Friday Night Ont – Crime and Punishment Edition

Let's start with punishment:

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Guess ole' Keef finally got all wrinkled and had to get out of the tub.

Travesty

*IF* the details as recounted in this story are true, and I know nothing beyond what's printed here, then this seems to me like a failure of the court system.

As He Heads Back To Prison, A Nashville Man Says 'Goodbye' To The New Life He Hoped To Build


Never in a Thousand Years Will I Have One of These Things in My House

Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact

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Headline to Remember

Man who shows penis to jury acquitted of sexual assault

At least he wasn't a dick about it.

R.I.P.

Dead cockroach in stairwell gets an amazing memorial from university students

Seems Aggies have a lot of time on their hands.

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The Battle of Deir al-Zour

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

American warplanes arrived in waves, including Reaper drones, F-22 stealth fighter jets, F-15E Strike Fighters, B-52 bombers, AC-130 gunships and AH-64 Apache helicopters. For the next three hours, American officials said, scores of strikes pummeled enemy troops, tanks and other vehicles. 

Final Score: U.S. 3-500, Russia 0.


Friday Follow

I don't know how many of y'all are still on Twitter rather than Gab, but if you are this guy is worth a follow: @RexValachorum. He describes himself as a Romanian-American redneck. He emigrated here as an adult after growing up in Communist Romania. He's ruthless with the sunshine socialists he encounters on Twitter. Here's a great thread:



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The Government Is Abusing Kittens At Taxpayers’ Expense


Why does it not surprise me that the government is killing kittens (no, not that) to no real purpose, just because of inertia? There's no will to stop the program so it just keeps going and going and going...


Fido Friday


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This is Neat


Click on the tweet then scroll down for more of them.


Just the Facts, Ma'am


There Are Fewer School Shootings Now Than During the 1990s


But just try and get anyone to believe it. You wondered what it is that the media could do? That's what the media can do.

The Lightbringer

In Foreign Policy, Donald Trump Is The Powerful Man Barack Obama Never Could Be

Obama’s Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed Andrew Sullivan in NY Mag. Seems weeping and gnashing of teeth are all the rage in Sully's world. It's a beautiful thing.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by patience:

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Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me? Individual threads are fine, it's only the homepage.

Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:46 PM




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Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:46 PM (y3aQB)

2 nd

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (y3aQB)

3 ROOOOMY

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (y3aQB)

4 Third?

Posted by: Surfperch at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (vW8Mk)

5 Olbermann has a job? Is there anything Trumponomics can't do?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (zCyNd)

6 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (KCxzN)

7 Top 10!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 09:50 PM (e9G8E)

8 Here I is!

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:50 PM (cAj82)

9 I was told that the Memorial Day Thread was all we were going to get until Tuesday because rationing.

So this must be the BONUS THREAD!!!

I'm such a lucky girl!

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (cAj82)

10 Ninetointh!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (eMKNe)

11 Thanks for the ONT.

I hate socialist art. Or rather, I hate the look of socialist art. Or rather, I hate what the look of socialist art implies about the painter, artist, or patron.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (vpyVq)

12
All dogs go to heaven.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (9Ek4d)

13 Sweet ONT, WeirdDave - Thank you. Headed to shul in the morning so will print out and read the 1990's school shooting link (you just *know* my liberal co-religionists will throw a shoe over that.

BSU follows (really!)

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (vUcdz)

14 Hey everybody.

So how many blowjobs did Keefer have to give away to the brass to get yet another doomed job at ESPN?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (eMKNe)

15 Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition

No. In fact, I've had to 'zoom in' plus 120-150 percent and the font is still too small. Then it gets big and I can zoom out to 120 percent or so.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (roQNm)

16 So ESPN's new logo will be a rubber duck in a tub?

Bugs a 15th Lvl Illusionist? Huh, imagine that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (x1z41)

17
Elena has chosen a child whose blood she will drink. Nicolae will slit his little throat.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (9Ek4d)

18 So this must be the BONUS THREAD!!!

I'm such a lucky girl!
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (cAj82)


WeirdDave left us an ONT!

He IS real!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (y87Qq)

19 Perhaps the students had such a lavish funeral for the cockroach as they thought it was one of their professors.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 09:54 PM (9rIkM)

20 Bugs was a Chaotic Good Illusionist? I need more beer.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (sXefu)

21 Tried to go to the Daily Caller story about the kittens but NoScript blocked 84 scripts so all I saw was a white page.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (x1z41)

22 I'm such a lucky girl!

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (cAj82)

Somebody's angling for chocolates and nylons...

Posted by: Miklos, Office of War Production at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (zCyNd)

23 Battle of Deir al-Zour: It seems one of the Russians stated that the Yankees play rough. (Yes, to everyone everywhere we are Yankees - just deal with it.)
In RE: Roumania - Look! It is Great Leader Bullet Sponge and his Spouse Bullet Sponge!
In RE: Obama's Legacy destroyed - I do believe me and a few others pointed out how much Trump has actually accomplished over the past year. But there is no wall and Hillary hasn't been thrown in jail so nothing has happened yet.*kicks stone* Bummer.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (0QYMt)

24
Putin must have been ticked. 300-500 "mercenaries" annihilated and there's nothing you can do or say.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (Ht6pJ)

25 Baby Sister Update - Lagniappe

One of Joyce's many dear friends wrote this, and at FenelonSpoke's suggestion, I'd like to share it with the horde:

Joycee
November 18, 1963 – May 16, 2018

You came to visit me at Sid’s before I moved to Utah in the middle of May 2002. You were moving to Minnesota with [Hubby] and I was moving to Utah and getting married to Ron. So, you drove out to Sid’s (Sid Griffith Equestrian Center) specifically to see me at our boarding stable, our second home, where you boarded Rudy and I boarded Katie. There you were (as usual) this bright ray of happiness walking into the barn. “Gailie!” you called out! “Joycee!” I answered back. My stick-skinny friend with a “beach ball” in the front of her, you were about five or six months pregnant with [Daughter] and so so happy about it. You were wearing a short white sundress with polka-dots. Pregnancy looked so good on you. Always straight-forward and genuine when you spoke, you said to me a few months earlier at the beginning of your pregnancy “this is the best part of being pregnant. Your boobs are big but you’re still skinny!” [Daughter] was about to be one lucky little girl, being born to a Mom who owned a horse!

I met you in 1992 or 3 at Country Squire boarding stable in Hilliard, Ohio. I just always remember being your friend and honestly can’t pinpoint when it was that I officially met you. But we were always together at the barn and I was always so glad to see you. You, me and Terry hung out together. And although we were both married to good men then, we helped each other figure out we needed different life partners. We told each other everything, and I mean everything. And later after your divorce, you met [Hubby]. He was not your average man. Handsome, genuine and educated, he was just as funny and lighthearted as you. You were perfect together.

You had a gift for attracting good people to you. Throughout our lives we’ve all had friendships that ended over (honestly, considering what is really important in life) nothing. But you Joycee couldn’t have held a grudge against someone if they paid you. That’s what was so special about you. I could always count on you to be there. Always. You listened. “Good time or bad?” you would ask when you called me. “Good for three minutes,” I might say or “Really good! What’s up?” For this reason, I always answered the phone when you called because if I really couldn’t talk, you never got offended. Sometimes in the middle of a conversation you would ask “am I talking too much?” after sharing a story. “No Joycee, you’re fine!” I would tell you, always touched by your considerateness.

I’m not sure when I started calling you Joycee, rather than Joyce. It was pretty much right from the beginning. You were just such a Joycee to me. I have so many fun memories because of you. When I got my divorce and needed a place to live, you introduced me to Tish and we instantly hit it off. I spent the next three and half years living with one of the best roommates I ever had thanks to you. I lived with Terry, too, for a few months who really helped me out of a bind. I even had a couple of blind dates with guys because of you back in the mid 90’s. Jack and Kyle. Deciding they were better for someone else than you, you would send your initial blind dates to other girlfriends, if you thought they were more compatible for them. That’s what was no endearing about you. You were always reaching out and thinking of others no matter what.

And no matter how much time might have gone by between us talking, the second I heard your voice on the other end of the phone it was as though we were right back at Sid’s or Country Squire picking up where we left off - going for a ride with Rudy, Missy or Katie or “gossiping” about something. You called me when you had to put Rudy down about five or six years ago. You needed someone to tell you it was okay. That you had made the right decision. In that conversation, it was finally my time to validate and lift you up, rather than the usual other-way-around. Be sure Rudy certainly got the memo that you were coming to see him. Sooner than he expected, mind you. But I can only imagine how much he eagerly awaited your reunion at the Gate of Heaven. Tacked up and ready to go!

I’m finding it hard to accept that my perky, funny friend isn’t here for me to turn to. You never judged. You never turned your back. You never weren’t there. You never stopped being that reliable, positive light-filled person I need. Still. It’s not fair. I cried my eyes out the second I found out you were ill. I was sitting in the grocery store parking lot at Smith’s, about to go in, when I got the news. I walked into the store trying to hold it together. In the middle of the baking aisle, I couldn’t any longer and started sobbing. Andre, a big friendly black guy who works the seafood counter, saw me and came out. “Miss? You are you okay?” he asked me. “I turned around, cried on his shoulder and told him what was happening. He told me “you’ve got to think positive and be strong for her!” So, I said “okay” and stopped crying. For then.

I prayed for you each and every Sunday in church. I rejoiced at your Facebook videos walking and talking and said “oh yes!” to myself each time I watched one. I thought you were going to beat this. It’s not fair. Especially to [Daughter and Hubby]. I can only imagine the heartache they have gone through, showing a brave smile through it all. To the rest of your friends in the world who were lucky enough to know you, we realize why there’s now a hole in our hearts. Answers aren’t clear but maybe someday we will understand why you had to leave us. Maybe [Hubby] with his brilliant doctor mind could help find a cure for brain tumors. Who knows? But there has to be a silver lining.

I know I would not be the considerate person (to the extent that I am) without your example and “coaching.” Thank you thank you Joycee. How can I have a hole in my heart for very long when memories of you refill it?

'And you can’t jump the track we’re like cars on a cable,

And life’s like an hour glass glued to the table,

No one can find the rewind button now,

So cradle your head in your hands.

And breathe. Just breathe. Oh breathe. Just breathe.
'

- Anna Nalick - Breathe (2 a.m.)

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)

26 Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me? Individual threads are fine, it's only the homepage.
Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:46 PM

OKAY, I CONFESS, I HACKED THE SITE. I GUESS IT WASN'T AS FUNNY AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vW8Mk)

27
Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

What did they thing was going to happen in the Folda Gap with the entire Russian Army invaded Europe?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (roQNm)

28 "So ESPN's new logo will be a rubber duck in a tub?"
They are so desperate they are bringing back Keith "Interpersonal Trainwreck" Olbermann. They are willing to take the union complaints and the risk of #MeToo! to have Keith Olbermann. Who may actually know something about the sports he is commenting on.

And hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (0QYMt)

29 [Sorry for the wall o'text, but it is what it is]

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:59 PM (vUcdz)

30 Each show I'll be wrapped in an American flag, naked.

Posted by: Keith Theodore Olbermann at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (sXefu)

31 Story at Breitbart/Big Hollywood: "Vancouver yanks ads narrated by Morgan Freeman."

Guess it was a mistake for him to have voiced that one spot: "Come sit in my lap on the Vancouver TransLink!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (eMKNe)

32 Anybody want a nugget?

Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken Nugget at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (UdKB7)

33 Good evening, everyone!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:01 PM (hYcqw)

34 24


Putin must have been ticked. 300-500 "mercenaries" annihilated and there's nothing you can do or say.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (Ht6pJ)

Not just, it was a mechanized battalion. This was essentially a Russian mech inf battalion without the acknowledgement and it was sacrificed to a force that didn't break a sweat.
I think that hasn't gone down well at home *at all*.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:01 PM (0QYMt)

35 Guess ole' Keef finally got all wrinkled and had to get out of the tub.
.............

Bad case of Old Man Balls.

Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 10:02 PM (HgMAr)

36 Wait, what?

Did the #MeToo crowd finally realize how much a creep Morgan Freeman is?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:02 PM (x1z41)

37 Still getting my head around Trump shaking 1,100 hands to show respect for the Naval Academy graduates. This guy does Presidentin' right.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (Vb4BV)

38 Keith Olbermann is my demented role model.

Arf arf arf arf arf!!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (CPfoe)

39 That cockroach memorial is a hoot!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (0jtPF)

40 I'm ok with Olbermann getting an expanded role at ESPN. Its just a rearrangement of chairs on the Titanic.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (pY+s4)

41 I have a vagina, but it's an "outie".

Posted by: Keith Theodore Olbermann at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (sXefu)

42 26 OKAY, I CONFESS, I HACKED THE SITE. I GUESS IT WASN'T AS FUNNY AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vW8Mk)


Ben, you couldn't hack a golf ball with a hockey stick.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (Vb4BV)

43 Hey Mikey NTH check your email

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (x1z41)

44 Darn you weirddave for the dog meme!

My contacts are bothering me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (vpyVq)

45

Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

They were just being thorough.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (UoYat)

46 Just heard Clapper mock and dismiss any concerns about the Deep-State. I feel so foolish now.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (kWrQ3)

47 32 Anybody want a nugget?
Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken Nugget at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (UdKB7)

YUMMY! Don't mind if I do!

Posted by: SHEPPIE SMITH at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (vW8Mk)

48 Keith Olbermann is my demented role model.


Demented? Well, I must say...

Posted by: Ed Grimley at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (zCyNd)

49 [Sorry for the wall o'text, but it is what it is]
Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:59 PM (vUcdz)


Been keeping you and Joyce in my prayers ever since Ace posted the news of her passing. God be with you--

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (3C9q2)

50 US military might was giving the Russians a very Viking send-off, very blazing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:06 PM (x1z41)

51 There must be some sort of time interval during which network executives forget what a rage-prone psycho Olbermann is, and only remember that he has a good voice and can do commentary when his meds are just right.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:06 PM (Vb4BV)

52 I went to an Ivy League College!

Not ficus, IVY!!!!

Posted by: Keith Olberman, Ivy Leaguer at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (zCyNd)

53 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)

That was beautiful. While it is a loss, your sister passing, it was such a gain for all she met in the time she was here. Life isn't an account book. Just count the gains, the losses, well, they just have to take care of themselves.Just count and tend to the gains.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (0QYMt)

54 Turns out Boss Hogg actually tweeted something recently that makes sense: that everyone should stop naming the Santa Fe shooter, including news orgs.

He wrote, "I don't know the shooter's name and don't want to."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (eMKNe)

55 Yeah Keith matriculated with poison ivy....

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (x1z41)

56 Believe it or not, Drew Carey is a good dj. His show on sxm just started with Eddie Cochran's original Summertime Blues.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

57 Did someone Tweet back to Hogg, "I don't want to know your name either."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:08 PM (x1z41)

58 [Sorry for the wall o'text, but it is what it is]

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:59 PM (vUcdz)

Not at all. That was very well done. My sympathies on the loss of Joyce.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (O5Q3r)

59 Hey Keef! I'll give ya 20 bucks to wax and shine my under chassis!

Posted by: Every MSM perv in the world, including Harvey Weinstein at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (eMKNe)

60 "Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it
takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment
to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?"
What was the rush? No one was going anywhere, may as well take your time.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (0QYMt)

61 36 Wait, what?

Did the #MeToo crowd finally realize how much a creep Morgan Freeman is?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)


IIRC there was something creepy going on between Morgan and his step granddaughter.
So, no surprise here.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (+lVUW)

62 Olberman on ESJWPN, you say?
Eh, I'll give it a miss.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (hYcqw)

63 Olbermann is back? Guess I'll have to spend a hundred dollars a month to get cable again.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (kWrQ3)

64 Anna, LOL. I hope at least a few people responded that way to him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (eMKNe)

65 52 I went to an Ivy League College!

Not ficus, IVY!!!!
Posted by: Keith Olberman, Ivy Leaguer at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (zCyNd)

Speaking of Ficus, do you know if there are any on Rikers Island? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Handcuffed Harvey at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (vW8Mk)

66 Keith matriculated with poison ivy....

The Upstate New York Cow College, aka Cornell Lite.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (3C9q2)

67 Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me? Individual threads are fine, it's only the homepage.

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Try hitting ctrl - 0 when you're on the home page. If you accidentally zoomed your browser on that page, your browser may remember. ctrl-0 should reset it back to 100%.

Does the page look normal otherwise? I had an issue earlier where the stylesheet wasn't being applied. Turned out to be a browser feature that needed to be turned off.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (+F0Wk)

68 With our help, David Hogg will be known as "The Shit Heard Round the World.

Posted by: CNN at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (PIcCH)

69
"What was the rush? No one was going anywhere, may as well take your time."

It was a good training exercise.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (Xp8ip)

70 43
Hey Mikey NTH check your email


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (x1z41)

I did. I sent a reply earlier tonight. There isn't anything new there right now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (0QYMt)

71 Guess will check the spam folder then

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (x1z41)

72

Cleveland bullpen brings gasoline to the firemen's role.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (Xp8ip)

73 Olberman on ESJWPN, you say?

Gold, Jerry! GOLD!!

Posted by: Kenny Bania at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (O5Q3r)

74 Not to forget, our national #7 Billboard 45 rpm recording of "Poison Ivy" is b/w "Love Potion #9!

Available at every neighborhood record shop!

Posted by: the Coasters at May 25, 2018 10:12 PM (zCyNd)

75 Morgan Fairchild - Morgan Freedman

All those celebrities look alike to me.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (roQNm)

76 Thanks again to my fellow Morons for the love and support.

I'll likely have one more BSU: her Memorial Service is next Monday.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (vUcdz)

77 So he whipped out his schwanz and got off? Sounds like a Friday night here

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (6FqZa)

78
45

Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

They were just being thorough.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (UoYat)






Making the rubble bounce is a long-standing American tradition.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (eXA4G)

79 I hate socialist art. Or rather, I hate the look of socialist art. Or rather, I hate what the look of socialist art implies about the painter, artist, or patron.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (vpyVq)

===

I brought back quite a collection from the USSR.

My favorite was a collage of missiles with the caption of "In Protection of Peace and Socialism." I had it all framed nice-like but Mrs. Franpsycho forbids having it on the wall.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:14 PM (EZebt)

80 78 ITC

As is salting the earth....

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:14 PM (vUcdz)

81 MARKETWIRE

New line of David Hogg inspired "Hello Hoggy" licensed products announced

Based on palette of pink and baby blue

Target market is nine year old girls, and other CNN viewers

Posted by: Miklos, under the willow tree at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (zCyNd)

82 My deepest sympathies, ibguy.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (vW8Mk)

83 Favorite summer song?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

84 No sign of any new email... guess your message took the Joey Bidet hi-speed rail Internet link.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (x1z41)

85 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)


.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (sdi6R)

86 As is salting the earth....

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:14 PM (vUcdz)


That's what I call it.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (sXefu)

87 Ibguy--what a beautiful tribute to Joyce. She was an amazing person who clearly made a big difference in the lives of those who knew her.

My heartfelt sympathy...

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

88 Milky Glutes' screed is hilarious. Especially this paragraph:

In economic policy, Obama's slow winnowing of the deficit even in times of sluggish growth has been completely reversed. We too easily forget that the biggest accomplishment of Trump's term in office so far - a massive increase in debt in a time of robust economic growth - is the inverse of Obama's studied sense of fiscal responsibility.

Obama, of course, passed a massive budget increase back in 2009, and then never passed another budget again. Every budget he submitted was voted down almost unanimously by both Republicans and Democrats.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:18 PM (Tnhbr)

89 ibguy

Lot of pollen in the air.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (6FqZa)

90 Morgan Fairchild back in the day? I'll be right back.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (kWrQ3)

91 Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

80/20 rule. Most were likely killed in the initial strikes, with the rest eliminating stragglers who'd gone to ground.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (Tnhbr)

92 And once again, I fall further and further behind.

Thank you all for your responses!

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (vUcdz)

93 "Favorite summer song?"

Chicken Train

Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken Plucker at May 25, 2018 10:20 PM (UdKB7)

94 Every budget he submitted was voted down almost unanimously by both Republicans and Democrats.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:18 PM (Tnhbr)

Almost correct. There were 5 no-shows/abstentions.

Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for detail at May 25, 2018 10:20 PM (zCyNd)

95 Favorite summer song?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

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Just say no to memes. Do not like that shit.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (I16G8)

96 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)

Yasher koach

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (EZebt)

97 94 Miklos

Close enough for government work!

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (vUcdz)

98 There were 5 no-shows/abstentions.

In many ways this too is the story of Obama.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (6FqZa)

99 Hi Horde! Just popping in...

Posted by: LadyTheo, A harriette through and through. at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (X+6iw)

100 Almost correct. There were 5 no-shows/abstentions.
Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for detail at May 25, 2018 10:20 PM (zCyNd)


Hence "almost unanimously".

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (Tnhbr)

101 Oregon County to Punish Insufficiently Correct Recycling

For some time now, San Fransisco has been monitoring trash to insure recycling and to effect "behavioral changes" on the populous. Marion County, Oregon must have looked at this and said "hold my wheat grass smoothie".

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14634

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (itfg0)

102 Favorite summer song?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

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Just say no to memes. Do not like that shit.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (I16G

"A Summer Song".

Now back to work.

Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for detail at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (zCyNd)

103 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)

104 You misspelled Keef.

Posted by: PhilDirt at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (TlJKW)

105 96 SF

Todah rabbah.

But that was actually for one of Joyce's (many) friends.

And *my* thanks to Fenelon - she was the one who encouraged me to share it.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (vUcdz)

106 95
Just say no to memes. Do not like that shit.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (I16G


We're against memes now? When did that happen?

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

107 Calm, I think they are very shallow.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (PUmDY)

108 What did they thing was going to happen in the Folda Gap with the entire Russian Army invaded Europe?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (roQNm)

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Tactical nukes.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (EZebt)

109
Try hitting ctrl - 0 when you're on the home page. If you
accidentally zoomed your browser on that page, your browser may
remember. ctrl-0 should reset it back to 100%.



Does the page look normal otherwise? I had an issue earlier where
the stylesheet wasn't being applied. Turned out to be a browser feature
that needed to be turned off.

Yeah, it looks normal otherwise, it's just zoomed for some reason. And ONLY the home page, every other page is normal. Ctrl-o opens a folder and asks me what I want to open.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (OYwKq)

110 Just a few great summer songs:

- Morning Dance, Spyro Gyra
- You Better You Bet, Who
- A Summer Song, Chad & Jeremy
- Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Gerry & the Pacemakers
- Time is Tight/Green Onions, Booker T & the MGs
- Since I Don't Have You, Limeliters (I actually prefer Art Garfunkel's cover)
- Low Rider, War

...I'm sure I could think of tons of others.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (eMKNe)

111 Ibguy, how wonderful that you can see Joyce through her friend's eyes, and know the impact she had on those around her.

Posted by: chicagolurker at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (AXEnn)

112 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)


I didn't know we were still talking about communist wall paintings.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (y87Qq)

113 ESPN was waaaay too pro-Trump. They needed to balance it out.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (2NqXo)

114 105 moi

*from* one of her (many) friends.

/sheesh!

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (vUcdz)

115 99 Hi Horde! Just popping in...
Posted by: LadyTheo, A harriette through and through. at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (X+6iw)

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Sorry. You need a wristband.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (CPfoe)

116 Soooo... My life goal of winning the lottery just to be able to hire Morgan Fairchild to read bedtime stories to me is...ill-advised?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (e9G8E)

117 Favorite summer song?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

Wipeout - for driving.
For relaxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-eZ-t-NAY

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (0QYMt)

118 Really sad hearing about the allegations of sexual harassment against Milton Friedman.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (kWrQ3)

119 Oops, Limeliters should be Skyliners.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (eMKNe)

120 Hence "almost unanimously".

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (Tnhbr)

Precisement, mon ami!

And who were the gutless nobodies?

Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for historical/political detail at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (zCyNd)

121 Mikey, thanks for reminding me! Walk Don't Run, Ventures.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (eMKNe)

122 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)

You know it. He and the missus attracted bullets like no other.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (0QYMt)

123 Yeah, it looks normal otherwise, it's just zoomed for some reason. And ONLY the home page, every other page is normal. Ctrl-o opens a folder and asks me what I want to open.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (OYwKq)
++++++++++
Its CTRL+0 (CTRL+zero), not CTRL+o. That should reset your zoom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (hYcqw)

124 111 chicagolurker



Agreed.

Kinda looking forward to meeting some of them at the service.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (vUcdz)

125 Folda Gap is what Caitlyn Jenner arranges in her lace panties every morning.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (2NqXo)

126 Explanation for how Tommy Robinson was arrested for trying to report on child rape grooming gangs in the U.K., and then sentenced to over a year in jail (where there is a strong chance a Muslim will kill him).

https://twitter.com/willchamberlain/status/1000112150201884672

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (itfg0)

127 A summer song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWSf2Mr153M

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

128 ibguy.
Thanks for sharing. It's awful dusty in here now.

Posted by: Winston at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (wgCUV)

129 Hot Fun in the Summertime is very good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (PUmDY)

130 Yea, right after I posted I thought "maybe that's a zero". Tried that but nada.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (OYwKq)

131 More summer songs...

- Get Together, Youngbloods (always sounded like the soundtrack to a super-cheap, super-short vacation getaway at a Motel 6 20 miles from your home)
- In Between Days, The Cure
- How Soon Is Now, Smiths
- 867-5309 Jenny, Tommy Tutone

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (eMKNe)

132 "In Foreign Policy, Donald Trump Is The Powerful "

Several parts of this title cause Barack's little nubbies to withdraw through his ample inguinal canal:

'Donald Trump Is The Powerful Man',

Donald Trump Is
Donald Trump is Powerful
Donald Trump is a Powerful Man.

Those little testis have now withdrawn but wait -

Yes, that puddle on the floor is Barack Obama who could never could be a man much less the powerful man who is President Donald Trump.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (qcIWB)

133 Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (OYwKq)

ROFLMAO

... he said CTRL-0 ( ZERO not OH )


Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (vWMNq)

134 It looks like the out of control van in Portland was driven by an old white guy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (Lqy/e)

135 Folda Gap is what Caitlyn Jenner arranges in her lace panties every morning.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (2NqXo)


I just threw up a little bit in the back of my throat and also all over the couch and some on my shoes. Might have splashed the cat too.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (y87Qq)

136 Its CTRL+0 (CTRL+zero), not CTRL+o. That should reset your zoom.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (hYcqw)

Yeah, I should have specified that was a zero.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:28 PM (+F0Wk)

137 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)

Let me tell ya. Even at my last show, I killed 'em.

Ask my wife, she'll tell ya.

Posted by: Shecky Ceaucescu at May 25, 2018 10:28 PM (zCyNd)

138 Okay, this is taking nogitsune to freaky levels

https://www.e2046.com/p/26988

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:28 PM (x1z41)

139 Summer song: Street Fighting Man.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:29 PM (2NqXo)

140 For some time now, San Fransisco has been monitoring trash to insure recycling and to effect "behavioral changes" on the populous. Marion County, Oregon must have looked at this and said "hold my wheat grass smoothie".

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14634
Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (itfg0)

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Yes, I have tangled with the garbage police. She waded into a dumpster, and bare handed tore through it to show me there was indeed prohibited material in the composting.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (EZebt)

141 There ain't no cure for the Summertime blues.

Posted by: Son of a Hybrid Human Chicken Plucker at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (UdKB7)

142 Yea, right after I posted I thought "maybe that's a zero". Tried that but nada.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (OYwKq)

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What browser are you using?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (+F0Wk)

143 Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

They were just being thorough.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (UoYat)
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Making the rubble bounce is a long-standing American tradition.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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I think Donald wanted to drive home a point to Puty.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (qcIWB)

144 131 More summer songs...

- Get Together, Youngbloods (always sounded like the soundtrack to a super-cheap, super-short vacation getaway at a Motel 6 20 miles from your home)
- In Between Days, The Cure
- How Soon Is Now, Smiths
- 867-5309 Jenny, Tommy Tutone

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (eMKNe)


Type O Negative's cover of "Summer Breeze"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4FC1EEdY1s

Posted by: The Summer Hat at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (itfg0)

145 83 Favorite summer song?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)


It's one you may possibly be familiar with.

For me, U.S. Blues, played live, will always represent summer.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (Vb4BV)

146 Dead's US Blues is a good summertime song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (PUmDY)

147 >> Yea, right after I posted I thought "maybe that's a zero". Tried that but nada.

Both Chrome and Firefox remember the zoom setting for each page. For example, I keep this one at 150%.

Make sure to hit the zero on the on regular keys, not the numeric keypad. For the latter to work, you have to have numlock turned on. Otherwise the zero is the insert key.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (8O3HH)

148 Bananarama, 'Cruel Summer'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (6FqZa)

149 Isn't Summer Place the quintessential summer song.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (kWrQ3)

150 Everybody, great additional summer songs! Can't believe I forgot those.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (eMKNe)

151 Splunge, oh yes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (PUmDY)

152

ok ok Fulda gap. My keyboard has an accent.

Speaking of accents, Charlie Berens gave a commencement speech at his alma mater; did it in character (Manitpwoc Minute guy) and it was not well received by the graduates.

The point he wanted to make was he went to a speech coach to learn how to speak in the style of NPR, but it was his homespun character on youtube that made him a success. "Don't let people 'fix' what makes you what you are." He said.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (roQNm)

153 boulder, I've often thought Cruel Summer could make the plot of a pretty good movie...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (eMKNe)

154 149 Isn't Summer Place the quintessential summer song.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (kWrQ3)

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It was in Animal House, so it can't be too bad. Even though I think it was mostly ironic there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (CPfoe)

155
Well, I see Uncle Harv got perp-walked today. Apparently the courtroom sketch artist had fun, depicting Uncle Harv as a really fat slob with this cartoonish fat belly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (8O3HH)

156 Martha and the Vandellas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCBXTfoVq8

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:33 PM (sdi6R)

157 Huh. No one mentioned "Summer in the City" yet.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:33 PM (Vb4BV)

158 In the summertime time by Mungo Jerry

If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal.
If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel.

Posted by: wooga at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (n5VsB)

159 effity effity I corrected 'Maitowoc' four times and still got it wrong.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (roQNm)

160 Pet Shop Boys' Domino Dancing kind of was made into a movie. There's a summer-themed video. A very, very gay video. Not sure how it made it to MTV

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (6FqZa)

161 Ain't no summer without General Norman Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board "Carolina girls", and of course, Mr. Joe Pope and the Mighty, Mighty Tams "Be Young, be Foolish, be Happy".

Posted by: Miklos' one man's opinion, LLC at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (zCyNd)

162 and it's still wrong -

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:35 PM (roQNm)

163 For a change of pace - the Muppets 'cover' "Bohemian Rhapsody"

https://youtu.be/tgbNymZ7vqY

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:35 PM (x1z41)

164 Bangles' Eternal Flame is another of those summer-nights-themed videos from that era

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:35 PM (6FqZa)

165 Summertime, and the living is easy

Posted by: Miklos and Bess at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (zCyNd)

166 Trees, swayin' in the summer breeze
showin' off their silver leaves
as we walked by
Soft kisses on a summer's day
laughing all our cares away
Just you and I

Sweet sleepy warmth of summer nights
gazing at the distant lights
in the starry sky

They say that all good things must end someday,
autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know, that it hurts me so
to say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
no, no, no, no

And when the rain
beats against my windowpane
I'll think of summer days again
and dream of you
and dream of you...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (eMKNe)

167 Isleys' Summer Breeze is very good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (PUmDY)

168 126 Explanation for how Tommy Robinson was arrested for trying to report on child rape grooming gangs in the U.K., and then sentenced to over a year in jail (where there is a strong chance a Muslim will kill him).

https://twitter.com/willchamberlain/status/1000112150201884672

Judge needs to wake up in Camp X-Ray.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (brIR5)

169 For me, U.S. Blues, played live, will always represent summer.
Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (Vb4BV)

146 Dead's US Blues is a good summertime song.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (PUmDY)

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Whoa.

RFK Stadium. July 1986.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (EZebt)

170 Freedom! Free at last!

Posted by: the ficus at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

171 The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (CPfoe)

172 Splunge, can't believe I forgot Summer In The City!

Not only do I love it, but it was the #1 song on Billboard, the week I was born. No joke.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:37 PM (eMKNe)

173 (93) Paging Mr. Supe Granda to the white courtesy phone...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 10:37 PM (RuIsu)

174 Of course, I forgot Wild Thing, the Troggs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (eMKNe)

175 I can't think of 'Brandy' without thinking of the lyrics that moron Old Dirty /b/tard composed for Dum-Dum / palin steele.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (6FqZa)

176 Watching Ed Sullivan I discovered that Gladys Knight was a Supreme.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (qcIWB)

177 126
Explanation for how Tommy Robinson was arrested for trying to report on
child rape grooming gangs in the U.K., and then sentenced to over a year
in jail (where there is a strong chance a Muslim will kill him).



https://twitter.com/willchamberlain/status/1000112150201884672


Thanks for posting that. I figured that the arrest and jailing was "justified". But the lie is exposed by the coordinated response on social media.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (vWMNq)

178 The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (CPfoe)

So, no more rum, sodomy, or the lash?

*Thinks*

Posted by: Old Tar Miklos at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (zCyNd)

179 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFjjO_lhf9c

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (0QYMt)

180 Travesty
*IF* the details as recounted in this story are true, and I know nothing beyond what's printed here, then this seems to me like a failure of the court system.

++++

I disagree. First, what the guy did.

In 1996, he was found guilty of seven charges related to the distribution of 216 grams of crack cocaine. There were also weapons charges because Charles, a felon, had obtained two guns under an assumed name.

At trial, prosecution pointed to his criminal record. They labeled him a "career offender."


So Obama comes along, with his pen and phone, and changes the sentencing guidelines. But, unless President Doofus wanted to use his pardon power, he doesn't get to just change everyone's previously adjudicated sentences to whatever he thinks they should be. The guy had his trial, the judge handed down the sentence in accordance with the law, and the guy goes to prison to do his time.

Now, as someone who thinks that most vice laws are bullshit, I would be happy to see most drug crimes wiped off the books and an end to the war on drugs. But, until Congress comes around to my way of thinking, people will continue to get these draconian sentences.

The failure in this case is not in our judicial system; the fault lies in the legislative branch.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (pvjTE)

181 Up on the Roof is a summer song for me.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (kWrQ3)

182 Does The Dock of the Bay qualify as a summer song?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (+F0Wk)

183 149:
Isn't Summer Place the quintessential summer song.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (kWrQ3)

See #117

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (0QYMt)

184 Would you like The Bangles "In Your Room"???

https://youtu.be/KtEXOUCCTpM

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (x1z41)

185 176 Watching Ed Sullivan I discovered that Gladys Knight was a Supreme.
Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (qcIWB)

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I made my bones when the Pips were still banging cheerleaders.

Posted by: Gladys Knight at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (CPfoe)

186 Mikey, ever listened to the entire Reckless album?

Two great songs on Side 2: Kids Wanna Rock and It's Only Love, Bryan's duet with Tina Turner. What's more, the silence gap on the album between them is perfect; they meld right into each other.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (eMKNe)

187 Eh, I'm a product of my generation. Can't help it. Summer is for driving around with the sunroof open listening to Operation Ivy and Dance Hall Crashers and Less Than Jake et al.

https://youtu.be/pXhCLW4NgsY?t=20s

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (y87Qq)

188 Under the Boardwalk.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (2NqXo)

189 What browser are you using?
Firefox

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (OYwKq)

190 So, no more rum, sodomy, or the lash?


*Thinks*

Posted by: Old Tar Miklos at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM


Brandy must have been a very fine lass indeed to make a sailor give up that...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (e9G8E)

191 No one, you betcha.
CM9000, that one too. Lots of oldies on my summer playlist, probably because my parents would listen to oldies cassettes non-stop during our family camping trips when I and my two sisters were kids.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (eMKNe)

192 I just read the story at the NY Mag linked in the post (Obama's Legacy). What a hand-wringing shit show.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:43 PM (hYcqw)

193 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJ_nzOckOQ
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Joe Satriani- Summer Song

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 10:43 PM (y3aQB)

194 Would you like The Bangles "In Your Room"???
https://youtu.be/KtEXOUCCTpM


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM


Why, yes... Yes, I would...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 10:43 PM (e9G8E)

195 Would you like The Bangles "In Your Room"???

https://youtu.be/KtEXOUCCTpM


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (x1z41)



If I were in my 60's. Isn't Susanna Hoffs 59?

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (sXefu)

196 Up on the Roof is a summer song for me.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (kWrQ3)

Under the Boardwalk works too.

Posted by: The Orignal Drifters, faeturing "Miklos" at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (zCyNd)

197 I watched Comrade Detective on Amazon, it's about a Detective in Romania during Communism and he's going after Smugglers who bringing in Bluejeans, my Nephew didn't understand why you would need to smuggle them in. I explained that they felt Bluejeans were not necessary. It's a funny show if you haven't seen it, very satirical.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (dKiJG)

198 Anything Drifters is great. Also CCR.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (eMKNe)

199 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (eMKNe)

Can't say I ever did.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (0QYMt)

200
Astros down 2-0 to Cleveland going into the 8th score 4 in the 8th and 7 in the 9th, win 11-2.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (tHS2c)

201 Mikey, give it a listen. The whole thing is great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (eMKNe)

202 If I were in my 60's. Isn't Susanna Hoffs 59?

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (sXefu)

A 1. Always a 1.

Posted by: And what about the chick form the GoGos, before she lost all that weight at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (zCyNd)

203 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (x1z41)
+++++
No I won't be greedy & settle for Susanna Hoffs

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (y3aQB)

204 In the Summer time
When the weather is fine
And price of gas
Has gone sky high
In the Summer time
You've got grabbing all the wimen on your mind.

Posted by: #27 - Humanzee Chicken with bean sprouts at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (UdKB7)

205 Belinda?

"Our lips are sealed"

https://youtu.be/r3kQlzOi27M

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:46 PM (x1z41)

206 Fogerty

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

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (vWMNq)

207

Will we be warned when Keef (the Lion of Ithaca) does play-by-play?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (ont1t)

208 Susanna Hoffa was hot.

Posted by: Gladys Knight at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (CPfoe)

209 Gonna be doin' some more pitchin' tonight, iykwim.

Posted by: Justin Verlander at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (6FqZa)

210 Now this is pure 1980's summer type music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=OaAgAYHugpI
Steel Breeze - You Don't Want Me Any More

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (0QYMt)

211 wasssssssssup!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (Pg+x7)

212 Night Moves.....With Autumn closing in.

Posted by: Rex B at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (PIcCH)

213 Off, pippy sock

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (CPfoe)

214 Pussy Riot are Russians.

What would happen if Trump grabbed them?

Posted by: Prof. Miklos Halper at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (zCyNd)

215 Two kinda-sorta summer songs for me: "Hotel California"/Eagles and "Baby Come Back"/Player.

What's odd is, *every* time I found myself in any pizza parlor (Shakeys, Round Table, Straw Hat) back when I was a young teenager (late 1970s), one of those songs would be playing on the jukebox, as if it were a rule or something. To this day they both make me a little hungry for a slice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (eMKNe)

216 A 1. Always a 1.

Posted by: And what about the chick form the GoGos, before she lost all that weight at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (zCyNd)

I don't know. Olivia de Havilland was super hot in her day, but now she's 101.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (sXefu)

217 Pussycat Dolls and Pussy Riot at the Cow Palace?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (x1z41)

218 Pussy Riot are Russians.

What would happen if Trump grabbed them?
Posted by: Prof. Miklos Halper at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (zCyNd)

--------

I would indict them.

Posted by: Bob Mueller, Straight Shooter at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (CPfoe)

219 "What would happen if Trump grabbed them?"

Stinkfinger

Posted by: The Man With the Golden Touch at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (UdKB7)

220 Summer in the City ---Lovin' Spoonful
Summertime Blues --- Eddie Cochran
Under the Boardwalk --- Drifters
Groovin' --- Young Rascals
Palisades Park --- Someone Whoever

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (0jtPF)

221 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000071804172623872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000071880911605760

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000071990030499841

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072087875317760

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072173216784384

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (eh0Va)

222 Will we be warned when Keef (the Lion of Ithaca) does play-by-play?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (ont1t)
+++++++++
I just panicked and was worried I shared an alma mater with that asshat. Thankfully he went to Cornell.
Plus: I didn't go to the same school as Olberman.
Minus: I did go to the same school as Bob Iger (CEO of Disney)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (hYcqw)

223 Margarita, Palisades Park was written by... for real... Chuck Barris.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eMKNe)

224 Mikey, give it a listen. The whole thing is great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (eMKNe)

I shall make a note.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (0QYMt)

225 As a kid I really wanted to be a Pip.

Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".

Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)

226 Mewler and his 'crack' legal division going Barbarossa on Pussy Riot? They'll never reach Smell'ensk before being swallowed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (x1z41)

227 Pussy Riot are Russians.

What would happen if Trump grabbed them?
Posted by: Prof. Miklos Halper at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (zCyNd)
+++++++
CNN would have their lawyer on every day, screaming about collusion?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (hYcqw)

228 Stevie Wonder's Summer Soft is great also.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (PUmDY)

229 Sloop John B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmJ6e06eYcM

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (vWMNq)

230 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072248915570688

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072339428642816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072431560790016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072521763446784

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072611085410304

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eh0Va)

231 Listening to ELO's "Shine A Little Love" right now.

A song I discovered thanks to... Ace. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:52 PM (eMKNe)

232 Summer Wind- Sinatra.
Nobody had that?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 10:52 PM (O5Q3r)

233 Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".
Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)

---------

Weezie was hot.

Posted by: The Guy Who Used To Think Janet Napolitano Was Hot, But Now Thinks Weezie Is Hot at May 25, 2018 10:53 PM (CPfoe)

234 This was also a good one:
Wildest Dreams.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmmPFrkuPq0

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:53 PM (0QYMt)

235 I don't know. Olivia de Havilland was super hot in her day, but now she's 101.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (sXefu)

Sometimes, one grades "on the curve".

Posted by: Kindly Prof. Miklos at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (zCyNd)

236 ibguy

That was a beautiful thing in your post at #25

Thank you and God bless you

Posted by: DaveinTexas at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (Lz/sK)

237 Mikey, Moody Blues!!

I had an art teacher at Hoover Junior High (now Hoover Middle School) back around 1979, who would play the Moodies in class while we worked. Good memories, even though the class was a waste of time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (eMKNe)

238 Pussy Riot and some ham sandwiches. I would indict all of them.

Posted by: Bob Mueller, Straight Shooter at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (CPfoe)

239 Got my wristband, and my invisible ink stamp! Summer?

It is not summer here in the Bay! Cool and overcast...sad face. But should make a 20-mile run on the north side of Mt Tam tomorrow a wonderful experience...

Summer songs...Under the Boardwalk, Up,On the Roof, Brown-Eyed Girl, anything by Bob Seger...

Posted by: LadyTheo, A harriette through and through. at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (X+6iw)

240 As a kid I really wanted to be a Pip.



Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".

Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)


I thought they were chicks. I guess I was thinking of the Supremes.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (sXefu)

241 232
Summer Wind- Sinatra.
Nobody had that?


Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 10:52 PM (O5Q3r)
It is up there, #127

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (0QYMt)

242 Billy Ocean, 'Caribbean Queen'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (6FqZa)

243 >> Posted by: kbdabear

Callipygian cowgirls in ass Daisy Dukes. Thank you, good sir.

Things just go better with ass.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (8O3HH)

244 Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eh0Va)

kdabear, we need to have a talk. I have noticed that all of these links you post every night are all of cis-gendered women and are just terribly heteronormative. Can we get some brave and stunning transexuals involved please? By choosing to objectify only cis-hetero women for the benefit of the male gaze, you denormalize trans-women.

Posted by: An uptalking SJW at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (hYcqw)

245 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3hVqPhlMMw

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (vWMNq)

246 He wrote, "I don't know the shooter's name and don't want to."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (eMKNe)

Bullshit. He's lying. He knew the kid, and he and his demented friends bullied him into a murderous rage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (WFV7d)

247 I don't know. Olivia de Havilland was super hot in her day, but now she's 101.
Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (sXefu)


There's a de Havilland Beaver/bush pilot joke in there somewhere but I'm off the clock as of about 8 hours ago. Who's got the pager this weekend?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (y87Qq)

248
And when the rain
Beats against my windowpane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you

Posted by: Chad & Jeremy at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (58eZn)

249 AOP, I would agree.

I'm not in any way a fan of the piglet. Can't wait 'til he's begging screaming for more attention after the leftist hordes have abandoned him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (eMKNe)

250 >>>Obama's Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed Andrew Sullivan in NY Mag. Seems sackcloth and ashes are all the rage in Sully's world. It's a beautiful thing.

Sackcloth and ashes??? WTF? That implies repentance. There's none of that in Sullivan's piece. You're mixing up your Biblical metaphors. What Sully is exhibiting is weeping and gnashing of teeth. And those teeth are still latched firmly onto Obama's cock. He's asserting the most idiotic, hagiographic things about Obama if you actually read the thing. We went through this in the Gorilla Report this morning.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (/qEW2)

251 Now that Chuck Barris has been invoked, I admit that a great influence on my personal dance style was Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine.

Posted by: Miklos, and the lovely Jaye P. Morgan! at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (zCyNd)

252
Cis-hetero (aka real women) dig having the male gaze burn upon them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (8O3HH)

253 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (eMKNe)

I spent my summers - 1984 to 199- something working in a park/campground and part of it in the Youth Camp part.
Camp Dearborn, owned by the City of Dearborn, out in Milford, Mich. A fine example of municipal imperialism.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (0QYMt)

254 113 ESPN was waaaay too pro-Trump. They needed to balance it out.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey



They are certainly helping his re-election chances.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (pY+s4)

255 Ugh. Off Hillary sock.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (/qEW2)

256 What, a Dh.98 because of the clean lines and curves?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (x1z41)

257 California Girls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShnDmOJUB6c

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (vWMNq)

258 If Mueller went after Pussy Riot they would beat the crap out of him.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:59 PM (N4pek)

259 Now that Chuck Barris has been invoked, I admit that a great influence on my personal dance style was Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine.
Posted by: Miklos, and the lovely Jaye P. Morgan! at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (zCyNd)

----------

Yeah. That was dancing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:59 PM (CPfoe)

260 A very Moron Gong Show...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (x1z41)

261 >> If Mueller went after Pussy Riot they would beat the crap out of him.

And then piss all over him. And he would like it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (8O3HH)

262 What, a Dh.98 because of the clean lines and curves?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (x1z41)


That'll do it. Don't forget to log your hours.

Also - I posted you a link to a thing months ago, please acknowledge seeing it so I can check it off the list of things to send to people, TIA:

https://stoatnet.org/2lup0fl.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (y87Qq)

263 It looks like the out of control van in Portland was driven by an old white guy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (Lqy/e)

Some muzzies are old white guys.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (WFV7d)

264 Snoop Doggy Dogg, "Gin and Juice"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (6FqZa)

265

Cis-hetero (aka real women) dig having the male gaze burn upon them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (8O3HH)


Past experience says: not mine.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (vnNuF)

266 Mewler and his 'crack' legal division going Barbarossa on Pussy Riot? They'll never reach Smell'ensk before being swallowed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (x1z41)

Manafort's partner Rick Gates has plead guilty.

Rick Gates has a red beard.

Wake up sheeple!!!!

Posted by: Miklos, who will come in time of need at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (zCyNd)

267 Mikey, cool.

One summer, I think it was 1980, my parents signed me up to 'volunteer' at Lakewood's big municipal library, Iacoboni Library. (It's been open since 1972 and to this day no one knows how to pronounce that name; Angelo Iacoboni was Lakewood's first mayor in 1954.)

Anyway, the librarians never worked me too hard and I had a halfway decent time. To this day when I walk in there (usually to donate my last couple orphaned DVDs I don't need/want anymore), the musty old-book smell reminds me of then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (eMKNe)

268 One part of Obama's legacy that's still kicking around: John Brennan. I can't wait until that part of his legacy joins the rest on the dustheap of history.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (hYcqw)

269 Jaye P. Morgan, what's your opinion of Trump's pussy grabbing?

He didn't grab mine !

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (N4pek)

270 Have to down ding that image since the Neko looks to be a PW.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (x1z41)

271 Is this now the thread until Tuesday?

Will it reach 5k by then?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (8iiMU)

272 Yes, I have tangled with the garbage police. She waded into a dumpster, and bare handed tore through it to show me there was indeed prohibited material in the composting.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (EZebt)

So tote it a couple blocks down the alley, and place it in the compost bin of some Progressive twat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (WFV7d)

273 Anyway, the librarians never worked me too hard and I had a halfway decent time. To this day when I walk in there (usually to donate my last couple orphaned DVDs I don't need/want anymore), the musty old-book smell reminds me of then.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (eMKNe)

---------

I remember you. You're the guy who used to fap in the stacks every afternoon.

Posted by: The Librarian at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (CPfoe)

274 >>>Cat-tastrophy

There's nothing as permanent as a temporary government program. But it never had to have been this way. We just need more people like Pruitt appointed.

An excellent read on this subject is Vince Flynn's "Term Limits" published in 1998. Things have gotten exponentially worse since then.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (/qEW2)

275 Surf's Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKx6t8T9iwY

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (vWMNq)

276 "Hey, wiretap! Do you have a recipe for pancakes?"

Or as we call it here, Bob at NSA. (But Bob does not know pancakes. Ask Edna.)

♥ good cartoon

I miss our dog so much every day. He was the best.

Posted by: mindful webworker in disguise at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (3tLP6)

277 Snoop Doggy Dogg, "Gin and Juice"
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (6FqZa)


Lupe Fiasco w/Jill Scott, "Daydreamin'"

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (y87Qq)

278 223 Margarita, Palisades Park was written by... for real... Chuck Barris.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eMKNe)
-----------------------------
Now there's an interesting factoid!
Who knew?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (0jtPF)

279 Good evening again

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (IDhUW)

280 Summer songs:

Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Poison - Ride the Wind
The Cars - Drive

Not sure if they are technically 'summer' songs but they are my 'summer' songs. I have more but I'm drawing a blank.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (pY+s4)

281 Firefox
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (OYwKq)

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

Hm. No other ideas. Have you upgraded to platinum membership?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (+F0Wk)

282 I am shocked and appalled by the way Trump is bullying the independent Intelligence and National Security Institutions that are so vital to our Democracy.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (kWrQ3)

283 I remember you. You're the guy who used to fap in the stacks every afternoon.
Posted by: The Librarian


Tee hee! You'll never find all the pages I made sticky!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (eMKNe)

284 Have to down ding that image since the Neko looks to be a PW.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (x1z41)


But he has snacks!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (y87Qq)

285 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)
******************************

What a beautiful and touching tribute.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (PvFoN)

286 That was a fascinating article about the battle in Syria.
Mad Dog told them to annihilate the enemy and so they did.

Hoo

Rah

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (cAj82)

287 >> Past experience says: not mine.

Yeah, they do have to like you first. Then they dig it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (8O3HH)

288 Qdp, are you pre ELO young?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H75ivqdjgCg

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (PUmDY)

289 Margaritaville, yup.

Interestingly, IMHO Palisades Park has that same manic/hyper happy energy that always seemed to be bubbling under with Barris during his TV hosting and other appearances.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (eMKNe)

290 the cobs have the keys to this place, so there is plenty of time this weekend to show Yoko entertaining the troops in USO shows. If we're really annoying we might even get that video of Cher's fat butt singing If We Could Turn Back Time.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa)

291 Bob Dylan "Summer Days":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR5g_obdZHM

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (sdi6R)

292 Cartoon review
(posted so I can close the dang Notepad window I wrote it in instead of wasting space on my hard drive)

-------------------
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
from Amazon
s01 e01
First impression: Damn! I thought this was the old series. It's new.
Art: in color, but utterly inferior to the old Jay Ward.
Voices: Disappointing narrator, imitative others.

Time from beginning of episode to when a butt joke is made: 15 seconds.

Quit watching after that.

End of review.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nothing up my sleeve at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (3tLP6)

293 Yes, I have tangled with the garbage police. She waded into a dumpster, and bare handed tore through it to show me there was indeed prohibited material in the composting.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (EZebt)

Did you ask her what the proper procedure for disposal of the corpses of government functionaries who abuse the public through their office might be?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (jp0Bv)

294 Cosmic, thanks!

I don't know that song, but can remember when ELO was huge in the late 1970s. Seemed to coincide with my Boy Scout days (another whole long story full of both great and horrible memories).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (eMKNe)

295 Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".
Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)


We had a terpsichorean when I was a kid, we moved it around but mostly when it wasn't being used in the main hall, it was kept in the front turret of the Schloss-von-Kindltot, where the arrow slits looked over the main road where the ditch had been filled in by some industrious soul to grow beets during the late disruptions at the beginning of the last century.

It worked well, I think it was one of the ones made by that Bohemian family of luthiers who specialized mostly in cimbaloms and hammer dulcimers for the dinner theater trade, and it was probably a custom build for a special client, it had all the bells and whistles. Well, not whistles. It did have taps and the thing that made the squawk.

The downside was when the weather was thundery, you would be clacking along pretending to be Captain Nemo or the Phantom playing Bach fugues or langourous Scarlatti pieces and the E below E would come undone and hand you a clinker. Then you had to get the tuner out from town and sobered up long enough to fix it.

Tragedy, really, and we never understood the inscriptions on it, works of art in inlay that they were. They were in some odd dialect and the people we could find that spoke it were totally illiterate.

So much of the good things in the past are being lost, but not that Terpsichorean. That one we gave to the Helping Hands for Cats thrift store.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (2K6fY)

296 I know Henley is a horrible pervert and maybe even a suspect in a manslaughter case but 'Boys of Summer' was a classic

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (6FqZa)

297 Is this now the thread until Tuesday?

Will it reach 5k by then?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (8iiMU)

Comrade-

Five Day Plan is approved in the name of the people.

Ration for commenters has been increased from 5 to 4 grams.

Deviationist Kulaks will be dealt with.

Posted by: General Secretary Miklos Molnar at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (zCyNd)

298 I am shocked and appalled by the way Trump is bullying the independent Intelligence and National Security Institutions that are so vital to our Democracy.
Posted by: Cm9000
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Yeah, it's not like he's the boss of them or anything.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (QxXRY)

299 290 the cobs have the keys to this place, so there is plenty of time this weekend to show Yoko entertaining the troops in USO shows. If we're really annoying we might even get that video of Cher's fat butt singing If We Could Turn Back Time.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa)

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I'll stand on my chair for an encore of Gypsies Tramps and Thieves.

*swooon*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:08 PM (CPfoe)

300 Coming soon from Obama Productions -
Two and a Half Men.
Barack, Michelle,and Caitlin Jenner

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 11:08 PM (cAj82)

301 boulder: don't look back. You can never look back. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:09 PM (eMKNe)

302 As I recall it, The Boys of Summer was actually a big hit over Christmastime 1984.

I remember having the song on my mind during my very first part-time job at Showbiz Pizza Place (a forerunner/copycat of Chuck E. Cheese, which it became in a few years and still is now).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

303 Where's that confounded bridge?

Posted by: Robert Plant at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (CPfoe)

304 ESPN is just about to stick the final knife into the death of football. How can they be so stupid as to hire bathtub boy.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (PvFoN)

305 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (eMKNe)

Working in the library? When I was in junior high I would have thought I died and went to heaven!
But out at the camp - living out there, with a large group of late teens to mid-20 year old workers, there was a heck of a lot of nonsense going on, and goldbricking. But thinking back, there was also a lot of real hard, physical labor, and I do not think, now, that I could do that. Lifting a 55 gal. drum half full of garbage and half full of water and emptying that into the back of a packer? I don't not think I could budge one of those today.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (0QYMt)

306 @ 300 which one is the half ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (vWMNq)

307 Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (2K6fY)

So, you need a cimbalom? I got one, just for you, very cheap.

Well, I can get one, anyway....

Posted by: Miklos, not a gypsy, no, no at May 25, 2018 11:11 PM (zCyNd)

308 Mikey NTH, here is another site to check on if you develop a serious case of OCD Correctivitis - David Klaus' Fine Art of Decals.

Here he is talking about Douglas Invaders during the Korean War.
http://fineartofdecals.com/goodies/a-26-invaders-2/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:12 PM (x1z41)

309 Mikey, LOL. It was okay. I actually had a friend who was also volunteering, by the name of Artemis. Pretty blonde girl, I think she was about 15. Had a slight crush but thankfully I never made an ass out of myself to her; I think I was smarter then in some ways then I am now :-)

Some of the things I've done on previous jobs, I don't know how I did it, but I did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:13 PM (eMKNe)

310 Not that it necessarily detracts from the humour of the list (I assume; I didn't read it) but judging from his Twitter timeline, that Rob McNees looks like a real leftie dumbfark.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 11:13 PM (Evws/)

311 Boston.More Than a Feeling
https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=
SSR6ZzjDZ94
I can just see the summer day, by the lake.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:14 PM (0QYMt)

312 The independence of law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice and the FBI are under unprecedented attack by Trump. Our democracy hangs in the balance.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:14 PM (kWrQ3)

313 BTW - Pixy needs to be slapped a lot harder. I think this system is early Sumerian.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (0QYMt)

314 I remember having the song on my mind during my very first part-time job at Showbiz Pizza Place (a forerunner/copycat of Chuck E. Cheese, which it became in a few years and still is now).
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

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We had a Showbiz Pizza where I grew up. Loved going there to play video games. Then slowly the kiddie rides started taking over.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (+F0Wk)

315 296 I know Henley is a horrible pervert and maybe even a suspect in a manslaughter case but 'Boys of Summer' was a classic
Posted by: boulder t'hobo[/br]
But he was not nearly the asshole that Glenn Frey was. Yes, I can listen to 'Boys of Summer' on a loop. Great song.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (pY+s4)

316 ibguy, thanks so much for sharing that. Beautiful.

Posted by: Toni at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (SEY8G)

317 Can't beat the original. Seals and Croft's Summer Breeze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (/qEW2)

318 Very interesting juxtaposition on the story about the crack dealer being ordered back to prison in that at the bottom of the sidebar next to the article is a link to the story about how ultra-liberal harpie and convicted felon ex- Mayor Megan Barry will never serve time and will have her record wiped clean (like with a cloth) within 3 years.

I keep telling my black friends over and over that if they start accepting the reality that the government is corrupt because of its corrupt officials and not because of its whiteness that they'll find a sympathetic ear among conservatives.

It's not whites versus blacks, it's corrupt government officials versus its own people.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (WglMe)

319 Things I do with Fire Fox:
NoScript
AdBlock
AdBlock Lite

tools >options >advanced, right column, all font sizes 24. bottom left corner box, uncheck "allow site to choose font size. Check OK

colors: pick a background color that does not cause glare. I have a very soft mustard or tan color, uncheck "allow site to choose colors" box.

Caution, when you shop these must be negated.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (N4pek)

320 312 The independence of law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice and the FBI are under unprecedented attack by Trump. Our democracy hangs in the balance.

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Call me

*does cute phone thing to ear*

Posted by: The New York Times at May 25, 2018 11:17 PM (CPfoe)

321 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:12 PM (x1z41)

Thanks. Bookmarked it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:17 PM (0QYMt)

322
oops

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 11:17 PM (pY+s4)

323 259 Now that Chuck Barris has been invoked, I admit that a great influence on my personal dance style was Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine.
Posted by: Miklos, and the lovely Jaye P. Morgan! at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (zCyNd)

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Yeah. That was dancing.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:59 PM (CPfoe)

I didn't realize it at the time (because I was young and naive) but Chuck was probably pretty thoroughly coked up when he did the Gong Show. It's like watching old cartoons as an adult and finally getting the inside jokes.

Posted by: joncelli, delivering his speech at May 25, 2018 11:20 PM (1FhAQ)

324 No One, yup.

Another nice thing Showbiz had: a side room with a TV, a couple picnic-style wood tables, and *nothing else* in the room. The adults could get away from it all while the kids were outside running around. Nice.

Of course it's long gone. Now it's just like every other CEC with that giant room and the stupid animatronic shows going on an eternal loop at top volume. Egads!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:20 PM (eMKNe)

325 *whistles*

How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

326 Summer Nights (the Less Than Jake original, not the vastly inferior cover from the Travolta flick):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVHhnmcqeRk

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (y87Qq)

327 317 Can't beat the original. Seals and Croft's Summer Breeze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (/qEW2)


Weird. I was just thinking of that today. I haven't heard it in a long time, and I'm not a Seals and Crofts fan.

I'll click on the link, though, just for old time's sake.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

328 I had to look up the "hell's coming with me" quote. I've never watched Tombstone, I'll add it to the list.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (IDhUW)

329 Steve and Cold Bear, forgot that one! Thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (eMKNe)

330 I'm recommending Privacy Possum and Ghostery for Firefox...
Oh, and Javascript Toggle On And Off!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (e9G8E)

331 Today I had a "Hurts Donut". They're big, and sugary.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (IcT7t)

332
Through my characteristics obtuseness, I made a fool of myself, as usual, in a phone call this evening. 61 years old and just as stupid as ever. Really, I just need to stop talking to people at all, it just annoys them.

To bed, disgusted with myself.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (axSEO)

333 How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)


o_O

fuck me runnin', I thought you were going to link the famous smokestack pic. That's unreal.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (y87Qq)

334 Sackcloth and ashes??? WTF? That implies repentance. There's none of
that in Sullivan's piece. You're mixing up your Biblical metaphors. What
Sully is exhibiting is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

How fallible of me. Of course you're right, I'm changing it now.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:23 PM (OYwKq)

335 It's not whites versus blacks, it's corrupt government officials versus its own people.
Related: Farrakhan has come out in favour of Trump!!!
https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO/status/1000160396152631296

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 11:23 PM (Evws/)

336 Heat Miser song. George Irving classic when temps go above 95.

Posted by: Rex B at May 25, 2018 11:24 PM (PIcCH)

337
I'm your Huckleberry.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 11:24 PM (cAj82)

338 The Andrew Sullivan link is a dispatch from an alternate universe -- the entire Leftist dogma is laid out in Koranic fashion. https://tinyurl.com/y7yhmntw

Posted by: Wasting at May 25, 2018 11:24 PM (Rz97Q)

339 327 317 Can't beat the original. Seals and Croft's Summer Breeze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (/qEW2)

Weird. I was just thinking of that today. I haven't heard it in a long time, and I'm not a Seals and Crofts fan.

I'll click on the link, though, just for old time's sake.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (sdi6R)


The Type O Negative cover, imho, is one of those rare instances when the cover is massively superior to the original.

Posted by: The Cover Hat at May 25, 2018 11:25 PM (itfg0)

340 325
*whistles*

How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

One of my dad's neighbors up north (now passed away - did not know this story then) was on a B-24 at Ploesti. He told dad they came in low like that then climbed to drop bombs and that was when they were hit. He got out and somewhere between the hit on the plane and hitting the ground he broke a leg. Ended up in a POW camp and he never let on that he (a good Michigan farm boy from the thumb) could speak and understand German fluently. So he would pick the guards' gossip and bring it back in, give everyone a head's up on what to expect.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:25 PM (0QYMt)

341 BREAKING

Pope Francis allows priests, monks, and nuns to go to Chuck E. Cheese

"It is good, to be with the children"

Posted by: Vatican Newswire at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (zCyNd)

342 Tombstone? What sorta cocksucker watches that?

Posted by: zombie calamity jane in deadwood at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (Evws/)

343 Farrakhan has "dragon energy" now, too?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (e9G8E)

344
"Seems Aggies have a lot of time on their hands."

Hey, now. Don't make me alter the bargain.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at May 25, 2018 11:27 PM (wPVDQ)

345 Speaking of hell's coming with me: Don't you dare lay a hand on my kittehs, USDA!

Posted by: pookysgirl loves her kittehs, even when they throw up on white carpet at May 25, 2018 11:27 PM (XKZwp)

346 236 Dave in Texas

Thank you, my friend.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 11:27 PM (vUcdz)

347 Farrakhan has "dragon energy" now, too?

Sure. If there's money in it he's "dragon" his old ass in front of a camera somewhere.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (IcT7t)

348 Tombstone? What sorta cocksucker watches that?

Posted by: zombie calamity jane in deadwood at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (Evws/)

Who watches? It comes with a free frozen pizza.

Posted by: PizzaCorp at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (zCyNd)

349 333 How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

o_O

fuck me runnin', I thought you were going to link the famous smokestack pic. That's unreal.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (y87Qq)


"Treetop level" wasn't just a figure of speech, apparently.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (sdi6R)

350 BREAKING

Pope Francis allows priests, monks, and nuns to go to Chuck E. Cheese

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Priests and nuns, okay. BUT NO MONKS!!!

Posted by: Chuck E. Cheese at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (CPfoe)

351 I saw Sackcloth and Ashes open for Weeping and Gnashing in Jerusalem in BC 15.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:29 PM (kWrQ3)

352 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

As recently as three years ago, I met old folks in Budapest who remembered the American bombing. In great detail.

Posted by: Miklos at May 25, 2018 11:30 PM (zCyNd)

353 Do It Again.Beach Boys

https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=MZ9gIfeKFwM
There! I broke it! Are you happy now?
*grump*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:31 PM (0QYMt)

354 Hon Dead member Hornsby wrote End of the Innocence. Jerry Dead played Valley Road one show i saw. Very nice song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 11:31 PM (PUmDY)

355 ESPN is just about to stick the final knife into the death of football. How can they be so stupid as to hire bathtub boy.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (PvFoN)
+++++++++++
Death of NFL != Death of football
Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (hYcqw)

356 Hey the guy showed his dick to the jury--and they concluded his flashing was no big thing.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (Sda6L)

357 My favotrite saint? St Alin, of course.

Posted by: Franky, pontiff at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (PIcCH)

358 Mikey NTH, Klaus is putting together a massive decal set of Operation Tidal Wave B-24s. He is also working on a massive book on Tidal Wave.

A total of 32 B-24s are supposed to be represented on these sets. Perhaps the B-24 your Dad's neighbor flew in will be one of them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (x1z41)

359 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Completely unplugged. Just the two of us in God's Country.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (CeJUf)

360 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (x1z41)

Could be, I just wouldn't know which one.Weird, eh?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:34 PM (0QYMt)

361 A California song, beaches, girls, and all the glamour of Hollywood...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4lmMBHlAS4

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 11:34 PM (RuIsu)

362 "in the garden, you're the gopher"
-calamity jane

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (IDhUW)

363 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Completely unplugged. Just the two of us in God's Country.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (CeJUf)
+++++++
Enjoy the hell out of it! I have been to a lot of those parts of the country, and much of it is absolutely spectacular.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (hYcqw)

364 359 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Completely unplugged. Just the two of us in God's Country.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (CeJUf)

That sounds great. Enjoy and take your time.

Posted by: joncelli, delivering his speech at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (1FhAQ)

365 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

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Sounds awesome

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:36 PM (CPfoe)

366
Hell's coming to breakfast, little lady. (Josey Wales)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX56rbqZhto

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:36 PM (8O3HH)

367 Skook, that sounds like a great road trip. Will it include Glacier Park?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:37 PM (IDhUW)

368 Death of NFL != Death of football
Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (hYcqw)

.....


I hope McMaNFL allows 18 year olds to play.

Tired of hearing the pundits crying for payment to college football players. Give a path for players that don't actually want to attend college to play for cash.

They would attract the best young talent and break the NFL/NCAA monopoly.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (WglMe)

369 Qdp, hadn't heard this one prior to movie, great stuff....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab1sOKjgsms

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (PUmDY)

370 Death of NFL != Death of football

Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the
market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im
for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.

Then you will be pleased to know that the Alliance of American Football kicks off one weekend after the Super Bowl on CBS.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)

371 Then you will be pleased to know that the Alliance of American Football kicks off one weekend after the Super Bowl on CBS.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)
+++++++
I'd heard something like that was happening, thanks for the details. I'll give it a go.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:42 PM (hYcqw)

372 "in the garden, you're the gopher"
-calamity jane

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (IDhUW)

"Midnight in the Garden of Gophers and Evil"

Posted by: Miklos, with reading list at May 25, 2018 11:42 PM (zCyNd)

373
About my favorite Josey Wales gun-action scene, the pistol flip:

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

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:42 PM (8O3HH)

374 367, Not Glacier this time (though we haven't been in 25 plus years) but lots of places in eastern Utah we've never seen. Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, etc.

And I feel the need to buy one more bolo tie before the trip is done.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:43 PM (CeJUf)

375 Not sure if the album Silk Degrees came out in the summer, but I do remember listening to a lot of Boz Skaggs one summer.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 11:43 PM (nWc4E)

376 Night all.

Everyone have a good Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 11:44 PM (itfg0)

377 Time for bed, I think.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:44 PM (0QYMt)

378 'Night Hat and Mikey.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 25, 2018 11:46 PM (vW8Mk)

379 365 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Hit Iron Horse Brewery Taphouse in my hometown Ellensburg, WA. My brother i is part owner and their Quilters Irish Death is definitely worth trying.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2018 11:46 PM (OTcWB)

380 Tired of hearing the pundits crying for payment to college football players. Give a path for players that don't actually want to attend college to play for cash.

It's one of the things I like about baseball.

Want to go to college? Fine, play college ball.

Don't want to go to college? Fine, go play in the minors.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (dlwIY)

381 The Trump-Richard III article is pure comedy gold! More in line what I thought this entire eight years was going to be.

I am expecting a lot more of this sort of thing as RUSSSSSSSIIIIIAAAAAA withers away and the Left realizes just how badly they are being decimated.

It's the latter part of the Andrew Sullivan article (Obama's Legacy Has Been Destroyed), headlined "Twin Tyrants". I LOL'ed through almost the entire thing. You will not regret the click.

Posted by: Mega at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (rv0Fo)

382 371 Then you will be pleased to know that the Alliance of American Football kicks off one weekend after the Super Bowl on CBS.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)
+++++++

It's a huge market, and the NFL's fuckups have created a huge vulnerability. Man, I hope somebody jumps in and eats their lunch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (CPfoe)

383 Just occurred to me that a lot (most?) of the tax cut has been sucked up by gas going up 40-50 cents with associated food price bumps. Granted I drive 300 +/-miles a week and don't make big bucks.
Or am I imagining things?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (n2QAJ)

384 Cosmic, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

385 Wouldn't it be great if in 2024, PDT retires to start a new football league to wipe out the last vestiges of the NFL and maybe reform the American game? Something with a bit more nonstop flow like rugby or Aussie rules although still with the forward pass. (At least something that doesn't take 23 minutes to play the final 2:03 minutes on the clock at least.)

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 11:49 PM (Evws/)

386 I'm a few days late to the party, but I am finally watching the Munk Debate between Jordan Peterson/Stephen Fry and Michael Dyson/Michelle Goldberg.
(https://youtu.be/GxYimeaoea0)

I have never seen two brick walls talk to each other before, so that was fascinating. Biggest lesson: Michael Eric Dyson is a total, 100%, top-flight shitheel.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:49 PM (hYcqw)

387 Van Halen's Beautiful Girls brings on that summertime feelz year round.

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:49 PM (YLycA)

388 I would put ELO above Queen.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2018 11:51 PM (rnAwa)

389 ELP > ELO

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:52 PM (CPfoe)

390 The NFL is living on borrowed time. It is going to be SJW'd and sued out of existence. The last pro sports left standing in the US are going to be baseball and basketball. The Left of course will never stop trying to make soccer a thing.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (kWrQ3)

391 379, QID - thanks.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (CeJUf)

392 The last pro sports left standing in the US are going to be baseball and basketball. The Left of course will never stop trying to make soccer a thing.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (kWrQ3)


*AHEM*

Posted by: Stanley Cup Final starts Monday at May 25, 2018 11:54 PM (e7oj4)

393 Dan Bongino is great.

Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:54 PM (e7oj4)

394 EMP>ELP

Posted by: Tsar Bomba at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (PDu2T)

395 ELP, FTW. Am I the only one with Pictures at an Exhibition?

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (YLycA)

396 Brewing up for a storm here. Gusty winds, showers. No lightning yet. If it settles into a steady rain, I will go out and flash up my burn barrel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (WFV7d)

397 Cicero, hard to compare 'em. They're too different IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:56 PM (eMKNe)

398 summer songs, that has me puzzled.

I remember walking by the dorms, late 70s, and hear a rocking song blasting and loving it. What was it, I'm puzzled. Not Elton's Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting, it was another song. Hmmmm. Wasn't Cheap Trick, who was it?

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2018 11:56 PM (yJ1e6)

399 ELP, FTW. Am I the only one with Pictures at an Exhibition?
Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (YLycA)

-------

Mussorgsky FTW!!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:56 PM (CPfoe)

400 Drink, I had the CD of Pictures at an Exhibition!

Want to get it again, before too long.

And, I haven't listened to it in ages, but I actually *liked* the Emerson Lake & Powell album from the mid-1980s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:57 PM (eMKNe)

401 Vintage Uncle Ted on right now - Journey to the Center of the Mind

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:57 PM (YLycA)

402 I didn't realize it at the time (because I was young and naive) but Chuck was probably pretty thoroughly coked up when he did the Gong Show. It's like watching old cartoons as an adult and finally getting the inside jokes."

I had the same feeling - I remember watching it and liking it when it was originally broadcast, and thinking "wow that Chuck is just a crazy and funny guy". and then years later I saw some clips and realized "damn that guy is zonked out of his gourd".

I remember some of the tales of Monday night football when Don Meredith was on it, with Howard Cosell and I think Fran Tarkenton. They said Don always drank heavily through each game, and there was one game where they announced that Don had some medical condition and had to leave the broadcast to get some emergency treatment. Years later they admitted that was the night when Don drank so much that he just passed out so cold that no one could even wake him, and all they could do was drag him to some cot somewhere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 11:58 PM (V2Yro)

403 the Alliance of American Football
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)


Whoa, that's a real name of a thing. I thought you were goofing around like "Hello, comrade cowboy, I'm Joe Bluejeans, did you watch Alliance of American Football competition this weekend? Say, let us share codes of workplace door access as gesture of ordinary American friendship!"

But no, that's real. Huh.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (y87Qq)

404
The last pro sports left standing in the US are going to be baseball and
basketball. The Left of course will never stop trying to make soccer a
thing.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (kWrQ3)





*AHEM*

Posted by: Just got home from LucasOil Speedway at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (rtvho)

405 A funeral for a cockroach is absurd, but it *was* a big ass cockroach.

Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (e7oj4)

406 Hey, this gab thing. Y'all posting simultaneously on gab and twitter?


Protip, I am marking everything I send nsfw. Give you that fuck it / stickin' it to the man attitude even when you are simply seconding someone else's brilliant analyses with "yep."

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (MTjB1)

407 Postmodern Jukebox has taken to advertising on YooToob. I think that's kinda cool; they'll just take an entire video, and put it up there, and that's their ad.

And one of the very few sorts of ads I won't just skip as soon as the option comes up.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (wSC8T)

408 Alexa came with my Kindle Fire, and in 1 1/2 years I've never even activated it, never mind used it.

Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (e7oj4)

409 *AHEM*
Posted by: Just got home from LucasOil Speedway at May




not a sport.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM (MTjB1)

410 logprof, good idea. Alexa is a snitch.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM (eMKNe)

411 Death of NFL != Death of football
Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (hY



Another Vince McMahon has shown up. His name is Vince McMahon. He announced back in February that he is restarting the XFL.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM (LIggv)

412 Aaaaaand of course the A/C conks out a week after we bought the house and it was 93 today.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (XKZwp)

413 ELP with Powell ELP doing Holst aws good stuff. Didn't find out until recently that Cozy was in Rainbow and Sabbath, as I dig ever deeper into 70s metal.

Posted by: Drink like Vikings, from the Hut of Baba Yaga at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (YLycA)

414 A funeral for a cockroach is absurd, but it *was* a big ass cockroach.
Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (e7oj4)


His name was Gregor Samsa

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (2K6fY)

415 logprof, good idea. Alexa is a snitch.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




push her down the stairs, snitches get stitches.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (MTjB1)

416 Vintage Uncle Ted on right now - Journey to the Center of the Mind
Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:57

That would fit the timeframe I'm trying to recall, but Ted isn't it. Boston maybe, I'm going nuts trying to remember.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (yJ1e6)

417 @409 It is the way I do it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (rtvho)

418 oh. OH! Summer driving music! I haven't listened to this in years. I think I have the 10" around somewhere but I know I don't have a working turntable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptEwQN4KcHo

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (y87Qq)

419 409 *AHEM*
Posted by: Just got home from LucasOil Speedway at May




not a sport.
Posted by: yankeefifth



Still better than the NFL. As is IndyCars! Reminder, the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 12:03 AM (pY+s4)

420 I would put ELO above Queen."

I liked them both, but gotta go with Queen. Regardless of his personal life, Freddie Mercury had the most amazingly versatile voice and range of any Rock singer, ever. Although it's unseemly to mix genres, I honestly think he could rival Pavarotti with the things he could do with his voice.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:03 AM (V2Yro)

421 y5, yup.

I wonder what Alexa's programmed to say after you do that? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (eMKNe)

422 the way I do it.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May



you know what would make it a sport? put a horn in the car and have the drivers wives in the seat next to them.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

423 One reason I've come to enjoy hockey is that it's such a blue collar sport (hell, they even have shifts). Celebrations are about team instead of individuals, and no anthem protest BS.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (e7oj4)

424 logprof, good idea. Alexa is a snitch.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM


Pretty much anything connected to the internet is a snitch...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (e9G8E)

425 Drink I did not know that :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (eMKNe)

426

Greetings fappers and fappees. What'd I miss besides Publix caving in to Das Hoggenfuhrer?

I am disappoint.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (GdWl+)

427 I expect the latest iteration of the XFL to go about as well as the previous one.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (kWrQ3)

428 386
I watched the debate. It seemed the purpose of the female was to put down Peterson. Dyson seemed to think that personal attacks and"burns" were the way to win the debate.

Peterson was calm and thoughtful, like I expected, but also more relatable than I thought he would be.

The stage presence I was most impressed with was Fry. He seemed to have a desire to reach people and exchange ideas.

I agree the two sides mostly talked past each other, the lefties really not there to have a discussion.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 12:06 AM (IDhUW)

429 I personally really like ELO, but seriously... how many of their songs are actually considered classics? Not many, especially when compared to Queen.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 26, 2018 12:06 AM (wSC8T)

430 Ace of Spades is a no snitch zone!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:06 AM (nWc4E)

431 Zettai, if anyone at SNL still had talent, that would make a great sketch:

"If you like Alexa, you'll love the Yahoo Snitch!"

*scene of two guys talking about their taxes*
One of the guys: "Yeah, I figured out how to use the earned income credit to get myself an extra two thousand bucks a year and I don't even have any kids! Gotta love those IRS dumbasses!!"

*police break down door suddenly, drag guy away while listening guy just watches*

"The Yahoo Snitch! You'll never be all alone again!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)

432 I wonder what Alexa's programmed to say after you do that? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (eMKNe)


"Quid Malmborg in Plano"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (2K6fY)

433 Hey Backwards Boy I hope your wife is feeling better.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (nWc4E)

434 Past my bedtime. Have a good night, everyone.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (hYcqw)

435 have spent some time troll stomping at a less smart military blog lately. they have a thumbs up / thumbs down feature that lets you like or dislike comments.

you get email notification every time you get a like or dislike.

have to tell you, getting likes, even for me, stimulates the same zones as crack.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (MTjB1)

436 427 I expect the latest iteration of the XFL to go about as well as the previous one.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (kWrQ3)


Probably though this time he seems more intent about keeping it separate from the WWE. So he's not going to be using his WWE commentary teams to cover the games or go for the attitude era ogling of the cheerleaders in the game.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2018 12:09 AM (LIggv)

437 Kindltot, LOL.

Sounds like a Breaking Bad reference...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:09 AM (eMKNe)

438 By the way, was the dead cockroach (way back up in the, you know, content) named Diana?

Posted by: Miklos, emotionally overinvested at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (zCyNd)

439 by the way the hq posse that mounted up and raided the less smart military blog the other day left a mark.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (MTjB1)

440 "'Quid Malmborg in Plano', because if you push anything hard enough, it will fall over"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (2K6fY)

441 No Publix here so they won't lode business from me, but I hope the #getwokegobroke will apply to them.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (IDhUW)

442 Have John Brennan and James Clapper be the official spokesmen for the Yahoo Snitch.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (nWc4E)

443

Hey thanks DD. She's much better, over the shock for the most part. I'm doing my best to keep her well medicated and well fed.

Thanks Hordelings, for all your prayers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (GdWl+)

444 "Quid Malmborg in Plano"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (2K6fY)

"ca plane pour moi"

Posted by: Plastic Bertrand at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (zCyNd)

445 Ace of Spades is a no snitch zone!

I'm telling!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (IcT7t)

446 If I was ever tempted to get one of those Alexa type devices, and I wasn't, that story would kill the impulse. I'm dismayed by how many people see no problem handing over their privacy and control to these automated gremlins. Electric or natural gas use that is monitored AND CONTROLLED by the utility. Of course it's for the customer's convenience. (Yeah, right.) Refrigerators that keep track of supplies and order more automatically for delivery. Complete imbeciles that give delivery services access to their home. Hell, I know some folks who never carry cash or credit cards, relying totally on some smart phone app or even an implant for any payments. Apparently carrying a wallet is inconvenient and might spoil the look of their haberdashery.


Have these cretins no concept of privacy and personal responsibility for the sake of 'convenience'? Does it ever occur to them that a simple power outage can leave them helpless? Do they care that they spew personal (and private) matters all over social media in ways that make them vulnerable to all sorts of attack and reprisals?

There are so many aspects to the current culture that I don't understand or care to. But they can stay the hell out of my life.

To paraphrase Ben Franklin: Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little convenience deserve neither liberty nor convenience.

Posted by: JTB at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (V+03K)

447 Queen does have a football song, but ELO has a Halloween song. Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (YLycA)

448 Many moons ago, a political cartoonist did a fantastic drawing of two cockroaches greeting each other, while standing on a giant mound of rubble.

Left roach: "Bill!!??!"
Right roach: "Monica??!!!"

The caption read, "After a nuclear war."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (eMKNe)

449 Pretty much the one ELO song that has really stood the test of time in the way that, like, a dozen Queen songs have is Mr. Blue Sky, and that just barely cracked the Top 40 hit at the time, IIRC.

ELO had much bigger hits than that, but nobody really remembers them anymore.

As much as I like ELO, yeah; advantage: Queen.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (wSC8T)

450 Watching other people play games of ball on television meets yankeefifth's definition of sport. Keep that in mind as he develops his philosophy on this.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (rtvho)

451
108 What did they thing was going to happen in the Folda Gap with the entire Russian Army invaded Europe?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (roQNm)

===

Tactical nukes.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (EZebt)

I thought the plan was to put up signs to the PX and counterattack while they were dismounted and looting.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (e1mEI)

452 Drink, Queen also has a naked female bicyclist song. Checkmate!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:13 AM (eMKNe)

453
"The Yahoo Snitch! You'll never be all alone again!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)

*stares in Jesuitical fashion*

Posted by: Forvive me Father Miklos, for I have sinned... at May 26, 2018 12:13 AM (zCyNd)

454 Watching other people play games of ball on television meets yankeefifth's definition of sport. Keep that in mind as he develops his philosophy on this.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May




Don't you think the sports should rely primarily upon power generated by the human body?

Lots of debate on sports that should or should not be in the olympics because of their reliance on technology.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

455 Prothonotary, agreed re Queen v. ELO.

But, I admit it's spooky how much Mr. Blue Sky sounds like a mid-70s Beatles reunion.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:14 AM (eMKNe)

456 The roach memorial story was funny. Gives me hope that college kids still possess that sense of the absurd and are not the humorless snowflakes the media so often portrays.

Posted by: Tuna at May 26, 2018 12:15 AM (jm1YL)

457 Even setting aside Alexa, I have gotten several butt-dial hot mikes. When I heard tonight that Harvey Wankenstein was fitted with an electronic tracking device, I laughed - anyone carrying a cell phone is fitted with one!

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:16 AM (YLycA)

458 Pretty much the one ELO song that has really stood the test of time in the way that, like, a dozen Queen songs have is Mr. Blue Sky, and that just barely cracked the Top 40 hit at the time, IIRC."

I was always partial to "Hey Boy Blue" (I have fought, in the holiest wars, I have smashed, some of the holiest jaws, I've seen God, point the Finger of Doom at our Foes)

and then "I can't get it out of my head" (Midnight, on the water, I saw, the Oceans Daughter, walking on the waves she came, staring as she called My Name, and I Can't get it Out of My Head.....")

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:16 AM (V2Yro)

459 I can't wait for Hitler to get an Alexa. Hell, maybe he has one. I'll go check...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (RuIsu)

460 have to tell you, getting likes, even for me, stimulates the same zones as crack.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (MTjB1)

And you would know because....?

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (XKZwp)

461 Lots of debate on sports that should or should not be in the olympics because of their reliance on technology.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

It's not the technology that bothers me so much, as it is the judged "sports" that rely upon a panel of East German judges.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (WFV7d)

462 Don't you think the sports should rely primarily upon power generated by the human body?


Formula One oota T'hoose an' auld ye bugger round the turn me laddie!

Posted by: Jackie Stewart at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (zCyNd)

463 Burger Chef, I'd guess Adolf's Alexa would just keep repeating:

"You are insane. Mental health professionals are on their way."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:18 AM (eMKNe)

464 ELO is underrated. One of my favorite bands. Freddie Mercury was an opera singer in a rock band. Brian May was an amazing musician. I'd probably go with Queen also and I love ELO.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (pY+s4)

465 But, I admit it's spooky how much Mr. Blue Sky sounds like a mid-70s Beatles reunion."

Nothing spooky about it - Jeff Lynne idolized the Beatles, and often claimed that his groups music was what the Beatles would have been doing if they had stayed together. Now I don't think anyone believed him, but the point is that is what he was going for much of the time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (V2Yro)

466 Hogg has issued an ultimatum to Bass Pro Shops. Hogg is demanding that they cease all gun sales and severely restrict sales of ammunition clips with the things that go up.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (kWrQ3)

467 Many moons ago, a political cartoonist did a fantastic drawing of two cockroaches greeting each other, while standing on a giant mound of rubble.

Left roach: "Bill!!??!"
Right roach: "Monica??!!!"

The caption read, "After a nuclear war."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (eMKNe)

--LMAO.

I also loved Milquetoast, the cross-dressing cockroach from Bloom County.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (e7oj4)

468 It's not the technology that bothers me so much, as it is the judged "sports" that rely upon a panel of East German judges.
Postedh by: Alberta Oil Peon at May




yeah, that too. the simplest events seem to be the most sport like. running is probably the simplest

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (MTjB1)

469 "you're in trouble! I'm telling Mistress!"

Posted by: the Sprite at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (6FqZa)

470 Puddleglum, same here.

Tom Servo, true. I think Lynne worked for years to sound so much like Lennon and McCartney, both instrumentally and vocally, just in that one song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (eMKNe)

471 Be it ever so hovel, there's still no place like home. Which I am.

* plonks drink down on desk *

* removes pants changes to relaxed evening attire *

Didn't get to the Memorial Day comments, but saw the post. 8 million hero horses. Never got to have a horse of my own like my big sister did. Been decades since I rode one. But have had them around all my life (except the years in Chicago, and even there, police horses occasionally). A nearby ranch has the gov contract for running wild horses, and they are beautiful to watch. So, I really appreciate the critters. Hard to wrap my mind around eight million dead in war. At least, that was the last horsepowered war. Amazing photo.

So, what's the haps here tonight, weekend warriors?

Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (XqXVp)

472
ELO had much bigger hits than that, but nobody really remembers them anymore.

First I ever heard of ELO was their rendition of Roll Over Beethoven. Still my favorite ELO song.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (IqV8l)

473 Well, ELO did have Xanadu.. Hmm. Olivia Newton John... I see your checkmate and uh, BRB...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (YLycA)

474

I should plug my favorite band, ELP.

Plug.

Bitches Crystal live in Budapest '97.


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

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:21 AM (GdWl+)

475 logprof, Bloom County was fantastic back in the day.

Breathed has resurrected it, but IMHO most of the magic is gone. Too partisan/anti-Trump and not nearly as surprising/shocking as it used to be; the times have caught up with it, as it were.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (eMKNe)

476 So, what's the haps here tonight, weekend warriors?
Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (XqXVp)


I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.


I haz sadz.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (2K6fY)

477 Tom Servo, true. I think Lynne worked for years to sound so much like Lennon and McCartney, both instrumentally and vocally, just in that one song.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (eMKNe)

IMHO, best ELO song is their cover of Roll Over Beethoven. They basically turned it into a concerto for electric guitar and orchestra.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:23 AM (WFV7d)

478 First I ever heard of ELO was their rendition of Roll Over Beethoven. Still my favorite ELO song.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (IqV8l)

So, at least Jeff Lynne was an innovative and original songwriter.

Posted by: Chuck'sll-Nite Chuck-O-Rama at May 26, 2018 12:23 AM (zCyNd)

479 Drink, Olivia in leotards is hard to top, true.

(I almost typed 'hard to beat' but actually as a matter of fact...)
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:23 AM (eMKNe)

480 470 Puddleglum, same here.

Tom Servo, true. I think Lynne worked for years to sound so much like Lennon and McCartney, both instrumentally and vocally, just in that one song.
Posted by: qdpsteve



Jeff Lynne could do a decent Roy Orbison. Almost, anyway. Listen to the the second Travelling Wilbury's album.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 12:24 AM (pY+s4)

481 Damn that's a shame he brought back Bloom County just to politicize it. Well I'm not going to go looking for it then. No need to see fond memories wrecked.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

482 Puddleglum, will do! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (eMKNe)

483 I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.


I haz sadz.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (2K6fY)

Absurd.

Posted by: Slawomir Mrozek at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (zCyNd)

484 Not sure if the album Silk Degrees came out in the summer, but I do remember listening to a lot of Boz Skaggs one summer.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 11:43 PM (nWc4E)

I had that LP, but I don't recall if I bought it in '76 or '77. It was a great album.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (iTpm7)

485 Unfortunately, one ill-titled song on the Emerson Lake & Powell album...

"Lay Down Your Guns."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (eMKNe)

486 good evening/morning Horde-lings

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (TL2pK)

487 racing is too far removed from reliance on human physical performance as the determining factor to be a sport.

pretty much to far removed from the ability of most people to participate too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:26 AM (MTjB1)

488 Good Vibrations on now, dig that spooky theremin thingy

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:26 AM (YLycA)

489 Chicago's Saturday in the Park brings me back to the summer after high school graduation even though it was first released when I started Kindergarten.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (KOF8G)

490 Tom, yup. Breathed is smart enough not to make *every* strip a political rant, but there's too many of them.

Breathed also says in his FB comments (yeah he has an account) that he finds plenty ridiculous about both sides, but he barely ever shares that in the strip.

At this stage it looks to me like a Chuck Lorre sitcom storyboard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (eMKNe)

491 I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (2K6fY)


Isn't reacting to a Kafka joke with brutal indifference the ultimate appreciation of a Kafka joke? It says so in the regulations.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)

492 Chuck C, another great summer song. Also one of the first songs I remember hearing on the radio as a kid, and the first song I recognized as a Chicago song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (eMKNe)

493 I thought the plan was to put up signs to the PX and counterattack while they were dismounted and looting.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (e1mEI)

---

Heheh.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 12:28 AM (/NSUP)

494 I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.

I haz sadz."

When you watch the original "Producers", with Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel, there's a scene where they are going through scripts looking for one that is bad enough to guarantee a loss. At one point Zero Mostel picks up one and reads "I woke up this morning to find that I had become a giant Bug." and he thinks a bit and says "nah, too good" and throws it over his shoulder.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:28 AM (V2Yro)

495 Stanislaw Lem's favorite US Science Fiction writer was Philip K Dick, and he was hurt when he found out that Dick thought Lem was actually a made up propaganda pastiche.

Speaking of Polish absurdities.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:28 AM (2K6fY)

496 This Roe v. Wade movie looks like it's going to be interesting --and I hope informative to a lot of people.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:29 AM (e7oj4)

497 Drink, great song. Unfortunately it was ultimately one of the things that drove Brian Wilson crazy, also.

Brian seriously almost killed himself trying to recapture the magic of that one song, with the aborted Smile album.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:29 AM (eMKNe)

498 Backwards I am happy to hear that, you keep taking care of your Bgal, she is one courageous woman!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:30 AM (nWc4E)

499 Damn! All the files (documents, pictures, and music) that I managed to scavenge off my dead HD were wiped off the new SS drive by Windoze Update. Every damn one! And now I can't access that drive at all. Anybody got tips for reviving a dead drive. Put it in the freezer overnight?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:30 AM (WFV7d)

500 The song that reminds me of my graduation, interestingly enough:

Night Ranger, Sister Christian. (Was getting tons of airplay on MTV at the time; that's probably why I associate it with then.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (eMKNe)

501 It's hard to find a good Franz Kafka joke.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (CPfoe)

502 Oh bother! Walt Disney to produce a movie about Christopher Robin. What could possibly go wrong?

https://tinyurl.com/ya2l9ybd

I wonder what sort of PC stuff they will work in here to ruin it. I'm sure people will haul there kids to see it regardless.

Posted by: Winnie the Excrement at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (/qEW2)

503 Boys of Summer - Don Henley

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (V2Yro)

504 Heheh.
Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May




having a hard time adjusting to your new nickname. every time it comes up mu first read is smersh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:32 AM (MTjB1)

505 Brian seriously almost killed himself trying to recapture the magic of that one song, with the aborted Smile album.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:29 AM (eMKNe)

the Seeker, Brian, never found his Center.

Middle C, yes.

Posted by: Maharishi Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:32 AM (zCyNd)

506 Night Moves - Bob Seger. always felt like a summer song to me. Late summer, with autumn closin' in.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:33 AM (V2Yro)

507 Miklos, yup.

Interesting that Brian finally *was* able to finish it about 10 years ago, after:

1, he didn't have to deal with any other of the Beach Boys.

2, digital technology allowed him the ability and flexibility to take every last scrap of music and stitch it together exactly the way he envisioned (or, as well as he could remember envisioning) it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:33 AM (eMKNe)

508 When you make a clever comment and no one notices it's kinda Kafkaesque.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:33 AM (kWrQ3)

509 475 logprof, Bloom County was fantastic back in the day.

Breathed has resurrected it, but IMHO most of the magic is gone. Too partisan/anti-Trump and not nearly as surprising/shocking as it used to be; the times have caught up with it, as it were.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (eMKNe)

--That's why Dilbert holds up better. It's not political, but focuses on human and organizational flaws.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (e7oj4)

510 Anybody got tips for reviving a dead drive. Put it in the freezer overnight?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:30 AM (WFV7d)


Briefly define 'dead' in this context. What's the failure mode?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (y87Qq)

511 Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Posted by: Tom Servo at May



lol. good friend in hs got dumped hard by some girl when that song was out. he listened to that song over and over and over and over and over. every time you got in his car or went to his house it was playing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (MTjB1)

512 Oops:

And 3, after Brian was free of the pernicious influence of drug abuse.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (eMKNe)

513 Kafka, Hegel and a Kangaroo all walk into a bar...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (CPfoe)

514 Smersh. Now there's an agency without its teeth in.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (2K6fY)

515 logprof, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (eMKNe)

516 At this stage it looks to me like a Chuck Lorre sitcom storyboard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (eMKNe)

If you can get another Hungarian (preferably zombie Eva Gabor) on board, I'll write the check!

Posted by: Miklos, one of The Producers at May 26, 2018 12:35 AM (zCyNd)

517 Tom Servo, Seger's great in summer. My personal fave is Still The Same.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:35 AM (eMKNe)

518 Chuck C, another great summer song. Also one of the first songs I remember hearing on the radio as a kid, and the first song I recognized as a Chicago song.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM


It also helps that that was the Best. Summer. Ever.

Also, Dire Straits Walk of Life (the whole album actually), even though it was overplayed

Posted by: Chuck C at May 26, 2018 12:35 AM (KOF8G)

519 Funny story....I told my mom about the guy. I am 35 years old.

She forbid me to drive to Memphis to see him. Forbid me! I'm 35!

I told her "Too bad, I'm going." Her response: "No you aren't"

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:36 AM (TL2pK)

520 Oh yes...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BDbIrqbj8

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 12:37 AM (PUmDY)

521 Don't need the NFL to enjoy football. There's still college ball and, for neighborhood loyalists, HS ball.

Same thing with basketball, no? There are a whole lot of people out there who follow college hoops that never watch the NBA.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 12:37 AM (0jtPF)

522 It's hard to find a good Franz Kafka joke.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (CPfoe)

And if you do, they take you to court...

Posted by: Miklos, enloying the occaisional White Castle slider at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (zCyNd)

523 Miklos, LOL.

I think you're thinking of Peter Lorre. Chuck Lorre is alive, well, and a near billionaire from all his (IMHO mostly shitty) sitcoms he's sold to CBS.

He started off well as a writer for Roseanne in the 1980s, Grace Under Fire, and Cybill, He was fired from all three shows btw, due to clashes he had with the female stars of all three.

Then he caught a tiger by the tail with Dharma & Greg (a halfway decent show, not great but not horrible from what I recall), then produced Two and a Half Men, and now America can't get rid of this guy.

I've shared before: the only thing he's done since Cybill that I've ever enjoyed is his current sitcom about recovering alcoholics, "Mom," starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris. I would *swear* there's some conservatives on the writing staff of that show. But like all sitcoms, it's already showing signs of wear, tear and writer fatigue and keeps recycling its own set of tropes over and over and over again. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (eMKNe)

524 Briefly define 'dead' in this context. What's the failure mode?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (y87Qq)

Won't boot, and BIOS can't "see" it. Initially, I was able to browse the drive by running Linux Mint on a live DVD. That's how I copied the files, well, entire directories with their contents. And the contents were good; I played one of the music files. My mistake was not renaming the directories to some non-Windows name, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (WFV7d)

525 She forbid me to drive to Memphis to see him. Forbid me! I'm 35!



I told her "Too bad, I'm going." Her response: "No you aren't"



Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:36 AM (TL2pK)

Showdown at the TP Corral.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (iTpm7)

526 The theater of the absurd in an old Aggie tradition. Try to refrain from insulting it unless you understand it.

Posted by: Ag80 at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (CGITp)

527 Kafka, Hegel and a Kangaroo all walk into a bar...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (CPfoe)

Oh wait, I forgot....Albert Camus is working in a bar, and Kafka.....

Posted by: Miklos, depuis d'ennui at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (zCyNd)

528 Chuck C, yup. Love the whole Brothers In Arms album.

"Why Worry" and "Your Latest Trick" are especially great IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (eMKNe)

529 A discussion of summer songs ... and not one mention of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ?

This place has really went to shit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 12:40 AM (HwWo9)

530 I wonder what sort of PC stuff they will work in here to ruin it. I'm sure people will haul there kids to see it regardless.

Posted by: Winnie the Excrement at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (/qEW2)

Probably won't drag Pookette, but she does know the "Bouncy Bouncy" song to sing on her bouncy ball.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (XKZwp)

531 ScoggDog, I'm partial to Sundown.

Remember first hearing it during a summer vacation in Lake Tahoe around 1978 or so, when my parents insisted we stay at this creepy motel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (eMKNe)

532 Not having your Kafka jokes acknowledged is like finding yourself in a Kafka novel.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (kWrQ3)

533 qdp, when I think of the summer of '84, I think "Ghostbusters."

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (e7oj4)

534 I think you're thinking of Peter Lorre.

So, you're saying we need all three Gabor sisters?

Posted by: Gyorgy Czukor at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

535 logprof, I know who you can call about that... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (eMKNe)

536 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ? "

I didn't know the Gales of November blew in the summer.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (V2Yro)

537 But seriously, that was a great song too. Just overplayed at the time.

Like Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes, I rediscovered it a number of years back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:43 AM (eMKNe)

538 So, you're saying we need all three Gabor sisters?
Posted by: Gyorgy Czukor at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

Gabor, Gamerrier!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:43 AM (WFV7d)

539 Another classic summer song:

https://youtu.be/QM6kQgHi5QU

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:44 AM (e7oj4)

540

Hotscakes!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IqV8l)

541 Like Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes, I rediscovered it a number of years back.

I always preferred the parody, "Sammy Davis Eye".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

542 @525

Seriously.....who tells a 35 year old where they are allowed to go or not?

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (TL2pK)

543 Another feel good summer toe-tapper is Sniper by Harry Chapin.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 12:46 AM (HwWo9)

544 ScoggDog, oh yeah. That's up there with "Seconds" by Human League.

(A song about Lee Harvey Oswald, believe it or not.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:47 AM (eMKNe)

545 Sniffing around 70s hard rock/protometal stuff looking to burn some googleplay bucks uncovered these gems.

Leaf Hound does garage Zeppelin right:https://tinyurl.com/yakhmp8t

Budgie is pretty badass for a parakeet:https://tinyurl.com/kzmpgk6
Speaking of pets, here's Toad. Hold on for some sick guitar...
https://tinyurl.com/ybf4uk2h

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:47 AM (YLycA)

546 Then there's "Mr. Bad Example" by Warren Zevon.

I so, so wish Zevon could have lived long enough to work with Weird Al on something. They were both hilarious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (eMKNe)

547 FUN FACT

"Bette Davis Eyes" was written by Jackie deShannon, who also wrote "Breakaway" for Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans.

Posted by: Musical Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (zCyNd)

548 For TP, and it's relevant, too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBpu3MHmtM

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (WFV7d)

549 BIOS can't "see" it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (WFV7d)


I got nothin' then. If the BIOS won't see the controller, it sounds like the logic board is shot. The rest of it could still be good, which is kind of rare. Usually the mechanical parts go first, long before the ICs. Actually, that's pretty easy to fix, overcoming static friction in a rotating disc is left to the reader as an exercise.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (y87Qq)

550 Won't boot, and BIOS can't "see" it. Initially, I was able to browse the drive by running Linux Mint on a live DVD. That's how I copied the files, well, entire directories with their contents. And the contents were good; I played one of the music files. My mistake was not renaming the directories to some non-Windows name, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (WFV7d)


If you got all the data off of it then you might as well go ahead and reformat the drive - if you have a free drive handy I would image the drive or squash it onto the new drive and then reformat the thing and repartition it. The BIOS might not be seeing it because of some problem with the partition table or because it doesn't recognize the partition type ... but I don't know.

As long as you got your data off of it you really don't have to worry and can screw around with it all you want. If Linux reads it then the drive is okay and fully functional.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (RPXrN)

551 Miklos, didn't know that! Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (eMKNe)

552 Post Linked: "a federal court ruled his term was reduced in error and ordered him back behind bars to finish his sentence"
Isn't that de facto double jeopardy?

Post Cockroach funeral: I can see the stoners of my day doing something like this for stupid funny fun. I suspect this may be the ludicrously serious work of the snowflakes, though.
(Did not click through to the story.)

5 Olbermann has a job? Is there anything Trumponomics can't do?
Posted by: Miklos

25 Thank you for sharing that, ibguy. I wept. Milady did, too.

At my brother-in-law's funeral, folks told his daughter (~same age as mine), sad you lost your dad at such a young age. She replied, he beat the throat cancer for fifteen years before it came back. That was a gift.

Your sharing Joyce's life with us was a great gift.

Now I'm up to comment #100. Be caught up by... time for the morning report? But, so much good stuffffff!

Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 12:49 AM (XqXVp)

553 One of my favorite summertime songs:

Don't Disturb This Groove by The System (1987)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wqUDylYcnY

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 12:50 AM (/NSUP)

554 I always preferred the parody, "Sammy Davis Eye".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

Heh. Sign here, young man.

Posted by: Weird Al Molnar at May 26, 2018 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

555 I didn't know the Gales of November blew in the summer.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (V2Yro)


Welcome to the Great Lakes region of the upper midwest, please enjoy your stay.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:50 AM (y87Qq)

556 541 Like Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes, I rediscovered it a number of years back.

I always preferred the parody, "Sammy Davis Eye".
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

--LMAO, mandatory:

https://youtu.be/T0epZ9tjYdA

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)

557 > Funny story....I told my mom about the guy. I am 35 years old. She forbid me to drive to Memphis to see him. Forbid me! I'm 35! I told her "Too bad, I'm going." Her response: "No you aren't"
Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:36 AM (TL2pK)

They have really good BBQ in Memphis (much better than Texas style). You could bring some back as a peace offering to mom.

Posted by: pogomip at May 26, 2018 12:52 AM (87V/q)

558 Seriously.....who tells a 35 year old where they are allowed to go or not?
Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (TL2pK)


Your mother. She cares. She worries.

Deep down she still can't get her head around the fact that you are no longer 13 and likely to get yourself into serious trouble, but that will either come or won't.

On the bright side you are no longer communicating solely by screaming at each other down the hallway, so things do get better, right?

Tell her you understand she is worried and promise to check in regularly.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:52 AM (2K6fY)

559 The BIOS might not be seeing it because of some problem with the partition table or because it doesn't recognize the partition type ... but I don't know.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (RPXrN)


I assumed it was just not showing a device on that bus, in which case the logic board is hosed. You should be able to rip a logic board off the enclosure and plug it in and the BIOS should still at least nominally recognize that something's claimed an address on the bus.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (y87Qq)

560 logprof, LOL.

My favorite part is the mystery song he sings. "??????????"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

561 November Rain by Guns N' Roses is of course a classic summer song.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (kWrQ3)

562 "Man who shows penis to jury acquitted of sexual assault"
I misread this as he showed his willy to a jury like a flasher, and was later acquitted of sexual assault from doing so, but I had it wrong. Maybe better title would have been "Man Acquitted by jury of sexual assault by showing his penis". Then again, that can be misread too.

Posted by: jim at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (gjGvH)

563 You know ... a little Sniper, Edmund Fitzgerald, Mettallica / One, and Etta James / I'd Rather Go Blind would make one Hell of a Good Time SummerTime Fourplay.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (HwWo9)

564 If you got all the data off of it then you might as well go ahead and reformat the drive - if you have a free drive handy I would image the drive or squash it onto the new drive and then reformat the thing and repartition it. The BIOS might not be seeing it because of some problem with the partition table or because it doesn't recognize the partition type ... but I don't know.

As long as you got your data off of it you really don't have to worry and can screw around with it all you want. If Linux reads it then the drive is okay and fully functional.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (RPXrN)

Thing is, I didn't get all my data off it. I have some work-related folders, and that is good, but all my mp3's are gone, and a lot of my more recent pictures, too. And documents from "my documents". I had copied most of that to this new drive, with a clean Win7 install on it, and then fucking Windoze Update overwrote all of it.

So I need to get into the dead drive again at least once. And last time (this morning) I tried viewing it via Mint, it was not there. So, I'd say it is intermittent. Might be a boot sector virus?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (WFV7d)

565 Gabor, Gamerrier!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:43 AM (WFV7d)

I think among the three Gabor sisters, they got gamarried 29 times.

Posted by: Miklos never had marriage with those ladies, not once (wags finger) at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (zCyNd)

566 Oops, forgot Little River Band, "Lady."
Always reminds me of a SoCal campground my parents took us to when we were mid-teenagers, called Butterfield.

Ironically, it wasn't far from where Pechanga is now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:55 AM (eMKNe)

567 Seriously.....who tells a 35 year old where they are allowed to go or not?
Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (TL2pK)

--A 35 year old's wife.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:56 AM (e7oj4)

568 Maybe better title would have been "Man Acquitted by jury of sexual assault by showing his penis". Then again, that can be misread too.
Posted by: jim at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (gjGvH)


"Man successfully defends himself using only his penis" works as a headline.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:56 AM (y87Qq)

569 As is a very great season song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 12:56 AM (PUmDY)

570 Memphis is a shithole

Posted by: NCKate at May 26, 2018 12:57 AM (B6tS5)

571 My favorite part is the mystery song he sings. "??????????"
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

--Which is "Bette Davis Eyes"

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:58 AM (e7oj4)

572 I assumed it was just not showing a device on that bus, in which case the logic board is hosed. You should be able to rip a logic board off the enclosure and plug it in and the BIOS should still at least nominally recognize that something's claimed an address on the bus.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (y87Qq)

Well, it's a Western Digital 500 gB drive. And I have two of them. I could try swapping logic boards, I guess. Thing is, both those drives were in the computer when it crashed. And neither would boot. But the drive with XP on it did boot up when I stuck it in another machine. I was running it for several days, and it seems to be OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:58 AM (WFV7d)

573 And last time (this morning) I tried viewing it via Mint, it was not there. So, I'd say it is intermittent. Might be a boot sector virus?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (WFV7d)


It could be thermal expansion? See if it's temperature-related maybe. Or, if you don't feel it spin up when you boot it with the case off... do the needful and overcome the static friction.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:59 AM (y87Qq)

574 good friend in hs got dumped hard by some girl when that song was out.
he listened to that song over and over and over and over and over.
every time you got in his car or went to his house it was playing.

Heh. Happened to me that summer. I even spray painted "I don't understand what happened to our love, but babe I'm gonna get you back" in huge letters on an underpass (narrator: He didn't).

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2018 12:59 AM (OYwKq)

575 My favorite part is the mystery song he sings. "??????????"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

One portion of that remains under copyright.

Posted by: ? and the Mysterians at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (zCyNd)

576 Alberta Oil Peon, look into Hiren's BootCD's many offerings. I used it a while ago for a different, thorny boot problem.

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (YLycA)

577 @570

Yeah, I think that's her point.

But, for one, it's not like he lives in the ghetto of Memphis....he lives in the Burbs.

For two, it would be absolutely unfair for him to travel to visit me, and me to not reciprocate.

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (TL2pK)

578 suppose confusing SMH with smersh is better than smiert spionam

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (MTjB1)

579 logprof and ?, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:01 AM (eMKNe)

580 You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive is another easy breezy summertime sensation. Pairs well with Fire On The Mountain, The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down, and most anything by George Jones.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 01:01 AM (JODDm)

581 ScoggDog, you forgot Wildfire! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (eMKNe)

582 lol y5

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (/NSUP)

583 172 Splunge, can't believe I forgot Summer In The City!
Not only do I love it, but it was the #1 song on Billboard, the week I was born. No joke.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Rarely do I feel so much like saying, My Lawn! Off!
Did anyone mention See You In September?

Up to #200 as if anyone cares but me. :/ 350+ to go... oy! And I'm skimming asfastasican. Quit being so danged interesting, commenters (I know, you will be after about #300.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (XqXVp)

584 mindful, you're going to be here awhile tonight ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:03 AM (eMKNe)

585 Alberta Oil Peon, look into Hiren's BootCD's many offerings. I used it a while ago for a different, thorny boot problem.
Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (YLycA)

That was the first thing I tried! It's a very useful set of tools, that. Didn't help me in this case. I don't think it's a MB problem. I'm running on the same MB right now, and it always saw the SATA DVD drive. And it sees the the little Kingston 120 gB solid state drive that I am running this install of Win7 on. Almost like both drives got shocked by something. maybe a power bump?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (WFV7d)

586 570 Memphis is a shithole
Posted by: NCKate at May 26, 2018 12:57 AM (B6tS5)

--Racist!!!

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (e7oj4)

587 574 That somehow made me think of an old Simpsons episode where Maggie was lost, Homer called the missing person hotline and the hold music was Player's "Baby Come Back"...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (YLycA)

588 AOP: i've got a China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (kb/by)

589 Heh. Happened to me that summer. I even spray painted "I don't understand what happened to our love, but babe I'm gonna get you back" in huge letters on an underpass (narrator: He didn't).
Posted by: Weirddave at May




LOL



narrator was a very nice touch.




Was there a ever a boombox serenade outside her window?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 01:05 AM (MTjB1)

590 Crap. Just hit the kbdabear compliance pix. If I stop to look, I'll never get caught up....

Well, see you in the morning............

Posted by: mindful webworker - talkin to my sellllf at May 26, 2018 01:05 AM (XqXVp)

591 Niters y'all...


btw...







...Texas BBQ is better.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 01:05 AM (/NSUP)

592 Hi Mindful,

Thanks for checking in as you read through the comments. Your comments are read too, just so you know.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:06 AM (IDhUW)

593 Drink, LOL. I think that was during Simpsons' first season, when the show was on fire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:06 AM (eMKNe)

594 ScoggDog, you forgot Wildfire! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (eMKNe)


You're right.

How about Wildfire, The Reaper, Dust In the Wind, and He Went To Paris ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 01:06 AM (JODDm)

595 Kafka, Hegel and a Kangaroo all walk into a bar...
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (CPfoe)


What would Kafka and Hegel have to say to each other? Kafka was haunted by a fear of an inflexible law and seemed to satirize it, so I assume he hated it (ex. In the Penal Colony). Hegel would be more relativistic. Would he have been able to calm Kafka down? Interesting to be a fly on the wall if these two weirdos met.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (/qEW2)

596 China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (kb/by)

Don't complain-they will just declare your front yard a "territorial reef" and put in a refuelling station and SAM battery.

Posted by: Great Power Miklos at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (zCyNd)

597 Am In the only one getting evergreen college pop ups, ha

Posted by: Jean at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (MS0+a)

598 ScoggDog, also Gloomy Monday.
Peter Wolf did a cover...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (eMKNe)

599 Some idiot on Fox just said North Korea deal success or failure would define Trump. Really, what kind of stupid fucking drivel is that?

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (kWrQ3)

600 We sent our sweet little beagle Salty to Heaven today. We're heartbroken and the cartoon about the best dog touched my wife and I deeply. Thank you for including it WeirdDave,

I asked St Francis to welcome him and pet him and tell him how much we loved him.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (DK0L4)

601 @600

Thoughts and prayers to you...

I know Salty was a good dog

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 01:08 AM (TL2pK)

602 AOP: i've got a China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (kb/by)

My guess would be the contacts in the pressure switch are slightly welded together, and don't release when the diaphragm linkage exerts a force on them. My water system pump does that sometimes, too. It's a very similar type of switch. I whack it with a wooden stick, and it shuts off.

But you could take the cover off the switch, and dress the contacts with an ignition point file, or a doubled-over scrap of abrasive cloth.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:09 AM (WFV7d)

603 China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4
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Check, oh, Grainger, for a replacement pressure switch. Or, take a shot at repairing the one you have.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2018 01:09 AM (leCj4)

604 597 Am In the only one getting evergreen college pop ups, ha
Posted by: Jean at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (MS0+a)

--Tucker had a good interview with the pariah prof from there tonight.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 01:10 AM (e7oj4)

605 Gloomy Monday / Sunday Morning Coming Down.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 01:10 AM (JODDm)

606 Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me?
That seems to happen to me for the https home page. The http page works fine.

Posted by: MetaThought at May 26, 2018 01:10 AM (Zi6GY)

607 One thing that gives me a chuckle, is remembering all the bands that tried to copycat U2 in the 1980s.

- Simple Minds
- INXS (basically a secular U2)
- The Call (although they hit it big earlier, I believe)
- The Alarm (great songs but ridiculously overwrought)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (eMKNe)

608 I asked St Francis to welcome him and pet him and tell him how much we loved him.
Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (DK0L4)

My condolences, LGoPs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (WFV7d)

609 Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 01:08 AM (TL2pK)

Thank you kindly.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (DK0L4)

610 Songs in the Key of Life is insanely great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (PUmDY)

611 29 went down with the Ed Fitz. The Gabor sisters were married 29 times. Coincidence? Leonard Nimoy's ghost is skeptical. Robert Stack's too.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (RuIsu)

612 All right, time to keep up the tippling, perchance to add to the novel.

Good night, y'all!

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (e7oj4)

613 Sorry for your loss LGoPs. What a comforting thought to think of St Francis greeting our pets.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (IDhUW)

614 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (WFV7d)

Thank you as well AOP.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (DK0L4)

615 LGoPs, condolences.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (eMKNe)

616 Anyone from WI remember this case from Manitowac Co.? Seems like a guy from a salvage yard was framed for a murder? Ring any bells?

I need to go to bed and wonder what the answer is.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 01:13 AM (yJ1e6)

617 qdp, thanks, couldn't place when. Dooh! I picked the wrong week to give up pick up carry on drinking. Wildfire - that's a nice little song that gets you thinking about painting a mural on yer van, then takes a hard turn to sadzville...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:13 AM (YLycA)

618 Steven Avery. Making a murderer

Posted by: NCKate at May 26, 2018 01:14 AM (B6tS5)

619 Summer song:
She wore an itsy bittsy, teenie weenie, yellow polka dot bikini

Posted by: Cosda at May 26, 2018 01:14 AM (d7sWu)

620 Songs in the Key of Life is insanely great.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (PUmDY)

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Ebony And Ivory inspires me to shoot myself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (CPfoe)

621 Drink, no prob.

I read that David Letterman got Wildfire stuck in his head one time so bad, he invited Michael Martin Murphey to perform it on the Late Show. This was fully 35 or so years after it was a hit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (eMKNe)

622 Gas prices going up in Brazil Paraguay and Dominican Republic.

And everyone says it is "unjustly high" All three countries. And here.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (2K6fY)

623 29 went down with the Ed Fitz. The Gabor sisters were married 29 times. Coincidence? Leonard Nimoy's ghost is skeptical. Robert Stack's too.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (RuIsu)

It's no coincidence. King Biscuit Boy has 29 ways, too:

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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:16 AM (WFV7d)

624 Well, Korea will be part of PDT's legacy, along with the rest of his successes. I. For one, am NOT tired of winning. Keep it up Mr President, the people have your back and are heartened in their own battles.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:16 AM (IDhUW)

625 Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (IDhUW)


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (eMKNe)


Thank you friends.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:16 AM (DK0L4)

626 Cicero, the Joe Piscopo/Eddie Murphy spoof of that is better.

"I am black and you are white!"
"You are blind as a bat and I have sight!..."

Joe Piscopo did what I consider the all-time great Springsteen spoof back around 1986, btw. A song called New Jersey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ9SMDMSRH8

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (eMKNe)

627 Thereas Halbach murder was the WI case.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (yJ1e6)

628 600--- LGoPs
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So sorry about Salty --- but yeah, what a good night to see that cartoon.

(dusty in here)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (0jtPF)

629 And you're a lucky one, indeed, to score 29 in cribbage!

Posted by: Drink like Vikings, nobs edition at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (YLycA)

630 Wildfire. Automatic station change in my car. Didn't have the understated humor of D.O.A.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (RuIsu)

631 Leonard Nimoy's ghost is skeptical.

It's worth it for the eyebrow.

Posted by: Miklos, In Search Of at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (zCyNd)

632 If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.

Posted by: Will Rogers at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (5vPko)

633 Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (DK0L4)


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So sorry.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (CPfoe)

634 Kindltot, I was away (dinner), but scrolling through the comments, I saw and appreciated your Kafka joke. FWIW. And apologies, forget who pointed it out, but in The Producers, Zero Mostel, reading the premise of the play (guy turns into a giant bug) and tossing the proposal - I remember that.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:19 AM (QDnY+)

635 This evening's musical mentions have caused me to activate the Lene Lovitch youtube channel.

Posted by: Miklos, each to xis own at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (zCyNd)

636 Thanks for the reminder Burger Chef, back to Van Halen 2!

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (YLycA)

637 So sorry about Salty --- but yeah, what a good night to see that cartoon.



(dusty in here)





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (0jtPF)


Yes, thank you Margarita. I took it as a comforting sign. (raining pretty hard here)

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (DK0L4)

638 If Trump's legacy is going to be defined by North Korea than how about Clinton Bush And Obama who pretty much did fuck all to actually improve the situation to give Trump the opportunity to do something.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2018 01:21 AM (LIggv)

639 Skookumchuk may be gone, but his road trip sounds fantastic. And not only because I have never been to *any* of the places he's going - but ..... I have never been to *any* of the places he's going.


Some day.


Always told myself, and others, over the years that I was saving the "nice, normal" places for travel when I was older. Because I had a pattern - certainly for work, but also for fun - of traveling/spending time in downright dangerous or at least way off-beat places.




Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:22 AM (QDnY+)

640 So sorry.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (CPfoe)


Thank you my friend.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:23 AM (DK0L4)

641 622 Gas prices going up in Brazil Paraguay and Dominican Republic.

And everyone says it is "unjustly high" All three countries. And here.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (2K6fY)
------------------------------
The collapse of Venezuelan production will not go unnoticed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:23 AM (0jtPF)

642 304 ESPN is just about to stick the final knife into the death of football...
Posted by: redridinghood
Which should make a nice "pop" if it's properly inflated.

* Up to the 400s. Wonder if I'll make it to caught up. Starting to get blurry and slurrryyyy.... *

Posted by: mindful webworker - incoherently babbling, but not as bad as Pelosi at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (XqXVp)

643 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight. Happy (and hopefully long) weekend!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (eMKNe)

644 Gas prices going up in Brazil Paraguay and Dominican Republic.

And everyone says it is "unjustly high" All three countries. And here.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (2K6fY)
------------------------------
The collapse of Venezuelan production will not go unnoticed.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:23 AM (0jtPF)

Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from "unjust" increases in petro prices?

///

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)

645 This evening's musical mentions have caused me to activate the Lene Lovitch youtube channel.
Posted by: Miklos, each to xis own at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (zCyNd)



On your head be it. All bets are off if you become Nina-Hagen-curious though.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (2K6fY)

646 Buzzion it's a fairly long story unsuited to the comments and also shouting into the wind in some ways, but Dubya was nothing like Clinton or Obama on North Korea. He actually launched a program (Proliferation Security Initiative) that was global but mostly focused on the Norks (well, it's also unfashionable to note, the PSI's "target" list shrunk because we took out the Iraqi one, which led directly to the surrender of the Libyan one, and some other less well known surrenders thanks to cracking the Khan network, also a result of Iraq).


It was so effective (mostly targeted their finances) that they were screaming and begging like Navajos (old Woody Allen reference), and then ....... poof. Gone. Over. No explanation. No inter-agency review. Just an edict from the WH/NSC.


Explanation is almost certainly - "China" - but it remains a mystery. Top State guy responsible (asst. sec. level) resigned over it, but being classy and old school, just didn't talk (as opposed to infesting the MSM TV networks, and getting an appointment at the JFK School or Brookings).



Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:28 AM (QDnY+)

647 So, what is the pool on who gets 666 this evening?

I offer a VIP viewing of the New and Improved tzampotli, with light show and complimentary taco buffet.

Posted by: Miklos, following his passion, like they tell you at May 26, 2018 01:29 AM (zCyNd)

648

Prayers up, LGoPs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 01:30 AM (GdWl+)

649 Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from "unjust" increases in petro prices?

///

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)

That was the idea, with cars made under Volkswagen license.

The plan had a bug, though.

Posted by: Miklos, kubelwagener at May 26, 2018 01:31 AM (zCyNd)

650 It's your friendly announcer.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:32 AM (PUmDY)

651 On your head be it. All bets are off if you become Nina-Hagen-curious though.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (2K6fY)

From the cover of her first album-"From East Germany-You'll like it, or else!"

Posted by: Miklos, ost-kubelwagener at May 26, 2018 01:32 AM (zCyNd)

652 Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 01:30 AM (GdWl+)

Thank you my friend.


And thanks to all the rest of you as well for your thoughts and prayers. Signing off now...it's been a hard day.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:33 AM (DK0L4)

653
'Night LGoPs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 01:34 AM (GdWl+)

654 so anyway...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:35 AM (kb/by)

655 That's a good battle. Too bad the US has bad gouge on what's going on in Syria. Some folks claim the white helmets are basically ISIS propagandists while Syria is basically the last pro-Christian regime in the...well the whole world TBH

Posted by: jake jortles at May 26, 2018 01:35 AM (uFoR1)

656 AOP,
Open the case to the computer with it running and the drive connected and listen for a few seconds.
If you hear a "click" sound every second or two the drive is mechanically bad, that's the arm swinging back and forth. If the read head isn't contacting the disk you may be able to get some data off with the freezer trick. I've even seen suggestions to take a hammer and give the drive a whack, but I've only ever done that when nothing else worked.
If there's anything truly irreplaceable you can try a recovery specialist. They'll dismantle the drive and mount the platter and hopefully get the data off if the platter wasn't too scuzzed up by the read head sliding back and forth.
Wasn't cheap when I did it but that was 10 ish years ago.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 26, 2018 01:36 AM (oLa9K)

657 Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with
alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from
"unjust" increases in petro prices?


///
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)


They have oil reserves now, and apparently big ones, off the Southern Coast on the continental shelf. They have Petrobras there, but it is state owned and has the same political corruption issues that has destroyed Venezuela's oil industry

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:37 AM (2K6fY)

658 Trump's goal is to denuclearize North Korea and Iran. I think there is a fair chance he will succeed.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2018 01:37 AM (rnAwa)

659 That was the idea, with cars made under Volkswagen license.

The plan had a bug, though.
Posted by: Miklos, kubelwagener at May 26, 2018 01:31 AM (zCyNd)

Heh. I ran my '61 Volkswagen on straight alcohol once. College student, perpetually broke, driving home late one night, pockets empty. Car ran out of gas. No money, but i had a quart bottle of windshield washer anti-freeze concentrate, which was basically straight methanol. Into the tank it went. And the car started, and made it 5 miles to home, too. had to drive with the choke pulled nearly all the way out, but run, it did. (probably would never have started had the engine not been already warm)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:38 AM (WFV7d)

660 Disgraceful, but I've so lost touch with things in Brazil that I don't know if they still have that huge gasohol program. I thought that with oil self-sufficiency, due to off-shore discoveries, Brazil would end their gasohol boondoggle.


Still remember the sweet aroma at gas stations the last time I was there, so long ago, driving from Rio to the Sao Paulo coast.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:38 AM (QDnY+)

661 reportedly audio of russian mercenaries involved in attacking us syrian base.


http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-leaked-audio-humiliating-defeat-by-us-forces-2018-2

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 01:39 AM (MTjB1)

662 Brazil built a motorcycle called (mysteriously) the Amazonas. 1977 seems to be the year. VW 1600 engine. I was thinkin' that it ran on alcohol and had a 12 or 15 gallon tank. Look it up.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:39 AM (RuIsu)

663 Not me.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:40 AM (RuIsu)

664 Night remaining morons, really enjoyed the musical memories.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 01:40 AM (nWc4E)

665 Cluck Cluck Cluck...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:41 AM (RuIsu)

666

Hi. Can I offer you an ID microchip. Hand or forehead. Your choice.

Alexa built in.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a lert, of which we need more at May 26, 2018 01:41 AM (XqXVp)

667 644---Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from "unjust" increases in petro prices?

///
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)
---------------------------
Hah!
Well, they certainly do supplement gasoline usage with biofuels. And what a corruption-ridden boondoggle that program is! Makes our ethanol scam look almost sane.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:41 AM (0jtPF)

668 Night remaining morons, really enjoyed the musical memories.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 01:40 AM (nWc4E)

Good night, Debbie, and by the way, your hair looks FABULOUS!

Posted by: Miklos' Mutts N' More Pet Grooming Salon at May 26, 2018 01:42 AM (zCyNd)

669 Goodnight LGoPs. I hope you are able to sleep. It does not get much rougher than losing a dog.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at May 26, 2018 01:42 AM (EracK)

670 AOP,
Open the case to the computer with it running and the drive connected and listen for a few seconds.
If you hear a "click" sound every second or two the drive is mechanically bad, that's the arm swinging back and forth. If the read head isn't contacting the disk you may be able to get some data off with the freezer trick. I've even seen suggestions to take a hammer and give the drive a whack, but I've only ever done that when nothing else worked.
If there's anything truly irreplaceable you can try a recovery specialist. They'll dismantle the drive and mount the platter and hopefully get the data off if the platter wasn't too scuzzed up by the read head sliding back and forth.
Wasn't cheap when I did it but that was 10 ish years ago.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 26, 2018 01:36 AM (oLa9K)

Thanks. I don't think it was a head crash. Something electrical in nature, or maybe even malware of some kind. It affected two drives at the same time, but the other has since recovered.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:42 AM (WFV7d)

671 Different genre of summer song:

"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy. For me, 1989 was a great summer, I was living in a very urban neighborhood, and every other car driving by was blasting that song.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 26, 2018 01:45 AM (dlwIY)

672 What is tzampotli?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:45 AM (IDhUW)

673 660-----..... I thought that with oil self-sufficiency, due to off-shore discoveries, Brazil would end their gasohol boondoggle......

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:38 AM (QDnY+)
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End a government program?!? Bite your tongue!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (0jtPF)

674 Oh Mindful, good 666 snag!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (IDhUW)

675 Tzampotli is made out of blue corn smut.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (2K6fY)

676 Speaking of Syria, State Dept. with a stern statement on some impending Syrian govt. operation in the southwest of the country - which is supposed to be a quite zone, under multi-lateral (US Russki Jordanian) agreement. Even though I think the US is past the tipping point on being a serious country about serious matters (the public), still refreshing to see trash talk that you know if credible and will be backed up with action. Maybe nostalgia?


Meanwhile, Israel continues to systematically whittle away at Iranian offensive capabilities in Syria (whether Iranian-, or Hezbollah-flagged). Big strike two nights ago. Probably more this weekend.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (QDnY+)

677 no, wait, it is the nauhautl word for a small plot of land farmed comunally

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:48 AM (2K6fY)

678 671 Different genre of summer song:

"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy. For me, 1989 was a great summer, I was living in a very urban neighborhood, and every other car driving by was blasting that song.
Posted by: The ARC of History



In '89, I must have looped The Cult's Sonic Temple endlessly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 01:48 AM (pY+s4)

679 What is tzampotli?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:45 AM (IDhUW)

Can someone give this Moron a heads up?

Posted by: Miklos' has never been asked to design a tampotli for a gay wedding at May 26, 2018 01:48 AM (zCyNd)

680 Hmmm. Just pulled the suspect drive out the computer, and the logic board is pretty warm, which is odd, considering the drive has been totally idle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:49 AM (WFV7d)

681 Friend of the Devil is a very well written song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:49 AM (PUmDY)

682 it would be absolutely unfair for him to travel to visit me, and me to not reciprocate.
Posted by: TickledPink


Ehhhnnnn... While they say, "all's fair in love and war," basically, in man-woman relationships, fair is that you don't have to be fair.

I would elaborate, but I would put it badly at this hour.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dating advice from an old married man = $0.00 at May 26, 2018 01:51 AM (XqXVp)

683 Margarita, like Capt. Renault, I am shocked, shocked, to hear there might be corruption in a gigantic Brazilian govt. fake-fuel program. Though the fundamental corruption would be the quite open payoff to ag interests (a la corn farmers in the US) by the very existence of the program.*


* Brazil, at least a few decades back, actually faced a very different situation, in which substitution for petroleum was not insanely irrational, as it always has been in the US. Enormous, low-cost, established, labor-intensive cane farms facing a tough int'l sugar market - and almost no domestic oil supplies.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:52 AM (QDnY+)

684 Margarita, like Capt. Renault, I am shocked, shocked, to hear there might be corruption in a gigantic Brazilian govt. fake-fuel program. Though the fundamental corruption would be the quite open payoff to ag interests (a la corn farmers in the US) by the very existence of the program.*


* Brazil, at least a few decades back, actually faced a very different situation, in which substitution for petroleum was not insanely irrational, as it always has been in the US. Enormous, low-cost, established, labor-intensive cane farms facing a tough int'l sugar market - and almost no domestic oil supplies.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:52 AM (QDnY+)

The old economic doctrine of comparative advantage seems to apply there. Of course, corruption can ruin even an economically viable scheme.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:57 AM (WFV7d)

685 Cuba is now fully self-sufficient in sugar for our 14th Four Plan mojito production!!!

Posted by: Some old guy probably named Castro at May 26, 2018 01:58 AM (zCyNd)

686 592 Hi Mindful,
Thanks for checking in as you read through the comments. Your comments are read too, just so you know.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel


Thanks. I'm having fun, in a way. One never really gets caught up. It's like how you're always at least one synaptic pathway away from reality. But with dick jokes.
___

Milady just came by to say she finished the Sullivan article. She said, she hasn't read him since he was in the NR back when it was a good magazine. Her summary: "He's nuts!"

I almost read it, just to roll around in the schoedenfrood of Obama's legacy being wiped out. But, I only have a few decades left, at most, and my precious time is better spent reading dick jokes here.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Dick was not a crook, but Bill had a crooked dick at May 26, 2018 01:59 AM (XqXVp)

687 The old economic doctrine of comparative advantage seems to apply there.

I read a study years ago that made a pretty pervasive case that Brazil was the one place where ethanol made economic sense.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 26, 2018 02:00 AM (dlwIY)

688 Ace's Dick Joke Emporium-your one jock stop!

Posted by: AceCorp Marketing at May 26, 2018 02:01 AM (zCyNd)

689 I one I should have jumped to the bottom of the page when I woke up a bit ago.
Been asleep since I got home from work.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:05 AM (1XIkG)

690 I asked St Francis to welcome him and pet him and tell him how much we loved him.
Posted by: LGoPs


♥, LGoPs.

St Peter is at the pearly gates.

St Bernard is the one tending the pearly doggie door.

We have a St Francis statue on the front porch, that once stood in my late, sainted mother-in-law's yard. I ask him every time we leave to watch out for our pets while we're away. Silly. Superstitious. I'm not even Catholic. But after our old friend Spark never came home one night earlier this year, I figure, cover all the bases.

Posted by: mindful webworker - St Kit at the pearly cat door? at May 26, 2018 02:06 AM (XqXVp)

691 683----rhomboid
-------------
True, the program did make some sense at the time, even if it suffered the usual defects of all top-down schemes.
And now it won't die!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 02:06 AM (0jtPF)

692 One becomes knew,,, and it wasn't auto c?

Guess I didn't really wake up after all.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:08 AM (1XIkG)

693 I like the phrase "deus vincit omnia" , I think the rough translation is God conquers all.

Can someone here let me how it should be pronounced?

Oh, and, I think I don't really need to know any more about tzampotli.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:09 AM (IDhUW)

694 Well, I am going to call it a night. Sweet Dreams, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 02:11 AM (WFV7d)

695 Teej!

Hello my friend - I hope to try out some fishing gear this weekend, from the shore.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:11 AM (IDhUW)

696 Sure.

It's pronounced "deus vincit omnia."

You're welcome.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:12 AM (1XIkG)

697 For those keeping score --

Kansas City BBQ is the very, very best. [smirks triumphantly]


Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Horde!

TP, you take CARE of yourself, you hear?

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at May 26, 2018 02:13 AM (QU+qf)

698 693 I like the phrase "deus vincit omnia" , I think the rough translation is God conquers all.

Can someone here let me how it should be pronounced?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:09 AM (IDhUW)
-----------------------
Classical Latin: DAY-oose WEEN-kit OHM-nee-ah.
Church Latin: DAY-oose VEEN-cheet OHM-nee-ah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 02:13 AM (0jtPF)

699 Heh. I ran my '61 Volkswagen on straight alcohol once. College student, perpetually broke, driving home late one night, pockets empty. Car ran out of gas. No money, but i had a quart bottle of windshield washer anti-freeze concentrate, which was basically straight methanol. Into the tank it went. And the car started, and made it 5 miles to home, too. had to drive with the choke pulled nearly all the way out, but run, it did. (probably would never have started had the engine not been already warm)
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:38

Good Lord, you are one crazy mechanical SOB.
It's been my pleasure to meet you sir, be well.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 02:13 AM (yJ1e6)

700

OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio.


Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 02:16 AM (GdWl+)

701 You should be sleeping.
Get up early to get those fishies.

Or stay up talking to me.
Nice to see some midnight sunshine here.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:18 AM (1XIkG)

702 Good grief, the guy in WI was convicted, but it's never ending they think his nephew involved.

It's all really hinky, the guy did 18 yrs for a rape he didn't commit. So were they just setting him up, as he was suing them for that?

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 02:20 AM (yJ1e6)

703 Goo'night, BBoy. God watch over you and BGal.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 02:20 AM (0jtPF)

704 Methanol - heh. VWs!

Classical Latin: DAY-oose WEEN-kit OHM-nee-ah.
Church Latin: DAY-oose VEEN-cheet OHM-nee-ah.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille

My half-a-century-ago+ Latin classes confirm Classical pronunciation - as much as we really know about how Latin was spoken.

Weeny Weedy Wiki

Posted by: mindful webworker - et cum spiritu tuo at May 26, 2018 02:23 AM (XqXVp)

705 Thanks Margarita, now I can write it and say it.

Teej, sleep is elusive, so talking here it is. Not sure if the weather will be conducive to fishing here tomorrow. But I can get practice no matter the time.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:26 AM (IDhUW)

706 So AK, whatcha gonna use?
Herring?
Buzz Bomb?
All else fails, just stand next to the water with a net, give em that smile and say "Here fishy, fishy, fishy."

But do the smile and fish call while using the rod and reel too.
Can't hurt.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:27 AM (1XIkG)

707 Whoa.

For the first time tonight, refresh did not bring up new (to me) comments. I think this qualifies as essentially "caught up." Also means blog slowdown.

So, of course, it's 'way late for me and I ought to retire. Ought to have, a while back. Because, Morning Report is up early.

Of course, I juuuust refreshed this beverage. Mayyybe a few more minutes watching the thread die....

Posted by: mindful webworker - poke it with a stick at May 26, 2018 02:31 AM (XqXVp)

708 So, I have buzz bombs, spoons, herring. I'm uncertain about the knot tieing but I'll work on it, and of course practice casting. The whales are here, so the fish must be too!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:33 AM (IDhUW)

709 Be well, off to take a nap. Maybe see you later tonight or tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 02:35 AM (yJ1e6)

710 This thread?

Fjords?

Pining.

Posted by: Try Miklos' New nad Improved Hungarian-English Dictionary! at May 26, 2018 02:36 AM (zCyNd)

711 Doing my best to keep this thread alive, but unfortunately, I'm not much of a conversationalist.

Oh! How many introverts does it take to change a light bulb?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:38 AM (IDhUW)

712 Oh! How many introverts does it take to change a light bulb?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:38 AM (IDhUW)

I wouldn't know who to ask!

Posted by: Mildly Aspie Miklos at May 26, 2018 02:39 AM (zCyNd)

713 712 ha! When I heard the question, I thought leave me alone, I can do it myself.

Answer: Why does it have to be a free pup project?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:42 AM (IDhUW)

714 Free pup??? Wow!
Should read "group project"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:43 AM (IDhUW)

715 Palomat knot is the easiest, and a good one.

For the buzz bomb, once you have everything else on the line, double the end so you have a 5 or 6 inch loop. Gives you plenty to work with since just learning.

Pass enough line through the hook eye to tie an overhand (that first thing you do when tying your shoes) but don't cinch it down yet.

Now put the entire hook through the loop at the end, bring the loop in front of the hook, wet the line and pull on the end of line and line going to rod at the same time to cinch it down.

Whew.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:45 AM (1XIkG)

716 "Mom, can I have a puppy?"

"If you change the lightbulb first. Then don't ask me any more questions, or I'll nail your other shoe to the floor."

Posted by: Joey!!! at May 26, 2018 02:46 AM (zCyNd)

717 Palomar knot.

Okay Miklos, that was chuckle worthy.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:47 AM (1XIkG)

718 " Should read "group project." "

Been hanging around me too long.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:55 AM (1XIkG)

719 Love is the Law.

Love God as your Father.

Love all men as your father.

On this hang all the Laws and the Prophets.


(For the modern misguided: The terms are generic genderless. Women included.)

(Well, except, maybe, Father is particularly apt for reasons. While men and women are technically all Sons of God, as both types of angels are Daughters. It's complicated. And doesn't matter individually.)

♥ ♰ ♥

Hardly anybody really teaches this as the paramount truth, as Jesus did. A lot of barnacles accumulated on the good ship Christianity.

"What must I do to have eternal life?"
"Keep the commandments"

Stick to the basics and you won't go wrong.

*****
fades
*****

Posted by: mindful webworker - you are valuable at May 26, 2018 02:56 AM (XqXVp)

720 Thanks for the knot tying hints, I will try it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 03:00 AM (IDhUW)

721 We gone - bye, bye.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 03:03 AM (1XIkG)

722 I seem to be fading too.

deus vincit omnia!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 03:08 AM (IDhUW)

723 If, which I do not for a moment believe, this thread or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Horde beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the Moron Fleet, will carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the EMT, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Posted by: Winston Spencer Molnar at May 26, 2018 03:15 AM (zCyNd)

724 >>>Love is the Law.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

Posted by: Aleister Crowley at May 26, 2018 03:21 AM (/qEW2)

725 Oh FFS. I missed my number.

Posted by: Aleister Crowley at May 26, 2018 03:25 AM (/qEW2)

726 I claim this thread in the name of the Order of the Golden Dawn. I encircle it with a pentagram, cast the runes, and fuck a chicken upon it for good measure.

Posted by: Aleister Crowley at May 26, 2018 03:35 AM (/qEW2)

727 Sunrise is over the Atlantic Ocean right now

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 03:44 AM (aC6Sd)

728 Sadly I seem to be awake, though have not a reason in the world to get up

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 03:46 AM (aC6Sd)

729 Sunrise is over the Atlantic Ocean right now

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 03:44 AM (aC6Sd)


So, people in the Azores are having coffee?

Posted by: Mid-Atlantic Miklos at May 26, 2018 03:46 AM (zCyNd)

730 Been up a hour now, could get up to make coffee, read or paint.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 04:08 AM (aC6Sd)

Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread





Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:56 PM




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1 Many thanks to all who serve, and prayers and gratitude to those who gave their lives in doing so.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (hMwEB)

2 Los Testiculos Grandes.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (LAe3v)

3 http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002699753/
30,000 officers and men, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (0QYMt)

4 Hooah.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (7qyhD)

5 Yeah, you know, all in all, we'd rather not have been involved. Just sayin'.

Posted by: WWI horses at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (LAe3v)

6 My father's father was a machine gunner in The 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne." In 1918.

He was affected by his service.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (hyuyC)

7 I was just thinking, that bullet track on Sr. Pantoja's face is the exact equivalent of a Heidelberg dueling scar. Well, except for the whole "those guys were seriously trying to kill me" thing.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (LAe3v)

8 The war did not end in 1918.
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org
/index.php/michigan-in-ww1-places/8:polar-bear-monument.html

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (0QYMt)

9 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

10 Probably not as many horses killed in WW2 but they were still used extensively.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (LiyEm)

11 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:54 PM (SjImc)

12 Those are great tributes. Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 06:54 PM (0bRDi)

13 Just saw 12 Strong recently, it had war horses.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 06:54 PM (hMwEB)

14 One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (LAe3v)

15 My father's father was Canadian, in 1916 he joined the Royal Flying Corps. Sopwith Camel.
I have his pictures.

(Or as my brother's SF friends say "That's badass.")

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (0QYMt)

16 Thanks to my grandfathers, two great uncles, My uncle, numerous cousins, and my Dad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (vpyVq)

17 PDT shook the hand of all 1100 Academy officers.

Thank you Mr. President.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (JFO2v)

18

Amen.
Time for a toast.

Have a safe and relaxing weekend.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (fceHP)

19 Grandfather was almost court martialed in Great Britain during WWII for shouting for joy when he heard FDR's death announced. "The son of a bitch is dead! The war will be over in six months!" And it was.

Posted by: Jmel at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (OeWgo)

20 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

A glass raised, for those who never came home.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (0QYMt)

21 Head bowed and hand over heart. Thanking and remembering those that gave all.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 06:57 PM (und0g)

22 PDT shook the hand of all 1100 Academy officers.



Thank you Mr. President.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (JFO2v)

Class shows by action.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:57 PM (0QYMt)

23 2 Los Testiculos Grandes.
Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (LAe3v)

I get that when I have Epididymitis

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:57 PM (JFO2v)

24
"Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (yZKWR)

25 That horsehead, eewwwchh!

Posted by: Jack Woltz, Woltz International Pictures at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (CPfoe)

26 Prayers for and thanks to your dad, navybrat.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (hMwEB)

27 Interesting photo of the WWI unit; wonder if it was veterinary medical unit? Saw some men wearing what looked like white lab coats.

And a hearty "Well done," to the modern medic.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (5Yee7)

28 ]24


"Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.





Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Really? I had you pegged for a pretentious dickhead.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (LAe3v)

29 8 The war did not end in 1918.
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org
/index.php/michigan-in-ww1-places/8:polar-bear-monument.html
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (0QYMt)

Fighting that started in WWI didn't end until the Greeks & Turks made peace in 1923

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (ANIFC)

30
Probably not as many horses killed in WW2 but they were still used extensively.


The German army was still pretty much horse drawn in WWII

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (10vO4)

31 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.



Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

A glass raised, for those who never came home.


Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (0QYMt)

hear, hear. and although we should think of vets and servicemen every day, Memorial Day is for those killed in war.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (n13/j)

32 One tough hombre. Combat can bring out the best and worst in men.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (vV/gB)

33 6 My father's father was a machine gunner in The 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne." In 1918.

He was affected by his service.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (hyuyC)

Eisenhower ran a group of French 88s. I think they could only fire for a few rounds and had to cycle guns.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (JFO2v)

34 OT. Just got back From Independence, Missouri.

I met Jewells45, and she is as nice as she is talented. I bought a few things for my Emergence Marriage Repair Kit.

She will be open tomorrow so stop on by. She has some really beautiful jewelry.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (hyuyC)

35 God bless all who served and paid the ultimate price for our liberty.

Especially my Uncle Robert who lost his life when his ship was sunk at Guadalcanal.

Heroes all.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2018 07:01 PM (EoRCO)

36 Happy Memorial Day weekend and thanks to everyone who served our great country.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2018 07:01 PM (p9m3t)

37
Grateful thanks to all of you who have served and defended this country and her citizens.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 07:01 PM (NoLse)

38 One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.
Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (LAe3v)


One positive thing that came out of it is that modern reconstructive surgery and battlefield medicine got a significant boost from WWI experience.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (y87Qq)

39 30
Probably not as many horses killed in WW2 but they were still used extensively.


The German army was still pretty much horse drawn in WWII
----------------------
Only about 10% of the German army was fully motorized. The rest used horses and carts for their daily log needs.

The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)

40 One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.
Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (LAe3v)


I've read that WWI was what made facial reconstructive surgery a new branch of the medical arts. Due to the men being in trenches, their heads and faces were more vulnerable than their bodies.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (5Yee7)

41 Thank you to all who gave their last full measure defending our G-d given inalienable rights.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (jDqdz)

42 I'm too old now to find out what I would do in a real combat situation. I suppose I would not be one of the leaders. More of an analyst, really. Best I can do is pay homage to those who are more suited to the rough and tumble.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (LAe3v)

43 Thank you to all who gave their last full measure defending our G-d given inalienable rights.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (jDqdz)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (SjImc)

44 #14 pep.
Yeah. Medical care had improved so that many wounds which would have killed you in earlier wars were survivable. And they'd gotten a handle on sepsis which might kill you even if you survived the wound and the treatment.
But corrective and reconstructive surgery were not a thing.
So, instead of being a name on the wall of a little country church, your uncle was in the upstairs bedroom, unable to manage his own hygiene. Or he took so achingly long to struggle on and off the bus. Or he had the ruined side of his face toward the wall as he went down the street, crossing over when he came back.
And the French built resorts for guys who were so hideously mutilated they wouldn't come out in public. God bless the people who worked there.
And twenty years later, the bastards did it again.
People were really, really pissed.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (bcw4+)

45 9 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

Many prayers. I lost my Dad best friend when I was 36 and still hurt today.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (JFO2v)

46 Is this the line to the all-you-can-eat, a la carte buffet?

Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (J7XgW)

47
"Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.


Well, good for you!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (NoLse)

48 If the Germans had been better mechanized at the start of Barbarossa, the tactics of Kern unt Kessel would have worked better and fewer Soviet troops would have escaped to fight again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (jDqdz)

49 Thanks to my uncles Daniel and John, both killed in action in WW II.

Always remembered.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer, Tall Imperial Majesty . . . at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (fqUgw)

50 46
Is this the line to the all-you-can-eat, a la carte buffet?


Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large

Nope, it's the line to clean the heads. Grab a brush, you pussy.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (LAe3v)

51 More Jewells45 info

Even if, in the unlikely event, you have no woman to buy for, there are more activities there.

I saw some dancing couples competing in a room nearby. Guys, you should closely examine the female form in motion, and the scandalous lack of clothing under their flying multicolored fringes.

Makes a man think of his spouse. "Wink"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (hyuyC)

52 By 1917 the British Army were employing over 530,000 horses and 230,000 mules. Large numbers of horses were killed and wounded during the war. Others became lame or sick. The British Army discovered they needed to buy about 15,000 horses a month to maintain the number they needed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (JFO2v)

53 That movie "War Horse" was one of the most moving and highly emotionally charged movies I ever saw in my life.
Highly recommended.

Thanks for the glasses raised.
If I am tough on commies, that is why.

I envy my Dad, he got paid to kill commies.
Probably would have done it for free.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (w7KSn)

54 My Dad went from Guadacanal to Bouganville to Guam to Iwo Jima where he almost died. Oddly, he loved every moment of it. The odd thing is my mothers birthday was the day he went ashore at Iwo and my birthday was the day he was shot. Weird.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (vV/gB)

55 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat
---May his memory be eternal.

RIP Lt. Bill White - KIA March 1953 Vegas Outpost Korea, E 2/7 1MARDIV

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 07:07 PM (9rIkM)

56 We had to go back to horses for some parts of Afghanistan.

Horses in war, what are they good for - Absolutely everything.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 07:07 PM (und0g)

57 To those that served, and those that gave their all so we may be free:

Hand Salute.

Two.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:07 PM (hyuyC)

58 World War I in photos:

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/04/world-war-i-in-photos-soldiers-and-civilians/507329/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (qJtVm)

59 Many young American patriots enlisted in the military service when the planes hit the towers.

Liistening to a SEmconish interview with CNN ANdrew Como, Andrew recalled he proposed to his girlfriend when the planes hit the towers because it was time to get his life in order.

Why we have Trump

Posted by: redenzo at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (14qvS)

60 My Dad went from Guadacanal to Bouganville to Guam to Iwo Jima where he almost died. Oddly, he loved every moment of it. The odd thing is my mothers birthday was the day he went ashore at Iwo and my birthday was the day he was shot. Weird.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (vV/gB)

My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (SjImc)

61 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)


The British Army did a lot of mechanization, too. It certainly helped them get out of the trap that the Germans created for them in France 1940. The Germans were surprised by the rapidity of the British retreat and found their Bren Gun Carriers to be rather intimidating (that was before anti-tank grenades for infantry were developed).

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (5Yee7)

62 It would be an honor to buy Doc Pantoja a beer.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (zLDYs)

63 48
If the Germans had been better mechanized at the start of Barbarossa,
the tactics of Kern unt Kessel would have worked better and fewer Soviet
troops would have escaped to fight again.

Posted by: Anna Puma

Down coats might also have helped.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (LAe3v)

64 "Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.

Why, yes! Yes they are!

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:09 PM (O5Q3r)

65 Max, as always, is observing Memorial Day:

https://terminallance.com/

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:09 PM (y87Qq)

66 I knew this was a smart military blog!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2018 07:10 PM (wdmm9)

67
One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.


Another sad thing is that there are parts of what were the trenches of the Western Front that are still unsafe to visit because of unexploded ordinance, including chemical weapons. Whole villages were destroyed and neither rebuilt nor repopulated. "Zones Rouge".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 07:10 PM (NoLse)

68 Been home before 2pm and just got control of my tablet from wife.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:11 PM (aC6Sd)

69 8 million horses. Wow. At least John Kerry's dad survived.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2018 07:11 PM (wdmm9)

70 and to think of how hard they fought to one day ensure trannies in bathrooms and muslim takeover of the west. Because that's who we are.

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (uFoR1)

71 My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy
---------------------
What division? All three of them were so badly mauled by 30 days on Iwo that it would have taken at least six months to reform them. Okinawa was just as brutal. Thank God for Truman.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (vV/gB)

72
My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (SjImc)


My dad was on a destroyer at Iwo

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (10vO4)

73 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)


My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (Tnhbr)

74 Max, as always, is observing Memorial Day:

https://terminallance.com/
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:09 PM (y87Qq)

That's great...I just shared that on FB
Thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (SjImc)

75 Yes "War Horse" is an excellent movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (jDqdz)

76 I raise my glass to each and every military member since the beginning of our country who has paid for our freedom with their life. God bless you all and keep you in his arms.

I would simply assure you that your sacrifice was not in vain, nor lost from our memory.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 25, 2018 07:13 PM (L+pr4)

77 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)



I would say the Red Army was the first fully mechanized army, ca. 1941. Thanks to America.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 07:13 PM (CPfoe)

78 My dad was on a destroyer at Iwo
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (10vO4)

Fat Man, Little Boy, and Truman saved a lot of our Dads

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:14 PM (SjImc)

79 I can't even watch old war movies any more without thinking, "what a hell of a waste of fine young German men". I have that luxury.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:14 PM (LAe3v)

80
Eisenhower ran a group of French 88s. I think they could only fire for a few rounds and had to cycle guns.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (JFO2v)

34
OT. Just got back From Independence, Missouri.


Speaking about artillery officers.....
The quote I heard was "Get the hell back here you god-damned Irish sons-of-bitches!"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:15 PM (0QYMt)

81 The last US WWI vet died in 2011. There's about half a million WWII vets still alive. We lose about 300 a day.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:15 PM (O5Q3r)

82 My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery.
----------------------------------
One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze. Its what introduced roofs on top of armored personnel carriers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (vV/gB)

83 Been home before 2pm and just got control of my tablet from wife.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:11 PM (aC6Sd)

I've got an old one I could send you.

Posted by: golfman at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (If3tB)

84 Even the Red Army was still driven by animals even though the US supplied many a truck and trains.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (aC6Sd)

85 This is why we are all here. We honor the sacrifice of others so that we can continue to guard our freedom.

This is why every fucking leftist needs to

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (und0g)

86 Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)

87 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.
Is that the same as a proximity fuze?

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (LAe3v)

88 Oh God is this one so true:

https://terminallance.com/2018/05/18/terminal-lance-516-the-piggyback/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (qJtVm)

89 Revolutionary War: 6,824 KIA, 50,000 from other causes
War of 1812: 2,200 KIA, 13,000 from other cause
Mexican-American War: 1,733 KIA, 11,500 from other causes
Civil War: 655,000
Indian Wars: 1,505
Spanish-American War: 2,910
Phillippine-American War: 6,165
WW I: 53,402
WW II: 407,300
Korea: 36,574
Viet Nam: 58,315
Beirut: 260
Grenada: 19
Panama: 23
Gulf War: 248
Somalia: 18
Afghanistan War: 2,356
Iraq War: 4,491
Various other police actions: 5,608

Total: 1,319,451


 In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (C1NyB)

90 Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)

And BEFORE Okinawa

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (SjImc)

91 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)

In Italy and North Africa they did have mules for logistics because - believe it or not - there are some places a jeep cannot go. Goodness knows they tried.


(Note: The BEF in 1939-1940 was fully motorized.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (0QYMt)

92 There is a supply ship loaded with train engines at the bottom of the North Sea

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (aC6Sd)

93 86
Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma

My father was NROTC and was literally months late for the war. I suspect I might not be here if not for the A-bomb. I'm sure he would have been in the first wave.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (LAe3v)

94 Oh God is this one so true:
https://terminallance.com/2018/05/18/terminal-lance-516-the-piggyback/
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (qJtVm)


They all are. Love that comic (and I'm not even a Marine).

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (y87Qq)

95 so is this the thread for the weekend?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (MTjB1)

96 Cicero (@cicero)

Maybe just the attack elements. The Soviets also rode on their very numerous tanks into combat.

The Mechanized Corps and Tank Corps were motorized, but not the logistic services or the line-holding infantry. The Russians got a lot of trucks, but they were using them up fast as well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (hyuyC)

97 Salute Doc Jose Pantoja!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (3oX+R)

98 From the last thread:

>>>the Justice League of New York City,


Like, the superhero one?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (8iiMU)

99 Even the Red Army was still driven by animals even though the US supplied many a truck and trains.

I did not know the extent of Germany's reliance on horses in World War II until I read VDH's new book.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (08G9c)

100 so is this the thread for the weekend?
Posted by: yankeefifth


Yes. We'll get a new one Tuesday morning.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (3oX+R)

101 The radar proximity fuse was one of the great secrets and game changers of WWII for anti-aircraft fire.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (jDqdz)

102 Just a simple thank you for those who gave the ultimate gift to this country

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (3Pma+)

103
Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)


The Okinawa model doubled those projections

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (10vO4)

104 Mastodon for prior thread

https://youtu.be/lAihDAJX8Ow

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (FhXTo)

105 Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (3oX+R)


Nope

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (3Pma+)

106 The Marine Corps' colors have joined the National Ensign on the front of the house for the weekend. I think of SSgt Don May 1st Tank Bn, 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms, killed in Nasiriyah, Iraq in 2003. I think of Sgt Luke Pyeatt of 2d Radio Battalion, II MEF Camp Lejeune, NC KIA near the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province Afghanistan, Feb 2011 (my battalion) and Sgt Daniel Gurr, 3rd Recon Bn, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan killed ivo Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan Aug 2011.

I am fortunate enough to toast their sacrifice, I hope they find me worthy to join them when I finally go ashore.

Also, my Dad, Commander USNR Retired, who graduated from USNA 55 years ago. I think he would have been pretty excited to see the President shake each and every graduate's hand today.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (DxWUs)

107 Yes. We'll get a new one Tuesday morning.
Posted by: rickb223 at May




well it will be epic but not respectable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (MTjB1)

108 95 so is this the thread for the weekend?

Yep, only thread until the gun thread on Sunday night, we should be able to get to 5k.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (aC6Sd)

109 Maybe just the attack elements. The Soviets also rode on their very numerous tanks into combat.


I know I rode on the backs of a few T-72's on Call of Duty WWII.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (3oX+R)

110 I wonder if former president cock curious still sees fallen veterans on this holiday weekend when he beer-summits with TOTUS near his taxpayer-funded backyard grill.

Posted by: Fritz at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (J7XgW)

111 87 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.
Is that the same as a proximity fuze?
-----------------
Not sure what a proximity fuze is. A Variable Time Fuze can be set to explode over a target rather than explode on contact. This allows the shrapnel to rain down on troops in foxholes/trenches/trucks/halftracks and deliver higher casualties than impact rounds. The Germans, Italians and Japanese did not have them. It was a US invention.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (vV/gB)

112 Happy Memorial Day weekend my friends and thank you for the sacrifices your soldiers made for all of us.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (eAMlh)

113 My mom's dad died in ww2 pacific, mine sweep detail gone bad. I wish i had more info.

My father did a tour in korea before i was even a thought, the married and i saw him go to vietnam twice.

He never wanted to talk about those tours till near his end.

Most telling is he said by all that makes sense he should have been dead four times before.

A guardian angel he believed

Posted by: Loneranger at May 25, 2018 07:23 PM (n8kwn)

114 @73
My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery.
---------------------

More than he might have realized. It was American trucks that allowed the Red Army to maintain the pace it needed to destroy Army Group Center during Operation Bagration during the Summer of 1944. The disaster of the simultaneous collapses of both the East and West fronts meant that Germany was out of the war less than twelve months later.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 07:23 PM (zOFlX)

115 Military service runs in my family but we've been fortunate that they all survived combat.

Great Great Grandfather: American Civil War - wounded
Great Uncle: Iwo Jima - wounded
The Old Man: Vietnam - wounded

I also have vague memories of an "Uncle" that was aPolish Army officer in WWII, but I think he and one of my Great Aunts lived in sin - based on recalling whispered comments made when the adults didn't think I was listening. He saw combat, too, and didn't like Germans or Russians.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (5Yee7)

116 112
Happy Memorial Day weekend my friends and thank you for the sacrifices your soldiers made for all of us.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (eAMlh)

Ditto to my northern peers of the Canadian Forces, I wore my Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry shirt to hockey last week. As the Memorial Cup tournament was getting started. Good muldoons up there in Regina.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (DxWUs)

117 Please note the numbers above have not been adjusted for Iraq, Afganistan, and various police actions in a couple years. I'll see to that this weekend.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (C1NyB)

118 Supposed to be a crappy weather weekend, it rained last year canceled the parade.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (aC6Sd)

119 Not sure what a proximity fuze is.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (vV/gB)


Radar proximity fuze, used in anti-aircraft shells as mentioned by Anna Puma. What the VT fuze and TOT fires did for artillery, proximity fuzes did for AA.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (y87Qq)

120 My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy

---

even a very liberal girl I dated admitted that her gramps wouldn't be here if it wasn't for nukes, and that was ok regardless of whatever other lib harridans would say

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 07:25 PM (uFoR1)

121
My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery. ---------------------

Captured German soldiers marvaled at how many trucks the U.S, Army had

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:25 PM (10vO4)

122 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.
Is that the same as a proximity fuze?

Let's not forget the LCVPs or better known as the Higgins landing crafts. Island Hopping, Sicily, Anzio, and Normandy does not happen without them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:25 PM (SjImc)

123 God bless all those who served.
Still considering joining a reserve unit once I get under 220. 40lbs to go.

Posted by: thathalfrican - OG LoG - Broke Minds Think Alike at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (IYHxL)

124 God bless all the men and women who have served and are serving our nation.

And all the horses and dogs too.

Thank You

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (lDIk/)

125 Possibly the most tone deaf Memorial Day sale ad of all time.

https://bit.ly/2J7013K

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (+y/Ru)

126 Thanks to all who served.

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (FhXTo)

127
Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)



And BEFORE Okinawa
My father was a Marine on Okinawa. BAR man. Didn't get a scratch. Figured he used up all his luck and would get killed for sure in Japan. They did the old "look to your right and left. One of you is gonna probably be dead". Also told them to be prepared to kill EVERYTHING. Men, women, kids, old people. He was 17 years old. But he didn't have to go and from then on his favorite president was Harry Truman.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (O5Q3r)

128 111
87 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.

Is that the same as a proximity fuze?

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

Not sure what a proximity fuze is.


Radar-fuzed shell that exploded when in proximity to a target. IIRC, the Japs began to suspect something when we started knocking their planes out in great numbers. Numbers that could not be explained by marksmanship.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:27 PM (LAe3v)

129 Somehow my family fell between the wars, only my uncle was in Vietnam. A holiday last year he found some pictures and showed them around.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:27 PM (aC6Sd)

130 He saw combat, too, and didn't like Germans or Russians.
------------------------------
Did he get to Britain? If not, he had a very short war.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:28 PM (vV/gB)

131 Thank you, Ace for being more entertaining than anything out of Hollywood, and more informative than the mainstream media.

God bless all those who lost their lives defending our country.

Posted by: Chase at May 25, 2018 07:28 PM (RbV5J)

132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.

Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)

133 My neighbor's dad was KIA in VietNam.
He and I are the only 2 registered (R) for blocks and blocks.
We will drink some beers on Monday.
Both our Dads are buried at the Presidio.
Here's to all the fallen, may their memories grace us all forever.
See you all on the gun thread. Or the pet thread, whichever comes first.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (w7KSn)

134 Afaik all my parents and grandparents were civilians.
I am truly grateful for those who serve to keep us safe.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 07:30 PM (hMwEB)

135

There are thanks to be given as well to the logisticians. Getting the right stuff to the right places in sufficient amount and when needed is an art the US practically invented.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 07:31 PM (pawu0)

136 Nacly, are you having an emergency, or is this just good prior planning?

Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2018 07:31 PM (zkOmb)

137 The only direct family member I know of who served during WWI was my grandmother who was an army nurse at Ft. Oglethorpe. Many soldiers battled the influenza outbreak.

Posted by: Guam tipper at May 25, 2018 07:32 PM (/DvFd)

138 There are thanks to be given as well to the logisticians. Getting the
right stuff to the right places in sufficient amount and when needed is
an art the US practically invented.

It ain't sexy, but you are absolutely correct.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:32 PM (LAe3v)

139 99
Even the Red Army was still driven by animals even though the US supplied many a truck and trains.



I did not know the extent of Germany's reliance on horses in World War II until I read VDH's new book.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (08G9c)

Eastern Europe - Soviet Union had poor, poor, poor, roads. Everything was by rail and then outwards and a lot was by horse and mule because in spring - early fall they could graze their own fuel.
IIRC the movie the longest day begins with a German soldier riding a mule into town with the milk pails.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:32 PM (0QYMt)

140 117 Please note the numbers above have not been adjusted for Iraq, Afganistan, and various police actions in a couple years. I'll see to that this weekend.
Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (C1NyB)

Does that number include small wars like The Barbary Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, the 1871 Korean invasion, etc?

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 07:33 PM (ANIFC)

141 Did he get to Britain? If not, he had a very short war.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:28 PM (vV/gB)


Yes, he made it Britain. He was a prisoner on a Russian train (probably bound for the Katydyn Forest) and was able to jump off and escape. Fought from 1939 to 1945.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:33 PM (5Yee7)

142 Yes, he made it Britain. He was a prisoner on a Russian train (probably bound for the Katydyn Forest) and was able to jump off and escape. Fought from 1939 to 1945.
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Damn. Your Uncle was a very lucky and intrepid man. You should be proud.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:34 PM (vV/gB)

143 My daughter took a college course in WWII history as an elective. The prof started on the first day by telling all the assembled frat boys that while they thought of WWII as the "cool war", it was nothing of the sort. Best thing I've heard about a professor in a while.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:35 PM (LAe3v)

144 My FIL was a D-Day veteran, landed in the morning on Omaha beach.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:35 PM (aC6Sd)

145 RI Red

I like to have a strategic stockpile of spouse pleasing items in my Emergency Marriage Repair Kit.

Alas, I need to bail myself out of a jam too often for the pile to get to a size I feel is safe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:35 PM (hyuyC)

146 My Dad proudly served in WWII though he didn't see any action, his brother was shot down and killed over Holland and is buried in the military cemetery there. The Dutch people do a magnificent job of maintaining the cemetery and honoring our Vets there on Memorial Day.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (nWc4E)

147 Knew a kid who's dad died of a heart attack during Berlin Airlift. Made him not eligible for draft during Viet Nam war.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (zDOlG)

148 That was Goldfinger, on that horse.

Posted by: The Germans at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (PLoJn)

149 It would be an honor to buy Doc Pantoja a beer.
Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (zLDYs)


Hopefully, Doc Pantoja will never buy another beer for the rest of his life!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (n9EOP)

150 The Dutch people do a magnificent job of maintaining the cemetery and honoring our Vets there on Memorial Day.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (nWc4E)

I have heard that they do. Good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (SjImc)

151 Flawless Male Logic @ 121- heh.One of Gen. Stonewall Jackson's 'foot' calvary said something similar when captured by the yankees. While passing their rear marshalling area while on his way to prison, he remarked 'Why you'uns have almost as many of these U.S. cannons as General Jackson does.' General Jackson called the various and sundry yankee commanders he faced 'the best quartermasters the Confederates have.'

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (zLDYs)

152 A Variable Time Fuze can be set to explode over a target rather than
explode on contact. This allows the shrapnel to rain down on troops in
foxholes/trenches/trucks/halftracks and deliver higher casualties than
impact rounds. The Germans, Italians and Japanese did not have them. It
was a US invention.
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cough, cough
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kwubs2

Posted by: zombie henry shrapnel at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (Evws/)

153 My father had a document signed by FDR which kept him out of WW2 draft due to his radio/transcription/broadcast engineer work.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:38 PM (zDOlG)

154 137 The only direct family member I know of who served during WWI was my grandmother who was an army nurse at Ft. Oglethorpe. Many soldiers battled the influenza outbreak.
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I interviewed an American nurse from WWI as a history project in college. She was stationed in Le Harve, France. Her most vivid tales were about the Spanish Flu. It killed more people than the war itself. The odd thing is targeted healthy young people who worked outside. It is the number one example behind the idea of spermotogenesis.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:39 PM (vV/gB)

155 My grand pappy was in the Navy. My uncle was in the Navy. My other uncle was in the Army. My auntie was in the Air Force.
God bless 'em

Posted by: thathalfrican - OG LoG - Broke Minds Think Alike at May 25, 2018 07:39 PM (IYHxL)

156 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (vV/gB)

The SO's dad was on Iwo, survived, I don't remember the unit. We have his Iwo invasion map, and a notebook he wrote in pencil in the trenches. He earned the name 'K-Bar Patrick' because he knifed a sniper with his K-Bar. He said it was hard to walk on Iwo without stepping on a body, and he remembered the brightness of the artillery overhead as the Navy was shelling. He lost a lot of friends, survived, went to Korea and earned a Bronze Star w/ V there, had two Purple Hearts. We bought him a new Marine dress blue uniform to bury him in, along with all his medals gleaned from his DD-214. Only had a short time knowing him, but he was an exceptional man.
Bless our military, all who serve.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (Gim9y)

157 A Variable Time Fuze can be set to explode over a target rather than

explode on contact. This allows the shrapnel to rain down on troops in

foxholes/trenches/trucks/halftracks and deliver higher casualties than

impact rounds. The Germans, Italians and Japanese did not have them. It

was a US invention.
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cough, cough
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kwubs2


Posted by: zombie henry shrapnel at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (Evws/)

They had that in the Civil War. The technology was not always precise but they had it. Pretty much all exploding ordinance was air burst.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (n13/j)

158 Signed up for the Draft on 18th birthday ( lady at Post Office said to me "but all the other kids aren't signing up!"), didn't burn my draft card, but never jined up in the services.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (zDOlG)

159 132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.
Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)
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Like Ed Wood!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (qJtVm)

160 to everyone who ever had to actually cover the check they made out to the American people "payable up to and including my life".

/Hand Salute

may we ever be worthy of that devotion.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (kb/by)

161 Damn. Your Uncle was a very lucky and intrepid man. You should be proud.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:34 PM (vV/gB)


I am but I only some vague childhood memories of him.
Like I said, I'm pretty sure he and Aunt Casimira were making the beast with two backs without bothering to get married.

Polish troops fought as organized Polish units in EVERY front in the European Theater of Operations. The 1939 Polish Army gets a bad rap, but they actually fought hard and did better than the French Army that had more men and better equipment.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (5Yee7)

162 Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Outlet

Playing Panzerblitz without the cream units like GD or W, will show how horses and wagons are very important. They were the mobile reserve for many an infantry division.

It was deliberate German policy to extend scare petrochemicals.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (hyuyC)

163 WW2 VT technology was actually a miniature radar unit in the nose, which is different from mechanical time fuses...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2018 07:41 PM (kb/by)

164 To all who served and gave that last full measure of devotion, we thank you.




Crossing the Bar


Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Tennyson

Posted by: WonkishRogue Tarrasque Enthusiast at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (O9JR8)

165 159
132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.

Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)

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Like Ed Wood!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (qJtVm)

** Isn't that where the shuttle used to land in Commiefornia?
At Ed Wood's Air Force base? **

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (zDOlG)

166 Are the Antifa scum planning to disrupt anything on Memorial Day weekend

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (eAMlh)

167 I saw things at Bastogne that haunt me to this day.

Posted by: Brian Williams at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (5R5/9)

168 The only direct family member I know of who served during WWI was my
grandmother who was an army nurse at Ft. Oglethorpe. Many soldiers
battled the influenza outbreak.


My grandfather's older brother died in an army camp in France from the Spanish Flu. A lot of guys did.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (O5Q3r)

169 All,
Every year at 1800 on Memorial Day Pacific Coast time, that is 6 PM for you Marines, I hold a toast to those who gave the last full measure.
I invite you to join me.
My network of friends and fellow vets is worldwide and includes multiple Allied nations. Join us as you can.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (C8I+y)

170 The vastness of the playing field and the lack of much transport infrastructure (roads, especially all-weather roads) in the USSR was one of the things that swallowed up the Germans, and probably meant they never had much chance of success. Plowing through an account of April-August '42 right now. An inept Red Army still getting pushed around near Voronezh, start of the big German push that ended at Stalingrad - but rain would stop the Wehrmacht cold.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (QDnY+)

171 Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (10vO4)

I have heard that they not minted a single Purple Heart since they prepared for the invasion of the Japan. They're still issuing medals from that stock.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (n9EOP)

172 163. Yoyre thinking proximity fuses, used on antiaircraft (AAA) shells. Some worked optically, others by a sorta RF system.
Airburst shells for ground used VT fuses, mechanical ones at that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 07:44 PM (fA1SL)

173 6 My father's father was a machine gunner in The 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne." In 1918.

He was affected by his service.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (hyuyC)

My father's father was at Belleau Wood, among other places, and was highly decorated for going into no man's land and pulling wounded fellows back to the trenches. This after chasing Pancho Villa with Gen. Pershing in Mexico.

You would never know it. He never said boo about it.

He was an artist, a farmer, and tinkered at building things, like the gopher house, which is so called because that's the only thing that ever actually lived there. He didn't finish paintings, he never finished buildings, and he drank. So, I suspect he was also quite changed by the experience.

I found his military service records, at least those for stateside service, and he got dinged for drinking on duty more than once. I suspect he was bored. His mother was a notorious teetotaler and did not approve.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 07:45 PM (NXsWM)

174 89 Eustace, add one more for Somalia. MSG "Super Jew" Friedman, Delta sniper extraordinaire, was the first American KIA, but he was listed as a Department of Agriculture contractor, IIRC.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 07:46 PM (Ms9Gm)

175 169
All,

Every year at 1800 on Memorial Day Pacific Coast time, that is 6 PM
for you Marines, I hold a toast to those who gave the last full measure.


I invite you to join me.

My network of friends and fellow vets is worldwide and includes multiple Allied nations. Join us as you can.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (C8I+y)

Damn don't tease me, just tell me what Mickey's arms look like, I will hoist a cold one.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 07:46 PM (DxWUs)

176 PDT shaking naval grads' hands...
https://twitter.com/RealJack/status/1000131021327790080

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (Evws/)

177 Buckeye Cop, I think the Polish role in WWII is one of the least known bits of it. From the Polish squadrons of the RAF (among the key ones during the Battle of Britain) to the ground units that fought alongside the Americans and Brits and Canadians et al.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

178 177. Heh. SMR siegt an allen fronten.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 07:48 PM (fA1SL)

179 Roaring Mouse.
Go digital. When you see a 6 followed by two zeros, hoist your glass.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (C8I+y)

180 177 Buckeye Cop, I think the Polish role in WWII is one of the least known bits of it. From the Polish squadrons of the RAF (among the key ones during the Battle of Britain) to the ground units that fought alongside the Americans and Brits and Canadians et al.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

I think there was a new book published this year about the free Polish Army, I'll have to look into that

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (ANIFC)

181 Gene Hackman did a Hell of a job leading the Polish Brigade during Market-Garden.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 25, 2018 07:50 PM (5R5/9)

182 https://terminallance.com/2013/05/28/terminal-lance-unexpected-guest-ii-memorial-day/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (qJtVm)

183 I have heard that they not minted a single Purple Heart since they prepared for the invasion of the Japan. They're still issuing medals from that stock.

I issued myself three of them in Vietnam.

Posted by: John Kerry at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (nWc4E)

184
Go digital. When you see a 6 followed by two zeros, hoist your glass.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (C8I+y)


Or two zeros followed by a 9, in case it's on upside down.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (P+tjv)

185 My dad was an Army Air Corp weatherman. Flew into mainland China over the Hump and was sitting there waiting for the Invasion of Japan. Spoke highly of Truman.
Their daily concerns were different. Chiang Kai Shek and Mao were duking it out close by.

Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (zkOmb)

186 I'm watching Ken Burns' Vietnam. It is, of course, a liberal take on the war but nobody comes off looking good. JFK blundered his way into the war with no clear plan, never wanted to escalate but always escalated, vacillated on what to do at least in part because he didn't want to, or couldn't, explain his actions to the voters. LBJ inherited a war he didn't know what to do with, feared he was incompetent in foreign policy and proved it true, wanted to ignore the war and get on with the Great Society. Ho Chi Minh didn't want to escalate the war but the more extreme commies supported by the ChiComs forced him into a mere figurehead position. South Vietnamese President Diem was corrupt and incompetent so JFK allowed a coup which resulted in the removal of a stable, corrupt government for a series of unstable, corrupt governments.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (+y/Ru)

187 Hrothgar, at least up til 5 or years ago, that was correct - we were still using Purple Hearts struck for Operations Olympic and Coronet (Japan), but obviously/thankfully never issued for those. Researched it before using that factoid on a college class. I found a way to extract a lot from that bit of trivia, about WWII, the changing nature of warfare, and the very different experience of the Cold War, that even a few of the students seemed to grasp.


Not sure about now, but back then it was still 100,000+ medals in stock, so I'm pretty sure it's still correct - 70 years later we are still using the Purple Hearts made in anticipation of just two (massive) operations.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (QDnY+)

188 156 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (vV/gB)

The SO's dad was on Iwo, survived, I don't remember the unit. We have his Iwo invasion map, and a notebook he wrote in pencil in the trenches. He earned the name 'K-Bar Patrick' because he knifed a sniper with his K-Bar. He said it was hard to walk on Iwo without stepping on a body, and he remembered the brightness of the artillery overhead as the Navy was shelling. He lost a lot of friends, survived, went to Korea and earned a Bronze Star w/ V there, had two Purple Hearts. We bought him a new Marine dress blue uniform to bury him in, along with all his medals gleaned from his DD-214. Only had a short time knowing him, but he was an exceptional man.
Bless our military, all who serve.
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I've been to Iwo as a Marine. It is a moonscape with zero places to hide. When I told my dad we were doing an op on Iwo on my first float he wrote me a letter to tell me what it was like. My dad came ashore on D+3 as the floating reserve. He commanded A Co, 21st Marines. These were rifle companies in excess of 200 Marines. After two days on the line his company returned to the beach to receive replacements. The replacements were raw Marines straight from boot camp with no combat training. The company replaced roughly 50% of their strength that day. The replacements were given M1s packed in cosmoline and had to clean them before returning to the line. This pattern repeated many times over 30 days. When my dad was getting near the end I could tell he was trying to remember all those nameless faces that had cycled through his company. He wanted to get copies of his daily reports to review. On D+33, the last day of the battle, my dad got shot through the lung when a young Marine froze at the sight of Jap in the open. My dad was evacuated to an airfield and then to a hospital ship. He was placed on top of some filing cabinets and forgotten due the numbers of wounded being processed. A day later a nurse noticed he was an officer and they got him to surgery. He thought he was going to die since one of his good friends died by drowning in his blood due to a lung wound. It is really hard to understand how many went down on Iwo, and doubly hard to understand that that many could have been on such a tiny island at one time. It was a slaughter house.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (vV/gB)

189 I'm reading E.B. Sledge's "With the Old Breed," his Marine memoir of Okinawa and Peleliu. I would not have lasted 5 minutes in those experiences. I would have melted down on the bus trip to boot camp. Far far better men than me.

Posted by: gp at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (mk9aG)

190 Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

The Free Poles were everywhere in the European theater, from France, North Africa, Italy, and back to North Western Europe. All of the guts, and neither the Nazis or the Commies could stomp that out.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (0QYMt)

191 Buckeye Cop, I think the Polish role in WWII is one of the least known bits of it. From the Polish squadrons of the RAF (among the key ones during the Battle of Britain) to the ground units that fought alongside the Americans and Brits and Canadians et al.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)


The contributions of the Poles to the Allied war effort is often ignored. I think part of that was that immediately after WWII ended, the British and American governments wanted to keep Stalin happy and he was busy installing a Communist puppet government in Poland, so they pushed those guys to the side. Interesting enough, Poland kept a government-in-exile until the Communist government fell.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (5Yee7)

192 F-i-L was in the Pacific in WW II. He was part of the invasion force assembled to take Japan (he and his arty unit was in the Philippines prior to that). If Truman hadn't dropped the bombs my lovely bride (SFC, USA Ret) likely wouldn't be here beside me.

On the other side, my step-mother's father was in Europe. Landed in Normandy with his armor unit just after D-Day. Went through the hedgerows and into Germany. He showed me his pictures he took over there the summer one of my younger brothers and I painted his house for him. Anyone that says the Holocaust didn't happen can fcvk right off and keep fcvking off until they die. Those pictures were horrific.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at May 25, 2018 07:54 PM (l7Kbv)

193
Pop was an ordnanceman in the Navy carrier groups during Vietnam. Did at least 4 tours off of VN, including one on Oriskany during the big fire in '66. I never could get much out of him on the subject, I had to figure that out by looking at his cruise books long after the fact.

Pop and I were never close, but I'm proud to call him my Father.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 25, 2018 07:54 PM (eXA4G)

194 Corporal Joseph Anzack, May 12 2007, Al Taqa, Iraq

Rest In Peace Brother. Never forgotten. Ever.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 07:54 PM (SeyTv)

195
"Dropping the bombs was a war crime! The Japanese were pleading to surrender!" - Leftist idiots

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (P+tjv)

196 I think there was a new book published this year about the free Polish Army, I'll have to look into that
Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (ANIFC)


Give a report on the Book Thread, sounds like something I would be interested in.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (5Yee7)

197 Today I'm thinking about #OutlawPlatoon's
medic, Doc Jose Pantoja. He took a bullet to the face stayed in
the fight. Cared for 15 wounded, saved 3 lives w/o treating
himself.
3 weeks later he became a US citizen

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That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)

198 Hrothgar, I heard the same about the Purple Hearts preared for the home island invasion. Thank GOD we did not have to invade Japan. Old Pappy Eromero would not have made that invasion as he was still in the hospital at the time from wounds inflicted at St. Lo. Though he did make it through D-Day without a wound, something only 2 others in his landing craft could claim.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (zLDYs)

199 Anonosaurus, doubt I have to ask whether Burns' treatment included the full actual history of the ending - the North being one defeat away from being cut off by Moscow and Beijing, and that defeat likely would have been the '75 offensive (like the '73 offensive), if not for US disengagement - things we know from Giap's accounts and Soviet archives.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:56 PM (QDnY+)

200 I learned a little bit about the Pacific Theater during my tour of Corregidor in February.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:56 PM (eAMlh)

201 197. Not really. Buddy of mine from uni, his father was in a similar spot. He volunteered for the US military during the VN war as a way of expediting his application for citizenship. His service in the Indian Army paid off bigly.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 07:57 PM (fA1SL)

202 I didn't read due to nausea, but I read a tweet saying Publix has given in to Camera Hogg.
Time to let them know the woke will make them broke from backlash.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 07:57 PM (Evws/)

203 As an Army veteran,I just need to say that on this weekend honor the best of the best of this country. I have military relatives still alive from WW2 through the present, and they wish that people knew what this holiday is about. If they do, then party on dude, the honored would probably want that for everyone anyway.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (6Ll1u)

204 My husband's grandfather was at Iwo Jima, among other places. I find it remarkable that, had circumstances been slightly different, neither one of us would have been born, at all.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (NXsWM)

205 Interesting thing about Poland. Outside Warsaw, which was so destroyed land records were no use, the Communists never collectivized private property. Presumably they feared their citizens.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (Ms9Gm)

206 Watched a little of Ken 'The Leftist' Burns Vietnam but the battering of every good American seems to die and every Leftist loser gets to come home got tiring.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (aC6Sd)

207 Hadrian,
If it is a 9 followed by the zeros he has already fallen from the bar stool. Not unusual for Marines. Someone just needs to prop him up.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:59 PM (C8I+y)

208 I met a Filipino man, now living in Texas, who had one brother in Bataan and another who spent the entire war fighting as a guerilla on Corregidor. Both survived.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:59 PM (eAMlh)

209 That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)


Nah. I can't think of a more affirmative expression of someone's commitment to citizenship. It's a fairly common way of expediting an application.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:00 PM (y87Qq)

210 My grandpa worked for Boeing during WWII (Army Air Corps Reservist), built B-29s, including the Enola Gay. he joined the Navy when Korea blew up, and his ship was torpedoed, which is where he lost 90% of his hearing and had equilibrium issues for the rest of his life. But he went back to Boeing, then worked for NASA on the Apollo missions.

I learned most of this just before he passed away. With me he mostly talked about happy family stories and mundane stuff. I think he simply thought he was just doing his job.

He loved Loony Tunes cartoons.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (Mkuv2)

211 197 Today I'm thinking about #OutlawPlatoon's
medic, Doc Jose Pantoja. He took a bullet to the face stayed in
the fight. Cared for 15 wounded, saved 3 lives w/o treating
himself.
3 weeks later he became a US citizen

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That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)

Consider that we are not entirely anti-immigrant. These are the sort that we like to have stay, as opposed to those who want the benes but don't bother to integrate.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (NXsWM)

212 It's a fairly common way of expediting an application.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:00 PM (y87Qq)


Enlisting, that is, not getting shot in the face.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (y87Qq)

213 198 Hrothgar, I heard the same about the Purple Hearts preared for the home island invasion. Thank GOD we did not have to invade Japan.
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Interestingly, we are still issuing those purple hearts. They did indeed produce a ton of them for Japan.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (vV/gB)

214 Nah. I can't think of a more affirmative expression of someone's commitment to citizenship. It's a fairly common way of expediting an application.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:00 PM (y87Qq)

I can't think of a better recommendation for a future fellow citizen!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (n9EOP)

215 I'm a little late to the party, but I have a comment about federal judge Naomi Buchwald's ruling a couple of days ago that twitter is a public space, and therefore Trump is prohibited from blocking anyone.

Trump should direct FCC chair Ajit Pai to impose net neutrality rules on twitter immediately.

And while he's at it, he should impose those same rules on facebook and google for the same reason.

Posted by: sparks at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (aWD5H)

216 My grandparents served overseas in the Canadian Army in WWI. My paternal grandfather fought as a sergeant at the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Passchendale.

My father was a sergeant air gunner (mid upper) in WWII in RCAF bomber command in England. I retired as an officer in the Canadian Forces without hearing a shot fired in anger (so it goes).

I have always respected the US Forces with whom I met during my service. They were true professionals. I salute them - both veterans and serving. Bravo zulu!

John the Mad CD Major (Ret'd)

Posted by: John the MAd at May 25, 2018 08:03 PM (//fnt)

217 The Marcus T family is planted in Europe, etched on the Wall and buried in a few places. We've got down the whole fighting and dying thing. Just hoping for less of the latter in the future.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 08:03 PM (SeyTv)

218 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (vV/gB)

United States Army
Assault Forces
471st Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 5th Marine Division)
473rd Amphibian Truck Company (attached to VAC), Captain Robert P. Schwabl
476th Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 4th Marine Division), Captain Nevergiveup's Dad

My Dad went in with the 4Th Marine Recon Unit on the first wave. His Unit was charged with bringing in all the Artillery. It was an Old Black Unit. I meet a few of them.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:03 PM (SjImc)

219 Puddin Head, I have several Iwo-related stories from talking with vets but don't want to clog up the thread too much.


Just one. Last summer at a place I volunteer an old guy of the correct vintage comes in, wearing a big red "5th Marine Division" hat. So I ask. Yep - he was a Lt. at Iwo. He (like the late father of a friend of mine) emerged from Iwo without a scratch - pretty amazing, considering the casualty rate, and that for officers (and my friend's father - a corpsman! - was even more of a miracle). He described the enormous losses, how he barely knew anyone in his unit by the time it was over. And never seeing action again - the 5th was sent to Parker Ranch/Camp Tarawa on the Big Island to rebuild itself.


He drove himself. Said he lived alone. Moved fine, sharp as a tack. He was hoping to make what he said was going to be the 5th's last re-union, at Parker Ranch in HI, last October.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:04 PM (QDnY+)

220 My grandfather served as a Raidioman on a destroyer in the pacific in WWII, My Dad and three uncles served as marines in Vietnam, I served in the Navy during the first Gulf war (Data systems technician) as did two of my brothers (Data processor and a Fire control tech). For all of that time served nobody was ever injured due to enemy action. We were all fortunate. Some of us made our way into theater and some did not.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:04 PM (0OmEj)

221 That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)

Means he is here legally. I don't have a problem with legal immigration, and he EARNED his place at our table.

It is when they conflate legal and illegal that pisses me off.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at May 25, 2018 08:05 PM (l7Kbv)

222 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (vV/gB)

I thought I had heard they struck a million medals for the Japan operations, but that doesn't square with rhomboid's number of 100,000 remaining. Thank God we still have a lot left, the alternative is almost unthinkable!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:05 PM (n9EOP)

223 Consider that we are not entirely anti-immigrant.
These are the sort that we like to have stay, as opposed to those who
want the benes but don't bother to integrate.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (NXsWM)


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I don't disagree, and have no problem with him becoming a citizen.

Mentioning it in this atmosphere is suspect, though.

Maybe I should just blame (D)s for shaping the battlefield and making thoughtful, compassionate people immediately suspicious of any mention of this sort of thing, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 08:05 PM (VgKNm)

224 I may have told this story before, but the Old Man was a career Navy officer and he was in a CB unit attached to the Third Marine Amphibious Force in Vietnam. Well, apparently the Marines had a Thompson SMG and the Old Man had a truck-load of corrugated steel. A trade was made and the Old Man carried a Tommy Gun in Vietnam in 1969 and we've got the photographs of him in the Huey to prove it. He made it back but did get pretty badly wounded in a rocket attack.

The Old Man almost never talks about his experiences there other than to say he never commanded a group of young men that worked so hard without complaint. He did mention once that he was firing his Tommy Gun from the Huey at a VC machine gun.

I forgot to mention that one of Mrs. Cop's uncles was a career Army officer and was in the Rangers in Vietnam. She has told me that she asked him once when she was a child if he had ever killed anybody. He said, "Yes" and said he didn't want to talk about it.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (5Yee7)

225 FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia's Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby's annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday.




Deep State is going all in on this and the MFM is going to cover for them the whole way

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (SiINZ)

226 While I have a few family members who served, I don't know of any who were killed in combat. I raise my glass in gratitude for those who did.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

227
Consider that we are not entirely anti-immigrant. These are the sort that we like to have stay, as opposed to those who want the benes but don't bother to integrate.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (NXsWM)


We aren't anti-immigrant at all. We object to immigrants coming here in violation of our quite liberal laws.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:07 PM (2y7jb)

228 My dad was in Germany at the end of WWII and he told the story of when his platoon leader, Lt. Armour (of the hot dog family) got his orders for 30 days leave and to report for duty in the Pacific. He said the LT just sat there and cried, that he had won one war and now they were sending him to die in another. My dad said he felt bad for him, but he was sure glad he was a PFC and not important enough to be shipped out as a replacement. When I hear stories thanking God for the atomic bomb, I hope LT Armour made it OK.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 08:07 PM (Ms9Gm)

229 "Storming Paradise" is a great look at a "what-if?" scenario of invading Japan. It's a graphic novel by Chuck Dixon

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 08:08 PM (ANIFC)

230 Re: Poles in WWII. See the movie "Katyn." You have to see it once, but you'll never watch it again, it is so very horrifying. Probably not one in 100 Americans know the story.

Posted by: gp at May 25, 2018 08:08 PM (mk9aG)

231 220 My grandfather served as a Raidioman on a destroyer in the pacific in WWII, My Dad and three uncles served as marines in Vietnam, I served in the Navy during the first Gulf war (Data systems technician) as did two of my brothers (Data processor and a Fire control tech). For all of that time served nobody was ever injured due to enemy action. We were all fortunate. Some of us made our way into theater and some did not.
Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:04 PM (0OmEj)

My Dad's father served in Europe in WWII as a tank driver- volunteer for the duration. He was shot through the arm while raising the hatch one day and was evacuated. He was lucky as the tank was knocked out the next day.

My grandfather on my Mom's side served in the Pacific- career military (joined in '37 to get in the cavalry. Still had his boots when he passed away in his army chest.) Switched over to artillery when the war broke out. Served in WWII and Korea. Retired a Major.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:10 PM (vpyVq)

232

Winners Bitch competition is going on now. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:10 PM (4PQQH)

233 Hrothgar I think the number was 500,000, not 1M, which sort of makes the 100K remaining this decade sound more logical.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:11 PM (QDnY+)

234 ot

troll stomping opportunity here: http://www.thedrive.com

fourth story from top.

get your frustration out before the weekend starts in earnest.

sort by newest tab in upper left corner.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 08:11 PM (MTjB1)

235 Probably not one in 100 Americans know the story.
Posted by: gp at May 25, 2018 08:08 PM (mk9aG)


I was about to express doubt about that estimate, but people who DO know about it probably have a heavy self-selection bias so... yeah, that might even be an optimistic number.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:11 PM (y87Qq)

236 225 FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia's Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby's annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday.




Deep State is going all in on this and the MFM is going to cover for them the whole way
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (SiINZ)


So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

237 Deep State is going all in on this and the MFM is going to cover for them the whole way
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (SiINZ)


I believe it was Senator Comrade Schumer that said the Deep IC has at least six ways to get even with you if you cross them!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (n9EOP)

238 My grandmother brother is buried in France, from WEI, my father and his four brothers were in WWII, scattered all over Europe. My father was the last to die, he passed away in August of last year. I know we will never see men like that again.

Posted by: Abby at May 25, 2018 08:13 PM (7vXN4)

239 My Dad went in with the 4Th Marine Recon Unit on the first wave. His Unit was charged with bringing in all the Artillery. It was an Old Black Unit. I meet a few of them.
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It must have been hairy. Looking down on invasion beach from the base of Suribachi it was only 3,500 meters wide. The guns in Suribachi were surveyed in on every inch of that beach. To make things worse is the incline of the beach is very steep making landing in the surf a difficult operation. Many boats and tracks were breached trying to get ashore. BTW, there is absolutely no place to hide and find cover. All vegetation had been blown away by the Air Force and Naval artillery. It took big assed balls to keep you head about you while being sniped by artillery.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:14 PM (vV/gB)

240 230 sounds worth seeing.

How many Americans know the story of the American Revolution? How many could name three battles from that war or could name how long the war lasted within a year or two? And I mean without their "smart" phones. btw, now I get why they are called smart phones.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:14 PM (n13/j)

241 "So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?
Posted by: rickl "


Yeah, expect to hear exactly that on the Sunday shows.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2018 08:15 PM (xJrIn)

242 So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)


It is mind-boggling. I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (5Yee7)

243 Winners Bitch competition is going on now. Fingers crossed.
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O_o

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (qJtVm)

244 t must have been hairy. Looking down on invasion beach from the base of Suribachi it was only 3,500 meters wide. The guns in Suribachi were surveyed in on every inch of that beach. To make things worse is the incline of the beach is very steep making landing in the surf a difficult operation. Many boats and tracks were breached trying to get ashore. BTW, there is absolutely no place to hide and find cover. All vegetation had been blown away by the Air Force and Naval artillery. It took big assed balls to keep you head about you while being sniped by artillery.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:14 PM (vV/gB)

The First Wave came in relatively untouched. It was quite. The Japs let them land and bring in equipment and clog the beach and then all hell broke loose. They refined that even further on Okinawa

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (SjImc)

245 Winners Bitch competition is going on now. Fingers crossed.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:10 PM (4PQQH)


lol.

It's funny because you said 'fingers'.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (y87Qq)

246 question: why do some of the Naval Academy graduates wear a dark coat and the rest a white uniform?

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (Z1I24)

247 I have all my Father's original Battle Plans and photos.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

248 So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

It is mind-boggling. I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop


I don't give a rat's ass if Russia stole the entire election single handedly and gave it to Trump on a silver platter.

HILLARY ISN'T THE PRESIDENT.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (3oX+R)

249 : why do some of the Naval Academy graduates wear a dark coat and the rest a white uniform?
Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (Z1I24)

Marine Corp Officers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

250 Powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/on-muellers-appointment.php
Professor Calabresi from Northwestern university law school is saying the appointment of Mueller is unconstitutional.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (aC6Sd)

251 The secret is out. The "Russians" found out how cheaply they could buy influential Americans.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (RuIsu)

252 Remembering two of my grandmother's brothers. Both of them jumped init Fwance and survived the war. diabetis killed them both. not even the real fvcking nazis could do that.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (8ZeGS)

253 why do some of the Naval Academy graduates wear a dark coat and the rest a white uniform?
Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (Z1I24)

Marine Corp Officers
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

Thank you!

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (Z1I24)

254 Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Yorktown for the win.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (vV/gB)

255 rhomboid, that makes more sense, I may conflated the the number with the 1 million loss number.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (n9EOP)

256 " we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (5Yee7)"


Oh, you could find 'em, but you had to look on the side that was against America and supporting the Soviets wholeheartedly.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (xJrIn)

257 I have all my Father's original Battle Plans and photos.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)


What sort of billet?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (y87Qq)

258 251 The secret is out. The "Russians" found out how cheaply they could buy influential Americans.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (RuIsu)

Soros has known for years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (vpyVq)

259 By the way, the show "The First World War" (I think on Amazon), is brilliant. I've watched it twice, and is fascinating.
The aforementioned SO's dad (Johnny) served under Chesty Puller; Puller knew him by sight, saw him at a base, saluted him. The new bride was impressed that Chesty knew him. When Johnny got to Korea as a Marine historian (one of the first), Chesty told him to make history now, write about it later. He did not talk about what he did to get the Bronze Star with V, joked it was, 'writing reports'.

My dad was 30 yrs older than my mom, was a young man in Ukraine during WWII and ended up being forced to work in a German labour camp, where he nearly died. I still have some of his papers along with his brother's, complete with swastika.

Here is my uncle's papers:https://___ur.com/a/NXHfHJc


Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 08:22 PM (Gim9y)

260 Sorry, that's ___ur (dot) com

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (Gim9y)

261 242
I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (5Yee7)


Sure, just like the pussy-grabbing video and Stormy Daniels were supposed to split the evangelicals from Trump.

Go on, lefties. Run that play again. I dare you.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (sdi6R)

262 I have all my Father's original Battle Plans and photos.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

What sort of billet?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (y87Qq)

Do you mean what did my father do on Iwo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (SjImc)

263 70 years later we are still using the Purple Hearts made in anticipation of just two (massive) operations.

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I quite liked the Brit series Foyle's War about a detective in southern England trying to keep the lid on crime during WWII. In one episode, set during the early days of WWII, a murder victim worked at a top secret weapons factory outside of town but, given that he was a carpenter, it was unclear what the weapon might be. Foyle who has to investigate any possible motive, finally gets clearance, and learns that what they are manufacturing are coffins for the Blitz that they know is coming. They spread the rumor about making weapons for fear if the civilians learned the truth, it would be bad for moral.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (+y/Ru)

264 The First Wave came in relatively untouched. It was quite. The Japs let them land and bring in equipment and clog the beach and then all hell broke loose. They refined that even further on Okinawa
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That tactic had been used at Guam. Their idea was to let the Marines pile up on the beach and then cut them off. My dad sad the worst landing he went through was Guam. His unit was in the third wave when all the guns opened up on them. Plywood doesn't provide much protection.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (vV/gB)

265 Writing Europeans out of their own history(happening here as well,of course)

https://youtu.be/fSBx0pqTSL0

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (LiyEm)

266 254 nice. I thought the easy out would be Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. So I should have excluded them from my gripe. Nice with Cowpens and Kings Mountain.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (n13/j)

267 PFC Harry A. Goldenberg
Company K, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.

Killed in Action, July 1, 1944 on Saipan.

RIP

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (VM6ev)

268 Ok, this is a good one by Ed Driscoll over at Insta:

DAMN NEAR KILLED HIM: Man 'hid SIX phones inside his bottom before deliberately getting arrested scaling the security fence surrounding Jerusalem so he could hand them to prison inmates.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (vpyVq)

269 Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (aC6Sd)

The Constitution is merely an old piece of paper to the Deep State, hardly even an impediment to doing what needs to be done.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (n9EOP)

270 It looks like Cmdr Alfredo Sanchez has copped to dereliction of duty in regards to getting sailors killed and damaging USS McCain

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=79643

He needs to be drummed out without one shred of any retirement at the least.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (x1z41)

271 (101) Yeah, that thing freaked out the Luftwaffe real bad. The shells would only explode close enough to damage their planes. Game changer.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (RuIsu)

272 PFC Harry A. Goldenberg
Company K, 1105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.

Killed in Action, July 1, 1944 on Saipan.

RIP

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (VM6ev)

Who is buried at Rock Island Arsenal?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (SjImc)

273 272
Who is buried at Rock Island Arsenal?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (SjImc)

That's him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (VM6ev)

274 Do you mean what did my father do on Iwo?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (SjImc)


Yes, basically. I guess if he was Army it wouldn't be a 'billet'. Just wondering what he did there.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (y87Qq)

275 266 254 nice. I thought the easy out would be Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. So I should have excluded them from my gripe. Nice with Cowpens and Kings Mountain.
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Quint, the Revolution was won in North Carolina and Virginia.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (vV/gB)

276 NGU, that's very interesting and great about your father's service, and very cool about having his documents.


The day before the WWII Memorial in DC was officially opened by Dubya, down on the Mall nearby, I spoke to a retired black minister who had been a young guy on an ammunition ship at Iwo (his ship's first combat experience). Pretty gripping description of his experience.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (QDnY+)

277 That's him.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (VM6ev)

Well if I ever get there again, I'll visit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (SjImc)

278 277 That's him.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (VM6ev)

Well if I ever get there again, I'll visit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (SjImc)

G-d bless, my friend. I am going to try and get there as well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (VM6ev)

279
Delilah was Reserve Winners Bitch for a 3-point major to finish her championship. She may now be styled Ch. Soyara's Devilish Delilah.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (XZMm9)

280 258 251 The secret is out. The "Russians" found out how cheaply they could buy influential Americans.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (RuIsu)

Soros has known for years.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (vpyVq)


Ah yes, Comrade Lenin had a few things to say about capitalists and rope if I recall correctly!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (n9EOP)

281 Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Yorktown for the win.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (vV/gB)

Breeds Hill, Saratoga, Fort Trumbull.

Lived in the Fort Trumbull area growing up. Benedict Arnold can ride Satan's barbed cock in hell for eternity.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (l7Kbv)

282

Here is my uncle's papers:

https://IMGur.com/a/NXHfHJc


Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (IqV8l)

283
I may attempt to watch "The War" but every time I do I just break down sobbing.

That and the last episode of "The World at War" entitled "Remember."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (VM6ev)

284 I missed the thread, but can someone help me out with the Publix thing?

Are they no longer calling the cops to respond to theft or other crimes because the cops carry guns?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (VgKNm)

285 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (XZMm9)

Congratulations!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (n9EOP)

286 Anonosaurus, doubt I have to ask whether Burns' treatment included the full actual history of the ending -

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I haven't gotten that far.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (+y/Ru)

287 Yes, basically. I guess if he was Army it wouldn't be a 'billet'. Just wondering what he did there.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (y87Qq)

As I post above he was the CO of an Army Unit attached to the 4th Marines. His unit brought in all the heavy artillery. Look at the 476th Amphib Unit

United States Army
Assault Forces
471st Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 5th Marine Division)
473rd Amphibian Truck Company (attached to VAC), Captain Robert P. Schwabl
476th Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 4th Marine Division), Captain Jules Nevergiveup
138th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, Colonel Clarence E. Rothbeb
Headquarters Battery, 138th AAA
506th AA Gun Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel D.M. White
483rd AAAW Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel A. Roth
38th Field Hospital, Reinforced, Major Samuel S. Kirkland
Detachment, 568th Signal Air Warning Battalion (attached to VAC)
Detachments, 726th Signal Warning Company (attached to VAC, 4th & 5th Marine Divisions)
Detachment, 49th Signal Construction Battalion
Detachment 44, 70th Army Airways Communications Systems
Detachment, Communications Unit 434
442nd Port Company (attached to 4th Marine Division)
592nd Port Company (attached to 5th Marine Division)

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (SjImc)

288 Lived in the Fort Trumbull area growing up. Benedict Arnold can ride Satan's barbed cock in hell for eternity.
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He died a very unhappy man. Too much hubris.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (vV/gB)

289 JJ, was just about to mention your uncle. I recalled from past comments he was KIA on Saipan.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (QDnY+)

290 Thank you to all who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. And thanks Dad for your service. I know in the end you paid for it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2018 08:31 PM (dUJdY)

291 Honor, gratitude, affection, and respect to all service morons, and their military forebears. Heroes all, as are the families who stood and waited.

I served, as did my two brothers. War zones a-plenty, and lots of action, but no direct combat, unlike the greatest generation before us. My mother was Navy, and my father-in-law (British Army) saw combat service in France (D+4 Sword Beach), as did mother-in-law in British Service Support capacity. My father was a decorated AAA battery commander at Leyte Gulf, and would have been part of the early waves of Olympic or Coronet. He also served in Korea, and was overrun by Chinese, when he was a forward observer. And, as i have mentioned here a few times, my grandfather served along the Mexican Border, commanded combat engineers in WWI, and played a significant semi-renowned role at the Bulge and Remagen.

Salute.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 25, 2018 08:32 PM (IYSFO)

292
Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Yorktown for the win.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (vV/gB)

Quebec, Valcour Island, Saratoga.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (0QYMt)

293 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (IqV8l)

Thanks!

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (Gim9y)

294 As I post above he was the CO of an Army Unit attached to the 4th Marines. His unit brought in all the heavy artillery. Look at the 476th Amphib Unit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (SjImc)


Ah, I saw your #60 but must have missed the detail post. Thanks for the information.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

295 May their memory be a blessing.

Freedom is not free.

Keeping their sacrifice in mind, the loss of freedom I feel daily in this country is that much more painful.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 08:34 PM (EZebt)

296 My father was an armorer and ground gunner in the 56th Fighter Group in England. The group flew P-47s on bomber escort missions over Germany. After VE Day, he volunteered to be a gunner on B-29s over Japan but Fat Man and Little Boy made that unnecessary.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (+y/Ru)

297 As I post above he was the CO of an Army Unit attached to the 4th Marines. His unit brought in all the heavy artillery. Look at the 476th Amphib Unit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (SjImc)

Ah, I saw your #60 but must have missed the detail post. Thanks for the information.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

He wore his 4th Marine Pin every day till the day he died

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (SjImc)

298 Brandywine, Monmouth Courthouse, Guilford Courthouse, Flamborough Head.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (0QYMt)

299 Here's to my dad, who survived operations in Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur, and Iwo Jima, the last of which where he received a battlefield promotion, and who died a full colonel in the Marine Corps.

Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

300 Arnold was a talented General.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (n13/j)

301
I know we give the English hell for what that country has turned into, but watch this and remember what that country sacrificed.

"The Last Post"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tCg596QSc

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (VM6ev)

302 Bunch of Sailors and Marines at the Yankee Game tonight with the Fleet in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (SjImc)

303 Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

*glass up and tipped in salute*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (0QYMt)

304 265 Writing Europeans out of their own history(happening here as well,of course)

https://youtu.be/fSBx0pqTSL0
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (LiyEm)


I watched the first five minutes of that. That is utterly obscene propaganda. As the narrator said, it is mainly aimed at young people who don't know any better.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (sdi6R)

305 Anasaurous W.
Foyles War is in my opinion, the best tv program ever produced.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (C8I+y)

306 Here's to my dad, who survived operations in Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur, and Iwo Jima, the last of which where he received a battlefield promotion, and who died a full colonel in the Marine Corps.

Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

Amen.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (SjImc)

307 Good evening everyone

May their lives not be forgotten nor given in vain. May we honor their service and do what we must to preserve the freedoms they fought for.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 08:38 PM (IDhUW)

308 306 Here's to my dad, who survived operations in Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur, and Iwo Jima, the last of which where he received a battlefield promotion, and who died a full colonel in the Marine Corps.

Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

Amen.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (SjImc)


So odd that I never met my uncle and yet there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:38 PM (VM6ev)

309 atomicplaygirl, thanks, that's an amazing document. The "General Gouvernement" was the part of Poland not integrated either into the Reich or Russia after '39, and site of much of the most heinous Nazi crimes. And the district on that ID (Distrikt Galizien) was the newer expanded part of GG. The guy tried at Nuremberg for this, who was Governor General of this area, was I believe the only one who publicly expressed remorse for his crimes (before he was executed). Hans Frank.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (QDnY+)

310 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (KCxzN)

311 Thanks to Mikey and NGU. I appreciate it. And thanks to you and yours who also served.

My blood boils to hear worthless leftist turds deprecate their sacrifice.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (YqDXo)

312 279 ... Hadrian, Please congratulate your wife for us. That is a wonderful tribute.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2018 08:40 PM (V+03K)

313 well later all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:40 PM (SjImc)

314 106 The Marine Corps' colors have joined the National Ensign on the front of the house for the weekend. I think of SSgt Don May 1st Tank Bn, 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms, killed in Nasiriyah, Iraq in 2003. I think of Sgt Luke Pyeatt of 2d Radio Battalion, II MEF Camp Lejeune, NC KIA near the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province Afghanistan, Feb 2011 (my battalion) and Sgt Daniel Gurr, 3rd Recon Bn, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan killed ivo Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan Aug 2011.

I am fortunate enough to toast their sacrifice, I hope they find me worthy to join them when I finally go ashore.

Also, my Dad, Commander USNR Retired, who graduated from USNA 55 years ago. I think he would have been pretty excited to see the President shake each and every graduate's hand today.


Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf
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All I can say is that there are two flags that fly everyday at Camp NALNAMSAM. The National Ensign and the Marine Corps colors and both will be at half staff on Monday as we honor all those that have given their lives on behalf of a grateful nation.

And I too have had the privilege to stand on the hallowed ground on Iwo Jima on three separate occasions (early in my career, later in mid-career, and near the end) and I can say that the older I got the more it meant to me. Just to look out over the terrain from the top of Mt. Surabachi is numbing at best and it surely had to be a tremendous gut check for all those that were there - if I were only as strong as those brave souls that never made it back home at all or on one piece.

So let me say that while I appreciate the sentiment, there is no Happy Memorial Day but rather an opportunity to honor all those who have gone before us on behalf of us.

So with that, I too will over a toast at 2100 (9pm EST) on Monday to pay my respects to all that are no longer with us.

Semper Fidelis

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 25, 2018 08:41 PM (TA0EN)

315 Hans Frank.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (QDnY+)

===

A lawyer.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 08:42 PM (EZebt)

316 Adding an "amen" and a salute for JJ's uncle, Jay's dad, and NGU's dad.


I know this holiday is about the fallen, but mixing up the categories in a respectful forum like this I deem perfectly OK.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:42 PM (QDnY+)

317 Hadrian, congrats to you and Her Majesty!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (hMwEB)

318 I don't think my grandfather ever saw combat, at least teh little my dad knows. Grandpa just told him that he ferried aircraft from Britain to France and then on a boat back to Britain for another flight. Sopwith Camels.
I have photos of him with a Sopwith Camel. That's one of my model build projects when I get better at it. There is a unit insignia on the side in one photo, a biplane wing over a teardrop/bomb shape that I'll have to figure out how to replicate. Getting the colors right will be a bit hard considering BW photos.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (0QYMt)

319 There is a massive amount of shit happening at the moment.

Tommy Robinson was thrown in jail for 13 months with arrest and trial completed in *one* hour. He'll be killed if he's not sprung PDQ. The system is full of muslim gangs. Several protests are planned in London tomorrow.

All sorts of youtube channels hit over night.

Many new "terms of service" on all sorts of social media sites this week.

China fuckery. See latest CTH story on this. It notes that there is a big summit in Quebec about June 8th ...

Something's going on.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (vWMNq)

320 317 Hadrian, congrats to you and Her Majesty!
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (hMwEB)

===

I think she was promoted to Field Marshal, no?

Congratulations

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 08:44 PM (EZebt)

321 Also ... word about Tommy Robinson is being deleted from social media. Youtube does not seem to be affected much but twitter is apparently deleting things quite quickly.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:44 PM (vWMNq)

322 8 Million hero horses killed in the war.


What a waste.

Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (sXefu)

323 The closest Publix to me is 10 miles away, so I don't shop there.
I did go send them a message on Face Book telling them that I wasn't going to shop there any more, because they don't know that I'm not a customer.
Flooding the Zone, as it were.

And Good Evening, People of the Horde.

It's great to be among friends.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (cAj82)

324 NALNAMSAM, thanks for that.


I think the USMC still takes selected Marines to Iwo, for motivation and training.


Guy who gave us the battlefield tour on Okinawa a decade ago (he was also the one History Channel used in their "Underground Empires" episode on Okinawa) was very excited - the next day, he was finally going to get in the empty seat for the flight to Iwo, where he'd never been (and I think he had been waiting for the opportunity for years - he had been a Marine, was married to an Okinawan and lived there).


Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:46 PM (QDnY+)

325 Can barely stay awake, been up since 3am.
Everyone have a good night.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 08:46 PM (aC6Sd)

326 And I too have had the privilege to stand on the hallowed ground on Iwo Jima on three separate occasions (early in my career, later in mid-career, and near the end) and I can say that the older I got the more it meant to me. Just to look out over the terrain from the top of Mt. Surabachi is numbing at best and it surely had to be a tremendous gut check for all those that were there - if I were only as strong as those brave souls that never made it back home at all or on one piece.

After my father died I was going through his things, and found his reports as first sergeant of B company, 2nd battalion, 24th Marines. (He was a bit of a pack rat.)

They'd sustained 85% casualties after landing on Beach Yellow 2. Six out of seven Marines were casualties.

I couldn't believe it.

I only hope that I did not, have not, and will not dishonor his memory.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (YqDXo)

327 Is this the only thread we get until Tuesday?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (cAj82)

328 322 8 Million hero horses killed in the war.

What a waste.
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (sXefu)


Ditto.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:49 PM (YqDXo)

329 Is this the only thread we get until Tuesday?
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (cAj82)


At the earliest. Claim a seat while you can. Ideally next to a window that opens.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (y87Qq)

330 Why is the blog 10 minutes in the past?

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (vWMNq)

331 My Grandfather was in WWI and my Uncle Jim was in WWII.
Both survived their experiences, fortunately, but I know that many others did not.
Thankful for the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.
Home of the Free because of the Brave is not a cliche.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (cAj82)

332 *raises a glass to the fallen*

May their memory be eternal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (0XdQr)

333 conservatives are always living in the past.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)

334 328 322 8 Million hero horses killed in the war.

What a waste.
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (sXefu)

Ditto.
Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:49 PM (YqDXo)

Likewise.

Posted by: IKEA Meatballs at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (hyuyC)

335 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 07:46 PM (Ms9Gm)

I'm late to checking back. Noted, and thank you.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 08:52 PM (C1NyB)

336 per Drudge, Hillary says she wants to be CEO of Facebook.
(not gonna say it, too easy, not gonna say it, too easy...)
Yes I am... Hillary, honey, shouldn't it be FacePlant?

Posted by: davidt at May 25, 2018 08:52 PM (to271)

337 Qunt fuckyou and the horse you rode in on>

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (0OmEj)

338 I express my thanks to our country's veterans.

It's not worth much, but it is what it is.

Thanks, gentlemen.

Posted by: The Business at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (UiRxW)

339 327 Is this the only thread we get until Tuesday?
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (cAj82)


Yes. The internet is shutting down for maintenance.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (sdi6R)

340 So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now?
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)


At this rate, fucking Little League will be accused of colluding with the goddamned Russians.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (YqDXo)

341 333 conservatives are always living in the past.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)

I disagree. Conservatives plan for the future. Have you ever heard of the fable of the grasshopper and the ant?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (cAj82)

342 cleanup isle 333!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (0OmEj)

343 Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (+y/Ru)

344 333 conservatives are always living in the past.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)


Correction: shouldn't that be "Qunt?"

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (YqDXo)

345 Hillary is delusional and a few stupid comments away from a one-way trip to the nursing home.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (6FqZa)

346 337
Qunt fuckyou and the horse you rode in on>

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (0OmEj)

are you for real? for joking about why the thread is ten minutes behind? wow.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (n13/j)

347 Yes. The internet is shutting down for maintenance.
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (sdi6R)


<1MC>
ALL HANDS TURN TO
COMMENCE FIELD DAY
</1MC>

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (y87Qq)

348 Hillary says she wants to be CEO of Facebook.

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Yeah, I want Facebook destroyed, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (+y/Ru)

349 Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM

Wrong thread to troll. Fuck off.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (zBW/D)

350 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM

Very sorry to here that. My condolences.
T

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (yJ1e6)

351 We, the living, have to bear that torch of liberty handed to us by our ancestors.

May we hold that torch as high as those who served the country and gave all they could to win over evil.

I try my best not to fail those who strove before me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (hyuyC)

352 I don't think Quint is trolling but I have no idea what inspired him to post #333 in this thread.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)

353
Qunt fuckyou and the horse you rode in on>

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (0OmEj)


*polite cough*

I think the Ace-O-Nomitor was being referred to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (XZMm9)

354 Youtube does not seem to be affected much but twitter is apparently deleting things quite quickly.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:44 PM (vWMNq)


Speaking of Twatter from Newsbusters:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ferguson protesters, and the Parkland students as his favorite accounts to follow on the site. He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.



I really wish that Trump would dump his Twatter account. They're loss of users would hopefully sink that shithole

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (SiINZ)

355 Yes. The internet is shutting down for maintenance.

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BRACE FOR MEAT SPACE AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (+y/Ru)

356 Guy who gave us the battlefield tour on Okinawa a decade ago (he was also the one History Channel used in their "Underground Empires" episode on Okinawa) was very excited - the next day, he was finally going to get in the empty seat for the flight to Iwo, where he'd never been (and I think he had been waiting for the opportunity for years - he had been a Marine, was married to an Okinawan and lived there).

Posted by: rhomboid
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I've been very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time over the course of 30+ years in our illustrious Corps and have had the pleasure of spending considerable time on Oki (four tours). Some were by choice and others were voluntold (LOL). And I've met the gentlemen down at the Kinser USO that you are referring to and there are some great battle site tours on Okinawa that will move you from the tunnels, Hacksaw Ridge, to the suicide cliffs. I've done a tour or two in the desert (no direct combat) but what those folks went thru in WWII, Korea and VN are night and day in comparison.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (TA0EN)

357 Not a good comment on a memorial day thread!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (0OmEj)

358 Publix has great fried chicken and wings. They overcharge for everything else. Not surprised they would bow to lil hitler to protect their margins.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (+fTAB)

359 I think the Ace-O-Nomitor was being referred to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM

If so, my sincere apologies.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (xv1lh)

360 so #333 was just a joke that fell flat.
I've been there...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (6FqZa)

361 "LBJ inherited a war he didn't know what to do with, "

That SOB campaigned that he was not going to "send our boys to Viet Nam". He had ads showing Goldwater as a madman who would get us into a war with China? - Russia? and "get all our boys killed"

He new he was going into Nam before he was elected and he thought he was going to be in and out, quick and easy, down and dirty, war president hero.

LBJ was a lying no good SOB.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (qcIWB)

362

At least, that's how I read it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (XZMm9)

363 Publix has great fried chicken and wings. They overcharge for everything else. Not surprised they would bow to lil hitler to protect their margins.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (+fTAB)




The little gloryhole queen tried to get Laura Ingraham tossed off the air and she got better ratings. The turd called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock and no one blinked an eye. Anyone giving into this shithead is just stupid.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (SiINZ)

364 Why is the blog 10 minutes in the past?

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (vWMNq)



Special relativity

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (CPfoe)

365 so #333 was just a joke that fell flat.
I've been there...
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (6FqZa)


Yeah, same. I assumed it was in re: the comment timestamps and only realized why people were getting pissed off about it a little later. Ten minutes later, in fact...

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (y87Qq)

366 Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM



Wrong thread to troll. Fuck off.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (zBW/D)

I don't troll. I am a conservative. I made a joke, it was taken wrong.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (n13/j)

367 Dude, Tommy Robinson was put in prison because they MEANT it as a death sentence. Spit.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (zLDYs)

368 Sorry just a little raw here. No harm no foul. I took it wrong.(333)

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (0OmEj)

369 The blessings of liberty we enjoy have been paid in blood. God bless all those who have served in arms for the United States.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (kWrQ3)

370 341 333 conservatives are always living in the past.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)

6-------9

does this include the use of long running but ultimately bogus stats like

only 11 million illegals (since 2001)
gals earn 77 cents on the doller FOR THE SAME JOB, guys
99% of all scientists believe that global warming is like real
4 out of 5 girls in American colleges are rayped
all races commit the same number of crimes but only the blacks are arrested in a disproportionate manner?

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (uFoR1)

371 324
NALNAMSAM, thanks for that.


I think the USMC still takes selected Marines to Iwo, for motivation and training.


Guy
who gave us the battlefield tour on Okinawa a decade ago (he was also
the one History Channel used in their "Underground Empires" episode on
Okinawa) was very excited - the next day, he was finally going to get in
the empty seat for the flight to Iwo, where he'd never been (and I
think he had been waiting for the opportunity for years - he had been a
Marine, was married to an Okinawan and lived there).




Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:46 PM (QDnY+)

I also did the battlefields tour on Okinawa and all I could think was Holy FARG, how could they fight here? Climbing into the Shuri Line was hard enough on a nice day, let alone with all the mud and blood. I never did get to Iwo Jima but have a jar of the black sand on my desk one of my buddies collected for me. Also toured Cabanatuan, Intramuros, Bataan and Corregidor Island in the Philippines, Pusan and Incheon in Korea. Truly amazing that the men and women were able to fight in such difficult Climes and Places. Iraq and Afghanistan were no picnic, but we did not face the same type and number of enemy forces.

I will hoist an ale to lost brothers and sisters at 2100 EST as well.

Semper Fidelis

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (DxWUs)

372 Publix has a good bakery, too. Such a pity.

They are now the Dick's of the grocery industry.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (cAj82)

373 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ferguson protesters, and the Parkland students as his favorite accounts to follow on the site. He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.

This is my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOGS-_81KU

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)

374 I don't troll. I am a conservative. I made a joke, it was taken wrong.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (n13/j)


I'll allow it.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Comment Referee at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (CPfoe)

375 I don't troll. I am a conservative. I made a joke, it was taken wrong.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018

See my earlier comment. I missed the joke. My apologies.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (xv1lh)

376 oh 333 is a joke. kewl

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (uFoR1)

377 Dude, Tommy Robinson was put in prison because they MEANT it as a death sentence. Spit.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (zLDYs)



The Limey cops, courts and NHS all need helicopter rides

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (SiINZ)

378 363
The little gloryhole queen tried to get Laura Ingraham tossed off the air and she got better ratings. The turd called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock and no one blinked an eye. Anyone giving into this shithead is just stupid.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (SiINZ)


Yes, Publix chose poorly. On the other hand, they're apparently a worker-owned company, so they probably leaned left to begin with.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (sdi6R)

379 I was going to say Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Bunker Hill. I had a some-great grandfather at Guilford Courthouse. Toured the battlefield two years ago, and am just down the road from it now, after coming to NC for the birth of my 3rd grandchild.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (Pzj+4)

380 I really wish that Trump would dump his Twatter account. They're loss of users would hopefully sink that shithole

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (SiINZ)

Unfortunately, twitter, facefart and google have a lock on things at the moment. Twitter seems to be essential for journalism and it is the place Trump has to fight back.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (vWMNq)

381 Only retards shop at Publix for anything other than their in-house stuff

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (+fTAB)

382 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently named former NFL
quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ferguson protesters, and the Parkland
students as his favorite accounts to follow on the site. He also
advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland
students.



This is my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOGS-_81KU

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)


---

He advocates gun control platforms put forth by kids who can't give back correct change for a $3.00 happy meal without a computer.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (VgKNm)

383 See my earlier comment. I missed the joke. My apologies.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (xv1lh)

No worries. I thought I quoted what I was responding too but didn't. I have been online too long today lol.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (n13/j)

384 LBJ was a lying no good SOB.

-
I'd say that applies to JFK as well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (+y/Ru)

385 it would be kewl if trump started using Gab

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (uFoR1)

386 343---Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (+y/Ru)
---------------------------
I expected Satan to win but I did hope it would be closer.
*sigh*

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (0jtPF)

387 All this talk about grocery stores is making my hungry.

I'm out of ice cream, too.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:04 PM (cAj82)

388
He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.

What, exactly is that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:04 PM (IqV8l)

389 Welcome home Doc. Youve been away from home a long time. Being repatriated from Tarawa after KIA in November 1943. Returning home after long last. No one left behind.

htttp://www.zettlerfuneralhome.com/obituary/thomas-murphy

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM (9rIkM)

390 No worries. I thought I quoted what I was responding too but didn't. I have been online too long today lol.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03

You and me both. Long day. *pours the next round into the usb port*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM (xv1lh)

391 I never even heard of Publix before today. The closest one to me is two states away.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

392 The pest control guy came by today with his new employee.
He introduced the new guy and said that he was 63 years old.
The pest control guy said he was through hiring young guys because they had no work ethic.
Old Farts Rule.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (cAj82)

393 I'd say that applies to JFK as well.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (+y/Ru)


The Celtic forerunner to the Magic Negro, i.e., someone who intrinsically isn't worth a pinch of dry shit, but gets elected because a lot of retards are star-struck. And yeah, I'm looking at the 19th Amendment here.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (YqDXo)

394 Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (+y/Ru)



They've gone down the Euro shithole road. That's why the left loves them Europe because no matter how bad liberalism is for them the Euros still blindly follow it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (SiINZ)

395 WHY AM I NOT CEO OF FACEBOOK, YOU ASK???

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (nILVB)

396 Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (QDnY+)

Wow, rhomboid, thanks for the context! I had no idea!
I don't know what Tato worked on in Germany (he died when I was 12). Mom said it was a place near Mannheim she thought, but I've done searches and it's hard to troll through and find info - there were a lot of camps, some large, some small, and 'near Mannheim' might still not be that close.

When he came back to America (he was born here), he worked on ramjet engines in NJ before it got moved to Cali, and he didn't want to leave his brothers.
So I have always wondered...

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (Gim9y)

397 367
Dude, Tommy Robinson was put in prison because they MEANT it as a death sentence. Spit.


Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (zLDYs)

He's survived a few short stays. There is a good interview with him that covers it but I've forgotten who did it.In one case, he realized he was being put into a room with a dozen muslims and immediately started a fight before the door was closed. Tommy's got balls and can take care of himself but 13 months is a *long* time.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (vWMNq)

398 It is mind-boggling. I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop


I don't give a rat's ass if Russia stole the entire election single handedly and gave it to Trump on a silver platter.

HILLARY ISN'T THE PRESIDENT.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (3oX+R)



***************************
Since she didn't win the election for POTUS, she now wants to be the CEO of Facebook.
That way she can ban Conservatives, Republicans or anyone that is not with her and run for President again


https://ntknetwork.com/hillary-clinton-wants-to-be-ceo-of-facebook/

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (PvFoN)

399 He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.

What, exactly is that?


I'm not sure whether you get better policy from retards, children, or Maxine Waters. It's a close call.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (CPfoe)

400 The Celtic forerunner to the Magic Negro, i.e., someone who intrinsically isn't worth a pinch of dry shit, but gets elected because a lot of retards are star-struck. And yeah, I'm looking at the 19th Amendment here.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (YqDXo)



He got elected because Old Man Daley was stuffed ballot boxes in Illinois as was LBJ in Texas.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (SiINZ)

401 My twin brother fought in Viet Nam. When Ken Burns program re Hue was on, he asked me if I had watched. I couldn't. He said he had been in the thick of it--the first I knew. He commanded about 900 men--don't know what the name of such a force is--and received a Presidential commendation because altho he was in the heart of the fighting, he had no fatalities and only 3 minor injuries among his men. He was so proud. He had a scary dangerous war. Lots of medals in cases he never shows. Very hard to have two liberal kids.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (Kr0FZ)

402 Fuck Publixxx. Always went to Kroger in the Vinings when living in the ATL.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (89T5c)

403
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM

Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (IqV8l)

404 Hillary still wants to run something. Dear God.

At least the Captain of the Hindenburg never requested another assignment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (CPfoe)

405 Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.

They obviously learned nothing from the Potato Famine.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (Tyii7)

406 If the Brits make a martyr out of Tommy Robinson it might not turn out the way they want.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (sdi6R)

407 357
Not a good comment on a memorial day thread!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (0OmEj)

I know it is over but I want to be clear. Now I get why you went off. My comment had nothing to do with Memorial day, I would never make light of that, check basically every comment I have made on this forum and you will see that.
I was responding to a question about "why the forum clock was in the past" not a direct quote but it is upthread. We are talking about other things here too as it is the only thread. Hope that clears it up. And no hard feelings.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (n13/j)

408 Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM

My next door neighbors' uncle (great uncle?) Is an old Marine colonel. WWII vet. Drives around town in a car with a sign in the rear window that says "Tarawa...we kicked their ass!" LOL

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (xv1lh)

409 My namesake, Great Uncle Clinger, died in WW2 in the Pacific.

Never knew him, but I'm grateful for his sacrifice and the sacrifice of so many just like him through all eras.

Well, except for the Union soldiers. Damn Northern Agressors.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (WglMe)

410 The little gloryhole queen tried to get Laura Ingraham tossed off the air and she got better ratings. The turd called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock and no one blinked an eye. Anyone giving into this shithead is just stupid.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May




well, we need to find some way to quickly marshall the Trump voters to make nonsense like publix capitulating to hogg painful enough that they become non-political.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (MTjB1)

411 Before Whole Foods, Publix was the virtue/status signaling grocery store

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:10 PM (PUmDY)

412 The Celtic forerunner to the Magic Negro, i.e., someone who intrinsically isn't worth a pinch of dry shit, but gets elected because a lot of retards are star-struck. And yeah, I'm looking at the 19th Amendment here.
Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (YqDXo)

Ironically, but for the 19th, Obama would have not been eligible to even run. Before the 19th children derived citizenship from their father's.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 25, 2018 09:10 PM (2rRKu)

413 My Grandfather - Shot down over Bataan, years in the camps and finally liberated from Yokohama in 1945.

My Brother - Iraq and Afghanistan U.S. Army - Suffers severe PTSD

Me - Marines Iraq 1991... no issues.

Thanks boys, we got it from here.

Posted by: hobbes at May 25, 2018 09:11 PM (sfR2q)

414 I'm out of ice cream, too.
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:04 PM (cAj82)


What about ass? Have you got any ass? Because if you're here to kick ass and eat ice cream, and you're out of both ass and ice cream, well I just don't know what to say.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (y87Qq)

415 The last US WWI vet died in 2011. There's about half a million WWII vets still alive. We lose about 300 a day.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:15 PM (O5Q3r)



That's very sad to read. My one grandfather came here from Ireland (he's turning in his grave over the abortion vote today) joined the Army and fought in WWI. I had an uncle in the Navy in WWII and Korea and another uncle in the Marines in the Pacific during WWII.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (SiINZ)

416 390 No worries. I thought I quoted what I was responding too but didn't. I have been online too long today lol.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03



You and me both. Long day. *pours the next round into the usb port*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM (xv1lh)

cheers! I hope you poured wine because that is what I got.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (n13/j)

417 No I jumped before I thought, We are good here. Sorry.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (0OmEj)

418 Rape suspect found not guilty after showing penis in court

Rape suspect found not guilty after showing penis in court

No hung jury here.

The Connecticut sex-assault suspect who pulled his penis out in court to prove it didn't match his accuser's description was found not guilty Friday.

Accused rapist shows penis to jury to prove innocence
Accused rapist shows penis to jury to prove innocence
Jurors in New Haven cleared Desmond James, 26, of three counts of sexual assault - two days after he showed in the flesh that he doesn't fit the accuser's story of being raped by a black man whose junk is lighter than the rest of his skin.

"If it's not the light one, it's not the right one," his lawyer, Todd Bussert, quipped to The Post after the verdict.

The victim had picked James out of a photo lineup after reporting that she was raped while walking home one night in 2012 by a "dark-skinned black male with big lips and black-people hair," Busser said.

"There were a number of troubling aspects in terms of the allegation. It evoked negative racial stereotypes," he said. "We felt in general that it didn't describe our client."

But the biggest mismatch was the description of the attacker's private parts.

So the only evidence that Busser offered to support James' innocence was to have his client stand in the middle of the court room with his pants down and his penis out.

The exhibit was especially eyebrow-raising because the judge didn't warn the jurors about what they were about to see - and some stunned onlookers averted their eyes as James walked in and silently dropped trou, witnesses say.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 09:14 PM (+y/Ru)

419 He's survived a few short stays. There is a good interview with him that covers it but I've forgotten who did it.In one case, he realized he was being put into a room with a dozen muslims and immediately started a fight before the door was closed. Tommy's got balls and can take care of himself but 13 months is a *long* time.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (vWMNq)



I repeat, the Limey cops, courts and NHS all need helicopter rides

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:15 PM (SiINZ)

420 The German army was still pretty much horse drawn in WWII
----------------------
Only about 10% of the German army was fully motorized. The rest used horses and carts for their daily log needs.

The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM

I love that scene from Band of Brothers. "Hey, you! That's right, you stupid Kraut bastards! That's right! Say hello to Ford, and General f*ckin' Motors! You stupid fascist pigs! Look at you! You have horses! What were you thinking? Dragging our asses half way around the world, interrupting our lives..."

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 09:15 PM (2NqXo)

421

* crackle sssssssssst pop *
NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS!
ALL HANDS TURN TO
COMMENCE FIELD DAY
* ssssssssst *
THAT IS ALL
* pop crackle ssssssst pop *


FIFY.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2018 09:15 PM (DMUuz)

422 I'm gonna need more lube.

Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (sXefu)

423 @401 He commanded about 900 men--don't know what the name of such a force is
-----------------

A battalion is roughly 1000 men.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (Fstb+)

424 Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (y87Qq)



I have a nice ass, at least my husband thinks so.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (cAj82)

425 The contributions of the Poles to the Allied war effort is often ignored. I think part of that was that immediately after WWII ended, the British and American governments wanted to keep Stalin happy and he was busy installing a Communist puppet government in Poland, so they pushed those guys to the side. Interesting enough, Poland kept a government-in-exile until the Communist government fell.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (5Yee7)


I suspect the Poles' contribution to the Allied war effort was ignored out of expediency, and shame. They'd been sold out twice, first to the Nazis, and then to the Soviets.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:18 PM (YqDXo)

426 A battalion is roughly 1000 men.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (Fstb+)

I'd hit it.

Posted by: Sandra F. - now with more of me to love at May 25, 2018 09:19 PM (sXefu)

427 If the johnson doesn't fit, you must acquit!

Posted by: Zombie Johnny Cochran at May 25, 2018 09:19 PM (Tyii7)

428 Our government, right up to the last days of the Zero Administration. used a horse's ass in the executive branch. The last of its kind I hope.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 09:20 PM (Xr58H)

429 Sweepers, Sweepers, Man your brooms!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:22 PM (0OmEj)

430 sock off

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 09:22 PM (YqDXo)

431 Aspirin Factory, Murder Kroger on Ponce has been closed for a year or so now. PITA.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (PUmDY)

432
* crackle sssssssssst pop *
NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS!


Four years in the Navy. Two ships.
Never once heard "Now hear this"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (IqV8l)

433 Link for PhM2c Murphy appears to be bad.

Try
http://www.zettlerfuneralhome.com/obituary/thomas-murphy

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (brIR5)

434 WW2 vets are literally a dying breed. I had a chance to talk to one a few years ago. He was was very up front about saying that he never saw combat and was never in any danger. He was stationed in India and was in logistics in the Pacific or something. But still I was in awe talking to someone who lived through such momentous times.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (kWrQ3)

435 cheers! I hope you poured wine because that is what I got.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM

Ummm....hope the whisky didn't clash too badly, guy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (xv1lh)

436 Truth be told the Boatswains whistle dose not translate to print very well.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (0OmEj)

437 @425 I suspect the Poles' contribution to the Allied war effort was ignored out of expediency, and shame. They'd been sold out twice, first to the Nazis, and then to the Soviets.
-------------------

The Poles had quite a few men fighting in Italy. Supposedly when news about the agreement between the US, UK, and USSR governments to put Poland into the Soviet sphere of influence post-war, the Free Poles in Italy nearly pulled out of the line and refused to fight.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (Fstb+)

438 Four years in the Navy. Two ships.
Never once heard "Now hear this"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (IqV8l)


Same. I figured it was just Because Submarines; our IC manual is different from everybody else's.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (y87Qq)

439 Regarding the Poles-

Not to forget that the first generation of Israeli fighters were largely trained by the Poles.

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (zCyNd)

440 But still I was in awe talking to someone who lived through such momentous times.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (kWrQ3)


I was under sniper fire in Bosnia. I think about it often, oh yeah, really often. Really, really, really often.

Posted by: Hills at May 25, 2018 09:27 PM (sXefu)

441 191
The contributions of the Poles to the Allied war effort is often ignored. I think part of that was that immediately after WWII ended, the British and American governments wanted to keep Stalin happy and he was busy installing a Communist puppet government in Poland, so they pushed those guys to the side. Interesting enough, Poland kept a government-in-exile until the Communist government fell.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (5Yee7)



After the end of WWII, the British and Americans forced a large number of refugees back into the Soviet zone against their will. At gunpoint.

Diana West discussed that in her book "American Betrayal", but my boss told me the same story at least a decade earlier. Apparently it was common knowledge at one point, before being erased from popular history.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

442 Free Poles in Italy nearly pulled out of the line and refused to fight.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (Fstb+)

Much like the Czech Legion during/after WWI

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:28 PM (zCyNd)

443 Four years in the Navy. Two ships.
Never once heard "Now hear this"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM


The only two ships in the Navy where the Chiefs bring you coffee service before you roll out of your rack, and you sailed on both.

What are the odds?

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2018 09:28 PM (DMUuz)

444 435 cheers! I hope you poured wine because that is what I got.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM



Ummm....hope the whisky didn't clash too badly, guy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (xv1lh)

Well it never has before.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:29 PM (n13/j)

445 352
I don't think Quint is trolling but I have no idea what inspired him to post #333 in this thread.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)

It is peculiar that on Memorial Day weekend people would speak of the past; I have no idea what would get into them to do that.
/eye roll

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:29 PM (0QYMt)

446 Well it never has before.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:29

Cheers!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (xv1lh)

447 At least the Captain of the Hindenburg never requested another assignment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (CPfoe)

Actually, Kapitan Pruss remained fully employed.

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (zCyNd)

448 I suspect the Poles' contribution to the Allied war effort was ignored
out of expediency, and shame. They'd been sold out twice, first to the
Nazis, and then to the Soviets.


Ha! I pulled an Obama on that one before there was even an Obama!

Posted by: Zombie FDR at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (Tyii7)

449 425- The Poles dont have much love for Germany, but they despise Russia. It doesn't help that the Russian Embassy is a compound three or four city blocks in size, and dominates the area near most of the major government buildings like parliament and the prime minister's residence.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2018 09:31 PM (V+V48)

450 436 Truth be told the Boatswains whistle dose not translate to print very well.
Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM


WheeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
WheeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe!
WheeeEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeea

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2018 09:32 PM (DMUuz)

451 Grandpa jumped ship from the Navy in 1917 in San Francisco. Changed his name, went to NYC. He was kind of a shady guy all through his life. He was in the service to begin with, because he got in trouble with the law in his hometown of Omaha. The judge gave him the choice of joining the military or going to prison.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 09:33 PM (2NqXo)

452 441 Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

When my dad and his brother escaped the German labour camp, they made it to the American lines (crazy!). At some point he got shot in the leg, but they made it, but my dad spoke no English - Ukrainian, Russian, a fair amount of Polish and German but no English.

He told my mom decades later he was terrified they were going to be sent back to Ukraine, despite being American citizens. They found my other uncle, William, in the US Army (Artillery on D-Day), and eventually my dad was shipped to the US, but he knew that the Americans were sending people back. He loved America but had a REALLY hard time with the deals we made with the Russians. He loved Reagan though - said he was the only leader who clearly knew the true evil of communism.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 09:33 PM (Gim9y)

453 Thanks, Junior.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at May 25, 2018 09:33 PM (Kr0FZ)

454 There seem to be people living in the middle of the rift eruption on Kilauea who haven't left yet. Weird.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6URRDQ9EqY

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:34 PM (vWMNq)

455 David Hogg just declared meme war.

It's like Christmas, without the disappointment.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2018 09:34 PM (rnAwa)

456 Also, thanks to those served, the families who supported them, and those who serve and support today.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2018 09:35 PM (V+V48)

457 Actually, Kapitan Pruss remained fully employed.

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (zCyNd)


Ja, I was the Reichstag Fire Marshall.

Posted by: Kapitan Pruss at May 25, 2018 09:35 PM (sXefu)

458 a compound three or four city blocks in size, and dominates the area near most of the major government buildings like parliament and the prime minister's residence.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2018 09:31 PM (V+V4

Ha!

See "Palace of the People"

Posted by: sincerely, Nicolae at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (zCyNd)

459 Battle of Trenton, Dec 25, 1776.
Official code phrase: "Victory or death."

Aka: America - We Will Kill You In Your Sleep on Christmas

Posted by: pogomip at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (87V/q)

460 Well, except for the Union soldiers. Damn Northern Agressors.

I had two great-great-grandfathers who fought in a German-speaking Pennsylvania regiment in the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. They had left Germany in the 1850s for freedom and the chance to better their lives here. One of them worked as a blacksmith and helped to take care of the army horses, among his other duties.

I'm not going to put down your ancestors. I'd like just a little respect for mine. My dad was a paratrooper, 82nd Airborne, WWII. North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, the works. I never heard him make snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for whom Fort Bragg was named.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (3C9q2)

461 Obama certainly followed in a long tradition of leftist leaders selling out Poland.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (kWrQ3)

462 David Hogg is the Chauchat of Meme Wars.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (x1z41)

463 I thought this thread was about horses

Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:39 PM (sXefu)

464 Horses - yeah, kind of funny we have that tribute to the horse on the same night that TuCa had a long piece on Why we should eat Horse Meat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:40 PM (V2Yro)

465 445 352

I don't think Quint is trolling but I have no idea what inspired him to post #333 in this thread.



Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)

It is peculiar that on Memorial Day weekend people would speak of the past; I have no idea what would get into them to do that.
/eye roll


Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:29 PM (0QYMt)

I am not sure how to take that since I feel blindsided a bit here even though it was a misunderstanding that was cleared up.
my post was 333, I was responding to a post 3 posts before mine.
330 Why is the blog 10 minutes in the past?
Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (vWMNq)

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:41 PM (n13/j)

466 462 David Hogg is the Chauchat of Meme Wars.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (x1z41)

Kind of weird and shaped all funny?

I wonder if Goebbels ever fired a Chauchat?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:41 PM (vpyVq)

467 Well that but always jamming and misfiring because of all the mud getting stuck in it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (x1z41)

468 More Revolutionary Battles, perhaps less known:

Huck's Defeat
Musgrove's Mill
Waxhaws
Camden
Fishing Creek
Blackstock
Charlotte
Blue Licks (fought in Kentucky after Yorktown, and a bloody defeat for the Americans)

One might also include Nickajack and Fallen Timbers (both in 1794) as the war along the frontier never really ceased between 1775 and 1794.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (bZ7mE)

469 David Hogg is the Chauchat of Meme Wars.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (x1z41)


Anna Puma is the M32 of milhist threads.

https://stoatnet.org/m32.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (y87Qq)

470 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)

471 I never heard him make snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for whom Fort Bragg was named."

Interesting point, because the Federal Officers didn't have much of a problem with Bragg, but you know who hated him and spent the next 40 years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army. Oh, Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories came out of that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:43 PM (V2Yro)

472 132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.
Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)
*************

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Posted by: PFC Klinger. Fake Soldier. Fake Tranny at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (Xr58H)

473 459 Battle of Trenton, Dec 25, 1776.

Official code phrase: "Victory or death."



Aka: America - We Will Kill You In Your Sleep on Christmas

Posted by: pogomip at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (87V/q)

John Batchelor does a great reading of the story on Christmas eve. Incredible heroism is the most trying of times. Washington had to do something right then before his army melted away.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (n13/j)

474 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)


Dang, the Quint hate is a little much.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (sXefu)

475 I thought this thread was about horses
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:39 PM (sXefu)



Horses and legislators. And sometimes, they're the same thing!

Posted by: Incitatus at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (CPfoe)

476 I'm not going to put down your ancestors. I'd like
just a little respect for mine. My dad was a paratrooper, 82nd Airborne,
WWII. North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, the works. I never heard him make
snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for
whom Fort Bragg was named.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (3C9q2)

Hear, hear.One of my great-great-grandfathers was a surgeon in the Iowa Volunteer Infantry. I'd also like to see a little less of that stuff.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (0QYMt)

477 463 I thought this thread was about horses
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:39 PM (sXefu)
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Yeah, me too.

Posted by: Matthew Broderick at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (0jtPF)

478 M32? Makes me wish I had gotten a chance while in the service to fire a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (x1z41)

479 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)


*raises hand*

I do.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (CPfoe)

480 Ravenous and the z rated scenes you create.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (PUmDY)

481 470 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)

I don't know what you mean:

https://tinyurl.com/ycqvb3jt

https://tinyurl.com/y968eu7p

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:46 PM (vpyVq)

482 ONT IS NOOOOOD

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:47 PM (y3aQB)

483 MARKETWIRE

New line of David Hogg inspired "Hello Hoggy" licensed products announced

Based on palette of pink and baby blue

Target market is nine year old girls, and other CNN viewers

Posted by: Miklosian Transaltions, SA de CV at May 25, 2018 09:47 PM (zCyNd)

484 One of the outcomes of the Civil War--which my however-many-greats grandfather Zemri fought in--was that a lot of New England boys who had grown up farming rocks looked across the Mississippi at the largest wheat field God ever made and vowed to go back if they lived. A lot of sodbusters, like Zemri, were Civil War vets.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at May 25, 2018 09:47 PM (Kr0FZ)

485 M32? Makes me wish I had gotten a chance while in the service to fire a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (x1z41)


If you got to fire anything bigger than a Mk 43 then go to the back of the line and wait your turn

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (y87Qq)

486 BTW, rhomboid, if you know anything else about the GG, resources to find out about the camp where my dad was, etc, please let me know. I am also on GAB, I can be PMed there to talk offline.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (nsZWp)

487 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)


What's with memes? Aren't they lame?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (sXefu)

488 Grandfather left the coal mines of West Virginia to serve on the Landing command ship USS Ancon at Operation Torch, Operation Husky (Sicily), Operation Avalanche (Salerno), Normandy and on to the Pacific for Okinawa. Experienced uboats, German bombers, radio glide bombs and kamikazes. Saw the surrender next to the Missouri in Tokyo bay.

I spent 7 years in the Army Reserves as a Armored Cav instructor during the Reagan years. Not a veteran because I was a reservist but I was proud of my service. We were in a quality unit led my a maverick LTC who used to be a LRRP in Vietnam with plenty of decorated Vietnam Vets.

At a sleepy Fort McCoy one evening on training he was known to have borrowed an e-6 uniform and drank in the rocker club with his Nam vet NCOs.

It sad. Out of a high school graduating class of 600 in Northbrook Il probably only a dozen or less served in the military in any form. Not surprisingly the same community is now, 30 years or so later looking to implement its own community AWB.

Posted by: Keith at May 25, 2018 09:50 PM (USf3s)

489 you know who hated him and spent the next 40 years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army. Oh, Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories came out of that.

Yes, I read on some other smart military blog that Bragg was not exactly well liked by his men or fellow officers. On that note, sometimes I wonder why the Army decided to name another of its forts after John Bell Hood. Fort Meade is slightly more understandable. Meade had a hot temper but a sound instinct for the real enemy-- he hated the press almost as much as Sherman did.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (3C9q2)

490 471 I never heard him make snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for whom Fort Bragg was named."



Interesting point, because the Federal Officers didn't have much of a
problem with Bragg, but you know who hated him and spent the next 40
years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army.
Oh, Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories
came out of that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:43 PM (V2Yro)

They went after him during the war too. His subordinate Generals formed a cabal and went to Davis, but Davis liked Bragg and did not replace him until he was basically forced to. Bragg did have people skill issues though.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (n13/j)

491 Let's talk about what makes the United States of America the greatest place anyone has ever been blessed to live in.

We have liberties unlike any other people have ever had. Free speech. The right to keep and bear arms.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:54 PM (kWrQ3)

492 A big a heartfelt "thank you" to those who serve and those who gave everything for me.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (hYcqw)

493 One of the organizational problems that the Confederates had is that the various regiments were loyal to their states, and to their own commanders, but the overall army commanders had no direct way to discipline a sub-commander who didn't see eye to eye, so to speak, with him. This was never a problem with General Lee, because his mystique and gravitas were so great that no one ever dared to disobey him, no matter what the legalities were. But it played hell with General Bragg's command.

P.T. Beauregard of Louisiana particularly despised Bragg. Going into one battle, Bragg, from his general HQ, had instructed Beauregard, who had field command of most of the troops, to launch an all out assault on Federal lines at 7 am during one battle. (may have been Chickamauga, but maybe Stones River) Anyway, 7 came and went, and then 8, and Bragg watching though binoculars from his HQ was greatly alarmed to see nothing happening at all. Bragg sent a rider, a junior officer, to Beauregard to ask him what had gone wrong. The rider found Beauregard and his staff in the middle of a 7 course breakfast on the plantation silver that he had brought with him, along with all his cooks and servants waiting the tables. The rider approached and said "General Beauregard, General Bragg is greatly concerned, and wished to know why the attack which he has ordered has not yet been commenced!"

General Beauregard stood and addressed the junior officer, and he said in his thickest and most patrician Louisiana accent, "You mean to say that the attack has not yet begun? Please return to General Bragg and tell him that I am most distressed at this news, Most distressed!!!" He then dismissed the rider and sat back down to finish the remaining courses of his breakfast.

When the officer returned to Bragg and reported this to him, he later said that at first Bragg was completely quiet, and he then retreated inside his tent, alone, where those outside could hear great swearing and the smashing of chairs and lamps.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (V2Yro)

494 I don't have any ancestors that I know of who were in the Civil War, but I'm always amused by the ribbing that goes on here on both sides. I think it's mostly good-natured. Mostly.

Northerners and Southerners have fought side-by-side in all of our subsequent wars: WWi, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so on.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

495 And some other Memorial Day-related thoughts.
As much as we kid about the "day of the rake" let's also lift a glass to our great Canadian allies, who have been with us in many a battle. In honor of this, let me present to you the Canadian version of "Rose the Riveter" from the WWII era. Like Rosie, she was used to ramp up support for women factory workers during the War. I think the Canucks did a better job than we did on this one:
https://tinyurl.com/yaeczp7d

And for anyone looking for an *excellent* book on the end of the Pacific Theater or WWII, I strongly recommend "Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-1945" by Max Hastings. It is a great piece of work:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307263517

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (hYcqw)

496
I don't have any ancestors that I know of who were in the Civil War, but
I'm always amused by the ribbing that goes on here on both sides. I
think it's mostly good-natured. Mostly.



Northerners and Southerners have fought side-by-side in all of our
subsequent wars: WWi, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so
on.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

That war left a long legacy, with a lot of hard feelings. But the troops themselves developed a grudging respect for each other earned by fire. Another thing I wish populace would learn more about is the efforts to heal those wounds by the troops themselves.
At Gettysburg alone they brought Union and Confederate troops together for reunions every 25 years or so. I think they still did it up the 75th reunion in 1938, with president FDR attending. Some men died during the reunion, these were really old guys, but they wanted to be there.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (n13/j)

497 Let's talk about what makes the United States of America the greatest place anyone has ever been blessed to live in.

We have liberties unlike any other people have ever had. Free speech. The right to keep and bear arms.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:54 PM (kWrQ3)
+++++++++
A founding principle and founding document laid out by great men who also understood their limitations and boundless potential for the perfidy of man. I am grateful to have had such unalloyed brilliance in my cultural history. All that we treasure and that we have achieved was enabled by their vision, defended at enormous cost by our armed forces and sustained so far (as trying as times have been for the last generation or so) by a population that understands what it means to be American. I am grateful to have been born here.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:06 PM (hYcqw)

498 My most famous direct ancestor was Col. Hobart of the 21st Wisconsin, captured at Chickamauga when his regiment (about 400 men) was surrounded on all 4 sides - the rest of the line collapsed and retreated, his unit held firm but then was enveloped by Longstreet's Brigade. He spent a year in Libby prison in Richmond (where officers were held) and then was one of the leaders of one of the first great recorded breakouts from a POW camp. About half of the 100 escapees made it back to union lines, including him. He then was reinstated back into action, and was given a spot as one of Sherman's HQ staff officers during the infamous March through Georgia. So I guess in southern eyes, that's about as lowdown as you can get.

And still I married a southern gal from Louisiana, and now I'm loyal to Texas - so the wheel turns. Btw, she did have some confederate ancestors who involved in the western battles, fought at Pea Ridge in Arkansas and in the Red River campaign. (which the Feds screwed up completely)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (V2Yro)

499 ONT up

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (brIR5)

500 you know who hated him and spent the next 40
years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army. Oh,
Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories came
out of that.



Yes, I read on some other smart military blog that Bragg was not
exactly well liked by his men or fellow officers. On that note,
sometimes I wonder why the Army decided to name another of its forts
after John Bell Hood. Fort Meade is slightly more understandable. Meade
had a hot temper but a sound instinct for the real enemy-- he hated the
press almost as much as Sherman did.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (3C9q2)
And they got back at Meade by basically giving all credit to Grant and not writing a thing about Meade once Grant came East. Of course Grant deserved top billing, but historians are pretty clear the press had it in for Meade as he did for them.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (n13/j)

501 Wifes great uncle was thought to have been lost over the English channel in a Thunderbolt WW2, They found his body last year buried in France and ID it with DNA, he is home now.

She also lost a cousin in Vietnam.

My side if the family served but we always seemed to make it home or miss the wars by a year or so.

Posted by: Garbone at May 25, 2018 10:33 PM (9dH/8)

502 Got a couple of great,great uncles--think that's how it goes--dead of yellow fever in Cuba.
Missed Korea. Got Purple Hearts WW I and WW II. Brother killed in SEA so I didn't deploy.
Father and three uncles had been in combat here and there, and another not, but were all figuring they'd have to invade Japan for the last act.
I grew up in one of those subdivisions they were slapping up in the Fifties outside big cities. Homes for young guys with families just starting. Meant that practically every adult male on the block was a veteran of WW II. It was like growing up in a giant VFW encampment.
Wouldn't have been much call for those houses without the atomic bomb.

Here's to us.
Who's like us?
Damn' few.
And they're all dead.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (bcw4+)

503 Our family has a history of service dating back to the Revolutionary War.
We cover all branches, and the service ranges from one and done to a career.
One segment or another has managed to have skin in just about every conflict that has happened right up to the present.
My war was Vietnam and I'd prefer not to have to engage in another one.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (S/hVx)

The FBI Claimed it Redacted the Embarrassing Fact of Andrew McCabe Spending $70,000 of Taxpayer Money on a Conference Table Due to "National Security" Concerns

Obviously, we must believe everything the Deep State tells us.

They went to college and carry guns. Ergo, all college-proud Republicans are duty-bound to believe everything they say. (Oh, and also: Tribalism is bad when you do it.)

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for lying under oath, spent $70,000 in taxpayer dollars on a conference table. The FBI also redacted the conference table’s steep price tag from documents that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested, in an apparent attempt to hide it from Congress.

In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed that the FBI had redacted the cost of the table from a document he and his fellow members of the committee requested to see. Grassley said many of the redactions within the documents made no sense, nor were they made to protect national security secrets.


"Congress, and the public, have a right to know how the Department spends taxpayer money," Grassley wrote. "I am unaware of any legitimate basis on which the cost of a conference table should be redacted. Embarrassment is not a good enough reason. The manner in which some redactions have been used casts doubt on whether the remaining redactions are necessary and defensible."

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:53 PM




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1 1st?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 05:46 PM (7C3D2)

2 Wow. And I read the content.

I'll summon The Others.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 05:46 PM (7C3D2)

3 John Podhoretz just tweeted his disgust at any attacks on the FBI, for he has conceived a great affection and sense of personal gratitude.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 25, 2018 05:47 PM (QEXYi)

4 th?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2018 05:47 PM (HbNSs)

5 The Others have been summoned.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 05:47 PM (7C3D2)

6 Look.
In the heat of the moment things were said that we both wish we could un-say.
Things were done that we both wishe weren't.

I redacted things.

You redacted things.

Really. It's all water under the bridge as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Andrew McCabe at May 25, 2018 05:48 PM (axuXF)

7 casts doubt on whether the remaining redactions are necessary and defensible............you don't say...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2018 05:48 PM (5tSKk)

8 and i read the content too...

WOOT!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2018 05:48 PM (HbNSs)

9 Wait to you see how much we spent on x-ray glasses and T-Shirts.

Posted by: Female Body Inspectors at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (gmo/4)

10 it's almost as if there was a pattern, and a culture, of dishonesty at the FBI and DOJ...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (HbNSs)

11 70k for a table. I hate DC.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (9acFt)

12 Ace, the last few days you've really given us our money's worth. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Posted by: matty at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (az6F0)

13 Move friggin' DC to Kansas and put them all in mobile classrooms. They can use the same desks and chairs the Army uses.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (neVEe)

14 Look closer at the table...how come it has a volume dial, switches, and plugs into a socket?

Posted by: Orson at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (gYUPt)

15 Wow, remember the days when the left wing media celebrated the Golden Fleece awards and excoriated the pentagon for paying $900.00 for a hammer or a toilet seat or something.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (nWc4E)

16 Yes, this redaction was self-serving. We admit that. We were embarrassed and took the easy route out. Sorry.

Having said that I hope you can understand everything else we did was truly motivated by national security. And because we hate the President.

Mostly the latter.

And, no!, w won't tell you who does the redacting around here. National security.

Posted by: Rod Rosensteins Secret Redactionist at May 25, 2018 05:50 PM (QEXYi)

17 >>70k for a table.


For that kind of money it better come pre wired with a rape button.

Posted by: Matt Lauer at May 25, 2018 05:50 PM (axuXF)

18 Maybe McCabe is just a Buffalo Bills fan and needed a self igniting table to jump through?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 05:50 PM (ClI4f)

19 Heh.....TGE came in and flipped over that $70K table and then beat them to death with a folding metal chair, in homage of his WWF days.
Metaphorically, of course.
Seriously - $70k for a table? Damned thing made of solid rosewood and bog oak, with a sealskin blottter, or what?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 05:50 PM (fA1SL)

20 DC needs to be redacted.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:50 PM (9acFt)

21 The FBI Claimed it Redacted the Embarrassing Fact of Andrew McCabe Spending $70,000 of Taxpayer Money on a Conference Table Due to "National Security" Concerns
Posted by: Ace of Spades

But is she seaworthy?

Posted by: Adm. Bill Kristoll at May 25, 2018 05:50 PM (f3MDZ)

22 When I worked for lassen college I wondered aloud what happened to the beautiful cherry wood conference table that was in the President's office and nobody ever had an answer for that. Government officials are just plain corrupt. Remember Clinton's stealing the White House furniture on their way out? Same thing here. Check out what this asshat has stolen during his "career". It's not just the
table that is the problem with guys like him.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 05:50 PM (9nW2T)

23 A real man would have got an Ikea coffee table, massage recliner, and a fully plumbed bar stocked with some kickass booze for 15,000 and saved the taxpayer 55,000.
Guy is sooooo soylent.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (e1mEI)

24 Yeah, Ace.

Nice Job.

Go ahead and take Monday off, too.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (axuXF)

25 How much did Ben Carson's wife spend on a table that the dems/media freaked out about?


I don't think it was $70,000

Posted by: girldog at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (g5YYQ)

26 I can't think of a single thing you could do with a $70,000 table that couldn't be done better with the equivalent 55,493 cans of Bumblebee brand canned tuna, adjusted for 6% sales tax.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (y87Qq)

27 The conference table should be sold and the difference in price deducted from McCabe's retirement funds.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (mpXpK)

28 How come carriage returns don't make it into the posted comments anymore?? My comment lines are all strung together.
Has pixy been doing some peyote while working on the comment code?
Hahaha.. yeah.. that is hilarious.. pixy actually working on this spaghetti code 1990's style mess of crap..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (5tSKk)

29 Lock these impudent pricks up!

Posted by: Fritz at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (J7XgW)

30 Look it was really $10k for the table. The other $60k was for my teenage Swedish masseuse.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (QEXYi)

31 Heh, guess no one at the EFF BEE LIE has read "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".

Posted by: tbodie at May 25, 2018 05:52 PM (+q52R)

32 The conference table should be sold and the difference in price deducted from McCabe's retirement funds.


Posted by: Vic
.........That he now has to wait 20 years to collect! wooohoo!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2018 05:52 PM (5tSKk)

33 and yet there are still those who would let them keep their thumbs.

Posted by: x at May 25, 2018 05:52 PM (nFwvY)

34 Did any Dimbo congressman actually hire this hack so he could play out the string and get his retirement bennies like they said they were gonna?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 05:52 PM (O5Q3r)

35 $70,000? That's crumbs.

Posted by: Nancy with the laughable face at May 25, 2018 05:53 PM (RbV5J)

36 i am having trouble putting on my shocked face. just the tip of the iceburg. imagine the coin mueller has fucked away on his fuckery.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 25, 2018 05:53 PM (KP5rU)

37 If we hadn't splurged we would have been forced to buy an eeevil RUSSIAN table.

Posted by: Andy McCabe at May 25, 2018 05:53 PM (7PQBV)

38 If these ####### think that they can treat us like ####, they can go #### themselves. I can't believe that some FBI ######### can justify ######## activity in the name of ######## ########. I also can't believe that #### ######## recused himself and let ########## determine what the ### will or will not do with respect to ########. Are we ######### or ######? It's time to get our #### and march on ##########. The ### of the ####. Do it!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 25, 2018 05:53 PM (9BLnV)

39 Do you remember how, just a couple of weeks ago, reports were out that Scott Pruitt spend $38,000 on a secure phone communications link that couldn't be tapped? And how horrible, horrible it was to waste SO much money! (on security!)

But watch for Crickets chirping on the news that McCabe bought a $70K table for his office.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 05:53 PM (k1TUh)

40
Brazilian rosewood. Ask me how many pygmies died cutting down the tree!

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 05:54 PM (gmo/4)

41 WTF does a $70,000 table even look like?

I searched and all I could come up with was a ping-pong table that looked like a stealth aircraft carrier, and an orthopedic surgery table which looked like an S&M accessory.

https://www.meditek.ca/much-orthopedic-surgery-table-cost-overview-fracture-trauma-tables/

Posted by: thatch at May 25, 2018 05:54 PM (+p2i/)

42 Weren't the media super concerned about Ben Carson's furniture expenses not too long ago?

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 05:54 PM (ANIFC)

43 Henry VIII had his faults. We all have to grant that. But he managed punishments for bureaucratic excess quite well.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 25, 2018 05:54 PM (QEXYi)

44 >>>(Oh, and also: Tribalism is bad when you do it.)

Speak for yourself, crossdressing ewok. Tribadism ain't bad when I do it.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 25, 2018 05:54 PM (/qEW2)

45 In Trump's America, conference tables you.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 05:54 PM (fA1SL)

46 But watch for Crickets chirping on the news that McCabe bought a $70K table for his office.

Not mentioned at all on the MSM...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 25, 2018 05:54 PM (O2RFr)

47 You realize they could have pushed a bunch of folding tables together to seat however many they desired but nothing bespokes power than a $70000 table. They aren't their to serve. They're there to rule.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 05:55 PM (9nW2T)

48 It's not YOUR money, proles.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:55 PM (oVJmc)

49 Come on, Ace, it was the Cone Of Silence table that's why it was so expensive and classified as Confidential!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 05:55 PM (Evws/)

50 The table was probably made out of all the exotic wood that the feds seized from Gibson.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at May 25, 2018 05:55 PM (9LIpg)

51 Another smear against the brave men and women of the FBI! We should be grateful for their....HEY, ARE THOSE DOUGHNUTS!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at May 25, 2018 05:55 PM (O5Q3r)

52 The table was made out of 100% pure Columbian cocaine.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:56 PM (9acFt)

53 Kim Strassel write that the table was probably lacquered in unicorn tears.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 25, 2018 05:56 PM (QEXYi)

54 Next thing you know, he'll be springing for $100K shelves.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 25, 2018 05:56 PM (Tyii7)

55 If I had 70k to spend on a table, I'd spend $50 on a table over at Goodwill, $25 for a chair at the Red Cross Secret Seconds Store and $69,925 on a couple of hot chicks to bend over it.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:56 PM (axuXF)

56 Is McCabes service issued gun and badge engraved, set with diamonds, and gold plated?

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 05:57 PM (9nW2T)

57 $70,000? That's crumbs.
Posted by: Nancy with the laughable face at May 25, 2018 05:53 PM (RbV5J)

Well, it was just an IKEA desk. But, if the government pays $500 for a hammer, its really nothing to get your panties in a wad about. -Rod Rosenpecker.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 25, 2018 05:57 PM (9BLnV)

58 I find it odd that he himself bought a table or any office equipment for that matter. In any big organization, they have a department that is in charge of buying furniture, computers, etc.

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 05:57 PM (ANIFC)

59 Another smear against the brave men and women of the FBI! We should be grateful for their....HEY, ARE THOSE DOUGHNUTS!
Posted by: Bill Kristol

Donuts are on the Fiesta Deck and are restocked every hour, on the hour.
AHOY!

Posted by: Lt. Podhoretz at May 25, 2018 05:57 PM (f3MDZ)

60 A good solid table can save your life.

Posted by: A. Hitler at May 25, 2018 05:58 PM (CPfoe)

61 $70,000? That's crumbs.
That's my...my....my...my...my liquor budget for the month!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at May 25, 2018 05:58 PM (O5Q3r)

62 Scene: in a dimly-lit industrial building, McCabe finds himself shackled to a steel-framed chair. Before him stands TGE, holding a handsaw.
'Andy, the taxpayers are not gonna eat the cost of this yuuge, luxurious conference table - you are. The table, that is.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 05:58 PM (fA1SL)

63 Imperious assholes.

Posted by: navybrat, the trill is gone at May 25, 2018 05:58 PM (w7KSn)

64
When I worked for lassen college I wondered aloud what happened to the
beautiful cherry wood conference table that was in the President's
office and nobody ever had an answer for that. Government officials are
just plain corrupt. Remember Clinton's stealing the White House
furniture on their way out? Same thing here. Check out what this asshat
has stolen during his "career". It's not just the

table that is the problem with guys like him.

Posted by: torabora.............


When I was at the U if Ill, I was in charge of the department's inventory.. what a tedious stupid job this was..
But.. when stuff rolled off of inventory because of its purchased price - example: a Leitz microscope bought in 1935 for $24 no longer had to be counted.
Well.. those items seemed to disappear..
It takes a really nice place on a credenza in someone's office these days.. at least I imagine it does!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2018 05:58 PM (5tSKk)

65 Spend 70k on a conference desk and you are gonna have to spend at least $2k on coasters.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (axuXF)

66 Who did McCabe fuck on that $70000 table?

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (9nW2T)

67
Is this being reported *anywhere* except The Federalist?


I have a feeling it's going to be limited to conservative media, which is infuriating.

Posted by: girldog at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (g5YYQ)

68 55 If I had 70k to spend on a table, I'd spend $50 on a table over at Goodwill, $25 for a chair at the Red Cross Secret Seconds Store and $69,925 on a couple of hot chicks to bend over it.
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:56 PM (axuXF)

You could sign 2 hot college girls to a year long contract for 35k to serve you.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (9acFt)

69 Pffft. When Hillary was First Lady, she'd go through about $40,000 in lamps each week.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (CPfoe)

70 Remember Clinton's stealing the White House furniture on their way out?

Not to mention their pillaging of Air Force One.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 25, 2018 06:00 PM (Tyii7)

71 Who did McCabe fuck on that $70000 table?
Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (9nW2T)

You and me.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 25, 2018 06:00 PM (9BLnV)

72 We're cops, economy is for little people.

Posted by: Andrew 'Bryant' McCabe at May 25, 2018 06:00 PM (e1mEI)

73 Who did McCabe fuck on that $70000 table?

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (9nW2T)



All of us taxpayers.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 25, 2018 06:00 PM (pAx+1)

74 $70,000? That's crumbs.
That's my...my....my...my...my BOTOX budget for the month!
Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at May 25, 2018 05:58 PM (O5Q3r)
=====
Fixed It for Ya

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 06:00 PM (y3aQB)

75 Who did McCabe fuck on that $70000 table?

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (9nW2T)

We the people.

Posted by: Chase at May 25, 2018 06:01 PM (RbV5J)

76 You could sign 2 hot college girls to a year long contract for 35k to serve you.
Posted by: Monk

35K each or do they come in a matched set?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 06:01 PM (f3MDZ)

77 Remember Clinton's stealing the White House furniture on their way out?

Not to mention their pillaging of Air Force One.
Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 25, 2018 06:00 PM (Tyii7)


Yeah. America's fucking Royalty.

Shitbaggin' grifters.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:01 PM (CPfoe)

78 A good solid table can save cost you your life.
-Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 06:01 PM (gmo/4)

79 But . . . but . . . but if the people knew we spent $70,000 on a conference table . . . they wouldn't trust us as much . . . and . . . and if they don't trust us as much, they won't cooperate when we investigate bad guys . . . and . . . and that affects national security!
So therefore national security demands that we keep this from the public. For the good of the people.

Posted by: The FBI at May 25, 2018 06:01 PM (G+VT+)

80 >>You could sign 2 hot college girls to a year long contract for 35k to serve you.


And pay $75 out of pocket!?


That actually sounds like a good deal...

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (axuXF)

81 Wow, remember the days when the left wing media celebrated the Golden Fleece awards and excoriated the pentagon for paying $900.00 for a hammer or a toilet seat or something.

I remember when Sixty Minutes did a segment on federal agency budgets where they rented storage space to fill with furniture they bought but had nowhere to put it. The agencies made sure they spent every cent of their budget so they could justify and increase the following year.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (rdl6o)

82 A good solid table can cost you your life.


-Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg


Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (gmo/4)

83 68 55 If I had 70k to spend on a table, I'd spend $50 on a table over at Goodwill, $25 for a chair at the Red Cross Secret Seconds Store and $69,925 on a couple of hot chicks to bend over it.
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:56 PM (axuXF)

You could sign 2 hot college girls to a year long contract for 35k to serve you.
Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:59 PM (9acFt)

Or 5 Tijuana Hookers...

Because doing the jobs Americans won't do!

Posted by: Obi Don Quixote at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (NgKpN)

84 For that much money the damn table better be made out of sex organs and alcohol.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (BfOXk)

85 The FBI deserves a nice conference table, only unemployed meth addicts from ghastly and disgusting middle America would object to the cost!

Posted by: Kevin Williamson tatter headed fuck at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (yhf6w)

86 I'll bet poker night felt yuuuge, classy and luxurious.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (CPfoe)

87 Chi town Jerry...they didn't bother with inventory that actually meant anything. . it's California tax money. If they couldn't find something on the list the next list simply didn't reflect its existence.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (9nW2T)

88 If that son of a bitch ruins the browline glasses look for everyone, fuckin' Words Will Be Had, tell you what.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (y87Qq)

89 >>Check out what this asshat has stolen during his "career". It's not just the table that is the problem with guys like him.



Yeah, my thoughts exactly.

My other reaction to this was graft. Why on earth would a conference table cost $70K - does it have IT stuff embedded (screens, mics, etc.)?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (W+vEI)

90 How much did the Paris Peace Talks table cost?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (IqV8l)

91 Hey, I needed a table that was sturdy enough to hold the combined weight of Bill Kristol, John Kasich, and John Podhoretz while they danced the full monty for us. Whaddya expect?

Posted by: Andy McCabe at May 25, 2018 06:03 PM (EzdLW)

92 Good thing I missed the Eye-raq thread. Host and horde at their worst, in most cases. But all would be forgiven if people at least advocated a military posture and set of policies logically consistent and morally defensible in terms of their cartoonish take on recent history.


But on-topic, heard Rep. Meadows on the radio coming back from hockey (he actually got in a few words, Hannity was a bit lax). He claims things are coming to a head on the DOJ refusal to share requested info or docs. He also said the next step is contempt resolutions, and then impeachments.


FFS, this would be exactly like DOJ's lame attempt to collar "sanctuary" jurisdictions with the pin-prick of withholding law enforcement grants (which of course turned out not even to be easily applied, good homework there, DOJ) - it merely advertises weakness.


Hmmm, spring-time, back in a place called the US this would be about the time the Commerce/State/Justice appropriations bill would be getting marked up and voted on in committee.


$$$$$$$$$ - do you speak it, muthascratcha? Meadows and company have little excuse to not know that contempt resolutions, and even impeachments, are rightly regarded as lame kabuki.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 06:03 PM (QDnY+)

93 McCabe wanted a desk/table like ol' Matt Lauer's, IYKWIM. See that's why it cost 70 G's.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 25, 2018 06:03 PM (R5lpX)

94 Do

I

have

carriage

returns

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 25, 2018 06:03 PM (di1hb)

95 Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:56 PM (axuXF)

You seem to be quite obsessed with hot young chicks bending over tables. Love life not well at the moment?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:03 PM (vw6r3)

96 Well, now Lisa Page can add "banged on a $70,000 table" to her resume.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (XKZwp)

97 Ahoy, sailors!

Giving our hardworking law enforcement officers good quality equipment is the mark of a civilized government.

Now meet me on the Lido Deck in an hour for a fascinating ice carving demonstration!

Posted by: Rear Adm. Bill Kristol at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (CPfoe)

98 Sheesh! The table only cost a couple grand. It was the "I'm with her" hand carved, gold leafed logo and the blood of real orphans glaze that jacked up the price.

Posted by: Andrew McCabe at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (pzRC2)

99 Must be SOME table.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (LiyEm)

100
The conference table was only 500 bucks but it took 3 government contractors 9 months to assemble it

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (10vO4)

101 follow the money. which spawn of which congressional shitheel sold it to him?

Posted by: x at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (nFwvY)

102 >>You seem to be quite obsessed with hot young chicks bending over tables. Love life not well at the moment?



It's dead Jim.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (axuXF)

103 McCabe wanted a desk/table like ol' Matt Lauer's, IYKWIM. See that's why it cost 70 G's.

It's always the third-party aftermarket that costs the bigly bucks.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (rdl6o)

104 My other reaction to this was graft. Why on earth would a conference table cost $70K - does it have IT stuff embedded (screens, mics, etc.)?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (W+vEI)

Maybe it has the Cone of Silence.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 25, 2018 06:05 PM (xPJvm)

105 Since that table was made in France even TALKING about this could be a Logan violation. Watch your ass.

Posted by: Sally Yates (Justice grrrrl) at May 25, 2018 06:05 PM (IFmCm)

106 A good solid table can save cost you your life.
-Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
We never knew when we would've had to flip it over and use it for cover if we were attacked by ISIS! Or Al Queda!

Posted by: Andrew McCabe: Ex G-Man at May 25, 2018 06:05 PM (O5Q3r)

107 Must be SOME table.
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (LiyEm)


Oh, its a NICE table.

Posted by: Crazy Hakkim's Table and Ottoman Empire at May 25, 2018 06:05 PM (CPfoe)

108 only a pimp from a cheap d.c. whorehouse would have a $70,000 table.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 25, 2018 06:05 PM (KP5rU)

109 I remember when most crooked federal parasites spent the tax payer's ill gotten loot on whores and blow.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2018 06:06 PM (EoRCO)

110 The manner in which some redactions have been used casts doubt on whether the remaining redactions are necessary and defensible.


Yes, Chuck, now that you've figured that out take a step back and understand that this is the way they ran the whole deal.

Also understand that we the people are as fed up with the whole deal as you are that stupid damn table.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 06:06 PM (lDIk/)

111 66 Who did McCabe fuck on that $70000 table?

Posted by: torabora


Us. I didn't even get a reach around.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 25, 2018 06:06 PM (0ogQG)

112 My other reaction to this was graft. Why on earth would a conference table cost $70K - does it have IT stuff embedded (screens, mics, etc.)?
Posted by: Lizzy at May



that is not a lot for a conference table. when you are getting something nice for some place where you entertain your big clients that is not even average.

not that the fbi should need something like that.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:07 PM (MTjB1)

113 How stupid can these ruling class turds actually be?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:07 PM (CPfoe)

114 In other related news, Trump signs executive order making it easier to fire poor performing government workers.

Sad trombone woody.

Posted by: Marcus t at May 25, 2018 06:07 PM (SeyTv)

115 Bought it for $70,000 from Crazy Eddie. His prices are INSANE!

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 06:07 PM (gmo/4)

116
A $70k table better have an auto-jack feature. And a beer tap. And a button for to open up the laser shark pit.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 06:07 PM (r+sAi)

117 Either the redactions go or the people making the redactions go. One or the other.

And way to go a**hole*. You're destroying the country by pulling this stuff. A once great and (presumably) necessary institution is going to force the public to shut it down. Now it's appearing that it's more dangerous to keep it around. The security/liberty pendulum must swing back to the right.

Contempt is the gentlest emotion I have for FBI/IC management right now.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 25, 2018 06:07 PM (H8S+R)

118
How stupid can these ruling class turds actually be?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


They are the rulers and we are the ruled.
Who's stupid?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM (IqV8l)

119 Maybe it has the Cone of Silence.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 25, 2018 06:05 PM (xPJvm)

Whenever I hear "Cone of Silence" what I automatically think of the "Cone of Shame" worn by animals after surgery so they don't pull out their stitches. It makes me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM (vw6r3)

120 You know how much my conference room table cost?

Posted by: Dr. Evil at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM (CPfoe)

121 Has anyone come out with an explanation of why the FBI needed a $70K conference table. I know it was necessary to conceal the price for national security reasons, but how about the purpose of the table. Was it a nice table? Did it swaddle the agents in its warm embrace as they sat around it and came up with their so-inventive ways to protect us all?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM (pvjTE)

122 Wonder how much Comey needlessly spent?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM (vw6r3)

123 I saw a table in a shop that had a price tag of about $12,000.

However, it was a single large piece of beautiful, polished, petrified wood.

If I had money to waste, I would have bought it.

Alas, I do not have money to waste.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM (8iiMU)

124 McCabe was originally pegged to be on Most Expensivest instead of 2 Chainz and Action Bronson. Action Andy has a nice ring to it.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:09 PM (rdl6o)

125 They are the rulers and we are the ruled.
Who's stupid?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM (IqV8l)


For now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:09 PM (CPfoe)

126 122. * raises hand *
Every. Single. Cent he was ever paid.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 06:09 PM (fA1SL)

127 So let me ask the obvious...how much were the chairs?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 06:09 PM (neVEe)

128 And I continue to see not a bit of evidence that Wray or Sessions (or Trump) realize that the FBI, and to a lesser extent DOJ, are towering infernos of public distrust. Zero stewardship going on.


Two of the most important institutions in the country, and they're in free fall with the public they are supposed to serve.


And their response is to continue with their ludicrous bad faith behavior - even as it is revealed over and over and over again (like the "OMG national security!!!! eleventy!!!" spaz-out on the Nunes memo ...... followed by ..... the revelation only of how likely unlawful and outrageous the FISA process was in the case under consideration).



Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 06:09 PM (QDnY+)

129 The national security angle here is that if the Russians knew we were stupid enough to allow G-men to have $70k tables, they would invade immediately.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (CPfoe)

130 Well you know that respect for the institution of the FIB, is so important to our dem(ocrat)ocracy, that the right wingers would pounce on how much the FIB-ers paid for a conference table (and Strozk's VIP trip to London), and invite dishonor on the FIB this jeopardizing the Rule of Law (enforcement).

So you see, to keep the right from pouncing and trying to shame the FIB, is vital to our national security.

Posted by: Axeman at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (JhE5a)

131 Is that really all Grassley has the power to do - continually write strongly worded letters to these asshats?

Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (EzdLW)

132 I bought my own private ball washer.

Posted by: Lewis Black at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (gmo/4)

133 70k would buy a coupla guillotines.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (5iPef)

134 That table costs 5k more than my special ordered "hot dogs" to the White House for a weekend.

Posted by: It's Barry! at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (9acFt)

135 But what about that science denying bastard Scott Pruitt?! Or or that Uncle Tom Ben Carson?!!?!?!?
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: thathalfrican - OG LoG - Broke Minds Think Alike at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (IYHxL)

136 28 How come carriage returns don't make it into the posted comments anymore?? My comment lines are all strung together.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (5tSKk)

++++

Neener.

Neener.

Neener.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 25, 2018 06:11 PM (pvjTE)

137 Is that really all Grassley has the power to do - continually write strongly worded letters to these asshats?
Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:10 PM (EzdLW)



To be fair, Trey Gowdy has a list of very pointed questions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:11 PM (CPfoe)

138 127
So let me ask the obvious...how much were the chairs?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 06:09 PM (neVEe)

Because chairs are extra, you know.
Like floor mats for the car.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 06:11 PM (8iiMU)

139

Trump should have McCabe waterboarded on the table

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:12 PM (10vO4)

140 But for the fine Corinthian leathered chairs in the strategy room, we never would have won Gulf War I. They held many a secret.

Posted by: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at May 25, 2018 06:12 PM (H8S+R)

141 Criminy, that is what I have paid in FedTax in the past 8 years.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 25, 2018 06:12 PM (e1mEI)

142 All carriage sales are FINAL

Posted by: Crazy Hakkim's Table and Ottoman Empire at May 25, 2018 06:12 PM (CPfoe)

143 Oversight is now the new bitch seat.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:12 PM (rdl6o)

144 If you remove the tag from underneath that table, you are violating federal law.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (8iiMU)

145 McCabe played the STEAL card so STEAL his thumb or he won't stop

Posted by: x at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (nFwvY)

146 The base price of the table was reasonable but they just HAD to get the undercoating.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (CPfoe)

147 The table was used FBI HQ Wednesday Night Arm Wrestling

Posted by: Comey 3:16 at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (Ln5Lb)

148 Sorry, if previously mentioned, but per Page's texts (from which this info was gleaned), McCabe wanted ANOTHER table bc this one didn't fit his office.

Posted by: Ever at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (OLS0m)

149 6 Look.
In the heat of the moment things were said that we both wish we could un-say.
Things were done that we both wishe weren't.

I redacted things.

You redacted things.

Really. It's all water under the bridge as far as I am concerned.
Posted by: Andrew McCabe at May 25, 2018 05:48 PM (axuXF)

I got yer 6, brother!

Posted by: Morgan Freeman at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (DIosY)

150 How the hell does a conference table even cost 70 grand in the first place?

Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (EzdLW)

151 How much did Ben Carson's wife spend on a table that the dems/media freaked out about?


I don't think it was $70,000
Posted by: girldog at May 25, 2018 05:51 PM (g5YYQ)


If she was spending Ben Carson's money, why should I care? Now, if she's like Mrs. Cop, she just happened to have forgotten her purse while shopping, so Ben had to buy it because it was on sale: "Look at all the money I saved!"

Now, spending $70K on the tax payers' dime is a different matter.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (5Yee7)

152
The table is a pittance in terms of the damage the deep state is doing to the country, but it is a pretty big indicator of their absolute arrogance.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (r+sAi)

153 Maybe it has the Cone of Silence.
------
WHAT?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (Evws/)

154 The Federal Bureau of Overpriced Furniture

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (CPfoe)

155 This table would have paid for three months of the Ace of Spades Pornhub account. Easy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (NVmJr)

156 @Chi-Town Jerry

Just a guess, but you are running Firefox (or a derivative like Pale Moon) and you allow Javascript at the HQ.

You can fix your problem by one of the following:
- change browsers
- block javascript at this site
- Strip out formatting using something like notepad and paste that in

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (pvjTE)

157 145. I gotta say - the more I learn, the more I see the appeal of thumb-collecting.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (fA1SL)

158 Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 25, 2018 06:12 PM (e1mEI)

Well you should feel good. You did your civic duty to make sure that table was purchased.
*salutes*

Posted by: thathalfrican - OG LoG - Broke Minds Think Alike at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (IYHxL)

159 How the hell does a conference table even cost 70 grand in the first place?
Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (EzdLW)



"We're from the federal government and we're here to buy a nice table."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:15 PM (CPfoe)

160 How the hell does a conference table even cost 70 grand in the first place?

It's made from illegal rain forest tree wood. Ask Gibson how that works.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:15 PM (rdl6o)

161 Hands: "Is that really all Grassley has the power to do - continually write strongly worded letters to these asshats?"

If he wants action, he can help the House and start slashing budgets and salaries. Force the transfer of more responsibility to the furniture which has more integrity and sensibility.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 25, 2018 06:15 PM (H8S+R)

162 Wonder how much Comey needlessly spent?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM



Since it's Comey, I suppose all of it was needless.

Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:16 PM (EzdLW)

163 Criminy, that is what I have paid in FedTax in the past 8 years.

Well, uhhhh, thank you?

Posted by: Andrew McCabe at May 25, 2018 06:16 PM (NVmJr)

164 The Federal Bureau of Overpriced Furniture
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:14 PM (CPfoe)


There's one of those out past the Grand Ledge exit on 96. They've been "going out of business" for like 25 years.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 06:16 PM (y87Qq)

165 Can the Government just make me the top official at some agency?. I have had the same antique wooden dining room table my parents got in the 1960's. I've also had the same kitchen table for about 30 years. Neither cost $70,000 dollars

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:17 PM (vw6r3)

166 It's not all bad news. We got the cigars, wet bar, and stripper pole on sale, so there's that.

Posted by: Andrew McCabe at May 25, 2018 06:17 PM (pzRC2)

167 70k for a conference table..wow..wonder what kind of bells and whistles it comes with?

Posted by: IC at May 25, 2018 06:17 PM (PEJUg)

168 Can the Government just make me the top official at some agency?. I have had the same antique wooden dining room table my parents got in the 1960's. I've also had the same kitchen table for about 30 years. Neither cost $70,000 dollars
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:17 PM

Pretty much the same here. Plus our kitchen needs to be remodeled. I am only asking for $40,000!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 06:18 PM (3c1uO)

169 I've also had the same kitchen table for about 30 years.

You bought a kitchen table when you were negative one?

Posted by: eleven at May 25, 2018 06:18 PM (+lOpA)

170 70k$, piffle, how many villagers died carving it?

Posted by: Mallory Archer at May 25, 2018 06:18 PM (FhXTo)

171
Just think how much Mueller is wasting right now. I bet he got himself some pretty furniture too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 06:18 PM (r+sAi)

172 Wonder how much Comey needlessly spent?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM
=====

Since it's Comey, I suppose all of it was needless.
=========

Comey described his as an alter

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 06:18 PM (NVmJr)

173 Trump should have McCabe waterboarded on the table
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May




maybe there is enough wood there for a scaffolding.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:19 PM (MTjB1)

174 Must be one of them smart tables.

Posted by: Chicken Human Hybrid at May 25, 2018 06:19 PM (UdKB7)

175 Rich Evans from RLM asked if they couldn't just use a folding chable....

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 06:19 PM (LiyEm)

176 But it was a Beautiful and Bountious TABLEAU and the meetings around it were SUPERB....money well,spent. note punctuation Horde @ corgis.

Posted by: saf at May 25, 2018 06:19 PM (5IHGB)

177 Scrunt of the day
As weve been saying all along, under Greg Abbotts failed leadership, property taxes are unpredictable and burdensome for Texans everywhere, including Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Sheriff Valdez has an agreement with the counties to payoff 2017 property taxes and plans to do so entirely in the coming months.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:19 PM (JFO2v)

178 Honey, you know that new gun I bought. Well I didn't want to tell you the cost of it, due to concerns for national security.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 06:19 PM (3c1uO)

179 This is Page's text about the table: No way to change the room. The table alone was 70k. (You can't repeat that.) No, instead it means we now have to get a small conference table for his actual office, so that he can actually have a meeting that is intimate.

Posted by: Ever at May 25, 2018 06:20 PM (OLS0m)

180 McCabe's net worth is $11 million dollars. He's got expensive tastes.

Posted by: James Comey at May 25, 2018 06:21 PM (pzRC2)

181 Why is this so difficult to understand? Whomever was responsible for putting the redaction on the $70,000 table gets canned in a very visible and heartless manner. The message is then sent to the other cute ones in the employ of the FBI so that they know that it won't be tolerated.

Instead, no repercussions sends a very different message. An incorrect and unacceptable one.

Posted by: Orson at May 25, 2018 06:21 PM (gYUPt)

182 Remember when leftists questioned the government? They are just like NeverTrumper cucks.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 25, 2018 06:21 PM (Y9uH4)

183 The Feds knew they were getting a good deal because every time there is an inflatable gorilla balloon in front of a furniture store, you know the prices are good!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 06:22 PM (neVEe)

184 Whenever I hear "Cone of Silence" what I automatically think of the "Cone of Shame" worn by animals after surgery so they don't pull out their stitches. It makes me laugh.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:08 PM

I do not like the Cone of Shame.

Posted by: Dug at May 25, 2018 06:22 PM (7C3D2)

185
Good thing I missed the Eye-raq thread. Host and horde at their worst, in most cases.


check Marcus T

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 06:22 PM (FhXTo)

186 This is Page's text about the table: No way to change the room. The table alone was 70k. (You can't repeat that.) No, instead it means we now have to get a small conference table for his actual office, so that he can actually have a meeting that is intimate.


Just how hard would it have been for Page to whip out a measuring tape and MEASURE HIS FUCKING OFFICE before he ordered a $70k table?

Dumb question when the tax money flows like water, I guess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:22 PM (CPfoe)

187 You bought a kitchen table when you were negative one?Posted by: eleven at May 25, 2018 06:18 PM (+lOpA)

LOL. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 06:23 PM (vw6r3)

188 The Feds knew they were getting a good deal because every time there is an inflatable gorilla balloon in front of a furniture store, you know the prices are good!
Posted by: Diogenes at May



hey, trying to drink the coffee, not spray it on the keyboard.



try to put the funny follows trigger warning up next time ok?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:23 PM (MTjB1)

189 Plus, they got Kohles cash, so they saved even more!

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 06:23 PM (gmo/4)

190 what if I told you about a table that didn't need coasters, was mostly bombproof, had remote doorlock buttons, a wet bar, and was the perfect height for bending things over? how much would you pay?

Posted by: x at May 25, 2018 06:23 PM (nFwvY)

191
Give me six 2 X 4's and I'll build him a table for $70.

If its a govt contract, I'll have to add my govt overcharge overhead fee for $50,000 and a $5,000 kick back fee, but still cheaper!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (r+sAi)

192 Andy should've just sent himself an email stating that he wants total transparency and . . . absolved!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (rdl6o)

193 Plus, they got Kohles cash, so they saved even more!

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 06:23 PM (gmo/4)



They would have been crazy NOT to buy it!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (CPfoe)

194

EM POP TARTS FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Màxie Waters' Hair at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (6kxie)

195 Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Completely

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (SjImc)

196 Two of the most important institutions in the country, and they're in free fall with the public they are supposed to serve.

It's not the bottom til you stop digging.

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (FhXTo)

197 It's like the Tesla of desks. 200 miles on a charge!

Posted by: Human Chicken Hybrid at May 25, 2018 06:25 PM (UdKB7)

198 Next thing you know, he'll be springing for $100K shelves.
Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says



Ace! Cowboy up!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 06:25 PM (3oX+R)

199
Just how hard would it have been for Page to whip out a measuring tape and MEASURE HIS FUCKING OFFICE before he ordered a $70k table?

Because he'd have to buy a $10,000 tape measure first

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:25 PM (10vO4)

200 200th?

From IKEA.

Posted by: anon at May 25, 2018 06:25 PM (Roy2Z)

201 $70,000 for a Conference Table? Hell yes. It has the Cone of Silence.You think those things come included for free?

Posted by: Gunslinger at May 25, 2018 06:25 PM (R2gO3)

202 You can't make this shit up!
National security or FIB security when the taxpayers rip them limb from limb?
Of course, asking for a friend.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 25, 2018 06:26 PM (pw+jk)

203 "what if I told you about a table that didn't need coasters, was mostly bombproof, had remote doorlock buttons, a wet bar, and was the perfect height for bending things over? how much would you pay?"

Does it come with a rape button? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Matt Lauer at May 25, 2018 06:26 PM (pzRC2)

204 We seem to have tried to put 10 lbs of crazy in a 2 lb bag.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:26 PM (vpyVq)

205 I'll bet you that table was purchased from a business with personal connections to McCabe or his staff. What did he spend on the other shit in his office?

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 06:26 PM (9nW2T)

206 The Feds knew they were getting a good deal because every time there is
an inflatable gorilla balloon in front of a furniture store, you know
the prices are good!

Nah. What you really want is one of those dancing bogalooo epileptic things that they use at the used car lots! That's a sign that tells you "quality merchandise inside"!

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (O5Q3r)

207 192 Andy should've just sent himself an email stating that he wants total transparency and . . . absolved!
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (rdl6o)

The old Jan 5 I was there and nothing bad happened email.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (JFO2v)

208 Maybe the table's been rigged with expensive electronic listening devices.

Posted by: Debra Marie Heine at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (iioJj)

209 The table was originally $10,000, so they had to haggle a bit.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (9LIpg)

210 Plus, they got Kohles cash, so they saved even more!

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 06:23 PM (gmo/4)


They would have been crazy NOT to buy it!!!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM (CPfoe)


Heh...So you guys are married, too?

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (5Yee7)

211 Whomever was responsible for putting the redaction on the $70,000 table gets canned in a very visible and heartless manner.
Posted by: Orson at May 25, 2018 06:21 PM (gYUPt)


Ideally according to the time and pressure processing guidelines specified by the USDA, otherwise it could be dangerous.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (y87Qq)

212 150
How the hell does a conference table even cost 70 grand in the first place?

Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:13 PM (EzdLW)

Ha. A quick search on Herman Miller's website lists up to $8500 for their most expensive conference table.
Steelcase is about $1300.
For Haworth, it looks like a 6.1m x 5.1m (holy shit!) executive table has a list price of $17,971.
Go figure.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (8iiMU)

213 DaveA, caught that, pretty good, and also saw your pre-emptive bail-out. As noted, I'll just maintain my olympian forebearance and continue to avert my eyes as needed.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (QDnY+)

214 Mattress Mack to the rescue!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:28 PM (7LY+6)

215 CONE OF WHAT???

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 06:28 PM (Evws/)

216 I'll bet you that table was purchased from a business with personal connections to McCabe or his staff. What did he spend on the other shit in his office?

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 06:26 PM



Not to mention Fusion GPS...and some Rooskie who planted the listening devices into the legs.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 06:28 PM (neVEe)

217 I gave it up on that very same conference table.

Posted by: Andy M. at May 25, 2018 06:28 PM (sXefu)

218 Just how hard would it have been for Page to whip
out a measuring tape and MEASURE HIS FUCKING OFFICE before he ordered a
$70k table?



Because he'd have to buy a $10,000 tape measure first

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:25 PM (10vO4)
Plus, with the requisition paperwork, it would take 6-months to receive the tape measure and the table salesman said the $70,000 sales price was only good for that day. So, there was no time to measure!


Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2018 06:29 PM (gmo/4)

219
Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Completely
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM



Related: Samantha Power unmasks citizens completely

Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:29 PM (EzdLW)

220 What does a 70K table look like? Mahogany with gold inlay? Maybe some platinum?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:29 PM (vpyVq)

221 Maybe the desk is made from 100 percent recycled material. Smart phones, hard drives, laptops, and such.
That stuff is expensive to grind up and repurpose.

Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken at May 25, 2018 06:29 PM (UdKB7)

222 Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man:

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

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:29 PM (rdl6o)

223 209 The table was originally $10,000, so they had to haggle a bit.
Posted by: Stu Podaso at May 25, 2018 06:27 PM (9LIpg)

Govt haggling

I can fix that hip for 100 bux
I can fix that hip for 10k bux

Ok you are higher you win

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:30 PM (JFO2v)

224 I recall stories years and years ago about how the classifying thing was out of control. That was back when the media bothered to report actual things about government instead of their Muh rayciss/sexist/homophobia narratives.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 25, 2018 06:30 PM (4ErVI)

225 business with personal connections to McCabe or his staff. "

It's D.C...
Everyone does stuff with their staff...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:30 PM (7LY+6)

226 Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Completely
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM

*cough*

Posted by: George Washington at May 25, 2018 06:30 PM (vpyVq)

227 Maybe it was a contest to see which bureaucrat could spend the most money on a single unnecessary office item.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 06:31 PM (rdl6o)

228 Maybe the desk is made from 100 percent recycled material. Smart phones, hard drives, laptops, and such.
That stuff is expensive to grind up and repurpose.
Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken at May 25, 2018 06:29 PM (UdKB7)

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

Not only that but the desk is durable AND edible. The drawers can be used as bowls and re-used or eaten like a taco bowl shell.

Posted by: Undocumented at May 25, 2018 06:31 PM (iQKgg)

229 5k$ for the little choo-choo set to drive memos and donuts around the top.
The other 60K$ they just wasted.

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 06:31 PM (FhXTo)

230 a good woodworker could probably make a nice coffin out of it

Posted by: x at May 25, 2018 06:31 PM (nFwvY)

231 It's a lounging conference table that comes with a thick pillowtop and side bolsters for those special conferences.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 06:31 PM (lDIk/)

232 It's the Cadillac of tables. You can fit four dead bodies in the trunk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:31 PM (CPfoe)

233 Whomever was responsible for putting the redaction on the $70,000 table gets canned in a very visible and heartless manner.
Posted by: Orson at May




yep. you have to make the willing accomplices suffer for their treachery.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:32 PM (MTjB1)

234
How did they keep Page fromgnawing on the legs?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:32 PM (10vO4)

235 Soon enough, the 'need' to defend Trump by recklessly divulging the secret cost of a conference table will pass. Then, you'll stand in the wreckage of your own reputation and ask yourself, "Was it worth it?" The answer will be as clear then as it should be clear now. It's not, and it never was.

Posted by: David French at May 25, 2018 06:32 PM (DuAZ5)

236
When is the last time the FBI was audited or forced to show their hand? Never?

They are in full blown cover up mode from A to B.

There must be soo so much to hide.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 06:32 PM (fceHP)

237 You don't have a legitimate secret spy program if you don't have a $70k conference table.


That's like putting regular-guy condoms on a Magnum penis.

Posted by: Fritz at May 25, 2018 06:32 PM (J7XgW)

238 Literally impossible. Name the vendor who received the check.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at May 25, 2018 06:33 PM (gWaRo)

239 Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Completely
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:24 PM

*cough*
Posted by: George Washington at May 25, 2018 06:30 PM (vpyVq)


Hey, you guys are plagiarizing ME

Posted by: Lord Acton at May 25, 2018 06:33 PM (5Yee7)

240 This is why Hillary Clinton went outside normal channels to buy a server and set it up in her bathroom. She saved taxpayers at least $1,000,000. That is why the FBI shut down the investigation. Her savings would have shamed them. That is the real story here.

Posted by: Undocumented at May 25, 2018 06:33 PM (iQKgg)

241
Maybe the table came with free lap dances on friday nights.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (r+sAi)

242 Why did I buy a $70,000 conference table?

Because the $140,000 one I ordered is on back order and not scheduled to arrive for six months.

Posted by: Andrew McCabe at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (pzRC2)

243 220 What does a 70K table look like? Mahogany with gold inlay? Maybe some platinum?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:29 PM (vpyVq)

Tom Wolfe wrote about this in bonfire of the vanities. There was a new dining table ordered for the penthouse and he goes on for 5 pages about what it took to get the table. The vein are in your local driver license offices, the courthouse, the statehouse, and DC. Who TF cares what if Bozos wife uses rolls of 100s for a tampon? It anit your money. Bhussein spent more money than ever spent.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (JFO2v)

244 thick pillowtop and side bolsters "

So a racing table?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (7LY+6)

245 It has been my luck to be in a bank but leaving it twice.
Once I did not know about but one where the guy was two behind me in line. I was with my 79 year old mother and my wife at a bank (building) I've used, at that time, for 22 years.

Guy was doing the worst case of Pee-Pee dance I had ever seen. I gave him some slack because I was in line at that bank and had to go too. The manager let me use the head. Sooooooo.. ..

I tell the guy "If you got to go the manager will let you use the restroom." he declined my offer but kept up the 70s disco no hands used Pee-Pee dancing. Like I said old mother, so the guy is holding up the bank as we walk out the back door. Had no idea. Got mom into the car a few minutes later and left.

The FIB chick that gave us the low down and final statement was pretty good looking and "appeared" a good person. That idea of a FIB person NOT BEING A STASSI is G-O-N-E.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (pw+jk)

246
How did they keep Page from gnawing on the legs? She was Strzok down repeatedly!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (nWc4E)

247 Their Pledge budget must be completely out of control.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (CPfoe)

248 Well off to the log cabin in the woods to unplug. Have a blessed Memorial Day.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 06:35 PM (3c1uO)

249 These people are a power unto themselves. The only that's going to end that are helicopter rides

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 06:35 PM (SiINZ)

250 Trump should step in and fire the person(s) making that redaction. I would looove to see who steps in and says, "Bad idea, Mr. President. And the optics would surely hurt the politics of the act."

Talk about a Swamp-Draining Spectacular... this is it!

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 25, 2018 06:35 PM (H8S+R)

251 thick pillowtop and side bolsters "

So a racing table?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (7LY+6)


Five-point harness.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 06:35 PM (y87Qq)

252 Literally impossible. Name the vendor who received the check."

Who but W.B. Mason?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:35 PM (7LY+6)

253 My fucking house didnt cost 70,000

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (gn+j9)

254 Tom Wolfe wrote about this in bonfire of the vanities. There was a new dining table ordered for the penthouse and he goes on for 5 pages about what it took to get the table. The vein are in your local driver license offices, the courthouse, the statehouse, and DC. Who TF cares what if Bozos wife uses rolls of 100s for a tampon? It anit your money. Bhussein spent more money than ever spent.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:34 PM (JFO2v)

Granted, I am just wondering what it looks like. Maybe old growth sequoia/redwood?

Posted by: George Washington at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (vpyVq)

255 Well off to the log cabin in the woods to unplug. Have a blessed Memorial Day.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 06:35 PM (3c1uO)


Sounds lovely. Have a nice visit. Drive safe.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (y87Qq)

256 I think they just needed to find a new hiding place for the Book of Secrets, since everybody who watched National Treasure 2 know that it was in the Resolute Desk.

That extra money paid for extra security, to keep the golden Aztec Temple beneath Mt. Rushmore under wraps.

Posted by: Axeman at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (JhE5a)

257 205 I'll bet you that table was purchased from a business with personal connections to McCabe or his staff. What did he spend on the other shit in his office?
Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 06:26 PM (9nW2T)

___________________________

I think you put a few minutes aside to bring Herman Miller before the committee and have him bring his financial records to track that $70k. Good grief..you can buy two quality cars with that money...you can buy a Tesla S series for $70k. And according to an NBC story (not about this) you can buy a 3 bedroom house in Syracuse, NY.

Posted by: Orson at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (gYUPt)

258 Five-point harness.
Posted by: hogmartin at May




lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (MTjB1)

259 Five-point harness."

Keeps 'em in place.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:37 PM (7LY+6)

260 Off, Noble sock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:37 PM (vpyVq)

261
In fairness you can't have British spies coming over for a conference on how to throw an American election and expect them to sit at a lousy $5,000 conference table.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:37 PM (10vO4)

262 Trump shook the hand of every Naval Academe Officer!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:37 PM (JFO2v)

263 My fucking house didnt cost 70,000
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May




is that what you guys call a pool house in wisconsin?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:37 PM (MTjB1)

264 Rum... Been in a bank that was robbed twice.

I think I better get more into the moment

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (pw+jk)

265 you can buy a Tesla S series for $70k. "

Seriously? Tesla again?

Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (7LY+6)

266 off topic, this was at Zero Hedge about two hours ago:
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed has ordered that all government contracts cease being awarded to German companies as an aggressive punitive measure for Germany's plan to stick by the Iran nuclear deal.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (KxbBq)

267 My fucking house didnt cost 70,000
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (gn+j9)


Well yeah, but you have a separate house just for fucking. Some of us only have the one.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (y87Qq)

268 People, pure budgeting. If you don't spend it you don't get more next year . Go shopping, guys.

That's how you get a 70k table.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (und0g)

269 It should be a felony to make redactions without a legal basis, loss of job and pension, banned from any government employment.

Posted by: Mr Black at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (4Szfi)

270 Unless your table has the ability to drop insubordinates into a fire pit, you wasted that money.

Posted by: Dr. Evil at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (RbV5J)

271 Granted, I am just wondering what it looks like. Maybe old growth sequoia/redwood?


Panda ivory surface with genuine manatee hide padding on the corners.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (CPfoe)

272 http://bit.ly/2KUqyOY
+++++
Praying Medic Vid on Q

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (y3aQB)

273 $70,000? I bet it was even uncomfortable to fuck on. But perfect for fucking the American People on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:39 PM (SjImc)

274 maybe he bought that clawfoot table that was made for some redcoat general that was on antique roadshow?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:39 PM (MTjB1)

275 I've built entire executive conference rooms fitted out with state of the art video and communication teleconferencing systems for less than 70k.
70k for a conference table alone is, shall we say, gougey!

These people need to have their necks stretched from a quick drop.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 25, 2018 06:40 PM (UfMVm)

276 271 Granted, I am just wondering what it looks like. Maybe old growth sequoia/redwood?


Panda ivory surface with genuine manatee hide padding on the corners.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 06:38 PM (CPfoe)

Oooo, sounds classy. But you need the Baby Seal eyes for that true touch of class.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:40 PM (vpyVq)

277 That's like putting regular-guy condoms on a Magnum penis."

Ahem.

Posted by: Magnum, P.I. at May 25, 2018 06:40 PM (7LY+6)

278 I had a guy offer me $70,000 for a table I had once, and I said "really, you're gonna give me $70,000 for this?" and he said "well not exactly, but I will trade you these two $35,000 lawn chairs for it."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 06:40 PM (k1TUh)

279 You see the feds haggled that down from $120,000. So that equals a $50,000 surplus.


When you think about it there is just nowhere to cut the federal budget.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 25, 2018 06:41 PM (pw+jk)

280 Granted, I am just wondering what it looks like. Maybe old growth sequoia/redwood?

Posted by: George Washington at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (vpyVq)

Maple Leaf Oak

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:41 PM (JFO2v)

281 Hillary Clinton declared that there was a crisis in our democracy in a speech on Friday as she received a medal from Harvard University for her service to the country.

Well she should know, she caused it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:41 PM (SjImc)

282 I bet it was even uncomfortable"

Rising Sun, anyone?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:41 PM (7LY+6)

283
Even Strozk knew it offensive and he was in a conspiracy to throw an election.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 06:42 PM (r+sAi)

284 "One common voice" demands "justice, not politics."

https://youtu.be/2r-CpKv2pa8

https://youtu.be/bil86EvHmaQ

Posted by: The Business at May 25, 2018 06:42 PM (UiRxW)

285 279 You see the feds haggled that down from $120,000. So that equals a $50,000 surplus.


When you think about it there is just nowhere to cut the federal budget.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 25, 2018 06:41 PM (pw+jk)

My Old Man said son when your wife says she saved you 500 buck on a couch just ask for the money!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:42 PM (JFO2v)

286 there is always a crisis in our democracy when the Democrats lose.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 06:42 PM (KxbBq)

287 I've built entire executive conference rooms fitted out with state of the art video and communication teleconferencing systems for less than 70k.
70k for a conference table alone is, shall we say, gougey!
Posted by: Kreplach at May 25, 2018 06:40 PM (UfMVm)


I don't think the point was to have a really nice conference table with all the little gadget pods and plugs and nice shiny wood, it was to spend $70,000 on a table because
1. fuck you
2. see #1

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 06:42 PM (y87Qq)

288

It was probably a pool table. It's not like they are doing anything important these days.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 06:43 PM (fceHP)

289 $70K?
If I don't walk in and do funny good time in my shorts, no way.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 25, 2018 06:43 PM (pw+jk)

290 My fucking house didnt cost 70,000
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2018 06:36 PM (gn+j9)
---
Well most of us here can't afford a fucking house, we just have to use our bedrooms, your highness!

Posted by: Axeman at May 25, 2018 06:43 PM (JhE5a)

291 In the wake of the NFLs announcement that it has adopted a policy of fining teams and personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem, dozens of protesters gathered outside the leagues New York headquarters.

Fridays demonstration was reportedly organized by the NAACP, the Justice League of New York City, the National Action Network and the Womens March.

Jesus look at the left wing line up? LOL communist SOBs one and all

Pick your side

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:43 PM (SjImc)

292 maybe they needed to make sure the table didn't have any Russian listening devices.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 06:44 PM (KxbBq)

293 277 That's like putting regular-guy condoms on a Magnum penis."

Ahem.
Posted by: Magnum, P.I. at May 25, 2018 06:40 PM (7LY+6)

You can put 38s in a 357 but not 357 in a 38

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:44 PM (JFO2v)

294
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed has ordered that all government contracts cease being awarded to German companies as an aggressive punitive measure for Germany's plan to stick by the Iran nuclear deal.


Saudis love their German built yachts. Lurssen can't be happy

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:44 PM (10vO4)

295 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed has ordered that all government contracts cease being awarded to German companies as an aggressive punitive measure for Germany's plan to stick by the Iran nuclear deal.

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

Guess he's not dead after all.

Posted by: Undocumented at May 25, 2018 06:45 PM (iQKgg)

296 A guy who goes by "Rex" on the twatters has an interesting bit of speculation - that Obama used extraordinary authority that exists under the FISA law for warrantless surveillance, requiring no prior court approval, for emergency situations. He speculates *this* might be the Ultimate Secret that DOJ and FBI are so clumsily trying to protect.


Since HPSCI and Senate Judiciary are focused on finding the origins of the counter-intel operation, it might explain things. But given that 1) it will eventually be found out, and 2) it's on Obama and his gang of idiots - it doesn't make a lot of sense that the current crew would extend themselves to protect it.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 06:45 PM (QDnY+)

297 there is always a crisis in our democracy when the Democrats lose."

Along with higher gas prices in the summer and the homeless.

Go figure

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:45 PM (7LY+6)

298

http://www.11ravens.com/shop/poseidon-billiards

made in the USA

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 06:46 PM (fceHP)

299 if Obama is charged with anything, Al Sharpton will go on a hunger strike.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 06:46 PM (KxbBq)

300 286 there is always a crisis in our democracy when the Democrats lose.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 06:42 PM (KxbBq)

Cause democracy is 2 wolves, 3 coyotes, and a honey badger voting against 3 sheep and 9 YO Brownie.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:46 PM (JFO2v)

301 To be fair, the $70,000 table had cool pistols mounted under the top in front of McCabe's seat.

Posted by: Miklos, value-conscious table shopper at May 25, 2018 06:47 PM (zCyNd)

302 So what does pudgy Bill Kristol have to say about this?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 06:47 PM (eAMlh)

303 299 if Obama is charged with anything, Al Sharpton will go on a hunger strike.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 06:46 PM (KxbBq)

Resist we mulch
Rewind we mifl
Retard we much

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:48 PM (JFO2v)

304 $70k isn't a bad deal for a conference table if it's 600 feet long.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (p9m3t)

305
So what does pudgy Bill Kristol have to say about this?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 06:47 PM


Ahoy!

Posted by: Irving Kristol's mediocre son at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (EzdLW)

306 297 there is always a crisis in our democracy when the Democrats lose."

Along with higher gas prices in the summer and the homeless.

Go figure
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:45 PM (7LY+6)

I think we have about 60 regional blends of petrol. The EPA has created this.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (JFO2v)

307 Yo Maxine!

Gotta borrow back my wig, baby!

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (zCyNd)

308 guy who goes by "Rex" on the twatters has an interesting bit of speculation - that Obama used extraordinary authority that exists under the FISA law for warrantless surveillance, requiring no prior court approval, for emergency situations. He speculates *this* might be the Ultimate Secret that DOJ and FBI are so clumsily trying to protect.


Since HPSCI and Senate Judiciary are focused on finding the origins of the counter-intel operation, it might explain things. But given that 1) it will eventually be found out, and 2) it's on Obama and his gang of idiots - it doesn't make a lot of sense that the current crew would extend themselves to protect it.
Posted by: rhomboid at May



well, if that does exist and if obama really did misuse it and if the fbi, doj, whoever has been trying to hide the abuse it is going to have to go.

suck it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (MTjB1)

309 Cause democracy is 2 wolves, 3 coyotes, and a honey badger voting against 3 sheep and 9 YO Brownie.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:46 PM (JFO2v)
--
It's also short for democratocracy.

Posted by: Axeman at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (JhE5a)

310 Ok, this pool table starts at $62K before customization.

Too gaudy for my tastes- no built in beer cozy?

https://tinyurl.com/y9dr6ckc

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (vpyVq)

311 Lurssen can't be happy"

They can build you a 70K table, no problem!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (7LY+6)

312 Resist we mulch
Rewind we mifl
Retard we much
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:48 PM (JFO2v)

That's the new opening song to monday night football right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (SjImc)

313 blackjack, poker tables

that would make more sense, gambling with taxpayer dollars

http://www.11ravens.com/shop-2/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (fceHP)

314 Of course the cost of the table was Nt. Security otherwise the revolting peasants might have asked questions.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (und0g)

315
$70k isn't a bad deal for a conference table if it's 600 feet long.
Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM



That could hold 16 boned hog rolls!

Posted by: Meat Master Carl Switzer at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (EzdLW)

316 307 Yo Maxine!

Gotta borrow back my wig, baby!
Posted by: Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (zCyNd)

Extensions are a constitutional right.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (JFO2v)

317 if Obama is charged with anything, Al Sharpton will go on a hunger strike.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken




sharpton and his wife are low rent, low rent versions of the underhills. she has any indication he is in trouble she will shove him down the stairs faster than obama would jump in line at reggie's gloryhole.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (MTjB1)

318 do I spy a NOOD?

Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (EzdLW)

319 I think we have about 60 regional blends of petrol"

This year's changover cracked the 30 mark. 2 seasons means past the 60 mark.

Just bizarre.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (7LY+6)

320 Yo Maxine!

Gotta borrow back my wig, baby!
Posted by: Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (zCyNd)
---
Try to hang on, Maxine.

Posted by: Donald Fagen at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (JhE5a)

321 Since HPSCI and Senate Judiciary are focused on finding the origins of the counter-intel operation, it might explain things. But given that 1) it will eventually be found out, and 2) it's on Obama and his gang of idiots - it doesn't make a lot of sense that the current crew would extend themselves to protect it.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 06:45 PM (QDnY+)


They're probably trying to hide that the domestic spying with sketchy warrants with manufactured probable cause pre-dates Pres. Obama.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (5Yee7)

322 I got one of them fancy billiard tables with the cup holders.

Never seen a billiard myself, but they must be good sized critters.

They shoot 'em at night, or so Jethro tells me.

Posted by: Jed Clampett at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (zCyNd)

323

heh

b*tching at Trump's spending on furniture

One of Trump's more extravagant furnishing purchases has been a custom conference table from the Kittinger Company that cost a whopping $13,000.

over at Bustle.com (Whom I have never heard of)

Trump's White House Furniture Is Costing Taxpayers An Arm and A Leg

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 06:54 PM (fceHP)

324 >>The national security angle here is that if the Russians knew we were stupid enough to allow G-men to have $70k tables, they would invade immediately.


"Stupid Americans, more focused on HQ décor than stopping us!"
--- Putin


Isn't there a maxim about organizations who build their luxe dream HQ's will soon go out of business?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (W+vEI)

325 It's not that someone didn't want Congress to know the exorbitant cost. Someone was afraid of the rank and file agents finding out. Not good for morale and for opinions about what librrties management takes.

Posted by: Gref at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (k44vV)

326 do I spy a NOOD?
Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (EzdLW)
---
You inform a NOOD. Spying is gauche.

Posted by: Miss James Clapper Manners at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (JhE5a)

327 Resist we mulch
Rewind we mifl
Retard we much
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:48 PM (JFO2v)

Resist the milf?

It's more fun to give in

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (ANIFC)

328 Y'all is all interlopers!

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (zCyNd)

329 I don't think it's possible to spend 70k on a table, seriously. That's a Tesla Model S. I searched for "expensive table" and most of them were exquisitely carved and like $35,000. Its probably $7000.

Posted by: bjstuggzzz at May 25, 2018 07:09 PM (e44Qj)

330 It was a SPY table!

You can drive it underwater!

Q is the one who added all the extras!

Also it was from IKEA, and at least $20,000 was for assembly!

Posted by: the aesthetically aware Mr. McCabe at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (zCyNd)

331 Since Trump is taking $1 salary, I care not what he spends on the White House.

Posted by: Texican ette at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (oUgTX)

332 If this news is true, I see it as a test. Either you put up with it or they'll take their business elsewhere, to someone who will. Who is ever going to say no to them after this? This is just a way for them to find out who their "true friends" are.
And they probably keep grudges. Any politician who so much as notices this piece of information, let alone makes disparaging comments, may run into some embarrassing disclosures during the next election campaign .
Comey for president!

Posted by: PG at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (XOnuY)

333 296 rhomboid, I saw that. It seems like a stretch. But no doubt that whatever it is they're trying to hide, it's become visible enough that they're desperately hiding something, and enough people are going after it, that It's eventually going to come out. I think in the end McCabe is going to go John Dean to save his own ass and finger Comey and Lynch. Lynch will skate because she's a twofer, and Clapper and Brennan have built in enough plausible deniability that they'll weasel out of criminal charges. Comey is going to be the sacrifice to appease the masses, a role he will relish to the sanctimonious end. There will be a commission to reform the Executive branch's independence with the NSA toys and more oversight from Congress and the FISC. No one is ever going to ask Susan Rice why she wrote the CYA memo on January 20, 2017.

btw, wrt the thread that won't be named, enough said.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (Ms9Gm)

334 I found a table for $35k, right here on the net. It features a real RR turbine fan. Lots of Ti.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:11 PM (RuIsu)

335 testing

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:31 PM (vUcdz)

336 testing

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:31 PM (vUcdz)

Soylo: A Soy Wars Soyry Will Be Disney's Lowest-Earning Soy Wars Entry Yet

Headline thanks to Comics Artist Pro Secrets. If the headline is indecipherable to you, Ethan Van Sciver says that Disney is producing "soy-based entertainment" -- cucked-out movies where all the women are bad-ass and decisive and all the men are ineffectual Pajama Boys and pansexuals -- and he calls their new movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story" "Soylo: A Soy Wars Soyry."

Which I think is pretty funny.

They're expecting Soylo: A Soy Wars Soyry to earn the least money of any Disney Soy-based entertainment.

The industry had been expecting, I thin, a $170 million domestic haul over the four-day Memorial Day Weekend (five, really, given that it opened Thursday night), but that had then be reduced to $150 million, and then to $130-$150 million, and then reduced again to $120 million.

Some thought that the $120 million was low-balling by Disney so that they could then beat the (lowered) expectations and claim success.

If so, that's not going to work: Soylo opened poorly last night and is now on track to make between $105 to $115 million its opening four (five) day weekend.

They had hoped it could at least take the title for "Biggest Memorial Day Opening." Memorial Day openings actually aren't all that big, and it's easy to score the record. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: The World's End set the record in 2007, I think, with around $138 million.

But they won't claim that prize.

Some are calling this fan revolt a "Soycott." (Which I also find amusing.) And it looks like the Soycott is real.

Soy Wars has not been popular in China. But Soylo just bombed worst than most in its opening night in China -- only $120,000 for midnight screenings in all of China, a nation of a billion and a half, according to a Chinese film industry analyst.

So the worldwide take isn't looking that great, either.

Soylo's Rotten Tomato score is at 69% (63% among Top Critics), and falling. (Update: It actually rose a point to 70% overnight. But the Top Critics score fell to 62%.)

Bear in mind, Disney arranges for a lot of shill internet "Geek Culture" reviewers to see these movies early to pad the Rotten Tomato ratings with Easy Lay reviews. But as the ratio of shill reviewers to nonshill reviewers declines, the Rotten Tomatoes score goes down.

How bad is the movie? It's this bad : Kathleen Kennedy actually dropped the "bombshell" news that she'd hired James Mangold to direct a stand-alone Soy Wars movie Boba Fett on the day that Soylo is premiered.

Why would she drop that headline when Soylo is supposed to be the headline? Because she wants to change the headline, obviously. She knows Soylo is bad news and I think she knows for the first time her job is in peril. So she drops this bait to get the shills to squawk about the possibility that a Boba Fett movie coming out three years from now (allegedly) instead of the movie she just dropped in a plop.

Here are some reviews:

As I already mentioned, Emergency Awesome -- a "geek culture" website you'd expect to be a soft, gentle reviewer for Soy Wars movie -- can only say the film is "just fine," and ranks it among Soy Wars movies lower than any movie except The Phantom Menace.

Mr. Sunday Movies, who generally is a lay-up review for Soy Wars movies (he loves The Last Jedi, for example), calls it "unnecessary," "paint by numbers," and "just flat." He ranks it, among Star Wars movies, only above the prequels, and he's not sure it's better than Revenge of the Sith, either.

Beyond the Trailer says it's just bad, and features a horribly annoying pure-Social Justice Warrior robot. Just what we needed! And even a female critic is put-off by Kathleen Kennedy's insistence of loading every Soy Wars movies with 90 pound girls who are Super Bad-Ass and can Kick Every Grown Man's ass but have absolutely no personality or memorability.

Those two reviews are spoiler-free, but Ethan Van Sciver's does have spoilers. He says it's a disaster and will result in future Soy Wars movie plans being changed/cancelled. Per his review, it's horrible enough that you shouldn't care about spoilers.

You can't really spoil a garbage fire. You kinda know how a garbage fire goes.

He also notes the "bitchy feminazi SJW robot." He says it's Soy Wars' worst, most SJW, most annoying character yet, beating out Rose Tico for that honor.

He also says this is the worst Soy Wars movie apart from The Last Jedi (which he hated).

Kathleen Kennedy really has no idea what she's doing. She spent most of her career as an assistant to Steven Spielberg. Now in charge, the only idea she has is to make every 90 pound girl a UFC champion-level badass and make random characters gay (or "pansexual").

She doesn't view these as products meant to entertain an audience, so much as to educate them in the mysterious Ways of The Feminist Force:

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We'll see how much longer The Force is Female once Soylo gets done sharting box office failure all over the back of the toilet.

Note: Real news below. But I want to put this up before everyone blows home for the day.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:04 PM




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Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 25, 2018 03:59 PM (aVYsC)

2 Everything has a certain slant to it.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (uDcBt)

3 2nd from the left - nice tits

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (FZYNt)

4 Ahhh, no.

Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (zkOmb)

5 >>>3 2nd from the left - nice tits

good eyes. I missed them. They're sneaky like ninjas.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (8rNrN)

6 Foursome material.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (r9UYA)

7 I may vomit.

Posted by: Jeanne del norte at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (efMXe)

8 Well, thats good by me but John Podhoretz tweeted that he wants to know if all those women are glad for their husbands health insurance.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (NVmJr)

9 Hope Ace likes it inside the barrel - it's a three-day weekend.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (uDcBt)

10 It was only a matter of time before they beat all my childhood heroes into the ground.

Posted by: Iblis at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (9221z)

11 1-1-0-0

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (89T5c)

12 I will take the two on the left. Nice forces.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 04:03 PM (NVmJr)

13 Good.

They killed Star Wars, now they're reaping the results.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:03 PM (72PAC)

14 I thought The Force was gender-neutral.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 25, 2018 04:04 PM (uDcBt)

15 Babylon Bee

Fans call for more Common Sense Star Wars Control.

https://tinyurl.com/yb2sp98g

Posted by: buzzion at May 25, 2018 04:04 PM (lKs2v)

16 woke broke and done

Posted by: rod of correction at May 25, 2018 04:04 PM (WX+x0)

17 4 Ahhh, no.
Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (zkOmb)


Who are you trying to kid?

Every moron here would hit any one of them without even thinking about it. Even the "ettes.

That's just who we are.

Posted by: Jwest at May 25, 2018 04:05 PM (/roJx)

18 >>He also notes the "bitchy feminazi SJW robot." He says it's Soy Wars' worst, most SJW, most annoying character yet, beating out Rose Tico for that honor.


Jar Jar Binks blows a big ol' kiss to Kathleen Kennedy!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 04:05 PM (W+vEI)

19 Spolier:The SJW robot talks about Lando fucking it.It also blathers on about "droid rights" in every scene and claims Lando flirts with Solo.Solo winds up giving up his first big haul after setting the record on the Kessel run to an asskicking female who is.....starting the Rebellion.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:05 PM (LiyEm)

20 They are DC Universing Star Wars

Posted by: buzzion at May 25, 2018 04:06 PM (lKs2v)

21 How long before someone wakes up a Disney and says Money over Politics?

Posted by: Iblis at May 25, 2018 04:06 PM (9221z)

22 In fairness, the one on right was probably a 1 at one time. Her buddy to the left- not so much.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2018 04:06 PM (89T5c)

23 Dear Disney:

I decided to catch your new Star Wars movie while I was waiting for my uterus to be detailed. I noticed some kind of odd creatures in the background - they were almost human, but didn't appear to be women. What are they? Why are they not all in Bad People Prison?

Please advise,
-hogmartin

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 04:07 PM (y87Qq)

24 Also according to one guy the Chewbacca character arc takes like 2 minutes,Han speaks Wookie to him and just like that they become friends for life.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:07 PM (LiyEm)

25 22 In fairness, the one on right was probably a 1 at one time. Her buddy to the left- not so much.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

#3 is the ugly chick you pal around with to make you look hotter

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 25, 2018 04:07 PM (FZYNt)

26 I don't know....it would take a lot to be a worse character than Rose Tico.

Posted by: T at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (Vgw1E)

27 Folks, I saw it today and enjoyed it, FWIW (I went in with low expectations). It was just a straight up action flick and I thought Ehrenreich and Glover captured the essence of the characters.

Come on, the planetary alignment of young Harrison Ford and young Billy D. Williams only comes around once a century. These two weren't bad at all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (qJtVm)

28 So that picture was evidently taken at a high school...

Posted by: William J Clinton at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (wx6iv)

29 good eyes. I missed them. They're sneaky like ninjas.
Posted by: ace

I have a gift....

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (FZYNt)

30 Kathleen Kennedy was George Lucas's secretary from what I understand.She has no artistic vision other than girl power is great and men suck.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (LiyEm)

31 24 Also according to one guy the Chewbacca character arc takes like 2 minutes,Han speaks Wookie to him and just like that they become friends for life.
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:07 PM (LiyEm)


That is such crap. Talk about just ignoring the entire backstory of Han and Chewie and the Wookiee life-debt.

Posted by: buzzion at May 25, 2018 04:09 PM (lKs2v)

32 25: it worked.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2018 04:09 PM (89T5c)

33 The casting of Han Solo is bad.


Sorry, that guy just stinks of friendzone beta boyishness.

And yet another petite, brunette Brit girl that could be a twin of Wray and Jyn.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 04:09 PM (W+vEI)

34 33 One reviewer said he is noticeably too short for the part.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:10 PM (LiyEm)

35 2, 4, 1,3. In that order.

Posted by: Mailman at May 25, 2018 04:10 PM (q3k4w)

36 >>>And yet another petite, brunette Brit girl that could be a twin of Wray and Jyn.


also carrie fischer had a british accent, most of the time, at least.

Grace Randolph points out that by featuring a leia clone, this kinda cheapens the Han-Leia relationship by making Leia just a girl who looked like a girl he dated when he was younger.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:11 PM (8rNrN)

37 #2 has tits that stop traffic, #3 has a face that's stopped a Mack truck

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 25, 2018 04:12 PM (FZYNt)

38 The Force can make me a sandwich.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2018 04:12 PM (/tuJf)

39 >>Grace Randolph points out that by featuring a leia clone, this kinda cheapens the Han-Leia relationship by making Leia just a girl who looked like a girl he dated when he was younger.


Ugh, yeah, they are all clones of Leia, but with 21st century Buffy TVS realness!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 04:13 PM (W+vEI)

40 The Force Is Female.

Until a spider needs squishing.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 04:13 PM (3oX+R)

41 also carrie fischer had a british accent, most of the time, at least.
---
I would call it the classic Hollywood mid-Atlantic accent.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 04:13 PM (qJtVm)

42 Oh hey, another Disney mashup that I won't see...

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:13 PM (zSVEm)

43 I read the spoilers.

They fucked up and minimized the meeting of Han and Chewbacca.

Star Wars is dead. No hope. Not even a New one.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 04:13 PM (G8hDY)

44 I quit watching after I walked out in disgust during the second of the prequels. But that, I sort of get - they were children's movies at that time. I saw the first of the new movies with a friend at his house and despised it.

The review up there says this new installment is "flat" and "paint by numbers" but the reviewer is usually enthusiastic. I described the first of the new series I saw as "a boring, paint-by-numbers, off-the-rack affair with way too much girl power thrown in." I can't imagine how bad this one will be. I won't be seeing it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 04:13 PM (I2dne)

45 was unaware The Force had monthly visitors

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 25, 2018 04:14 PM (FZYNt)

46 It would be fantastic if SJW Ep IX bombed as well.

Then Disney would be in full blown panic mode.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:14 PM (72PAC)

47 On SJW robots: I am all for it, if it means we no longer have SJW people. You can shut off a robot.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 04:14 PM (I2dne)

48 Screw you, round-eyes!

Posted by: margaret chobot at May 25, 2018 04:14 PM (Evws/)

49 Of course, I am not the demographic that Disney is putting on the Red Dress for.....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:14 PM (zSVEm)

50 >>>46 It would be fantastic if SJW Ep IX bombed as well.

Then Disney would be in full blown panic mode.

...

I think they're in panic mode right now.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (8rNrN)

51 Leia was tough but believable tough.They had to make Jyn beat Stormtroopers hand to hand.As for Rey,forget about it.Barely trained at all yet she is better than everybody at anything.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (LiyEm)

52 11
1-1-0-0

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (89T5c)


LOL!!
1-1-1(with beer)-1
It takes a lot to be a Zero.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (8iiMU)

53 >>The Force can make me a sandwich.


*wipes screen*

THAT needs to on a T.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (W+vEI)

54 Leia was hot.... these feminists are not....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (zSVEm)

55 They get the moon of Endor curse.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2018 04:16 PM (89T5c)

56 Black guys should be real annoyed they took the real smooth cool black character,the only one from the original trilogy,and made him a fruitcake.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:16 PM (LiyEm)

57 They should remake Fantastic Voyage where Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Shep Smith get shrunk down and injected into a body and explore the rectum.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 25, 2018 04:16 PM (4ErVI)

58 apparently this one has a kick-ass SJW female robot, a kick-ass love interest with a ninja sword, and a kick-ass teenage girl.

Plus another kick-ass woman.

And a kick-ass female alien crime-lord.

Every woman kicks ass. Meanwhile, Lando's fucking a robot.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:16 PM (8rNrN)

59 "I got a bad feeling about this."

THERE. FAN SERVICE!

Posted by: Ron Howard at May 25, 2018 04:16 PM (CPfoe)

60 57 They should remake Fantastic Voyage where Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Shep Smith get shrunk down and injected into a body and explore the rectum.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 25, 2018 04:16 PM (4ErVI)


Ah, the Lemmiwinks gambit....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:17 PM (zSVEm)

61 Too bad we couldn't have a Sabine Wren movie, minus the bad haircut. Female, but at least a semi interesting character.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at May 25, 2018 04:17 PM (87ijN)

62 >>Leia was tough but believable tough.They had to make Jyn beat Stormtroopers hand to hand.As for Rey,forget about it.Barely trained at all yet she is better than everybody at anything.



Hey now, Rey had to kinda sorta close her eyes and breath deep a few times before being able to fully summon her stronger-than-Luke-trained Jedi mindtricks!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 04:17 PM (W+vEI)

63 >>>We'll see how much longer The Force is Female once Soylo gets done sharting box office failure all over the back of the toilet.

WHAT HAS DISNEY DONE WITH MY PENIS? Maybe I should change my name to the Receptivity.

Posted by: the Force at May 25, 2018 04:17 PM (/qEW2)

64 I think they're in panic mode right now.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (8rNrN)

They might be, but as much as a disaster as TLJ was in terms of the image and prestige of Star Wars, it still made them a nice profit. Not as much as expected, but in the green.

This disaster can be spun as just a spinoff fail and hey, we still have the Ep IX finale big money maker coming.

If THAT bombs (say under 1 bil,) and there are no bright spots on the horizon, then heads will roll.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:17 PM (72PAC)

65 Disney must be shitting bricks trying to figure out how to save its dying $4 billion franchise.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (CPfoe)

66 50 >>>46 It would be fantastic if SJW Ep IX bombed as well.

Then Disney would be in full blown panic mode.

...

I think they're in panic mode right now.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (8rNrN)



I was severely disappointed in Abrams being named the director again. He was ok for The Force Awakens to wash the prequels taste out of everyone's mouth. But "better than the prequels" isn't sufficient going forward after that. And he's demonstrated with Star Trek and TFA that he has really no fucking clue on the concept of Space and Time.

Posted by: buzzion at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (lKs2v)

67 >>>59 "I got a bad feeling about this."

THERE. FAN SERVICE!

...

they changed the line to "I've got a GREAT feeling about this," and I imagine they changed it because they really did have a bad feeling about this, and they didn't want to shine a light on that.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (8rNrN)

68 Every movie,every video game,every comic ,every tv show with the ass kicking females.Give it a fucking rest already.Even that Navy SEALs show on the History Channel they now added a female ass kicking CIA agent.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (LiyEm)

69 >>good eyes. I missed them. They're sneaky like ninjas.


These are not the Jugs you are looking for.

But, they are some nice ones.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (di+2x)

70 Don't care what they look like. To be fair, I wouldn't care if they were men in their 20-40's who were workers on the "Solo" movie either, Saw "2 Star Wars" movies. That was it. I assume the oldest one is Kathleen Kennedy? Who are the others?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (vw6r3)

71 Thanks for covering this ace. I know it's not of interest to some of the news junkies here, but I find it fascinating. Culture is important. This particular story is very amusing to me.

Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (Hucnr)

72 How bad is this movie: Senator Harris demanded to know if the CIA was forcing detainees to watch this movie as a form of enhanced interrogation.

Posted by: Mallamutt at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (/HC6x)

73 I just hope they put that dwarf Asian gnome chick in this one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (CPfoe)

74 The Original Leia was hot, for clarification....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (zSVEm)

75 Those grrrlzzzz are not 90 pounds

Just saying

Posted by: LASue at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (tChmn)

76 Three out of four are Ones. That's not bad.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (xjiRE)

77 We'll see how much longer The Force is Female once Soylo gets done sharting box office failure all over the back of the toilet.




Disney is full on SJW. It doesn't matter how bad it bombs they'll keep cranking out lefty crap

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (SiINZ)

78 75 Those grrrlzzzz are not 90 pounds

Just saying
Posted by: LASue at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (tChmn)

But they identify as 90 pounds.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (72PAC)

79 Disney just lost $186 million with SJW Orca Winfrey's latest bomb, 'A Wrinkle in Time'.

Us and worldwide gross was just a paltry $127 million.

Disney needs to get back to its roots - Disney Gay programming on ABC television.

Posted by: Surf & Turf at May 25, 2018 04:20 PM (pzRC2)

80 >>These are not the Jugs you are looking for.

>>But, they are some nice ones.

They'd be better if they were coming at chest height and not stomach height.

Gravity and time will not be kind to her.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2018 04:20 PM (/tuJf)

81 When I was a little manPlay-Doh came in a little canI was Star Wars' biggest fanBut now I'm stuck without a plan.
G.I. Joe was an Action ManShaggy drove the Mystery VanDevo was my favorite bandTake me back to my happy land.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at May 25, 2018 04:20 PM (9LIpg)

82 Disney has sure gone downhill since Little Mermaid. All for trying to get PC BS. I'm sure Walt is rolling over in his grave. Movies are for entertainment.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 25, 2018 04:20 PM (mpXpK)

83 61 Too bad we couldn't have a Sabine Wren movie, minus the bad haircut. Female, but at least a semi interesting character.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at May 25, 2018 04:17 PM (87ijN)


Yeah, but then they'd have to figure out how to ret-con Ezra Bridger back into the mix.
Yeah they got him lost in Space with Thrawn but still.

The sad thing is they had so many good stories written, and they didn't even try to use any of them.

Posted by: Iblis at May 25, 2018 04:21 PM (9221z)

84 Three out of four are Ones. That's not bad.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (xjiRE)



Only if the scale is 1 out of 100.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 04:21 PM (SiINZ)

85 Disney is all in on the Obama Doctrine ( Communist), of " Fundamentally Transforming America"....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:21 PM (zSVEm)

86 71 Thanks for covering this ace. I know it's not of interest to some of the news junkies here, but I find it fascinating. Culture is important. This particular story is very amusing to me.
Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (Hucnr)

Yep, all battles are important. It's going to take time to reduce the liberal stench of pop culture, but movies like this and TLJ's huge negative reception are a great sign.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:21 PM (72PAC)

87 Well,one reviewer said they didn't make the girls better than Han.That the first 90 minutes are pretty good (aside from the robot and Lando stuff)but in the last 40 minutes it is revealed that the super tough person they had run ins with is a petite female under the armor.Than they reveal that she is staring the Rebellion.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:21 PM (LiyEm)

88 >>Gravity and time will not be kind to her.


'A flower only blooms once, my dear. And you are running out of sunlight.' - Shit Grandma said to my Sister Vol I

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (di+2x)

89 Gravity and time will not be kind to her.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2018 04:20 PM (/tuJf)

Gravity and time are usually not kind to anyone unless you spend a lot of time at the gym and also have a lot of plastic surgery.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (vw6r3)

90 We'll see how much longer The Force is Female once Soylo gets done sharting box office failure all over the back of the toilet.

WHAT HAS DISNEY DONE WITH MY PENIS? Maybe I should change my name to the Receptivity David Hogg.

Posted by: the Force


FIFY

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (3oX+R)

91 >>>Soy Wars has not been popular in China.

Soy actually explains a lot of what is extant in China and Thailand.

Posted by: the Force at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (/qEW2)

92 "Soy Wars has not been popular in China."
They love Trump and especially The Goddess Ivanka. One Chinese man said that he couldn't understand why Trump is not popular in the US: "You used to love successful men." Of course the media leads him to believe no one admires that, but still.
So why would they love this SJW crap?

Posted by: PJ at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (qlTN9)

93 Ah, well, serves them right. Saw the horrid audience reviews for Last Jedi and went to see it anyhow. And it sucked COMPLETELY.

If the audience reviews for this were decent, I'd see it, but they are, again, horrid. Currently 54% on RT and if you do a quick survey yourself, you'll quickly see that it's only that high because RT is manipulating the numbers. They claim it counts as a "like" if you rate it 3.5 stars or better. Go count for yourself. Rarely do the reviews on one page add up to even 50%. Yet, somehow, when you aggregate them together, you get 54%.

Not sure how dumb they think people are. I'll wait and then, the day it comes out on BR, I'll torrent that sucker just to see how bad it really is. Not one red cent goes to Disney for this treachery

Posted by: deadrody at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (jsGbO)

94 Than they reveal that she is staring the Rebellion.

Stare mean, or stare curious?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (CPfoe)

95 That pic would be SOO much better were them broads topless.

Posted by: Sponge at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (F4u7C)

96 " Politics is downstream of a dumpster fire"... or something...

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (zSVEm)

97 After early previews Kathleen Kennedy announced that a Lando solo movie would be "next"

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (LiyEm)

98 ace some reviews are listed TWICE on RT because the publish on multiple platforms, 70 percent is a fake rating. Also be aware that Rotten Roommates screens out the lowest ratings, so for instance the actual audience rating for Last Jedi is actually 24 percent. I have Solo two stars just to make sure my review counted.

Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (Hucnr)

99 >>'A flower only blooms once, my dear. And you are running out of sunlight.' - Shit Grandma said to my Sister Vol I

I like Grandma.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (/tuJf)

100 >>They'd be better if they were coming at chest height and not stomach height.


Poor girl has a goofy body. Really short torso with HUGE CANS. HUGE. She needs jeans that ride lower.

Maybe some tanlines.

Also, a nose job.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (di+2x)

101 94 Starting wise guy

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (LiyEm)

102 >>Meanwhile, Lando's fucking a robot.




And in Rogue One they had the ancient practitioners of The Force be akin to being a couple of Buddhist monks, with a little bromance vibes.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (W+vEI)

103 95 That pic would be SOO much better were them broads topless.
Posted by: Sponge at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (F4u7C)

...get us an Episode X script by Monday.

Posted by: Desperate Disney Execs in Two Years at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (72PAC)

104 "most annoying character yet, beating out Rose Tico for that honor."==========Meeso thank goodness!

Posted by: Jar Jar Binks at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (0/B0s)

105 Star Wars must die.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (Y9uH4)

106 I thought The Force was gender-neutral.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 25, 2018 04:04 PM (uDcBt)



Midichlorians are kind of like yeast infections, IIRC.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (CPfoe)

107 If it took $300 million to make and they spend another $300 million marketing it, then after its estimated $700 million in worldwide revenues it will only lose $$400 million.

Hollywood math!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (NVmJr)

108

O/T - No little Hoggenfuhrer protestors at my local Publix. It was bidness as usual. No dead bodies.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (GdWl+)

109 98 EVS found one critics review that was actually of Deadpool 2

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (LiyEm)

110 I hate fucking robots.

Posted by: C3PO at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (CPfoe)

111 107 Because they caved.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (LiyEm)

112 seems this movie mostly just fucked the dog.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (gMim2)

113 They gendered the Force? Cis-hets!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 25, 2018 04:25 PM (RD7QR)

114 104 I rewatched Phantom Menace and Jar Jar made me chuckle a few times.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:25 PM (LiyEm)

115
Looks like the Force could stand to go on a diet and to devote some serious time to shaping up in the gym.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (NoLse)

116 From left to right...2,...1... tequila, 3

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (3c1uO)

117 they changed the line to "I've got a GREAT feeling about this," and I imagine they changed it because they really did have a bad feeling about this, and they didn't want to shine a light on that.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:18 PM (8rNrN)



Meh. They could have gone all in. "I've got a GREAT feeling about this, AND YOU WILL TOO!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (CPfoe)

118 Ethan Van Sciver, by the way, has declared that he can beat any 16 year old girl's ass, and he will fight any 16 year old girl who challenges him to prove this.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (8rNrN)

119 Plinkett has said it all about Star Wars...

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (zSVEm)

120 I remember a time when I might have cared about this.

But now I don't care, and I'm not even gonna watch it when it's free on cable in 6 month, like all the suk movies are.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (k1TUh)

121 Yeah, but then they'd have to figure out how to ret-con Ezra Bridger back into the mix.
Yeah they got him lost in Space with Thrawn but still.

The sad thing is they had so many good stories written, and they didn't even try to use any of them.


It really makes me think about the ending of Rebels. They went through all of this stuff, killing off Canan and sending Ezra and Thrawn out into the nether regions of the galaxy, to Protect Luke's Place in the Narrative... just in time for Rian Johnson to come along with The Last Jedi and destroy Luke's Place in the Narrative.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (87ijN)

122 In Episode VL, Tom Cruise will star as L. Rin Hubbard and he will clear all the robots.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 04:26 PM (NVmJr)

123
Tofu tough guys!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 04:27 PM (NoLse)

124 Houston police chief says he is "watching" Dana Loesch.She torches him(now THERE is a kick ass female)

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/297786/

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:27 PM (LiyEm)

125
Poor girl has a goofy body. Really short torso with HUGE CANS. HUGE. She needs jeans that ride lower.

Maybe some tanlines.

Also, a nose job.

Posted by: garrett

and bent over a table wearing a maid's outfit

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 25, 2018 04:27 PM (FZYNt)

126
I could barely make it through the Farce Awakens and watched about 10 minutes of the Last SJW Jedi. Justin Trudeau Jr and Mary Sue Jedi are just watchable. They have completely ruined what was once a fun movie series. Actually that only goes for the first three movies. The prequels were crap, but not SJW crap from what I remember.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 04:27 PM (SiINZ)

127 124 Houston police chief says he is "watching" Dana Loesch.She torches him(now THERE is a kick ass female)

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/297786/
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:27 PM (LiyEm)

How very Stasi of him.....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:27 PM (zSVEm)

128 O/T - No little Hoggenfuhrer protestors at my local Publix. It was bidness as usual. No dead bodies.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (GdWl+)


They cancelled it because Pubix caved.....

Posted by: Sponge at May 25, 2018 04:28 PM (F4u7C)

129 Little Jump Rope, some Makeup and a Vo5 Hot Oil Treatment and the one on the left could pass for a not quite young anymore Marcia Brady.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:28 PM (di+2x)

130 118 Shades of Andy Kaufman....

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:28 PM (LiyEm)

131 I rewatched Phantom Menace and Jar Jar made me chuckle a few times.
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:25 PM (LiyEm)


I rewatched it and Jar Jar is now totally ignorable but I wanted someone to punt that kid so hard.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 04:28 PM (y87Qq)

132 I don't care about these movies. I just want SJW Disney, the Axis of Evil, to fail.

Posted by: ace at May 25, 2018 04:28 PM (8rNrN)

133 I proudly wore my official "Soylo" shirt to work today.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 25, 2018 04:28 PM (NL6wI)

134
Soy Wars has not been popular in China.


Not even after adding that entirely gratuitous waster of oxygen female sack of suet with raisin eyes in The Least Jethead?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 04:29 PM (NoLse)

135 131 Yep,the kid is way worse than Jar Jar.I believe his life has been a train wreck since as well...

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:29 PM (LiyEm)

136 ." She needs jeans that ride lower."


Like off?

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 04:29 PM (3c1uO)

137 ...or, maybe try our Low Cal, No Carb alternative?

Posted by: Force Salesman at May 25, 2018 04:29 PM (di+2x)

138 You guys keep dissin Kathleen Kennedy's looks (no.3) and she is a no talent SWJ hack who hates fanbois and wants to destroy an historic male-centric franchise.

But she's really a 100,000,000 or more where her bank account is concerned. You can pick up all sorts of hot chicks with the credit card she gives you in your birthday present Ferrari.

Posted by: Keith at May 25, 2018 04:29 PM (USf3s)

139 Well, if that red carpet picture is accurate the force may be female but it is also fat.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (MTjB1)

140 >>I don't care about these movies.


I only care about the tits.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (di+2x)

141 The best Han Solo standalone stories I've read were written by Brian Daley shortly after Star Wars came out.

This Soylo crap...is insulting.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (G8hDY)

142 But she's really a 100,000,000 or more where her bank account is concerned. You can pick up all sorts of hot chicks with the credit card she gives you in your birthday present Ferrari.
Posted by: Keith at May




how do you know her net worth?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (MTjB1)

143 >>Ethan Van Sciver, by the way, has declared that he can beat any 16 year old girl's ass, and he will fight any 16 year old girl who challenges him to prove this.



His contempt for Rose Tico is amusing.

On a fashion blog covering the various dresses worn at The Last Jedi openings many Asian commenters were saying, "WTF, Disney? Why do we not get a pretty Asian character, we just get a homely girl for 'comedic' side stories?" So, Disney probably isn't pleasing the demographic the way they had hoped.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (W+vEI)

144 This is the most expensive Star Wars movie ever made, BTW.

Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (Hucnr)

145 The Force is Fat.... that would be an interesting Tshirt....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (zSVEm)

146 Well, if that red carpet picture is accurate the force may be female but it is also fat.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (MTjB1)


Tough crowd.....

Posted by: Sponge at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (F4u7C)

147 But she's really a 100,000,000 or more where her bank account is concerned. You can pick up all sorts of hot chicks with the credit card she gives you in your birthday present Ferrari.


Okay. I'll date her.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (CPfoe)

148 Just from an arc standpoint it makes no sense.

Han in the original films is in his early 30's, this story set s Han in his mid twenties, so we are to believe that Han became this notorious and galaxy spanning pirate/smuggler in less than a decade?

Makes no fucking sense.

It would have made more sense if Han was shanghied into a world of smuggling and piracy at very early age and brought up into that world before he decided he had enough and wanted to go his own way.

But as usual, Hollywood has zero imagination.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (UfMVm)

149 Let it die.

Disney killing Star Wars would be an awesome fulfillment of Leftist Corruption as destiny.

Throwing all that money away destroying the biggest franchise in history in pursuit of Leftist Identity Politics would be like a pop culture (and corporate) version of Venezuela. Maybe THIS would get through the jellybrains of some people.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (oVJmc)

150 Kathleen Kennedy really has no idea what she's doing. She spent most of her career as an assistant to Steven Spielberg. Now in charge, the only idea she has is to make every 90 pound girl a UFC champion-level badass and make random characters gay (or "pansexual").



Sounds like a receipt for success on putting out good movies

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (SiINZ)

151 They should remake Fantastic Voyage where Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon,
and Shep Smith get shrunk down and injected into a body and explore the
rectum.

They can call it Fabulous Voyage...

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (O5Q3r)

152 Ever see a chick wearing boxing gloves flailing away ineffectually at a heavy bag?
Then you've seen 99.999% of women in a "kickbox" class.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (koNhm)

153 The Force is no excuse for not getting in a little Cardio now and then, Ladies.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (di+2x)

154 >>I don't care about these movies.

I only care about the tits.
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (di+2x)


And this ashtray... and this paddle game. Just the tits, the ashtray, and the paddle game...

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (y87Qq)

155 On a fashion blog covering the various dresses worn at The Last Jedi openings many Asian commenters were saying, "WTF, Disney? Why do we not get a pretty Asian character, we just get a homely girl for 'comedic' side stories?" So, Disney probably isn't pleasing the demographic the way they had hoped.


Well, that's $18 in merchandise sales that Disney left on the table.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (CPfoe)

156 Those chicks in the picture are half-right - the force isn't female but it is gay as hell.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (RPXrN)

157 Poor girl has a goofy body. Really short torso with HUGE CANS. HUGE. She needs jeans that ride lower.

Maybe some tanlines.

---


AtC??

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (3oX+R)

158 Wow,one of my first comments was almost exactly what ace said in the piece.Probably should have read it first...

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (LiyEm)

159 Happy Hour waits for no man.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (/tuJf)

160 My 14 year old daughter loves the Star Wars series, I'll go with her because it's something she still wants to do with me as my cool factor decreases weekly. I have to take every chance I can get to be with her.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (3c1uO)

161 Yes, the Force is Female...

Which is why the Male Jedi Masters keep ending up living in Hovels... in swamps and Deserts... with no real Possessions....

Because the Force got it all in the Divorce...

Posted by: Obi Don Quixote at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (NgKpN)

162 I soy-led myself.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (ATVNj)

163 151 They should remake Fantastic Voyage where Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon,
and Shep Smith get shrunk down and injected into a body and explore the
rectum.

They can call it Fabulous Voyage...
Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (O5Q3r)

Makes me kind of want to see a Lost in Space version with Bill Kristol and fellow cucks after a cruise gone wrong.

They'd be dead in an episode, but it'd be one hell of an episode.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (72PAC)

164 how do you know her net worth?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (MTjB1)

Pillow talk, while I'm filing down her corns for some afterplay

Posted by: Keith at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (USf3s)

165 Next project is a remake of Die Hard.

In this version, Holly beats up and kills 13 terrorists, lead by a billionaire capitalist playboy nazi named Ronsald Dump. While John broods to his fellow hostages about racial discrimination at chain coffee shops, the subtle tyranny of the bourgeoise class, and the political viewpoints of midsize supermarkets, Holly singlehandedly throws Rons off of Dump Tower with her signature catch phrase "Yippee metoo-ki-yay, Pussygrabber".

After they get out of the building, instead of ickily punching Deputy Chief Robinson, John shits on a random cop car.

Victory for the proletariat! The smash hit of the Summer!

Posted by: Mega at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (rv0Fo)

166 Ever see a chick wearing boxing gloves flailing away ineffectually at a heavy bag?


Actually, I'm picturing Bill Kristol.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (CPfoe)

167 Note: Real news below. But I want to put this up before everyone blows home for the day.

thanks. i actually get off work just before the showtime for the last 3d matinee and drive by the theater on my way home.

appreciate you thinking of me.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (v3pYe)

168 This story would have made me angry 20 years ago as Solo had been my favorite character in the Star Wars story line.

10 years ago it would have made me slightly sad as it would me that the franchise was in danger of dying and would take the extended universe novels with it.

Now? I wish I could be happy that Disney has shit the bed with this.

I saw the first movie more then 30 times in 1977. I was a huge fan.

I think for the franchise it is even worse that I care more about the weather in San Francisco last Thursday then I care about how any Star Wars movie does. They are irrelevant.

Posted by: Big V at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (ZvLtE)

169 In the future, smashing into cars and missing the sidewalk by a mile will be considered "good parking."
True fact.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (koNhm)

170 IMO The root problem with Solo is that the premise is lazy shit. Look, a bunch of remarks made in Star Wars and Empire that give name to some of Solo's past and make him interesting does not make a compelling case for filling in the details with a movie of its own. We already knew Solo won the Falcon from Lando - the minutiae was not just unnecessary, but doesn't live up to one's own imagination.
Anyways, Star Wars was dead to me when the idiots decided it was a good idea to use three movies and nearly 8 hours of screen time to tell the Darth Vader origin story. *facepalm*

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at May 25, 2018 04:34 PM (0/B0s)

171
Antibiotic-resistant midichlamydia will be the ruin of all space bordelos between here and Alderan!

You have been warned!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 04:34 PM (NoLse)

172 But as usual, Hollywood has zero imagination.

And no respect for REAL writing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 04:34 PM (oVJmc)

173 It's not that I don't want to be a fan of Star Wars. Disney doesn't want me to be a fan of Star Wars.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at May 25, 2018 04:34 PM (9LIpg)

174 I don't care about these movies.

I only care about the tits.
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:30 PM (di+2x)

And this ashtray... and this paddle game. Just the tits, the ashtray, and the paddle game...
Posted by: hogmartin


And jerky. Tits, ashtray, paddle game & jerky.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 04:34 PM (3oX+R)

175 Ever see a chick wearing boxing gloves flailing away ineffectually at a heavy bag?

The really sad part is that they usually have them on upside down.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2018 04:34 PM (RPXrN)

176 Folks, I saw it today and enjoyed it, FWIW (I went in with low expectations). It was just a straight up action flick and I thought Ehrenreich and Glover captured the essence of the characters.

Straight up? So there were actually straight characters in it?

And was the eponymous character actually the main character of the flick? Or did it devolve into annoying PC bullshit distractions? Just because they throw in some action doesn't mean it's a "straight up action flick". Are the annoying PC distractions enough to ruin the flick for someone who just wants an entertaining action flick?

Posted by: the Force at May 25, 2018 04:35 PM (/qEW2)

177 Houston police chief says he is "watching" Dana Loesch.She torches him(now THERE is a kick ass female)

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/297786/
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:27 PM (LiyEm)



Has she gotten a restraining order against the wanker?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 04:35 PM (SiINZ)

178 >>The really sad part is that they usually have them on upside down.


Well, it's confusing.

They have to put them on Front to Back.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:36 PM (di+2x)

179 Doesn't Disney also do the Marvel movies?

The meeting of Han and Chewie seems to mirror the meeting of Thor and Hulk in Thor Ragnorok.


They are so out of ideas they even have to recycle them between franchises.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 04:36 PM (G8hDY)

180 ut as usual, Hollywood has zero imagination.

And no respect for REAL writing.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 04:34 PM (oVJmc)

But what about Iron Man 8 or Fast and Furious 10? Certainly those are better than Casablanca or Dr. Zhivago amirite?

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 04:36 PM (n13/j)

181 >>It would have made more sense if Han was shanghied into a world of smuggling and piracy at very early age and brought up into that world before he decided he had enough and wanted to go his own way.

But as usual, Hollywood has zero imagination.





I wouldn't say that....

Posted by: Peter Quill a/k/a Star Lord at May 25, 2018 04:36 PM (W+vEI)

182 Titties and beer. And the occasional vodka or whisky.

Posted by: Sponge at May 25, 2018 04:36 PM (F4u7C)

183 Any bets on how long it will take before the force is transgender?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 25, 2018 04:37 PM (rdl6o)

184 114 104 I rewatched Phantom Menace and Jar Jar made me chuckle a few times."

Especially when I think about how much he reminds me of Obama.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 04:37 PM (k1TUh)

185 Boba Fett, the Gay Blade.
Summer 2020.

Posted by: wooga at May 25, 2018 04:37 PM (CBwKQ)

186 Soy Wars has not been popular in China. But Soylo just bombed worst than most in its opening night in China -- only $120,000 for midnight screenings in all of China, a nation of a billion and a half, according to a Chinese film industry analyst


This is key. Overseas box office revenues are a yuuge thing for the movie industry these days. For these big budget blockbuster films, the Chinese audience can make or break it. Kind of ironic if Red China succeeds at getting Red Hollywood to tone down the SJW leftist propagandizing.

Posted by: Hands at May 25, 2018 04:37 PM (EzdLW)

187 179 Doesn't Disney also do the Marvel movies?

- - - -

Disney owns Marvel now, but as far as I know, Kevin Feige and the crew that have been running the MCU are still relatively autonomous.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:37 PM (72PAC)

188

Next movie will by Hogg Wars! Watch brave David Hogg attempt to confiscate blasters across the galaxy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 04:37 PM (SiINZ)

189 What about that slave dancer in Return of the Jedi? Doesn't SHE rate a movie too????

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 04:38 PM (G8hDY)

190
Yes, the Force is Female...

Which is why the Male Jedi Masters keep ending up living in Hovels... in swamps and Deserts... with no real Possessions....

Because the Force got it all in the Divorce...

Posted by: Obi Don Quixote at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (NgKpN)






*snort*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 25, 2018 04:38 PM (XWkhW)

191


Poor girl has a goofy body. Really short torso with HUGE CANS.


HE HATES THESE CANS!

STAY AWAY FROM THE CANS!

Posted by: Navin Johnson at May 25, 2018 04:38 PM (oVJmc)

192 184LOL true,he even makes it to the Senate...

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:38 PM (LiyEm)

193 I'm saving my money for Leia: The Puberty Years

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:38 PM (CPfoe)

194 145 The Force is Fat.... that would be an interesting Tshirt....

all the more midichlorians to force choke you with.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 25, 2018 04:39 PM (v3pYe)

195 Haven't watched a Star Wars flick since they ran that Jar Jar Binks clown at me.

Way to ruin a franchise.

Idiots.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at May 25, 2018 04:39 PM (jWe5r)

196 I think Marvel is going to fuck it up too.They will start adding the SJW versions of the characters.They can't help themselves.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:39 PM (LiyEm)

197 The force is gay for pay.

Posted by: wooga at May 25, 2018 04:40 PM (CBwKQ)

198 "This is key. Overseas box office revenues are a yuuge thing for the movie industry these days. "


Not always. Orca's "A Wrinkle in Time" only brought in $31 million globally.


"Globally, not just here in North America, but worldwide, Wrinkle grossed just $127 million. After tanking out at $96 million domestically, a Disney movie starring Oprah Winfrey was only able to gross an additional $31 million in 20-plus other countries."

Posted by: Surf & Turf at May 25, 2018 04:40 PM (pzRC2)

199 BTW just flat left a non political sports blog I have been frequenting for years because they decided to do a poltical post against the new NFL policy.No comment,no nothing just deleted it from my bookmarks.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:41 PM (LiyEm)

200 195

Haven't watched a Star Wars flick since they ran that Jar Jar Binks clown at me.

Way to ruin a franchise.

Idiots.
Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at May 25, 2018 04:39 PM (jWe5r)

I watched that crapfest, with the snot nosed kid and the frog people.... oh, and the robots, always with the robots.... what a joke of a movie...

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:41 PM (zSVEm)

201
145 The Force is Fat.... that would be an interesting Tshirt....


The Force is Bitchy and Retaining Water - Are You Not Entertained?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 04:41 PM (NoLse)

202 STAY AWAY FROM THE CANS!
Posted by: Navin Johnson at May 25, 2018 04:38 PM (oVJmc)


Let's see if we can get more The Jerk quotes than Star Wars quotes in this here Star Wars thread, people. We can make this happen. Godspeed.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 04:41 PM (y87Qq)

203 150 Kathleen Kennedy really has no idea what she's doing. She spent most of her career as an assistant to Steven Spielberg. Now in charge, the only idea she has is to make every 90 pound girl a UFC champion-level badass and make random characters gay (or "pansexual").



Sounds like a receipt for success on putting out good movies
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (SiINZ)

Just had a great one happen in the Sword Fighting community...

Guy who was a National Champion a few years ago, was in a 'fun' tournament... and was matched against a female fencer.

She made some comment about how 'his sword was longer'....

So.... he dropped his sword... picked up a dagger... to even things out and make it more of a challenge. He then proceeded to 'kill' her.. and then go on to win the Tourney...

Instead of learning from the situation... she proceeded to bitch in a Female only fencing forum about how 'he was arrogant, and she felt slighted'...


You can't win with these folks... if you treat them as equals they bitch... if you give them a chance they bitch... and if you don't let them play... they bitch...

Posted by: Obi Don Quixote at May 25, 2018 04:41 PM (NgKpN)

204 What about that slave dancer in Return of the Jedi? Doesn't SHE rate a movie too????


"A promising career in vaudeville, tragically interrupted when she was kidnapped by a giant slug"

Yeah. It could work.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 04:42 PM (CPfoe)

205 196 I think Marvel is going to fuck it up too.They will start adding the SJW versions of the characters.They can't help themselves.
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:39 PM (LiyEm)

Unfortunately I think you're correct.

I love the MCU, and it's basically replaced Star Wars for me, but they won't be able to resist the BS for long.

Avengers 4 might be it for me, go out on a high note.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 25, 2018 04:42 PM (72PAC)

206 Han and Chewy in the shower?

We're talking butt stuff, yes?

Posted by: Megyn Kelly at May 25, 2018 04:42 PM (DuAZ5)

207 "Sharting box office failure all over the back of the toilet"...

LMAO.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2018 04:42 PM (DdV1P)

208 Even EA/Dice have ruined Star Wars games.

Posted by: CDR M at May 25, 2018 04:43 PM (b888X)

209 I hope that Solo is better than I expect it to be, but by now I think everyone knows that Disney doesn't know how to handle the Star Wars product. They're ruining the brand.

They will start adding the SJW versions of the characters.They can't help themselves.

According to Feige, they're already looking at doing so with Muslim Ms Marvel, one of their lowest-selling titles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2018 04:44 PM (39g3+)

210 The Force gets bitchy one week a month?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 04:44 PM (xQfPr)

211 And I don't need one other thing, except my dog.

[Jar Jar growls at me]


I don't need my dog.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at May 25, 2018 04:45 PM (0/B0s)

212 Han blew his wad first!

Posted by: margaret chobot at May 25, 2018 04:46 PM (Evws/)

213 I just had a thought, ace. Isn't the "coercion" tactic from yesterday's post the game that Republicans have been running on us for years?

Be thieving liberal bastards but every fifth time or so give us a taste of red meat so we keep coming back "just in case" and it "beats the alternative"? Dunno maybe that's just Pavlov.

Posted by: Mega at May 25, 2018 04:47 PM (rv0Fo)

214 @57 They should remake Fantastic Voyage where Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Shep Smith get shrunk down and injected into a body and explore the rectum.
---------------------

If you're feeling like it hasn't been long enough since you needed brain bleach, and if you're not at work, then go to YouTube and search for ' South Park Stick of Truth Snuke'.

Absolutely, positively NSFW! Also not safe for your sanity!

You have been warned!

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 04:47 PM (zOFlX)

215 You think those red carpet jedis could maybe use a light saber for some body sculpting? Would that work?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 04:47 PM (MTjB1)

216 The Rag be with you.

Posted by: margaret chobot at May 25, 2018 04:47 PM (Evws/)

217 Even EA/Dice have ruined Star Wars games.
Posted by: CDR M at May 25, 2018 04:43 PM (b888X)


Not until they break into my house and steal my xbox and copy of Knights of the Old Republic.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 04:47 PM (y87Qq)

218 I know this was mentioned earlier but it belongs in a Soyboy thread.:The most unexpected (and welcome) guest at your next cookout:Carrot Dogs

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/297759/

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 04:48 PM (LiyEm)

219 210 The Force gets bitchy one week a month?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 04:44 PM (xQfPr)

They argue until they cry, make up, and then they all jump on one and stab her to death.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2018 04:48 PM (DdV1P)

220 only $120,000 for midnight screenings in all of China, a nation of a billion and a half

Well, 90% of China doesn't go to the movies at all; the smog makes it hard to see the screen.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2018 04:49 PM (JGBbg)

221 Muslim woman superhero?

I would think wearing a hijab would be sort of dangerous for a superheroine. Wouldn't it make the evil characters more likely to strangle her with it?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 04:49 PM (vw6r3)

222 How do you get midi-chlorians out of a blue dress?

Posted by: Princess Monica Lewinski Organa at May 25, 2018 04:51 PM (ATVNj)

223
I know this was mentioned earlier but it belongs in a Soyboy thread.:The
most unexpected (and welcome) guest at your next cookout:Carrot Dogs

It figures that the Washington Fucking Post would think this was a good idea.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 04:52 PM (O5Q3r)

224 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

The failed presidential candidate said that the social media platform is the largest source of news in the world, and she'd like to be in charge of it.

... and I want to do an even better job of destroying the Earth

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at May 25, 2018 04:52 PM (e8kgV)

225 "Han blew his wad first!"

and so it began

Posted by: Human Wookie Hybrid at May 25, 2018 04:53 PM (Tnijr)

226 On SJW robots: I am all for it, if it means we no longer have SJW people. You can shut off a robot.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 04:14 PM (I2dne)
----
Well, it's actually pretty easy to turn off people, too.

Turning 'em back on is the hard part. Christians say it's been done once, though.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2018 04:53 PM (UiRxW)

227 @217
Not until they break into my house and steal my xbox and copy of Knights of the Old Republic.
---------------------

I'm guessng you don't want to hear about what they've been doing with The Old Republic.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 04:54 PM (zOFlX)

228 225 "Han blew his wad first!"

and so it began
_______________________________

Han job?

Posted by: Princess Monica Lewinski Organa at May 25, 2018 04:54 PM (ATVNj)

229 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

Is the Clinton Crime family going to bump off Marky Z.?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 04:54 PM (vw6r3)

230 Instead of learning from the situation... she proceeded to bitch in a Female only fencing forum about how 'he was arrogant, and she felt slighted'...

I imagine he "felt slighted" by having an opponent who didn't belong in the tournament and was wasting his and the entire tourney's time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2018 04:54 PM (39g3+)

231 When do I get my backstory?

Posted by: Kyle Lowrent at May 25, 2018 04:54 PM (Tnijr)

232 So the next movie is Soyba Fett?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 04:55 PM (jDqdz)

233 I thought this brand was ruined like 5 or so movies ago. I guess I am not their demo. Saw a bumper sticker the other day it said "Support the Troops" and pictured a line of Storm Troopers. I guess that guy is their demo.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 04:55 PM (n13/j)

234 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SAYING THE FORCE DOES THINGS THAT WOMEN STEREOTYPICALLY DO ALSO I HAVE DISCARDED MY FLESH CARCASS AND TRANSCENDED BOTH TIME AND SPACE AND CEASED TO BE MERELY HUMAN

Posted by: ɹǝƃɹǝqsıןɥʇǝoɹ uǝq at May 25, 2018 04:55 PM (y87Qq)

235 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook



Is the Clinton Crime family going to bump off Marky Z.?

Yeah? Well I ain't no bandleader!

Posted by: Marky Z at May 25, 2018 04:55 PM (O5Q3r)

236 And was the eponymous character actually the main character of the flick? Or did it devolve into annoying PC bullshit distractions? Just because they throw in
some action doesn't mean it's a "straight up action flick". Are the annoying PC distractions enough to ruin the flick for someone who just wants an entertaining action flick?
Posted by: the Force at May 25, 2018 04:35 PM (/qEW2)
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I personally didn't feel it was PC. Q'ira was not a kickazz chick. Lando did not fuk the robot. I could have done without the freckle-faced waif rebel leader at the end, but I hate earnest do-gooders because I'm an awful person.

If you want to be angry at a movie you haven't seen, then go right ahead.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 04:55 PM (qJtVm)

237 ...once Soylo gets done sharting box office failure all over the back of the toilet.

You're never too far from poetry at AoS...

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2018 04:56 PM (w1zJX)

238 @221
I would think wearing a hijab would be sort of dangerous for a superheroine. Wouldn't it make the evil characters more likely to strangle her with it
------------------

NO HIJABS!

Posted by: Edna Mode at May 25, 2018 04:56 PM (zOFlX)

239 235 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook
______________________________________

In charge of cybersecurity?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2018 04:56 PM (ATVNj)

240 They still make star wars movies? I thought the last one was in the early '80s.

Posted by: Fritz at May 25, 2018 04:56 PM (J7XgW)

241 I'm guessng you don't want to hear about what they've been doing with The Old Republic.
Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 04:54 PM (zOFlX)


If it's anything worse than KotOR II being slightly garbage, then nah, I'm good not knowing.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 04:57 PM (y87Qq)

242 Are my eyes really getting that bad or is Ben upside down?

Posted by: f'd at May 25, 2018 04:57 PM (Tnijr)

243 102 And in Rogue One they had the ancient practitioners of The Force be akin to being a couple of Buddhist monks, with a little bromance vibes.

hmm. i was under the impression that they were the ones who didn't quite make the grade, but hung around the temple anyway doing grunt work like running the projectors and guarding the doors.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 25, 2018 04:57 PM (v3pYe)

244 I'm in my early 80s.

Posted by: Harrison Ford at May 25, 2018 04:57 PM (ATVNj)

245 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

Yeah, you wanted to be President, too.

Posted by: Mark Zuckleberry at May 25, 2018 04:57 PM (w1zJX)

246 I don't know why anyone would make prequels. Audience members, going into the theatre, know that none of the characters are in any real danger, since they're in the original movie.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 25, 2018 04:58 PM (l9m7l)

247 Without the helmet, D. Vader looked like Uncle Fester.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 04:58 PM (RuIsu)

248 the left ruins everything.



ruining hollywood is like a snake eating its tail.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 04:58 PM (MTjB1)

249 Shouldn't it be "The Force Is Feminine"? Cause "the Force" isn't actually a person. Lucas is way too West Coast Cool for that.

Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2018 04:58 PM (QE8X6)

250 234 you owe me a dry keyboard

Posted by: the Butcher at May 25, 2018 04:58 PM (DIosY)

251 I don't see it talked about much, but they alienated a lot of fans even before they started this empowerment bullshit by discarding the entire Extended Universe library so they could toss in their agenda. Some of the Aaron Alston, Stackhouse, even the Denning stuff was pretty good...and actually made sense when attached to the original trilogy. Some of the books were extremely good (I, Jedi). Some sucked, but at least were entertaining. And Lando didn't fuck lizards or buckets or whatever a pansexual sticks it in.

Posted by: Orson at May 25, 2018 04:58 PM (gYUPt)

252 >>>I think Marvel is going to fuck it up too.They will start adding the SJW versions of the characters.They can't help themselves.

steevy, Kevin Fegie knows this, that's why he's wrapping up the first 10 years of Marvel with a symbolic "ending" in the form of Avengers 3 and 4.

Posted by: Lando Calrisian officially at May 25, 2018 04:59 PM (q177U)

253 ALSO I HAVE DISCARDED MY FLESH CARCASS AND TRANSCENDED BOTH TIME AND SPACE AND CEASED TO BE MERELY HUMAN
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Amazing. Lol x2.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2018 04:59 PM (UiRxW)

254 the force has penis envy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 04:59 PM (MTjB1)

255 This is the best Star Wars film this year!
This is the finest Stars film since Last Jedi! (seriously, Rotten Tomatoes actually has that as a headline)
This is the best Star Wars film starring Alden Ehrenreich!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2018 04:59 PM (39g3+)

256 The woke robot is the very worst part. The franchise can't help itself at this point.

I found it diverting and forgettable ... less PC than The Last Jedi for sure ... but also unnecessary.

Posted by: Christian Toto at May 25, 2018 04:59 PM (GppXG)

257 Without the helmet, D. Vader looked like Uncle Fester.
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https://tinyurl.com/ybpfmg46

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 05:00 PM (qJtVm)

258 BIGGS: the story of Biggs Darklighter, real hero of A New Hope, coming in 2021!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2018 05:00 PM (39g3+)

259 The force is for pussies. Real men use blasters.

Posted by: Hans Olo at May 25, 2018 05:00 PM (Tnijr)

260 Lando did not fuk the robot.
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I'm "fully functional" IYKWIM... I'll peg Shep the next time he makes landfall.

Posted by: margaret chobot at May 25, 2018 05:01 PM (Evws/)

261 Took the kids 16 17 to it last night. Fortunately it was at a Cinemark theatre with leather recliners and a full bar. Way too long. OK movie but the actor who plays Solo is a Tom Cruise-esque midget. Looks tiny next to the towering 5'10" Woody.

I hated spending the money but it is a tradition with the High School age kids. Did I mention it was too freakin' long. 9:40 movie 3 miles away and we got home at 12:40 AM. Most likely my final payment to the Disney dynasty as the kids will be in college for the next abomination and they can go without me.

Posted by: Timon at May 25, 2018 05:01 PM (NTM5E)

262 >>Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook


That is just so perfect. Of course she says Facebook, because she would have all that real-time surveillance, all that personal data to mine, all those user she could bombard with her preferred narratives, and then use it to get more power, make more money.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 05:02 PM (W+vEI)

263 Shouldn't it be "The Force Is Feminine"?

Wrong time of the month for that shit, buddy!

Posted by: The Female Force at May 25, 2018 05:02 PM (QxXRY)

264 The star wars universe won't be complete with Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks in supporting roles.

Posted by: Fritz at May 25, 2018 05:02 PM (J7XgW)

265 Those grrrlzzzz are not 90 pounds

Just saying

Posted by: LASue


The second one is.

In her bra!

Posted by: Jim Carrey, as Fletcher Reede at May 25, 2018 05:03 PM (JGBbg)

266 originally the woke robot was supposed to have a threesome with c3pio and r2d2.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:03 PM (MTjB1)

267 der. with = without

Posted by: Fritz at May 25, 2018 05:03 PM (J7XgW)

268 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook





That is just so perfect. Of course she says Facebook, because she
would have all that real-time surveillance, all that personal data to
mine, all those user she could bombard with her preferred narratives,
and then use it to get more power, make more money.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2018 05:02 PM (W+vEI)

And still many conservatives would stick with the platform as essential.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 05:04 PM (n13/j)

269 originally the woke robot was supposed to have a threesome with c3pio and r2d2.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:03 PM (MTjB1)

I C what you did there. But C+ wanted more action so he added one more.

Posted by: Lando Calrisian officially at May 25, 2018 05:05 PM (q177U)

270
215 You think those red carpet jedis could maybe use a light saber for some body sculpting? Would that work?

a heavy saber might be more appropriate.

i denounce myself.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 25, 2018 05:05 PM (v3pYe)

271 I don't know why anyone would make prequels. Audience members, going into the theatre, know that none of the characters are in any real danger, since they're in the original movie.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


Same.

Prequels have strikes against them going in; there's no mystery, no danger. Part of what makes genre films fun is that anything could happen, but not with a prequel.

The writer is stuck on a track and isn't ever going to be able to go outside of it.

And it kind of violates Hemingway's story principle; 90% of good story is 'under the water' - not explicitly told.

It's not really making the story more interesting, you're just revealing more of what really didn't need to be told.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 25, 2018 05:05 PM (LNPd9)

272 I would think wearing a hijab would be sort of
dangerous for a superheroine. Wouldn't it make the evil characters more
likely to strangle her with it?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 04:49 PM (vw6r3)

NO HAJIB!!

Posted by: Edna Mode at May 25, 2018 05:06 PM (NTM5E)

273
224 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

The failed presidential candidate said that the social media platform is the largest source of news in the world, and she'd like to be in charge of it.


Trump should buy it and freeze her out of the opportunity.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 05:06 PM (NoLse)

274 Even Kennedys who aren't "The Kennedys" just suck.

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 05:07 PM (ANIFC)

275 "Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook "

She wanted to be President of the United States too.

Posted by: f'd at May 25, 2018 05:08 PM (Tnijr)

276 I'm nestling my testicles in the Force at this very moment.

Posted by: Han Soylo at May 25, 2018 05:08 PM (J7XgW)

277 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook
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And I want world peace. I don't think either of us is going to get what we want.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:08 PM (oMtOd)

278 All the original Star Wars characters are dead or the actors who played them are.

What they're trying to sell is a completely 'new' set of characters or to rehash a few like Soylo with new actors.

But the emotional ties there with the longtime fans? Gone.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:09 PM (oVJmc)

279 originally the woke robot was supposed to have a threesome with c3pio and r2d2.
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Like I'd touch one of those penisbots!

Posted by: margaret chobot at May 25, 2018 05:09 PM (Evws/)

280 Star Wars is only Mystery School religion wrapped up in a story. It's always been overrated (the original trilogy) and now it's pure propaganda and social engineering.

And now they killed the best characters in Han and Chewy because of course they did.

And who gives a shit about a Boba Fett movie.

Die Disney, Die.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:10 PM (9acFt)

281 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook


The only thing Hillary has ever run well is her pantyhose.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:10 PM (oVJmc)

282

Sorry to be the OT boy today:

Today, the Borzoi Club of America awarded Her Majesty their 2018 AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Medallion.

"This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club."

Can't imagine a more worthy recipient.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 05:10 PM (Qk7Tb)

283 90-pound bad-ass female all-conquering warriors doesn't seem so strange in a franchise that features "light sabers" when guys can shoot each other from miles away with their photon blasters. It was always just a way to get sword-fighting into the movies like the beloved swashbucklers of old. Although Mark Hamill isn't exactly Errol Flynn.

Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2018 05:10 PM (QE8X6)

284 Like I'd touch one of those penisbots!
Posted by: margaret chobot at May




well, before margaret cho was lesbian she apparently was known for being very amenable to providing favors.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:11 PM (MTjB1)

285 And who gives a shit about a Boba Fett movie.

Boba Fett isn't a character, he's a costume.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:11 PM (oVJmc)

286 Killary as Fakebook CEO would be classic.

"And I'll sell your information, and yours and yours. You go girl.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 05:11 PM (LH8Hn)

287 280 Chewy is alive but kind of pathetic without Han

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 05:11 PM (LiyEm)

288 Let the Wookie have the Loofa.

Posted by: Lando at May 25, 2018 05:12 PM (axuXF)

289 >>> Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

This has to be Fake News. Right?

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:12 PM (9acFt)

290 The failed presidential candidate said that the social media platform is the largest source of news in the world, and she'd like to be in charge of it.

Here's our chance to be rid of Facebook.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2018 05:13 PM (nBBdT)

291
The nice thing about Soylo is that he'll fondle our balls

without us having to go thru that lame dog competition stuff.


Posted by: Show Dogs at May 25, 2018 05:13 PM (9q7Dl)

292 >> Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook


Macedonian Content Farmville

Posted by: Lando at May 25, 2018 05:13 PM (axuXF)

293 Wow, Hadrian! Congrats to your wife. That's wonderful.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (oMtOd)

294 >>>Boba Fett isn't a character, he's a costume.<<<
They plan on make Boba Fetta the first transplatform AI with bidirectional exhaust manifold.

Posted by: Han Soylo at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (J7XgW)

295 They made the Tampax run in 8 parsexs.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (3c1uO)

296 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

I bet she does. Just imagine what she could do with all that data and personal information on a billion people.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (xjiRE)

297 known for being very amenable to providing favors.
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That's for the prequel.

Posted by: margaret chobot at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (Evws/)

298 OT but I finally got to meet a moron!! NaCly and his sweet wife came by my event today! Any Kansas City area morons, if you don't have much going on tomorrow come by and see me!!! Now I have met one I want to meet more!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (dUJdY)

299
What is it that makes the force female? boobs or vag.

Either way, you feel the force. Feel it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (r+sAi)

300 @278

It's even more sinister than that.

The are using the Star Wars stories to slipstream their SJW bullshit into the culture Trojan Horse style.

They did the same shit with Mad Max.

Nobody is going to see an Imperator Furiosa flick but people will see a new Mad Max and then BAM you get a supine disposable Max and a kickass world beater chick.

These people are evil.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 25, 2018 05:16 PM (UfMVm)

301 And who gives a shit about a Boba Fett movie.

Posted by: Monk

Unless it stars MC Chris, it will suck bantha cock by choice.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:16 PM (f3MDZ)

302 http://bit.ly/2LuReaf
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Michael Sheridan on Twitter: "INCOMING!!!! More Halper Contract Info! Last Payment September 2016"

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 05:16 PM (y3aQB)

303 I suposed Hillary could find some way to do some ever so subtle threatening of Mark Zuckerberg (Give me a high position at your company or I'll get you killed!) but I don't think he'd hand over being CEO to her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:16 PM (vw6r3)

304 Jewells, that's great! Salty is one of the few Morons I've met. Isn't he a sweety? Wish I had met Mrs. Salty but she wasn't here.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:16 PM (oMtOd)

305 Saw TLJ on an airplane. After about an hour, I caught myself looking at the Emergency Exit and wondering how much force it would take to throw that handle...

Posted by: Gridlock at May 25, 2018 05:17 PM (VCSKZ)

306 Hadrian, Congratulations! Can't wait to hear how Finn does.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 05:17 PM (LH8Hn)

307 What is it that makes the force female? boobs or vag.

Either way, you feel the force. Feel it.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

If you have enough midiclorians, the Force will let you grab it by the pussy.

Posted by: Donny Wan Trumpnobi at May 25, 2018 05:17 PM (f3MDZ)

308 They made the Tampax run in 8 parsexs.
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I was leaking oil all over!

Posted by: margaret chobot at May 25, 2018 05:17 PM (Evws/)

309 I suposed Hillary could find some way to do some ever so subtle threatening of Mark Zuckerberg (Give me a high position at your company or I'll get you killed!) but I don't think he'd hand over being CEO to her.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:16 PM

Nah, her style is more like. Make a big donation to my "charity" cough cough, or I'll have you disappeared.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 05:18 PM (3c1uO)

310 Salty is one of the few Morons I've met.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:16 PM (oMtOd)

You're a Red Sox fan.

I'm sure you have met lots of morons.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2018 05:18 PM (wYseH)

311 Yes he is bluebell and he mentioned he had met you. Had only nice things to say

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2018 05:18 PM (dUJdY)

312 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

I want to be the closer for the Red Sox.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 05:19 PM (O5Q3r)

313 282---
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 05:10 PM (Qk7Tb)
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That is really a nice award. Actually means something.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 05:19 PM (0jtPF)

314 290 The failed presidential candidate said that the social media platform is the largest source of news in the world, and she'd like to be in charge of it.

Here's our chance to be rid of Facebook.
Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2018 05:13 PM (nBBdT)

The Unprotected class needs to hurry up and wake the fuck up so she and her ilk can serve out their remaining days on GITMO in a padded cell to premvent this nightmare from happening.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:19 PM (9acFt)

315 Second from the left has a lot more force than the others in that pic.

Posted by: Make Katy Perry Stop Murdering Nuns! at May 25, 2018 05:19 PM (yNlrm)

316 I'm sure you have met lots of morons.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2018 05:18 PM (wYseH)
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Hey! That's not true. I've never met a single Yankees fan.

At least, none that would admit to it.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:19 PM (oMtOd)

317 The Force is female.

And if you have a lot of midichlorians, the Force lets you grab it by the p***y.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2018 05:19 PM (JGBbg)

318 >>>232 So the next movie is Soyba Fett?

Boba Fetch

Posted by: wooga at May 25, 2018 05:20 PM (CBwKQ)

319 Bobba Fett was born female but had the transformation operation. He forgot to mention that when they picked him to be cloned. That's why all those Storm Troopers shoot like girls.

Posted by: Ha Snowlo at May 25, 2018 05:20 PM (Tnijr)

320 Great, kid! Please get cocky. By all means, please get cocky!

Posted by: Han Soylo at May 25, 2018 05:20 PM (J7XgW)

321 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook


Yea well you also wanted to be President sweetie. Poop in one hand, wish in the other. keep whining though ya' crooked hag.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 05:20 PM (3c1uO)

322 Posted by: Donny Wan Trumpnobi at May 25, 2018 05:17 PM (f3MDZ)

High-Five!

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2018 05:21 PM (JGBbg)

323 The Force is Into Butt Stuff

Posted by: wooga at May 25, 2018 05:21 PM (CBwKQ)

324 Hope they go broke.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (2ZUTy)

325 Yea well you also wanted to be President sweetie. Poop in one hand, wish in the other.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 05:20 PM (3c1uO)


This, but without the "wish in the other" part.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (y87Qq)

326 Oh, just shut the fuck up Mark Meadows, you're terrible.

Either impeach Rosenstein and Sessions or shut the fuck up, now you're just performing a bit of failure theater.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (UfMVm)

327 296 Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

I bet she does. Just imagine what she could do with all that data and personal information on a billion people.
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 05:15 PM (xjiRE)

Make the Geogia GuideStones a reality on earth.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (9acFt)

328 With Consent, The Force is unnecessary.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (axuXF)

329 282---
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 05:10 PM (Qk7Tb)

Congratulations to your wife and you. Seems to me it's a shared honor since she couldn't do what she does without all your hard work.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (vw6r3)

330
fact: too much soy give boys man-boobies. soy has estrogen.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (r+sAi)

331
Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

They could change the name to Felonbook

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 05:23 PM (10vO4)

332 ***BREAKING***

Impressed with Hogg's extortion of cash from Publix, Hillary (who you would think could not be impressed by anyone's criminal acts) has adopted the blackmail approach, and announced she wants Zuckerberg's CEO slot at Facebook. She is already picking out office furniture.

Zuck, thinking his position as founder and controlling shareholder makes his job secure, responded by sending her a membership in Daily Vodka Delivery (a new Facebook service created just for Hillz) and laughing with his board over the whole thing.

They, sadly, weren't laughing back. I wonder if he noticed?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 25, 2018 05:23 PM (QEXYi)

333 The Force is Into Butt Stuff

Bad force. Naughty naughty bad force

Posted by: Hans Golo at May 25, 2018 05:24 PM (Tnijr)

334 fact: too much soy give boys man-boobies. soy has estrogen.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

It also results in poor sexual performance, giving the wife/girlfriend the need to seek out The Paolo.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:24 PM (f3MDZ)

335 My youngest had never seen the original. So we watched it a few weeks back. A few things stuck out. It was pretty well done considering the time, the special effects were pretty damn good. There was some cheesy stuff, but it holds up. I forgot what a smoke show Carrie Fisher was.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 05:24 PM (3c1uO)

336 >>Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

LOL. We should all be for it. Make Obama Chairman of the Board and Facebook would be out of business in 18 months.

On the plus side she does have ll of that bathroom server IT experience. She really managed that well.

Posted by: Keith at May 25, 2018 05:24 PM (USf3s)

337 should have known the horde already had the Hillary news. That's what I get for being slow.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 25, 2018 05:25 PM (QEXYi)

338 >>>258 BIGGS: the story of Biggs Darklighter, real hero of A New Hope, coming in 2021!

Suck it biggs.

Posted by: Wedge Antilles at May 25, 2018 05:25 PM (CBwKQ)

339 fact: too much soy give boys man-boobies. soy has estrogen.

I'm just hoping to unlock "multi-orgasmic" before they get to C-cups.

Posted by: David Hogg at May 25, 2018 05:25 PM (JGBbg)

340 The Chick Force. We'll off you with our headlights!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2018 05:26 PM (DdV1P)

341 "...cucked-out movies where all the women are bad-ass and decisive and all the men are ineffectual Pajama Boys and pansexuals..."

So, basically, a cinematic version of a cough syrup commercial, where only the mom knows that cough syrup is what coughing kids need, but dad doesn't even know where the spoons are.

We've had decades of programming.

Posted by: RKae at May 25, 2018 05:26 PM (IYUKP)

342 Hope Solo: A Sarlaac Pit Story

Posted by: wooga at May 25, 2018 05:26 PM (CBwKQ)

343 328 With Consent, The Force is unnecessary.
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (axuXF)

Consent can be revoked the next day or week or year. You may want to rethink that strategy in The Current Year.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:26 PM (9acFt)

344 Congratulations to your wife and you. Seems to me it's a shared honor since she couldn't do what she does without all your hard work.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (vw6r3)
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I thought the very same thing but you put it into words, perfectly.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:27 PM (oMtOd)

345 Obi Wan: I sence a great disturbance in the Force.
Luke: What is it?
Obi Wan: I don't know. If you ask it, it says "if you don't know, I'm not telling you."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:27 PM (f3MDZ)

346
Saw "Black Panther".
So what was the box office hype all about?
I found it the weakest of the Marvel universe movies.
I give it a meh rating.

Posted by: YIKES! at May 25, 2018 05:27 PM (t6XCL)

347 So, basically, a cinematic version of a cough syrup commercial, where only the mom knows that cough syrup is what coughing kids need, but dad doesn't even know where the spoons are.

We've had decades of programming.
Posted by: RKae at May 25, 2018 05:26 PM

Yep. Every commercial, sitcom etc.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 05:27 PM (3c1uO)

348 With Consent, The Force is unnecessary.
Posted by: garrett


Use The Force to choke a bitch out and go to jail.

Unless you're Christian Gray. Then it's all high fives and squeals of delight.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:28 PM (3oX+R)

349 ...before everyone blows home for the day.

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We still doing phrasing?

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 05:29 PM (7qyhD)

350 Saw it, Meh.
No real excitement. You really didn't want to root for anyone or against anyone. Everyone was pretty much an ass and you did not care what happened to them.
I did not mind the Robot Rights Droid because it was up front and honest about it...and it did lead to one of the funnier scenes when it caused a robot revolt.
Like the Last Jedi, there was a ship trick introduced that makes you go. "If that works, why don't people do that all the time?"

On my personal movie scale, I am not upset at the $6.50 I paid and the two hours and change it took to watch it. I would watch it again if it came on TV but I will not be buying a DVD of it.

Posted by: JB1000 at May 25, 2018 05:29 PM (ECkAC)

351 276 I'm nestling my testicles in the Force at this very moment.

the force? you're nestling in it!

Posted by: Madge at May 25, 2018 05:29 PM (sGtp+)

352 I want my star wars movies filled with empowering female characters really badly!

Posted by: Comey's wife at May 25, 2018 05:29 PM (RbV5J)

353 The Robot Chicken Boba Fett pieces were better than anything Disney could ever do with the character. (Boba in the Sarlec, for example)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 05:29 PM (k1TUh)

354 Obi Wan: I don't know. If you ask it, it says "if you don't know, I'm not telling you."
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:27 PM (f3MDZ)


*turns away, angrily adjusts hair scrunchie*

Posted by: The Force at May 25, 2018 05:30 PM (y87Qq)

355 The force is female. Harumpf. How binary of them. Why isn't the force genderfluid?

Posted by: Social Justice Wars at May 25, 2018 05:30 PM (qcrxS)

356 348 With Consent, The Force is unnecessary.
Posted by: garrett


Use The Force to choke a bitch out and go to jail.

Unless you're Christian Gray. Then it's all high fives and squeals of delight.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:28 PM (3oX+R)

Even that is changing. Nobody is safe. False allegations have zero consequences.

Posted by: Monk at May 25, 2018 05:30 PM (9acFt)

357 The Chick Force. We'll off you with our headlights!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


The Chick-fil A force: Makes you drive a hundred miles for a H8 shake.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:30 PM (3oX+R)

358

Congratulations to your wife and you. Seems to me it's a shared honor since she couldn't do what she does without all your hard work.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:22 PM (vw6r3)


Thank you, Fen. Someday I will put up a Monument of the Unknown Show Husband, except that's a redundancy. Her Majesty is the brains of the operation. And a babe.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 05:30 PM (pawu0)

359 Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:28 PM (3oX+R)

To be fair, I think there were millions and millions of women who had no interest in reading that "Shades of Grey" dreck or in seeing the movies. I was one of them, nor did I or anyone I know read see the movies.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:31 PM (vw6r3)

360 So, the Force can't kill its own spiders?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:31 PM (oVJmc)

361 >>Hillary Clinton Wants to Be CEO of Facebook

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Lord...

Please let this happen.

Amen.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 05:31 PM (7qyhD)

362 359-Meant "see the movies".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:32 PM (vw6r3)

363 To be fair, I think there were millions and millions of women who had no interest in reading that "Shades of Grey" dreck or in seeing the movies. I was one of them, nor did I or anyone I know read see the movies.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:31 PM (vw6r3)

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*fistbump*

Not even my daughters read that dreck.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 05:32 PM (7qyhD)

364
The Force - Does this light saber make me look fat?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (SiINZ)

365 Prolapse IV: A New Hope Soylo

Posted by: Han Soylo at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (J7XgW)

366 Pics of Hillary at GP.

The one looks like she is a body just dropped into a mechanized shell. Some huge protrusion at her shoulders/back.

Another of her walking, and you can just see the stiffened, doddering gait. Notice the hands too.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8tznxj2

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (nILVB)

367 Fen..never read the book, never saw the movies. Absolutely no interest to.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (dUJdY)

368 To be fair, I think there were millions and millions of women who had no interest in reading that "Shades of Grey" dreck or in seeing the movies. I was one of them, nor did I or anyone I know read see the movies.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I don't think there were many men in that 80 million sales figure for the book.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (3oX+R)

369 I've nothing further to add.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, but still a Marine at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (YPXVU)

370

So when Obi Wan told Luke to "use the force" was that a #MeToo moment?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 05:34 PM (SiINZ)

371 We're going to need a Spaceballs remake, now. The Schwartz vs. whatever they call the new female version.

(Chance of anything like that coming out of today's Hollyweird, though? zero.)

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2018 05:34 PM (JGBbg)

372 Meeso embarrassed now for Star Wars franchise.

Posted by: Jar Jar Binks at May 25, 2018 05:34 PM (H8S+R)

373 357 The Chick Force. We'll off you with our headlights!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


The Chick-fil A force: Makes you drive a hundred miles for a H8 shake.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:30 PM (3oX+R)

Ete mor chikin, Luke.

Posted by: Cows Everywhere at May 25, 2018 05:34 PM (7PQBV)

374 SMH, wandering around thru the ONT, saw you made mention of coming for the MoMee?

I can but hope.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 05:34 PM (LH8Hn)

375 Fen..never read the book, never saw the movies. Absolutely no interest to.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (dUJdY)
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Same, same and same.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:34 PM (oMtOd)

376 The one looks like she is a body just dropped into a mechanized shell. Some huge protrusion at her shoulders/back.
----
Her leathery wings are tucked under the exoskeleton.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 05:35 PM (qJtVm)

377 Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (3oX+R)

No, of course not. My point was there are probably 80 million or more women who didn't see it or buy the books.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:35 PM (vw6r3)

378 Pics of Hillary at GP.


Imagine what her health would be like after 18 months of a Presidential schedule.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:35 PM (oVJmc)

379 Wait, how can the Force be female? Lightsabers never change colors; shouldn't they automatically coordinate with the wielder's outfit?

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2018 05:36 PM (JGBbg)

380 366 Pics of Hillary at GP.

The one looks like she is a body just dropped into a mechanized shell. Some huge protrusion at her shoulders/back.

Another of her walking, and you can just see the stiffened, doddering gait. Notice the hands too.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8tznxj2
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (nILVB)

---

The ex-ex said, when either Yale or Harvard called her a transformer, "Must be a Decepticon."

More than meets the eye, indeed.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 05:36 PM (7qyhD)

381 hope someone does some porn version of this soon.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:36 PM (MTjB1)

382 We're going to need a Spaceballs remake, now. The Schwartz vs. whatever they call the new female version.

(Chance of anything like that coming out of today's Hollyweird, though? zero.)
Posted by: mikeski


Mel Brooks doesn't need Hollywood's money to make it.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:36 PM (3oX+R)

383 Wait, how can the Force be female? Lightsabers never change colors; shouldn't they automatically coordinate with the wielder's outfit?
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2018 05:36 PM (JGBbg)
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Don't be silly. Everyone knows that if you buy them in a neutral color, they'll go with everything.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2018 05:37 PM (oMtOd)

384 374 SMH, wandering around thru the ONT, saw you made mention of coming for the MoMee?

I can but hope.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 05:34 PM (LH8Hn)

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Looking like 70-30 right now

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 05:37 PM (7qyhD)

385 (Chance of anything like that coming out of today's Hollyweird, though? zero.)
Posted by: mikeski

Mel Brooks was planning on doing a Spaceballs sequel a while back but canned the idea when Gene Wilder died.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:37 PM (f3MDZ)

386 so, since the force is female is there going to be an easy bake oven light saber mashup?


who is handling the cross-merchandising with light saber dildo?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:38 PM (MTjB1)

387 ...depends on how much the left wants to push this trainwreck...

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 05:38 PM (7qyhD)

388 Still waiting for the Jar Jar Binks musical.

Posted by: Richard Parker at May 25, 2018 05:39 PM (bPcat)

389


Mel Brooks was planning on doing a Spaceballs sequel a while back but canned the idea when Gene Wilder died.


?

Wilder wasn't in it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:39 PM (oVJmc)

390 "Pics of Hillary at GP."

Hillary will soon look like Star Trek's Captain Christopher Pike after the radiation. Do they make scarves large enough to cover mobile life-support systems?

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 25, 2018 05:40 PM (H8S+R)

391 the same misogynist fuckers that ruined the ghostbusters reboot are going to ruin this too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:40 PM (MTjB1)

392 Mel Brooks was planning on doing a Spaceballs sequel a while back but canned the idea when Gene Wilder died.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable


Still waiting for History of the World Part II.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:40 PM (3oX+R)

393 who is handling the cross-merchandising with light saber dildo?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:38 PM (MTjB1)


I don't even have to do a web search for that to know that Rules 34 and 36 are in effect.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 05:40 PM (y87Qq)

394 this is what happens when you do not have guys like harvey weinstein doing the casting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:41 PM (MTjB1)

395 "The Force is Female"

So the Force is a man, without reason and accountability.

Posted by: Melvin Udall at May 25, 2018 05:41 PM (7A4qQ)

396 Wilder wasn't in it.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

He was Brooks' long time friend and helped him write a lot of his material.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:42 PM (f3MDZ)

397 368---I don't think there were many men in that 80 million sales figure for the book.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 05:33 PM (3oX+R)
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Undoubtedly true, which is why it's fair enough to associate the book with a female audience.
That being said, it's only a pretty small minority of women who have shown interest in it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 05:42 PM (0jtPF)

398 390.
Dalek Clinton 2020

OBFUSCATE! INTOXICATE!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 05:42 PM (fA1SL)

399 Even the "ettes.

That's just who we are.
Posted by: Jwest at May 25, 2018 04:05 PM (/roJx)
nope . I like my women like I like my men: Men.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 25, 2018 05:42 PM (/+bwe)

400 I don't even have to do a web search for that to know that Rules 34 and 36 are in effect.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 05:40 PM (y87Qq)
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Is one of those rules "It's already a band name"?

But yeah, it's a....thing:

https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/star-wars-lightsaber-dildo/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 05:42 PM (qJtVm)

401 Test of Hillbot exoskeleton:

https://youtu.be/VTlV0Y5yAww?t=50

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 05:42 PM (oVJmc)

402 Imagine the quality of beefcake those four broads are working over on the casting couch.

Posted by: Han Soylo at May 25, 2018 05:43 PM (J7XgW)

403 I only watch these new SW movies with Rifftrax commentary now. The directors seem to be seized by Debunk Fever, where *everything* that we thought was great has to be degraded in front of our eyes. They got so carried away with it, in The Last Jedi the director started debunking stuff that had just been established one movie earlier! So characters we'd learned to like, like Finn and Poe, were belittled and humiliated by the know-it-all chicks.

When Admiral Purple-Hair took over and was ignoring our former hero, Poe, I noticed that she was studying a map with not 1, not 2, but *3* other Important Women! Not a male in sight; they were probably all scurrying around in the background, fetching coffee for the Mizzes.

I'm thoroughly tired of the phony Hen Power plot devices these movies now rely on.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 25, 2018 05:43 PM (fL4WD)

404 All True Conservatives should see this film!

Posted by: Bill Kristolmeth at May 25, 2018 05:43 PM (7PQBV)

405 105
Star Wars must die.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 25, 2018 04:24 PM (Y9uH4)

Also, the apes must die.

Posted by: Eric Braeden at May 25, 2018 05:44 PM (8iiMU)

406 NEWS FLASH-
Juan Williams is still dumber than a box of rocks.

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2018 05:44 PM (yJ1e6)

407 I don't even have to do a web search for that to know that Rules 34 and 36 are in effect.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 05:40 PM (y87Qq)
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Is one of those rules "It's already a band name"?

But yeah, it's a....thing:

https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/star-wars-lightsaber-dildo/
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May









The product description is priceless:

Experience the force in new ways with this lightsaber dildo. Available in a Luke green or Vader crimson, this silicone dildo is the ultimate way to introduce the Light Side to your Dark Side. Complement it with some light force choking, for added pleasure.



do you think it makes the light saber sound?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:44 PM (MTjB1)

Posted by: Eric Braeden at May 25, 2018 05:44 PM (8iiMU)

409 Mr. Peebles: "Imagine what her health would be like after 18 months of a Presidential schedule."

Thank God Hillary will never be POTUS.

Posted by: Hillary's Liver at May 25, 2018 05:44 PM (H8S+R)

410 magine the quality of beefcake bulldyke those four broads are working over on the casting couch.
Posted by: Han Soylo

FIFY

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:45 PM (f3MDZ)

411 One must wonder how many people would use Facebook were it nationalised and made a federal agency? (Not that I'm advocating that... Maybe it already is for all intents and purposes! I don't know, but it would surprise me in the least...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 05:45 PM (e9G8E)

412
James Caan - We're in a Strange Place Men Can't Hit on Women Anymore

He's suggesting that the rules of the road when it comes to men and women have changed, and he thinks it defies natural instinct.



Caan is right. The left has always been about destroying the normal and traditional and replacing it with the freak show

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 05:45 PM (SiINZ)

413 do you think it makes the light saber sound?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:44 PM (MTjB1)
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Y5, I love that you dove in unafraid.

But yeah, it had better make that Wuuuwwwuuuuuuwuuubzzzzt sound.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 05:46 PM (qJtVm)

414 do you think it makes the light saber sound?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:44 PM (MTjB1)


Surely the user is expected to make the sound?

Because obviously they will be anyway. How could they not?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 05:46 PM (y87Qq)

415 2:55 here and my give-o-sh*t meter is at Zero.

Brew time I believe.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 05:46 PM (neVEe)

416 I think that's probably the reason why both men and women found Hans Solo an attractive character. In the original movie, he was strong, no nonsense and had a good verbal sparring with attraction in dealing with Leia. It reminded me of some of the interaction between men and woman in movies from the 30's and 40's.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:47 PM (vw6r3)

417 Nood. Tables.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 05:47 PM (7C3D2)

418 Dr. Mabuse: "I noticed that she was studying a map with not 1, not 2, but *3* other Important Women!"

They were trying to figure out which way was North. Or trying to find out from whom to ask directions.

I denounce my misogynistic self.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 25, 2018 05:48 PM (H8S+R)

419 FIFY
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 25, 2018 05:45 PM (f3MDZ)

Why assume that that they'e all lesbians?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 05:48 PM (vw6r3)

420 Speaking of pointless movies, they're remaking "Papillon." Why? The original was a great movie.

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 05:49 PM (ANIFC)

421 Y5, I love that you dove in unafraid.

But yeah, it had better make that Wuuuwwwuuuuuuwuuubzzzzt sound.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May




well, there is a lot of material there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:52 PM (MTjB1)

422 Surely the user is expected to make the sound?

Because obviously they will be anyway. How could they not?
Posted by: hogmartin at May




lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 05:52 PM (MTjB1)

423 Hate to say this but HA HA!!! I a Generation Xer. Star Wars is the cultural marker for my generation. I have seen everyone movie, not counting the cartoon, at the theatre. But I have zero interest in this one from the beginning. I could not help but ask WHY??? Then Disney announced it will be doing a Boba Fett movie for freakin' secondary character. What is next Young Jar Jar Binks??? I want originality like "Rogue One". Notice the best of the Disney releases was the one without any original characters except for cameos by Darth Vader and a CGI Grand Moff Tarkin. What everyone said when Disney bought the franchise has come true. Disney and Kathleen Kennedy appears to be running the franchise into the ground to squeeze every last cent.

Posted by: Michael J at May 25, 2018 06:02 PM (ZUWeV)

424 I understand Nazi Captain America crosses over from the MCU to kill Rey in the next movie.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 25, 2018 06:04 PM (G/6B6)

425 do you think it makes the light saber sound?

The "Darth Vader Crimson" one breathes heavily.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2018 06:16 PM (JGBbg)

426 >>>141 The best Han Solo standalone stories I've read were written by Brian Daley shortly after Star Wars came out.


Han Solo at Star's End was amazing. Read it as a kid, and many times since.

Posted by: Wyatt at May 25, 2018 06:23 PM (kFnmp)

427 The force is cellulite.

Posted by: Jim at May 25, 2018 07:35 PM (wnFFv)

428 I didn't see any comments about this, but the hillarious thing about that $120,000 China figure is that not only did they open the movie at the same time to avoid audience reviews to damage sales (TLJ lagged by several weeks and thus reviews were blamed for its poor showing), but it was titled simply "Ranger Solo" in hopes that Chinese audiences wouldn't know it was a Star Wars movie.

Which they apparently figured out

Posted by: Methos at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (XQvuQ)

429 ALL star wars movies suck. Why should this be different?

Posted by: doug at May 25, 2018 08:44 PM (7DhQU)

430 So, "Soi", or "Soy", is the replacement for "Gay", right?

Posted by: Joe Bar at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (wexIo)

431 My 16-year old son is giving this a hard pass, the first Star Wars film he has declined to see.

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at May 25, 2018 09:46 PM (hzdhb)

432 Eh, Star Wars ceased to exist for me with the Return of the Jedi

https://bit.ly/2J4MtFV

Posted by: Trigger Warning at May 26, 2018 02:29 AM (YRXy3)

Publix Caves to Li'l Hitler



I'm sure David French is busy writing up a piece right now.

Oh wait, no, he only scolds the right. The left's bullying he has lots of patience for.

And speaking of weakling bullies.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 03:43 PM




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1 Publix...

It was nice knowing ya.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 25, 2018 03:45 PM (gNteG)

2 On to Poland!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 03:45 PM (qJtVm)

3 Peace in our time!

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at May 25, 2018 03:46 PM (CPfoe)

4 He has dead eyes. Cold, dead eyes.

Posted by: The Wolf at May 25, 2018 03:46 PM (pxOl8)

5 Reprisals - when?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 03:46 PM (fA1SL)

6 Anyone want to buy a lightly-used backbone?

Posted by: Publix at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (CPfoe)

7 On to Poland!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 03:45 PM (qJtVm)


I say, all we have to do is be nice to the chap and we will have peace in our time.

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (/qEW2)

8 What the hell?

Posted by: Max Power at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (q177U)

9 They never learn. Never give in to this crap, corporate shitweasels! Learn from chik-fila, ya dummies.

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (YGXSK)

10 Camera Hogg has all the worst qualities of a self absorbed teen.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (vw6r3)

11 Jolly good move, old boy!

Posted by: Dicks Sporting Goods at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (CPfoe)

12 Fucking hell.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (dEQP3)

13 Snowball in Animal Farm was a hog, right?

Posted by: The Wolf at May 25, 2018 03:47 PM (pxOl8)

14 Well, fuck Publix, I guess.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (AzW6q)

15 @3 Bastard!

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (/qEW2)

16 When once you've paid the Danegeld the Dane never goes away.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (RD7QR)

17 Sad !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (xJrIn)

18 Hobby Lobby would have cleaned the youngster's tiny clock.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (CPfoe)

19 good lord will these corporate clowns ever learn.

Posted by: Fox at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (hdFyL)

20 Cowards.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (LiyEm)

21 Congrats, Publix! You caved to a teenage bully!

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (O5Q3r)

22 I hope the people who were going to Publix to engage in some buycotting are pulling out of the checkout line.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 03:48 PM (qJtVm)

23 * breaks out The List. Adds 'Publix' *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 03:49 PM (fA1SL)

24 Publinks went whole Hogg

Posted by: mcsausage bisquick at May 25, 2018 03:49 PM (2kF+m)

25 The NRA will fund raise on this Khmer Rouge Youth and rake in $$$. Probably add members. Whenever the Weather Underground kiddies do this, thats what usually happens. Meanwhile, Publix will lose LOTS of business. Get woke, go broke.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 03:49 PM (ZHDqf)

26 Very busy stockbrokers right now, processing sales orders.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 25, 2018 03:49 PM (7ZVPa)

27 They should have stopped him at Munich.

Posted by: Clemenza at May 25, 2018 03:49 PM (CPfoe)

28
Willowed (because I was saying my Rosary):

If I have to apologize for the invasion, I will do so only after every superannuated leftist, retired or in Congress, apologizes for selling South Vietnam down the river, for apologizing for the Soviet Union for years and for applauding the Idiot God's Libya coup and Apology Tour that unleased the refugee crisis.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 03:49 PM (BWL+E)

29 Dammit!! Another thing I can't boycott because there aren't any Publix stores around here. Frustrating!

When is someone or company going to sue this little prick for extortion? I won't bother asking why DoJ can't go after him on RICO charges.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2018 03:50 PM (V+03K)

30 Give a mouse a million dollars...

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 03:50 PM (NVmJr)

31 Stupid useful idiot child.... I am talking about American Progressives.....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 03:50 PM (zSVEm)

32 Next - The Sudetenland!

Posted by: The Wolf at May 25, 2018 03:50 PM (pxOl8)

33 I've a Mexican grown pineapple that looks just like John McCain in profile.

Posted by: 13times at May 25, 2018 03:50 PM (K3B2k)

34 Really bad move on their part. Won't add a single customer, will cause some to not shop there.

Posted by: Memories at May 25, 2018 03:50 PM (mwcEF)

35 I wish I lived near one so I could boycott it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (G8hDY)

36 I will not stand idly by when I see Herr Hogg's ware mocked!

Posted by: J Goebbels at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (zmOU8)

37 You know how you get MORE threats and extortion???

By bowing to it...

F them.... WAR!

Posted by: Don Q.... at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (NgKpN)

38 Publix family members were killed in a plane crash.
These were the founding members. The good die young. Still a great store but this is the Ingraham dive. Not a good look Publix.

Posted by: rod of correction at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (WX+x0)

39 What state is Adam Putnam running in for Governor? If I ever have any money I think I'll float some his way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (vw6r3)

40 Damn it. I seriously just finished writing a "steel your spine" email to them five minutes ago. I've shopped at the same Publix for over a decade. The people there have watched my kids grow from infancy andrecognize us in sight. They're always friendly and say hi and ask us about our week. They're a great grocery store, but they're damn expensive. I can get my groceries for a lot less at Aldi or Walmart, but Publix has always been insanely active in the community and supported the locals, and so I've always been happy to spend a little more for the atmosphere, organization, and community support.

This is seriously disappointing.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (Ajsny)

41 Why isn't that little cocksuker in school?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (wYseH)

42 Hey, Davey! Just to let you know - when you and Shaved Guevara had your Tide Pod of the Will thingy in D.C., I was out buying a light autoloading rifle. Keep it up, junior. Keep it up; you're not helping your cause in the least.
And a very special and heartfelt fuck you to Publix.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (fA1SL)

43 FVCK!

STOP! CAVING! ALL THE TIME!

GROW A PAIR!

THIS PIG IS A FVCKING NOBODY! IGNORE HIM!


Men without chests, indeed.


Jeebus, I need a drink.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (xPJvm)

44 He will be wearing a dress and eyeliner soon... take it to the bank... fame is fleeting, after all....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (zSVEm)

45 For fuck's sake. Is it too much to ask for ONE company to tell these fuckers to fuck off?!

I kind of had hopes for Publix, as they are based in Florida and get a lot of their business from gun-toting rednecks. Guess they felt like they could do without it.

I hate this, because Publix is the only decent supermarket in our area. Guess it's Walmart from now on...sigh. This is the first time I've actually been motivated to go through the trouble of writing a letter to a corporation to express my disappointment.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (R1mDg)

46 I swear, it's like these corporations never talk to their actual customers. If they had held out they would have benefited. Now they look like corporate jellyfish no better than Starbucks.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (RD7QR)

47 Suck my girl dick, Publix. Suck it hard.

Posted by: Sponge at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (F4u7C)

48 What will the lesson be, here. What can it possibly be.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (0bRDi)

49 I have already emailed Publix to remove me from their email list and pointed out to them I would no longer be shopping in their stores due to caving to David Hogg. They are too expensive anyway, I will only miss their chicken.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (YuQLm)

50 I've already let them know that I won't be shopping with them any longer--been a customer for decades. To be honest, I'm sick of over-paying for their produce anyway.

Anyone who would like to call Publix, the number is
1-800-242-1227.

Pretty good bet that they heard from the gun-control nuts but didn't hear from us in time.

Posted by: girldog at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (g5YYQ)

51 Oh, and I also wish I was in line with a full cart that I would abandon with a note: here, have Hogg help you put this all back.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (G8hDY)

52 2 On to Poland!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 03:45 PM (qJtVm)

Exactly.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (0bRDi)

53 http://bit.ly/2KQJ8HV
=====
Thread by @paul_serran: " (1) A thread on "Korea: the Road to Reunification".

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (y3aQB)

54
How fuking stupid can that company be? The little turd's boycott of Laura Ingraham's sponsors got her higher ratings. The shithead called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock and that was ignored in seconds. Go fark yourself should be the only response that douchebag ever gets

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (SiINZ)

55 Cool. Boeing just advertised on Pandora, but simply asked for a moment of silence in memory of those who actually gave their all making this lucky country great.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (NVmJr)

56 Publix rolled over because they are owned by Progressives... can you possibly think of another reason?

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (zSVEm)

57 Sadly, I am already an NRA life member. I suppose I could get memberships for my kids.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (xQfPr)

58 Don't look at me, I'm just here for the Dick's jokes.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (di+2x)

59 Backwards Boy is gonna be so disappointed. He was on his way to this Publix and was going to 'film'.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (Enq6K)

60 I am so glad that the Publix Chamberlain has won peace in our time. As their extortion and destruction continues, I suppose that their competitors can look forward to plenty of lebensraum.
#GetWokeGoBroke

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (I2dne)

61 39 What state is Adam Putnam running in for Governor? If I ever have any money I think I'll float some his way.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:51 PM (vw6r3)

Florida. He's currently our Agricultural Commissioner.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at May 25, 2018 03:54 PM (Ajsny)

62 Soooo, how are Publix minority hiring and promotions numbers? Have they avoided building stores in urban neighborhoods? Do they just hate bad publicity enough to throw money around?

I think I know how this racket works, somebody fire up the outrage machine! I AM!!! SOMEBODY!!! I AM!!! SOMEBODY!!!

Posted by: Rev Jesse Jackson at May 25, 2018 03:54 PM (jp0Bv)

63 Suck my girl dick, Publix. Suck it hard.
Posted by: Sponge at May 25, 2018 03:52 PM (F4u7C)

That sounds tight!

Posted by: Lando Calrisian officially "Pansexual" at May 25, 2018 03:54 PM (q177U)

64 Glad we don't have a Publix here for me to boycott. But I still wish we had our Harris Teeter. They had the best meat department in town.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (mpXpK)

65 Ha. Got you Publix! I preempted my boycott by not spending a single penny in your stores over 34 years and will continue to not buy your shit.

Posted by: Jollyroger at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (+087i)

66 who else thinks this is actually getting a little scary? Weren't we always taught that a bully will keep going until you stand up to him? These corporations are falling like dominoes.

I have not even followed this story. I have better things to do that to led the MSM lead me around. But isn't the story that this corporation donated to a candidate Hogg does not like? And he got them to stop donating? Is this for real?

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (n13/j)

67 Congrats, Publix! You caved to a teenage bully!
Posted by: tu3031


Funny thing? He's not even old enough to buy a gun.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (3oX+R)

68 Goddamn miserable cowards. I'm getting so sick of this little two-act play.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (H8QX8)

69 I hope they make him a spokesperson. Put him in lots of commercials.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (0bRDi)

70 Florida. He's currently our Agricultural Commissioner.
Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at May 25, 2018 03:54 PM (Ajsny)

I assume he supports the rights of gun owners and that's why Hogg loudly snorted.Is Adam Putnam a good candidate?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (vw6r3)

71
Surrendering to Hogg is like surrendering to France.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 03:56 PM (SiINZ)

72 56 Publix rolled over because they are owned by Progressives... can you possibly think of another reason?
Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (zSVEm)

Corporations are spineless and piss their pants when brought into the spotlight in a media echochamber.

Posted by: Jollyroger at May 25, 2018 03:56 PM (+087i)

73 No Publx where I live.... HyVee and Dierberg's.... been all over the country, and HyVee is hands down the best Supermarket....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 03:56 PM (zSVEm)

74 I wonder what Publix thinks their million bucks actually buys them? Whatever their thinking I bet it was not being the next Target Stores.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 03:56 PM (NVmJr)

75 Way to go Publix.

Your Corporate Policy is now being run by someone who's previous 'big concern' was hiding his spontaneous erections from his Gym teacher.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:57 PM (di+2x)

76 I never even heard of Publix before. Looking at their website, the nearest one is in Fredericksburg, VA. That's a mite inconvenient for grocery shopping. So I will continue to not shop there.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 03:57 PM (xjiRE)

77 Now what?

What should we do about the Great Corporate/Communist Convergence, in light of Ace's prisoners' dilemma post earlier this week?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at May 25, 2018 03:57 PM (87ijN)

78
57 Sadly, I am already an NRA life member. I suppose I could get memberships for my kids.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (xQfPr)


Get one for Li'l Hitler Hogg, then out him.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 03:57 PM (NoLse)

79 So Publix caves to some pimply faced snot nose attention whore.

Over the next few weeks, business will suffer.

Publix reverses their decision...

Getting tedious...

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2018 03:57 PM (Enq6K)

80 I'm sorry for the Publix employees who are the ones who wil suffer but I still hope the store sees their sales go down to nothing. Here's a company with the reputation and means to fight this Little Hitler and they don't even try. Fvck 'em. I hope they get what they deserve.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2018 03:57 PM (V+03K)

81 Publix trying to squirm:


As the largest private employer in the state of Florida, and with the majority of our stores and our corporate headquarters located here as well, we have a history of supporting candidates focused on job growth and a healthy Florida economy.

We regret that some of our political contributions have led to an unintentional customer divide instead of our desire to support a growing economy in Florida.

Publix cares about our associates, customers and the communities we serve. It is important to understand that the vast majority of our giving is focused on organizations whose mission supports youth, education and the plight of the hungry and homeless within our area of operation.

As a result of this situation, we are evaluating our processes to ensure that our giving better reflects our intended desire to support a strong economy and a healthy community.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 03:58 PM (G8hDY)

82 RESPEC

Posted by: two black guys in Starbucks at May 25, 2018 03:58 PM (/qEW2)

83 That sounds tight!
Posted by: Lando Calrisian officially "Pansexual" at May 25, 2018 03:54 PM (q177U)
---

LOL.

Hey, I saw "Solo" this morning and it was quite enjoyable. No narrative sucker punches, just lots of action and blastin' and double dealin', and we learn how Han met Chewie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 03:59 PM (qJtVm)

84 I wrote them a note saying the only way I will go into one of their stores is when it closes due to lack of business and is replaced by an Aldi.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 03:59 PM (G8hDY)

85 Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at May 25, 2018 03:54 PM (Ajsny)

I assume he supports the rights of gun owners and that's why Hogg loudly snorted.Is Adam Putnam a good candidate?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (vw6r3)

Yes on all counts. Ron DeSantis is running, too, and I suspect he will win the R primary. But I would vote for Putnam. He's from a more rural community and a very large swath of the state is still very rural, so he gets it. The dorks from the cities, especially little bully in S Florida don't understand the rest of the state at all.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (Ajsny)

86 Publix is mostly employee-owned. Maybe they can oust their leadership.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (I2dne)

87 ...and we learn how Han met Chewie.


SPOILEr ALERT : Kenyan Mailorder Bride Scam.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (di+2x)

88 The closest Publix store to me is all the way over in Columbia, SC. 70 miles away.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (mpXpK)

89 People, don't just boycott Publix.

LET THEM KNOW.
Seriously. it takes only a few minutes. Go to their site and send them an email. Or call them at 1-800-242-1227.

These assholes cave to the fascist mobs, then they join them.


Posted by: JC at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (mJXUS)

90 If I have to apologize for the invasion, I will do so only after every superannuated leftist, retired or in Congress, apologizes for selling South Vietnam down the river, for apologizing for the Soviet Union for years and for applauding the Idiot God's Libya coup and Apology Tour that unleased the refugee crisis.

Amen.

To which I'd add: and after they renounce and apologize, all of them liberals, liberaltarians, and whatnot, for the rest of the omerta.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at May 25, 2018 04:00 PM (87ijN)

91 Publix announcement in shorthand summary... " We are cowardly, country club corporatists, who think Trump and his backers are icky anyway, so we will pay the extortion and go home to our gated communities...."

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (zSVEm)

92 >>The dorks from the cities, especially little bully in S Florida don't understand the rest of the state at all.

To be fair, nobody understands Florida.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (/tuJf)

93 When is someone or company going to sue this little prick for extortion? I won't bother asking why DoJ can't go after him on RICO charges.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2018 03:50

I dunno. Right after they lock up Jesse Jackson (Rainbow Coalition) and Al Sharpton for them same type of stuff?

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (Dhht7)

94 But I still wish we had our Harris Teeter. They had the best meat department in town.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (mpXpK)
---
We have Hairy Teats AND Wegman's AND Whole Paycheck AND Aldi's.

But I live in a Publix desert.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (qJtVm)

95 I'm boycotting Publix by default since they do not operate in my area.

Dumbasses.

I'm always a bit skeptical of corporations spending money on political bullshit, especially if I am a shareholder (I routinely vote for those shareholder resolutions that call for public disclosure of political contributions.) However, I understand the need for lobbying, unfortunately.

What gets me is this instant caving in to public outcries. Do some fcking research before donating, and be prepared to defend your action.

Spineless, craven, potentially incompetent douchebags, indeed.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (8iiMU)

96 They are getting comments. Got this auto response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We have received your information and a Customer Care specialist will be assigned to your case. We are currently receiving a high volume of customer contacts. While we will make every effort to respond to you within 24 to 48 business hours, please be aware that you may experience a delay. If you do not hear back from us in a timely manner, please contact a Customer Care representative at 1-800-242-1227.

Sincerely,

Customer Care Team

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (G8hDY)

97
Publix suspends corporate funded political contributions after coming under fire for giving money to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam.


We need to hold them to that and make sure they've suspended all political contributions and not just the ones to conservative causes. I'm sure they donate to liberals too.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 04:01 PM (10vO4)

98 Damn.

Do they have stock?

Because NOT shorting them, yesterday, was a bad idea.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (di+2x)

99 forget twitter or email, call. Anytime you want to make your voice heard, you call. The left will always dominate when it comes to tweets, retweets, and other means that take little effort.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (n13/j)

100 It is All About Trump.... if Hillary had won, there would be none of this...

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (zSVEm)

101 Sadly, I am already an NRA life member. I suppose I could get memberships for my kids.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM (xQfPr)

Get one for Li'l Hitler Hogg, then out him.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot


Golf Clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 04:03 PM (3oX+R)

102 >>To be fair, nobody understands Florida.


Looks like a Wang.

Filled with crazy shit that tries to kill you.

Some of it is the Wildlife.

Good Fishing.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:03 PM (di+2x)

103 Publix rolled over because they are owned by Progressives... can you possibly think of another reason?
Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 03:53 PM
~~~~~

Isn't Publix one of those companies owned by its employees?

---------------------------------------------
CBD:

Florida schools get out real early, and they start back in August. Guess it's the heat.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2018 04:04 PM (HiDrR)

104 We are currently receiving a high volume of customer contacts.

While we will make every effort to respond to you within 24 to 48 business hours, please be aware that you may experience a delay.

---

Yeah. On a Friday afternoon of a three day holiday weekend.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 04:04 PM (3oX+R)

105 66 who else thinks this is actually getting a little scary? Weren't we always taught that a bully will keep going until you stand up to him? These corporations are falling like dominoes.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:55 PM (n13/j)

Nah, just scary for dumb corporations. Watch their bottom line.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 04:04 PM (0bRDi)

106 I not only hope their sales go down... I hope they get taxed and their property appropriated as well. If they're going to give in to the commies the "fair share" they need to pay should be getting larger and more painful.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at May 25, 2018 04:05 PM (87ijN)

107 I would be surprised if Publix did not have an elite Board of Directors, and not a Worker's Committee running things....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:05 PM (zSVEm)

108 Hmmm. Shame I have no Publix around here to boycott.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 04:06 PM (p+Wdc)

109 Publix goin the way of the NFL and Starbucks... and Dick and Yeti. SMFH

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 04:06 PM (0OmEj)

110 Look, they just don't want bad publicity. The last thing they want is all kinds of dirtbags descending on their stores this holiday weekend stirring up shit and making customers nervous. That's what it comes down to. They'll never learn--or they'll learn the hard way.

There are no Publix stores in my area--or in my region--to boycott.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2018 04:06 PM (7uYFy)

111 Because NOT shorting them, yesterday, was a bad idea.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:02 PM (di+2x)

Privately held...I think mostly by employees.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2018 04:07 PM (wYseH)

112 Seems to me that for the amount of time Camera Hogg seemed to not spend in school he shouldn't have been able to graduate, but I guess rules are different for kids of progressives who live in progressive cities.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 04:07 PM (vw6r3)

113 Hot fake blonde Cheryl Casone has replaced big- mouthed Melissa Francis today. She is wearing some nearly fluorescent red-with-a-tint-of-orange number.

And floor-trading wench Nicole Petallides is wearing her sexy tight pink dress with the black zipper that goes down the front. Grrrrr......


The stock story today is the drop in oil prices, like 4% today.
Ummm....I think that is long term a good thing overall.
But, the talking heads always need to scream about something.


Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 25, 2018 04:07 PM (8iiMU)

114 Get one for Li'l Hitler Hogg, then out him.
=====

I think last time the Hogg made demands NRA memberships went up dramatically. Didn't Loesh or the other Board Members thank him for his support?

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (MIKMs)

115 Ya remember how everyone says, "If I could only go back in time, I'd kill Hitler."?

Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (zkOmb)

116 nood

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 04:08 PM (0bRDi)

117 Publix is the only supermarket I've ever been in where you buy bait. Not good bait but still came in handy in a pinch.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2018 04:09 PM (/tuJf)

118 I'm actually afraid for this little shit Hogg. He's pissing off a lot of people --and it only takes ONE to go too far.
He's just a dopey kid when you get right down to it....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2018 04:09 PM (7uYFy)

119 I never even heard of Publix before. Looking at
their website, the nearest one is in Fredericksburg, VA. That's a mite
inconvenient for grocery shopping. So I will continue to not shop
there.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 03:57 PM (xjiRE)

That is reasonable, that is what a normal would do. But the Left does not play it that way. They have massive internet groups all ready to tweet, retweet and whatever other crap they do. These guys hadn't heard of Publix either, and they don't care where it does business. . They get orders and respond en masse. Now they know they can get pretty much any company to bow down. Hell, they took out the entire rental car industry in a week.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 04:10 PM (n13/j)

120 I would be surprised if Publix did not have an elite Board of Directors, and not a Worker's Committee running things....

Posted by: kraken at May 25, 2018 04:05 PM (zSVEm)

Yeah, I am intrigued and might look into it. But this owned by employees thing sounds like a bunch of BS. I am sure some "employees" are more equal than others. I doubt the janitor is sitting in a lot of board meetings.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 04:13 PM (n13/j)

121 How exactly do companies perform assessments like "if I succumb to this SJW bullying and cave, it will cost me X, but if I resist it will cost me Y for such and so months, until people forget".

It seems to me as if they are overestimating the effects of twitter protests and making miscalculations.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 04:15 PM (/qEW2)

122
Nice job Publix. On the weekeend that we remember the brave men and women who fought and died for the Constitution you cave to a bully that is trying to strip people of their 2nd Amendment Constitutional right

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (10vO4)

123 Wow. So the First Amendment is dead at Publix.

Good to know.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 04:19 PM (SeyTv)

124
My letter to Publix -

Allow me to congratulate you for your craven public caving to bullying from the full-of-himself Constitutional scholar, Mr. David Hogg. As a long-established enterprise, I had thought that your stance in the public marketplace would have been dictated by things more substantial than a sniveling attention whore who has corraled the press' attention for this week. It appears that you will learn your lesson about what actually represents a mature and well-considered public position the hard way.

I will state for the record that I am not one of your regular customers, but when our household travels to Florida on vacations, we more often than not have purchased groceries from your stores. Thank you for making it perfectly clear that those of us who support the God-given rights secured for us by the Second Amendment do not have a fellow traveler in you or your organization. Having such knowledge allows us to share the fruits of our labors with those in whom we can place our trust when the enemies of these inalienable freedoms come to suppress or extinguish such rights.

I wish you all the benefits you so richly deserve for being so craven.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 04:21 PM (NoLse)

125 Here's the publix contact site where you can leave a message. It won't do much good to gripe about it here.

https://corporate.publix.com/contact (for email)

Phone number 1-800-242-1227

Posted by: girldog at May 25, 2018 04:22 PM (g5YYQ)

126 Why wasn't I consulted?

Posted by: Retired strike busting goon at May 25, 2018 04:23 PM (7PllL)

127 I do the grocery shopping for the family and -- until this afternoon -- Publix has been my usual grocery store. Just sent Public corporate an e-mail telling them I will be shopping more at Kroger's and less with them. And why.
.
Henceforth, Publix will be 'neutral' about support for public affairs -- like Delta Air Lines.
.
Oh! Did you know? Mr. Hogg tweeted a 'thank you' to Delta yesterday for the FOUR charter flghts Delta put on so he could fly to DC and protest the 2nd Amendment. Delta management had been saying THREE charters. That's what their CEO describes as 'being neutral.'

Posted by: RNB at May 25, 2018 04:25 PM (DjjZJ)

128 Isn't this outright blackmail? Why is this allowed?

Also for the record, my gut tells me David Hogg is probably going to take his own life someday. I don't know why I think that. And I'm not one of those people who would rejoice in that or tell him to, I think that's evil.

It's just that fragility positively screams from every single part of him. I hope someone who loves him (obviously not his parents because they have encouraged this) can step in before it's too late.

Posted by: JJTownsend1977 at May 25, 2018 04:28 PM (PsdJu)

129 To be fair, nobody understands Florida.


Looks like a Wang.

Filled with crazy shit that tries to kill you.

Some of it is the Wildlife.

Good Fishing.
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 04:03 PM

There was a true crime show on ID Discovery called The Truth is Stranger than Florida.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 04:31 PM (2NqXo)

130 So, from that nbc6 tweet, we learn that @Publix suspends corporate funded political contributions. Did they also cough up the requested-by-Hitler $1mil? I'm not seeing a full story anywhere on this, yet.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (0bRDi)

131 https://corporate.publix.com/contact

Tell 'em how you feel. You do it here.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 25, 2018 04:32 PM (Y9uH4)

132 Delenda est?

Posted by: George LeS at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (59GGI)

133
>>To be fair, nobody understands Florida.
Looks like a Wang.
Filled with crazy shit that tries to kill you.


Florida - America's Australia

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 04:33 PM (IqV8l)

134 I just did some quick math and figured that I've spent well over $100,000 in their stores over the years. That is a low estimate.


No more.

Posted by: girldog at May 25, 2018 04:35 PM (g5YYQ)

135 Will Dickman's Rendering be next or will they roll the Hogg?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 04:36 PM (KxbBq)

136 Here's a Miami Herald story on the capitulation:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yckyrpex

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 04:42 PM (0bRDi)

137 Wonder what those cameramen and reporters think when they're giving serious airtime to a ditzy highschooler?

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 04:44 PM (0bRDi)

138 Lost my business forever.

Posted by: Steve at May 25, 2018 04:52 PM (cOANc)

139 I don't think there's a Publix near me, and now I won't bother to find out.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 25, 2018 05:00 PM (l9m7l)

140 Wrote Publix shopped only there during the 20 years I was there. i want my money back. Told them we'll see who spent more money with them. Davids Hoggs group or all the poeple who they have now offended by submitting to Hoggs blackmail.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2018 05:20 PM (DdV1P)

141 They stopped contributions, but didn't pay anything of the 1M asked for?

Not worth a boycott yet. I'm ok with neutral companies.

It is an example of the Alinksy shifting though.

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 25, 2018 05:30 PM (rwaEp)

142 Thanks you've just empowered a thug and a bully, I can shop else where.

Posted by: Rose at May 25, 2018 05:38 PM (qHeFI)

143 Up until now, I've done nearly all my grocery shopping at Publix. I think I'm going to go to one of their stores this weekend, fill up my cart with my usual stuff, then leave the cart sitting in an aisle with a note attached explaining my displeasure and showing them exactly how much money they lost.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at May 25, 2018 05:58 PM (R1mDg)

144 Who did McCabe fuck on that $70000 table?

Posted by: toraboraUs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 25, 2018 06:05 PM (0ogQG)

145 SO there's not one business that will fight back against a kid with a media microphone? We are just going to be controlled by gun haters and liberals? NO ONE fights back?

Posted by: AnnaS at May 25, 2018 06:20 PM (l4l/z)

146 GnuBreed you'd be surprised. Years ago I knew of a Senator from a Rocky Mountain state (and yes he was a Democrat and a good friend of Teddy Kennedy and some Democrat Senator from Louisiana) who shtupped his ugliest female assistant on the floor of his office. Well I thought she was ugly and concluded the dude or "Senatorial dud" had lousy judgment. And the floor was probably dirty.

Now that's not the case with McCabe's conference table. I'm willing to bet (or at least fantasize) that McCabe's subordinate "Sroker" Strozk banged Ms. Paige good and hard on that table. Sort of breaking it in as it were.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 25, 2018 06:40 PM (Sda6L)

147 To be fair, I have a certain amount of sympathy for companies that just want to wash their hands of political controversy and stay neutral, which is what Publix appears to be trying to do here. However, if a company is going to do this, the best strategy is to wait out the controversy and then quietly make the changes later, when nobody's paying attention.

Just put out some boilerplate about "we welcome input from all our customers" yadda yadda yadda until the mob goes away, then quietly change your policies to be more neutral. When you very publicly make such changes in direct response to a Red Guard mob, you just look like a weakling giving in to bullies, and you're inviting bullies to push you around some more.

Sure, today they're just "suspending all donations," but next it will be agreeing to pay ransoms to a panoply of crazed leftist groups. Then it will be affirmatively signaling their alignment with these activist groups in their advertising. And on and on and on. That's how companies get converged.

Just ONCE I'd like a company to ignore the leftist mob. You'd think at least one company would realize there's a big market opportunity there.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at May 25, 2018 06:45 PM (R1mDg)

148 I have sand in my vagina

Posted by: pUBLIX at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (FTPVM)

149 Best path forward...

Get a group of folks and go down to the Publix and stage a "die in" claiming you're part of the Hogg organization. This should piss off Publix.

Make lots of popcorn

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM (e8kgV)

150 Publix pretty much sucks, in general, so they never had our support to begin with.

My question is, how do we resist this soiboi, if the corporations won't? What is our plan?!!!

Posted by: Joe Bar at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (wexIo)

Neocon NeverTrump SuperHero John McCain: Gee, Now That I Think About It, Eleven Years of Nation Building in a Backwards Muslim Land Was Sort of a Mistake, Wasn't It?

Now that their hero, the warmonger John McCain, has admitted that Iraq was a mistake -- something that most people were able to admit 8-10 years ago -- will the Never-Admit-Error Neocon NeverTrumpers admit it?



Speaking of #MuhPrinciples, remember when it was sacred conservative principle that we would never use the military to "nation build" again? And then, little by little, the War in Iraq turned into the 11 year Nation Building Project in Iraq?

I fault myself for having gone along willingly (if uncomfortably) with this. I felt like it was a case of in for a penny, in for the full bloody limb-shearing pound.

But what was billed up front as a war soon became a decadelong nation building and neighborhood policing project.

Some of us have admitted our own folly on that score for years.

Others won't.

But maybe these Brave Conservative Warriors will admit it now that one of their Mind-Leaders have given them permission to do so.

Ah, #MuhPrinciples. How they doth mutate and transform.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 03:13 PM




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1 It is not possible that I am first

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 25, 2018 03:05 PM (YuQLm)

2 Early

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 25, 2018 03:06 PM (2xR5z)

3 rd

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 25, 2018 03:06 PM (ZQfW9)

4 Amazing how that Nation Building thing never quite seems to work out as planned by our betters. Why it's almost if the citizens of a country don't care enough to rescue themselves from a sh!thole of a country, no amount of beneficence outside influence will help!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:06 PM (n9EOP)

5 beneficient

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:07 PM (n9EOP)

6 And he was one of the most vocal people pushing for the War.

A$$wipe.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 25, 2018 03:07 PM (+Dllb)

7 Gnin&&&@9#njkHik

Posted by: John McCain at May 25, 2018 03:07 PM (sXefu)

8 Remember "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran!"

Posted by: pogomip at May 25, 2018 03:07 PM (MB2cn)

9 Top ten and read teh content! Winning!

Posted by: cornbred at May 25, 2018 03:07 PM (1tl0t)

10 beneficient

Drat

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:08 PM (n9EOP)

11 Thanks a lot, John.

Posted by: Saddam at May 25, 2018 03:08 PM (6wzJh)

12 Wasn't that long ago he was pushing for the same thing in Syria...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 03:08 PM (oVJmc)

13 I DO NOT regret calling my wife a cunt once in public. Gotta have standards. - John McCain

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 25, 2018 03:08 PM (nKbPK)

14 Liberating and then letting them sort it out might be a better approach. The thing is Muslim countries and their citizens aren't interested in the type of democracy from the west. The best you can hope for is something like what Malaysia and Indonesia have.

Posted by: IC at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (PEJUg)

15 Fuck this thread and all it's comments.

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (FhXTo)

16 If you are gonna build a nation, make sure the foundation is solid. That starts with clearing the landscape.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (C8I+y)

17 I have mixed thoughts about Iraq. It could have changed the complexion of the Middle East, but now I wonder if we should ever fight another war, as the left will make sure to go quisling in the middle of it.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (YuQLm)

18 I believe we'll eventually find out that McCain and the Bush's are deeply involved in this Trump coup. Up to their eyeballs in it.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (r9UYA)

19 I feel sorry for the tumor that caught a McCain.

Posted by: JC at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (mJXUS)

20
"... can't be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it."

No one has ever gone into civilian service - let alone the Senate - to accept any share of the blame.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (BWL+E)

21 Make the rubble bounce!

That's the ticket, but noooo the neocons's liked the
"You break it You bought it approach!"

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (n9EOP)

22 Even worse lots of money disappeared over there. Like billions of dollars. Who stole that?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (4ErVI)

23 Pretty sure that it is A-OK to organize "McLame is dead parties now"

Posted by: Pretty sure at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (Ymy4N)

24 This is a press release from McCainCo.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (oVJmc)

25 You really have to respect a guy that can go to his eternal rest with dignity.

Posted by: cornbred at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (1tl0t)

26 I was a terrible pilot - John McCain

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (nKbPK)

27 until iran is dealt with by someone, anything else in the middle east is not worth one more american life. let them figure out their shitholes. when will we learn?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 25, 2018 03:10 PM (KP5rU)

28 WTF, MAN!!!!

Posted by: Generalissimo Francisco Franco at May 25, 2018 03:11 PM (CPfoe)

29 Palin was obviously a bad pick. She was a sports reporter. You don't pick a sports reporter to be the 2nd in command of the free world. Basic failure of judgment.

Posted by: bjstuggzzz at May 25, 2018 03:11 PM (e44Qj)

30 Well, after 4-5 years of allowing Sadaam to rape and pillage and disperse his stockpile of banned weapons around the Middle East, a little Nation Building was the least we could do.

- Compassionate Conservatives Inc

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:11 PM (di+2x)

31
Staffer: "Sign this tweet, Senator."

McCain: "Mpppppfff!... GAAAAAAH!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 03:11 PM (BWL+E)

32 I have mixed thoughts about Iraq. It could have changed the complexion of the Middle East, but now I wonder if we should ever fight another war, as the left will make sure to go quisling in the middle of it.
Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (YuQLm)

The left is all ways sure to go Quisling, aided and abetted by a number of Republicans, because they can't stand an American success.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:11 PM (n9EOP)

33 Just. Fucking. Die. Already.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:12 PM (di+2x)

34 John McCain is the kind of guy who thinks KC Masterpiece on flank steak is "barbecue."

He probably prefers it to actual barbecue, too.

Posted by: reason at May 25, 2018 03:12 PM (q/kmn)

35 Oh McCain is so beloved by the left! Sure. Let's rerun that bloody fanged pic they tricked him into and then cackled with glee over. They only love him now becuz hes a doddering syncophantic fool.

Posted by: LASue at May 25, 2018 03:12 PM (tChmn)

36 John, you're embarrassing all of us.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at May 25, 2018 03:12 PM (CPfoe)

37 13
I DO NOT regret my involvement in the SL scandal - John McCain

Posted by: Under Fire at May 25, 2018 03:12 PM (r9UYA)

38 Get on the cart. You're not fooling anyone.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (di+2x)

39 I care little for hindsight, and I care even less for hindsight from him.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (ppaKI)

40 We look backwards from a much different world. Fracking was not yet redefining the global oil market.

It was always going to be a long-shot, but at that time, the option to ignore that corner of the world wasn't as easy.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (2xR5z)

41 I'd debate that. Nation building is not necessarily a bad exercise - see Japan, South Korea, west Germany.

The problem is actual nation building takes DECADES of sustained effort.

What is a bad exercise is subjecting it to the whim of a Democrat idiot who wants to fulfill his campaign promise to stupid people and pull out whenever he feels like it.

Posted by: DudeAbides at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (gEPDv)

42 I think Palin would have been good if she had kept her head down and concentrated on governatin'. she flew too high too fast.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (gMim2)

43 Yeah...I'm guilty of being an Iraq War supporter.

Now?

Nuke 'em. No more American blood spilled for ungrateful bastards.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (wYseH)

44 I got VD from the gooks. They loved me long time with bad hoo-haws. - John McCain

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (nKbPK)

45 18 I believe we'll eventually find out that McCain and the Bush's are deeply involved in this Trump coup. Up to their eyeballs in it.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 25, 2018 03:09 PM (r9UYA)

I would agree but, if true, the media would have completely outed them by now - if no other reason than to take the heat off Hilary. And think of the blaring headlines they could use to distract the LIVs.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (vkS2Z)

46 Get on the cart. You're not fooling anyone.
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (di+2x)



Heh. He's just being a big baby.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (CPfoe)

47
They only love him now becuz hes a doddering syncophantic fool who hates Trump.

Fixed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (BWL+E)

48 It is sad that we won't have McCain's leadership guiding our Foreign Policy. We might actually start winning.

Posted by: Gumby at May 25, 2018 03:14 PM (2LelM)

49 I said, IT'S YOUR MOVE, ASSHOLE!!!!

Posted by: Death Playing Chess at May 25, 2018 03:14 PM (CPfoe)

50 So many good men gave their lives and health in the Middle East, yet the protected class has no concern, all in a days graft on their part.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 25, 2018 03:14 PM (YuQLm)

51 Bring out your dead.

Posted by: Gumby at May 25, 2018 03:14 PM (2LelM)

52 13
I DO NOT regret having butt sex with Nicole Wallace. - John McCain

Posted by: Under Fire at May 25, 2018 03:15 PM (r9UYA)

53 One thing I seem to remember is that George Will (yes that George Will) said something like "Anyone that expects a working Jeffersonian Democracy to arise in the Middle East is smoking some reallllly good sh!t!"

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:15 PM (n9EOP)

54 For God's sake, somebody please hit him with a stick.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 03:15 PM (CPfoe)

55 No telling what Iraq would be like now if Obama hadn't pulled out before we were ready.

Posted by: Comey's ugly wife at May 25, 2018 03:15 PM (XT6Vl)

56 I think I'll go for a walk!

Posted by: John McCain's tumor at May 25, 2018 03:15 PM (1tl0t)

57 as for the Iraq War, I was a cheerleader too. because I trusted McCain, for whom I'd voted in the 2000 primary.

I regret that error. of trusting McCain.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 03:15 PM (gMim2)

58 Bush II ran on not nation building so the first thing he did in Iraq was nation building. I was against going into Iraq because I knew as soon as the Democrats got in office they would surrender and pull out. And Obama did just that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 25, 2018 03:16 PM (mpXpK)

59 Posted by: bjstuggzzz at May 25, 2018 03:11 PM (e44Qj)

Yep! Yep! Yep! I mean it's not as if she had any experience being an executive in public office or anything-like a Governor or something. Obviously Obama was more qualified to be President than Palin who spent her whole career being a sports writer/journalist. /sarc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:16 PM (vw6r3)

60 >>>One thing I seem to remember is that George Will (yes that George Will) said something like "Anyone that expects a working Jeffersonian Democracy to arise in the Middle East is smoking some reallllly good sh!t!"


I always pegged George as more of a glue-sniffer.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 25, 2018 03:16 PM (ppaKI)

61 Can't Buddha Kristol just eat John McCain and be don't with it?

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 03:16 PM (3c1uO)

62 I cling on to life, day after day, with glioblastoma that would have killed most men my age months ago, because I fear the day when I pay my end of the bargain.

Once again, I'm trying to welch.

Posted by: John McCain at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (AzW6q)

63 Nation building can work with civilized people. Muslim peeps, not so much.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (md3fh)

64 Invading Iraq wasn't a mistake. We killed a lot of bad people.

The mistake was in the lax rules of engagement and the gentle approach to the war. We should have utterly destroyed Iraq and wiped out all but the mildest versions of Islam.

Without destroying radical Islam and enforcing its destruction, the war was doomed to fail

Posted by: Michael the Texan at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (nvMvs)

65 I set a air craft carrier on fire for 6 dollars. - John McCain

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (nKbPK)

66 War should be simple. Go flat out, as hard as you can until the other side surrenders unconditionally. Then you pack up your shit and come home. Last man out tells them, "Don't make me come back."

Nation building worked, somewhat, after WW2 because we no shit won. No playing for a tie. No concerns about collateral damage. Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasake - you do that shit and you can consider a bit of nation building. You want to drop a couple dozen smart bombs? Then you're done as soon as the last one drops from the racks.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (xQfPr)

67 51
Bring out your dead.

Posted by: Gumby at May 25, 2018 03:14 PM (2LelM)

Soon. Very Soon.

Posted by: The Tumor at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (jxbfJ)

68
McCain made up for his mistake on Iraq by joining a plot to rig the U.S. presidential election

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (10vO4)

69 The truth is it wasn't a mistake until Obama willfully sabotaged it by not negotiating in good faith for the planned permanent military base.

Posted by: Alleninhawaii at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (euJpb)

70 I knew Saddam had to go. I did not have any concept of what was going to replace him. That was somebody else's job.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (RuIsu)

71 McStain never met a warmonger he didn't want to to adopt. I predict US wars will drop dramatically once he finally finally takes his dirt nap.

Posted by: McCain the Senate's biggest asshole at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (BKav4)

72 Can't Buddha Kristol just eat John McCain and be don't with it?
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 03:16 PM (3c1uO)
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Wouldn't be the first time...

Posted by: Bill "Oral B" Kristol at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (AzW6q)

73 That article in sidebar, about Trump having "it" - don't think it's a troll at all, there's always been some people who have "it", while most don't - the guy who walks into a room, any room in the country, and without him even saying anything all the guys want to be him, and all the girls want to be with him.

Ronald Reagan was that kind of guy. There's been a few in Hollywood - John Wayne definitely had "it", and by all accounts I've heard so did James Garner. Frank Sinatra definitely had "it".

You know who never even got close to having "it"? Obama, that's who. Or John Kerry, or Chuck Schumer, or Adam Schiff - weaselly little homunculous men, all.

It's not just men, although it's harder to identify women since they're so often judged by beauty alone. But for those who weren't just beautiful, but whose very presence could stun an entire room full of people - I'd start with women like Sophia Lauren, and Raquel Welch.

I can believe completely that men like Bill Kristol and Podheritz are insanely jealous of Trump on this count alone. So is McCain. Pathetic turds, and wannabe half men, all of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (k1TUh)

74 I always pegged George as more of a glue-sniffer.
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Guys that wear long sleeve button down shirts with Bermuda shorts are definitely doing some weird shit.

Posted by: Gumby at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (2LelM)

75 Nation building requires a willingness to trample on the values of the American Republic in those occupied countries. Techniques like divide and conquer via using splits in religion or ethnicity, using military courts, spies, and informers, are all an anathema to a democratic republic.

That is why Speaker Thomas Reed opposed the Spanish American War is that he feared the values of empire would supersede those of a republic.

We did so in Japan and Germany successfully because the American public suffered vast losses of lives and limbs and the Allies eliminated many of those of the male population in the occupied zones who could resist. Thus, MacArthur became a shogun in Japan with little interference.

The situation in Germany was more complicated but basically starving and freezing Germans had little option than to capitulate to the four Allied occupying countries. The Allies used Germans to do much of the dirty work in the occupation along with the De-Nazification program. Catch I Was A Male War Bride movie that was shot in post-war Germany for some indications of what it was like along with the movie A Foreign Affair.

Posted by: whig at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (QUDAE)

76 Franco that you? Still not dead, damn.

Posted by: fat lady already at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (WX+x0)

77 I always pegged George as more of a glue-sniffer.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 25, 2018 03:16 PM

You misspelled cock.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (3c1uO)

78 John McCain is the kind of guy who thinks KC Masterpiece on flank steak is "barbecue."

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As if anything from KC can be considered BBQ.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 03:19 PM (xQfPr)

79 It could have changed the complexion of the Middle East, but now I wonder if we should ever fight another war, as the left will make sure to go quisling in the middle of it.

This is the real issue. The war, and the nation-building, had been won. If we'd treated it like Germany, or South Korea, or Japan, it would almost certainly still be won. The Iranian mess would be completely different now.

But that requires Democrats who believe in American values.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 25, 2018 03:19 PM (2lndx)

80 64 Invading Iraq wasn't a mistake. We killed a lot of bad people.

The mistake was in the lax rules of engagement and the gentle approach to the war. We should have utterly destroyed Iraq and wiped out all but the mildest versions of Islam.

Without destroying radical Islam and enforcing its destruction, the war was doomed to fail

Posted by: Michael the Texan at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (nvMvs)

This. It was such a polite occupation - almost like we turned into pansy Canadians!

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 25, 2018 03:19 PM (vkS2Z)

81
68
McCain made up for his mistake on Iraq by joining a plot to rig the U.S. presidential election
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Yes he did. The question is did he know he was being played or is he that stupid?

Posted by: Gumby at May 25, 2018 03:19 PM (2LelM)

82 Goooooooo TUMOR!

Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (r+mGZ)

83 It is fine to say the Iraq War was a mistake. But one also has to realize that it was run poorly as well. Someone loses every war, but that does not always mean the war was a mistake. Sure war sucks, but lessons need to be learned. Of course learn whether going to war is the right call, but you better also learn how to win once you do go.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (n13/j)

84 "I think Palin would have been good if she had kept her head down and concentrated on governatin'. she flew too high too fast.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo"


I think had she stayed as Gov and won re-election in 2010, she would have been a worthy challenger to Barry in 2012. And I understand her reasons for stepping down, but it would have been interesting.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (OD2ni)

85 >>>Nation building worked, somewhat, after WW2 because we no shit won.


Plus the fact that the Japanese and Germans already had an orderly society in place. Iraq was a dysfunctional madhouse long before we ever set foot there.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (ppaKI)

86 imbecilic cock sucking glue sniffer. There you go mates. Always like to help. Stay out da bushes.

Posted by: fat lady already at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (WX+x0)

87 Did he mention how he mistakenly ran in the wrong party all these years?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (7ZVPa)

88 What is a bad exercise is subjecting it to the whim of a Democrat idiot who wants to fulfill his campaign promise to stupid people and pull out whenever he feels like it.
Posted by: DudeAbides at May 25, 2018 03:13 PM (gEPDv)


Only neocons would strategize something like an "Authorization For The Use Of Military Force" to ensure they will have an out when needed. We should NEVER commit troops without a formal Declaration Of War. Make the slimy Congressional bastards commit in writing one way or another, and accept nothing less than Total Surrender as a result!

Turn the aftermath over to a senior NCO corps that get to keep 10% of the profits made in turning the country around.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (n9EOP)

89 As if anything from KC can be considered BBQ.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 25, 2018 03:19 PM (xQfPr)

*offers the secret Texan handshake*

Weatherford.

Posted by: reason at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (q/kmn)

90 Killing terrorists is never bad. Iraq sucked them right to it.

Iraq did not know it got its ass kicked because of US leadership.

Vote for me for Grand PuBah!!!!

Posted by: nip at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (ECLaL)

91 McCain did his best nation building with Hillary in Libya.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (2rRKu)

92 I think they're jealous of Trump, but I would probably be one of the women who-in my younger days-wouldn't have been bowled over by Trump. He certainly wasn't a bad looking guy when he was younger, had a lot of money and is smart. There are things, however, that annoy me about Trump and would have annoyed me in my younger, prettier days-not the least of which was that he cheated on his wives. I'd probably like him much better in his 60's and now than in his 20's 30's and 40's

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (vw6r3)

93 If you are gonna build a nation, make sure the foundation is solid. That starts with clearing the landscape.
Posted by: Diogenes


Yep. Said it before; it required a colonization of the country with complete command and control in the hands of select NCOs.

The US populace wasn't and isn't interested in such projects. They gave up on the half-assed, litigated, soft-touch occupation in less than 5years. Anyone who expected them to be interested in a multi-decade occupation is lying to themselves.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (LNPd9)

94 will the Never-Admit-Error Neocon NeverTrumpers admit it?

depends on how much they are financially hurting, or less cocktail hour or party invites

or Cruise invites

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (fceHP)

95 Dude's a Klingon.

Posted by: Uranus at May 25, 2018 03:22 PM (+lOpA)

96
Yes he did. The question is did he know he was being played or is he that stupid?

Posted by: Gumby at May 25, 2018 03:19 PM (2LelM)


I was played was his excuse on the savings and loan scandal.He doesn't get to use it twice

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 03:22 PM (10vO4)

97 Of course learn whether going to war is the right call, but you better also learn how to win once you do go.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (n13/j)


And you better have the Nation ready to support winning and the gradual transitioning to peacetime!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:22 PM (n9EOP)

98 I'll give you a perspective having lost friends and brothers in Iraq, and being a September 11th survivor.

Mistake? Hell no, and I'll be the first to question McCain's motives. The man is dying and thinking about his legacy. So are the people around him. We call that disingenuous- so fuck him.

It also demeans people who fought and died there, turning them into dupes. Never. You want to say people fought for the men next to them- fine. But we were there for a purpose, and while that purpose has shifted over the years, the net effect has been a much different Middle East with more gains to be made in the future.

You want to talk about nation building in the traditional sense. I am with you. You want to talk about how Obama's policies turned it into a morass, ultimately destroyed many of the gains we made and delayed the drawdown to lower levels I'll have that conversation also. You want to tell me the actions in Iraq were meaningless, didn't result in tangible security gains for our country, didn't shift the status quo, didn't ultimately reduce terrorism or threat to the homeland? Go hang yourself.

Worth the cost? Never. It never is. Not any war, yet we will always have them because it is human nature.

Coming up on Memorial Day think about this, especially those of us who called for the war, knowing the costs. How can you repay those men for that sacrifice? How can you ever live a good enough life to earn what they paid for?

It's not with this type of phony, self-righteous, second guessing, personal guilt letting.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM (VpIIl)

99 I'm beginning to sense a theme here today.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM (xqfqx)

100 McCain was who the Establishment wanted.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM (oVJmc)

101 It should prove that we should never again try to nation build. The first mistake was Afghanistan. We should have went in enmasse killed a shit load of bad guys and left. And none of the ROE that were used. Bad guys in a building? Fuck it, level it.

Iraq I had a small amount of hope for, up until the 50's they were fairly westernized and they weren't run by religious fanatics. The problem is that the whole tribal shit will never allow it to happen.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM (3c1uO)

102 McCain will go to his grave knowing Trump won and he did not.
Suck on that while you gasp your last breath asshole.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM (r9UYA)

103 I said the war was a mistake before we ever went in. Especially because it diverted men, equipment, and attention from Afghanistan.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM (5fSr7)

104
Non-trolling question: what was the alternative? Would sanctions and no-fly zones have persisted? I was told by my betters that 500,000 Iraqi children were dying every day because of the sanctions. The Europeans, of course, would cheat their own grandmothers for a bribe or kickback.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (BWL+E)

105 53 One thing I seem to remember is that George Will (yes that George Will) said something like "Anyone that expects a working Jeffersonian Democracy to arise in the Middle East is smoking some reallllly good sh!t!"
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:15 PM (n9EOP)



Blind Skvirrel.

Posted by: buzzion at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (lKs2v)

106 I recall the wildly inflated claims of the number of Iraqis killed. If we had offed that number and the right ones, thing would have gone far better afterward. Such is the brutality of war.

Posted by: epobirs at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (AJKgl)

107 this sounds like a deathbed confession. Kind of makes me hopeful.
ok, nasty thing to say.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (KxbBq)

108 Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM

Well said!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (3c1uO)

109 The Iraq and Afghanistan wars were a mistake only in that there was not a 100% commitment to win. Politicians (both parties - OK the uniparty) were too worried about the optics of the destruction. ROE were drafted handicapping our military, and then they were tightened, and tightened again.If a military conflict is needed, the U.S. President (and whatever/if any notice or permission needed from Congress) should turn to the Joint Chiefs, Sec Def and simply say two things:1) Make this problem go away and
2) Make it quick, decisive, a victory.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (jxbfJ)

110 Reminds me of the I'm not dead yet scene from Monty Python and the Holy Trail.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 25, 2018 03:25 PM (aCNZ6)

111 Guaran-damn-tee you this POS got boo coo "donations" to the "John McCain Foundation and Slush Fund" from all sorts of unsavory middle eastern types.
Several pics of him colluding with Syrian "rebels" floating about on the internet.
He's just as scared of hanging as HRC.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 25, 2018 03:25 PM (57plp)

112 Kind of makes me hopeful.
ok, nasty thing to say.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (KxbBq)
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Whatever. May the crone carry him speedily into the maw of the ninth ring.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2018 03:26 PM (AzW6q)

113 Ronald Reagan was that kind of guy. There's been a few in Hollywood - John Wayne definitely had "it", and by all accounts I've heard so did James Garner. Frank Sinatra definitely had "it".

Garner definitely did, and he knew it. Watching him in anything you just immediately like him.

That's why The Rockford Files is so funny because he's always getting played, sandbagged, whatever. It's the exact opposite of what someone like that would get from other people.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 25, 2018 03:26 PM (4ErVI)

114 Can't wait for the heroic story how he was inspired by Grant to keep writing as he was slowly dying.

This will help cement his military reputation.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 25, 2018 03:26 PM (e1mEI)

115 Without destroying radical Islam and enforcing its destruction, the war was doomed to fail

Posted by: Michael the Texan at May 25, 2018 03:17 PM (nvMvs)

This. It was such a polite occupation - almost like we turned into pansy Canadians!
Posted by: kathysaysso at May 25, 2018 03:19 PM (vkS2Z)

American foreign policy has been wonked out for a generation or two.

America's founding documents are all about the People creating the government they want... that they deserve.

How then can we say a foreign countries CITIZENS are not complicit in their governments actions?

This whole modern 'we hate your government but love your people' crap is... just that... crap.

We need to hold the Citizens of a Country responsible for the actions of their Government... until THEY change said Government.

Every War post WW2... where we did NOT hold the Citizens of said country responsible... were we did NOT PUNISH the shit out of said citizens... has pretty much been a waste.

Posted by: Don Q.... at May 25, 2018 03:26 PM (NgKpN)

116 I guess all we had to go by at the time was the results of Japan, Germany (west), and to some extent Korea (south). But those countries were beat into submission by us.

Iraq/Afghanistan...not so much. Plus Muzzies...

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2018 03:26 PM (Enq6K)

117 A huge amount of the reason for the failure was due to the war from within, meaning the political exploitation against the war from the left. The media willingly went along with it, making it increasingly difficult to even try to do what needed to be done to be successful. And of course, 0bama and the rest of the Democrats then went forth to actually make the war as much of a failure as possible. But they don't take any blame. This is just as much failure theater as anything the NeverTrumpers and cucks ever do. Oh woah is us, we conservatives made such a terrible mistake, Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry and all the liberals were so right that America opened up torture chambers and we are no better than Saddam Hussein...etc., etc. See how easy it is to join the left?

Posted by: Matt at May 25, 2018 03:26 PM (hY3+6)

118 Never bought in, thought it was a bad idea from the start, totally understand that others disagreed, and I respected their decision then and now.

Hope that doesn't sound like gloating or anything, it isn't, just trying to acknowledge the situation was complex, and there were honest disagreements about the best course.

Posted by: Eduardo at May 25, 2018 03:27 PM (cOANc)

119 I think they're jealous of Trump, but I would
probably be one of the women who-in my younger days-wouldn't have been
bowled over by Trump. He certainly wasn't a bad looking guy when he was
younger, had a lot of money and is smart. There are things, however,
that annoy me about Trump and would have annoyed me in my younger,
prettier days-not the least of which was that he cheated on his wives.
I'd probably like him much better in his 60's and now than in his 20's
30's and 40's

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:21 PM (vw6r3)

Things about Trump annoy me too. I could tell him lots of things he could change to suit me better. His opponents wanted to further disfigure the republic and weaken Constitutional freedoms. No tough decision there.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:27 PM (n13/j)

120 I only supported the Iraq war to the extant it allowed us to put troops and air power on three sides of Iran. And, after we succeeded in short order, the Iranian people rose in rebellion against their tyrants and begged for our help. They asked us, the longtime friendly democracy builder sitting there surrounding an ill equipped military and its terrorist allies. Easy win for civilization and revenge for Beirut and Tehran embassy. So sweet.

But, Obama.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 03:27 PM (NVmJr)

121 There are no lefty voices out there that anyone apolitical really gives a fuck about anymore.

Celebrities being leftards isn't news anymore, plus #metoo splashed a lot of cold water and other stuff (ick) on Hollywood, so people have simply tuned it all out. The only celebrity news politically is when they say something truly Reich Wing like they "actually kind of like America".

Influence and persuasion matters. That's why the Obamas have a channel now. But they are slowly but surely being erased from memory.

And right now all their side has is Pontius Comey, who has gone whisper quiet, the Hag who keeps repeating herself like Rain Man ("should have won the election, should have won the election, you're all sexist, gotta watch Wapner"), and Weekend at McCain's who gets held up like Punxsutawney Phil to make a statement about his shadow every few days.

Posted by: Mega at May 25, 2018 03:27 PM (rv0Fo)

122 83 It is fine to say the Iraq War was a mistake. But one also has to realize that it was run poorly as well. Someone loses every war, but that does not always mean the war was a mistake. Sure war sucks, but lessons need to be learned. Of course learn whether going to war is the right call, but you better also learn how to win once you do go.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (n13/j)

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Kinda hard to defend the perimeter when the main gate is unsecured.

When you have a media openly hostile to anything military, you get Jerry Rivera drawing troop movements in the sand.

First lesson to be learned: No embeds from the MSM.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (7qyhD)

123 ow, I think I have a boil on my ass.

oh wait, it's just a reminder that McCain hasn't stfu yet

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (gMim2)

124 OK.


Pizza is in the oven.


Is McCain still alive?

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (di+2x)

125 We should remember that the Original Sin we made in that region is when Colon Powell got cold feet and we let Saddam stay in power at the end of the 1st Gulf War. If we would have kept going until he resigned and turned himself over (which would have been easy, since the entire Iraqi Army was on the run at the time) none of the later unpleasantness would ever have happened.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (k1TUh)

126 "No war is over until the enemy says it's over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote."

Posted by: Mattis at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (q/kmn)

127 Non-trolling question: what was the alternative?
...
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 03:24 PM (BWL+E)

Make the rubble bounce at least once for starters

*Types
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Deletes*

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (n9EOP)

128
Can't wait for the heroic story how he was inspired by Grant to keep writing as he was slowly dying.

Grant kept writing so his family wouldn't go bankrupt

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (10vO4)

129 I guess all we had to go by at the time was the results of Japan, Germany (west), and to some extent Korea (south).

We also had South Vietnam, but it was possible to view that as a one-time betrayal due to the circumstances.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (2lndx)

130 "Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2018 03:23 PM (3c1uO)
"

Except that's not true about Afghanistan. There are a lot of good people in the country who want to live their lives and be left alone. But they can't because adjoining countries are constantly sending radicals into their midst and stoking tribal differences. If we bombed and left, it would only be a matter of time before we were back there or worse, they would be here. The fanatics need to be wiped out or at least know we are there to stay until they are no longer a threat to us. For that, you need to grab people by the collar and shake them. You can actually make a better case for Afghanistan than Iraq.`

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (VpIIl)

131 he also inspires me, makes me laugh, and surprises as well.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:29 PM (n13/j)

132 Aaaand, I'll BBL.

I hear my name being called.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 03:29 PM (7qyhD)

133
There is nothing inherently wrong with the concept of nation building IF AND ONLY IF you do it this way:

1 - No rules of engagement. Ever.
2 - Go in with overwhelming violence and force to wipeout all military and irregular forces.
3 - Minimizing collateral damage is not, repeat, not a priority or even a concern.
4 - Impose the severest form of martial law possible. Take over all political, cultural and religious institutions and de-Islamify everything.
5 - Then and only then can you say "mission accomplished and leave the country,

Since this ain't ever gonna happen, I see no problems.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 03:29 PM (VM6ev)

134 *eyes rolling so hard they look like a pinball machine*

I give up. The left won. Congratulations for slurping up every one of their treacherous talking points.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 25, 2018 03:29 PM (39g3+)

135 Sure, everything is a mistake if you give the Left a say in it. I'm not impressed.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2018 03:30 PM (7ThJ3)

136 I hear my name being called.
Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 03:29 PM (7qyhD)
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#MeToo

Posted by: John McCain at May 25, 2018 03:30 PM (AzW6q)

137 5 Portland cop cars have surrounded the run down vehicle. They are pulling someone out of the car. Older man with white hair.


Posted by: Under Fire at May 25, 2018 03:30 PM (r9UYA)

138 Ronald Reagan was that kind of guy. There's been a few in Hollywood - John Wayne definitely had "it", and by all accounts I've heard so did James Garner. Frank Sinatra definitely had "it".

You know who never even got close to having "it"? Obama, that's who. Or John Kerry, or Chuck Schumer, or Adam Schiff - weaselly little homunculous men, all.

It's not just men, although it's harder to identify women since they're so often judged by beauty alone. But for those who weren't just beautiful, but whose very presence could stun an entire room full of people - I'd start with women like Sophia Lauren, and Raquel Welch.


Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 03:18 PM (k1TUh)


I think Bill Clinton had it too.

Posted by: LASue at May 25, 2018 03:31 PM (tChmn)

139 Every War post WW2... where we did NOT hold the Citizens of said country responsible... were we did NOT PUNISH the shit out of said citizens... has pretty much been a waste.

Posted by: Don Q.... at May 25, 2018 03:26 PM (NgKpN)

The die was cast in Korea I think. Definitely by Vietnam. Fighting to just hold territory is usually a bad idea. Stalemates are bad. It just turns into a meat grinder and lots of body bags.

I think Grenada was the exception. We went in, tossed out the Marxists and the Cubans, and left.

I had a work project yesterday that required me to do some research on Afghanistan. Apparently the Taliban is willing to engage in peace talks, but not with the Afghan government. They want to deal directly with the US since they see the regime there as puppets.

Also, they've taken back nearly all of their territory they lost. So there's another slow motion loss unfolding.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 25, 2018 03:31 PM (4ErVI)

140 Grant kept writing so his family wouldn't go bankrupt
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Grant should have made a Netflix deal or started a fake charity.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 03:31 PM (NVmJr)

141 Joyce is dead, and yet this pathetic quisling still lives.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 25, 2018 03:31 PM (uDcBt)

142 As I mentioned earlier today, I am glad to spend my tax dollars to get him the first six feet toward his destination.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 25, 2018 03:31 PM (7ZVPa)

143 re 120: I would like to believe that W Bush wanted to see and support a revolution in Iran, but I think he feared the Dems would have turned it into a Constitutional Crisis. Shoulda done it anyway.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (KxbBq)

144
Whatever, Juan. Tell it to your Maker when your time comes.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (NoLse)

145 The problem with Iraq was the same problem with Afghanistan, which was the same problem with Vietnam.

We let them have and use Sanctuary Countries.

The jihadis came in through Syria, the Taliban hide out in Pakistan in the Winter, and the North Vietnamese Army had Laos and Cambodia.



Posted by: rd at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (4dz1m)

146 The problem was in stopping in Iraq and not going Patton-style all the way to Tehran.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (oVJmc)

147 You know who never even got close to having "it"? Obama, that's who.

If I had a father, he'd look like Barack Obama.

Posted by: David "Camera" Hogg at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (7ThJ3)

148 The main reason not to go to extended war in the modern age is that Democrats will come in and sabotage it the first chance they can. And our treasonous media will undermine it even sooner.

Posted by: Mega at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (rv0Fo)

149 85 >>>Nation building worked, somewhat, after WW2 because we no shit won.


Plus the fact that the Japanese and Germans already had an orderly society in place. Iraq was a dysfunctional madhouse long before we ever set foot there.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 25, 2018 03:20 PM (ppaKI)

No, it worked because we outlawed the two major Philosophies or our Enemies... Shintoism, and Nazism...

And replaced them with an American style Bill of Rights.

We did just the opposite in Iraq. We did not outlaw Islam, and in fact allowed them to enshrine Sharia Law into their Constitution.

Posted by: Don Q.... at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (NgKpN)

150 140 Grant kept writing so his family wouldn't go bankrupt
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Grant should have made a Netflix deal or started a fake charity.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 25, 2018 03:31 PM (NVmJr)


I think he still gets residuals from "Lou Grant," no?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (VM6ev)

151 So if we go to war and the battle plan includes total destruction of the enemies' capital in the first 24 hrs then count me in.

Posted by: rod of correction at May 25, 2018 03:32 PM (WX+x0)

152 And whatever the circumstances, I give McCain credit for his Vietnam service, even though that's not popular with a large section of people at the VFW.

Everything after that is a stain on our country, and he's turned into a bitter, old, self absorbed douchebag.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 03:33 PM (VpIIl)

153 Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 03:27 PM (n13/j)

I was speaking personally as in a dating prospect-not as in voting for him. No question; I can't stand Hillary. It's o.k. Trump wouldn't have wanted to date me anyway. However, I write him nice notes to him at the WH since he's become President, and if he wants to send some cash to get my teen boy a used car, I wouldn't object. He can afford it better than we can. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2018 03:33 PM (vw6r3)

154
McLame's dying is going to last longer than some bands' farewell tours

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 03:33 PM (SiINZ)

155 OK.


Pizza is in the oven.


Is McCain still alive?
Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2018 03:28 PM (di+2x)


Just cooking a pizza isn't enough to do the trick. McCain is tough.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 03:33 PM (CPfoe)

156 125 We should remember that the Original Sin we made in that region is when Colon Powell got cold feet and we let Saddam stay in power at the end of the 1st Gulf War. If we would have kept going until he resigned and turned himself over (which would have been easy, since the entire Iraqi Army was on the run at the time) none of the later unpleasantness would ever have happened.

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