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Is America Now Officially Crazy?

I believe it is. I believe the dominant media culture has gone crazy due to the trauma of not getting their way. I further believe that their constant hysteria makes more sane people not actually crazy, but very stressed out and agitated.

If you've ever spent five minutes in the company with a manic or very anxious person, you know that such psychological states are easily transmittable. I personally know that when I used to have panic, that panic infected the people around me. (And actually, then I would sense their own anxiety and I would become more panicked-- a vicious cycle of sympathetic animal-level emotional transmission.)

It's all part of our pack animal evolution -- it's evolutionarily advantageous to pick up the signals of alarm (even subtle ones) from a neighboring pack animal. When his ears prick up, it's good to prick up your own ears. If he stops breathing to hear more clearly, then it's good to hold your breath too.

But those things are good only when the pack animals around you are sane and reasonably reacting to stimuli that seem to indicate genuinely possible threats.

However, when half of the pack has Mad Cow Disease and shriek and wail over nothing at all, this transmission of anxiety and fear becomes toxic for the healthy members of the pack.

Half of America now consists of barely-functional lunatics, and it's best to avoid them for all sorts of reasons.

I know I'm a bad blogger for not jumping on all of these Freak-Outs. I have felt guilty sometimes about not jumping on the internet on a weekend -- for example, during the Charlottesville incidents.

I do this for selfish reasons: I do not wish to be amidst madman shrieking and by being amidst them, become infected with madness myself.

But I sometimes justify this selfish aversion to doing my job as actually doing my job: As I do not wish to be infected by the viral lunacy consuming half of this country, so too do I not wish to be a vector of that lunacy, infecting other people.

Sometimes I pass on stories the lunatics are gibbering about. This Trump Tower in Russia deal, for example. It's not actually laziness -- it would be easy enough just to link it and say "This is probably bullshit." I just did a very easy link in the previous post.

Takes no time or effort.

But I sort of would like to do more than that -- by which I mean doing less. Rather than even acknowledging these stories and putting up some kind of half-thought rebuttal to them, I'd like to do more.

By doing less. By not even acknowledging them.

I do not credit the ravings of the mentally unwell as my usual SOP; I don't see why I should do so just because there are so many more mentally unwell persons shrieking about at the moment.

I can only tell you I've been out with politically minded people and I've watched them freak out as they check the twitter feeds. Their voices become higher pitched and faster paced; they begin becoming apprehensive, agitated, and anxious.

When they tell me the latest bout of Twitter Lunatic Shrieking, I tell them the truth, as calmly as I can: I don't care.

John Ekdahl made a good point about two months ago. One day he asked, "Does anyone remember what the freak-out was about before this latest freak-out?"

The previous freak-out had occurred just 48 hours or so earlier. (Two days seems to be the longest the lunatics can go without a collective Amok Time.)

And yet, when Ekdahl asked the question: I could not for the life of me recall whatever Shrieking Hysterical Horror had so consumed Internet People just 48 hours prior. I knew it was something -- it's always something -- but I failed John Ekdahl's test. (Or, maybe, passed it.) I could not in fact remember the last This Changes Everything and History Will Never Be the Same Again monumental event that had come and gone like a fart on the hurricane deck of a ship in a gale.

Now that I've self-justified my I Don't Give a Shit Anymore attitude and dressed it up as being animated by selfless regard for others and principle, let me link a few articles exploring this phenomenon of mass national lunacy.

Glenn Reynolds, The Crazy Years:

Very early in his writing career, about 1940, science fiction writer Robert Heinlein outlined a "future history" around which much of his writing would revolve, extending from the mid-twentieth century to the 24th century. Much of what he outlined hasnít come to pass, but he nailed it in one respect: We live in the "Crazy Years."

The Crazy Years, in Heinleinís timeline, were when rapid changes in technology, together with the disruption those changes caused in mores and economics, caused society to, well, go crazy. They ran from the last couple of decades of the 20th Century into the first couple of decades of the 21st. In some of his novels set in that era -- Time Enough for Love, for example -- he includes random assortments of headlines that may have seemed crazy enough back then, but that seem downright tame today.

...

He talks a bit about craziness resulting from reality failing to match ideologically/religiously based false realities, and the conditions that have fostered such a mismatch between the world as it is and the world as lunatics insist it to be:

What are those conditions today? I think that Heinlein had it right with regard to technology and economics in general. But in particular, I think the rise of social media ó and especially the widespread use of Twitter by journalists and politicians ó has made things much crazier. Thanks to the ability to block or unfriend people with whom one disagrees, itís much easier to live in a political/ideological bubble than it was even a decade ago. And my impression is that many journalists now write and tweet more to impress their peers than to serve their audiences.

And whatís the endgame? Well, this should worry people. In Heinleinís future history, the Crazy Years ended with the rise of the Reverend Nehemiah Scudder, who established a theocratic dictatorship in the United States. Sick of the craziness, voters picked a leader who offered a stable framework, even if it was repressive....

If you donít like the consequences, donít do the thing that produces the consequences. Anything else is just crazy.

Reynolds linked there a Scot Adams article: How to Know if You're in a Mass Hysteria Bubble.

I've written about mass hysterias roiling populations in the past, and no, I don't think we've "evolved beyond that."

Humans are human and will always be. We have not become "more rational" just because we have televisions and social media. In fact, we've become less rational, and less intelligent.

A mass hysteria happens when the public gets a wrong idea about something that has strong emotional content and it triggers cognitive dissonance that is often supported by confirmation bias. In other words, people spontaneously hallucinate a whole new (and usually crazy-sounding) reality and believe they see plenty of evidence for it. The Salem Witch Trials are the best-known example of mass hysteria. The McMartin Pre-School case and the Tulip Bulb hysteria are others. The dotcom bubble probably qualifies. We might soon learn that the Russian Collusion story was mass hysteria in hindsight. The curious lack of solid evidence for Russian collusion is a red flag. But weíll see how that plays out.

The most visible Mass Hysteria of the moment involves the idea that the United States intentionally elected a racist President. If that statement just triggered you, it might mean you are in the Mass Hysteria bubble. The cool part is that you canít fact-check my claim you are hallucinating if you are actually hallucinating. But you can read my description of the signs of mass hysteria and see if you check off the boxes.

If youíre in the mass hysteria, recognizing you have all the symptoms of hysteria wonít help you be aware you are in it. Thatís not how hallucinations work. Instead, your hallucination will automatically rewrite itself to expel any new data that conflicts with its illusions.

But if you are not experiencing mass hysteria, you might be totally confused by the actions of the people who are. They appear to be irrational, but in ways that are hard to define. You canít tell if they are stupid, unscrupulous, ignorant, mentally ill, emotionally unstable or what. It just looks frickiní crazy.

The reason you canít easily identify what-the-hell is going on in the country right now is that a powerful mass hysteria is in play. If you see the signs after I point them out, youíre probably not in the hysteria bubble. If you read this and do NOT see the signs, it probably means youíre trapped inside the mass hysteria bubble.

He then offers a checklist of indicators you're in a mass hysteria bubble, which you should check out. I think you'll find most of the indicators to be indicating.

By Stella Morabito at The Federalist, a piece arguing the nervous breakdown post-Charlottesville was deliberately induced by lunatics seeking to "convert" non-lunatics to their lunatic condition, so they won't feel so lonely in their madness.



Americaís Post-Charlottesville Nervous Breakdown Was Deliberately Induced


Americans are being emotionally manipulated to take up cause with those whose ultimate purpose is the repeal of the First Amendment and erasure of national memory.

By Stella Morabito

Wars are won or lost based mostly on perceptions of events, not on what actually happens. This is true for any given battlefield, whether itís the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam or the ideological battlefield over the future of the First Amendment as played out in Charlottesville in 2017. The reality of what takes place in the public arena is always secondary to any projected illusion.

So letís never forget this: Whoever has the power to dictate public perceptions of reality is in a position to dictate public opinion and behavior. Abusing language and images to stir up emotions is an ancient trick of power-mongers. And once journalism turns into unchecked propaganda, we become trapped in its dangerous illusions.


Only the teensiest fraction of Americans have any real interest in violent extremism, whether it be the violence represented by the specter of the Klu Klux Klan or the violence promoted by groups like Antifa who pretend they are fighting for social justice. But the media is promoting imagery of the former as a foil for the latter.

Why Are We Being Assaulted With Fringe Concerns?

Most Americans today are still just trying to live freely, to pursue happiness peacefully. Meanwhile, power elites in politics and the media are providing a daily platform for fringe elements who identify as white supremacists. Why would anyone in his right mind do such a thing? Again, we can only deduce that such imagery serves as a useful foil to lend moral high ground to ďcounter-protesters.Ē The media elites provoking them need white supremacy bogeymen in order to achieve their ultimate agenda, which, ironically, is to achieve total supremacy.

Against this staged backdrop, repeated over and over again, Americans are being emotionally manipulated to take up cause with those whose ultimate purpose is the repeal of the First Amendment and erasure of national memory. As Helen Raleigh recently wrote in The Federalist, this has all the hallmarks of an attempted Maoist-style cultural revolution.

We should be asking why these elites insist that violence-prone groups on the American Leftósuch as Antifa, Occupy, Moveon.org, etc.óare pure as the driven snow, as peaceful as sleeping babes. Obviously it disrupts the narrative to know that the Southern Poverty Law Center inspired gunmen into attempted massacres, including the one in June that critically wounded GOP Rep. Steve Scalise and the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council. So maintaining the illusion of such groupsí innocence is what allowed Michael Moore to argue in a recent CNN interview that he was promoting a society of ďloveĒ while smearing as racist every one of the 60 million Americans who voted for Trump. Thatís a rallying cry for national division.

She then goes on to examine the media's use of emotionally shrill language-- the wail of lunatics -- and lunatic logic ("They call themselves anti-fascist, so they must not be fascist themselves!!") to drive the public crazy -- all to will into existence the alt-history world they'd rather live in, where Hillary Clinton is president and the media has the public's respect.

So how do you live and keep your mental wellness in our Post-Sanity World?

I'm no mental health expert, but these suggestions seem to me to be obvious enough that a non-expert can offer them without too much fear of passing on #FakeNews advice:

1. Don't take their insults too personally. Therapists in lunatic asylums don't take it personally when the six millionth schizophrenic who thinks she's a clever wit call them "the-rapists." (This is really an extremely common bit of lunatic "wit.")

It is the nature of lunatics to lash out against the sane, and to become angry when the sane do not share and affirm their delusions and manias.

2. Find a Pillar of Mental Stability -- Something You Can Personally Improve or Create or Build. One of the most frustrating emotional states there is is wanting desperately for something to happen... but having no power over actually making that thing happen. One can drive oneself mad focusing on a deeply-wished event to pass and yet having no power over making it come to pass -- one resorts essentially to invoking magical spells, thinking that just thinking really hard about the desired event and repeating the same words in one's head (or on social media) will conjure a new reality into existence.

Think about your first real stomach-upset, can-barely-eat, you-don't-know-if-you'll-survive this crush. Your first big one. Wanting the desired one to like you, in that way, but not knowing if the desired one did like you, or how on earth you could possibly get that person to notice you.

When you really want something, but can take no tangible steps to make that something happen, you can only obsess, stress, and perserverate.

Wanting control while having no control is a recipe for frustration and growing madness.

That's the position that the lunatics are in now.

But they're also putting the more sane ones in that position too, because we are forced to want and wish for them to be defeated.

Well, there's no way we can actually help them be defeated. Oh, I suppose at the margins, we can help in small ways -- but we won't have anything like the impact we'd like.

That's why it's important, I think, to cultivate a hobby, an interest, a charitable endeavor, a group with shared passions where you can exert some control. Sure, you won't be exerting control over the things you maybe wish you could control, but you'll have the satisfaction of seeing your efforts slowly work to achieve something tangible, real, and good.

Haven't read in a while? Start reading. Lotta good books out there. Some of the best are like One Hundred Years old and so are even free on Kindle (or 99 cents, just for the converstion).

Thinking about getting some GAINZZZ? Well, get some GAINZZZ.

Haven't picked up the guitar since you were 20? Pick it up again. (I'm told the amount of free and expert instruction now available on the internet for learning music is fantastic.)

Thinking about starting some activity the whole family can do? Stop thinking, start doing.

I think it's very helpful to have some areas in your life where you are challenged, and yet you can overcome those challenges through effort. A bit of control in one area might make up for some of the feelings of anxiety at having no control over so much of the world.

3. Disconnect Whenever Possible. I've preached this for years, but your phone is supposed to be your servant, not your master. Don't have it interrupting your life and demanding you pay attention to it by having it blare at you when a new reply to a Twitter has come in, or a FaceBook notification.

Who gives a shit?

You don't need the stress and cortisol. (Incidentally, anyone else get agitated at the sound of a phone ringing or an alert on the phone? Anyone else immediately get worried, thinking, "This is probably a bad thing" ?

Yeah, maybe cut down on that Stress You Affirmatively Sign Up For.

And I'm not saying disconnect from the internet altogether -- jeeze, you'd put me out on the street! -- do fix a time in your mind every day when you do in fact disconnect entirely from the electronic slave-driver and allow yourself to just be and enjoy the non-frantic bits of life, which people used to actually enjoy.

Cal Newport made a point in his book on Deep Work. He said many people confuse mere busyness with productivity.

Busyness isn't productivity -- busyness is just being trivially occupied at all moments. A lot of genuine productivity requires drilling in on one, and only one, thing, and just doing it until it is done.

Not flitting around crazily like a bat with misfiring sonar.

Similarly, one shouldn't mistake merely being "plugged in" and "connected" as a passive, stressed-out spectator -- hitting refresh on news feeds, grabbing the phone every five minutes to see what new History Changing Tweet the Blue Checkmark Mafia are all screaming about, watching Fox all the time -- with being an active participant in life.

Or even political life.

Allow yourself to be bored for a bit -- because you will find something to do, or read. You might even call your parents or an old friend, just out of the boredom of not looking at the computer.

One terrible thing about social media is that it permits people to fill "boring time" with effluvia that seems like it's not boring, but in fact is just slightly less boring than doing or reading nothing at all.

Like junk food -- it's enough to stop the craving, but not enough to actually satisfy the hunger.

Allow yourself to actually be bored -- or even at peace -- long enough to find something more worthy of your time than checking in on FaceBook or FoxNews.

A lot of people are addicted to knowing first. Being the first, or among the first, to see something on Twitter of FaceBook.

What is the damn advantage of that? What are the first reports besides garbage, inaccuracies, #FakeNews, and #HotTakes?

Why would anyone on earth every want to read something about major news (and note: 99% of news is not major, even in the Age of Trump, when everything is shrieked about) that the writer didn't even take four or six hours to think about first?

For purposes of my job, I should want to be among the First to Know.

On the other hand, for purposes of my mental health, I kinda like being Among the Last to Know. Time acts as a good sieve to filter out most of the the noise and stupidity -- and Dear Lord, there is so much grunting animal noise and stupid clamor nowadays.

Life is short, guys. No one ever realizes how short life is until they're looking at having only days or weeks of it left.

Tune out the lunatics, filter out the hate, embrace things that matter, and try to get off the white-knuckled machine of anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness Your Media Betters have made for you.

Corrected: Enough people dick-slapped me over claiming evolution had halted that I figured I should look that up, then decided I was too lazy to do that, and then just deleted the claim.


Posted by: Ace at 07:31 PM




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1 Some Moron made a great point yesterday. Before Twitter and Facebook the crazy people were just bothering their families. Now they can bother us all they want, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 29, 2017 07:28 PM (rjrh3)

2 Yes. I give us 4 years tops.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 07:31 PM (XFue2)

3 Disconnecting is good. And I don't mean only from social media.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 07:32 PM (XFue2)

4 He talks a bit about craziness resulting from reality failing to match ideologically/religiously based false realities,

That's not what's going on, here. It isn't cognitive dissonance that is driving leftards crazy. Shit, leftards live in cognitive dissonance. THeir problem is that they're just plain, fucking crazy, to begin with, and miserable, nasty pricks on top of that. Even if the world were exactly as they retardedly claim it is they would still miserable, nasty, vindictive little pricks who are totally nuts.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 07:33 PM (rZ+mb)

5 Oh, no. I don't think so.
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Posted by: Keith Olberman at August 29, 2017 07:33 PM (O5Q3r)

6 All that text, man. It's crazy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2017 07:33 PM (Mouru)

7

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 07:34 PM (QC/4S)

8 En fuego!

Posted by: That guy who shouts "En fuego!" at August 29, 2017 07:34 PM (xa9Kf)

9 Short answer, yes.

Posted by: freaked at August 29, 2017 07:34 PM (BO/km)

10 There isn't a lot that is important and the stuff that is can be pretty easily recognized: God, family, friends (and Corps). Everything else will take care of itself.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 29, 2017 07:35 PM (iLJUQ)

11 That pretty much covers it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 07:35 PM (pIW4p)

12 I disconnected for a month this summer. I had spotty cell phone service and my parents had limited internet connectivity. I fished with my kids and had a bunch of adventures. It was glorious. Now that the school year is starting back up, we are more structured. I plan on continuing guitar lessons with my daughter. I can't quit y'all though.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 07:36 PM (RozsV)

13 "America has intellectual AIDS." ~ Bill Whittle (in a YouBoob interview with Dave Rubin/'The Rubin Report')

Posted by: RickZ at August 29, 2017 07:36 PM (Pd70C)

14 I thank G-D everyday when I wake up. I'm thankful for my IRL friends and also for the fantastic people I have met here.

I will never be an 1800's patriot standing in a line on a field of battle but I will be one relentless guerilla.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2017 07:36 PM (JqbcQ)

15 no, evolution in humans has not stopped.

but people would rather think it has.

Posted by: meep at August 29, 2017 07:36 PM (ZBz0L)

16 Ace seems to be arguing against a politicized life. That's a good thing, and why I do the movie thread. It's nice to forget about politics and just write about stories for a couple of hours a week.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at August 29, 2017 07:36 PM (Jj43a)

17 The previous freak-out had occurred just 48 hours or so earlier. (Two days seems to be the longest the lunatics can go without a collective Amok Time.)

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Except their freakouts don't end with anyone getting laid.

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 07:37 PM (ANIFC)

18 Separately, re: twitter.

It depends on how you operate.

Pretty much all my twitter is talk about public finance issues.

Posted by: meep at August 29, 2017 07:37 PM (ZBz0L)

19 Great post Ace. And we are not at peak crazy yet.

Now drink some water please.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2017 07:37 PM (hyuyC)

20 AMERICA WILL NOT BE CRAZY UNTIL TRUMP FINALLY THROWS ALL OF US IN THE CAMPS!!!

Posted by: The Hysterical Sally Kohn at August 29, 2017 07:38 PM (O5Q3r)

21 I wrote last week we have become ancient Rome.

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 07:38 PM (pPKG5)

22 1 Some Moron made a great point yesterday. Before Twitter and Facebook the crazy people were just bothering their families. Now they can bother us all they want, too.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 29, 2017 07:28 PM (rjrh3)

And the crazies didn't make it a point of showing photos of what they were eating.

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 07:38 PM (ANIFC)

23 And yes, that's actually bad, and not in a bullshit way.

I am driven nuts because people are melting down over superficial shit, and retirees are actually not getting their promised pensions.

that's kind of important.

Posted by: meep at August 29, 2017 07:38 PM (ZBz0L)

24 Top thirty?

Posted by: Traveling Man at August 29, 2017 07:39 PM (qRnfG)

25 That guy who shouts "En fuego!"

Glad to see you! Got any hair-on-fire stories for us?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2017 07:39 PM (hyuyC)

26 Now for the content.

Posted by: Traveling Man at August 29, 2017 07:39 PM (qRnfG)

27 RE: technology/ social media, there's something else in play as well.

I see it at work. People about 45+ talk to each other in their down times. Many don't even carry their phones on them.

However... the under 40 crowd stares at their phones. Like zombies.

There are a large number of the under 40 do not know how to have conversations, or debates, and have no wish to have them. Many immediately assume that everyone has the same opinion they do, and if you don't, you're an @sshole. They never try to find out why you have the beliefs you do; they're too busy communicating electronically. Or passively staring at something. They don't know how to engage in a group, and would rather be alone, checking their Facebook page.

I don't think humans were meant to spend their lives staring at the phone/tablet, and, in the long run, I don't think it's gong to be beneficial.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 07:39 PM (aT+Bx)

28 I quit Zuckerbuuk and never joined Twitter. I stick to Razib Khan's feed because he's Rightist, realist, and tolerant-enough to link to sensible Leftists. That and HBDChick.

Also because ancient DNA and archaeology.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 07:39 PM (6FqZa)

29 nothing you see in the news, read in newspapers, see on Twitter and so forth, is accidental - it is all manipulated to advance an agenda, a point of view, a certain climate. you can pretty much buy "mass hysteria" of your choice if you have the money, of course. which has been happening.

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 07:39 PM (QC/4S)

30 Wolf!

Posted by: The Guy Who Shouts "Wolf!" at August 29, 2017 07:40 PM (ANIFC)

31
Uh, one, evolution hasn't stopped. It runs on a longer time scale than we are used to, and it goes in spurts.

B) Medial has always been full of grenade throwers. In colonial times there were 'wars' between the 'mechanics' of rival broadsheets.

(i) You can become accustomed to any thing, including panic and hysteria. No reason to panic if you can see the monster; if it bleeds, we can kill it.

(z) I think all the hysteria is kinda fun, until I get tired of it. Then I wander off and so something else for a time.

And lastly, there are threads here that I choose to avoid because I have watched what happens, and I sidle toward the exit when it starts to look bad.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 07:40 PM (m9X4Y)

32 I'm not worried about the Left and their lunacy. I will respond when confronted with it but I don't let it concern me. What does aggravate me is the attitude , actions and statements made by people who are allegedly on the Right. That's the people I'm in a Civil War with now.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 07:40 PM (LuKE7)

33 Good stuff. I read the Stella Morabito piece earlier and it is very good.

Technology has taken us to the point where the lowest common denominator has an equal voice, and often louder, than more sane and rational ones and far too often we listen as it matters.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 07:41 PM (/tuJf)

34 Yesterday, I visited Twitchy and was about to click on the MOST vile Tweets from libtards about Houston. Then I thought "why? why do i need to read comments I know are going to be callous and vicious and sneering? What can I do about those turds besides getting mad?"

So I didn't click. Twitchy is a place I am better off avoiding. What a collection of stupid you find there.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers beat the Dodgers Yay! at August 29, 2017 07:41 PM (P8951)

35 Great post but evolution is not dead. Evolution is not based on the strongest but the fittest. The most fit to reproduce in the environment. This explains urban hipsters.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at August 29, 2017 07:41 PM (hUqh+)

36 And yes, we are living in a mental asylum, with the media egging on the crazies.

The scary part is that the crazies are your relatives, your co-workers, your city government, your doctors, your CEO at work and so on.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 07:41 PM (aT+Bx)

37 Socks? You mean like what I wrap my trim Melianaesque ankles in?

Posted by: Hillary! 2020 at August 29, 2017 07:41 PM (xa9Kf)

38 Genius. Whenever I despair at this site, I focus on moments like this to come. In the vernacular of the day, wow dude.

Posted by: ramajama at August 29, 2017 07:42 PM (oAlzZ)

39 Personality type may make some difference here. As an INTJ, I'm relatively unaffected by mass hysteria. Growing up around hysterical relatives may also have immunized me to some extent against emotional contagion-- I wouldn't have survived the constant drama in the extended family if I hadn't learned somehow to pull back, reflect, and analyze. I also don't do social media and don't have an iPhone-- a low-tech flip phone is all I need when I'm driving.

Or it may simply be that Feline Americans are not pack animals.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 07:42 PM (3C9q2)

40 **Evolution? I thought this was a smart-moron-blog!**

Unplugging is healthy. Remember, wide is the gate & path to destruction.

Posted by: Ruth at August 29, 2017 07:42 PM (T2aay)

41 Crazy, you don't know crazy

Posted by: Nanzi Ploesti at August 29, 2017 07:42 PM (Rl0Y9)

42 Your phone now rules your life. News , information , travel and I can fill this page barrel full. When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2017 07:43 PM (JqbcQ)

43 I further believe that their constant hysteria makes more sane people not actually crazy, but very stressed out and agitated.
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It's a bit like watching a spoiled brat, who has learned that however unreasonable his demands, if he repeats the demand and yowls/cries louder and louder, his parent will cave.

The problem is, we are trapped in society with them and those who find them politically useful are promoting the behavior. Civil society is being seriously degraded as a result.

It is very difficult to sit by and passively watch their pathology destroy our culture.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 07:43 PM (pIW4p)

44 You don't have to not care as much as you do not need to constantly care.
I see whats going on both good and bad, react, but then I do turn it off once in a while. Go see other non news sites, see what movies are on, go to the book I'm reading.

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 07:44 PM (pPKG5)

45 I read the post. I should buy some Scott Adam's books. He seems to understand these times and I could use a guidebook.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 29, 2017 07:44 PM (eASYU)

46 Personality type may make some difference here. As an INTJ, I'm
relatively unaffected by mass hysteria. Growing up around hysterical
relatives may also have immunized me to some extent against emotional
contagion-- I wouldn't have survived the constant drama in the extended
family if I hadn't learned somehow to pull back, reflect, and analyze. I
also don't do social media and don't have an iPhone-- a low-tech flip
phone is all I need when I'm driving.



Or it may simply be that Feline Americans are not pack animals.
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In general, I think introverts are less impacted by these things, since the default for many of us is "you're an idiot, so I'm not going to bother talking to you at all."

/and yes, I had hysterical relatives as well, which is why I live alone and have a cat.

Posted by: shibumi, Feline American at August 29, 2017 07:44 PM (aT+Bx)

47 NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI! NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI! NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI! NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI! NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI! NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI! NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI! NAZI! NAZI! NAZI NAZI!
Posted by: Keith Olberman

Sounds better to a conga rhythm.

Nazi Nazi Na-ZI!
Nazi Nazi Na-ZI!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 07:44 PM (Nwg0u)

48
Life is short, guys. No one ever realizes how short life is until they're looking at having only days or weeks of it left.

...

Did you hydrate today?

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (2wRtc)

49 Good advice, ace.

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (Pqytn)

50 MEMEWAR!

@#$%^*(11ty

back to the content

Posted by: DaveA at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (FhXTo)

51 Look at the pictures of the people arrested along with the Screaming Antifa Dog Lady.

Not one of those people look normal. They all appear off-kilter at best. Flat out loco at worst.

Take a photo of someone you know, a normal personal.

Place that photo next to anyone of those antifa fascists.

The lunacy jumps out at you.

Kos. Koo. Bananas.

Twitter - your friendly neighborhood Insanity Aggregator.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (9q7Dl)

52 If you've ever spent five minutes in the company with a manic or very anxious person, you know that such psychological states are easily transmittable.

Not unless you're given to that, already. I've never found that being stuck with some manic or anxiety-ridden person has ever had any effect on me, other than being either really annoying or really funny.

You have to have some respect for a person for their anxiety to have any effect on you or they have to coincidentally hit on something that you're already anxious about. Otherwise, their fears and personality disorders really have no effect on others.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (rZ+mb)

53 huh. i just got off the phone with someone who was in a white knuckle rage over the nazi's. i had said, "get away from cnn - it's blown out of proportion - it's a tiny fringe group - etc." and i was told i was condoning nazi's.

it's taken the houston hurricane to get them off that hysteria.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (AxFdW)

54 Utility companies spray swastickers in the streets! The KKK freely advertises that they are present at ballgames! Rascist white milk and white rice are served to our children in public schools! And you have the nerve to ask IF AMERICA HAS GONE CRAZY!?

Posted by: The Incredibly Stupid Sarah Silverman at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (O5Q3r)

55 What happened 48 hours ago, that was the point I forgot.

I can't remember 48 hours ago because it is all the same stuff. Some of it, I deliberately repress because it is a waste of ROM to burn it into the chip. Or maybe I'm in the early stages of altimeters disease. Althimers, altzimers.. wait. I'll get close enough that spell check will know the word. Give me a few more minutes.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (m9X4Y)

56 Holy cow!

It's full of words.

Posted by: Phil Rizzuto Keychain at August 29, 2017 07:46 PM (9oWeQ)

57 Funny thing that I did almost exactly that (disconnect) for the past few days, almost a week, and am slowly emerging from the peace and quiet. I think it was a beneficial calming experience and I will be repeating it more often in the future!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 07:46 PM (gwPgz)

58 Outstanding post, ace.

I was thinking just earlier today that the coming civil war may not be between Left and Right, but rather between Sane vs. Insane.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 07:46 PM (sdi6R)

59 34 Yesterday, I visited Twitchy and was about to click on the MOST vile Tweets from libtards about Houston. Then I thought "why? why do i need to read comments I know are going to be callous and vicious and sneering? What can I do about those turds besides getting mad?"

So I didn't click. Twitchy is a place I am better off avoiding. What a collection of stupid you find there.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers beat the Dodgers Yay! at August 29, 2017 07:41 PM (P8951)

=====

I realized that a while so. I was using Twitchy as a news source but never getting sucked into the outrage. I guess when I realized that the news there was just Twitter news and not real news was when I stopped paying attention to it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at August 29, 2017 07:46 PM (Jj43a)

60 Good job! I enjoyed the read very much.

Posted by: Charles Harkins at August 29, 2017 07:47 PM (x9ptj)

61 Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.

Posted by: Walter K. Sobjek at August 29, 2017 07:47 PM (9oWeQ)

62 Who controls Mediatown?

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 07:47 PM (2wRtc)

63 So basically MGTOW but for Right Wingers.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 07:47 PM (XFue2)

64 "No reason to panic if you can see the monster"

The thing that I find genuinely unnerving is how many of the people around me have monsters that I can't see, ones inside of their minds, that I had no idea were there.

Some of the utterly lunatic stuff that's been said to me about Trump in the last few months? From people who are purportedly calm, sane, sober, accomplished, educated professionals?

I find myself making a joke and changing the subject.

And I then find the hackles on the back of my neck are raised, and I'm ever so slowly moving to open up some discreet physical distance between the individual in question and my own person, while never taking my eyes off of them. Whatever part of me automatically assesses people as non compos mentis, and potentially dangerous, is receiving a great big radar return.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 29, 2017 07:47 PM (ujwCG)

65 That is one fine essay.

Posted by: A Lurker at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (3g9Il)

66 Must have been one hell of a movie.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (fiGNd)

67 Yes.

Every word.

Golden.

Yay Ace !

Posted by: General Motors at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (Umfx1)

68 I did leave my phone at home one night by accident when I went to the gym and then tennis courts. I felt a twinge of pussy pajama boy going through me without my phone . Luckily I was able to snap out of it pretty quickly.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (LuKE7)

69 As to evolution, biological evolution is moving along. It's been retarded and perverted a bit by our catering to the losers and misfits but, in general, the most powerful mechanism of human evolution is crossover mutation and that proceeds apace.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (rZ+mb)

70 Is America now officially cray-cray?

Ummmmmmm...Yes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (5VlCp)

71 Great essay, Ace. It took me many years to understand that I have a great deal of choice about who or what comes into my life. People who I loved, but who were a continuous source of chaos and unhappiness to me: gone. Broadcast news is gone--maybe forever. I am pretty happy with my bubble.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (TdMsT)

72 My phone broke a few weeks ago & I intentionally got a flip phone to replace it. I don't want to be a slave to a glowing rectangle. I see those people everywhere.

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 07:49 PM (ANIFC)

73 Your phone now rules your life. News , information , travel and I can fill this page barrel full
--

I've managed to opt out of that.

Have a terrorist phone, free wifi only. 99% of the time it's off. Use it basically for emergencies and when I'm traveling.

If you can do it, I highly recommend this course of action. Your boss doesn't call you when you're at the grocery store, and your friends don't call you when you're in the car or any other nonsense like that.

They leave a message. On your land line. I call them at my leisure.

Quite... revolutionary.

Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 07:49 PM (aT+Bx)

74 I stopped giving a fuck and I've never felt better.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 07:49 PM (XFue2)

75
So, Ace, did you like the movie?

Seriously, thought-provoking piece. And as someone who has a set of keys to the car, if you will, it's kind of hard to disconnect, try as I might. Being under/unemployed is also a handicap.

Back to painting.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 07:49 PM (mbhDw)

76 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

Two days ago, to a cousin for her birthday. I also send written condolence notes when I know someone has lost a loved one.

Yeah, I'm one of the few old fogies who keep the USPS in business.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 07:49 PM (3C9q2)

77 I read the post. I should buy some Scott Adam's books. He seems to understand these times and I could use a guidebook.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 29, 2017 07:44 PM (eASYU)


Scott Adams is usually fun to read, and thought provoking as well. His website (http://blog.dilbert.com/) is entertaining and his books are interesting.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 07:49 PM (gwPgz)

78 I don't want to be a slave to a glowing rectangle.
Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 07:49 PM (ANIFC)


Hairy triangles, man. Little hairy triangles. And pink circles with a dot in the middle.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (fiGNd)

79 I've had the past three weeks off after graduation and before I start my new job. I've gotten more sleep than in the two months prior, not to mention cleaned the house, started up violin, and will try to get some art done before next week. I've gone for a day hike, gone dancing, etc. It's been wonderful for my mental state.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (Tnhbr)

80 Great post Ace.. the thing I need to get over is taking it personally. Goddamn it to hell.. I take it personal when some fucking 30 year old (half my age) calls me a racist because I voted for Trump. This I must learn to get over and just move on. They are not worth my time or energy.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (CNHr1)

81 I hope this wasn't written during a dehydration period

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (pPKG5)

82 I listen to and explore classical music. How nice it is to experience the best of our civilization instead of the most deranged. And our wonderful doggies. At times you want to scream at them all for their stubbornness and utter lack of moral sense, then they do something to make you laugh and remember for all their lives and beyond.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (+ZYVi)

83 Must have been one hell of a movie.
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 07:48 PM (fiGNd)

Fight Club

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (XFue2)

84 yo

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (bYZsp)

85 Therapists in lunatic asylums don't take it personally when the six millionth schizophrenic who thinks she's a clever wit call them "the-rapists."

++++

Actually, it make the mind fuck that much more fun.

Posted by: Your Therapist at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (pvjTE)

86 A.S.S.

Apocalyptic Stress Syndrome

Posted by: Denny Crane! at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (4bjXi)

87 79 I've had the past three weeks off after graduation and before I start my new job. I've gotten more sleep than in the two months prior, not to mention cleaned the house, started up violin, and will try to get some art done before next week. I've gone for a day hike, gone dancing, etc. It's been wonderful for my mental state.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (Tnhbr)

Are you taking the job in SB?

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (Ri/rl)

88 Is America now officially cray-cray?
===

Well we elect our representatives. Who represent 'us'.

*looks at Schumer, Pelosi, Reid, Waters, Jackson-Lee, McCain, Graham and all the rest*


Gonna go with "yes".

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (2wRtc)

89
Who controls Mediatown?
---

Why the DNC of course. Didn't we learn that from Wikileaks?

Who controls the DNC?

My guess is George Soros.

Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (aT+Bx)

90 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?
Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2017 07:43 PM (JqbcQ)


Christmas cards. Before that, thank you note to friends for my birthday gifts. But even I have trouble remember to do that much. It's definitely a lost tradition.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (Tnhbr)

91 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

Two weeks ago. I'm still old fashioned I guess.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (CNHr1)

92 Using the Dog Type System for Success in Business and the Workplace: A Unique Personality System to Better Communicate and Work with Others

By Gini Graham Scott, PhD

"Do you want to build your business? Get more customers or clients? Have better relationships in the workplace? The Dog Type system can help you have more success in your business or the workplace, since it helps you adapt your approach to the style of whoever you are dealing or working with. There are four basic Dog Types in a system that builds on other personality type systems - Myers-Briggs, DISC, and the red-yellow-blue-green color profile. But it uniquely creates a fun, easy to use system with four types of dogs - the German shepherd, who represents the strong leader; the Pomeranian, who is the high-energy party animal, the golden retriever, who is the calm, steady supporter, and the border collie, who is the serious detail-oriented type concerned with facts and accuracy. The book provides you with the profiles of the different dog types and how to apply them for more success in whatever you do."

https://tinyurl.com/ycuzl9ba

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 07:52 PM (Nwg0u)

93 Cellphones are toys for autistic white women.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 07:52 PM (XFue2)

94 Are you taking the job in SB?
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (Ri/rl)


Yup! I start next Tuesday. And the following Sunday I'm on a flight to NYC for work. It's gonna be a busy fall and winter.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 07:52 PM (Tnhbr)

95 Excellent post.

There are still lots of sane, mature, kind-hearted souls in America--as the Texans and the Cajun Navy are demonstrating--but they're not the ones in charge, mostly.

An apocalyptic event like an EMP burst would be horrific, obviously, and one I personally would be unlikely to survive, but darned if it doesn't often sound very appealing. It would, along with a lot of much worse consequences, clear out the rot in America by destroying social media, and really the media in general, overnight.

Obviously not an ideal solution, but. It would be nice if there was a way to take us back to the way of life of the '50s and '60s, without causing mass death in the process.

Posted by: T at August 29, 2017 07:52 PM (Vgw1E)

96 Nice post, Ace.

In the spirit of GAINZ, I'll drop that last week I won the principal cello audition for my "local" professional regional orchestra.

Now to drop the extra pounds acquired during the practicing...

Most of the good things in life are still offline. Not all, but most.

Posted by: Piercello at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (TOLnE)

97 91 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

Two weeks ago. I'm still old fashioned I guess.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (CNHr1)
---------
Does one with the letters cut out of a magazine count?

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (Sfs6o)

98 91 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

Two weeks ago. I'm still old fashioned I guess.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:51 PM (CNHr1)


Postcards from Italy. Delivered Italian style; five weeks late.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (mbhDw)

99 >>When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?


Few weeks back. Cute girl I know was having a bad few weeks so I sent her a letter and a cute skirt.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (9oWeQ)

100 Crazy is as crazy does.

Posted by: Crazy Guggenheim at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (bc2Lc)

101 I was out of the country, like in the wilderness, but I knew before I left the Charlottesville thing was a set up.


Seriously, how hard is it to set up stupid "white nationalist"?



If the deranged guy hadn't run over people, this would all be just another Berkley Bull Shit.


Let us not forget, the asshole WAS NOT A SOUTHERN.


Ohio.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (bYZsp)

102 "Americans are being emotionally manipulated to take up cause with those whose ultimate purpose is the repeal of the First Amendment and erasure of national memory."

Uh, I think their "ultimate purpose" is a bit more than just that. The red flag on their logo is a big hint.

Posted by: derbrererd at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (0R4TR)

103 >>Postcards from Italy.


Oh, you want to send those 2 months before your trip.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 07:54 PM (9oWeQ)

104 At times you want to scream at them all for their stubbornness and utter lack of moral sense, then they do something to make you laugh and remember for all their lives and beyond.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2017 07:50 PM (+ZYVi)


The essence of why dogs are, and will remain, man's best friend!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 07:54 PM (gwPgz)

105 Read all the content or I would have been first (Ha) . Look, one side of the political spectrum is crazy. I would guess that it is the side that accuses PDT of being literally Hitler. I can't find any evidence that is true. Other than properly mocking CNN for publishing fake news - what has he done fits any of the things that Hitler did?

Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2017 07:54 PM (TwFVz)

106 One thing for me turning it off is I don't have a smart phone, I don't have that constant whats going on mentality

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 07:54 PM (pPKG5)

107 Postcards from Italy. Delivered Italian style; five weeks late.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 07:53 PM (mbhDw)

shoulda used Vatican Post, for real..may be next time

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 07:54 PM (QC/4S)

108 Who controls Mediatown?

-
Auntie Fa.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 07:54 PM (Nwg0u)

109 I don't do Facebook or Twitter.

I unplug frequently. Today I read a stupid beach read novel and swam while listening to pandora. I also tried to shoot some crows. ( I didn't get them, they're on to me).

My friend of 30 years had a massive heart attack and my mother's "friend, his cancer is no longer in remission.

I love my country but my friends and family are more important.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (Ri/rl)

110 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

You mean, like a pen-and-ink dick pic?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (+ZYVi)

111 Then again, I'm an incurable Luddite who despairs at every new instance of technological progress.


*he said, using the Internet...*

Posted by: T at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (Vgw1E)

112 99
>>When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

A good point. Getting people to give you a real address is not easy.


I have a lot of engraved stationary, sitting in my office.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (bYZsp)

113 The book provides you with the profiles of the different dog types and how to apply them for more success in whatever you do."
https://tinyurl.com/ycuzl9ba
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 07:52 PM (Nwg0u)

What type of dog is the person who shits on the floor, sleeps all day and eats anything that it's not supposed to?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (5VlCp)

114 I don't know if I'd say it's that bad.

>>Even if FLOTUS changes shoes once there, which I'm assuming she will, wearing these stilettos in this moment sends one hell of a message.

Okay, totally on board now.

The good news is that the news is full of people doing good works, helping others, not carrying about politics or race.

Gotta laugh when you think about how the left wanted to paint all whites as evil Nazis who evil and a week later you've got rednecks and the Cajun Navy showing their true colors. Along with all kinds of people, of course.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (wwL6Q)

115 begone, Detroit sock !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (Umfx1)

116 Twitter - your friendly neighborhood Insanity Aggregator.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 29, 2017 07:45 PM (9q7Dl)

=======

Wait......I thought that was NextDoor.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (OT5I1)

117 Few weeks back. Cute girl I know was having a bad few weeks so I sent her a letter and a cute skirt.

Really?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (CNHr1)

118 "But it uniquely creates a fun, easy to use system with four types of
dogs - the German shepherd, who represents the strong leader; the
Pomeranian, who is the high-energy party animal, the golden retriever,
who is the calm, steady supporter, and the border collie, who is the
serious detail-oriented type concerned with facts and accuracy."

My test results came back. They typed me as an unidentifiable mutt who's always digging his way out of the back yard and enthusiastically rolling in smelly messes.

I guess I'm not going to fit into this system too well.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 29, 2017 07:56 PM (ujwCG)

119 You mean, like a pen-and-ink dick pic?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (+ZYVi)


One of those wood-block carvings would be classy. And ironic. And classy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 07:56 PM (fiGNd)

120 Ace, I hope you kept hydrated while writing all that.

Posted by: wth at August 29, 2017 07:57 PM (HgMAr)

121 A couple people have mentioned this, but human evolution is indeed ongoing. It occurs on a time scale that is almost geologic. A couple centuries of modern medicine and nutrition are nothing compared with millennia of genetic loading. Further, the notion that evolution culls the weak and promotes the strong is entirely mistaken. Evolution, driven by the engine of natural selection amplifies the successes of those who are best adapted to succeed in a particular set of circumstances. If those circumstances favor pajama boys over the long term (we're talking hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of years here), that's the way it goes.

Posted by: Mike Stajduhar at August 29, 2017 07:57 PM (gjvdY)

122
Thinking about getting some GAINZZZ? Well, get some GAINZZZ.

Rich Piana, who is now a Bodybuilding Sage & Legend, always told his viewers to Just Fucking Do Whatever It Takes. Rich had real Wisdom on certain things.

Here's a nice tribute to Rich made by a youtuber who used to parody the shit outta Rich:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW5QPjfJ7Vo

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 07:57 PM (vTuDK)

123 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?

-
A couple of months ago after I accidentally backed into a guy's car in a parking lot. AND THANKS FOR REMINDING ME!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 07:57 PM (Nwg0u)

124 >>Really?


Yep.
Saw it and immediately thought it would look perfect on her. Cut, color, style...all perfect.

So, I bought it and sent it to her.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 07:58 PM (9oWeQ)

125 Cute girl I know was having a bad few weeks so I sent her a letter and a cute skirt.
===

What did the skirt say?


Ba Dum SHH

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 07:58 PM (2wRtc)

126 Get off your ass and do something good.

Posted by: MAGA at August 29, 2017 07:58 PM (Tyk2V)

127 Deliberately induced neurosis. Gaslighting. Delphi Technique. Propaganda 24/7, regulatory capture. Inmates running the asylum. Yes "they" have done their work well.

How anyone expects to remain immune is one if the great imponderables.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 29, 2017 07:58 PM (9/OH8)

128 Wait......I thought that was NextDoor.
Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (OT5I1)

Oh my, those people are crazy. They post things with their name attached that I would never utter out loud.

They are arguing about dog poop. It's hilarious.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 07:58 PM (Ri/rl)

129 I have been following the lines of thought brought out by Scott Adams and I'd read the Morabito piece the other day as well. Somehow I ended up reading about availability cascades and now it starts clicking together a bit better. The crazy isn't accidental or random, it is driven.

Posted by: RandomOneOff at August 29, 2017 07:58 PM (Czbb8)

130 4. Crush your enemy.

5. See them driven before you.

6. Hear de lamentations of de women.

Posted by: Non-Democrat, thus Nazi Stormtrooper - a troopin' I will go at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (59tXb)

131 Caligirl.. absolutely. I unplug more than I used to. I really think I'm just growing weary of it all. I'd rather spend time making jewelry and being creative, or read a good book or watching something besides news on TV. lol.. I must have 50 bracelets that will never have a home. Thinking of maybe just donating them to a nursing home or maybe a shelter for battered women.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (CNHr1)

132 Another point. When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?


Use to be standard deal after a date, etc.


Now?

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (bYZsp)

133 >> You mean, like a pen-and-ink dick pic?



I use an ink pad. Just remember to roll while also pressing firmly.

Like a fingerprint. But, with your dick.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (9oWeQ)

134 The media needs to be put down. That have head up ass disease. I know putting them down is a little rough, but the costs of conducting mass cranial rectotomies is too damn high.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at August 29, 2017 08:00 PM (DxWUs)

135 Read all the content or I would have been first (Ha) . Look, one side of the political spectrum is crazy. I would guess that it is the side that accuses PDT of being literally Hitler. I can't find any evidence that is true. Other than properly mocking CNN for publishing fake news - what has he done fits any of the things that Hitler did?

Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2017 07:54 PM (TwFVz)

-

I've been away for a while and must've refreshed at the exact moment it went live. I read (lightly) the content and not the comments. I figured I would be in the hundreds.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 29, 2017 08:00 PM (rjrh3)

136 There are family members that would rather spend time on Facebook than take 5 minutes for a weekly phone call.

We are fucked.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:00 PM (XFue2)

137 Well, it's not OFFICIAL, is it? Doesn't there have to be a person in authority who makes that pronouncement?

Posted by: moviegique at August 29, 2017 08:00 PM (7zeA4)

138 When is the last time you sent someone a handwritten note?
..........

When I put a "Please don't park here, Thanks" note on a neighbors car in front of my house.

Posted by: wth at August 29, 2017 08:00 PM (HgMAr)

139 I'll point out one of the reasons they move from freak out to freak out. So they can accomplish their goals. Freak out about the google memo. Fire the guy and then move onto the next freak out so the can sweep the memo under the rug before anyone looks too closely. Freak out about Charlottesvilleand those evil confederate statues. Then move on to the freakbout about the free speech rallies so they can sweep away all the fellow travelers removing the statues for them.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 29, 2017 08:01 PM (z/Ubi)

140 i am surrounded by moonbats where i live, but i ward them off with talismans and protective incantations.

i wear my non-PC shirts, i mention in passing that i am a vet, combat arms type, and randomly discuss firearms, or point out that the rash of armed robberies that are now occurring here could be deterred if only the city of LA would start issuing concealed weapons permits to qualified people willing to carry.

i am the rock of sanity in a swamp of stupidity. the shriekers i know personally have learned, through painful experience, not to go there with me, lest they be further triggered.

the ones that randomly interact with me are triggered to overload and leave in an incoherent rage... while i laugh.

it's actually pretty fun: call it trolling IRL.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 08:01 PM (l8BL3)

141 We are DEVO!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:01 PM (0mRoj)

142 Evolution continues, like it or not.

If intelligence no longer helps you thrive, but crazy does, crazy will be selected.

If intelligence becomes a hindrance to breeding, it will be deselected.

Peacock tails do not promote long term survival, but do promote breeding opportunities.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:01 PM (Vkf+s)

143 I would send more hand-written notes ... but after the last restraining order, I'm just kind of tentative.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:01 PM (fiGNd)

144 "You furnish the pictures. I'll furnish the war."

Posted by: Zombie W. R. Hearst at August 29, 2017 08:01 PM (Pqytn)

145
We talked about that BAMN dame this morning and in general all leftist women. Their perpetual state of rage has turned their faces into those shriveled apples you used to carve into puppet heads.

I'm angry, sure. But my life has purpose and the knowledge of a higher power that allows me to see good and to hopefully do good.

The tyrants and terrorists? Let them stew in their bile and acid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:01 PM (mbhDw)

146 The problem is, we are trapped in society with them and those who find
them politically useful are promoting the behavior. Civil society is
being seriously degraded as a result.


They just haven't figured out yet that we're not locked in here with them - they're locked in here with us.



Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (TwFVz)

147 Thinking of maybe just donating them to a nursing home or maybe a shelter for battered women.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (CNHr1)

You've found your bliss, that's wonderful. I'm sure the nursing home ladies or a women's shelter would love them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (Ri/rl)

148

When's the last time you sent a note to someone via a pigeon?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (vTuDK)

149 Mike Hammer, I think the elites and media are deliberately trying to exhaust us, so we say "To hell with trump, it's too much drama. Give me a more conventional pol, ie a member of the swamp." They're like 4 year olds screaming for candy in the store- sometimes it works because Moms so tired and just wants the brat to shut up.

Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (P8951)

150
When's the last time you sent a morse code telegram to someone?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (vTuDK)

151 >>>I know I'm a bad blogger for not jumping on all of these Freak-Outs. I have felt guilty sometimes about not jumping on the internet on a weekend -- for example, during the Charlottesville incidents.

You can't live it 24/7 Ace.
You have staff.
You have Mon-Fri, the weekends if you want.

You are not a bad blogger.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (ZTRlp)

152
When's the last time you sent smoke signals to someone?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (vTuDK)

153 Look, one side of the political spectrum is crazy.
--

Each side thinks that it is the other side that is crazy. The side that is crazy doesn't think it is the crazy side.

No common ground. No common reality. No common culture or language or standards; two different species.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (m9X4Y)

154 Excellent article, Ace, sincerely. Now drink water.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (tbOMB)

155 132 Another point. When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?


Use to be standard deal after a date, etc.


Now?
Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (bYZsp)

I'd have to get a date first.

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (ANIFC)

156 When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?

I send amaryllis or tulip arrangements to a couple of family members at Christmas-- they arrive as bulbs in potting soil and need watering, but they bloom pretty quickly. Do they count as flowers?

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (3C9q2)

157 When was the last time you stabbed yourself in the head with a fork?

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (Sfs6o)

158 I'm angry, sure. But my life has purpose and the knowledge of a higher power that allows me to see good and to hopefully do good.

The tyrants and terrorists? Let them stew in their bile and acid.

Totally agree.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (CNHr1)

159 150
When's the last time you sent a morse code telegram to someone?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (vTuDK)

Morse hated Jooz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (mbhDw)

160
When's the last time you dragged your woman around by the hair?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:04 PM (vTuDK)

161 When's the last time you sent someone a tissue personalized by your DNA ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:04 PM (fiGNd)

162 152


When's the last time you sent smoke signals to someone?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter

1 April 2011:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_over_Avian_Carriers

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:04 PM (Vkf+s)

163 The crazy isn't accidental or random, it is driven.

===

We're being herded.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:04 PM (2wRtc)

164 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sW2-tA1Jj8

Posted by: Neil Diamond at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (9oWeQ)

165
Uh, I think their "ultimate purpose" is a bit more than just that. The red flag on their logo is a big hint.
---

Here's the origin of the "Antifa" flag:

http://tinyurl.com/yd6nbfxb

/yes, they're actually Commies and Nazis!

Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (aT+Bx)

166 I haven't read Twitter in about a month. It's been great. You know when you are on it how insane the whole thing is, but you realize it even more after you've been away from it all. If somebody would've told us 30 years ago there will be this place where the whole country can simultaneously come together and sling out hot takes and argue with each other and bitch and moan about everything all day we would've said that is fucking insane. But here we are.

Posted by: mark1971 at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (xPl2J)

167
Morse hated Jooz.

This true?

Was he a pre-nazi?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (vTuDK)

168 Coupe continues...

Mattis just ordered that Tranny troops can continue to serve... even though the President made clear that was not what he wanted...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Philosophizer and MetaPhyisician at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (NgKpN)

169 This is why I read this blog. Very well said Ace.

Posted by: redenzo at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (5wSNN)

170 157 When was the last time you stabbed yourself in the head with a fork?
Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (Sfs6o)

Intentionally?

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (ANIFC)

171 When is the last time you punched the old ball and chain for undercooking a chicken?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (2wRtc)

172 When's the last time you sent smoke signals to someone?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (vTuDK)
........

Why, just last week.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (HgMAr)

173 6. Hear de lamentations of de women.

-
Like the AntiFa woman(?) whose dog got taken away?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (Nwg0u)

174 When's the last time you sent a note to someone via a pigeon?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (vTuDK)


It wasn't too many years ago when they had a competition in South Africa between a carrier pigeon and their broadband internet - they took something like a 2 Gig file and put it on an sd card and had the pigeon carry it and also transferred it by internet.

The pigeon won. No joke.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (rZ+mb)

175 170 157 When was the last time you stabbed yourself in the head with a fork?
Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (Sfs6o)

Intentionally?
Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:05 PM (ANIFC)


Put a pencil through my cheek when I was 5. Emmes truth.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (mbhDw)

176 Morse hated Jooz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (mbhDw)


And Catholics.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (+ZYVi)

177
I have shut off all externally-generated notices from apps on my iPhone.

Phone calls, calendar appointments and wakey-wakey alarms are all I am now accepting. I love it.

Mrs. Krebs and I gather on most evenings to watch a couple episodes of bygone TV series. We've been doing "Homicide: Life in the Streets" for sbout two months now. We have virtually zero interest in the latest / greatest series and haven't watched network entertainment offerings for at least a decade.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (WLeoI)

178 After a date I usually just make them pancakes.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (LuKE7)

179 Smoke signals will never replace IP via pigeons.

And you can eat the packet losses.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (Vkf+s)

180 150


When's the last time you sent a morse code telegram to someone?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (vTuDK)

.-.. .- ... - / .-- . . -.-

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (bYZsp)

181

The pigeon won. No joke.

If it was up against AOL, I have no doubt the pigeon won.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (vTuDK)

182 When is the last time you punched somebody right in the dick ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (fiGNd)

183 Another point. When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?


Use to be standard deal after a date, etc.


Now?
Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (bYZsp)


I send flowers to my stepmom on Mother's Day.

I would send them after a date, but I rarely date and the last few have been women I met online, and so didn't know their addresses.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (Tnhbr)

184 132 Another point. When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?


Use to be standard deal after a date, etc.


Now?
Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (bYZsp)

Who the hell would I send flowers to?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (0mRoj)

185 178 After a date I usually just make them pancakes.
Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (LuKE7)


Mrs. Butterworth is sort of GILF-y.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (mbhDw)

186 Wait......I thought that was NextDoor.
Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 07:55 PM (OT5I1)

Oh my, those people are crazy. They post things with their name attached that I would never utter out loud.

They are arguing about dog poop. It's hilarious.
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 07:58 PM (Ri/rl)

=======

Mine is on a drive for bottled water for Houston. They are naming and shaming those who have not dropped by a case or two. I posted that I sent Christian Relief $5K earmarked for Houston, and could kindly STFD and STFU about my lack of dropping off $8 worth of water.

Not a peep from them about me since.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (OT5I1)

187 Each side thinks that it is the other side that is crazy. The side that is crazy doesn't think it is the crazy side.

No common ground. No common reality. No common culture or language or standards; two different species.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (m9X4Y)

But I've always wondered, do crazy people know they're crazy? I don't think they do.

I know when I've acted poorly, or my inner bitch has emerged. I can't say the same for our friends on the left.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (Ri/rl)

188 Morse hated Jooz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (mbhDw)

And Catholics.


Well, there's another undergraduate college at Yale ripe for renaming.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (3C9q2)

189 Ty Clevenger, the lawyer, has been trying to get Mrs. Clinton and her personal lawyers disbarred for their handling of her official emails during her time as secretary of state. He's met with resistance among lawyers, and now his request for information from the FBI's files has been shot down.

"You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public's interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject," FBI records management section chief David M. Hardy told Mr. Clevenger in a letter Monday.


Has FBI records management section chief David M. Hardy been living in a bubble ?

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (0+WqX)

190 Is America officially crazy? Let's look at the tape --

2005 Katrina, Rita, Wilma "GLOBAL WARMING!! CLIMATE CHANGE!!! AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!!! THESE STORMS WILL ONLY BECOME STRONGER AND MORE FRQUENT!!!!!"
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017 Harvey "TOLD YOU!!!!!!"

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (zkGZ8)

191 182 When is the last time you punched somebody right in the dick ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (fiGNd)


Does it count if it's a selfie?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (mbhDw)

192 159 150
When's the last time you sent a morse code telegram to someone?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (vTuDK)

Morse hated Jooz.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (mbhDw)

The telegraph got us Alaska. Really interesting connection story.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (LuKE7)

193 174 When's the last time you sent a note to someone via a pigeon?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (vTuDK)

It wasn't too many years ago when they had a competition in South Africa between a carrier pigeon and their broadband internet - they took something like a 2 Gig file and put it on an sd card and had the pigeon carry it and also transferred it by internet.

The pigeon won. No joke.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:06 PM (rZ+mb)



Sure the pigeon got their first. Which one accomplished this without shitting along the way?

Posted by: Buzzion at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (z/Ubi)

194 When was the last time you skipped a court ordered psychiatric evaluation?

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (Sfs6o)

195 When's the last time you grabbed someone's pussy?

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (HgMAr)

196 When was the last time you said "I love you" via heliograph?

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (Pqytn)

197 But I've always wondered, do crazy people know they're crazy? I don't think they do.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (Ri/rl)


For the record ... I'm the only sane son-of-a-bitch here.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (fiGNd)

198 I was commenting on a portion of this the other day.

When I was a kid and you saw a tranny or loon in the grocery store and pointed, my mother would shush me and tell me not to point. If it was something that needed to be discussed later, we discussed it.

Marginal people exhibiting marginal behavior were left were they belonged....marginalized.

At some point our paid manipulators in government and media decided that marginal people in no way indicative of the whole could be used to leverage the whole.

Take, for instance, the "I need my fucking service animal" thing. To empathetic people, this video can be used make them think "How awful, that poor it. The police are so mean."

Meanwhile the rational human may look at it and say "What a fruit loop, these people have lost their damned minds."

The reality is, however, it's just one of a tiny group of marginal people that really aren't indicative of anything other than themselves.

I wouldn't ever criticize for popularizing these types of happenings, because they do hold some value in terms of showing the extremes of human behavior, but they have to be understood as just that, extremes.

In any event, I'm glad you are back on the water Ace, because this is a damned fine write-up.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (nNKHW)

199 When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?

--

It was Christmas, many years ago. The recipient was out of town. The Delivery service left the package on the front porch. The recipient doesn't use the front door.

When they did find the plant, it was dead from the cold winter temperatures.

I had to ask if they ever got the plant.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (m9X4Y)

200 132
When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?
Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (bYZsp)


Um...

I may have mentioned that once.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (sdi6R)

201
When's the last time you stalked a broad?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (vTuDK)

202 Tune out the lunatics, filter out the hate, embrace things that matter, and try to get off the white-knuckled machine of anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness Your Media Betters have made for you.

=====

Amen.

Posted by: Mostly Lurking at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (TS+qp)

203

Not a peep from them about me since.
Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (OT5I1)

Good for you.

This is sad but because I won a business and want no problems I never comment but I want to tell them all they're petty and small and must have better things to worry about.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (Ri/rl)

204 188 Morse hated Jooz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (mbhDw)

And Catholics.

Well, there's another undergraduate college at Yale ripe for renaming.
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (3C9q2)


With the Fa-tifa crowd, that's a bonus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (mbhDw)

205 The telegraph got us Alaska. Really interesting connection story.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (LuKE7)
================

That and six million clams.

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (Pqytn)

206 Who the hell would I send flowers to?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (0mRoj)

Well, the date. Dah huh? Not her pimp.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (bYZsp)

207 When's the last time you've been to a Turkish prison ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (fiGNd)

208 When's the last time you painted a bison on your cave wall?

Posted by: Oog the Nostalgic at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (QaqQk)

209 194 When was the last time you skipped a court ordered psychiatric evaluation?
Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (Sfs6o)

It's more of a suggestion, really.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (0mRoj)

210 "The telegraph got us Alaska"

And, down in Mexico, remember the Zimmerman telegram.

It's been consequential all over the place.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (ujwCG)

211 Boy, the songs Glenn Miller played...

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (2wRtc)

212 Does tuning out lunatics include Valu-rite inspired lunacy?

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (Vkf+s)

213 206 Who the hell would I send flowers to?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (0mRoj)

Well, the date. Dah huh? Not her pimp.
Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM (bYZsp)

What date?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (0mRoj)

214 But I've always wondered, do crazy people know they're crazy? I don't think they do.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:07 PM (Ri/rl)


See: Dunning-Krueger Effect.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (mbhDw)

215
When's the last time you hired a skywriter?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (vTuDK)

216 No, Ace. Evolution didn't stop. Would weather stop? Would gravity stop? Why would any natural phenomenon stop? That's just dumb. If anything human evolution has accelerated as a result of technology and scientific advances.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at August 29, 2017 08:11 PM (Fp1nn)

217 When's the last time fish fucked in Ace's water ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:11 PM (fiGNd)

218 Morse hated Jooz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:03 PM (mbhDw)

And Catholics.

-
He was AntiFa?.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 08:11 PM (Nwg0u)

219 When's the last time you watched a movie about gladiators?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:11 PM (0mRoj)

220 When's the last time you've seen a grown man naked ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:11 PM (fiGNd)

221 When was the last time you beat an intervention?

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:11 PM (Sfs6o)

222 194
When was the last time you skipped a court ordered psychiatric evaluation?

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:08 PM (Sfs6o)

You asking ace or the rest of us.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (bYZsp)

223 When was the last time you told someone "Bli blub you"?

Posted by: guy with a girl sitting on his face at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (HgMAr)

224 Right on cue, a professor at U. of Tampa was fired today for tweeting over the weekend that Texas deserved what they are getting because they voted for Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (/tuJf)

225 There are times, somewhere in the back of my mind, when I wonder if a general failure of the Internet for an extended period of time might not just be the way to get some sanity back in the collective psyche...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, SERENITY NOW! at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (66CWr)

226 When's the last time you carved cuneiform into a clay tablet?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (0mRoj)

227 America gone crazy? Matthew Stafford just signed for 5 years, 135 million dollars.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (O5Q3r)

228 The Crazy spreads with or without internet. Ser Bruit travels light.

News of who killed who during the French revolution would be on the lips of villagers hours before the fastest riders could spread the word. Lenin had the train and telegraph, but the crazy still spread faster than an Australian wildfire.

Posted by: 13times at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (WHVu+)

229
btw, is that something that seems totally dumb today, or what?

Skywriting!

Was it the novelty or were we just so full of extra time and easily-amused that skywriting would grab our attention, oh, 40 years ago?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (vTuDK)

230 When's the last time you curtsied?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (2wRtc)

231 When was the last time you made a diorama out of body hair, nail clippings and various bodily fluids and sent it to a loved one?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (9oWeQ)

232 224 Right on cue, a professor at U. of Tampa was fired today for tweeting over the weekend that Texas deserved what they are getting because they voted for Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (/tuJf)

Hah hah! Suck it!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (0mRoj)

233 219 When's the last time you watched a movie about gladiators?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:11 PM (0mRoj)

LOL..... yesterday?

Watched Gladiator...

and as to the flower question... 2 weeks ago... a single red rose...

and yes, got laid out of it...

Some here need to up their game....

Posted by: Don Quixote, Philosophizer and MetaPhyisician at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (NgKpN)

234 230 When's the last time you curtsied?
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (2wRtc)


Wow. Seriously, I remember the girls doing that in elementary school. 50 years ago. Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (mbhDw)

235 When was the last time you made a diorama out of body hair, nail clippings and various bodily fluids and sent it to a loved one?

Mine or someone else's?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (oVJmc)

236 What date?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:10 PM (0mRoj)

Dec 7, 1941. It will live in infamy.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (bYZsp)

237
I can remember, as a kid, just sitting there staring at the sky for 20 minutes to read what the skywriter was gonna say.

Who would do that today???

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (vTuDK)

238 Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:09 PM
---

Deviants feel bad about being deviant, and don't like feeling bad.

Solution?

Make the rest of the world accept their bizarro deviant behavior as normal.

gay? normalized
trannies? somewhat normalized
polygamy? becoming normalized


Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (aT+Bx)

239 when was the last time you looked at someone lovingly...through high-mag riflescope ?


Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (QC/4S)

240 Boy, the songs Glenn Miller played...

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her!
________

Freaky -- I had "In the Mood" in my head for about half an hour today.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:14 PM (zkGZ8)

241 Posted by: Don Quixote, Philosophizer and MetaPhyisician at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (NgKpN)

Flowers never did a damn thing for me. I also don't know any single women IRL so that's a bit of a hindrance.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:14 PM (0mRoj)

242 Wow. Seriously, I remember the girls doing that in elementary school. 50 years ago. Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (mbhDw)

White gloves were involved at cotillion.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:14 PM (bYZsp)

243 I did send a girl I liked in college what I thought was a funny telegram. Don't know if she got the humor but she appreciated the effort.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:14 PM (LuKE7)

244 When was the last time you lowered the Lotion Basket down to the sub basement?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:14 PM (9oWeQ)

245 When was the last time you took a good shot to the nuts?

Posted by: Pepper Balls Pajama Boy at August 29, 2017 08:14 PM (Tyii7)

246 I can remember, as a kid, just sitting there staring at the sky for 20 minutes to read what the skywriter was gonna say.

Who would do that today???

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (vTuDK)
==============

So, did you drink more Ovaltine?

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:14 PM (Pqytn)

247 I can remember, as a kid, just sitting there staring at the sky for 20 minutes to read what the skywriter was gonna say.

It was some shit about Ovaltine, wasn't it.

Posted by: Ralphie at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (QaqQk)

248 When's the last time you waited all night in the bushes to catch a glimpse of the object of your desire?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (0mRoj)

249 Correction won = own

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (Ri/rl)

250 "Racist" and "Bigot" have lost their punch. Now we are "White Supremecists" for the slighest infraction. There is nothing beyond that but death camps and re-education.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (dnWSK)

251 When was the last time you made a collage, Ace?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (9oWeQ)

252 Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (aT+Bx)

......

I fear pederasty is the next step.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (nNKHW)

253 Mike Hammer, I think the elites and media are deliberately trying to exhaust us, so we say "To hell with trump, it's too much drama. Give me a more conventional pol, ie a member of the swamp." They're like 4 year olds screaming for candy in the store- sometimes it works because Moms so tired and just wants the brat to shut up.
Posted by: Donna and V. at August 29, 2017 08:02 PM (P8951)


This. The left was quite clear about their intentions when Trump won. They vowed not to "normalize" him. They vowed to resist him. They vowed to drive him from office. It has been one long, hold-my-breathe-until-I-turn-blue temper tantrum since election day. This is not a winning strategy.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (2NqXo)

254 238
gay? normalized
trannies? somewhat normalized
polygamy? becoming normalized
Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (aT+Bx)

Pedophilia is on deck for sure. NAMBLA is about to become the next brave civil rights organization.

I guess my comment is antithetical to Ace's yarn.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (mbhDw)

255

Ovaltine?!?!?

Wow, you guys must be rememberberrying way back into the 60's!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (vTuDK)

256 Ace, I think your post is right on. It doesn't rely on the claim that human evolution has stopped. So your being wrong on that tiny thing doesn't refute your point.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (Fp1nn)

257 When's the last time you faked a broken arm to manipulate a coed to help you move a sofa into your panel van?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (0mRoj)

258 When was the last time you stalked someone?

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (LuKE7)

259 wow that's long ... I will read it all ... I got to tractor dirt moving time to maintain sanity, so just back from that.

I brought this up before, but in a Tom Cruise movie (Knight and Day), the deep state guys try to convince her he (the actual hero) is crazy. He had warned of this ... "they are going to DIP you" ... "they'll tell you I'm crazy, dangerous ... then they'll tell you THEY will keep you SAFE."

DIP he explains, is "DisInformation Protocol", and this is what deep state and MFM and the rest have been doing to Trump (and his voters), turned up to eleventy. It actually works on many people ...

Posted by: Illiniwek at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (veVl1)

260 246, 247 - the hive mind is funny & a little weird.

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (ANIFC)

261 When was the last time you took your cousin out for a romantic evening?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (zkGZ8)

262 When's the last time you've seen a grown man naked?

If Insty is correct, there have been a lot of reports from all over the country (so it ain't just Florida Man) about naked men running around outdoors in front of God and everyone, as my grandmother used to say. Maybe it's a side effect of global warming.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (3C9q2)

263
oh, is that a reference to Christmas Story?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (vTuDK)

264 Wow. Seriously, I remember the girls doing that in elementary school. 50 years ago. Wow.
===

We all had to square dance *cough* years ago. "Bow to your partner, now bow to your corner".

I guess they still do that. Somewhere.

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (2wRtc)

265 248 When's the last time you waited all night in the bushes to catch a glimpse of the object of your desire?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (0mRoj)


Speaking of cunnilingus....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (mbhDw)

266 America gone crazy? Matthew Stafford just signed for 5 years, 135 million dollars.

--

Is that the guy the Detroit Lions just signed?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (m9X4Y)

267 I can remember, as a kid, just sitting there staring at the sky for 20 minutes to read what the skywriter was gonna say.



Who would do that today???

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (vTuDK)

You don't have to. You can stay inside and watch somebody liveblog it on Instagram.

Posted by: mark1971 at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (xPl2J)

268 254 238
gay? normalized
trannies? somewhat normalized
polygamy? becoming normalized
Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (aT+Bx)

Pedophilia is on deck for sure. NAMBLA is about to become the next brave civil rights organization.

I guess my comment is antithetical to Ace's yarn.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (mbhDw)

Of course. Why else do you think they're trying to cram graphic sex education down the throats of kindergarteners?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (0mRoj)

269 When was the last time you modeled your GF's Etsy scarf?

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (Pqytn)

270 258
When was the last time you stalked someone?

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (LuKE7)
I am dead, millions are safe

Posted by: Teddy, murderer, Kennedy at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (bYZsp)

271 Is that the guy the Detroit Lions just signed?

It is.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (O5Q3r)

272 When was the last time you took a date to the movies, bought a bucket of popcorn for her, told her you'd hold it, poked a hole in the bottom of it and shoved your penis in there?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (9oWeQ)

273 Ovaltine?!?!?

Posted by: Soothsayer
________

Yeah, it's the new Bosco.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (zkGZ8)

274 255

Ovaltine?!?!?

Wow, you guys must be rememberberrying way back into the 60's!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (vTuDK)


Ovaltine = David Frum in high school.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (mbhDw)

275 265 248 When's the last time you waited all night in the bushes to catch a glimpse of the object of your desire?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (0mRoj)


Speaking of cunnilingus....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (mbhDw)

Must've been in the 70s.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (0mRoj)

276 I can remember, as a kid, just sitting there staring at the sky for 20 minutes to read what the skywriter was gonna say.

Who would do that today???

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (vTuDK)


It would be so much cheaper and easier to do today, too. You just send a bunch of drones up.

I'm sure blowing smoke out of a plane is now illegal, though ... anthropogenic catastrophic global warming and all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (rZ+mb)

277 when was the last time you wore your girlfriend's lace panties ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (QC/4S)

278 I fear pederasty is the next step.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent

That will be just before legalizing Necrophilia.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (Vkf+s)

279 gay? normalized
trannies? somewhat normalized
polygamy? becoming normalized


Don't forget pedophilia.
And not just normalized- YOU are the deviant for not accepting how normal you are. YOU are the deviant bigot white supremacist for not partaking in those activities.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (dnWSK)

280 273 Ovaltine?!?!?

Posted by: Soothsayer
________

Yeah, it's the new Bosco.
Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (zkGZ


Fox's U-Bet Syrup. For the perfect egg cream.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (mbhDw)

281 Is that the guy the Detroit Lions just signed?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (m9X4Y)
===============

Re-signed. The Lions made it to the playoffs last season. Keep hope alive!

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (Pqytn)

282 The crazy isn't accidental or random, it is driven.

===

We're being herded.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:04 PM (2wRtc)


I think "nudged" is the term of art in crowd manipulation!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (gwPgz)

283 Keep in mind, there are people outside of the hysteria who know how to plan it, use it, steer it, and manipulate it to their ends.

If you saw the intelligence heads talking with Andrea Mitchell, one after another, flat out saying, "Yes, Trump was in collusion with the Russians," then you saw controllers who didn't want to lose their grip on control. They were willing to whip the unscrubbed masses into frenzy with a bold-faced lie.

Time to go look at those YouTube vids about Charlottesville being a staged event (one of many staged events).

Remember: Veritas caught Democrat operatives on camera saying that they employ mentally damaged people to cause violence at Trump rallies. (This went down the memory hole.) The driver who plowed into the crowd fits this pattern perfectly.

If you don't think our intelligence community plays out cheap panic theater in public for the benefit of news cameras, then you don't realize the things our government has done in other countries.

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:19 PM (HZU5e)

284 272 When was the last time you took a date to the movies, bought a bucket of popcorn for her, told her you'd hold it, poked a hole in the bottom of it and shoved your penis in there?
Posted by: garrett
===

ah yes.

Spotted Dick.

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:19 PM (2wRtc)

285 278 I fear pederasty is the next step.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent

That will be just before legalizing Necrophilia.
Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (Vkf+s)


If they can vote, they can schtup. Or be schtupped.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:19 PM (mbhDw)

286 how normal you are

*they

Pixy needs an edit feature

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 29, 2017 08:19 PM (dnWSK)

287 >>
Fox's U-Bet Syrup. For the perfect egg cream.


I need to order some of that shit, again.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:19 PM (9oWeQ)

288 When was the last time you took a date to the movies, bought a bucket of popcorn for her, told her you'd hold it, poked a hole in the bottom of it and shoved your penis in there?
Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (9oWeQ)

=======

Dick in a Box was about the funniest SNL skit ever.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:19 PM (OT5I1)

289 When's the last time you hired a skywriter?

-
Not since I went all "Die, Dorothy, Die!"

- WTF Hillary

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 08:20 PM (Nwg0u)

290 255




Ovaltine?!?!?



Wow, you guys must be rememberberrying way back into the 60's!





Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:16 PM (vTuDK)

30's to 50's

http://tinyurl.com/psc5frp

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:20 PM (bYZsp)

291 276 I can remember, as a kid, just sitting there staring at the sky for 20 minutes to read what the skywriter was gonna say.

Who would do that today???

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM (vTuDK)

It would be so much cheaper and easier to do today, too. You just send a bunch of drones up.

I'm sure blowing smoke out of a plane is now illegal, though ... anthropogenic catastrophic global warming and all.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (rZ+mb)

Skywriting is still a thing.

www.geicoskytypers.com

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:20 PM (ANIFC)

292 Reading books - not current ones, mostly - is the best suggestion. I strongly recommend, for right-wingers, the 4 volume set of Orwell's essays. You actually get to see how a socialist can be sane. Admittedly, he's about as atypical as they come, but it's healthy to see his perspective, e.g., his reviews of Hayek, Lewis, Waugh, etc. And the evolution of his attitude toward Churchill. Other then Sydney Hook he may have been the last sane socialist, and Hook doesn't write so well.

I'm not climbing on the Scott Adams bandwagon. Sure, he says some perceptive things, but he keeps coming back to his postmodern view that there really isn't any such thing as reality. His comments on hallucinating don't really work because he ultimately is saying that his hallucinations are better than the other guy's.

Personally, I recommend keeping one's phone off. Check the messages when you feel like it. And I just spend time with my wife. It always makes me thankful she married me. Even when she's not cooking.

Posted by: George LeS at August 29, 2017 08:20 PM (+TcCF)

293 268
Of course. Why else do you think they're trying to cram graphic sex education down the throats of kindergarteners?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:17 PM (0mRoj)


So something else can be crammed down afterwards.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (mbhDw)

294 When's the last time you mailed a dozen dead roses to the girl who broke up with you?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (0mRoj)

295 I fear pederasty is the next step.


Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM
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Yeah. I wrote that and deleted it.


Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (aT+Bx)

296 When was the last time you watched CNN?

Posted by: Don Lemon with masking tape on his forehead at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (HgMAr)

297 Ovaltine tasted like crap. Hershey's powder was better and it made me money in elementary school when all they served was white milk. I'd take a half dozen small pill bottles ( mother was a phat tech) filled with it and sell them at lunch.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (LuKE7)

298
But skywriting must be the most inefficient advertising there is.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (vTuDK)

299 When's the last time you sent someone a handwritten message in a bottle?..

Posted by: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (59tXb)

300 When's the last time you came home all excited from the library with a stack of books taller than you?

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (2wRtc)

301 So something else can be crammed down afterwards.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (mbhDw)

Pretty much. It's grooming, plain and simple.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (0mRoj)

302 288 When was the last time you took a date to the movies, bought a bucket of popcorn for her, told her you'd hold it, poked a hole in the bottom of it and shoved your penis in there?
Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (9oWeQ)

=======

Dick in a Box was about the funniest SNL skit ever.
Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:19 PM (OT5I1)


Mickey Rourke in "Diner."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (mbhDw)

303 There is no territory for antifa to take, no treasure to be won. They are powerless on the political scale and their prospects aren't good.

They are just the latest iteration of a street gang, using a cloak of politics as a shield against interference with their mayhem.

They are dead enders and an urban problem.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (3myMJ)

304 There is a interview with Charles Barkley on the sports radio, he's talking about playing $25,000 a hand blackjack at a cassino

Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (pPKG5)

305 When was the last time you made passionate love to a nice piece of cheese?

Posted by: Chris Pagano at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (9oWeQ)

306 I'm sure blowing smoke out of a plane is now illegal, though ... anthropogenic catastrophic global warming and all.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (rZ+mb)

Evil Monsanto and chemtrails.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (Ri/rl)

307 When's the last time you mailed a dozen dead roses to the girl who broke up with you?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (0mRoj)


C.O.D.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (rZ+mb)

308 There is already an effort to normalize pedophilia. There have been articles to the effect that it is ok as long as you are just fantasizing, not actually touching. That is step one. Step two will be legitimizing some sort of consent.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (dnWSK)

309
I can remember, as a kid, just sitting there staring at the sky for 20 minutes to read what the skywriter was gonna say.

Who would do that today???

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:13 PM


I don't think I've ever seen one of those sky smoke writers except on a TV show. Seen small planes pulling signs across the sky but no writers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (IqV8l)

310
You go to any sports stadium today and over all the urinals are....

adverts.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (vTuDK)

311 >>>Who gives a shit?

A good credo.

If one is looking for a credo.

But remember, credo shot first.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (RrhD2)

312 Skywriting is still a thing.

www.geicoskytypers.com

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:20 PM (ANIFC)


But they do it in cursive ... because they're racists!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (rZ+mb)

313 So something else can be crammed down afterwards.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (mbhDw)


That'll be my cue to go Rorschach. Come Hell or high water.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (fiGNd)

314 gay? normalized
trannies? somewhat normalized
polygamy? becoming normalized

----

Get ready for gay polygamy.

A friend of mine is a pastor who is all proud to be waving the gay flag and CAN'T WAIT to do a gay wedding for his leftist street cred. (He's ELCA. Friggin' hippies!)

I told him, "When you move on to marrying 5 gay guys together, I'm going to burn your church down. I haven't decided yet if it's in the middle of the night or while the congregation's there, but I'm gonna burn it down."

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (HZU5e)

315 Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (Vkf+s)

.....

I can remember my father, who was no saint, uttering a string of obscenities at our console television with two channels when Dr. Ruth was on Donahue spewing "If it feels good, do it."

He said "Mark my words, they'll be teaching sodomy to your kids Malcolm" (not really Malcolm).

I didn't know what that even meant for about 6 more years, but his prediction was accurate.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (nNKHW)

316 Be sure to tune in! Secret decoder ring! Like a direct message on twitter, yeah that's it.


http://tinyurl.com/lz3n43z

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (bYZsp)

317 Oh, yes. On evolution, the big change is that we control what we are selected for, in a way no other species has. And we change that standard pretty frequently. So mankind is always in a state which used to be rare, as when the environment suddenly alters.

Posted by: George LeS at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (+TcCF)

318 294 When's the last time you mailed a dozen dead roses to the girl who broke up with you?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (0mRoj)

Every mornin'

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YRdxHHFKvQ

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (ANIFC)

319 304 There is a interview with Charles Barkley on the sports radio, he's talking about playing $25,000 a hand blackjack at a cassino
Posted by: Skip at August 29, 2017 08:22 PM (pPKG5)

My favorite Barkley quote is and I'm paraphrasing here

I can be bought, if they paid me enough I'd play for the klan.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (Ri/rl)

320 When was the last time you fainted, was thrown into a van like a sack of potatoes, and lost your shoe?

Posted by: hILLRY o O at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (HgMAr)

321
I can't imagine any company paying for AD SPACE over a men's room urinal. But they do!

You'd think psychological "association" would come into play, there.

Eat At Joe's would be associated with urine and holding one's wang, no?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (vTuDK)

322 You go to any sports stadium today and over all the urinals are....

adverts.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter

---

It's marketing brilliance. "They'll be looking at our product while they're handling their dicks! It will develop a bond!"

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (HZU5e)

323 Antifa is run by the same people as occupy. The problem with occupy was that they whipped the millenials into a frenzy, but all they wanted to do is sit on their asses and occupy. Now occupy has rebranded as antifa and recruited millenials who want wonton destruction. Now they are asking them to occupy and destroy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (dnWSK)

324 Excellent advice!

Shorter Ace: do real things with your life.

Posted by: Porter at August 29, 2017 08:25 PM (ZuGkg)

325 The disconnect suggestion is key. Reading for the delight of story and language is first for me. Just as important is hands-on activity: whittling, fly tying, knitting and similar, do a jigsaw puzzle, gardening, hand loading ammunition, pick up or relearn an instrument, playing card games (with real cards and people, not on line). The possibilities are endless. I avoid computers for these things and even prefer not to use electricity.

Don't wallow in the troubles of the planet. Or worse, what others tell you are the troubles of the planet. Being aware is fine and sometimes necessary. Being preoccupied or obsessed with 'the latest' whatever is not. Don't let others define you.

Be a curmudgeon and enjoy.

Posted by: JTB at August 29, 2017 08:25 PM (V+03K)

326 BTW... I like reading a wide variety of things, and have read some books by demonologist.

There are stories of necrophiliacs being tormented by the dead.

I'm OK with that.

/pretty sure the SJWs won't be able to make the revenge of raped after death go away...


Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:25 PM (aT+Bx)

327 It's marketing brilliance. "They'll be looking at our product while they're handling their dicks! It will develop a bond!"

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (HZU5e)


Except for that weird guy who's got his hands on his hips and whistling while he pees.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:25 PM (rZ+mb)

328 So, if you turn in enough Ovaltine labels, you can get a decoder ring, and receive secret messages from Captain Midnight?

I think Captain Midnight is teaching sex-ed in grade schools out in the open, these days.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:25 PM (Vkf+s)

329 I fear pederasty is the next step.

Followed by bestiality.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:26 PM (3C9q2)

330 315 Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (nNKHW)

I don't think you can blame Dr. Ruth for what we are witnessing. She preached healthy, consensual sex between adults and talking about things openly and honestly to avoid diseases, physical and mental.

Full disclosure: She taught my human sexuality course at Brooklyn College back in '80.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:26 PM (mbhDw)

331 Great post, Ace. I'm glad that I'm not addicted to staring at my phone for the latest outrage. My wife and I will take our youngest son out to eat (this weekend on the Florida Gulf Coast is the blessed last gasp of tourist season) and entire young families will ignore one another, their food and even sunsets just to stare at these shiny screens.

We have a rule at my house: No devices during dinner time. Even guests are required to comply. I collect all of them in a basket and return them after the meal.

Also, I suggest unplugging your cable and just enjoying old shows on Netflix. My wife and I have binge watched Cheers and I forgot how witty and well-written that show was, especially compared to the garbage on TV today. Even my youngest son, a high school senior, loves it. Also it's amazing how many jokes on Cheers would send the perfumed prince snowflakes among us screaming to their safe spaces. My wife and I just look at each other and say "they couldn't say that." It's sad that real humor was one of the endless sacrifices to the demonic false god of unhurt feelings and precious diversity.

Posted by: Grizzledcoastie at August 29, 2017 08:26 PM (FMgad)

332 When's the last time you had a bottle of beer and said "Man, this is great! I think I'll have another!"?

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:26 PM (Pqytn)

333 Disconnect Whenever Possible.
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OK! Let's DO this!

...
...


*hits f5 like a monkey on crack*

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:26 PM (2wRtc)

334 "Followed by bestiality."

The Chicken does not approve.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:27 PM (Vkf+s)

335 321
I can't imagine any company paying for AD SPACE over a men's room urinal. But they do!

You'd think psychological "association" would come into play, there.

Eat At Joe's would be associated with urine and holding one's wang, no?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (vTuDK)


Could be worse: Urinal cakes or that plastic drain strainer printed with ads.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:27 PM (mbhDw)

336

In the 70's Barbara Walters did a stint at my local news channel. It was kinda a big deal.

At recess, we saw a skywriter write "Watch Barbara Walters On Channel 5 Tonight" or something like that. By the time it was complete, the first words were fading badly. Skywriting is stupid. But it had our attention back then.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:27 PM (vTuDK)

337 I fear pederasty is the next step.

Followed by bestiality.
Posted by: Basement Cat

----

Marrying a robot is moving up the charts pretty quickly!

(Read that in a Casey Kasem voice!)

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:27 PM (HZU5e)

338 A "real" racist moment.

http://tinyurl.com/yajmokuz

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (zOpu5)

339 They should make urinals with politicians faces on the sweet spot. There would be a few open urinals and one long line behind a few urinals.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (LuKE7)

340 "Followed by bestiality."

The Chicken does not approve.
Posted by: Kristophr

----

I'm using the chicken to measure it.

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (HZU5e)

341 Ponderous, man, ponderous.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (Vkf+s)

342 332 When's the last time you had a bottle of beer and said "Man, this is great! I think I'll have another!"?

Presently

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (dnWSK)

343 McChord AFB has many C17's standing by for airlifting supplies into TX. Surprised the local commie news reported it.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (mcI77)

344 Ace - great post. I have no social media. Never have. I used to watch sports and cable news pre-Trump. I continued to watch cable news (all channels) for a couple months post-Trump. I could not believe/handle the nightly freak-outs (including Fox News freak-outs about the daily freak-outs). Work & bills are stressful enough, so I gave up cable news cold turkey soon after the holidays in early 2017. Only sports on TV now. Couldn't be happier. I get daily news here, instapundit, Daily Mail, & my wife's nightly download about the daily freak outs she's become freaked out about from cable news, Facebook, etc.. Working daily to convert her over to unconnected sanity where America is always great.

Posted by: ajlfour at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (+qY6C)

345 341 Ponderous, man, ponderous.
Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (Vkf+s)


That is an hysterical outtake from Casey Kasem.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (mbhDw)

346 295 I fear pederasty is the next step.


Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM
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Yeah. I wrote that and deleted it.


Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (aT+Bx)

It's already been normalized with older women and boys.

The next step is sexualizing children in PreK. But it's totally cool because it will be the teachers doing it, just like they have been with the 12-17 year group. And the teachers will be women so it's not rape.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (XFue2)

347 Anyone watching Mike Rowe on Tucker right now? He's is doing this same topic.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 08:28 PM (/tuJf)

348 "Followed by bestiality."
--

It's already legal in a number of states, and there are animal brothels in Germany.

/you do not want to know what I think should happen to people who abuse animals in this way.

Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (aT+Bx)

349 I told him, "When you move on to marrying 5 gay guys together, I'm going to burn your church down. I haven't decided yet if it's in the middle of the night or while the congregation's there, but I'm gonna burn it down."
Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (HZU5e)

With the lemon!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (0mRoj)

350 When was the last time you fainted, was thrown into a van like a sack of potatoes, and lost your shoe?

-
Just like Cinderella!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (Nwg0u)

351 White women seem to be into knotting.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (XFue2)

352 I stopped using FB, cold turkey a week ago Monday.

I will on occasion retweet something I see here but it is rare, usually its funny, at least to me. Doggeh pics usually make the cut.

I'm out in the real world, doing things that make me happy or that I enjoy.
I really do not have the time to dwell on the nastiness now called politics practiced by anyone.

FVCK the crazies, I'm through with them all.
That and I'm really just to damn old for this crap.
Now, get the hell offa my lawn.

Posted by: Gmac - 'All politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (4pjhs)

353 You go to any sports stadium today and over all the urinals are....

adverts.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter

---

It's marketing brilliance. "They'll be looking at our product while they're handling their dicks! It will develop a bond!"
Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (HZU5e)

========

Back in the day I did the NSA Water Filter thing. I never actually sold any myself, but I got other in the MLM deal to sign up under me by using those Bathroom Billboards. Made some decent coin at it with override commission for a few years.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (OT5I1)

354 "Does anyone remember what the freak-out was about before this latest freak-out?"
________

They're easier to remember if you think of the freak-outs by state instead of chronologically.

Last I knew, the California government won't have anything to do with Arizona because they enforce immigration law in Arizona.

New York's government doesn't have anything to do with North Carolina because of bathrooms.

Indiana did something bad, too. Something about not failing to repeal a law that doesn't prohibit someone to refuse to not decline to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (zkGZ8)

355 337
Marrying a robot is moving up the charts pretty quickly!

(Read that in a Casey Kasem voice!)
Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:27 PM (HZU5e)


Fucking "Def" dedication!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (mbhDw)

356 When was the last time you fainted, was thrown into a van like a sack of potatoes, and lost your shoe?
Posted by: hILLRY o O at August 29, 2017 08:24 PM (HgMAr)

Hahaha....still makes me laugh thinking about that. Someone here referred to it as a "Slab of Meat".

Loved it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (5VlCp)

357 Thanks, Ace for this post. As an alcoholic in recovery, these words have a multi dimensional meaning. "Going back out," as we say, is tempting; especially when life hits like a wrecking ball. Stayjng sane (and sober) requires a level of serenity, to which I aspire.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (99Nt9)

358 Is America Now Officially Crazy?

Like rabid animal crazy.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 08:30 PM (mcI77)

359 294 When's the last time you mailed a dozen dead roses to the girl who broke up with you?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:21 PM (0mRoj)


A brief musical interlude:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YRdxHHFKvQ

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 08:30 PM (sdi6R)

360 There are stories of necrophiliacs being tormented by the dead.

Gary Ridgway's victims must have him on speed-dial then, because he confessed to returning to some of their corpses for sex until they got too decomposed for his taste.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:30 PM (3C9q2)

361 For the commenter talking about Flotus, check out the pictures of her in TX. Black jeans, white shirt, sneakers, aviator sunglasses and a ball cap that says FLOTUS. Pictures at Conservative Treehouse

We are trying to get the house ready to sell and physically, we can't do much. We need to hire help, which means selling off some stuff. And all of that is stressful enough. So I've been just ignoring the Net for a bit and knitting socks instead. It's been nice

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2017 08:30 PM (JKNZq)

362 That will be just before legalizing Necrophilia.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:18 PM (Vkf+s)


Think that "Ask the imam" guy said that was totes OK for 24 hours!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:30 PM (gwPgz)

363 Don't pop the champagne just yet. It's my understanding the "sociology professor" was the visiting type. Not sure where he is actually employed. That's who would need to fire him.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 29, 2017 08:30 PM (9/OH8)

364 Mike Rowe on Tucker speaking common sense.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (PY9jH)

365
131 I must have 50 bracelets that will never have a home. Thinking of maybe just donating them to a nursing home or maybe a shelter for battered women.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (CNHr1)


Donate them to a charity auction, silent auction section if they have one. Mrs. Krebs used to do that with her pottery projects.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (WLeoI)

366 When was the last time you married your mom?

Posted by: Macron at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (Tyii7)

367 I'm suspicious of single white women with a big male dog.

Sign of the times.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (XFue2)

368 Like rabid animal crazy.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 29, 2017 08:30 PM (mcI77)
==============

Like Warner Bros. weasel crazy.

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (Pqytn)

369 They should make urinals with politicians faces on the sweet spot. There would be a few open urinals and one long line behind a few urinals.
Posted by: Jack Sock

---

Are you kidding? It would all be Trump!

Obama would be RACIST!!!

Hillary would be SEXIST!!!

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (HZU5e)

370 Melania rocked the black jeans, white shirt, FLOTUS cap, and white sneakers in Texas today. Always classy and elegant. She and the president carried their own umbrellas...totally unheard of in previous administrations!//

Posted by: lin-duh fell at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (kufk0)

371 When was the last time you traveled through time?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 08:32 PM (m9X4Y)

372 371
When was the last time you traveled through time?

The day after tomorrow.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (Vkf+s)

373 I still don't know whether I want to weep for or laugh out-loud at those who still foolishly believe there's any hope for a peaceful resolution to any of this.

Posted by: Grimmy at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (eaI2m)

374 That will be just before legalizing Necrophilia.

Clark Ashton Smith, as I've said for over 15 years, was a prophet.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (6FqZa)

375 348 "Followed by bestiality."
--

It's already legal in a number of states, and there are animal brothels in Germany.

/you do not want to know what I think should happen to people who abuse animals in this way.
Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:29 PM (aT+Bx)

I'm right there with you shibumi. I have a soft spot for children, the elderly and animals. They cannot defend themselves.
I hope anyone that harms any of the above is burning in a special place in hell.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (Ri/rl)

376 Is society more stupid than crazy? Hard to tell.

Posted by: Roy at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (ABjxW)

377 Well I'm learning the ukulele because it makes me happy.

https://tinyurl.com/y98geq6w

This brings me joy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (/H6uR)

378 366 When was the last time you married your mom?
Posted by: Macron at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (Tyii7)

Does banging your hot aunt count?

Posted by: Aegon Targaryen at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (ANIFC)

379 Holy smokes. I was just thinking of the Heinlein phrase "The Crazy Years", in reference to Libs today, as I was mowing the lawn.

Then I get on the intertubes, and read this! Outstanding post. Well done.

Posted by: brando at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (NLwJO)

380 When was the last time you traveled through time?
============

Have you ever had a "discussion" with an upset woman?

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (Pqytn)

381 373 I still don't know whether I want to weep for or laugh out-loud at those who still foolishly believe there's any hope for a peaceful resolution to any of this.
Posted by: Grimmy at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (eaI2m)


Frankly, this is cancer. It needs to be excised. Radically. You do not negotiate with cancer.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (mbhDw)

382 Can you even imagine how fucking nuts they're gonna be after Trump gets reelected?

Posted by: mugiwara at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (I7hGG)

383 131 I must have 50 bracelets that will never have a home. Thinking of maybe just donating them to a nursing home or maybe a shelter for battered women.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 29, 2017 07:59 PM (CNHr1)

Donate them to a charity auction, silent auction section if they have one. Mrs. Krebs used to do that with her pottery projects.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (WLeoI)

That's also good advertisement. Win win situation.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (Ri/rl)

384 Late to the party, but I just spent my vacation at the Jersey shore. Ignored the phone, ignored blogging for the most part, and just enjoyed the beach with the kids.

I had no idea what was going on in the news/political world, and I did not miss it one iota.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (zB8Dq)

385 When was the last time you really -- in a careful, mindful way -- swept up and tidied in your clandestine meth lab?

Posted by: torquewrench at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (ujwCG)

386 Our youngest has anxiety disorder from a closed head injury.
Right before and after the election, and then the inauguration, I had to vet her FB for her.

I could not credit the level of hysteria I was seeing. I seriously asked her if we needed to call their parents- and these are people in their 20's and 30's.

She did say that while they did, indeed, think and feel that way- a good bit was emo virtue signaling.

Ace's suggestions are excellent.

Posted by: Sal at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (hA4a+)

387 Tucker's entire show was awesome tonight. Had a reporter who was attacked by an Antifa terrorist, along with a woman who is a former Antifa-type terrorist herself.

Love how he had Tammy Bruce on to ridicule the "feminists" who were appalled that Melania boarded AF1 wearing heels, only to change into sneakers and her hair in a pony with a baseball cap.

Idiots. Idiots everywhere.

Meanwhile, I know people who are suffering major illness and the loss of their home/pet.

It must be nice to live in the Land of the Liv.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (PY9jH)

388 "Do you read Sutter Cane?"

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (nWmg2)

389 378 366 When was the last time you married your mom?
Posted by: Macron at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (Tyii7)

Does banging your hot aunt count?
Posted by: Aegon Targaryen at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (ANIFC)


Jewish boys are married to their mothers from cradle to grave.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (mbhDw)

390 If Trump keeps all of his campaign promises, we'll repeal the two term limit.

That will drive them into Rabies territory.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (Vkf+s)

391 CNN reporter "interviews" just rescued woman, asks stupid question and gets BTFO. (uncensored/NSFW)



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

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (l8BL3)

392 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:26 PM (mbhDw)

.....

Oh, I don't. She certainly wasn't the nexus.

But she was indicative of the nexus.

When I started bartending 25 years ago, the rule was you never discussed tips. You might even get written up or fired for discussing it in front of a guest.

Then somebody started with the "It's important to tip, these people only make $2.13 an hour."

Seemed philanthropic enough.

Then came the "What's an acceptable tip?"

Then came "Can you believe this guy didn't f*cking tip me? Here is a picture of his credit card slip."

Then it was faux claims that someone didn't tip in order to engender public sympathy and scam people out of a GoFund donation.

Then it was faux claims that they wrote "We don't tip fags" on the credit card.

Then it was "Christians don't tip, they are assholes" with some faux claim that they were left a Bible verse in lieu of a tip.

And on.....and on.....and on.

But it started somewhere.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (nNKHW)

393 Could be worse: Urinal cakes or that plastic drain strainer printed with ads.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:27 PM (mbhDw)


IIRC, Jane Fonda urinal cakes were once available!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (gwPgz)

394 The day after tomorrow.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (Vkf+s)


"Mochrata'im", in Hebrew.

Just thought I'd throw that in.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (rZ+mb)

395 I was just thinking of the Heinlein phrase "The Crazy Years", in reference to Libs today, as I was mowing the lawn.
===

Heinlein was frequently quotable and dead on accurate. Never understood the shift to balls-out incest and perversion. Drugs?

Posted by: Mortimer -Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (2wRtc)

396 I'm not worried about the Left and their lunacy. I will respond when confronted with it but I don't let it concern me. What does aggravate me is the attitude , actions and statements made by people who are allegedly on the Right. That's the people I'm in a Civil War with now.
Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 07:40 PM (LuKE7)


Just back from being out with the dog but I wanted to respond to this: I expected the NR dickholes to be clueless as usual; someone here a long while back characterized them as the towel folders for the GOPe. What I didn't expect was for the Weekly Standard crew, particularly Kristol and Hayes to lose their fucking minds over an egg borne contagion. That has been a major disappointment since Kristol used to go into the alphabet monkey house and just heap ridicule on the likes of F Chuck and the other subprimates. So having the mask pulled away from him was personally shocking.

But I'm a big boy and have dealt with major disappointments before and this is no different. I'm more optimistic now than I was for the previous ten years or so. Nobody should have thought this would be easy or pretty. Undoing this much accumulated shit won't happen overnight. But we must prevail.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (y7DUB)

397 Have you ever had a "discussion" with an upset woman?
Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (Pqytn)

======

Repeatedly saying "Would you CALM down?" is very helpful in those situations.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (OT5I1)

398 382 Can you even imagine how fucking nuts they're gonna be after Trump gets reelected?
Posted by: mugiwara at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (I7hGG)


See: November, 2004.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (mbhDw)

399 This is the end result of our obsession with celebrity and "reality" tv. How else do you get the Kardasians and a President Trump?

Posted by: Very Undude at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (2X7pN)

400 Russkilitlover @ 357 --

You're hereby invited to join the Moron Horde book discussion group over at Goodreads. There's a thread on Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations" -- a good, shortish read, even if you're not interested in posting your thoughts. For myself, I find a certain serenity whenever I wade into that work.

Best of luck in your ongoing endeavor!


Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (zkGZ8)

401 I must have 50 bracelets that will never have a home. Thinking of
maybe just donating them to a nursing home or maybe a shelter for
battered women.
--

Do you have a church that has a festival? They can be part of a gift basket.

My local library also has silent auction gift baskets as well. That might be another option.

Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (aT+Bx)

402 249 Correction won = own
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:15 PM (Ri/rl)

Ah. I thought you were going all Korean on us.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (k6kXg)

403
I am so sick of dumbed down ads. TD, Liberty Mutual. Do they think their clients are idiots?


If I had a kid that couldn't change a tire, he would be out of my house that night.


They advertise helping pussies is a good thing?


God help our snow flakes

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (bYZsp)

404 Think it started around 25 years ago. Instead of telling mentally deranged people to fuck themselves, somebody gave them a slight audience, a shred of "that's an interesting point of view", and now we're where we are. Time to stop placating lunacy.

Posted by: Pepper at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (pZBXd)

405 Crazy black woman in vid Tucker just showed sez Trump is literally Hitler and trying to destroy their communities.

And NOWWWW....another crazy black woman on Tucker totally agrees with her.

God bless Tucker.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (PY9jH)

406 oh Tucker has a winner on tonight...

Not sure about America but this one is fuckin nutz.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (2wRtc)

407 I must have 50 bracelets that will never have a home. Thinking of

maybe just donating them to a nursing home or maybe a shelter for

battered women.
--

Duh.

"Buy one bracelet and get a free surprise. Choose the color you'd like."

Posted by: shibumi, at August 29, 2017 08:37 PM (aT+Bx)

408 I still don't know whether I want to weep for or laugh out-loud at those
who still foolishly believe there's any hope for a peaceful resolution
to any of this.

Posted by: Grimmy at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (eaI2m)

---
peace though superior firepower is always an option.



Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 08:38 PM (l8BL3)

409 Square dancing

Grab your minority leader by the tits
Swing her round till she shits
Throw her up against wall
And you'll get lucky, one and all

Posted by: Nanzi Ploesti at August 29, 2017 08:38 PM (Rl0Y9)

410 Repeatedly saying "Would you CALM down?" is very helpful in those situations.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (OT5I1)


Try "calm your tits." It works better.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (PY9jH)

411 When's the last time you really took an interest in your prostitute's weeping sores?

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (8rNrN)

412 When was the last time you married your mom?

Posted by: Macron at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (Tyii7)



Oedipus: I can never remember those things. Oh Jo, when is our anniversary?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (auHtY)

413
Dood, I know you hated the movie, but you should have stuck around 'til the volcano scene.

And I hate all you fuckers that beat me to the "Ewok Movie Review" joke.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (iFZVz)

414 Hitler!

Literally!


DRINK!

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (2wRtc)

415 I forget which one but some European airport was tired of piss on the floors in their bathrooms so they had urinals made with a ceramic fly attached to the urinal in the sweet spot. Every guy aimed for the fly and the amount of piss on the floor decreased.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (LuKE7)

416 Crazy black woman in vid Tucker just showed sez Trump is literally Hitler and trying to destroy their communities.

And NOWWWW....another crazy black woman on Tucker totally agrees with her.

God bless Tucker.
-----

When they're babbling, I'm thinking "what should I have for dinner tonight?" "Is there going to be a good movie on cable later?" and "You know, I could buy a boat."

Posted by: Tucker C. at August 29, 2017 08:40 PM (aT+Bx)

417 DROP THE HAMMER , TUCKER


FINISH HER

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:40 PM (2wRtc)

418 Yes!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 08:40 PM (/qEW2)

419 I think this gal is a prime example of deh crazy.

Posted by: no good deed at August 29, 2017 08:40 PM (RozsV)

420 Black chick on Tucker sez, "First Hitler tried to change everyone's ideology, and then he tried to limit the media outlets he would allow."

Sounds like Barry Hussein Obama.

Mooch: "We are going to have to change our history and traditions."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:40 PM (PY9jH)

421 Try "calm your tits." It works better.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (PY9jH)
===============

Gould! Don't do it! It's a trap!

Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (Pqytn)

422 I don't think Trump will run again. I do have a hunch that Trunp Jr will run on his platform and win.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (XFue2)

423 382 Can you even imagine how fucking nuts they're gonna be after Trump gets reelected?

Posted by: mugiwara at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (I7hGG)


See: November, 2004.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:36 PM (mbhDw)



Yes, then multiply by November 2016 raised to the power of 2017 anti free speech riots and I think we're almost there.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (I7hGG)

424 391 CNN reporter "interviews" just rescued woman, asks stupid question and gets BTFO. (uncensored/NSFW)

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

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (l8BL3)

LMAO. That was classic.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (/H6uR)

425 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:31 PM (XFue2)

You really need to calm yourself down sometimes. God forbid they should want a large dog for protection.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (ihmYw)

426 411
When's the last time you really took an interest in your prostitute's weeping sores?

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (8rNrN)

When I found out I was allergic to Penicillin.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (bYZsp)

427 411 When's the last time you really took an interest in your prostitute's weeping sores?
Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (8rNrN)


Is that code language for a Chuck Schumer press conference?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (mbhDw)

428 when was the last time your bookie paid you a visit ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (QC/4S)

429 IIRC, Jane Fonda urinal cakes were once available!
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (gwPgz)

======

Pretty sure this is why she announced she would be cremated when her times. She doesn't want those keg parties and Vietnam vets flooding out her grave.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (OT5I1)

430 Nothing will top Kurt Eichenwald literally losing his mind on Tucker's show. That was one for the books.

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (ANIFC)

431 How in the hell does Tucker refrain from going Full Horde on these idiots?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:42 PM (PY9jH)

432 When was the last time you told someone "Bli blub you"?
Posted by: guy with a girl sitting on his face at August 29, 2017 08:12 PM (HgMAr)

I say that to my husband every day.

- Gabby Giffords

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 29, 2017 08:42 PM (p/JMZ)

433 When's the last time you really took an interest in your prostitute's weeping sores?
Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (8rNrN)
---
when i was dating your Mom...?


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 08:42 PM (l8BL3)

434 you do not want to know what I think should happen to people who abuse animals in this way.

Turn them into shark food? Seriously, my cats' vet told me that he has seen some cases over the years of pets who had clearly been raped-- so I checked into the National Library of Medicine database, and there are a number of recently published articles in veterinary medical journals stating that animal sexual abuse is more common than most people think. All I can say is that if some perv goes after my cats, good luck to him-- they still have all their claws and teeth.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:42 PM (3C9q2)

435 Have you ever had a "discussion" with an upset woman?
Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:34 PM (Pqytn)

Like a forest fire, all you can do is set up a perimeter and let her burn herself out.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:42 PM (0mRoj)

436 when was the last time you had to buy a wig and rent a car in your neighbor's name ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:42 PM (QC/4S)

437 To get rid of most Faceplant politics, Social Fixer is an app which has reclaimed facebook for me. Free, but they ask for donations. http://socialfixer.com/

Posted by: Hal Dall at August 29, 2017 08:43 PM (11xNI)

438 This woman Tucker is trying to reason with is classic BLM prog.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:43 PM (PY9jH)

439 Tucker just has too much fun.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 29, 2017 08:43 PM (/tuJf)

440 When's the last time you really took an interest in your prostitute's weeping sores?

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (8rNrN)

Yeah that costs extra, I'm a cheapskate.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 29, 2017 08:43 PM (I7hGG)

441 Tucker just has too much fun.
===


I need a cigarette.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:43 PM (2wRtc)

442 Mooch: "We are going to have to change our history and traditions."

Hitler made a point of providing Aryan women financial incentives to have lots of kids.

Barry did the same for his favorite race. Just Democrats following their fine tradition of fascism. There are two Fasci on either side of the walls behind the Speaker for a reason.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:43 PM (Vkf+s)

443 Love how he had Tammy Bruce on to ridicule the "feminists" who were appalled that Melania boarded AF1 wearing heels, only to change into sneakers and her hair in a pony with a baseball cap.

Tammy's like a male Levin who doesn't scream so much although being solely online she'll drop F bombs on her broadcasts. She used to be part of the left so she understands every lowlife tactic they use and is ready and able to throw it back at them. One of Ailes's last brilliant moves before Rupert and his brats forced him out was taking her off BOR and moving her to Fox Business shows, where she has excelled.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (y7DUB)

444 Rubies the size of Tangerines will be all that is left.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (XFue2)

445 I was having coffee with my Pastor today and he wondered if Trump announced he was running as an independent during re-election, would that provide enough impetus to spur a new third Conservative party.

The fact that he wouldn't win as independent aside, what say you Horde?

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (nNKHW)

446 >>Nothing will top Kurt Eichenwald literally losing his mind on Tucker's show. That was one for the books.


He brought a Binder!

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (9oWeQ)

447 422 I don't think Trump will run again. I do have a hunch that Trunp Jr will run on his platform and win.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (XFue2)


I don't want political dynasties in any way, shape, or form.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (sdi6R)

448 When's the last time you helped a friend dump a concrete filled drum into the ocean?

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 29, 2017 08:45 PM (LuKE7)

449 Mooch: "We are going to have to change our history and traditions."
Posted by: Jane D'oh

----

Don't forget...

Hillary: "Religious beliefs are going to have to change."

Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:45 PM (HZU5e)

450
How in the hell does Tucker refrain from going Full Horde on these idiots?
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Why, don't you like authentic BLM gibberish?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 08:45 PM (IqV8l)

451 Crazy black woman in vid Tucker just showed sez Trump is literally Hitler and trying to destroy their communities.

Well, at least the insanity is equal opportunity. I see white women on Facebook post shit like that on a daily basis.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 29, 2017 08:45 PM (Tyii7)

452 I don't want political dynasties in any way, shape, or form.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (sdi6R)


This. This. This.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:45 PM (PY9jH)

453 It's almost 9:00 PM, what the hell is ace doing up this late?

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:45 PM (bYZsp)

454 446 >>Nothing will top Kurt Eichenwald literally losing his mind on Tucker's show. That was one for the books.


He brought a Binder!
Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (9oWeQ)

Upon which he had scrawled "Tucker Carlson's Big Book of Lies."

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:46 PM (ANIFC)

455
Mooch: "We are going to have to change our history and traditions."

Change history? Who are you, Doctor Who?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 08:46 PM (IqV8l)

456 453
It's almost 9:00 PM, what the hell is ace doing up this late?

His date had weeping sores?

Posted by: Kristophr at August 29, 2017 08:46 PM (Vkf+s)

457 It's almost 9:00 PM, what the hell is ace doing up this late?


Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:45 PM (bYZsp)


Hydrating.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:46 PM (PY9jH)

458 I am so sick of dumbed down ads. TD, Liberty Mutual. Do they think their clients are idiots?

Posted by: Ralph
________

Don't take this the wrong way -- but nuts to you, Ralph.

I'd been with her for years. How many jobs? How many boyfriends? She said she loved me, and I think she really did, too -- until ...

... until the end.

Found out through some sources that she did her Happy Dance. I know that dance, those moves, the mile-wide smile on her face. She only did that dance when she felt pure joy. And now she's doing that dance because she's moved on, and I'm permanently out of her life.

It's irrevocably over; she's not looking back. What a stone-cold, heartless bitch.

Posted by: Brad at August 29, 2017 08:46 PM (zkGZ8)

459 when was the last time you talked to your mother....

Posted by: Norman Bates at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (QC/4S)

460 454 446 >>Nothing will top Kurt Eichenwald literally losing his mind on Tucker's show. That was one for the books.


He brought a Binder!
Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (9oWeQ)

Upon which he had scrawled "Tucker Carlson's Big Book of Lies."
Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:46 PM (ANIFC)

And a Sooper Seekrit message from the CIA, which he never did get around to delivering.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (0mRoj)

461 Upon which he had scrawled "Tucker Carlson's Big Book of Lies."
Posted by: josephistan
==

Real and spectacular.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (2wRtc)

462
When was the last time you cupped a young girl's side boob and whispered in her ear?

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (9oWeQ)

463 I told him, "When you move on to marrying 5 gay guys together, I'm going to burn your church down. I haven't decided yet if it's in the middle of the night or while the congregation's there, but I'm gonna burn it down."
Posted by: RKae at August 29, 2017 08:23 PM (HZU5e)

Don't worry, they'll be getting the fire soon enough.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (k6kXg)

464 424 391 CNN reporter "interviews" just rescued woman, asks stupid question and gets BTFO. (uncensored/NSFW)

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

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (l8BL3)

LMAO. That was classic.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (/H6uR)

Unless you have seen how the media acts during a real catastrophe... you will never understand my HATRED for the MSM...

A good friend of mine actually tackled me, and put me on the ground..... to stop me from taking a shovel to a reporters head... Beirut Lebanon, 1983 after the Barracks were destroyed...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Philosophizer and MetaPhyisician at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (NgKpN)

465 Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 08:35 PM (l8BL3)

HA HA, that's hilarious.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (Ri/rl)

466 When is that least time you went to a friend's house at 0200 with tarps, shovels, and quicklime just because he called and asked for a little help for old times sake?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (gwPgz)

467 I Tune out on A Semi regular basis, Also if you have not done so-- cut the cord --. It helps. It really does. The crazy train can go on without me. FB has been way paired back, twatter does not exist in my universe. I am sure my mental health is better without all the crazy lunatic ravings of idiots crushing my sanity. Less stress is a good thing. If it were not fore the horde I would not have a clue about current events,

Posted by: USNtakim at August 29, 2017 08:48 PM (0OmEj)

468 Gould! Don't do it! It's a trap!
Posted by: mrp at August 29, 2017 08:41 PM (Pqytn)

=========

Oh, I am well aware via Ex Wifey and other life experiences.

Now I just say "I am going to my man cave. Come on down when you are capable oh having an a normal, adult conversation".

And then I do what I calmly said I would do, leave the room.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:48 PM (OT5I1)

469 445 I was having coffee with my Pastor today and he wondered if Trump announced he was running as an independent during re-election, would that provide enough impetus to spur a new third Conservative party.

The fact that he wouldn't win as independent aside, what say you Horde?
Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 08:44 PM (nNKHW)


Rush was sort of speaking of this today. Basically if the GOP-e continues to blockade the Trump agenda, they will lose in '18, destroy itself with most of the party members going Democrat and essentially pave the way for Trump to leave the GOP for '20.

He wasn't predicting that, but just sort of dancing around some of the possibilities.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:48 PM (mbhDw)

470 I don't think Trump will run again

I have no way of knowing this for sure but based on his energy level at 70, I think he really really likes being President.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 29, 2017 08:49 PM (y7DUB)

471 when was the last time you took a pic of your cock and accidentally, ACCIDENTALLY posted it on the World Wide Web ?

Posted by: Carlos Danger at August 29, 2017 08:49 PM (QC/4S)

472 I do not deny myself the company of crazies, but I do deny them my attention.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 29, 2017 08:49 PM (e1mEI)

473 One of the greatest thrills in life is telling a motherfucker you will burn it all to the ground..... And mean it.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:49 PM (XFue2)

474 When was the last time we had a Rape Free Tuesday?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:49 PM (9oWeQ)

475 Crazy black woman in vid Tucker just showed sez Trump is literally Hitler and trying to destroy their communities.

And NOWWWW....another crazy black woman on Tucker totally agrees with her.

-

F*ck 'em. I don't live there, so I'm not allowed to care.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 29, 2017 08:49 PM (rjrh3)

476 This post is actually scary. I feel like should be cleaning a weapon of some kind, unless that means I'm hysterical.

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 08:50 PM (LTHVh)

477 A good friend of mine actually tackled me, and put
me on the ground..... to stop me from taking a shovel to a reporters
head... Beirut Lebanon, 1983 after the Barracks were destroyed...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Philosophizer and MetaPhyisician at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (NgKpN)


I've been to the Beirut memorial in Jacksonville, NC. Watched a young Marine touch a name on the memorial. He told us it was his father's best friend.

I wish your friend hadn't tackled you.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:50 PM (PY9jH)

478 Crazy black woman in vid Tucker just showed sez Trump is literally Hitler and trying to destroy their communities.

Since they're doing such a damn fine job of that themselves, he should just leave them alone and get out of the way.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 08:50 PM (O5Q3r)

479 I'm normally an advocate for unplugging, but in the two days last week that we didn't have cell service at a state park, our laundry room flooded and my mom fell and cracked her head open. (They took out the stitches today and burst the hematoma above her eyebrow. It got messy, but she's mostly okay now.) So, maybe I shouldn't do that again.......

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 29, 2017 08:50 PM (XKZwp)

480 466
When is that least time you went to a friend's house at 0200 with tarps,
shovels, and quicklime just because he called and asked for a little
help for old times sake?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (gwPgz)

Hurricane Hugo, 1989

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (bYZsp)

481 I wish your friend hadn't tackled you.

I was just thinking the same thing.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (Tyii7)

482 When was the last time you had a good Plum?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (9oWeQ)

483 On the bright side, I'm fairly sure I'm getting some significant GAINZZZ by dropping significant weigh the last couple of months (haven't weighed myself lately). I'm dropping lbs., and I'm thinking I could take on Connor MacGregor in about six months for $100MM. I'll take that bitch eleven rounds and let him win on a standing TKO.

Posted by: Fritz at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (eLttb)

484

Try "calm your tits." It works better.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:39 PM (PY9jH

Especially when you say it to someone with breast cancer. It works even better in those cases.

Posted by: stace at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (K4eq3)

485
When's the last time you accidentally drank mouthwash?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (vTuDK)

486 Social media is an enabler, but it is the left's dominance in education, pop culture and media that is the cause. A good segment of the population below 40 do not know how to think and have been indoctrinated and not educated.

I common see this statement "there are no absolutes." I challenge it every time. 2+2=4 every time in a base 10 number system. Yet 99 times out of 100 the skull full of mush adheres to there are no absolutes.

The statement actually has taken out of context by the left and used to advance moral relativism. The statement pertains to philosophy and the question of absolute truth and has nothing to do with empirical fact.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 29, 2017 08:52 PM (CPFkt)

487 When's the last time you accidentally drank mouthwash?


Oh, five minutes ago. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (Tyii7)

488 When's the last time you accidentally drank mouthwash?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (vTuDK)


Does it count if all the liquor stores were closed for the night?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (gwPgz)

489
Sort of OT but not:

Just watching the video for Dire Straits "Walk of Life." Takes me back to a happier time.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (mbhDw)

490 when was the last time you flashed a judge ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (QC/4S)

491 When was the last time you woke up in an alley with... well, never mind.

Posted by: Weasel at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (Sfs6o)

492
466 When is that least time you went to a friend's house at 0200 with tarps, shovels, and quicklime just because he called and asked for a little help for old times sake?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (gwPgz)








I resent that. Are you really implying that I would associate myself with a heinous crime like that? Shame on you.

Besides, he called at 3am.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (iFZVz)

493
How to cure a vegetarian? Let's see - a really big smoker, a good spice rub, plenty of fuel, a case of beer and a long stretch of time to relax, smoke 'em and savor the good eatin' afterward.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (WLeoI)

494 I common see this statement "there are no absolutes." I challenge it every time. 2+2=4 every time in a base 10 number system. Yet 99 times out of 100 the skull full of mush adheres to there are no absolutes.

------

Do you point out that "there are no absolutes" is an absolute?

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:54 PM (ANIFC)

495 That blogger Ace of Spades

He's a bad mutha fu..

Shut yo mouth!

I only talkin' ' bout Ace

Well, we can dig it.

He's a complicated man
and no one understands him but his ....

Wait a minute, he ain't got no woman!

Posted by: Isaac Hayes, zombie time! at August 29, 2017 08:54 PM (S6Pax)

496 Does it count if all the liquor stores were closed for the night?

Or if you mix it with something?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 08:54 PM (O5Q3r)

497 Wow. This is such a good article Ace, I've printed it to save.

And I agree about, creating something of your own. I need to re-energize about my desire to make a movie. I admit I've gotten lazy/flabby about it in the last couple months.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2017 08:54 PM (eMKNe)

498 2. Find a Pillar of Mental Stability

I already have ... it's called AoSHQ.

Posted by: ShainS at August 29, 2017 08:54 PM (BiLU+)

499 And apropos of nothing, win a M14 from Classic

https://wn.nr/3Tgkx2

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 08:54 PM (LTHVh)

500 when was the last time you invited someone to see a lunar eclipse and ...oh, never mind

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (QC/4S)

501 489
Sort of OT but not:

Just watching the video for Dire Straits "Walk of Life." Takes me back to a happier time.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (mbhDw)

The baseball highlights. Love it.

Posted by: josephistan at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (ANIFC)

502 466 When is that least time you went to a friend's house at 0200 with tarps, shovels, and quicklime just because he called and asked for a little help for old times sake?
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 08:47 PM (gwPgz)


As the saying goes:

A friend will help you move.

A true friend will help you move a body.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (sdi6R)

503 >>2. Find a Pillar of Mental Stability


Pilar?

Posted by: Walter K Sobchek at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (9oWeQ)

504 How to cure a vegetarian? Let's see - a really big smoker, a good spice rub, plenty of fuel, a case of beer and a long stretch of time to relax, smoke 'em and savor the good eatin' afterward.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)
________

And you're saying that makes tofu edible? Not buying it.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (zkGZ8)

505 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (KCxzN)

506 Wait a minute, he ain't got no woman!

He's got a large basement full of hobos.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (3C9q2)

507 490 when was the last time you flashed a judge ?
Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:53 PM (QC/4S)


Wet t-shirt contest? Ladies?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:55 PM (mbhDw)

508

I do not deny myself the company of crazies, but I do deny them my essense.

Posted by: Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (IqV8l)

509 Also, I have GAINZZZZ. Today is one year since I gave up all forms of Nicotine.

Thank you, Allen Carr.

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (LTHVh)

510 it really is nice to tune into cnn and not a word bashing trump. for several days now.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (AxFdW)

511 Think about your first real stomach-upset, can-barely-eat, you-don't-know-if-you'll-survive this crush. Your first big one.

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

I try not to as I'm still not over it ... 30 years later.

Posted by: ShainS at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (BiLU+)

512 A true friend will help you move a body.

A Best Friend will bring his own shovel.

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 08:57 PM (LTHVh)

513 508 I do not deny myself the company of crazies, but I do deny them my essense.
Posted by: Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (IqV8l)

Pearl necklaces don't count, Jack.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:57 PM (mbhDw)

514 374 That will be just before legalizing Necrophilia.

Clark Ashton Smith, as I've said for over 15 years, was a prophet.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 08:33 PM (6FqZa)
---
*slow clap with dessicated hands*

Bravo, BTH, for slipping in a little CAS.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 29, 2017 08:57 PM (qJtVm)

515 A mass hysteria happens when the public gets a wrong idea about something that has strong emotional content and it triggers cognitive dissonance that is often supported by confirmation bias. In other words, people spontaneously hallucinate a whole new (and usually crazy-sounding) reality and believe they see plenty of evidence for it.

Ugh. I'd like to nuance that a bit for our current situation. Our mass hysteria is that people equate two concepts that have nothing to do with each other:

people who protest historic monuments being torn down = people who are coming to lynch you in the middle of the night (even though you are a 100% caucasian 'antifa').

people who support Trump = evil nazis who want to enslave and lynch black/Muslim/hispanic/LGBT people

people in favor of free speech = evil nazis who want to enslave and lynch black/Muslim/hispanic/LGBT people

people who want to reform/rethink the way the government spends our money = evil nazis who want to enslave and lynch black/Muslim/hispanic/LGBT people



In other words, they *equate* two things that have nothing to do with each other. They are so enamored of this that they are willing to act violently in the name of it and unwilling to debate whether or not this belief is justified. They want to make it an axiom. So you can't really talk to them. Just oppose them. They are like Tommy Flanagan, the pathological liar and Jeff Dahmer. They are just machines who will spew what they will spew.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 08:57 PM (/qEW2)

516 How does a guy like Tucker, who grew up rich as shit, Swanson Food money, went to private schools, grew up in CA, when to liberal college, Trinity, turn out so Conservative?



There is a God.

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:58 PM (bYZsp)

517 it really is nice to tune into cnn and not a word bashing trump. for several days now.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (AxFdW)


Do you watch Alysin and Chris in the morning? Because they never stop with the Trump/Right Wingers Hate.

I blame Alysin's husband not knowing about clitoral stimulation. Same with Chris Cuomo.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:58 PM (PY9jH)

518 Nice one ace. You sound like my son and I think you guys might be reading the same books. I'm not joking. There are more than a few lines in this post that he has said to me recently. He's smart as well.

Posted by: kahall at August 29, 2017 08:58 PM (3s5V4)

519 I prefer radical Ace. Don't y'all?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 08:58 PM (XFue2)

520 512
A true friend will help you move a body.



A Best Friend will bring his own shovel.

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 08:57 PM (LTHVh)

What you don't need a wood chopper?

Posted by: Ralph at August 29, 2017 08:59 PM (bYZsp)

521 515 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 08:57 PM (/qEW2)

They have dehumanized us. Do the same. Then watch out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 08:59 PM (mbhDw)

522
How does a guy like Tucker, who grew up rich as shit, Swanson Food money, went to private schools, grew up in CA, when to liberal college, Trinity, turn out so Conservative?

Freak of nature.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 08:59 PM (IqV8l)

523 when was the last time you put rat poison in your bosse's coffee, thinking it was skinny and sweet ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 08:59 PM (QC/4S)

524 I'm normally an advocate for unplugging, but in the two days last week that we didn't have cell service at a state park, our laundry room flooded and my mom fell and cracked her head open. (They took out the stitches today and burst the hematoma above her eyebrow. It got messy, but she's mostly okay now.) So, maybe I shouldn't do that again.......
Posted by: pookysgirl at August 29, 2017 08:50 PM (XKZwp)

I commented here a few days ago that for days, the only way to find out what was happening on the island where Harvey hit was Facebook. I normally find FB a little annoying but it was a godsend in the interval before press were allowed on the island. People who had ridden out the storm or talked their way past the cops posted photos so others could see what happened to their homes or businesses. One guy even deployed a drone and posted the footage, which was excellent. Then we would also text around what we'd seen on FB. I've never done so much facebooking and texting in my whole internet life.

Posted by: stace at August 29, 2017 08:59 PM (K4eq3)

525 Did the bow tie give him his Super Powers?

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 08:59 PM (LTHVh)

526 Think about your first real stomach-upset, can-barely-eat, you-don't-know-if-you'll-survive this crush. Your first big one.

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

I try not to as I'm still not over it ... 30 years later.
Posted by: ShainS at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (BiLU+)

=======

As luck would have it, I married mine last November at age 54. 36 years after the first time we dated.

Been a wonderful ride.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 08:59 PM (OT5I1)

527 Do you point out that "there are no absolutes" is an absolute?

Yes. Often.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 29, 2017 09:00 PM (CPFkt)

528 517 I blame Alysin's husband not knowing about clitoral stimulation. Same with Chris Cuomo.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 08:58 PM (PY9jH)


Proctologist not using the whole fist, like Fletch's.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:00 PM (mbhDw)

529 This post is actually scary. I feel like should be cleaning a weapon of some kind, unless that means I'm hysterical.
Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC


Cleaning My Gun - Mark Knopfler

I keep a weather eye on the horizon, my back to the wall
I like to know who's coming through the door, that's all
It's the old army training kicking in
I'm not complaining, it's the world we live in
Blarney and Malarkey, they're a devious firm
They'll take you to the cleaners or let you burn
The help is breaking dishes in the kitchen - thanks a lot
We hired the worst dishwasher this place ever got
Come in below the radar, they want to spoil our fun
In the meantime I'm cleaning my gun

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 29, 2017 09:00 PM (S6Pax)

530 As the saying goes:



A friend will help you move.



A true friend will help you move a body.

Posted by: rickl

Hmm, there was a body? Lotta ancient mine shafts around here.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 09:00 PM (mxS7w)

531 Lol, Sefton.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:00 PM (PY9jH)

532 >>I prefer radical Ace. Don't y'all?


The Ace we had, like 3 Aces ago...I liked that Ace.

He'd go all crazy and shit.
Banning people and wrecking the place.

Then he'd storm off and later write us an apology.


It was like having a girlfriend there for a while.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 09:00 PM (9oWeQ)

533 Tucker has become increasingly conservative over the past decade. He used to be something of an elitist bow-tied dweeb. Now he is a razor-sharp latter-day Buckley.

If I had to guess, I'd say the reason is Obama.

Posted by: phineas gage at August 29, 2017 09:01 PM (XsVWn)

534 Hmm, there was a body? Lotta ancient mine shafts around here.


Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 09:00 PM (mxS7w)

Cinder blocks and the ocean are your friends.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:01 PM (PY9jH)

535 Late to the thread, but really good post, Ace.

I'll add, mostly for us guys, please avoid video games. Some are 'past that' stage. Some are seriously addicted. But let go of the urge to play games, except maybe if you're doing it with friends. Like, real friends (however you want to define that).

Likewise TV is a transmitter of sickness. It's not always as blatant as Twitter, but it's just as evil.

Books, board games, hobbies, travel...all feed you better than electronic stuff does.

Been over that road and that's what I've seen.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 09:01 PM (xJa6I)

536 oh, and the important thing is not to just survive the hysteria, it is necessary to help your friends (FB or other) escape the hysteria.

YOU have to be the guy with the bass boat, the Cajun army ... that goes and saves those that built on sinking sand, in low spots, incapable of dealing with calamity.

Save society, but don't fear flying your rebel flag while doing it. Be the hero. Just surviving the globalist takeover is not enough. We MUST defeat them. So Deep State must be prosecuted ... accept nothing less.

WE can win this ... don't go wimpy.

Posted by: Illiniwek at August 29, 2017 09:01 PM (veVl1)

537 The Ace we had, like 3 Aces ago...I liked that Ace.

He'd go all crazy and shit.
Banning people and wrecking the place.

Then he'd storm off and later write us an apology.


I liked that version of Dread Blogger Ace.

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 09:02 PM (LTHVh)

538 not banned yet?

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2017 09:02 PM (l8BL3)

539 Crazy black woman in vid Tucker just showed sez Trump is literally Hitler and trying to destroy their communities

I like the crazy black woman who told the CNN reporter to fuck off and quit bothering the evacuees, better. Tucker should have her on instead except that, you know, she might tell him to fuck off too.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 09:02 PM (6FqZa)

540 I try not to as I'm still not over it ... 30 years later.
Posted by: ShainS at August 29, 2017 08:56 PM (BiLU+

There's not a day that goes by when I don't think about a fine young lady I had a summer romance with. That was 1986.

Sad now, suddenly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:02 PM (mbhDw)

541 When was the last time you collected your mindthoughts and integrated them with your soulpatterns?

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:03 PM (8rNrN)

542 *shifty eyes*




Posted by: Jane D'oh

Land locked. Work with what you got.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2017 09:03 PM (mxS7w)

543 Did the bow tie give him his Super Powers?
Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC
===

Yes. After he ate it.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:03 PM (2wRtc)

544
When was the last time you collected your mindthoughts and integrated them with your soulpatterns?

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:03 PM (8rNrN)


When was the last time you hydrated?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:04 PM (PY9jH)

545 535 Late to the thread, but really good post, Ace.

I'll add, mostly for us guys, please avoid video games. Some are 'past that' stage. Some are seriously addicted. But let go of the urge to play games, except maybe if you're doing it with friends. Like, real friends (however you want to define that).

Likewise TV is a transmitter of sickness. It's not always as blatant as Twitter, but it's just as evil.

Books, board games, hobbies, travel...all feed you better than electronic stuff does.

Been over that road and that's what I've seen.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 09:01 PM (xJa6I)

You can have my Playstation controller when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 09:04 PM (0mRoj)

546 Tucker has become increasingly conservative over the past decade. He used to be something of an elitist bow-tied dweeb. Now he is a razor-sharp latter-day Buckley.

If I had to guess, I'd say the reason is Obama.
Posted by: phineas gage at August 29, 2017 09:01 PM (XsVWn)

========

Very good comment and observation. He was headed down the George Will path, but the JEF seemed to have sent him on a Rightward course correction.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 09:04 PM (OT5I1)

547 More rain bands are hitting Lower Alabama. Booming thunder is shaking the house.

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 09:04 PM (LTHVh)

548 541 When was the last time you collected your mindthoughts and integrated them with your soulpatterns?
Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:03 PM (8rNrN)


Mindthoughts. Are there any other kind?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:04 PM (mbhDw)

549 When was the last time you had a nice, relaxing bloodletting?

Posted by: Theodorick the Medievil Barber at August 29, 2017 09:04 PM (9oWeQ)

550 Leah Remini, baby.

A and E.


Fuck The Five.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:05 PM (2wRtc)

551 Juan Williams. Bless his heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:05 PM (PY9jH)

552 Sad now, suddenly.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:02 PM (mbhDw)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Ox-lGm-wA

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 29, 2017 09:05 PM (Ri/rl)

553 551 Juan Williams. Bless his heart.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:05 PM (PY9jH)


Jane, darling, the idea of this post is to tune that dreck out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (mbhDw)

554 >>>I prefer radical Ace. Don't y'all?<<<

I prefer partially dehydrated Ace when he's skating the boundaries between Keith Obermann and Rush Limbaugh. It's like a ping-pong match in Seoul with hand grenades.

Posted by: Fritz at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (eLttb)

555 How does a guy like Tucker, who grew up rich as shit, Swanson Food money, went to private schools, grew up in CA, when to liberal college, Trinity, turn out so Conservative?

Because we saw them close up, for all our lives. (Although my parents weren't nearly as rich as Tucker;they were just smart enough to realise, hey, the Reagan Dollar is strong as fuck, British private school is actually affordable now)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (6FqZa)

556 More rain bands are hitting Lower Alabama.

Rain bands? Like Guns N Roses? Creedence Clearwater Revival?

Posted by: Hillary C., NPOTUS at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (QaqQk)

557 Perhaps a bit off topic but a measure of self reliance helps with disconnecting from social media and constantly soaking in 'news'. This occurred to me when the idea of a prepper thread came up last night. Developing a few basic household skills would be good. (Wish I had some.) Even making realistic plans to deal with emergencies, and implementing them, would help.

Posted by: JTB at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (V+03K)

558 Jane, darling, the idea of this post is to tune that dreck out.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (mbhDw)


Awww, he's special.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (PY9jH)

559 "3. Disconnect Whenever Possible."

Yup. How long has it been since I've watched network news? 15 years? 20? That's what Ace is for. How long since listening to NPR? About the same.

Much, much happier.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (e3l1B)

560 I miss the AOS podcast. It was great.

Posted by: Dan at August 29, 2017 09:06 PM (Nmvf6)

561 When was the last time you had a good Plum?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 08:51 PM (9oWeQ)



Eve or any member of the Plum family?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (auHtY)

562 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (Xi8iX)

563
And to all a good night. See you in the AM with happy news!

Yeah, sure.

Ciao.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (mbhDw)

564 More rain bands are hitting Lower Alabama. Booming thunder is shaking the house.

Roll damn Tide?

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (nNKHW)

565 When's the last time you tickled a monkey?

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (8rNrN)

566
You can have my Playstation controller when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 09:04 PM (0mRoj)

I blame the Japanese.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (xJa6I)

567 when was the last time you hugged a clown ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 09:08 PM (QC/4S)

568 *raises other hand*

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:08 PM (2wRtc)

569 565 When's the last time you tickled a monkey?
Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (8rNrN)


"Shocked it once."

- - P. Gabriel

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 29, 2017 09:08 PM (mbhDw)

570

So, who is making Hurricane Harvey babies?

wet people or dry people?


they gots rooms in the shelters for 'emergencies'?



??

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:08 PM (Xi8iX)

571 When's the last time you tickled a monkey?

Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (8rNrN)


I've held and tickled a meerkat. Cutest thing in the entire world.

I've dodged poop from a monkey.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:08 PM (PY9jH)

572 When was the last time you danced on a grave?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (O5Q3r)

573 I assume rain bands are popular in Scotland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpBFOJ3R0M4

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (6FqZa)

574 >>>then you know that evolution in humans actually stopped some time ago

Well, that's a point of contention. Modern civilization has it's own drivers of evolution (diet, disease, etc.)

Arguable though, we have outsourced our evolution on to technology. And there have been some breakthroughs in biotech recently happening quietly behind the scenes.

Posted by: Max Power at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (q177U)

575 When was the last time you got thrown into the back of a van like a lifeless slab of meat?

:hic:

Posted by: Hilary Clinton at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (ANIFC)

576 When was the last time you took a moment to stop and smell the Osh Kosh?

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (9oWeQ)

577 Tickling monkeys is legal in Germany.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (XFue2)

578 Crazy black woman in vid Tucker just showed sez Trump is literally Hitler and trying to destroy their communities.

And NOWWWW....another crazy black woman on Tucker totally agrees with her.



Those "Trump is literally Hitler" types do realize that they'd be already dead if that was true?

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (pY+s4)

579 When was the last time you danced on a grave?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (O5Q3r)


Haven't done it yet, but I have plans!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (gwPgz)

580 when was the last time you wrote poetry...for your prison girlfriend ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (QC/4S)

581
565 When's the last time you tickled a monkey?
Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:07 PM (8rNrN)

I've never tickled a monkey but I had one on my back.

Posted by: George Michael at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (Ri/rl)

582 OT

wonder why the D elite turned on antifa?

sure seems quick


maybe 2018 looks bad



Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (Xi8iX)

583 speaking of disconnecting, sorry to post and go, but off to have dinner with the wife.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (xJa6I)

584 575 When was the last time you got thrown into the back of a van like a lifeless slab of meat?

:hic:
Posted by: Hilary Clinton at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (ANIFC)

Side of beef.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (XFue2)

585
My favorite Tucker article.

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Recently, an eminent, varied, large, and unlikely delegation of Americans, led by the Reverend Al Sharpton, went to Africa to heal a wounded continent. They took the whitest man in America with them.

http://tinyurl.com/lkpml5s

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (iFZVz)

586


The philosopher Colin Wilson, of The Outsider fame, wrote about s...there was a movie with Steve Railsback called Lifeforce that was based on his book The Space Vampires. Incidentally that was directed by Tobe Hooper, RIP.

But he wrote about people who latch onto other people and suck out their lifeforce in an existential bond.

The Mind Parasites. I've experienced them, I'm pretty sensitive to them. They come in a few forms, depressed people who try to drive you into their ditch are one. Psychos who need to have other psychos around them. Control freaks who get off on people obeying them, who derive their motivating impulse from it. The all seek out the unaware, they lure others in to their realm by feasting on the unconscious.

Once you see it, you can set your defenses...but those vampires won't like that very much and they will redouble their efforts, trying to penetrate.

The Mind Virus. Freaking hate those people.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Alt-Rightie Esq at August 29, 2017 09:11 PM (AASEZ)

587 When's the last time you tickled a monkey?
Posted by: ace
===

" Now is zee time on Schprockets ven vee dance!"

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:11 PM (2wRtc)

588 When was the last time you shared a bowl of soup with a homeless person?

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 09:11 PM (9oWeQ)

589 When was the last time you tickled the ivories?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:12 PM (PY9jH)

590 JTB,

You need the Prepper's Pantry by Daisy Luther. She shows you how to start prepping, just a little, with each grocery shop. She has online classes too.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 29, 2017 09:12 PM (JKNZq)

591 When was the last time you danced on a grave?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 09:09 PM (O5Q3r)



https://youtu.be/46K9jNPzUHs

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 09:13 PM (pY+s4)

592 ace, do you play a musical instrument?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:13 PM (PY9jH)

593 When was the last time you licked a 9 volt battery?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:13 PM (2wRtc)

594 y'all mudder fookers speak the Japanese?

Well, thank the USMC! in W, W, 2

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:13 PM (Xi8iX)

595 Mayor of Berkeley wants Police to label Antifa a ' street gang'.

Coupla days ago he was saying something different, but I don't remember what it was. If I cared, I would look it up.


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 09:13 PM (m9X4Y)

596 >>When was the last time you licked a 9 volt battery?


Yesterday.

My damn Wah pedal bleeds off power and chews through those things.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 09:14 PM (9oWeQ)

597 when was the last time you cooked...meth

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 09:14 PM (QC/4S)

598 Juan Williams looks like he should be sitting behind a piano.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 29, 2017 09:15 PM (O5Q3r)

599 when was the last time you wrote poetry...for your prison girlfriend ?


Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 09:10 PM (QC/4S)


1974.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 29, 2017 09:15 PM (sXefu)

600 Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?

Posted by: Jack Nicholson as The Joker at August 29, 2017 09:15 PM (7zeA4)

601 If you're antifa and you've lost Berkeley...

Posted by: Meremortal at August 29, 2017 09:16 PM (3myMJ)

602 That will be just before legalizing Necrophilia.

Clark Ashton Smith, as I've said for over 15 years, was a prophet.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

===========

Horror fans who have never read Clark Ashton Smith, do not fear. That is not his main trope. His amazing skill is to create vivid mental pictures of horrific events. Lovecraft implies - and that's ok, that's his method. But Smith creates these horrific mental images you won't be able to unsee. And since we're all pessimists, he's also good at pessimistic plots. Awesome!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 09:17 PM (/qEW2)

603 My damn Wah pedal bleeds off power and chews through those things.
Posted by: garrett
---

heh.

Throw one in your front pocket with a few pennies for random excitement throughout the day.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:17 PM (2wRtc)

604 mmmm, mmmm

Malania looked really nice exiting the plane in TX in here white sneakers


just say'n

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:17 PM (Xi8iX)

605 Riding on a pig, baby monkey.

https://youtu.be/5_sfnQDr1-o

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 09:17 PM (IqV8l)

606 541 When was the last time you collected your mindthoughts and integrated them with your soulpatterns?
Posted by: ace at August 29, 2017 09:03 PM (8rNrN)



About 22 years ago. It was after way to much ouzo.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 09:18 PM (pY+s4)

607 when was the last time you misplaced your handcuff keys ..?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 09:18 PM (QC/4S)

608 >>ace, do you play a musical instrument?


Ace plays the Lute.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 09:18 PM (9oWeQ)

609 Definitely second Clark Ashton Smith.

A sort of bestiality appears in HPL as well, "Innsmouth" and, well, hell, the whole Shub-niggurath.

Posted by: moviegique at August 29, 2017 09:19 PM (7zeA4)

610 so it the GOPe handcuffs Trump till 2020 or 2024

who do you think?

Ted Nugent
or Kid Rock


??

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:19 PM (Xi8iX)

611 Ace plays the Lute.


I though he tickled the monkey ?

Posted by: runner at August 29, 2017 09:19 PM (QC/4S)

612 Death of Malygris is about Hillary Clinton, I think.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 09:19 PM (/qEW2)

613 >>I though he tickled the monkey ?


Only when he's praticing his Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 09:20 PM (9oWeQ)

614

I'm the king of all FUPA's!!!



!!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's FUPA at August 29, 2017 09:20 PM (Xi8iX)

615
so it the GOPe handcuffs Trump till 2020 or 2024

who do you think?

Ted Nugent
or Kid Rock


They'll make sure no Trump can ever happen again.
John Kasich will run and lose the general. He and the Gope will blame Trump.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 09:21 PM (IqV8l)

616 >>> Ted Nugent
or Kid Rock


??
Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:19 PM (Xi8iX)

Um... yes???

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 29, 2017 09:21 PM (0ReGO)

617 Simple OT question, probably asked and answered a thousands times around there parts, but I ain't around as much as I'd like:

Can someone point to me a worthy place to donate for Houston relief? Please, not the big bloated places. I want to know to whom I can send some help, knowing it's needed. And will go to good use.

Thanks.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:22 PM (Pz4pT)

618 When was the last time you clubbed a baby seal?

Posted by: Antifa at August 29, 2017 09:22 PM (YJb5j)

619 Just got a news update that a Catholic school in California has removed most statues of Jesus and Mary because they might offend non-Catholics.

This decision was made by head of the school board, one "Amy Skewas-Cox".

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2017 09:23 PM (5dOnv)

620 Brilliant work as always, ace.

I do believe a lot of folks have gone crazy, but I think the Media exaggerates the number because those folks are their audience.

Personally, I believe that Trump is a temporary holding action against the destruction that Obama unleashed. Obama broke America and I doubt it can be fixed.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 29, 2017 09:23 PM (l9m7l)

621 Ace.....thank you for an incredibly awesome post!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2017 09:23 PM (mMeIQ)

622 Just got a news update that a Catholic school in
California has removed most statues of Jesus and Mary because they might
offend non-Catholics.



This decision was made by head of the school board, one "Amy Skewas-Cox".

Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2017 09:23 PM (5dOnv)


*types*

*deletes*

Bless her heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (PY9jH)

623 Not that he's hinted at this, but I'm imagining Brice Dickinson as British prime minister.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (zkGZ8)

624 Can someone point to me a worthy place to donate for Houston relief?
====

Samaritans Purse has good creds,

run by Franklin Grahm

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (Xi8iX)

625 I'm not sure how the GOP can lose the next election.
Well, people could protest the GOP by voting democrat but that would be crazy.

Maybe the GOP voters will get mad and stay home and the democrats will get their voters to the polls.

And I'm not sure how the GOP losing would change anything; they are obstructing Trump's agenda as much as the democrats so what would change?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (m9X4Y)

626 It used to be in every other western movie or tv show.

A storm brewing, the herd grows more and more restless, then a gunshot or lightning strike sends the herd into a stampede.

That's where US society is right now, a moment away from a stampede.

Posted by: davidt at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (XoldI)

627 Ace plays the Lute.

Posted by: garrett at August 29, 2017 09:18 PM (9oWeQ)



Son coeur est un luth suspendu;
Sitot qu'on le touche il resonne.

Posted by: De Beranger at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (sXefu)

628 A sort of bestiality appears in HPL as well, "Innsmouth" and, well, hell, the whole Shub-niggurath.

Posted by: moviegique


We're living in Innsmouth, and I've got the buggy eyes as proof.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (/qEW2)

629 Can someone point to me a worthy place to donate for Houston relief?

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Samaritans Purse has good creds,



run by Franklin Grahm

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (Xi8iX)


Yes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 29, 2017 09:25 PM (PY9jH)

630 Personally, I believe that Trump is a temporary holding action against the destruction that Obama unleashed. Obama broke America and I doubt it can be fixed.
==

Totally agree.

But America was weakened before that. And our elitist "betters" do NOT get off the hook for that.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:25 PM (2wRtc)

631 590 ... notsothoreau, Thanks for that suggestion. We are putting together the list for the winter pantry over the next few days. For us that includes paper products, first aid supplies, prescription medicines, etc.

Posted by: JTB at August 29, 2017 09:25 PM (V+03K)

632 I definitely agree with Ace on just tuning them out. Life is too short to waste on leftist kooks. And actually, life is too short to do a lot of the crap we do. Personally, I've stopped saving for retirement. My job is easy enough that I can just keep on working 'til I'm 80. Money doesn't make me drool like it used to.

Posted by: Chris M at August 29, 2017 09:25 PM (6RZos)

633 off to Innisfry

BRB

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:26 PM (Xi8iX)

634 Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:22 PM (Pz4pT)

Texas Baptist Men or Samaritan's Purse.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:26 PM (ihmYw)

635
That's where US society is right now, a moment away from a stampede.
Posted by: davidt at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM


Rowdy Yates will handle it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 09:27 PM (IqV8l)

636 Simple OT question, probably asked and answered a thousands times around there parts, but I ain't around as much as I'd like:

Can someone point to me a worthy place to donate for Houston relief? Please, not the big bloated places. I want to know to whom I can send some help, knowing it's needed. And will go to good use.

Thanks.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:22 PM (Pz4pT)

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Below is a good one. Their admin/expense ratio is very low, and they were the very first on scene during Katrina and Rita, probably others. Ahead of FEMA even.

http://blog.christianrelieffund.org/hurricane-harvey/

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 09:27 PM (OT5I1)

637 You know though. Whatever world comes after? My kids and grandkids will have to live in it.

I hope to prepare them for anything by helping them to focus on what is important.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:28 PM (2wRtc)

638 Can someone point to me a worthy place to donate for Houston relief?
====

Samaritans Purse has good creds,

run by Franklin Grahm
Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:24 PM (Xi8iX)


Done and done. Thanks!

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:28 PM (Pz4pT)

639 OK I have not read the comments and only skimmed Ace's post. I am a (mumble-mumble) year old former journalist with a degree from the top rated school BEFORE the Watergate turning point when journalism began to turn back toward yellow journalism. I have worked for a number of years as a landscape photographer, and while I live in a quiet, lovely place (Moab, UT) I am fed up with this country and all the craziness. Yes, this country has gone over the edge, and having lived with my late wife through 30 years of insanity, I know craziness when I see it.

Yes, I know it is only a minority who are the biggest problem, but they are awfully loud and insistent about applying their craziness to all of us. I am absolutely fed up to HERE with all this shit. I do not want to be part of it anymore.

I am presently preparing to become an ex pat. My target is to move to Chile (South America's safest, strongest economy, etc.) early next year and may never return. Perhaps I will still see some news from the good old USofHay, but I don't really care anymore. Do. Not. Care.

I may continue to lurk and even occasionally comment on AOSHQ, from my new life in another place, a place that has already gone through the Looking Glass and gotten its priorities right (Allende --> Pinochet --> Stable capitalist nation.

Wish me well.

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:30 PM (RHNmi)

640 Either one is okay by me.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at August 29, 2017 09:30 PM (Umfx1)

641 BurtTC @ 617 --

All things considered, it might be best for all if you just wrote a check. If you're (say) Zoroastrian, go online and look up a Zoroastrian temple whose members might be affected.

The thing about stuff is it has to get there, and as welcome as all the stuff would be, the truck bringing it there would to some degree be in the way. Another thing is not knowing what's needed.

A church leader knows his flock, and likely knows all-too-well what their immediate needs are. A halfway good one will use your money to get it for them.

Just a thought.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 09:31 PM (zkGZ8)

642 Can someone point to me a worthy place to donate for Houston relief? Please, not the big bloated places. I want to know to whom I can send some help, knowing it's needed. And will go to good use.

Thanks.
Posted by: BurtTC
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Lowest overhead is Salvation Army. The media won't mention them, because Christians. They are always among the first to respond.

Charity Navigator has no info, because it is a church, but my every contact with them has been excellent.

Samaritan's Purse won't get any press either, but they are very efficient. Charity Nav:

Samaritan's Purse:
Overall Score & Rating 96.32
Financial 94.80
Accountability & Transparency 100.00

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:31 PM (pIW4p)

643 Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:22 PM (Pz4pT)

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Below is a good one. Their admin/expense ratio is very low, and they were the very first on scene during Katrina and Rita, probably others. Ahead of FEMA even.

http://blog.christianrelieffund.org/hurricane-harvey/
Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 09:27 PM (OT5I1)


Thank you, I will put them on my list.

And who knows, maybe the proprietors here could make a list and put it in the sidebar??

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:32 PM (Pz4pT)

644 Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:30 PM (RHNmi)

I wish you very well indeed, but please be careful.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:32 PM (ihmYw)

645 There is much wisdom in this post.

After the election, I declared my facebook a no politics zone...quit posting about politics and unfriended anybody who posted political stuff that even slightly agitated me. Was much happier, then...

The statue thing started. I'm 10th generation Southerner, so I take the whole "you're ancestors were Nazis thing rather personally." Then a bunch of Marxists toppled the statue in Durham and one my facebook friends, who I thought shared my deep and abiding love of history, threw his lot in with the Marxists. I couldn't believe it. That night I didn't just unfriend him, I dropped everyone off my list that wasn't a close friend or neighbor. Went from 175 to less than 50. You know what? The quality of my feed (as measured by my enjoyment of it) went way up (even though my interaction with it went way down) and my stress level went way down as well. Eventually, I'll probably just use the damn thing as a sort of personal journal, so I can have the satisfaction of screwing the fascists at Facebook.

I've almost entirely stopped watching Fox News. Used to watch Special Report religiously but then it was just the same damn thing night after night...inside Washington baseball. Who cares about that stuff?! So, the only news I watch now is local weather and whatever Tucker Carlson segments I'm interested in. Again, much happier.

So now I need to start filling up that time with something productive. I like Ace's guitar idea. May give that a try.

Posted by: Zon Toro at August 29, 2017 09:33 PM (V0pGL)

646 Rowdy Yates will handle it.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2017 09:27 PM (IqV8l)


Rawhide!

Posted by: Sandra F. at August 29, 2017 09:33 PM (sXefu)

647 Fox: "Texans chant 'Trump' as president arrives to tour damage"

Only about 100 plus a handful of protestors. Of course, most locals are kind of busy.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 29, 2017 09:33 PM (3myMJ)

648 Guess who said it!

"Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts," the statement read. "The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted."

Give up? Nazi Pelosi. I guess that's another fine mess Soros got the Donks into.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 09:33 PM (Nwg0u)

649 Great post, ace.

Serendipitously, I happened on this article

http://www.collared-scholar.com/ act-with-intention-building-focus-in-our-dogs-and-in-ourselves/

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 29, 2017 09:34 PM (hMwEB)

650 BurtTC @ 617 --

All things considered, it might be best for all if you just wrote a check. If you're (say) Zoroastrian, go online and look up a Zoroastrian temple whose members might be affected.

The thing about stuff is it has to get there, and as welcome as all the stuff would be, the truck bringing it there would to some degree be in the way. Another thing is not knowing what's needed.

A church leader knows his flock, and likely knows all-too-well what their immediate needs are. A halfway good one will use your money to get it for them.

Just a thought.
Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 09:31 PM (zkGZ


Sorry! That's what I meant. Send the green stuff.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:34 PM (Pz4pT)

651 Wish me well.

Posted by: Ruthless
________

From one J-school grad to another, all the best!

(I've been dreaming about retiring to Mendoza, Argentina -- only because I've heard that Spanish is easier to learn than Polish or Lithuanian. Let's plan a LatAmMoMe for 5 or ten years out. What do you say?)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 09:34 PM (zkGZ8)

652 Enough people dick-slapped me over claiming evolution had halted that I figured I should look that up, then decided I was too lazy to do that, and then just deleted the claim.

-
Survival of the laziest.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 09:35 PM (Nwg0u)

653 Posted by: Zon Toro at August 29, 2017 09:33 PM (V0pGL)

Think about the dulcimer, too.... one of your ancestors probably played one.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:35 PM (ihmYw)

654 Just got a news update that a Catholic school in California has removed most statues of Jesus and Mary because they might offend non-Catholics.

This decision was made by head of the school board, one "Amy Skewas-Cox".
Posted by: Ian S. at August 29, 2017 09:23 PM (5dOnv)


Why not just put up a couple of minarets and really show how diverse they are

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 09:36 PM (auHtY)

655 Posted by: Ruthless

==

Hey Ruthless!

Glad to see you again. I have considered Chile as my plan B. I understand your decision completely, but if you would consider it, I would love to get updates about your experience here at ace's. They do have internet in Chile. ( And VPN's!)

I am sure that I am not the only one. Best of luck and God bless you and yours.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:37 PM (2wRtc)

656 Ruthless;

They only problem is that South America has a history of turning on a dime. Maybe fine now, but it could be insane shitshow next week so be careful.

Personally, I think there is no where to go. The madness will get worse.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 09:37 PM (pY+s4)

657 Lowest overhead is Salvation Army. The media won't mention them, because Christians. They are always among the first to respond.

Charity Navigator has no info, because it is a church, but my every contact with them has been excellent.

Samaritan's Purse won't get any press either, but they are very efficient. Charity Nav:

Samaritan's Purse:
Overall Score & Rating 96.32
Financial 94.80
Accountability & Transparency 100.00
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:31 PM (pIW4p)


I do have some dealings with Sal Army, locally. I guess I never thought of them. Not all my experience has been positive, but just last week I had occasion to have a nice conversation with personnel there. Good people. I do keep a wary eye on orgs that take federal dollars, however.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:37 PM (Pz4pT)

658 "America's Post-Charlottesville Nervous Breakdown Was Deliberately Induced"

Charlottesville itself was deliberately induced.

*An organizer who supposedly flipped from being a die-hard Obama supporter to a Klansman overnight.

*A venue conveniently close to DC, with a Clintonoid governor and a rabid mayor, both ready with pre-written statements.

*Even the name "Unite the Right" was designed to lump conservatives in with the Klan.

Ask yourself this; Obama and his trained cockroaches sent the entire government to wiretap the Trumps; CIA, NSA, DOJ, FISA, State, FBI, etc.:

Do you think they're above some staged agit-prop event to Get Trump?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 29, 2017 09:38 PM (Ndje9)

659 *Turns on computer*

*Heads to AoSHQ*

HOLY SHIT!

No way i can read the post, much less the comments before the ONT is up!

Heh, time to Moron.

What's up, y'all?

Posted by: tbodie at August 29, 2017 09:38 PM (lVPif)

660 Something hideous must have happened at that last panti-fa riot in Commietown last weekend. Maybe that old guy they beat was some prominent Leftie's relative, MAGA hat notwithstanding?

Or maybe they realize how badly it's playing on Main Street?

Are the Dem elites losing control of them and getting scared?

I find it ... odd.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:39 PM (ihmYw)

661 Give up? Nazi Pelosi. I guess that's another fine mess Soros got the Donks into.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger
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The noises that we are hearing from sundry Left/Liberal/Progs is too little too late, and too lame.

The leftish politicos are mostly afraid of being on the losing side of an issue, that is why they are pivoting.

About 1950 Pete Seeger reluctantly quit the CPUSA, but just could not bring himself to condemn Stalin, or to acknowledge that he himself had been an enabler.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:40 PM (/ZEVC)

662 Ace- great post. Really liked it. It made me think of a book I had to read in grad school that I think you'd like, too, called "Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes." It's written by Jacques Ellul, a French philosopher. Anyway, I grabbed it just now and found the part that reminds me of the media's influence on our society. Here's the excerpt; just replace the word "propaganda" with "media" in what Ellul says. I know, hard to do, right!? ha.

"Propaganda tends to make the individual live in a separate world; he must not have outside points of reference. He must not be allowed a moment of meditation or reflection in which to see himself vis-a-vis the propagandist, as happens when the propaganda is not continuous. At that moment the individual emerges from the grip of propaganda. Instead, successful propaganda will occupy every moment of the individual's life: through posters and loudspeakers when he is out walking, through radio and newspapers at home, through meetings and movies in the evening. The individual must not be allowed to recover, to collect himself, to remain untouched by propaganda during any relatively long period, for propaganda is not the touch of the magic wand. It is based on slow, constant impregnation. It creates convictions and compliance through imperceptible influences that are effective only by continuous repetition. It must create a complete environment for the individual, one from which he never emerges. And to prevent him from finding external points of reference, it protects him by censoring everything that might come in from the outside. The slow building up of reflexes and myths, of psychological environment and prejudices, requires propaganda of very long duration. Propaganda is not a stimulus that disappears quickly; it consists of successive impulses and instruments previously mentioned. A relay system is thus established. Propaganda is a continuous action, without failure or interruption: as soon as the effect of one impulse is weakened, it is renewed by another. At no point does it fail to subject its recipient to its influence. As soon as one effect wears off, it is followed by a new shock. Continuous propaganda exceeds the individual's capacities for attention or adaption and thus his capabilities of resistance."




Posted by: Mainah at August 29, 2017 09:41 PM (Pgu3C)

663 No way i can read the post, much less the comments before the ONT is up!

What's up, y'all?
Posted by: tbodie
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Call me, I can help.

Posted by: Evelyn Woods at August 29, 2017 09:41 PM (/ZEVC)

664 MENDOZZZZZZAAAAA!

Posted by: Grump928(C) PoC at August 29, 2017 09:42 PM (LTHVh)

665 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:40 PM (/ZEVC)

They've never turned on BLM.

I think there's something going on.

No idea what that may be, but I think it's a little ominous.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:43 PM (ihmYw)

666 660 Something hideous must have happened at that last panti-fa riot in Commietown last weekend. Maybe that old guy they beat was some prominent Leftie's relative, MAGA hat notwithstanding?

Or maybe they realize how badly it's playing on Main Street?

Are the Dem elites losing control of them and getting scared?

I find it ... odd.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor



They are scared of the monster that they created? They thought that monster would just devour there political enemies?

Hell hath no fury than unintended consequences scorned.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 09:43 PM (pY+s4)

667 Or maybe they realize how badly it's playing on Main Street?

Are the Dem elites losing control of them and getting scared?

I find it ... odd.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:39 PM (ihmYw)



It is odd because the antifa twats went from the heroes fighting the Nazis to getting some condemnation to the commie mayor of Berkeley wanting them labeled a street gang. So something is up but I don't know if we'll know what it really is for a while. Maybe a Night of the Long Knives

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 09:43 PM (auHtY)

668 I am so glad that I have nothing to do with any kind of social media (beyond email).

BTW: Hey, Ace. Why was my home computer IP address blocked? I can still grace the morons with my scintillating wit from work, but at home I'm persona non grata.

Posted by: jbspry at August 29, 2017 09:43 PM (4kpbt)

669 Thanks #663! Whatever your name is.

Posted by: tbodie at August 29, 2017 09:43 PM (lVPif)

670 Do you think they're above some staged agit-prop event to Get Trump?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives
________

The whole thing was hard to accept from the beginning.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 29, 2017 09:45 PM (zkGZ8)

671 They are scared of the monster that they created? They thought that monster would just devour there political enemies?

Hell hath no fury than unintended consequences scorned.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 09:43 PM (pY+s4)


But like Dr. Frankenstein, can they get their monster back under control now that they've let them run amok for so long? The antifa twats are true believers and see themselves as fighting their good fight. They can't be bought off like Comrade Bernie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 09:45 PM (auHtY)

672 They are scared of the monster that they created? They thought that monster would just devour there political enemies?

-
Nazistein's Monster.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 09:46 PM (Nwg0u)

673 Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Alt-Rightie Esq at August 29, 2017 09:11 PM
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The individuals you're speaking of are also called Emotional Vampires.

Diagnostically, these individuals suffer from personality disorders. Unlike those with full fledged mental illness, these people are able to hold jobs and attempt to have relationships. However, their conditions are incurable, but can be managed somewhat with therapy and medication.

http://tinyurl.com/y97tf7qz

In the past recent past, I had a long distance co-worker who was a professionally diagnosed narcissist. After a decade or so of his manipulation, I had to cut all contact. My boss, who never appreciated the fact that I kept him away from the insanity, now gets to deal with him daily. Sorry, but not sorry.

For a few years, I also had a client that was diagnosed with passive aggressive personality disorder, which is a sub category of obsessive compulsive personality disorder. (Yes, this is my life: "Hi Shibumi, nice to meet you. Let me tell you about my psychiatric history in detail.") He was just as bad as the narcissist, but in a completely different way. I came close to ending our relationship two to three times a year; I finally pulled the plug. I lasted three years, almost quit at least six times. I have less money, but much less stress.

I also recommend the book "Emotional Vampires." A very good guide to recognizing these people and dealing with them.

/cutting them out of your life is usually the easiest, IMHO.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 09:46 PM (aT+Bx)

674 It boils down to not getting their way. Prissy is the correct lable. Calling them pussies defames a valuable natural resource. No such thing as too many pussies or ammo.

Posted by: colfax mingo at August 29, 2017 09:46 PM (gkURX)

675 639 OK I have not read the comments and only skimmed Ace's post. I am a (mumble-mumble) year old former journalist with a degree from the top rated school BEFORE the Watergate turning point when journalism began to turn back toward yellow journalism. I have worked for a number of years as a landscape photographer, and while I live in a quiet, lovely place (Moab, UT) I am fed up with this country and all the craziness. Yes, this country has gone over the edge, and having lived with my late wife through 30 years of insanity, I know craziness when I see it.

Yes, I know it is only a minority who are the biggest problem, but they are awfully loud and insistent about applying their craziness to all of us. I am absolutely fed up to HERE with all this shit. I do not want to be part of it anymore.

I am presently preparing to become an ex pat. My target is to move to Chile (South America's safest, strongest economy, etc.) early next year and may never return. Perhaps I will still see some news from the good old USofHay, but I don't really care anymore. Do. Not. Care.

I may continue to lurk and even occasionally comment on AOSHQ, from my new life in another place, a place that has already gone through the Looking Glass and gotten its priorities right (Allende --> Pinochet --> Stable capitalist nation.

Wish me well.
Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:30 PM (RHNmi)

I to would love to hear some updates

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 29, 2017 09:47 PM (dKiJG)

676 Thanks to Evelyn Wood, I read War and Peace during commercial breaks. It's about war. And peace.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 09:49 PM (Nwg0u)

677 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 09:49 PM (Nwg0u)

Dude! Spoiler alert!?

Posted by: tbodie at August 29, 2017 09:50 PM (lVPif)

678 Do you think there might be a method to the GOP's madness? I mean they pretty much did everything they could to prevent Trump from getting elected--and still he won.
And so did they.

I expect that just before the midterms they will get on board with enough of Trump's agenda to prevent the base ( Trump's base) from staying home.....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 29, 2017 09:50 PM (89VjS)

679 I suppose it could be as simple as the contrast between the amazing efforts going on in Houston, vs the violence; even the tone-deaf Donks have to see who America is rooting for and inspired by. I mean, I get tears in my eyes ( and moisture in my drawers!) every time I see a pic of some guy out there carrying a mama and her baby, or rescuing grandma on the back of his jet ski.

Weird Dave's Sunday post kind of speaks volumes, yes?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:50 PM (ihmYw)

680 639
I may continue to lurk and even occasionally comment on AOSHQ, from my new life in another place, a place that has already gone through the Looking Glass and gotten its priorities right (Allende --> Pinochet --> Stable capitalist nation.

Wish me well.
Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:30 PM (RHNmi)


Good luck, Ruthless. I can't say as I blame you.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 09:50 PM (sdi6R)

681 Chile?

Live in a country that kicked out the Man that saved them?

No thanks. Rather die here than there.

Posted by: the guy across the street at August 29, 2017 09:51 PM (sf2BM)

682 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 09:49 PM (Nwg0u)

Dude! Spoiler alert!?
Posted by: tbodie at August 29, 2017 09:50 PM (lVPif)


The french lose. What, you didn't see that coming?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:51 PM (Pz4pT)

683 Ace,

You never have to apologize for taking time off whenever you want, no matter what is going on. How you keep doing what you do, for these many years is amazing to me.

You are keeping people sane.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead, ex JackS at August 29, 2017 09:51 PM (DknNB)

684
They've never turned on BLM.

I think there's something going on.

No idea what that may be, but I think it's a little ominous.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor
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No, and they never will. Unless BLM finally outs itself as what it is. From the Dems perspective, it is the equivalent of condemning an identifiable minority that they have firmly on the plantation, and the well-being of The Party is far more important than character or integrity.

The antifa clowns are actually small in number, and the Dems can disassociate themselves with help of the complicit media.

I note that they were incensed that Trump did not specifically and immediately denounce the...whoever...in Charlottesville, but these same people have been tacitly if not explicitly supporting the antifa assholes since the primaries.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:52 PM (/ZEVC)

685 644
Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:30 PM (RHNmi)



I wish you very well indeed, but please be careful

Thank you. I will. Chile is very safe, probably safer than most places in the US. Corruption is lowest in SA.

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:52 PM (RHNmi)

686 The french lose. What, you didn't see that coming?
Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:51 PM (Pz4pT)

Wait, it's about the French?

Who needs Evelyn Woods when we got The Horde?

Posted by: tbodie at August 29, 2017 09:53 PM (lVPif)

687
Who needs Evelyn Woods when we got The Horde?

Posted by: tbodie at August 29, 2017 09:53 PM (lVPif)



Well he did write Brideshead Revisited

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 09:54 PM (auHtY)

688 Evelyn Woods
===
hmmm

do I bing or not?

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:54 PM (Xi8iX)

689 I'm still holding out for Alextopia.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:54 PM (/ZEVC)

690 The french lose. What, you didn't see that coming?
Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:51 PM (Pz4pT)

Wait, it's about the French?

Who needs Evelyn Woods when we got The Horde?
Posted by: tbodie at August 29, 2017 09:53 PM (lVPif)


Not exactly about the french, but the french, well...

Aww heck, now I have to go and actually read the book.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:55 PM (Pz4pT)

691 Evelyn Woods
===
hmmm

do I bing or not?
Posted by: original jake

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Evelyn Wood , sure. Harmless.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:55 PM (/ZEVC)

692 689 I'm still holding out for Alextopia.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:54 PM (/ZEVC)
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It will have all the sartorial dash of a fascist dictatorship but the punishment will be consensual.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 29, 2017 09:56 PM (qJtVm)

693 Evelyn Woods
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hmmm

do I bing or not?
Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:54 PM (Xi8iX)


Speed-reading course. They used to advertise all the time.

Always seemed like some sort of voodoo black magic thing to me (I'm a slow but thorough reader).

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 09:56 PM (Pz4pT)

694


"I also recommend the book "Emotional Vampires." A very good guide to recognizing these people and dealing with them."

Thanks for the tip. I find this stuff utterly fascinating. Less so that I work with a lot of them, passive aggro weasels who are completely unaware that they do this...

If you get the feeling from someone that they want you to commiserate in their sad state, that is an indicator of a Vampire. They will never stop once they have their scolex buried in your psyche. They seek out the susceptible.

People have made me so fucking cynical, from an early age...I sometimes wonder if I am myself an emotional vampire!

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Alt-Rightie Esq at August 29, 2017 09:56 PM (AASEZ)

695 Thanks for the supportive comments. I will be safe. Yes, SA nations can become unstable, but as I mentioned, Chile is an exception in that it has already gone through its crazy period and wants no further part of it. The USA seems to be on the cusp of falling down the rabbit hole.

I will be blogging about my new life in Chile and will be sure to link to AOSHQ. I have not been one to comment very much, but have been a part of the Horde since LGF kicked me and many of you out a decade or so ago.

And, sure, let's plan for a ChileMoMeetUp sometime in the next couple of years. I would love to see some of you and show you around my "new" national home.

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:57 PM (RHNmi)

696 REEEEEEE3EE!!

Posted by: my PILLAR OF mental stability is screechy at August 29, 2017 09:57 PM (qV5PD)

697 hmmm

do I bing or not?
Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 09:54 PM (Xi8iX)

=========

It's speed reading/comprehension. You are safe.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 09:57 PM (OT5I1)

698 WaPo and Pelosi distance themselves from Antifa. Who's left? I guess only the NYT and CNN remain true believers.

Posted by: George LeS at August 29, 2017 09:57 PM (+TcCF)

699 Ace, GREAT post, and a timely one for me personally.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (0MKRD)

700 It will have all the sartorial dash of a fascist dictatorship but the punishment will be consensual.
Posted by: All Hail Eris
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Hmm. Unless The Empress is contradicted...then, no trial, just raptor food.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (/ZEVC)

701 Diagnostically, these individuals suffer from personality disorders. Unlike those with full fledged mental illness, these people are able to hold jobs and attempt to have relationships. However, their conditions are incurable, but can be managed somewhat with therapy and medication.


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My husband took his mother to her doc about a year and a half ago (decades too late but whatta ya going to do). She's a mess. Doc diagnosed her with paranoid schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. He told my husband, "I can treat the paranoid schizophrenia with meds but not the personality disorder. She needs a therapist for that and I doubt you'll get an almost 80 yo women to go."

The meds helped but she's still a major pain in the ass. She lies so much it's pointless having a conversation with her.

She doesn't even know she's on meds for the paranoid schizophrenia. During a recent hospital stay, the 'hospitalist' was going over her meds with her and said, "You need to keep taking your schizophrenia meds...." She went apeshit. "Whaaaaaat!? I'm not a paranoid schizophrenic!" Thankfully, my husband was there at the time and just said, "No mom...he's talking about your 'nerve' pills." (she loves pills, the more the better...but she calls them all her 'nerve' pills)
And he shot the doctor a look like, "Dude...".


She is constantly wreaking havoc in the family. A royal PITA.

Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (Enq6K)

702 Chile is one of the few countries with sane gun laws.

Not rights. But laws.

Tolerable in a pinch.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (2wRtc)

703 When was the last time any of you all sent flowers to someone?

Welll...

There was this internet camgirl I liked, and late one night when I was really drunk I was looking at her website, and found her Amazon wishlist, and before I knew it, *click*, I sent her a bouquet of roses. Anonymously.

A couple of days later I looked at her Twitter feed, where she mention receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers, but didn't know who sent them. She said, "Whoever sent them, thank you very much!" She seemed kind of blown away by it.

It made me feel good to do that. Those ladies deserve a token of thanks every now and then.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (sdi6R)

704 Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 09:52 PM (RHNmi)

Yes, but relatively recent craziness and surrounded by a lot of instability.

I do wish you the very best.

Good to see you again, too.... don't stay gone so long this time.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 09:59 PM (ihmYw)

705 Green Acres School, an independent school in Bethesda, Md. for children in preschool through eighth grade, posted a letter to families on its website this week asking that students no longer wear clothing bearing the Washington Redskins name or logo to school.



Does Principal Oliver Douglas know about this?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 09:59 PM (auHtY)

706
Hmm. Unless The Empress is contradicted...then, no trial, just raptor food.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (/ZEVC)
--
The spankings will continue until morale improves!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 29, 2017 09:59 PM (qJtVm)

707 I always said half the country needs to be boiled into space.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2017 09:59 PM (aMlLZ)

708 Evelyn Wood speed reading, a.k.a. 'skimming'.
You look for code words. Read the first sentence of a paragraph. Skip down to the last paragraph on the page to get the punchline.

You might miss a trivial detail, like the name of Hoppalong Cassidy's horse, but you get the main thrust of the piece.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 10:00 PM (m9X4Y)

709 Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (sdi6R)

I remember that! So cute!

You doing okay?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 10:00 PM (ihmYw)

710 Very late to the party, and likely willowed however I too feel that giving these bug fuck crazies any ink is a waste. They literally thrive on it.

Ignore them and a large percentage will disappear.

The percentage that remains however is another story.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at August 29, 2017 10:00 PM (MCEs2)

711 uk daily mail has Sarah Pailins 1982 prom pic

Posted by: original jake at August 29, 2017 10:00 PM (Xi8iX)

712 Does Principal Oliver Douglas know about this?
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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Oink

Posted by: Arnold Ziffle at August 29, 2017 10:01 PM (/ZEVC)

713 698 WaPo and Pelosi distance themselves from Antifa. Who's left? I guess only the NYT and CNN remain true believers.
Posted by: George LeS



They can distance themselves all they want. It won't help.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 10:02 PM (pY+s4)

714 WaPo and Pelosi distance themselves from Antifa. Who's left? I guess only the NYT and CNN remain true believers.

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Hey Bernie (Benrie)
Oh Bernie (Bernie, Bernie and the Rats)
Oh, you look so good on that stage, baby, yeah
Ey Bernie, oh Bernie, yeah Bernie, Bernie
Bernie and the Rats baby
Oh my God, ooh, yeah
Bernie, Bernie, Bernie, Bernie, Bernie and the Rats

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 10:03 PM (Nwg0u)

715 It finally stopped raining here today (40 miles NW of Houston). I hope I didn't jinx it.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at August 29, 2017 10:03 PM (cCxiu)

716 She is constantly wreaking havoc in the family. A royal PITA.
Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (Enq6K)


I guess there are things people call personality disorders, such as those covered in the comment you quoted.

But yeah, no. Those aren't really personality disorders. People who annoy you have personality annoyances.

This person you describe, "constantly wreaking havoc in the family," THAT'S a personality disorder.

I kinda think the prognosis is sadly accurate. At 80, it's unlikely anyone is going to be able to help her with the BPD. Most people half her age or a quarter her age never get the help they need, because it's expensive and it's time consuming and the person has to really commit to it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:03 PM (Pz4pT)

717 681
Chile?

Live in a country that kicked out the Man that saved them?

No thanks. Rather die here than there.

Well, as I understand it he stepped aside after cleaning all the clocks that needed attention. Anyway, I see out country going the Allende way -- Crom help us if Hillary had been elected. We would have needed out very own Pinochet and maybe help from some other pagan gods as well.

Where would you go? I have considered Europe and, no freaking way. They are sliding down the same slope to hell and damnation on which we find ourselves. Most other places are shitholes. Chile is one of the few bright spots, with neighboring places such as Argentina and Uruguay not too bad.

I will not be living in Santiago, the capital, but making my future photographing the landscapes from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia. My goal will be to have some fun in my remaining years, and to hell with politics and all that.

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 10:03 PM (RHNmi)

718 it's evolutionarily advantageous to pick up the signals of alarm (even subtle ones) from a neighboring pack animal.

YAWN. There's not enough O2 in this room! YAWN

Posted by: Marica at August 29, 2017 10:04 PM (NvPoL)

719 You might miss a trivial detail, like the name of Hoppalong Cassidy's horse, but you get the main thrust of the piece.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse
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Topper

Posted by: Arnold Ziffle at August 29, 2017 10:04 PM (/ZEVC)

720 I've never been tempted to use FB or Twitter but part of that is it shows a disturbing lack of appreciation for privacy, mine and others. Aside from the security side of things, the constant string of 'selfies', food dishes, revealing matters that are only appropriate for family and closest friends, etc., strikes me as both stupidity and vanity.

Once again, I seem to be out of date with the culture. (Such as it is.)

Posted by: JTB at August 29, 2017 10:04 PM (V+03K)

721 698. Who's left on antifa bandwagon? Mitty, Marc and Paul AKA the Poop Boys.

Posted by: kallisto at August 29, 2017 10:05 PM (qV5PD)

722 Too SOOOOON REEEEeeeEEEEEE
Too SOOOOON reeeEEEEEeeeEEE

Trump in Texas too SOOOOOON


REEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:05 PM (2wRtc)

723
Proof we've gone nuts: Melania High Heel Gate.

I liked her cap, black with "FLOTUS" across the front.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at August 29, 2017 10:05 PM (8O3HH)

724 Arnold Ziffle at August 29, 2017 10:04 PM

Heh!
How many people on this blog even know who Hoppalong Cassidy was?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 10:06 PM (m9X4Y)

725 She is constantly wreaking havoc in the family. A royal PITA.
Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 09:58 PM (Enq6K)

BPDs will do that. It's hellish.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2017 10:06 PM (0mRoj)

726 They can distance themselves all they want. It won't help.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2017 10:02 PM (pY+s4)

=======

In their Coastal, rarified air circles, yes, yes it will.

Those of us in Unperson Jesus Land flyover Country, they give not one wet shart about our opinion.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 10:06 PM (OT5I1)

727 re Pelosi's attempt at damage control...

Someone remembered that the riots of the sixties got Nixon elected and re-elected.

Posted by: davidt at August 29, 2017 10:06 PM (XoldI)

728 Once again, I seem to be out of date with the culture. (Such as it is.)
Posted by: JTB
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*fistbump*

I've never so much as sent or received a text message.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 10:07 PM (/ZEVC)

729 I liked her cap, black with "FLOTUS" across the front.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear

She's already Made the First Lady Great Again!


MaFlaGA??

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 29, 2017 10:07 PM (S6Pax)

730 I'm getting old. Plan on dying. Wanna come with?

Posted by: Corona at August 29, 2017 10:07 PM (QyRl7)

731 Evelyn Wood speed reading, a.k.a. 'skimming'.
You look for code words. Read the first sentence of a paragraph. Skip down to the last paragraph on the page to get the punchline.

You might miss a trivial detail, like the name of Hoppalong Cassidy's horse, but you get the main thrust of the piece.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 10:00 PM (m9X4Y)


I love reading. Devouring words. Sinking my teeth into the minutia. If I wanted to "speed read" I would watch the damn movie. Or the Cliff Notes.

If you're studying for a test, and have 5 hours to cram 200 pages, you speed read. And hope your professor isn't a minutia nazi.

Otherwise, I don't see the point.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:08 PM (Pz4pT)

732 HeeeeEEELLLLsssss

High HEEEEEELSS

REEEEEEeeEEEEEeeeeee

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:08 PM (2wRtc)

733 730
I'm getting old. Plan on dying. Wanna come with?

Sure, just not quite yet. None of us are going to get out of this alive.

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 10:08 PM (RHNmi)

734 I love it! LiarWhore Media backs away from antifags while GOPes have told the world they love the hyena mob sexually.

Posted by: kallisto at August 29, 2017 10:09 PM (qV5PD)

735 I kinda think the prognosis is sadly accurate. At 80, it's unlikely anyone is going to be able to help her with the BPD. Most people half her age or a quarter her age never get the help they need, because it's expensive and it's time consuming and the person has to really commit to it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:03 PM (Pz4pT)


I could write a book about her. I've known her since I was 15 years old. (IKR!?)


She has 7 kids, my husband is the oldest. She has 3 daughters that are each 1/3 of her. ALL of them are a mess. And most of their kids want nothing to do with their mothers.

Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 10:09 PM (Enq6K)

736 I liked the blouse and cleavage that was inferred.

Back to boobies?

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at August 29, 2017 10:10 PM (MCEs2)

737 Corona @ 730 Plan on dying?
'Dying ain't so bad for men like me and you. It's the living that's hard.'
Josey Wales to Chief Ten Bears.

Posted by: Eromero at August 29, 2017 10:10 PM (zLDYs)

738 How many people on this blog even know who Hoppalong Cassidy was?

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Lo these many decades ago, we had a professor named Cassidy. Everybody called him Hopalong.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at August 29, 2017 10:10 PM (Nwg0u)

739 Heh!
How many people on this blog even know who Hoppalong Cassidy was?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 10:06 PM (m9X4Y)



He was the Sundance Kid's partner in crime

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 29, 2017 10:10 PM (auHtY)

740 I like to listen to the local Russian station while driving.

I don't speak Russian, but it is nice to hear pleasant, normal people voices talking interspersed with music. And nothing I hear pisses me off while I am in traffic.

Music is meh, and I suspect I am listening to folk tales or religious tracts being read at times but it is nice to not hear vocal professionals blathering on about nothing I care about.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2017 10:10 PM (Gv+zt)

741 If the Democrat-Corrupt Media Complex is not defeated in the 2018 and 2020 elections, they will never change and, in fact, it will only get worse. We will remember these days fondly as The Time of the Bleeding Rectal Itches.

Posted by: Jim Accoster, Serial Groper of Little Boys and Defenseless Puppies at August 29, 2017 10:11 PM (qYCgM)

742 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 10:07 PM (/ZEVC)

Me, either. My phone can't even do that.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 29, 2017 10:11 PM (ihmYw)

743 I love reading.
BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:08 PM

Me too. I read every word. Tested in high school at 640wpm.

Really good poetry has to be read aloud. I got in trouble over Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' in English class.

But this modern political stuff is all boiler plate. Read the headline, scan the 'graphs, is about all you need.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 10:11 PM (m9X4Y)

744 Talk about this for crazy. Mattie ordered a halt to President Trump's ban in the military on crazy people who don't know what their sex is.

Posted by: MAGA at August 29, 2017 10:11 PM (Tyk2V)

745 She has 7 kids, my husband is the oldest. She has 3 daughters that are each 1/3 of her. ALL of them are a mess. And most of their kids want nothing to do with their mothers.
Posted by: Tami
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Sadly, I am familiar with the scenario. A toxic soup of dysfunction.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 10:11 PM (/ZEVC)

746 'Dying ain't so bad for men like me and you. It's the living that's hard.'
Josey Wales to Chief Ten Bears.\
=======

Damn straight. Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Corona at August 29, 2017 10:11 PM (QyRl7)

747 I kinda think the prognosis is sadly accurate. At 80, it's unlikely anyone is going to be able to help her with the BPD. Most people half her age or a quarter her age never get the help they need, because it's expensive and it's time consuming and the person has to really commit to it.
===

I am very close to BPD. I can get better but never really goes away.

Mostly because , while there is a component of disorder, there is also a choice of bad behavior.

If there is a desire to change the behavior? There is hope for improvement. Tolerable improvement.

Not a cure.

Just better.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:12 PM (2wRtc)

748 I kinda think the prognosis is sadly accurate. At 80, it's unlikely anyone is going to be able to help her with the BPD. Most people half her age or a quarter her age never get the help they need, because it's expensive and it's time consuming and the person has to really commit to it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:03 PM (Pz4pT)


I could write a book about her. I've known her since I was 15 years old. (IKR!?)


She has 7 kids, my husband is the oldest. She has 3 daughters that are each 1/3 of her. ALL of them are a mess. And most of their kids want nothing to do with their mothers.
Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 10:09 PM (Enq6K)


It's a terribly sad existence, and the so-called mental health community is generally helpless to deal with it. Pee-sigh-chiatrists want to pretend it doesn't exist, because they have nothing to offer. Most therapists aren't trained to deal with it, and their usual bag of tricks are not only useless, but often feed the pathology.

You probably know this.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:13 PM (Pz4pT)

749 ALL of them are a mess. And most of their kids want nothing to do with their mothers.
Posted by: Tami
==

So true, Tami. It is generational and really a gift that keeps on giving.

If you only knew.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:13 PM (2wRtc)

750 Hopalong Cassidy was David Cassidy's one legged little brother.

Posted by: the guy across the street at August 29, 2017 10:13 PM (sf2BM)

751 740>

Until that Hind comes at you on the highway doing 450KPH.

Or the various OTR truckers doing 150KPH on a meth bender ready to slice you in two.

(Russian dash cam vids - parts 1 -2933)

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at August 29, 2017 10:14 PM (MCEs2)

752 Wasn't Hopalong Cassidy Kermit the Frog's sidekick?

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 10:14 PM (RHNmi)

753 But this modern political stuff is all boiler plate. Read the headline, scan the 'graphs, is about all you need.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 29, 2017 10:11 PM (m9X4Y)


Tis true.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:15 PM (Pz4pT)

754 I have an autographed picture of Lash Larue that he gave me after a night of drinking straight likker and his offering to take a cigarette out of my mouth with that bullwhip. I turned him down on that but still have the picture. Looking at it right now.

Posted by: Eromero at August 29, 2017 10:15 PM (zLDYs)

755 That march from Charlottesville to Washington DC is in its second day.

Day 1: 200 marchers

Day 2: 35

Phhft.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 29, 2017 10:15 PM (3myMJ)

756 You know how the media falls back on "gaslighting" as their defense?


Yeah.


Like that. Everyday.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:15 PM (2wRtc)

757 Me, either. My phone can't even do that.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor
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I have no idea whether mine will or not. Don't care.

My phone is almost entirely used for the camera, generally I don't make or receive a single call for two or three months. Mrs. H and two or three close fiends are the only one's with the number.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 10:16 PM (/ZEVC)

758 Looks like Democrat Steam Control is going to turn off the funding spigots to Antifa and BLM.

Remember the Occupy movement? Stayed around until it started hurting the Democrat Party (AKA their paymasters).

Posted by: Donks Hate America at August 29, 2017 10:17 PM (qYCgM)

759 I have an autographed picture of Lash Larue that he gave me after a night of drinking straight likker and his offering to take a cigarette out of my mouth with that bullwhip. I turned him down on that but still have the picture. Looking at it right now.
Posted by: Eromero
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*tiptoes off of Eromeo's lawn*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 10:17 PM (/ZEVC)

760 I kinda think the prognosis is sadly accurate. At 80, it's unlikely anyone is going to be able to help her with the BPD. Most people half her age or a quarter her age never get the help they need, because it's expensive and it's time consuming and the person has to really commit to it.
===

I am very close to BPD. I can get better but never really goes away.

Mostly because , while there is a component of disorder, there is also a choice of bad behavior.

If there is a desire to change the behavior? There is hope for improvement. Tolerable improvement.

Not a cure.

Just better.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:12 PM (2wRtc)


I'm not entirely sure what "close to BPD" means.

The whole class of mental illness is not terribly well defined, EXCEPT for Borderline. It's pretty well mapped out.

I think if you have something else going on, I might suggest looking into finding someone who does ACT. What you describe there, the desire to change behavior, there is a way to refocus, and in very real ways, have the changes in behavior start to change the underlying disturbances.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:18 PM (Pz4pT)

761 It's a terribly sad existence, and the so-called mental health community is generally helpless to deal with it. Pee-sigh-chiatrists want to pretend it doesn't exist, because they have nothing to offer. Most therapists aren't trained to deal with it, and their usual bag of tricks are not only useless, but often feed the pathology.

You probably know this.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:13 PM (Pz4pT)


Yep. We didn't even suggest to her that she'd see a therapist because well....that wouldn't go well. She'd think we were out to get her...being a paranoid schizophrenic and all.

Exhausting...especially for my husband.

Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 10:18 PM (Enq6K)

762 The whole class of mental illness is not terribly well defined, EXCEPT for Borderline. It's pretty well mapped out.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:18 PM (Pz4pT)


I meant the Personality Disorders class. There are blurred lines between them, and often the label is unhelpful.

Except with Borderline.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:19 PM (Pz4pT)

763 Wasn't Hopalong Cassidy Kermit the Frog's sidekick?
Posted by: Ruthless
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You're thinking of Andy Devine.

"plunk your magic twanger Froggy!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2017 10:20 PM (/ZEVC)

764
I'm not entirely sure what "close to BPD" means.
===

Marriage.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:20 PM (2wRtc)

765 How many people on this blog even know who Hoppalong Cassidy was?

*raises hand*

Read Lamours' stories (he did some of the ghostwriting for the HC series as a young'un) as a kid.

Posted by: Grey Fox at August 29, 2017 10:20 PM (bZ7mE)

766 502,
"As the saying goes:



A friend will help you move.



A true friend will help you move a body."



Your BFF will make sure you never have to call to have the body moved, he's already made that problem disappear, forever.

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 29, 2017 10:20 PM (zOpu5)

767 Some of the Founding Fathers were Muslim
And Hopalong Cassidy was a Rapper
Real name Melvin

Posted by: 57 States Obama, Herstorian at August 29, 2017 10:20 PM (qYCgM)

768 So true, Tami. It is generational and really a gift that keeps on giving.

If you only knew.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:13 PM (2wRtc)


Soooo true. In my husband's family, it seems to only run on the female side though. Considering what some of our nieces and nephews have been through with their mothers and their grandma, it's truly amazing there aren't all in padded rooms. And in fact, some of them turned out to be really great adults.

Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 10:21 PM (Enq6K)

769 Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:13 PM (Pz4pT)


Yep. We didn't even suggest to her that she'd see a therapist because well....that wouldn't go well. She'd think we were out to get her...being a paranoid schizophrenic and all.

Exhausting...especially for my husband.
Posted by: Tami at August 29, 2017 10:18 PM (Enq6K)


Slightly seriously, some folks with such conditions can be persuaded to see a therapist.. if it's explained that the therapy is designed to help them put up with YOU!

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:21 PM (Pz4pT)

770 Crazy does not want to have it pointed out to them. Their world view is one of suspicion and that goes double for anyone including family, therapists or whoever who might suggest there is a problem of any kind with the idea that people are talking inside your head and hiding in the back yard ready to jump out from behind the bushes. I lived with that for 30 years. It is not fun.

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 10:22 PM (RHNmi)

771 I'm not entirely sure what "close to BPD" means.
===

Marriage.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:20 PM (2wRtc)


Oh! Got it. Sorry.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:22 PM (Pz4pT)

772 I think if you have something else going on, I might suggest looking into finding someone who does ACT. What you describe there, the desire to change behavior, there is a way to refocus, and in very real ways, have the changes in behavior start to change the underlying disturbances.
===

It ain't me.

Already did the psychobabble gobbledy gook.

In the end, either you learn to deal with it and set new parameters or you walk away from it.

Still believe from over 25 years of experience that it is more behavioral habit and choice than disordered personality.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:23 PM (2wRtc)

773 gardening is my centering activity. Well, prayer and attendance at religious services are first. I started tinkering on the piano, haven't played in years. Also feeling the urge to paint again. Brother ace so true that life is too short to get sucked into the latest vortex of screech.

Posted by: kallisto at August 29, 2017 10:24 PM (qV5PD)

774 Since no one bothered to come downstairs and say say so, ONT is up.

Posted by: GOULD at August 29, 2017 10:24 PM (OT5I1)

775 OK, we're all willowed now! Hasta la vista Morons.

Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 10:24 PM (RHNmi)

776 Crazy does not want to have it pointed out to them. Their world view is one of suspicion and that goes double for anyone including family, therapists or whoever who might suggest there is a problem of any kind with the idea that people are talking inside your head and hiding in the back yard ready to jump out from behind the bushes. I lived with that for 30 years. It is not fun.
Posted by: Ruthless at August 29, 2017 10:22 PM (RHNmi)


True. I also know people who are well and truly medicated to the point of living a good and decent life. They know better than anyone else, and are the most faithful about taking their meds.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:24 PM (Pz4pT)

777 Habits can be changed through re-orientation.

Behavior is usually attacked with drugs.

Neither one is easy. No choice is a good one.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:24 PM (2wRtc)

778 Slightly seriously, some folks with such conditions can be persuaded to
see a therapist.. if it's explained that the therapy is designed to help
them put up with YOU!
---

hahaha.

There's an episode of the King of Queen where they send Arthur to a psychiatrist. He's miserable, and so is everyone else.

Then Carrie, the wife goes, she's miserable, and so is everyone else.

Finally, they send Doug, the only sane one, to the psychiatrist. He's on meds and in therapy to cope, but the wife and father in law are happy and dysfunctional

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2017 10:26 PM (aT+Bx)

779 People don't come with warning labels.


'Night you freaking beautiful morons.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:27 PM (2wRtc)

780 Still believe from over 25 years of experience that it is more behavioral habit and choice than disordered personality.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at August 29, 2017 10:23 PM (2wRtc)


ACT is relatively new, and takes an approach very much like what you are describing.

It does not replace, nor try to replace DBT as the treatment of choice, but if that's been tried, and the person is willing, it's worth considering. The benefit is, unlike DBT, it doesn't necessarily involve having to buy into all that "psychobabble." If she's dealing with a therapist, they can add in some simple components that might improve on where things now stand. Not just behavior change, but real relief from the constant struggle.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:29 PM (Pz4pT)

781 Life is short... Tell me about it... someone who turned 60 this year.

Posted by: Yep at August 29, 2017 10:31 PM (qgJK7)

782 Time for me to go. The ONT'ers are up there doing their thing. And I got things to do me own self..

Posted by: BurtTC at August 29, 2017 10:31 PM (Pz4pT)

783 Mike Hammer, you can stay on my lawn long as you like. Just mowed it today. Lash Larue was staying in Sanford North Carolina in 1984. Met him in a bar when I was Navy recruiting. navy recruiters used to have lots of fun back then. Nowadays, probably not since they have a goal for more than 2 genders.

Posted by: Eromero at August 29, 2017 10:34 PM (zLDYs)

784 "Really good poetry has to be read aloud. I got in trouble over Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' in English class."

So true. My interpretation of The Raven is of a narrator gradually descending into madness and screaming his despair contrasted with the unvarying and cold 'nevermore'. Scared the hell out of the professor.

Other good poems to read aloud: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Shakespeare's Sonnets, and most anything by Tennyson. It can add dimensions to the verse and, frankly, is a lot of fun.

Posted by: JTB at August 29, 2017 10:36 PM (V+03K)

785 Urge to paint again? Kallisto, are you Donald Fagan?

Posted by: Eromero at August 29, 2017 10:36 PM (zLDYs)

786 My husband and I bought a 32 ft. RV motorhome. We only have internet at campgrounds that offer it. We are traveling America. We are home right now to have my car tuned up since we tow it. We don't tweet and I got off Fakebook in January. Our children have our number if there is a family emergency, but they are in the Trump Derangement Syndrome and rarely call us. Our neighbor will call us if our house is burning down. I am loving it. If the civil war comes, we won't find out until later.

Posted by: abby at August 29, 2017 10:45 PM (HBU7W)

787 I was driving behind a guy today and the sign in his back window was..
"Work hard, Millions of welfare
people need you to support them."

The other one said "This truck was made by wrenches, not chopsticks".

I'm wondering if I ran across an AOS Moron.

Posted by: Farmer at August 29, 2017 11:04 PM (yJ1e6)

788 I've built and flown old time model airplanes for 35 plus years now. The planes were all designed in the 1930s and early 1940s--they're made of balsa wood, silk and tissue.
I started modeling again (I'd done it as a kid) when my family and career were well established. I needed to do somethng with my hands--writing contracts and setting up joint ventures was interesting enough but it was all words on paper--not much tangible there.

I'm in my mid 70's now, but many of my modeling friends are 10 years or more older--but still going strong. One of them recently said that, "When you get to be 80, you need two things---a pet and a hobby." Before he could finish that phrase, another fellow popped in with ' And a good bowel movement".

Well I dunno; I like my hobby and I like my dog. And she doesn't talk about Trump, Schumer, Pelosi or Ryan--kinda peaceful in fact.

And in the words of that old country song (particularly applicable when I think of Pelosi) "If I can't be Number One in your heart (and I know San Fran Nan doesn't think much of me) then Number Two on you!" That's a phrase you can live with when you think of your average politician of either party who gives diddly squat about you and any problems you may have.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at August 29, 2017 11:17 PM (Sda6L)

789 does anyone else remember all the "i'm literally shaking" and "i'm on the verge of tears" and "my nine year old son just asked me if we are in a fascist dictatorship" tweets from the blue checkmark mafia over the last year or two, whenever trump would give a speech?

yeah, here's the thing - it was all bullshit. they weren't "literally" shaking. however, they did want their low-IQ followers to follow their (fake news) lead and begin to literally shake themselves.

the media is intentionally trying to destroy the country. that is not hyperbole.

Posted by: Small Rivers at August 29, 2017 11:21 PM (KL5Ns)

790 I guess I'll put this here for the 100 or so people that might see it. Might repeat it in the ONT so it can get ignored there, too.

America has NOT gone crazy. We are being gaslighted and Tokyo Rosed.

Imagine for a minute a world where Trump lost: The immediate - and I mean IMMEDIATE - message from the lunatics in the asylum would have been about COMING TOGETHER. MOVING ON. ACCEPTING REALITY. How TIRED everyone was of hearing about damn politics after 15 months of the election.

They would have been on their high, high, high, HIGH horses about it like they were when Trump mentioned he wouldn't accept the election results if he lost. They SHRIEKED. They WAILED. They PRETENDED they were HORRIFIED.

They set the rules of the discussion but the net effect is people are going to slowly check out. The way people are checking out of sports and movies and everything else. Everyone is moving slowly apart and although it sucks, that will be a net good thing because we will be less herd-able. The media is taking advantage of the fact that we all came together for the last 50 or so years to have a shared enjoyed experience of social humanity. Because everything was relatively normal and they had to pretend they were normal because they wanted everyone to believe they were not "biased". Remember those days?

Eight years of Trump is gonna be a long damn time. Think about how much this country changed under Obama. Well, you're gonna have even more change and not all of it for the worse. In fact, much of it will be for the better. As we are driven apart, we are going to be back to living our lives the way *we* want to. Trump is getting government out of our life in a way to an extent the Democrats fear the most. They NEED to be in our life, threatening us constantly. As people get driven away from the lunatic media, their ability to threaten us and make us FEEL threatened is going to lessen. Their noise and shrieking is going to become background noise.

They have ratcheted the meaningless word "racist" up to "Nazi". Where does it go from there? Without their threatening government, there is nowhere. And there will be no threat because Trump will not be supporting or pushing their threat into our lives. Eight years is a long time. Within another year, the sane people of this country will have tuned the media's gaslighting and wailing out. It's a waiting game.

Believe it or not, we are nearing the end of the journalistic and media influence as you have ever known it for your entire life. The first reverberations of an echo are almost as loud as the original sound. Then the wave decreases very fast. We are on the edge of a decrease like you have never seen or experienced or can imagine. Their rending of our nation and their nonstop hysterical tone is going to be their downfall. Serenity is coming. The wailing echo will become background noise, then a whisper, then a nothing.

Source: Guy who told you Trump was going to become President from August 2015 on.

Posted by: Mega at August 30, 2017 12:00 AM (rv0Fo)

791 Really Good post, Ace

I have a chartable endeavor. It is the church I serve.
I usually don't take insults too personally from people who don't know me IRL and whom, I haven't had a relationship with. I find a lot of time in prayer and silence helps. I deliberately choose to have a phone which I can only text and call from not have internet access. I spend a lot of time here, but don't have news on all the time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 30, 2017 12:49 AM (iVOAv)

792 I am reading on my Kindle much more on my Kindle so when I look at my phone I can read books instead of anxiety inducing news. Still can't stay away completely but it's better. I'm on my second book on Freud. He was real sick puppy huh.

Posted by: Whitney at August 30, 2017 07:00 AM (MRyrT)

793 Why aren't those damn millionaires boats in HUSTON?

Posted by: saf at August 30, 2017 07:13 AM (cS/ge)

794 The US has reached bottom and the country is turning around.

What proves it? (rhetorical question) The public hysteria of the queers and the DC carpetbaggers. The loony spell check want to change baggers to beggars which is just about right.

All it takes is for one crazy-agency not to be funded. That will happen soon.

Posted by: Mudd at August 30, 2017 08:30 AM (cfHE9)

795 But Melania's shoes!!!!

Yes, tend your own garden. Don't be sucked in. Concentrate on work, family, friends.

I have been stepping back since Obama became the Democratic candidate for president; I simply thought everyone who worshiped him had gone off the deep end and I quickly saw that any criticism of him brought out the loonies in full force. And since I spent all but the last five months of his administration unable to find a decent full-time job, it wasn't too difficult to tune out. Now, of course, the raptures over Obama have been replaced with complete mouth-foaming lunacy.

I still Facebook, but I've filtered out a lot of the nonsense and when it erupts, I just go right on past. Sometimes, I'm tempted to tear into somebody, but it passes. (Sometimes I give in, usually with a smart ass comment, just to relieve the tension.)

Posted by: Rachel at August 30, 2017 09:21 AM (qCCKi)

796 The source of most American craziness is Prog (1984) Ed, based on the tyrant's creed :morals are relative and the tyrant's motto "No proposition can be proved true, except that I'm in charge saying what is what."

We must defund Prog (1984) Ed in K-12, university and grad school; replacing the anti-brain and anti-republic pedagogy with Western (1776) Enlightenment and its love of Natural Law, Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.

Where do Antifa Idiots come from? Prog Ed. Where do idiot journalists come from? Prog Ed. Where do Bush/Obama/Clinton types come from? Prog Ed. Where do bad voters come from? Prog Ed. What is the school in all ghettos and inner cities of America? Prog Ed. What is the problem in Chicago, L.A., D.C., NYC and Boston? Prog Ed. Almost everything will be made better by defunding Prog (1984) Ed and replacing it with Western (1776) Enlightenment. This is the fix that fixes all things.

Posted by: Robert Winkler Burke at August 30, 2017 12:09 PM (c3Fbv)

797 You may not be interested in the crazies, but the crazies are interested in you.

Posted by: Herrman at August 30, 2017 12:34 PM (+rxLQ)

798 Mass immigration and tribal voting has put the political left close to totalitarian power. They can smell it, they can taste it, but they can't yet get their hands on it. But it's almost here and they rightly feel they no longer have to hold back to politically appease the no longer existing "silent majority." This is all the consequence of open borders, and you ain't seen nothing yet.

Posted by: jb at August 30, 2017 12:43 PM (KTSVS)

799 This is a very good post, and I agree with most of it. I have long felt that the more extreme progressives had lost whatever grip on reality that they had long before the election of Donald Trump. I actually blame that on the leftist-brainwashing that is American public schools. But Trump's election, IMHO, triggered a massive collective disassociation from reality in people on the left. They had a choice: they could either accept the reality that at least half the country rejected their idea of how the world should be (and perhaps concede some ground on their crazy anti-western civilization agenda), or they could retreat into insanity, barfing up a zillion conspiracy theories to explain that their vision of the world can not possibly be rejected by other people on reasonable grounds, but can only be rejected due to evil. We know which way they went.

On the idea of withdrawing and focusing on something concrete you can build, I totally agree and for more than just helping you avoid the insanity that's all around us. It's somewhat passive-aggressive, but having (and being known to have) some kind of intense hobby is great for avoiding situations where you don't want to be around people for many reasons. Your girl wants you to go to some man-hating play that's all the rage? "Sorry, you know that I'm totally into book reviews, and have to finish a book I'm reading so I can review it. You have fun, though" Someone wants you to attend a political rally? "Sorry, I'm expecting a part for the car that I'm restoring to arrive that day, and I'm behind on my timeline goal for the restoration."

Posted by: Kenneth Green at August 30, 2017 01:07 PM (9Jbp/)

800 Frankly, I see it as a form of rabies. It infects people, destroys their minds and then drives them to infect other people.

Much like zombies.

And frankly there is only one real cure.

Posted by: Frank Tauss at August 30, 2017 01:11 PM (c7PCO)

801 or we could admit we've been looking in the wrong direction, turn, and give glory and thanks to God for delivering us, and get to building our lives on the Rock.

Posted by: Kohelet at August 30, 2017 02:45 PM (fSf/G)

802 I'm just enjoying watching Keith Olbermann going totally bat-sh*t crazy. I just hope he has no weapons and that someone secures him in a proper institution before he actually turns violent.

Listening to his insanity turned up to 11 is fascinating.

https://tinyurl.com/ybrr5rnn

Posted by: Stephen E. Wright at August 30, 2017 03:09 PM (OYoKG)

803 Its not that "evolution has halted" it is, rather, that humans are evolving into a measurably less intelligent species.

We are devolving in numerous other ways as well.

There is nothing mysterious about this.

It is very simple: The most capable and intelligent among us have, for a few generations already, reproduced the least (if at all). Meanwhile, the stupid, the lazy, the inbred are reproducing at the highest rates.

The results should surprise no one.

Posted by: Aarradin at August 31, 2017 05:33 AM (+7Wfv)

804 I think we are in the beginning of a dystopian era. I call it 'The Age of Irrationality and Mental Illness.' We can change our course, but as of now I'm not optimistic about that happening. Things look likely to get far worse before they improve...we'll see...

Posted by: Tom Stelene at September 02, 2017 01:51 PM (OYawh)

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