Saturday Morning Weird News Dump

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Good morning. Pour yourself a mug. Then dive into the weird news of the week. Here are just a few incidents that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ.



Feel free to talk about these stories or something else in this open thread. Management requests that you don't run with sharp objects and play nice with one another.

Here's hoping you have a great weekend!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:12 AM




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Posted by: ALH at August 26, 2017 08:13 AM (y1JfG)

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Posted by: ALH at August 26, 2017 08:14 AM (y1JfG)

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Posted by: ALH at August 26, 2017 08:14 AM (y1JfG)

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Posted by: ALH at August 26, 2017 08:14 AM (y1JfG)

5 Robot sex. Lesbians. Disco.

Jeez......bunch of weirdos out there.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 26, 2017 08:15 AM (5VlCp)

6 where is everybody?

Posted by: ALH at August 26, 2017 08:15 AM (y1JfG)

7
Good news: rain bands letting up at Schloss Hadrian.

Bad news: Houston, Katy and Fort Bend County getting pasted.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 26, 2017 08:15 AM (OvV/k)

8 If you don't post Nood no one knows

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:16 AM (pPKG5)

9 where is everybody?

Waiting in line behind the first four posts.

Posted by: Neil Tyson DeChicken at August 26, 2017 08:16 AM (Tyii7)

10 Too "cute" woman doesn't look all that hawt to me. And sounds like the black robes on that appeals court have gone off their rocker.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2017 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

11 Skip, qualifying on cnbc now.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 26, 2017 08:18 AM (c56hy)

12 I used to live in Corpus Christi, nice little town with a beach near by.
Praying for all my old friends there.

Posted by: ALH at August 26, 2017 08:18 AM (y1JfG)

13 Content?


Damn

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:19 AM (J+eG2)

14 The decision involved a 2013 lawsuit filed by blond massage therapist Dilek Edwards against her former boss, Wall Street chiropractor Charles Nicolai and his former lesbian Playboy Playmate wife, Stephanie Adams.


That took more than a minute to figure out. Do I have dementia?

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 26, 2017 08:20 AM (EgwCt)

15 Those dogs playing poker tapestry were very popular in my USAF England days.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:20 AM (pPKG5)

16 For the next two days, my hometown is hosting an annual Civil War Muster.

Groups from all over the country come to reenact battles, camp and live like Union and Confederate soldiers and families.

Wonder if this will attract any antifa?

Posted by: jwest at August 26, 2017 08:20 AM (Zs4uk)

17 Willowed
From Mashable: The 12 FOOT storm surge will be exacerbated by the sea level rise caused by climate change.

Yes, if you believe man has caused the Earth to warm 0.5 degrees in the past 100 years and that warming has lead to a 0.1in rise in sea levels, then I guess the folly of man has made what would otherwise be a 12 foot surge a 12.1 foot surge. Godspeed Jim in Galveston. Forgive us for we know not what we do.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 26, 2017 08:20 AM (dnWSK)

18 Vacation trip next week will be my first visit to St. Augustine.

Any natives or recent visitors have any tips or ideas about what to see/do while there?

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 26, 2017 08:21 AM (c56hy)

19 Wonder if this will attract any antifa?


None of them seem very attractive to me. Although I am now seeing a meme where they are compared to the Ewoks on endor.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 26, 2017 08:22 AM (dnWSK)

20 Wonder if this will attract any antifa?

A whiff or two of grapeshot might be in order.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 08:23 AM (Tyii7)

21 I would love to visit the Spa Francorchamps area

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:23 AM (pPKG5)

22 18 Any natives or recent visitors have any tips or ideas about what to see/do while there?

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 26, 2017 08:21 AM (c56hy)

Go South for a while and hit Daytona Beach. Plenty to do there and the best beach in the country.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2017 08:24 AM (mpXpK)

23 A Civil War reenactment was disrupted last or the week before, maybe in Va?

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:24 AM (pPKG5)

24 To research my character on WKRP I often visited Cincinnati. As Bailey Quarters i hung out @ the nudist camp.

Posted by: Jan Smithers at August 26, 2017 08:25 AM (wx0pj)

25 Last weekend come to think of it, a reenactor was maced

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:25 AM (pPKG5)

26 About that debt ceiling article from Vic in the last post: the debt ceiling was reached in March. Ryan and McConnell had 6 months to do something, and Trump was begging them to do something. Treachery through and through. Though I wouldn't withhold a layer of stupidity on Ryan's part too.

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 08:30 AM (Tyk2V)

27 Here. Now to the links. And I don't even golf anymore.

Posted by: RI Red - the second mouse gets the covfefe. at August 26, 2017 08:32 AM (cizN7)

28 Imma just leave this tidbit here:

Jason Kessler, neo-Nazi organizer of the Charlottesville Clusterfuck, is a former CNN contributor.

The whole thing was an op.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 26, 2017 08:32 AM (EUMr7)

29 Haven't been to St Augustine since I was a kid but the fort was cool.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:33 AM (pPKG5)

30 The protester from the viral Phoenix Trump rally riot video has been arrested for rubbing his genitals on police property.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 26, 2017 08:33 AM (bdKoh)

31 >>>To research my character on WKRP I often visited Cincinnati. As Bailey Quarters i hung out @ the nudist camp.

Also, far hotter than Loni Anderson

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 26, 2017 08:33 AM (EUMr7)

32 the wool paintings are cool

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 26, 2017 08:33 AM (mD2Ns)

33
Mey fesnds gqt ojt ov tde wey ov tde hericane.

Posted by: John McCain at August 26, 2017 08:34 AM (EgwCt)

34 I was sure it was a Leftist Op through and through when I saw their Tiki-Nazi leader was a Occupy guy at one time.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:35 AM (pPKG5)

35 Pro-Donald J. Trump GOP U.S. Senate challenger Danny Tarkanian has blown past incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), an opponent of the president and much of his agenda, per a new poll out of the state of Nevada obtained exclusively by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.

Go RUNNING REBELS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:35 AM (S2St+)

36 I see the SF Patriot Prayer rally is cancelled due to insane threats of violence from the left.

Can't be pro-America nationalist anymore.

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 08:36 AM (Tyk2V)

37 "Go RUNNING REBELS"

Are we allowed to use that word anymore?

Authorized and approved word list is changing on a daily basis.

Might need to consult the NewSpeak dictionary.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:37 AM (J+eG2)

38 "I see the SF Patriot Prayer rally is cancelled due to insane threats of violence from the left.

Not many individuals actually grasp the deep meaning of that simple phrase...


Your free speech is violence,
but
our violence is free speech.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:39 AM (J+eG2)

39 "Go RUNNING REBELS"

Are we allowed to use that word anymore?

Authorized and approved word list is changing on a daily basis.

Might need to consult the NewSpeak dictionary.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:37 AM (J+eG2)

I think he inherited that right from his father..Now I am no lawyer, but I drove past a Holiday Inn this AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:39 AM (S2St+)

40 Hamilton is looking good

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:40 AM (pPKG5)

41 35 Pro-Donald J. Trump GOP U.S. Senate challenger Danny Tarkanian has blown past incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), an opponent of the president and much of his agenda, per a new poll out of the state of Nevada obtained exclusively by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.

Go RUNNING REBELS

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Unfortunately I can't seem to find who will be running against Thom Tillis (spit) in NC. What a useless jackass he is.

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 08:40 AM (Tyk2V)

42 If a GOP led Senate and Congress, with the Presidency, cannot even get a deficit neutral budget through, then WTF did we hire them for? That which cannot continue, won't.

We're over 100% debt to GDP now, so as they say: bad things happen slowly at first, then quickly. In your lifetime, you will never again be able to earn enough interest in a CD that can keep up with inflation and there is no safe harbor for it other than your mattress. Those retirement accounts will be nationalized, too, bet on it. if we make it 20 more years, I'll be shocked.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 08:40 AM (pz6b2)

43 Since hurricane season is getting active a good website to see the forecasters spaghetti model plots and other weather related maps is spaghettimodels dot com.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 08:40 AM (DknNB)

44 Buckingham Palace attacker suspected for terrorism
Man with large knife who assaulted two police officers shouting Allahu akbar outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night is being investigated for suspected terrorism.

Way to go out on a limb there UK? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:41 AM (S2St+)

45 Civil War reenactment was cancelled in Va. where I have family.

Posted by: Derptastic at August 26, 2017 08:41 AM (DB16e)

46 I couldn't sleep last night because of the sounds of the stupid hurricane and the on and off gusts and down pours. Always waiting for it to stop and then waiting for it to start back up.

Finally went and got my shooting ear protection and had a decent sleep.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 08:42 AM (LuKE7)

47 Politically correct is any speach made in fear of a Leftist position or to gain gratification of Leftists

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:42 AM (pPKG5)

48 Civil War reenactment was cancelled in Va. where I have family.
Posted by: Derptastic at August 26, 2017 08:41 AM (DB16e)

Don't sweat it, the real thing is a coming

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:42 AM (S2St+)

49 A nudist adventure park with zip lines. That would have been something.

Now the world will never know what.

Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 08:42 AM (UoSKV)

50 Good morning horde. I'm waiting for the coffee to brew. Until then, I have nothing more to say.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 08:42 AM (lwiT4)

51 I mean, we may limp along as a pseudo United States, but the things that made it special will be destroyed whilst us primes will drag ass as wage slaves.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 08:43 AM (pz6b2)

52 Unfortunately I can't seem to find who will be running against Thom Tillis (spit) in NC. What a useless jackass he is.

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Stupid me, now I know why, he ain't up until 2020. Three more years of his crap. Where is Nip Sip?

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 08:44 AM (Tyk2V)

53 Primes=proles

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 08:44 AM (pz6b2)

54 "Until then, I have nothing more to say."


A person needs to know their limitations.


Without coffee, my brain is a bucket of shit, that the public should not see in operation.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:44 AM (J+eG2)

55 31 >>>To research my character on WKRP I often visited Cincinnati. As Bailey Quarters i hung out @ the nudist camp.

Also, far hotter than Loni Anderson
Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 26, 2017 08:33 AM (EUMr7)

Not anymore. One aged better than the other.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 08:44 AM (LuKE7)

56 Village Idiot's Apprentice,

Now that little VIA has joined the Navy would he be allowed to use the slang that is in this sailor story, or is all of it non-pc?


Me and Willy were lollygagging by the scuttlebutt after being aloft to boy butter up the antennas and were just perched on a bollard eyeballing a couple of bilge rats and flangeheads using crescent hammers to pack monkey shit around a fitting on a handybilly. All of a sudden the dicksmith started hard-assing one of the deck apes for lifting his pogey bait. The pecker-checker was a sewer pipe sailor and the deckape was a gator.

Maybe being blackshoes on a bird farm surrounded by a gaggle of cans didn't set right with either of those gobs. The deck ape ran through the nearest hatch and dogged it tight because he knew the penis machinist was going to lay below, catch him between decks and punch him in the snot locker. He'd probably wind up on the binnacle list but Doc would find a way to gundeck the paper or give it the deep six to keep himself above board.

We heard the skivvywaver announce over the bitch box that the bread-burners had SOS ready on the mess decks so we cut and run to avoid the clusterfuck when the twidgets and cannon cockers knew chow was on.

We were balls to the wall for the barn and everyone was preparing to hit the beach as soon as we doubled-up and threw the brow over. I had a ditty bag full of fufu juice that I was gonna spread on thick for the bar hogs with those sweet bosnia's. Sure beats the hell out of brown bagging. Might even hit the acey-duecy club and try to hook up with a westpac widow. They were always leaving snail trails on the dance floor on amateur night.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (DknNB)

57 Since hurricane season is getting active a good website to see the forecasters spaghetti model plots and other weather related maps is spaghettimodels dot com.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 08:40 AM (DknNB)


Joe Bastardi was ragging on those models yesterday on Twatter. (Paraphrased) Says the MSM weather people love them because they're too weak kneed to make an informed decision. So throw everything against the wall.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (EgwCt)

58 Q3 coming up

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (pPKG5)

59 Unfortunately I can't seem to find who will be running against Thom Tillis (spit) in NC. What a useless jackass he is.

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 08:40 AM (Tyk2V)
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He was Nip Sip's man. I don't know where Nip Sip went, we could ask him what went wrong.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (lwiT4)

60 I don't know where Nip Sip went, we could ask him what went wrong.
Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (lwiT4)

He got banned for saying something...i forgot what?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:46 AM (S2St+)

61 Fatal Sex Festival was in [Royal] Tunbridge Wells, of "Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells" and "Liberty, Equality, Gardening" fame.

It's always the quiet ones.

@17 check your Gorean math; .1 inch nonequal to .1 foot. "Base 60!"

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 08:46 AM (H5rtT)

62 Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (DknNB)

LOL

Good one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:47 AM (S2St+)

63 The time is fast approaching when the war will be taken to the urban slaves

Posted by: Karmic Justice at August 26, 2017 08:47 AM (FTPVM)

64 "Now that little VIA has joined the Navy would he be allowed to use the slang that is in this sailor story, or is all of it non-pc?
"

I think that if you drop everything between Me, and night, it should be good to go.


Bad thing?
I understood every word you wrote.
And Little VIA can probably guess a not small number of the words.


His Leaders?

Not so much.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:48 AM (J+eG2)

65 60 I don't know where Nip Sip went, we could ask him what went wrong.
Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (lwiT4)

He got banned for saying something...i forgot what?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:46 AM (S2St+)

Probably one of his racist quips that he appeared to be clueless that they were indeed racist even for us non PC morons.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 08:48 AM (LuKE7)

66 Lots of lightening, heavy rain, and definite wind right now. Since our neighborhood has drained well in the past and our electric lines are buried, my main concern is a lightening strike to electric service. And I hope that Live Oak roots go deeper than the regular sort because with this wet of soil it wouldn't take much wind to knock trees onto houses.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 08:48 AM (rp9xB)

67 Ok, back. Read the links. Now what?

Posted by: RI Red - the second mouse gets the covfefe. at August 26, 2017 08:49 AM (cizN7)

68 Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 26, 2017 08:45 AM (EgwCt)

Joe Bastardi is one of the best weather guys out there. He also has a really good twitter page.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 08:49 AM (DknNB)

69 The main job of the media this week is to find a displaced family, due to hurricane Harvey, and blame it on Trump. Secondly, inflate this storm, to biblical proportion, and blame it on climate change. Then, carry that narrative to labor day.

Posted by: redenzo at August 26, 2017 08:50 AM (5wSNN)

70 Both Houses of Congress and a President basically willing to sign anything passed by Republicans in order to get things done (with the only requirement being the Wall get funded) and Ryan and McConnell are flushing it down the toilet.

As MP4 has stated, they don't care because the won't go back to being bag boys.

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 08:51 AM (Tyk2V)

71 He got banned for saying something...i forgot what?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:46 AM (S2St+)

Probably one of his racist quips that he appeared to be clueless that they were indeed racist even for us non PC morons.
Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 08:48 AM (LuKE7)

Yes. I just forgot what one specifically. I don't think i was on at the time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:51 AM (S2St+)

72 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 26, 2017 08:22 AM (dnWSK)

Bad meme, or rather propaganda to make them sympathetic. The ewoks were portrayed as "plucky" and defending themselves and their homes. Pantifa couldn't be further from that. Talk about people who have "no business" meddling in affairs that aren't in their own towns.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 08:52 AM (rp9xB)

73 Joe Bastardi is one of the best weather guys out there. He also has a really good twitter page.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 08:49 AM (DknNB)


Agreed. When weather is going to effect my area (and his too, he's about 100 miles away) he's my go-to guy.

He's also pretty much a AGW/ACC denier, so that's good too.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 26, 2017 08:52 AM (EgwCt)

74 Morning y'all, from a slightly damp Houston area.

Yesterday turned out to be pretty mild, but the rain showed up in force around 0200, and it's been somewhere between heavy and mostly heavy since then.
The good news is that ol 'Harv has not generated the winds forecasted earlier, so everything seems to be staying in place pretty well.
For those interested, Harris County Texas has a pretty neat "Flood Warning System" you can access online - the various rain gauges and stream heights are in real time.
I'm the only one up, anyway, as copious quantities of "hurricanes" were indulged overnight...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 08:52 AM (MINbv)

75 " The main job of the media this week is to find a displaced family, due to hurricane Harvey, and blame it on Trump"

I bring you the preliminary effort to show the President as a heartless bastard


https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=354587

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:53 AM (J+eG2)

76 My news of the weird: I'm in an all day carp fishing tournament on a team with my father and daughter. Should be a good day!

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 26, 2017 08:54 AM (927Fd)

77 He got banned for saying something...i forgot what?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 08:46 AM (S2St+)
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Oh dear. Thanks NGU

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 08:54 AM (lwiT4)

78 Posted by: redenzo at August 26, 2017 08:50 AM (5wSNN)

Pretty much. They were trying a 'Why doesn't Trump make sure I can get bread' angle yesterday evening. Deleted the Tweet when it was demonstrated to be idiotic on all levels.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 08:54 AM (rp9xB)

79 "Should be a good day!"

Got enough beer bait?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:55 AM (J+eG2)

80 I bring you the preliminary effort to show the President as a heartless bastard

https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=354587
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:53 AM (J+eG2)
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Undocumented Texans. Oh my.

Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 08:55 AM (UoSKV)

81 VIA,

I was a Machinist Mate, Nuc, on an SSBN. Got called a lot worse than what is in that story. Just laughted it off.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 08:55 AM (DknNB)

82 I'm in an all day carp fishing tournament on a team with my father and daughter. Should be a good day!

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 26, 2017 08:54 AM (927Fd)
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What do you do with the carp after you catch them?

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 08:55 AM (lwiT4)

83 Civil War reenactment was cancelled in Va. where I have family.

Posted by: Derptastic at August 26, 2017 08:41 AM (DB16e)



Maybe the reenactors need to get tear gas guns and when the antifa twats get close - POW right in the family jewels

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 08:56 AM (auHtY)

84 Jack S at 56

They just need to keep their dick skinners off of someone elses pogey bait.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 26, 2017 08:57 AM (bdKoh)

85 There was some stupid thing on TV last night about the Tea Party. Had weepy Boehner on talking about how stupid they were for forcing him into the shutdown. Meanwhile, State houses, governorships, Congress, Senate, Presidency.

EaBoD's, John.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 08:57 AM (pz6b2)

86 Oh f#@$, just read Sebastian Gorka resigned.
Trumps administration has been successfully taken over by the swamp.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 26, 2017 08:57 AM (NOIQH)

87 I didn't know that about Nip Sip, just thought he decided to quit posting.

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 08:57 AM (Tyk2V)

88 "Room at the Top" was on TCM last night. If they'd followed with the original Manchurian, Judy Garland singing on the AtchesonTopeka, and then Jimmy Stewart and the wabbit, I'd have strongly suspected a Harvey Film Festival.

But they went over to all French. TCM will not survive Li'l Man Kiewicz.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 08:59 AM (H5rtT)

89 "Got called a lot worse than what is in that story. Just laughted it off."

well of course.

I can't honestly remember any of the then used Sailor lingo to actually be used to denigrate or insult anybody.
it was how we talked.
And our skin was thicker.
And the sea could kill you in a moment of negligence.

We each had a hundred problems in our day to day life.
Being called a name wasn't one of them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:59 AM (J+eG2)

90 The Gorka loss is bad news. We'll see how things shake out, but that Afghanistan speech was a bad sign.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:00 AM (pz6b2)

91 We each had a hundred problems in our day to day life.
Being called a name wasn't one of them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:59 AM (J+eG2)

Yep.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 09:02 AM (DknNB)

92 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 08:53 AM (J+eG2)

And Jim Acosta was saying that being called "Fake News" would somehow hamper hurricane safety and relief efforts. While asking why Trump hadn't saved Texas (strange new respect for Texans there) *before* anything had actually happened.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 09:02 AM (rp9xB)

93 Speaking of non-pc language, read any book, in particular the fiction stories by Daniel V. Gallery.

You'll either grab your sides, or clutch your pearls.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 09:02 AM (J+eG2)

94 Don't know if it was a nation wide thing but Dr Gorka use to call in often on Philadelphia talk radio shows. Was always a eye opening listen.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 09:02 AM (pPKG5)

95 Yeah, Lizzy, I'm bummed about Gorka too. The left has been after him for a while.

From the link, I can't figure out what really happened. It sounds like he thinks he resigned, but at the end the statement from the White House said he didn't, but is no longer working there, i.e. he was fired. Not good.

Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 09:03 AM (UoSKV)

96 Lewis Hamilton has tied Michael Schumacher for career poles

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 09:03 AM (pPKG5)

97 I don't know this Gorka guy, but Trump is still MAGA. Hell, even kicking transgender out of the military, no other Repub would have done that!

Posted by: MAGA at August 26, 2017 09:03 AM (Tyk2V)

98 Oh f#@$, just read Sebastian Gorka resigned.
Trumps administration has been successfully taken over by the swamp.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 26, 2017 08:57 AM (NOIQH)



That is not good news, especially since I've heard that HR Pufnstuf McMaster is very wrong headed on Islam

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 09:04 AM (auHtY)

99
83 Civil War reenactment was cancelled in Va. where I have family.

Posted by: Derptastic at August 26, 2017 08:41 AM (DB16e)



Maybe the reenactors need to get tear gas guns and when the antifa twats get close - POW right in the family jewels

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 08:56 AM (auHtY)







Three words: Socket Bayonet

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 26, 2017 09:05 AM (iFZVz)

100 >>That is not good news, especially since I've heard that HR Pufnstuf McMaster is very wrong headed on Islam

IIRC, his top aide is Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 26, 2017 09:05 AM (NOIQH)

101 Hey soomething just plummeted off the roof here....oh wait, that was the Yankees going down the drain, Nevermind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:05 AM (S2St+)

102 86 Oh f#@$, just read Sebastian Gorka resigned.
Trumps administration has been successfully taken over by the swamp.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 26, 2017 08:57 AM (NOIQH)

Unless you think the three Generals are part of the swamp then I don't think the swamp has taken over. They very well may be but I think they may fall into another category. I think it was the conflict with them that caused Bannon and Gorka to leave. I could be completely wrong but even though Gorka is on the Right I don't think he has an American mindset . It's the European Right mindset. Haven't decided if that's good or bad.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 09:06 AM (LuKE7)

103 Gorka's comments read to me like he's convinced Trump's surrounded by Wormtongues.

Which speaks ill of everyone in the current WH.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:06 AM (pz6b2)

104 Yeah, well, NGU, the Red Sox didn't exactly cover themselves in glory last night either.

Is JackStraw here? I was at the Nats-Mets game last night, and although the Nats were playing with a pretty decimated team, his boy deGrom was just outstanding.

Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 09:07 AM (UoSKV)

105 Good morning horde.
Having a cuppa tea and watching Harvey coverage.

Be safe TX morons.

Posted by: mpfs at August 26, 2017 09:09 AM (VUtKA)

106 I don't know what to think about Gorka and Bannon leaving until I hear it from my betters at MSNBC.

Posted by: RI Red - the second mouse gets the covfefe. at August 26, 2017 09:09 AM (cizN7)

107 Also, can I just say that these "Players Weekend" uniforms are goofy.

Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 09:09 AM (UoSKV)

108 Daniel V. Gallery's books are great and funny. His story of capturing the U-Boat 505 is epic.

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 09:10 AM (DknNB)

109 . It's the European Right mindset"

Exactly so, and I'm not the least bit concerned about the departure from the Admin.

So there.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 09:10 AM (MINbv)

110 I never knew that those racist bastards at NASA forced a black woman to calculate the orbital trajectories of Apollo 11 by hand. Wouldn't even let her use an iPhone or Google.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 26, 2017 09:10 AM (dnWSK)

111 Col Kurt Schlichter says Gen McMaster isn't a political guy, contrary to what everyone else issaying.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 09:10 AM (pPKG5)

112
Blast from the past. Reporter in canoe in ankle deep water...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgm3_jzcNm4

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 26, 2017 09:11 AM (EgwCt)

113 Define "sex robot."

Posted by: FireHorse at August 26, 2017 09:11 AM (zkGZ8)

114 >>I don't think he has an American mindset . It's the European Right mindset. Haven't decided if that's good or bad.

I've always liked how Gorka speaks the truth on terrorism.
He does not mince words, does not go along with the 'religion of pece,' and 'lone wolf' crap.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 26, 2017 09:12 AM (NOIQH)

115 I posted last night that its tied up at 2 to 2. Establishment Spicer and Preibus and outsiders Bannon and Gorka. Trump keeps chugging along. No transgenders in the military and pardons Sheriff Joe.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 09:12 AM (LuKE7)

116 "I never knew that those racist bastards at NASA forced a black woman to calculate the orbital trajectories of Apollo 11 by hand."

Oh yes.

Little known True-Fact.

NASA was originally created by the Confederacy, after an idea put forth by Robert E.Lee.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 09:12 AM (J+eG2)

117 Which speaks ill of everyone in the current WH.
Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:06 AM (pz6b2)

Well the 'BOSS" is doing pretty good so far and I don't see anyone "Mananging" him.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:12 AM (S2St+)

118 Blast from the past. Reporter in canoe in ankle deep water...


piker

Posted by: Sean Penn at August 26, 2017 09:12 AM (Tyii7)

119 Does anyone know what Bastardi's take is on what Harvey is going to do the next few days. Looked around the interwebtubes but could not find anything.

It's raining hard up here on Lake Conroe, about 50 miles north of Houston. Finally started some time last night. The "forecast" says its not going to stop for the next several days, but who knows? I've yet to see any of them get this sort of thing right...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at August 26, 2017 09:13 AM (RxCVB)

120 Gorka hates terrorists and communists. That was good enough for me.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:13 AM (pz6b2)

121 Gorka hates terrorists and communists. That was good enough for me.
Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:13 AM (pz6b2)

Me too

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:13 AM (S2St+)

122 What do you do with the carp after you catch them?

Pay close attention, as this is an old family recipe. My old family,

Clean the carp, and open into filets. Find a fresh pine board two inches bigger than the carp all the way around, and use brass pins to stake out the carp, skin and all, on the board. Then put into a brick smoker, fired with hardwood, for two full days. Keep that fire moistened.

After two days, open the smoker, throw away the carp, and eat the board.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:14 AM (H5rtT)

123 116 "I never knew that those racist bastards at NASA forced a black woman to calculate the orbital trajectories of Apollo 11 by hand."


Maybe the Navy should look into putting a black woman on the bridge of every ship to calculate their way around slow moving freighters.

"LOOK OUT FOR THAT BIG FUCKING BOAT OVER THERE!"

Posted by: jwest at August 26, 2017 09:14 AM (Zs4uk)

124 I love watching these reporters wade into the standing water.

One of these days someone is going to complete the circuit and.....zzzzzzzz.....fried.

Posted by: mpfs at August 26, 2017 09:15 AM (VUtKA)

125 grammie, any new grandchildren coming your way yet?

Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 09:15 AM (UoSKV)

126 Here's the link Bastardi's twitter page.

https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi

Posted by: JackS at August 26, 2017 09:15 AM (DknNB)

127 Rain not that heavy in my part of town right now. Just worried about when the electricity will go out. It's going to happen. It always happens.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 09:17 AM (LuKE7)

128 Indians I learned in elementary school took the carp they caught, carefully buried it next to the corn plant then months later ate the corn.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 09:18 AM (pPKG5)

129 It's raining hard up here on Lake Conroe,"

Just a few miles south of you - looks as if we'll have pretty steady rain most of the day. I use FOX 26's weather radar and Intellicast imaging, and turn the chattering fools "off".

Works much better that way.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 09:18 AM (MINbv)

130 willowed

197 "the debt ceiling"

Is a MacGuffin. It would-be/has-been violated more than Brigitte Nielsen if it was real and not a useful fiction. Of course Brigitte Nielsen may have just been playing a cougar for reality TV and actually be de mure in real life.
Mudd at August 26, 2017 08:37 AM

198 Mudd

Brigitte Nielsen. Married 5 times. Many, many affairs and one-night stands.

Debt ceiling -- violated more times.

NaCly Dog at August 26, 2017 09:17 AM

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2017 09:18 AM (hyuyC)

131 Gorka hates terrorists and communists. That was good enough for me.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:13 AM (pz6b2)



Yeah and that's why it's bad to see him go

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 09:18 AM (auHtY)

132
Canoe
News
Network

Futures looking up, if only PDT had a head in place at HHS!
No, not that kind of head.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 26, 2017 09:20 AM (pNxlR)

133 Heh heh. Bastardi.

I can never not laugh at his name.

Yes, I'm mature.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at August 26, 2017 09:20 AM (smD62)

134 NASA was originally created by the Confederacy, after an idea put forth by Robert E.Lee.

You're a lot closer to the truth than you think, smart-ass!

Ohio and Michigan were at war because the French, in their a-priori Cartesian innocence, assumed that the southern tips of lakes Erie and Michigan must be exactly straight across from each other, because, rational. This turned out not to be so, in practice, so the federals dispatched the Assistant Astronomer of the Military Academy to re-survey the boundary line. That guy's work has been double-checked by satellite shots, and he turns out to have been a damned good surveyor and astronomer, the man who ended the war between the states,
Robert E. Lee.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:21 AM (H5rtT)

135 Back to my long list of chores.

Have a blesses day, everyone. And Texas and Texans, you can handle it. Just remember trucks do not dog-paddle well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2017 09:21 AM (hyuyC)

136 >>Col Kurt Schlichter says Gen McMaster isn't a political guy, contrary to what everyone else issaying.


And yet McMaster is the one who said Susan Rice could retain her security clearance even after it was revealed she was one of the people ding the unmasking (and likely leaking) in the last months of the Obama admin.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 26, 2017 09:21 AM (NOIQH)

137
Gorka hates terrorists and communists. That was good enough for me.
Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:13 AM (pz6b2)

Me too Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:13 AM (S2St+)
=====

Good morning all! Yeah, Gorka is a loss. Hungary and Poland are holding out so far, but could be overwhelmed at any time. If they are 'European right-wing' we need more of them.

Have to say with all due respect, that a General or Admiral is more of a swamp thing than we are really comfortable acknowledging.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 26, 2017 09:22 AM (MIKMs)

138 The debt ceiling is a bellwether, just like Ex-Im is.

Both will show you which was the gov't is blowing (or sucking), and once again the people don't have fair winds.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 26, 2017 09:22 AM (pz6b2)

139 Spoke too soon . Heavy rain back again.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 09:24 AM (LuKE7)

140
Robert E. Lee.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:21 AM (H5rtT)


As a Yooper, I owe him ( respect / disrespect ) for my home area becoming part of Michigan. I am conflicted.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 26, 2017 09:25 AM (pNxlR)

141 grammie, any new grandchildren coming your way yet?





Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 09:15 AM (UoSKV)
=======================

Oh gracious I hope not. No more from my daughter since her husband "went to the vet". And son just got married in June. I'm hoping he won't have kids till I'm too old to babysit anymore.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:27 AM (lwiT4)

142 You guys don't think Mattis and Kelly hates commies and terrorists? More importantly I don't think you have to worry about whether Trump hates commies and terrorists.



Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 09:27 AM (LuKE7)

143 @140 You think you're conflicted.
I'm two blocks outside Toledo.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:28 AM (H5rtT)

144 As a Yooper, I owe him ( respect / disrespect ) for my home area becoming part of Michigan. I am conflicted.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 26, 2017 09:25 AM (pNxlR)
===========================

Not conflicted. The U.P. is northern Wisconsin. We was robbed.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:28 AM (lwiT4)

145 Mornin' fappers!

Thank goodness the juice is back on. We had a local power outage here that lasted nearly all day. Nothing makes one appreciate the glories of modern living like a power outage. No brewed coffee, no radio or t.v., and no AoSHQ.

Sweet Goddess Progress! May you prevail against the forces of darkness and ignorance!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 09:29 AM (qJtVm)

146 I fucking called the entire shit show that is going to be the GOP congress for the next year to eighteen months..

Raise debt ceiling

Pass a CR

Dick around

The GOP is a worthless pile of dog shit.

Trump has got to go to war with these pukes.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 26, 2017 09:30 AM (9A6UB)

147 You guys don't think Mattis and Kelly hates commies and terrorists? More importantly I don't think you have to worry about whether Trump hates commies and terrorists.



Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 09:27 AM (LuKE7)



You can never have enough people in the White House hating commies and terrorists especially after the last 8 years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 09:30 AM (auHtY)

148 All Hail Eris - I'm glad your power's back on. I wonder what we would do without it. I hope we never have to find out.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:31 AM (lwiT4)

149 Just a few miles south of you - looks as if we'll have pretty steady rain most of the day. I use FOX 26's weather radar and Intellicast imaging, and turn the chattering fools "off".

Works much better that way.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 09:18 AM (MINbv)

Yeah, same here. Also checked Bastardi's Twatter feed, Jack. Ugh. He shows it coming right up the damn coast to us over the next few days, dammit.

Even being 100 miles inland, we likely still get a boatload of rain...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at August 26, 2017 09:31 AM (RxCVB)

150 The U.P. is northern Wisconsin. We was robbed.

Count your blessings. To get the U.P. you'd have probably had to take
Chicago, too.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:33 AM (H5rtT)

151 136 One could look at that and say he doesn't care about politics so either side gets a fair shot.
I don't know, its 1 opinion ( Schlichter) vs many

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2017 09:33 AM (pPKG5)

152 Count your blessings. To get the U.P. you'd have probably had to take
Chicago, too.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:33 AM (H5rtT)
===========================

We could always dump it in the big lake they call Gitchiegoomie.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

153 I think it was the conflict with them that caused Bannon and Gorka to leave.

I just read that Kelly revoked Gorka's security clearance while he was on vacation. So, he resigned.

Posted by: no good deed at August 26, 2017 09:36 AM (RozsV)

154 WTF is Kelly up to, anyway?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2017 09:39 AM (oVJmc)

155 I don't like the fact that Jared and Ivanka have security clearance.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 09:39 AM (5Xc/W)

156 The GOP is a worthless pile of dog shit.

Trump has got to go to war with these pukes.
Posted by: Kreplach at August 26, 2017 09:30 AM (9A6UB)

Sounds good to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:39 AM (S2St+)

157 148 All Hail Eris - I'm glad your power's back on. I wonder what we would do without it. I hope we never have to find out.
Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:31 AM (lwiT4)
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Yes! What made it even better was that I was passing the time by reading a story about a coronal mass ejection causing widespread long term power outages.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 09:40 AM (qJtVm)

158 I defy anyone to look as a map and tell me how it is even possible for the U.P. to be considered part of Michigan.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

159 Heh, media is apoplectic there is no cell service in Rockport.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 09:42 AM (5Xc/W)

160 We could always dump it in the big lake they call Gitchiegoomie.

Ugh. Him take Manitowoc to tow it up dere.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:43 AM (H5rtT)

161 MTV has sent invitations to active duty transgender military service members to appear at Sundays Video Music Awards (VMAs), the Department of Defense confirmed.

Good. Great. Outstanding

Will be easier to identify them and shit can them...Oh also it is against Regs to use your Military Affiliation for Political Purposes. Fuckin Great Idea, go for it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:44 AM (S2St+)

162 Huh. The book of faces is down for me.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

163 There are an estimated 3,960 transgender active duty service members, according to a 2016 Rand study.

Bullshit...I don't believe that for a second

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:45 AM (S2St+)

164 Huh. The book of faces is down for me.

Posted by: grammie winger


Free at last! Free at last!

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2017 09:45 AM (KCxzN)

165 FWIW, Sundance at CTH is saying Gorka leaving is more related to him shooting his mouth off in the media than anything else...

Posted by: Jackal at August 26, 2017 09:45 AM (o3+fQ)

166 There are an estimated 3,960 transgender active duty service members, according to a 2016 Rand study.

Funny. The activists were claiming 15,000.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2017 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

167 158 I defy anyone to look as a map and tell me how it is even possible for the U.P. to be considered part of Michigan.
Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)
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That bridge was pure Southern Peninsula Aggression.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 09:47 AM (qJtVm)

168 Free at last! Free at last!

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2017 09:45 AM (KCxzN)
============================

LOL - my niece was supposed to show me something she wanted me to make for her. I guess she'll have to do it the old-fashioned way - email.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

169 So NBC found and interviewed a homeless guy in the area of the hurricane.

Pretty amazing as he explained that he left the homeless shelter because there were people killing each other in the shelter.

I thought the reporter was gonna nut in his shorts when he heard that.

Then suddenly the homeless guy started to explain that he was actually an undercover police officer.

And then...no more live interview.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 09:48 AM (J+eG2)

170 There are an estimated 3,960 transgender active duty service members, according to a 2016 Rand study.

Funny. The activists were claiming 15,000.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2017 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

Well I have seen 6,500 overall counting Reservists, which is also bullshit...Never saw the 15,000 figure

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:48 AM (S2St+)

171 Facebook says it's down for maintenance.

I guess that means installing new censorship algorithms slightly to the Left of Pol Pot.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2017 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

172 That bridge was pure Southern Peninsula Aggression.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 09:47 AM (qJtVm)
=====================

You're saying it's sort of a Confederate monument? Trying to think of what we could do with it then .....

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:48 AM (lwiT4)

173 @158 considered part of Michigan

Si Quaeris Peninsulam...

http://tinyurl.com/ya6qadgu

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:49 AM (H5rtT)

174 Facebook says it's down for maintenance.



I guess that means installing new censorship algorithms slightly to the Left of Pol Pot.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2017 09:48 AM (oVJmc)
=========================

I wouldn't put it past them.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:49 AM (lwiT4)

175 I'm here to report that Galveston is suffering from Gale Force Stupidity from reporters of all types, Torrential Drama from reporters warning about hydroplaning, while they're standing on streets being inundated by oh, 1/8th inch of water.

I really wanted to see Geraldo get his ass kicked by another wave over the seawall, but, oh well.

Gonna shuffle over to the kitchen and cook up some breakfast.

Oh, how I suffer in this storm. Woe! WOE!


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


(seriously though, blinding rain blowing through right now, but it'll dissipate shortly, until the next band of blinding rain blows through.)

Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2017 09:50 AM (MGCfm)

176 75,

"Dozens of colonias are in the path of the storm."


Slum removal via Harvey.

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 26, 2017 09:50 AM (zOpu5)

177 I noticed when I googled info for Hurricane Harvey, all of the top links are to CNN. You have to click another link to get to other "top posts." Way to not be evil.

Posted by: no good deed at August 26, 2017 09:51 AM (RozsV)

178 Si Quaeris Peninsulam...

http://tinyurl.com/ya6qadgu

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 09:49 AM (H5rtT)
===========================

It looks like it's kind of hanging there, ready to be looted by at least three states.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:51 AM (lwiT4)

179 I defy anyone to look as a map and tell me how it is even possible for the U.P. to be considered part of Michigan.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)



Units of the Army of Northern Wisconsin are massing along the border of the UP waiting for Grammie's order to advance and claim the UP for Wisconsin

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 09:52 AM (auHtY)

180 >>>From restaurants to funeral homes, robots lower labor costs.

But they can't vote, like illegals can. And they can't be issued EBT cards that they can used to buy goods from my CoC donors. Nope, sorry. Illegals are the way of the future.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at August 26, 2017 09:52 AM (/qEW2)

181 I'm glad to hear you're safe Jim.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:52 AM (lwiT4)

182 MTV has sent invitations to active duty transgender military service members to appear at Sundays Video Music Awards (VMAs), the Department of Defense confirmed.

Good. Great. Outstanding

Will be easier to identify them and shit can them...Oh also it is against Regs to use your Military Affiliation for Political Purposes. Fuckin Great Idea, go for it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 09:44 AM (S2St+)



ESPN getting awards ready for all of them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 09:53 AM (auHtY)

183 "I'm glad to hear you're safe Jim."

Same here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 09:53 AM (J+eG2)

184 Units of the Army of Northern Wisconsin are massing
along the border of the UP waiting for Grammie's order to advance and
claim the UP for Wisconsin

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 09:52 AM (auHtY)
================================

I shall charge ahead with a basket of lutefisk at hand, ready to stink them out.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:53 AM (lwiT4)

185 Oddly enough, I believe the President Trump's order concerning transgenders serving in the military is simply a return to the Obama administration's position for the great majority of its existence.

And who would want to argue with that?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 09:55 AM (J+eG2)

186 Saw Jim Cantore standing out in the storm wearing a batting helmet....maybe he's been beaned before.

Posted by: BignJames at August 26, 2017 09:56 AM (x9c8r)

187 TV on-the-spot reporter (breathlessly), "There's a puddle...a BIG puddle!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 09:56 AM (OdK9v)

188 165
FWIW, Sundance at CTH is saying Gorka leaving is more related to him shooting his mouth off in the media than anything else...


Posted by: Jackal at August 26, 2017 09:45 AM (o3+fQ)

What'd he say to the media?

Posted by: Tami at August 26, 2017 09:56 AM (Enq6K)

189 maybe he's been beaned before.

I'm pretty sure has been...repeatedly. Watch him react to thundersnow.

Posted by: no good deed at August 26, 2017 09:57 AM (RozsV)

190 Jim Cantore is an annoying boob.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2017 09:57 AM (Sfs6o)

191 ESPN getting awards ready for all of them

Courage!!!

Posted by: ESPNwxyz at August 26, 2017 09:57 AM (Tyii7)

192 Headed to the Antietam Battlefield today with Mrs. Izmore. Thought we should try to visit some of the battlefields before they are gone.

Posted by: Les Izmore at August 26, 2017 09:58 AM (JmsQ5)

193 Dream Act?

Never heard of it.

http://nyp.st/2vxwAxa

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 09:58 AM (J+eG2)

194 A man who woke up with severe pain in his ear went to a hospital, where doctors removed a live gecko that crawled inside.

A video recorded Tuesday at a hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, shows doctors showing off the still-living gecko after it was removed from a patient's ear.


Is this how the Chinese government controls its citizens? I didn't realize you could do it with a gecko.

Posted by: Khan Noonan Singh at August 26, 2017 09:59 AM (/qEW2)

195 Jim Cantore is an annoying boob.

Posted by: Weasel
________

He's supposed to be so that if ever see him in person you know to get as far away from him as possible.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 26, 2017 10:00 AM (zkGZ8)

196 Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen pints of ear wax. Or more!

Posted by: Geico at August 26, 2017 10:01 AM (Tyii7)

197 Pretty amazing as he explained that he left the homeless shelter because there were people killing each other in the shelter.



I thought the reporter was gonna nut in his shorts when he heard that.



Then suddenly the homeless guy started to explain that he was actually an undercover police officer.



And then...no more live interview.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 09:48 AM (J+eG2)

OMG! That's hysterical!

Posted by: Tami at August 26, 2017 10:01 AM (Enq6K)

198 171
Facebook says it's down for maintenance.



I guess that means installing new censorship algorithms slightly to the Left of Pol Pot.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2017 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

Mine is working.

Posted by: Tami at August 26, 2017 10:02 AM (Enq6K)

199 179 I defy anyone to look as a map and tell me how it is even possible for the U.P. to be considered part of Michigan.

Posted by: grammie winger, Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky - stormy weather at August 26, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

Units of the Army of Northern Wisconsin are massing along the border of the UP waiting for Grammie's order to advance and claim the UP for Wisconsin
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 26, 2017 09:52 AM (auHtY)
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I claim Beaver Island!

Eris Imperatrix Mundi!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:02 AM (qJtVm)

200
Is this how the Chinese government controls its citizens? I didn't realize you could do it with a gecko.

Posted by: Khan Noonan Singh at August 26, 2017 09:59 AM (/qEW2)




No. It's subliminal tyrannical marketing from GEICO. Duh!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2017 10:02 AM (MGCfm)

201 he left the homeless shelter because there were people killing each other in the shelter

We must try to understand their rage.

Posted by: SJW Soccer Mom at August 26, 2017 10:03 AM (Tyii7)

202 "OMG! That's hysterical!"

I was laughing my ass off, watching the interview turn into a sudden shit-show.
Live.


And I told Mrs VIA that video would never see the light of day again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:03 AM (J+eG2)

203 Killing people in a shelter?

Was the reporter Shep Smith?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 26, 2017 10:03 AM (syaB4)

204 Units of the Army of Northern Wisconsin are massing along the border of the UP waiting for Grammie's order to advance and claim the UP for Wisconsin

Posted by: TheQuietMan
________

The UP was taken from WI and given to MI as recompense for the Toledo Strip. So it's Ohio's fault. And at the time, OH was technically-legally still part of CT. So blame those Yankees!

Posted by: FireHorse at August 26, 2017 10:04 AM (zkGZ8)

205 I don't see how boning a sexbot would be cheating any more than rubbing one out.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2017 10:04 AM (ywNoU)

206 It will be interesting to see if McTurd, Rino and their merry band of GOPe swamp creatures can override a presidential veto on the budget (assuming that Trump exercises the veto).

I sincerely hope that Trump just shuts the federal government down and keeps it that way for a long time. He's not getting anything he wants out of Congress this first term anyways, so let's have at it.

He can win it. The longer the leviathan stays shut down, the more people will realize how meaningless it is to their daily lives. That is the key first step in killing it.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:04 AM (XsVWn)

207 We know a few things because we've covered a few things:

Better GEICO and their gecko, it's what we do, than having Flo in there.
Or God forbid, naming it Brad.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 10:04 AM (H5rtT)

208 "Was the reporter Shep Smith?"

Nah, same idiot who is on "Today" right this minute.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:04 AM (J+eG2)

209 "I don't see how boning a sexbot would be cheating any more than rubbing one out."

Exactly

Posted by: Billy Jeff, Horndog language master at August 26, 2017 10:06 AM (J+eG2)

210 Mind control so easy, even a caveman can do it?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 26, 2017 10:06 AM (syaB4)

211 192 Headed to the Antietam Battlefield today with Mrs. Izmore. Thought we should try to visit some of the battlefields before they are gone.
Posted by: Les Izmore at August 26, 2017 09:58 AM (JmsQ5)
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I visited a few of our state battlefields a couple years ago during the Great Flag Kerfluffle. Some were intact, and some were denuded of the Rebel scourge but had them for sale in the gift shop.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:06 AM (qJtVm)

212 I was laughing my ass off, watching the interview turn into a sudden shit-show.

Live.



And I told Mrs VIA that video would never see the light of day again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:03 AM (J+eG2)

I'm praying someone was recording it off their TV.

That's gold, Jerry! Gold!


Posted by: Tami at August 26, 2017 10:07 AM (Enq6K)

213 My cat Kira died this morning shortly after 9:00. RIP, sweetie.

Now to make breakfast and go out to dig her grave. Fortunately, it's a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2017 10:07 AM (sdi6R)

214 My god, these live TV weather guys are stupid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:08 AM (OdK9v)

215 @204 Connecticut only claimed as far as Ottawa County, the Western Reserve, supposedly set aside for land grants to Revolutionary War veterans, in lieu of pensions. I've seen the graves of a couple of them out in the swamp in Williams and Fulton, but none of the Conn.Men in the Reserve. Wonder if they made it past the Land of Cleave.

The Year of No Summer was a factor in that migration. They lost it all.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 10:08 AM (H5rtT)

216 " My cat Kira died this morning shortly after 9:00. RIP, sweetie. "

Condolences sent.

It hurts to lose them.

Because we love them

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:09 AM (J+eG2)

217 Cavuto is interviewing Lt. Gen (ret) Honore....of Katrina 'stuck on stupid' fame.

Posted by: Tami at August 26, 2017 10:09 AM (Enq6K)

218 Condolences, rickl.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2017 10:09 AM (Sfs6o)

219 "My god, these live TV weather guys are stupid."

I believe it's a searched for trait during the hiring process.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:09 AM (J+eG2)

220 Rickl, I'm so sorry. I know Kira meant the world to you. You gave her a very happy life.

Posted by: bluebell at August 26, 2017 10:09 AM (UoSKV)

221 Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2017 10:07 AM

Sorry to hear that, rickl. Hang in there.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:10 AM (Tyii7)

222 My cat Kira died this morning shortly after 9:00. RIP, sweetie.

Now to make breakfast and go out to dig her grave. Fortunately, it's a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures.
Posted by: rickl
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Manhugs, rickl. I'm grieved to hear it. Words are no consolation, I know.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:10 AM (OdK9v)

223 213
My cat Kira died this morning shortly after 9:00. RIP, sweetie.



Now to make breakfast and go out to dig her grave. Fortunately, it's a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2017 10:07 AM (sdi6R)

Oh, Rick I'm so sorry! I'm glad you were home though. ;(

Posted by: Tami at August 26, 2017 10:11 AM (Enq6K)

224 Fellow cat lover tears for Kira. And condolences, rickl. Very sincere condolences.

Gonna go give Scamp & Bonnie some extra skritches.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2017 10:11 AM (MGCfm)

225 rickl, I'm sorry. It always hurts to loose a beloved companion. May you find peace and comfort in her memory.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 10:11 AM (5Xc/W)

226 Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2017 10:07 AM (sdi6R)

Sorry man, I lost my buddy Bit, in the spring....had him cremated...and no, I'm not a nut.

Posted by: BignJames at August 26, 2017 10:11 AM (x9c8r)

227 I'm so sorry, Rickl. Kira sounded like a real sweetheart. She was lucky to have such a loving home.

(((hugs)))

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:11 AM (qJtVm)

228 'We know a few things because we've covered a few things:

Better GEICO and their gecko, it's what we do, than having Flo in there.
Or God forbid, naming it Brad.'

Flo is the absolute worst. How long will our national nightmare last with her?

GEICO isn't bad--some of their radio commercials with phone messages from 'Lightning' and 'Tree' are fairly well done.

Also the chaos guy for Allstate and Jake from State Farm

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:12 AM (XsVWn)

229 Sweet Polli Purebread (yeah, I know she's too young to get that reference), I knew you were in Texas but didn't know you were in the storm area.
Please be careful.
The rest of you down there do the same.

Posted by: teej who says "There's no need to fear..." at August 26, 2017 10:12 AM (mJRr3)

230 140,
"As a Yooper, I owe him ( respect / disrespect ) for my home area becoming part of Michigan. I am conflicted."


As a "troll" I'm much happier to have the UP as part of Michigan than Toledo.

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 26, 2017 10:12 AM (zOpu5)

231 Today I learned that 40% of British people wouldn't consider having sex with a robot while in a relationship with a human to be cheating.

Maybe the 40% were Muslims who were talking about a robotic goat.

Posted by: Anjem Choudry at August 26, 2017 10:14 AM (/qEW2)

232 The Farmers commercial with the moose was funny, the first two or three times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:14 AM (OdK9v)

233 'had him cremated'

Best way. You really don't want to go with the Pet Sematary.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:14 AM (XsVWn)

234 Today I learned that 40% of British people wouldn't consider having sex with a robot while in a relationship with a human to be cheating.

Maybe the 40% were Muslims who were talking about a robotic goat.
Posted by: Anjem Choudry
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What about donkeys?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:15 AM (OdK9v)

235 So fishing off Galveston is still out for this weekend?

Drat it...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:15 AM (MINbv)

236 The Running of the Bulldogs is pretty good.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 10:15 AM (LuKE7)

237 Play stupid games, win stupid prizes:

http://tinyurl.com/y6vxov5e

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2017 10:15 AM (vbvxt)

238 'Today I learned that 40% of British people wouldn't consider having sex with a robot while in a relationship with a human to be cheating. '

What about the Japanese? That's always where you start with these things.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:16 AM (XsVWn)

239 Connecticut only claimed as far as Ottawa County, the Western Reserve, supposedly set aside for land grants to Revolutionary War veterans, in lieu of pensions.

Posted by: Stringer Davis
________

Those Nutmeggers sure were sticklers for lines of latitude, weren't they?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 26, 2017 10:16 AM (zkGZ8)

240 Thanks, everybody. I'll try to write something for the pet thread.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2017 10:16 AM (sdi6R)

241 Maybe the 40% were Muslims who were talking about a robotic goat.
Posted by: Anjem Choudry

Do android mohammedans dream of electric goats?

Posted by: Philip K Dick at August 26, 2017 10:16 AM (+ytNp)

242 The UP was taken from WI and given to MI as recompense for the Toledo Strip. So it's Ohio's fault. And at the time, OH was technically-legally still part of CT. So blame those Yankees!

Posted by: FireHorse at August 26, 2017 10:04 AM (zkGZ



After living in Toledo for a couple years, Michigan can have it back.

Posted by: buzzion at August 26, 2017 10:16 AM (cAnNx)

243 'So fishing off Galveston is still out for this weekend?'

Not if you're into 'Ultimate Fishing'

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:17 AM (XsVWn)

244 "What about donkeys?"

Why would donkeys want to have sex with robots?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:17 AM (J+eG2)

245 Galveston, oh Galveston.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2017 10:18 AM (Sfs6o)

246 238 'Today I learned that 40% of British people wouldn't consider having sex with a robot while in a relationship with a human to be cheating. '

What about the Japanese? That's always where you start with these things.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:16 AM (XsVWn)



40% of them would consider having sex with a human when in a relationship with a robot to be cheating.

Posted by: buzzion at August 26, 2017 10:18 AM (cAnNx)

247 Sorry, rickl

I know that you loved your cat/friend Kira very much and it seems clear the she loved you

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2017 10:18 AM (iVOAv)

248 "What about the Japanese? That's always where you start with these things."


Robot tentacle pron?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:18 AM (J+eG2)

249 243 'So fishing off Galveston is still out for this weekend?'

Not if you're into 'Ultimate Fishing'

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:17 AM (XsVWn)


No it's:

X-TREME FISHING!

Posted by: buzzion at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (cAnNx)

250 Why would donkeys want to have sex with robots?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

If they'll get it on with a dragon, robots aren't out of the question.

Posted by: Shrek at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (+ytNp)

251 I'm so sorry, rickl.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (zkGZ8)

252 Play stupid games, win stupid prizes:

http://tinyurl.com/y6vxov5e
Posted by: GGE
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Hmpf. How about that. It's as though rappers aren't very bright. Who knew?

Hi there, GGE. Everything under control over in your part of the state?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (OdK9v)

253 John McCain Joins Jeff Flake and Trashes Trump for Pardoning Patriot Joe Arpaio

The end can't come soon enough

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (yPEFn)

254 Those numbers of transgender in the military are extrapolations of estimates. A transgender studies department and some university estimated the percentage of trans in the general population then surmised that percentage must be higher in the military because reasons then applied that percentage to the number of active/ guard/ reserve troops. Voila x thousand trans troops "in the military".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (1gNA0)

255 This editorial cartoon on ESPN made ma laugh:

http://bokbluster.com

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (iVOAv)

256 Rickl, sorry to hear that my good man.
**raises coffee cup**
Here's to ya Kira.

Posted by: teej who says at August 26, 2017 10:19 AM (mJRr3)

257 188,

"What'd he say to the media?


Posted by: Tami at August 26, 2017 09:56 AM (Enq6K)"

Here, http://tinyurl.com/y9p8xsx9


Posted by: geoffb5 at August 26, 2017 10:20 AM (zOpu5)

258 I have 2 pretty elderly cats. I dread the end.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 10:20 AM (yPEFn)

259 'Why would donkeys want to have sex with robots?'

Are the hybrid offspring sterile, like a mule?

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:21 AM (XsVWn)

260 I am at the shelter and can report that I have seen several bodies floating in here!

Posted by: Brian Williams at August 26, 2017 10:21 AM (nWc4E)

261 John McCain assumes that the years he spent as a POW insulates him from being considered a douchebag.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 26, 2017 10:22 AM (1gNA0)

262 "I am at the shelter and can report that I have seen several bodies floating in here!"

Can't wait for supper.


Leg, or thigh?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:22 AM (J+eG2)

263 "Ah did not have sex with that machine, err, Ms. Roboto.".

Posted by: Bubba Clinton at August 26, 2017 10:22 AM (c8EhQ)

264 Sorry about your cat, rickl.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2017 10:24 AM (ywNoU)

265 'Those numbers of transgender in the military are extrapolations of estimates;

All of this social engineering silliness in the military will come to an abrupt end once we find ourselves back in a real shooting war with actual combat. And that includes women in combat, which is generally a really bad idea.

Then again, maybe we'll be so far gone that China will just roll right over our politically correct defenses.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:24 AM (XsVWn)

266 I'm sorry Rickl.

I hate that part of having pets.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2017 10:24 AM (mkDpn)

267 261 John McCain assumes that the years he spent as a POW insulates him from being considered a douchebag.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 26, 2017 10:22 AM (1gNA0)

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You wondered why we gave him back.

Posted by: Ho Chi Minh at August 26, 2017 10:25 AM (c8EhQ)

268 'I am at the shelter and can report that I have seen several bodies floating in here!'

That was Pap!

Posted by: huckleberry finn at August 26, 2017 10:25 AM (XsVWn)

269 Then again, maybe we'll be so far gone that China will just roll right over our politically correct defenses.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:24 AM (XsVWn)



They'll be too busy masturbating.

Posted by: buzzion at August 26, 2017 10:25 AM (cAnNx)

270 Well that's strange.
The quote part of the nic extension I was going to remove with this comment removed itself in my last comment.

Some day, my other superhero dog quote.

Posted by: teej at August 26, 2017 10:25 AM (mJRr3)

271 " I'm sorry Rickl.

I hate that part of having pets."

Goldfish.

And neon tetras.

They don't hurt as much.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (J+eG2)

272 John McCain's funeral will have a very small entourage.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (XsVWn)

273 'I am at the shelter and can report that I have seen several bodies floating in here!'

That was Pap!
Posted by: huckleberry finn at August 26, 2017 10:25 AM (XsVWn)

Pap Smear? Knew him well

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (yPEFn)

274 John McCain's funeral will have a very small entourage.
Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (XsVWn)

Shit I'll be happy to carry him to the eternal ever home with a huge smile on my face

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 10:27 AM (yPEFn)

275 "Pap Smear? "

On toast points?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:27 AM (J+eG2)

276 270 Well that's strange.
The quote part of the nic extension I was going to remove with this comment removed itself in my last comment.

Some day, my other superhero dog quote.


Posted by: teej at August 26, 2017 10:25 AM (mJRr3)



Certain punctuation in the name field is only good for one comment. It will post with the comment you type it for, but the next comment that punctuation and anything after it will vanish. I know quotation marks do this, and I think a couple others do as well.

Posted by: buzzion at August 26, 2017 10:28 AM (cAnNx)

277 272 John McCain's funeral will have a very small entourage.
Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (XsVWn)

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But you'll need to arrive early if you want to get in line to piss on his grave

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2017 10:29 AM (c8EhQ)

278 >>'Why would donkeys want to have sex with robots?'


It's always a choice of carrot or stick.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 26, 2017 10:29 AM (DbpPc)

279 THERE'S GATORS IN THE STREETS!
GATORS IN THE STREETS!!!

Posted by: Shep Smith! at August 26, 2017 10:29 AM (mcI77)

280 Student body prez: UC-Berkeley not bound to Constitution

CampusReform

Good...Yank ALL their Federal Funding and Student Loans

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 10:30 AM (yPEFn)

281 I'm sure he will want to be buried at Arlington.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 10:30 AM (5Xc/W)

282 @242 And yet, that isn't what killed you. Huh.

Ohio was first claimed by Virginia, then caught up in Jefferson's French-Science "Square States" scheme (Northwest Ordinance, the Second Constitution). It was the very model of what corrupt land deals can become under Pres. Washington, cut up six ways from Sunday and sold virtually at a loss by the desperate Eastern fund-raisers. Indian tribes were not the only ones cheated out of their ownership claims.

Ohio militia, called out on false alarms and dragooned into building Hull's Trace over several campaign seasons, didn't turn out for the Fort Meigs invasion. "It's a Columbus thing, you wouldn't understand." (Not really fair, Columbus wasn't the capdle yet, but disdain runs deep). Pennsylvanians held Fort Meigs. There is a keystone on the cemetery gate.

But, consistently, over the course of several wars, it was the Kentuckians who were willing to fight for northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, and they died by the thousands doing it, too. Right by the courthouse in Monroe, near Mrs Custer's house, is a memorial to "Kentuckians of Michigan." Out at Willow Run there is a bluegrass club named that.
Properly viewed, most of Ohio is a county of old Kentucky.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 10:30 AM (H5rtT)

283 270 Well that's strange.
The quote part of the nic extension I was going to remove with this comment removed itself in my last comment.

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The ways of Pixy are mysterious and inscrutable.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2017 10:30 AM (c8EhQ)

284 Then again, maybe we'll be so far gone that China will just roll right over our politically correct defenses.
Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:24 AM (XsVWn)
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Political correctness and corruption at all levels, and an anti-corruption campaign that is really a political rectification.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:31 AM (qJtVm)

285 "I'm sure he will want to be buried at Arlington. "

I would like to see him buried at Arlington as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:31 AM (J+eG2)

286 But you'll need to arrive early if you want to get in line to piss on his grave
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Line starts behind any remaining crewman of the USS Forrestal.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 26, 2017 10:32 AM (+ytNp)

287 Shit I'll be happy to carry him to the eternal ever home with a huge smile on my face

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 10:27 AM (yPEFn)


You'll want to let me down one last time, don't you? Cuckoo bird.

Posted by: John McCain at August 26, 2017 10:32 AM (EgwCt)

288 "I'm sure he will want to be buried at Arlington. "

I would like to see him buried at Arlington as well.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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Cold, man...cold.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:32 AM (OdK9v)

289 25 miles NW of Houston, we have had 3 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, the creek is 14 ft below the top (was 20 ft immediately before the rains came), and it looks like a long train of bands is going to be sweeping over us for a while, dumping more rain.


In 15 minutes, off to take son de Monet back to Kroger for his shift. Will be interesting to see the parking lot status and if they got resupplied at all. Store was completely out yesterday evening.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 26, 2017 10:33 AM (JO9+V)

290 John McCain's funeral will have a very small entourage.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (XsVWn)


Yet another man who's last will and directive including instructions on the burial and funeral should employ the phrase "good drainage"

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2017 10:33 AM (mkDpn)

291 ...Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks was born to parents Freedom and Michael Eubanks...

Eclipse? Alizabeth? Freedom?

What is this, 1968?

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at August 26, 2017 10:33 AM (sE4m0)

292 You know whose home Arlington was before it became a national cemetery?

It was nobody's home, citizen. Move along.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2017 10:33 AM (c8EhQ)

293 290 John McCain's funeral will have a very small entourage.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (XsVWn)

Yet another man who's last will and directive including instructions on the burial and funeral should employ the phrase "good drainage"


Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2017 10:33 AM (mkDpn)



A man that proves there is a need for grave stones shaped like urinals.

Posted by: buzzion at August 26, 2017 10:34 AM (cAnNx)

294 THERE'S GATORS IN THE STREETS!
GATORS IN THE STREETS!!!

Posted by: Shep Smith! at August 26, 2017 10:29 AM (mcI77)

*That* is actually slightly possible since there are occasionally alligators in some of the parks due to the bayou drainage system.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:34 AM (rp9xB)

295 285 "I'm sure he will want to be buried at Arlington. "

I would like to see him buried at Arlington as well.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:31 AM (J+eG2)

I was thinking Hanoi.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2017 10:34 AM (ywNoU)

296 But you'll need to arrive early if you want to get in line to piss on his grave

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)



Line starts behind any remaining crewman of the USS Forrestal.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 26, 2017 10:32 AM (+ytNp)


Right after you visit the impromptu concession stand for beer and asparagus.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 26, 2017 10:34 AM (JO9+V)

297 "Cold, man...cold."



It's like the tee shirt that reads "Support the movement"


Your paradigm causes you to read into it that which you wish.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:34 AM (J+eG2)

298 Antifada attacks Canadian news crew. I guess the violence of the "peaceful protesters" wasn't just about racism or the confederacy, was it?/s

http://tinyurl.com/ybsoetne

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2017 10:34 AM (iVOAv)

299 Student body prez: UC-Berkeley not bound to Constitution

Fine by me.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:35 AM (Tyii7)

300 Searching on "inheritance pets" is kinda depressing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nice kitty rich kitty little ball of cash at August 26, 2017 10:35 AM (sE4m0)

301 Some of the predictions I've seen has Harvey stalling out over Houston for a couple of days.

Does that match anything you've seen?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2017 10:35 AM (mkDpn)

302 Antifada attacks Canadian news crew.

douchebag-on-douchebag crime

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:36 AM (Tyii7)

303 I'm thinking that there are convoys of linemen and equipment heading into Texas, or already have.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:36 AM (OdK9v)

304
There's 5,000 murdered bodies in the bayou!

Posted by: Cynthia McKinney at August 26, 2017 10:37 AM (EgwCt)

305 In 15 minutes, off to take son de Monet back to Kroger"

Local HEB is a zoo this AM. Folks get bored easily. I'm guessing the woodlands mall to be a real show later on...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:37 AM (MINbv)

306 douchebag-on-douchebag crime
Posted by: Notorious BFD
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Douchebag-on-hoser.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:38 AM (kUfFq)

307 Hard to decide who to root for in that one.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:38 AM (Tyii7)

308 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2017 10:34 AM (iVOAv)

Pantyfa seems to *really* enjoy attacking sympathetic reporters. It seems like a losing policy, but so far appears to be working out for them.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:38 AM (rp9xB)

309 I would like to see him buried at Arlington as well.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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"I'm not dead yet!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (qJtVm)

310 "Student body prez: UC-Berkeley not bound to Constitution"

As the Constitution is the basis for our laws, and our laws are pretty much what keeps law abiding citizens in check, they might want to rethink their position.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (J+eG2)

311 Dan Rather just passed me in a pick-up truck like I was standing still and disappeared into the ocean mist.

Posted by: brian williams at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (XsVWn)

312 306 douchebag-on-douchebag crime
Posted by: Notorious BFD
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Douchebag-on-hoser.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:38 AM (kUfFq)

Take off, eh!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (ywNoU)

313 Mysterious and inscrutable.
Ain't it the truth Cicero. Ain't it the truth.

On the other hand, I had less to remove.
So I had that going for me. Which is nice.

Now for my Cinderella story at The Master's ad lib.

Posted by: teej at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (mJRr3)

314 Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2017 10:35 AM (mkDpn)

Apparently there are about 40 predictions, so they seem to have covered all the rational possibilities.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (rp9xB)

315 Douchebag-on-hoser.


Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (Tyii7)

316 Jeb's kid is a dunce too. Sheesh.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (5Xc/W)

317 I'm thinking that there are convoys of linemen and equipment heading into Texas, or already have."

Youngest mouse's friend sent a pic from I-10 yesterday. Traffic streaming east (towards Houston), line of WalMart trucks headed west into San Antone area.

Yay WalMart. Think I'll stop in one this coming week for something...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (MINbv)

318 ""I'm not dead yet!"

Hello my like minded sister from a different mister.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:40 AM (J+eG2)

319
Fine by me.
Posted by: Notorious BFD
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Yeah, kind of interesting. That means also that Constitutional protections do not extend to them.

Well, alrighty. Let's dance.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:40 AM (kUfFq)

320 Think I'll go see "Terminator 2: 3-D". Curious to see what they've done to amp up the visuals. Will the T-1000 splorch out of the screen?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:40 AM (qJtVm)

321 Student body prez: UC-Berkeley not bound to Constitution"

Really? Free range hippies?

Hmmm

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:41 AM (MINbv)

322
Time to visit our county fair today and enjoy the yearly binge on fair food. The only time I'll partake of such stuff.

Especially the cheese fries from one particular vendor.

Plus I like visiting the 4H and the animals.

Just a fun day.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 26, 2017 10:41 AM (S/hVx)

323 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:36 AM (OdK9v)

Texas-New Mexico Power was out before the storm checking transformers to try to prevent any issues from happening to begin with.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:41 AM (rp9xB)

324 Reporters are the only ones who will get near them, don't run away, and won't fight back.
And everyone hates reporters, they are "tools of the man"


Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2017 10:41 AM (mkDpn)

325 So Chinese gecko-ear-guy must have noticed some ear drainage or something.

The wonderful lizard of ooze.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 26, 2017 10:41 AM (wPiJc)

326 Jeb's kid is a dunce too. Sheesh.

It's all that Anunnaki inbreeding.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:41 AM (Tyii7)

327 Jeb's kid is a dunce too. Sheesh.
Posted by: Infidel
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Pfft.

Posted by: Al Gore III at August 26, 2017 10:42 AM (OdK9v)

328 'fair food'

Is there any type that isn't deep-fried?

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:42 AM (XsVWn)

329 Hello my like minded sister from a different mister.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:40 AM (J+eG2)
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Hola, my fellow cephalopod. How is the young squid doing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:43 AM (qJtVm)

330 "Is there any type that isn't deep-fried?"

The corn-on-the-cob.

It's dipped in butter

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:43 AM (J+eG2)

331 Jeb's kid is a dunce too.
Posted by: Infidel


Totally.

Posted by: Linwood Caine at August 26, 2017 10:43 AM (mcI77)

332 The wonderful lizard of ooze.
Posted by: Muldoon
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Didn't see that coming.

Posted by: Al Gore III at August 26, 2017 10:43 AM (OdK9v)

333 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:39 AM (MINbv)

It isn't unreasonable that people in San Antonio area would prefer Houston at the moment. I'm not sure why media is acting like Houston is taking the direct hit and ignoring the area that actually is.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:43 AM (rp9xB)

334 Hope it doesn't stall out at Houston.
Older sis just a bit north of there.
Promised me yesterday she'd keep me posted on their status.

Posted by: teej at August 26, 2017 10:44 AM (mJRr3)

335 Is there any type that isn't deep-fried?

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:42 AM (XsVWn)

cotton candy?

Posted by: BignJames at August 26, 2017 10:44 AM (x9c8r)

336 Line of storms hitting east Houston. I'm west Houston so I'm on the fortunate side so far.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 10:44 AM (LuKE7)

337 316 Jeb's kid is a dunce too. Sheesh

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La manzana del camino no cae lejos del a caballo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2017 10:44 AM (c8EhQ)

338 I'm starting to wonder if there's going to be anything left of Texas after this storm. I thought it might weaken, but it got much, much stronger God be with the people of Texas.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 26, 2017 10:44 AM (39g3+)

339 teej #270: Well that's strange.
The quote part of the nic extension I was going to remove with this comment removed itself in my last comment.


If you put unicode characters in the nic (just like in comments, using HTML code &hearts, or even just a semi-colon (IIRC), then, after posting, everything following the code or the semi-colon will disappear from your name, and take your email and possibly the URL away with it.

Mysterious ways indeed.

_______
Ace of Spades Blog Commenters Survival Guide
It's... complicated.
(Still needs that update I never seem to get to)
http://bit.ly/aoshq-csg

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at August 26, 2017 10:44 AM (sE4m0)

340 I'm not sure why media is acting like Houston is taking the direct hit and ignoring the area that actually is.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
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Better bars.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2017 10:44 AM (OdK9v)

341 "Hola, my fellow cephalopod. How is the young squid doing?"

Still in his first week, so all we actually have is his rather scripted and robotic phone call when he arrived.
But, we did get his mailing address and graduation date yesterday from his Recruiter.

Mrs VIA has been blowing out cards to him in a steady stream in the last 18 hours.

Making plans for flights and hotel reservations now.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:45 AM (J+eG2)

342 Is Sheila Jackson-Lee on TV yet? Normally she'd be the lead complainer. Is her name dragging her down?

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 26, 2017 10:45 AM (zOpu5)

343 I'm not sure why media is acting like Houston is taking the direct hit and ignoring the area that actually is.

Population density. They're hoping for a higher body count.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:45 AM (Tyii7)

344 Jeb's kid is a dunce too. Sheesh.

What did he say?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (yPEFn)

345 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:43 AM (rp9xB)

San Antonio only getting light rain but higher winds.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (LuKE7)

346 The corn-on-the-cob.

It's dipped in butter"

And then fried. Yay Texas!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (MINbv)

347 I'm not sure why media is acting like Houston is taking the direct hit and ignoring the area that actually is.

Houston is full of fellow Travelers, the rest of the state is unpeople.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (39g3+)

348 Cicero, lol. Had to plug that into a translator. I no a speaka the mexican.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (5Xc/W)

349 "cotton candy?"

I forgot about that.

So it's healthy, right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (J+eG2)

350 Population density. They're hoping for a higher body count.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:45 AM (Tyii7)

That was my best guess as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:47 AM (rp9xB)

351 Houston is full of fellow Travelers"

Ahem.

Let's not go there, m'kay?

snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:48 AM (MINbv)

352 At some point this weekend the media-Dems will launch the coordinated Blame Trump racist narrative.

Certainly by the Sunday talk shows.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:48 AM (XsVWn)

353 San Antonio only getting light rain but higher winds.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (LuKE7)

I was under the impression that the wind was the most dangerous part. It sounds like the coastal towns in that line are getting hit hard.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:48 AM (rp9xB)

354 The potential for severe flooding is much higher for Houston right now.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 10:48 AM (LuKE7)

355 'So it's healthy, right?'

Yeah, I'm told it mostly air, so you can eat as much as you want.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:49 AM (XsVWn)

356 Another "former lesbian"? My betters say that that's UNPOSSIBLE.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (O5Q3r)

357 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 26, 2017 10:46 AM (39g3+)

Guess they don't realize the suburbs have twice as many people and aren't fellow travelers at all so they are accidentally giving a voice to actual conservatives.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (rp9xB)

358 Nevergiveup, he was on fox with cavuto talking about the storm. If you didn't know his name he would still be stupid. I may be prejudiced.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (5Xc/W)

359 "Yeah, I'm told it mostly air, so you can eat as much as you want."

And the mexican stuff is made with real sugar.

Oh...wait.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (J+eG2)

360 They don't call it the dirty side of the Hurricane for nothing.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (LuKE7)

361 Play stupid games, win stupid prizes:

http://tinyurl.com/y6vxov5e

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde


In the last photo, he looks like Ali G. without the du-rag.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (/qEW2)

362 'Population density. They're hoping for a higher body count.'

Dead-on. The media are partisan clowns, but first and foremost they are ghouls.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (XsVWn)

363 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:48 AM (MINbv)

*Houston* yes. Houston metro not so much.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 10:50 AM (rp9xB)

364 "Another "former lesbian"? My betters say that that's UNPOSSIBLE. "

Bet you can't eat just one!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:51 AM (J+eG2)

365 THEY'VE SHUT DOWN VALET PARKING AT THE ASTRODOME!!!

Posted by: Shep Smith at August 26, 2017 10:51 AM (O5Q3r)

366 364 "Another "former lesbian"? My betters say that that's UNPOSSIBLE. "

Bet you can't eat just one!!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:51 AM (J+eG2)

Once you pop you can't stop.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2017 10:51 AM (ywNoU)

367 Will Houston still be a chocolate city?

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:52 AM (XsVWn)

368 "Once you pop you can't stop."

yet oddly enough, Bruce Jenner has apparently transitioned from a heterosexual male to a lesbian

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:53 AM (J+eG2)

369 The liberals here live their lives like conservatives for the most part. They just talk the liberal talk.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 10:53 AM (LuKE7)

370 yet oddly enough, Bruce Jenner has apparently transitioned from a heterosexual male to a lesbian
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:53 AM (J+eG2)

I'm a lesbian in a man's body.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2017 10:54 AM (ywNoU)

371 It's unfair that some cities are being hit by Harvey and some aren't because they're too far inland. So in the interest of equal distribution of storm damage, the bombing of Austin begins in 5 minutes.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 26, 2017 10:54 AM (+ytNp)

372 When it comes to the machinations of the MFM, I've permanently mothballed my shocked face collection.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 10:54 AM (Tyii7)

373 "I'm a lesbian in a man's body."

So was Jenner.
Apparently.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:55 AM (J+eG2)

374 @347 There shall be no more Fellow Travelers.
Robert E Lee had a puppy named Fellow.
No wait that was

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2017 10:55 AM (H5rtT)

375 " The liberals here live their lives like conservatives for the most part. They just talk the liberal talk."

You sure their not actually undercover conservatives?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:55 AM (J+eG2)

376 The liberals here live their lives like conservatives for the most part."

Indeed. The most "liberal" areas I've come across since moving here are quite a bit to the right of, say, the DC area...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:55 AM (MINbv)

377 That side bar news item tells the tale: Kos worried that blacks will be "disproportionately" harmed by the hurricane and nobody talking about it.

Blacks are outnumbered by hispanics, what, 3:1 in Texas? But that's the group they care about.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 26, 2017 10:56 AM (39g3+)

378 Houston area highest rain gauge totals in past 24 hours (per Harris County Flood Control District) is just under 7 inches out west near Katy. My immediate area is showing about 3.5 inches.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 26, 2017 10:56 AM (JO9+V)

379 Sources Say Military, White Supremacists, Russian Operatives Conspire to Conceal Massive Death Toll From Hurricane Harvey To Protect Trump Administration

Posted by: This...is CNN at August 26, 2017 10:57 AM (O5Q3r)

380 Making plans for flights and hotel reservations now.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:45 AM (J+eG2)
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My dad took an extra job to scrape up money so my mother could fly down to see me graduate. It was nice to see a non-yelling face after those eight weeks!

I turned left at "right turn, march!" on the field, but Mom pretended it never happened.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:57 AM (qJtVm)

381 'So was Jenner.
Apparently.'

The Wheaties box could have been so different, so progressive....

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:57 AM (XsVWn)

382 It's unfair that some cities are being hit by Harvey and some aren't because they're too far inland. So in the interest of equal distribution of storm damage, the bombing of Austin begins in 5 minutes.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 26, 2017 10:54 AM (+ytNp)


Paging Diana Moon Glampers

Posted by: BignJames at August 26, 2017 10:58 AM (x9c8r)

383 'Blacks are outnumbered by hispanics, what, 3:1 in Texas? But that's the group they care about.'

Stick with the playbook.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 10:58 AM (XsVWn)

384 "Student body prez: UC-Berkeley not bound to Constitution"

As the Constitution is the basis for our laws, and our laws are pretty much what keeps law abiding citizens in check, they might want to rethink their position.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


CA has de facto seceded. We need to wall them out as well.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 26, 2017 10:58 AM (/qEW2)

385 I'd personally help build a wall across Southern Oregon to keep Californians out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 26, 2017 10:59 AM (39g3+)

386 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 26, 2017 10:57 AM (qJtVm)

That is so sweet.

Posted by: Infidel at August 26, 2017 10:59 AM (5Xc/W)

387 You'd first need to evacuate all the Californians in the central and western parts of the state.

Or just wall off the coast. Either way.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 11:00 AM (XsVWn)

388 384 "Student body prez: UC-Berkeley not bound to Constitution"

Uh douche knob you can say that as many times as you want but it won't make it true.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 26, 2017 11:01 AM (LuKE7)

389 Condolences, rickl. I'm half glad I was forced to re-home my cat when I moved. They are subtle in their vocalizations and their interactions. More than animals.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 26, 2017 11:01 AM (/qEW2)

390 373 "I'm a lesbian in a man's body."

So was Jenner.
Apparently.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:55 AM (J+eG2)

Looks that way. I'll be keeping my man's body intact though.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2017 11:02 AM (ywNoU)

391 The deplorable Right Wing rally in the Presidio scheduled for today was called off.

Now the TV is referring to them as the "Patriot Prayer" rally.

Theyre going to give a "press conference" in Alamo Square instead, which you probably know because it has an iconic view of dowtown San Francisco.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2017 11:03 AM (EZebt)

392 The liberals here live their lives like conservatives for the most part."
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Indeed. The most "liberal" areas I've come across since moving here are quite a bit to the right of, say, the DC area...
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 10:55 AM (MINbv)


Coming in at the middle (tail end?) of a conversation here, but I've generally come to believe that the vast majority of people who identify as left leaning (i.e. vote for Democrats) are quite incongruent between what they vote for and how they live.

In other words, the vote, and the constant ragging about about awful things Republicans do, that's the beginning and end of the identity. How they actually live... holding down decent jobs, paying mortgages, raising children, buying things, going on vacations, saving for retirement... it's really no different from how so-called conservatives (and Republican voting dimwits) live.

They just chatter about different things. That's pretty much it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 26, 2017 11:04 AM (Pz4pT)

393 the vast majority of people who identify as left leaning (i.e. vote for
Democrats) are quite incongruent between what they vote for and how they
live.


It's all about teh feelz.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 26, 2017 11:06 AM (Tyii7)

394 Now the TV says Alamo Square, an entire city block, is fenced off and the police are not letting anyone in.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2017 11:07 AM (EZebt)

395 Rain is tapering off - the massive rain band to the NE of what's left of Harv is drifting off to the N, so much of the Houston area is either clear or clearing. Got a pic from friends in Katy and there's almost sunlight!

Just some very light rain here S of Conroe, so YAY!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 11:08 AM (MINbv)

396 The liberals here live their lives like conservatives for the most part. They just talk the liberal talk.

Posted by: Jack Sock


Years ago Jonah Goldberg (yeah, I know) said something like, "most liberals don't preach what they practice". I found that fascinating. They atone for the sin of being decent citizens by encouraging urban rot and moral depravity.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 26, 2017 11:08 AM (/qEW2)

397 'Blacks are outnumbered by hispanics, what, 3:1 in Texas? But that's the group they care about.'

I've heard Blacks will get priority at the FEMA centers. If you're in Texas and heard the same thing, tell three other people.

Posted by: Shart Stirrer at August 26, 2017 11:09 AM (mcI77)

398 I've heard Blacks will get priority at the FEMA centers. "

Well, having family from SOTB, I could tell you stories...

but I'd probably get banned, so there's that.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 11:11 AM (MINbv)

399 Finally some news leaking out about my beach town, Port A.
Ferries are down and the one road is blocked by debris so it's very sketchy. My condo building is ok-- now I know why it was built as a tall ugly bunker.
The USCG building next to it was 2/3 destroyed. USCG went to rescue crews of two tugs that sank in the channel nearby, but I haven't heard if they succeeded. Some folks didn't evacuate and no doubt are needing some help right now.

Posted by: stace at August 26, 2017 11:11 AM (IKy84)

400 'It's all about teh feelz.'

Or moral sustenance for secular atheists.

They prey on others like vampires to fill this basic human need.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 11:11 AM (XsVWn)

401 Population density. They're hoping for a higher body count.

Posted by: Notorious BFD
________

Before Irene: "Oh noes! It might hit New York City!"

After Irene: "That storm was all hype. Nothing happened."

Irene, however, hit other people -- very hard. I guess they didn't count.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 26, 2017 11:13 AM (zkGZ8)

402 University of Colorado-Colorado Springs feelz veterans are a threat on campus and want them banned.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8ap4sw4

Isn't the Air Farce Academy in CS?

Posted by: Under Fire at August 26, 2017 11:14 AM (mcI77)

403 Port Arthur got smacked pretty badly, from what I hear. Best of luck with everything.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 11:15 AM (MINbv)

404 Nood thread.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at August 26, 2017 11:15 AM (Zd2ZF)

405 Here's a great headline I saw: "Rapper Defiantly Stares at Eclipse, Cancels Concerts Due to Eye Injury"

Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2017 11:15 AM (OBJWS)

406 'It's all about teh feelz.'
----------------------------------
Or moral sustenance for secular atheists.

They prey on others like vampires to fill this basic human need.
Posted by: phineas gage at August 26, 2017 11:11 AM (XsVWn)


Yes, the feeling part, it is something they thirst for constantly, because their actual lives are not enough.

People call liberalism a mental illness, and I think that's not entirely untrue. There are personality disorders that fairly fully match this need. The emotionally dis-regulated, subject to the whims of the world, getting blown this way and that. The difference perhaps, between liberals (I don't like using that word here) and people with Borderline, histrionic and narcissistic (and yes, many "liberals" have these diagnoses) is that the liberals who appear to keep it together have this out. A mechanism that works to keep them regulated. Most of the time.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 26, 2017 11:16 AM (Pz4pT)

407 Nood thread.
Posted by: Aunt Luna at August 26, 2017 11:15 AM (Zd2ZF)


But of course. I just jumped in up to my neck here on this one.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 26, 2017 11:17 AM (Pz4pT)

408 Left for a bit to check out a nic link.

Thanks mindful w. Heh, I think I might even have even understood about 1/4 of what you tried to help me out on there.
Yep, juuust a bit limited in the savvy computers dept.

Posted by: teej at August 26, 2017 11:17 AM (mJRr3)

409 403 Port Arthur got smacked pretty badly, from what I hear. Best of luck with everything.
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 11:15 AM (MINbv)

It was Port Aransas that was right next to the eye at landfall. I'm sure Port Arthur is getting flooding though.

Posted by: stace at August 26, 2017 11:17 AM (IKy84)

410 A string of snips in one comment. From "the heart of Texas" listening to FOX News Channel national coverage of Harvy since early morning, it is damned infuriating. To go to some idiot, they cut off Lt. Gov. Patrick's succinct report which they had teased the audience to stay tuned to hear. Previously, their FOX idiotic surmising smart ass comments from the joker who is reporting from (this morning) calm Corpus Christi who drove to and from epicenter Category 4 hit Rockport, to stand for one short segment of minutes at an intersection while crowing at the miserable first response efforts because he "only saw two 'vintage' firetrucks pass by" his intersection. While he was talking, a black Cadillac Escalade zoomed through the dry intersection behind. YESTERDAY in anticipation, I watched Austin's local NBC meteorologist named Yeoman sent to report from Rockport, informing us that everyone in Rockport had evacuated as advised to do. Only emergency services were staying in town for the Hurricane; that they were all located inside the one municipal structure built specifically to withstand these storm winds. And that they were not going to respond to downed trees in roads yesterday, as calls reporting damage were coming in, not until the storm subsided. It was easy enough to understand why. More downing of trees bound to happen, and going out during the worst Cat.4 winds and downpours was foolishly risky. Of course yesterday evening, power lines were still intact. The public citizenry are out of town, gone to high ground inland -- told to go to Austin, which I joked refugees better try the hotels above Austin's multiple creeks and low ground roadways which ALWAYS FLOOD as waters seeking the path of least resistance head into the Lower Colorado to drain. Our best thoughts towards those facing the storm's wrath. And our churches and civic organizations are as ever perpetually organized in advance with routines to provide for so many whom Big Brother manages to lose "through the cracks". Texas, y'all recall, stood ready and prepared before Katrina offering aid. And all the New Orleans people whom Kay Baily Hutchison imported have remained to this day, changing the dynamics of Houston, and elected officials to D.C. since for the worse. My better half remarked that we won't see any rescue aid coming from the DNC or the local Democratic Party organizations, most certainly none from the Soros mercenary antifa or black lives matter members. It takes the element of grace within, not violence, to offer and provide the aid and hospitality for those harmed by storms which most certainly hit populations "equal opportunity" regardless of ideology, color, age, income or political affiliation. And despite the influx from California, Texas takes care of its own not because of Big Oil money as FOX News Channel stated in contrast to New Orleans which also has oil refineries. But because Texans take care of their own, regardless of color, and take care of their neighbors as well.

Posted by: maverick muse at August 26, 2017 11:18 AM (hCdMd)

411 Port Aransas that was right next to the eye at landfall."

Indeed. My mistake, I thought you were referring to the other PA. And yes, it's had a buckload of rain...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 26, 2017 11:19 AM (MINbv)

412 Good morning to all. It's been a long, long time since I've thought to come here. I hope that all of you are having a good day.

I read the article on the kitties. They sound like they will be pampered for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: Vic's wife at August 26, 2017 11:24 AM (mpXpK)

413 Posted by: Vic's wife at August 26, 2017 11:24 AM (mpXpK)

Good to see you here. Hope you are well and keeping Vic to the straight-and-narrow.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 26, 2017 11:26 AM (rp9xB)

414 Rickl, so sorry you have lost your pet kitteh. It totally sucks.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me @ Intersectionality of Deplorable & Irredeemable at August 26, 2017 11:31 AM (Ftuf+)

415 Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2017 10:07 AM

I’m so sorry for the loss of Kira. Losing a beloved pet hurts for a long time. Blessings for you in this time of bereavement.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at August 26, 2017 11:36 AM (nvMvs)

416 My cat Kira died this morning shortly after 9:00. RIP, sweetie.

Now to make breakfast and go out to dig her grave. Fortunately, it's a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2017 10:07 AM (sdi6R)

Aw geeze. My condolences, rickl.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2017 11:37 AM (2le8w)

417 And neon tetras.

They don't hurt as much.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2017 10:26 AM (J+eG2)

They sell LED tetras now. More fish-food efficient.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2017 11:45 AM (2le8w)

418 Vacation trip next week will be my first visit to St. Augustine.

Any natives or recent visitors have any tips or ideas about what to see/do while there?
Posted by: weirdflunky

The Fort (Castillo de San Marcos)
The beaches- surfing, or fishing (surf casting).
The deep sea charter fishing.

Nearby (Crescent Beach)-
Fort Matanzas National Monument

Otherwise, bbq, shopping, barhopping.

Posted by: Augustinian at August 26, 2017 11:46 AM (NDlpU)

419 I'll go ahead and translate that for you. Lowering labor costs actually means lowering wages.

Posted by: DFCtomm at August 26, 2017 12:17 PM (50gG9)

420 ml8... Re: fired for being too cute? Don't post a pic negating the case, maybe? Barrel distortion and out of focus usually does not help, and didn't.

Posted by: klaftern at August 26, 2017 01:03 PM (RuIsu)

421 Lots of gentle rain , no wind up here in Montgomery County Texas (touches the north boundary of Harris County). About 90 miles from the gulf of Mexico.

I think I will move the termite extermination from this Thursday to the week after to let the ground dry out a bit to make the trenching of the insecticide more efficient.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at August 26, 2017 01:21 PM (cCxiu)

422 I'll go ahead and translate that for you. Lowering labor costs actually means lowering wages.

Robots rarely demand a raise.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2017 04:00 PM (LTHVh)

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