Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 05-25-2019

WGM Elisabeth Paehtz.jpg
WGM Elisabeth Paehtz


Anybody Up For An Online Tournament?

Remember a couple of years ago when I set up that AoSHQ group on Chess.com and then did nothing with it, so it kind of died? Well, that was my bad, but I've just heard from a moron who wants to get a tournament going:

I'm a paid member [of Chess.com] and I was poking around the settings. [Setting up a tournament] doesn't seem too complicated and I'd be happy to [do it]. Maybe toss out a mention on the next chess thread to gauge interest? See what format of tourney, and what sort of time controls they'd go for. For an initial tourney, Swiss would probably work best, 8 games, give or take (depending on participation) with maybe a 10-15 minutes time control, Standard, and maybe an increment of +5, just to see how it goes. Just browsing the member list, there's enough people that have been online in the past 24 hours to suggest we've got a pretty active group. I'm betting we could get a regularly monthly thing going. Let me know what you think.

So I'm just throwing this out there like chum from a bucket. Anyone want in on this? Let me know in the comments.


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

And the occasional fishing thread will be up later up this evening.


Easier Problem - White To Play (985)

Goal: There's a forced mate in 3
Hint: White's rook needs to get to the h file


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More Challenging Problem - White To Play (988 )

Goal: White can both queen his pawn and prevent Black from queening his.
Hint: Don't immediately start the pawn race


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8/8/5p2/8/8/2K5/P5k1/8 w - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:


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20190525 dress pr0n czechia.jpg
Greetings From Czechia




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20190525 dress pr0n melania.jpg

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Problem solutions will be posted as an update later on.

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 06:35 PM




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1 Day at a time!

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:36 PM (kR3UB)

2 Who!

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:37 PM (kR3UB)

3 Yeppers!

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:37 PM (kR3UB)

4 All by myself ...

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:37 PM (kR3UB)

5 I'm ronery so off to call the pooches.

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:38 PM (kR3UB)

6 i'm here....

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at May 25, 2019 06:40 PM (UUBmN)

7 I think I broke something.

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:40 PM (kR3UB)

8 I like chess.
I just don't have anyone to play with.
I'll have to teach my grandson this summer.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 06:40 PM (0tfLf)

9 I don't know anything about chess though...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 06:40 PM (UUBmN)

10 Yay Lin-duh! Just you and me!

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:41 PM (kR3UB)

11 This is a quiet start huh?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 06:41 PM (0tfLf)

12 Threesome!

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (kR3UB)

13 Elisabeth the chess champion is cute, but she looks like she's about 16.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (ahS0B)

14 First problem:

1 Ra5 Be8 (forced, to stop Rh5 mate)
2. Rh5 + anyway! BxR
3. P-up mate.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (5tb4C)

15 Menage a tre

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (kR3UB)

16 So, for problem 1:

1) Ra2 Be8
2) Rh2+ Bh5
3) RxB++

?

Posted by: Darles Chickens at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (F7Xdn)

17 I have to run but I'd play in the tournament.

I promise not to turn any of the chess sets over if I lose ... though I can't rule out throwing some pieces around.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (ennNc)

18 Thank you for tagging her picture with a name saves me the embarrassment of misnaming another woman.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 06:44 PM (JaCRW)

19 Good evening, all. Watching the weather. Storms in the forecast for the 500 tomorrow. Lightning and metal grandstands do not mix.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 25, 2019 06:44 PM (PXKj8)

20 I'd be but a pawn in a tournament

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 06:44 PM (BbGew)

21 Problem #1

1. Ra5 Be8 (to stop mate on h5)
2. Rh5+ BxR
3. g5 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at May 25, 2019 06:45 PM (4LbHt)

22 That peach silk dress is gorgeous. My friend moved into a house in DC that had peach silk curtains that kind of looked like that. She didn't like them, and I said if she ever took them down I'd love to have them just for the fabric. I think they moved again before she took them down, alas.

And I love all those gowns in the next picture. If only I had one, and somewhere to wear it.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 06:45 PM (aXucN)

23 Seocnd problem:

Without analyzing fully, looks like 1 Kd4 forced black to move his king up to save his own pane, but then white pushes the A-pawn til it queens and the black pawn in on c2, then Qh1! Covers the queening square and keeps' black king away.

Without doing the K move first on move 1, black gets the ol' "Bishop pawn on seventh rank vs. a Q is a draw because of stalemate in the corner" trick.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:45 PM (5tb4C)

24 I would play the tournament if it was Daily Chess i.e. 48 hours per move.

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:46 PM (dCRRg)

25 Re 23:

Oh wait, I'm still half a tempo behind! Well, it's got to be some series of tricky king moves to get tthe half tempo back. Heh.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:47 PM (5tb4C)

26 I like the black and pink gown worn by the woman sitting down and the brown (or is that dark copper?) and black dress worn by woman on the left.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 06:48 PM (ahS0B)

27 >>> Elisabeth the chess champion is cute, but she looks like she's about 16.

I bet she is at least 19.

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:48 PM (dCRRg)

28 24 I would play the tournament if it was Daily Chess i.e. 48 hours per move.

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:46 PM (dCRRg)


I suspect this is what most morons are going to want, rather than a tournament in "real" time. But who knows, maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 06:49 PM (+aReV)

29 I also like Kate's dress in ice blue and lace. It's very delicate looking.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 06:51 PM (aXucN)

30 I'm not smart enough to play chess. It gives me a headache

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2019 06:51 PM (JgA4k)

31 Oh wait, I'm still half a tempo behind! Well, it's got to be some series of tricky king moves to get tthe half tempo back. Heh.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:47 PM (5tb4C)


Well, you've got the right idea, i.e. you just can't just start a pawn race, because that is how you will guarantee a draw. You need to use your king to pick up a tempo (or tempi).

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 06:51 PM (+aReV)

32 Those 48 hour games can go on forever and people lose interest. I'd say at most a 24 hour max game.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 25, 2019 06:52 PM (PyTup)

33 Hey everybody.

Uh OregonMuse... Melania's not wearing a dress. :-)
(She still looks great though)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2019 06:53 PM (miE9U)

34 I haven't been on Chess.com in years, but I'd give it a go.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at May 25, 2019 06:54 PM (F7Xdn)

35 I would play the tournament if it was Daily Chess i.e. 48 hours per move.
Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:46 PM (dCRRg)

I suspect this is what most morons are going to want, rather than a tournament in "real" time. But who knows, maybe I'm wrong.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 06:49 PM (+aReV)


It's what I think I want, but it isn't really. I played a game by radio against a guy in Georgia on a weekly net - basically postal chess by ham radio. It lasted about four moves before we both got bored. The only way I could play a whole game is against someone face to face, with conversation on the side. My attention span isn't long enough otherwise.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 06:56 PM (t+qrx)

36 >>> Those 48 hour games can go on forever and people lose interest. I'd say at most a 24 hour max game.

24 hours mean you have to make a move every day, no break. I can't handle the pace :--)

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:56 PM (dCRRg)

37 Who'll stop the rain?

Posted by: John Fogerty at May 25, 2019 06:56 PM (kR3UB)

38 Kate appears to be beside herself

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2019 06:56 PM (JgA4k)

39 Problem #2
1. Kd4

The idea is to force the Black king to come out to protect the pawn and relinquish control of the f1 square. Once the white King squats on f1, the pawn is blocked, and the Black king is too far away to stop the white pawn. Or if the Black king doesn't come out, pick off the pawn

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at May 25, 2019 06:57 PM (4LbHt)

40 _British IP vendor and multinational technology devloper, ARM, has suspended doing business with Huawei.
_Google, really, is suspending business in compliance with Trump.
_Infineon Technologies, Germany. _STMicroelectronics, Switzerland. Also.

How's that stiff neck working out for you Mr. Xi ?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 06:57 PM (JaCRW)

41 It would be nice to dress like that every once in a while.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 06:57 PM (UUBmN)

42 Attire Pron.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 06:58 PM (XoAz8)

43 Peach is an underrated color. But it looks really great.
I have a tie that color. Always generates compliments.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 06:58 PM (0tfLf)

44 Braenyard: GOOGLE is complying with the Huawei ban?!! Good news, but man.

If there's one company that I thought would give the Trump admin the finger about China, it's them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2019 06:58 PM (miE9U)

45 Judging by the pics OM posts at the top of the chess thread, I can only deduce that all chess grandmasters are beautiful young women.

Posted by: ShainS -- Adversity Score = -1600 (full Self-Reliance penalty) at May 25, 2019 06:59 PM (WqPYg)

46 It's not fair playing chess against someone with boobs, hoe do you concentrate.

Posted by: Jean at May 25, 2019 07:00 PM (lBq2W)

47 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 07:00 PM (jEQZz)

48 ShainS, yup.

This week's grandmaster, Elisabeth Paehtz, looks like the type who I'm sure is a nice young woman, but would probably have trouble holding back a few words to say about her opponent's especially boneheaded moves... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2019 07:01 PM (miE9U)

49 20
I'd be but a pawn in a tournament

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 06:44 PM (BbGew)


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I'd be the pigeon.

Posted by: ShainS -- Adversity Score = -1600 (full Self-Reliance penalty) at May 25, 2019 07:01 PM (WqPYg)

50 Mind tells me that Google has multilayered contracts with the US govt.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 07:01 PM (JaCRW)

51 It would be nice to dress like that every once in a while.
Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 06:57 PM (UUBmN)

*****

I agree.
I still have my dress uniform and a tux. Haven't worn either in years.
On the upside, they still fit.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 07:01 PM (0tfLf)

52 Braenyard, true. But Google is SO wealthy, I wonder if they would even miss the money if Trump canceled all their US Govt contracts.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2019 07:02 PM (miE9U)

53 Google doesn't like the competition.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 07:02 PM (oVJmc)

54 Even though I don't have a lot of interest in chess I quite enjoyed The Queen of Katwe, which is based on a true story about young woman from the slums of Kampala who became an African chess champion.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2019 07:03 PM (JgA4k)

55 44
Braenyard: GOOGLE is complying with the Huawei ban?!! Good news, but man.



If there's one company that I thought would give the Trump admin the finger about China, it's them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2019 06:58 PM (miE9U)


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Same here, qdpsteve -- Google must have lots of government contracts they don't want to risk.

Posted by: ShainS -- Adversity Score = -1600 (full Self-Reliance penalty) at May 25, 2019 07:03 PM (WqPYg)

56 I do wonder where all these nerdy hotties come from

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:04 PM (BbGew)

57 Shain and Braenyard, I would watch for a ton of snowflake Google employees to start screaming their heads of about their company's obeying the Huawei ban. They're gonna throw some huge tantrums IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2019 07:04 PM (miE9U)

58 Ah, so, Mr Peebles is creative thinker must be capitalist.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 07:04 PM (JaCRW)

59 Yes, China and Google are competing for world domination.

Posted by: pawn at May 25, 2019 07:06 PM (ti2yD)

60 Elizabeth is 34

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:06 PM (BbGew)

61 And married to a Italian

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:07 PM (BbGew)

62 that is a fairly famous photo of models in charles james gowns by cecil beaton for vogue magazine.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 07:08 PM (Pg+x7)

63 Presumably it's a requirement to be a chess grand master that a woman be beautiful? They all seem to be.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash at May 25, 2019 07:09 PM (dVp8a)

64 Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:04 PM (BbGew)

Elisabeth is from Germany. She was taught by her father, a Chess grandmaster and won her first tournament at age 11.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 07:09 PM (ahS0B)

65 ... contrast those gowns with the absurd outfits at the met costume night a few weeks back.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 07:10 PM (Pg+x7)

66 Chess Thread OORAH!.....

I like the chess master's eyes.....green or blue?

She has that please show me look.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 07:11 PM (Z+IKu)

67 King me.

Posted by: Wazziz at May 25, 2019 07:11 PM (kR3UB)

68 Peach is an underrated color. But it looks really great.
I have a tie that color. Always generates compliments.
Posted by: Diogenes
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Fuchsia, it's my go-to color. Puce, for more formal moments.

Man, you should see my collection of bow ties. I had to put them away until after the primaries.

Posted by: Pete Buttrig at May 25, 2019 07:12 PM (xSo9G)

69 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 07:10 PM (Pg+x7)

The Met things are supposed to be "costumey/"campy since it benefits the costume collection, but good grief so many are ugly. I think last years was a knock on religion-mostly the RC faith.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 07:13 PM (ahS0B)

70 ... the cecil beaton photo is from 1948. looked it up.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 07:16 PM (Pg+x7)

71 Peach is an underrated color. But it looks really great.

I have a tie that color. Always generates compliments.

Posted by: Diogenes

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Fuchsia, it's my go-to color. Puce, for more formal moments.



Man, you should see my collection of bow ties. I had to put them away until after the primaries.

Posted by: Pete Buttrig at May 25, 2019 07:12 PM

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Chartreuse is my primary color. You can claim it is yellowish or greenish and get away with it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 25, 2019 07:17 PM (JUOKG)

72 fenelon:

those women vie to top each other, their outfits becoming more bizarre by the year and they end up like halloween costumes - costume institute, indeed.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 07:21 PM (Pg+x7)

73 That Cecil Beaton photo of the Charles James ball gowns is so iconic. It's from 1948 - what a fantasy after all that wartime austerity.

The new style dictated long skirts and the girls had nothing to let down from their short mid-40's skirts. Oh cruel fashion gods!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 07:22 PM (kQs4Y)

74 63 Presumably it's a requirement to be a chess grand master that a woman be beautiful? They all seem to be.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash at May 25, 2019 07:09 PM (dVp8a)


I only choose the ones that I think will make the morons' eyes bug out into heart shapes while jets of steam come out of their ears, like a character in an old Tex Avery cartoon.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 07:23 PM (+aReV)

75 https://www.deviantart.com/ftftheadvancetoonist/art/Tex-Avery-Cartoons-at-the-night-307548055

Posted by: davo at May 25, 2019 07:27 PM (sMLEE)

76 eris:

1948...

i guess that had to find something to do with all that surplus parachute cloth.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 07:27 PM (Pg+x7)

77 Chartreuse is my primary color. You can claim it is yellowish or greenish and get away with it.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 25, 2019 07:17 PM (JUOKG)


It's also an excellent color for walleye lures.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 07:27 PM (t+qrx)

78 Pardon the interruption People of Chess but this is really worth a couple minutes read if you are curious how deep in the shit the UK is over Spygate.

https://tinyurl.com/y2sjrqmd

Oh and the blonde with the sunglasses in the second picture, rowr.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 07:29 PM (/tuJf)

79 Weeelll I'm speaking in church tomorrow so I guess I best lay aside hanging out here and get to the hard work of writing my message.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 07:29 PM (JgA4k)

80 I only choose the ones that I think will make the morons' eyes bug out into heart shapes while jets of steam come out of their ears, like a character in an old Tex Avery cartoon.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 07:23 PM (+aReV)

And I for one would like to thank you for that....

Keep 'em coming.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 07:29 PM (Z+IKu)

81 No womin of color or womin on the heavy side !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (aka: Obamaboro), VT at May 25, 2019 07:29 PM (qM84C)

82 'It's also an excellent color for walleye lures.'

Really? I wonder why. Is it just so gaudy that it makes the fish mad?

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:30 PM (UdKB7)

83 I don't know how you are supposed to play chess against chess girl with that gaping hole in her shirt and those big 'ol eyes looking at you.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:32 PM (UdKB7)

84 Really? I wonder why. Is it just so gaudy that it makes the fish mad?
Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:30 PM (UdKB7)

Not sure, but the saying is, "it ain't no use if it ain't chartreuse ". It catches those buggers when nothing else will.

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 07:32 PM (kiSdp)

85 I'm watching a British picture called "A Street Cat Named Bob", a true story about a street busker and homeless addict who takes in a stray cat and slowly gets his life back together.

It's kind of maudlin, like a Lifetime movie, but the ginger tomcat is a natural.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 07:32 PM (kQs4Y)

86 So, in the top pic: is a dress the has a nice, little aperture in the front where the cleavage from the boobehs is supposed to show = Isn't that cheating???

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 07:33 PM (2sCft)

87 Who'll stop the rain?
Posted by: John Fogerty at May 25, 2019 06:56 PM

Still, I wonder...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2019 07:33 PM (jwrVH)

88 It's kind of maudlin, like a Lifetime movie, but the ginger tomcat is a natural.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 07:32 PM (kQs4Y)


Who's playing the role of the cat?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 07:34 PM (t+qrx)

89 83 I don't know how you are supposed to play chess against chess girl with that gaping hole in her shirt and those big 'ol eyes looking at you.
Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:32 PM (UdKB7)


I believe some of them use their, uh, "assets" in precisely the way you suggest. After all, tournament-level chess is extremely competitive.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 07:35 PM (+aReV)

omg this is so embarrassing

Al Gore's Masculinity Adviser Naomi Wolf wrote a book about "forbidden love" or whatever.

A central claim of her book is that people were executed in England for sodomy as late as the 1830s.

She bases this on seeing the words "death recorded" on a number of sodomy cases.

It turns out "death recorded" doesn't mean that the prisoner was executed, but that the possibility of a death sentence was noted, and then the judge pardoned them.

This is the central claim of her book and she didn't bother to look up the meaning of the phrase. She just... guestimated.



The cringe, it is exquisite.



This would be professional suicide for anyone who was not a Democrat agitator. For them, there is no such thing as professional embarrassment, just alternate pathways to promotion.

More from John Sexton and Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.

Imagine spending about nine months writing a book and then going out to promote it and only learning then that a "fact" central to your thesis is just completely wrong, and so your entire book is now not even fit to be pulped.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:03 PM




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1 Our incompetent elite--they can only fail upwards. Doris Kearns Goodwin, plagiarist extraordinaire, Fareed Zakaria, ditto, etc.

Posted by: whig at May 25, 2019 05:04 PM (WT0Md)

2 Hi ace

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 25, 2019 05:04 PM (myjNJ)

3 Ace? Dear god, man, ITS SATURDAY!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:04 PM (JgGWZ)

4 Ace? Dear god, man, ITS SATURDAY!


It's RoboAce, I think.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 25, 2019 05:07 PM (51oWB)

5 And a holiday weekend
But this pie in the face is too funny

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 05:07 PM (BbGew)

6 Proof positive Leftists don't know half of what they think they know

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 05:08 PM (BbGew)

7 Naomi Wolf's next book will explore how Piltdown Man instituted cultural norms that excluded little brown people from any active role in the development of western civilization.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:08 PM (JgGWZ)

8 I opened the seventh seal and a voice said the moon will be as blood and Ace will post on a Saturday.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:08 PM (gC2IV)

9 Everytime you feel stupid, think of Naomi Wolf and feel better about yourself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 25, 2019 05:09 PM (0bu2O)

10 Earth. Tones.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (F8YM0)

11 "Death Recorded" is an awfully confusing way to say "Pardoned from the death penalty".

Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (vtd+q)

12 Her next book will explore how twenty thousand women are beaten to death in the US each year, mostly on Super Bowl Sunday.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (gC2IV)

13 Top women.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:11 PM (ycWCI)

14 Do you think she has looked into Islamic cases of death sentences for sodomy meaning homosexuality?
I doubt it, doesn't fit the Leftist agenda well.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 05:12 PM (BbGew)

15 Bless her heart.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:12 PM (gC2IV)

16 Her problem solving sills are self evident.

Her perception is beyond compare.

Her ability to see into the hearts of men is uncanny.

Let's make HER president.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:12 PM (ycWCI)

17 Peer reviewed.

The history is settled.

Posted by: Miklos, not consulted at May 25, 2019 05:12 PM (QzkSJ)

18 11 "Death Recorded" is an awfully confusing way to say "Pardoned from the death penalty".
Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (vtd+q)


Not to the guys who wrote it. They knew exactly what it meant.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:13 PM (+aReV)

19 The worst bit is that her main example damn well *should* have been executed as he'd raped a 6 year old boy. Instead he only served a couple years. There's a *lot* more evidence for the thesis that Brits have *never* taken predatory homosexuality seriously.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 05:13 PM (uquGJ)

20 I remember Naomi Wolf and the other Naomi - Klein, writing hysterical books in the Bush years. The End Of America, and the Shock Doctrine were both total trash meant to whip up hysteria. Then Wolf went and wrote some kind of biography of her vagina? Whatever the case, she doesn't appear to have changed much.

Posted by: Quilp at May 25, 2019 05:13 PM (4dX7C)

21 Let's make HER president.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:12 PM (ycWCI)

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Wait. But Buttplug has a guy for a wife.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:14 PM (JgGWZ)

22 How dare he mansplain to her using sexist facts. I'll be surprised if he isn't taken off the air.

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at May 25, 2019 05:14 PM (4LbHt)

23 Wait. But Buttplug has a guy for a wife.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:14 PM (JgGWZ)

Oh, well stop the presses.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:14 PM (ycWCI)

24
Lizzy Borden - Death Recorded

Because, woman.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:14 PM (xSo9G)

25 is it just me or does it seem to anyone else that all the Left's vaunted "morals" cause innocent people pain and suffering?

how much "homosexuality" is based on pederasty and rape?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2019 05:15 PM (Rarvo)

26 At least she didn't try to pull a stunt like Michael Bellesiles' fraudulent account of American gun culture. He had his Bancroft Prize rescinded in 2002 when it was discovered he made up some of his sources and misinterpreted others.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 05:15 PM (pPNCa)

27

Saturday Ace is best Ace.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 25, 2019 05:15 PM (A/QWH)

28 OregonMuse, if you are here, Ace stole your thunder in a bigger way than could ever have.

(In case you are wondering, I linked to a Twitter feed about this yesterday or the day before and OM said he had been planning to use it on his book thread.)

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:15 PM (9hauA)

29 Very fake noose.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 05:16 PM (gKN/H)

30 26 At least she didn't try to pull a stunt like Michael Bellesiles' fraudulent account of American gun culture. He had his Bancroft Prize rescinded in 2002 when it was discovered he made up some of his sources and misinterpreted others.
Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 05:15 PM (pPNCa)

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The Narrative must be served.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:16 PM (JgGWZ)

31 Wolf is a loopy feminist and she has that "uptalk" accent that makes her sound like a ditzy airhead.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:17 PM (+aReV)

32 Layers of fact checking

Posted by: Jean at May 25, 2019 05:17 PM (yxZ54)

33 The worst bit is that her main example damn well *should* have been executed as he'd raped a 6 year old boy. Instead he only served a couple years. There's a *lot* more evidence for the thesis that Brits have *never* taken predatory homosexuality seriously.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 05:13 PM (uquGJ)

I think it was because the offender was 14.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:18 PM (9hauA)

34 Thus the admonition, often ignored by Left/Prog/Libs/Dems, 'Don't say things that make you look stupid.'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:18 PM (CDGwz)

35 Imagine spending about nine months writing a book and then going out to promote it and only learning then that a "fact" central to your thesis is just completely wrong, and so your entire book is now not even fit to be pulped.

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I think the book is fit to be pulped.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:19 PM (t5m5e)

36 28 OregonMuse, if you are here, Ace stole your thunder in a bigger way than could ever have.
(In case you are wondering, I linked to a Twitter feed about this yesterday or the day before and OM said he had been planning to use it on his book thread.)
Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:15 PM (9hauA)


Ha! You're right. And not only that, he pre-stomped the chess thread.

The book thread was already big enough for this week without this item, so it's no big deal.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:19 PM (+aReV)

37 Can a book be recalled for corrections?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:19 PM (JgGWZ)

38 33 The worst bit is that her main example damn well *should* have been executed as he'd raped a 6 year old boy. Instead he only served a couple years. There's a *lot* more evidence for the thesis that Brits have *never* taken predatory homosexuality seriously.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 05:13 PM (uquGJ)

I think it was because the offender was 14.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:18 PM (9hauA)

Extenuating circumstances that make everything even more horrible.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:19 PM (ycWCI)

39 What dis? Ace on A Saturday??
Is this Bizarro world?
The fast must be doing some strange things to him..
Ace - EAT SOMETHING BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!1!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2019 05:19 PM (438dO)

40 I think it was because the offender was 14.


ahhh British boys' school culture

that couldn't possibly have anything to do with the rot in their elites, now could it?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2019 05:20 PM (Rarvo)

41 Wolf is a loopy feminist and she has that "uptalk" accent that makes her sound like a ditzy airhead.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:17 PM (+aReV)

Isn't she too old for up talking?

Then again, we all witnessed the embarrassment that was Christine Blasey Ford.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:20 PM (9hauA)

42 I think the book is fit to be pulped.
Posted by: Semi-Literate

Pulped fiction

Posted by: Miklos, on-call reviewer at May 25, 2019 05:20 PM (QzkSJ)

43 So this harpy is a gigantic and obvious intellectual fraud.

Like that other harpy, Barack Obama.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:20 PM (t5m5e)

44 To substitute my Game of Thrones fix I was reading some English history about Isabella of France (Queen of England and the inspiration for Cercei Lannister). She married Edward II (the homo prince from Braveheart), and what she did to the king's lover for the crime of sodomy (among others) makes mere execution look merciful. Hilariously, she killed the king as well.

Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (vtd+q)

45 Can a book be recalled for corrections?
Posted by: Cicero

Or a dossier, maybe?

Posted by: Chris Steele at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (QzkSJ)

46 After listening to Theresa May's whining nonsense, and now Naomi sounding absolutely pathetic in this interview, I hereby announce that I am transitioning to male.

I'm just thoroughly embarrassed by my sex.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (Rarvo)

47 Ace - shouldn't you be spending Saturday at the IKEA shelving department??

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (438dO)

48 For shits and giggles I just searched "English legal term death recorded." The true explanation came up number three on the suggested links. She spent nine months writing this book. Took me about ten seconds to debunk it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (gC2IV)

49 I think the book is fit to be pulped.

Wolf's book and Hillary's What Happened will fill a lot of landfills.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (pPNCa)

50 It's RoboAce, I think.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 25, 2019 05:07 PM (51oWB)

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Russian bot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (JgGWZ)

51

Rump pole of the Bailey.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2019 05:22 PM (aKsyK)

52 "Your discovery of the contradiction caused me the greatest surprise and, I would almost say, consternation, since it has shaken the basis on which I intended to build my arithmetic." ~ Gottlob Frege (letter to Bertrand Russel)l

Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at May 25, 2019 05:22 PM (kD3S+)

53 Can a book be recalled for corrections?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:19 PM (JgGWZ)

Why? The fact that it isn't factually true doesn't make it not morally true. And it only highlights the larger point that the West still oppressed gays till this very day.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:22 PM (9hauA)

54 Oh dear, Naomi. Looks like the walls are closing in.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 05:22 PM (aXucN)

55 She married Edward II (the homo prince from Braveheart), and what she did to the king's lover for the crime of sodomy (among others) makes mere execution look merciful. Hilariously, she killed the king as well.
Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (vtd+q)

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You rarely find a woman who plays poker like that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:22 PM (JgGWZ)

56 Oh, this is nothing new for Ms. Wolf. In fact, it's pretty much par for the course. Many, if not all, of her earlier books are full of dodgy sources and dubious scholarship. This is well known.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:23 PM (+aReV)

57 A weekend ace sighting! Always a treat.


This was noted and snarked upon by several morons this week.


Basement Cat with a very apposite reference to the idiotic "gun culture" book.


My only comment on this earlier remains sufficient: it's a dumbed down society, esp. dumbed down "elites", which is obviously very bad for everyone [except, I guess, for the idiots who prosper, when they should be invisible unknown and not allowed to poison things with their idiocy].


Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 05:23 PM (QDnY+)

58 "Imagine spending about nine months writing a book and then going out to promote it and only learning then that a 'fact' central to your thesis is just completely wrong, and so your entire book is now not even fit to be pulped."

Has anyone counted up the "Trump the Traitor Colluded With Russia" books from the past couple of years?

Posted by: MW at May 25, 2019 05:23 PM (hNTtn)

59 "A central claim of her book is that people were executed in England for sodomy as late as the 1830s."

FFS, the Brits had hanging as the punishment for all sorts of minor crimes, even pick pocketing.

The Brits used the entire continent of Australia as an alternative to the noose.

Cue up the great Irish balled The Black Velvet Band.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:23 PM (1UZdv)

60 She bases this on seeing the words "death recorded" on a number of sodomy cases.

The first recorded AIDs cases.

Posted by: George Foreman at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (ennNc)

61 Britain has come a long way, it has taken much bad publicity to get them to charge " Asians" for statutory rape these days, and it's been very reluctantly to get them to do it.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (BbGew)

62 There's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right

Posted by: Barista Dr. Sandy at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (QzkSJ)

63 Yeah! What George said.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (ennNc)

64 Why? The fact that it isn't factually true doesn't make it not morally true. And it only highlights the larger point that the West still oppressed gays till this very day.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:22 PM (9hauA)


You know, you're frighteningly good at slinging that progressive BS around.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (+aReV)

65 Everything she wrote is Bull-shit.

Posted by: Cousin Vinny at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (4LbHt)

66 Pope once again carping about abortion...but won't excommunicate those advocating it.

The guy is a commie plant.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2019 05:25 PM (Y274z)

67
FFS, the Brits had hanging as the punishment for all sorts of minor crimes, even pick pocketing.

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If you offended the King, you were lucky if you were allowed to die without being introduced to your intestines first.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:25 PM (JgGWZ)

68 She probably got an advance.. so she probably gives zero shits..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2019 05:25 PM (438dO)

69 Who's afraid of Naomi Wolf?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:25 PM (gC2IV)

70 After listening to Theresa May's whining nonsense

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Re-posting this.

From this morning's WSJ...

Seek medical attention for erections lasting longer than four hours:

https://tinyurl.com/y55c4cu5

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 05:25 PM (gKN/H)

71 The Brits used the entire continent of Australia as an alternative to the noose.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:23 PM (1UZdv)


Anyone remember the Visa/MasterCard commercial that started out:

"It used to be that the only you could see Sydney Harbor was from the deck of a prison ship ..."

LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:26 PM (ennNc)

72 "what she did to the king's lover for the crime of sodomy (among others) makes mere execution look merciful. "

That would be a red hot fireplace poker up the ass, IIRC

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:26 PM (1UZdv)

73 I'm just thoroughly embarrassed by my sex.

C'mon, the guys have plenty to blush for too-- Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Beto, Bammy, Kerry, Comey, Nadler . . . quite a collection there. And you can throw in Macron and Trudeau.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (pPNCa)

74 Just one more example of our betters starting with the ending. They decide what we should conclude, and base their story around that conclusion. Facts, interviews and sources are then either manipulated or clearly contrived to fit the narrative.

And no one calls bullshit, because the conclusion is pure and just.

Believe no one.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (PkVlr)

75 Britain has come a long way, it has taken much bad publicity to get them to charge " Asians" for statutory rape these days, and it's been very reluctantly to get them to do it.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (BbGew)


Brits are used to being raped by all sorts - foreign and domestic.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (ennNc)

76 12 Her next book will explore how twenty thousand women are beaten to death in the US each year, mostly on Super Bowl Sunday.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (gC2IV)

Is she the one that started that crap?

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (kiSdp)

77 Not sure embarrassment is a relevant concept here, ace, seriously.


These people are stupid. They don't have the tools to understand how they are wrong. Their socratic knowledge = O.


The key factor of shame is notoriously absent from the new degraded culture. Its absence is - paradoxically - a "building block" of the new degraded mindset.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (QDnY+)

78
To her credit, she admitted that she effed up. Live on air.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (oGNNA)

79 There's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right
Posted by: Barista Dr. Sandy at May 25, 2019 05:24 PM (QzkSJ)

I'm surprised you could use so many big words. But your statement is still nonsensical.

Bet you sucked at being a bartender, too.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:28 PM (9hauA)

80 Also, Amanda Bionalis has some nice sweater puppies.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:28 PM (gC2IV)

81 Red wine during lunch on Saturday suits me fine.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:28 PM (o2vOl)

82 Lying in support of the narrative is no vice.

Posted by: Left/Prog/Lib/Dem at May 25, 2019 05:29 PM (xSo9G)

83 I think the book is fit to be pulped.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:19 PM (t5m5e)


So the latest is that Wolf is "working with the publisher" to "correct" her errors. In other words, they think (or are pretending) that the book can be somehow salvaged.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:29 PM (+aReV)

84 After listening to Theresa May's whining nonsense

I loved the article in the DailyMail by some chick who tried to defend her (because she's a chick and she cried).

Personally, I have no stake in what Britain decides to do to itself, but May was a pathetic creature and Britain was more pathetic for having her in that position. Not as pathetic as we were with Barky in the Oval Office (not even close) but pathetic, nonetheless.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:29 PM (ennNc)

85 Eh, she's still a 1.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (sdi6R)

86 Rewatching Charade on prime. I like older movies more all the time. The dialogue just puts our current crop of crap to shame. And this is nothing compared to the movies of the 30-40s. Razor sharp and bullet quick repartee.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (ycWCI)

87 I'm just thoroughly embarrassed by my sex.

C'mon, the guys have plenty to blush for too-- Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Beto, Bammy, Kerry, Comey, Nadler . . . quite a collection there. And you can throw in Macron and Trudeau.
Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (pPNCa)

Forget men. I'm transitioning to a bunny rabbit.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (9hauA)

88 It's feelings that matter not facts.

If you read a book by a professional historian, you will find acknowledgments to a whole bunch of other professional historians who reviewed the manuscript.

One of the reasons for doing that is to catch factual errors - you can't be an expert about everything, but if a dozen people in your field review what you write, that markedly decreases the chances of making a mistake.

Naomi's above all that, of course.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (I2/tG)

89 Wasn't this also her PHD thesis?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (51oWB)

90 I think Ms. Wolf was speaking colloquially.

I believe that I will have to seal this thread.

Posted by: Kim Foxx at May 25, 2019 05:31 PM (xSo9G)

91 Ever been dropped from a crane whilst tied to a rope at the neck because you're a homo?

Posted by: Imam No. 12 at May 25, 2019 05:31 PM (JgGWZ)

92 These people are stupid. They don't have the tools to understand how they are wrong. Their socratic knowledge = O.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (QDnY+)

What is so-crate-ic?
-Millenials

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:31 PM (ycWCI)

93 So, she spent all that effort for a doorstop?

Posted by: Avenger at May 25, 2019 05:31 PM (3myMJ)

94 If I recall correctly, she wrote a Ph.D. thesis (Oxford) that had the same exact central error.

Layers of fact-checking, wot?

There's no chance of her degree being withdrawn, her book deal cancelled, and her 'career' ending in disgrace, I suppose. She will remain a prominent respected authority on man-hating theory and the patriarchy.

You know what? No mercy with these fucks.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:31 PM (t5m5e)

95 Forget men. I'm transitioning to a bunny rabbit.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (9hauA)

Such a brave rodent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:32 PM (ycWCI)

96 76 12 Her next book will explore how twenty thousand women are beaten to death in the US each year, mostly on Super Bowl Sunday.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (gC2IV)

Is she the one that started that crap?
Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (kiS


Yes. And it was Christina Hoff Summers who shot her down. Don't know if Wolf ever admitted she was wrong by several orders of magnitude.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:32 PM (+aReV)

97 Fake, but accurate

Posted by: Dan Rather at May 25, 2019 05:32 PM (xPl2J)

98 So the latest is that Wolf is "working with the publisher" to "correct" her errors. In other words, they think (or are pretending) that the book can be somehow salvaged.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:29 PM (+aReV)
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Tee hee hee.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 05:32 PM (aXucN)

99 Naomi's above all that, of course.
Posted by: The ARC

I write HERSTORY, h8r!

Posted by: Naomi W. at May 25, 2019 05:32 PM (QzkSJ)

100 Facts are for wimps.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 05:33 PM (0tfLf)

101 The Fatal Shore is a great history by Robert Hughes about the founding of Australia.

When the Brits first met the Aborigines, the locals were butt naked and had never seen clothes before. One started poking a Brit who obliged the curiosity.

"and the first white cock was flashed on Bondi Beach."

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:33 PM (1UZdv)

102 Come on, what's historical fact to the Left?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 05:33 PM (oVJmc)

103 89 Wasn't this also her PHD thesis?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (51oWB)


Yes. Which is why questions about peer-review are now relevant.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:33 PM (+aReV)

104 There's no chance of her degree being withdrawn, her book deal cancelled, and her 'career' ending in disgrace, I suppose. She will remain a prominent respected authority on man-hating theory and the patriarchy.

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What, you never heard of a "second act"?

Posted by: Dr. Paul Ehrlich, The World's Wrongest Scientist at May 25, 2019 05:33 PM (JgGWZ)

105 No mercy with any of these frauds, famous or not. No leftist grifter is too small to escape crushing.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:33 PM (t5m5e)

106 Lessee - where are gays currently subject to social disapprobation up to/including being murdered?


Oh, right.


Half the former "administration" is currently meeting with and coaching that regime's leadership, hoping to preserve it against remarkably effective American-led sanctions. BTW, same regime is the world's top terrorist state, and has more American blood on its hands than any other since WWII, outside conventional conflicts.


ace, you were talking about "embarrassment"?


Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 05:34 PM (QDnY+)

107
Wow! That Naomi Wolf is some dumb babe, huh?

...

...

...

I like cookies!

Posted by: Alexardria Ocasio-Cortez at May 25, 2019 05:34 PM (CRRq9)

108 Almost thirty years ago, she claimed 150,000 women died from anorexia every year. Sensible scholars at the time said a more accurate figure would be less than 500, period. Bogus claims are not new for her.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 25, 2019 05:34 PM (rWJGb)

109
Sodo-me, Sodo-you
Life goes on, brah!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:34 PM (pNxlR)

110 C'mon, the guys have plenty to blush for too-- Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Beto, Bammy, Kerry, Comey, Nadler . . . quite a collection there. And you can throw in Macron and Trudeau.
Posted by: Basement Cat
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Really. If I run down the list of people who I hold in absolute contempt, white guys dominate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:34 PM (xSo9G)

111 Yes. And it was Christina Hoff Summers who shot her down. Don't know if Wolf ever admitted she was wrong by several orders of magnitude.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:32 PM (+aReV)

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To be fair, math is hard.

-- Barbie

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:34 PM (JgGWZ)

112 The Brits used the entire continent of Australia as an alternative to the noose.

For awhile, the British Army in India punished serious court-martial offenses by transport to Australia.

Unfortunately for the British Army, word got back to India about actual conditions in Australia, and soldiers began deliberately committing serious offenses, specifically so they would be transported to Australia.

Oops.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 25, 2019 05:35 PM (I2/tG)

113 >> Forget men. I'm transitioning to a bunny rabbit.

So you'll be similar to Omaha the Cat Dancer?

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:35 PM (o2vOl)

114 Did Chris Steele write the blurb for this book?

Posted by: Miklos, pleading ignorance at May 25, 2019 05:35 PM (QzkSJ)

115 Eh, she's still a 1.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (sdi6R)


She's fuckable but she's an idiot, for sure. And her editor is a friggin retard, too, to let her publish something that is totally based on an obvious mistake.

Reminds me of Barky's websites trying to get up and running and the 1-800-FU1CKYO help line they left in there. How Barky and his junta still got away with that shit is totally beyond me. Really.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:35 PM (ennNc)

116 Ace on day 26 of his fast will post every hour on the hour 7 days a week.

Of course the food thread will be a little scant.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 05:35 PM (TIDT7)

117 116 Ace on day 26 of his fast will post every hour on the hour 7 days a week.

Of course the food thread will be a little scant.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 05:35 PM (TIDT7)

Lol...

Posted by: IC at May 25, 2019 05:36 PM (fiC74)

118 If I recall correctly, she wrote a Ph.D. thesis (Oxford) that had the same exact central error.

Layers of fact-checking, wot?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:31 PM (t5m5e)

Seriously? And no one at Oxford caught that?

We need to give grievance studies PhDs a different degree title. It's not fair for people whose PhDs involve actually work and not fantasies to share the same title with these dumbos.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:36 PM (9hauA)

119 Really. If I run down the list of people who I hold in absolute contempt, white guys dominate.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:34 PM (xSo9G)

'Why hate someone based on the color of their skin, when if you take the time to really get to know them, there are so many other things you can hate them for?'
-Dennis Miller

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:36 PM (ycWCI)

120
When the Brits first met the Aborigines, the locals
were butt naked and had never seen clothes before. One started poking a
Brit who obliged the curiosity.



"and the first white cock was flashed on Bondi Beach."

Posted by: Ignoramus.......
Botany Bay?

Botany Bay????

Posted by: Admiral Pavel Checkov at May 25, 2019 05:36 PM (438dO)

121 Wasn't this also her PHD thesis?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 25, 2019 05:30 PM (51oWB)


She's an accredited expert in sodomy?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:36 PM (ennNc)

122 Come on, what's historical fact to the Left?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles
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Pretty much the same as the Bill of Rights, a time-consuming bottleneck and stumbling block.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:37 PM (xSo9G)

123 Ha ha!

Posted by: Nelson at May 25, 2019 05:37 PM (dCRRg)

124 Ace on day 26 of his fast will post every hour on the hour 7 days a week.



Of course the food thread will be a little scant.

Posted by: Ben Had
...............
Bone broth recipe again????

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2019 05:37 PM (438dO)

125 In Wolf's defense, she was hot looking thirty years ago.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 25, 2019 05:37 PM (rWJGb)

126
Which is why questions about peer-review are now relevant.


Peer review, schemer review,
Folks with whom you have a beer review.

Any academic knuckle-dragger who touts peer review as a system above reproach and incapable of error is a fraud (and probably benefited from a fraudulent peer review here and there her / his very self).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:38 PM (pNxlR)

127 96 76 12 Her next book will explore how twenty thousand women are beaten to death in the US each year, mostly on Super Bowl Sunday.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (gC2IV)

Is she the one that started that crap?
Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (kiS

Yes. And it was Christina Hoff Summers who shot her down. Don't know if Wolf ever admitted she was wrong by several orders of magnitude.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:32 PM (+aReV)



I didn't know it was she who started that myth. It never made any sense to me. If it was really true that football fans snap and beat their wives when their team loses, it stands to reason that it would be more commonplace on any ordinary weekend during the football season. By the time of the Super Bowl, all the teams but two have been eliminated, which means most fans won't have as much emotionally invested in the game as they would if their team was in it.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2019 05:38 PM (sdi6R)

128 She will remain a prominent respected authority on man-hating theory and the patriarchy.

You know what? No mercy with these fucks.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:31 PM (t5m5e)


Being obviously incorrect and clueless is one of the most important traits of the man-haters.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:38 PM (ennNc)

129
So-o-o-o, after consulting with my publisher, we're now calling my book a novel.

It's an "an incisive and satirical literary speculation on what might've happened if orangemanbad had been Prime Minister of England in 1830."

He....uh, he's not mentioned in my novel directly, but...uh...you can sort of imagine that part yourself...

...

Yeah.

Posted by: Naomi Wolf at May 25, 2019 05:39 PM (CRRq9)

130 We need to give grievance studies PhDs a different degree title. It's not fair for people whose PhDs involve actually work and not fantasies to share the same title with these dumbos.
Posted by: chique d'afrique
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That's Doctor Jill Biden to you, prole.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:39 PM (xSo9G)

131 I've been laughing about this Naomi Wolf self-implosion all day. Absolute ecstasy.

Secondary hilarious blunder:

One of the main cases she gets all weepy about is a poor UNDERAGE BOY who got "executed" merely for being gay. Except...

1. The boy wasn't executed at all (as per Ace's main post), but instead had his sentence commuted and was eventually let out of jail; and...
2. He wasn't convicted of merely being gay -- he was convicted OF RAPING A TODDLER IN THE ASS.

The evidence against was so heinous that according to the standards of the era, it could not even be described to the public.

So the situation is the complete reverse of what Naomi Wolf got the SADZ about:

Instead of a poor little gay boy getting executed for merely being gay, what REALLY happened is that a psychotic child-raping pedophile walked free!

Oooooooooops. Narrative MEGAFAIL.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 05:39 PM (5tb4C)

132 Does Bill Kristol have a masculinity adviser?

Posted by: Tentotwo at May 25, 2019 05:40 PM (yhf6w)

133 113 >> Forget men. I'm transitioning to a bunny rabbit.

I just noticed that they have latex bunny masks similar to the latex horse masks.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:40 PM (o2vOl)

134
"Death recorded" is an odd and unusual phrase that does not have an obvious, unambiguous meaning. It's insane that a scholar would never have investigated it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 05:40 PM (oGNNA)

135 2. He wasn't convicted of merely being gay -- he was convicted OF RAPING A TODDLER IN THE ASS.

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Let he who has not ass-raped a toddler, cast the first stone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:40 PM (JgGWZ)

136 If Wolf mentioned Svetlana Lokhova in the book, she's in big trouble.

Posted by: Miklos, looking forward to another legal filing at May 25, 2019 05:40 PM (QzkSJ)

137 Al Gore's Masculinity Adviser Naomi Wolf

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Zombie Liberace at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (EgshT)

138 She will go onto her next project spouting more lies without so much as a apology.
As Dennis Prager says " Being on the Left means never having to say your sorry"

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (BbGew)

139 >> Bone broth recipe again???

Either that or Cave Man supplements.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (o2vOl)

140 By the time of the Super Bowl, all the teams but two have been eliminated, which means most fans won't have as much emotionally invested in the game as they would if their team was in it.

Thank God she never tied wife beating to the World Series.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (pPNCa)

141
So-o-o-o, after consulting with my publisher, we're now calling my book a novel.

It's an "an incisive and satirical literary speculation on what might've happened if orangemanbad had been Prime Minister of England in 1830."

=====

You'd literally have to have the intelligence of a sea sponge not to have seen that the book was intended as sarcasm and dry humor.

Posted by: AOC at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (oGNNA)

142 Death Recorded" is an awfully confusing way to say "Pardoned from the death penalty".
Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 25, 2019 05:10 PM (vtd+q)

Not to the guys who wrote it. They knew exactly what it meant.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:13

*****

Imagine writers 200 years from now discussing how happy we were today, what with everything so gay!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (0tfLf)

143
Imagine spending about nine months writing a book and then going out to promote it and only learning then that a "fact" central to your thesis is just completely wrong, and so your entire book is now not even fit to be pulped.


She can always commit unnatural acts with copies of it, but that would be (date I say it?) some form of sodomy, would it not?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (pNxlR)

144 'Why hate someone based on the color of their skin, when if you take the time to really get to know them, there are so many other things you can hate them for?'
-Dennis Miller

I have to admit-That made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (ahS0B)

145 re #131:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7070321/ Feminist-author-Naomi-Wolf-learns-new-book-contains -crucial-factual-blunder.html

"In her book, Wolf describes the case of Thomas Silver, a teenager she says was executed for committing sodomy in London in 1859.

Sweet also pointed out that the nature of Silver's crime was more disturbing than Wolf's description of an 'unnatural offense.'

The Express reported that Silver, then 17, was convicted for indecently assaulting a six-year-old boy, adding that 'the evidence was totally unfit for publication.' "

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (5tb4C)

146 >> 132 Does Bill Kristol have a masculinity adviser?

I'm thinking no.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:42 PM (o2vOl)

147 zombie ...... hmmm, sounds a lot like a celebrated case whose victim's name rhymes with Matthew Sheppard.




Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 05:42 PM (QDnY+)

148
You'd literally have to have the intelligence of a sea sponge not to have seen that the book was intended as sarcasm and dry humor.
Posted by: AOC at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (oGNNA)

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Eleven years, 10 months and three days, bitch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:42 PM (JgGWZ)

149 So-o-o-o, after consulting with my publisher, we're now calling my book a novel.


It's a compound historical memoir.

Posted by: Barry's ficticious girlfriend at May 25, 2019 05:42 PM (QzkSJ)

150 Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 05:39 PM (5tb4C)

Child rape is ok as long as it's being done by someone of the same sex.

/sarc, in case it isn't obvious.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (9hauA)

151 These days, in many Muslim countries, those found being gay are not "death recorded", they go the roof of the building and they fly!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (sy5kK)

152
132 Does Bill Kristol have a masculinity adviser?
Posted by: Tentotwo at May 25, 2019 05:40 PM (yhf6w)


Not serious, you guys!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (pNxlR)

153 I am still stuck at 'masculinity adviser'? What on earth does this person do in her advisory capacity?

Posted by: IC at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (fiC74)

154 Was it casual sodomy?

Posted by: Little Lupe at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (EgshT)

155 Leftists can't think of anything but sodomy. That's all they really care about. Well, sodomy and incest. That pretty much sums up the motivations of the intellectual Western left.

Meanwhile, when AIDs first hit the scene and was tearing the queer community to shreds, not a single piece of research into anal sex was to be found. Not a single one. For at least a decade ... while they yelped that "AIDs is a heterosexual disease, too" though the only heterosexuals who were getting AIDs were intravenous drug users, hemophiliacs and those practicing anal sex. Gee ... So the queers were happily sentencing themselves to death for sodomy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:44 PM (ennNc)

156 >> 132 Does Bill Kristol have a masculinity adviser?



I'm thinking no.

Posted by: 40 miles north
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It's a work in progress..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 25, 2019 05:44 PM (438dO)

157 Only in muslim cultures are gays given wings to soar.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:44 PM (JgGWZ)

158 I was thinking how, likely all government has been corrupt at some level or other, but as long as things got done, competently, the governed are content, or at the very least, look the other way.

Now, we have the incompetent corrupt.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 05:44 PM (w7KSn)

159 132 Does Bill Kristol have a masculinity adviser?




Yes, his advice is demonstrated to Bill by showing him how to bang his wife properly.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (xPl2J)

160 Which is why questions about peer-review are now relevant.
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Felicia Wolfe-Simon. I have to mention her every time 'peer review' comes up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (CDGwz)

161 >> 83 I think the book is fit to be pulped.
>> they think ... that the book can be somehow salvaged.

Those books could be used to heat homes in Haiti.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (o2vOl)

162
'Why hate someone based on the color of their skin, when if you take the time to really get to know them, there are so many other things you can hate them for?'
-Dennis Miller
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:36 PM (ycWCI)


Truth! (and LOL!)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (pNxlR)

163 Yale leads Penn State 21 to 14 in the NCAA lacrosse semi-final. Virginia beat Duke in the other semi, double OT.

Lacrosse can replace football as the HS sport of choice, once the concussion lawsuits hit.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (1UZdv)

164 But, I do feel better knowing these Elites are benevolently watching over us deplorables. Top. Men. And. Women. And. Womyn. Etc. Etc.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (2sCft)

165 She has a really cool name though.

Posted by: Avenger at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (3myMJ)

166 "Death recorded" is an odd and unusual phrase that does not have an obvious, unambiguous meaning. It's insane that a scholar would never have investigated it.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 05:40 PM (oGNNA)

See that word "scholar"? There you go.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (9hauA)

167 OK, this book was a cockup, but my next book's a barnburner. It's all about how "the rule of thumb" limited the circumference of whale-bone dildos to keep women wanting more.

Posted by: Naomi Wolfe at May 25, 2019 05:46 PM (hjaPQ)

168 Now, we have the incompetent corrupt.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 05:44 PM (w7KSn)

The incompetent corrupt are always with us.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 25, 2019 05:46 PM (ycWCI)

169 Peer review, smear review. They mean nothing.

Posted by: Bill Nye, the vulgar bow tie guy at May 25, 2019 05:46 PM (CDGwz)

170
Those books could be used to heat homes in Haiti.
Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (o2vOl)

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They could save lives in Nepal if used to build warming huts on the slopes of Mt. Everest.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:46 PM (JgGWZ)

171 Sweet also pointed out that the nature of Silver's crime was more disturbing than Wolf's description of an 'unnatural offense.'

The Express reported that Silver, then 17, was convicted for indecently assaulting a six-year-old boy, adding that 'the evidence was totally unfit for publication.' "

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (5tb4C)


Wow. It's ridiculous that he wasn't put to death. Slowly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:46 PM (ennNc)

172 Only in muslim cultures are gays given wings to soar.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:44 PM (JgGWZ)

++++
Heh.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 05:46 PM (2sCft)

173
She needs to get her reputation back, quick.

It's too bad those hoaxers already took the best ideas, like a feminist rewrite of a chapter from Mein Kampf or Human Reactions to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity in Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Oregon.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 05:46 PM (oGNNA)

174 Sorry, I was wrong, it wasn't Naomi Wolf who started the 'men really whomp their wives on Superbowl Sunday' myth.

It was these idiots:

https://fair.org/home/super-bowl-sunday/

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:47 PM (+aReV)

175 31 Wolf is a loopy feminist and she has that "uptalk" accent that makes her sound like a ditzy airhead.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:17 PM (+aReV)

If anyone wants an example of what OregonMuse is referring to, just tune into any npr news broadcast. Or better yet, an npr documentary.

You will feel so much smarter.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 25, 2019 05:47 PM (sy5kK)

176 he was convicted OF RAPING A TODDLER IN THE ASS.

Hey, in Portland, an illegal immigrant was convicted of raping a dog. The county sheriff refused to tell ICE when the dog raper would be let out of jail, and he was released without ICE knowing about it.

Fortunately, ICE was able to catch him at home, arrested him, and began deportation proceedings.

Portland - where sanctuary extends to dog rapers!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 25, 2019 05:47 PM (I2/tG)

177
153 I am still stuck at 'masculinity adviser'? What on earth does this person do in her advisory capacity?
Posted by: IC at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (fiC74)


Didn't she recommend that the Gorbot move his wardrobe to "earth tones" (or away from earth tones) to enhance his appeal to earthworms?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:47 PM (pNxlR)

178 IIRC, it was Wolfe who once claimed that violence was the leading cause of death among US women. That claim is ridiculous on its face, but many fell for it completely.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (gC2IV)

179 verytime you feel stupid, think of Naomi Wolf and feel better about yourself.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 25, 2019 05:09 PM (0bu2O)


This is comforting.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (aS1PU)

180 God damn these critics!! Don't they know that pointing out the fags weren't actually killed does NOT fit the narrative!! DAMN THEM!!

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (2sCft)

181 No. the book IS only fit to be pulped.

Posted by: JAS at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (KOCKb)

182 178 IIRC, it was Wolfe who once claimed that violence was the leading cause of death among US women. That claim is ridiculous on its face, but many fell for it completely.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (gC2IV)

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She had a study.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (JgGWZ)

183 163
Lacrosse can replace football as the HS sport of choice, once the concussion lawsuits hit.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (1UZdv)


It's better than soccer, and it's native to North America. Win-win.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (sdi6R)

184 limited the circumference of whale-bone dildos to keep women wanting more

That always enraged me.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (EgshT)

185 @155

You'll never see a study of homosexual hook-ups. The few that are out there show that the median gay man has hundreds of sex partners in a lifetime. And few get married.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:49 PM (1UZdv)

186
175 31 Wolf is a loopy feminist and she has that "uptalk" accent that makes her sound like a ditzy airhead.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:17 PM (+aReV)


She needn't worry about sounding like a ditzy airhead when she's living the life and living it large.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:49 PM (pNxlR)

187 https://tinyurl.com/y5u4zw6a

I'd hit it after, say 11:00 pm at the lakeside bar.

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 05:49 PM (kR3UB)

188 >> 165 She has a really cool name though.

and decent hair. She just needs some moron-flavored pudding.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:49 PM (o2vOl)

189 Felicia Wolfe-Simon. I have to mention her every time 'peer review' comes up.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Now that's just mean.

Posted by: Rachel Carson at May 25, 2019 05:49 PM (QzkSJ)

190 Her work unintentionally brings to public attention that the English upper classes have always had an unnatural sympathy for perversion and child rape. The recent epidemic of Muslims grooming young lower-class English girls for rape and prostitution can be traced directly to this warped and devilish defect in the national character.

A popular uprising with mobs, torches, and mass hangings of sick upper class poofters and their apologists such as Naomi Wolfe is in order.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Naomi.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 05:50 PM (t5m5e)

191 154 Was it casual sodomy?
Posted by: Little Lupe at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (EgshT)

Causal sodomy.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 05:51 PM (NWiLs)

192 Portland - where sanctuary extends to dog rapers!
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 25, 2019 05:47 PM (I2/tG)

++++
He didn't just rape the dog, he raped it to death, IIRC. Euthanized because of internal injuries. I say we gather some of the readers of the Pet Thread and form a vigilante mob to administer justice.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 05:51 PM (2sCft)

193 On a more heterosexual note:

Just watched the 1967 spy spoof "Fathom," starring Raquel Welch.

O.
M.
G.

If you have not ever seen this film, get ahold of it!

Why?

The plot is completely absurd. Austin-Powers-level mid-'60s spy silliness that makes almost zero sense. B-movie-level acting from just about everyone involved. Ludicrous dialogue. Good for campiness and kitsch, but that's about it, movie-wise.

HOWEVER, it stars Raquel Welch in her absolute prime, and in fact is the ONLY movie to star Raquel Welch in her absolute prime. In all the other movies from the era (10,000,000 Years BC, Myra Breckenridge, etc.) she's merely a side character with limited screen time. But in "Fathom," she's the star of the film and in nearly every scene, and is on-screen about 90% of the time.

And although the film is G-rated and "family-friendly," Raquel is absolutely SCORCHING in every single frame. Unreal. The film may technically be G-rated, but it fells like it's X-rated, she oozes so much sexuality.

It's not until I saw "Fathom" that I understood why Raquel Welch was regarding as such a sex symbol in the '60s. At that moment in her life (1967), she was the pinnacle of sexuality and beauty. And no other film really captured it except this goofy drive-in spy caper spoof.

Yowza!

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 05:51 PM (5tb4C)

194 Surprise anal negates intent.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:51 PM (JgGWZ)

195 That book isn't even close to being in our class and is not fit to be pulped.

Posted by: Pulp Fiction at May 25, 2019 05:52 PM (FpyEF)

196
Didn't she recommend that the Gorbot move his wardrobe to "earth tones" (or away from earth tones) to enhance his appeal to earthworms?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
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I recall seeing a picture of Al in a canoe, wearing a checked shirt (think homey tablecloth). I assume the idea was that he would be evocative of French fur trappers, or something.

Or, Bill and Al wearing hardhats while trying to drive nails for a photo op at a Habitat house.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:52 PM (xSo9G)

197 600 half-naked female protestors participated in the SlutWalk demonstration in Jerusalem yesterday to protest rape culture.

No word yet on when the SlutWalk demonstration will take place in Gaza, Damascus, or Teheran.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 25, 2019 05:52 PM (I2/tG)

198 Here's my take, Naomi. If Gandhi had been captured by Muslims, he would have been beheaded the first day.

Posted by: Avenger at May 25, 2019 05:52 PM (3myMJ)

199 She was also defending people who sexually abused kids. Had some other person said homosexuals abused kids they would get in big trouble because only pedophiles do that, not homosexuals.

I am not sure if Democrats differentiate between straight pedophiles, gay pedophiles, bisexual pedophiles, and furries.

Posted by: wodun at May 25, 2019 05:52 PM (lFga6)

200 177
153 I am still stuck at 'masculinity adviser'? What on earth does this person do in her advisory capacity?
Posted by: IC at May 25, 2019 05:43 PM (fiC74)


It's an abductorural thing.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 05:52 PM (JaCRW)

201 Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:49 PM (1UZdv)

I've had some gay friends who would tell stories about their sex lives that would make your head spin. It's unreal. No heterosexual casanova even comes close and I'm not talking about any outstanding fags, here. THey're just a few of your normal run-of-the-mill gay men.

They'd hook up with 5 or 10 guys in a night - total strangers - when they were active. It was just weird. And they're very proud of it and of turning pretty much every public space with a tiny amount of privacy into a pick-up/sex spot. They have no boundaries, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:52 PM (ennNc)

202 Didn't she recommend that the Gorbot move his wardrobe to "earth tones" (or away from earth tones) to enhance his appeal to earthworms?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 05:47 PM (pNxlR)


Yes, she did. Nothing about his chakra, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 25, 2019 05:53 PM (+aReV)

203 Yes, men get all testosteroney at football games then go home and beat their wives. And don't even get me started on tractor pulls.

Posted by: Naomi Wolfe at May 25, 2019 05:53 PM (hjaPQ)

204 He didn't just rape the dog, he raped it to death, IIRC. Euthanized because of internal injuries. I say we gather some of the readers of the Pet Thread and form a vigilante mob to administer justice.
Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 05:51 PM (2sCft)

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Poetic justice requires a horny stallion to be included in the posse.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:53 PM (JgGWZ)

205 Democrats love sodomy, sodomites, talking about sodomy and sodomites, writing about sodomy and sodomites, and generally anything and all things about sodomy and sodomites.

The should be called the Sodomite Party.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 05:53 PM (Z+IKu)

206 Now that's just mean.
Posted by: Rachel Carson
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You should be flattered.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:53 PM (xSo9G)

207 I suppose she thought a "suspended sentence" indicated a hanging.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 05:53 PM (m45I2)

208 163
Lacrosse can replace football as the HS sport of choice, once the concussion lawsuits hit.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (1UZdv)

It's better than soccer, and it's native to North America. Win-win.
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2019 05:48 PM (sdi6R)
++++
I enjoyed watching son's lacrosse games. There are still some concussions, but not as many. My son's worst sports injury occurred on lacrosse field, broken collar bone.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 05:54 PM (2sCft)

209 This seems to be a problem with the chattering class. Years ago there was an incident with an aircraft and a reporter asked the air traffic controller: You told the pilot "I'll call your base. Did you in fact contact his base?"

That's not what it means. An approach to land has three legs, downwind, base, and final. When the controller says he'll call your base, he's saying he wants you to extend your downwind leg more than normal and to not execute your downwind-to-base turn until he tells you. Usually done for aircraft spacing.

Posted by: Ex-Pralite Monk at May 25, 2019 05:54 PM (E7NFX)

210 >> 187 https://tinyurl.com/y5u4zw6a
>> I'd hit it after, say 11:00 pm at the lakeside bar

I'd need a couple more drinks and a couple less buttons.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:54 PM (o2vOl)

211 Trumpentwatters roaring along, early morning Tokyo time. Even a comment on the Jessie whatshisname case in Chi-town. Dude is a force of nature. I always figured he'd play well in Japan, and I have reason to think he does. Japanese "press" is awful, though hasn't gone over the falls into crude propaganda and outright mendacity, as has now become fairly standard here. But Trump's agenda, strength, and success are all natural attractions for many Japanese. Especially after 8 years of disastrous weakness and idiocy.


Bet you he's quite well regarded in Vietnam, too. China. The entire Vietnamese agenda [strategically, politically, emotionally] consists of one item - China, logically enough. And Trump's confrontation of China must be unimaginably welcome news.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 05:54 PM (QDnY+)

212 she didn't bother to look up the meaning of the phrase. She just... guestimated.---

Isn't this pretty much the entire premise of global warming/climate catastrophe?


And they honestly think they are "scientists".

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 25, 2019 05:55 PM (JUOKG)

213 She has a really cool name though.

Posted by: Avenger at May 25, 2019 05:45 PM (3myMJ)



I'm about half-convinced that her name is a good half of the reason that she gets book contracts. It looks good on the cover.


So, now I'm thinking of changing my name.


Look out literary world!

Here comes-

Rock Honeybadger-Orca!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2019 05:55 PM (CRRq9)

214 It's not until I saw "Fathom" that I understood why Raquel Welch was regarding as such a sex symbol in the '60s. At that moment in her life (1967), she was the pinnacle of sexuality and beauty. And no other film really captured it except this goofy drive-in spy caper spoof.

Yowza!
Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 05:51 PM (5tb4C)

+++
Ms. Welch was responsible for my very first boners. A sex symbol indeed.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 05:55 PM (2sCft)

215 This episode reminds me of enough things I experienced in college that it actually just made me want to toss my lunch.

Ran into a number of academics that were - as far as I know - competent in their specialization, who nonetheless went down various paths in their work and/or lectured on the interaction between their subject and another subject and demonstrated this very sort of total bonehead misunderstanding of something.

Some got the deer-in-the-headlights aspect when you told them; some nitpicked back at you; some just straight up got really pissed off and argumentative.

Having seen the state higher ed was in back then, I'm not at all surprised that we've arrived where we are now. One of the big things we're missing in schools these days as a result of jettisoning study of ancient western civ is the understanding that cultures can, and do, regress. Kids these days things things are going to get better simply because the clock is running.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at May 25, 2019 05:55 PM (eAshZ)

216 Is masculinity advisor a for reals thing? It's not possible for my opinion of Al Gore to get lower but it just did.
Does Creepy Joe have a creepiness advisor?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (JgA4k)

217 This book was taken from her Ph.D thesis. Do does this mean her PH.D is bogus was not properly peer reviewed?

Posted by: Locke Common at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (3K9Mc)

218 Does Creepy Joe have a creepiness advisor?
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (JgA4k)

Pretty sure he's self-taught.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (NWiLs)

219 >> 213 Here comes- Rock Honeybadger-Orca!

Suddenly, I have an overwhelming urge to buy books.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (o2vOl)

220

You know who else committed an 'unnatural offense?'

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2019 05:57 PM (aKsyK)

221 185 The other day somewhere it came up about Buttaguy and possible other partners than his other husband and thought about this statistic

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 05:57 PM (BbGew)

222 Whatever, but I'm still not getting dicked by any of you cavemen.

Posted by: Alyssa Milano at May 25, 2019 05:57 PM (JgGWZ)

223 Raquel's long legs are often over-looked. Great gams.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 05:57 PM (1UZdv)

224 217 This book was taken from her Ph.D thesis. Do does this mean her PH.D is bogus was not properly peer reviewed?
Posted by: Locke Common at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (3K9Mc)

It means all this gender and homo studies bullshit is, well, bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

225
Reminds me of Barky's websites trying to get up and running and the 1-800-FU1CKYO help line they left in there. How Barky and his junta still got away with that shit is totally beyond me. Really.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 05:35 PM (ennNc)


With Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch as AG, who is there to bring charges?

See the Lois Lerner charade for another example.


The Barky years were simply lawless.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (sy5kK)

226 For some reason, Emily Latella just came to mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (xSo9G)

227 222 Whatever, but I'm still not getting dicked by any of you cavemen.
Posted by: Alyssa Milano at May 25, 2019 05:57 PM (JgGWZ)

Fine by me. I'm still going to club you over the head, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

228 Ah... pivoting back to fake but accurate?

As an aside, I think we really need to establish a Stupidity Scale for these people like the Fujita scale for tornadoes... There is such idiocy on the left that the milikohn just isn't sufficient anymore.

So for ordering, who should get the S-1, S-2, S-3, etc. designations and why? AOC, Wolf, Kohn, etc?

Posted by: LadyLil at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (MYU35)

229 >> 205 [They] should be called the Sodomite Party

That's kinda old school, bro. Would the Butt-stuff party work?

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:59 PM (o2vOl)

230 226 For some reason, Emily Latella just came to mind.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (xSo9G)


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Do Pons & Fleischer have a literary award, by any chance?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 05:59 PM (JgGWZ)

231 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]


Trips up a lot of people, understandably.


Hint is all over this thread.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (QDnY+)

232 78
To her credit, she admitted that she effed up. Live on air.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 05:27 PM (oGNNA)


Sure it is nonsense, but, anyway, buy my new book, ok?

Posted by: Naomi Wolf at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (sy5kK)

233 I'd prefer a fajita scale for tornadoes. A whirling vortex of carne asada, guacamole and tortillas.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (NWiLs)

234 With Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch as AG, who is there to bring charges?



There still aren't any charges.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (JaCRW)

235 The few that are out there show that the median gay man has hundreds of sex partners in a lifetime.

In graduate school (pre-AIDS), there was a cute gay guy in our social circle who was consoling a woman in our circle, who was upset because she had been unfaithful to her boyfriend.

He introduced the concept of "reasonable fidelity", and explained that since he had a boyfriend at a different university a couple of hundred miles away from him, that he was "reasonably faithful" to him.

Intrigued, we questioned him on this, and it turned out that he had slept with one hundred other men in the prior year. This was "reasonable fidelity", because he could have slept with so many more men, you see.

Truly, an alternate sexual universe.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (I2/tG)

236 231 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]


Trips up a lot of people, understandably.


Hint is all over this thread.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (QDnY+)

Sodomy?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (NWiLs)

237 231 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]


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Caber tossing?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (JgGWZ)

238 217 This book was taken from her Ph.D thesis. Do does this mean her PH.D is bogus was not properly peer reviewed?
Posted by: Locke Common at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (3K9Mc)

---

Her peers are all shitheads like her. So it was in fact properly peer reviewed.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (t5m5e)

239
That's not what it means. An approach to land has three legs, downwind, base, and final. When the controller says he'll call your base, he's saying he wants you to extend your downwind leg more than normal and to not execute your downwind-to-base turn until he tells you. Usually done for aircraft spacing.
Posted by: Ex-Pralite Monk at May 25, 2019 05:54 PM (E7NFX)


Then don't get that numbskull reporter anywhere near a carrier landing. "Did you in fact 'call the ball'? How did you know its number?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (pNxlR)

240 Curling

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (JaCRW)

241 Do Pons & Fleischer have a literary award, by any chance?
Posted by: Cicero
---------

Con-Fusion Award.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (xSo9G)

242 Lacrosse can replace football as the HS sport of choice, once the concussion lawsuits hit.

Just don't suggest Duke as the college of choice.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (pPNCa)

243 This bint made ManBearPig even more awkward which has a nearly infinite degree of difficulty.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (+wsHC)

244 Here comes- Rock Honeybadger-Orca!

Suddenly, I have an overwhelming urge to buy books.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 05:56 PM (o2vOl)



See?

Posted by: naturalfake Rock Honeybadger-Orca, a newly contracted author at Simon and Schuster at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (CRRq9)

245
Curling, followed by ice hockey.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (pNxlR)

246 140 By the time of the Super Bowl, all the teams but two have been eliminated, which means most fans won't have as much emotionally invested in the game as they would if their team was in it.

Thank God she never tied wife beating to the World Series.
Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 05:41 PM (pPNCa)



GAME 7!

OMG!

Dead women EVERYWHERE!

Posted by: Naomi Wolf at May 25, 2019 06:02 PM (sy5kK)

247 Whatever, but I'm still not getting dicked by any of you cavemen.

Posted by: Alyssa Milano


There aren't enough bags and not enough beer.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at May 25, 2019 06:02 PM (EgshT)

248 Look, one might actually understand someone assuming "death recorded" meant that the person was executed, if it were something they were taking a quick look at. But to be doing the in-depth research for a book cataloging the Wests "abuse and executions of homosexuals" (see! We're just like the muslims you are complaining about! So stop casting stones!") But things go even deeper than that. Did everyone note the toss away line at the end? The one guy was in prison for forcibly sodomizing a six year old boy, ffs. Which leads to three obvious conclusions: 1) not only did Ms Wolf not read through the Old Bailey's guide to the terms it uses where "death recorded" was explained, but that she did not even read through all the records at the Old Bailey on these people to see what they were actually in prison for; 2) that if these people were having their sentences commuted from death, even under these circumstances, it suggests that the West was much more merciful and liberal towards these people that any other culture (I mean, ffs, the Iranians are throwing them off buildings! Right now! God knows what they were doing in early to mid 1800s!; and 3) Naomi Wolf is a retarded pseudo-academician with the work ethic and research skills of your average 7th grader. Essentially, she foudn a table, saw that it seemed to say what she wanted "West bad, kills gays! and then downed tools and stopped working. Probably fixed herself a nice cosmo and put up her feet. Meanwhile - the facts show the opposite of what she is concluding (not to mention the fact that she had to go to Old Bailey records form the 1830 just to find anything). And, to top it off - it seems, form what little we know that factual, that some portion of these cases consisted of cases of forcible, non consenual anal rape. So, unless Ms. Wolf's premise is that anal rape is A-OK as long as the rapist is gay (which frankly I would not rule out for our current crop of modern socialist evil pedophile infanticide folks) what is her point?

Absolutely atrocious - but again, we keep hearing that the Democrats are the "party of science-y science amirite? - I say this they are certainly not the party of research.

What a bunch of liars.

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 25, 2019 06:02 PM (BS5gV)

249 Seal-clubbing. They don't fight back.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 06:02 PM (JgGWZ)

250 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (QDnY+)


Shivering.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (ennNc)

251 I think an enterprising reporter could get some good material by interviewing tenured professors from the department where Ms. Wolfe got her doctorate. The key is to lie about the purpose of the interview and pretend to be a fan.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (t5m5e)

252 231 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]


---------

Caber tossing?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (JgGWZ)
++++
Writing your name in fresh snow with stream of urine?

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (2sCft)

253 I hate Duke.

The social pretensions of Southern prep.
The academic pretensions of the Ivy League.
And the athletic pretensions of Notre Dame.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (1UZdv)

254 >> 222 ...I'm still not getting dicked by any of you cavemen.
>> Posted by: Alyssa Milano
>> 227 Fine by me. I'm still going to club you over the head, though.

The Nurse will be impressed with this decision, I think.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (o2vOl)

255 Excellent tries, so far - but wrong.


Hadn't even thought of the comedy gold moron potential of my trivia question.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (QDnY+)

256 Dwarf-bowling?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (JgGWZ)

257 An approach to land has three legs, downwind, base, and final. When the controller says he'll call your base, he's saying he wants you to extend your downwind leg more than normal and to not execute your downwind-to-base turn until he tells you.
---
And I already knew that, Mr. Mansplainer.

Posted by: Naomi Wolfe at May 25, 2019 06:04 PM (hjaPQ)

258
Clubbing baby harp seals on the ice

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:04 PM (pNxlR)

259 Lacrosse

Posted by: LadyLil at May 25, 2019 06:04 PM (MYU35)

260 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]

Trips up a lot of people, understandably.

Hint is all over this thread.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (QDnY+)


Well, it certainly isn't baseball. My padres are up 19 to 4 over the Blue Jays.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 25, 2019 06:04 PM (aS1PU)

261
Beaver shaving

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:04 PM (pNxlR)

262 Bet you he's quite well regarded in Vietnam, too. China.

There is a very left-wing minor politico in Portland, who hates Trump with the heat of a thousand suns, who took an academic trip to South Korea, and was horrified to discover that Trump was extremely popular in South Korea.

They think that Trump is handling the Norks rather well.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 25, 2019 06:05 PM (I2/tG)

263 258
Clubbing baby harp seals on the ice
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:04 PM (pNxlR)

*pops Ecstasy*
*waves glowstick around*
Whoooo!!!!!!

Posted by: Clubbing seal at May 25, 2019 06:05 PM (NWiLs)

264 Writing your name in fresh snow with stream of urine?

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 06:03 PM (2sCft)


Title IX outlawed that sport all over the world.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 06:05 PM (ennNc)

265 I hate Duke so much I won't let my kids look at ACC schools AT ALL



It's mostly the graduates, I think.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2019 06:05 PM (Rarvo)

266 Brennan sized mooses playing Lacrosse? Make sure it's coed.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2019 06:06 PM (RuIsu)

267 uick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]

Trips up a lot of people, understandably.

Hint is all over this thread.

*********

Sodomy?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 06:06 PM (m45I2)

268 Posted by: Clubbing seal at May 25, 2019 06:05 PM (NWiLs)

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For God's sake, put on a dress that covers your hoo-ha!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 06:06 PM (JgGWZ)

269 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]

Trips up a lot of people, understandably.

Hint is all over this thread.

*********

Sodomy?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 25, 2019 06:06 PM (NWiLs)

270 I am dying to find out the national sport of Canadia!

come on tell us!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (Rarvo)

271 231 Quick, national sport of Canuckistan [no goolaging!!!]


Trips up a lot of people, understandably.


Hint is all over this thread.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (QDnY+)


shooting a 12 oz can of beer without spilling?

Posted by: Naomi Wolf at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (sy5kK)

272 Revisionist history was not quite caught up yet ... give it a few years and her statement will be true (per the Orwellian revisers). Naomi is just ahead of her time ... just the fact that they would even arrest the guy is horrible ... she just needed a little hook to make the point.


As with the pee pee documents and Trump/Russia, real facts don't matter ... our own Congress still pushes Collusion/Obstruction ... must impeach. These casual tornadoes or gonna wreck the country I tell ya".

Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (Cus5s)

273 As a child I was told our national sport was lacrosse. I don't know if know if it was field lacrosse or box lacrosse.
Box lacrosse is played on a surface similar to hockey without the ice.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (JgA4k)

274 Sodomy?

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (JgGWZ)

275 Forget men. I'm transitioning to a bunny rabbit.
Posted by: chique d'afrique


Go on.........

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (jEQZz)

276 Lacrosse in the summer, hockey in the winter.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (5tb4C)

277 enough Wolfing. get that beoytch out of here.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (sy5kK)

278 BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stupid Bitch.
There is an old chemistry saying that applies here:
An hour in the library saves ten in the lab.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 25, 2019 06:08 PM (QMwOT)

279
Trick question - there are two national sports for Canada. One winter and one summer.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:08 PM (pNxlR)

280 >> 261 Beaver shaving

Almost as unexpected as the latest Bro-Science video.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 06:08 PM (o2vOl)

281 275 Forget men. I'm transitioning to a bunny rabbit.
Posted by: chique d'afrique


Go on.........
Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (jEQZz)

We will require photographic evidence.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 06:08 PM (NWiLs)

282
Per zombie, the answers

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (pNxlR)

283 Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (+wsHC)

Ok that's another one. Is ManBearPig some movie reference?

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (kiSdp)

284 Forget men. I'm transitioning to a bunny rabbit.
Posted by: chique d'afrique


Say hi to Mr. Moose when you see him.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (aS1PU)

285 283 Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 06:01 PM (+wsHC)

Ok that's another one. Is ManBearPig some movie reference?
Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (kiSdp)

South Park

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (NWiLs)

286 234 With Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch as AG, who is there to bring charges?



There still aren't any charges.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 06:00 PM (JaCRW)


Huh? What?

Posted by: Jeff Sessions, waking up from a 2 year nap only to realize he was replaced by an actual AG at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (sy5kK)

287 These people only ever fail upwards. Probably the next Democrat president will appoint her director of the National Archives, for her bold and original scholarship.

Posted by: PG at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (iqCkn)

288 Lady Lil FTW - lacrosse. It's a good trivia question for obvious reasons. Everybody guesses ...... sodomy, or caber tossing. Or - normal people - hockey.


DR WTF, don't your Padres have some gazillion $$$ star player this year?


Not sure I'd go to a Padre game even with free tickets - would still end up being expensive.


However free playoff tickets, 6 rows off the glass, for the Gulls, that's different. Heading to the brewery in an hour, was very impressed with the level of hockey, had same free deal for a 2nd-round game a few weeks back.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (QDnY+)

289 258
Clubbing baby harp seals on the ice
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2019 06:04 PM (pNxlR)

Sounds fun; let's grab a six pack and off to it.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (QMwOT)

290 I thought that academia was, well, academic, up until I actually went to college. Then I discovered that all these supposed smart folks do is make shit up and publish it, daring anyone else to call bullshit upon it.

How else did we end up with adults seriously considering mentally ill men to be women? Where else did we get something called a MICROaggression that debilitates actual adults?

I remember when MICRO meant small, as in, not important, except if it were attached to micro-wave or something like that.

I also remember when we used to shun and laugh at men parading around in women's clothing. Now we let them get naked in the girls locker room.

They just make shit up and repeat it until some people are mesmerized into thinking it's true.

I still have shame. I cannot participate in that sort of shit show. I must not be "academic" or "intelligentsia".

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (vVOK2)

291 oh, i get it.... they're playing psychological chess. i believe that's mate, ms. wolf.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (Pg+x7)

292 There is an old chemistry saying that applies here:
An hour in the library saves ten in the lab.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 25, 2019 06:08 PM (QMwOT)

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I've seen it reversed for sarcasm - ten hours in the lab save an hour in the library.

Strangely apropos.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (t5m5e)

293
Climate scientists do research with the same rigor.

Posted by: ArthurK at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (ID6eK)

294 The likelihood that the local library shelved three copies of this book? HIGH.

Posted by: 13times at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (K3B2k)

295 South Park did a wicked parody of Al Gore, with the threat of ManBearPig standing in for Global Warming. Of course, Gore is making the whole thing up.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:11 PM (1UZdv)

296 I hate Duke.

The social pretensions of Southern prep.
The academic pretensions of the Ivy League.


Here ya go-- your Caturday helping of schadenfreude.

"NIH suspended 7 Duke research grants in 2018 over misconduct allegations and safety concerns."

https://tinyurl.com/y25m9pmk

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 06:11 PM (pPNCa)

297 Lacrosse originally was just surprise anal on frozen ground.

Posted by: Naomi Wolfe at May 25, 2019 06:11 PM (hjaPQ)

298 274 Sodomy?
Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at May 25, 2019 06:07 PM (JgGWZ)

No thanks. I'm not an altar boy.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:12 PM (vVOK2)

299 ..However free playoff tickets, 6 rows off the glass, for the Gulls, that's different. Heading to the brewery in an hour, was very impressed with the level of hockey, had same free deal for a 2nd-round game a few weeks back.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (QDnY+)


I love going to Gulls games. They may be minor league but they're fierce.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 25, 2019 06:12 PM (aS1PU)

300 Climate scientists do research with the same rigor.

Yes.

Posted by: Neil Tyson deChicken at May 25, 2019 06:12 PM (EgshT)

301 Huh. Thought it was lacrosse, period. Not aware of 2 national sports.


Like Naomi Wolfe, I cannot be shamed when in error, so there.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2019 06:13 PM (QDnY+)

302 228 Ah... pivoting back to fake but accurate?

As an aside, I think we really need to establish a Stupidity Scale for these people like the Fujita scale for tornadoes... There is such idiocy on the left that the milikohn just isn't sufficient anymore.

So for ordering, who should get the S-1, S-2, S-3, etc. designations and why? AOC, Wolf, Kohn, etc?
Posted by: LadyLil at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (MYU35)


AOC has completely destroyed any measurement method of stupidity.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 25, 2019 06:13 PM (sy5kK)

303
South Park
Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (NWiLs)

Never saw it.

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 06:13 PM (kiSdp)

304 287 These people only ever fail upwards. Probably the next Democrat president will appoint her director of the National Archives, for her bold and original scholarship.
Posted by: PG at May 25, 2019 06:09 PM (iqCkn)

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...immediately solicits bds for shredders and incinerators...

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 06:14 PM (t5m5e)

305 Curling

What about Moeing and Larrying ?

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 06:14 PM (jEQZz)

306 >>>"NIH suspended 7 Duke research grants in 2018 over misconduct allegations and safety concerns."

https://tinyurl.com/y25m9pmk

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 06:11 PM (pPNCa)
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You may do research but no experimenting in the lab, that's dangerous.

Posted by: Larry Loophole at May 25, 2019 06:14 PM (JaCRW)

307 It's not a lie if it's convenient!!

Posted by: Naomi Wolf at May 25, 2019 06:14 PM (oVJmc)

308 Lacrosse is a French-Canadian word that means "catch the moose testicle in a basket on a stick"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 06:14 PM (m45I2)

309 "Rigor" has been redefinedinated. Somewhat.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2019 06:14 PM (RuIsu)

310 Cringe, my great aunt Lizzie! That is a total, complete, and utter failure to do anything even resembling research. I just can't even. . .!

And that thing actually got published by Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt? That's a double failure. But not surprising. The major houses stopped doing half their jobs years ago. Editing has become a lost art.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 25, 2019 06:15 PM (tbEeC)

311 https://tinyurl.com/y5ogo2u4

Surprise Beaver, unshaved. But possibly available.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:15 PM (vVOK2)

312 Sure, and next you'll be telling me that box hockey isn't rape.

Dirty fuckers.

Posted by: Naomi Wolfe at May 25, 2019 06:16 PM (hjaPQ)

313 Surprise Beaver, unshaved. But possibly available.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:15 PM (vVOK2)

+++++
Unshaved Beaver II: The Reckoning.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 06:17 PM (2sCft)

314 Surprise Beaver, unshaved.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

Posted by: Zombie Doug McKenzie at May 25, 2019 06:17 PM (EgshT)

315 Dirty fuckers.
Posted by: Naomi Wolfe at May 25, 2019 06:16 PM (hjaPQ)

No, dearie, that would have been the sodomites you discussed earlier. Definitely DIRTY fuckers. Like, covered with poo.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:18 PM (vVOK2)

316 And..... Who the fuck even cares about her stupid thesis ?

Even IF people were executed in 1830 for sodomy - in England - seriously, why the fuck should I care ?

It's not relevant in any way. And yet, this dipshit wrote an entire book based on the idea that this fact (not even true) is relevant 200 years later.

Posted by: deadrody at May 25, 2019 06:18 PM (svv54)

317 You may do research but no experimenting in the lab, that's dangerous.


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No problem-o. We have a big computer and numerous mutable input algorithms.

/Climate "Scientists"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (m45I2)

318 The British government did more to interfere in the 2016 election than the Russians. Think on that

What will Trump say when he meets PM May. I'd demand full confessions by the Brit perps.

England is going to need a big new trading partner soon. no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (1UZdv)

319 Her surprise when she reads the next line and has her "oh, I see" moment, would indicate she did not write the book, certainly did not do the research, shabby as it was. Whoever wrote it should have told her not to go on book tours with educated interviewers.


And yeah, society that allows the "boogering"/rape of boys encourages disturbed future generations. The imprinting on children is more powerful than adults, and the suppressed guilt/hate/anger manifests in societal dysfunction. (and it's not just the Islamist nations that permit it, as we saw with the London grooming, or the Catholics moving there molesters around, or others that get less attention)

Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (Cus5s)

320 Are slapshots legal in box hockey? Can you tell the goalie to go smoke a cigarette?

Posted by: Naomi Wolfe at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (hjaPQ)

321 rhomboid, me to! I was going to blame our naturalization booklet, but the statue passed years before that. Eh, mea culpa. zombie is, as always, correct :-)

So LeftCoast Dawg, I'll take your vote as AOC being the S-10 for the scale.

Posted by: LadyLil at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (MYU35)

322 311 https://tinyurl.com/y5ogo2u4

Surprise Beaver, unshaved. But possibly available.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:15 PM (vVOK2)

Well. That was one big dam letdown.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (NWiLs)

323 Probably the next Democrat president will appoint her director of the National Archives

Too bad Sandy Berger is no longer around to apply for the job.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (pPNCa)

324 >> 274 Sodomy?
>> Posted by: Jonah Goldberg

Was that an offer?

Posted by: Shep! at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (o2vOl)

325 Even IF people were executed in 1830 for sodomy - in England - seriously, why the fuck should I care ?


******

Reparations for their descendants...oh, wait a minut...

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 06:20 PM (m45I2)

326 "A country that is not worth protecting, is not worth claiming."
George Rogers Clark.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 25, 2019 06:20 PM (myjNJ)

327 What will Trump say when he meets PM May. I'd demand full confessions by the Brit perps.

England is going to need a big new trading partner soon. no?
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (1UZdv)
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I hope PDJT makes PM May cry like a little girl.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 06:20 PM (2sCft)

328 It's not relevant in any way. And yet, this dipshit wrote an entire book based on the idea that this fact (not even true) is relevant 200 years later.
Posted by: deadrody at May 25, 2019 06:18 PM (svv54)

Well, if you are going to whine that people don't like your particular perversion, you need to show that the whining is actually justified, because.....

Okay, I got nothin'.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:20 PM (vVOK2)

329 What kind of editing department let this joke of a book get released like this?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 06:21 PM (oVJmc)

330 Actually, its even more embarrassing than you indicated because there is actually a Wikipedia entry on the meaning of the term "death recorded". After listing about half a dozen academic sources for the meaning of the phrase, the article drolly notes that: "Because the term means the opposite of a death sentence, it has caused confusion among 21st century authors" but then lists Ms Wolf in two separate footnotes as the only example.

Posted by: Punchinello at May 25, 2019 06:22 PM (zOrpp)

331 Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you.

Posted by: The Surprise Beaver at May 25, 2019 06:22 PM (EgshT)

332 The pyramid builders got hosed on their 401k plan.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2019 06:22 PM (RuIsu)

333 What kind of editing department let this joke of a book get released like this?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 06:21 PM (oVJmc)
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It's kind of like Dan Rather's Memogate: What they are reporting is fake but accurate. You can't let facts stand in the way of the narrative.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 06:23 PM (2sCft)

334 329 What kind of editing department let this joke of a book get released like this?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 06:21 PM (oVJmc)

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Her peers.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 25, 2019 06:23 PM (t5m5e)

335 "No problem-o. We have a big computer and numerous mutable input algorithms.
/Climate "Scientists"


and they have NASA to adjust the data ... just lower the old temps from the 80's to get twice as much warming ... "ahh, now our models look better". Revisionist History ... not just for Naomi, also good for Gore.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 06:24 PM (Cus5s)

336 >>> "Because the term means the opposite of a death sentence, it has caused confusion among 21st century authors"

How recent was the edit?

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:24 PM (dCRRg)

337 Naomi Cries Wolf is Rhodes Scholar, FFS.

One of her books is Vagina: A New Biography.

She's beyond parody

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:25 PM (1UZdv)

338 The pyramid builders got hosed on their 401k plan.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2019 06:22 PM (RuIsu)

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Being worked to death before retirement age has a way of disincentivising retirement savings plans.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 06:25 PM (2sCft)

339 The British government did more to interfere in the 2016 election than the Russians. Think on that.
Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (1UZdv)

I watched a documentary the other day about the Enigma code breakers, and according to it, before that project got going, the US and England didn't share intelligence resources.
Since then, it's been very cozy. It was one of those lightbulb moments when all the dossier stuff/Fusion/etc. made sense. Darned Brits.

Posted by: LadyLil at May 25, 2019 06:25 PM (MYU35)

340 So, with seven books published and five best sellers, she probably got a hefty advance. Since this one is going in the circular file, that's a lot of pressure to come up with a replacement. Or do writers have flop insurance? Just what is the procedure here?

Posted by: davo at May 25, 2019 06:26 PM (sMLEE)

341 316 -- It's not the relevancy or lack thereof. It's the sheer, breathtaking failure to do actual research. Any true researcher knows you don't stop at the first mention of something. That's just the signal to keep digging until you have verified if every word is true or not.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 25, 2019 06:26 PM (tbEeC)

342 One of her books is Vagina: A New Biography.

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Is that the first book of the Surprise Beaver Trilogy?

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 25, 2019 06:26 PM (2sCft)

343
I've had some gay friends who would tell stories about their sex lives that would make your head spin.

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My gay friend described a life like that. I saw another gay guy once note that that's how it is when you don't have one half of the game (i.e., women) that doesn't want to give it up so easily. A social scene where everyone is Harry Paratestes. No offense intended, as I'm sure HP would acknowledge.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 06:27 PM (oGNNA)

344 gestimated. happens all the time. they are always guestimating on all the reasons why DJT does and says. If his rule makes sense, he was thinking like a fascist. so the is.

Posted by: tx32 prisoner at May 25, 2019 06:27 PM (1XtI9)

345 Oprah will save Naomi. For a piece of the action.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2019 06:27 PM (RuIsu)

346 >> 16 Her perception is beyond compare.

I've never heard them referred to as 'perception.'.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 06:28 PM (o2vOl)

347 Over reliance on "facts" is a hallmark of the patriarchy. You go, Wolf-girl!

Posted by: AOC at May 25, 2019 06:28 PM (hjaPQ)

348 >>> "Because the term means the opposite of a death sentence, it has caused confusion among 21st century authors"

"21st century authors" ... Pretty funny.

I guess "3rd millenium writers" would be a bit too grand ...

Who the hell says something like "21st century authors" when we are barely 20 years into the century? That's something they describe as such in the late 22nd century.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 06:28 PM (ennNc)

349
Or do writers have flop insurance? Just what is the procedure here?
Posted by: davo

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It would be the publisher that would have the flop insurance, and it's basically known as "the next Judith Krantz novel."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 06:29 PM (oGNNA)

350 This little detail won't affect her book sales at all. The people that buy her books will still buy her book.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 25, 2019 06:29 PM (aS1PU)

351

In New Climate Change Play, The Story's The Thing

Playwright Bess Wohl joins Ira to talk about science, storytelling, and her own frustrations with the contemporary conversation around climate change and where she sees room for improvement.

https://tinyurl.com/y3hss2ha

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2019 06:30 PM (aKsyK)

352 318 The British government did more to interfere in the 2016 election than the Russians. Think on that

What will Trump say when he meets PM May. I'd demand full confessions by the Brit perps.

England is going to need a big new trading partner soon. no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:19 PM (1UZdv)


At presser the other day Trump said he liked her was looking forward to seeing her.

At the onset of what looked to be the original Brexit Trump offered Britain a sweet basket of trades.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 06:32 PM (JaCRW)

353
Meh. She'll be given some award. The award will be used as proof of her intellectual prowess. Now shut up, haters.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2019 06:32 PM (X3lUd)

354 Wynona's Big Brown Beaver:

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

Posted by: Beaver Fever at May 25, 2019 06:32 PM (Ckg4U)

355 Al Gore should run in 2020.

Global Warmering, Sodomy and It's the Economy Stupid......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 06:32 PM (Z+IKu)

356 M'doggie just leaned her head against my chest and burped. Good grief.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2019 06:33 PM (JgA4k)

357 Was Jackie Onassis her editor?

Posted by: Howard at May 25, 2019 06:33 PM (0x00j)

358 "290I remember when MICRO meant small, as in, not important, except if it were attached to micro-wave or something like that.



Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2019 06:10 PM (vVOK2) "
..
Came back from an academic environment a while ago; was utterly floored at all the serious talk about 'microaggressions' in regular conversation.
We're talking counterrevolutionary paranoia, witch-trials level of insanity. You do *anything* that rubs someone the wrong way and they have more victim olympics mojo than you, and boom, you have committed a microaggression. Sometimes all it takes is simply talking, saying anything at all. Or saying nothing, if you're expected to chime in with some sort of confession or self-deprecating observations.
It's a terrifying Calvinball-style clusterfuck. I literally went out the next weekend and socked away several thousand additional rounds in ammo cans.
Those of you with some free time and the ability to go with the flow for a while should go visit some college campuses, and you will understand.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at May 25, 2019 06:33 PM (eAshZ)

359 I've had some gay friends who would tell stories about their sex lives that would make your head spin. It's unreal. No heterosexual casanova even comes close and I'm not talking about any outstanding fags, here. THey're just a few of your normal run-of-the-mill gay men.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


One of my editors at a big book publishing house was a totally nebbishy, very slender tiny little gay gay around 40 years old. He was one the few gay guys I've ever known who seemed nearly asexual. He liked watching opera and reading poetry and never mentioned ever having a boyfriend. His only statement on the subject was that he preferred much older men -- his ideal man, he said, was Alastair Cooke -- and that older men generally weren't interested in relationships, even platonic ones.

Anyway, over the years, I'd always thought of this guy as the one counter-example - -the one gay guy was WASN'T hypersexualized.

And then...

...about four years ago I met him for a business lunch, and afterward as we were putting on our jackets, he asked where I was going, and I said grocery shopping. TO be polite, I asked where he was going, and he replied, just offhandedly and cavalierly, "The bathhouse." The followed a one-minute conversation in which he said that while of course he prefers older men for emotional relationships, he still needs to ejaculate several times a day and the bathhouse is the only convenient place on workdays.

I tried to stop my jaw from hitting the floor.

And ever since, I've always thought to myself, "If even THAT GUY was oversexed, I'd wager that basically ALL gay men are oversexed, because he was the least sexual gay guy I've ever encountered."

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:35 PM (5tb4C)

360 19 The worst bit is that her main example damn well *should* have been executed as he'd raped a 6 year old boy. Instead he only served a couple years. There's a *lot* more evidence for the thesis that Brits have *never* taken predatory homosexuality seriously.
_________________

Yeah, that was even worse than her embarrassingly shitty research. She was trying to argue that it's somehow morally wrong to execute a homosexual child rapist. No sale, lady.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 25, 2019 06:35 PM (k4dH2)

361 Important thing in WWII was that the Allies trusted each other and kept to agreements..
On the other hand the Axis didn't trust each other and without fail cheated and didn't share with each
other.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 25, 2019 06:35 PM (JaCRW)

362 gay gay = gay guy

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:35 PM (5tb4C)

363 Why is Drudge so obsessed with Cannes?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 25, 2019 06:35 PM (PyTup)

364 Al Gore is only 71. If Biden, who's 76, craters early, I can see ManBearPig getting the nomination after the first ballot.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:36 PM (1UZdv)

365 You know you are a liberal when you spend more time on your hair than researching the accuracy of your new book.

Posted by: Parker Longbaugh at May 25, 2019 06:37 PM (IoIaQ)

366 329 -- Proper editing has gone by the wayside. Editors no longer edit. They have simply become acquisition editors. Copy editing is left up to Spell Check and Grammar Check. Anything even approaching what used to be termed "editing" is now done by the author's agent and the agent's staff. But even the agent's expect their authors to turn in print-ready manuscripts.

That's one good reason I wasn't overly distressed when I was forced to close my book store. Publishing today is nothing like it was when I got into the business 30 years ago.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 25, 2019 06:37 PM (tbEeC)

367 Or do writers have flop insurance?

Ask Hillary-- she's had plenty of experience.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 06:37 PM (pPNCa)

368 363 Why is Drudge so obsessed with Cannes?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 25, 2019 06:35 PM (PyTup

I could understand if he was obsessed with cans.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2019 06:37 PM (JgA4k)

369
Why is Drudge so obsessed with Cannes?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 25, 2019 06:35 PM


didn't he start his career as an entertainment writer?

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 25, 2019 06:38 PM (KCxzN)

370 >>Posted by: Beaver Fever at May 25, 2019 06:32

Okay that was...disturbing.[/]

And what does it say that i watched it to the end! Haha

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 06:38 PM (Z/jzm)

371 Crap!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 06:39 PM (Z/jzm)

372 366 329 -- Proper editing has gone by the wayside. Editors no longer edit. They have simply become acquisition editors. Copy editing is left up to Spell Check and Grammar Check. Anything even approaching what used to be termed "editing" is now done by the author's agent and the agent's staff. But even the agent's expect their authors to turn in print-ready manuscripts.

That's one good reason I wasn't overly distressed when I was forced to close my book store. Publishing today is nothing like it was when I got into the business 30 years ago.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin


Bingo. I had have that exact experience myself.

Luckily, when I turn in my manuscripts, they are absolutely clean, error-free and stylistically consistent. Because I edit the hell out of my own manuscripts before submitting, since I know they will never be edited by any real editor.

Posted by: zombie at May 25, 2019 06:39 PM (5tb4C)

373 Nood chess.

Posted by: Whazziz at May 25, 2019 06:39 PM (kR3UB)

374 Today within about 5 mins, I saw a Prius with an NRA sticker and a near new new Lexus with a Bernie sticker.

The world, she is insane, no?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 25, 2019 06:39 PM (PyTup)

375 350 This little detail won't affect her book sales at all. The people that buy her books will still buy her book.
______________

I'd told her I'd buy a few thousand copies if she'd give me a massage and release my chakras!

Posted by: Al Gore at May 25, 2019 06:40 PM (k4dH2)

376 The British government did more to interfere in the 2016 election than the Russians. Think on that

The Brits interfered like crazy in 2008 when they hosted that America-hating retarded Indonesian piece of shit and treated him as if he was already elected. That was ridiculous. Not as bad as Barky holding the biggest campaign rally in American history for a bunch of fuzzy foreigners in a foreign nation paid in part for by a foreign government ... but what the Brits did was almost as bad. They really, really pissed me off with that crap.

And that doesn't even take into account the Brit papers that tried to get Brits to call people in Ohio to swing the electoral college. People should ahve been picked off for that. It's outside of America. The CIA doesn't have to obey any laws. That's their friggin job - offing people in foreign lands who are messing with America.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 25, 2019 06:41 PM (ennNc)

377 As posted above, there are few studies of promiscuity among gay men, even though it's a serious topic. Here's one:
"Bell and Weinberg reported evidence of widespread sexual compulsion among homosexual men. 83% of the homosexual men surveyed estimated they had had sex with 50 or more partners in their lifetime, 43% estimated they had sex with 500 or more partners; 28% with 1,000 or more partners."

"There is an extremely low rate of sexual fidelity among homosexual men as compared to married heterosexuals. Among married females 85% reported sexual fidelity. Among married men, 75.5% reported sexual fidelity. Among homosexual males in their current relationship, 4.5% reported sexual fidelity"

Not that there's anything wrong with it, but it's wildly different from the rest of us.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (1UZdv)

378 Drudge is a faggot

Posted by: monkey at May 25, 2019 06:42 PM (FTPVM)

379

He hates the Cannes!

Posted by: Navin Johnson at May 25, 2019 06:43 PM (aKsyK)

380 "And what does it say that i watched it to the end! Haha."
-Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 06:38 PM (Z/jzm)

Those guys have fun.

Posted by: Beaver Fever at May 25, 2019 06:43 PM (Ckg4U)

381 Testing

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2019 06:45 PM (73ec4)

382 Heh. I never saw Primus' version of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" before. Great video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9uk9IcoQ0w

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2019 06:47 PM (sdi6R)

383 There's also the misunderstanding that two men meeting anonymously in a public toilet to ejaculate into each other goes under the heading of "love."

Let's shine some light on that one, too.

Posted by: RKae at May 25, 2019 06:47 PM (3jjxb)

384 I give up internal server.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2019 06:47 PM (73ec4)

385 >>Those guys have fun.
Posted by: Beaver Fever at May 25,

I'm not a clown-hater, but they gave me a creepy clown vibe!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 06:48 PM (Z/jzm)

386 I'm not afraid of Naomi Wolf

Posted by: Casual Tornado at May 25, 2019 06:50 PM (Qr6NP)

387
Not that there's anything wrong with it, but it's wildly different from the rest of us.



In societal terms, I can say there is something wrong with that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 06:52 PM (oVJmc)

388 Zombie, there are free lance editors, if you can afford one.

Do you write fiction or nonfiction? That would dictate which editors you would look at.

But if you are happy with your current situation, don't bother looking. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 25, 2019 06:55 PM (tbEeC)

389 Ah they didn't execute these sodomites? What pussies.

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at May 25, 2019 07:03 PM (nRj4F)

390 The Conservative Case for Not Getting the Facts Right Before Publishing Something Important

by Nicholas "Cross-Spitter" Frankevich
National Review

Posted by: James OBrien at May 25, 2019 07:12 PM (P5Iey)

391 Ha. What a moron.

Posted by: Iggy at May 25, 2019 07:26 PM (ua1m6)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon Morons, Lurkers and everyone in between. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Do what you would like but do enjoy the world of pets and animals.

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(H/T Cookie Girl)

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Quite the Craigslist Kicker. Need a cat?

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Sick. Hope someone went to H-E- Double hockey stick.


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From our friend Shibumi. Veteran Makes Cardboard Tanks For Cats


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What does fear smell like? Just ask your friendly K-9.


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A study identifies dog breeds and their propensity to bite curtain climbers.


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Who Knew Planting Rice Could Be So Interesting? H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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Meet The PetMorons


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Mis Hum,
In the past I've submitted photos of my Yorkie, Maggie. You might remember the one in which she was wearing her sun goggles. Well, this week I had to say goodbye to her. She was 11 yrs old and I got her as a pup. Her nickname was Bug. She put up a good fight for the past year, always with good humor and complete devotion even through a lot of daily meds. She never bit anyone, loved little kids, and only barked when absolutely necessary, like when she spied a big dog too close to the house. And she was just so darn cute that she made me smile and brought me joy every day.

Keep up the good work on the AOS pet thread, something I look forward to each week - Liz

Of course I remember! Who could forget a Yorkie wearing goggles? Certainly not I. Geez Liz, I don't know what else to say excpet, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sounds like she battled right up to the very end.


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Mr. Nemo rides again.
I sent a picture of him about 2 years ago; he's now survived knee surgery and canine lymphoma Type B. He's two months past chemo and the oncologist says he's in clinical remission. Since he tolerated the chemo extremely well, we're hoping he will be one of the 1% that get a cure. Here he is on the "Nemo seat" aka the center console of our dual recliner. He's in convenient range for petting and treats. - SDN


Thanks for sharing with us SDN. Best wishes to Mr. Nemo that he keeps fighting the damn "C". I love the strategy he shows for affection and the treats.


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This is a picture Spot, Spotty, or Spot Spot Polka Dot. He came to us as a foster and some how managed to stay. He was very adventurous and loved to go on rides. It didn't matter where or how long. He would even be my acting Co-pilot on flights. Howling was also a favorite pastime. He went to the bridge unexpectedly last Sunday. He is sorely missed.

Please keep up the good work on the Pet Thread. I enjoy it very much.

NH Lurker

Thank you for sharing Spot Spot Polka Dot's photo and story with us. That must have been a difficult email to pen. It sounds like he had a wonderful but way too short of life with you. Take care.


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This is Clover, an early surprise Mother's Day gift for Average Wife. She was a little perturbed with me at first but her heart is now hopelessly melted. Clover is a blue heeler aka Queensland heeler aka Australian cattle dog. She's 8 weeks old and is equally skilled at stealing our sleep as she is stealing hearts. - Average Guy

Your nic should be Brave Guy. I can't imagine springing a pup onto Mrs. Mis. Hum. She is an adorable pup and that is a unique name. We appreciate your submission.


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Hello MisHum,

Meet Splotchy BifBewalskiBot. We rescued Splotchy a year or so after moving to North Alabama. At first we were hearing what sounded like a possum living in the crawlspace of our home. When we would go in and look around for a nest, we could hear something scuttling away off and jumping out of one of the vents in the wall. One night I was up late and I hear yowling as a cat was climbing up onto the heating ducts in between the joists and insulation to sleep where it was warm. I had an 'aha!' moment then.

Eventually we were able to lay eyes on a very skinny and malnourished version of this magnificent American Shorthair you see here. During this time, I was maintaining my shotgroup with an air rifle by introducing the chipmunk and squirrel population to kinetic energy and Splotchy was taking care of the carcasses for me.

A good year later we had him eating dry kibble and wet food with medicine in it for worms, fleas, ticks and what not from the vet. Not too long after that he would let us scratch his head through a hand wide gap in the porch doorway. One quick grab and his formerly feral self was at the vet getting checked out. He had been neutered, and was obviously a victim of abuse given the way he still flinches when a hand is moving to quickly around him.

Vet said he was at least ten years old five years ago when he let me grab him. Now his days are pretty much what you see here, napping, safeguarding the remote and insisting that we forgot to feed him.

He is the gentlest cat I've ever had as well as one of the most loving. - Woody


I just love a rags to riches story. Not only that, you must be one patient Moron to work that hard to make Splotchy a TV Remote Guard Cat. May Splotchy's days be filled with nothing but happiness.


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Here are Guinevere and Molly Golightly dressed for an evening wedding. Hence the three strands.

I will not say out loud that they were better dressed and better behaved than the bride.

Guinevere is wife to Ace and he is babydaddy to Molly. All three are Royal standard poodles.

(The Royal designation refers to size not beauty or intelligence. Although they have those in abundance.) - Le Garde Vieux

This isn't the first time we've seen these sharp dressed pooches. Thanks for sharing with us.


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Attached are 2 pictures of my new baby girl, Trixie. She is a beautiful Siamese… and has all the “cattitude” required of the female Siamese. At less than 4 months old, she has already perfected Resting Bitch Face and is Queen of the House and All She Surveys. She also has all of us wrapped around her little paw, including 3 men (husband and 2 college sons home for the summer) and 2 large dogs who are scared to death of her.

Lurker and sometime commentator “Becky”


That little cutie has the dogs frighted? Now I'm curious as to what kind of dogs you have. She appears adorable. Thanks for sharing Becky.


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What a great bunch of PetMorons and their humans today. Thank you again for submitting your photos and stories.

Do you have something pet and/or animal related you wish to share with us. You can send your items to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 02:45 PM




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1 I've come to love the pet thread. I've had my Paisley for almost two months.
She's incredibly messy and a little demanding and needy.
But she makes me smile everyday. So she is totally worth it.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 02:49 PM (JgA4k)

2
Huzzah! The Pet Thread!

God bless all the Moron Pets. Heaven for a pet is a Moron owner.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2019 02:50 PM (X3lUd)

3 My heart goes out to all who lost pets this past week or so. Goodness it seems many of you have had to endure this heartbreak lately. {hugs}

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 02:53 PM (dUJdY)

4 Heugel is building a second tank for his cat friends and plans on sharing the instructions with the public. That way, anyone can build their own cardboard cat tank!

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*grins*

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 02:56 PM (RU4sa)

5 Clover looks like a keeper. Alternative name: Shiner.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 02:57 PM (m45I2)

6 Nice Pets Ya'll!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 02:57 PM (Z+IKu)

7
Mmm.

Cat fried rice is dericious.

Posted by: Chinese Restaurant at May 25, 2019 03:00 PM (bDC2M)

8 Zod Chesapeake

Posted by: Zod at May 25, 2019 03:01 PM (cKKn4)

9 Woof?

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 03:02 PM (dCRRg)

10 I was chatting with a friend the other day, she told me how her son's dog, a boxer I believe, got off the leash and it took two hours before they were able to catch him.
At one point the son got so frustrated that he was almost ready to give up. He didn't.
How do you get your running dogs to come back?

Me, I figure all I'd have to do is find a toilet and close the door. In seconds she'd be at the door whining and yelping to be let in to watch me poop.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 03:03 PM (JgA4k)

11 Canis Zod continues to recuperate from ACL rupture. The other dogs continue to kneel.

Posted by: Zod at May 25, 2019 03:05 PM (cKKn4)

12 3 My heart goes out to all who lost pets this past week or so. Goodness it seems many of you have had to endure this heartbreak lately. {hugs}
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 02:53 PM (dUJdY)

Agreed.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (JgA4k)

13 Researchers found pit bulls and mixed breed dogs have the highest risk of biting and cause the most damage per bite.

This should finally put an end to the long running debate about PBS around here.

Posted by: Chinese Restaurant at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (bDC2M)

14 We lost our Polish German Shepherd last Sunday. She was an amazing dog who was the most loyal, good hearted thing ever. And just three months after losing our Newfoundland.

Hugs to other bereaved.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (mFoNl)

15 Dang it. Off General Tsock.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 03:07 PM (bDC2M)

16 Clover is a cutie.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 03:08 PM (/tuJf)

17 Great looking group of moronimals. Missing my cats. They've been pretty much on their own the last 2 months since wife's been in hospital. Best friend goes over twice a day to check on them. Hope they remember us when we get home.

Posted by: Olddog in mo at May 25, 2019 03:14 PM (tB2Xv)

18 Clover is teh kewt! But puppehs are a lot of work.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 03:14 PM (EZebt)

19 Prayers needed please; some jerks burglarized our house Wednesday and totally trashed the place. Cat Gracie is okay, but our 8 mo old kitten Dash is nowhere to be found. He's probably just found a good hiding place, but with the broken window we're trying to repair, his fur-mommy and fur-daddy are worried. Any help your wishes could provide is genuinely appreciated!
Semper Fi,
Mattski

Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

20 O Splotchy. I love you and your story.

Liz, so sorry on losing adorable Maggie.

With so many sad losses reported lately it's wonderful to see a baby like Trixie joining Pet Morondom.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (tkNkP)

21 The dogcentric focus of this post otherizes non-mammalian pet populations. Can't we do something more to promote diversity and inclusion for the differently-ranked phyla?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 03:16 PM (JgGWZ)

22 Oops. Order, not phyla.

Darn you, Linnaeus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 03:17 PM (JgGWZ)

23 My daughter said the best way is to not run towards the dog but stand there, hand held out and just call their name. IDK.. worked for her but her dog is a big scaredy cat and was probably happy to see Mommy!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:18 PM (dUJdY)

24 Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

OMG.. I'm so sorry. Not a worse feeling really. Been broken into twice and it's a horrible feeling and you truly never get over it. prayers you find your sweet kitty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:19 PM (dUJdY)

25 Somebody is going to have both hands full with Clover.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country at May 25, 2019 03:23 PM (pgabP)

26 We had a blue-point Siamese once, our first cat. We would never actually purchase a pure-bred cat, but our somewhat eccentric next-door neighbor called us in a panic one night and begged us to take it when she caught it trying to ingest her very expensive cockatiel. Greatest mouser we ever had, which is a very useful thing in a 250-year-old Colonial. Not too friendly, as befits the nobility of the breed.

Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 03:24 PM (QE8X6)

27 Prayers sent, Mattski.

Posted by: Olddog in mo at May 25, 2019 03:25 PM (tB2Xv)

28 What a collection of cuties!

Our hearts go out to all the folks who have lost their friends recently. Mrs. JTB and I have been through it often enough.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 03:27 PM (bmdz3)

29 >>Prayers needed please; some jerks burglarized our house Wednesday and totally trashed the place. Cat Gracie is okay, but our 8 mo old kitten Dash is nowhere to be found. He's probably just found a good hiding place, but with the broken window we're trying to repair, his fur-mommy and fur-daddy are worried. Any help your wishes could provide is genuinely appreciated!
Semper Fi,
Mattski

People who steal pets are the lowest form of life. It's like stealing a child.

Good luck.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 03:29 PM (/tuJf)

30 Happy Caturday everyone
Love the cardboard kittah tanks.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 03:30 PM (BbGew)

31 Not too friendly, as befits the nobility of the breed.
Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 03:24 PM (QE8X6)


An ex-gf and I adopted a mutt kitty that happened to get the chocolate-point coat. That was the only Siamese thing about him; he was otherwise pudgy, affectionate, and dumber than a bag of hair.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 03:30 PM (t+qrx)

32 Prayers sent, Mattski.

Prayers up here from me and my two kittehs. If Dash is old enough to recognize your scent, or maybe Gracie's, you could try leaving out a T-shirt with your scent on it or a towel with Gracie's, and it might lure him out of his hiding place. If he went outside, try putting out a dish with some nice fishy-smelling wet cat food. Most 8-month old kittens have discovered the joys of wet food, and he's probably hungry by now.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 03:31 PM (pPNCa)

33 Blue heeler is a pretty energetic dog, right?

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 03:31 PM (kiSdp)

34 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

I visited my old Italian last year. She has a woman dog whisperer. Well, she's called a dog walker.

This woman takes five unrelated dogs from five different families to public parks and unleashes them. They all come back to her.

Some people have something.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 03:32 PM (fuK7c)

35 Love the pic of Clover!
My big bro rescued a Cattle dog, when I was in grade school. I had a pint sized Lhasa, who of course was the boss. Our favorite game to play was "my baby ate a dingo!"
(Probably woulda had to have been there to find it funny)

Posted by: Euro at May 25, 2019 03:33 PM (ZVxTZ)

36 Mattski, so sorry about the burglary. Our home was burglarized many years ago. Door was forced open by the thieves and left open. We had to search for three missing indoor kittys. The first came to the door at dinnertime like "whatzzup dudes?" The second one we found in the basement hiding on top of a heat duct with about 2 inches to spare under the ceiling. The third one was missing for three days--we had flyers all over the neighborhood with her picture and "Lost White Cat" headline. Finally a man and his little boy rang the doorbell and shoved a grungy gray cat in our faces. "Is this you cat?" he said. "We think it may be white underneath." Yep, it was our kitteh, Peek. So happy ending.

I hope for the best for you and your animals, too.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 03:33 PM (tkNkP)

37 Mattski- prayers and fingers crossed

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 03:35 PM (BbGew)

38 Mattie I would break a commandment to reunite you with your pet.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:37 PM (F8YM0)

39 Thank You Mis Hum and all of you that share your family with the rest of us.

The pain of losing your companion is as immense as the love you shared with them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 03:38 PM (eT+zM)

40 Beautiful day. Heidi, me and kitties Patch and Fluff all lounging in the backyard. Cats are lazy as the weather heats up although Patch roused himself to chase a coupla lizards.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2019 03:38 PM (OX6sG)

41
How do you get your running dogs to come back?

Tell them you are only joking about eating them.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama. at May 25, 2019 03:40 PM (TAmPV)

42 I don't mention this much but, you pet morons might like my web cam for my business.. go to meezer.tv for a 24hr stream to watch at work!

Posted by: catman at May 25, 2019 03:40 PM (4HMlb)

43 although Patch roused himself to chase a coupla lizards.

Dinner?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:42 PM (dUJdY)

44 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

Tell them you are only joking about eating them.


LMAO! Thread winner!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:42 PM (dUJdY)

45 Love the cardboard kittah tanks.

I do, too. They made me smile, which I need right now-- Memorial Day weekend is always rough for me because it's the anniversary of my dad's death. He survived combat in WWII (82nd Airborne) but died suddenly of a heart attack on Memorial Day 1964. And I was the one who found him. Although he was a paratrooper and not part of a tank crew, I know he would have loved those photos of feline tank commanders. He brought home our first cat when I was just a little kid-- I miss them both so much.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 03:46 PM (pPNCa)

46 Bless you BC.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:50 PM (F8YM0)

47 43
although Patch roused himself to chase a coupla lizards.



Dinner?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:42 PM (dUJdY)

hello dear Jewells. He toys with them...then his toy breaks. So I take the broken toy and put it up on the wall near the suet feeder. in a flash a Thrasher sweeps down and picks it up. I'm sure hes a hit when he gets back to the nest with that tasty morsel.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2019 03:51 PM (OX6sG)

48 Greetings all...

Clover is 10 weeks old and her ears have de-floppified. Our shepherd Smokey has finally started warming up to her. I'm running on a sleep deficit. Average Wife still hasn't forgiven me. But she loves Clover to death so eventually she will. Who knows, after she forgives me she might actually thank me!

Posted by: Average Guy at May 25, 2019 03:52 PM (LMcFk)

49 Thanks, Frasier Crane. The Horde is truly good people.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 03:54 PM (pPNCa)

50 Both of my grandfathers served, one a Marine and one Navy.

My youngest son graduates from high school next week and leaves for boot camp in San Diego late summer.

Oorah!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 25, 2019 03:55 PM (PkVlr)

51 I'm sure hes a hit when he gets back to the nest with that tasty morsel.

Heck yeah he is!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:55 PM (dUJdY)

52 And now to go and pick up my new Glock 19.

And say "thank you" to the men who gave their lives so I could do so.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 25, 2019 03:58 PM (PkVlr)

53 >>My youngest son graduates from high school next week and leaves for boot camp in San Diego late summer.

You must be 29 years old.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:59 PM (F8YM0)

54 Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:59 PM (F8YM0)

Your nic reminds me.. I've been so sick of the news lately I've been watching reruns of Frasier. Damn show is still funnier than shit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:01 PM (dUJdY)

55 Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

I am sorry to hear about the burglary. How scary, upsetting and what a violation of your home space; Will pray that you get strength from the Lord at this difficult time. and that you find your cat Dash soon and well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 04:02 PM (ahS0B)

56 A cat story with a request for advice.

Bozo Conservative has two cats, a boy and a girl close in age. Both are neutered. He's had the yellow boy cat for about a year or so. They're... around two or three years old.


Around Christmas, he got a new cat. A black male. Also fixed. About eight.

Well, the two males hiss/ yowl at each other and the black cat is peeing/marking on a regular basis. Vet says he doesn't have urinary tract issues or crystals.

Any ideas on how to solve this? He is a very sweet cat who wants attention from people. FYI, he plays with the girl cat and the girl cat plays with the yellow male. But the two males don't play with each other.

Posted by: shibumi at May 25, 2019 04:03 PM (sktRI)

57 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

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The only thing that ever worked for us was start the car and drive slowly around with a door open. When dog got tired, they would jump in the car, and then wait for the treat (McD fries or ice cream $1).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2019 04:06 PM (MIKMs)

58 >>Your nic reminds me.. I've been so sick of the news lately I've been watching reruns of Frasier. Damn show is still funnier than shit.

Indeed. Us Lee's Summiteers gave to stick together. Tossed salad and scrambled eggs.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 04:12 PM (F8YM0)

59 Have, damnit. Stupid thumbs.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 04:14 PM (F8YM0)

60 *raises glass to Frasier Crane, fellow Lee's Summiteer.*

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:14 PM (dUJdY)

61 Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

I am sorry to hear about the burglary. How scary, upsetting and what a violation of your home space; Will pray that you get strength from the Lord at this difficult time. and that you find your cat Dash soon and well.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 04:02 PM (ahS0B)


Fenelon, you're a treasure. I, for one, am glad you're here.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 25, 2019 04:14 PM (aS1PU)

62 Fenelon, you're a treasure. I, for one, am glad you're here.

She is indeed!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:16 PM (dUJdY)

63 61 62

I agree!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 04:17 PM (AZxMX)

64 Well, I'm outta here. A partay awaits. Have fun ya'll. Might see ya on the ONT.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:17 PM (dUJdY)

65 53 >>My youngest son graduates from high school next week and leaves for boot camp in San Diego late summer.

You must be 29 years old.
Posted by: Frasier Crane

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Not so fast there Frasier.

My brother and SIL have, as one of their eight, a 5 year old.

SIL is 55.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2019 04:19 PM (Y4EXg)

66 Enjoy

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 04:19 PM (F8YM0)

67 We have a bunch of commies (AKA our family and old friends) coming over for a barbie. Should a put a little something extra in the cocktails?

Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 04:23 PM (QE8X6)

68 My brother and SIL have, as one of their eight, a 5 year old.

SIL is 55.
Posted by: Tonypete
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I almost had one at 50... unfortunately had a miscarriage.

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at May 25, 2019 04:26 PM (UUBmN)

69 Any ideas on how to solve this? He is a very sweet cat who wants attention from people.

Don't know if this will help, but here goes: I had a similar problem some years back when I had two cats of my own plus a long-term foster kitteh. All three were spayed females. About six months after foster kitteh arrived, she began to spray the wall behind the litter box in the bathroom. I was surprised given her sex, but the vet said female cats will spray too if upset enough. He thought the issue was dominance-- female kittehs are less territorial than males, but they still have a hierarchy if there's more than one. Evidently foster kitteh resented being third in the chain of command. Problem was solved when she was adopted. I later heard from the chemistry teacher who adopted Trudy that she promptly asserted her rule over the teacher's other cat, a male Siamese, who happily accepted it. Trudy and Baxter lived very happily together for many years, as did the two kittehs I had at the time.

The other possible solution to your two males problem is to get an additional litter box. My vet says that cats will sometimes get into turf wars over the litter box if there's only one, and he recommends having one for each cat in the household plus one extra-- which is why I have three. Evidently the spare box serves as some kind of stress relief.

Good luck with your yellow cat/black cat problem. At least you know kittehs don't fight over fur color.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:27 PM (pPNCa)

70 A regularly cleaned litter box cures a world of ills.
And I agree, number of cats = number of litter boxes, plus a spare.
Many cats die from urinary tract infections.
A good supply of water (preferably running) and litter box hygiene is a good way to keep UTI away.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 04:32 PM (w7KSn)

71 Shibumi-- don't want to get into too much detail but Bozo Conservative's one boy cat definitely is acting as if he is in a territorial competition with the other boy even though they are fixed and sterile. As you probably know, there are several ways of neutering a male cat. One is basically a vasectomy and the other is full removal of testicles. Both surgeries obviously prevent impregnation, but the vasectomy version leaves more male hormones, attributes and behaviors intact. Guessing from afar I am thinking that is what's going on.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 04:34 PM (tkNkP)

72 Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:27 PM

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 04:32

Thank you both for your input. There are currently four litter boxes, however... cleaning needs to be a bit more vigilant. We are thinking about a Litter Robot.

Running water is also a great idea. He needs a cat fountain.

Posted by: shibumi at May 25, 2019 04:34 PM (sktRI)

73 A good supply of water (preferably running)

Very true. I bought a pet fountain for my cats some years back; it still runs well and they love watching the stream of water as well as drinking from it. I've never had a problem with a UTI in any of my kittehs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:35 PM (pPNCa)

74 Yes, since I got a cat water fountain, the cats drink more water and we've not lost one to UTI since.
One of my cats lived to 21.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 04:36 PM (w7KSn)

75 I did my pet good deed of the day today. After hearing some yelping outside Mrs Hate told me that King, a pit bull puppy of some neighbor's a few houses away, was running up and down the street. We live on a somewhat major street and people drive like dimwits over and beyond a 35 mph speed limit, so I grabbed Teddy's leash and went out. King might be street savvy enough to have survived but I didn't want to take a chance. Anyway he came right to me and let me put the leash on and walked him over to the neighbor's front porch, where I secured him. Mrs H took down a bowl of water since it's hot and he was fine. The neighbors came back and thanked me saying King had somehow gotten out of the back yard (they have a sturdy fence so who knows how he escaped) but all ended well.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 04:38 PM (y7DUB)

76 Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 04:34 PM

Really interesting point corn and beans.

The black cat acts really intimidated, but I have seen the yellow cat walk away from him. So... IDK.

Posted by: shibumi at May 25, 2019 04:39 PM (sktRI)

77 67 We have a bunch of commies (AKA our family and old friends) coming over for a barbie. Should a put a little something extra in the cocktails?
Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 04:23 PM (QE8X6)

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Cocktails are a bourgeois contrivance designed to anesthetize the masses so as to impair their ability to recognize their own true class interests and unite to realize the glorious Socialist future.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 04:41 PM (JgGWZ)

78 Really interesting point corn and beans.

Yes-- I didn't know there are two methods for neutering male cats. My boy had his family jewels completely removed, and I just assumed that was the vet's standard operating procedure.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:43 PM (pPNCa)

79 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

E collar where the initial stimulation is vibrate. If he ignores it, a little juice will do it.

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 04:43 PM (kiSdp)

80 E collar where the initial stimulation is vibrate. If he ignores it, a little juice will do it.
Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 04:43 PM (kiSdp)

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Set collar to stun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 04:44 PM (JgGWZ)

81 Muslim attacks guy walking 2 German shepherds gets mauled. Good stuff.

https://tinyurl.com/y5fnkzqu

Posted by: Ex-ex at May 25, 2019 04:46 PM (RU4sa)

82 Well now I need a cat so I can call him Purrwin Rommel.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (kQs4Y)

83 Should a put a little something extra in the cocktails?

Chloral hydrate is the standard additive to make a Mickey Finn. Just tell the commies it's a new type of Molotov cocktail.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (pPNCa)

84 77
Congratulations comrade, you've got the essence of Marxist theory down pat! Can I interest you in becoming a "journalist"?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (AZxMX)

85 Congratulations comrade, you've got the essence of Marxist theory down pat! Can I interest you in becoming a "journalist"?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (AZxMX)

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Thanks, but I was just trying to help Caliban save a few bucks by giving him an ideological justification for serving his commie guests iced tea and calling it a day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 04:51 PM (JgGWZ)

86 Cocktails are a bourgeois contrivance designed to anesthetize the masses

So why did AOC work as a bartender? Dispensing happy hour anesthesia would slow down the march to the glorious socialist revolution.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:53 PM (pPNCa)

87 Posted by: Ex-ex at May 25, 2019 04:46 PM (RU4sa)

We need a drooling emoji. What a great video. The Muzz in Dearborn were terrified of my German Shorthair, they'd climb the fence to get away.

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 04:55 PM (kiSdp)

88
Your nic reminds me.. I've been so sick of the news lately I've been watching reruns of Frasier. Damn show is still funnier than shit.
Posted by: Jewells45

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Lol, me exactly. Frasier is my go-to. I've got the first five seasons memorized.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at May 25, 2019 04:58 PM (fQUd0)

89 Trixie is absolutely beautiful and so very, very cute. By any chance, does she happen to be an "Apple head" Siamese?

And, yes, any cat worth its kibble can easily handle a couple of dogs, even if the cat is just a baby. Those claws are very sharp and will shred any dog's nose. After one or two encounters, most dogs will think twice before sticking its nose back into the meat grinder.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 25, 2019 05:02 PM (tbEeC)

90 All these pets are adorable. The dressed up poodles are special.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at May 25, 2019 05:06 PM (bmdz3)

91 Ace is in the house with a nood

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 25, 2019 05:06 PM (myjNJ)

92 Truly wonderful pet thread, Mis Hum. Morons have such great critters.

Thank you for putting it all together so we could read a thread and not get mad.

Posted by: creeper at May 25, 2019 05:07 PM (KMuaw)

93 Spot, Maggie, and Mr. Nemo are photogenic and know how to strike the perfect pose.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at May 25, 2019 05:08 PM (bmdz3)

94
Caliban - A (tiny) amount of wolfsbane with some laudanum, to induce the hypnosis and increase suggestibility.

Then, twelve straight hours of Paul Harvey recordings. That ought to get their minds right.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 05:09 PM (gKN/H)

95 All adorable furry family members and the photographers are good too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (ahS0B)

96 Such sweet pets this week, condolences to the humans of those that have passed on.

Trixie sure is cute. The Siamese cats I have known have been intensely bonded to their families, and couldn't care less about other people. But I've only really come in contact with two.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 06:52 PM (XoAz8)

97 Great pets this week. The fancy ones and the not so fancy ones, both.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 07:29 PM (BVQ+1)

Saturday Gardening Thread, Memorial Day Weekend [KT]

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Farewell to Spring from 40 miles north

Hello, Horde! Hope your Memorial Day Weekend is starting out well. We still have some significant weather in parts of the country, but some of our gardening friends are making progress.

Weather

Naughty Pine sent in the following update and photo from Michigan:

Here's my front garden before another rain which added to the floods from Lake Huron down. Everything Is growing faster than normal. I can't seem to kill the wild violets that are taking over the lawn.

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Anybody gotten around to cleaning out their pool yet?

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Anybody's driveway need a little work due to the weather?

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There may be skiing at Mammoth Mountain into August.

There is snow in much of the Intermountain West, and there have been some high winds. Not like in Missouri. What's the weather like where you are?

Critters

Sometimes Hank Curmudgeon helps us ask the questions no one else is asking. like what do bees do during an eclipse?

Everybody wants to know what their dog and cat are doing during the eclipse, but they don't think about the flea.

And here are 10 things you didn't know about bumblebees

Illiniwek sent in a couple of photos of that bee favorite, Crimson Clover.

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Here's an update from last Saturday:

I've seen some tiger swallowtails around, and some black swallowtails (I think) ... but not a lot of anything, including honey bees.

The lilacs had a nice smell, but I don't notice the iris aroma ... will have to get closer.

Our cool late start seems to have messed up the early blooms ... I just put some things in the garden today before another big rain, some even after the first rain.

And a Bearded Iris:

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The Edible Garden

I got the following message Saturday after the Gardening Thread went up:

I am a long time moron lurker from North Alabama, and though this is a long shot, thought I could do something to help out fellow morons in the area, if there are any.
I went a little overboard seed-shopping this winter with all the really cool varieties of tomatoes at Baker Creek, and didn't think they would germinate as well as they did, so have a few hundred extra heirloom tomato seedlings. If you know of anyone in the Huntsville/Decatur/Athens area, I would love to share. I really don't want them to die, and if I plant 300+ tomato plants, I will die.

Absolutely love your garden thread every week.

This is about 1/3 of them over a month ago. I am up to 10 trays now, at 15-18 a tray. Lots of neat ones like Blue Beauty, White Tomesol, Yellow Garden Peach, and the bizarre Reisetomate. I have some extra peppers too, and had some heirloom french artichokes that sprouted fantastically in my aerogarden, just a few extras of those. I even loaded up the poor Fedex guy.

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So many of us have been there . . . . .

Don't know if there are still some possibilities to pass along plants, but we can relate to the situation. Let us know how things turn out. If anybody is interested, mention it in the comments.

Get those tomato recipes ready . . . . .

Le Garde Vieux sent in a couple of garlic photos. You can eat garlic blossoms or leave them for the hummingbirds and butterflies.

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There's a magnolia behind this one. I don't think he should eat it.

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News from Garden and Gun

A magazine to which you might consider a subscription, and/or sign up for updates via email.

Via redc1c4:

Another plant pathogen invades the Southeast:

Josh Meyer was ten days into his position as the director of buildings, gardens, and grounds at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood when a staff gardener told him something was up with the boxwood. This was on a Friday last October, and Meyer, trained as a landscape architect, didn't think much of the minor defoliation and leaf spotting. "But here's where it gets crazy," he says. "We came back on Monday, and the symptoms had spread to pretty much all the collection areas. You could see this thing just descending on the property."

The "thing" was boxwood blight, a fungal disease wiping out generations-old boxwood with the heartless efficiency of an Ebola epidemic.

A nursery may have developed a resistant cultivar.

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Big bat house in Florida:

In Miami, Florida, an ambitious conservation project is underway: the introduction of the world's largest bat house. "The bigger your bat house is, the better your chances of getting it inhabited," Fred Hubbard, part of the team that oversaw its construction, told the Miami Herald. Built within Patch of Heaven, a nature preserve in the Redland region, the soaring two-story structure will hopefully provide a safe haven for a variety of bats, but it's been specially outfitted for the Florida bonneted bat. Once thriving in South Florida's pinelands, the endangered bats have found their habitat gravely depleted by development--the total population now stands in the mere hundreds.

While there's no guarantee the new house will successfully attract the animals, the team is optimistic, this month installing speakers to pipe bat calls throughout the area. And they hope it will help foster a greater appreciation for all bats and the challenges they face. "One bat can eat 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour," Hubbard says. "They are the best."

Speakers to pipe bat calls throughout the area. I sort of feel like I have bats in my belfry today. Wonder if people can hear those bat calls?

Some smaller bat houses are also shown in the Miami Herald article. Interested in attracting some bats?

Last Week

We were sorry to learn that Shanks for the memory lost a considerable part of his veggies and fruits to hail. That isn't supposed to happen in California in May.

I am not sad that there are wild violets in CN's lawn. Or Naughty Pine's lawn. We are gonna have to do a little profile on Fritillary butterflies whose caterpillars feed on violets.

We had some great close-up photos last week. And crisis du jour. has send in some additional information:

Saturdays are work days for me, so I usually get to the Gardening Thread after it has become stale. So I didn't get to reply to the commenters who ID'd the flowers in the two pix of mine you posted. I looked up 'Spirea', and that looks right for the white-flower photo. But I didn't think the pink flowers belonged to an Azaelea, for the simple reason that those pink flowers were on a tree, not a bush or a shrub. (I was pointing the camera vertically upward when I took the pink-flower photo.) So after some research, it looks like those pink flowers belong to a cherry blossom tree ... which, I also learned, is not the same thing as a cherry tree!

From Quora:

How are cherry trees different from cherry blossom trees?

Glen Buschmann, former Landscape Gardening (Owner / Operator) (1987-201

Most flowering cherries are "sterile", meaning the flowers lack all the components needed for reproduction. The puffy "double" flowers are natural mutations (and sometimes not) where a flower's reproductive parts are replaced by extra petals. (This applies to most flowers.)

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I had no idea there was a difference! The pink flowers in that second photo were definitely 'double'; I noticed that in the moment as I was photographing them, and that doubleness was largely (but not entirely) responsible for the chiffon look of the flowers.

I think it is probably a flowering cherry, too. But I don't know enough about the genus Prunus to rule out, say, a flowering apricot or something. And there is a lot of variety among flowering cherries.

There are several species in the genus Prunus (which also includes plums, apricots, peaches, etc.) that are called "flowering cherries". There are said to be over 300 hybrids and cultivars of flowering cherries. Some have single flowers (five petals) and some are very double with more than 300 petals! Some of the single ones are especially prized in Japan.

Flowering cherries mostly come in pink or white. Some are fragrant. Some have interesting bark or fall foliage.

Before planting a flowering cherry, you should check on its climate adaptation. Some are adapted to the Southeast and of course those in Washington D.C. are famous. Several are adapted to the Pacific Northwest. Some are adapted elsewhere.

Of course, fruiting cherries also flower, and are pretty in bloom, though generally not as spectacular as the "flowering cherries". Here's a white one planted with blue camas.

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Want to try that plant I.D. thing again?

What are these?

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If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you want to remain a lurker.

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1 Howdy, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at May 25, 2019 01:08 PM (4HMW8)

2 Gorgeous thread, KT. So many 'rons and 'ettes take great photos.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 01:12 PM (o2vOl)

3 Snow into August? An Ice Age begins not with glaciers marching down from the north, but when snow starts hanging around all year in places it isn't supposed to.

Posted by: MW at May 25, 2019 01:12 PM (hNTtn)

4 Howdy, Emmie Oakley!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 01:12 PM (BVQ+1)

5 Good afternoon Greenthumbs
Another attempt at transferring compost pile plants failed, onions I tried to move grew a little then stopped and wilted. Have little onion bulbs but that was it.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 01:14 PM (BbGew)

6 The bottom two photos look like tulip petals and lilac buds.

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at May 25, 2019 01:14 PM (4HMW8)

7 >> I am not sad that there are wild violets in CN's lawn.
>> Or Naughty Pine's lawn. We are gonna have to do a little
>> profile on Fritillary butterflies whose caterpillars feed on violets.

Apparently your taunting violets pushed KT a little too far.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 01:16 PM (o2vOl)

8 The birds have been more interesting than usual this spring. One morning last week, the songs were so riotous that the backyard sounded like an aviary. And we've heard more finches, with their melodious calls, and we've seen more western tanagers than usual.

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM (4HMW8)

9 Morning Horde
I harvested my first zucchini today and had my first harvest of potatoes last week. Got 35 peaches off the peach tree, better than my estimate of 20 after the great snow fiasco this spring. Mulberries are done, but I am getting my first Boysenberry crop this year. Have had the boysenberry bush? shrub? thorny thicket? in for 3 years but this is the first fruit I am getting, I just hope to get them before the damn birds. Happy gardening everyone!

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at May 25, 2019 01:20 PM (ygbGE)

10 Plant!

Posted by: E.V.E. at May 25, 2019 01:20 PM (NWiLs)

11 >> Want to try that plant I.D. thing again?
The first photo is from a fruit tree, but I'm not sure which one. Cherry tree?

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 01:20 PM (o2vOl)

12 I think the top photo of the white blooms is dogwood. Have no idea what the bottom two are, but the bottom-most one looks familiar.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 25, 2019 01:25 PM (HaL55)

13 Skip at May 25, 2019 01:14 PM


Thanks for the compost plant report. Hope the little onions bulbs are good.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 01:26 PM (BVQ+1)

14 I would guess apple blossoms, tulips, and lilacs.

Beautiful photos in this thread, as always. Thank you KT!

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:27 PM (aXucN)

15 "Illiniwek sent in a couple of photos of that bee favorite, Crimson Clover."

I like that song.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:30 PM (t+qrx)

16 >> One bat can eat 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour,"

You would think we would have domesticated bats by now. We probably wouldn't even need to feed them much.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 01:32 PM (o2vOl)

17 BBL, gig this afternoon. Y'all beehave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 25, 2019 01:32 PM (HaL55)

18 11 14

I agree first pix is a fruit tree. I thought pear but it would be helpful to see the bark too.

Good quality photos!

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at May 25, 2019 01:34 PM (swldI)

19 Maybe I'll put them in my salad tonight, my first harvest of the year.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 01:34 PM (BbGew)

20 Does anybody have any pitures of Presdent and Micheal Obona;s garden ???

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (aka: Obamaboro), VT at May 25, 2019 01:39 PM (qM84C)

21
g'early afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 25, 2019 01:41 PM (2rCLa)

22 >> Snow into August?

Like I've been saying, "The climate crisis is real, y'all."

Oh and I love all the colorful bloomy things.

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at May 25, 2019 01:42 PM (o2vOl)

23 >> Does anybody have any pictures of President and Micheal Obona's garden ???

What are implying? I'm all ears.

Posted by: Barry the T-chaser at May 25, 2019 01:47 PM (o2vOl)

24 Getting cucumbers and zucchini now. Zucchini is now becoming part of breakfast lunch and dinner!

Posted by: keena at May 25, 2019 01:47 PM (RiTnx)

25 I have most everything planted, except for some peppers I want to put in. Now it is a wait to see what sprouts and survives.

It has been rainy and cool so there is a lot of slug issues right now, they - or the snails - took off some of my beans and melons right at ground level.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2019 01:48 PM (hSQmw)

26 What's the weather been like in Idaho's Treasure Valley? Unusually wet, cool, and windy. I wish this weather had hit back in March or April, rather than now! We turn our irrigation system off some days, depending on rain totals.

On the occasional nice morning, I've kept working on getting dead leaves out of the strawberry beds - about 2/3 done with the second bed now. Fruits are already setting... we have some travel planned for June, so the friend who'll be watching the garden may get most of the crop.

Current harvesting is only spinach, lettuce, radishes, and herbs.

We planted out 2 Romas into a raised bed. Into a row we created to grow stuff directly in the ground, we planted 2 'Big Boy' on the ends, 2 'Black from Tula' heirlooms, and a Roma in the middle. 2 Poblanos went into a raised bed as well - we're waiting for the other 2 to get a bit bigger before transplanting out. I also planted 9 basil seeds.

Husband re-built the drip irrigation lines that water the corn bed, which includes new areas this year for testing soybeans (edamame) and garbanzo beans, as well as some area for green beans. It will also have an offshoot for growing 2 'Sugar Baby' watermelon in large pots (a friend had extra starts - we've never tried watermelon before).

To keep the few chamomile plants I left in a raised bed from over-seeding the universe, I'm trying to pick the flowers every day - homemade Sleepytime tea is my plan, once I cut some mint to go with it. Also, once we're done with summer vacations, I'm thinking about making mint syrup out of all that spearmint.

The purple Siberian Iris are already fading from their peak. There could easily have been 100-150 flowers on the 5 clumps on the south side of my house. At least the ones under husband's bedroom window, the 2 clumps beside the front door, and 2 of the 3 clumps behind the kitchen look nice now - they're the clumps that run late since they're shaded.

Does anyone else get catalogs from Territorial Seed Co.? I already got their fall/winter seed catalog - hey, guys, I haven't even planted my summer corn and green beans yet!!

(The 'Farewell-to-Spring' Clarkia is nice - wildflowers are one of the few things I miss about CA.)

Posted by: Pat* at May 25, 2019 01:50 PM (2pX/F)

27 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 01:51 PM (iwgjb)

28 The bearded irises look great, Illiniwek. I have a couple, but mine only bloom in years with a LOT of rain. I'm hoping one will bloom this year.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 01:51 PM (o2vOl)

29 Here in NW IN it won't stop raining long enough to do anything but mow the grass one notch higher than last time.

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2019 01:51 PM (FhXTo)

30 >> Zucchini is now becoming part of breakfast lunch and dinner!
Keena, do you eat them with tomato sauce and some potato pieces? That way is my favorite.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 01:54 PM (o2vOl)

31 Sitting out on deck reading and these little bugs are around, I think they are the lantern flus but real small. Black with dots on them, probably only 1/8 inch. Just to be sure I'm killing them.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 01:56 PM (BbGew)

32 keena at May 25, 2019 01:47 PM

You need to share a breakfast zucchini recipe.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 01:59 PM (BVQ+1)

33 Emmie Oakley at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM

Why do you think you have so many bird this year? Sounds fun.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:00 PM (BVQ+1)

34 You will all be greatly relieved to know that I fixed the tractor hydraulic system. Blown seal in a quick disconnect coupler. The part was $1.92 so I bought four to make sure it never happens again.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:01 PM (Z/5Cj)

35 Kindltot at May 25, 2019 01:48 PM

You get some big slugs and snails up there. They can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, can't they?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:02 PM (BVQ+1)

36 I like the little stripes on the buds of the garlic flowers before they open.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:03 PM (BVQ+1)

37 We went from an extended winter right into a rare monsoon season here in Northern Utah. Unbelievable amounts of rain, low overnight temps, and snowpack from winter may make for a good summer...if it ever gets here. Spring temps have yet to arrive. I don't think our montmorency cherries are going to amount to much this year.

Hope the rest of you are faring better this holiday weekend.

Posted by: Quilp at May 25, 2019 02:05 PM (4dX7C)

38 And speaking of bats, we were in Florida at Sanibel Island once and at dusk saw a zillion bats pouring out of a hole in the eaves of a building. It looked almost like a liquid pouring out. Creepy and cool at the same time!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:05 PM (Z/5Cj)

39 Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:01 PM

Glad it was something cheap to fix. And that you knew how to fix it.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (BVQ+1)

40 >> 35 big slugs and snails ... can do a lot of damage

What do you people use? I use Deadline and a shovel to finish off the wounded ones.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (o2vOl)

41 39 Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:01 PM

Glad it was something cheap to fix. And that you knew how to fix it.
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (BVQ+1)
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Thanks KT. Me too! There is a great deal of satisfaction in being able to fix things like that oneself! Not to mention the money and downtime I saved.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:11 PM (Z/5Cj)

42 flowering trees are nice ... some in my fenced in garden were supposed to be transplanted, but some are getting huge, haven't started flowering yet. so many chores ... ha.


No one said dogwood yet on that one tree, but I don't know the different blooms really, not even the ones I have. Looking out on my pond now, everything is green ... except the sycamore for nice structure. A big blooming magnolia or some such would really help, or maybe some tree with red foliage.


The watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn all just got replanted ... had old seed first time I guess. Some of my transplanted cantaloupes might make it. Garden still very wet, but I am browsing on the strawberries, sharing them with a rascally rabbit.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 02:15 PM (Cus5s)

43 Interesting photos, as always. Some are gorgeous like the flowering garlic and some are scary. The sink holes in that road and the flooded swimming pool are not happy scenes.

Thanks for that link about bees. I didn't know the OFA offered articles during the year even though I get the magazine the first day it comes out. Have to check into that.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 02:15 PM (bmdz3)

44 >> There is a great deal of satisfaction in being able to
>> fix things like that oneself!

Damn straight.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 02:18 PM (o2vOl)

45 Just came in from helping the delightful misses plant a bunch of foxglove, elephant ears, yarrow, begonias and things I don't even know what they are.

Hotter and muggier than hell so I'm done.

I have been informed though that we are off to Lowes (again) to get more plants in a bit.

Le sigh.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2019 02:25 PM (Y4EXg)

46 blown seals are the worst ... ha. I've had to get a few hoses fixed, but haven't had to mess with the other inner workings. I did a quick search last time on whatever that part was (that Weasel mentioned last week, he would have to fix) and saw some guy taking it apart. I depend on YouTube for a lot of directions ... pretty good usually. Nice you fixed it yourself, Weasel ... it is satisfying.


Keeping up with the greasing and other maintenance schedules is important ... I fall behind usually. If it ever dries out, will be time for the big batwing mower here.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (Cus5s)

47 >> Just came in from helping the delightful misses plant a
>> bunch of foxglove, elephant ears, yarrow, begonias

Gotta love those garden grills.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (o2vOl)

48 We are keeping the garden modest and simple this year. But the tomato plants are still with us, which is not a given, and the leaf lettuce and herbs are doing great. I'm getting spoiled with the fresh herbs in our recipes. What we can't get to fast enough gets dried in the dehydrator.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 02:29 PM (bmdz3)

49 I'm grateful for ya'll.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 02:29 PM (F8YM0)

50 I envy those who are already harvesting. Most our garden is in, but with so many rain days, and no high temps for any stretch, nothing is really growing well.
Even the bees are slow... spending too much time indoors eating up stores instead of cranking out new bees.
We had poor pollination on our serviceberries, peaches and blueberries. We're blaming that on the rain, too.
Oh, well... the peonies were fabulous, and the iris good.
We have successfully failed twice at starting parsnips. Wife is going for the triple crown, by starting them in flats, then trying to transplant.

Posted by: MarkY at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM (LqiyU)

51 I have to remove another 50+ daisy seedlings today. I always feel like Planned Parenthood afterwards.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 02:33 PM (o2vOl)

52 I really don't know what the lavender flowers up for I.D. are.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:37 PM (BVQ+1)

53 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM

Do not grill foxgloves. They are toxic.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:38 PM (BVQ+1)

54 And I found the teeny Allen wrench I dropped! Life is good.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:39 PM (Z/5Cj)

55 MarkY at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM

Parsnip seeds have a very short shelf life. Always start with fresh seeds.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 02:40 PM (BVQ+1)

56 The comments make me wish I still had a car or truck that I could maintain. Change out the plugs, general tune up, replace a head light, install new air and oil filters. SIGH!! Even I could do those things despite almost no mechanical talent. If someone came out with such a retro vehicle I would buy one in a split second. It would also be a way to stick a finger in the government's eye for saddling us with all the regulations. (Mini rant off.)

Staying with the thread, I seriously wonder if growing a garden is an aspect of that kind of self sufficient attitude.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 02:43 PM (bmdz3)

57 >> Do not grill foxgloves. They are toxic.

Unless you're a small brown moth. Or you know how to create your own heart medication.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 02:44 PM (o2vOl)

58 Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 02:43 PM (bmdz3)
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JTB - for a number of reasons, I've decided to get a restored FJ40 Land Cruiser (70s vintage) when my current vehicle lease is up. I'm working with a guy in AZ that specializes in them.

Farm related - we have a lot of lizards here which sort of surprises me. Eastern fence lizards and some sort of colorful striped racer.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:52 PM (Z/5Cj)

59 Weird question: Do hummingbirds help pollinate plants? Seems to me a garden with bumble or honey bees and hummingbirds would be a productive, happy place.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 02:57 PM (bmdz3)

60 Farm related - we have a lot of lizards here which sort of surprises me. Eastern fence lizards and some sort of colorful striped racer.
Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 02:52 PM (Z/5Cj)


There are only two lizards endemic to Michgan, and one of them's considered endangered (it's only found in part of one county). It's kind of sad, I like lizards. We have snakes, which is OK. I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:58 PM (t+qrx)

61 Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:58 PM (t+qrx)
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Both of these are pretty cool. The fence lizards camouflage changes to blend exactly with pine tree bark. What is that called?

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 03:01 PM (Z/5Cj)

62 58 ... Weasel, We almost never see lizards around the house, even though we keep the garden well watered. But the range we use runs along side the Bull Run and I see a lot of them scurrying around during the warmer months.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 03:01 PM (bmdz3)

63 Thank you, KT.

Posted by: MarkY at May 25, 2019 03:03 PM (LqiyU)

64 Both of these are pretty cool. The fence lizards camouflage changes to blend exactly with pine tree bark. What is that called?
Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 03:01 PM (Z/5Cj)


Realtree™.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 03:05 PM (t+qrx)

65 62 58 ... Weasel, We almost never see lizards around the house, even though we keep the garden well watered. But the range we use runs along side the Bull Run and I see a lot of them scurrying around during the warmer months.
Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 03:01 PM (bmdz3)
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That's why I'm a little surprised to have so many here. I never see them at the house but I guess this is just far enough south maybe.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (Z/5Cj)

66 65 ... "That's why I'm a little surprised to have so many here. I never see them at the house but I guess this is just far enough south maybe."

I wonder if it's the proximity to a stream.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (bmdz3)

67 66 65 ... "That's why I'm a little surprised to have so many here. I never see them at the house but I guess this is just far enough south maybe."

I wonder if it's the proximity to a stream.
Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (bmdz3)
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Not sure. I'm on a big hill that overlooks the James River but it's pretty dry here at the top.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 03:23 PM (Z/5Cj)

68 The cold rainy weekend we had put a hurt on my lantana. It's alive but the blooms got windburn or something and fell off. New ones are forming, but I'd never experienced cold damage to container plants.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 03:23 PM (RCRTc)

69 .
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 03:05 PM (t+qrx)
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Like my camo crocs!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 03:28 PM (Z/5Cj)

70 Annnnnnnnd, ticks.

Damn it.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2019 03:30 PM (Y4EXg)

71 Rain, rain go away...

In my little corner of NYS we have had a very long spring. It has been odd as usually spring is about 2 weeks long... 40 one day, 70 the next and BOOM! 'hello, summer'. Not this year... this year it has been in the 40s, 50s, low-60s for the last 8-10 weeks. And people are complaining "were's summer!?" SMH Never happy.

You'd think that would have meant early planting, right? Nope. The amount of rain we have had has delayed planting by several weeks.

I finally planted all my veggies earlier this week when it was about 65 out. That was a first as I usually manage to pick a sunny 85-degree day and feel like crap after I am finished.

This is a light year of only cucumbers, beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, and mustard greens, all container or bags.

More rain was predicted for today, so I decided to plant my flowers last night. It was a good thing I did because it came down in buckets overnight and this morning, and it is now well over 80 outside with the air so thick you could cut it with a knife.

I feel bad for the farmers. The fields are cleared but have lots of puddles, not much green. Hubby has many bags of soybeans that need to be planted - no idea when he will be able to get them in the ground.

Posted by: Ann at May 25, 2019 03:37 PM (NDO5Q)

72 Weasel, we have lizards here chez bluebell. We have some bigger ones that live under the juniper out by the mailbox - not sure what exactly they are, because I hear them way more than I've seen them. I'd hear rustling when I went to check the mail and hoped and prayed it wasn't a snake, and was relieved when I finally saw it was a (largish) lizard.

Do yours have bright blue tails? We have a fair number of blue-tailed skinks around our house. They're kind of cool. I don't mind them as long as they stay outside and don't come near me.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 03:38 PM (aXucN)

73
Do yours have bright blue tails? We have a fair number of blue-tailed skinks around our house. They're kind of cool. I don't mind them as long as they stay outside and don't come near me.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 03:38 PM (aXucN)
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These are bright blue, almost turquoise, on their belly. Yellowish and white stripes on top. They're fast!

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 03:42 PM (Z/5Cj)

74 We have bright green lizards, lovely gray striped ones and geckos. They geckos come out at night on our entry way and eat the bugs attracted by our nightlight. By the end of summer we have some huge geckos. There's gaps in the wall that let them take refuge in our attic over winter.
We also killed the first snake of the year on the driveway . It looked like a young rattler. It had the rattlesnake pattern but no rattles yet. I let DH mow down all the wildflowers after that so the snakes would have less cover to hide in.

Posted by: gingeroni at May 25, 2019 04:00 PM (/XPvv)

75 @30 and 32
I just chop them up and sauté w peppers, mushrooms and onions for a breakfast omelet filling. I love them sliced and grilled then drizzled with lemon juice and chopped dill. Or that roasted Greek veg dish briami w tomatoes potatoes and garlic. I honestly don't mind getting a lot but it's those hiding ones that when I find them are the size of a butternut squash that are problematic!

Posted by: keena at May 25, 2019 05:21 PM (RiTnx)

76 Sitting out on deck reading and these little bugs are around, I think they are the lantern flus but real small. Black with dots on them, probably only 1/8 inch. Just to be sure I'm killing them.
Posted by: Skip

Dead bugs tell no tales.

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 05:57 PM (jEQZz)

77 The cold rainy weekend we had put a hurt on my lantana


"I've got a Black Magic Woman....."

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 05:59 PM (jEQZz)

78 JTB at May 25, 2019 02:57 PM

Some flowers with a tubular structure are adapted to pollination by hummingbirds. Some other flowers, not so much.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 06:34 PM (BVQ+1)

Memorial Day Weekend [KT]

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From Usually lurking Euro:

Pictures taken at Luxembourg American Cemetery the other weekend.

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Walked among the headstones reading the names out loud.

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They are not forgotten.

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I'm not very good at taking pictures, and I was more focused on explaining to my little one why I was crying - we had just gone to the Bastogne museum and memorial.

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Some of the soldiers who died in the Battle of the Bulge, which started on December 16, 1944, are buried here. Fighting continued after that horrible battle. General Patton, who died following a car accident in Germany shortly after the end of the war, is also buried here.

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Thanks for sharing your visit with us, Euro. Means a lot to many of us. And the photos are lovely.

Memorial Day has been getting a little extra attention this year because it comes just before the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Thrown into a ditch, Trudeau heard a dying friend nearby, calling out for his mother.

"You train with him and you ate with him and you slept with him and you fought with him. And in less than three hours, he was gone," he said.

Within hours, combat would be over for Trudeau, as well. He was captured by German forces, and spent the duration in a prisoner-of-war camp. By the time the war was over he had gone from 135 pounds to about 85.

He returned to Normandy in 1955 to see the graves of eight platoon members who didn't survive. This time, he'll say a prayer over their graves.

"They're the heroes. They're the ones who gave everything they had," he said.

For decades -- until recently -- he never spoke of these things. This June he'll make his 12th trip back to Normandy. Eager to keep the memory of what happened there alive, he has often brought others along to places like the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer .

"Pick out a tombstone, any tombstone. Place your hand on that white marble and say to yourself, 'Six feet down is a boy.' .... He gave his life for his country and then you lift your eyes up and you see 9,400 white marble tombstones," he said. "They all gave their lives for their country."

Here's a different idea: Memorial Day Weekend and the anniversary of D-Day are good times to record family stories.

A fire at the Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis in July 1973 has caused many WWII Army and Air Corps records to be unavailable. So, if you have copies of your ancestor's records, you should treasure them all the more.

In my family, my father had been in R.O.T.C. at Auburn. He trained at UCLA and other posts as a meteorologist in 1943, then went to Italy after the fall of Rome on June 5, 1944. While his own letters and other papers were lost due to a tornado at our house, materials he sent home were put in a scrapbook by my mother and help record his service in Italy. Regretfully, my father has been deceased for decades, so we can only reassemble his WWII story from memories and the scrapbook.

Below are some images from the Washington D.C. area earlier this year, from my niece and her friends. There is a lot of strange stuff happening in D.C., but there are still some monuments and memorials worth seeing:

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Has anyone ever attended or watched the National Memorial Day Concert? This year they are focusing on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion and a story about Vietnam. I'm not wild about the the description of the program, but it could be the way PBS presents it.

Not much said about the conflicts that aren't over yet. Here's a message from a war correspondent after meeting a Kurdish taxi driver:

You see, I've learned one thing as a war correspondent that I never really understood while I was an Air Force pilot: The U.S. military remains the torchbearer for our country's best values and a beacon of hope for people fighting for their freedom around the world.

Meeting Safeen reminded me of that truth. He reminded me that freedom is worth the fighting for, and that America has friends forever due to the sacrifices of our heroes.

This Memorial Day, that's a message all Americans need to hear.

And that freedom is most precious here at home. Last week's Gardening Thread featured some photos from Gettysburg. Today, a scene from the place the Civil War began. From another niece, writing a few weeks ago:

We were at Fort Sumter for the last tour of the day and they take the flag down during that tour. They let anyone who wanted to help fold the flag fold it.

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I really like that image.

Hope that you have a meaningful Memorial Day weekend, with some fun included. Maybe get together with some friends and neighbors. Maybe include a kid or two. Got anything planned? Just a little reminder that there are still parades and ceremonies for Memorial Day across the country. Stay safe if you are in the path of wild weather.

Remember that this is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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1 No words...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 11:20 AM (UUBmN)

2 Great pics - great thread.
As a kid, Dad took us to DC one time. I didn't like most of it - but I did like seeing the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. I also liked it when the lady park ranger jerked a knot in a dude's ass for taking pictures during the ceremony. I didn't know the word douche at the time ... but I knew what one looked like after that.

Posted by: Son of the Confederacy at May 25, 2019 11:22 AM (V3hDg)

3 Went to see Cold Blue on Thursday, at the end one of the veterans who was interviewed for the film said the 28,000 airmen who never came back were the heros.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 11:26 AM (BbGew)

4 I'm always humbled when we happen to be in some podunk little county in the middle of nowhere and the local cemetery will have a separate section with a few dozen white crosses under an American flag.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 11:27 AM (lPsvG)

5 Very touching photo montage, We took a trip to Arlington national cemetery as a kid, maybe I was 14 or so.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 11:30 AM (BbGew)

6
RIP

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 11:30 AM (oGNNA)

7 Crap! I just remembered I had my mother complete a request for my father's service records some time ago. I don't even remember how long ago it was. Presumably they never came, because I would expect her to have told me.

Maybe not. Mom is funny sometimes. A mind as sharp as ever, in spite of her body showing more and more deterioration after more than 80 years.

She has so much paperwork everywhere, it might have come, and she just never opened it. I guess I have to ask her.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 11:31 AM (cY3LT)

8 Back from my daily walk, humid yuck. Thanks for the Memorial Day thread, OB. Surprised that Patton's marker is so very simplistic.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 11:31 AM (WWS2B)

9 Thankfully most colleges and universities have finished their last semesters so we won't have SJW's demanding that the American flag be removed because "racism" or "it makes me feel unsafe"

We will have idiot city administrations refusing to fly the flag because it offends illegals, muzzies, or commies.

Then you have anal retentive HOA's who say you can't put any flag up on your own property that doesn't conform to their anal retentive code.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 11:33 AM (0Ntuf)

10 The Conservative Case for refusing to honor the flag this weekend!

Posted by: The Bulwark at May 25, 2019 11:34 AM (0Ntuf)

11 Colleville-sur-Mer, actually the entire Normandy peninsula, is worth a visit.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 11:36 AM (tTLAA)

12 After reading the Obsolete Man-Skills from the ONT thread, it would appear that we wouldn't need to get into a shooting war. Just knock out the electricity to their neighborhoods and they'll be in tears of frustration tapping on their phones which do nothing.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 11:38 AM (0Ntuf)

13 Forgot about the Paris protests this morning, they are going on and look more lively than usual

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 11:38 AM (BbGew)

14 My dad served as an advisor to ARVN in 1964-65, he was 24 and was overseas when I was born.

He didn't like to talk much about it but he had an affection for all things Vietnamese.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 11:38 AM (EZebt)

15 Getting dusty in here.

Posted by: adobe juan humbled kenobe at May 25, 2019 11:38 AM (8gYCR)

16 My great uncle in in Arlington National Cemetery. Not a last name I like to see on a tombstone.

We honored him one Memorial Day. He was a crew chief for the 13th Squadron in New Guinea, then maintained B-29 engines.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 11:39 AM (u82oZ)

17 It's Ft. Sumter....named for Gen. Thomas Sumter....who also has a city and county in SC named for him.

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2019 11:39 AM (ykq7q)

18 To all of the 58,000 who didn't make it home from Vietnam, and
especially to several particular brothers in arms. You are missed and
will never be forgotten.
Moshe Ben AvramHHC, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion"Task Force Garry Owen"1st Cavalry DivisionBien Hoa, Vietnam 1972

129 Aviation Company( Assault Helicopter )1st Aviation BrigadeDaNang, Vietnam 1972-1973

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at May 25, 2019 11:40 AM (uGbDu)

19 Patton's grave used to be towards the back of that cemetery, among his men as he requested, but eventually the staff got tired of asking questions about where Patton was buried so they moved his remains to the front


The Move happened sometime after the Summer of 1964, when I was there. Luxembourg City is nearby; a nice place to visit

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at May 25, 2019 11:41 AM (9HuGt)

20 I haven't lost any family members to armed conflict but did lose my collage roommate of two years, and best friend, in RVN. He comes to mind every April 8th and Memorial Day.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 11:42 AM (tTLAA)

21 Surprised that Patton's marker is so very simplistic.
Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 11:31 AM (WWS2B)
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That's what he wanted. He wanted to be buried with his men and didn't want anything special. His grave at Luxembourg is at the top, facing his men.

When I was there about three years ago, there were two caretakers wiping each cross down by hand. It is an immaculate place. There are several medal of honor recipients buried there as well. Very moving.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2019 11:43 AM (NtglE)

22 It's Ft. Sumter....named for Gen. Thomas Sumter....who also has a city and county in SC named for him.

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2019 11:39 AM (ykq7q)

....and a National Forest.

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2019 11:43 AM (ykq7q)

23 Not family, but this fellow was my favorite customer I ever had and likely ever will have. He was 5' 4", about which he always joked that he was 6' when he entered the military, but all the jumps compressed him significantly.

He had the happiest, friendliest demeanor, always quick with a quip and never met a stranger. He came in nearly every day after eating at a Chinese buffet in town for a beer (or two if he was gonna get wild!) and always brought me the fortune cookie for my daughter because he knew she liked them when we caught hm eating by himself and plopped down at the table with him.

He loved to shoot guns, so we would go to the range and fire his AR even when he was 90. He collected coins and would bring his collection in to the bar and we would look through them together and I would bring mine and we would exchange thoughts on coins.

He offered me a sidearm at a ridiculously cheap price once and I told him I was a little light on cash so another customer attempted to purchase it, but he said "No that price is for Bitter" and later told me it wasn't for sale to "that asshole".

When he passed, he left me some coins and coin magazines in his will. When his son brought them in, I didn't know what to say, I thought I was just his bartender. It actually made me tear up.

Anyway, I always think about him on Memorial Day, even though he didn't fall in action:

SFC. Milan Glumac, a resident of Clinton, TN for approximately 11 years, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 94.

He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.K., North Africa, Sicily and Italy, serving under Generals, Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and Clark. He became an Airborne Soldier and had various assignments with the 82nd Division, 101st in Fort Campbell, KY, 508th AIRCT in Japan 1955, and six years with Special Forces which include a one year tour in Vietnam 1967. Awards received were, ARCOM W/V, and 1 OLC, Bronze Star, Centurion Jump Wings, CIB, Glider Badge, Honorary Jump Wings (Vietnam), Expert Badge (Rifle). He retired with more than 27 years of service.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 11:43 AM (bDC2M)

24 I might go down to Arlington today. It is beautiful here in the DMV.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 25, 2019 11:43 AM (flINI)

25 11 Colleville-sur-Mer, actually the entire Normandy peninsula, is worth a visit.
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It definitely is. I went about 25 years ago, and still remember the feeling.

I grew up in Arlington, VA, so the cemetery, and Gen. Lee's white house up on the hill, was a well-known place to me and my friends. My oldest brother (USN) is now buried there.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 25, 2019 11:45 AM (k4dH2)

26 kbdabear

My solution to the HOA issue was to run it. In the ur-liberal "planned community"of Reston, VA. I freed the residents of a lot of shit. Like doing away with assigned 70's theme-park colors for every house. (Harvest orange doors, etc.)

Was reelected 5 times, because no one else could fight the Reston Association Design Review Board like I could wanted the thankless job.

An American flag was always welcome.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 11:45 AM (u82oZ)

27 Can' t wait for all the memes from the asshats who really don't care but want to make people feel guilty for BBQing and stuff. You can usually tell who doesn't really care by the  snarky comments about what the average person does.  ""Oh, you gonna BARBEQUE today?"  "Think of the soldiers while you get drunk in your back yard!"  and so on.  Seriously people?  Yes, I will stipulate that there are a great many people that don't get it.  Including most of the people with the snarky comments about beer and bbq, or whatever.  First, we DO picnic and gather with friends and family because WE CAN!  We live in the best, most free nation this earth has ever seen, in large part to our military.  So yes, grilling that hot dog DOES honor our vets. We're doing what they enabled us to do.  Second, if there are kids and such that really don't know or get the meaning, perhaps it is because of the left's usual disdain for the military in general. If you talk about Vietnam vets as baby killers and Iraq vets as war criminals, no wonder many younger people might not really know or care about Memorial Day.  My kids are out of high school now but they were taught very little about our history when it comes to wars.  That is on you, liberal asshats, especially since almost all teachers are liberal to some degree.  Most people you hear complain about having fun on a day like today usually don't care about the flag, soldiers, etc., except to try and use it to make others look bad.

Posted by: Juddgement at May 25, 2019 11:46 AM (L5U/8)

28 i'm glad there was a mention of a kurd in the post (above). it's the reason we remain in syria. the kurds fought isis, and helped make possible our defeat of the "caliphate". i hold it would be tragic to abandon them to the turks, assad and quds. there's some controversy over this (cf both carlson and trump), but that's my position.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 11:47 AM (Pg+x7)

29 I haven't lost any family members to armed conflict but did lose my collage roommate of two years, and best friend, in RVN. He comes to mind every April 8th and Memorial Day.
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 11:42 AM (tTLAA)
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I lost a cousin, John, in Viet Nam. Two weeks shy of his 19th birthday.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2019 11:48 AM (NtglE)

30
I just visited a striking war memorial in the surprisingly beautiful city of Columbus, IN. The interior pillars are inscribed with the names of Columbus' war dead (the exterior ones are left blank to accommodate future war dead).

https://tinyurl.com/yy4g5gxv

They also are inscribed with selected quotes culled from letters from these guys. I found this one particularly moving:

https://tinyurl.com/yyqoca8o

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 11:49 AM (Zan64)

31 My dad landed at Omaha. Didn't talk much about his time in theater, but he had two Bronze stars and two Purple Hearts, among a bunch of other medals. I used to play with them as earrings when I was little. I have no idea what happened to them, as I was overseas when he passed away, and my family divvied up his stuff without me.

I do remember watching WWII movies with him, and he was always saying, "That's not how that happened." I wish he had told me what he had seen, but he never spoke of it.

God bless all who went in harm's way, and didn't make it out. God bless those who did make it out, and don't want to talk about it. God bless the families who support them.

Posted by: moki at May 25, 2019 11:49 AM (mFoNl)

32 My mother was a young woman, an RN, during WWII. She always had a soft spot for the Navy, she said. I know I asked why she didn't become a Navy nurse, but I don't remember what her reasons were.

My father was already too old to be drafted (?) -- he was born in 1909, so he was 32 when we got into the war. I don't k now why he didn't serve. Perhaps he had a health issue, or was involved in a crucial industry here.

As for yours truly, I luckily got passed over during that little party in SE Asia in the Sixties and Seventies, and a good thing, as I probably would have done something truly stupid and got myself and/or other people killed.

Still I appreciate what all these brave fellows gave up for us.

I'm having a clear bra put on my car (Kate Upton jokes, go right ahead) and may make a road run to one of the Cracker Barrel stores around here on Monday.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 25, 2019 11:50 AM (laXVK)

33 Way too early for the Book Thread, but what is THE best book about D-Day? I want to read one this summer.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 11:50 AM (NFEMn)

34 Not that we here need reminding, but we all likely know someone who does:

Please do not say "Happy Memorial Day." It's a time to reflect, honor, and give thanks to the men and women who died in service to the USA. Any "happiness" should be in that context.

Sorry to be a downer - just had a clerk at a store wish me a happy Memorial Day and it bugged me.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 11:51 AM (IfYaq)

35 https://tinyurl.com/Nuh-nuh-nancy

Posted by: Marooned at May 25, 2019 11:52 AM (8hRlF)

36 Heading over to San Diego - the beautiful Point Loma military cemetary, with my teen daughter. I've tried instilling in her the need to visit each Memorial Day. As a Navy vet it always brings a tear or two hearing the bugels play.

Posted by: Hayden Sterling at May 25, 2019 11:54 AM (sNzC+)

37 23- That is beautiful BitterClinger. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by: moki at May 25, 2019 11:54 AM (mFoNl)

38 A new documentary focusing on the Normandy stories from those who were liberated - "The Girl Who Wore Freedom" - https://www.normandystories.com/

Posted by: BillClen at May 25, 2019 11:54 AM (xT+Lj)

39 Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at May 25, 2019 11:40 AM

Amen.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 11:54 AM (EgshT)

40 Way too early for the Book Thread, but what is THE best book about D-Day? I want to read one this summer.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 11:50 AM (NFEMn)


I'm partial to "Decision in Normandy" by Carlo D'Este. Not just D-Day, but obviously that's where it starts.

D'Este is American, and corrects a lot of the b.s. bias that the Brit writers have.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 11:54 AM (cY3LT)

41 Read Sgt. Day G. Turner's MOH citation....balls...big-uns.

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2019 11:55 AM (ykq7q)

42 My brother in law was raised on a farm in Michigan and he recently was saying that during WW 2 many German prisoners of war were sent to Michigann to work on farms. After the war a lot of them sent for their relatives and stayed here. As all I had ever heard about was how crummy our people were treated as prisoners of war I was pretty impressed by this.

Posted by: Chillin the most at May 25, 2019 11:56 AM (lonOK)

43 Inscription at the Normandy visitors center on the interior wall exit that leads to the cemetery:

https://tinyurl.com/yyqq4mxq

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 11:56 AM (tTLAA)

44 My FiL was a D-Day veteran so have besides a general interest in the battle have been trying to find out everything I can on his battalion. The last book I read helped a bit as it locates his unit.
The entire Omaha beach landing was a cock up from the get go, hardly no one landed where they were they were supposed to be and every step in the invasion line up was rushed faster than the time should have been.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 11:56 AM (BbGew)

45 Thanks for the pics and words.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2019 11:56 AM (ty7RM)

46 SSGT Day G. Turner has his own wiki page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_G._Turner

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 11:56 AM (oVJmc)

47 Hayden Sterling

Please salute the grave of Capt Carroll LeFon; AKA Neptunus Lex for me, please.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (u82oZ)

48
D'Este is American, and corrects a lot of the b.s. bias that the Brit writers have.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 11:54 AM (cY3LT)

The only thing my dad WOULD talk about vis a vis WWII was how much he hated the British, because they screwed over the US military. When I went to Hong Kong to teach, his parting words to me at the gate were "Don't you dare come home married to a Limey."

Posted by: moki at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (mFoNl)

49 Been to Arlington National Cemetery once, many years ago. We are able to live our lives in peace, and visit Arlington, because of the sacrifices made by those brave souls.

Regarding the top item in the sidebar on how to stop being a man, at least the commenters on that site are also mocking it. Clearly it's just more enemy action, trying to soften up the younger men and make them easier targets.

We are right now living in the richest country in the wealthiest time of history ever. At some point in the future, all those self-reliant skills will be the difference between life and death. No civilization has ever lasted forever, and the current threats to civilization are still plotting our demise.

Posted by: Boots at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (e9omi)

50 My guess is MN Rep. Ihan Zero will point out over the weekend that all the Memorials in DC are now RAYCSSST because of Trump, then AOC will probably chim in - especially the Lincoln Memorial since it has been since altered from its original appearance from the movie Planet Of The Apes # whatever.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (WWS2B)

51 I just saw this on my Twatter feed:
The Supremes blocked Michigan and Ohio from gerrymandering their voting districts prior to 2020 elections.
9-0 decision.
Seems big.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2019 11:58 AM (ty7RM)

52 My deepest and humble gratitude to, not only those who gave all, but also their loved ones.

Also, while it looks like Mr. Avram and I served at the same time, I never "see the elephant."

To those of you who did, again, my sincerest thanks.

That means you Nam Grunt, should you be lurking.

Posted by: teej at May 25, 2019 11:58 AM (A3w0Q)

53 Little Winger did two tours in Iraq, and I have the gray hairs to prove it. He emailed me regularly, and when I asked him what he was doing that day, he would say stuff like, "Just hanging out at the cafeteria. Slow week."

Then I'd find out from his cousins that he was flying over Mujahadeen (sp?) territory at night, in a helicopter. I could've whupped his butt.

Everybody from his unit made it home. Four committed suicide afterwards.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2019 11:58 AM (lwiT4)

54 My dad's older brother fought in the Battle of the Bulge. My mom's older brother fought at Guadalcanal. Both gone. Both men.

Posted by: huerfano at May 25, 2019 11:59 AM (6e1eX)

55 53 {{{grammie winger}}}}

I am so glad he made it home. I am so so sorry for those four young people.

Posted by: moki at May 25, 2019 12:00 PM (mFoNl)

56 Four committed suicide afterwards.

Oh, man. Heartbreaking.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:02 PM (EgshT)

57 Posted by: NaCly Dog

* * * *

Will do.

Posted by: Hayden Sterling at May 25, 2019 12:02 PM (sNzC+)

58 51 I just saw this on my Twatter feed:
The Supremes blocked Michigan and Ohio from gerrymandering their voting districts prior to 2020 elections.
9-0 decision.
Seems big.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2019 11:58 AM (ty7RM)

Wow. Unanimous decisions usually mean one team or another screwed the pooch.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 12:02 PM (Ct55T)

59 Regarding the top item in the sidebar on how to stop being a man, at least the commenters on that site are also mocking it. Clearly it's just more enemy action, trying to soften up the younger men and make them easier targets.

Posted by: Boots at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (e9omi)

One of my favorite comments was the guy who told the soyboi that home repairs was not only a vastly cost saving skill, but that the home decor skill was "self-indulgence".

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:03 PM (0Ntuf)

60 I just saw this on my Twatter feed:
The Supremes blocked Michigan and Ohio from gerrymandering their voting districts prior to 2020 elections.
9-0 decision.
Seems big.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2019 11:58 AM (ty7RM)

Is this good news?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 12:03 PM (NFEMn)

61 My father left Harvard in his freshman year in 1942 to enlist in the Army Air Corp, but a vision impairment washed him out. He then signed up for the US Merchant Marines and became the youngest officer in the service.

His Liberty and Victory ships were involved in every theater of the war, and his convoys were attacked en route to Russia and Africa.

Harvard awarded him an undergraduate degree anyway, then accepted him into the Business School. My father always loved Harvard for this. Harvard used to be a good and decent place.

He passed away in 2009.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 25, 2019 12:03 PM (H8QX8)

62 51 I just saw this on my Twatter feed:
The Supremes blocked Michigan and Ohio from gerrymandering their voting districts prior to 2020 elections.
9-0 decision.
Seems big.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2019
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Seems big to me also. Also 9-0, wow.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 12:03 PM (WWS2B)

63 59 Regarding the top item in the sidebar on how to stop being a man, at least the commenters on that site are also mocking it. Clearly it's just more enemy action, trying to soften up the younger men and make them easier targets.

Posted by: Boots at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (e9omi)

One of my favorite comments was the guy who told the soyboi that home repairs was not only a vastly cost saving skill, but that the home decor skill was "self-indulgence".
Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:03 PM (0Ntuf)

hehe. They don't realize that they're only "softening up" their own side. Thanks for all the help, fellas.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 12:04 PM (Ct55T)

64 D'Este is American, and corrects a lot of the b.s. bias that the Brit writers have.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 11:54 AM (cY3LT)

The only thing my dad WOULD talk about vis a vis WWII was how much he hated the British, because they screwed over the US military. When I went to Hong Kong to teach, his parting words to me at the gate were "Don't you dare come home married to a Limey."
Posted by: moki at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (mFoNl)


I'm sure the average British soldier was a standup fellow, probably most line officers as well, but the leadership was in many ways, gutless, living in fear of the Germans, perhaps rightly so in many respects.

I don't know, I don't have a wide enough knowledge of British performance in WWII, but the stuff I've read, much of which was written by and for the Brits and their fragile egos, seems to have a need to put down the American "contribution" to the war effort, and the need to pretend Monty was some sort of god who could do nothing wrong.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 12:04 PM (cY3LT)

65 62 51
Supremes blocked Michigan and Ohio from gerrymandering their voting districts prior to 2020 elections.
9-0 decision.
Seems big.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2019
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Seems big to me also. Also 9-0, wow.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 12:03 PM (WWS2B)
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So is this a good thing for electoral integrity? Or had these districts already been gerrymandered and somebody was trying to ungerrymander them?

Posted by: Boots at May 25, 2019 12:06 PM (e9omi)

66 The Supreme Court decision is just an injunction on the redistricting until they hear the cases next month. Doesn't mean much.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 12:09 PM (Zan64)

67 God Bless the souls of the vets who died in our ongoing neverending wars in the Middle East and other shitholes.

God damn the neo-con chickenhawks who gleefully sent them into those wars and mock the young people from the working classes that supplied those young people.

Does Cap'n Cuck really think those illegals he thinks should replace those "lazy Americans" will volunteer to fight in his wars?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:09 PM (0Ntuf)

68 "I'm not very good at taking pictures...."

I beg to differ. Your pics are excellent!

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 12:10 PM (cF8AT)

69 Four committed suicide afterwards.
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Oh, man. Heartbreaking.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:02 PM (EgshT)


I'm still not sure, and probably will never be, if suicide is always a mistake. I know it is always a tragedy, especially for survivors who care about the person who does it, but for that person often the tragedy is the life they lived up to the point of making their choice.

In that very real sense, for them, suicide is not the worst thing that could happen. Continuing to live is. Who am I to say they're wrong.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 12:11 PM (cY3LT)

70 You know that painting of a guy, in business dress, touching a name on the Vietnam Wall? You should try it if you have anybody close who served or you served with. You get a real, funny, bittersweet feeling.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2019 12:11 PM (iWluy)

71
SSGT Day G. Turner has his own wiki page.

It reads like the defense of the bridge scene in Saving Private Ryan.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 12:12 PM (TAmPV)

72 Wow. Unanimous decisions usually mean one team or another screwed the pooch.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 12:

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Not in this case. It's just a procedural thing to prevent states in question from proceeding prior to the cases being decided. 9-0 is normal here.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 12:12 PM (Zan64)

73 As I mentioned last night and in years previous, I invite the Horde to join me Monday at 6PM Pacific time for a toast to those who gave all.
This is a global event I started years ago that includes members of all Services and a few allies.
Raise a beverage if your choice.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 12:13 PM (p8GFp)

74 Holy crap. I just saw that the "obsolete manly skills" is an actual article written by an actual person and apparently not in jest.

"Instead of learning to hunt, learn to cook. Because there is already ample meat available in clean styrofoam wrappers at the grocery store."

"Increasingly, electric cars, public transit, and cycling are becoming more attractive options for environmental reasons, and ride-sharing or car-sharing services mean the link between being in a car and being responsible for its functioning is as tenuous as it's ever been."

Go ahead and tell me which one of those is real.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:13 PM (EOEiY)

75 >>"I'm not very good at taking pictures...."


Penis Portraiture is not as easy as it looks.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at May 25, 2019 12:13 PM (38BXL)

76 The Supremes blocked Michigan and Ohio from gerrymandering their voting districts prior to 2020 elections.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 25, 2019 11:58 AM (ty7RM)

Not really....

https://www.scotusblog.com

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2019 12:14 PM (wYseH)

77 Diogenes, count me in.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 12:15 PM (IfYaq)

78 If DJT does attend a Sumo wrestling tournament, as suggested in the sidebar, the MSM will unanimously start shrieking about how he violated some precious Japanese cultural norm.
They will be wrong.
Their stupidity will be mocked by actual Japanese people.
They will not acknowledge their stupidity.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 12:15 PM (JgA4k)

79 Gerrymandering is only allowed if it helps Democrats.

This stuff is in the Constitution, people!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 25, 2019 12:15 PM (38BXL)

80 One of my favorite comments was the guy who told the soyboi that home repairs was not only a vastly cost saving skill, but that the home decor skill was "self-indulgence".

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:03 PM (0Ntuf)

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I'm taking a break from laying tile to read this. Probably a $4K job that I'll have $600 or so in.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:15 PM (EOEiY)

81
"Instead of learning to hunt, learn to cook. Because there is already ample meat available in clean styrofoam wrappers at the grocery store."

And when that happens men will have no awareness of where meat comes from.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 12:17 PM (JgA4k)

82 My Dad only spoke once about his service with 1MARDIV as a FMF Corpsman in Korea. It was at the very end of the action at the Vegas-Reno-Carson outposts and was very ugly. The Chinese wanted to take those hills to smooth out a bump in the Main Line of Resistance. The 5th Marines had folded elements of the 7th Marines into their ranks on Vegas and Reno as the 5th had been chewed over pretty badly. Units were formed and reformed a number of times on the fly with whomever was available and lots of folks were bureaucratically 'lost'. Organizationally, regiment, battalion, and company designations were all screwed up and damn near meaningless.

Dad was wounded twice and then medivaced to Naval Hospital Yokuska.

A day or two after his arrival, a Navy Lt. nurse was interviewing him and asked if he would tour a ward that was full of wounded Marines but arrived as "unknowns". Many of the wounded had lost their dogtags and IDs and were in no shape to ID themselves.

He did and spied a SGT that he knew. He had suffered a grievous head wound and was in a coma. The poor man's face was grotesquely swollen and unrecognizable but Dad saw his very distinctive tattoo. The Navy had the SGT as MIA but Dad ID'd him to the nurse. Dad never saw him again.

Long after the war, maybe in the early 90's Dad, with my help, looked into what became of the wounded SGT. Official records indicated SGT Albert Metis, USMC died of wounds shortly after Dad saw him in the ward. Dad loved that guy - "One of the toughest Marines I ever knew."

God speed SGT Metis.



Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (Y4EXg)

83 Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:09 PM (0Ntuf)

Spot on. And worse, I sincerely believe now, after observation over the years, that one side (primarily the Democrat Socialists) really does not want us to ever have another military success. They don't mind committing our troops to a crap job, then enforce suicidal RoE, underfund the VA, and fail to support the troops in general.

WWII: Unconditional Surrender after a Declaration of War

Everything since: weasel words, police actions, authorized use of force, blah, blah...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (AZxMX)

84 79 Gerrymandering is only allowed if it helps Democrats.

This stuff is in the Constitution, people!
Posted by: Joe Biden
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Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (WWS2B)

85 Greetings:

Back in the summer of the last '68, I was doing my military service down in Texas, which, besides the Bronx, is the place I'd most like to be from. For several months, I was assigned to the base's funeral detail. We would provide pallbearers and a rifle squad for those requesting military funerals in the local area.

Military-wise, it wasn't bad duty. On the days when we weren't scheduled for a funeral, we would spend several hours practicing our "drill & ceremonies" and a couple more squaring away our uniforms and equipment. On funeral days, we would head out as early as necessary on a 44-passenger bus, often in civilian clothes or else fatigues with our first-class uniforms and equipment in tow. Often we would change into our duty uniforms at the funeral home, once in the casket display room, or on the bus itself.

It being Texas and the Viet Nam war being in full swing, we often had several funerals a week to perform. There was a certain spectrum from the World War graduates through the Viet Nam casualties. The former might involve a local veterans' group and an afterward BBQ or such. The latter were somewhat more emotionally raw as most of us were facing our own deployments in the near future.

Two funerals of the latter sort have stayed with me through the years. The first was of a young Private First Class who had been MIA for several months before his remains were recovered. I was on the pallbearer squad that day and when we went to lift the casket, it almost flew up in the air. There was so little of the young soldier left that we totally overestimated the weight we were lifting and almost looked decidedly unprofessional.

The other was that of a Negro Specialist 4th Class. I was in the rifle squad that day. In the rendering of military honors, there is a momentary pause between the end of the (21-gun) rifle salute and the beginning of the playing of "Taps". It is a moment of profound silence in most cases. During that moment, the young soldier's mother gave out a yowl from the depths of her grief that so startled me that I almost dropped the rifle out of my hands. That yowl echoes within me still.

I'll readily admit that, as a result of my experiences, I became much imbued with a sense of duty and respect to and for our fallen. Hopefully, today, when our media do their reporting they will show some of the same and let "Taps" be played out in its entirety. It would be nice for a change.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (evgyj)

86 >>I'm taking a break from laying tile to read this. Probably a $4K job that I'll have $600 or so in.


I like laying tile. Layout is my favorite part...

But - You can't pay me enough to grout the shit.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (38BXL)

87 By the way, Monday is my 50th anniversary of missing the prom, only to meet the reception committee at Parris Island, SC. Never knew I was a (a) stinking maggot, (b) pig fucker, (c) idiot asshole and a slew of other compliments hurled at me by the three tenors.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (iWluy)

88 And when that happens men will have no awareness of where meat comes from.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 12:17 PM (JgA4k)

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I'm familiar with this excellent phenomenon, which is commonly called "surprise anal."

Posted by: Shep! at May 25, 2019 12:19 PM (Zan64)

89 And when that happens men will have no awareness of where meat comes from.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 12:17 PM (JgA4k)

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A lot of people have already lost that connection. My daughter doesn't hunt but I made her help with some of the less gross parts of butchering a deer a few years ago so that she can appreciate that something has to die every single time we live one more day.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:19 PM (EOEiY)

90 Wanted to pop in for a tad with a PSA.

If you have a service connected disability of 10% or more, you can get a lifetime National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass. For free.

Apply at the usual locations, and bring robust photo iID and a letter from the VA.

Now back to chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 12:20 PM (u82oZ)

91 Dad visited Korea 1950-51. Never really spoke much about it. Hit a land mine in a jeep and didn't get a scratch. He's been gone 2 years now, made it to 85. Still full of piss and vinegar.
I visited England several years ago. Walked through American cemetary , read so many markers. The most poignant were those that said 3 or 4 or 5 or men known only to God. It's an incredibly powerful feeling standing there surrounded by so many markers of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice....

Posted by: Edward Lunny at May 25, 2019 12:20 PM (80+RF)

92 Thank you, KT, for a sobering, and inspiring, Memorial post.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 12:20 PM (rPjB9)

93 I do remember watching WWII movies with him, and he was always saying, "That's not how that happened." I wish he had told me what he had seen, but he never spoke of it.

My father used to do that all the time. He'd yell, "SPREAD OUT, GODDAMNIT!" whenever the actors would bunch up in a scene.

He was in the Fourth Marine Division, in the operations on Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur, and Iwo Jima, where he landed on 19 February on Beach Yellow 2, and where he later received a battlefield commission when his company suffered 85% casualties. He stayed in the Marine Corps, which sent him to college and OCS, and he retired as a full colonel after putting in 30 years.

He's been gone some years now, but I think of him every day.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 12:21 PM (+VZS9)

94 I like laying tile. Layout is my favorite part...

But - You can't pay me enough to grout the shit.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (38BXL)

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The trick is to not really know what you're doing. I find it makes most jobs less stressful.

Seriously, though, I kind of like don't mind it nearly as much as laying shingles or sod, but I wouldn't want to do it for a living. Except I can appreciate that a man could make a fine living at it, and $4K for a couple of days work would be nice once you got your name out as the best in town.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:21 PM (EOEiY)

95 My Wife has her Mom and Dad both interned (is that the right word) at Arlington in the special place that have set up for ashes. Her Mom was a WW II nurse so she got in on her own merits. It was the most beautiful Funeral that I have ever seen, because of rank she got a band and the Caisson with those gorgeous Horses. She always loved Arlington and wanted to be buried there. I found out that she could have her ashes intuned there. Her Bother and Sister-In-Law are buried there.

Funny Story on the way to the Funeral my Idiots of Brothers in Laws decided to film his trip (the two drove in a separate car) over the Bridge which included the Pentagon and a Black SUV came out of nowhere and pulled them over. So they get pulled over and my Wife is like pull behind the Black SUV they can't miss the Funeral. I am like Hell NO it will make things worse and we might miss. Thank God they gave me their Mom's Ashes the night before, The Pentagon Police made them erase the footage and they were nearly late to the Funeral, the Kicker is that my he had his 45 in the trunk and he could have been thrown in jail or who knows what.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 25, 2019 12:22 PM (dKiJG)

96

Was graciously invited to march in 2 parades this weekend. This is the 3rd year.

I get to wear the Class A's with all the authorized stuff--have to admit it is a proud feeling.

This weekend is always a mixture of sorrow, pride and overwhelming gratitude.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 12:22 PM (KATBx)

97 If you have a service connected disability of 10% or more, you can get a lifetime National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass. For free.

Apply at the usual locations, and bring robust photo iID and a letter from the VA.

Now back to chores.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 12:20 PM (u82oZ)

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IIRC those let you camp at federal campgrounds for free or cheap (duh, feds) but also Corps of Engineer locations, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:23 PM (EOEiY)

98 44 My FiL was a D-Day veteran so have besides a general interest in the battle have been trying to find out everything I can on his battalion. The last book I read helped a bit as it locates his unit.
The entire Omaha beach landing was a cock up from the get go, hardly no one landed where they were they were supposed to be and every step in the invasion line up was rushed faster than the time should have been.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 11:56 AM (BbGew)


Even the best battle plan goes down the tubes once the first shot is fired. That is true of every era, every war.

You have no idea the confusion and mayhem that is sown when other people are trying their damndest to kill you.

That's why training and leadership is so important.

Posted by: Sooner at May 25, 2019 12:23 PM (Fs5vw)

99 Never knew I was a (a) stinking maggot, (b) pig fucker, (c) idiot
asshole and a slew of other compliments hurled at me by the three
tenors.


heh

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:23 PM (EgshT)

100 I cannot think of anything that has not been said millions of times, May they all be in paradise now, and their fight not have been in vain.

Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 12:23 PM (r/xAU)

101 Please, no more sacrifices for the middle East. They don't deserve our sons & fathers.

Posted by: Quilp at May 25, 2019 12:24 PM (4dX7C)

102 Creepy Uncle Joe is right, as long as the Democrats are the ones doing it. That's what the whole Pennsylvania case was about, Republicans suck at gerrymandering so we will get a Leftist to show you how it's done.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 12:25 PM (BbGew)

103 This weekend is always a mixture of sorrow, pride and overwhelming gratitude.

Well said. Thanks.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:25 PM (EgshT)

104 78 If DJT does attend a Sumo wrestling tournament, as suggested in the sidebar, the MSM will unanimously start shrieking about how he violated some precious Japanese cultural norm.
They will be wrong.
Their stupidity will be mocked by actual Japanese people.
They will not acknowledge their stupidity.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 12:15 PM (JgA4k)

Didn't they do that last time when he was feeding koi? He had a container of food and was sprinkling it in and at the end dumped the container into the water as his host had before him. All the Media showed was him dumping the container along with mocking commentary, "Oh, look at dumb Trump dumping the food. He's such an embarrassment!"

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 25, 2019 12:26 PM (jp0Bv)

105 I have been to that cemetery In Lux very pretty and from what I was told the Local Schools will come out and clean, Cut grass etc and learn what these boys did so that they are free.

A half a mile away is the German cemetery and it's different not as well kept up and it screams these men died for nothing.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 25, 2019 12:26 PM (dKiJG)

106 >>The trick is to not really know what you're doing. I find it makes most jobs less stressful.


Every man in my family was in the trades. I find the key is not letting others know that you do, in fact, know what you are doing!

Pro Tip : Final Polish of the grout should be done with a wad of insulation.
Wear a glove and use the fiberglass to lift the haze left behind from the frst few passes. Replace with a fresh piece as soon as it gets matted/dirty.
Then vac.
Then Mop.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2019 12:26 PM (38BXL)

107 and their fight not have been in vain.
Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 12:23 PM (r/xAU)


We must protect the liberties for which they died.

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at May 25, 2019 12:26 PM (4HMW8)

108 Posted by: 11B40 at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (evgyj)

.....

Powerful.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 12:26 PM (bDC2M)

109 Family lost a good man int the trenches of France back in Dubya Dubya ONE. May your memory be eternal, Raymond. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Posted by: Screw you you know who U are at May 25, 2019 12:27 PM (N5huT)

110
And celebrating once again that it's not President Hillary who will be appearing at ANY of our military observances. Can you imagine that phony with her chin all lifted at the 75th anniversary of D-Day? And the press talking about Her Dignity etc.

Not being negative! Just thankful.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 12:27 PM (oGNNA)

111 Spot on. And worse, I sincerely believe now, after observation over the years, that one side (primarily the Democrat Socialists) really does not want us to ever have another military success. They don't mind committing our troops to a crap job, then enforce suicidal RoE, underfund the VA, and fail to support the troops in general.


I think so, too. In fact, I'm even more cynical: I think that they don't just not mind our getting involved in adventures, but that they actively want us involved in "quagmires," the better to agitate here at home.

Recall how the Reds wanted us to go into Rwanda, but not Afghanistan or Iraq. For them, Rwanda would have been perfect. We had exactly zero strategic interest in Rwanda, and intervening would necessarily have involved killing some Africans, a propaganda bonanza for the Reds.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 12:27 PM (+VZS9)

112 No one told me it's lunch time!

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 12:28 PM (BbGew)

113 We must protect the liberties for which they died.
And if we fail in that mission, it's on us.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:28 PM (EgshT)

114 >>No one told me it's lunch time!


Ace doesn't eat lunch. Or, food really.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2019 12:28 PM (38BXL)

115 Skip, it's lunch time!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2019 12:28 PM (Y4EXg)

116 I appreciate this being posted here, but I need to take a break from reading this.

God Bless these fine men and women!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:29 PM (AZxMX)

117 This weekend is always a mixture of sorrow, pride and overwhelming gratitude.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 12:22 PM (KATBx)

Perfectly expressed.

Thank you irongrampa!

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 12:29 PM (cF8AT)

118 Pro Tip : Final Polish of the grout should be done with a wad of insulation.
Wear a glove and use the fiberglass to lift the haze left behind from the frst few passes. Replace with a fresh piece as soon as it gets matted/dirty.
Then vac.
Then Mop.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2019 12:26 PM (38BXL)

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Interesting. Thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:29 PM (EOEiY)

119 Thursday when we went to the movies my dad noticed the scouts at the cemetery putting flags on veterans graves.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 12:30 PM (BbGew)

120 I'm taking a break from laying tile to read this. Probably a $4K job that I'll have $600 or so in.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:15 PM (EOEiY)

So many of those Obsolete Man-Skills can save so much money that the millennial soybois always complain they never have enough of because "student loans".

If there's one skill not taught to the soybois and soygurlz that is vital, it's learning how to budget a household. Learning to prioritize what is necessary and what is indulgence. They seem to think paying for housing, utilities, transport, food, and clothing is unfair and that the necessities are caramel lattes, the newest i-phones, the hippest clothes, and the trendiest craft beers. Donkey-Chompers spews out those very complaints which is why someone so stupid has a seat in Congress and a cult following.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:31 PM (0Ntuf)

121 Didn't they do that last time when he was feeding koi? He had a container of food and was sprinkling it in and at the end dumped the container into the water as his host had before him. All the Media showed was him dumping the container along with mocking commentary, "Oh, look at dumb Trump dumping the food. He's such an embarrassment!"
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 25, 2019 12:26 PM (jp0Bv)

If you can the Japanese have a good history of Donald Trump, its on Youtube and they show that his Dad made him go and Collect rent from lower Income tenants. If you don't think he has some blue collar in him after doing that. It's funny because they show a Young Don getting trash thrown on him while trying to collect rent. The Asian's respect him more than the West.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 25, 2019 12:31 PM (dKiJG)

122
I do remember watching WWII movies with him, and he was always saying, "That's not how that happened." I wish he had told me what he had seen, but he never spoke of it.

My father used to do that all the time. He'd yell, "SPREAD OUT, GODDAMNIT!" whenever the actors would bunch up in a scene.



My father served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific during WWII and growing up the favorite WWII movie in the household was Away All Boats because it had a shot of his destoyer in one of the battle scenes DD643 USS Sigourney.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 12:32 PM (TAmPV)

123 Hey Tonypete. Lets go to the Sunrise on E Market in Warren for a good pizza and maybe a panzerotti!

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2019 12:32 PM (iWluy)

124 Hard to believe that the next mortal enemy we may face will most likely be the one within.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:32 PM (EgshT)

125 So many of those Obsolete Man-Skills can save so much money that the millennial soybois always complain they never have enough of because "student loans".

If there's one skill not taught to the soybois and soygurlz that is vital, it's learning how to budget a household. Learning to prioritize what is necessary and what is indulgence. They seem to think paying for housing, utilities, transport, food, and clothing is unfair and that the necessities are caramel lattes, the newest i-phones, the hippest clothes, and the trendiest craft beers. Donkey-Chompers spews out those very complaints which is why someone so stupid has a seat in Congress and a cult following.
Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:31 PM (0Ntuf)

I don't think you can repair any NEW car without computer skills.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 25, 2019 12:34 PM (dKiJG)

126 If there's one skill not taught to the soybois and soygurlz that is vital, it's learning how to budget a household. Learning to prioritize what is necessary and what is indulgence.

This.

We taught our sons to distinguish "need" from "want."

Another skill: how to do for yourself. Not everything, of course, but there are lots of things you can do for yourself.

Our younger son is home from college, and I'm going to be showing him how to rescreen a screen door later today. Not a big deal, but representative of the attitude.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 12:34 PM (+VZS9)

127 Our Veterans Go Hungry and Homeless, Yet Lawbreakers Are Given Shelter

https://tinyurl.com/y4p8raeh

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 12:36 PM (RU4sa)

128 My Memorial Day music video celebrating the lives of those who died from Port Chester NY and the parades of just 40-50 years ago. They are gone now.

https://youtu.be/DiXlakwHfhM

Posted by: Chris Cassone at May 25, 2019 12:37 PM (wAf3/)

129 Ask a soiboi this question. Why would anybody forget a skill? I bet hilarity will be an understatement.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2019 12:37 PM (iWluy)

130 11B40
Cannot read that without tears in my eyes.
Well served.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2019 12:37 PM (0tfLf)

131 Flag's up. First!

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (o2vOl)

132 So many good men (and many women) lost to save us from a few tyrants. The US fared better than most nations, but now we have a new crop of tyrant wannabes ... seeking thought control via social media and lawfare. We have our battles to fight domestically now ... don't need civil war, just need to stop some oligarchs in the system.


I had several uncles that served in WW2 but all came home safely. All too easy to forget those that never returned to raise families.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (Cus5s)

133 Sorry to be a downer - just had a clerk at a store wish me a happy Memorial Day and it bugged me.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 11:51 AM (IfYaq)

I understand the issues, but what *should* we say?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (uquGJ)

134 For several months, I was assigned to the base's funeral detail. We would provide pallbearers and a rifle squad for those requesting military funerals in the local area.
Posted by: 11B40 at May 25, 2019 12:18 PM (evgyj)


Funeral detail in Groton CT, waiting for the next class to start, was an amazing experience. I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (t+qrx)

135 97 degrees outside. I had to come in. Maybe I should ditch the yardwork skills.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (UdKB7)

136 Haven't read all the comments yet, so might have been mentioned already... 2 MoH recipients and one woman nurse in Luxembourg Cemetery. The pics I took of the other markers have my little one in them, tracing the names with finger.

The inside of the chapel ceiling is beautiful. Look online as my pics were not good.

Workers were using manicure scissors to trim lawn, paintbrushes to clean off the walls with names.

Posted by: Euro at May 25, 2019 12:39 PM (n2WE8)

137 I understand the issues, but what *should* we say?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (uquGJ)

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Have an enjoyable weekend?

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 12:39 PM (RU4sa)

138 We buried my dad on Thursday. He was in Vietnam in a Military Intelligence unit callled the Joint Technical Advisory Detachment, of which there is little information, then the 101st Airborne Division's MI Company. He went on to serve in law enforcement for 45 years.

The Department where he worked for 26 of those years gave him an Honor Guard tribute outside the church, including a bag piper, taps, and a volley from the honor guard rifle squad. A folded flag of the city was presentes to my mother.

He was buried at a National Cemetary where he receives similar honors from the Army and VFW. It was all very moving, and a very important part of the funeral process to my family..

Posted by: Elliot at May 25, 2019 12:40 PM (1PAtI)

139 124 Hard to believe that the next mortal enemy we may face will most likely be the one within.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:32 PM (EgshT)


And it's going to be a lonely stand. There won't be vast armies as there was before. Most of the battles will in parking garages, food markets, or in the living room in your own home. It's going to be the ultimate test for individual freedom.

Posted by: Sooner at May 25, 2019 12:40 PM (Fs5vw)

140 Our Veterans Go Hungry and Homeless, Yet Lawbreakers Are Given Shelter

https://tinyurl.com/y4p8raeh

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 12:36 PM (RU4sa)


{{{SMH}}}

If that article doesn't calibrate our "betters" for you, you are a lost cause!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:41 PM (AZxMX)

141 133 Sorry to be a downer - just had a clerk at a store wish me a happy Memorial Day and it bugged me.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 11:51 AM (IfYaq)

I understand the issues, but what *should* we say?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (uquGJ)

Their sacrifice was made so that we can be happy.

So you damn well better be happy!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 12:41 PM (Ct55T)

142 Euro

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 12:41 PM (u82oZ)

143 If there's one skill not taught to the soybois and soygurlz that is vital, it's learning how to budget a household. Learning to prioritize what is necessary and what is indulgence.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I think a lot of people KNOW how to do this, but don't have enough impulse control to make it happen.
At least that was the case with me when I was younger.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 12:41 PM (NFEMn)

144 I don't think you can repair any NEW car without computer skills.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 25, 2019 12:34 PM (dKiJG)

Sure you can. In fact, actual "computer skills" like programming or hardware repair, are all but useless. Plugging in a scanner, and reading the trouble codes off a screen is not a "computer skill".

But you don't even need that to do an oil change, or replace a timing belt, or stick in a new set of brake pads.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 12:42 PM (7njPr)

145 @ 111

In keeping with that statement, I would like to say that I wish the Dems would take their "support" for our troops and shove it until they choke on it.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 12:42 PM (KATBx)

146 But you don't even need that to do an oil change, or replace a timing belt, or stick in a new set of brake pads.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 12:42 PM (7njPr)

Some people need to know computer skills enough to play a youtube video....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 12:44 PM (Ct55T)

147 One of the funniest comments on the "Obsolete Man Skills" article:

"8. Getting angry and getting a divorce when your wife cheats on you. Instead, get to know your wife's new boyfriend."

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:46 PM (EOEiY)

148 ' I don't think you can repair any NEW car without computer skills. '

I will do most anything on any of my vehicles, from 1957 to 2017. I won't have a car I can't work on, and I won't let anyone else work on my cars, except for maybe installing new tires.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 12:46 PM (UdKB7)

149 138 - My condolences to you & your family.

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2019 12:46 PM (Izzlo)

150 I got renewed faith in the French a couple of years ago while visiting Normandy Cemetary during one of their (The French) school holidays. Those 13-18 year old French kids showed more respect at the flag lowering ceremony than anywhere el've ever seen.

Posted by: Dempsy at May 25, 2019 12:47 PM (JBIFM)

151 Posted by: Elliot at May 25, 2019 12:40 PM

Quite similar to my own father's service. It was indeed moving and helped to provide a tiny bit of closure. Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:47 PM (EgshT)

152 Asians still respect a good work ethic... Trump has that.

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at May 25, 2019 12:47 PM (UUBmN)

153 I'm trying to think of any new car that has had a computer problem where someone tried to track down the individual component inside the part or figure out what was wrong with the code.

What DOES happen is people slap a code reader in, it points them in a general direction, and you go look up the number in a search engine before replacing the part with a new one.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:47 PM (EOEiY)

154 Becoming more helpless and dependent on others isn't a survival tactic, dipshits.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 12:48 PM (oVJmc)

155 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 12:42 PM (7njPr)

Not that I now, or would ever, own a BMW, but I saw a post that had an extract from the BMW maintenance manual that described how to reset the on-board computer for new brake pads. It did not seem to be anything BUT a dealer job!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:48 PM (AZxMX)

156 I don't think you can repair any NEW car without computer skills.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 25, 2019 12:34 PM (dKiJG)

Oil change, serpentine belt replacement, battery replacement, bulb replacement, and refilling coolant do not require computer skills. Soyboi mentioned "replacing an alternator" (surprised he knew what an alternator is) which doesn't require computer skills but which very little room under the hood in today's cars it isn't as easy as the old days.

I'd say the only really obsolete skill with a car is rebuilding or replacing a carburetor unless you're into restoring classic cars.

Even in the old days if you had to work with a car's wiring, that was something a smart backyard mechanic would leave to the pros unless you liked the horn blowing every time you stepped on the brakes.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 12:49 PM (0Ntuf)

157 153 I'm trying to think of any new car that has had a computer problem where someone tried to track down the individual component inside the part or figure out what was wrong with the code.

What DOES happen is people slap a code reader in, it points them in a general direction, and you go look up the number in a search engine before replacing the part with a new one.
Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:47 PM


They don't have these problems in Cuba.

Posted by: Sooner at May 25, 2019 12:49 PM (Fs5vw)

158
Becoming more helpless and dependent on others isn't a survival tactic, dipshits.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 12:48 PM (oVJmc)


It's like the car insurance commercial where two teenage boys are calling mom because they have a flat tire and don't know what to do.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 12:50 PM (TAmPV)

159 WOW !

Great post !


Thanks to all who commented.

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2019 12:50 PM (iwgjb)

160 Thanks for the touching pictures, Euro.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 25, 2019 12:50 PM (tVQUs)

161 If you have the opportunity to go to Luxembourg or Bastogne, go. Who knows how long they will remain. But I know my kids will never forget

Posted by: Euro at May 25, 2019 12:51 PM (n2WE8)

162 I posted this earlier this week....it's a sweet video:

Kids track down their 85-yr-old dad's war buddy whom he hasn't seen or heard from in 60+ yrs. Their dad's reunion, embrace and reaction is precious.

https://tinyurl.com/yytaknuo

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 12:51 PM (cF8AT)

163

With modern cars, the fun starts when that code reader is plugged and it spits a code.

With few exceptions, all it does is id a system with a fault--NOT the specific part.

It's up to the tech to diagnose the entire system affected, other wise it's an expensive adventure with no real guarantee of success.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 12:52 PM (KATBx)

164 111 Recall how the Reds wanted us to go into Rwanda, but not Afghanistan or Iraq. For them, Rwanda would have been perfect. We had exactly zero strategic interest in Rwanda, and intervening would necessarily have involved killing some Africans, a propaganda bonanza for the Reds.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 12:27 PM (+VZS9)
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Yeah, Somalia and Black Hawk Down. Which brought thousands of worthless somalis like Ilhan I Hate America here to America. To destroy us here at home.

Posted by: Boots at May 25, 2019 12:52 PM (e9omi)

165 158 There you go. Calling home in the event of a flat tire (providing the spare was OK) would be an introduction to The Belt.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 25, 2019 12:53 PM (iWluy)

166 It's like the car insurance commercial where two teenage boys are calling mom because they have a flat tire and don't know what to do.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 12:50 PM (TAmPV)


I made sure all my kids, including Daughter H knew the basics of car maintenance, including changing a tire and changing the oil. Once daughter got a decent job, she found a good mechanic and never touched a wrench again.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:53 PM (AZxMX)

167 What DOES happen is people slap a code reader in, it points them in a general direction, and you go look up the number in a search engine before replacing the part with a new one.
Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 12:47 PM (EOEiY)


If something's wrong in x module, replace that module.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 12:54 PM (t+qrx)

168 And it's going to be a lonely stand. There won't be vast armies as
there was before. Most of the battles will in parking garages, food
markets, or in the living room in your own home. It's going to be the
ultimate test for individual freedom.


I sincerely hope it never comes to that. I will do my part, but I'm on the North side of 29. I fear more for the young people in my family and circle of friends. They are in no way prepared for what is surely to come.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:55 PM (EgshT)

169 Yeah, Somalia and Black Hawk Down. Which brought thousands of worthless somalis like Ilhan I Hate America here to America. To destroy us here at home.

Posted by: Boots at May 25, 2019 12:52 PM (e9omi)


My movie review of Black Hawk Down was that if you did not hate politicians with the heat of the sun after watching that, I didn't need to know you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:55 PM (AZxMX)

170

Arlington - Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Bernard Herrmann Ensemble

https://youtu.be/WxgL3bVhdwE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2019 12:55 PM (aKsyK)

171 I don't want to take away the fact that decent, honorable and brave men and women are among those buried in various military cemeteries around the globe, but I can't help but think that other than to those foreigners who benefited from their sacrifice, if they died in vain.

I fully salute the Colonists who fought Great Britain to form the Greatest Nation on Earth, even those who secured the West from Mexico and the aboriginals. We all benefit.

But since at least Wilson, the US Military hasn't really been this country's military, but rather a global police force to violently advance the interests of those who completely and totally hate America and wish her nothing but ill will; we are trillions of dollars in debt, oceans of spilled blood and hospitals and cemeteries filled with the casualties of the questionable policies of feckless and corrupt politicians and their grifters in the dark crevices of this world.

Scattered among those in today's "US" military are probably some of the best character of people, I don't deny that, but it is increasingly difficult with each passing day to see today's military as nothing more than an organized and well funded strike force that exists only for the sake of advancing the interests of those who want me plundered and dead.

For example, why is our border left wide open while we are sending military assets into the Persian Gulf?

Why, when Germany and Europe hate us and want to debase our economy, overthrow our elections and side with our enemies, do we continue to plunder US taxpayers to put our military at risk defending these ungrateful reprobates?

I look at our military, in toto, and see a profoundly expensive and dysfunctional bullying force that does absolutely nothing to preserve American lives or freedom.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 12:56 PM (lD3vL)

172 A good OBD code reader can tell you a lot more than just the codes. You are able to see the values coming off the sensors which can help you interpret what is going on, if you know what to expect. The better ones will also record data and make a snapshot of all the parameters when the code is generated. Like anything though, you have to know what the data you are looking at means to be able to do anything with it.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 12:58 PM (UdKB7)

173 I fear more for the young people in my family and circle of friends. They are in no way prepared for what is surely to come.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 25, 2019 12:55 PM (EgshT)


I despise the politicians who are still selling out my kids, and now my grand-kids as well, so they can stay in office, to pass preferential legislation for themselves, all the while collecting their CoC and graft checks.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:58 PM (AZxMX)

174 For example, why is our border left wide open while we are sending military assets into the Persian Gulf?

Why, when Germany and Europe hate us and want to debase our economy, overthrow our elections and side with our enemies, do we continue to plunder US taxpayers to put our military at risk defending these ungrateful reprobates?

I look at our military, in toto, and see a profoundly expensive and dysfunctional bullying force that does absolutely nothing to preserve American lives or freedom.


Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 12:56 PM (lD3vL)
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I agree and am likewise puzzled. The military should serve the homeland, not the interests of the global cabal who rely on pax Americana enforced by working class young men & women from America. Which class is always looked down upon by the very people in the global elite who benefit from the ultimate sacrifices made by these fine young people. Commenter up above said the same thing, but I concur. We wouldn't need to wait on a wall if we had barb wire and US armed forces on the border.

Posted by: Boots at May 25, 2019 01:01 PM (e9omi)

175 Years ago I gave up on buying a new-ish Porsche Boxster after learning that they didn't have a dipstick to check the oil.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:01 PM (EOEiY)

176

@ 171


That's pretty fucking snide and condescending.

Why don't you go park that and I'll scroll you and you can return the favor.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 01:02 PM (KATBx)

177 And it's going to be a lonely stand. There won't be vast armies as there was before.

Actually, there will be.

The "US" military is not for We The People, but are tools of violence to perpetuate the power of the Deep State.

The various governors and politicians will use the "US" military, in whatever means necessary to quell any uprising and sustain their grip on power.

We will look like Venezuela, with eighteen year olds gunning us down just so they can get their food pellet and keep the corrupt politicians in power.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 01:02 PM (lD3vL)

178 Not that I now, or would ever, own a BMW, but I saw a post that had an extract from the BMW maintenance manual that described how to reset the on-board computer for new brake pads. It did not seem to be anything BUT a dealer job!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 12:48 PM (AZxMX)

Heh. I have to go look up a Ewetoob video in order to reset the oil change reminder on my '08 Suburban. But it doesn't need a scan tool to do it. And I still write the oil change date and mileage on a piece of masking tape, and stick it on the door jamb.

You know, I would like to see some "right to repair" legislation that reads like this: "You sell an automobile (or any major durable good), you also must include with it the right to freely access, download and print out all current service manuals with updates, service notes, and parts catalogs etc." That right of access is attached to the product itself, and passes to any subsequent lawful owner. And after X number of years, the source code for all embedded software and firmware in the product must also be released to the public. (Apply that to computer operating systems, too!)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:03 PM (7njPr)

179 My Memorial Day music video celebrating the lives of those who died from Port Chester NY and the parades of just 40-50 years ago. They are gone now.

https://youtu.be/DiXlakwHfhM
Posted by: Chris Cassone at May 25, 2019 12:37 PM (wAf3/)
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Chris, what a nice video. Thank you for sharing it with us. I want to say I have seen it here before - have I?

And - did you ever marry your girlfriend?

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:03 PM (aXucN)

180 Blue Bird of Joy,

Don't you dare underestimate us. There's more of us than the REMFs and ski bois

Posted by: Euro at May 25, 2019 01:04 PM (n2WE8)

181 Sidebar story about moar jew targeting. Germany ministry of truth says 20% rise in antisemitic attacks last year, blaming 90% of attacks on far-right and a shout out to massive increase of Muslim immigrants and bad vids

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 25, 2019 01:05 PM (OOH1c)

182 It's up to the tech to diagnose the entire system affected, other wise it's an expensive adventure with no real guarantee of success.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 12:52 PM (KATBx)

--

Other than dirty pictures, I think the internet has been most useful for mechanics and DIYers. It's nice to be able to search for a video of exactly the angle to tip the door handle of a 2007 Camry in order to replace the electric window mechanism without needing to remove the entire piece.

(this is just an example and I don't have that car or know if it's the case. I'm just pointing out how great it is to be able to learn certain things from others' experiences. See also garrett and the tile comment above)

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:05 PM (EOEiY)

183
For all of those who gave their lives for our country
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 01:05 PM (AhZVt)

184
Is Haley Joel Obama still seeing those that we honor on Memorial Day?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 01:06 PM (AhZVt)

185 Euro, thank you for the beautiful photos of the Luxembourg Cemetery. I'm glad you got a chance to go there.

And KT, thanks to your nieces for the DC photos.

And thanks to those who gave their all, that we might be free.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:06 PM (aXucN)

186 It would be interesting to know the amount of professional repair time and money DIY videos have saved with info from other DIYers in videos and forums since 2005 or so.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:07 PM (EOEiY)

187 Even in the old days if you had to work with a car's wiring, that was
something a smart backyard mechanic would leave to the pros unless you
liked the horn blowing every time you stepped on the brakes.


In my case, that might be a useful feature these days.

Posted by: Captain Ahab at May 25, 2019 01:07 PM (hu22E)

188 *sock fail*

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at May 25, 2019 01:07 PM (hu22E)

189 If something's wrong in x module, replace that module.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 12:54 PM (t+qrx)

Most often, it's a sensor related to the module in question that fails. The sensors are out there in the trenches, so to speak, exposed to road hazards and high temperatures, pressures, etc. Modules tend to be pretty robust, and well-protected. Classic example: the oxygen sensors, screwed right into the exhaust pipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:08 PM (7njPr)

190 /hand salute

to absent comrades

/end salute

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2019 01:08 PM (Dkm+q)

191 Nood garden

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at May 25, 2019 01:08 PM (4HMW8)

192 I understand the issues, but what *should* we say?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 12:38 PM (uquGJ)

I usually wish friends a thoughtful or contemplative Memorial Day.

So many sheepdogs in my family... It was only a few years ago that my mom was able to get my dad to find a high school buddies' name on the Vietnam Wall. He served in the Marines (enlisted before he could be drafted), and was an embassy guard in Switzerland for a couple of years, so Vietnam era service, but no time in Vietnam. He lost several friends.

And then uncles and great uncles in WW2, spread all over from Alaska, to the day after D-Day, Cavalry training, to Battle of the Bulge... They all came home. The picture of the stone of the Pennsylvanian KIA in the Battle of the Bulge sent me on a google to try to find the unit of my great uncle from PA who was also there; I found his picture on a page put together by his son - hoping to find out more.

Posted by: LadyLil at May 25, 2019 01:09 PM (MYU35)

193
Even in the old days if you had to work with a car's wiring, that was something a smart backyard mechanic would leave to the pros unless you liked the horn blowing every time you stepped on the brakes.
my case, that might be a useful feature these days.

Posted by: Captain Ahab at May 25, 2019 01:07 PM (hu22E)


Oh the joys of trying to find a short in the wiring under the dash.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 01:09 PM (TAmPV)

194 Years ago I gave up on buying a new-ish Porsche Boxster after learning that they didn't have a dipstick to check the oil.
Posted by: Moron Robbiemando
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I've related this before. I watched a Tesla with a flat tire being loaded up on an AAA truck.

"Why?", I asked. "Because it doesn't come with a spare", replied the mid-sixtyish woman owner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:09 PM (xSo9G)

195 I Live here Bluebell... been waiting until kids were old enough to appreciate the uniform and the sacrifices. Glad we saw when we did. Kidlet 2 got to have a good convo with one of the last WWII vets, who knew he probably couldn't make it back for the 75th in a few months

Posted by: Euro at May 25, 2019 01:10 PM (n2WE8)

196 Yesterday my wife and I visited the memorial cemetery at Nettuno where I paid respects to my grandfather's squad leader who died ten feet from pops on the beaches of anzio.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 25, 2019 01:10 PM (igMHG)

197 It's like the car insurance commercial where two teenage boys are calling mom because they have a flat tire and don't know what to do.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 12:50 PM (TAmPV)


Grrrrrr. Those two clowns should be gelded, so they cannot reproduce.

Not only can they not change a tire (!), but they have to call Mommy to extract them from their predicament. They can't call AAA themselves? I'd tell them to figure out what to do, or walk home.

Having said that, I've shown my sons how to change a tire. Could they do it on their own? I dunno. I hope so.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:11 PM (+VZS9)

198 Heh. I have to go look up a Ewetoob video in order to reset the oil change reminder on my '08 Suburban. But it doesn't need a scan tool to do it. And I still write the oil change date and mileage on a piece of masking tape, and stick it on the door jamb.

--

If I'm shopping for used cars and one of the potential picks has the fluid capacities written in paint pen under the hood I'll usually buy it right there on the spot. I like folders full of records and receipts, but that's a step ahead of what most people do.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:11 PM (EOEiY)

199 They aren't "scattered among" our armed forces.

To be sure, our politicians and many of their politicized officers in our Pentagon misuse our military for unAmerican reasons pretty much all the time.

The troops and field officers they send into battle are the ones who pay the highest price for their treasonous selfishness.

They are not bullies. They're patriots who put it all on the line for love of country, and don't deserve blame for the calumny of our worthless leadership.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 01:12 PM (ZerXS)

200 The "US" military is not for We The People, but are tools of violence to perpetuate the power of the Deep State.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 01:02 PM (lD3vL)
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bite me.

this comment is beyond offensive.

Posted by: redc1c4, recently retired US Army at May 25, 2019 01:12 PM (Dkm+q)

201 My guess is MN Rep. Ihan Zero will point out over
the weekend that all the Memorials in DC are now RAYCSSST because of
Trump, then AOC will probably chim in - especially the Lincoln Memorial
since it has been since altered from its original appearance from the movie Planet Of The Apes # whatever.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 11:57 AM (WWS2B)


Yup, you can bet those miserable bitches hate holidays that honor our country or those who serve it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 01:12 PM (AhZVt)

202 Don't you dare underestimate us. There's more of us than the REMFs and ski bois

I certainly hope so.

It just kills me to see so much wasted life defending those who hate us for doing it while we are racking up literally trillions of debt and losing our borders.

Again, I'm sure that there are foreigners who are alive today because of the "US" military. I don't know if they are grateful for it or are resentful because people are generally assholes.

I look at Iraq, Afghanistan and wherever else the "US" military maintains endless and pointless adventures, and what I hear is mostly ungratefulness and contempt.

And now we are begging for trouble in the Straits of Hormuz and there isn't a single person who can give a reason why it is a reason to kill American soldiers, potentially lose ships, certainly stir the shit and stoke hatred and anger at Americans.

Its like the politicians want to do things with the "US" military to put more American lives in jeopardy by keeping the borders open to allow the Iranians in, have my tax money used to ship them around the country then put an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to give them a rallying point to perform mischief.


Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 01:12 PM (lD3vL)

203 Having said that, I've shown my sons how to change a tire. Could they do it on their own? I dunno. I hope so.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:11 PM (+VZS9)
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Yes. I've done it, back in my early twenties, and I'm a chick. Of course, I can also parallel park.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:13 PM (aXucN)

204 "Why?", I asked. "Because it doesn't come with a spare", replied the mid-sixtyish woman owner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:09 PM (xSo9G)

--

I despise the new fix-a-flat approach to spare tires.

"But we "saved" 0.042 mpg on all of these new cars by reducing the weight!"

Sure, if you don't account for producing, manning, driving, etc. the tow trucks and the excess fuel burnt by each party on the associated trips no one would have needed to make.

Hooray.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:14 PM (EOEiY)

205 Oh the joys of trying to find a short in the wiring under the dash.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 01:09 PM (TAmPV)


"Lessee, there's a parasitic drain on the battery, and through measuring the parasitic current while extracting fuses I've tracked it down to someplace in the dashboard. Oh God ..."

An afternoon spent prone or upside down underneath a dashboard - not fun.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:14 PM (+VZS9)

206 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:03 PM (7njPr)


Sorry mate, you'll never own the software for anything every again if the tech boys have their way.

But I agree with you 100%!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 01:14 PM (AZxMX)

207 Yes. I've done it, back in my early twenties, and I'm a chick. Of course, I can also parallel park.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:13 PM (aXucN)


Are you really a chick, or do you just identify as one? I'm beginning to wonder ... /kidding

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:15 PM (+VZS9)

208 Yes. I've done it, back in my early twenties, and I'm a chick. Of course, I can also parallel park.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:13 PM (aXucN)


And you did all that without a tactical spork, good on ya!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 01:15 PM (AZxMX)

209 Shooting at BROWARD County mosque... red on red...
https://twitter.com/ABC13News/status/
1131957761477107714

Yesterday morning. Gee, I wonder why no coverage of this anywhere? TV news chyron here mentioned shooting in a NJ bar last night (I assume) but not this.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2019 01:16 PM (Dh1wo)

210 this comment is beyond offensive.

I understand that you have a romantic notion of what the "US" military is for.

I never have condemned categorically those upstanding American citizens who are part of the military. Rather, their honor is something worthy of praise.

Nonetheless, can you identify anything the "US" military has done (outside of developing/maintaining a nuclear deterrent against the Second World) that can objectively demonstrated to be consistent with securing the freedom and liberty of We The People?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 01:16 PM (lD3vL)

211
Not only can they not change a tire (!), but they have to call Mommy to extract them from their predicament. They can't call AAA themselves? I'd tell them to figure out what to do, or walk home.


Yeah,they're calling her on a smartphone where they could easily go to Youtube and watch a video on how to change a tire.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 01:17 PM (TAmPV)

212 Yes. I've done it, back in my early twenties, and I'm a chick. Of course, I can also parallel park.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:13 PM (aXucN)


My wife's car had a flat about a year ago, when I put the toy tire on so we could take the flat in for repair. She wanted to see how it was done, but again, as with the boys, I'm not sure she could do it on her own. She'd certainly be game to try, though.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:17 PM (+VZS9)

213 Euro at May 25, 2019 12:39 PM

What amazing additional details about that cemetery!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 01:17 PM (BVQ+1)

214 Oh the joys of trying to find a short in the wiring under the dash.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 01:09 PM (TAmPV)

--

If you've never read any of Peter Egan's books then I recommend a visit to the library soon. Here is one of his that gets passed around a lot:

https://bit.ly/2HAF1AR

"Two-Ton Hydraulic Engine Hoist: A handy tool for testing the tensile strength of ground straps and hydraulic clutch lines you may have forgotten to disconnect. "

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM (EOEiY)

215 The Gardening Thread is up. But you can hang around here this afternoon, too.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM (BVQ+1)

216 Euro - My thanks also. I've visited several National Cemeteries, and always walk among the stones looking at names. There is always a lot of pollen, it seems.

My G-grandfather (23rd Michigan Infantry) is buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery, a beautiful place.

http://tinyurl.com/yymaqds5

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM (xSo9G)

217 Most often, it's a sensor related to the module in question that fails. The sensors are out there in the trenches, so to speak, exposed to road hazards and high temperatures, pressures, etc. Modules tend to be pretty robust, and well-protected. Classic example: the oxygen sensors, screwed right into the exhaust pipe.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:08 PM (7njPr)


You can isolate a sensor and test it. My point was that there's no debugging a module; it's a swap-out, not at all like fixing a computer.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM (t+qrx)

218 Sorry mate, you'll never own the software for anything every again if the tech boys have their way.

--

You try to work on your car and have to watch a 30 second ad on the radio display in order to get the ignition switch to work for two minutes.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:19 PM (EOEiY)

219 Had to change a tire on the old '72 3/4 ton chevy pu. Split rims. Made kidlet stand about 60 feet away. Needles to say, replaced all tires and rims shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2019 01:19 PM (xzK3J)

220 Why do you keep putting "US" military in scare quotes?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2019 01:20 PM (lwiT4)

221 One thing that can make my eyes roll over is anything, especially from Europeans is the term Right Wing, you have no idea who they are talking about be it Leftist brothers Socialists, someone not buying into their idea of no borders, or someone slightly conservative.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 01:20 PM (BbGew)

222 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:03 PM (7njPr)

There's a somewhat related notion in patent law called "patent exhaustion," which I believe holds that once you've paid the patent holder for something, you own it, and the patent holder has no further rights in the product, including its repair or maintenance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:20 PM (+VZS9)

223 The Gardening Thread is up. But you can hang around here this afternoon, too.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM (BVQ+1)

-

I (and I think others, too) almost view the gardening thread in a somewhat sacred and respectful way. I'm reluctant to clog it up with discussions about old cars and guns.

Plus I really need to get back to being productive.

Thanks for what you do, btw.

Posted by: Moron Robbiemando at May 25, 2019 01:21 PM (EOEiY)

224

Sure I can id something the military has done consistent with securing the freedom of We The People.

How about selflessly ensuring your privilege to be as much of an asshole that no one can stand with no consequence to yourself?

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 01:21 PM (KATBx)

225 Yeah,they're calling her on a smartphone where they could easily go to Youtube and watch a video on how to change a tire.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic
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My god...is this what we have been reduced to?

Smartphone?

Youtube?

To change a damned wheel?

This country needs fewer smartphones and many, many, more Erector sets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:22 PM (xSo9G)

226 'spose I should go accomplish something. Been lurking and tearing up on this thread for hours.

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2019 01:22 PM (xzK3J)

227 My wife's car had a flat about a year ago, when I put the toy tire on so we could take the flat in for repair. She wanted to see how it was done, but again, as with the boys, I'm not sure she could do it on her own. She'd certainly be game to try, though.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:17 PM (+VZS9)

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I bet she could. I had only been taught how to do it years before, I had never done it myself before I had to. And no internet or smartphones or cell phones at all in those days!

I did have to stand on the wrench to get the lug nuts to move, though.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:22 PM (aXucN)

228 You can isolate a sensor and test it. My point was that there's no debugging a module; it's a swap-out, not at all like fixing a computer.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:18 PM (t+qrx)

Which is why I said computer skills are useless for fixing a car. And the dealership mechanics can do that swap-out for free, just to see if it works, because they have the parts department there. You and I cannot do that, because "no returns on electrical parts".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:23 PM (7njPr)

229 Beautiful pictures, Euro. Thank you.

Posted by: IC at May 25, 2019 01:24 PM (fiC74)

230 Memorial Day is for remembering those who fell serving their country but more important serving their squad members to the left and right of them when they did.

Let's leave the politics out of it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 01:26 PM (Z+IKu)

231 I bet she could. I had only been taught how to do it years before, I had never done it myself before I had to.

I did have to stand on the wrench to get the lug nuts to move, though.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:22 PM (aXucN)


I hope you're right, and think you probably are.

Removing the lug nuts can be a bitch, no question, because the pros use an impact driver to put them on.

Of course, when I was taking them off, I used an impact driver too!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:26 PM (+VZS9)

232 Why "US" and not US?
The more it is repeated in (scare?) quotes, the more it stands out

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2019 01:27 PM (W7IZQ)

233 Which is why I said computer skills are useless for fixing a car.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:23 PM (7njPr)


*blinkblink*

I think we might be agreeing past each other.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:27 PM (t+qrx)

234 I look at our military, in toto, and see a profoundly expensive and dysfunctional bullying force that does absolutely nothing to preserve American lives or freedom.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
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Fine. But, just as a matter of curiosity, how much time are you personally investing in preserving American lives and freedom?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:28 PM (xSo9G)

235 Looking at the Obsolete Man-Skills article...

Hearing that some soybois want to try "Organic Farming"

Sorry, I can't hold my laughing in or my teeth will explode..

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 01:30 PM (0Ntuf)

236
look at our military, in toto, and see a profoundly expensive and dysfunctional bullying force that does absolutely nothing to preserve American lives or freedom.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy


Especially when they're delivering distaster relief in far off foreign lands.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 01:30 PM (TAmPV)

237 Oh and Jay, I also used to change the oil in my car when I lived in a place where I could do so.

I do identify as a chick, but I was also born one with all the proper parts belonging thereto.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:30 PM (aXucN)

238 Hearing that some soybois want to try "Organic Farming"

Sorry, I can't hold my laughing in or my teeth will explode..
Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 01:30 PM (0Ntuf)


Oh, how hard could that be? It's probably a lot easier than the other kind, right?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:31 PM (t+qrx)

239 Removing the lug nuts can be a bitch, no question, because the pros use an impact driver to put them on.
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Only because the tire-busters down at Tire City keep their impact wrenches set at 150 ft/lbs.

Multiple times I have pointed out to the shop managers that their guys are way-overtightening the lugs.

With alloy wheels, I always *watch* as they hand torque the wheels per my spec. Retired people have the time on their hands to be a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:32 PM (xSo9G)

240 All I know is that after 9/11, my son said to me "If I don't go, who will?" I guess I'll have to break it to him gently that he served in the "US" military.


As one of my friends said to me at the time, "What a waste...." I never thought I'd find that here.



Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2019 01:33 PM (lwiT4)

241 From everyone describing this skills to lose link I'm glad I didn't

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 01:33 PM (BbGew)

242 I'm feeling grumpy today.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:33 PM (CDGwz)

243
Changing a flat is one of those things that you (anyway, I) do so rarely that I can't remember the procedure for the next time. I've had one flat tire in my life, and I do a lot of driving. By the time I have another flat, the procedure for fixing it will probably be different. How many people have memorized the procedure for making lemon meringue pie, or changing their Google password?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:33 PM (oGNNA)

244 Looking at the Obsolete Man-Skills article...

Hearing that some soybois want to try "Organic Farming"


My disgust at that article and its authoress knows no bounds. What a pussy. Implicit throughout his article is that putative males (the "Ask Men" rubric on that site is a fraud) can rely on actual men to do all those icky things, while give each other makeovers, wax each other's chests, and blub about their emotions.

In this respect this clown is as intellectually dishonest as a pacifist, who is too holy to fight, but not too holy to let someone else fight for him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:34 PM (+VZS9)

245 On Memorial Day, I always go to the Wall site, look up a few people I knew, and pick a name or two at random and read their record (or at least that tiny portion of it captured there), and then I stand back in awe of these many many men and women that gave all for us! It is uplifting and sad at the same time.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 01:35 PM (AZxMX)

246 I saw this poignant letter in the Visitor's Center at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer when I visited in 2004. It is a letter from the President of France, Rene Coty, upon the dedication of that cemetery in 1956.
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18 July, 1956

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
at the Dedication of the American
Military Cemeteries in France.

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Twelve years have passed since that Spring daybreak when the soldiers of the young and free America landed on our shores to deliver our older Europe from oppression.

The tombs where they rest have made American these French acres which have become shrines for their countrymen and for ours. Today, distinguished Americans have come on a solemn pilgrimage. I send them my most cordial greetings.

These young men who sleep their last sleep here have earned in history their places in the first rank of conquerors. When the survivors returned home the Dead remained together, in brotherhood, as they were in battle. Let us ponder the great lessons which we learn from their tombs.

They are here in such great numbers only because from the very first day of its terrifying ambition, tyranny did not meet the united front of the democratic peoples. To restore to us a world in which one could live has demanded that so many young twenty-year old men should lay down their lives. Just as their fathers in the first war, they died primarily for their own Country but also for all of those countries which love liberty; particularly, they gave their lives for our France whose sons in a former day also crossed the Atlantic, at the call of American independence.

We don not forget, we shall never forget, the infinite debt of gratitude that we owe to those who have given all for our freedom. Today, here, only the the unison of those tragic and glorious hours can be remembered. In bowing before the sacred tombs, the President of the Republic brings the affectionate greetings of the French people, the tribute of our faithful friendship, and the gratitude of the entire Nation.

Rene COTY.

Posted by: AndrewSanDiego at May 25, 2019 01:36 PM (zr3uM)

247

Our family has been involved with the military since the Revolutionary War.

We span all the Branches and the service runs the gamut from one and done to a career.

The condescension and outright hatred is nothing new to most of us, we've heard it before.

Most times I can shake my head and ignore, guess not this time.

I'm out--please have a suitable Memorial Day, all.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 01:36 PM (KATBx)

248 How about selflessly ensuring your privilege to be as much of an asshole that no one can stand with no consequence to yourself?

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 01:21 PM (KATBx)

priceless

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2019 01:36 PM (ykq7q)

249 A bit late to the car repair party.

My Mercedes W204 can be a bit of a pain to work on, but research and the right scanner tool makes it easier. MBZ has a proprietary system so to use the OBD stuff you need something that speaks Techie German otherwise you get gibberish.

I do all my own Service A, B, etc. Self reliance is a way of life, I think.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 01:37 PM (IfYaq)

250 I did have to stand on the wrench to get the lug nuts to move, though.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 01:22 PM (aXucN)

You raise a good point. Lug nuts on my Suburban are torqued to 160 foot-lbs. There is no guarantee that the crappy factory lug wrench will safely bust them loose, especially after a winter or two on salted roads.

Likewise the vehicle jack provided by the manufacturer is rarely good for much.

I recommend buying a two-foot long half-inch drive breaker bar, and a deep impact socket of the size suited to your wheel lugs, and carry that in the car. If the vehicle jack is not sturdy, and convenient to use, get an after-market jack, too.

The breaker bar makes an excellent self-defense weapon, too.

In my trucks and Suburbans, I usually carry a small air compressor that plugs into the lighter socket, and also a tire plug kit. So I can air up a flat, and plug the nail hole without removing the tire, or even having to jack the vehicle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:37 PM (7njPr)

251 Only because the tire-busters down at Tire City keep their impact wrenches set at 150 ft/lbs.

Multiple times I have pointed out to the shop managers that their guys are way-overtightening the lugs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:32 PM (xSo9G)


True, and a good point. That's why when we got the car back, I broke out the impact driver again, loosened the lug nuts, then tightened them again. Next time I have to remove the lug nuts I might not have an impact driver to hand.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:38 PM (+VZS9)

252 Thanks, irongrampa. I think I'll call it a day as well.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2019 01:38 PM (lwiT4)

253 Changing a flat is one of those things that you (anyway, I) do so rarely that I can't remember the procedure for the next time.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:33 PM (oGNNA)


There's nothing to remember. If you know that lug nuts hold the wheel on, and that the jack will lift the car, it's as technically demanding as putting a new faceplate on a light switch. If you forget to loosen the nuts before lifting the car, the fact that the wheel is spinning freely will remind you.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:38 PM (t+qrx)

254 For the DIYers, also definitely invest in a good impact wrench. DeWalt makes a damned fine battery powered one that has yet to meet a bolt it couldn't crack.

I don't remember what I paid for it but every weekend I'm glad I ponied up.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 01:39 PM (IfYaq)

255 242 I'm feeling grumpy today.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:33 PM (CDGwz)

Hey, back off!

Posted by: Grumpy at May 25, 2019 01:40 PM (0Ntuf)

256 Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2019 01:36 PM (KATBx)

Thanks!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 01:41 PM (AZxMX)

257 Reading the stories on Clapper and Brennan decrying PDJT order to declassify the pertinent documents anchoring the coup attempt is delightful. I recommend it to everyone who could use a rueful laugh.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 25, 2019 01:41 PM (Z216Q)

258 Only because the tire-busters down at Tire City keep their impact wrenches set at 150 ft/lbs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:32 PM (xSo9G)


Here's another one: swapping out the sacrificial anode on a water heater. (Something I also showed my sons how to do.) The first time on a given water heater is a bitch, because they tighten the bejesus out of the fitting. It took a breaker bar with a three foot length of steel pipe on the handle, and a six-point socket,* and a great deal of fluent Anglo-Saxon to get the damned loose.

*Forget a 12-point socket. There was no way that could grip well enough. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:41 PM (+VZS9)

259 254 For the DIYers, also definitely invest in a good impact wrench. DeWalt makes a damned fine battery powered one that has yet to meet a bolt it couldn't crack.

I don't remember what I paid for it but every weekend I'm glad I ponied up.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 01:39 PM (IfYaq)


One of my favorite tools. That, the sawzall, and a cordless drill are the Big Three.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:43 PM (+VZS9)

260 232 Why "US" and not US?
The more it is repeated in (scare?) quotes, the more it stands out
Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2019 01:27 PM (W7IZQ)

I'm far too hungover to analyze things properly, but the most charitable interpretation i've come up with is that it's a general lament that the Military as a whole is not being used to defend America as intended, but to go dick around trying to "make the world a better place", which is a fool's errand.

Noble, sure, but yeah. I don't want our military to make the world a better place. I want them to make the world scared shitless of ever getting on our bad side.

If we do start pissing about with Iran, I want them smashed, annihilated, and scrubbed from the timeline of history. I want the Islamic Republic regarded as a tragic yet trivial addendum on the arc of Persian history writ large.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 01:43 PM (Ct55T)

261 18 July, 1956

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
at the Dedication of the American
Military Cemeteries in France.
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Yeah...then Charles DeGaulle, ten years later, "Get out! And, oh oui, we're quitting NATO too! Because, we are France!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:43 PM (CDGwz)

262 With alloy wheels, I always *watch* as they hand torque the wheels per my spec. Retired people have the time on their hands to be a pain in the ass.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:32 PM (xSo9G)

One thing my tire guys taught me: with alloy wheels, a layer of corrosion can build on the back side of the wheel where it seats on the hub. Change a wheel, and that layer of corrosion is disturbed, and partly crushed when the wheel is reinstalled. The it crumbles further, and the wheel becomes loose as a result. With alloy wheels, always buff the oxide off the seating surface before remounting it. A wire wheel will do a good job of that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:43 PM (7njPr)

263 Jay, yep. My very minor regret is being the guy my neighbors call when they need one of those three.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 01:44 PM (IfYaq)

264 There's nothing to remember. If you know that lug nuts hold the wheel on, and that the jack will lift the car, it's as technically demanding as putting a new faceplate on a light switch. If you forget to loosen the nuts before lifting the car, the fact that the wheel is spinning freely will remind you.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:38 PM (t+qrx)


I told my wife the trick: jack up the car a bit, to take most of the weight off the wheel, but not all of it, leaving enough weight on it so that it won't turn when you crank on the lug nuts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:44 PM (+VZS9)

265
Yeah...then Charles DeGaulle, ten years later, "Get out! And, oh oui, we're quitting NATO too! Because, we are France!"
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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Dean Rusk famously asked DeGaulle, "And should we take our dead also?"

DeGaulle stood up and walked away without answering.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:45 PM (CDGwz)

266 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:37 PM (7njPr)

I second the dedicated breaker bar and deep (six point) socket recommendation. I also think standing on the factory lug wrench is not a good idea.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 01:45 PM (AZxMX)

267
I always carried a can of Liquid Wrench in the spare tire compartment for stubborn lugs

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 01:46 PM (TAmPV)

268
I do all my own Service A, B, etc. Self reliance is a way of life, I think.
Posted by: WitchDoktor

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It depends on what you consider worth your time/money. For Thanksgiving, I make pumpkin pies out of actual pumpkins with a homemade crust and my kitchen-averse mother says "Why didn't ya just buy one?" -- and she means from the cheap-ass section of the grocery store, not even from a bakery. (Then she eats the pie and she's glad I didn't.)

When it comes to car repair and many home repairs, I spend the money, not the time. There are professionals who know it way better than I do. Thank God they're interested in that sort of thing, because I'm just not.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:46 PM (oGNNA)

269 Alberta, I am even more fussy - after pulling the wheel (and especially the rotor) I'll scrape it clean and then put anti seize on it.

I had to buy a rotor puller a few years ago to service a 15 year old minivan that had the original rotors. Thing needed so much torque to break loose that I was nervous.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 01:47 PM (IfYaq)

270 "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."


It is a beautiful day today here, and I hope it is as lovely where irongrampa marches in his parade.
He's never dropped the torch, thank God.
May we never

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2019 01:47 PM (W7IZQ)

271 263 Jay, yep. My very minor regret is being the guy my neighbors call when they need one of those three.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 01:44 PM (IfYaq)


I have a buddy (another chemist, one that I post-doc'ed with back when Lavoisier was active) who is also into DIY, and we loan tools back and forth. But that's reciprocal, and so no problem.

Phone call: "Hey, have got a ______?"

"Sure. I'll bring it over."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:48 PM (+VZS9)

272 DeGaulle stood up and walked away without answering.

Silence from the French. How wonderful.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 25, 2019 01:49 PM (Z216Q)

273 It is for exactly the reason We do not want our fathers, mothers and children sent in vain or vainglorious attempts to pocket graft and assets from war, but to only do so in righteous cause!

to point out with One Progressive administration away from letting OUR loved ones be killed for their less than righteous causes.

My fkn 2 cents.

and still prayers for all mine , all yours that fought righteously for all of us everyday, until this day !

Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 01:49 PM (r/xAU)

274 I think we might be agreeing past each other.

I said something like that to a guy once and he said "we're in vehement agreement".

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 01:49 PM (fuK7c)

275 For the DIYers, also definitely invest in a good impact wrench. DeWalt makes a damned fine battery powered one that has yet to meet a bolt it couldn't crack.

I don't remember what I paid for it but every weekend I'm glad I ponied up.
Posted by: WitchDoktor
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As the old saying goes, I have something better than that, I have a convivial neighbor who has always-borrowable pneumatic tools.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:49 PM (CDGwz)

276 I told my wife the trick: jack up the car a bit, to take most of the weight off the wheel, but not all of it, leaving enough weight on it so that it won't turn when you crank on the lug nuts.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:44 PM (+VZS9)

If I do have to change a wheel, I bust the lug nuts loose before jacking it at all. The wheel won't fall off. Then jack it up, and undo them the rest of the way. And don't attempt to fully tighten until the wheel is back on the ground, and the jack removed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 01:49 PM (7njPr)

277 in sorrow that this even has to be mentioned on this day of all days, while we mourn our own.

Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 01:50 PM (r/xAU)

278 Currently watching Legion of Brothers on Hulu, which is about the early days of OEF, as told by the spec ops.

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 01:51 PM (RU4sa)

279 260, Warai otoko, understood that, just did not understand the repetitive quoting of only "US", as if it were not something real?
Some meaning, since the multi repeat, but not getting it.
Probably just as well--rather remember how lucky I am this weekend, and pray for those who died and those who most intimately miss them

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2019 01:51 PM (W7IZQ)

280 I told my wife the trick: jack up the car a bit,
to take most of the weight off the wheel, but not all of it, leaving
enough weight on it so that it won't turn when you crank on the lug
nuts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:44 PM (+VZS9)

+++That really sounds like an excellent idea.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 25, 2019 01:51 PM (EjlXc)

281 254 For the DIYers, also definitely invest in a good impact wrench. DeWalt makes a damned fine battery powered one that has yet to meet a bolt it couldn't crack.


That's the one I have, too, and I love it. It's especially useful for cracking bolts in really awkward places where it's difficult to apply much torque to a socket wrench. Ten seconds with the impact driver, and voila! Done.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 01:52 PM (+VZS9)

282 Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 01:43 PM (Ct55T)

I have a lot of respect for the US military, far less for politicized flag officers, but almost none for "US" politicians, especially those that don't understand Unconditional Surrender.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 01:52 PM (AZxMX)

283 Would it be a good thing to allow the Military to essentially veto actions it didn't agree with?

I'm not saying they should be allowed to "go rogue" and do whatever they like, but some sort of safety mechanism where the Joint Chiefs can simply tell the President, "No. We're not going to do that, that's a terrible idea."

I mean, they could *always* do that, but they'd be jailed or court martialed almost certainly. ... right?

anyway, it's a problem as old as armies themselves, i guess.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 01:53 PM (Ct55T)

284
There's nothing to remember. If you know that lug nuts hold the wheel on, and that the jack will lift the car, it's as technically demanding as putting a new faceplate on a light switch. If you forget to loosen the nuts before lifting the car, the fact that the wheel is spinning freely will remind you.
Posted by: hogmartin

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As a huge believer in Looking It Up or alternatively Figuring It Out, I'd never be in a situation where I'd freeze to death in a car over a flat tire. I'd Youtube it, or read the manual, or muck about with the tools and parts until I got it. Knowing that it's all written down or out there on the internet somewhere makes me less inclined to keep it in mind.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:53 PM (oGNNA)

285 110
And celebrating once again that it's not President Hillary who will be appearing at ANY of our military observances. Can you imagine that phony with her chin all lifted at the 75th anniversary of D-Day? And the press talking about Her Dignity etc.

Not being negative! Just thankful.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 12:27 PM (oGNNA)

Maybe she could find the same stones Bill "found" on the beach and make a cross out of them.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2019 01:54 PM (MwFQu)

286 BignJames at May 25, 2019 11:39 AM

Thanks. Fixed it.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 01:54 PM (BVQ+1)

287
If you forget to loosen the nuts before lifting the car, the fact that the wheel is spinning freely will remind you.
Posted by: hogmartin

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Oh, and LOL, thanks for telling me that! I'm one of those people who remembers things as "He said that I have to do it either before or after -- the sequence is very important -- but I can't remember which was the before thing and which was the after."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:55 PM (oGNNA)

288 Blonde, I am unlucky enough to have my cell phone battery go out when I need it the most, so i'm pretty anal about trying to learn things from my mothers and fathers.

Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 01:55 PM (r/xAU)

289 I have been watching sport climbing, which I did not know was a Thing. It is apparently about to be an Olympic thing.

It's rock climbing walls designed by the Marquis de Sade. It's really cool. Sport climbing girls are in really good shape.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 01:55 PM (fuK7c)

290

Brian Hall was waiting in the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A's East Ridge, Tennessee, location on May 11 when he got a flat tire, according to his Facebook post.

That's when an unnamed employee came to assist.

"My tire somehow went flat in the drive through so they rushed out to replace it for me with their hydraulic Jack," Hall wrote.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2019 01:55 PM (aKsyK)

291 For anyone who might be inclined to visit memorial sites, there's this:

https://www.tourofhonor.com/

Self-guided tour of 300+ national, state, and municipal memorials. A portion of the registration goes to Fisher House Foundation, Operation Comfort Warriors, or Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes, at the registrant's choice.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 01:56 PM (t+qrx)

292 Brian Hall was waiting in the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A's East Ridge, Tennessee, location on May 11 when he got a flat tire, according to his Facebook post.

That's when an unnamed employee came to assist.

"My tire somehow went flat in the drive through so they rushed out to replace it for me with their hydraulic Jack," Hall wrote.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2019 01:55 PM (aKsyK)

They borrowed it from the Jack-In-The-Box across the street.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 01:56 PM (Ct55T)

293 irongrandpa, I salute you, your ancestors who fought the good fight, and believe in America as we knew it.

I have the highest regard for them, for in many cases like the line in First Blood holds;

John Rambo: Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off! It wasn't my war! You asked me, I didn't ask you! And I did what I had to do to win! But somebody wouldn't let us win! And I come back to the world and I see all those maggots at the airport, protesting me, spitting. Calling me baby killer and all kinds of vile crap! Who are they to protest me? Who are they? Unless they've been me and been there and know what the hell they're yelling about!

I have the same contempt for the Cuck Cruisers who push us into wars with our hands tied behind our backs as I do the hippies. Then Kristol, Boot, et al sneer in contempt at those "deplorables" who stepped up to fight them as if those soldiers are nothing but defective machines.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 01:56 PM (0Ntuf)

294 Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2019 01:51 PM (W7IZQ)

I think 282 gives a good context to the proper use of US vice "US"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 01:57 PM (AZxMX)

295 To those that gave the ultimate sacrifice and to their families I offer my most heartfelt gratitude.


I cannot look at those pictures without tears. Tears of gratitude.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 01:57 PM (eT+zM)

296 Warai-otoko , I love reading little things that make me chuckle.

Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 01:57 PM (r/xAU)

297
Maybe she could find the same stones Bill "found" on the beach and make a cross out of them.
Posted by: Fox2!

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Oh dear God. I never heard that story and I sense a load of Clintonian BS that will make me vomit. But tell me anyway, so I can be that much more grateful that she's not the pres on the upcoming occasion.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:57 PM (oGNNA)

298 BenHad , amen.

Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 01:57 PM (r/xAU)

299 Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 01:57 PM (r/xAU)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 01:58 PM (Ct55T)

300 ty, I was close to being ranty while crying, that stopped the momentum.

Posted by: willow at May 25, 2019 01:59 PM (r/xAU)

301 And the press talking about Her Dignity etc.

Not being negative! Just thankful.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia
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And recounting her own selfless bravery while under sniper fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:59 PM (CDGwz)

302
Blonde, I am unlucky enough to have my cell phone battery go out when I need it the most, so i'm pretty anal about trying to learn things from my mothers and fathers.
Posted by: willow

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I admit, that's a very smart idea, and a lesson I've learned the hard way meself.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 02:00 PM (oGNNA)

303 As a huge believer in Looking It Up or alternatively Figuring It Out, I'd never be in a situation where I'd freeze to death in a car over a flat tire.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:53 PM (oGNNA)


Well sure, knowing how is often less important than knowing where to find out how. And it is in the manual (or should be). But I'm pretty sure you'd figure it out. It's not a mystery or a test of skill, just unscrew things until the right piece falls off, then tighten them until the other one stays on.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:00 PM (t+qrx)

304 *waves to Ben Had*

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 02:00 PM (RU4sa)

305 Knowledge is knowing how to change a tire

Wisdom is knowing your spare has air in it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:01 PM (Ct55T)

306 As a huge believer in Looking It Up or alternatively Figuring It Out, I'd never be in a situation where I'd freeze to death in a car over a flat tire.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 01:53 PM (oGNNA)

Well sure, knowing how is often less important than knowing where to find out how. And it is in the manual (or should be). But I'm pretty sure you'd figure it out. It's not a mystery or a test of skill, just unscrew things until the right piece falls off, then tighten them until the other one stays on.
Posted by: hogmartin
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Alternatively, tires make for a nice warm fire.

Posted by: Willie 'The Necklace' Mandela at May 25, 2019 02:02 PM (CDGwz)

307 just unscrew things until the right piece falls off, then tighten them until the other one stays on.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:00 PM (t+qrx)

That's also my approach to electron microscopes.


(i'm not really kidding all that much)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:02 PM (Ct55T)

308
And recounting her own selfless bravery while under sniper fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:59 PM (CDGwz)

+++When you've downed a quart of gin for breakfast, sniper fire/cameras clicking, who can tell? Same/same.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 25, 2019 02:02 PM (EjlXc)

309 That's also my approach to electron microscopes.


(i'm not really kidding all that much)
Posted by: Warai-otoko
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*pokes at an electron, moving it to higher energy level*

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:04 PM (CDGwz)

310 +++When you've downed a quart of gin for breakfast, sniper fire/cameras clicking, who can tell? Same/same.
Posted by: washrivergal
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Bouquets of flowers from young girls are easily mistaken for muzzle flashes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:05 PM (CDGwz)

311 People would use the microscopes and act like they were these delicate, arcane, incomprehensible, fragile miracles....

and then put their samples in WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES.

F*ckin' idiots.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:06 PM (Ct55T)

312 That's also my approach to electron microscopes.


(i'm not really kidding all that much)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:02 PM (Ct55T)


Also works for appliance repair, furniture, and minor surgery.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:06 PM (t+qrx)

313 Blonde, I am unlucky enough to have my cell phone battery go out when I
need it the most, so i'm pretty anal about trying to learn things from
my mothers and fathers.
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Yes. However, the very best Christmas present ever was a small universal charger for my car, phone, computer, and anything else in a nice little case with various sizes of charging cords that I check the charge every few months. SIL got it from Harbor Freight, Viking Brand, although maybe there are better or cheaper ones now. Has been worth every penny that he paid for it ten times over.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2019 02:06 PM (MIKMs)

314 Just returned from a beautiful drive along the ocean in the little red car. Even stopped to check the oil.

But there is no amount of money that will get me to mess with the Lucas electrical system. That requires an exorcist.

And girls can't parallel park.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 02:06 PM (/tuJf)

315 And recounting her own selfless bravery while under sniper fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 01:59 PM (CDGwz)

+++When you've downed a quart of gin for breakfast, sniper fire/cameras clicking, who can tell? Same/same.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 25, 2019 02:02 PM (EjlXc)


The most implausible part of her story: running across the tarmac.

She ran?? Are you kidding me? She has trouble walking.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:07 PM (+VZS9)

316 Also works for appliance repair, furniture, and minor surgery.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:06 PM (t+qrx)

Sutures : Scalpels :: Duct Tape : WD-40

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:07 PM (Ct55T)

317 SMH, a big hug to you, Dear Lady.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 02:07 PM (eT+zM)

318 I saw that, and thanks.
does provide more context

Posted by: barbarausa at May 25, 2019 02:07 PM (W7IZQ)

319 I have been on a WWI tour and a "Band of Brothers" tour. In Dec my best friend and I will be going on a "Battle of the Bulge" tour, based in Bastogne.
Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours does a great job on these and other tours.

In Belgium at the American cemeteries local residence place flowers on the graves on anniversaries such as their birth and death. Very moving. Yes, we do have friends in the world.

Posted by: LYNN HARGROVE at May 25, 2019 02:07 PM (jHdOj)

320 Look at the electoral map of the US... the large majority of States aren't Leftist.

So, legal question: would it be Constitutional for three quarters of the states to ratify an "Ejexit" amendment to kick out, say, CA or MA or CO?

I'm not sure how to read the "equal suffrage" clause in Article V.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (e1wLT)

321 Tip. Anytime you get a new car/truck you should practice taking a tire off at least once before you get out on busy street/high and you have to do it.


Another tip. One thing I've noticed with better quality tires that last a long time is the rim sticking on. Sometimes you can shake it loose by hand or giving it a quick hit with a hammer but usually you have to loosen the lug nuts and get back in and actually drive the vehicle a little to break it loose.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (4thlk)

322 I'd never be in a situation where I'd freeze to death in a car over a flat tire.


I am mildly paranoid about freezing to death due to things beyond my control. There are images from the Blizzard of '78 where cars got stuck on the highway for three days. (I'm not too young to remember, I was in college and therefore oblivious).

Even when my truck is completely cleaned out for company it has a camp stove, fuel, thing to boil water in, and a means of making fire without lighters or matches.

I may die but I won't freeze to death.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (fuK7c)

323 But there is no amount of money that will get me to mess with the Lucas electrical system. That requires an exorcist.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 02:06 PM (/tuJf)

Lucas Electrics were not created with the same science that Watt, Ohm, and Voltaire had in mind.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (0Ntuf)

324
Bouquets of flowers from young girls are easily mistaken for muzzle flashes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:05 PM (CDGwz)

+++
Egg-zact-ly.

Posted by: Hil (hic) lary at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (EjlXc)

325 305 Knowledge is knowing how to change a tire

Wisdom is knowing your spare has air in it.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:01 PM (Ct55T)


True wisdom resides in buying $20 compressors (powered from the cigarette lighter) for the trunk of each vehicle so you don't have to worry about whether the spare is inflated or not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:09 PM (+VZS9)

326 amendment to kick out, say, CA or MA or CO?

I'm not sure how to read the "equal suffrage" clause in Article V.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:08 PM (e1wLT)

Embrace the power of "and"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:10 PM (Ct55T)

327 Knowledge is knowing how to change a tire

Wisdom is knowing your spare has air in it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko


That's a fun thing modern cars do, too.

Tire pressure sensors.

Ever had your dashboard tell you "low tire", but all four measure okay?

Guess which one's low.

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2019 02:10 PM (P1f+c)

328 All this "changing tires" stuff is malarkey, anyway.

All you need is a good sturdy hunting knife.

One goes flat, you can just even out the other three.

It's so simple.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:11 PM (Ct55T)

329 Guess which one's low.
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2019 02:10 PM (P1f+c)

heh.

My "new" car is an '02 Jeep.

"tire sensor" is what I call the tip of my boots.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:12 PM (Ct55T)

330 >>Lucas Electrics were not created with the same science that Watt, Ohm, and Voltaire had in mind.

The odd thing is British auto electrics are still horrible. Have a friend who had one of those Land Rover Discovery SUVs for a couple years. The entire time he had it he had random electrical issues constantly.

Finally gave up and traded it for a Jeep.

It's like the Brits just don't want to make good electrical stuff.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 02:12 PM (/tuJf)

331 From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:13 PM (0Ntuf)

332 This has always been a tough weekend for me every year. Dad died between Memorial Day and Father's Day a long time ago.

I remember that we had to wear white flowers to church on this weekend. All the other kids had red flowers since their fathers were still alive.

I remember riding my bike to my father's grave several times when I was kid. I'd just sit there for a bit and then make the long ride home. I never told my mother or siblings and I always went alone.

I'd trade that flag, dog tags and 30-06 shell casings to have my father back but I suppose every other kid in the same situation feels the same way.

Remember those who sacrificed everything to preserve our liberties. Remember that the struggle is no yet over.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at May 25, 2019 02:13 PM (+Kpte)

333 Ever had your dashboard tell you "low tire", but all four measure okay?

Guess which one's low.
Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2019 02:10 PM (P1f+c)


Hang on, I thought TPMS transmitters were supposed to come on only when the tire's spinning. Or they're the kind that's linked through the ABS, in which case they only measure the tires on the ground anyhow. Am I mistaken? My TPMS light is pretty much always on, but I've taken that to mean "this light is working properly" since it has no correlation to the pressure in the tires.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:14 PM (t+qrx)

334 Heh. A boss of mine years ago had an old Jag. Every so often the horn would go off, just parked in the parking lot.

He'd always say "it does that to remind me that it's British."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 25, 2019 02:14 PM (IfYaq)

335 The most implausible part of her story: running across the tarmac.

She ran?? Are you kidding me? She has trouble walking.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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Any time 'tarmac' and the name 'Clinton' are mentioned, something fishy is going on.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:15 PM (CDGwz)

336 Embrace the power of "and"?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:10 PM (Ct55T)

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Maybe. I'd like to revert one state to territorial status first, to scare the bejeebus out of the Commies, and see if it puts them on good behavior.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:15 PM (e1wLT)

337 Maybe. I'd like to revert one state to territorial status first, to scare the bejeebus out of the Commies, and see if it puts them on good behavior.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:15 PM (e1wLT)

I'll be expecting the newsletter in my mailbox forthwith.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:16 PM (Ct55T)

338 Visiting the Vietnam memorial wrecked me for the rest of that day and night. The notes surviving soldiers had left their fallen comrades...

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 02:16 PM (RCRTc)

339 Any time 'tarmac' and the name 'Clinton' are mentioned, something fishy is going on.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:15 PM (CDGwz)


Or she needs resurfacing.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:16 PM (t+qrx)

340 If my dash tells me anything about my tires, I'm gonna need a psychiatrist.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:17 PM (xSo9G)

341 Heh. A boss of mine years ago had an old Jag. Every so often the horn would go off, just parked in the parking lot.
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Pretty sure that should read "...the hooter would sound..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:19 PM (xSo9G)

342
And recounting her own selfless bravery while under sniper fire.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

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"Just as these brave heroes defeated Hitler, I fought the forces of misogyny and backwardness to become president. Now someone get the helicopter back here because I forgot my sunglasses."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 02:20 PM (oGNNA)

343 Forward, the Light Brigade!
Was there a man dismayed?
Not though the soldier knew
Someone had blundered.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.


Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:20 PM (0Ntuf)

344 True story:

Mom had got a new Ford Escape. Coming home from work one day, on a beautiful, dry, sunny afternoon, she was saying, "Some light kept coming on on my dash. Like a little triangle with squiggly lines. Not the enginey looking one. Can you check on it and see if anything's wrong?"

Me, Dad, Sister and Bro-In-Law all exchange glances.

I believe it was me who finally said:

"That's your traction control light".

Now we never let her live it down.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:21 PM (Ct55T)

345
Or she needs resurfacing.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:16 PM (t+qrx)


Speaking of resurfacing, I saw a new clip of her last night speaking somewhere and she's still obsessed with turning Texas blue.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 02:21 PM (TAmPV)

346 My ex-wife had a Landrover Disco with a flat a while ago. I try to be the good kind of ex-husband and went over to fix it for her.

I couldn't find the jack. I resorted to the owner's manual. It turned out that it was a two-piece jack. One piece was in a hidden compartment in the rear door, the other was under a cowling in the engine compartment.

It was a nice jack when all the parts were tracked down, but really Britain?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 02:22 PM (fuK7c)

347 They are going to hold the 2019 USA Climbing sport and speed youth championship at Reach gym I worked at.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 02:23 PM (BbGew)

348
"Just as these brave heroes defeated Hitler, I fought the forces of misogyny and backwardness to become president. Now someone get the helicopter back here because I forgot my sunglasses."
Posted by: Blonde Morticia
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Exactly! It's just like my struggle against global warming.

Posted by: AOC, cauliflower-free at May 25, 2019 02:23 PM (xSo9G)

349
The most implausible part of her story: running across the tarmac.

She ran?? Are you kidding me? She has trouble walking.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

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That right there.

I pity the poor soldier who's tasked with getting her quickly from point A to point B via legwork.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 02:23 PM (oGNNA)

350 It was a nice jack when all the parts were tracked down, but really Britain?
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 02:22 PM (fuK7c)

A Disunion Jack?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:23 PM (Ct55T)

351 Changing a tire on a 5 horse trailer with 5 horses in it is a bit of a challenge but a friend made me a neat block that you just pull up on in place of having to jack anything up.

Works like a charm after you have loosened the lug nuts.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 02:23 PM (eT+zM)

352 Ever had your dashboard tell you "low tire", but all four measure okay?

Posted by: mikeski at May 25, 2019 02:10 PM (P1f+c)

Have that issue with my RAV4. Light's on but the tires are fine.

My mechanic explained to me that it's a faulty sensor in one of the wheels, but you can't just replace the bad sensor, all four have to be replaced. Better just to let it go since it isn't a vital function that your own eyes can't do for you and it's an expensive fix.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:24 PM (0Ntuf)

353 351
Changing a tire on a 5 horse trailer with 5 horses in it is a bit of a
challenge but a friend made me a neat block that you just pull up on in
place of having to jack anything up.



Works like a charm after you have loosened the lug nuts.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 02:23 PM (eT+zM)

+++
Wow.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 25, 2019 02:25 PM (EjlXc)

354 It was a nice jack when all the parts were tracked down, but really Britain?
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 02:22 PM (fuK7c)


The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering. They're awful. I think it may be related to the low regard they have for engineers. We and the Germans hold engineers in high regard. The Brits consider an engineer to be a guy in overalls who bangs on a radiator with a wrench (spanner, as they say) to make it work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (+VZS9)

355 When I was growing up Memorial Day was simply the weekend our extended family got together. None of the adults ever said much about the why, or talked about what they may or may not have done in the past. It wasn't much later, when I started researching the family tree (no one was much interested in genealogy either) that I found what had been done.

Most of my great grandparents were the immigrants, turns out one line was further back. A 3x great grandfather was in the Mexican--American War, and made it back. A grandmother's older cousin married a soldier--who was in the Spanish-American War but was KIA in France, Nov 5, 1918, the Meuse-Argonne offensive. A great grandfather came here alone from England, I've often wondered if he knew his younger brother, a British army soldier, had died in Iraq during the Mesopotamian campaign. My grandfather was on the ground crew of a bomber in North Africa, a step grandfather in the Navy was on the crew of a landing craft in Leyte Gulf, wounded so badly he was evacuated back to the US. An aunt's older brother died at Anzio.

It isn't just the loss of the people that should be remembered--it's the fact that history isn't just words in a book. Real people made that history and those real people should be remembered as those who made that history.

Posted by: Lirio100 at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (JK7Jw)

356 351 Changing a tire on a 5 horse trailer with 5 horses in it is a bit of a challenge but a friend made me a neat block that you just pull up on in place of having to jack anything up.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 02:23 PM (eT+zM)

Not one of those horses offered to come out and help!

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (0Ntuf)

357 TPMS is an expensive boondoggle. I've yet to see one one that works properly. They're always broken.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:28 PM (pE1yu)

358 The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering.
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*ahem*

Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:29 PM (CDGwz)

359 TPMS is an expensive boondoggle. I've yet to see one one that works properly. They're always broken.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Well, government mandated, so...

Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:30 PM (CDGwz)

360 358 The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering.
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*ahem*
Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:29 PM (CDGwz)


Lucky punch.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:30 PM (+VZS9)

361 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (+VZS9)

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All their good engineers have always been Scots. It probably sticks in their craw.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:30 PM (pE1yu)

362 All their good engineers have always been Scots. It probably sticks in their craw.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:30 PM (pE1yu)

Oh, FFS, not another Star Trek thread...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:31 PM (Ct55T)

363 TPMS is an expensive boondoggle. I've yet to see one one that works properly. They're always broken.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
------

Well, government mandated, so...
Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:30 PM (CDGwz)


I didn't know that, but it explains a lot.

God forbid you use a tire pressure gauge to determine .. . uh ... the tire pressure.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:31 PM (+VZS9)

364 The Brits consider an engineer to be a guy in overalls who bangs on a radiator with a wrench (spanner, as they say) to make it work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (+VZS9)

"That'll do"

Which was also the creed of British Leyland's quality control supervisors


Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM (0Ntuf)

365 Stop flat-shaming my tires!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM (Ct55T)

366 I couldn't find the jack. I resorted to the owner's manual. It turned out that it was a two-piece jack. One piece was in a hidden compartment in the rear door, the other was under a cowling in the engine compartment.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 02:22 PM (fuK7c)


Unrelated fun fact: all British armored vehicles are equipped with a purpose-built tea boiling vessel in the crew compartment.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM (t+qrx)

367 Was driving to the Keys a few years ago with a buddy. We were towing his Regulator 23 which is a heavy boat for it's size.

We got to Georgia and noticed that one of the tires on the trailer was just about to go, double axel trailer with out of align tires = bad. We didn't have a jack that would deal with the trailer so we started dialing for dollars.

Only place we could find that would deal with it was a heavy equipment shop. They couldn't have been nicer and went at the thing like a pit crew. They brought out the biggest forklift I've ever seen and just picked the entire trailer with boat of the ground.

The young lady in the office was also very nice and smoking hot. She couldn't wait to show us pictures of her fishing in her bikini. We offered to bring her with us as partial payment but in the end we settled on $40.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM (/tuJf)

368 Just for the record -

TPMS Legislation - In 2000 6.5 million tires were recalled due to tread separation on automobiles in the US. This prompted President Clinton to sign the first version of the TREAD Act which required Tire Pressure Warning Systems to be implemented on Model Year 2004 automobiles. These were to include all passenger vehicles and light trucks with GWVR of 10,000 lbs and less.

Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:33 PM (CDGwz)

369 The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering.
-------
*ahem*
Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:29 PM (CDGwz)


Hey there, you.

Posted by: Miss Shilling's orifice at May 25, 2019 02:34 PM (t+qrx)

370 Unrelated fun fact: all British armored vehicles are equipped with a purpose-built tea boiling vessel in the crew compartment.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM (t+qrx)

"On my signal, unleash Hell! Three...

... Two...

... cuppa?"

"I'll put the kettle on, Guv"

"Ta."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:34 PM (Ct55T)

371 All their good engineers have always been Scots. It probably sticks in their craw.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:30 PM (pE1yu)

Which is probably why their shipyards were in Clydesbank and Belfast.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:35 PM (0Ntuf)

372 361 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (+VZS9)

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All their good engineers have always been Scots. It probably sticks in their craw.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 02:30 PM (pE1yu)


I once saw a closet in Britain in which the rails ran from front to back, and were approximately 0.9 suit jacket widths apart. Upshot: suits on the two rails interdigitated, so you had to fight your way through all of the suit jackets to get at one in the back.

I looked underneath where the rails were mounted, and there were elaborate drawings and measurements, effort that would have been better spent just installing the rails to run left to right. You know, the way anyone else would do this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:35 PM (+VZS9)

373 There is, btw, a heavy fine for defeating the TPS.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:35 PM (CDGwz)

374 The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering. They're
awful. I think it may be related to the low regard they have for
engineers. We and the Germans hold engineers in high regard. The Brits
consider an engineer to be a guy in overalls who bangs on a radiator
with a wrench (spanner, as they say) to make it work.
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I seem to recall that all Brit 'engineers' are really Scots historically. Could be why they get no respect. At least the Irish will sing songs while the engineers do the sweaty work.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2019 02:35 PM (MIKMs)

375
Exactly! It's just like my struggle against global warming.
Posted by: AOC, cauliflower-free

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I snickered. She literally does compare it to defeating Hitler.

Can't remember which conservative pundit suggested as a question during the Democrat presidential debates, In this struggle for the existence of the very planet, would you call for bombing coal plants in India and China? Why not?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 02:35 PM (oGNNA)

376 And girls can't parallel park.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 02:06 PM (/tuJf)

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Let me know when you can parallel park a 53' trailer.

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 02:35 PM (RU4sa)

377 I looked underneath where the rails were mounted, and there were elaborate drawings and measurements, effort that would have been better spent just installing the rails to run left to right. You know, the way anyone else would do this.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:35 PM (+VZS9)

The Japanese solution would be to simply throw out all of your suit jackets save for one.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:37 PM (Ct55T)

378 The Wall is the saddest place on Earth.

Remember.

Posted by: pawn at May 25, 2019 02:37 PM (ti2yD)

379
The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering. -------

Say what?

Posted by: The Rolls Royce Merlin at May 25, 2019 02:38 PM (TAmPV)

380 Let me know when you can parallel park a 53' trailer.
Posted by: SMH
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*hastily digs foxhole*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:39 PM (CDGwz)

381 The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering. -------

Say what?
Posted by: The Rolls Royce Merlin at May 25, 2019 02:38 PM (TAmPV)


Queue forms to the left.

Posted by: Miss Shilling's orifice at May 25, 2019 02:39 PM (t+qrx)

382 Only thing I can say through tears is- Thank you !!!

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 25, 2019 02:39 PM (BqBId)

383
And girls can't parallel park.
=====

Curb feelers were invented for everyone.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2019 02:40 PM (MIKMs)

384 "That'll do"

Which was also the creed of British Leyland's quality control supervisors

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:32 PM (0Ntuf)


"Muddle through."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:40 PM (+VZS9)

385 Curb feelers were invented for everyone.
Posted by: mustbequantum
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See! It's not just me.

Posted by: Joey Biden at May 25, 2019 02:41 PM (xSo9G)

386 358 The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering.

*ahem*

Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:33 PM (CDGwz)

I say, shall we make a go of it?

Posted by: Hawker Hurricane at May 25, 2019 02:42 PM (0Ntuf)

387 >>Curb feelers were invented for everyone.

I haven't seen those in a long time. Car whiskers.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 02:43 PM (/tuJf)

388 There's a video kicking around of Angela Merkel a couple years ago at some victory party, she's on stage with fellow bastard Kraut politicos from her party (CDU? who the fuck cares at this point), and one of them is holding a Bundespfanne, gleefully smiling and waving the flag in celebration.

Merkel rips it out of his hand, throws it off stage, and scowls at him.

Thank Christ we've got a leader who loves our Flag, loves our Military, and loves the Country they stand for.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:43 PM (Ct55T)

389 Some new tire pressure monitoring system don't have sensors inside the wheels. They use the wheel speed sensors to detect differences in rotation speed. One wheel rotating faster means smaller diameter because of low pressure.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 02:43 PM (UdKB7)

390 The Brits are nice people, but they totally suck at engineering.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 02:27 PM (+VZS9)

Yet they crafted some of the finest guns in both World Wars.

The Enfield is one of the finest rifles ever made. The Afghans fought off the Red Army with them.

Posted by: Hawker Hurricane at May 25, 2019 02:46 PM (0Ntuf)

391 I will admit that after all the years of pulling a gooseneck trailer, I have lost the knack of backing a bumper pull with out a little correction.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 02:48 PM (eT+zM)

392 I say, shall we make a go of it?

Posted by: Hawker Hurricane at May 25, 2019 02:42 PM (0Ntuf)

I shall look down on all of you

Posted by: DeHavilland Mosquito at May 25, 2019 02:49 PM (0Ntuf)

393 The Brits may not be the kings of engineering anymore, but everyone is copying the Dyson Vacuum now.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:51 PM (0Ntuf)

394 Fine. But, just as a matter of curiosity, how much time are you personally investing in preserving American lives and freedom?

As far as something objective with a measurable result? Not one minute.

Now lots of money is being extracted from me, allegedly a portion of that goes to endeavors aimed at preserving not just American lives, but pretty much anyone who can get their claws into the welfare system. It takes a lot of billable hours to cover that and preserve my own life and liberty.

Then there is the preparation for maintaining life and liberty. How do you measure that? What counts? Building up martial skill sets? Living a life that promotes and advocates the character and skills that are consistent and required to maintain a Constitutional Republic?

Does standing in front of a Planned Parenthood, disciple young men, or participate in John Birch activities count?

Wearing a uniform doesn't necessarily mean preserving life and liberty. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it runs counter to preserving life and liberty.

Each person who died to preserve life and liberty whether in uniform or not did so as a call of duty, and for that they should be honored. It seems that Memorial Day filters out those who sacrificed while not on the government payroll.

Running around in some other country killing people and destroying things because your boss told you to can describe a soldier, a mercenary, a terrorist or an MS-13 gang banger.

We ask a lot from soldiers. I hate seeing them destroyed in the service of ungrateful people. But when asking mangled people who got that way in the Middle East, many proudly say that they did so in "service to their country".

I don't want to take that away from them, their choice, so its their honor and I respect that.

My question/complaint really is not about the individual, it is about the military in general - when will they actually defend legitimate causes?

Why in Hell are we militarily provoking the Iranians, the Chinese and the Russians? To what end? And am I supposed to get all Yankee Doodle when this saber rattling causes an incident?

Is it really a US interest to fight a war with China over Taiwan? Or spend billions of dollars and numerous lives to defend NATO member Turkey?

Right Now, with open borders and utter criminals running the government, while galavanting about the world causing mischief, we are materially and objectively losing liberty and freedom at a rate faster than if we were conquered by any foreign sovereign.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 02:52 PM (lD3vL)

395 I shall look down on all of you
Posted by: DeHavilland Mosquito
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Right.

Posted by: Termites at May 25, 2019 02:52 PM (xSo9G)

396 I'm starting to actually think they're using a body double for Melania... pics of POTUS and FLOTUS landing in Japan, and it just doesn't look like her...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 02:53 PM (Ct55T)

397 But for the Merlin, the P-51 would be barely a footnote in aviation history.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:54 PM (xSo9G)

398 >>I will admit that after all the years of pulling a gooseneck trailer, I have lost the knack of backing a bumper pull with out a little correction.

Do you remember those old International Harvester horse vans? My mom had one of those back in the day.

Thing was a tank but it topped out at about 55 mph which made for long drives to and from Florida.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 02:56 PM (/tuJf)

399 397 But for the Merlin, the P-51 would be barely a footnote in aviation history.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 02:54 PM (xSo9G)

Trivia question: Which company assembled the RR Merlin in America?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 02:59 PM (0Ntuf)

400
Trivia question: Which company assembled the RR Merlin in America?


Packard?

Posted by: The Rolls Royce Merlin at May 25, 2019 03:02 PM (TAmPV)

401 Suitable for desktop wallpaper (2048x1357):

http://tinyurl.com/y6y22pod

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 03:03 PM (t+qrx)

402 Pet thread's up, for all y'all fellow non-gardeners.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 03:03 PM (Ct55T)

403
Off legendary sock

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 03:03 PM (TAmPV)

404 Jackstraw, I used to see a lot of them at the track.

A friend had a smaller version of that, fit in the back of a pick up .Carried two horses.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 03:04 PM (eT+zM)

405 Trivia question: Which company assembled the RR Merlin in America?


Packard?
Posted by: The Rolls Royce Merlin
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Was it Packard exclusively? Certainly most...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2019 03:05 PM (CDGwz)

406 Packard?

Posted by: The Rolls Royce Merlin at May 25, 2019 03:02 PM (TAmPV)

Correct

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 03:05 PM (0Ntuf)

407
I'm starting to actually think they're using a body double for Melania... pics of POTUS and FLOTUS landing in Japan, and it just doesn't look like her...
Posted by: Warai-otoko

====

Dude, link!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (oGNNA)

408 Packard is correct. Ruined the company, sadly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (gKN/H)

409 *ahem*

Posted by: Supermarine Spitfire at May 25, 2019 02:33 PM (CDGwz)

You were brilliant, but remember who had to do the heavy lifting, mate!

Posted by: Avro Lancaster at May 25, 2019 03:07 PM (0Ntuf)

410 Sorry, i'm only nominally awake right now.

https://bit.ly/2W6ns4v

link to CTH. I don't usually go there, but someone else linked there and yaddy yadda yadda....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 03:09 PM (Ct55T)

411 Thank you very much! I lost three fellow Marines I'd trained with at Beirut in '83, just a few short months after we parted ways at Camp Pendleton. Memorial Day has always been a little harder since.
Semper Fi,
Mattski

Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:10 PM (FLyxJ)

412
link to CTH. I don't usually go there, but someone else linked there and yaddy yadda yadda....
Posted by: Warai-otoko

=====

Hmm, those pics in turn come from the Daily Mail, and the video is undoubtedly Melania. She may have had a wee touch of botox, but it's her.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 03:13 PM (oGNNA)

413 link to CTH. I don't usually go there, but someone else linked there and yaddy yadda yadda....
Posted by: Warai-otoko

=====

Hmm, those pics in turn come from the Daily Mail, and the video is undoubtedly Melania. She may have had a wee touch of botox, but it's her.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 03:13 PM (oGNNA)

Could also just be puffiness from a long flight. AF1 is the tits, but it's still an airplane.

So i guess i could be wrong.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 03:14 PM (Ct55T)

414
Packard also supplied the engines for the PT boats.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (TAmPV)

415
Pet thread's up, for all y'all fellow non-gardeners.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

=====

Non-gardener, non-pet-talker, non-chess-player... just a Saturday-killer.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (oGNNA)

416 408 Packard is correct. Ruined the company, sadly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (gKN/H)

Actually Packard did quite well in the immediate postwar period, they were outselling Cadillac up until 1950. It was their insufficient dealer distribution network that was probably their chief reason for ruin.

Mid 50's Packard V8's were incredibly smooth running machines. Excellent build quality too.


Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (0Ntuf)

417 Non-gardener, non-pet-talker, non-chess-player... just a Saturday-killer.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (oGNNA)

yep. same here.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 03:16 PM (Ct55T)

418
Could also just be puffiness from a long flight. AF1 is the tits, but it's still an airplane.

So i guess i could be wrong.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

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It's not only the face, it's the body. Definitely Melania.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 25, 2019 03:16 PM (oGNNA)

419 I sent the "obsolete skills" crap article to my wife.

Her response?

"Trouble is we already have a group with the suggested alternative skills. They're called women."

LOL. That's why I love her. One of the reasons, anyway.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 03:17 PM (+VZS9)

420 I do dig how Trump and Abe seem to be legit friends. I wouldn't be surprised if they call each other up just to bullshit now and again.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 03:21 PM (Ct55T)

421 What hath liberalism wrought?

Rotting Trash in Los Angeles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM21yCBn8HI

It's almost as if liberals/ Democrats/ Communists/ socialists/ progressives/ whatever you want to call them are simply UNFIT to govern.

It's just that simple. And now we're lurching headlong back into the Middle Ages.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 25, 2019 03:29 PM (+VZS9)

422 https://youtu.be/98AE3Cwh9uU

vid of Trump speaking in Japan to some business group or another. (American CoC in Japan maybe?)

He sounds like he's got a cold. Very low energy...

Hope he doesn't pull a Bush Sr. this afternoon!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 03:36 PM (Ct55T)

423 My favorite Memorial Day was in DC about 5 years ago...We started at the Air and Space museum, and I was telling my kids about Chuck Yeager and what he did in that orange X-plane...
We saw the Vietnam Memorial, and the WWII Memorial, the Korea Memorial...and caught the parade. As the Grand Marshall car pulled into view, I saw that their were co-Grand Marshalls...
None other than General Chuck Yeager, and Gary Sinise. I am getting chills typing this, as I did when I saw the same hero who I had just been telling my kids about, drive by waving to us just steps away.
We finished that day at Arlington, visiting so many heroes, including Audie Murphy, seeing the changing of the Old Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and witnessing the burial ceremony of yet another American hero, horse-drawn casket and all.
God Bless.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at May 25, 2019 03:41 PM (xKWHx)

424 I haven't seen a curb feeler on a car in so long I can't tell you when.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 03:44 PM (BbGew)

425 I haven't seen a curb feeler on a car in so long I can't tell you when. Posted by: Skip

Not since they threw Hillary into her personal campaign ambulance.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 25, 2019 04:31 PM (Ndje9)

426 Best book on Normandy is John Keegan's "Six Armies in Normandy", published in 1982 and reissued since. It covers the campaign from seven perspectives: American, British, Canadian, French, Polish, German -- and his own personal perspective as a London child growing up in the West Country while the American armies were assembling and training there. It's not a long book, but it's the one to read.

Posted by: William A Befort at May 25, 2019 05:51 PM (hJFOo)

427 Wonderful photos, KT. Thanks to all who contributed.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 06:32 PM (XoAz8)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

rise-shine-20161229-124 (1).jpg

***

Travel weekends are a PIA.

Wow, Memorial Day weekend is here. Time has been flying. Feel free to chat away in this open thread.

Have a nice weekend!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:09 AM




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1 This time?

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 08:10 AM (Z/jzm)

2 And with that, I need to get moving. Have a great Saturday, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 08:12 AM (Z/jzm)

3 Looks like no one is up yet...

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 25, 2019 08:14 AM (PzBTm)

4 I'll admit it.
I never acquired the taste for coffee.
Or cigarettes.
I'm not a big fan of tea either, it driese my mouth out.

I'm practically a Mormon.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at May 25, 2019 08:15 AM (TtRPQ)

5 Boys put Pokémon hunting on hold to help elderly man across street:

https://tinyurl.com/yynn44xz

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 08:15 AM (ahS0B)

6 I'm ditching my pie graph skills and taking up bar charts.

Posted by: I'm a beautiful guy at May 25, 2019 08:15 AM (UdKB7)

7 Willowed

((anyone know the back story on Rolling thunder?)

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I read something briefly, probably here. This is their last year because the permit hoops are becoming onerous. You know. The reason anti-first-amendment folks don't bother.

One side obeying the law and the other side getting away with ignoring it can only go on for so long.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:16 AM (lPsvG)

8 I'm into scatter graphs myself.

Run away!

-Brave Sir Robin

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at May 25, 2019 08:17 AM (TtRPQ)

9 Dog photobombs baby picture:

https://tinyurl.com/y2hbeqt6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 08:17 AM (ahS0B)

10 All righty. Time to get some stuff done.

Or at the least, find our where in the heck my wife hid the rest of the cookies

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:18 AM (vd8XM)

11 I slept in. Woke up at ten til 7. Yard and driveway littered with small branches and leaves, deck furniture nowhere near where it's supposed to be. Could have been worse I suppose. Must have been a casual tornado.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:18 AM (dUJdY)

12 This thread is suspiciously like the last thread.

Posted by: I'm a beautiful guy at May 25, 2019 08:18 AM (UdKB7)

13 I wonder if arrests of the coup plotters will be televised or not. Watching the smirk get wiped off that douchebag Strozk's face would be glorious.

Posted by: jmel at May 25, 2019 08:19 AM (OeWgo)

14 >>>> I read something briefly, probably here. This is their last year because the permit hoops are becoming onerous. You know. The reason anti-first-amendment folks don't bother.
~~~~~

Fingers crossed...

@realDonaldTrump:
Can't believe that Rolling Thunder would be given a hard time with permits in Washington, D.C. They are great Patriots who I have gotten to know and see in action. They love our Country and love our Flag. If I can help, I will!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2019 08:19 AM (NtglE)

15 Mmmmmm, kawfee. Had way too much of it on our trip along the Mediterranean shores.
Now back to decaf while reading morning Ace.

Posted by: SnailRacer at May 25, 2019 08:19 AM (LOdIm)

16 Does a formal tornado wear a tux?

Just asking.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2019 08:21 AM (0OWcv)

17 WTFO??

Posted by: I am a lumberjack and I am ok at May 25, 2019 08:21 AM (JFO2v)

18 Man gives falcon a snack while she's watching over her eggs:

What a beautiful bird!

https://tinyurl.com/y4596rca

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 08:21 AM (ahS0B)

19 I do think with this insomnia coffee is the only thing keeping me awake

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:21 AM (BbGew)

20 12 This thread is suspiciously like the last thread

♫ I Got You Babe ♫

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at May 25, 2019 08:22 AM (TtRPQ)

21 > I wonder if arrests of the coup plotters will be televised or not.

I would gladly lay out the money for pay-per-view if I could see that asswipe Comey getting frogmarched off in cuffs.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2019 08:22 AM (0OWcv)

22 21 > I wonder if arrests of the coup plotters will be televised or not.

I would gladly lay out the money for pay-per-view if I could see that asswipe Comey getting frogmarched off in cuffs.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2019 08:22 AM (0OWcv)

Can I bring a camp chair and ice chest?

Posted by: I am a lumberjack and I am ok at May 25, 2019 08:23 AM (JFO2v)

23 I read something briefly, probably here. This is their last year because the permit hoops are becoming onerous. You know. The reason anti-first-amendment folks don't bother.

One side obeying the law and the other side getting away with ignoring it can only go on for so long.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:16 AM (lPsvG)

Aah ok thanks!

I suspect DJT will do something about those permit hoops.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 08:23 AM (cF8AT)

24 Good Morning Ya'll,

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 25, 2019 08:23 AM (phXI6)

25 off wood sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 08:24 AM (JFO2v)

26 I'm 60/40 on televised arrests. I'm also leaning towards the full on SWAT style 4am no-knock style that they apparently enjoy so much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:24 AM (lPsvG)

27 Mornin' Horde!

I give you the world's most accurate pie chart:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4sy647n

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (8g9zh)

28 Unfortunately the MFM won't report much of this if any....They are to busy combing Trumps financial records from 10 years ago to bother.

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (Lx7fT)

29 enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (Pg+x7)

30 Levin played audio last night of the Morning Homewreckers praising Pelosi Galore for being in contact with reality and lucid, with Low IQ Meeka repeating "sharp as a tack" like a retarded parrot about the babbling crone. What's really sharp is the barbed cock of Satan impaling her jooooo hating Daddy dearest for all eternity. Maybe Deliverance Joe can write a song about that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (y7DUB)

31 > I'm also leaning towards the full on SWAT style 4am no-knock style that they apparently enjoy so much.

Except for the dog-shooting.

Comey's dog, if he has one, has done nothing wrong as far as I know, other than having the bad luck to be Comey's dog.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (0OWcv)

32 Speaking of coups.... whatever happened in Venezuela?

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 08:27 AM (UUBmN)

33 I do think with this insomnia coffee is the only thing keeping me awake
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:21 AM (BbGew)

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

I think I see the problem..

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2019 08:28 AM (8g9zh)

34 Wait, wait, I'm only partly through the last thread...

sigh.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 08:29 AM (rPjB9)

35 Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (y7DUB)

It's unreal. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together can see Pelosi has lost it. She has definitely suffered some brain damage. Not joking.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:30 AM (dUJdY)

36 I suspect DJT will do something about those permit hoops

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I honestly don't know how that works. I suspect they're local ordinances, but DC is a federal district. Does the president have super-mayor control over the little stuff like that?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:30 AM (lPsvG)

37 Morning all, off to get charcoal. The pork shoulder will not smoke itself.

Posted by: nonGu at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (nonGu)

38 I honestly don't know how that works. I suspect they're local ordinances, but DC is a federal district. Does the president have super-mayor control over the little stuff like that?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:30 AM (lPsvG)
~~~~~

It's the Pentagon giving them a hard time.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (NtglE)

39 A'll y'all,
A quick update on the medical issues:
1) The bone and CAT scans were clean, the cancer is confined to the prostate.
2) I can put of treatment until later in the year, allowing me to finish out my Powerlifting career in October at Raw Natls.

3) Still investigating whether to go with surgery or radiation when the time comes, prognosis is pretty much the same with either choice.
4) THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...THE "HORDE" IS IN GOOD WITH THE LORD!

Posted by: browndog at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (bGMOs)

40 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (Y+V3r)

41
I honestly don't know how that works. I suspect they're local
ordinances, but DC is a federal district. Does the president have
super-mayor control over the little stuff like that?

--

1. He'll try.
2. He'll get blocked.
3. Or he'll succeed and then;
4. Hawaiian judge who donated to Obama will block.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 25, 2019 08:33 AM (JoUsr)

42 Morning, y'all! Beeeautiful AM here in Texas.


So, wassup?

*pours coffeve*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 25, 2019 08:33 AM (6qErC)

43 It's the Pentagon giving them a hard time

-

Oh well that seems easy enough, then.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:34 AM (lPsvG)

44 Hang dai browndog.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:35 AM (lPsvG)

45 Posted by: browndog at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (bGMOs)

Thanks for the update, brother. I was wondering how things were going. Will continue to keep you in prayer (FenSpouse and I prayed for you this morning) and I will put the update on the prayer list for Wednesday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 08:35 AM (ahS0B)

46 'Mornin.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2019 08:35 AM (Z/5Cj)

47 Comey's dog, if he has one, has done nothing wrong as far as I know, other than having the bad luck to be Comey's dog.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (0OWcv)


Hey, punk.

One, I'm not "Comey's Dog". He's my slightly retarded human.

Two, who do you think is the brains of this outfit anyway?

Three, shddup your mouth. If you know what good for you.

Posted by: Patches at May 25, 2019 08:35 AM (CRRq9)

48 3) Still investigating whether to go with surgery or radiation when the time comes, prognosis is pretty much the same with either choice.
4) THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...THE "HORDE" IS IN GOOD WITH THE LORD!

Posted by: browndog at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (bGMOs)

Prayers continue...and good luck with your power lifting!

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 08:36 AM (cF8AT)

49 33 It is a vicious cycle, up way to early, coffee to get moving, afternoon ran down so short nap, later to bed for another short night.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:36 AM (BbGew)

50 It's the Pentagon giving them a hard time.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (NtglE)

Da fuq?! Why?

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 08:38 AM (cF8AT)

51 Good morning everyone. browndog, that's great news! So happy for you.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 08:39 AM (aXucN)

52 Thanks for the inclusion Fen...

Posted by: browndog at May 25, 2019 08:40 AM (bGMOs)

53 That's good browndog. Will continue to pray!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:40 AM (dUJdY)

54 Fat Nadler dead yet?

More coffee.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 08:40 AM (Z+IKu)

55 - Da fuq?! Why?


It's a government agency staffed with thousands of mini-dictators just like every other government agency.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 25, 2019 08:43 AM (4thlk)

56 16
Does a formal tornado wear a tux?



Just asking.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 25, 2019 08:21 AM (0OWcv)

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Depends on the neighborhood.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 25, 2019 08:44 AM (cfSRQ)

57 We can run with scissors?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 08:44 AM (u82oZ)

58 Good morning. I just spilt my entire first cup of coffee. Ack. This will not deter me, brewing another pot. Coffee, coffee, coffee. Thanks MH for the morning coffee break thread.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 08:45 AM (WWS2B)

59 From Military(dot)com:

Bikers coming in from across the country traditionally assemble in parking lots around the Pentagon, where Rolling Thunder would sell products such as pins, patches, and flags to raise additional money.

A particular point of contention, according to Muller, was a growing lack of cooperation with security forces at the Pentagon who he accused of diverting the bikers and not allowing them to enter the parking lots, which also prevented participants from buying Rolling Thunder products.

Department of Defense spokeswoman Susan L. Gough has denied those charges, saying the DoD is focused on supporting Rolling Thunder's right to protest while at the same time ensuring the safety and security of both the bikers and the Pentagon complex itself.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2019 08:45 AM (NtglE)

60 The coup supporters AKA journalist's have been yelling to every person in the world that Michelle ( big mike) Obama is the most beautiful woman since 2008.

So yeah Pelosi obviously does not have any problems with her thought process or speech.

Posted by: Parker Longbaugh at May 25, 2019 08:45 AM (IoIaQ)

61 Does a formal tornado wear a tux?

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Depends on the neighborhood.

-

If you look closely you'll realize it's just a t-shirt with a screenprinted tuxedo design and some Miller Lite stains.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:46 AM (lPsvG)

62 Coming in from Annapolis last night, we saw a few Rolling Thunder folks on motorcycles on the Beltway. When our kids were younger we used to have baseball and soccer tournaments on Memorial Day weekend and we would be driving everywhere and see them wherever we would go.

A couple years ago we drove right by the Pentagon area where they were all gathered, ready to start. It's hard to believe they won't be doing it any more.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 08:46 AM (aXucN)

63 Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 08:44 AM (u82oZ)

Did you get any wicked weather last night? Spent about 45 minutes in the basement but we were spared. Just a few small limbs lost.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:46 AM (dUJdY)

64 32
Speaking of coups.... whatever happened in Venezuela?

Posted by: lin-duh

Local news story, nothing to see here. NEWS FLASH: Trump uses two layers of toilet paper but only lets staff use one!!!!!11!

Posted by: CNN's Autoresponse at May 25, 2019 08:46 AM (AFzCY)

65 Fenelon - feeding the falcon and dog photobomb - both great, thanks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 08:46 AM (rPjB9)

66 I'm practically a Mormon.
Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at May 25, 2019 08:15 AM (TtRPQ)

Can I borrow one of your wives for a few minutes?

It doesn't matter which one...maybe the one you like the least.

Posted by: Robert at May 25, 2019 08:47 AM (vXmkA)

67 Or at the least, find our where in the heck my wife hid the rest of the cookies


********

Sounds like a worthy cause for the Horde. Where's the last place you remember seeing them?

Did you look behind something healthy in a big box on the top shelf Like a package of dried lentils?

Do you have a drop down ceiling?

Gun safe?

Check her sewing machine cabinet?

What kind of cookies are we talking about by the way?

Stuffed between floor joists in the basement?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:47 AM (m45I2)

68 NEWS FLASH: Trump uses two layers of toilet paper but only lets staff use one!!!!!11!
Posted by: CNN's Autoresponse at May 25, 2019 08:46 AM (AFzCY)

Trump wipes with Charmin, everyone else forced to use Angel Soft.

Posted by: Robert at May 25, 2019 08:48 AM (vXmkA)

69 Did you look INSIDE the package of dried lentils?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:48 AM (m45I2)

70 Muldoon, that's sounds suspiciously like you've been in his shoes before.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 08:48 AM (aXucN)

71 If you look closely you'll realize it's just a t-shirt with a screenprinted tuxedo design and some Miller Lite stains.

--

I can't help but think of the movie Carrie when I read, see or hear anything about screen-printed tuxedos. It's the only time I've ever seen one.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (JoUsr)

72 Department of Defense spokeswoman Susan L. Gough has denied those charges, saying the DoD is focused on supporting Rolling Thunder's right to protest while at the same time ensuring the safety and security of both the bikers and the Pentagon complex itself.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 25, 2019 08:45 AM (NtglE)

*and we're getting tired of having to park so far away from the door.*

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (cF8AT)

73 Is this the thread we get to cuss?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (EZebt)

74 Fat Nadler dead yet?



More coffee.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 08:40 AM (Z+IKu)


Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg: Dead? He looked healthy to me

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (hmx5z)

75 Jewells45: Just a few small limbs lost.

Michelle Fields (is that her name?) joke goes here but I'm too lazy to make it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (rPjB9)

76
Department of Defense spokeswoman Susan L. Gough has denied those charges, saying the DoD is focused on supporting Rolling Thunder's right to protest while at the same time ensuring the safety and security of both the bikers and the Pentagon complex itself

-

Say, can anyone think of a good way to get a few thousand people to come wander around a small area in a very disorganized and disruptive way?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (lPsvG)

77
Stuffed between floor joists in the basement?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:47 AM (m45I2)

I'd think that's more appropriate for hiding bodies instead of cookies.

Posted by: Robert at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (vXmkA)

78 Prayers for browndog and those suffering from the flooding rains. More rain expected, they say this could end up to be historic.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 08:50 AM (WWS2B)

79 Did you look in the fake air vent?

Laundry hamper or other places a man is not likely to go?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:50 AM (m45I2)

80 Burrp!

Posted by: Marooned at May 25, 2019 08:50 AM (8hRlF)

81 It was on Rich Zeoli on 1210am that heard a good explanation of the swamp mentality, they are entrenched in their jobs 10 years or more and have the view politicians come and go so they can outlast any investigations if they can stall them long enough. And so have immunity to their actions or spending practices.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:50 AM (BbGew)

82 Michelle Fields (is that her name?) joke goes here but I'm too lazy to make it.

lol.. that was poorly phrased by me. Tree limbs of course. The poor ash tree out back keeps losing a limb here and there. Looking a bit sparse these days.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:51 AM (dUJdY)

83 Fallon's ratings are apparently tanking so they are shaking up their staff. Maybe it's Fallon and the constant Trump hate gangbang? Nah. must just be some bad writers. Every late night show on currently sucks ballz.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2019 08:51 AM (8AaUb)

84 And dobroe ytro morons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 08:52 AM (EZebt)

85 Laundry hamper or other places a man is not likely to go?
Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:50 AM (m45I2)
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Like where the vacuum or cleaning supplies are stored? Oh wait, that's the place where I never go.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 08:52 AM (aXucN)

86 It's unreal. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together can see Pelosi has lost it. She has definitely suffered some brain damage. Not joking.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:30 AM (dUJdY)

Like, she seems fine to me.

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at May 25, 2019 08:52 AM (Izzlo)

87 Monaco qualifying up next

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:52 AM (BbGew)

88 lol.. that was poorly phrased by me. Tree limbs of course. The poor ash tree out back keeps losing a limb here and there. Looking a bit sparse these days.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:51 AM


Well, everyone's ash looks worse over time.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2019 08:53 AM (8AaUb)

89 And dobroe ytro morons.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 08:52 AM (EZebt)
-----------

Same to you, unless you've already started cussing.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 08:53 AM (aXucN)

90 @thehill

Federal judge partially blocks Trump's $1 billion border wall plan http://hill.cm/3Y0Zg8f

California U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, who was appointed by former President Obama, issued the order, which does not fully halt construction, but would limit additional border fencing to specific areas. It would also block the transfer of about $1 billion in Pentagon funds from various projects to pay for the construction of a wall.

here's more at the link. This is really getting out of hand.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 08:53 AM (cF8AT)

91 I would suggest looking in the place where Missus Muldoon hides our cookies, but I don't know where it is. Dammit.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:53 AM (m45I2)

92 Jewells45

The storm passed south of us. A few days ago a tornado passed just north of us. Last week, however, direct hit from toad-strangler amounts of rain.

The storm tracks are NE, so depends on the start point, unless the squall line is state-wide.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 08:55 AM (u82oZ)

93 California U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam

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It's neat that an unelected judge in Podunk, Arkansas holds the same power as the president.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:55 AM (lPsvG)

94 "t-shirt with a screenprinted tuxedo design"

Back in the '80s, someone gave us a "robot butler." It was an R/C base with a balloon butler holding a wobbly tray that you would never really put anything liquid on.

Sort of like this
theoldrobots.com/images101/Servitron-a7.JPG
but with a tuxedo tee.

We kept the butler's tuxedo tee long after the butler was deflated and gone.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 08:55 AM (rPjB9)

95 Federal judge partially blocks Trump's $1 billion border wall plan http://hill.cm/3Y0Zg8f



California U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, who was
appointed by former President Obama, issued the order, which does not
fully halt construction, but would limit additional border fencing to
specific areas. It would also block the transfer of about $1 billion in
Pentagon funds from various projects to pay for the construction of a
wall.



here's more at the link. This is really getting out of hand.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 08:53 AM (cF8AT)

Trying to remember where it says in the Constitution that judges have supreme and ultimate power in this country

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 08:56 AM (hmx5z)

96 Like where the vacuum or cleaning supplies are stored? Oh wait, that's the place where I never go.


********

Vacuum cleaner? Great idea! Check for a false compartment inside the vacuum cleaner.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:56 AM (m45I2)

97 32 Speaking of coups.... whatever happened in Venezuela?
Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 08:27 AM (UUBmN)

they all died

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 08:57 AM (JFO2v)

98 Need more Covefe. Just got back from Hawaii and my jet lag is kicking my ass. Not sure if I should have covefe or beer?

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2019 08:57 AM (8AaUb)

99 And dobroe ytro morons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 08:52 AM (EZebt)


And a Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto to you

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 08:58 AM (hmx5z)

100 Re:cookies

Is there a project she's been hinting at for a while?

Look in that area.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:58 AM (lPsvG)

101 63 Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 08:44 AM (u82oZ)

Did you get any wicked weather last night? Spent about 45 minutes in the basement but we were spared. Just a few small limbs lost.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:46 AM (dUJdY)

Sounds like a review for the new Saw movie

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 08:58 AM (JFO2v)

102 Mmmmm, Pie!

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at May 25, 2019 08:58 AM (SE87h)

103 Trying to remember where it says in the Constitution that judges have supreme and ultimate power in this country


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 08:56 AM (hmx5z)

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So the judiciary now controls appropriations as well. At the district court level?

Neat.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 25, 2019 08:58 AM (cfSRQ)

104 Here's a suggestion. Drive to the grocery store with a tape measure. Go to the cookie aisle. Measure the dimensions of the cookie package. Then go home and look in all the places big enough to hold a package that size.

While you're there you could pick up some fresh milk for when you do find the cookies. Genius!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:59 AM (m45I2)

105 @104- unless they are homemade and not store-bought. Then that won't work.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:00 AM (m45I2)

106 Trying to remember where it says in the Constitution that judges have supreme and ultimate power in this country

It doesn't. Isn't commie revisionism marvelous?

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at May 25, 2019 09:00 AM (EgshT)

107 73 Is this the thread we get to cuss?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 08:49 AM (EZebt)

HELL NO

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:00 AM (JFO2v)

108 It's unreal. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together can see Pelosi has lost it. She has definitely suffered some brain damage. Not joking.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 08:30 AM (dUJdY)


The entire donk party is made up of geriatric retards who just babble away. Durbin, Biden, Leaky Leahy, ChiFi, Lurch, Bernie and Schooomer are all so far past their prime they can't remember it. No wonder a goof like Alfred E. Buttplug gets them as jizzed up as the JEF did before it was revealed what a brainless dunce he is.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 09:00 AM (y7DUB)

109 Muldoon, that's brilliant. Way better than what I was going to suggest, which was making cookies himself.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:00 AM (aXucN)

110 So the judiciary now controls appropriations as well. At the district court level?

Neat.

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I'd love to see this had fun with. Send all of California's district budgets to the judges of those districts to sign off on before returning them to Trump's feds.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:00 AM (lPsvG)

111 Or that Barak could appoint robed rulers to run the country 20 years after him.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 09:01 AM (BbGew)

112 @HarrietBaldwin

She said this out loud! Nicolle Wallace asks Beto O’Rourke to play media critic: 'What can we do better?

https://tinyurl.com/y36ux3r4
via @BIZPACReview

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:01 AM (cF8AT)

113 There was a method to my incompetence.

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at May 25, 2019 09:02 AM (EgshT)

114 It was on Rich Zeoli on 1210am that heard a good explanation of the swamp mentality, they are entrenched in their jobs 10 years or more and have the view politicians come and go so they can outlast any investigations if they can stall them long enough. And so have immunity to their actions or spending practices.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:50 AM (BbGew)


Didn't Reagan say we are always one election away from disaster?
The very existence of the Deep State is inimical to conservative concepts because it decreases their well deserved unaccountable power and puts them at risk. They have no problem with our pursuing actions that put US at risk since we are just a source of funding, laundered through Congress with only a modest skim for the graft.
Your fellow residents voted (and voted and recounted) for the current insanity going on in Nazi Pelosi's House of Clowns and demonstrated that the Deep State could rest easy, because eventually a "progressive" Administration WILL be voted in and it will be subject to NONE of the delay, obfuscation, and illegal judicial rulings that have tied Trump's hands for years now.
Best part is that our stalwart "conservative" GOP Establishment will still be cheering them on.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:02 AM (AZxMX)

115 It's neat that an unelected judge in Podunk, Arkansas holds the same power as the president.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines
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Really. I just don't get it. Judge probably knows the Clintons too. Judge is evil. Hope hail the size of basketballs rain down on judge.

Posted by: NOS4A2 at May 25, 2019 09:02 AM (WWS2B)

116 Same to you, unless you've already started cussing.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 08:53 AM (aXucN)

===

Buenas dias in Russian

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 09:03 AM (EZebt)

117 "Beto, what can the people who have had exclusive political control over all the horrible sh*holes in the United States for the past 50-100 years do better?"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:04 AM (lPsvG)

118 Trying to remember where it says in the Constitution that judges have supreme and ultimate power in this country
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 08:56 AM (hmx5z)


It all started with Marbury v Madison, a truly wretched ruling which should've been smacked down immediately.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 09:04 AM (y7DUB)

119
Or at the least, find our where in the heck my wife hid the rest of the cookies
Posted by: Bruce

******


Wait a second. This is a euphemism for sex isn't it?


Though come to think of it, most of my suggestions still hold valid. Except maybe the vacuum cleaner.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:04 AM (m45I2)

120 104 Here's a suggestion. Drive to the grocery store with a tape measure. Go to the cookie aisle. Measure the dimensions of the cookie package. Then go home and look in all the places big enough to hold a package that size.

While you're there you could pick up some fresh milk for when you do find the cookies. Genius!
Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:59 AM (m45I2)

My MIL died 8 year ago and was notorious for hiding candy. My FIL died last July. While cleaning out house they found much more hidden candy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:05 AM (JFO2v)

121 Typhoons relenting
Deluge waters receding
Dumb dead worm corpses

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 09:06 AM (rPjB9)

122 My MIL died 8 year ago and was notorious for hiding candy. My FIL died last July. While cleaning out house they found much more hidden candy.

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An elder law attorney I know tells me that lots of money is lost/found that way, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:07 AM (lPsvG)

123 111 Or that Barak could appoint robed rulers to run the country 20 years after him.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 09:01 AM (BbGew)

You may laugh but one judge claimed PDT could not end an Exec Order by Bhussein as Bhussein intended it to go on forever.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:07 AM (JFO2v)

124 Trying to remember where it says in the Constitution that judges have supreme and ultimate power in this country

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 08:56 AM (hmx5z)


It's in the same Article as the one that says a "natural born Citizen" really means anyone born on this planet!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:07 AM (AZxMX)

125 120 104 Here's a suggestion. Drive to the grocery store with a tape measure. Go to the cookie aisle. Measure the dimensions of the cookie package. Then go home and look in all the places big enough to hold a package that size.

While you're there you could pick up some fresh milk for when you do find the cookies. Genius!
Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 08:59 AM (m45I2)

My MIL died 8 year ago and was notorious for hiding candy. My FIL died last July. While cleaning out house they found much more hidden candy.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:05 AM (JFO2v)

When I bought my current car from the trade in lot at the dealership where I used to work, the spare tire well was filled with old hard candy that had fused together.

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2019 09:07 AM (Izzlo)

126 My MIL died 8 year ago and was notorious for hiding candy. My FIL died last July. While cleaning out house they found much more hidden candy.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:05 AM (JFO2v)
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When I die, maybe they'll find all the things I hid for Christmas presents for the kids and then couldn't find on Christmas Eve.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:08 AM (aXucN)

127 It all started with Marbury v Madison, a truly wretched ruling which should've been smacked down immediately.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 09:04 AM
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Ah, so that's when it started. Back when men still wore pretty stockings and cute bows to hold back their long hair?

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:09 AM (WWS2B)

128 . While cleaning out house they found much more hidden candy.
Posted by: rhennigantx


*******


I like that story. I picture it like Halloween, sorting the stash into "good" "meh" and "yuck" piles.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:09 AM (m45I2)

129 An elder law attorney I know tells me that lots of money is lost/found that way, too.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:07 AM (lPsvG)

My FIL had about 200 bucks in coins in safe deposit boxes. And bad fake Rolex watches.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:09 AM (JFO2v)

130 Ah, so that's when it started. Back when men still wore pretty stockings and cute bows to hold back their long hair?

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:09 AM (WWS2B)

Nah, bro', the gentry all wore lace wigs!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:09 AM (AZxMX)

131 Josephistan, I hope the candy was in bags so it was easy to remove.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:09 AM (aXucN)

132 Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:50 AM (BbGew)

And those staffers all go to the same poli-sci classes with the same professors at the same (mostly Ivy League/Stanford) universities, so it's hardly surprising they are *all* America-hating progressives who automatically do their part without needing an actual conspiracy.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 09:10 AM (uquGJ)

133 When I die, maybe they'll find all the things I hid for Christmas presents for the kids and then couldn't find on Christmas Eve.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:08 AM (aXucN)

Clark Griswald

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:10 AM (JFO2v)

134 I have guests who consume mass quantities when they stay with me. In winter I hide cold beverages on the deck.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 09:10 AM (3FOeT)

135 My granddad kept a bottle of peach brandy hidden in the ceiling joists down in his basement. All of us grandkids knew where. Grandma did not.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:11 AM (m45I2)

136
@HarrietBaldwin



She said this out loud! Nicolle Wallace asks Beto O'Rourke to play media critic: 'What can we do better?



https://tinyurl.com/y36ux3r4

via @BIZPACReview

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:01 AM (cF8AT)

I'll tell you, but first...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:11 AM (hmx5z)

137 Clark Griswald
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:10 AM (JFO2v)
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I've never seen that movie. Is that what happened? Or do you mean they'll find him hidden in my house when I die?

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:11 AM (aXucN)

138 122 My MIL died 8 year ago and was notorious for hiding candy. My FIL died last July. While cleaning out house they found much more hidden candy.

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An elder law attorney I know tells me that lots of money is lost/found that way, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:07 AM (lPsvG)

When my grandma died, we found cash all over...taped under chairs, silver coins in envelopes hidden everywhere, closets, drawers, etc.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:11 AM (cF8AT)

139 Captain Hate I'm going to check that out. I too have wondered how some podunk judge can force a president to do or not do something that's well within his power.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 09:12 AM (dUJdY)

140 When I bought my current car from the trade in lot at the dealership where I used to work, the spare tire well was filled with old hard candy that had fused together.
Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2019 09:07 AM (Izzlo)

Infamous candy smuggling MS11 gang maybe

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:12 AM (JFO2v)

141 Putting a brainless whore like Nicolle Wallace in a position of responsibility for a Presidential candidate's campaign, along with a dunce like Steve Schmidt, is something only the GOP could do.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 09:12 AM (y7DUB)

142 Missus Muldoon has been known to stash the occasional $20 bill between the pages of an obscure book on our shelves.

Now that I'm retired I'm thinking I should take up reading obscure books for cigar money. Hope the grandkids haven't beat me to it.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:13 AM (m45I2)

143 When I die, maybe they'll find all the things I hid for Christmas presents for the kids and then couldn't find on Christmas Eve.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:08 AM (aXucN)

LOL! My mom use to do that. In July, she'd come out with some gift, "Here, I meant to give this to you for Christmas but I forgot where I put it. I just found it."

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:13 AM (cF8AT)

144 When I die, maybe they'll find all the things I hid for Christmas presents for the kids and then couldn't find on Christmas Eve.


It happens.

Posted by: Clark Griswold at May 25, 2019 09:13 AM (EgshT)

145 I don't deny them the drinks, just manage the consumption.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 09:13 AM (3FOeT)

146 Hope the grandkids haven't beat me to it.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:13 AM (m45I2)
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Much like you and your granddad's peach brandy, I suspect your grandkids already know.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:14 AM (aXucN)

147 >>When I die, maybe they'll find all the things I hid for Christmas presents for the kids and then couldn't find on Christmas Eve.


Heh, same here.
I buy presents throughout the year and then tuck them away in places that are safe from memory.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 09:14 AM (W+vEI)

148 142 Missus Muldoon has been known to stash the occasional $20 bill between the pages of an obscure book on our shelves.

Now that I'm retired I'm thinking I should take up reading obscure books for cigar money. Hope the grandkids haven't beat me to it.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:13 AM (m45I2)

IF I receive invitation to a graduation I send a book as gift. Then tape 20s thought out book. So on family vaca 4 or 5 years ago nephew buys me beer and says thanks for book and money. His sis says all I got was book. He says did you read it? pretty funny!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:15 AM (JFO2v)

149 Nah, bro', the gentry all wore lace wigs!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:09 AM
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Powered wigs and fake beauty marks. BTW, I'm a girl and even I wouldn't wear beehive powered wigs and beauty marks, unless I was going to a costume party.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:15 AM (WWS2B)

150 >>LOL! My mom use to do that. In July, she'd come out with some gift, "Here, I meant to give this to you for Christmas but I forgot where I put it. I just found it."

Mine too.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 09:16 AM (/tuJf)

151 Good news: Grandma hid lots of candy and we found it.

Bad news: It's all root beer hard candies and maple chews.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:16 AM (m45I2)

152 I just found out that Tami and JackStraw are my children.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:17 AM (aXucN)

153 Nicole Wallace is a twit.

Posted by: NOS4A2 at May 25, 2019 09:17 AM (WWS2B)

154 141. It's pretty clear by now the GOP is thoroughly infiltrated by democommies, at every level.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 09:17 AM (3FOeT)

155

Nicolle Wallace and her husband of 14 years are getting a divorce,
and she's reportedly dating one of her show's regular contributors.The
longtime host of MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" is dating New York
Times writer Michael S. Schmidt, who appears on her show often.



Which came first the "dating" or the divorce?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:17 AM (hmx5z)

156 IF I receive invitation to a graduation I send a book as gift. Then tape 20s thought out book. So on family vaca 4 or 5 years ago nephew buys me beer and says thanks for book and money. His sis says all I got was book. He says did you read it? pretty funny!
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:15 AM (JFO2v)
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Brilliant. I hope the book was Letters to a Young Conservative or the like.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:18 AM (aXucN)

157 Let me try that again


Nicolle Wallace and her husband of 14 years are getting a divorce,

and she's reportedly dating one of her show's regular contributors.The

longtime host of MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" is dating New York

Times writer Michael S. Schmidt, who appears on her show often.


Which came first the "dating" or the divorce?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:18 AM (hmx5z)

158 Heh, same here.
I buy presents throughout the year and then tuck them away in places that are safe from memory.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 09:14 AM (W+vEI)

I have an unused bedroom upstairs that holds all gifts purchased throughout the year for Christmas, bdays, etc. I call it my 'store'. Has everything I need for wrapping...long table, paper, bows, tape, scissors.

Got tired of everything being every where.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:18 AM (cF8AT)

159 I'm having a stay-cation this weekend. Traffic was already getting sporty by noon yesterday.

Nice morning for a walk though. Got me a six-pack of Flying Dog to offset the exercise and fresh air.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:18 AM (kQs4Y)

160 The dent was in the car before I borrowed it.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 09:19 AM (/tuJf)

161 152 I just found out that Tami and JackStraw are my children.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:17 AM (aXucN)

Oh good!

Please amend your will.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:19 AM (cF8AT)

162 Which came first the "dating" or the divorce?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:17 AM (hmx5z)

dating

prolly more like shagging or banging or humping or just plain old fukn

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:20 AM (JFO2v)

163
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way
To say "lol get f*cked."

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at May 25, 2019 09:20 AM (EgshT)

164 Rhen -- genius! I'l have to try that.

Bluebell, I have a cookie-baking question. Do you use a special cookie sheet (like a double layer one) or silpat? I don't want my cookies to stick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:21 AM (kQs4Y)

165 Please amend your will.
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:19 AM
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Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:21 AM (WWS2B)

166 We had a friend we nicknamed 'The Thing That Wouldn't Leave'. She would not leave a party until everything edible, drinkable and smokable was consumed.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 09:21 AM (3FOeT)

167 Please amend your will.
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:19 AM (cF8AT)
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You and your brother Jack will get all the gifts I stashed away and also all the cookies I stashed away. No hard candy, though.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM (aXucN)

168 Captain Hate I'm going to check that out. I too have wondered how some podunk judge can force a president to do or not do something that's well within his power.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 09:12 AM (dUJdY)


Obviously things that are plainly stated in the Constitution don't mean a fucking thing to these black robed tyrants who just make shit up on the fly. It would help if we had a Chief Justice that seemed to care less about DJT associating judges with who appointed them than the integrity of the rulings those dolts issue. Then again, that's the cocksucker who appointed all the FISA judges so maybe an early unplanned retirement is in his future.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM (y7DUB)

169 Brilliant. I hope the book was Letters to a Young Conservative or the like.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:18 AM (aXucN)

Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover

So same niece that did not read the book finally read the book and dumped he flease benz bought a used car etc etc

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM (JFO2v)

170 Bad news: It's all root beer hard candies and maple chews.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 09:16 AM (m45I2)
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Ribbon candy in a glass dish dating from the Hoover administration!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM (kQs4Y)

171 Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way
To say "lol get f*cked."

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at May 25, 2019 09:20 AM (EgshT)


The next time the Japs want to bomb Hawaii, I say have fun boys

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM (hmx5z)

172 >>IF I receive invitation to a graduation I send a book as gift. Then tape 20s thought out book. So on family vaca 4 or 5 years ago nephew buys me beer and says thanks for book and money. His sis says all I got was book. He says did you read it? pretty funny!

I LOVE this idea. Consider it stolen.
- - -
>>I have an unused bedroom upstairs that holds all gifts purchased throughout the year for Christmas, bdays, etc. I call it my 'store'. Has everything I need for wrapping...long table, paper, bows, tape, scissors.


My problem is that my son likes to rummage through my office to find gifts so I now place gifts in old shipping boxes, tape them shut with a note (under the tape) that says stuff like "no peeking, snooper!"

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 09:23 AM (W+vEI)

173 by the way on the book

and one a twice a nice Bible.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

174 You and your brother Jack will get all the gifts I stashed away and also all the cookies I stashed away. No hard candy, though.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM (aXucN)

Works for me.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (cF8AT)

175 Skip - We were in at the Grand Prix staging area a few days ago and hung around the big black Verstappen hospitality box. Watched a huge crane pick off a ready-set coffee bar, complete with mega pink espresso maker, from a tractor-trailer.
Trailer walls dropped, open shipping container with coffee bar got hooked up to crane, tractor pulls up, crane moves container unit up and over front container unit already in place. Presto!

Posted by: SnailRacer at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (LOdIm)

176 it seems the "Nadler steps down from chairman" news was never verified, still nothing this morning. one report said he was feeling better.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (Cus5s)

177 Good morning you people.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (4ZXUb)

178 Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way
To say "lol get f*cked."

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at May 25, 2019 09:20 AM (EgshT)


The next time the Japs want to bomb Hawaii, I say have fun boys


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM


I just got back yesterday from there. It was really odd being on a plane with a bunch of Japanese people flying over Pearl Harbor. Beautiful place but I would not live there. I would go back for sure though. Should have stopped by the judges house to give him a junk punch.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (8AaUb)

179 Eris, I use the silpat type sheets. They work great. I've gotten some at Target and others at Costco. I use them every time and they've never failed me.

If you can't find them easily, I've also used Reynolds non-stick aluminum foil, but that was long ago and I don't even know if they make it any more.

You could also use parchment paper, of course.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (aXucN)

180 News flash: Illinois residents undertaxed.
Now THAT is a problem government can fix!

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (RuIsu)

181
39 3) Still investigating whether to go with surgery or radiation when the time comes, prognosis is pretty much the same with either choice.


Posted by: browndog at May 25, 2019 08:31 AM (bGMOs)


Have heard good things about radioactive needles. Drug tests shouldn't show up negative for that treatment. And I don't play doctor on TV either.

Posted by: Lump at May 25, 2019 09:25 AM (iqObD)

182 172 Liz

I LOVE this idea. Consider it stolen.

PS Tape money in so book cannot be shaken to recover funds

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:25 AM (JFO2v)

183 When my grandma died, we found cash all over...taped under chairs, silver coins in envelopes hidden everywhere, closets, drawers, etc.
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:11 AM (cF8AT),

Yep...when we were cleaning out my grandma's house my aunt was tossing a ratty old hamper into a dumpster when she saw a envelope taped to the bottom. It had five $100 bills in it. After that we were all very careful to check everything (and did find more hidden money), but this was Day 2 and we always wonder if we threw away a bunch of cash. Well, there was the treasure trove of thirty-three pairs of scissors as a consolation.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:25 AM (XoAz8)

184 Good morning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2019 09:26 AM (89T5c)

185 My problem is that my son likes to rummage through my office to find gifts so I now place gifts in old shipping boxes, tape them shut with a note (under the tape) that says stuff like "no peeking, snooper!"

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 09:23 AM (W+vEI)

I guess it helps that I don't have any kids living at home....thank the Lord!

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:26 AM (cF8AT)

186 If I had a gazillion dollars, Monaco GP would be on my list of p laces to go.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 09:26 AM (BbGew)

187 175 Skip - We were in at the Grand Prix staging area a few days ago and hung around the big black Verstappen hospitality box. Watched a huge crane pick off a ready-set coffee bar, complete with mega pink espresso maker, from a tractor-trailer.
Trailer walls dropped, open shipping container with coffee bar got hooked up to crane, tractor pulls up, crane moves container unit up and over front container unit already in place. Presto!
Posted by: SnailRacer at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (LOdIm)

can you walk around if you get SRO passes. At NASCAR round races I like to watch from diff corners.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:27 AM (JFO2v)

188 Let me try that again


Nicolle Wallace and her husband of 14 years are getting a divorce,

and she's reportedly dating one of her show's regular contributors.The

longtime host of MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" is dating New York

Times writer Michael S. Schmidt, who appears on her show often.
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Which came first the "dating" or the divorce?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:18 AM (hmx5z)


Those two have always been linked in my view. Both are most responsible for shackling Sarah Palin during the McCain run, and would have to be considered to have intentionally lost that race by doing so.

I don't see them as human though, so I'm not sure how "dating" and marriage fit into the picture. I can't imagine either of them have anything like a human morality that would prevent them from rutting with whatever comes along anyway.

So yeah, if they're porking each other, at least they're not foisting themselves on other, less evil humans.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 09:27 AM (cY3LT)

189 Then again, that's the cocksucker who appointed all the FISA judges so maybe an early unplanned retirement is in his future.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM (y7DUB)


To be fair, that stuff in the Constitution ain't really "rules"...

they be more like guidelines, matey!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:28 AM (AZxMX)

190 When I was about 15, I hid cigarettes in the basement where it is damp. Not a good idea, as they didn't smoke very good, maybe that's why I never smoked after a few years. My 8mm porn collection survived, along with the old projector which I still have. Porn films are long gone.

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 09:28 AM (Lx7fT)

191
News flash: Illinois residents undertaxed.
Now THAT is a problem government can fix!

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (RuIsu)

Jabba the Pritzker: I'm on it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:28 AM (hmx5z)

192 You could also use parchment paper, of course.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (aXucN)
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I use that for my manifestos.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:28 AM (kQs4Y)

193 Well, there was the treasure trove of thirty-three pairs of scissors as a consolation.
Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:25 AM (XoAz
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Good grief, now I find out I'm your aunt. I'm discovering all sorts of long-lost relatives in this thread.

In my defense, I have a ton of scissors because my kids were always stealing them and not returning them and it drove me crazy. I tried hiding some but you guessed it, I could never remember where I hid them.

Next to all the hidden Christmas gifts, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:29 AM (aXucN)

194 Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:18 AM (hmx5z)


Those two have always been linked in my view. Both are most responsible for shackling Sarah Palin during the McCain run, and would have to be considered to have intentionally lost that race by doing so.

I don't see them as human though, so I'm not sure how "dating" and marriage fit into the picture. I can't imagine either of them have anything like a human morality that would prevent them from rutting with whatever comes along anyway.

So yeah, if they're porking each other, at least they're not foisting themselves on other, less evil humans.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 09:27 AM (cY3LT)


Oh shoot! Not enough coffee yet, I guess.

Someone named Mike Schmidt, not Stephen.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 09:29 AM (cY3LT)

195 Yep...when we were cleaning out my grandma's house my aunt was tossing a ratty old hamper into a dumpster when she saw a envelope taped to the bottom. It had five $100 bills in it. After that we were all very careful to check everything (and did find more hidden money), but this was Day 2 and we always wonder if we threw away a bunch of cash. Well, there was the treasure trove of thirty-three pairs of scissors as a consolation.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:25 AM (XoAz

This was my mom's mother and I was just in HS at the time.

One of my gma's sisters was there when we were going through stuff. She was desperately trying to get a dresser drawer open that was stuck and asked if I'd help her. When we finally got it opened, her hand was like lightening reaching under all the pajamas straight to a fat envelope that she then stuffed in her pants.

I just sat there with my jaw hitting the floor...then told my mom and dad about it. Not sure if they confronted her later or what.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:30 AM (cF8AT)

196 My problem is that my son likes to rummage through my office to find gifts so I now place gifts in old shipping boxes, tape them shut with a note (under the tape) that says stuff like "no peeking, snooper!"

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 09:23 AM (W+vEI)
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Lizzy, you know that note just invites snooping.

You need to label the boxes something like "old bills" or "2004 tax returns" or something.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:30 AM (aXucN)

197 DNC War Room
@DNCWarRoom
Yes, we laugh at Ben Carson because hes a moron, but this is important.

I guess they could not spell house ni66er

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:30 AM (JFO2v)

198 It's pretty clear by now the GOP is thoroughly infiltrated by democommies, at every level.
Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 09:17 AM (3FOeT)


It's been mentioned by others that, just like with Reagan, they're biding their time until DJT is gone and they can regain control and give us more RINO shit pursuing a Gas Chamber Paul Ryan approved agenda. It's up to us to make sure that doesn't happen. Or if it does they get a burned out party up on blocks as we drive away in a muscle car ready to take on the future on our terms.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 09:31 AM (y7DUB)

199 PS Tape money in so book cannot be shaken to recover funds

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:25 AM (JFO2v)


A Chris Rock bit comes to mind

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:31 AM (hmx5z)

200 I believe Barr will clean house. Just like Pompeo cleaned up the CIA before Mike went to State where he is currently cleaning up he shitstains from the Hat Queen cabal. I trust Barr will clean up judicial because I believe that's partly why PDT put Barr there.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:31 AM (WWS2B)

201 I use that for my manifestos.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:28 AM (kQs4Y)


So, Eris, what have you nailed on your door for today?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:32 AM (AZxMX)

202 Lizzy, you know that note just invites snooping.

You need to label the boxes something like "old bills" or "2004 tax returns" or something.
Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:30 AM (aXucN)

Dads and Moms home pron

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)

203 Did Nadler get a Crisco transfusion?

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2019 09:32 AM (8AaUb)

204 Ribbon candy in a glass dish dating from the Hoover administration!






Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:22 AM

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M one Grandmother had that stuff. I was all stuck together and inedible but she kept giving it to us whenever we came to visit.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 25, 2019 09:32 AM (JUOKG)

205 Eris, what kind of cookies are you making? Maybe you could send some out to Bruce if there are any left, unless he's already found his wife's stash.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:33 AM (aXucN)

206 Grrr, auto cucumber. "the" and "HAG"

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:33 AM (WWS2B)

207 >>Lizzy, you know that note just invites snooping.

You need to label the boxes something like "old bills" or "2004 tax returns" or something.


It's a game at this point. He likes to think I don't know he's snooping and I like to let him know that he's been busted. I even weight the boxes, wrap presents in oversize boxes, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 09:33 AM (W+vEI)

208 So, Eris, what have you nailed on your door for today?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:32 AM (AZxMX)

I bring to you these 96 *sneezes on papers* err 95 Theses

Posted by: Martin at May 25, 2019 09:33 AM (JFO2v)

209 That Girl is great later Stevie Wonder.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2019 09:34 AM (ege23)

210 Omg...this is hysterical!

'Scared Fitness'

https://tinyurl.com/yynf6t7o

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:34 AM (cF8AT)

211 The Thing was a lot of fun though. She was a dyke and comical as all fvck. She'd keep us informed of all the latest drama occurring in her lezzie clique. And one fateful night I was damn glad she showed up at my party because she saved my life.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 09:35 AM (3FOeT)

212 You need to label the boxes something like "old bills" or "2004 tax returns" or something.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:30 AM (aXucN)


Bluebell, the problem with that is that a few years later I'd see the box with "2004 tax returns" don't remember that it is full of cash (because of the label), and toss it in the trash because it is way beyond any meaningful date...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:35 AM (AZxMX)

213 M one Grandmother had that stuff. I was all stuck together and inedible but she kept giving it to us whenever we came to visit.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 25, 2019 09:32 AM

Great grandparents had the black and red wrapped anise hard candy (barf)

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2019 09:35 AM (8AaUb)

214 When I die, maybe they'll find all the things I hid for Christmas presents for the kids and then couldn't find on Christmas Eve.

-

Ha. I just found a Paw Patrol notebook and stamp set that I'd bought from Ollie's for a Christmas present.

My kids haven't watched Paw patrol for at least three years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:35 AM (lPsvG)

215 I loved Paw Patrol.

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at May 25, 2019 09:36 AM (EgshT)

216 199 what?

Posted by: Martin at May 25, 2019 09:37 AM (JFO2v)

217 That Girl is great later Stevie Wonder.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2019 09:34 AM (ege23)

I thought That Girl was Marlo Thomas?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (hmx5z)

218 https://tinyurl.com/yynf6t7o
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:34 AM (cF8AT)
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That's hilarious. I guess that's a hint that I'd better get downstairs and do my exercise.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (aXucN)

219 I grew up in an old Victorian house from the late 1800's. It was built by the local banker and the town story was he had money hidden some where in the house when he died. As a Teen (and younger) I looked everywhere, especially in the old attic, and in the basement behind the stone foundation. Needless to say never found nothing. Now when I drive by the house I still wonder what might have been hidden. Maybe the present owners did find it??

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (Lx7fT)

220 I liked Paw patrol because it was so innocent. Those days pass quickly.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (lPsvG)

221 I was all stuck together and inedible


How unfortunate and yet at the same time, fortunate for you!


Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2019 09:39 AM (CRRq9)

222 Goodbye all.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 25, 2019 09:39 AM (8AaUb)

223 >> believe Barr will clean house. Just like Pompeo cleaned up the CIA before Mike went to State where he is currently cleaning up he shitstains from the Hat Queen cabal. I trust Barr will clean up judicial because I believe that's partly why PDT put Barr there.

Most if not all of the hardcore group is already gone. The steps the plotters took to isolate the small group from oversight is ultimately part of their undoing.

They ran the operation from HQ, a clear departure from normal procedure, so they could contain knowledge of what they were doing. Unfortunately for them, it also made it clear who was part of the coup.

Now comes the punishment phase.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 09:40 AM (/tuJf)

224 Yet another insertion of judicial majesty into legislative function at the state level:

shorturl.at/lwzD8

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:40 AM (AZxMX)

225 To be fair, that stuff in the Constitution ain't really "rules"...

they be more like guidelines, matey!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019
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Ha! Speaking of, glad to see that Geoffrey Rush won his lawsuit against Telegraph's # MeToo smear campaign against Captain Barbosa.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:41 AM (WWS2B)

226 Bye Minnefall. Good morning Jack Straw.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:42 AM (WWS2B)

227 Now comes the punishment phase.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 09:40 AM (/tuJf)


I'm still not holding my breath, but I'm beginning to believe it might just happen (probably to a select few minor players)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:42 AM (AZxMX)

228 I grew up in an old Victorian house from the late
1800's. It was built by the local banker and the town story was he had
money hidden some where in the house when he died. As a Teen (and
younger) I looked everywhere, especially in the old attic, and in the
basement behind the stone foundation. Needless to say never found
nothing. Now when I drive by the house I still wonder what might have
been hidden. Maybe the present owners did find it??


Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (Lx7fT)


Charles Boyer: I have an idea for you....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2019 09:42 AM (hmx5z)

229 Inside a Civitan Claxton Fruit Cake box would be a perfect place to hide things.

No one would ever look in there or try to take it, and it would only be opened and discovered during the burning times when food supplies are limited and man turns to eating fruit cake out of desperation for survival.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 09:43 AM (oFlMR)

230 it seems the "Nadler steps down from chairman" news was never verified, still nothing this morning. one report said he was feeling better.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (Cus5s)


Even better than before he stroked!
Says he is now the Speaker, and the son of Batman.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 25, 2019 09:43 AM (1g7ch)

231 Morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

232 I grew up in an old Victorian house from the late 1800's. It was built by the local banker and the town story was he had money hidden some where in the house when he died. As a Teen (and younger) I looked everywhere, especially in the old attic, and in the basement behind the stone foundation. Needless to say never found nothing. Now when I drive by the house I still wonder what might have been hidden. Maybe the present owners did find it??
Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (Lx7fT)


You were born in the late 1800s?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 09:44 AM (cY3LT)

233 it seems the "Nadler steps down from chairman" news was never verified, still nothing this morning. one report said he was feeling better.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 25, 2019 09:24 AM (Cus5s)


No reason Nadsler should step down, he and Nancy are a matched pair!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:44 AM (AZxMX)

234 http://bit.ly/2ExUtf6
*******
Sad News: The Krassenstein Brothers Have Been Banned from Twitter for Life | Trending

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 25, 2019 09:44 AM (BqBId)

235 Colin, Kevin, what is the difference?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2019 09:44 AM (ege23)

236 I just wish AG Barr would get on with it stringing up someone, there has to be enough information to get a indictment on one of these coup conspires.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 09:45 AM (BbGew)

237 I'm going for my morning walk before the rain begins again. See ya later if the storms don't zap my electric. Buh bye.

Posted by: NOS4Ah2 at May 25, 2019 09:45 AM (WWS2B)

238 Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (Lx7fT)


You were born in the late 1800s?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 09:44 AM (cY3LT)


Sorta reminds me of the S-Town podcast, which is interesting and entertaining enough, if you have hours of listening time to spare.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 09:46 AM (cY3LT)

239 TEHRAN, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Iran does not want any war in the region amid the rising tensions with the United States, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency on Saturday.

"Iran does not desire war in the region, neither with the United States nor with any other country," said Takht-Ravanchi.

Posted by: HA at May 25, 2019 09:46 AM (MAstk)

240 I grew up in an old Victorian house from the late
1800's. It was built by the local banker and the town story was he had
money hidden some where in the house when he died. As a Teen (and
younger) I looked everywhere, especially in the old attic, and in the
basement behind the stone foundation. Needless to say never found
nothing. Now when I drive by the house I still wonder what might have
been hidden. Maybe the present owners did find it??


Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 09:38 AM (Lx7fT)

Similar to an episode of Monk, "Mr. Monk buys a house". Money from a decades old armored car robbery hidden in a wall.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:46 AM (cF8AT)

241 I just wish AG Barr would get on with it stringing up someone, there has to be enough information to get a indictment on one of these coup conspires.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 09:45 AM (BbGew)


My hope is that he is giving many of the rats a false sense of security so they don't leave the country before he springs the trap.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:47 AM (AZxMX)

242 230. omg that's terrible! I laffed.

Posted by: kallisto at May 25, 2019 09:47 AM (3FOeT)

243 When I pass on, the estate spelunkers will ask themselves "Does one person need this many pens?!"*

* Yes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:47 AM (kQs4Y)

244 Sad News: The Krassenstein Brothers Have Been Banned from Twitter for Life | Trending
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 25, 2019 09:44 AM (BqBId)

Heh. Couldn't have happened to a nicer pair of shitheels.

And I didn't even know about their connections to Russian criminals until i read that article. I figured they were just garden-variety shitheels.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 09:48 AM (Ct55T)

245 229 Inside a Civitan Claxton Fruit Cake box would be a perfect place to hide things.

No one would ever look in there or try to take it, and it would only be opened and discovered during the burning times when food supplies are limited and man turns to eating fruit cake out of desperation for survival.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 09:43 AM (oFlMR)

Johnny Carson said there were 2 fruit cakes that just kept getting passed around

Posted by: Martin at May 25, 2019 09:48 AM (JFO2v)

246 I need to attack vital chores before the ever-present rains arrive, have a nice day peeps!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:48 AM (AZxMX)

247 Why does Nicole Wallace hate Trump so much? I mean what is her stated reason?

The Russian Hoax and the idea that Trump colluded with Russia gave some ballast to the Trump haters in that they could always hide behind the notion that "Trump is a Putin stooge/Russian asset!!" but now that that idea is officially bullshit , what is their excuse for carrying this on?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 09:49 AM (NFEMn)

248 One of my gma's sisters was there when we were going through stuff. She was desperately trying to get a dresser drawer open that was stuck and asked if I'd help her. When we finally got it opened, her hand was like lightening reaching under all the pajamas straight to a fat envelope that she then stuffed in her pants.

I just sat there with my jaw hitting the floor...then told my mom and dad about it. Not sure if they confronted her later or what.
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:30 AM (cF8AT)

Hmmm. Not cool. But maybe it was something your gma just didn't want anyone to see. Family secrets. I have a deal like that with my daughter - to burn all my teenage diaries and terrible poems that I'm still too sentimental to get rid of myself. And the anime porn, of course.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:49 AM (XoAz8)

249 https://tinyurl.com/yynf6t7o
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LOL! Chainsaw-wielding pyscho-killers, clowns.... Mormons.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:51 AM (kQs4Y)

250 Hmmm. Not cool. But maybe it was something your gma just didn't want anyone to see. Family secrets. I have a deal like that with my daughter - to burn all my teenage diaries and terrible poems that I'm still too sentimental to get rid of myself. And the anime porn, of course.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:49 AM (XoAz

Possibly but the envelop she nabbed was exactly the same as the other envelopes we found with money in them. So odds are she somehow knew there was money in that drawer.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 09:52 AM (cF8AT)

251 now that that idea is officially bullshit , what is their excuse for carrying this on?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 09:49 AM (NFEMn)


Trump is not one of the Anointed by the New World Order, and his independent wealth means he can pay the piper without resorting to accepting bribes/graft. This is NOT the way a proper world runs, and the Establishment flunkies are all still working for the crumbs that fall off the graft train!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:52 AM (AZxMX)

252 I grew up in an old Victorian house from the late
1800's. It was built by the local banker and the town story was he had
money hidden some where in the house when he died. As a Teen (and
younger) I looked everywhere, especially in the old attic, and in the
basement behind the stone foundation. Needless to say never found
nothing. Now when I drive by the house I still wonder what might have
been hidden. Maybe the present owners did find it??
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Well, if there was a "story" that he had money in the house, that means it was known when he was alive, right? Because he didn't tell anyone after he died.
So if it was known, someone took it. But never admitted they took it.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 09:53 AM (NFEMn)

253 ohnny Carson said there were 2 fruit cakes that just kept getting passed around
Posted by: Martin at May 25, 2019 09:48 AM (JFO2v)



I think for Christmas this year I may just get everyone a gift pack with a fondue set, a
Claxton Fruit Cake and a certificate showing I had a star named after them.

A little something for everyone, guaranteed to please.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 09:53 AM (oFlMR)

254 Paint It Black is one of the best Stones songs.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2019 09:53 AM (ege23)

255 All Hail Eris, Literate Savage,
Parchment paper to bake on. I have silpat but I don't like the way the cookies spread on them. I use a lot of parchment. I even bake pizza and bread on parchment so I don't have to use cornmeal or a bunch of flour and the raw dough doesn't stick to the peel.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 09:54 AM (UUBmN)

256 In my defense, I have a ton of scissors because my kids were always stealing them and not returning them and it drove me crazy. I tried hiding some but you guessed it, I could never remember where I hid them.

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 09:29 AM (aXucN),

Well, when your your kids and grandkids are cleaning out your house they can have fun shouting out "SCISSORS!" and everyone stopping to do a little dance whenever anyone found a pair. (They can start after the first fifteen or so, which is what we did.)

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:54 AM (XoAz8)

257 Trump is not one of the Anointed by the New World Order, and his independent wealth means he can pay the piper without resorting to accepting bribes/graft. This is NOT the way a proper world runs, and the Establishment flunkies are all still working for the crumbs that fall off the graft train!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:52 AM (AZxMX)

I understand that.
But what is their official reason? What do they tell their viewers?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 09:54 AM (NFEMn)

258
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 25, 2019 09:55 AM (KCxzN)

259 It's a completely lovely day here in Northern WI.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 25, 2019 09:55 AM (4ZXUb)

260 Hey, AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 09:55 AM (t+qrx)

261 Paint It Black is one of the best Stones songs.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2019 09:53 AM (ege23)

This and Gimme Shelter are probably their two most well-known songs at this point in time--and neither was a big hit when they came out.

People in their 20's know these two songs.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 09:56 AM (NFEMn)

262 Hrothgar- I actually have thought about one of the conspirators running away, it would be a big tell if one did before the hammer came down.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 09:57 AM (BbGew)

263
I wonder if arrests of the coup plotters will be televised or not.
Watching the smirk get wiped off that douchebag Strozk's face would be
glorious.
Posted by: jmel at May 25, 2019 08:19 AM (OeWgo)


there is this smirky song, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" which I thought was pure balls.

It would have been televised and the execution of the defeated would be scheduled to be the mainstay of corporate media for a year and a half.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2019 09:57 AM (hSQmw)

264 Lin-duh, thanks. I'm going to try both parchment and silpat. It'll be a Lin-duh vs. Bluebell cage bake-off.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 09:59 AM (kQs4Y)

265 Parchment paper to bake on. I have silpat but I don't like the way the cookies spread on them. I use a lot of parchment. I even bake pizza and bread on parchment so I don't have to use cornmeal or a bunch of flour and the raw dough doesn't stick to the peel.
Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 09:54 AM (UUBmN)

I use parchment paper all the time, too. The last couple of times I've gone to the store it's been hard to find for some reason.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:59 AM (XoAz8)

266 believe Barr will clean house. Just like Pompeo cleaned up the CIA before Mike went to State where he is currently cleaning up he shitstains from the Hat Queen cabal. I trust Barr will clean up judicial because I believe that's partly why PDT put Barr there.

Most if not all of the hardcore group is already gone. The steps the plotters took to isolate the small group from oversight is ultimately part of their undoing.

-

The only solution is to burn it down and salt the earth where it stood. Any house cleaning only affects the limbs involved, but all the cells of the body carry the same infection.

Firings only fire the people who were caught and guarantee that the others will be more careful next time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 09:59 AM (lPsvG)

267 I'm old school. I just give cash now. GC's are ok but you still have to go get them. Cash can be spent anywhere....for now.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 10:00 AM (UUBmN)

268 I use Parchment paper constantly, too. I like not having to wash the big sheet pans all the time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 10:00 AM (lPsvG)

269 My wife is a big user of parchment paper for baking

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 10:02 AM (BbGew)

270 @RepAdamSchiff

President Obama can and must declassify as much as possible about Russia hacking our elections. Rest assured, Trump won't.

5:10 PM - 17 Dec 2016

Someone found this old tweet and retweeted it. Replies are funny.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 10:04 AM (cF8AT)

271 Plus parchment is a breeze to clean...just wad it up and throw it out. Don't have to wash anything.

Scissors! I had a set of about a dozen scissors that cut those fancy edges like wavy lines, pinking, etc. my daughter used some and now I can only find 2 pairs. Of course, when asked, she "can't remember" ever using them. She is 9....

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 10:04 AM (UUBmN)

272 Well, it's fairy garden day. The weather has been so crap I've been putting it off, but it's actually Not Raining or forty degrees today. My husband calls it Summer Christmas Village, and says I'm brave to display my insanity to the world.

I'm sure there will be multiple trips to Michael's and Menard's, also. Fun!

Have a nice Saturday, morons and 'ettes!

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 10:05 AM (XoAz8)

273 Like OMG!! I just found out ALL of the parchments in my parchment complex have one of those garbage disposer things in the sink. OMG!!

/AOC

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 10:06 AM (m45I2)

274 Qualifying at Monaco is over so next task is driving the tractor around the yard.
Got to spiffy up before KT shows up.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 10:08 AM (BbGew)

275 Okay youse guys.. things to do. Have a good day all!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 10:09 AM (dUJdY)

276 Someone found this old tweet and retweeted it. Replies are funny.
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 10:04 AM (cF8AT)


The funniest replies are from people who are calling out the people who cheered him on two years ago, now.

@catSmellingDingbat2016: "Bless you, Schiff, you wonderful defender of truth and freedom. Don't let mean old Mr. Trump scare you from doing the work of the people"
@cartoonFrogAvatar2019: "Look at you. Look at how stupid you are. Does it hurt? It should. You embarrass yourself in front of the entire world and bring shame to your family."

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:09 AM (t+qrx)

277 @RepAdamSchiff

President Obama can and must declassify as much as possible about Russia hacking our elections. Rest assured, Trump won't.

5:10 PM - 17 Dec 2016

Someone found this old tweet and retweeted it. Replies are funny.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 10:04 AM (cF8AT)

Schiff has been pumping this chicken for a long time.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 10:09 AM (NFEMn)

278 1,500 or bust?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:12 AM (vUuJ6)

279 As it is Memorial Day weekend, I intend to continue my annual tradition of re-reading Ace's Sex for Money Skankathon short story. It can be found the side bar under Greatest Hits.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2019 10:13 AM (+Tibp)

280 And boi is that chicken tired.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:13 AM (vUuJ6)

281 so i'm hearing dribs and drabs of reports that Wells Fargo and TD whatever they're called have leaked Trump's personal financial info to the Democrats....

But that's all i'm hearing.

Guessing there was nothing in there after all, huh?

And now a whole bunch of people are probably on the hook now for doing something highly illegal...

The Trump Curse is real, lads.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 10:13 AM (Ct55T)

282 Had a boss who told a funny story about her sister's house. Big house in Hollywood hills with a distinctive black-tiled swimming pool. Sister and her hubby watch some porn and see that it features. . .a black-tiled just like theirs! Which explained why they discovered all those viles of coke tucked away in odd places when they renovated and also why one of their bedrooms had a lock on the door from the outside (previous owner had a kid).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:14 AM (W+vEI)

283 Schiff's culinary 'masterpiece' is bukakae chicken.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:15 AM (vUuJ6)

284 Someone found this old tweet and retweeted it. Replies are funny.
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 10:04 AM (cF8AT)

The funniest replies are from people who are calling out the people who cheered him on two years ago, now.

@catSmellingDingbat2016: "Bless you, Schiff, you wonderful defender of truth and freedom. Don't let mean old Mr. Trump scare you from doing the work of the people"
@cartoonFrogAvatar2019: "Look at you. Look at how stupid you are. Does it hurt? It should. You embarrass yourself in front of the entire world and bring shame to your family."
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:09 AM (t+qrx)


I'm old school. I remember Dick "Richard" Gephardt going on teevee, during the debate over authorizing Bush Sr.'s war in Iraq, complaining that they just didn't have the funds, and needed a tax increase to pay for it.

Fast forward two years later, and there's the same Dickhead Gethard on the Sunday morning teevee shows, saying Bush betrayed the country by raising taxes.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 10:15 AM (cY3LT)

285 And boi is that chicken tired.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:13 AM (vUuJ6)

It's dead

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 10:16 AM (NFEMn)

286 Guessing there was nothing in there after all, huh?

And now a whole bunch of people are probably on the hook now for doing something highly illegal...

The Trump Curse is real, lads.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Oooo. We got Trump! now. There's no way he can fight this!!

Oh shit. Trump! isn't fighting it real hard.
Now Trump! is telling us whatever we do, don't throw him in the briar patch.

Damn that Br'er Trump!

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:16 AM (vd8XM)

287 Hmmm. Not cool. But maybe it was something your gma just didn't want anyone to see. Family secrets. I have a deal like that with my daughter - to burn all my teenage diaries and terrible poems that I'm still too sentimental to get rid of myself. And the anime porn, of course.
Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 09:49 AM (XoAz

Bits and bytes last forever.....unless you use my patented Bleach Bits Be Gone wipes.

On sale now!......We can't do this forever so act now!

Posted by: Hillary Shamwow at May 25, 2019 10:16 AM (Z+IKu)

288 I bought some can racks for the pantry, to organize all the damn cat food I have to buy now. I also need to clean.... but here I am, in bed, drink covfefe and reading. It is my day off after all. As a mom, other mom's know what that means....

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 10:16 AM (UUBmN)

289 I read the sidecar article, WOW I think every boy should learn to them. I understand that Hunting isn't for everyone, but the rest.
Changing a tire and oil is a must but now you do need to learn coding to fix your car.

My neighbor has a pothole in his driveway and can't get anyone to repair it. I offered to help him.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2019 10:16 AM (dKiJG)

290
Parchment paper to bake on. I have silpat but I don't like the way the
cookies spread on them. I use a lot of parchment. I even bake pizza and
bread on parchment so I don't have to use cornmeal or a bunch of flour
and the raw dough doesn't stick to the peel.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 09:54 AM (UUBmN)

What about macarons? They have a tendency to stick to the parchment paper I use. Does the silpat work better?

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 10:17 AM (xNAv5)

291 Browndog, that's great news at comment 39!

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at May 25, 2019 10:17 AM (4HMW8)

292 On the phone with mom right now, she's talking about someone at the master gardener group who's a mycologist, certified to verify wild mushrooms before they can be sold in the State of Indiana.

The urge to ask, "does he use a mushroom stamp?" is overwhelming.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:17 AM (t+qrx)

293 one of their bedrooms had a lock on the door from the outside (previous owner had a kid

-

Yikes

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 10:18 AM (lPsvG)

294 Why are any of us alive? Why aren't we a bowl of petunias?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 10:18 AM (ywNoU)

295 one of their bedrooms had a lock on the door from the outside (previous owner had a kid

-

Yikes
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 10:18 AM (lPsvG)


Recommended: Run a black light on all the carpets (and walls).

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 10:19 AM (cY3LT)

296 Why are any of us alive? Why aren't we a bowl of petunias?
Posted by: Insomniac
---x
I prefer peonies...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 10:20 AM (UUBmN)

297 Why aren't we a bowl of petunias?
Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 10:18 AM (ywNoU)


"Oh no, not again."

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:20 AM (t+qrx)

298 >>I also need to clean.... but here I am, in bed, drink covfefe and reading. It is my day off after all. As a mom, other mom's know what that means....


*fistbump*
Hey, I've already walked the dog, done a load of laundry and a load of dishes, so not feeling any guilt, either!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:20 AM (W+vEI)

299 Anderson Cooper Grills Facebook Exec Over Pelosi Video: 'Shouldn't You Just Get Out of the News Business' If You Can't Do It Well

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Physician, heal thyself.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2019 10:20 AM (+y/Ru)

300 Bowl of petunias and a whale falling through the sky

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:21 AM (vUuJ6)

301 294 Why are any of us alive? Why aren't we a bowl of petunias?
Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 10:18 AM (ywNoU)
---
Oh yeah!

*busts through wall*

Posted by: Purple Microdot Flavor Kool-Aid Man at May 25, 2019 10:21 AM (kQs4Y)

302 Someone at Wells-Fargo had probably already given Trump files to dem-cong. Judges order to immediately provide per Congress demands just gave them an excuse to say, "We got them".
Seriously, released less than 24 hours after Judges decision... gone through all of it and redacted every name not "trump"?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 25, 2019 10:21 AM (1g7ch)

303 I can envision Facebook being mort inside 5 years.
Not saying it will happen, but I can see it.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 25, 2019 10:21 AM (NFEMn)

304 Anna Puma

Where is that depressed robot to comment?

How are you doing with all the weather?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 10:22 AM (u82oZ)

305 Yesterday was the last day of school here. I haven't heard from my kids yet... they are either still asleep or watching yootube/ playing video games. They usually get hungry around 11-12...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 10:23 AM (UUBmN)

306 Do you have a diode in your left leg that bothers you?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:23 AM (vUuJ6)

307 Trump broke CNN.

NBC, you're next.

Posted by: Trump Curse at May 25, 2019 10:24 AM (+Tibp)

308 Trying to remember where it says in the Constitution that judges have supreme and ultimate power in this country


Trump needs to bring this to a head. The Supreme Court is a coequal branch but the lower courts are creatures of the Legislature. He should issue a finding that they lack the ability to meddle and ignore them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 25, 2019 10:24 AM (yQpMk)

309 I heard FaceBook is so over, and there's a retreat from social media.

Maybe the kids will go Neo-Victorian and bring back calling cards, Sunday promenades, and letter writing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 10:24 AM (kQs4Y)

310 Regarding Rolling Thunder, I read that the problem is a real one. You've got some thousands of bikers w/their bikes, all of whom have to have places to park/hang until time for the event. Multiple rally points, in other words, and the city is short of places for them to gather.

It sounds like something that could be fixed, but I think it's more the organizers, rather than the city, that needs to work the problem. D.C. isn't giving them a hard time getting a permit for the actual "parade." They just need to rally elsewhere and then enter the city in formation at the prescribed time.

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at May 25, 2019 10:24 AM (hu22E)

311 Anderson Cooper is the quintessence of being a Bitch.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 10:24 AM (Ct55T)

312 My husband insisted on a two story house. I hate it. I try to avoid the upstairs as much as possible.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 10:25 AM (UUBmN)

313 Facebook will most likely be bought (after a short and violent devaluation phase) by Amazon, Google, or some combination of the two haggling over their assets.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 10:26 AM (Ct55T)

314 Neo-Victorians in the age of nano-machines?

Ah Princess Nell and the Mouse Army.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:26 AM (vUuJ6)

315 Maybe the kids will go Neo-Victorian and bring back calling cards, Sunday promenades, and letter writing.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 10:24 AM (kQs4Y)


*cautiously dons morning dress suit*

Maybe?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:26 AM (t+qrx)

316 It'll be a Lin-duh vs. Bluebell cage bake-off.


Get them in metal bikinis and I'll market the PPV rights to benefit Fisher House.

You know, for charity, because I'm so noble.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:27 AM (fuK7c)

317 Neo-Victorians in the age of nano-machines?

Ah Princess Nell and the Mouse Army.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:26 AM (vUuJ6)


I want a skull gun.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:27 AM (t+qrx)

318 You know, it's lamentable how the phrase "I love balls!" has completely changed its meaning...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 10:28 AM (Ct55T)

319 Maybe the kids will go Neo-Victorian and bring back calling cards, Sunday promenades, and letter writing.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25,

Corsets?

Posted by: Jean at May 25, 2019 10:28 AM (C03Q7)

320 Well must scoot, break is over.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2019 10:28 AM (vUuJ6)

321 >>Maybe the kids will go Neo-Victorian and bring back calling cards, Sunday promenades, and letter writing.


Heh. If you look at /pol/ postings there is a real backlash against hookup culture via all the "THOT-patrolling". While it can get vicious, it's nice to see that there are some younger people who can see what a cancer this behavior can be, particularly down the road.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:29 AM (W+vEI)

322 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 09:52 AM (AZxMX)

To my mind , that's what the R's issue was with Palin. She was honest, and ethical. She hadn't "played the game" and let Rs slide when she was in an administrative position (don't remember what it was, something to do with oil industry oversight or such) and it had already cost her that position. She was *clean* and that meant no one owed her any favors any more than she owed others and so she had no currency in the uniparty establishment (which makes McCain choosing her so puzzling. She was essentially the anti-him).

Without Trump's "FU money" and no political collateral, it was easy to put financial pressure on her. I know some called her a quitter but, given that all her previous actions had shown her priority to be the Alaskan people (a public servant who considered themselves exactly that, amazing!) resigning in order to not cost them money is exactly in line with her character.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 25, 2019 10:30 AM (uquGJ)

323 Anderson Cooper Grills Facebook Exec Over Pelosi Video: 'Shouldn't You Just Get Out of the News Business' If You Can't Do It Well

-
Physician, heal thyself.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2019 10:20 AM (+y/Ru)


Vanderbilt Poofter playing Lance Badass is rife with comedic potential.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 10:30 AM (y7DUB)

324 Corsets?


I shall have to revive whaling. Nantucket sleigh ride anyone?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

325 >>I shall have to revive whaling. Nantucket sleigh ride anyone?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:31 AM (W+vEI)

326 "I say, Jeeves, what a smashing Spring day!"

"The weather is quite clement, sir."

"In Spring, Jeeves, a livlier iris gleams upon the burnished dove!"

"So I have been informed, sir."

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at May 25, 2019 10:32 AM (hu22E)

327 319
Maybe the kids will go Neo-Victorian and bring back calling cards, Sunday promenades, and letter writing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25,



Corsets?
Corsets can be quite comfortable. Just can't bend in some of them. They get a bad wrap. (pun intended)

Posted by: itsacookbook at May 25, 2019 10:32 AM (yPxXc)

328 >>I shall have to revive whaling. Nantucket sleigh ride anyone?


Sure, just have to find my harpoon. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:33 AM (W+vEI)

329 Sure, just have to find my harpoon. . .
Posted by: Lizzy

It's always in the last place you look

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:34 AM (vd8XM)

330 Sure, just have to find my harpoon. . .


And your dirty red bandana...

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:35 AM (fuK7c)

331 Sure, just have to find my harpoon. . .
Posted by: Lizzy

It's always in the last place you look
Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:34 AM (vd8XM)


"If I were a harpoon, where would I be...?"

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:35 AM (t+qrx)

332 Maybe the kids will go Neo-Victorian and bring back calling cards, Sunday promenades, and letter writing.

The experts said we would never recapture the North American market, that we would be forever relegated to Pakistan and Africa. They were wrong.

Our time is nigh!

Posted by: Chamberpot Makers Guild at May 25, 2019 10:35 AM (bDC2M)

333 To my mind , that's what the R's issue was with Palin. She was honest, and ethical. She hadn't "played the game" and let Rs slide when she was in an administrative position (don't remember what it was, something to do with oil industry oversight or such) and it had already cost her that position. She was *clean* and that meant no one owed her any favors any more than she owed others and so she had no currency in the uniparty establishment (which makes McCain choosing her so puzzling. She was essentially the anti-him).

McRINO and his dickweed advisors are too fucking ignorant to coordinate a two car parade but they effectively ended Palin's career by choosing her to accompany McQuixote in his brainless quest. I was thinking we were permanently fucked by the Uniparty on that until Two Scoops said "hold everything".

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 10:36 AM (y7DUB)

334
"If I were a harpoon, where would I be...?"
Posted by: hogmartin invites

Where did you use it last?

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:36 AM (vd8XM)

335 >>"If I were a harpoon, where would I be...?"

In the storage shed next to my hubby's wetsuit.
Yes, we own one! Hubby used to do spearfishing before his dad sold the summer home.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:37 AM (W+vEI)

336 Could we do neo-Edwardian instead of Victorian? I hate to be a bother, but...

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:38 AM (t+qrx)

337 It's probably next to your flensing knife.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:39 AM (fuK7c)

338 It's probably next to your flensing knife.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:39 AM (fuK7c)


You'd think that would narrow it down. But no.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:40 AM (t+qrx)

339 Breaking News: Misanthropic Humanitarian has been elected, unanimously, to our AoSHQ CoB Hall of Fame.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistic Appreciation Association at May 25, 2019 10:41 AM (O5Izj)

340 I just SAW the damned thing not ten minutes ago!

Posted by: Captain Ahab at May 25, 2019 10:41 AM (hu22E)

341 Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:26 AM (t+qrx)
---

It feels...right, doesn't it?

*adjusts top hat to rakish angle*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 10:41 AM (kQs4Y)

342 >>It's probably next to your flensing knife.

Had to look that one up.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:42 AM (W+vEI)

343 Seventeen people have died on Mt. Everest this season.
Incredible photo of those lining up for the summit. Madness.


https://tinyurl.com/y3o4dubk

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 10:42 AM (xNAv5)

344 It's probably next to your flensing knife.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:39 AM (fuK7c)

You'd think that would narrow it down. But no.
Posted by: hogmartin invites

In the same drawer as your monkey belt?

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:42 AM (vd8XM)

345 339 Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistic Appreciation Association

Ok, you made me laugh.
And what, no love for that rapscallion AlaBAMA?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 10:43 AM (u82oZ)

346
This is likely the only time a picture of Teresa May will give me an erection, and it's lasting longer than four hours.

From this morning's WSJ:

https://tinyurl.com/y55c4cu5

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 10:44 AM (Zan64)

347 In the same drawer as your monkey belt?
Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:42 AM (vd8XM)


Yep, had to look that one up.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:44 AM (t+qrx)

348 Yep, had to look that one up.
Posted by: hogmartin

I cheated on that one looking up whaling tools

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:44 AM (vd8XM)

349 It's probably next to your flensing knife.


******

Aw, quit yer blubbering!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 10:44 AM (m45I2)

350 You'd think that would narrow it down. But no.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:40 AM


Where did you last use the EBG?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2019 10:45 AM (O5Izj)

351 From this morning's WSJ:

https://tinyurl.com/y55c4cu5
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 10:44 AM (Zan64)


*softly*

womp womp

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:45 AM (t+qrx)

352 Incredible photo of those lining up for the summit. Madness.
----

Is that for real? Jeebus.

There was a big effort to remove all the trash (and the odd corpse or two) that has been accumulating on Everest:

"Those who reach 8,000 meters on either side will find a wasteland, literally. Human feces do not degrade at this altitude; they merely blow away or get stuck in the rocks. A few Western teams are starting to use blue bags to bring down solid waste, similar to a practice implemented recently on Alaska’s Denali."

https://www.outsideonline.com/2394520/everest-dead-bodies-trash-removal

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 10:46 AM (kQs4Y)

353 Where did you last use the EBG?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2019 10:45 AM (O5Izj)


That stuff doesn't go bad, does it? I think there are some rolls of it in one of the boxes that hasn't been opened since two moves ago.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:46 AM (t+qrx)

354 As someone who just came back from a backpacking trip in some mountains along the CDT. Climbing Mount Everest is insanity!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 10:47 AM (UUBmN)

355 "Those who reach 8,000 meters on either side will find a wasteland, literally. Human feces do not degrade at this altitude; they merely blow away or get stuck in the rocks.


Ooooo. Sign me up for that trip!

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 10:47 AM (vd8XM)

356 Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" is a great book.
Are they still doing paid escorts up to the summit?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:49 AM (W+vEI)

357 Future Moron Horde member....

https://tinyurl.com/y6zs4nxq

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 10:50 AM (bDC2M)

358 So you're saying that Mt. Everest is much like San Francisco?

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2019 10:50 AM (sdi6R)

359 OK, quite enough goofing off, I absolutely have to go get stuff done before thunderstorms hit. Ich muß. May be around later. Enjoy the day, all.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 10:50 AM (t+qrx)

360 Seventeen people have died on Mt. Everest this season.
Incredible photo of those lining up for the summit. Madness.


https://tinyurl.com/y3o4dubk
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 10:42 AM (xNAv5)


So much for being unique...

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 10:51 AM (y7DUB)

361 343 Seventeen people have died on Mt. Everest this season.
..

I guess this is where we're supposed to say at least they died doing something they love!

Eh.

None of them wold have went if they knew of their pending doom.

Oh well. Breakfast was great today!

Posted by: HA at May 25, 2019 10:51 AM (MAstk)

362 I don't think the Everest pic upthread is Everest.

The Outside article says that something like 300 people are licensed to climb Everest this season and there are about 300 people in that picture.

That's got to be some high altitude assault practice or publicity stunt.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

363 My. Everest isn't the worlds most lethal mountain. IIRC, Annapurna and K2 kill a much larger percentage of their climbers. Plus, unlike Everest, Annapurna doesn't have a Starbucks halfway up where you can recoup with a nice latte.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 10:54 AM (4knXT)

364 If you are going to die on Mt. Everest you should at least have the decency to be frozen in the shape of a toboggan.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 10:55 AM (m45I2)

365 Are they still doing paid escorts up to the summit?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:49 AM (W+vEI)

And going down!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 10:56 AM (kQs4Y)

366 364 If you are going to die on Mt. Everest you should at least have the decency to be frozen in the shape of a toboggan.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 10:55 AM (m45I2)
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True. Also, the traditional folk art of building warming huts out of frozen human logs has been completely lost.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 10:56 AM (4knXT)

367 365 Are they still doing paid escorts up to the summit?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:49 AM (W+vEI)

And going down!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 10:56 AM (kQs4Y)

heyo!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 10:57 AM (Ct55T)

368 Later, Hogmartin!

Seize the day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 10:57 AM (kQs4Y)

369 True. Also, the traditional folk art of building warming huts out of frozen human logs has been completely lost.
..

Mostly due to the permits that are now required.

Posted by: HA at May 25, 2019 10:57 AM (MAstk)

370 365 Are they still doing paid escorts up to the summit?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:49 AM (W+vEI)

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The trip up is free,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 10:57 AM (4knXT)

371 Went to Mount Everest base camp in the '70s. Only two groups went that year. Less than thirty people total. Everything was pristine.

Posted by: French Jeton at May 25, 2019 10:58 AM (Fjvqd)

372 361 343 Seventeen people have died on Mt. Everest this season.
..

I guess this is where we're supposed to say at least they died doing something they love!

Eh.

None of them wold have went if they knew of their pending doom.

Oh well. Breakfast was great today!
Posted by: HA at May 25, 2019 10:51 AM (MAstk)


I'm not sure that's true. This form of extreme behavior always carries a risk of death, and I think lots of people get off on that.

At this point I just can't care. Spoil the highest place on Earth, turn it into a vast waste dump. So be it.

Eventually when SMOD (or whatever the form the Destructor takes) destroys all we know (including us), the Earth (or whatever other ball of matter it becomes) will reform, and things like Mt. Everest will not be a thing. Nobody will care. There may not be any living beings left to care. God may have just decided "You know what? This sentient being thing was a mistake, I'll just make the next universe a light show with explosions and stuff."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 11:00 AM (cY3LT)

373 Re: Everest Avalanches

Hmm...after the avalanche look what the search results turned up. He appears to be the first hit.

American Google executive Dan Fredinburg was the first confirmed fatality on the mountain yesterday.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 11:02 AM (bDC2M)

374 American Sniper on history channel.

Posted by: Infidel at May 25, 2019 11:03 AM (xzK3J)

375 FUN FACT: The base camp on the Chinese side has nothing but a small Red Army barracks occupied by a couple of soldiers who must have the lowest social credit scores in the entire Chinese military.

One of the strangest situations I ever found myself in was sitting in this soldier's guard shack at five in the morning freezing my ass off and trying not to fall asleep. I thought that if I went to sleep in that cold and altitude I might never wake up.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 11:03 AM (4knXT)

376 The life of a nail art performance artist:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=DAkCaKaAYlI

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2019 11:04 AM (hSQmw)

377 To revisit an old topic.

When the father of a friend died, we went through his belongings. I found a cardboard box in an abandoned upstairs bedroom. Emptied out all the trash when a coin slid out from under a bottom flap. It was a one cent piece from New Jersey. A very rare coin, and it was in the best condition of any known at the time.

He had stacks of stock certificates from 'penny' stocks. Most to the companies were defunct, but the certificates had become collector items--worth much money.

My friend knew that his father put money into numerous bank accounts. So, he took his father's death certificate and drove from Vermont to Arizona (his father's vacation site), stopping at all the banks along the way. Sure enough, there were numerous accounts. Picked up several thousand dollars.

Posted by: French Jeton at May 25, 2019 11:05 AM (Fjvqd)

378 Bitter Clinger

He died in 2015.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 11:07 AM (u82oZ)

379 370 365 Are they still doing paid escorts up to the summit?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2019 10:49 AM (W+vEI)

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The trip up is free,
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 10:57 AM (4knXT)


All kidding aside, if 17 people died this year, probably much more than half of them were Sherpas, carrying hundreds of pounds of equipment for the rich douche-bags who seem to be unaware their very lives are walking metaphors of the rich climbing on the backs of the poor.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 11:07 AM (cY3LT)

380 Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 11:07 AM (u82oZ)

....

Oops! Well spotted.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 11:09 AM (bDC2M)

381 Actually it costs over $10k for permits to climb Everest.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 11:09 AM (UUBmN)

382 126 "When I die, maybe they'll find all the things I hid for Christmas presents for the kids and then couldn't find on Christmas Eve."

I hate it when I misplace the kids on Christmas Eve, because the old lady gets all pissy until I remember where I put them.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 25, 2019 11:10 AM (CC97/)

383 Have a great day, everyone.

Chores mingled with involuntary spousal support. She wants to shop, and I am her Sherpa.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 11:12 AM (u82oZ)

384 I feel lazy! I really aggravated my plantar fasciitis in my left foot during this last backpacking trip. I'm limping most of the time it hurts so bad. I haven't done any exercising since we've been back. Husband just left to go biking...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 11:12 AM (UUBmN)

385 I know I harp on teaching your kids about investing a small amount of money when they're young and how it becomes big money when they're old, but one of the best things you 29 year olds can do is to write down where your stuff is.

Investments, insurance policies, bank accounts, etc. Make sure your spouse or kids can find it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 11:14 AM (lPsvG)

386 Holy crap. Akihito stepped down, and there's a new Japanese Emperor, Naruhito. Which I guess is the ostensible reason for Trump's visit.

I had not even heard about this.

Our news media very much well and truly huff taint.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2019 11:17 AM (Ct55T)

387 It would be interesting to know how many people have climbed, or are training to climb, Everest but who haven't visited the highest peak in each state.

I bet the total time and money is similar, and I bet the Venn diagram is two separate circles.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 11:17 AM (lPsvG)

388 All kidding aside, if 17 people died this year, probably much more than half of them were Sherpas, carrying hundreds of pounds of equipment for the rich douche-bags

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I saw a documentary whose point was to heap plaudits on a group of wheelchair-bound tourists for achieving their dream of reaching the base camp in Nepal. It was beyond parody.

These dumb toads had Nepali porters literally carrying them up the steep inclines on their backs.

Fat immobile rich people being carried up the mountain by some impoverished scrawny brown people was portrayed as a wonderful triumph of the tourists over adversity and shit. It was ludicrous.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 11:17 AM (4knXT)

389 >>American Google executive Dan Fredinburg was the first confirmed fatality on the mountain yesterday.



Sad Trombone

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2019 11:18 AM (38BXL)

390 I saw a documentary whose point was to heap plaudits on a group of wheelchair-bound tourists for achieving their dream of reaching the base camp in Nepal. It was beyond parody.

These dumb toads had Nepali porters literally carrying them up the steep inclines on their backs.

Fat immobile rich people being carried up the mountain by some impoverished scrawny brown people was portrayed as a wonderful triumph of the tourists over adversity and shit. It was ludicrous.
Posted by: Cicero
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Seriously, they made a show about this??? That's awful.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 11:19 AM (UUBmN)

391 Nood

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 11:22 AM (bDC2M)

392 lin-duh, get yourself a pair of Vionic Tides (flip-flops). They cured my plantar fasciitis 6 years ago and it's never come back. I have three pairs and I wear them all spring/summer/fall around the house (too cold in winter here!).

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 11:23 AM (aXucN)

393 All kidding aside, if 17 people died this year, probably much more than half of them were Sherpas, carrying hundreds of pounds of equipment for the rich douche-bags

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I saw a documentary whose point was to heap plaudits on a group of wheelchair-bound tourists for achieving their dream of reaching the base camp in Nepal. It was beyond parody.

These dumb toads had Nepali porters literally carrying them up the steep inclines on their backs.

Fat immobile rich people being carried up the mountain by some impoverished scrawny brown people was portrayed as a wonderful triumph of the tourists over adversity and shit. It was ludicrous.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 11:17 AM (4knXT)


Humans are scum.

If we've learned anything in the past 2-3 years, it's that it is virtually impossible to parody the rot and absurdity of man.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 25, 2019 11:24 AM (cY3LT)

394 >>I really aggravated my plantar fasciitis in my left foot during this last backpacking trip. I'm limping most of the time it hurts so bad. I haven't done any exercising since we've been back


You probably need boots that fit better and maybe some fresh insoles.

If my feet can spread inside my boot ? -> Plantar.

Posted by: garrett at May 25, 2019 11:25 AM (38BXL)

395 Everyone that reaches the summit of Everest goes with a Sherpa. Permits cost well over 10 grand so not many people actually make the summit. Many people go to Everest to reach one of the base camps just to get "the experience". Only a very few reach the top

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 25, 2019 11:28 AM (flINI)

396 >>American Google executive Dan Fredinburg was the first confirmed fatality on the mountain yesterday.

-

He died doing what he loved.

Looking down on everyone else and assuming he knew more than all the idiots around him.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 11:28 AM (lPsvG)

397 362
I don't think the Everest pic upthread is Everest.



The Outside article says that something like 300 people are licensed
to climb Everest this season and there are about 300 people in that
picture.



That's got to be some high altitude assault practice or publicity stunt.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

That was first impression as well. The article implies that it is Mt. Everest. Depends upon whether you thrust the source or not.
https://tinyurl.com/yxrbptfu

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at May 25, 2019 11:29 AM (tTLAA)

398 I love the idea of wealthy white people paying poor brown people to climb Everest in order to perform lawn maintenance.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 11:32 AM (lPsvG)

399
*places Straw Boater on head at a rakish tilt*

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2019 11:32 AM (CRRq9)

400 Seventeen people have died on Mt. Everest this season.


The climbed only to die and remain forever mummified in the Land of Eternal Shit.

Something poetic or Greeky mythish about that.

*sheds single tear*

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2019 11:35 AM (CRRq9)

401 the = they

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2019 11:36 AM (CRRq9)

402 I have good insoles. I think my hiking shoes were wrong though. No blisters but my second toe nail is turning black... definitely not the right shoes.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 25, 2019 11:44 AM (UUBmN)

403 392 lin-duh, get yourself a pair of Vionic Tides (flip-flops). They cured my plantar fasciitis 6 years ago and it's never come back. I have three pairs and I wear them all spring/summer/fall around the house (too cold in winter here!).

Posted by: bluebell at May 25, 2019 11:23 AM (aXucN)

Amazon has them but they seem a tad expensive...

Vionic Women's Pacific High Tide Toepost Sandals - Ladies Platform Flip Flops with Orthotic Arch Support
4.2 out of 5 stars 1,540

$30.00-$6,995.00


*Jk....I just love Amazon pricing errors.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 12:06 PM (cF8AT)

404 Linda,

Get a tennis ball and roll it under your foot while your sitting down. Start gentle, then increase pressure. Also, sometimes a frozen bottle of water, rolled under your foot helps too.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 12:07 PM (cF8AT)

405 If I were going to climb Everest, I'd carry a parachute. To hell with climbing back down.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 25, 2019 12:25 PM (yQpMk)

Saturday Morning Open Thread

Good morning kids. As you wait for Mis Hum with the covfefe, you can park it right here. Have a better one.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 06:46 AM




Comments

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1 YAYYYYY!

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 06:47 AM (vd8XM)

2 Thanks J.J.!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 25, 2019 06:47 AM (kQs4Y)

3 I have never been 1st. Not that I've tried, til today!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 06:47 AM (Z/jzm)

4 Sigh. I walked away to make the coffee.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 06:48 AM (Z/jzm)

5 Morning, all

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:49 AM (dCRRg)

6
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2019 06:50 AM (X3lUd)

7 I could have bailed the grass after mowing yesterday. All of this hot, dry global warming is...what?
I mean cool and rainy CLIMATE CHANGE is making it grow and not take up the CO2 like it supposed to.
The rest of the trees and shrubs aren't using CO2 either.
Damn lazy green stuff

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

8 Baled not bailed

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

9 G'mornin' Horde !

Thanks, JJ !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2019 06:54 AM (isI7q)

10 JJ to the rescue

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 06:54 AM (BbGew)

11 yo JJ WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 06:55 AM (JFO2v)

12 Report: Long-Running Political Lecture Show 'Saturday Night Live' Will Shift To Comedy Next Season

https://tinyurl.com/yxudhnsq

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 06:56 AM (vd8XM)

13 >>> Baled not bailed

Good thing. I was wandering if you were growing miscreant grass.

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 06:56 AM (dCRRg)

14 Been way too wet here, also.

Be nice if it was evened out over the summer. Our luck it will all come now and be drought-like in july and august

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 06:57 AM (Z/jzm)

15 Be nice if it was evened out over the summer. Our luck it will all come now and be drought-like in july and august
Posted by: My life is insanity

Usually what happens. Then I'll be dragging the hose around to try and keep the annuals alive.

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 06:58 AM (vd8XM)

16 https://www.thediplomad.com/
May Goes

http://coldfury.com/2019/05/25/diva-down/

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 06:58 AM (BbGew)

17 Good morning morons!

Posted by: ExPat Patriot at May 25, 2019 06:59 AM (yQ2GJ)

18 TOP TWENTY!!!!

Posted by: Pedian at May 25, 2019 07:00 AM (voWOU)

19 Way too wet is right - nothing disastrous, just keeping the fields too squishy to plant. Farmers are not pleased.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2019 07:00 AM (isI7q)

20 Oh my goodness...those obsolete man skills you should ditch. Yeah...not the guy you want to come along when you have a flat tire in a snowstorm.

Long live the Patriarchy. The good sort: he who helps the weak, gives courage to the faint and protects.

Posted by: lizabth at May 25, 2019 07:00 AM (RFh5Y)

21 Tried to plant some annuals. As I dug into the soil, I couldn't believe how wet it was. We are on high ground, and have great soil. It was like a sponge...I've never seen it like that before.

Posted by: lizabth at May 25, 2019 07:03 AM (RFh5Y)

22 I didn't look at the skills you should ditch yet, but skills you shouldn't would be better read.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:04 AM (BbGew)

23 Good morning all.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 07:04 AM (F8YM0)

24 Tried to plant some annuals. As I dug into the soil, I couldn't believe how wet it was. We are on high ground, and have great soil. It was like a sponge...I've never seen it like that before.
Posted by: lizabth

Wife got a lucky break. She planted them early last week after about 4 days of little precip. Then we got lotsa, so everything got a good soak and I'm hoping won't need watering for a while

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:05 AM (vd8XM)

25 Release the Vic!

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at May 25, 2019 07:05 AM (p0pYQ)

26 The comments on that article about obsolete man-skills are priceless.

Posted by: lizabth at May 25, 2019 07:06 AM (RFh5Y)

27 Can't imagine needing water for a long while. Rain possibilities through next week for us. The seeds I planted a while back are doing great, as are my roses!

Posted by: lizabth at May 25, 2019 07:08 AM (RFh5Y)

28 I didn't look at the skills you should ditch yet, but skills you shouldn't would be better read.
Posted by: Skip

The hunting one is good. The reasoning eventually slides to ordering meal kits and cooking them at home.
Eventually it will lead to eating Kaboom brand Soyent Green from the tube.

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:09 AM (vd8XM)

29 Looking at the "ditching skills" in another way, isn't it interesting how the Left is always demanding you lose or give up things rather than, in a liberal manner, add to them. It's always a zero-sum game with them. You must GIVE UP profit, GIVE UP liberty. What if you ADDED their so-called values to your own, i.e., tried broadening or enriching. No -- you must relinquish, surrender, submit, to their worldview.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 25, 2019 07:10 AM (H8QX8)

30 mornin yall. I expect it will be 96 degrees in the shade here again today. I am ditching all of my man skills and will take up meditation.

ommmmmmm

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:11 AM (UdKB7)

31 Re all the rain and the wet soil - Lately I've been finding some water on my garage floor. Not a lot, just a small puddle, like somebody spilled a cup of water or less. I can't figure out where it's coming from. Is it possible for the water to be coming up from the ground through some hairline cracks in the floor? It's bizarre.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 25, 2019 07:11 AM (hkMx0)

32 @ 29 Yep...that pretty much sums up their quintessential desire. For us.

Posted by: lizabth at May 25, 2019 07:12 AM (RFh5Y)

33 My nieces, bless them, ordered up one of those meal kit deliveries for me and my wife when I had my ankle surgery.
The food is good, but you still have the prep and the cooking. So about and hour in the kitchen to prepare a meal.
The meal is only two servings. So you spend the hour prepping and cooking and no leftovers.

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:12 AM (vd8XM)

34 Meh...work. Have a fine day, Morons.

Posted by: lizabth at May 25, 2019 07:12 AM (RFh5Y)

35 Alabama is changing marriage laws:

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/24/alabama-marriage-licenses/

WTF? Why is government even involved in marriage? Why do I need a license and to pay a fee? Get government out of my bedroom.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

36 Coffee and putting the flag up this morning.

Posted by: Uncle Si at May 25, 2019 07:13 AM (F7vOh)

37 Is it possible for the water to be coming up from the ground through some hairline cracks in the floor? It's bizarre.
Posted by: biancaneve

Could be a possibilty

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

38 So Skills you should give up is a Leftist view?

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:14 AM (BbGew)

39 Does anybody know where I can get me some therapy?

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:14 AM (UdKB7)

40 Open the cellar door and check.

Posted by: Ass Chum at May 25, 2019 07:15 AM (Jj+59)

41 Mexicans reenact thelma and louise

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/24/texas-car-drawbridge-louisiana/

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:16 AM (JFO2v)

42 So Skills you should give up is a Leftist view?
Posted by: Skip

Most of what he wants you to give up will give you more time to artistically arrange your man bun and search online for the best soy cheese

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:17 AM (vd8XM)

43 I could have bailed the grass after mowing yesterday. All of this hot, dry global warming is...what?

I'm just glad we're still allowed to cut the grass, what with our infernal combustion engines and all.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2019 07:17 AM (NpvYf)

44 Mexicans reenact thelma and louise


Or thought that the Blues Brothers was a reality show

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:18 AM (vd8XM)

45 37 Is it possible for the water to be coming up from the ground through some hairline cracks in the floor? It's bizarre.
Posted by: biancaneve

Could be a possibilty
Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

maybe the foundation is floating on dirt now water and water is taking easiest route

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:19 AM (JFO2v)

46 'Instead, Learn How to Decorate'

Here's the thing. I already know how to decorate. It may not be conventional, but I know what I like. A stroll thru my shop would reveal my mad interior decoration skills.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:20 AM (UdKB7)

47 Hey Everybody

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 25, 2019 07:21 AM (7ZQe3)

48 Ha. The report on the Mexican bridge jumping beens states the mens names and even their ages at the start of the article.
The last line in the article says...
Investigation is ongoing and the identities of those who died are currently not revealed, pending notification to next of kin.

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:21 AM (vd8XM)

49 Here's the thing. I already know how to decorate. It may not be conventional, but I know what I like. A stroll thru my shop would reveal my mad interior decoration skills.
Posted by: freaked

But, you gotta take a class on how many pillows to have on the sofa and bed.

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:22 AM (vd8XM)

50 39 Does anybody know where I can get me some therapy?
Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:14 AM (UdKB7)

What kind? Physical? Occupational? Speech? Cognitive-behavioral? Electroshock?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 07:22 AM (NWiLs)

51 leak in a water hose

Posted by: Ass Chum at May 25, 2019 07:22 AM (Jj+59)

52 Nigel's April showers
Ended May's power

Posted by: Miklos, semi-caffeinated at May 25, 2019 07:22 AM (QzkSJ)

53 So Skills you should give up is a Leftist view?

I wasn't sure if that article was The Onion or not. It was so mincing it made my skin crawl.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2019 07:23 AM (Z1eux)

54 wait wut?

Hopkins believes the study provides evidence that the racially incendiary rhetoric and policies issuing from Trumps White House have pushed the majority of Americans in the opposite direction, WaPo reports.

So PDT be racist make the county less racist?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:24 AM (JFO2v)

55 Bruce that reminds me of my trip thru the drive thru a couple of days ago...

Me: I'll have a small coffee and a steak biscuit.

Her: Do you want to upsize that?

Me: No, I want a SMALL coffee.

Her: Do you want the combo?

Me: No, just a steak biscuit and a small coffee.

* drives up to window and gets order *

Me: Can a have a packet of ketchup?

Her: Just one?

Me: Yes, just one.

Her: * hand me two packets of ketchup *

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:27 AM (UdKB7)

56 "What kind? Physical? Occupational? Speech? Cognitive-behavioral? Electroshock?"

Whatever it takes to make me a new man. The old one is gettng pretty cranky.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:29 AM (UdKB7)

57 Why does JJ have to start every morning with those long, long-winded scre.. um.. never mind.

Hi.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 07:31 AM (rPjB9)

58 >>Whatever it takes to make me a new man. The old one is gettng pretty cranky.
Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:29 AM (UdKB7)

Sunshine-therapy, or make some time for yourself everyday-therapy.

Otherwise take the electro-shock option

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 07:34 AM (Z/jzm)

59 I'm not going to read that Obsolete Man Skills You Should Ditch article. I'll do what I damn well please, thank you very much.

"The author left one out: "Banging my girlfriend.""
Heh

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2019 07:34 AM (y0y19)

60 Her: Do you want to upsize that?


Me: For Free?

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:35 AM (vd8XM)

61 Whenever something breaks around the house I do a cost analysis on paying someone else to fix or replace. I figure out how long I would have to work at my regular job to pay someone else to do it. If I have to work two days to pay someone for a job I can do myself in one, then I'll do it myself.

A good example is garage doors. I recently had two replaced for abut $1500. I could have bought the doors myself for about $1200 and it would have taken all day. as it was, the crew came in and did it in about two hours, That was worth it.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:35 AM (UdKB7)

62 I think it's going to be another fantastic day, a little cool out now

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:35 AM (BbGew)

63 Happy to see JJ made this post. As the claimed to have the the Brake Pulling madman and JJ was able to post this AM it appear it was not him.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:36 AM (JFO2v)

64 "Sunshine-therapy"

It's gonna be 96 degrees here today. I need therapy, not a heat stroke.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:37 AM (UdKB7)

65
"The author left one out: "Banging my girlfriend.""
Heh
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2019 07:34 AM (y0y19)

As I say your are either banging your wife (or GF) or someone else is!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:37 AM (JFO2v)

66 Otherwise take the electro-shock option
Posted by: My life is insanity

The sidebar guy went for the estrogen replacement therapy.

Posted by: Miklos, opting out at May 25, 2019 07:37 AM (QzkSJ)

67 Good morning all! Morning coffee then off to batting practice with the boy. He has tryouts for his high school baseball team on Tuesday. He is excited.

Posted by: jmel at May 25, 2019 07:38 AM (OeWgo)

68 54 wait wut?

Hopkins believes the study provides evidence that the racially incendiary rhetoric and policies issuing from Trumps White House have pushed the majority of Americans in the opposite direction, WaPo reports.

So PDT be racist make the county less racist?
Posted by: rhennigantx



They already have there conclusion. Trump is a racist,homophobe,sexist,traitor,blahblahblah.. All they do now is shit out data and apply.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2019 07:38 AM (y0y19)

69 Send some my way, please. 70 but cloudy aaaaand....rain

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 07:38 AM (Z/jzm)

70 Send some my way, please. 70 but cloudy aaaaand....rain
Posted by: My life is insanity

Sorry. No weather machine today.

Not till sundown.

Posted by: Rebbi Miklos at May 25, 2019 07:40 AM (QzkSJ)

71 A good example is garage doors. I recently had two replaced for abut $1500. I could have bought the doors myself for about $1200 and it would have taken all day. as it was, the crew came in and did it in about two hours, That was worth it.
Posted by: freaked

And I always figure in 3 trips to the local hardware store.

I do take my car to the local car wash. The do a very good job inside and out in about the time, if I do it myself, attach the hose. Find out where my wife put my car wash bucket at. Oh crap! she put dirt and sand in it again. Now I gotta wash the bucket out. Now where are my car washing micro fiber towels....oh jeez, she used them to clean up a mess in the basement....finally find some clean towels, get everything ready and....the damn oak trees are dropping pollen like a crop duster.

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:40 AM (vd8XM)

72 I'm assuming all the racing this weekend is going to be rained out? I heard Indy 500 is expecting rain. Not sure about Charlotte. Monaco GP will race rain or no rain.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2019 07:41 AM (y0y19)

73 related to skills you give up - KTE was asking me why groceries now have a curbside pick up option

you order stuff online, drive all the way to the store, then sit in your car so they bring it out to you

apart from disabled customers - what's the point of that?

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 25, 2019 07:43 AM (dm05u)

74 >>Send some my way, please. 70 but cloudy aaaaand....rain
Posted by: My life is insanity

Sorry. No weather machine today.

Not till sundown.
Posted by: Rebbi Miklos at May 25, 2019 07:40 AM (QzkSJ)

It's actually nice right now, but if I start the table refinishing on the patio Iwill have to move it into the garage. Might as well start there in the first place.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 07:44 AM (Z/jzm)

75 I'm assuming all the racing this weekend is going to be rained out? I heard Indy 500 is expecting rain.

Make it an even more interesting race. Out a couple of semis out on the track. Some drivers are required to text while driving. And put in a crosswalk on the track

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:44 AM (vd8XM)

76 you order stuff online, drive all the way to the store, then sit in your car so they bring it out to you

apart from disabled customers - what's the point of that?
Posted by: vmom superior

Insidious plot by Big Rollerskate

Posted by: Miklos, thinking cute carhop chicks at May 25, 2019 07:44 AM (QzkSJ)

77 after 3 days of what I believed to be a sinus headache, this morning I finally took my migraine pill
I think it's working

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 25, 2019 07:45 AM (dm05u)

78
On repairs:
1) Do I have the tools?
2) How long will it take me vs. someone else?
3) What happens if I screw it up vs. they screw it up?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2019 07:45 AM (X3lUd)

79 apart from disabled customers - what's the point of that?
Posted by: vmom superior

My wife said, why would I want some goofy teenager picking out my produce, meat, the front carton of milk that only has 2 days left on the code....

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:46 AM (vd8XM)

80 75: Meh, I can see that on the Beltway around DC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2019 07:46 AM (y0y19)

81 4) It's not really broke, just do like this and it's fine

Posted by: Miklos, kinda lazy at May 25, 2019 07:47 AM (QzkSJ)

82 Sun 93 F

Track will be hot and slick as owl snot

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:47 AM (JFO2v)

83 Meh, I can see that on the Beltway around DC.
Posted by: Puddleglum

Get yourself a pace car, or a Pacer, a checkered flag, and make a day of it!

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:47 AM (vd8XM)

84
Hope to mow the dog pens and the back three acres.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2019 07:47 AM (X3lUd)

85 73 related to skills you give up - KTE was asking me why groceries now have a curbside pick up option

you order stuff online, drive all the way to the store, then sit in your car so they bring it out to you

apart from disabled customers - what's the point of that?
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 25, 2019 07:43 AM (dm05u)

I have nieces with lil kids and that is all they know.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:48 AM (JFO2v)

86 why would I want some goofy teenager picking out my produce, meat, the front carton of milk that only has 2 days left on the code..

And it's the teenager on the milk carton

Posted by: Miklos, alerting Amber in Customer Service at May 25, 2019 07:48 AM (QzkSJ)

87 >>you order stuff online, drive all the way to the store, then sit in your car so they bring it out to you

apart from disabled customers - what's the point of that?
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 25, 2019

Right?! And how do you get all those impulse-items in your cart?

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 07:48 AM (Z/jzm)

88 I go to the bathroom, then get a cup of coffee, come back, sit back down, touch the mouse --Blue Screen of Reboot. Several times a day now. Such fun.

Skip linked to
http://coldfury.com/2019/05/25/diva-down/

"Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, Mrs. May said it was in the 'best interests of the country for a new prime minister' to lead Britain through the Brexit process."

Gee, wonder what her first clue might've been...?

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 07:49 AM (rPjB9)

89 And it's the teenager on the milk carton
Posted by: Miklos,

HA!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:49 AM (vd8XM)

90 53 So Skills you should give up is a Leftist view?

I wasn't sure if that article was The Onion or not. It was so mincing it made my skin crawl

======
I don't generally use the term as a pejorative, but the creator of that article is a faggot.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at May 25, 2019 07:49 AM (TtRPQ)

91 One guy put in a new garage door in about 2-3 hours....Took away the old wooden one and all. I assumed he would be here all day, and he was here and gone before I knew it. I wonder how many he does in one day.

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 07:50 AM (Lx7fT)

92 I don't generally use the term as a pejorative, but the creator of that article is a faggot.
Posted by: Vlad the implaer,

A Kansas City faggot?

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:50 AM (vd8XM)

93 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2019 07:50 AM (u82oZ)

94 I like going to the grocery store and shopping sometimes. Mrs f'd says she likes it too because I always come home with interesting stuff that was not on the list.

Posted by: freaked at May 25, 2019 07:50 AM (UdKB7)

95 One guy put in a new garage door in about 2-3 hours....Took away the old wooden one and all. I assumed he would be here all day, and he was here and gone before I knew it. I wonder how many he does in one day.
Posted by: Colin

That's always a plus for those jobs.
The haul away of the old material

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:51 AM (vd8XM)

96 Qualifying at Monaco is in a hour, it doesn't rain there often for the Grand prix. It would be a shame to watch the race sitting pool side on the hotel roof or the yacht's in the rain.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:52 AM (BbGew)

97 Up early for our annual Memorial Day garage sale!

Morning horde.

Posted by: mpfs, Waiter, I'll have the Juan de Fuca Plate at May 25, 2019 07:54 AM (o7BF0)

98 I have nieces with lil kids and that is all they know.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 07:48 AM (JFO2v)

little kids are a bother when grocery shopping but it's fun for the kids usually
there's a lot of learning going on

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 25, 2019 07:54 AM (dm05u)

99 92 I don't generally use the term as a pejorative, but the creator of that article is a faggot.
Posted by: Vlad the implaer,

A Kansas City faggot?
Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:50 AM (vd8XM)

He ain't laying any track, that's for sure.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 07:55 AM (NWiLs)

100 We all had much fun yesterday (Well, I did anyway ) with the thread dealing with Sandy Cortez talking about "casual" tornadoes. I think the poster was correct who said, "Maybe she meant ' causal' ". That was clever; I wouldn't have thought of that. Maybe because causal is not a word I use very often, or at all and as my son pointed out, "It's an awkward phrase construction in respect to tornados".

***And just a note that hopefully is not needed, but I'll say it anyway. Tornadoes are a horrible things and I feel for the people affected by them. I think it's good to give to relief efforts in some way, if people are able to do that. However, Sandy is not the brightest bulb in the box and I had a great time laughing at the comments of various posters.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 07:55 AM (ahS0B)

101 Qualifying at Monaco is in a hour
====Ł

Wish me luck!

Posted by: Ruthie at May 25, 2019 07:56 AM (JcXHH)

102 Formal tornados get taken more seriously than casual tornados.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 25, 2019 07:56 AM (NWiLs)

103 94 Like pie

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 07:56 AM (BbGew)

104 Morning all. Headed offshore this AM.

On this day in 1948, Polish Army Captain Witold Pilecki was executed by the Polish Soviet puppet government for spying.

Pilecki was one of the founders of the Polish underground army after the Germans and Russians tore Poland in half. In 1940, he took a fake identity and got himself thrown into Auschwitz to gather intelligence and organize resistance and networks inside the camp.

He spent 2 1/2 years in there, passing up opportunities to escape. In April 1943 he realized he'd done everything he could and broke out with two other men.

Once out. He contacted the Polish resistance and tried to organize either an attack on the camp, or airdrops of weapons to let the inmates attack the guards; all of this was denied.

In 1944 he fought in the Warsaw uprising, commanding the last stronghold to surrender to the Germans.

After the war, he went back into Poland to spy on the Sovist puppets who were setting up shop there; he considered the Polish government in exile to be the legitimate government of Poland. He was captured, given a show trial and shot. His final resting place is unknown.

His 1945 report on the Auschwitz mission is available on Amazon under the title The Auschwitz Volunteer. It is the stuff of nightmares but worth reading if you can stomach it.

Witold Pilecki, AKA Tomasz of Auschwitz, prisoner number 4859, Polish Catholic and holder of balls of fucking steel-- rest in peace.

Posted by: Vanya at May 25, 2019 07:57 AM (ObP16)

105 Morning all...

For those that missed it yesterday...

Trump gets off plane during refueling in Alaska...greets troops.

https://tinyurl.com/y2ajlmjc

This isn't the scripted video the WH put out...it's better.

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 07:58 AM (cF8AT)

106 store bought pie?!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 07:58 AM (Z/jzm)

107 Got to go grocery shopping, but wait until I know the 4.99 roasted chickens are ready. Poor chicken, from egg to rotisserie in such a short time. Walmart sometimes puts yesterdays chickens out for 3.99. I know they are a day old, but what the hell.

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 07:58 AM (Lx7fT)

108 It would be a shame to watch the race sitting pool side on the hotel roof or the yacht's in the rain.
Posted by: Skip

Can you rent a seat on a yacht for the race or qualifying? That would be kind of fun.

I could bring my own Natty Lite and Funyuns with me

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:58 AM (vd8XM)

109
So PDT be racist make the county less racist?


They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think feel it means.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 25, 2019 08:00 AM (lD3vL)

110 This isn't the scripted video the WH put out...it's better.
Posted by: Tami

Great video. Thanks for posting

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:02 AM (vd8XM)

111 Taking down trees is something you want professionally done. Especially when they're 80 feet tall and next to the house

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 25, 2019 08:03 AM (7ZQe3)

112 Taking down trees is something you want professionally done. Especially when they're 80 feet tall and next to the house
Posted by: Pete Seria

Or make sure it's not your house

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:03 AM (vd8XM)

113 This isn't the scripted video the WH put out...it's better.
Posted by: Tami

==

made me happy to watch

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjasmy at May 25, 2019 08:03 AM (dm05u)

114 Walmart sometimes puts yesterdays chickens out for 3.99. I know they are a day old, but what the hell.

-

I buy those often, especially if I'm just going to to use the meat in another dish.

Fast, cheap, easy, and good:

Rotisserie chicken dark meat
1 can cream of mushroom with equal parts sour cream and chicken broth
Cup of shredded cheese if you like
Mix, bake at 350 for 30 minutes
Serve mixed up in noodles or over rice

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:04 AM (lPsvG)

115 Racism is okay because everyone is racist and it's baked into the white patriarchy cake or something.

NOW you don't want to be a white supremacist.

Or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:05 AM (lPsvG)

116 The word 'racist' has been
made into a meaningless mouth-fart. Employed by liars in order to intimidate the feeble-minded.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at May 25, 2019 08:05 AM (TtRPQ)

117 This isn't the scripted video the WH put out...it's better.
Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 07:58 AM (cF8AT)

great video thanks

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 08:05 AM (JFO2v)

118 rhennigantx #35:
Alabama is changing marriage laws:
https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/24/alabama-marriage-licenses/
WTF? Why is government even involved in marriage? Why do I need a license and to pay a fee? Get government out of my bedroom.


From the article:

"The bill allows couples who wish to get married to submit a marriage certificate to the probate judge showing the couple meets the proper legal requirements... without traveling somewhere else, which is the intent of the law...."

Sounds just like a fundamental easing of a limitation.

But get this, from the article:

"I feel like while in and of itself it is not prejudiced, I feel like it was born out of prejudice though," said Democratic state Rep. Neil Rafferty of Birmingham, who voted against the bill... [and who, much to all our surprise] is the only gay member of the House...."

♪ Feelings! Nothing more than feewings! ♪
_____

But to rhennigantx's statement, one of my oldest (Mar 1997) webworks:

Freedom to Marry - Does the State define marriage?
http://bit.ly/free2wed
Two letters to the editor of the local rag, from before I learned the hard way not to do that.

(I should re-read that and see if I still agree with myself. I see I added a 2010 addendum regarding... Alabama's marriage licensing!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 08:05 AM (rPjB9)

119 >> This isn't the scripted video the WH put out...it's better.
Posted by: Tami

He is so genuine. Nice video. That 1st young woman who took the selfie was so excited!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 08:06 AM (Z/jzm)

120 I could bring my own Natty Lite and Funyuns with me
Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:58 AM (vd8XM)

Stella is the Natty lite of EU

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 08:06 AM (JFO2v)

121 I think it's interesting that one of my new favorites , EPOCH TIMES, is owned by a Falung Gong guy from New York. Imagine that.

Posted by: Ass Chum at May 25, 2019 08:06 AM (Jj+59)

122 @realDonaldTrump 5 hours ago

Democrat Senator Mark Warner is acting and talking like he is in total control of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Their is nothing bipartisan about him. He should not be allowed to take "command" of that Committee. Too important! Remember when he spoke to the Russian jokester?

@realDonaldTrump 5 hours ago

Can't believe that Rolling Thunder would be given a hard time with permits in Washington, D.C. They are great Patriots who I have gotten to know and see in action. They love our Country and love our Flag. If I can help, I will!

(anyone know the back story on Rolling thunder?)

Posted by: Tami at May 25, 2019 08:06 AM (cF8AT)

123 rhennigantx #41:
Mexicans reenact thelma and louise

I was thinking attempted Blues Brothers. "Don't try this yourselves, kids."

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 25, 2019 08:07 AM (rPjB9)

124 Stella is the Natty lite of EU
Posted by: rhennigantx

Can I still drink it out of the can, or do I have to use that chalice glass?

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:07 AM (vd8XM)

125 90
53 So Skills you should give up is a Leftist view?



I wasn't sure if that article was The Onion or not. It was so mincing it made my skin crawl

---
I take particular objection to that article because of my own situation. My parents split when I was 4 and I lived with mom, which meant whatever skills training I got was on the odd weekend or summer at my grandparents.

Took me a while to catch up, and part of having skill is knowing - as others have pointed out - when to call in the pro and when you can do it yourself.

But there's also a lot of satisfaction when you do a small little repair or micro-project. Yesterday I was cleaning out the garage and found myself looking at a broken dustpan (no handle) and a bent snow shovel. A few minutes later, I'd removed the shovel blade and substituted the dust pan, giving me a nice upright sweeping tool for the price of a couple of nuts and bolts.

I have tried to teach my daughters some of this but am resigned that I will have to do a remedial course with my future sons-in-law when the time comes.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 25, 2019 08:07 AM (cfSRQ)

126 "Taking down trees is something you want professionally done."

Ditch your lumberjack skills and take up fashion design.

Posted by: I'm a beautiful guy at May 25, 2019 08:08 AM (UdKB7)

127 feel like while in and of itself it is not prejudiced, I feel like it was born out of prejudice though," said Democratic state Rep. Neil Rafferty of Birmingham

-

If there's one thing we can learn from history it's that we should take advice on prejudice from Alabama democrats.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Media Controls the Whether Machines at May 25, 2019 08:08 AM (lPsvG)

128 If there's one thing we can learn from history it's that we should take advice on prejudice from Alabama democrats.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

And any advice at all from a brain damaged barrista

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:09 AM (vd8XM)

129 Coffee's on

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 08:11 AM (Z/jzm)

130 But if the trees are only 35 - 40 foot do you take the chance?

Asking for a freind

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:11 AM (BbGew)

131 YahOOOOoo news.
Ohio town braces for KKK rally.

Here's what you do. Ignore it. Ignore them. Stay away.

No bracing necessary

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:11 AM (vd8XM)

132 But if the trees are only 35 - 40 foot do you take the chance?

Asking for a freind
Posted by: Skip

As long as you yell "Tiiimmmberrrrr"(it's an OSHA thing) you're good to go

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:13 AM (vd8XM)

133 People! Coffee's on. Mis Hum's serving

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 08:13 AM (Z/jzm)

134 130
But if the trees are only 35 - 40 foot do you take the chance?



Asking for a freind

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 08:11 AM (BbGew)

---
Is their life insurance paid up? Are you the beneficiary?

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 25, 2019 08:15 AM (cfSRQ)

135 118

a comment below your letter sasy

To be specific, the federal government has a number of tax and entitlement benefits earmarked specifically for married couples

Why? Why would government try to make marriage better? And it is interesting they left off the marriage penalty. Many 2 income families pay more than their fair share of taxes as the second income move them into a new tax bracket. And then there is SS. I can get about 3000 at 67 and my wife about 2800. HOWEVER, together as a family we can only get a combined 4800.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 08:17 AM (JFO2v)

136 Can I still drink it out of the can, or do I have to use that chalice glass?
Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 08:07 AM (vd8XM)

yep if it is a litre can

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2019 08:18 AM (JFO2v)

137 "My wife said, why would I want some goofy teenager picking out my produce, meat, the front carton of milk that only has 2 days left on the code....

Posted by: Bruce at May 25, 2019 07:46 AM (vd8XM)"



Exactly.
Makes less than no sense.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2019 08:19 AM (isI7q)

138 Ditch your lumberjack skills and take up fashion design.
Posted by: I'm a beautiful guy at May 25, 2019 08:08 AM (UdKB7)

Can I not do both

Posted by: I am a lumberjack and I am ok at May 25, 2019 08:19 AM (JFO2v)

139 YahOOOOoo news.

Ohio town braces for KKK rally.


Ever since Trump moved into the WH, Yahoooooo news has had it in for Trump. Along with AOL and others. I assume they will get Trump into the story somehow. I don't know where their news feeds come from, but guessing the NYT or WP.

Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 08:20 AM (Lx7fT)

140 I've been doing some tree clearing at my mother-in-law's former house, but mostly just trimming dead branches. I did take out a small mulberry that was mostly dead. But the one that remains needs a professional since it's next to the power lines and <20 feet from the house.

Trust me, bringing down sizeable trees is not a 'learn on the job' proposition. Suddenly you've got a few thousand pounds falling unpredictably...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 25, 2019 08:26 AM (oVJmc)

141 133
People! Coffee's on. Mis Hum's serving

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 25, 2019 08:13 AM (Z/jzm)

---
*Holds mug up to USP port expectantly*

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 25, 2019 08:34 AM (cfSRQ)

142 Ever since Trump moved into the WH, Yahoooooo news
has had it in for Trump. Along with AOL and others. I assume they will
get Trump into the story somehow. I don't know where their news feeds
come from, but guessing the NYT or WP.


Posted by: Colin at May 25, 2019 08:20 AM (Lx7fT)

---
Every single story is now viewed through the prism of: How can this hurt Trump?

No doubt it was assumed that the economy could collapse and WW III would break out, but since things are looking better, it's all being framed as *in spite* of what Trump is doing.

Of course this appeals to a very tiny audience, which is why media operations are collapsing. For a long time I wondered how long it could go on and the answer seems to be: not much longer.

Even progressives get tired of throwing money away without result.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 25, 2019 08:37 AM (cfSRQ)

143 19

Way too wet is right - nothing disastrous, just keeping the fields too squishy to plant. Farmers are not pleased.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2019 07:00 AM (isI7q)


Have never seen a happy farmer. What does one look like?

Posted by: Lump at May 25, 2019 09:00 AM (iqObD)

144 Witold was a man. A great man. The Poles have many tragic heroes. They don't forget their history.

Posted by: pawn at May 25, 2019 10:40 AM (ti2yD)

145 Man

Posted by: pawn at May 25, 2019 10:40 AM (ti2yD)

ONT

Friday night! What say we send out for some Chinese food?

chinese food.jpg

And Some Beer, While We Can Get It..


Trump Is Killing the Beer Industry


Oh no! Lets see some quotes from the article:

The drop in beer profits may not be only the administration’s fault. All booze sales, including wine, beer, and spirits, dropped by .08 percent in 2018 for the third year in a row. Many drinkers are apparently shifting towards consuming wine and liquor over beer, so the industry was harder hit by the decline in alcohol consumption overall.


Some areas of the industry are still growing, with brewing jobs up 8 percent. The report attributes that to the “tremendous growth in micro and brewpub employment as well as growth in higher margin products from all brewers.”


But the headline... Muh clicks!


Short Story


Sniper.jpg


Clickbait


The Forbidden Places On The Earth You Are Not Allowed To Visit

Unfortunately, the captions were written by the same guy who translated the Chinese menu above.


Potato, Pot 8 Ohs

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Potoooooooo.jpg

Life in America

Notes on the Great Realignment Things are in flux right now. We're in one of those inflection points in history, and nobody knows how it's going to turn out.

BACK ROW AMERICA Really good article excerpting an upcoming book.

MS-13 Teens Came to U.S. as Family Unit and Unaccompanied, Murdered 14-Year-Old Girl After Being Released in a Sanctuary County

P.G. County. It's bluer than California. PG and Montgomery Counties and Baltimore City are the three counties that keep Maryland blue. Without any one of this we'd be a red state. One of the reasons I'm in favor of DC statehood – as long as they take PG and Montgomery with them (along with NOVA). Never happen, of course, too much tax base from Fed jobs there.


How Street Signs Are Made



Tonight's Argument

Posited: Bob Seger was a better artist in the 70s and 80s than Bruce Springsteen. Discuss.


Top Ten Bob Seger Songs


Pick One

“Ain't no cure for....

A) the summertime blues

B) Jihad


Blasphemous Humor. Wasn't That a Depeche Mode Song?


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Attack of the Pussy Patrol! or Revenge of the Soy Boys


Obsolete Man Skills You Should Ditch

Somebody got take this wuss' lunch money. Weirddave's Paradox: Soy Boys seek to implement leftist policies that will inevitably devolve society, yet they would be utterly incapable of surviving in a society functioning at a more primitive level.


Shameful

Hacienda victim may have been pregnant before

And people actually seem puzzled when they ask me how I can support the death penalty.


Here's Hoping

Abortion Extremists Will Reap The Whirlwind

Tonight's ONT brought to you by Joel Osteen:

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I'll be camping in western Pennsylvania this weekend with Gingy and Little. Tomorrow we'll be going to Fort Ligonier for their French and Indian Wars re-enactments. If any Yinzeers would like to meet up, drop me a line, my nic at gee, mail!

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1 Oneth again?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:00 PM (HaL55)

2 Lost in translation!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 24, 2019 10:00 PM (UUBmN)

3 I'll fetch the others.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:00 PM (HaL55)

4 hiya

Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 24, 2019 10:01 PM (htgmn)

5 ONT !

Woohoo !

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:01 PM (isI7q)

6 OMG-6th?

Posted by: Bookdoc at May 24, 2019 10:01 PM (PzBTm)

7 Yo ONT!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:01 PM (438dO)

8 Damn, I was just reaching Peak Oeuvre in the other thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:02 PM (4knXT)

9 I'd like some grilled sexual harassment please.

No, no fries - I'm eating low carb thanks.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:03 PM (Y4EXg)

10 Have a fun camping trip, WD, Gingy, Little, et al.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:03 PM (t+qrx)

11 I'll have a Miller Lite and do my part to keep the beer industry solvent.

Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 24, 2019 10:03 PM (htgmn)

12 Ok, I'm not complaining but my damn browser kept closing or I coulda been a contenda.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 24, 2019 10:04 PM (OX6sG)

13 I totally agree about Bob Seeger.. I never liked Sprinsteen's songs.. unless performed by Manfred Mann

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:04 PM (438dO)

14 Good night all

Posted by: Skip at May 24, 2019 10:04 PM (BbGew)

15 Bob Segar runs fucking circles around Bruce. No doubt about it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:04 PM (sFofr)

16 Happy Three Day Weekend, ye ratfucking scurvy scum!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:04 PM (4knXT)

17 Hmmmmm.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

18 I once knew a girl who had a potato box.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4knXT)

19 ONT! and with so much content!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (GBteo)

20 I'll have a Miller Lite and do my part to keep the beer industry solvent.

Posted by: ALH
.............
I could carbonate some pee.. kinda the same thing..
Having a Lagunitas Little Something Something.. mmmmm beer..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (438dO)

21 I wouldn't be surprised if that drop in beer sales is because the demographic that drinks a lot of the stuff got jobs because of Trump. Hence they're not sitting around drinking every night because they gotta go to work in the morning (or night as it may be).

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4ErVI)

22 18 I once knew a girl who had a potato box.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4knXT)

'Knew' in biblical terms?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (sFofr)

23 I once knew a girl who had a potato box.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4knXT)


It's like a hope chest, only with potatoes in it.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

24 21 I wouldn't be surprised if that drop in beer sales is because the demographic that drinks a lot of the stuff got jobs because of Trump. Hence they're not sitting around drinking every night because they gotta go to work in the morning (or night as it may be).
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4ErVI)


I think it's the popularity of the Keto diet.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

25 This fortune cookie ha seen things:

Trust others, but still keep your eyes open.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (EBcsJ)

26 I'll have the Butter Many Privates.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 10:07 PM (gkstg)

27
Bob Segar runs fucking circles around Bruce. No doubt about it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:04 PM (sFofr)

Yup, Douche Leafspring can eat shit and die.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2019 10:07 PM (9Om/r)

28 Fun Fact: Bob Seger was instrumental in getting The Eagles' career off the ground.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (4knXT)

29 Never knew WeirdDave was from Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (gkstg)

30 Let's be honest. Bruce is a one hit wonder.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (sFofr)

31 The old ways are best and should be applied promptly to that pond scum at Hacienda!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (AZxMX)

32 22 18 I once knew a girl who had a potato box.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4knXT)

'Knew' in biblical terms?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (sFofr)

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Let he who is without sin, cast the first spud.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (4knXT)

33 I don't believe the photographer story. Sounds like something some fag would make up.

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:09 PM (UdKB7)

34 Bob Seger, no question. Live Bullet is one of the classic albums of the 70s.

Posted by: huerfano at May 24, 2019 10:09 PM (6e1eX)

35 From Anna Puma from the last thread. I hope it's ok.

SSG Drew Dix. Medal of Honor - Vietnam War

https://youtu.be/-_nA8e0YDfI

Posted by: dartist at May 24, 2019 10:09 PM (K22Va)

36 Let's be honest. Bruce is a one hit wonder.


In the spirit of casual tornadoes, which one do you mean?*


*(you poor, poor, casually uninformed fool).

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 24, 2019 10:09 PM (fuK7c)

37 Is this the casual ONT?

Posted by: Little Lupe at May 24, 2019 10:10 PM (EgshT)

38 32 22 18 I once knew a girl who had a potato box.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4knXT)

'Knew' in biblical terms?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (sFofr)

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Let he who is without sin, cast the first spud.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (4knXT)


Now I can't eat French fries. Thanks.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:10 PM (sFofr)

39 I totally agree about Bob Seeger.. I never liked Sprinsteen's songs.. unless performed by Manfred Mann

Agreed. Never have understood the fascination with BS. Or with Bruce Springsteen, either. He can't play guitar and his songs always do sound better when somebody else covers them. And he's the world's worst stage hog. If you haven't seen it, he pretty much ruins Roy Orbison't Black and White Night video.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:10 PM (HaL55)

40 Speaking of signs, our gov. Is replacing the street signs in our neighborhood where people have lived forever with larger street signs. Assholes. What a waste of money.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 24, 2019 10:10 PM (OX6sG)

41 The Osteen thing is hilarious.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 24, 2019 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

42
Let he who is without sin foul the first ficus.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 10:11 PM (f1Vqw)

43 Bob Seger > Pete Seeger

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:11 PM (4knXT)

44 Is six roasted husband one husband roasted six times, or six husbands roasted once?

/asking for a friend.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2019 10:11 PM (sktRI)

45 This Depeche Mode song nyah?

https://youtu.be/cwtXLVKjnOQ

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2019 10:11 PM (EBcsJ)

46 Trying to decide whether Segar or Springsteen is worse is pointless. They both suck.

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:11 PM (UdKB7)

47 Dogshit > Pete Seeger

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:12 PM (4knXT)

48 100 lbs of potatoes costs about $50 on sale... and you get fresh ones from the market as you need them..
I suppose if you have a lot of room, why not.. but some crops seem kinda stupid to me for an urban gardener.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:12 PM (438dO)

49 46 Trying to decide whether Segar or Springsteen is worse is pointless. They both suck.
Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:11 PM (UdKB7)


---------

Shut yore whore mouf

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:12 PM (4knXT)

50 Born in the USA.

Before and after that, Bruce is the modern day equivalent of John Mayer.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:12 PM (sFofr)

51 This Memorial Day, it's the 10th anniversary of the Infamous 2009 Memorial Day Weekend 1400 thread.

Don't ask. That is all.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 10:13 PM (0Ntuf)

52
Growing shit is one of those obsolete man skills.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 10:13 PM (f1Vqw)

53 Let he who is without sin, cast the first spud.
Posted by: Cicero

----

So Jesus comes upon a group of villagers who are fixing to stone an adulteress to death. Hold on there boys, says Jesus - let he who is without sin cast the first stone. The guys drop their arms and look around sheepishly.

Up totters this old lady and smashes the adulteress with a large stone.

Jesus says: "Awwww Ma!"


Annnnnnnnd, I'm going to hell.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:13 PM (Y4EXg)

54 My favorite Seger song is "Come to Papa". I love the bass and the tempo breaks and the way Seger sings it.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (RfzVr)

55 "Bob Seger was instrumental in getting The Eagles' career off the ground."

Then fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (UdKB7)

56 I'll have a Miller Lite and do my part to keep the beer industry solvent.

Posted by: ALH
.............
I could carbonate some pee.. kinda the same thing..
Having a Lagunitas Little Something Something.. mmmmm beer..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (438dO)

I too am drinking a miller lite.

Was going to go out to the bar, and possibly see a young lady I've had a few conversations with, but it's kind of shitty out and I'm pretty exhausted, so... miller and ONT it is.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (GBteo)

57 Turn The Page is another great Seger song.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (4knXT)

58 Thanks for the ONT.

Reading the forbidden places link now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (0MVr3)

59 >>> 24 21 I wouldn't be surprised if that drop in beer sales is because the demographic that drinks a lot of the stuff got jobs because of Trump. Hence they're not sitting around drinking every night because they gotta go to work in the morning (or night as it may be).
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 24, 2019 10:05 PM (4ErVI)


I think it's the popularity of the Keto diet.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

Bourbon is less carby than beer.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (0ReGO)

60 Annnnnnnnd, I'm going to hell.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:13 PM (Y4EXg)


And I'm gonna have to ask for forgiveness for laughing at that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (AZxMX)

61
Bob Seger, no question. Live Bullet is one of the classic albums of the 70s.


Repeat story: I student-roadied for Bob Seger while I was a Jax state. Got second row tickets plus some money, don't recall how much.
The opening act was a band called McKendree Spring who had a Mellotron. It took about six of us to hoist that heavy fooker up 4 ft to the stage. Did I mention how heavy those things are?

Anyway, it was a great show. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man was his only hit at the time and that was the encore song.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (HaL55)

62 "40 Speaking of signs, our gov. Is replacing the street signs in our neighborhood where people have lived forever with larger street signs. Assholes. What a waste of money.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 24, 2019 10:10 PM (OX6sG) "



The New Normal Americans are gonna need them.
In a few years they'll replace them with glyphs, no pesky words needed.

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (isI7q)

63 50 Born in the USA.

Before and after that, Bruce is the modern day equivalent of John Mayer.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:12 PM (sFofr)

unpopular opinion: while John Mayer's songs may suck donkey dick, he's actually an incredibly talented musician.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (GBteo)

64 Agreed. Never have understood the fascination with
BS. Or with Bruce Springsteen, either. He can't play guitar and his
songs always do sound better when somebody else covers them. And he's
the world's worst stage hog. If you haven't seen it, he pretty much
ruins Roy Orbison't Black and White Night video.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN..........Agreed..
search YouTube for him doing Chuck Berry's C'est La Vie - You Never Can Tell..
what a ham..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (438dO)

65 Before and after that, Bruce is the modern day equivalent of John Mayer.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

The guy that directed "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (gkstg)

66 I think it's the popularity of the Keto diet.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)


So that's what I'm doing wrong!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (AZxMX)

67 I think it's the popularity of the Keto diet.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

Bourbon is less carby than beer.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (0ReGO)

tequila is the drink of choice for the keto / paleo folks I believe.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (GBteo)

68 Born in the USA.


Wrong. Stupid song. We could have a reasonably fight if you'd said Born to Run.

Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, and the River were as good a three album stretch as any artist is entitled.

Wild Innocent and Asbury Park were interesting, novel, signs of things to come. Born in the USA doesn't even count. It's post-Springsteen.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (fuK7c)

69 'Turn The Page is another great Seger song'

* fumes *

* types *

* deletes *

* smiles *

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (UdKB7)

70 Beautiful Loser and Still the Same are great too!

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (xIKXj)

71 Drinking Not Your Fathers Root beer 5.9 proof... I figured I would treat myself on this Memorial Day Friday Eve. People working to pay off their student loans do not drink like college students! Thank you President Trump !!

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (k3N8X)

72
I've been doing nothing but those obsolete man skill things all damn week.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (f1Vqw)

73
Let's be honest. Bruce is a one hit wonder.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (sFofr)

Ok, I'm going top fuel jersey here.
In Jersey in the 80's there was a DJ on one of the popular stations that would...not...shut...the fuck...up...about springbean. She could NOT take a frigging breath without mentioning that motherfucker. She would work that miserable prick's name in a sentence every time she opened her mouth.I think she is directly responsible for me not really listening to radio since then and favoring "recorded" media (tape, cd, etc). Anybody in jersey back then knows who I'm talking about, you couldn't escape. Fuck her and anybody who looks like her.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (9Om/r)

74 >>> 67 I think it's the popularity of the Keto diet.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

Bourbon is less carby than beer.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:14 PM (0ReGO)

tequila is the drink of choice for the keto / paleo folks I believe.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (GBteo)

Tequila is not my friend!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (0ReGO)

75 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (JFzNN)

76 The New Normal Americans are gonna need them.
In a few years they'll replace them with glyphs, no pesky words needed.

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (isI7q)


Emoji hieroglyphics rule!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (AZxMX)

77 ay 24, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

So that's what I'm doing wrong!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:15 PM (AZxMX)


Hrothgar!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

78 tequila is the drink of choice for the keto / paleo folks I believe.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

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Tequila, gin or vodka.

Choices, choices.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (Y4EXg)

79 Seger pisses all over Springsteen.

Posted by: Mike in the Hinterlands at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (X+uhD)

80 Seger's live Traveling Man/Beautiful Loser is all kinds of awesome.

Posted by: davidt at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (uILEe)

81 75 Good Evening
Posted by: wing at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (JFzNN)

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Don't go forcing your privilege on everyone else.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (4knXT)

82 Tequila is not my friend!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (0ReGO)


I had a long discussion with tequila once, and I lost the argument!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (AZxMX)

83 I think it's the popularity of the Keto diet.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)



Bourbon is less carby than beer.



Posted by: Helena Handbasket
.............
purines.. beer is a bitch for people with high uric acid levels... a gout attack will swear you off beer tout suite!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (438dO)

84 Surprised Hollywood Nights isn't on that list. Nine Tonight is another good one.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (CCkdL)

85 One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (u82oZ)

86 Turn The Page is another great Seger song.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Metallica did it better.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (gkstg)

87 TRhe hell with the fancy time and money wasting potato box. I plant mine in black plastic garbage bags. A few holes for drainage and I fill them higher as they grow. Easy peasy. I have had great results.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (RfzVr)

88 One "Obsolete Skill" that soyboy probably wanted to list was "Fucking a Woman" and "Learn How to Video Your Woman Fucking the Repairman"

I can't wait to see how they handle blackouts and brownouts in the "Sustainable Energy" future

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (0Ntuf)

89 Hamm's here, from the Strategic Cheap Beer Reserve.

"From the Land of Sky Blue Waters"

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (isI7q)

90 Ima now warble a little Ode to Tom Joad.

Posted by: Bruce Stringbean at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (EgshT)

91 Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}

If only someone had told me that was wrong...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (AZxMX)

92 PM (0ReGO)

I had a long discussion with tequila once, and I lost the argument!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (AZxMX)


I absolutely can NOT drink tequila.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)

93 Seger has Chunks of guys like Springsteen in his stool.

Posted by: The Sinatra Group at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (uILEe)

94
{{{Ladyl}}}

If only someone had told me that was wrong...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (AZxMX)


Beer has lots of carbs, Hrothgar!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)

95 'Surprised Hollywood Nights isn't on that list.'

* chokes *

* attempts to type *

* strokes out *

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (UdKB7)

96 Ok, I'm going top fuel jersey here.
In Jersey in the 80's there was a DJ on one of the popular stations that would...not...shut...the fuck...up...about springbean.



Well, you're a child. Springsteen was over by the 80s. If you were in the Jersey-Phila area in the 70s you got the good Springsteen.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 24, 2019 10:20 PM (fuK7c)

97 One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

----

Similar to bewbies - One, not near enough, two just right, three - WAY too many.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:20 PM (Y4EXg)

98 Beautiful Loser and Still the Same are great too!

Posted by: booknlass
............
Main Street
I do that at Karaoke once in a while.. one of the few of his in my key..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:20 PM (438dO)

99 Feel Like a Number! I always imagined me smoking a joint when this song played... I saw Seger at Miami Baseball Stadium in the early 80's. Dude rocked the place... I stood outside at closing time just to watch her walk on past!!

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 24, 2019 10:20 PM (k3N8X)

100 And then there's Against the wind

plus Seger was hunky in a strange way, where Springsteen just had that nice butt. (IF that was his butt on BITUSA)

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:20 PM (xIKXj)

101 So, that's what tonight's ONT looks like, eh?

Just think of it. There's never been an ONT exactly like it ever before.

I'd say there'd never be one exactly like it ever again, but MisHum might take it as a challenge.

As if the foot of water we've already had in the past week isn't enough, here comes the next wave of storms. We're already on only one road out... and it's been known to flood. Oh, well. We're high enough and relatively dry... for now.....

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at May 24, 2019 10:21 PM (rPjB9)

102 I plant mine in black plastic garbage bags. A few holes for drainage and I fill them higher as they grow. Easy peasy. I have had great results.
Posted by: cfo mom at May 24, 2019 10:18 PM (RfzVr)


Same here, except bodies.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:21 PM (t+qrx)

103 Fire Down Below, Betty Lou's Getting Down Tonight...

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 24, 2019 10:21 PM (CCkdL)

104 Well, you're a child. Springsteen was over by the 80s. If you were in the Jersey-Phila area in the 70s you got the good Springsteen.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 24, 2019 10:20 PM (fuK7c)

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I remember Springsteen peaking in the mid-80s. He was all over what used to be the influential media when I was in law school back then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:21 PM (4knXT)

105 Tequila is not my friend!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (0ReGO)

I had a long discussion with tequila once, and I lost the argument!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (AZxMX)


Tequila kicked my ass once.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (aS1PU)

106 I'm ok now. I will grant that Seger is a helluva lot better entertainer than that twatwaffle Springsteen.

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (UdKB7)

107 re: Forbidden Places

Meh. Aside from Metro 2 and Proveglia, Italy not much sparked my interest there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (0MVr3)

108 Planting taters in the hay bales tomorrow, if it doesn't rain (again) .

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (isI7q)

109 Similar to bewbies - One, not near enough, two just right, three - WAY too many.

Unless she's a Martian.


Boobehs are wonnerful thangs. Sweater mischief is fun.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (HaL55)

110 Tequila, gin or vodka.

Choices, choices.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (Y4EXg)

Not going to lie -- I worry enough about my beer consumption that I feel like if I switched to regularly drinking liquor, it could become ... problematic.

But I bet I'd lose have like ... visible abs if I switched to clear(ish) liquor.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (GBteo)

111 AND Seger used Moline in a song lyric, (Fire Down Below) which made me like him even more

it's north of where I grew up just 30 minutes

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (xIKXj)

112 106 I'm ok now. I will grant that Seger is a helluva lot better entertainer than that twatwaffle Springsteen.
Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (UdKB7)

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What a relief!

*puts down black tar heroin fix*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (4knXT)

113
To workers I'm just another drone
To Ma Bell I'm just another phone
I'm just another statistic on a sheet
To teachers I'm just another child
To IRS I'm another file
I'm just another consensus on the street
Gonna cruise outta this city, head down to the sea
Gonna shout out at the ocean, hey it's me
And I feel like a number, feel like a number
Feel like a stranger
A stranger in this land, I feel like a number
I'm not a number, I'm not a number
Damn it I'm a man, I said I'm a man

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (xPl2J)

114 Tequila kicked my ass once.
Posted by: DR.WTF

A lot of people drink against the grain of The Liquor.

Posted by: Mr. Lahey at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (gkstg)

115
The soyboi who wrote that obsolete man skills article followed up with this one, not joking, why men should pee sitting down:

https://www.askmen.com/entertainment/austin/why-
you-should-pee-sitting-down.html

Remove line feed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (f1Vqw)

116 I loved Bruce Springsteen in the 70s and 80s. I suppose I should show myself out.

Posted by: bluebell at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (aXucN)

117 >>> 92 PM (0ReGO)

I had a long discussion with tequila once, and I lost the argument!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:17 PM (AZxMX)


I absolutely can NOT drink tequila.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)

I'll bring some whiskey and / or other non-tequila beverages to the TX MoMee...


>>> Tequila kicked my ass once.
Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (aS1PU)

Yeah *once* was enough to convince me it was a bad idea.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (0ReGO)

118 "72
I've been doing nothing but those obsolete man skill things all damn week.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (f1Vqw) "



Jeez, tell me about it ...

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (isI7q)

119 re: Forbidden Places

Meh. Aside from Metro 2 and Proveglia, Italy not much sparked my interest there.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (0MVr3)


I would check out Gunkanjima if the chance came up.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (t+qrx)

120 The Forbidden Places On The Earth You Are Not Allowed To Visit

Lots of rumors about Metro-2 in Moscow.

Wikipedia:

The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed that of the public Metro. It is said to have four lines, and to lay 50-200 meters (165-660 ft) deep. It is said to connect the Kremlin with the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters, the government airport at Vnukovo-2, and an underground town at Ramenki, in addition to other locations of national importance.

It supposedly incorporates a Metro station under the Kremlin, which has never been opened to the public. (Stalin gave a speech there when the Germans were close to Moscow.)

Besides having bunkers in the system, a key function of the system allegedly is to allow the leadership to evacuate the Kremlin, go to an airport, and fly out of Moscow, without public notice.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

121 "Planting taters in the hay bales tomorrow"

That sounds dirty.

Posted by: guy who thinks everything sounds dirty at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (UdKB7)

122 The list is long.

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - "the list is long." at May 24, 2019 10:25 PM (isI7q)

123 I'm your friend. I'm your only friend. The rest of these fuckers? They're against us, even the lime. Drink me. I need to be inside you.

Posted by: Tequila at May 24, 2019 10:25 PM (H5knJ)

124 Beer has lots of carbs, Hrothgar!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)


But in theory, a high ABV should offset the carbs so ...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:25 PM (AZxMX)

125 Summertime Blues by Blue Cheer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXcYZsqkZ-g

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:25 PM (aS1PU)

126 Poveglia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 10:25 PM (0MVr3)

127 A lot of people drink against the grain of The Liquor.
Posted by: Mr. Lahey at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (gkstg)

Yeah, but when you drink against the grain of The Liquor, you lose.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:26 PM (GBteo)

128 Damn, I was just reaching Peak Oeuvre in the other thread.
Posted by: Cicero

So? Do it oevre again.

Posted by: Second verse, same as the first at May 24, 2019 10:26 PM (QzkSJ)

129 I saw Seeger open for KISS.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 24, 2019 10:26 PM (RuIsu)

130 Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, and the River were as good a three album stretch as any artist is entitled.

Wild Innocent and Asbury Park were interesting, novel, signs of things to come. Born in the USA doesn't even count. It's post-Springsteen.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 24, 2019 10:16 PM (fuK7c)
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Thunder Road, Candy's Room and Racing in the Street are great songs.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 24, 2019 10:26 PM (CCkdL)

131 tequila is "the killah"

almost killed me early, like 17?

good thing I had a great best friend to get me home and into the shower before my parents saw what tequila had done to their daughter

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:26 PM (xIKXj)

132 Not going to lie -- I worry enough about my beer consumption that I feel like if I switched to regularly drinking liquor, it could become ... problematic.

But I bet I'd lose have like ... visible abs if I switched to clear(ish) liquor.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

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There are some hard seltzers out there that are low carb. Truly is one of the brands I've tried. Approx 5% alcohol - sparkly and a few different flavors. Not too bad if I'm looking for something other than a hard drink.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:27 PM (Y4EXg)

133 Tequila kicked my ass once.
Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (aS1PU)

Yeah *once* was enough to convince me it was a bad idea.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (0ReGO)


Yup. I can't even smell it without gagging.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:27 PM (aS1PU)

134 Strut is a great tune.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:27 PM (HaL55)

135 again ?

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - "the list is long." at May 24, 2019 10:27 PM (isI7q)

136 129 I saw Seeger open for KISS.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 24, 2019 10:26 PM (RuIsu)

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#metoo

Angel Stadium in Anaheim, ca. 1977. The other mook on the bill was Ted Nugent.

A raucous time was had by all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (4knXT)

137 Speaking of signs, our gov. Is replacing the street signs in our neighborhood where people have lived forever with larger street signs. Assholes. What a waste of money.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 24, 2019 10:10 PM


At least larger and newer signs are useful to everyone. Unlike the orange rubber bumped crosswalk markers that have appeared everywhere.

And, Yes, don't get me started about roundabouts.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (zCabI)

138 A lot of people drink against the grain of The Liquor.
Posted by: Mr. Lahey at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (gkstg)

Yeah, but when you drink against the grain of The Liquor, you lose.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

To cut the alcohol against the grain, you need a very sharp muddler.

Posted by: Miklos, former tender of bar at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (QzkSJ)

139 Oh, man...could I go with an exploding stomach just now. Hmm...hmm...hmm.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (CDGwz)

140 MsT)

But in theory, a high ABV should offset the carbs so ...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:25 PM (AZxMX)


So you have a gin and tonic instead! With diet tonic water.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

141 bluebell, me too I guess

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (miE9U)

142 Thunder Road, Candy's Room and Racing in the Street are great songs.


This man, he gets it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (fuK7c)

143 CNN Lays Off Almost Entire Division, Surprises Employees As 'Crazy Rumor' Comes True

Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (e8kgV)

144 And, Yes, don't get me started about roundabouts.
Posted by: Chuck C
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We might never get off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 10:29 PM (CDGwz)

145 I just stumbled across this in Twitter. Made me lol.

"Everyone listen to Naomi Wolf realize on live radio that the historical thesis of the book she's there to promote is based on her misunderstanding a legal term"

https://bit.ly/2W2CWXh

Posted by: 29Victor at May 24, 2019 10:29 PM (BJKQV)

146 ok I confess I had a girlfriend long ago that loved Seger and Jackson Brown and the Eagles and I just could not stand it.
In retrospect though the music I inflicted on her was probably even more irritating.

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:29 PM (UdKB7)

147 So you have a gin and tonic instead! With diet tonic water.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (TdMsT)


And add lime to prevent scurvy, win-win!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:29 PM (AZxMX)

148
143 CNN Lays Off Almost Entire Division, Surprises Employees As 'Crazy Rumor' Comes True
Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (e8kgV)


Isn't that simply delicious?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:29 PM (TdMsT)

149 Springsteen is directly associated with a guy I worked with. Who was from New Jersey. Who possessed ever negative stereotypical trait you associate with New Jersey. Who would not shut up about "Bruce." Ever.

So, because of you, Dave, I hate Bruce.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 10:30 PM (8AONa)

150 Isn't that simply delicious?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:29 PM (TdMsT)


This has been a great news day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (AZxMX)

151 "Everyone listen to Naomi Wolf realize on live radio that the historical thesis of the book she's there to promote is based on her misunderstanding a legal term"

Posted by: 29Victor

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Where the hell were her editors? Layers and layers of mental cripples.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)

152 How did you get the instructions to the ebike that was delivered here yesterday?

Posted by: Quilp at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (Bf3hj)

153 'Summertime Blues by Blue Cheer'

This guy gets it.

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (UdKB7)

154 CNN Lays Off Almost Entire Division, Surprises Employees As 'Crazy Rumor' Comes True
Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa

I'm officially bringing "Schwing" back for this.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (gkstg)

155 I have Live Bullet on vinyl somewhere.. I should burn it to digital, but no turntable any more!
It was a birthday present back in the late 70's..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (438dO)

156 CNN Lays Off Almost Entire Division, Surprises Employees As 'Crazy Rumor' Comes True

Perfect "late Friday before Memorial Day" news release.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 24, 2019 10:32 PM (I2/tG)

157 Brown liquor will put the weight on me like nobody's bidness. Or at least it did back when I could tolerate hard stuff. Can't no mo.

I was in a band that our fans would always give us double shots of 1800 Tequila chilled. Like a shot each per set, sometimes tow We called it band kool-aid. Many, many brain cells were lost on those nights.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:32 PM (HaL55)

158 Hearing "Old Time Rock and Roll" at every wedding I went to in the '80s and '90s, along with the overplaying of Seger on rock stations in the SF Bay Area destroyed just about any good feelings I had for his music
Really liked Springsteen's early stuff, but grew to hate him when he went political.
1973's "Desperado" by Eagles, with it's Old West outlaws theme is my favorite album by the group, followed by "On the Border".

Posted by: Reno_Dave at May 24, 2019 10:32 PM (YEhNg)

159 Where the hell were her editors? Layers and layers of mental cripples.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)


Only peons do research and that's because they are unsure of themselves!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:32 PM (AZxMX)

160 There are some hard seltzers out there that are low carb. Truly is one of the brands I've tried. Approx 5% alcohol - sparkly and a few different flavors. Not too bad if I'm looking for something other than a hard drink.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:27 PM (Y4EXg)

Yeah, I fuck with those sometimes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:32 PM (GBteo)

161 Just enjoyed celebratory dinner for my son who just graduated from the university of Texas. Congrats to him now onto the real world.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at May 24, 2019 10:33 PM (jcSzd)

162 I'll have a Miller Lite and do my part to keep the beer industry solvent.
Posted by: ALH, Herself at May 24, 2019 10:03 PM (htgmn)

A lot of lite beer does taste like solvent.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 10:33 PM (7njPr)

163 Summertime Blues, cranked up to 11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC4S13jcki4

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 24, 2019 10:33 PM (DjIXP)

164 "CNN Lays Off Almost Entire Division, Surprises Employees As 'Crazy Rumor' Comes True"

That's odd, CNN doesn't seem to have this story.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

165 Live at Leeds

Posted by: dartist at May 24, 2019 10:33 PM (K22Va)

166 Springsteen is directly associated with a guy I
worked with. Who was from New Jersey. Who possessed ever negative
stereotypical trait you associate with New Jersey. Who would not shut up
about "Bruce." Ever.

So, because of you, Dave, I hate Bruce.


Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 10:30 PM (8AONa)


He must have fucking that DJ who I hope is rotting in hell.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2019 10:34 PM (9Om/r)

167 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y52ta7wk

https://tinyurl.com/y2ohls94

https://tinyurl.com/y6goa953

https://tinyurl.com/y4x9my9s

https://tinyurl.com/y5vlgxbl

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 10:34 PM (0Ntuf)

168 That video was from Woodstock.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 24, 2019 10:34 PM (DjIXP)

169 CNN Lays Off Almost Entire Division, Surprises Employees As 'Crazy Rumor' Comes True

Next-Why H1B Visas are bad for Journalist-Americans

Posted by: CNN firee learning to code at May 24, 2019 10:34 PM (QzkSJ)

170 Yes, Reno Dave, I love Desperado and On the Border too. cowboy rock

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:35 PM (xIKXj)

171 I recall a great bad English Chinese sign in a business many years ago [restaurant in Malaysia]: "Chinese Eaten Here"


Had a wry British caption to the photo.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 24, 2019 10:35 PM (QDnY+)

172 Hey, can a guy get a nice sportcoat around here?

Posted by: A Tornado at May 24, 2019 10:35 PM (4knXT)

173 tow = two.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:36 PM (HaL55)

174 I bought a sampler pack of Victory Beer tonight. Figured I'd treat myself for the holiday weekend.

I'm staying out of the Seger/Springsteen wars.

Posted by: rickl at May 24, 2019 10:36 PM (sdi6R)

175 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y5nb5fug

https://tinyurl.com/y35tqlh4

https://tinyurl.com/y368ozdy

https://tinyurl.com/yxnsj8rw

https://tinyurl.com/yy49zhj5

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 10:36 PM (0Ntuf)

176 161 Just enjoyed celebratory dinner for my son who just graduated from the university of Texas. Congrats to him now onto the real world.
Posted by: FtWorthMike at May 24, 2019 10:33 PM (jcSzd)

--------

*clink*

*hic*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:36 PM (4knXT)

177 The Conservative Case for Formal Tornadoes

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:37 PM (AZxMX)

178 Bruce looks and sounds like he is constipated when he sings.

Posted by: Toni at May 24, 2019 10:37 PM (QpCnW)

179 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2019 10:37 PM (W4x6J)

180 Congratulations to you and your son, ForthWorthMike!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

181 In Jersey in the 80's there was a DJ on one of the popular stations that would...not...shut...the fuck...up...about springbean.
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I know Hoosier septuagenarians who still believe that John Mellencamp is the greatest rocker who ever lived, because, Indiana.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 10:38 PM (xSo9G)

182 I think I've accidentally ordered a plate of "customer get angry" before.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 24, 2019 10:38 PM (2j6J5)

183 Bruce looks and sounds like he is constipated when he sings.
Posted by: Toni at May 24, 2019 10:37 PM (QpCnW)

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It's the "rich man in a poor mans shirt" syndrome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:38 PM (4knXT)

184 178
Never understood the Bruce fans. Seger, though had some darn good rocking music.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (AZxMX)

185 CNN Lays Off Almost Entire Division, Surprises Employees As 'Crazy Rumor' Comes True
Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at May 24, 2019 10:28 PM (e8kgV)

Wait, so CNN lied, then the truth came out? Who would have thunk it.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (Rz2Nc)

186 Bruce and Dylan looks and sounds like he is constipated when he sings.
Posted by: Toni

Fixed it for you.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)

187 'This kite sucks'

I laughed......I denounce myself

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (SxBH1)

188 yes, congrats to you and your son, Mike


have any of you watched President Trump hanging out with the military in Alaska while his plane refuels?

God love him.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (xIKXj)

189 133 Tequila kicked my ass once.
Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (aS1PU)

Yeah *once* was enough to convince me it was a bad idea.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (0ReGO)

Yup. I can't even smell it without gagging.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:27 PM (aS1PU)



Seconded. I don't think I've had tequila since I was in college.

Posted by: rickl at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (sdi6R)

190 I was in a band that our fans would always give us
double shots of 1800 Tequila chilled. Like a shot each per set,
sometimes tow We called it band kool-aid. Many, many brain cells were
lost on those nights.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:32 PM (HaL55)


Mrs Bers is an old world metal chick ( shocking, right). Ever see raiders of the lost ark, karen allen in nepal at the drinking contest? Yeah, I married her stand in. She went shot for shot with my nam vet cousin with a newly opened quart of tequila till they hit the bottom of the bottle and she walked away like nothing happened. She could drink us all under the table. She hasn't done that in years and years and barley drinks at all, but damn she was something.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (9Om/r)

191 Well, it rained here pretty good today, but I didn't think it had rained that much.

So I stuck my head out the door just now, to see what the weather was doing, and heard a loud flapping of wings, and two mallard ducks flew up out of a puddle in my driveway.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (7njPr)

192 Eagles first three albums are their best. After Joe Walsh joined them, they lost their edge. I really like JW and he's a monster guitar player, but I don't think he was a good fit in that band.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (HaL55)

193 "Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics
tinyurl.com/y52ta7wk


Like a screen door in a casual tornado.

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (UdKB7)

194 150 Isn't that simply delicious?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:29 PM (TdMsT)

This has been a great news day!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:31 PM (AZxMX)


I missed it all, because I was outside all day long. What happened? Or should I go back through Ace's posts?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

195 I do believe I will smoke a rack of ribs this weekend and eat the whole damn thing myself. With homemade coleslaw. And sauce.

Posted by: dartist at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (K22Va)

196 The Conservative Case for Enshrining the Works of Bruce Springsteen

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (AZxMX)

197 Last night's ONT brick-of-heroin-in-van story was a hoax and hoaxer is now begging for money because he fears MS-13 won't have a sense of humor.

https://bit.ly/2HTggyU

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (+y/Ru)

198 have any of you watched President Trump hanging out with the military in Alaska while his plane refuels?


---------

None of them are fit to hold Shitnozzle's umbrella.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (4knXT)

199 I thought she said casual tomatoes.

Posted by: Mr Magoo. at May 24, 2019 10:41 PM (RzbZX)

200 Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

You'd be reading for hours, but at least skim the intro sections!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:41 PM (AZxMX)

201 186 Bruce and Dylan looks and sounds like he is constipated when he sings.
Posted by: Toni

Fixed it for you.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)



What does someone look like when they're constipated?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

202 I recall a great bad English Chinese sign in a business many years ago [restaurant in Malaysia]: "Chinese Eaten Here"

During the Korean War, my father was serving in Japan. There was a local restaurant that was popular with the American military personnel.

The water supply in that part of Japan was sometimes contaminated, so in an effort to reassure their American customers that the restaurant's water supply had been checked, the restaurant had a sign:

"All water in restaurant personally passed by chef."

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 24, 2019 10:41 PM (I2/tG)

203 What happened? Or should I go back through Ace's posts?
Posted by: Ladyl

Better than going through his pockets. Or so I hear.

Posted by: Cautionary Miklos at May 24, 2019 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)

204 Cicero, do you think shitnozzle's gonna get his?

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:42 PM (xIKXj)

205 189 133 Tequila kicked my ass once.
Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:22 PM (aS1PU)

Yeah *once* was enough to convince me it was a bad idea.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (0ReGO)

Yup. I can't even smell it without gagging.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:27 PM (aS1PU)


Seconded. I don't think I've had tequila since I was in college.
Posted by: rickl at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (sdi6R)

Thirded

haven't touched it in 24 years...yeah...I remember it that well

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 24, 2019 10:42 PM (SxBH1)

206 Posted by: Mr Magoo. at May 24, 2019 10:41 PM (RzbZX)

I loved Mr. Magoo.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (aS1PU)

207 What does someone look like when they're constipated?
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

Not sure, but I bet Steve Martin could do it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (uzjER)

208 Yeah, I married her stand in.

She sounds like a keeper fer sure, Berserker. I have a DIL like that. She can put it away like nobody's bidness.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (HaL55)

209 Seger is no Yoko.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (H5knJ)

210 What does someone look like when they're constipated?
Posted by: Ladyl

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Picture a 3yo kid sitting on the pot straining mightily with a screwup up face.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (Y4EXg)

211 haven't touched it in 24 years...yeah...I remember it that well

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 24, 2019 10:42 PM (SxBH1)


The time frame is about right, but I still don't remember it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (AZxMX)

212 Cicero, do you think shitnozzle's gonna get his?
Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:42 PM (xIKXj)

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The wheels of the gods grind slowly, but exceedingly fine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (4knXT)

213 CNN reach bottom of the barrel, keeps scraping. CNN features a nobody former GOP representative who hasn't been in office in 25 years, to bad mouth Trump.

https://bit.ly/2M4AJpE

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (+y/Ru)

214 The Conservative Case for Enshrining the Works of Bruce Springsteen

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM 

Oh, are we doing "Titles of the World's Shortest Books"? That's a fun game. Someone should have said something.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (2j6J5)

215 Well being from Jersey and lived in FL during the whole Springsteen run I missed the whole phenom .. But I will say Born to run did get my attention because in the day the crew I ran with including me stole new muscle cars (Corvettes, Camaros and Hemi's) and chopped them in the Jersey Pine Barrens.. "Strapped in Cages on Highway Nine" "Baby We Were Born to Run" Yes we were.. What can a poor boy do cept sing for a rock roll band..

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 24, 2019 10:44 PM (k3N8X)

216 Grew up in Prince Georges county in 60s to early 80s.
Back in the day my 3rd grade teacher had us bow our heads for grace before lunch. Things have changed.

Posted by: KungPow at May 24, 2019 10:44 PM (DcPfA)

217 LadyL, here's a link to Fox's story about CNN's layoff

https://tinyurl.com/y3xvawsy

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:44 PM (xIKXj)

218 The soyboi who wrote that obsolete man skills article followed up with this one, not joking, why men should pee sitting down:

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (f1Vqw)

Confirms my assumption that soybois sit down to piss

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 10:45 PM (0Ntuf)

219 Posited: Bob Seger was a better artist in the 70s and 80s than Bruce Springsteen. Discuss.
________

Also positied: On average, Edmonton is colder than Guadalajara.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 24, 2019 10:46 PM (ta49A)

220 Funny someone brought up Bob Seger as I was giving the Night Moves album a spin for the first time in over 30 years. Terrific album. Mainstreet is one of the best song about longing for a girl ever.....

Springsteen gets a lot of flack-deservedly so for his politic-but Darkness on the Edge of Town is a fantastic album and his first two--both from 1973--are interesting and promising.

But I think he started to suck as soon as they hung the mantle"Voice of the Working Man" upon him...but he accepted it, so it's his fault.

Also, Seger sings rings around Springsteen.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 24, 2019 10:46 PM (o1fzk)

221 The Conservative Case for Enshrining the Works of Bruce Springsteen

If they're going to go out and find every record, tape, CD, DVD and electron he's ever made or appeared on and lock them away, never to be heard again because history, then I'm all for that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:46 PM (HaL55)

222 I have grown to like seeger more as I have gotten older. Can't say the same for bruce. Saw him in concert first time last year. Wish I had seen him in the eightys. I can remember as a kid the first time I heard turn the page. Then seeing it live gave me chills

Posted by: Cuthbet the Witless at May 24, 2019 10:46 PM (L8c0Q)

223 Confirms my assumption that soybois sit down to piss
Posted by: kbdabear

Sitzpinkler-why it's a Thing

Posted by: As Seen on Facebook at May 24, 2019 10:46 PM (QzkSJ)

224 'This kite sucks'



I laughed......I denounce myself

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 24, 2019 10:39 PM (SxBH1)


I'm still laughing. I might need to go to church at this point.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2019 10:47 PM (9Om/r)

225 All this talk of 'Feel like a Number' fug it I am firing up a bowl to go with my 5.9 proof Root Beer..

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 24, 2019 10:47 PM (k3N8X)

226 Mainstreet is one of the best song about longing for a girl ever.....

-------

GFY

Posted by: The Other Girls at May 24, 2019 10:47 PM (4knXT)

227 What the hey, for a guy who can't sing, write music, or play guitar, Springsteen isn't half bad.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 10:48 PM (48RE5)

228 What the hey, for a guy who can't sing, write music, or play guitar, Springsteen isn't half bad.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 10:48 PM (48RE5)

---------

He did cheat on his wife, so there's that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (4knXT)

229 if it wasn't for the e-street band, noone would know who springsteen is. they made that fuck.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (KP5rU)

230 I knew a girl from down the shore that hated Springsteen. I forgot why.

Posted by: dartist at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (K22Va)

231 "182 I think I've accidentally ordered a plate of "customer get angry" before.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 24, 2019 10:38 PM (2j6J5) "



Pretty sure I did, too ... back in the 90's a neighbor & I would go to Chinatown late at night and order randomly from the Chinese-language menu ... the one I remember as this seemed to be something like sheep's eyeballs in cream sauce ... but we ate it anyway.

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (isI7q)

232 The soyboi who wrote that obsolete man skills article followed up with this one, not joking, why men should pee sitting down:

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 10:23 PM (f1Vqw)

Confirms my assumption that soybois sit down to piss
Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 10:45 PM (0Ntuf)

I'LL NAE BE A SITZPINKLER, YE PONCY FOOKS! I SHALL STAND TALL, ARMS AKIMBO, LAUGHING THE WHOLE FOOKING TIME!

Yeesh. I am not liking how the future is looking. We need to make one of those "no, go the other fucking way" moves.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (uzjER)

233 I can remember as a kid the first time I heard turn the page. Then seeing it live gave me chills

Posted by: Cuthbet the Witless at May 24, 2019 10:46 PM (L8c0Q)


I'd love to have seen him live. "Turn The Page" always hits me hard because I still associate that song with my son.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (AZxMX)

234 I would check out Gunkanjima if the chance came up.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:24 PM (t+qrx)

I would enjoy a visit to Easter Island, which is not, AFAIK, in any way forbidden, just remote and costly to visit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (7njPr)

235
Picture a 3yo kid sitting on the pot straining mightily with a screwup up face.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 24, 2019 10:43 PM (Y4EXg)


I think I've seen that look!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

236 A friend told me after surgery, he had to sit down to pee.

A raised eyebrow from me.

"Yep, Doc said I can't lift over five pounds. "

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 24, 2019 10:50 PM (u82oZ)

237 "Scientists extract yeast from ancient pottery, recreate 5,000-year-old beer."

Tastes great

More Phoenecian

Posted by: Miklos, old school at May 24, 2019 10:50 PM (QzkSJ)

238 The Phoenicians were pimps. They could never have outfought the Hittites.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:51 PM (4knXT)

239 5,000-year-old beer."

Tastes great

More Phoenecian
Posted by: Miklos, old school at May 24, 2019 10:50 PM (QzkSJ)

so, anything in a green bottle, then?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 10:52 PM (uzjER)

240 I've watched beer prices climb to 9.99 for a six pack over the years. A 12 pack of Sam Adams will set you back 13-15 bucks. You can still get CoorsMillerBud for less, but even they followed the uptrend in price over the years. Oh yeah, California adds 60 cents to the price of a 12 pack, then slap on a sales tax of anywhere from 7-8%. Sure, carb-conscious folks are turning away from beer, but price is compelling me to enjoy a good beer only with dinner, mostly.

Posted by: Joe Kidd at May 24, 2019 10:52 PM (5WpEK)

241 5,000-year-old beer."

Tastes great

More Phoenecian
Posted by: Miklos, old school at May 24, 2019 10:50 PM (QzkSJ)


Less filling!

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 24, 2019 10:52 PM (aS1PU)

242 "I would enjoy a visit to Easter Island, which is not, AFAIK, in any way forbidden, just remote and costly to visit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (7njPr) "



Get a ham radio license, and take the rig with you; the whole world will want to talk to you ....

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:52 PM (isI7q)

243 I would enjoy a visit to Easter Island, which is not, AFAIK, in any way forbidden, just remote and costly to visit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (7njPr)


About 25,000 people are residents of various islands of the Galapagos, which surprised me when I first learned it. I always assumed it was some kind of off-limits nature preserve.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:53 PM (t+qrx)

244 I've always lived in NJ and this idea that Bruce is universally loved here is bullshit. He's always been divisive. Sure, many think he walks on water. But more people can't stand him.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 24, 2019 10:53 PM (o1fzk)

245 brennan still haunting easter island?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 10:53 PM (KP5rU)

246 Against the wind is pretty damn good so too

Posted by: Cuthbet the Witless at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (L8c0Q)

247 I've always lived in NJ and this idea that Bruce is
universally loved here is bullshit. He's always been divisive. Sure,
many think he walks on water. But more people can't stand him.


Posted by: JoeF. at May 24, 2019 10:53 PM (o1fzk)


This.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (9Om/r)

248 237
And here's another more recent beer rescued from the past. Funny, I am drinking beer from that very abbey now!

shorturl.at/hlVZ4

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (AZxMX)

249 Grew up in Prince Georges county in 60s to early 80s.
Back in the day my 3rd grade teacher had us bow our heads for grace before lunch. Things have changed.
Posted by: KungPow
------

We started each day with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (CDGwz)

250
Old McSpringsteen had a taxpayer-subsidized farm,
Eye-owe-eye-owe-you!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (pNxlR)

251

Actually, the meaningful question is... Kid Rock or Ted Nugent?

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (sktRI)

252 242 "I would enjoy a visit to Easter Island, which is not, AFAIK, in any way forbidden, just remote and costly to visit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (7njPr) "

-------

"Come for the Moai. Stay because there aren't any flights out after you've seen the Moai."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (4knXT)

253 "228 He did cheat on his wife, so there's that.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (4knXT)"
Julianne Phillips is the woman who is cheated on in 38 Special's 1984 video "If I'd Been The One""
https://bit.ly/1J9rY0B

Posted by: Reno_Dave at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (YEhNg)

254 brennan still haunting easter island?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 10:53 PM (KP5rU)


Brennan soll brennen.

I just thought of that earlier and I've been looking for an excuse to use it.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (t+qrx)

255 Like a rock. Good song

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (L8c0Q)

256 Happy Three Day Weekend, ye ratfucking scurvy scum!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:04 PM (4knXT)

Not for this boy. I'll be sitting in the parking lot watching the world go by every night. Haven't had a holiday off in 5 years.

Evening all.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (9PmJj)

257 I've always lived in NJ and this idea that Bruce is universally loved here is bullshit. He's always been divisive. Sure, many think he walks on water. But more people can't stand him.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 24, 2019 10:53 PM (o1fzk)

Bruce sux. But y'all got Overkill. Love those fookers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (uzjER)

258 Since today is Bob Dylan's 78th birthday, I'll repeat a comment I made last night.

I was crunching some numbers, and determined that he played 489 live shows from the start of his career to age 40.

From age 40-50, he played 481 shows, bringing the total to 970.

From age 50-60, he played 1015 shows, more than doubling his career output prior to age 50. He averaged 100 shows a year from 1991-2001.

I haven't added up everything from 2001-2019, but he has slowed down a bit since then. He only played 84 dates in 2018 at age 77.

Posted by: rickl at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (sdi6R)

259 Actually, the meaningful question is... Kid Rock or Ted Nugent?
Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (sktRI)


*waves Michiganically to shibumi*

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (t+qrx)

260 251; kid is more fun. ted has mellowed a bit. both cool in my book.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (KP5rU)

261 Jeepers, got late somehow sneaky !

G'night Horde !

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (isI7q)

262 Actually, the meaningful question is... Kid Rock or Ted Nugent?
Posted by: shibumi

Yes.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (gkstg)

263 217 LadyL, here's a link to Fox's story about CNN's layoff

https://tinyurl.com/y3xvawsy
Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 10:44 PM (xIKXj)



I notice CNN still has a "climate" division. It's disturbing to realize half of the country is delusional.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

264 Seger's "Makin' Thunderbirds" was a decent rocker
Dick the Bruiser's "Drinkin' Thunderbird" parody, however, was inspired.
We were young and plowed
We were drinkin' Thunderbird.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 10:57 PM (8AONa)

265 Actually, the meaningful question is... Kid Rock or Ted Nugent?
Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (sktRI)

*waves Michiganically to shibumi*
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (t+qrx)

Grand Funk Railroad.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 10:57 PM (uzjER)

266 240 I've watched beer prices climb to 9.99 for a six pack over the years. A 12 pack of Sam Adams will set you back 13-15 bucks. You can still get CoorsMillerBud for less, but even they followed the uptrend in price over the years. Oh yeah, California adds 60 cents to the price of a 12 pack, then slap on a sales tax of anywhere from 7-8%. Sure, carb-conscious folks are turning away from beer, but price is compelling me to enjoy a good beer only with dinner, mostly.
Posted by: Joe Kidd at May 24, 2019 10:52 PM (5WpEK)

Just paid $16.99 for a 30 pack of Miller Lite. No sales tax or bottle deposits in the Great State of New Hampshire, either.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 24, 2019 10:57 PM (GBteo)

267 I would enjoy a visit to Easter Island, which is not, AFAIK, in any way forbidden, just remote and costly to visit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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A friend just returned from there. Ex combat infantry captain, Viet Nam.

I asked, "Steve, why the hell Easter Island?"

"Because", he said, "I've always wanted to see it."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 10:57 PM (CDGwz)

268 For anyone who follows QAnon, lots of postings last couple days.
Don't need to be a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist to recognize that declassification of a bunch of FISA stuff will be a BFD.
https://qmap.pub/

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 10:57 PM (48RE5)

269 197 Last night's ONT brick-of-heroin-in-van story was a hoax and hoaxer is now begging for money because he fears MS-13 won't have a sense of humor.

https://bit.ly/2HTggyU
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM (+y/Ru)

*Darwin smiles the 'I'm eating steak tonight!' smile*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (0MVr3)

270 J.S. Bach or G.F. Handel?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (+y/Ru)

271 Actually, the meaningful question is... Kid Rock or Ted Nugent?
Posted by: shibumi

Yes.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (gkstg)

Yes is from Ol' Blighty.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (uzjER)

272 I notice CNN still has a "climate" division. It's disturbing to realize half of the country is delusional.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

--------

They must have really nice thermometer. What else is there to report about?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (4knXT)

273 Bob Seger, Nugent, Kid Rock, Grand Funk--all from Michigan, right?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (o1fzk)

274 We started each day with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Us too. Then we got to select our own Bible passages to read. I once picked the "Somebody begat somebody else, who begat somebody else, ad infinitum.." passages from the OT by accident one morning.


Teach cut me off after about 5 minutes of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (HaL55)

275 " Actually, the meaningful question is... Kid Rock or Ted Nugent?
Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2019 10:54 PM (sktRI)"


Yes !

and really g'night !

Posted by: dirac_angestun_gesept_rat_eez - at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (isI7q)

276 31 The old ways are best and should be applied promptly to that pond scum at Hacienda!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:08 PM (AZxMX)

Does that include the phrase, "His privy member cut off"?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Robert the Bruce at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (MwFQu)

277 J.S. Bach or G.F. Handel?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (+y/Ru)


Now you're really looking for an argument!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (AZxMX)

278 "If I'd Been The One""
https://bit.ly/1J9rY0B
Posted by: Reno_Dave at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (YEhNg)

Not one of their 'hit' songs according to radio, but one of their best, IMHO

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (SxBH1)

279 seger and kid doing "real mean bottle" and "detroit made" are damn good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (KP5rU)

280 I could still get a 12 pack of Miller High Life for $9 here in NorCal last I checked (before taxes of course).

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (2j6J5)

281 229. yes that's why the only springsteen albums I like are the 70s discs. Extreme musicality, each song had a different mood and motivation, just perfect.

Posted by: kallisto at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (tLRcG)

282 270 J.S. Bach or G.F. Handel?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 24, 2019 10:58 PM (+y/Ru)

Always bet on Bach!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:00 PM (0MVr3)

283
Grand Funk Railroad.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

I heard a story once, about Grand Funk playing at some outdoor venue (maybe a state fair) and they were getting booed about how they were playing.
"Ok, anybody want to come up here and play better?"

And Ted Nugent was in the audience and came up. Ted is weird as hell sometimes, but he is also a helluva guitar player.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at May 24, 2019 11:00 PM (S6Pax)

284 ' Like a rock. Good song'

* grits teeth *

* clenchs toes *

* breaths deeply and exhales *

Posted by: freaked at May 24, 2019 11:00 PM (UdKB7)

285 Yes is from Ol' Blighty.


Posted by: Pug Mahon

Blighty will be a more interesting place if they get Sargon of Akkad and Count Dankula as MEPs.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 11:00 PM (gkstg)

286
"Because", he said, "I've always wanted to see it."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 10:57 PM (CDGwz)

I'd like to see it as well.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

287 Always bet on Bach!
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:00 PM (0MVr3)

Aaahh, Bach.

*specs akimbo*

I think I've been slaked.

Posted by: Radar O'Reilly at May 24, 2019 11:01 PM (uzjER)

288 wasn't kiss from michigan? or, is my brain fried?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 11:01 PM (KP5rU)

289 My favorite Japanese example of "not clear on the concept" was a box of Indian Curry paste, on its cover a profile of an Amerind in full headdress.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at May 24, 2019 11:01 PM (WJcbb)

290 lots of people are from michigan

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:01 PM (MTjB1)

291 wasn't kiss from michigan? or, is my brain fried?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 11:01 PM (KP5rU)

No. But you might think that because of Detroit Rock City.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (xPl2J)

292 Best live Michigan band? For my money, it was the Detroit Symphony Orchestra providing live music to Looney Tunes cartoons at Meadowbrook Theater. "Kill da wabbit, Kill da wabbit."

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (8AONa)

293 Bob Seger, Nugent, Kid Rock, Grand Funk--all from Michigan, right?
Posted by: JoeF.


Also, The Knack

And Greta Van Fleet. They're pretty good.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (S6Pax)

294 Posted by: Robert the Bruce at May 24, 2019 10:59 PM (MwFQu)

Note that "the old ways" is plural, so there's a lot of freedom in planning the procedure!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (AZxMX)

295 290 lots of people are from michigan
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:01 PM (MTjB1)


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Don't get me started on Minnesota.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (4knXT)

296
I'd like to see it as well.
Posted by: Ladyl
------

Well, no tennis courts, so it sounds like a non-starter.

Say, weren't you having trouble with your hand/wrist?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (xSo9G)

297 My favorite Japanese example of "not clear on the concept" was a box of Indian Curry paste, on its cover a profile of an Amerind in full headdress.
Posted by: Noam Sayen at M



that is entirely understandable




the sole reason that the American indians are not referred to as the American japanese is that columbus was not seeking a route to japan.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:03 PM (MTjB1)

298 Here in SoCal, it seems like almost every fast food place is now promoting their new items with this "plant-based" concoction called Beyond Meat. Del Taco has Beyond Meat. Carls Jr has Beyond Meat.

Here's the thing. I *don't wanna go* Beyond Meat. I'm perfectly happy with meat. Like Al Green sang in Let's Stay Together, I'm gonna Stay Together with meat. They're gonna bury me with meat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (miE9U)

299 and the White Stripes are from Detroit, too

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (xIKXj)

300 Don't get me started on Minnesota.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM

Not much to do in a Minnesota winter except make more people.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (2j6J5)

301 Always bet on Bach!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:00 PM (0MVr3)


Obviously, you can't Handel the truth!

Posted by: COL Nathan Jessup at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (AZxMX)

302 So Natty Nadler had a fainting spell today. I think the President's mention of his fighting Nadler in NYC may have brought about memories Nadler had suppressed.. and BUY a Gol Dang Belt !!!

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (k3N8X)

303 Don't get me started on Minnesota.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at M



think mn is gaining people

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (MTjB1)

304
And Ted Nugent was in the audience and came up. Ted is weird as hell sometimes, but he is also a helluva guitar player.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at May 24, 2019 11:00 PM (S6Pax)

No denying Ted's chops as a guitarist, but that story might fall into the apocryphal category. Grand Funk was a fucking excellent live band. Mark Farner is one of the great front men.

Posted by: Radar O'Reilly at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (uzjER)

305 Well, no tennis courts, so it sounds like a non-starter.

Say, weren't you having trouble with your hand/wrist?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (xSo9G)


Hey Mike-- yep I've got problems with both hands, particularly the left. But it doesn't really affect tennis or anything else, so I'm avoiding surgery for now!

How are you doing?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

306 Was at the St Paul Civic Center show where they shot the Dancing in the Dark video. They did the song twice and Bruce had trouble finding Courtney Cox the second time. It was a real good, real long show.

A few months before that was the Van Halen 1984 tour show where they played for about 45 minutes. Terrible show. Only thing worse than that was the Styx Mr Roboto "concert" - woof.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (CCkdL)

307 Best live Michigan band? For my money, it was the Detroit Symphony Orchestra providing live music to Looney Tunes cartoons at Meadowbrook Theater. "Kill da wabbit, Kill da wabbit."
Posted by: 2009Refugee

Last summer, Shibumi and I saw "The Who" (minus Pete Townsend) do the whole rock opera "Tommy" with the DSO backing them up.

It was at Pine Knob amphitheater, if you know where that is.... Oakland University.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (S6Pax)

308 the sole reason that the American indians are not referred to as the American japanese is that columbus was not seeking a route to japan.
Posted by: yankeefifth
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I still want to know who decided that 'North' is up, and 'South' is down.

I mean, we could just as easily think of Miami being 'Way up North'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (xSo9G)

309 Say, weren't you having trouble with your hand/wrist?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at M




they broke up

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (MTjB1)

310
"Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason..."

Does that mean Comey, Brennan, et. al. can't be charged with treason?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (oGNNA)

311 Stupid Charles Lamb's brother sock.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 11:06 PM (uzjER)

312 J.S. Bach or G.F. Handel?

Get Bach. Get Bach. Get Bach to where you once belong.

Get Bach Jo Jo.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 11:06 PM (HaL55)

313 He did cheat on his wife, so there's that.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 10:49 PM (4knXT)

Seeing what he replaced JP with, it had to be "true love". Patti Scialfa isn't in the same league.
Then again, for all we know, Julianne was an insufferable bitch.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:06 PM (48RE5)

314 I'm done good people. Enjoy the ONT, but pace ourselves! I need to actually get stuff accomplished tomorrow and NOW rain is predicted yet again!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 24, 2019 11:06 PM (AZxMX)

315 Obviously, you can't Handel the truth!
Posted by: COL Nathan Jessup at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (AZxMX)

Baby got Bach.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:07 PM (0MVr3)

316
Here's the thing. I *don't wanna go* Beyond Meat. I'm perfectly happy with meat. Like Al Green sang in Let's Stay Together, I'm gonna Stay Together with meat. They're gonna bury me with meat.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (miE9U)

I've never understood why people who hate meat are so eager to eat products that attempt to look and taste like meat.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

317 So Natty Nadler had a fainting spell today.

Bets on how many cardiology appointments he has a year?

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 24, 2019 11:07 PM (I2/tG)

318 Night Hrothgar.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (0MVr3)

319 Here's the thing. I *don't wanna go* Beyond Meat. I'm perfectly happy with meat. Like Al Green sang in Let's Stay Together, I'm gonna Stay Together with meat. They're gonna bury me with meat.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Let the soibois have their soy-based fake meat, then invest in man-bras for the "expanding" moob market.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (gkstg)

320 Here in SoCal, it seems like almost every fast food place is now promoting their new items with this "plant-based" concoction called Beyond Meat. Del Taco has Beyond Meat. Carls Jr has Beyond Meat.

Here's the thing. I *don't wanna go* Beyond Meat. I'm perfectly happy with meat. Like Al Green sang in Let's Stay Together, I'm gonna Stay Together with meat. They're gonna bury me with meat.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (miE9U)

Just so we're clear folks, Beyond Meat is fake meat.

It is also being tested at Tim Horton's, I think just in Canada for now. Yukola.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (9PmJj)

321 Good night Hrothgar.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

322 Ladyl, exactly!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (miE9U)

323 I asked, "Steve, why the hell Easter Island?"

"Because", he said, "I've always wanted to see it."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 10:57 PM (CDGwz)

I am wondering if those giant stone heads were made from rock cut and quarried elsewhere on the island, or were simply made by sculpting pre-existing volcanic pipes. In volcanic terranes, you can get fields of small pipes, like mini-sized Devil's Towers, that punch up through ash deposits. Then erosion washes away the ash, leaving a field of pillars.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (7njPr)

324 I can understand now why Millennials complain about never having enough money to cover the student loan payments;

They're used to paying someone else to do what mommy and/or daddy used to do for them, including driving themselves from point A to point B. They don't know how to drive no less how to fix a car. They can't cook for themselves, do basic household chores and maintenance, and I doesn't seem that they can manage basic household budgeting.

But they do know how to "like" Tweets from Donkey-Chompers telling them that she and mommy government will handle everything for them and punish the bad boy next door.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (0Ntuf)

325 How are you doing?
Posted by: Ladyl
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I have no idea, but all of my parts still seem to be attached, which seems good. I expect to get up any morning and have a finger, or an ear fall off...maybe a toe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (CDGwz)

326 Prince and Emperor, yup/LOL :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:09 PM (miE9U)

327 And Greta Van Fleet. They're pretty good.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM (S6Pax)

They kind of get a bad rap because the kid sounds like Robert Plant, so blah-blah-blah just a Led Zeppelin cover band. But they are fucking talented. Watch some of their live stuff on Yoo toobs. Fuckers can jam.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 11:10 PM (uzjER)

328 I am wondering if those giant stone heads were made from rock cut and quarried elsewhere on the island, or were simply made by sculpting pre-existing volcanic pipes. In volcanic terranes, you can get fields of small pipes, like mini-sized Devil's Towers, that punch up through ash deposits. Then erosion washes away the ash, leaving a field of pillars.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at M




you know, ancient aliens has this covered every which way

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:10 PM (MTjB1)

329 I am wondering if those giant stone heads were made from rock cut and quarried elsewhere on the island, or were simply made by sculpting pre-existing volcanic pipes. In volcanic terranes, you can get fields of small pipes, like mini-sized Devil's Towers, that punch up through ash deposits. Then erosion washes away the ash, leaving a field of pillars.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Hasn't all this been settled? I mean, they must have been studied six ways from Sunday?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:10 PM (CDGwz)

330 Don't get me started on Minnesota.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 24, 2019 11:02 PM

Not much to do in a Minnesota winter except make more people.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (2j6J5)


Actual true science fact: People from Michigan think about people from Minnesota the same way normal people think about people from Michigan.

It's a fact!

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 11:11 PM (t+qrx)

331 smart money says it was aliens or alien technology

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:11 PM (MTjB1)

332
Miley got a taste of that 90F, high humidity (humilarity as this redneck she-malaprop called it) this afternoon. It hit 94F, with humidity. Miley attempted to do a little gardening, and after about 5 minutes, she was drenched in sweat.

This is typical July and August weather.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 11:11 PM (NMAzL)

333 Does that mean Comey, Brennan, et. al. can't be charged with treason?

They most certainly can.
"Owing allegiance to the US" means they swore an oath to uphold the Constitution.

"Adheres to their enemies" doesn't specify whether those enemies are foreign or domestic. And only enemies would attempt a coup here.

"Giving them aid or comfort" means complying with said domestic enemies wishes to oust a duly elected President despite him having done nothing legally wrong or anything else worthy of real impeachment.

So fuck yeah they can be tried, convicted and hung for treason. Don't let anybody tell you any differently.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 24, 2019 11:11 PM (HaL55)

334 must turn in. flying to holden beach early tomorrow. be well morons.

iggy pop.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 11:11 PM (KP5rU)

335 It was at Pine Knob amphitheater, if you know where that is.... Oakland University.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.
That must have been fun. Yes indeed, we saw a lot of shows there over the years.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 11:12 PM (8AONa)

336 >>>...Detroit Symphony
Orchestra providing live music to Looney Tunes cartoons at Meadowbrook
Theater. "Kill da wabbit, Kill da wabbit."

I took my kids to see that, maybe 30 years ago. Give 'em some culture, ya know? I think I enjoyed it more than the boys did.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 24, 2019 11:12 PM (RfzVr)

337
I have no idea, but all of my parts still seem to be attached, which seems good. I expect to get up any morning and have a finger, or an ear fall off...maybe a toe.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:08 PM (CDGwz)


I know what you mean! Everyday I think, "what's next?" But I'm pretty darned lucky, to be honest.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

338 Last summer, Shibumi and I saw "The Who" (minus Pete Townsend) do the whole rock opera "Tommy" with the DSO backing them up.

It was at Pine Knob amphitheater, if you know where that is.... Oakland University.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at May 24, 2019 11:05 PM (S6Pax)

Far as I'm concerned, the Who died with John Entwistle.

Ever since its been The Two Left Who Were In The Who.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (9PmJj)

339 o ogga chokka
o ogga chokka ogga
o ogga chokka



easter island levitation haiku

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (MTjB1)

340 Brennan soll brennen.

hogmartin invites you


There you go, immanentizing the eschaton.

Again.

Posted by: Miklos, senn-been-done at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (QzkSJ)

341 >> Does that mean Comey, Brennan, et. al. can't be charged with treason?

They are all definitely guilty of ratfucking, though.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (NMAzL)

342 iggy pop.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 24, 2019 11:11 PM (KP5rU)


*slight nod, palms pressed together*

And unto you Iggy Pop.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (t+qrx)

343 Was not Andrew Breitbart pinnacle the Memorial Day weekend involving Weiner?

Is there significance on the Trump declassify?

This is all related?

Random off topic comment..

Posted by: Derak at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (r/ZJd)

344 So Natty Nadler had a fainting spell today.
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I'm surprised that it doesn't happen to them all of the time. I mean the stress of saying what they are supposed to say, instead of what is obvious.

One would think that they would be stripping mental cogs all of the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (CDGwz)

345
This is typical July and August weather.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 11:11 PM (NMAzL)



I'm so terribly sorry that Miley has been affected the global warming crisis.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

346 It was at Pine Knob amphitheater, if you know where that is.... Oakland University.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.
That must have been fun. Yes indeed, we saw a lot of shows there over the years.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 11:12 PM (8AONa)

Think I saw Robert Plant there, but that's about it.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:14 PM (9PmJj)

347 Far as I'm concerned, the Who died with John Entwistle.

Ever since its been The Two Left Who Were In The Who.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:13 PM (9PmJj)


Two co-workers of mine saw them in Grand Rapids a few weeks ago. Verdict: worth seeing just to say you did, if you never got the chance, but if you really want to just hear The Who songs, go see a cover band.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 11:16 PM (t+qrx)

348 Here in SoCal, it seems like almost every fast food place is now promoting their new items with this "plant-based" concoction called Beyond Meat. Del Taco has Beyond Meat. Carls Jr has Beyond Meat.

Here's the thing. I *don't wanna go* Beyond Meat. I'm perfectly happy with meat. Like Al Green sang in Let's Stay Together, I'm gonna Stay Together with meat. They're gonna bury me with meat.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:04 PM (miE9U)

If vegans hate the very thought of meat, why the Hell do they make all this fake meat from soy and whatever? The only thing that would induce me, as a meat eater, to eat a soy burger, would be a drastic shortage of real meat that priced it out beyond my means.

Seems to me it's all just virtue-signaling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:16 PM (7njPr)

349 When an enemy suffers, I am instructed to steer clear of being happy.

But when I learned of Nadler's trouble, I was glad because I saw it as evidence that lying lying lying can strike people dumb.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 11:17 PM (xIKXj)

350 o ogga chokka
o ogga chokka ogga
o ogga chokka



easter island levitation haiku
Posted by: yankeefifth
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Hold it...that sounds suspiciously like the introduction to 'Running Bear'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:17 PM (CDGwz)

351 Baby got Bach.

Posted by: Aetius451AD
________

Am I too late for the composer puns?

(Or should I scratch this off my Liszt?)

Posted by: FireHorse at May 24, 2019 11:17 PM (ta49A)

352 I admit I worry a little about the millennials.

I saw a millennial today at the supermarket. He got distracted and crashed his shopping cart into a building support pole. Then he tried to exchange accident insurance information with the pole.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:17 PM (miE9U)

353 I took my kids to see that, maybe 30 years ago. Give 'em some culture, ya know? I think I enjoyed it more than the boys did.

Posted by: cfo mom
I think it was '92 for us. Tickets were purchased by a gorgeous young lady i had just started dating, and I thought it was a great date idea.

Our 25th anniversary is in about 6 weeks.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 11:17 PM (8AONa)

354 Also in between the Uber and Lyft IPO's Beyond Meat also IPO'd and has done well so far, unlike the other two.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:18 PM (9PmJj)

355 AOP, yup.

Say what you will about tofu, it doesn't pretend to be meat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:18 PM (miE9U)

356 Soylent Meat, coming to a store near you.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:18 PM (48RE5)

357 Seems to me it's all just virtue-signaling.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

It's leguminaceous!

Posted by: Miklosian anti-Marketing SA de CV at May 24, 2019 11:18 PM (QzkSJ)

358 random, its official brand name is CuckMeat

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (miE9U)

359 Soylent Meat, coming to a store near you.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:18 PM (48RE5)


THE SCOOPS ARE ON THEIR WAY

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (t+qrx)

360 Hold it...that sounds suspiciously like the introduction to 'Running Bear'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at M



what is that?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (MTjB1)

361

Say what you will about tofu, it doesn't pretend to be meat.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:18 PM (miE9U)


I purely detest tofu.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (TdMsT)

362 Am I too late for the composer puns?

(Or should I scratch this off my Liszt?)
Posted by: FireHorse at May 24, 2019 11:17 PM (ta49A)

Don't be Hayden.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (0MVr3)

363 I think it was '92 for us. Tickets were purchased by a gorgeous young lady i had just started dating, and I thought it was a great date idea.

Our 25th anniversary is in about 6 weeks.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 11:17 PM (8AONa)

So you and your wife stayed in touch with her?

/s

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (9PmJj)

364 Night chavez.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (0MVr3)

365 Bruce sux. But y'all got Overkill. Love those fookers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 10:55 PM (uzjER)


There is that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2019 11:19 PM (9Om/r)

366 I can understand now why Millennials complain about never having enough money to cover the student loan payments;

You do have to admire the creativity of the Left - Federally-guaranteed student loans funneled billions of dollars of new money into educational institutions utterly controlled by the Left, and created a helot class of people who are $100,000 in debt for useless gender studies degrees, who have a perpetual sense of grievance, that can be mobilized into political activism on any subject the Left finds desirable.

Frankly, I don't see why they aren't rioting in front of their alma maters - after all, it is the colleges and universities that pocketed their money and ripped them off. Yet, somehow, it's middle-class taxpayers' fault for not bailing them out.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 24, 2019 11:20 PM (I2/tG)

367 no Mike, it's the introduction to

Hooked on a feeling

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2019 11:20 PM (xIKXj)

368 Ladyl, I first learned that tofu existed about 1982.

37 years later, it has yet to pass my lips. Thank God. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:20 PM (miE9U)

369 Baby got Bach.

Posted by: Aetius451AD
________

Am I too late for the composer puns?

(Or should I scratch this off my Liszt?)
Posted by: FireHorse

We can handel it.

Posted by: Miklos, if it ain't ba-roque at May 24, 2019 11:20 PM (QzkSJ)

370 Hasn't all this been settled? I mean, they must have been studied six ways from Sunday?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:10 PM (CDGwz)

I thought it was assumed by archaeologists that the rock was quarried elsewhere, and brought to that hillside. And they had hats, too, at one time. Red hats, with MEIGA on the front.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:21 PM (7njPr)

371 you know what we should do, make whoring legal, that way women's studies majors would get money for their useless loans and learn something useful.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:21 PM (MTjB1)

372 So you and your wife stayed in touch with her?

/s

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy
It was a hanging curveball, and Emperor Country Boy turned on it.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 24, 2019 11:21 PM (8AONa)

373
I thought it was assumed by archaeologists that the rock was quarried elsewhere, and brought to that hillside. And they had hats, too, at one time. Red hats, with MEIGA on the front.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:21 PM (7njPr)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:22 PM (TdMsT)

374 'like the introduction to 'Running Bear'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at M
what is that?'

A brief fad in the Seventies. Known as "streaking"

Posted by: Rey Stevens at May 24, 2019 11:22 PM (UdKB7)

375 we went streaking in college in the 90s.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:23 PM (MTjB1)

376 >>>Tickets were purchased by a gorgeous young lady i had just started dating, and I thought it was a great date idea.

Our 25th anniversary is in about 6 weeks.

What a sweet date! Congrats on your upcoming silver anniversary.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 24, 2019 11:23 PM (RfzVr)

377 I think the Founders deliberately defined treason narrowly in the Constitution because the King had been abusing it.

It sounds like it can only be imposed during an actual war. The last time Congress formally declared war was in 1941.

I know that in Iraq and Afghanistan, the neocons told us that an "Authorization for the Use of Military Force" was practically the same as a "Declaration of War", and we shouldn't trouble ourselves about it.

Really? Then why the different wording?

And why have we not actually won a war since WWII?

Posted by: rickl at May 24, 2019 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

378
We can handel it.
Posted by: Miklos, if it ain't ba-roque at May 24, 2019 11:20 PM (QzkSJ)



Huh. Verdi funny.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:23 PM (TdMsT)

379 you know what we should do, make whoring legal, that way women's studies majors would get money for their useless loans and learn something useful.

Sorry, we have professional standards we have to maintain!

Posted by: Whores at May 24, 2019 11:24 PM (I2/tG)

380 I want something sweet.

Have to go see what's here.

I think the Little Debbies are no more.

Posted by: Miklos, whose one tooth is a sweet tooth at May 24, 2019 11:24 PM (QzkSJ)

381 Can anyone get the AofShq posting on Memorial Day 20XX when Breitbart stormed the podium and took over the Weiner presser?

How would I find that flaming skull?

Posted by: Derak at May 24, 2019 11:24 PM (r/ZJd)

382 Heh, wife (Jersey girl) used to love Sucksteen. Wore how Darkness album.
I cued up Cheech and Chong "Born in East LA" really loud on her cassette player in car (my lawn, get off).
Was a little frosty in our apartment for a day or three.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:24 PM (48RE5)

383 I'll take some Chinese sweet ass

Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 24, 2019 11:24 PM (vtd+q)

384 you know what we should do, make whoring legal, that way women's studies majors would get money for their useless loans and learn something useful.

Have you seen your average woman's studies major?

Posted by: Whores at May 24, 2019 11:25 PM (I2/tG)

385 not sure there was some special reason for the streaking.

think it was something to do with who could make it faster through campus and the naked thing was some kind of oh yeah I will see your whatever and go naked.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:25 PM (MTjB1)

386 I hope nobody will try Chopin my head off for another composer pun.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 24, 2019 11:25 PM (gkstg)

387 Huh. Verdi funny.
Posted by: Ladyl

I'm a modest guy.

Posted by: "Miklos" Mussorgsky at May 24, 2019 11:26 PM (QzkSJ)

388 you know what we should do, make whoring legal, that way women's studies majors would get money for their useless loans and learn something useful.

Have you seen your average woman's studies major?
Posted by: Whores at M



which will teach them another valuable lesson, feminism is for ugly women.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:26 PM (MTjB1)

389 AOP, yup.

Say what you will about tofu, it doesn't pretend to be meat.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:18 PM (miE9U)

Tofu is basically the soy analogue to fresh cheese. It readily takes on the flavor of whatever sauce or broth is is cooked in. Used sparingly in Chinese or Japanese style dishes, it's perfectly fine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:26 PM (7njPr)

390 371 you know what we should do, make whoring legal, that way women's studies majors would get money for their useless loans and learn something useful.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:21 PM (MTjB1)

Really can't see the hairy armpit brigades getting much in the way of business.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:26 PM (48RE5)

391 Speaking seems to be passe, but I know of at least two Orange County universities who at least used to, as of 2017, have a yearly "undie run." Male and female students would run the entire length of campus in just their underwear at about midnight in either late fall or early spring, when it's still rather cold in SoCal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:27 PM (miE9U)

392 Speaking? STREAKING.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:27 PM (miE9U)

393 Really can't see the hairy armpit brigades getting much in the way of business.
Posted by: random lurker commenter

Thigh high Birkenstocks?

Posted by: Miklos, mystified at May 24, 2019 11:28 PM (QzkSJ)

394 which will teach them another valuable lesson, feminism is for ugly women.

Hey. there's a reason why we didn't major in marketing!

Hard to make a sale when you are 150 pounds overweight and have green hair.

Posted by: Womens Studies Majors at May 24, 2019 11:28 PM (I2/tG)

395 Speaking? STREAKING.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:27 PM (miE9U)


*waves hand slowly in front of face*

o_O

Peaking.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 11:29 PM (t+qrx)

396 Really can't see the hairy armpit brigades getting much in the way of business.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at M



which is a very important element of the lesson. you are nasty stupid skanks that got screwed by your university into buying something worthless. now you have to learn how things work by bathing, shaving, wearing stuff on your face, getting vajazzled, and learning to love dick more than you hate mansplaining.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:29 PM (MTjB1)

397 'I hope nobody will try Chopin my head off for another composer pun.'

You guys are gonna Beethoven this to death aren't you?

Posted by: Rey Stevens at May 24, 2019 11:29 PM (UdKB7)

398
Tofu is basically the soy analogue to fresh cheese. It readily takes on the flavor of whatever sauce or broth is is cooked in. Used sparingly in Chinese or Japanese style dishes, it's perfectly fine.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:26 PM (7njPr)


Oh goodness no.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

399 hogmartin, I think the DNC has taken control of my autocucumber.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:29 PM (miE9U)

400 We had joy, we had fun, we went speaking in the sun.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 11:30 PM (uzjER)

401 you know what we should do, make whoring legal, that way women's studies majors would get money for their useless loans and learn something useful.

Have you seen your average woman's studies major?
Posted by: Whores at M

The few who are halfway decent will do well, and the rest can starve.

Capitalism in action.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:30 PM (9PmJj)

402
You guys are gonna Beethoven this to death aren't you?
Posted by: Rey Stevens at May 24, 2019 11:29 PM (UdKB7)


It's only Schumann to do so.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:30 PM (TdMsT)

403 Running Bear, by Johnny Preston, 1959:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=E3meEmDpaDU

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:30 PM (7njPr)

404 "Running Bear" Thanks for nothing! Ear worm.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 24, 2019 11:31 PM (tbEeC)

405 I forget what it's called but I don't think it's a coincidence that so many RadFems do they bizarre coloration thing a la poison caterpillars and frogs.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:31 PM (48RE5)

406 You guys are gonna Beethoven this to death aren't you?
Posted by: Rey Stevens

They're either haydn, or just being cage-y.

Posted by: Miklos, aviding Philip Glass entirely at May 24, 2019 11:32 PM (QzkSJ)

407 This one didn't age too well:

https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/
810245887536627712

The hangings can't start soon enough.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 24, 2019 11:32 PM (Dh1wo)

408 Here Captain Josepha, on the house.
I like to force out bad earworms with good ones.

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

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:33 PM (miE9U)

409 Oh goodness no.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

Go to a good Chinese restaurant, and try an order of Mah Po Beancake. Yummy.

And in Vancouver, it was on the menus as "Mar Pol Beancake", which was funny, because Marpole is a neighborhood in Vancouver.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:33 PM (7njPr)

410 that joke about the photographer and sniper confusing "shot" reminds me of a long joke in the form of a letter from someone describing a visit to westminster cathedral but writing :"wc" which is confused with "water closet".

cracked me up when i was a kid.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 24, 2019 11:33 PM (Pg+x7)

411 Bad classical composer puns really take me Bach...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:33 PM (miE9U)

412 The few who are halfway decent will do well, and the rest can starve.

Capitalism in action.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at May 24, 2019 11:30 PM (9PmJj)

Object lessons in Creative Marketing
"I Survived Trigglypuff"

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:34 PM (48RE5)

413
And in Vancouver, it was on the menus as "Mar Pol Beancake", which was funny, because Marpole is a neighborhood in Vancouver.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:33 PM (7njPr)


I just...can't.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:34 PM (TdMsT)

414 This one didn't age too well:

https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/
810245887536627712

The hangings can't start soon enough.
Posted by: andycanuck

"Esta pagina no existe"

Posted by: Miklos, sorry to say at May 24, 2019 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)

415 so many RadFems do they bizarre coloration thing a la poison caterpillars and frogs.

They think that people won't notice that they're ugly if they look bizarre enough.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 24, 2019 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

416 "Esta pagina no existe"
Posted by: Miklos, sorry to say at May 24, 2019 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)


http://tinyurl.com/y6pq2a5v

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 11:36 PM (t+qrx)

417
I think the Founders deliberately defined treason narrowly in the Constitution because the King had been abusing it.

It sounds like it can only be imposed during an actual war.

======

That's what it sounds like to me. "Sabotage" might be closer to what Comey, Brennan, et. al. did. Or, as publius says, ratf*cking.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 24, 2019 11:36 PM (oGNNA)

418 you know, music is a weird thing. the greatest opera or symphony is likely not more difficult or impressive than the greatest book, however, not many read a book more than a couple times, most get read once, but the same people that would only read some great book once or twice will listen to the same music hundreds of times.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 24, 2019 11:36 PM (MTjB1)

419 Vietnamese fried tofu and chili in the clay pot is damn good.

Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 24, 2019 11:36 PM (vtd+q)

420 "Running Bear" lost his shirt in the divorce settlement with Little White Dove

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:36 PM (48RE5)

421 406 You guys are gonna Beethoven this to death aren't you?
Posted by: Rey Stevens

Don't Wagner your finger at us!

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 11:36 PM (0Ntuf)

422 But yes, tofu doesn't belong in non-Asian dishes.

Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 24, 2019 11:37 PM (vtd+q)

423 Ok, got it.

Heh

"President Obama can and must declassify as much as possible about Russia hacking our elections. Rest assured, Trump won't."-J Nadler

I will pitch in for an appropriately placed billboard.

Posted by: Miklos, probably working for the Russkies anyway at May 24, 2019 11:38 PM (QzkSJ)

424 The best line about tofu came from Bill Cosby;

"I'll eat tofu when someone says something tastes just as good as tofu"

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 11:39 PM (0Ntuf)

425 "Esta pagina no existe"
Posted by: Miklos, sorry to say at May 24, 2019 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)


"President Obama can and must declassify as much as possible about Russia hacking our elections. Rest assured, Trump won't."

Renowned shitmuppet Adam Schiff, 17 Dec 2016

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 24, 2019 11:39 PM (t+qrx)

426 Hold it...that sounds suspiciously like the introduction to 'Running Bear'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at M



what is that?
Posted by: yankeefifth
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no Mike, it's the introduction to

Hooked on a feeling
Posted by: booknlass
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Good call.

There has been some very strange stuff recorded.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:39 PM (CDGwz)

427 Wasn't Nadler, was Schiff for brains

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:39 PM (48RE5)

428 So, what happens when it comes out in the next week or two that the FBI has been spying on every politically prominent Jewish American to the right of J-Street, thanks to Samantha Power's tireless "unmasking" efforts.

After all, they were talking to people in Israel, so obviously all their communications were fair game for surveillance.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 24, 2019 11:40 PM (I2/tG)

429 Vietnamese fried tofu and chili in the clay pot is damn good.
Posted by: Prince Tuesday

It's the Uncle Ho Sauce that makes it.

Posted by: J. Kerry, seared on my tongue at May 24, 2019 11:40 PM (QzkSJ)

430
I will pitch in for an appropriately placed billboard.
Posted by: Miklos, probably working for the Russkies anyway at May 24, 2019 11:38 PM (QzkSJ)


Let me know how much you need.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 24, 2019 11:40 PM (TdMsT)

431 "Running Bear" Thanks for nothing! Ear worm.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin
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You're not really 29, are you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:41 PM (xSo9G)

432 Some very fine linked essays tonite, weirddave.

I'm doing so much thinking, I'm prepared for math.

Whole life vs term? Bring them fuckers on. My calculator is set on stun.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 24, 2019 11:41 PM (Z4rgH)

433 seger wrote much better songs over a pretty long period of time (by rock standards). but what springfield had going for him was he was a great performer. his live act made his career.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 24, 2019 11:41 PM (Pg+x7)

434 First of all let's all say a prayer for nadler. Let's all pray that he finds his way to salvation. That's on him though. I pray he finds a way.


All that said. He's messed in the head. Remember that time a few weeks back where he lost control of what was going on in the judiciary committee? Everyone in the room was all wtf nadler are u even paying attention? He was prolly having strokes right then. Just small ones. The guy is shot through, his days are numbered. As all of ours are. Pray for his soul. May God lift the scales from his eyes.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 24, 2019 11:41 PM (L8c0Q)

435 After all, they were talking to people in Israel, so obviously all their communications were fair game for surveillance.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 24, 2019 11:40 PM (I2/tG)

Never forget that for for many Progessivism is their true religion / alliance. Their ancestors just happened to be Jews.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:42 PM (48RE5)

436 Oh sorry, didn't buy a program, I should distinguish Dem congress creatures by displacement-simple and efficient

Posted by: Miklos, always in error, but unplagued by doubt at May 24, 2019 11:42 PM (QzkSJ)

437 May God lift the scales from his eyes.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 24, 2019 11:41 PM (L8c0Q)

Indeed. got to make room for the pennies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:43 PM (7njPr)

438 i knew the "summertime blues" link was going to be cochran, not blue cheer. how did i know? just did, that's all.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 24, 2019 11:43 PM (Pg+x7)

439 May God lift the scales from his eyes.

At least Nadler is pro-Israel.

Rest assured that whomever follows him will be worse.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 24, 2019 11:43 PM (I2/tG)

440 Rest assured that whomever follows him will be worse.
Posted by: The ARC

But didn't Mr Nadler just...tip over?

Posted by: Hank Johnson, (D-Geophysics) at May 24, 2019 11:44 PM (QzkSJ)

441 Hard composers to pun? Anton Dvorak, Prokofiev.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:45 PM (0MVr3)

442 You're not really 29, are you?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:41 PM (xSo9G)

Well ya see there Mr. Hammer, many members of members of the horde have experience being 29. some have even done it twice.
Have to take off my socks to figure out how many times for Vic though.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:45 PM (48RE5)

443 Red hats, with MEIGA on the front.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Pretty sure that's raciss...no, wait, it's cultural appropriation, or maybe tiki-shaming.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:45 PM (xSo9G)

444 408 -- Thanks, Steve, but I OD'd on Yuppie elevator music back in the '90s. But I appreciate the thought.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 24, 2019 11:46 PM (tbEeC)

445 Have to take off my socks to figure out how many times for Vic though.
Posted by: random lurker commenter
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*snap*

We should ask Vic how the EI figures were made.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2019 11:46 PM (xSo9G)

446 or maybe tiki-shaming.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

*lights torches for outrage march*

Posted by: Miklos "Mai Tai" Molnar at May 24, 2019 11:46 PM (QzkSJ)

447 I had to run to the bathroom to Pergolesi?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 24, 2019 11:46 PM (0MVr3)

448 Prokofiev!
Gesundheit!

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:47 PM (48RE5)

449 He was prolly having strokes right then.

Nadler, Schiff, Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic House leadership have to be under incredible psychological pressure right now.

The greatest political scandal in American history is about to blow up in their faces, and we'll get to find out exactly how complicit the Democratic House leadership was in this scandal.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 24, 2019 11:47 PM (I2/tG)

450
The amazing natural rock formations on Easter Island will soon be a thing of the past if we do not combat climate change.

Posted by: AOC at May 24, 2019 11:47 PM (oGNNA)

451 There are a shit ton of septuagenarians doddering about the halls of Congress.

Normal folks of that age are content to putter around the yard, watch TV with their better half, play with the grandkids, drive really slowly when I am trying to get to work.

These desiccated Senators and Representatives are soulless demons determined to keep their power at all cost.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 24, 2019 11:47 PM (uzjER)

452 Indeed. got to make room for the pennies.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Huh? Whut?

Posted by: A millenial at May 24, 2019 11:48 PM (CDGwz)

453 I for one applaud the soybois avoiding hunting.

If it ever comes to a shooting conflict, don't want them experienced in how to shoot to kill.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 24, 2019 11:48 PM (0Ntuf)

454 Nadler, Schiff, Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic House leadership have to be under incredible psychological pressure right now.

Many of them will soon be self-prescribing a nice healthy dose of Pepto-Bulletinthehead.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2019 11:48 PM (miE9U)

455 431 -- Yes indeed, I am 29, Mike. I've been 29 for the past forty-one years.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 24, 2019 11:49 PM (tbEeC)

456 ndeed. got to make room for the pennies.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Kopecks for me, comrades.

Posted by: Bernie, at one of his dachas at May 24, 2019 11:49 PM (QzkSJ)

457
Weird Dave's ONT's are the best. Funny, poignant, concise.

Posted by: Cunning Stunt at May 24, 2019 11:49 PM (AFzCY)

458 Strangest elevator music experience;
AC/DC Back in Black
Doo
dooty do
dooty do
...
Serious wtf moment

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:50 PM (48RE5)

459 These desiccated Senators and Representatives are soulless demons determined to keep their power at all cost.

For the Kennedys, McCains, and Feinsteins, the lust for ever-more political power is the only thing that kept/keeps them alive.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 24, 2019 11:50 PM (I2/tG)

460 I for one applaud the soybois avoiding hunting.

If it ever comes to a shooting conflict, don't want them experienced in how to shoot to kill.

Posted by: kbdabear

I anticipate a lot of deer in the headlights situations.

Posted by: Miklos, avoiding deer with his car at least at May 24, 2019 11:51 PM (QzkSJ)

461 Did somebody mention tiki torches?

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=r2ZkgpRd5kM

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:51 PM (7njPr)

462 Happy holiday horde; thank a vet. CC n water

Posted by: Zeera new book link in nic at May 24, 2019 11:51 PM (lo3yu)

463
Well, Texas Man may take the prize in stupidity from Florida Man.

This blithering idiot tried to jump a drawbridge, killing himself and his passenger.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7068015

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 24, 2019 11:53 PM (NMAzL)

464 451: Its practically unfathomable to me that someone could (for example) be diagnosed with a terminal illness (like McCain) and cling to power up to -- and through -- his deathbed. Or even cling to it the way Pelosi, Nadler, Feinstein and the rest do. Wouldn't a normal person want to spend time with their loved ones? Enjoy the last years of their life? Apparently not.

Posted by: Revenant at May 24, 2019 11:53 PM (bD2Jh)

465 Night all! Got up before the crack of dawn this morning and am having a tough time keeping eyes open.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 24, 2019 11:53 PM (tbEeC)

466 Night, Captain Josepha!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2019 11:54 PM (7njPr)

467
Nadler, Schiff, Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic House leadership have to be under incredible psychological pressure right now.

The greatest political scandal in American history is about to blow up in their faces, and we'll get to find out exactly how complicit the Democratic House leadership was in this scandal.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

======

What could they be saying in meetings? It's got to be straight-up skulduggery. They're staring straight at evidence that exculpates Trump and inculpates their lefty heroes. What do they think they can do?

Posted by: AOC at May 24, 2019 11:54 PM (oGNNA)

468
omg AOC sock off.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 24, 2019 11:54 PM (oGNNA)

469 Last night's ONT brick-of-heroin-in-van story was a hoax
...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 24, 2019 10:40 PM


I am shocked! Shocked!

Posted by: Capt Renault (not the car) at May 24, 2019 11:54 PM (zCabI)

470 Wouldn't a normal person want to spend time with their loved ones? Enjoy the last years of their life? Apparently not.
Posted by: Revenant at May 24, 2019 11:53 PM (bD2Jh)

That'd be your first mistake, thinking these psychopaths are normal, and that their families actually want them around.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 24, 2019 11:55 PM (48RE5)

471 Wouldn't a normal person want to spend time with their loved ones?
Posted by: Revenant at May 24, 2019 11:53 PM (bD2Jh)


They are.