didn't you tards understand?

Also that bad fruit from the garden of eden? Thats mistranslated. It was a bean from a soy bush and the serpent recommending it was an evil raw vegan. So stop eating soy, ya fags.

Posted by: Black Jesus at December 12, 2018 07:55 PM (aqpW6)

228 @197
None of this matters.

We are witnessing a real world Game of Thrones and at this point team traitor is far ahead and has lapped the field, we may be looking at the bell lap starting on or about January 3rd.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 07:55 PM (qxq6t)

229
That tricky JOOOO tricked us with his tricky JOOOOO tricks!!!!


Help us, Captain Marvel!

Help us with your Almighty Vagina!

Posted by: Women's March at December 12, 2018 07:55 PM (9X624)

230 Apparently both sides (Mueller and Flynn) also filed sealed/non-public elements of their sentencing memoranda. Dunno how usual/unusual this might be, but hard to imagine it's common.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 12, 2018 07:55 PM (QDnY+)

231 Top ten socks. I've been #10 twice. Changed my life.

Posted by: fleked at December 12, 2018 07:52 PM (UdKB7)

You have size-10 socks? And you changed your socks twice in your life?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:55 PM (fxCK2)

232 You have 2 choices. Let us in or give us $50,000 to go home.

Uh, I see a third choice here.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 12, 2018 07:55 PM (dNzKv)

233 A suspect in a 1987 bombing that wounded six American soldiers in Honduras is leading a group of migrants demanding entry into the United States.

Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa organized a march of approximately 100 migrants to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Ulloa delivered a letter to the consulate on behalf of the migrants, asking for either entry into the U.S. or a payment of $50,000 per person.

"It may seem like a lot of money to you," Ulloa told the Union-Tribune. "But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (aKsyK)

Sigh. Sometimes it seems that Stalin WAS right in this.

Problem in India? Shoot Gandhi, the rest will fall in line.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (vgwv+)

234 227 I've been #10 twice. "

Never been top 10.

Sigh.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 07:54 PM (6qErC)


I made the top 10 once. That's when I backed off.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (NLLmE)

235 I'm still puzzled by how the previous post is some great revelation or a crime.

A news source pays someone for an exclusive story.

Then, they choose not to run it.

This is a federal case, now? Why they chose not to run it is utterly irrelevant. Its entirely up to them whether they want to run a story or not, every news organization on earth makes these kind of choices.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 07:25 PM (39g3+)

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

Federal case? Hell, this was a plot line on Downton Abbey!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (+F0Wk)

236
That's weird.
Anyone else thinking of Machu Pichu, now?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (/OSN/)

237 hogmartin, go for the mango pico.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (N/ghL)

238 >>Apparently both sides (Mueller and Flynn) also filed sealed/non-public elements of their sentencing memoranda. Dunno how usual/unusual this might be, but hard to imagine it's common.

Its very unusual.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (/tuJf)

239 We are witnessing a real world Game of Thrones and at this point team traitor is far ahead and has lapped the field, we may be looking at the bell lap starting on or about January 3rd.
----
So what we need is Daenaerys Targaryan and some dragons?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (tfbws)

240

nood

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (/OSN/)

241 "It may seem like a lot of money to you," Ulloa told the Union-Tribune. "But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (aKsyK)



What did we steal from Honduras? Bananas? Because $450k buys a shitload of bananas.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (6m3R8)

242 That's weird.
Anyone else thinking of Machu Pichu, now?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (/OSN/)


No. But now I am thinking about Vasco DeGama.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (NLLmE)

243 That's weird.

Anyone else thinking of Machu Pichu, now?





Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM

Nachos with Pikachu. Hold the refried beans.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (fxCK2)

244 Allah says these women's marches are harem.

May he smile down upon you like your sixth husband!

Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (Z9C5C)

245 That's weird.
Anyone else thinking of Machu Pichu, now?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (/OSN/)



I'm thinking of Pikachu.

That's pretty close.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (9X624)

246 Anyone else thinking of Machu Pichu, now?

Pikachu!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (6qErC)

247

I made the top 10 once. That's when I backed off.

I made it once meself. Didn't back off, but I can't type that fast unless I have cofveve administered IV-ly.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (HaL55)

248 hogmartin, go for the mango pico.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2018 07:56 PM (N/ghL)


Duly noted, will report back.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (t+qrx)

249 "not much happens on alt.sys.pdp10"

I didn't even know usenet was still running. I was on there 27 years ago. (holy crap!)

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 07:58 PM (6XZdO)

250 Akh! Beaten to the punch by NP

Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (9X624)

251 243
What did we steal from Honduras? Bananas? Because $450k buys a shitload of bananas.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 07:57 PM (6m3R


I don't recall ever getting free bananas.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 07:59 PM (sdi6R)

252

Nachos with Pikachu.

Mexican-Japanese fusion food?

How about some refried octopus?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (HaL55)

253 nood.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (vgwv+)

254


Nachos with Pikachu.

Mexican-Japanese fusion food?

How about some refried octopus?




Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (HaL55)

No. I only like octopus fried once.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 12, 2018 08:01 PM (fxCK2)

255 Top ten socks. I've been #10 twice. Changed my life.
Posted by: fleked at December 12, 2018 07:52 PM (UdKB7)


I've noticed you've had this itch to change socks. It makes no sense. You have a wonderful nickname. Wear it proudly. I've gone on kicks where I've socked various politicians and ended up on the Sunday night list. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Just be thankful for who you are.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 12, 2018 08:05 PM (/qEW2)

256 The IDF doesn't use AKs.


Galil ARM wept.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 09:04 PM (yQpMk)

257 Can you imagine all those sandwiches, made and uneaten lining the path of the Women's March?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2018 09:13 PM (7Lu0H)

258 256 The IDF doesn't use AKs.
Galil ARM wept.


Gun Jesus says it's Finnish so there.

Posted by: JEM at December 13, 2018 01:22 AM (8erNz)

SDNY Attorney's Office Press Release: We Got AMI to Admit, In Exchange for Immunity, That They Paid off MacDougal for Her Story With the Specific Intent of Avoiding Disclosures During the Campaign, and In Coordination with Trump

So Civil War, then.

The backstory: A former Playboy bunny or something named MacDougal was paid by the National Enquirer for her Trump story, and for a fitness column. She was paid $150,000 for exclusive rights. But the National Enquirer didn't run the story, and because they bought exclusive rights, MacDougal couldn't go blabbing about her affair or whatever with Trump.

Although, of course, she did anyway.

Which is a strange thing, isn't it? These women keep violating legal agreements to dish on Trump, almost as if they're being paid to do so, and so don't have to fear legal consequences of breaking contracts.

Anyway, AMI is the parent corporation of National Enquirer.

AMI has reached a plea deal and has received immunity for telling the US Attorney what the US Attorney wanted to hear, that this payment was made for the specific purpose of influencing a federal election and not just to keep a mouthy broad from disrupting Trump's marital relations. The former reason would require an FEC disclosure, while the latter reason would not.

The US Attorney needs someone to claim that these payments were made for electoral and not personal reasons, and that's what they got.

The Office also announced today that it has previously reached a non-prosecution agreement with AMI, in connection with AMI's role in making the above-described $150,000 payment before the 2016 presidential election. As a part of the agreement, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate's presidential campaign, and in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election. AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman's story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.

Actually, she wasn't supposed to talk about this, ever. Where are they getting this time-limitation of "during the campaign" from?

Assuming AMI's continued compliance with the agreement, the Office has agreed not to prosecute AMI for its role in that payment. The agreement also acknowledges, among other things, AMI's acceptance of responsibility, its substantial and important assistance in this investigation, and its agreement to provide cooperation in the future and implement specific improvements to its internal compliance to prevent future violations of the federal campaign finance laws. These improvements include distributing written standards regarding federal election laws to its employees and conducting annual training concerning these standards.

Note that immunity was secured by specifically claiming that the purpose was to influence the election. Without that, no case. So they got immunity by agreeing to testify to the prosecutor's absolute must-have claim.

Eh. All right. This shit usually is handled with a fine -- remember, Hillary Clinton deliberately misrepresented the reasons for her payments to Perkins-Coie as "legal services" when a substantial amount of that money went to oppo research, specifically "The Doisser" -- and no one's even talking about a fine for that, but I guess suddenly we're taking this all very seriously.



I just watched The Creepy Line last night. As we talk about RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE! and media covering up stories, we might want to look at Google, which suppressed negative search results for Hillary Clinton. This sort of suppression of negative search results has a powerful effect on voters, and almost always shifts their perceptions of a candidate in a positive direction.

The academic who conducted this research during the 2016 campaign was reviewing the results of his findings for Google's Hillary Clinton results, and found that all ten of the first ten results were biased to the positive. At this point he sort of took a breath and said, "I wouldn't have done that. If I were rigging this, I would have at least included one or two negative stories so it wouldn't appear so blatant," or words to that close effect.

Google did not perform a similar suppression-of-negative-search-results favor for Donald Trump or even Bernie Sanders.

So Google made a several billion dollar in-kind contribution to the Hillary Clinton campaign -- a billion-plus dollar donation they of course did not acknowledge nor report to the FEC.

Are any US Attorney's offices going to probe them for campaign finance violations?

No, of course not. We know the game is rigged.

The question is: At what point do we just stop playing a rigged game?

Our would-be masters ought to consider that very carefully.

And I sure hope AEI, CEI, and Representative Bob Goodlatte and whoever else keeps on protecting Google from the standard application of US antitrust and campaign finance law.

Muh Private Googlez

Corporations are people too, my friend. No wait -- they're better than people. They can freely ignore laws that mere people may be prosecuted for.


What We Have Here Is a Failure to Coordinate: What I'm thinking is Cohen is being sent off to jail precisely because he has not confirmed/affirmed AMI's story here. The prosecutor would like two people telling this same tale; I am assuming that, based on Cohen not getting immunity, he did not repeat AMI's story.

Which makes me doubt AMI's story -- Cohen does not seem like the kind of guy who would go to jail if he could just tell the US attorney what he wants to hear.

This would explain why the US Attorney was so pissy about Cohen and claimed he was not being helpful in the ways they needed him to be helpful about.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:54 PM




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1 Well, well, well. Over/under on Articles of Impeachment? I'm going with March.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 12, 2018 05:44 PM (qUh6B)

2 'If man pay for pussy, he never stop paying for pussy' -

Shit Confucius Said, Vol I

Posted by: garrett at December 12, 2018 05:46 PM (uGgbX)

3 It's cold and lonely in here.

Posted by: garrett at December 12, 2018 05:47 PM (uGgbX)

4 Told ya nood would be here shortly

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 05:55 PM (/rm4P)

5 Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon...Manny Mota...Mota...Mota

Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 05:55 PM (sf1AO)

6

Uhhh, wut? I don't pay attention to almost any of this BS... what are we talking about?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 05:55 PM (q1al1)

7 Man, am I ever slow on the uptake. I just figured out the two microphone stands in the sidebar.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 05:56 PM (w54mS)

8 I'm a bit lost. Is there a diagram by any chance?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 05:56 PM (lwiT4)

9 Yep

Posted by: See if it stinks at December 12, 2018 05:56 PM (UdKB7)

10 Rich Zeoli 1210am thinks Cohan is being led/ forced to talk to NY AG for any Trump crime material as part of his plea deal.

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 05:57 PM (/rm4P)

11 This business will get out of control. It will get out of control, and we'll be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 05:57 PM (fD23g)

12 Our legal system is closer to Roland Freisler than Scalia? Gosh, who knew.

I just hope I can enjoy a nice Christmas before the collapse.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 05:57 PM (qqEFK)

13 >>Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon...Manny Mota...Mota...Mota

ha

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 05:57 PM (/tuJf)

14 Are any US Attorney's offices going to probe them for campaign finance violations?

No, of course not. We know the game is rigged.

The question is: At what point do we just stop playing a rigged game?

Our would-be masters ought to consider that very carefully.


Easy one. They will stop when they find that continuing is too costly for them. And not before.

I don't see that any time soon.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 05:58 PM (VaN/j)

15 I am also curious about when we stop playing a rigged game and start on a more level....field.

Sign me up for news alerts, plz

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 05:58 PM (xJa6I)

16

Does this mean I can start gardening from the streetlights, or is that next week?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 05:58 PM (q1al1)

17 Wasn't AMI (in Florida) attacked by the Moslem anthrax letter that the FIB blamed on a scientist but they couldn't prove it so they hounded him till he killed himself?? Wasn't Mueller leading that one too??

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 05:58 PM (Evws/)

18
Who is MacDougal?

Who gives a flying fook?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 05:58 PM (pNxlR)

19 These two women were in the news before Donald Trump even decided to run! Everyone had already heard this gossip.

How can it be a campaign issue?

Just more lies from the corrupt commie media.


Posted by: Pam at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (qRq6C)

20 So - they are saying Trump gave a newspaper $150,000 not to publish a story about a woman?

Sorry for the dumz.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (lwiT4)

21 >>>Who is MacDougal?


she was the playboy bunny or whatever Trump had some kind of a fling with.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (PbpT7)

22 MacDougal was smoking hot. Her story would have probably helped Trump.

Either way, this is ridiculous as a campaign finance thing. Unless he used campaign funds for any of this it's meaningless.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (oRu+u)

23 1 Well, well, well. Over/under on Articles of Impeachment? I'm going with March.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 12, 2018 05:44 PM (qUh6B)

January

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (xJa6I)

24
AMI did this. Where does the 'in coordination with Trump' come in? Any evidence of that?

AMI gets a non prosecution agreement if they implicate Trump in coordination?

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (hrcfq)

25
11 This business will get out of control. It will get out of control, and we'll be lucky to live through it.
Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 05:57 PM (fD23g)

You mean The Left will be lucky to live through it, right?

Posted by: clutch at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (JPC1r)

26 don't pay attention to almost any of this BS... what are we talking about"

Well, see, there's this thing, and...

What?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (6qErC)

27


Well, well, well. Over/under on Articles of Impeachment? I'm going with March.


I'd give them about three nanoseconds after the new Congress gets sworn in.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (HaL55)

28 Wait, wut? Is this saying that The National Enquirer paid someone $150K so that the Enquierer would NOT publish her story? huh? They typically pay FOR stories to come out, not suppress them.

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:01 PM (786Ro)

29 The reason I say March, is that is when Cohen actually goes to jail, and Lanny Davis promised at the same time as this was happening that Cohen will both sing and compose for Herr Mueller right up until then.

So they'll pair whatever fairy story he tells with this Pecker's "testimony" to go after some kind of campaign finance basis for impeachment.

So for now: I'm setting my watch for mid-to-late March.

It's about to get sporty.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 12, 2018 06:01 PM (qUh6B)

30 >>>20 So - they are saying Trump gave a newspaper $150,000 not to publish a story about a woman?

Sorry for the dumz.

...

they're not saying Trump gave them the money, though they surely suspect that.

But they are claiming that this was done with trump in order to affect an election, and that any in-kind expenditures to affect an election must be disclosed in campaign finance filings, and since Trump didn't acknoweldge he was paying off his (maybe) blackmailer, then he violated fed elex finance law.

You know, kind of like lying about what you gave millions of dollars to Perkins-Coie for on your disclosure forms.

But that's not something worth prosecuting Because We Said So.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:01 PM (PbpT7)

31 How did Cohen direct AMI to do his bidding?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 06:01 PM (PUmDY)

32 Eh. All right. This shit usually is handled with a fine -- remember, Hillary Clinton deliberately misrepresented the reasons for her payments to Perkins-Coie as "legal services" when a substantial amount of that money went to oppo research, specifically "The Doisser" -- and no one's even talking about a fine for that, but I guess suddenly we're taking this all very seriously.

Barky made a total mockery of any and all "campaign finance law". He's just lucky that the treasonous loser he was running against had no interest in campaign finance shit ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:01 PM (oRu+u)

33 AMI did this. Where does the 'in coordination with Trump' come in? Any evidence of that?"

Evidence? Evidence? We don't need no stinking evidence!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 06:01 PM (6qErC)

34 >>Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon...Manny Mota...Mota...Mota


Ha - You win the Flatland Internets!

Posted by: garrett at December 12, 2018 06:02 PM (uGgbX)

35 I'd give them about three nanoseconds after the new Congress gets sworn in.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (HaL55)

The way he embarrassed Nan yesterday, I'm sure she's ready.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2018 06:02 PM (cxHbL)

36 They typically pay FOR stories to come out, not suppress them.
Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:01 PM (786Ro)

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IOW, "catch-and-kill," or when a news org buys rights to a story that, for whatever reason, they don't want published.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 12, 2018 06:02 PM (qUh6B)

37 Thanks ace.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:02 PM (lwiT4)

38 >>>AMI did this. Where does the 'in coordination with Trump' come in? Any evidence of that?

AMI's word. They may have emails or the like. That's not mentioned in the press release but if this DID happen there would be emails, notes, etc.

If there is not such contemporaneous documentary evidence... well. That's weak.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:02 PM (PbpT7)

39 How did Cohen direct AMI to do his bidding?"

Magick.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 06:03 PM (6qErC)

40 >>Well, well, well. Over/under on Articles of Impeachment? I'm going with March.


Nancy is going to pull that giant gavel out of her dusty old cooter on Day 1.

Posted by: garrett at December 12, 2018 06:03 PM (uGgbX)

41

Evidence? Evidence? We don't need no stinking evidence!


Or the truth.

What is truth, anyway?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:03 PM (HaL55)

42 Sorry, still dumb over here too. Trump paid the Enquirer to pay McDougle?

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:03 PM (786Ro)

43 I liked the US attorneys that suppressed exculpatory evidence in their very intentionally public witchhunt of Ted Stevens during his last Senate campaign. Nothing happened to any of them after they found "guilty as shit" by the court. What they did makes campaign finance crap look like kids' play.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:04 PM (oRu+u)

44 >>>26 don't pay attention to almost any of this BS... what are we talking about"

Well, see, there's this thing, and...

...

I usually ignore the bullshit chatter, taking the position that I will not talk up these speculations for months on end, but will only report on actual allegations.

However, this is now a bona-fide allegation. It's all kind of bullshit, but it is an allegation.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:04 PM (PbpT7)

45 PDT will brush this off too. It's all sound and fury.

Posted by: freaked at December 12, 2018 06:04 PM (UdKB7)

46 So cohen is being jailed for NOT backing AMI's story, I gather.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:04 PM (PbpT7)

47 They may have emails or the like. "

Which would've been plastered across the media over the past three years.

They ain't got shiite

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 06:04 PM (6qErC)

48 And this is National Enquirer-related?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:04 PM (lwiT4)

49 > Barky made a total mockery of any and all "campaign finance law".

Hey, that's racist against mock Americans. Like me.

Posted by: Doodad Pro at December 12, 2018 06:04 PM (YLHN9)

50 If I'm Trump, I have a news conference tomorrow at which I answer no questions but hand out copies of a file containing all the Congresscritters that paid off a woman from the secret sexual harassment slush fund.

Posted by: Bert G at December 12, 2018 06:05 PM (OMsf+)

51 > Nothing happened to any of them after they found "guilty as shit" by the court.

That "qualified immunity" bullshit needs to go away.

Posted by: Doodad Pro at December 12, 2018 06:05 PM (YLHN9)

52 I wish I could even work up a 'you gotta be shitting me.'

Posted by: the dandy at December 12, 2018 06:05 PM (bR08X)

53 Recall Schlichter's commandment: buy guns and ammo.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 06:05 PM (ZfRYq)

54

The way he embarrassed Nan yesterday, I'm sure she's ready.

She does that herself every time she bleats anyhow.

Maybe that should've been spelled "Nan-oseconds." Measured in micro-Kohns. Or Bozons.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:05 PM (HaL55)

55 I like the way you think, Bert G.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:06 PM (lwiT4)

56 27


Well, well, well. Over/under on Articles of Impeachment? I'm going with March.

I'd give them about three nanoseconds after the new Congress gets sworn in.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 05:59 PM (HaL55)

Pretty much. As soon as that Dem majority gets sworn in, off to the races.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:06 PM (NWiLs)

57 You know what would make a great anti-trust settlement? Having GOOG give 1 share per month to every American citizen until they convince the DOJ they have a full election cycle of being unbiased, to the satisfaction of the GEOTUS . Would accomplish anti-trust objectives, and stimulus!

Posted by: Rather Not at December 12, 2018 06:06 PM (oPogG)

58 MacDougal was on ET or some gossip show recently talking about how much in love she was with Trump. They also showed her house in AZ, talked about her love of animals, how healthy she is, etc.

Someone's paying her big time.

Posted by: Cheri at December 12, 2018 06:06 PM (G+Wff)

59 So cohen is being jailed for NOT backing AMI's story, I gather."

Yep. They got nothing.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 06:06 PM (6qErC)

60 Okay I'll play... So paying off bimbos is a crime but paying off Russians and British/Australian intelligence for made up dirt isn't?

Posted by: It's me donna at December 12, 2018 06:07 PM (O2RFr)

61 Cohen has nothing, or else he'd be getting immunity.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 06:07 PM (ZfRYq)

62 Trump is not getting impeached.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 06:07 PM (/tuJf)

63 Wouldn't the Enquirer make more than $150,000 if they DID publish this story?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:07 PM (lwiT4)

64 Bert G - great idea! Then unseal and release all documents and let the good times roll.

Posted by: Cheri at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (G+Wff)

65 'The way he embarrassed Nan yesterday'

I won't be surprised one bit when the insane lefty nitwits make that doddering dingbat Speaker again.

Posted by: freaked at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (UdKB7)

66
Vaguely worded emails about how bad this is going to reflect on the candidate if it goes public clearly means
call in the double naught wet-work agents that the secretary will disavow any knowledge of their existence.



Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (hrcfq)

67 Open a Federal Investigation on ANY possible PERSONAL criminal exposure of every single employee at SDNY.
And their fucking families.

Witchhunts to Eternity, baby.



Lets Do This!



Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (LL1Be)

68 So allegedly paying off bimbos is a crime "

FIFY

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (6qErC)

69 60 Okay I'll play... So paying off bimbos is a crime but paying off Russians and British/Australian intelligence for made up dirt isn't?
Posted by: It's me donna at December 12, 2018 06:07 PM (O2RFr)

It's different when Democrats do it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (xJa6I)

70 Trump is not getting impeached.

Well he most likely is in the House.. I doubt there are enough Rino votes in the Senate though

Posted by: It's me donna at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (O2RFr)

71 Legal experts have already said that the corrupt NY prosecutors do not have shit. Yes Trump paid off the lying scrunt to keep her mouth shut. But this is not a campaign violation and not against the law.


This is just more Democrat grandstanding by a bunch of lying assholes.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (mpXpK)

72 > Trump is not getting impeached.

He might get impeached, but he won't be removed from office by the Senate.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (YLHN9)

73 >>>61 Cohen has nothing, or else he'd be getting immunity.


see update: I find it curious that Cohen did not back up AMI's story.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:09 PM (PbpT7)

74 Trump is not getting impeached."

Agreed.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 06:09 PM (6qErC)

75 > I won't be surprised one bit when the insane lefty nitwits make that doddering dingbat Speaker again.

Better her than Communist Barbie.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2018 06:09 PM (YLHN9)

76 OK, its hardball time.

Who approached who about paying off the 'Hush' money.

If Cohen approached the Women, that's one thing..

If the Women approached Cohen, its blackmail, plain and clear.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:09 PM (NgKpN)

77 Trump will be impeached. Just need a majority in the House.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 06:10 PM (ZfRYq)

78 58 MacDougal was on ET or some gossip show recently talking about how much in love she was with Trump. They also showed her house in AZ, talked about her love of animals, how healthy she is, etc.

Someone's paying her big time.
Posted by: Cheri at December 12, 2018 06:06 PM (G+Wff)

Stormy Daniels didn't work, but this wench is a sure thing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 06:10 PM (xJa6I)

79

Open a Federal Investigation on ANY possible PERSONAL criminal exposure of every single employee at SDNY.
And their fucking families.

Witchhunts to Eternity, baby.



Lets Do This!


Maybe this is what PDT's been waiting for. He's been watching these corrupt AF Progs for a long time because he's thought about running for preezy before.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:10 PM (HaL55)

80 I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:10 PM (lwiT4)

81 What is truth, anyway?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
--------

Whatever I say it is.

Posted by: Big Brother at December 12, 2018 06:11 PM (2qPhT)

82 74 Trump is not getting impeached."

Agreed.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 12, 2018 06:09 PM (6qErC)

Concur, this is a political hit using Government resources... not a Legal case per se.

but they will use this as an 'Orange Man Bad' thing so they can continue to investigate everything about him, and anyone who supports him... already heard that talking point a couple of times today.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:11 PM (NgKpN)

83 80 I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.

Wouldn't surprise me

Posted by: It's me donna at December 12, 2018 06:11 PM (O2RFr)

84 Is there not a court rule against making this kind of allegation?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 06:12 PM (PUmDY)

85 I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.
Posted by: grammie winger
-------

He's a lot stronger than anyone imagined.

Posted by: Big Brother at December 12, 2018 06:12 PM (2qPhT)

86 >>He might get impeached, but he won't be removed from office by the Senate.


He won't get impeached. Not unless there is one hell of a lot more than this crap.

We are not going from potential treasons actions with Russia to paying off a couple bimbos justifying impeachment.

Maybe some peach mints but no impeachment.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 06:12 PM (/tuJf)

87 Is there not a court rule against making this kind of allegation?

Not if you have an R after your name

Posted by: It's me donna at December 12, 2018 06:12 PM (O2RFr)

88 He might get impeached, but he won't be removed from office by the Senate. 

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (YLHN9)

He hasn't gone through all this bullshit just to get Caesared. That I can guarantee.

Honestly, at this point I really don't care if he attaints Zuckerberg, Soros, and the Clintons before seizing their property for his personal use. It's time they learned how this game is played.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (qqEFK)

89 Point being if the NY AG can come up with anything plausible there isn't anything President Trump can do to stop it.

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (/rm4P)

90 We already did this with Edwards. Jury said payments to the Baby Mama by a 3rd party to shut her up wasn't a crime. So how can this even be a thing?

I kid, I kid. Fascism has gripped the nation. Where it takes us nobody knows.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (PvCxa)

91 What a nothinburger.

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (BXMxN)

92 He might get impeached, but he won't be removed from office by the Senate.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2018 06:08 PM (YLHN9)


You will be stunned at how many Republicans turn on him, when push comes to shove.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (pNXT2)

93 He's a lot stronger than anyone imagined.
Posted by: Big Brother
-----------

We should all be hand-writing letters of support...every day.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (2qPhT)

94 If Trump pays the caravan $50k each to leave, is that a campaign violation?

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (786Ro)

95 I updated the beginning of the post to explain all the background I should have explained originally.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:14 PM (PbpT7)

96 En fuego!

Posted by: That Guy who shouts "En fuego!" at December 12, 2018 06:14 PM (ctuyM)

97 > I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.

Nah. While you or I might get tired of this crap after a while (I know I would), I get the sense that Trump actually thrives on it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2018 06:14 PM (YLHN9)

98 I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.

--

Difficult to know, but he seems to be more like a bull in a china shop; walk carefully, until you try to corner him, then breaks stuff.

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 06:14 PM (hrcfq)

99 4
Told ya nood would be here shortly

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 05:55 PM (/rm4P)
Oh, man, you DID! And you were CORRECT!
Got any stock tips?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:15 PM (UsCnO)

100 my thought of the day:

you remember how Comey said that even if Hillary did all these things that were technically bad, it wasn't a real case because she lacked intent?

Dems will try to impeach Trump by claiming that although he might not have done anything illegal, he had the intent of doing something legal even if it had been illegal.
we all know the Dems will start the impeachment proceedings as soon as they've gotten their new name placed installed.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 06:15 PM (ZqRa6)

101 Nothing burger

Posted by: Jonah at December 12, 2018 06:15 PM (HrSJb)

102
Sometimes you read of something that happened in the past, whether 20, 30, even 100 years ago and you have to put it in context. Five dollars 100 years ago is a helluva lot different then five dollars today. So I have a website 'pinned' on my computer to give me an inflation adjusted number. Smart, right?

You also have to make a mental adjustment for someone worth -- what a billion plus? Adjust downward. What the hell is $150,000 to him? Five dollars to you or I. It shuts the bimbo up. She gets to vent her story, perhaps some elements of it have some truth as in 'Dr. Ford'. Who needs the hassle or embarrassment for five dollars? He knows it's a shakedown and is willing to payoff the extortionist. Victimless crime, perhaps.

I'd rather the extortionist went to jail, but that doesn't seem to be possible in contemporary American society. Every woman MUST be believed. Whoreshit.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 06:15 PM (jYje5)

103 'I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President. '

Heck no he's waited all his life for this. He's not going to fold like some GOP weenie.

Posted by: freaked at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (UdKB7)

104
You will be stunned at how many Republicans turn on him, when push comes to shove.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (pNXT2)

And they in turn will be surprised that the term "bulletproof" only applies to their figurative status in a corrupt government.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (qqEFK)

105 > Honestly, at this point I really don't care if he attaints Zuckerberg, Soros, and the Clintons before seizing their property for his personal use.

Yes. If the commies do manage to completely destroy the rule of law, they may be surprised by how that works out for them.

(sound of helicopters starting up in the distance)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (YLHN9)

106 89
Point being if the NY AG can come up with anything plausible there isn't anything President Trump can do to stop it.

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (/rm4P)

He can sue the living dogshit out of them and file endless ethics complains. The problem is that NY has become some a corrupt wasteland that he would have to sue in a better State.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (mpXpK)

107 How is this different than the congressional slush fund? I think that might need a full airing and analysis.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (wMHPW)

108 When I grabbed MacDougal by the pussy I told her: "Call me after you've had a close shave".

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (HgMAr)

109 but they will use this as an 'Orange Man Bad' thing so they can continue to investigate everything about him, and anyone who supports him... already heard that talking point a couple of times today.
Posted by: Don Q.
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It's raw meat for the popular media to fill the airways with seeming Trump Bad crap. All in anticipation of 2020. It's the Nixon model.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (w54mS)

110 I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.
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They thought they were going to win. This was the setup to attack him after his loss to stop outsiders from ever daring to run again even had he lost.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (Evws/)

111 >>>101 Nothing burger

it's not NOTHING, I don't think. THis is the first thing that can arguably be called illegal, if all facts are proven, in this eternal dragnet and witchhunt.

Before this, there really was, literally, NOTHING.

So this is a thing.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:17 PM (PbpT7)

112
You will be stunned at how many Republicans turn on him, when push comes to shove.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (pNXT2)

You will be stunned at how many Citizens turn on the Republicans and all of Congress, when push comes to shove.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:17 PM (UsCnO)

113 Trump is not getting impeached.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 06:07 PM (/tuJf)

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I'm not ready to bet on conviction - not yet, by a long shot - unless something big happens.

But I can't see a way for the Dems to NOT draft Articles. They ran on basically nothing else, and unlike Republicans, Democrats tend to follow through on their agenda relentlessly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 12, 2018 06:17 PM (qUh6B)

114 How is this different than the congressional slush fund? I think that might need a full airing and analysis.
Posted by: LASue
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Bwahahahahahahah

You don't understand how this works.

Posted by: The MSM at December 12, 2018 06:17 PM (w54mS)

115

I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.

There may be those days, but I'll wager there aren't many of them. He looks to me like he's having the time of his life.
I bet he knows where a lot of bodies are buried, too. It's like the guards in The Green Mile when they have Percy in the straitjacket after they take the gag out of his mouth, "Do you think we don't know people, too?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:18 PM (HaL55)

116 You know, I'm now kind of hoping that the Dems are stupid enough to go through with impeachment. I have the strong feeling that the whole thing will blow up in their faces the way Clinton's impeachment did for the Republicans. Not only will they really piss off a large segment of the country, it will also have the air of Failure Theater for their base, as they will have to peel off 20 R votes in the Senate in order to get a conviction. That looks insurmountable to me.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 06:18 PM (tfbws)

117 >>I wonder if there are days when Trump wishes he had not gotten himself elected President.

He's the Master of the Universe and he's having a ball.

Shit, he's happier when he's fighting than any other time. He lives for this.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 06:18 PM (/tuJf)

118 > All in anticipation of 2020. It's the Nixon model.

And then Nixon beat McGovern, 520 electoral votes to 17.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2018 06:18 PM (YLHN9)

119 In order for even the new House to impeach, they need a good political reason for taking said action. They don't have one at this time.

If they move forward with some bullshit, made up "High Crime or Misdemeanor", it dies in the Senate and the Dems can kiss the House goodbye in 2020

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 06:18 PM (ffYR/)

120

Evidently Ace forgot about the new rules on "Whataboutism."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:19 PM (/OSN/)

121 Previously, we could say that not a single illegal act had been alleged.

Now one has been alleged. Though it's a weak one. And again, candidates violate finance rules all the time. THEY JUST ARE FINED.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 06:19 PM (PbpT7)

122 Let's give credit where it's due, Karen McDougal is really hot. Well done Donald.

Posted by: Trich at December 12, 2018 06:19 PM (7wCmd)

123 So in 2008, political journalists covering John Edwards suppressed his affair with Rielle Hunter despite them all knowing about it. Then it was exposed, by the National Enquirer, along with Edwards actively soliciting donors for $1M to keep the affair quiet.
He was actually tried for campaign finance violations and it led to a mistrial when the jury deadlocked. Obama's DOJ (surprise!) refused to try him again.
..."We are grateful that the Justice Department, after hearing from the
jury, has dismissed the remaining charges in this case. As we stated in
our motions and arguments in court, the novel theory of campaign law
violations charged by the Justice Department is not a crime," Lowell
said in a statement.

Edwards was accused of soliciting nearly $1 million from two wealthy
donors from 2007 to 2008 and using that money to cover up his affair
with Rielle Hunter while running for president.

His defense team argued that the money was solicited by a rogue aide,
Andrew Young, who pocketed most of the proceeds for himself and that the
cover up was intended only to keep the affair a secret from Edwards'
wife Elizabeth and not to further his political career.

...
So to sum, journalists made in-kind contributions by suppressing the story, Edwards used actual campaign funds to cover it up, the defense argued that was absurd notion of campaign finance law and was successful arguing that to a jury.
But that's none of my business.

Posted by: the dandy at December 12, 2018 06:19 PM (bR08X)

124 Bucktooth DJT Jr (Large Adult Son-1) is sweating hard right now. Smells like fear, Drakkar Noir, and tostitos.

Posted by: Tariff Pikachu at December 12, 2018 06:20 PM (bFOlv)

125 118 Yeah but than they beat Nixon by other means,got control of the house and millions of people died because of it.Tens of millions.

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:20 PM (BXMxN)

126 This won't add more time to Cohen's jail sentence, right?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 06:20 PM (WuwRv)

127 we all know the Dems will start the impeachment proceedings as soon as they've gotten their new name placed installed.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 06:15 PM (ZqRa6)


Yes, they will. And the very fact that the proceedings are active will be enough to convince the Susan Collins wing of the GOP.

I'm gonna' go count votes again.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (pNXT2)

128 So we have a troll

Posted by: It's me donna at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (O2RFr)

129

What's illegal about it?

Since when does a media firm obligated, by law, to publish anything?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (/OSN/)

130 Ace, don't you think Cohen would have admitted this if there was proof?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (PUmDY)

131 " I have the strong feeling that the whole thing will blow up in their
faces the way Clinton's impeachment did for the Republicans"

But with a different order of magnitude. The Clinton impeachment wasn't the culmination of years of lawlessness and BS charges stemming from illegal domestic spying, coinciding with a years-long campaign to label poltical foes nazis. To say people are pissed is an understatement.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (eAshZ)

132 Another Rosenstein hit. When he forced the SDNY USA to recuse, he probably had this plan cooked up then.

Posted by: Ever at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (1Zh0U)

133 Our Winona loving friend is here.Hello cunt.

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (BXMxN)

134 104


You will be stunned at how many Republicans turn on him, when push comes to shove.



Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (pNXT2)



And they in turn will be surprised that the term "bulletproof" only applies to their figurative status in a corrupt government.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 06:16 PM (qqEFK)

Yeah, that is about as close as we can get and still not be banned.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (UsCnO)

135 That press release is very confusing as to who did what.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 06:22 PM (WuwRv)

136 This won't add more time to Cohen's jail sentence, right?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 06:20 PM (WuwRv)

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It'll subtract time. Mueller wants corroboration, Davis says that he will have full cooperation from Cohen until he starts his sentence.

The implication is clear to me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 12, 2018 06:22 PM (qUh6B)

137 And yet not one decent criminal investigation of the Clinton Crime Family.

Where's Huber?

Posted by: MAGA at December 12, 2018 06:22 PM (Gw964)

138

They thought they were going to win. This was the setup to attack him
after his loss to stop outsiders from ever daring to run again even had
he lost.
*ahem*https://gab.com/BackwardsBoy/posts/26570167

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:22 PM (HaL55)

139
Posted by: Tariff Pikachu

The walls are tightening, Dunce.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:22 PM (/OSN/)

140 The Dems will go ahead and try to impeach Trump on anything they can come up with. They will think it's a winning issue for them, because, after all, the MSM will be happy to tell us that the impeachment practically proves Trump is guilty of something that the Repubs in the Senate refused to recognize.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 12, 2018 06:22 PM (ZqRa6)

141 Colander face masks for $4.99 at Walmart!

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (qP50E)

142 We already did this with Edwards. Jury said payments to the Baby Mama by a 3rd party to shut her up wasn't a crime. So how can this even be a thing?

I kid, I kid. Fascism has gripped the nation. Where it takes us nobody knows.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at December 12, 2018 06:13 PM (PvCxa)


The thing with Edwards is that even though he was worth tens of millions, those payments were made by the campaign, itself, not him, personally.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (oRu+u)

143

Pixy's hamsters keep rejecting my posts for "long strings of text." WTF? Anyway, please to be doing the clicking...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (HaL55)

144 Disease carried by pigs?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (PUmDY)

145 Which makes me doubt AMI's story -- Cohen does not seem like the kind of guy who would go to jail if he could just tell the US attorney what he wants to hear.


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Which probably means Cohen knows Trump has exculpatory information.

Posted by: MAGA at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (Gw964)

146 It's rather confusing but are they alleging Trump paid the $150,000 from campaign money or his own?

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (a0IVu)

147 141 Colander face masks for $4.99 at Walmart!
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (qP50E)

The poseurs will have theirs from Williams Sonoma.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (NWiLs)

148 Colander face masks for $4.99 at Walmart!
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (qP50E)


I really don't understand why they don't market a Face Colander / Chaps Ensemble.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (pNXT2)

149 What's interesting in all this is that President Trump's womanizing was well known before the election and yet, somehow, this is the crime of the century?

Candidate then President Trump has been hounded mercilessly for over 3 years now and it shows no signs of abating.

President Trump is a pretty much a proxy for normal Americans. Horrifying to see the hatred for the average American projected on to one man.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (qC1Sy)

150 Rush made a good point today about Obama offering to pay Jeremiah Wright $250,000 -- by Wright's own admission -- to keep quiet during his campaign. Wonder when DogEater gets accused of this.

Posted by: ShainS -- #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (wEvS2)

151 Is the SDNY maintaining that Cohen was a part of the Trump campaign? Or is AMI saying they coordinated with someone else?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (WuwRv)

152 Previously, we could say that not a single illegal act had been alleged.

Now one has been alleged. Though it's a weak one. And again, candidates violate finance rules all the time. THEY JUST ARE FINED.

Posted by: ace
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"There's an ongoing criminal investigation!"

Posted by: Uttered by every Dem/MSM talking head at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (HTHlp)

153 http://bit.ly/2zX4kJg
******
Oversight of Nonprofit Organizations: A Case Study on the Clinton Foundation - United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
++++++++++
http://bit.ly/2zYBzvF
******
Clinton Whistleblowers: Thursday's Public Hearing to Reveal "Explosive" Information - Sara A. Carter

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (BqBId)

154 To say people are pissed is an understatement.
Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 12, 2018 06:21 PM (eAshZ)
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Fingers crossed on that one, Lurker. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (tfbws)

155
And this is the National Enquirer we're talking about?

The wacky alien-baby rumor-mill publication found in supermarkets?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (/OSN/)

156 Colander face masks for $4.99 at Walmart!

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM


Neon yellow vests $6.69 on Amazon. Buy one size larger for rioting protesting during winter months.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (jYje5)

157 That press release is very confusing
--
deliberately so.

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (hrcfq)

158 Wonder when DogEater gets accused of this.
Posted by: ShainS -- #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (wEvS2)



Huber's on it. These things take TIME, dude.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (pNXT2)

159 For the sake of argument, how would you propose to "split" such a thing?

- An "algorithm" and a database (+ crawler):

How would you split these things? You cannot.
Would you nationalize a database and provide all ventures equal access?

- A customer base:

How could this be split as all searches are not equal, unlike phone calls or 110V outlets.

- One might say:

Let us enforce that "algorithms" only reference numbers, search terms and known synonyms, but not ... say "categories".
This seems both impractical, limiting in inovation, and unenforceable (on which machines shall these run and who will check them when?)


... what is the proposal at the denoument of the "argument" ?

Posted by: IndulgeMe ? at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (s+l/S)

160 149 What's interesting in all this is that President Trump's womanizing was well known before the election and yet, somehow, this is the crime of the century?

Exactly. And don't forget the NBC Pussy tape release right before the election

Posted by: It's me donna at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (O2RFr)

161 155
And this is the National Enquirer we're talking about?

The wacky alien-baby rumor-mill publication found in supermarkets?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (/OSN/)

You're thinking of Weekly World News.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (NWiLs)

162 I doubt if the commies can even get a majority in the House next year to vote for impeachment. And even if they did the Senate could not come close to conviction with a 2/3 majority vote. Even Scottish law would not be needed here.



And in doing all this shit the public outside of Whoreywood and NY would be outraged.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (mpXpK)

163 Crime of the century!
Jonah Goldberg

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (BXMxN)

164 "There's an ongoing criminal investigation!"

Posted by: Uttered by every Dem/MSM talking head at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (HTHlp)
..........

The walls are closing in.

Posted by: wth at December 12, 2018 06:26 PM (HgMAr)

165 You're thinking of Weekly World News.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (NWiLs)

Lol..love their headlines 'woman impregnated by aliens'!!

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 06:26 PM (a0IVu)

166 It's rather confusing but are they alleging Trump paid the $150,000 from campaign money or his own?

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 06:23 PM (a0IVu)


They're claiming that it doesn't matter where the payment came from but that it's an 'unreported campaign expense' since the intention was to [not] affect the campaign. Of course, anything anyone does who eventually runs for an office can be considered a "campaign expense" in such a crazy sort of world.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:26 PM (oRu+u)

167 It's rather confusing but are they alleging Trump paid the $150,000 from campaign money or his own?


Honestly, I think they are saying that the National Inquirer paid the bunny $150k extra to not talk about the story they already bought the exclusive rights to.

or something. the Press release is pretty minimal on specifics.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 06:26 PM (WuwRv)

168 That Trump cheated on his wives and was a pussy hound was well known and the electorate shrugged.

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:26 PM (BXMxN)

169 163 Crime of the century!
Jonah Goldberg
Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (BXMxN)

Shipping bazillions of dollars to Iran to go straight to Hezbollah was the fucking crime of the century.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:26 PM (NWiLs)

170 124
Bucktooth DJT Jr (Large Adult Son-1) is sweating hard right now. Smells like fear, Drakkar Noir, and tostitos.

Posted by: Tariff Pikachu at December 12, 2018 06:20 PM (bFOlv)

Since the election is over and Soros has temporarily stopped making checks good to these trolls, the new pay is a roll of tokens for the stripper booths at the Adult Show.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:27 PM (UsCnO)

171
Wait, are we supposed to be taking the National Enquirer seriously, now?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:27 PM (/OSN/)

172 165 You're thinking of Weekly World News.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (NWiLs)

Lol..love their headlines 'woman impregnated by aliens'!!
Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 06:26 PM (a0IVu)

"Gives birth to two-headed Elvis clone!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:27 PM (NWiLs)

173 the electorate shrugged

*begins penning sequel*

Posted by: zombie Ayn Rand at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (htqvb)

174 Another thing - could be they are trying to erode the evangelical support for Trump. I don't know how effective that would be. This stuff is already pretty much baked into the cake. However - drip. drip. drip.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (lwiT4)

175 I'd take the National Enquirer more seriously than the NYT.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (NWiLs)

176 Ace, don't you think Cohen would have admitted this if there was proof?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie
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'Proof'?

You crack me up. It is only the accusation that matters. The corrupt DoJ/media handle it from that point forward.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (4bd7D)

177 Save me, Bat Boy!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (WuwRv)

178 171
Wait, are we supposed to be taking the National Enquirer seriously, now?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:27 PM (/OSN/)

Well, they did get the silky pony mistress love child scoop didn't they?

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (a0IVu)

179 Since the election is over and Soros has temporarily stopped making checks good to these trolls, the new pay is a roll of tokens for the stripper booths at the Adult Show.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:27 PM (UsCnO)

He should at least spring for some mouthwash.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (cxHbL)

180

Crime of the century!

Jonah Goldberg


Meh, Supertramp's album was a lot better.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (HaL55)

181 why hasn't Berman been unrecused?

Posted by: Avi at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (kSq2k)

182 Its helpful for Trump that he paid others hush money before the election, which I believe was true. Supports different intent

It may also be true that Stormy and McDougal put out their hands after Trump announced, in which case its blackmail

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (1wmRv)

183 bunch of b.s.

Posted by: was a niner fan, but not anymore at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (LG/rj)

184
It seems the SDNY wants us to believe the Trump campaign COLLUDED with the National Enquirer to pay for Macdougal's story and then sit on it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (/OSN/)

185 I'm going to call Don Jr being indicted on or about Christmas.

Articles of impeachment being passed somewhere in the Summer Fall of 2019 and a trial in the Senate beginning just in time for campaign season 2020.

We've been watching this slow motion train wreck for the last two years and we all know the glide path.

I believe the vote to convict in the Senate will be close.

I imagine a scenario where Mitt fucking Romney or Ben Sasses casting the deciding vote with a Ceasarean thumbs down.



Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (qxq6t)

186 What was the crime?
Because I still have no clue what the crime is.

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (qN9G0)

187 121 Previously, we could say that not a single illegal act had been alleged.

Now one has been alleged. Though it's a weak one. And again, candidates violate finance rules all the time. THEY JUST ARE FINED.

====

it is weak, fines are usually the outcome

BUT the incoming House Judiciary Chair says this is impeachable.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (7J5t2)

188 Another thing - could be they are trying to erode the evangelical support for Trump. I don't know how effective that would be. This stuff is already pretty much baked into the cake. However - drip. drip. drip.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (lwiT4)

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IMO, the Evangelicals that voted for him last time would not abandon him over this. They knew, more or less, what they were getting.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (ffYR/)

189 174 Another thing - could be they are trying to erode the evangelical support for Trump. I don't know how effective that would be. This stuff is already pretty much baked into the cake. However - drip. drip. drip.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (lwiT4)

Maybe. But like I've said before, everything they know about evangelicals they learned from Law & Order SVU and the Lifetime Channel.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (NWiLs)

190 Trump is not getting impeached.
Posted by: JackStraw

Oh really? Sez you?

Your batting average about being right about things ain't been so hot lately, sparky.

I say he gets impeached but the Senate will not convict.

It will be nasty and ugly and brutish, but not short.

Politics in this country are going to get a whole lot uglier by 2020.

I also predict at least 3 political assassination attempts on various people between now and Nov. 2020. Democrats and Republicans.

And yes, we will be lucky to live through this.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (S6Pax)

191 Impeachment or not, the Democrats can't possibly think this would be enough to force Trump from office--unless, of course, quisling Republican senators use lowball shit like this as cover to vote against the President.

Do such turncoat GOP senators exist? You bet. Would they vote against a Republican president over such a flimsy pretext? Some of them have been waiting for this opportunity. How do they suppose the President's supporters would react to such a betrayal? Do they even care?

So yeah: interesting times.

Posted by: troyriser at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (1JpTT)

192 Because I still have no clue what the crime is.


Not being in The Club.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (lwiT4)

193 What was the crime?
Because I still have no clue what the crime is.

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (qN9G0)


Unreported campaign expenditure. Literally. Seriously.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (oRu+u)

194 Wait, are we supposed to be taking the National Enquirer seriously, now?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:27 PM (/OSN/)
.........

Well, I hope so.

Posted by: Bat Boy at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (HgMAr)

195 If the law requires proof that helping the campaign was either the sole or the primary motivation, this is BS and the case should crumble faster than the case against Edwards.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (wMHPW)

196 why hasn't Berman been unrecused?

Posted by: Avi at December 12, 2018 06:29 PM (kSq2k)

HE COULD GO ALL THE WAY.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (cxHbL)

197 While we're on the subject, don't forget that back in during the 2008 the LA Times suppressed its tape of Obama at a party in 2003 for Rashid Khalidi, buddy of Yasser Arafat. You know, since we're now very concerned about using funds to conceal information that might be damaging to a candidate.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (/dUaV)

198 Cohen will hopefully learn that a Cohen NEVER trusts a Muller
NEVER EVER

Posted by: Avi at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (kSq2k)

199 Evangelicals? Like Jerry Falwell Jr banging the pool boy in a reverse Paolo? Ha!! Cuck indeed!

Posted by: Tariff Pikachu at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (bFOlv)

200 Eric Ericsson was saying other day on local radio how the silence of PDT's supporters was damning. He is a turd.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (PUmDY)

201
It's entirely possible the National Enquirer types sat down with this woman and decided her story was hysterical -- in the historical sense of the word. In other words -- in the 'hell hath no fury' like a woman who can't bag a billionaire category.

But they're dashing to the exits without even presenting a defense of their decision not to publish. Some friends.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (jYje5)

202 192 Because I still have no clue what the crime is.


Not being in The Club.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (lwiT4)

You and me both.

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (a0IVu)

203 Ted Cruz is Bat Boy!

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (BXMxN)

204 'Proof'?

You crack me up. It is only the accusation that matters. The corrupt DoJ/media handle it from that point forward.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (4bd7D)

Yup, either admit to this lie, the one we dictate to you, or you go to jail for something that shouldn't even be a crime.

Submit, or we will investigate you forever, with the full Power of the Federal Government.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (NgKpN)

205 Unreported campaign expenditure. Literally. Seriously.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (oRu+u)
........

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

Posted by: wth at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (HgMAr)

206 All trolls are Average Joe, who sucks cocks by choice.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (NWiLs)

207 Time to go to war.
Declare sanctuary cities in violation of federal law and arrest every mayor and council member, start the Wall immediately and release the FISA documents. Just a start.

Posted by: Jmel at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (OeWgo)

208 and it's kind of murky.

the law says anything to influence an election is a contribution that must be reported. fine.

but was does influence mean?

it has to have a legal definition or else any personal funds is an influence and needs to be reported or else fines/jail/impeachment

(and note the law is pretty lenient about fines)

and there are exceptions

BUT there has to be, like San Backer says, exceptions and things that don't count.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (7J5t2)

209 But Clinton's 'Bimbo Eruptions' are nothing

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (famYS)

210 Civil War? Ha!

The Deep State leans back in its chair, tilts back its head and laughs loudly and obnoxiously at your empty threats.

We control the guys with the badges and the guns. We control the guys with the keys to the prison cells. We monitor and control all communications, transportation and financial transactions. The mainstream media is our mouthpiece.

Think you can elude us? We knew Jason Bourne. Jason Bourne was an employee of ours. And you ain't no Jason Bourne.

Posted by: The Deep State at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (DuAZ5)

211 everything they know about evangelicals they learned from Law Order SVU and the Lifetime Channel.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (NWiLs)



They need to get out more. I'm practically normal.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (lwiT4)

212 The wacky alien-baby rumor-mill publication found in supermarkets?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


Hey! More people watch "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel (yuck! yuck Yuck!) than watch CNN.

Am I making this up?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (S6Pax)

213 Didn't Trump spend a hundred million of his OWN money on the campaign?


And isn't the law on paying off bimbos to protect your reputation completely legal?


I thought so.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:33 PM (UsCnO)

214
That's the big whoop here:

SDNY says National Enquirer admitted to paying off Macdougal, and then sitting on her exclusive story...but SDNY is *implying* that the payment and scheme was coordianated with the Trump campaign -- thus being a campaign crime?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:33 PM (/OSN/)

215 when are the snows coming?

Posted by: concrete girl at December 12, 2018 06:33 PM (LG/rj)

216 Trump needs to step up his game, and start Clintoning some of these people.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 06:33 PM (dfFWw)

217 the bigger issue is of course:

WAR

and if it's war, then trump should fire the rest of SDNY because they seem to be on a super personal vendetta which, at the end of the day is nonsense, and:

1. a waste of resources
2. biased AF
3. insubordination

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:33 PM (7J5t2)

218 Because I still have no clue what the crime is.

--

Having money - unless you are a noble democrat who needs that money to help people.

Posted by: Kyle R. W. Nestori at December 12, 2018 06:33 PM (hrcfq)

219 193 What was the crime?
Because I still have no clue what the crime is.

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (qN9G0)

Unreported campaign expenditure. Literally. Seriously.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (oRu+u)

Cohen got 3.years for that? That is a crime? Paying whores a blackmail fee to shut up is a crime?

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (qN9G0)

220 For some reason I am depressed and filled with foreboding today. Not sure why. Maybe because I can't a hold of my bipolar son and am worried by his not answering our calls. He's been increasingly depressed the last few months. May have to drive over there and see what is up.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (2sCft)

221 Ancestry.com just came out with a report that Karen MacDougal's DNA tested for between 0.5 and 0.12% Russian!

Game over!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (oRu+u)

222 Dear AMI,

Ahoy! Having read your confession to the SDNY Witchfinder General, we like the cut of your jib. Orange Man Bad indeed!

We recently underwent some, er, financial restructuring and are seeking a new benefactor. We understand you are major players in the news publishing space. Care to meet for coffee?

Vaya con The Pablo,

Esteban Hayes,
The Weekly Standard.

XXXOOO

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (786Ro)

223 I'm disturbed by the lack of Russians being mentioned in this press release.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (WuwRv)

224 also, one exception to what a campaign expense is money to cover a story, so why isn't not covering it?

AKKKSSSUUALLLY,

the $ that trump spent was to obtain the story, so that's an expense that's excepted.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (7J5t2)

225 Bat Boy wouldn't even believe this shit. Which means your average lib would.

Posted by: Cheri at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (G+Wff)

226 206
All trolls are Average Joe, who sucks cocks by choice.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (NWiLs)

I thought that was Congressman Eric Swalwell?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (UsCnO)

227 220 For some reason I am depressed and filled with foreboding today. Not sure why. Maybe because I can't a hold of my bipolar son and am worried by his not answering our calls. He's been increasingly depressed the last few months. May have to drive over there and see what is up.
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (2sCft)

Ah geez man. God bless you.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (NWiLs)

228 Unreported campaign expenditure. Literally. Seriously.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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Hmm. I thought it was misuse of campaign funds, or, unreported in-kind campaign 'contribution'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (U7Mh9)

229 Ironically, paying hush money to a girlfriend isn't a campaign violation--but the malicious prosecution of it as such is actually an illegal campaign donation to Democrats. The only ones making any illegal campaign contribution are the prosecutors themselves.

If this is a "campaign contribution", so is Brennan's use of foreign spies, Comey's wiretapping, the unmasking at State, the entire Mueller investigation---all of it.


BTW, NY AG just announced she's weaponizing her office to persecute the Trumps, their busineses, employees, anybody and everybody, No crime needed, just all out war.

Okay.





Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 12, 2018 06:35 PM (Ndje9)

230 Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (2sCft)

Will pray for your son.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 12, 2018 06:35 PM (AllCR)

231 SteveOReno - I hope everything is okay with your son. Give us an update later if you can.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:35 PM (lwiT4)

232 203 Ted Cruz is Bat Boy!
Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (BXMxN)

The man knows how to sell sweet chocolate cereal.

Posted by: literally serious at December 12, 2018 06:35 PM (qN9G0)

233 Also, as McCArthy noted before, there's a weird thing where SDNY and Mueller are jumping the federal violations instead of using the intermediate regualatory oversight of the governing agency.

Why didn't the IRS audit MAnafort and fine him?

why isn't the FEC leading this investigation?

very fishy.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (7J5t2)

234 SteveOReno - prayers for you and your family.

Posted by: Cheri at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (G+Wff)

235

Here's my only worry:

In that stupid ill-advised questionnaire President Trump answered for Mueller's fake investigations, were specific questions about this stuff.

In other words, that Questionnaire was a PERJURY TRAP. And Trump fell for it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (/OSN/)

236 But Clinton's 'Bimbo Eruptions' are nothing

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (famYS)
.........

To be fair, he is probably shooting blanks.

Posted by: wth at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (HgMAr)

237

Boy trapped in Trump's refrigerator eats own foot!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (q1al1)

238 He might get impeached, but he won't be removed from office by the Senate.

+++

Money talks

Posted by: Total Control Racist at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (z2W2E)

239

Prayers up for your and your son, Steve-O-Reno.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (HaL55)

240 I thought that was Congressman Eric Swalwell?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
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Tomato, tomahto

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (U7Mh9)

241 and, for whatever AMI and Cohen etc plead to, they haven't been cross examined. This is meaningless.

I'm sure, even with conspiracy laws, this shit is meaningless.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (7J5t2)

242 So, the alleged crime is not the payment per se, but lack of disclosure? That's it?

Enough for Dems to start up impeachment boogaloo, but still. That's it?

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (786Ro)

243 For some reason I am depressed and filled with foreboding today. Not sure why. Maybe because I can't a hold of my bipolar son and am worried by his not answering our calls. He's been increasingly depressed the last few months. May have to drive over there and see what is up.
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 06:34 PM (2sCft)

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

Praying things go well for you, Steve.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (ffYR/)

244 173 the electorate shrugged

*begins penning sequel*
Posted by: zombie Ayn Rand at December 12, 2018 06:28 PM (htqvb)

I laughed. Out loud.

Posted by: Flyover at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (B5K06)

245 "I tell ya, Larry...I was all set to vote for Trump despite his banging all those dozens of women but this Enquirer story about him and a Playboy bunny is just disheartening. I'm going to vote for Hillary!"

Good luck with that fictional premise in the court of public opinion, liberals.

Posted by: Azathoth at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (e6MaC)

246 Thanks for your thoughts and prayers Fen, Grammie and Insomniac. I appreciate it. If O'Reno Jr. doesn't answer phone in the next twenty minutes, I'm heading over there.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (2sCft)

247

The man knows how to sell sweet chocolate cereal.

He's a math whiz, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (HaL55)

248 Google's "Don't Be Evil" motto was marketing bullshit from Day 1, and I knew it. Marketing truly is the 5th Level of Hell.

Posted by: Kingsnake at December 12, 2018 06:38 PM (3JbJY)

249 I would imagine counterpunch is coming next week including a House Cmte referral to the AG Whitaker for criminal prosecutions just like the SSCI did.

Mueller did his best shot and now Uranium 1 and the Clinton Foundation is coming up next week. Mueller better hope that he is clean in Uranium One or he may be answering to a grand jury himself--without a lawyer.

Posted by: whig at December 12, 2018 06:38 PM (ROzyM)

250 In coordination?

Is that like in collusion?

Sheesh.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 06:38 PM (wMHPW)

251 If O'Reno Jr. doesn't answer phone in the next twenty minutes, I'm heading over there.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 06:37 PM (2sCft)


Sounds like a good idea, if only to set your mind at ease.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:38 PM (lwiT4)

252 We control the guys with the badges and the guns.

Posted by: The Deep State at December 12, 2018 06:32 PM (DuAZ5)

*checks rhe closet*

Wrong again, dickhead. Btw, Jason Bourne is kind of a pussy and Matt Damon can't even stand up to a fat rapist parasite like Harvey Weinstein.

Can't wait for Generation Z to bury your type.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 06:38 PM (qqEFK)

253 Rules for thee and not for me. I was just hoping that the horse-faced mueller would have to resign due to health reasons and it still sticks in my arse that we are paying indirectly for the deep state to oust PDT.

Posted by: auscolpyr at December 12, 2018 06:39 PM (oFsfu)

254
Neon yellow vests $6.69 on Amazon. Buy one size larger for rioting protesting during winter months.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (jYje5)

I already have one for my job. Ready to go!

Posted by: clutch at December 12, 2018 06:39 PM (JPC1r)

255 >>Oh really? Sez you?

Your batting average about being right about things ain't been so hot lately, sparky.

I say he gets impeached but the Senate will not convict.

It will be nasty and ugly and brutish, but not short.

Politics in this country are going to get a whole lot uglier by 2020.

I also predict at least 3 political assassination attempts on various people between now and Nov. 2020. Democrats and Republicans.

>>And yes, we will be lucky to live through this.

Ya, says me.

Let's see how things work out between now and Nov. 2020.

Enjoy the House Oversight Committee hearings tomorrow.

Sparky.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 06:39 PM (/tuJf)

256 and it still sticks in my arse that we are paying indirectly for the deep state to oust PDT.

Posted by: auscolpyr at December 12, 2018 06:39 PM (oFsfu)


Over the legitimate, and correct, firing of Comey, to boot!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:40 PM (oRu+u)

257 the counterpunches are:

1. FISA stuff
2. we've fired most of comey gang in the FBI
3. Hillary's Perkins' stuff
4. a lot of politicians do this stuff

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (7J5t2)

258

A list of Trump's Top 3 Blunders:

1. Jeff Sessions
2. Not firing Comey on Day 1.
3. Rodenstein

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (/OSN/)

259
I also predict at least 3 political
assassination attempts on various people between now and Nov. 2020.
Democrats and Republicans.



And yes, we will be lucky to live through this.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (S6Pax)

Not getting in the middle of a fight, but Bozo, there have been attempted assassinations already.

Or did you forget the Republican softball practice and Steve Scalise already?

Or doesn't that count?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (UsCnO)

260 But Clinton's 'Bimbo Eruptions' are nothing

Posted by: Anna Puma
--------

$850k paid to Paula Jones was just a private expediency. That, btw, would be $1.3 Million in current $.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (4bd7D)

261 First volley of the impeachment games has been fired. I'm sure of it.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (0OmEj)

262 Why didn't the IRS audit MAnafort and fine him?

why isn't the FEC leading this investigation?

very fishy.
Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:36 PM (7J5t2)


With the types of dealings Manafort regularly engages in, his returns were surely audit red flags. What Mueller's kangaroo court trial inadvertently proved is just how inept the IRS is.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (y7DUB)

263 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 12, 2018 06:30 PM (S6Pax)

Yep, they are going to go all in on this. They'll ignore any Dems doing the same thing and go all in on impeaching Trump. This is all about raw power. There are no rules.

Posted by: WOPR at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (J70i0)

264 Karen McDougal was not just hot, she was probably the hottest Playmate of the Year of all time, and I am very proud to have voted for the man who banged her.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 06:42 PM (/dUaV)

265 Hope everything turns out well, SteveOReno.

Posted by: ALH at December 12, 2018 06:42 PM (cS3Yq)

266 BTW, NY AG just announced she's weaponizing her office to persecute the Trumps, their busineses, employees, anybody and everybody, No crime needed, just all out war. 

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 12, 2018 06:35 PM (Ndje9)

Crazy eggnogger wants to turn America into South Africa for Christmas? Yeah, my shock is palpable. But here's the thing, the guy with a loyal military can do much, much more damage to the parasite class than they can do to him. Shit, that's not even the only tower he owns!

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 06:42 PM (qqEFK)

267 From a NBC News tweet:

New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Trump, his family and "anyone" in his circle who may have violated the law.

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status
/1072842278690004992

Gee, and here I thought that you detect a crime or possible crime, then try and find the guilty party/parties. You know, like deleting 33,000 emails in violation of a court order, for example.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 12, 2018 06:42 PM (Z4rgH)

268
I must protest the indiscriminate use of pejoratives like 'pal or sparky' in comments. We're better than this.

Posted by: Concerned Conservative at December 12, 2018 06:42 PM (jYje5)

269 Don't fight with Bozo. He doesn't need a black eye in his wedding pictures.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 06:42 PM (lwiT4)

270 what concerns me is they're building the case, as if trump conspired with these folks while they knew they were breaking the law the whole time.

Now, the law is pretty broadly written BUT we've been lead to believe that NDA's are not "to influence an election" expenditures but I haven't found a case or guidance about this but I'm not an election law expert.

But, the troubling thing about the conspiracy charges is that it felonizes the whole activity. which is stupid. but that's what the Preet Geeks in sDNY are aiming for.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:43 PM (7J5t2)

271 Ya know there is another one--Weissberg was at Hillary's victory party. Subpoena all of his emails, raid his house, etc. because was he coordinating the resistance and Trump prosecutions as an insurance policy before the election? Hmmm? Why don't we appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Mueller? Two can play that game.

Posted by: whig at December 12, 2018 06:43 PM (ROzyM)

272 Enjoy the House Oversight Committee hearings tomorrow.

Sparky.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 06:39 PM (/tuJf)

Nothing has come of the hearings with the GOPe in charge. Nothing is going to happen with the Dems coming into power. Really, how many of these miscreants have even been indicted on anything serious?

Posted by: WOPR at December 12, 2018 06:44 PM (J70i0)

273 191 Impeachment or not, the Democrats can't possibly think this would be enough to force Trump from office--unless, of course, quisling Republican senators use lowball shit like this as cover to vote against the President.

Do such turncoat GOP senators exist? You bet. Would they vote against a Republican president over such a flimsy pretext? Some of them have been waiting for this opportunity. How do they suppose the President's supporters would react to such a betrayal? Do they even care?

So yeah: interesting times.
Posted by: troyriser at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (1JpTT)


As has been said before: They REALLY aren't going to like what comes after Trump.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 06:45 PM (sdi6R)

274 SteveOReno - hope you get a hold of him soon. My cousin, who is bipolar does this when she stops taking her meds. Just stays in bed, cut off from everyone, super depressed.

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 06:45 PM (a0IVu)

275 so Mueller/SDNY are using, at most, a fineable offense as a jumping board to impeachment.

well, set the battle lines.

SDNY thinks they'll still be employed by the time trump leaves office.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:45 PM (7J5t2)

276 161
155

And this is the National Enquirer we're talking about?



The wacky alien-baby rumor-mill publication found in supermarkets?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:24 PM (/OSN/)



You're thinking of Weekly World News.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 06:25 PM (NWiLs)
For you young pups National Enquirer was that and more. Really gory stuff. Centerfold frame by frame of an execution by beheading, and a kid that shot an arrow straight up and it came down into the top of his head. yeppers. Good stuff.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 12, 2018 06:45 PM (+6jVU)

277

Another Trump Blunder:

Agreeing to the last CR before the midterms.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:45 PM (/OSN/)

278 As has been said before: They REALLY aren't going to like what comes after Trump.



This!!!

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 12, 2018 06:46 PM (0OmEj)

279 Government at all levels is corrupt and a criminal enterprise.

I guess the Anarchists in Spain in the 1930's were right after all.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 12, 2018 06:46 PM (Z+IKu)

280 What comes after Trump?
Huber?

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:47 PM (786Ro)

281

Rudy Guilliani.
This guy is a fool.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 12, 2018 06:48 PM (/OSN/)

282 With the types of dealings Manafort regularly engages in, his returns were surely audit red flags. What Mueller's kangaroo court trial inadvertently proved is just how inept the IRS is.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 12, 2018 06:41 PM (y7DUB)

Come on... one of the charges was he misrepresented stuff on a LOAN APPLICATION?

And that is now a Federal Offense?

With the complexity of the law now, I would bet that you could find a technical violation of the Law in EVERYONES life, if you dig far enough.

Which is why they are supposed to have probable cause of a CRIME, before they start the investigation... not start with the person and LOOK for the crime.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:48 PM (NgKpN)

283 YAAAAAAAAAAAWN, (CHEESE FART) Anything worth a good shit in that non story

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 12, 2018 06:49 PM (BqBId)

284 If Trump gets impeached from his 2016 term, but he gets re-elected in 2020, he d still be President, right?

Asking for a friend

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 12, 2018 06:49 PM (1wmRv)

285 280 What comes after Trump?
Huber?
Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 06:47 PM (786Ro)

Hubris comes before Nemesis.

But after Trump, may come Chaos.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:49 PM (NgKpN)

286 The commercials for the new movie about Vice President Dick (Dick) Cheney makes President GWB look like a idiot. Why am I not surprised? That 20 semolians is staying in my pocket. That's a trip to Whataburger for Mrs. E and me.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 06:49 PM (zLDYs)

287 I thought it was well known the National Enquirer owner was close to Donald Trump long before the presidential election.

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 06:49 PM (/rm4P)

288 I guess the Anarchists in Spain in the 1930's were right after all.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 12, 2018 06:46 PM (Z+IKu)

This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still not wrong.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 06:49 PM (qqEFK)

289 ' I am very proud to have voted for the man who banged her.'

I know he's like some kind of superman.

Posted by: freaked at December 12, 2018 06:50 PM (UdKB7)

290 I think it was the National Enquirer that ratted out Gary Hart? Or was it Edwards?

Anyhow, the MSM was stunned that they had been scooped by a tabloid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:50 PM (w54mS)

291 Until both sides have skin in the game, this will not stop.

Posted by: blue at December 12, 2018 06:50 PM (foffp)

292 Come on... one of the charges was he misrepresented stuff on a LOAN APPLICATION?

And that is now a Federal Offense?

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:48 PM (NgKpN)


If he bought the pen in a different state then it's federal ...

Or it could be that they merely proved that he was breathing some air when he signed the contract that had wafted across state lines. Federal.

Or they proved he was thinking about another state while he signed the contract. Federal.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 06:51 PM (oRu+u)

293 Which is why they are supposed to have probable cause of a CRIME, before they start the investigation... not start with the person and LOOK for the crime.
Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:48 PM (NgKpN)

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We're beyond that now. The AG of NY just announced she is going looking for crimes of Trump and his circle with absolutely no probable cause. Just a witch hunt.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 06:51 PM (ffYR/)

294 Nood women's march implosion

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 06:51 PM (t+qrx)

295 282
With the complexity of the law now, I would bet that you could find a technical violation of the Law in EVERYONES life, if you dig far enough.

Which is why they are supposed to have probable cause of a CRIME, before they start the investigation... not start with the person and LOOK for the crime.
Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 06:48 PM (NgKpN)


These are pure Soviet tactics. The Democrat Party may as well officially change their name now. They aren't even bothering to hide what they really are.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 06:51 PM (sdi6R)

296 YAAAAAAAAAAAWN, (CHEESE FART) Anything worth a good shit in that non story
Posted by: Max BOOThole
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Paprika farts, per Mr. Ace, I believe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 06:52 PM (w54mS)

297 Do such turncoat GOP senators exist? You bet. Would they vote against a Republican president over such a flimsy pretext? Some of them have been waiting for this opportunity. How do they suppose the President's supporters would react to such a betrayal? Do they even care?

Posted by: troyriser at December 12, 2018 06:31 PM (1JpTT)


Some don't ... they'll do whatever it takes to sink Trump. And besides - they'll convince themselves there won't be a price to pay.

Put me down for Collins, Romney, Lee, Scott, Kennedy, Rubio, Murkowski, Kyle, and Johnson. But Manchin splits from the Dems. I got 55.

Obviously - not an exact science.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 06:53 PM (PaMwv)

298
I have been published. The process is:
1. Write
2. Submit
3. Conditional approval
4. Sign off -- they can edit and add/subtract as they see fit or not even publish if the end result isn't something they want or envisioned
5. Once they receive your sign-off you get your check
6. Wait. Maybe you'll be published. Maybe not.

Not sure when it became the law of the land that a publisher had to publish.

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 12, 2018 06:53 PM (jYje5)

299 The good in all this is that I think it brings us closer to the day when Trump says "fuck this shit" and he releases ALL of the FBI/DOJ docs around the dirty FISA warrant. Donny won't go down without a fight.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 06:54 PM (/dUaV)

300 he commercials for the new movie about Vice President Dick (Dick) Cheney makes President GWB look like a idiot. Why am I not surprised? That 20 semolians is staying in my pocket. That's a trip to Whataburger for Mrs. E and me.
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 06:49 PM (zLDYs)

Save it for Godzilla: king of the Monsters

Posted by: auscolpyr at December 12, 2018 06:54 PM (oFsfu)

301 >>Nothing has come of the hearings with the GOPe in charge. Nothing is going to happen with the Dems coming into power. Really, how many of these miscreants have even been indicted on anything serious?

Almost nothing ever comes out of the hearings other than public knowledge. I've been saying this forever.

The whistleblowers who are testifying tomorrow have turned over thousands of pages to the IRS and to the FBI over a year ago. This has been hinted at for months and reported on by at least two reporters last night, Sara Carter and John Solomon. That's how long the investigations have been going on.

They will testify tomorrow about corruption including pay for play and numerous IRS violations at the Clinton Foundation. That's what the hearings are good for, finding out what is and has been going on in investigations the media, for some shocking and totally impossible to understand, don't report on.

Read what Sara Carter is reporting.

https://tinyurl.com/y9hgjqdn

Or listen to that noted RINO and leftist Mark Meadows.

Skip to the 15:00 minute mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSwA91kVZd4

Meadows has been one of the most vocal people in Congress for the last 2 years saying in affect "Nothing is happening!". He finally acknowledges that yep, it is indeed happening.



Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 06:55 PM (/tuJf)

302 I don't know if civil war is imminent, but I do believe that the Cloud People do not understand what they're messing with.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 06:55 PM (/dUaV)

303

I personally think this in particular will be a nuisance at worse, but some in MAGA-world are panicking. Posobiec in particular is saying his sources claim Mueller will accuse Trump/Campaign of conspiracy with Russia with evidence of emails and such evidence of quid pro quo with Russia to drop sanctions in return for help getting elected. I remain skeptical and think it will amount to speculative chatter from campaign peeps that is blown out of proportion without context. I really doubt Trump himself was in on any "conspiracy to defraud US Govt" in any event.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 12, 2018 06:55 PM (sKCK0)

304 The Ds will argue that but for Trump paying hush money in violation of FERC laws, the revelations would have tanked his election. Ergo he stole the election. Ergo the only remedy is to kick him out of ofice with impeachment

Some might argue that revelations about McDougal would have gotten out more male vote. Hubba hubba

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 12, 2018 06:56 PM (1wmRv)

305 @303 Posobiec in particular is saying his sources claim Mueller will accuse Trump/Campaign of conspiracy with Russia with evidence of emails and such evidence of quid pro quo with Russia to drop sanctions in return for help getting elected.

I find it impossible to believe that any smoking gun emails like that would not have already been leaked. An explicit quid-pro-quo? Mueller wouldn't have even bothered with prosecuting Manafort if he had that.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (/dUaV)

306 Wait, isn't AMI where Goldberg showcases his "Dear Jonah" column covering eroticism, fetishism and current political NeverTrump events in DC?

Posted by: Fritz at December 12, 2018 06:59 PM (Z9C5C)

307 304 The Ds will argue that but for Trump paying hush money in violation of FERC laws, the revelations would have tanked his election. Ergo he stole the election. Ergo the only remedy is to kick him out of ofice with impeachment

Some might argue that revelations about McDougal would have gotten out more male vote. Hubba hubba

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she hot.

also, trump could say I already had pussy grabbing and YOU KNOW WHAT LOOK AT THE BITCHES I HAVE BEEN BANGING

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 06:59 PM (7J5t2)

308 What comes after Trump?
..........

KAOS

Posted by: Hymie the Robot at December 12, 2018 07:01 PM (HgMAr)

309 304 The Ds will argue that but for Trump paying hush money in violation of FERC laws, the revelations would have tanked his election. Ergo he stole the election. Ergo the only remedy is to kick him out of ofice with impeachment

Some might argue that revelations about McDougal would have gotten out more male vote. Hubba hubba
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 12, 2018 06:56 PM (1wmRv)

a HUGE problem with that theory... These payments happened close enough to election day that they would not even need to be reported until well after everyone voted. * shrugs *

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 12, 2018 07:03 PM (sKCK0)

310 Related to the hotness of Karen McDougal, you know when Comey set up Trump by briefing him on the Steele Dossier, the only thing Comey mentioned specifically to Trump was the pee-pee tape.

Imagine being Trump and looking across at Comey when he says that, and thinking to yourself, "Comey, you idiot. I'm Donald J. Trump. I only bang top-shelf pussy. My wife is a model and she replaced my previous wives who were models. Hotter women than you ever knew chase after ME. And you believe that I came anywhere near a couple of two-ruble Russian skanks, let alone made them engage in anything unsanitary? My God, my FBI director is an idiot. And nearly a virgin."

Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 07:04 PM (/dUaV)

311 a HUGE problem with that theory... These payments happened close enough to election day that they would not even need to be reported until well after everyone voted. * shrugs *

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wow. good point

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 07:04 PM (7J5t2)

312 Imagine being Trump and looking across at Comey when he says that, and thinking to yourself, "Comey, you idiot. I'm Donald J. Trump. I only bang top-shelf pussy. My wife is a model and she replaced my previous wives who were models. Hotter women than you ever knew chase after ME. And you believe that I came anywhere near a couple of two-ruble Russian skanks, let alone made them engage in anything unsanitary? My God, my FBI director is an idiot. And nearly a virgin."

========

trump came away from his meeting with comey with the impressions that:

1. he a weirdo

2. he's corrupt

3. he's out to get me

4. I need to fire this weirdo

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 07:05 PM (7J5t2)

313 and the legal theories the left would like us to work under is:

1. if the potus thinks a law enforcement agent is corrupt and insubordinate, using his constitutional powers to fix that is obstruction.

2. hush money is now illegal

3. trump and a coupla folks knew they were violating the law in such as manner so as to make it a criminal conspiracy (which is covered by a different federal statute than the FEC laws).

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 07:07 PM (7J5t2)

314 So when do we start the, um, interesting part?

Because if we're not willing to start that part, none of this outrage means much...

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at December 12, 2018 07:08 PM (vcatx)

315 With the types of dealings Manafort regularly engages in, his returns
were surely audit red flags. What Mueller's kangaroo court trial
inadvertently proved is just how inept the IRS is.

Or show how easy it is to convict a lawyer if you unconstitutionally seize all their documents from all their clients to look for a crime?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 07:08 PM (Evws/)

316 I must protest the indiscriminate use of pejoratives like 'pal or sparky' in comments. We're better than this.
Insiders tell me Jeff Sessions will get on that right away.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 07:10 PM (Evws/)

317 so what were the dates of the payment vs the election?

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 07:12 PM (7J5t2)

318 BUT IT IS HILLARY's TURN!!!

Never forget this...

Posted by: Constantine XI at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (yiAMj)

319 I find it impossible to believe that any smoking gun emails like that would not have already been leaked. An explicit quid-pro-quo? Mueller wouldn't have even bothered with prosecuting Manafort if he had that.
Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (/dUaV)

I have a small suspicion that they do have ILLEGALLY obtained intercepts made before any warrants/FISAs and they are trying to pry out legitimate evidence from Manafort and others in order to replace the tainted evidence. ... or some chatter from Russians on a plan to deal with Trump campaign but which never actually materialized (but FBI and DOJ won't let it go).

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (sKCK0)

320 Posted by: Brewdog at December 12, 2018 06:58 PM (/dUaV)
+++++
Posobiec is a DOLT

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 12, 2018 07:19 PM (BqBId)

321 conspiracy to blackmail is what I hear. time to round up these blackmailers.

Posted by: TX 32 orphan at December 12, 2018 07:23 PM (Wa5hI)

322 No flaming skull for noting the formal start of Civil War .
Odd that.

Posted by: Getting that yellow vest feeling again at December 12, 2018 07:24 PM (FUJZT)

323 Investigate the Clintons? Hell, it would be a walk in the park.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 07:25 PM (RuIsu)

324 Let's see ... an extremely powerful government entity says, "Agree to say X and I'll leave you alone. Refuse to say it, and I'll make your life a living hell." Of course one testifies to X.
You realize, of course, that by this standard, *any* spending on *anything* that may influence the outcome of a election becomes a "campaign contribution". By that standard, Trump should be prosecuted for not declaring his toupee, because by wearing it he influenced, however slightly, the outcome of the election.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (S6ArX)

325 Has anyone mentioned there were upwards of 40 women claiming he s sexually assaulted them?

Most of them disappeared right after the election.

Am I the only one remembering this?

Anyway that certainly counts as an attempt to influence the election.

Posted by: MAGA at December 12, 2018 07:28 PM (tKVmr)

326 Just a reminder that their attacks on Trump are attacks on us because they hate us.

Donald Trump put it all on the line when he ran and even more so when he became the clear front runner. I remember in the last couple of weeks of the general the comments that he HAD to win because if he didn't they were going to put him and his family's lights out.

They want to drive him out of office and then they're coming for us.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 07:29 PM (4ErVI)

327 little did they realize that they were digging their own graves for their thumbs

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 07:44 PM (nFwvY)

328 Despite all the heated talk in comment-threads across the blogosphere and the protestations of could-be leaders like Kurt Schlichter, Mark Steyn, Jimmy Hoft, or Glenn Reynolds, we'll all just roll over, take it in the ass, let our families be destroyed, our careers laid waste, and will report dutifully to the reeducation camps for proper "disposal".

We all know this.

Posted by: Narrator Voice at December 12, 2018 07:45 PM (Nt/TS)

329 and I repeat myself, but they're trying to say, get them to say, that they all knew it was a violation of campaign finance laws. knew. something that was not a violation.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 07:46 PM (7J5t2)

330 espite all the heated talk in comment-threads across the blogosphere and the protestations of could-be leaders like Kurt Schlichter, Mark Steyn, Jimmy Hoft, or Glenn Reynolds, we'll all just roll over, take it in the ass, let our families be destroyed, our careers laid waste, and will report dutifully to the reeducation camps for proper "disposal"

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it's a problem

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 07:46 PM (7J5t2)

331 I thought Dershowitz dismissed this as a non-issue days ago, saying Trump had the right to pay off the women to protect his family as a private citizen, which he was at the time.

Posted by: Avenger at December 12, 2018 08:00 PM (70ScF)

332 Wait -- I thought paying women to shut up was perfectly fine. That's what was determined when it came to Edwards.

Posted by: Poster Guy at December 12, 2018 08:04 PM (+7Zcd)

333 "If there is not such contemporaneous documentary evidence... well."

-- I have money on several "memos to selves" appearing.

Posted by: Poster Guy at December 12, 2018 08:10 PM (+7Zcd)

334 "Wouldn't the Enquirer make more than $150,000 if they DID publish this story?"

-- I doubt it. It isn't like people didn't know Trump was a cheating husband. Hell, I'm pretty sure people already knew about this particular affair.

Posted by: Poster Guy at December 12, 2018 08:13 PM (+7Zcd)

335 He vas not HELPFUL, despite our best torture *ahem* convincing methods. He must be punished to set an example for future victims *ahem* defendants....

Posted by: TXMarko at December 12, 2018 08:18 PM (BhgUj)

336 Oh how I will enjoy seeing all of their hearts break as they slowly begin to realize that we really don't give a shit about any of this and neither will most people.

Posted by: TheBriBear at December 12, 2018 08:28 PM (k25J6)

337 I am personally hoping the President himself answers any questions on this...by simply laughing right in their face for twenty minutes.

Posted by: Doc O'Badman at December 12, 2018 08:57 PM (al2Cf)

338 As has already been said above (probably), one of the many infuriating things about this is how corrupt the language is. From the press release: "As a part of the agreement, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate's presidential campaign..."

No, when another party is involved, and there is no trial, it's not an ADMISSION...it's an [forced] ACCUSATION. I can't 'admit' to the DOJ that me and Trump killed 200 hobos for their skin...without a trial - in court.

That's not how any of this works.

(So much Soviet history repeating itself)

Posted by: Tonic Dog at December 12, 2018 09:18 PM (gWaRo)

Shocker: Google Funding "Conservatives" Who Then Write Articles Defending Google, Which Are Then Cited by Google as Arguments Not to Regulate Google or Treat It as a Monopoly

Muh Private Googles Monopoly.



All your suspicions are true.

At Wired:

LEAKED AUDIO REVEALS GOOGLE'S EFFORTS TO WOO CONSERVATIVES

In February, The New York Times Magazine published a cover story urging regulators to break up Google because the company abuses its dominance in search to crush promising competitors. The next day, representatives from two conservative think tanks published blog posts defending Google and attacking the article's call for antitrust enforcement. Both think tanks have received funding from Google. Both blog posts referenced studies by a professor who has received funding from Google. In one post, the study referenced was published in a quarterly journal owned by third think tank, which has also received funding from Google.

In a company-wide meeting a couple of weeks later, on March 1, Google's public policy team described the blog posts as the fruit of Google's efforts to build deeper relationships with conservatives, according to an audio recording of the meeting reviewed by WIRED. The recording of a contentious hour-long meeting offers a window into how Google thinks about its relationships in Washington, DC, its sensitivity to claims of political bias, and how executives explain to employees actions that some view as at odds with Google's values.

The meeting was led by Google's US director of public policy, Adam Kovacevich, who explained that the company had to adjust its government-relations strategy after Donald Trump was elected, particularly since Republicans also control the House and Senate. "I think one of the directives we've gotten very clearly from Sundar [Pichai, Google's CEO], his leadership is to build deeper relationships with conservatives," Kovacevich said. "I think we've recognized that the company is generally seen as liberal by policymakers."

...

The company wide-meeting, portions of which were previously reported by The Wall Street Journal, occurred shortly after Google was among the sponsors of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where speakers included white nationalists and conspiracy theorists. At the conference, Google held an invite-only reception, which Kovacevich said "built a lot of good will" among conservatives, and "tangible outcome[s]" like the two blog posts defending Google.


"Just to give you an example, last weekend The New York Times Magazine cover story was all about breaking up Google," Kovacevich said. “Among the people who wrote op-eds and blog posts rebutting that Times piece were two conservative think-tank officials who we work with closely--one from the American Enterprise Institute and one from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who both attended [the reception]."

He explained that the "crush phase" of the public's attitude towards Monster Tech was over, and that people might start talking about enforcing the actual law that is on the books regarding monopolies, which is what Google undeniably is -- in case you didn't know, antitrust law does not apply only to true monopolies, where there is literally not a single competitor, but to near-monopolies, where the company has 85% or more dominance.

Google's market share of the search industry? 90%.

If "conservatives" want to change antitrust law, then they should change antitrust law.

But they must not be permitted to pretend it doesn't exist and simply argue for nonenforcement of the law, as Obama did with DACA.

Are we a nation of laws or a nation of corporate interests who pay "conservatives" a lot of money to see those interests advanced, largely behind the scenes?

Funny how these TruCons are so very selective about what Eternal Conservative Principles they are actually willing to defend.

James Pethokoukis, author of the AEI post, told WIRED he hasn't been at CPAC in years and denied being influenced by anyone at AEI about what to write. CEI says it "consistently" opposes enforcement of on-the-books antitrust law.

AEI itself did not respond, nor did the scholar whose "studies" Google quoted in support of itself.

Maybe we can ask Jonah Goldberg to give them a ring-a-ding. He sits in AEI's "Asnet Chair for the Promotion of Conservative Conservation Concerns" or whatever. Maybe the Asnet Chair for Freedom, Eagles, Liberty and Freedom.

Kovacevich also spoke about Google's efforts to "water down" two bills Google opposed which would make Tech Monsters liable for lawsuit in sex-trafficking and child porn cases in which their services had been used to conduct the business, SESTA and FOSTA.

He spoke very highly of Representative Bob Goodlatte:

He said negotiations over the bill showed how Google sometimes works with people who do not "align 100 percent with our views." He pointed to Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), whom he called "one of our most helpful champions" on protecting internet companies.

Aw, Monster Tech really needs your help being protected from lawsuits that no one else in the country is protected from, Bobby.

Thank you for your service. Whoever it is you actually serve.

More on this subject later today.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:42 PM




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Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 03:27 PM (Wj6hd)

2 Ace throws us a curveball, goes Google over May Vote.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 12, 2018 03:27 PM (ycWCI)

3 this is the same type of CJ that occurred with the Steele dossier. Someone leaked the dossier, and then that manufactured document was used to justify a FISA warrant.

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 03:27 PM (kD8Fh)

4 Google is a shithole.

Posted by: Dirty Harry at December 12, 2018 03:28 PM (F4u7C)

5 But they're not biased, you guys.

They told us. In front of Congress.

Posted by: Dirty Harry at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (F4u7C)

6 Ace throws us a curveball, goes Google over May Vote.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Probably no new word yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (ftdxp)

7 "Conservative" is now a meaningless label, applied equally to traitors and limousine socialists -- but never to actual conservatives.

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (c+2jX)

8 I have returned to be first - from my victory tour of France and Germany

Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (37IEG)

9 Where the money comes from explains a lot of things.

Posted by: steevy at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (BXMxN)

10 Damn Sock.

Posted by: Sponge at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (F4u7C)

11 As always, GOOLAG : Do Evil.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 03:30 PM (UnA8+)

12
Probably no new word yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (ftdxp)
Because she may, and she may not.
Oh come on, SOMEONE was bound to use that pun.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 03:30 PM (37IEG)

13 "Funny how these TruCons are so very selective about what Eternal Conservative Principles they are actually willing to defend."


Their principles are in their pockets and have always been there.

What I love most about the Trump era is all of the masks being removed.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (hLRSq)

14 2 Ace throws us a curveball, goes Google over May Vote.
Posted by: Aetius451AD /i]

Sigh. Just saw a tweet saying that they won't even annnounce the reults for another hour.

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (c+2jX)

15 6 Ace throws us a curveball, goes Google over May Vote.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Probably no new word yet.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 03:29 PM (ftdxp)

Ace hasn't indicated that he's following the May vote at all.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (+ZMGe)

16 if I recall, Google and Amazon hire former Democrat press secretaries and other dirty tricksters. So I'm not surprised. Hope there's some fallout here.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (xJa6I)

17 What I find amazing is that they were created in America, by Americans... but now have values of other societies as their guidelines.

Yet still want to influence us, AND, do business here.

I believe that the Right should take on, as a Cause, the Bill of Rights, because those rights are under assault across the globe... including here in the US.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (NgKpN)

18 -- but never to actual conservatives.

-----

Yeah.... but when a group gets called "alt-right" or "white nationalist"..... Im betting them is the actual conservatives.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (8XRCm)

19 NOW I see why they have that app for blasphemy.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (nEOLy)

20 First I was:

Kovacevich also spoke about Google's efforts to "water down" two bills Google opposed which would make Tech Monsters liable for lawsuit in sex-trafficking and child porn cases in which their services had been used to conduct the business,

then I was like:
He pointed to Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), whom he called "one of our most helpful champions" on protecting internet companies.


do we need to connect these dots, perchance?

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (kD8Fh)

21 I would really like to believe that if Google showed up with $15,000 I wouldn't write what they told me to. But I mean, nobody has ever offered, so how do I know? It's like Bill Burr's bit on Tiger Woods. He talked about how he goes golfing, but when he leaves the 18th hole, twenty supermodels don't leap on him tearing their panties off. Would he be the better man and say "no, my dears, I have to go home to my wife?"

I want to believe I'd do the right thing under temptation but past experience has taught me that I don't always.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 03:32 PM (39g3+)

22 If "conservatives" want to change antitrust law, then they should change antitrust law.

-

In principle, antitrust laws seem like some of the least offensive uses of government coercion in the free market to me.

Antitrust law reform isn't exactly high on my list of legislative priorities as a conservative.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:32 PM (KUaJL)

23 Abolish Google.

Also somebody open an In N Out in Alabama already.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 03:32 PM (h5Df3)

24 "The next day, representatives from two conservative think tanks published blog posts defending Google and attacking the article's call for antitrust enforcement. Both think tanks have received funding from Google. Both blog posts referenced studies by a professor who has received funding from Google. In one post, the study referenced was published in a quarterly journal owned by third think tank, which has also received funding from Google."

The same exact tactics are prevalent in the Warmerist bs. Grants determine results in the sad world of equal outcomes for all. It's a shame how little it takes to own a political actor/scientist.

Posted by: The Invisible Hand at December 12, 2018 03:32 PM (YpRda)

25 Break up Google.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (xJa6I)

26 Willowed:

Blow me.
Posted by: Linebaugh .500 at December 12, 2018 03:25 PM


Meh.

Posted by: The Thunder by Triple Action, in .50 BMG at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (ctuyM)

27
The 'conservative' label is sorta like the way a Supreme Court Justice described pornography -- he wasn't sure how to verbalize it but he sure knew it when he saw it.

I don't see too many actual conservatives left in this country. Just bought and paid for pretenders.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (jYje5)

28 "the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where speakers included white nationalists and conspiracy theorists"
Who knew?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (CQ3Qb)

29 20 do we need to connect these dots, perchance?
Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (kD8Fh)

Less a can of worms, more a can of anacondas.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (UnA8+)

30 I don't know, sounds like a campaign finance violation. also probably violates FARA too. impeach!

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (7J5t2)

31 "Result of secret ballot expected soon."

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-46533245

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (+ZMGe)

32 Don't be evil. Except for us, we can be as evil as we want. MWAHAHAHahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Google, stroking a white cat at December 12, 2018 03:33 PM (RD7QR)

33
I want to believe I'd do the right thing under temptation but past experience has taught me that I don't always.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 03:32 PM (39g3+)


Total depravity of man. We haz it.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (lwiT4)

34 "Thank you for your service. Whoever it is you actually serve."



That is Mammon, my good sir. Mammon. I find that gentleman's checks always clear.

Posted by: Harvey Cuckleberg, TruCon and Free Market Purist at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (hLRSq)

35 From Google's point of view, this just makes good business sense: buy good publicity and try to lobby congress into not harming your bottom line (and throw money at them as well). I mean its unethical and corrupt, but that's business for you, without any ethical basis. Do no evil, my ass.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (39g3+)

36 Watch out, word is that the vote was to give Zombie the banhammer.

No one is safe....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (xJa6I)

37 19 NOW I see why they have that app for blasphemy.
Posted by: Blue Hen at December 12, 2018 03:31 PM (nEOLy)

Yeah.... I can't see how any US company could publish a Blasphemy Ap...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (NgKpN)

38
James Pethokoukis, author of the AEI post

One of those New York City conservatives and buddy of John Batchelor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (aKsyK)

39 Google is not biased one way or the other.....

Posted by: This is CNN. at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (0OmEj)

40 34 That is Mammon, my good sir. Mammon. I find that gentleman's checks always clear.
Posted by: Harvey Cuckleberg, TruCon and Free Market Purist at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (hLRSq)

I'm sorry. I thought you said "Moloch".

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (UnA8+)

41 "building goodwill" with phatstaxxx o' cash! that certainly helps.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (HofIn)

42 Is that Ben Shapiro in the MAGA hat texting?

Posted by: Under Fire at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (r9UYA)

43 Ace,

Again with the Eagles... Sauron would have roasted them.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (FTPVM)

44 they are who we thought they were. big effin deal. wake me up when they deport that fucker back to his homeland. wherever it is.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (KP5rU)

45 When conservative think tanks take donor money to shill for causes you agree with thats american capitalism in action! When they take money to shill for causes you disagree with thats an abomination. You get angry because you can't control who the whore takes money from!

Posted by: ramondo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (4STkk)

46 "We've been told it won't be reported until 9:00."

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-46533245

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (+ZMGe)

47 42 Is that Ben Shapiro in the MAGA hat texting?

Posted by: Under Fire at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (r9UYA)

Too tall.
Too tanned, rested and ready

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (xJa6I)

48
In before the GOP is a useless pile of dogshit.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (TAmPV)

49 I think at least half my life was guided , at least to some small degree, by these big business "conservative" dolts.

Trust-busting is bad. Corporations are good!
Monopolies are just super super successful little guys! Like you and me!
"Let the Market decide"


Damn, I'm stupid.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (LL1Be)

50 AEI Baaled out Google?

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (FTPVM)

51 I'm not as bothered by this story as others involving conservative collusion. Conservatives have been very skeptical of antitrust law for a long time, I think, since Robert Bork at least. I don't have strong feelings one way or another on the merits, but has anyone from these two think tanks ever had a pro-antitrust take?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (Wj6hd)

52 48
In before the GOP is a useless pile of dogshit.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (TAmPV)

In before "We're not voting our way out of this".

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (UnA8+)

53 I never see these mainstream publications noting Leftist meetings whose speakers included anti-semites and self-described communists.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (CQ3Qb)

54 Hoo boy, we were more subtle with the T-54s.

Posted by: Boris Badanov at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (nEOLy)

55 Witness the power of this fully-operational Banana Republic!

Posted by: Google at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (uGHnY)

56 You get angry because you can't control who the whore takes money from!

Posted by: ramondo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (4STkk)


I get angry because they pretend not to be a whore at all.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (lwiT4)

57 One of those New York City conservatives and buddy of John Batchelor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:34 PM (aKsyK)

I like John Batchelor

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (NFEMn)

58 Again with the Eagles... Sauron would have roasted them.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (FTPVM)

----

Oh Cmon. Hotel California is way overrated and Take it Easy is a bit pretentious.... but they are in the Top Five American Rock N Roll Bands of All Time.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (8XRCm)

59 I wonder if Google out spent Soros paying off Paul Ryan?

Posted by: Under Fire at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (r9UYA)

60 56 I get angry because they pretend not to be a whore at all.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (lwiT4)

Don't feed the troll.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (UnA8+)

61 Google should be burned to hell.

Posted by: Sponge at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (F4u7C)

62 "Ballot being counted by senior 1922 committee officials."

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-46533245

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (+ZMGe)

63 45 When conservative think tanks take donor money to shill for causes you agree with thats american capitalism in action! When they take money to shill for causes you disagree with thats an abomination. You get angry because you can't control who the whore takes money from!
Posted by: ramondo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (4STkk)

No, we get angry because we thought that whore only swung one way...

and don't like the fact they swing both, depending on who pays more.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (NgKpN)

64 If anyone here knows whoring, its ramondo.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (BJHTa)

65 Again with the Eagles... Sauron would have roasted them.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (FTPVM)

one of these nights.....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (NFEMn)

66 Wooly Mammon

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (aKsyK)

67 Why are the supermodel golf groupies wearing panties in the first place ? That's just piss poor planning.

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (BBhgz)

68 51
I'm not as bothered by this story as others involving conservative
collusion. Conservatives have been very skeptical of antitrust law for a
long time, I think, since Robert Bork at least. I don't have strong
feelings one way or another on the merits, but has anyone from these two
think tanks ever had a pro-antitrust take?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (Wj6hd)

It's time to unleash those anti-trust laws. Many of us conservatives have been warning of tech monopolies for over 10 years.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (CQ3Qb)

69 I'm not as bothered by this story as others involving conservative collusion. Conservatives have been very skeptical of antitrust law for a long time, I think, since Robert Bork at least. I don't have strong feelings one way or another on the merits, but has anyone from these two think tanks ever had a pro-antitrust take?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls


If they noted that they had taken funds from Google, then yes, they would be seen as being professional and consistent.

Was this the case?

Posted by: Boris Badanov at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (nEOLy)

70 56
You get angry because you can't control who the whore takes money from!



Posted by: ramondo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (4STkk)
No sweetie, we get angry because the whore takes the money and buys the Chiefs of Police, the Mayors and the Governor.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (37IEG)

71 Don't feed the troll.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (UnA8+)


He looked like he needed a Whataburger.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (lwiT4)

72 So for how long has tautological journalism been a thing?

Writer 1 on the take: "X is true."

Writer 2 on the take: "X is true because Writer 1 said X is true."

Corporate or government "scientist" on the take: "X is true because look how many people agree."

Posted by: ... at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (6SeiN)

73 If anyone here knows whoring, its ramondo.
========

Really? Fuck you!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (vg8iE)

74 56 You get angry because you can't control who the whore takes money from!

Posted by: ramondo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (4STkk)


I get angry because they pretend not to be a whore at all.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (lwiT4)

When did we start talking about Hollywood celebs?

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (h5Df3)

75

Google can suck my hairy splooge sack.

Posted by: M K Ultra at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (NWIbW)

76 newsflash! there is no such thing as a "conservative" anymore. all bullshit for the unwashed to part with their money.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (KP5rU)

77

Funny how these TruCons are so very selective about what Eternal Conservative Principles they are actually willing to defend.


"I have principles. If you don't like them, I have others..."
- Groucho Marx, who was way ahead of his time.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (HaL55)

78
Posted by: ramondo

Can't quite make out the words with Mueller's dick in your mouth.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (LL1Be)

79 Fuck Google. Too big too much power too much evil.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (0OmEj)

80 Google owns Goodlatte? That's a shock.


I thought Amazon owned Goodlatte.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (LISuA)

81 Oh I think there's some basis for reexamining anti-trust laws, since they are kind of unevenly applied. But I agree, its a pretty low priority to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (39g3+)

82 Result due in 20 minutes
The votes are being counted by three officers of the 1922 committee and then there will be some sort of independent verification before the final tally is announced.

The result is due at 21:00 GMT.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-46533245

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (+ZMGe)

83 Google could pay for a lot of cruises, lemmetellya.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (oVJmc)

84 Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:36 PM (lwiT4)

When did we start talking about Hollywood celebs?


Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (h5Df3)
Now now, they're not your average whores, they do it for the money!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (37IEG)

85 Oh Cmon. Hotel California is way overrated and Take it Easy is a bit pretentious.... but they are in the Top Five American Rock N Roll Bands of All Time.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (8XRCm)

The sheer scale of The Eagles success always mystified me.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (NFEMn)

86 I mean, we all understand how Google has to make certain that conservatives are deplatformed, shadowbanned, have search results not show their work and so on. Because this is the free market in action, and if we write things that glorify our new paymaster those bad things will not befall us. So we join with Sauron - Google.

Really, it is the only choice

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (hLRSq)

87 That Emerald Robinson can tweet me anytime!! Yowza!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (2sCft)

88 Big business is "naturally conservative" the same way that Hispanic immigrants are.

It's a convenient fiction that gets told often enough that people believe it, but it hasn't been true for a long time. The top valued companies now are Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Samsung. One of those isn't even based in the US, and the other 4 are undeniably pro-leftist agendas.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (KUaJL)

89 It makes me weary, there sure are a lot of effing sell outs in D.C..

Posted by: Seems Legit at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (jUVms)

90 73 If anyone here knows whoring, its ramondo.
========

Really? Fuck you!
Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (vg8iE)

That's not funny

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (xJa6I)

91 He said negotiations over the bill showed how Google sometimes works with people who do not "align 100 percent with our views."

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

Wow. You "sometimes" work with people who do not "align 100 percent with our views."

Now how would we ever get the idea that your privacy-destroying, commie-enabling, monopolistic, libtard cesspool of a company leans left?

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (SOgjZ)

92 Any way I can partake of Google's largesse? Be aware that I would be a willing and enthusiastic participant in your program! Thanks in advance!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (sf1AO)

93 The votes are being counted by three officers of the 1922 committee
-------------------------------------------------------------------

So it's Coolidge?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (NFEMn)

94 Every organization and business in this country is a goddamned racket of one sort or another. (except AoSHQ)

Posted by: Gref at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (2Q/17)

95 It's like theres a, a, group, that's like, a Journolist thing, and they all talk to each other behind the scenes and control shit!

But that's silly!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (37IEG)

96 No, we get angry because we thought that whore only swung one way...

and don't like the fact they swing both, depending on who pays more.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 03:38 PM (NgKpN)


It's really like a weathervane in a tornado.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (hLRSq)

97 81 Oh I think there's some basis for reexamining anti-trust laws, since they are kind of unevenly applied. But I agree, its a pretty low priority to me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (39g3+)

What would you say if I gave you $15,000 to raise your priority?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (xJa6I)

98 Oh Cmon. Hotel California is way overrated and Take it Easy is a bit pretentious.... but they are in the Top Five American Rock N Roll Bands of All Time.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:37 PM (8XRCm)

The sheer scale of The Eagles success always mystified me.
Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (NFEMn)

-----

Lemme guess.

Youre in the 18-37 year old demographic???

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (8XRCm)

99 The sheer scale of The Eagles success always mystified me.
Posted by: JoeF.

Drugs are a Helluva drug.

Posted by: The 70's at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (nEOLy)

100
Google could pay for a lot of cruises, lemmetellya.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


The Kristol ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back, I'll drop a line

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (aKsyK)

101 93 The votes are being counted by three officers of the 1922 committee
-------------------------------------------------------------------

So it's Coolidge?
Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (NFEMn)

It's Lupus

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (xJa6I)

102 In principle, antitrust laws seem like some of the least offensive uses of government coercion in the free market to me.

Antitrust law reform isn't exactly high on my list of legislative priorities as a conservative.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously


Under a stone cold review of the laws, it's as anti-conservative as it gets. Remember this whole shit take about 'FREE TRADE' over the past 2 years from the NeverTrumpers?

The government should not have a thing to say about any company doing anything outside of fraud, crime, active aid to enemies*, or the abetting of such.

The GOPe has been a complete fraud in motion for the past 105 years.

* which I consider gurgle engaged in right now

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (ZejZP)

103 aww come on, when celebs go yachting on the Persian gulf with wealthy young Emiratis, it's just because of the high culture and respect for women for which Abu Dhabi has been known for centuries.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (HofIn)

104 17 What I find amazing is that they were created in America, by Americans... but now have values of other societies as their guidelines.

Posted by: Don Q.

sometimes that happens when you are born Russian. see Max Boot. Americanism isn't really in the cards for them.

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (nFwvY)

105 parliament of whores

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (Rarvo)

106 Past 100. OT

Go California, go!

State regulators proposing to tax text messages to support phone services for the poor

Goes to Fox News
http://bit.ly/2EizOfW

Love the one comment about people abusing text messages.
Kali's are f'n clueless.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (ftdxp)

107 If "conservatives" want to change antitrust law, then they should change antitrust law.

But they must not be permitted to pretend it doesn't exist and simply argue for nonenforcement of the law, as Obama did with DACA.


This touches on one thing that has always gotten me about libertarians like Pethoutkis and Tracinsky. And for that matter, Shapiro. Whenever this subject comes up they speak as though we were living under laws concocted by a triumvirate of Rand, Rothbard, and von Mises. And any action would be in violation of that.

This is absurd. The laws are what they are, and they are not written by Bastiat. They were written by, at best, pinko Dems and go-along Reps. At worst, they are really regulations created by bureaucrats.

But suddenly, for some reason, the (true) point that people change their economic activity because of the laws - a point they make over and over in other contexts - gets forgotten.

Ticks me off.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (VaN/j)

108 It's a convenient fiction that gets told often enough that people believe it, but it hasn't been true for a long time. The top valued companies now are Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Samsung. One of those isn't even based in the US, and the other 4 are undeniably pro-leftist agendas.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (KUaJL)

Stupid people still think that just because someone owns something and is rich, they must be "conservative."

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (NFEMn)

109 BURN IT DOWN
SCATTER THE STONES
SALT THE EARTH


Allen is our prophet

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (FTPVM)

110 Google owns Goodlatte? That's a shock.

I thought Amazon owned Goodlatte.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (LISuA)

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

He is not owned. He is a rental with multiple customers.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (ffYR/)

111 So now we're arguing about whether the Eagles were a great band or not? Back to work.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (2sCft)

112 "I think one of the directives we've gotten very clearly from Sundar
[Pichai, Google's CEO], his leadership is to build deeper relationships
with conservatives," Kovacevich said.


I wasn't aware that the phrase "build deeper relationships with" necessitated bribing them.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (fD23g)

113 It's Lupus


I rate this as : True

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (lwiT4)

114 Corporate or government "scientist" on the take: "X is true because look how many people agree."

This has long been a logical fallacy that many fall for. Truth is not a majority vote, its either true or not irregardless of how many "experts" agree upon it.

But for the credulous, ignorant, and ill-educated, it sounds compelling.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (39g3+)

115 Holy Shit, Macaulay Culkin is on Best of the Worst again!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (xJa6I)

116 80 Google owns Goodlatte? That's a shock.


I thought Amazon owned Goodlatte.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (LISuA)

Turns out he's easy.

Posted by: Google, stroking a white cat at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (RD7QR)

117 While explaining over Thanksgiving why global arming is a scam to overly control people's lives and usher in a global governance, I was accused of being a conspiracy theorist.

BUT THIS. This kind of Google dominated power abuse crap, fueled by the wormtongue-esque GOPe Nevertrumpers, is why conspiracy theories have legs! Peel back the mask, and the gaping maw of totalitarianism and chaos blinks back at you.

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (hvf9s)

118 113 It's Lupus


I rate this as : True
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (lwiT4)
===

LUPUS!? Is it Lupus!!!??

Posted by: George Costanza at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (BDZWU)

119 So now we're arguing about whether the Eagles were a great band or not?

Three of the five armies thought so.

Posted by: Beorn Free at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (nEOLy)

120

You know who else had Lupus? Jim Phelps of the IMF...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (/9p9e)

121 AEI Baaled out Google?


ISWYDT

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (WXewq)

122 he sheer scale of The Eagles success always mystified me.
Posted by: JoeF.

Drugs are a Helluva drug.
Posted by: The 70's at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (nEOLy)

You're telling us? Bloody Hell....

Posted by: Dark Side of the Moon at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (NFEMn)

123 116
80 Google owns Goodlatte? That's a shock.





I thought Amazon owned Goodlatte.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (LISuA)



Turns out he's easy.

Posted by: Google, stroking a white cat at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (RD7QR)
Good God people! Goodlatte isn't a house!
He's more like a time-share condo.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (37IEG)

124 I saw Parliament of Whores open for King Crimson at The Palace back in '88.

What a prince of a show !!!

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (BBhgz)

125 92 Any way I can partake of Google's largesse?

it strikes me that Large S would be a good name for a band.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 03:45 PM (xGZ+b)

126 Allen akbar!

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 03:45 PM (HofIn)

127 The government should not have a thing to say about
any company doing anything outside of fraud, crime, active aid to
enemies*, or the abetting of such.



The GOPe has been a complete fraud in motion for the past 105 years.



* which I consider gurgle engaged in right now

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (ZejZP)

Sounds great in theory but in the real world monopolies are bad. Would you prefer Ma Bell never being broken up?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 12, 2018 03:45 PM (CQ3Qb)

128 47 42 Is that Ben Shapiro in the MAGA hat texting?

Posted by: Under Fire at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (r9UYA)

Too tall.
Too tanned, rested and ready
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (xJa6I)


Does that mean it's Hillary?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 03:45 PM (VaN/j)

129 Google owns Goodlatte? That's a shock.


They doubled his estates in France.

Flake turn .. for much less.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 03:45 PM (WXewq)

130
I thought Amazon owned Goodlatte.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 03:39 PM (LISuA)



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



He is not owned. He is a rental with multiple customers.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM (ffYR/)

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

Kind of a condo Congressman, you're saying. There are many rooms in his mansion, and all of them are for sale.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 03:46 PM (LISuA)

131 So now we're arguing about whether the Eagles were a great band or not?

Three of the five armies thought so.
Posted by: Beorn Free at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (nEOLy)

So do we

Posted by: New England Patriots at December 12, 2018 03:46 PM (NFEMn)

132 Trump should announce tomorrow that a windfall profits tax should be imposed on tech giants like Google and then sit back and watch the schadenfreude as the left who was for such things in the past be now against it because...Orange Man bad.

Posted by: Augustine at December 12, 2018 03:46 PM (BDZWU)

133 You know who else had Lupus? Jim Phelps of the IMF...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (/9p9e)


I thought he had Graves Disease.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:46 PM (lwiT4)

134 It's "Conservative" think tanks funded by Google all the way down.

Posted by: ShainS -- #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 12, 2018 03:46 PM (z1Nsn)

135 Well, at least Huber won't be testifying before Congress.

That's good news, or something?

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 03:46 PM (9VeU0)

136 I saw Gaping Maw of Totalitarianism and Chaos open for Cannibal Corpse at Numbers in 1993.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 12, 2018 03:47 PM (HofIn)

137 Wow. Nice link in yer nick Zombie. I could get sooo lost in those hills.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 03:47 PM (zcM+Q)

138 "About 50 lobby journalists sitting in neat rows eagerly awaiting tonight's result . . . like a giddy classroom"

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-46533245

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:47 PM (+ZMGe)

139 The top valued companies now are Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Samsung.

I think those are the most valuable brands. The top five companies by market value is slightly different.

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook. Samsung is #12 by that measure.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 03:47 PM (9qZ3S)

140 Shoe the children With no shoes on their feet

House the people Livin' in the street Oh, oh, there's a solution

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 03:47 PM (LL1Be)

141 128 47 42 Is that Ben Shapiro in the MAGA hat texting?

Posted by: Under Fire at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (r9UYA)

Too tall.
Too tanned, rested and ready
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:35 PM (xJa6I)

Does that mean it's Hillary?
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 03:45 PM (VaN/j)

I would pay $15,000 to see Hilary wear a MAGA hat in public for the day.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:47 PM (xJa6I)

142 115 Holy Shit, Macaulay Culkin is on Best of the Worst again!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:43 PM (xJa6I)

Hmmm, Plinketto. Are there that many Culkin movies?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 12, 2018 03:48 PM (ycWCI)

143 "He is not owned. He is a rental with multiple customers."

So, like a hooker, right?

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 03:48 PM (fD23g)

144 Notification of IP address collection: All IP addresses interacting with this Internet posting have been catalogued.

This message was sent by an automated messaging bot. Please do not reply to this message.

Posted by: GooMazonCIA HQ at December 12, 2018 03:48 PM (DuAZ5)

145 The sheer scale of The Eagles success always mystified me.
Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:40 PM (NFEMn)

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Lemme guess.

Youre in the 18-37 year old demographic???
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:41 PM (8XRCm)

I wish.
I was 14 when like (apparently) every other American , I went out and bought Their Greatest Hits when it came out......

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:48 PM (NFEMn)

146 133 You know who else had Lupus? Jim Phelps of the IMF...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2018 03:44 PM (/9p9e)


I thought he had Graves Disease.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:46 PM (lwiT4)


Hand problems...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (/9p9e)

147 I think those are the most valuable brands. The top five companies by market value is slightly different.

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook. Samsung is #12 by that measure.
Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 03:47 PM (9qZ3S)

Probably. I got that list from Google (heh) and didn't really look to vet it. But the point stands. I can look at any list and I don't see a single company that has taken principled conservative stands on anything.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (KUaJL)

148
While explaining over Thanksgiving why global arming is a scam to overly control people's lives.



You heartless bastard

Posted by: Michelle Fields at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (TAmPV)

149 "He is not owned. He is a rental with multiple customers."

So, like a hooker, right?
Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 03:48 PM (fD23g)

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Pretty much the very definition of one.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (ffYR/)

150 >>>6 Ace throws us a curveball, goes Google over May Vote.


Yeah, so, I was half keeping my eye on that, but I didn't see any new news on it, and then AFTER I posted this, I clicked on CNN and saw that they would be announcing the result in 15 minutes.

SHIT. What a waste of a post.

Maybe I should put this one into draft?

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (PbpT7)

151 Sounds great in theory but in the real world monopolies are bad. Would you prefer Ma Bell never being broken up?

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We'd still have Dad yelling at us "Keep it down! I'm on LONG DISTANCE!"

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (SOgjZ)

152 The pursuit of money is the root of all evil - Saul of Tarsus

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (FTPVM)

153
What the hell???

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (/9p9e)

154 We're kinda running with this one, Ace, but do what ya want man.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:49 PM (xJa6I)

155
You know who else had Lupus? Jim Phelps of the IMF...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Lupus gave him the Willies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:50 PM (aKsyK)

156 Hello?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 03:50 PM (bQtop)

157 >>> 115 Holy Shit, Macaulay Culkin is on Best of the Worst again!

Yay, I liked him on there.

Over/under on whether the RLM guys have talked with him about banging Mila Kunis?

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 03:50 PM (hvf9s)

158 I can't believe you put this back in draft after 150 comments.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 03:50 PM (WXewq)

159
Oh I think there's some basis for reexamining anti-trust laws, since
they are kind of unevenly applied. But I agree, its a pretty low
priority to me.
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RICO, RICO, RICO . . .

As long as we are stuck with that abomination, might as well use it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (MIKMs)

160 Well since Planned Parenthood gets $500 million tax money, Google should get $500 billion because it says don't be evil. Of course, they mean you, not them.

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (cjJ09)

161 I'm sure it's a complete mystery to the likes of Paul Ryano, Bob Goodlatte, Mia Love, etc. how it is the Nutzy Palzi-led Donks swept the elections in 2018.
Because they'll never read articles like this one - which makes it abundantly clear why they got their clocks cleaned. Well that, and massive vote fraud in CA helped. A lot.

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (IbD2v)

162 What is this

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (bQtop)

163 Hmmm. The thrill of being FIRST! (assuming I still am when I press Post) seems to be far outweighed by the disappointment of having nothing to read here.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (sPgZ5)

164 ?

Posted by: Boots at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (e9omi)

165 He is not owned. He is a rental with multiple customers.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 03:42 PM


You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

Posted by: Stormy D. at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (ctuyM)

166 hey, my own thread!

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (cjJ09)

167 Are there any actual conservative think tanks?

I mean, I (and most of us here) sniffed out National Review was a con years ago.

But name one single conservative idea that is policy today because of the thinking power concentrated in these think tanks.

Or, as a dose of reality: How many liberal ideas have they given a veneer and repackaged as conservative?
And then became policy because it was a "conservative" proposal?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (TN1P5)

168 Sounds great in theory but in the real world monopolies are bad. Would you prefer Ma Bell never being broken up?


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 12, 2018 03:45 PM (CQ3Qb)
Have you been paying attention to where the seven Bell dwarves are these days? Bell Atlantic ate NyNex and then merged with GTE. BellSouth merged back in to ATT along with Ameritech, Southwestern Bell, and Pacific Telesis.
that leave ones baby bell that's not rejoined with a variation of the old Bells.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (37IEG)

169 91
He said negotiations over the bill showed how Google sometimes works with people who do not "align 100 percent with our views."



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Wow. You "sometimes" work with people who do not "align 100 percent with our views."



Now how would we ever get the idea that your privacy-destroying,
commie-enabling, monopolistic, libtard cesspool of a company leans left?

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That's what leapt out at me about this. Whores gonna whore is not shocking, but for Google to flat-out state how unusual it is they would use someone who doesn't kowtow to them completely.

Posted by: TheHoser at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (IDjUx)

170 There is a fundamental problem here. While it is true that the arguments, per se, that really free markets are self-correcting, that doesn't really amount to as much as people think. In real life, they have never existed, and there is no reason to think they can. The government, such as it is, will still be full of corruptible people. Even if the elected pols are somehow kept honest (hah!) the bureaucrats and judges cannot be.

Further, companies will still engage in fraud and extortion. And the government will not be able to suppress this very well. Along with the reasons above, it will lack - even where the will is present - the resources to detect and punish. Unless of course we have a panopticon state, but that just undermines the whole project.

To my mind, pure free marketeers are not all that different from the "socialism with the right people in charge" brigade. Maybe a little less deluded, but just a little.

And that doesn't even raise the question of whether successful capitalist societies tend to bring about cultures in which capitalism cannot survive. Not proven, I'll grant, but there is a prima facia case.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (VaN/j)

171
The sheer scale of The Eagles success always mystified me.
Simple. Take the Flying Burrito Brothers (w/Gram Parsons) and water it down to the lowest common denominator.
Do the same thing with the Allman Brothers, you get Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Do it to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and you get .38 Special.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (P/ALc)

172 ...and *poof!* The post is gone.

Posted by: johnd01 at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (ukNFU)

173 First???

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (0tfLf)

174 Pixy, you minx!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (0tfLf)

175 Muh payoff checks.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 04:41 PM (4ErVI)

176 Imagine if this was a tobacco company paying doctors.

Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 04:41 PM (WaxcS)

177 Back to the Future!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (2sCft)

178 Post up.

Poof, it's gone.

Another cloud of smoke, and it's back.

Sort of like the left's concern about women. I never suspected Ace of that.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (VaN/j)

179 Alderaan revisited.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (ftdxp)

180 OK, now I'm just confused and angry.

Posted by: Archer at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (gmo/4)

181 Google is not a monopoly. Plain and simple. Neither was Microsoft anything near a monopoly when the government and various states ganged up and stole hundreds of billions from them.

The definition of "monopoly" has gotten really watered down.

You want to go after Google then there are tons of legitimate ways to go about it, but the "monopoly" play is not one of them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (oRu+u)

182 More on this subject later today.

Posted by Ace of Spades


promise kept

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (nFwvY)

183 Is this why I get so many disgusting "Ben Shapiro pwnz da left with 1 tweet plus proves only racists voted 4 Trump" in my youtube recommendations all the time?

Posted by: Ceremonial Mace +6 at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (7PwuC)

184 It's like an alien abduction. There's a block of time we can't account for on this thread.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (2sCft)

185 >>>There is a fundamental problem here. While it is true that the arguments, per se, that really free markets are self-correcting, that doesn't really amount to as much as people think.

There's another problem: Timescale.

Let's say I agree that Google will become so thuggish in its censorship and INTERFERENCE WITH US ELECTIONS (just like RUSSIA!) that a competitor will eventually rise and become its equal.

What is the time scale we're talking about? 10 years? 20 years? NEVER?! (Some monopolies are too powerful and remain in place forever.)

Should we just wait for the magic of the self-correcting market for 20 or 30 years while we're censored, surveilled, and manipulated politically? After 30 years of Google stacking the deck for Democrats, what exactly would be left of America to conserve?

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (PbpT7)

186 I've got some serious Deja Vu going on.

Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (G0vdT)

187 I hate the Left, But I hate RINOs and traitors more.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (yWXpx)

188
.....because......... he......... was............




looking for love in Alderaann places......

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (8XRCm)

189 Week before his congressional testimony Sundar dumped close to 20 % of his holdings in Google supposedly.

If true, could be problematic.

Posted by: simplemind at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (OYTRN)

190 Funny how these TruCons are so very selective

Now now ace, collapse the nuance and you'll collapse the West.

Posted by: DaveA at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (FhXTo)

191 One big incestuous ouroboros of daisy-chained dicksuckers.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (NWiLs)

192 This thread is not new, it is old, and sullied!


Like Hillary Clinton!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (37IEG)

193 This thread is not new, it is old, and sullied!


Like Hillary Clinton!
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Smells like cat piss.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (ftdxp)

194 >>> Google is not a monopoly. Plain and simple. Neither was Microsoft anything near a monopoly when the government and various states ganged up and stole hundreds of billions from them.

The definition of "monopoly" has gotten really watered down.

...

yeah it's gotten "watered down" to 85% dominance. Really, really watered down. I mean, a company which controls 90% of the market its in and which routinely acts in concert with other companies to deplatform its competitors is not the sort of "monopoly" we should worry about.

We should just accept that Google will be picking our presidents for the next 30 years until the magic of market discipline self-corrects.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (PbpT7)

195 One of my first thoughts was why did Google even bother with AEI and CEI? Do they still have any influence over us, if they ever did? Then I realized AEI and CEI and their ilk are there to influence GOPe in Congress, not us plebes.

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (786Ro)

196 One big incestuous ouroboros of daisy-chained dicksuckers.

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Tell you what. Screw the MSM. Some of the VERY best writers are right fucking here on this blog.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (8XRCm)

197 181 Google is not a monopoly. Plain and simple. Neither was Microsoft anything near a monopoly when the government and various states ganged up and stole hundreds of billions from them.

The definition of "monopoly" has gotten really watered down.

You want to go after Google then there are tons of legitimate ways to go about it, but the "monopoly" play is not one of them.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (oRu+u)


This has been discussed already. While not a monopoly under the ordinary and original meaning, it is so under US law. Or at least, that's the argument.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (VaN/j)

198 I'm starting to hate the Libertarian wing of the conservative movement.

I used to consider myself more of a libertarian than a conservative because it seemed like conservatives were too focused on socon issues I thought were more or less just virtue signaling, but the libertarians seem almost gleeful at the prospect of a few social marxist oligarchs ruling over us.

Posted by: Blago at December 12, 2018 04:48 PM (UfkIY)

199 196 One big incestuous ouroboros of daisy-chained dicksuckers.

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Tell you what. Screw the MSM. Some of the VERY best writers are right fucking here on this blog.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (8XRCm)


Mostly they people who write "First!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2018 04:48 PM (/9p9e)

200 but the libertarians seem almost gleeful at the prospect of a few social marxist oligarchs ruling over us.

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you misspelled "legal weed".

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (8XRCm)

201
Re : ZH article on Google

I struggled with the title of this piece, because ever since the 2016 election, usage of the term "deep state" has become overly associated with Trump cheerleaders. I'm not referring to people who voted for Trump, whom I can both understand and respect, I'm talking about the Trump cultists. Like most people who mindlessly and enthusiastically attach themselves to political figures, they tend to be either morons or opportunists.


oh goody. Zero to Nevertrumper in a single paragraph.

Please DO go on...

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (LL1Be)

202 What I learn from this is that if Google is alowing a "conservative" to be promoted or popular on their networks and media, then they are likely useless, ineffective or just plain fake-right.

Weakly Standard, Shapiro, George Will, Ect. Ect.

Posted by: Ceremonial Mace +6 at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (7PwuC)

203 Monopolies were never absolute monopolies. All a monopoly has to do to prevent itself from being a true monopoly is invest in, or contrive, a tiny competitor which might have 0.5% of the market and then they can say "We're not a TRUE monopoly!"

Whatever. If you're open to bullshit like that, then you're just pro-monopoly.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (PbpT7)

204 Cherif Chekatt, who remained on the lam Wednesday after a deadly rampage at a Christmas market in France, had been on police radar after being radicalized while jailed in three countries for a variety of crimes, officials said.

See Jail bad. berry berry bad
I am sure he was a mother's joy before the white bastards jailed him....FREE HEUY

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (yWXpx)

205 193 This thread is not new, it is old, and sullied!


Like Hillary Clinton!
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Smells like cat piss.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (ftdxp)


Don't forget the chardonnay.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (VaN/j)

206 193
This thread is not new, it is old, and sullied!





Like Hillary Clinton!

Posted by: DamnedYankee





Smells like cat piss.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (ftdxp)
this has often made me wonder, what was so bad about Sully that they named a bad thing after him?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (37IEG)

207 Muh free markets is a theory that came from a book. So did Marxism. Neither has ever existed in its pure form and neither ever will. They don't take into account human nature, or at least not enough to realize that people aren't robots who mechanically march to some theoretical utopia. Ain't happening in this world.

Just the Oh Yeah You Want Me To Do That Well Fuck You I'm Gonna Do Just The Opposite brigade is enough to sink any of these magical theories. Those people exist and can monkeywrench any beautiful plans.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (4ErVI)

208
Willowed:

"people who are waiting for asylum in Tijuana say they'll go back home for fifty large."

Migrant? You can have my answer now, if you like. My offer is this: nothing.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (LsBY9)

209 Off damn Mace Sock

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (7PwuC)

210 >>>198 I'm starting to hate the Libertarian wing of the conservative movement.


Been here for a while. There's beer in the fridge.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (PbpT7)

211 In a company-wide meeting a couple of weeks later, on March 1, Google's public policy team described the blog posts as the fruit of Google's efforts to build deeper relationships with conservatives Trucon Beltway Establishment Experts, according to an audio recording of the meeting reviewed by WIRED.


FIFY

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM (786Ro)

212 And I didn't even need to Goggle ouroboros because I watch the Syfy channel.

Whoa! Back to Google!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM (xfb67)

213 Sounds great in theory but in the real world monopolies are bad. Would you prefer Ma Bell never being broken up?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


Two kinds of monopolies: natural and government chartered.

What we have in the us are an evil mix of both.

Remove the implicit charters and the natural monopolies will melt in the sunlight of exposure to a real free market.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM (ZejZP)

214 Nope. Fuch Google. Burn it down and split it up. If Trump had a hair on his ass he would be twisting arms and using his political will and talent to break google apart.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM (0OmEj)

215 @17 What I find amazing is that they were created in America, by Americans... but now have values of other societies as their guidelines.
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My recollection is that both Alphabet (i.e. Google's parent company) and Microsoft are led by Indians (dot, not feather). i.e. they're probably led by people who were born into the upper-tier castes, and have carried over the attitudes that they grew up with in India's caste system.

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2018 04:51 PM (Fp6vo)

216 Mostly they people who write "First!"


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2018 04:48 PM (/9p9e)

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I see the potential for much wider exposure. How does First: The Movie strike you?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 04:51 PM (Gsi5v)

217 and which routinely acts in concert with other companies to deplatform its competitors is not the sort of "monopoly" we should worry about.

Corporate collusion is something you can legitimately go after.

We should just accept that Google will be picking our presidents for the next 30 years until the magic of market discipline self-corrects.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (PbpT7)


Finding Google's in-kind political donations (unreported) is another.

I'm sure the IRS could find all sorts of shit on Google - legitimate issues.

You don't have to destroy the concept of a monopoly in order to attack Google. I hate Google as much as anyone, but I hate the government making up bullshit even more.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:51 PM (oRu+u)

218 >>Google is not a monopoly. Plain and simple. Neither was Microsoft anything near a monopoly when the government and various states ganged up and stole hundreds of billions from them.

>>The definition of "monopoly" has gotten really watered down.

>>You want to go after Google then there are tons of legitimate ways to go about it, but the "monopoly" play is not one of them.

I'm not sure how you can argue that. It's market dominance is not only dominant to the point where the competition is virtually irrelevant, their dominance sets the market price for advertising and other services where they compete.

They are already being investigated by the EU and Australia for market monopoly. They seem to be the very definition of a monopoly to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:51 PM (/tuJf)

219 Ace throws us a curveball, goes Google over May Vote.


Yeah, so, I was half keeping my eye on that, but I didn't see any new news on it, and then AFTER I posted this, I clicked on CNN and saw that they would be announcing the result in 15 minutes.

SHIT. What a waste of a post.

Maybe I should put this one into draft?
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All of the sudden I feel like a shelf, sitting on the floor, unmoored to anything. Just sitting there, nothing on me but some dust and moldering expectations.

Posted by: simplemind at December 12, 2018 04:52 PM (TN3ry)

220 Hey, Ace, in your May Vote thread, the headline makes it sound like "Her Own MPs" and "Conservatives" are two different groups. They're the same. I know you know that, it just reads funny.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:52 PM (+ZMGe)

221 I support the nationalization of all of Big Tech. I would prefer a market solution, but it's clear they deplatform any attempted competition via domain hosting and pay processors.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at December 12, 2018 04:52 PM (7PwuC)

222 yeah it's gotten "watered down" to 85% dominance. Really, really watered down. I mean, a company which controls 90% of the market its in and which routinely acts in concert with other companies to deplatform its competitors is not the sort of "monopoly" we should worry about.


Then what? Make them make their search algorithms worse?

It's not as if we're waiting for plucky undergrads working out of a garage to come up with better search. Freaking Microsoft is trying to compete with them.

That's all the money and all the brains you can throw at a thing and it's not succeeding.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 04:52 PM (fuK7c)

223 I may have put too much sugar in the cream cheese.
Or too much tasting of the cream cheese as I blended in the sugar.

The crash is going to be epic.

Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM (hrcfq)

224 Monopoly sucks. Never could win that damn game.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM (NLLmE)

225
I see the potential for much wider exposure. How does First: The Movie strike you?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 04:51 PM (Gsi5v)
This movie will star me, for I am always first! As Allah wills!

Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM (37IEG)

226 This has been discussed already. While not a monopoly under the ordinary and original meaning, it is so under US law. Or at least, that's the argument.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (VaN/j)

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The term for them is Oligopoly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (ffYR/)

227 Raise your hand if you have family or friends who say I would quit them, but?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (bQtop)

228 224 Monopoly sucks. Never could win that damn game.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM (NLLmE)

Be the banker and then loan yourself money.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (4ErVI)

229 Libertarian - a person who screams Laissez-faire, but really means socialism now, socialism tomorrow, socialism forever.

Posted by: Archer at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (gmo/4)

230 I just realized the different meaning of "woo" - nonsensical bullshit intended to pull the wool - is more accurate than "express love towards"/"seduce", in every sense other than Wanting To Do That Thing In Your Mouth.

Google's henchpersyns are definitely trying to woo us in the selling-us-a-bill-of-goods sense.

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (HtLSE)

231 Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM (NLLmE)



Be the banker and then loan yourself money.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (4ErVI)
Be the banker and cheat. Just like real life!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (37IEG)

232 BTW, Microsoft wasn't broken up or anything. It was forbidden to engage in the practice of "tying," which is using your monopoly in one area (here, MS had a monopoly in operating systems installed on DOS/IBM clone computers) to obtain a competitive advantage in ANOTHER field (here, in the internet browser field).

I don't see what's so radical about telling a monopoly, "No, you can't use your monopolistic power in this one area to squash competition in this other area in which there is currently a lot of competition."

Google is currently setting the rules for the whole tech industry as to what speech people may engage in. You think it's a conincidence that when one "Independent" Tech Monster bans someone, everyone else bans him within a week?

No-- there's coordination, and a default to employing Google's "algorithmic" definitions of Forbidden Speech.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (PbpT7)

233 There is nothing wrong with Googlag that a damn good carpet bombing wouldn't fix

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (OLCnA)

234 This movie will star me, for I am always first! As Allah wills!
Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM (37IEG)

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Yeah. "FIRST"......(six hundred years later). Blow me.

Posted by: Jesus H Christ. at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (8XRCm)

235 I guess I'm pro-monopoly.

That's okay with me. None of the traditional monopolies in America have ever been able to withstand the market and progress for very long ... except for the ones that the government sanctioned and protected, of course.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (oRu+u)

236 I always thought "Libertarian" meant "I don't want to admit I'm a Liberal".

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (NLLmE)

237 Be the banker and then loan yourself money.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (4ErVI)

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Loan???

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (8XRCm)

238 192 This thread is not new, it is old, and sullied!


Like Hillary Clinton!
Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (37IEG)

Who will never be President!

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (+ZMGe)

239
Let's say I agree that Google will become so thuggish in its censorship and INTERFERENCE WITH US ELECTIONS (just like RUSSIA!) that a competitor will eventually rise and become its equal.

What is the time scale we're talking about? 10 years? 20 years? NEVER?! (Some monopolies are too powerful and remain in place forever.)

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Also, thuggish monopolies don't play fair, especially once they are YUUUUGE. You can bet they'd be bribing congressmen and senators by the boatload and changing the rules to protect their interests and undercut competition.

say how long has Disney extended the copyright on Mickey?

Posted by: simplemind at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (snB0C)

240 210 >>>198 I'm starting to hate the Libertarian wing of the conservative movement.


Been here for a while. There's beer in the fridge.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (PbpT7)


While I was never a libertarian, I did like most of the ones I knew back in the 60s through early 80s. Then, my view was there was a long path down the road we could walk together before parting company.

But the new lot are much worse. They seem to think a lot less about, e.g., freedom of thought, and a lot more about toking up. Granted, the latter was common in those days too, but it wasn't such a principle. Also, they've gone from mostly atheists to overwhelmingly Christianity hating.

One thing they had in common, then as now, is refusal to even address the question of how to keep a society even partly open to the kinds of liberty they wanted. Somehow, that was supposed to work itself out.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (VaN/j)

241 >>>235 I guess I'm pro-monopoly.

That's okay with me. None of the traditional monopolies in America have ever been able to withstand the market and progress for very long ... except for the ones that the government sanctioned and protected, of course.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (oRu+u)
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We like Google, Facebook, and Twitter

Posted by: NSA at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (7PwuC)

242 We hateses leftovers, precious.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (zcM+Q)

243

I favor fascism.

As long as I'm the fascist.

Posted by: Purple Headed Diamond Cutter at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (q1al1)

244 You know what's a cool word? Monopsony.

That's when there's only one buyer. I learned that by accident in college when there was an obscure little booklet next to the book I was looking for.

I stole all of the booklet's ideas and got an A.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (fuK7c)

245 >>>Then what? Make them make their search algorithms worse?

It's not as if we're waiting for plucky undergrads working out of a garage to come up with better search. Freaking Microsoft is trying to compete with them.

...

Monopolies are forbidden by law to engage in "tying," using a monopoly position to gain a competitive advantage in another field.

Like, say, political choice.

Watch "The Creepy Line," especially the last half hour, and then get back to me. It's on Amazon and free on Amazon Prime.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (PbpT7)

246 It's like the Gilded Age never happened with some people.

Back then those guys, and I'm thinking of the railroads and the Vanderbilts, used to rig the stock market. They were throwing the entire economy into tailspins while they played casino against their enemies. I have no doubt in my mind that Google would do the same thing if it could.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (4ErVI)

247 I absolutely think Google is a monopoly. They own how the world sees the internet.

We've never really seen a business with this much power over just about every facet of society, business, politics and culture.

What exactly would be the downside for the government breaking them up? Are there really many anarchist libertarians out there that never seem to say a peep about the 300,000 of regulations on business, but this is their hill to die on? Making sure Google gets to flex their power without interruption?

Posted by: Blago at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (UfkIY)

248 The world powers are betting on evil winning this time. After all Time mag said God is dead. Yeah go with that.

Posted by: John Doe at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (WX+x0)

249 Get your fasces! Get your fasces!

Posted by: Bundle of Sticks Inc at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (37IEG)

250 So here's the thing - I hate Google with the white-hot intensity of 1000 suns. And I type this on a Google Chromebook while checking a text message on my Google Pixel phone.
Because, seriously, where else you gonna go other than OffTheGrid(tm)?

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (IbD2v)

251 They are already being investigated by the EU and Australia for market monopoly.

Not the people I turn to for help in understanding business. If the EU is against something then my first instinct is that I should probably be for it.

They seem to be the very definition of a monopoly to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:51 PM (/tuJf)


Odd definition you must have, there.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (oRu+u)

252 I don't understand how breaking up the tech giants would make them less censorious or Orwellian/NSA-ish (which is my beef with them, more so than their market practices ).

Say Google gets broke up into 10 "baby Googles", like what happened to Bell. What's to stop them from simply carrying on as always (aside from market dominance )? 10 baby Googles censoring anyone to the right of the Daily Kos, instead of one big Google doing it? 10 baby Googles invading privacy instead of one big Google doing it.

I'm asking a question rather than making an argument here. If we break them up, how does that change their worldview and their behavior? I don't think even 1 or 2 of the new, "baby Googles" or "baby Facebooks" would become liberalized (in the conservative / libertarian meaning ). Still a bunch soi-soaked mini-maoists.

Posted by: Hands at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (786Ro)

253 So in the face of monolithic, and arguably monopolistic activity dependent on destroying the 1st , 4th and 5th Amendments to the Constitution in order to operate, Zerohedge asshole is pissed off because some clown is wearing Trump pajamas.... or something.


Unserious Anti-semitic Libertarian Cheetos and Wheed fucktards, the lot of them.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (LL1Be)

254 This movie will star me, for I am always first! As Allah wills!
Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM


The patriarchal race to claim "First!" is just another example of male entitlement.

The presumed right to use and abuse something and then walk away to conquer something new is a hallmark of colonialism.

Posted by: Marcie Bianco at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (ctuyM)

255 Google is an advertiser. Whether it's a monopoly under the law has to be based on whether it monopolizes advertising business to a degree that it effectively shuts out competition from other advertisers.

The fact that Google makes itself an effective advertiser by collecting and correlating enormous amounts of data about the people targeted by its ads is irrelevant under current definitions of a monopoly.

That's not saying there aren't other ways of going after Google, but anti-trust law seems to be a poor tool for this.

Hey! Give it to Mueller! He'll find something.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (Gsi5v)

256
How does First: The Movie strike you?

Can there be a First 2 ?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (aKsyK)

257 >>That's okay with me. None of the traditional monopolies in America have ever been able to withstand the market and progress for very long ... except for the ones that the government sanctioned and protected, of course.

Do you know what happened when the government was forced to break up the telephone monopoly? Competition brought us the a multitude of new communication technologies that never would have seen the light of day if one company had been allowed to dominate the entire market sector.

One of those technologies that bloomed was the internet and that brought us search engines and that brought us Google.

And here we are. Again.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (/tuJf)

258 232 BTW, Microsoft wasn't broken up or anything. It was forbidden to engage in the practice of "tying," which is using your monopoly in one area (here, MS had a monopoly in operating systems installed on DOS/IBM clone computers) to obtain a competitive advantage in ANOTHER field (here, in the internet browser field).

I don't see what's so radical about telling a monopoly, "No, you can't use your monopolistic power in this one area to squash competition in this other area in which there is currently a lot of competition."

Google is currently setting the rules for the whole tech industry as to what speech people may engage in. You think it's a conincidence that when one "Independent" Tech Monster bans someone, everyone else bans him within a week?

No-- there's coordination, and a default to employing Google's "algorithmic" definitions of Forbidden Speech.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (PbpT7)



Yep. Google gets to use their search engine algorithms to fudge the results so conservative sources or just general information contrary to their preferred narrative to show up on Page 8 of search results. They can blacklist a company's ad even if it doesn't actually run against any rules just because the owners are conservative. They can ban people on youtube and claim they violated terms when there is no proof.

And then they get Facebook and Twitter to join in on their new standards.

Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (WaxcS)

259 >>> None of the traditional monopolies in America have ever been able to withstand the market and progress for very long ...

What is your definition of "for very long"? For a generation or two?

A generation or two doesn't seem like much looking back a hundred years, but try living through it in the premise.

The social left took control of the universities -- monopolistic control of ideas -- a genration or two ago.

When do you see the magic of market forces correcting that? And how many generations of Brainwashed Socialist Retards are we willing to put up with while we wait for the Magic of Market Forces to unfuck the academy?

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (PbpT7)

260 235 I guess I'm pro-monopoly.

That's okay with me. None of the traditional monopolies in America have ever been able to withstand the market and progress for very long ... except for the ones that the government sanctioned and protected, of course.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (oRu+u)



You mean like they're doing with google?

Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 05:00 PM (WaxcS)

261 226 This has been discussed already. While not a monopoly under the ordinary and original meaning, it is so under US law. Or at least, that's the argument.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (VaN/j)

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The term for them is Oligopoly.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (ffYR/)


So what? Law isn't philosophy. In all cases the functioning definition, unless already established IN LAW, is written in. And they cannot be exactly the same as either technical or ordinary language uses them.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 05:00 PM (VaN/j)

262 And here we are. Again.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (/tuJf)

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On our own.

Going down the only road we've ever known!!

Posted by: whitesnake at December 12, 2018 05:00 PM (8XRCm)

263 The presumed right to use and abuse something and then walk away to conquer something new is a hallmark of colonialism.

Posted by: Marcie Bianco at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (ctuyM)
My sword, is right, there is no presumption woman!

Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at December 12, 2018 05:00 PM (37IEG)

264 Get your feces! Get your feces!
Posted by: Bundle of Sticks Inc at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: The Sidewalks of San Francisco at December 12, 2018 05:00 PM (ctuyM)

265 257 >>That's okay with me. None of the traditional monopolies in America have ever been able to withstand the market and progress for very long ... except for the ones that the government sanctioned and protected, of course.

Do you know what happened when the government was forced to break up the telephone monopoly? Competition brought us the a multitude of new communication technologies that never would have seen the light of day if one company had been allowed to dominate the entire market sector.

One of those technologies that bloomed was the internet and that brought us search engines and that brought us Google.

And here we are. Again.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (/tuJf)

I agree with this, except that google's reach is much larger. So the US government could only hobble google in the US. Which would hobble us.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (+ZMGe)

266 Slow Train has arrived.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (PUmDY)

267 "try living through it in the present," I meant.

One can look at standard oil and shrug and say "Oh, that would have worked itself out in 60 years."

Easy to say, looking back after "magic" would have fixed things (one presupposes).

But how about living through a monopoly for 20 or 40 years?

Especially an evil one with an eye towards political manipulation and even mind control (or, at least: strong mind INFLUENCE)?

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (PbpT7)

268
Can there be a First 2 ?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 04:58 PM (aKsyK)
I've worked for you haven't I? Where all the projects are the #1 priority?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (37IEG)

269 Maybe we won't have a yellow jacket movement, how about a Howard Beal, "were not going to take it anymore" movement?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (bQtop)

270 ah don't worry, on a long enough time scale we're all dead anyway.

I'm sure Big Brother will be benevolent.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (PbpT7)

271 We've never really seen a business with this much power over just about every facet of society, business, politics and culture.

What exactly would be the downside for the government breaking them up? Are there really many anarchist libertarians out there that never seem to say a peep about the 300,000 of regulations on business, but this is their hill to die on? Making sure Google gets to flex their power without interruption?

Posted by: Blago at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (UfkIY)

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In reality, I don't see Govt. breaking them up. For one, there's the serious lobbying coin they have spread around. For another, Gulag does a tremendous amount of business with Govt. They can root out information that the Govt. can't, at least within the law.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 05:02 PM (ffYR/)

272 The photo is funny.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 05:02 PM (PUmDY)

273 Completely OT, but my local supermarket just opened a bar in the store.
Now I can sit in comfort and enjoy a brew while Mrs D shops and not hide out in my car.
Damn I love 'Murica!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 05:02 PM (h8FRs)

274 except that google's reach is much larger. So the US government could only hobble google in the US. Which would hobble us.
Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (+ZMGe)

Don't have to hobble anything...just make sure google, twitter, FB, and the other media monopolies do NOT censor FREE SPEECH.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2018 05:02 PM (yWXpx)

275 270
ah don't worry, on a long enough time scale we're all dead anyway.



I'm sure Big Brother will be benevolent.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:01 PM (PbpT7)
Dude, that's a variation of when you're getting ass raped, relax and enjoy it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM (37IEG)

276 You only have to walk across the room and yell out of the window

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM (bQtop)

277 I support the nationalization of all of Big Tech. I would prefer a market solution, but it's clear they deplatform any attempted competition via domain hosting and pay processors



I support nationalization. After all, that is what banana republics do, and that is what the left seems to want us to be. So shove it up, break it off.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM (ftdxp)

278 Heh. Unfuck the Academy would make a fine bumper sticker.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM (zcM+Q)

279 We've never really seen a business with this much power over just about every facet of society, business, politics and culture.

Posted by: Blago at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (UfkIY)

Ahem.

Posted by: Standard Oil at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM (IbD2v)

280 Do you know what happened when the government was forced to break up the telephone monopoly? Competition brought us the a multitude of new communication technologies that never would have seen the light of day if one company had been allowed to dominate the entire market sector.

One of those technologies that bloomed was the internet and that brought us search engines and that brought us Google.

And here we are. Again.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (/tuJf)

Who didn't like waiting a few months to get a telephone installed? That was bad but at least you didn't have to worry about shopping for a phone at the store since you could only get one through the telephone monopoly.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 12, 2018 05:04 PM (4ErVI)

281 The Creepy Line points out that the government is increasing fused with gmail -- most government mail systems are actually gmail with the google branding taken off. When people share docs in government, they're using google docs. Again, Google branding removed. But it's google docs.

Whenever they pay for data storage and compression, they pay google.

And of course the NSA is in bed with Google.

But whatever, it's a "Free Market" and everything with no government interference.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:04 PM (PbpT7)

282 279
We've never really seen a business with this much power over just about every facet of society, business, politics and culture.

Posted by: Blago at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (UfkIY)

Ahem.


Posted by: Standard Oil at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM (IbD2v)
This guy needs to hold our beers.

Posted by: AT&T at December 12, 2018 05:04 PM (37IEG)

283 This is rich.

Remember just a week or two ago, the discussion was that not only was a Dem (Harris) going to lose her seat on the judiciary committee due to gains the Republicans made but that the Turtle was going to shrink the committee to 15 seats, meaning that Booker was going to lose his seat as well....

Welp, the uniparty strikes again.

Just read that Harris and Booker have retained their seat.

You may be wondering: "How the hell did that happen?".

McConnell not only didn't shrink the committee, he F'ing expanded it!

You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 05:04 PM (G0vdT)

284 Leninist Google is proving Lenin right;

"Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 12, 2018 05:04 PM (0Ntuf)

285 >>> Completely OT, but my local supermarket just opened a bar in the store. Now I can sit in comfort and enjoy a brew while Mrs D shops and not hide out in my car. Damn I love 'Murica!!!

So it's a kiddie playpen but for adults....Clever girl.

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (hvf9s)

286 i'm done. It's all too corrupt to continue.
Burn it down.
Burn it down.

Posted by: mr. bitterness at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (hX8y3)

287 Yellow Vest protesters blame the Jews
It did not take long before the violent economic protests racking France turned anti-Semitic, blaming Jews for their woes and controlling the government; Synagogues shuttered for first time; Spike in emigration inquiries.

But of course
What took so long
Memo to European/British Jews: GET THE FUCK OUT WHILE YOU CAN..Or suffer the fate of whites in South Africa

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (yWXpx)

288 -
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Watch "The Creepy Line," especially the last half hour, and then get back to me. It's on Amazon and free on Amazon Prime.





Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM

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Heh. That sounds a bit like: "Read the essay 'Satan Sucks'. It's tattooed on Beelzebub's scrotum."

Posted by: irright at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (pMGkg)

289 Say Google gets broke up into 10 "baby Googles", like what happened to Bell. What's to stop them from simply carrying on as always (aside from market dominance )? 10 baby Googles censoring anyone to the right of the Daily Kos, instead of one big Google doing it? 10 baby Googles invading privacy instead of one big Google doing it.

Posted by: Hands

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Unless they are illegally colluding with one another, the benefit would be if some are discriminating, others can pick up that lost business. Competition is what makes "good" capitalism work.

The problem is now, Google can really do whatever the hell it wants and it might lose .05% of market share. They have no fear because they know there are no real alternatives. And a company with that sort of power and no consequences to abusing it is very dangerous.

This goes beyond silly issues like lassiez-faire business interests. Our politics and culture are on the line and Google is very interested in controlling both.

Posted by: Blago at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (UfkIY)

290 Unfuck the Academy would make a fine bumper sticker.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM


This.

Posted by: Kevin Hart at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (ctuyM)

291 When do you see the magic of market forces correcting that? And how many generations of Brainwashed Socialist Retards are we willing to put up with while we wait for the Magic of Market Forces to unfuck the academy?
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Most higher education maybe 75% can't be unfucked. Were gonna have to drop neutron bombs to get rid of the NPC's and it'll take a generation to get real humans back in the majority. And that's assuming the average American woman decides she wants to have half as many kids as she has purses. Okay don't panic, y'all would need to start having litters, let's say 1/3 as many kids as purses.

Posted by: simplemind at December 12, 2018 05:06 PM (TN3ry)

292 Unfuck the Academy would make a fine bumper sticker.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 05:03 PM

This.
Posted by: Kevin Hart at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (ctuyM)

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*snort

Posted by: whitesnake at December 12, 2018 05:06 PM (8XRCm)

293 Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 05:04 PM (G0vdT)

You didn't seriously expect anything different, did you?

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 05:06 PM (IbD2v)

294 Googles also got an app for reporting un-Islamic behaviour to the Indonesian authorities...

There's a link at Insty's for: Google Hosts Sharia Law App Enabling Muslims to Report Blasphemy and Heresy to the Police

BTW, Twitter is allowing the Paki government to tweet people that they've violated Paki (Islamic) law...

https://twitter.com/mightyobvious/status/
1072716783843344386

Most of the responses are Arabic (I assume) if you click through; and... more here...

https://twitter.com/miss9afi/status/
1069712704187875328/photo/1

BTW, a Canadian journalist, Anthony Furey, has also received a "you are breaking Pakistani law" Twitter warning too.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 05:06 PM (Evws/)

295 BABY DELIVERED PREMATURELY AFTER MOTHER WOUNDED IN OFRA TERROR ATTACK DIES
Earlier in the day, the babys parents Shira and Amichai Ish-ran, hospitalized for injuries sustained in the attack, visited the baby for the first time.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2018 05:06 PM (yWXpx)

296 Do you know what happened when the government was forced to break up the telephone monopoly? Competition brought us the a multitude of new communication technologies that never would have seen the light of day if one company had been allowed to dominate the entire market sector.

Uh ... government MADE the monopoly of Mas Bell.

And much of Bell wanted to be broken up because they had tons of technology that they weren't allowed to market.

One of those technologies that bloomed was the internet and that brought us search engines and that brought us Google.

And here we are. Again.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (/tuJf)


The internet blooming had more to do with government repealing its own legislative restrictions than with Ma Bell.

Ma Bell was a government monopoly, sort of like many utilities ... which is what many wanted to bring back with the crazy "Net Neutrality" crap. Guess who loved "Net Neutrality" ...?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (oRu+u)

297 So it's a kiddie playpen but for adults....Clever girl.
Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 05:05 PM (hvf9s)

*******

I know huh??!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (h8FRs)

298 >>>Don't have to hobble anything...just make sure google, twitter, FB, and the other media monopolies do NOT censor FREE SPEECH.


and they must be regulated regarding anti-competitive manipulation of search terms.

You gotta watch The Creepy Line. This is stuff Google is already doing -- DURING POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.

During the 2016 election, they suppressed negative search results for Hillary Clinton but did not do so for Trump or Sanders.

Studies found that from 60% to 100% of people were influenced by these manipulated search terms -- if a search result comes up all positive, they almost all think "Wow, that person is a good person."

Studies have found that 10% to 20% of actual votes can be shifted by this kind of search result manipulation.

The guy who first wrote this up in 2013 for the Washington Post WAS BLOCKED FROM USING GOOGLE starting the very next day after the study was published!

Google claimed "coincidence."

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (PbpT7)

299 When do you see the magic of market forces correcting that? And how many generations of Brainwashed Socialist Retards are we willing to put up with while we wait for the Magic of Market Forces to unfuck the academy? 

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (PbpT7)

One. As in one year, not one generation. The student loan bubble is going to explode, and who knows what the hell will replace it. Why the Republicans don't neuter a major enemy by restricting loans to Gender Studies majors, I have no idea- oh wait, banks.

As for Google having complete dominance everywhere but America: dream on. China just about had them on a leash and the EU is salivating to tear them apart. The world will, unquestionably, be better off when Google is rendered a corpse.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (qqEFK)

300 OT: Just Cuz it's fun!


Someone remade the new Godzilla trailer using similar footage from old Godzilla movies:

Enjoy the Cheese!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=147&v=J_v4POTywPQ

Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (9X624)

301 Who hosts the Academy Awards?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 05:08 PM (bQtop)

302 Heh - in case you haven't noticed my young apprenti, we're back down to 3 big companies.

Verizon, ATT, Qwest.

Oh, and in the process, we ATE GTE, which was "the other phone company".

Soon, we shall have all the rings of power forged by the dwarf lords, plus the secret decoder whistle ring held by GTE!

Posted by: AT&Sauron at December 12, 2018 05:08 PM (37IEG)

303 The Goolag engaging in propaganda efforts? Who would have guessed?

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 05:08 PM (HTHlp)

304 New York AG just made a declaration of war against Trump and his family. See CTH.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 12, 2018 05:08 PM (vWMNq)

305 216 I see the potential for much wider exposure. How does First: The Movie strike you?

meh. it'll probably just be a warmed over angry birds.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 05:09 PM (NmR1a)

306 Guess who loved "Net Neutrality" ...?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (oRu+u)


Brian in New Orleans ?

Posted by: Del Wilkes at December 12, 2018 05:09 PM (pNXT2)

307 BTW, he found one group especially susceptible to search-result/social media manipulation.

Wanna guess what group? I'll give you a second.


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Moderate Republicans. Yes, the cucks. The Panicky Horses who immediately begin stampeding when their leftist twitter friends spook them with some anti-Trump agitprop.

Moderate Republicans have the weakest wills, the strongest need to "fit in" with other people, and are the MOST easily influenced by Google and FaceBook manipulations.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:09 PM (PbpT7)

308 Studies found that from 60% to 100% of people were influenced by these manipulated search terms -- if a search result comes up all positive, they almost all think "Wow, that person is a good person." 

Studies have found that 10% to 20% of actual votes can be shifted by this kind of search result manipulation. 

The guy who first wrote this up in 2013 for the Washington Post WAS BLOCKED FROM USING GOOGLE starting the very next day after the study was published! 

Google claimed "coincidence." 

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (PbpT7)

I have sleepless nights realizing that if someone competent was leading Google's censorship efforts, we'd have no way to document any of this, much less prove it. But you're right. Seize their algos and share them with the world. Then disemploy the legions of SJWs.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 05:09 PM (qqEFK)

309 Just read that Harris and Booker have retained their seat.

You may be wondering: "How the hell did that happen?".

McConnell not only didn't shrink the committee, he F'ing expanded it!

You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 05:04 PM


Dude. We will have one, maybe two more SCOTUS nominations before 2020.

The last one was a ratings bonanza! Everything you could want! Action! RomCom! Pathos!

Here's a Pro Tip: You don't get those without players. Premium players. I'm expanding the ensemble.

Are you not entertained?

Posted by: McTurtle at December 12, 2018 05:10 PM (ctuyM)

310 305
216 I see the potential for much wider exposure. How does First: The Movie strike you?



meh. it'll probably just be a warmed over angry birds.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 05:09 PM (NmR1a)
Not if you let me write the script.

Posted by: guy ritchie at December 12, 2018 05:10 PM (37IEG)

311 301 Who hosts the Academy Awards?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 05:08 PM (bQtop)

Someone who is not funny.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 05:10 PM (+ZMGe)

312
Maybe we won't have a yellow jacket movement, how about a Howard Beal, "were not going to take it anymore" movement?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


Howard got called into a room was was told the facts of life.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 05:10 PM (aKsyK)

313 Old and busted: Too big to fail

New hotness: To big to govern


These tech companies have the power to determine elections all over the world --- and we think a Rep. or Senator will stop them?<