Saturday Overnight Open Thread (12/14/19)

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The Saturday Night Joke - 1

During World War II, a grande dame calls the company commander at a local Army base. "This is Mrs. George Harrison Wattersill. I would like to invite 10 of your men to Christmas dinner here at Long Acres."

"That would be very nice," the commander replies.

"But," Mrs. George Harrison Wattersill continues, "no Jews, please. I hope you understand."

"Perfectly. Leave it to me."

Christmas comes and the guests are announced at Long Acres. Descending the staircase, Mrs. George Harrison Wattersill is horrified to see 10 black enlisted men standing at attention.

"My God!" she gasps. "There must be some horrible mistake!"

"No, Ma'am!" the first sergeant booms. "Cap'n Goldberg, he nevuh make a mistake!" (H/T Hadrian the Seventh)

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The Saturday Night Joke - 2


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What a messed up family. Man sues his ex-wife and 2 young daughters.

Father Sues His 8- and 10-Year-Old Daughters for Slander
Be good, boys and girls, or we'll sue you, too.

The daughters allegedly told police officers, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, "and other persons" that the father had punched the 8-year-old and pulled her hair; this led to the father being "arrested on a Domestic Violence charge," which "remains pending.

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People More Likely To Believe In Hell After Shopping At Walmart

U.S.—A lot of people don't believe in hell anymore, thinking the concept of a place of eternal torment is archaic.


But one new study suggests people are much more likely to believe in the concept of hell after shopping at Walmart, especially during the Christmas season. From waiting in eternal lines to dealing with hundreds of not-quite-right customers throughout the store, people start to get what hell might be like.

After enduring the hellscape of a busy Walmart, people tend to be able to better conceive of a place where people are tortured for eternity.

"Honestly, it would be unjust for there not to be a hell," said one man after he waited for 30 minutes for someone to come unlock the Xbox games in the electronics department. "God is love, but He is also justice, and whoever runs this place needs to pay."


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Location, location, location. Would you like to live in Arizona? Do you want a unique home? Do you qualify for a $400,000 mortgage? Here's the house for you.

Abandoned Nuclear Missile Complex in Arizona For Sale $400,000

Have you thought about buying a missile complex, I mean a new home, but looked at the row upon row of little boxes that constitute modern housing complexes with horror?

Would you like to consider something way off in the left-field, a real fixer-upper but a property that would prompt discussion or years to come?

Well, look no further than a decommissioned Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile silo located in the middle of the Arizona Desert and being sold by www.realtyexecutives.com


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Black Sabbath had quite a coke habit way back when.


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Ryan Gunderson, former captain of the Washington Generals tells his interesting story.

I WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE TEAM THAT LOSES TO THE GLOBETROTTERS EVERY NIGHT
As the Generals’ point guard, my job was to be a jerk and get humiliated on the court. But behind the scenes, it was a different story

Only an elite minority of the nation’s high school basketball players are given the chance to continue playing in college. An even smaller number are able to say they’ve played basketball professionally.

Ryan Gunderson is one of those few. Now, you won’t see Gunderson’s jersey lofted into the rafters of the United Center or his highlights posted to Instagram, but there is no doubt that he made it to a level almost no one else on this planet reaches: getting paid to play basketball in front of giant, international crowds.

And bomb. Night after night.

Gunderson survived what many might consider the worst job in professional sports: playing for the Washington Generals. He was the team captain and starting point guard for a team whose sole existence is to lose to the Harlem Globetrotters.

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If you were a realtor, how would you list this home? Stunning 4 bedroom 3 bath home needs a little TLC shitton of paint.


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Australia is quite the place.

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Not my cup of tea coffee.

Pepsi is upping the ante when it comes to caffeinated beverages.

The soda giant has announced plans to launch Pepsi Café, a cola-coffee drink that has roughly twice the amount of caffeine as a regular Pepsi. The drink will debut in April and could give Pepsi a head start in this new market.

The Coca-Cola Company has a similar product, called Coke Plus Coffee, available in international markets, but has not yet announced a U.S. launch date, though it is widely expected to do so.


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With a protractor like this, perhaps geometry would have been easier.

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This guy is right.


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What's wrong with hot hot water and soap? Vampire facial and HIV.

The so-called vampire facials that have been touted by celebrities for ostensible rejuvenation benefits have been linked to two cases of HIV in New Mexico, according to health officials.

The New Mexico Department of Health first warned that clients of the since-closed VIP Spa in Albuquerque should be tested for possible blood-borne infections—including HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C—last fall after an inspection found the spa’s practices could have put some clients at risk

Going to a strange location and using unknown sources of bodily fluids, nope don't see anything bad happening.

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THE ONT CHRISTMAS MUSIC INTERLUDE


THE ONT says Bah Humbug MoFos.

Holiday music is bad for your mental health, according to science — here's why

Incessant repetition of holiday music can have a psychological impact.

At first, holiday music can be uplifting, but after a certain period of time, it can cause boredom — and even distress.

It can remind listeners of the other stressors of the holidays, like finances and family.


Now here's your nightly dose of Christmas music.



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SQUIRREL Genius Award Winner.

A D.C. resident may have inadvertently set their own apartment on fire in an attempt to scare away what is believed to be a squirrel with a lit stick of incense.

Around noon on Wednesday, a resident of a three-story apartment building in the 1300 block of Congress St. SE tried to drive off a small mammal with a lit stick of incense — scent unknown. The critter knocked the burning tip of the stick off, setting fire to the attic of the apartment, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

To make matters worse, the resident’s smoke alarm had been disabled because it kept going off while they were cooking.

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Comments

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1 First?

Posted by: Slash Buzz at December 14, 2019 09:59 PM (SK+Tm)

2 ?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 09:59 PM (X3oxg)

3 I'll get the others...

Posted by: Slash Buzz at December 14, 2019 09:59 PM (SK+Tm)

4 Not first.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

5 Nope. Beat by Slash Buzz.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 09:59 PM (X3oxg)

6 Wow, top 10? Top 15?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 09:59 PM (fNFgo)

7 Evening all!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:00 PM (Y4EXg)

8 Nice ONT MisHum.
I knew you liked poker :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:00 PM (L2ZTs)

9 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 14, 2019 10:00 PM (RwnR0)

10 I like this thread. Cozy. Perfect for a child.

Posted by: Jack Torrance at December 14, 2019 10:01 PM (I99aF)

11 No noods? No more noods?

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 10:01 PM (a4qVe)

12 Nice Heisman ceremony. Burrow seems like a very nice young man with enough character to withstand the downside of NFL success.

Posted by: Tuna at December 14, 2019 10:02 PM (RueoN)

13 I'm watching a 2012 Neil Diamond concert on PBS.
I think it's his original band members and back up singers. They ain't 29.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:03 PM (2DOZq)

14 8 Nice ONT MisHum.
I knew you liked poker :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:00 PM (L2ZTs)


Sadly, a Sheepshead Image couldn't be located.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

15 "Honestly, it would be unjust for there not to be a hell," said one man after he waited for 30 minutes for someone to come unlock the Xbox games in the electronics department. "God is love, but He is also justice, and whoever runs this place needs to pay."


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:03 PM (TdMsT)

16 MisHum, nice quote from Mrs Paste Eating Jill Biden. :-)

How drunk do you suppose she is on most days?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

17 Jackie Vernon - best Frosty voice ever.

Fight me!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:04 PM (Y4EXg)

18 Good Evening Horde

Posted by: wing at December 14, 2019 10:05 PM (JFzNN)

19 ''How drunk do you suppose she is on most days?''

Living with at crew? I'm guessing pretty drunk.

Posted by: Tuna at December 14, 2019 10:05 PM (RueoN)

20 I saw a variant of the cat meme -
Greta on the left
white cat on the right "Holy Shit! Bring the other bitch back"

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:06 PM (G546f)

21 at=that

Posted by: Tuna at December 14, 2019 10:06 PM (RueoN)

22 Yes, but on the Theresa Heinz Kerry scale, how drunk is Jill Biden, usually?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 10:06 PM (I99aF)

23 Um, Mis Hum, regarding the sidebar, that's DOCTOR Paste-eating Jill Biden.

Posted by: Willie Brown at December 14, 2019 10:06 PM (+lVUW)

24 yay! *gives free hugs*

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 10:07 PM (ykYG2)

25 With that hand, why are there chips still there?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 10:07 PM (LOq4H)

26 16 MisHum, nice quote from Mrs Paste Eating Jill Biden. :-)

How drunk do you suppose she is on most days?
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

Either that or first stage Alzheimer's.

Another Dem broad with a bra size bigger than an IQ

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

27 Can't help it, but I just love that white cat. So clever!

Unlike that purple house. OMG! That is way over the top, even for HGTV.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:07 PM (fNFgo)

28 How did you get my motorcycle video?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

29 What? Asking my neighbor if I'm next while he's snowblowing his driveway is uncouth?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

30 ''What? Asking my neighbor if I'm next while he's snowblowing his driveway is uncouth?''

Brazen is a better word for it.

Posted by: Tuna at December 14, 2019 10:09 PM (RueoN)

31 23 Um, Mis Hum, regarding the sidebar, that's DOCTOR Paste-eating Jill Biden.
Posted by: Willie Brown at December 14, 2019 10:06 PM (+lVUW)


Is she a medical doctor or an piled higher and deeper doctor?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:09 PM (aA3+G)

32 If you were a realtor, how would you list this home? Stunning 4 bedroom 3 bath home needs a little TLC shitton of paint.

Is that paint color Sherwin Williams "Whorehouse Purple"?

Posted by: Willie Brown at December 14, 2019 10:11 PM (+lVUW)

33 Going to a 3rd world country and using unknown sources of bodily fluids, nope don't see anything bad happening.

I don't get it.

Posted by: Neil Bush at December 14, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

34 lol Tuna.. I can be brazen at times. But no I've never asked a neighbor to shovel our driveway. We hire someone at the beginning of winter. Sort of on retainer kind of thing. If it snows more than 3 inches you will come and shovel our driveway.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

35 29 What? Asking my neighbor if I'm next while he's snowblowing his driveway is uncouth?
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)


Hi Jewells!

I just realized I don't have enough time before Christmas to get everything done!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

36 There's not enough primer in the world for that house. Tear out the walls. Re-sheetrock everything.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 10:12 PM (I99aF)

37 I cant compete with the runners in the other heat is rock and roll

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 10:13 PM (PUmDY)

38 While en-route to home, after having to accomplish a bit of after-hours vehicle juggling at work, I'm stopped at a light at 61st St. here in Galveston.

Location of this intersection has two cemeteries sited at diagonal quadrants, so there's one to my immediate right, and the other across the intersection to my left.

Wherefrom a full-grown Coyote emerges, not at a full-run, but certainly an urgent scamper, heading South, straight down the center Northbound lane on 61st.

He kept looking behind him as he ran, too.

Something spooked him in the graveyard, I reckon?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 10:13 PM (QzJWU)

39
Is she a medical doctor or an piled higher and deeper doctor?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Piled higher and deeper. Education, which is about as low as you can get.

The more useless the doctorate the more insistent the holder being called "doctor".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 14, 2019 10:14 PM (7rVsF)

40 I just realized I don't have enough time before Christmas to get everything done!

I hear ya. I've been madly trying to keep the shop up to date, wrap presents, keep the house halfway presentable.. oh and I still work full time. I did manage to do that thing we talked about.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

41 Not a protractor. An exotic version of a draftsman's French curve.

Posted by: MW at December 14, 2019 10:15 PM (hNTtn)

42 black sabbath story left out ozzy snorting the ant hill. cray mofo he was.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:15 PM (KP5rU)

43 I read the content. Most excellent ONT, much thanks! CC 'n coke

Posted by: Zeera BMGG Books Make Great Gifts at December 14, 2019 10:15 PM (zUdXR)

44 Storm moving in tomorrow. I may be in all day. I may kill my husband. Maybe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:15 PM (dUJdY)

45 Since when is New Mexico a foreign country??? *Looks around*, never mind...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 10:16 PM (UUBmN)

46 All riiiight, a Saturday Overnight Open Thread!

Now we're going to see some serious action!



Howdy, peculiars.

Posted by: mindful webworker - I solemly swear I am up to no good at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (f/e+k)

47 That house is Pimpbarrassing

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (D46E0)

48 44 Storm moving in tomorrow. I may be in all day. I may kill my husband. Maybe.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:15 PM (dUJdY)


The ultimate peaceful present

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

49 "Cap'n Goldberg, he nevuh make a mistake!"

Ahoy! The ship is sinking. Full speed ahead!

Posted by: Jonah, the mistake prone Goldberg at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (Z4rgH)

50 lol Tuna.. I can be brazen at times. But no I've never asked a neighbor to shovel our driveway. We hire someone at the beginning of winter. Sort of on retainer kind of thing. If it snows more than 3 inches you will come and shovel our driveway.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:11 PM (dUJdY)
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We have a neighbor who cleared our driveway of six inches of new snow. We were out of town at the time and returned to a nice, clear driveway. He refused payment of any kind, so we took freshly baked biscuits and homemade chicken noodle soup to him today.

I should mention that we just moved here to the Land that Has Winter, and he knows we are still getting accustomed to winter weather, having not seen it for a long, long time.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (fNFgo)

51 DOCTOR Jill Biden must really want Joe out of the house.
Can't blame her for that but she's got to be drunk all the time or is being held hostage and has Stockholm Syndrome.

Maybe Scoldilocks can put her up against a wall?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (Tt761)

52 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (fNFgo


Cookies make an excellent dessert with a meal of biscuits and soup, just sayin'

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

53 Had to look up "French curve", which linked to another article about a delightfully named device called a "lesbian rule". The more you know.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 10:18 PM (I99aF)

54 The purple house just needs some yellow accents and you can sell it to a LSU super fan.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:19 PM (2DOZq)

55
I hear ya. I've been madly trying to keep the shop up to date, wrap presents, keep the house halfway presentable.. oh and I still work full time. I did manage to do that thing we talked about.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:14 PM (dUJdY)


I haven't done it yet. I just found out tonight that I need stocking stuffers for TWELVE people! I been wrapping the other gifts for three days. I've overcommitted every day next week. It's gonna be a marathon week!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)

56 A cocaine budget?

The mark of any successful band.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 14, 2019 10:19 PM (Z4rgH)

57 MisHum..you know I'm kidding. But being pent up in the house all day..ugh. I just won't venture out anymore if it's bad outside. And I need eggs. I forgot to order eggs when I put my grocery order in. So.. maybe no baking tomorrow.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

58
Bombshell! Megan Rapinoe of the Soccer Team of Womxn from the United States has endorsed Fauxcahontas!!! - !

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 14, 2019 10:19 PM (7rVsF)

59 45 Since when is New Mexico a foreign country??? *Looks around*, never mind...
Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 10:16 PM (UUBmN)\


Hey, I was racing for an ONT, I didn't see the "New"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

60 Ladyl.. twelve people?? Jesus. I freak out over the 4 I have to do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

61 Evening all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 10:21 PM (c5pD3)

62 Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:19 PM (dUJdY)


I do, just had to razz you.......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

63 Hey Jewells
Ship my key chain before killing the husband. Priorities, ya know?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 10:21 PM (Tt761)

64 Nice Christmas picture!

Red and green chips . . .
Three kings . . .
A Full House, which reminds me of Candace Cameron, who's now Candace Cameron Bure, who's on a lot of those Christmas movies . . .
Booze . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 10:21 PM (ScWBu)

65 ..Maybe Scoldilocks can put her up against a wall?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 10:17 PM (Tt761)



"A Wall Job". WWII Brit Slang for a lady of the evening to turn a trick sans bedroom or bed. Usually by means of bracing her backside against a wall (typically in an alleyway), while her John .. shall we say "pins her in place" from the front.

But, they're classy, see. It's the accent!

*sniffs magisterially*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 10:21 PM (QzJWU)

66 Cocaine is a helluva drug.

Posted by: Rick James at December 14, 2019 10:21 PM (D46E0)

67 Meant to share, from the movie thread:

Greta Thunberg apologizes for her 'against the wall' comment, says it was a translation error. Uh huh.

She also said "this is what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologize if anyone misunderstood this."

Not feeling the remorse, Greta. Not feeling it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

68 60 twelve people?? Jesus.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

Yes.

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (7HyDs)

69 Cookies make an excellent dessert with a meal of biscuits and soup, just sayin'
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)
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Excellent idea! Just wish I knew what his favorite might be... Have to be so careful nowadays what with food allergies and dietary restrictions.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (fNFgo)

70 Oh anyone that wasn't around earlier, AoS keychains back in stock!! One of youse guys already ordered one.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

71 At first, holiday music can be uplifting, but after a certain period of time, it can cause boredom - and even distress.

It can remind listeners of the other stressors of the holidays, like finances and family.
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They are listening to the wrong kind of 'Holiday' music.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (xSo9G)

72 58: congratulations. two people i give zero fucks about in the same sentence. awesome.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (KP5rU)

73 Lori Laughlin should do a new Hallmark special: Hard Time at Work Camp Christmas.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 10:23 PM (I99aF)

74 53 Had to look up "French curve", which linked to another article about a delightfully named device called a "lesbian rule". The more you know.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 10:18 PM (I99aF)


Try gurgling "lesbian rule" and see what comes up. I never knew...

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 14, 2019 10:23 PM (377Zs)

75 By the way Jewells I just for the first time checked out your stuff today. It's lovely. Gonna buy wifey something in the next couple weeks.

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 10:23 PM (7HyDs)

76 Winnowed:
My washing machine decided to break down this past week. It couldn't have broken down on or right after black friday. Too much to ask. To top it off we'll have a ten day wait for delivery. So the mountains of laundry are slowly but steadily building.

But yet, all in all it makes me realize how amazingly blessed I am to live in the USA while Trump is President, the UK told the left to f*off, our stock market is yuuuge and if Brexit goes through will be even more so, the state of Virginia is blanketing themselves into 2nd sanctuary havens, capitalism still reigns supreme and I can buy a freaking brand new super duper large capacity washing machine of the color of my choice unhindered by the commie and environazis scum!
Posted by: Floridachick at December 14, 2019 10:10 PM (TzmYC)


I have nothing to add, I just thought that was succinct summation. Sargon of Akkad et al are full of joy and it is fun to listen to it. A smile is great protection from the vampiric left.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 14, 2019 10:23 PM (LxTcq)

77 Rusty Nail, "Christmas At Leavenworth"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)

78 The music links aren't working for me tonight.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

79 There's not enough primer in the world for that house. Tear out the walls. Re-sheetrock everything.


Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 10:12 PM (I99aF)

Have to say the carpet that ran up the sides of the bathtub and the sink in the bathroom were a nice touch. Not the first time I've seen that, just not in that color.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 10:23 PM (6ezlu)

80 Hi Ladyl.

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 10:24 PM (7HyDs)

81 *With a protractor like this, perhaps geometry would have been easier.*

The only exception to the No Math rule at the ONT!

Posted by: tbodie at December 14, 2019 10:24 PM (V0CWC)

82 I like the Christmas season less and less each year.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:24 PM (eqHr7)

83 31 23 Um, Mis Hum, regarding the sidebar, that's DOCTOR Paste-eating Jill Biden.
Posted by: Willie Brown at December 14, 2019 10:06 PM (+lVUW)


Is she a medical doctor or an piled higher and deeper doctor?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Okay, now I'm trying to refresh my memory. A few years ago we were on here commenting about a female professor who did something nuts. Yeah, I know, not uncommon. Anyway she yelled something like, "That's DOCTOR Amy Whatever!"
I'm trying to remember the details.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 10:24 PM (+lVUW)

84 80 Hi Ladyl.
Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 10:24 PM (7HyDs)


Hi ... !!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:25 PM (TdMsT)

85 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Nice musical choices once more, MisHum. One can never have too much Greg Lake or Jethro Tull or Gene Autry.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:25 PM (HaL55)

86 we had a guy who worked for us got into some legal mumbo jumbo. said he was going to new mexico because the cops couldn't get him there. being a foreign country and all. we didn't have the heart to correct him.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

87 $400k for a missile silo? That's a bargain!

You couldn't even buy a burnt-out methhouse for that here in #Failifornia.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 14, 2019 10:25 PM (tVQUs)

88 Jewells - Are the keychains at your website?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 10:25 PM (xSo9G)

89
Idiot mayor Sylvester Turner in leading the re-election vote.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 14, 2019 10:26 PM (7rVsF)

90 Well, hell! I read the content!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 14, 2019 10:26 PM (CjFDo)

91 ❘❘❘❙❙❚♠ Voila! I am arrived.

___

This guy is right.

No, he isn't. It's "Daylight Saving," no "s" at the end.

Other than that, yeah.

Posted by: mindful webworker - we hates DST we hates it forever at December 14, 2019 10:27 PM (f/e+k)

92 60 Ladyl.. twelve people?? Jesus. I freak out over the 4 I have to do.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

I don't have to buy all the gifts for each stocking, but if I only buy two per stocking that's still 24 stocking stuffers. And I never know what to get!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

93
Well, hell! I read the content!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry


Don't do that again.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 14, 2019 10:28 PM (7rVsF)

94 Hey Insom, I see you survived another night of debauchery and made it home.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:28 PM (HaL55)

95 Don't do that again.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

............
I should know better.. but I was eating a sammich and drinking a beer.. got distracted!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 14, 2019 10:28 PM (CjFDo)

96 lol Winston!! You know I will take care of ya'll. And I WAS only joking. He's a gem..just drives me a bit nuts sometimes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:29 PM (dUJdY)

97 Ah, Dinner Cat

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 10:29 PM (oZuI0)

98 Graveyard Coyotes can be kept at bay by wearing wolfbane around the neck.

Also works for werewolves and lesser wolves of every sort. Heed this warning and advise.

Posted by: The Count at December 14, 2019 10:29 PM (XXaRO)

99 34 lol Tuna.. I can be brazen at times. But no I've never asked a neighbor to shovel our driveway. We hire someone at the beginning of winter. Sort of on retainer kind of thing. If it snows more than 3 inches you will come and shovel our driveway.
Posted by: Jewells45


That's what I do. It's a good feeling looking at a foot of snow and knowing I won't have a heart attack moving it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

100 *With a protractor like this, perhaps geometry would have been easier.*



The only exception to the No Math rule at the ONT!

Posted by: tbodie



Math? I thought geometry was just points, lines and shapes.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 10:29 PM (LOq4H)

101 70 Oh anyone that wasn't around earlier, AoS keychains back in stock!! One of youse guys already ordered one.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

I just ordered one too. Thanks Jewells they look great.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 10:30 PM (D46E0)

102
*With a protractor like this, perhaps geometry would have been easier.*


That profile looks just like the ever-popular "Haulin' Ass" mud flaps on every third OTR truck that passes you on the interstate.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:30 PM (HaL55)

103 ..I don't have to buy all the gifts for each stocking, but if I only buy two per stocking that's still 24 stocking stuffers. And I never know what to get!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)



Do *not* sub-contract this job out to Masturbatin' Pete.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 10:30 PM (QzJWU)

104 Mike Hammer yes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

105 Hah! Jewells
I knew that. This place brings out my better nature. Which amazes me that I still have one.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 10:31 PM (Tt761)

106

Do *not* sub-contract this job out to Masturbatin' Pete.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 10:30 PM (QzJWU)


OMG.

I will not!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:32 PM (TdMsT)

107 re Turner, we just have to go back to Lee Kwan Yew. In a multiracial 'democracy', people vote skin. They don't vote policy.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 10:32 PM (ykYG2)

108 Thanks for posting one of my favorite Christmas songs, MH

Great live version even though Ian Anderson looks like an Oxford professor and Greg Lake looked like an owner of a mobbed up Italian restaurant

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 10:34 PM (qAR6u)

109 My washing machine decided to break down this past week. It couldn't have broken down on or right after black friday. Too much to ask. To top it off we'll have a ten day wait for delivery. So the mountains of laundry are slowly but steadily building.

During the Obama years, this would have qualified your home for Superfund status, and you would have been forcibly evicted.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

110 I don't have to buy all the gifts for each stocking, but if I only buy two per stocking that's still 24 stocking stuffers. And I never know what to get!

Posted by: Ladyl

---

Throw a couple of Chocolate coins in each one, some lint and a few bread crumbs.

It's the season to be a giver!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:34 PM (Y4EXg)

111 B'Gal and I saw a "Warning Coyote" sign near downtown O'town last week.

That was a first. Been hearing about them for a couple of years, but never a sign like that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:35 PM (HaL55)

112 Moar Tull! Excellent! Greensleeved"on that album is really good too. I've used it as intro music for our Christmas Eve service at times. Livens things up a bit.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 14, 2019 10:35 PM (7ZQe3)

113 *Math? I thought geometry was just points, lines and shapes.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 10:29 PM (LOq4H)*

They told me it was math in HS.

Posted by: tbodie at December 14, 2019 10:35 PM (V0CWC)

114 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (fNFgo)

If warm chocolate chip cookies kill you, you deserve to be dead

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:36 PM (aA3+G)

115 That's one of the things I really like about Christmas. It's the only time of year where it's considered okay to be obsessed with stockings :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

116 Greta Thunberg apologizes for her 'against the wall' comment, says it was a translation error. Uh huh.

She also said "this is what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologize if anyone misunderstood this."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

Translation Error? I won't believe it until I see what it was translated from.

Swedish is very closely related to English, most "translation errors" between the two tend to be relatively minor things like using the wrong word order or the use of out of place, uncommon words like "glistering". I seriously doubt there could be a translation error that massive and consequential between Swedish and English.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 14, 2019 10:36 PM (tVQUs)

117 Is she a medical doctor or an piled higher and deeper doctor?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Her doctorate is in Education, iirc.

The pinnacle of human achievement.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 14, 2019 10:36 PM (Z4rgH)

118 36 There's not enough primer in the world for that house. Tear out the walls. Re-sheetrock everything.
Posted by: Rusty Nail


When I bought this house it had that fakey dark brown "wood". You know, that cheap crap builders used in developments in the 70's. It was used in all the trim, the kitchen cabinets, wainscotting in the dining room, and as paneling in the family room.

So, I paid to have the inside of the house painted, including all of that dark brown "wood". Part way through the job they called me and told me they had to add to the estimate because it was going to take an extra coat to cover that chocolate brown paneling, etc.

It was well worth it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 10:36 PM (+lVUW)

119 NY Times.

Hermit Crab Wealth Inequality.

Really.

https://tinyurl.com/vzce98q

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 10:37 PM (D46E0)

120 Surfperch, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

121 Ladyl

How about some small lumps of coal for the stockings?
Tastefully wrapped of course.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (Tt761)

122 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/wpf5ra4

https://tinyurl.com/qm9n3fk

https://tinyurl.com/vqgb8qw

https://tinyurl.com/uozbumf

https://tinyurl.com/vft6new

https://tinyurl.com/yx7n96sc

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (qAR6u)

123 Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

I guess I will forever, I ordered a plow and a snowblower today

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

124 Dr. Amy Bishop. She didn't get tenure, took a gun into a department meeting, and started shooting.

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (JK7Jw)

125 When I bought this house it had that fakey dark brown "wood". You know, that cheap crap builders used in developments in the 70's.

Posted by: nerdygirl

---

One of the homes I rehabed had that also - except in the kitchen, it had fake red "brick" paneling. When I ripped that down there was wallpaper with six foot daisies printed.

It was an abomination.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)

126 If warm chocolate chip cookies kill you, you deserve to be dead
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:36 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *

Agreed! But what a way to go!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:40 PM (fNFgo)

127 Wonderful as always Mis Hum!

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 10:40 PM (O/X1S)

128 The missile silo story is error-ridden. One would think that a "military history" site would be more careful.

One; the first pic is captioned: "A deactivated Titan II nuclear ICMB is seen in it's silo. GETTY." It's "ICBM", dipshits. (also, apostrophe error!)

Two: "The Titan II carried one enormous warhead with thermonuclear capability equivalent to nine megatons or nine million tons of TNT.

To give some idea of how massive the Titan's explosive capacity was, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was the equivalent of sixteen thousand megatons." How about 16 kilotons, dipshits? Even if one doesn't understand the concepts of kilotons and megatons, how the Hell is "9 twatwaffles" so much greater than "16 thousand twatwaffles"?

The article does not say which site is for sale, but I have visited one on Missile Base Road, near Marana which is about 20 minutes from Tucson on I-10, so that might be it.

And $395000 is about $345000 too much to pay for it. At 50 G's, a do-it-yourselfer like me would snap it up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 10:40 PM (Ol3ZL)

129 Mr. Seria & Backwards Boy, glad you liked tonight's music

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

130
Throw a couple of Chocolate coins in each one, some lint and a few bread crumbs.

It's the season to be a giver!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:34 PM (Y4EXg)


I'm not Scrooge!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

131 121 Ladyl

How about some small lumps of coal for the stockings?
Tastefully wrapped of course.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (Tt761)


Actually, that might be kinda funny...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

132 Dr. Amy Bishop. She didn't get tenure, took a gun into a department meeting, and started shooting.

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (JK7Jw)


She also shot and killed her brother in 1986, but got off on the charges because Mom said it was 'an accident'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 14, 2019 10:43 PM (Z4rgH)

133 You betcha MisHum. There's a Tull for every occasion.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (7ZQe3)

134 94 Hey Insom, I see you survived another night of debauchery and made it home.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:28 PM (HaL55)

I did indeed. I've gotten good at weathering all manners of abuse.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (NWiLs)

135 Greta Thunberg apologizes for her 'against the wall' comment, says it was a translation error. Uh huh.

She also said "this is what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologize if anyone misunderstood this."

Not feeling the remorse, Greta. Not feeling it.
Posted by: qdpsteve


More like, this is what happens when you let an idiot kid think she's qualified to tell all the adults in the world what to do.
She needs to be told to shut up and go study for her geometry test.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (+lVUW)

136 And $395000 is about $345000 too much to pay for it. At 50 G's, a do-it-yourselfer like me would snap it up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


The asbestos mitigation would be a little pricey on top of it. Interesting the old KCBS building, FULL of history, was cheaper to demolish than rehabilitate.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (LOq4H)

137 123; what kind of snowblower, mishum?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (KP5rU)

138 nerdygirl, hear hear!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:45 PM (L2ZTs)

139 People placed against a wall, in Sweden, were simply putting together a row of wooden shelves. It is quite innocent.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 14, 2019 10:45 PM (LxTcq)

140 I did indeed. I've gotten good at weathering all manners of abuse.

"I've got people waiting in line to abuse me."

/Bill Murray

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:45 PM (HaL55)

141 KTE just learned that a girl she went to HS with, but 2 years younger than her, died. Either suicide or OD, not sure.
Really pretty, sweet, smart kid, just 21

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:46 PM (G546f)

142 I did indeed. I've gotten good at weathering all manners of abuse.
-----

I make people take a number.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 10:47 PM (CDGwz)

143 141 KTE just learned that a girl she went to HS with, but 2 years younger than her, died. Either suicide or OD, not sure.
Really pretty, sweet, smart kid, just 21
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:46 PM (G546f)

That's awful.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

144 Why are those people messing with a cat with a plate of vegetables?

Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 10:47 PM (zD38/)

145 Watched the 1951 Scrooge movie starring Alistair Sim

At that time Sim was usually cast in comedy films, so today it would be like Eric Idle or John Cleese playing Scrooge.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 10:48 PM (qAR6u)

146 139 People placed against a wall, in Sweden, were simply putting together a row of wooden shelves. It is quite innocent.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 14, 2019 10:45 PM (LxTcq)

IKEA You !

Posted by: Greta at December 14, 2019 10:48 PM (D46E0)

147 142 I did indeed. I've gotten good at weathering all manners of abuse.
-----

I make people take a number.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 10:47 PM (CDGwz)

I'm not that organized.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

148 How about some small lumps of coal for the stockings?
Tastefully wrapped of course.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (Tt761)

I almost put a lump of coal in my sister's stocking as a kid.

I only decided against it when I thought about the potential consequences of my actions.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 14, 2019 10:49 PM (tVQUs)

149 Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (KP5rU)

28" DR

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

150 KTE just learned that a girl she went to HS with, but 2 years younger than her, died. Either suicide or OD, not sure.

Really pretty, sweet, smart kid, just 21


That's bad enough on its own, but this time of year makes it worse. Prayers up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:49 PM (HaL55)

151 capitalism still reigns supreme and I can buy a freaking brand new super duper large capacity washing machine of the color of my choice unhindered by the commie and environazis scum!
Posted by: Floridachick


How DARE you!? You've destroyed my childhood and we're all gonna die because you won't wash your clothes in the river!!
Against the wall, you Trump supporter!

Posted by: Scoldilocks at December 14, 2019 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

152 Marilyn Monroe "protractor" is not a protractor. It is basically a replacement for the drawing tool known as a "French curve". I want one, though!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 10:49 PM (Ol3ZL)

153 "145 Watched the 1951 Scrooge movie starring Alistair Sim"

All others are but a dull imitation.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 10:49 PM (D46E0)

154 123; what kind of snowblower, mishum?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (KP5rU)


He hired Ozzie Osbourne.

My word as a Biden.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 14, 2019 10:50 PM (Z4rgH)

155 1 Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT

it really is
KTE wasn't close to her, but had the vague impression she'd been in rehab / NA a while
so sad to see kids doing this

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:50 PM (G546f)

156 Nail in my head from my creator
You gave me life, now show me how to live

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:51 PM (NWiLs)

157 KTE just learned that a girl she went to HS with, but 2 years younger than her, died. Either suicide or OD, not sure.

---

There's been a rash of that in our area too. All ages. Makes you wonder if there's a common thread, besides depression,. What a horrible thing

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 14, 2019 10:51 PM (7ZQe3)

158 149: supposed to be a good machine.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:51 PM (KP5rU)

159 I ordered a plow and a snowblower today
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *

So we can hire you to clear snow for us? Horde discount?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:52 PM (fNFgo)

160 155 oops paste error - meant to reply to.insomniac

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:52 PM (G546f)

161 Who the hell is Dr. Amy Bishop?

Oh wait, you mean Doctor Amy Fucking Bishop?

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 10:52 PM (7HyDs)

162 He was the team captain and starting point guard for a team whose sole existence is to lose to the Harlem Globetrotters.

-
Can we make him an honorary GOPe-er?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 10:53 PM (+y/Ru)

163 160 155 oops paste error - meant to reply to.insomniac
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:52 PM (G546f)

That makes more sense now.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:53 PM (NWiLs)

164 5 Watched the 1951 Scrooge movie starring Alistair Sim"

All others are but a dull imitation.
Posted by: jsg
-----

*fist bump*

The rest are cheesy wannabes.

I have the DVD.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 10:53 PM (CDGwz)

165 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:52 PM (fNFgo)

The mileage charge is gonna be a bitch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:53 PM (aA3+G)

166 That makes more sense now.
Posted by: Insomniac

yeah, that must have been leftover copied stuff from.an earlier thread

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:53 PM (G546f)

167 Can we make him an honorary GOPe-er?

I think the position of Paul Ryan is already filled.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:54 PM (HaL55)

168 oops paste error
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:52 PM (G546f)


Rookie mistake.

Posted by: Joe "Joe Biden" Biden at December 14, 2019 10:54 PM (t+qrx)

169 Why are those people messing with a cat with a plate of vegetables?
Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 10:47 PM (zD38/)
* * * *

I think the cat is messing with the people... from the memes I have seen, anyway. They are hilarious!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 10:54 PM (fNFgo)

170 i usually abuse them first. get the niceties out of the way quick. i'm not waiting around for anybody. fuck em.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 10:54 PM (KP5rU)

171 Had to look up "French curve", which linked to another article about a delightfully named device called a "lesbian rule". The more you know.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 10:18 PM (I99aF)

(stage whisper) "Wait until I show him the hermaphrodite calipers."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 10:54 PM (Ol3ZL)

172 Is Greta going to find out where we fans really stand?

Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 10:55 PM (ScWBu)

173 Asst. DA here died yesterday. Fentanyl + alcohol.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 10:55 PM (CDGwz)

174 Did I say "translation error"?

I meant "comprehension error."

Posted by: Gerta Thunderborg, High Priestess of the Ecological Conflagration Cult at December 14, 2019 10:55 PM (f/e+k)

175 I just discovered murderpedia.org while searching for info on Dr. Bishop murdering her brother.

I shoulda known there'd be a dedicated wiki...

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 14, 2019 10:56 PM (Z4rgH)

176 124 Dr. Amy Bishop. She didn't get tenure, took a gun into a department meeting, and started shooting.
Posted by: Lirio100


But she had that doctoral degree, dammit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (+lVUW)

177 Asst. DA here died yesterday. Fentanyl + alcohol.

Sounds like a suicide or maybe a hit. Definitely time to look at the books. And at his boss

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (ykYG2)

178 IKEA You !

Posted by: Greta
________

Aw, don't Saab.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (ScWBu)

179 173 Asst. DA here died yesterday. Fentanyl + alcohol.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

I've heard some versions of fentanyl will kill you regardless - do they think it's accidental OD?

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (G546f)

180 Right after watching Scrooge, I watched Night of the Hunter

Robert Mitchum was born to play sinister and menacing characters

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (qAR6u)

181 People often have demons we just don't know about. God knows I have mine. And I wanted to be dead well before hitting 21, but that's a whole other story.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (NWiLs)

182 >>>Can we make him an honorary GOPe-er?<<<

The DC NeverTrumpers!

https://youtu.be/QaNhdA5pjBA

Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 10:58 PM (zD38/)

183 Where is WaterCow?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

184 I've heard some versions of fentanyl will kill you regardless - do they think it's accidental OD?

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform

Did this person know the Clintons?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 10:58 PM (LOq4H)

185 Asst. DA here died yesterday. Fentanyl + alcohol.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 10:55 PM (CDGwz)


I wonder how many successful drug cases he has prosecuted.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 14, 2019 10:58 PM (Z4rgH)

186 The fentanyl on the street is strong as hell from what I hear. Seems like unintentional OD is a pretty easy thing to happen.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

187 Didn't DOCTOR AMY BISHOP get married at some point?

tinyurl.com/yagn6oox

Mother. Of. Four. She must have been an absolute wildcat in the sheets.

btw, the article mentions that Amy has said sorry. For the murders.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 10:59 PM (ykYG2)

188 wonder how many successful drug cases he has prosecuted.

seems he just sentenced one to execution

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:00 PM (ykYG2)

189 People often have demons we just don't know about. God knows I have mine. And I wanted to be dead well before hitting 21, but that's a whole other story.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (NWiLs)
* * * *

Glad you are still with us, Insom.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:00 PM (fNFgo)

190 Alcohol plus opioids seems a sure fire recipe for respiratory arrest.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:01 PM (NWiLs)

191 Dr. Amy Bishop. She didn't get tenure

-
Next best thing. She's set for life.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:01 PM (+y/Ru)

192 Glad you are still with us, Insom.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:00 PM (fNFgo)

That's very kind, thank you.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

193 Ladyl, are the stockings for adults, kids or a mix? Go with some candy and then something practical, like a mini flashlight or first aid kit. The dollar store is a great place to look for stocking stuffers, or the dollar spot at target, if you shop there. I don't know if Wally-world has a similar area full of dollar items, but I suspect they would.

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:02 PM (mFoNl)

194 181 People often have demons we just don't know about. God knows I have mine. And I wanted to be dead well before hitting 21, but that's a whole other story.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (NWiLs)


Stick around, Insom. You are a favorite here.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

195 Thanks for all the love you guys. Keychains are almost gone... but more coming!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 11:02 PM (dUJdY)

196 Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

You're simply too kind, Ladyl.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:03 PM (NWiLs)

197
That's very kind, thank you.
Posted by: Insomniac

Insom, you are one of the pillars of the blog. We love you, you know.

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:03 PM (mFoNl)

198 hai moki !

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:03 PM (ykYG2)

199 Where is WaterCow?

Posted by: Ladyl
________

Hi, Ladyl!! I'm just chillaxing. Trump is getting IMPEACHED and I can't help but feel that my Internet trolling efforts helped to make that happen!!!!

Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (ScWBu)

200
193 Ladyl, are the stockings for adults, kids or a mix? Go with some candy and then something practical, like a mini flashlight or first aid kit. The dollar store is a great place to look for stocking stuffers, or the dollar spot at target, if you shop there. I don't know if Wally-world has a similar area full of dollar items, but I suspect they would.

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:02 PM (mFoNl)


Four children and eight adults. I'm going to try Tuesday Morning-- they often have good things. And I'll definitely do candy, hot sauce, etc.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

201 hai boulder!!! what's shakin'?

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (mFoNl)

202 Hi, Ladyl!! I'm just chillaxing. Trump is getting IMPEACHED and I can't help but feel that my Internet trolling efforts helped to make that happen!!!!
Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (ScWBu)

Aha! Fock Sail!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (Ol3ZL)

203 I'm reeeeealy chillaxing.

Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (ScWBu)

204
Hi, Ladyl!! I'm just chillaxing. Trump is getting IMPEACHED and I can't help but feel that my Internet trolling efforts helped to make that happen!!!!
Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (ScWBu)


But but but --where's WaterCow????

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

205 Isom.

Gotta keep you around. You're the only one I can count on to get the Covfefe delivered.

*cryptic remark

But yeah, the package arrived today. Thanks!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (QzJWU)

206 nerdygirl: She needs to be told to shut up and go study for her geometry test.

Milaldy sez: We'll send her a Marilyn Protractor.

Posted by: mindful webworker - she gives me all my best lines at December 14, 2019 11:05 PM (f/e+k)

207
Asst. DA here died yesterday. Fentanyl + alcohol.

Posted by: Mike Hammer


They should name a drink after that.

Lights Out?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 11:05 PM (4kUit)

208 The Bidens are Married...with Children on crack and Thunderbird.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 11:05 PM (D46E0)

209 @33
That's almost as bad as eating truck stop sushi.

Posted by: White Rabbit Object at December 14, 2019 11:05 PM (U/vzj)

210 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 11:05 PM (Zo3HG)

211 Aha! Fock Sail!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
________

Nuh-uh!!

Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:05 PM (ScWBu)

212 Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:03 PM (mFoNl)

Gonna make me blush...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

213 203 I'm reeeeealy chillaxing.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (ScWBu)


THERE you are!!!

You kinda failed on the the British election, though.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

214 But but but --where's WaterCow????

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

And... WHO IS PHONE?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (qAR6u)

215 God love you, Ladyl. That's a lot to have to get together. I hope it all comes together easily for you!

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (mFoNl)

216 I've been imagining how to colonise Venus (the planet). Just trying to figure out how to get a story around it all.

You ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (ykYG2)

217 205 Isom.

Gotta keep you around. You're the only one I can count on to get the Covfefe delivered.

*cryptic remark

But yeah, the package arrived today. Thanks!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 11:04 PM (QzJWU)

Excellent, and you are welcome.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

218 also we need Insomn to deliver the big bag of dicks to Adam Schiff

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:07 PM (ykYG2)

219 Cookies make an excellent dessert with a meal of biscuits and soup, just sayin'
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

Finally, dietary advice that makes perfect sense!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:07 PM (BiNEL)

220 So much happiness here. 'fraid to ask a question.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:07 PM (O/X1S)

221 196 Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

You're simply too kind, Ladyl.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:03 PM (NWiLs)


Well --I just love you to the ends of the earth, even though we've never met!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

222 218 also we need Insomn to deliver the big bag of dicks to Adam Schiff
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:07 PM (ykYG2)

Heh. Need to call my supplier, I'm almost out...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

223 But but but --where's WaterCow????

Posted by: Ladyl
________

The office offered a seminar this past week about NEVER admitting to making a mistake. I'm just going through some of the hand-outs.

Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:08 PM (ScWBu)

224 Gave the doggeh the spaghetti pot to lick out. She ought to be able to leave an extra-large mohammed out in the back yard snow tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:09 PM (Ol3ZL)

225 anybody here have a jeep wrangler? any good, or junk?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:09 PM (KP5rU)

226 216- rewriting my ya WWII poland book, and commiserating with Mr. Moki who is on his second week of chemo cream. He looks like death, and feels like it. He accidentally got a little on me, and I got sick from it. It's been a journey...

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:09 PM (mFoNl)

227 So much happiness here. 'fraid to ask a question.
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:07 PM (O/X1S)
* * * *

Ask away!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:09 PM (fNFgo)

228 Grandkids are spending the night and this is what I learned. There's a shitload of amateur stop action Transformer videos on YouTube.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:10 PM (+y/Ru)

229 Well --I just love you to the ends of the earth, even though we've never met!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:10 PM (NWiLs)

230 lol.. busted!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 11:11 PM (dUJdY)

231 Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:07 PM (O/X1S)

Go ahead
We're the Horde

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 11:11 PM (aA3+G)

232 The big problem with buying a former missile silo to survive a zombie apocalypse is what if it is old fashioned nuclear Armageddon?

You would end up getting hit with a just in case strike during the bounce the rubble phase.

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclops at December 14, 2019 11:11 PM (B06Zw)

233 175 I just discovered murderpedia.org while searching for info on Dr. Bishop murdering her brother.
Posted by: GnuBreed


I used to watch true crime networks like "ID" and "Justice" , but I stopped. It was just depressing. A lot of it was spouses, significant others, and family members murdering each other. There are kids who murder their parents for inheritances and life insurance.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:11 PM (+lVUW)

234 Grandkids are spending the night and this is what I
learned. There's a shitload of amateur stop action Transformer videos
on YouTube.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler



Heh, no 53rd screening of Frozen?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 11:12 PM (LOq4H)

235 A D.C. resident may have inadvertently set their own apartment on fire in an attempt to scare away what is believed to be a squirrel with a lit stick of incense.



What was the squirrel doing with the incense?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2019 11:12 PM (TFr9u)

236 i ask questions all the time. no one ever answers. ask away.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:12 PM (KP5rU)

237 I've heard some versions of fentanyl will kill you regardless - do they think it's accidental OD?
Posted by: votermom
------

They are calling it an 'accident'. Pretty generous considering fentanyl was involved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 11:12 PM (CDGwz)

238 Gnight y'all. Much love and sweet dreams to all of you!

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:12 PM (mFoNl)

239 Four days until the one-year-since of the suicide of my oldest friend's youngest child. Beautiful boy, caught in the riptides of cultural confusion. Bless his mama.

Posted by: mindful webworker - life is hard at December 14, 2019 11:12 PM (f/e+k)

240 People often have demons we just don't know about. God knows I have mine. And I wanted to be dead well before hitting 21, but that's a whole other story.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:57 PM (NWiLs)

Insom, I think everyone has demons, but some demons are more fierce than others, and some people are stronger than others.
I'm glad you keep fighting yours, don't listen to them my brother!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:13 PM (BiNEL)

241 215 God love you, Ladyl. That's a lot to have to get together. I hope it all comes together easily for you!
Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (mFoNl)


I got my calendar out and have scheduled the rest of the shopping, wrapping and cooking (still don't know if I'm supposed to bring food). I've got an out of town event all day Wednesday and I'm super over-scheduled for tennis (they're desperate for subs right now). My own fault, of course.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:13 PM (TdMsT)

242 Four days until the one-year-since of the suicide of my oldest friend's youngest child. Beautiful boy, caught in the riptides of cultural confusion. Bless his mama.
Posted by: mindful webworker

----

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:13 PM (Y4EXg)

243
Frosty The Snowman by Leon Redbone with Dr John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAtZBE5XXFo

Both of these men went mort in 2019, just a week apart.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 11:14 PM (4kUit)

244 It was an evil squirrel and he needed the incense, a bell, and a book to send it back into the dimension whence it came.

Alex The Chick would understand.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:14 PM (ykYG2)

245 My friend {{{Insom}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

246 I currently have a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I really like it. I've also have owned an older Jeep Wrangler, I'd have to look it up but maybe mid to late 90's, and I've had an early 80's Jeep CJ7. Oh, and a 2008 Jeep Commander that I got rid of to get The 2018 Jeep. So, I guess I kind of like them.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 11:14 PM (Rz2Nc)

247 You kinda failed on the the British election, though.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

Independent and sovereign socialist dystopias totes work for our side too you know.

Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:14 PM (ScWBu)

248 246; good to know. thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:15 PM (KP5rU)

249 242 Four days until the one-year-since of the suicide of my oldest friend's youngest child. Beautiful boy, caught in the riptides of cultural confusion. Bless his mama.
Posted by: mindful webworker

----


Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:13 PM (Y4EXg)


So terribly sorry.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:15 PM (TdMsT)

250 Oh that was for this:

anybody here have a jeep wrangler? any good, or junk?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:09 PM (KP5rU)

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 11:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

251 accidental fentanyl is like accidental anal. I mean, come on. you knew what you were risking when you asked for it

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:15 PM (ykYG2)

252 Four children and eight adults. I'm going to try Tuesday Morning-- they often have good things. And I'll definitely do candy, hot sauce, etc.

Travel samples @Walgreen's.

Practical & fit in your purse / backpack.

Posted by: Adriane the Best Policy Critic ... at December 14, 2019 11:15 PM (LPnfS)

253 I've been imagining how to colonise Venus (the planet). Just trying to figure out how to get a story around it all.

You ?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:06 PM (ykYG2)

Seed the planet with airborne algae, or maybe algae-coated balloons? Algae colonies grow, eventually become to massive for the balloons to support, and fall to the surface, where they become coal or oil, because no oxygen to burn them up. Let it go on long enough, atmosphere is shrunken, oxygen is liberated, and most of the carbon in the CO2 is sequestered on the surface as hydrocarbons.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:16 PM (Ol3ZL)

254
Independent and sovereign socialist dystopias totes work for our side too you know.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:14 PM (ScWBu)


Bless your sweet heart.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

255 Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 11:09 PM (mFoNl)

Modi, I have become an irregular and didn't know this, prayers up for the both of you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:17 PM (BiNEL)

256 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:13 PM (BiNEL)

Some days they're louder than others but I keep on keeping on.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

257 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:09 PM (fNFgo)

Dad passed away 2 days before his 79th birthday in August 18. Hospice kicked him out and my daughter
and I took care of him 24/7 till he passed.

I found a beautiful Christmas card he got for her and never gave. They were very close. What do I do with it? I want to give to her, but what should I write?

Having a bad night, missing other daughter who this year too.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:17 PM (O/X1S)

258 Modi, darn clumsy fingers!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:17 PM (BiNEL)

259 Third time is the charm Moki,

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:18 PM (BiNEL)

260 Who passed this year. Eyes are cloudy.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:18 PM (O/X1S)

261
The office offered a seminar this past week about NEVER admitting to making a mistake. I'm just going through some of the hand-outs.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:08 PM (ScWBu)


WaterCow--you're doing a fantastic job. Just don't stop being you.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

262 and most of the carbon in the CO2 is sequestered on the surface as hydrocarbons.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:16 PM



And then, we figure out to way to send St Greta there!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 14, 2019 11:19 PM (RwnR0)

263 Beautiful boy, caught in the riptides of cultural confusion. Bless his mama.
Posted by: mindful webworker - life is hard at December 14, 2019 11:12 PM (f/e+k)


mindful - may your Best Friend be blessed with a Peace that passeth understanding. My she be filled with Strength & Grace to carry on for herself & her other children.

Posted by: Adriane the Best Policy Critic ... at December 14, 2019 11:19 PM (LPnfS)

264
Ookla was Thundarr's sidekick; he was a moki.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 11:19 PM (4kUit)

265 257: sit down at a quiet place with the card. your dad will guide you. stay strong, my friend.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:19 PM (KP5rU)

266 230 lol.. busted!!

???

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 11:19 PM (D46E0)

267 And then, we figure out to way to send St Greta there!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 14, 2019 11:19 PM (RwnR0)

"Quick, Robin! To the Batamaran!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:20 PM (Ol3ZL)

268 260 Who passed this year. Eyes are cloudy.
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:18 PM (O/X1S)

Oh man. {{{Infidel}}}

Did your dad write anything in the Christmas card?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:20 PM (NWiLs)

269 Thanks for the pics of the missile silos in Arizona.

I spent most of first grade in Arizona when my father worked on those silos, so it was interesting to get a glimpse of what he worked on all those years ago.

Posted by: girldog at December 14, 2019 11:20 PM (SJiiM)

270 Ugh, that's rough Infidel. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:20 PM (Y4EXg)

271 btw, the article mentions that Amy has said sorry. For the murders.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo


Not sorry enough to take responsibility and accept staying in prison where she belongs.
She has managed to come up with a number of excuses, including mental illness, allergies, and steroids. Then there are her complaints about her lousy lawyers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

272 Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:17 PM (O/X1S)

Not that I have a clue about dealing with people in general, but I think I would give her the card untouched, but with a cover letter from you saying whatever is in your heart about the three of you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:21 PM (BiNEL)

273 She has managed to come up with a number of excuses, including mental illness, allergies, and steroids. Then there are her complaints about her lousy lawyers.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

People always bitch about lawyers.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:21 PM (NWiLs)

274

Amy Bishop admitted to murdering her brother?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 11:21 PM (4kUit)

275 265 257: sit down at a quiet place with the card. your dad will guide you. stay strong, my friend.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:19

PM (KP5rU)

Sorta what I thought. Pray and it will come to me

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:22 PM (O/X1S)

276 Hi, Ladyl!! I'm just chillaxing. Trump is getting IMPEACHED and I can't help but feel that my Internet trolling efforts helped to make that happen!!!!
Posted by: FireHorse


From your keyboard to Pelosi's ear.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:22 PM (+lVUW)

277 I found a beautiful Christmas card he got for her and never gave. They were very close. What do I do with it? I want to give to her, but what should I write?

...
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:17 PM (O/X1S)

Just give it to her. I really don't think you have to write anything. She will know.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 11:22 PM (x8Wzq)

278 Infidel--Im sorry for your loss. I think it would be nice to share the card with your daughter.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:22 PM (TdMsT)

279 AOP: I was going to fly a wide winged, polymer aerocraft against the 100 m/s winds at the equator, at 70 km up where the air pressure is like cruising altitude here.

Partly buoyed by superheated carbon monoxide, partly by aerodynamic lift, partly by lower gravity over Venus. The dynamos are powered by solar, which is stronger than here.

The aerocraft would be dragging a fuselage cabin behind it. Maybe even a big platform for shuttles to land from Earth.

This avoids the sulphuric acid clouds beneath them. Because they are flying against the wind they can be in daylight forever (Venus' "day" is stupid slow, as well as retrograde).

On a scale of Stevie Nicks to Hunter Biden, how much cocaine is this idea worth?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (ykYG2)

280 Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:17 PM (O/X1S)

Will be a year since I lost my father on Feb 5.

The firsts without are really hard. I can't imagine your pain losing a daughter too. Praying for your family.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (D46E0)

281 talking about dr. amy fucking bishop at christmas? might as well discuss the redeeming qualities of charlie manson.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (KP5rU)

282 Sweet Infidel,

Your instinct to give your daughter the card is a good one, I believe. She would treasure it all the more knowing he got it especially for her. Perhaps write nothing. Explain it to her in person preferably, or in a separate note if that is not possible. The blank card will convey a moving message of love and loss as no written words can possibly do.

Sorry you are having a bad night. Hang in there. We are here for you.

{{{Infidel}}}

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (fNFgo)

283
Oh man. {{{Infidel}}}

Did your dad write anything in the Christmas card?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:20 PM (NWiLs)

No.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (O/X1S)

284 Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:08 PM (ScWBu)

Can I get a copy of the briefing? I have some great footnotes I could add!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (BiNEL)

285 Bless your sweet heart.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

Thanks!!

Now to finish reading the content of this post.

Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (ScWBu)

286
Four children and eight adults. I'm going to try Tuesday Morning-- they often have good things. And I'll definitely do candy, hot sauce, etc.
Posted by: Ladyl


What? No underwear and socks?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (+lVUW)

287 {{{infidel}}} i'm sorry. i am sure whatever you write will be well received.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (ykYG2)

288 Not that I have a clue about dealing with people in general, but I think
I would give her the card untouched, but with a cover letter from you
saying whatever is in your heart about the three of you!


I was going to suggest something along those lines.

Prayers up for all the Morons in need of them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (HaL55)

289 Infidel - may the memory of your Father's Wisdom and your Daughter's Joy be with you always ...

Posted by: Adriane the Best Policy Critic ... at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (LPnfS)

290 What? No underwear and socks?
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (+lVUW)


For these picky people? Heavens, no!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

291
Thanks!!

Now to finish reading the content of this post.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (ScWBu)


{{{WaterCow}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:25 PM (TdMsT)

292 (Venus' "day" is stupid slow, as well as retrograde).
------

Yeah...really slow. Longer than a Venus year. I've always thought that a Venus calendar would be interesting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 11:26 PM (xSo9G)

293 I should buy the Missile Silo-
Back in the 80's the military was getting rid of them and we had one on a 12 acre site on our farm in KS. We offered to buy it back from the military as it was originally our land, but they said No,No,No, that's just crazy. So they blew the whole fucking place up with a jillions pounds of dynamite, smoothed it all flat and gave it back to us. I took pictures from the air as it was blown up and it was wild. Stupid fuckers.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 14, 2019 11:26 PM (bttOm)

294 Yeah...really slow. Longer than a Venus year. I've always thought that a Venus calendar would be interesting.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 11:26 PM (xSo9G)


Can't be any worse than the weather forecasts.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:27 PM (t+qrx)

295 On a scale of Stevie Nicks to Hunter Biden, how much cocaine is this idea worth?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (ykYG2)

I think this should be calibrated in standard Biden lines!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:27 PM (BiNEL)

296 I had a 1942 Willy's jeep...my first daily driver....then life....
wish I coulda kept that awesome ride , but life and an offer to buy far above what I bought..back in my 20's....and rent was due and I was partying FAR TOO MUCH.....and...hey, I could tell you some stories...tell you some lies...Haight-Ashbury...oh dang...they were some total freak people.....now they are deep in the gubermint and I battle on....




Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 14, 2019 11:27 PM (kFkpX)

297 lost my father in 2005. this time of the year has it's' days yet. getting closer to my turn every fucking day.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

298 Now to finish reading the content of this post.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (ScWBu)

Wait, a second. Since when did trolls care about reading content. Hmmmm.

Lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 11:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

299 yep

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 14, 2019 11:28 PM (kFkpX)

300 Can't be any worse than the weather forecasts.

I'd think those would be rather monotonous.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:28 PM (HaL55)

301 Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (HaL55)

I like your advice, leave card untouched

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 11:28 PM (aA3+G)

302 redeeming qualities of charlie manson.

Posted by: chavez the hugo


You do know President Trump pardoned him?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 11:28 PM (LOq4H)

303 246 I currently have a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I really like it. I've also have owned an older Jeep Wrangler, I'd have to look it up but maybe mid to late 90's, and I've had an early 80's Jeep CJ7. Oh, and a 2008 Jeep Commander that I got rid of to get The 2018 Jeep. So, I guess I kind of like them.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 11:14 PM (Rz2Nc)

My favorite Jeep CJ

https://tinyurl.com/rwqpxzm

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (qAR6u)

304 No.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (O/X1S)

I try not to stick my nose in these situations, because I am an unromantic ass sometimes.

But...there is absolutely nothing here other than the joy of your father thinking enough to buy a sweet card for your daughter. It is 100% a good and happy thing, and you should be joyful that you were lucky enough to find it!

Give it to your daughter and laugh and smile and be happy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (wYseH)

305 Ozzie ain't much as a snowblower, but he can do a hella acapella Crazy Train while you shovel your own driveway.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (Z4rgH)

306 Prayers up for all the Morons in need of them.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (HaL55)

This, always this!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (BiNEL)

307 224 Gave the doggeh the spaghetti pot to lick out. She ought to be able to leave an extra-large mohammed out in the back yard snow tomorrow.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Good grief. If I let my dog eat anything like that, there would be consequences, smelly, silent, but deadly consequences.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (+lVUW)

308 I just watched Green Book. It was entertaining and the performances were good.
I might watch it again someday.

But because it takes place in 1962, they just HAD to throw a contrived bouquet to the Kennedy's at a key moment in the film.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (o1fzk)

309 I could look this up myself, but does Venus rotate backwards? Clockwise or anti-clockwise? I wonder what a calendar for Uranus would look like, what with it rotating on its side and all...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (RwnR0)

310 when people look down their nose at "wal-mart" and "wal-mart" people "shoppers" it kind off chaps my hide. I get it some stores are in poorer sections. Wal-mart provides more value for the money with most of their products. Wal-mart provides good jobs and competitive pay rates. I get that they sale made in china crap. The people that work there and shop there are not the stereotype. I get it too that some people are just plain weird and fucked up. I am a vet, conservative and Catholic. I have two stents employed by them (5 years total) and I shop there regular like. My son works there (full time with overtime) and makes a good wage for a 21 year old kid. My Mother worked there (with disabilities) fore years. My sister in law for years. My Brother in law for 25+ years and counting. Good people live good lives and raise families on careers at Wal-mart. I get that they have gone "anti" gun (fudd). That should not reflect on the low level employees. Enough of the people of wal-mart crap because it is CRAP.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (0OmEj)

311 Posted by: DBCooper at December 14, 2019 11:26 PM (bttOm)

But they are the brightest & bestest from the Ivy League

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 11:30 PM (aA3+G)

312 chavez the hugo, feeling the same, need to get my shit on order.

But. it's like the mechanic with the broke down car

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:30 PM (O/X1S)

313 I'd think those would be rather monotonous.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:28 PM (HaL55)


Wait, wasn't there an old short story about a kid in school on Venus, and the class is waiting for the one day of clear weather every hundred years or something. And the classmates are all jerks, and the kid misses the one day of nice weather.

Sorry if I ruined that for anyone. What was that story, though?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:30 PM (t+qrx)

314 293
I should buy the Missile Silo-

Back in the 80's the military was getting rid of them and we had one
on a 12 acre site on our farm in KS. We offered to buy it back from
the military as it was originally our land, but they said No,No,No,
that's just crazy.



Because you'd be on the Russian's target map.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:31 PM (XzVUd)

315 I just sent this link to Weasel, so maybe it will make it into the gub thread, but PSA is selling a special lower to help fund the VCDL:

https://tinyurl.com/wtbh7ac

Posted by: Bert G at December 14, 2019 11:31 PM (OMsf+)

316 The Jovian lunar calendar would be interesting, too...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 14, 2019 11:31 PM (RwnR0)

317 I should buy the Missile Silo-

Back in the 80's the military was getting rid of them and we had one
on a 12 acre site on our farm in KS. We offered to buy it back from
the military as it was originally our land, but they said No,No,No,
that's just crazy. So they blew the whole fucking place up with a
jillions pounds of dynamite, smoothed it all flat and gave it back to
us. I took pictures from the air as it was blown up and it was wild.
Stupid fuckers.

Posted by: DBCooper



The attack on Cuba was going to be carried out by the missile silos around Spokane. They others were too close. Local rumor. They were 18 minutes from launch...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 11:31 PM (LOq4H)

318 Venus calendar is easy, they use the synodic sync with Earth. 584 days. Regular Hohmann-transfer visits to/from us.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:32 PM (ykYG2)

319 Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (qAR6u)

A man of good taste and discernment as always!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:32 PM (BiNEL)

320 Prayers up for all the Morons in need of them.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:24 PM (HaL55)
* * * *

Amen.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:32 PM (fNFgo)

321 hogmartin - Ray Bradbury, All Summer In A Day.

There was a made-for-telly movie. 1976. So they didn't name the planet.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:32 PM (ykYG2)

322 311- Mis H
We offered them 250K for it and they spent more than that blowing it up.

I'd still be living in that bunker...

Posted by: DBCooper at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (bttOm)

323 They? Well, can't blame booze...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (LOq4H)

324 The aerocraft would be dragging a fuselage cabin behind it. Maybe even a big platform for shuttles to land from Earth.

This avoids the sulphuric acid clouds beneath them. Because they are flying against the wind they can be in daylight forever (Venus' "day" is stupid slow, as well as retrograde).

On a scale of Stevie Nicks to Hunter Biden, how much cocaine is this idea worth?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (ykYG2)

I think any colonization of Venus that does not involve terraforming it would have to rely upon "floating cities" that somehow fly above the densest part of the atmosphere.

I wonder how many nuclear bombs it would take to blow 4/5 of Venus' atmosphere off into space?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (Ol3ZL)

325 Because you'd be on the Russian's target map.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:31 PM (XzVUd)

Aren't we all ?

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (D46E0)

326 I like your advice, leave card untouched

Thanks but I was just echoing Pug Mahon's advice. If they were close, words might not be needed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (HaL55)

327 309 I wonder what a calendar for Uranus would look like,



It would have a surprising number of otters.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (XzVUd)

328 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (wYseH)

Sometimes?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (aA3+G)

329 hogmartin - Ray Bradbury, All Summer In A Day.

There was a made-for-telly movie. 1976. So they didn't name the planet.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:32 PM (ykYG2)


Thank you!

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:34 PM (t+qrx)

330 Venus calendar is easy, they use the synodic sync with Earth. 584 days. Regular Hohmann-transfer visits to/from us.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:32 PM



Right, then! Why didn't I realise that?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 14, 2019 11:34 PM (RwnR0)

331 My Brother in law for 25+ years and counting. Good people live good lives and raise families on careers at Wal-mart. I get that they have gone "anti" gun (fudd). That should not reflect on the low level employees. Enough of the people of wal-mart crap because it is CRAP.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (0OmEj


I agree with you. Putting down WalMart shoppers is a cheap shot, and says more about those making fun than it does about the people who shop and work there.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:34 PM (TdMsT)

332 Aren't we all ?

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (D46E0)

Perhaps but the enemies missile silos are the prime target and if it looks like a missile solo ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:35 PM (XzVUd)

333 317-
Parabolic Arc.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 14, 2019 11:35 PM (bttOm)

334 If I was in the market, income bracket, and geographical area I'd buy the purple house as is.

Posted by: hadsil at December 14, 2019 11:35 PM (Wdt2K)

335 I'm only hear to keep myself from going away from my keyboard to do....very bad things....If I went away from the keyboard.....that is why I stay at the keyboard....yep

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 14, 2019 11:35 PM (kFkpX)

336 A fine day for team orange.

DEMs are suddenly realizing that this isn't turning out as expected.

And Americans who watch TV are learning that the DEMs have about a dozen Cynthia McKinney clones.

Oh... andhat NJ Congressman from a blue collar district who switched sides? He was from a blue collar district.

Can anyone think of another conservative politician who flipped a bunch of blue collar districts & won in a landslide recently?

Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 11:35 PM (Cssks)

337 My favorite Jeep CJ

https://tinyurl.com/rwqpxzm
Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (qAR6u)

Yes, that would be a nice one to have!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 11:36 PM (Rz2Nc)

338 Infidel, I think Hrothgar said it best. I would leave the card blank and put a small separate note regarding the card and how it "came to be"

I'm so sorry for your losses. This time of year really amplifies the feelings. Take care and know that prayers are being sent for you and your loved ones.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 11:36 PM (a4qVe)

339

Good evening, good people.

I found something in my bookmarks that had been forgotten,and I wish to share it with y'all.

It's a compilation of President Trump's accomplishments to date. I can't do links on this machine (Because reasons) so here is the address---magapill dot com.
This is for those becoming discouraged by the constant drumbeat of negative from the media and other slime.

May have to post that on the daytime threads, I don't do the comments any more because of the eeyores.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 14, 2019 11:36 PM (KATBx)

340 Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (0OmEj)

Agree. So much agree.

I was gifted by TFG with a staycation in 2009. I did the unemployment thing for half a year, then said fuck it.

for 2 1/2 years I unloaded trucks and hauled product for Walmart. It kept me active, the company was one of the better ones I ever worked for, and best of all, I DID NOT FEEL LIKE SOME KIND OF USELESS POS!!!!

Like you, I get really het up about Walmart being the problem. the individual store will reflect the clientele that was already there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 11:37 PM (x8Wzq)

341 People always bitch about lawyers.
Posted by: Insomniac


Well, apparently she thinks hers were incompetent because they couldn't get her off for murdering 3 people and shooting a couple more, who were, um witnesses.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:37 PM (+lVUW)

342 Can anyone think of another conservative politician who flipped a bunch
of blue collar districts won in a landslide recently?


Single-handed.

Trump is unbelievable.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:37 PM (XzVUd)

343
Perhaps but the enemies missile silos are the prime target and if it looks like a missile solo ...


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know



It's the rule of fences around whatever. Six fences, it's targeted.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 11:37 PM (LOq4H)

344 boulder t'hobo

hogmartin

----

Okay you two. Here's a tale I can't remember the title of, or the author:

A robot and a guy are trapped together in some sort of small enclosure/capsule and the robot goes has a breakdown and goes berserk. It is attacking anything that moves (literally) so, every time our intrepid hero moves the robot beats the snot out of him. Finally our guy uses a flashlight or laser to illuminate the robot's control box on the wall and the robot smashes it to bits basically killing himself.

Any ideas?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:39 PM (Y4EXg)

345 found a 2012 wrangler sahara. low miles, clean as new. damn tempted to pull the trigger.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:40 PM (KP5rU)

346 Zettai, lol, sorry.
for whatever reason I've been thinking about the planet Venus a lot over the past month.
i blame autism.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:40 PM (ykYG2)

347 Thanks CBD, and all, give it blank.


*big sigh*

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 11:41 PM (O/X1S)

348 Just saw a cartoon: man buying two $16.99 copies at the bookstore of "Math For Dummies."

The checkout clerk says, "that'll be $50."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

349 Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:37 PM (XzVUd)

If only we had a Uniparty wing that was in opposition to the progressive wing instead of in opposition to our elected president!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:41 PM (BiNEL)

350
Good evening, everyone. Let's not talk about my nightmare about that missile silo. It looks like a place you could buy if you wanted to really mess people up. Like H.H. Holmes. I wish my mind didn't go that way.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 14, 2019 11:41 PM (W04rT)

351 I agree with leaving the Christmas card as-is, and providing your own separate note.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:42 PM (NWiLs)

352 Finally our guy uses a flashlight or laser to illuminate the robot's control box on the wall and the robot smashes it to bits basically killing himself.

Any ideas?

Adam Schiff ?

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 11:42 PM (D46E0)

353 The checkout clerk says, "that'll be $50."
Posted by: qdpsteve

----

HEY OOOOHHHHH!!!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:42 PM (Y4EXg)

354 Howdy you Morons. What's shaking?
I saw there was talk of cookies. Well I had a bunch left over for my Christmas deal last weekend and Frozen but I thought I'd give some to the neighbors. Is he is a great guy and is helping out with Mowing and all kinds of stuff absolutely great guy.

So I put together a plate of cookies and took him over tonight. He was thrilled as the two girls well be very happy. To tell the truth I kept the cookies I really liked, the ones with M&M'S. I think I'll go get another one right now.

Posted by: Farmer at December 14, 2019 11:42 PM (vubS5)

355 All this talk of colonizing Venus... but what if....

youtube.com/watch?v=kHomWdiXch0

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 11:42 PM (qAR6u)

356 A robot and a guy are trapped together in some sort of small enclosure/capsule and the robot goes has a breakdown...
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:39 PM (Y4EXg)


Got nothin'. Sorry.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:43 PM (t+qrx)

357 Dang......stupid me and over focused on my own pathetic daily grind.

Sad for my children,cousins and uncles. This is the first Christmas without Grand Parents. Lost my Father-in-law back in August and there went that linage.....life moves so fast.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 14, 2019 11:43 PM (kFkpX)

358 nightmare about that missile silo. It looks like a place you could buy if you wanted to really mess people up

Or if you wanted to visit the planet Mongo

Posted by: dr hans zarkov at December 14, 2019 11:43 PM (ykYG2)

359 The checkout clerk says, "that'll be $50."
Posted by: qdpstevE
DUDE!! No maths!

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 11:43 PM (a4qVe)

360 Typically great ONT, thanks MisHum.

Watched "Resolution," really great film by the guys responsible for "The Endless."

Highly recommended, just be warned there aren't any sympathetic characters.

Hello, everyone!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 14, 2019 11:44 PM (l9m7l)

361 I was at Mart du Wal twice this week, & found it to be a perfectly routine experience; no hassles.

I was impressed by the overall quality of the sales clerks. They know where stuff is & made a genuine effort to help me.

Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 11:44 PM (Cssks)

362 So I put together a plate of cookies and took him over tonight. He was thrilled as the two girls well be very happy. To tell the truth I kept the cookies I really liked, the ones with M&M'S. I think I'll go get another one right now.
Posted by: Farmer at December 14, 2019 11:42 PM (vubS5)
* * * *

Wonderful! And enjoy the ones with the M&M's!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:45 PM (fNFgo)

363 It's a compilation of President Trump's accomplishments to date.

Posted by: irongrampa
________

He pushes back against the corrupt news media. That would be enough for me -- at least it would have been, given how low my expectations used to be for everyone.

He's draining the swamp, too -- and he using the other side's impeachment fetish to do it.

Everything else is extra frosting.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:45 PM (ScWBu)

364 348 Just saw a cartoon: man buying two $16.99 copies at the bookstore of "Math For Dummies."

The checkout clerk says, "that'll be $50."
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 11:45 PM (TdMsT)

365 345 found a 2012 wrangler sahara. low miles, clean as new. damn tempted to pull the trigger.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


When my sister buys used cars she takes them to a mechanic for a check up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:45 PM (+lVUW)

366 Tonypete, well SOMEBODY'S gotta pick up the slack since Johnny Carson died!

Cheribebe, true.
ONT + math = no fun

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 11:45 PM (L2ZTs)

367 365; nerdygirl, i would do the same. it would be my last ride.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:46 PM (KP5rU)

368 Worst Walmart I ever went to was in Rosemead CA

The floors were so dirty and sticky I didn't dare use the bathroom

I was pleasantly surprised how clean and normal the ones in my area of FL are.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 11:46 PM (qAR6u)

369 when people look down their nose at "wal-mart" and "wal-mart" people "shoppers" it kind off chaps my hide. I get it some stores are in poorer sections. Wal-mart provides more value for the money with most of their products. Wal-mart provides good jobs and competitive pay rates. I get that they sale made in china crap. The people that work there and shop there are not the stereotype. I get it too that some people are just plain weird and fucked up. I am a vet, conservative and Catholic. I have two stents employed by them (5 years total) and I shop there regular like. My son works there (full time with overtime) and makes a good wage for a 21 year old kid. My Mother worked there (with disabilities) fore years. My sister in law for years. My Brother in law for 25+ years and counting. Good people live good lives and raise families on careers at Wal-mart. I get that they have gone "anti" gun (fudd). That should not reflect on the low level employees. Enough of the people of wal-mart crap because it is CRAP.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 14, 2019 11:29 PM (0OmEj)

I don't mind Walmart, if it wasn't for them I'd have to drive a bit further and pay more for some household items. My only complaint would be, when they first started growing they were made In USA, now not so much. Here, the also built a heck of a lean to shed for the Amish to park there buggies, water and hay available.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 11:47 PM (Rz2Nc)

370 ONT + math = no fun

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 11:45 PM (L2ZTs)

Are you saying algebra is ok?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:48 PM (XzVUd)

371 M&Ms are delish in cookies, and brownies but not good on ice cream. Cake, has anyone ever had M&Ms on/in cake?

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 11:48 PM (a4qVe)

372 Are you saying algebra is ok?
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:48 PM (XzVUd)

The Little Mermaid had an algaebra.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (Ol3ZL)

373 wal mart's are a reflection of the neighborhoods they are in. at least around here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (KP5rU)

374 345 found a 2012 wrangler sahara. low miles, clean as new. damn tempted to pull the trigger.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


Also, I had a'05 jeep liberty that I kept for 13 years without any real issues. I bought a jeep cherokee a little over a year ago, with no issues so far.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (+lVUW)

375 350- BM
When I was young on the farm in KS I could see the lights of 14 of those silos from my house. We knew we were toast the minute anything happened. Incinerated. Grew up that way knowing it. I wanted to build a house out of it. Not whatever you were thinking....

Posted by: DBCooper at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (bttOm)

376 More like, this is what happens when you let an idiot kid think she's qualified to tell all the adults in the world what to do.

She needs to be told to shut up and go study for her geometry test.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 14, 2019 10:44 PM (+lVUW)

Her idiot parents let her drop out of school (cause who needs to be edumacated when the world is going to end in two minutes)... so no geometry tests for her!

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (nAiE/)

377 All this talk of colonizing Venus. . . but what if. . . .

Posted by: kbdabear
________

I would have bet my last dollar that you were going in tthis direction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5an-EDaw81Q

Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (ScWBu)

378 Well the gingerbread house was a bust - complete failure. We ended up dismantling it and put icing between the parts of the house and ate them just like that. Protip - rye DOES go with iced gingerbread - who knew?

So, I make a fast batch of PB cookies. Day is saved - grandbabies happy. Oldest one helped me mix the dough and she had questions about Jesus so overall, a great day.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (Y4EXg)

379 if any of you M&M's have had the opportunity of driving in a jeep made for the war II let me know your impressions.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (kFkpX)

380 I was at Mart du Wal twice this week, found it to be a perfectly routine experience; no hassles.



I was impressed by the overall quality of the sales clerks. They know where stuff is made a genuine effort to help me.


There's a Wally-Mart food market near stately Casa Backwardio that I'm in at least once a week. Some employees have been there for several years, which I consider a good sign at any bidness. Was also in the new one up the road. Very clean and well stocked.
I don't get the Wal-Mart shopper hatin' either. I like getting as much value for my money as possible.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (HaL55)

381 Enquiring: NO.
(I gave up on algebra in college, when we got to 'imaginary numbers.')

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

382 Don't know if Al Pacino was one of the judges....

National Daisy Dukes Championship

youtube.com/watch?v=ssDvXK83R24

Posted by: kbdabear at December 14, 2019 11:50 PM (qAR6u)

383 I've read Walmart is growing like crazy in... Mexico.

Now I bet THOSE prices are cheap!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

384 Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 11:48 PM (a4qVe)


Back in college if we went to the movies there would be someone who would dump M and Ms in a bag of popcorn.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 11:50 PM (6ezlu)

385 He pushes back against the corrupt news media. That would be enough for me -- at least it would have been, given how low my expectations used to be for everyone.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:45 PM (ScWBu)


If he had pushed back against the media and not drained the swamp - dayenu!

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:50 PM (t+qrx)

386
Or if you wanted to visit the planet Mongo
Posted by: dr hans zarkov

=======

Planet Mongo! It has six moons and you can walk its circumference in a week.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 14, 2019 11:51 PM (W04rT)

387 found a 2012 wrangler sahara. low miles, clean as new. damn tempted to pull the trigger.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:40 PM (KP5rU)

If it's a good price, why not?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 11:51 PM (Rz2Nc)

388 The Little Mermaid had an algaebra.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (Ol3ZL)


Readies trebuchet with Canadian size basket ...

Posted by: Adriane the Warmongering Critic ... at December 14, 2019 11:51 PM (LPnfS)

389 381
Enquiring: NO.

(I gave up on algebra in college, when we got to 'imaginary numbers.')


That's not algebra. It's a democrat budget.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 11:51 PM (XzVUd)

390 381 Enquiring: NO.
(I gave up on algebra in college, when we got to 'imaginary numbers.')
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 11:50 PM (L2ZTs

Doesn't new math use nothing but imaginary numbers?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:52 PM (BiNEL)

391 387: the wife.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

392 All this talk of colonizing Venus. . . but what if. . . .
Posted by: kbdabear

I would have bet my last dollar that you were going in tthis direction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5an-EDaw81Q
Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (ScWBu)


I was way off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPEhQugz-Ew

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:53 PM (t+qrx)

393 Walmart

'Pickles' cartoon this week:

https://tinyurl.com/sassalp

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 11:53 PM (xSo9G)

394 Tonypete #242:

Funny how much that one little frownie means to me.

THx, Tonypete

Posted by: mindful webworker - life is hard at December 14, 2019 11:53 PM (f/e+k)

395 Wal-mart like any large corporation has its good side and bad side. When I lived in small town Tennessee we used to joke that "if Walmart ain't got it I don't need it". The other side of that coin was that Walmart also drove several of the towns store out of business because they were bigger and cheaper. I have seen *unique* people in Whole Foods and Kohl's. But there's something about Walmart that makes different, or that's just where the mean girls go to stir shit.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 11:54 PM (a4qVe)

396 391 387: the wife.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:52 PM (KP5rU)


Tell her you need it to get her around after knee surgery

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 11:54 PM (aA3+G)

397 Planet Mongo! It has six moons and you can walk its circumference in a week.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


But Planet Claire has pink Air !!!

https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=AgLgu1ElH70

Posted by: Adriane the Warmongering Critic ... at December 14, 2019 11:54 PM (LPnfS)

398 The Little Mermaid had an algaebra.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (Ol3ZL)

Muldoon is a terrible influence on you. You know that, right?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:55 PM (HaL55)

399 hogmartin, i was going to go Bananarama

Posted by: dr hans zarkov at December 14, 2019 11:56 PM (ykYG2)

400 I wiil vote for President Trump to continue his ass whipping of the MSM and the Democratic/Commie construct in 2020.

It is so freaking easy to type 2020...2020....2020...almost like it is a given of natural progression ...2020...2020...2020..

and Trump being Trump in 2020...2020...2020...

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 14, 2019 11:56 PM (kFkpX)

401 396: that avenue is in my thoughts.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:56 PM (KP5rU)

402
When I was young on the farm in KS I could see the lights of 14 of those silos from my house. We knew we were toast the minute anything happened. Incinerated. Grew up that way knowing it. I wanted to build a house out of it. Not whatever you were thinking....
Posted by: DBCooper

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Man, that's crazy! When I was a kid I saw dugouts or whatever you call them for guns on the beaches in San Diego -- must have been inside a military base, probably in Point Loma.

The missile silo has tons of potential, but living underground would get to me. Maybe I'd buy it, fix it up, and AirBnb it out.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 14, 2019 11:57 PM (W04rT)

403 I asked my BIL going for a master's in math at NYU what class he was taking that semester. He gave the name of the class and said, "It's calculus with imaginary numbers." Aaaand that ended that conversation.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 11:57 PM (4pMBB)

404 hogmartin, i was going to go Bananarama
Posted by: dr hans zarkov at December 14, 2019 11:56 PM (ykYG2)


There are no wrong answers.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:57 PM (t+qrx)

405 M&M's are best either plain or in trail mix of some type.

And we are talking the plain chocolate M&M's. The original kind.

That is all.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 11:57 PM (fNFgo)

406 Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 11:54 PM (a4qVe)

If Walmart or Tractor Supply Company doesn't have it, I probably don't need it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 11:57 PM (BiNEL)

407 Sometimes?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (aA3+G)

Fucking cheese-heads...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 14, 2019 11:58 PM (wYseH)

408 **For Anyone Missing Lost Loved Ones This Christmas**

Got a card in the mail yesterday-- no return address-- a poem inside, printed out on pretty stationery but no signature. The only notation is at the top, handwritten: "My First Christmas In Heaven"... (my Dad's)

The poem is lovely.

preview.tinyurl.com/usm5yvy

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 11:58 PM (gP/Z3)

409 Soothsayer #243:
Frosty The Snowman by Leon Redbone with Dr John
https://youtu.be/DAtZBE5XXFo
Both of these men went mort in 2019, just a week apart.


What a gem! Thank you.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ho? ho ho? ho ho HO! at December 14, 2019 11:58 PM (f/e+k)

410 380 I was at Mart du Wal twice this week, found it to be a perfectly routine experience; no hassles.



I was impressed by the overall quality of the sales clerks. They know where stuff is made a genuine effort to help me.

There's a Wally-Mart food market near stately Casa Backwardio that I'm in at least once a week. Some employees have been there for several years, which I consider a good sign at any bidness. Was also in the new one up the road. Very clean and well stocked.
I don't get the Wal-Mart shopper hatin' either. I like getting as much value for my money as possible.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 11:49 PM (HaL55)



Its just that its the most common store out there. And well you're eventually going to get places and times where the less savory or polite customers show up. If you ever do late night shopping for whatever reason you will hate it, just because they close down all the checkout lanes except the self checkout.

Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 11:59 PM (Z7lwY)

411
But Planet Claire has pink Air !!!

https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=AgLgu1ElH70
Posted by: Adriane the Warmongering Critic

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Oh yes. If I fix up the silo and Airbnb it out, it will have Planet Claire and The Jetsons music playing all the time.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 15, 2019 12:00 AM (W04rT)

412 Riposte to snow shoveling lame-o-gram:
You cannot afford my rates.

Posted by: Wit's End at December 15, 2019 12:01 AM (ROYpB)

413 fucking cheeseheads? what the fuck? don't get me started.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:01 AM (KP5rU)

414 Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:53 PM (t+qrx)

She has nice planets

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 12:01 AM (qAR6u)

415 What did cheeseheads do to jeeps?

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 12:02 AM (a4qVe)

416 the wife.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

Oh, yes. I have one of those.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 12:02 AM (Rz2Nc)

417 Skittles in ice cream is so weird because they freeze like rocks. Who comes up with this stuff?

Posted by: ... at December 15, 2019 12:03 AM (7HyDs)

418 415; it's cbd, who the fuck knows.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:03 AM (KP5rU)

419 413 fucking cheeseheads? what the fuck? don't get me started.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:01 AM (KP5rU)

Let it go, he's a Jets fan, he needs symparhy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (aA3+G)

420 Swedish is very closely related to English, most
"translation errors" between the two tend to be relatively minor things
like using the wrong word order or the use of out of place, uncommon
words like "glistering". I seriously doubt there could be a translation
error that massive and consequential between Swedish and English.
Posted by: Surfperch at December 14, 2019 10:36 PM (tVQUs)


It probably was an error of cultural mistranslation. In Sweden everyone expects to put the leaders against the wall because that is the proper flow of Socialist throught, and all the politicians are busy trying to make sure they are trying to get ahead and lead that parade to try to make sure they aren't "it" so the whole concept is sort of unreal.

Of course in the US, where punishments are something other than "maximum of 20 years and you aren't allowed chocolate pudding for dinner" death threats are understood a bit differently.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (1glZx)

421
Nothing wrong with the Walmart nearest me except that it's out in the dreary, ugly part of town. Nothing but big-box stores and scrub out there. Big ugly parking lot.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (W04rT)

422 417 I often wonder how they come up with flavor combinations. Like, who thought of sour cream and onion potato chips or even French onion dip?

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (a4qVe)

423 THx, Tonypete
Posted by: mindful webworker

---

I'm glad it helped - even if it is a tiny bit.

What do you say to a loved one, friend, anyone really that has suffered a devastating loss? I still struggle with it.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (Y4EXg)

424 419 413 fucking cheeseheads? what the fuck? don't get me started.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:01 AM (KP5rU)

Let it go, he's a Jets fan, he needs symparhy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (aA3+G)



But isn't he also a Yankees fan, so fuck him?

Posted by: buzzion at December 15, 2019 12:05 AM (Z7lwY)

425 419: no sympathy here, my friend.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:05 AM (KP5rU)

426 I want to colonize Orion and turn it into a planetary Las Vegas

Posted by: Capt James T Kirk at December 15, 2019 12:05 AM (qAR6u)

427 402- BM
The Silo would be great! 20 min from Tucson. Totally rent it out. 60's style deco Price isn't bad.


Posted by: DBCooper at December 15, 2019 12:05 AM (bttOm)

428 buzzion speaks fucking truth.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:06 AM (KP5rU)

429 The Cheeseheads stole my childhood.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at December 15, 2019 12:07 AM (EgshT)

430 Thanks 2 LadyL

Adriane: may your Best Friend be blessed with a Peace that passeth understanding. May she be filled with Strength & Grace to carry on for herself & her other children.

Amen. Three older brothers. And an extended family of great devotion and love. So very hard to lose him.

John 14:2-3: My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Posted by: mindful webworker - many mansions at December 15, 2019 12:07 AM (f/e+k)

431 Planet Mongo! It has six moons and you can walk its circumference in a week.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia


That immediately made me think of Prince Mongo. He's still around and still running for mayor:

https://tinyurl.com/sqd2jux

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2019 12:07 AM (OMsf+)

432 429: keep talking bitch. we'll steal everything.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:08 AM (KP5rU)

433 What do you say to a loved one, friend, anyone really that has suffered a devastating loss? I still struggle with it.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (Y4EXg)


You don't, really. You listen.

Or may ask ... 'Would you like to talk?' and then listen.

Or just do something simple and keep them company in silence.

Posted by: Adriane the Warmongering Critic ... at December 15, 2019 12:08 AM (LPnfS)

434 Let it go, he's a Jets fan, he needs symparhy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:04 AM (aA3+G)

I was a Jets fan until Kaepernick and Goodell cured me of my NFL addiction.

I'm also a Mets fan so it had gotten to be masochistic.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 12:08 AM (qAR6u)

435 Tonypete, that is the toughest.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 12:09 AM (a4qVe)

436 A funny...

A very wealthy middle eastern businessman is in New York securing a very important deal when he is taken seriously ill and needs a blood transfusion.
Unfortunately he is an extremely rare blood group and the Hospital struggle to find a suitable match.
Eventually they track down an elderly Democrat farmer who is the only person with that blood group.
He gladly donates and the businessman makes a full recovery. As a gesture of his thanks, he gives the Democrat farmer a yacht in Monaco, a brand new Bentley and a solid  gold Rolex.
Unfortunately, a few months later he falls ill again , but this time the Hospital can react more quickly.
They telephone the farmer to see if he is willing to help. "I find myself available " said the farmer and he is whisked off to New York in a private jet.
The businessman again makes a full recovery and as a gesture of his gratitude he gives the farmer a box of Girl Scout cookies.
The farmer calls the businessman to check on his health and drops into conversation that perhaps he was not quite as generous this time.
True, said the businessman, but I have got Democrat blood in me now.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 12:09 AM (axyOa)

437 Well CBD does make a mean Bologna sammich

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:10 AM (aA3+G)

438 I like cheese

Many forms of cheese are delightful to my palette with wine or roasted wild boar and wine or freshly fired tortilla chips and other bev's or dipped in, covered over potatoes, drizzled over toast, crackers, mixed in a soup or made into a sandwich...... or just munched from my hand.

Cheese is yum cold or warm or hot......even the stinky stuff .

Ya got to expand yer horizons

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:11 AM (kFkpX)

439 437: so did stormy daniels. big fucking deal.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2019 12:11 AM (KP5rU)

440 I often wonder how they come up with flavor combinations. Like, who
thought of sour cream and onion potato chips or even French onion dip?


Lay's had a competition a couple of years ago where they made some of the winner's ideas. They made "biscuits and sausage gravy" potato chips. Being from Alabama and having at least one chromosome dedicated to both of those foods, I had to get a bag.


It was...um...interesting. Tasted remarkably like B ampersand G.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 15, 2019 12:11 AM (HaL55)

441 BB that would almost be like hash browns smothered and covered

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 12:13 AM (a4qVe)

442 She has nice planets
Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 12:01 AM (qAR6u)


Agree

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 12:13 AM (t+qrx)

443 Aaaaand, prayers for peace and good things and good health to y'all and to all a good night!

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 15, 2019 12:14 AM (a4qVe)

444 Well CBD does make a mean Bologna sammich
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:10 AM (aA3+G)
* * * *

Food of the gods, if prepared correctly.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 12:16 AM (fNFgo)

445 Its just that its the most common store out there. And well you're eventually going to get places and times where the less savory or polite customers show up. If you ever do late night shopping for whatever reason you will hate it, just because they close down all the checkout lanes except the self checkout.
Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 11:59 PM (Z7lwY)

Yes, even my little slice oh heaven. Beginning of the the month when EBT is distributed, stay away. On the other hand, this time of year, if you go in the evening, it appears to be where the young Mennonite wives are, in their tight denim skirts down to their ankles. I live in a different place.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 12:16 AM (Rz2Nc)

446 The classics like onion dip derive from Sour Cream...with is at least , an off-shoot of cheese production..though an altered production...maybe a abrupt stoppage of the process which produced something marvelous at the end of the day.....lucky us don't ya think?

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:17 AM (kFkpX)

447 > Greta Thunberg apologizes for her 'against the wall' comment, says it was a translation error. Uh huh.

Sure. Just like it's a translation error when I talk about throwing communists out of helicopters.

A translation error from Spanish. Chilean Spanish.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 12:17 AM (WsmTT)

448 Nobody goes to Walmart anymore, it's too crowded.

Posted by: klaftern at December 15, 2019 12:17 AM (RuIsu)

449 On a scale of Stevie Nicks to Hunter Biden, how much cocaine is this idea worth?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 11:23 PM (ykYG2)


If you run it like an aerostat or a kite, you could use a weighted cable of some sort (beanstalk like cable dipping down into the denser layers) with a drogue on the end to act as a storm anchor to keep it both oriented and stable. It would not be in contact with the ground so would not be a risk in fouling. I believe you could also alter the length to modify your travel. I wonder if it would cut enough magnetic fields to act as a current generator, or if it would be possible to place some sort of spinning rotor on the end to generate additional current.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 12:17 AM (1glZx)

450 True, said the businessman, but I have got Democrat blood in me now.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE TRANSFUSIONS CAN CHANGE THE DNA IN YOUR INTERNAL ORGANS.

tinyurl.com/vm2tu4w

Posted by: dr hans zarkov at December 15, 2019 12:18 AM (ykYG2)

451 Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 12:09 AM (axyOa)

Lol, good joke! It was a joke, right?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2019 12:19 AM (Rz2Nc)

452 You do know President Trump pardoned him?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 11:28 PM (LOq4H)


nah, dude. He pardoned his sister, Marilyn.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 12:20 AM (1glZx)

453 OK Hordelings, the eyelids are getting heavy, heavy...

Y'all try to behave. Pray.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 15, 2019 12:21 AM (HaL55)

454 Got a card in the mail yesterday-- no return address-- a poem inside, printed out on pretty stationery but no signature. The only notation is at the top, handwritten: "My First Christmas In Heaven"... (my Dad's)

The poem is lovely.

preview.tinyurl.com/usm5yvy
Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 11:58 PM (gP/Z3)
* * * *

Indeed it is. Thank you.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 12:22 AM (fNFgo)

455 nah, dude. He pardoned his sister, Marilyn.


Posted by: Kindltot


Well, there ya go. IMPEACH!!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 12:22 AM (LOq4H)

456 I'ma go look at the Missile silo. The Titan missile museum isn't far from there. Who doesn't want to spend the night in a missile silo? Even in the 60's, probably cost them 10 million to build one.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 15, 2019 12:24 AM (bttOm)

457 453
OK Hordelings, the eyelids are getting heavy, heavy...

Y'all try to behave. Pray.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain.


I'm going to count to 3 and snap my fingers, when you awake you will tirelessly campaign for President Trump, President Trump, President Trump...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 12:24 AM (LOq4H)

458 Yup, never really been in a Walmart until I got roped into going with a few friends this past year. Hundreds of not-quite-right customers the article says. Thats putting it mildly, it was a frigging freak show. I didn't even get in the place and there was a chick giving the finger to the employee working the door, and while that was happening 2 thug looking mofos went running past the other person working the door while carrying some kind of bag. They basically said screw you. I get inside, see all the weirdos, spent about 30 minutes there, come out and there's cops outside. None of it was related. Yeah, fuck that place.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:25 AM (9Om/r)

459
Yup, never really been in a Walmart until I got roped into going with a
few friends this past year. Hundreds of not-quite-right customers the
article says. Thats putting it mildly, it was a frigging freak show. I
didn't even get in the place and there was a chick giving the finger to
the employee working the door, and while that was happening 2 thug
looking mofos went running past the other person working the door while
carrying some kind of bag. They basically said screw you. I get inside,
see all the weirdos, spent about 30 minutes there, come out and there's
cops outside. None of it was related. Yeah, fuck that place.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division
Ours is pretty nice, close to a military base. Lots of families, damn those service people breed like rabbits!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2019 12:27 AM (LOq4H)

460 Try this in a crock pot

Two bags of Idaho shredded potatoes open the bags and throw them in

Salt....3 pinches...pepper...3 pinches, garlic cloves X 4, minced. Brown Onion 1, minced, butter (yeah baby) do the cube.......cook on low for 6 hrs. open the lid , mix chopped chives , shallots and 1 cup of freshly cooked maple smoke bacon.... cover for another 30 mins and serve with eggs prepared to your liking.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:28 AM (kFkpX)

461 I think any colonization of Venus that does not
involve terraforming it would have to rely upon "floating cities" that
somehow fly above the densest part of the atmosphere.



I wonder how many nuclear bombs it would take to blow 4/5 of Venus' atmosphere off into space?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (Ol3ZL)


L. Neil Smith wrote a book where the final act was where a group of Asteroid Belters hit Venus with a hypervelocity lump of rock; only they weren't trying to blow the atmosphere off, they were looking to break it into another asteroid belt to settle.

I had a plot where there were these giant factory ships that picked up raw material at the Asteroid belt from the Belters, and ran a profoundly elliptical orbit around the Sun that took it within the orbit of Venus to allow both higher solar energy for working ore into rough and finished castings, and to allow loading of CO2 from Venus' atmosphere as well as to capture protons from the solar wind close in where they were denser, to convert the CO2 into H2O for sale, along with the finished products, at the Asteroid belt.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2019 12:31 AM (1glZx)

462 Try this in a crock pot

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:28 AM (kFkpX)
* * * *

Sounds yummy. But no cheese on top?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2019 12:32 AM (fNFgo)

463 Blonde M., maybe you're thinking of the coastal artillery installations on Pt Loma? The actual batteries have been taken to use for the city's water treatment operation, but several observation/command bunkers remain.


A local group has restored the main observation bunker, and it's open most weekends. They even have a real, pristine sound-powered phone donated by a collector - but nobody to call on it, of course. There are hopes to restore other elements of the system, though apparently an earlier plan to get the searchlight on the bay side working again may not work out.


The old [concrete blockhouse] radio shack is close to the historic lighthouse and has a remarkably good, very small exhibit on the Pt Loma [Fort Rosecrans] and other harbor defenses and also the panic of '42 [sub attack near Goleta and the "battle of Los Angeles" air defense scare.


The last bunkers of the southern-most battery, down near the Mexican border below the SEAL HQ, was taken out not that long ago to make room for the new SEAL range and training facility. The stuff in La Jolla and Del Mar was taken out not long after the war.




Posted by: rhomboid at December 15, 2019 12:32 AM (El6T/)

464 462.........totally busted

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:33 AM (kFkpX)

465 I wonder how many nuclear bombs it would take to blow 4/5 of Venus' atmosphere off into space?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:33 PM (Ol3ZL)


1 gas nadler would do it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:35 AM (9Om/r)

466 Don't piss the lawyers off..at least not in Pakistan.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50757383

Posted by: Official AosHq closed captioning brought to you by AoP Transmission Specialists at December 15, 2019 12:35 AM (aT8XW)

467 There is nothin' like a Dane,
Nothin' in the world,
There is nothin' you can name
That is anything like a Dane!

Mossad helps Denmark bust 20 terrorists - report

https://t.co/Al610BLBeB
http://preview.tinyurl.com/wh6zjus

Posted by: Dames at Sea at December 15, 2019 12:35 AM (7cJE3)

468 Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:28 AM (kFkpX)

6hrs for a side dish? Sounds good but need my taters faster than that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:37 AM (aA3+G)

469 Sorry I missed the Palestinian movie thread. I hope the 2002 movie Divine Intervention got mentioned. Just because of the Palestinian Ninja Scene.

https://annapuna.blogspot.com/2008/04/palestinian-matrix-movie.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 15, 2019 12:38 AM (Or3k7)

470 I'm surprised that's so many where find of M&M cookies. I love Christmas cookies and these are one of my faves. Don't know how much we will have produced here is Joel's is still recovering. But I think we'll get some cookies done. It's Christmas after all.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 12:39 AM (SNjR4)

471 Brace yourselves - but I think the "WalMart experience" will vary tremendously depending on the area and clientele. As with most things. Used to get ammo there before I started reloading, we still get some basics occasionally, cuz price.


But speaking of store stereotypes, and flavored potato chips, Trader Joe's had an amazing item during November - turkey and stuffing-flavored chips. Amazing. They actually ran out "early" because they just flew off the shelf. Next year I'm hoarding [and I rarely allow myself to buy chips].


Located on a college campus, the young hotties are abundant but of course I barely notice them. Well, a little - so not a store where the people are any problem.




Posted by: rhomboid at December 15, 2019 12:40 AM (El6T/)

472
Well, watching "The Invaders" on MeTV, I noted with pleasant surprise that they accurately portrayed silencers being used. No "pew pew", but an accurate less loud gunshot bang.

Peter Gunn did that, as well as the Naked City, and maybe a few others that I can't remember.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 12:41 AM (f1Vqw)

473
Blonde M., maybe you're thinking of the coastal artillery installations on Pt Loma? The actual batteries have been taken to use for the city's water treatment operation, but several observation/command bunkers remain.

=======

rhomboid, that was probably it. Definitely on Point Loma, probably on Fort Rosecrans. I was a little kid.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 15, 2019 12:42 AM (W04rT)

474 462.......but if I would,

A French "Raclette" would be my call, but may be a tad over the top for this dish. This cheese is usually melted over simple roasted potatoes without all the seasonings.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:43 AM (kFkpX)

475 > (I gave up on algebra in college, when we got to 'imaginary numbers.')

A worse name was never invented (in fact, the guy who came up with the term "imaginary numbers" called them that to deride them).

An "imaginary number" is just a distance along a different axis. It's as "real" as any other number (not at all, other words... all numbers are just mental concepts).

Think about a x-y plane (or, to make it even more concrete, a street grid).

Giving directions to get from one place to another on this grid requires two numbers ("three blocks east, one block north"), yes?

For (fundamentally idiotic, as noted above) reasons, one of these numbers is called "real", and the other "imaginary".

Instead of "3 east, 1 north", the mathematicians would write 3 + 1i. The i just signifies that it's in the y direction rather than the x.

And that's basically all there is to "imaginary numbers". There are algebra rules for combining them so that the shit works out right, but if you think of them in "street grid" terms, those rules make perfect sense.

In three dimensions you have three axes, so math in 3D often uses i, j, and k notation rather than "regular number + other number times i", but the basic idea is exactly the same. Confusingly, the convention there is to use i for the distance along the x axis (rather than y), j for the y axis, and k for the z axis. These can also be written as "unit vectors", where i = [1,0,0], j=[0,1,0] and k=[0,0,1], where the numbers represent the distance along the x, y, and z axes respectively. This is very handy for combining them using the rules of matrix manipulations (which computers are wizard at).


The other common notation uses a radius from the center and an angle ("3 km at an angle of 75 degrees") which is more convenient for some jobs (for instance, if you're flying, or aiming an artillery piece, rather than walking along the street grid), but the two are equivalent and can easily be converted back and forth.

Then there's weird shit like quaternions, which I'm not gonna go into here.






Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 12:44 AM (WsmTT)

476 > Doesn't new math use nothing but imaginary numbers?

All math uses nothing but imaginary numbers.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 12:45 AM (WsmTT)

477 Rodrigo, thanks.

Sounds like you're talking a bit about absolute values, which is a math concept I think I do understand.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 12:46 AM (L2ZTs)

478 468
The first time I tried it, I threw Bratwurst in for another hour and my work-mates went cra-cra over the results.....so I'm playing with it on every attempt.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:47 AM (kFkpX)

479 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 12:44 AM (WsmTT)


Ehhh gadz, no math

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:49 AM (aA3+G)

480 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 12:44 AM (WsmTT)





Ehhh gadz, no math

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:49 AM (aA3+G)

Man no shit. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:51 AM (9Om/r)

481 One more funNy and I'm off to bed.

I was watching an old star wars movie with my granddaughter. She asked my why Solo cut open a taun-taun and put Luke inside.

I told her it was so they could stay warm.

She asked how warm it was inside it.

I told her it was Lukewarm.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2019 12:51 AM (axyOa)

482 ..The last bunkers of the southern-most battery, down near the Mexican border below the SEAL HQ, was taken out not that long ago to make room for the new SEAL range and training facility. The stuff in La Jolla and Del Mar was taken out not long after the war.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 15, 2019 12:32 AM (El6T/)




The San Luis Hotel (high-end resort) on Seawall Blvd. here in Galveston, is built on top of a pair of WWII Naval 12 inch gun emplacements.

One of which is still clearly visible from the road, though most who see it every day haven't a clue as to what that concrete monolith is all about.

Point of Amusement. Water depth at the range of six miles from the beach? Mostly, about forty to fifty ft. deep.

Not exactly a Submariner's Paradise.

In theory, I guess a German surface raider might've cruised out there in shelling distance.

But I doubt that any such vessel would've been able to evade U.S. patrols all along the East Coast nd Caribbean, in order to make it to the Upper Texas Coast.

Now, as to the approaches to the Mississippi River? THAT was a Submariner's Paradise.

And Jerry flat out sunk the shit out of a LOT of U.S. shipping coming in and out of that port.

WWII was so much more of a close-run thing than most folks will ever realize. And damn sure more than today's histrionics books will ever describe.

The War on Wokeness is every bit as real now. It's not that it doesn't have a casualty count. It does.

But it really hasn't yet cleared it's throat for the main chorus.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 12:52 AM (QzJWU)

483 e^(pi*i) = -1

Posted by: Euler at December 15, 2019 12:52 AM (CDGwz)

484 I'm functionally innumerate... I'm not ashamed of that...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 12:52 AM (RwnR0)

485 Been seeing some meteors tonight, some of them are bluish green and last around 3 to 5 seconds

Looked it up and the Geminid Meteor shower is tonight

Sorry, no SMOD tonight

Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 12:53 AM (qAR6u)

486 I'm functionally innumerate... I'm not ashamed of that...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 12:52 AM (RwnR0)

I can't even remember how to do long division.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:56 AM (9Om/r)

487 I don't know where I left off

I don't know where we are now

I know I won't be back until tomorrow's coffee is brewed.

But I bet we had fun.

Posted by: mindful webworker - did you click? at December 15, 2019 12:56 AM (IjxMe)

488 > Sounds like you're talking a bit about absolute values

Kind of the opposite, really. Absolute value ignores "direction" entirely.

I can say I'm 3 km from the center location. That's an absolute value, but doesn't really tell me exactly where. The only thing it tells me is that I'm somewhere on a circle with radius 3km from the center (the "origin", as math people call it).

I can say I'm 3 km east of the center. That's 3 + 0i (3 in the x direction, 0 in the y).

I can I'm 3 km north of the center. That would be 0 + 3i (0 x, 3 y).

I can say I'm 3 km west of the center (-3 + 0i, or -3 x, 0 y) or 3 km south (0 -3i, or 0 x, -3y).

What about 3 km northeast, or some other direction? Well, there you have to apply some trigonometry.

The takeaway idea is that to specify a position on a plane, you need two numbers. One number to specify the east-west position (called "real", for stupid reasons) and one number to specify the north-south position (called "imaginary", for equally stupid reasons).




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 12:57 AM (WsmTT)

489 Posted by: kbdabear at December 15, 2019 12:53 AM (qAR6u)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2019 12:57 AM (aA3+G)

490 I can't even remember how to do long division.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:56 AM



Times are hard... Gazintas are harder!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 12:57 AM (RwnR0)

491 Berserker, wanna know how much of a nerd I was in elementary school?

I ENJOYED long division. I couldn't understand why anyone couldn't understand it, so long as you had your times tables memorized. I used to finish my work with it early and ask for more long division problems.

Sometimes I look back and realize, no wonder I was so unpopular...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 12:58 AM (L2ZTs)

492
Imaginary numbers are no less real than negative numbers or even fractions. A famous discussion between a philosopher and a mathematician is oft used to illustrate that.

The philosopher accused the mathematician of being a mystic since he "believed in" imaginary numbers. The mathematician then retorted with the above.

Show me the square root of negative 1 pieces of chalk demanded the philosopher. The mathematician said I will when you show me one half of a piece of chalk.

The philosopher said easy, and took a new stick of chalk, and carefully broke it in two about half way down the length.

There, he said. The mathematician said, what, I see one distinct piece of chalk...

Think about it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 12:58 AM (f1Vqw)

493 Mathematics, Calculus, hell Physics all languages that just a few of us are lucky to understand or master.

It starts when your young and given a pathway to understanding........most of us never saw, or were intrigued by the pathway and so.....

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 12:58 AM (kFkpX)

494 Good evening y'all!

Someone must have called on the neighbors........not me because I don't want to get in a fight......volume went way down

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 15, 2019 12:59 AM (/UQ/R)

495 Times are hard... Gazintas are harder!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 12:57 AM (RwnR0)


I work with gazintas alot, especially with harleys. This part gazinta the garbage, that part gazinta the garbage, etc etc

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:01 AM (9Om/r)

496 You know I thought I would not like not respect Tiger for the rest of his career, however I did see real joy and respect from him tonight

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 15, 2019 01:01 AM (/UQ/R)

497 I can't even remember how to do long division.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:56 AM (9Om/r)


I looked over the lessons a few years ago, because I was a little ashamed about it. I should know how to do this, or at least figure it out with enough paper. It's basic stuff.

I got the hang of it after about a half hour and stone-cold forgot it again in less time than that.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 01:02 AM (t+qrx)

498 > There, he said. The mathematician said, what, I see one distinct piece of chalk...

A math prof was explaining this in class when I was in undergrad.

"The concept of 'two' exists only in the mind. No one has ever seen a 'two'."

My smartass buddy: "Seen one? I've dated them."

(Professor attempts to look stern to keep from cracking up... fails)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 01:02 AM (WsmTT)

499 WDS.

First, *hugs*

Second. Get a system about 150% more powerful than theirs.

Put a mic on your side of the street, but where it picks up their speakers.

Feed that signal into your system, with your system's speakers pointing directly back at theirs.

They'll end up a percent or three out of phase.

I would not be surprised should nausea be induced in the confluence zone.

*rubs hands together*

*evil grin*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston,TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 01:03 AM (QzJWU)

500 Interpretations; history repeating itself (and so predictably).

McConnel (Republican) asked to recluse himself in an investigation. MEANING ?

Demorats packed the investigation in their favor and with useable stooges, but are afraid they still might fail. Answer to the problem ? A or some Republicans must recluse themselves to give the win to demorats. Seen many times used in this way already. Who after him ? Lindsay Graham ?

Posted by: ron n. at December 15, 2019 01:03 AM (3qP6l)

501 well this thread didn't improve my opinion of the human race
twitter.com/lovemegxn/status/1204919146053545986

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 01:06 AM (ykYG2)

502 Languages were always my thing... I took all three languages (German, French, and Spanish) offered in high skool -- simultaneously! And I've taught myself the basics in many others, yet I'm only reasonably fluent in English...

I always figured that were I to find myself in a strange land with a different tongue, I was well positioned to quickly learn to speak with the IPs...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:06 AM (RwnR0)

503 I can't even remember how to do long division.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 12:56 AM (9Om/r)



I looked over the lessons a few years ago, because I was a little
ashamed about it. I should know how to do this, or at least figure it
out with enough paper. It's basic stuff.



I got the hang of it after about a half hour and stone-cold forgot it again in less time than that.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 01:02 AM (t+qrx)

I hate math with the heat of 1000 suns. I have to use more than I like to, but its mostly reading micrometers, calculating clearances, or basic formulas for balancing engines.

NASA level stuff? lol, they would have died on the launch pad.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:07 AM (9Om/r)

504 Jim.......hugs back at you!

Way above my pay grade Just glad it's turned down

Would I love to do something to take her down........yes

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 15, 2019 01:08 AM (/UQ/R)

505 I work with gazintas alot, especially with harleys. This part gazinta the garbage, that part gazinta the garbage, etc etc

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:01 AM



You'd have loved to get hands on my ol' long-gone Sportster... I can easily imagine there would be nothing left in short order!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:10 AM (RwnR0)

506 what happened with Tiger?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 15, 2019 01:10 AM (El6T/)

507 Good night, all.

Sorry about the math lecture.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 15, 2019 01:11 AM (WsmTT)

508 But let me please throw flame on our current form of education which is for the most part, at least as the inner cities are concerned, (Maximum condescending verbage of total condemnation of the Socialist/commie construct firmly emboinked deeply with the teacher's unions) who will always scream to their brethren commie media when they go on strike every year...."FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!"

Go F Y S into the nearest river with a stone weight around your collective necks.....and die.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 01:11 AM (kFkpX)

509 Languages were always my thing... I took all three languages (German, French, and Spanish) offered in high skool -- simultaneously! And I've taught myself the basics in many others, yet I'm only reasonably fluent in English...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:06 AM (RwnR0)


An old boss, who was much better at math than I am, once wondered out loud why I was the programmer and she was the manager, since I need a calculator to figure sales tax (but speak a couple of languages), while she's an absolute math rockstar but only knows English.

It made perfect sense to me.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 01:11 AM (t+qrx)

510 The last of my dad's 6 brothers passed away 2 days after Thanksgiving. I went to his funeral today in Kamiah Id. Amongst the many items of tribute on the stage was a large picture of PDT and Melania.

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511 rhomboid.......US won Presidents Cup with Tiger as player captain

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 15, 2019 01:15 AM (/UQ/R)

512 You'd have loved to get hands on my ol' long-gone Sportster... I can easily imagine there would be nothing left in short order!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:10 AM (RwnR0)


If it was an old iron head you would probably be right, lol. Those poor things got the snot beat out of them. In reality 90% of any of harley problems are usually due to the owners doing stupid shit, or so called mechanics that really shouldn't touch a harley engine.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:15 AM (9Om/r)

513 slide rule > long division

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 01:16 AM (ykYG2)

514
as for WWII technology, the allies were a generation of two ahead of the Axis in electronics. Radar, Sonar, underwater mine detection, Proximity fuse and even jets the American F113 was equal to or superior to the Me-262. For bizarre reasons they were not allowed to leave the States. The Germans and the Japanese could not last long with the Allies superior electrical technology, especially the computer code breaking and cannons deadly accuracy in hitting targets, combined with American ingenuity and mass productions. The Krauts and Japs were darn lucky to have lasted as long as they did.

Posted by: ron n. at December 15, 2019 01:16 AM (3qP6l)

515 One thing I have noticed, that I think kinda/sorta relates to this whole "do you or do you not get math, languages, etc" kind of thing:

I have a lot more trouble remembering things today than I did 10, 20, 30 years ago.

The term I use is that when you're very young, your brain is naturally "sticky." You hear things, you learn things, and they STICK in your brain. You remember them. And when you're younger, it seems that much more things about life, the universe and everything, are much more interesting.

But as you grow older, you get bored with things, life loses its luster a bit, and your brain becomes less sticky. To the point that you have to make yourself interested in things sometimes, to keep your brain sticky. You also have to rely on memory 'crutches,' as it were, like writing things down on post-its, putting them in easy-to-find places, etc.

I would give anything to have a brain as 'sticky' again, as I did when I was 15 years old. I can remember tons of movies, rock bands and songs, and all sorts of TV trivia (who played Schneider on One Day At A Time? Pat Harrington) and junk like that, but I have difficulty remembering passwords I use often online.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 01:16 AM (L2ZTs)

516 ..NASA level stuff? lol, they would have died on the launch pad.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:07 AM (9Om/r)



Friend of mine from a local cigar store, recently retired from NASA as the Orbital Dynamics Engineer on the ISS program.

Not only did he bear responsibility for "shaping" the ISS's orbit, but also for de-conflicting with thousands of other bits of space-borne hardware, mostly "junk" cast off from hundreds of previous launches.

Suffice to say, he understands "math" in a way you n' I never will even remotely comprehend.

But at least I did gain traction with him when in conversation, it became apparent that I knew what an Apogee and Perigee were in Orbital terms, along with several other nerd-points such as we often discuss here in the ONT.

The cigar world is every bit as powerful as he shooty world, as to providing introductions to many people you'd otherwise not come to know.

Applies to the motorcycle world, too.

And in my experience, even to my detriment. Those are all greater-than the sailing world, which does tend to self-select for snobs, elitists and look-down-on-their-lessers wanna-bees.

*my bourbon now, Jeeves...*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 01:17 AM (QzJWU)

517 501 well this thread didn't improve my opinion of the human race
twitter.com/lovemegxn/status/1204919146053545986
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 01:06 AM (ykYG2)

My soul just died.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 15, 2019 01:17 AM (a+QMf)

518 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:15 AM



*ponders whether trying to turn an '86 XL 883 into a café racer was such a wise idea...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:21 AM (RwnR0)

519
Rodrigo's post about complex numbers made me try to remember something. I think it's impossible to get a full algebra (however that is precisely defined) for 3D, that is triple of numbers.

Hamilton was trying to do that, IIRC, and in what he described as a spark of inspiration, realized he need 4 dimensions, 4 numbers. That was what he called the quaternions.

The next level up is ocotonions, eight dimensions, although there are a bunch of others in four dimensions.

There is the spacetime alegrba that gives a quaternion like system, but with this properties of Minkowski space 4-vectors (1 time like, 3 spacelike). I remember playing with that latter, but I've forgotten it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 15, 2019 01:22 AM (f1Vqw)

520 But at least I did gain traction with him when in conversation, it became apparent that I knew what an Apogee and Perigee were in Orbital terms, along with several other nerd-points such as we often discuss here in the ONT.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 01:17 AM (QzJWU)


I could teach a graduate-level course in asking a relevant question about the one single thing I know about a given subject and hoping people think I know what I'm talking about (I don't).

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2019 01:23 AM (t+qrx)

521 The Tik Tok Tarts are cute...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:24 AM (RwnR0)

522 *ponders whether trying to turn an '86 XL 883 into a café racer was such a wise idea...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:21 AM (RwnR0)


Well that was an EVO engine, and thats basically what the Buells used, so not actually a crazy idea. They could take more of a beating than the older ones.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:25 AM (9Om/r)

523 7th anniversary of newton massacre and still the american people have been prevented from bringing the nra to justice! We will have to wait 2024 when AOC is elected president.

Posted by: raimondo at December 15, 2019 01:26 AM (pBIWW)

524 ..*ponders whether trying to turn an '86 XL 883 into a café racer was such a wise idea...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:21 AM (RwnR0)



Better had you turned it into an American version of a Ducati Monster.

Café Racers are the Soccer Players of the motorcycle world.

Everything they do looks "athletic". Until they find themselves on a Rugby Field or U.S. High School Gridiron.

Or a 1st generation Yamaha V-Max.

On that one, if I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, tX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 01:27 AM (QzJWU)

525 Oh lord! raimondo in the house and still as dumb as a box of rocks

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 15, 2019 01:28 AM (/UQ/R)

526 Funny.......when I typed in dumb......my tablet autocucumber popped up with Republicans

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 15, 2019 01:30 AM (/UQ/R)

527 Posted by: raimondo at December 15, 2019 01:26 AM (pBIWW)
---ah yes.... forgotten, but not gone.

GFY, needle dick.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 15, 2019 01:32 AM (Zo3HG)

528 ..I would give anything to have a brain as 'sticky' again, as I did when I was 15 years old. I can remember tons of movies, rock bands and songs, and all sorts of TV trivia (who played Schneider on One Day At A Time? Pat Harrington) and junk like that, but I have difficulty remembering passwords I use often online.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 01:16 AM (L2ZTs)



For every "sin" that QDP has committed against MS HUM, this post is full and complete absolution and forgiveness.

Go and read it all.

It is profound.

It. Is. Profound.

Shit like this is why the ONT is the ONT.

Y'all go read this, and then give QDP the accolades he deserves for such a tight bit of writing as this.

I fk'n mean it. Go and read what he wrote. You'll be better for it.

Me, I've gotta hit the snoozer. Alarm in five hours.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2019 01:33 AM (QzJWU)

529 I did what I still consider solid things to the motor: punched out to 1200cc, S&S carburettor, Screamin' Eagle valve kit, 8,000 rpm ignition module... The clip-ons and rear-sets, tiny ghey fairing around the headlight, not so much...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:34 AM (RwnR0)

530 Jim, aw shucks thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 01:34 AM (L2ZTs)

531 523




Burp...sorry my American Scotch caused me to totally ignore whatever you were saying.....try smoke signals next time or if you can find a Western Union out near whogivestwoshits Nebraska, and make sure you type s l o w l y...it's cold out there right now....and they are a going to forget you as soon has you leave the window.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 01:37 AM (kFkpX)

532 ...lowered the suspension 2", progressive shocks, dual-disc front binders, spray painted crinkle black...

It gets worse!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:38 AM (RwnR0)

533 I did what I still consider solid things to the
motor: punched out to 1200cc, SS carburettor, Screamin' Eagle valve
kit, 8,000 rpm ignition module... The clip-ons and rear-sets, tiny ghey
fairing around the headlight, not so much...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:34 AM (RwnR0)

Yeah, those are pretty solid mods. The 1200 kit really wakes them up. Those frigging SS carbs are $700 now if you can believe it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 01:38 AM (9Om/r)

534 Naught times naught is naught.

Posted by: klaftern at December 15, 2019 01:40 AM (RuIsu)

535 Goodnight all, and thanks for the great fun chat tonight. I learned stuff. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2019 01:41 AM (L2ZTs)

536 Naught times naught is naught.

and a dumb dad and a stupid mum make ... a raimondo

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 15, 2019 01:42 AM (ykYG2)

537 Misanthropic Humanitarian - Thanks again for the pet thread & posting my submitted photo...

Fox News Sunday supposed to have James Comey & Adam Schiff on later this a.m...

Posted by: Baldy at December 15, 2019 01:43 AM (+EDVk)

538 Mathematics, Calculus, hell Physics all languages that just a few of us are lucky to understand or master.

Posted by: Nightwatch
________

Everyone understands something. No one understands everything.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 15, 2019 01:43 AM (ScWBu)

539 ...No instruments whatsoever, took out the high-beam and signal lights, kept only the low-oil-pressure and neutral lights mounted with super glue in the hole in the centre of the upper fork brace...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 15, 2019 01:45 AM (RwnR0)

540 538

Trust me....I am well versed in what I don't understand....

Good night to you sir.

Posted by: Nightwatch just at December 15, 2019 01:46 AM (kFkpX)

541 Good evening,

Good content to promote conversation, good comments to respond to, thought I would just fall asleep instead.

That is not happening. I thought I could process some old issues but just getting agitated instead.

So.....

Good evening wing - unless you wear socks, that is the only comment I ever see from you. Feel free to comment more.

Sometimes people here wonder how to get lurkers to post. Responding to their comments might help.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 01:49 AM (8+B0H)

542 Adrian, thanks for your thoughtful prayers for Morons in need. Prayers going up here as well. May the pain of loss be lessened with treasured memories of times with loved ones.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 01:53 AM (8+B0H)

543 All this math? Seriously!!?

I was told there would be no math.

Actually glad that there are minds that are happy working in numbers. i can, but prefer not to.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 01:55 AM (8+B0H)

544 Hiya "AK away"! Sorry ya can't sleep....
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Posted by: Official AosHq closed captioning brought to you by AoP Transmission Specialists at December 15, 2019 01:13 AM (aT8XW)

Kamiah is a bit down the road from me, but I know of the place. Yes, PDT is well-liked in this state (except probably Boise, but well, screw libtarded Boise!)

Posted by: JQ at December 15, 2019 01:56 AM (gP/Z3)

545 7th anniversary of newton massacre and still the american people have been prevented from bringing the nra to justice! We will have to wait 2024 when AOC is elected president.

Posted by: Raimondo
________

Why would AOC primary an incumbent Democrat?

Posted by: WaterCow at December 15, 2019 01:56 AM (ScWBu)

546 Not going to judge the dad based on the excerpt. Too many false accusations out there. We still accept "innocent unless proven guilty", right.

Walmart:I work had for my money, I will go where I can get best product for best value, and Walmart often provides that.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:00 AM (8+B0H)

547 Sometimes people here wonder how to get lurkers to post. Responding to their comments might help.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 01:49 AM (8+B0H)

I'll respond to anything and anybody if I have anything to add, which usually isn't much. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2019 02:00 AM (9Om/r)

548 I imagine hell wil be worse than waiting in line for 30 min.

Mike Hammer, if you are still around, what is the radio station that you listen to Christmas music on?

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:02 AM (8+B0H)

549
Interpretations; history repeating itself (and so predictably).



McConnel (Republican) asked to recluse himself in an investigation. MEANING ?



Demorats packed the investigation in their favor and with useable
stooges, but are afraid they still might fail. Answer to the problem ? A
or some Republicans must recluse themselves to give the win to
demorats. Seen many times used in this way already. Who after him ?
Lindsay Graham ?

Posted by: ron n. at December 15, 2019 01:03 AM (3qP6l)

I am sure the Turtle's response was to tell them to get fucked.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 15, 2019 02:03 AM (nAiE/)

550 ...7th anniversary of newton (sic) massacre...

Ninja, puh-leeze! Newtown-- Pffft!

If all those kids had been simply aborted, you leftards would have been celebrating their mothers' "empowerment" or some such BS. (As if The Children meant a damned thing to you all.)

Gimme a break!

Posted by: JQ at December 15, 2019 02:04 AM (gP/Z3)

551 Th genius award was full of strangeness. Like, scent of incense unknown. Completely pertinent detail that was left out and yes, what was the squirrel doing with incense?

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:07 AM (8+B0H)

552 berserker, I often feel the same way.... Would love to respond, but don't have anything to add.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:10 AM (8+B0H)

553 JQ,
Thanks for the sympathy on the insomnia.

Nice thought on "Dad's first Christmas in heaven"

I hope you found comfort in it. Our loved ones' absences by definition leave a hole in our existence.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:17 AM (8+B0H)

554 Also, genius award mentioned smoke alarm turned off because it kept going off while they were cooking..... I will admit I have done this with what seemed like an overly sensitive alarm.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:20 AM (8+B0H)

555 * takes off public service sock...sniffs it

Dang forgot I'd had that on for so long.

Yea JQ one thing that progtards definitely don't have a clue about is small town America.


* sprays troll repellent

Never sure about the manatee guy

* sprays him anyway

Posted by: Sock Monkey..troll monitor at December 15, 2019 02:20 AM (aT8XW)

556 Children mean nothing more to the left than a manipulation and power play.

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:21 AM (8+B0H)

557 Math. Interesting thing math. Most of us don't have any further knowledge of math than algebra we took in high school or college. But even still, we unconsciously use it every day. Comparing prices at the grocery store. Figuring out how long its going to take us to drive to a specific destination. I look at bowling scores and see what the maximum score I can achieve during a game. We do it without thinking about it. It seems to be hardwired into our thinking. Even the most unintelligent among us seem to grasp the concept. Your ghetto drug dealer figures out how many grams he can sell out of an ounce of a product, and how much he can sell it for. Basic math appears to be hardwired into our brains. I don't know how else to explain it. It all depends on what you do with it, much like everything else in our existence.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 15, 2019 02:22 AM (VNmG1)

558 Gimme a break!
Posted by: JQ

* fist bump

He doesn't have the cognitive skills to grasp what you said to him but WTH .

Posted by: Sock Monkey..troll monitor at December 15, 2019 02:23 AM (aT8XW)

559 Did the impeachment show make it out of committee?

Anyone care to give me an update?

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:27 AM (8+B0H)

560
McConnel (Republican) asked to recluse himself in an investigation. MEANING ?



Demorats packed the investigation in their favor and with useable
stooges, but are afraid they still might fail. Answer to the problem ? A
or some Republicans must recluse themselves to give the win to
demorats. Seen many times used in this way already. Who after him ?
Lindsay Graham ?

Posted by: ron n. at December 15, 2019 01:03 AM (3qP6l)

I am sure the Turtle's response was to tell them to get fucked.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner

They're playing for the tie. McConnell will definitely tell them to GFY but the dims will use his refuse to recuse as the reason any Senate results are tainted. Don't know what move they might make after that but I expect more outrageous BS coming to an airport lounge near you soon.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..troll monitor at December 15, 2019 02:30 AM (aT8XW)

561 Anyone care to give me an update?

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:27 AM (8+B0H)

Two articles. Both very weak. Goes to the full House for a vote. Will be along party lines, but some Dems may jump ship and not vote for it.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 15, 2019 02:31 AM (VNmG1)

562 The first two jokes were similar in a not funny way. I get that the military was turning the tables on the snobby lady, but why interact with her at all? If she s going to exclude some military members, why would anyone go?

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:31 AM (8+B0H)

563 402- BM
The Silo would be great! 20 min from Tucson. Totally rent it out. 60's style deco Price isn't bad.


Posted by: DBCooper at December 15, 2019 12:05 AM (bttOm)

Well the one I went to is at the end of Missile base Road, which is not a marked exit on the I-10. If you cruise the east side frontage road, north from the main Marana exit, you should find it. I don't recall seeing any portals to underground facilities, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2019 02:31 AM (Ol3ZL)

564
They're playing for the tie. McConnell will
definitely tell them to GFY but the dims will use his refuse to recuse
as the reason any Senate results are tainted. Don't know what move they
might make after that but I expect more outrageous BS coming to an
airport lounge near you soon.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..troll monitor at December 15, 2019 02:30 AM (aT8XW)

Nobody with any sense believes anything coming out of a Democrat's moth any more... not even their fellow travelers.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 15, 2019 02:32 AM (nAiE/)

565 Thanks Old Blue. When will the House be voting?

Posted by: AK away at December 15, 2019 02:33 AM (8+B0H)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 12-07-2019 [Hosted By: Moviegique]

Tel Aviv On Fire


I have, in the past, noted the irony that Chinese films seem a lot less censored than those from Hollywood, and today I will note the irony that Israeli movies seem a lot less political. (This is true of Israeli movies, I will say, but absolutely not Palestinian movies. Palestinian movies—every one we've seen—framed blowing civilians up as a Good Thing, and indeed in many cases the only happy ending.) Case in point, Tel Aviv on Fire: a wacky comedy about a Palestinian soap opera writer who finds the fate of his soap opera characters—and the desires of people on either side of the wall regarding those fates—are tied to his own.

tel aviv 01.jpg
Maisa Abd Elhadi (Mariam) doubts I can stick this landing.


Our hero is Salam, a slacker we first meet as he tries to win back his ex-, Mariam. But as she points out, and he can't deny, he's just bumbling through life, and even the soap opera he's starting to work on—well, he just got the job because his uncle, the producer, needs someone with good Hebrew for his Arabic actors (who are playing Israelis). Their soap opera, "Tel Aviv on Fire", takes place on the eve of the Six-Day War, and the plot is that a Palestinian general sends his lover across the border to seduce and spy on (and ultimately kill, presumably) the Israeli General.

Salam helps out with some simple pronunciations but then immediately objects to a situation where the one of the generals compliments the heroine's beauty by saying "You look explosive." He earns the ire of the writer by objecting to that line but wins the favor of the French star, Tala. As tense as things are there, things really heat up for him when he's stopped at the border by a belligerent commander, Assi. Salam tries to smooth things out by claiming to write the show, and giving the commander some inside info.

tel aviv 02.jpg
Salam tries to keep it professional, but you know how actresses are.


Well, as it turns out Assi's wife is a huge fan of the show, as are her girlfriends, and Assi is rather annoyed by her enchantment with the Palestinian general. "He's a terrorist!" Assi exclaims in exasperation, to which his wife retorts, "Not everything is about politics." (Of course, the Six-Day War was the attempt of the Arabic world to wipe out Israel and as we have seen nearly succeeded, and this soap is definitely meant as propaganda, but "not everything is about politics".)

Anyway, Assi is pissed that the Israeli general is such a stiff and he demands Salam write him better. Salam, who is completely at Assi's mercy—he cannot cross into Palestine without Assi's approval—exploits this by suggesting Assi write the scenes that he wants to see from the Israeli general. Before you know it, the Israeli general is the hot ticket, and the dramatic conflict endears him even further to Lubna. But he's also slipping in little messages to Mariam that she invariable sees because everyone in the hospital she works at watches "Tel Aviv on Fire", especially as the audience grows with the shows unexpected twists and turns.

Salam grows as well. Assi's contributions got him a shot to actually script the show (especially after the pissed-off writer quit) but he realizes that the Israeli commander's experiences can only partly fuel thing, and so he starts to write the romantic things from his relationship (and from anyone he can eavesdrop on, like a true writer).

Assi unfortunately grows increasingly bellicose: Salam has promised him (back when he was pretending to write the show) that the Israeli general and the Palestinian spy would get married. But the show's backers aren't going to allow that. His uncle's solution is simple: Have the wedding, but have Tala be strapped for explosives so she can blow everyone up. Salam argues that's too cliché, they've all seen it a million times. (I wasn't kidding about Palestinian movies.)

tel aviv 03.jpg
The uncle is played by Nadim Sawalha, a character actor in many English-language movies, like "The Spy Who Loved Me".


So at our climactic moment, we have Salam needing to assuage Assi, and his uncle, and his uncle's Palestinian financiers, and Mariam (because Lubna is coming on strong), and not least to defend his newly acquired position as a writer of some skill and the self-respect that has brought him. The solution he does come up with is quite delightful.

It's a lot of fun. And it's really not very political. (In fact, you'll see some critics complaining exactly that: It's not political enough! It goes for goofy fun instead of biting satire!) The anodyne suggestion made here is, essentially, "what we've been doing up till now hasn't worked, maybe we should try something different." And I can't help but note the subtext of the financiers basically stoking the fires of hate.

The stars of the film, Kais Nashif (as Salam) and Lubna Azabal (Tala, Coriolanus, Incendies), co-starred in 2005's Paradise Now which was my introduction to Palestinian cinema, and features the "happy ending" of one of the characters blowing himself up on a bus full of Israeli soldiers. It's a great introduction to the mindset, really, which is "Jews are evil. They oppress us and are responsible for all our woes. We must kill them all." I can only recommend it for that purpose—understanding the mindset—because it was genuinely morally repugnant (and showered with awards, naturally).

It would be nice to think that that mindset were changing but director/co-writer Sameh Zoabi (writer/director of 2010's charming Man Without A Cell Phone) is Israeli as are all the producers (from what I can tell). It's pretty routine to hear cries for "solutions" and "compromise" from that side of the wall. But the next Palestinian movie I see with that viewpoint will be the first.


tel aviv 04.jpg
She's hesitant because the targets she's shooting at are...gasp...pictures of Palestinian "Freedom Fighters".

Posted by: OregonMuse at 08:08 PM




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1 Ah Hah!

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at December 14, 2019 08:08 PM (VNfwt)

2 Popcorn time

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:09 PM (ZCEU2)

3 Watching Rudolph over here Boss!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:09 PM (Y4EXg)

4 Guy in the last pic looks like Borat.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 08:09 PM (b7IdW)

5 meh.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 08:10 PM (KP5rU)

6 Not any movies this week but slowly getting through the British tv series Danger UXB, finished 7 episodes so far, very watchable.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:11 PM (ZCEU2)

7 3 Watching Rudolph over here Boss!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:09 PM (Y4EXg)

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The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas is currently on TBS.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:11 PM (CAJOC)

8 The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas is currently on TBS.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:11 PM (CAJOC)


"You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch."

Sung by Thurl Ravenscroft, AKA the voice of "Tony the Tiger."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 08:12 PM (b7IdW)

9 Thurl Ravenscroft was apparently his real name, too.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 08:13 PM (CcUfv)

10 8 The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas is currently on TBS.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:11 PM (CAJOC)


"You're a foul on, Mr. Grinch."

Sung by Thurl Ravenscroft, AKA the voice of "Tony the Tiger."
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 08:12 PM (b7IdW)

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They just don't make names like that anymore.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:13 PM (CAJOC)

11 Uhhh

Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 08:14 PM (Tnijr)

12 I do love the voice of Boris Karloff.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 14, 2019 08:14 PM (Vf4Y7)

13 Movies with Mikey, John Wick 3

https://youtu.be/pAZtxmCRnxs

(Spoilers: Some people try to kill John Wick, but this proves to be too hopeful and he ends up shooting them twice in the head.)

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 14, 2019 08:15 PM (LxTcq)

14 9 Thurl Ravenscroft was apparently his real name, too.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 08:13 PM (CcUfv)


Totally awesome name.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 08:15 PM (b7IdW)

15 The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas is currently on TBS.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:11 PM (CAJOC)

THE GRINCH! MY HOMIE!!!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 14, 2019 08:15 PM (dJGLL)

16 Not any movies this week but slowly getting through
the British tv series Danger UXB, finished 7 episodes so far, very
watchable.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:11 PM (ZCEU2)


It's top notch. Anthony Andrews was good as always. Deborah Watling of Dr. Who fame was ever so lovely.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 08:15 PM (XKWDE)

17 Wherein art all thou fair motherf*****s?

Posted by: Builder Berg at December 14, 2019 08:16 PM (qMnBn)

18 And Boris Karloff was really Bill Pratt.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 08:17 PM (38jed)

19 just finished GWTW on TCM. Still awesome. I wonder how much longer until it goes down the memory hole?

Posted by: vivi at December 14, 2019 08:17 PM (11H2y)

20 The kids were watching The Return of a Man Called Horse this week - I caught a glimpse of "Elk Woman" who looked awfully familiar. Clearly an older actress and had the bearing of someone that had been in the business forever.

After looking into her, it turns out it was Gale Sondergaard (b. 1899). She tested for The Wicked Witch in TWOO. Turns out makeup couldn't quite get her ugly enough to land the role.

https://tinyurl.com/wr9l3o2

Interesting.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:18 PM (Y4EXg)

21 It's Oscar bait season. So far the only interesting film is 1917.

We have another blacks are horribly oppressed film.

Posted by: WOPR at December 14, 2019 08:18 PM (/eFK2)

22 just finished GWTW on TCM. Still awesome. I wonder how much longer until it goes down the memory hole?

Posted by: vivi at December 14, 2019 08:17 PM (11H2y)


#Soon.
#WhitePatriachyDelendaEst

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 08:21 PM (BiNEL)

23 Oh FFS. They have to show Grinch opposite Rudolph?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 08:22 PM (gd9RK)

24 I wanted to go see "Richard Jewell." but it snowed. And going to a theater is a chore. And it snowed.

Watched Gorgo instead. Limey Godzilla.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 08:23 PM (x8Wzq)

25 Oh FFS. They have to show Grinch opposite Rudolph?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

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I know! It's just The Man trying to keep us down!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:23 PM (Y4EXg)

26 25 Oh FFS. They have to show Grinch opposite Rudolph?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

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I know! It's just The Man trying to keep us down!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:23 PM (Y4EXg)

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What channel is Rudolph on?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:24 PM (CAJOC)

27 Okay, this is a tv show. Has anyone else watched Bob Hearts Aboshola? It's another Chuck Lorre comedy. I want to completely write it off but it kept surprising me. Bob runs the family business (played by the lead from Mike and Molly). He has younger twin brother and sister that are woke idiots. He falls in live with Aboshola, whose a single mom, nurse from Nigeria. The blacks have their own disfunctional families. They made fun of woke advertising. And when his mom has a stroke, they show him in the hospital chapel.

I'm not sure what to make of it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 14, 2019 08:24 PM (Lqy/e)

28 Oh FFS. They have to show Grinch opposite Rudolph?
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Decisions be hard, yo!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 08:24 PM (BiNEL)

29 ooh movies

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 08:24 PM (G546f)

30 @WOPR ... Parasite, reviewed here last time, is worth a watch. I'm not sure if it's Oscar-bait or not, since I have no idea how the Koreans feel about it.

1917 is on my list.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 08:25 PM (CcUfv)

31 Rudolph is on CBS. alexthechick pointed out -- before I hung up on her to watch Rudolph -- that it's an amazing re-mastering. You can see every stictch on the puppets.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 08:26 PM (gd9RK)

32 I watched Gone with the Wind some years ago, because I felt an obligation to do so.

Did. Not. Like.

Carol Burnett was a much more likeable Scarlett.

I do admit, though, that I liked Olivia Dehaviland. Far as I know she still ain't dead.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 08:26 PM (x8Wzq)

33 I have Hulu and it says Rudolph is on CBS. But it wont let me watch.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 08:26 PM (TdMsT)

34 I have to say that some of my favorite movies are made in Australia. They also get a thumbs up for doing FarScape.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 08:27 PM (2DOZq)

35 Ladyl - go to ustvgo.tv and pick CBS there.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:27 PM (Y4EXg)

36 Hey everybody. Movie thread yay! Thanks Moviegique! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:28 PM (L2ZTs)

37 The uncle is played by Nadim Sawalha, a character actor in many English-language movies, like "The Spy Who Loved Me".





A funny story about The Spy Who Loved Me. Well I think it's funny. During the filming at an excavation site in Egypt where Bond and Barbara Bach are being chased by Jaws. They wanted Richard Kiel to run across some scaffolding. He said he couldn't because he's afraid of heights. They looked up at him (7'2") and he said, Oh I'm even afraid to be up this high

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 08:29 PM (XKWDE)

38 If fire fighters fight fires and crime fighters fight crime, what do freedom fighters fight? - Some Old Dead White Guy

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 08:29 PM (7HyDs)

39 Oh FFS. They have to show Grinch opposite Rudolph?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Easy choice for me. Grinch. Rudolph was kind of uncomfortable for some reason. As a kid, one thing that got me is how did the abominable snowman shrink from a towering form that makes mountains look small to a bulky furry guy with bad teefs.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 08:29 PM (x8Wzq)

40 Hey, qdpsteve!

TQM -- Hey, that's a pretty funny story!

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 08:30 PM (CcUfv)

41 35 Ladyl - go to ustvgo.tv and pick CBS there.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:27 PM (Y4EXg)


I'll try that, thanks!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 08:31 PM (TdMsT)

42 And they've decided to follow the Grinch with Elf on the Shelf.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:31 PM (CAJOC)

43 37 got a chuckle from me

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:31 PM (ZCEU2)

44 GWTW is overrated.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 08:32 PM (/OpAr)

45 How interesting. Thank you for the review, moviegique.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 08:32 PM (zr5Kq)

46 Grinch is Dr. Seuss and Chuck Jones (all the best Bugs Bunnys). With jazz. It's perfect.

Rudolph I haven't seen in forever. The claymation is amazing. I pity the kids today who have to settle for CGI.

Tonight it's Rudolph for the nostalgia and the amazing remastering.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 08:33 PM (gd9RK)

47 39 Oh FFS. They have to show Grinch opposite Rudolph?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Easy choice for me. Grinch. Rudolph was kind of uncomfortable for some reason. As a kid, one thing that got me is how did the abominable snowman shrink from a towering form that makes mountains look small to a bulky furry guy with bad teefs.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 08:29 PM (x8Wzq)

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Back in college, on of my bosses had his own version of the elf song.

"We are Santa's elves
Playing with ourselves..."

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:33 PM (CAJOC)

48 1939 was the year of the classic.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 08:33 PM (2DOZq)

49 Thanks for reading, runner!

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 08:34 PM (CcUfv)

50 Yukon Cornelius needed to get guitar strings?

I had missed that all these years.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:34 PM (Y4EXg)

51 I have mentioned before that I knew Israeli actress Daliah Lavi

https://tinyurl.com/ue22bbg

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 08:34 PM (CDGwz)

52 Foreign soap operas are more like telenovellas in that they have a tighter story, a definitive theme, and an eventual ending.

American soap operas just go on and on and on with romance, envy, jealousy, intrigue, greed and tragic circumstances passed from one character to another like a cosmic basketball. And lots of evil twins, long lost relatives, and amnesia.

Posted by: Minuteman at December 14, 2019 08:34 PM (SNdwr)

53 I always liked making up my own lyrics to the tune of Mr. Grinch:

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You're a steaming pile of filth
You're a plate of rancid of sushi
A tepid bowl of spit
Mr. Grinch...

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 08:34 PM (x8Wzq)

54 2005 was not a good year for Israel. Second intifadeh I believe.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 08:34 PM (zr5Kq)

55 46 Grinch is Dr. Seuss and Chuck Jones (all the best Bugs Bunnys). With jazz. It's perfect.

Rudolph I haven't seen in forever. The claymation is amazing. I pity the kids today who have to settle for CGI.

Tonight it's Rudolph for the nostalgia and the amazing remastering.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 08:33 PM (gd9RK)

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My son doesn't like the claymation. He finds the stop motion disturbing for some reason.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:34 PM (CAJOC)

56 34
I have to say that some of my favorite movies are made in Australia. They also get a thumbs up for doing FarScape.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 08:27 PM (2DOZq)


Mmmmm....`Claudia Black



Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at December 14, 2019 08:35 PM (tTLAA)

57 I am glad to see that things are thawing - at least on where the arts are concerned. That is where is usually starts.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 08:36 PM (zr5Kq)

58 Whatever became of Rankin Bass?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:36 PM (L2ZTs)

59 Arab world is rife with its special humor. And no, not blow up Israelis type.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 08:37 PM (zr5Kq)

60 I have quite a few Christmas specials on DVD. Figured I better buy them before the Woke Warriors get a hold of them and 'edit' them accordingly or just disappear them. I'm still surprised Linus's "Meaning of Christmas" scene is still shown on TV. Schultz had problems keeping that back in the early 60s. Imagine if he tried that now?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 08:37 PM (/OpAr)

61 runner, I admit I've always assumed Arab humor is similar to what you find in a lot of Latin American/European humor, i.e. Benny Hill.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:37 PM (L2ZTs)

62 Whatever became of Rankin Bass?
Posted by: qdpsteve

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Wiki (spit) says they shut down in 87. Of course their library has been sold off.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:38 PM (Y4EXg)

63 "Whatever became of Rankin Bass?"

Frosty the Snowman got busted with 20 pounds of snow.

Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 08:38 PM (Tnijr)

64 51 I have mentioned before that I knew Israeli actress Daliah Lavi

https://tinyurl.com/ue22bbg
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc



She looks angry.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 08:39 PM (/OpAr)

65 donsurber.blogspot./actually-rudolph-was-trump-supporter
https://tinyurl.com/sz555pw
Only because it's the subject matter, save it for later but good read

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:39 PM (ZCEU2)

66 63 "Whatever became of Rankin Bass?"

Frosty the Snowman got busted with 20 pounds of snow.
Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 08:38 PM (Tnijr)

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Yeah, Rudolph's red nose wasn't a genetic anomaly.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 08:40 PM (CAJOC)

67 Something about Palestinians and movies I just don't want to watch those people in anything, especially comedies.

Too much bad blood I guess.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 08:40 PM (Z+IKu)

68 Puddleglum, agreed re A Charlie Brown Christmas.

For a long time I wished someone like Steven Spielberg would make a big-screen, feature-length version of it, but then I realized he couldn't do it without ruining it.

I think a major reason ACBC doesn't get cut up is that thankfully, in the years since 1965, Charles Schulz and the Peanuts strip itself both became so revered and respected. Schulz to this day seems to have fans on both sides of the political fence, and no one argues with his surviving wife Jean Schulz when she calls him a genius.

And then there's also the fact that... let's face it... conservative media is finally a sharp force (or at least finally becoming one), and ABC doesn't want to deal with the fallout of censoring ACBC.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:40 PM (L2ZTs)

69 Haven't seen to many Australian movies but they seem funny quirky to me, watchable but just goofy things often.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:41 PM (ZCEU2)

70 Too good not to share:

https://tinyurl.com/r6l9ust

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 08:42 PM (38jed)

71 Skip, re Australian movies:

The movie I won't shut up about, Picnic At Hanging Rock, is one of them. Check it out. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:42 PM (L2ZTs)

72 I wonder if the movies "The Darkest Hour" and "Dunkirk" had any influence on the Brit elections. Maybe getting a little pride back?

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 08:45 PM (C1Lsn)

73 runner, I admit I've always assumed Arab humor is similar to what you find in a lot of Latin American/European humor, i.e. Benny Hill.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:37 PM (L2ZTs)

I understand a lot it is play on words.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 08:45 PM (zr5Kq)

74 Rankin Bass made the original adaptation of The Hobbit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 08:45 PM (38jed)

75 really interesting movie, one of Russell Crowe's first, called Proof. check it out...

Posted by: vivi at December 14, 2019 08:45 PM (11H2y)

76 bill in arkansas, I think you're on to something.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:45 PM (L2ZTs)

77 Puddleglum -- The fight Schulz had to put up to get the three things that make the special iconic is legendary. What three things:

1. Kids doing kids voices
2. Jazz music
3. Linus' speech

Also, the lack of a laugh track. He fought for all of it. ABC was SURE it was going to bomb.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 08:46 PM (CcUfv)

78 77: Network suits being stupid seems to be a constant.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 08:48 PM (/OpAr)

79 Something about Palestinians and movies I just don't want to watch those people in anything, especially comedies.

Too much bad blood I guess.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 08:40 PM (Z+IKu)

Anythings worth watching (as this one) has Israeli participation. I will not watch some Pali propaganda, but "biting satire", yes i would.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 08:48 PM (zr5Kq)

80 I saw Picnic at Hanging Rock over the summer
It took two tries to watch The Plumber ( I think thats the title)

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:48 PM (ZCEU2)

81 Not any movies this week but slowly getting through
the British tv series Danger UXB, finished 7 episodes so far, very
watchable.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:11 PM


Great series.

*looks back upthread*

Hmm...Nadim Sawalha.

*checks interwebs*

Father of the actress who played the daughter in Absolutely Fabulous. Small world, the British acting pool.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 08:50 PM (rBtIz)

82 I am watching Cowboys as we type. I love that movie. Bruce Durn is always so evil. Wonder if he was like that in real life.

Still trying to find Three Godfathers to watch.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 08:50 PM (O/X1S)

83 The Man From Snowy River is a favorite.

Proposition is darker but very good.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 08:52 PM (2DOZq)

84
I have quite a few Christmas specials on DVD. Figured I better buy them
before the Woke Warriors get a hold of them and 'edit' them accordingly
or just disappear them. I'm still surprised Linus's "Meaning of
Christmas" scene is still shown on TV. Schultz had problems keeping that
back in the early 60s. Imagine if he tried that now?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 08:37 PM (/OpAr)


It's got to break their commie, atheist, Christian hating hearts to leave the Linus scene in but they probably figure they can't edit it out without a big blow up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 08:53 PM (XKWDE)

85 The Cowboys is in my top 3 westerns

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:54 PM (ZCEU2)

86 Bruce Dern is alive and well. I seem to remember he went on a quantity not quality kick in making movies, yet still excelled in his craft.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 08:55 PM (C1Lsn)

87 Moviegique, correct except for one little thing:

Schulz produced A Charlie Brown Christmas, and almost all of the other specials, for CBS. (Which at the time was prestigiously known as "the Tiffany network.")

I have no idea why they sold them off to Disney/ABC in the last decade, but they did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:55 PM (L2ZTs)

88 Skip, what'ja think of Picnic?

I admit it leaves you hanging, literally :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:55 PM (L2ZTs)

89 That you couldn't be sure how it ended yet was all swept under the rug so to speak

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:57 PM (ZCEU2)

90 Skip, exactly.
I think Picnic At Hanging Rock is great, but I can understand why others don't.

When I showed it to my sister, she was ANGRY about the ending.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 08:58 PM (L2ZTs)

91 Bruce is 83 and still above ground

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:58 PM (ZCEU2)

92 qdpsteve--

Good catch! I grew up watching those on CBS. Er...as I'm sure all you nearly 29 year olds did.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 08:59 PM (CcUfv)

93 bill in arkansas, Silent Running with Bruce Dern is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Eromero at December 14, 2019 08:59 PM (UUkQp)

94 Hallmark had indicated they were willing to get woke but a little pushback has delayed their plans. They were going to air lesbo wedding commercials but a boycott threat changed their mind.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 09:00 PM (2DOZq)

95 Haven't seen Silent Running but twice but think it's a great movie

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:00 PM (ZCEU2)

96 moviegique, yup.

Not sure, but I believe most of the Rankin Bass specials were for CBS as well.

I know that in the late 1960s and 70s, CBS seemed to be the only network that did well in the ratings war after year, consistently. NBC and ABC seemed to always be scrambling to keep up somewhat somehow for whatever reason.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:00 PM (L2ZTs)

97 Skip, another fun piece of trivia:

Both Steven Bochco and Michael Cimino were writers on Silent Running.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:01 PM (L2ZTs)

98 Bruce Dern wasn't exactly evil in Freaks (reviewed here a few months back) but they were kind of counting on you thinking he was. Heh.

I learned this week that "Freaks" (2019) made about as much in actual dollars (not adjusted for inflations) as "Freaks" (1932).

Even when I'm trying to present y'all with mainstream stuff, I fail.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:01 PM (CcUfv)

99 Couple of comments.
1. Saw Richard Jewel yesterday. Eastwood made both the press and the FBI look like clueless ass-hats; in other words the movie is an example of true cinema- verite.

2. I am in the process of assembling my digital film production hardware system. So far I have a BlackMagicDesign pocket cinema 4k, some cinema lenses, an external 7" monitor, external battery, rails, matte box, a few filters, a nice fluid head tripod, and an editing computer. Looking at getting sound gear next.
My first video project with the gear is going to be a short I'm naming "Dancing Houston". I let you guys know about the project as it develops.

Posted by: An Observation at December 14, 2019 09:01 PM (l8Qs6)

100 qdpsteve -- Very true up until ABC in the mid- to late-'70s.

And NBC took over in the '80s.

OK, so next time I'll do "Richard Jewell". You guys like Eastwood, right?

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:02 PM (CcUfv)

101 Greetings movie people!
I rewatched "Fury" today.
A good movie for WWII tank buffs.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at December 14, 2019 09:03 PM (w7KSn)

102 Cool beans, An Observation! Looking forward to it!

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:03 PM (CcUfv)

103 moviegique, one film that I think could actually be remade well today, is the original 1932 story of Freaks.

(As long as the director/producers don't try to go over-the-top with adding in 'new layers of meaning,' politics, or gore. If you're gonna dream, dream big, right?) :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:03 PM (L2ZTs)

104 I LOVED Silent Running right up to when I found out what the 'mysterious disease' the plants had that provided the crisis point. Then I nearly threw something at the screen.

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 14, 2019 09:03 PM (JK7Jw)

105 I'm watching 'Feeders 2' and probably do not deserve to comment.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 14, 2019 09:03 PM (LOOYt)

106 Thurl Ravenscroft is one of the singing busts at Disney's Haunted Mansion. His is the broken bust, and because of his mustache he is often mistaken for Walt Disney by riders (Walt is not depicted in the ride).

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:04 PM (I99aF)

107 I probably won't go out of my way to see Richard Jewell in the theaters, but it'll be an insta-buy when it comes out on disc.

Also, Joker is coming out on blu-ray on the first Tuesday of the new year, Jan 7. I wish it were coming out pre-Christmas like originally planned, but oh well. My only question is, get the 4k & blu-ray or the blu-ray and DVD?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:05 PM (L2ZTs)

108 70 Too good not to share:

https://tinyurl.com/r6l9ust
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 08:42 PM (38jed)


I laughed my ass off.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:05 PM (TdMsT)

109 Speaking of GWTW, my little Italian grandmother was the spitting image of Olivia de Havilland. Olivia's still here, my grandmother (who was expected to die in the 40s from rheumatic fever) only made it to 93.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 14, 2019 09:05 PM (DY3v8)

110 Lirio, lemme guess: air pollution and overpopulation.

Those were the big eco-bugaboos in the early 1970s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:05 PM (L2ZTs)

111 Just saw the trailer for Richard Jewell, must have been on the A&N game, looks good

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:06 PM (ZCEU2)

112 In movie news, picked up Well-Go's new Phantasm box set. It's full of both improvements and disappointments. I'll elaborate if anyone is interested.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:06 PM (I99aF)

113 Maisa's kind of cute. She could lite my fuse.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 14, 2019 09:06 PM (DY3v8)

114 Democrats are gonna hate this. Some of those votes were in the trunk of a car just waiting to be used.

https://tinyurl.com/u6b6o9x

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 09:06 PM (D46E0)

115 'Silent Running' is best if you come in after the opening credits and miss Joanie Phoney wailing her ass off.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 09:07 PM (38jed)

116 https://tinyurl.com/r6l9ust
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

---

That is so wrong yet, here I am giggling.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:07 PM (Y4EXg)

117 Coriolanus is the worst Shakespeare movie adaption IMHO.

Posted by: Oggi at December 14, 2019 09:07 PM (Bk5Q+)

118 qdpsteve, nope. Lack of light, one of the easiest things to diagnose in plants grown inside.

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 14, 2019 09:07 PM (JK7Jw)

119 Lirio, gonna have to see it then. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:08 PM (L2ZTs)

120 1. Saw Richard Jewel yesterday. Eastwood made both the press and the FBI look like clueless ass-hats; in other words the movie is an example of true cinema- verite.


But did you like it as a movie? No. 1 Son didn't. He's too young to know things. Is it good as a movie?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 09:09 PM (gd9RK)

121 I saw 'Richard Jewell' and was plugging it yesterday. Don't wait for it to come out on Netflix where they will doubtless spring "fact check" popups as you watch the thing. Watch it now.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:09 PM (ykYG2)

122 I rewatched "Fury" today.

A good movie for WWII tank buffs.

I'll bet I saw it 5 times. I'm pretty tough on movies but I really like that one.


Posted by: dartist at December 14, 2019 09:09 PM (K22Va)

123 moviegique, now that the decade is ending, I'm looking forward to your and TJM's best-of-the-2010s lists. :-)

My nom for best sci-fi flick of the 2010s: Ex Machina.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:09 PM (L2ZTs)

124 I really liked it up to then (sigh). I wouldn't even have had a problem with it then, except they showed him poring over book after book frantically looking for the cause. First book he looked at should have shown him!

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 14, 2019 09:09 PM (JK7Jw)

125 The Charlie Brown Christmas Special is timeless as the dichotomy of the material and the transcendent.

That said, surprise anal! Bewbs! Otters.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 14, 2019 09:10 PM (6/uwW)

126 "but the palestinian movie i see with that viewpoint will be the first..."

your first and the film makers' last.

Posted by: mjc at December 14, 2019 09:11 PM (Pg+x7)

127 Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) Confirms He'll Vote Against Impeaching Trump

https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews/status/1206028728989601797

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 09:11 PM (b7IdW)

128 Parasite was amazing. It starts off as this weird black comedy and the final act goes completely bonkers. So well done.

I know a lot of the Horde are canceling Netflix, but if you have it, Klaus is quite amazing. Emperors New Groove meets the origin story of Santa Claus. And the animation is gorgeous. Well plotted and the story goes in unexpectedly poignant places.

Liked Doctor Sleep and JoJo Rabbit as well. The former combines horror with an optimistic morality tale on overcoming trauma and finding purpose. Really well done and acted. The costuming in the latter film is so well done; when the shoes of one of your characters adds to the dramatic arc, as a costumer you are doing something right!

Posted by: LizLem at December 14, 2019 09:11 PM (VjxvX)

129 Amazon Prime's got season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (TdMsT)

130 I think Richard Jewell is coming out at a bad time of year. We would certainly have seen it already if holiday craziness wasn't already upon us. We are going to try for tomorrow.

Posted by: Gem at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (65i3Q)

131 yes, Bander, "Richard Jewell" hits the right notes as a movie.

You want to slap Jewell for being such a beta male simpleton but you also are rooting for him to defeat the various El Guapos arranged against him. You also will be grinding your teeth at Olivia Wilde's soulless MILF character (although still thinking she is hot). The story-structure works toward its ending and the scenes join together with proper pacing.*

So yes, 'Richard Jewell' works as a movie.

*which 'The Mule' didn't, as much, because Clint Eastwood didn't listen to his editors.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (ykYG2)

132 127
Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) Confirms He'll Vote Against Impeaching Trump

#2

Posted by: dartist at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (K22Va)

133 qdpsteve-- It'd be interesting in the right hands, but whose hands are those?

Victor Tango--You're watching "Feeders 2"? Rifftrax, I hope!

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (CcUfv)

134 I would never watch a Palestinian movie. I already saw Don't Mess with the Zohan and that's enough for me.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (6/uwW)

135 LizLem, thanks for reminding me:

How many of you have seen A Ghost Story, which came out about two years ago? Starring Casey Affleck (under a sheet) and Rooney Mara.

I was reading about it this past week. It sounds great, but also extremely sad and slow. It also plays a bit with time travel.

At an ONT, someone was heartily recommend it. One of the ettes; wish I could remember who.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:13 PM (L2ZTs)

136 There is also this : "New Jersey Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew is said to be considering switching political parties just before the House votes on impeaching President Trump."

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:13 PM (zr5Kq)

137 Wait, Parasite the movie, or Parasite the KISS song?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 14, 2019 09:14 PM (DY3v8)

138 runner, yup.

I can't wait for the pounding Dems are gonna get in November. The amount of screaming, teeth gnashing and waves of liberal tears will be tsunami-sized.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:14 PM (L2ZTs)

139 Didn't Gary Busey and Billy Zane make a pro-jihad movie in Turkey? I have a vague memory of that.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:14 PM (I99aF)

140 qdpsteve -- I did one of those on Twitter. I thought "Ex Machina" was a little overrated. I mean, it's a fine B-movie (like "Get Out") but I don't get the hype.

But the sci-fi this decade has been weak. I'm not sure I could come up with anything better, unless it's the Spanish movie "Ex Machina" seems to borrow heavily from.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:15 PM (CcUfv)

141 Didn't Gary Busey and Billy Zane make a pro-jihad movie in Turkey? I have a vague memory of that.

They did. "Valley Of The Wolves Iraq", which maybe sounded poetic in Turkish. Busey played a Jewish doctor there to harvest Iraqi organs.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:16 PM (ykYG2)

142 Greta Thunberg apologizes for her 'against the wall' comment, says it was a translation error. Uh huh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)

143 139 Didn't Gary Busey and Billy Zane make a pro-jihad movie in Turkey? I have a vague memory of that.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:14 PM (I99aF)


That was Vincent "I'll do anything for money" Price. The 2-state solution was played by Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (b7IdW)

144 Greta Thunberg apologizes for her 'against the wall' comment, says it was a translation error. Uh huh.
Posted by: qdpsteve

---

Oh, I'm sure.

She meant to say "against the wall and shoot them".

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (Y4EXg)

145 Amazon Prime's got season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (TdMs


JJ Sefton in one morning report I caught mentioned an unfortunate directorial twist - Anti-Semitism Smear Against Phyllis Schlafly. Debunked I guess, but they still went there. Sad.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (zr5Kq)

146 moviegique, agreed that sci-fi the last 10 years has been a trainwreck.

It seems to have been the decade for big-splash flicks, including/especially superhero and historical films.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

147 I suspect the Israeli movies are a lot less political simply because those who make them have concluded that their audiences want to escape politics. (It's a strange idea, escapism, but one that I think its valid.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (dJGLL)

148 98 Bruce Dern wasn't exactly evil in Freaks (reviewed here a few months back) but they were kind of counting on you thinking he was. Heh.
Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:01 PM (CcUfv)

---------------------------------
I thought he was an old pervert at first but that changed when he showed his daughter's photo. I watched it last night and liked it.




Posted by: Oggi at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (Bk5Q+)

149
Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) Confirms He'll Vote Against Impeaching Trump

https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews/status/1206028728989601797

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 09:11 PM (b7IdW)




New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the lone Democratic congressman to come out against the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will become a Republican next week, multiple Democratic sources told USA TODAY.



Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 09:18 PM (XKWDE)

150 I liked "Ex Machina" but that was partly or even mostly because I hated "Her" so much. So I graded on a curve. I didn't notice the hype for "Ex Machina" so that didn't affect my opinion.

I thought "Alita" was underrated by the critics and overrated by 4chan. I have a pretty good idea why 4chan liked it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:18 PM (ykYG2)

151 Tonypete, probably.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:18 PM (L2ZTs)

152
How many of you have seen A Ghost Story, which came out about two years ago? Starring Casey Affleck (under a sheet) and Rooney Mara.

I was reading about it this past week. It sounds great, but also extremely sad and slow. It also plays a bit with time travel.

At an ONT, someone was heartily recommend it. One of the ettes; wish I could remember who.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:13 PM (L2ZTs)

Me, maybe. :-) I loved it and gushed about it. It blew me away. But I know others did, too.

Posted by: Gem at December 14, 2019 09:18 PM (65i3Q)

153 I can't wait for the pounding Dems are gonna get in November. The amount of screaming, teeth gnashing and waves of liberal tears will be tsunami-sized.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:14 PM (L2ZTs)

We must do better than our "cousins" across the pond, no ?

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:19 PM (zr5Kq)

154 She meant to say "against the wall and shoot them".

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (Y4EXg)


"Against the Wall" and "Edge of the Ditch" are so close in da Svedish!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 09:19 PM (BiNEL)

155 Gem, thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:19 PM (L2ZTs)

156 Sci-fi hasn't been a total loss. I will gladly defend Blade Runner 2049 as one of the best films I've seen in the last decade, sci-fi or otherwise.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:20 PM (I99aF)

157 For those that watched Lost in Space on Netflix, a new season is coming out on Christmas Eve.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 14, 2019 09:20 PM (CAJOC)

158 23 Oh FFS. They have to show Grinch opposite Rudolph?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 08:22 PM (gd9RK)



This is a re-air of the Grinch. It was on last night.

Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 09:20 PM (Z7lwY)

159 "Against the Wall" and "Edge of the Ditch" are so close in da Svedish!

How about "Sell The Zyklon And Handguns To The Killers While We Pretend To Be Neutral" ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:20 PM (ykYG2)

160 I saw the trailer for Coriolanus, which I have not read. It seems somewhere near Hopkins King Lear and Titus Andronicus.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 14, 2019 09:21 PM (LxTcq)

161 Rusty Nail, really?
I didn't think BR2049 was horrible, but I was let down a bit.

IMHO it had the same major problem as Prometheus-- i.e., it seemed made only to give birth to another rapidly-deteriorating-in-quality franchise-- and also, I thought there was too much of an effort to ape Philip K. Dick's style, to the point of cartoonishness.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:22 PM (L2ZTs)

162 I have mentioned before that I knew Israeli actress Daliah Lavi

https://tinyurl.com/ue22bbg
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Go on........

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 09:22 PM (arJlL)

163 Translation error my ass.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 09:22 PM (D46E0)

164 Really. I found it to be a completely satisfying sequel, and works fine as a conclusion without feeling like it's setting up future films (which won't happen now anyway). I also like that it works no matter which "continuity" of Blade Runner you subscribe to.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:25 PM (I99aF)

165 jsg, yup. Sez Greta: "this is what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologize if anyone misunderstood this."

Not feeling the remorse, Greta. Not feeling it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:25 PM (L2ZTs)

166 This week I picked up Once Upon a Time In Hollywood on DVD.

Great movie, even if you're not a Tarantino fan.

Posted by: davidt at December 14, 2019 09:26 PM (l3+k2)

167 Rusty Nail, hmmm.
I probably need to take a second look at it. Anyway thanks for your feedback.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:26 PM (L2ZTs)

168 I suspect the Israeli movies are a lot less political simply because those who make them have concluded that their audiences want to escape politics. (It's a strange idea, escapism, but one that I think its valid.)
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 14, 2019 09:17 PM (dJGLL)

Hollywood got into buying Israeli ideas for various show. Homeland is one. It is based on Hatufim (aka Prisoners Of War) which I watched and liked. Now everybody has a version - France, India, Russia even. French adaptation - deep cover operative comes back from Syria. Indian has to do with India /Pakistan conflict, Russian with Chechnya.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:28 PM (zr5Kq)

169 It would be amazing if SNL did a skit of Greta at a presser, and she keeps making more and more outrageously violent comments, and when the reporters push back she insists every time it is a translation error. Goes full socialist dictator at the end and still insists it is being lost in translation.

They will never do this, because they are all pathetic, politically dogmatic wimps.

Posted by: LizLem at December 14, 2019 09:29 PM (VjxvX)

170 Better Call it before the ONT shows up
Have a good night horde

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:29 PM (ZCEU2)

171 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was the first time in ages that I felt like I was watching a real "movie" again. And I've never really viewed cinema violence as "cathartic"... until this film. I had no idea how satisfying it could be.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:29 PM (I99aF)

172 She looks like Maya Rudolph.

Posted by: 370H55V at December 14, 2019 09:29 PM (WusEB)

173 Oh, this is rich:

Actress and left-wing activist Bette Midler lamented the current state of political discourse - saying that "it feels as though we are all much less classy"

You ought to read Midler's Twitter feed. She makes Ron Perlman look sane and dignified.

http://alturl.com/dmq9k

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 09:29 PM (b7IdW)

174 LizLem, right on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:29 PM (L2ZTs)

175 Greta Thunberg is just the Samantha Smith of our time.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 14, 2019 09:30 PM (dJGLL)

176 I liked Coriolanus, as you can read in the link above.

http://moviegique.com/2012/02/coriolanus/

It's kind of ballsy and not meant to be literal.

Rusty -- I'd be interested in the Phantasm stuff. I got to see a showing with Bannister and Coscarelli a couple years back.

I toyed with seeing BR 2049 but I'm not a fan of the original, the book is okay (but PKD wasn't exactly a fount of ideas...he seemed to have precisely one), and it's, what, 3 hours long? On the other hand Villeneuve directs...

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:31 PM (CcUfv)

177 But did you like it as a movie? No. 1 Son didn't. He's too young to know things. Is it good as a movie?
Yes, it is a very good movie. I thought Olivia Wilde did a really good acting job - utterly different from her role as 13 on House - for which she is best known. I liked the picture very much. The movie does a really good job of re-creating the feel of 1996.

Posted by: An Observation at December 14, 2019 09:31 PM (l8Qs6)

178 Greta Thunberg apologizes for her 'against the wall' comment, says it was a translation error. Uh huh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)


Sure it was. Kids like Greta and Hogg have been raised to be good little commissars in the Red Guard. They are completely indoctrinated to carry out the left's agenda and achieve their utopia which always means mass graves

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 09:32 PM (XKWDE)

179 Greta Thunberg, Sandra Fluke, Michele Fields, Cindy Sheehan....all same woman.

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:32 PM (zr5Kq)

180 Does anyone else think the Irishman movie is extremely tedious?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 09:33 PM (PUmDY)

181 "You ought to read Midler's Twitter feed. She makes Ron Perlman look sane and dignified."

Well, Trump made her do it. If you deplorable toothless bastards hadn't elected him, the discourse would be much more civil.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 09:33 PM (D46E0)

182 Months ago, Bette Midler was leading the mobs to chase Trump officials out of public spaces, her argument being that they must be judged by the company they keep. Then pictures of her with Harvey Weinstein and Gisalene Maxwell started showing up in her feed.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:33 PM (I99aF)

183 Catch Thirty-Thr33 -- I think you're right. I think, facing a constant existential threat (that they are forced to recognize--rockets are harder to ignore than random murderous illegals), they like the idea of NOT having to think about it for a while.

I'm sure that's why the '30s were full of bubbly cheerful musicals. Depression was found right outside the door.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:33 PM (CcUfv)

184 Greta Thunberg, Sandra Fluke, Michele Fields, Cindy Sheehan....all same woman.

... Valerie Plame . . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:34 PM (ykYG2)

185 Cosmic Charlie -- Without even watching so much as a trailer, I think "The Irishman" is tedious.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:34 PM (CcUfv)

186

Samantha Fox?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 09:36 PM (4kUit)

187 I cant make an hour of it.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 09:36 PM (PUmDY)

188 Thunberg: "this is what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologize if anyone misunderstood this." If I was to believe that, then I would think you are a spokesgoblin that does more harm than good to your cause.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 14, 2019 09:37 PM (LxTcq)

189 1939 was the year of the classic.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 08:33 PM (2DOZq)

THIS! I tried to get my mother to take me with her to see GWTW in 1939, but she said it was not suitable for a young girl.

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 14, 2019 09:37 PM (u5LFV)

190 DeNiro's Shar-Pei face is tedious.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:37 PM (I99aF)

191 Interesting comment on Chinese movies versus Hollywood fare. Certainly, Hollywood shies away from political content. My wife and I were watching "The Death of Stalin" the other day (a very funny movie, believe it or not, which uses humor to carry across the insanity and horror of the USSR); and we agreed that it could never have been made in Hollywood: too political, too "right wing" - which says a lot about what passes for "liberalism" these days!
As for Chinese movies, they're political, but more subtly. For example, a few years ago, we watched a Chinese biopic of Madame Chang-Kai-Shek, and noticed a curious omission: the movie jumps from the beginning of WWII to its end without any details being given. The Japanese were defeated, but the movie never mentions just who did the defeating.
Still, it's damning to observe that Hollywood fare is more totalitarian minded than what churned out by the Communists.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 14, 2019 09:38 PM (S6ArX)

192 Grannymimi is 90ish?!

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:39 PM (CcUfv)

193 richard jewell won't get the exposure it should because eastwood didn't bring in a big box office star to play jewell, like tom cruise or george clooney or brad pitt.

Posted by: mjc at December 14, 2019 09:39 PM (Pg+x7)

194 Brown Line--

It's very true. It's really evident in their kids movies. They aren't trying to turn their children into trannies, e.g.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:40 PM (CcUfv)

195 The Samantha Fox?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 09:40 PM (PUmDY)

196 Personal note on Richard Jewel - my one surviving brother went with me to see it. He was a referee at an Olympic venue very close to Centennial Park - where the bomb exploded, and said the sets in the movie were very realistic, much like he remembered.

Posted by: An Observation at December 14, 2019 09:41 PM (l8Qs6)

197 tom cruise or george clooney or brad pitt.

Posted by: mjc at December 14, 2019 09:39 PM

Hell, they all probably still think Jewell did it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 09:41 PM (I99aF)

198 Valerie Plame . . .
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:34 PM (ykYG2)


Rachel Corrie....

Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:41 PM (zr5Kq)

199 TQM and Bourbon, yup and yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

200 My prediction is Richard Jewell takes in $25-35M (domestically), about what it cost to make, but with the distribution rights all worked out so that it doesn't lose money and Eastwood moves on to his NEXT idgaf project.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:42 PM (CcUfv)

201 The current nazi youth are more interesting

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 09:43 PM (PUmDY)

202 How about "Sell The Zyklon And Handguns To The Killers While We Pretend To Be Neutral" ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:20 PM (ykYG2)


Nice beat and you can dance der polska to it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 09:44 PM (BiNEL)

203 Hrothgar, thanks a ton! Now I'm hungry for kraut kielbasa dogs again! Arrrgghh! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:45 PM (L2ZTs)

204 bette midler, the queen of the bath houses? that no talent hack bette midler? who gives a fuck what she has to say about a damn thing. i've dropped turds with more class.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 09:45 PM (KP5rU)

205 I think the little idiot Hogg is the son of an FBI guy, FWIW.


The same FBI that failed to do anything with the extraordinary tip they received about the nutcase garbage that murdered the kids.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 14, 2019 09:46 PM (El6T/)

206 Olivia "Booksmart" Wilde shivved "Richard Jewell" on her way out - Contrary to a swath of recent headlines, I do not believe that Kathy 'traded sex for tips.' Nothing in my research suggested she did so, and it was never my intention to suggest she had. That would be an appalling and misogynistic dismissal of the difficult work she did

Olivia, I saw that scene when you were giving the FBI agent a handy under the table at that bar. Yes, you intended to suggest that Kathy traded sex for tips. Unless that was a Stunt Hand. So quit lying already.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:46 PM (ykYG2)

207 There is a rumor that Brian Dennehy was originally cast as Richard Jewell, but he couldn't lose enough weight to play the character.

Posted by: An Observation at December 14, 2019 09:47 PM (l8Qs6)

208 Salami

Salami

Baloney

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 09:47 PM (oZuI0)

209 Greta 2020: 'put 'em against the wall!!!'

Greta 2030: Workin' the pole with Stormy to make ends meet

Greta 2040: Weighs 600 pounds, can't leave bed and constantly live videoblogging on YouTube her latest crazy political thoughts

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:48 PM (L2ZTs)

210 And "the difficult work" Kathy did. You mean lying on Page One for fame and fortune?

Boy, Clint sure did a great job finding the perfect woman to play that role. A lying, social-climbing whore.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:48 PM (ykYG2)

211 I forgot, bigoted.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:48 PM (ykYG2)

212 All I want for Christmas is for women to stop having my babies.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at December 14, 2019 09:49 PM (D46E0)

213 Bette Midler/Mick Beast of Burden is not bad

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 09:50 PM (PUmDY)

214 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:46 PM (ykYG2)

Before the editors got to it, I believe the wording was actually

"I do not believe that Kathy 'traded sex for just the tip'."

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 09:50 PM (BiNEL)

215 qdpsteve -- The last Greta, Severn Cullis(?), is now middle-aged and has a career, I guess, as a climate activist, though nearly completely forgotten at this point.

I don't know about Thunberg because I think her mom is bats and possibly a Munchausen-by-proxy candidate.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:51 PM (CcUfv)

216 "Greta 2030: Workin' the pole with Stormy to make ends meet"

*pulls ripped in 1/2 dollar bill from g-string*

How dare you !

Posted by: "Bambi" Thunberg at December 14, 2019 09:51 PM (D46E0)

217 i've dropped turds with more class [than Midler].
Posted by: chavez the hugo


Was it an upper decker at a DC hipster restaurant?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 14, 2019 09:52 PM (ykYG2)

218 I don't know about Thunberg because I think her mom is bats and possibly a I don't know about Thunberg because I think her mom is bats and possibly a Munchausen-by-proxy candidate.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 09:51 PM (CcUfv)


I'd say Mom and Pop are both prime candidates for Munchausen-by-proxy status!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 09:52 PM (BiNEL)

219 MG, from what I can tell Greta's whole family belongs in a locked ward.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 09:52 PM (L2ZTs)

220 Damn. I just thought of the mother of all "Downfall" parodies. In which actor Bruno Ganz learns that he is not going to receive royalties from all the Downfall parodies using his performance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 09:53 PM (Ol3ZL)

221 Making movies about Palis is like embracing surprise anal.

Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 09:53 PM (zD38/)

222 217; great idea!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 09:53 PM (KP5rU)

223 I believe a lotta DEMs secretly believe that this impeachment thing isn't going as expected-- especially the radicals. I think they thought it would gather momentum by now.

Meanwhile, the average American is learning that there isn't one Maxine Waters. There are about a dozen of them, & they're all over TV.

Did someone mention "adzholes"? Sen. Richard ("Da Nang Dick") Blumenthal confided this week that "there will be 5-10 GOP Senators voting for impeachment, at least." Stolen Valor also said that when the DEMs re-take the Senate & the WH, they'll expand the federal Courts of Appeal, & thereby nullify Trump's judicial appointments.

All that would take is a simple majority, btw. (I doan' wanna hear about a filibuster. They'll abolish that in their first 5 minutes.)

Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 09:53 PM (Cssks)

224 Greta 2030: Hey babe, got change for a quarter?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 09:53 PM (BiNEL)

225 Salami



Salami

Baloney

Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine.

Posted by: dartist at December 14, 2019 09:54 PM (K22Va)

226 All I want for Christmas is for women to stop having my babies.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at December 14, 2019 09:49 PM

That's not what you told me.

Posted by: Hunter Biden's Crack Dealer at December 14, 2019 09:54 PM (I99aF)

227 AOP

Ganz died, you know. He said he was saddened by all the parodies.

Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 09:55 PM (Cssks)

228 "Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine."

Give me Hamm on Five, Hold the Mayo.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 09:56 PM (D46E0)

229 Nood...

Posted by: Slash Buzz at December 14, 2019 10:00 PM (SK+Tm)

230 Ruthless People was a good flick

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 10:02 PM (rzXDT)

231 Cosmic, yup.
Also one of the first movies I ever bought on VHS.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 14, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

232 >>> Does anyone else think the Irishman movie is extremely tedious?

John Nolte has a really positive review for the Irishman, that it is looking back on the wasted potential of a life. So I might actually see it. Still love Pesci. But I am so annoyed at DeNiro and am sure his politics are is going to ruin the immersive experience.

I was definitely under 29 when the Centennial Park bombings happened. Too young to really take stock of it all and keep tabs on all the developments. I remembered the hoopla around Jewell, though I forgot his name. Am ashamed to say that when I saw the trailer I was like wait, Jewell wasnt the bomber? I had totally forgotten what really happened, the press buried the real story. Which is Clints whole point in making the film.

Wilde is such an utter lefty I am surprised she even agree to do the film in the first place.

Posted by: LizLem at December 14, 2019 10:05 PM (VjxvX)

233 Anita the redhead was great

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 10:06 PM (PUmDY)

234 Amazon Prime's got season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:12 PM (TdMsT)

Is that some sort of a ripoff of Auntie Mame? I saw a promo for the show on the TV at the hotel, and it looks like they used the exact same font for the title text as was used in the hardback edition of the Auntie Mame books. Also, the "intrepid single woman traveling through pre-War Europe".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 10:09 PM (Ol3ZL)

235 LizLem -- yeah, the press really didn't care that Jewell had been maligned.

I remember being suspicious of the charges at the time and never fully believing the official story but there was a definite press to get everyone to believe he had planted the bomb to make himself look good.

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 10:09 PM (CcUfv)

236 My washing machine decided to break down this past week. It couldn't have broken down on or right after black friday. Too much to ask. To top it off we'll have a ten day wait for delivery. So the mountains of laundry are slowly but steadily building.

But yet, all in all it makes me realize how amazingly blessed I am to live in the USA while Trump is President, the UK told the left to f*off, our stock market is yuuuge and if Brexit goes through will be even more so, the state of Virginia is blanketing themselves into 2nd sanctuary havens, capitalism still reigns supreme and I can buy a freaking brand new super duper large capacity washing machine of the color of my choice unhindered by the commie and environazis scum!

Posted by: Floridachick at December 14, 2019 10:10 PM (TzmYC)

237 Ganz died, you know. He said he was saddened by all the parodies.
Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 09:55 PM (Cssks)

Yes, I know. But the parodies probably made the film itself sell more.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 10:18 PM (Ol3ZL)

238 *american flag emoji*

Posted by: moviegique at December 14, 2019 10:19 PM (CcUfv)

239 May have to treat myself to the Richard Jewell movie tomorrow. I remember it vividly, fvck wads. So sad.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 10:24 PM (O/X1S)

240 Posted by: Floridachick at December 14, 2019 10:10 PM (TzmYC)

May I subscribe to your newsletter and buy you your adult beverage of choice?

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 10:26 PM (O/X1S)

241 FFS
This voice recognition on the phone doesn't seem to work so great. My wife is Jules. Not Joel. How the f*** did they come up with that? Anyway we are enjoying the M&M cookies and I'm glad other people appreciate them, they f****** rock.

Jules did an interesting Twist on that that should you use the new M&M caramel balls in bars and made a pan of that. It was excellent. I took some into the doctors that fix my broken ankle this year and they loved it. I don't think many people appreciate the doctors like that.

Posted by: Farmer at December 15, 2019 12:57 AM (SNjR4)

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 12-14-2019

IM Anna Zatonskih 01.jpg
IM Anna Zatonskih (USA)

MovieGique will be along later (I promise!) with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (1077)

Goal: White can force mate in 3
Hint: Get that knight out of the way


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1rb2q1r/ppppk3/4pnQ1/4P1Bp/7P/2PB4/P4PP1/R3K3 w Q - 0 1




IM Anna Zatonskih 02.jpg
Anna Again





Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (85)

Goal: Black can force a mate in 3
Hint: Open up the long diagonal


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r2r2k1/5pb1/2p1P2p/2R1nBpQ/1p2N3/1P5P/PP4q1/1KR5 b - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1077)

Paul Morphy is Black, playing against Louis Paulsen. He has the game won, but there's a forced mate that he missed. Can you find it?

Goal: Forced mate in 5
Hint: The solution involves a hard-to-see zwischenzug with the bishop

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4r1k1/p1p2ppp/Qbp3r1/8/1P6/2P4b/R2P1P1P/2BR3K b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Seasons Greetings




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Greetings From Albania




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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play


20191214 - Problem 1.jpg
1rb2q1r/ppppk3/4pnQ1/4P1Bp/7P/2PB4/P4PP1/R3K3 w Q - 0 1

Pretty straightforward:

1.Bxf6+ Qxf6
2.Qxf6+ Ke8
3.Bg6#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


20191214 - Problem 2.jpg
r2r2k1/5pb1/2p1P2p/2R1nBpQ/1p2N3/1P5P/PP4q1/1KR5 b - - 0 1

This one was way easier than I thought it was originally, so it's probably closer to beginner than intermediate:

1...Qxb2+
2.Kxb2 Nc4+
3.Kb1

or 3. Kc2 Na3#

3... Na3# 0-1


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20191214 - Problem 3.jpg
4r1k1/p1p2ppp/Qbp3r1/8/1P6/2P4b/R2P1P1P/2BR3K b - - 0 1

1...Bg2+

Bet you all aaw this one.

2.Kg1 Be4+!

This is the non-obvious move. Why move the bishop here and not, say f3? Well, because of the move that's coming next.

3.Kf1 Bf5
4.Qe2

This is the only way e1 can be made a flight square for the hing. Because there's no way to stop the check at h3. Not that this will help.

4...Bh3+
5.Ke1 Rg1#

Morphy missed this, a forced mate in 5, but won the game anyway:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. Ne5 Re8 7. Nc6 dc6 8. Bc4 b5 9. Be2 Ne4 10. Ne4 Re4 11. Bf3 Re6 12. c3 Qd3 13. b4 Bb6 14. a4 ba4 15. Qa4 Bd7 16. Ra2 Rae8 17. Qa6 Qxf3 18. gxf3 Rg6+ 19. Kh1 Bh3 20. Rd1 Bg2+ 21. Kg1 Bxf3+ 22. Kf1 Bg2+ 23. Kg1 Bh3+ 24. Kh1 Bxf2 25. Qf1 Bxf1 26. Rxf1 Re2 27. Ra1 Rh6 28. d4 Be3 White resigns

There's a good discussion in this YouTube video.


Hope to see you all next week!


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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 05:35 PM




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1 Game time

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:36 PM (ZCEU2)

2 And a hat trick again, I'll just go get them

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:37 PM (ZCEU2)

3 And a hat trick again, I'll just go get them
Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:37 PM (ZCEU2)


So... juvenile.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (aS1PU)

4 Hello fellow mouth breathers and slackers!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (WyqH5)

5 Nice elbows.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (w+Ped)

6 Those blue shoes look really uncomfortable.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (l9m7l)

7 Hmm.... puzzling.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (XzVUd)

8 Is it me, or does John Solomon look like a grown-up Canteen Boy?

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at December 14, 2019 05:39 PM (M6NUl)

9 I could see Anna pulling a Faye Dunaway playing a chess game

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:39 PM (ZCEU2)

10 Lovely dress selection, OMuse. Thank you.

The brunette in the teal dress - her dress looks like it's way too big for her. That's unusual. Usually they'll pin the dresses in the back if they don't fit perfectly.

Posted by: bluebell at December 14, 2019 05:40 PM (/669Q)

11 Anna in the first pic resembles my mom's sister. In the second pic she looks less so.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (Yl3Ht)

12 I like the dresses...now I want to go shopping

Posted by: IC at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (sYDum)

13 Anna (mind ray) Zatonskih

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (lkl+P)

14 Rarely comment on the dresses but appreciate the Napoleonic era dresses you often put up.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (ZCEU2)

15 I see a Vespa and a girl.

Did Ace marry Angie Dickenson?

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 14, 2019 05:42 PM (aS1PU)

16 Thought that was Angie Dickinson on the Vespa. Search says it is.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 14, 2019 05:42 PM (S+f+m)

17 I want to watch Anna play trampoline chess.
That's a thing, right?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 05:42 PM (I99aF)

18 Ha! I was just going to say that the girl on the Vespa looks an awful lot like Angie Dickinson back in the day.

Posted by: bluebell at December 14, 2019 05:43 PM (/669Q)

19 How many chess players does it take to change a light bulb?

One in two moves.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 05:44 PM (2DOZq)

20 Miss Albania looks quite the Romany. Albanians I've known IRL are lighter hair, blue or green eyes.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 05:45 PM (Yl3Ht)

21 Not seeing how #1 isn't already over

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:45 PM (ZCEU2)

22 Knew it was angie since she looked the same in a John Wayne movie Rio Bravo.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 14, 2019 05:45 PM (myjNJ)

23 Two chest players walk into a bar looking for the wet t-shirt contest.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 05:46 PM (2DOZq)

24 17 I want to watch Anna play trampoline chess.

That's a thing, right?
Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 05:42 PM (I99aF)


I don't know about that, but do you know what's a thing? Chess boxing. Box a round, play a few moves. You win by either KO in the ring, or checkmat OTB.

Can you imagine getting punched in the face a bunch of times then sitting down to play chess?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 05:46 PM (b7IdW)

25 Solved all the puzzles. Dunno if the solutions are correct but I solved 'em.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 05:47 PM (XzVUd)

26 The New York Times@nytimes
The distribution of shells in one hermit crab population was surprisingly similar to the distribution of wealth in human societies.

That may make hermit crabs one of the first animals known to experience wealth inequality.

-
Damn capitalist crabs! Makes sense, though. I mean, look at Eugene Krabs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 05:47 PM (+y/Ru)

27 That's a great picture of Angie Dickinson.

Kate needs to eat a tray of cookies.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 14, 2019 05:48 PM (lwiT4)

28 Did any woman in the 1950s have more than a 20 inch waist?

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 05:48 PM (Yl3Ht)

29 OMG!!!
Do not look into her eyes!!!
You can see she is sending mind waves.
**You want to castle...you want to castle**
It's a trick!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 14, 2019 05:49 PM (axyOa)

30 Morphy puzzle has a typo: "one" should be "won". And I see my "solution" does not work.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 05:49 PM (XzVUd)

31 Knew it was angie since she looked the same in a John Wayne movie Rio Bravo.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December




She rode a Vespa in Rio Bravo?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 05:49 PM (HALdu)

32 Did any woman in the 1950s have more than a 20 inch waist?

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 05:48 PM (Yl3Ht)



I had one. When I was 14.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 14, 2019 05:49 PM (lwiT4)

33 Angie looks quite fetching in that photo.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 05:50 PM (dUJdY)

34 She rode a Vespa in Rio Bravo?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 05:49 PM

How else do you think we defeated the Germans there?

Posted by: Senator Blutarsky at December 14, 2019 05:51 PM (I99aF)

35 If she rides that Vespa with the bag on the handlebars she's going to crash and land on top of ace.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 05:51 PM (2DOZq)

36 I don't know about that, but do you know what's a thing? Chess boxing. Box a round, play a few moves. You win by either KO in the ring, or checkmat OTB.

Can you imagine getting punched in the face a bunch of times then sitting down to play chess?


At Masters level it becomes Krav Maga Chess. One round of knees to the groin, throat strikes, eye gouges and dislocated joints, then play a few moves.

Whoever has to be removed by Care Flight first loses.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 05:53 PM (lD3vL)

37 I'm trying to figure out what material Angie's skirt is made of. Just cotton? It has a kind of sheen.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 14, 2019 05:53 PM (lwiT4)

38 32. 14 yr olds don't count grammie. Anyway you weren't 14 in the 1950s. I saw your picture!

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 05:53 PM (Yl3Ht)

39 Young and naive me: I hope something good happens.

Me now : I hope whatever bad thing happens is at least funny.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 14, 2019 05:53 PM (myjNJ)

40 I had one. When I was 14.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 14, 2019 05:49 PM (lwiT4)


Found a belt dad made for mom when they were in high school. 18", she was 5'6"

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 05:53 PM (lkl+P)

41 Well, cable box in hubbys room went out so he has invaded my budoir. First world problems. In other news I worked my hiney off today making more great stuff AND AND.. new AoS keychains are back! Just click my nic. And thanks as always for your support. Ace gets a cut of whatever I sell re the keychains.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 05:55 PM (dUJdY)

42 Did any woman in the 1950s have more than a 20 inch waist?
Posted by: kallisto

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My Mom. Pregnant with me, had sister 10 months after me and next sister 12 months after that.

My Dad was a hound apparently.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 05:57 PM (Y4EXg)

43 The honor guards at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier has to be between 5'11 and 6'4 and not have a waist size greater than 30".

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 05:57 PM (2DOZq)

44 24-7

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 06:00 PM (c5pD3)

45 Jewells have any AC Moore near you? Got paint brushes for cheap

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:02 PM (ZCEU2)

46 Sorry for OT but I think important -

Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT.

https://tinyurl.com/rn334n3

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 06:03 PM (Y4EXg)

47 24-7
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 06:00 PM (c5pD3)


And twice on Sunday.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 06:03 PM (t+qrx)

48 the first gown in red is Regency era, very popular romance setting

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 06:04 PM (G546f)

49 30 Morphy puzzle has a typo: "one" should be "won".

I see no typo. You must be halllucinating.

And I see my "solution" does not work.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 05:49 PM (XzVUd)


I know, you must feel like a big pair of buttocks. That happens to me a lot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:04 PM (b7IdW)

50 Chess rackage.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 14, 2019 06:04 PM (uDh3k)

51 Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT.

https://tinyurl.com/rn334n3
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 06:03 PM (Y4EXg)


I heard about the switch. I didn't hear that PDT had spoken with him.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:05 PM (b7IdW)

52 Ahhh, now I get the Drew story, can't wait for Monday's Rich Zeoli 1210am show

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:05 PM (ZCEU2)

53 Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT

==

preference cascade incoming

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 06:06 PM (G546f)

54 Think I have #2 as well

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:06 PM (ZCEU2)

55 Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT.

-
So now he self identifies as a Republican. He's a transrepublican.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 06:07 PM (+y/Ru)

56 Today we see Kate wearing an Alessandra Rich blue-and-white polka dot dress with white pointed collar and her go-to pearl drop earrings by Annoushka. Many other high profile celebs from Sarah Jessica Parker to Christie Brinkly own this dotted dress.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 06:07 PM (Dhht7)

57 I don't think so Skip. I will actually be needing tons of brushes come next year when I start really getting into working with the polymer clay.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 06:08 PM (dUJdY)

58 Melania's outfit is from Michael Kors's Spring 2017 Collection. The Floral-Embroidered Stretch Pebble-Crepe Dinner Jacket retails for $4,995. A black-tie suit, shaped, slit and exquisitely embellished. This neatly tailored dinner jacket is hand-embroidered by artisans in Italy with 3D floral sequins for luxe appeal. The matching skirt is selling for $4,595.

As par for the course, she was widely criticized by leftards for wearing sequins to PDJT's first address to Congress.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 06:09 PM (Dhht7)

59 That 30 in waist requirement for the Tomb guard seems excessive.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:09 PM (Whlww)

60 31-7

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 06:09 PM (c5pD3)

61 Watching the game now. Navy represented themselves very well this year.

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 06:10 PM (mFoNl)

62 Space Force cap:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yxrdlrgh

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 06:10 PM (lkl+P)

63 That 30 in waist requirement for the Tomb guard seems excessive.

-
Maybe it's diameter, not circumference.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 06:11 PM (+y/Ru)

64 Chess Thread Full Steam Ahead! (Since Navy kicked Army's ass today)

I would like to find the Ginger Santa Babe under my tree so I can unwrap her on Christmas morning.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 06:11 PM (Z+IKu)

65 I heard about the switch. I didn't hear that PDT had spoken with him.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:05

------------------------
From Thread before Gardening Thread.

465 @BresPolitico

Dems have heard Trump will do Rose Garden event with Van Drew next week

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 05:06

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 06:12 PM (Dhht7)

66 Jewells, how about Hobby Lobby?

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 06:12 PM (G546f)

67 55 . omg - I called it! When his own party threatened to primary him, I thought: this guy's going to flip.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:12 PM (Whlww)

68 Votermom.. I practically live there, lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 06:13 PM (dUJdY)

69 Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT.
--

Imagine the hate mail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 06:13 PM (CDGwz)

70 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:14 PM (arJlL)

71 Advanced Puzzle.

1. ... Bf4
2. Qd3 Bxd1

Now Q cannot stop both:
3. Re1#
or
3. Bf3#

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:14 PM (XzVUd)

72 Imagine the hate mail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 06:13 PM (CDGwz)

The vitriol on the phones by people who don't care that the people on the receiving end are young enough to be their kids or grandkids.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 06:14 PM (6ezlu)

73 Navy breaks the streak in convincing fashion.

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 06:15 PM (oZuI0)

74 Navy!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 14, 2019 06:15 PM (PkVlr)

75 MovieGique will be along later (I promise!) with the movie thread.

Where's James Monroe ?

Does he have a hiatus hernia ?

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:15 PM (arJlL)

76 53 - yes vmom - other donks will join him!

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:15 PM (Whlww)

77 Navy breaks the streak in convincing fashion.
Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 06:15 PM (oZuI0)

Happy for the Navy Seniors who had lost 3 straight. Bravo to both Army and Navy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 06:16 PM (c5pD3)

78
Sorry for OT but I think important -



Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT.



https://tinyurl.com/rn334n3

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 06:03 PM

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He wants to keep his seat next year. I don't expect him to actually become a republican.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 06:16 PM (JUOKG)

79 That 30 in waist requirement for the Tomb guard seems excessive.
Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:09 PM (Whlww

It's 6'2 not 6'4. My bad. 30 inch would have been really weird for a 6'4 guy.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 06:17 PM (2DOZq)

80 I killed a nice 8 point buck this morning wit me smokepole. 18 inch spread. Not bad.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2019 06:17 PM (m/IZ9)

81 Where's James Monroe ?

Does he have a hiatus hernia ?

-
He has a baby and forgets we exist!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 06:17 PM (+y/Ru)

82 The only way ANY Trump district donkey will keep their seat is to switch to R. The demonrat brand is now poison.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:17 PM (Whlww)

83 Also on Advanced (saw this, just forgot to add).

1. ... Bf4
2. Kg1 Be2+
3. Kh1 Bf3#

Hence 2. Qd3 is forced.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:18 PM (XzVUd)

84 I'm trying to figure out what material Angie's skirt is made of. Just cotton? It has a kind of sheen.

Charlie Sheen ?

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:19 PM (arJlL)

85 I wonder what his positions are on other issues. Most likely pro choice and pro gun control. If so, the Dems can keep him.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 06:19 PM (2DOZq)

86 hahahahaha! +++Good job Nanzi and Schitty!

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:20 PM (Whlww)

87 They set up a huge screen on the drill deck for the Army Navy game. It was great

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 06:21 PM (c5pD3)

88 Jeff Van Drew, is one more Republican toward a majority House.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 06:22 PM (lkl+P)

89 She rode a Vespa in Rio Bravo?

And in "She Rode a Yellow Vespa", a John Wayne cavalry flick.

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:22 PM (arJlL)

90 The only way ANY Trump district donkey will keep their seat is to switch to R. The demonrat brand is now poison.
Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:17 PM (Whlww)

Wow, this is a new wrinkle. When was the last time a democrat switched to save their cushy position?

It's usually a republicant switching to keep their cushy, no work position in the Congress.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 06:22 PM (Z+IKu)

91 I could see Anna pulling a Faye Dunaway playing a chess game
Posted by: Skip

I thought you meant Anna Puma.

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:23 PM (arJlL)

92 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 06:22 PM (Z+IKu)

When the Texas electorate change from Dem to Republican it was like a stampede to change parties.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 06:24 PM (2DOZq)

93 80 I killed a nice 8 point buck this morning wit me smokepole. 18 inch spread. Not bad.


X! Hope to see you on the food thread tomorrow!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 14, 2019 06:24 PM (PkVlr)

94 Andy that district has been conservative forever. Don't you think Donald told VanDrew: support my agenda and you'll keep your seat as long as you want?

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:24 PM (Whlww)

95 grammie winger at December 14, 2019 05:53 PM (lwiT4)

It is called 'polished cotton'. Was very popular in the early '50's. I had several dresses and skirts made of it.

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 14, 2019 06:25 PM (u5LFV)

96 AC Moore is going out of business so unloading merchandise

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:25 PM (ZCEU2)

97 Did any woman in the 1950s have more than a 20 inch waist?

My aunt did.

She had enough waist for five women.

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:26 PM (arJlL)

98 Hillary has introduced her new face. A lot of work done. It looks as good as Joey Choo Choo's or Jean Francois Kerry's.

She's running.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at December 14, 2019 06:26 PM (VNfwt)

99 90. When the House flipped to GOP in 1994 under Newt.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:26 PM (Whlww)

100 Where's James Monroe ?

Does he have a hiatus hernia ?
Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:15 PM (arJlL)


TheJamesMadison will be here next week.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:27 PM (b7IdW)

101 Andy that district has been conservative forever. Don't you think Donald told VanDrew: support my agenda and you'll keep your seat as long as you want?
Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:24 PM (Whl

Hope so. How did he get elected in first place? A terrible Republican was his opponent?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 06:28 PM (2DOZq)

102 Did Krut show up to tell us Trump hates chess?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 06:28 PM (x8Wzq)

103 TheJamesMadison will be here next week.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar

Will we have Moviesign tonight?

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at December 14, 2019 06:28 PM (VNfwt)

104 The honor guards at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier has to be between 5'11 and 6'4 and not have a waist size greater than 30".
Posted by: Easy Andy

It'll be different at The Tomb of Lt. Col Bearclaw

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:29 PM (arJlL)

105 Navy Wins

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at December 14, 2019 06:29 PM (w2TA9)

106 Hillary has introduced her new face. A lot of work done. It looks as good as Joey Choo Choo's or Jean Francois Kerry's.



She's running.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at December 14, 2019 06:26 PM

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Yep she is running. No need to get any work done if she isn't going to jump into the race.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 06:29 PM (JUOKG)

107 I played Anna Z in a quick chess (15 minutes)ntournament a few years ago. She played the Ruy Lopez and beat me easily.

Posted by: bof at December 14, 2019 06:30 PM (D6AU9)

108 Anna has some very pointy elbows.

Posted by: fluffy at December 14, 2019 06:31 PM (LP/is)

109 Did any woman in the 1950s have more than a 20 inch waist?
Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 05:48 PM (Yl3Ht)

I stumbled on a YT video series by a woman who makes period clothes who did some research on waist sizes. She found 24, 25 inch waists were the norm in the 18th and 19th century more or less like now.

They also did "photoshop" pictures for magazines and papers then like they do now for stars. It was just harder.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 14, 2019 06:31 PM (eoQWY)

110 Did Krut show up to tell us Trump hates chess?
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 06:28 PM (x8Wzq)


I picture him like Baghdad Bob, making dire and defiant pronouncements in a little public access TV studio, with artillery shaking the cameras, lights flickering, and little bits of plaster raining down on his dumb head.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 06:31 PM (t+qrx)

111 Think I have #2 as well

Don't forget to flush.

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:31 PM (arJlL)

112 Dyan Carroll was very sexy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:32 PM (PUmDY)

113 I hope Trump says at the Rose Garden: 'This is a somber and serious occasion. It is with prayerful patriotism that Jeff VanDrew made this change. FOR THE CHILDREN'

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:33 PM (Whlww)

114 Wow, this is a new wrinkle. When was the last time a democrat switched to save their cushy position?
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 06:22 PM

I recall a decent number of Dem to Rep defections in 1994. They saw the writing on the wall, and didn't want to be in the minority for 10+ years.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 06:33 PM (I99aF)

115 Hats off to the Navy team this year. Well played, squids...well played.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 06:33 PM (rBtIz)

116 1. ... Bf4
2. Qd3 Bxd1
Now Q cannot stop both:
3. Re1#
or
3. Bf3#
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:14 PM (XzVUd)


I can't see how 1...Bf4 is possible.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:33 PM (b7IdW)

117 Well, this is the year I find something to dislike more than Christmas music, and it turns out it's Christmas romance movies.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 06:34 PM (38jed)

118 I picture him like Baghdad Bob, making dire and defiant pronouncements in a little public access TV studio, with artillery shaking the cameras, lights flickering, and little bits of plaster raining down on his dumb head.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 06:31 PM (t+qrx)


Like Keith Olbermann, wrapped in an American flag, huddled in his basement redoubt at GQ Magazine.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:35 PM (b7IdW)

119 Husband said this morning that he would love to watch the dumpster fire dem convention. In July. I reminded him we will be in the wilds of Alaska in July and probably won't see any of it. We won't be back in the lower 48 until September, and everything will be in full swing.

Posted by: Moon howler at December 14, 2019 06:35 PM (zRL84)

120 Every time I move I slough off half my stuff. This time I'm shooting for three-quarters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 14, 2019 06:35 PM (179MK)

121 I think I found a two-move solution to the Advanced problem.

bishop G2! K G1Bishop f3 mate.
What am I missing? I don't usually get these things right...

Posted by: Jenos Idanian at December 14, 2019 06:35 PM (Qf0BO)

122 Navy Wins

Hip hip HOOOOO ray !

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:36 PM (arJlL)

123 116 I can't see how 1...Bf4 is possible.


Sorry. Here is the complete solution.

1. ... Bg4 ( 2. Kg1 Be2# 3. Kh1 Bf3#)
2. Qd3 Bxd1 (otherwise Bf3#)
3. Qe3 Bf3+
4. Qxf3 Re1#

more or less complete. There are probably some other Q moves but Black has two mate threats.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:37 PM (XzVUd)

124 101. his predecessor retired and Trump voters didn't show up for the midterm.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:37 PM (Whlww)

125 The Democrats convention could be good with popcorn and beer

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:37 PM (ZCEU2)

126 thanks, Oregon Muse, for that Adam Schiff bit from the Greg Gutfeld show.


Tom Schilue has been doing this for a few months now, and with the Schiff foolishness the last few years, he has a lot of material to work with.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 06:38 PM (sy5kK)

127 bishop G2! K G1Bishop f3 mate.
What am I missing? I don't usually get these things right...
Posted by: Jenos Idanian at December 14, 2019 06:35 PM (Qf0BO)


2...Bf3+ is not mate due to 3.Kf1.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:38 PM (b7IdW)

128 I see little greta has walked back her "put them against the wall" comment. She did not apologize though. She blames the comment on the translation from Swedish to English.


Riiiiigth....my a$$.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 06:39 PM (JUOKG)

129 inequality among crabs? does Elizabeth Warren have a plan for this?

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at December 14, 2019 06:39 PM (YG34V)

130 more or less complete. There are probably some other Q moves but Black has two mate threats.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:37 PM (XzVUd)


Let me take a look at this, as it's very different than what I have.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:39 PM (b7IdW)

131 That Angie Dickinson picture makes me want to scream "Volare'!"

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM (DBGf/)

132 Adam Schiff is going to be on Chris Wallace tomorrow?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM (PUmDY)

133 I'm going Christmas shopping. Anybody need anything?

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM (Whlww)

134 Well, this is the year I find something to dislike more than Christmas music, and it turns out it's Christmas romance movies.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Now Bluebell's gonna sing "Dominic the Donkey"
!



Jingetty jing !

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM (arJlL)

135 Doesn't Navy almost always win. Another day ending with the letter 'y.'

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM (DBGf/)

136 Navy Wins
Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat
----

Only because, out of civility, didn't use mortars.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 06:41 PM (CDGwz)

137 Greta's English is fine, it's my Swedish that sucks

Greta borde stänga

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (ZCEU2)

138 LOL I am old enough to recognize Angie Dickinson at first glance.

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (DBGf/)

139 I'm going Christmas shopping. Anybody need anything?

No......just...... no.

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (arJlL)

140 I'm going Christmas shopping. Anybody need anything?


Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM

Val-U-Rite. 1 Gallon.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (I99aF)

141 Better a Rose Garden than a Rosa DeLauro.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (lkl+P)

142 Army had a two year run I think

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (ZCEU2)

143 My Dad was a hound apparently.

Posted by: Tonypete
Heh, "How far apart are your kids?" "Nine months, 15 minutes."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (LOq4H)

144 Who could possibly think little Envirofuhrer Thunberg could advocate violence?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (38jed)

145 I'm going Christmas shopping. Anybody need anything?

A bottle of tequila. Thanks!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 06:43 PM (dUJdY)

146 Doesn't Navy almost always win. Another day ending with the letter 'y.'
Posted by: JAS
-----

They were still licking their wounds.

Dec. 8, 2018 Army - 17 Navy - 10

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 06:43 PM (CDGwz)

147 She is quite the rageaholic

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:44 PM (PUmDY)

148 I don't expect him to actually become a republican.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 06:16 PM (JUOKG)


So, you're saying he'll be a prefect fit for the GOP Establishment?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 06:44 PM (BiNEL)

149 My Dad was a hound apparently.

Your Dad was healthy and normal. He didn't sin like the rest of us and use condoms.

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:44 PM (DBGf/)

150 She's running.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski

---

More like stumbling or waddling but I am catching your meaning.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 06:44 PM (Y4EXg)

151 Army had a two year run I think


Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM (ZCEU2)

Three, after Navy's 14-year run.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 06:44 PM (6ezlu)

152 130. Let me take a look at this, as it's very different than what I have.


I missed 2. Kg2 whence K gets to h3 (but sacrifices the Q).

I tried all sorts of other things. For example:

1. ... Bxf2
2. Qf1

Qf1 is the only move but it appears to stop the mate ... at least an immediate one ... I assume Morphy won eventually so I assumed the mate must be quite quick.




Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:44 PM (XzVUd)

153 Who could possibly think little Envirofuhrer Thunberg could advocate violence?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles
It was a mistranslation (for real!), tomorrow, adverse reaction to the ADD meds.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 06:45 PM (LOq4H)

154 Who could possibly think little Envirofuhrer Thunberg could advocate violence?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 06:42 PM

A family with matching Antifa T-shirts is into political violence? That's just not possible!

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 06:45 PM (I99aF)

155 LOL. The Doctor usually tells the couple "No sex for six weeks." It is for the health of mom. We never cheated on that. Rosie was kept busy.

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:46 PM (DBGf/)

156 55 Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT.

-
So now he self identifies as a Republican. He's a transrepublican.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 06:07 PM (+y/Ru)


Lot cheaper than running a moderate Repub against him. In these kind of moderate districts, a super conservative has little chance of winning anyway.


And he is smart enough to read his district and know this is his best way to stay in office.


So a fast, quick net win in my opinion.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 06:46 PM (sy5kK)

157 Greta Funbags would be right at home in 1975 Cambodia.

Year Zero! Oh what fun!....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 06:47 PM (Z+IKu)

158 Speaking of Sweden, Angry Foreigner gave an interview to some headless chick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1vkMv79Qgk

It's in Swedish but subtitled. It was worth watching (only 8 minutes). I never had the patience to sit through any of his previous Swedish videos.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:47 PM (XzVUd)

159 Hillary has introduced her new face. A lot of work done. It looks as good as Joey Choo Choo's or Jean Francois Kerry's.



She's running.

-
For Queen of the Martians!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 06:47 PM (+y/Ru)

160 I would like to find the Ginger Santa Babe under my tree so I can unwrap her on Christmas morning.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 06:11 PM (Z+IKu)

_______


I'm pretty sure that's a mannequin. NTTAWTT. ;-)

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 06:47 PM (WqPYg)

161 Dec. 8, 2018 Army - 17 Navy - 10

Posted by: Mike Hammer
Some of those disgusting Military types were chanting "Four more years."So sad our Armed forces can't stand him!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 06:47 PM (LOq4H)

162 These youths raging reminds me of Nazi Germany

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:48 PM (PUmDY)

163 I love "Mars Attacks". "Can't we all just get along?"

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:49 PM (DBGf/)

164 Posted by: Moon howler at December 14, 2019 06:35 PM (zRL84)

Perfect time for Alaska, and you won't miss the Dem insanity at all!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 06:49 PM (BiNEL)

165 I still can't get a good read on whether the Dem's are going to have the House vote before the break. I have seen some reps saying they want to have some townhalls (Whoo Boy).

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 06:50 PM (hGDfM)

166 Does this new mug make my butt look bigger? *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!! at December 14, 2019 06:50 PM (EgshT)

167 >>>Hillary has introduced her new face. A lot of work done. It looks as good as Joey Choo Choo's or Jean Francois Kerry's.<<<

If I had my scrotum plumped up on botox, it would look like Hillary's face.

Check.

Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 06:51 PM (zD38/)

168 So, you're saying he'll be a prefect fit for the GOP Establishment?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 06:44

Pretty much. Looked up his voting record and voted pretty consistently Dem, until impeachment. But, as has been pointed out earlier, it's one more seat toward house control by R's. And Schiff-for-brains, Pelousi, et al, go back to minority status.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 06:52 PM (Dhht7)

169 1. ... Bg4 ( 2. Kg1 Be2# 3. Kh1 Bf3#)
2. Qd3 Bxd1 (otherwise Bf3#)
3. Qe3 Bf3+
4. Qxf3 Re1#
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:37 PM (XzVUd)


2.Qd3 Bxd1
3.h4 Bxf2
4.Kh2 Be2
5.Qf5 etc.

So I don't think your proposed line works.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 06:52 PM (b7IdW)

170 Saw a picture of Pelosi the other day and the botox is eating away her upper lip.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 06:53 PM (hGDfM)

171 LOL. The Doctor usually tells the couple "No sex for six weeks." It is for the health of mom.

---

After the birth of my third, my wife's Doc said the same thing. Then he turned to me and said, "You either."

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 06:53 PM (Y4EXg)

172 Saw a picture of Pelosi the other day and the botox is eating away her upper lip.

Those floating choppers aren't helping matters.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!! at December 14, 2019 06:54 PM (EgshT)

173 Saw a picture of Pelosi the other day and the botox sin is eating away her upper lipsoul.

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:55 PM (DBGf/)

174 Christina Hendricks has filed for divorce.

Posted by: davidt at December 14, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)

175 169 So I don't think your proposed line works.


Nope. I'll just wait for your solution ... Morphy missed it so I don't feel too bad.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 06:55 PM (XzVUd)

176 Melania's outfit is from Michael Kors's Spring 2017 Collection. The Floral-Embroidered Stretch Pebble-Crepe Dinner Jacket retails for $4,995. A black-tie suit, shaped, slit and exquisitely embellished. This neatly tailored dinner jacket is hand-embroidered by artisans in Italy with 3D floral sequins for luxe appeal. The matching skirt is selling for $4,595.

As par for the course, she was widely criticized by leftards for wearing sequins to PDJT's first address to Congress.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 06:09 PM (


Currently available on The Real Real in a size 10 for about $750, for any morons looking for a nice Xmas gift.

Posted by: LASue at December 14, 2019 06:56 PM (wMHPW)

177 I'm pretty sure that's a mannequin. NTTAWTT. ;-)
Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 06:47 PM (WqPYg)

I think your right now that I study her more......

Oh well. Either way she just has to sit still for about 20 minutes then adios!, see ya next month honey.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 06:56 PM (Z+IKu)

178 If some Democrats are thinking town halls and that means cold feet are starting.
T's mean trouble for Sloppy Choppers

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 06:56 PM (ZCEU2)

179 Was playing SSI's Guadalcanal Campaign V1.1 (from 1983) on my iMac. I used Internet Archive's emulator.

Just when things started getting interesting, the game reset because of the memory draw. Argh.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 06:56 PM (u82oZ)

180 LOL, Tonypete.

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 06:56 PM (DBGf/)

181 Townhalls are the out for hard votes.

Posted by: davidt at December 14, 2019 06:57 PM (l3+k2)

182 The woman in white needs way more back light...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 06:57 PM (LOq4H)

183 The thought occurs...if the Left doesn't consider Trump 'their president,' why should be consider them 'his people?'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 06:57 PM (38jed)

184 Well, this is the year I find something to dislike more than Christmas music, and it turns out it's Christmas romance movies.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 06:34 PM (38jed)


How can you not love a story of the struggling yet perky city girl who takes a gig as nanny to the Prince's little sister? And along the way rules the queen but rally the castle staff?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 14, 2019 06:57 PM (axyOa)

185 If I had my scrotum plumped up on botox, it would look like Hillary's face.
Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 06:51 PM

We triple-dog dare ya!

Posted by: Pudding Cups at December 14, 2019 06:58 PM (DMUuz)

Posted by: Pudding Cups at December 14, 2019 06:58 PM (DMUuz)

187 Pelosi is a creepy clown . She deserves a Stephen King series.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:58 PM (PUmDY)

188 How can you not love a story of the struggling yet perky city girl who takes a gig as nanny to the Prince's little sister? And along the way rules the queen but rally the castle staff?


Can you narrow it down to exactly which one that is? Because it seems to be all of them.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 06:58 PM (38jed)

189 That video of Jerry Nadler waiting for an elevator, getting heckled by Trump supporters yelling TRUMP 2020 is high-larious.

The elevator was stuck BEFORE he got on, btw.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 06:59 PM (4pMBB)

190 Tomorrow's Washington comPost Headline: "U.S. Navy exposed as Russian Asset; Trump surrenders U.S. Army to Putin"

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 06:59 PM (WqPYg)

191 My Mom. Pregnant with me, had sister 10 months after me and next sister 12 months after that.


There's a phenomenon among Irish Catholics known as Irish Twins, two kids born in the same calendar year.

I married one. She was born in January, her brother in December of the same year.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 06:59 PM (gd9RK)

192 davidt, Do you think they will wait to vote until after the break?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 06:59 PM (hGDfM)

193 Hillary has introduced her new face. A lot of work done. It looks as good as Joey Choo Choo's or Jean Francois Kerry's.


The Bride of Bubbastein.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 07:00 PM (38jed)

194 Good evening Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:01 PM (TdMsT)

195 Pelosi is a creepy clown . She deserves a Stephen King series.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:58 PM (PUmDY)

He'd just mess up the ending: turns out she's an extraterrestrial sea cucumber with talons, and fights Beverly Garland to the death.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 07:01 PM (x8Wzq)

196 hillary looks like chip AND dale. must be smuggling crack in those cheeks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 07:02 PM (KP5rU)

197 Miss Albania looks quite the Romany. Albanians I've known IRL are lighter hair, blue or green eyes.
Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 05:45 PM (Yl3Ht)

She could dress in buckskins, and make a very fine Indian Princess at the Calgary Stampede, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:02 PM (Ol3ZL)

198 Ladyl is in the house


Good Evening, Lady l

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:03 PM (hGDfM)

199 He'd
just mess up the ending: turns out she's an extraterrestrial sea
cucumber with talons, and fights Beverly Garland to the death.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket
Corman's on board? Excellent!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 07:03 PM (LOq4H)

200 https://www.thediplomad.com/
BREXIT Redux : The Dude Punches Back
Always a good short read

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 07:03 PM (ZCEU2)

201 I married one. She was born in January, her brother in December of the same year.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 06:59 PM (gd9RK)

Me too. My wife is ten months older than her brother (December, October). And I have a brother and sister born on the exact same calendar day, one year apart, so that may count.

Catholics. Amirite?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 07:03 PM (x8Wzq)

202 We need a before and after series of Hillary's Face.

With a caption: Save the silicon for the young.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 07:04 PM (u82oZ)

203 183
The thought occurs...if the Left doesn't consider Trump 'their president,' why should be consider them 'his people?'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 06:57 PM (38jed)

_______


Good point. They don't even consider this "their country" ... at least until it's fundamentally transformed into a North Korea-like concentration camp.

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 07:04 PM (WqPYg)

204 Hiya Ladyl !

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 07:04 PM (arJlL)

205 204 Hiya Ladyl !
Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 07:04 PM (arJlL)

Hi JT!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:04 PM (TdMsT)

206 Hiya Ben Had !

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 07:04 PM (arJlL)

207
198 Ladyl is in the house


Good Evening, Lady l
Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:03 PM (hGDfM)


Ben Had!!! How are you doing?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:05 PM (TdMsT)

208 Miss Albania looks quite the Romany. Albanians I've known IRL are lighter hair, blue or green eyes.


You are thinking of Elbonia.

John Belushi was Albanian.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 07:05 PM (gd9RK)

209 Me
too. My wife is ten months older than her brother (December, October).
And I have a brother and sister born on the exact same calendar day,
one year apart, so that may count.



Catholics. Amirite?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket
Son, his daughter, his son all born on Sept 17th. Let's hear it for New Years parties!!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 07:06 PM (LOq4H)

210 Good evening Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:01 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:06 PM (BiNEL)

211 If Nancy has the votes to pass, it'll happen before the break.


If she ain't got 'em, Townhalls and interaction with the folks back home will be the excuse to go with censure.

Posted by: davidt at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (l3+k2)

212 Mom, am I an Irish Twin?

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (EgshT)

213 Hey Ladyl!!! {hugs}

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (dUJdY)

214 We need to lay off the Jerry Nadler weight humor and switch to ones about height. I didn't realize the twerp is 5'3". Hell, he could be a jockey.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (C1Lsn)

215 John Belushi was Albanian.

Posted by: Bandersnatch

"Courage, Mother."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (LOq4H)

216 Hrothgar! {hugs} and NaCly!! {hugs}

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:08 PM (dUJdY)

217 Watching that elevator video, Nadler is a tiny little sphere of a man.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 07:08 PM (38jed)

218 On the topic of Irish twins, I know a guy, a cousin of my wife (husband of cousin) He was a twin. There were two boys born. One was a month older, in gestation, than the other. Wouldn't it suck, if you were the biologically older male and you were berthed a few minutes after your younger brother and he inherits the title and estate?

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 07:08 PM (DBGf/)

219 Update.. I got my budoir back

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:08 PM (dUJdY)

220 Catholics. Amirite?


Used to be, at least. My mother was the 15th issue of her father. Had ten kids, the last childbirth killed the mother. Married a Protestant and had five more, the last being Mommy.

It continued until my day. When I was in grade school Tommy McNaughton's mom died giving birth to her ninth.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 07:09 PM (gd9RK)

221 These elevator pants make me look at least 5'4".

Posted by: Jerry "Comedy Gold" Nadless at December 14, 2019 07:09 PM (EgshT)

222 if nadler ever needs a transfusion, i will de all gravy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 07:09 PM (KP5rU)

223 That's why Nadler the Hutt looks fat, he is as wide as tall and can't find pants to fit.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 07:10 PM (ZCEU2)

224 We had three within 14 months, but we started with twins.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 07:10 PM (38jed)

225 46
Sorry for OT but I think important -



Dunno if the Horde has seen this: Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) is switching to (R-NJ) after a talk with PDT.



https://tinyurl.com/rn334n3

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 06:03 PM (Y4EXg)

______


Thanks Tonypete. That articles says he's considering it ... but there's more recent news that he's done it?

Anyway, Rush was joking on Friday IIRC that Dems who don't want to vote for impeachment should simply switch to the R party. He'll be taking credit for this in spades I'm sure ...

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 07:10 PM (WqPYg)

226 Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 06:50 PM (hGDfM)

{{{Ben Had}}}

I thought I heard one of the central VA Reps had a town hall and it did not go as planned.

There are still a few deplorables in VA, sadly not enough. Sadly, there is apparently no competent Republican infrastructure here.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:10 PM (BiNEL)

227 I finally saw the new Hillary face. Holy Moly! It reminds me of Rene Zellweger, she had plastic surgery and looks like a different person. I mean it's clearly Hillary but also not-Hillary. She looks creepier if that's possible. All the media reports praised her glowing, radiant look, y'all!

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 07:11 PM (4pMBB)

228 Hi Jewells!
I will be ordering a keyring. I'm anxiously awaiting the order you just shipped.
Your work is simply terrific!

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 07:11 PM (Tt761)

229 {{{Jewels45}}}

Bows low, doffs hat and kisses your hand.

Next, the esteemed and flirtatious Ben Had.

On Deck: Ummm, my wife. Time for me to cook dinner.

Hrothgar, one week delay in that Book review in the Book Thread. Alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 07:11 PM (u82oZ)

230 210 Good evening Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:01 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:06 PM (BiNEL)


{{{Jewells}}}

{{{ Hrothgar}}}

{{{Ben Had}}}

{{{Salty Dog}}}


It's like homecoming!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:11 PM (TdMsT)

231 One was a month older, in gestation, than the other. Wouldn't it suck, if you were the biologically older male and you were berthed a few minutes after your younger brother and he inherits the title and estate?


If the one who was conceived later popped out of the womb first that could keep heriditary rulership lawyers busy for decades.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 07:12 PM (gd9RK)

232 {{{Jewells45}}}

Is NaCly in charge of the reunion tour prep?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:12 PM (BiNEL)

233 All the media reports praised her glowing, radiant look, y'all!

Hell, we praise Maxine Waters' glowing, radiant look.

Posted by: CNN at December 14, 2019 07:13 PM (EgshT)

234 Hillary looks like a creepy ventriloquist doll now.

Posted by: davidt at December 14, 2019 07:13 PM (l3+k2)

235 Hrothgar, one week delay in that Book review in the Book Thread. Alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 07:11 PM (u82oZ)


I await your thoughts and words, my good sir!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:13 PM (BiNEL)

236 #214
Hush your mouth.

Posted by: The racehorses of America at December 14, 2019 07:14 PM (4pMBB)

237 Read the goal and hint for the advanced problem.

1. ... Bg2+ Kg1
2. Kg1 Bf3+
3. Kf1 Bxd1
4. any Re1+
5. Kxe1 Rg1#

Not sure what happens on move 4. White can block with the Q but then Black just takes it with check and mates.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 07:14 PM (XzVUd)

238 >>>We triple-dog dare ya!Posted by: Pudding Cups<<<Good God, no! I'd never feel the warm caress of a heterosexual woman again!

Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 07:14 PM (zD38/)

239 {{{Jewells}}}

{{{Ladyl}}}

{{{Ben Had}}}

{{{ Hrothgar}}}

Get stuck in Dallas rush hour traffic on our way to Ben Had's party was a bonding experience. Who knew?

Now, time to cook.

Have a blessed night, everyone. May your good neighbors join your bacchanal, instead of calling the Sheriff.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 07:15 PM (u82oZ)

240 236 #214
Hush your mouth.

Posted by: The racehorses of America at December 14, 2019 07:14 PM (4pMBB)


Don't forget, there was a reason PDJT signed the Animal Cruelty Act

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (BiNEL)

241 Is NaCly in charge of the reunion tour prep?

I think he should be!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (dUJdY)

242 I've been doing genealogy research over the past few years. My paternal grandfather was a Highlander Scot from Nova Scotia.


It was really amazing to see these Catholic (primarily farming) families in the 18th and 19th centuries: a child every two years until the mother died or hit her early 40's -- like clockwork.


I suspect they wanted to give the mother time to recuperate (instead of having children annually and being almost always pregnant). I've wondered if it might also have had something to do with not having multiple toddlers around and maybe something to do with breast-feeding.

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (WqPYg)

243
Get stuck in Dallas rush hour traffic on our way to Ben Had's party was a bonding experience. Who knew?

Now, time to cook.

Have a blessed night, everyone. May your good neighbors join your bacchanal, instead of calling the Sheriff.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 07:15 PM (u82oZ)


We were very bonded!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (TdMsT)

244 237 (clean up).

1. ... Bg2+
2. Kg1 Bf3+
3. Kf1 Bxd1
4. any Re1+
5. Kxe1 Rg1#

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (XzVUd)

245 Hrothgar, Rep were saying they couldn't do town halls because of security reasons, ie , they didn't want to pay for their own security.

Any Rep that does a town hall is going to get plenty of heat.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (hGDfM)

246 Dammit Nad Nad!

(cables pop, sparks fly)

Posted by: Groaning elevator at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (4pMBB)

247 In my neighborhood, the definition of "Irish twins" was different, and had nothing to do with two in the womb.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 07:17 PM (I99aF)

248 Winston.. it should be getting to you Monday or Tuesday. I mailed it yesterday. lol.. I forgot you wanted each one boxed and had to go back to the office and redo the package. Glad I caught it!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:17 PM (dUJdY)

249 Inherits title and estate? What does that mean?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:18 PM (rzXDT)

250 We need to lay off the Jerry Nadler weight humor and switch to ones about height. I didn't realize the twerp is 5'3". Hell, he could be a jockey.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (C1Lsn)

A mahout on a heffalump, maybe. Ain't no horse that could carry him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:18 PM (Ol3ZL)

251 ..We need to lay off the Jerry Nadler weight humor and switch to ones about height. I didn't realize the twerp is 5'3". Hell, he could be a jockey.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (C1Lsn)



Only on a Clydesdale.

And you'd have to really hate the Clydesdale.

What's that poor horse ever done to deserve such a fate weight?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 07:19 PM (QzJWU)

252 Hi Jim!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:20 PM (TdMsT)

253 1. ... Bg2+ Kg1
2. Kg1 Bf3+
3. Kf1 Bxd1
4. any Re1+
5. Kxe1 Rg1#
Not sure what happens on move 4. White can block with the Q but then Black just takes it with check and mates.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 07:14 PM (XzVUd)


If 3...Bxd1 then 4.d3 or 4.d4 and the White king escapes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 07:20 PM (b7IdW)

254 In my neighborhood, the definition of "Irish twins" was different, and had nothing to do with two in the womb.


...well?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 07:21 PM (gd9RK)

255 I
finally saw the new Hillary face. Holy Moly! It reminds me of Rene
Zellweger, she had plastic surgery and looks like a different person. I
mean it's clearly Hillary but also not-Hillary. She looks creepier if
that's possible. All the media reports praised her glowing, radiant
look, y'all!

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 07:11 PM (4pMBB)


That glow is because Dr. Frankenstein had to give her some extra voltage to get her going in the morning

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 07:21 PM (XKWDE)

256 All the media reports praised her glowing, radiant look, y'all!
Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 07:11 PM (4pMBB)

The reactor at Chernobyl was glowing and radiant, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:21 PM (Ol3ZL)

257 Jewells
I'm sorry. It would've been fine. But thank you very much.
I'm plotting to make it to the TX MoMe next year so perhaps we'll get to meet IRL.
It's been a busy weekend for me. Lots of travel and some laser eye stuff.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 07:21 PM (Tt761)

258 Get stuck in Dallas rush hour traffic on our way to Ben Had's party was a bonding experience. Who knew?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 07:15 PM (u82oZ)


Darn good thing the navigator and the skipper were still on speaking terms for this voyage!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:22 PM (BiNEL)

259 Nadler's only 5'3? Seriously? Wow. That explains a lot.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:22 PM (dUJdY)

260 We always called "Irish twins" any two siblings born in the same calendar year, but not part of the same pregnancy.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (I99aF)

261 If 3...Bxd1 then 4.d3 or 4.d4 and the White king escapes.


I think it must be d4 because d3 blocks the white Q.

Anyhow, that was my final try.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (XzVUd)

262 What's funny about Hill's new look is that she believes the fawning.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (C1Lsn)

263 Winston, Meeting Jewells in real life is truly a pleasure.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (hGDfM)

264 I mean it's clearly Hillary but also not-Hillary.

-
Bearded Spock universe Hillary.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (+y/Ru)

265 259 Nadler's only 5'3? Seriously? Wow. That explains a lot.
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:22 PM (dUJdY)


My gosh, I'm taller than he is. Yikes.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (TdMsT)

266 Darn good thing the navigator and the skipper were still on speaking terms for this voyage!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

---

Navigator - Get off at the exit we just passed!

Driver - Okay. Wut?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (Y4EXg)

267 218
On the topic of Irish twins, I know a guy, a cousin of my wife (husband
of cousin) He was a twin. There were two boys born. One was a month
older, in gestation, than the other. Wouldn't it suck, if you were the
biologically older male and you were berthed a few minutes after your
younger brother and he inherits the title and estate?

Posted by: JAS at December 14, 2019 07:08 PM (DBGf/)

_______


Just finished reading Dennis Prager's commentary on Genesis, and something similar to this occurred with the birth of twins Perez (who puts out his hand first, but then withdraws it -- thus being born second after ) and Zerah.


This continues the theme throughout Genesis of voiding the rule of primogeniture: neither Isaac, Jacob, Judah, nor Perez are recognized as the firstborn, yet God's promises are carried through them.

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 07:24 PM (WqPYg)

268 263 Winston, Meeting Jewells in real life is truly a pleasure.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (hGDfM)


America's Sweetheart!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:24 PM (TdMsT)

269 Nadler's only 5'3'? At the peak of his fatness did he have a 60" waist and a 22" inseam?

Posted by: lowandslow at December 14, 2019 07:24 PM (4thlk)

270 I might have gotten all 3

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 07:24 PM (ZCEU2)

271 Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew, critic of Trump impeachment, to switch to GOP


ahahahaha. All the MFM talks about are the Republicans who will vote for impeachment. Meanwhile Democrats are changing parties

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 07:24 PM (XKWDE)

272 Any Rep that does a town hall is going to get plenty of heat.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:16 PM (hGDfM)


The last Republican Rep that lost here in VA-10 only did telephonic "town halls". Ain't representative government grand?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (BiNEL)

273 Winston.. no apology needed. Was my own fault for not paying attention. Plus that dumb ass I work with kept interrupting me and I lost my train of thought. I will be sooo glad when I can do everything from home.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (dUJdY)

274
Navigator - Get off at the exit we just passed!

Driver - Okay. Wut?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (Y4EXg)


It's like you were there!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (TdMsT)

275 I don't care about Hillary's face, I want to see her gunt.

What is she hiding down there.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (Z+IKu)

276 Nadler's not overweight. Just under-tall. By about 5 feet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (Ol3ZL)

277 263 Winston, Meeting Jewells in real life is truly a pleasure.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (hGDfM)


America's Sweetheart!


aww.. you guys!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (dUJdY)

278 *grins* Good evening, Ladyl !

Alas, I've gotta make scarce till the ONT, basically. Got to get over to the office and deal with some vehicle matters.

Back in a while!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 07:26 PM (QzJWU)

279
America's Sweetheart!

aww.. you guys!
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (dUJdY)


Truth.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:26 PM (TdMsT)

280 What is she hiding down there.....

you don't really want to know do you?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:26 PM (dUJdY)

281 Navigator - Get off at the exit we just passed!

Driver - Okay. Wut?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:23 PM (Y4EXg)


Dammit, who talked. The captain and crew were all sworn to secrecy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:26 PM (BiNEL)

282 I have it on excellent authority that all of the 'ettes are ladies of fine, genteel demeanor and all the 'rons are gentlemen of the first order.
I really want to make it this year.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 07:26 PM (Tt761)

283 It's like you were there!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:25 PM (TdMsT)


Ah hah! So it WAS you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:27 PM (BiNEL)

284 Nadler's only 5'3'? At the peak of his fatness did he have a 60" waist and a 22" inseam?
Posted by: lowandslow at December 14, 2019 07:24 PM (4thlk)

Wouldn't you just love to roll him down a steep grassy meadow, with a swamp at the bottom?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:27 PM (Ol3ZL)

285
Ah hah! So it WAS you!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:27 PM (BiNEL)



Me and my big mouth...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM (TdMsT)

286 Ladyl, the same goes for you.

I hear/tell of a Florida MoMe?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM (hGDfM)

287 What is she hiding down there.....

Nadler. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!! at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM (EgshT)

288 I am enjoying a Big Rock "Mindbender White Stout". Hints of chocolate and coffee. Tasty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM (Ol3ZL)

289 Nadler has a Double-Napoleon Complex.

The short dictator, *AND* the pastry.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 07:29 PM (38jed)

290 I have it on excellent authority that all of the 'ettes are ladies of fine, genteel demeanor and all the 'rons are gentlemen of the first order.
I really want to make it this year.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 07:26 PM (Tt761)

You left out an "impeccable" somewhere in there, but otherwise , yes, you got it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:29 PM (BiNEL)

291 286 Ladyl, the same goes for you.

I hear/tell of a Florida MoMe?
Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM (hGDfM)


I hear it's a possibility! If I hear more I'll let you know!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:29 PM (TdMsT)

292 Winston would love to meet you!! Hope you can make it to Texas next year!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 07:29 PM (dUJdY)

293 China Girl is an awesome song

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:30 PM (PUmDY)

294 I hear/tell of a Florida MoMe?

It can have a Florida Man theme !

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 07:30 PM (lD3vL)

295 What's all this impoochment talk? It's not in the Canine Constitution at all. We clearly saw the dangers of allowing purely political, partisan persecution of a sitting president. Sit, president, sit. Don't roll over for the opposition.

Now I want two treats and a walk, in that order.

Posted by: The Dog at December 14, 2019 07:30 PM (4pMBB)

296 I didn't realize the twerp is 5'3". Hell, he could be a jockey.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (C1Lsn)

Garden Gnome with a jury summons.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at December 14, 2019 07:30 PM (x8Wzq)

297 I hear/tell of a Florida MoMe?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM (hGDfM)


I thought I heard that there might be a band down in FL worth seeing?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:30 PM (BiNEL)

298 294 I hear/tell of a Florida MoMe?

It can have a Florida Man theme !
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 07:30 PM (lD3vL)

That is a perfect theme for the Horde.

Here--hold my beer!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:31 PM (TdMsT)

299 BTW, that Jerry Nadler height stat is from nadler.house.gov. I bet that little tidbit gets removed.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:32 PM (C1Lsn)

300 Thanks Jewells. The PNW MoMe back in May was great. Thanks especially to Nurse and Mark. Having OM and his lovely wife there was a lot of fun.
Having Bob from NSA stake us out was the source of some merriment.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 14, 2019 07:32 PM (Tt761)

301

We
need to lay off the Jerry Nadler weight humor and switch to ones about
height. I didn't realize the twerp is 5'3". Hell, he could be a
jockey.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:07 PM (C1Lsn)


Only if they are racing elephants

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 07:32 PM (XKWDE)

302 I have it on excellent authority that all of the 'ettes are ladies of fine, genteel demeanor and all the 'rons are gentlemen of the first order.


I have been to a small handfull of MoMes and I can assure you that other than the blood, vomit, and police intervention, this is entirely true.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 07:33 PM (gd9RK)

303 Inherits title and estate? What does that mean?


Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:18 PM (rzXDT)

First male born gets them. For example, the Earl of Such-and-Such's firstborn son inherits the Earldom and the estate; other sons have to be provided for in a will or in the marriage settlement, otherwise they have to get a job. No sons? Find the next closest male relative to inherit. Not everyone did things that way; some estates of landed gentry weren't handed down that way.

Prime example is Pride and Prejudice: The Bennets' estate is going to their cousin because there is no son and Darcy's cousin is in the army because he isn't the heir to his father's earldom, although he could possibly become the heir if the brother(s) ahead of him die.

A modern-day example is the Spencer family. Diana's brother is Earl Spencer and maintains the family estate, which will be handed down to his eldest son when he dies. Although in the UK in the past decades the estate is often a financial burden so a number of them are in the hands of the National Trust while the families keep the title going.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 07:33 PM (6ezlu)

304 I bet that little tidbit gets removed.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:32 PM (C1Lsn)


And disbarred. And publicly shamed.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:33 PM (t+qrx)

305 Navigator - Get off at the exit we just passed!



Driver - Okay. Wut?





Posted by: Tonypete
I believe a picture of this was posted on the ONT recently.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 07:34 PM (LOq4H)

306 China Girl is an awesome song

Just you shut your mouse.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!! at December 14, 2019 07:34 PM (EgshT)

307 Me and my big mouth...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM


Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistic Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Claque at December 14, 2019 07:35 PM (DMUuz)

308 307 Me and my big mouth...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM


Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistic Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Claque at December 14, 2019 07:35 PM (DMUuz)


I will NEVER live that down!

Will I?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:36 PM (TdMsT)

309 When Nadler lays down, he actually gets taller.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 07:36 PM (38jed)

310 what happened to that alt history space collection of stories,

Posted by: gaius martius at December 14, 2019 07:37 PM (hMlTh)

311 In Drew's defense unless Sloppy Choppers is giving up ground voting against impeachment might be the death of a Democrat run.
Heard on way to store speculating the Vampiric one might let Dems vote only on one or the other charge.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 07:37 PM (ZCEU2)

312 Wow, this Marie Callander Key Lime Pie is really, really good.

Posted by: davidt at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (l3+k2)

313 Me and my big mouth...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:28 PM

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistic Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Claque at December 14, 2019 07:35 PM (DMUuz)


Some people, nameless of course, just don't take warnings at face value!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (BiNEL)

314 Is it proper to use DAP Dynaflex caulking to glue my gingerbread house panels together?

This whole thing is NOT going well.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (Y4EXg)

315 Wow, this Marie Callander Key Lime Pie is really, really good.

Posted by: davidt at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (l3+k2)


Oh how I wish you hadn't let me know that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:39 PM (BiNEL)

316 If you are going to inherit the estate, you will get title. Not getting it

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:39 PM (PUmDY)

317 Good day's work today. Put on the Helly Hansen insulated coveralls, and fired up the snowblower, and cleared the driveway, and the dooryard to the shop, and some walking paths. Put the snowblower away, and got my shop vac, set the hose on the blower vent, and blew 4 inches of snow off the poor wretched Panhard stranded in the yard. Rigged a lawnmower fuel tank to gravity feed into the carb, and hung a battery in the tray. With some priming and cranking, it eventually fired up, and ran well enough to move itself. Got behind the wheel, and drove it into the shop and back onto the hoist, taking several gos to do it. The starter was screeching; I think the starter drive is jammed in the flywheel. I will have to deal with that. It is right on top of the engine, so there's that.

Panhard back in its safe place, I took my trash to the dump, and filled up the Suburban, and my fuel can for the snowblower.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:39 PM (Ol3ZL)

318 Inherits title and estate = primogeniture

That's how the aristocrats kept their huge tracts of land intact for generation after generation.

Second son went into the army, the third son into the clergy. They had to hope a rich childless aunt or some such would leave them a fortune.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 07:39 PM (4pMBB)

319 Robert Reich, Chuck Todd, Robert DeNiro, and Nadler go on the midget wrestling circuit. Two tag teams enter the ring, one leaves.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:39 PM (C1Lsn)

320 Is it proper to use DAP Dynaflex caulking to glue my gingerbread house panels together?

This whole thing is NOT going well.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (Y4EXg)


Superglue 12-pack and you're ready to go!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:40 PM (BiNEL)

321 I will NEVER live that down!
Will I?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:36 PM


Many Hordlings bear scars medals of their time in The Barrel.

Only two (so far, and the year grows short) are in the IYOAAA Hall of Fame, Class of 2019.

'Tis a rare distinction, indeed.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistic Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Claque at December 14, 2019 07:40 PM (DMUuz)

322 What is the Marlon Brando reference in China Girl?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:40 PM (PUmDY)

323
Some people, nameless of course, just don't take warnings at face value!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (BiNEL)


I've learned my lesson! Honest.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:41 PM (TdMsT)

324 Rut Row!!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:41 PM (Y4EXg)

325 solutions up.

Moviegique's movie thread will be up before too long.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 07:41 PM (b7IdW)

326 Okay now that was weird! All comments disappeared for a moment.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (Y4EXg)

327 20 Is it proper to use DAP Dynaflex caulking to glue my gingerbread house panels together?

This whole thing is NOT going well.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (Y4EXg)

Superglue 12-pack and you're ready to go!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:40 PM (BiNEL)


Gorilla Glue.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (TdMsT)

328 Question. Son in law wants a robe for Christmas. He's 6'4". Any ideas from the 'rons?

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (O/X1S)

329 AOP, which Panhard model do you have?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (BiNEL)

330 Is it proper to use DAP Dynaflex caulking to glue my gingerbread house panels together?

This whole thing is NOT going well.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:38 PM (Y4EXg)

I think it might be a tad chewy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:43 PM (Ol3ZL)

331 Plans for Everyone

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:43 PM (PUmDY)

332 328 Question. Son in law wants a robe for Christmas. He's 6'4". Any ideas from the 'rons?
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (O/X1S)


Stitch two together, height-wise.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:43 PM (TdMsT)

333 Well, of course, AOP has a Pan Head. Panhard?

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:43 PM (O/X1S)

334 I've learned my lesson! Honest.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:41 PM (TdMsT)


Trust is a precious thing!

But you're back on the unrestricted access list!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (BiNEL)

335 326 Okay now that was weird! All comments disappeared for a moment.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (Y4EXg)


That will happen when you do a screen refresh at the exact moment I am updating the content. Comments will disappear, then reappear. It's like a glitch in the Matrix.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (b7IdW)

336 Fux News Fired Donna Brazile

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (BqBId)

337 332 328 Question. Son in law wants a robe for Christmas. He's 6'4". Any ideas from the 'rons?
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (O/X1S)

Stitch two together, height-wise.
Posted by: Ladyl

----

Methinks the good Lady is earning her way back into our good graces.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (Y4EXg)

338 LadyL, lol. I'm flummoxed.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (O/X1S)

339 314 Tonypete, I duck into Dollar Tree once and awhile, and they had some super glue, two small tubes for a buck. This stuff is gel form, and really easy to work with. Fixed a lamp the neighbor lady's cat knocked over, and it worked fine.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:45 PM (C1Lsn)

340 Fux News Fired Donna Brazile

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (BqBId)


"Too little, too late!"

as a sage once said!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:45 PM (BiNEL)

341
I think it might be a tad chewy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


"Grandpa! The ginger bread house comes out looking the same as it went in!"

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM (LOq4H)

342 338 LadyL, lol. I'm flummoxed.
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (O/X1S)


I think your're going to have to shop the big and tall men's store.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM (TdMsT)

343 AOP, which Panhard model do you have?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (BiNEL)

A 1962 PL17 sedan. A Tigre, with the high-performance engine!

Actually, the engine is no slouch. To get 50 HP from 850 cc's of 2-cylinder engine is no mean feat, for that era. That's just shy of the magic 1HP per cubic inch level.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM (Ol3ZL)

344 Question. Son in law wants a robe for Christmas. He's 6'4". Any ideas from the 'rons?
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (O/X1S)


Bathrobe, right? No kidding, I have a white terrycloth robe from IKEA that I got for maybe $25 a few years ago. It weighs about thirty pounds and it's really thick and soft. Highly recommend.

If you're looking for saffron robes, I'm not going to be much help.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM (t+qrx)

345 Why fired?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:47 PM (PUmDY)

346 That will happen when you do a screen refresh at the exact moment I am updating the content. Comments will disappear, then reappear. It's like a glitch in the Matrix.
Posted by: OregonMuse

---

Whew! I thought I broke it.

Similar to this damn gingerbread house. I've put so much icing at the bottom of the house to support it that it looks like a 6 foot snowbank.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:47 PM (Y4EXg)

347 Ladyl, shit. Didn't think of that. I spent all day running errands in meat space today. Maybe after work one night this week.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:47 PM (O/X1S)

348 328 Question. Son in law wants a robe for Christmas. He's 6'4". Any ideas from the 'rons?
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (O/X1S)


Find a Big and Tall store for men, or a big store that has a Big and Tall section. If nothing in your area, then go on-line.

Do not, under any circumstances buy a regular length robe.

Advice from a moron that is one inch taller than your SIL.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 07:48 PM (sy5kK)

349 What is the Marlon Brando reference in China Girl?


He got fat and stopped caring about acting?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 07:48 PM (gd9RK)

350 AOP nothing is ever easy

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 07:48 PM (ZCEU2)

351 Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM (t+qrx)

Heh, he's a man's man. They both voted for the Golden Scalp Weasel.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:49 PM (O/X1S)

352 Similar to this damn gingerbread house. I've put so much icing at the bottom of the house to support it that it looks like a 6 foot snowbank.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:47 PM (Y4EXg)

Lego should license Lego-block gingerbread pans, to bake gingerbread into little edible Lego blocks. Would be easy-peasy to make elaborate gingerbread houses, then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:49 PM (Ol3ZL)

353 Why fired?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:47 PM (PUmDY)
****
No clue other than, They got tipped that she is in deep shit with Durham probe

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 07:49 PM (BqBId)

354 Question. Son in law wants a robe for Christmas. He's 6'4". Any ideas from the 'rons?
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:42 PM (O/X1S)

You anywhere close to the Beverly Hills Hotel?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 07:50 PM (2DOZq)

355 347 Ladyl, shit. Didn't think of that. I spent all day running errands in meat space today. Maybe after work one night this week.
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:47 PM (O/X1S)


If it were me, I'd shop on Amazon and read the comments/feedback.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:50 PM (TdMsT)

356 What'd Fox fire Donna Brazile for? NOT passing on valuable info to a dem presidential candidate no doubt.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 07:51 PM (4pMBB)

357 336 Fux News Fired Donna Brazile
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 07:44 PM (BqBId)


yet, Juan Williams will be back on Monday.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 07:51 PM (sy5kK)

358 Heh, he's a man's man. They both voted for the Golden Scalp Weasel.
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:49 PM (O/X1S)


Not sure what to do with that information.

Maybe a robe made of steak or something?

*pouts*

I like my robe.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:51 PM (t+qrx)

359 Lego should license Lego-block gingerbread pans, to bake gingerbread into little edible Lego blocks. Would be easy-peasy to make elaborate gingerbread houses, then.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

---

You Sir, are a genius! All I would need then is to ice a Darth Vader figurine on the roof.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:51 PM (Y4EXg)

360 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 07:48 PM (sy5kK)

Thank you! I love him to pieces and want him to be happy.

He helped me put in the flag pole that has appeared on an ONT.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:51 PM (O/X1S)

361 He was good in the Freshman.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 07:52 PM (PUmDY)

362 Do not, under any circumstances buy a regular length robe.

Advice from a moron that is one inch taller than your SIL.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 07:48 PM (sy5kK)

Army surplus store, Korean officer's greatcoat, maybe? I got a South Korean MP jacket one time. It was great. Soft cotton, but heavily padded, and very warm. You could wad it up into a ball, and shake it back out. Totally quiet, nice big pockets, but the zipper failed on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:53 PM (Ol3ZL)

363
You anywhere close to the Beverly Hills Hotel?
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 07:50 PM (2DOZq)

Haha, only about 750 mi away.

Guess I can go to amazon for ideas.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:53 PM (O/X1S)

364 Had 1, #2 thought Knight d3 then Q-b2

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 07:53 PM (ZCEU2)

365 Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM

You have a robe from IKEA? Did you have to sew the pieces together?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 07:54 PM (rBtIz)

366
He helped me put in the flag pole that has appeared on an ONT.
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:51 PM (O/X1S)


Ha! My SIL installed the flagpole bracket on my house.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:54 PM (TdMsT)

367 You have a robe from IKEA? Did you have to sew the pieces together?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 07:54 PM (rBtIz)


Nope. It was actually hanging up just outside the cafe upstairs.

It does not smell like meatballs.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:55 PM (t+qrx)

368 365 Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM

You have a robe from IKEA? Did you have to sew the pieces together?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 07:54 PM (rBtIz)

Allen wrench.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 07:56 PM (eqHr7)

369 Infidel, just checked, and L.L.Bean carries Pendelton bath robes, in sizes. I've had one for decades, and I'm sure the new ones are made overseas, but there you go. About $70.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:56 PM (C1Lsn)

370 Wants a bathrobe, eh? Go to a fancy cathouse, I mean hotel in NOLA and put one in your suitcase when you leave.

Posted by: Eromero at December 14, 2019 07:56 PM (UUkQp)

371 You have a robe from IKEA? Did you have to sew the pieces together?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 07:54 PM (rBtIz)

Allen wrench.
Posted by: Insomniac

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After two moves it will fall apart.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 07:56 PM (Y4EXg)

372 It does not smell like meatballs.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:55 PM (t+qrx)


But I bet it had lingonberry stains on it.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:56 PM (TdMsT)

373 Though hear reports Fox has gone downhill them removing Cheating Donna stops my main boycott reason

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 07:56 PM (ZCEU2)

374 Romanian Army pure wool trench coat, would make a nifty robe:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/tmwupue

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:57 PM (Ol3ZL)

375 What would be a good IKEA name for a robe?

Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 07:57 PM (MVjcR)

376 369 Infidel, just checked, and L.L.Bean carries Pendelton bath robes, in sizes. I've had one for decades, and I'm sure the new ones are made overseas, but there you go. About $70.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 07:56 PM (C1Lsn)


I love LL Bean. Their customer service is unparalleled.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 07:58 PM (TdMsT)

377 165 I still can't get a good read on whether the Dem's are going to have the House vote before the break. I have seen some reps saying they want to have some townhalls (Whoo Boy).
Posted by: Ben Had at December 14, 2019 06:50 PM (hGDfM)

Before. They and their supporters are getting joy out of the thought of ruining Christmas for Trump supporters. It won't work but they live their lives by politics so... projection.

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (7HyDs)

378 She wasn't fired. Donna Brazile cashewed out.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (4pMBB)

379 360 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 07:48 PM (sy5kK)

Thank you! I love him to pieces and want him to be happy.

He helped me put in the flag pole that has appeared on an ONT.
Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 07:51 PM (O/X1S)


He sounds like your daughter has chosen a winner there!


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (sy5kK)

380 Adam Schiff is going to be on Chris Wallace tomorrow?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM (PUmDY)

Wouldn't be surprised. He might even go on his show.

Oh!

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (7HyDs)

381 What would be a good IKEA name for a robe?
Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 07:57 PM (MVjcR)


FLÅSHÜR

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (t+qrx)

382 What would be a good IKEA name for a robe?
Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 07:57 PM (MVjcR)

Surstrommtakler?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (Ol3ZL)

383 Anna looks wasted in that second picture.

Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 08:00 PM (Tnijr)

384 381 What would be a good IKEA name for a robe?
Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 07:57 PM (MVjcR)

FLÅSHÜR
Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (t+qrx)
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KRAK

Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 08:00 PM (MVjcR)

385 Cheating Donna should never have been hired anywhere near a news room

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 08:00 PM (ZCEU2)

386 FLÅSHÜR
Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (t+qrx)

hah!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 08:00 PM (Ol3ZL)

387 CBS showing Rudolph.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 08:00 PM (38jed)

388 Nervous Nanzi has had a bandage on her nose all week. Attributed to basal cell. She is giving Michael Jackson a run for the money. Held together with paste and superglue just like her bullshit impeachment.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 14, 2019 08:01 PM (377Zs)

389 Schiff will be in Chris Wallace tomorrow. No lube.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 08:01 PM (4pMBB)

390 Allen wrench.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Metric Allen wrench.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 08:01 PM (xSo9G)

391 I'm watching Rudolph. Childhood memories!

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 08:02 PM (4pMBB)

392 She wasn't fired. Donna Brazile cashewed out.


Gave her her waddling papers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 08:02 PM (38jed)

393 Turns out it's called ROKÅN. And it's still $20.

https://tinyurl.com/wsvxzre

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 08:03 PM (t+qrx)

394 I'm watching Rudolph. Childhood memories!
Posted by: JuJuBee

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"Here's the Man!"

"And here's the Beast!"

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 08:03 PM (Y4EXg)

395 A 1962 PL17 sedan. A Tigre, with the high-performance engine!

Actually, the engine is no slouch. To get 50 HP from 850 cc's of 2-cylinder engine is no mean feat, for that era. That's just shy of the magic 1HP per cubic inch level.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 07:46 PM (Ol3ZL)


A proposal I made, back when the emissions control BS was just firing up, was that there should be an exempt engine class and proposed that any 1L or less IC engine would be totally exempt from all emission control requirements.
I thought it would lead to all sort of innovative designs implementations, and with only 1L to play with, how much pollution could you possibly emit?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 08:03 PM (BiNEL)

396 There were many raging against PDT people at the bar

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 08:03 PM (PUmDY)

397 Wants a bathrobe, eh? Go to a fancy cathouse, I mean hotel in NOLA and put one in your suitcase when you leave.
Posted by: Eromero
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We have a whole collection, even WH robes! We always take them with us.

Posted by: Bill & Hill at December 14, 2019 08:03 PM (xSo9G)

398 OMG! Ima watching Rudolf.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 08:04 PM (gd9RK)

399 "No one wants to play with a CHARLIE in the box!"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 08:04 PM (38jed)

400 Adam Scihiff on Chris Wallace's show. I know there are FCC regs on broadcast tv, but give me a break, Wallace giving a BJ on cable?

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 08:04 PM (C1Lsn)

401 I can hardly wait. Adam Schiff is so dreamy. My tongue is curling in anticipation.

Posted by: Chris Wallace at December 14, 2019 08:04 PM (Tnijr)

402 *wanders off to watch Rudolph*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 08:05 PM (rBtIz)

403 with only 1L to play with, how much pollution could you possibly emit?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Eric Swalwell at December 14, 2019 08:05 PM (xSo9G)

404 Adam Schiff is going to be on Chris Wallace tomorrow?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 06:40 PM (PUmDY)

Wouldn't be surprised. He might even go on his show.

Oh!


Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 07:59 PM (7HyDs)

(rimshot)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 08:06 PM (XKWDE)

405 Ll bean duck boots are only worn in nyc for me.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 08:06 PM (PUmDY)

406 Ridolph, the Grinch, and A Charlie Brown Christmas were the three must-watch shows at Xmas.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 08:07 PM (4pMBB)

407 Irish twins are nine months and 10 minutes apart.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 14, 2019 08:08 PM (Vf4Y7)

408 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at December 14, 2019 08:08 PM (b7IdW)

409 Ll bean duck boots are only worn in nyc for me.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 14, 2019 08:06 PM (PUmDY)

Does LL Bean make shit-kickin' shoes for use in San Francisco?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 08:08 PM (Ol3ZL)

410 chris wallace/adam schiff. pornhub sponsoring those choad smokers?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2019 08:08 PM (KP5rU)

411 Nood movie sign

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at December 14, 2019 08:09 PM (VNfwt)

412
Ridolph, the Grinch, and A Charlie Brown Christmas were the three must-watch shows at Xmas.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 14, 2019 08:07 PM (4pMBB)


And Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. The one narrated by Fred Astaire

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 08:10 PM (XKWDE)

413
A proposal I made, back when the emissions control BS was just firing up, was that there should be an exempt engine class and proposed that any 1L or less IC engine would be totally exempt from all emission control requirements.
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Hmm. I don't think motorcycles are checked for emissions. None of mine ever have been. OTOH, I know that certain have been fitted with catalytic converters.

Somehow, the thought of reverting to Fiat 850's doesn't seem very interesting.

Posted by: Eric Swalwell at December 14, 2019 08:12 PM (xSo9G)

414 Oops /Swalwell

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at December 14, 2019 08:12 PM (xSo9G)

415 Ll bean duck boots are only worn in nyc for me.


Do not work. The rubber tread is not made for sidewalks and wears flat in no time. I am not speculating.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 08:13 PM (gd9RK)

416 Somehow, the thought of reverting to Fiat 850's doesn't seem very interesting.

Posted by: Eric Swalwell at December 14, 2019 08:12 PM (xSo9G)


Personally, I understand that point of view and I firmly believe 5.7L is the minimum acceptable engine displacement, but look at the market for small cars (for example the Prius) for commuter cars and local travel.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 08:16 PM (BiNEL)

417 Thanks bill in arkansas. I have ordered a lot of stuff from LL Bean this year.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 08:32 PM (O/X1S)

418 I looked it up. There really is such a thing as chess boxing...

Posted by: RTW at December 14, 2019 08:59 PM (jJlJu)

419 I looked it up. There really is such a thing as chess boxing...

Posted by: RTW at December 14, 2019 08:59 PM (jJlJu)


#FirstWorldProblem

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 14, 2019 09:16 PM (BiNEL)

420 For a second I thought to myself "What? Paul Morphy is Black???" Then I recognized the game - I'm sure I used it with a couple of my students - and sanity was restored.

Can you tell me who the woman in that blue dress is?

Posted by: Philip at December 15, 2019 01:24 AM (4ZHZE)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T Blake)


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Good afternoon Morons and Lurkers. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Why not take a break from what's going on and enjoy the world of Pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Tucker Carlson is right. Buzzfeed is a cat website. And here is a H/T from Jane D'Oh to prove it. Good cats.

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From our friend and regular commenter, Shibumi, several entertaining links:

Spiderman and cats, go hand in hand.

Cute. Maine Coon kittens.

Kind human helps out cats when winter rolls around.

This is what Shibumi told me when she sent in her email, "Yes, I am goofing off."

Happy to hear you think of AoS Pet Thread when you are goofing off.


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He once was blind but now he sees.


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(H/T Northernlurker)

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Meet The PetMorons


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Bruno has a name now. Here’s another pic.

He loves his stuffed hedgehog and already chases the ball. He’s going to work out just fine.- freaked


Sweet looking pup there freaked. Of course he's going to work out. The Horde have no doubts whatsoever. Thanks for sharing.


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Hi MisHum,

This is Jamocha, one of a pair of 16-year-old sibling domestic shorthair rescues who've provided us much joy over the past 13 years, a few days before we had to have him euthanized.

For years now he'd had a daily morning routine of patiently waiting to fetch a stuffed toy hedgehog strategically-thrown -- preferably out-of-sight like onto or behind furniture. He'd find and shake it violently in his mouth, crying loudly and then delivering its carcass to a myriad of locations in true mouser fashion (I believe they're cousins to the Maine Coons) -- not relenting with the wails, and making them even more nuanced and intense over time (guaranteed to elicit chucklees), until one of us arrived to acknowledge and praise his accomplishment. And then the cycle would start again, over and over; I would joke that he was wearing ME out.

We could tell he wasn't feeling good recently and had lost interest in it, so sprayed the toy with liquid catnip to induce him to play. He just laid down on it like a pillow, and thus the photo opportunity. After taking him to the vet soon after, his body just kept deteriorating with multiple organs failing and unable to keep a stable red blood cell count -- even after having a transfusion.

Both he and his sister Jamaica have had chronic kidney disease for a few years. With my wife fortunately retired, she's been able to give them the nursing care needed (subcutaneous fluids, medications, supplements, etc. sometimes multiple times/day). Having been her daily companion for 16 years, his sister is clearly confused about his absence and her odd, skittish behavior indicates that she's grieving along with us (we'd read where companion pets can grieve for the loss of another for up to six months).

Being a reader of the Pet Thread for over three years had, in addition to bringing me much joy, prepared me psychologically for the decision to euthanize him and experience the grieving process in a positive manner -- so thank you all for that. -- ShainS

Hi ShainS, I'm glad you could have as many years with Jamocha as you did. As most of us here can attest to, one of the hardest things to do in life is to say "goodbye" to your pet. Condolences on your loss.


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Long-time lurker here – love the pet thread. This is our four-year-old Dotty – before and after. She was rescued from the streets of SoCal and has settled in Oregon. Cute as a button and a joy to have around. Thanks for all you do. Sincerely. -unsigned Lurker

First of all, no need to thank me. It's folks like you that makes this thread happen. What a fantastic story about Dotty. Thank you for sharing with us and stepping out of the Lurker shadows.

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Hi there--

Lurker for a few months, so much so I don't even have a screen name. Call me Roxy. This is Dusty, my who-knows-what-type-terrier-and-maybe-some-cocker best friend. He was a great dog. In his younger days he loved walks that led to picnic tables to sniff, and trying (and succeeding sometimes, with that jump) to get on the kitchen table to steal rump roasts. So smart I couldn't keep him in treat dispensing puzzle toys. In his later years he patiently put up with our new baby through her headbutting stage, and got lots of daily scratchies. Here he is doing some of his favorite activities.

It's been a month and I still miss him. A Jesuit once tried to argue with me that dogs have no souls. Bull. If God is infinite everything--infinite power, infinite wisdom, infinite love--then he has room in heaven for all his creations, most especially dogs. Anything that can love that purely and deeply has a soul. If he's not waiting for me when I hit those gates, then God and I are going to have words.

Okay, so maybe call me Karen.

Thanks for coming by the AoS Pet Thread. Dusty certainly gave you and your family joy. And as far as God and words, I'll be there right next to you.


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Delilah, at one month, repeating the invocation Borzoi girls have spoken to their people for time immemorial: "You will let me do anything I want..." - Hadrian the Seventh

Beautiful pup, H7 thanks for the submission. Although I don't think Borzois are the only breed that says that.


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Hi,

I walked my brother's 3 dogs for last 18 months, when he was working.These two English Mastiff siblings were 11 yrs old when they died.
Brutus (M) on left, Bella (F) on right.VERY sweet dogs. -Baldy

Hi Baldy, thanks for sharing the photo of these 2 sweet hearts. Sounds like you are a great brother to take care of your brothers pooches.


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Hi MisHum:

This is Charlie. It’s his first winter, so when it snowed recently I asked Charlie to come out and help me shovel the deck. So, he put his sweater on and came out, and was no help at all. Turns out, Charlie likes to eat snow, not actually shovel it.

By the way, we shaved him last summer and found a little dog under all that hair…no, really. - Boswell

Hey Boswell, how did you get Charlie to help? I sure could use some help from my K9s to help out with the snow removal here. Great looking dog. Thanks for sharing with us.


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Season's Greetings!

Here is our polydactyl Siamese mix, Sterling, from 2017. Sterling was
abandoned in our neighborhood in 2004, and we decided to take her in.
We were unsure of her age, but our vet thought she was probably 2-3
years old at that time. She was the sweetest cat and very tolerant of
being dressed up in seasonal garb (although you probably wouldn't think
that from the look on her face here). Sadly, she developed kidney
disease and we had to make the tough decision about euthanasia a couple
days before Thanksgiving 2018. I miss her every day.

--Longtime lurker JenWestin

I'm impressed, a cat sat long enough to be dressed up for a Christmas shot. Cool!!! Jen so sorry she is no longer with you. It sounds like she ended up in a wonderful home. Thank you for sharing with us today.


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To the folks who submitted links and PetMoron photos and stories, a big "Thank You". We all appreciate your efforts.

If you something you wish to share with us, please contact us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

See you all next weekend. Have a great week!!!

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1 Nearly Thirst

Posted by: Mephitis at December 14, 2019 04:14 PM (5zp8e)

2 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 14, 2019 04:15 PM (pPNCa)

3 in fact, its time for a refreshing beverage.

Posted by: Mephitis at December 14, 2019 04:15 PM (5zp8e)

4 What's that thing the girl in the top pic has on her bum?

Oh, and Army-Navy Thread too!

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:16 PM (oZuI0)

5 Loving these pets!

Posted by: Victoria at December 14, 2019 04:16 PM (sZ+os)

6 Conor says "Hi!" And also that by verified field trials, it is never to cold for a pup to enjoy eating iced vanilla custard!

Posted by: Eric Clapton at December 14, 2019 04:17 PM (BiNEL)

7 Awwww, Bruno.

--and those Main Coon kittens look like they're 10 years old.

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:17 PM (oZuI0)

8 LMAO, how did JW get that get-up on Sterling and manage to live?

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:19 PM (oZuI0)

9 If aliens made a human wear a costume...I wonder which?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 14, 2019 04:21 PM (wnsYI)

10 I'm attending a funeral a couple of provinces away so Paisley is romping with her friends in her old shelter. Worried she won't want to come home.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 04:21 PM (KHurO)

11 Pet Thread!

WeaselDog says hey.

Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 04:21 PM (MVjcR)

12 yat petzzz

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 04:22 PM (G546f)

13 Quick OT for you single morons: Christina Hendricks is available, again. "Snozzberries" has been kicked to the curb.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 04:25 PM (I99aF)

14 KTY comes home ton
I expect much doggeh jumpage

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 04:26 PM (G546f)

15 those cat shelter coolers - maybe SF will make bigger ones for their bums

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 04:27 PM (G546f)

16 Begone Clapton sock!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 04:29 PM (BiNEL)

17 Trump hates all pets

Posted by: Kurt at December 14, 2019 04:30 PM (olSs/)

18 0 I'm attending a funeral a couple of provinces away so Paisley is romping with her friends in her old shelter. Worried she won't want to come home.

==

I bet she'll be so happy to see you and want to show you off to all her old friends

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 04:31 PM (G546f)

19 How much of a loser does one have to be to spew bullshit on the pet thread?

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 04:31 PM (RU4sa)

20 Unusually, today I'm not late late on the pet thread! Yay.

But, I am packing to head to Mom's, so still no time to enjoy the thread live.

Our three cats purr hello to the Moron pet horde. Still gotta send in that great pic Milady got of all three. (Staples sticky-note to forehead.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - Joan Rivers died for truth at December 14, 2019 04:31 PM (s2OJe)

21 More Metzger cat cartoons, Christmas edition: cats sharing stories about destroying Christmas trees, planning to murder the elf on the mantel, practicing mindfulness while sitting in a cat-butt-sized box, etc.

https://tinyurl.com/w5syfu7

Enjoy!

Slightly OT: about the sidebar item about the guy in Queens with the over-the-top Christmas light show: Why doesn't he have a snowperson-sized Mr. Met with orange and blue lights?

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 14, 2019 04:32 PM (pPNCa)

22

Dancing with Dogs is a real thing?
I thought King of the Hill made it up.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 04:33 PM (4kUit)

23 Kurtzy is there to make dogeater's comments look better.

(Hope that phase has passed)

Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm fixing a tagline where the rain gets in at December 14, 2019 04:33 PM (s2OJe)

24 Dotty is adorable

Delilah has hypnotic eyes

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 04:34 PM (G546f)

25 Taking a break from a long day of multi tasking, creating, posting, wrapping... great pet thread as always. Daughter took Moose for his annual picture with Santa today. As usual he looked miserable lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

26 19 How much of a loser does one have to be to spew bullshit on the pet thread?
Posted by: SMH

99% loser
1% cat turd

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 04:35 PM (G546f)

27 I think Army-Navy is gonna have another wild ending.

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:36 PM (oZuI0)

28 A Jesuit once tried to argue with me that dogs have no souls. Bull. If God is infinite everything--infinite power, infinite wisdom, infinite love--then he has room in heaven for all his creations, most especially dogs. Anything that can love that purely and deeply has a soul. If he's not waiting for me when I hit those gates, then God and I are going to have words.

Ditto and well said.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 04:37 PM (Dhht7)

29 Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 04:37 PM (Dhht7)

--Yeesh, Jesuits.

St. Thomas Aquinas argued that dogs have souls.

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:38 PM (oZuI0)

30 ugh.. not be a downer but those idiots behind us have their dog out again.. chained up to the deck and it just barks and barks to be let in. I really hate those people. Already had it out with the dumb ass once.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 04:39 PM (dUJdY)

31 Yeesh, Jesuits.

St. Thomas Aquinas argued that dogs have souls.


So did Martin Luther, who fully expected to meet his dog Toelpel in heaven (along with the parsonage cats).

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 14, 2019 04:40 PM (pPNCa)

32 I'm hoping that "Kurt" is just a froll.

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:40 PM (oZuI0)

33 Wonderful thread, as always. Such lovely pets and I'm loving all the stories, much as they make my eyes fill.

Sweet Jamocha. And Dusty, and all those that have said goodbye. Joy and heart aches. I'm with Karen, too.

Deliah, oh that face!

Posted by: PonyTail at December 14, 2019 04:40 PM (tzZq2)

34 I'm finding Kurt only slightly less annoying than sports commentators today.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2019 04:40 PM (rBtIz)

35 Beautiful pets Horde!


Don't let the troll harsh your mellow. His week has been as bad as yours has been good.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 14, 2019 04:41 PM (uDh3k)

36 Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 04:41 PM (Lp68X)

37 Nice camo-Boobs on the doggie dominatrix......Wuffen Woofen schnauzer mit Romney................


begs for more.....................

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 04:43 PM (5IHGB)

38 A Cat Heaven would probably have Christmas ornaments.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 04:43 PM (Lp68X)

39 Dammit ShaneS, y'made my eyeballs leak. Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Mattski at December 14, 2019 04:44 PM (u6VIU)

40 Yay, Pet Thread! It's my favorite thread and I look forward to seeing all the Pet Morons.

Bruno, Dotty, Delilah and Charlie are totes adorbs!

My condolences on the losses of Jamocha, Dusty, Brutus, Bella, and Sterling. Saying "goodbye" is the hardest part of owning a pet. We love them so.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 04:45 PM (fNFgo)

41 A Cat Heaven would probably have Christmas ornaments.

And a plentiful supply of fish caught by St. Peter.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 14, 2019 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

42 A Cat Heaven would probably have Christmas ornaments.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 04:43 PM (Lp68X)


With small squeaky animals in each one.

Cat heaven and small squeaky animal hell might be the same place.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 04:47 PM (t+qrx)

43 I am so in love with Bruno. What a face. I do have a comment about him though that I beg you, please please please to take as a well-intended observation NOT a criticism. We adopted a young male yellow lab from a shelter about 20 years ago. He came with the name Bruno. We intended to keep the name. But when we went with him to training class the instructor suggested that unless we never planned to use the word "no" in correcting him (or the children) we might want to consider changing his name so as not to confuse him. We thought about it--thought it made some sense- and decided to half-rename him to become Bruin. He was a wonderful member of the family for almost 10 years. I hope you have the same joy from adopting this boy.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 14, 2019 04:47 PM (tkNkP)

44 Nice Pets Y'all!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 04:52 PM (Z+IKu)

45 "Wherever dogs go when they die, that's where I want to go."

Will Rogers

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 14, 2019 04:53 PM (H8QX8)

46 those maine coon kittens all look like Jeff Bridges in RIFD.
he was cute, too!

Posted by: vivi at December 14, 2019 04:54 PM (11H2y)

47 Loved that Dog Dance Championship! Wow.

And who says dogs and cats have no souls? They are flat wrong.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 04:56 PM (fNFgo)

48 "Wherever dogs go when they die, that's where I want to go."

Will Rogers
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 14, 2019 04:53 PM (H8QX
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^^^This^^^

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 04:59 PM (fNFgo)

49 What a great bunch of pets.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 05:00 PM (O/X1S)

50 One night, years ago, I went to bed a happy woman, only to discover the next morning that #1 son had moved back home in the middle of the night, bringing two half grown cats, Sam and Ella (say it fast and you'll get the joke, keeping in mind said son was working as a mid-level chef at the time), with him. When I threw said son out of the house a year later, I kept the cats because I didn't feel like driving halfway across town to feed them and clean kitty litter. Since I already had two cats and dogs, I took Sammy and Ella down to the bookstore where they upstaged every author who did a signing at my store and generally raised Hell for better than thirteen years. Sammy went first, a blood clot that paralyzed his hind end that could not be fixed. For the next five months, Ella made my life a living Hell grieving for her brother. I was sad when she got sick and went to join her brother, but I also considered it a mercy for her. You simply cannot explain to a broken hearted cat why after being one of two for over fifteen years, she is suddenly one of one.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at December 14, 2019 05:01 PM (TwmFV)

51 Captain Josepha Sabin, thank you for your beautiful story. Dogs seem to have a different concept of death, and often grieve long and loudly. Cats do not like change and I believe that explains their grieving process. Having experienced both cat and dog grieving, the cat behavior is far more mysterious to me.

So glad you adopted them as your own. They loved and were loved, which is a treasure.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:06 PM (fNFgo)

52 Hadrian, Delilah is a beautiful dog, and she was a gorgeous puppy! Those eyes...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:07 PM (fNFgo)

53 I don't know if it's the pollen from the Garden Thread, or MisHum needs to do better job dusting before he posts the Pet Thread. But damn if I don't always get teary eyed here.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 05:08 PM (Dhht7)

54 For years and years MIL would make a Christmas stocking for each new dog or cat that entered the family. (Nothing fancy, just a red felt stocking with a white top. She glued glitter to spell out the pet's name.) Of course we kept them all in our Christmas stash even after the pet no longer required a stocking to be hung. It's always so bittersweet to open that box and see all the stockings while remembering Christmases with each one--where we lived and when in our lives that pet was a part.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 14, 2019 05:09 PM (tkNkP)

55 But damn if I don't always get teary eyed here.

I know. Me too.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 05:10 PM (dUJdY)

56 all dogs go to heaven
(and cats too)

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 05:10 PM (G546f)

57 I don't know if it's the pollen from the Garden Thread, or MisHum needs to do better job dusting before he posts the Pet Thread. But damn if I don't always get teary eyed here.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 05:08 PM (Dhht7)
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But it's good tears, right? (grin)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:11 PM (fNFgo)

58 doggeh has 2 Christmas stockings, both of them nicer than our hooman ones

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 05:11 PM (G546f)

59 Dogs are fine--it's the Jesuits that have no souls. Were you to pick a Catholic order that was most responsible for the decline of The Church in the last 50 years, you would have to go with Jesuits. They're rumored to be as high as 30 percent homosexual.

Posted by: Lawrence L at December 14, 2019 05:12 PM (Uu7xZ)

60 Happy Caturday everyone ,
As a kid had a German shepherd puppy named Brutus, had a long life and loved car rides even from people who never saw him before though they were not fond of the experience.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:13 PM (ZCEU2)

61 St. Thomas Aquinas argued that dogs have souls.
Posted by: logprof

nice

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 05:14 PM (arJlL)

62 the cat behavior is far more mysterious to me.

Cats that have bonded to another cat do grieve when their companion dies. I've had several cats down the years who formed close bonds; usually the surviving cat would walk around the place, looking for its friend's cat bed or any other location where the departed cat slept. It would sniff for its friend's scent, sleep there, and call for its friend. Another mark of cat grieving is giving their human the feline death stare; I think house cats assume that if one of their number isn't answering roll call, the human had something to do with the disappearance.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 14, 2019 05:14 PM (pPNCa)

63 Dogs are fine--it's the Jesuits that have no souls. Were you to pick a Catholic order that was most responsible for the decline of The Church in the last 50 years, you would have to go with Jesuits. They're rumored to be as high as 30 percent homosexual.
Posted by: Lawrence L at December 14, 2019 05:12 PM (Uu7xZ)
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Can't disagree with you there, alas.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:14 PM (fNFgo)

64 Just got back from the craft show. Mrs f'd sold a bunch of stuff and Bruno was a hit. I think he was good for business.

His ears are standing up now and he's gained at least 8 lbs since that photo.
Great looking group of pets yall! Thank for the Pet Thread MisHum!


Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 05:15 PM (Tnijr)

65 Great looking group of pets this week, well every week! Such cuties!

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 14, 2019 05:16 PM (a4qVe)

66 WTG freaked!! Glad wifey had a good show. Hmm.. maybe I should take Moose to a few shows with me. lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 05:18 PM (dUJdY)

67 My sisters cat does the ole 'poke you' until you pet her thing. I saw that in one of the videos at the Buzzfeed link.

Navy is starting to pull away.

Posted by: Puddlglum at December 14, 2019 05:19 PM (/OpAr)

68 I think house cats assume that if one of their number isn't answering roll call, the human had something to do with the disappearance.
Posted by: Basement Cat at December 14, 2019 05:14 PM (pPNCa)
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Thanks. Makes sense. Looking back, Gizmo had some of that behavior after Dirt crossed the rainbow bridge.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:19 PM (fNFgo)

69 But it's good tears, right? (grin)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:11

Most definitely.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 05:20 PM (Dhht7)

70 "But when we went with him to training class the instructor suggested
that unless we never planned to use the word "no" in correcting him"

I use a sharp "EH!" sometimes followed by a clear "NO" if it needs emphasis. He already gets that. It has worked with all the GSDs I've used that technique with. It also works on our crazy dog Scout, who has been on the pet thread a couple of times.



Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 05:20 PM (Tnijr)

71 My sisters cat does the ole 'poke you' until you pet her thing. I saw that in one of the videos at the Buzzfeed link.
Posted by: Puddlglum at December 14, 2019 05:19 PM (/OpAr)


I haven't had a cat that did that, but they will enforce minimum petting time if you start petting them and try to quit early. They've read the contract.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 05:21 PM (t+qrx)

72 doggeh will poke for petpets

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 05:22 PM (G546f)

73 My sisters cat does the ole 'poke you' until you pet her thing. I saw that in one of the videos at the Buzzfeed link.

Posted by: Puddlglum at December 14, 2019 05:19 PM (/OpAr)



I haven't had a cat that did that, but they will enforce minimum
petting time if you start petting them and try to quit early. They've
read the contract.



Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 05:21 PM

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My Husky mix dog Samantha would come up and kick me hard when she wanted petted.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 05:25 PM (JUOKG)

74 58 doggeh has 2 Christmas stockings, both of them nicer than our hooman ones
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 05:11 PM (G546f)

Lucky doggehs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 05:25 PM (aA3+G)

75 My Husky mix dog Samantha would come up and kick me hard when she wanted petted.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

LOL

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 05:26 PM (G546f)

76 I miss my old Kasper but he was a goof. He was a great dog, but Bruno already seems to be smarter and more serious than the five previous GSDs I've had thru the years. Maybe I'm just getting better with them I don't know but that's my impression so far.

Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 05:27 PM (Tnijr)

77 Beautiful pets, everyone.

Oh and BTW Kurt,
President Trump signed a Federal Cruelty Bill into Law, The bill is called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, which makes intentional acts of cruelty a federal crime.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 14, 2019 05:29 PM (wiXsO)

78 My sisters cat does the ole 'poke you' until you pet her thing.

Posted by: Puddlglum at December 14, 2019 05:19

Cat#1 does that. Unfortunately, it's at 3am when I'm sleeping.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 05:29 PM (Dhht7)

79 Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 05:20 PM (Tnijr)


My trainer used what I consider to be more like a sharp "Ah!" sound, was she a trainer in the Warrenton area?

Conor makes a great show of thinking about responding to that corrective sound!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 05:30 PM (BiNEL)

80 *grabs copy of Guns & Ammo, rolls it tightly*

*smacks Kurt on the nose HARD with the rolled up magazine*


Bad Troll! BAD! BAD!

Now, go sit in the Corner of Shame.

BAD!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 05:33 PM (QzJWU)

81 78 My sisters cat does the ole 'poke you' until you pet her thing.

Posted by: Puddlglum at December 14, 2019 05:19

Cat#1 does that. Unfortunately, it's at 3am when I'm sleeping.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay



She'll wait till I lay down on the couch, jump up, and then just start poking me until I pet her. If I stop, the poking commences until my duty has been completed. I am just the staff after all.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 05:33 PM (/OpAr)

82 Now, go sit in the Corner of Shame.

BAD!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 05:33 PM (QzJWU)



WAIT




get the cone

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 05:33 PM (t+qrx)

83 lol @ Jim.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 05:34 PM (dUJdY)

84 I have had a cat poke me to remind me like that.

I have also had a drink from the squirt bottle cat. I adopted him to pair up with a 15 year old cat as a kitten and sometimes he got too wild for her. When I tried squirting him he decided he liked it and for the 17 years of his life I would have to squirt him in the mouth as a treat every so often.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 14, 2019 05:35 PM (eoQWY)

85 76 I miss my old Kasper but he was a goof. He was a great dog, but Bruno already seems to be smarter and more serious than the five previous GSDs I've had thru the years. Maybe I'm just getting better with them I don't know but that's my impression so far.
Posted by: freaked at December 14, 2019 05:27 PM (Tnijr)


Although same breed dogs share many of the same traits, they are completely different. Just like my 3 kids.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 05:35 PM (aA3+G)

86 I am just the staff after all.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 05:33 PM (/OpAr)
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Having never owned cats before, with our first cat we were made to quickly realize the new pecking order. And we were not at the apex!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:36 PM (fNFgo)

87 Pet Thread. A weekend highlight.
I said "a" highlight. There may be others.

Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 05:36 PM (2xrSH)

88 That photo up top is just so sweet. And true.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:36 PM (fNFgo)

89 Ahh, corn and beans, nice to remember them that way, very sweet.

Posted by: PonyTail at December 14, 2019 05:37 PM (tzZq2)

90 Quick OT for you single morons: Christina Hendricks is available, again. "Snozzberries" has been kicked to the curb.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 04:25 PM (I99aF)

I am ready, willing, and able to console her if she can support me in the style to which I would like to become accustomed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (Ol3ZL)

91 Trump hates Obama eats all pets
Posted by: Kurt at December 14, 2019 04:30 PM (olSs/)

FIFY, Krut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 05:39 PM (Ol3ZL)

92 What kind of retard trolls a pet thread?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 05:40 PM (/OpAr)

93 What kind of retard trolls a pet thread?
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 14, 2019 05:40 PM (/OpAr)
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A needy one, who is hung up on Mis Hum for some reason.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (fNFgo)

94 our twenty-pound Godknowswhat little bulldog who's a perpetual motion machine got caught between our two side-yard gates this AM (it's kind of a mantrap arrangement, we've got some storage in there) and proceeded to dig herself under the fence and out into the driveway, then sit there barking and whining trying to figure out how to get back IN to the yard.

So I am now sitting here typing instead of (a) fixing the inner gate latch so that neither rain nor wind nor gloom of night will permit her to get past the inner gate and (b) filling the hole she dug. Both of those things need to be done in the next hour.

But you have to admire her initiative, and the fact that she didn't disappear across town or forever.

Posted by: JEM at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (8erNz)

95 Northernlurker,

Paisley is sitting, waiting by the gate and wondering when you will come back.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (Lqy/e)

96 Six Pound Kitty (Bonnie), is on my lap and having absolutely INSANE affection attacks on my hands.

This would be due to my recent de-boning of a couple pounds of cooled-off chicken, that I'd just simmered in the pot for four hours.

Doesn't matter how much I wash my hands with Dawn, she's still going to detect all that chicken fat that worked it's way into my skin.

She goes nuts. It's like my hands are made out of the purest catnip.

Goofy kitty. How can you not love a six-pound bundle of goof and long black fur?

Ten years old, and she still has a very kitten-y cuteness, too.

Smart, sneaky and fast. You've gotta watch for her at the front door, EVERY time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (QzJWU)

97 91 17

Even bad pets dislike trolls!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 05:42 PM (BiNEL)

98 with our first cat we were made to quickly realize the new pecking order. And we were not at the apex!

My Casey definitely knows he was named for a baseball manager rather than a rookie.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 14, 2019 05:42 PM (pPNCa)

99 Obama eats all pets

Wasn't that broadcast in French before our forces went into Syria?

Posted by: JEM at December 14, 2019 05:43 PM (8erNz)

100 Obama eats all pets



Wasn't that broadcast in French before our forces went into Syria?


Posted by: JEM at December 14, 2019 05:43 PM

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That or John has a long mustache.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 05:44 PM (JUOKG)

101 Posted by: JEM at December 14, 2019 05:41 PM (8erNz)

Glad you are lucky enough to have such a smart pup!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 14, 2019 05:45 PM (BiNEL)

102 Thanks MisHum and all the commenters!

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 05:47 PM (WqPYg)

103 She goes nuts. It's like my hands are made out of the purest catnip.


_______



One of our cats went crazy for plastic bags in a similar manner. I did an interwebs search to see if this was common, and apparently it does occur with some cats. I think there's maybe some animal (cow?) fat that may be used in the manufacture of plastic bags or something. Definitely made me laugh each time, but wouldn't leave the cat alone until it lost interest out of fear of accidentally managing to suffocate itself.

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 05:50 PM (WqPYg)

104 I am ready, willing, and able to console her if she can support me in the style to which I would like to become accustomed.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (Ol3ZL)

AOP, I don't think I'd be able to fully support her. I'd just have to work on what to support.

Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 05:50 PM (2xrSH)

105 I am ready, willing, and able to console her if she can support me in the style to which I would like to become accustomed.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (Ol3ZL)

Hey, this is not that kind of pet thread

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 05:52 PM (G546f)

106 90
Quick OT for you single morons: Christina Hendricks is available, again. "Snozzberries" has been kicked to the curb.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 04:25 PM (I99aF)



I am ready, willing, and able to console her if she can support me in the style to which I would like to become accustomed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 05:38 PM (Ol3ZL)

________

I believe she could comfortably support both you AND me in the style to which we would like to be accustomed.

Posted by: ShainS at December 14, 2019 05:53 PM (WqPYg)

107 Ok, time to ogle the chess babe. Bye, pets!

Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 05:54 PM (2xrSH)

108 Bruno already seems to have the right attitude about things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 14, 2019 05:56 PM (ycWCI)

109 I said this Prayer to St Francis for many weeks while Lucy was ill. There is no doubt animals have souls. Please read to the end.

aint Francis of Assisi, for our Animal Friends

Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have.

(Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer).

Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures. From our souls to theirs goodness flows, touching each of us with the reflection of Your love. Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with us, and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures. Give him the power to watch over our animal friends until they are safely with You in eternity, where we someday hope to join them in giving You honor forever. Amen.

(You can make this a Novena for a sick pet, by praying this prayer for 9 consecutive days

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 14, 2019 06:00 PM (PkVlr)

110 == I think there's maybe some animal (cow?) fat that may be used in the manufacture of plastic bags or something.==

That's an interesting observation I had not considered. Our cat Robinson goes after the clear plastic or cellophane windows on envelopes. He drags the envelopes out of the recycling bin and chews and rips and crunches the plastic part. If the envelope is just paper he has no interest whatsoever.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 14, 2019 06:02 PM (tkNkP)

111 That's an interesting observation I had not considered. Our cat Robinson goes after the clear plastic or cellophane windows on envelopes. He drags the envelopes out of the recycling bin and chews and rips and crunches the plastic part. If the envelope is just paper he has no interest whatsoever.
Posted by: corn and beans at December 14, 2019 06:02 PM (tkNkP)


It's the crinkling sound. Drives 'em mad.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 06:04 PM (t+qrx)

112 What a great thread, and a fabulous showing of Horde pets!!!

Thanks Mis Hum and all you who contributed!!

Posted by: Moki at December 14, 2019 06:05 PM (mFoNl)

113 You can make this a Novena for a sick pet, by praying this prayer for 9 consecutive days
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 14, 2019 06:00 PM (PkVlr)
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Thanks, Nurse!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 14, 2019 06:07 PM (fNFgo)

114 President Trump signed a Federal Cruelty Bill into Law, The bill is called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, which makes intentional acts of cruelty a federal crime.
Posted by: redridinghood at December 14, 2019 05:29 PM (wiXsO)

Fortunately, trolls are not protected by this law.
We can spindle, torture, and mutilate them at will.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 06:55 PM (Ol3ZL)

115 Late to the party. I'm sure glad I came in, anyway. The dog dancing was worth the trip itself.

So many Morons are missing beloved pets it makes me sad. But then I think of all the joy they brought and feel a bit better. These critters were privileged to have been loved by a member of The Horde.

Thanks, all...and especially you, MisHum.

Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 07:09 PM (XxJt1)

116 Thank you, nurse, for the novena. I hope it works on guinea pigs.

Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 07:13 PM (XxJt1)

117 Thanks for the comments. Sterling was a wonderful addition to our family. At one point she was the eldest of the four cats we had, now we are down to three. She was amazingly tolerant when it came to putting hats on her, but I still had to be quick to snap a picture before she swatter it off of her head.

Posted by: Jen Westin at December 14, 2019 07:50 PM (gAn7d)

118 They are not gone from us only drawn closer to you....thank you so very much, it is a consolation.

Posted by: Judith at December 14, 2019 11:37 PM (ax1Ah)

119 Misanthropic Humanitarian - Thank you for the weekly thread and for posting the pic. Have a great Sunday.

Posted by: Baldy at December 15, 2019 01:41 AM (+EDVk)

Saturday Gardening And Puttering Thread [KT]

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Hello, gardeners, putterers, photographers and admirers. Above, some real, outdoor-grown poinsettias, from motionview.

Christmas in rural San Diego county, poinsettias in bloom to the sound of frogs croaking(?!).

Today, our puttering segment is centered on photography.

From By-Tor, a hawk, adapting to civilization.

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From a Friend of The Horde, some water droplets:

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Plus Mussels and Barnacles:

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Seed Catalogs

The rains have started here in California. Time to think about some fall-planted flowers. The kind that need some chill to sprout most successfully. Like larkspur.

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The summary above was linked at Johnny's, where this really interesting summer squash was bred. Zephyr. It has some winter squash in its background. Keeps well in the fridge. Firmer than most zucchini. Nice flavor.

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Have you picked out any seeds or plants for your garden yet?

Gardens of The Horde

Quercus John has an offer for The Horde:

I was doing some tree trimming a few weeks ago and had to cut quite a few low hanging branches of one of my favorite trees, blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica). It's a straggly tree only fit for firewood, but it does have one endearing feature: the young leaves in the spring are bright red, not green. This flush only lasts a week or so, but is always great to see. Here is a photo I took a few years ago.

Finally, I did collect a lot of acorns, so if anyone is interested in growing their own, please let me know and I'll send you some.

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From Admirale's Mate, a reminder that it's not officially winter yet. "Why it's called Fall".

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Le Garde Vieux sent in a photo of the last hibiscus of the season. Probably a native one, or a hybrid of a native.

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From Wee Kreek Farm Girl, in the desert:

Another weird and wonderful thing happened in the garden last week. I received an African Aloe from a friend about 10 years ago, and it is probably the most expensive plant that I have, it has doubled in height over the years and this year it has decided to bloom. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but it is about 5 feet tall and the trunk is quite unique. When I got the plant the gentleman said to not plant it next to anything that would receive a lot of water as they are greedy for water and will take all they can and it will rot them. So I am stingy with the water. I didn't know it would bloom, I have other aloes that do but wasn't sure that a tree aloe would bloom as well. I know there are many kinds of African tree aloes and I am not sure which kind I have but I love it. I do protect it from frost by throwing a pillow case over the top when it is going to be below 32 degrees.

We will be waiting to see if those blooms open.

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You can see that the aloe has a trunk here:

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Here is a Christmas Cactus in an unusual color from Lady Cutekitten

This is our Xmas cactus, Big Yellow, last week. This week it has 2 buds on every branch. In 8 years or so, I've never fertilized it. Our water is very hard, lots of minerals. I think that's why we get such good blooms w/o fertilizer.

My dad made the little wooden box under the branches; he was from Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and liked the intricate hex signs.

It was a rooted cutting in a small pot. No buds. But I needed a Xmas cactus so I bought it for $1 and it grew up to be yellow! How it ended up at the big-box store I don't know. Big boxes around here normally only carry pink, white, red, and, rarely, orange.

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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.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 12:59 PM




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1 Good afternoon Greenthumbs

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 01:03 PM (ZCEU2)

2 So the wife asked what I was planning for my little greenhouse. Well as it has held up through the toughest windstorm probably will get it can stay up until early spring and will try to see if it helps plants getting going. If not it can all go to the scrap yard.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 01:06 PM (ZCEU2)

3 And I read the content.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at December 14, 2019 01:06 PM (w7U7L)

4 Nice shot of the bird.

Probably don't have any rabbit or tree rat problems around there.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 01:07 PM (d0J2R)

5 Some relatives used to live at San Diego and had Poinsettias growing by a window. Beautiful every Christmas!

Mine is getting redder and redder. I can now see the little flower buds forming.

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 01:12 PM (gP/Z3)

6 Q. John (cute nic, BTW)
The foresters like to say the only thing blackjack oak is good for is making charcoal. Heh.

Posted by: MarkY at December 14, 2019 01:13 PM (i022r)

7 this is the time of year to start "winter sowing" - planting seeds in plastic milk jugs and setting them outside to grow into fantastic plants

there's an old site called wintersown.org about it

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 01:13 PM (G546f)

8 Thanks for the most inspirational pictures! A very nice lift from a grey mid-Atlantic day with misting rain for the past two days, and nasty traffic with plenty of orange traffic cones everywhere (our State's symbol).

Posted by: RM at December 14, 2019 01:13 PM (U3LtS)

9 Pretty pictures, but if those are barnacles they're some weird subspecies.

These are barnacles:

http://bit.ly/2YJmAmR

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 01:14 PM (gd9RK)

10 Last spring we had a bit of a rabbit issue. Some Owls moved in no more rabbit issue.

The owls moved on to feral cats and later to domestic cats who made to much noise while "enjoying their evening".

Made gardening much easier tho did have to explain to the newly cat less families why when you live rural its a really bad idea to leave your pets out at night.

Posted by: Big V at December 14, 2019 01:18 PM (B06Zw)

11 Great photos as always.

Our Christmas cactus continues to develop their deep red blossoms. Just gorgeous.

Posted by: JTB at December 14, 2019 01:19 PM (7EjX1)

12 The photos of the gardens of the Horde are just beautiful.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 01:21 PM (TdMsT)

13 Love the picture of the hawk.

We have one that has used our back yard as a hunting preserve. It's taken more than a few doves the last couple of years.

Wish I had something to contribute, but, things have gone dormant here and other than cutting back crape myrtles and various trees, not much going on.

It's been nice, though, in that we've had enough rain for me to turn off our sprinklers.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 14, 2019 01:21 PM (WEBkv)

14 Thinking of trying to grow cherry tomatoes under my T8 shop lights this winter but I keep reading about LED grow lights. I wonder if they're really that much better. Plants under the T8s do pretty well already.

Posted by: dartist at December 14, 2019 01:21 PM (K22Va)

15 I am lined up with a tree service guy to get 2 dead trees cut down plus dead limb removal on 3 old elms and a russian olive that was struck by lightning a couple years ago and has 2 large dead main branches as a result. He won't come until after Christmas but it feels so good to have made arrangements to take care of this. On the puttering front I am cleaning the horse pens mostly with the little tractor. If I get this project finished and it is not snowing perhaps I'll put up some outdoor xmas lights. If it is snowing perhaps I'll put up the tree this year, if I skip it too much we'll stop doing it at all but w/o kiddos or grands or even a younger cat that gets intrigued its hard to get myself motivated to do it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 14, 2019 01:22 PM (n4y+3)

16 Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 01:14 PM

Love your barnacle.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 01:23 PM (BVQ+1)

17 The scene sent in by Admirale's Mate is really beautiful. Hope that the pool didn't get all full of leaves.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 01:26 PM (BVQ+1)

18 Our first seed catalog, from Jung, arrived this week. We may not have much of a garden this year but that doesn't keep me from thinking about the future.

Posted by: JTB at December 14, 2019 01:27 PM (7EjX1)

19 Meteorological winter started on 1 December.

Posted by: Don at December 14, 2019 01:27 PM (CT2ag)

20 One of the best things about Wee Kreek Farm Girl's photos of the aloe is the setting for the plant. So much interesting stuff.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 01:28 PM (BVQ+1)

21 I have a bunch of arugula seed. Think I'm going to cast it about wildly.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 01:29 PM (BVQ+1)

22 7 ... "this is the time of year to start "winter sowing" - planting seeds in plastic milk jugs and setting them outside to grow into fantastic plants

there's an old site called wintersown.org about it."

votermom, Thanks for that reference. I've got it bookmarked for later reading. Even if it's a process we don't pursue, it looks interesting.

Posted by: JTB at December 14, 2019 01:32 PM (7EjX1)

23 Awesome thread. I don't have a garden right now, but I am always partial to trees and bushes that put out.

Before we moved, I had several prolific producing high bush blueberry bushes, several apple trees, cherry trees, plum trees, raspberries, grapes.

This thread makes me realize I miss that.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 14, 2019 01:33 PM (1CjJc)

24 Well, KT, almost exactly three years ago I posted this excerpt about fantasizing over seed catalogues from Betty MacDonald's The Egg and I -- A delightful book about a woman who's husband decided to give up his insurance career and become a chicken farmer, which he was much better suited for, and she to be a farmwife, a role for which she admits she was completely unsuited.

(Three years passed really fast)



I think seed catalogues are the most exciting things there are. And I think seed companies are the most generous, for they never question your motives when you write for their catalogues. By looking at the return address in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope they could have seen that I lived in the vicinity of the "most westerly tip of the United States," and yet they never hedged about sending me gorgeously illustrated catalogues mostly devoted to tropical plants with thrilling pictures of orange trees in full fruit and bloom, lemon trees, magnolias, avocados, peppers and other brilliantly colored warm-sounding names like Canna, Iberian Fire Lily, Mexican Flame Flower, African Daisy. On gray soggy November days I pored over last year's catalogues and after an hour or two I could look out at the squishy landscape without shivering, for I could almost hear the hum of bees, feel the Summer heat and see the yard wallowing in tropical glory.

When the new catalogues came in the Spring I devoured them and with a pencil and paper made lists, which usually totaled around $279 and had to be slashed and slashed. At last I ordered my seeds and spent days rigid with expectancy. I always bought against my better judgement some of the flame-fire-veldt type of plants from a little known semitriopcal seed company which invariably substituted Nasturtiums for Belgian Congo Moon Glow Blooms ("often attaining a size of two feet in diameter")--California poppies for East Indian Pompoms and never put in more than three seeds to a package. They were not very honest, but I could warm my hands over the pictures in the catalogues.

Bob, who had already ordered and received all of his seeds weeks before from a well-known local firm, listened resignedly to my feverish accounts of the front yard exploding with Flame Flowers, gourds and monstrous Congo Roses, the fences completely hidden by "Unusual Annuals"; then dug a trench the full length of the vegetable garden, filled it with chicken manure, rich brown earth and sweet peas.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 01:35 PM (1glZx)

25 JTB it can be a lot of fun

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 01:37 PM (G546f)

26 Loved the Hawk picture, but as far as adapting to urban life, the "Dutch Harbor Pigeons" in Alaska (i.e. Bald Eagles) can be seen on every lamp post in many coastal towns.

Posted by: DannyG at December 14, 2019 01:37 PM (yuYaD)

27 Why Flounder, I hope that was not a Weinstein joke!

Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 01:38 PM (1glZx)

28

"Mussels & Barnacles " look more like a horrendous STD than any GARDEN denizen..............perhaps excepting the HORNY GARDEN GNOME....touch me if you can....................

Arboretum es manky....

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 01:42 PM (5IHGB)

29 Nope, just garden variety moron.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 14, 2019 01:42 PM (1CjJc)

30 another thing you can do this season is get your spring garden soil ready by layering newspapers and such on top of the ground


Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 01:42 PM (G546f)

31 I'm getting in to bonsai, and specifically yamadori (specimens collected from the field). I'm fortunate to have about 3 acres of deep, mature forest behind my house, some of which is mine, some of which is neighborhood common land. Among the species to be found there are American hornbeam and beech. I've identified a dozen young trees for extraction and trunk chopping, and am preparing the pots into which they'll go. The plan is to put them in the pots in mixed bonsai / native soil, wrap them in a dark plastic bag for a couple of months (in lieu of a greenhouse), and let them acclimate to the shock of being dug up and having their roots severely pruned. After that, the dark bag will be replaced with a light one for another couple of months. Finally, I'll remove the bags, and move them into a shady location in the yard for the summer and fall.

The expectation is that they'll have a huge burst of new leaves and branches this summer. After a year or two, this will be trimmed, and the styling of the trees can begin. I anticipate at least three trunk chops to attain good root taper. Alas, I doubt I'll live long enough to get a truly good tree out of them, but who knows? Regardless, my kids could inherit them, and they've already shown the inclination.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 01:45 PM (T6t7i)

32 I think it is too late to do a winter till and plant oats for my cover crop. I might still if the ground is dry enough tomorrow.

Otherwise I have to get by with the weeds that are already on it. Again.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 01:46 PM (1glZx)

33 this winter, I also have promised to help a friend with grafting Asian pear onto a tree he has in his yard. He has the golden type that is a good storer but not sweet and juicy.

I grafted my GF's Asian pear last winter, it was the same golden type that she doesn't like much, but it turns out I grafted off an identical tree from someone else's yard. I was fortunate, though, the damned doe that was eating my tomatoes ate the grafts too, so I get to do it all over.

Hopefully with the right scion source this time.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 01:52 PM (1glZx)

34 Last fall, I planted some very large containers with various bulbs, covered them with chickenwire to keep squirrels out and enjoyed the blooms this spring.

The tulips were especially pretty-- purples and white-- but, alas, I didn't take pictures.

I let the foliage die back, left the wire in place and have not transplanted any of them. Hope they're pretty again next spring when I'll have the time to enjoy *and* take pictures for the Garden Thread!

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 01:52 PM (gP/Z3)

35 People must have lives or something... Christmas shopping, decorating, baking...

On topic:

I've never been successful with Christmas Cactus. This house probably doesn't get enough light, so not trying. They sure are attractive, though!

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 02:02 PM (gP/Z3)

36 A gardening thread for most in Winter is like Caribbean catalogs ...almost beats PORN.

Close it up till May.................and use the space for Democrat Ads (BIG BUCKS ACE!!!)

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 02:05 PM (5IHGB)

37 Kindltot at December 14, 2019 01:52 PM

Not everyone thinks they're lucky when a doe eats their grafts.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 02:11 PM (BVQ+1)

38 Kindltot at December 14, 2019 01:35 PM

That's some great prose. And there ARE some catalogs like that. Heh.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 02:15 PM (BVQ+1)

39 My Broad Wing Hawks are to camera shy, But next spring will keep trying

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 02:16 PM (ZCEU2)

40 pep at December 14, 2019 01:45 PM

What an interesting project! I have never considered starting bonsai except from a seedling or from a nursery plant.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 02:17 PM (BVQ+1)

41 Coming into the thread a bit late, thanks for the picture posting and kind comments on the poinsettias. We're just back from Wreaths Across America, where kids (mine is in American Heritage Girls) lay live wreaths on the grave markers of veterans. A great way to remember our honored fallen and to teach a younger generation of the sacrifices other have made for them.

Posted by: motionview at December 14, 2019 02:20 PM (pYQR/)

42 40
pep at December 14, 2019 01:45 PM



What an interesting project! I have never considered starting bonsai except from a seedling or from a nursery plant.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor


Yeah, the big advantage, of course, is that your plants have had a long time in the ground to grow. Since two of the goals are a thick trunk and nice surface roots (nebari), this is a good way to do it if you don't plan to live to 200 years.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 02:21 PM (T6t7i)

43 If you want to see bald eagles around here, all you have to do is go to the dump.

I took a couple of love seats to the top of the landfill and there were 3 of them just hanging out on posts looking for rodents, I suppose.

Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 02:22 PM (d0J2R)

44 I loved the red tailed hawk. My grandson and I had the opportunity to see one swoop down and grab a squirrel. I thought he was going to cry, but he said "Just like wild kratts" and was fine with it. The hawk flew off with his prey.

Posted by: CN at December 14, 2019 02:27 PM (U7k5w)

45 KT - do we have info on what type of device was used to capture each image? i.e. smartphone or actual camera? All the pictures are impressive.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 02:27 PM (QHIPb)

46 kallisto - poinsettias with a Pixel 3.

Posted by: motionview at December 14, 2019 02:33 PM (pYQR/)

47 kallisto at December 14, 2019 02:27 PM

I think the hawk, water droplets and sea critters were taken with cameras. Might be able to get the model of the camera for the hawk.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 02:47 PM (BVQ+1)

48 Squash blossoms dipped in egg batter and fried. Yum! Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2019 02:49 PM (VqhL9)

49 My garden is all dry black sticks right now. Birds are in the back eating honeysuckle berries. My parents have some bold chipmunks right now, and a 12-point whitetail buck cruisin' through with his wimmens.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 14, 2019 02:49 PM (W+kMI)

50 The first wish book to arrive here was from Pinetree. I ordered some indoor mushroom kits for gifts.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 14, 2019 02:50 PM (dH/BH)

51 Heidi has a Harris Hawk. Hanging out where she works. Theres construction in the lot next door so small animals are being displaced. She has found bunny legs on her walks at lunch.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2019 02:52 PM (VqhL9)

52 OT: Christopher R. Taylor made Instapundit (Ed Driscoll post)

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/351431/#respond

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 14, 2019 02:53 PM (m2EfB)

53 Had a hawk pop into the backyard at the cardboard box this week. He was chowing down on a pigeon.

Hoping he hangs around the neighborhood.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 14, 2019 02:54 PM (ttGCl)

54 36 - saf - you do know there are parts of the country where morons can garden year round?

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 02:59 PM (QHIPb)

55 48 - first and only time I had that was at my aunt's in Italy.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 03:01 PM (QHIPb)

56 46. the image quality on smartphone pics is amazing.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 03:03 PM (QHIPb)

57 Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2019 02:49 PM

Fried squash blossom are a good way to use extra male blossoms. Or you can fry the female blossoms with the tiny fruits attached.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 03:05 PM (BVQ+1)

58 motionview at December 14, 2019 02:20 PM

Wow. The wreath idea sounds wonderful.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 03:07 PM (BVQ+1)

59 47. KT - the detail and depth of field on the water drop and sea critter pics are camera worthy.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 03:08 PM (QHIPb)

60 My missed photo op was a big fat old cardinal feasting on the firethorn berries. I noticed motion around him and saw two purple finches also chowing down. They were outside my bedroom window, and when I moved toward them they flew away. It was nice to see the bright splash of color on a grey December day.

Posted by: kallisto at December 14, 2019 03:14 PM (QHIPb)

61 Those are great shots, By-Tor.

Posted by: 40 miles north at December 14, 2019 03:22 PM (o2vOl)

62 I have a bird feeding station in my front yard. It includes a flat screen feeder for white millet and black oil sunflower seeds. There's a haven suet feeder plus another flat feeder for whole peanuts for the blue jays plus whatever else we might be tossing that one bird or another might eat. And, finally, there is a haven shelled peanut feeder. (And doesn't that tick off the squirrels!) Unfortunately, my little feeder station has become a hawk buffet. There's a chain link fence around the yard and the hawks perch on either that or on the big mailbox. The hawks are welcome to any sparrows they can grab, but I will really be torqued if they had one of my cardinals or woodpeckers.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at December 14, 2019 03:23 PM (TwmFV)

63 Used to get fat from the butcher as suet for the birds. Hawks loved it cause it still had meat on it. Had a mockingbird who took big pieces and stuffed them into my neighbors gutter. We lol'd because he was an asshole.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'it's an eating disorder!' at December 14, 2019 03:33 PM (VqhL9)

64 A boring week in the Treasure Valley of Idaho:
We threw more sycamore leaves in the trash.
We shredded sweet gum leaves for future compost (those 4 trees are done).
It rained twice.
We shredded and pressed apples for cider, and froze it (it will eventually become hard cider).
Our 2nd batch (5 gallons) of hard cider this fall is still bubbling away, so hasn't been bottled yet.
The mower repair guy finally got far enough down on his "end of season" list to get around to picking up ours and hauling it off the be serviced.
No new catalogs yet - I've taken to poring over 2019 Territorial Seed Co. catalogs...
I'm still feeding the birds - a quail block out in the paddock, a "four-seat" seed feeder outside the front window.

Who was mentioning starting seeds indoors?? Here, we won't be doing that until at least mid-February, and that's just for the poblano peppers, because they take a while to germinate.

Posted by: Pat* at December 14, 2019 03:39 PM (2pX/F)

65 Friend told me that this morning a hawk chasing a bird nearly crashed into his chest. Guy went outside for a smoke and almost got taloned, beaked or knocked on his ass. Those cigarettes will kill you.

Posted by: Hudson Hawk ( RIP Danny) at December 14, 2019 03:40 PM (msPO3)

66 Gardening and Puttering Thread!!

Not at El Farmo this weekend, Just came back from lunch with some of my old trail crew pals. You want gardening? Agree to maintain a mile of Appalachian Trail!

Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 03:47 PM (MVjcR)

67 6 Gardening and Puttering Thread!!

Not at El Farmo this weekend, Just came back from lunch with some of my old trail crew pals. You want gardening? Agree to maintain a mile of Appalachian Trail!
Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 03:47 PM (MVjcR)


My late husband and I used to maintain sections of the Kokosing Gap Trail in Knox County, Ohio.

It was very rewarding work.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 03:54 PM (TdMsT)

68 Darrell Harris at December 14, 2019 02:53 PM
Congrats to Christopher R. Taylor!

Posted by: KT at December 14, 2019 04:00 PM (BVQ+1)

69 Lots of hawks in these parts. I see them a lot around the interstates and other major thoroughfares--I think it's because they create thermal updrafts that increase their hunting range, which is probably a godsend for a bird of prey. Funny to think of highways for cars acting as highways for birds, but there it is...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 14, 2019 04:01 PM (D5yyd)

70 Regarding blooming aloes: My grandfather had a century plant in his backyard in Oakland. He planted it in the 60s, and in the 90s, it finally bloomed. The bloom was well over 14 feet high, and easily cleared the roof. We were all very impressed.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 04:03 PM (I99aF)

71
My late husband and I used to maintain sections of the Kokosing Gap Trail in Knox County, Ohio.

It was very rewarding work.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 03:54 PM (TdMsT)
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I knew that I liked you! My AT section was in Shenandoah NP and the crew worked on projects all over the park, and eventually elsewhere. We became good enough working with stone that we began teaching the techniques using rigging equipment to others. Yep, very rewarding!

Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 04:05 PM (MVjcR)

72 Wow, 14ft bloom!

When that flower is spent, do you call a tree service to dead-head it, or what?

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 04:05 PM (gP/Z3)

73 When that flower is spent, do you call a tree service to dead-head it, or what?

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 04:05 PM

As it turns out, the house was expanded to where the century plant was less than a year after the bloom, so it was torn out. I wonder if it knew it was scheduled for removal and thought, "Hey, now or never."

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 14, 2019 04:08 PM (I99aF)

74 Haha, Rusty Nail. Or-- Plant begging for its life:

"Please don't kill me! See how pretty I can be?"

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 04:10 PM (gP/Z3)

75 Once camping for the week in Shenandoah NP the morning we were to leave took my sister on a last hike. I was maybe 14 at most sister a few yeasrs younger. Got lost kinda, but easiest way out was the trail which was long way.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 04:11 PM (ZCEU2)

76 That aloe tree is spectacular!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 14, 2019 04:12 PM (dUJdY)

77 75 Once camping for the week in Shenandoah NP the morning we were to leave took my sister on a last hike. I was maybe 14 at most sister a few yeasrs younger. Got lost kinda, but easiest way out was the trail which was long way.
Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 04:11 PM (ZCEU2)
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Glad you made it out!

Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 04:13 PM (MVjcR)

78 Hello all, the tree aloe still hasn't "bloomed" yet. The yellow buds have gotten quit puffy and fat and look like they are about to burst but haven't opened yet. We have had 3 and a half inched of rain over the last month so I am sure my greedy little tree aloe is soaking up all it can before it blooms. I will take pictures when it does, I promise. Did get a fully ripe Kiwano melon today. I would say it tasted like lime jello is lime jello was really, really weak and watered down without any sugar. I put it in my smoothie, because most everything can taste good in a smoothie if you make it right. KTbarthedoor, thanks for seeing all our little garden quirks. We do enjoy a bit of whimsy thrown about the garden.

Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at December 14, 2019 04:25 PM (sCp90)

79 I was sitting on my patio enjoying the day when a hawk swooped down right beside me and picked a green anole (lizard) off the brick wall of the house. We've seen him sitting on the fence and in the trees looking for food. We thought he had a nice squirrel or bird dinner in mind, not our green anoles. They seem to be disappearing around here, taken over by an invasive brown anole imported from somewhere. Here is Rockport, Texas.

Posted by: Ruth H at December 14, 2019 05:48 PM (plsxW)

80 The hawk was taken with a Canon 50D and a Sigma 37-70 ex lens ISO 400

Posted by: ByTor at December 14, 2019 08:04 PM (JZ0Xu)

81 Good on Quercus John for appreciating the beauty of the new growth in his scraggly oak tree. I've noticed that deep red color too on some oak trees and it really is beautiful

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at December 14, 2019 08:09 PM (d9Cw3)

82 Finally! I finally got the outdoor Christmas lights up!

Yay, me!

It was only mid-40s out, but not windy or raining or snowing, so actually not too uncomfortable.

Supposed to get flurries tonight.

Posted by: JQ at December 14, 2019 09:07 PM (gP/Z3)

83 It's interesting that the chat has moved on to trail work. Husband and I were members of The Trail Center of Palo Alto, CA for a number of years. We helped to *build* trails between San Francisco and Santa Cruz - we helped *maintain* trails - we taught others how to do these things - we led crews doing them - and we helped with the group project of writing a manual on how to build and maintain trails. We've been in Idaho most of 6 years now, but I still keep in touch with a few friends I met there.

Posted by: Pat* at December 14, 2019 09:31 PM (2pX/F)

84 Dose anyone remember Pale Male the Red Tailed Hawk he became quite famous when him and his mate took a nest next to this apartment complex

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at December 14, 2019 10:31 PM (FLiOE)

The stars come out above the states, even the flyover ones [KT]

mdugl.jpg

We're saved! If we follow their lead.

The stars are coming out to push the activities of a "non-partisan" anti-corruption organization which aims to save America, state-by-state, by way of voting laws, campaign finance laws, anti-lobbying measures and such. The organization is called Represent.Us. Their eventual goal is to change federal laws.

They emphasize that it's not fair that lobbyists have more influence on politicians than ordinary people. They don't seem to push any measures to limit the unfair influence of celebrities on (and in behalf of) politicians, though.

The first star chosen to save America, early this year, was Jennifer Lawrence. She is pretty much on the same page as Al Gore when it comes to the environment. I am not aware of any particularly moderate political stances she has taken outside of this organization.

A new video features Michael Douglas. "Unbreaking America: Divided We Fall".

O.K., even if he was just reading a script, maybe he shouldn't have donated money to Valerie Plame. Doesn't seem very non-partisan. Other left-wing celebrities are also involved with this organization.

The fundraising arm of this outfit is funded by such left-wing organizations as the Tides Foundation. They have already had some success, but a measure (involving public campaign finance) they got passed in Arizona was found unconstitutional, in part.

More on Represent.Us and its activities here:

One board member of note is John Johnson - co-founder of Buzzfeed, current chairman and founder of Harmony Labs.

Despite the efforts of Represent.Us to curtail campaign contributions, many of Represent.Us' board members participate in the same kind of high-dollar political funding that the organization criticizes. John Johnson donated $100,000 to Mayday PAC in 2014, an ironic "super PAC that would spend big money in order to fight super PACs and other groups that spend big money."

In 2016, Jon DeVaan donated over $12,000 to a variety of Democratic political candidates such as Hillary Clinton, Suzan DelBene, and Patty Murray. In 2014, Matt Cutts donated $50,000 to Every Voice Action, the PAC for a 501(c)(4) organization, Every Voice, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

One of the issues they push is ranked-choice voting, even if dark money is required to pass it. Ranked-choice voting is now used in Maine and has been adopted in some regions in other states.

In 2018, after ballots were counted in Maine's second congressional district, Democrat Jared Golden trailed Republican incumbent Bruce Poliquin by about 2,000 votes. But with the ranked-choice voting system, Golden ultimately won by about 3,000 votes, picking up Democratic votes that initially went to independents Tiffany Bond and Will Hoar.

So, I guess it could be an advantage to have a crowded field on your side of the ideological fence with this voting system. What do you think about it?

Conservatives did pretty well in the last election in Australia, where ranked-choice voting started, but another Australian innovation, the secret ballot, may have had a greater effect. Voting was not predicted by the polls.

Back to Represent.Us: This outfit is hiring. Which shows that it is totally grass-roots.

One of the founders, a marketing/branding guy, tailored (ahem) a message to the fashion industry:

He argues that, as "the system that got [elected officials] in power is the one we're asking them to fix," the challenge of unrigging the system befalls grassroots, non-partisan cooperation, which his non-profit organisation RepresentUs facilitates. As evidenced by past reforms such as women's suffrage and interracial marriage, the momentum behind state-level activity is what pushes political issues into the purview of federal law.

Graham Lynn concluded with a call to action specifically tailored the fashion industry and its influence over culture: "What I would ask of you as a group is to actually help us shape history. Take a chance... and I assure you that if you do, things will get better."

I am looking forward to the new non-partisan anti-corruption clothing designs which we can expect soon from major fashion houses. Of course, he might also mean turning to Greta Thunberg's admonishment that we should only wear old clothes. The fashion industry can help shape history.

My least favorite idea from Represent.Us is public financing of campaigns. I always think of the LaRouche folks and Hitler mustaches when I think of public financing of campaigns. This is weirder, though. LaRouche PAC trolls AOC, AOC doesn't rule out eating babies.

On a more serious note, I think this essay makes a good point -- The danger of making ruthlessness seem reasonable:

A leftist politician no longer has to explain why socialism has never worked anywhere else, and how exactly it will work here. That's a tough sell. All he/she has to do is convince voters that Republicans are evil capitalists who want to get rich by destroying the world, like a James Bond villain. And then convince those voters that global catastrophe is certain unless they vote for the leftist, who cares for the environment. Skip the details, just paint the picture.

At that point, no actions, no matter how drastic or ruthless, are off the table. Confronting and shaming people in public. Chasing the families of suspected conservatives out of restaurants. Scaring the families of prominent conservatives. Arresting elderly nobodies like Roger Stone in SWAT raids in the middle of the night, with CNN along to broadcast it worldwide. It seems vicious, but hey, we're trying to save the world here, so it's ok. Really. Are you with us, or against us? Are you evil, or nice?

These people are dangerous.

So when I hear Nancy Pelosi say, "Civilization as we know it today is at stake in the next election, and certainly, our planet," I don't laugh. When I hear Greta Thunberg say, "For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer," I don't just roll my eyes. When I hear AOC say, "There's no debate as to whether we should continue producing fossil fuels. There's no debate," I don't wonder what she's been smoking.

These people are dangerous. They make ruthlessness seem reasonable.

This is one of those essays you might like to pass around.

Who wants public funding of the left's everyday extremism? Or of alt-right extremism?

Music

Hope you have a nice weekend. Buying any clothes for Christmas?

Remember that this is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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1 Too much reading this early

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:23 AM (CqE5x)

2 Am I right?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:24 AM (CqE5x)

3 Yoo-hoo!!!!!

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:24 AM (CqE5x)

4 4th

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:24 AM (CqE5x)

5 5th

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:24 AM (CqE5x)

6 JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:23 AM

You have all weekend. Cheers.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 11:25 AM (BVQ+1)

7 Mikey ...clean up"THE STREETS & SHEETZ OF SAN Fransico" out guy there is up to his loafers in PHAECES

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 11:25 AM (5IHGB)

8 The Left is always looking for new ways to win and consolidate POWER.

For the people, of course.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:26 AM (CqE5x)

9 I always though Kirk would outlive Michael

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:27 AM (CqE5x)

10
I BOW TO MY HOLLYWOOD homunculi............. I accept my Oscar with aplomb and 20 Fuck U speches to the BIG DEM POLS....CHEERS everywhere......

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 11:28 AM (5IHGB)

11 Got halfway and thought better log in before it's 100 comments

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:30 AM (ZCEU2)

12 If there is one group I have absolute faith in, it's the Hollywood addicts and perverts.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:30 AM (+y/Ru)

13 You mean anti-Semite Valerie Plame? That Valerie Plame? The one who hates Jews?

Posted by: Puddlglum at December 14, 2019 11:31 AM (/OpAr)

14

They'll wear their "no labels" to the coffee party.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2019 11:31 AM (aKsyK)

15

"People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, 'I
don't know, I'm just an actor. I don't have any opinions. Actors are
pretty stupid.
My opinion is not worth anything. There's no controversy
for me, so don't engage me in it, because I'm not going to
participate.'"



-- Anthony Hopkins

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 11:31 AM (+2o5B)

16 The STARS offering us their opinions; so tedious. We. Don't. Care.

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at December 14, 2019 11:31 AM (PYdI2)

17 Didja see that NYC is regulating cab drivers to ask for and use passengers' preferred pronouns?

https://bit.ly/2qNHIJI

Mine is Muhammad Is a Homo.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:32 AM (+y/Ru)

18 FIRTH!!

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:32 AM (G546f)

19 *reads post*

FILTH!!!

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:32 AM (G546f)

20 if they're agin it, i'm against it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 11:33 AM (Zo3HG)

21 So- basically a dark money, organized Left Wing subversion of our government run by buffoons who claim acting as their primary vocation.

Because Soros funding the campaigns of Left Wing AG's who subvert the law isn't moving fast enough.

Well, at least it's becoming a target rich environment.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 11:33 AM (rLZe7)

22 Cloud of smug.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:33 AM (NWiLs)

23 "People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, 'I
don't know, I'm just an actor. I don't have any opinions. Actors are
pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There's no controversy
for me, so don't engage me in it, because I'm not going to
participate.'"



-- Anthony Hopkins
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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^^^^^
THIS guy gets it!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 11:33 AM (UUBmN)

24 They need Big money to fight their own Big money machine.
Ok then

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:33 AM (ZCEU2)

25 1 Too . . .

Posted by: JoeF.
________

tl;dr

Posted by: FireHorse at December 14, 2019 11:34 AM (ScWBu)

26 lil Greta is talking like a pre election Hitler

back when no one thought he was being literal in his speeches

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:34 AM (G546f)

27 So when I hear Nancy Pelosi say, "Civilization as we know it today is at stake in the next election, and certainly, our planet," I don't laugh. When I hear Greta Thunberg say, "For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer," I don't just roll my eyes. When I hear AOC say, "There's no debate as to whether we should continue producing fossil fuels. There's no debate," I don't wonder what she's been smoking.

These people are dangerous. They make ruthlessness seem reasonable.




They won't like what happens next

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:34 AM (HALdu)

28 Has Michael Douglas had a major movie since Romancing the Stone? He seems unimportant in the world of Hollywood, IMO, or am I just oblivious to the prestigious hierarchy there?

Posted by: EveR at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM (R0z7P)

29 I BOW TO MY HOLLYWOOD homunculi.

There have been many times that word would have been appropriate and I forgot it and didn't remember where I first saw it!

Thanks for reminding me of this brilliant gem.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM (lD3vL)

30 12
If there is one group I have absolute faith in, it's the Hollywood addicts and perverts.


He got tongue cancer from oral sex with Katherine Zeta-Jones. No, that's not relevant, but since when has that been a condition for Hollywood to say things?

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM (T6t7i)

31 Everyone likes the results they like and are always able to convince themselves that what they like is both good and right. To know thyself is the first step to wisdom.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2019 11:36 AM (yQpMk)

32 People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, 'I

don't know, I'm just an actor. I don't have any opinions. Actors are

pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There's no controversy

for me, so don't engage me in it, because I'm not going to

participate.'



-- Anthony Hopkins


Which just goes to show he's one of the smartest of the Hollywood crowd.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:37 AM (T6t7i)

33 Remember when it was cute, how the dead voted, and the unions made sure people voted many times over to ensure a result?

Such a simple time. A more honest time.

Now the lawyers and the Demoncrats have so complicated a simple thing like voting, so as to pervert the entire concept beyond recognition.

It's a miracle how sometimes the people rise up and make a choice that goes against the massive efforts of the oppressors, like Trump and Boris. I have no doubt though, all we're doing is showing them where the weaknesses of their systems are, so they'll fix them before the next round.

We're devolving into savagery, before our very eyes, and the way voting is managed is just another area where they are on the offensive.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:37 AM (hku12)

34 I hate to say it but I agree with Nancy's quote. The fate of Western Civilization AND our planet IS at stake, dependent on the outcome of the election in just 10 short months.

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at December 14, 2019 11:38 AM (PYdI2)

35 I am of the firm opinion that these "actors" merely play themselves...

Posted by: Builder Berg at December 14, 2019 11:38 AM (qMnBn)

36 I'm guessing it's pretty even money on if an actor or actress even has a high school diploma. I know more than a few are discovered young and hey, what's the point?

So yeah, tell me about how hypothesisesesses work, guys.

Heck, tell me the plural of it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 11:38 AM (RBFUs)

37 Romancing the Stone was the most recent movie Douglas made.



Doesn't he know the the most famous words he ever read were his Greed is Good speech?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:38 AM (HALdu)

38 lil Greta is talking like a pre election Hitler

back when no one thought he was being literal in his speeches

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:34 AM (G546f)

Didn't she say they were going to "put leaders against the wall"....or some such?

Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 11:38 AM (X/Pw5)

39 What the fashionable man's man is wearing:

https://bit.ly/2EgRyqD

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:39 AM (+y/Ru)

40 Didn't she say they were going to "put leaders against the wall"....or some such?

Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 11:38 AM (X/Pw5)


Yes if they don't all bow down to her

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 11:41 AM (+2o5B)

41 I want Greta to know that when she turns 18 on January 3, 2021, I have a raft of stuff I have been waiting to say.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:41 AM (HALdu)

42 OT (or is it?):
Wisconsin judge purges 234k voters from voting rolls because they are no longer at the address listed. Dems, of course, go postal.

Judge's response:


"I don't want to see someone deactivated, but I don't write the law,"
said Malloy, who was appointed to the bench in 2002 by Republican Gov.
Scott McCallum and has been re-elected by voters.
He said the
commission didn't like the policy so it set a new one without following a
formal rule-making procedure that would have included notice to the
public and a chance for input.
"There's no basis for saying 12 to
24 months is a good time frame. It's not that difficult to do it
sooner," he said near the end of a two-hour hearing. "If you don't like
(it), you have to go back to the Legislature."
What a concept; follow the law as written.


https://tinyurl.com/qtyub7e

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:41 AM (T6t7i)

43 Just compare all of the Leftist orgs that exist, are well-funded, and extremely active to those on the Right. There is no comparison. Yet they still can't manage to convince half the country (or less) to get on board. After decades of effort.


If the Right had even a quarter of the funding, organization, and energy that the Left does, it would be over. Forever.


But the only thing we can manage is a lot of articles and lamentation.


Fvck, I woke up on the Eeyore side of the bed this morning.

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 14, 2019 11:41 AM (VHwfF)

44 What the fashionable man's man is wearing:

https://bit.ly/2EgRyqD
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:39 AM (+y/Ru)

Would that count as "pants" for the book thread?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:43 AM (ECrgQ)

45 Sure,let's let the IRS run public funding of campaigns. Better yet, those straight arrows at the FBI...they'd never break bad.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at December 14, 2019 11:43 AM (5Enrc)

46 If Hillary was president, this group would not exist.

Change my mind.

Posted by: MW at December 14, 2019 11:44 AM (hNTtn)

47 Still a bunch of over-paid empty-headed twatwaffles.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 11:44 AM (iIEts)

48 it was a headline at daily mail:

Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they do not tackle global warming as she attends climate protest in Turin

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:44 AM (G546f)

49 because Gerrymandering was a Dem invention and the R are using it in their favor it must me outlawed.

I agree that the Senate should go back to being elected by the State Legislator instead of voters it you really want the money out.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 14, 2019 11:44 AM (dKiJG)

50 L th

Posted by: Builder Berg at December 14, 2019 11:44 AM (qMnBn)

51 Greta von Thule really needs to give up all the Gaia destroying technologies if she truly believes we need to save the planet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (iIEts)

52 Im going to start a Think Tank....and its an actual tank, filled with water. Kinda like an Sensory Deprivation Tank.

Clothes optional for the ettes.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (VqhL9)

53 Don't mock these wise and beneficent paragons of humanity! The stars will surely visit all the camps and perform for you as you are herded into the population adjustment chambers and "adjusted".

Posted by: But they'll have sharp uniforms at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (IBBf/)

54
Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world
leaders against the wall' if they do not tackle global warming as she
attends climate protest in Turin


Can we choose the wall? If so, I vote for the completed Mexico / America wall.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (T6t7i)

55 He got tongue cancer from oral sex with Katherine Zeta-Jones. No, that's not relevant, but since when has that been a condition for Hollywood to say things?
Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM (T6t7i)

Should have gotten his HPV shot.

Posted by: Elmer at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (qyH+l)

56 If Hillary was president, this group would not exist.

Posted by: MW at December 14, 2019 11:44 AM (hNTtn)

Seen her new "cheek job"? She looks like a chipmunk raiding a birdfeeder.

Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 11:46 AM (X/Pw5)

57 That kid is Hitler in the making.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 11:47 AM (RU4sa)

58 "I'd like to thank all the little people. . . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 11:47 AM (Y4EXg)

59 Seen her new "cheek job"?



Posted by: BignJames


This took me to an unwelcome train of thought.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:47 AM (T6t7i)

60 Little Greta has watched the last five minutes of the movie "Valkyrie" too many times. She likes that wall and piano wire stuff.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 11:47 AM (C1Lsn)

61 Seen her new "cheek job"? She looks like a chipmunk raiding a birdfeeder.
Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 11:46 AM (X/Pw5)

---

A deranged chipmunk.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 11:47 AM (RU4sa)

62 Everyone likes the results they like and are always able to convince themselves that what they like is both good and right. To know thyself is the first step to wisdom.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2019 11:36 AM (yQpMk)


That digs into nearly every area of conflict we're dealing with now. There are actors on one side, who are morally good and pure, because of some superficial aspect of their identity... race/gender and all the rest of that rot. And actors on the other side, while not necessarily morally bad, they must prove themselves to the perpetually oppressed, before they are even allowed to be heard. And if they say one thing... ONE THING that isn't on the approved list of beliefs one is allowed to believe, they are ostracized. Forever.

And eventually when the death squads are formed, and the gas chambers are fired up, the wrongthinkers will be eliminated entirely.

Imagine what a world that will be, where everyone is good and pure.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (hku12)

63 Wisconsin judge purges 234k voters from voting rolls because they are no longer at the address listed.

--

He doesn't believe in global warming so he should no longer be able to work in Hollywood!

She said something negative about crossdressing so twitter should ban her!

But these people should still be on the voter rolls!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (RBFUs)

64 Really Hillary's new face is a true horror story.

Fix-a-Flat was not meant for face lifts.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (iIEts)

65 That kid is Hitler in the making.


Less the bravery and intelligence.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (yQpMk)

66 If Hillary was President by now anything against the government would have been severely punished ever so slowly running into despotism. And all these Leftist actors would be saying how great it was to be all of equal mindset.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (ZCEU2)

67 This took me to an unwelcome train of thought.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:47 AM (T6t7i)

those are saddlebags....not cheeks.

Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (X/Pw5)

68 That kid is Hitler in the making.

-
Except without the charisma.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

69 Dems work overtime to divide the citizens and cultivate suspicion and resentment. Now they say they want to fix that.

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Emmie at December 14, 2019 11:49 AM (87gB3)

70 Pray that Greta von Thule never marries David the Camera Hogg....

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 11:49 AM (iIEts)

71 He got tongue cancer from oral sex with Katherine Zeta-Jones. No, that's not relevant, but since when has that been a condition for Hollywood to say things?
Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM (T6t7i)

Should have gotten his HPV shot.
Posted by: Elmer at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (qyH+l)


I believe Hollowwood actors get their STDs totally from their wives, and not from random men they're shoving down their throats when they're not with their wives.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:51 AM (hku12)

72 When the stars go blue.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)

73 One board member of note is John Johnson - co-founder of Buzzfeed, current chairman and founder of Harmony Labs.

--

Wow, the remote control folks? Them's some smart people there.

Oh, no. Some social networking bullsh*t. Nevermind.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 11:51 AM (RBFUs)

74 O/T...






GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8BeRDdVhs

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 11:52 AM (RU4sa)

75 He got tongue cancer from oral sex with Katherine Zeta-Jones.

--

In fairness, I'd wear a hole in mine if she asked me to.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 11:52 AM (RBFUs)

76 68 That kid is Hitler in the making.

-
Except without the charisma.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

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True.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 11:53 AM (RU4sa)

77 Speaking of voting paradoxes, Schrödinger had nothing on Zeno when it came to contradictory concepts.

Or he had something.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 11:53 AM (m45I2)

78

Actors are only fit for an amuse bouche with fava beans in their empty skulls with a barrel of Chianti...if we need a lil taster of brains we will ask Clarice's advice on Labiaotomies ,smoked over ice..............

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 11:54 AM (5IHGB)

79 {willowed beyond willowed}

Per the Leftists:
Jesus---> Homo

Per High School Logic class:
Jesus---> Messiah
JugEars--->Messiah
Jesus---> Homo
ergo JugEars--->_ _ _ _


Posted by: socalcon at December 14, 2019 11:54 AM (Roy2Z)

80 That kid is Hitler in the making.



-

Except without the charisma.



Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM

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Or the Hero medal from the previous war.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 11:54 AM (JUOKG)

81 Democrat Fraud 2020 pre-positioning squad.
It won't be enough.

Posted by: DaveA at December 14, 2019 11:55 AM (FhXTo)

82 I'm pretty sure only euro-jesus is The Gay. Any of the non-white depictions because "Jesus wasn't white, idiots" were all straight.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 11:56 AM (RBFUs)

83 Wait, so if Jesus wasn't white, and only white jesus was gay, then that means...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 11:57 AM (RBFUs)

84 39 What the fashionable man's man is wearing:

https://bit.ly/2EgRyqD
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:39 AM (+y/Ru)

Yeah, I am clearly behind the times after looking at this one. Headed out to the mall RIGHT NOW to find. SMOD where are you?

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 14, 2019 11:58 AM (377Zs)

85 Activists. Actors. Acting. Everybody rootin' and tootin' like Yosemite Sam!

Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 11:59 AM (zD38/)

86
If Hillary was president, this group would not exist.



Posted by: MW at December 14, 2019 11:44 AM (hNTtn)



Seen her new "cheek job"? She looks like a chipmunk raiding a birdfeeder.

Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 11:46 AM (X/Pw5)


I'm really hoping the Beast is gearing up for a run in 2020. After all people are just begging her to do so according to her. And I hope that she decides to steamroll the current group of clowns like she did with Comrade Bernie in 2016. I would really like to see the AOC wing of that lunatic asylum known as the Dem Party split in two. Although most are lemmings that will fall in line

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 11:59 AM (od504)

87 Seattle times

https://preview.tinyurl.com/usuak9n

After (trans) dancer strips at Seattle conference on homelessness, agency director suspended

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:00 PM (G546f)

88 77 Speaking of voting paradoxes, Schrödinger had nothing on Zeno when it came to contradictory concepts.

Or he had something.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 11:53 AM (m45I2)

*opens the box*

DAMMIT!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

89 Im going to start a Think Tank....and its an actual tank, filled with water. Kinda like an Sensory Deprivation Tank.

Clothes optional for the ettes.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (VqhL9)
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Another words...jacuzzi

Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 12:01 PM (UUBmN)

90 89 Im going to start a Think Tank....and its an actual tank, filled with water. Kinda like an Sensory Deprivation Tank.

Clothes optional for the ettes.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2019 11:45 AM (VqhL9)
-----
Another words...jacuzzi
Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 12:01 PM (UUBmN)

Hot tub party! W00T!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 12:02 PM (NWiLs)

91 Or the Hero medal from the previous war.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS)

she probably has a Nobel

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:02 PM (G546f)

92 Now the lawyers and the Demoncrats have so complicated a simple thing like voting, so as to pervert the entire concept beyond recognition.

The Left destroys everything they touch. Everything.

The Vote was so Sacred that only white male property owners could vote since they had skin in the game.

That is, they had to pay a poll tax prior to casting their ballot; paid the price for making a bad vote, from higher taxes, to greater regulations on their own property, to even conscription to fight wars their representatives started.

It was still considered sacred when it required the 15th Amendment to allow non-white males to vote. A half century later women were awarded the franchise - so now a woman could contradict the head of household, and so it began cheapening the vote, removing its sacredness to a representative government.

They further profaned elections by dropping any sort of pretense to having skin in the game through the adoption of the 24th amendment. You could now vote as a welfare client so that you could literally auction off your vote for personal access to the public treasury.

Then they said, lets have children vote and behold ! the 26th amendment.

Now they let the dead, the foreigner, pets and cartoon characters vote. I still receive voter registration cards for a parent who has been dead for over thirty years and for an address and city I left twenty five years ago.

And it won't be long before voting is performed through statistical sampling, demographic analysis, diversity weighting and polls. We have already seen advances in this complete deconstruction and vandalism against the Sacred Vote by their rejection of the Electoral System, by declaring exit-polls as Truth, and by manufacturing votes, provisional and mail-in ballots, rejection of military votes, and by their constant campaign to convince the public that voting doesn't matter and that it is all corrupt and unreliable because of Russian or other interference.

Google and Facebook are less than a decade away from deciding all of our elections.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 12:02 PM (lD3vL)

93 So, I guess it could be an advantage to have a crowded field on your side of the ideological fence with this voting system. What do you think about it?

It's a way for radical left-wing candidates to win election, without facing a two-person runoff that they would lose. That's why they love it.

A few years ago, a radical left-wing candidate won the mayoralty of Oakland, despite only getting 13% of the first round votes.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 14, 2019 12:02 PM (I2/tG)

94 I should start a competitor website to GQ.

Suit.
Suit.
Suit.
Suit.
Suit.
Blue button down long sleeve shirt with a sport coat and jeans for a casual weekend date night.
Suit.
Suit.
Suit.
Suit.
etc.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:02 PM (RBFUs)

95 Thunberg is an abused child. She's just playing the part that her handlers are forcing on her.

It is the adults who run her are using her as a child soldier. The imbeciles that pretend she has something important to say are making her lead the assault.

Nadler should have asked her to testify...she's at lease as much an expert in constitutional law as in climatology.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at December 14, 2019 12:02 PM (5Enrc)

96 >>I'm really hoping the Beast is gearing up for a run in 2020. After all people are just begging her to do so according to her. And I hope that she decides to steamroll the current group of clowns like she did with Comrade Bernie in 2016. I would really like to see the AOC wing of that lunatic asylum known as the Dem Party split in two. Although most are lemmings that will fall in line

She'd be insane to run. What seems to have not to have reached the public conscious yet is that Hillary paid for the fake Steele dossier that was used to not just frame Carter Page but put this whole Russia scam in motion. She knew it was all lies but allowed the country to go through 3 years of this crap.

Trump would beat her like a rented mule with this if she ever got off her fat ass and tried to run.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (ZLI7S)

97 Google and Facebook are less than a decade away from deciding all of our elections.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 12:02 PM (lD3vL)

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Isn't the NAFTA fix tied directly to entities like google and facebook getting super immunity from lawsuits from citizens?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (RBFUs)

98 Thunberg is Hitler without the personality, oratory skills, and will to power.


She is a really small angry old woman.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (HALdu)

99 Go watch Glenn Beck (yeah, him) on YouTube while you can. Specifically his three "Ukraine" specials. He lays out in detail these "non-partisan anti-corruption" and "Civil society" orgs that Soros rolls into countries a few years before a "spontaneous" Color Revolution kicks off. He is doing it here, it will end with a new Constitution unless people get wise to it, expose it and end Soros.

He has warrants out in many countries for his many crimes. We do not have to execute him, merely honor an outstanding warrant and pick a victim to allow to get justice upon him.

Beck often misses the final connections because of CrimeStop but his research team is very good at digging up the dots and putting them on his chalkboard. So yes, do go watch all three, and hurry before YouTube deletes them and they are only available behind his paywall. Unless you are already deep in the weeds you will learn things that will enrage you. Booze might be handy to allow one to power through.

Posted by: John Morris at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (Gr18I)

100 Google and Facebook are less than a decade away from deciding all of our elections.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
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wow, why so optimistic this morning??///

Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (UUBmN)

101
Seattle times

https://preview.tinyurl.com/usuak9n

After (trans) dancer strips at Seattle conference on homelessness, agency director suspended
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform


I'm surprised she wasn't promoted or at least given a raise in pay.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2019 12:05 PM (aKsyK)

102 Go watch Glenn Beck (yeah, him) on YouTube while you can.

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He's still alive?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:05 PM (RBFUs)

103 Seattle times



https://preview.tinyurl.com/usuak9n



After (trans) dancer strips at Seattle conference on homelessness, agency director suspended

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:00 PM (G546f)


The performance was in the same room as a catered lunch at All Home's annual conference, this year at South Seattle Collegewith the theme of "Decolonizing our Collective Work."

The lunatics are running the asylum

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 12:05 PM (od504)

104 Except without the charisma.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)




DAMNIT!

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:05 PM (HALdu)

105 That kid is Hitler in the making.


Less the bravery and intelligence.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (yQpMk)

Actually, Hitler at the age Greta is now, displayed no signs of the monster he would later become.

She would be much worse if she ever got power.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 12:06 PM (CqE5x)

106 Thus far today I have done laundry, washed dishes and made zucchini bread. I still need to clean the kitchen and bathroom. I have presents to wrap and Christmas decorations to install. My motivation to finish my list of chores is rapidly diminishing.

Today is hubbymayhem birthday and the 10th anniversary of my mom passing. Yeah she passed away on her son in laws birthday. She would have hated that. And he is stuck in a meeting all damn day today.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 14, 2019 12:06 PM (myjNJ)

107 The lunatics are running the asylum

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Yeah, that's been the case for some time now.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 12:06 PM (RU4sa)

108 Greta now wants to put bad politicians up against the wall. She just said that

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 14, 2019 12:07 PM (4KJaE)

109 If the left wing is pressing for any change to elections it should be presumed to be for corrupt and vile reasons.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at December 14, 2019 12:07 PM (5Enrc)

110 Still hoping Greta settles down with Mohammed Muhammad

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 12:08 PM (ZCEU2)

111 The First Woman Has Made it Through SEAL Officer Screening

https://tinyurl.com/upxlzcc

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 12:09 PM (RU4sa)

112 wow, why so optimistic this morning??

I'm in the industry.

That is all I can really say at this time.

Less than a decade.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 12:09 PM (lD3vL)

113 Greta now wants to put bad politicians up against the wall. She just said that
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 14, 2019 12:07 PM (4KJaE)




She does not mean in the way that she is going to have uncomfortable sex with them way, right, she means she is going to murder them.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:09 PM (HALdu)

114 I liked another link from the Seattle stripper crossdresser, too:

"In 2018, Gordon died at 105. But now, some of her secrets are out. This week, her estate announced her wish to give $10 million to 17 community colleges across Washington...

Gordon worked as a trading assistant at an investment firm in Seattle, and put away money she earned bit by bit."

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Wow, that's badass. That lady never went to college and was thrifty and a shrewd investor.

Oh, and:

"In 1964, when she was in her 50s, she married Ed Gordon, a Navy pilot-turned-stockbroker."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:09 PM (RBFUs)

115 I liked another link from the Seattle stripper crossdresser, too:

"In 2018, Gordon died at 105. But now, some of her secrets are out. This week, her estate announced her wish to give $10 million to 17 community colleges across Washington...

Gordon worked as a trading assistant at an investment firm in Seattle, and put away money she earned bit by bit."

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Wow, that's badass. That lady never went to college and was thrifty and a shrewd investor.

Oh, and:

"In 1964, when she was in her 50s, she married Ed Gordon, a Navy pilot-turned-stockbroker."
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:09 PM (RBFUs)




So her husband had nothing to do with the $10mm?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:11 PM (HALdu)

116 The Bongino Report links to a clip of the Richard Jewell 1996 congressional testimony.

The FIB needs destroyed.

Posted by: Horus Hearsay at December 14, 2019 12:11 PM (DB16e)

117 I hope Greta takes a ship back home. The ship sinks. Everyone gets a seat in the lifeboat. Except Greta. Because the boat is plastic and she can't be using shit that offends gaia.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 14, 2019 12:11 PM (myjNJ)

118 The First Woman Has Made it Through SEAL Officer Screening

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Good for you, ma'am, for showing that one single absolute top specimen of your sex is every bit as equal to the who knows how many thousands of men who are kicked out or drop out of that program.

Wait, that's not what you were trying to draw attention to?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:12 PM (RBFUs)

119 Bad news for men in Sweden, age of consent is 15.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:12 PM (HALdu)

120 The First Woman Has Made it Through SEAL Officer Screening

This is 2019 so I have to ask. Does this "woman" have any Y chromosomes?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 12:12 PM (lD3vL)

121 She'd be insane to run. What seems to have not to have reached the public conscious yet is that Hillary paid for the fake Steele dossier that was used to not just frame Carter Page but put this whole Russia scam in motion. She knew it was all lies but allowed the country to go through 3 years of this crap.

Trump would beat her like a rented mule with this if she ever got off her fat ass and tried to run.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (ZLI7S)

I blame Hillary and her minions for all the shit we've been through for the past three years. Even though the coup was already underway, she could have called it off by being a good loser.
But when she didn't address her fans at the Javits center and sent out Podesta to yell and scream "THIS IS NOT OVER!!! WE'LL HAVE MORE TO SAY TOMORROW!!!", it was game on.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 12:12 PM (CqE5x)

122 Ranked Choice Voting is a way to get more extreme socialists elected.

The first stage lets people vote for the weirdos they really love knowing it won't be "wasted" because when the weirdo loses, their vote just goes to the default Democratic squish.

The second stage is when they realize they can put two or three other weirdos they sort of like after the weirdo they really love and still have their "final" vote go to the squish.

The third stage is when the weirdo votes start adding up to enough that they start making the Democratic squish candidate drop out before the last weirdo candidate.

The final stage is when the weirdo candidates win enough to form multiple factions, paralyzing government above and beyond the current dysfunction, first hitting Belgium when they took multiple years and multiple elections to form a sort of government, ultimately reaching interwar (I and II that is) years when governments fell left, right, and center until the fascists or communists seized power to "end the squabbling".

They just suckered people into RCV in NYC.
I fully expect the worst.

Posted by: Sam at December 14, 2019 12:13 PM (ohyxL)

123 Link goes to military.com.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 12:13 PM (RU4sa)

124 It's commies, all the way down.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at December 14, 2019 12:13 PM (EgshT)

125

OK...just the tongue tip Zeta...I'm Jonesing CAERPHILLY tonite.

she musta blown Tom Jones........wait for it...... IT's MOST USUAL.

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 12:13 PM (5IHGB)

126 So her husband had nothing to do with the $10mm?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:11 PM (HALdu)

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Nope, he's dead, so it's all her thriftiness and generosity.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:13 PM (RBFUs)

127 As I mentioned previously, there's a new movie coming out about Jean Seberg, who was to the Black Panthers what Jane Fonda is to the Viet Cong.
The worst of it isn't that she's portrayed sympathetically, but rather, instead of casting someone with talent who looks like Seberg (like Scarlett Johansson or Charlize Theron) they cast that non-entity, Kristen Stewart.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at December 14, 2019 12:14 PM (2RBkF)

128 Winter storm watch.

Oh joy.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 12:14 PM (RU4sa)

129 My least favorite idea from Represent.Us is public financing of campaigns.

Portland just inaugurated a new public financing campaign system, where a candidate gets seven dollars of taxpayer money for every dollar you raise, up to a $250 contribution per person, after you have met certain requirements for number of contributions, and after you agree to limit contributions to $250.

A rabidly pro-Antifa, cop-hating, car-hating candidate is running for mayor of Portland under this system, so 85% of her campaign funding is coming from taxpayers. She'll probably collect more than a quarter-million in taxpayer funds by the election, and given that it's Portland, she may well win.

This strikes me as wildly unconstitutional - Portland taxpayers are compelled to subsidize this woman's political speech, whether they agree with it or not.

It's one thing to direct a small portion of your tax bill to a political party, and it is quite another thing to get far more money than you actually raised in taxpayer funds.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 14, 2019 12:15 PM (I2/tG)

130 Ranked Choice Voting is a way to get more extreme socialists elected.

Surprise! Surprise!

Ranked Choice Voting, after decriminalizing all vices is/was a major initiative pushed by Libertarians.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 12:15 PM (lD3vL)

131 Nope, he's dead, so it's all her thriftiness and generosity.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:13 PM (RBFUs)




1. Had to think about that for a second.
2. Thanks for not using sarc tags.
3. It was worth the extra thought and more enjoyable for having to think about it.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:15 PM (HALdu)

132 Has Michael Douglas had a major movie since Romancing the Stone? He seems unimportant in the world of Hollywood, IMO, or am I just oblivious to the prestigious hierarchy there?
Posted by: EveR at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM (R0z7P)


He played Liberace in the HBO movie about Liberace consuming as much cock as he possibly could. Matt Damon played his live in boitoy.

It was almost funny. That was probably close to 10 years ago.

Otherwise, he showed up this past week, mugging next to his 140 year old dad.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:16 PM (hku12)

133 The First Woman Has Made it Through SEAL Officer Screening

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So if another soldier sees a woman soldier on the same assignment or bunk naked while on the job, is that frowned upon or is that equality?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:17 PM (RBFUs)

134 I always thought it wold be fun to have a job running a soap opera so I could make the actresses and actors I hated have to have ridiculous things happen to them.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:17 PM (HALdu)

135 This strikes me as wildly unconstitutional - Portland taxpayers are
compelled to subsidize this woman's political speech, whether they agree
with it or not.
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We all have been doing it for years with 501 tax exempt groups.

So this is a tax on a tax.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 14, 2019 12:18 PM (MIKMs)

136 I always thought it wold be fun to have a job running a soap opera so I could make the actresses and actors I hated have to have ridiculous things happen to them.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:17 PM (HALdu)


Same here only actual people in real life.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 12:19 PM (t+qrx)

137 ^^ "The first woman has made it through Seal Training Screening"


Honestly she said "It was just Ice Cream"

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 12:19 PM (5IHGB)

138 I'm really hoping the Beast is gearing up for a run
in 2020. After all people are just begging her to do so according to
her. And I hope that she decides to steamroll the current group of
clowns like she did with Comrade Bernie in 2016. I would really like to
see the AOC wing of that lunatic asylum known as the Dem Party split in
two. Although most are lemmings that will fall in line



She'd be insane to run. What seems to have not to have reached the
public conscious yet is that Hillary paid for the fake Steele dossier
that was used to not just frame Carter Page but put this whole Russia
scam in motion. She knew it was all lies but allowed the country to go
through 3 years of this crap.



Trump would beat her like a rented mule with this if she ever got off her fat ass and tried to run.


Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM

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Now that people are dropping out like flies before the first Primary vote is cast, it obvious the democrats are going to have a brokered convention with three or four candidates staying in until the end.


None of them are anywhere close to the 40% required to force the super delegates to vote for them in the first round so hillary can jump right in.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 12:19 PM (JUOKG)

139 END THE HOLLYWOOD TAX BREAKS!

Oh, they don't mean that?

Or cushy copyright law and stuff?

Well, never mind then.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 12:19 PM (38jed)

140 Same here only actual people in real life.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 12:19 PM (t+qrx)




Heh

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:20 PM (HALdu)

141 As I mentioned previously, there's a new movie coming out about Jean Seberg, who was to the Black Panthers what Jane Fonda is to the Viet Cong.
The worst of it isn't that she's portrayed sympathetically, but rather, instead of casting someone with talent who looks like Seberg (like Scarlett Johansson or Charlize Theron) they cast that non-entity, Kristen Stewart.
Posted by: Pete in Texas at December 14, 2019 12:14 PM (2RBkF)


So... a topic 99% of the public doesn't give a hoot about, played by a person who can't act, and is growing in her reputation for being box office poison.

I'm not sure what the complaint is here. That they didn't portray this tart more lovingly?

I hope Kristin Stewart gets the part when they finally do the mush life story of Jane Fondle too.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:20 PM (hku12)

142 Danny Aiello was one of our finest Brian Dennehys.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 12:20 PM (38jed)

143 Thunberg is Hitler without the personality, oratory skills, and will to power.


She is a really small angry old woman.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (HALdu)

Also, Hitler was known to have smiled, laughed and enjoyed being around children and dogs and dressing up in lederhosen.....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM (CqE5x)

144 The three teens who murdered that poor Barnard freshmen should get the chair. It has all the elements of premeditation and they murdered her while these others held her. Senseless. The victim fought back and reportedly bit one of the perps who was holding her.

Folks, also please get "stop the bleed" training for you and your kids. Get a simple civilian "stop the bleed" IFAK and carry it. NAR is having a sale. Give the gift of life for Christmas and Hanukkah.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM (rLZe7)

145 In fairness Jane Fonda was married to a guy that used to make her do threesomes, the good kind.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM (HALdu)

146 Imagine what a world that will be, where everyone is good and pure.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (hku12)



China, 1976

Cambodia, 1979

Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 12:22 PM (1glZx)

147 Trump would beat her like a rented mule with this if she ever got off her fat ass and tried to run.


Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM


But first I will beat her like drum! No malarkey!

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 14, 2019 12:22 PM (CqE5x)

148 In fairness Jane Fonda was married to a guy that used to make her do threesomes, the good kind.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM (HALdu)

She was so pretty when she was young

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 14, 2019 12:23 PM (CqE5x)

149 Danny Aiello was one of our finest Brian Dennehys.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 12:20 PM (38jed)


My favorite role of Aiello's was as both the chiropractor and Dante's Virgil in Jacob's Ladder.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 12:23 PM (t+qrx)

150 She was so pretty when she was young
Posted by: Joe Biden at December 14, 2019 12:23 PM (CqE5x)



Stupid but hot.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:23 PM (HALdu)

151 Trump would beat her like a rented mule with this if she ever got off her fat ass and tried to run.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM

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Now that people are dropping out like flies before the first Primary vote is cast, it obvious the democrats are going to have a brokered convention with three or four candidates staying in until the end.

None of them are anywhere close to the 40% required to force the super delegates to vote for them in the first round so hillary can jump right in.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 14, 2019 12:19 PM (JUOKG)


I think it's cute there are people who still fear a Hillory run.

Good lord, that old hag was hated by everybody who VOTED for her last time. Everybody.

They nominated her because they had to.

Honestly, does ANYBODY believe the Democrats will nominate that dried up harpy... if they have a choice?

Really?

REALLY??

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hku12)

152 Aiello was great in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.

Very believable in that role.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 12:24 PM (CqE5x)

153 None of them are anywhere close to the 40% required to force the super delegates to vote for them in the first round so hillary can jump right in.

I think they'll go for Michelle Obama.

Hillary lost because she didn't have the extraordinary black turnout that Obama got, so a lot of Democrats have decided that it is hugely crippling to not have a black person as the candidate. Michelle would also appeal to all the LIV wine moms.

If Michelle gets nominated at a brokered convention, there will only be a few weeks until the election, and the press can serve as her Praetorian Guard to protect her until time runs out.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 14, 2019 12:24 PM (I2/tG)

154 She'd be insane to run. What seems to have not to
have reached the public conscious yet is that Hillary paid for the fake
Steele dossier that was used to not just frame Carter Page but put this
whole Russia scam in motion. She knew it was all lies but allowed the
country to go through 3 years of this crap.



Trump would beat her like a rented mule with this if she ever got off her fat ass and tried to run.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (ZLI7S)


That was my point. I want her to run and for it to be an unmitigated disaster not only for her but the entire Democrat Party. I want that party split in 2 or 3 with various factions at complete war with each other. A guy can dream, can't he?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 12:25 PM (od504)

155 even before Trump, Beck had periods (?) where he'd lay out long lists of the Soros funded propaganda organizations ... 100s of them. Why he went so hard against Trump, idk ... and why Levin teamed up with him at Levin TV? idk ... but Beck, since that, has put out some good info ... until he has his next period, where he again hates Trump (and Trump voters).

That is a problem with teaming up with unstable (?) guys like Beck ... they collect part of "the audience" then turn traitor when the heat is on, and undermine an ongoing operation. But he did OK on some things like Ukraine ...


Rudy came back with evidence from Ukraine ... but is Barr interested, or is SDNY going to arrest any witnesses that make it into the US? Crazy stuff going on ... BigCrime has tentacles into everything.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 12:25 PM (Cus5s)

156 Do you really want to see Kirsten Stewart as Barbarella???

Masochist

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:25 PM (iIEts)

157 Imagine what a world that will be, where everyone is good and pure.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:48 AM (hku12)


China, 1976

Cambodia, 1979
Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 12:22 PM (1glZx)


It didn't work last time. But this time. It. Just. Might. Work.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (hku12)

158 she means she is going to murder them.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:09 PM (HALdu)

Of course. Bullet in the back of the head. That's the subtext for the rabid mob.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (H8QX8)

159 spectator.org/pamela karlans long biased record of anti-trump prejudices
https://tinyurl.com/teu5wcs
So wacked out Leftist she was passed over for Supreme court by the Wise Latina

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (ZCEU2)

160 KTY & I did Stop The Bleed training last year - they came to her HS

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (G546f)

161 The First Woman Has Made it Through SEAL Officer Screening

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Ha. The comments are interesting, of course:

"Men that weren't selected don't get articles, so why should she? She failed to be selected and that's it. "

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (RBFUs)

162 Of course. Bullet in the back of the head. That's the subtext for the rabid mob.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (H8QX



You have to do it the Biden way, you keep killing and killing, and killing until the problem is solved.

Then you go find some people to live in the big empty space.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:27 PM (HALdu)

163 None of them are anywhere close to the 40% required to force the super delegates to vote for them in the first round so hillary can jump right in.
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I think they'll go for Michelle Obama.

Hillary lost because she didn't have the extraordinary black turnout that Obama got, so a lot of Democrats have decided that it is hugely crippling to not have a black person as the candidate. Michelle would also appeal to all the LIV wine moms.

If Michelle gets nominated at a brokered convention, there will only be a few weeks until the election, and the press can serve as her Praetorian Guard to protect her until time runs out.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 14, 2019 12:24 PM (I2/tG)


Maybe, but I still think Oprah is a better bet.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:27 PM (hku12)

164 > I think they'll go for Michelle Obama.


Nope. Way too lazy.

She's enjoying her $15 million beachfront mansion, no doubt with celebrity dinners every night.

Campaigning requires too much work, and too much interaction with the "little people".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 12:27 PM (WsmTT)

165 Man I would *LURV* to see Michael Obama and Trump yelling at each other on stage.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:27 PM (RBFUs)

166 "KTY & I did Stop The Bleed training last year - they came to her HS
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (G546f)"

Fantastic! It should be required training for every HS student.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 12:27 PM (rLZe7)

167 Michelle Obama is Aunt Esther.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:28 PM (iIEts)

168 > Maybe, but I still think Oprah is a better bet.

Now, Oprah is a possibility. I agree.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 12:28 PM (WsmTT)

169 158
she means she is going to murder them.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:09 PM (HALdu)



Of course. Bullet in the back of the head. That's the subtext for the rabid mob.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice


Seems a waste. Those rare earth metals aren't going to mine themselves. Has anyone actually looked for them in Kolyma or the Yukon?

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 12:28 PM (T6t7i)

170 164
> I think they'll go for Michelle Obama.





Nope. Way too lazy.



She's enjoying her $15 million beachfront mansion, no doubt with celebrity dinners every night.



Campaigning requires too much work, and too much interaction with the "little people".





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia



That, and deep in her lizard brain, I'm sure she knows she's a complete fraud, who was handed everything she ever got. She doesn't want to go up against someone who actually achieved in life.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 12:30 PM (T6t7i)

171 Do these STDs make my nose look big?

Posted by: Mikey Douglass at December 14, 2019 12:30 PM (EgshT)

172 I'm not saying a tournequet, some bandages, a sharpie marker, and a few rubber gloves isn't worth $50+ dollars, but I think I'm going to shop around.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:30 PM (RBFUs)

173 In fairness Jane Fonda was married to a guy that used to make her do threesomes, the good kind.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM (HALdu)


There's only one type of threesome. If there are two (or more) dudes in the room, you're either gay or you're being cucked (or if you're the gal in this situation, they're running a train on you).

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:30 PM (hku12)

174 There's only one type of threesome. If there are two (or more) dudes in the room, you're either gay or you're being cucked (or if you're the gal in this situation, they're running a train on you).
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:30 PM (hku12)




Yes.

And.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:31 PM (HALdu)

175 She's enjoying her $15 million beachfront mansion, no doubt with celebrity dinners every night.


...and a banana hammock.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at December 14, 2019 12:31 PM (EgshT)

176 He got tongue cancer from oral sex with Katherine Zeta-Jones.
Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM

I wonder what disease Kathy Crotch Rot has?

Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 12:31 PM (+mbOC)

177 oh, that's the caee where the stabbers are 13 yo?

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:32 PM (G546f)

178 I'll take alt-rt extremism every day, thanks, except for Sunday when I want two scoops of that good stuff!

Posted by: Judge Fredd at December 14, 2019 12:32 PM (0vHj7)

179

Seal Training gives you THE CLAP.

Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 12:32 PM (5IHGB)

180 You would think Thunberg would know that shooting politicians that could be making solar panels is a waste.

Bring back the camps!

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:32 PM (HALdu)

181 > Has Michael Douglas had a major movie since Romancing the Stone?

Too busy mainlining Viagra and banging Catherine Zeta Jones, would be my guess.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 12:32 PM (WsmTT)

182 177 oh, that's the caee where the stabbers are 13 yo?
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:32 PM (G546f)

---

Like a pack of wild dogs.

That need to be put down.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 12:33 PM (RU4sa)

183 BurtTC is almost certainly right - Hillary was a horrible candidate the first time, who underperformed in several key demos for Dems, was not liked by almost anyone, and would now face the Everest of Trump's economic success in *addition* to the fuller flowering of the Mega-scandal by next spring, as Jack points out.


The Iron Range in MN is looking unreliable for a Dem candidate against Trump [this is roughly equivalent to rural OK looking dicey for a "conservative" GOP candidate]. Just one, but a powerful, example, of the reality all the Dems will face. Hillary has zero to offer except name recognition over the field of mediocrities now stumbling towards electoral annihilation.






Posted by: rhomboid at December 14, 2019 12:33 PM (El6T/)

184 Too busy mainlining Viagra and banging Catherine Zeta Jones, would be my guess.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


So....he's not completely stupid.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 12:33 PM (T6t7i)

185 Thunberg = Hitler Without Charisma

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:33 PM (HALdu)

186 Fantastic! It should be required training for every HS student.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 12:27 PM (rLZe7)

I wish it was required, but it was optional and only a handful of students and teachers showed up

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:34 PM (G546f)

187 I think they'll go for Michelle Obama.
-----------------------------
Nope. Way too lazy.

She's enjoying her $15 million beachfront mansion, no doubt with celebrity dinners every night.

Campaigning requires too much work, and too much interaction with the "little people".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
--------------------------
That, and deep in her lizard brain, I'm sure she knows she's a complete fraud, who was handed everything she ever got. She doesn't want to go up against someone who actually achieved in life.
Posted by: pep at December 14, 2019 12:30 PM (T6t7i)


Have you ever seen the video of Bobama when he went to Kenya, early in his career? Before they were even married, Moochelle is there with him, and Bobama is spouting college sophomore wisdom as he goes around the different sites and various family members. Moochelle looks like she couldn't possibly be more bored than she is... even back then.

She likes the easy life. Anything that is a challenge for her, she's going to put on her ugly face. Yes. She has an ugly face that is not her usual face.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:34 PM (hku12)

188 It didn't work last time. But this time. It. Just. Might. Work.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (hku12)


I used to tell a Socialist cow-orker that the problem with Socialism is that no-one has wanted to try hard enough to make it work. Pol-Pot, for example, just didn't try hard enough.

It got his attention, but I doubt it changed his mind.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 12:35 PM (1glZx)

189 > would now face the Everest of Trump's economic success in *addition* to the fuller flowering of the Mega-scandal by next spring, as Jack points out.

Also, last time out she spent more than twice as much money as Trump. Still lost.

This time, it's Trump whose coffers are full.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 12:35 PM (WsmTT)

190 Have you ever seen the video of Bobama when he went to Kenya, early in his career? Before they were even married, Moochelle is there with him, and Bobama is spouting college sophomore wisdom as he goes around the different sites and various family members. Moochelle looks like she couldn't possibly be more bored than she is... even back then.

She likes the easy life. Anything that is a challenge for her, she's going to put on her ugly face. Yes. She has an ugly face that is not her usual face.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:34 PM (hku12)



Lobster and butter in bed every day!

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:35 PM (HALdu)

191 what I remember from.Stop the bleed - if it's on a limb, tourniquet
if it's on the torso or head, pack the wound
and never tourniquet the neck

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:35 PM (G546f)

192 I love that both Hillary and Micheal's only qualification for president is being married to a man.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 12:36 PM (RBFUs)

193 Oprah would definitely have the millions and the gravitas to run.

But is she crazy enough to?

Another look at Stacey from Georgia?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:36 PM (iIEts)

194 It's for your own good, you see. Or else.

Posted by: klaftern at December 14, 2019 12:36 PM (RuIsu)

195 Tourniquet around Schiff's neck however

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:37 PM (iIEts)

196 testing

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:37 PM (gRULc)

197 It didn't work last time. But this time. It. Just. Might. Work.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:26 PM (hku12)

I used to tell a Socialist cow-orker that the problem with Socialism is that no-one has wanted to try hard enough to make it work. Pol-Pot, for example, just didn't try hard enough.

It got his attention, but I doubt it changed his mind.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 12:35 PM (1glZx)


Cow-orker. I love it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:38 PM (hku12)

198 Thunberg = Hitler Without Charisma

I fancy myself more in the mold of Martin Bormann.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at December 14, 2019 12:38 PM (EgshT)

199 Preferred pronoun is "Muhammad Is a Homo."

Anon, LOL!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 14, 2019 12:38 PM (QMJJk)

200 195 Tourniquet around Schiff's neck however
Posted by: Anna Puma

his eyes would pop out like those squishy monkey toys

eww

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:38 PM (G546f)

201 The three teens who murdered that poor Barnard freshmen should get the chair. It has all the elements of premeditation and they murdered her while these others held her. Senseless. The victim fought back and reportedly bit one of the perps who was holding her.



And for what? What's she likely to have, twenty bucks?

It can't be about the money, it has to be about sadism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 12:39 PM (38jed)

202 141

BurtTC, when it comes on TV, you can always, mute, pause, and rewind.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at December 14, 2019 12:39 PM (2RBkF)

203 Thunberg = Hitler Without Charisma

I fancy myself more in the mold of Martin Bormann.
Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at December 14, 2019 12:38 PM (EgshT)




Heh.

I am trying to think of how to make it into something concise that sticks.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:39 PM (HALdu)

204 > Oprah would definitely have the millions and the gravitas to run.

Yes, and genuine accomplishments to boot. Whatever you may think of her politics, she's got the business acumen to have amassed a vast empire of holdings.

How many celebrities have pissed their money away (or had it stolen by "managers") and gone bankrupt? So many that it's the expected story.

She's parlayed her success into billions. Definitely not a stupid woman.

> But is she crazy enough to?

Excellent question, and one I'm sure that many are asking, probably even her.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 12:39 PM (WsmTT)

205 And for what? What's she likely to have, twenty bucks?

It can't be about the money, it has to be about sadism.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 12:39 PM (38jed)



Why ignore racism so early in the investigation?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:39 PM (HALdu)

206 Thunberg = Hitler Without Charisma

==

Naggy Hitler

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:40 PM (G546f)

207 Why do actors and actresses think that they uniquely have something to contribute? Half of them dropped out of high school, and it's apparent that practically all of them are none too bright. Furthermore, it's also apparent that most of them have severe personal issues, and the morals of alley cats.

So, to sum up, they're just about the last people on earth anyone should be listening to.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:40 PM (pNm1M)

208 Anytime a Hollywooder goes public with some crap, my BS meter pegs.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 14, 2019 12:40 PM (axyOa)

209 Naggy Hitler
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:40 PM (G546f)



Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:41 PM (HALdu)

210 > I fancy myself more in the mold of Martin Bormann.

Expect to be served with our libel suit shortly.

(stolen from SNL, back when it was still occasionally funny)

Posted by: The Martin Bormann Estate at December 14, 2019 12:41 PM (WsmTT)

211 Someday there is going to be an announcement in the NYT for the Hogg Thunberg wedding.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:41 PM (HALdu)

212 And people think Michelle would stand a chance? Really? OK.


Meanwhile, what the F is "alt right extremism"? Where does one find it?


Is it to be found in universities, their "speech codes", their pushing insane authoritarian and racist lunacy?


Does it fill and disfigure the "press", which like universities have become just mediocre propaganda outlets for the same authoritarian and racist garbage?


Pop culture? Which triples down on the idiocy of academia and the press?


Corporate boards, who beclown themselves vying to show their submission to the Gleichschaltung?


Just curious. "Alt right extremism" seems about as widespread, and important, as monarchism, or cults waiting for UFOs to land and take over. But maybe I'm missing something.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 14, 2019 12:41 PM (El6T/)

213 Oprah would definitely have the millions and the gravitas to run.

But is she crazy enough to?

Another look at Stacey from Georgia?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:36 PM (iIEts)


I haven't heard The Tank speak, and hope I never have to, but does she have any sort of charisma? At all? From what I see, Maxipad Watters is more attractive.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:41 PM (hku12)

214 Oprah would definitely have the millions and the gravitas to run.

She has the money, but not the gravitas. Let's not conflate gravitas with gravitational attraction, which she definitely has.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:41 PM (pNm1M)

215 Voter Mom like the time Tom thought he was stabbed and put a tourniquet around his neck.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (iIEts)

216 Why do actors and actresses think that they uniquely have something to contribute? Half of them dropped out of high school, and it's apparent that practically all of them are none too bright. Furthermore, it's also apparent that most of them have severe personal issues, and the morals of alley cats.

So, to sum up, they're just about the last people on earth anyone should be listening to.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:40 PM (pNm1M)




sycophants

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (HALdu)

217 cbsnews.com/tessa-majors murder thirteen year-old charges stabbing of barnard freshman-today
https://tinyurl.com/yx4opfd4
Looks like all juveniles, next to the perfect crime

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (ZCEU2)

218 > So, to sum up, they're just about the last people on earth anyone should be listening to.

Except for, perhaps, mentally-ill Swedish girls.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (WsmTT)

219 I haven't heard The Tank speak, and hope I never have to, but does she have any sort of charisma? At all? From what I see, Maxipad Watters is more attractive.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:41 PM (hku12)


But she makes some great pancakes, so there's that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (pNm1M)

220 Why do actors and actresses think that they uniquely have something to contribute?
=====

Politics = acting, except with a guaranteed income for politicians.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (MIKMs)

221 These people are dangerous. They make ruthlessness seem reasonable.

It's effective. It neuters the "normals" right off the bat. Those people refuse to think in extremes or that extremes could ever become true. An extreme message turns them off - and renders them non-entities on the playing field.

The strategy - I'm sure of it - is to give them a little space to all get together and tut-tut the silliness of it all, while those willing to fight over the issue settle it out. Depending upon who wins, the tut-tut crowd either gets to keep their little space in a magnanimous gesture of mercy - or they get eaten last.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (gRULc)

222 Oprah would definitely have the millions and the gravitas to run.

Yes, and genuine accomplishments to boot. Whatever you may think of her politics, she's got the business acumen to have amassed a vast empire of holdings.

How many celebrities have pissed their money away (or had it stolen by "managers") and gone bankrupt? So many that it's the expected story.

She's parlayed her success into billions. Definitely not a stupid woman.

> But is she crazy enough to?

Excellent question, and one I'm sure that many are asking, probably even her.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia



Does she want her REAL private life laid open, not her carefully crafted media controlled life?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (dEvh1)

223 "She looks like a chipmunk raiding a birdfeeder."

I think those are called jowls...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 14, 2019 12:43 PM (QMJJk)

224 Except for, perhaps, mentally-ill Swedish girls.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (WsmTT)


Good point.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:43 PM (pNm1M)

225 Thunberg is Hitler without the personality, oratory skills, and will to power.


She is a really small angry old woman.

She's an abused child.

Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 12:43 PM (arJlL)

226 I thought he died! How many picks do you get in a Deadpool?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at December 14, 2019 12:44 PM (xU9Jo)

227 We used to have a Swedish Bikini Team now we have some 16 year old would be climate fuhrer, without the fashion sense.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:44 PM (HALdu)

228 thunberg wore an antifa shirt......that's all i need to know about her.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 14, 2019 12:44 PM (0O7c5)

229 "She'd be insane to run. What seems to have not to
have reached the public conscious yet is that Hillary paid for the fake
Steele dossier that was used to not just frame Carter Page but put this
whole Russia scam in motion. She knew it was all lies but allowed the
country to go through 3 years of this crap." Posted by: JackStraw

Allowed? It is a continuation of The Resistance (coup) to remove or handicap Trump, and it continues even now. All the resistance is actively involved, there is no passive "allowing", imo.


But anyway, even some on the left are aware, as they were when Bernie got screwed by the DNC in 2016. Jimmy Dore is very leftist, but he lays out the details pretty well ... says on this video (cued to that point) that what they are doing is what they accuse Trump of doing. He trashes MSNBC for backing the FBI, and lying about it all.


youtube link
https://tinyurl.com/vku2fe6

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 12:44 PM (Cus5s)

230 Der Klimate Fuhrer?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:44 PM (iIEts)

231 Tomorrow belongs to me!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at December 14, 2019 12:45 PM (EgshT)

232 She's an abused child.
Posted by: JT at December 14, 2019 12:43 PM (arJlL)




I don't care.



Same is probably true of the three kids that stabbed the Barnard student.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:45 PM (HALdu)

233 Can only guess the make up of the 3 murderers

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 12:45 PM (ZCEU2)

234 Der Klimate Fuhrer?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:44 PM (iIEts)




Nice!

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:45 PM (HALdu)

235 Tomorrow belongs to me!
Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at December 14, 2019 12:45 PM (EgshT)



Heh

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:46 PM (HALdu)

236 OT. I want to vent about Disney/Star Wars and United Airlines since this is bugging me the more I think about it.

I took a flight yesterday and the video presentation of the safety spiel (you know, the part where they tell you about seat belts, oxygen masks, and exit doors - somewhat important stuff that you are technically legally required to listen to) was interspersed around a commercial for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

WTF? Is this a valid safety presentation? Would a first time flyer get the proper information from what seemed like a three minute commercial. Keep the important information separate from a damn commercial. The more I think about it, I'm actually thinking about officially complaining. Especially since the United snobs always complain about the occasional comedy added by SWA flight attendants.


Posted by: Chuck C at December 14, 2019 12:46 PM (r6GXX)

237 Politics = acting, except with a guaranteed income for politicians.
Posted by: mustbequantum at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (MIKMs)


Yep. Apparently the "Justice Democrats" founded by The Young Turd Cenk Uygur came across AOC by putting out a casting call, then put Gupta in place as her Svengali.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:46 PM (pNm1M)

238 Anna Puma

Well spotted. A telling appellation!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 14, 2019 12:46 PM (u82oZ)

239 202 141

BurtTC, when it comes on TV, you can always, mute, pause, and rewind.
Posted by: Pete in Texas at December 14, 2019 12:39 PM (2RBkF)


From the stills I've seen of the publicity for this trainwreck Charlie's Angels film recently, Stewart is past her sell-by date.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:46 PM (hku12)

240 Anna Puma #167: Michelle Obama is Aunt Esther.

Big Mike Obama is Uncle Fester.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Joan Rivers died for truth at December 14, 2019 12:46 PM (s2OJe)

241 Don't forget United Airlines has a track record of killing giant rabbits.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:47 PM (iIEts)

242 ranked choice is interesting ... sounds fair in some ways. We would have gotten a second Bush Sr. term in 1992 if we had that then (where third party Perot divided the Rs' vote).

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 12:47 PM (Cus5s)

243 Greta should study Bruno Ganz. Even is he is still post-humus.

Posted by: klaftern at December 14, 2019 12:48 PM (RuIsu)

244 Der Klimate Fuhrer?


Climate = Klima.


I'm a dick.

Posted by: Pedantischer Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 12:48 PM (gd9RK)

245 Grubby Boogereater and Camera Hogg. What a lovely pair. Entitled little fascist shits. May they one day be back to the wall themselves.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 14, 2019 12:48 PM (QMJJk)

246 Horst Wessel lied, polar bears died!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at December 14, 2019 12:48 PM (EgshT)

247 227 We used to have a Swedish Bikini Team now we have some 16 year old would be climate fuhrer, without the fashion sense.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:44 PM (HALdu)


Or the looks, or the figure, or any scintilla of charisma. The only thing she has going for her is that she's a ringer for Cabbage Patch doll, if they had any such dolls that snarled with anger.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:48 PM (pNm1M)

248 Isn't dick in German love?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (iIEts)

249 Klimafuhrer

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (HALdu)

250 Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hku12)

I guess I'm stupid. I do not trust Hitlery, the deep state or Soros or anyone else this election.

Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (+mbOC)

251 Politics = acting, except with a guaranteed income for politicians.
Posted by: mustbequantum at December 14, 2019 12:42 PM (MIKMs)

Yep. Apparently the "Justice Democrats" founded by The Young Turd Cenk Uygur came across AOC by putting out a casting call, then put Gupta in place as her Svengali.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:46 PM (pNm1M)


If that creep, the Turk guy, doesn't have a sordid sex scandal in his future, I'll eat Ana Kasparian's dirty underwear.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (hku12)

252 ranked choice is interesting ... sounds fair in some
ways. We would have gotten a second Bush Sr. term in 1992 if we had
that then (where third party Perot divided the Rs' vote).
Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 12:47 PM (Cus5s)


Every State has the right to apportion those votes as they wish, at least regarding the EC. Personally, I like proportional, with the overall winner in my state getting the extra two.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (gRULc)

253 at least Hitler had the sense to hire Hugo Boss!

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (G546f)

254 Klima Fuhrer?

Zima Fuhrer?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (iIEts)

255 Dick is fat.

Shut up, you perverts.

Posted by: Pedantischer Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (gd9RK)

256 I guess I'm stupid. I do not trust Hitlery, the deep state or Soros or anyone else this election.
Posted by: clutch



*fistbump

I don't even trust OUR side.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (dEvh1)

257 Or the looks, or the figure, or any scintilla of charisma. The only thing she has going for her is that she's a ringer for Cabbage Patch doll, if they had any such dolls that snarled with anger.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:48 PM (pNm1M)



Heh

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (HALdu)

258 at least Hitler had the sense to hire Hugo Boss!
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (G546f)



I am not in for evil, however, if you are going to be evil look evil.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:51 PM (HALdu)

259 Greta looks like Wednesday in the last Adams Family movie.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:51 PM (gRULc)

260
Meanwhile, what the F is "alt right extremism"? Where does one find it?

Every day.

When you go to work and put in a solid day doing something productive.

When you raise your kids to be gentleman and ladies.

When you love and support your spouse.

When you worship at your church.

When you volunteer and help others.

When you enjoy your hobbies.

When you keep your hands to yourself and a respectful tongue in your head.

When you give each person you meet the respect they deserve.

When you neither suck up to the rich nor disparage the poor.

When you live with dignity.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 14, 2019 12:51 PM (7rVsF)

261 Der Klimameckerziegefuhrer

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:52 PM (G546f)

262 Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hku12)

I guess I'm stupid. I do not trust Hitlery, the deep state or Soros or anyone else this election.
Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (+mbOC)


Who said anything about trust?

I'm just saying, I don't see how anyone could imagine dipping back into that fetid water would be a good idea.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:52 PM (hku12)

263 The Left set up front organizations always claiming to be the opposite of what they are.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 12:52 PM (qQ7kL)

264 WTF? Is this a valid safety presentation?

-

Soon the safety stuff will be read in that sped up legalese voice that is played under rock music during the last two seconds of the car commercial and tells you that the vehicle they are advertising isn't available on the lot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 14, 2019 12:52 PM (0GvUH)

265 Now, what we need is someone with skills, or more correctly skilz, to superimpose her face over Hitler's in the bunker.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:52 PM (HALdu)

266 Greta is a human shield tool ... can't mock her even when she talks like a young Hitler ... because it is evil to mock a child ... so they make her the spokesperson of all their totalitarian crap ...


My smart TV showed me the CNN headline ... "Melania Silent as Trump mocks Greta". That is the human shield effect. They skip right over what Trump said, and go right to "why doesn't Melania speak out against her husband's evil ways?"


As usual, their fake news starts with the assumption/predicate of OrangeManBad.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 12:53 PM (Cus5s)

267 at least Hitler had the sense to hire Hugo Boss!
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (G546f)



I am not in for evil, however, if you are going to be evil look evil.


When the cold war ended and the Wall fell there were street vendors all over Berlin selling Soviet military stuff, caps and coats and whatnot.

I thought it would be cool to buy some war booty and have a nice wool submarine captain's coat or something, but it was all polyester shit. Utterly unwearable, even ironically.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 12:53 PM (gd9RK)

268 When you...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 14, 2019 12:51 PM (7rVsF)

-

(Claps, stands, continues clapping.)

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at December 14, 2019 12:54 PM (0GvUH)

269 Greta looks like Wednesday in the last Adams Family movie.
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:51 PM (gRULc)


Wednesday had a quiet dignity and confidence about her.

Grater Thundersludge has all the charm of a kewpie doll come to life, with a red hot poker up its arse, and only lemons and horseradish for a diet.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:55 PM (hku12)

270 I asked this yesterday, but still have not come across the answer.

What dreams exactly did St. Greta of Cabbage Patch have stolen? Dreams of puberty? Dreams of getting a training bra? Dreams of exceeding the five foot mark in height? Dreams of getting asked to the prom? What?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:55 PM (pNm1M)

271 Der Klimameckerziegefuhrer
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:52 PM (G546f)



Der Klima Kriegfuhrer?


Maybe? I kind of like it.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:55 PM (HALdu)

272 There are plenty of places to get "stop the bleed" kits or you can make your own. I like NAR because you can get the .mil quality kits. You also want to be careful where the contents are manufactured. You don't want Quickclot or Kerlix made in India or China. Make sure it's the real deal. Don't skimp on your life or your families.

Also learn how to analyze and if necessary pack stab or gunshot wounds and apply pressure. Make sure the patient does not move or increase their heart rate. If it's you, avoid running if possible. Learn to elevate body parts.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 12:55 PM (VtIqB)

273 Every State has the right to apportion those votes as they wish, at least regarding the EC. Personally, I like proportional, with the overall winner in my state getting the extra two.
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (gRULc)

I'd go with each Congressional district being a mini election, with whoever won the State getting the extra two.

Makes it a truly National election.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2019 12:56 PM (NgKpN)

274 When the cold war ended and the Wall fell there were street vendors all over Berlin selling Soviet military stuff, caps and coats and whatnot.

I thought it would be cool to buy some war booty and have a nice wool submarine captain's coat or something, but it was all polyester shit. Utterly unwearable, even ironically.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 12:53 PM (gd9RK)




Fucking socialists, what can't they ruin?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:56 PM (HALdu)

275 So, I guess it could be an advantage to have a crowded field on your side of the ideological fence with this voting system. What do you think about it?


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I think if there were even the slightest chance that it would benefit Republicans or Conservatives, these people would be fighting against it tooth and nail.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at December 14, 2019 12:56 PM (z4SrG)

276 illiniwek @155 said, "they collect part of "the audience" then turn traitor when the heat is on"

That is why you avoid cults of personality. They will always disappoint you. When somebody like Glenn has something, evaluate it and take it when it checks out. He does post all of his research material to make that easy.

Posted by: John Morris at December 14, 2019 12:56 PM (Gr18I)

277 My smart TV showed me the CNN headline ... "Melania Silent as Trump mocks Greta". That is the human shield effect. They skip right over what Trump said, and go right to "why doesn't Melania speak out against her husband's evil ways?"

As usual, their fake news starts with the assumption/predicate of OrangeManBad.
Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 12:53 PM (Cus5s)


Followed by a round of playful laughs from the presenters as they discuss the insightful and witty barbs cast at Barron on this week's episode of "Impeachment".

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 12:57 PM (t+qrx)

278 I thought it would be cool to buy some war booty and
have a nice wool submarine captain's coat or something, but it was all
polyester shit. Utterly unwearable, even ironically.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 12:53 PM (gd9RK)


In all fairness, 99% of the shit they gave us in the 90's was also unwearable. I surplus stored most of that shit the day I mustered out. I was done.
Except the field jacket. Best coat I ever owned.

The garrison cap is an affront to manhood.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:57 PM (gRULc)

279 253 at least Hitler had the sense to hire Hugo Boss!
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:50 PM (G546f)


Hilter swallowed antacid tablets like they were mother's milk.

Greeble looks like she swallows acid tablets.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 12:58 PM (hku12)

280 n all fairness, 99% of the shit they gave us in the 90's was also unwearable. I surplus stored most of that shit the day I mustered out. I was done.
Except the field jacket. Best coat I ever owned.

The garrison cap is an affront to manhood.
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:57 PM (gRULc)



Which field coat?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:58 PM (HALdu)

281 I have a new theory about Greta. This is from the Daily Mail, but the quote is everywhere.

Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they do not tackle global warming as she attends climate protest in Turin

I'm thinking this is maybe one of those 1960s Stanford experiments to see how far people will follow her.

She's literally saying put all world leaders against the wall. Her English is pretty good, she knows what she's saying.

This has to be an elaborate prank.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 12:58 PM (gd9RK)

282 Der Klimameckerziegefuhrer
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 12:52 PM (G546f)


She could chair the Wahnsinn conference.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 12:59 PM (pNm1M)

283 Does anyone else find it concerning that Der Klima Kriegfuhrer has the einsatzgruppen wipkipedia page as her home page?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:59 PM (HALdu)

284 not so - I definitely like it

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 12:59 PM (ZCEU2)

285 know this has been said many times already, But Man BoJo hair make PDT"s look normal

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 01:00 PM (BqBId)

286 not so - I definitely like it
Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 12:59 PM (ZCEU2)



Thanks, I am going with it.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:00 PM (HALdu)

287 The three teens who murdered that poor Barnard
freshmen should get the chair. It has all the elements of premeditation
and they murdered her while these others held her. Senseless. The victim
fought back and reportedly bit one of the perps who was holding her.



Folks, also please get "stop the bleed" training for you and your
kids. Get a simple civilian "stop the bleed" IFAK and carry it. NAR is
having a sale. Give the gift of life for Christmas and Hanukkah.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM (rLZe7)

Let her parents throw the switch.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 14, 2019 01:00 PM (9Om/r)

288 Which field coat?
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:58 PM (HALdu)


The standard issue camo coat that you wore over your BDU when authorized. Not the black coat you wore over your greens - or as I like to call them - the Soviet secret weapon. Nothing usurped morale quite like those dress greens.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:00 PM (gRULc)

289 Garden thread up.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 01:01 PM (t+qrx)

290 know this has been said many times already, But Man BoJo hair make PDT"s look normal
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 01:00 PM (BqBId)



Whenever you look at UK politicians you have to wonder if they are politicians of a lesser god.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:01 PM (HALdu)

291 In all fairness, 99% of the shit they gave us in the 90's was also unwearable. I surplus stored most of that shit the day I mustered out. I was done.
Except the field jacket. Best coat I ever owned.

The garrison cap is an affront to manhood.
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:57 PM (gRULc)


The army field jacket, with liner, was about as warm a coat as you were going to find anywhere. As for the cap, I'm just glad I got out before the gave consolation prize berets to everyone.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:01 PM (hku12)

292 Greta should marry a whale.

Posted by: klaftern at December 14, 2019 01:02 PM (RuIsu)

293 Took a short week cruise to Sweden when I was in England, found if needed any directions around Gothenburg just asked any teenager as they all seemed to speak English well.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 01:02 PM (ZCEU2)

294 She could chair the Wahnsinn conference.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

that's just crazy talk

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 01:02 PM (G546f)

295 The standard issue camo coat that you wore over your BDU when authorized. Not the black coat you wore over your greens - or as I like to call them - the Soviet secret weapon. Nothing usurped morale quite like those dress greens.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:00 PM (gRULc)




Is that the m65 jacket?

The new Army uniforms, the brown with the pre-broken in covers, those are ugly.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:03 PM (HALdu)

296 "Let her parents throw the switch.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 14, 2019 01:00 PM (9Om/r)"

My preference is to light them on fire feet first and keep reviving them with adrenaline darts until their body finally quits. But nobody asked me.

I think about how scared that poor girl was in her last moments. All alone and severely injured. I could literally carve these perps like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 01:04 PM (VtIqB)

297 The gardening thread is up. Or you can stick around here with Greta and her old clothes.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 14, 2019 01:04 PM (BVQ+1)

298 When Der Klima Kriegfuhrer is no longer useful her parents will marry her off to some Swedish muslims.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:04 PM (HALdu)

299 I'm thinking this is maybe one of those 1960s Stanford experiments to see how far people will follow her.

She's literally saying put all world leaders against the wall. Her English is pretty good, she knows what she's saying.

This has to be an elaborate prank.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2019 12:58 PM (gd9RK)


Could be. I see it more like, the whole freakin' world is a huge Lord Of The Flies island now.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:05 PM (hku12)

300 298 When Der Klima Kriegfuhrer is no longer useful her parents will marry her off to some Swedish muslims.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:04 PM (HALdu)


Boy, you must REALLY hate Swedish muslims.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 01:05 PM (pNm1M)

301 Boy, you must REALLY hate Swedish muslims.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2019 01:05 PM (pNm1M)



That got a literal laugh.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:06 PM (HALdu)

302 Is that the m65 jacket?

Gotta' be honest - the entire time I was in, we all just called it the "field jacket". Could not tell you what it's nomenclature was. But as Burt said - the standard field jacket with liner. That thing was the bomb. Wore it for a long, long time after I got out.

Never understood why officers bought the more expensive - and authorized - Gortex one. Couldn't have been any better than ours. Also never understood why that shit was allowed.

And I'll agree with Burt regarding the beret as well - that was even worse than the cunt cap. Glad I missed equality for all as well.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:06 PM (gRULc)

303 KT has some great garden pictures to see

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 01:08 PM (ZCEU2)

304 Is that the m65 jacket?

Gotta' be honest - the entire time I was in, we all just called it the "field jacket". Could not tell you what it's nomenclature was. But as Burt said - the standard field jacket with liner. That thing was the bomb. Wore it for a long, long time after I got out.

Never understood why officers bought the more expensive - and authorized - Gortex one. Couldn't have been any better than ours. Also never understood why that shit was allowed.

And I'll agree with Burt regarding the beret as well - that was even worse than the cunt cap. Glad I missed equality for all as well.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:06 PM (gRULc)




No worries. I have my dad's old jackets from the same time. Would like to wear them bu do not want to take the insignia off.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:08 PM (HALdu)

305 KT has some great garden pictures to see
Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 01:08 PM (ZCEU2)



Does she have any hate?

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:08 PM (HALdu)

306 Took a short week cruise to Sweden when I was in England, found if needed any directions around Gothenburg just asked any teenager as they all seemed to speak English well.
Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 01:02 PM (ZCEU2)


Pewdiepie is from Gothenburg. Was speaking fluent Engrish since before he got famous.

Lives in England now. With his Italian wife. And they own a home in Japan as well.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:10 PM (hku12)

307 "She's literally saying put all world leaders against the wall. Her English is pretty good, she knows what she's saying. This has to be an elaborate prank." Posted by: Bandersnatch

not that elaborate. "up against the wall" is not literal... well, I mean, it is not literal for executing all the world leaders that don't obey. "Up Against the Wall" is the euphemism for that. And since she is a child ... of course it is wrong to assume she really means something so vicious, How. Dare. You. think such things of a child. (is their tactic, but some Hitleresque leftist is scripting her, no doubt, and getting her on the Time cover)

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 01:11 PM (Cus5s)

308 While States CAN apportion EVs however they like, we should keep one thing firmly in mind. Every system that varies from winner take all in a Red State is pointlessly spotting the Dims one or more EV. Every single one.

They know this, notice they have only pushed this daft notion through in States where they figure they would lose a Winner Takes All most of the time. If they really believed in it as a basic principle they would demonstrate this by implementing it in a State they absolutely control. Does NY, CA, IL, NJ, MD, WA, OR, etc. do this? Nope. Only swing states.

In other words they push US to concede votes to them while they give us nothing.

Posted by: John Morris at December 14, 2019 01:11 PM (Gr18I)

309 No worries. I have my dad's old jackets from the same time. Would like to wear them bu do not want to take the insignia off.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:08 PM (HALdu)

I get it. I finally wore mine out - but it wasn't easy.
Just do this. Wait for a cold day. Zip in the liner, and go outside for a nice brisk walk for a few minutes.
Those things were warm. If it was cold enough to need the liner - it was cold.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:13 PM (gRULc)

310 Gotta' be honest - the entire time I was in, we all just called it the "field jacket". Could not tell you what it's nomenclature was. But as Burt said - the standard field jacket with liner. That thing was the bomb. Wore it for a long, long time after I got out.

Never understood why officers bought the more expensive - and authorized - Gortex one. Couldn't have been any better than ours. Also never understood why that shit was allowed.

And I'll agree with Burt regarding the beret as well - that was even worse than the cunt cap. Glad I missed equality for all as well.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:06 PM (gRULc)


Yup, guys who spring for a gortex jacket, and be out there with the rest of us, freezing our nutz off.

And gortex boots... don't get me started. I bought a pair. Nice. But in the German mud, everything got wet. Everything. I don't care how insulated your boots were, when the mud gets sucked in through the top, your freakin' gortex won't stop that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:14 PM (hku12)

311 field jackets, liner or no, weren't for shit.

the Gortex top bottom were worth every penny i spent on them...

try being out in sideways sleet on Planet Irwin in a field jacket, then get back to me.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 01:16 PM (Zo3HG)

312 I get it. I finally wore mine out - but it wasn't easy.
Just do this. Wait for a cold day. Zip in the liner, and go outside for a nice brisk walk for a few minutes.
Those things were warm. If it was cold enough to need the liner - it was cold.
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:13 PM (gRULc)




Will do

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:16 PM (HALdu)

313 "She's literally saying put all world leaders against the wall. Her English is pretty good, she knows what she's saying. This has to be an elaborate prank." Posted by: Bandersnatch
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not that elaborate. "up against the wall" is not literal... well, I mean, it is not literal for executing all the world leaders that don't obey. "Up Against the Wall" is the euphemism for that. And since she is a child ... of course it is wrong to assume she really means something so vicious, How. Dare. You. think such things of a child. (is their tactic, but some Hitleresque leftist is scripting her, no doubt, and getting her on the Time cover)
Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 01:11 PM (Cus5s)


That's the same excuse people like Sarah Jong and all the BLMs use. When we say "kill whitey" we don't mean it. We mean, you people have all the power, and we want to destroy THAT.

We won't actually put you up against a wall.

Until we can.

Language is a weapon. Never forget that. If your enemy is going to use it against you, you damn well better not be giving them the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:17 PM (hku12)

314 Yup, guys who spring for a gortex jacket, and be out there with the rest of us, freezing our nutz off.



Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:14 PM (hku12)


It was always the damned pants and boots. Jacket was great. Pants sucked. They never wanted to give in and wear the sock cap. And the little mittens were as bad as, well, Mittens.

At least in the units I was in, they always wanted to "authorize" the uniform of the day. Gotta' tell you - I cheated many a time and put on the thermal bottoms. They never knew.


My head and balls were always cold in the cold. And my hands and feet. But my chest was warm.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:18 PM (gRULc)

315 Wore out my feild jacket, do have a parka which for being such is kinda short but the hood is monstrous and fur lined

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 01:19 PM (ZCEU2)

316 That's the same excuse people like Sarah Jong and all the BLMs use. When we say "kill whitey" we don't mean it. We mean, you people have all the power, and we want to destroy THAT.

We won't actually put you up against a wall.

Until we can.

Language is a weapon. Never forget that. If your enemy is going to use it against you, you damn well better not be giving them the benefit of the doubt.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:17 PM (hku12)




Words have meaning. Words matter.

Wonder what words those stabby kids that murdered the Barnard student heard at home.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:19 PM (HALdu)

317 The Represent.Us assholes are doing it wrong.

The first step in a establishing a marxist society is a government take over of the press, radio, TV and movie/entertainment industries.

What? Oh, never mind.

Carry on.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 01:20 PM (Z+IKu)

318 The Represent.Us assholes are doing it wrong.

The first step in a establishing a marxist society is a government take over of the press, radio, TV and movie/entertainment industries.

What? Oh, never mind.

Carry on.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 01:20 PM (Z+IKu)



Nothing matters until the have Ace actual.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:21 PM (HALdu)

319 try being out in sideways sleet on Planet Irwin in a field jacket, then get back to me.
Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 01:16 PM (Zo3HG)


Uncle Sam was punishing you red. Mostly for not being smart enough to find a way out of going to Fort Irwin.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:22 PM (gRULc)

320 Argh. Just had to fill out a qualification for Federal jury duty. PIA website, but finally figured it out.

Thank God the Feds give exemption for over-70 folks like me. I clicked "yes" on that as fast as I could! I've served on juries when I was younger, and I don't have the patience for it any longer. (Didn't then, either, but no choice before I turned 70.)

Posted by: Empire1 at December 14, 2019 01:22 PM (buYi1)

321 The freezing balls will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: Fort Irwin at December 14, 2019 01:24 PM (EgshT)

322 Army cold weather gloves weren't for shit either...

so i carried really fark blue ski gloves in the velcro patch pockets of gy gortex, the ones right next to the zipper.

and, if it got really cold i has a set of polypropylene gloves, and a thinsulite pair to put on before the gloves.

as a SP-4, they didn't pay me enough to be miserable.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 01:24 PM (Zo3HG)

323 try being out in sideways sleet on Planet Irwin in a field jacket, then get back to me.
Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 01:16 PM (Zo3HG)

Uncle Sam was punishing you red. Mostly for not being smart enough to find a way out of going to Fort Irwin.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:22 PM (gRULc)


I only ever heard guys talk about how hot it was there. Never heard anyone say it was cold.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:25 PM (hku12)

324 Uncle Sam was punishing you red. Mostly for not being smart enough to find a way out of going to Fort Irwin.




Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:22 PM (gRULc)

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LOL

i was CA ARNG, out of Ontario, CA 1/18th Armored Cav for about 6 years.

Irwin was our 2nd home station.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 01:26 PM (Zo3HG)

325 What these people don't get is that any trust there may ever have been IS GONE! They may actually mean it this time, by why would anyone believe them after having been lied to time, after time, after time, after time ......
They're going to have to do a lot more than smile purty for the camera and mouth platitudes while doing their utmost to express passionate earnestness. They're, well some of them, professional actors, which isn't a long reach to professional liars.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 14, 2019 01:26 PM (48RE5)

326 I only ever heard guys talk about how hot it was there. Never heard anyone say it was cold.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:25 PM (hku12)

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it's the high desert... gets cold as F 'bout this time of year. snow, ice, sleet... you name it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 01:27 PM (Zo3HG)

327 Army cold weather gloves weren't for shit either...

I always wondered exactly what they expected me to accomplish, with those big leather shells on top of my little shitty green mittens.

Gah.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:28 PM (gRULc)

328 Yup, guys who spring for a gortex jacket, and be out there with the rest of us, freezing our nutz off.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:14 PM (hku12)

It was always the damned pants and boots. Jacket was great. Pants sucked. They never wanted to give in and wear the sock cap. And the little mittens were as bad as, well, Mittens.

At least in the units I was in, they always wanted to "authorize" the uniform of the day. Gotta' tell you - I cheated many a time and put on the thermal bottoms. They never knew.

My head and balls were always cold in the cold. And my hands and feet. But my chest was warm.
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:18 PM (gRULc)


I never even tried on the gortex jacket, and not sure I ever saw gortex pants. Maybe I did.

All I know is, I never saw anyone who wasn't miserable right along with me.

To this day, in winter I almost never cover my head. It just doesn't get cold enough most of the time, and feet are just feet, but yeah, if my chest is cold, I'm going back inside.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:28 PM (hku12)

329 320 Argh. Just had to fill out a qualification for Federal jury duty. PIA website, but finally figured it out.

Thank God the Feds give exemption for over-70 folks like me. I clicked "yes" on that as fast as I could! I've served on juries when I was younger, and I don't have the patience for it any longer. (Didn't then, either, but no choice before I turned 70.)
Posted by: Empire1 at December 14, 2019 01:22 PM (buYi1)

My kid just got one, doesn't have a car, nearest courthouse is 50 miles away with no public transport. Guess they'll expect him to Uber

Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 14, 2019 01:29 PM (48RE5)

330 I only ever heard guys talk about how hot it was there. Never heard anyone say it was cold.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:25 PM (hku12)

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it's the high desert... gets cold as F 'bout this time of year. snow, ice, sleet... you name it.
Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 01:27 PM (Zo3HG)


Oh, I believe you, I just don't remember anyone ever telling me that before, but they sure did complain about the heat.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:30 PM (hku12)

331 Thing is, when you're cold you can put on more / better clothes, but when you're hot once you're naked your options are pretty limited

Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 14, 2019 01:32 PM (48RE5)

332 To this day, in winter I almost never cover my head.
It just doesn't get cold enough most of the time, and feet are just
feet, but yeah, if my chest is cold, I'm going back inside.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:28 PM (hku12)


I never knew it - but it turns out I'm allergic to cold. The Army taught me that. Thanks Uncle Sugar.


I'll put on a sock-cap at the drop of a hat. Keep one in the truck. Same with a good set of gloves that I can actually do stuff in.

I don't camp anymore either. I do tow an RV. It's like my own personal Command Trailer.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:33 PM (gRULc)

333 Now that I think about it - I got married when I got out. We didn't conceive our first kid until almost five years later.

I think it took that long for my balls to thaw out.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:35 PM (gRULc)

334 To this day, in winter I almost never cover my head.
It just doesn't get cold enough most of the time, and feet are just
feet, but yeah, if my chest is cold, I'm going back inside.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:28 PM (hku12)

I never knew it - but it turns out I'm allergic to cold. The Army taught me that. Thanks Uncle Sugar.

I'll put on a sock-cap at the drop of a hat. Keep one in the truck. Same with a good set of gloves that I can actually do stuff in.

I don't camp anymore either. I do tow an RV. It's like my own personal Command Trailer.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:33 PM (gRULc)


Hmmm, I think I had the opposite effect. I mean, I know there's a point at which temps become dangerous to the human body, but up to that point, I don't really care all that much. And it's not like I don't know it's cold, or that I'm feeling it. I just don't... care.

Until the wind hits my chest. Then I'll zip up.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:37 PM (hku12)

335 Because Soros funding the campaigns of Left Wing AG's who subvert the law isn't moving fast enough.

Well, at least it's becoming a target rich environment.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 11:33 AM (rLZe7)

"Tides" is $oro$, IIRC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 01:38 PM (Ol3ZL)

336 Folks, also please get "stop the bleed" training for
you and your kids. Get a simple civilian "stop the bleed" IFAK and
carry it. NAR is having a sale. Give the gift of life for Christmas and
Hanukkah.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM (rLZe7)


You might need to translate IFAK and NAR for the Morons.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at December 14, 2019 01:41 PM (YqED9)

337 And it's not like I don't know it's cold, or that I'm feeling it. I just don't... care.



Until the wind hits my chest. Then I'll zip up.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 01:37 PM (hku12)


Good for you. If we're ever in a foxhole - loan me your dry sock-cap. Thanks.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:41 PM (gRULc)

338 My kid just got one, doesn't have a car, nearest
courthouse is 50 miles away with no public transport. Guess they'll
expect him to Uber

Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 14, 2019 01:29 PM (48RE5)
Not quite that bad here -- 30 minutes to the nearest one in Lufkin, but getting there ... well, the only thing I get in Lufkin is Thoroughly LOST, even with my GPS. Once I made it to town, they'd have to send out a bailiff or something to find me and lead me to the courthouse.

Posted by: Empire1 at December 14, 2019 01:42 PM (buYi1)

339 In fairness Jane Fonda was married to a guy that used to make her do threesomes, the good kind.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 12:21 PM

How did he "make" her?
Fonda had a rich, influential and powerful father, could she have not walked out the door and sought her happiness/fame/fortune elsewhere?

Posted by: Alice McD at December 14, 2019 01:45 PM (E+yET)

340 He got tongue cancer from oral sex with Katherine Zeta-Jones.

--

In fairness, I'd wear a hole in mine if she asked me to.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at December 14, 2019 11:52 AM (RBFUs)

A real playa would get dick cancer from her.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 01:48 PM (Ol3ZL)

341 Public Service Message:

@FoxChanUS is a fake account.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 14, 2019 01:50 PM (GPz65)

342 How did he "make" her?
Fonda had a rich, influential and powerful father, could she have not walked out the door and sought her happiness/fame/fortune elsewhere?
Posted by: Alice McD at December 14, 2019 01:45 PM (E+yET)



I don't care. She said somewhere that she did not want to and he said "get in there and do her with me then we will do you, or we are getting a divorce." So she did.

Kind of the standard thing.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:53 PM (HALdu)

343 How 'bout reviving the "Contract with America" 's idea of term limits? At least for House of Representatives. Maybe 15 years. In any case the people who "represent us" should have to return to honest jobs and live under the rules they've made for the rest of us -- at least at some point.

How 'bout endorsing Glenn Reynold (Instapundit) 's idea of the revolving door surtax? Anybody that moves from a modestly paid government job to an exorbitantly paid private sector job gets a higher percent tax on the difference of the salary increase. This cuts down on incentives for businesses to "bribe" regulators with a promise of a soft landing sometime later.

There are a lot of RIGHT wing ideas out there that would make federal government more responsive. What are the odds such ideas are promoted by Douglas, et al?

Posted by: pouncer at December 14, 2019 01:56 PM (L/ssi)

344 I don't care. She said somewhere that she did not
want to and he said "get in there and do her with me then we will do
you, or we are getting a divorce." So she did.



Kind of the standard thing.
Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 01:53 PM (HALdu)


Same chic yucking it up on an NVA AA gun ? Well - we got nothing to argue about. I don't care either.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:57 PM (gRULc)

345 Every State has the right to apportion those votes as they wish, at least regarding the EC. Personally, I like proportional, with the overall winner in my state getting the extra two.
Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 12:49 PM (gRULc)

All, I mean all, of these alternative voting plans are there to weaken the power of the voters and minimize their ability to influence those they vote in.

Proportional voting for a legislature means those you get in are selected not by a district, but by the party. As long as they run the party they can never be voted out.

Prop voting for EC means that the power of winner take all to magnify a mandate is diluted.

In Australia, where they have the multi-voting crap, the minor fanatic parties sell their voters second choice to the larger parties as part of doing business. Parties should only be dealing with each other after elections, not before.

A winner take all system forces the voter to make difficult choices. It forces parties to embrace new ideas but incorporate them into a more practical framework in order to keep favor from all factions.

In the EU parliament, Verhoffstat ran with a party that was so badly thrashed that only three electors were chosen by it. Rather than sidelining him, he was assigned to one of the fake parties set up by the EU, chosen its leader, and was picked to run the entire Brexit negotiation. He has no need to care about the people of Belgium, as long as his party gets enough votes for a single elector, he is there forever.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 14, 2019 02:06 PM (eoQWY)

346 Jennifer Lawrence, dropped out of high school in junior year. Leftist.
I bet this idea will totally kick ass even more than the coffee party did.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at December 14, 2019 02:15 PM (pw+jk)

347 Same chic yucking it up on an NVA AA gun ? Well - we got nothing to argue about. I don't care either.




Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 01:57 PM (gRULc)


I always thought it was shame there were no marine snipers in the area when that pic was taken.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 14, 2019 02:15 PM (9Om/r)

348 I always thought it was shame there were no marine snipers in the area when that pic was taken.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 14, 2019 02:15 PM (9Om/r)



Were it up to me I would have given her a chance to fuck it out, but it would have to be really good or else.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 02:18 PM (HALdu)

349 If chosen for Federal jury it's a day a week for up to two years unless it's to fill in one already serving. But at least its a lottery so maybe 20 out of 200.

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 02:19 PM (ZCEU2)

350 Forget Marine snipers, a squadron of F-111s

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 02:24 PM (ZCEU2)

351 A 2 minute video definitely worth the watch.

https://tinyurl.com/rrvwpfp

$900,000 to Joe Biden from Burisma?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 02:28 PM (ZLI7S)

352 I always thought it was shame there were no marine snipers in the area when that pic was taken.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 14, 2019 02:15 PM (9Om/r)

---
you misspelled "Wild Weasels"...

you're welcome!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 02:28 PM (Zo3HG)

353 Rockeyes FTW!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 02:29 PM (Zo3HG)

354 Ruthlessness will seem reasonable until conservatives are ruthless back.... and more effective at it.

Posted by: SDN at December 14, 2019 02:31 PM (4ahRe)

355 GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!

Navy plays with Joe Biden's leg hair!

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 14, 2019 02:35 PM (GBYzV)

356 $900,000 to Joe Biden from Burisma?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 02:28

Still an open case/investigation. 900k for "consulting services." Are current VP's allowed to moonlight, or was this payment after he left office?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 02:36 PM (Dhht7)

357 Crazy Uncle Joe is panicked over covering for his own crimes

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 02:39 PM (ZCEU2)

358 >>Still an open case/investigation. 900k for "consulting services." Are current VP's allowed to moonlight, or was this payment after he left office?


I don't know for sure but my assumption is this would have happened while he was in office.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 02:47 PM (ZLI7S)

359 MeAgain Kelly on PBS!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTlkXhkP6bo

Obama FanGirl Supreme!

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at December 14, 2019 02:49 PM (EMi53)

360 we can haz Army-Navy thred?

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 02:52 PM (oZuI0)

361 Navy goats make dating easy for the midshipmen!

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 14, 2019 02:55 PM (GBYzV)

362 Christopher R. Taylor made Instapundit (Ed Driscoll post).

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/351431/#respond

I posted it on the Gardening Thread, before I realized that this thread was probably a better place for it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 14, 2019 02:58 PM (m2EfB)

363 we can haz Army-Navy thred?

With Pet Thread coming any moment, I'd say this is it.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 03:00 PM (Dhht7)

364 GO ARMY!
BEAT NAVY!

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 03:01 PM (RU4sa)

365 Go Space Force Academy!

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 03:01 PM (ZLI7S)

366 The definition of non partisan, for a leftist, means agreeing with them, doesn't it?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 03:03 PM (KHurO)

367 365 Go Space Force Academy!
Posted by: JackStraw

Beat the Klingons!

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:04 PM (G546f)

368 DJT in da hoooouuuuuuse!!!!!

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 03:06 PM (oZuI0)

369 This can be the A&N thread

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:08 PM (ZCEU2)

370 Just saw PDJT singing the National Anthem at the Army-Navy game on TV... in the rain, on the field, with cadets around him. Is that something any of today's Dems would EVER do???

Posted by: gdgm+ at December 14, 2019 03:08 PM (ExnWy)

371 I wonder if I can get a drivers license in another country as an admitted illegal immigrant. I hate the SJW Left with the heat of a thousand suns of a bitches.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 03:09 PM (qQ7kL)

372 370 Just saw PDJT singing the National Anthem at the Army-Navy game on TV... in the rain, on the field, with cadets around him. Is that something any of today's Dems would EVER do???
Posted by: gdgm+ at December 14, 2019 03:08 PM (ExnWy)

---

No.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 03:09 PM (RU4sa)

373 Go USSpaceCorp beat Space Marines

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:09 PM (ZCEU2)

374 Just saw PDJT singing the National Anthem at the Army-Navy game on TV... in the rain, on the field, with cadets around him. Is that something any of today's Dems would EVER do???
Posted by: gdgm+ at December 14, 2019 03:08 PM (ExnWy)

Ummmmmmmmmmmm.......No.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 03:10 PM (Z+IKu)

375 Trump's put on a Keep America Great Again hat.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 03:10 PM (6ezlu)

376 Coin toss, with Trump in his MAGA hat.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 03:11 PM (RU4sa)

377 I voted for mayor today in Houston. I noted a large turn out of minority voters. Unbelievable that we can have such an obviously corrupt mayor who is definitely on the down low.

I don't know if we can fix what's broken in this country.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 03:12 PM (qQ7kL)

378 Saw Trump at Army/Navy game. Is he wearing a toupee?
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Now he's wearing
a MAGA hat. Do you think CNN, etc., will raise the question?
HA! Donnie Thick Hair rules!!!

Posted by: norman at December 14, 2019 03:12 PM (cm7pS)

379 ooh just saw that French Creek.Outfitters is closing

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:13 PM (G546f)

380 Easy Andy - sounds like we aren't voting our way out

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:13 PM (ZCEU2)

381 I'll pretend I'm on Facebook and unnecessarily share that I'm posting while waiting to pick up some Chinese food. Yao Ming's restaurant.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 03:15 PM (qQ7kL)

382 I voted for mayor today in Houston. I noted a large turn out of
minority voters. Unbelievable that we can have such an obviously
corrupt mayor who is definitely on the down low.


I am going to say sacrilege. Yet I am going to say it.

No grouping of people that consider themselves free can allow everyone a say, without resorting to eliminating the voices of those that will - through ignorance or malice - undermine their freedom.

The trick is deciding who gets a vote. You can't leave it to Man. Man is selfish.

You might, instead, make a simple rule. Something about owning land, or paying taxes. But the rule has to be simple. The more complicated the rule, the more you know about those that wrote it and those that will break it.


Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 03:17 PM (gRULc)

383 votermom - shocked over that, wonder if firearms will be on sale

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:18 PM (ZCEU2)

384 Ammo too

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:19 PM (ZCEU2)

385 Skip, starting Wednesday or Thursday, I think

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:19 PM (G546f)

386 Some serious hitting gone on in this game.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 03:20 PM (ZLI7S)

387 How did you hear about it or read it?

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:24 PM (ZCEU2)

388 Woooo!!!

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 03:25 PM (RU4sa)

389 https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/armed-forces/

Watch live.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 03:26 PM (RU4sa)

390 A Space Force cap would be a way to say MAGA without getting accosted.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:29 PM (lkl+P)

391 FCO was packed a year ago when I went a few times

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:30 PM (ZCEU2)

392 being

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:31 PM (lkl+P)

393 387 How did you hear about it or read it?
Posted by: Skip

just got a postcard mailer from them abnouncing it - maybe you have one in your mailbox now

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:31 PM (G546f)

394 A Space Force cap would be a way to say MAGA without getting accosted.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:29 PM (lkl+P)


Or you just troll them.

Most everyone around here knows what Molon Labe means. It's in the back window of my truck.

Just like guns, when it's time to hide your symbols, it's really time to dig 'em up. And maybe get the fuck out while the getting is still good.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 03:33 PM (gRULc)

395 Molon Labe: I'm not looking to fight

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:36 PM (lkl+P)

396 feeling pretty sad about it - where else is there an indoor range

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:36 PM (G546f)

397 Molon Labe: I'm not looking to fight.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:36 PM (lkl+P)


They are. Your move.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 03:37 PM (gRULc)

398 Ahem. Taps on microphone, clears throat. Can you hear me?
Can you hear me now?
I've been communicating with a woman since August. It now appears we might spend Christmas together.
I miss the touch of a woman.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 03:38 PM (KHurO)

399 397 Molon Labe: I'm not looking to fight.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:36 PM (lkl+P)

They are. Your move.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 03:37 PM (gRULc)


I'm going to buy a Space Force cap.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:38 PM (lkl+P)

400 Do have to get the mail in

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:38 PM (ZCEU2)

401 Now THAT was a quintessential Army drive

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 03:38 PM (oZuI0)

402 401 Now THAT was a quintessential Army drive
Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 03:38 PM (oZuI0)

---

*grins*

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 03:39 PM (RU4sa)

403 Aww, good luck northernlurker!

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:39 PM (G546f)

404 Sun is out

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 03:41 PM (ZCEU2)

405 up against the wall .... red neck mother ... mother who has raised a daughter so well.

turns out Greta did not refer to murdering world leaders, but is a country western music lover. she actually favors kicking hippies' asses and raising hell.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 03:41 PM (Cus5s)

406 I'm going to buy a Space Force cap.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:38 PM (lkl+P)


I like it. Step in the right direction.

Good for you.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 03:42 PM (gRULc)

407 People more likely to believe in Hell after shopping at Wamart. - Babylon Bee

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 03:49 PM (O/X1S)

408 Walmart. More tired than I thought.

Posted by: Infidel at December 14, 2019 03:50 PM (O/X1S)

409 YUGE TD from Malcolm Perry

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 03:50 PM (oZuI0)

410 Babylon bee is skating dangerously close to the not-satire line

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:51 PM (G546f)

411
372 370 Just saw PDJT singing the National Anthem at the Army-Navy game on TV... in the rain, on the field, with cadets around him. Is that something any of today's Dems would EVER do???
Posted by: gdgm+ at December 14, 2019 03:08 PM (ExnWy)

---

No.

Posted by: SMH at December 14, 2019 03:09 PM (RU4sa)



Obama would have. So long as the recruits held an umbrella for him.

Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 03:55 PM (Z7lwY)

412 Y'all knew this all the time. Slow learner here.

"COVFEFE – Google deleted this word from its Arabic-English dictionary after President Trump used it in his tweet on May 31, 2017. "

http://tinyurl.com/s2ergdz

Screenshot included.


Beelzebub has several Covfefe caps to chose from.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/sj6x8pw


Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 03:56 PM (lkl+P)

413 410 Babylon bee is skating dangerously close to the not-satire line
Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 03:51 PM (G546f)

--We are living in an age of the fullness of Poe's Law.

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 03:59 PM (oZuI0)

414

The preisdent wearing a Keep America Great hat at the
Army-Navy breaks campaign finance laws! And breaks the Logan Act! And breaks the Emoluments Clause! And breaks the Santa Claus!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 04:01 PM (4kUit)

415 May all midshipman suffer from goat inflicted syphilis.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 14, 2019 04:02 PM (GBYzV)

416 Obama would have. So long as the recruits held an umbrella for him.


Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 03:55 PM (Z7lwY)

Obama went to a grand total of 1 Army-Navy game, 2011 at FedEx field. It was dry, but cold. And there were boos intermixed with the cheers when he was introduced.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 04:02 PM (6ezlu)

417 May all midshipman suffer from goat inflicted syphilis.
Posted by: Assassin6 at December 14, 2019 04:02 PM (GBYzV)

Goatphylus?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 04:03 PM (KHurO)

418 416 Obama would have. So long as the recruits held an umbrella for him.


Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 03:55 PM (Z7lwY)

Obama went to a grand total of 1 Army-Navy game, 2011 at FedEx field. It was dry, but cold. And there were boos intermixed with the cheers when he was introduced.


Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 04:02 PM (6ezlu)



I'm mocking his pathetic behavior where he had a marine hold an umbrella for him

Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 04:04 PM (Z7lwY)

419 >>May all midshipman suffer from goat inflicted syphilis.
Posted by: Assassin6

What? Did the Army guys kidnap the goat again?

Posted by: Aviator at December 14, 2019 04:05 PM (2cuLk)

420
418 416 Obama would have. So long as the recruits held an umbrella for him.


Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 03:55 PM (Z7lwY)

Obama went to a grand total of 1 Army-Navy game, 2011 at FedEx field. It was dry, but cold. And there were boos intermixed with the cheers when he was introduced.


Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 04:02 PM (6ezlu)



I'm mocking his pathetic behavior where he had a marine hold an umbrella for him

Posted by: buzzion





Canadians....


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 14, 2019 04:05 PM (4kUit)

421 --We are living in an age of the fullness of Poe's Law.
Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 03:59 PM (oZuI0)

Ain't gonna' be much satire or irony in the Face Colander Times.

Honestly - write this down. Once people get hungry, in this epoch, it's going to be a quick battle of who wants to to rule before everyone dies in place. Stupid fucks will be begging for someone to tell them what to do to eat.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 04:06 PM (gRULc)

422 I'm mocking his pathetic behavior where he had a marine hold an umbrella for
him


Posted by: buzzion at December 14, 2019 04:04 PM (Z7lwY)

I know; I had the thought when Trump was walking on the field if he would have an umbrella carrier or an umbrella at all; of course he didn't.
You can't see if they'll sing on the sidelines if they don't show up in the first place.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 04:06 PM (6ezlu)

423 Irrelevant but nonetheless my go to curse will be "may the gunt of Nadler smother you in your sleep. "

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 04:07 PM (KHurO)

424 Why yes , this card entitles up to 1/2 off everything sale, so take it not everything including firearms

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 04:08 PM (ZCEU2)

425 Isn't there a post Civil War story about someone, perhaps Sherman, catching fatal pneumonia because he refused to wear a hat during the funeral for James Longstreet?
And didn't he go go bareheaded out of respect?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 04:10 PM (KHurO)

426 New Jersey Democrat Rep Jeff Van Drew has made it official. He is leaving the Democrat Party to become a Republican over his vote not to support impeachment.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:13 PM (ZLI7S)

427 Isn't there a post Civil War story about someone, perhaps Sherman, catching fatal pneumonia because he refused to wear a hat during the funeral for James Longstreet?
And didn't he go go bareheaded out of respect?
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 04:10 PM (KHurO)

Joseph Johnson, the Confederate general caught a bad cold and died after being a pall bearer at Sherman's funeral.
According to Wikipedia.

Interestingly, Sherman had converted to Catholicism, and his son was a Jesuit priest.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:15 PM (CqE5x)

428 426 New Jersey Democrat Rep Jeff Van Drew has made it official. He is leaving the Democrat Party to become a Republican over his vote not to support impeachment.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:13 PM (ZLI7S)


Is he going to vote no as a Democrat first?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 04:16 PM (lkl+P)

429 >>Is he going to vote no as a Democrat first?

Not sure on the timing but he is definitely voting no and definitely becoming a Republican.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:17 PM (ZLI7S)

430 New Jersey Democrat Rep Jeff Van Drew has made it official. He is
leaving the Democrat Party to become a Republican over his vote not to
support impeachment.



Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:13 PM (ZLI7S)


How does he feel about NJ residents having to hide their guns ? And how do those residents feel about him.

This looks like subtraction by addition, until proven otherwise.


Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 04:17 PM (gRULc)

431 Non-partisan organization seeking to dazzle us with dim-witted glitter twits who make their living pretending to be someone else. Represent.Us. my rear end.
Why, yes. Certainly highlights just how stupid they think we are. They might as well use a Poison Apple as a logo with "I"ll get you, My Pretty" written on it.

Posted by: Sweets at December 14, 2019 04:19 PM (Hh51s)

432 >>How does he feel about NJ residents having to hide their guns ? And how do those residents feel about him.

>>This looks like subtraction by addition, until proven otherwise.


That would be a state level vote. This is the federal government.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:20 PM (ZLI7S)

433 424 Skip
I didn't get that - you must be a really good customer
mine just says get free prizes

Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 04:20 PM (G546f)

434 Pet Thread up

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:20 PM (oZuI0)

435 Joseph Johnson, the Confederate general caught a bad cold and died after being a pall bearer at Sherman's funeral.
According to Wikipedia.

Interestingly, Sherman had converted to Catholicism, and his son was a Jesuit priest.
Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:15 PM (CqE5x)

--You must be a Yankee.

That's Joseph Johnston.

Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:22 PM (oZuI0)

436 Joseph Johnson, the Confederate general caught a bad cold and died after being a pall bearer at Sherman's funeral.
According to Wikipedia.

Interestingly, Sherman had converted to Catholicism, and his son was a Jesuit priest.
Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:15 PM (CqE5x

Okay. So I was entirely incorrect. Oh well.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 04:22 PM (KHurO)

437 Navy ignores rum and the lash for extra helpings of sodomy!

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 14, 2019 04:23 PM (GBYzV)

438 Not sure on the timing but he is definitely voting no and definitely becoming a Republican.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:17

And a shitty Rebuplican he'd be. He'd be nothing but a Diablo. PDJT could get some mileage out of him turning, but he don't think he'd help the party if he continues voting 98% Demoncrat.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 04:24 PM (Dhht7)

439 --You must be a Yankee.

That's Joseph Johnston.
Posted by: logprof at December 14, 2019 04:22 PM (oZuI0)

Yes, and duly noted.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:25 PM (CqE5x)

440 Not sure on the timing but he is definitely voting no and definitely becoming a Republican.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:17

And a shitty Rebuplican he'd be. He'd be nothing but a Diablo. PDJT could get some mileage out of him turning, but he don't think he'd help the party if he continues voting 98% Demoncrat.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 04:24 PM (Dhht7)

Let's just see what happens.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:25 PM (CqE5x)

441 Okay. So I was entirely incorrect. Oh well.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 14, 2019 04:22 PM (KHurO)

No, you at least had an idea from memory.
I cheated and looked it up.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:27 PM (CqE5x)

442 Wikipedia already has Van Drew listed as Republican.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:28 PM (CqE5x)

443 Let's just see what happens.
Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:25 PM (CqE5x)


Let's do.

And if he suddenly starts voting 180 opposite - then let's all jack off in unison because suddenly a useless pol joined our team. It feels so much better when the corrupt system gives us a result we like - until Lucy pulls the football again.

You know - two parties could run a really long, long con on this.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 04:29 PM (gRULc)

444 Van Drew'a district is South Jersey, Trump country.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:29 PM (CqE5x)

445 And a shitty Rebuplican he'd be. He'd be nothing but a Diablo. PDJT could get some mileage out of him turning, but he don't think he'd help the party if he continues voting 98% Demoncrat.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 04:24 PM (Dhht7)


It's like Collins, you can either have a liberal Republican or a Democrat.

One thing, when they tally up numbers to to see who's the majority IT COUNTS.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 04:31 PM (lkl+P)

446 Let's do.

And if he suddenly starts voting 180 opposite - then let's all jack off in unison because suddenly a useless pol joined our team. It feels so much better when the corrupt system gives us a result we like - until Lucy pulls the football again.

You know - two parties could run a really long, long con on this.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 04:29 PM (gRULc)

You may be right, and i didn't know a thing about Van Drew until 15 minutes ago.

But he's already signaled he's not voting for impeachment--and didn't vote for the inquiry either--but his switching parties doesn't tip the balance, so what kind of con can they be running?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:32 PM (CqE5x)

447 You may be right, and i didn't know a thing about Van Drew until 15 minutes ago.



But he's already signaled he's not voting for impeachment--and
didn't vote for the inquiry either--but his switching parties doesn't
tip the balance, so what kind of con can they be running?



Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:32 PM (CqE5x)

Possibly trying to save his career. As mentioned a few posts up, his district is in south Jersey, so there are a bunch of Trump voters there.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 04:36 PM (6ezlu)

448 But he's already signaled he's not voting for
impeachment--and didn't vote for the inquiry either--but his switching
parties doesn't tip the balance, so what kind of con can they be
running?
Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:32 PM (CqE5x)


Right now - he figured he needed an R instead of a D around his name. That was good enough to get you.

Let's see what he does after this shit show. Based upon what he's done this far - you can have him. I insist you do. I don't want his kind down here.

Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 04:37 PM (gRULc)

449 Per JEM's comment the other day I've been perusing heretofore unknown news aggregators.
One of them, https://www.politipage.us/, has a featured spot for AoSHQ. Nice.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 04:38 PM (lkl+P)

450 Also, he may be doing it in part for his family. Any D who votes against impeachment is going to likely be in for harassment.

Posted by: Vendette at December 14, 2019 04:40 PM (6ezlu)

451 > It's like Collins, you can either have a liberal Republican or a Democrat.

Sadly true. In most of those districts, you don't get a choice between Susan Collins or Devin Nunes. You get a choice between Susan Collins or Alexandria O'CrazyHo-Kotex.

As the wise man said, politics is the art of the possible.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 04:43 PM (WsmTT)

452 http://bit.ly/2PmpGIg
*******
Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties | TheHill

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 04:46 PM (BqBId)

453 >>Sadly true. In most of those districts, you don't get a choice between Susan Collins or Devin Nunes. You get a choice between Susan Collins or Alexandria O'CrazyHo-Kotex.

>>As the wise man said, politics is the art of the possible.

I'm far less worried about what a pretty moderate guy does in his district than I am happy to keep chipping away at the Democrat majority in the House.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:47 PM (ZLI7S)

454 $900,000 to Joe Biden from Burisma?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 02:28

Still an open case/investigation. 900k for "consulting services." Are current VP's allowed to moonlight, or was this payment after he left office?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 02:36 PM (

And why $900k, not $1 million? I wonder if there is some reporting threshold he/they were trying to avoid.

Posted by: LASue at December 14, 2019 04:50 PM (wMHPW)

455 It's like Collins, you can either have a liberal Republican or a Democrat.

Sadly true. In most of those districts, you don't get a choice between Susan Collins or Devin Nunes. You get a choice between Susan Collins or Alexandria O'CrazyHo-Kotex.

As the wise man said, politics is the art of the possible.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 04:43 PM (WsmTT)

I remember (pre-911) when Rush used to always take shots at Mayor Rudy Giuliani, always pointing out that he wasn't a "real" conservative because he was liberal on social issues.

But it never dawned on Rush that Giuliani was as "conservative" as NYC would ever get.

Now, could someone like Rudy ever be elected mayor of NYC ever again?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:50 PM (CqE5x)

456 The timing is beautiful.


A public relations disaster for Nancy.

Posted by: Ha at December 14, 2019 04:50 PM (UU64l)

457 Sorry, See Jack Straw already has it. Looks like self preservation to me

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 04:51 PM (BqBId)

458 Sadly true. In most of those districts, you don't get a choice between Susan Collins or Devin Nunes. You get a choice between Susan Collins or Alexandria O'CrazyHo-Kotex.

>>As the wise man said, politics is the art of the possible.

I'm far less worried about what a pretty moderate guy does in his district than I am happy to keep chipping away at the Democrat majority in the House.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 04:47 PM (ZLI7S)

As long as no one "switches" to vote yes on impeachment so they can crow that it was non-partisan.

Posted by: LASue at December 14, 2019 04:51 PM (wMHPW)

459 Pamela Geller
Democrat Congressman Leaving Party Over Impeachment, Becoming Republican: "People get tired of defending a party that's spent the past three years embracing Socialists, anti-Semites, and hysteria."

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 04:53 PM (BqBId)

460 I'd be interested if there are any more Democrats who are going to follow Van Drew--if not to the point of switching parties--and vote against impeachment.

The Federalist Sean Davis implies that there are on his twitter.....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:53 PM (CqE5x)

461 Sorry, See Jack Straw already has it. Looks like self preservation to me
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 04:51 PM (BqBId)

As good a reason as any because remember, the reason why Van Drew is under water (23%) among DEMOCRATS in his district is BECAUSE he's already on record as being against impeachment.
He even voted against the inquiry.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:55 PM (CqE5x)

462 460


Watch Peterson in MN 7.


Most Trump district held by a Dem in the whole country.


No way he votes yes unless he announces retirement.

Posted by: Ha at December 14, 2019 04:57 PM (UU64l)

463 so what kind of con can they be running?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 04:32 PM (CqE5x)


The con you're watching. But it's hard to look it. Buck up and see it.


In 2020 - you'll see these same dick-heads telling you that Warren or Biden or Winfrey or some other jack-off is better than Trump. 2024 will be a carnival of "Let's all get back to normal". And that's a lie. But that's the lie they tell on and on and on and on. They're telling it now because if they tell it enough, it gets a truth all it's own.


They keep telling you their Statist is better than the other Statist. And in that process, we're going right back to DNC vs GOP - without Trump. Or, most importantly, anyone else like him.

And Trump's not even that good. Just better than everything else.


Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 05:01 PM (gRULc)

464 As long as no one "switches" to vote yes on impeachment so they can crow that it was non-partisan.
Posted by: LASue at December 14, 2019 04:51 PM (wMHPW)

Yes, but that can't be the case with Van Drew because he already voted against the impeachment INQUIRY, as a Democrat.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 05:01 PM (CqE5x)

465 @BresPolitico

Dems have heard Trump will do Rose Garden event with Van Drew next week

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 05:06 PM (ZLI7S)

466

Go K-State!!
Beat Navy!!

#twoweeks

Posted by: teej at December 14, 2019 05:08 PM (x2VC9)

467 BresPolitico

Dems have heard Trump will do Rose Garden event with Van Drew next week
Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 05:06 PM (ZLI7S)

Isn't this over the top?

It's not like this entire shit show hangs on Van Drew's vote

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 05:13 PM (CqE5x)

468 >>Isn't this over the top?

>>It's not like this entire shit show hangs on Van Drew's vote

Theater for the masses. The Democrats have been running a show for weeks now in the House. Now it's Trump's turn.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 05:14 PM (ZLI7S)

469 Come on Army, don't embarrass us. Although, based on the West Pointers I've served with, they don't know how to SCORE.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 14, 2019 05:15 PM (GBYzV)

470 Had to go out for chicken, Larry Elder said no same party Senator every voted for impeachment. Mittens want to go for history as first?

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

471 No, it's not over the top. Gives PDJT great opportunity to hammer how bad shampeachment has been and that even Democrat(s) are leaving party over it.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 05:18 PM (Dhht7)

472 454 $900,000 to Joe Biden from Burisma?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 02:28

Still an open case/investigation. 900k for "consulting services." Are current VP's allowed to moonlight, or was this payment after he left office?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 02:36 PM (

And why $900k, not $1 million? I wonder if there is some reporting threshold he/they were trying to avoid.

Posted by: LASue at December 14, 2019 04:50 PM (wMHPW)

Every reporter following Old Joe should just ask him simply "did you receive about $900 thousand dollars from any Ukraine entity for consulting services, while serving as VP, or any other time?"

A simple yes or no is fine, Mr. Biden. For the record, Mr. Biden.

Get him on the record, and don't accept his challenge to fight behind the barn or do push-ups.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 05:19 PM (sy5kK)

473 Had to go out for chicken, Larry Elder said no same party Senator every voted for impeachment. Mittens want to go for history as first?
Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

Even Mitt the Shitthead won't vote for impeachment. He's a douche, but he picks his spots to be a douche.

There's absolutely no upside for him to vote for impeachment.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 05:20 PM (CqE5x)

474 467 BresPolitico

Dems have heard Trump will do Rose Garden event with Van Drew next week
Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 05:06 PM (ZLI7S)

Isn't this over the top?

It's not like this entire shit show hangs on Van Drew's vote
Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 05:13 PM (CqE5x)


I think is a strategic and excellent move.

The guy has been accepted by his district already, and is probably good and knowing his constituents. He knows if it makes sense to change parties. In these middle of the road districts, a super conservative would never get elected anyway.


And also, doing this publicly puts the idea into the discussion for other moderate Democrats in similar positions. Trump is planting this seed into their minds with election season coming up soon.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 14, 2019 05:27 PM (sy5kK)

475 Axios- Mooch giving Greta encouragement Don't listen to the doubters

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:27 PM (ZCEU2)

476 spotty douche, ruh roh

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 05:28 PM (lkl+P)

477 Not looking good for Army

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:28 PM (ZCEU2)

478 Mooch looking for quality time with Greta.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 14, 2019 05:29 PM (lkl+P)

479 Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 05:18 PM (Dhht7)


Yep. It's fairly rare.

To switch parties on the eve of a vote is a BFD.


Milk it.

Posted by: Ha at December 14, 2019 05:36 PM (UU64l)

480 Game Nood

Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 05:37 PM (ZCEU2)

481 Mooch looking for quality time with Greta.




Klima Kriegfuhrer

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 05:37 PM (HALdu)

482

Navy is a pretty good team.
They and K-State should be a pretty good match--up.
Think the Cats offense may be a bit too balanced for navy though.

Disclaimer - haven't seen as much of either as I'd like.
Always worst time of year to have no tv.

Posted by: teej at December 14, 2019 05:39 PM (x2VC9)

483 Someone needs to get Greta Thunberg to talk about her struggle.

Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 05:40 PM (HALdu)

484 Tablet sign in

Posted by: andycanuck at December 14, 2019 05:48 PM (Dh1wo)

485 I knew Navy had a good team, but I always cheer for my beloved Army. I believe that Army knew they were going to lose, that is why they picked the biggest loser Division in the Army, 1st Cav, to be the theme unit for the game. Very fitting actually.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 14, 2019 06:03 PM (GBYzV)

486 If anyone does NOT think that Rep.Van Drew (D-NJ) switching parties to GOP is a BFD? Then I can't help you!

Happily, Trump gets it, of course. Say "Hi there, Jeff!" to the featured speaker & guest of honor at the next three TMAGA rallies.

Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 06:07 PM (Cssks)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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***

Happy Saturday you Morons! Let us review a few stories that didn't get too much and/or any attention here at the AoSHQ this past week. Just remember, no running with sharp objects, the 'ettes don't have cooties and play nice with one another.

  • The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.

  • We have mosquito issues where I live, but no thank you.

  • Bear spray doesn't belong in an oven.

  • Some people are just dicks.

  • Crazy and jealous, a deadly combination.

  • Who says cops don't have a soft spot?

  • Alligator the undertaker.

  • Naughty Limey.

  • Planning a trip to San Francisco? Here's a map for you.

  • Michael Avenatti's next client?


    Hey enjoy these stories or something else that tickles your fancy this morning. Enjoy the open thread.

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:00 AM




    Comments

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    1 Gold!

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:00 AM (YOIA1)

    2 Bingo!

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (BqRqE)

    3 Oneth?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (HaL55)

    4 Silver ...

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (BqRqE)

    5 Shazbot! Still, the power of cofveve compels me to be in the Top Five.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (HaL55)

    6 They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (t+qrx)

    7 Good morning, maroons!
    Off to read the content, of all things.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (BqRqE)

    8 don't see 'espresso' so one americano please

    Posted by: krusty at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (2zCiZ)

    9 I laff at all uz also rans.... HA !

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (YOIA1)

    10 WTFO??

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (JFO2v)

    11 No coffee but do have a cinnamon bagel

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (ZCEU2)

    12 Fully caffinated.

    Still feeling lazy, though.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (cfSRQ)

    13 Blackboard above is most amusing.

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:04 AM (YOIA1)

    14 6 hog martin

    Perhaps the cleverest song lyric ever written. Cole Porter notwithstanding.

    Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (Cssks)

    15 DO NOT mix meth and gaters!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (JFO2v)

    16 I had to cut down me coffee consumption. Isn't it sad?

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (YOIA1)

    17 9am on the dot. You could set your watch by MH.

    Set your watch - hahaha. Another anachronistic phrase. We don't wear watches and our cells set themcelves.

    We were driving along the other night, and as I fumbled with the compound lights on/off/dim/bright thing on the stick on the column, Milady said she kinda missed the automobile dimmer switch you stomped on with your left foot.

    I said, "Okay, Boomer."

    Posted by: mindful webworker - in the pick-m-up at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (s2OJe)

    18 Hot, black & bitter as my soul.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (aA3+G)

    19 Ah, but what of the mackerel of the cornflake, eh ?

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (JwHjN)

    20 AOSHQ watch is no atomic clock.

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (YOIA1)

    21 If you're paddling upstream in a canoe, and a wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse?

    None! Because paste doesn't have bones.

    Now, rub my hairy legs, you cute kids!

    Posted by: Joe Biden, Office of the 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidate To-Be at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (DMUuz)

    22 Posted by: mindful webworker - in the pick-m-up at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (s2OJe)

    OK, I chuckled at that one.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    23

    'hello darkness...'

    Posted by: krusty at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (2zCiZ)

    24 headache
    ugh
    making covfefe

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (G546f)

    25 Ave NY divorce cost is $17k. Thats almost 800 blowjobs at the downtown rate.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (JFO2v)

    26 Fully caffinated.

    Still feeling lazy, though.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (cfSRQ)


    *27MC crackle*
    Saturday Morning Coffee Break reports Horde caffeinated and lazy in all respects.
    *zzzPOP*

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (t+qrx)

    27 How many here have as much/more than the Naughty Limey's arsenal?

    In the movie "Richard Jewell", Jewell is asked by his lawyer to show him how many firearms he has before the FBI learns about it. He has some hunting rifles and handguns, which surprises the lawyer. My mom leaned over to me and said "Southerner! Big deal!" (she's from Arkansas and they hunted for food).

    Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)

    28 20 AOSHQ watch is no atomic clock.
    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (YOIA1)


    No shit

    Posted by: AoSHQ Hamsters at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    29 I like flat white coffee
    apparently it's the thing in NZ btw

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (G546f)

    30 DO NOT mix meth and gaters garters!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM


    FIFY.

    Posted by: Hunter B. at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (DMUuz)

    31 17k for divorce ? Bargain !

    - divorced people across the US

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (YOIA1)

    32 Rats. Willowed. I was so proud of the copy-and-paste job I did on the tablet (and the thought behind the comment) that I'm reposting:
    387 Word is that 99.8% of FISA warrant request are
    granted. I don't think it's just to get Trump; I think the FISA system
    is ridiculous.
    Posted by: Older Than Dirt at December 14, 2019 08:55 AM (OFz7E)
    ********************
    And yet the FBI would not allow Colleen Rowley in Minneapolis to seek a warrant to find out why Saudi flight students had no interest in learning to take off or land a plane...only to fly it where they wanted to go.
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (XxJt1

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (XxJt1)

    33 When I was stationed in Germany, my Opel had a pedal on the floor that was for the wipers to swipe once. Very convenient.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 14, 2019 09:10 AM (qlZwr)

    34 SanFranpsycho - Do you use that for commuting around ?

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:11 AM (ZCEU2)

    35 The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.


    *******

    I think you misspelled cruck's.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:11 AM (m45I2)

    36 I love that festive phallus owner Missus Gash (snicker) says the neighborhood vibe is, like, so uptight.

    Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 14, 2019 09:11 AM (Dc2NZ)

    37 pickup trucks kept those stomp dimmer switches about 10 years longer than anything else.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (DAWCP)

    38 No shit
    Posted by: AoSHQ Hamsters at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)


    How apropos. Linked from the SF map article:

    Oracle's OpenWorld conference, which annually hosts 60,000 guests, will be leaving San Francisco after two decades, reportedly citing "poor street conditions" and high costs as the driving factors in the decision.

    Good.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (t+qrx)

    39 "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks filed for divorce Friday from her husband of 10 years, actor Geoffrey Arend.


    Hendricks filed the marriage dissolution documents in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.


    The 44-year-old Hendricks and the 41-year-old Arend have no children.


    I'm sure this is a very difficult time for her and I volunteer to console her for as long as it takes

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (7O2sI)

    40 So on loose threads, I think we should officially start continuing discussions from previous threads. I will begin a new ace tradition!!!

    ------------------
    This leads to the obvious question, Was the FBI involved in surveilling the campaign members of Trumps rivals? Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (JFO2v)
    -----------------

    I've been waiting for the answer to this question since Trump said he was spied on. Seems to be the only answer the country will need to make up its mind about everything.

    Mind you, it wouldn't be all Trump's rivals. Just the "outsiders" who couldn't be controlled. No need to surveil Heb. So keep an eye on who WASN'T on that list. For example, Ted Cruz?

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (7HyDs)

    41 Florida alligator has a bigger brain than Florida man.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (Z+IKu)

    42 I believe a large part of our obesity epidemic stems from modern automobiles. They're just too easy to drive compared to older ones that had manual trannys, windows you rolled up with your hand, and that high-beam stomper-button thingy. And vent windows. Those were nice. And radio antennas that you had to pull up by hand (AM band only, thank you). They were like an exercise machine that could go 100 mph.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:13 AM (HaL55)

    43 The crux of the biscuit...

    ******

    Sad news the old guy's shutting down his operation. One might say catapostrophic, even.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (m45I2)

    44 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (BqRqE)

    45 to the quietman

    wondering where u were goin w that...but i concur.

    Posted by: krusty at December 14, 2019 09:15 AM (2zCiZ)

    46 There'll be some interesting decisions to make if Scotland wants to have another Independence Referendum. It would hurt the UK's pride for Scotland to leave; BUT since they have voted very liberal the last 2 or 3 decades, if they go Labour and the left won't have a chance of winning a general election in England for a generation or more.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:15 AM (DAWCP)

    47 Tom Steyer sez he wants to save/rule the world....I can't wait.

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (X/Pw5)

    48 The real tragedy of the gator / friend of Hunter Biden is that the gator got caught up in the mess and destroyed for no reason.

    If you are stupid enough to do meth, do meth wrong, and have some gator clean up the mess someone should be thanking the gator.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (HALdu)

    49 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM


    1/1024

    Posted by: Elizabeth Heckawi at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (DMUuz)

    50 21.25, no calculator!

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (7HyDs)

    51 So I'm reading along in the links and suddenly forgot who does the Saturday morning coffee break. Scanned the off-the-wall headlines again and knew instantly it had to be MisHum. Yep.


    It's amazing how much of someone's personality comes through here.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (XxJt1)

    52 Mind you, it wouldn't be all Trump's rivals. Just the "outsiders" who couldn't be controlled.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (7HyDs)


    Would not be surprised if Gabbard has a minder right now that she's completely unaware of.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (oAXUX)

    53 Sad news the old guy's shutting down his operation. One might say catapostrophic, even.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM


    And so another period of punctuation puns began.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (DMUuz)

    54 " ...
    ********************
    And yet the FBI would not allow Colleen Rowley in Minneapolis to seek a warrant to find out why Saudi flight students had no interest in learning to take off or land a plane...only to fly it where they wanted to go.
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (XxJt1

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (XxJt1) "


    That's the kind of thing that makes it hard for me to believe that any of the Current Unpleasantness is based in stupidity or carelessness or anything other than active, intentional malice toward America, its people, and what it stands for.

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (JwHjN)

    55 Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:13 AM (HaL55)


    Built the guns raising the 2 car garage door for mom

    Posted by: AoSHQ Hamsters at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (aA3+G)

    56 Off hamster sock

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (aA3+G)

    57 I'm again thanking me lucky charms that Partially Ingested Florida Man is no one I know.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (HaL55)

    58 44 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (BqRqE)

    same as downtown about 25 bux

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:19 AM (JFO2v)

    59 " obesity epidemic"

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:13 AM (HaL55)

    How many "epidemics" do we have going on @any given time?

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 09:19 AM (X/Pw5)

    60 It's amazing how much of someone's personality comes through here.
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (XxJt1)


    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (aA3+G)

    61 Happy Saturday Morons...

    Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (+ldAm)

    62
    From the archives:

    On Punctuality - a limerick

    It's always' been my st'anding philo'sophy
    While working on my auto'biography
    Wh'en writing form's posses'sive
    I find it mo'st e'xpres'sive
    To mis'pla'ce all my s'pare apo'strophe's.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (m45I2)

    63 Sad news the old guy's shutting down his operation. One might say catapostrophic, even.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM

    And so another period of punctuation puns began.
    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (DMUuz)


    I'll notify the other punctuation pedant's.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (t+qrx)

    64 Geez, twenty bucks for a beejer. That's a lot cheaper than getting married. And more reliable.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (BqRqE)

    65 62
    From the archives:

    On Punctuality - a limerick

    It's always' been my st'anding philo'sophy
    While working on my auto'biography
    Wh'en writing form's posses'sive
    I find it mo'st e'xpres'sive
    To mis'pla'ce all my s'pare apo'strophe's.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (m45I2)

    brother can you spare an apostrophe?

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

    66 64 Geez, twenty bucks for a beejer. That's a lot cheaper than getting married. And more reliable.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (BqRqE)

    getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

    67 37 pickup trucks kept those stomp dimmer switches about 10 years longer than anything else.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (DAWCP)

    Simplified wiring or "wahring" in the South, by bundling everything on the multi function switch on the steering wheel stalk.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (5nEDe)

    68 Built the guns raising the 2 car garage door for mom

    Yep, those too.

    I recall an episode of The Jetsons where Jane contracts a case of "push-button finger" that's all red and swollen from pushing all their modern buttons to do stuff. Prescient, that was.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (HaL55)

    69 Would not be surprised if Gabbard has a minder right now that she's completely unaware of.
    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (oAXUX)

    Oh yes. That explains why they planted the accusations about her working for Russia.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (7HyDs)

    70 Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (XxJt1)

    She is DFL but looks halfway sane.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 09:24 AM (5nEDe)

    71 So I see the Black Hebrew Israelite National Ballpark franks actually intended to shoot up the Jooz kiddy school next door!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:24 AM (JFO2v)

    72 If you are stupid enough to do meth, do meth wrong, and have some gator clean up the mess someone should be thanking the gator.
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (HALdu)


    Is the gator supposed to ignore some fresh meat floating in front of it? Where are those PETA pests for a situation deserving their irritating presence?

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (y7DUB)

    73 getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v)


    OK but where does the floorboard light switch fit into this metaphor?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (t+qrx)

    74 57 I'm again thanking me lucky charms that Partially Ingested Florida Man is no one I know.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (HaL55)

    You sure don't get out much for being a Florida man


    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (aA3+G)

    75 Animal rights campaigners have held a funeral for all the turkeys killed at Christmas in a supermarket meat aisle.

    Customers at a branch of Sainsburys in Brighton, East Sussex, were confronted with an unusually sombre scene of black-clad mourners lining the aisle on Wednesday.

    I would have gone to dressing and cranberry isles and joined in the party.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (JFO2v)

    76 And here I was, thinking that the Oxford Comma, was what separated us, from the beasts, of the field,

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (HaL55)

    77 Usual Saturday morning with the Horde: Beejers, politics, punctuation and the Joooos.
    Mis Hum, you magnificent bastard!

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (BqRqE)

    78 46
    There'll be some interesting decisions to make if Scotland wants to have
    another Independence Referendum. It would hurt the UK's pride for
    Scotland to leave; BUT since they have voted very liberal the last 2 or 3
    decades, if they go Labour and the left won't have a chance of winning a
    general election in England for a generation or more.


    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:15 AM (DAWCP)

    ---
    This all comes down to who the EU hates more.

    Scotland is a burden on the UK. It's entirely reliant on welfare. If it leaves the UK, it would expect to get the EU to pick up the tab.

    The EU might be willing to do this because it would piss off the Brits.

    Problem: Spain also has a secessionist movement. If the EU greenlights Scotland, Catalonia will become even more violent.

    This in turn may cause other regions to attempt national break-ups. Maybe Bavaria or some of France's rural provinces? Northern Italty is tired of dealing with Rome's dysfunction as well. Belgium is bitterly divided and could easily break into two countries. The only reason it was kept together in the first place was to act as a buffer between France and Prussia/Germany.

    If the EU says "No, absolutely not," that will pretty much stop it from happening. I think the ability of members to veto things will also play a factor. France, Spain and Italy would all line up and say "hell no" to Scottish EU membership.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (cfSRQ)

    79 Good morning, MisHum and the rest of the Horde!

    Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (TdMsT)

    80 44 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.
    Posted by: RI Red
    ---------
    Dunno the answer cause math and all but my friend has same question.

    Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (+ldAm)

    81 You sure don't get out much for being a Florida man

    Eventually the law of averages is going to catch up to me.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (HaL55)

    82 73 getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

    OK but where does the floorboard light switch fit into this metaphor?
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (t+qrx)

    *fingers pretend to twist knobs*
    holdon I am adjusting the radio

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (JFO2v)

    83 I'm using a family members computer that doesn't have my links or preferences stored, so I could do a test. I searched for "Ace of Spades" on both duckduckgo and on google. (I did NOT add the "HQ")
    on duckduckgo, this site is the #2 entry for any search for that name.
    On google, no mention of this site comes up until Page 8.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (DAWCP)

    84 I'm again thanking me lucky charms that Partially Ingested Florida Man is no one I know.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (HaL55)




    Were you concerned?

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (HALdu)

    85 Let them have free shit.

    Posted by: Zombie Mary, Queen of Scots at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (EgshT)

    86 If world domination is the object it is better to kill kids to stop future generations than adults who have done their share.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (ZCEU2)

    87 We have mosquito issues where I live, but no thank you.

    ********

    Public Health Campaign - a limerick

    There once was a man named Mabrito
    Whose farts could repel a mosquito
    The innovative mayor
    Sold the town's sprayer
    And bought a lifetime supply of burritos


    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (m45I2)

    88 I remember my dad parallel parking the '58 Pontiac Catalina in front of our house. No power steering and three on the tree. It was a real workout.

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (flINI)

    89 Love is grand.

    Divorce is seventeen grand.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (HaL55)

    90 holdon I am adjusting the radio
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (JFO2v

    And now, bewbs.
    Thanks, rhennigantx!

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (BqRqE)

    91 Headlight wiring was long and circuitous (heh), the floor switch dimmer added to this problem. Headlights didn't have fuses in the wiring for safety reasons, rather the switch itself had a thermal breaker. Corrosion would cause the headlights to flicker on and off, a bit disconcerting at night. Does tend to increase alertness on the part of the driver.

    Headlight Relays fixed the problem, but I do like a floor switch for dimming headlights.

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (hptIz)

    92 Oh yes. That explains why they planted the accusations about her working for Russia.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (7HyDs)


    Explains quite a few things, if you're willing to let your mind consider it. Most ain't willing.

    How many times do we see a politician suddenly get their mind right ? Think they got a talk.

    Miss Lindsey dialed his shit right down after Biden publicly threatened him with getting outed. Who do you think held the proof ? My bet is everyone's favorite college educated guys and gals with guns.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (oAXUX)

    93 Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (BqRqE)


    Why thank you.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (aA3+G)

    94 'Sup, y'all?

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (MVjcR)

    95 Working on the second pot already.

    Granddaughter #2 asked for some. I gave it to her. It's the least of my worries about her.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (Y4EXg)

    96 87 We have mosquito issues where I live, but no thank you.

    ********

    Public Health Campaign - a limerick

    There once was a man named Mabrito
    Whose farts could repel a mosquito
    The innovative mayor
    Sold the town's sprayer
    And bought a lifetime supply of burritos


    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (m45I2)

    burritos translates roughly to little farts,

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)

    97 Heya, Weasel.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (t+qrx)

    98 Morning Ladyl! No tennis this morning ?

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (Y4EXg)

    99 Whose farts could repel a mosquito


    I can relate.

    Posted by: Eric Fartswell at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (EgshT)

    100 97 Heya, Weasel.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (t+qrx)
    ------
    Howdy, amigo! How they hangin'?

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (MVjcR)

    101 Divorce is seventeen grand.


    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (HaL55)

    ---
    Divorce doesn't solve problems.

    It just gives you new problems.

    What I don't get are people who get divorced and then remarry.

    As Johnson said, that's the triumph of optimism over experience.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (cfSRQ)

    102 burritos translates roughly to little farts,
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)




    Wouldn't that be burrita?

    There was a place called Theresa's Wet Burrita, did not last long.

    Hard to think of a worse restaurant name.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (HALdu)

    103 95 Working on the second pot already.

    Granddaughter #2 asked for some. I gave it to her. It's the least of my worries about her.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (Y4EXg)

    and a hershey bar and a puppy

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (JFO2v)

    104 Sup, y'all?



    Mathematics

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (YOIA1)

    105 getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas 
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v) 

    OK but where does the floorboard light switch fit into this metaphor?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (t+qrx)

    ********

    At least the Blinker Fluid would not congeal due to sporadic use.

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (flINI)

    106 Weasel, you arrived just in time for bewbz. And commas.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (BqRqE)

    107
    98 Morning Ladyl! No tennis this morning ?
    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (Y4EXg)


    Hi TonyPete!

    Tennis at 10:00.

    Of course!

    Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (TdMsT)

    108
    Mathematics
    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (YOIA1)
    ------
    I was told...

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (MVjcR)

    109 A nice thing about the Saturday Morning Coffee Break is checking comments first then reading the post is not so disrespectful of the post author. First we meet and greet and fill our mugs, then we can saunter through the weekend links at leisure.

    * fills mug, saunters back up to the post *

    Posted by: mindful webworker - a leisurely saunter is better than a panicked gallop at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (s2OJe)

    110 If Sophie Marceau was still the Princess of Wales Scotland would be crazy to leave.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (XVuno)

    111 106 Weasel, you arrived just in time for bewbz. And commas.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (BqRqE)
    --------
    My timing is impeccable!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)

    112 Muldoon is here. The day is complete.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (XxJt1)

    113 Hi Ladyl!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)

    114 102 burritos translates roughly to little farts,
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)




    Wouldn't that be burrita?

    There was a place called Theresa's Wet Burrita, did not last long.

    Hard to think of a worse restaurant name.
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (HALdu)

    queef references always make me laugh

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

    115 Were you concerned?

    If you'd seen some of the dive joints where I've played gigs, you'd be concerned too.

    A few years back, my drummer calls me to come get him at a bar because his van broke down. I was frisked before they'd let me in. That was a first.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:36 AM (HaL55)

    116 Miss Lindsey dialed his shit right down after Biden publicly threatened him with getting outed. Who do you think held the proof ? My bet is everyone's favorite college educated guys and gals with guns

    Same thing with Weld claiming 4 or 5 Senators will vote to convict in an Impeachment vote. He's not listing the current consensus, he's giving them notice - "we've got the goods on you, nice Senate job you have there, would be a shame if something were to happen to it."

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (hptIz)

    117 Bring back princess Sophie! Stuarts forever !!

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (YOIA1)

    118 My wife and I were at a wedding where the couple wrote their own vows. Very pretty sentiments, but both promised to be with each other forever.

    My wife and I shared a look. "I think until death is long enough," I said.

    "Agreed," she replied. "We want to be happy in heaven."

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (cfSRQ)

    119 Scotland is a burden on the UK. It's entirely reliant on welfare.

    So the Scots are a bunch of lazy drunk lowlifes? I was hoping that was only 33% true.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (y7DUB)

    120 101 Divorce is seventeen grand.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain.

    ---
    Divorce doesn't solve problems.

    It just gives you new problems.

    What I don't get are people who get divorced and then remarry.

    As Johnson said, that's the triumph of optimism over experience.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd
    ------
    You obviously haven't meet my first wife.. Was closer to $60k by the time it's all said and done and frankly worth every penny even though I ate Mac n cheese with PBJ sammiches for a long time...

    Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (+ldAm)

    121 Going to a TexMex place for the semi-annual reunion of my trail buddies. A bunch of old reprobates that used to volunteer on a trail crew for "fun".

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (MVjcR)

    122 A few years back, my drummer calls me to come get him at a bar because his van broke down. I was frisked before they'd let me in. That was a first.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:36 AM (HaL55)

    I was there....if you didn't have a gun, they'd rent you one.

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (X/Pw5)

    123 Bring back princess Sophie! Stuarts forever !!
    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (YOIA1)

    --------

    Stuarts?

    Posted by: Boone at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (XVuno)

    124 Bear spray doesn't belong in an oven.

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

    The Right To Disarm Bears - a limerick

    In Montana, the pride of the nation
    There was a bear spray conflagration
    The firefighters came
    And put out the burning flames
    Thus preventing a grizzly situation

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (m45I2)

    125
    I'm using a family members computer that doesn't have my links or
    preferences stored, so I could do a test. I searched for "Ace of Spades"
    on both duckduckgo and on google. (I did NOT add the "HQ")
    on duckduckgo, this site is the #2 entry for any search for that name.
    On google, no mention of this site comes up until Page 8.


    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (DAWCP)

    On Bing, Ace Of Spades Headquarters is number 1 entry.

    Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (9YBqo)

    126 According to Breitbart, several "moderate" dems especially run for their moderateness in Trump-won districts, will be voting to impeach the president, at the likely cost of their seat. I mention this, in the wake of Corbyn's resignation, to note that there really isn't such a thing. They are either stealth or overt marxists. See Clinton's gun control and Obamacare for further proof. Why are true "moderates" always fooled?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (87EdW)

    127 Quack! What is "Google"?

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (XxJt1)

    128 So the Scots are a bunch of lazy drunk lowlifes? I was hoping that was only 33% true.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (y7DUB)

    ---------

    You've heard about the problem with Scotland, right?

    Posted by: Edward I Longshanks at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (XVuno)

    129 he's giving them notice

    Not Romney, though. No Kompromat needed. He's just a douche.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (oAXUX)

    130 Weasel - I have been working on a roll playing game scenario and you need a bunker dug in with 3 feet of ramed earth on top of corrugated steel, sandbags around.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (ZCEU2)

    131 I don't think I've had a decent night sleep since November.

    Time to go freebase some coffee.
    Posted by: Puddleglum
    ----
    For me it was probably mid 2005...

    Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (UUBmN)

    132 and the Labours make sad crying sounds

    The FTSE 250 index of mid-sized UK firms surged 4 per cent to an all-time high on hopes that Mr Johnson will swiftly bring an end to the Brexit deadlock.

    Sterling jumped 2.1 per cent to 1.34 and hit 1.20 against the euro, its highest level against the single currency since the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (JFO2v)

    133 Muldoon is here. The day is complete finished.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (m45I2)

    134 My timing is impeccable!
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)


    Ah, that's another thing you can't do any more, check ignition with a timing light.

    Though with the possible of EMP hardening, electronic ignition control is vastly superior in every measurable metric to a distributor, so it's not a great loss.

    *halfheartedly points timing light at Weasel*

    It's not the same.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (t+qrx)

    135 130 Weasel - I have been working on a roll playing game scenario and you need a bunker dug in with 3 feet of ramed earth on top of corrugated steel, sandbags around.
    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (ZCEU2)
    -------
    Nice! I've been evaluating bunker design lately.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (LVQDm)

    136 Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (oAXUX)

    Definitely. On the bright side I think at this point we have more people "considering" the truth than ever. So that's something.

    Pretty obvious the Left only needed eight years after Obama to turn us into their commie paradise and put the world at their feet. It was all going so well. They had their secret courts, surveillance state, controlled politicians, bureaucratic behemoth, big tech censorship, blowjob media, civilian security force street beaters, amped up police forces, "new world order" with China Russia Iraq NK as the big dogs to keep every other country in line, etc.

    In 2024, they would have installed someone to stage manage the rest, including the happy fun camps. Fuckers were *this* close. Lot of people have become aware of what they are since then.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (7HyDs)

    137 24 headache
    ugh
    making covfefe
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (G546f)

    Oh, my sympathies. This is the first morning in four days that I woke up without one. Thank you, Jesus!

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (OX9vb)

    138 "I believe a large part of our obesity epidemic stems from modern automobiles."

    Computer gaming and texting ... big problem, not just the sedentary hours, but the brain addiction to the (mostly useless/harmful) input.

    Even with that, what is really SAD (Standard American Diet) is "they" put us on a high carb low fat diet, pretty much backwards from what body and brain needs. For some reason I was slow on the uptake when GaINZZ was all the rage here at AoS ... but I'm catching up, doing the keto thing, some fasting, need to add some aerobics and under three minutes of more intense workout.


    Keto and fasting may be the answer to health care problems ... or some variations on that theme.

    Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (Cus5s)

    139 Florida Alligator has a bigger brain than Al Sharpton.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (Z+IKu)

    140 Same thing with Weld claiming 4 or 5 Senators will
    vote to convict in an Impeachment vote. He's not listing the current
    consensus, he's giving them notice - "we've got the goods on you, nice Senate job you have there, would be a shame if something were to happen to it."

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (hptIz)

    ---
    Disagree.

    Weld was talking out his ass.

    A GOPer who votes to convict is a walking corpse, and everyone knows it. That's why they keep hinting that if there was a *secret ballot* Trump would go down.

    Well, duh. If you can do things without consequence, a lot of crazy crap will happen.

    This is like Kavanaugh on steroids - the media and GOPe traitors want you to think Trump's fate hangs by a thread when it doesn't.

    Besides, what possible gain would those GOP senators gain from casting a pointless vote like that? It's like being down 49-7 in the 4th quarter and using your starting quarterback on a scramble so you lose him for the season.

    Making this even dumber is that we know Democrat senators are likely to vote to acquit. Manchin and Sinema are flirting with this, so it'll be "bipartisan" both ways.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (cfSRQ)

    141
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (t+qrx)
    -----
    As a yout, I was helping a buddy adjust the timing on his car, and my hand touched the connection with the distributor cap. Hilarity ensued.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (MVjcR)

    142 136- exactly and obvious to anyone paying attention, yet they won again in 18 with "moderates" and continue the march.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (87EdW)

    143 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the National Guard to confiscate gunz.
    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)

    144 > Same thing with Weld claiming 4 or 5 Senators will vote to convict in an Impeachment vote.

    Weld's family has been Deep State since the 1600s.

    He likes to joke that his ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower because they sent the servants over first to get the house ready.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (WsmTT)

    145 A bunch of old reprobates that used to volunteer on a trail crew for "fun".
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (MVjcR)


    THAT must've been why I thought for the longest time that you were a fisheries and wildlife ranger or something. Rather than a freelance tree-herder.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (t+qrx)

    146 One might say catapostrophic, even.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (m45I2)

    that's really hard to say
    literally

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (G546f)

    147 Nice! I've been evaluating bunker design lately.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (LVQDm)

    ---------

    France and Britain did some very interesting work opposite the Boche back in the teens.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (XVuno)

    148 124 Bear spray doesn't belong in an oven.

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

    The Right To Disarm Bears - a limerick

    In Montana, the pride of the nation
    There was a bear spray conflagration
    The firefighters came
    And put out the burning flames
    Thus preventing a grizzly situation
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (m45I2)

    I cannot bear any more humor!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

    149 143 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the National Guard to confiscate gunz.
    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)
    -------
    I wasn't expecting a front row seat.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:44 AM (MVjcR)

    150 134 My timing is impeccable!
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)

    Ah, that's another thing you can't do any more, check ignition with a timing light.

    Though with the possible of EMP hardening, electronic ignition control is vastly superior in every measurable metric to a distributor, so it's not a great loss.

    *halfheartedly points timing light at Weasel*

    It's not the same.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (t+qrx)

    I was a Texas a watched (listened) to Jack Rousch personally setting timing on one of his cars. 9000 rpm from a v8 makes your insides liquid.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:45 AM (JFO2v)

    151 I am 100% certain of a bet if any Republican Senator votes for impeachment they will not pass their next election by choice or votes.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:45 AM (ZCEU2)

    152 Anyone looking into a garden shed in St. Helens Oregon finding a stash of 57 firearms would immediate start shouting, "Dude! Is this proper storage? RUST IS YOUR ENEMY!"

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:45 AM (1glZx)

    153 Some people are just dicks.

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

    Sporting Dicks? Good! - a limerick

    There once was a woman named Stace
    For the holidays lit up her place
    The biggest dick on earth
    Had sufficient length and girth
    That the damn thing could be seen from outer space

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (m45I2)

    154 145 A bunch of old reprobates that used to volunteer on a trail crew for "fun".
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (MVjcR)

    THAT must've been why I thought for the longest time that you were a fisheries and wildlife ranger or something. Rather than a freelance tree-herder.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (t+qrx)
    -------
    It was actually a very cool group that worked together for years, eventually doing a lot of dry laid stone work in the mid-Atlantic.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (MVjcR)

    155 > So the Scots are a bunch of lazy drunk lowlifes? I was hoping that was only 33% true.

    The batshit-crazy, claymore-swinging, blue-painted, badass Scots all left centuries ago. The Scots of today are the sheep who enjoy the taste of English cock.

    Same situation as the Scandinavian countries. Every male with a trace of testosterone left back in the Viking/Norman/Crusades era.



    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (WsmTT)

    156 I cannot bear any more humor!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

    --------

    Ursaphobe!

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (XVuno)

    157 Why are true "moderates" always fooled?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (87EdW
    ---------------------------------------

    Because they aren't "moderates". Most of the dummies who get elected to these offices are recruited by others, party regulars who look for candidates they can run who can fool the voters.

    They have no principles at all, other than fooling the voters and doing what they are told to do by their real bosses, the party bosses.

    So if they are told to vote a certain way, they do it. They lose their seat, oh well, the party will find them a nice ghost payroller job in some unit of government somewhere. If they vote against their party bosses' wishes, they will be primaried by their own party, lose their seat anyway, and be unemployable.

    Posted by: Boots at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (oGBso)

    158 Weasel - with that bunker I said your front row seat would be safe for awhile anyway.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (ZCEU2)

    159 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going
    full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the
    National Guard to confiscate gunz.

    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)

    ---
    The Adjutant General in VA put out a statement saying no one has contacted him regarding law enforcement activation. Also included language acknowledging their members' support for 2A.

    A dumb legislator shot his mouth off and I doubt Gov. Blackface is going to push this any farther.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (cfSRQ)

    160 Muldoon is on a tear today. That guy from Nantucket had better watch his ass.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (XVuno)

    161 153 Some people are just dicks.

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

    Sporting Dicks? Good! - a limerick

    There once was a woman named Stace
    For the holidays lit up her place
    The biggest dick on earth
    Had sufficient length and girth
    That the damn thing could be seen from outer space
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (m45I2)

    thanks for not cocking that one up!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (JFO2v)

    162 149 143 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the National Guard to confiscate gunz.
    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)
    -------
    I wasn't expecting a front row seat.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:44 AM (MVjcR)


    Hosers, I have a back stage pass


    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (aA3+G)

    163 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights. Argument was debt paid. But was it? Part of the price was permanent abolition of said rights. And certain criminal outcome bells(rape, murder, etc.)can never be turning. Alas, Florida and now Kentucky have given the dems one more advantage. I suppose they'll cave on a 16 year old voting age next.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (87EdW)

    164 156 I cannot bear any more humor!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

    --------

    Ursaphobe!
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (XVuno)

    Major

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (JFO2v)

    165
    158 Weasel - with that bunker I said your front row seat would be safe for awhile anyway.
    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (ZCEU2)
    -------
    Loading magazines here, Boss!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (MVjcR)

    166 It was all going so well. They had their secret courts,

    That's the danger - the definition of "they".

    My review shows contributions to the current shit show by the Younger Bush, Elder Bush, and even Reagan via expanded policing in the war on drugs.

    And I don't see a single GOPer out there after Trump that will not get right back on board. The biggest difference I see is how we're going to get to Global Utopia - at a breakneck speed or a stately pace.

    I gotta' give it 'em. By giving the public two options, they really did pull off the con of all cons - that they were giving people a distinct choice.

    Time to work out. Off days in the middle of an outage are rare - and yesterday was a travel and work day. My ass is dragging.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (oAXUX)

    167 The VA NG Adjutant General issued a statement:

    https://tinyurl.com/raqcptl

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (Y4EXg)

    168 I should be sweeping floors. But I keep hanging around, wiping the screen after the last limerick and waiting for the next.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:49 AM (XxJt1)

    169 Oops sorry Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd .

    Beat me to it.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (Y4EXg)

    170 "It was unclear why a can of bear spray had been placed in the oven"

    Ben Hooper must have giggled over writing that one.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (1glZx)

    171 I wasn't expecting a front row seat.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:44 AM (MVjcR)

    Let me know if you need help digging your bunker.
    If I were you, I'd give your tree farm an innocuous name. Something like Lexington Acres.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (BqRqE)

    172 > And certain criminal outcome bells(rape, murder, etc.)can never be turning.

    Rape, agreed. There are a fair number of murderers who never repeat their offense. It's just that one single person monumentally pissed them off enough that they killed them. They're not really that much of a danger to the general public.

    Now, serial killers and the like, or professional contract killers... those people are different.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (WsmTT)

    173 Lexington Retirement Community

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (YOIA1)

    174
    Let me know if you need help digging your bunker.
    If I were you, I'd give your tree farm an innocuous name. Something like Lexington Acres.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (BqRqE)
    -------
    Thanks brother. Happy Place Farm.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (MVjcR)

    175 Now, serial killers and the like, or professional contract killers... those people are different.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

    Tell me about it.

    Posted by: Zombie Jeffery Epstein at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (Y4EXg)

    176 This is the first morning in four days that I woke up without one. Thank you, Jesus!
    Posted by: April

    that's an amazing feeling

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (G546f)

    177 157- no, I get that. I meant the moderate voters, not the moderate candidates. Knowing what you know, why would anyone ever vote for that guy?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:52 AM (87EdW)

    178 The Christmas season makes me feel sad when I drive around town in the morning and see all the inflatable yard decorations that have been turned off and allowed to deflate.

    Sad, pathetic bundles sprawled on front lawns like random Cartel victims.

    Ho Ho Ho indeed.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:53 AM (1glZx)

    179 Crazy and jealous, a deadly combination.

    ********

    Dandruff Treatment - a limerick

    A woman took her suitors and she said
    I want you both to fight until you're dead
    The police were heard to say
    This type of sport's okay
    As long as no one loses their head

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:53 AM (m45I2)

    180 After they moved the dimmer switch to the steering column there were a lot of accidents when drivers got their foot caught in the steering wheel.

    Posted by: tmitsss at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (WYDJb)

    181 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights. Argument was debt paid. But was it? Part of the price was permanent abolition of said rights.

    Did you point that out? Because that's pretty basic to understanding why committing a felony is really really bad.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (y7DUB)

    182 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)

    183 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights. Argument was debt paid. But was it? Part of the price was permanent abolition of said rights. And certain criminal outcome bells(rape, murder, etc.)can never be turning. Alas, Florida and now Kentucky have given the dems one more advantage. I suppose they'll cave on a 16 year old voting age next.
    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (87EdW)




    The deal is a retreat in the greybar hotel and you lose your voting rights. Serving your time is half the punishment.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (HALdu)

    184 Oh sure. You know I'm no shrinking violet. But it passed anyway.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:55 AM (87EdW)

    185 Silly me, forget the corrugated steel, 10 - 12 in logs would do well with the packed earth on top, and they will be free.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:56 AM (ZCEU2)

    186 Loading magazines here, Boss!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (MVjcR)

    ---
    Another amusing point RE: Virginia.

    Where are the VA NG's armories? Are they clustered in the northern suburbs?

    Nope. A cursory examination of the state's web site indicates that these are located in rather rural areas. Probably a high overlap with the sanctuary counties.

    A great way to provoke a coup is to order troops to fire on their kin and neighbors.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:56 AM (cfSRQ)

    187 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)


    I elected to use the last of the BRCC this morning an hour ago. Within the hour I got a delivery notification, telling me that the BRCC club fairy had just delivered another package.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (t+qrx)

    188 183- yep. But, "I did my time" has turned into accepted wisdom to the contrary.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (87EdW)

    189 I like flat white coffee

    apparently it's the thing in NZ btw
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (G546f)


    I have the DVD of Flat White's South Africa tour. Euroglider opened for them.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (1glZx)

    190 179 Crazy and jealous, a deadly combination.

    ********

    Dandruff Treatment - a limerick

    A woman took her suitors and she said
    I want you both to fight until you're dead
    The police were heard to say
    This type of sport's okay
    As long as no one loses their head
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:53 AM (m45I2)

    I think they were arrested for cock fighting.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (JFO2v)

    191 I would be fine with Virgina using the guard to go after guns.

    Would be nice to have an example of exactly what the libs want to do and how they want to do it so everyone would be forced to decide where they want to come down on things like liberty and the Constitution.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (HALdu)

    192 Note to self:
    Build bunker.
    Or garden shed.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (BqRqE)

    193 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights.


    I am fine with restoring rights after the entire debt is paid. You serve your sentence and complete parole without re-offending. Then, you can vote.

    Posted by: no good deed at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (MmFTx)

    194 How many of those democrats in Trump-won areas will really be punished? I'm guessing only a few. They'll mostly be re-elected.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (H8QX8)

    195 Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (87EdW)

    The Dems that vote to impeach won't lose their seats in MI.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (+mbOC)

    196
    Another amusing point RE: Virginia.

    Where are the VA NG's armories? Are they clustered in the northern suburbs?

    Nope. A cursory examination of the state's web site indicates that these are located in rather rural areas. Probably a high overlap with the sanctuary counties.

    A great way to provoke a coup is to order troops to fire on their kin and neighbors.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:56 AM (cfSRQ)
    ------
    Precisely. This whole thing is completely retarded. I can tell you with 100% certainty, that outside a 20 or so mile radius of DC and a couple of other concentrated urban areas, people are NOT amused.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (MVjcR)

    197 157- no, I get that. I meant the moderate voters, not the moderate candidates. Knowing what you know, why would anyone ever vote for that guy?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:52 AM (87EdW)
    ----------------------------

    I know we joke around about Low Information Voters here on AosHQ, but most voters don't pay that much attention. Most eligible voters don't even vote.

    Posted by: Boots at December 14, 2019 10:00 AM (oGBso)

    198 As for the bear spray in the warming oven.

    I would be careful to declare that there was no malice involved or at least pranking.

    The thing that would make me think it was innocent is that it is unlikely any of the three roommates or their friends even knew there was a warming oven or how to use it.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:00 AM (HALdu)

    199 Mr. April bought a new truck recently. We just realized last week it has automatic brights. They brighten automatically, and dim automatically depending on how far ahead it sees taillights or opposing headlights. Huh.

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (OX9vb)

    200 Mind you, it wouldn't be all Trump's rivals. Just the "outsiders" who couldn't be controlled. No need to surveil Heb. So keep an eye on who WASN'T on

    I would think that those with the power would want to surveil those insiders likely to win, too. Kompromat makes more effective "advisors" after all.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (1glZx)

    201 Who says cops don't have a soft spot?

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

    You Are What You Eat - a limerick

    Every rookie cop learns from his mentor
    Dunkin' was the doughnut inventor
    It's the reason cops have got
    A definite soft spot
    It's known as a jelly filled center!

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (m45I2)

    202
    Y'all haf'na lived till you've tried a deep fried haggis and Mars Bar burrito on Sauchiehall Street @ 1 a.m ...just ask fer tha' CHUNDER WONDER wi' chips Jimmy.

    HOLD THE APOSTROPHES between you legs.............

    Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (5IHGB)

    203 I think it's interesting that the VA Nat Guard leader felt compelled to put out a statement.
    I read it as a RUFKM to the legislators.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (BqRqE)

    204 The bear spray in oven incident make me think twice about rooming with a masterbaker.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (JFO2v)

    205 Precisely. This whole thing is completely retarded. I can tell you with 100% certainty, that outside a 20 or so mile radius of DC and a couple of other concentrated urban areas, people are NOT amused.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (MVjcR)

    *********

    Can confirm. Virginia is Virginia. Metro and suburban NoVa are decidedly NOT Virginia in any way, shape or form

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (flINI)

    206 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)

    I elected to use the last of the BRCC this morning an hour ago. Within the hour I got a delivery notification, telling me that the BRCC club fairy had just delivered another package.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (t+qrx)
    -----
    If it's not too personal, what's your favorite? I like Blackbeard's Delight but have been experimenting with Murdered Out.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (MVjcR)

    207 Mr. April bought a new truck recently. We just realized last week it has automatic brights. They brighten automatically, and dim automatically depending on how far ahead it sees taillights or opposing headlights. Huh.
    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (OX9vb)




    You should turn that off.

    Same with the active cruise control.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (HALdu)

    208 182 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)

    or Timmy fell in the well again!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (JFO2v)

    209 If the law does not specify permanent loss of voting rights, why would they not be restored at the completion of a felon's sentence?

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (XxJt1)

    210 April, is there an option to turn that off? I don't think I would like this feature.

    Posted by: no good deed at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (MmFTx)

    211 Ask them if restoring a felon's rights also includes owning firearms.

    Why or why not?

    If someone is prohibited from voting, do you want them to own a gun?

    And if someone is probited from owning a gun

    Do you want them voting? Voting is way more dangerous than firearms. If you hadn't noticed.

    Observe how any discussion on this topic, firearms, or voting, will very conspicuously be absent, depending which side of the street they are working. That isn't by accident.

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 10:03 AM (hptIz)

    212 RI Red - empower the use of 'and', bunker under a obtuse looking garden shed. The rased off the ground 6" could be gun ports.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:03 AM (ZCEU2)

    213 If the law does not specify permanent loss of voting rights, why would they not be restored at the completion of a felon's sentence?
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (XxJt1)



    You have that backwards, unless the law specifies that they will be restored why would you think they would be restored?


    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (HALdu)

    214 212 would advise floor being 1" steel used to cover roads after excavation

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (ZCEU2)

    215 One could certainly argue that I'm being unforgiving via a vis restoration simply because the likely political outcome is in opposition to my preference, hence my argument is self-serving. OTOH, one could counter that it is precisely that same argument that warrants no restoration. I'm typically voting for ?from my perspective) good policies based on informed views and prudent judgment. Felons otoh, by the very fact of being a felon, have demonstrated a lack of the prudent exercise of judgment essential to the responsible exercise of the franchise.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (87EdW)

    216
    203 I think it's interesting that the VA Nat Guard leader felt compelled to put out a statement.
    I read it as a RUFKM to the legislators.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (BqRqE)
    ---------
    I don't know anything about the VA NG leader, but I can almost guarantee the rank and file VA guardsmen have a greater allegiance to their communities than to the retard governor.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (MVjcR)

    217 RI Red - empower the use of 'and', bunker under a obtuse looking garden shed. The rased off the ground 6" could be gun ports.
    Posted by: Skip

    ---

    Make doubly sure it isn't the outhouse when rushing to occupy the bunker.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (Y4EXg)

    218 If it's not too personal, what's your favorite? I like Blackbeard's Delight but have been experimenting with Murdered Out.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (MVjcR)


    I honestly haven't tried many of the froofy ones. I use AK in the Bialetti, but the recurring shipment is just JB k-cups so I know I at least have something good if I'm too lazyin a hurry.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (t+qrx)

    219 or Timmy fell in the well again!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (JFO2v)
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    HA! I sometimes call her LassieDog!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (MVjcR)

    220 If you are in Canada (the Barrie, ON, area specifically), stop by and meet Thor today! LOL, I have a cosplayer at the show - local cop who looks like he could rip you in half.

    Posted by: TheHoser at December 14, 2019 10:06 AM (IDjUx)

    221 Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (t+qrx)
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    Try Bb 's Delight. Dark roast.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (MVjcR)

    222 I like the way you think, Skip!

    When we put on an addition a few years ago, we were actually planning to build into the hill a bit for a special room. Then the estimate came in.

    So, off to Lowe's for a shed.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (BqRqE)

    223 210 April, is there an option to turn that off? I don't think I would like this feature.

    Probably. We didn't realize it had that. And it would be the same package that has active cruise control, so, yeah...we'll be reading the manual and making some adjustments. It was alarming.

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (OX9vb)

    224 April, is there an option to turn that off? I don't think I would like this feature.
    Posted by: no good deed at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (MmFTx)


    On the one's I've seen, it's the same as the automatic low beams. You choose always on, automatic, or off.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:08 AM (t+qrx)

    225 Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (HALdu)


    Oh, idunno. Maybe something about having served your time, paid your debt to society. I still believe in people, for the most part.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:08 AM (XxJt1)

    226 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (WsmTT)

    Really? What a PoS Weld is, no wonder MA elected him.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (+mbOC)

    227 (Don't ask me why I started down this path, but now I have to finish.)

    Alligator the undertaker.

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

    Meth-alyzer - a limerick

    A Florida Man died met his death
    Not from gator bites, rather from meth
    The coroner at the scene
    Said we used our new machine
    And simply analyzed the gator's breath

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (m45I2)

    228 Try Bb 's Delight. Dark roast.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (MVjcR)


    You and Eris have both recommended that one.

    Have you had the AK? Are they similar?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (t+qrx)

    229 Of course, then there's the trade-off that whenever one goes back to read the content, the comments will be piling up.

    But I started reading the links and couldn't stop. Now I understand more of what was being said in the comments I did read. - heh

    Selected lines from the links read like bits of bad fiction winners (spoilers). The detective pondered, "Was the bear can an assassination attempt?"
    __♠__

    Fewer organisations and individuals are now caring about the correct use of the apostrophe in the English language.
    ' '
    ^
    __♠__

    Imagine buying a Raid can with my face on it!
    __♠__

    It was unclear why the can of bear spray had been placed inside the oven.
    __♠__

    She decided to make the "giant glowing dick" because she felt her neighborhood needed a little, uh, perking up.
    __♠__

    Pushing her ex-husband and her new boyfriend - both of whom desperately wanted to be with her - into fighting for her hand.
    (Correct response: Hey, bro, t'hell with this crazy beyotch. Let's go get some beers.)
    __♠__

    troopers are aware of the vehicle being spotted around Snohomish County
    (Hahaha. "Snohomish")
    __♠__

    I was wondering what happened to the alligator until I got to
    A necropsy revealed Ford's hand and foot inside the 11-foot-long alligator's stomach
    (Maaan! That alligator died for the meth head's sins.)
    __♠__

    The massive stash of weaponry could have caused mayhem it had fallen into the wrong hands.
    terrifying arsenal
    fearsome cache of weaponry

    BWAH HAHAHAA HAA laughing til sides ache
    keeping even registered firearms in a garden shed is considered to be insufficiently secure
    Okay, I'll grant 'em that one, I guess.
    __♠__

    Unclear on the concept award winner of the day, though:
    "No one ever really wants to poop on the street," Li said. "It's a result of the lack of facilities in the city."
    __♠__

    and finally...

    she's seeking a pro boner attorney
    (Article written by a cousin of Muldoon)
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    Okay, weeded out all the pixy-choking characters. Sure hope I correctly closed all those italicans.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - the behinder I get at December 14, 2019 10:10 AM (s2OJe)

    230

    Have you had the AK? Are they similar?
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (t+qrx)
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    I have not. I also like Beyond Black. MO is really good, too!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:10 AM (MVjcR)

    231 Shelby Gash and dick decorations.

    You can't make that up.

    Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 10:10 AM (d0J2R)

    232 Muldoon! Another limerick, please. I can feel my B/P rising.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:11 AM (XxJt1)

    233 "If the law does not specify permanent loss of voting rights, why would they not be restored at the completion of a felon's sentence"

    One problem is the conflation of "paying one debt to society" with merely sucking up three hots and a cot on the taxpayer dime.

    One idiot with a stolen car can do hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to public utilities, private property and never pay a dime in restitutuon to property owners or the taxpayer. And no insurance, natch.

    As an aside I read the police blotter frequently. I see lots and lots of DUI, driving while license suspended, driving while license revoked, driving while barred, etc.

    In about 99% of the arrest r