Proof Positive That The NY Times Is Run By A Bunch Of Dum-Dums [CBD]

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First We Made Fire! But It May Have Come With Some Downsides.

The link is real. It's not a clever spoof. Although it is hard to believe that even the employees of the gray Lady are this stupid.

But there were downsides, too. Occasionally, the smoke burned their eyes and seared their lungs. Their food was likely coated with char, which might have increased their risk for certain cancers. With everyone congregated in one place, diseases could have been transmitted more easily.

Much research has focused on how fire gave an evolutionary advantage to early humans. Less examined are the negative byproducts that came with fire, and the ways in which humans may or may not have adapted to them. In other words, how did the harmful effects of fire shape our evolution?

Where to start....

How about; The taming of fire began the process of creating civilization. There is nothing....NOTHING bad about its use.

The smoke burned their eyes? So they moved away from the smoke, like any three-year-old knows.

It seared their lungs? Really? How do you know? Ever go camping or hang around a bonfire? Oh...of course not. They don't do that stuff on the Upper West Side and at Brown. But normal people (and probably every animal on earth) know not to stand really close to the fire and breath in the hot smoke and air.

It covered their food in char? Huzzah! Good for them. That's called flavor you dolts. Many of us are going to emulate our ancestors this very weekend and char some red meat!

And here is the big one: It causes cancer. Fine. I'll take it. Every accomplishment of modern man can be traced to fire, directly or indirectly, so suggesting that it is a bad thing because of cancer is moronic in the extreme. Many of us wouldn't be alive long enough, or would never have been born to get cancer if we didn't have fire, so it's a silly point.

The flaccid logic of pretty much everyone involved in this mass of sophomoric idiocy is embarrassing. There are so many logical flaws that it's difficult to imagine that the writers and editors weren't just standing around some office on a rainy Friday afternoon, getting high and tossing around ideas for the stupidest articles they could imagine.

This one makes me deeply suspicious:

With mathematical modeling, Rebecca Chisholm and Mark Tanaka, biologists at the University of New South Wales in Australia, simulated how ancient soil bacteria might have evolved to become infectious tuberculosis agents. Without fire, the probability was low. But when the researchers added fire to their model, the likelihood that tuberculosis would emerge jumped by several degrees of magnitude.

Huh? So you modeled the rate of mutation, added some additional inputs like an easier pathway for communicability, and arrived at infectious tuberculosis. Okay. This is the same shitty thinking that gives us headlines like "GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES ZIKA!"

The ulterior motive for this and other, similar articles is simple; the NYT and other leftist rags enjoy sticking their thumbs in the eye of Western civilization.

In hindsight I shouldn't have included a link. The NY Times is a click-whoring organization....elegant, but they still prostitute themselves.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:50 PM




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1 It is amazing how many 'news' articles are just exercises in stupidity for the writer. Blogs are bad because they are frivolous? I am not seeing much improvement here.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 01:53 PM (WV3Yp)

2 My cave man pal knows better.

"Ug ... fire good"

Give that cave man a grant for more research.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 07, 2016 01:56 PM (/HCif)

3 These are a silly time to be alive.

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 01:56 PM (HJQI1)

4 Not first.

Posted by: Walsingham at August 07, 2016 01:56 PM (GNjw6)

5 I blame Elizabeth Warren and her "people".

Posted by: andycanuck at August 07, 2016 01:56 PM (LdMbv)

6 How else are people going to learn that scientific experts are amazing all-knowing sorts who should have careers in government during which they tell everyone else what to do?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 07, 2016 01:57 PM (EzgxV)

7 Bonfire of the Inanities.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 07, 2016 01:58 PM (FtrY1)

8 And don't get me started on the wheel.

Posted by: Javems at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (yOqwj)

9 Fire BAD!!!

Posted by: Frankenstein at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (bMG0w)

10 The media is people who never did anything, pontificating on those things.... while talking to College Professors, or other media people... who also never did anything...

Because the people who actually ARE doing stuff.. is too busy to talk to the idiots in the Press.

Posted by: Don Q. at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (qf6WZ)

11 How long 'til someone got run over after the wheel was invented?

Posted by: BignJames at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (9RGU3)

12 Who'd miss the NYT if it burned down?

Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (8J/Te)

13 12 Who'd miss the NYT if it burned down?



Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (8J/Te)



Pet birds.

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 02:00 PM (bMG0w)

14 The ulterior motive for this and other, similar articles is simple; the NYT and other leftist rags enjoy sticking their thumbs in the eye of Western civilization.

It's not even Western civilization. Fire was essential for any kind of civilization at all.

In fact, fire predated civilization by hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to civilization.

Posted by: rickl at August 07, 2016 02:00 PM (sdi6R)

15 Note....

Just had Fox News on for a few minutes...

5 Anti Trump stories in a row... all parroting or talking about the Democrat lines of attack against Trump.

Even to the point of showing an Anti Trump Clinton Ad, for free...

Ailes is gone... looks like Fox has gone full Left...

Posted by: Don Q. at August 07, 2016 02:00 PM (qf6WZ)

16 >>Who'd miss the NYT if it burned down?



Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (8J/Te)



Pet birds.
Posted by: buzzion
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And dead fish.

Posted by: Aviator at August 07, 2016 02:01 PM (c7vUv)

17 How many dogs have suffered because of rolled up newspapers?

Posted by: BignJames at August 07, 2016 02:02 PM (9RGU3)

18 Pet birds.

I was at the County Fair last night. They had a giant birdcage built into a trailer chocked full of parakeets. You'd walk in and hand feed them. $1 to get in $2 for a feed stick, seemed pretty popular. I'm sure some clown will be after them soon.

Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 02:03 PM (8J/Te)

19 17 How many dogs have suffered because of rolled up newspapers?


Posted by: BignJames at August 07, 2016 02:02 PM (9RGU3)


And how many trees have been murdered for the paper to print the NYT on???

Posted by: Environmental Liberation Front at August 07, 2016 02:03 PM (qf6WZ)

20 wait til the fire turns green...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=207pbJQNl58

Frank Zappa

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 07, 2016 02:04 PM (i6LEJ)

21 And how many trees have been murdered for the paper to print the NYT on???

Since they're product is flammable and annoying you'd think they'd never mention fire.

Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 02:04 PM (8J/Te)

22 I wonder what their evaluation of toilet paper will be.

After all, they do have something in common with TP and maybe someday they will print their paper on 2 ply.

Posted by: Anchovy at August 07, 2016 02:04 PM (a42oI)

23 >>In fact, fire predated civilization by hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to civilization.


Really, it was The Patriarchy.

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (HJQI1)

24 21 And how many trees have been murdered for the paper to print the NYT on???

Since they're product is flammable and annoying you'd think they'd never mention fire.


Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 02:04 PM (8J/Te)


Yep... and don't even get us started on the CO2 that comes from the burning of all that paper!

Posted by: Environmental Liberation Front at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (qf6WZ)

25 fox news has sucked forever. nothing new. all their graduates go to cnn. p.o.s.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (KP5rU)

26
fire predated civilization by hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to civilization.
Posted by: rickl at August 07, 2016 02:00 PM (sdi6R)
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Oh. Well, in that case .... to the copy desk![\i]

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (5o5ek)

27 "And how many trees have been murdered for the paper to print the NYT on???"



I think this is an excellent point. How many more trees have to die for the NYT to continue on with this vapidity?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (iR/sc)

28
Uh-oh. Italics forever?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (5o5ek)

29 See? If man had just left fire alone, we wouldn't have globull warmening.

Posted by: chiefjaybob, who hates everyone at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (G2Sc9)

30 23 >>In fact, fire predated civilization by hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to civilization.


Really, it was The Patriarchy.

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (HJQI1)


Nope.... it was the invention of Beer....

Posted by: History! at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (qf6WZ)

31 Speaking of Fox, and fire, Joanne Nosuchinsky's last Redeye show was last night.

In the NYT's way of thinking, if fire hadn't created civilization, there would be no illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (VxHD9)

32
I think this is an excellent point. How many more trees have to die for the NYT to continue on with this vapidity?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (iR/sc)
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Before we go down this road, were trees really such a good invention?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at August 07, 2016 02:07 PM (5o5ek)

33 And i swear, if I see another "linked to cancer" line I will just go fr..... nuts.

We don't yet know what "causes" cells to freak out and multiply. Maybe it's the NYT?

Arrrgh

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:07 PM (gvGwC)

34 Fire is the devil's only friend....except for Hillary.

Posted by: BignJames at August 07, 2016 02:07 PM (9RGU3)

35 32
I think this is an excellent point. How many more trees have to die for the NYT to continue on with this vapidity?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (iR/sc)
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Before we go down this road, were trees really such a good invention?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at August 07, 2016 02:07 PM (5o5ek)


Uh... Yes?

Posted by: God at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (qf6WZ)

36 23 >>In fact, fire predated civilization by hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to civilization.


Really, it was The Patriarchy.
Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (HJQI1)

I believe it was Camille Paglia who noted that if civilization was left up to the women, we'd all still be living in grass huts.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (0mRoj)

37 >>Before we go down this road, were trees really such a good invention?


Down with the Oaks!

Posted by: The Maples at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (HJQI1)

38 Hmmm, Suicide Squad is making more money in it's first weekend than Lady Ghostbusters made in 3 weeks. Hmmm, this despite critics panning SS and praising LG.

Why am I supposed to read critics with an axe to grind again?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (WV3Yp)

39 It's the Patriarchy's fault!

Help help, I'm being oppressed!

Posted by: GuyfromNH at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (75D/9)

40
22 I wonder what their evaluation of toilet paper will be.

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Well, there are too many brands of it for one thing.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (5o5ek)

41

Man love to cook with fire!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:09 PM (qul7b)

42 The smoke burned their eyes...



*****


#BlackEyeSplatter

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:09 PM (wPiJc)

43
"Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today."




o.O

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2016 02:09 PM (kdS6q)

44 30 23 >>In fact, fire predated civilization by hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to civilization.


Really, it was The Patriarchy.

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (HJQI1)


Nope.... it was the invention of Beer....
Posted by: History! at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (qf6WZ)

Which provided a winnowing effect by giving rise to fraternities and performing life-threatening stunts.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:09 PM (0mRoj)

45
Before we go down this road, were trees really such a good invention?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at August 07, 2016 02:07 PM (5o5ek)


Uh... Yes?
Posted by: God at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (qf6WZ)
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That's a long-discredited source.

Posted by: The NY Times at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (5o5ek)

46 Really, fuck those lofty, light-grubbing bastards!

Posted by: The Maples at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (HJQI1)

47 Icky Icky maillard reaction. Who would want their antelope seared?
A nice all day boil in a pot until it's mushy is the way to go.

Posted by: Bruce at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (8ikIW)

48

If Bob Costas falls over in a forest does his asshole make a sound?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (qul7b)

49 Sorry to break it to you but Suicide Squad was not good. At all. Worse than BvS.

I can't believe it's made as much money as it has.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (F5hTl)

50 23 >>In fact, fire predated civilization by
hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to
civilization.





Really, it was The Patriarchy.



Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (HJQI1)





Nope.... it was the invention of Beer....

Posted by: History! at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (qf6WZ)


Which made living in close proximity to your neighbors a bit more tolerable.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 07, 2016 02:11 PM (JO9+V)

51 On the flip side, the top of the twit has a photo of "a square tomato tart with mozzarella and anchovies". Also see some black olives, large capers, and red onion on there. Mo' better with kalamata and sauce. And call it a pizza.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 07, 2016 02:11 PM (P/kVC)

52 44 30 23 >>In fact, fire predated civilization by hundreds of thousands of years. It was agriculture that led directly to civilization.


Really, it was The Patriarchy.

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM (HJQI1)


Nope.... it was the invention of Beer....
Posted by: History! at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (qf6WZ)

Which provided a winnowing effect by giving rise to fraternities and performing life-threatening stunts.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:09 PM (0mRoj)


Here... hold muh beer....

Posted by: Darwin in Action! at August 07, 2016 02:11 PM (qf6WZ)

53 Fire good.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 07, 2016 02:11 PM (rwI+c)

54 "Before we go down this road, were trees really such a good invention?"



Well, they do provide shade. Give the damn squirrels a place to live.


Alas, they do drop limbs on the fence and the car and the out buildings ALL THE FCUKING TIME.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 02:11 PM (iR/sc)

55 49 Sorry to break it to you but Suicide Squad was not good. At all. Worse than BvS.

I can't believe it's made as much money as it has.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (F5hTl)



I bet you didn't like Deadpool.

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 02:11 PM (bMG0w)

56 46 Really, fuck those lofty, light-grubbing bastards!
Posted by: The Maples at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (HJQI1)

Oh please. We've been consigned to shitty office decoration. Quit your bitching.

Posted by: Ficus trees at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (0mRoj)

57 I believe it was Camille Paglia who noted that if civilization was left up to the women, we'd all still be living in grass huts.

And now the matriarchy is telling me that cargo shorts are out of fashion. It's about all I wear from Memorial Day to Halloween.

Star Trek 27 is also tanking in the theaters, despite its critical acclaim. Not to extrapolate too much (that's a male thing), but this leads me to be a little skeptical of the presidential polls.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (VxHD9)

58 You know what doesn't need fire?
A healthy Gwyneth styled menu of quinoa, light wines, leafy greens, and organic kale.

Eat clean!

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (gvGwC)

59
by STEPH YIN

Though nowadays she spends her time doing journalism, she really dreams of creating a traveling puppet show about science. Everyone is invited to help paper mache, play music and boogie. In addition to communicating science, Steph serves on the board of UPP Arts, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit that raises awareness about urban water bodies through arts and environmental education.

www.stephyin.com/about.html


O.o

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (kdS6q)

60 49 Sorry to break it to you but Suicide Squad was not good. At all. Worse than BvS.

I can't believe it's made as much money as it has.
Posted by: TickledPink at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (F5hTl)

Oh, I have not seen either, I am just pointing out the comparison.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (WV3Yp)

61
Nope.... it was the invention of Beer....

Posted by: History! at August 07, 2016 02:06 PM (qf6WZ)


Which made living in close proximity to your neighbors a bit more tolerable.


Posted by: Count de Monet at August 07, 2016 02:11 PM (JO9+V)


Actually... it helped with the overall procreation of the Human Race...

You know... helping Ugly Girls get laid and all...

Posted by: Darwin in Action! at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (qf6WZ)

62 They were burning a doobie in their smoke filled halls of academia as they wrote that.

yeah, agriculture, then people moved off the farm, became hippies, and grow non-GMO lettuce and tomatoes so they think they grow their own food, and are pretty high minded about it.

This back to nature "high brow" schtick would get old really fast for these city boys, even with fire and the wheel. The "native Americans" didn't really advance much, till Lizzy Warren came along.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (/HCif)

63 But how is she going to steam her hoo-hah?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:13 PM (0mRoj)

64

Fire allowed ancient man to get ancient warm and beer allowed them to get the women drunk, thus increasing reproductive success...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:13 PM (qul7b)

65 Star Trek 27 is also tanking in the theaters, despite its critical acclaim. Not to extrapolate too much (that's a male thing), but this leads me to be a little skeptical of the presidential polls.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (VxHD9)

Deductive reasoning and logic are tools of the Patriarchy!

Posted by: The Usual Suspects at August 07, 2016 02:14 PM (WV3Yp)

66 47,
So you're British, then?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:14 PM (gvGwC)

67 58 You know what doesn't need fire?
A healthy Gwyneth styled menu of quinoa, light wines, leafy greens, and organic kale.

Eat clean!

Heh.
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (gvGwC)

But how is she going to steam her hoo-hah?


(Makes more sense with the predicate comment, eh?)

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:14 PM (0mRoj)

68 Prometheus wept.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 07, 2016 02:14 PM (rwI+c)

69 The smoke burned their eyes...



And led to a hit song by the Platters, albeit 10,000 years later

https://youtu.be/H2di83WAOhU


Posted by: Count de Monet at August 07, 2016 02:14 PM (JO9+V)

70 "Fire allowed ancient man to get ancient warm and beer allowed them to get the women drunk, thus increasing reproductive success..."



This man like a wizard or something.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 02:15 PM (iR/sc)

71 Fire attracts the Sand Worm.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 07, 2016 02:15 PM (rwI+c)

72 22 I wonder what their evaluation of toilet paper will be.
Posted by: Anchovy at August 07, 2016 02:04 PM (a42oI)


You don't really need it.

Posted by: Sheryl Crow and Nicolas Maduro at August 07, 2016 02:15 PM (sdi6R)

73 68 Prometheus wept.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 07, 2016 02:14 PM (rwI+c)

Stuff like this is why we were going back to Earth to wipe out humanity.

Posted by: The Engineers at August 07, 2016 02:16 PM (0mRoj)

74 Pet birds.

I was at the County Fair last night. They had a giant birdcage built into a trailer chocked full of parakeets. You'd walk in and hand feed them. $1 to get in $2 for a feed stick, seemed pretty popular. I'm sure some clown will be after them soon.
Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 02:03 PM (8J/Te)

Our local county fair had the same set up. The owners of this also had half a dozen displays of more unusual animals, such as wallabies, giant tortoise, Emus, and Pacas from S. America. Add in a full trailer with a prairie dog colony, various monkeys and a couple of camels that people could ride, and it was an interesting display.

They also had a "feed the goats" pen set up to feed them a cup of pellets you could buy.

All animals had water available, feed, shade, and were arranged so you could look at them, but not touch or poke through their enclosure, etc. The obligatory hand sanitizer stands everywhere.

Other than the Free the animals SJW, of which there wouldn't be many in this locale, I can't imagine anyone finding fault this set up, but who knows.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 07, 2016 02:16 PM (Vee9K)

75 59,
I do kinda hope that's a joke...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:16 PM (gvGwC)

76 Well, I guess the downside to Gutenberg was the New York Times...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 07, 2016 02:17 PM (+wjl1)

77 71 Fire attracts the Sand Worm.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 07, 2016 02:15 PM (rwI+c)

No, rhythm attracts the sand worm. So white people should largely have been safe.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:17 PM (0mRoj)

78 I wonder what their evaluation of toilet paper will be.

Posted by: Anchovy at August 07, 2016 02:04 PM (a42oI)



You don't really need it.

Posted by: Sheryl Crow and Nicolas Maduro at August 07, 2016 02:15 PM (sdi6R)


Just so long as your left hand hasn't been chopped off, you're good to "go", so to speak!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:17 PM (wYnyS)

79 Even if smog were a risk to human life, we must remember that life in nature, without technology, is wholesale death. -Ayn Rand The Objectivist February 1971

Posted by: Locke Common at August 07, 2016 02:17 PM (y4lrA)

80 I suspect most cavemen didn't live long enough to get cancer caused by meat, given the hazards of the era. An uncooked sabre toothed tiger was more likely to kill him than a cooked one.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (wPiJc)

81 Downside of fire: fire can be used to melt lead tin and antimony to create moveable type which made newspapers possible

Posted by: Tmitsss at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (wNJkU)

82 81 Downside of fire: fire can be used to melt lead tin and antimony to create moveable type which made newspapers possible
Posted by: Tmitsss at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (wNJkU)

Thank goodness it can't melt steel.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

83 Stuff like this is why we were going back to Earth to wipe out humanity.

Posted by: The Engineers at August 07, 2016 02:16 PM (0mRoj)


Hurry it up will you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (wYnyS)

84 and I'm Burning
I'm Burning
I'm Burning
for you?

Posted by: Fire at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (HJQI1)

85 Fire works.

Posted by: Wm. T. Sherman at August 07, 2016 02:19 PM (gwG9s)

86 Predicate this, bi...

Oh, wait....grabs thesaurus.

Never mind.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:19 PM (gvGwC)

87 Downside of fire: fire can be used to melt lead tin and antimony to create moveable type which made newspapers possible

Conversely, it also melts lead, copper and brass.

A mixed blessing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 07, 2016 02:19 PM (rwI+c)

88 So you're British, then?

Posted by: Anon a mouse

No, I just really hate Maillard and his fancy o la la this is why zee meat tastes so yummy.
High falutin frog.

Posted by: Bruce at August 07, 2016 02:19 PM (8ikIW)

89 My response to the times was that fire led to smoke signals which led to the Morse Code which eventually, somehow, led to virtue signaling.

I blame fire. And the NYT.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 07, 2016 02:20 PM (SEXy3)

90 Star Trek 27 is also tanking in the theaters,
despite its critical acclaim. Not to extrapolate too much (that's a
male thing), but this leads me to be a little skeptical of the
presidential polls.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (VxHD9)

The press cannot gin up a war during a Dem'Cong (aka UniParty-Left) Administration. So they gin up something else to enhance sales.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 07, 2016 02:20 PM (P/kVC)

91 "Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today."

o.O

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2016 02:09 PM (kdS6q)

So how do these brainiacs explain lion families. The female lion does all the hunting and the male lion just lies around, breeds females and kills other lions cubs. He shows up for dinner after the zebra is down and opened up.
Sounds like areas of urban America.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 07, 2016 02:20 PM (Vee9K)

92 79 Even if smog were a risk to human life, we must remember that life in nature, without technology, is wholesale death. -Ayn Rand The Objectivist February 1971
Posted by: Locke Common at August 07, 2016 02:17 PM (y4lrA)

She may have been crazy and a bit creepy, but history is showing her to be right more often than not.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:20 PM (WV3Yp)

93
I do kinda hope that's a joke...
Posted by: Anon a mouse.



Oh, it's a joke. Factual -- but still a joke:

by STEPH YIN

www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieseahorse

"My animation "Trophic Cascade of the Purple Marsh Crab" won "Best Student Film" at the 2012 Beneath the Waves Film Festival"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2016 02:21 PM (kdS6q)

94 Lassie, lassie, run for help! Antimony fell down a well!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:21 PM (gvGwC)

95 I suspect most cavemen didn't live long enough to
get cancer caused by meat, given the hazards of the era. An uncooked
sabre toothed tiger was more likely to kill him than a cooked one.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (wPiJc)


The uncooked
sabre toothed tiger found it easier to sneak up on a caveman when he was trying to get his cancer causing cigarette lit with a carcinogenic coal from the fire!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:22 PM (wYnyS)

96 Hunka Hunka Burning Love!





Thankyouverymuch!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 07, 2016 02:22 PM (JO9+V)

97 " I suspect most cavemen didn't live long enough to get cancer caused by meat, given the hazards of the era."



I can't imagine so. 30-40 was probably an "old man." Between bad water, nature (it's coming to get you,) and, working yourself to death just to get through the day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 02:22 PM (iR/sc)

98 93,

OK, that's it. Time to start drinking.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:23 PM (gvGwC)

99 If it wasn't for fire, indoor plumbing would never have been invented. It stunk up the caves too much to keep pissing on the fire to put it out.

Posted by: Subterranean JT at August 07, 2016 02:23 PM (qG0hz)

100 Yes, and Carbon Dioxide is not essential to life, it is a poison that must be regulated and restricted.

/s

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 07, 2016 02:23 PM (U99QI)

101 Wouldn't it be easier and more space-efficient to list what doesn't cause cancer, at this point?

Posted by: HurleyBurley at August 07, 2016 02:23 PM (8hdEH)

102 Are we even in here?

Posted by: Volcanoes at August 07, 2016 02:23 PM (HJQI1)

103 I don't understand how the NYT is still in buisness. Who buys the POS? I cancelled all my newspaper subscriptions decades ago. The only time I buy a paper now is Friday morning after Thanksgiving. I have to go out and hunt for one and stake out the boxes. If you don't get there when they drop them off they are gone in a few minutes.


Its insane. Wifey must have for all the Black Friday Sales. The thing is noting but back to back advertising and the SOBs charge $1.50 for a paper that is normally 50 cents and not only are they making a killing off ads but they are gouging the shit out the readers. Because they know they will get it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 07, 2016 02:24 PM (mpXpK)

104 All good things have a downside. That's the post-fall world we live in. All bad things have a good side as well. That's God's grace.

The presumption we can have anything that is all good if only we're smart enough and good enough and enlightened enough is an acceptable thought if you are 3 years old, but by the time you get to puberty, only an imbecile or a fool clings to this idiot myth.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 07, 2016 02:25 PM (39g3+)

105 "Beneath the Waves film festival"

Was that part of the Enchantment under the Sea party?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:25 PM (gvGwC)

106 Fire causes cancer?....Hillary is not a liar and murderer?...Obozo didn't pay a ransom?

Such wisdom!.....I hope Carlos Slim has lots of pesos.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 07, 2016 02:25 PM (ej1L0)

107 Oh, only if we could live like the noble savage ...

*furiouslysextingoniPhone*

Posted by: weft cut-fop at August 07, 2016 02:25 PM (Y9A+8)

108 Yes, and Carbon Dioxide is not essential to life, it is a poison that must be regulated and restricted.



/s

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 07, 2016 02:23 PM (U99QI)



Seriously dude, too much of that stuff will kill you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:25 PM (wYnyS)

109 83 Stuff like this is why we were going back to Earth to wipe out humanity.

Posted by: The Engineers at August 07, 2016 02:16 PM (0mRoj)

Hurry it up will you!
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:18 PM (wYnyS)

Ironically enough we were about to get underway when some humans fucked the whole thing up.

Posted by: The Engineers at August 07, 2016 02:26 PM (0mRoj)

110 "There I was, bending over to light up a Lucky Strike when "BAM!" Sabre toothed tiger came out of nowhere! Never even saw it coming. Bit me right in two he did, at the ripe old age of 27..."

Posted by: zombie Ogg at August 07, 2016 02:26 PM (wPiJc)

111 Antimony is going with Alice to see Attle.

Posted by: Cindy Brady at August 07, 2016 02:26 PM (HJQI1)

112 "...sure beats dying of cancer!"

Posted by: zombie Ogg at August 07, 2016 02:26 PM (wPiJc)

113 The only thing elegant about the NYT is the serif font on the masthead; then rest is still a Stalinist boot on the nation's intercourse.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:27 PM (ngn8T)

114 I am sorry, CBD; but I still don't see how this article is either wrong or composed with an ulterior motive. Maybe if you could just compose a rebuttal to it without the abuse.

For a start: campers out in the woods today mainly have to worry about black bears and coyotes. A large group of adult humans around an open fire will scare most of those critters off (unless they're rabid I suppose).

During the Ice Age, the critters were... bigger. Brown bears instead of black ones; serious wolf packs; lions; tigers; leopards. So when our ancestors built fires, they did it in more sheltered areas. Which would concentrate the smoke and make it harder to avoid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 02:27 PM (6FqZa)

115 112 "...sure beats dying of cancer!"
Posted by: zombie Ogg at August 07, 2016 02:26 PM (wPiJc)

What's "cancer"?

Posted by: Zombie Thag at August 07, 2016 02:27 PM (0mRoj)

116 I did learn something - Bannion is on twitter. Dear god.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:28 PM (ngn8T)

117 "...sure beats dying of cancer!"

Posted by: zombie Ogg at August 07, 2016 02:26 PM (wPiJc)


Bet you're glad that the cigarette had a filter, right!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:28 PM (wYnyS)

118 I don't understand how the NYT is still in buisness. Who buys the POS? I cancelled all my newspaper subscriptions decades ago. The only time I buy a paper now is Friday morning after Thanksgiving. I have to go out and hunt for one and stake out the boxes. If you don't get there when they drop them off they are gone in a few minutes.
osted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 07, 2016 02:24 PM (mpXpK)

I think it is simply a sign that you are hip, prestigious, and liberally bent. Like a secret handshake or symbol that lets you know the person is a member of such.
To subscribers, it's like their Prius. It shows how open minded and progressive they are.

I have friends who get the NYT's. Even they laugh and say the only read the art section anymore. And the stock page.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 07, 2016 02:28 PM (Vee9K)

119 I did learn something - Bannion is on twitter. Dear god.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:28 PM (ngn8T)


One of the scarier things on twitter!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:29 PM (wYnyS)

120 104,

So you're not buying the noble savage/all natural thingy?

Darn.

Otoh, anyone know how the 3 seashell thing works? Headed to cali in few days, not sure what I'll find...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:29 PM (C9pBZ)

121
Prometheus wept.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 07, 2016 02:14 PM (rwI+c)
------------------------

It's a start. Now he needs to propose reparations, apologize for his macroaggression, attend climate sensitivity training, and retire in disgrace.

Posted by: The NY Times at August 07, 2016 02:29 PM (5o5ek)

122 How long 'til someone got run over after the wheel was invented?

That was a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: indo-european chariot warriors at August 07, 2016 02:29 PM (6FqZa)

123 Without fire, we wouldn't have had charcoal to make ink -- so no NYT. So, maybe fire did suck.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:30 PM (ngn8T)

124 What's "cancer"?


It's one of the evil humors.

Posted by: Theodoric of York at August 07, 2016 02:30 PM (rwI+c)

125 These are the geniuses who sent Ark B into space only to later die from an un-sanitized telephone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 07, 2016 02:30 PM (SRecd)

126 This was written by a woman, right?

I haven't read past the first few paragraphs, but it looks like it could easily segue into talk of the patriarchy or toxic masculinity or something.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 02:31 PM (NOIQH)

127 Shooting event on MSNBC right now. They're probably hyperventilating and hiding in their safe spaces.

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 02:31 PM (bMG0w)

128 You dolts. Of course fire is bad. Only steel is safe from melting in fire.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donald at August 07, 2016 02:31 PM (ZnIt3)

129 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 02:27 PM (6FqZa)

I'll ignore your ridiculous suggestion that I not heap abuse (deserved or undeserved...it doesn't matter) on the NY Times whenever the opportunity is afforded me.

Sure, I guess that makes sense. But I can think of lots of situations in which the smoke is easily avoidable. Plains dwellers probably had an easier time than forest dwellers. And really, the point is not that they couldn't avoid the smoke sometimes. The point is that they would learn to avoid the smoke very quickly, and modify their behaviors to prevent being injured or even discomfited by it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 02:32 PM (Zu3d9)

130
114 I am sorry, CBD; but I still don't see how this article is either wrong or composed with an ulterior motive. Maybe if you could just compose a rebuttal to it without the abuse.

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

Bummer. Some grown-up read the article.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 02:32 PM (5o5ek)

131 Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today.

Funny the things Lefties will insist are biologically determined and the things they will insist aren't.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 07, 2016 02:32 PM (+wjl1)

132 Translation: "Daddy never took me camping"

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 02:32 PM (NOIQH)

133 "Ice age"???

See, climate change!

H8terz.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:32 PM (gvGwC)

134 I suppose if we didn't have fire then, there would be more witches running around turning people into newts......

Posted by: the morigu at August 07, 2016 02:33 PM (Bjy3Q)

135 Prometheu swept.


*****

Well, someone had to, what with all the soot and ash on the floor of the cave.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:33 PM (wPiJc)

136 How long 'til someone got run over after the wheel was invented?



That was a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: indo-european chariot warriors at August 07, 2016 02:29 PM (6FqZa)


No one was ever run down by a travois employed by mostly peaceful tribes bringing their loot home after a raiding party!!

Posted by: Fauxahuntass Warren at August 07, 2016 02:33 PM (wYnyS)

137 Aren't we also informed by the numbskulls in the media that cancer was almost non-existent from the time of ancient civilizations up through just a few hundred years ago?

As always, made-up shit is presented as fact ignorer to fit whatever agenda is being pushed.

Posted by: Dick Poulin at August 07, 2016 02:33 PM (sMt7r)

138 So, in the vein of stupid newspaper writers:

I was at Chic-Fil-A yesterday for lunch. While waiting for my tasty hate chicken, I scanned a local newspaper. The Headline blared out: "Local Daycare suspended by State for leaving a child in a car alone for 9 hours."

I had to go half-way through the article to find the ONE bit of information I wanted- whether the baby was ok. Evidently s/he was ok (I do not remember whether it was a him or her.)

To hell with you, liberal writer, for making me read through 10 paragraphs of the actions or intentions of this or that state department to find out whether the child was actually ok.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:33 PM (WV3Yp)

139 Translation: "Daddy never took me camping"


Posted by: Lizzy


*****


Heh! We have thread winner folks!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:34 PM (wPiJc)

140 Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today.

You mean when women kicked the men out of where it was warm and dry; and made them run over hill and dale for sex.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:34 PM (ngn8T)

141 CO2 ... "Seriously dude, too much of that stuff will kill you!"

true ... I saw some movie ... another planet, the air was good but for the 2% CO2 which they said would kill in minutes. I assume they use that to scare stupid people about CO2 poisoning.

I looked up CO2 toxicity and it is like 5%, though that may mean after hours, not sure. And current rates are 400 part per million ... on this planet. More CO2 and a little warming ... ug ... warm is good.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 07, 2016 02:34 PM (/HCif)

142 You know what doesn't need fire?
A healthy Gwyneth styled menu of quinoa, light wines, leafy greens, and organic kale.

Eat clean!

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:12 PM (gvGwC)


How's she going to steam her hoo-ha without fire to boil the water? And electricity is just fire energy made dispatchable.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 07, 2016 02:34 PM (f3Uae)

143 Really, it was The Patriarchy.
Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:05 PM

Ha, did you read the article? This statement is in the running for one of the dumbest in there-

Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy...

Posted by: Farmer at August 07, 2016 02:34 PM (3hlFs)

144 >>These are the geniuses who sent Ark B into space only to later die from an un-sanitized telephone.


You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:34 PM (HJQI1)

145 ignorer=in order ... thanks spell checker!

Posted by: Dick Poulin at August 07, 2016 02:35 PM (sMt7r)

146 Translation: "Daddy never took me camping"
Posted by: Lizzy

I'm sure Uncle Fester did; to his van, down by the river.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:35 PM (ngn8T)

147 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 02:32 PM (Zu3d9)


Hate to argue with you, but only "modern man" is smart enough to figure out that being downwind of a fire and inhaling smoke can be remedied by simply moving upwind.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:35 PM (wYnyS)

148 >>"Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go
out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned
gender norms that still exist today.""


Bingo!
Knew this was all the patriarchy's fault.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 02:35 PM (NOIQH)

149 >>Ha, did you read the article?

Read the Content? Never.

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:36 PM (HJQI1)

150 Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy...

Like the great cats, women fear fire.

Posted by: Theodoric of York at August 07, 2016 02:36 PM (rwI+c)

151 For a start: campers out in the woods today mainly have to worry about black bears and coyotes. A large group of adult humans around an open fire will scare most of those critters off (unless they're rabid I suppose).

During the Ice Age, the critters were... bigger. Brown bears instead of black ones; serious wolf packs; lions; tigers; leopards. So when our ancestors built fires, they did it in more sheltered areas. Which would concentrate the smoke and make it harder to avoid.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 02:27 PM (6FqZa)

I bet our ancestors were smart enough to stand upwind of the fire....
Just watch a few episodes of Naked and Afraid. No one builds a fire, and then sits, breathing in the smoke, even the formerly hippie participants in this contest. My guess is that as humans with some kind of a functioning cerebellum we instinctively move into where the air is more acceptable to our lungs. And the ones who didn't, natural selection.

Adult black bears have no problems with coming around campfires. They also have no problem with wrecking everything trying to get into food storage containers, and then your tent. It's why many people lobbied and sued the US Forest Service to overturn it's idiotic rules about no weapons in Federal parks.....

Posted by: Jen the original at August 07, 2016 02:36 PM (Vee9K)

152 The point is that they would learn to avoid the smoke very quickly, and modify their behaviors to prevent being injured or even discomfited by it.


*****


Hmmm, too bad that tiger got me before I had a chance to perfect my new invention...

...the chimney!

Posted by: zombie Ogg at August 07, 2016 02:36 PM (wPiJc)

153 140 Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today.

You mean when women kicked the men out of where it was warm and dry; and made them run over hill and dale for sex.
Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:34 PM (ngn8T)

They got kicked out but the men still had to send back 60% of their kills and could only see their kids on alternating weekends.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:37 PM (0mRoj)

154 "The ulterior motive for this and other, similar articles is simple; the NYT and other leftist rags enjoy sticking their thumbs in the eye of Western civilization."

This isn't right. Our Paper of Record has here gone beyond attacking Western civilization, but all civilization. Back to Bonobos.

Posted by: George LeS at August 07, 2016 02:37 PM (FkGpr)

155 Yeah, Steph Yin cites climate change here too:

Humans have long used fire to modify their environment and burn carbon, practices that now have us in the throes of climate change.

It was a good article until Yin started musing on that bullshit (and on the patriarchy). I expect Yin is hoping that humans will evolve past climate denial and the patriarchy the way we evolved past getting cancer from campfire fumes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 02:38 PM (6FqZa)

156 Even stupid animals know to move out of the smoke if its bothering them.

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 02:38 PM (bMG0w)

157 This bitch ever hear of a smoke bath?

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:38 PM (HJQI1)

158

The NYT has lined more catboxes and bird cages than any other paper, ever.

True fact.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:38 PM (qul7b)

159 [i[ I am sorry, CBD; but I still don't see how this article is either wrong or composed with an ulterior motive. Maybe if you could just compose a rebuttal to it without the abuse.

I don't seen any ulterior motive, just stupidity and a ridiculous worldview that thinks we can have anything without negatives if only we are smart and good enough.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 07, 2016 02:38 PM (39g3+)

160 Ok, I finally read the article.

That's some classic junk science dropping its knickers. Lets spout a outrageous hypothesis - completely untestable, with inferences to processes the authors know most people don't understand. Borders on professional mountebank -- all that needed is a stacked blond assistant (grad student?) in a tight outfit.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:39 PM (ngn8T)

161 >>Like the great cats, women fear fire.


and yet, they're always fucking cold?

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:39 PM (HJQI1)

162 That's some classic junk science dropping its knickers. Lets spout a outrageous hypothesis - completely untestable, with inferences to processes the authors know most people don't understand. Borders on professional mountebank -- all that needed is a stacked blond assistant (grad student?) in a tight outfit.
Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:39 PM (ngn8T)

Also processes that the authors themselves don't understand. That's what makes it funny.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (WV3Yp)

163 A properly built fire, using dry hardwood will produce almost no smoke. Just heat and flames. You can stand as close to it as the heat allows without a hint of smoke.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (ZnIt3)

164 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 07, 2016 02:38 PM (39g3+)

A question I once posed is "Name one invention/discovery which has never been used for an ill purpose?"

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (wYnyS)

165 The Ice Age's most famous Porn Starlet?

Hypothermia Lee

Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (HJQI1)

166 For Aestius, a far better Ghostbusters than what is in the theaters.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-204-51.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (SRecd)

167 >>It was a good article until Yin started musing on that bullshit (and on
the patriarchy). I expect Yin is hoping that humans will evolve past
climate denial and the patriarchy the way we evolved past getting cancer
from campfire fumes.


Yep, their angle has become so predictable. I'm surprised there's not a pitch for eating vegan.

This is the feminization of science, with a female writer and mostly female scientists quoted. It's awful and embarrassing.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (NOIQH)

168 161 >>Like the great cats, women fear fire.


and yet, they're always fucking cold?
Posted by: garrett at August 07, 2016 02:39 PM (HJQI1)

Heh. "Add more wood to fire, Thag, Theena cold!"

Thag adds more wood.

"Ugh! Fire too big! Theena too hot!"

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (0mRoj)

169 So humans invented fire? There weren't trees struck by lightning in dinosaur times?

Posted by: Bernette at August 07, 2016 02:42 PM (S6rOh)

170 all that needed is a stacked blond assistant (grad student?) in a tight outfit.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:39 PM (ngn8T)




Obviously we need to write a research grant request immediately!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:42 PM (wYnyS)

171 Why Need So Many Pillows?

Posted by: Thag at August 07, 2016 02:42 PM (HJQI1)

172 So on the stupid scale, how does this compare with the theory that the alphabet promotes patriarchy or male dominance or something?

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 07, 2016 02:42 PM (+lVUW)

173 A question I once posed is "Name one invention/discovery which has never been used for an ill purpose?"
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (wYnyS)

Antibiotics? Although those have been used foolishly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:43 PM (WV3Yp)

174 "Thag! Kronk wife have more shiny rocks than Theena! Why you not man and get Theena more shiny rocks?!"

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:44 PM (0mRoj)

175 Hrothgar when one of the managers at Wal-Mart asked if I had heard of the Japanese knife attack, I paraphrased Shakespeare back to him.

"The fault dear Horatio lies within us, not in our tools."

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 07, 2016 02:44 PM (SRecd)

176 166 For Aestius, a far better Ghostbusters than what is in the theaters.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-204-51.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (SRecd)

I'd watch that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:44 PM (WV3Yp)

177 more crap from those that think they are God and their simulations predict a true future. total lack of humility

Posted by: talgus at August 07, 2016 02:44 PM (UaPF2)

178 Smoke smell better than Theena moss covered rock.

Posted by: Thag at August 07, 2016 02:45 PM (HJQI1)

179 Antibiotics?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:43 PM (WV3Yp)

They use antibiotics to boost the growth of cattle.

And we all know that cattle hate Gaia, contribute to global warming, destroy our pristine rain forests, and are eaten primarily by red-blooded Americans who think that quinoa and kale suck ass.

So....antibiotics are evil.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (Zu3d9)

180 174 "Thag! Kronk wife have more shiny rocks than Theena! Why you not man and get Theena more shiny rocks?!"
Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:44 PM (0mRoj)

Me, Obam, here from the tribal council. We take rocks from Kronk, and give to Theena. Kronk did not build those rocks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (WV3Yp)

181 "Thag! Oog's wife have bigger cave than Theena! Why you not man like Oog and have bigger cave!?"

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (0mRoj)

182 >>I don't seen any ulterior motive, just stupidity and a ridiculous
worldview that thinks we can have anything without negatives if only we
are smart and good enough.


This is all part of the systematic disparaging of all traditions/pillars of western civilization - meat is bad, fire is bad, fossil fuel is bad, masculinity is bad, blah, blah, blah. This is what happens when you have a generation of "---- Studies" majors who don't create, innovate, explore - they just look at what exists and criticize, denigrate it.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (NOIQH)

183 Started fire. Loved fire. Named it Brad.

Posted by: Alley Oop at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (IqV8l)

184 Another bad discovery is water and the sprinkler system installed in the NY times, it will prevent a convenient self combustion and a large insurance payout saving face for the NY times.

Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (bksJQ)

185

Fire allowed early man to preserve cave hobos...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:47 PM (qul7b)

186 So humans invented fire? There weren't trees struck by lightning in dinosaur times?

Posted by: Bernette at August 07, 2016 02:42 PM (S6rOh)


What humans invented was a way to create a fire upon demand, and also ways to make fire portable, which was a means to that end.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 07, 2016 02:47 PM (f3Uae)

187 So is Godzilla using PEDs????

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-204-72.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (SRecd)

188 They got kicked out but the men still had to send back 60% of their kills and could only see their kids on alternating weekends.
Posted by: Insomniac

Its why we had to invent math and the calendar. Well the monthly calendar was a necessity for other reasons -- to identify the time when you HAD to go hunting.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (ngn8T)

189 So....antibiotics are evil.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (Zu3d9)

Lol, I especially liked the thing about growth hormones in food leading to ladies having larger breasts.

Right. And the Downsides?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (WV3Yp)

190 You can't have fundamental change without changing a few fundamentals.

Procreation, fire, alphabet, spoken language. Doesn't get much more fundamental. Wait until they peel off that last layer of their stinky little deconstructionist onion and find the secret of noodle soup!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (wPiJc)

191 Leftists would rather have populations murdered than have one person smoke a cigarette.

Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (bksJQ)

192 Dumb old me. I always thought that the reason more people have cancer is that they're living longer.

By the way, we're seeing the same thing with dogs. Now that a lot of us feed our dogs a better diet, don't let them run in the streets with cars, and give them medical treatment similar to a human's, guess what?
We're hearing of more dogs getting cancer.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (+lVUW)

193 and yet, they're always fucking cold?Posted by: garrett 

Unless they're hot. The optimal 'perfect temperature' for the female of our species is a mystery that must never be revealed.

I have pleaded with the wife, brought her magic marker and paper, so that I can record for posterity this optimal post of comfort. The Holy Grail is easier to discover.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (ZnIt3)

194 >>
What humans invented was a way to create a fire upon demand, and also ways to make fire portable, which was a means to that end.



And, like typical Liberals - unhappy with the end they seek to destroy the means.

Posted by: Thag smart, too! at August 07, 2016 02:49 PM (HJQI1)

195 >>Leftists would rather have populations murdered than have one person smoke a cigarette.


But pot? Totes OK!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 02:49 PM (NOIQH)

196 Those who don't fight evil fight made up evil.
D.Prager.

Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 02:49 PM (bksJQ)

197 A question I once posed is "Name one invention/discovery which has never been used for an ill purpose?"
Posted by: Hrothgar

The hydrogen bomb.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:49 PM (ngn8T)

198 Antibiotics? Although those have been used foolishly.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:43 PM (WV3Yp)


My first thought was antibiotics as well but
They use antibiotics to boost the growth of cattle.

...
So....antibiotics are evil.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (Zu3d9)



And they've been over-prescribed to such an extent that many of them no longer work well, if at all.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:49 PM (wYnyS)

199 "Thag! Oog's wife have bigger cave than Theena! Why you not man like Oog and have bigger cave!?"

Posted by: Insomniac


*****


This isn't really about Thag and Theena, is it Insomniac?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:50 PM (wPiJc)

200 187 So is Godzilla using PEDs????

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-204-72.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (SRecd)

I actually really liked the Brian Denehy version of Godzilla from the movie a couple years ago. The story might have had real issues and it took way too long to show him on screen, but I thought they got the monster elements and Godzilla's modus operandi down well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:50 PM (WV3Yp)

201
We're hearing of more dogs getting cancer.

Dog play with fire.

Posted by: Alley Oop at August 07, 2016 02:50 PM (IqV8l)

202

Remember Heinlein's comment about beaver dams and self-loathing humans?

LibTards.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:50 PM (qul7b)

203 "Name one invention/discovery which has never been used for an ill purpose?"


****

The front fastening bra?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:51 PM (wPiJc)

204 A question I once posed is "Name one invention/discovery which has never been used for an ill purpose?"

Posted by: Hrothgar



The hydrogen bomb.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:49 PM (ngn8T)

Give us time and a little more money, infidel!

Posted by: Iran at August 07, 2016 02:51 PM (wYnyS)

205 This isn't really about Thag and Theena, is it Insomniac?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 02:50 PM (wPiJc)


I'm just using the caveman tableau for modern social commentary.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 02:52 PM (0mRoj)

206 49
Sorry to break it to you but Suicide Squad was not good. At all. Worse than BvS.



I can't believe it's made as much money as it has.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 07, 2016 02:10 PM (F5hTl)

Ha-ha

Posted by: Harley Quinn's Ass at August 07, 2016 02:53 PM (mkppl)

207 182,

So you're saying my degree in critical zir studies didn't empower me?

H8ter...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:53 PM (C9pBZ)

208 The downside of being born: someday, you will die.

Posted by: PJ at August 07, 2016 02:53 PM (cHuNI)

209 You know who's responsible for this? That bastard Prometheus. He deserved getting his liver eaten by that eagle!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 02:53 PM (Nwg0u)

210 We're hearing of more dogs getting cancer.



Dog play with fire.



Posted by: Alley Oop at August 07, 2016 02:50 PM (IqV8l)


Next thing you know they'll be playing cards and smoking pipes!
http://tinyurl.com/j34q3gc

Posted by: Iran at August 07, 2016 02:53 PM (wYnyS)

211 Unless they're hot. The optimal 'perfect temperature' for the female of our species is a mystery that must never be revealed.

I have pleaded with the wife, brought her magic marker and paper, so that I can record for posterity this optimal post of comfort. The Holy Grail is easier to discover.
Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM (ZnIt3)

I remember reading a novel one time where the author theorized that 'cravings' during pregnancy is an unconscious desire to assure themselves that their mate still desires them and deems them worthy of self-sacrifice.

I kind of wonder if the temperature is part of that.

On the other hand, I think humans in general are such stews of competing processes and hormones that it is probably hard to figure out causality.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:54 PM (WV3Yp)

212 Give us time and a little more money, infidel!
Posted by: Iran

Speaking of which, did the horde see the article with Cotton blaming Hilary's email for the execution of the Iranian scientist.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:55 PM (ngn8T)

213 We're hearing of more dogs getting cancer.

Dog play with fire.
Posted by: Alley Oop at August 07, 2016 02:50 PM (IqV8l)

Cannot tell you how many times I have caught my dog snaking my Camels.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:55 PM (WV3Yp)

214

The Stupid - It Burns.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 07, 2016 02:55 PM (9P3OG)

215 Caveman?

That's being shelterist.

H8ter

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:55 PM (C9pBZ)

216 There is no hope.
There is no answer.
Civilization causes cancer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 02:55 PM (Nwg0u)

217 Before the e-cig at least. He never had issues with cigarette smoke, but he seems to dislike the vapor from e-cigs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (WV3Yp)

218 The biggest downside of the taming of fire is it eventually gave rise to the New York Times. I'm not sure it was worth it.

Posted by: Ripley at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (1BQGO)

219 "Hrothgar when one of the managers at Wal-Mart asked if I had heard of the Japanese knife attack, I paraphrased Shakespeare back to him.

"The fault dear Horatio lies within us, not in our tools."




I like that, AP. Missed that in my education.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (iR/sc)

220 FIRE BAD!!

Posted by: Frankenstein's Monster at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (7qAYi)

221 203,
Nah. Let me regale you with the tale of my BIL, his wife, and his girlfriend...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 07, 2016 02:57 PM (C9pBZ)

222 220 FIRE BAD!!

Posted by: Frankenstein's Monster at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (7qAYi)



9 Fire BAD!!!

Posted by: Frankenstein at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (bMG0w)

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 02:57 PM (bMG0w)

223 220 FIRE BAD!!

Posted by: Frankenstein's Monster at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (7qAYi)


FIRE BRAD!

Posted by: Bride of Frankenstein at August 07, 2016 02:57 PM (qf6WZ)

224

Only by returning to the pre-fire times can we achieve the sanctity of the noble Cave Person!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:58 PM (qul7b)

225 Wow. No one has mentioned "Quest For Fire"?


Posted by: mrp at August 07, 2016 02:58 PM (JBggj)

226 Fire Bad!

Posted by: Amy Schumer(Frankenstein's Wife) at August 07, 2016 02:58 PM (mkppl)

227 >>FIRE BRAD!


Doesn't anybody knock, anymore!?

Posted by: Brad at August 07, 2016 02:59 PM (HJQI1)

228

Long Dong Chong invents the missionary position!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 02:59 PM (qul7b)

229 The hydrogen bomb.

Posted by: Jean at August 07, 2016 02:49 PM (ngn8T)
Give us time and a little more money, infidel!
Posted by: Iran at August 07, 2016 02:51 PM (wYnyS)

I wonder how much more complexity and engineering skill (not to mention materials) there is to Hydrogen bombs over the standard?

Regardless, my guess is that Iran will pop one of their standards off long before they both to dump money and resources into thermonuclear varieties.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:00 PM (WV3Yp)

230 NYT, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic
things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent
response were you even close to anything that could be considered a
rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having
listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your
soul.

Posted by: the principal from Billy Madison at August 07, 2016 03:00 PM (H9MG5)

231 You know what's clearly a creation of the patriarchy?

Pussy, that's what.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 07, 2016 03:01 PM (97XyN)

232 223 220 FIRE BAD!!

Posted by: Frankenstein's Monster at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (7qAYi)


FIRE BRAD!
Posted by: Bride of Frankenstein at August 07, 2016 02:57 PM (qf6WZ)

YOU LOVED BRAD!

Posted by: Brad's driver at August 07, 2016 03:01 PM (7qAYi)

233 The NYT is just pissed because fire was discovered without a government grant.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:01 PM (Nwg0u)

234 Cancer has always been around. They just called it something different. Its like "consumption" that people died of. It is now called Tuberculosis or TB.


It had been all but eradicated in the US until Obama opened the borders and allowed 10 billion 3rd world looters in with no testing at all.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 07, 2016 03:03 PM (mpXpK)

235 "Doesn't anybody knock, anymore!?
Posted by: Brad "



Sorry you had to find out this way. I guess HR is running behind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 03:03 PM (FZ3ry)

236 If man hadn't discovered fire, those Hindenburg passengers would still be alive.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 07, 2016 03:03 PM (/wm8n)

237
The NYT is just pissed because fire was discovered without a government grant.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


But fire wasn't discovered by white Americans so it has to be good.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 07, 2016 03:04 PM (IqV8l)

238 This is what happens when you have a generation of "---- Studies" majors who don't create, innovate, explore - they just look at what exists and criticize, denigrate it.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (NOIQH)


And when Hillary gets elected with her promises of no one having to take any financial responsibility for their college education, even more people will get degrees that are useless for anything other than thinking up stupid shit theories.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 07, 2016 03:04 PM (+lVUW)

239 Pennsylvania this week raised the tax on cigarettes, e vap and I think nicotine patches $1 a pack.
And since they know it will not stop smoking it will give Harrisburg millions of dollars. On the other hand if Monday everyone stops they willgo look for revenue somewhere else.

Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 03:06 PM (bksJQ)

240 >>>The NYT is just pissed because fire was discovered without a government grant.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:01 PM (Nwg0u)<<<

And that the best use for the NYT is as tinder for making a fire.

Posted by: burn, baby, burn at August 07, 2016 03:06 PM (H9MG5)

241 Humans have long used fire to modify their environment and burn carbon,
practices that now have us in the throes of climate change




Clearly they should have avoided fire altogether and gone straight to inductively heated stoves. Those only use electricity, so no global warming!

Posted by: NYT pencil necks unclear on the electric car concept at August 07, 2016 03:07 PM (LAe3v)

242 Speaking of northeastern liberal anti-technology indoctrination, an article from a few years back ---

Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber

In the fall of 1958 Theodore Kaczynski, a brilliant but vulnerable boy of sixteen, entered Harvard College. There he encountered a prevailing intellectual atmosphere of anti-technological despair. There, also, he was deceived into subjecting himself to a series of purposely brutalizing psychological experiments -- experiments that may have confirmed his still-forming belief in the evil of science. Was the Unabomber born at Harvard? A look inside the files.


http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/06/harvard-and-the-making-of-the-unabomber/378239/




Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at August 07, 2016 03:07 PM (/f6Nd)

243 Watching this dumb show on History with the Osborne's. They've gone to a tank collector. He has Sherman's, Grants, Hetzers, Chafees.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 03:08 PM (FZ3ry)

244 239 Pennsylvania this week raised the tax on cigarettes, e vap and I think nicotine patches $1 a pack.
And since they know it will not stop smoking it will give Harrisburg millions of dollars. On the other hand if Monday everyone stops they willgo look for revenue somewhere else.

Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 03:06 PM (bksJQ)



And can I guess that the reason is not to make up for shortfalls, but there is some new program they are planning to start that has a "budget" that this new tax is supposed to fund.

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 03:08 PM (bMG0w)

245 239 Pennsylvania this week raised the tax on cigarettes, e vap and I think nicotine patches $1 a pack.
And since they know it will not stop smoking it will give Harrisburg millions of dollars. On the other hand if Monday everyone stops they willgo look for revenue somewhere else.
Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 03:06 PM (bksJQ)

The downside of the zombie apocalypse/let-it burn event is that e-cigs will be... problematic. I kind of wonder if investing in cartons and cartons of camel wides might be a better investment than all those people buying gold.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:10 PM (WV3Yp)

246 239
Pennsylvania this week raised the tax on cigarettes, e vap and I think nicotine patches $1 a pack.

And since they know it will not stop smoking it will give Harrisburg
millions of dollars. On the other hand if Monday everyone stops they
willgo look for revenue somewhere else.

Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 03:06 PM (bksJQ)

Cigarettes reached the point on the curve long ago where every increase now cuts down the amount of taxes they actually net. Now they are looking for something else to tax. Most liberal States want to run gasoline through the roof.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 07, 2016 03:10 PM (mpXpK)

247 Brako: Hey, Throg, should we light a fire and keep the saber tooth tigers away?

Throg: Na, it'd just give us cancer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:11 PM (Nwg0u)

248 11
How long 'til someone got run over after the wheel was invented?


Posted by: BignJames


And don't even get me started on agriculture. I mean, have you tried to get good arugula lately?

Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 03:11 PM (LAe3v)

249 Let's send the whole NYT news staff down there to see what paradise on Earth looks like when the Venezuelans un-discover fire, like they have already un-discovered food and toilet paper (which is the correct order to do it in, right?)

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 07, 2016 03:14 PM (LeUrG)

250 The downside of fire. Fire allowed us to cook our food. That allowed the breakdown process of the food to begin outside the body, thus digestion of food for people became less energy intensive and we could benefit from that and it allowed our brains to further develop. Thus allowing stupid people to think that they are smart and publish idiotic articles in the NYT.

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 03:14 PM (bMG0w)

251 Brako: Hey, Throg, should we light a fire and keep the saber tooth tigers away?

Throg: Na, it'd just give us cancer.


... quoted from Dialogue Between a Neanderthal and a Denisovan.

If this gene protects us from cookfire cancers, I'd love to know why it was not present amongst the Neanders. It was cold up in Pleistocene Europe. They needed fires more than anyone else did.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 03:15 PM (6FqZa)

252 237
The NYT is just pissed because fire was discovered without a government grant.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

But fire wasn't discovered by white Americans so it has to be good.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 07, 2016 03:04 PM (IqV8l)


You didn't build that fire!

Posted by: OBamBam at August 07, 2016 03:16 PM (qf6WZ)

253 Oh, this is precious. Piers Morgan and Will Wheaton are triggered by the U.S. winning gold in a shooting event.

http://tinyurl.com/juew929

Shouldn't that have gone to Lybia or Syria?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:16 PM (Nwg0u)

254 The Osborne son is actually not an idiot. Guy's kinda got his shit together.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 03:17 PM (FZ3ry)

255 254 The Osborne son is actually not an idiot. Guy's kinda got his shit together.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 03:17 PM (FZ3ry)


All the tech Dad left behind helps.

Posted by: Harry Osborne at August 07, 2016 03:18 PM (0mRoj)

256 Wheaton is a slimeball, a "gamma male" according to some, and it does not surprise me that attractive women who also know how to shoot guns frighten him. I'd not be surprised if he's donated to Harry Reid's campaign fund IYKWIM

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 03:18 PM (6FqZa)

257 Pennsylvania this week raised the tax on cigarettes, e vap and I think nicotine patches $1 a pack. And since they know it will not stop smoking it will give Harrisburg millions of dollars. On the other hand if Monday everyone stops they willgo look for revenue somewhere else.Posted by: Skip


I stopped smoking the day before the tax kicked in. Haven't had a cigarette since.

No problem so far. No jitters or irritability, you cousin thumpin' summa bitch. I'll kill ya!

*deep breath*

Actually, I'm fine. My vapor store dot com (out of state purchase) and a rechargeable e-cig. No problem. I'm lookin forward to screwing Pennsylvania out of about two grand in cigarette taxes dollars in the next year.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 03:20 PM (ZnIt3)

258 Piers Morgan and Will Wheaton are triggered by the U.S. winning gold in a shooting event.

They said, as they pocketed their gold medals in ostentatious virtue signaling.

Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 03:20 PM (LAe3v)

259 The stupid.......it burns.
Get it? Burns, fire?

Everyone that is ASSociated with that rag can go fuck themselves.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 07, 2016 03:21 PM (89T5c)

260 Shit canoeing is on!

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 03:21 PM (bMG0w)

261

How come no one at Drudge or Insty is talking about Hitlery's seizures? Waiting for her to just go full Grand Mal and wet herself?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 07, 2016 03:22 PM (qul7b)

262 "Piers Morgan and Will Wheaton are triggered by the U.S. winning gold in a shooting event. "




You. Said. Those. Words.



"Wil Wheaton"



*douche meater goes of the charts and starts to smoke*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 07, 2016 03:22 PM (FZ3ry)

263 Watched the turd rowing yesterday. At least I didn't see any body parts.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (89T5c)

264 >>>Shit canoeing is on!

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 03:21 PM (bMG0w)<<<

Well, at least I've got a paddle to get up Shit Creek.

Posted by: soon to be infected Olympian at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (H9MG5)

265 "nsides, too. Occasionally, the smoke burned their eyes and seared their lungs. Their food was likely coated with char, which might have increased their risk for certain cancers."


Uh, dumb shit, cancer is primarily a disease of the elderly. Until recently it was relatively rare, because even as late as 1900, the mean longevity was 45. (Which of course is why the cancer incidence is increasing, now that living to your 80s is not that unusual.)

Back in cave man era, you were probably lucky to live 30, if that. So cancer wasn't a big concern. Neither was obesity, I'll wager. Saber-tooth tigers, maybe.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (SRKgf)

266 263 Watched the turd rowing yesterday. At least I didn't see any body parts.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (89T5c)

Lots of Baby Ruth?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (WV3Yp)

267 As an evolutionary biologist, ai argue there is nothing wrong with the science behind the article, FWIW.

Even though some of the writer's comments are a little silly.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (B77dy)

268 260 Shit canoeing is on!
Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 03:21 PM (bMG0w)

Considering the water quality, shit canoeing sounds about right.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 03:25 PM (0mRoj)

269 The canoeing medal should have "#1 Poo Pusher" inscribed on it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 03:25 PM (6FqZa)

270 That said, I'm not a fan of models.

The link between fire and TB is dubious, at best.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at August 07, 2016 03:27 PM (B77dy)

271
Oh, this is precious. Piers Morgan and Will Wheaton are triggered by the U.S. winning gold in a shooting event.
-----------------

Did they ever shoot anything on that television show he was on? Or has he repented the Wesley years?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 03:28 PM (5o5ek)

272 Cigarettes reached the point on the curve long ago where every increase now cuts down the amount of taxes they actually net. Now they are looking for something else to tax. Most liberal States want to run gasoline through the roof.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 07, 2016 03:10 PM (mpXpK)



It gets worse. As usual, California leads the way (to perdition). They now have a "pilot" program to tax mileage (they say "instead of" but we all know it's really "in addition to" gasoline).

More fuel efficient cars? Yay, taxing gasoline cut consumption!

But ... that cuts the tax revenue from gasoline! We must tax something else, or how will we get the money we're going to waste?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:28 PM (SRKgf)

273 I am always amazed by modern people's inability to realize that knowledge does not equal intelligence. Most likely these guys and gals who were using fire for the first time figured things out pretty quickly.

Smoke got in their eyes *roll music* Move to upwind.

Meat charred? Char does not taste good, so they probably figured out techniques and methods that kept the food cooked, but not charred. Hell, this may be crazy, but I bet the best 'cook' (let's call him or her) was sought after by the village. I bet that they started asking him or her to cook their food in exchange for food for the 'cook'.

This is what bugs me about so many post apocalyptic things. If people worked like these idiots seem to think, then society would never have gotten started in the first place.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:29 PM (WV3Yp)

274
Pennsylvania this week raised the tax on cigarettes, e vap and I think nicotine patches $1 a pack. And since they know it will not stop smoking it will give Harrisburg millions of dollars. On the other hand if Monday everyone stops they willgo look for revenue somewhere else.Posted by: Skip

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

More overweight Black guys selling singles on the streets.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 03:30 PM (5o5ek)

275 Something for the fire til it's time to cook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erCCRu8-vkw

Posted by: DaveA at August 07, 2016 03:30 PM (8J/Te)

276 Vic is right.

The earliest known description of cancer dates back to 3000 BC in Egypt.
The name "cancer" was coined by Hippocrates himself around 400 BC.
Cancer means crab and it describes the crab-like growth pattern of the disease.

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/thehistoryofcancer/the-history-of-cancer-what-is-cancer

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:31 PM (7lVbc)

277 274
Pennsylvania this week raised the tax on cigarettes, e vap and I think nicotine patches $1 a pack. And since they know it will not stop smoking it will give Harrisburg millions of dollars. On the other hand if Monday everyone stops they willgo look for revenue somewhere else.Posted by: Skip

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

More overweight Black guys selling singles on the streets.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 03:30 PM (5o5ek)

Don't worry. We'll exterminate the Black Loosie-selling Menace!

Posted by: NYPD at August 07, 2016 03:31 PM (0mRoj)

278
253
Oh, this is precious. Piers Morgan and Will Wheaton are triggered by the U.S. winning gold in a shooting event.



http://tinyurl.com/juew929



Shouldn't that have gone to Lybia or Syria?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:16 PM (Nwg0u)







Piers Morgan actually doesn't have a problem with guns, especially machine guns.......as long as he can use them to brutally murder Jeremy Clarkson.

http://tinyurl.com/p29wt2j

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2016 03:31 PM (LuZz8)

279 >>Wheaton is a slimeball, a "gamma male" according to some, and it does
not surprise me that attractive women who also know how to shoot guns
frighten him. I'd not be surprised if he's donated to Harry Reid's
campaign fund IYKWIM


I find his reaction hilarious. Bet he was super-excited about kick-ass young Rey in the new Star Wars, but that kind of moxie IRL? Scary!!

*The actress who plays Rey got a ton of crap for tweeting anti-gun slogans last week, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 03:33 PM (NOIQH)

280 I think it's clear from the New York Times that the invention of the movable type printing press led directly to mental retardation.

Posted by: Gutenberg at August 07, 2016 03:34 PM (p9bOW)

281 *The actress who plays Rey got a ton of crap for tweeting anti-gun slogans last week, too.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 03:33 PM (NOIQH)

Dammit. Can't they shut up and let me like the movies?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:35 PM (WV3Yp)

282
266
263 Watched the turd rowing yesterday. At least I didn't see any body parts.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (89T5c)



Lots of Baby Ruth?



Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:24 PM (WV3Yp)








DOODY!!!!!

Posted by: Spaulding Smails at August 07, 2016 03:36 PM (LuZz8)

283 TB is caused by a bacteria that needs blood and oxygen, that's why it's usually in the lungs.
It can grow in other parts of the body.

As for carcinogens, I don't think they cause cancer. They TRIGGER cancer.
Once a cancer starts, you can take away the carcinogen but the cancer will continue to grow.

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:37 PM (7lVbc)

284 "
263 Watched the turd rowing yesterday. At least I didn't see any body parts."

They collected them all for the body part tossing event tomorrow.

Posted by: PJ at August 07, 2016 03:38 PM (cHuNI)

285 I wonder about what sort of research *ahem, I mean non-classified research* there has been to find the genesis and family trees of various diseases. TB is harbored in cattle and pigeons, and there was a report that some of the mammoths appeared to have some indication of TB.

The one good thing about TB is that it's introduction into medieval Europe stopped the Leprosy epidemic dead in its tracks.

Well, with all it's sufferers I suppose.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 07, 2016 03:38 PM (ry34m)

286 We must ban everything!1! It's not safe!1!

Posted by: A Hillary!!11!! Snowflake at August 07, 2016 03:38 PM (Tyii7)

287 First the Alphabet and now Fire. Up Next, Walking upright and how it let to our downfall, on sjw theater.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 07, 2016 03:39 PM (WVsWD)

288 New Hillary ad.
She's gonna make corporations pay their fair share.
Companies that leave she will impose an exit tax.
Then she will invest that money and create so many jobs just like post WWII.

Does anyone fall for this crap?

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:40 PM (7lVbc)

289 I can assure you, there will be no politically incorrect fire here in Rio.

Posted by: Bob Costass at August 07, 2016 03:40 PM (Tyii7)

290 Does anyone fall for this crap?

With gusto!

Posted by: The 64%ers at August 07, 2016 03:41 PM (Tyii7)

291 LOL @drudge: "U.S. men's basketball team 'accidentally' visits brothel: 'We thought it was spa'..."

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 03:41 PM (6FqZa)

292 "She's gonna make corporations pay their fair share. "


Make checks payable to my legacy foundation!!

Posted by: Princess Chelly at August 07, 2016 03:42 PM (WVsWD)

293 See WZ or Drudge. Hills has killed another one. She referred to an Iranian who was spying on their nukes for us in her emails from fer super secure potty server and the Iranians executed him. And knowing what savages they are, it probably wasn't by lethal injection.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:43 PM (Nwg0u)

294 so we are now at a point in history that fire is bad?

does liberal mean stooped person in ancient greek?

Posted by: Jake at August 07, 2016 03:43 PM (K+hI3)

295 New Hillary ad.
She's gonna make corporations pay their fair share.
Companies that leave she will impose an exit tax.



Corporations don't pay taxes; they effectively just collect them for the government. If they're all taxed at the same rate, corporations just pass on the cost to consumers. Upshot: government gets the money, but the corporations get the heat for raising prices.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:43 PM (SRKgf)

296 LOL @drudge: "U.S. men's basketball team 'accidentally' visits brothel: 'We thought it was spa'..."

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Just wanted to get our toenails done.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:44 PM (Nwg0u)

297 They were good boys.

Posted by: U.S. Basketball Moms at August 07, 2016 03:44 PM (Tyii7)

298 And knowing what savages they are, it probably wasn't by lethal injection.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:43 PM (Nwg0u)


Apparently he was hanged.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:45 PM (SRKgf)

299
288
New Hillary ad.

She's gonna make corporations pay their fair share.

Companies that leave she will impose an exit tax.

Then she will invest that money and create so many jobs just like post WWII.



Does anyone fall for this crap?

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:40 PM (7lVbc)









Yep. Right out of the commie cocksucker Hitlerite/Stalinist Oppression Handbook. Make it VERY difficult for people to leave the country. And before long it gets down to barbed wire fences with minefields and machine guns pointing in, rather than out. And if you do receive permission to leave, you have to abandon all your assets, you essentially leave with what you're carrying in your pockets.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2016 03:45 PM (LuZz8)

300 They were turning those girls around.

Posted by: U.S. Basketball Moms at August 07, 2016 03:45 PM (Tyii7)

301 wait for it, next fire is bad because banging a cavewomen next to one causes global over-population

Posted by: Jake at August 07, 2016 03:46 PM (K+hI3)

302
Will Wheaton triggered by the U.S. winning gold in a shooting event.

Would it have been acceptable to use phasers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 07, 2016 03:46 PM (IqV8l)

303 297 They were good boys.
Posted by: U.S. Basketball Moms at August 07, 2016 03:44 PM (Tyii7)



No word yet from U.S. Basketball Dads. Still trying to figure out who they might be.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:46 PM (SRKgf)

304

They were turning those girls around.


Posted by: U.S. Basketball Moms at August 07, 2016 03:45 PM (Tyii7)






Or over.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2016 03:47 PM (LuZz8)

305 302
Will Wheaton triggered by the U.S. winning gold in a shooting event.

Would it have been acceptable to use phasers?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 07, 2016 03:46 PM (IqV8l)



They don't even use real bullets in the rifle competition do they?

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 03:47 PM (bMG0w)

306 New Hillary ad.
She's gonna make corporations pay their fair share.

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The effect of corporate taxes on consumers is not progressive and is probably retrogressive. If her idiot supporters understood that, she'd be boiled in oil but they don't and she exploits the stupid.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:47 PM (Nwg0u)

307 They were good boys.


Posted by: U.S. Basketball Moms at August 07, 2016 03:44 PM (Tyii7)

And they were turning their lives around because they knew they wouldn't be accused of rape at a "spa", unlike on their college campus!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 03:48 PM (wYnyS)

308 We would like free spas.

Posted by: U.S. Basketball Moms at August 07, 2016 03:49 PM (Tyii7)

309 Once a cancer starts, you can take away the carcinogen but the cancer will continue to grow.Posted by: @votermom



If your bodies defense mechanism can't deal with the cancer it grows. I've read that the average person 'gets' cancer seven times in their lifetime. Six times it is repulsed without notice.

I couldn't tell you how many people I know who smoked for sixty, even seventy years without problem. Till they had a problem, which killed them.

But everybody is exactly like the 12 year old girl who goes to the beach for the day, gets a sunburn, gets melanoma, and dies.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 03:49 PM (ZnIt3)

310
Yep. Right out of the commie cocksucker Hitlerite/Stalinist Oppression Handbook. Make it VERY difficult for people to leave the country. And before long it gets down to barbed wire fences with minefields and machine guns pointing in, rather than out. And if you do receive permission to leave, you have to abandon all your assets, you essentially leave with what you're carrying in your pockets.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2016 03:45 PM (LuZz



Yep. And the late unlamented DDR showed the rationale: the state had paid for people's education, and so they had to pay back before they left. So now you know where that "free college" is coming from, and where it's going to go.

Notice also the DDR was perfectly happy to let the old and the sick leave; they just wanted the young and the healthy, so they could squeeze the juice out of them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:49 PM (SRKgf)

311 "This doesn't feel like a spa... I guess we can only be sure after about eight more minutes of this"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 03:49 PM (6FqZa)

312 Apparently he was hanged.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:45 PM (SRKgf)


There's death by being hanged and there's death by hanging!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 03:49 PM (wYnyS)

313 This is the best spa evah!1!

Posted by: U.S. Basketball Guys at August 07, 2016 03:50 PM (Tyii7)

314 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)

315 >>>See WZ or Drudge. Hills has killed another one. She
referred to an Iranian who was spying on their nukes for us in her
emails from fer super secure potty server and the Iranians executed him.
And knowing what savages they are, it probably wasn't by lethal
injection.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 03:43 PM (Nwg0u)<<<

I zee nuzzing like intent. Nuzzing!

Posted by: Sgt. Comey at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (H9MG5)

316
New Hillary ad.
She's gonna make corporations pay their fair share.
Companies that leave she will impose an exit tax.
Then she will invest that money and create so many jobs just like post WWII.

Does anyone fall for this crap?
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:40 PM (7lVbc)
-------------------------

One thing's for sure: she doesn't.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (5o5ek)

317 She's gonna make corporations pay their fair share.

Except out of the Country they go... Who pays now Hillary?

Posted by: donna at August 07, 2016 03:52 PM (O2RFr)

318 38 Hmmm, Suicide Squad is making more money in it's first weekend than Lady Ghostbusters made in 3 weeks. Hmmm, this despite critics panning SS and praising LG.
Why am I supposed to read critics with an axe to grind again?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:08 PM (WV3Yp)



Critics provide a valuable service: if they like a movie, you KNOW it sucks.

It's kinda like the Democrat Party. If they think any of your ideas sound good, you need to have a rethink.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:52 PM (SRKgf)

319 Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 03:49 PM (ZnIt3)

Definitely some kind of genetic component.
My dad had cancer, so I know I might eventually.

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:52 PM (7lVbc)

320
Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)
-------------------

WHOA. No wonder the press isn't allowed to photograph her getting onto or off a plane.

I hope Drudge prints it in VistaVision.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 03:53 PM (5o5ek)

321 Boy, J-school is really cranking out the critical thinkers!

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at August 07, 2016 03:53 PM (J/8L0)

322 When Mother Gaia made water, little did we know what we were in for.

Posted by: The NYT at August 07, 2016 03:54 PM (Tyii7)

323 Critics provide a valuable service: if they like a movie, you KNOW it sucks.


I go by opinions only of people I know and can account for. (Sadly, they're not giving Suicide Squad good word of mouth. Expect a week two falloff.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 07, 2016 03:54 PM (vyqqu)

324
Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)
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It takes a village.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 03:55 PM (5o5ek)

325 I go by opinions only of people I know and can account for. (Sadly, they're not giving Suicide Squad good word of mouth. Expect a week two falloff.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 07, 2016 03:54 PM (vyqqu)

I might wait for the RLM review on it. With a few exceptions, they usually are close to my taste for movies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:56 PM (WV3Yp)

326 Also, I suspect the flaming emus should pay a visit to the NYT. It won't improve their opinion of fire, but they may become somewhat more...circumspect in what foolishness they publish.

...who are we fooling, I'd have to send the emus back within a month.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 07, 2016 03:56 PM (vyqqu)

327 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)



Wow.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:56 PM (SRKgf)

328 Wow. This post just got me to stop reading this blog. I like you Ace. Adios and goodluck

Posted by: baronthebarbarian at August 07, 2016 03:57 PM (7UZ5U)

329 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)

Geez, what do they do when she is getting on a plane? Literally have to carry her?

Every time I see her with secret service, I flash to her various comments to and about the SS that have leaked out over the years. I could not detest a person more than one who treats someone who will take a bullet for you like dirt.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:58 PM (WV3Yp)

330 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

What do you think this is? Advanced renal failure bloating up those feet? Cardio failure? Stroke?

If this woman wasn't so evil I'd feel sorry for her.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 03:59 PM (6FqZa)

331 Posted by: baronthebarbarian at August 07, 2016 03:57 PM (7UZ5U)

Um, right.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 03:59 PM (WV3Yp)

332 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps///

Wait Hillary is part of Suicide Squad?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 07, 2016 03:59 PM (BZey7)

333 Was that a flounce?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 04:00 PM (wPiJc)

334 Your search - (7UZ5U) site:acecomments.mu.nu - did not match any documents

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 04:00 PM (bMG0w)

335 314 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)

That picture needs explaining. Did she trip? Can she not walk up stairs anymore? Very interesting.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:00 PM (CFc5L)

336 Wow. This post just got me to stop reading this blog. I like you Ace. Adios and goodluck
Posted by: baronthebarbarian


See ya, person whose nic I've never seen before!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 04:00 PM (6FqZa)

337 NY Times should delete their account.

Posted by: setnaffa at August 07, 2016 04:00 PM (jl6Ly)

338 Wow. This post just got me to stop reading this blog. I like you Ace. Adios and goodluck

Posted by: baronthebarbarian at August 07, 2016 03:57 PM (7UZ5U)


If all it took was this post, you haven't been here very long or during the good times!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:01 PM (wYnyS)

339 >>Critics provide a valuable service: if they like a movie, you KNOW it sucks.

Critcs panned "13 Hours" - and now it's made $40+ million in dvd and online video sales.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 04:01 PM (NOIQH)

340
The entire hanging, hanged, past tense thing. Everybody of my generation, who had to take a shower after gym class, knew that some guys weren't hanged. They were hung.

Anyway, I imagine 0bama will have to load another plane full of cash to pay off the Iranian spies family now. To save Hillary.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 04:01 PM (ZnIt3)

341 What do you think this is? Advanced renal failure bloating up those feet? Cardio failure? Stroke?

If this woman wasn't so evil I'd feel sorry for her.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 03:59 PM (6FqZa)

God only knows. Considering her physical infirmities, plus the various mental and speech related miscues she has had lately, I am not sure all her dogs are barking, at this point.

Given the ways these things usually work though, she will probably live another 20 years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:01 PM (WV3Yp)

342
Yep. And the late unlamented DDR showed the
rationale: the state had paid for people's education, and so they had to
pay back before they left. So now you know where that "free college" is
coming from, and where it's going to go.



Notice also the DDR was perfectly happy to let the old and the sick
leave; they just wanted the young and the healthy, so they could squeeze
the juice out of them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 03:49 PM (SRKgf)







It's not just a case of preventing citizens from moving out of the country, it also applies to movement INSIDE the borders. Hence the commie fetish for internal passports and residence permits.

The blue states have started making noises on that score as well. The recent 2008 CA proposal to implement an exit tax for CA residents who move out of state, for example.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2016 04:02 PM (LuZz8)

343
That picture needs explaining. Did she trip? Can she not walk up stairs anymore? Very interesting.
Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:00 PM (CFc5L)
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The pic itself explains why the press is forbidden to photograph her getting on or off a plane.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 04:03 PM (5o5ek)

344 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps
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SO disappointed with this. I was led to believe there would be black uniforms and a gallows!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 07, 2016 04:03 PM (jR7Wy)

345 314 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)

Like the media working hard to drag her over the finish line.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 07, 2016 04:03 PM (0mRoj)

346 If all it took was this post, you haven't been here very long or during the good times!
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:01 PM (wYnyS)

If the various comment threads did not get you to quit, I can only assume that s/he had a sudden stroke.

Maybe it's Hillary!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:03 PM (WV3Yp)

347 Hillary may have post-concussion syndrome:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jbx92p3

Posted by: Lizzy at August 07, 2016 04:04 PM (NOIQH)

348 PLUS. IT. MELTS. STEEL!
I can't be the first person to come up with that, but I wanted to be sure it got said.

Posted by: m at August 07, 2016 04:04 PM (gfJWV)

349 Wow, Sulzberger just flounced out of the blog!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 04:04 PM (wPiJc)

350 The SS guy on the left looks like the same one that calmed her down during her onstage freezing episode.

I wonder if he is actually a medic and not SS

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 04:04 PM (7lVbc)

351
Hillary's feet, October 2014: http://i.___ur.com/CEHmFlk.jpg

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 04:05 PM (5o5ek)

352 If you really want root causes, look no further than oxygen. No oxygen, no fire. No fire, no term limits for Democrats. Errr- I mean, no tuberculosis.

The science is impeccable.

Posted by: Neil deAsse Tyson at August 07, 2016 04:05 PM (ZxmMG)

353 Wow, when you've lost baronthebarbarian you've got to question the values which we all hold so near and dear.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 04:06 PM (ZnIt3)

354 Hillary may have post-concussion syndrome:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jbx92p3


Posted by: Lizzy

I think it's more of a case that it's hard to walk when you're wearing asbestos Depends due to liar liar pantsuit on fire possibilities.

Posted by: Bruce at August 07, 2016 04:06 PM (8ikIW)

355 Hillary may have post-concussion syndrome:

Trust me, this is NOT from the headboard.

Posted by: Billy Bub Clinton at August 07, 2016 04:06 PM (ZxmMG)

356 Hillary freezing episode
https://youtu.be/SebPhxjmmUs

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 04:07 PM (7lVbc)

357 I miss Bannion here more than I would miss the NYT.

A remarkably genial host and he has my thanks.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 07, 2016 04:07 PM (CeHbE)

358 Hillary may have post-concussion syndrome:

#ImWithHer

We are ALL brain-dead now!

Posted by: t-bird at August 07, 2016 04:08 PM (ZxmMG)

359 The pic itself explains why the press is forbidden to photograph her getting on or off a plane.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 04:03 PM (5o5ek)

Did not know. Wow. Her whole existence seems to be hiding things. That's quite a life she's got. She goes to bed with visions of subterfuge.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:10 PM (CFc5L)

360 Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 04:01 PM (ZnIt3)

I guess I view hanged as the "long drop" wherein the neck is broken by the drop so the hangee doesn't suffocate to death whereas I viewed hanging as a form of "short drop" wherein the hangee is deliberately left to suffocate.

I think there is little doubt the good Iranian doctor so casually betrayed by Hillary was provided the equivalent of the short drop crane elevation hanging!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:10 PM (wYnyS)

361 If a Baron no one ever heard of decides to not go to a place where he was unknown announces he's not coming back, does anybody care?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 07, 2016 04:12 PM (k0TcB)

362
Did not know. Wow. Her whole existence seems to be hiding things. That's quite a life she's got. She goes to bed with visions of subterfuge.
Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:10 PM (CFc5L)
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Yup: http://tinyurl.com/jhjoesq

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 04:13 PM (5o5ek)

363 I miss Bannion here more than I would miss the NYT.



A remarkably genial host and he has my thanks.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 07, 2016 04:07 PM (CeHbE)

Hola Jinx! Bannion was, and is, a thoughtful really nice man and I miss him here as well!
BTW, son's family is enjoying "real" civilization this weekend, wish I was there.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:14 PM (wYnyS)

364 The entire hanging, hanged, past tense thing. Everybody of my generation, who had to take a shower after gym class, knew that some guys weren't hanged. They were hung.


There are two verbs "to hang." The past tense of the one that refers to suspension generally is "hung." The past tense of the other one, the one that refers to the method of execution, is "hanged."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 04:14 PM (SRKgf)

365 If a Baron no one ever heard of decides to not go to
a place where he was unknown announces he's not coming back, does
anybody care?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 07, 2016 04:12 PM (k0TcB)

Baron Munchausen lives on!

Posted by: Rudolf Erich Raspe at August 07, 2016 04:16 PM (wYnyS)

366 350 The SS guy on the left looks like the same one that calmed her down during her onstage freezing episode.
I wonder if he is actually a medic and not SS
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 04:04 PM (7lVbc)


He's sysop.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 04:16 PM (SRKgf)

367
Wow. This post just got me to stop reading this blog. I like you Ace. Adios and goodluck

Posted by: baronthebarbarian at August 07, 2016 03:57 PM (7UZ5U)









Okay, cupcake. Bye.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2016 04:17 PM (LuZz8)

368 Then there was the story written in the 1920's, in the New York Times, about how rocketry would not work in space because....there was nothing to push against.

This was actually lampooned by Robert Heinlein in one of his "juveniles", Rocket Ship Galileo. I think the article was actually retracted in 1969, just prior to the Apollo 11 moonflight.

I think the original article in the Times was critical of early experimental rocketry research being reported about Robert Goddard.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 07, 2016 04:19 PM (S6Pax)

369
It's not just a case of preventing citizens from moving out of the country, it also applies to movement INSIDE the borders. Hence the commie fetish for internal passports and residence permits.

The blue states have started making noises on that score as well. The recent 2008 CA proposal to implement an exit tax for CA residents who move out of state, for example.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2016 04:02 PM (LuZz



Controlling internal movements is crucial to running a command economy. If you set prices and wages centrally, they'll be way off in some places, and people will thunder there. Imagine if you set rents and wages everywhere at Manhattan levels, or at North Dakota levels.

The only way to prevent chaos is to prevent people, goods, and services from moving freely.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 04:19 PM (SRKgf)

370 I think there is little doubt the good Iranian doctor so casually betrayed by Hillary was provided the equivalent of the short drop crane elevation hanging!Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:10 PM (wYnyS)

Have you ever seen the 'gay day' celebrations in Iran? They bring in about three cranes and hoist the accused up by the neck. Brutal stuff.

With $400, 000, 000 in unmarked American currency they're not going to run out of cranes anytime soon.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 04:20 PM (ZnIt3)

371 If a Baron no one ever heard of decides to not go to
a place where he was unknown announces he's not coming back, does
anybody care?


Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet

So, where are you going with this?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 07, 2016 04:20 PM (S6Pax)

372 Her whole existence seems to be hiding things. That's quite a life she's got. She goes to bed with visions of subterfuge.

Her goal is to win the Presidency and always be the Historic First, rather than actually, you know, being President.

Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 04:22 PM (LAe3v)

373 Bannion was, and is, a thoughtful really nice man and I miss him here as well!

Does anyone know why he quit so abruptly?

Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 04:23 PM (LAe3v)

374 Her goal is to win the Presidency and always be the Historic First, rather than actually, you know, being President.


Posted by: pep


With great power comes great ability for graft. - stuff the evil Spiderman said.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 07, 2016 04:24 PM (S6Pax)

375 So, where are you going with this?
Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 07, 2016 04

Baron butthurt at 328.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 07, 2016 04:24 PM (k0TcB)

376 I think there is little doubt the good Iranian doctor so casually betrayed by Hillary was provided the equivalent of the short drop crane elevation hanging!Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:10 PM (wYnyS)



Spare a thought for the CIA trying to recruit agents:

"So, how would you like to spy for America? Our Democrat Administration will keep you safe."

"Fuck you."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 04:25 PM (SRKgf)

377 Does anyone know why he quit so abruptly?


Posted by: pep

I think it was something that YOU said.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 07, 2016 04:25 PM (S6Pax)

378 Her goal is to win the Presidency and always be the Historic First, rather than actually, you know, being President.
Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 04:22 PM (LAe3v)

****

I'm not so sure about that. Her enemy's list must make Nixon look like Mother Teresa. She has scores to settle.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 07, 2016 04:25 PM (s8G4u)

379 That picture of Hillary being helped up the steps doesn't look right. Somethings...I don't know.
I hope Trump doesn't say anything about it. Could be a trap.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:25 PM (RYe1X)

380 377 Does anyone know why he quit so abruptly?
Posted by: pep
I think it was something that YOU said.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 07, 2016 04:25 PM (S6Pax)



He mumbled about the DH rule, and the lack of cowbell.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 07, 2016 04:26 PM (SRKgf)

381 Does anyone know why he quit so abruptly?


Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 04:23 PM (LAe3v)


Speculation, but I think it was the level and intensity of the political acrimony here that turned him off. I hope he'll return!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:26 PM (wYnyS)

382 I try not to get into the political acrimony threads on account I get triggered enough by caveman posts :^P

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 04:28 PM (6FqZa)

383 Well now. The press cannot photograph her getting on airplane but they must see her, even furtively, and could describe her handicap because they are the press and work diligently to pass on the truth. (No, I don't believe my own line of b.s.)

Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:29 PM (CFc5L)

384 I try not to get into the political acrimony threads on account I get triggered enough by caveman posts :^P

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 04:28 PM (6FqZa)


Every post on AoS should have a trigger warning!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:29 PM (wYnyS)

385 Probably the worst thing fire ever did? Usher in the patriarchy.

To right past wrongs, men are no longer allowed to grill.

Posted by: Pigilito at August 07, 2016 04:29 PM (lDNRa)

386 Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:29 PM (CFc5L)


You'd think an enterprising "journalist" would bribe some ground crew, but NOOOO!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:30 PM (wYnyS)

387 Politico had that story about the Iranian scientist who was executed, and the funny thing is they went out of their way to ignore the inferences that were hidden between the lines of their own story. In fact , I think they meant the article to somehow burnish Hill's diplomatic "skills."
I read it and I was like, chalk up another body to Hillary.

I'm glad it's being picked up.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:31 PM (RYe1X)

388 384 Well now. The press cannot photograph her getting on airplane but they must see her, even furtively, and could describe her handicap because they are the press and work diligently to pass on the truth. (No, I don't believe my own line of b.s.)
Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:29 PM (CFc5L)

Hmmm. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. *pause* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Posted by: THE MSM at August 07, 2016 04:31 PM (WV3Yp)

389 380 That picture of Hillary being helped up the steps doesn't look right. Somethings...I don't know.
I hope Trump doesn't say anything about it. Could be a trap.

--

Might not be Hillary at all. Might be a body double. Or triple.

Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 04:31 PM (7lVbc)

390 >>>173 A question I once posed is "Name one invention/discovery which has never been used for an ill purpose?"
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 02:41 PM (wYnyS)

Water purification systems.

Posted by: m at August 07, 2016 04:31 PM (gfJWV)

391 The press cannot photograph her getting on airplane


******


Fork Lift One

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 07, 2016 04:31 PM (wPiJc)

392 377
Does anyone know why he quit so abruptly?




Posted by: pep

I think it was something that YOU said.


Well, sure. I meant something in addition to that.

Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 04:32 PM (LAe3v)

393 380 That picture of Hillary being helped up the steps doesn't look right. Somethings...I don't know.
I hope Trump doesn't say anything about it. Could be a trap.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:25 PM (RYe1X)

I kind of thought the same thing. Is it a photoshop? But then why is the press not allowed to photograph her getting on/off airplane? She must be struggling with something or other.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:32 PM (CFc5L)

394 389, you are right--it's a joke.
But even I have to ask myself--are they're ANY journalists left who, you know, want to actually be a journalist??
Are they all afraid of not being invited to the cocktail parties?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:33 PM (RYe1X)

395 I kind of thought the same thing. Is it a photoshop? But then why is the press not allowed to photograph her getting on/off airplane? She must be struggling with something or other.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:32 PM (CFc5L)



I'd say the weight on her soul. But we know that can't be true since she doesn't have one.

Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 04:34 PM (bMG0w)

396 I've been skeptical about the assertions that Queen Bitch has a serious medical problem. But I have to say, Votermom's picture above really does give one pause. Something's just not right about that.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 07, 2016 04:34 PM (97XyN)

397 I always try to figure out how people think. I think it is useful in trying to predict what they are going to do next.

1) I wonder if the press is merely covering for her because she is the front runner. They do not think her various maladies (a fun word, wish I got to use it more) are that serious. And are just brazenly in the tank. They have convinced themselves that it is all physical.

2) They feel like they are the modern day versions of the journalists who hid how badly FDR was physically infirm. All political junkies do this (left and right.) FDR was their Godot, just as Reagan was ours.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:35 PM (WV3Yp)

398 This proves the NYT are just a bunch of Deniers. They didn't mention fire's carbon footprint once!

Posted by: Blacklake at August 07, 2016 04:37 PM (b9GlI)

399 Water purification systems.///

Isn't that the first step in making heavy water.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 07, 2016 04:37 PM (BZey7)

400 395 389, you are right--it's a joke.
But even I have to ask myself--are they're ANY journalists left who, you know, want to actually be a journalist??
Are they all afraid of not being invited to the cocktail parties?
Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:33 PM (RYe1X)

This all goes back to the thing that changed around 30 years ago. I remember reading an article which said the most popular answer to the question "Why do you want to be a journalist?" changed from "I want to report/publicize the truth." to "I want to change the world." around that time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:38 PM (WV3Yp)

401 Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:35 PM (WV3Yp)

And the press obeyed, pretty much, with the taboo pictures of FDR. It was a rare photo that was released showing his physical disability. They were obliging even back then. There is a word for that, something Clint Eastwood used the other day....

Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:39 PM (CFc5L)

402 Re: Picture of Hillary boarding plane.

I remember when the free press in this country reported actual news of consequence.



Who am I kidding? I honestly don't remember that. Maybe Vic remembers.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 04:39 PM (ZnIt3)

403 Isn't that the first step in making heavy water.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 07, 2016 04:37 PM (BZey7)

No, according to G.I. Joe that involved diving to the deepest part of the world's ocean. (Really!)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:39 PM (WV3Yp)

404 402, I remember that, and it's thanks to Woodward and Bernstein for that by "taking" out Nixon...

Well, here's your chance. Change the world by telling the truth for once.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:40 PM (RYe1X)

405 Water purification systems.

Huh! More like water patriarchy systems!

Posted by: t-bird at August 07, 2016 04:41 PM (Z58Xa)

406 405 Isn't that the first step in making heavy water.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 07, 2016 04:37 PM (BZey7)

No, according to G.I. Joe that involved diving to the deepest part of the world's ocean. (Really!)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:39 PM (WV3Yp)

I don't remember much about that old show, but I do remember that!

Posted by: josephistan at August 07, 2016 04:42 PM (7qAYi)

407 406 402, I remember that, and it's thanks to Woodward and Bernstein for that by "taking" out Nixon...

Well, here's your chance. Change the world by telling the truth for once.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:40 PM (RYe1X)

They'll hop to it if Trump is elected. It'll be like a friggin horse race at the Kentucky Derby.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:42 PM (CFc5L)

408 Does anyone know why he quit so abruptly?


Posted by: pep at August 07, 2016 04:23 PM (LAe3v)

Speculation, but I think it was the level and intensity of the political acrimony here that turned him off. I hope he'll return!
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 07, 2016 04:26 PM (wYnyS)
---
Me too. We've all seen this jewel of the internet morph from smart military blog to angry political blog and I think we've lost some regulars because of it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 07, 2016 04:42 PM (jR7Wy)

409 they're ANY journalists left who, you know, want to actually be a journalist?

They may be wrong much of the time, but I think weathermen do their best.

Posted by: t-bird at August 07, 2016 04:44 PM (RrDm2)

410 I don't remember much about that old show, but I do remember that!
Posted by: josephistan at August 07, 2016 04:42 PM (7qAYi)

I do not remember much of that because it was so bizarre. That and when they made the Cobra Supreme(?) and they took the DNA of all the great leaders of history:

Caesar
Ghengis Khan
Napoleon
Sergeant Slaughter (really!)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:45 PM (WV3Yp)

411 I think we've lost some regulars because of it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 07, 2016 04:42 PM (jR7Wy)

And even worse...the quality of the discourse has coarsened.

Maetenloch was 100% correct.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 04:45 PM (Zu3d9)

412 >>>Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313
Posted by: @votermom at August 07, 2016 03:51 PM (7lVbc)

Golly.

Posted by: m at August 07, 2016 04:45 PM (gfJWV)

413 And even worse...the quality of the discourse has coarsened.

Maetenloch was 100% correct.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 04:45 PM (Zu3d9)
---
Yeah, sorry about that. I always grab the low-hanging fruit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 07, 2016 04:46 PM (jR7Wy)

414 Water purification systems.

Posted by: m at August 07, 2016 04:31 PM (gfJWV)

Heavy Water?

Posted by: Princess Chelly at August 07, 2016 04:47 PM (WVsWD)

415 I also can still remember the character saying, in conversation:

"DNA? what's that 'Bob'(cannot remember the character name)"

"That stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid. The building block for all life."

Even with the 'heavy water' stuff (IT'S HEAVY SO IT SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN!) I learned more from those cartoons I wager than kids do today.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:48 PM (WV3Yp)

416 Check out this pic of SS hauling the FAB up some steps

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/762348882802061313


There's a worse picture if you keep scrolling down. I honestly wish I hadn't.

Posted by: t-bird at August 07, 2016 04:48 PM (ANVXm)

417 407, absolutely. They'll make up for "sleeping" the past 8 years. It would be funny if it weren't actually a disgrace.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:48 PM (RYe1X)

418 Why I hate the English language example #1, 342, 641.

Flint, Michigan leads the country in water putrification.

Same word, spelled the same, pronounced differently. Depends on reader to determine the correct answer.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 04:49 PM (ZnIt3)

419 Yeah, sorry about that. I always grab the low-hanging fruit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 07, 2016 04:46 PM (jR7Wy)

Heh....

Seriously though, the quality has declined. I think that the Ban Hammer is going to start getting more use until the nastiness subsides a bit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 04:50 PM (Zu3d9)

420 Fire is our friend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXGzO2aDDRU

Posted by: mrt721 at August 07, 2016 04:50 PM (JeAp+)

421 Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 07, 2016 04:49 PM (ZnIt3)

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 07, 2016 04:51 PM (k0TcB)

422 I know I'm a minority here in believing this, but I actually think that McCain-I'm certain-- and probably Romney as well, realized toward the end of their presidential runs that the press would never let them get anything done if they won for having the temerity to beat the "historical first black" president. Trump --should he pull this off--is up against that. The constant drumbeat of TrumpHate will not abate if he's elected.
It will intensify.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:53 PM (RYe1X)

423 Off sock

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 07, 2016 04:53 PM (WVsWD)

424 422 I know I'm a minority here in believing this, but I actually think that McCain-I'm certain-- and probably Romney as well, realized toward the end of their presidential runs that the press would never let them get anything done if they won for having the temerity to beat the "historical first black" president. Trump --should he pull this off--is up against that. The constant drumbeat of TrumpHate will not abate if he's elected.
It will intensify.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:53 PM (RYe1X)

At this point. I would be damn happy if for 4-8 years I could be forgiven for thinking that washington D.C. had disappeared because it was never in the news and nothing happened there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:54 PM (WV3Yp)

425 Nood. Food.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:56 PM (WV3Yp)

426 Food thread's been up there collecting comments for 50 minutes . . . not really new

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 04:57 PM (6FqZa)

427 426 Food thread's been up there collecting comments for 50 minutes . . . not really new
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 04:57 PM (6FqZa)

My mistake.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 04:58 PM (WV3Yp)

428 I absolutely believe that McCain came very close to throwing the election to Obama in '08. He saw what he was up against, and which way the winds were shifting. He didn't want to be the old white asshole who kept the black guy from becoming president.
It's the same thing now with Hillary being the first woman. The only difference is that Obama was young and-to his supporters and people who didn't know any better--"fresh" and "exciting."
Hillz is an old bat.

But Trump hasn't gotten the "memo" which is one reason why he's taking it from all sides.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 05:00 PM (RYe1X)

429 361
If a Baron no one ever heard of decides to not go to a place where he
was unknown announces he's not coming back, does anybody care?


Wow, man, my head just, like, blew up, man. That is, like, totally heavy, man.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 07, 2016 05:00 PM (AroJD)

430 Somebody up there said the Hillary! pic is a fake. How do we know?

Posted by: m at August 07, 2016 05:02 PM (gfJWV)

431 So it is responsible for atomic weapons, methaphetamine, GUNS, the ropes the Democrat, er, KKK used, Hitler's microphone, fossil fuel driven global warming creating engines, shit, EVERYTHING BAD.

Talk about downsides. Thanks NY Times! I lurn gud from you.

Posted by: oddknot still frets at August 07, 2016 05:05 PM (g1MTt)

432 Clinton Cash is on One America News (OAN) TV channel

Posted by: Skip at August 07, 2016 05:16 PM (bksJQ)

433 Somebody up there said the Hillary! pic is a fake. How do we know?

Posted by: m at August 07, 2016 05:02 PM (gfJWV)



It's got a Reuters watermark.

Posted by: gNewt..Keep Our Borders Open. Vote Paul Ryan at August 07, 2016 05:26 PM (NwIkk)

434
That picture of Hillary being helped up the steps doesn't look right. Somethings...I don't know.
I hope Trump doesn't say anything about it. Could be a trap.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 07, 2016 04:25 PM (RYe1X)

I kind of thought the same thing. Is it a photoshop? But then why is the press not allowed to photograph her getting on/off airplane? She must be struggling with something or other.
Posted by: washrivergal at August 07, 2016 04:32 PM (CFc5L)
-------------------------

I doubt it's fake, since one of them is watermarked with Reuters and another with Getty Images with the name of the photographer, Mark Makela.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 05:28 PM (5o5ek)

435
Here it is at Getty Images: http://tinyurl.com/gm4lq3n

Caption:

>>Democratic Presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slips as she walks up the stairs into the non-profit SC Strong, a 2 year residential facility that helps former felons, substance abusers, and homeless move into self-sufficiency February 24, 2016 in North Charleston. The South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary is held on February 27.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 05:32 PM (5o5ek)

436 "...elegant, but they still prostitute themselves.

The new Libertarians, Welded edition.

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 07, 2016 05:33 PM (d3wbb)

437 Posted by: gNewt..Keep Our Borders Open. Vote Paul Ryan at August 07, 2016 05:26 PM (NwIkk)

Took awhile to get to the thread winner, but worth the wait

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 05:35 PM (6FqZa)

438 Democratic Presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slips as she walks up the stairs into the non-profit SC Strong, a 2 year residential facility that helps former felons, substance abusers, and homeless move into self-sufficiency

Former felons and substance abusers...?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 07, 2016 05:36 PM (6FqZa)

439 I don't visit twitter much but if I do I'll lift it.

Posted by: gNewt..Keep Our Borders Open. Vote Paul Ryan at August 07, 2016 06:01 PM (NwIkk)

440 Democratic Presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slips as she walks up the stairs into the non-profit SC Strong, a 2 year residential facility that helps former felons, substance abusers, and homeless move into self-sufficiency

-
The U.S. has fallen and it can't get up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 06:23 PM (Nwg0u)

441 The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that liberals are quite disappointed the human race didn't wipe itself out in a nuclear holocaust, and is now punishing us for not nuking the planet.

Perhaps we can come to a compromise- put all Libs in the Sahara (or somewhere else remote) and we'll just nuke them. They get their holocaust and we get our peace and quiet.

Posted by: Joe W at August 07, 2016 06:26 PM (BESV4)

442 8 And don't get me started on the wheel.
Posted by: Javems at August 07, 2016 01:59 PM (yOqwj)

That will be next. After beer.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 07, 2016 06:29 PM (brIR5)

443 "Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today."


This has got to be the second dumbest sentence ever written behind ," Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to run for President ever."

Posted by: rgallegos at August 07, 2016 06:30 PM (meoYc)

444 "Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy, by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today."


This has got to be the second dumbest sentence ever written behind ," Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to run for President ever."

-
Yeah, back when we all ate our meat raw, chicks were just as good at spear chucking as dudes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 07, 2016 06:33 PM (Nwg0u)

445 The underlying concept is that we don't need fire, anymore, so now we're free to make an analysis. This sums up the elites in a nutshell. They can't conceive of a use for one of the basic forces of the universe, because they don't, themselves, use it. If that's the case then it can't, obviously, be all that important anymore, right? Our elites have relegated fire to the dustbin of history with borders, the sexes, and morality.

Posted by: DFCtomm at August 07, 2016 06:38 PM (3bdqw)

446 223 220 FIRE BAD!!

Posted by: Frankenstein's Monster at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (7qAYi)


FIRE BRAD!
Posted by: Bride of Frankenstein at August 07, 2016 02:57 PM (qf6WZ)




FREE BIRD!!!

Posted by: Theodoric of York at August 07, 2016 06:55 PM (rwI+c)

447

The hipster writer elites at the NYTimes were just being ironic. It's the neaderthal right wingers who don't recognize good writing when they attempt to read it.

Posted by: H. Lighter at August 07, 2016 07:03 PM (40hem)

448 189 So....antibiotics are evil.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 07, 2016 02:46 PM (Zu3d9)

Lol, I especially liked the thing about growth hormones in food leading to ladies having larger breasts.

Right. And the Downsides?


Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 07, 2016 02:48 PM


Also leads to man-boobs.

Posted by: EyeTest at August 07, 2016 07:12 PM (5x9My)

449 Every accomplishment of modern man can be traced to fire causes cancer, directly or indirectly, so suggesting that it is a bad thing because of cancer is moronic in the extreme.

FIFY

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 07, 2016 07:19 PM (o7l6R)

450 250 The downside of fire. Fire allowed us to cook our food. That allowed the breakdown process of the food to begin outside the body, thus digestion of food for people became less energy intensive and we could benefit from that and it allowed our brains to further develop. Thus allowing stupid people to think that they are smart and publish idiotic articles in the NYT.
Posted by: buzzion at August 07, 2016 03:14 PM (bMG0w)

You've been talking to my dad on the other side!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 07, 2016 07:34 PM (e/iTc)

451 409
they're ANY journalists left who, you know, want to actually be a journalist?



They may be wrong much of the time, but I think weathermen do their best.

Sorry, I sat through one too many breakfast lectures about global warming by a Canadian with Shep Smith eye-tucks in LA.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at August 07, 2016 08:03 PM (Kucy5)

452 "It covered their food in char?" It removed the maggots, germs and myriad other little creatures that wanted to infest their children and KILL them. Oh good grief.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at August 07, 2016 08:15 PM (tVQPi)

453 The little gray lady interns must get a crack at writing on the weekends.

Posted by: DinsdalePiranha at August 07, 2016 08:22 PM (KtMQY)

454 232
223 220 FIRE BAD!!



Posted by: Frankenstein's Monster at August 07, 2016 02:56 PM (7qAYi)





FIRE BRAD!

Posted by: Bride of Frankenstein at August 07, 2016 02:57 PM (qf6WZ)



YOU LOVED BRAD!

My wife thinks the girl in that commercial is cute. Does anybody else get a pet-bunny-in-the-pot vibe off her character?

No, NOT my wife.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at August 07, 2016 08:31 PM (Kucy5)

455 Fire allowed the baking of tree pulp. And the extraction of pigment. Leading directly to the New York Times.

So there were some bad aspects.

Posted by: Steven S. at August 07, 2016 09:04 PM (iYydO)

456 These are the same people who think George Washington was EVIL because he owned slaves.

Posted by: sinalco at August 07, 2016 10:19 PM (yODqO)

457 >>>434
I doubt it's fake, since one of them is watermarked with Reuters and another with Getty Images with the name of the photographer, Mark Makela.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 05:28 PM (5o5ek)

But I would be afraid that that could be photoshopped onto a fake--right?

>>>435
Here it is at Getty Images: http://tinyurl.com/gm4lq3n

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 07, 2016 05:32 PM (5o5ek)

Ah-ha, yes, at Getty Image's own website. Thanks!
And here it is at Reuters:
http://tinyurl.com/hgykts4
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (in green coat, back to camera) loses her balance briefly as she arrives for a tour of SC STRONG, a home for ex-offenders and substance abusers on the grounds of the former Charleston Navy Yard in North Charleston, South Carolina February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
IMAGE ID GF10000321653

Posted by: m at August 08, 2016 01:19 AM (gfJWV)

458 "Oh...of course not. They don't do that stuff on the Upper West Side and at Brown. "

Ha- love it.

Outside fires are only something that happens at KKK rallies- according to their Victimization Professor.

Posted by: Mastro at August 08, 2016 12:57 PM (rgCEu)

459 Old Saying around the camp fire: Smoke follows beauty. Thus the NYT folks are as ugly.

Posted by: Claude Hopper at August 08, 2016 02:04 PM (Lk0wT)

460 They
asked me how I knew
My true love was true.
I of course replied
Something deep inside
Cannot be denied...

That song is worth all the cancer in the world.

Posted by: jbspry at August 08, 2016 09:47 PM (ycm4Q)

461 << Ever go camping or hang around a bonfire? Oh...of course not. They don't do that stuff on the Upper West Side and at Brown. >> I'm an Upper West Sider and a Brown grad -- but also a Republican and an ex-backpacker -- so this remark cheered me immensely. The mag I used to work for, GQ, once did an article (granted, tongue in cheek) on America's 20 Douchiest Colleges. Guess what was number one.

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Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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