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How to Survive In the Age of Rage

Just in case people don't get this: I'm not being rhetorical when I say that a large fraction of the country, on both the left and the nevertrumper/GOPe side of things, has gone insane.

The world feels like a Twilight Zone episode to them -- the world they went to sleep in on November 8, 2016 was not the same world they woke up to the next day of November 9, 2016.

Parts of it looked the same, but nothing looked quite the same.

The feeling they have is the horrific, creepy feeling of the uncanny -- a feeling that things look normal and familiar from most angles, but you can't shake the sense that there's something off or alien about them. A classic trope of the uncanny is the automaton or doll which appears human, or, even worse, the human who appears to be a doll. (Content warning on that -- very creepy.)

They feel that they are in a nightmare. If you've ever described a nightmare (or just a dream) to someone, you know it's full of stuff like "And you were there, but you weren't you, and I was at work, but it was also high school..." It's weird precisely because familiar stuff appears unfamiliar, and what we usually experience as solid, steady, unchanging terrain -- like our workplace --is now a shapeshifting landscape.

They were wholly unprepared for the reality of Trump -- they never even prepared themselves psychologically for such an outcome, because it was inconceivable and absurd, and only Dumb People thought stuff like "Trump could win," and as they're fond of telling you, they are definitely not the Dumb People.

And now that that verity, that one important keystone of Empirically True Reality has shapeshifted into spiked jello they did as a shot at a frat party, anything could be true, and anything could be false, and that's a scary place to find oneself in.

Remember how shellshocked and benumbed liberals were after 9/11? Oh we all were, don't get me wrong. But they were shellshocked and benumbed because it wasn't just 3000 Americans that were slaughtered that day, it was all their sacred religious pieties and all their smug certainties about how the world really worked.

Americans experienced the shock of sudden almost-inconceivable horror on 9/11, but progressives experienced something even worse: The feeling that they'd been wrong their whole lives.

We lost two towers and 3000 people that day; they lost their comfortable fictions and pretenses.

They had it worse, actually.

And I'll keep saying this until the day I die: They weren't really all that bothered by the loss of life as they were by the loss of certainty. The loss of that feeling of superiority.

They got it back soon enough. Within a year they were back to being very confident about all their fictions and very superior about all of them.

Within a year, they were certain of the progressive cause again, and were back to fighting against the Colonialist White Power Structure.

But the Trump Terrorist Event -- the fact of Trump's victory -- hit them much more deeply than 9/11 did. They didn't just lose two towers and 3000 people on Election Day.

On Election Day, most knew Trump had won, but still held out hope that Hilary wouldn't concede or that Detroit would suddenly "find" 100,000 uncounted votes.

November 9, 2016 was when the actual SMOD -- reality -- hit.

They lost their feeling of control and power over America. And believe me, after 8 years of Obama, and with the social and cultural winds at their back, able to gin up social media hate-mobs against anyone who even said something they didn't like, and able to sic the IRS on conservative groups and get away with it scot-free -- they felt like they were in total control.

And they were right to feel that way: They were in total control.

And now that's gone.

November 9, 2016 -- the day they realized it was not a nightmare, but a reality akin to a nightmare -- was the progressives' 9/11. Just as real Americans felt the loss of security and control over their own fates that day, so did progressives feel that on 11/9.

What you're seeing from progressives now, and the media, is the same sort of urgent fury you saw from real Americans after 9/11 -- an anger that a great evil had been done, and honor demanded furious retribution.

Many people might have gone a little round the bend after 9/11. I think I did. In fact I know I did. I'm not proud of that, but neither am I too ashamed to admit it.

At least there was justifiable cause.

And now a great evil has finally shaken the progressives in the same way-- they lost all three branches of government.

And they've gone crazy.

In my experience, there is nothing quite so dangerous as an inflated but brittle ego. An inflated ego which is resilient is annoying and dangerous, but, being resilient, it does not really react bigly to threats. It shakes threats off, so it doesn't need to lash out or go on little Nervous Breakdown Picnics out in Ego Protection Park.

But large brittle egos do. Large egos lash out, and brittle ones -- ones that are easily punctured by pins -- must lash out aggressively, constantly, almost randomly.

11/9 stole from them the two things most sacred: their sense of superiority and infallibility, and their precious political power over the people they hate.

And they're reacting rather poorly to that.

The daily hysteria, paranoia, conspiricizing, meltdowns, tantrums, out of left field accusations -- these are not signs of healthy minds.

We are used to saying X Derangement Syndrome but I really think there is some actual derangement going on.

And I would like to tell everyone reading: Please do not give in to it. Do not let their sickness become your sickness.

When they panic, do not let their panic cause you agitation.

It's normal that that should happen -- that's how panics and mass hysterias spread, one infected person spreading the disease through pheremones and weird, alarming psychic energy to the next -- but try to insulate yourself from it, and keep telling yourself, "This is their hysteria, they are trying to spread it because crazy people resent the sane and want everyone to share their delusions, to validate those delusions. Their claims meant little to me when they were speaking them to me in a much more rational, lucid state of mind; they should mean even less now they're firing all their fear synapses at once like some kind of broke-brain radio tower."

Tune out when you fear you're being infected. Get off the internet, turn off the tv, and do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job.

Quarantine your mind from the infected. I don't mean insulate yourself from news -- I mean insulate yourself from the welter of crazy paranoiac emotions flowing from these sad nutters. The news will still be posted six hours after the Babbling Breakfast Club's daily 8am to 12pm freak-out, when you can digest it in a calm state without all the screaming.

Not every take needs to be a Hot Take, and certainly not every thought has to be had in an atmosphere of mental pandemonium.

Men and women think best in the quiet and stillness. Many writers and religious thinkers advocated doing their work at night, when there was the least noise and bustle.

These freak-outs are going to be daily. A friend of mine posited "this should be over in a month and a half," but I don't agree -- I think it will be going on for eight years.

Yeah -- eight.

That's gonna take some adjustment on our parts if we want to keep our calm and bliss intact.

Let not your mellow be harshed.

They are making noise and pounding the table precisely because they don't have the facts and proof they are sure is just around the corner. If they had the facts, they'd've already been leaked.

They are attempting to get the herd stampeding by screaming about wolves just outside herd's perimeter. And yet, when we say "Where is this wolf you keep speaking of?," they tell us only that they have solid intelligence that an investigation will most likely prove the existence of the wolves.

This is partly just an application standard public opinion information operations -- psyops -- in this day and age. The game is to make all sorts of outlandish claims and then demand that every person DENOUNCE WHATEVER BASED ON THIS INCOMPLETE, SKETCHY, AND POSSIBLY COMPLETELY FABRICATED CLAIM I HAVE MADE. The idea is if you can panic a few people to start running, then other people will start running just because the first few did, and then even the people who do not run off easy will start running because if everyone is running, one is a fool to stay in place.

However, it's only partly that. That -- the running of deliberate psyops to shape public opinion -- is cynical to the point of being nigh sociopathic, but it's also rational. Evil, but rational.

But most of this is just pure panic and delusion and paranoia and hysteria on their part.

And hysteria loves company. Crazy people do not like being told they're crazy -- they do not like being told that they are not Napoleon Bonaparte. It is very important to crazy people that others see the world as they do -- otherwise, being crazy, and being captive in your own little cell of warped perspective and bad chemicals, is a very lonely existence.

Pairs who experience the syndrome of follie a deux -- a madness shared between two (or several) people -- are inseparable and have a bond as strong as between a husband and wife, precisely because there is literally nothing more gratifying and sacred to a broken mind than finding another mind that believes in and validates all the same delusions.

They're on the crazy train, and they're trying to sell more tickets.

Decline to ride.

Changed: Secret Square suggested that 11/9 -- the bizarro 9/11 -- would be better, so I changed it to that.

To be honest, I was having trouble with this date in the first place. November 8, 2016 didn't really work, because it really wasn't till late at night -- on November 9 -- that Trump's victory was official.

Good suggestion, Secret Square.

Posted by: Ace at 02:07 PM




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1 Foist?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:01 PM (so+oy)

2 Now I'll go back and read this movie review.. I got a whole lunch hour to kill!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:01 PM (so+oy)

3 Not kissing your ass, Ace, but this is one of the best things I've read by you.

Just, wow.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:04 PM (PY9jH)

4 Keeping my head down, eyes open, and except for here, my mouth shut.

Posted by: rd at March 06, 2017 02:05 PM (iT57s)

5 Trump should pardon Obama and then depose him. He'll lie like a rug.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at March 06, 2017 02:05 PM (nFwvY)

6 Eleven-eight - "The Age of Hate"

Posted by: Roy at March 06, 2017 02:05 PM (VndSC)

7 RAGEAHOL - It Has Electrolytes!

Posted by: garrett at March 06, 2017 02:05 PM (eGfTO)

8 That's a lot of words to say:

More sandy vagina than Hope Solo in the Sahara.

Posted by: wooga at March 06, 2017 02:05 PM (3I7wr)

9 So, basically, much of the country is insane and it's probably going to get worse? Oh joy, just what my laboring heart needs.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:06 PM (RD7QR)

10

I blame pheromones.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 02:06 PM (GxnyS)

11 th

Posted by: Peyton Manning at March 06, 2017 02:07 PM (8XRCm)

12 Washington warned us against the spirit of factionalism. In vain.

America was a proposition nation. What happens to such a nation when the proposition is no longer shared?

The left has decided that they no longer want to abide by the founding agreements of this country. There is no solution or persuasion in this fight. We have become 2 different nations that want to live differently from each other.

Its really high time for that national divorce ace is always talking about.

Posted by: Nurse Ratched at March 06, 2017 02:07 PM (pAeye)

13 >>>9 So, basically, much of the country is insane and it's probably going to get worse? Oh joy, just what my laboring heart needs.


it ain't good, and I continue recommending a National Divorce so that we can all get on productively and peaceably with our lives.

But it is the situation we're in, and we need to adapt to it.

Posted by: ace at March 06, 2017 02:07 PM (8rNrN)

14 When the left sees conservative elderly veterans, grannies in American flag sweaters, young families at Trump rallies, and average hardworking Americans in general who support Trump, they see.....Nazis.

Seriously.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:07 PM (PY9jH)

15 There's a proscribed treatment for Hysteria, you know.

Let me warm up the vacuum tubes...

Posted by: Dr. Mortimer at March 06, 2017 02:07 PM (eGfTO)

16 I hear Canada is nice this time of year.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 02:08 PM (8ZskC)

17 I do my part by not laughing in the faces of these drama-queens. It's hard enough to keep the smirk off my face.

Posted by: Roy at March 06, 2017 02:08 PM (VndSC)

18 Quarantine your mind from the infected. I don't mean insulate yourself from news -- I mean insulate yourself from the welter of crazy paranoiac emotions flowing from these sad nutters. The news will still be posted six hours after the Babbling Breakfast Club's daily 8am to 12pm freak-out, when you can digest it in a calm state without all the screaming.

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Good advice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:08 PM (mC1ZI)

19 They're on the crazy train, and they're trying to sell more tickets.
___
Well we were, until Trump cancelled the federal part of the budget.

Posted by: Gov Moonbeam at March 06, 2017 02:08 PM (X7E8f)

20 What the Pathetic Left fails to see is the growing rage on the Right of their ridiculous, childlike, pathetic behavior.

Do they really think we're just going to sit back and let them keep pushing? If so, they're in for a shock. Eventually, the rage on the Right will present itself, and it's gonna be ugly.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 02:09 PM (Jcg9Q)

21 I know a lot of pajama boys...and their wives are completely insane with an extremely bitter form of hysteria.


It's literally hysterical.

Posted by: garrett at March 06, 2017 02:09 PM (eGfTO)

22 The national divorce isn't happening, but if the progs wanted to go stay at their mother's for a while.... Well, maybe that would be the best for everyone.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 06, 2017 02:09 PM (aX7np)

23 17 I do my part by not laughing in the faces of these drama-queens. It's hard enough to keep the smirk off my face.
Posted by: Roy at March 06, 2017 02:08 PM (VndSC)

Just keeping myself from doing a Nelson Muntz at my hysterical leftist relatives is all I can do.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:09 PM (RD7QR)

24 This is some seriously good shit, ace. Now if I could just get the NeverTrumpers I know to follow it...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:09 PM (0mRoj)

25 I, I, I...

Posted by: Obama and the Crazy Train at March 06, 2017 02:09 PM (VndSC)

26 They were wholly unprepared for the reality of Trump -- they never even prepared themselves psychologically for such an outcome, because it was inconceivable and absurd, and only Dumb People thought stuff like "Trump could win," and as they're fond of telling you, they are definitely not the Dumb People.

It's like people who don't believe the tsunami or earthquake warnings to evacuate their location. Complete denial. Absurd denial even though they see the signs that a wave is coming or tremors, that an earthquake is coming.

But then, it probably helped Trump win, which p*sses them off even more. They had no clue.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (0mz2+)

27 It's not me. It's you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (8ZskC)

28 And I would like to tell everyone reading: Please do not give in to it. Do let their sickness become your sickness.




From where I sit? Never. LO fucking L.
If I could do things to help them down the tracks without becoming legally culpable, I would.
These people are too defective to live in the real world.
Life is hard enough without having to babysit them.

Especially when it is wholly of their own making.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (/B2KC)

29 I agree with you..

Good advice Ace.. I've been simply turning off news shows when they start with the derangement syndrome crap.

I have watched ABC's This Week every Sunday for decades.. but now I record it and FF through the crap..

I will say this, though.. Trump's nuttiness and tweeting haven't helped ease some of these nutjobs down to normal..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (so+oy)

30 My husband's SJW niece (who is actually a sweet girl) is visiting with a friend, and started going off about solar and wind farms and how Hillary! would have made it possible for everyone to have solar panels on their homes, etc.

I calmly asked her if she knew about a giant solar farm out west that has literally killed thousands of birds flying over it. They actually ignite and fall to earth completely charred.

Her jaw hung open.

Sad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:11 PM (PY9jH)

31
Fear, panic, hysteria is contagious. That is why the heroic leader on the battlefield rallies his panicked troops with a soul stirring speech. Pick up your weapons, get back into formation, and fight.

That is what Lynch was trying to do, rally the troops.

Blood, sweat, and tears. Hope is not lost.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 02:11 PM (GxnyS)

32 I don't think the left or the Vichy Right have gotten any crazier than they've been for the last 10 years. They certainly have gotten any nastier.

The big difference is that what they used to be able to do (attack their enemies) with the arms of government they now have to do by shouting and foaming at the mouth in public forums. Other than that they just are who they have been. Just as stupid, crazy, America-hating and insane as they've been.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 02:11 PM (zc3Db)

33 And they were right to feel that way: They were in total control.

And now that's gone.

November 8, 2016 was the progressives' 9/11. Just as real Americans felt the loss of security and control over their own fates that day, so did progressives feel that on 11/8.

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Yup. They thought they had grabbed the brass with a HRC win. The end of the long march thru the institutions. HRC was gonna change government and the SCOTUS and usher in an era of progressive utopia and they would FINALLY be done with those dipshit conservatives.

Instead.... they lost 1200 state and federal seats. Lot the House. Lost the Senate. Lost the Presidency and are gonna lose the Supreme Court.

Politically.... they are just like the Atlanta Falcons Fans.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 02:12 PM (8XRCm)

34 I calmly asked her if she knew about a giant solar farm out west that has literally killed thousands of birds flying over it. They actually ignite and fall to earth completely charred.



That's Soros' plan. First, kill all the birds.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 02:12 PM (8ZskC)

35 Errr ....

"haveN'T gotten any nastier" ...

I hate when the Russians hack my comments.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 02:12 PM (zc3Db)

36 Good one, Ace. And spot on.

Posted by: IC at March 06, 2017 02:12 PM (a0IVu)

37 >>Men and women think best in the quiet and stillness.


Is Walden gonna be on the Reading list, next?

Posted by: garrett at March 06, 2017 02:12 PM (eGfTO)

38 Damn Ace, you are on fire with article. Doc Ace dunk on ya lefties like boom shakalaka!

Posted by: Penfold at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (Fbt5B)

39 If you want to see raw insanity, watch a couple of minutes of The View.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (PY9jH)

40 30 My husband's SJW niece (who is actually a sweet girl) is visiting with a friend, and started going off about solar and wind farms and how Hillary! would have made it possible for everyone to have solar panels on their homes, etc.

I calmly asked her if she knew about a giant solar farm out west that has literally killed thousands of birds flying over it. They actually ignite and fall to earth completely charred.

Her jaw hung open.

Sad.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:11 PM (PY9jH)

I still find it amusing, in a sad way, that the party which Loves Science Sexually doesn't get that the technology doesn't exist to make solar and wind as energy-dense and efficient as fossil fuels or, heaven forfend, nuclear energy. You can't run a power grid on fairy dust and unicorn farts.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (0mRoj)

41 Thanks for this...

Well stated and I will heed the advice (it's also been helpful that I am forcing myself to get away from the computer and phone a few times a week and hit a felt ball very hard for a few hours).

Posted by: Soulpatchtony at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (m40v5)

42 My husband's SJW niece (who is actually a sweet girl) is visiting with a friend, and started going off about solar and wind farms and how Hillary! would have made it possible for everyone to have solar panels on their homes, etc.



No one is stopping anyone from ponying up the cash and having it installed.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (/B2KC)

43 >>That's Soros' plan. First, kill all the birds.


Fuck'em. They had their turn.

Posted by: Bats at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (eGfTO)

44 Her jaw hung open.

Sad.
Posted by: Jane D'oh



Telling her the windmills chop up all the birds that make it past the solar furnaces would have been a nice coup-de-grace.

Posted by: Roy at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (VndSC)

45 The feeling that they'd been wrong their whole lives.

rendering them irrelevant
their biggest fear

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (0mz2+)

46 The left has decided that they no longer want to abide by the founding
agreements of this country. There is no solution or persuasion in this
fight. We have become 2 different nations that want to live differently
from each other.
***
It is worse then that actually. Far worse.

The left believes, fervently, they've found the path to Utopia. All those previous left wing, command and control attempts that failed? They didn't remake people to be "woke" and "socially conscious".

Now they had 8 years of Obama. And we didn't actually get Utopia. However, the Republicans didn't actually *do* anything to stop him. They did however, say bad things and think bad thoughts.

The left now believes it is these bad thoughts and bad words that are stopping Utopia. A national divorce would let the left back into positions of political power...but the people in Conservative America would still say and think as they will...so that would still stop the project of building Utopia.

In fact the only way for the left to get back on track is to destroy the ability of people to speak and think outside of that which they will allow. That's what they planned to use Hillary's Russian war to do. And that's what they will do if they can get back into political power....


Posted by: 18-1 at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (X7E8f)

47 No one is stopping anyone from ponying up the cash and having it installed.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (/B2KC)



Wait. I think I see the problem here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (8ZskC)

48 " It shakes threats off, so it doesn't need to lash out or go on little Nervous Breakdown Picnics out in Ego Protection Park."

That's gold right there.

I've been exchanging emails with my beloved nephew, who I thought was a sensible millennial. He voted for Romney in '12, has a good job, is married and owns a house. So he's not your stererotypical tatted millennial who lives in mom's basement.

He sound like one now though. His emails could have been written by Sally Kohn. Sadly, Trump has driven him bonkers and he can't stand that I haven't repented of my great sin.

This morning he sent me a link to a news report about the violence that broke out at some pro-Trump rallies this weekend. No mention in the report that anti-Trump leftists were responsible!

I sent him the link to the Forbes article about the Dem lobbyist links to Russia. I doubt he'll read it.

What can you possibly do when the other side completely rejects the facts you present?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (ZM2xo)

49 I don't buy it, Boss. Yeah, there are plenty of crazies out there but their numbers and influence are small.

Most of the ones with power are feigning because they want their power back.

also, remember what the dormouse said ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (QQ+il)

50 LOVE these posts.

You can articulate things I want to say far better than I ever could.

You could also probably get all your big/home run posts together and make a fun 'exposing liberalism and how to survive their rage' type novella.

Back on topic, what this election and Tea Party movement has done is threaten to utterly pop their little fantasy bubble where they are such good people and care so much.

If and when that fantasy bubble is destroyed, it's either going to be James Taggart at the end of Atlas Shrugged or full on violence. They're already working on a coup d'etat. Some may have a 'come to Jesus' moment and abandon the cult, but hoping for too many is probably wishful thinking.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (WuRdh)

51 That's Soros' plan. First, kill all the birds.





Fuck'em. They had their turn.

Posted by: Bats at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (eGfTO)


Ahem.

Posted by: wind turbines at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (PY9jH)

52 I don't think it's being lost on the voters that Trump is trying to fix the border, repeal Obamacare, reform taxes, and fight terrorism... while the Democrats are running around in p*ssy hats trying to bring back the 1950's Red Scare.

Posted by: V the K at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (O7MnT)

53 What wore me out for the last eight years was the complete opposite approach that the media took with Obama. Everyday I would wait for the headlines of the latest chaos that he initiated and it was never reported.
Now, I am worn out for completely different reasons: the lying, the media hysterics, knowing they are believing they are on the brink of taking him down, at any moment now.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (Ivjge)

54 Man, I'm a hardcore Trump type and I can say the victorious movement still has rage issues. It is because of Watergate on steroids as the American government reveals its true venality, but the rage isn't healthy.

Hunker down. We're in the best position in years to address the deep state. The masks have come off so at least most of us can identify the traitors. And, most importantly, the left needs anger to motivate its violence, especially when they lack a religious impulse for an afterlife.

Conservatives do their best work under cold anger.

Posted by: trev006 at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (7GC+1)

55 You can't run a power grid on fairy dust and unicorn farts.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (0mRoj)


Sure you can. The cavemen ran their energy grids without any generating stations, wires, transformers or anything, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (zc3Db)

56 Men and women think best in the quiet and stillness.

That is why basic military training is being screamed at while everything explodes around you. In a real battle things are blowing up, people are dying, and your squad leader is screaming at you to lay down some suppressing fire.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (GxnyS)

57 52 I don't think it's being lost on the voters that Trump is trying to fix the border, repeal Obamacare, reform taxes, and fight terrorism... while the Democrats are running around in p*ssy hats trying to bring back the 1950's Red Scare.
Posted by: V the K at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (O7MnT)

Except they ARE the Reds.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:16 PM (0mRoj)

58 That is what Lynch was trying to do, rally the troops.

Blood, sweat, and tears. Hope is not lost.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 02:11 PM (GxnyS)



Blood, sweat and dead bodies in the street

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 06, 2017 02:16 PM (493sH)

59
Is Walden gonna be on the Reading list, next?


I tried reading that thirty years ago when I was an enlightened liberal. I couldn't make it more than 30 pages in.

Posted by: Crusader at March 06, 2017 02:16 PM (ewSN2)

60 And they were right to feel that way: They were in total control.

And now that's gone.



Amen to that.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:16 PM (0mz2+)

61 I calmly asked her if she knew about a giant solar farm out west that has literally killed thousands of birds flying over it. They actually ignite and fall to earth completely charred.

Ivanpah. It's actually not a solar farm, it's a mirror farm that uses reflected sunlight to boil water and drive steam turbines.

28000 birds a year, according to some reports.

You add that to the bird and bat kills from wind turbines and...enough of all that crap to run even half the country would kill every winged thing in the country.

Posted by: JEM at March 06, 2017 02:16 PM (TppKb)

62 Ya know what keeps me sane? I have to deal with my Wife, My kids, My civilian yob, my civilian employees, My Navy yob, My Sailors, My Bosses in the Navy, The other 8 or so Officers that do what I do around World....who has time to go nuts over politics? I mean I hate the Left, but life goes on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 06, 2017 02:16 PM (KlI/a)

63 It's up to Obama to prove he didn't wiretap Trump, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 06, 2017 02:17 PM (/f1mm)

64 12
Washington warned us against the spirit of factionalism. In vain.



America was a proposition nation. What happens to such a nation when the proposition is no longer shared?



The left has decided that they no longer want to abide by the
founding agreements of this country. There is no solution or persuasion
in this fight. We have become 2 different nations that want to live
differently from each other.



Its really high time for that national divorce ace is always talking about.

Posted by: Nurse Ratched at March 06, 2017 02:07 PM (pAeye)

I've long thought that the answer -- to which we will arrive clumsily -- is the framework of federalism established by the Founders. If Massachusetts wants to let child-molesters marry farm animals, and North Carolina wants to require everyone to smoke, and California has daily naked yoga for all public employees, then so be it. Obviously, I overstate the case, but IF what goes on in Washington is not so damned important in everyday life, and the federal government sticks to what it was created for, then we will find a way to bridge these differences and even celebrate them.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 06, 2017 02:17 PM (jK8Z7)

65 I will be starting my vacation tomorrow and I think I'll take a break from all this shit as well (by shit I do not mean this fine military blog, but politics)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 06, 2017 02:17 PM (ZM2xo)

66 Oh, I've seen Trump's election compared to 9/11 on Facebook.

To be fair, the guy wasn't an American citizen...when he said it. He got married to a citizen a few weeks after that post.

What was he gonna do, go back to Venezuela?

(True Story)

Posted by: Oschisms at March 06, 2017 02:17 PM (ZsN9X)

67 >>You can't run a power grid on fairy dust and unicorn farts.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor

Well, in fact you can. It just happens to be cold and dark.

Posted by: Aviator at March 06, 2017 02:17 PM (/Nite)

68 Solid thoughts, my Breasticles will be calm.

Posted by: Mellow Breast, almost yellow at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (b2/Ti)

69 Telling her the windmills chop up all the birds that make it past the solar furnaces would have been a nice coup-de-grace.



Posted by: Roy at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (VndSC)


My husband told her all about the dead golden eagles and all the other birds (and bats) the wind farms are killing.

She had no words.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (PY9jH)

70 Btw, I love 'little Nervous Breakdown Picnics out in Ego Protection Park'.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (QQ+il)

71 This morning he sent me a link to a news report about the violence that broke out at some pro-Trump rallies this weekend. No mention in the report that anti-Trump leftists were responsible!




Ask him why we need to get uppity?

We won.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (/B2KC)

72 I will say this, though.. Trump's nuttiness and tweeting haven't helped ease some of these nutjobs down to normal..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (so+oy)

What "nuttiness" are you referring to? And what should he do instead, curl up in the fetal position, sucking his thumb and weeping softly like Jeb! most likely would be right now? He's not the national clinical social worker, and it's not his job to make the Black Bloc Bolsheviks attain inner peace.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

73 Do they really think we're just going to sit back and let them keep pushing?
***
That last time there was any notable push back to the left was...1994/5 over welfare reform.

And if you want to talk about not just a one issue change, but role back on multiple fronts you have to go back to the 80s with Reagan remaking foreign and economic policy.

When you've got 30 years with only one minor loss you get cocky and believe history really is on your side.

This is part of the reason why I think a real Hillary investigation would have been such a good thing for the country - the left seeing their standard banner held to the letter of the law and prosecuted for violating it would have clearly shown their reign of terror to be over.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (X7E8f)

74 You can't run a power grid on fairy dust and unicorn farts.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (0mRoj)

I doubt you can build solar panels and windmills using solar panels and windmills, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (/f1mm)

75 I guess I'm lucky. Even as a kid, I paid no attention to TV news, and continued that pattern into adulthood. So I had few preconceived notions (other than, for example, that Walter Cronkite Was the Most Trusted Man in America) to get over when I started waking up and looking around me.

AoS was a big part of my awakening.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (Dg36k)

76 Linked at Instapundit!

Everyone be on your best behavior.

Put on pants, Jesus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (mC1ZI)

77 Our job is to tell you what to think. Submit.

Posted by: Mika at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (bc2Lc)

78 I continue recommending a National Divorce

Again - Dad's not doing so good in Family Court these days.

Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (8J/Te)

79 >>I tried reading that thirty years ago when I was an enlightened liberal. I couldn't make it more than 30 pages in.



Emerson was a trascendentalist fag.

Posted by: Zombie Hemmingway at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (eGfTO)

80 I will say this, though.. Trump's nuttiness and tweeting haven't helped ease some of these nutjobs down to normal..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (so+oy)

-----

That's a feature..... not a bug.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (8XRCm)

81 This stuff doesn't too much bother me. Whoever is President, it is God who is King. This election and its aftermath have not taken Him by surprise. He didn't wake up one morning and say, "Gee, I never saw that coming."


Have faith.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (DLIpz)

82 Jane D'oh said it best early on, but this was a pleasure to read.

Posted by: BacktoGA at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (/22Vh)

83 The Hillerites constructed themselves a big golden poll and they worshiped it. None stopped to examine how false it was and thy went giddy and flung themselves about; dancing and cavorting across the networks.



And then the horrible truth of reality struck and they screamed in anguish and are still screaming.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (mpXpK)

84 Ace is spot on. Behavioral science tells us there is an actual physical fear response when one feels outside the herd. The left, through echo chambers and other means have been using this for years. Think about the moment it felt like 4 people in the US was against gay marriage. In the privacy of the ballot box they voted differently. We felt under seige. In reality i would rather not have gay marriage but am not really uptight that it happened. But it felt threatening. That was in no small part because we were left to feel outside the herd. The left was rocked back in November but they have refound their footing. WE are the ones offbalance. We felt we won, we have a safe SCOTUS , Congress in hand. Yet the left has us feeling under seige. It isn't black helicopters shit. It is simple echo chamber stuff a la medi matters and Rhodes. Understand that, realize the feeling is false and stand strong.

Posted by: Mac at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (nSQGW)

85 The thing about Gaslighting, is that the victim can wake up and realize that they are being lied to... that subjective reality is different than what they are being 'told'.

Now its usually some event that breaks the 'spell'... that makes the whole illusion shatter... some event that is just TOO weird...


The Left has been gaslighting our entire country for about 40 years.... INLCUDING THEMSELVES... they are also locked into the insane delusion that they somehow with rhetoric can change subjective reality...

So that event happens....


Like... oh... that Men and Women are not only the same, but that somehow you get to decide which one you are...

orrrr... a Moslem screaming 'God is Great' tries to kill you in the name of his religion of Peace... but it has nothing to do with Islam... really...

Or.... The Left, who believes in their version or Reality... gets bitch slapped by President Trump getting elected...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (NgKpN)

86 Have you seen Leterman lately?He now has a giant white beard and looks like an unhinged lunatic.Because he is.

Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (r/0kC)

87 I was a Democrat before 9/11.

Posted by: Max Power at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (QCc6B)

88 I saw Nervous Breakdown Picnics open for Naked Yoga a few years ago...

Posted by: Crusader at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (ewSN2)

89 No one is stopping anyone from ponying up the cash and having it installed.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:13 PM (/B2KC)
------My wife and I are/were friends with a couple that is like this. But they have some money. She posted on social media, because she is the treasurer of her kids' PTA, that she was "literally counting change to keep the school running." This is NYC run school. It is not in danger of being shut down.
I did not point out, because I don't need that level of crazy in my life, that she and her husband had just spent 10 days in Spain and two weeks later another week in the Caribbean, and that money could have been donated to the school.

Posted by: Penfold at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (Fbt5B)

90 Ace, could you flesh out how you went around the bend a little after 9/11?

Thanks.

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (C+qQ0)

91 63 It's up to Obama to prove he didn't wiretap Trump, right?
Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 06, 2017 02:17 PM (/f1mm)

Just remember, it's not whether you can prove it but the seriousness of the accusation that matters. They made they rules. Make the fuckers choke on them.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (0mRoj)

92 You know what doesn't kill birds?

Underground pipelines.

Posted by: Roy at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (VndSC)

93 The Left is the Frog slowly being boiled but continually being saved by the Right occasionally turning down the heat. You will not be able to convince them that they are wrong and we keep saving them from the proof.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (zoyKY)

94 I still find it amusing, in a sad way, that the party which Loves Science Sexually doesn't get that the technology doesn't exist to make solar and wind as energy-dense and efficient as fossil fuels or, heaven forfend, nuclear energy. You can't run a power grid on fairy dust and unicorn farts.


Surprising fact. Sunny Germany generates 41.5% of its electricity from non-hydropower renewables (solar and wind).

Source: CIA World Factbook

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (gIRsn)

95 God is on the side of the big battalions.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (QQ+il)

96 I wonder if the suicide rate is rising ?

Posted by: Under Fire at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (6LwXe)

97 Although I would agree with a herein, I would say that the Twilight Zone started when Steve Harvey called the Miss universe pageant incorrectly. A lot of things that people thought were impossible (Cubs win the world series?!) have happened since then.

Posted by: Crazywalt at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (kRKP8)

98 I will say this, though.. Trump's nuttiness and tweeting haven't helped ease some of these nutjobs down to normal..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

If he became the embodiment of Coddington Van Vorhees VII, they would scream. It's what they do. part of the gag is that EVERYTHING is crazy. EVERYONE is a HitlerklanKochtopus.

Trump's success was based in part on the fatigue/overuse of this gag.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (326rv)

99 it was all their sacred religious pieties and all their smug certainties about how the world really worked.

Americans experienced the shock of sudden almost-inconceivable horror on 9/11, but progressives experienced something even worse: The feeling that they'd been wrong their whole lives.

We lost two towers and 3000 people that day; they lost their comfortable fictions and pretenses.
...
And I'll keep saying this until the day I die: They weren't really all that bothered by the loss of life as they were by the loss of certainty. The loss of that feeling of superiority.


Exactly. This is exactly right, I keep telling people this. The fact that New York was hit forced the left especially in places like Manhattan, to face that terrorism was right in their heart, defying everything they believed about the world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (39g3+)

100 "Get off the internet, turn off the tv, and do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job."

Woah there Ace, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Posted by: Glenn Beck at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (KUaJL)

101 When they panic, do not let their panic cause you agitation."

You know, there's a difference there that seems to go unmentioned - namely, that some of us chuckle a bit when the herd goes 'round the bend.

Just going off a longish lifetime of observation here, but the game of splitting humanity into two groups (or three if you're into math jokes) seems to center around issues of protection or productivity, but fails to note the very real difference in those who will react in an overt fashion vs. those who do not. My own viewpoint (so I like to think), is one of "Don't Panic"

I will add that I do watch out for the quiet ones...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (MINbv)

102 I am not engaging in any debates with leftists, and am wary of any GOPe's I know as well.

Just this morning I was poked and prodded regarding this latest bruhaha - I refused to engage.

There was nothing to be gained, except to have "my mellow harshed".

What's that old Heinlein quote about teaching a pig to sing?

Posted by: browndog at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (bGMOs)

103 76 Linked at Instapundit!

Everyone be on your best behavior.

Put on pants, Jesus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (mC1ZI)

I don't wear pants. Tunic and cloak.

Posted by: Jesus at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (0mRoj)

104 Put on pants, Jesus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM (mC1ZI)

We're going to be late for school again!

Posted by: Joseph at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (/f1mm)

105 72 I will say this, though.. Trump's nuttiness and tweeting haven't helped ease some of these nutjobs down to normal..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (so+oy)

What "nuttiness" are you referring to? And what should he do instead, curl up in the fetal position, sucking his thumb and weeping softly like Jeb! most likely would be right now? He's not the national clinical social worker, and it's not his job to make the Black Bloc Bolsheviks attain inner peace.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)


++++
He has to. He has to take jabs at them, there is no other way. Otherwise, if he does not respond (see GWB) they feel they can keep chipping away.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (Ivjge)

106 They're on the crazy train, and they're trying to sell more tickets.

Decline to ride.


I disagree. If we do not have an equal, opposite crazy reaction, they will prevail.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (vRcUp)

107 What if you're surrounded by these nutters Mr. Of Spades? What if your state is bathing in this nuttiness? What then?

Pitch forks? What then Mr. Of Spades? What then?!

Posted by: on the verge at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (bsDXW)

108 Surprising fact. Sunny Germany generates 41.5% of its electricity from non-hydropower renewables (solar and wind).


I find this hard to believe. Does that include what they buy from other countries?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (QQ+il)

109 "it ain't good, and I continue recommending a National Divorce so that we can all get on productively and peaceably with our lives. "

Never. We win. They lose.

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (C+qQ0)

110 You keep kicking that dog he's gonna bite you.

Posted by: davidt at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (XoldI)

111 "And hysteria loves company. Crazy people do not like being told they're crazy -- they do not like being told that they are not Napoleon Bonaparte."

As a person of the transhistorical community who happens to identify as Napoleon Bonaparte, I resent this very much YOU BIGOT!!!

Posted by: Person of the Transhistorical community at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (BDZWU)

112 94
Surprising fact. Sunny Germany generates 41.5% of its electricity from non-hydropower renewables (solar and wind).

Source: CIA World Factbook
Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (gIRsn)

======================

Don't they have real problems in winter when they rely on it? They turn on the gas and coal factories big time, if I remember correctly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (mC1ZI)

113 Excellent essay, sir.


Posted by: Joe Mama at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (M5NPS)

114 When they panic, do not let their panic cause you agitation.


In so many cases, this is virtually impossible. They have become so unhinged that what they think and say is so irrational, so unreal, that you literally cannot take is serious, but have that "wow" moment when you see or hear it. Or, laugh out loud at just how far they have to twist their brains and rearrange their grey matter to try to make sense of it themselves, or try to libsplain.

It's cuckoo nuts.

A lot of "Wow" moments.

We need more robots.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (0mz2+)

115 I doubt you can build solar panels and windmills using solar panels and windmills, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 06, 2017 02:19 PM



Turns out, energy density is a real thing. It's mostly ignored by solar and wind proponents, though.

Posted by: huerfano at March 06, 2017 02:23 PM (jkkMG)

116 "Let not your mellow be harshed."

I should not have been sipping hot coffee when I read that. Somebody turn that into a meme.

Posted by: Caffeinator at March 06, 2017 02:23 PM (wx6iv)

117 >>Put on pants, Jesus.



Pants make Baby Jesus cry.

Posted by: Ralph Wiggums at March 06, 2017 02:23 PM (eGfTO)

118 What's that old Heinlein quote about teaching a pig to sing?
*
*
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (Dg36k)

119 I find this hard to believe. Does that include what they buy from other countries


If you can't believe the CIA, who can you believe?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (8ZskC)

120 I keep calm by slapping them in the face with my raging boner from winning all the time.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (AmMfi)

121 Off sock

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (KUaJL)

122 What if you're surrounded by these nutters Mr. Of Spades? What if your state is bathing in this nuttiness? What then?


Pop smoke and di di out of there.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (QQ+il)

123 Tune out when you fear you're being infected. Get off the internet, turn off the tv, and do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job.

haha

yep

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (0mz2+)

124 Michael Moore on 9/11:

"If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing
thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, DC, and
the planes' destination of California -- these were places that voted
AGAINST Bush!"

He was mad that the attacks were against blue America, not that people were killed.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (X7E8f)

125 105 72 I will say this, though.. Trump's nuttiness and tweeting haven't helped ease some of these nutjobs down to normal..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:10 PM (so+oy)

What "nuttiness" are you referring to? And what should he do instead, curl up in the fetal position, sucking his thumb and weeping softly like Jeb! most likely would be right now? He's not the national clinical social worker, and it's not his job to make the Black Bloc Bolsheviks attain inner peace.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)


++++
He has to. He has to take jabs at them, there is no other way. Otherwise, if he does not respond (see GWB) they feel they can keep chipping away.
Posted by: washrivergal at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (Ivjge)

There are other better ways and I believe Cruz would have utilized those ways but you go with what brung ya and right now it's Trump and his ways.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (zoyKY)

126 Their deepest fear is losing their place feeding at the public trough. It's no more complex than that.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (nFwvY)

127 *golf clap*


Ahem, the criminally insane will NOT be ignored.

You can ignore Mika.

The black flag anarchists this summer, will demand your attention.

Posted by: simplemind at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (xVRrG)

128 Vee haf ovens!

Posted by: Sunny Germany at March 06, 2017 02:25 PM (bc2Lc)

129 107 What if you're surrounded by these nutters Mr. Of Spades? What if your state is bathing in this nuttiness? What then?

Pitch forks? What then Mr. Of Spades? What then?!
Posted by: on the verge at March 06, 2017 02:22 PM (bsDXW)

====================

Just remember that you're not trapped there with them, they are trapped there with you.

Behave accordingly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:25 PM (mC1ZI)

130 Lucky for me I have no mellow to be harshed.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:25 PM (0mRoj)

131 Everyone be on your best behavior.

Put on pants, Jesus.




And a shirt & shoes pendejo!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (/B2KC)

132 do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job
===

THATS IT YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR, SIR

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (6TED6)

133 "120 I keep calm by slapping them in the face with my raging boner from winning all the time.
Posted by: RoyalOil"


Hi there. Free tonight?

Posted by: Shep Smith at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (OD2ni)

134 Iowa State has been infected and will need a thorough cleansing soon.

http://bit.ly/2m4k9qU

Yes, ISU President Leath is an SOB of the highest order, but it's his wrong-think that has them up in arms most.

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (yV4wg)

135 The demand for opioids has skyrocketed. Any correlation?

Posted by: Under Fire at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (6LwXe)

136 I find this hard to believe.


That's why I included a source. I was surprised, too, which is why I looked for corroboration when I first read it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (gIRsn)

137 Just wait until the first alien spaceships land and agree to work along with President Trump to make the earth great again, the suicide rate of the left will skyrocket.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 06, 2017 02:27 PM (6Ll1u)

138 What if you're surrounded by these nutters Mr. Of Spades? What if your state is bathing in this nuttiness? What then?


Pop smoke and di di out of there.
Posted by: Grump928



Up two clicks, left one click?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:27 PM (/B2KC)

139 @94 Surprising fact. Sunny Germany generates 41.5% of its electricity from non-hydropower renewables (solar and wind).

The Poles have them in court. For some reason, all Germany's sunshine is in the north, and for reasons having to do with the mileage of Studebaker engines (and consequently, the range of B-17's), all Germany's industry is now in the south. Germany does not own enough wire to transmit all that juice every day, but they have the EU and its agreements. That means that half of Poland's wiring is melting down every day while the sun shines, moving Germany's electricity from Germany to Germany. Poland is not amused.

Frankly, I blame 50 cycles. When there was coal, the north was cloudy!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 06, 2017 02:27 PM (H5rtT)

140 Off trans sock. Excellent post Ace. I've been feeling pretty worn out lately about this stuff and I have been letting it get to me. I keep having to tell myself that all this stuff is out of my control and the best thing I can do is pray and that Trump and the people around him will do their best to fight.

Posted by: Independent George at March 06, 2017 02:27 PM (BDZWU)

141 132 do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job
===

THATS IT YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR, SIR
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (6TED6)

===================

To be serious...my time of dominating the morning and afternoon threads will probably be coming to an end soon.

Would you believe that a promotion is most likely in my near future? The problem is that everyone knows it, so my boss has kind of stopped giving me work.

I'm not complaining.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:27 PM (mC1ZI)

142 Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (gIRsn)

Non -hydro includes nuclear . Was that not included?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 02:28 PM (zoyKY)

143 Excellent post, Ace.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 02:28 PM (NOIQH)

144 Everyone be on your best behavior.

Yes. That will fucking work.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:28 PM (B+qrE)

145 That's gonna take some adjustment on our parts if we want to keep our calm and bliss intact.

TBH, I'm always trying to peak behind the closed doors to see what Trump is really working on, which policy he's pushing and the EO's being signed.

Somehow I've passed the hump of hysteria, and trying to find out what is really going on versus so many squirrels being smashed against the walls.

I think it is because I'm half paying attention to the left and the nevertrumper's temper tantrums. I'm content in the elections. Relieved. Angry what they are trying to do to Trump and his admin, but overall, pretty happy we have a fighter in the WH. An American who is fighting for Americans.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:28 PM (0mz2+)

146 You know, a few years ago, I went on a long walk through a foreign country. Back pack, the works. And in the few places I did see news (in the bar at a restaurant) I couldn't understand it.

Anyway, after 3 weeks I came home. I found out about all the excitement, kerfuffle, squawking, and whatnot that I missed. and I realized it had been the best 3 weeks of my life.

Also, 90% of the shit I missed amounted to exactly...nothing.

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at March 06, 2017 02:28 PM (UgF8H)

147 This election has revealed we are in deeper shit than I had imagined.

The we have one evil party and another illigitimate party fighting tooth and nail against it's duly elected President and a Deep State willing to burn the whole thing to ground.

Within the next four years someones going to take a pop at Trump and I gotta tell you, I don't trust the IC, LEO and even the SS to do a damn thing to prevent or stop it.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 06, 2017 02:28 PM (Gh/jd)

148 Correction I guess nuclear generated steam is hydro.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (zoyKY)

149 Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:26 PM (6TED6)

===================

To be serious...my time of dominating the morning and afternoon threads will probably be coming to an end soon.

Would you believe that a promotion is most likely in my near future? The problem is that everyone knows it, so my boss has kind of stopped giving me work.

I'm not complaining.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:27 PM (mC1ZI)

My days of not taking you seriously have definitely come to a middle.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (0mRoj)

150 Ace, you give so much to my life. I love your mind.

Posted by: Alana at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (ZbRez)

151 144 Everyone be on your best behavior.

Yes. That will fucking work.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:28 PM (B+qrE)

======================

Circa is leading the way!

Now, the rest of you! Get in fucking line and stop with the fucking bad language! Fuck!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (mC1ZI)

152 It is hard not to get upset when the go into their la-la land of angry denial. But I guess they really are living in a different reality.

I don't remember if Ace linked it, but Scott Adams pointed out something similar a while back. Ben Affleck could not accept the concept that some Muslims are violent extremists when exposed to it on Maher's show, and Adams said that his inability to accept to concept affected his ability to even hear it properly. To Affleck, the statement that some Muslims are violent extremists mutated into *all* Muslims are violent extremists, and it was that notion he attacked. He was beyond making a straw-man argument, to him, the scarecrow was the reality.

Just remember, talking to them like you would to a real crazy person, in soothing tones and reassuring voices, will probably make them even angrier.

So by all means, do it.

Posted by: glen at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (zedDr)

153 Good post, Ace.

The movie is bad: do not watch at the cost of your sanity and sense of well being.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (R7+kO)

154 What's the call sign for a Llama drop anyway? (you know, just in case it gets weird here in flyover country?)

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (yV4wg)

155 I find this hard to believe."

I don't. The CIA "factbook" has become as reliable as Snopes.

Oh, you meant the German thingy - Nah. Oil has been roughly 100 Mtoe for half a century. Coal has dropped off (but is still in 2nd place), replaced by NGas and Nuke ...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (MINbv)

156 I'm just reaching for the guillotine for my cigar. I have 3 fingers of a fine bourbon poured with one ice cube. A good fire burning. I'm going to sit back and watch this madness unfold. It is going to be wonderful show.

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (jxbfJ)

157 Put on pants, Jesus.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison


How am I supposed to clean your swimming pool in pants?

Posted by: Jesus Remirez at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (ZFUt7)

158 149 My days of not taking you seriously have definitely come to a middle.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (0mRoj)

======================

No one does.

Especially my wife.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (mC1ZI)

159 Ace, I think I remember you recommending a book about the French Revolution either here at the blog or on Twitter. What book is it?

Posted by: Mark1971 at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (gdnq1)

160 Since we're past 100 comments,

HOLY CATS.

DC-based artist Cass Clemmer wants to de-stigmatize periods and has written a children's cartoon book that "informs" them...........................men have periods, too.

Newsbusters.

I hear at least three horses thundering across the skies. The fourth must not be far behind.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (PY9jH)

161 I read posts here because they are often insightful or funny. But most of the time. I don't care about the issue. Meh. Who cares? Actually that is it - I'm looking for a laugh at the worries of the progressives.

Laugh. Point and laugh. What other response is there to unbridled hysteria?

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (UgF8H)

162 -My wife and I are/were friends with a couple that is like this. But they have some money. She posted on social media, because she is the treasurer of her kids' PTA, that she was "literally counting change to keep the school running." This is NYC run school. It is not in danger of being shut down.


This is part of the gag.

1. public schools
2. in a deep blue state
3. and supposedly they are starving at the speed of light.
4. And we should trust them to run anything.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (326rv)

163 This is extremely well put. She says. Whilst avoiding doing her actual job.

And I would like to tell everyone reading: Please do not give in to it. Do let their sickness become your sickness.

When they panic, do not let their panic cause you agitation.


This is what I am trying, and failing, at doing.

I'm also trying to stop and ask myself is this how I was about Obama? Is this how I'm being about the Left? If President Clinton were doing the same thing would I be losing my mind about it?

Sometimes I don't like the answers to those questions.

This is where I bring up Pontypool yet again. If you haven't seen it, it's a very interesting zombie movie where the infection is spread through language. It's really a study of the madness of crowds and how an idea is an infection.

It's based on the Tony Burgess novel and I think the film version is a better format for it than the novel as it streamlines the idea. I haven't listened to the radio play version.

But, yes, the madness of the crowd is an actual psychological event and the dynamics of how and why are fascinating.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (mf5HN)

164
There are other better ways and I believe Cruz would have utilized those ways but you go with what brung ya and right now it's Trump and his ways.
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (zoyKY)

+++

I agree it takes some getting used to. Trump is a different beast, I'll have to say, and so far, he's got the media spinning like the dirt devils they are. They look bad, and he certainly got the Demtards to look foolish, immature, and ridiculous when he gave his speech before Congress last Tues.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (Ivjge)

165 The one thing that gave their lives meaning was the power to tell us lessers what to do.

I don't think they cared all that much about their liberal politics--it was the power that was seductive and fulfilling.

And we took that away.

We are facing pure hate and anger.

It will not go away even if they get the power back.

Because that will only remind them: We can never be allowed to ever take that power away from them again.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (AmMfi)

166 >>We are used to saying X Derangement Syndrome but I really think there is some actual derangement going on.

THIS

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (NOIQH)

167 158 149 My days of not taking you seriously have definitely come to a middle.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (0mRoj)

======================

No one does.

Especially my wife.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:29 PM (mC1ZI)

Heh. You do get the reference though, right?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (0mRoj)

168 Trump apoears to be having mental hygiene problems
He doesn't look like he is going to make it through 4 years no matter how much golf he plays in Florida

Posted by: Him at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (8R4im)

169 I've just read that the US Supreme Court has declined the opportunity to declare that transvestite kids are actually the sex they dress up as...

If I live long enough to see Roe and Obergefell overturned, I can die a truly happy man!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (kP16F)

170 It's interesting that NatGeo shows Germany at 27% in November '15.

Posted by: Joseph at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (/f1mm)

171 November 8, 2016 was the progressives' 9/11. Just as real Americans felt
the loss of security and control over their own fates that day, so did
progressives feel that on 11/8.

Actually, for most of 11/8 (Election Day), voters were still going to the polls, progressives were still confident of a Hillary victory and many of us Morons (including myself) were bracing ourselves for what we thought would be the inevitable. It wasn't until very late in the evening that results started looking good for Trump, and not until well past midnight in the Eastern and Central time zones that Trump clinched his win. So it was actually November 9, or 11/9, that was "the progressives' 9/11" IMO .

Posted by: Secret Square at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (+HoK2)

172 The black flag anarchists this summer, will demand your attention.

Or posi-traction.

Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (8J/Te)

173 155
I don't. The CIA "factbook" has become as reliable as Snopes.

And snopes is totes reliable. With their CEO embezzling money ($98k) so he can snort cocaine off a hooker's ass.

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (jxbfJ)

174 I'm not complaining.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
===

Congrats, man! Seriously happy for you.


My secret to my awesome work ethic is that I am lazy as hell. I get it done fast and I get it right the first time because I am too damn lazy to go back and do it again.




Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (6TED6)

175 It explains those wonderful election night freakout videos of liberal reactions to Trump Victorious. People screaming, crying, I remember one girl literally shaking with fear and sobbing "Trump is the leader of the Redneck People!"

Posted by: josephistan at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (7HtZB)

176 Well said.

I think "... hysteria loves company" goes a long way toward explaining the utter and ongoing panic, rage and chest-beating paranoia I see in my area (Massachusetts, Peoples' Republic of). Any place that went 2:1 for The Felonious Witch of Westchester is going to have plenty of herd-dwellers who are going to panic the instant others around them start to panic. And we're filthy with such herd-dwellers here in the heart of the Acela Corridor Media Bubble.

They will eventually burn themselves out, but it will take years. Years.

Sounds like a good time to be moving to, ahem, less populated areas.

Posted by: DocJ at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (NYS7S)

177

One of those posts that was dearly needed.

Great job, Ace.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (0mz2+)

178 167 Heh. You do get the reference though, right?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (0mRoj)

====================

*hangs head in shame*

I had to look it up, despite going through Firefly twice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (mC1ZI)

179 HOLY CATS.

DC-based artist Cass Clemmer wants to de-stigmatize periods and has written a children's cartoon book that "informs" them...........................men have periods, too.

Newsbusters.

I hear at least three horses thundering across the skies. The fourth must not be far behind.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

How dare you. Educating youth about natural bodily functions is a perfectly natural, sensible thing to do.

Posted by: The Hot Flash at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (326rv)

180 172
The black flag anarchists this summer, will demand your attention.

Or posi-traction.


Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (8J/Te)
They'd be wise to stay off my lawn. Or away from the front bumper of my vehicle.

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (jxbfJ)

181 And snopes is totes reliable. With their CEO embezzling money ($98k) so he can snort cocaine off a hooker's ass.
Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (jxbfJ)

A man needs a hobby.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (0mRoj)

182 that she was "literally counting change to keep the school running." This is NYC run school.

Can your eyeballs really get stuck in the back of your head if they roll too far?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (B+qrE)

183 >>Posted by: Him at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (8R4im)


Your concern is:

[x] Noted
[ ] Not Noted

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (NOIQH)

184 154 What's the call sign for a Llama drop anyway? (you know, just in case it gets weird here in flyover country?)




Danger close! Repeat, danger close! Expend all remaining llamas my position! Fire for effect!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (/B2KC)

185 Good stuff.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (/tuJf)

186 174 Congrats, man! Seriously happy for you.


My secret to my awesome work ethic is that I am lazy as hell. I get it done fast and I get it right the first time because I am too damn lazy to go back and do it again.




Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (6TED6)

=========================

Heh. I like it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (mC1ZI)

187 Heh. You do get the reference though, right?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (0mRoj)

This is my very best gun.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (R7+kO)

188 Non -hydro includes nuclear . Was that not included?


Non-hydro renewables 41.5%

Nuclear 6.8%

Hydro 2.5%

Fossils 45.7%

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (gIRsn)

189 Posted by: Him at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (8R4im)

Was he crying or losing weight or gaining weight? You guys are the experts on mental hygiene.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (zoyKY)

190 Tune out when you fear you're being infected. Get off the internet, turn off the tv, and do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job.

This is really good advice. Seriously, cut loose. Go a day or two without even looking at news or the internet. You'll find out how what loomed so big no longer does.

I keep bringing this up but: what was the big outrage last week? What was the thing that made you so upset and tweet and comment and grit your teeth so much? The week before?

It meant so much back then, but now we can barely remember what it was. And that's the lesson to learn: it is not that huge. It is not that important. Life matters more, family, friends, the world around us. Love, God, Honor, Truth.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (39g3+)

191 do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job

Absolutely not. The Internet is a vast warehouse of knowledge; all the worlds museums, all the art galleries, all the works of man are online; all the universities, all the liberries, all known science.

Do not turn away from the internet. Instead, embrace it. Make it your own, spend more time on the 'net, not less.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (GxnyS)

192 Didn't Germany decide to shut off all their nuke plants after Fukushima?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (6Ll1u)

193 I've long thought that the answer -- to which we will arrive clumsily -- is the framework of federalism established by the Founders. If Massachusetts wants to let child-molesters marry farm animals, and North Carolina wants to require everyone to smoke, and California has daily naked yoga for all public employees, then so be it. Obviously, I overstate the case, but IF what goes on in Washington is not so damned important in everyday life, and the federal government sticks to what it was created for, then we will find a way to bridge these differences and even celebrate them.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 06, 2017 02:17 PM (jK8Z7)


Never will happen.

There are those that will still want to tell everyone else what to do and how to do it.

Trust me, people in the south have been hearing for decades "that's not how we did it in New York".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (1JnAL)

194 I hear at least three horses thundering across the skies. The fourth must not be far behind.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

GIDDYUP already

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (jxbfJ)

195 DC-based artist Cass Clemmer wants to de-stigmatize periods and has written a children's cartoon book that "informs" them...........................men have periods, too.


I'm 53.

Still haven't hit puberty apparently.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (B+qrE)

196 182 that she was "literally counting change to keep the school running." This is NYC run school.

Can your eyeballs really get stuck in the back of your head if they roll too far?

Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (B+qrE)

That's what mothers always tell their kids.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (0mRoj)

197 DC-based artist Cass Clemmer wants to de-stigmatize periods and has written a children's cartoon book that "informs" them...........................men have periods, too.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (PY9jH)

*****





"Men have feelings too...

May I share mine with you?"

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (C+qQ0)

198 Trump apoears to be having mental hygiene problems
He doesn't look like he is going to make it through 4 years no matter how much golf he plays in Florida
Posted by: Him

Playing golf in office is eeeevvvvviiiilll.

Posted by: King Putt at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (326rv)

199 Magnificent, Ace.

I can relate to some degree. When King Cockroach won in '08, i dreaded the coming treason and criminality. 'Not my President'--been there, baby. I stopped blogging for years, just to give it a rest.

We didn't riot, though. Or cry on TV. Or use our kids as props. Or other people's kids, for that matter.

Now we've come to place where, for example, the Associated Press, whom Obama wiretapped. is running interference for their Wiretapper. The Leg-Humping Media has no leg to hump anymore.

They're quite mad, you know.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (/4bOy)

200 191 Absolutely not. The Internet is a vast warehouse of knowledge; all the worlds museums, all the art galleries, all the works of man are online; all the universities, all the liberries, all known science.

Do not turn away from the internet. Instead, embrace it. Make it your own, spend more time on the 'net, not less.
Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (GxnyS)

====================

Gutenberg.org

Start there and don't get off until you're done.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (mC1ZI)

201 Surprising fact. Sunny Germany generates 41.5% of its electricity from non-hydropower renewables (solar and wind).



Source: CIA World Factbook

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (gIRsn)

I would believe that 41.5% of the installed generation capacity located inside Germany is renewable. I do not believe that the actual proportion of production is that high, more like 30%. It is dark half of the day, and the wind does not blow all the time.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (jK8Z7)

202 Is Him a him or a himHer?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (KlI/a)

203 >>Or posi-traction.



Self-Locking Hubs, FTW!

Posted by: garrett at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (eGfTO)

204
That's Soros' plan. First, kill all the birds.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 02:12 PM (8ZskC)


hehe, then blame climate change

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (0mz2+)

205 195 DC-based artist Cass Clemmer wants to de-stigmatize periods and has written a children's cartoon book that "informs" them...........................men have periods, too.

Of course they do. Why else is it called menarche?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (0mRoj)

206 "do let their sickness become your sickness"

missing a negative there.

kind of like the Paolo Bible, "thou shalt commit adultery"

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (tu5OU)

207 "Didn't Germany decide to shut off all their nuke plants after Fukushima?"

They have *such* a problem with tsunamis, don't you know.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (noWW6)

208 "Men have feelings too..."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTVzSq81wCs

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (C+qQ0)

209 191 do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job

Absolutely not. The Internet is a vast warehouse of knowledge; all the worlds museums, all the art galleries, all the works of man are online; all the universities, all the liberries, all known science.

-----

that's a lot of words to say "porn"

Posted by: josephistan at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (7HtZB)

210 He was mad that the attacks were against blue America, not that people were killed.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 06, 2017 02:24 PM (X7E8f)
---
Yup. I remember that.

All the libs' talk about "division" and he's saying "You bombed the wrong people!!!"

If you want consistency out of a lib, you got to puree them.

Posted by: Axeman at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (2mC6G)

211 I totally agree with Jane D'oh who got in early at 3.

Another great Ace take.

Posted by: scottst at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (idA6q)

212 IIRC, SCott Adams did a post or two about his suspicion that Hillary had brought on a major persuasion expert - "Godzilla - and that they were intentionally ginning up the fear about Trump with all of their Trump = Hitlers, sending 'em off to camps and all that imagery.

I agree that Trump willing was the trigger, but Adams' post(s) indicate Hillary's team intentionally 'primed the pump'.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (NOIQH)

213 So Alexandria schools are closing for the day without women. Virginia has gone batshit crazy and now makes Maryland seem (almost) normal.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (OD2ni)

214 197 "Men have feelings too...

May I share mine with you?"

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 06, 2017 02:33 PM (C+qQ0)

====================

I feel hungry.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (mC1ZI)

215 I ain't wearing pants just because Insty linked the HQ. If they're coming here they're immigrants and need to assimilate.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (kTF2Z)

216 187 Heh. You do get the reference though, right?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (0mRoj)

This is my very best gun.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (R7+kO)

Her name's Vera.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (0mRoj)

217 no matter how much golf he plays in Florida

And we are now once again concerned with presidential golf.

Still waiting on the homeless and crap schools to reappear in the national lexicon.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (B+qrE)

218 MoonPad Futures are Soaring!

Posted by: INTrade Guy at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (eGfTO)

219 Great post Ace...well said.

Posted by: Tentotwo at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (9rg3P)

220 "men have periods, too. "


Confirmed.

Posted by: Chris Hayes at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (OD2ni)

221 I've long thought that the answer -- to which we will arrive clumsily --
is the framework of federalism established by the Founders.


Won't happen until and unless there is a (likely) violent and bloody divorce among said states.

Scratch a leftist and there is a bitter, angry social worker just dying to "fix" everything "wrong" with you. States like Massachusetts and Commifornia act entirely the same way.

Posted by: DocJ at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (NYS7S)

222 the madness of the crowd is an actual psychological event and the dynamics of how and why are fascinating. [/]

If the #s move we make money.

Posted by: DJII at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (8J/Te)

223 215 I ain't wearing pants just because Insty linked the HQ. If they're coming here they're immigrants and need to assimilate.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (kTF2Z)

===================

Your In-Laws must love you.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (mC1ZI)

224 That's Soros' plan. First, kill all the birds.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 02:12 PM (8ZskC)

hehe, then blame climate change
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (0mz2+)

It has been done- the Four Pests campaign. Creepy stuff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (R7+kO)

225 A big part of the Panic of the Addlepates is-


the cynical use of Fake News by the MFM.

I was forced by circumstances to listen to Saturday's ABC Evening News.

It was literally, not figuratively, but literally, a paranoid barrage of anti-Trump insanity.

Just koo-koo bananas.

There wasn't even a token attempt at even-handedness. Mere constant attack.

Millions of people use ABC's bizarro propaganda as their primary news source-

it's no wonder that they feel panicked.

I guess they're all Community Organizers now. Everyone on the Left. They just keep stirring and stirring and stirring the pot until everything breaks down.

Trump and his people better get up to speed fast on this nonsense and apply the law directly to leftist and Dim big wigs and financiers where appropriate. A couple of high-profile scalps will do wonders for calming things down.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (vZ9Fw)

226 En Fuego Ace !

Also spot - on.

So many good and true things in one post.

I had to start doing most of these things to keep my sanity under the previous administration, so continuing is no problem. Just a little extra joy in life because I've seen their power falter, and I may yet see it crumble altogether.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (Oeb2k)

227 Put on pants, Jesus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
---
Once again - phrasing be impotent.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (p+4lN)

228 I keep bringing this up but: what was the big outrage last week?"

Heh. Funny but true.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (MINbv)

229 What can you possibly do when the other side completely rejects the facts you present?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 06, 2017 02:14 PM (ZM2xo)


Point them to here:

http://ace.mu.nu/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (0mz2+)

230 Bad chemicals?

How very Kurt Vonnegut of you.

Posted by: JAS at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (4sHXv)

231 221 I've long thought that the answer -- to which we will arrive clumsily --
is the framework of federalism established by the Founders.

Won't happen until and unless there is a (likely) violent and bloody divorce among said states.

Scratch a leftist and there is a bitter, angry social worker just dying to "fix" everything "wrong" with you. States like Massachusetts and Commifornia act entirely the same way.
Posted by: DocJ at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (NYS7S)

=====================

We can have federalism without a divorce.

It's just going to require liberals meaning it when they say they want the federal government to have less power over them.

They don't mean it now, but another term of Trump might convince them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (mC1ZI)

232 23% of German electricity is generated from biomass. Maybe that is what they need all the refugees for.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (OmhcY)

233 "Men have feelings too...

May I share mine with you?"

Posted by: Taco Shack"



Was that sung by the hippie teacher on Beavis and Butthead?

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (OD2ni)

234 A time is coming when men will go mad,
and when they see someone who is
not mad,
they will attack him, saying,
You are mad; you are not like
us.

Posted by: St. Anthony the Great at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (EVi2J)

235 Danger close! Repeat, danger close! Expend all remaining llamas my position! Fire for effect!
====

Multi-barrelled Llama Launchers. Dotting the skies with heavily-armed airborne llamas.




Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (6TED6)

236 >>DC-based artist Cass Clemmer wants to de-stigmatize periods and has
written a children's cartoon book that "informs"
them...........................men have periods, too.


"de-stigmatize periods" - Since when has that need required?
This is 3rd wave feminist nonsense, activists in search for a new cause.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (NOIQH)

237 Was that sung by the hippie teacher on Beavis and Butthead?
Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (OD2ni)

That was Lesbian Seagull.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (0mRoj)

238 Non-hydro renewables 41.5%

Nuclear 6.8%

Hydro 2.5%

Fossils 45.7%
Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:32 PM (gIRsn)

and then darkness falls, and they have to power up all the normal means of making electricity...

The only way Wind or Solar make macro economic sense... is if your fuel cost savings are sufficient to pay for all the plant costs of creating the second source of power.

Because you still have to create Dependable sources of power, for when the wind is not blowing, or its night... or its a BLIZZARD...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (NgKpN)

239 Donna, you say, what can you do when the other side rejects facts you present, or refuses to listen. Well, if I care about the relationship, I refuse to talk politics with them anymore. (And even so, unfortunately, I no longer view the relationship in the same way.)

Posted by: Alana at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (ZbRez)

240 218
MoonPad Futures are Soaring!

Posted by: INTrade Guy at March 06, 2017 02:36 PM (eGfTO)

Maxipads however...................

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (jxbfJ)

241 227 Once again - phrasing be impotent.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (p+4lN)

====================

What if I was actually talking to Jesus, my plumber? Huh? Did you ever think of that?

No.

You just think of yourself, not poor Jesus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (mC1ZI)

242 What can you possibly do when the other side completely rejects the facts you present?

Realize that you're dealing with religious fanatics and arm yourself according to the size of the group ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (AoK0a)

243 236 >>DC-based artist Cass Clemmer wants to de-stigmatize periods and has
written a children's cartoon book that "informs"
them...........................men have periods, too.


"de-stigmatize periods" - Since when has that need required?
This is 3rd wave feminist nonsense, activists in search for a new cause.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 02:38 PM (NOIQH)

There is no stigma, unless not wanting them to bleed freely all over the fucking place counts as stigma.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (0mRoj)

244 We can have federalism without a divorce.

Oh, we most certainly can.

I'm just suggesting we most certainly won't, is all.

Posted by: DocJ at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (NYS7S)

245 Congrats TJM!

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (WuRdh)

246 229 Point them to here:

http://ace.mu.nu/
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (0mz2+)

=================

Never heard of that place.

Better or worse than Hot Air?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (mC1ZI)

247 So...

About that Iowa State protest...

Just guess the major of the chief protester.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (B+qrE)

248 Any time a see a pop up of one statistic like Germany gets 41% of its electricity from solar and wind I have to ask 41% of what. Do they have a lot of A/C in the summer? Do they use coal or oil to heat in the winter?


If my only hotel load at home was electric lights I could probably go off the grid on solar and wind but at what cost?



But the fact is, no roof-top solar installation is big enough to supply a heat pump running here in the Summer or Winter.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (mpXpK)

249 Thanks for this post Ace. My mom called me a few mornings ago and I could hear my dad (who is on blood pressure meds) yelling in the background. What's wrong with Dad? He's yelling because the news person isn't asking the obvious question that would cut through the nonsense. He's yelling that the media is in the tank with progressives and they are all corrupt. My dad was so mad that he was standing in front of the television, railing. I asked Mom if this is a common occurrence for my 70 yr old father. All the time, she said.
I told her pretty much the same thing Ace just said (but not as well as he said it). I'm afraid my dad is going to have a heart attack. I'm going to send them a link to this post...
Back to lurking!

Posted by: UDM at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (xtfZE)

250 247 So...

About that Iowa State protest...

Just guess the major of the chief protester.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (B+qrE)

Gender Studies?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (0mRoj)

251
We can have federalism without a divorce.

It's just going to require liberals meaning it when they say they want the federal government to have less power over them.

They don't mean it now, but another term of Trump might convince them.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (mC1ZI)

Nope, you can't have Federalism until you break the Power of the Federal Courts.

Look at Prop 8 out in Calif...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (NgKpN)

252 >>Maxipads however...................
Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother



Always.
Get the wings.
Always.

Posted by: Pad Buying Matra at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (eGfTO)

253 "de-stigmatize periods"


*looks around nervously for Jen*

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (6TED6)

254 245 Congrats TJM!
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (WuRdh)

===================

Hasn't happened yet, but the organization needs a restructure and they have many spots to fill, and it needs to be done quickly.

I'm just biding my time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (mC1ZI)

255 There is no stigma, unless not wanting them to bleed freely all over the fucking place counts as stigma.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (0mRoj)

I'm a naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasty woman!

Posted by: Ashley Judd, waving the bloody sheet at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (7HtZB)

256 there is a bitter, angry social worker just dying to "fix" everything "wrong" with you."

Thus this past weekend's post on the "nudger" bemoaning West (By God) Virginia's move rightward in the Presidential election.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (MINbv)

257 23% of German electricity is generated from biomass. Maybe that is what they need all the refugees for.

Solyent Zap is people ???????

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (AoK0a)

258 >>There is no stigma, unless not wanting them to bleed freely all over the fucking place counts as stigma.


Exactly. Next up: de-stigmatizing sweating!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (NOIQH)

259 Wind power only doesn't work if the wind isn't blowing.Or if it not blowing hard enough.Or if it is blowing too hard.Or the wind turbine is broken down.Other than that,it's totally reliable.

Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (r/0kC)

260 251 Nope, you can't have Federalism until you break the Power of the Federal Courts.

Look at Prop 8 out in Calif...
Posted by: Don Q. at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (NgKpN)

=====================

You can with a constitutional amendment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (mC1ZI)

261 Gender Studies?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (0mRoj)


More specific please.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (B+qrE)

262 Her name's Vera.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:35 PM (0mRoj)

Still not trading.

Posted by: Mal Reynolds at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (WuRdh)

263 Oh great, do I have to wear those hoojiggies with the panty wings now? Because if I forget I could get my man-period and THEN what?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (RD7QR)

264
What if I was actually talking to Jesus, my plumber? Huh? Did you ever think of that?

No.

You just think of yourself, not poor Jesus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
----

Christ, I hadn't thought of that.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (p+4lN)

265 Trump apoears to be having mental hygiene problems
==

Do he now?

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (6TED6)

266 45ACP?

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (HDU3V)

267 >>Wind power only doesn't work if the wind isn't blowing.Or if it not
blowing hard enough.Or if it is blowing too hard.Or the wind turbine is
broken down.Other than that,it's totally reliable.


*AHEM*

Posted by: Birds at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (NOIQH)

268 Maxipads however...................
Posted by: Beau Bidens




Or Manipads??

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (/B2KC)

269 Was that sung by the hippie teacher on Beavis and Butthead?
Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 02:37 PM (OD2ni)


***

Yup.

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (C+qQ0)

270 "Any time a see a pop up of one statistic"

You SCIENCEDENIER!!!!!

/MowDeGrassTyson

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (MINbv)

271 I still find it amusing, in a sad way, that the party which Loves Science Sexually doesn't get that the technology doesn't exist to make solar and wind as energy-dense and efficient as fossil fuels or, heaven forfend, nuclear energy. You can't run a power grid on fairy dust and unicorn farts.
----------------------------------

I've had a conversation with a few other people - mostly when they talk about getting electric cars, and solar panels to charge it. I tell them this:

A gallon of gas costs about $2.50 where I live. Now, half of that is taxes, so the actual cost of the gas is approx $1.25. That cost includes what it costs to dig the oil up out of the ground, ship it halfway around the world, refine it, and ship it to the gas station.

That gallon of gas will propel my car about 35 miles. that's about 3.5 cents per mile.

If you can show me another source of energy that's that efficient, I'd love to hear about it.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (zSMr0)

272 >>>There is no stigma, unless not wanting them to bleed freely all over the fucking place counts as stigma.

>Exactly


I could tell you stories of things best left unseen...

yeah, I'm looking at you Elizabeth Warren!




Posted by: Moss Covered Rock at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (eGfTO)

273 261 Gender Studies?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (0mRoj)

More specific please.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (B+qrE)

More specific? Shit. Queer Theory?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (0mRoj)

274 I'm just spitballin' here, but it is a really, really bad idea to let Germany generate anything from anything with the prefix "bio" in it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (B+qrE)

275 It's actually pretty easy to keep your cool: don't use social media and don't watch the news.

All I do for news is read a variety of sources on the Internet. I knew almost a year in advance that Trump would win the election, and I'm similarly confident that everything the Left is doing to take down Trump is going to blow up in their own faces, Wile E. Coyote-style.

All this Dem/media noise is just psychological warfare. It's their preferred weapon, (especially when they've lost the levers of power, leaving it their ONLY weapon) so just sit back and enjoy their hysterical shrieking as they circle the drain.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (adsVM)

276 Great wordsmithin' as always.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (ZFUt7)

277 Oh, there'll be a hot time in the old town tonight ~

Storm Leaves 600,000 French Households Without Power

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 06, 2017 02:43 PM (4YGWz)

278 250
247 So...



About that Iowa State protest...



Just guess the major of the chief protester.



Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (B+qrE)



Gender Studies?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (0mRoj)

Itzel Zuniga, an ISU senior majoring in women's studies, decided earlier
this week that she wanted to disrupt opening remarks offered by ISU
President Steven Leath during this year's Iowa State Conference on Race
and Ethnicity.

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:43 PM (jxbfJ)

279 Since the election we've not been getting nearly the number of trolls we used to. I assume they're curled into balls under their beds.

Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 02:43 PM (PY9jH)

280 Wind power only doesn't work if the wind isn't blowing.Or if it not blowing hard enough.Or if it is blowing too hard.Or the wind turbine is broken down.Other than that,it's totally reliable.
Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (r/0kC)
------------------------------------
Global warming will result in higher average wind velocities, so wind power should become more reliable and efficient as things heat up.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 06, 2017 02:43 PM (OmhcY)

281 Gender Studies?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:40 PM (0mRoj)

More specific please.
Posted by: Circa




Pr0n Art Appreciation?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:43 PM (/B2KC)

282 271 If you can show me another source of energy that's that efficient, I'd love to hear about it.
Posted by: Farmer Joe at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (zSMr0)

=======================

"The car companies have a car that runs on water."
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (mC1ZI)

283 Surprising fact. Sunny Germany generates 41.5% of its electricity from non-hydropower renewables (solar and wind).



Source: CIA World Factbook

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:21 PM (gIRsn)

I would believe that 41.5% of the installed generation capacity located inside Germany is renewable. I do not believe that the actual proportion of production is that high, more like 30%. It is dark half of the day, and the wind does not blow all the time.


Imma go with this.

41.5% appears to be an alternative fact.

As of the end of 2015, renewable energy sources, such as biomass, biogas, biofuels, hydro, wind and solar, accounted for 12.4% of the country's primary energy consumption, a more than doubling compared to 2004, when renewables only contributed 4.5%.

and

In total, renewable energy sources - solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass - produced
approximately 185 TWh of electricity in 2016. There was no increase in production compared to
2015. Renewables thus made up around 33.9% of public net power supply. The share in gross
power supply - including power plants in the processing sector, the mining sector, quarries, and
excavation - is around 32%.


Note that this includes hydro.


Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (tewYv)

284 "Sunny Germany generates 41.5% of its electricity from non-hydropower renewables (solar and wind)."

And it has made electricity for ordinary German ratepayers into what the German press refer to as "a luxury good".

German heavy industry took one look at what the "green" _Energiewende_ was going to mean for their costs and competitiveness, and said, nein danke, we're out of here to China. Something like 400 factory complexes were due to shutter by 2020, in a country that's not geographically huge.

Merkel panicked at the projected increase in unemployment, and told the corporate boards of Deutschland AG that they wouldn't have to shoulder the massive new increase. Instead, it would all end up coming from the pockets of ordinary German residential electric users. Which it has.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (noWW6)

285 Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:43 PM (jxbfJ)

Looking it up is cheating!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (0mRoj)

286 "Biomass" = wood, garbage, and peat.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (RD7QR)

287 You just think of yourself, not poor Jesus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Nobody fucks with the Jesus

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (FZYNt)

288 kind of like the Paolo Bible, "thou shalt commit adultery"
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 02:34 PM (tu5OU)



I missed an episode of Planet Earth 2: Everything Wants To Screw and Bander was telling me about a segment on sea elephants and how the males were smashing into each other for the right to mate whilst a juvenile male was frolicking in the surf, banging any female that would have him.

I was all omg Paolo the Sea Elephant!

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (mf5HN)

289 263
Oh great, do I have to wear those hoojiggies with the panty wings now?
Because if I forget I could get my man-period and THEN what?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (RD7QR)

Just remember - sticky side down.

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (jxbfJ)

290 Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity

Proposal 1: Zero out the budget for that shit, President Leath.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (B+qrE)

291 Major? More specific?

Probly not Cosmetology looking at her...

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (yV4wg)

292 Many of the hysterics have a connection to The Borg. If you live in The Borg, you've been insulated from market forces and life has been relatively dandy. Trump threatens this.

If you live on the island of Manhattan (or another Borg Bubble), then you interact with a lot of these people. It's not indicative of the country at large.

MSM has a big stake in this. Their approval ratings are tanking. One good exposure and they'll drop significantly more. Revelations about Obama tapping, say?

I don't see the connection to 9/11.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 06, 2017 02:45 PM (SIY7D)

293 "279 Since the election we've not been getting nearly the number of trolls we used to. I assume they're curled into balls under their beds."


Bill Wynn showed up to troll during the Sessions dustup last week. His streak of being wrong is intact.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 02:45 PM (OD2ni)

294 287 You just think of yourself, not poor Jesus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Nobody fucks with the Jesus
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (FZYNt)

You gotta date Wednesday, baby!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:45 PM (0mRoj)

295 CRY HAVOC!


And let slip the llamas of war...

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:45 PM (6TED6)

296 You just think of yourself, not poor Jesus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Nobody fucks with the Jesus
Posted by: Rick in SK




Consuela does.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:46 PM (/B2KC)

297 This is where I bring up Pontypool yet again. If you haven't seen it, it's a very interesting zombie movie where the infection is spread through language

Interesting.

The new RPG that just came out "Torment: Tides of Numenera" Has the idea of a weaponized meme...

Like, a meme that literally caused the destruction of multiple civilizations...

Posted by: GMan at March 06, 2017 02:46 PM (sxq57)

298 289 263
Oh great, do I have to wear those hoojiggies with the panty wings now?
Because if I forget I could get my man-period and THEN what?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:41 PM (RD7QR)

Just remember - sticky side down.
Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (jxbfJ)

[Grimacing] NOW you tell me!

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:46 PM (RD7QR)

299 I missed an episode of Planet Earth 2: Everything Wants To Screw and Bander was telling me about a segment on sea elephants and how the males were smashing into each other for the right to mate whilst a juvenile male was frolicking in the surf, banging any female that would have him.

I was all omg Paolo the Sea Elephant!

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (mf5HN)



That is known as "The Sneaky Male".

And yes! That is a real reproductive strategy in Nature and it's spectacular.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 06, 2017 02:47 PM (vZ9Fw)

300 the idea of a weaponized meme...

Like with a longbow?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 02:47 PM (B+qrE)

301 [Grimacing] NOW you tell me!
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 06, 2017 02:46 PM (RD7QR)


It's a maxipad AND a hair removal strip!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:47 PM (0mRoj)

302 293 Plus there are a lot of one name "concerned" people who pop in daily.

Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 02:47 PM (r/0kC)

303 "Always.
Get the wings.
Always."


Trump tore my wings off.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 06, 2017 02:48 PM (OD2ni)

304 If you can show me another source of energy that's that efficient, I'd love to hear about it."

Start at 92 and work your way up in weight...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:48 PM (MINbv)

305 Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (tewYv)


Thanks. What's the source for that, please?

(I am actually interested in actual facts).

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 02:48 PM (gIRsn)

306 Trump tore my wing off.
Posted by: Michelle Fields


FIFY

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 02:48 PM (FZYNt)

307 Was just discussing the Rwandan genocide between the Hutus and Tutsi, and I could never quite wrap my head around the fact that it was the radio incitement to violence that kicked those festivities off.

Now I see very clearly how this could have happened.

Posted by: Derak at March 06, 2017 02:48 PM (KUSlL)

308 Trump tore my wings off.

And I ate them.

Posted by: Barbra Streisand at March 06, 2017 02:48 PM (B+qrE)

309 Thanks for the encouragement, Ace/ That's important and it's appreciated. I can get agitated too but as I don't listen (and don't have) TV news it tends to lessen my level of agitation. I'm more like;y to be agitated by some people here/ For me it's Lent so it's a time of fasting and feasting. I am up quite early in the morning (5;30)-before anyone else is-so I feast on purposeful silence and fast from facts that depress to truths that uplift. Do I always get this right?. No, but being purposeful about spiritual disciplines helps me immensely.

I read yesterday in the NY Post that some people on both sides of the political spectrum are choosing not to go on Facebook and fights about politics during Lent. I don't have FB but I'm glad to hear that they are doing this

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 06, 2017 02:48 PM (fDdVG)

310 I was all omg Paolo the Sea Elephant!

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:44 PM (mf5HN)


That is known as "The Sneaky Male".

And yes! That is a real reproductive strategy in Nature and it's spectacular.

Posted by: naturalfake




High school everywhere. The two jocks beat each others brains out while Paolo bangs the homecoming queen.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 02:49 PM (/B2KC)

311 Shorter Ace: Why, bless their hearts!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 06, 2017 02:49 PM (bE6x+)

312 So, as Remus says, avoid crowds.

Posted by: Derak at March 06, 2017 02:49 PM (KUSlL)

313 Surprising fact. Sunni Germany generates 41.5% of its terrorism from non-European renewables (Sunni and Shia).

FIFY

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 02:50 PM (HDU3V)

314 I've had a conversation with a few other people -
mostly when they talk about getting electric cars, and solar panels to
charge it. I tell them this:



A gallon of gas costs about $2.50 where I live. Now, half of that is
taxes, so the actual cost of the gas is approx $1.25. That cost
includes what it costs to dig the oil up out of the ground, ship it
halfway around the world, refine it, and ship it to the gas station.



That gallon of gas will propel my car about 35 miles. that's about 3.5 cents per mile.



If you can show me another source of energy that's that efficient, I'd love to hear about it.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (zSMr0)

I used to do something similar with the "green jobs" nonsense. Ordinary common sense will tell you that it takes more people, when you add up employment from the wellhead or mine to the light bulb, to deliver a kilowatt-hour of power using natural gas or coal than it does to deliver a kilowatt-hour using a solar panel. There never were going to be any green jobs. It was complete BS. And they still don't realize it.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 06, 2017 02:50 PM (jK8Z7)

315 312 So, as Remus says, avoid crowds.
Posted by: Derak at March 06, 2017 02:49 PM (KUSlL)

Well, Romulus was out to get him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:51 PM (R7+kO)

316 This is where I bring up Pontypool yet again. If you haven't seen it, it's a very interesting zombie movie where the infection is spread through language. It's really a study of the madness of crowds and how an idea is an infection.

This is L.A.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 02:51 PM (0mz2+)

317 (I am actually interested in actual facts).

Well, "Carbon Brief" seems to do good statistical work...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:51 PM (MINbv)

318 What is scary is their ability to believe almost anything no matter how unlikely or irrational.

"Trump will be GONE by Friday!"

They will jump on that 'quote' like a chicken on a June bug. Everybody in their inner circle will be told that without a shadow of a doubt that this will happen. Because WANT. And delusion or something.

Probably a lot like what happens in institutions for the criminally insane everyday.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:51 PM (6TED6)

319 I'm a 9/11 survivor and am not near being done.

After it was safe to come out in the open, I have watched the liberals do so. They've demeaned every sacrifice made on behalf of our country and turned it into something bad.

Every single action taken to keep us safe has been colored as bad or unnecessary because it crushed every meme they peddled prior to 9/11. So they pursued it with maniacal vigor.

Fuck them and everything they stand for.

Meanwhile we've seen some of the most outlandish attacks on our democracy in the name of a poltical cult, using the weaponized bureaucracy and social shaming to carry it out.

People are finished with those tactics and the people carrying them out. That's one reason you have Trump.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (gjdGN)

320 >>>>Like, a meme that literally caused the destruction of multiple civilizations...<<<<<

Marxism?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (x3uSY)

321
It's interesting that NatGeo shows Germany at 27% in November '15.

Posted by: Joseph at March 06, 2017 02:31 PM (/f1mm)
Clean Energy Wire says 17% in 2016




Posted by: MAC-SOG at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (QPdNE)

322 318 What is scary is their ability to believe almost anything no matter how unlikely or irrational.

"Trump will be GONE by Friday!"

They will jump on that 'quote' like a chicken on a June bug. Everybody in their inner circle will be told that without a shadow of a doubt that this will happen. Because WANT. And delusion or something.

Probably a lot like what happens in institutions for the criminally insane everyday.
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:51 PM (6TED6)

====================

My response:

"When he's still in office on Saturday, will you at least shut up?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (mC1ZI)

323 I used to do something similar with the "green jobs" nonsense. Ordinary common sense will tell you that it takes more people, when you add up employment from the wellhead or mine to the light bulb, to deliver a kilowatt-hour of power using natural gas or coal than it does to deliver a kilowatt-hour using a solar panel. There never were going to be any green jobs. It was complete BS. And they still don't realize it.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 06, 2017 02:50 PM (jK8Z7)

There could be, if they just started pushing for nuclear. But Scary Nukes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (R7+kO)

324 Barbara Streisand needs to stick to the anti Trump liquid diet, Scotch and Bourbon

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (HDU3V)

325 There never were going to be any green jobs"

WHAT???

Posted by: Giant who is... green at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (MINbv)

326 This is where I bring up Pontypool yet again. If you haven't seen it, it's a very interesting zombie movie where the infection is spread through language. It's really a study of the madness of crowds and how an idea is an infection.


Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (mf5HN)


That's a great movie. Really fun and interesting. Highly recommended.

ANother, similar, movie (in terms of the radio station sanctuary) also came out around the same time which is also very, very good - Dead Air.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (zc3Db)

327 If he became the embodiment of Coddington Van Vorhees VII, they would scream. It's what they do. part of the gag is that EVERYTHING is crazy. EVERYONE is a HitlerklanKochtopus.

Trump's success was based in part on the fatigue/overuse of this gag.
Posted by: Blue Hen
.............
yeah.. I get that.. and the really really crazies will never change anyway..

But there's a lot of folks in the middle who aren't inherently nutsy that hoped for more normalcy when he finally took office. The chaos is not only from him, but the lefties exploiting everything and creating whole new scandals out of whole cloth.

It is those folks who I'm talking about.. the ones who would normally not give in to the mass hysteria.. Trump isn't instilling much confidence in them.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:53 PM (so+oy)

328 Getting off social media is a great idea. I deleted my Facebook almost three months ago and I don't miss it one bit. When I see people around me looking at Facebook on their computers or phones I think to myself "I can't believe I used to have one; what a waste of time."

If you can't delete your account for whatever reason then I would suggest seeing if you can go without it for one week. You'll be happier if you do, I guarantee it.

Posted by: Independent George at March 06, 2017 02:53 PM (BDZWU)

329 " than it does to deliver a kilowatt-hour using a solar panel."

There's an upper bound to how much energy you can get from a square-meter of solar panel, and for the foreseeable future it'll never be enough except for spot applications.

If you don't like this, take it up with God.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 06, 2017 02:53 PM (SIY7D)

330 323 There could be, if they just started pushing for nuclear. But Scary Nukes.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (R7+kO)

=====================

"That movie from the 70s said that nuclear energy was the devil. And they're experts. Those 'nuclear engineers' who say it's safe are just paid by big Nukes."
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (mC1ZI)

331 If you don't like this, take it up with God.
Posted by: Ignoramus

yeah, it's his fault the sun is contributing to global warming

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (FZYNt)

332 >>>They're on the crazy train, and they're trying to sell more tickets.

Decline to ride.<<<

Wait, is this a Mika thread again?

Posted by: Fritz at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (2Mnv1)

333 There never were going to be any green jobs.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 06, 2017 02:50 PM (jK8Z7)
---------------------------------------
Bullshit

Posted by: Aerodynamicist at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (OmhcY)

334 295 CRY HAVOC!


And let slip the llamas of war...

*
*
Everybody forgets about us.

Posted by: Killer Guanacos and Savage Alpacas at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (Dg36k)

335 If you can show me another source of energy that's that efficient, I'd love to hear about it.
Posted by: Farmer Joe at March 06, 2017 02:42 PM (zSMr0)


This is where I bring up some bint for the Guardian (I'm not looking if it wasn't the Guardian it should be) yammering on and on and on about how Iceland would be converting to all geothermal energy by 2020 and why couldn't the UK?

That's when I screamed at my monitor BECAUSE ICELAND IS A VOLCANO YOU IDIOT TWATLING!

I do believe it was the same bint who didn't get why Normay, which is made out of waterfalls, could manage to get so much energy from hydroelectric.

aaarrrrggghhh

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (mf5HN)

336 Is there not a single

COME WID IT, NOW!

in here?

Posted by: garrett at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (eGfTO)

337 I'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train...


Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (7N6ox)

338 There could be, if they just started pushing for nuclear. But Scary Nukes.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (R7+kO)

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

Yeah, I'd definitely support more nukes.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (zSMr0)

339 Compare and contrast the liberals' reaction to Trump's election with our reaction to Obama's election.

2008/2012: "Shit. Oh well."

2016: "The sky is literally falling! It's the end of democracy! The end of America! The end of the Earth! The end of the galaxy! I might just have to go kill myself! Ahhhhhh!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 06, 2017 02:55 PM (SRKgf)

340 My response:

"When he's still in office on Saturday, will you at least shut up?"

Nah. Remember "Fitzmas", and the breathless who kept moving from "24 hours" to "3 days" to "10 days" to "10 business days"?
They were still blabbering when the entire investigation shut down.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:55 PM (MINbv)

341 >>>Again - Dad's not doing so good in Family Court these days.


the more a divorce costs you, the more it's probably worth it.

if your spouse says "Let's just do this fairly and pretty simply and as easily for both of us as possible," that's probably a marriage you could've muddled through with (even if you didn't want to -- you could have).

in the end: We have the food. They will be made to come to terms.

Food > hollywood and social media apps

Posted by: ace at March 06, 2017 02:55 PM (8rNrN)

342 "'Biomass' = wood, garbage, and peat"

The huge Drax power station in the UK was converted from coal to "biomass".

Because, hey, it sounded good, and the British chattering classes are just as keen on green virtue signalling and are just as technically illiterate as are their US counterparts.

Here's what that comes down to. Drax is now fueled by wood pellets. That's the fetchingly titled "biomass". The wood for those pellets comes from forests being extensively clearcut in the southeastern USA, and the pellets themselves are then hauled across the Atlantic in enormous bulk-carrier ships running on nasty sulfurous bunker fuel.

Burning wood. On a mass scale. In the 21st century. Jeebus wept.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (noWW6)

343
Their insanity is fake, though.

The Left is upset because You and I have our basic civil rights back. AND we have a Voice.

We have a Yuge Voice.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (mx+JH)

344 So I'm not allowed to Hulk out and do millions of dollars in damage?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (uhftQ)

345 And one of my big issues with Trump is the crap he peddled in Iraq. We would be having a very different conversation about that had the liberals boy-king and his drunken SoS carried through on the right policies and hadn't left our men standing in the field with dicks in their hands and no money to advance the fight.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (gjdGN)

346 My response:



"When he's still in office on Saturday, will you at least shut up?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
==

That's when they hit the mental reset button. History began this morning, of course.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (6TED6)

347 Nah. Remember "Fitzmas", and the breathless who kept moving from "24 hours" to "3 days" to "10 days" to "10 business days"?
They were still blabbering when the entire investigation shut down.
Posted by: Anon a mouse...

Just like Algore moving the goalposts on his 10 years till the end of the world promise

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (FZYNt)

348 339 Compare and contrast the liberals' reaction to Trump's election with our reaction to Obama's election.

2008/2012: "Shit. Oh well."

2016: "The sky is literally falling! It's the end of democracy! The end of America! The end of the Earth! The end of the galaxy! I might just have to go kill myself! Ahhhhhh!"
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 06, 2017 02:55 PM (SRKgf)

==================

I really should go into the Ace archives in 2008 and see what the Horde was saying at the time. Same with 2012.

We're a saucy bunch, and I think we have been since before I was part of this we. I'm betting our reactions were pretty unfiltered.

It'd be interesting to compare and contrast.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (mC1ZI)

349 I deleted my FB probably two years ago, and much happier for it.

I keep a Twitter, but it has zero of my real-life contacts linked to it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (Smm/k)

350 Lefty: Trump will be GONE by Friday!

Zod: You may pack one
suitcase. Bring enough food for three days' journey. You may not bring
currency, firearms, alcohol, or portable electronic devices. Report at the
train depot at 0800 Friday, and follow the instructions of the officers. The training is for your own good. Failure
to appear constitutes a Class 1 felony

Posted by: General Zod at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (Bdeb0)

351 "That movie from the 70s said that nuclear energy was the devil. And they're experts. Those 'nuclear engineers' who say it's safe are just paid by big Nukes."
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (mC1ZI)

I'd be fine with reviving the thorium reactors (no nuclear bomb material generated) the whole panoply. There were also some really interesting designs I remember reading about in Discover from France of all places.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (R7+kO)

352 oops. mea magna culpa.

Posted by: General Zod at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (Bdeb0)

353 333 There never were going to be any green jobs.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 06, 2017 02:50 PM (jK8Z7)
---------------------------------------
Bullshit
Posted by: Aerodynamicist at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (OmhcY)

Right?

Posted by: Solyndra executives at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (0mRoj)

354 346 That's when they hit the mental reset button. History began this morning, of course.
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (6TED6)

========================

Get them to promise today, and when they start again on Saturday, show the screengrab.

"You promised that you'd shut up. Why are you making yourself a liar?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (mC1ZI)

355 Zod please report to the white courtesy barrel.


No the WHITE Barrel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (R7+kO)

356 Oh Zod, a moment please?

Posted by: The Barrel at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (yV4wg)

357
The "News" today is now a hybrid of a daytime chat show and a reality show.

There is very little difference from The View and CNN and The Kardashians today.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (mx+JH)

358 to the barrelmobile

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (FZYNt)

359 350 Posted by: General Zod at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (Bdeb0)

=====================

Barrel. Report.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (mC1ZI)

360 "Nah. Remember "Fitzmas", and the breathless who kept moving from "24 hours" to "3 days" to "10 days" to "10 business days"?"


Ah yes. William Rivers Pitt. A nonstop source of comedy during the Bush years.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (OD2ni)

361 352 oops. mea magna culpa.
Posted by: General Zod at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (Bdeb0)


You-a maxima Barrel.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (0mRoj)

362 This is where I bring up some bint for the Guardian
(I'm not looking if it wasn't the Guardian it should be) yammering on
and on and on about how Iceland would be converting to all geothermal
energy by 2020 and why couldn't the UK?



That's when I screamed at my monitor BECAUSE ICELAND IS A VOLCANO YOU IDIOT TWATLING!



I do believe it was the same bint who didn't get why Normay, which
is made out of waterfalls, could manage to get so much energy from
hydroelectric.



aaarrrrggghhh

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:54 PM (mf5HN)

My favorite was the liberal who, when asked pointedly when asked what she proposed to use for power instead of petroleum smugly replied, "Batteries!"
It's funny, until you realize that these people have the vote too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (SRKgf)

363 Bow before The Barrel, Zod.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (mf5HN)

364 Barrel calling General Zod.. Barrel calling..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (so+oy)

365
Nobody uses IE4- Nobody.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (GxnyS)

366 351
I'd be fine with reviving the thorium reactors (no nuclear bomb material generated) the whole panoply. There were also some really interesting designs I remember reading about in Discover from France of all places.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (R7+kO)

=====================

France is big on nuclear power.

But seriously, does it matter? All nuclear power is the devil's work, amiright?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (mC1ZI)

367 ohhh, there's a barrel'n coming.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (MINbv)

368 the progressive infestation into the deep state, the media, and academia is the cancer. Trump is chemotherapy. The reaction is the cancer screaming as it dies. Just hope we are able to kill the cancer without killing the host.

Posted by: IanDeal at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (teGBX)

369 [

Dude, WTF?
I can't spend all day scrollin, bro!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (mx+JH)

370 This is where I bring up Pontypool yet again. If you haven't seen it, it's a very interesting zombie movie where the infection is spread through language. It's really a study of the madness of crowds and how an idea is an infection.


Welp. That is the major spoiler for that movie.

But, still it's a good horror movie even if you now know the shocking conclusion.


A better horror movie, I think, that came out a year earlier along the same lines is-

"The Signal" (2007)

it's a bit like "Pulp Fiction" in that there are 3 more or less intertwined stories that range from truly horrific to deep black comedy.


Check them out for a Sonic Plague Double Feature.


Posted by: naturalfake at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (vZ9Fw)

371 "It is those folks who I'm talking about.. the ones who would normally not give in to the mass hysteria.. Trump isn't instilling much confidence in them."

Over at my favorite -- the Rasmussen poll -- Trump is running "strongly disapprove" at around 40%. That's high.

But Obama ran 40% to 50% strongly disapprove for most of his eight years. A big exception was the run-up to the 2012 election when Obama worked the memes that the economy had turned the corner, Al Queda was over and bin Laden was dead.

Mostly Obama never got over 20% to 25% strongly approve. Trump is at 40%. People like Ace don't meet too many of these folks on a daily basis

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (SIY7D)

372 Have stopped Twittering, don't check Drudge Report, not following anything that SJW's have taken over (talking about you, ESPN).
Instead, exercising more, talking to my wife more, studying Bible more. Overall, much more calm without BHO or Shrill Hill as president.
And avoid discussing politics with rabid leftists. I just laugh and say I don't care anymore, because I don't.

Posted by: bubba at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (0d6wl)

373 Kneel before the Barrel, Zod.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (6TED6)

374 This rage is their undoing.

I think a lot of people on the Trumpwagon, esp. those who were pro Trump all along are misreading the extent of the neverTrump crowd outside of Washington and government. The Beltway and Deep State fans are very scarce outside NoVA and Maryland. Finding Trump awful doesn't mean one can't find his oppenents from McMuffin the spy to Kamala Harris much more awful. And things like the Gorsuch pick and that, in my opinion, weirdly DLC speech the other night have opened up more minds. The less openly political the more it seems to be happening.

Most of the rock ribbed chamber of commerce types, the libertarians, and the queasy religious true believers of the Russell Moore and Cardinal Dolan mold who found it too hard to vote Trump, are very turned off by the rage, and have been slowly in their secret places getting a "Trump on". Being a well know squish, after all I am all three of the above, I have heard the most surprising people declare a secret desire for Trump to hold firm against the media and donkey party. Some of y'all may love the guy, but sometimes hatred of those who would destroy the Republic in the name of a patrotism their every solipsistic act denies, may bind us functionally as strong.

A lot of neverTrumper Republicans found themselves strangely ok with election night, sometimes even light headed, and as the hysteria against him grew they became more and more ok with it. I can say this as I was one of these by inclination who rallied to the party like the good Republican my grandpa taught me to be. He sucked it in for Wilkie and Ike, just as his grandfather sucked it in for Blaine and Harrison. I too sucked it in for McCain, but find I am starting to enjoy belatedly sucking it in for Trump. Every outrage makes me firmer.


Posted by: Roy CT at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (wdHQo)

375 Oh Zod.

Enjoy the barrel, eh?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (tVWQB)

376 I can't spend all day scrollin, bro!
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (mx+JH)

Looks like Zod gets a Barrel Buddy.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (0mRoj)

377 Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (mx+JH)

==================

I'm going to need a ruling:

Repeating a barrel offence is worse than the original barrel offense, no?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (mC1ZI)

378 they tell us only that they have solid intelligence that an investigation will most likely prove the existence of the wolves.

One of the alphabet newsreaders let their agenda slip by stating: "the investigation trying to find links between Trump campaign and Russia".

admitting it's a fishing expedition

Posted by: kallisto at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (nNdYv)

379 now all we need is someone to repost the entire thread

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (FZYNt)

380 Right?
Posted by: Solyndra executives"

What are we, chopped liver?

uh...

Posted by: Soylent executives. at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (MINbv)

381 A Double Embarrelling!

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (6TED6)

382 Compare and contrast the liberals' reaction to Trump's election with our reaction to Obama's election.

2008/2012: "Shit. Oh well."

2016: "The sky is literally falling! It's the end of democracy! The end of America! The end of the Earth! The end of the galaxy! I might just have to go kill myself! Ahhhhhh!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 06, 2017 02:55 PM (SRKgf)



And Hitler. Plenty of Hitler in 2016

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (493sH)

383
Long cat is loooooooooooooooooong...

remember LONG CAT?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (mx+JH)

384 There's an upper bound to how much energy you can get from a square-meter of solar panel, and for the foreseeable future it'll never be enough except for spot applications.

If you don't like this, take it up with God.
Posted by: Ignoramus at March 06, 2017 02:53 PM (SIY7D)

***
Got it. What is the upper limit to the energy from a square meter of solar panels, given a hypothetical 100% efficiency?

Thanks.

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 06, 2017 03:01 PM (C+qQ0)

385 Soothsayer, dude. It's beyond the barrel to quote a barrel worthy post. That's, like, pickled barrel for one year territory.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 06, 2017 03:01 PM (gjdGN)

386 Dude, WTF?
I can't spend all day scrollin, bro!
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (mx+JH)
------------------
Now everyone can spend all day tomorrow scrollin too. /s

Posted by: Undocumented at March 06, 2017 03:01 PM (OmhcY)

387
And this is why our puter keyboards have an END button.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 03:01 PM (mx+JH)

388 Note to self: work on the thesis, or post on the smart military blog. Don't do both.

Posted by: General Zod at March 06, 2017 03:01 PM (Bdeb0)

389 My God.


It's full of gray.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:01 PM (6TED6)

390 France is big on nuclear power.

But seriously, does it matter? All nuclear power is the devil's work, amiright?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:58 PM (mC1ZI)

Well, I am most definitely not saying to put them in California- or Missouri (looking at you New Madrid)- put them in places like Nevada.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (R7+kO)

391 General Zod to the Barrel in the Phantom Zone.

Posted by: Barbra Streisand at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (B+qrE)

392 >>Dude, WTF?
I can't spend all day scrollin, bro!

A rare double clusterfuck. Well done.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (/tuJf)

393 That's a great movie. Really fun and interesting. Highly recommended.

ANother, similar, movie (in terms of the radio station sanctuary) also came out around the same time which is also very, very good - Dead Air.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (zc3Db)



If we're going with cults and being drawn into it, there's Sound Of My Voice which is quite creepy.

And then there's The East which plays with the same things and is done by the same people.

Disclosure: I'm a sucker for Brit Marling though *hangs head* I haven't watched The OA yet.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (mf5HN)

394 352 oops. mea magna culpa.
Posted by: General Zod at March 06, 2017 02:57 PM (Bdeb0

___________________________________________

NO SHIT SHERLOCK. LMAO

Posted by: Old Nam Vet at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (bKxiT)

395 Alexthechic, I, too, wondered if this is how I was under Obama. But no, it wasn't. I doubt you were, either.

Posted by: Alana at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (ZbRez)

396 I keep my cell phone in the microwave like Snowden. I'm working on detaching myself from the news except on certain hours. Morning coffee and evening during dinner is my final goal.

It's a work in progress. At least I saw the crazy coming after 9/11 and worked early to buy land and a house out in the country.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (2qHjF)

397 388 Note to self: work on the thesis, or post on the smart military blog. Don't do both.
Posted by: General Zod at March 06, 2017 03:01 PM (Bdeb0)

Contemplate this in the Barrel of Woe.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (0mRoj)

398 Quick - somebody CTRL-A CTRL-C and paste the whole blog into a comment box.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (GxnyS)

399 Barbara Streisand needs to stick to the anti Trump liquid diet, Scotch and Bourbon

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 02:52 PM (HDU3V)
.............

and Bud Light

Posted by: Bye Bye stubborn belly fat! at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (HgMAr)

400 I'm late but what a great post by ace.

Keep calm and ewok on.

Posted by: @votermom's phone at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (36cUd)

401 New source, Krautish Ministry of Economy and Energy:

Renewable: 29.5%

Brown coal (nasty stuff, btw): 23.1%

Nuke: 13.1%

Hard coal: 17.0%

Natural gas: 12.1%

Mineral oil (?): 0.9%

Other: 4.2%

"Gross electricity production", http://bit.ly/2lUxCzc

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (gIRsn)

402 secret square -- 11/9, I like it.

I like it.

I'll change it.

Christopher-

>>> Seriously, cut loose. Go a day or two without even looking at news or the internet. You'll find out how what loomed so big no longer does.

I keep bringing this up but: what was the big outrage last week? What was the thing that made you so upset and tweet and comment and grit your teeth so much? The week before?

It meant so much back then, but now we can barely remember what it was. And that's the lesson to learn: it is not that huge. It is not that important. Life matters more, family, friends, the world around us. Love, God, Honor, Truth.

...

yes this is a good point, I think i'll just put it into a post.

Posted by: ace at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (8rNrN)

403 Sock be gone.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (B+qrE)

404 Disclosure: I'm a sucker for Brit Marling though *hangs head* I haven't watched The OA yet.
Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (mf5HN)

I watched it. I promise I won't give you any spoilers. It was a bit...muddled.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (0mRoj)

405 shove this thread into a barrel and be done with it

Posted by: runner at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (c6/9Q)

406 I really should go into the Ace archives in 2008 and see what the Horde was saying at the time. Same with 2012.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (mC1ZI)


I was saying in 2008 that Barky's election was the end of America and an invitation to economic stagnation. I was correct on both accounts. Trump is trying to fix things up but we have yet to see the effects of the 20 trillion debt (and still growing at a rate of a trillion a year - which is going to get so much worse when interest rates return to normal), have yet to see the Fed even try to start unwinding its over 4 trillion balance sheet and have been living with the total decimation of the Constitution and any respect for the Rule of Law. We've got the Vichy GOP trying their hardest to keep BarkyCare with us (which is about the most un-American thing there ever was). Barky's totally un-Constitutional - criminal - "legalization" of the poor, widdle illegals is still operative ...

There was far too much irreparable damage done under Barky. Eventually, this nation is going to split in order for any AMerican-style republic to be allowed to exist again.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (zc3Db)

407 Thank you for this, Ace. The negative will always wear you down.

I am so glad the Trump is the POTUS. He fights and he wins.
None of the other candidates would do the same for us.

Posted by: ALH at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (uLuPn)

408
Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."

His words, not mine.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (mx+JH)

409 Let not your mellow be harshed. <<< Shoulda been the title

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (Re/7S)

410 "they are trying to spread it because crazy people resent the sane and want everyone to share their delusions, to validate those delusions."

True. The delusion part warps their thinking, but they still accept the outcome of their thoughts. It is like building argument on a flawed premise, except they can't accept the premise is flawed. It must be YOU that is flawed, for not admiring their "structure" which their fellow travelers so admire. In time many move into the "believe their own crap" trap and can't recall what parts were just "game theory".

Of course on the psyop level, Orwell and others wrote about the revisionist history and hate week stuff. Winston had to be forced to accept their "religion". The left is on a jihad, as crazy as the jihadists of Islam. The "other" is made into an "irredeemable deplorable", right Hillary?

Posted by: illiniwek at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (BrMft)

411 A double barreling?

Sorry Zod.

That means you go into The Barrel's Barrel, a festering pit of unimaginable foulness from which no one has ever returned.

Been nice knowing you.


Hopefully, you'll dissolve without too much difficulty.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (vZ9Fw)

412 Well, kids. That's something you don't see everyday. A double barreling.

Nice work, Sooth.

You two guys clean up the old pron while you're in there, 'kay?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (PY9jH)

413 If you don't like this, take it up with God.

Thank him for not being a mutant 1st.

Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (8J/Te)

414 Every outrage makes me firmer
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That's called a schadenboner.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (aX7np)

415 The problem is not that they are on crazy train, but the crazy train is headed right for our train on the same tracks.

I am not worried, because I accepted this a year or two ago, which granted makes me look crazy right now too. I hope I am proven to be wrong and thus crazy.

Posted by: William Eaton at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (MuTTO)

416 I can't spend all day scrollin, bro!
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (mx+JH)

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Neither do we.

At least Zod has a BUNKmate in the Barrel.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (8XRCm)

417 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

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IE 7 is preferred by Cherrycluck Minx or whatever this is.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (OmhcY)

418 Maybe it's YOU Ace

Posted by: Bigbys Crossed Fingers at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (nf4pI)

419 I've been saying --and commenting here---since November that the reason liberals and the media were so shattered wasn't because Hillary "lost"--or even that Trump "won", at least it wasn't the primary reason.
It was that Obama wasn't the center of their universe anymore. Hillary winning would have been much preferable to them, but it's still the absence of Obama that's killing them, so when Trump accused him of possible criminality, they collectively lost their shit. Hence Mika's breakdown.
They don't even want to entertain the possibility that their president--Obama--"is a crook."

Posted by: JoeF. at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (7uYFy)

420 398 Quick - somebody CTRL-A CTRL-C and paste the whole blog into a comment box.
Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 03:02 PM (GxnyS)

Are you shitting me? You're playing games with the very fabric of time and space my friend.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (0mRoj)

421 Mineral oil (?): 0.9%

Other: 4.2%

"Gross electricity production", http://bit.ly/2lUxCzc
Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (gIRsn)

Mineral oil? It cures constipation AND produces energy?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 03:04 PM (R7+kO)

422 "France is big on nuclear power."

Hollande's socialist bloc have committed themselves to a schedule for French "denuclearization".

To be replaced by wind, solar, tidal, and Gallic shrugs.

The implications of France going from having among Europe's cheapest electric rates to among the most expensive, in the context of the neither healthy nor competitive French economy, are considerable.

If Marine Le Pen somehow gets in, all bets are off.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (noWW6)

423 Double-duty at the gloryhole on the same thread. Must be Monday.

Posted by: Fritz at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (2Mnv1)

424 The part you are forgetting ace is that there is an American Resurgence coming. Progressives will once again be left on the sidelines because their natural environment is misery. When 70% of the country is happy, it's gonna be very different than it is now after the Obamalaise. EVERYTHING will be different and better, and in ways few of us expect or understand.

Real hope. Real historic.

Trump is everything they SAID Obama was, and they SAY Trump is everything Obama actually was.

Posted by: Mega at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (dHiy3)

425 follie a deux - recent literal example of this was the two 12 year olds who stabbed their friend for Slender-man . HBO did a documentary from which I learned that one was schizophrenic and the other was Creepy Pasta obsessed.

Posted by: @votermom's phone at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (36cUd)

426 At least Zod has a BUNKmate in the Barrel.

Posted by: fixerupper
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Dibs on their stuff!

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (6TED6)

427 Damn that was a great post. I'm sharing this one with folks.

Posted by: Draki at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (bWRgW)

428 Jupiter here I come!

Posted by: Cher at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (HgMAr)

429 "That means you go into The Barrel's Barrel"

It's Barrels all the way down?

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (noWW6)

430 small correction to trump's new EO - no visa to people from failed terrorist states and no visa to patrick stewart

Posted by: runner at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (c6/9Q)

431 381
A Double Embarrelling!


Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (6TED6)

Pictures or it didn't happen

Posted by: Beau Bidens Freebasing and boozing Babe Banging Brother at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (jxbfJ)

432 To be replaced by wind, solar, tidal, and Gallic shrugs.

Chain-smoking, arrogance and body funk.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (0mRoj)

433 Repeating a barrel offence is worse than the original barrel offense, no?


Affirmative. 9 out of 10 llamas agree.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (gIRsn)

434 There's an upper bound to how much energy you can get from a square-meter of solar panel, and for the foreseeable future it'll never be enough except for spot applications.
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You might add, "...during the day."

Inevitably, there will long periods of overcast, and of course, darkness, when the solar MUST be replaced by conventional sources.

There is no way that solar can replace full-capacity conventional sources. There must exist as much conventional generating capacity as is required altogether.

Moreover, as an example, our local coal-fired plant is now 51 years old. I don't know what the lifetime might ultimately be, but I would not be at all surprised if it could run another 50 years.

Solar panels? Maybe 30 years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (ZO497)

435
If you believe that Patrick Stewart, the second worst fake captain in Starfleet behind Mulgrew, only wants US citizenship now so he can "fight Trump," you're an idiot.


Stewart is Making Bank on his shitty Marvel movies and he's getting croaked with EU/UK taxes.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (mx+JH)

436 Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."

Yes let's give citizenship to a person who declares he wants to fight against the country's President. What type of bizzaro world is this?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (zoyKY)

437 Speaking of Planet Earth, which I'm finally watching to relax, a great idea would be to film the different kinds of snowflakes in their natural habitats. In 4K of course. I don't see them surviving the next 8 years so it is critical for science to document these snowflakes so We The People never forget.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (2qHjF)

438 the more a divorce costs you, the more it's probably worth it.

Both guys I knew with 5 apiece echoed this. One was also broke.

Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 03:07 PM (8J/Te)

439 406 I was saying in 2008 that Barky's election was the end of America and an invitation to economic stagnation. I was correct on both accounts. Trump is trying to fix things up but we have yet to see the effects of the 20 trillion debt (and still growing at a rate of a trillion a year - which is going to get so much worse when interest rates return to normal), have yet to see the Fed even try to start unwinding its over 4 trillion balance sheet and have been living with the total decimation of the Constitution and any respect for the Rule of Law. We've got the Vichy GOP trying their hardest to keep BarkyCare with us (which is about the most un-American thing there ever was). Barky's totally un-Constitutional - criminal - "legalization" of the poor, widdle illegals is still operative ...

There was far too much irreparable damage done under Barky. Eventually, this nation is going to split in order for any AMerican-style republic to be allowed to exist again.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (zc3Db)

===========================

I'm trying to go through them now.

Not many comments. Maybe part of bannings over the years/some sort of migration that lost a bunch?

Anyway, depressed, sarcastic, but not a whole lot of anger.

Will continue to look, though. Just for my own benefit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:07 PM (mC1ZI)

440 It's Barrels all the way down?


Like those Russian dolls.

Posted by: Phantom Red Menace at March 06, 2017 03:07 PM (Re/7S)

441 >>Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."


Uh, he's just declared war on the president - why would he be granted citizenship? It's a privilege, not a right, buddy.

Posted by: Birds at March 06, 2017 03:07 PM (NOIQH)

442 How to survive? Double your range time. Works for me.

Honestly. Who watched TV anymore. I can't even watch Fox. Focus on getting only Original source material. You read less but are better informed.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 06, 2017 03:07 PM (gjdGN)

443 Every outrage makes me firmer.

Posted by: Roy CT at March 06, 2017 02:59 PM (wdHQo)


And that's just it. Who in the hell do they think they are converting? I am far more firmly convinced in the correctness of my Trumpvote now. It's just ridiculous.

They're losing support from their own.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at March 06, 2017 03:07 PM (qoAfa)

444 If he became the embodiment of Coddington Van Vorhees VII, they would scream. It's what they do. part of the gag is that EVERYTHING is crazy. EVERYONE is a HitlerklanKochtopus.

Trump's success was based in part on the fatigue/overuse of this gag.
Posted by: Blue Hen
.............
yeah.. I get that.. and the really really crazies will never change anyway..

But there's a lot of folks in the middle who aren't inherently nutsy that hoped for more normalcy when he finally took office. The chaos is not only from him, but the lefties exploiting everything and creating whole new scandals out of whole cloth.

It is those folks who I'm talking about.. the ones who would normally not give in to the mass hysteria.. Trump isn't instilling much confidence in them.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

A fair point.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 06, 2017 03:08 PM (326rv)

445 If Marine Le Pen somehow gets in, all bets are off.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (noWW6)
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They'll use turbines mounted on sediment pins to capture marine energy.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 06, 2017 03:08 PM (OmhcY)

446 When TheJamesMadison gets a promotion, is that a nic revision to
TheJamesMonroe?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 06, 2017 03:08 PM (H5rtT)

447 I don't think these people will "go away" ... and I'm positive the less we pay attention to them the more shit they'll burn until we do.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 06, 2017 03:08 PM (nw6G5)

448 422 Hollande's socialist bloc have committed themselves to a schedule for French "denuclearization".

To be replaced by wind, solar, tidal, and Gallic shrugs.

The implications of France going from having among Europe's cheapest electric rates to among the most expensive, in the context of the neither healthy nor competitive French economy, are considerable.

If Marine Le Pen somehow gets in, all bets are off.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:05 PM (noWW6)

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Most people will forgive a lot of crap from their politicians.

Making cheap and essential things more expensive, though? That pisses people off.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:08 PM (mC1ZI)

449 For what its worth, Scott Adams claims he is at work behind the scenes to "de-hypnotize" the left from their "Trump is REALLY Hitler" delusions.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (Uy6ri)

450
Also note that when this UK Cocksucking actor says he wants to "fight Trump," he means also he wants to fight You and everyone who supports President Trump.

In other words, Patrick Stewart just said he wants to fight the Will Of The People.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (mx+JH)

451 I only watch Ricky and Morty these days. Where's Season 3?!?!?

Posted by: Mister Meeseeks at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (Re/7S)

452 Seriously as the kids say. No foreigner should be allowed in the country who declares he wants to fight against the President.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (zoyKY)

453 446 When TheJamesMadison gets a promotion, is that a nic revision to
TheJamesMonroe?
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 06, 2017 03:08 PM (H5rtT)

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I have been thinking of updating it to TheMadisonian is people seem to think that my name is actually James Madison.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (mC1ZI)

454 On studious and focused reflection, it occurs to me that the election of Trump only impels me to redouble my unstinting efforts to ensure that Pluto is once and forever excluded from the ranks of the serious, respectable planets.

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (8ZskC)

455 Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."

Get bent.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (B+qrE)

456 the more a divorce costs you, the more it's probably worth it.

Also give it a year or two with a 5-4 SCOTUS or better and a few restraining orders on some bunnie boilers e.g. 10 yrs hard time for rioters, Lynch in an orange jumpsuit.

Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (8J/Te)

457 Sometimes I think it would have been better if we just let the Germans have France at the end of WW II.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 06, 2017 03:10 PM (gjdGN)

458 Robert Osborne, RIP.

I've dreaded this day for years. Now the world is without his elegance, class, humor -- and, as a relief to anyone with an (R) after their name, his refusal to let politics color his TCM work.

This day officially sucks.

Posted by: Shopgirl at March 06, 2017 03:10 PM (yz71P)

459 451 I only watch Ricky and Morty these days. Where's Season 3?!?!?
Posted by: Mister Meeseeks at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (Re/7S)

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No one knows.

Roiland and Harmon are so sick of being asked about it they're joking about the show never coming back.

I really want it too, but more than wanting it now, I want it to be hilarious. They can take their time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:10 PM (mC1ZI)

460 So, let me get this straight. Trump is so scary that entertainment industry liberals are now threatening to move *to* the United States?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2017 03:11 PM (wB8Tg)

461
Robert Osborne, RIP.


Green Goblin is mort?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 03:11 PM (mx+JH)

462 >>Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."
..........

Dude should just stick to boinking Commander Riker in the squeakhole.

Posted by: wth at March 06, 2017 03:11 PM (HgMAr)

463 biomass and TehBarrel in the same thread. Time to lysol the keyboard again.

Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 03:11 PM (8J/Te)

464 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

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I doubt that the People's Respublik of Wackyfornia would survive for very long with a chief export of candy-covered wishes.

I say we take the whole freaking country back , duct tape it and drive on.

Don't like it lefties?

One time offer : All expenses paid one way ticket to Peruvia. Just sign this citizenship renunciation form and you'll be on your way to a Trump-free utopia!

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:11 PM (6TED6)

465 http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/06/news/companies/espn-layoffs-talent/

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Safety. Ha Ha.

Posted by: nelson muntz at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (xVRrG)

466 456 . . . Lynch in an orange jumpsuit.
Posted by: DaveA
_________________

And really, really tight orange shoes.

Posted by: Furious George at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (j+dfT)

467 I have been thinking of updating it to TheMadisonian is people seem to think that my name is actually James Madison.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (mC1ZI)
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Similarly I have considered an update to "The Riverman".

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (OmhcY)

468 It's a lot easier to not let your mellow get harshed when you stop fretting about coups, national divorces, secessions, et cetera. Go bowling or something.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (/8Lie)

469 I have been thinking of updating it to TheMadisonian is people seem to think that my name is actually James Madison.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:09 PM (mC1ZI)

You could go the Sooth route and call yourself "TheJamesMadison- Extreme XP Home edition."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (R7+kO)

470 Living and working in the East Bay of the SF Bay Area (Pleasanton) I can't help but notice the dramatic arc of conversation in my local gym locker room.

Before the election I just assumed that everyone there was a Democrat. I NEVER heard any talk of politics. After the election, I swear I've been working out with nothing BUT Trump supporters and generally Republicans. And I belong to a HUGE club.

To say I was/am mildly and pleasantly surprised is an understatement! The fact that I can talk openly with these guys is very gratifying, especially living here in the Bay Area.

Dan

Posted by: Dansgirls at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (xBbs+)

471

No they don't!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (bE6x+)

472 This is about Sefton, isn't it?

/

Posted by: ShainS at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (k41hL)

473 Their insanity is fake, though.

The Left is upset because You and I have our basic civil rights back. AND we have a Voice.

We have a Yuge Voice.
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 02:56 PM (mx+JH)


This is a good point.

There are those "leading" the crazy charge. They look at this more as a game. Know exactly what they are doing. Know that they are lying. Know that they are using less educated people, or people in need of a meaning to their lives. Using the useful idiots to literally wig out on camera and become a headline.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (0mz2+)

474 >>It is those folks who I'm talking about.. the ones who would normally not give in to the mass hysteria.. Trump isn't instilling much confidence in them.

What exactly would you have him do? Roll over and take the abuse and lies that are being tossed at his administration?

I really don't understand people on our side complaining about Trump. He specifically ran on doing what he is doing, tearing down an out of control federal government. Who thought this was going to be easy or bloodless?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (/tuJf)

475
CNN took some long lens, non shaky footage -- which I find a little disturbing from a security point of view -- and the left freaks out? There was no sound, no context, nothing but pure unadulterated conjecture.

What legitimate news organization would release this?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (ZFUt7)

476 Ah, yes, "squeakhole." What a wonderfully quaint and descriptive term.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (8ZskC)

477 Patrick Stewart's dad beat his mom; that's why he's fucked up.

Posted by: True Fact at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (Re/7S)

478 460 So, let me get this straight. Trump is so scary that entertainment industry liberals are now threatening to move *to* the United States?
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2017 03:11 PM (wB8Tg)

=======================

Well, if you're going to actually fight a resistance, then you need to be in country.

Although, I guess that means he's okay with Brexit and Theresa May.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (mC1ZI)

479 Have you seen some of the nuttiness online about Fukushima?Really an enormous amount of dumb out there.

Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 03:13 PM (r/0kC)

480 --
Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."

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Get bent.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 06, 2017
03:09 PM
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Oh, he does.

Posted by: Ian M. at March 06, 2017 03:13 PM (pMGkg)

481
Zod and Sooth,

Little trivia.


That hole in the side of the barrel where the cork goes????

The proper name for that is the "bung hole".


Enjoy your stay.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:13 PM (8XRCm)

482 hollywood's been living on chicom money for the last 16 years

Posted by: runner at March 06, 2017 03:13 PM (c6/9Q)

483 I'm still amused by the freakouts. But then, I've been armed and alert-ish for a long while now.

I try to gently nudge friends away from madness. But I don't do a good job of that, always. I get angry, myself, at the blatant propaganda. And I don't like getting called a fascist from people who've known me and should know better.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 06, 2017 03:13 PM (sh70B)

484 469 You could go the Sooth route and call yourself "TheJamesMadison- Extreme XP Home edition."
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 03:12 PM (R7+kO)

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I...like it.

A lot.

I must ponder.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:13 PM (mC1ZI)

485 I'm having trouble coming up with a seal for my podium...

Anti-President of the United States or
President of the Anti-United States?

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at March 06, 2017 03:14 PM (2z74n)

486 Repeating a barrel offence is worse than the original barrel offense, no?

Since Teh Barrel is the sentence the magnitude of the crime hardly matters.

Posted by: DaveA at March 06, 2017 03:14 PM (8J/Te)

487 Dammit! Phone ate half my comment!

At least I didn't wind up in the Barrel....

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 06, 2017 03:14 PM (bE6x+)

488 If you believe that Patrick Stewart, the second worst fake captain in Starfleet behind Mulgrew, only wants US citizenship now so he can "fight Trump," you're an idiot.
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Kate Mulgrew was married to a guy that couldn't get himself indicted when he was a county commissioner in Cleveland.

Posted by: simplemind at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (xVRrG)

489 Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."

make him a citizen and appoint him ambassador to Qatar

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (FZYNt)

490 Trump isn't instilling much confidence in them.

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Yeah.

He should try harder to communicate more.

Like a historic and resounding speech to Congress that kicks ass and has even his worst enemies praising it.

Or something.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (6TED6)

491 I'm having trouble coming up with a seal for my podium...

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at March 06, 2017 03:14 PM (2z74n)

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How about "baby seal"...... we can go clubbin....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (8XRCm)

492 487 Dammit! Phone ate half my comment!

At least I didn't wind up in the Barrel....
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 06, 2017 03:14 PM (bE6x+)

Don't worry, the barrel is like the TARDIS.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (R7+kO)

493 It'd be much more tolerable were it not for the incessant prevarication. Can't abide people who lie with nearly every breath they're capable of mustering, then insist we believe them based on nothing more than their own sanctimonious self-righteousness.

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (LBO1U)

494 Boob photo of the day!!!!!!

https://twitter.com/TheMarkRomano/status/838764788939427840

It's European.

Posted by: @votermom's phone at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (36cUd)

495 tl/dr but Hot Take: Ace finally breaks silence about something in a lengthy way

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (3OAG2)

496 >>>Robert Osborne, RIP.

I always felt bad for him when he had to sit there with Drew Barrymore or Rose McGowan.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (/8Lie)

497 Two things:

If you screw up and post some crazy code, please don't just say "my bad." Give me the time code of the errant post. It makes it much easier for me to search for the post in the comment editor if I know the time code of the post.

And please don't QUOTE the screwed up post subsequently! You know who you are, so I won't embarrass you by using your name, Soothsayer 45.

Whoops.

Posted by: ace at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (8rNrN)

498 So, let me get this straight. Trump is so scary that
entertainment industry liberals are now threatening to move *to* the
United States?



Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


And Roman Polanski wants to come back and face trial.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (ZFUt7)

499 475 Did they bring in lip readers and body language "experts"?

Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (r/0kC)

500 494 Boob photo of the day!!!!!!

https://twitter.com/TheMarkRomano/status/838764788939427840

It's European.
Posted by: @votermom's phone at March 06, 2017 03:15 PM (36cUd)

It's not even a messenger bag. The floral pattern is a nice touch though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (R7+kO)

501 What exactly would you have him do? Roll over and take the abuse and lies that are being tossed at his administration?


===

This rates a 99 out of 100 on the McCain -O-Meter.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (6TED6)

502 Has anyone called dibs on Age of Rage as a band name?


Because if not, dibs.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 06, 2017 03:17 PM (KUaJL)

503 Patrick Stewart wasn't in Ghandi.

Posted by: Ben Kingsley at March 06, 2017 03:17 PM (bc2Lc)

504 Robert Osborne, RIP.

Aww, damn.....

I was wondering about that. Damn.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at March 06, 2017 03:17 PM (qoAfa)

505 *Patrick Stewart voice*


I hereby declare last night's episode of "The Walking Dead"

to be the lamest evah.

And it shall mark the moment when "The Walking Dead" died...

but still walked around aimlessly for two more seasons.


Make it so!

Posted by: naturalfake at March 06, 2017 03:17 PM (vZ9Fw)

506 That hole in the side of the barrel where the cork goes????

The proper name for that is the "bung hole".



That game where midwesterners at picnics toss a beanbag at a hole cut in a board from a distance?

"Cornhole."

Heh.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 03:17 PM (8ZskC)

507 now all we need is someone to repost the entire thread
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 03:00 PM (FZYNt)


lol

better yet, one of Ace's movie reviews

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:17 PM (0mz2+)

508 52 I don't think it's being lost on the voters that Trump is trying to fix the border, repeal Obamacare, reform taxes, and fight terrorism... while the Democrats are running around in p*ssy hats trying to bring back the 1950's Red Scare.
Posted by: V the K at March 06, 2017 02:15 PM (O7MnT)


Very good point. Local radio station just introduced a one hour segment hosted by Union bigwigs. The other night the boss said, "since the election our members have come to us with questions about jobs, mostly. Some had inquiries about obamacare. I haven't one member mention the word Russia."

Posted by: kallisto at March 06, 2017 03:17 PM (nNdYv)

509 And I don't like getting called a fascist from people who've known me and should know better.

I find those people extremely couteous.

Really ... just how often do you have someone walk up, out of the blue, simply to say "Look - when shit hits the fan, I'm the guy you don't want watching your back, OK ? I will drop a dime on you in a New York minute just to get my next meal."

Selfless of them to be so up front, when you think about it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (nw6G5)

510 I think it's time to escalate the craziness, actually.

Since everything is eleventy, I can start yelling about pizza gate again.

Posted by: @votermom's phone at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (36cUd)

511 After 9/11 my ideology crystallized into three immutable objectives:

Kill the terrorists
Cut my taxes
Punch a hippy

Trump fits the bill.

Posted by: regular joe at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (O50yS)

512 And please don't QUOTE the screwed up post subsequently! You know who you are, so I won't embarrass you by using your name, Soothsayer 45.

Whoops.
Posted by: ace at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (8rNrN)

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Wow..... an embarreling AND a public execution.

Monday's looking up.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (8XRCm)

513 What exactly would you have him do? Roll over and take the abuse and lies that are being tossed at his administration?
===
This rates a 99 out of 100 on the McCain -O-Meter.
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (6TED6)
------------------------------
Roll over and call for war with _____ .

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (OmhcY)

514
brb, scrollin'

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (mx+JH)

515 Boob photo of the day!!!!!!

https://twitter.com/TheMarkRomano/status/838764788939427840

It's European.



That's where Mooch keeps her back shaving kit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (8ZskC)

516 I do try to look at news from a humorous point of view. For example, the MSM failing at every turn to make Obama, Soetoro or whatever or whoever the fuck he is, to look like a straight manly man.

They fail every single time since he appeared at the 2004 DNC.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 06, 2017 03:19 PM (2qHjF)

517 512 Wow..... an embarreling AND a public execution.

Monday's looking up.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (8XRCm)

===================

First he came for the Sooth Sayers, and no one listened...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:19 PM (mC1ZI)

518 Trump is their Gunpowder Plot... except they lit the fuse.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 06, 2017 03:19 PM (GwOXV)

519 And Roman Polanski wants to come back and face trial.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (ZFUt7)


He's tired. Hey, I know the stress and sense of alienation of being a "Citizen of the World."

Not, you know, this one. But I get the idea.

Also, maybe he's senile and forgot what the conversation was about.

"I'm finally going to settle that parking ticket!"

"Sure, Mr. Polanski, sure. Step this way."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2017 03:20 PM (wB8Tg)

520 Well said Ace. Even got an insty launch, so Glen must agree.

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:20 PM (pvwwD)

521 519 And Roman Polanski wants to come back and face trial.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 06, 2017 03:16 PM (ZFUt7)

He's tired. Hey, I know the stress and sense of alienation of being a "Citizen of the World."

Not, you know, this one. But I get the idea.

Also, maybe he's senile and forgot what the conversation was about.

"I'm finally going to settle that parking ticket!"

"Sure, Mr. Polanski, sure. Step this way."
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2017 03:20 PM (wB8Tg)

===================

I'm pretty sure that the victim doesn't want him convicted. She's spoken of dropping the matter before.

I'd bet money on an acquittal.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:20 PM (mC1ZI)

522 And it shall mark the moment when "The Walking Dead" died...
___________________

I've felt that way a few.times the last couple of seasons.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (FqgrG)

523 Outstanding Analysis Ace.

+ 6.022 x 10^23

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (u82oZ)

524 Wow..... an embarreling AND a public execution.

Monday's looking up.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:18 PM (8XRCm)

Seriously. I picked a good day to come back from vacation.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (WuRdh)

525 Ha. CNN just did a piece with Rep Jim Himes (Dunce-CT) going to great lengths to describe why the evidence free investigations into the Trump campaign and Russian collusion were totally justified but Trump's claim that the Obama administration tapped his office are crazy bananas.

Next up on CNN, a professor will explain how Trump is making paranoia mainstream. Not joking.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (/tuJf)

526 yes this is a good point, I think i'll just put it into a post.

Posted by: ace at March 06, 2017 03:03 PM (8rNrN)



now, now Ace

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (0mz2+)

527 The proper name for that is the "bung hole".

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Hope Solo's Starfish at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (ul9CR)

528 Anybody ever ask Patrick Stewart if the carpet matches the curtains?

Posted by: wth at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (HgMAr)

529 How can there be all this talk of Sir Patrick Stuart without talking about the epic picture of him with a penis nose being worshipped orally that Weirddave posted on an ONT a couple of months ago?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (2qHjF)

530 First order of the day: DONT PANIC.

I have stopped watching all broadcast news. Only check Drudge and Politipage once in morning and evening. Done with FB. Avoiding leftist friends. Continue to believe that PT was need to pull country back from brink. Will relocate to a completely red area of state when dad, 97, passes.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (mCEPL)

531 And it shall mark the moment when "The Walking Dead" died...

relax, you can stumble alone for multiple seasons....

Posted by: Grey's Anatomy at March 06, 2017 03:21 PM (FZYNt)

532 I think it's time to escalate the craziness, actually.


Since everything is eleventy, I can start yelling about pizza gate again.

Posted by: @votermom's phone


No need to yell, but make them lose some mips* pulling their flaming hair out.

* million instructions per second

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 06, 2017 03:22 PM (ZFUt7)

533 This will be followed but I will say it anyway.

To me the whole left becoming unhinged is like the old buffalo jumps the Indians used to hunt buffalo. Trump has stampeded the left off the cliff. The bodies are piling up at the bottom of the cliff and more are on the way.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 06, 2017 03:22 PM (P2Yb5)

534 The proper name for that is the "bung hole".


------

I need tee-pee for the bunghole!

Posted by: The Great Cornholio at March 06, 2017 03:22 PM (7HtZB)

535 Pontypool Empress?

Namshubs. Enki. Hiro Protagonist. YT. Snow Crash.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 06, 2017 03:23 PM (GwOXV)

536 Trump has stampeded the left off the cliff. The bodies are piling up at the bottom of the cliff and more are on the way.

Posted by: Beartooth
====

excellent!

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:23 PM (6TED6)

537 Excellent writing as usual, ace. Thanks!

Posted by: Heralder at March 06, 2017 03:23 PM (kcI/m)

538 What is dead may never die!

Posted by: Law & Order at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (FqgrG)

539 "I always felt bad for him when he had to sit there with Drew Barrymore or Rose McGowan."

McGowan is an angry nut so I understand. What's wrong with Drew Barrymore? She seems harmless.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (OD2ni)

540 And it shall mark the moment when "The Walking Dead" died...

------

I dunno...... I wouldnt mind a sexcation and finding a cartfull of automatic weapons laying around.



Ooops. BTW... spoiler alert.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (8XRCm)

541 Excellent post, Ace, and I hope you follow your own sage advice. There were times back during the campaign where I was afraid the crazies were going to get to you.

With Iowahawk on Twitter hiatus (we can at least hope he will come back) and James Taranto getting promoted out of his Best of the Web column, our side is losing too many smart voices who can consistently, with humor, expose the idiocy of the other (dark) side.

Hang in there, and thanks.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (/zyrl)

542 Ammo is cheap now.


Buy more.

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (pvwwD)

543

Speaking of barreling and taking breaks from the news...

http://rodeosusa.com/

http://rodeosusa.com/rodeos/

go, you'll have fun

pretty women barrel racing, clowns in barrels




Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (0mz2+)

544 Trump has stampeded the left off the cliff. The bodies are piling up at the bottom of the cliff and more are on the way.

Posted by: Beartooth
====

excellent!
Posted by: Mortimer




I sometimes wish that wasn't a metaphor. IYKWIM.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:25 PM (/B2KC)

545 You want some real life trolling that happened by me? An anonymous group bought billboard space and put up a billboard that said:

Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.

The usual suspect had the usual fits.

Going into work today I saw that the billboard has been replaced and now says:

Much Ado About Nothing. A social experiment that brought forth those so immersed in their own insecurity that in the mirror they could only see an angry victim of their incorrect interpretation of a silly billboard. Bless their hearts.

The Bless their hearts made me laugh so hard I almost went into the other lane.

For the record, I was not involved in any of this nor do I know who did it.

But this ties into ace's point. The second I saw the first one, I knew exactly what would happen and it did and omg protests and calls to the owners of the billboard company to take it down and how dare they be anonymous and wah wah wah wah wah.

It was like clockwork.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 03:25 PM (mf5HN)

546 Have you seen Leterman lately?He now has a giant white beard and looks like an unhinged lunatic.Because he is.

Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (r/0kC)


He's going full Howard Hughes. First, the reclusion. Then, he'll be wearing his pajamas all day. Next, he'll complain incessantly about germs and start buying hand-wipes by the truckload.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 06, 2017 03:25 PM (kPGdd)

547 Holy Shit. Hillary was smote, given a seizure, and tossed into her medical van like a side of beef for everybody to see by God on 9/11.

She lost the election on 11/9 ending the reign of terror of the two party con job.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 06, 2017 03:26 PM (2qHjF)

548 Ammo is cheap now.


Buy more.
Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (pvwwD)

-----

Reloading is even cheaper. I saw 9mm once fired brass for a whopping $30.00 per thousand on several places online.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:26 PM (8XRCm)

549 Never heard of that place.



Better or worse than Hot Air?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 02:39 PM (mC1ZI)

Fck HA. Brent Stephens from WSJ must run the place

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:26 PM (pvwwD)

550 "better yet, one of Ace's movie reviews
Posted by: artisanal 'ette"


Please be 50 Shades of Grey. That was hilarious.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 03:26 PM (OD2ni)

551 It is very important to crazy people that others see the world as they
do -- otherwise, being crazy, and being captive in your own little cell
of warped perspective and bad chemicals, is a very lonely existence.

===


I'm just nervous. That's all.

Posted by: Mika at March 06, 2017 03:26 PM (6TED6)

552 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (0mz2+)

Already got my tickets for next week in Austin!

Posted by: Heralder at March 06, 2017 03:27 PM (kcI/m)

553 I give this nonsense a few more months. Then they will get tired, or arrested.

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:27 PM (pvwwD)

554 It appears that Trump supporters are creating mechanisms to cope with the hate, anger and hysteria on the left. Those on the left are simply ramping up their behavior. Which group is most likely to outlast the other?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 03:27 PM (mCEPL)

555 Mika Mika Mika, you are a squirrel OtherKin in denial.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 06, 2017 03:27 PM (GwOXV)

556 Ammo is cheap now.

Buy more.
Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:24 PM (pvwwD)


It's the Trump effect. He's making ammunition great again!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 06, 2017 03:28 PM (kPGdd)

557 While reading this, I couldn't help but think how much these melty-downers would gain by attending funerals more often. They should take a look at the ultimate victor in this world; view the Conqueror Worm in all its glory.

Just drop in at any funeral home, and gaze upon the dead. And then attend the wake if you can. See a part of reality that they don't seem to comprehend. See how people are when facing such finality.

Perhaps it would help them to realize how puerile there little melt downs really are; how ephemeral their Most Important Thing really is.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at March 06, 2017 03:28 PM (o7l6R)

558 Hey, where can I get a couple of nice Kleenex boxes in size 10 1/2 wide?

Posted by: David Letterman at March 06, 2017 03:28 PM (8ZskC)

559 "That means you go into The Barrel's Barrel"

It's Barrels all the way down?
Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:06 PM (noWW6)



Sounds suspiciously Russian.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:28 PM (0mz2+)

560
A group from HS has been organizing a get together for our 45th anniversary. They've used FB as the comm channel and as folks have climbed on board I've come to doubt whether I want to go.

TDS up one side and down the other from the "enlightened ones", most of whom, I suspect would consider me a fellow traveler because of "smartest guy in HS", highly educated professional and all that. It looks like I'll be hanging with the "unenlightened ones" and enjoy doing that more, sharing stories and getting some laughs rather than commiserating with elitist "concerns".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 06, 2017 03:29 PM (v1g1+)

561 Ace post-2012 election when WE were downhearted:

'Where do we go from here'

http://tinyurl.com/bvb64y3



Posted by: McCool at March 06, 2017 03:29 PM (KvRqW)

562 Have you seen Leterman lately?He now has a giant white beard and looks like an unhinged lunatic.Because he is.

Posted by: steevy at March 06, 2017 02:20 PM (r/0kC)

He's going full Howard Hughes. First, the reclusion. Then, he'll be wearing his pajamas all day. Next, he'll complain incessantly about germs and start buying hand-wipes by the truckload.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 06, 2017 03:25 PM (kPGdd)



Wouldja like to buy a bottle of my pee?

*makes funny face*

*straighten pajama bottoms drawstring*

*grimaces*

Posted by: David Letterman at March 06, 2017 03:29 PM (vZ9Fw)

563 It's almost as if we are living in the movies 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later since 11/9 or 1/20.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 06, 2017 03:30 PM (2qHjF)

564 Well, speaking of cheap ammo. My arsenal welcomed a new SW 637 this weekend.

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 03:30 PM (yV4wg)

565 patrick stewart is an overgrown skin tag that just fell off rosies' ass. skin tags have no voice. fuck him.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 06, 2017 03:30 PM (KP5rU)

566 butt - a - fuu - co

Posted by: David Letterman at March 06, 2017 03:30 PM (FZYNt)

567 This is fantastic and true. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was #NeverTrump during the election. I voted for the pot-smoking hippie because I refused to give up on the idea that a civil leader SHOULD be at least somewhat virtuous to govern our state. Yeah, Johnson was a bit loopy but at least he was honest. Clinton was so corrupt I never even considered her an option and Trump seemed to represent a degradation of the office. Besides, all the Smart People (TM) told me that there was no way he could win.

But he won. He f**king won and not only that, he is actually taking the fight to the Left. It was then that I had a fork in the road as a #NeverTrump voter - I could continue to freak out about him destroying the integrity of the office, or I could realize that he would never have been elected in the first place if the integrity of the office had not been destroyed long ago. I took the Red Pill and embraced the chaos.

Let it all burn. Let the fire rage for the next 8 years. They own far more of the culture than we do but we are the ones who get married, have children, and form actual communities - ones that can rise from the ashes in cultural wastelands and do better next time. It's time to let those parasites die out and stop feeding off our taxes to prop up their failed fantasies.

I don't hate my genteel Conservative friends who are still stuck in #NeverTrump freakout mode - I pity them. Because they are wasting their energies by hyperventilating about all this. Hopefully they'll get it out of their system soon and realize that Trump is like a force of nature, a wildfire that is fueled by outrage, smugness, and authoritarianism from his enemies. He may not be conservative himself, but conservatism and libertarianism both benefit from the chaos he provides and has room to establish more lasting roots.

Posted by: Cranky Contrarian at March 06, 2017 03:30 PM (RV2Vf)

568 I'm going to sit in this chair naked and eat nothing but chocolate bars while watching As The World Turns from the beginning for the next six months!

Posted by: David Letterman at March 06, 2017 03:31 PM (FqgrG)

569 Reloading is even cheaper. I saw 9mm once fired brass for a whopping $30.00 per thousand on several places online.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:26 PM (8XRCm)


Hmmm ... I've been deleting the reloading emails but maybe I should look at a few. And you remind me that I have to run down to the reloading shop to pick up some more Sillhouette.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 03:31 PM (zc3Db)

570 Wouldja like to buy a bottle of my pee?

*makes funny face*

*straighten pajama bottoms drawstring*

*grimaces*

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 06, 2017 03:31 PM (OD2ni)

571 I know from hysteria.

My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work. Srsly.

But she's sure he'll be impeached any day now. I said to her: "Your county voted for Trump by 19 points. A county that hadn't voted Repub for POTUS since Reagan in '84- 32 years - voted for Trump by 19 points. What does that tell you? What do you say to those people as you plot to overthrow the duly elected President? How is it that your vote on the losing side is somehow more important than theirs on the winning side?"

Her reply, a barrage of colorful language, was insufficient to say the least.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 06, 2017 03:31 PM (ul9CR)

572 I do kid & bachelor parties.

Posted by: Hope Solo's Balloon Knot at March 06, 2017 03:31 PM (bc2Lc)

573 It's the Trump effect. He's making ammunition great again!


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 06, 2017 03:28 PM (kPGdd)

Looks like the Obama rush is over. Guns are on sale and ammo is back to 1998 prices.

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (pvwwD)

574 Mika Mika Mika, you are a squirrel OtherKin in denial.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 06, 2017 03:27 PM (GwOXV)

LOL

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (sh70B)

575 Well, speaking of cheap ammo. My arsenal welcomed a new SW 637 this weekend.

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 03:30 PM (yV4wg)

Bought an Ar Sat....took 1.5 hrs. to clear "insta-check". FBI may be staging a work slowdown.

Posted by: BignJames at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (x9c8r)

576 *grimaces*
Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 06, 2017 03:31 PM (OD2ni)

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Never

Gets

Old

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:33 PM (8XRCm)

577 571 I know from hysteria.

My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work. Srsly.

But she's sure he'll be impeached any day now. I said to her: "Your county voted for Trump by 19 points. A county that hadn't voted Repub for POTUS since Reagan in '84- 32 years - voted for Trump by 19 points. What does that tell you? What do you say to those people as you plot to overthrow the duly elected President? How is it that your vote on the losing side is somehow more important than theirs on the winning side?"

Her reply, a barrage of colorful language, was insufficient to say the least.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 06, 2017 03:31 PM (ul9CR)

=====================

"When legislation comes to Trump's desk making it illegal for women to work, I will stand side by side with you in protest. But, if it never does, will you question your assumptions on politics?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:33 PM (mC1ZI)

578 ammo is back to 1998 prices.

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (pvwwD)


Not 22LR. It's still twice the price it was, at best.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 03:33 PM (zc3Db)

579 Posted by: Cranky Contrarian

==

Welcome onboard the train!

The Trump one.

Not the Crazy one.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 06, 2017 03:33 PM (6TED6)

580 Looks like the Obama rush is over. Guns are on sale and ammo is back to 1998 prices.
Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (pvwwD)

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Except for 22LR.



Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:34 PM (8XRCm)

581 Patrick Stewart says he now wants US citizenship so he can, get a load of this, "fight Trump."

That bitch couldn't even figure out that you can punch Q. And it's quite satisfying.

Posted by: Captain Benjamin Sisko at March 06, 2017 03:34 PM (KUTP5)

582 Bought an Ar Sat....took 1.5 hrs. to clear "insta-check". FBI may be staging a work slowdown.
Posted by: BignJames at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (x9c8r)
_____________________________


I was at the range and by the time I got done shooting it in the paperwork was ready. Half hour maybe?

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 03:34 PM (yV4wg)

583 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work.


Just reassure her that Trump would never make such a law unless it included a clear sammich-making exemption.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 03:34 PM (8ZskC)

584
Speaking of rage :

TSA found 23 guns in airline passenger luggage one day in February. Previous record for one day was 18.

This is why we need a more invasive body pat down because TSA isn't finding all the guns. They only found 3,000+ in 2015.

Posted by: Hiram Nachtminder at March 06, 2017 03:34 PM (GxnyS)

585 564 Well, speaking of cheap ammo. My arsenal welcomed a new SW 637 this weekend.

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 03:30 PM (yV4wg)

My next purchase is a S&W 625. Don't have a revolver in my arsenal and I'm not adding another caliber to my ammo cache.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 03:35 PM (zoyKY)

586 Bought an Ar Sat....took 1.5 hrs. to clear "insta-check". FBI may be staging a work slowdown.
Posted by: BignJames




God Bless Texas. If you have your chl, no background check.
Cash & carry. Still fill out the 4473. But no call in check.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:35 PM (/B2KC)

587 He's going full Howard Hughes. First, the reclusion. Then, he'll be wearing his pajamas all day. Next, he'll complain incessantly about germs and start buying hand-wipes by the truckload.

Dunno. Was Howard Hughes a rapist that forced his staff into "dates"?

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 06, 2017 03:36 PM (326rv)

588 "Do let their sickness become your sickness.

When they panic, do not let their panic cause you agitation."

Are you kidding? Their misery is our joy.

They illegally shoved usurper Obama and his gay muslim agenda down our throats.

Now eat it assholes. Your weirdo world will never be normal because by definition normal isn't your weirdo.

You had to lie, cheat and steal to prop up your lies now they've come crashing down because they were always lies.

Ah, another wonderful day with President Trump in America.

President Trump!

And Hillary will never be president!

Posted by: The Media Suxs at March 06, 2017 03:36 PM (mlo2Q)

589 Dunno. Was Howard Hughes a rapist that forced his staff into "dates"?
Posted by: Blue Hen

I know he wasn't a gap-toothed unfunny hack

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (FZYNt)

590 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work.

Hahahahaha, what? Trump's quite notably employed a lot of women in high-profile positions. Has this sister heard of Kellyanne Conway?

More seriously, Trump's a capitalist. Why scratch out half the potential workforce before finding out if they're any good?

Posted by: Ian S. at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (KUTP5)

591 @578

Don't know where you are shopping 500 brick for $34 is about what it was in 98.



http://tinyurl.com/js7x5pr

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (pvwwD)

592 --
God Bless Texas. If you have your chl, no background check.

Cash carry. Still fill out the 4473. But no call in check.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:35 PM
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Same in KS.

Posted by: irright at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (pMGkg)

593 If David Letterman was a fan of All My Children, he could be squandering his fortune bidding on Susan Lucci's closet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (GwOXV)

594 A good "follie a deux" movie is "Bug".

Posted by: moviegique at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (7zeA4)

595 Guns are on sale and ammo is back to 1998 prices.


For me , March is the month of 'undocumented income'

I may do some shopping !!



Posted by: McCool at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (KvRqW)

596 Posted by: BignJames at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (x9c8r)

Do you have a CHL ? Took me 20 minutes last week for my AR purchase. Curious what state?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (zoyKY)

597 Looks like the Obama rush is over. Guns are on sale and ammo is back to 1998 prices.
Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:32 PM (pvwwD)

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Except for 22LR.

Posted by: fixerupper




That won't be back to normal until the 525 rd bulk boxes are $9.99 at Wal Mart.
And yes, I still have a few boxes with that price tag on them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (/B2KC)

598 Dunno. [Did] Howard Hughes...force] his staff into "dates"?
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 06, 2017 03:36 PM (326rv)
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Only the hot, hot actresses.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 06, 2017 03:38 PM (OmhcY)

599 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work.

Bullshit - who's going to make sammiches?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 06, 2017 03:38 PM (FZYNt)

600 Already got my tickets for next week in Austin!
Posted by: Heralder at March 06, 2017 03:27 PM (kcI/m)


have fun!
beer and bbq

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:38 PM (0mz2+)

601 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work. Srsly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:33 PM (mC1ZI)

I'm fairly certain Trump promised The Womenz even more free sh*t and mo' money tax "refunds," didn't he?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 06, 2017 03:38 PM (/f1mm)

602 Really cool story about Christopher Knight* - The North Pond Hermit - who spent 28 years living in the woods in the wilds of Maine. The article is old but the author has a book out now. Yeah, GQ. I know. But it's a way cool story.

http://www.gq.com/story/the-last-true-hermit

* No, not the Brady Bunch actor

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (ul9CR)

603 So there was a Deadpool short that screened before "Logan", which is good in and of itself. But what's really awesome is the "credits" which is an Ace movie review style book review of "The Old Man & The Sea." Check it out, I swear Ace wrote it.

http://tinyurl.com/gwcbth2

Posted by: josephistan at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (7HtZB)

604 "Not 22LR. It's still twice the price it was, at best."

I saw several offering of 22lr at a nickel a round in the last week.


Not common, but not unheard of either.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (J+eG2)

605 22 lr?
Academy has box of 50 for 3.50.

Not online, though...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (MINbv)

606 592 --
God Bless Texas. If you have your chl, no background check.

Cash carry. Still fill out the 4473. But no call in check.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:35 PM
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Same in KS.
Posted by: irright at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (pMGkg)

In FL you still have to do the instant background check even with a CWFL, but you're exempt from the waiting period for handguns.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (0mRoj)

607 545 You want some real life trolling that happened by me? An anonymous group bought billboard space and put up a billboard that said:

Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.

The usual suspect had the usual fits.

Going into work today I saw that the billboard has been replaced and now says:

Much Ado About Nothing. A social experiment that brought forth those so immersed in their own insecurity that in the mirror they could only see an angry victim of their incorrect interpretation of a silly billboard. Bless their hearts.

The Bless their hearts made me laugh so hard I almost went into the other lane.

For the record, I was not involved in any of this nor do I know who did it.

But this ties into ace's point. The second I saw the first one, I knew exactly what would happen and it did and omg protests and calls to the owners of the billboard company to take it down and how dare they be anonymous and wah wah wah wah wah.

It was like clockwork.
Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 03:25 PM (mf5HN)



Didn't the people that had the little bitch fit about the billboard buy ad space on another billboard nearby to "attack" that?

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (z/Ubi)

608 If you have your chl, no background check.
_______________________


Same in Iowa. I just let them do the paperwork, and call the C Card company that balked since I went over a spending limit on my fraud protection.

Posted by: IP at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (yV4wg)

609 This is a tip jar post o.o

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (6JL3d)

610 Bravo Ace on another outstanding post.

Posted by: Arnie Fufkin at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (FV+Yl)

611 God Bless Texas. If you have your chl, no background check.
Cash & carry. Still fill out the 4473. But no call in check.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:35 PM (/B2KC)


I have a LTC in Pennsylvania and I still have to go through a bullshit background check every time.

These background checks are the biggest piles of shit around. They are basically useless and nothing but an annoyance - meant to be, obviously. What really kills me is that the Vichy Republicans like to push them as much as the America-hating leftists. They are not "reasonable" in any way and I puke every time I hear someone try to claim they are. Even if they only had to be done once every year or so they still wouldn't be reasonable but this crap with doing them for pretty much every possible purchase ... drives me friggin nuts.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (zc3Db)

612 Ace is to liberals what Jane Goodall was to chimps.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (VdICR)

613 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work.


I'd love to know her exact source on this thought.

CNN?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (0mz2+)

614 Don't know where you are shopping 500 brick for $34 is about what it was in 98.

-----

7 cents a round is still about a third higher.

5 cents a round is the target.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (8XRCm)

615 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work.


Such a "thought process" would explain how health care in this country is soo fucked up.

Tell her that you are convinced that this particular major health -care provider is involved in black market organ theft and sales.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (326rv)

616 An important "not" has dropped out:

And I would like to tell everyone reading: Please do not give in to it. Do -->NOT<-- let their sickness become your sickness.

Posted by: m at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (3jGss)

617 601 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work. Srsly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:33 PM (mC1ZI)

Uh, they're the ones planning on not working this Thursday. Trump ain't making them doing that.

Posted by: josephistan at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (7HtZB)

618 583
My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major
health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to
declare it illegal for women to work.




No, but I think most of us would go for repealing the 19th amendment. They can still work.

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (pvwwD)

619 That reminds me, I need to check on the status of my FFL 03 renewal application.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 06, 2017 03:41 PM (J+eG2)

620 Do you have a CHL ? Took me 20 minutes last week for my AR purchase. Curious what state?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (zoyKY)

Don't have CCP, but SC doesn't require insta-check for holders. It's just never taken that long before.

Posted by: BignJames at March 06, 2017 03:41 PM (x9c8r)

621 idn't the people that had the little bitch fit about the billboard buy ad space on another billboard nearby to "attack" that?
Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (z/Ubi)



Hmm. I smell a nefarious and clever plot by the puppetmasters at Big Billboard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 03:41 PM (8ZskC)

622 >>My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major
health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to
declare it illegal for women to work.


Wow. WTF.
Kinda like the gals who believed Romney was going to outlaw tampons.
Scary world to live in if you really think *any* US president would do that.

Posted by: Birds at March 06, 2017 03:41 PM (NOIQH)

623 In the 2aughts wally world had boxes of 525 for $8.88

Posted by: irright at March 06, 2017 03:41 PM (pMGkg)

624 This is a tip jar post o.o
Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (6JL3d)



Bears repeating.

Sidebar, main page

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (0mz2+)

625 603 So there was a Deadpool short that screened before "Logan", which is good in and of itself. But what's really awesome is the "credits" which is an Ace movie review style book review of "The Old Man & The Sea." Check it out, I swear Ace wrote it.

http://tinyurl.com/gwcbth2
Posted by: josephistan at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (7HtZB)



Yeah and I watched a breakdown of the that teaser. The breakdown points out that Logan actually kind of parallels "The Old Man and the Sea" to an extent, so Deadpool is spoiling Logan with that review.

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (z/Ubi)

626 That reminds me, I need to check on the status of my FFL 03 renewal application.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 06, 2017 03:41 PM (J+eG2)

-----

I ditched mine in 2010.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (8XRCm)

627 I remember longcat.

Posted by: Alana at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (ZbRez)

628 Star Trek was a TV show. Any of you kissed a girl?

Posted by: Wm. The Shat Shatner at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (bc2Lc)

629 Ace is to liberals what Jane Goodall was to chimps.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (VdICR)



Common law spouse?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (8ZskC)

630
Wow. WTF.
Kinda like the gals who believed Romney was going to outlaw tampons.
Scary world to live in if you really think *any* US president would do that.
Posted by: Birds

wait till they put me in a camp

Posted by: Sally Kohn at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (FZYNt)

631 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work. Srsly.

That is clearly what his medical leave proposal was all about.

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (tewYv)

632 Wow. WTF.Kinda like the gals who believed Romney was going to outlaw tampons.Scary world to live in if you really think *any* US president would do that.
Posted by: Birds




Scary people if they think a president CAN do that.
Totally detached from reality.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (/B2KC)

633 More seriously, Trump's a capitalist. Why scratch out half the potential workforce before finding out if they're any good?
Posted by: Ian S. at March 06, 2017 03:37 PM (KUTP5)

========

Because you apparently can pay them 77% of what you would have to pay a guy for the same job.

My rebuttal to this argument is "wouldn't this mean there would be a Yuge shortage of available women?".

Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (a6jXo)

634 "598 Dunno. [Did] Howard Hughes...force] his staff into "dates"?
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 06, 2017 03:36 PM (326rv)
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Only the hot, hot actresses.
Posted by: Undocumented"


I love the scene in The Aviator when he tells off Katherine Hepburn's socialist family after he gets lectured for talking about money. "You have it. That's why you don't need to talk about it."

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (OD2ni)

635 re:The left has decided that they no longer want to abide by the founding
agreements of this country. There is no solution or persuasion in this
fight. We have become 2 different nations that want to live differently
from each other.
***
They never wanted to "abide by the founding agreements..."

Thomas Sowell laid out the dichotomy very nicely in Conflict of Visions. Constricted v unconstricted. Guess which ones the Lefties are?

Posted by: squeakywheel at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (f31Us)

636 631 That is clearly what his medical leave proposal was all about.

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 03:42 PM (tewYv)

=====================

Doesn't matter. Gotta yell.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (mC1ZI)

637 7 cents a round is still about a third higher.



5 cents a round is the target.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (8XRCm)

20 years later I am sure the costs have gone up 2 cents a round. $34 for 500 is just fine.

You are not going to buy it less than you did 20 years ago, trust me on this

Posted by: Ralph at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (pvwwD)

638 WORD. This is so right Ace.

Posted by: Findlay at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (yZ0nH)

639 628 Star Trek was a TV show. Any of you kissed a girl?
Posted by: Wm. The Shat Shatner

And I liked it

Posted by: Katy Perry at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (FZYNt)

640 7 cents a round is still about a third higher.

5 cents a round is the target.
Posted by: fixerupper



1.5 to 2 cents is prime.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:44 PM (/B2KC)

641 633 Because you apparently can pay them 77% of what you would have to pay a guy for the same job.

My rebuttal to this argument is "wouldn't this mean there would be a Yuge shortage of available women?".
Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 03:43 PM (a6jXo)

====================

Which are they? Greedy capitalists who would step on their own mother for a dollar or rampant sexists who hate women at all costs?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:44 PM (mC1ZI)

642 612 Ace is to liberals what Jane Goodall was to chimps.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 06, 2017 03:40 PM (VdICR)

Threadwinner?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 06, 2017 03:44 PM (WuRdh)

643 Yeah, though I'm not a big 22LR user, I did used to buy a brick of 525 for $19, before the second Obama (Newtown) panic. It's hanging substantially above that these days.


And TPOP, glad to hear you're reloading. More shooters should look into it. There are many different levels and versions of reloading. Simply replacing your factory ammo, and crafting some special loads, is very easy, and doesn't require expensive equipment or advanced skills.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 06, 2017 03:44 PM (QDnY+)

644 How did we ever evolve as a species to get to this point being this dumb?

Posted by: Strobe at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (gbWkA)

645 "These background checks are the biggest piles of shit around. They are
basically useless and nothing but an annoyance - meant to be, obviously.
What really kills me is that the Vichy Republicans like to push them
as much as the America-hating leftists."

Imagine my joy upon being told that I must now undergo a background check, at my expense, merely to purchase *ammo* here in the People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Commiefornia.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (noWW6)

646 "Tune out when you fear you're being infected. Get off the internet, turn off the tv, and do something more productive, like reading, or, if worse comes to worse, your actual job."

I'm deep-diving Bablyon 5 (near end of 3rd season so far) - along with multiple analyses and "The Lurker's Guide", and I find I don't want to read about politics at all anymore. Except for here, of course, which doesn't do that 24/7.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (tapYd)

647
I can reload 9mm for less that 5 cents a round.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (8XRCm)

648 Blackpowder, the lead is free

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (HDU3V)

649 645
Imagine my joy upon being told that I must now undergo a background check, at my expense, merely to purchase *ammo* here in the People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Commiefornia.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (noWW6)

==================

Time to move?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (mC1ZI)

650 647
I can reload 9mm for less that 5 cents a round.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 06, 2017 03:45 PM (8XRCm)

I'll take a thousand please.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 06, 2017 03:46 PM (zoyKY)

651 We saw something similar after the 2000 election--the left went crazy. And they pretty much stayed crazy, though it was on a low boil.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (MZcWR)

652 Nood. TFG

Posted by: josephistan at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (7HtZB)

653 How did we ever evolve as a species to get to this point being this dumb?




We killed off all the sabre toothed tigers.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (/B2KC)

654 "My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work."

If I were you I'd push her over the edge. Every time you talk with her give leave hints and innuendos. Anybody that dumb deserves to be trolled to insanity.

Posted by: The Media Suxs at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (mlo2Q)

655 "647
I can reload 9mm for less that 5 cents a round."


Stop scaring me.

Posted by: Gersh Kuntzman at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (OD2ni)

656 AlextheChick, what do you think of these shoes that Susan Lucci is auctioning off?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zwzfp9q

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (GwOXV)

657 42
My husband's SJW niece (who is actually a sweet girl) is visiting with a
friend, and started going off about solar and wind farms and how
Hillary! would have made it possible for everyone to have solar panels
on their homes, etc.

*****

Gainful employment makes it possible for anyone who wants these things to have them. Same with, housing, transportation, education, health care etc...

Posted by: Lemmiwinks and his flaming boner of winning at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (18h+i)

658 Just got here.
Has anyone let ace know that he maybe left a "not" out when talking about letting their sickness become our sickness.
I'm sure most everyone here went ahead and read it into it but, I mean, Mary Cloggenstein might drop in and...

Posted by: teej at March 06, 2017 03:48 PM (Jd44p)

659 "Imagine my joy upon being told that I must now undergo a background check, at my expense, merely to purchase *ammo* here in the People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Commiefornia. "

So just imagine the same methodology to attempt to reduce prostitution.

A surcharge, and a background check in order to buy tampons, and sanity products.

And no box of tampons bigger then 10 rounds.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 06, 2017 03:48 PM (J+eG2)

660 Last I bought 45acp in Pennsylvania it was cash and carry, no id required. Did have to show and get logged when I bought blackpowder month ago.

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 03:48 PM (HDU3V)

661 >>>McGowan is an angry nut so I understand. What's wrong with Drew Barrymore? She seems harmless.

She is, but such a dumbass.

Typical interaction discussing film:
RO: >
DB: oh ya, totes mcgotes and cooly cool!!

I bet he did shots in between takes.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 06, 2017 03:49 PM (/8Lie)

662 Look, I've said this before, when this world is all you have any setback to your utopia is an existential and ontological crisis. This is the only possible logical outcome of the course we've been on for the last hundred years.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 06, 2017 03:49 PM (9krrF)

663 Getting a good gun thread going and it gets ruined

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 03:49 PM (HDU3V)

664 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work.

Just reassure her that Trump would never make such a law unless it included a clear sammich-making exemption.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 06, 2017 03:34 PM (8ZskC)


Play along with her unhinged lunacy. Tell her: "Don't worry about, I'm a Republican, and I know people higher up in the party. I can always pull in a few favors and get you one of the exceptions so you won't lose your job."

It would help if you could tell her this deadpan, and not smile or laugh.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 06, 2017 03:50 PM (kPGdd)

665 Extrapolating back from the current state of affairs, I postulate that, as a species, we were too dumb to kill off all the sabre tooth tigers. Next theory.

Posted by: Strobe at March 06, 2017 03:50 PM (gbWkA)

666 Wow, Ace. I'm a semi-lurker and don't comment much -- this post is so great. Helps me better understand my hysterical progressive friends -- and helps me know how to handle it. Thank you.

Posted by: Alix at March 06, 2017 03:50 PM (iaotW)

667 Let my FFL-03 expire last year (for non-gun nuts, that's a $30/3-year license that, depending on your state, lets you buy 50+-yr old guns directly from sellers, and have them delivered to you, without using a "normal" or FFL-01 gun dealer - thus no background check for a specific purchase).


CA, of course, gutted much of the value of an FFL-03 by requiring an additional, more expensive, state license be added to it. But if you're a serious collector or trader in older firearms, it would still be worth it. For me, I was at the end of my planned purchases in that category, except for maybe one or two more Garands, so it wasn't worth it.


But many states are like CA was until 2 years ago.


I have to say that having the Brown Truck of Happiness (UPS) pull up with a Garand or Mosin was like Christmas morning at 10 years old all over again. Even got my old UPS driver hooked on Mosins after he watched me open up a few.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 06, 2017 03:50 PM (QDnY+)

668 "before the second Obama (Newtown) panic"

Speaking of Newtown, it featured prominently in the little noticed and less remarked Fourth Circus decision recently, the one which said that of course it's perfectly okay for states to ban ownership of "weapons of war" such as the AR rifle.

It was the very same nonsense about how the Newtown school killer (whose name I will not utter) had been able to effect his lethal results because he was wielding an OMG BONA FIDE MILITARY KILLING MACHINE WHICH SPEWS BULLETS AT STUPENDOUS SPEEDS, as the federal court very calmly put it.

The reality is that the Newtown killer was unopposed in any meaningful sense, and had plenty of time in which to ply his trade. The rate of fire of his weapon was and is contextually meaningless. He could practically have completed his slaughter if he had been using a single-shot muzzleloader.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 03:50 PM (noWW6)

669 "Bizarro 9/11" is actually very apt. I have a left-wing friend on Facebook who keeps images of Bizarro and Bizarro's cube-shaped planet in reaction to every story about Trump. They really do think they're living in a nightmare.

Watching the reaction of my liberal friends, I oscillate back and forth between feeling sorry for them -- as my nic indicates, I used to be one of their tribe, so I can see how it probably looks from their perspective -- and feeling giddy about watching their insufferable, passive-aggressive smugness get repeatedly sodomized by Trumpasarus Rex.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at March 06, 2017 03:50 PM (XLZh6)

670 Which are they? Greedy capitalists who would step on their own mother for a dollar or rampant sexists who hate women at all costs?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 06, 2017 03:44 PM (mC1ZI)


BOTH. You patriarchal bastard: they represent the intersection of capitalist and heteronormative hegemonies over the bodies of women of color. The first order of #resistance will be to expose the exploitative practices of ....

I lost my place there.
It was going somewhere important, I know it. But whatever.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 06, 2017 03:50 PM (CPk08)

671 Nood is just Barak in his mom jeans

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 03:52 PM (HDU3V)

672
But this ties into ace's point. The second I saw the first one, I knew exactly what would happen and it did and omg protests and calls to the owners of the billboard company to take it down and how dare they be anonymous and wah wah wah wah wah.

It was like clockwork.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 03:25 PM (mf5HN)

The really funny part is that the boutique owner who was so offended by the billboard had a "donation" request for her women-oriented business on her website.

Posted by: Joseph at March 06, 2017 03:53 PM (/f1mm)

673 There's a Venn diagram that in this thread somewhere.

Posted by: Strobe at March 06, 2017 03:54 PM (gbWkA)

674 Given the derangement of the left, more in evidence every day, preparing for something like civil war isn't nutty. It's just prudent.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 06, 2017 03:54 PM (97XyN)

675 This is such a good post. Quite often on Twitter, I come across misinformed assholes and I feel I should at least try to correct them, or point out where their logic fails, or what facts they are missing (eg the whole "Charles Murray is a white supremacist" stuff)

And then I think why? I won't change their minds. I will just make myself upset and ruminative.

It's much better to try to view the next four years as fun, and I'll just let Trump fight the battles. Yeah he's kinda nuts, but he can take the crazies far better than I can.

Posted by: Lurker primus at March 06, 2017 03:54 PM (DhPrq)

676 Off pants! Socks, too!

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 06, 2017 03:54 PM (/f1mm)

677 Almost nothing Trump does is a surprise to me. Almost nothing.
But much of it, almost all of it, is delightfully refreshing. Especially the ones that send the snowflakes and pundits into screaming mee mee fits. Trump on, brother.

Posted by: mikeyslaw at March 06, 2017 03:54 PM (JZJ9v)

678 My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major
health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to
declare it illegal for women to work.
****
The functionally mentally ill?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 06, 2017 03:54 PM (+aCe4)

679 This post is great -- and serves as a reminder that I should take to heart daily.

I work in an extremely left-wing environment. It sucks. According to my co-workers, everything in the world was dandy for 8 years (except, of course, for those crazed few who didn't support Obama or his ideas). Within a day, the tone of my co-workers shifted into constant meltdown mode. Everything is a problem! Everything is a crisis! We're being taken over by Russia!

Then, there are my social media "friends," a term I'm using loosely at this point. I have one friend who has reinvented herself as a "victim." Never mind that she is happily married with an extremely well-paying job and living in a nice, crime-free neighborhood. She is a victim of the gender wage gap (if she's a victim, I wanna be one too). She is a victim of the patriarchy. Everything from her is Planned Parenthood, BLM, racism, victimhood. She is on Facebook multiple times every week just ranting non-stop. And just in case you don't get her point, she likes to write out the phrase "President Obama" and then just call the current president "Trump."

The caterwauling is just exhausting at times.

Posted by: BethinPA at March 06, 2017 03:55 PM (rsiTa)

680 I don't remember being this crazy in 2008 and 2012, but I'm hopelessly biased. Maybe I was. Either way there's such a thing as overplaying your hand. The GOP surely did it in the late '90s when they thought they could get Bill Clinton out of office, and it led to many of them being slung out on their ass in the '98 midterms.

The irony of the Democrats being the party of "Character Doesn't Matter, It's The Economy, Stupid" trying to convince the American people that Trump is too awful a human being to be president is delicious.

And I didn't even vote for the man.

Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at March 06, 2017 03:56 PM (7Yhps)

681 I'm personally enjoying Leftists running around with their hair on fire

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 03:56 PM (HDU3V)

682 Thank you, Ace.

This was master work. Amazing.

Just snuck back to tell you, "thank you."

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 06, 2017 03:56 PM (WdF09)

683 Didn't the people that had the little bitch fit about the billboard buy ad space on another billboard nearby to "attack" that?
Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2017 03:39 PM (z/Ubi)



They were raising money for it but I haven't seen the rebuttal one yet.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 03:58 PM (mf5HN)

684 654 "My sister, who has an MBA and has been an executive with a major health-care provider for decades is convinced that Trump is going to declare it illegal for women to work."

Encourage it. Tell her it's reminiscent of Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale": the right wing Christian fundamentalists are using sociobiology to justify rigid gender segregation, like the Saudis. Give her a copy of the book.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 06, 2017 03:59 PM (CPk08)

685 AlextheChick, what do you think of these shoes that Susan Lucci is auctioning off?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zwzfp9q
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 06, 2017 03:47 PM (GwOXV)



You had me at Sergio Rossi

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 03:59 PM (mf5HN)

686 I'm also trying to stop and ask myself is this how I was about Obama?

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 06, 2017 02:30 PM (mf5HN)


No, we weren't. We were bummed for a few days, and then we got on with our lives. We didn't protest, we didn't riot, we didn't break things, or organize a national hissy fit/crying jag.

We didn't do any of those things.

Because we're normal people.

And many of us are believers in sure and certain realities higher than politics. So losing a political battle is not the end of the world for us, like it is, apparently, for many of them.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 06, 2017 04:00 PM (kPGdd)

687 Thanks for the shout-out Ace!


Posted by: Secret Square at March 06, 2017 04:01 PM (+HoK2)

688 I actually think Trump's tweet pointing out that Obama's investigation of him is beyond the pale, (whatever over the top words Trump used,) is starting to hit home.

It might not be illegal to investigate your opponent in a Presidential race, but it is certainly not good precedent to set.

If Obama doesn't have some consequence, Trump is free to use Deep State against his political opponents, or in other words the left.

What goes around, comes around.

Their hysteria is going to come back to bite them.

Posted by: me at March 06, 2017 04:02 PM (VoCyE)

689 Got to listen to almost all of Rush's show, pointing out the leaks to media are all about inside conversation either phone or wire taps. Now to them its there is no proof

Posted by: Skip at March 06, 2017 04:05 PM (HDU3V)

690 "No, we weren't. We were bummed for a few days, and then we got on with our lives. We didn't protest, we didn't riot, we didn't break things, or organize a national hissy fit/crying jag.

We didn't do any of those things.

Because we're normal people.

And many of us are believers in sure and certain realities higher than politics. So losing a political battle is not the end of the world for us, like it is, apparently, for many of them."

Agreed.

Because of where I work and many of the people I know, I figured I wouldn't get much sympathy by complaining about my unhappiness in 2008 or 2012. So I saved my venting for when I knew I was around those who felt the same way.

It's funny, though. I wonder if the lefties I see melting down all the time have any sense of perspective. Do they actually realize that many of us were just as unhappy when Obama won?

I suspect they don't. Because, in their view, those who didn't vote for/support Obama are subhuman, just a subset of beings who need to be ignored or removed from society.

Posted by: BethinPA at March 06, 2017 04:06 PM (rsiTa)

691 I have been analyzing the videos of the protest and attacks...look here these sucker punches are too precise for sand people! Only Imperial Union Thugs are this precise. They land 3hard head strikes, then turn and run off cameria. Someone needs to drop one of these thugs, to be identified, questioned as to who is hireing them.

Posted by: paladin at March 06, 2017 04:13 PM (rPz4y)

692 >>>it's not his job to make the Black Bloc Bolsheviks attain inner peace.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

heh

Posted by: m at March 06, 2017 04:15 PM (3jGss)

693 Ace is truly right on this. Cut off the toxic, crazy people from your life, your facebook and your twitter feed. In fact, delete your twitter feed. I made those small moves three weeks ago and already feel better. I also decided that I was not going to waste any of my precious energy on something that I can't change. I'm not going to get worked up every time something allegedly more "outrageous" happens. It was not easy at first but I think I have broken the addiction. Find a hobby or an activity that you can put that political energy into. I had decided that every time I felt the need to respond to something political, that I would pick up a book or resume an old hobby. I played the guitar as a child but had gotten away from that. So I bought a guitar from a local pawn shop and have been going thru instruction books to get my chord memory back. It's actually kind of fun. I may even buy a piano and teach myself that too. I had Spanish and Russian language courses when I was in college but let those skills lapse. So, when I'm not trying to play the guitar, I'm working on the hablo espanol or parra Ruska. It's meaningful and better for me right now than going into the kitchen and making elaborate fattening food or drinking gallons of Irish whiskey. Be advised that the latter two are still viable options! But seriously, stay the course and take Ace's advice. Find a hobby and stay off of their crazy train! With any luck, in 8 years when this crazy ends, I'll be a tri-lingual musician.

Posted by: Pancake at March 06, 2017 04:16 PM (LPFcl)

694 Great post Ace!

A bit of a reminder here: when someone has an incredibly warped worldview that is not reality based tries to convince you that his views are indeed real, that's called gaslighting.

Gaslighting is another name for manipulation.

From Wikipedia:

Psychological manipulation is a type of social
influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others
through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics. By advancing the
interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods
could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.

Posted by: shibumi at March 06, 2017 04:16 PM (J5mC3)

695 But why pants? I hate pants!!!! They interfere with my fapping time!!!!

Posted by: southdakotaboy at March 06, 2017 04:19 PM (JaJ3u)

696 Ace, your SPOT ON. Anyone from Wisconsin has already see this thing play out, when Scott Walker survived his recall and Act 10 went into full gear. The Libs went crazy in WI, heck google Segway Boy if you want an example of the mentality. Its exactly what were seeing now, but on a national scale. Their world was upended and their big, but fragile egos (Great point there Ace!) can't handle it. It was a mess for Wisconsin and it will be a mess for the USA as a whole. On the plus side, Trump is a fighter and while he pokes the bear, he does get them so focused on him and what his last tweet was they don't attempt to mount any real effective opposition.

Posted by: Janir at March 06, 2017 04:34 PM (Lk5qN)

697 Beautiful essay, ace, and solid advice. Fortunately, *our* side hasn't hopped aboard The Mass Hysteria Express. There are infrequent attempts at rationalizing/reasoning, which is pointless with insanity.

Step aside and let the crazy train speed by. Absolute indifference in our daily lives, not indifference designed to get a reaction but indifference meant to go without notice, is exactly right. As you suggest, we need to keep apace of daily events so tanks rumbling in the streets don't surprise us.

Your point about the National Divorce needs to be whispered, really low, from the rooftops. The Left seems to want the divorce and the most peaceful way is to let it think it is all its project, without giving away our autonomy. Modern Leftism has two prongs. The first is to feel better about oneself and the second is to control others, two things that should be contradictory but isn't with sociopaths/Leftists. Let them take the moral high ground, leave in a fashion that doesn't allow them to control us, and degenerate into their own internal Terror.

The break-up is coming faster than any of us could have expected, and is the only reason to keep apprised of the news---after noon, just as you suggested.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 06, 2017 04:42 PM (4nN0T)

698 This post made me fall in love with Ace all over again.

Just don't let Ace start listening to Prof. Jordan B Peterson or we'll lose him down the rabbit hole of sweet, sweet psychological reason that is so satisfying it's been banned in Toronto.

Posted by: JoanOfArgghh at March 06, 2017 04:43 PM (BC6+0)

699 Ephesians 6:10-18.

Posted by: baldilocks at March 06, 2017 04:43 PM (VlyWV)

700 Oh, this is good, Ace. What I felt intuitively after 9/11, you have expressed here in this post. I was a liberal all my life, from a family of liberals who are still liberals, until 9/11. they all think I'm the crazy one, but I could not remain a Democrat after 9/11, with the smug declarations about America getting what it deserved. The scales fell from my eyes. You are absolutely right about the Left treating President Trump as if he is a worst disaster than 9/11. Which says a lot about the Left, none of it good.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 06, 2017 04:51 PM (dargh)

701 49 also, remember what the dormouse said ..

"Dig your Head"

Posted by: firefirefire at March 06, 2017 05:03 PM (vO2v4)

702 Thanks for the great post, Ace! It does seem like hysteria is everywhere. Again, I work in the entertainment industry in NYC, and everyone has gone COMPLETELY INSANE. They have indeed worked themselves into a mass hallucination that Trump and his voters are Nazis, and any obstruction or even violence is justified against Nazis. I'm certainly not watching as much news as I have been, and avoiding discussions with the craziest progs I know, but even that makes me feel like I'm walking on eggshells. And, as Ace has suggested in the past, I hate allowing lefties the privilege of unlimited violent expression of their opinions while insuring that I keep my head down and my mouth shut to avoid trouble. And yet, I want to keep working. It's tough.

Posted by: Browncoat formerly known as Mike at March 06, 2017 05:06 PM (o38N1)

703 Late to the party, but it seems to me the GOPe media is worse. Jonah, Kristol, even back benches like Sarah Rumps have spent more time ripping cops than the left.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 06, 2017 05:19 PM (y2H1C)

704 Why I come here everyday. Good stuff, Ace.

Posted by: Mary at March 06, 2017 05:26 PM (2ly7u)

705 Brilliant. Just brilliant.

Posted by: janetoo at March 06, 2017 05:32 PM (t3qE+)

706 Still not tired of The Winning

Posted by: Zakn at March 06, 2017 05:36 PM (BijY5)

707 Aside from a few minor points they are mostly hysterically and emotionally out of control. To them, Donald Trump is like your Ex who did everything wrong during the breakup.

See the list: www.donaldtrumpisjustlikemyex.com

Posted by: HubFlyer at March 06, 2017 05:42 PM (tyP4L)

708 Excellent advice Ace. I've had to pull myself away from the vortex lately. If only frustrated at the media Russia hysteria campaign. It helps to step away from social media for at least a week occasionally.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at March 06, 2017 06:07 PM (0VtiW)

709 "Let not your mellow be harshed" is now my daily mantra, ace. I'm in quarantine until Wednesday, so I was happy to read this. The airwaves and TV are full of hysteria.

Pancake, that's a great use of your time! Really inspiring. I have a keyboard calling.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 06, 2017 06:16 PM (G8B7r)

710 Great essay, even better advice.

The Beltway is becoming "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (Part2)" (Twilight Zone).

I already came to the same conclusion, intuitively. Tune them out, avoid the temptation of twiddling with their lights or re-arranging their furniture, and have a good life.


Posted by: Levin at March 06, 2017 07:43 PM (4RsUF)

711 I thought "gaslighting" meant setting your farts on fire.

Posted by: The Most Special of Snowflakes at March 06, 2017 08:16 PM (klpnh)

712 JuJu Be in post number 700: You said exactly what I feel. I could no longer be a Democrat after 9-11 because I could not bear to hear other Democrats says things like we deserved it, that the people in the towers were evil and had it coming, etc. I lost a life long friend that day, a good man who did nothing wrong other than go to work that day. Every time Ward Churchill spoke and every time the Democrats defended him made me want to punch some one. I have always called it my "Saul from Tarsus" moment. (Yeah, it's over-dramatic but it's my story so I'm allowed!) The scales fell from my eyes too. I've heard others call us "liberals who were mugged by reality". As I said, I could never be a Democrat after all that and the truth is, that Democratic Party does not exist anymore.

Posted by: Pancake at March 06, 2017 08:36 PM (LPFcl)

713 Naughty Pine in 709: I will either be a tri-lingual musician in 8 years OR a really large and overweight home chef with an addiction to Irish whiskey! I forgot to add that second part. The only place I check for comment is on this forum because the rest of the forums hurt my heart and my head. Anything else is a waste of energy and spirit. So I pick up my guitar or a Spanish dictionary. You have a keyboard calling...computer or piano? If it's a computer, go to that keyboard and hammer out that novel that's in the back of your mind. If it's the piano, hit the ivories! My chord memory has been good so far. I might able to strum some old Eagles tunes soon. And, I find that I'm also understanding a lot more of the steamy Mexican soap operas on Univision. We have zero control over the present Sturm und Drang but we have sure as shit have control over how to respond to it.

Posted by: Pancake at March 06, 2017 08:47 PM (LPFcl)

714 It occurred to me just before the new year to stop playing. It was so tempting to jab here or slap there, but it was ultimately a lost cause. Mine is a philosophy, theirs is a religion. You cannot "reason" someone to change their faith. So I walked away from the game. They provoke and stab and spit but my shields are up and I do not engage. They have become the apes at the zoo - fling poo if you want...I am out of range.

Posted by: john Phillips at March 07, 2017 07:04 AM (yiGFc)

715 I am having trouble visualizing a universe where "the left" and "the nevertrumper/GOPe" are two sides.

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at March 07, 2017 11:28 PM (K8XDS)

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