Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread. Take a break from your weekend activities and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

As a boy who lived in a rural setting I was use to being chased by dogs on my bike. Never chased by one of these. Horses on the loose.

While we are on the biking kick. Any of you cyclists have an issue with a moose?

Animal rights? Well explain that to the rabbit.


Is life better with a dog? You decide. Be nice.


A cute little Plumber's Helper. h/t redc1c4


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Meet The PetMorons


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You have posted pictures of my Belgian Malinois, Keeper, and my German Shepherd, Flynn, before. We lost Keeper last year at a little over 13 years old. It was and has been devastating for me. What I didn't realize was how it would affect Flynn. After he was gone, Flynn would not go into the spare bedroom where Keeper slept every night. I tried taking her the dog park where we spent so much time. She would make it through the gate and then just shut down. I could not get her to go any further into the park and she completely ignored any dogs that tried to interact with her. She just sat there facing the gate and wanting to leave. It was heartbreaking. On the anniversary of Keeper's death, I tried again. I took the day off of work and when we got to the park she actually walked in and down to the lake. I got the biggest stick I could find and threw it over and over into the lake for her to chase. We now go every week and she's very excited to get there. The last year has been a difficult transition but Flynn and I are adjusting. Keeper was the very heart of me. He was my protector, my running buddy, and the love of my life. Rest in peace, Baby Boy. The first picture is both of the dogs in better times. The second picture is Keeper's last trip to the beach. The third is a recent pic of Flynn at the dog park.

If this is too long or there are too many pics I understand if it can't make the pet thread.

Thanks, Susie

Your welcome Susie. So, will a new puppeh help? Just an idea.

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Hello! Long time lurker, never poster, SK here. These are my two beauties, Fleury (the small grey one) and Beam. They are polar opposites! Fleury is a sweet, tiny kitty, weighing around 5.5 lbs. We got her in Canada, and named her for the hockey goalie, Marc Andre Fleury. Beam is a brute who loves only his mom! He weighs in at around 14.5 lbs. He hails from Kentucky and is named for Jim Beam, Kentucky whiskey! They are my pride and joy. Thanks for the Pet thread - I look forward to it all week!

Sarah

Good thing you didn't name that little one Gump Worsley. A nice pair of pets who look like they have the world by the tail. Thanks for thinking of us and sending in this photo.

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This is my old cat Jack, back when he was young. I'm having him put down tomorrow. He started losing the use of his back legs and now he's losing use of the front ones. He's had a good fifteen years but now it's time. Out of the many cats I've owned, he is the best.

“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930

Teri

So sorry to hear about your loss Teri. The time flies by with a pet.

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Ol' Busted Leg, Audrey Claire, part German Shepherd, part pit bull, and I had been working on staying the hell out of the road for nigh on two months, but it obviously hadn't taken yet. As I was doing things in the back of the house, she slipped off unnoticed. I heard the screech of tires then a yelp and I instantly knew what happened. When I'd gotten around to the front of the house, the gal who hit her had stopped and was frantically searching around and under car for my pup. I saw Audrey in the drainage ditch sitting up in the tall grass as though nothing had happened. I was relieved - until I saw her leg, mangled and bloody. I fully expected amputation. And I was pissed, both at her for running into the street and myself for not keeping better watch. The gal asked if the dog was okay.

"No. You broke her leg."

"I didn't do it!"

I was stunned, "Well, it sure as hell didn't break spontaneously!" My anger turned from myself and the dog toward the woman. I let her have it with both barrels, calling her the most awful names you can imagine.

I immediately put Audrey in the Jeep and took her to the Vet emergency room. X-rays showed the break was at the growth plate in her ankle, a pretty good place if you simply must have a broken leg. I calmed down and upon reflection, I realized the woman meant it wasn't her fault, not that she didn't do it - simply a poor choice of words at the wrong time. Haven't seen her since.

I've had problems keeping her out of the stream and from rough-housing with Eleanor, her 'sister'. I've had to take her in to have the split changed twice. The first time she dove headlong into the stream and got the splint completely saturated with water. The second time she ran/jumped right the hell out of it! What a true 'Ron!

Anyway, Ol' Busted Leg is doing fine. -Howard

Quite the adventure there. On a serious note did you have pet insurance or did you take a 2nd mortgage out? Thanks for the submission.

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So, here's the latest on our feral cat Assner - who, by the way, was not named for actor Ed Asner. The origin of the cat's name is a silly little story.

Anyway, Assner went in this past Tuesday for her spay procedure and is now recovering before we release her back outside. Sadly, that first litter she had didn't survive. My husband and I searched around the property (with a few tick travelers....rural livin'!) and never found anything, not even remains. There are coyotes around here and relatively close to the house, so they may have fallen victim to a pack, we just don't know.

The neighbor's male barn cat kept calling on Assner, and funnily enough was prowling our yard they day Assner was up at the clinic. I remarked that he (I named him Gomer) was going to be disappointed when Assner recuperated.

As of now, though, I'm keeping Assner comfortable, warm, and fed while she heals up, and in a few days we'll set her free. The picture is pre-surgery, when she was on our deck "talking" to Boots and Smokey. - Victoria


Good luck on her recovery. And good luck keeping the coyotes away. Thanks for the submission.

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What a group of loved and pampered PetMorons. Thank you for sharing!

Do you have a pet photo you would like to share? Or do you have a tip, story or video related to pets/animals? You can reach us here at: petmorons at gmail dot com

You folks and critters have a great week!!!

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1 Some gave all

Posted by: BigZesty at May 26, 2018 02:52 PM (IyKLO)

2 st?

Posted by: Norman at May 26, 2018 02:52 PM (gLp8g)

3 https://tinyurl.com/y76z729z

Canine officer's son. Try not to tear up a bit. I dare ya.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 26, 2018 02:56 PM (NXsWM)

4 The moose thing is fairly common here this time of year. Lots of mama moose protecting their little ones. Lots of hungry bears wandering around looking to eat one, so everyone is a bit on edge.

This idiot came too close, that's all. It's not like some of the bike paths here--he could see her if he looked. The bike path out by Pt. Woronzof is woods all the way, and I've come a bit close to a moose out there without seeing her right away. Some ladies got stomped out there last spring. Maybe a good place to wait until summer to bike.

That is a cool stretch of road where it passes a huge flag on a flagpole that marks the edge of JBER (Joint Base Elmendorf Ft. Richardson). The Fish and Game guys monitored her and she finally took her baby through the moose fence gates onto base, and now the bike path is open again.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 26, 2018 03:00 PM (NXsWM)

5 I'd like to ask you all for prayers. My son's lab Gunner ate rat poison this morning. It took us 2.5 hours to find a vet who would treat an emergency on this holiday weekend. They did everything they could do but things aren't looking good right now. He is the best dog ever. Thank you in advance.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 26, 2018 03:00 PM (iXmy8)

6 Teri - hugs. It is such a difficult thing to say goodbye.

Posted by: IC at May 26, 2018 03:01 PM (PEJUg)

7 >>>Animal rights? Well explain that to the rabbit.

Huh huh huh huh. I need to get a twained eagle.

Posted by: Elmer Fudd at May 26, 2018 03:01 PM (/qEW2)

8 @5, Muad'dib! That is awful. I will pray for a miracle..

Posted by: IC at May 26, 2018 03:02 PM (PEJUg)

9 I did have Jack put down on Thursday, a week later than when I sent out the picture. I gave him another week because it seemed like he felt better. Then he couldn't raise his head and seemed to be having some problems breathing. We had the vet check him out and he agreed it was time. He went quickly. I've never seen anything progress like this. In a month's time, he went from having some problems with his back legs to being unable to get up or turn over.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 26, 2018 03:03 PM (Lqy/e)

10 What is it about a bike that makes some people believe they are invincible?

Note: the three quarter ton animal has right of way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 26, 2018 03:04 PM (ycWCI)

11 And the SJW's haven't torn it down yet over the dog named "Nig"?

They will.

Posted by: The Wolf at May 26, 2018 03:05 PM (pxOl8)

12 The boy and I biked to the Campbell Creek Estuary Park yesterday--about 3.5 miles. So begins the year of evil bike butt. We watched sandhill cranes, a whole mess of ducks, a couple of eagles, and a really big hawk who thought we might be lunch, although he figured it out eventually. Anchorage is a different sort of city (in more than one way) in that you can be in the city but you might as well be in the boonies in some places.

Today we take the I-didn't-dogs to University Lake to chase ducks and run around in the woods and get nice and filthy. A dirty dog is a happy dog.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 26, 2018 03:05 PM (NXsWM)

13 Rat poison is awful stuff Prayers for Gunnar. I have a friend that lost her husband. A week later, both her dogs got into rat poison. She lost one over it. There are poisons that are less toxic to dogs and cats, but most folks use the cheap stuff.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 26, 2018 03:06 PM (Lqy/e)

14 In a month's time, he went from having some problems with his back legs to being unable to get up or turn over.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 26, 2018 03:03 PM (Lqy/e)

I am beginning to believe that God makes dogs' lives short so that we learn how to grieve. It's a very hard thing, indeed.

{{{hugs}}}

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 26, 2018 03:07 PM (NXsWM)

15 Note: the three quarter ton animal has right of way.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 26, 2018 03:04 PM (ycWCI)

It's not legal to shoot a moose in Anchorage. More's the pity. Every time that one young bull wanders in to my yard, all I can think is "Get in my freezer!!!"

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 26, 2018 03:08 PM (NXsWM)

16 Great picture at the top. Very fitting.

Never been chased by a moose, but, I was riding through Edina, MN and startled a deer that was in the front yard of a house, Poor thing took off and that's when I found out deer hooves don't do well on concrete.

Another time, I was out riding a country road on my bicycle, came around a corner and a real live bull, horns and all, was standing along side the road. (there are a few cattle ranchers in the area where I currently live) Being as the bull was keeping an eye on me, I found it prudent to put the pedals down and get a move on.

Anyway, great pet pics! Thank you for posting.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 26, 2018 03:09 PM (WEBkv)

17 Nice pets Ya'll!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 26, 2018 03:10 PM (EoRCO)

18 So sad to lose such close friends. Joyful memories to all of you.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 03:12 PM (MIKMs)

19 This is the only place I can tell this story as you all will surely understand.

When I was dating my now wife, her pooch of many, many years passed away. As my dear lived in a condo and I owned my own home, we decided to bury Ginger in the backyard at my house.

We soon married and now Mrs. TP and her kids moved in with me and my kids. It turned out that my house was too small for us and all of our children so, we bought a bigger house about a mile down the road after about 9 months together in my original home.
My wife was troubled by leaving G in the old house's back yard but I prevailed upon her there was nothing to be done about it. I told her, *honestly, have you ever tried to get the smell of a dead body out of the trunk?* On the day the new owners of my old house were to take possession, I was out of town on business.

Shortly before the new owners took possession, my wife and her daughter dug up Ginger and placed her remains in a red wagon and walked the wagon and dog to the new house along with a few scoopfuls of dirt from where I had scattered Mrs TP #1's ashes.

They both now rest comfortably in our back yard.

There are many reasons I do not mess with my wife, but this is the biggest one.

She really loved that dog.


Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2018 03:12 PM (9rIkM)

20 Tom Cat brought us a small possum last night.

He likes to share his kills.

Good kitty.

Posted by: ALH at May 26, 2018 03:12 PM (cAj82)

21 >>>The Fish and Game guys monitored her and she finally took her baby through the moose fence gates onto base, and now the bike path is open again.

State/local governments are too deferential towards dangerous animals. Fortunately, that seems to be reversing. Wyoming says it's ok to hunt grizzlies. When these things start to become a hazard, let people hunt them until the populations come down sufficiently to remove the threat.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 03:12 PM (/qEW2)

22 Four weeks ago yesterday I had to put our sweet kitty Sandy down. She would have been 17 in August.

It's been really, really hard. Haven't been without a kitty during our 32+ years of marriage.

Don't know if I can work up the courage to adopt another. They die too soon.Anyhow, RIP sweet, sweet tiny little girl.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 26, 2018 03:12 PM (ptqGC)

23 newish neighbor's formerly indoor cat now working on being feral outdoor cat, but has taken to sleeping in a kitty nest pile of leaves by my door. has begun to allow brief petting.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Calhoon Kenobe at May 26, 2018 03:15 PM (VuR6/)

24 Shortly before the new owners took possession, my wife and her daughter
dug up Ginger and placed her remains in a red wagon and walked the wagon
and dog to the new house along with a few scoopfuls of dirt from where I
had scattered Mrs TP #1's ashes. They both now rest comfortably in our back yard. There are many reasons I do not mess with my wife, but this is the biggest one.
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Brains and heart. A great woman. I hope you know how very, very fortunate you are.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 03:17 PM (MIKMs)

25 has begun to allow brief petting. Posted by: Adobe Juan Calhoon Kenobe at May 26, 2018 03:15 PM (VuR6/)
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When it brings you mice or other vermin, you have arrived and been blessed.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 03:19 PM (MIKMs)

26 The fox should've hung on longer. The eagle might have gotten fatigued carrying around the extra weight.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 03:22 PM (/qEW2)

27 One of my Siamese cats is resting in the kitchen with one eye open for any "food" action. The other one is sleeping between my wife's legs...Typical day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2018 03:23 PM (SjImc)

28 ... and on the seventh day the Lord rested, except for creating dogs, so Marines could have someone to look up to.

Posted by: Sendarius at May 26, 2018 03:23 PM (iIDgc)

29 Bears are bad here this year with the drought. I think it was last weekend, a 4 or 5 yo little girl was attacked in her yard. Thankfully, she survived.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2018 03:25 PM (LBSeG)

30 Why does Trump hate dogs ?

Posted by: Harry at May 26, 2018 03:26 PM (eOYN0)

31 I brought four cats with me when I moved here in 2009. (Actually six because I took in two that had belonged to a man at church who'd passed on). I buried three of those in the backyard myself plus two of my husband's cats. One of the rescues disappeared and the other died of kidney failure. The vet dealt with Louie's remains. I had Jack cremated and will bury them in the backyard near his buddies. I'm down to four cats. Maybe I'll be ready for a kitten after the move. I knew I couldn't move a paralyzed cat cross country and this had been his home for a long time.

When the two old dogs died, not long after my husband, I scattered their ashes off the High Bridge. I'd scattered my husband's ashes there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 26, 2018 03:26 PM (Lqy/e)

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Posted by: tcn in AK at May 26, 2018 03:00 PM (NXsWM)






One of my fondest memories of being stationed at Richardson back in the 80s was seeing a brand new 2LT (West Pointer) being chased through the woods by an angry momma moose.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 26, 2018 03:28 PM (XWkhW)

33 Went to our local FFL yesterday to pick up my husband's new toy. Guy has 2 cats, one is a bold 3 legged guy. The other one is super skittish, doesn't like strangers. So ...I had both cats all over me the whole time???? The guy and his wife couldn't believe the shy cat took to me like that. They said you never see her when a stranger is over. I've never had a cat before but they sure seem to like me for some reason....

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 03:28 PM (kufk0)

34 I know I have talked about this before, but 3yo grandson has decided he is now a cat. He has played dog for quite a while, but now he is hissing and scratching. Cat is a growler, and has terrified him for about a year, does this mean he is getting over his fear? I don't know what to do. 1yo pets cat and brings him toys until he walks away.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 03:28 PM (MIKMs)

35 I like to tell people that old dogs die to give room in our lives for puppies. I guess, if you want a longer lived pet, you get a parrot. The damn things live forever.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 26, 2018 03:28 PM (Lqy/e)

36 Live camera of osprey nest on the island where I live:

https://tinyurl.com/y872d8xt

The chick is yuge now, exercising its wings, and learning to feed itself. The little bastard murdered its one sibling when they were small (they hatched a few days apart, and the older one wouldn't let the younger one eat and pecked it viciously) while the parents watched. The one unfertilized egg is still in the nest.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 26, 2018 03:30 PM (ptqGC)

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I told her, *honestly, have you ever tried to get the smell of a dead body out of the trunk?*






*blink*

*blink*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 26, 2018 03:32 PM (XWkhW)

38 Why does Trump hate dogs ?
Posted by: Harry at May 26, 2018 03:26 PM (eOYN0)

You shouldn't have pissed on his leg, harry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 03:33 PM (WFV7d)

39 They said you never see her when a stranger is over. I've never had a
cat before but they sure seem to like me for some reason....
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You don't know about the invisible cat signs, glowing in neon, with 'sucker' all over your face.

Cat people tell me that cats like people who don't like cats because nothing is expected of the cat.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 03:34 PM (MIKMs)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Memorial Day Weekend 2018 [KT]

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I've been saving the glamorous photo above for a while now. This is the note that came with it. Hope I timed the photo about right:

This may be a bit early as we're still being told to expect what they laughingly call a 'wintry mix' of rain, sleet, ice and/or snow for tomorrow. Damned good thing we have 'global warming,' or we'd really be up a creek. Anyhow: Once this is done with and the WX starts gettin' more - umm - 'seasonal,' these will make their appearance and put their fragrance in the air. When that happens, I shall break out a mint julep and put 'When It's Sleepy Time Down South' on the wind-up phonygraph ... enjoy.
Dr No

Hello, friends. While some of us are facing a really big storm, we have some garden topics that might remind us that it is still Memorial Day Weekend. Plus something fun for the kids.

Our Heritage:

I love this photo from Illiniwek:

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This is one from the old house looking onto the garden as it is disced. One note says 1938, but another note says the well went in in 1941. The chicken house and wash house were in by 1920, I think. The peonies are in bloom. Concord grapes, and early thirties ... Model T?

Peonies remind me of Memorial Day. And Illiniwek still has some growing. They live a LONG time. These are behind some lilies in bud and the camera focus is on the lilies. This scene reminds me of a memorial park. Maybe it's just because it's this weekend:

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Here's a photo I took during my father-in-law's services at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

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And here is a photo of Illiniwek's everbearing lilacs that just bloomed. "Their best display ever". Some years, growing up, we had lilacs on Memorial Day. I remember being excited when I first heard of re-blooming lilac varieties. Looks like Illiniwek is doing well with his lilac. The re-bloomers may not re-bloom as enthusiastically in the Midwest as is some other places.

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Forget-me-nots and Fairy Gardens

I thought it would be fun to include a close-up of a tiny flower from lurker NadineCharmichael's Fairy Garden. Forget-me-nots just happen to fit in with a Memorial Day Weekend theme. It is often used as a symbol of remembrance.

I never considered myself a gardener until I had kids and thought a veg garden would be fun for them. Found out I liked tending it more than the kids! My new hobby has expanded to include 4 gardens and 2 large containers, and now my husband isn't sure if my fabric-hoarding habit is better or worse than my gardening habit. . .

These are forget-me-nots. I know anything else about them. They're tiny but probably one of my favorite flowers. Simple and sweet and breath-takingly beautiful ("Just like you!" - my husband on the couch.) These are the background in my kid's fairy garden. They seem to thrive on partial shade, average water, clay soil, earthworm castings, and marginal neglect.

So, do you think this is what a fairy's eye view would be?

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The Official State Flower of Alaska is Myosotis alpestris, the Alpine Forget-me-not. But they grow garden Forget-me-nots there, too. There are other attractive species, but only two real Forget-me-nots are commonly seen in gardens in the Lower 48. The first is M. scorpoides, True Forget-me-nots, Water Forget-me-not or Scorpion Grass. It is a true perennial that can become somewhat invasive in wet areas. The "scorpion" reference has to do with the way the flowers curve. This one starts with pink buds and the flowers then turn blue. See the little scorpion tail?

The other is M. sylvatica, the Wood Forget-me-not. It is grown as an annual or biennial and is available in blue, pink and white cultivars. It tends to self-sow where it is happy.

It took a long time for the Forget-me-not to become the Official State Flower of Alaska. Along the way, proposals were accompanied by the earnest rhetoric typical of new states joining the union. And the typical over-earnest poetry. Usually kind of sweet in a way. Here are the last 4 linwa of Esther Birdsall Darling's poem which accompanied a 1917 proposal:


So although they say we're living

In the land that God forgot,

We'll recall Alaska to them

With our blue Forget-me-not.

The background color of the State Flag of Alaska was chosen by its designer, a 13 year old Aleut boy who later became a diesel mechanic, to represent the sky and the Forget-me-not flower.

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If you visit the mountains of Alaska or Western Canada in summer, you might also see the Splendid Alpine Forget-me-not, Eritrichium splendens, a tiny plant with beautiful flowers that look a lot like garden forget-me-nots even though it is in a different plant genus.

The Giant Forget-me-not is also in another genus, a single species from New Zealand that will grow near the ocean, in salt spray.

I think the flowers of the Giant Forget-me-not look a lot like those of the Chinese Forget-me-not, another plant you can grow in your garden. It may take more sun than true forget-me-nots. Best sown where they are to bloom. Note that the flowers don't have the yellow central ring or white bee guides of the real Forget-me-nots in Nadine's garden. It blooms in late summer in most places, earlier if started indoors or in the fall. It prefers cool summers, not too humid.

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This plant has flowers a little larger than the flowers of real Forget-me-nots, is grown as an annual or biennial, and has a native perennial cousin in the mountains of Oregon and California. There is also a wild relative in the Eastern USA and Canada, Blue Houndstongue or Wild Comfrey (often seen after fires). And a troublesome weed imported from Europe.


Cynoglossum Officinale
Common Hound's Tongue or Gypsy Flower, has pinkish or purplish flowers and smells like "rats and mice". Its burrs stick to the wool of sheep, and it can lead to photosensitivity in livestock if they eat the plants. As you may have guessed from the name, this plant was once used to treat a variety of illnesses. And:

By the end of the 1830s, doctors in England were using houndstooth as an antiaphrodisiac to combat venereal excesses.

In 1891, the U.S. state of Michigan identified hounds tooth, along with flea-bane, rag weed, burdock, cockle-bur, and stickseed, as some of the worst weeds in the state

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You don't want this one.

NOTE: They're not as bad as the one above, but the seeds of both Chinese Forget-me-nots and regular Forget-me-nots can stick to your clothes and to pets. They can be kind of a pain to remove. You might want to deadhead plants near paths, especially where dogs walk, or even remove the plants after they flower. But they are lovely. Henry David Thoreau wrote that:

the mouse-ear forget-me-not, Myosotis laxa, has now extended its racemes very much, and hangs over the edge of the brook. It is one of the most interesting minute flowers. It is the more beautiful for being small and unpretending; even flowers must be modest.

I like big flowers, but I've always had a soft spot for dinky flowers. Forget-me-nots, violets, Baby Blue Eyes, little Pinks, Viscaria, etc. Maybe we will need to revisit Fairy Gardens again in the future. In the meantime, Mike Hammer included a link to an ever-so-cute fungus in last week's comments. Did you see it?

Have to admit that this is the first time I've thought of "Fairy Gardens" and "Mike Hammer" at the same time.

By the way, this is NadineCharmichael's Fairy Garden. Some kids know they are loved.

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It's in a shady spot with poor soil, so the plants have to be survivors.

The painted rocks are courtesy of my mother, who has quite a flair for that sort of thing, and my kids love moving them all about the yard. The stone angel picture was a wedding gift from long ago. What does one do with a 20lb stone-cast and bronze angel plate? Hide it away for 10 years and then put it in the fairy garden!

Salvias and Hummingbirds

NadineCarmichael's Fairy Garden features a Salvia which I think is S. coccinea, a native to the Southeast.

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My 1988 edition of the Sunset Western Garden Book lists 12 species of salvia. My 2007 edition lists more than 60 species and cross-species hybrids, plus many named varieties. S. coccinea, one of the three most common salvias in nursery multi-packs around here today, was not listed in the 1988 edition. I am kind of partial to 'Coral Nymph'. Okay, its species name still says "red" but it's not exactly red.

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There are also white and lavender cultivars now. One writer described a white cultivar as smelling like a locker room. Might repel some insects. Who knows?

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Nadine also has a specimen Salvia that holds its own as a foliage plant.

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Her specimen salvia, called "Eucalytus Salvia" on the tag, may be related to Pineapple Sage. Do you love the fragrance of Pineapple Sage? Here's a recipe for Peach Jam with Pineapple Sage, no added pectin. And here's one for Blackberry and Pineapple Sage Soda

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Here's a kid-friendly site with lots of photos of hummers in Arizona and beyond.

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Broadbilled Hummingbird with Cherry Red Sage

Salvias and Hummingbirds seem made for each other. Especially certain species. Ten of them are listed at the bottom of the page. Most of them are rated for USDA Zones 8 and higher (not too cold hardy). Bonecrusher's recent mystery species (we think) makes the list.


The Salvia Study Group of Victoria
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We soon learnt about S. guaranitica the hard way - that it has tubers and will not only walk but run if the soil around it's base is disturbed.

The only way we were going to grow it was in a bottomless pot where it wouldn't escape. If it was planted in a garden and began to walk, then it had to be dug out and destroyed - all little bits will grow. It's perfect for planting out large areas, but definitely not for a small garden.

Here's one that's perennial in zones 5 - 9. Marketed for the Midwest. Four feet tall. Looks like a good hummingbird plant to me.

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Salvia Splendens doesn't make that Top 10 list despite the fact that it is a fabulous bedding plant, here in Taiwan at an international garden show. Wild designs are possible. Puts out some color.

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Trees, Bees and Allergies

Gordon sent in an interesting observation recently:

One of those things you never notice since it happens overhead is that bees fertilize maple trees. They are not easy to see but yesterday there were many.

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Gordon has accidentally hit upon a long-standing controversy about maple pollination: Are maples pollinated by wind or insects? They certainly attract pollinators. But some maples let pollen fly far on the wind, indicating wind pollination. Some trees are bisexual and some produce flowers of only one sex.

Some maples are rated amore allergenic than others. The Box Elder seems to be the most allergenic of the Acer genus. You can look up individual species of trees you are considering planting, plus more information here.

Expecting trouble with allergies at a picnic this weekend? Any tips for those who are expecting some trouble?


Gardens of The Horde

Linda has written in with a request for tips. She would love to be able to grow some Hygrangeas, if possible. Or some other nice perennials.

Almost all of my yard is heavily shaded, with oak, pine, hickory, and magnolia trees predominant.

I have a few - very few - sunny spots.

What does grow well:


  • Dogwood - in several spots, copious flowering
  • Magnolia - only one tree - the one in a very sunny spot - flowers beautifully each spring
  • Azaleas - multiple bushes, thrive in sun or shade, produce stunning displays in multiple colors
  • Jonquils - return each year, sun/shade
  • Roses - in the partly shady areas

I'd like to plant more perennials (OK, I'm basically lazy). I love hydrangeas, but am dubious whether I can get them to establish in my partly shady yard.

I said it's partly shady, but, really, it's MOSTLY shady - and has a very moist soil. I get mushrooms popping up every time there's a halfway good rain.

I live in SC, near Charlotte. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Sounds like a long-term project. Any ideas for Linda?

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1 Garden Thread!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 26, 2018 12:48 PM (MVjcR)

2 Hi, weasel!

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 12:50 PM (BVQ+1)

3 Back from 3 days as tick bait down on the farm.

Posted by: Weasel at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (MVjcR)

4 And how does your garden grow?

Posted by: Agro-Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (zCyNd)

5 Hi KT! Great job this week. Look at the flowers!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 26, 2018 12:52 PM (MVjcR)

6 Top Ten?

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 12:55 PM (vW8Mk)

7 NadineCarmichael has done a great job. I have never heard of a Eucalyptus Salvia. I wish growers would put the species or hybrid names on the tags. She says it smells citrus=y. The flowers, just starting to come out, look like Pineapple Sage.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 12:59 PM (BVQ+1)

8 Just popped in to say we just now got the tomato plants potted up along side a few purple petunias. Now we finish demolishing the old raised veggie beds. The soil is bad and full of weed seeds. We really don't need that much planting space anyway. Ever one have a safe and blessed Memorial day weekend.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 26, 2018 01:00 PM (myjNJ)

9 Weasel at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM
Ticks! Yuck. Any tick tips?

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:00 PM (BVQ+1)

10 Last night I dreamt that my garden was being destroyed by giant caterpillars. I wonder what it means.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:00 PM (vW8Mk)

11 madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 26, 2018 01:00 PM
Better to keep your garden to a controllable size, for soure.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:02 PM (BVQ+1)

12 One quick last thought.
Surfperch you may need a gun thread advice for those caterpillars. Alters all.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 26, 2018 01:02 PM (myjNJ)

13 I recall chancing upon a dreamy garden planted w/ forget me nots underneath a wisteria canopy. It was a misty day, a very light rain was falling, and I felt transported to a peaceful, ethereal world

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:02 PM (oxpQH)

14 9 Weasel at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM
Ticks! Yuck. Any tick tips?
Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:00 PM (BVQ+1)

I have tuck tips!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 26, 2018 01:02 PM (vW8Mk)

15 Yep. I'm apparently something of a tick magnate. Get it? Tick Magnate! HAHAHAHA! A little farm & garden humor. I crack myself up.
Anyhoo- I'm going to get a sprayer and turn the place into a super fund site. Not a fan of ticks.

Posted by: Weasel at May 26, 2018 01:05 PM (MVjcR)

16 The three strawberry plants I grew last year have sent runners. One of them popped up six feet away. I guess that means they survived the dreadful winter.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:06 PM (oxpQH)

17 If you get a chance, click on the link to the Taiwan Flower Show. Just before the brightest red Salvia photo.

There are reasons they uses Salvia Splendens for commercial bedding.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:06 PM (BVQ+1)

18 I better go stick those sunflower seeds in the ground while the moon is still waxing.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:07 PM (oxpQH)

19 That photo is lovely. Blooming right now in our (Connecticut) gardens: bleeding hearts, creeping phlox, flowering ferns, Solomon's seal, euphorbia, columbines, snow drops, trillium, one of our early day lilies (yellow), irises, lady's mantle, azaleas, rhodies, lilacs, beauty bushes and (very soon) peonies. The roses and summer perennials are just getting started.

Posted by: Caliban at May 26, 2018 01:07 PM (QE8X6)

20 Is it too late in the year to plant beans?

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:08 PM (vW8Mk)

21 kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:02 PM

How nice that the remembrance stayed with you.
And nice about the strawberries, too.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:09 PM (BVQ+1)

22 The stone angel picture is perfect for a fairy garden.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:10 PM (BVQ+1)

23 15 Yep. I'm apparently something of a tick magnate. Get it? Tick Magnate! HAHAHAHA! A little farm & garden humor. I crack myself up.
Anyhoo- I'm going to get a sprayer and turn the place into a super fund site. Not a fan of ticks.
Posted by: Weasel at May 26, 2018 01:05 PM (MVjcR)

You fool! The more you spray, the more resistance we'll pick up to the spray!

Posted by: The Invincible Ticks at May 26, 2018 01:11 PM (vW8Mk)

24 Good news/ bad news for my garden.
Bad news first, all 4 of my Honey Dew plants died and some insect is eating my cucumber leaves. My mom suggested sprinkling cinnamon on the leaves any one else second or have another suggestion?
Good news is tomatos and peppers are fine, planted 9 green and yellow bean plants from seeds. Also the potatoes and a onion rescued from compost seemingly are growing.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 01:11 PM (aC6Sd)

25 Is it too late in the year to plant beans?
Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:08 PM (vW8Mk)



Depends. Are they magic beans?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:11 PM (CPfoe)

26 Ain't there some kinda bird that eats ticks ?

Guinea hen mebbe ?

If so, mebbe intro some to Weasel Acres ?

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2018 01:12 PM (ojwL9)

27 KT - it was at Longwood , in one of their Italian gardens. Made me a real fan of myosotis and people with that eye color

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:13 PM (oxpQH)

28 Is it too late in the year to plant beans?

Nope. But don't dawdle.

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2018 01:13 PM (ojwL9)

29 20 green or wax like I plant last year gave me beans well through to September.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 01:13 PM (aC6Sd)

30 25 Is it too late in the year to plant beans?
Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:08 PM (vW8Mk)


Depends. Are they magic beans?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:11 PM (CPfoe)

They're Black Turtle Beans, I think.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:14 PM (vW8Mk)

31 Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:08 PM
Unless you are in a really hot-summer area, you might try one of the newer bush bean varieties marketed as heat tolerant.

You can also plant lima beans and edamame soy beans after the weather warms up.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:15 PM (BVQ+1)

32 Wait - Skip rescued an onion from compost?

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:15 PM (oxpQH)

33 Mantilja poppies are another thing you do NOT want to plant, unless you don't mind them popping up any/everywhere in your garden.

and they are a stone bitch to eradicate too: neither kind of Round Up seems to faze them, even when sprayed on freshly cut stalks.

ask me how i know...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:16 PM (79lT1)

34 Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:14 PM
You want to plant beans to serve shelled or dried? Or as green beans?

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:16 PM (BVQ+1)

35 Hey gardening horde!! We are putting in our tomatoes that I started from saved seeds. I'm anxious to see if they produce. I have squash, beans, carrots and blackberries that are doing okay in raised beds, but I must have dropped some seeds from the squash/melon family in a well tilled but in-raised bed part of the garden, because I now have free range plants of unknown origin going berserk. They are happy, and producing blossoms while the raised bed plants are barely past cotyledons. I am rethinking my garden planning for next year- no raised beds.


As far as ticks go, we had well water on our farm that was,,,sulfurous. But not a tick on us. Of course we weren't welcome in public either. Hubby also used sulfur tablets when he surveyed in Arkansas. It kept ticks, mosquitoes and wasps away.

Posted by: Moki at May 26, 2018 01:16 PM (V+V48)

36 I wanted an eco-lawn but HOA will not allow it. So I had to cave and get a lawn treatment service.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:18 PM (oxpQH)

37 we're not bothering with tomatoes again this year in The Valley. i don't think the weather is ever going to get hot, and, if it doesn't they don't grow for shit here.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:18 PM (79lT1)

38 31 Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:08 PM
Unless you are in a really hot-summer area, you might try one of the newer bush bean varieties marketed as heat tolerant.

You can also plant lima beans and edamame soy beans after the weather warms up.
Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:15 PM (BVQ+1)

Thanks for the advice, KT. I'll have to look around for some heat tolerant bush beans.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:19 PM (vW8Mk)

39 HOAs are un-American

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:19 PM (79lT1)

40 Skip at May 26, 2018 01:11 PM
Do you have cucumber beetles? Tough to control.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:19 PM (BVQ+1)

41 Wait - Skip rescued an onion from compost?

And he gave it to Palpy to put on his belt.

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2018 01:20 PM (ojwL9)

42 Eritrichiums are one of the holy grails to rock/alpine gardeners. Very, very difficult to grow and flower. E. nanum and similar species are found at high elevations in the Rockies. https://nargs.org/photo/eritrichium-nanum-4

Posted by: Hal Dall at May 26, 2018 01:22 PM (5+rMY)

43 Anybody got some sahdy garden tips for Linda? Favorite perennials?

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:24 PM (BVQ+1)

44 I better go stick those sunflower seeds in the ground while the moon is still waxing.

Posted by: kallisto


I grew sunflowers one year; I watched a squirrel
Chew the head off of the biggest one and drag it away.

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2018 01:24 PM (ojwL9)

45 34 Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:14 PM
You want to plant beans to serve shelled or dried? Or as green beans?
Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:16 PM (BVQ+1)

I was planning on serving them dried.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:24 PM (vW8Mk)

46 Neat picture of the old ford by the garden. Probably a model T but mid 20s

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at May 26, 2018 01:25 PM (czkHE)

47 Hal Dall at May 26, 2018 01:22 PM
Do you know any alpind gardeners?

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:25 PM (BVQ+1)

48 Wow, quite a long post.

I believe that's a Model A, not T, in that great pic.

Posted by: mindful webworker - of the black thumb webworkers at May 26, 2018 01:27 PM (XqXVp)

49 37 we're not bothering with tomatoes again this year in The Valley. i don't think the weather is ever going to get hot, and, if it doesn't they don't grow for shit here.
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:18 PM (79lT1)

You might have luck with lettuce, cabbage and related plants if it doesn't warm up.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:29 PM (vW8Mk)

50 43 - ferns are great in shady gardens

44- tasty they are! I am planting them for the goldfinches, but will keep an eye out for squirrels

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:30 PM (oxpQH)

51 Lilacs don't do well in the south, but in their place we've got Crepe Myrtles. Although they're usually not thought of as large, I've got a couple that are quite old and which are probably about 30' tall - definitely tree sized. They start blooming about now, and will keep blooming at least through September.

btw, east texas today - 86 degrees and sunny, beautiful weekend. Woke last night to the sound of thunder, how far off I sat and wondered - but it never got very close.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 01:30 PM (V2Yro)

52 Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:24 PM
You need to plant a lot of beans for a significant harvest of dried beans. They say you can use Black Turtle as a snap green bean (it probably has a string and requires good ripening weather). It is also used as a fresh shelly bean, which is probably how I would use it if I grew my own.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:32 PM (BVQ+1)

53 Non-gardeningly, my grandfather's Model T (still going when I was a kid) was the first one here in smallville, OK, so I was told. Brought it in by rail because in those days, you couldn't practically drive here from there, as it were. Said road conditions soon much improved by granddad's cement company.

Posted by: mindful webworker spans centuries at May 26, 2018 01:33 PM (XqXVp)

54 KT I looked at the Taiwan salvias, yes they are dramatic large scale. I find myself planting less vibrant tones usually. I admire the rich reds and bright yellows in other peoples gardens but usually I tend to the lower key hues. I do use red as an accent though.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:34 PM (oxpQH)

55 Hydrangeas do well in shade. I'm in Texas and have mine in horrible, clay soil in almost 90% shade and they love it. They also love lots of water like their name indicates. I can only get mine to bloom pink since the soil is so base. It's also very hot here and it will droop in the sun but perk right up in the shade.
Here is a shot right now when it get's it daily sun.

http://tinypic.com/r/e982km/9

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 01:35 PM (kufk0)

56 47 Do you know any alpind gardeners?

I've known many, as I've had a rock/alpine garden in the past and have been a member of the North American Rock Garden Society for most of the last 30 years. There is commonly a significant strain of native plant enthusiasm which draws people to try to grow the lovely things'

Posted by: Hal Dall at May 26, 2018 01:37 PM (5+rMY)

57 Saw Baltimore Orioles at new job! So beautiful...

Must. Feed.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:39 PM (oxpQH)

58 The birds not the baseballers

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:40 PM (oxpQH)

59 I have nearly everything planted. I "may" have had far too many green bean and cucumber plants for available containers (bonus! I now own aqua and purple planters). This transitioning from the ground to containers has been not without cost, and I still have 6 green bean plants in my side gardens in the ground.

I went with: green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes (Roma and cherry), eggplant, cabbage (2 varieties), peas (3 varieties), lettuce (mustard greens, spinach, red lettuce and some "surprise" mix), peppers (5 different varieties). I also have a 5-tier herb tower (OMG I LOVE that thing!!)

There are earth boxes, planters, and a giant bag table taking up a good half of my patio.

The good news about these containers is they are high enough that the rabbits are not feasting nightly on my plants.

The bad news is we are gonna look like rabbits if all this comes up. I swear I have more growing now than when I planted mainly in the ground.

Posted by: Ann at May 26, 2018 01:40 PM (e59uY)

60 Saw Baltimore Orioles at new job! So beautiful...

Must. Feed.

What do they eat ?

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2018 01:41 PM (ojwL9)

61 I don't see any insects on the cucumber plants during day but keep finding their leaves all eaten through.

I toss all vegetable scraps into compost and find the remains of some growing some time later. So that's what I keep tring to grow, doesn't cast anything for the experiment.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 01:41 PM (aC6Sd)

62 52 Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:24 PM
You need to plant a lot of beans for a significant harvest of dried beans. They say you can use Black Turtle as a snap green bean (it probably has a string and requires good ripening weather). It is also used as a fresh shelly bean, which is probably how I would use it if I grew my own.
Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 01:32 PM (BVQ+1)

Thanks, KT, I may end up using them as green beans. I guess I better start planting them.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 26, 2018 01:43 PM (vW8Mk)

63 Great pictures and write up, KT!

Anyway, it's unseasonably cool in the Central Valley and we even had some rain on the north east side of Bakersfield.

Nothing to report on the gardening front. Just letting the front planter fill out with flowers and contemplating building a new planter to fill in a dead space in the front yard.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 26, 2018 01:44 PM (WEBkv)

64 15 Yep. I'm apparently something of a tick magnate. Get it? Tick Magnate! HAHAHAHA! A little farm & garden humor. I crack myself up.
Anyhoo- I'm going to get a sprayer and turn the place into a super fund site. Not a fan of ticks.
Posted by: Weasel at May 26, 2018 01:05 PM (MVjcR)

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

I'll never forget my first spring in MN. If you go roaming in the woods in MN during the spring, you will be removing ticks from your body. 13 of them, my first time out, if memory serves.

Uggh.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 26, 2018 01:48 PM (WEBkv)

65 A couple weeks back I helped Mom plant her flower beds and some pots for the back porch. One of my favorite combinations in pots used black petunias, light green potato vines, and a rust-colored plant (maybe a coleus). The bright green and orangey-rust colors displayed well against the velvety black.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 01:51 PM (qJtVm)

66 Ain't there some kinda bird that eats ticks ?
Guinea hen mebbe ?
If so, mebbe intro some to Weasel Acres ?
Posted by: JT at May 26, 2018

Chickens and Quail eat all bugs they can catch.

Guinea fowl can eat ticks and snakes, but are really LOUD and very stupid.

Posted by: pogomip at May 26, 2018 02:00 PM (87V/q)

67 60 - they like oranges and grapes and grape jelly. Some folks
give them hummingbird nectar

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 02:02 PM (oxpQH)

68 Ticks of the wood variety seem to be bad here.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 02:05 PM (aC6Sd)

69 Hal Dall at May 26, 2018 01:37 PM

Rock gardens, especially in friendly climates, can be stunning. And I like finding little treasures tucked here and there.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:10 PM (BVQ+1)

70 Salad is on the menu this weekend! Regular leaf lettuce, baby spinach, romaine, lots of herbs from the containers. Apparently all that rain last week agreed with them.

BTW, thanks for the suggestions for determinant or bush style tomatoes for the EarthBoxes. They went in this week and are thriving. (I've been known to kill plants in 24 hours, hence my enthusiasm.) We are trying a couple of heat loving types. They are called the Phoenix and Heat Master. We'll see how they do.

Posted by: JTB at May 26, 2018 02:11 PM (V+03K)

71 www.totallandscapecare.com/
green-industry-news/quails-vs-ticks/

Bobwhite Quail Armies!

Posted by: pogomip at May 26, 2018 02:12 PM (87V/q)

72 kallisto at May 26, 2018 01:34 PM

Many varieties of Salvia splendens are self-cleaning, which cuts down on labor in large plantings.

I tend to go for the less-bright colors, too, except for accents. I generally prefer deep red to bright red and pale yellow to bright yellow.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:13 PM (BVQ+1)

73 cool article on the reblooming Josee lilac (which I'm fairly certain is what I have). The new one is Bloomerang, which doesn't need to be pruned to get a rebloom.

I called it ever-bearing, but that is more of a strawberry term.

No ticks on me ... so far, this year. But the buffalo gnats (black flies) are a nuisance. Record temp for this day is 91 and I have 91 now, forecast high 94. ... supposed to be 90's most of next week.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 26, 2018 02:14 PM (bT8Z4)

74 What beautiful flowers! I wish I could help Linda, but I have different soil and climate. Sedum and hostas are my go-to shade plants, along with some ferns.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 26, 2018 02:15 PM (/+bwe)

75 That's a Model A. Introduced 1927 I believe.

Posted by: f'd at May 26, 2018 02:15 PM (UdKB7)

76 In keeping with my black thumb, this year I am planting whirligigs. My poor spirea is just not doing well the past few years and there are so many gaps that until I can get the strong backs to dig and replant, I will just fill in. I think I will do the same with the big pots this year, last year had beautiful grasses, but they won't come back.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 02:15 PM (MIKMs)

77 My very very old peonies (50+ years old from grandparents house) do not bloom until first week of June.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 02:19 PM (MIKMs)

78 48 Wow, quite a long post.

I believe that's a Model A, not T, in that great pic.
Posted by: mindful webworker - of the black thumb webworkers at May 26, 2018 01:27 PM (XqXVp)


Tractor looks like it might be a Farmall M (mfg 1939-1953)

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 26, 2018 02:20 PM (di1hb)

79 I came across mention of dehydrators on another site, which got me thinking. (Always dangerous.) Now We're seriously looking at getting a good one. It doesn't have to be huge but effective. Cabelas has a 10 tray model that gets good reviews. I wouldn't expect much from the garden to dry except for herbs unless the tomatoes go wild. But getting decent amounts from the local farmers market would be a possibilty. The idea of apple chips, dried peaches, tomatoes, etc. for use during the year is enticing.

Posted by: JTB at May 26, 2018 02:22 PM (V+03K)

80 Thanks as always for a magnificent gardening thread, KT.

Still living vicarously through the pics and stories of other gardeners because the pregnant and lactating deer are continuing to feed on most things in our garden. I'm giving up in the front flower beds and just planting some more darn new gold lantana because they are indestructible and the deer won't eat them. (They are eating ruelias, plumbagos, esperanzas, and even some salvias--all of which they won't eat most of the time. Even the bars of Irish Spring soap won't repel them. Aaargh!)

But the salivas that they don't eat (some variety of salvia greggii and indigo spires) are going great guns.

It will be 96 here today and in 100s for most of the next 10 days, so unless I get any work in the garden done early in the day, it's not happening.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at May 26, 2018 02:32 PM (S+f+m)

81 Moki at May 26, 2018 01:16 PM

Your dad swallowed sulfur tablets to deter insects?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:33 PM (BVQ+1)

82 lin-duh at May 26, 2018 01:35 PM

Thanks for the great hydrangea photo. If your soil pH is set for pink hydrangeas of that type, better to start out with one that's intended to be pink. Right?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:42 PM (BVQ+1)

83 That's a Model A. Introduced 1927 I believe.
Posted by: f'd at May 26, 2018 02:15 PM (UdKB7)
Yep you are right.
Make a great hot rod

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at May 26, 2018 02:43 PM (czkHE)

84 Ann at May 26, 2018 01:40 PM

Good luck with your new concentrated elevated garden!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:44 PM (BVQ+1)

85 My very very old peonies (50+ years old from grandparents house) do not bloom until first week of June.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 02:19 PM (MIKMs)


I have a very old peonies, but it still hasn't lost its bloom.

Posted by: Charlie Rose at May 26, 2018 02:44 PM (/qEW2)

86 Ugh. Defrosting the garage freezer. Bought it a couple of years ago to replace a dead one. I never thought to see if it was frost free. I couldn't imagine someone buying one that wasn't.

Except me, apparently.

Just was looking at price and delivery date when I bought it.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 26, 2018 02:47 PM (di1hb)

87 Skip at May 26, 2018 01:41 PM

Have you tried snail and slug bait? That kind made with iron (pet safe) might be a good choice. You could also set a beer trap to see if you have slugs.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:47 PM (BVQ+1)

88 Dr No left out the name, it's a magnolia blossom. I had a large one in the front yard in California. Haven't been back to see, just hoping the drought didn't kill it. Blooms all summer, it seemed like. Awesome shade.

Posted by: Born Free at May 26, 2018 02:50 PM (ooJUc)

89 mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 02:15 PM

Whirligigs have their place in the garden. Perhaps you could find a place for one companion plant. Keep an eye out.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:50 PM (BVQ+1)

90 Art Rondolet of Malmsey at May 26, 2018 02:32 PM

I like Salvia greggii and its hybrids. Nice to know that it is extra deer resistant.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 26, 2018 02:52 PM (BVQ+1)

91 That is not NOT NOTa Model T.Probably a Model A, a much much more modern automobile.Could possibly be a "B" or a first-year V8.
If you've ever sat behind the wheel there would be no doubt.Model A is a "three box" body, and drives just like...fuck me, I forgot. You can't drive a stick shift manual. God damn it.
Model T has three pedals you would never recognize, plus two levers on the column you should not be allowed to touch. And, crank.
You. People.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 26, 2018 02:56 PM (rtvho)

92 thanks for the Model A replies ... send in your old family car pics, maybe another good thread. I never saw that one myself, just the pic of it and some other nice machines.

I have an M from another uncle, but when I was a kid here they had an H, which I used some for hay. But I have another older pic closer up, that I believe shows it is an M.

And now my favorite "toy" I just bought is like the little Allis Chalmers B from my youth, but this one has a belly mower to eventually mow a few miles of pathways through my woods with many perfectly manicured gardens along the way ... hey, I can dream, can't I? lol

Posted by: illiniwek at May 26, 2018 03:09 PM (bT8Z4)

93 My salvia that I started inside died of neglect, but not to worry, Wal-Mart has them like 6 for under $2. I put out 18 of them in a little spot, nice color, hope they bloom for awhile. The little tag just says "salvia". I'll need to visit a nursery some day for more choice.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 26, 2018 03:16 PM (bT8Z4)

94 All my hydrangeas started blue and are now pink.

Just watched videos on how to make pemmican... interesting. Might try it this fall. It's too hot now.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 03:22 PM (kufk0)

The not-so-great debate [KT]

Remember that long debate on political correctness featuring Jordan Peterson and three other people? It was linked in the sidebar not long ago. The actual debate starts at about 7:30 if you want to watch the whole thing. I don't think this was a debate packed with great ideas, but it provided some interesting insights into how the Left thinks of "debate". The topic of the debate was supposed to be "Political Correctness: Be It Resolved, What You Call Political Correctness, I Call Progress..."

I'm not sure that this was evident through the course of the debate. David Thompson and his commenters have some follow-up that includes two shorter clips. This post indicates that, to the debaters on the Left, the primary topic was "Be it resolved: Jordan Peterson is a Mean White Man."

I think the debate meandered quite a bit. And Michelle Goldberg started off the debate by excluding her least-favorite parts of political correctness. And by focusing on opposition to Jordan Peterson. I lost patience. So the comments here at AoSHQ and at the link above have been helpful. The stated topic of the debate did not specify White Privilege, but much of the debate seemed to be about White Privilege. Probably because that was the specialty of one of the lefty debaters.

Well, there was feminism, too. No wonder Michelle Goldberg hates bloggers and social media.

In the comments, Joan shares this short but telling clip illustrating the lofty standard of debate offered by Ms Goldberg, one of the New York Times' finest. Readers are invited to watch the clip and then join me in devising possible excuses. For instance,

"I, a professional journalist with a degree in journalism from Berkeley, didn't actually bother to watch the interview that I referred to repeatedly during a public debate and which I cited with great enthusiasm, and in which both the interviewer and interviewee make clear, pointedly and repeatedly - at least three times - that Peterson didn't say what I, a professional journalist and self-styled upholder of good manners, claimed that he said."

Of course the acid test of Ms Goldberg's integrity, such as it may be, is how she responds to the dozens of people who've tweeted her with proof of this, shall we say, error. Will there be a retraction, an admission of ineptness, an apology to Peterson?

One thing that struck me, both from the false quote and the debate in general, was the demonstration, once again, of how little the Left cares about clarity of language.

Lights of the Left on Video

Michelle Goldberg:

Michael Dyson, who seems to have forgotten that he is speaking in front of a Canadian audience:

As at AoSHQ, David Thompson's commenters have some interesting insights. Here are three that I liked:

10:00

Dyson also informs the audience that "white privilege doesn't act according to quantifiable segments," and that to ask for specifics, actual points that might be discussed and tested, is itself a sign of "white privilege," especially when such questions are asked with "lethal intensity."

Kafkatrap!

10:35:

How do you ask a question with "lethal intensity"?

Heh. I think the message being sent is something like, "If you ask me to be specific and substantiate my claims I will imply that your line of questioning encourages violence against minorities."

17:03:

"Slavery as permanent trump card, no matter how many generations have passed since it was abolished."

Well, okay then. If that's how they want to play it...

The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were Ottoman pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa ... Their predation extended throughout the Mediterranean, south along West Africa's Atlantic seaboard and into the North Atlantic as far north as Iceland, but they primarily operated in the western Mediterranean. In addition to seizing merchant ships, they engaged in Razzias, raids on European coastal towns and villages, mainly in Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal, but also in the British Isles, the Netherlands and as far away as Iceland. The main purpose of their attacks was to capture Christian slaves for the Ottoman slave trade as well as the general Arab slavery market in North Africa and the Middle East.

It could be argued that it was the desire to destroy this practice at its root - the slave trade within Africa - which led ultimately to the end of the Atlantic trade. The fact that the Barbary pirates were finally subdued around the late 18th/early 19th Centuries, just as abolitionism began to gain traction in the British Empire, is surely too neat to be coincidental.

But that would spoil the narrative of European original sin. And this is the really important point: it's not simply that Britain saw the error of its ways, abolishing the slave trade out of some kind of guilty conscience (and in the end managed to convince America); the British Empire was the first civilization to recognise that slavery is wrong in the first place, not just for its own people, but in principle. That's our idea, and without it there would be no guilt, just as the Berbers, the Ottomans, the Arabs, and the West Africans felt no guilt in taking slaves for themselves.

Talk about cultural appropriation...

Did you manage to watch the entire debate? Parts of it? Anything stand out in your mind?

NOTE: This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

If you're in the path of the big storm, be careful.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:27 AM




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1 Aha- I see.

Posted by: Miklos, in the mornin' at May 26, 2018 11:23 AM (zCyNd)

2 Huevos!

Posted by: Jeb! at May 26, 2018 11:23 AM (/qEW2)

3 I said before, the phrase "300 years of slavery" probably means that slavery has not been abolished.

Dyson's grandfather knew Jim Crow I assume. His grandfather's grandfather knew a time when the klan helped elect US congressmen. And his grandfather's grandfather's grandfather knew slavery. He thinks he belongs in that group. And not the select group of people who sell books and appear on TV, like Jordan Peterson does.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2018 11:25 AM (rnAwa)

4 Here I am. I am here. Am I here?

Posted by: RI Red at May 26, 2018 11:26 AM (ARQ+P)

5 Remember that long debate on political correctness featuring Jordan Peterson and three other people?

Yesn't.

* retreats to previous thread *

Posted by: mindful webworker - it was supposed to be funny... at May 26, 2018 11:27 AM (XqXVp)

6 I have fallen in front of a tv and can't get up

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:27 AM (aC6Sd)

7 I've seen Dyson many times in the past. He's a one note Johnny.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 11:27 AM (IqV8l)

8 I have fallen in front of a tv and can't get up

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:27 AM (aC6Sd)

Wait for the Viagra ads.

Posted by: Miklos, reclining comfortably at May 26, 2018 11:29 AM (zCyNd)

9 11:30 am is the time for a Mid-Day Open Thread at Ace's Place?

How can it be mid-day if Ace is still asleep?

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 11:29 AM (QQwu1)

10 I watched this a few day ago, Not impressed. Jordan was the only one that made any sense. His partner the flaming white suit guy was tolerable but the opponents were not there to debate but to tear down Peterson. Insights into how the left victim mentality thinks were flailed all about. I'm a woman and I'm oppressed or I'm a Black racist preacher here is why Whites are bad.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 26, 2018 11:30 AM (0OmEj)

11 I kill so many threads. Jeezo. Then I feel like an idiot reposting.
Oh well, I'm an idiot:

We're going to go see the photograph's of Vivian Maier this a.m. It's an amazing story. She was a nanny, and an amazing, talented photographer who got zero recognition during her lifetime. There's a 1 hour YouTube documentary about her life. Well worth the watch.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 26, 2018 11:30 AM (ty7RM)

12 How can it be mid-day if Ace is still asleep?

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 11:29 AM (QQwu1)

The people at Greenwich Naval Observatory set their clock by the clink of the Valu-Rite bottles flying from Ace's window.

Posted by: Miklos, 24/7/366 at May 26, 2018 11:31 AM (zCyNd)

13 I want to wish Presdent Obama a "Happy Memorial Day" and thank him for taking care of are vets and not starting any stupid wars like Trump has.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 26, 2018 11:32 AM (qM84C)

14 Morning, Horde. Taking a break from yard work. Need moar coffee.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2018 11:33 AM (hLOaE)

15 Mary is so right!!!

And Mary, I see that your intern is typing for you. Keep that work/life/unpaid staff balance!

Posted by: Concerned Woman of Brattleboro at May 26, 2018 11:34 AM (zCyNd)

16 I've seen Dyson many times in the past. He's a one note Johnny.
...
Dyson must keep up the myths of white privilege and racist bogeymen.

Without that thumb on the scale and all things being equal, he would be exposed for the pseudo-intellectual fraud that he is.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 26, 2018 11:36 AM (2wOtx)

17

Time to get dressed for the parade. This has turned into a tradition for several of us, one which I'm honored to participate in.
Class A's are kinda hot to walk in, but the uniform still looks good with the chest candy and unit badges.

So I will see you all later on--enjoy the day, and please take just a moment to say thank you to those who made all this possible.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 26, 2018 11:36 AM (S/hVx)

18 watched Evil Genius on Netflix (I know) last night

about the pizza guy who was forced to rib a bank, with a bomb stuck around his neck

while the perpetrators were definitely evil, didn't see much genius, just more FB fail

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 26, 2018 11:36 AM (hMwEB)

19 4 Here I am. I am here. Am I here?

Posted by: RI Red at May 26, 2018 11:26 AM (ARQ+P)


'Ere I am, R.I.

Posted by: Mr. Kurtzman at May 26, 2018 11:36 AM (NL6wI)

20 Clarity of language is the # 1 enemy of leftist "thinking".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 26, 2018 11:38 AM (xJrIn)

21 the pizza guy who was forced to rib a bank...
Somebody's tummy is growling.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 26, 2018 11:39 AM (2wOtx)

22 I am nice white man, si? I submit. I do whatever you say. I denounce mean white men.

Posted by: ¡Jeb! at May 26, 2018 11:40 AM (/qEW2)

23 language is a window into a person's mind...

it's kinda hard to write/speak clearly when your thoughts are addled.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 11:41 AM (79lT1)

24 good morning morons. Obama ate a dog.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 26, 2018 11:42 AM (KWnR1)

25 Al Gore uses eliminationist rhetoric in address to University of Maryland graduates

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/297775/

Posted by: steevy at May 26, 2018 11:42 AM (LiyEm)

26 I tried and watched most of it. I freely admit I would skip quite a bit of the leftists blather because that's all it was.

People like Dyson who sponge off of racial grievance is the reason we will never have anything approaching race normalcy in the US (and wider west).

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 11:42 AM (+Tibp)

27 I watched the whole debate. Lesson learned: Humor goes a long way.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 11:42 AM (0bRDi)

28 FBI fail that is

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 26, 2018 11:42 AM (hMwEB)

29 There are three types of people in Michael Dyson's world:

1. Michael Eric Dyson.
2. Those who subordinate themselves to Michael Eric Dyson.
3. Racists.

What a blowhard. Didn't much like being called a Huckster did he?

Posted by: phone of kari at May 26, 2018 11:43 AM (VoMt7)

30 "One thing that struck me, both from the false quote and the debate in general, was the demonstration, once again, of how little the Left cares about clarity of language."

Clarity of language is racisss. You're a mean White Man! (Pats self on back).

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 11:44 AM (9BLnV)

31
Al Gore uses eliminationist rhetoric in address to University of Maryland graduates

Poop jokes?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 11:44 AM (IqV8l)

32 I didn't watch the whole thing but if you look at comments on it, they are as far as I can tell 100% in support of Peterson and against the lefties. He (and to a lesser extent Frye) came across as informed, polite, on target, intelligent, and prepared. The others came off as idiotic, annoying, obnoxious, offensive, and ignorant, repeating stupid talking points and demonstrating a near-total inability to think rationally and usefully.

Even the leftists who commented lamented that they wished someone better than those two knuckleheads were there to support their side because they were so monumentally idiotic and worthless.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)

33 16
Without that thumb on the scale and all things being equal, he would be exposed for the pseudo-intellectual fraud that he is.
Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 26, 2018 11:36 AM (2wOtx)


Pseudo-intellectual fraud, indeed. He never misses an opportunity to use a ten dollar word when a one dollar word will do, to show off his erudition and impress the dullards.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 11:45 AM (sdi6R)

34 good morning morons. Obama ate a dog.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 26, 2018 11:42 AM (KWnR1)

Is dog penis considered a delicacy in the Muslim world? I'm sure it is in BO's world, since human penis is, too.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 11:46 AM (9BLnV)

35 Watched the whole thing. Dyson and Goldberg were simply an embarrassment. Dyson mentioned his own book a few times and asked Peterson to flack for it on his twitter because he was the powerful one. Envy is not attractive. Goldberg was just stupid. Steve Fry started slowly, establishing his classical liberal bona fides, keeping on track, and then ending big with humor.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 11:48 AM (MIKMs)

36 Put a big pair of glasses on Michelle Goldberg and she'd look like Edna Mode from the Incredibles.

Posted by: Hands at May 26, 2018 11:49 AM (EzdLW)

37 I found the debate almost entirely predictable and uninteresting (with the usual bouts of irritation over the monotony and dishonesty with which the Left "debates). I don't know why our side doesn't just open and close such debates with the simple observation that PC is a Maoist (i.e., totalitarian) creation so how could it possible be a social good? Anyway, I was also irritated by Jordan Peterson's concessionary insistence that Nazism is a product of the "far right." Please read Dinesh D'Souza, Dr. Peterson.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2018 11:49 AM (H8QX8)

38 13 I want to wish Presdent Obama a "Happy Memorial Day" and thank him for taking care of are vets and not starting any stupid wars like Trump has.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien


Usually, I just smile at Mary's stupid posts.

So, unusually, this one makes me want to smack Mary upside the head with a big wet tuna. (Modified from what I was going to say.) SPLABPT!

Posted by: mindful webworker runs out of coffee at May 26, 2018 11:50 AM (XqXVp)

39 Watched the debate. Very poor choice of people to take the affirmative position. Neither of them really wanted to deal with the meat. Peterson and Fry were good, but failed to present what is going on across the country including violence and de-platforming of non-PC views. It was quite clear that Dyson felt intellectually inferior to Peterson. Dyson is clearly racist. He made a bizarre point that people weren't used to dealing with smart black men like him. Hmmmm. I deal with smarter black men than him every day. I call them my neighbors and coworkers. Dyson plays only one note and its flat--his experience as a black man trumps all. I was disappointed that Peterson did not say that because he bucked insane PC rules, he was threatened with the loss of employment, prison, and being branded a pariah. He gave a speech a few weeks ago where an arrested protester was found to have a garrote. Goldberg clearly lacked any kind of intellect to have the debate. Peterson kept hammering on a simple question; when has the left gone too far? But his framing of the debate required people understanding that PC was invented by the neo-Marxists to control debate. But the real problem was that neither Dyson or Goldberg could actually defend their position. Stephen Fry was excellent on many levels.

Posted by: IanDeal at May 26, 2018 11:50 AM (5mrLG)

40 The slavery thing deeply confuses me. Slavery officially ended in the UK in 1833. In the US, it was abolished in 1865.

So when these idiots talk about slavery for 400 years, what the hell are they talking about? The Americas weren't even discovered by Europeans until 1498 (the islands in 1492 don't really count but even if they did, that's still not 400 years and there were no black slaves around then). The first slave on US soil was not until 1619. Where does this 400 years thing come from?

My guess is its from the Hebrews being enslaved in Egypt 400 years and just borrowing that number to apply to themselves by blacks in America. It sounds impressive, but its without merit. I mean, America abolished Slavery 89 years after the Declaration of Independence.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 11:50 AM (39g3+)

41 Welp, I better get back out there and finish mowing before I get too comfortable in here and don't want to go back Outside.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 11:51 AM (sdi6R)

42 Moar Peterson: https://youtu.be/hHXi9g54v7Y

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 11:52 AM (+Tibp)

43 I am not a master debater, but I think that Jordan Peterson needs to avoid getting set off. He has mentioned, in other venues, that he knows this. It is usually the better choice to defuse, and if you can't find the words for that, then say you are at a loss for words, which is God's honest truth, or remain quiet, which is also truth.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 11:53 AM (0bRDi)

44 Heck importing slaves into the US was passed in 1807, that's just 31 years after the declaration of independence, and technically the USA wasn't even its own nation until 1781. How the hell does anyone trot out this 400 years thing??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 11:54 AM (39g3+)

45 While waiting to board my flight here in Phoenix I just saw a headline of a local business paper. Amazon Plans 1500 Jobs for Phoenix.
Bwahahaha!!!
Hey Seattle, how many of them were yours?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2018 11:55 AM (r74Oi)

46
Be It Resolved, What You Call Political Correctness, I Call Progress



Even the wording of this "resolution" lacks clarity of language. The word "call". Well, yes, it is true that some call it Political Correctness and some call it Progress. Some could call it a ham sandwich. Some could call it shit and some could call it shinola.

Posted by: Hands at May 26, 2018 11:56 AM (EzdLW)

47 I watch one video of Peterson, now my YT homepage shows me nothing but Peterson videos.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 11:59 AM (+Tibp)

48 Professor Peterson should just reference Kanye West's statement regarding slavery.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 26, 2018 11:59 AM (rdl6o)

49 Boulder t'hobo #24: ...Obama ate a dog.

AoSHQ style guide suggests that we don't know if BO ate a whole dog, nor whether it was only one dog. So the "a" modifier should be dropped. As in:

The stammering, venomous, jug-eared, limp-wristed, mincing, traitorous, c*cks*ck!ng, musloid, America-hating commie bastard son of commies and perverts ate dog.

Posted by: mindful webworker - stylin' moronically at May 26, 2018 12:00 PM (XqXVp)

50 So when these idiots talk about slavery for 400 years, what the hell are they talking about?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 11:50 AM (39g3+)

You can't admit that blacks are still slaves to this very day! The fact that you lie about this scientific fact is a micro aggression and proof of your White privilege. You are also a mean White Man! (Bends over, places head between legs and kisses own ass).

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 12:00 PM (9BLnV)

51
Be It Resolved, What You Call Political Correctness, I Call Progress


Banana,banana,banana.

Posted by: #Fakenews at May 26, 2018 12:01 PM (10vO4)

52 Dyson is so pretentious.

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at May 26, 2018 12:01 PM (Un5mv)

53 Expecting clarity of ideas in a "discussion" is a clear sign of oppressive #WhitePrivilege. Just like expecting words to have an enduring meaning that could be looked up in a commonly available reference (like a dictionary).

BTW, I think the four hundred years of slavery is counted from 1619 Jamestown to today because #WhitePrivilege is still enslaving the black man (and maybe the black woman as well). Always found it rather sad that the fact that the muz are still conducting slave auctions doesn't even seem to come up in the discussion. I guess #muzPrivilege is a potentially divisive topic.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 26, 2018 12:01 PM (n9EOP)

54 Slavery is as old as human existence, not totally gone either.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 12:02 PM (aC6Sd)

55
One thing that struck me, both from the false quote and the debate in general, was the demonstration, once again, of how little the Left cares about clarity of language.










One mistake that us right-wingers tend to make about the commies is to think that they're dumb, ignorant or misinformed. I fall into that trap all the time. They know damned well what we are, what our arguments are, and what their own arguments are.

Clarity of language is no different.

They obfuscate the language not because they don't understand the arguments, but as a TACTIC. The willful ignorance of say, gun terminology, is a conscious decision in order to manipulate the audience. In that case, they've been quite open about their intent to blur the distinction between terms in order to achieve a rhetorical goal.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 26, 2018 12:04 PM (XWkhW)

56 So when these idiots talk about slavery for 400 years, what the hell are they talking about?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Math and facts are white constructs meant to support the self-perpetuating white privilege patriarchy.

Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 12:04 PM (+Tibp)

57 Posted by: mindful webworker - stylin' moronically at May 26, 2018 12:00 PM (XqXVp)

Thank you, I always find that clearly written topical sentences help to make the finer grammatical points far easier to understand!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 26, 2018 12:05 PM (n9EOP)

58 That Dyson feller can sure use his tongue purtier than a $20 whore, still don't mean he ain't a ******.

Posted by: Mr. Taggart at May 26, 2018 12:05 PM (B/2Ej)

59 You can't "debate" insanity and childish denial.
Leftists will continue to tell their fairy tales despite an entire universe of facts that completely discredit their assumptions.
In Dyson's case, he has to sell the hell out of his racial injustice snake oil, or be lumped in with the rest of the booger-eaters trying to scratch out a living the hard way.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 26, 2018 12:06 PM (2wOtx)

60
Dyson is so pretentious.

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at May 26, 2018 12:01 PM (Un5mv)





He should go back to what he's best at. Making things that suck.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 26, 2018 12:06 PM (XWkhW)

61 Milady read my comment above — "stammering, venomous, jug-eared, limp-wristed, mincing, traitorous, c*cks*ck!ng, musloid, America-hating commie bastard son of commies and perverts" — and noted, "and none of that is exaggeration!"

Ain't it the sad, sad truth!

Posted by: mindful webworker - truth has consequences at May 26, 2018 12:07 PM (XqXVp)

62 Kevin D Williamson is a coward. Trump was elected for one reason: illegal immigration. People were sick of being called "racists" for objecting to the open border demands of Republican Big Business for low-wage slave labor and Democrat government bureaucrats for voting welfare clients. Illegal immigration is where the $$money$$ is.

But he can't directly make an argument for open borders because it would make him sound like the shill for corporate globalism that he is.

So he looks down his nose at cops and the military, and hides like a coward behind vague bullshit terms like "populist nationalist tendency," and "white underclass dysfunction," and hopes it might get him the David Brooks gig at The New York Times.

https://nypost.com/2018/05/26/the-nfl-was-political-spectacle-long-before-kaepernick/

Posted by: marcus gravey at May 26, 2018 12:07 PM (T8/UU)

63 I just get so tired of this so-called debate. There is no debate. We're dealing with religious zealots here. They don't want to hear what you have to say. They have a gospel they're preaching, and that gospel is all about you and what you did. To them.

I'm beginning to accept that there are people I like who belong to that religion. I like them when they're not preaching their gospel. I tolerate them (sometimes) when they are. What that gospel translates to in actual living, I'm more or less of the belief it doesn't. They have to say it, like a strong swig of beer or soda has to cause them to burp.

In other words, if the subject matter does not involve "what's wrong with the world," and not every subject matter must, these are tolerable people. When it does, you just have to listen to them burp up their "white men are to blame" nonsense for a while. Then when they stop, it's time to carry on as if nothing happened. Because really, nothing did.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 12:07 PM (cY3LT)

64 "the coast is clear" (allegedly) arose from the need to check the ocean horizon for the Barbary pirates in their "swift boats", before proceeding down to the beach.

and when do I get my reparations from Germany, since my family escaped being used as cannon fodder in the mid 1800's. There is a letter from some relatives that didn't make it, pleading for even a little money to help them survive the hard times in Germany.

Trying to impose current (Western, welfare/bailout state, racial quota laws) norms into historical rhetoric from two centuries ago is a fool's errand. It's like asking why Columbus didn't just use his Google maps ap on his ipad to chart his course.

And to go back even further, to the time of Christ or the old testament, requires even more ability to realize mere survival was never a given, and being lorded over by corrupt powers was pretty normal. Sure the king might rape and murder on a whim, but if a family was lucky, at least he kept the mongrel hordes at bay. Life was cheap.

From some things I read by Vox Day (brought to my attention by some AoS commenter), Peterson is no academic on his now popular subject. I haven't read enough of Peterson to analyze, and am no academic myself. But the Vox Day commentary on him is interesting. Peterson seems to have globalist connections, and globalist friendly ideals.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/05/two-reports-one-shill.html

Posted by: illiniwek at May 26, 2018 12:07 PM (bT8Z4)

65 42 Moar Peterson: https://youtu.be/hHXi9g54v7Y
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 11:52 AM (+Tibp)

Good clip.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 12:08 PM (0bRDi)

66 To paraphrase Elaine Benes: These leftists aren't debate-worthy.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2018 12:08 PM (H8QX8)

67 They know damned well what we are, what our arguments are, and what their own arguments are.

Not usually. There are leftists who do but for the most part, leftists are like any other group repeating what they've heard or read and agree with, without thinking about it. Most leftists have not really ever engaged any on the right, and aren't even aware there are other arguments. They're so steeped in the sewer of like-thinking people without any dissent that they are wholly unprepared to discuss or debate.

Further, they have never been trained to thing rationally and with any sort of system or rhetorical consistency. This is a skill you have to learn, but which is not taught because it is too "white" and frankly because it leads people to reject the continual contradictions and insanity of the left.

The reason this seems clever to you is because of two things:

1) they are so irrational and unable to think systematically and intelligently that they seem tricky and are frustrating
2) they are trained by the few people who do know better and thought this stuff through to use words incorrectly. This allows them to shape the debate by banning some terms and concepts and manipulating others to their benefit.

Its not that they know or understand. Its that they have been taught by people who did, even if the teaching is just culture.

Leftism is the worldview of the infantile and uncivilized, it fits what we wish to feel to be true, without all that unpleasant questioning, doubting, and thinking.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:09 PM (39g3+)

68 It's funny that Trump has done more for the black community in his 17 months than 50+ years of Democrat paternalism.

Also, TCM is running old war movies all day. Nice.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 12:10 PM (+Tibp)

69 In other words, if the subject matter does not involve "what's wrong with the world," and not every subject matter must, these are tolerable people.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 12:07 PM (cY3LT)


It's tough when they are family members.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2018 12:10 PM (H8QX8)

70 I watched the whole thing. My big takeaway was that Dyson is a complete charlatan.
He's used to spouting Big Words to undergrads and cannot hold his own against mature thinkers. And to see him lose control when Peterson challenged him was instructive: When the left loses a fair argument they start shouting...and eventually worse.

Posted by: PJ at May 26, 2018 12:11 PM (qlTN9)

71 [not adding anything]

dyson?... dyson?... dyson - oh, that guy. part of that first crop of ivy league black studies stars who arose in the 90's to explain how america = racism. holder is part of that academically accomplished cohort.

i heard dyson on his radio show by chance interview jay-z as the greatest living genius in the world. he meant it, which demonstrates:

- he knows nothing about genius.

- he is utterly provincial.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 26, 2018 12:12 PM (Pg+x7)

72 Common knowledge here at AoSHQ but worth repeating in these troubled times:

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then - are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck"!"

Robert A Heinlein

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 26, 2018 12:12 PM (n9EOP)

73 Dyson is a classic example of a Sophist: someone trained in the art of making impressive sounding statements and speeches which have no foundation in truth, reason, or logic, and which appeal to the emotion. Sophists used to literally travel around and debate things or give speeches for a living. They would be given a topic, didn't matter what it was, and argue for that topic.

Sophistry is built around emotional appeal and making people impressed with what you sound like and seem to know rather than actual content and meaning. It was despised by Platonic students, considered trash thinking.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:12 PM (39g3+)

74 A thank you to Ace and the co-bloggers for the excellent daily content. May you all have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: Octopussy at May 26, 2018 12:13 PM (Y5smy)

75 Tried to watch that debate.

Failed.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 26, 2018 12:14 PM (oVJmc)

76 Dyson looks like a fat, broke ass Sexual Chocolate.

Is that mean enough?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 26, 2018 12:14 PM (EoRCO)

77 Sophist, yes, fits him to a T.

Posted by: PJ at May 26, 2018 12:14 PM (qlTN9)

78 Re: Peterson. Watched a bunch of videos of him. Some good, some mildly interesting, some not so much. Subscribed to his vids and started a playlist and then just got burned out on him and went cold turkey. Don't especially feel any loss from that. Increasingly, I feel how short is life and how precious is time.

And yet I keep watching Arrow!

I never claimed to be consistent.

Posted by: mindful webworker - vid playlist blog linked here at May 26, 2018 12:14 PM (XqXVp)

79 "OK, I'm a mean white man. And you're an imbecillic mullatto. Now can we carry on with the debate, or are we going to make more trite, obvious observations about each other?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:15 PM (BRvh1)

80 Posted by: Octopussy

I second that. And as I mentioned on a previous thread, I shall reread Ace's Money for Sex Skankathon in the side bar. Treat yourself to some vintage Ace.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 12:16 PM (+Tibp)

81 Just checking, anyone know if Halper is no longer with us ? Leftists were worried his outing would be his demise.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 12:16 PM (aC6Sd)

82 Clarity of language is an obstruction to the left as they seek ever more power.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned. at May 26, 2018 12:16 PM (IcT7t)

83 Just checking, anyone know if Halper is no longer with us?

Who knows? He hasn't been seen or heard from for over a year. Lots of speculation but nobody knows except perhaps some at the FBI or CIA.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:18 PM (39g3+)

84 It's so obvious what's going on with the left. They suffer from a (justified) inferiority complex. This makes them angry, and they try to displace the true cause of it by claiming it is the fault of those who arouse their envy, like fugly feminists who accuse fashion models of creating "impossible standards" of beauty and thus oppressing women. Envious people who lack self-reflection are just tiresome. The problem is that now they feel no need for self restraint and are morphing into a brownshirt mob.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:18 PM (/qEW2)

85 Anyway, I was also irritated by Jordan Peterson's concessionary insistence that Nazism is a product of the "far right." Please read Dinesh D'Souza, Dr. Peterson.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2018 11:49 AM (H8QX


The Leftist being allowed to claim that Nazism (i.e., National Socialism) and Fascism (proclaimed by Mussolini as a "Third Way" and alternate choice besides Capitalism and Socialism) is maddening to me. If you don't believe in the primacy of the individual but rather that government should interfere and redistribute wealth, you are a Leftist. Collectivism is NOT charity.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 26, 2018 12:18 PM (5Yee7)

86 I don't know how often they have the Munk debates, but Steyn and Farage against some open borders duo was excellent. They did not win, but moved the needle to their side bigly.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 12:20 PM (MIKMs)

87 It's tough when they are family members.

Last time my sister was down here from Colorado, we were getting along like two amicable grown adult siblings, when suddenly she launched into how good Jane Fonda was looking.

Out of respect for the edicts of our mother, at whose house we were, I left the room rather than start yelling about how most folks (read: Morons) with whom I correspond would stand in line to piss on Fonda's grave.

We also don't talk about Trump lest Sis turn purple with rage.

Nice weather we're having, isn't it‽

Posted by: mindful webworker - the price of family peace at May 26, 2018 12:20 PM (XqXVp)

88 It's so obvious what's going on with the left. They suffer from a (justified) inferiority complex.

Whatever it once was, the left has simply become a bunch of whiny people who feel small and abused lashing out trying to gain power and happiness through crushing everyone else. Every single leftist group is made up of people who feel bad about themselves, angry over perceived slights, and bitter that their life isn't turning out the way they think they are owed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)

89 Once again, I'm reminded of Warai-otoko's second maxim of debate:

"Nuh-uh" is not a valid argument.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:20 PM (BRvh1)

90 Did Peterson mention that the only reason Dyson can get away with boorish, obtuse behavior is because of black privilege? I think many white liberals pity blacks and will thus refrain from correcting them or reining them in, institutionally. So, for instance, whatever school he's at will not censure him for his remarks.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:21 PM (/qEW2)

91 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:21 PM (/qEW2)

Soft bigotry. Low expectations. Where have I heard that before?

hmm....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:22 PM (BRvh1)

92 I got your "white privilege". Right here...

Posted by: tu3031 at May 26, 2018 12:22 PM (O5Q3r)

93 They did not win, but moved the needle to their side bigly.

In a debate, that is a win, no matter what the judges declare.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:23 PM (39g3+)

94 ... oh yeah, i remember why i wandered over here - i wanted to cite a review of the hbo documentary "the final year" on the last year of obama's foreign policy team (obama, kerry. powers, rhodes, et al). scott johnson's review at power line contains this line, which is oddly appropriate here:

"only 90 minutes long, the film began to grate as we rounded the corner into minute 2."

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 26, 2018 12:25 PM (Pg+x7)

95 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:21 PM (/qEW2)

Behold the principle of #AssymetricPrivilege!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 26, 2018 12:25 PM (n9EOP)

96 The modern left seems driven largely by feelings of guilt that they blame everyone outside of them for rather than what they are doing, combined with a deep sense of personal inferiority and anger that they don't get what they think they deserve out of life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:26 PM (39g3+)

97 ... i thought that was funny wordsmithery.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 26, 2018 12:27 PM (Pg+x7)

98 I keep seeing the media refer to David Hogg as "Parkland shooting survivor"...wasn't he at home when the shooting happened?

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 12:28 PM (0+nbW)

99 The left seems to be a few groups:

1) People who engage in abnormal behavior, feel guilty and weird about it, and believe that if everyone was forced to be nice to them and treat them as if they are normal they'd feel good about themselves finally.

2) People who never get what they think they should and feel bad about themselves, so they blame everyone else for that feeling and demand that everyone grovel in obeisance and apology so they feel better.

3) Leaders who want to weaponize all this so that they can gain power and money to enjoy all the benefits of modern society and economy while ripping down everything that produces those benefits.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:28 PM (39g3+)

100 [iIt's so obvious what's going on with the left. They suffer from a (justified) inferiority complex. This makes them angry.... [and] now they feel no need for self restraint and are morphing into a brownshirt mob.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:18 PM (/qEW2)]

Hence, the campaign by Leftists to ban those firearms that would be best suited to defending yourself and family from said brownshirt mob. Their endgame is quite apparent.

MOLON LABE

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 26, 2018 12:29 PM (5Yee7)

101 It's funny that Trump has done more for the black community in his 17 months than 50+ years of Democrat paternalism.

Did I really read in a previous thread that none other than Louis Farrakhan said something to this effect?

The Trump Effect continues to be jaw-droppingly astonishing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - oh, so very tired of winning... NOT YET! at May 26, 2018 12:29 PM (XqXVp)

102 I keep seeing the media refer to David Hogg as "Parkland shooting survivor"...wasn't he at home when the shooting happened?

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 12:28 PM (0+nbW)


But I could have been at school, H8r!

Posted by: D Hogg at May 26, 2018 12:29 PM (n9EOP)

103 It's so obvious what's going on with the left. They suffer from a (justified) inferiority complex.

In the Harper article "Who goes Nazi?", the author goes around a room of English people in ?1930?. It isn't explicitly said, but you could replace nazi with any ideology that requires a radical change. And anecdotally a small, unattractive man who isn't as bright as his occupation would imply is very susceptible.

So how to you help these people? Purely to the purpose of keeping them from forming a cartel and wrecking your country? I suspect Christianity is an possible solution. I am agnostic.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2018 12:29 PM (rnAwa)

104 So when these idiots talk about slavery for 400 years, what the hell are they talking about?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 11:50 AM (39g3+)

There are people who believe that Columbus brought slaves WITH him. So 1492+400=1892.

Also there are some idiots who believe that--because it's so overwhelmingly black--that they were the ORIGINAL inhabitants of Haiti. Alone among all the countries of the Caribbean, all the Amerindians were wiped out long ago.

Slavery existed in the United States for.....89 years. And it was a much discussed issue for all of that time--never was every white person on American soil on board with it....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:29 PM (7uYFy)

105 "Nuh-uh" is not a valid argument.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:20 PM (BRvh1)

Although "I entirely reject your premise" should get used a *lot* more often.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 12:30 PM (rp9xB)

106 >>I keep seeing the media refer to David Hogg as "Parkland shooting survivor"...wasn't he at home when the shooting happened?


He was at school. Went home. Got a camera and came back.

He was that concerned for the safety of his classmates.

At least that was the last I read about it.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 12:31 PM (QmRgE)

107 He was at school. Went home. Got a camera and came back.

He was that concerned for the safety of his classmates.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 12:31 PM (QmRgE)

Gonna save the day...w/a camera? I believe it.

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 12:33 PM (0+nbW)

108 90 Did Peterson mention that the only reason Dyson can get away with boorish, obtuse behavior is because of black privilege? I think many white liberals pity blacks and will thus refrain from correcting them or reining them in, institutionally. So, for instance, whatever school he's at will not censure him for his remarks.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:21 PM (/qEW2)


This.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:33 PM (G9//X)

109 The other thing about the subject of slavery that bugs me is that it is treated like it ONLY existed in the U.S. It was the way of the world since the beginning of civilization.

What do these people think Julius Caesar did with the conquered white tribes of Gaul or Spain who survived the battles?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:34 PM (7uYFy)

110 Although "I entirely reject your premise" should get used a *lot* more often.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 12:30 PM (rp9xB)


Concur, but only for formal occasions. "Provably false" and then moving on saves time otherwise.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:34 PM (y87Qq)

111 I keep seeing the media refer to David Hogg as "Parkland shooting survivor"...wasn't he at home when the shooting happened?

It seems like he was there, at the time. Not 100% clear of course. But he was a 'survivor' the same way I was a winning member of the Mariners when I watched Randy Johnson pitch a 19 strike out game against the White Sox in the Kingdome. He was present, a distance away from the actual events, in no danger.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:34 PM (39g3+)

112 "Nuh-uh" is not a valid argument.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:20 PM (BRvh1)


You have to hold your hand up, move your head from side to side, and then say "Tell it to the hand," after saying "Nuh-uh," to make a valid argument.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:35 PM (G9//X)

113 Concur, but only for formal occasions. "Provably false" and then moving on saves time otherwise.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:34 PM (y87Qq)


How about "risibly false?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (G9//X)

114 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:26 PM (39g3+)

Yes. Combining an enormous sense of entitlement backed up by nothing but massive self-conceit leads to a dangerous paranoia when the rest of the world goes its uninterested way instead of providing what the person believes is owed them. It makes them easy tools for loosing on the chosen Emanuel Goldstein.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (rp9xB)

115 I wouldn't know. Jordan deplaformed me.
.

Posted by: Faith Goldy at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (nhgiS)

116 I don't know how often they have the Munk debates, but Steyn and Farage against some open borders duo was excellent. They did not win, but moved the needle to their side bigly.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2018 12:20 PM (MIKMs)


========

According to wikipedia, they won bigly, by 22%.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munk_Debates

Which doesn't surprise me. The debate happened in 2016 after Canada had its taste of terror attacks and Muzzies flooding across the border from New York. Even Justin Trudeau was smart enough to shut that down.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (/qEW2)

117 90 Did Peterson mention that the only reason Dyson can get away with boorish, obtuse behavior is because of black privilege? I think many white liberals pity blacks and will thus refrain from correcting them or reining them in, institutionally. So, for instance, whatever school he's at will not censure him for his remarks.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 12:21 PM (/qEW2)

It's almost as if people like Dyson are daring you to cite statistics that show the results of black crime, out-of-wedlock births, etc that explain why many blacks are where they are today.
So they can cal you a racist for just bringing it up.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (7uYFy)

118 What do these people think Julius Caesar did with the conquered white tribes of Gaul or Spain who survived the battles?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:34 PM (7uYFy)


What do these people think Muslims do today?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (G9//X)

119 How about "risibly false?"
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (G9//X)


Love it!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (y87Qq)

120 Although "I entirely reject your premise" should get used a *lot* more often.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 12:30 PM (rp9xB)

Heh.

I remember one of the earlier episodes of Tucker Carlson's TV show, he was interviewing some crackpot who started saying things that were just demonstrably, obviously false, and Tucker eventually blurted out, "Well that's just stupid!"

So yeah, even though flat denial is "Not a valid argument", it is occasionally the right play i suppose.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:37 PM (BRvh1)

121 Heinlein's "Bad Luck" is what would have happened if they had succeeded in driving out Trump.

David Hogg was at school IIRC, and ran home and back to get his video camera. He wanted to interview people. So thoughtful and sensitive.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2018 12:38 PM (rnAwa)

122 What do these people think Muslims do today?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:36 PM (G9//X)

You enslaved an entire nation. You called it "Chad"...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:38 PM (BRvh1)

123 The other thing about the subject of slavery that bugs me is that it is treated like it ONLY existed in the U.S. It was the way of the world since the beginning of civilization.

Yeah, everybody enslaved everybody else. It was a matter of existence: just surviving took so much time and energy that the only way forward was to have people do at least some of the work for you. People had servants in their homes up into the early 20th century because washing dishes, cutting wood, cooking, prepping food, shopping, cleaning etc was so much work.

Imagine having no power, no gas, and no running water in your house. Forever. Now imagine how much work it would be just to make it through a single day, for the most basic tasks to survive.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:38 PM (39g3+)

124 75
Tried to watch that debate.

Failed.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 26, 2018 12:14 PM (oVJmc)

I have not even tried. As I know I'm considerably to the right of both Peterson and Fry, why bother?Peterson fights. That is what makes him interesting. Fry is mostly honest. I have not seen anything in the comments here that indicates I would have any interest in wasting my time on the other two.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 26, 2018 12:38 PM (vWMNq)

125 Argh... s/b would *not* have any interest ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 26, 2018 12:39 PM (vWMNq)

126 Crap. Never mind. Ignore 125.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 26, 2018 12:40 PM (vWMNq)

127 It makes them easy tools for loosing on the chosen Emanuel Goldstein.

Sadly. And there is a perpetual, consistent percentage of the population who will always be there to prey upon like this. People who achieve little and demand much, people who believe they are entitled to everything they won't or can't get themselves. People who think they deserve better but aren't inclined to take the effort to get it. They are easy to weaponize by the soulless, honorless, and wicked.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:40 PM (39g3+)

128 Why is it always these coffee colored assholes the ones squawking the loudest about their "blackness"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:41 PM (BRvh1)

129 99 The left seems to be a few groups:

1) People who engage in abnormal behavior, feel guilty and weird about it, and believe that if everyone was forced to be nice to them and treat them as if they are normal they'd feel good about themselves finally.

2) People who never get what they think they should and feel bad about themselves, so they blame everyone else for that feeling and demand that everyone grovel in obeisance and apology so they feel better.

3) Leaders who want to weaponize all this so that they can gain power and money to enjoy all the benefits of modern society and economy while ripping down everything that produces those benefits.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:28 PM (39g3+)


2.5) People who, with some justification, feel insignificant and ignored, who want to be associated with something larger than themselves so as to imbue themselves with some reflected significance and thereby gain attention.

A benign version of this is rabid fans of some sports team. The left provides a more malign version.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:42 PM (G9//X)

130

Did anyone else noticed Dyson's masturbatory rocking motions? That doesn't look disturbed, does it?

He's a psycho.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:42 PM (GdWl+)

131 @128 lactose intolerance ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 26, 2018 12:42 PM (vWMNq)

132 read this story a little while ago (the Atlantic):


My Family's Slave
She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/kgzgutu

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 26, 2018 12:43 PM (hMwEB)

133 Proverbs 29 8 Scoffers set a city aflame, But wise men turn away wrath.

Scoffers are what we now call community agitators. Dyson and his ilk are nothing new, but are just as harmful as they always have been.

Posted by: Drive-by Bible Quoter at May 26, 2018 12:43 PM (juIfU)

134
Imagine having no power, no gas, and no running water in your house. Forever. Now imagine how much work it would be just to make it through a single day, for the most basic tasks to survive.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:38 PM (39g3+)

And slaves tended to be captured from conquests or raids. Enslaving them was the sane, rational, humane thing to do, because the alternative was mass executions.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:43 PM (BRvh1)

135 All I could here Dyson prattling "I'm black, I'm black, I'm black and you are white monsters".

The race huckster has only one idea, thinking and debating in good faith is beyond him. In future I will avoid him like the plague and so should every fair minded person.

Posted by: Decaf at May 26, 2018 12:43 PM (Jeu6Y)

136 People who, with some justification, feel insignificant and ignored, who want to be associated with something larger than themselves so as to imbue themselves with some reflected significance and thereby gain attention.

I've seen several polls of young people and the results are remarkably consistent. Their dream is to be either famous themselves... or closely associated with someone famous - their entourage. That's the highest goal in their life, that's what they aspire to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:44 PM (39g3+)

137

Oh, here's my letter to Publix after they caved to Das Hoggenfhurher -

Dear CEO of Publix,

As a 30-year customer of yours, I was very disappointed to hear of your submission to the far-left Marxist David Hogg's childish demands concerning your corporate political contributions. You would have gained much support had you instead issued a statement that your company would not cave in to his outrageous demands and that he has no right to dictate any of your company's policies. Understand that Hogg and his media handlers would gladly put your company out of business if they could.

He does not represent the majority view in any way. His efforts to destroy our legal and human rights are very offensive to me, as they should be to you.

The NRA is not responsible for any school shootings. Blaming the NRA is akin to blaming AAA for a car accident. We should no longer tolerate these senseless attacks orchestrated by our domestic enemies. You had a wonderful opportunity to stand up to these bullies, yet you failed to do so.


Hope Pixy's hamsters don't eat the formatting.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:44 PM (GdWl+)

138 Capitalism will save all people eventually. Eell, all people except for close minded fools, like Eric Dyson.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at May 26, 2018 12:44 PM (iTqVJ)

139 In other words, if the subject matter does not involve "what's wrong with the world," and not every subject matter must, these are tolerable people.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 12:07 PM (cY3LT)


It's tough when they are family members.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2018 12:10 PM (H8QX


Yep. Family members, colleagues, even people I consider friends.

I view it like they have an illness, which I genuinely believe they do. It's a burden they carry, and it's unpleasant to be around sometimes. I think they carry it, often, not because they are bad people, but because they have been exposed to a viral plague, and they were particularly susceptible to it when they were so exposed.

I don't hate them for it. I don't treat them unkindly for it.

Now the viral perpetrators, that's a different story. Those people should burn in hell... and they will.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 12:45 PM (cY3LT)

140
Why is it always these coffee colored assholes the ones squawking the loudest about their "blackness"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:41 PM (BRvh1)


They don't start out coffee colored .But the more you start to sound like John Edwards the lighter you get.

Posted by: #Fakenews at May 26, 2018 12:45 PM (10vO4)

141 136 Their dream is to be either famous themselves... or closely associated with someone famous - their entourage.


It's what their boomer parents have cultivated in them since birth.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 26, 2018 12:45 PM (vWMNq)

142 >>Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:44 PM (GdWl+)


You forgot to tell them to suck your dick.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 12:46 PM (QmRgE)

143 At the end of that sham debate the audience also decided that Dyson lost the plot. A greater percentage of the audience agreed with Jordan Peterson after the debate than before the debate.

Posted by: Decaf at May 26, 2018 12:47 PM (Jeu6Y)

144 You forgot to tell them to suck your dick.
Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 12:46 PM (QmRgE)

Also important to heavily imply *when* to do so, i.e. before all other things.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:47 PM (BRvh1)

145 Just checking, anyone know if Halper is no longer with us?

Who knows? He hasn't been seen or heard from for over a year. Lots of speculation but nobody knows except perhaps some at the FBI or CIA.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:18 PM (39g3+)

When Bill Casey was about to be questioned about Iran-Contra, he declined by having a fatal heart attack.

Let's see if Halper is that dedicated.

Posted by: Miklos, wishing well at May 26, 2018 12:48 PM (zCyNd)

146 >>Also important to heavily imply *when* to do so, i.e. before all other things.


If you are a slave to proper form, then yes.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 12:48 PM (QmRgE)

147 I've seen several polls of young people and the results are remarkably consistent. Their dream is to be either famous themselves... or closely associated with someone famous - their entourage. That's the highest goal in their life, that's what they aspire to.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:44 PM (39g3+)


Exactly. I think that that's a big driver of leftist politics.

Which I do not understand. What I really want? To be left alone, in peace, to get on with my life. Ignore me. Please.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:49 PM (G9//X)

148 Garden NOOD.

Posted by: Weasel at May 26, 2018 12:49 PM (MVjcR)

149

You forgot to tell them to suck your dick.


That privilege is accorded only to The Empress, under penalty of Ravage.

Or a box full of emu.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:49 PM (GdWl+)

150 All I could here Dyson prattling "I'm black, I'm black, I'm black and you are white monsters".
Posted by: Decaf at May 26, 2018 12:43 PM (Jeu6Y)


Did he legit say, in so many words, that white people invented race? I backed it up and listened again and I could've sworn that's what he said. I couldn't find any larger context or anything to tie it to, like he could have just said it in a vacuum and believed it as a standalone statement. I could be wrong though!

That was the point that I stopped listening to any of the dumb words that came out of the mouth of his stupid ass-face and just skipped ahead to the Stephen Fry parts, which were basically the only reason I clicked the link in the first place.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:49 PM (y87Qq)

151 If you are a slave to proper form, then yes.
Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 12:48 PM (QmRgE)

Without the style guide, all is lost.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:50 PM (BRvh1)

152 'That privilege is accorded only to The Empress, under penalty of Ravage. '

MATCHBOX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiTPAyBsW-U

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 12:50 PM (QmRgE)

153 Question: at what point do we decide that blacks' failures are due to blacks' failings, and NOT due to the current laundry list of excuses?

And even more appositely, when do blacks reach that point?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (G9//X)

154 The Gardening Thread is up. Or you can stick around here if you would like to.

Posted by: KT at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (BVQ+1)

155
Did he legit say, in so many words, that white people invented race?

Why not? They invented everything else.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (IqV8l)

156 Sophistry is built around emotional appeal and making people impressed with what you sound like and seem to know rather than actual content and meaning.

Hence, the ironic "sophisticated."

Posted by: mindful webworker - Humpty's Dictionary at May 26, 2018 12:52 PM (XqXVp)

157 Them swarthy Greek homos stole melanin from Africa!!!

Posted by: The Rev. Al Sharpton! at May 26, 2018 12:53 PM (zCyNd)

158 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (G9//X)

That would be the point when white and blacks (and everyone else for that matter) realize that *A* black's failures are due to that persons failings alone.

Success has a thousand fathers, but failure is a nameless bastard. Or something like that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:53 PM (BRvh1)

159 Did insomniac stop posting?

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 12:53 PM (oxpQH)

160 BUT FIRST YOU WILL BLOW ME!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 26, 2018 12:54 PM (rnAwa)

161 Why not? They invented everything else.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (IqV8l)


Yeah, but white people were themselves invented by the black scientist Yakub 6,600 years ago, Quod Erat Demonfuckingstrandum.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:54 PM (y87Qq)

162
Question: at what point do we decide that blacks' failures are due to blacks' failings, and NOT due to the current laundry list of excuses?


As soon as blacks start voting republican in significant numbers it will dawn on the media that blacks create their own problems

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 26, 2018 12:55 PM (10vO4)

163 Did insomniac stop posting?
Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2018 12:53 PM (oxpQH)


Taking time off for personal reasons, last I heard. Going through some rough stuff and didn't want to mope around the threads. I think people have heard from him by email since.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:56 PM (y87Qq)

164 /one of those two memes is my favorite.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2018 12:56 PM (rnAwa)

165 dyson?... dyson?... dyson - oh, that guy. part of that first crop of ivy league black studies stars who arose in the 90's to explain how america = racism. holder is part of that academically accomplished cohort.

i heard dyson on his radio show by chance interview jay-z as the greatest living genius in the world. he meant it, which demonstrates:

- he knows nothing about genius.

- he is utterly provincial.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 26, 2018 12:12 PM (Pg+x7)

And 3 - he's black. Or mostly black.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 12:56 PM (9BLnV)

166 That would be the point when white and blacks (and everyone else for that matter) realize that *A* black's failures are due to that persons failings alone.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:53 PM (BRvh1)/i]

That would be the ideal, but we ARE talking about entire demographic groups here, thanks to the left.

So further to your point, at the same time whites and blacks would recognize that *A* white's success was due to his own efforts, and not to "white privilege."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (G9//X)

167 Question: at what point do we decide that blacks' failures are due to blacks' failings, and NOT due to the current laundry list of excuses?

And even more appositely, when do blacks reach that point?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:51 PM (G9//X)

When the black middle class--and above, those who HAVE achieved ---stop feeling guilty about their own success and do something to help those others instead of blaming white people?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (7uYFy)

168 If Black Americans ever began voting Republican in significant numbers, the Democrats would insist that their votes should only count as 3/5 of a vote.

Posted by: The Rev. Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (zCyNd)

169 Yeah, but white people were themselves invented by the black scientist Yakub 6,600 years ago, Quod Erat Demonfuckingstrandum.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:54 PM (y87Qq)


So it's HIS fault!

Btw, where did Yakub publish his results? Did he perhaps write a review article I could read?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:58 PM (G9//X)

170 168 If Black Americans ever began voting Republican in significant numbers, the Democrats would insist that their votes should only count as 3/5 of a vote.
Posted by: The Rev. Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (zCyNd)

Well they already insist that a Republican vote counts as 0/5 of a vote, so that would kinda be a step up in a way...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:59 PM (BRvh1)

171 I've seen several polls of young people and the results are remarkably consistent. Their dream is to be either famous themselves... or closely associated with someone famous - their entourage. That's the highest goal in their life, that's what they aspire to.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 26, 2018 12:44 PM (39g3+)

Exactly. I think that that's a big driver of leftist politics.

Which I do not understand. What I really want? To be left alone, in peace, to get on with my life. Ignore me. Please.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 12:49 PM (G9//X)


Imagine if you were the type of person who has no self-confidence, has no way of gauging by looking inside yourself, whether you are moving in the right direction with your life or not.

Imagine if some group came along, and told you they could do all that for you. Not only that, they could explain how everything that's wrong in your world is the fault of some grand conspiracy, being perpetrated by those people who otherwise appear to be succeeding.

Their success is due to them holding you down.

It's a profoundly attractive argument, and if you have NOTHING inside of you that tells you who you are, what your worth is, there's almost no way to resist it.

If you have it inside you, you have no need for such nonsense.

That's one of our major dividing lines in this world. Those who do, and those who don't.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 01:00 PM (cY3LT)

172 1) Don't be a dick.
2) Some people are dicks.
3) Get over it.

I think that pretty much covers literally every socio-economic problem facing humanity today, or at least America. The rest is just details.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 01:03 PM (BRvh1)

173 Well, just got the signal to get on with other things than hanging around the AoS water cooler with y'all.

Onward, full speed, through the fog....

Visit my blog. Hit the donation button. I still don't know if it works. :/

Posted by: mindful webworker - on with the show! at May 26, 2018 01:05 PM (XqXVp)

174 "Significant numbers" of blacks voting GOP - or even just not voting, if they were regular voters - would spell doom for the Dems. Their coastal/urban status would be further emphasized, and even that would shrink a bit.


Trump's approval #s with blacks, esp. black males, are quite ominous (among other ominous things) for the Dems.


Farrakhan jumping aboard the Trump train is most of all amusing, given his whackjob racist fringe status. But it might, *might* be another indicator. If his posturing is in any way related to rumblings from below ......

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:06 PM (QDnY+)

175 "how little the Left cares about clarity of language"

Oh they care a lot. They are masters of deceptive labeling, categorization and goal-post moving. You call it a bug, they call it a feature. Review the NewSpeak material in the novel 1984.

Posted by: gp at May 26, 2018 01:06 PM (mk9aG)

176 and that to ask for specifics, actual points that might be discussed and tested, is itself a sign of "white privilege," especially when such questions are asked with "lethal intensity."
Kafkatrap!

========

The notion of "systemic" or societal wrongdoing is bullshit. The only way to assess wrongdoing is on an individual, case by case basis.

If there is widespread wrongdoing that conforms to a pattern, you've still got to address it on a case by case basis. If you try to address it in general terms, you end up with a cure that is worse than the disease.

And the beneficiaries continue on to be whiny, ungrateful dishonest hucksters who try to prolong the claims of grievances. So for instance, feminists complaining about the higher cost of clothes and lack of free birth control.

It's tempting to say that any injustices against particular "groups" should have been allowed to go on. If you knew that Dahmer were unjustly accused of a particular murder, it might be better to let that injustice happen and do nothing, since if he's released, you know he'll be free to murder other people. What's the use of "group" justice if that group will act worse than the so called "oppressors" (who were morally sensitive enough to give the group a hearing in the first place)?

These are the dark thoughts that leftists have been causing me to think lately.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 01:09 PM (/qEW2)

177 If Black Americans ever began voting Republican in significant numbers, the Democrats would insist that their votes should only count as 3/5 of a vote.
Posted by: The Rev. Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (zCyNd)

Well they already insist that a Republican vote counts as 0/5 of a vote, so that would kinda be a step up in a way...
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 12:59 PM (BRvh1)


========

Democrat votes typically count as (Al Franken's trunk)/1 of a vote.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 01:13 PM (/qEW2)

178 These are the dark thoughts that leftists have been causing me to think lately.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 01:09 PM (/qEW2)

If you knowingly start with a set of false axioms (call it "Progressivism" writ large), it can't be any wonder that you arrive at absurd results.

In fact, the absurd results are literally indirect proof that the axioms are false.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 01:19 PM (BRvh1)

179 Trump Signs Executive Orders to Speed Up Firing of "Poor Performing" Federal Workers


breitbart.com


Love PDT(No Homo)

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 26, 2018 01:20 PM (r9UYA)

180 off gay sock

Posted by: Under Fire at May 26, 2018 01:21 PM (r9UYA)

181 scott johnson's review at power line contains this line, which is oddly appropriate here:

"only 90 minutes long, the film began to grate as we rounded the corner into minute 2."
Posted by: musical jolly chimp


Not sure what Scott expected.

"A feel-good com-rom romp through the double-oughts with a cameo by Pitbull"?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 26, 2018 01:22 PM (zfrbv)

182 "A feel-good com-rom romp through the double-oughts with a cameo by Pitbull"?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 26, 2018 01:22 PM (zfrbv)

I know we call Mooch some nasty things on these pages, but I think "Pitbull" is a bit beyond the pale, honestly....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 01:23 PM (BRvh1)

183 Gerardo > Pitbull

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:24 PM (QmRgE)

184 OK, yardwork is done. Let the weekend begin!

Some neighborhood kids were chasing their Siberian Husky who escaped. He trotted past me on the sidewalk. Those are nice dogs. I hope they caught him.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 01:24 PM (sdi6R)

185 >>Those are nice dogs


If you like chasing runaway dogs, hard to beat a malmute.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:25 PM (QmRgE)

186 I watched an hour of the debate. I got fed up as after watching for an hour nothing was said by Goldberg or Dyson that required any sort of internal thought or analysis.
Shit the way Dyson was speaking I thought dude was gonna break out into a straight up battle rap freestyle. I would have watched that.

Posted by: thathalfrican - OG LoG - Broke Minds Think Alike at May 26, 2018 01:25 PM (IYHxL)

187 Gerardo > Geraldo

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2018 01:26 PM (rnAwa)

188 In college I compiled a semi-formal list of Dogs that if a chick owned one, I would not date her.

Malmutes are on there.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:27 PM (QmRgE)

189 I watched an hour of the debate. I got fed up as after watching for an hour nothing was said by Goldberg or Dyson that required any sort of internal thought or analysis.

Interestingly, Goldberg seems untroubled by her "white privilege."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 01:27 PM (G9//X)

190 When the black middle class--and above, those who HAVE achieved ---stop feeling guilty about their own success and do something to help those others instead of blaming white people?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (7uYFy)

Guilty? What kinda racisss claptrap is dat? De only time I feels da need to help others is when dey tells me what de gonna gibs me. Preferably Benjamins, although Grants and Jacksons be OK, too!

As an aside, some of the biggest slaveholders in the South were black. I wonder why they didn't help their bruthas?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 01:27 PM (9BLnV)

191 also, any dog without a tail that achieved 100% butthole occlusion.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:29 PM (QmRgE)

192 When the black middle class--and above, those who HAVE achieved ---stop feeling guilty about their own success and do something to help those others instead of blaming white people?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (7uYFy)

Guilty? What kinda racisss claptrap is dat? De only time I feels da need to help others is when dey tells me what de gonna gibs me. Preferably Benjamins, although Grants and Jacksons be OK, too!

As an aside, some of the biggest slaveholders in the South were black. I wonder why they didn't help their bruthas?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 01:27 PM (9BLnV)

You already stated the answer in your second paragraph.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:30 PM (7uYFy)

193 When the black middle class--and above, those who HAVE achieved ---stop feeling guilty about their own success and do something to help those others instead of blaming white people?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 12:57 PM (7uYFy)


How about everybody helps himself? First come, first served, the devil take the hindmost?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 26, 2018 01:31 PM (G9//X)

194 Trump Signs Executive Orders to Speed Up Firing of "Poor Performing" Federal Workers


breitbart.com


Love PDT(No Homo)
Posted by: Shep Smith at May 26, 2018 01:20 PM (r9UYA)

This will explode after the holiday weekend....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:31 PM (7uYFy)

195 https://preview.tinyurl.com/kgzgutu

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!


That was an interesting read.

Posted by: Adriane the Literary Critic ... at May 26, 2018 01:34 PM (AoK0a)

196 Oh they care a lot. They are masters of deceptive labeling, categorization and goal-post moving. You call it a bug, they call it a feature. Review the NewSpeak material in the novel 1984.
Posted by: gp at May 26, 2018 01:06 PM (mk9aG)

And who was erected in 1984? That rayciss bee movie acter Ronald Raygun. It's his fault!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein at May 26, 2018 01:35 PM (7uYFy)

197 Trump Signs Executive Orders to Speed Up Firing of "Poor Performing" Federal Workers


breitbart.com


Love PDT(No Homo)
Posted by: Shep Smith at May 26, 2018 01:20 PM (r9UYA)

If this goes through, my only hope is that the Deep State doesn't use this as a way to get rid of the few remaining conservative federal workers....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:37 PM (7uYFy)

198 In college I compiled a semi-formal list of Dogs that if a chick owned one, I would not date her.

Malmutes are on there.
Posted by: garrett


What about a girl w/2 camels?

youtube
camelsandfriends
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Pet Critic ... at May 26, 2018 01:37 PM (AoK0a)

199 >>What about a girl w/2 camels?


How many humps? Total.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:38 PM (QmRgE)

200 In college I compiled a semi-formal list of Dogs that if a chick owned one, I would not date her.

Malmutes are on there.
Posted by: garrett

What about a girl with two camels?
Posted by: Adriane the Pet Critic ... at May 26, 2018 01:37 PM (AoK0a)

Two humps?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:38 PM (7uYFy)

201 Also, any chick with more than 1 species of animal as pets.

Out.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:39 PM (QmRgE)

202 Race baitin'. It's one hell of a lucrative gig!

Posted by: Michael "Dog Whistle" Dyson at May 26, 2018 01:40 PM (Tyii7)

203 You want racial harmony? Well screw you.

Posted by: Michael "Dog Whistle" Dyson at May 26, 2018 01:44 PM (Tyii7)

204 188 In college I compiled a semi-formal list of Dogs that if a chick owned one, I would not date her.

Malmutes are on there.
Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:27 PM (QmRgE)


That doesn't seem to be the sort of dog one would have in a college dorm.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 01:45 PM (sdi6R)

205 Also, any chick with more than 1 species of animal as pets.

Out.
Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:39 PM (QmRgE)

Hard to believe but many "cat ladies" were actually quite hot when they were younger.
I'm old enough to remember some "before and afters."

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:46 PM (7uYFy)

206
202 Race baitin'. It's one hell of a lucrative gig!
Posted by: Michael "Dog Whistle" Dyson at May 26, 2018 01:40 PM (Tyii7)

Meme time:

animated .gif of Dyson, with the caption: "Go away. Race 'baitin".

I'm for too stoopid to know how to make that happen. So somebody else get on it, stat!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 01:47 PM (BRvh1)

207 My last two girlfriends had pomeranians.
What does this mean?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:47 PM (7uYFy)

208 Manufactured hatred makes the world go 'round, baby.

Posted by: Michael "Dog Whistle" Dyson at May 26, 2018 01:48 PM (Tyii7)

209 What ard chances of getting the cost of that $70,000 conference table out of McCabe's pention?

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 01:51 PM (aC6Sd)

210 My last two girlfriends had pomeranians.
What does this mean?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:47 PM (7uYFy)


Pomeranians can never be cured, but they can be controlled with medication and diet.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 01:51 PM (y87Qq)

211 I don't care for her feminist twaddle, but Michelle Goldberg is not bad looking. I like that hairstyle.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 01:54 PM (sdi6R)

212 tablet sign-in

Posted by: andycanuck at May 26, 2018 01:55 PM (Evws/)

213 Pomeranians can never be cured, but they can be controlled with medication and diet.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 01:51 PM (y87Qq)

Lol. What was hysterical was the male pomeranian the one girlfriend had---he had a HUGE penis.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:58 PM (7uYFy)

214 197 If this goes through, my only hope is that the Deep State doesn't use this as a way to get rid of the few remaining conservative federal workers....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:37 PM (7uYFy)


Interesting point. Hopefully I'm safe since I primarily run in an engineering crowd which has far less lefty stink than, say, HR or contracts.

Though said crowd comprises a lot of smart and hard-working folks, I personally know of one guy who fits the "worthless gubmint worker who would've been fired years ago in the private sector" description to a T. I'm interesting in reading the EO and will be following up with his supervisor in the coming weeks.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 26, 2018 01:58 PM (NL6wI)

215 201 Also, any chick with more than 1 species of animal as pets.

Out.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 01:39 PM (QmRgE)


Aw, c'mon. Despite what Venkman says, dogs and cats living together doesn't result in mass hysteria.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 26, 2018 02:00 PM (NL6wI)

216 Lol. What was hysterical was the male pomeranian the one girlfriend had---he had a HUGE penis.....
Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:58 PM (7uYFy)

Knotting.

Posted by: Pickles at May 26, 2018 02:00 PM (96C7R)

217 he had a HUGE penis.....
-----
Was he ship's dog of the good ship Venus?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 26, 2018 02:03 PM (Evws/)

218 My last two girlfriends had pomeranians.
What does this mean?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 01:47 PM (7uYFy)


You might want to get checked for Pomeranians before your next girlfriend ends up suffering the same fate.

Posted by: Make Katy Perry Stop Murdering Nuns! at May 26, 2018 02:06 PM (oVSFn)

219 Love PDT(No Homo)

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 26, 2018 01:20 PM (r9UYA)
-----
Greatest irony on the internet today.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 26, 2018 02:06 PM (Evws/)

220 I had the misfortune of for 7 years working for a man who wanted the organization to read + discuss a book by Michael Eric Dyson.

Apparently no one came to the discussions so he tried rescheduling them later in the year.

Posted by: Rick67 at May 26, 2018 02:07 PM (tzgR3)

221 Aw, c'mon. Despite what Venkman says, dogs and cats living together doesn't result in mass hysteria.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 26, 2018 02:00 PM (NL6wI)

They usually get along just fine. But the few exceptions can get ugly.
And messy.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 02:08 PM (7uYFy)

222 220 I had the misfortune of for 7 years working for a man who wanted the organization to read + discuss a book by Michael Eric Dyson.

Apparently no one came to the discussions so he tried rescheduling them later in the year.
Posted by: Rick67 at May 26, 2018 02:07 PM (tzgR3)


It would be funny if he had to keep rescheduling them for 7 years.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 02:09 PM (sdi6R)

223 Freeman >>> Michael Eric.

Wondered if the two were somehow distantly related, but it doesn't appear so. But just a cursory glance at the Curricula Vitae of them both is just astonishing.

The only thing the two seem to have in common is a professional connection to Princeton.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 02:17 PM (BRvh1)

224 I personally know of one guy who fits the "worthless gubmint worker who would've been fired years ago in the private sector" description to a T. I'm interesting in reading the EO and will be following up with his supervisor in the coming weeks.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 26, 2018 01:58 PM (NL6wI)


President Trump is from the private sector; he expects results.

Posted by: Doctor Venkman, Ghostbuster and man about town at May 26, 2018 02:17 PM (5Yee7)

225 US citizen imprisoned in Caracas for two years on weapons trafficking charges released.

https://tinyurl.com/ybo5nc6z

Not sure how I feel about this.

The 26-year-old Holt had gone to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry a woman he met online while he was looking for Spanish-speaking Mormons to help him improve his Spanish.

Aren't there easier ways to improve your Spanish than travelling to Venezuela to marry someone you met on line?

Sounds like this guy was just trying to bring Venezuelans into the US (many Mormons are open borders), in which case, I wish they'd have kept him.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 02:23 PM (/qEW2)

226 Sounds like this guy was just trying to bring Venezuelans into the US (many Mormons are open borders), in which case, I wish they'd have kept him.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 02:23 PM (/qEW2)

Take the guns. Leave the Spagnioli.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 26, 2018 02:24 PM (BRvh1)

227 Pretty quiet here today.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 02:35 PM (sdi6R)

228 Fooking storm track.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at May 26, 2018 02:38 PM (lLeln)

229 Soylo going down faster than Monica Lewinsky on a box of cigars. I watched the Ethan Sciver review. Yeah, the SJW bullshit touches would definitely outweigh the good moments, yeah.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 02:38 PM (/qEW2)

230 @229

I've got his "Tears of Soy LIVE" video playing in the background while I clean up my sty.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 26, 2018 02:43 PM (NL6wI)

231 Lol, Drudge's headline "Kim And Moon Back At It" with the photo of them embracing. Is he insinuating something?

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 02:43 PM (sdi6R)

232 Matt Drudge is like Anderson "Teabag" Cooper. There's almost nothing he likes more than to make homo jokes.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 26, 2018 02:48 PM (6FqZa)

233 >>>Lol, Drudge's headline "Kim And Moon Back At It" with the photo of them embracing. Is he insinuating something?

You know the rumors about Drudge. A lot of gay activists like to "promote" as many people into their ranks as they can. Often posthumously.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 02:48 PM (/qEW2)

234 pets nood

Posted by: andycanuck at May 26, 2018 03:00 PM (Evws/)

235 Always found it rather sad that the fact that the muz are still conducting slave auctions doesn't even seem to come up in the discussion. I guess #muzPrivilege is a potentially divisive topic.

They don't talk about it because there's no money in it.

Posted by: socratease at May 26, 2018 03:00 PM (2GbWn)

236 You know the rumors about Drudge. A lot of gay activists like to "promote" as many people into their ranks as they can. Often posthumously.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 02:48 PM (/qEW2)
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Found a site -TheLibertyBell.com that bills itself as the conservative Drudge. It has more links that interest me and fewer Woman eats dog food in street links.

Posted by: gNewt at May 26, 2018 03:26 PM (bxu2Y)

Weird News Dump

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Good morning little 'rons and 'ettes. Happy Memorial Day weekend Saturday.

*****

Let us take a peak at a few things that didn't get too much if any attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.

Have a fun time with these stories or something else in this open thread. Play nice with one another, no running with sharp objects and have a safe and fun weekend!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




Comments

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1 Hah!
Today is NOT going to be a disaster.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 08:21 AM (roQNm)

2 testing and hoping sock is off.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 26, 2018 08:22 AM (3Pma+)

3
.. short of being involved in a car wreck, or falling down dead from a heart attack.

Things are going to GET DONE today!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 08:24 AM (roQNm)

4
Just as soon as the trash man gets here and opens the transfer station so I can unload these bags of trash.

Any time now

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 08:25 AM (roQNm)

5 Not sure it solves, but it can't hurt

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 08:26 AM (aC6Sd)

6
Staying positive, even though I have to drive to the other side of town, seventy miles round trip.

I've got a list, a plan, and it's gonna happen according to plan.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 08:28 AM (roQNm)

7 Racing this weekend! Charlotte and Indy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:29 AM (JFO2v)

8 As I understand it, Kweef is calling balls and strikes, and Max Boot will do the color.

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at May 26, 2018 08:29 AM (Jj+59)

9
I have a good friend in Washington DC, who is in the know about these things and he tells that the thing that the bulky coats are hiding on Hillary!'s back is-


a large tick. I mean really large. A YUUUGE example of the order Ixodida. Like 33 lbs of tick.

Apparently, it attached itself years ago and has merged with Hillary! to form HillarTick. though it prefer the name, Daisy Longsucking.

They can't remove the tick because Hillary!'s blood supply is now 98% Lyme Disease Virus.

The Tick is said to be the dominant personality of HillarTick, which explains a lot.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 08:29 AM (9q7Dl)

10 Speaking of coffee it seems from listening to the Chris Stigall show on Tuesday Starbucks reeducation camp for employees went from a all day, to 1/2 day to a hour or so.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 08:34 AM (aC6Sd)

11 Qualifying for the Monaco grand prix starts in 10 minutes, and while that is the most important thing in this race it isn't the only thing.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 08:37 AM (aC6Sd)

12 A friends daughter just got back from a rather extensive tour of China. (business) He takes pic of McD's. and she photographed a lot of McD's will there. I guess they aren't considered an important military target.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:37 AM (WMfT/)

13 Top twenty

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 08:37 AM (R5lpX)

14 Being Memorial Day weekend, I think it's time I reread Ace's Money for Sex Skankathon. It never gets old.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:38 AM (+Tibp)

15 10 I have the transcript

you you you, pointing a two white girls and a guy, BAAAD!
you you you pointing a MS13er, Tranny, and stoner, GOOODER!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:38 AM (JFO2v)

16 Q: Do you know how to identify the special Christmas tin of Alphabetti Spaghetti?


A: No 'L'

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 08:38 AM (mvenn)

17 14 what?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:39 AM (JFO2v)

18 Alphabetti spaghetti is fine as long as nobody takes a 'P'

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 08:39 AM (mvenn)

19 What was that old BW science fiction movie where the alien attached itself to you back and controlled you. Hillary?

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:39 AM (WMfT/)

20 A: No 'L'

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 08:38 AM (mvenn)

iswydt

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 08:41 AM (0+nbW)

21 I wonder if the Dutch fake steak would meet Ace's Gainzz needs. Probably not, not low carb.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:45 AM (+Tibp)

22 Zontar the Thing from Venus...Might be the old movie where the alien attached itself you your back and controlled you. Hillary?

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:45 AM (WMfT/)

23 Q: Do you know how to identify the special Christmas tin of Alphabetti Spaghetti?


A: No 'L'
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*groan*

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 08:46 AM (kufk0)

24 "Histrionic personality disorder".....sounds like someone I'd like to hang with.

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 08:46 AM (0+nbW)

25 Whatever happened to the old fashioned bike racks?


*******


Well apparently, according to the other story, they all had to be removed because people kept getting their beavers stuck.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 08:46 AM (mvenn)

26 "Waiter! There's a 'B' in my soup!"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 08:49 AM (mvenn)

27 Husband is taking me to the gun range. I'm going to try out a P365 to see what the hype is all about. Then he wants to pick some stuff up at Academy. I love my husband!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 08:49 AM (kufk0)

28 I can't eat Alphabetti Spaghetti


I'm allergic to "C" food

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 08:50 AM (mvenn)

29 The FBI had at least 2 spies in the opposition parties campaign. FUKN SPIES! The FBI is just a political goon farm!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:50 AM (JFO2v)

30 Muldoon in in rare form....watch out!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 08:51 AM (kufk0)

31 The FBI had at least 2 spies in the opposition parties campaign. FUKN SPIES! The FBI is just a political goon farm!
Posted by: rhennigantx

Who was the second? Was it Carter Page?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:53 AM (+Tibp)

32 Life = Good.
Even if I'm still banging down oxycodeine.

Posted by: RI Red at May 26, 2018 08:54 AM (zkOmb)

33 Happy weekend everybody, wow a beaver for breakfast!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 08:54 AM (nWc4E)

34 Starbucks reeducation camp for employees went from a all day, to 1/2 day to a hour or so"

Yeah. Turns out some Charbucks stores managed to "skip" the entire farce. Go figure.

Oh, and Morning, y'all! Nice warm AM here, brisket is on, beer will be chilling soon...

Coffeeeeve and Shipley's. Is this heaven?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 26, 2018 08:54 AM (7LY+6)

35 I've been eating plant-based steak for years.

Cows eat plants, I eat cows.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 26, 2018 08:55 AM (fuK7c)

36 Muldoon, that was truly awful.

Bailing. Not only is Pixy dissing my weight, it's knocked me off four times this AM.

Thanks for the interesting stuff, MisHum. Later, horde.

Posted by: f/ass at May 26, 2018 08:55 AM (9Vruh)

37 Racing this weekend! Charlotte and Indy.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:29 AM (JFO2v)

Yeah, I get to drive through the pre race traffic in Charlotte and the post race traffic in Indianapolis all in the same day. Aren't I just the lucky fellow.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 08:56 AM (R5lpX)

38 Nothing like starting your Saturday with a coupla beaver stories.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 26, 2018 08:57 AM (5iPef)

39 So, does this new hip make my ass look big?

Posted by: RI Red at May 26, 2018 08:57 AM (zkOmb)

40
This new action movie looks like a koo-koo bananas version of the "Six Million Dollar Man".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=XyNlKTLUGgg


Only more splodey and splattery.


Should be fun. Call it the anti-Soylo.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 08:57 AM (9q7Dl)

41 So, if the FBI routinely spies on everyone, who were the informants in the Hillary campaign? Have they answered that yet?

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 26, 2018 08:57 AM (bZ7mE)

42 >>Being Memorial Day weekend, I think it's time I reread Ace's Money for Sex Skankathon. It never gets old.

Ah, that was the piece that got me started reading here daily.

And here I am, still here, and still 29.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 26, 2018 08:59 AM (mtfdF)

43 It looks like an old VW Microbus in the photo. They had a cargo version with fewer windows.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 08:59 AM (sdi6R)

44 I'll have a Big Mac and a side of Ming.

To go.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 26, 2018 08:59 AM (EoRCO)

45 In Philadelphia bike racks are alive and well, there are rent a bikes all over the city, no idea how they work.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 09:01 AM (aC6Sd)

46 I don't think the Florida town should apologize for the zombie thing. It was clearly a joke. A better response would be "We are happy to be able to change confirm that our broadcast system would indeed be able to reach residents in the case of a real emergency."

The problem, or part of it, is that schools insure that people have neither imagination or a sense of humor.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:02 AM (rp9xB)

47 Is it too early for pants?

Maybe after my second cup.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 09:02 AM (qJtVm)

48 So, if the FBI routinely spies on everyone, who were the informants in the Hillary campaign? Have they answered that yet?
----x--
^^^^this! How come no one has asked this question???

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 09:03 AM (kufk0)

49 Speaking of bike racks, a local small town police station has a bike rack out front that looks like handcuffs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 09:03 AM (+y/Ru)

50 I am certain that Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren et al will have no problem if the Trump administration inserts informers into their presidential campaigns, strictly for their protection of course.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 09:03 AM (nWc4E)

51 We were planning to camp in WV this weekend. Thunderstorms every day.

So we got a cabin. Off in a few hours.

Posted by: blaster at May 26, 2018 09:03 AM (jHrzU)

52 What's next, veggie chicken?

Not exactly.

Posted by: Human Chicken Hybrid at May 26, 2018 09:04 AM (UdKB7)

53 Bucket list item- see the Monaco Grand Prix in person at least once. Would be an amazing experience for this moron.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 09:04 AM (orE2c)

54 Being Memorial Day weekend, I think it's time I reread Ace's Money for Sex Skankathon. It never gets old. "

And still waiting for that sweet DC cash to roll in...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 26, 2018 09:05 AM (7LY+6)

55 Soooo, that plant-based "steak" is made of soy and wheat? Awesome job. Most food fetishists are sure they are allergic to gluten and, contrary to marketing, soy very much *does* have a taste of its own.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:05 AM (rp9xB)

56 Say what you may about vegetable-based simulated steak product, it's no boned rolled pig institutional meat food.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 09:06 AM (mvenn)

57 Wife asked if I had a billion dollars what I would do, told her sponsor a F-1 team and travel the world.
But for now got a emergency window repair at my mom and dad's house.

Rats.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 09:06 AM (aC6Sd)

58 a large tick. I mean really large. A YUUUGE example of the order Ixodida. Like 33 lbs of tick.

Are they sure it's not a Puppet Master? Operation Suntan is the only way to be sure.

Wait. Operation Suntan. Hillary. Ughhh. She's on her own.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 26, 2018 09:07 AM (brIR5)

59 Bike rack story is hilarious !

Reminds me of the Pipeline Integrity Management Program that was down the hall years ago ... they never acronymmed it for some reason.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 26, 2018 09:08 AM (xJrIn)

60 It never gets old. "

But the participants did. Mid to late 20s, now 40...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 26, 2018 09:08 AM (7LY+6)

61 I got a message in my Cheerios. It said "Ooooooo."

Posted by: josephistan at May 26, 2018 09:08 AM (ANIFC)

62 RI Red-

Your surgeon's name wasn't Oscar Goldman by any chance?

'Cause that would be cool if you had a bionic hip.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 26, 2018 09:09 AM (mvenn)

63 And here I am, still here, and still 29.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 26, 2018 08:59 AM (mtfdF)

Proof positive that reading the HQ keeps you young right?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:11 AM (rp9xB)

64 The problem, or part of it, is that schools insure that people have neither imagination or a sense of humor.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:02 AM (rp9xB)

The problem, or part of it, it that people DO have imagination and a sense of humor. It's just that their imagination and sense of humor are for shit.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 09:11 AM (9BLnV)

65 Prisoner's Log Day 45,
One thing we have noticed is that Captain Bill never hits the salad bar.
We are planning on our opportunity to strike at the desert bar at either 6:00 6:20, 6:30 7:00 or 11:00 or 11:15.


End Log

Posted by: Bill Kristol's Boat People at May 26, 2018 09:12 AM (7+qdf)

66 I knew being fat was good for you!!!

https://tinyurl.com/y8op667n

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2018 09:12 AM (kufk0)

67 I watched a few vids of some F1 practice at Monaco. Cured my nostalgia pretty quick.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 09:14 AM (RuIsu)

68 One thing we have noticed is that Captain Bill never hits the salad bar.
We are planning on our opportunity to strike at the desert bar at either 6:00 6:20, 6:30 7:00 or 11:00 or 11:15.


End Log
Posted by: Bill Kristol's Boat People at May 26, 2018 09:12 AM (7+qdf)

They have a bar with sand in it? Wouldn't that attract the wrong element?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 09:15 AM (9BLnV)

69 Husband is taking me to the gun range. I'm going to try out a P365 to see what the hype is all about.

-

Have a great time. That's probably my next concealed carry purchase years after deciding the search was over after buying and loving my Shield. The increase in capacity is very appealing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:15 AM (VgKNm)

70 Wife asked if I had a billion dollars what I would do, told her sponsor a F-1 team and travel the world.

-

What would you do after first year?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:17 AM (VgKNm)

71 So, if the FBI routinely spies on everyone, who were the informants in the Hillary campaign? Have they answered that yet?
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 26, 2018 08:57 AM (bZ7mE)



Because of her political reliability Hillz was allowed to monitor and report on herself.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 09:18 AM (2K6fY)

72 Who was the second? Was it Carter Page?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:53 AM (+Tibp)

No sure! May have been CIA plant.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 09:18 AM (JFO2v)

73 Now that I think about it, you could probably run near the middle or just outside of the top five and make that billion last four or five years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:19 AM (VgKNm)

74 News that affects Heather Radish at the very least, she is very annoyed by it, Twitter has shut down a lot of cat-based accounts over the last couple of days. It affects me a little since I retweet knitting, cats, and anti-trafficking with Knit'n Kitten, but one of her cat's accounts was shut down.

The issue for her, and I guess many, is that when setting up the accounts they put bio info in as if it were the cat, most cats are under 14, and Twitter *just* decided to enforce that rule. I think the real news is that Twitter *wasn't* enforcing the rule previously. A British account got reinstated by sending Twitter a photo of the cat and its human, but I doubt Heather Radish wants to do that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:19 AM (rp9xB)

75 Fat, stupid and self righteous is the only way to go through life

Posted by: Billy Kristol, midget weirdo at May 26, 2018 09:20 AM (FTPVM)

76 @realDonaldTrump 8 minutes ago

Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M. The great people of Utah will be very happy!

Posted by: Tami at May 26, 2018 09:20 AM (Enq6K)

77
Plant steak?

No thanks.

I guarantee you that it tastes nothing like a real steak. Kinda like sucking on a beef bullion cube with A-1 sauce, I'll bet.

And texture...

C'mon, this is simply an human version of those "meaty" dog chews.


Sit up and beg for your human chew! Good boy!


Progtards - stop trying to make eating processed bugs and overly processed veggies and fake meat a thing!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 09:20 AM (9q7Dl)

78 68
One thing we have noticed is that Captain Bill never hits the salad bar.

We are planning on our opportunity to strike at the desert bar at either 6:00 6:20, 6:30 7:00 or 11:00 or 11:15.





End Log

Posted by: Bill Kristol's Boat People at May 26, 2018 09:12 AM (7+qdf)



They have a bar with sand in it? Wouldn't that attract the wrong element?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 09:15 AM (9BLnV)

Prisoner's log Day 45 addendum,
We discovered a grammer natzi in our midst, we suspect him of being a spy for Captain Bill. When no one was looking we sent him over the rail.

End log.

Posted by: Bill Kristol's Boat People at May 26, 2018 09:21 AM (7+qdf)

79 Mornin' Horde. Wonder how the weather for the rest of my long weekend will be...

/checks storm track

FUUUUUUUUUU~

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at May 26, 2018 09:21 AM (lLeln)

80 41 So, if the FBI routinely spies on everyone, who were the informants in the Hillary campaign? Have they answered that yet?
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 26, 2018 08:57 AM (bZ7mE)

More importantly, why was not she PROTECTED from russians?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

81 The issue for her, and I guess many, is that when setting up the accounts they put bio info in as if it were the cat, most cats are under 14, and Twitter *just* decided to enforce that rule

-

Twitter has decided they want to be a serious platform for smart, serious people?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:21 AM (VgKNm)

82 My personal trainer is a black guy, born in the Bahamas and I believe he's lived in Africa as well.
He likes Donald Trump. I found it interesting he would get into a political conversation with a client, but I have dropped hints about how I'm conservative. I'm very careful in talking about politics with people I have a professional relationship with. But it was an interesting conversation.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at May 26, 2018 09:22 AM (nBr1j)

83 Wife asked if I had a billion dollars what I would do, told her sponsor a F-1 team and travel the world.

----Id spend most of it on liquor, gambling, and loose women.

Probably just waste the rest.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2018 09:22 AM (9rIkM)

84 61 I got a message in my Cheerios. It said "Ooooooo."
Posted by: josephistan at May 26, 2018 09:08 AM (ANIFC)

mine read o o O O O OOOOO

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

85 Sooo....Harv W. was arrested and bonded yesterday? Haven't seen much about it.

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 09:24 AM (0+nbW)

86 likes Donald Trump. I found it interesting he would get into a political conversation with a client, but I have dropped hints about how I'm conservative. I'm very careful in talking about politics with people I have a professional relationship with. But it was an interesting conversation.

Posted by: Northernlurker

-

A moron posted something similar about a Chinese person who is baffled by the hatred of Trump. He said something like, "I don't understand. Americans used to love strong men."

A good observation, and one that has the potential to destroy a nation.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:25 AM (VgKNm)

87 Billion dollars = Jay Leno style garage and keepers.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:27 AM (VgKNm)

88 Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:21 AM (VgKNm)

Who knows, hard to believe even they would be delusional enough to hope for that. The cats at least all the other stuff more bearable.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:29 AM (rp9xB)

89 Starbucks reeducation camp for employees went from a all day, to 1/2 day to a hour or so.

-
You racist honkeys need to die. There. I did it in under a minute.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 09:29 AM (+y/Ru)

90 A nice day to make a visit to the Gun Show at the Pasadena, TX Fairgrounds Auditorium.

Lookin' for an older Remington 870 Wingmaster. Of course, I'd be happy to consider any such offered up for sale by any SCUBA qualified Morons or 'Ettes, soon as they conduct the salvage operation from their nearest waterway.

Any Houston area Horde who might wanna meet up noonish, my email is at my nic, here.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2018 09:29 AM (QzJWU)

91 @realDonaldTrump 8 minutes ago

Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M. The great people of Utah will be very happy!

-
The coyotes howl but the moon shines on.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 09:31 AM (+y/Ru)

92 Any Houston area Horde who might wanna meet up noonish, my email is at my nic, here.
Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2018 09:29 AM (QzJWU)


I'm down, but it's a little out of my way. Meet halfway in STL maybe?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 09:33 AM (y87Qq)

93 The Tick is said to be the dominant personality of HillarTick, which explains a lot.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 08:29 AM (9q7Dl)


Nonsense. Nobody believes ticks are that avaricious and bloodthirsty.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 09:33 AM (cY3LT)

94 Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M. The great people of Utah will be very happy!

Geez, what can't Trump do?

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 09:34 AM (R5lpX)

95 I don't believe for one second that the designers of that bike rack didn't know exactly what they were creating.

Posted by: Bill R. at May 26, 2018 09:36 AM (IuYIh)

96 >>Proof positive that reading the HQ keeps you young right?

Hmm. I might need a refund.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 26, 2018 09:36 AM (mtfdF)

97 Sooo....Harv W. was arrested and bonded yesterday? Haven't seen much about it.

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 09:24 AM (0+nbW)



I think the reason is that Weinstein's lawyer's main talking point is that "HW didn't invent the casting couch" and that these "relationships were all consensual" and that the same thing happens all over Hollywood every day.

And he says this long and loudly and repeatedly.

Nobody in Hollywood or the rest of the media like their dirty laundry aired at all.

How can they be Our Betters if they're all revealed to be creepy rapists and pimps or gross grasping slatterns?

Very few innocents in that mix.

Though the few who appear to have stood up and maintained their self-respect like Mira Sorvino make all the rest look even worse.

And do the same hijinks extend to the news media?

I bet they do.

Probably, at this point they all wish HW would just go away or die or flee to France like Polanski.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 09:36 AM (9q7Dl)

98 Wife asked if I had a billion dollars what I would do

Two chicks at the same time, man.

Posted by: Lawrence at May 26, 2018 09:38 AM (tOsEd)

99 Sooo....Harv W. was arrested and bonded yesterday? Haven't seen much about it.

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 09:24 AM (0+nbW)

He was carrying a biography of Elia Kazan with him for all to see. Kazan famously "named names." This could get interesting.

Posted by: josephistan at May 26, 2018 09:39 AM (ANIFC)

100 I got a message in my Cheerios. It said "Ooooooo."
Posted by: josephistan at May 26, 2018 09:08 AM (ANIFC)

mine read o o O O O OOOOO
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 09:23 AM (JFO2v)


They make all sorts of Cheerios these days, it's hard to keep track. Fruity, honey nut, banana, chocolate, peanut butter. I must have gotten a box of Sexy Cheerios. Mine reads oo oo o o ooo ooooooo!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 09:40 AM (cY3LT)

101 Lookin' for an older Remington 870 Wingmaster

-

Good luck in your search. I've got more expensive pieces, and more prestigious pieces, but my wingmaster is definitely my cold, dead hands piece. Love them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:40 AM (VgKNm)

102

Stopped for gas and coffee in Lake Jackson. A lady comes into the store wearing pajamas, a bathrobe and slippers. My times sicken me.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2018 09:41 AM (BRQ+4)

103 >>>>Wife asked if I had a billion dollars what I would do

Get rid of the wife before she can get rid of you.

Posted by: It's Barry! at May 26, 2018 09:41 AM (Tf/vJ)

104 Let us take a peak (said the goddess Athena, snatching the top of a mountain as she strode toward Athens).

Let us take a peek (said Harvey Weinstein), at which a starlet said "eek."

Thus endeth the pedantic lesson.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 09:42 AM (0bRDi)

105 Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M.

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How many terrorists did we have to trade?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:42 AM (VgKNm)

106 Ah, TIME Magazine, you used to be a contender. Here's and article from Illustration Art on the portraits of important personages that used to grace its covers:

http://illustrationart.blogspot.com/

Some of the best were by Bernard Safran:

https://www.pinterest.com/wbryant11/bernard-safran/


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 09:42 AM (qJtVm)

107 105 Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M.

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How many terrorists did we have to trade?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 09:42 AM (VgKNm)

We tried to give them Sean Penn & Danny Glover, but they refused.

Posted by: josephistan at May 26, 2018 09:43 AM (ANIFC)

108 The casting couch defense is feasible.
Quim pro quo, as they say.

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 09:44 AM (yxvWh)

109 Sooo....Harv W. was arrested and bonded yesterday? Haven't seen much about it.

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2018 09:24 AM (0+nbW)

He was carrying a biography of Elia Kazan with him for all to see. Kazan famously "named names." This could get interesting.
Posted by: josephistan

Harvey, probably has video

Posted by: Jean at May 26, 2018 09:44 AM (vH6E1)

110 3 Things are going to GET DONE today!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 08:24 AM (roQNm)

You go, Skandia Recluse!

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 09:45 AM (0bRDi)

111 Religion of peace update:

Sudan: Teen Rape Victim Appeals Sharia Death Sentence

You know, all cultures are created equal.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 09:46 AM (+y/Ru)

112 Things are going to GET DONE today!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 08:24 AM (roQNm)



Most of them involve naps and beer.

BUT, THEY WILL GET DONE!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 09:48 AM (9q7Dl)

113 The casting couch defense is feasible.

Quim pro quo, as they say.
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 09:44 AM (yxvWh)


Only if no coercion or violence can be proved.

DAs usually won't bring charges if his office didn't believe there was a win in it, somehow. For felony, of course, the grand jury had a peek at the witnesses too.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 09:49 AM (2K6fY)

114 31
The FBI had at least 2 spies in the opposition parties campaign. FUKN SPIES! The FBI is just a political goon farm!

Posted by: rhennigantx



Who was the second? Was it Carter Page?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:53 AM (+Tibp)

I think this is the part of the examination for "irregularities" that Trump commissioned. If the FBI has a tortured policy somewhere that justifies this level of domestic spying, generally, to cover both parties as a matter of Nat Sec, then lets see the all the files that you generated on the Dems. Oh........you never did that.........your fired. He's gonna hangem with their own "rules"

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 26, 2018 09:50 AM (7+qdf)

115 The casting couch defense is feasible.
Quim pro quo, as they say.
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 09:44 AM (yxvWh)


It absolutely is.

People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.

Think about it. The gals get jobs because they are willing to kneel down. How do the guys get jobs?

Not all of them, but enough of them, and we are never never never supposed to know about such things, because the industry itself, the very thing that they are selling is illusion and fantasy. It is such a small step from "innocent" fantasy to corruption. Perversion. And it happens so fast, it's like laying out bottles of booze at an AA meeting, or black tar and needles at an NA meeting. Just lay it all out on tables at the back and tell everybody, "help yourselves!"

Some won't. Some. But the rich and powerful and sick producers of Hollowwood have been given an endless supply of their favorite drug: Young fresh flesh. Willing flesh.

So why wouldn't you. What has Hollowwood cultivated within its confines that would tell them not to. Tell them it's wrong.

That's right. Nothing.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 09:51 AM (cY3LT)

116 Professional Racial Grievance Industry Profiteer Al Sharpton Leads Protest Outside NFL Headquarters After Ban Against Disrespecting National Anthem, American Flag

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Those poor multimillionaires! How will they survive!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 09:52 AM (+y/Ru)

117 A comment that is actually coffee related! I like "Desi Coffee" which is a cold, foamed, sweet coffee creation with cinnamon and cardamom. The directions call for whipping instant coffee in a little water until it foams and then adding the other ingredients. I found the best way, and a handy way to make sure it's nice and cold, is to put the coffee powder, water, spices (I use my cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and coriander mix) and sugar or syrup into a Tang container and set it in the fridge overnight. In the morning put milk n the cup you want to use and then shake the ingredients in the Tang container vigorously. For some reason the manufacturers made sure the containers had a great seal and it makes the perfect shaker (for matcha lattes too). Pour the frothed coffee into the milk and enjoy.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:53 AM (rp9xB)

118 Today is NOT going to be a disaster.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 08:21 AM (roQNm)
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tempting fate is generally NOT a good idea.

YMMV.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 09:53 AM (79lT1)

119 The wiki article about Elia Kazan notes that decades later when he received some lifetime award "dozens of actors refused to applaud".

These are the same shitheads who gave pervo Polanski a standing ovation.

Yeah, we should listen to *their* opinions about all the things!!

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at May 26, 2018 09:54 AM (0ReGO)

120 Beaumont man charged in case of bombs placed at church, Starbucks

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Dude, you don't have to destroy Suxbucks. Just stand back and watch it happen.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 09:55 AM (+y/Ru)

121 People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.


This is accurate. The people always scoff part.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 26, 2018 09:55 AM (fuK7c)

122 Delusional artist who kept a 'kill list' and was obsessed with being Johnny Depp killed a pensioner with his guitar for 'staring at him' in a pub

I'm suing him for copyright infringement, baby.

Posted by: Honky Tonk Man at May 26, 2018 09:55 AM (f3MDZ)

123 So, I saw something that said Farrakhan actually said Trump has done more to take on the enemies of AAs than any other POTUS

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 09:56 AM (yxvWh)

124 Linked from the "failure to investigate" link:

"More than 34,000 people have signed a petition to change the word 'no' in the English language to 'yesn't'."

Whether I laugh or cry about this depends on whether the respondents were trolling or serious... and I'll never know.

Good morning.

Posted by: mindful webworker realllly wishes stupid could be fixed at May 26, 2018 09:58 AM (XqXVp)

125 Apropos of nothing, it sickens me to my core that Publix caved to that brownshirted little twerp.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 26, 2018 10:01 AM (mQ0Mc)

126 So, I saw something that said Farrakhan actually said Trump has done more to take on the enemies of AAs than any other POTUS

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I saw that on Candace Owen's twitter yesterday. She thought it was a really big deal.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 26, 2018 10:02 AM (mQ0Mc)

127 People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.
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This is accurate. The people always scoff part.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 26, 2018 09:55 AM (fuK7c)


It's easier to believe in illusions.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 10:02 AM (cY3LT)

128
Racing this weekend! Charlotte and Indy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:29 AM (JFO2v)
Monaco too.

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 26, 2018 10:02 AM (d/thM)

129 Man, I miss my bus.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 10:03 AM (L+hSz)

130 People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.

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It seems strange how so many mediocre to untalented men are so willing to run interference for Weinstein.

Looking at you, Matt Damon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:03 AM (VgKNm)

131 Everything is ok, they took double-hung window out and couldn't get it back into the mechanism

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 10:03 AM (aC6Sd)

132 So, I saw something that said Farrakhan actually said Trump has done more to take on the enemies of AAs than any other POTUS

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Gosh, Fairy-con. Generally, I want blacks on Team Trump but I want you and your spaceship to stay on Deathstar Obama-Clinton.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 10:03 AM (+y/Ru)

133 80
41 So, if the FBI routinely spies on everyone, who were the informants in the Hillary campaign? Have they answered that yet?

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 26, 2018 08:57 AM (bZ7mE)



More importantly, why was not she PROTECTED from russians?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 09:21 AM (JFO2v)


I have recently discovered that the FBI has a standing policy routinely monitors all political campaigns for infiltration from foreign operatives. This is a great thing that the FBI should be doing. I thank them for keep an eye on my boys.


Thanks a alot fellas (Trump turns and shakes Rosenstein's and the FBI jack wagons hands make small talk, pats on the shoulder stuff.). Then Nation is well served by your diligence and forward think protection program.

HOWEVER, I have become aware that in the course of the application of this program you failed to monitor Hilary Clinton's campaign or take any action on her illegal homebrew server, nor have you done likewise to any Democratic Campaign.

This is a gross failure and a dereliction of duty on the part of senior management of the FBI and DOJ. Your fired, effective immediately. Here's a Rubbermaid tub. General Flynn will escort you to your desks so you may collect your personal items. Gimme your phones.

The FBI policy of monitoring of all political campaigns will be ordered into full effect as of this moment today.

MAGA

Posted by: President Richard Punch at May 26, 2018 10:04 AM (7+qdf)

134 Did get to see Q3 there after it was fixed

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 10:04 AM (aC6Sd)

135 People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.

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It seems strange how so many mediocre to untalented men are so willing to run interference for Weinstein.

Looking at you, Matt Damon.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:03 AM (VgKNm)


Because yeah, all those actors people swoon over, they all got their jobs on a merit based system of analyzing talent and dedication to their craft.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 10:04 AM (cY3LT)

136 I'm betting Bandersnatch has pretty good Gaydar.




They can smell their own, you know.

Posted by: garrett at May 26, 2018 10:05 AM (L+hSz)

137 redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 09:53 AM

No plan survives contact with the enemy.
Local repair shop refused to sharpen mower blades. Had to order new ones, pickup Wednesday.

blew the rest of the list to hell.
I shoulda just ordered online, UPS would deliver, and save a trip.

effity effity effity effity effity.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 10:06 AM (roQNm)

138 They didn't think to put 'protection' on the Hillary campaign and so they were hacked and henceforth lost a very winnable President

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 10:06 AM (aC6Sd)

139 Prisoner's log Day 45 addendum,

We discovered a grammer natzi in our midst, we suspect him of being a spy for Captain Bill. When no one was looking we sent him over the rail.

End log.


Well, actually, that was a spelling dig and...

Aaaaaaahhhhh!!! (SPLASH!)

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2018 10:06 AM (7oUUT)

140 I'm betting Bandersnatch has pretty good Gaydar.




They can smell their own, you know.

Posted by: garrett

IT'S FUNNY CUZ HE'S CALLING HIM GAY

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 26, 2018 10:07 AM (f3MDZ)

141 Thinking of taking a bike ride, nice out now

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 10:07 AM (aC6Sd)

142 102 Stopped for gas and coffee in Lake Jackson. A lady comes into the store wearing pajamas, a bathrobe and slippers. My times sicken me.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2018 09:41 AM (BRQ+4)

I saw that back in the day, long time ago. Sometimes there's not a bad reason for it.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:08 AM (0bRDi)

143
Thinking of taking a bike ride, nice out now
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 10:07 AM (aC6Sd)



You should leave it out more often.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 10:08 AM (2K6fY)

144 36 ... Not only is Pixy dissing my weight, it's knocked me off four times this AM...
Posted by: f/ass at May 26, 2018 08:55 AM (9Vruh)


But note that since you changed your nic, Pixy changed your hash. Just to mess with you, of course.

Posted by: mindful webworker has vague memories of black Afghani finger hash back in '72 at May 26, 2018 10:09 AM (XqXVp)

145 Yesn't link.

https://bit.ly/2xflB1p

Why? I don't yesn't.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 10:09 AM (+y/Ru)

146 I saw that back in the day, long time ago. Sometimes there's not a bad reason for it.
Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:08 AM (0bRDi)


One of the local leading lights, back in the day, used to get drunk at the strip clubs and they would call his wife to come pick him up so he wouldn't drive home drunk at two in the morning.

She used to show up in a housecoat and pajamas to collect him.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 10:10 AM (2K6fY)

147 Morning, horde. Need coffee.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 26, 2018 10:11 AM (NP6Fb)

148 Stopped for gas and coffee in Lake Jackson. A lady comes into the store wearing pajamas, a bathrobe and slippers. My times sicken me.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2018 09:41 AM (BRQ+4)

I saw that back in the day, long time ago. Sometimes there's not a bad reason for it.
Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:08 AM (0bRDi)



Yeah, that was a thing for a while around the time Oblabla was elected.

I saw it at least once a week, then it went away.

Thank God.

I wasn't like the pajama women were hawt 20 year olds in teddies and high heels.


I think wearing yoga pants took it place.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 10:11 AM (9q7Dl)

149 a billion dollars?

i'd move someplace like Texas, and open a factory that made new, mil-spec M1 Garand receivers. maybe M1 Carbine and 03 Springfield receivers as well.

pretty sure there would be a market for them.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:11 AM (79lT1)

150 115 And it happens so fast, it's like laying out bottles of booze at an AA meeting

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 09:51 AM (cY3LT)

A comparison that is new to me.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:11 AM (0bRDi)

151 I think wearing yoga pants took it place.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 10:11 AM (9q7Dl)


I used to be able to gauge how far into the semester it was by where the girls were on the coordinated outfit/makeup/styled hair -> sweats/scrunchie ponytail spectrum.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 10:14 AM (y87Qq)

152
Why? I don't yesn't.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 10:09 AM (+y/Ru)


That's kyesn't.

Posted by: Spelling Nazi at May 26, 2018 10:14 AM (cY3LT)

153 John McCain: 'Go To Hell' If You Don't Like That I Passed Pee Dossier To FBI

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Dude, I'm not sure that I'm the one who bought a one way ticket.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 10:15 AM (+y/Ru)

154 Muldoon, opsec requires me to not spy or inform on my surgeon. I am, however, better, stronger and faster. Relatively.

Posted by: RI Red at May 26, 2018 10:16 AM (ARQ+P)

155 Tommy Robinson was arrested yesterday for "breeching the peace" outside of a grooming gang trial.
https://tinyurl.com/y7fyxdvx

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 26, 2018 10:18 AM (f3MDZ)

156 Fake steak?

* looks out at the black Angus grazing in the pasture *

Why? In Heaven's name, why‽‽‽

Posted by: mindful webworker - hamburger needs no helper at May 26, 2018 10:18 AM (XqXVp)

157
"More than 34,000 people have signed a petition to change the word 'no' in the English language to 'yesn't'.

Mindful webworker, that is double-plus ungood.

Posted by: RI Red at May 26, 2018 10:19 AM (ARQ+P)

158 hey Jim!

i just e-mailed you re: "Older Wingmasters"

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:21 AM (79lT1)

159 146 She used to show up in a housecoat and pajamas to collect him.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 10:10 AM (2K6fY)

And maybe curlers.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:21 AM (0bRDi)

160 People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.
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Most of the actresses are too.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 26, 2018 10:22 AM (2NqXo)

161 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 26, 2018 10:18 AM (f3MDZ)

He wasn't just arrested. He was tried and sentenced. Amazing how it took them two years to grind Count Dankula through the courts and only an afternoon to get Robinson behind bars. He wasn't the one shouting vulgarities and threats either. His "breaching the peace" consisted of him being the target of, at least, verbal abuse.

For those preening about not using Twitter, I'd like to point out that Twitter is how I know about this.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 10:23 AM (rp9xB)

162 And it happens so fast, it's like laying out bottles of booze at an AA meeting

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 09:51 AM (cY3LT)

A comparison that is new to me.
Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:11 AM (0bRDi)


Maybe not fair to people in recovery.

A more apt comparison could be, rolling barrels of booze onto skid row.

Or what happens in urban areas when there is a blackout. The natives break into stores and carry off tv's and basketball shoes.

Why? Because they can.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 10:24 AM (cY3LT)

163 131 Everything is ok, they took double-hung window out and couldn't get it back into the mechanism
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 10:03 AM (aC6Sd)

Well, that's good. Was Memorial Weekend traffic crazy?

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:24 AM (0bRDi)

164 ""John McCain: 'Go To Hell' If You Don't Like That I Passed Pee Dossier To FBI
""


Fucking guy is just hell bent on pissing away any goodwill people have/had left for him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2018 10:25 AM (9Om/r)

165 People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.
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Most of the actresses are too.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 26, 2018 10:22 AM (2NqXo)


I doubt it, but maybe more accurately, would kneel/lay down for anybody, if it gets them their big break.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 10:25 AM (cY3LT)

166 The MSM is on a jihad to slime Scott Pruitt, saw one of the lowest attempts yet in an AP story today. "Emails show EPA, Climate Deniers linked!!!"

And when you read the story, you learn that the "Outrage!" was that Pruitt's office notified the Heartland Institute of some upcoming public meetings, so that a representative could attend. For those who haven't been following this closely, the Heartland Institute has been asking for honest science and open data sources for at least 20 years now. So of course, the fact that they support Real science and question junk studies makes the left go "Witch!!! Witch! Burn the WITCH!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

167 No plan survives contact with the enemy.


Local repair shop refused to sharpen mower blades. Had to order new ones, pickup Wednesday.
blew the rest of the list to hell.


I shoulda just ordered online, UPS would deliver, and save a trip.


effity effity effity effity effity.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 10:06 AM (roQNm)
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well, now you can start drinking beer and grilling meat... get to it!


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:27 AM (79lT1)

168 ""John McCain: 'Go To Hell' If You Don't Like That I Passed Pee Dossier To FBI
""


Fucking guy is just hell bent on pissing away any goodwill people have/had left for him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2018 10:25 AM (9Om/r)


What's the deadline (literally) for triggering a November special election to fill his seat? June 1?

Look for the "breaking news" headline. It won't happen before then.

#lessthantwoweeksuntilmccaincroaks

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 10:28 AM (cY3LT)

169 He wasn't just arrested. He was tried and sentenced. Amazing how it took them two years to grind Count Dankula through the courts and only an afternoon to get Robinson behind bars. He wasn't the one shouting vulgarities and threats either. His "breaching the peace" consisted of him being the target of, at least, verbal abuse.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

He was already on a suspended sentence for aggravated journalism outside of a previous grooming gang trial. The Brit deep state is desperate to keep the depths of the migrant rape crisis from the public.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 26, 2018 10:28 AM (f3MDZ)

170 138 They didn't think to put 'protection' on the Hillary campaign and so they were hacked and henceforth lost a very winnable President
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 10:06 AM (aC6Sd)

So the deep state colluded with the Russians to help Trump? That should go over with the fickle moonbats.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 26, 2018 10:28 AM (NP6Fb)

171 164 ""John McCain: 'Go To Hell' If You Don't Like That I Passed Pee Dossier To FBI
""


Fucking guy is just hell bent on pissing away any goodwill people have/had left for him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2018 10:25 AM (9Om/r)

I bought Faith of My Fathers, shortly before the 2000 Presidential election, and read it, and lent it to a Dem-friend, who lent me Jim Webb's Fields of Fire. Seems like a very different time.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 10:29 AM (0bRDi)

172 ""John McCain: 'Go To Hell' If You Don't Like That I Passed Pee Dossier To FBI
""


Fucking guy is just hell bent on pissing away any goodwill people have/had left for him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2018 10:25 AM (9Om/r)



Eh.

This is his "I yam what I yam." moment.

He thinks we'll all be impressed by his steadfast convictions and such.


But, revealing yourself to be a lying, scheming, back-stabbing, passive-aggressive, tone-deaf fuck noodle in your final days?


Well.....good luck.

And...


...


...


...


Bye.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 10:29 AM (9q7Dl)

173 I'd buy a reasonable facsimile fakesteak for primitive hiking trips if the not-meat didn't require refrigeration.

Probably make a lot of money from normal people who can't eat red meat for health reasons, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:33 AM (VgKNm)

174 surplusammo.com has a bunch of sales up this weekend, for those of you who live in a free state.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:36 AM (79lT1)

175 This is his "I yam what I yam." moment.

He thinks we'll all be impressed by his steadfast convictions and such.

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It's tragic that he's such a prisoner to it, and will eventually die there.

Seems almost fitting.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:37 AM (VgKNm)

176 If McCain is not a scared old man screaming against everyone because he is dying, and trying drown out the niggling fear that everything he did just proves his dishonesty and selfish greed by shouting over it, then I suspect he is being Woodrow Wilson after the stroke, and people in his operation/handling staff are issuing these releases in a final attempt to make a point or some goal.

Now, it could be that someone truly loves the man and is trying to cement his place in history, but that means he hired a bunch of tin-eared hacks.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 10:37 AM (2K6fY)

177 I'd buy a reasonable facsimile fakesteak for primitive hiking trips if the not-meat didn't require refrigeration.


Probably make a lot of money from normal people who can't eat red meat for health reasons, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:33 AM (VgKNm)
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after 20+ years in uniform, my idea of primitive camping is a hotel with no room service. #FTS. if i was to lose my mind and do that sort of thing again, i'd carry dehydrated food, like the Gen 1 MREs.

protip: if you can't eat red meat for health reasons, you're NOT normal.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:40 AM (79lT1)

178 Ha. It will be even worse if someone is telling McCain what to say to America.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:40 AM (VgKNm)

179 45 In Philadelphia bike racks are alive and well, there are rent a bikes all over the city, no idea how they work.
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 09:01 AM (aC6Sd)

You see, the guy who owns the rent a bike company owns a couple pols (mayor, councilman, etc.), he gets ridiculous amounts of your money for a service nobody needs, wants, or uses, and then a portion of those funds go back into the pols' "campaigns.'

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 26, 2018 10:40 AM (NP6Fb)

180 protip: if you can't eat red meat for health reasons, you're NOT normal.

Posted by: redc1c4

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I see your point. Let's say normal thinking people, maybe. I know a lot of folks who have reached an age where the pork rinds have caught up with them and they've got to choose the chicken option at the restaurant because the steak one might eventually lead to another trip to the hospital to check on a weird heart rate.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:43 AM (VgKNm)

181 Only reason not to eat red meat is if you are allergic

Fat will not give you a heart attack

Veggie and fruit and grains will

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 10:46 AM (yxvWh)

182 and i saw yours as well...

i was just being a smart-ass.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:46 AM (79lT1)

183 protip: if you can't eat red meat for health reasons, you're NOT normal.

Posted by: redc1c4

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I see your point. Let's say normal thinking people, maybe. I know a lot of folks who have reached an age where the pork rinds have caught up with them and they've got to choose the chicken option at the restaurant because the steak one might eventually lead to another trip to the hospital to check on a weird heart rate.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 10:43 AM (VgKNm)


I don't eat much meat anymore... and vehemently correct anyone who says things like "oh, you're vegan?"

No, douchebag! I didn't sign up for anybody's insane religious cult, I just stopped overeating meat. Especially red meat.

So I do some veggie substitutes, but even there I have to be careful. I am an omnivore, and if given my choice, if there were no consequences, I would consume pretty much only sugar based foods and juicy fatty animal flesh.

But there are consequences. So I might consider trying the fake steak, if they ever send it here. But maybe not, because the main benefit of NOT eating meat, for me at least, is not overdoing the portions, and if it tastes enough like steak, I'll overdo it.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 26, 2018 10:47 AM (cY3LT)

184 #1 reason for high blood pressure is your dna

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 10:49 AM (yxvWh)

185 read it and LYMFAO

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/05/26/
whoops-did-anti-nra-activists-who-got-publix
-to-cave-on-donations-stumble-into-an-amazing-self-own/

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:50 AM (79lT1)

186 Prisoner's log Day 45 addendum,
We discovered a grammer natzi in our midst, we suspect him of being a spy for Captain Bill. When no one was looking we sent him over the rail.

End log.
Posted by: Bill Kristol's Boat People at May 26, 2018 09:21 AM (7+qdf)

But, I was saved by a passing mermaid. You will never stop the grammar Nazi!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 10:51 AM (9BLnV)

187 #1 reason for high blood pressure is your dna
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#2 reason is getting your "healthcare" at the VA.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:52 AM (79lT1)

188 Veggie and fruit and grains will
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 10:46 AM (yxvWh)

I am northern european and what are the odds my ancestors walked through the jungle eating fruit and berries. If their is evolution then how would I have learned to process fruit sugars?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 10:53 AM (JFO2v)

189 #3 reason for high blood pressure is following the government recommfor a "heart healthy diet"

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 10:54 AM (yxvWh)

190 People always scoff when I say I believe most male actors in Hollowwood are gay.
**************************************************

Most of the actresses are too.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 26, 2018 10:22 AM (2NqXo)


I doubt it, but maybe more accurately, would kneel/lay down for anybody, if it gets them their big break.

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How ironic that the Hollyweirdos who protest so vehemently against gun violence and sexual misconduct are the very people who pump it into our living rooms.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 10:55 AM (+y/Ru)

191 "Beavers Behind Bars"

I know the name of the next Weinstein flick.

Posted by: Miklos. co-producer at May 26, 2018 10:55 AM (zCyNd)

192 Wife is finally getting dressed to take me to pick up my car rental. Hope she hurries up the place closes at 12.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 10:56 AM (R5lpX)

193 But, I was saved by a passing mermaid. You will never stop the grammar Nazi!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 10:51 AM (9BLnV)
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meanwhile, back in the jungle...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h9PbMucPXU

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:56 AM (79lT1)

194 If their is evolution then how would I have learned to process fruit sugars?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 10:53 AM (JFO2v)

Natural sugars are only available for a short period. Fattens your body up for the winter.

Posted by: muckrack at May 26, 2018 10:57 AM (U6HrF)

195 How ironic that the Hollyweirdos who protest so
vehemently against gun violence and sexual misconduct are the very
people who pump it into our living rooms.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 10:55 AM (+y/Ru)
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not ours.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 10:58 AM (79lT1)

196 For those preening about not using Twitter, I'd like to point out that Twitter is how I know about this.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Indeed.

"The Twitter ate my toenails" shtick is a bit tiring.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 26, 2018 10:59 AM (LNPd9)

197 true story: small jewelry store had an attempted robbery yesterday afternoon, somewhere around 2PM.

perps walked in, whipped out hammers and pepper spray... then a store employee whipped out a gun and took a shot or shots.

perps are apparently still running, but the shit trail the cops were following faded out.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 11:00 AM (79lT1)

198 "More than 34,000 people have signed a petition to change the word 'no' in the English language to 'yesn't'.


No, you mustn't!

Posted by: Miklos giovanni fascisti grammatico at May 26, 2018 11:00 AM (zCyNd)

199 Sitting at Phoenix airport waiting for my flight to Seattle.
Have a great weekend Hordlings and God bless those who gave the last full measure.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2018 11:01 AM (r74Oi)

200 #19 wha da name of that para z it movie wid the the dowagers hump?

The Puppetmasters, an excellent scare story by Heinlien.

believe D. Sutherland starred in the movie.

Posted by: rod of correction at May 26, 2018 11:02 AM (WX+x0)

201 Have a safe flight Diogenes. And watch out for those fruit loops in Seattle.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 11:02 AM (R5lpX)

202 #4 reason for high blood pressure is other people.

Posted by: Jean-Miklos Sartre at May 26, 2018 11:02 AM (zCyNd)

203 #1 cure for high blood pressure is not to get stressed out.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 11:04 AM (R5lpX)

204 Have a safe flight Diogenes. And watch out for those fruit loops in Seattle.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 11:02 AM (R5lpX)

Be very careful in Seattle. I was there once; they throw fish at each other.

Posted by: Miklos remembered to duck at May 26, 2018 11:04 AM (zCyNd)

205 Thanks Traveling Man.
There is a guy sitting nearby with an Evergreen college shirt.
I just laughed.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2018 11:04 AM (r74Oi)

206 There is a guy sitting nearby with an Evergreen college shirt.
I just laughed.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2018 11:04 AM (r74Oi)

Did you ask if the seven years of college were really down the drain?

Posted by: Miklos, Delta pledge at May 26, 2018 11:05 AM (zCyNd)

207 Miklos.
They will have to stop the fish throwing. The city council wants to tax by the throw.

For the homeless.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2018 11:06 AM (r74Oi)

208 sig 239 rides comfy in small of my back as backup to s&w six shooter with 357 load. wear suspenders and belt for weight spread, always comfortable. Oh and reloads all around.

Posted by: rod of correction at May 26, 2018 11:06 AM (WX+x0)

209 #1 reason for high blood pressure is your dna
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at May 26, 2018 10:49 AM (yxvWh)

I would agree, but I'm pretty much the only member of my family with hbp--and I'm far from the most overweight. Even my 80 year old parents don't have it. I take amlopodine and it works like a charm.
My reading at the Dr,'s are usually 122/78 now.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 26, 2018 11:07 AM (7uYFy)

210 No. But I did tell him where I work they will not even read a resume from an Evergreen grad.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2018 11:07 AM (r74Oi)

211 Back from bike ride and had last of watermelon, really nice out, 80 degrees and sunny.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:07 AM (aC6Sd)

212 if you don't want to Twitter, there's always Twitchy, where you ca see what's going on, to a certain extent.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 11:07 AM (79lT1)

213 "Teach a man to throw fish, and you feed somebody forever, if you tax it right."

Posted by: Miklos, biblically based economist at May 26, 2018 11:07 AM (zCyNd)

214 So Whoa Fat and RoK's President Moon met yesterday (or today, damn international date line) for a summit despite Trump's terrible, horrible, rotten, no good attempt to derail the peace process.

https://bit.ly/2sbXCLx

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 11:07 AM (+y/Ru)

215 I see Publix halted all donations. Not corp (unless privately owned) should donate money. It is not you money, it is the stockholders.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:08 AM (JFO2v)

216 BurtTC: ...I just stopped overeating meat. Especially red meat....

Long story short, I went from raised on beef, to no fellow mammals, to dumb vegetarianism, to health problems, relieved by smarter vegetarianism, eventually back to fish&fowl-ism, finally back to beef and other fellow mammals. (Be glad I deleted the long version.)

No matter what diet I was trying to follow, I always partook of Mom's crispy bacon. That's holy manna.

Posted by: mindful webworker - you gonna finish that? at May 26, 2018 11:09 AM (XqXVp)

217 214 So Whoa Fat and RoK's President Moon met yesterday (or today, damn international date line) for a summit despite Trump's terrible, horrible, rotten, no good attempt to derail the peace process.

https://bit.ly/2sbXCLx
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 11:07 AM (+y/Ru)

Yeah I heard someone trying to take away PDTs Nobel Prize.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:10 AM (JFO2v)

218 I see Publix halted all donations. Not corp (unless privately owned) should donate money. It is not you money, it is the stockholders.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:08 AM (JFO2v)

Tell that to Duke Power ($10 million to the DNC).

Posted by: Miklos, GMO-free economist at May 26, 2018 11:11 AM (zCyNd)

219 Prager came out with a new theory this week, he thinks Leftists to cover over their own actions go hard core Leftist in their actions.
As a example he said in college he witnessed guys who outwardly proclaimed they were pro feminist where the ones who abused women the most.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:11 AM (aC6Sd)

220 Sexist bastards stirring up trouble.

New York Times best-selling authors set to start "Save Masculinity" movement

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2018 11:13 AM (+y/Ru)

221 64 The problem, or part of it, is that schools insure that people have neither imagination or a sense of humor.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 09:02 AM (rp9xB)

The problem, or part of it, it that people DO have imagination and a sense of humor. It's just that their imagination and sense of humor are for shit.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 09:11 AM

The problem is the parents who teach their kids that any sort of teasing is bullying, and any sort of verbal correction is an insult. I've gotten to see this slow change firsthand in kids. You have to ask for consent before making a pun.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 26, 2018 11:14 AM (/+bwe)

222 Watching Patton on AMC, this is the best weekend to park in front of a tv and not move until Tuesday morning.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:14 AM (aC6Sd)

223 The United States of America cannot function where one of the two
parties effectively recognizes no limits on the use of government power
to impose its will upon the other half.

...

It's hilarious that Schlichter thinks that there are 2 parties.
They all clock in on the taxpayer's dime, yell a little about vaguely outlined "principles", pass laws that enrich their donors, vote themselves freebies and largesse and shoulder to shoulder press in close to bury their snouts in the public trough.

Repeat annually until death.

The Uniparty Congress is beneath worthless.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 26, 2018 11:14 AM (2wOtx)

224 219 Prager came out with a new theory this week, he thinks Leftists to cover over their own actions go hard core Leftist in their actions.
As a example he said in college he witnessed guys who outwardly proclaimed they were pro feminist where the ones who abused women the most.
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:11 AM (aC6Sd)

It is called Narcissism and Projection.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:15 AM (JFO2v)

225 re: the link i posted just above.

Publix stopped ALL political donations, to include Planned Parenthood, LGBTQWERTY, etc...

the usual suspects are up in arms with Camera Hogg.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 11:15 AM (79lT1)

226 Prager came out with a new theory this week

When Prager was in college?

I hear Pythagoras was a tough grader.

Posted by: Miklos, socratically speaking at May 26, 2018 11:16 AM (zCyNd)

227 I would love it of POTUS posted job listings on the FBI career employment site
Presidential campaign investigator. Duties will include, protecting the candidate from foreign influence, sting operations, entrapment, media leaking and coordination, and potential witness in criminal prosecution of the candidate and staff.

Posted by: downcast at May 26, 2018 11:18 AM (gbBbR)

228 Prager came out with a new theory this week, he thinks Leftists to cover over their own actions go hard core Leftist in their actions.
As a example he said in college he witnessed guys who outwardly proclaimed they were pro feminist where the ones who abused women the most.
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:11 AM (aC6Sd)

They treated women exactly like the small men and boys they liked to abuse? Equality. You've come a long way, baby.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 26, 2018 11:18 AM (/+bwe)

229 [Gore] urged the graduates to vote in large numbers in the coming years, suggesting that Americas experiment with the Trump administration should, like some scientific ventures, be terminated early for ethical reasons.

terminated??

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:18 AM (JFO2v)

230 When Prager was in college?

I hear Pythagoras was a tough grader.
Posted by: Miklos


The sixties.

When were you in college?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 26, 2018 11:18 AM (LNPd9)

231 MARKETWATCH

Publix announces co-branding agreement

"Hello Hoggy" branded merchandise aimed at pre-tween girls and other Democrats

Posted by: Miklos, socratically speaking at May 26, 2018 11:19 AM (zCyNd)

232 I'm watching "The Toys That Made Us" on Netflix. Seson 2 Ep 1 is on Star Trek toys (of which I had many).

I thought to myself "Who is that pink-haired old lady they're interviewing?" and it's Bjo Trimble! I had her Concordance, of courses.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 11:19 AM (qJtVm)

233 I must say that having the windows open is my favorite part of the summer. The pollen count is low and the birds are singing.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 26, 2018 11:20 AM (/+bwe)

234 When were you in college?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 26, 2018 11:18 AM (LNPd9)

Now we see the educated elitist verbal violence inherent in the system!

Posted by: Miklos, kicked out of barber collge over a point shaving scandal at May 26, 2018 11:20 AM (zCyNd)

235 Notice conservatives will post that they went and heard someone speak while Progressives boast they went and try to shut someone up!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:22 AM (JFO2v)

236 Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:08 AM (JFO2v)

I agree on that. The fact that corps *need* to donate for protection, or choose to donate for influence, is one of the ways our system has gotten much too close to fascism. I actually agreed with Hogg that they should stop all political donations. Of course, he then went on to demand they make an even larger donation to his thing which is probably a pass-through directly to democrats. I expect this will be the continued tactic unless businesses start refusing to comply.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 26, 2018 11:22 AM (rp9xB)

237 I think Dennis Prager is somewhere between 66 - 68

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 11:23 AM (aC6Sd)

238 We're going to go see the photograph's of Vivian Maier this a.m. It's an amazing story. She was a nanny, and an amazing, talented photographer who got zero recognition during her lifetime. There's a 1 hour YouTube documentary about her life. Well worth the watch.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 26, 2018 11:23 AM (ty7RM)

239 NOOdification

Posted by: Miklos, at May 26, 2018 11:24 AM (zCyNd)

240 Now we see the educated elitist verbal violence inherent in the system!
Posted by: Miklos, kicked out of barber collge over a point shaving scandal at May 26, 2018 11:20 AM (zCyNd)

Exactly!! They control speech, action and sex on campus with obscure rules and kangaroo courts with a wink wink of threatened violence.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 11:25 AM (JFO2v)

241 Gal Gadot is on board to produce and possibly star in a movie glorifying Castro...'My Dearest Fidel'.
My Gorgeous/Idiot Ratio Theory gets proven almost daily.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 26, 2018 11:26 AM (2wOtx)

242
[Gore] urged the graduates to vote in large numbers in the coming years, suggesting that Americas experiment with the Trump administration should, like some scientific ventures, be terminated early for ethical reasons.


It's unethical for a politician to do exactly what they promised to do when elected

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 26, 2018 11:27 AM (10vO4)

243
They will have to stop the fish throwing. The city council wants to tax by the throw.


They should tax the Mariners by the pitch and the Seahawks by the play.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 26, 2018 11:29 AM (10vO4)

244 Welcome to Hollywood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTdx1LEEa3I

Posted by: downcast at May 26, 2018 11:31 AM (F7Bpf)

245 You will never stop the grammar Nazi!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 26, 2018 10:51 AM (9BLnV)

This is true.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 11:32 AM (0bRDi)

246 Hash check

Posted by: tbodie at May 26, 2018 02:29 PM (cd/X8)

EMT 5/26/18

Word of advice: Stay off the highways as much as possible this weekend. It's a madhouse out there.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons; today is Saturday, May 26, 2018. On this day in 1868 the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal by one vote. This impeachment was pure politics as well and it was the first.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:51 AM (mpXpK)

2 Trump says he wants the info released to Congress on spygate. He says (through Giuliani) that the whole Mueller investigation may be illegitimate based on spygate. I say the whole investigation is illegitimate because it is based on Democrat politics and sore losers.


http://tinyurl.com/y7lpn9zs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

3 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 26, 2018 05:52 AM (xJrIn)

4 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at May 26, 2018 05:52 AM (cHbmY)

5 Trump signed three more executive orders yesterday designed to drain the swamp. The first makes it easier to fire federal workers. The next two involve reigning in the federal employee's union. Federal employees must now spend at least 75% of their time working the job they were hired for instead of working for the union and he created a union working group to look at federal contracts and makes it harder for unions to appeal firings and lobby congress.


http://tinyurl.com/y9ssstx9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

6 Good morning horde,
we have the Monaco free practice 3 going on now

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:52 AM (aC6Sd)

7 Melissa McCarthy has made an obscene R rated muppet movie. Sesame Street says no you don't and is suing.


http://tinyurl.com/y7guve5s

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

8 Former congressman says the IG report of Scankles will have explosive findings. It is due out in a few days.


http://tinyurl.com/yb5lqrds

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

9 Trump says Chicago police have every right to protest against Rahm Emanuel.


http://tinyurl.com/ydx4njog

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

10 God does look after some people occasionally. A CA woman plunged 700 feet in her car off a mountain road and survived.


http://tinyurl.com/y95yayfq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

11
Tropical storm Alberto due to make landfall this weekend and bring high winds and rain to the gulf coast.


http://tinyurl.com/y8dsdjzw


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

12

Tracking


http://tinyurl.com/2qx7or

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

13 Obama judge throws out Manafort's bid to dismiss charges. His lawyer should have known this would happen when she got to be the hearing judge.


http://tinyurl.com/y8treg9s

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

14 Scankles has taken to wearing heavy coats and scarves and people are wondering what she is hiding. An exoskeleton maybe?


http://tinyurl.com/y8tznxj2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

15 Posted last night a law professor is saying the whole Rosenstein/ Mueller thing is unconstitutional .

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:55 AM (aC6Sd)

16 After intense lobbying by big business and a few congressional RINOs the DHS Secretary upped the number of H2B cheap workers to be allowed in. Nobody in Washington gives a shit for American workers now.


http://tinyurl.com/yan9zgnw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

17 Scankles goes to Harvard to continue bitching about her election loss. She is now railing against the electoral college. Too bad scrunt, want it gone? Use some of that graft and corruption money to finance a move to change the Constitution. If NY, CA, and IL were guaranteed Republican States the Democrats would have nothing to say about the electoral college.


http://tinyurl.com/yclq937l

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

18 IBD says a partial reform of the Dodd-Frank mess is good, but total repeal would be better. I agree.


http://tinyurl.com/ycmhfs23

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

19
Here's why I do not put any kind of stickers on my car. Thieves in NC are targeting cars with NRA stickers on them to look for guns to steal.


http://tinyurl.com/ycj5o9cz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

20 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/ybe977jx


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

21
Word of advice: Stay off the highways as much as possible this weekend. It's a madhouse out there.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM


Here there will be a mass caravan of cars from all over headed to the beach.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

22 Morning Horde

Posted by: wing at May 26, 2018 06:02 AM (RSMz4)

23 https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/king-tiger.html
A known location but so far unrecoved WWII German King Tiger is finally going to be pulled out and displayed.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:02 AM (aC6Sd)

24 Saturday morning lawn care chores on in the action plan for the day. Doesn't mean much, the plan, that is. The day could be called on account of chronic fatigue and what's the point(ism).

Who cares if the grass if a foot tall and growing taller by the hour, and the mower blades are too dull to cut it. The weed patch is over run with dandilions and thistles anyway.It really isn't 'lawn'.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 26, 2018 06:03 AM (roQNm)

25 24
Saturday morning lawn care chores on in the action plan for the day.
Doesn't mean much, the plan, that is. The day could be called on account
of chronic fatigue and what's the point(ism).



Who cares if the grass if a foot tall and growing taller by the
hour, and the mower blades are too dull to cut it. The weed patch is
over run with dandilions and thistles anyway.It really isn't 'lawn'.



Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 26, 2018 06:03 AM (roQNm)

My weeds need mowing as well but more rain today. tomorrow, and forever it looks like. And that just makes the weeds grow faster.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

26 It's a Jungle Out There (Aussie true crime show Underbelly).....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9aMA6Fa1xII

Posted by: It's Barry! at May 26, 2018 06:09 AM (9acFt)

27 I need to mow my green patch which contains nearly 50% grass.

Highlights are a section that grows so well that I could graze cattle on it and a patch so bad I haven't mowed it yet and might skip it again.

Posted by: fluffy at May 26, 2018 06:10 AM (cHbmY)

28 I used to have a great lawn that I had spent several years and a lot of money nursing into being. But one year I put out weed and feed fertilizer which was rock hard and clumped up. It kept clogging the spreader and then coming out in a rush in one spot. In those spots the grass was killed. I could have tried clearing those areas and starting over but since I put in the original lawn the county has jacked up the price of water supposedly due to a drought several years ago. Well the drought is long gone but the high water prices have remained.


It would cost me a fortune in water bills to bring in a new lawn now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

29 It was warm and dry for 6-8 weeks, unusually warm for spring. Now two days of rain and the rain forest has exploded with green growing things.

I'm not sure I can get the mower deck off the lawn tractor. Every year it gets more difficult. Every year I say that I can't keep doing it. But I'm not going to the old folks home without a fight.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 26, 2018 06:13 AM (roQNm)

30 Madhouse is right. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. What a mistake that was. I didn't even think about it when I made the appointment. Bad enough it was on a Friday, but the Friday before a holiday weekend was myopic.
Three different times yesterday I had a driver drift into my lane on I-75. And not just a little bit either! I literally had to go onto the shoulder of the road to avoid a collision!!!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 26, 2018 06:14 AM (rdl6o)

31 I thought we were promised no new threads though the weekend?

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:16 AM (aC6Sd)

32 Just new threads not comments

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:21 AM (aC6Sd)

33 Joey "Window Licker" Biden trash talks PDT about populism. Has Plugs ever made a speech not couched in populism, claiming to know what "real" Americans want?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 26, 2018 06:26 AM (rdl6o)

34 If you're driving the Beeline Highway this morning, don't forget to wave. Some of are working this weekend.

Posted by: dr kill at May 26, 2018 06:27 AM (Jj+59)

35 Cannot sleep.
Morning everyone.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2018 06:28 AM (C8I+y)

36 I have bad luck with Memorial Day. Staying home as much as humanly possible.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 26, 2018 06:30 AM (R9+0K)

37 Good morning all. Thank you, Vic.

Gonna more the lawn and get muh hair did. Not in that order.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 06:31 AM (y87Qq)

38 Mow. Mow the lawn.

Or more, whatever, IDGAF.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 06:33 AM (y87Qq)

39 12 O'clock High is on TCM now, a oldey but a goody

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:35 AM (aC6Sd)

40 24 Who cares if the grass if a foot tall and growing taller by the hour
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 26, 2018 06:03 AM (roQNm)

That sounds like the start of a nice poem.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 06:36 AM (0bRDi)

41
I use Bayer 'All in One Lawn Weed and Crabgrass killer'. You hook your garden hose up to it and spray it where needed. Slow but steady kill rate near 100%. Best used early in season when crabgrass is just germinating. In other words, right now.

Fertilizer -- I use Milorganite. It's tough to over-apply and burn anything up. Slow dissolve, no need to water it in after applying. Smells like shit, because it used to be actual shit.

That's my garden tips for today.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 26, 2018 06:38 AM (LOgQ4)

42 32 Just new threads not comments
Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:21 AM (aC6Sd)

I think we were being teased.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 06:39 AM (0bRDi)

43 Waiting and watching Big Al move north. 24 years ago Al The Elder came ashore on a very similar track and stalled. Something like 26 inches of rain in 24 hours just north of here. The flood it caused was epic. Unless you saw it yourself, you wouldn't believe it.

The Flint river is normally about 100 yds wide at it's widest and slow moving. In places it was over three miles wide.

Shocking doesn't begin to describe what happened. I actually saw water flowing uphill. The flood covered an area in Ga larger than Mass and RI combined.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 06:41 AM (orE2c)

44 On our way to Hilton Head today. Traffic is okay so far but we are still in TN.

Posted by: Jmel at May 26, 2018 06:42 AM (RAPdp)

45 Who cares if the grass is a foot tall
Growing taller by the hour
There is cold beer I saw
In the refrigerator tower

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:42 AM (aC6Sd)

46 I think we were being teased.
Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 06:39 AM (0bRDi)

No, they were serious, until WeirdDave gave us the ONT (dayenu). Now he's changed to a rock with buzzards eating his liver for eternity or something.

Totally worth it.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 06:43 AM (y87Qq)

47 The flood of 94 in one picture.


https://tinyurl.com/y9zrvsuk

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 06:45 AM (orE2c)

48 Max Verstappen hit the wall, Nelson Piquet famously said driving in Monaco was like riding a bicycle around his bathroom.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:45 AM (aC6Sd)

49 I will never replace Muldoon

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:46 AM (aC6Sd)

50 That sounds like the start of a nice poem.
Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 06:36 AM (0bRDi)

"My Baby Hates Yardwork": Vaughan or Fitzgerald, who did it better? Go!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 06:48 AM (y87Qq)

51

Up, dogs let out and exercised, morning coffee made, morning prayers said. I have time to work on my music before the tasks, duties and chores begin. Another Saturday morning at Schloss Hadrian.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2018 06:48 AM (BRQ+4)

52 thinking that kankles massive bracing hidden by the winter coat, stops the writhing. Huntington's disease is progressing?

Posted by: rod of correction at May 26, 2018 06:49 AM (WX+x0)

53 I'm expecting Red Bull to do well, if they can stay away from the barriers. Chances are there will be a safety car in the race and that can throw a wrench in the works.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:50 AM (aC6Sd)

54 Baltimore Sun deputy page editor feels sorry for the midshipmen who had to listen to Trump.
Just tune him out, and your life will be much happier.
Now if it had been Hillary, what joy their would be at the the U.S. Naval Academy. (I added that, but that is what the article says)

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 06:50 AM (WMfT/)

55 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 26, 2018 06:50 AM (KCxzN)

56 I'm having to "mow" a bunch of the yard with a weed eater since the hogs did so much damage last fall.

I bought a cheap Homelite weed eater and have been amazed at how well that thing cuts.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 26, 2018 06:51 AM (UvNcz)

57 19
Here's why I do not put any kind of stickers on my car. Thieves in NC are targeting cars with NRA stickers on them to look for guns to steal.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

I only have a Kid Rock for Senate sticker on my truck. He's not running but we need to get rid of Dummy Stabenow.

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2018 06:54 AM (A+DfL)

58 Melissa McCarthy has made an obscene R rated muppet movie.

"What Happens When You're Too Fat For Porn," Alex?

Posted by: Jeopardy Contestant at May 26, 2018 06:55 AM (oVJmc)

59 I have a Homelite since 1996 I think,, anyway still worked great last year but need to get it started this year.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 06:57 AM (aC6Sd)

60 >>> The flood covered an area in Ga larger than Mass and RI combined.

RI is a 'tiny' state, but I wouldn't want to paddle a canoe across it.

Posted by: fluffy at May 26, 2018 06:57 AM (cHbmY)

61 Word of advice: Stay off the highways as much as possible this weekend. It's a madhouse out there.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM



Unfortunately I work all weekend. I didn't have any problems yesterday but I still have to go in tonight and tomorrow night. DC is going to be stuffed to the gills with tourists and motorcyclists for Memorial Day.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 06:57 AM (XLr93)

62 Fertilizer -- I use Milorganite. It's tough to over-apply and burn anything up. Slow dissolve, no need to water it in after applying. Smells like shit, because it used to be actual shit.

That's my garden tips for today.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 26, 2018 06:38 AM (LOgQ4)
Yep, it greens my lawn up like crazy and it is easily the least expensive stuff out there.

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2018 06:57 AM (A+DfL)

63 Its about time for my brother from GA to call. So I think I will fix me a libation and move to the rocking chair. May BBL.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

64 Now if it had been Hillary, what joy their would be at the the U.S. Naval Academy.

She's too busy running for CEO of Farcebook.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 26, 2018 06:59 AM (3C9q2)

65 I don't know about anywhere else but make no mistake, the Ga state patrol is out in force and they are open for business.

Haul ass through Ga this weekend if you want to but they're looking for you.

Consider this your friendly flunky psa for the year.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:00 AM (orE2c)

66 Vic! Or, rather, (((Vic)))

Been missing you.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:00 AM (f/ass)

67 Don't like mowing so much? Use Dutch white clover. Used to be in every bag of grass seed, until the lawn nazis decided only grass should be in a lawn.
Supposedly, a pure stand will yield 800#'s of honey per acre!

Posted by: MarkY at May 26, 2018 07:00 AM (JbTDu)

68 12 O'clock High is really a fantastic movie and probably falls in my top 10 war movies

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 07:01 AM (aC6Sd)

69 Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 06:45 AM (orE2c)

At first I thought you were talking about the one in MI. My FiL had a place on the Flint River in GA. Isn't that one of the rivers that flows to the gulf and is so low that the oyster beds are suffering ?

Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2018 07:01 AM (A+DfL)

70 Posted by: clutch at May 26, 2018 07:01 AM (A+DfL)

Yes. It drains into the gulf. Its no longer "low". We had a prolonged drought in Ga and Atl drinks the Chattahoochee. That's what hurt the oyster beds.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:04 AM (orE2c)

71 My nephew who lives just outside of Chicago has removed his NRA plate from his car, probably a wise decision. He did it when he moved their from PA.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 07:06 AM (WMfT/)

72 52 thinking that kankles massive bracing hidden by the winter coat, stops the writhing. Huntington's disease is progressing?
Posted by: rod of correction at May 26, 2018 06:49 AM (WX+x0)

It is an exoskeleton robot that carries her rotting body around

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:06 AM (JFO2v)

73 This is school's out and high school graduation weekend here and the kids are driving like loons too. Stay inside until at least tomorrow.

Posted by: Lester at May 26, 2018 07:07 AM (LfJIn)

74 Fertilizer -- I use Milorganite. It's tough to over-apply and burn anything up. Slow dissolve, no need to water it in after applying. Smells like shit, because it used to be actual shit.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 26, 2018 06:38 AM (LOgQ4)

How about just regular manure, no chemicals? $1.99 a bag at Loews. Anyway I gave up caring about weeds or crabgrass some time ago. As long as its green and it grows, I'm fine.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 26, 2018 07:08 AM (H8QX8)

75 65 I don't know about anywhere else but make no mistake, the Ga state patrol is out in force and they are open for business.

Haul ass through Ga this weekend if you want to but they're looking for you.

Consider this your friendly flunky psa for the year.
Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:00 AM (orE2c)

Very evil that our police force cannot defend schools and churches but can ride up and down the hiways writing tickets.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

76 Maybe it's her evil being tring to seperate

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 07:10 AM (aC6Sd)

77 Opened a new tab on my device to get to the hq and the news articles shown automatically (NBC, CBS, etc., no preferences set for source or content) showed, no sh*t right in a row:

1 - Publix suspends campaign donations after Parkland survivors stage die in

2 - hero teacher tackles gunman

3 - two Oklahoma patrons rush to cars to retrieve guns before stopping attacker (armed?)

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I think I'll send a screenshot to Publix.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:10 AM (VgKNm)

78 Very evil that our police force cannot defend schools and churches but can ride up and down the hiways writing tickets.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

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I get, and support, enforcement of traffic laws. BUT I despise speed traps because I doubt 12 over is the cause of hardly any wrecks. Get out there on the roads and pull people over who are following too closely or passing dangerously.

Speed traps are just lazy quotas and easy income.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:14 AM (VgKNm)

79 but sometimes we must wage war on the roads for a tank of juice...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 26, 2018 07:14 AM (vChNs)

80 Have fun and be safe this weekend.

Posted by: JT at May 26, 2018 07:15 AM (/E1vY)

81 52 thinking that kankles massive bracing hidden by the winter coat, stops the writhing. Huntington's disease is progressing?
Posted by: rod of correction at May 26, 2018 06:49 AM (WX+x0)

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maybe it keeps the Strangelove arm in check.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 26, 2018 07:15 AM (vChNs)

82 And no, there probably isn't a write-this-many-tickets quota, but I guarantee there is a section on every patrol officer's annual review asking about stops or interacting with drivers to enforce the law.

That's a quota.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:16 AM (VgKNm)

83 Melissa McCarthy has made an obscene R rated muppet movie. Sesame Street says no you don't and is suing.

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Beaker plays the Gimp

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 26, 2018 07:17 AM (vChNs)

84 That's a quota.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:16 AM (VgKNm)


It's not a quota! It's a mandatory suggestion. duh

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:17 AM (orE2c)

85 He be livin rent free in their heads
Instead of upholding every citizens right to kneel, the owners showed their bellies to the orange-hued occupant of the Oval Office and his sycophantic enablers, praying that their prostration would keep the money flowing. Instead of standing up for whats right, they chose to snivel at the feet of a petty tyrant.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:20 AM (JFO2v)

86 Someone please tell me why I bought a lake home without checking the traffic from May to October. Went 20 miles yesterday and the roads were packed with boats shoving pickup trucks.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:21 AM (f/ass)

87 Morning Horde!

Have the grandchildren this weekend. Parental units had them three days in a row and are just *done*.

Poor kids.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2018 07:23 AM (9rIkM)

88 WHOTHEHELL assigned me this hash?

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:23 AM (f/ass)

89 47 The flood of 94 in one picture.


https://tinyurl.com/y9zrvsuk
Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 06:45 AM (orE2c)

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We were living in Tifton (where the ex-ex is from) at the time, after having moved from HI the year before.

Remember that flood quite well.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 07:25 AM (/NSUP)

90 >>88
WHOTHEHELL assigned me this hash?


Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:23 AM (f/ass)

Ahoy Sailor!

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 26, 2018 07:25 AM (r9UYA)

91 88 WHOTHEHELL assigned me this hash?
Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:23 AM (f/ass)

That is awesome!

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:26 AM (orE2c)

92 Comey tells Conan OBrien!!

I did not even read the rest of the article to know it was just one big fukn lie. Going on late night to tell your story is jumping the shark in a thing.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:26 AM (JFO2v)

93 88 WHOTHEHELL assigned me this hash?
_________________

I dunno, but I like it and want to photograph it!

Posted by: Hope Solo at May 26, 2018 07:26 AM (fqUgw)

94 Now I'm really pissed. I have to move heaven and earth to get a post up here, only to be assaulted by a snarky hash referring to my weight.

<slinks off to the coffee pot>

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:27 AM (f/ass)

95 Someone please tell me why I bought a lake home without checking the traffic from May to October. Went 20 miles yesterday and the roads were packed with boats shoving pickup trucks.
Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:21 AM (f/ass)
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Are you married? If so, you can always blame the spouse! (nice hash, btw)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 26, 2018 07:27 AM (+F0Wk)

96 Now I'm really pissed. I have to move heaven and earth to get a post up here, only to be assaulted by a snarky hash referring to my weight.


Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:27 AM (f/ass)

Don't forget the honey bun Slim.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:28 AM (orE2c)

97 Went 20 miles yesterday and the roads were packed with boats shoving pickup trucks.
Posted by: creeper

It's always fun being stuck behind an underpowered boat or RV hauler on a two lane road. Damn things can barely do the limit, and when they get to a small hill...

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 07:28 AM (8ikIW)

98 Weinsteins Lawyer: He Didnt Invent The Casting Couch, You Know

He just perfected it

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:28 AM (JFO2v)

99 I'd bet you would never, never see anything in the news about Hillary wearing a winter coat and scarf in the summer. Or it would be passed off as the latest Paris fashion she is wearing.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 07:28 AM (WMfT/)

100 WHOTHEHELL assigned me this hash?


Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:23 AM (f/ass)

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Hahahahaha!

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 07:29 AM (/NSUP)

101 99 I'd bet you would never, never see anything in the news about Hillary wearing a winter coat and scarf in the summer. Or it would be passed off as the latest Paris fashion she is wearing.
Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 07:28 AM (WMfT/)

She prolly half machine under that coat.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:30 AM (JFO2v)

102 Saw a clip of Trump! addressing the graduating Navy class. All of those people in uniform on a football field and no one takes a knee?

What's wrong with todays utes?

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 07:30 AM (8ikIW)

103 I saw that Weinstien lawyer quote yesterday.

If he wants to defend Harvey the ficus lover by damning all of Hollywood we are going to need more popcorn.

Posted by: Big V at May 26, 2018 07:31 AM (ZvLtE)

104 No One@95

Not married. Three was enough.

Glad you like the hash. I'll ask Pixy to let you have it.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:31 AM (f/ass)

105

Now streaming and recording for the AoSHQ playlist the Polish Fantasy by Ignaz Paderewski.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2018 07:31 AM (BRQ+4)

106 Melissa McCarthy has made an obscene R rated muppet movie.

Interesting, I found references to this being touted in 2012, attached to Katherine Heigl.

If it took this long to get made, and is now starring McCarthy, it sounds like a dog of an idea.

Posted by: Jeopardy Contestant at May 26, 2018 07:34 AM (oVJmc)

107 Random question for anyone in the know...
What browser do most of y'all use? I don't know which ones are even out there. I'm still using explorere (or is it Netscape

Posted by: TheMissusInTX at May 26, 2018 07:35 AM (hN2IB)

108 Who knew Pixy had a funny bone?

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 07:36 AM (aC6Sd)

109 What browser do most of y'all use? I don't know which ones are even out there. I'm still using explorere (or is it Netscape
Posted by: TheMissusInTX

I've been using Brave for a while now.

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 07:37 AM (8ikIW)

110 You all must remember the first few days after you graduated from HS. Dads car, radio, freedom, and no money except what was in those presents which you will never wear. We actually got together (for the last time as a class) and had a party at a local restaurant/bar. Had some beer because they weren't as strict as they are now. And I believe the drinking age was 18 at the time.A lot of water has passed under the bridge since!

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 07:37 AM (WMfT/)

111 What browser do most of y'all use?
Posted by: TheMissusInTX at May 26, 2018 07:35 AM (hN2IB)


Netscape Communicator 3.04.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 07:38 AM (y87Qq)

112 Random question for anyone in the know...
What browser do most of y'all use? I don't know which ones are even out there. I'm still using explorere (or is it Netscape
Posted by: TheMissusInTX at May 26, 2018 07:35 AM (hN2IB)

Chrome. Yeah yeah. I know. But but Goog! eleventy! At this point, ya'll do realize it doesn't matter anyway right?

Explorer is just brutal. ymmv

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:38 AM (orE2c)

113 Browser:

Firefox ESR release. It's the one for schools and businesses that don't want or need constant bleeding edge tech updates. The advantage of ESR is that the good add ons keep working. Noscript, ublock origin, downthemall, etc.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:38 AM (VgKNm)

114 I use Brave.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 07:39 AM (KklUr)

115 I blame the hamsters.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 26, 2018 07:39 AM (2yngH)

116 People are like lemmings.

They hear the word "holiday" and they feel compelled to hit the road going nowhere fast and for no good reason.

Too many hoes, heifers, heehaws and hula hoops out there.

Stay home, stay safe.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 26, 2018 07:39 AM (EoRCO)

117 Yes-I loathe explorer. But I'm at that point where I'm gonna yell at the kids to program my vcr.
I don't want to be that person! So I'm trying to learn and catch up on the cool technology!

Posted by: TheMissusInTX at May 26, 2018 07:40 AM (hN2IB)

118 Skip, Pixy's sense of humor where I'm concerned seems to know no bounds. Thamk dog for the Horde. Ya'll more than make up for Pixy's idiosyncrasies.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:40 AM (f/ass)

119 While doing your morning non horde surfing, check out the top story on the Twitch. The school teacher/ex football player.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:41 AM (orE2c)

120 I use Chrome for most sites, Dolphin for here, also use Saturn ( if that is what its called) really like that but it is as slow as dial up as its constantly waiting for responce that the other two don't.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 07:41 AM (aC6Sd)

121 F'real tho, Brave or Safari on mobile, Chrome on desktop. Sometimes FF or Safari on desktop if I need to check rendering or to log into a different profile. Chrome just has really good developer tools.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 07:42 AM (y87Qq)

122 I blame the hamsters.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 26, 2018 07:39 AM (2yngH)
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I don't think creeper deserves that hash, but I thank you devoutly for not assigning it to me.

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2018 07:42 AM (oMtOd)

123 You eouldn't believe how self-entitled the driving is in Marin County.

Turn signal? Pish posh! Those are for the hoi polloi.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2018 07:43 AM (EZebt)

124 Hello my pretties.

Glad I took yesterday off; lovely weather. Today and tomorrow will be hot and muggy and by Monday it'll be 95 degrees. Where's my balmy spring?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 07:43 AM (qJtVm)

125 Looks like about two more hours of clear skies before Big Al roles in. The next couple of days are going to be interesting around here.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:43 AM (orE2c)

126 Out of 1,073,741,824 possible hashes, it somehow picked that one....

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 26, 2018 07:44 AM (2yngH)

127 Turn signal? Pish posh! Those are for the hoi polloi.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2018 07:43 AM (EZebt)
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My husband says people in Boston don't use their turn signals, because that would be interpreted by the person behind them as thus: "That asshole is going to cut me off and he has the nerve to tell me about it."

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2018 07:45 AM (oMtOd)

128 I picture it like the WWII German Enigma code machine, 5 hamsters on wheels spin and a code comes out.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 07:45 AM (aC6Sd)

129 Out of 1,073,741,824 possible hashes, it somehow picked that one....
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 26, 2018 07:44 AM (2yngH)
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Hey, creeper! Pixy says you're one in a billion!

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2018 07:46 AM (oMtOd)

130 I think my hash was Einstein's original theory. He just couldn't make the math work.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 07:46 AM (orE2c)

131 I picture it like the WWII German Enigma code machine, 5 hamsters on wheels spin and a code comes out.
Posted by: Skip

And one of the hamsters is running the wrong way

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 07:46 AM (8ikIW)

132 Best man/muppet mashup was "Smile Time" on Angel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8NeBVvgoM8

"You're a wee little puppet man!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 07:46 AM (qJtVm)

133 What browser do most of y'all use? I don't know which ones are even out there. I'm still using explorere (or is it Netscape

Posted by: TheMissusInTX

Firefox version 45.0.2. with Windows 8.1. Updates turned off. Newer versions (above 4 prevent certain plug-ins from running and I need them for some applications.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at May 26, 2018 07:47 AM (9YBqo)

134 Hay, Pixy...
They've been running fiberoptic on the hill this past week. Looks like I can get rid of HughesNet soon.

But I'm serving you notice...if that doesn't work and you keep rejecting my desktop posts I am going to be one pissed-off 'Ette.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:47 AM (f/ass)

135 Best man/muppet mashup was "Smile Time" on Angel:
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 07:46 AM (qJtVm)


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

?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 07:48 AM (y87Qq)

136 That asshole is going to cut me off and he has the nerve to tell me about it."

Posted by: bluebell

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Ha I've driven through Boston exactly once and I know what you're talking about.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:48 AM (VgKNm)

137 Wasn't Hillary preaching that Trump had to follow the rules and accept the results of the election no matter how it turned out?

Oh! Wait! That was before the election and before the American Public kicked her to the curb! My bad, never mind!

Posted by: JB1000 at May 26, 2018 07:48 AM (ECkAC)

138 Trump says Chicago police have every right to protest against Rahm Emanuel.


http://tinyurl.com/ydx4njog
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 26, 2018 05:53 AM (mpXpK)



Tiny Dancer's house is surrounded by police around the clock. If they want to show their displeasure they shouldn't show up one day

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 26, 2018 07:48 AM (SiINZ)

139 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 07:49 AM (hyuyC)

140 Bluebell!!! G'morning and thsnk you for a spirited defense. The scale said 122 half an hour ago, so Pixy csn just stuff his snarky hash.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:50 AM (f/ass)

141 Top o'the morning people and pets of people. Another glorious rainy day here in the Upstate of SC. Thankfully got my acre of weeds mowed right before the rain hit this past Wednesday.

Today the agenda is getting all my stuff ready for my next job. Pick up my one way car rental to drive to Charlotte, (Coca Cola 600 weekend) tomorrow morning and pick up my company truck and trailer. Then proceed to Indianapolis, ( Indy 500 weekend) and find my new home for the next three weeks. I think I'm gonna be a wreck come Sunday night. Hope there's a good bar close to my hotel.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 07:51 AM (R5lpX)

142 French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday spoke out against the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, saying it was the wrong move.

Macron made the remarks at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin

Ah hey froggie your wrong. Dead wrong.
But ya really think making that asshole pronouncement in RUSSIA was a good idea idiot?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2018 07:51 AM (SjImc)

143 The scale said 122 half an hour ago, so Pixy csn just stuff his snarky hash.
Posted by: creeper

...Checks scale...someone set it to kilos...CRAP!!!

I keed I keed

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 07:52 AM (8ikIW)

144 Today and tomorrow will be hot and muggy and by Monday it'll be 95 degrees. Where's my balmy spring?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 07:43 AM (qJtVm)
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Really? Come over the bridge - it's only supposed to get to 78 here on Monday. But thunderstorms every afternoon and evening this weekend.

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2018 07:53 AM (oMtOd)

145 Ah hey froggie your wrong. Dead wrong.
But ya really think making that asshole pronouncement in RUSSIA was a good idea idiot?
__________________

Oui, but I also thought marrying my grandma was a good idea too, so what do I know?

Posted by: Emanual Macron at May 26, 2018 07:53 AM (fqUgw)

146 Man hid SIX phones inside his bottom before deliberately getting arrested scaling the security fence surrounding Jerusalem so he could hand them to prison inmates

Dude that is what prison cakes are for

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:54 AM (JFO2v)

147 I guess it's all Albertos fault. We've got 90's for highs the next few days here in No Ill. Memorial Day weekend is always a crapshoot. I remember some of them, when we were camping, would be highs of 55 and drizzle all weekend long.

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 07:55 AM (8ikIW)

148 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2018 07:55 AM (gNteG)

149 126 Out of 1,073,741,824 possible hashes, it somehow picked that one....
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 26, 2018 07:44 AM (2yngH)

So when I got the hash GONER on 2 seperate occasions, the matrix and along with death is definitely sending me a message.

Posted by: It's Barry! at May 26, 2018 07:56 AM (Tf/vJ)

150 creeper, only 122? Good grief lady, have a donut!

All right, I'm going to take my f/ass down to the basement for some exercise. You all have a nice weekend.

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2018 07:56 AM (oMtOd)

151 Man hid SIX phones inside his bottom before deliberately getting arrested scaling the security fence surrounding Jerusalem so he could hand them to prison inmates

Is that instead of people in a phone booth? Those goofy fraternity pranks.

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 07:56 AM (8ikIW)

152 prison cakes
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 07:54 AM (JFO2v)


Please don't post my nickname, thanks.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 07:57 AM (y87Qq)

153 lol bluebell

Have fun

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 07:57 AM (KklUr)

154 Best man/muppet mashup was "Smile Time" on Angel:

---

I've been becoming slowly addicted to the movies reimagined as musicals. Some of them are really, really great. Robocop (Murphy, It's You) and John Carpenter's The Thing come to mind. The guy does a great Sinatra:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=8faq5amdK30

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:57 AM (VgKNm)

155 (elbows Bruce in the ribs)

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 07:58 AM (f/ass)

156 I thought Vlad supported the embassy move.

Posted by: It's Barry! at May 26, 2018 07:58 AM (Tf/vJ)

157
Restored water to summer place yesterday after completing PVC repairs because of leaks. Now begins the weeding and border timbers laying in of our garden beds.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 26, 2018 07:58 AM (NoLse)

158 Thanks, Vic, for the VNN

Say, that Andrew Sullivan article is a hoot. Who knew that Fredo Dogeater was such a fiscal disciplinarian?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 07:58 AM (+Tibp)

159 bluebell, take this hash with you, pleasr.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2018 08:00 AM (f/ass)

160 If its that hot in Chicago...."It should be a hot time in the old town tonight".

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:01 AM (WMfT/)

161 I've been becoming slowly addicted to the movies reimagined as musicals.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 26, 2018 07:57 AM (VgKNm)


Same, but trailers for a completely different movie.

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

There's also one that casts West Side Story as a zombie flick.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 08:01 AM (y87Qq)

162 Vic, thank you for the links.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:01 AM (hyuyC)

163 Chief Art Acevedo
Lastly, I will not respond any further to you on any platform outside of a legal process. Be on notice that we will be watching and will do our talking in a court of Law if the need arises. Good day.

Chief you just fukn lost! You are a bity city cop and cant even fight a 120 lb woman. Got change your panties and write some speeding tickets.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:01 AM (JFO2v)

164 ?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 07:48 AM (y87Qq)
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Genius. Genius!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 08:02 AM (qJtVm)

165 AHE!

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 08:02 AM (KklUr)

166 I'm going all in...embracing the suck. Wotthehell.

Posted by: f/ass at May 26, 2018 08:02 AM (f/ass)

167 Hot night in Detroit...A video made while traveling around the city. A black girt flipping up her short, short skirt to show her wears on the street corner. Damn. living in a suburban area of a small town is sure boring.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:04 AM (WMfT/)

168
f/ass


"What is frequency divided by ass? I'll take Einstein's Lesser Known Formulas for $300, Alex."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 26, 2018 08:05 AM (NoLse)

169 Creeper. Lordy, what happened to your hash?

Pixy Misa commented on it?

It's a blessed hash!



Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:05 AM (hyuyC)

170 My hash is special too.

What better description of how San Franciscans support their "lifestyle?"

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2018 08:06 AM (EZebt)

171 What is MechaHillary suffering from? I've read Parkinson's maybe.

Her symptoms seem to be uncontrollable coughing fits, googly eyes, maybe seizures, allergies to stairs and now something to do with her back.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:06 AM (+Tibp)

172 "What is frequency divided by ass? I'll take Einstein's Lesser Known Formulas for $300, Alex."
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 26, 2018 08:05 AM (NoLse)


Consider a spherical, perfectly reflective, frictionless ass of one meter diameter in a vacuum...

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 08:07 AM (y87Qq)

173 Her symptoms seem to be uncontrollable coughing fits, googly eyes, maybe seizures, allergies to stairs and now something to do with her back.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:06 AM (+Tibp)

maybe a bollard?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:08 AM (JFO2v)

174 Thanks, Salltltylt.

Ugh. Hurry, fiberoptic. My ass is not fat but my fingers sure are.

Posted by: f/ass at May 26, 2018 08:08 AM (f/ass)

175 Blutarski-esque 0.0

You forgot the hatred of mankind, even if they give her palettes of cash.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:08 AM (hyuyC)

176 41
I use Bayer 'All in One Lawn Weed and Crabgrass killer'. You hook your garden hose up to it and spray it where needed. Slow but steady kill rate near 100%. Best used early in season when crabgrass is just germinating. In other words, right now.

Fertilizer -- I use Milorganite. It's tough to over-apply and burn anything up. Slow dissolve, no need to water it in after applying. Smells like shit, because it used to be actual shit.

That's my garden tips for today.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 26, 2018 06:38 AM (LOgQ4)

I use spectracide every few weeks - does fine job.

But the time time to first lays down crabgrass preventer (at least here in SE VA) was 2 months ago. I usually do it twice, Feb and late April/early May.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM (2kiKp)

177 hogmartin

I was told there would be no heat transfer equations on this blog.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM (hyuyC)

178 Is it possible there are pictures floating around the web that got into the matrix?

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM (aC6Sd)

179 SMH!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM (qJtVm)

180 f is usually focal length

f/ass is best focal length to capture ass in pic without to much background

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM (JFO2v)

181 Her symptoms seem to be uncontrollable coughing
fits, googly eyes, maybe seizures, allergies to stairs and now something
to do with her back.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:06 AM (+Tibp)

No way can I see her running in 2020. (She will be busy running Facebook) Maybe Nancy Pelosi can take over and run...That would be even more fun.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:10 AM (WMfT/)

182 I've got deck cleaning on the menu this AM before it gets to hot. I did it 2 weeks ago with the power washer to get all of the winter crud off of it. Then the pollens from hell struck...and stuck. A simple hose rinse won't remove it, so I get to hook up the PW again. Not a big deal, I just hate to redo work.

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:10 AM (8ikIW)

183 LOL @ creeper's hash.

Just imagine f means fine.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 26, 2018 08:11 AM (hMwEB)

184 182 I've got deck cleaning on the menu this AM before it gets to hot. I did it 2 weeks ago with the power washer to get all of the winter crud off of it. Then the pollens from hell struck...and stuck. A simple hose rinse won't remove it, so I get to hook up the PW again. Not a big deal, I just hate to redo work.
Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:10 AM (8ikIW)

That Behr deck paint is real nice

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:11 AM (JFO2v)

185 My only chore left to do today is hook up the new tank to the grill for my going away dinner of a 2" thick ribeye, taters and veggies.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 08:12 AM (R5lpX)

186 166 I'm going all in...embracing the suck. Wotthehell.
Posted by: f/ass at May 26, 2018 08:02 AM (f/ass)

---

I'm trying to keep the laughter, creeper, down to a minimum.

You are not helping.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 08:13 AM (KklUr)

187 171 What is MechaHillary suffering from? I've read Parkinson's maybe.

Her symptoms seem to be uncontrollable coughing fits, googly eyes, maybe seizures, allergies to stairs and now something to do with her back.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 26, 2018 08:06 AM (+Tibp)

She has the Kuru.

Posted by: It's Barry! at May 26, 2018 08:13 AM (Tf/vJ)

188 Joy Reid
President Obama deeply believed in America's institutions as the nation's chief executive.

Defending Bhussein for NOT pardoning Jack Johnson

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:13 AM (JFO2v)

189 That Behr deck paint is real nice
Posted by: rhennigantx

Could be, but it's a Trex deck. It might void the warranty!
I'm just cleaning off the stuck on crud to make it look nice again, and I'm not tracking it into the house

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:13 AM (8ikIW)

190 I bought gas at a American Indian gas station last night, saw no signs of Liar Watcha anywhere. Of course I realize she isn't a Seneca tribe member.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:14 AM (WMfT/)

191 My only chore left to do today is hook up the new tank to the grill for my going away dinner of a 2" thick ribeye, taters and veggies.
Posted by: Traveling Man&&&&


Mmmmmm... Ribeye....

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:14 AM (8ikIW)

192 @106

Hollywood has decided that Melissa McCarthy is funny so they are shoving her into every possible vehicle they can.

They are also trying to shove Kate McKinnon into everything.

Two unfunny twats.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 26, 2018 08:15 AM (UfMVm)

193 /ass is best focal length to capture ass in pic without to much background
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM (JFO2v)

Unless you're taking a pic of a Kardashian...then you haven't got enough focal length.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 08:15 AM (R5lpX)

194 Heya Kreplach!

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 08:15 AM (KklUr)

195 Hollywood has decided that Melissa McCarthy is funny so they are shoving her into every possible vehicle they can.

I thought she was funny in the early Mike and Mollys. The they decided she was to be a fat unfunny reincarnation of Lucy. They still think that

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:16 AM (8ikIW)

196 I was told there would be no heat transfer equations on this blog.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM (hyuyC)


Oh, no physics, just Consider The Ass.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 08:17 AM (y87Qq)

197
Two unfunny twats...
Posted by: Kreplach at May 26, 2018 08:15 AM (UfMVm)


...walk into a bar...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 26, 2018 08:17 AM (NoLse)

198 SMH - Get right or get left

I was telling my wife about your thrilling turn-around. We are both sending prayers ascending for your future happiness. And if there is a Conga line at the wedding, I'll join it in spirit.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:18 AM (hyuyC)

199 @194

Oh hi too you

Posted by: Kreplach at May 26, 2018 08:18 AM (UfMVm)

200 over at the daily star
Five things that should NEVER touch your vagina

Harvey, Bill, Morgan, Carlos Danger, and Steve.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:20 AM (JFO2v)

201 Oh, no physics, just Consider The Ass.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 08:17 AM (y87Qq)

Speaking of ass, I went to my urology doctor Wed. Man he is good, he does the prostate exam with precision. Just think how many he probably had done already by the time I saw him...

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:20 AM (WMfT/)

202 Five things that should NEVER touch your vagina
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:20 AM (JFO2v)


#4 WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 08:22 AM (y87Qq)

203 Just think how many he probably had done already by the time I saw him...
Posted by: Colin

With that same glove.

Waste not want not

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:22 AM (8ikIW)

204 Macron made the remarks ... in St. Petersburg, Russia...

Ah hey froggie your wrong. Dead wrong.
But ya really think making that asshole pronouncement in RUSSIA was a good idea idiot?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 26, 2018 07:51 AM (SjImc)


ZOMG!!!! Russian collusion!!!!!Eleventy!!!!

Oh, it was a EUtopian? .... nevermind.

Posted by: American MFM Lefty Stooge at May 26, 2018 08:22 AM (5Yee7)

205 Speaking of ass, I went to my urology doctor Wed. Man he is good, he does the prostate exam with precision. Just think how many he probably had done already by the time I saw him...
Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:20 AM (WMfT/)

Whenever I go for one of those, I always bring a gift certificate to a nice restaurant and a dozen roses.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 26, 2018 08:23 AM (R5lpX)

206 201 Speaking of ass, I went to my urology doctor Wed. Man he is good

I do not think that came out right

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 26, 2018 08:23 AM (JFO2v)

207 Whenever I go for one of those, I always bring a gift certificate to a nice restaurant and a dozen roses.
Posted by: Traveling Man&&&&

Last time I went he had a hand on each of my shoulders.

Is that wrong? It seemed wrong

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:24 AM (8ikIW)

208 Loved the twitter thread (whatever it's called) on the Rex Vallachorum guy in last night's ONT. The only thing he missed in the "storytelling" on the wonders of socialism were to follow the description of the miserable existence of the people with that of their rulers. Comparing the peasant-like clawing and scraping for every human need with the elite, who live like kings, have great wealth and power and want for nothing.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 26, 2018 08:24 AM (mQ0Mc)

209 Thanks Salty Dawg

Still getting used to it, heh.

Conga line will be unlikely...mostly folk music and tie-dyed shirts...

My youngest daughter is a budding musician, so...

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 08:24 AM (KklUr)

210 I haven't seen 122 since I was 12 years old. sheesh.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 08:24 AM (V2Yro)

211 Glad you're getting s laugh out of it, SMh.

Everything good with you?

Posted by: f/ass at May 26, 2018 08:25 AM (f/ass)

212 Fertilizer -- I use Milorganite. It's tough to over-apply and burn anything up. Slow dissolve, no need to water it in after applying. Smells like shit, because it used to be actual shit.

Milorganite stands for "Milwaukee Organic Nitrogen". I drive right by the plant 4-5 days per week and, yes, it does smell like shit.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 26, 2018 08:25 AM (2WfB0)

213
I have a good friend in Washington DC, who is in the know about these things and he tells that the thing that the bulky coats are hiding on Hillary!'s back is-


a large tick. I mean really large. A YUUUGE example of the order Ixodida. Like 33 lbs of tick.

Apparently, it attached itself years ago and has merged with Hillary! to form HillarTick. though it prefer the name, Daisy Longsucking.

They can't remove the tick because Hillary!'s blood supply is now 98% Lyme Disease Virus.

The Tick is said to be the dominant personality of HillarTick, which explains a lot.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2018 08:25 AM (9q7Dl)

214 f is usually focal length


This is a smart photography blog.

f is a measure of aperture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 26, 2018 08:25 AM (fuK7c)

215 ♪ The best part of waking up / is fingers in your butt... ♬

Gonna go get muh hair did, have a great day everybody.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 08:26 AM (y87Qq)

216 The school teacher that took down the student saved a bunch of lives yesterday. Happened in a school in a northern suburb of my town (Indy). Quick thinking and bravery. We need more of that in our schools. Thanks be to Our Lord that he and the young lady who were both shot are in stable condition. I just want to know how a kid gets into school with two handguns. Let's stop the hand wringing and come up with some positive ways to stop stupid idiots inside a school. Because that's the problem.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 26, 2018 08:26 AM (g32Cf)

217 It's a blessed hash!
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:05 AM

If it's Red Flannel.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 26, 2018 08:27 AM (2NqXo)

218 It actually is, creeper.

The g-babies make things interesting to say the least.

'cada: Gammy, read me another story.

Gammy: Already read three. Time to go to sleep.

'cada: But Gammy, don't go! I'll eat you up, I love you so!

So, yeah, it's a trip, lol.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 08:30 AM (KklUr)

219 Let's stop the hand wringing and come up with some
positive ways to stop stupid idiots inside a school. Because that's the
problem.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 26, 2018 08:26 AM (g32Cf)

And enough of this stupidity of "gun free school" signs.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:30 AM (WMfT/)

220 The school I went to has a sign on the road "This is a drug free zone", Don't mean shit.

Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:32 AM (WMfT/)

221 And enough of this stupidity of "gun free school" signs.
Posted by: Colin at May 26, 2018 08:30 AM (WMfT/)



Personal life rule-if you don't have a metal detector, your "gun free zone" doesn't mean a damned thing to me.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 08:33 AM (orE2c)

222 But the time time to first lays down crabgrass preventer (at least here in SE VA) was 2 months ago. I usually do it twice, Feb and late April/early May.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 26, 2018 08:09 AM
~~~~~

Crabgrass preventer rule of thumb: must be applied before the blossoms fall from the Forsythia.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2018 08:33 AM (HiDrR)

223 Geez. Sounds like the gardening thread in here.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 08:35 AM (sdi6R)

224 Geez. Sounds like the gardening thread in here.
Posted by: rickl

Speaking of that. Has anyone had good luck with those collapsible garden hoses?
Every hose I buy that is supposed to be kinky(y) resistant, immediately kinks.

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:37 AM (8ikIW)

225 I just want to know how a kid gets into school with two handguns. Let's stop the hand wringing and come up with some positive ways to stop stupid idiots inside a school. Because that's the problem.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 26, 2018 08:26 AM (g32Cf)


I had read a number of years ago that the overwhelming majority of these shootings inside the school buildings occur in suburban schools where the attitude is "Oh, that could NEVER happen here." Compare that to the urban hell-hole schools: shootings don't occur inside the buildings (out in the parking lot in the middle of the night is a different matter) due to the heavy security at the building entrance(s).

The other issue to address is WHY these adolescent males feel so disconnected from their peers that the only perceived solution is to lash out in rage and kill. I have my suspicions: continuing breakdown in the nuclear family, cheapening of life by unquestioning support for all abortions and driving the Judeo-Christian Ethic out of the public sector. Of course, the Lefties don't want that conversation because they're responsible. Therefore, they want to divert attention to inanimate objects rather than the failings of their political philosophy.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 26, 2018 08:37 AM (5Yee7)

226 rickl

Because everything is so green. I hope you are doing well, and your smoke-show cheerleading nurses are encouraging you.

Speaking of green, I've got to weed. See you all later.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 26, 2018 08:38 AM (hyuyC)

227 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 26, 2018 08:37 AM (5Yee7)

Don't forget how they've f-ed up their brain chemistry to treat the problem of being boys when they were 6,7,8... years old.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 08:40 AM (orE2c)

228 [i[Speaking of green, I've got to weed.


Oh, got to weed. That looked happier at first.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 26, 2018 08:40 AM (fuK7c)

229 Speaking of that. Has anyone had good luck with those collapsible garden hoses?
Every hose I buy that is supposed to be kinky(y) resistant, immediately kinks.


Yes, we have several and love them. Never tangle. The only weird thing is they keep forcing water through after you turn them off as they collapse to their original state. But I'd highly recommend them.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 26, 2018 08:41 AM (2WfB0)

230 Oh, no physics, just Consider The Ass.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 08:17 AM


Please clap!

Posted by: The Moroccan Donkey at May 26, 2018 08:42 AM (DMUuz)

231 Yes, we have several and love them. Never tangle. The only weird thing is they keep forcing water through after you turn them off as they collapse to their original state. But I'd highly recommend them.
Posted by: Pete Seria

Thanks. Any specific brand?

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2018 08:43 AM (8ikIW)

232 Don't forget how they've f-ed up their brain chemistry to treat the problem of being boys when they were 6,7,8... years old.
Posted by: weirdflunky at May 26, 2018 08:40 AM (orE2c)


True, but I bet a lot of those cases are happening where the father is not in that boy's life. Boys need a stable father-figure that shows them how to do "man stuff." Boys need to be taught how to channel all that pent-up energy.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 26, 2018 08:47 AM (5Yee7)

233 Thanks, NaCly Dog.

Yeah, I've got to mow my own lawn as well. It's hot and humid today, so I'll have to get out there as soon as I finish breakfast. Sunday and Monday will be cooler, but there is some rain in the forecast. So I might as well bite the bullet and get it over with.

Posted by: rickl at May 26, 2018 08:47 AM (sdi6R)

234 NOOD - news dump

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 26, 2018 08:48 AM (5Yee7)

235 'What's next, veggie chicken?'

Not exactly.

Posted by: Human Chicken Hybrid at May 26, 2018 09:03 AM (UdKB7)

236 This is my understanding of the illegitimacy or Muellers investigation:
The Special Prosecutor Act requires the investigation / prosecution of a crime, thus it presumes a criminal prosecution.

The Mueller investigation is not a criminal investigation, and does not specify a crime to be investigated. It is a Counterintelligence Investigation, a type which is not covered by the Special Prosecutor Act, and thus it has no basis in Law. It is a process of finding any possible crime that can be attributed to a target individual and then prosecuting them. If you wanted a definition a Witch Hunt, this is it.

This is the underpinning of Rosensteins refusal to reveal the charter of the Mueller investigation - it is illegal, and its illegality is being hidden from Congress and the American people, which in itself is a crime. Since AG Sessions is recused, he cannot order Rosenstein to cease this criminal behavior, so Rosenstein is hoist on his own petard, with no controlling authority to point to as having ordered him to commit this crime. He has no way to say * Just following orders * because he is not legitimately acting under anyone elses orders or within any legal framework other than one of his own invention.

The only unrecused authority that he is accountable to is the President, who is politically unable to order him to cease his lawbreaking.

The technical legal term to describe Rosensteins position is * fucked *.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 26, 2018 10:46 AM (WDU9h)

Friday Night Ont – Crime and Punishment Edition

Let's start with punishment:

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Guess ole' Keef finally got all wrinkled and had to get out of the tub.

Travesty

*IF* the details as recounted in this story are true, and I know nothing beyond what's printed here, then this seems to me like a failure of the court system.

As He Heads Back To Prison, A Nashville Man Says 'Goodbye' To The New Life He Hoped To Build


Never in a Thousand Years Will I Have One of These Things in My House

Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact

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Headline to Remember

Man who shows penis to jury acquitted of sexual assault

At least he wasn't a dick about it.

R.I.P.

Dead cockroach in stairwell gets an amazing memorial from university students

Seems Aggies have a lot of time on their hands.

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The Battle of Deir al-Zour

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

American warplanes arrived in waves, including Reaper drones, F-22 stealth fighter jets, F-15E Strike Fighters, B-52 bombers, AC-130 gunships and AH-64 Apache helicopters. For the next three hours, American officials said, scores of strikes pummeled enemy troops, tanks and other vehicles. 

Final Score: U.S. 3-500, Russia 0.


Friday Follow

I don't know how many of y'all are still on Twitter rather than Gab, but if you are this guy is worth a follow: @RexValachorum. He describes himself as a Romanian-American redneck. He emigrated here as an adult after growing up in Communist Romania. He's ruthless with the sunshine socialists he encounters on Twitter. Here's a great thread:



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The Government Is Abusing Kittens At Taxpayers’ Expense


Why does it not surprise me that the government is killing kittens (no, not that) to no real purpose, just because of inertia? There's no will to stop the program so it just keeps going and going and going...


Fido Friday


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This is Neat


Click on the tweet then scroll down for more of them.


Just the Facts, Ma'am


There Are Fewer School Shootings Now Than During the 1990s


But just try and get anyone to believe it. You wondered what it is that the media could do? That's what the media can do.

The Lightbringer

In Foreign Policy, Donald Trump Is The Powerful Man Barack Obama Never Could Be

Obama’s Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed Andrew Sullivan in NY Mag. Seems weeping and gnashing of teeth are all the rage in Sully's world. It's a beautiful thing.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by patience:

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Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me? Individual threads are fine, it's only the homepage.

Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:46 PM




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Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:46 PM (y3aQB)

2 nd

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (y3aQB)

3 ROOOOMY

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (y3aQB)

4 Third?

Posted by: Surfperch at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (vW8Mk)

5 Olbermann has a job? Is there anything Trumponomics can't do?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (zCyNd)

6 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (KCxzN)

7 Top 10!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 09:50 PM (e9G8E)

8 Here I is!

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:50 PM (cAj82)

9 I was told that the Memorial Day Thread was all we were going to get until Tuesday because rationing.

So this must be the BONUS THREAD!!!

I'm such a lucky girl!

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (cAj82)

10 Ninetointh!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (eMKNe)

11 Thanks for the ONT.

I hate socialist art. Or rather, I hate the look of socialist art. Or rather, I hate what the look of socialist art implies about the painter, artist, or patron.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (vpyVq)

12
All dogs go to heaven.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (9Ek4d)

13 Sweet ONT, WeirdDave - Thank you. Headed to shul in the morning so will print out and read the 1990's school shooting link (you just *know* my liberal co-religionists will throw a shoe over that.

BSU follows (really!)

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (vUcdz)

14 Hey everybody.

So how many blowjobs did Keefer have to give away to the brass to get yet another doomed job at ESPN?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (eMKNe)

15 Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition

No. In fact, I've had to 'zoom in' plus 120-150 percent and the font is still too small. Then it gets big and I can zoom out to 120 percent or so.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (roQNm)

16 So ESPN's new logo will be a rubber duck in a tub?

Bugs a 15th Lvl Illusionist? Huh, imagine that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (x1z41)

17
Elena has chosen a child whose blood she will drink. Nicolae will slit his little throat.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (9Ek4d)

18 So this must be the BONUS THREAD!!!

I'm such a lucky girl!
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (cAj82)


WeirdDave left us an ONT!

He IS real!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (y87Qq)

19 Perhaps the students had such a lavish funeral for the cockroach as they thought it was one of their professors.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 09:54 PM (9rIkM)

20 Bugs was a Chaotic Good Illusionist? I need more beer.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (sXefu)

21 Tried to go to the Daily Caller story about the kittens but NoScript blocked 84 scripts so all I saw was a white page.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (x1z41)

22 I'm such a lucky girl!

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (cAj82)

Somebody's angling for chocolates and nylons...

Posted by: Miklos, Office of War Production at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (zCyNd)

23 Battle of Deir al-Zour: It seems one of the Russians stated that the Yankees play rough. (Yes, to everyone everywhere we are Yankees - just deal with it.)
In RE: Roumania - Look! It is Great Leader Bullet Sponge and his Spouse Bullet Sponge!
In RE: Obama's Legacy destroyed - I do believe me and a few others pointed out how much Trump has actually accomplished over the past year. But there is no wall and Hillary hasn't been thrown in jail so nothing has happened yet.*kicks stone* Bummer.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (0QYMt)

24
Putin must have been ticked. 300-500 "mercenaries" annihilated and there's nothing you can do or say.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (Ht6pJ)

25 Baby Sister Update - Lagniappe

One of Joyce's many dear friends wrote this, and at FenelonSpoke's suggestion, I'd like to share it with the horde:

Joycee
November 18, 1963 – May 16, 2018

You came to visit me at Sid’s before I moved to Utah in the middle of May 2002. You were moving to Minnesota with [Hubby] and I was moving to Utah and getting married to Ron. So, you drove out to Sid’s (Sid Griffith Equestrian Center) specifically to see me at our boarding stable, our second home, where you boarded Rudy and I boarded Katie. There you were (as usual) this bright ray of happiness walking into the barn. “Gailie!” you called out! “Joycee!” I answered back. My stick-skinny friend with a “beach ball” in the front of her, you were about five or six months pregnant with [Daughter] and so so happy about it. You were wearing a short white sundress with polka-dots. Pregnancy looked so good on you. Always straight-forward and genuine when you spoke, you said to me a few months earlier at the beginning of your pregnancy “this is the best part of being pregnant. Your boobs are big but you’re still skinny!” [Daughter] was about to be one lucky little girl, being born to a Mom who owned a horse!

I met you in 1992 or 3 at Country Squire boarding stable in Hilliard, Ohio. I just always remember being your friend and honestly can’t pinpoint when it was that I officially met you. But we were always together at the barn and I was always so glad to see you. You, me and Terry hung out together. And although we were both married to good men then, we helped each other figure out we needed different life partners. We told each other everything, and I mean everything. And later after your divorce, you met [Hubby]. He was not your average man. Handsome, genuine and educated, he was just as funny and lighthearted as you. You were perfect together.

You had a gift for attracting good people to you. Throughout our lives we’ve all had friendships that ended over (honestly, considering what is really important in life) nothing. But you Joycee couldn’t have held a grudge against someone if they paid you. That’s what was so special about you. I could always count on you to be there. Always. You listened. “Good time or bad?” you would ask when you called me. “Good for three minutes,” I might say or “Really good! What’s up?” For this reason, I always answered the phone when you called because if I really couldn’t talk, you never got offended. Sometimes in the middle of a conversation you would ask “am I talking too much?” after sharing a story. “No Joycee, you’re fine!” I would tell you, always touched by your considerateness.

I’m not sure when I started calling you Joycee, rather than Joyce. It was pretty much right from the beginning. You were just such a Joycee to me. I have so many fun memories because of you. When I got my divorce and needed a place to live, you introduced me to Tish and we instantly hit it off. I spent the next three and half years living with one of the best roommates I ever had thanks to you. I lived with Terry, too, for a few months who really helped me out of a bind. I even had a couple of blind dates with guys because of you back in the mid 90’s. Jack and Kyle. Deciding they were better for someone else than you, you would send your initial blind dates to other girlfriends, if you thought they were more compatible for them. That’s what was no endearing about you. You were always reaching out and thinking of others no matter what.

And no matter how much time might have gone by between us talking, the second I heard your voice on the other end of the phone it was as though we were right back at Sid’s or Country Squire picking up where we left off - going for a ride with Rudy, Missy or Katie or “gossiping” about something. You called me when you had to put Rudy down about five or six years ago. You needed someone to tell you it was okay. That you had made the right decision. In that conversation, it was finally my time to validate and lift you up, rather than the usual other-way-around. Be sure Rudy certainly got the memo that you were coming to see him. Sooner than he expected, mind you. But I can only imagine how much he eagerly awaited your reunion at the Gate of Heaven. Tacked up and ready to go!

I’m finding it hard to accept that my perky, funny friend isn’t here for me to turn to. You never judged. You never turned your back. You never weren’t there. You never stopped being that reliable, positive light-filled person I need. Still. It’s not fair. I cried my eyes out the second I found out you were ill. I was sitting in the grocery store parking lot at Smith’s, about to go in, when I got the news. I walked into the store trying to hold it together. In the middle of the baking aisle, I couldn’t any longer and started sobbing. Andre, a big friendly black guy who works the seafood counter, saw me and came out. “Miss? You are you okay?” he asked me. “I turned around, cried on his shoulder and told him what was happening. He told me “you’ve got to think positive and be strong for her!” So, I said “okay” and stopped crying. For then.

I prayed for you each and every Sunday in church. I rejoiced at your Facebook videos walking and talking and said “oh yes!” to myself each time I watched one. I thought you were going to beat this. It’s not fair. Especially to [Daughter and Hubby]. I can only imagine the heartache they have gone through, showing a brave smile through it all. To the rest of your friends in the world who were lucky enough to know you, we realize why there’s now a hole in our hearts. Answers aren’t clear but maybe someday we will understand why you had to leave us. Maybe [Hubby] with his brilliant doctor mind could help find a cure for brain tumors. Who knows? But there has to be a silver lining.

I know I would not be the considerate person (to the extent that I am) without your example and “coaching.” Thank you thank you Joycee. How can I have a hole in my heart for very long when memories of you refill it?

'And you can’t jump the track we’re like cars on a cable,

And life’s like an hour glass glued to the table,

No one can find the rewind button now,

So cradle your head in your hands.

And breathe. Just breathe. Oh breathe. Just breathe.
'

- Anna Nalick - Breathe (2 a.m.)

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)

26 Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me? Individual threads are fine, it's only the homepage.
Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:46 PM

OKAY, I CONFESS, I HACKED THE SITE. I GUESS IT WASN'T AS FUNNY AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vW8Mk)

27
Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

What did they thing was going to happen in the Folda Gap with the entire Russian Army invaded Europe?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (roQNm)

28 "So ESPN's new logo will be a rubber duck in a tub?"
They are so desperate they are bringing back Keith "Interpersonal Trainwreck" Olbermann. They are willing to take the union complaints and the risk of #MeToo! to have Keith Olbermann. Who may actually know something about the sports he is commenting on.

And hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (0QYMt)

29 [Sorry for the wall o'text, but it is what it is]

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:59 PM (vUcdz)

30 Each show I'll be wrapped in an American flag, naked.

Posted by: Keith Theodore Olbermann at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (sXefu)

31 Story at Breitbart/Big Hollywood: "Vancouver yanks ads narrated by Morgan Freeman."

Guess it was a mistake for him to have voiced that one spot: "Come sit in my lap on the Vancouver TransLink!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (eMKNe)

32 Anybody want a nugget?

Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken Nugget at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (UdKB7)

33 Good evening, everyone!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:01 PM (hYcqw)

34 24


Putin must have been ticked. 300-500 "mercenaries" annihilated and there's nothing you can do or say.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (Ht6pJ)

Not just, it was a mechanized battalion. This was essentially a Russian mech inf battalion without the acknowledgement and it was sacrificed to a force that didn't break a sweat.
I think that hasn't gone down well at home *at all*.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:01 PM (0QYMt)

35 Guess ole' Keef finally got all wrinkled and had to get out of the tub.
.............

Bad case of Old Man Balls.

Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 10:02 PM (HgMAr)

36 Wait, what?

Did the #MeToo crowd finally realize how much a creep Morgan Freeman is?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:02 PM (x1z41)

37 Still getting my head around Trump shaking 1,100 hands to show respect for the Naval Academy graduates. This guy does Presidentin' right.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (Vb4BV)

38 Keith Olbermann is my demented role model.

Arf arf arf arf arf!!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (CPfoe)

39 That cockroach memorial is a hoot!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (0jtPF)

40 I'm ok with Olbermann getting an expanded role at ESPN. Its just a rearrangement of chairs on the Titanic.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (pY+s4)

41 I have a vagina, but it's an "outie".

Posted by: Keith Theodore Olbermann at May 25, 2018 10:03 PM (sXefu)

42 26 OKAY, I CONFESS, I HACKED THE SITE. I GUESS IT WASN'T AS FUNNY AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vW8Mk)


Ben, you couldn't hack a golf ball with a hockey stick.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (Vb4BV)

43 Hey Mikey NTH check your email

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (x1z41)

44 Darn you weirddave for the dog meme!

My contacts are bothering me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (vpyVq)

45

Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

They were just being thorough.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (UoYat)

46 Just heard Clapper mock and dismiss any concerns about the Deep-State. I feel so foolish now.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (kWrQ3)

47 32 Anybody want a nugget?
Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken Nugget at May 25, 2018 10:00 PM (UdKB7)

YUMMY! Don't mind if I do!

Posted by: SHEPPIE SMITH at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (vW8Mk)

48 Keith Olbermann is my demented role model.


Demented? Well, I must say...

Posted by: Ed Grimley at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (zCyNd)

49 [Sorry for the wall o'text, but it is what it is]
Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:59 PM (vUcdz)


Been keeping you and Joyce in my prayers ever since Ace posted the news of her passing. God be with you--

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (3C9q2)

50 US military might was giving the Russians a very Viking send-off, very blazing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:06 PM (x1z41)

51 There must be some sort of time interval during which network executives forget what a rage-prone psycho Olbermann is, and only remember that he has a good voice and can do commentary when his meds are just right.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:06 PM (Vb4BV)

52 I went to an Ivy League College!

Not ficus, IVY!!!!

Posted by: Keith Olberman, Ivy Leaguer at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (zCyNd)

53 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)

That was beautiful. While it is a loss, your sister passing, it was such a gain for all she met in the time she was here. Life isn't an account book. Just count the gains, the losses, well, they just have to take care of themselves.Just count and tend to the gains.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (0QYMt)

54 Turns out Boss Hogg actually tweeted something recently that makes sense: that everyone should stop naming the Santa Fe shooter, including news orgs.

He wrote, "I don't know the shooter's name and don't want to."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (eMKNe)

55 Yeah Keith matriculated with poison ivy....

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (x1z41)

56 Believe it or not, Drew Carey is a good dj. His show on sxm just started with Eddie Cochran's original Summertime Blues.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

57 Did someone Tweet back to Hogg, "I don't want to know your name either."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:08 PM (x1z41)

58 [Sorry for the wall o'text, but it is what it is]

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:59 PM (vUcdz)

Not at all. That was very well done. My sympathies on the loss of Joyce.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (O5Q3r)

59 Hey Keef! I'll give ya 20 bucks to wax and shine my under chassis!

Posted by: Every MSM perv in the world, including Harvey Weinstein at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (eMKNe)

60 "Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it
takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment
to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?"
What was the rush? No one was going anywhere, may as well take your time.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (0QYMt)

61 36 Wait, what?

Did the #MeToo crowd finally realize how much a creep Morgan Freeman is?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)


IIRC there was something creepy going on between Morgan and his step granddaughter.
So, no surprise here.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (+lVUW)

62 Olberman on ESJWPN, you say?
Eh, I'll give it a miss.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (hYcqw)

63 Olbermann is back? Guess I'll have to spend a hundred dollars a month to get cable again.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (kWrQ3)

64 Anna, LOL. I hope at least a few people responded that way to him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (eMKNe)

65 52 I went to an Ivy League College!

Not ficus, IVY!!!!
Posted by: Keith Olberman, Ivy Leaguer at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (zCyNd)

Speaking of Ficus, do you know if there are any on Rikers Island? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Handcuffed Harvey at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (vW8Mk)

66 Keith matriculated with poison ivy....

The Upstate New York Cow College, aka Cornell Lite.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (3C9q2)

67 Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me? Individual threads are fine, it's only the homepage.

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

Try hitting ctrl - 0 when you're on the home page. If you accidentally zoomed your browser on that page, your browser may remember. ctrl-0 should reset it back to 100%.

Does the page look normal otherwise? I had an issue earlier where the stylesheet wasn't being applied. Turned out to be a browser feature that needed to be turned off.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (+F0Wk)

68 With our help, David Hogg will be known as "The Shit Heard Round the World.

Posted by: CNN at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (PIcCH)

69
"What was the rush? No one was going anywhere, may as well take your time."

It was a good training exercise.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:10 PM (Xp8ip)

70 43
Hey Mikey NTH check your email


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (x1z41)

I did. I sent a reply earlier tonight. There isn't anything new there right now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (0QYMt)

71 Guess will check the spam folder then

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (x1z41)

72

Cleveland bullpen brings gasoline to the firemen's role.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (Xp8ip)

73 Olberman on ESJWPN, you say?

Gold, Jerry! GOLD!!

Posted by: Kenny Bania at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (O5Q3r)

74 Not to forget, our national #7 Billboard 45 rpm recording of "Poison Ivy" is b/w "Love Potion #9!

Available at every neighborhood record shop!

Posted by: the Coasters at May 25, 2018 10:12 PM (zCyNd)

75 Morgan Fairchild - Morgan Freedman

All those celebrities look alike to me.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (roQNm)

76 Thanks again to my fellow Morons for the love and support.

I'll likely have one more BSU: her Memorial Service is next Monday.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (vUcdz)

77 So he whipped out his schwanz and got off? Sounds like a Friday night here

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (6FqZa)

78
45

Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

They were just being thorough.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (UoYat)






Making the rubble bounce is a long-standing American tradition.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 25, 2018 10:13 PM (eXA4G)

79 I hate socialist art. Or rather, I hate the look of socialist art. Or rather, I hate what the look of socialist art implies about the painter, artist, or patron.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:51 PM (vpyVq)

===

I brought back quite a collection from the USSR.

My favorite was a collage of missiles with the caption of "In Protection of Peace and Socialism." I had it all framed nice-like but Mrs. Franpsycho forbids having it on the wall.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:14 PM (EZebt)

80 78 ITC

As is salting the earth....

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:14 PM (vUcdz)

81 MARKETWIRE

New line of David Hogg inspired "Hello Hoggy" licensed products announced

Based on palette of pink and baby blue

Target market is nine year old girls, and other CNN viewers

Posted by: Miklos, under the willow tree at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (zCyNd)

82 My deepest sympathies, ibguy.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (vW8Mk)

83 Favorite summer song?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

84 No sign of any new email... guess your message took the Joey Bidet hi-speed rail Internet link.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (x1z41)

85 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)


.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (sdi6R)

86 As is salting the earth....

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:14 PM (vUcdz)


That's what I call it.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (sXefu)

87 Ibguy--what a beautiful tribute to Joyce. She was an amazing person who clearly made a big difference in the lives of those who knew her.

My heartfelt sympathy...

Posted by: Ladyl at May 25, 2018 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

88 Milky Glutes' screed is hilarious. Especially this paragraph:

In economic policy, Obama's slow winnowing of the deficit even in times of sluggish growth has been completely reversed. We too easily forget that the biggest accomplishment of Trump's term in office so far - a massive increase in debt in a time of robust economic growth - is the inverse of Obama's studied sense of fiscal responsibility.

Obama, of course, passed a massive budget increase back in 2009, and then never passed another budget again. Every budget he submitted was voted down almost unanimously by both Republicans and Democrats.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:18 PM (Tnhbr)

89 ibguy

Lot of pollen in the air.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (6FqZa)

90 Morgan Fairchild back in the day? I'll be right back.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (kWrQ3)

91 Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

80/20 rule. Most were likely killed in the initial strikes, with the rest eliminating stragglers who'd gone to ground.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (Tnhbr)

92 And once again, I fall further and further behind.

Thank you all for your responses!

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:19 PM (vUcdz)

93 "Favorite summer song?"

Chicken Train

Posted by: Hybrid Human Chicken Plucker at May 25, 2018 10:20 PM (UdKB7)

94 Every budget he submitted was voted down almost unanimously by both Republicans and Democrats.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:18 PM (Tnhbr)

Almost correct. There were 5 no-shows/abstentions.

Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for detail at May 25, 2018 10:20 PM (zCyNd)

95 Favorite summer song?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

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Just say no to memes. Do not like that shit.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (I16G8)

96 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)

Yasher koach

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (EZebt)

97 94 Miklos

Close enough for government work!

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (vUcdz)

98 There were 5 no-shows/abstentions.

In many ways this too is the story of Obama.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (6FqZa)

99 Hi Horde! Just popping in...

Posted by: LadyTheo, A harriette through and through. at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (X+6iw)

100 Almost correct. There were 5 no-shows/abstentions.
Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for detail at May 25, 2018 10:20 PM (zCyNd)


Hence "almost unanimously".

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (Tnhbr)

101 Oregon County to Punish Insufficiently Correct Recycling

For some time now, San Fransisco has been monitoring trash to insure recycling and to effect "behavioral changes" on the populous. Marion County, Oregon must have looked at this and said "hold my wheat grass smoothie".

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14634

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (itfg0)

102 Favorite summer song?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

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Just say no to memes. Do not like that shit.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (I16G

"A Summer Song".

Now back to work.

Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for detail at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (zCyNd)

103 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)

104 You misspelled Keef.

Posted by: PhilDirt at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (TlJKW)

105 96 SF

Todah rabbah.

But that was actually for one of Joyce's (many) friends.

And *my* thanks to Fenelon - she was the one who encouraged me to share it.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (vUcdz)

106 95
Just say no to memes. Do not like that shit.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (I16G


We're against memes now? When did that happen?

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

107 Calm, I think they are very shallow.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (PUmDY)

108 What did they thing was going to happen in the Folda Gap with the entire Russian Army invaded Europe?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (roQNm)

===

Tactical nukes.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (EZebt)

109
Try hitting ctrl - 0 when you're on the home page. If you
accidentally zoomed your browser on that page, your browser may
remember. ctrl-0 should reset it back to 100%.



Does the page look normal otherwise? I had an issue earlier where
the stylesheet wasn't being applied. Turned out to be a browser feature
that needed to be turned off.

Yeah, it looks normal otherwise, it's just zoomed for some reason. And ONLY the home page, every other page is normal. Ctrl-o opens a folder and asks me what I want to open.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (OYwKq)

110 Just a few great summer songs:

- Morning Dance, Spyro Gyra
- You Better You Bet, Who
- A Summer Song, Chad & Jeremy
- Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Gerry & the Pacemakers
- Time is Tight/Green Onions, Booker T & the MGs
- Since I Don't Have You, Limeliters (I actually prefer Art Garfunkel's cover)
- Low Rider, War

...I'm sure I could think of tons of others.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (eMKNe)

111 Ibguy, how wonderful that you can see Joyce through her friend's eyes, and know the impact she had on those around her.

Posted by: chicagolurker at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (AXEnn)

112 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)


I didn't know we were still talking about communist wall paintings.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (y87Qq)

113 ESPN was waaaay too pro-Trump. They needed to balance it out.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (2NqXo)

114 105 moi

*from* one of her (many) friends.

/sheesh!

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (vUcdz)

115 99 Hi Horde! Just popping in...
Posted by: LadyTheo, A harriette through and through. at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (X+6iw)

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Sorry. You need a wristband.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (CPfoe)

116 Soooo... My life goal of winning the lottery just to be able to hire Morgan Fairchild to read bedtime stories to me is...ill-advised?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (e9G8E)

117 Favorite summer song?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)

Wipeout - for driving.
For relaxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-eZ-t-NAY

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (0QYMt)

118 Really sad hearing about the allegations of sexual harassment against Milton Friedman.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (kWrQ3)

119 Oops, Limeliters should be Skyliners.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:24 PM (eMKNe)

120 Hence "almost unanimously".

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 10:21 PM (Tnhbr)

Precisement, mon ami!

And who were the gutless nobodies?

Posted by: Miklos, a stickler for historical/political detail at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (zCyNd)

121 Mikey, thanks for reminding me! Walk Don't Run, Ventures.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (eMKNe)

122 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)

You know it. He and the missus attracted bullets like no other.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (0QYMt)

123 Yeah, it looks normal otherwise, it's just zoomed for some reason. And ONLY the home page, every other page is normal. Ctrl-o opens a folder and asks me what I want to open.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (OYwKq)
++++++++++
Its CTRL+0 (CTRL+zero), not CTRL+o. That should reset your zoom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (hYcqw)

124 111 chicagolurker



Agreed.

Kinda looking forward to meeting some of them at the service.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (vUcdz)

125 Folda Gap is what Caitlyn Jenner arranges in her lace panties every morning.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (2NqXo)

126 Explanation for how Tommy Robinson was arrested for trying to report on child rape grooming gangs in the U.K., and then sentenced to over a year in jail (where there is a strong chance a Muslim will kill him).

https://twitter.com/willchamberlain/status/1000112150201884672

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (itfg0)

127 A summer song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWSf2Mr153M

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

128 ibguy.
Thanks for sharing. It's awful dusty in here now.

Posted by: Winston at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (wgCUV)

129 Hot Fun in the Summertime is very good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (PUmDY)

130 Yea, right after I posted I thought "maybe that's a zero". Tried that but nada.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (OYwKq)

131 More summer songs...

- Get Together, Youngbloods (always sounded like the soundtrack to a super-cheap, super-short vacation getaway at a Motel 6 20 miles from your home)
- In Between Days, The Cure
- How Soon Is Now, Smiths
- 867-5309 Jenny, Tommy Tutone

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (eMKNe)

132 "In Foreign Policy, Donald Trump Is The Powerful "

Several parts of this title cause Barack's little nubbies to withdraw through his ample inguinal canal:

'Donald Trump Is The Powerful Man',

Donald Trump Is
Donald Trump is Powerful
Donald Trump is a Powerful Man.

Those little testis have now withdrawn but wait -

Yes, that puddle on the floor is Barack Obama who could never could be a man much less the powerful man who is President Donald Trump.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (qcIWB)

133 Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (OYwKq)

ROFLMAO

... he said CTRL-0 ( ZERO not OH )


Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (vWMNq)

134 It looks like the out of control van in Portland was driven by an old white guy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (Lqy/e)

135 Folda Gap is what Caitlyn Jenner arranges in her lace panties every morning.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (2NqXo)


I just threw up a little bit in the back of my throat and also all over the couch and some on my shoes. Might have splashed the cat too.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (y87Qq)

136 Its CTRL+0 (CTRL+zero), not CTRL+o. That should reset your zoom.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:25 PM (hYcqw)

Yeah, I should have specified that was a zero.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:28 PM (+F0Wk)

137 That Ceaucescu was one charismatic old geezer. Amiright?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (CPfoe)

Let me tell ya. Even at my last show, I killed 'em.

Ask my wife, she'll tell ya.

Posted by: Shecky Ceaucescu at May 25, 2018 10:28 PM (zCyNd)

138 Okay, this is taking nogitsune to freaky levels

https://www.e2046.com/p/26988

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:28 PM (x1z41)

139 Summer song: Street Fighting Man.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:29 PM (2NqXo)

140 For some time now, San Fransisco has been monitoring trash to insure recycling and to effect "behavioral changes" on the populous. Marion County, Oregon must have looked at this and said "hold my wheat grass smoothie".

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14634
Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (itfg0)

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Yes, I have tangled with the garbage police. She waded into a dumpster, and bare handed tore through it to show me there was indeed prohibited material in the composting.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (EZebt)

141 There ain't no cure for the Summertime blues.

Posted by: Son of a Hybrid Human Chicken Plucker at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (UdKB7)

142 Yea, right after I posted I thought "maybe that's a zero". Tried that but nada.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:26 PM (OYwKq)

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What browser are you using?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (+F0Wk)

143 Do I really want to read about how ineffective US Air power is when it takes four hours of constant air strikes, cannon fire, and bombardment to wipe out a few hundred ground troops?

They were just being thorough.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:04 PM (UoYat)
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Making the rubble bounce is a long-standing American tradition.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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I think Donald wanted to drive home a point to Puty.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (qcIWB)

144 131 More summer songs...

- Get Together, Youngbloods (always sounded like the soundtrack to a super-cheap, super-short vacation getaway at a Motel 6 20 miles from your home)
- In Between Days, The Cure
- How Soon Is Now, Smiths
- 867-5309 Jenny, Tommy Tutone

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (eMKNe)


Type O Negative's cover of "Summer Breeze"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4FC1EEdY1s

Posted by: The Summer Hat at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (itfg0)

145 83 Favorite summer song?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:16 PM (PUmDY)


It's one you may possibly be familiar with.

For me, U.S. Blues, played live, will always represent summer.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (Vb4BV)

146 Dead's US Blues is a good summertime song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (PUmDY)

147 >> Yea, right after I posted I thought "maybe that's a zero". Tried that but nada.

Both Chrome and Firefox remember the zoom setting for each page. For example, I keep this one at 150%.

Make sure to hit the zero on the on regular keys, not the numeric keypad. For the latter to work, you have to have numlock turned on. Otherwise the zero is the insert key.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (8O3HH)

148 Bananarama, 'Cruel Summer'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (6FqZa)

149 Isn't Summer Place the quintessential summer song.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (kWrQ3)

150 Everybody, great additional summer songs! Can't believe I forgot those.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (eMKNe)

151 Splunge, oh yes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (PUmDY)

152

ok ok Fulda gap. My keyboard has an accent.

Speaking of accents, Charlie Berens gave a commencement speech at his alma mater; did it in character (Manitpwoc Minute guy) and it was not well received by the graduates.

The point he wanted to make was he went to a speech coach to learn how to speak in the style of NPR, but it was his homespun character on youtube that made him a success. "Don't let people 'fix' what makes you what you are." He said.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (roQNm)

153 boulder, I've often thought Cruel Summer could make the plot of a pretty good movie...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (eMKNe)

154 149 Isn't Summer Place the quintessential summer song.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (kWrQ3)

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It was in Animal House, so it can't be too bad. Even though I think it was mostly ironic there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (CPfoe)

155
Well, I see Uncle Harv got perp-walked today. Apparently the courtroom sketch artist had fun, depicting Uncle Harv as a really fat slob with this cartoonish fat belly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:32 PM (8O3HH)

156 Martha and the Vandellas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCBXTfoVq8

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 10:33 PM (sdi6R)

157 Huh. No one mentioned "Summer in the City" yet.

Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:33 PM (Vb4BV)

158 In the summertime time by Mungo Jerry

If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal.
If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel.

Posted by: wooga at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (n5VsB)

159 effity effity I corrected 'Maitowoc' four times and still got it wrong.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (roQNm)

160 Pet Shop Boys' Domino Dancing kind of was made into a movie. There's a summer-themed video. A very, very gay video. Not sure how it made it to MTV

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (6FqZa)

161 Ain't no summer without General Norman Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board "Carolina girls", and of course, Mr. Joe Pope and the Mighty, Mighty Tams "Be Young, be Foolish, be Happy".

Posted by: Miklos' one man's opinion, LLC at May 25, 2018 10:34 PM (zCyNd)

162 and it's still wrong -

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 10:35 PM (roQNm)

163 For a change of pace - the Muppets 'cover' "Bohemian Rhapsody"

https://youtu.be/tgbNymZ7vqY

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:35 PM (x1z41)

164 Bangles' Eternal Flame is another of those summer-nights-themed videos from that era

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:35 PM (6FqZa)

165 Summertime, and the living is easy

Posted by: Miklos and Bess at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (zCyNd)

166 Trees, swayin' in the summer breeze
showin' off their silver leaves
as we walked by
Soft kisses on a summer's day
laughing all our cares away
Just you and I

Sweet sleepy warmth of summer nights
gazing at the distant lights
in the starry sky

They say that all good things must end someday,
autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know, that it hurts me so
to say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
no, no, no, no

And when the rain
beats against my windowpane
I'll think of summer days again
and dream of you
and dream of you...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (eMKNe)

167 Isleys' Summer Breeze is very good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (PUmDY)

168 126 Explanation for how Tommy Robinson was arrested for trying to report on child rape grooming gangs in the U.K., and then sentenced to over a year in jail (where there is a strong chance a Muslim will kill him).

https://twitter.com/willchamberlain/status/1000112150201884672

Judge needs to wake up in Camp X-Ray.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (brIR5)

169 For me, U.S. Blues, played live, will always represent summer.
Posted by: Splunge at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (Vb4BV)

146 Dead's US Blues is a good summertime song.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (PUmDY)

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Whoa.

RFK Stadium. July 1986.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (EZebt)

170 Freedom! Free at last!

Posted by: the ficus at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

171 The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (CPfoe)

172 Splunge, can't believe I forgot Summer In The City!

Not only do I love it, but it was the #1 song on Billboard, the week I was born. No joke.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:37 PM (eMKNe)

173 (93) Paging Mr. Supe Granda to the white courtesy phone...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 10:37 PM (RuIsu)

174 Of course, I forgot Wild Thing, the Troggs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (eMKNe)

175 I can't think of 'Brandy' without thinking of the lyrics that moron Old Dirty /b/tard composed for Dum-Dum / palin steele.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (6FqZa)

176 Watching Ed Sullivan I discovered that Gladys Knight was a Supreme.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (qcIWB)

177 126
Explanation for how Tommy Robinson was arrested for trying to report on
child rape grooming gangs in the U.K., and then sentenced to over a year
in jail (where there is a strong chance a Muslim will kill him).



https://twitter.com/willchamberlain/status/1000112150201884672


Thanks for posting that. I figured that the arrest and jailing was "justified". But the lie is exposed by the coordinated response on social media.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (vWMNq)

178 The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:36 PM (CPfoe)

So, no more rum, sodomy, or the lash?

*Thinks*

Posted by: Old Tar Miklos at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (zCyNd)

179 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFjjO_lhf9c

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (0QYMt)

180 Travesty
*IF* the details as recounted in this story are true, and I know nothing beyond what's printed here, then this seems to me like a failure of the court system.

++++

I disagree. First, what the guy did.

In 1996, he was found guilty of seven charges related to the distribution of 216 grams of crack cocaine. There were also weapons charges because Charles, a felon, had obtained two guns under an assumed name.

At trial, prosecution pointed to his criminal record. They labeled him a "career offender."


So Obama comes along, with his pen and phone, and changes the sentencing guidelines. But, unless President Doofus wanted to use his pardon power, he doesn't get to just change everyone's previously adjudicated sentences to whatever he thinks they should be. The guy had his trial, the judge handed down the sentence in accordance with the law, and the guy goes to prison to do his time.

Now, as someone who thinks that most vice laws are bullshit, I would be happy to see most drug crimes wiped off the books and an end to the war on drugs. But, until Congress comes around to my way of thinking, people will continue to get these draconian sentences.

The failure in this case is not in our judicial system; the fault lies in the legislative branch.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (pvjTE)

181 Up on the Roof is a summer song for me.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (kWrQ3)

182 Does The Dock of the Bay qualify as a summer song?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (+F0Wk)

183 149:
Isn't Summer Place the quintessential summer song.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:31 PM (kWrQ3)

See #117

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (0QYMt)

184 Would you like The Bangles "In Your Room"???

https://youtu.be/KtEXOUCCTpM

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (x1z41)

185 176 Watching Ed Sullivan I discovered that Gladys Knight was a Supreme.
Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM (qcIWB)

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I made my bones when the Pips were still banging cheerleaders.

Posted by: Gladys Knight at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (CPfoe)

186 Mikey, ever listened to the entire Reckless album?

Two great songs on Side 2: Kids Wanna Rock and It's Only Love, Bryan's duet with Tina Turner. What's more, the silence gap on the album between them is perfect; they meld right into each other.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (eMKNe)

187 Eh, I'm a product of my generation. Can't help it. Summer is for driving around with the sunroof open listening to Operation Ivy and Dance Hall Crashers and Less Than Jake et al.

https://youtu.be/pXhCLW4NgsY?t=20s

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (y87Qq)

188 Under the Boardwalk.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (2NqXo)

189 What browser are you using?
Firefox

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (OYwKq)

190 So, no more rum, sodomy, or the lash?


*Thinks*

Posted by: Old Tar Miklos at May 25, 2018 10:38 PM


Brandy must have been a very fine lass indeed to make a sailor give up that...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (e9G8E)

191 No one, you betcha.
CM9000, that one too. Lots of oldies on my summer playlist, probably because my parents would listen to oldies cassettes non-stop during our family camping trips when I and my two sisters were kids.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (eMKNe)

192 I just read the story at the NY Mag linked in the post (Obama's Legacy). What a hand-wringing shit show.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:43 PM (hYcqw)

193 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJ_nzOckOQ
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Joe Satriani- Summer Song

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 10:43 PM (y3aQB)

194 Would you like The Bangles "In Your Room"???
https://youtu.be/KtEXOUCCTpM


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM


Why, yes... Yes, I would...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 10:43 PM (e9G8E)

195 Would you like The Bangles "In Your Room"???

https://youtu.be/KtEXOUCCTpM


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (x1z41)



If I were in my 60's. Isn't Susanna Hoffs 59?

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (sXefu)

196 Up on the Roof is a summer song for me.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 10:40 PM (kWrQ3)

Under the Boardwalk works too.

Posted by: The Orignal Drifters, faeturing "Miklos" at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (zCyNd)

197 I watched Comrade Detective on Amazon, it's about a Detective in Romania during Communism and he's going after Smugglers who bringing in Bluejeans, my Nephew didn't understand why you would need to smuggle them in. I explained that they felt Bluejeans were not necessary. It's a funny show if you haven't seen it, very satirical.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (dKiJG)

198 Anything Drifters is great. Also CCR.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (eMKNe)

199 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (eMKNe)

Can't say I ever did.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (0QYMt)

200
Astros down 2-0 to Cleveland going into the 8th score 4 in the 8th and 7 in the 9th, win 11-2.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (tHS2c)

201 Mikey, give it a listen. The whole thing is great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (eMKNe)

202 If I were in my 60's. Isn't Susanna Hoffs 59?

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:44 PM (sXefu)

A 1. Always a 1.

Posted by: And what about the chick form the GoGos, before she lost all that weight at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (zCyNd)

203 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:41 PM (x1z41)
+++++
No I won't be greedy & settle for Susanna Hoffs

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (y3aQB)

204 In the Summer time
When the weather is fine
And price of gas
Has gone sky high
In the Summer time
You've got grabbing all the wimen on your mind.

Posted by: #27 - Humanzee Chicken with bean sprouts at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (UdKB7)

205 Belinda?

"Our lips are sealed"

https://youtu.be/r3kQlzOi27M

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:46 PM (x1z41)

206 Fogerty

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

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (vWMNq)

207

Will we be warned when Keef (the Lion of Ithaca) does play-by-play?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (ont1t)

208 Susanna Hoffa was hot.

Posted by: Gladys Knight at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (CPfoe)

209 Gonna be doin' some more pitchin' tonight, iykwim.

Posted by: Justin Verlander at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (6FqZa)

210 Now this is pure 1980's summer type music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=OaAgAYHugpI
Steel Breeze - You Don't Want Me Any More

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (0QYMt)

211 wasssssssssup!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (Pg+x7)

212 Night Moves.....With Autumn closing in.

Posted by: Rex B at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (PIcCH)

213 Off, pippy sock

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (CPfoe)

214 Pussy Riot are Russians.

What would happen if Trump grabbed them?

Posted by: Prof. Miklos Halper at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (zCyNd)

215 Two kinda-sorta summer songs for me: "Hotel California"/Eagles and "Baby Come Back"/Player.

What's odd is, *every* time I found myself in any pizza parlor (Shakeys, Round Table, Straw Hat) back when I was a young teenager (late 1970s), one of those songs would be playing on the jukebox, as if it were a rule or something. To this day they both make me a little hungry for a slice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (eMKNe)

216 A 1. Always a 1.

Posted by: And what about the chick form the GoGos, before she lost all that weight at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (zCyNd)

I don't know. Olivia de Havilland was super hot in her day, but now she's 101.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (sXefu)

217 Pussycat Dolls and Pussy Riot at the Cow Palace?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (x1z41)

218 Pussy Riot are Russians.

What would happen if Trump grabbed them?
Posted by: Prof. Miklos Halper at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (zCyNd)

--------

I would indict them.

Posted by: Bob Mueller, Straight Shooter at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (CPfoe)

219 "What would happen if Trump grabbed them?"

Stinkfinger

Posted by: The Man With the Golden Touch at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (UdKB7)

220 Summer in the City ---Lovin' Spoonful
Summertime Blues --- Eddie Cochran
Under the Boardwalk --- Drifters
Groovin' --- Young Rascals
Palisades Park --- Someone Whoever

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (0jtPF)

221 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000071804172623872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000071880911605760

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000071990030499841

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072087875317760

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072173216784384

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2018 10:50 PM (eh0Va)

222 Will we be warned when Keef (the Lion of Ithaca) does play-by-play?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 10:47 PM (ont1t)
+++++++++
I just panicked and was worried I shared an alma mater with that asshat. Thankfully he went to Cornell.
Plus: I didn't go to the same school as Olberman.
Minus: I did go to the same school as Bob Iger (CEO of Disney)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (hYcqw)

223 Margarita, Palisades Park was written by... for real... Chuck Barris.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eMKNe)

224 Mikey, give it a listen. The whole thing is great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:45 PM (eMKNe)

I shall make a note.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (0QYMt)

225 As a kid I really wanted to be a Pip.

Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".

Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)

226 Mewler and his 'crack' legal division going Barbarossa on Pussy Riot? They'll never reach Smell'ensk before being swallowed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (x1z41)

227 Pussy Riot are Russians.

What would happen if Trump grabbed them?
Posted by: Prof. Miklos Halper at May 25, 2018 10:48 PM (zCyNd)
+++++++
CNN would have their lawyer on every day, screaming about collusion?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (hYcqw)

228 Stevie Wonder's Summer Soft is great also.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (PUmDY)

229 Sloop John B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmJ6e06eYcM

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (vWMNq)

230 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072248915570688

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072339428642816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072431560790016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072521763446784

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000072611085410304

Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eh0Va)

231 Listening to ELO's "Shine A Little Love" right now.

A song I discovered thanks to... Ace. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:52 PM (eMKNe)

232 Summer Wind- Sinatra.
Nobody had that?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 10:52 PM (O5Q3r)

233 Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".
Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)

---------

Weezie was hot.

Posted by: The Guy Who Used To Think Janet Napolitano Was Hot, But Now Thinks Weezie Is Hot at May 25, 2018 10:53 PM (CPfoe)

234 This was also a good one:
Wildest Dreams.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmmPFrkuPq0

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:53 PM (0QYMt)

235 I don't know. Olivia de Havilland was super hot in her day, but now she's 101.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (sXefu)

Sometimes, one grades "on the curve".

Posted by: Kindly Prof. Miklos at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (zCyNd)

236 ibguy

That was a beautiful thing in your post at #25

Thank you and God bless you

Posted by: DaveinTexas at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (Lz/sK)

237 Mikey, Moody Blues!!

I had an art teacher at Hoover Junior High (now Hoover Middle School) back around 1979, who would play the Moodies in class while we worked. Good memories, even though the class was a waste of time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (eMKNe)

238 Pussy Riot and some ham sandwiches. I would indict all of them.

Posted by: Bob Mueller, Straight Shooter at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (CPfoe)

239 Got my wristband, and my invisible ink stamp! Summer?

It is not summer here in the Bay! Cool and overcast...sad face. But should make a 20-mile run on the north side of Mt Tam tomorrow a wonderful experience...

Summer songs...Under the Boardwalk, Up,On the Roof, Brown-Eyed Girl, anything by Bob Seger...

Posted by: LadyTheo, A harriette through and through. at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (X+6iw)

240 As a kid I really wanted to be a Pip.



Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".

Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)


I thought they were chicks. I guess I was thinking of the Supremes.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (sXefu)

241 232
Summer Wind- Sinatra.
Nobody had that?


Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 10:52 PM (O5Q3r)
It is up there, #127

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (0QYMt)

242 Billy Ocean, 'Caribbean Queen'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (6FqZa)

243 >> Posted by: kbdabear

Callipygian cowgirls in ass Daisy Dukes. Thank you, good sir.

Things just go better with ass.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (8O3HH)

244 Posted by: kbdabear at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eh0Va)

kdabear, we need to have a talk. I have noticed that all of these links you post every night are all of cis-gendered women and are just terribly heteronormative. Can we get some brave and stunning transexuals involved please? By choosing to objectify only cis-hetero women for the benefit of the male gaze, you denormalize trans-women.

Posted by: An uptalking SJW at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (hYcqw)

245 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3hVqPhlMMw

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:55 PM (vWMNq)

246 He wrote, "I don't know the shooter's name and don't want to."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:07 PM (eMKNe)

Bullshit. He's lying. He knew the kid, and he and his demented friends bullied him into a murderous rage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (WFV7d)

247 I don't know. Olivia de Havilland was super hot in her day, but now she's 101.
Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 10:49 PM (sXefu)


There's a de Havilland Beaver/bush pilot joke in there somewhere but I'm off the clock as of about 8 hours ago. Who's got the pager this weekend?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (y87Qq)

248
And when the rain
Beats against my windowpane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you

Posted by: Chad & Jeremy at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (58eZn)

249 AOP, I would agree.

I'm not in any way a fan of the piglet. Can't wait 'til he's begging screaming for more attention after the leftist hordes have abandoned him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:56 PM (eMKNe)

250 >>>Obama's Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed Andrew Sullivan in NY Mag. Seems sackcloth and ashes are all the rage in Sully's world. It's a beautiful thing.

Sackcloth and ashes??? WTF? That implies repentance. There's none of that in Sullivan's piece. You're mixing up your Biblical metaphors. What Sully is exhibiting is weeping and gnashing of teeth. And those teeth are still latched firmly onto Obama's cock. He's asserting the most idiotic, hagiographic things about Obama if you actually read the thing. We went through this in the Gorilla Report this morning.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (/qEW2)

251 Now that Chuck Barris has been invoked, I admit that a great influence on my personal dance style was Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine.

Posted by: Miklos, and the lovely Jaye P. Morgan! at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (zCyNd)

252
Cis-hetero (aka real women) dig having the male gaze burn upon them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (8O3HH)

253 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:54 PM (eMKNe)

I spent my summers - 1984 to 199- something working in a park/campground and part of it in the Youth Camp part.
Camp Dearborn, owned by the City of Dearborn, out in Milford, Mich. A fine example of municipal imperialism.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (0QYMt)

254 113 ESPN was waaaay too pro-Trump. They needed to balance it out.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey



They are certainly helping his re-election chances.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (pY+s4)

255 Ugh. Off Hillary sock.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (/qEW2)

256 What, a Dh.98 because of the clean lines and curves?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (x1z41)

257 California Girls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShnDmOJUB6c

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (vWMNq)

258 If Mueller went after Pussy Riot they would beat the crap out of him.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 10:59 PM (N4pek)

259 Now that Chuck Barris has been invoked, I admit that a great influence on my personal dance style was Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine.
Posted by: Miklos, and the lovely Jaye P. Morgan! at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (zCyNd)

----------

Yeah. That was dancing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:59 PM (CPfoe)

260 A very Moron Gong Show...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (x1z41)

261 >> If Mueller went after Pussy Riot they would beat the crap out of him.

And then piss all over him. And he would like it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (8O3HH)

262 What, a Dh.98 because of the clean lines and curves?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:58 PM (x1z41)


That'll do it. Don't forget to log your hours.

Also - I posted you a link to a thing months ago, please acknowledge seeing it so I can check it off the list of things to send to people, TIA:

https://stoatnet.org/2lup0fl.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (y87Qq)

263 It looks like the out of control van in Portland was driven by an old white guy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 25, 2018 10:27 PM (Lqy/e)

Some muzzies are old white guys.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 11:00 PM (WFV7d)

264 Snoop Doggy Dogg, "Gin and Juice"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (6FqZa)

265

Cis-hetero (aka real women) dig having the male gaze burn upon them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (8O3HH)


Past experience says: not mine.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (vnNuF)

266 Mewler and his 'crack' legal division going Barbarossa on Pussy Riot? They'll never reach Smell'ensk before being swallowed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (x1z41)

Manafort's partner Rick Gates has plead guilty.

Rick Gates has a red beard.

Wake up sheeple!!!!

Posted by: Miklos, who will come in time of need at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (zCyNd)

267 Mikey, cool.

One summer, I think it was 1980, my parents signed me up to 'volunteer' at Lakewood's big municipal library, Iacoboni Library. (It's been open since 1972 and to this day no one knows how to pronounce that name; Angelo Iacoboni was Lakewood's first mayor in 1954.)

Anyway, the librarians never worked me too hard and I had a halfway decent time. To this day when I walk in there (usually to donate my last couple orphaned DVDs I don't need/want anymore), the musty old-book smell reminds me of then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (eMKNe)

268 One part of Obama's legacy that's still kicking around: John Brennan. I can't wait until that part of his legacy joins the rest on the dustheap of history.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (hYcqw)

269 Jaye P. Morgan, what's your opinion of Trump's pussy grabbing?

He didn't grab mine !

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (N4pek)

270 Have to down ding that image since the Neko looks to be a PW.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (x1z41)

271 Is this now the thread until Tuesday?

Will it reach 5k by then?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (8iiMU)

272 Yes, I have tangled with the garbage police. She waded into a dumpster, and bare handed tore through it to show me there was indeed prohibited material in the composting.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (EZebt)

So tote it a couple blocks down the alley, and place it in the compost bin of some Progressive twat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (WFV7d)

273 Anyway, the librarians never worked me too hard and I had a halfway decent time. To this day when I walk in there (usually to donate my last couple orphaned DVDs I don't need/want anymore), the musty old-book smell reminds me of then.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (eMKNe)

---------

I remember you. You're the guy who used to fap in the stacks every afternoon.

Posted by: The Librarian at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (CPfoe)

274 >>>Cat-tastrophy

There's nothing as permanent as a temporary government program. But it never had to have been this way. We just need more people like Pruitt appointed.

An excellent read on this subject is Vince Flynn's "Term Limits" published in 1998. Things have gotten exponentially worse since then.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (/qEW2)

275 Surf's Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKx6t8T9iwY

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (vWMNq)

276 "Hey, wiretap! Do you have a recipe for pancakes?"

Or as we call it here, Bob at NSA. (But Bob does not know pancakes. Ask Edna.)

♥ good cartoon

I miss our dog so much every day. He was the best.

Posted by: mindful webworker in disguise at May 25, 2018 11:03 PM (3tLP6)

277 Snoop Doggy Dogg, "Gin and Juice"
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (6FqZa)


Lupe Fiasco w/Jill Scott, "Daydreamin'"

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (y87Qq)

278 223 Margarita, Palisades Park was written by... for real... Chuck Barris.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (eMKNe)
-----------------------------
Now there's an interesting factoid!
Who knew?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (0jtPF)

279 Good evening again

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (IDhUW)

280 Summer songs:

Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Poison - Ride the Wind
The Cars - Drive

Not sure if they are technically 'summer' songs but they are my 'summer' songs. I have more but I'm drawing a blank.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (pY+s4)

281 Firefox
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 10:42 PM (OYwKq)

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

Hm. No other ideas. Have you upgraded to platinum membership?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (+F0Wk)

282 I am shocked and appalled by the way Trump is bullying the independent Intelligence and National Security Institutions that are so vital to our Democracy.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (kWrQ3)

283 I remember you. You're the guy who used to fap in the stacks every afternoon.
Posted by: The Librarian


Tee hee! You'll never find all the pages I made sticky!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:04 PM (eMKNe)

284 Have to down ding that image since the Neko looks to be a PW.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (x1z41)


But he has snacks!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (y87Qq)

285 Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)
******************************

What a beautiful and touching tribute.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (PvFoN)

286 That was a fascinating article about the battle in Syria.
Mad Dog told them to annihilate the enemy and so they did.

Hoo

Rah

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (cAj82)

287 >> Past experience says: not mine.

Yeah, they do have to like you first. Then they dig it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:05 PM (8O3HH)

288 Qdp, are you pre ELO young?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H75ivqdjgCg

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (PUmDY)

289 Margaritaville, yup.

Interestingly, IMHO Palisades Park has that same manic/hyper happy energy that always seemed to be bubbling under with Barris during his TV hosting and other appearances.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (eMKNe)

290 the cobs have the keys to this place, so there is plenty of time this weekend to show Yoko entertaining the troops in USO shows. If we're really annoying we might even get that video of Cher's fat butt singing If We Could Turn Back Time.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa)

291 Bob Dylan "Summer Days":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR5g_obdZHM

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (sdi6R)

292 Cartoon review
(posted so I can close the dang Notepad window I wrote it in instead of wasting space on my hard drive)

-------------------
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
from Amazon
s01 e01
First impression: Damn! I thought this was the old series. It's new.
Art: in color, but utterly inferior to the old Jay Ward.
Voices: Disappointing narrator, imitative others.

Time from beginning of episode to when a butt joke is made: 15 seconds.

Quit watching after that.

End of review.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nothing up my sleeve at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (3tLP6)

293 Yes, I have tangled with the garbage police. She waded into a dumpster, and bare handed tore through it to show me there was indeed prohibited material in the composting.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:30 PM (EZebt)

Did you ask her what the proper procedure for disposal of the corpses of government functionaries who abuse the public through their office might be?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (jp0Bv)

294 Cosmic, thanks!

I don't know that song, but can remember when ELO was huge in the late 1970s. Seemed to coincide with my Boy Scout days (another whole long story full of both great and horrible memories).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (eMKNe)

295 Then again, my only dance moves were what I did with my little sister during the opening credits of "The Jeffersons".
Posted by: Prof. Miklos non-terpsichorean at May 25, 2018 10:51 PM (zCyNd)


We had a terpsichorean when I was a kid, we moved it around but mostly when it wasn't being used in the main hall, it was kept in the front turret of the Schloss-von-Kindltot, where the arrow slits looked over the main road where the ditch had been filled in by some industrious soul to grow beets during the late disruptions at the beginning of the last century.

It worked well, I think it was one of the ones made by that Bohemian family of luthiers who specialized mostly in cimbaloms and hammer dulcimers for the dinner theater trade, and it was probably a custom build for a special client, it had all the bells and whistles. Well, not whistles. It did have taps and the thing that made the squawk.

The downside was when the weather was thundery, you would be clacking along pretending to be Captain Nemo or the Phantom playing Bach fugues or langourous Scarlatti pieces and the E below E would come undone and hand you a clinker. Then you had to get the tuner out from town and sobered up long enough to fix it.

Tragedy, really, and we never understood the inscriptions on it, works of art in inlay that they were. They were in some odd dialect and the people we could find that spoke it were totally illiterate.

So much of the good things in the past are being lost, but not that Terpsichorean. That one we gave to the Helping Hands for Cats thrift store.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (2K6fY)

296 I know Henley is a horrible pervert and maybe even a suspect in a manslaughter case but 'Boys of Summer' was a classic

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (6FqZa)

297 Is this now the thread until Tuesday?

Will it reach 5k by then?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 11:02 PM (8iiMU)

Comrade-

Five Day Plan is approved in the name of the people.

Ration for commenters has been increased from 5 to 4 grams.

Deviationist Kulaks will be dealt with.

Posted by: General Secretary Miklos Molnar at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (zCyNd)

298 I am shocked and appalled by the way Trump is bullying the independent Intelligence and National Security Institutions that are so vital to our Democracy.
Posted by: Cm9000
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Yeah, it's not like he's the boss of them or anything.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (QxXRY)

299 290 the cobs have the keys to this place, so there is plenty of time this weekend to show Yoko entertaining the troops in USO shows. If we're really annoying we might even get that video of Cher's fat butt singing If We Could Turn Back Time.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa)

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I'll stand on my chair for an encore of Gypsies Tramps and Thieves.

*swooon*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:08 PM (CPfoe)

300 Coming soon from Obama Productions -
Two and a Half Men.
Barack, Michelle,and Caitlin Jenner

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 11:08 PM (cAj82)

301 boulder: don't look back. You can never look back. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:09 PM (eMKNe)

302 As I recall it, The Boys of Summer was actually a big hit over Christmastime 1984.

I remember having the song on my mind during my very first part-time job at Showbiz Pizza Place (a forerunner/copycat of Chuck E. Cheese, which it became in a few years and still is now).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

303 Where's that confounded bridge?

Posted by: Robert Plant at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (CPfoe)

304 ESPN is just about to stick the final knife into the death of football. How can they be so stupid as to hire bathtub boy.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (PvFoN)

305 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:01 PM (eMKNe)

Working in the library? When I was in junior high I would have thought I died and went to heaven!
But out at the camp - living out there, with a large group of late teens to mid-20 year old workers, there was a heck of a lot of nonsense going on, and goldbricking. But thinking back, there was also a lot of real hard, physical labor, and I do not think, now, that I could do that. Lifting a 55 gal. drum half full of garbage and half full of water and emptying that into the back of a packer? I don't not think I could budge one of those today.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (0QYMt)

306 @ 300 which one is the half ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (vWMNq)

307 Posted by: Kindltot at May 25, 2018 11:07 PM (2K6fY)

So, you need a cimbalom? I got one, just for you, very cheap.

Well, I can get one, anyway....

Posted by: Miklos, not a gypsy, no, no at May 25, 2018 11:11 PM (zCyNd)

308 Mikey NTH, here is another site to check on if you develop a serious case of OCD Correctivitis - David Klaus' Fine Art of Decals.

Here he is talking about Douglas Invaders during the Korean War.
http://fineartofdecals.com/goodies/a-26-invaders-2/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:12 PM (x1z41)

309 Mikey, LOL. It was okay. I actually had a friend who was also volunteering, by the name of Artemis. Pretty blonde girl, I think she was about 15. Had a slight crush but thankfully I never made an ass out of myself to her; I think I was smarter then in some ways then I am now :-)

Some of the things I've done on previous jobs, I don't know how I did it, but I did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:13 PM (eMKNe)

310 Not that it necessarily detracts from the humour of the list (I assume; I didn't read it) but judging from his Twitter timeline, that Rob McNees looks like a real leftie dumbfark.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 11:13 PM (Evws/)

311 Boston.More Than a Feeling
https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=
SSR6ZzjDZ94
I can just see the summer day, by the lake.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:14 PM (0QYMt)

312 The independence of law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice and the FBI are under unprecedented attack by Trump. Our democracy hangs in the balance.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:14 PM (kWrQ3)

313 BTW - Pixy needs to be slapped a lot harder. I think this system is early Sumerian.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (0QYMt)

314 I remember having the song on my mind during my very first part-time job at Showbiz Pizza Place (a forerunner/copycat of Chuck E. Cheese, which it became in a few years and still is now).
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

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We had a Showbiz Pizza where I grew up. Loved going there to play video games. Then slowly the kiddie rides started taking over.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (+F0Wk)

315 296 I know Henley is a horrible pervert and maybe even a suspect in a manslaughter case but 'Boys of Summer' was a classic
Posted by: boulder t'hobo[/br]
But he was not nearly the asshole that Glenn Frey was. Yes, I can listen to 'Boys of Summer' on a loop. Great song.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (pY+s4)

316 ibguy, thanks so much for sharing that. Beautiful.

Posted by: Toni at May 25, 2018 11:15 PM (SEY8G)

317 Can't beat the original. Seals and Croft's Summer Breeze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (/qEW2)

318 Very interesting juxtaposition on the story about the crack dealer being ordered back to prison in that at the bottom of the sidebar next to the article is a link to the story about how ultra-liberal harpie and convicted felon ex- Mayor Megan Barry will never serve time and will have her record wiped clean (like with a cloth) within 3 years.

I keep telling my black friends over and over that if they start accepting the reality that the government is corrupt because of its corrupt officials and not because of its whiteness that they'll find a sympathetic ear among conservatives.

It's not whites versus blacks, it's corrupt government officials versus its own people.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (WglMe)

319 Things I do with Fire Fox:
NoScript
AdBlock
AdBlock Lite

tools >options >advanced, right column, all font sizes 24. bottom left corner box, uncheck "allow site to choose font size. Check OK

colors: pick a background color that does not cause glare. I have a very soft mustard or tan color, uncheck "allow site to choose colors" box.

Caution, when you shop these must be negated.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (N4pek)

320 312 The independence of law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice and the FBI are under unprecedented attack by Trump. Our democracy hangs in the balance.

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Call me

*does cute phone thing to ear*

Posted by: The New York Times at May 25, 2018 11:17 PM (CPfoe)

321 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:12 PM (x1z41)

Thanks. Bookmarked it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:17 PM (0QYMt)

322
oops

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 25, 2018 11:17 PM (pY+s4)

323 259 Now that Chuck Barris has been invoked, I admit that a great influence on my personal dance style was Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine.
Posted by: Miklos, and the lovely Jaye P. Morgan! at May 25, 2018 10:57 PM (zCyNd)

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Yeah. That was dancing.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 10:59 PM (CPfoe)

I didn't realize it at the time (because I was young and naive) but Chuck was probably pretty thoroughly coked up when he did the Gong Show. It's like watching old cartoons as an adult and finally getting the inside jokes.

Posted by: joncelli, delivering his speech at May 25, 2018 11:20 PM (1FhAQ)

324 No One, yup.

Another nice thing Showbiz had: a side room with a TV, a couple picnic-style wood tables, and *nothing else* in the room. The adults could get away from it all while the kids were outside running around. Nice.

Of course it's long gone. Now it's just like every other CEC with that giant room and the stupid animatronic shows going on an eternal loop at top volume. Egads!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:20 PM (eMKNe)

325 *whistles*

How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

326 Summer Nights (the Less Than Jake original, not the vastly inferior cover from the Travolta flick):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVHhnmcqeRk

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (y87Qq)

327 317 Can't beat the original. Seals and Croft's Summer Breeze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (/qEW2)


Weird. I was just thinking of that today. I haven't heard it in a long time, and I'm not a Seals and Crofts fan.

I'll click on the link, though, just for old time's sake.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

328 I had to look up the "hell's coming with me" quote. I've never watched Tombstone, I'll add it to the list.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (IDhUW)

329 Steve and Cold Bear, forgot that one! Thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (eMKNe)

330 I'm recommending Privacy Possum and Ghostery for Firefox...
Oh, and Javascript Toggle On And Off!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (e9G8E)

331 Today I had a "Hurts Donut". They're big, and sugary.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (IcT7t)

332
Through my characteristics obtuseness, I made a fool of myself, as usual, in a phone call this evening. 61 years old and just as stupid as ever. Really, I just need to stop talking to people at all, it just annoys them.

To bed, disgusted with myself.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (axSEO)

333 How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)


o_O

fuck me runnin', I thought you were going to link the famous smokestack pic. That's unreal.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (y87Qq)

334 Sackcloth and ashes??? WTF? That implies repentance. There's none of
that in Sullivan's piece. You're mixing up your Biblical metaphors. What
Sully is exhibiting is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

How fallible of me. Of course you're right, I'm changing it now.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:23 PM (OYwKq)

335 It's not whites versus blacks, it's corrupt government officials versus its own people.
Related: Farrakhan has come out in favour of Trump!!!
https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO/status/1000160396152631296

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 11:23 PM (Evws/)

336 Heat Miser song. George Irving classic when temps go above 95.

Posted by: Rex B at May 25, 2018 11:24 PM (PIcCH)

337
I'm your Huckleberry.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 11:24 PM (cAj82)

338 The Andrew Sullivan link is a dispatch from an alternate universe -- the entire Leftist dogma is laid out in Koranic fashion. https://tinyurl.com/y7yhmntw

Posted by: Wasting at May 25, 2018 11:24 PM (Rz97Q)

339 327 317 Can't beat the original. Seals and Croft's Summer Breeze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 25, 2018 11:16 PM (/qEW2)

Weird. I was just thinking of that today. I haven't heard it in a long time, and I'm not a Seals and Crofts fan.

I'll click on the link, though, just for old time's sake.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (sdi6R)


The Type O Negative cover, imho, is one of those rare instances when the cover is massively superior to the original.

Posted by: The Cover Hat at May 25, 2018 11:25 PM (itfg0)

340 325
*whistles*

How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

One of my dad's neighbors up north (now passed away - did not know this story then) was on a B-24 at Ploesti. He told dad they came in low like that then climbed to drop bombs and that was when they were hit. He got out and somewhere between the hit on the plane and hitting the ground he broke a leg. Ended up in a POW camp and he never let on that he (a good Michigan farm boy from the thumb) could speak and understand German fluently. So he would pick the guards' gossip and bring it back in, give everyone a head's up on what to expect.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:25 PM (0QYMt)

341 BREAKING

Pope Francis allows priests, monks, and nuns to go to Chuck E. Cheese

"It is good, to be with the children"

Posted by: Vatican Newswire at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (zCyNd)

342 Tombstone? What sorta cocksucker watches that?

Posted by: zombie calamity jane in deadwood at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (Evws/)

343 Farrakhan has "dragon energy" now, too?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (e9G8E)

344
"Seems Aggies have a lot of time on their hands."

Hey, now. Don't make me alter the bargain.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at May 25, 2018 11:27 PM (wPVDQ)

345 Speaking of hell's coming with me: Don't you dare lay a hand on my kittehs, USDA!

Posted by: pookysgirl loves her kittehs, even when they throw up on white carpet at May 25, 2018 11:27 PM (XKZwp)

346 236 Dave in Texas

Thank you, my friend.

Posted by: ibguy at May 25, 2018 11:27 PM (vUcdz)

347 Farrakhan has "dragon energy" now, too?

Sure. If there's money in it he's "dragon" his old ass in front of a camera somewhere.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (IcT7t)

348 Tombstone? What sorta cocksucker watches that?

Posted by: zombie calamity jane in deadwood at May 25, 2018 11:26 PM (Evws/)

Who watches? It comes with a free frozen pizza.

Posted by: PizzaCorp at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (zCyNd)

349 333 How low level were the Ploesti B-24s? This low:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

o_O

fuck me runnin', I thought you were going to link the famous smokestack pic. That's unreal.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:22 PM (y87Qq)


"Treetop level" wasn't just a figure of speech, apparently.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (sdi6R)

350 BREAKING

Pope Francis allows priests, monks, and nuns to go to Chuck E. Cheese

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Priests and nuns, okay. BUT NO MONKS!!!

Posted by: Chuck E. Cheese at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (CPfoe)

351 I saw Sackcloth and Ashes open for Weeping and Gnashing in Jerusalem in BC 15.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:29 PM (kWrQ3)

352 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7rxwova

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:21 PM (x1z41)

As recently as three years ago, I met old folks in Budapest who remembered the American bombing. In great detail.

Posted by: Miklos at May 25, 2018 11:30 PM (zCyNd)

353 Do It Again.Beach Boys

https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=MZ9gIfeKFwM
There! I broke it! Are you happy now?
*grump*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:31 PM (0QYMt)

354 Hon Dead member Hornsby wrote End of the Innocence. Jerry Dead played Valley Road one show i saw. Very nice song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 11:31 PM (PUmDY)

355 ESPN is just about to stick the final knife into the death of football. How can they be so stupid as to hire bathtub boy.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 11:10 PM (PvFoN)
+++++++++++
Death of NFL != Death of football
Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (hYcqw)

356 Hey the guy showed his dick to the jury--and they concluded his flashing was no big thing.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (Sda6L)

357 My favotrite saint? St Alin, of course.

Posted by: Franky, pontiff at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (PIcCH)

358 Mikey NTH, Klaus is putting together a massive decal set of Operation Tidal Wave B-24s. He is also working on a massive book on Tidal Wave.

A total of 32 B-24s are supposed to be represented on these sets. Perhaps the B-24 your Dad's neighbor flew in will be one of them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (x1z41)

359 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Completely unplugged. Just the two of us in God's Country.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (CeJUf)

360 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (x1z41)

Could be, I just wouldn't know which one.Weird, eh?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:34 PM (0QYMt)

361 A California song, beaches, girls, and all the glamour of Hollywood...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4lmMBHlAS4

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 11:34 PM (RuIsu)

362 "in the garden, you're the gopher"
-calamity jane

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (IDhUW)

363 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Completely unplugged. Just the two of us in God's Country.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (CeJUf)
+++++++
Enjoy the hell out of it! I have been to a lot of those parts of the country, and much of it is absolutely spectacular.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (hYcqw)

364 359 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Completely unplugged. Just the two of us in God's Country.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (CeJUf)

That sounds great. Enjoy and take your time.

Posted by: joncelli, delivering his speech at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (1FhAQ)

365 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

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Sounds awesome

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:36 PM (CPfoe)

366
Hell's coming to breakfast, little lady. (Josey Wales)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX56rbqZhto

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:36 PM (8O3HH)

367 Skook, that sounds like a great road trip. Will it include Glacier Park?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:37 PM (IDhUW)

368 Death of NFL != Death of football
Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (hYcqw)

.....


I hope McMaNFL allows 18 year olds to play.

Tired of hearing the pundits crying for payment to college football players. Give a path for players that don't actually want to attend college to play for cash.

They would attract the best young talent and break the NFL/NCAA monopoly.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (WglMe)

369 Qdp, hadn't heard this one prior to movie, great stuff....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab1sOKjgsms

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (PUmDY)

370 Death of NFL != Death of football

Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the
market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im
for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.

Then you will be pleased to know that the Alliance of American Football kicks off one weekend after the Super Bowl on CBS.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)

371 Then you will be pleased to know that the Alliance of American Football kicks off one weekend after the Super Bowl on CBS.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)
+++++++
I'd heard something like that was happening, thanks for the details. I'll give it a go.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:42 PM (hYcqw)

372 "in the garden, you're the gopher"
-calamity jane

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 11:35 PM (IDhUW)

"Midnight in the Garden of Gophers and Evil"

Posted by: Miklos, with reading list at May 25, 2018 11:42 PM (zCyNd)

373
About my favorite Josey Wales gun-action scene, the pistol flip:

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

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 25, 2018 11:42 PM (8O3HH)

374 367, Not Glacier this time (though we haven't been in 25 plus years) but lots of places in eastern Utah we've never seen. Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, etc.

And I feel the need to buy one more bolo tie before the trip is done.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:43 PM (CeJUf)

375 Not sure if the album Silk Degrees came out in the summer, but I do remember listening to a lot of Boz Skaggs one summer.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 11:43 PM (nWc4E)

376 Night all.

Everyone have a good Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 25, 2018 11:44 PM (itfg0)

377 Time for bed, I think.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 11:44 PM (0QYMt)

378 'Night Hat and Mikey.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 25, 2018 11:46 PM (vW8Mk)

379 365 Leaving on our first vacation in three years, just me and the Missus - eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, a leisurely loop around Utah, then Wyoming, western Colorado, Montana, northern Idaho, northern Washington from east to west, and home.

Hit Iron Horse Brewery Taphouse in my hometown Ellensburg, WA. My brother i is part owner and their Quilters Irish Death is definitely worth trying.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 25, 2018 11:46 PM (OTcWB)

380 Tired of hearing the pundits crying for payment to college football players. Give a path for players that don't actually want to attend college to play for cash.

It's one of the things I like about baseball.

Want to go to college? Fine, play college ball.

Don't want to go to college? Fine, go play in the minors.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (dlwIY)

381 The Trump-Richard III article is pure comedy gold! More in line what I thought this entire eight years was going to be.

I am expecting a lot more of this sort of thing as RUSSSSSSSIIIIIAAAAAA withers away and the Left realizes just how badly they are being decimated.

It's the latter part of the Andrew Sullivan article (Obama's Legacy Has Been Destroyed), headlined "Twin Tyrants". I LOL'ed through almost the entire thing. You will not regret the click.

Posted by: Mega at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (rv0Fo)

382 371 Then you will be pleased to know that the Alliance of American Football kicks off one weekend after the Super Bowl on CBS.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)
+++++++

It's a huge market, and the NFL's fuckups have created a huge vulnerability. Man, I hope somebody jumps in and eats their lunch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (CPfoe)

383 Just occurred to me that a lot (most?) of the tax cut has been sucked up by gas going up 40-50 cents with associated food price bumps. Granted I drive 300 +/-miles a week and don't make big bucks.
Or am I imagining things?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (n2QAJ)

384 Cosmic, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

385 Wouldn't it be great if in 2024, PDT retires to start a new football league to wipe out the last vestiges of the NFL and maybe reform the American game? Something with a bit more nonstop flow like rugby or Aussie rules although still with the forward pass. (At least something that doesn't take 23 minutes to play the final 2:03 minutes on the clock at least.)

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 11:49 PM (Evws/)

386 I'm a few days late to the party, but I am finally watching the Munk Debate between Jordan Peterson/Stephen Fry and Michael Dyson/Michelle Goldberg.
(https://youtu.be/GxYimeaoea0)

I have never seen two brick walls talk to each other before, so that was fascinating. Biggest lesson: Michael Eric Dyson is a total, 100%, top-flight shitheel.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:49 PM (hYcqw)

387 Van Halen's Beautiful Girls brings on that summertime feelz year round.

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:49 PM (YLycA)

388 I would put ELO above Queen.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2018 11:51 PM (rnAwa)

389 ELP > ELO

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:52 PM (CPfoe)

390 The NFL is living on borrowed time. It is going to be SJW'd and sued out of existence. The last pro sports left standing in the US are going to be baseball and basketball. The Left of course will never stop trying to make soccer a thing.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (kWrQ3)

391 379, QID - thanks.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (CeJUf)

392 The last pro sports left standing in the US are going to be baseball and basketball. The Left of course will never stop trying to make soccer a thing.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (kWrQ3)


*AHEM*

Posted by: Stanley Cup Final starts Monday at May 25, 2018 11:54 PM (e7oj4)

393 Dan Bongino is great.

Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:54 PM (e7oj4)

394 EMP>ELP

Posted by: Tsar Bomba at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (PDu2T)

395 ELP, FTW. Am I the only one with Pictures at an Exhibition?

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (YLycA)

396 Brewing up for a storm here. Gusty winds, showers. No lightning yet. If it settles into a steady rain, I will go out and flash up my burn barrel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (WFV7d)

397 Cicero, hard to compare 'em. They're too different IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:56 PM (eMKNe)

398 summer songs, that has me puzzled.

I remember walking by the dorms, late 70s, and hear a rocking song blasting and loving it. What was it, I'm puzzled. Not Elton's Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting, it was another song. Hmmmm. Wasn't Cheap Trick, who was it?

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2018 11:56 PM (yJ1e6)

399 ELP, FTW. Am I the only one with Pictures at an Exhibition?
Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:55 PM (YLycA)

-------

Mussorgsky FTW!!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 11:56 PM (CPfoe)

400 Drink, I had the CD of Pictures at an Exhibition!

Want to get it again, before too long.

And, I haven't listened to it in ages, but I actually *liked* the Emerson Lake & Powell album from the mid-1980s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 25, 2018 11:57 PM (eMKNe)

401 Vintage Uncle Ted on right now - Journey to the Center of the Mind

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:57 PM (YLycA)

402 I didn't realize it at the time (because I was young and naive) but Chuck was probably pretty thoroughly coked up when he did the Gong Show. It's like watching old cartoons as an adult and finally getting the inside jokes."

I had the same feeling - I remember watching it and liking it when it was originally broadcast, and thinking "wow that Chuck is just a crazy and funny guy". and then years later I saw some clips and realized "damn that guy is zonked out of his gourd".

I remember some of the tales of Monday night football when Don Meredith was on it, with Howard Cosell and I think Fran Tarkenton. They said Don always drank heavily through each game, and there was one game where they announced that Don had some medical condition and had to leave the broadcast to get some emergency treatment. Years later they admitted that was the night when Don drank so much that he just passed out so cold that no one could even wake him, and all they could do was drag him to some cot somewhere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 11:58 PM (V2Yro)

403 the Alliance of American Football
Posted by: Weirddave at May 25, 2018 11:40 PM (OYwKq)


Whoa, that's a real name of a thing. I thought you were goofing around like "Hello, comrade cowboy, I'm Joe Bluejeans, did you watch Alliance of American Football competition this weekend? Say, let us share codes of workplace door access as gesture of ordinary American friendship!"

But no, that's real. Huh.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (y87Qq)

404
The last pro sports left standing in the US are going to be baseball and
basketball. The Left of course will never stop trying to make soccer a
thing.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 11:53 PM (kWrQ3)





*AHEM*

Posted by: Just got home from LucasOil Speedway at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (rtvho)

405 A funeral for a cockroach is absurd, but it *was* a big ass cockroach.

Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (e7oj4)

406 Hey, this gab thing. Y'all posting simultaneously on gab and twitter?


Protip, I am marking everything I send nsfw. Give you that fuck it / stickin' it to the man attitude even when you are simply seconding someone else's brilliant analyses with "yep."

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (MTjB1)

407 Postmodern Jukebox has taken to advertising on YooToob. I think that's kinda cool; they'll just take an entire video, and put it up there, and that's their ad.

And one of the very few sorts of ads I won't just skip as soon as the option comes up.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (wSC8T)

408 Alexa came with my Kindle Fire, and in 1 1/2 years I've never even activated it, never mind used it.

Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (e7oj4)

409 *AHEM*
Posted by: Just got home from LucasOil Speedway at May




not a sport.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM (MTjB1)

410 logprof, good idea. Alexa is a snitch.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM (eMKNe)

411 Death of NFL != Death of football
Eventually another Vince McMahon will show up. And this time, the market will be ready for a counter-NFL. I'll even pitch ten bucks at 'im for whatever fraction of a share that'll buy me.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 11:32 PM (hY



Another Vince McMahon has shown up. His name is Vince McMahon. He announced back in February that he is restarting the XFL.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM (LIggv)

412 Aaaaaand of course the A/C conks out a week after we bought the house and it was 93 today.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (XKZwp)

413 ELP with Powell ELP doing Holst aws good stuff. Didn't find out until recently that Cozy was in Rainbow and Sabbath, as I dig ever deeper into 70s metal.

Posted by: Drink like Vikings, from the Hut of Baba Yaga at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (YLycA)

414 A funeral for a cockroach is absurd, but it *was* a big ass cockroach.
Posted by: logprof at May 25, 2018 11:59 PM (e7oj4)


His name was Gregor Samsa

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (2K6fY)

415 logprof, good idea. Alexa is a snitch.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




push her down the stairs, snitches get stitches.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (MTjB1)

416 Vintage Uncle Ted on right now - Journey to the Center of the Mind
Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 25, 2018 11:57

That would fit the timeframe I'm trying to recall, but Ted isn't it. Boston maybe, I'm going nuts trying to remember.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (yJ1e6)

417 @409 It is the way I do it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (rtvho)

418 oh. OH! Summer driving music! I haven't listened to this in years. I think I have the 10" around somewhere but I know I don't have a working turntable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptEwQN4KcHo

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:02 AM (y87Qq)

419 409 *AHEM*
Posted by: Just got home from LucasOil Speedway at May




not a sport.
Posted by: yankeefifth



Still better than the NFL. As is IndyCars! Reminder, the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 12:03 AM (pY+s4)

420 I would put ELO above Queen."

I liked them both, but gotta go with Queen. Regardless of his personal life, Freddie Mercury had the most amazingly versatile voice and range of any Rock singer, ever. Although it's unseemly to mix genres, I honestly think he could rival Pavarotti with the things he could do with his voice.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:03 AM (V2Yro)

421 y5, yup.

I wonder what Alexa's programmed to say after you do that? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (eMKNe)

422 the way I do it.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May



you know what would make it a sport? put a horn in the car and have the drivers wives in the seat next to them.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

423 One reason I've come to enjoy hockey is that it's such a blue collar sport (hell, they even have shifts). Celebrations are about team instead of individuals, and no anthem protest BS.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (e7oj4)

424 logprof, good idea. Alexa is a snitch.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:00 AM


Pretty much anything connected to the internet is a snitch...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Supai at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (e9G8E)

425 Drink I did not know that :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (eMKNe)

426

Greetings fappers and fappees. What'd I miss besides Publix caving in to Das Hoggenfuhrer?

I am disappoint.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (GdWl+)

427 I expect the latest iteration of the XFL to go about as well as the previous one.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (kWrQ3)

428 386
I watched the debate. It seemed the purpose of the female was to put down Peterson. Dyson seemed to think that personal attacks and"burns" were the way to win the debate.

Peterson was calm and thoughtful, like I expected, but also more relatable than I thought he would be.

The stage presence I was most impressed with was Fry. He seemed to have a desire to reach people and exchange ideas.

I agree the two sides mostly talked past each other, the lefties really not there to have a discussion.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 12:06 AM (IDhUW)

429 I personally really like ELO, but seriously... how many of their songs are actually considered classics? Not many, especially when compared to Queen.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 26, 2018 12:06 AM (wSC8T)

430 Ace of Spades is a no snitch zone!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:06 AM (nWc4E)

431 Zettai, if anyone at SNL still had talent, that would make a great sketch:

"If you like Alexa, you'll love the Yahoo Snitch!"

*scene of two guys talking about their taxes*
One of the guys: "Yeah, I figured out how to use the earned income credit to get myself an extra two thousand bucks a year and I don't even have any kids! Gotta love those IRS dumbasses!!"

*police break down door suddenly, drag guy away while listening guy just watches*

"The Yahoo Snitch! You'll never be all alone again!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)

432 I wonder what Alexa's programmed to say after you do that? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:04 AM (eMKNe)


"Quid Malmborg in Plano"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (2K6fY)

433 Hey Backwards Boy I hope your wife is feeling better.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (nWc4E)

434 Past my bedtime. Have a good night, everyone.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (hYcqw)

435 have spent some time troll stomping at a less smart military blog lately. they have a thumbs up / thumbs down feature that lets you like or dislike comments.

you get email notification every time you get a like or dislike.

have to tell you, getting likes, even for me, stimulates the same zones as crack.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (MTjB1)

436 427 I expect the latest iteration of the XFL to go about as well as the previous one.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:05 AM (kWrQ3)


Probably though this time he seems more intent about keeping it separate from the WWE. So he's not going to be using his WWE commentary teams to cover the games or go for the attitude era ogling of the cheerleaders in the game.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2018 12:09 AM (LIggv)

437 Kindltot, LOL.

Sounds like a Breaking Bad reference...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:09 AM (eMKNe)

438 By the way, was the dead cockroach (way back up in the, you know, content) named Diana?

Posted by: Miklos, emotionally overinvested at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (zCyNd)

439 by the way the hq posse that mounted up and raided the less smart military blog the other day left a mark.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (MTjB1)

440 "'Quid Malmborg in Plano', because if you push anything hard enough, it will fall over"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (2K6fY)

441 No Publix here so they won't lode business from me, but I hope the #getwokegobroke will apply to them.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (IDhUW)

442 Have John Brennan and James Clapper be the official spokesmen for the Yahoo Snitch.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (nWc4E)

443

Hey thanks DD. She's much better, over the shock for the most part. I'm doing my best to keep her well medicated and well fed.

Thanks Hordelings, for all your prayers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:10 AM (GdWl+)

444 "Quid Malmborg in Plano"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (2K6fY)

"ca plane pour moi"

Posted by: Plastic Bertrand at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (zCyNd)

445 Ace of Spades is a no snitch zone!

I'm telling!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (IcT7t)

446 If I was ever tempted to get one of those Alexa type devices, and I wasn't, that story would kill the impulse. I'm dismayed by how many people see no problem handing over their privacy and control to these automated gremlins. Electric or natural gas use that is monitored AND CONTROLLED by the utility. Of course it's for the customer's convenience. (Yeah, right.) Refrigerators that keep track of supplies and order more automatically for delivery. Complete imbeciles that give delivery services access to their home. Hell, I know some folks who never carry cash or credit cards, relying totally on some smart phone app or even an implant for any payments. Apparently carrying a wallet is inconvenient and might spoil the look of their haberdashery.


Have these cretins no concept of privacy and personal responsibility for the sake of 'convenience'? Does it ever occur to them that a simple power outage can leave them helpless? Do they care that they spew personal (and private) matters all over social media in ways that make them vulnerable to all sorts of attack and reprisals?

There are so many aspects to the current culture that I don't understand or care to. But they can stay the hell out of my life.

To paraphrase Ben Franklin: Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little convenience deserve neither liberty nor convenience.

Posted by: JTB at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (V+03K)

447 Queen does have a football song, but ELO has a Halloween song. Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:11 AM (YLycA)

448 Many moons ago, a political cartoonist did a fantastic drawing of two cockroaches greeting each other, while standing on a giant mound of rubble.

Left roach: "Bill!!??!"
Right roach: "Monica??!!!"

The caption read, "After a nuclear war."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (eMKNe)

449 Pretty much the one ELO song that has really stood the test of time in the way that, like, a dozen Queen songs have is Mr. Blue Sky, and that just barely cracked the Top 40 hit at the time, IIRC.

ELO had much bigger hits than that, but nobody really remembers them anymore.

As much as I like ELO, yeah; advantage: Queen.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (wSC8T)

450 Watching other people play games of ball on television meets yankeefifth's definition of sport. Keep that in mind as he develops his philosophy on this.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (rtvho)

451
108 What did they thing was going to happen in the Folda Gap with the entire Russian Army invaded Europe?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (roQNm)

===

Tactical nukes.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 10:23 PM (EZebt)

I thought the plan was to put up signs to the PX and counterattack while they were dismounted and looting.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (e1mEI)

452 Drink, Queen also has a naked female bicyclist song. Checkmate!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:13 AM (eMKNe)

453
"The Yahoo Snitch! You'll never be all alone again!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)

*stares in Jesuitical fashion*

Posted by: Forvive me Father Miklos, for I have sinned... at May 26, 2018 12:13 AM (zCyNd)

454 Watching other people play games of ball on television meets yankeefifth's definition of sport. Keep that in mind as he develops his philosophy on this.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May




Don't you think the sports should rely primarily upon power generated by the human body?

Lots of debate on sports that should or should not be in the olympics because of their reliance on technology.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

455 Prothonotary, agreed re Queen v. ELO.

But, I admit it's spooky how much Mr. Blue Sky sounds like a mid-70s Beatles reunion.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:14 AM (eMKNe)

456 The roach memorial story was funny. Gives me hope that college kids still possess that sense of the absurd and are not the humorless snowflakes the media so often portrays.

Posted by: Tuna at May 26, 2018 12:15 AM (jm1YL)

457 Even setting aside Alexa, I have gotten several butt-dial hot mikes. When I heard tonight that Harvey Wankenstein was fitted with an electronic tracking device, I laughed - anyone carrying a cell phone is fitted with one!

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:16 AM (YLycA)

458 Pretty much the one ELO song that has really stood the test of time in the way that, like, a dozen Queen songs have is Mr. Blue Sky, and that just barely cracked the Top 40 hit at the time, IIRC."

I was always partial to "Hey Boy Blue" (I have fought, in the holiest wars, I have smashed, some of the holiest jaws, I've seen God, point the Finger of Doom at our Foes)

and then "I can't get it out of my head" (Midnight, on the water, I saw, the Oceans Daughter, walking on the waves she came, staring as she called My Name, and I Can't get it Out of My Head.....")

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:16 AM (V2Yro)

459 I can't wait for Hitler to get an Alexa. Hell, maybe he has one. I'll go check...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (RuIsu)

460 have to tell you, getting likes, even for me, stimulates the same zones as crack.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:08 AM (MTjB1)

And you would know because....?

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (XKZwp)

461 Lots of debate on sports that should or should not be in the olympics because of their reliance on technology.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

It's not the technology that bothers me so much, as it is the judged "sports" that rely upon a panel of East German judges.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (WFV7d)

462 Don't you think the sports should rely primarily upon power generated by the human body?


Formula One oota T'hoose an' auld ye bugger round the turn me laddie!

Posted by: Jackie Stewart at May 26, 2018 12:17 AM (zCyNd)

463 Burger Chef, I'd guess Adolf's Alexa would just keep repeating:

"You are insane. Mental health professionals are on their way."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:18 AM (eMKNe)

464 ELO is underrated. One of my favorite bands. Freddie Mercury was an opera singer in a rock band. Brian May was an amazing musician. I'd probably go with Queen also and I love ELO.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (pY+s4)

465 But, I admit it's spooky how much Mr. Blue Sky sounds like a mid-70s Beatles reunion."

Nothing spooky about it - Jeff Lynne idolized the Beatles, and often claimed that his groups music was what the Beatles would have been doing if they had stayed together. Now I don't think anyone believed him, but the point is that is what he was going for much of the time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (V2Yro)

466 Hogg has issued an ultimatum to Bass Pro Shops. Hogg is demanding that they cease all gun sales and severely restrict sales of ammunition clips with the things that go up.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (kWrQ3)

467 Many moons ago, a political cartoonist did a fantastic drawing of two cockroaches greeting each other, while standing on a giant mound of rubble.

Left roach: "Bill!!??!"
Right roach: "Monica??!!!"

The caption read, "After a nuclear war."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (eMKNe)

--LMAO.

I also loved Milquetoast, the cross-dressing cockroach from Bloom County.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (e7oj4)

468 It's not the technology that bothers me so much, as it is the judged "sports" that rely upon a panel of East German judges.
Postedh by: Alberta Oil Peon at May




yeah, that too. the simplest events seem to be the most sport like. running is probably the simplest

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:19 AM (MTjB1)

469 "you're in trouble! I'm telling Mistress!"

Posted by: the Sprite at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (6FqZa)

470 Puddleglum, same here.

Tom Servo, true. I think Lynne worked for years to sound so much like Lennon and McCartney, both instrumentally and vocally, just in that one song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (eMKNe)

471 Be it ever so hovel, there's still no place like home. Which I am.

* plonks drink down on desk *

* removes pants changes to relaxed evening attire *

Didn't get to the Memorial Day comments, but saw the post. 8 million hero horses. Never got to have a horse of my own like my big sister did. Been decades since I rode one. But have had them around all my life (except the years in Chicago, and even there, police horses occasionally). A nearby ranch has the gov contract for running wild horses, and they are beautiful to watch. So, I really appreciate the critters. Hard to wrap my mind around eight million dead in war. At least, that was the last horsepowered war. Amazing photo.

So, what's the haps here tonight, weekend warriors?

Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (XqXVp)

472
ELO had much bigger hits than that, but nobody really remembers them anymore.

First I ever heard of ELO was their rendition of Roll Over Beethoven. Still my favorite ELO song.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (IqV8l)

473 Well, ELO did have Xanadu.. Hmm. Olivia Newton John... I see your checkmate and uh, BRB...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (YLycA)

474

I should plug my favorite band, ELP.

Plug.

Bitches Crystal live in Budapest '97.


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

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 12:21 AM (GdWl+)

475 logprof, Bloom County was fantastic back in the day.

Breathed has resurrected it, but IMHO most of the magic is gone. Too partisan/anti-Trump and not nearly as surprising/shocking as it used to be; the times have caught up with it, as it were.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (eMKNe)

476 So, what's the haps here tonight, weekend warriors?
Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (XqXVp)


I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.


I haz sadz.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (2K6fY)

477 Tom Servo, true. I think Lynne worked for years to sound so much like Lennon and McCartney, both instrumentally and vocally, just in that one song.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (eMKNe)

IMHO, best ELO song is their cover of Roll Over Beethoven. They basically turned it into a concerto for electric guitar and orchestra.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:23 AM (WFV7d)

478 First I ever heard of ELO was their rendition of Roll Over Beethoven. Still my favorite ELO song.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:20 AM (IqV8l)

So, at least Jeff Lynne was an innovative and original songwriter.

Posted by: Chuck'sll-Nite Chuck-O-Rama at May 26, 2018 12:23 AM (zCyNd)

479 Drink, Olivia in leotards is hard to top, true.

(I almost typed 'hard to beat' but actually as a matter of fact...)
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:23 AM (eMKNe)

480 470 Puddleglum, same here.

Tom Servo, true. I think Lynne worked for years to sound so much like Lennon and McCartney, both instrumentally and vocally, just in that one song.
Posted by: qdpsteve



Jeff Lynne could do a decent Roy Orbison. Almost, anyway. Listen to the the second Travelling Wilbury's album.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 12:24 AM (pY+s4)

481 Damn that's a shame he brought back Bloom County just to politicize it. Well I'm not going to go looking for it then. No need to see fond memories wrecked.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

482 Puddleglum, will do! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (eMKNe)

483 I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.


I haz sadz.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (2K6fY)

Absurd.

Posted by: Slawomir Mrozek at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (zCyNd)

484 Not sure if the album Silk Degrees came out in the summer, but I do remember listening to a lot of Boz Skaggs one summer.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 11:43 PM (nWc4E)

I had that LP, but I don't recall if I bought it in '76 or '77. It was a great album.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (iTpm7)

485 Unfortunately, one ill-titled song on the Emerson Lake & Powell album...

"Lay Down Your Guns."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (eMKNe)

486 good evening/morning Horde-lings

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:25 AM (TL2pK)

487 racing is too far removed from reliance on human physical performance as the determining factor to be a sport.

pretty much to far removed from the ability of most people to participate too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:26 AM (MTjB1)

488 Good Vibrations on now, dig that spooky theremin thingy

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:26 AM (YLycA)

489 Chicago's Saturday in the Park brings me back to the summer after high school graduation even though it was first released when I started Kindergarten.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (KOF8G)

490 Tom, yup. Breathed is smart enough not to make *every* strip a political rant, but there's too many of them.

Breathed also says in his FB comments (yeah he has an account) that he finds plenty ridiculous about both sides, but he barely ever shares that in the strip.

At this stage it looks to me like a Chuck Lorre sitcom storyboard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (eMKNe)

491 I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (2K6fY)


Isn't reacting to a Kafka joke with brutal indifference the ultimate appreciation of a Kafka joke? It says so in the regulations.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)

492 Chuck C, another great summer song. Also one of the first songs I remember hearing on the radio as a kid, and the first song I recognized as a Chicago song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (eMKNe)

493 I thought the plan was to put up signs to the PX and counterattack while they were dismounted and looting.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 26, 2018 12:12 AM (e1mEI)

---

Heheh.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 12:28 AM (/NSUP)

494 I made a Franz Kafka joke and no-one noticed.

I haz sadz."

When you watch the original "Producers", with Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel, there's a scene where they are going through scripts looking for one that is bad enough to guarantee a loss. At one point Zero Mostel picks up one and reads "I woke up this morning to find that I had become a giant Bug." and he thinks a bit and says "nah, too good" and throws it over his shoulder.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:28 AM (V2Yro)

495 Stanislaw Lem's favorite US Science Fiction writer was Philip K Dick, and he was hurt when he found out that Dick thought Lem was actually a made up propaganda pastiche.

Speaking of Polish absurdities.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:28 AM (2K6fY)

496 This Roe v. Wade movie looks like it's going to be interesting --and I hope informative to a lot of people.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:29 AM (e7oj4)

497 Drink, great song. Unfortunately it was ultimately one of the things that drove Brian Wilson crazy, also.

Brian seriously almost killed himself trying to recapture the magic of that one song, with the aborted Smile album.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:29 AM (eMKNe)

498 Backwards I am happy to hear that, you keep taking care of your Bgal, she is one courageous woman!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 12:30 AM (nWc4E)

499 Damn! All the files (documents, pictures, and music) that I managed to scavenge off my dead HD were wiped off the new SS drive by Windoze Update. Every damn one! And now I can't access that drive at all. Anybody got tips for reviving a dead drive. Put it in the freezer overnight?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:30 AM (WFV7d)

500 The song that reminds me of my graduation, interestingly enough:

Night Ranger, Sister Christian. (Was getting tons of airplay on MTV at the time; that's probably why I associate it with then.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (eMKNe)

501 It's hard to find a good Franz Kafka joke.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (CPfoe)

502 Oh bother! Walt Disney to produce a movie about Christopher Robin. What could possibly go wrong?

https://tinyurl.com/ya2l9ybd

I wonder what sort of PC stuff they will work in here to ruin it. I'm sure people will haul there kids to see it regardless.

Posted by: Winnie the Excrement at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (/qEW2)

503 Boys of Summer - Don Henley

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (V2Yro)

504 Heheh.
Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May




having a hard time adjusting to your new nickname. every time it comes up mu first read is smersh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:32 AM (MTjB1)

505 Brian seriously almost killed himself trying to recapture the magic of that one song, with the aborted Smile album.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:29 AM (eMKNe)

the Seeker, Brian, never found his Center.

Middle C, yes.

Posted by: Maharishi Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:32 AM (zCyNd)

506 Night Moves - Bob Seger. always felt like a summer song to me. Late summer, with autumn closin' in.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:33 AM (V2Yro)

507 Miklos, yup.

Interesting that Brian finally *was* able to finish it about 10 years ago, after:

1, he didn't have to deal with any other of the Beach Boys.

2, digital technology allowed him the ability and flexibility to take every last scrap of music and stitch it together exactly the way he envisioned (or, as well as he could remember envisioning) it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:33 AM (eMKNe)

508 When you make a clever comment and no one notices it's kinda Kafkaesque.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:33 AM (kWrQ3)

509 475 logprof, Bloom County was fantastic back in the day.

Breathed has resurrected it, but IMHO most of the magic is gone. Too partisan/anti-Trump and not nearly as surprising/shocking as it used to be; the times have caught up with it, as it were.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:22 AM (eMKNe)

--That's why Dilbert holds up better. It's not political, but focuses on human and organizational flaws.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (e7oj4)

510 Anybody got tips for reviving a dead drive. Put it in the freezer overnight?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:30 AM (WFV7d)


Briefly define 'dead' in this context. What's the failure mode?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (y87Qq)

511 Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Posted by: Tom Servo at May



lol. good friend in hs got dumped hard by some girl when that song was out. he listened to that song over and over and over and over and over. every time you got in his car or went to his house it was playing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (MTjB1)

512 Oops:

And 3, after Brian was free of the pernicious influence of drug abuse.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (eMKNe)

513 Kafka, Hegel and a Kangaroo all walk into a bar...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (CPfoe)

514 Smersh. Now there's an agency without its teeth in.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (2K6fY)

515 logprof, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (eMKNe)

516 At this stage it looks to me like a Chuck Lorre sitcom storyboard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM (eMKNe)

If you can get another Hungarian (preferably zombie Eva Gabor) on board, I'll write the check!

Posted by: Miklos, one of The Producers at May 26, 2018 12:35 AM (zCyNd)

517 Tom Servo, Seger's great in summer. My personal fave is Still The Same.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:35 AM (eMKNe)

518 Chuck C, another great summer song. Also one of the first songs I remember hearing on the radio as a kid, and the first song I recognized as a Chicago song.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:27 AM


It also helps that that was the Best. Summer. Ever.

Also, Dire Straits Walk of Life (the whole album actually), even though it was overplayed

Posted by: Chuck C at May 26, 2018 12:35 AM (KOF8G)

519 Funny story....I told my mom about the guy. I am 35 years old.

She forbid me to drive to Memphis to see him. Forbid me! I'm 35!

I told her "Too bad, I'm going." Her response: "No you aren't"

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:36 AM (TL2pK)

520 Oh yes...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BDbIrqbj8

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 12:37 AM (PUmDY)

521 Don't need the NFL to enjoy football. There's still college ball and, for neighborhood loyalists, HS ball.

Same thing with basketball, no? There are a whole lot of people out there who follow college hoops that never watch the NBA.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 12:37 AM (0jtPF)

522 It's hard to find a good Franz Kafka joke.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (CPfoe)

And if you do, they take you to court...

Posted by: Miklos, enloying the occaisional White Castle slider at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (zCyNd)

523 Miklos, LOL.

I think you're thinking of Peter Lorre. Chuck Lorre is alive, well, and a near billionaire from all his (IMHO mostly shitty) sitcoms he's sold to CBS.

He started off well as a writer for Roseanne in the 1980s, Grace Under Fire, and Cybill, He was fired from all three shows btw, due to clashes he had with the female stars of all three.

Then he caught a tiger by the tail with Dharma & Greg (a halfway decent show, not great but not horrible from what I recall), then produced Two and a Half Men, and now America can't get rid of this guy.

I've shared before: the only thing he's done since Cybill that I've ever enjoyed is his current sitcom about recovering alcoholics, "Mom," starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris. I would *swear* there's some conservatives on the writing staff of that show. But like all sitcoms, it's already showing signs of wear, tear and writer fatigue and keeps recycling its own set of tropes over and over and over again. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (eMKNe)

524 Briefly define 'dead' in this context. What's the failure mode?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (y87Qq)

Won't boot, and BIOS can't "see" it. Initially, I was able to browse the drive by running Linux Mint on a live DVD. That's how I copied the files, well, entire directories with their contents. And the contents were good; I played one of the music files. My mistake was not renaming the directories to some non-Windows name, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (WFV7d)

525 She forbid me to drive to Memphis to see him. Forbid me! I'm 35!



I told her "Too bad, I'm going." Her response: "No you aren't"



Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:36 AM (TL2pK)

Showdown at the TP Corral.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (iTpm7)

526 The theater of the absurd in an old Aggie tradition. Try to refrain from insulting it unless you understand it.

Posted by: Ag80 at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (CGITp)

527 Kafka, Hegel and a Kangaroo all walk into a bar...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (CPfoe)

Oh wait, I forgot....Albert Camus is working in a bar, and Kafka.....

Posted by: Miklos, depuis d'ennui at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (zCyNd)

528 Chuck C, yup. Love the whole Brothers In Arms album.

"Why Worry" and "Your Latest Trick" are especially great IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:39 AM (eMKNe)

529 A discussion of summer songs ... and not one mention of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ?

This place has really went to shit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 12:40 AM (HwWo9)

530 I wonder what sort of PC stuff they will work in here to ruin it. I'm sure people will haul there kids to see it regardless.

Posted by: Winnie the Excrement at May 26, 2018 12:31 AM (/qEW2)

Probably won't drag Pookette, but she does know the "Bouncy Bouncy" song to sing on her bouncy ball.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (XKZwp)

531 ScoggDog, I'm partial to Sundown.

Remember first hearing it during a summer vacation in Lake Tahoe around 1978 or so, when my parents insisted we stay at this creepy motel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (eMKNe)

532 Not having your Kafka jokes acknowledged is like finding yourself in a Kafka novel.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (kWrQ3)

533 qdp, when I think of the summer of '84, I think "Ghostbusters."

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:41 AM (e7oj4)

534 I think you're thinking of Peter Lorre.

So, you're saying we need all three Gabor sisters?

Posted by: Gyorgy Czukor at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

535 logprof, I know who you can call about that... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (eMKNe)

536 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ? "

I didn't know the Gales of November blew in the summer.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (V2Yro)

537 But seriously, that was a great song too. Just overplayed at the time.

Like Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes, I rediscovered it a number of years back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:43 AM (eMKNe)

538 So, you're saying we need all three Gabor sisters?
Posted by: Gyorgy Czukor at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

Gabor, Gamerrier!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:43 AM (WFV7d)

539 Another classic summer song:

https://youtu.be/QM6kQgHi5QU

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:44 AM (e7oj4)

540

Hotscakes!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IqV8l)

541 Like Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes, I rediscovered it a number of years back.

I always preferred the parody, "Sammy Davis Eye".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

542 @525

Seriously.....who tells a 35 year old where they are allowed to go or not?

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (TL2pK)

543 Another feel good summer toe-tapper is Sniper by Harry Chapin.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 12:46 AM (HwWo9)

544 ScoggDog, oh yeah. That's up there with "Seconds" by Human League.

(A song about Lee Harvey Oswald, believe it or not.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:47 AM (eMKNe)

545 Sniffing around 70s hard rock/protometal stuff looking to burn some googleplay bucks uncovered these gems.

Leaf Hound does garage Zeppelin right:https://tinyurl.com/yakhmp8t

Budgie is pretty badass for a parakeet:https://tinyurl.com/kzmpgk6
Speaking of pets, here's Toad. Hold on for some sick guitar...
https://tinyurl.com/ybf4uk2h

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 12:47 AM (YLycA)

546 Then there's "Mr. Bad Example" by Warren Zevon.

I so, so wish Zevon could have lived long enough to work with Weird Al on something. They were both hilarious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (eMKNe)

547 FUN FACT

"Bette Davis Eyes" was written by Jackie deShannon, who also wrote "Breakaway" for Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans.

Posted by: Musical Miklos at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (zCyNd)

548 For TP, and it's relevant, too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBpu3MHmtM

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (WFV7d)

549 BIOS can't "see" it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (WFV7d)


I got nothin' then. If the BIOS won't see the controller, it sounds like the logic board is shot. The rest of it could still be good, which is kind of rare. Usually the mechanical parts go first, long before the ICs. Actually, that's pretty easy to fix, overcoming static friction in a rotating disc is left to the reader as an exercise.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (y87Qq)

550 Won't boot, and BIOS can't "see" it. Initially, I was able to browse the drive by running Linux Mint on a live DVD. That's how I copied the files, well, entire directories with their contents. And the contents were good; I played one of the music files. My mistake was not renaming the directories to some non-Windows name, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:38 AM (WFV7d)


If you got all the data off of it then you might as well go ahead and reformat the drive - if you have a free drive handy I would image the drive or squash it onto the new drive and then reformat the thing and repartition it. The BIOS might not be seeing it because of some problem with the partition table or because it doesn't recognize the partition type ... but I don't know.

As long as you got your data off of it you really don't have to worry and can screw around with it all you want. If Linux reads it then the drive is okay and fully functional.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (RPXrN)

551 Miklos, didn't know that! Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (eMKNe)

552 Post Linked: "a federal court ruled his term was reduced in error and ordered him back behind bars to finish his sentence"
Isn't that de facto double jeopardy?

Post Cockroach funeral: I can see the stoners of my day doing something like this for stupid funny fun. I suspect this may be the ludicrously serious work of the snowflakes, though.
(Did not click through to the story.)

5 Olbermann has a job? Is there anything Trumponomics can't do?
Posted by: Miklos

25 Thank you for sharing that, ibguy. I wept. Milady did, too.

At my brother-in-law's funeral, folks told his daughter (~same age as mine), sad you lost your dad at such a young age. She replied, he beat the throat cancer for fifteen years before it came back. That was a gift.

Your sharing Joyce's life with us was a great gift.

Now I'm up to comment #100. Be caught up by... time for the morning report? But, so much good stuffffff!

Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 12:49 AM (XqXVp)

553 One of my favorite summertime songs:

Don't Disturb This Groove by The System (1987)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wqUDylYcnY

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 12:50 AM (/NSUP)

554 I always preferred the parody, "Sammy Davis Eye".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

Heh. Sign here, young man.

Posted by: Weird Al Molnar at May 26, 2018 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

555 I didn't know the Gales of November blew in the summer.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2018 12:42 AM (V2Yro)


Welcome to the Great Lakes region of the upper midwest, please enjoy your stay.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:50 AM (y87Qq)

556 541 Like Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes, I rediscovered it a number of years back.

I always preferred the parody, "Sammy Davis Eye".
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

--LMAO, mandatory:

https://youtu.be/T0epZ9tjYdA

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)

557 > Funny story....I told my mom about the guy. I am 35 years old. She forbid me to drive to Memphis to see him. Forbid me! I'm 35! I told her "Too bad, I'm going." Her response: "No you aren't"
Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:36 AM (TL2pK)

They have really good BBQ in Memphis (much better than Texas style). You could bring some back as a peace offering to mom.

Posted by: pogomip at May 26, 2018 12:52 AM (87V/q)

558 Seriously.....who tells a 35 year old where they are allowed to go or not?
Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (TL2pK)


Your mother. She cares. She worries.

Deep down she still can't get her head around the fact that you are no longer 13 and likely to get yourself into serious trouble, but that will either come or won't.

On the bright side you are no longer communicating solely by screaming at each other down the hallway, so things do get better, right?

Tell her you understand she is worried and promise to check in regularly.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 12:52 AM (2K6fY)

559 The BIOS might not be seeing it because of some problem with the partition table or because it doesn't recognize the partition type ... but I don't know.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (RPXrN)


I assumed it was just not showing a device on that bus, in which case the logic board is hosed. You should be able to rip a logic board off the enclosure and plug it in and the BIOS should still at least nominally recognize that something's claimed an address on the bus.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (y87Qq)

560 logprof, LOL.

My favorite part is the mystery song he sings. "??????????"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

561 November Rain by Guns N' Roses is of course a classic summer song.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (kWrQ3)

562 "Man who shows penis to jury acquitted of sexual assault"
I misread this as he showed his willy to a jury like a flasher, and was later acquitted of sexual assault from doing so, but I had it wrong. Maybe better title would have been "Man Acquitted by jury of sexual assault by showing his penis". Then again, that can be misread too.

Posted by: jim at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (gjGvH)

563 You know ... a little Sniper, Edmund Fitzgerald, Mettallica / One, and Etta James / I'd Rather Go Blind would make one Hell of a Good Time SummerTime Fourplay.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (HwWo9)

564 If you got all the data off of it then you might as well go ahead and reformat the drive - if you have a free drive handy I would image the drive or squash it onto the new drive and then reformat the thing and repartition it. The BIOS might not be seeing it because of some problem with the partition table or because it doesn't recognize the partition type ... but I don't know.

As long as you got your data off of it you really don't have to worry and can screw around with it all you want. If Linux reads it then the drive is okay and fully functional.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 26, 2018 12:48 AM (RPXrN)

Thing is, I didn't get all my data off it. I have some work-related folders, and that is good, but all my mp3's are gone, and a lot of my more recent pictures, too. And documents from "my documents". I had copied most of that to this new drive, with a clean Win7 install on it, and then fucking Windoze Update overwrote all of it.

So I need to get into the dead drive again at least once. And last time (this morning) I tried viewing it via Mint, it was not there. So, I'd say it is intermittent. Might be a boot sector virus?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (WFV7d)

565 Gabor, Gamerrier!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:43 AM (WFV7d)

I think among the three Gabor sisters, they got gamarried 29 times.

Posted by: Miklos never had marriage with those ladies, not once (wags finger) at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (zCyNd)

566 Oops, forgot Little River Band, "Lady."
Always reminds me of a SoCal campground my parents took us to when we were mid-teenagers, called Butterfield.

Ironically, it wasn't far from where Pechanga is now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:55 AM (eMKNe)

567 Seriously.....who tells a 35 year old where they are allowed to go or not?
Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 12:45 AM (TL2pK)

--A 35 year old's wife.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:56 AM (e7oj4)

568 Maybe better title would have been "Man Acquitted by jury of sexual assault by showing his penis". Then again, that can be misread too.
Posted by: jim at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (gjGvH)


"Man successfully defends himself using only his penis" works as a headline.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:56 AM (y87Qq)

569 As is a very great season song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 12:56 AM (PUmDY)

570 Memphis is a shithole

Posted by: NCKate at May 26, 2018 12:57 AM (B6tS5)

571 My favorite part is the mystery song he sings. "??????????"
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

--Which is "Bette Davis Eyes"

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 12:58 AM (e7oj4)

572 I assumed it was just not showing a device on that bus, in which case the logic board is hosed. You should be able to rip a logic board off the enclosure and plug it in and the BIOS should still at least nominally recognize that something's claimed an address on the bus.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (y87Qq)

Well, it's a Western Digital 500 gB drive. And I have two of them. I could try swapping logic boards, I guess. Thing is, both those drives were in the computer when it crashed. And neither would boot. But the drive with XP on it did boot up when I stuck it in another machine. I was running it for several days, and it seems to be OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:58 AM (WFV7d)

573 And last time (this morning) I tried viewing it via Mint, it was not there. So, I'd say it is intermittent. Might be a boot sector virus?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 12:54 AM (WFV7d)


It could be thermal expansion? See if it's temperature-related maybe. Or, if you don't feel it spin up when you boot it with the case off... do the needful and overcome the static friction.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 26, 2018 12:59 AM (y87Qq)

574 good friend in hs got dumped hard by some girl when that song was out.
he listened to that song over and over and over and over and over.
every time you got in his car or went to his house it was playing.

Heh. Happened to me that summer. I even spray painted "I don't understand what happened to our love, but babe I'm gonna get you back" in huge letters on an underpass (narrator: He didn't).

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2018 12:59 AM (OYwKq)

575 My favorite part is the mystery song he sings. "??????????"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

One portion of that remains under copyright.

Posted by: ? and the Mysterians at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (zCyNd)

576 Alberta Oil Peon, look into Hiren's BootCD's many offerings. I used it a while ago for a different, thorny boot problem.

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (YLycA)

577 @570

Yeah, I think that's her point.

But, for one, it's not like he lives in the ghetto of Memphis....he lives in the Burbs.

For two, it would be absolutely unfair for him to travel to visit me, and me to not reciprocate.

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (TL2pK)

578 suppose confusing SMH with smersh is better than smiert spionam

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (MTjB1)

579 logprof and ?, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:01 AM (eMKNe)

580 You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive is another easy breezy summertime sensation. Pairs well with Fire On The Mountain, The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down, and most anything by George Jones.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 01:01 AM (JODDm)

581 ScoggDog, you forgot Wildfire! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (eMKNe)

582 lol y5

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (/NSUP)

583 172 Splunge, can't believe I forgot Summer In The City!
Not only do I love it, but it was the #1 song on Billboard, the week I was born. No joke.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Rarely do I feel so much like saying, My Lawn! Off!
Did anyone mention See You In September?

Up to #200 as if anyone cares but me. :/ 350+ to go... oy! And I'm skimming asfastasican. Quit being so danged interesting, commenters (I know, you will be after about #300.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (XqXVp)

584 mindful, you're going to be here awhile tonight ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:03 AM (eMKNe)

585 Alberta Oil Peon, look into Hiren's BootCD's many offerings. I used it a while ago for a different, thorny boot problem.
Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:00 AM (YLycA)

That was the first thing I tried! It's a very useful set of tools, that. Didn't help me in this case. I don't think it's a MB problem. I'm running on the same MB right now, and it always saw the SATA DVD drive. And it sees the the little Kingston 120 gB solid state drive that I am running this install of Win7 on. Almost like both drives got shocked by something. maybe a power bump?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (WFV7d)

586 570 Memphis is a shithole
Posted by: NCKate at May 26, 2018 12:57 AM (B6tS5)

--Racist!!!

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (e7oj4)

587 574 That somehow made me think of an old Simpsons episode where Maggie was lost, Homer called the missing person hotline and the hold music was Player's "Baby Come Back"...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (YLycA)

588 AOP: i've got a China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (kb/by)

589 Heh. Happened to me that summer. I even spray painted "I don't understand what happened to our love, but babe I'm gonna get you back" in huge letters on an underpass (narrator: He didn't).
Posted by: Weirddave at May




LOL



narrator was a very nice touch.




Was there a ever a boombox serenade outside her window?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 01:05 AM (MTjB1)

590 Crap. Just hit the kbdabear compliance pix. If I stop to look, I'll never get caught up....

Well, see you in the morning............

Posted by: mindful webworker - talkin to my sellllf at May 26, 2018 01:05 AM (XqXVp)

591 Niters y'all...


btw...







...Texas BBQ is better.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 26, 2018 01:05 AM (/NSUP)

592 Hi Mindful,

Thanks for checking in as you read through the comments. Your comments are read too, just so you know.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:06 AM (IDhUW)

593 Drink, LOL. I think that was during Simpsons' first season, when the show was on fire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:06 AM (eMKNe)

594 ScoggDog, you forgot Wildfire! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:02 AM (eMKNe)


You're right.

How about Wildfire, The Reaper, Dust In the Wind, and He Went To Paris ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 01:06 AM (JODDm)

595 Kafka, Hegel and a Kangaroo all walk into a bar...
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 12:34 AM (CPfoe)


What would Kafka and Hegel have to say to each other? Kafka was haunted by a fear of an inflexible law and seemed to satirize it, so I assume he hated it (ex. In the Penal Colony). Hegel would be more relativistic. Would he have been able to calm Kafka down? Interesting to be a fly on the wall if these two weirdos met.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (/qEW2)

596 China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (kb/by)

Don't complain-they will just declare your front yard a "territorial reef" and put in a refuelling station and SAM battery.

Posted by: Great Power Miklos at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (zCyNd)

597 Am In the only one getting evergreen college pop ups, ha

Posted by: Jean at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (MS0+a)

598 ScoggDog, also Gloomy Monday.
Peter Wolf did a cover...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (eMKNe)

599 Some idiot on Fox just said North Korea deal success or failure would define Trump. Really, what kind of stupid fucking drivel is that?

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (kWrQ3)

600 We sent our sweet little beagle Salty to Heaven today. We're heartbroken and the cartoon about the best dog touched my wife and I deeply. Thank you for including it WeirdDave,

I asked St Francis to welcome him and pet him and tell him how much we loved him.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (DK0L4)

601 @600

Thoughts and prayers to you...

I know Salty was a good dog

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 01:08 AM (TL2pK)

602 AOP: i've got a China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:04 AM (kb/by)

My guess would be the contacts in the pressure switch are slightly welded together, and don't release when the diaphragm linkage exerts a force on them. My water system pump does that sometimes, too. It's a very similar type of switch. I whack it with a wooden stick, and it shuts off.

But you could take the cover off the switch, and dress the contacts with an ignition point file, or a doubled-over scrap of abrasive cloth.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:09 AM (WFV7d)

603 China Freight air compressor that will not shut down when it reaches pressure.... any ideas on fixing it, or are they just "disposable"?


Posted by: redc1c4
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Check, oh, Grainger, for a replacement pressure switch. Or, take a shot at repairing the one you have.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2018 01:09 AM (leCj4)

604 597 Am In the only one getting evergreen college pop ups, ha
Posted by: Jean at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (MS0+a)

--Tucker had a good interview with the pariah prof from there tonight.

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 01:10 AM (e7oj4)

605 Gloomy Monday / Sunday Morning Coming Down.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 26, 2018 01:10 AM (JODDm)

606 Quick question: Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me?
That seems to happen to me for the https home page. The http page works fine.

Posted by: MetaThought at May 26, 2018 01:10 AM (Zi6GY)

607 One thing that gives me a chuckle, is remembering all the bands that tried to copycat U2 in the 1980s.

- Simple Minds
- INXS (basically a secular U2)
- The Call (although they hit it big earlier, I believe)
- The Alarm (great songs but ridiculously overwrought)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (eMKNe)

608 I asked St Francis to welcome him and pet him and tell him how much we loved him.
Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (DK0L4)

My condolences, LGoPs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (WFV7d)

609 Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 01:08 AM (TL2pK)

Thank you kindly.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (DK0L4)

610 Songs in the Key of Life is insanely great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (PUmDY)

611 29 went down with the Ed Fitz. The Gabor sisters were married 29 times. Coincidence? Leonard Nimoy's ghost is skeptical. Robert Stack's too.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (RuIsu)

612 All right, time to keep up the tippling, perchance to add to the novel.

Good night, y'all!

Posted by: logprof at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (e7oj4)

613 Sorry for your loss LGoPs. What a comforting thought to think of St Francis greeting our pets.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (IDhUW)

614 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (WFV7d)

Thank you as well AOP.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (DK0L4)

615 LGoPs, condolences.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (eMKNe)

616 Anyone from WI remember this case from Manitowac Co.? Seems like a guy from a salvage yard was framed for a murder? Ring any bells?

I need to go to bed and wonder what the answer is.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 01:13 AM (yJ1e6)

617 qdp, thanks, couldn't place when. Dooh! I picked the wrong week to give up pick up carry on drinking. Wildfire - that's a nice little song that gets you thinking about painting a mural on yer van, then takes a hard turn to sadzville...

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:13 AM (YLycA)

618 Steven Avery. Making a murderer

Posted by: NCKate at May 26, 2018 01:14 AM (B6tS5)

619 Summer song:
She wore an itsy bittsy, teenie weenie, yellow polka dot bikini

Posted by: Cosda at May 26, 2018 01:14 AM (d7sWu)

620 Songs in the Key of Life is insanely great.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (PUmDY)

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Ebony And Ivory inspires me to shoot myself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (CPfoe)

621 Drink, no prob.

I read that David Letterman got Wildfire stuck in his head one time so bad, he invited Michael Martin Murphey to perform it on the Late Show. This was fully 35 or so years after it was a hit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (eMKNe)

622 Gas prices going up in Brazil Paraguay and Dominican Republic.

And everyone says it is "unjustly high" All three countries. And here.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (2K6fY)

623 29 went down with the Ed Fitz. The Gabor sisters were married 29 times. Coincidence? Leonard Nimoy's ghost is skeptical. Robert Stack's too.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:11 AM (RuIsu)

It's no coincidence. King Biscuit Boy has 29 ways, too:

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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:16 AM (WFV7d)

624 Well, Korea will be part of PDT's legacy, along with the rest of his successes. I. For one, am NOT tired of winning. Keep it up Mr President, the people have your back and are heartened in their own battles.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:16 AM (IDhUW)

625 Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (IDhUW)


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:12 AM (eMKNe)


Thank you friends.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:16 AM (DK0L4)

626 Cicero, the Joe Piscopo/Eddie Murphy spoof of that is better.

"I am black and you are white!"
"You are blind as a bat and I have sight!..."

Joe Piscopo did what I consider the all-time great Springsteen spoof back around 1986, btw. A song called New Jersey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ9SMDMSRH8

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (eMKNe)

627 Thereas Halbach murder was the WI case.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (yJ1e6)

628 600--- LGoPs
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So sorry about Salty --- but yeah, what a good night to see that cartoon.

(dusty in here)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (0jtPF)

629 And you're a lucky one, indeed, to score 29 in cribbage!

Posted by: Drink like Vikings, nobs edition at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (YLycA)

630 Wildfire. Automatic station change in my car. Didn't have the understated humor of D.O.A.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (RuIsu)

631 Leonard Nimoy's ghost is skeptical.

It's worth it for the eyebrow.

Posted by: Miklos, In Search Of at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (zCyNd)

632 If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.

Posted by: Will Rogers at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (5vPko)

633 Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:07 AM (DK0L4)


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So sorry.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (CPfoe)

634 Kindltot, I was away (dinner), but scrolling through the comments, I saw and appreciated your Kafka joke. FWIW. And apologies, forget who pointed it out, but in The Producers, Zero Mostel, reading the premise of the play (guy turns into a giant bug) and tossing the proposal - I remember that.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:19 AM (QDnY+)

635 This evening's musical mentions have caused me to activate the Lene Lovitch youtube channel.

Posted by: Miklos, each to xis own at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (zCyNd)

636 Thanks for the reminder Burger Chef, back to Van Halen 2!

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (YLycA)

637 So sorry about Salty --- but yeah, what a good night to see that cartoon.



(dusty in here)





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:17 AM (0jtPF)


Yes, thank you Margarita. I took it as a comforting sign. (raining pretty hard here)

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (DK0L4)

638 If Trump's legacy is going to be defined by North Korea than how about Clinton Bush And Obama who pretty much did fuck all to actually improve the situation to give Trump the opportunity to do something.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2018 01:21 AM (LIggv)

639 Skookumchuk may be gone, but his road trip sounds fantastic. And not only because I have never been to *any* of the places he's going - but ..... I have never been to *any* of the places he's going.


Some day.


Always told myself, and others, over the years that I was saving the "nice, normal" places for travel when I was older. Because I had a pattern - certainly for work, but also for fun - of traveling/spending time in downright dangerous or at least way off-beat places.




Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:22 AM (QDnY+)

640 So sorry.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2018 01:18 AM (CPfoe)


Thank you my friend.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:23 AM (DK0L4)

641 622 Gas prices going up in Brazil Paraguay and Dominican Republic.

And everyone says it is "unjustly high" All three countries. And here.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (2K6fY)
------------------------------
The collapse of Venezuelan production will not go unnoticed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:23 AM (0jtPF)

642 304 ESPN is just about to stick the final knife into the death of football...
Posted by: redridinghood
Which should make a nice "pop" if it's properly inflated.

* Up to the 400s. Wonder if I'll make it to caught up. Starting to get blurry and slurrryyyy.... *

Posted by: mindful webworker - incoherently babbling, but not as bad as Pelosi at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (XqXVp)

643 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight. Happy (and hopefully long) weekend!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (eMKNe)

644 Gas prices going up in Brazil Paraguay and Dominican Republic.

And everyone says it is "unjustly high" All three countries. And here.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:15 AM (2K6fY)
------------------------------
The collapse of Venezuelan production will not go unnoticed.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:23 AM (0jtPF)

Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from "unjust" increases in petro prices?

///

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)

645 This evening's musical mentions have caused me to activate the Lene Lovitch youtube channel.
Posted by: Miklos, each to xis own at May 26, 2018 01:20 AM (zCyNd)



On your head be it. All bets are off if you become Nina-Hagen-curious though.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (2K6fY)

646 Buzzion it's a fairly long story unsuited to the comments and also shouting into the wind in some ways, but Dubya was nothing like Clinton or Obama on North Korea. He actually launched a program (Proliferation Security Initiative) that was global but mostly focused on the Norks (well, it's also unfashionable to note, the PSI's "target" list shrunk because we took out the Iraqi one, which led directly to the surrender of the Libyan one, and some other less well known surrenders thanks to cracking the Khan network, also a result of Iraq).


It was so effective (mostly targeted their finances) that they were screaming and begging like Navajos (old Woody Allen reference), and then ....... poof. Gone. Over. No explanation. No inter-agency review. Just an edict from the WH/NSC.


Explanation is almost certainly - "China" - but it remains a mystery. Top State guy responsible (asst. sec. level) resigned over it, but being classy and old school, just didn't talk (as opposed to infesting the MSM TV networks, and getting an appointment at the JFK School or Brookings).



Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:28 AM (QDnY+)

647 So, what is the pool on who gets 666 this evening?

I offer a VIP viewing of the New and Improved tzampotli, with light show and complimentary taco buffet.

Posted by: Miklos, following his passion, like they tell you at May 26, 2018 01:29 AM (zCyNd)

648

Prayers up, LGoPs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 01:30 AM (GdWl+)

649 Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from "unjust" increases in petro prices?

///

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)

That was the idea, with cars made under Volkswagen license.

The plan had a bug, though.

Posted by: Miklos, kubelwagener at May 26, 2018 01:31 AM (zCyNd)

650 It's your friendly announcer.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:32 AM (PUmDY)

651 On your head be it. All bets are off if you become Nina-Hagen-curious though.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (2K6fY)

From the cover of her first album-"From East Germany-You'll like it, or else!"

Posted by: Miklos, ost-kubelwagener at May 26, 2018 01:32 AM (zCyNd)

652 Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 01:30 AM (GdWl+)

Thank you my friend.


And thanks to all the rest of you as well for your thoughts and prayers. Signing off now...it's been a hard day.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 26, 2018 01:33 AM (DK0L4)

653
'Night LGoPs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 01:34 AM (GdWl+)

654 so anyway...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 26, 2018 01:35 AM (kb/by)

655 That's a good battle. Too bad the US has bad gouge on what's going on in Syria. Some folks claim the white helmets are basically ISIS propagandists while Syria is basically the last pro-Christian regime in the...well the whole world TBH

Posted by: jake jortles at May 26, 2018 01:35 AM (uFoR1)

656 AOP,
Open the case to the computer with it running and the drive connected and listen for a few seconds.
If you hear a "click" sound every second or two the drive is mechanically bad, that's the arm swinging back and forth. If the read head isn't contacting the disk you may be able to get some data off with the freezer trick. I've even seen suggestions to take a hammer and give the drive a whack, but I've only ever done that when nothing else worked.
If there's anything truly irreplaceable you can try a recovery specialist. They'll dismantle the drive and mount the platter and hopefully get the data off if the platter wasn't too scuzzed up by the read head sliding back and forth.
Wasn't cheap when I did it but that was 10 ish years ago.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 26, 2018 01:36 AM (oLa9K)

657 Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with
alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from
"unjust" increases in petro prices?


///
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)


They have oil reserves now, and apparently big ones, off the Southern Coast on the continental shelf. They have Petrobras there, but it is state owned and has the same political corruption issues that has destroyed Venezuela's oil industry

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:37 AM (2K6fY)

658 Trump's goal is to denuclearize North Korea and Iran. I think there is a fair chance he will succeed.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2018 01:37 AM (rnAwa)

659 That was the idea, with cars made under Volkswagen license.

The plan had a bug, though.
Posted by: Miklos, kubelwagener at May 26, 2018 01:31 AM (zCyNd)

Heh. I ran my '61 Volkswagen on straight alcohol once. College student, perpetually broke, driving home late one night, pockets empty. Car ran out of gas. No money, but i had a quart bottle of windshield washer anti-freeze concentrate, which was basically straight methanol. Into the tank it went. And the car started, and made it 5 miles to home, too. had to drive with the choke pulled nearly all the way out, but run, it did. (probably would never have started had the engine not been already warm)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:38 AM (WFV7d)

660 Disgraceful, but I've so lost touch with things in Brazil that I don't know if they still have that huge gasohol program. I thought that with oil self-sufficiency, due to off-shore discoveries, Brazil would end their gasohol boondoggle.


Still remember the sweet aroma at gas stations the last time I was there, so long ago, driving from Rio to the Sao Paulo coast.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:38 AM (QDnY+)

661 reportedly audio of russian mercenaries involved in attacking us syrian base.


http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-leaked-audio-humiliating-defeat-by-us-forces-2018-2

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 26, 2018 01:39 AM (MTjB1)

662 Brazil built a motorcycle called (mysteriously) the Amazonas. 1977 seems to be the year. VW 1600 engine. I was thinkin' that it ran on alcohol and had a 12 or 15 gallon tank. Look it up.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:39 AM (RuIsu)

663 Not me.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:40 AM (RuIsu)

664 Night remaining morons, really enjoyed the musical memories.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 01:40 AM (nWc4E)

665 Cluck Cluck Cluck...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 26, 2018 01:41 AM (RuIsu)

666

Hi. Can I offer you an ID microchip. Hand or forehead. Your choice.

Alexa built in.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a lert, of which we need more at May 26, 2018 01:41 AM (XqXVp)

667 644---Doesn't Brazil make most of their motor fuel with alcohol from sugar cane waste? Surely that would insulate them from "unjust" increases in petro prices?

///
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:26 AM (WFV7d)
---------------------------
Hah!
Well, they certainly do supplement gasoline usage with biofuels. And what a corruption-ridden boondoggle that program is! Makes our ethanol scam look almost sane.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:41 AM (0jtPF)

668 Night remaining morons, really enjoyed the musical memories.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2018 01:40 AM (nWc4E)

Good night, Debbie, and by the way, your hair looks FABULOUS!

Posted by: Miklos' Mutts N' More Pet Grooming Salon at May 26, 2018 01:42 AM (zCyNd)

669 Goodnight LGoPs. I hope you are able to sleep. It does not get much rougher than losing a dog.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at May 26, 2018 01:42 AM (EracK)

670 AOP,
Open the case to the computer with it running and the drive connected and listen for a few seconds.
If you hear a "click" sound every second or two the drive is mechanically bad, that's the arm swinging back and forth. If the read head isn't contacting the disk you may be able to get some data off with the freezer trick. I've even seen suggestions to take a hammer and give the drive a whack, but I've only ever done that when nothing else worked.
If there's anything truly irreplaceable you can try a recovery specialist. They'll dismantle the drive and mount the platter and hopefully get the data off if the platter wasn't too scuzzed up by the read head sliding back and forth.
Wasn't cheap when I did it but that was 10 ish years ago.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 26, 2018 01:36 AM (oLa9K)

Thanks. I don't think it was a head crash. Something electrical in nature, or maybe even malware of some kind. It affected two drives at the same time, but the other has since recovered.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:42 AM (WFV7d)

671 Different genre of summer song:

"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy. For me, 1989 was a great summer, I was living in a very urban neighborhood, and every other car driving by was blasting that song.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 26, 2018 01:45 AM (dlwIY)

672 What is tzampotli?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:45 AM (IDhUW)

673 660-----..... I thought that with oil self-sufficiency, due to off-shore discoveries, Brazil would end their gasohol boondoggle......

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:38 AM (QDnY+)
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End a government program?!? Bite your tongue!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (0jtPF)

674 Oh Mindful, good 666 snag!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (IDhUW)

675 Tzampotli is made out of blue corn smut.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (2K6fY)

676 Speaking of Syria, State Dept. with a stern statement on some impending Syrian govt. operation in the southwest of the country - which is supposed to be a quite zone, under multi-lateral (US Russki Jordanian) agreement. Even though I think the US is past the tipping point on being a serious country about serious matters (the public), still refreshing to see trash talk that you know if credible and will be backed up with action. Maybe nostalgia?


Meanwhile, Israel continues to systematically whittle away at Iranian offensive capabilities in Syria (whether Iranian-, or Hezbollah-flagged). Big strike two nights ago. Probably more this weekend.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:47 AM (QDnY+)

677 no, wait, it is the nauhautl word for a small plot of land farmed comunally

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2018 01:48 AM (2K6fY)

678 671 Different genre of summer song:

"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy. For me, 1989 was a great summer, I was living in a very urban neighborhood, and every other car driving by was blasting that song.
Posted by: The ARC of History



In '89, I must have looped The Cult's Sonic Temple endlessly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2018 01:48 AM (pY+s4)

679 What is tzampotli?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 01:45 AM (IDhUW)

Can someone give this Moron a heads up?

Posted by: Miklos' has never been asked to design a tampotli for a gay wedding at May 26, 2018 01:48 AM (zCyNd)

680 Hmmm. Just pulled the suspect drive out the computer, and the logic board is pretty warm, which is odd, considering the drive has been totally idle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:49 AM (WFV7d)

681 Friend of the Devil is a very well written song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 26, 2018 01:49 AM (PUmDY)

682 it would be absolutely unfair for him to travel to visit me, and me to not reciprocate.
Posted by: TickledPink


Ehhhnnnn... While they say, "all's fair in love and war," basically, in man-woman relationships, fair is that you don't have to be fair.

I would elaborate, but I would put it badly at this hour.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dating advice from an old married man = $0.00 at May 26, 2018 01:51 AM (XqXVp)

683 Margarita, like Capt. Renault, I am shocked, shocked, to hear there might be corruption in a gigantic Brazilian govt. fake-fuel program. Though the fundamental corruption would be the quite open payoff to ag interests (a la corn farmers in the US) by the very existence of the program.*


* Brazil, at least a few decades back, actually faced a very different situation, in which substitution for petroleum was not insanely irrational, as it always has been in the US. Enormous, low-cost, established, labor-intensive cane farms facing a tough int'l sugar market - and almost no domestic oil supplies.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:52 AM (QDnY+)

684 Margarita, like Capt. Renault, I am shocked, shocked, to hear there might be corruption in a gigantic Brazilian govt. fake-fuel program. Though the fundamental corruption would be the quite open payoff to ag interests (a la corn farmers in the US) by the very existence of the program.*


* Brazil, at least a few decades back, actually faced a very different situation, in which substitution for petroleum was not insanely irrational, as it always has been in the US. Enormous, low-cost, established, labor-intensive cane farms facing a tough int'l sugar market - and almost no domestic oil supplies.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 26, 2018 01:52 AM (QDnY+)

The old economic doctrine of comparative advantage seems to apply there. Of course, corruption can ruin even an economically viable scheme.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:57 AM (WFV7d)

685 Cuba is now fully self-sufficient in sugar for our 14th Four Plan mojito production!!!

Posted by: Some old guy probably named Castro at May 26, 2018 01:58 AM (zCyNd)

686 592 Hi Mindful,
Thanks for checking in as you read through the comments. Your comments are read too, just so you know.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel


Thanks. I'm having fun, in a way. One never really gets caught up. It's like how you're always at least one synaptic pathway away from reality. But with dick jokes.
___

Milady just came by to say she finished the Sullivan article. She said, she hasn't read him since he was in the NR back when it was a good magazine. Her summary: "He's nuts!"

I almost read it, just to roll around in the schoedenfrood of Obama's legacy being wiped out. But, I only have a few decades left, at most, and my precious time is better spent reading dick jokes here.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Dick was not a crook, but Bill had a crooked dick at May 26, 2018 01:59 AM (XqXVp)

687 The old economic doctrine of comparative advantage seems to apply there.

I read a study years ago that made a pretty pervasive case that Brazil was the one place where ethanol made economic sense.

Posted by: The ARC of History at May 26, 2018 02:00 AM (dlwIY)

688 Ace's Dick Joke Emporium-your one jock stop!

Posted by: AceCorp Marketing at May 26, 2018 02:01 AM (zCyNd)

689 I one I should have jumped to the bottom of the page when I woke up a bit ago.
Been asleep since I got home from work.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:05 AM (1XIkG)

690 I asked St Francis to welcome him and pet him and tell him how much we loved him.
Posted by: LGoPs


♥, LGoPs.

St Peter is at the pearly gates.

St Bernard is the one tending the pearly doggie door.

We have a St Francis statue on the front porch, that once stood in my late, sainted mother-in-law's yard. I ask him every time we leave to watch out for our pets while we're away. Silly. Superstitious. I'm not even Catholic. But after our old friend Spark never came home one night earlier this year, I figure, cover all the bases.

Posted by: mindful webworker - St Kit at the pearly cat door? at May 26, 2018 02:06 AM (XqXVp)

691 683----rhomboid
-------------
True, the program did make some sense at the time, even if it suffered the usual defects of all top-down schemes.
And now it won't die!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 02:06 AM (0jtPF)

692 One becomes knew,,, and it wasn't auto c?

Guess I didn't really wake up after all.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:08 AM (1XIkG)

693 I like the phrase "deus vincit omnia" , I think the rough translation is God conquers all.

Can someone here let me how it should be pronounced?

Oh, and, I think I don't really need to know any more about tzampotli.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:09 AM (IDhUW)

694 Well, I am going to call it a night. Sweet Dreams, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 02:11 AM (WFV7d)

695 Teej!

Hello my friend - I hope to try out some fishing gear this weekend, from the shore.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:11 AM (IDhUW)

696 Sure.

It's pronounced "deus vincit omnia."

You're welcome.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:12 AM (1XIkG)

697 For those keeping score --

Kansas City BBQ is the very, very best. [smirks triumphantly]


Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Horde!

TP, you take CARE of yourself, you hear?

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at May 26, 2018 02:13 AM (QU+qf)

698 693 I like the phrase "deus vincit omnia" , I think the rough translation is God conquers all.

Can someone here let me how it should be pronounced?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:09 AM (IDhUW)
-----------------------
Classical Latin: DAY-oose WEEN-kit OHM-nee-ah.
Church Latin: DAY-oose VEEN-cheet OHM-nee-ah.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 02:13 AM (0jtPF)

699 Heh. I ran my '61 Volkswagen on straight alcohol once. College student, perpetually broke, driving home late one night, pockets empty. Car ran out of gas. No money, but i had a quart bottle of windshield washer anti-freeze concentrate, which was basically straight methanol. Into the tank it went. And the car started, and made it 5 miles to home, too. had to drive with the choke pulled nearly all the way out, but run, it did. (probably would never have started had the engine not been already warm)
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2018 01:38

Good Lord, you are one crazy mechanical SOB.
It's been my pleasure to meet you sir, be well.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 02:13 AM (yJ1e6)

700

OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio.


Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 26, 2018 02:16 AM (GdWl+)

701 You should be sleeping.
Get up early to get those fishies.

Or stay up talking to me.
Nice to see some midnight sunshine here.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:18 AM (1XIkG)

702 Good grief, the guy in WI was convicted, but it's never ending they think his nephew involved.

It's all really hinky, the guy did 18 yrs for a rape he didn't commit. So were they just setting him up, as he was suing them for that?

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 02:20 AM (yJ1e6)

703 Goo'night, BBoy. God watch over you and BGal.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2018 02:20 AM (0jtPF)

704 Methanol - heh. VWs!

Classical Latin: DAY-oose WEEN-kit OHM-nee-ah.
Church Latin: DAY-oose VEEN-cheet OHM-nee-ah.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille

My half-a-century-ago+ Latin classes confirm Classical pronunciation - as much as we really know about how Latin was spoken.

Weeny Weedy Wiki

Posted by: mindful webworker - et cum spiritu tuo at May 26, 2018 02:23 AM (XqXVp)

705 Thanks Margarita, now I can write it and say it.

Teej, sleep is elusive, so talking here it is. Not sure if the weather will be conducive to fishing here tomorrow. But I can get practice no matter the time.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:26 AM (IDhUW)

706 So AK, whatcha gonna use?
Herring?
Buzz Bomb?
All else fails, just stand next to the water with a net, give em that smile and say "Here fishy, fishy, fishy."

But do the smile and fish call while using the rod and reel too.
Can't hurt.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:27 AM (1XIkG)

707 Whoa.

For the first time tonight, refresh did not bring up new (to me) comments. I think this qualifies as essentially "caught up." Also means blog slowdown.

So, of course, it's 'way late for me and I ought to retire. Ought to have, a while back. Because, Morning Report is up early.

Of course, I juuuust refreshed this beverage. Mayyybe a few more minutes watching the thread die....

Posted by: mindful webworker - poke it with a stick at May 26, 2018 02:31 AM (XqXVp)

708 So, I have buzz bombs, spoons, herring. I'm uncertain about the knot tieing but I'll work on it, and of course practice casting. The whales are here, so the fish must be too!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:33 AM (IDhUW)

709 Be well, off to take a nap. Maybe see you later tonight or tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at May 26, 2018 02:35 AM (yJ1e6)

710 This thread?

Fjords?

Pining.

Posted by: Try Miklos' New nad Improved Hungarian-English Dictionary! at May 26, 2018 02:36 AM (zCyNd)

711 Doing my best to keep this thread alive, but unfortunately, I'm not much of a conversationalist.

Oh! How many introverts does it take to change a light bulb?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:38 AM (IDhUW)

712 Oh! How many introverts does it take to change a light bulb?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:38 AM (IDhUW)

I wouldn't know who to ask!

Posted by: Mildly Aspie Miklos at May 26, 2018 02:39 AM (zCyNd)

713 712 ha! When I heard the question, I thought leave me alone, I can do it myself.

Answer: Why does it have to be a free pup project?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:42 AM (IDhUW)

714 Free pup??? Wow!
Should read "group project"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 02:43 AM (IDhUW)

715 Palomat knot is the easiest, and a good one.

For the buzz bomb, once you have everything else on the line, double the end so you have a 5 or 6 inch loop. Gives you plenty to work with since just learning.

Pass enough line through the hook eye to tie an overhand (that first thing you do when tying your shoes) but don't cinch it down yet.

Now put the entire hook through the loop at the end, bring the loop in front of the hook, wet the line and pull on the end of line and line going to rod at the same time to cinch it down.

Whew.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:45 AM (1XIkG)

716 "Mom, can I have a puppy?"

"If you change the lightbulb first. Then don't ask me any more questions, or I'll nail your other shoe to the floor."

Posted by: Joey!!! at May 26, 2018 02:46 AM (zCyNd)

717 Palomar knot.

Okay Miklos, that was chuckle worthy.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:47 AM (1XIkG)

718 " Should read "group project." "

Been hanging around me too long.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 02:55 AM (1XIkG)

719 Love is the Law.

Love God as your Father.

Love all men as your father.

On this hang all the Laws and the Prophets.


(For the modern misguided: The terms are generic genderless. Women included.)

(Well, except, maybe, Father is particularly apt for reasons. While men and women are technically all Sons of God, as both types of angels are Daughters. It's complicated. And doesn't matter individually.)

♥ ♰ ♥

Hardly anybody really teaches this as the paramount truth, as Jesus did. A lot of barnacles accumulated on the good ship Christianity.

"What must I do to have eternal life?"
"Keep the commandments"

Stick to the basics and you won't go wrong.

*****
fades
*****

Posted by: mindful webworker - you are valuable at May 26, 2018 02:56 AM (XqXVp)

720 Thanks for the knot tying hints, I will try it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 03:00 AM (IDhUW)

721 We gone - bye, bye.

Posted by: teej at May 26, 2018 03:03 AM (1XIkG)

722 I seem to be fading too.

deus vincit omnia!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 26, 2018 03:08 AM (IDhUW)

723 If, which I do not for a moment believe, this thread or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Horde beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the Moron Fleet, will carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the EMT, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Posted by: Winston Spencer Molnar at May 26, 2018 03:15 AM (zCyNd)

724 >>>Love is the Law.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

Posted by: Aleister Crowley at May 26, 2018 03:21 AM (/qEW2)

725 Oh FFS. I missed my number.

Posted by: Aleister Crowley at May 26, 2018 03:25 AM (/qEW2)

726 I claim this thread in the name of the Order of the Golden Dawn. I encircle it with a pentagram, cast the runes, and fuck a chicken upon it for good measure.

Posted by: Aleister Crowley at May 26, 2018 03:35 AM (/qEW2)

727 Sunrise is over the Atlantic Ocean right now

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 03:44 AM (aC6Sd)

728 Sadly I seem to be awake, though have not a reason in the world to get up

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 03:46 AM (aC6Sd)

729 Sunrise is over the Atlantic Ocean right now

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 03:44 AM (aC6Sd)


So, people in the Azores are having coffee?

Posted by: Mid-Atlantic Miklos at May 26, 2018 03:46 AM (zCyNd)

730 Been up a hour now, could get up to make coffee, read or paint.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 04:08 AM (aC6Sd)

731 It should be dawn in Newfoundland by now

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 04:09 AM (aC6Sd)

732 Been up several hours, could get up and make blueberry muffins or summon daemonic forces from transcendent realms.

Posted by: Aleister Crowley at May 26, 2018 04:13 AM (/qEW2)

733 Good morning, Horde

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 04:13 AM (TL2pK)

734 I should go to bed. (But can't stop listening to Dark Knight OST stuff on youtube.)

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 26, 2018 04:17 AM (+Ty8m)

735 One thing keeping me up right now is a slight sore throat, better earlier tonight but dry now. Coffee would help.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 04:21 AM (aC6Sd)

736 Very early trip to the market for watermelon and components of a Shepard's Pie. The traffic in the Tampa area yesterday was brutal and I don't expect it will get any better as the Memorial Day weekend progresses.

To all our Veterans past, present and future:
Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 26, 2018 04:34 AM (rdl6o)

737 How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

Ack. An NYT link. I should always check first.

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 04:46 AM (0bRDi)

738 Okay about to drive to go see my honey.

Is it weird that I am more nervous now than I was the first date?

Posted by: TickledPink at May 26, 2018 04:54 AM (TL2pK)

739 Still not up

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 04:56 AM (aC6Sd)

740 There is Free Practice 3 in Monaco in a hour, then replaying last race and Qualifying aound 9am.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 04:58 AM (aC6Sd)

741

mmmmm
Sausage and egg McMuffin, home made. Not quite like McDonalds but it hits the hungry spot. Should have made two.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 26, 2018 05:06 AM (roQNm)

742 No its not

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:10 AM (aC6Sd)

743 Morning, all.

Must feed kittehs, BRB.

Posted by: fluffy at May 26, 2018 05:15 AM (cHbmY)

744 Making Cream of Wheat to start.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:16 AM (aC6Sd)

745 Since its the Crime and Punishment ONT
Rachel Donezal has been hit with welfare fraud charges.

Scammers are going to scam

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:24 AM (aC6Sd)

746 Story is at Legal Insurrection

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:24 AM (aC6Sd)

747 Boil, boil toil and trouble

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:30 AM (aC6Sd)

748 It's you.

Did you magnify a page and then forget to go back to 100%?

I did that recently and it only affected some pages until I put it back to 100%.

I thought the websites were doing something with their sites but it was me all along. Duh.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 26, 2018 05:38 AM (Tvo6J)

749 Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

*cackle cackle*


Posted by: jakee308 at May 26, 2018 05:39 AM (Tvo6J)

750 I have always fed my cats, now cat at supper time. They have hard food whenever they want but give her a gravy pouch later.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:41 AM (aC6Sd)

751 Can't say I am much for Shakespeare

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:42 AM (aC6Sd)

752 Cats get overfed because ppl feel guilty and cats have NO limit switch on eating.

They will beg for food 24/7. Don't let them guilt you into making them fat.

twice a day and don't use commercials as a guide to how much to put in the bowl.

Figure the size of mouse or two and their very small. Less than a handful.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 26, 2018 05:44 AM (Tvo6J)

753 Maybe because their whole lives they could have hard food whenever they never ate themselves to death. Both ( sisters) are small cats neither was over 9 pounds.

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:47 AM (aC6Sd)

754 In rachel's favor, it's not like she set out to defraud the welfare.

What happened is she got paid during her brief brush with fame and didn't report it. Not saying she should be let off but i'm guessing she may have thought it wasn't a full time job so she didn't have to report it as a change in circumstances.

She probably didn't pay tax on it either and you better believe the welfare office will let the state and the IRS know.

Sometimes fame costs too much.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 26, 2018 05:47 AM (Tvo6J)

755 The question is Did Krak get up this morning?

Posted by: Skip at May 26, 2018 05:48 AM (aC6Sd)

756 >>> cats have NO limit switch on eating

Warm weather has diminished their appetite considerably. They weren't looking for more this AM, they wanted fresh.

Spoiled Wee Beasties.

Posted by: fluffy at May 26, 2018 05:48 AM (cHbmY)

757 I couldn't help but notice all the happy 'people of color' in that socialist picture. Typical. Hardest hist, blah, blah, blah. Hey everybody! Let's go pay some of those taxes!

Posted by: Eromero at May 26, 2018 05:50 AM (zLDYs)

758 Everybody should at least setup an account on GAB.

You KNOW they're going to f**k with conservatives just before the election.

They're tracking and logging those who show signs of being Trump fans and will cut them off.

They'll shadow ban the ones with a lot of followers but the followers will get banned.

The already did it to me. claimed i exhibited bot behavior which is interesting because I'd just started tweeting after letting the account idle for 4 years. ???

I think it also has to do if someone complains directly.

Everyone remember to not believe the media. And even not some of the conservative sites either.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 26, 2018 05:51 AM (Tvo6J)

759 >>> The question is Did Krak get up this morning?

He did.

Posted by: fluffy at May 26, 2018 05:53 AM (cHbmY)

760 Weird Dave,

To answer your question: yes, the front page has been messed up for me for the past 3-4 days (or so - I'm retired, so I only have a vague, fragmentary grasp of time anymore). And as you said, when clicking through to individual posts, or accessing the post via comments, the formatting is fine.

Posted by: Timothy S. Carlson at May 26, 2018 05:59 AM (EP9As)

761 Woke up to another night terror involving my kids. Hope y'all are doing better this morning.

Posted by: It's Barry! at May 26, 2018 06:06 AM (9acFt)

762 krak nood

Posted by: m at May 26, 2018 06:24 AM (0bRDi)

763 Huevos muchas buenos.

Posted by: ¡Jeb! at May 26, 2018 11:55 AM (/qEW2)

764 > Has anyone else been getting the HQ homepage in "large type" edition the past day or so, or is it just me?

That's been happening to me for months. I think it's a Chrome thing and it happens on other sites too.

Posted by: ArthurK at May 26, 2018 01:08 PM (IzAlf)

Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread





Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:56 PM




Comments

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1 Many thanks to all who serve, and prayers and gratitude to those who gave their lives in doing so.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 06:49 PM (hMwEB)

2 Los Testiculos Grandes.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (LAe3v)

3 http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002699753/
30,000 officers and men, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (0QYMt)

4 Hooah.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (7qyhD)

5 Yeah, you know, all in all, we'd rather not have been involved. Just sayin'.

Posted by: WWI horses at May 25, 2018 06:51 PM (LAe3v)

6 My father's father was a machine gunner in The 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne." In 1918.

He was affected by his service.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (hyuyC)

7 I was just thinking, that bullet track on Sr. Pantoja's face is the exact equivalent of a Heidelberg dueling scar. Well, except for the whole "those guys were seriously trying to kill me" thing.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (LAe3v)

8 The war did not end in 1918.
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org
/index.php/michigan-in-ww1-places/8:polar-bear-monument.html

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (0QYMt)

9 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

10 Probably not as many horses killed in WW2 but they were still used extensively.

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (LiyEm)

11 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 06:54 PM (SjImc)

12 Those are great tributes. Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2018 06:54 PM (0bRDi)

13 Just saw 12 Strong recently, it had war horses.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 06:54 PM (hMwEB)

14 One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (LAe3v)

15 My father's father was Canadian, in 1916 he joined the Royal Flying Corps. Sopwith Camel.
I have his pictures.

(Or as my brother's SF friends say "That's badass.")

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (0QYMt)

16 Thanks to my grandfathers, two great uncles, My uncle, numerous cousins, and my Dad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (vpyVq)

17 PDT shook the hand of all 1100 Academy officers.

Thank you Mr. President.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (JFO2v)

18

Amen.
Time for a toast.

Have a safe and relaxing weekend.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (fceHP)

19 Grandfather was almost court martialed in Great Britain during WWII for shouting for joy when he heard FDR's death announced. "The son of a bitch is dead! The war will be over in six months!" And it was.

Posted by: Jmel at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (OeWgo)

20 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

A glass raised, for those who never came home.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (0QYMt)

21 Head bowed and hand over heart. Thanking and remembering those that gave all.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 06:57 PM (und0g)

22 PDT shook the hand of all 1100 Academy officers.



Thank you Mr. President.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (JFO2v)

Class shows by action.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:57 PM (0QYMt)

23 2 Los Testiculos Grandes.
Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:50 PM (LAe3v)

I get that when I have Epididymitis

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 06:57 PM (JFO2v)

24
"Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (yZKWR)

25 That horsehead, eewwwchh!

Posted by: Jack Woltz, Woltz International Pictures at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (CPfoe)

26 Prayers for and thanks to your dad, navybrat.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (hMwEB)

27 Interesting photo of the WWI unit; wonder if it was veterinary medical unit? Saw some men wearing what looked like white lab coats.

And a hearty "Well done," to the modern medic.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 06:58 PM (5Yee7)

28 ]24


"Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.





Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Really? I had you pegged for a pretentious dickhead.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (LAe3v)

29 8 The war did not end in 1918.
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org
/index.php/michigan-in-ww1-places/8:polar-bear-monument.html
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (0QYMt)

Fighting that started in WWI didn't end until the Greeks & Turks made peace in 1923

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (ANIFC)

30
Probably not as many horses killed in WW2 but they were still used extensively.


The German army was still pretty much horse drawn in WWII

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (10vO4)

31 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.



Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

A glass raised, for those who never came home.


Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 06:56 PM (0QYMt)

hear, hear. and although we should think of vets and servicemen every day, Memorial Day is for those killed in war.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 06:59 PM (n13/j)

32 One tough hombre. Combat can bring out the best and worst in men.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (vV/gB)

33 6 My father's father was a machine gunner in The 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne." In 1918.

He was affected by his service.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (hyuyC)

Eisenhower ran a group of French 88s. I think they could only fire for a few rounds and had to cycle guns.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (JFO2v)

34 OT. Just got back From Independence, Missouri.

I met Jewells45, and she is as nice as she is talented. I bought a few things for my Emergence Marriage Repair Kit.

She will be open tomorrow so stop on by. She has some really beautiful jewelry.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (hyuyC)

35 God bless all who served and paid the ultimate price for our liberty.

Especially my Uncle Robert who lost his life when his ship was sunk at Guadalcanal.

Heroes all.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2018 07:01 PM (EoRCO)

36 Happy Memorial Day weekend and thanks to everyone who served our great country.

Posted by: Weasel at May 25, 2018 07:01 PM (p9m3t)

37
Grateful thanks to all of you who have served and defended this country and her citizens.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 07:01 PM (NoLse)

38 One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.
Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (LAe3v)


One positive thing that came out of it is that modern reconstructive surgery and battlefield medicine got a significant boost from WWI experience.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (y87Qq)

39 30
Probably not as many horses killed in WW2 but they were still used extensively.


The German army was still pretty much horse drawn in WWII
----------------------
Only about 10% of the German army was fully motorized. The rest used horses and carts for their daily log needs.

The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)

40 One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.
Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 06:55 PM (LAe3v)


I've read that WWI was what made facial reconstructive surgery a new branch of the medical arts. Due to the men being in trenches, their heads and faces were more vulnerable than their bodies.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (5Yee7)

41 Thank you to all who gave their last full measure defending our G-d given inalienable rights.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (jDqdz)

42 I'm too old now to find out what I would do in a real combat situation. I suppose I would not be one of the leaders. More of an analyst, really. Best I can do is pay homage to those who are more suited to the rough and tumble.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (LAe3v)

43 Thank you to all who gave their last full measure defending our G-d given inalienable rights.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (jDqdz)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (SjImc)

44 #14 pep.
Yeah. Medical care had improved so that many wounds which would have killed you in earlier wars were survivable. And they'd gotten a handle on sepsis which might kill you even if you survived the wound and the treatment.
But corrective and reconstructive surgery were not a thing.
So, instead of being a name on the wall of a little country church, your uncle was in the upstairs bedroom, unable to manage his own hygiene. Or he took so achingly long to struggle on and off the bus. Or he had the ruined side of his face toward the wall as he went down the street, crossing over when he came back.
And the French built resorts for guys who were so hideously mutilated they wouldn't come out in public. God bless the people who worked there.
And twenty years later, the bastards did it again.
People were really, really pissed.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (bcw4+)

45 9 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM (w7KSn)

Many prayers. I lost my Dad best friend when I was 36 and still hurt today.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (JFO2v)

46 Is this the line to the all-you-can-eat, a la carte buffet?

Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large at May 25, 2018 07:03 PM (J7XgW)

47
"Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.


Well, good for you!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (NoLse)

48 If the Germans had been better mechanized at the start of Barbarossa, the tactics of Kern unt Kessel would have worked better and fewer Soviet troops would have escaped to fight again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (jDqdz)

49 Thanks to my uncles Daniel and John, both killed in action in WW II.

Always remembered.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer, Tall Imperial Majesty . . . at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (fqUgw)

50 46
Is this the line to the all-you-can-eat, a la carte buffet?


Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large

Nope, it's the line to clean the heads. Grab a brush, you pussy.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (LAe3v)

51 More Jewells45 info

Even if, in the unlikely event, you have no woman to buy for, there are more activities there.

I saw some dancing couples competing in a room nearby. Guys, you should closely examine the female form in motion, and the scandalous lack of clothing under their flying multicolored fringes.

Makes a man think of his spouse. "Wink"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:05 PM (hyuyC)

52 By 1917 the British Army were employing over 530,000 horses and 230,000 mules. Large numbers of horses were killed and wounded during the war. Others became lame or sick. The British Army discovered they needed to buy about 15,000 horses a month to maintain the number they needed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (JFO2v)

53 That movie "War Horse" was one of the most moving and highly emotionally charged movies I ever saw in my life.
Highly recommended.

Thanks for the glasses raised.
If I am tough on commies, that is why.

I envy my Dad, he got paid to kill commies.
Probably would have done it for free.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (w7KSn)

54 My Dad went from Guadacanal to Bouganville to Guam to Iwo Jima where he almost died. Oddly, he loved every moment of it. The odd thing is my mothers birthday was the day he went ashore at Iwo and my birthday was the day he was shot. Weird.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (vV/gB)

55 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat
---May his memory be eternal.

RIP Lt. Bill White - KIA March 1953 Vegas Outpost Korea, E 2/7 1MARDIV

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 07:07 PM (9rIkM)

56 We had to go back to horses for some parts of Afghanistan.

Horses in war, what are they good for - Absolutely everything.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 07:07 PM (und0g)

57 To those that served, and those that gave their all so we may be free:

Hand Salute.

Two.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:07 PM (hyuyC)

58 World War I in photos:

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/04/world-war-i-in-photos-soldiers-and-civilians/507329/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (qJtVm)

59 Many young American patriots enlisted in the military service when the planes hit the towers.

Liistening to a SEmconish interview with CNN ANdrew Como, Andrew recalled he proposed to his girlfriend when the planes hit the towers because it was time to get his life in order.

Why we have Trump

Posted by: redenzo at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (14qvS)

60 My Dad went from Guadacanal to Bouganville to Guam to Iwo Jima where he almost died. Oddly, he loved every moment of it. The odd thing is my mothers birthday was the day he went ashore at Iwo and my birthday was the day he was shot. Weird.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:06 PM (vV/gB)

My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (SjImc)

61 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)


The British Army did a lot of mechanization, too. It certainly helped them get out of the trap that the Germans created for them in France 1940. The Germans were surprised by the rapidity of the British retreat and found their Bren Gun Carriers to be rather intimidating (that was before anti-tank grenades for infantry were developed).

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (5Yee7)

62 It would be an honor to buy Doc Pantoja a beer.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (zLDYs)

63 48
If the Germans had been better mechanized at the start of Barbarossa,
the tactics of Kern unt Kessel would have worked better and fewer Soviet
troops would have escaped to fight again.

Posted by: Anna Puma

Down coats might also have helped.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (LAe3v)

64 "Are those locally-sourced vegetarian burgers? I'm a vegan, you know." - SJW at a cookout.

Why, yes! Yes they are!

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:09 PM (O5Q3r)

65 Max, as always, is observing Memorial Day:

https://terminallance.com/

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:09 PM (y87Qq)

66 I knew this was a smart military blog!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2018 07:10 PM (wdmm9)

67
One of the saddest things about WWI was that the French built entire towns to house the mutilated veterans, so that they wouldn't frighten the children. Think about that.


Another sad thing is that there are parts of what were the trenches of the Western Front that are still unsafe to visit because of unexploded ordinance, including chemical weapons. Whole villages were destroyed and neither rebuilt nor repopulated. "Zones Rouge".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2018 07:10 PM (NoLse)

68 Been home before 2pm and just got control of my tablet from wife.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:11 PM (aC6Sd)

69 8 million horses. Wow. At least John Kerry's dad survived.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2018 07:11 PM (wdmm9)

70 and to think of how hard they fought to one day ensure trannies in bathrooms and muslim takeover of the west. Because that's who we are.

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (uFoR1)

71 My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy
---------------------
What division? All three of them were so badly mauled by 30 days on Iwo that it would have taken at least six months to reform them. Okinawa was just as brutal. Thank God for Truman.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (vV/gB)

72
My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (SjImc)


My dad was on a destroyer at Iwo

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (10vO4)

73 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)


My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (Tnhbr)

74 Max, as always, is observing Memorial Day:

https://terminallance.com/
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:09 PM (y87Qq)

That's great...I just shared that on FB
Thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (SjImc)

75 Yes "War Horse" is an excellent movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (jDqdz)

76 I raise my glass to each and every military member since the beginning of our country who has paid for our freedom with their life. God bless you all and keep you in his arms.

I would simply assure you that your sacrifice was not in vain, nor lost from our memory.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 25, 2018 07:13 PM (L+pr4)

77 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)



I would say the Red Army was the first fully mechanized army, ca. 1941. Thanks to America.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 07:13 PM (CPfoe)

78 My dad was on a destroyer at Iwo
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (10vO4)

Fat Man, Little Boy, and Truman saved a lot of our Dads

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:14 PM (SjImc)

79 I can't even watch old war movies any more without thinking, "what a hell of a waste of fine young German men". I have that luxury.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:14 PM (LAe3v)

80
Eisenhower ran a group of French 88s. I think they could only fire for a few rounds and had to cycle guns.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2018 07:00 PM (JFO2v)

34
OT. Just got back From Independence, Missouri.


Speaking about artillery officers.....
The quote I heard was "Get the hell back here you god-damned Irish sons-of-bitches!"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:15 PM (0QYMt)

81 The last US WWI vet died in 2011. There's about half a million WWII vets still alive. We lose about 300 a day.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:15 PM (O5Q3r)

82 My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery.
----------------------------------
One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze. Its what introduced roofs on top of armored personnel carriers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (vV/gB)

83 Been home before 2pm and just got control of my tablet from wife.
Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:11 PM (aC6Sd)

I've got an old one I could send you.

Posted by: golfman at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (If3tB)

84 Even the Red Army was still driven by animals even though the US supplied many a truck and trains.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (aC6Sd)

85 This is why we are all here. We honor the sacrifice of others so that we can continue to guard our freedom.

This is why every fucking leftist needs to

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (und0g)

86 Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)

87 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.
Is that the same as a proximity fuze?

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (LAe3v)

88 Oh God is this one so true:

https://terminallance.com/2018/05/18/terminal-lance-516-the-piggyback/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (qJtVm)

89 Revolutionary War: 6,824 KIA, 50,000 from other causes
War of 1812: 2,200 KIA, 13,000 from other cause
Mexican-American War: 1,733 KIA, 11,500 from other causes
Civil War: 655,000
Indian Wars: 1,505
Spanish-American War: 2,910
Phillippine-American War: 6,165
WW I: 53,402
WW II: 407,300
Korea: 36,574
Viet Nam: 58,315
Beirut: 260
Grenada: 19
Panama: 23
Gulf War: 248
Somalia: 18
Afghanistan War: 2,356
Iraq War: 4,491
Various other police actions: 5,608

Total: 1,319,451


†In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (C1NyB)

90 Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)

And BEFORE Okinawa

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (SjImc)

91 The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM (vV/gB)

In Italy and North Africa they did have mules for logistics because - believe it or not - there are some places a jeep cannot go. Goodness knows they tried.


(Note: The BEF in 1939-1940 was fully motorized.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (0QYMt)

92 There is a supply ship loaded with train engines at the bottom of the North Sea

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (aC6Sd)

93 86
Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma

My father was NROTC and was literally months late for the war. I suspect I might not be here if not for the A-bomb. I'm sure he would have been in the first wave.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (LAe3v)

94 Oh God is this one so true:
https://terminallance.com/2018/05/18/terminal-lance-516-the-piggyback/
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:17 PM (qJtVm)


They all are. Love that comic (and I'm not even a Marine).

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:18 PM (y87Qq)

95 so is this the thread for the weekend?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (MTjB1)

96 Cicero (@cicero)

Maybe just the attack elements. The Soviets also rode on their very numerous tanks into combat.

The Mechanized Corps and Tank Corps were motorized, but not the logistic services or the line-holding infantry. The Russians got a lot of trucks, but they were using them up fast as well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (hyuyC)

97 Salute Doc Jose Pantoja!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (3oX+R)

98 From the last thread:

>>>the Justice League of New York City,


Like, the superhero one?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 25, 2018 07:19 PM (8iiMU)

99 Even the Red Army was still driven by animals even though the US supplied many a truck and trains.

I did not know the extent of Germany's reliance on horses in World War II until I read VDH's new book.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (08G9c)

100 so is this the thread for the weekend?
Posted by: yankeefifth


Yes. We'll get a new one Tuesday morning.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (3oX+R)

101 The radar proximity fuse was one of the great secrets and game changers of WWII for anti-aircraft fire.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (jDqdz)

102 Just a simple thank you for those who gave the ultimate gift to this country

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (3Pma+)

103
Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)


The Okinawa model doubled those projections

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (10vO4)

104 Mastodon for prior thread

https://youtu.be/lAihDAJX8Ow

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (FhXTo)

105 Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (3oX+R)


Nope

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (3Pma+)

106 The Marine Corps' colors have joined the National Ensign on the front of the house for the weekend. I think of SSgt Don May 1st Tank Bn, 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms, killed in Nasiriyah, Iraq in 2003. I think of Sgt Luke Pyeatt of 2d Radio Battalion, II MEF Camp Lejeune, NC KIA near the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province Afghanistan, Feb 2011 (my battalion) and Sgt Daniel Gurr, 3rd Recon Bn, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan killed ivo Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan Aug 2011.

I am fortunate enough to toast their sacrifice, I hope they find me worthy to join them when I finally go ashore.

Also, my Dad, Commander USNR Retired, who graduated from USNA 55 years ago. I think he would have been pretty excited to see the President shake each and every graduate's hand today.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (DxWUs)

107 Yes. We'll get a new one Tuesday morning.
Posted by: rickb223 at May




well it will be epic but not respectable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (MTjB1)

108 95 so is this the thread for the weekend?

Yep, only thread until the gun thread on Sunday night, we should be able to get to 5k.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (aC6Sd)

109 Maybe just the attack elements. The Soviets also rode on their very numerous tanks into combat.


I know I rode on the backs of a few T-72's on Call of Duty WWII.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 07:21 PM (3oX+R)

110 I wonder if former president cock curious still sees fallen veterans on this holiday weekend when he beer-summits with TOTUS near his taxpayer-funded backyard grill.

Posted by: Fritz at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (J7XgW)

111 87 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.
Is that the same as a proximity fuze?
-----------------
Not sure what a proximity fuze is. A Variable Time Fuze can be set to explode over a target rather than explode on contact. This allows the shrapnel to rain down on troops in foxholes/trenches/trucks/halftracks and deliver higher casualties than impact rounds. The Germans, Italians and Japanese did not have them. It was a US invention.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (vV/gB)

112 Happy Memorial Day weekend my friends and thank you for the sacrifices your soldiers made for all of us.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (eAMlh)

113 My mom's dad died in ww2 pacific, mine sweep detail gone bad. I wish i had more info.

My father did a tour in korea before i was even a thought, the married and i saw him go to vietnam twice.

He never wanted to talk about those tours till near his end.

Most telling is he said by all that makes sense he should have been dead four times before.

A guardian angel he believed

Posted by: Loneranger at May 25, 2018 07:23 PM (n8kwn)

114 @73
My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery.
---------------------

More than he might have realized. It was American trucks that allowed the Red Army to maintain the pace it needed to destroy Army Group Center during Operation Bagration during the Summer of 1944. The disaster of the simultaneous collapses of both the East and West fronts meant that Germany was out of the war less than twelve months later.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 07:23 PM (zOFlX)

115 Military service runs in my family but we've been fortunate that they all survived combat.

Great Great Grandfather: American Civil War - wounded
Great Uncle: Iwo Jima - wounded
The Old Man: Vietnam - wounded

I also have vague memories of an "Uncle" that was aPolish Army officer in WWII, but I think he and one of my Great Aunts lived in sin - based on recalling whispered comments made when the adults didn't think I was listening. He saw combat, too, and didn't like Germans or Russians.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (5Yee7)

116 112
Happy Memorial Day weekend my friends and thank you for the sacrifices your soldiers made for all of us.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (eAMlh)

Ditto to my northern peers of the Canadian Forces, I wore my Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry shirt to hockey last week. As the Memorial Cup tournament was getting started. Good muldoons up there in Regina.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (DxWUs)

117 Please note the numbers above have not been adjusted for Iraq, Afganistan, and various police actions in a couple years. I'll see to that this weekend.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (C1NyB)

118 Supposed to be a crappy weather weekend, it rained last year canceled the parade.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (aC6Sd)

119 Not sure what a proximity fuze is.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:22 PM (vV/gB)


Radar proximity fuze, used in anti-aircraft shells as mentioned by Anna Puma. What the VT fuze and TOT fires did for artillery, proximity fuzes did for AA.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (y87Qq)

120 My Dad was on Iwo Jima also and the only reason I think I am here today is because of Fat Man and Little Boy

---

even a very liberal girl I dated admitted that her gramps wouldn't be here if it wasn't for nukes, and that was ok regardless of whatever other lib harridans would say

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 07:25 PM (uFoR1)

121
My old boss used to say that the U.S. Army's greatest strengths in WWII were trucks and artillery. ---------------------

Captured German soldiers marvaled at how many trucks the U.S, Army had

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:25 PM (10vO4)

122 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.
Is that the same as a proximity fuze?

Let's not forget the LCVPs or better known as the Higgins landing crafts. Island Hopping, Sicily, Anzio, and Normandy does not happen without them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:25 PM (SjImc)

123 God bless all those who served.
Still considering joining a reserve unit once I get under 220. 40lbs to go.

Posted by: thathalfrican - OG LoG - Broke Minds Think Alike at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (IYHxL)

124 God bless all the men and women who have served and are serving our nation.

And all the horses and dogs too.

Thank You

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (lDIk/)

125 Possibly the most tone deaf Memorial Day sale ad of all time.

https://bit.ly/2J7013K

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (+y/Ru)

126 Thanks to all who served.

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (FhXTo)

127
Invasion of Japan - one million Allied dead, injured, or missing. That was the estimate before Iwo Jima.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 25, 2018 07:16 PM (jDqdz)



And BEFORE Okinawa
My father was a Marine on Okinawa. BAR man. Didn't get a scratch. Figured he used up all his luck and would get killed for sure in Japan. They did the old "look to your right and left. One of you is gonna probably be dead". Also told them to be prepared to kill EVERYTHING. Men, women, kids, old people. He was 17 years old. But he didn't have to go and from then on his favorite president was Harry Truman.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:26 PM (O5Q3r)

128 111
87 One other big winner was the Variable Time fuze.

Is that the same as a proximity fuze?

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Not sure what a proximity fuze is.


Radar-fuzed shell that exploded when in proximity to a target. IIRC, the Japs began to suspect something when we started knocking their planes out in great numbers. Numbers that could not be explained by marksmanship.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:27 PM (LAe3v)

129 Somehow my family fell between the wars, only my uncle was in Vietnam. A holiday last year he found some pictures and showed them around.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:27 PM (aC6Sd)

130 He saw combat, too, and didn't like Germans or Russians.
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Did he get to Britain? If not, he had a very short war.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:28 PM (vV/gB)

131 Thank you, Ace for being more entertaining than anything out of Hollywood, and more informative than the mainstream media.

God bless all those who lost their lives defending our country.

Posted by: Chase at May 25, 2018 07:28 PM (RbV5J)

132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.

Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)

133 My neighbor's dad was KIA in VietNam.
He and I are the only 2 registered (R) for blocks and blocks.
We will drink some beers on Monday.
Both our Dads are buried at the Presidio.
Here's to all the fallen, may their memories grace us all forever.
See you all on the gun thread. Or the pet thread, whichever comes first.

Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (w7KSn)

134 Afaik all my parents and grandparents were civilians.
I am truly grateful for those who serve to keep us safe.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 07:30 PM (hMwEB)

135

There are thanks to be given as well to the logisticians. Getting the right stuff to the right places in sufficient amount and when needed is an art the US practically invented.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 07:31 PM (pawu0)

136 Nacly, are you having an emergency, or is this just good prior planning?

Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2018 07:31 PM (zkOmb)

137 The only direct family member I know of who served during WWI was my grandmother who was an army nurse at Ft. Oglethorpe. Many soldiers battled the influenza outbreak.

Posted by: Guam tipper at May 25, 2018 07:32 PM (/DvFd)

138 There are thanks to be given as well to the logisticians. Getting the
right stuff to the right places in sufficient amount and when needed is
an art the US practically invented.

It ain't sexy, but you are absolutely correct.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:32 PM (LAe3v)

139 99
Even the Red Army was still driven by animals even though the US supplied many a truck and trains.



I did not know the extent of Germany's reliance on horses in World War II until I read VDH's new book.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (08G9c)

Eastern Europe - Soviet Union had poor, poor, poor, roads. Everything was by rail and then outwards and a lot was by horse and mule because in spring - early fall they could graze their own fuel.
IIRC the movie the longest day begins with a German soldier riding a mule into town with the milk pails.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:32 PM (0QYMt)

140 117 Please note the numbers above have not been adjusted for Iraq, Afganistan, and various police actions in a couple years. I'll see to that this weekend.
Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 07:24 PM (C1NyB)

Does that number include small wars like The Barbary Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, the 1871 Korean invasion, etc?

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 07:33 PM (ANIFC)

141 Did he get to Britain? If not, he had a very short war.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:28 PM (vV/gB)


Yes, he made it Britain. He was a prisoner on a Russian train (probably bound for the Katydyn Forest) and was able to jump off and escape. Fought from 1939 to 1945.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:33 PM (5Yee7)

142 Yes, he made it Britain. He was a prisoner on a Russian train (probably bound for the Katydyn Forest) and was able to jump off and escape. Fought from 1939 to 1945.
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Damn. Your Uncle was a very lucky and intrepid man. You should be proud.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:34 PM (vV/gB)

143 My daughter took a college course in WWII history as an elective. The prof started on the first day by telling all the assembled frat boys that while they thought of WWII as the "cool war", it was nothing of the sort. Best thing I've heard about a professor in a while.

Posted by: pep at May 25, 2018 07:35 PM (LAe3v)

144 My FIL was a D-Day veteran, landed in the morning on Omaha beach.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:35 PM (aC6Sd)

145 RI Red

I like to have a strategic stockpile of spouse pleasing items in my Emergency Marriage Repair Kit.

Alas, I need to bail myself out of a jam too often for the pile to get to a size I feel is safe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:35 PM (hyuyC)

146 My Dad proudly served in WWII though he didn't see any action, his brother was shot down and killed over Holland and is buried in the military cemetery there. The Dutch people do a magnificent job of maintaining the cemetery and honoring our Vets there on Memorial Day.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (nWc4E)

147 Knew a kid who's dad died of a heart attack during Berlin Airlift. Made him not eligible for draft during Viet Nam war.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (zDOlG)

148 That was Goldfinger, on that horse.

Posted by: The Germans at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (PLoJn)

149 It would be an honor to buy Doc Pantoja a beer.
Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:08 PM (zLDYs)


Hopefully, Doc Pantoja will never buy another beer for the rest of his life!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (n9EOP)

150 The Dutch people do a magnificent job of maintaining the cemetery and honoring our Vets there on Memorial Day.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 25, 2018 07:36 PM (nWc4E)

I have heard that they do. Good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (SjImc)

151 Flawless Male Logic @ 121- heh.One of Gen. Stonewall Jackson's 'foot' calvary said something similar when captured by the yankees. While passing their rear marshalling area while on his way to prison, he remarked 'Why you'uns have almost as many of these U.S. cannons as General Jackson does.' General Jackson called the various and sundry yankee commanders he faced 'the best quartermasters the Confederates have.'

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (zLDYs)

152 A Variable Time Fuze can be set to explode over a target rather than
explode on contact. This allows the shrapnel to rain down on troops in
foxholes/trenches/trucks/halftracks and deliver higher casualties than
impact rounds. The Germans, Italians and Japanese did not have them. It
was a US invention.
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cough, cough
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kwubs2

Posted by: zombie henry shrapnel at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (Evws/)

153 My father had a document signed by FDR which kept him out of WW2 draft due to his radio/transcription/broadcast engineer work.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:38 PM (zDOlG)

154 137 The only direct family member I know of who served during WWI was my grandmother who was an army nurse at Ft. Oglethorpe. Many soldiers battled the influenza outbreak.
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I interviewed an American nurse from WWI as a history project in college. She was stationed in Le Harve, France. Her most vivid tales were about the Spanish Flu. It killed more people than the war itself. The odd thing is targeted healthy young people who worked outside. It is the number one example behind the idea of spermotogenesis.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:39 PM (vV/gB)

155 My grand pappy was in the Navy. My uncle was in the Navy. My other uncle was in the Army. My auntie was in the Air Force.
God bless 'em

Posted by: thathalfrican - OG LoG - Broke Minds Think Alike at May 25, 2018 07:39 PM (IYHxL)

156 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (vV/gB)

The SO's dad was on Iwo, survived, I don't remember the unit. We have his Iwo invasion map, and a notebook he wrote in pencil in the trenches. He earned the name 'K-Bar Patrick' because he knifed a sniper with his K-Bar. He said it was hard to walk on Iwo without stepping on a body, and he remembered the brightness of the artillery overhead as the Navy was shelling. He lost a lot of friends, survived, went to Korea and earned a Bronze Star w/ V there, had two Purple Hearts. We bought him a new Marine dress blue uniform to bury him in, along with all his medals gleaned from his DD-214. Only had a short time knowing him, but he was an exceptional man.
Bless our military, all who serve.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (Gim9y)

157 A Variable Time Fuze can be set to explode over a target rather than

explode on contact. This allows the shrapnel to rain down on troops in

foxholes/trenches/trucks/halftracks and deliver higher casualties than

impact rounds. The Germans, Italians and Japanese did not have them. It

was a US invention.
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cough, cough
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kwubs2


Posted by: zombie henry shrapnel at May 25, 2018 07:37 PM (Evws/)

They had that in the Civil War. The technology was not always precise but they had it. Pretty much all exploding ordinance was air burst.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (n13/j)

158 Signed up for the Draft on 18th birthday ( lady at Post Office said to me "but all the other kids aren't signing up!"), didn't burn my draft card, but never jined up in the services.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (zDOlG)

159 132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.
Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)
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Like Ed Wood!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (qJtVm)

160 to everyone who ever had to actually cover the check they made out to the American people "payable up to and including my life".

/Hand Salute

may we ever be worthy of that devotion.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (kb/by)

161 Damn. Your Uncle was a very lucky and intrepid man. You should be proud.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:34 PM (vV/gB)


I am but I only some vague childhood memories of him.
Like I said, I'm pretty sure he and Aunt Casimira were making the beast with two backs without bothering to get married.

Polish troops fought as organized Polish units in EVERY front in the European Theater of Operations. The 1939 Polish Army gets a bad rap, but they actually fought hard and did better than the French Army that had more men and better equipment.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (5Yee7)

162 Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Outlet

Playing Panzerblitz without the cream units like GD or W, will show how horses and wagons are very important. They were the mobile reserve for many an infantry division.

It was deliberate German policy to extend scare petrochemicals.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (hyuyC)

163 WW2 VT technology was actually a miniature radar unit in the nose, which is different from mechanical time fuses...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 25, 2018 07:41 PM (kb/by)

164 To all who served and gave that last full measure of devotion, we thank you.




Crossing the Bar


Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Tennyson

Posted by: WonkishRogue Tarrasque Enthusiast at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (O9JR8)

165 159
132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.

Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)

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Like Ed Wood!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:40 PM (qJtVm)

** Isn't that where the shuttle used to land in Commiefornia?
At Ed Wood's Air Force base? **

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (zDOlG)

166 Are the Antifa scum planning to disrupt anything on Memorial Day weekend

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (eAMlh)

167 I saw things at Bastogne that haunt me to this day.

Posted by: Brian Williams at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (5R5/9)

168 The only direct family member I know of who served during WWI was my
grandmother who was an army nurse at Ft. Oglethorpe. Many soldiers
battled the influenza outbreak.


My grandfather's older brother died in an army camp in France from the Spanish Flu. A lot of guys did.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:42 PM (O5Q3r)

169 All,
Every year at 1800 on Memorial Day Pacific Coast time, that is 6 PM for you Marines, I hold a toast to those who gave the last full measure.
I invite you to join me.
My network of friends and fellow vets is worldwide and includes multiple Allied nations. Join us as you can.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (C8I+y)

170 The vastness of the playing field and the lack of much transport infrastructure (roads, especially all-weather roads) in the USSR was one of the things that swallowed up the Germans, and probably meant they never had much chance of success. Plowing through an account of April-August '42 right now. An inept Red Army still getting pushed around near Voronezh, start of the big German push that ended at Stalingrad - but rain would stop the Wehrmacht cold.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (QDnY+)

171 Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 25, 2018 07:20 PM (10vO4)

I have heard that they not minted a single Purple Heart since they prepared for the invasion of the Japan. They're still issuing medals from that stock.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (n9EOP)

172 163. Yoyre thinking proximity fuses, used on antiaircraft (AAA) shells. Some worked optically, others by a sorta RF system.
Airburst shells for ground used VT fuses, mechanical ones at that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 07:44 PM (fA1SL)

173 6 My father's father was a machine gunner in The 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne." In 1918.

He was affected by his service.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 06:52 PM (hyuyC)

My father's father was at Belleau Wood, among other places, and was highly decorated for going into no man's land and pulling wounded fellows back to the trenches. This after chasing Pancho Villa with Gen. Pershing in Mexico.

You would never know it. He never said boo about it.

He was an artist, a farmer, and tinkered at building things, like the gopher house, which is so called because that's the only thing that ever actually lived there. He didn't finish paintings, he never finished buildings, and he drank. So, I suspect he was also quite changed by the experience.

I found his military service records, at least those for stateside service, and he got dinged for drinking on duty more than once. I suspect he was bored. His mother was a notorious teetotaler and did not approve.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 07:45 PM (NXsWM)

174 89 Eustace, add one more for Somalia. MSG "Super Jew" Friedman, Delta sniper extraordinaire, was the first American KIA, but he was listed as a Department of Agriculture contractor, IIRC.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 07:46 PM (Ms9Gm)

175 169
All,

Every year at 1800 on Memorial Day Pacific Coast time, that is 6 PM
for you Marines, I hold a toast to those who gave the last full measure.


I invite you to join me.

My network of friends and fellow vets is worldwide and includes multiple Allied nations. Join us as you can.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:43 PM (C8I+y)

Damn don't tease me, just tell me what Mickey's arms look like, I will hoist a cold one.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 07:46 PM (DxWUs)

176 PDT shaking naval grads' hands...
https://twitter.com/RealJack/status/1000131021327790080

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (Evws/)

177 Buckeye Cop, I think the Polish role in WWII is one of the least known bits of it. From the Polish squadrons of the RAF (among the key ones during the Battle of Britain) to the ground units that fought alongside the Americans and Brits and Canadians et al.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

178 177. Heh. SMR siegt an allen fronten.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 07:48 PM (fA1SL)

179 Roaring Mouse.
Go digital. When you see a 6 followed by two zeros, hoist your glass.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (C8I+y)

180 177 Buckeye Cop, I think the Polish role in WWII is one of the least known bits of it. From the Polish squadrons of the RAF (among the key ones during the Battle of Britain) to the ground units that fought alongside the Americans and Brits and Canadians et al.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

I think there was a new book published this year about the free Polish Army, I'll have to look into that

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (ANIFC)

181 Gene Hackman did a Hell of a job leading the Polish Brigade during Market-Garden.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 25, 2018 07:50 PM (5R5/9)

182 https://terminallance.com/2013/05/28/terminal-lance-unexpected-guest-ii-memorial-day/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (qJtVm)

183 I have heard that they not minted a single Purple Heart since they prepared for the invasion of the Japan. They're still issuing medals from that stock.

I issued myself three of them in Vietnam.

Posted by: John Kerry at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (nWc4E)

184
Go digital. When you see a 6 followed by two zeros, hoist your glass.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (C8I+y)


Or two zeros followed by a 9, in case it's on upside down.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (P+tjv)

185 My dad was an Army Air Corp weatherman. Flew into mainland China over the Hump and was sitting there waiting for the Invasion of Japan. Spoke highly of Truman.
Their daily concerns were different. Chiang Kai Shek and Mao were duking it out close by.

Posted by: RI Red at May 25, 2018 07:51 PM (zkOmb)

186 I'm watching Ken Burns' Vietnam. It is, of course, a liberal take on the war but nobody comes off looking good. JFK blundered his way into the war with no clear plan, never wanted to escalate but always escalated, vacillated on what to do at least in part because he didn't want to, or couldn't, explain his actions to the voters. LBJ inherited a war he didn't know what to do with, feared he was incompetent in foreign policy and proved it true, wanted to ignore the war and get on with the Great Society. Ho Chi Minh didn't want to escalate the war but the more extreme commies supported by the ChiComs forced him into a mere figurehead position. South Vietnamese President Diem was corrupt and incompetent so JFK allowed a coup which resulted in the removal of a stable, corrupt government for a series of unstable, corrupt governments.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (+y/Ru)

187 Hrothgar, at least up til 5 or years ago, that was correct - we were still using Purple Hearts struck for Operations Olympic and Coronet (Japan), but obviously/thankfully never issued for those. Researched it before using that factoid on a college class. I found a way to extract a lot from that bit of trivia, about WWII, the changing nature of warfare, and the very different experience of the Cold War, that even a few of the students seemed to grasp.


Not sure about now, but back then it was still 100,000+ medals in stock, so I'm pretty sure it's still correct - 70 years later we are still using the Purple Hearts made in anticipation of just two (massive) operations.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (QDnY+)

188 156 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:12 PM (vV/gB)

The SO's dad was on Iwo, survived, I don't remember the unit. We have his Iwo invasion map, and a notebook he wrote in pencil in the trenches. He earned the name 'K-Bar Patrick' because he knifed a sniper with his K-Bar. He said it was hard to walk on Iwo without stepping on a body, and he remembered the brightness of the artillery overhead as the Navy was shelling. He lost a lot of friends, survived, went to Korea and earned a Bronze Star w/ V there, had two Purple Hearts. We bought him a new Marine dress blue uniform to bury him in, along with all his medals gleaned from his DD-214. Only had a short time knowing him, but he was an exceptional man.
Bless our military, all who serve.
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I've been to Iwo as a Marine. It is a moonscape with zero places to hide. When I told my dad we were doing an op on Iwo on my first float he wrote me a letter to tell me what it was like. My dad came ashore on D+3 as the floating reserve. He commanded A Co, 21st Marines. These were rifle companies in excess of 200 Marines. After two days on the line his company returned to the beach to receive replacements. The replacements were raw Marines straight from boot camp with no combat training. The company replaced roughly 50% of their strength that day. The replacements were given M1s packed in cosmoline and had to clean them before returning to the line. This pattern repeated many times over 30 days. When my dad was getting near the end I could tell he was trying to remember all those nameless faces that had cycled through his company. He wanted to get copies of his daily reports to review. On D+33, the last day of the battle, my dad got shot through the lung when a young Marine froze at the sight of Jap in the open. My dad was evacuated to an airfield and then to a hospital ship. He was placed on top of some filing cabinets and forgotten due the numbers of wounded being processed. A day later a nurse noticed he was an officer and they got him to surgery. He thought he was going to die since one of his good friends died by drowning in his blood due to a lung wound. It is really hard to understand how many went down on Iwo, and doubly hard to understand that that many could have been on such a tiny island at one time. It was a slaughter house.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (vV/gB)

189 I'm reading E.B. Sledge's "With the Old Breed," his Marine memoir of Okinawa and Peleliu. I would not have lasted 5 minutes in those experiences. I would have melted down on the bus trip to boot camp. Far far better men than me.

Posted by: gp at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (mk9aG)

190 Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

The Free Poles were everywhere in the European theater, from France, North Africa, Italy, and back to North Western Europe. All of the guts, and neither the Nazis or the Commies could stomp that out.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (0QYMt)

191 Buckeye Cop, I think the Polish role in WWII is one of the least known bits of it. From the Polish squadrons of the RAF (among the key ones during the Battle of Britain) to the ground units that fought alongside the Americans and Brits and Canadians et al.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)


The contributions of the Poles to the Allied war effort is often ignored. I think part of that was that immediately after WWII ended, the British and American governments wanted to keep Stalin happy and he was busy installing a Communist puppet government in Poland, so they pushed those guys to the side. Interesting enough, Poland kept a government-in-exile until the Communist government fell.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (5Yee7)

192 F-i-L was in the Pacific in WW II. He was part of the invasion force assembled to take Japan (he and his arty unit was in the Philippines prior to that). If Truman hadn't dropped the bombs my lovely bride (SFC, USA Ret) likely wouldn't be here beside me.

On the other side, my step-mother's father was in Europe. Landed in Normandy with his armor unit just after D-Day. Went through the hedgerows and into Germany. He showed me his pictures he took over there the summer one of my younger brothers and I painted his house for him. Anyone that says the Holocaust didn't happen can fcvk right off and keep fcvking off until they die. Those pictures were horrific.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at May 25, 2018 07:54 PM (l7Kbv)

193
Pop was an ordnanceman in the Navy carrier groups during Vietnam. Did at least 4 tours off of VN, including one on Oriskany during the big fire in '66. I never could get much out of him on the subject, I had to figure that out by looking at his cruise books long after the fact.

Pop and I were never close, but I'm proud to call him my Father.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 25, 2018 07:54 PM (eXA4G)

194 Corporal Joseph Anzack, May 12 2007, Al Taqa, Iraq

Rest In Peace Brother. Never forgotten. Ever.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 07:54 PM (SeyTv)

195
"Dropping the bombs was a war crime! The Japanese were pleading to surrender!" - Leftist idiots

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (P+tjv)

196 I think there was a new book published this year about the free Polish Army, I'll have to look into that
Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 07:49 PM (ANIFC)


Give a report on the Book Thread, sounds like something I would be interested in.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (5Yee7)

197 Today I'm thinking about #OutlawPlatoon's
medic, Doc Jose Pantoja. He took a bullet to the face stayed in
the fight. Cared for 15 wounded, saved 3 lives w/o treating
himself.
3 weeks later he became a US citizen

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That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)

198 Hrothgar, I heard the same about the Purple Hearts preared for the home island invasion. Thank GOD we did not have to invade Japan. Old Pappy Eromero would not have made that invasion as he was still in the hospital at the time from wounds inflicted at St. Lo. Though he did make it through D-Day without a wound, something only 2 others in his landing craft could claim.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (zLDYs)

199 Anonosaurus, doubt I have to ask whether Burns' treatment included the full actual history of the ending - the North being one defeat away from being cut off by Moscow and Beijing, and that defeat likely would have been the '75 offensive (like the '73 offensive), if not for US disengagement - things we know from Giap's accounts and Soviet archives.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 07:56 PM (QDnY+)

200 I learned a little bit about the Pacific Theater during my tour of Corregidor in February.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:56 PM (eAMlh)

201 197. Not really. Buddy of mine from uni, his father was in a similar spot. He volunteered for the US military during the VN war as a way of expediting his application for citizenship. His service in the Indian Army paid off bigly.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 25, 2018 07:57 PM (fA1SL)

202 I didn't read due to nausea, but I read a tweet saying Publix has given in to Camera Hogg.
Time to let them know the woke will make them broke from backlash.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 25, 2018 07:57 PM (Evws/)

203 As an Army veteran,I just need to say that on this weekend honor the best of the best of this country. I have military relatives still alive from WW2 through the present, and they wish that people knew what this holiday is about. If they do, then party on dude, the honored would probably want that for everyone anyway.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (6Ll1u)

204 My husband's grandfather was at Iwo Jima, among other places. I find it remarkable that, had circumstances been slightly different, neither one of us would have been born, at all.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (NXsWM)

205 Interesting thing about Poland. Outside Warsaw, which was so destroyed land records were no use, the Communists never collectivized private property. Presumably they feared their citizens.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (Ms9Gm)

206 Watched a little of Ken 'The Leftist' Burns Vietnam but the battering of every good American seems to die and every Leftist loser gets to come home got tiring.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 07:58 PM (aC6Sd)

207 Hadrian,
If it is a 9 followed by the zeros he has already fallen from the bar stool. Not unusual for Marines. Someone just needs to prop him up.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 07:59 PM (C8I+y)

208 I met a Filipino man, now living in Texas, who had one brother in Bataan and another who spent the entire war fighting as a guerilla on Corregidor. Both survived.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 25, 2018 07:59 PM (eAMlh)

209 That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)


Nah. I can't think of a more affirmative expression of someone's commitment to citizenship. It's a fairly common way of expediting an application.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:00 PM (y87Qq)

210 My grandpa worked for Boeing during WWII (Army Air Corps Reservist), built B-29s, including the Enola Gay. he joined the Navy when Korea blew up, and his ship was torpedoed, which is where he lost 90% of his hearing and had equilibrium issues for the rest of his life. But he went back to Boeing, then worked for NASA on the Apollo missions.

I learned most of this just before he passed away. With me he mostly talked about happy family stories and mundane stuff. I think he simply thought he was just doing his job.

He loved Loony Tunes cartoons.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (Mkuv2)

211 197 Today I'm thinking about #OutlawPlatoon's
medic, Doc Jose Pantoja. He took a bullet to the face stayed in
the fight. Cared for 15 wounded, saved 3 lives w/o treating
himself.
3 weeks later he became a US citizen

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That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)

Consider that we are not entirely anti-immigrant. These are the sort that we like to have stay, as opposed to those who want the benes but don't bother to integrate.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (NXsWM)

212 It's a fairly common way of expediting an application.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:00 PM (y87Qq)


Enlisting, that is, not getting shot in the face.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (y87Qq)

213 198 Hrothgar, I heard the same about the Purple Hearts preared for the home island invasion. Thank GOD we did not have to invade Japan.
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Interestingly, we are still issuing those purple hearts. They did indeed produce a ton of them for Japan.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (vV/gB)

214 Nah. I can't think of a more affirmative expression of someone's commitment to citizenship. It's a fairly common way of expediting an application.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:00 PM (y87Qq)

I can't think of a better recommendation for a future fellow citizen!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (n9EOP)

215 I'm a little late to the party, but I have a comment about federal judge Naomi Buchwald's ruling a couple of days ago that twitter is a public space, and therefore Trump is prohibited from blocking anyone.

Trump should direct FCC chair Ajit Pai to impose net neutrality rules on twitter immediately.

And while he's at it, he should impose those same rules on facebook and google for the same reason.

Posted by: sparks at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (aWD5H)

216 My grandparents served overseas in the Canadian Army in WWI. My paternal grandfather fought as a sergeant at the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Passchendale.

My father was a sergeant air gunner (mid upper) in WWII in RCAF bomber command in England. I retired as an officer in the Canadian Forces without hearing a shot fired in anger (so it goes).

I have always respected the US Forces with whom I met during my service. They were true professionals. I salute them - both veterans and serving. Bravo zulu!

John the Mad CD Major (Ret'd)

Posted by: John the MAd at May 25, 2018 08:03 PM (//fnt)

217 The Marcus T family is planted in Europe, etched on the Wall and buried in a few places. We've got down the whole fighting and dying thing. Just hoping for less of the latter in the future.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2018 08:03 PM (SeyTv)

218 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:52 PM (vV/gB)

United States Army
Assault Forces
471st Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 5th Marine Division)
473rd Amphibian Truck Company (attached to VAC), Captain Robert P. Schwabl
476th Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 4th Marine Division), Captain Nevergiveup's Dad

My Dad went in with the 4Th Marine Recon Unit on the first wave. His Unit was charged with bringing in all the Artillery. It was an Old Black Unit. I meet a few of them.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:03 PM (SjImc)

219 Puddin Head, I have several Iwo-related stories from talking with vets but don't want to clog up the thread too much.


Just one. Last summer at a place I volunteer an old guy of the correct vintage comes in, wearing a big red "5th Marine Division" hat. So I ask. Yep - he was a Lt. at Iwo. He (like the late father of a friend of mine) emerged from Iwo without a scratch - pretty amazing, considering the casualty rate, and that for officers (and my friend's father - a corpsman! - was even more of a miracle). He described the enormous losses, how he barely knew anyone in his unit by the time it was over. And never seeing action again - the 5th was sent to Parker Ranch/Camp Tarawa on the Big Island to rebuild itself.


He drove himself. Said he lived alone. Moved fine, sharp as a tack. He was hoping to make what he said was going to be the 5th's last re-union, at Parker Ranch in HI, last October.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:04 PM (QDnY+)

220 My grandfather served as a Raidioman on a destroyer in the pacific in WWII, My Dad and three uncles served as marines in Vietnam, I served in the Navy during the first Gulf war (Data systems technician) as did two of my brothers (Data processor and a Fire control tech). For all of that time served nobody was ever injured due to enemy action. We were all fortunate. Some of us made our way into theater and some did not.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:04 PM (0OmEj)

221 That's badass, and I also can't help but suspect that I'm being manipulated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)

Means he is here legally. I don't have a problem with legal immigration, and he EARNED his place at our table.

It is when they conflate legal and illegal that pisses me off.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at May 25, 2018 08:05 PM (l7Kbv)

222 Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:02 PM (vV/gB)

I thought I had heard they struck a million medals for the Japan operations, but that doesn't square with rhomboid's number of 100,000 remaining. Thank God we still have a lot left, the alternative is almost unthinkable!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:05 PM (n9EOP)

223 Consider that we are not entirely anti-immigrant.
These are the sort that we like to have stay, as opposed to those who
want the benes but don't bother to integrate.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (NXsWM)


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I don't disagree, and have no problem with him becoming a citizen.

Mentioning it in this atmosphere is suspect, though.

Maybe I should just blame (D)s for shaping the battlefield and making thoughtful, compassionate people immediately suspicious of any mention of this sort of thing, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 08:05 PM (VgKNm)

224 I may have told this story before, but the Old Man was a career Navy officer and he was in a CB unit attached to the Third Marine Amphibious Force in Vietnam. Well, apparently the Marines had a Thompson SMG and the Old Man had a truck-load of corrugated steel. A trade was made and the Old Man carried a Tommy Gun in Vietnam in 1969 and we've got the photographs of him in the Huey to prove it. He made it back but did get pretty badly wounded in a rocket attack.

The Old Man almost never talks about his experiences there other than to say he never commanded a group of young men that worked so hard without complaint. He did mention once that he was firing his Tommy Gun from the Huey at a VC machine gun.

I forgot to mention that one of Mrs. Cop's uncles was a career Army officer and was in the Rangers in Vietnam. She has told me that she asked him once when she was a child if he had ever killed anybody. He said, "Yes" and said he didn't want to talk about it.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (5Yee7)

225 FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia's Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby's annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday.




Deep State is going all in on this and the MFM is going to cover for them the whole way

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (SiINZ)

226 While I have a few family members who served, I don't know of any who were killed in combat. I raise my glass in gratitude for those who did.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

227
Consider that we are not entirely anti-immigrant. These are the sort that we like to have stay, as opposed to those who want the benes but don't bother to integrate.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 25, 2018 08:01 PM (NXsWM)


We aren't anti-immigrant at all. We object to immigrants coming here in violation of our quite liberal laws.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:07 PM (2y7jb)

228 My dad was in Germany at the end of WWII and he told the story of when his platoon leader, Lt. Armour (of the hot dog family) got his orders for 30 days leave and to report for duty in the Pacific. He said the LT just sat there and cried, that he had won one war and now they were sending him to die in another. My dad said he felt bad for him, but he was sure glad he was a PFC and not important enough to be shipped out as a replacement. When I hear stories thanking God for the atomic bomb, I hope LT Armour made it OK.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 08:07 PM (Ms9Gm)

229 "Storming Paradise" is a great look at a "what-if?" scenario of invading Japan. It's a graphic novel by Chuck Dixon

Posted by: josephistan at May 25, 2018 08:08 PM (ANIFC)

230 Re: Poles in WWII. See the movie "Katyn." You have to see it once, but you'll never watch it again, it is so very horrifying. Probably not one in 100 Americans know the story.

Posted by: gp at May 25, 2018 08:08 PM (mk9aG)

231 220 My grandfather served as a Raidioman on a destroyer in the pacific in WWII, My Dad and three uncles served as marines in Vietnam, I served in the Navy during the first Gulf war (Data systems technician) as did two of my brothers (Data processor and a Fire control tech). For all of that time served nobody was ever injured due to enemy action. We were all fortunate. Some of us made our way into theater and some did not.
Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:04 PM (0OmEj)

My Dad's father served in Europe in WWII as a tank driver- volunteer for the duration. He was shot through the arm while raising the hatch one day and was evacuated. He was lucky as the tank was knocked out the next day.

My grandfather on my Mom's side served in the Pacific- career military (joined in '37 to get in the cavalry. Still had his boots when he passed away in his army chest.) Switched over to artillery when the war broke out. Served in WWII and Korea. Retired a Major.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:10 PM (vpyVq)

232

Winners Bitch competition is going on now. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:10 PM (4PQQH)

233 Hrothgar I think the number was 500,000, not 1M, which sort of makes the 100K remaining this decade sound more logical.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:11 PM (QDnY+)

234 ot

troll stomping opportunity here: http://www.thedrive.com

fourth story from top.

get your frustration out before the weekend starts in earnest.

sort by newest tab in upper left corner.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 08:11 PM (MTjB1)

235 Probably not one in 100 Americans know the story.
Posted by: gp at May 25, 2018 08:08 PM (mk9aG)


I was about to express doubt about that estimate, but people who DO know about it probably have a heavy self-selection bias so... yeah, that might even be an optimistic number.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:11 PM (y87Qq)

236 225 FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia's Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby's annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday.




Deep State is going all in on this and the MFM is going to cover for them the whole way
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (SiINZ)


So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

237 Deep State is going all in on this and the MFM is going to cover for them the whole way
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:06 PM (SiINZ)


I believe it was Senator Comrade Schumer that said the Deep IC has at least six ways to get even with you if you cross them!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (n9EOP)

238 My grandmother brother is buried in France, from WEI, my father and his four brothers were in WWII, scattered all over Europe. My father was the last to die, he passed away in August of last year. I know we will never see men like that again.

Posted by: Abby at May 25, 2018 08:13 PM (7vXN4)

239 My Dad went in with the 4Th Marine Recon Unit on the first wave. His Unit was charged with bringing in all the Artillery. It was an Old Black Unit. I meet a few of them.
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It must have been hairy. Looking down on invasion beach from the base of Suribachi it was only 3,500 meters wide. The guns in Suribachi were surveyed in on every inch of that beach. To make things worse is the incline of the beach is very steep making landing in the surf a difficult operation. Many boats and tracks were breached trying to get ashore. BTW, there is absolutely no place to hide and find cover. All vegetation had been blown away by the Air Force and Naval artillery. It took big assed balls to keep you head about you while being sniped by artillery.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:14 PM (vV/gB)

240 230 sounds worth seeing.

How many Americans know the story of the American Revolution? How many could name three battles from that war or could name how long the war lasted within a year or two? And I mean without their "smart" phones. btw, now I get why they are called smart phones.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:14 PM (n13/j)

241 "So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?
Posted by: rickl "


Yeah, expect to hear exactly that on the Sunday shows.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2018 08:15 PM (xJrIn)

242 So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)


It is mind-boggling. I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (5Yee7)

243 Winners Bitch competition is going on now. Fingers crossed.
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O_o

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (qJtVm)

244 t must have been hairy. Looking down on invasion beach from the base of Suribachi it was only 3,500 meters wide. The guns in Suribachi were surveyed in on every inch of that beach. To make things worse is the incline of the beach is very steep making landing in the surf a difficult operation. Many boats and tracks were breached trying to get ashore. BTW, there is absolutely no place to hide and find cover. All vegetation had been blown away by the Air Force and Naval artillery. It took big assed balls to keep you head about you while being sniped by artillery.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:14 PM (vV/gB)

The First Wave came in relatively untouched. It was quite. The Japs let them land and bring in equipment and clog the beach and then all hell broke loose. They refined that even further on Okinawa

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (SjImc)

245 Winners Bitch competition is going on now. Fingers crossed.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:10 PM (4PQQH)


lol.

It's funny because you said 'fingers'.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (y87Qq)

246 question: why do some of the Naval Academy graduates wear a dark coat and the rest a white uniform?

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (Z1I24)

247 I have all my Father's original Battle Plans and photos.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

248 So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now? Does that mean we're supposed to consider them traitors, and that banning guns is the patriotic thing to do?
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

It is mind-boggling. I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop


I don't give a rat's ass if Russia stole the entire election single handedly and gave it to Trump on a silver platter.

HILLARY ISN'T THE PRESIDENT.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (3oX+R)

249 : why do some of the Naval Academy graduates wear a dark coat and the rest a white uniform?
Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (Z1I24)

Marine Corp Officers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

250 Powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/on-muellers-appointment.php
Professor Calabresi from Northwestern university law school is saying the appointment of Mueller is unconstitutional.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (aC6Sd)

251 The secret is out. The "Russians" found out how cheaply they could buy influential Americans.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (RuIsu)

252 Remembering two of my grandmother's brothers. Both of them jumped init Fwance and survived the war. diabetis killed them both. not even the real fvcking nazis could do that.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (8ZeGS)

253 why do some of the Naval Academy graduates wear a dark coat and the rest a white uniform?
Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:17 PM (Z1I24)

Marine Corp Officers
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

Thank you!

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (Z1I24)

254 Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Yorktown for the win.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (vV/gB)

255 rhomboid, that makes more sense, I may conflated the the number with the 1 million loss number.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (n9EOP)

256 " we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (5Yee7)"


Oh, you could find 'em, but you had to look on the side that was against America and supporting the Soviets wholeheartedly.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (xJrIn)

257 I have all my Father's original Battle Plans and photos.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)


What sort of billet?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (y87Qq)

258 251 The secret is out. The "Russians" found out how cheaply they could buy influential Americans.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (RuIsu)

Soros has known for years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (vpyVq)

259 By the way, the show "The First World War" (I think on Amazon), is brilliant. I've watched it twice, and is fascinating.
The aforementioned SO's dad (Johnny) served under Chesty Puller; Puller knew him by sight, saw him at a base, saluted him. The new bride was impressed that Chesty knew him. When Johnny got to Korea as a Marine historian (one of the first), Chesty told him to make history now, write about it later. He did not talk about what he did to get the Bronze Star with V, joked it was, 'writing reports'.

My dad was 30 yrs older than my mom, was a young man in Ukraine during WWII and ended up being forced to work in a German labour camp, where he nearly died. I still have some of his papers along with his brother's, complete with swastika.

Here is my uncle's papers:https://___ur.com/a/NXHfHJc


Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 08:22 PM (Gim9y)

260 Sorry, that's ___ur (dot) com

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (Gim9y)

261 242
I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 08:16 PM (5Yee7)


Sure, just like the pussy-grabbing video and Stormy Daniels were supposed to split the evangelicals from Trump.

Go on, lefties. Run that play again. I dare you.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (sdi6R)

262 I have all my Father's original Battle Plans and photos.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (SjImc)

What sort of billet?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (y87Qq)

Do you mean what did my father do on Iwo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (SjImc)

263 70 years later we are still using the Purple Hearts made in anticipation of just two (massive) operations.

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I quite liked the Brit series Foyle's War about a detective in southern England trying to keep the lid on crime during WWII. In one episode, set during the early days of WWII, a murder victim worked at a top secret weapons factory outside of town but, given that he was a carpenter, it was unclear what the weapon might be. Foyle who has to investigate any possible motive, finally gets clearance, and learns that what they are manufacturing are coffins for the Blitz that they know is coming. They spread the rumor about making weapons for fear if the civilians learned the truth, it would be bad for moral.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (+y/Ru)

264 The First Wave came in relatively untouched. It was quite. The Japs let them land and bring in equipment and clog the beach and then all hell broke loose. They refined that even further on Okinawa
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That tactic had been used at Guam. Their idea was to let the Marines pile up on the beach and then cut them off. My dad sad the worst landing he went through was Guam. His unit was in the third wave when all the guns opened up on them. Plywood doesn't provide much protection.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (vV/gB)

265 Writing Europeans out of their own history(happening here as well,of course)

https://youtu.be/fSBx0pqTSL0

Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (LiyEm)

266 254 nice. I thought the easy out would be Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. So I should have excluded them from my gripe. Nice with Cowpens and Kings Mountain.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (n13/j)

267 PFC Harry A. Goldenberg
Company K, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.

Killed in Action, July 1, 1944 on Saipan.

RIP

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (VM6ev)

268 Ok, this is a good one by Ed Driscoll over at Insta:

DAMN NEAR KILLED HIM: Man 'hid SIX phones inside his bottom before deliberately getting arrested scaling the security fence surrounding Jerusalem so he could hand them to prison inmates.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (vpyVq)

269 Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (aC6Sd)

The Constitution is merely an old piece of paper to the Deep State, hardly even an impediment to doing what needs to be done.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (n9EOP)

270 It looks like Cmdr Alfredo Sanchez has copped to dereliction of duty in regards to getting sailors killed and damaging USS McCain

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=79643

He needs to be drummed out without one shred of any retirement at the least.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (x1z41)

271 (101) Yeah, that thing freaked out the Luftwaffe real bad. The shells would only explode close enough to damage their planes. Game changer.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (RuIsu)

272 PFC Harry A. Goldenberg
Company K, 1105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.

Killed in Action, July 1, 1944 on Saipan.

RIP

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:24 PM (VM6ev)

Who is buried at Rock Island Arsenal?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (SjImc)

273 272
Who is buried at Rock Island Arsenal?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (SjImc)

That's him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (VM6ev)

274 Do you mean what did my father do on Iwo?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (SjImc)


Yes, basically. I guess if he was Army it wouldn't be a 'billet'. Just wondering what he did there.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (y87Qq)

275 266 254 nice. I thought the easy out would be Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. So I should have excluded them from my gripe. Nice with Cowpens and Kings Mountain.
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Quint, the Revolution was won in North Carolina and Virginia.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (vV/gB)

276 NGU, that's very interesting and great about your father's service, and very cool about having his documents.


The day before the WWII Memorial in DC was officially opened by Dubya, down on the Mall nearby, I spoke to a retired black minister who had been a young guy on an ammunition ship at Iwo (his ship's first combat experience). Pretty gripping description of his experience.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (QDnY+)

277 That's him.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (VM6ev)

Well if I ever get there again, I'll visit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (SjImc)

278 277 That's him.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:25 PM (VM6ev)

Well if I ever get there again, I'll visit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (SjImc)

G-d bless, my friend. I am going to try and get there as well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (VM6ev)

279
Delilah was Reserve Winners Bitch for a 3-point major to finish her championship. She may now be styled Ch. Soyara's Devilish Delilah.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (XZMm9)

280 258 251 The secret is out. The "Russians" found out how cheaply they could buy influential Americans.
Posted by: Burger Chef at May 25, 2018 08:19 PM (RuIsu)

Soros has known for years.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 08:21 PM (vpyVq)


Ah yes, Comrade Lenin had a few things to say about capitalists and rope if I recall correctly!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (n9EOP)

281 Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Yorktown for the win.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (vV/gB)

Breeds Hill, Saratoga, Fort Trumbull.

Lived in the Fort Trumbull area growing up. Benedict Arnold can ride Satan's barbed cock in hell for eternity.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (l7Kbv)

282

Here is my uncle's papers:

https://IMGur.com/a/NXHfHJc


Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (IqV8l)

283
I may attempt to watch "The War" but every time I do I just break down sobbing.

That and the last episode of "The World at War" entitled "Remember."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (VM6ev)

284 I missed the thread, but can someone help me out with the Publix thing?

Are they no longer calling the cops to respond to theft or other crimes because the cops carry guns?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (VgKNm)

285 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:27 PM (XZMm9)

Congratulations!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (n9EOP)

286 Anonosaurus, doubt I have to ask whether Burns' treatment included the full actual history of the ending -

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I haven't gotten that far.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (+y/Ru)

287 Yes, basically. I guess if he was Army it wouldn't be a 'billet'. Just wondering what he did there.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:26 PM (y87Qq)

As I post above he was the CO of an Army Unit attached to the 4th Marines. His unit brought in all the heavy artillery. Look at the 476th Amphib Unit

United States Army
Assault Forces
471st Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 5th Marine Division)
473rd Amphibian Truck Company (attached to VAC), Captain Robert P. Schwabl
476th Amphibian Truck Company (attached to 4th Marine Division), Captain Jules Nevergiveup
138th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, Colonel Clarence E. Rothbeb
Headquarters Battery, 138th AAA
506th AA Gun Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel D.M. White
483rd AAAW Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel A. Roth
38th Field Hospital, Reinforced, Major Samuel S. Kirkland
Detachment, 568th Signal Air Warning Battalion (attached to VAC)
Detachments, 726th Signal Warning Company (attached to VAC, 4th & 5th Marine Divisions)
Detachment, 49th Signal Construction Battalion
Detachment 44, 70th Army Airways Communications Systems
Detachment, Communications Unit 434
442nd Port Company (attached to 4th Marine Division)
592nd Port Company (attached to 5th Marine Division)

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (SjImc)

288 Lived in the Fort Trumbull area growing up. Benedict Arnold can ride Satan's barbed cock in hell for eternity.
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He died a very unhappy man. Too much hubris.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (vV/gB)

289 JJ, was just about to mention your uncle. I recalled from past comments he was KIA on Saipan.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (QDnY+)

290 Thank you to all who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. And thanks Dad for your service. I know in the end you paid for it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2018 08:31 PM (dUJdY)

291 Honor, gratitude, affection, and respect to all service morons, and their military forebears. Heroes all, as are the families who stood and waited.

I served, as did my two brothers. War zones a-plenty, and lots of action, but no direct combat, unlike the greatest generation before us. My mother was Navy, and my father-in-law (British Army) saw combat service in France (D+4 Sword Beach), as did mother-in-law in British Service Support capacity. My father was a decorated AAA battery commander at Leyte Gulf, and would have been part of the early waves of Olympic or Coronet. He also served in Korea, and was overrun by Chinese, when he was a forward observer. And, as i have mentioned here a few times, my grandfather served along the Mexican Border, commanded combat engineers in WWI, and played a significant semi-renowned role at the Bulge and Remagen.

Salute.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 25, 2018 08:32 PM (IYSFO)

292
Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Yorktown for the win.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 08:20 PM (vV/gB)

Quebec, Valcour Island, Saratoga.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (0QYMt)

293 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 08:28 PM (IqV8l)

Thanks!

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (Gim9y)

294 As I post above he was the CO of an Army Unit attached to the 4th Marines. His unit brought in all the heavy artillery. Look at the 476th Amphib Unit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (SjImc)


Ah, I saw your #60 but must have missed the detail post. Thanks for the information.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

295 May their memory be a blessing.

Freedom is not free.

Keeping their sacrifice in mind, the loss of freedom I feel daily in this country is that much more painful.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 08:34 PM (EZebt)

296 My father was an armorer and ground gunner in the 56th Fighter Group in England. The group flew P-47s on bomber escort missions over Germany. After VE Day, he volunteered to be a gunner on B-29s over Japan but Fat Man and Little Boy made that unnecessary.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (+y/Ru)

297 As I post above he was the CO of an Army Unit attached to the 4th Marines. His unit brought in all the heavy artillery. Look at the 476th Amphib Unit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:29 PM (SjImc)

Ah, I saw your #60 but must have missed the detail post. Thanks for the information.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

He wore his 4th Marine Pin every day till the day he died

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (SjImc)

298 Brandywine, Monmouth Courthouse, Guilford Courthouse, Flamborough Head.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (0QYMt)

299 Here's to my dad, who survived operations in Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur, and Iwo Jima, the last of which where he received a battlefield promotion, and who died a full colonel in the Marine Corps.

Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

300 Arnold was a talented General.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (n13/j)

301
I know we give the English hell for what that country has turned into, but watch this and remember what that country sacrificed.

"The Last Post"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tCg596QSc

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (VM6ev)

302 Bunch of Sailors and Marines at the Yankee Game tonight with the Fleet in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (SjImc)

303 Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

*glass up and tipped in salute*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:36 PM (0QYMt)

304 265 Writing Europeans out of their own history(happening here as well,of course)

https://youtu.be/fSBx0pqTSL0
Posted by: steevy at May 25, 2018 08:23 PM (LiyEm)


I watched the first five minutes of that. That is utterly obscene propaganda. As the narrator said, it is mainly aimed at young people who don't know any better.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (sdi6R)

305 Anasaurous W.
Foyles War is in my opinion, the best tv program ever produced.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (C8I+y)

306 Here's to my dad, who survived operations in Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur, and Iwo Jima, the last of which where he received a battlefield promotion, and who died a full colonel in the Marine Corps.

Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

Amen.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (SjImc)

307 Good evening everyone

May their lives not be forgotten nor given in vain. May we honor their service and do what we must to preserve the freedoms they fought for.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 25, 2018 08:38 PM (IDhUW)

308 306 Here's to my dad, who survived operations in Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur, and Iwo Jima, the last of which where he received a battlefield promotion, and who died a full colonel in the Marine Corps.

Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:35 PM (YqDXo)

Amen.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:37 PM (SjImc)


So odd that I never met my uncle and yet there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2018 08:38 PM (VM6ev)

309 atomicplaygirl, thanks, that's an amazing document. The "General Gouvernement" was the part of Poland not integrated either into the Reich or Russia after '39, and site of much of the most heinous Nazi crimes. And the district on that ID (Distrikt Galizien) was the newer expanded part of GG. The guy tried at Nuremberg for this, who was Governor General of this area, was I believe the only one who publicly expressed remorse for his crimes (before he was executed). Hans Frank.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (QDnY+)

310 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (KCxzN)

311 Thanks to Mikey and NGU. I appreciate it. And thanks to you and yours who also served.

My blood boils to hear worthless leftist turds deprecate their sacrifice.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (YqDXo)

312 279 ... Hadrian, Please congratulate your wife for us. That is a wonderful tribute.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2018 08:40 PM (V+03K)

313 well later all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2018 08:40 PM (SjImc)

314 106 The Marine Corps' colors have joined the National Ensign on the front of the house for the weekend. I think of SSgt Don May 1st Tank Bn, 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms, killed in Nasiriyah, Iraq in 2003. I think of Sgt Luke Pyeatt of 2d Radio Battalion, II MEF Camp Lejeune, NC KIA near the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province Afghanistan, Feb 2011 (my battalion) and Sgt Daniel Gurr, 3rd Recon Bn, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan killed ivo Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan Aug 2011.

I am fortunate enough to toast their sacrifice, I hope they find me worthy to join them when I finally go ashore.

Also, my Dad, Commander USNR Retired, who graduated from USNA 55 years ago. I think he would have been pretty excited to see the President shake each and every graduate's hand today.


Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf
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All I can say is that there are two flags that fly everyday at Camp NALNAMSAM. The National Ensign and the Marine Corps colors and both will be at half staff on Monday as we honor all those that have given their lives on behalf of a grateful nation.

And I too have had the privilege to stand on the hallowed ground on Iwo Jima on three separate occasions (early in my career, later in mid-career, and near the end) and I can say that the older I got the more it meant to me. Just to look out over the terrain from the top of Mt. Surabachi is numbing at best and it surely had to be a tremendous gut check for all those that were there - if I were only as strong as those brave souls that never made it back home at all or on one piece.

So let me say that while I appreciate the sentiment, there is no Happy Memorial Day but rather an opportunity to honor all those who have gone before us on behalf of us.

So with that, I too will over a toast at 2100 (9pm EST) on Monday to pay my respects to all that are no longer with us.

Semper Fidelis

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 25, 2018 08:41 PM (TA0EN)

315 Hans Frank.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (QDnY+)

===

A lawyer.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 08:42 PM (EZebt)

316 Adding an "amen" and a salute for JJ's uncle, Jay's dad, and NGU's dad.


I know this holiday is about the fallen, but mixing up the categories in a respectful forum like this I deem perfectly OK.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:42 PM (QDnY+)

317 Hadrian, congrats to you and Her Majesty!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (hMwEB)

318 I don't think my grandfather ever saw combat, at least teh little my dad knows. Grandpa just told him that he ferried aircraft from Britain to France and then on a boat back to Britain for another flight. Sopwith Camels.
I have photos of him with a Sopwith Camel. That's one of my model build projects when I get better at it. There is a unit insignia on the side in one photo, a biplane wing over a teardrop/bomb shape that I'll have to figure out how to replicate. Getting the colors right will be a bit hard considering BW photos.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (0QYMt)

319 There is a massive amount of shit happening at the moment.

Tommy Robinson was thrown in jail for 13 months with arrest and trial completed in *one* hour. He'll be killed if he's not sprung PDQ. The system is full of muslim gangs. Several protests are planned in London tomorrow.

All sorts of youtube channels hit over night.

Many new "terms of service" on all sorts of social media sites this week.

China fuckery. See latest CTH story on this. It notes that there is a big summit in Quebec about June 8th ...

Something's going on.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (vWMNq)

320 317 Hadrian, congrats to you and Her Majesty!
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 25, 2018 08:43 PM (hMwEB)

===

I think she was promoted to Field Marshal, no?

Congratulations

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2018 08:44 PM (EZebt)

321 Also ... word about Tommy Robinson is being deleted from social media. Youtube does not seem to be affected much but twitter is apparently deleting things quite quickly.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:44 PM (vWMNq)

322 8 Million hero horses killed in the war.


What a waste.

Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (sXefu)

323 The closest Publix to me is 10 miles away, so I don't shop there.
I did go send them a message on Face Book telling them that I wasn't going to shop there any more, because they don't know that I'm not a customer.
Flooding the Zone, as it were.

And Good Evening, People of the Horde.

It's great to be among friends.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (cAj82)

324 NALNAMSAM, thanks for that.


I think the USMC still takes selected Marines to Iwo, for motivation and training.


Guy who gave us the battlefield tour on Okinawa a decade ago (he was also the one History Channel used in their "Underground Empires" episode on Okinawa) was very excited - the next day, he was finally going to get in the empty seat for the flight to Iwo, where he'd never been (and I think he had been waiting for the opportunity for years - he had been a Marine, was married to an Okinawan and lived there).


Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:46 PM (QDnY+)

325 Can barely stay awake, been up since 3am.
Everyone have a good night.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2018 08:46 PM (aC6Sd)

326 And I too have had the privilege to stand on the hallowed ground on Iwo Jima on three separate occasions (early in my career, later in mid-career, and near the end) and I can say that the older I got the more it meant to me. Just to look out over the terrain from the top of Mt. Surabachi is numbing at best and it surely had to be a tremendous gut check for all those that were there - if I were only as strong as those brave souls that never made it back home at all or on one piece.

After my father died I was going through his things, and found his reports as first sergeant of B company, 2nd battalion, 24th Marines. (He was a bit of a pack rat.)

They'd sustained 85% casualties after landing on Beach Yellow 2. Six out of seven Marines were casualties.

I couldn't believe it.

I only hope that I did not, have not, and will not dishonor his memory.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (YqDXo)

327 Is this the only thread we get until Tuesday?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (cAj82)

328 322 8 Million hero horses killed in the war.

What a waste.
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (sXefu)


Ditto.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:49 PM (YqDXo)

329 Is this the only thread we get until Tuesday?
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (cAj82)


At the earliest. Claim a seat while you can. Ideally next to a window that opens.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (y87Qq)

330 Why is the blog 10 minutes in the past?

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (vWMNq)

331 My Grandfather was in WWI and my Uncle Jim was in WWII.
Both survived their experiences, fortunately, but I know that many others did not.
Thankful for the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.
Home of the Free because of the Brave is not a cliche.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (cAj82)

332 *raises a glass to the fallen*

May their memory be eternal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (0XdQr)

333 conservatives are always living in the past.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)

334 328 322 8 Million hero horses killed in the war.

What a waste.
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 08:45 PM (sXefu)

Ditto.
Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:49 PM (YqDXo)

Likewise.

Posted by: IKEA Meatballs at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (hyuyC)

335 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 25, 2018 07:46 PM (Ms9Gm)

I'm late to checking back. Noted, and thank you.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at May 25, 2018 08:52 PM (C1NyB)

336 per Drudge, Hillary says she wants to be CEO of Facebook.
(not gonna say it, too easy, not gonna say it, too easy...)
Yes I am... Hillary, honey, shouldn't it be FacePlant?

Posted by: davidt at May 25, 2018 08:52 PM (to271)

337 Qunt fuckyou and the horse you rode in on>

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (0OmEj)

338 I express my thanks to our country's veterans.

It's not worth much, but it is what it is.

Thanks, gentlemen.

Posted by: The Business at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (UiRxW)

339 327 Is this the only thread we get until Tuesday?
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:47 PM (cAj82)


Yes. The internet is shutting down for maintenance.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (sdi6R)

340 So the NRA is colluding with the Russians now?
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:12 PM (sdi6R)


At this rate, fucking Little League will be accused of colluding with the goddamned Russians.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (YqDXo)

341 333 conservatives are always living in the past.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)

I disagree. Conservatives plan for the future. Have you ever heard of the fable of the grasshopper and the ant?

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (cAj82)

342 cleanup isle 333!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (0OmEj)

343 Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (+y/Ru)

344 333 conservatives are always living in the past.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)


Correction: shouldn't that be "Qunt?"

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (YqDXo)

345 Hillary is delusional and a few stupid comments away from a one-way trip to the nursing home.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (6FqZa)

346 337
Qunt fuckyou and the horse you rode in on>

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (0OmEj)

are you for real? for joking about why the thread is ten minutes behind? wow.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (n13/j)

347 Yes. The internet is shutting down for maintenance.
Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (sdi6R)


<1MC>
ALL HANDS TURN TO
COMMENCE FIELD DAY
</1MC>

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (y87Qq)

348 Hillary says she wants to be CEO of Facebook.

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Yeah, I want Facebook destroyed, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (+y/Ru)

349 Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM

Wrong thread to troll. Fuck off.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (zBW/D)

350 Here's to my dad, whom I never met, KIA in Korea.
Posted by: navybrat at May 25, 2018 06:53 PM

Very sorry to here that. My condolences.
T

Posted by: Farmer at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (yJ1e6)

351 We, the living, have to bear that torch of liberty handed to us by our ancestors.

May we hold that torch as high as those who served the country and gave all they could to win over evil.

I try my best not to fail those who strove before me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (hyuyC)

352 I don't think Quint is trolling but I have no idea what inspired him to post #333 in this thread.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)

353
Qunt fuckyou and the horse you rode in on>

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:53 PM (0OmEj)


*polite cough*

I think the Ace-O-Nomitor was being referred to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (XZMm9)

354 Youtube does not seem to be affected much but twitter is apparently deleting things quite quickly.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:44 PM (vWMNq)


Speaking of Twatter from Newsbusters:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ferguson protesters, and the Parkland students as his favorite accounts to follow on the site. He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.



I really wish that Trump would dump his Twatter account. They're loss of users would hopefully sink that shithole

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (SiINZ)

355 Yes. The internet is shutting down for maintenance.

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BRACE FOR MEAT SPACE AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (+y/Ru)

356 Guy who gave us the battlefield tour on Okinawa a decade ago (he was also the one History Channel used in their "Underground Empires" episode on Okinawa) was very excited - the next day, he was finally going to get in the empty seat for the flight to Iwo, where he'd never been (and I think he had been waiting for the opportunity for years - he had been a Marine, was married to an Okinawan and lived there).

Posted by: rhomboid
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I've been very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time over the course of 30+ years in our illustrious Corps and have had the pleasure of spending considerable time on Oki (four tours). Some were by choice and others were voluntold (LOL). And I've met the gentlemen down at the Kinser USO that you are referring to and there are some great battle site tours on Okinawa that will move you from the tunnels, Hacksaw Ridge, to the suicide cliffs. I've done a tour or two in the desert (no direct combat) but what those folks went thru in WWII, Korea and VN are night and day in comparison.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (TA0EN)

357 Not a good comment on a memorial day thread!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (0OmEj)

358 Publix has great fried chicken and wings. They overcharge for everything else. Not surprised they would bow to lil hitler to protect their margins.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (+fTAB)

359 I think the Ace-O-Nomitor was being referred to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM

If so, my sincere apologies.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (xv1lh)

360 so #333 was just a joke that fell flat.
I've been there...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (6FqZa)

361 "LBJ inherited a war he didn't know what to do with, "

That SOB campaigned that he was not going to "send our boys to Viet Nam". He had ads showing Goldwater as a madman who would get us into a war with China? - Russia? and "get all our boys killed"

He new he was going into Nam before he was elected and he thought he was going to be in and out, quick and easy, down and dirty, war president hero.

LBJ was a lying no good SOB.

Posted by: gNewt at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (qcIWB)

362

At least, that's how I read it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (XZMm9)

363 Publix has great fried chicken and wings. They overcharge for everything else. Not surprised they would bow to lil hitler to protect their margins.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (+fTAB)




The little gloryhole queen tried to get Laura Ingraham tossed off the air and she got better ratings. The turd called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock and no one blinked an eye. Anyone giving into this shithead is just stupid.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (SiINZ)

364 Why is the blog 10 minutes in the past?

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (vWMNq)



Special relativity

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (CPfoe)

365 so #333 was just a joke that fell flat.
I've been there...
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:57 PM (6FqZa)


Yeah, same. I assumed it was in re: the comment timestamps and only realized why people were getting pissed off about it a little later. Ten minutes later, in fact...

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (y87Qq)

366 Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM



Wrong thread to troll. Fuck off.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM (zBW/D)

I don't troll. I am a conservative. I made a joke, it was taken wrong.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (n13/j)

367 Dude, Tommy Robinson was put in prison because they MEANT it as a death sentence. Spit.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (zLDYs)

368 Sorry just a little raw here. No harm no foul. I took it wrong.(333)

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (0OmEj)

369 The blessings of liberty we enjoy have been paid in blood. God bless all those who have served in arms for the United States.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (kWrQ3)

370 341 333 conservatives are always living in the past.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:51 PM (n13/j)

6-------9

does this include the use of long running but ultimately bogus stats like

only 11 million illegals (since 2001)
gals earn 77 cents on the doller FOR THE SAME JOB, guys
99% of all scientists believe that global warming is like real
4 out of 5 girls in American colleges are rayped
all races commit the same number of crimes but only the blacks are arrested in a disproportionate manner?

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (uFoR1)

371 324
NALNAMSAM, thanks for that.


I think the USMC still takes selected Marines to Iwo, for motivation and training.


Guy
who gave us the battlefield tour on Okinawa a decade ago (he was also
the one History Channel used in their "Underground Empires" episode on
Okinawa) was very excited - the next day, he was finally going to get in
the empty seat for the flight to Iwo, where he'd never been (and I
think he had been waiting for the opportunity for years - he had been a
Marine, was married to an Okinawan and lived there).




Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:46 PM (QDnY+)

I also did the battlefields tour on Okinawa and all I could think was Holy FARG, how could they fight here? Climbing into the Shuri Line was hard enough on a nice day, let alone with all the mud and blood. I never did get to Iwo Jima but have a jar of the black sand on my desk one of my buddies collected for me. Also toured Cabanatuan, Intramuros, Bataan and Corregidor Island in the Philippines, Pusan and Incheon in Korea. Truly amazing that the men and women were able to fight in such difficult Climes and Places. Iraq and Afghanistan were no picnic, but we did not face the same type and number of enemy forces.

I will hoist an ale to lost brothers and sisters at 2100 EST as well.

Semper Fidelis

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (DxWUs)

372 Publix has a good bakery, too. Such a pity.

They are now the Dick's of the grocery industry.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (cAj82)

373 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ferguson protesters, and the Parkland students as his favorite accounts to follow on the site. He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.

This is my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOGS-_81KU

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)

374 I don't troll. I am a conservative. I made a joke, it was taken wrong.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 08:59 PM (n13/j)


I'll allow it.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Comment Referee at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (CPfoe)

375 I don't troll. I am a conservative. I made a joke, it was taken wrong.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018

See my earlier comment. I missed the joke. My apologies.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (xv1lh)

376 oh 333 is a joke. kewl

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (uFoR1)

377 Dude, Tommy Robinson was put in prison because they MEANT it as a death sentence. Spit.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (zLDYs)



The Limey cops, courts and NHS all need helicopter rides

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (SiINZ)

378 363
The little gloryhole queen tried to get Laura Ingraham tossed off the air and she got better ratings. The turd called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock and no one blinked an eye. Anyone giving into this shithead is just stupid.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:58 PM (SiINZ)


Yes, Publix chose poorly. On the other hand, they're apparently a worker-owned company, so they probably leaned left to begin with.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (sdi6R)

379 I was going to say Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Bunker Hill. I had a some-great grandfather at Guilford Courthouse. Toured the battlefield two years ago, and am just down the road from it now, after coming to NC for the birth of my 3rd grandchild.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (Pzj+4)

380 I really wish that Trump would dump his Twatter account. They're loss of users would hopefully sink that shithole

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (SiINZ)

Unfortunately, twitter, facefart and google have a lock on things at the moment. Twitter seems to be essential for journalism and it is the place Trump has to fight back.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (vWMNq)

381 Only retards shop at Publix for anything other than their in-house stuff

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:02 PM (+fTAB)

382 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently named former NFL
quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ferguson protesters, and the Parkland
students as his favorite accounts to follow on the site. He also
advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland
students.



This is my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOGS-_81KU

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)


---

He advocates gun control platforms put forth by kids who can't give back correct change for a $3.00 happy meal without a computer.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (VgKNm)

383 See my earlier comment. I missed the joke. My apologies.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:01 PM (xv1lh)

No worries. I thought I quoted what I was responding too but didn't. I have been online too long today lol.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (n13/j)

384 LBJ was a lying no good SOB.

-
I'd say that applies to JFK as well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (+y/Ru)

385 it would be kewl if trump started using Gab

Posted by: jake jortles at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (uFoR1)

386 343---Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (+y/Ru)
---------------------------
I expected Satan to win but I did hope it would be closer.
*sigh*

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (0jtPF)

387 All this talk about grocery stores is making my hungry.

I'm out of ice cream, too.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:04 PM (cAj82)

388
He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.

What, exactly is that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:04 PM (IqV8l)

389 Welcome home Doc. Youve been away from home a long time. Being repatriated from Tarawa after KIA in November 1943. Returning home after long last. No one left behind.

htttp://www.zettlerfuneralhome.com/obituary/thomas-murphy

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM (9rIkM)

390 No worries. I thought I quoted what I was responding too but didn't. I have been online too long today lol.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03

You and me both. Long day. *pours the next round into the usb port*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM (xv1lh)

391 I never even heard of Publix before today. The closest one to me is two states away.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

392 The pest control guy came by today with his new employee.
He introduced the new guy and said that he was 63 years old.
The pest control guy said he was through hiring young guys because they had no work ethic.
Old Farts Rule.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (cAj82)

393 I'd say that applies to JFK as well.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM (+y/Ru)


The Celtic forerunner to the Magic Negro, i.e., someone who intrinsically isn't worth a pinch of dry shit, but gets elected because a lot of retards are star-struck. And yeah, I'm looking at the 19th Amendment here.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (YqDXo)

394 Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 08:54 PM (+y/Ru)



They've gone down the Euro shithole road. That's why the left loves them Europe because no matter how bad liberalism is for them the Euros still blindly follow it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (SiINZ)

395 WHY AM I NOT CEO OF FACEBOOK, YOU ASK???

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (nILVB)

396 Posted by: rhomboid at May 25, 2018 08:39 PM (QDnY+)

Wow, rhomboid, thanks for the context! I had no idea!
I don't know what Tato worked on in Germany (he died when I was 12). Mom said it was a place near Mannheim she thought, but I've done searches and it's hard to troll through and find info - there were a lot of camps, some large, some small, and 'near Mannheim' might still not be that close.

When he came back to America (he was born here), he worked on ramjet engines in NJ before it got moved to Cali, and he didn't want to leave his brothers.
So I have always wondered...

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (Gim9y)

397 367
Dude, Tommy Robinson was put in prison because they MEANT it as a death sentence. Spit.


Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2018 09:00 PM (zLDYs)

He's survived a few short stays. There is a good interview with him that covers it but I've forgotten who did it.In one case, he realized he was being put into a room with a dozen muslims and immediately started a fight before the door was closed. Tommy's got balls and can take care of himself but 13 months is a *long* time.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (vWMNq)

398 It is mind-boggling. I think the Lefties think that this will split the NRA from the Republican base, but we old Cold Warriors remember that those Lefty turds were nowhere to be found when Reagan was staring down the Soviet Union.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop


I don't give a rat's ass if Russia stole the entire election single handedly and gave it to Trump on a silver platter.

HILLARY ISN'T THE PRESIDENT.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2018 08:18 PM (3oX+R)



***************************
Since she didn't win the election for POTUS, she now wants to be the CEO of Facebook.
That way she can ban Conservatives, Republicans or anyone that is not with her and run for President again


https://ntknetwork.com/hillary-clinton-wants-to-be-ceo-of-facebook/

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (PvFoN)

399 He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.

What, exactly is that?


I'm not sure whether you get better policy from retards, children, or Maxine Waters. It's a close call.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (CPfoe)

400 The Celtic forerunner to the Magic Negro, i.e., someone who intrinsically isn't worth a pinch of dry shit, but gets elected because a lot of retards are star-struck. And yeah, I'm looking at the 19th Amendment here.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (YqDXo)



He got elected because Old Man Daley was stuffed ballot boxes in Illinois as was LBJ in Texas.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (SiINZ)

401 My twin brother fought in Viet Nam. When Ken Burns program re Hue was on, he asked me if I had watched. I couldn't. He said he had been in the thick of it--the first I knew. He commanded about 900 men--don't know what the name of such a force is--and received a Presidential commendation because altho he was in the heart of the fighting, he had no fatalities and only 3 minor injuries among his men. He was so proud. He had a scary dangerous war. Lots of medals in cases he never shows. Very hard to have two liberal kids.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (Kr0FZ)

402 Fuck Publixxx. Always went to Kroger in the Vinings when living in the ATL.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (89T5c)

403
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03 PM

Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (IqV8l)

404 Hillary still wants to run something. Dear God.

At least the Captain of the Hindenburg never requested another assignment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (CPfoe)

405 Ireland goes pro-abort by more than two to one.

They obviously learned nothing from the Potato Famine.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (Tyii7)

406 If the Brits make a martyr out of Tommy Robinson it might not turn out the way they want.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (sdi6R)

407 357
Not a good comment on a memorial day thread!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (0OmEj)

I know it is over but I want to be clear. Now I get why you went off. My comment had nothing to do with Memorial day, I would never make light of that, check basically every comment I have made on this forum and you will see that.
I was responding to a question about "why the forum clock was in the past" not a direct quote but it is upthread. We are talking about other things here too as it is the only thread. Hope that clears it up. And no hard feelings.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (n13/j)

408 Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM

My next door neighbors' uncle (great uncle?) Is an old Marine colonel. WWII vet. Drives around town in a car with a sign in the rear window that says "Tarawa...we kicked their ass!" LOL

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (xv1lh)

409 My namesake, Great Uncle Clinger, died in WW2 in the Pacific.

Never knew him, but I'm grateful for his sacrifice and the sacrifice of so many just like him through all eras.

Well, except for the Union soldiers. Damn Northern Agressors.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (WglMe)

410 The little gloryhole queen tried to get Laura Ingraham tossed off the air and she got better ratings. The turd called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock and no one blinked an eye. Anyone giving into this shithead is just stupid.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May




well, we need to find some way to quickly marshall the Trump voters to make nonsense like publix capitulating to hogg painful enough that they become non-political.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 25, 2018 09:09 PM (MTjB1)

411 Before Whole Foods, Publix was the virtue/status signaling grocery store

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:10 PM (PUmDY)

412 The Celtic forerunner to the Magic Negro, i.e., someone who intrinsically isn't worth a pinch of dry shit, but gets elected because a lot of retards are star-struck. And yeah, I'm looking at the 19th Amendment here.
Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:06 PM (YqDXo)

Ironically, but for the 19th, Obama would have not been eligible to even run. Before the 19th children derived citizenship from their father's.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 25, 2018 09:10 PM (2rRKu)

413 My Grandfather - Shot down over Bataan, years in the camps and finally liberated from Yokohama in 1945.

My Brother - Iraq and Afghanistan U.S. Army - Suffers severe PTSD

Me - Marines Iraq 1991... no issues.

Thanks boys, we got it from here.

Posted by: hobbes at May 25, 2018 09:11 PM (sfR2q)

414 I'm out of ice cream, too.
Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:04 PM (cAj82)


What about ass? Have you got any ass? Because if you're here to kick ass and eat ice cream, and you're out of both ass and ice cream, well I just don't know what to say.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (y87Qq)

415 The last US WWI vet died in 2011. There's about half a million WWII vets still alive. We lose about 300 a day.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 25, 2018 07:15 PM (O5Q3r)



That's very sad to read. My one grandfather came here from Ireland (he's turning in his grave over the abortion vote today) joined the Army and fought in WWI. I had an uncle in the Navy in WWII and Korea and another uncle in the Marines in the Pacific during WWII.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (SiINZ)

416 390 No worries. I thought I quoted what I was responding too but didn't. I have been online too long today lol.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:03



You and me both. Long day. *pours the next round into the usb port*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:05 PM (xv1lh)

cheers! I hope you poured wine because that is what I got.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (n13/j)

417 No I jumped before I thought, We are good here. Sorry.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (0OmEj)

418 Rape suspect found not guilty after showing penis in court

Rape suspect found not guilty after showing penis in court

No hung jury here.

The Connecticut sex-assault suspect who pulled his penis out in court to prove it didn't match his accuser's description was found not guilty Friday.

Accused rapist shows penis to jury to prove innocence
Accused rapist shows penis to jury to prove innocence
Jurors in New Haven cleared Desmond James, 26, of three counts of sexual assault - two days after he showed in the flesh that he doesn't fit the accuser's story of being raped by a black man whose junk is lighter than the rest of his skin.

"If it's not the light one, it's not the right one," his lawyer, Todd Bussert, quipped to The Post after the verdict.

The victim had picked James out of a photo lineup after reporting that she was raped while walking home one night in 2012 by a "dark-skinned black male with big lips and black-people hair," Busser said.

"There were a number of troubling aspects in terms of the allegation. It evoked negative racial stereotypes," he said. "We felt in general that it didn't describe our client."

But the biggest mismatch was the description of the attacker's private parts.

So the only evidence that Busser offered to support James' innocence was to have his client stand in the middle of the court room with his pants down and his penis out.

The exhibit was especially eyebrow-raising because the judge didn't warn the jurors about what they were about to see - and some stunned onlookers averted their eyes as James walked in and silently dropped trou, witnesses say.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 25, 2018 09:14 PM (+y/Ru)

419 He's survived a few short stays. There is a good interview with him that covers it but I've forgotten who did it.In one case, he realized he was being put into a room with a dozen muslims and immediately started a fight before the door was closed. Tommy's got balls and can take care of himself but 13 months is a *long* time.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:07 PM (vWMNq)



I repeat, the Limey cops, courts and NHS all need helicopter rides

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 25, 2018 09:15 PM (SiINZ)

420 The German army was still pretty much horse drawn in WWII
----------------------
Only about 10% of the German army was fully motorized. The rest used horses and carts for their daily log needs.

The US Army was the world's first fully mechanized Army.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 25, 2018 07:02 PM

I love that scene from Band of Brothers. "Hey, you! That's right, you stupid Kraut bastards! That's right! Say hello to Ford, and General f*ckin' Motors! You stupid fascist pigs! Look at you! You have horses! What were you thinking? Dragging our asses half way around the world, interrupting our lives..."

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 09:15 PM (2NqXo)

421

* crackle sssssssssst pop *
NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS!
ALL HANDS TURN TO
COMMENCE FIELD DAY
* ssssssssst *
THAT IS ALL
* pop crackle ssssssst pop *


FIFY.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 08:55 PM

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2018 09:15 PM (DMUuz)

422 I'm gonna need more lube.

Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (sXefu)

423 @401 He commanded about 900 men--don't know what the name of such a force is
-----------------

A battalion is roughly 1000 men.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (Fstb+)

424 Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM (y87Qq)



I have a nice ass, at least my husband thinks so.

Posted by: ALH at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (cAj82)

425 The contributions of the Poles to the Allied war effort is often ignored. I think part of that was that immediately after WWII ended, the British and American governments wanted to keep Stalin happy and he was busy installing a Communist puppet government in Poland, so they pushed those guys to the side. Interesting enough, Poland kept a government-in-exile until the Communist government fell.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (5Yee7)


I suspect the Poles' contribution to the Allied war effort was ignored out of expediency, and shame. They'd been sold out twice, first to the Nazis, and then to the Soviets.

Posted by: Alpo at May 25, 2018 09:18 PM (YqDXo)

426 A battalion is roughly 1000 men.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:16 PM (Fstb+)

I'd hit it.

Posted by: Sandra F. - now with more of me to love at May 25, 2018 09:19 PM (sXefu)

427 If the johnson doesn't fit, you must acquit!

Posted by: Zombie Johnny Cochran at May 25, 2018 09:19 PM (Tyii7)

428 Our government, right up to the last days of the Zero Administration. used a horse's ass in the executive branch. The last of its kind I hope.

Posted by: torabora at May 25, 2018 09:20 PM (Xr58H)

429 Sweepers, Sweepers, Man your brooms!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:22 PM (0OmEj)

430 sock off

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 25, 2018 09:22 PM (YqDXo)

431 Aspirin Factory, Murder Kroger on Ponce has been closed for a year or so now. PITA.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (PUmDY)

432
* crackle sssssssssst pop *
NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS!


Four years in the Navy. Two ships.
Never once heard "Now hear this"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (IqV8l)

433 Link for PhM2c Murphy appears to be bad.

Try
http://www.zettlerfuneralhome.com/obituary/thomas-murphy

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (brIR5)

434 WW2 vets are literally a dying breed. I had a chance to talk to one a few years ago. He was was very up front about saying that he never saw combat and was never in any danger. He was stationed in India and was in logistics in the Pacific or something. But still I was in awe talking to someone who lived through such momentous times.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (kWrQ3)

435 cheers! I hope you poured wine because that is what I got.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM

Ummm....hope the whisky didn't clash too badly, guy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (xv1lh)

436 Truth be told the Boatswains whistle dose not translate to print very well.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (0OmEj)

437 @425 I suspect the Poles' contribution to the Allied war effort was ignored out of expediency, and shame. They'd been sold out twice, first to the Nazis, and then to the Soviets.
-------------------

The Poles had quite a few men fighting in Italy. Supposedly when news about the agreement between the US, UK, and USSR governments to put Poland into the Soviet sphere of influence post-war, the Free Poles in Italy nearly pulled out of the line and refused to fight.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (Fstb+)

438 Four years in the Navy. Two ships.
Never once heard "Now hear this"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM (IqV8l)


Same. I figured it was just Because Submarines; our IC manual is different from everybody else's.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (y87Qq)

439 Regarding the Poles-

Not to forget that the first generation of Israeli fighters were largely trained by the Poles.

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (zCyNd)

440 But still I was in awe talking to someone who lived through such momentous times.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (kWrQ3)


I was under sniper fire in Bosnia. I think about it often, oh yeah, really often. Really, really, really often.

Posted by: Hills at May 25, 2018 09:27 PM (sXefu)

441 191
The contributions of the Poles to the Allied war effort is often ignored. I think part of that was that immediately after WWII ended, the British and American governments wanted to keep Stalin happy and he was busy installing a Communist puppet government in Poland, so they pushed those guys to the side. Interesting enough, Poland kept a government-in-exile until the Communist government fell.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 25, 2018 07:53 PM (5Yee7)



After the end of WWII, the British and Americans forced a large number of refugees back into the Soviet zone against their will. At gunpoint.

Diana West discussed that in her book "American Betrayal", but my boss told me the same story at least a decade earlier. Apparently it was common knowledge at one point, before being erased from popular history.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

442 Free Poles in Italy nearly pulled out of the line and refused to fight.

Posted by: junior at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM (Fstb+)

Much like the Czech Legion during/after WWI

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:28 PM (zCyNd)

443 Four years in the Navy. Two ships.
Never once heard "Now hear this"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 25, 2018 09:23 PM


The only two ships in the Navy where the Chiefs bring you coffee service before you roll out of your rack, and you sailed on both.

What are the odds?

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2018 09:28 PM (DMUuz)

444 435 cheers! I hope you poured wine because that is what I got.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:12 PM



Ummm....hope the whisky didn't clash too badly, guy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:24 PM (xv1lh)

Well it never has before.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:29 PM (n13/j)

445 352
I don't think Quint is trolling but I have no idea what inspired him to post #333 in this thread.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)

It is peculiar that on Memorial Day weekend people would speak of the past; I have no idea what would get into them to do that.
/eye roll

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:29 PM (0QYMt)

446 Well it never has before.
Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:29

Cheers!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (xv1lh)

447 At least the Captain of the Hindenburg never requested another assignment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2018 09:08 PM (CPfoe)

Actually, Kapitan Pruss remained fully employed.

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (zCyNd)

448 I suspect the Poles' contribution to the Allied war effort was ignored
out of expediency, and shame. They'd been sold out twice, first to the
Nazis, and then to the Soviets.


Ha! I pulled an Obama on that one before there was even an Obama!

Posted by: Zombie FDR at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (Tyii7)

449 425- The Poles dont have much love for Germany, but they despise Russia. It doesn't help that the Russian Embassy is a compound three or four city blocks in size, and dominates the area near most of the major government buildings like parliament and the prime minister's residence.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2018 09:31 PM (V+V48)

450 436 Truth be told the Boatswains whistle dose not translate to print very well.
Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 25, 2018 09:25 PM


WheeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
WheeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe!
WheeeEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeea

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 25, 2018 09:32 PM (DMUuz)

451 Grandpa jumped ship from the Navy in 1917 in San Francisco. Changed his name, went to NYC. He was kind of a shady guy all through his life. He was in the service to begin with, because he got in trouble with the law in his hometown of Omaha. The judge gave him the choice of joining the military or going to prison.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 25, 2018 09:33 PM (2NqXo)

452 441 Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

When my dad and his brother escaped the German labour camp, they made it to the American lines (crazy!). At some point he got shot in the leg, but they made it, but my dad spoke no English - Ukrainian, Russian, a fair amount of Polish and German but no English.

He told my mom decades later he was terrified they were going to be sent back to Ukraine, despite being American citizens. They found my other uncle, William, in the US Army (Artillery on D-Day), and eventually my dad was shipped to the US, but he knew that the Americans were sending people back. He loved America but had a REALLY hard time with the deals we made with the Russians. He loved Reagan though - said he was the only leader who clearly knew the true evil of communism.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl - I survived GNAMM 2017 and all I got was this lousy nic at May 25, 2018 09:33 PM (Gim9y)

453 Thanks, Junior.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at May 25, 2018 09:33 PM (Kr0FZ)

454 There seem to be people living in the middle of the rift eruption on Kilauea who haven't left yet. Weird.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6URRDQ9EqY

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 09:34 PM (vWMNq)

455 David Hogg just declared meme war.

It's like Christmas, without the disappointment.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2018 09:34 PM (rnAwa)

456 Also, thanks to those served, the families who supported them, and those who serve and support today.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2018 09:35 PM (V+V48)

457 Actually, Kapitan Pruss remained fully employed.

Posted by: Memorial Weekend Miklos at May 25, 2018 09:30 PM (zCyNd)


Ja, I was the Reichstag Fire Marshall.

Posted by: Kapitan Pruss at May 25, 2018 09:35 PM (sXefu)

458 a compound three or four city blocks in size, and dominates the area near most of the major government buildings like parliament and the prime minister's residence.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2018 09:31 PM (V+V4

Ha!

See "Palace of the People"

Posted by: sincerely, Nicolae at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (zCyNd)

459 Battle of Trenton, Dec 25, 1776.
Official code phrase: "Victory or death."

Aka: America - We Will Kill You In Your Sleep on Christmas

Posted by: pogomip at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (87V/q)

460 Well, except for the Union soldiers. Damn Northern Agressors.

I had two great-great-grandfathers who fought in a German-speaking Pennsylvania regiment in the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. They had left Germany in the 1850s for freedom and the chance to better their lives here. One of them worked as a blacksmith and helped to take care of the army horses, among his other duties.

I'm not going to put down your ancestors. I'd like just a little respect for mine. My dad was a paratrooper, 82nd Airborne, WWII. North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, the works. I never heard him make snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for whom Fort Bragg was named.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (3C9q2)

461 Obama certainly followed in a long tradition of leftist leaders selling out Poland.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (kWrQ3)

462 David Hogg is the Chauchat of Meme Wars.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (x1z41)

463 I thought this thread was about horses

Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:39 PM (sXefu)

464 Horses - yeah, kind of funny we have that tribute to the horse on the same night that TuCa had a long piece on Why we should eat Horse Meat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:40 PM (V2Yro)

465 445 352

I don't think Quint is trolling but I have no idea what inspired him to post #333 in this thread.



Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)

It is peculiar that on Memorial Day weekend people would speak of the past; I have no idea what would get into them to do that.
/eye roll


Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:29 PM (0QYMt)

I am not sure how to take that since I feel blindsided a bit here even though it was a misunderstanding that was cleared up.
my post was 333, I was responding to a post 3 posts before mine.
330 Why is the blog 10 minutes in the past?
Posted by: Off the reservation at May 25, 2018 08:50 PM (vWMNq)

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:41 PM (n13/j)

466 462 David Hogg is the Chauchat of Meme Wars.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (x1z41)

Kind of weird and shaped all funny?

I wonder if Goebbels ever fired a Chauchat?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:41 PM (vpyVq)

467 Well that but always jamming and misfiring because of all the mud getting stuck in it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (x1z41)

468 More Revolutionary Battles, perhaps less known:

Huck's Defeat
Musgrove's Mill
Waxhaws
Camden
Fishing Creek
Blackstock
Charlotte
Blue Licks (fought in Kentucky after Yorktown, and a bloody defeat for the Americans)

One might also include Nickajack and Fallen Timbers (both in 1794) as the war along the frontier never really ceased between 1775 and 1794.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (bZ7mE)

469 David Hogg is the Chauchat of Meme Wars.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:38 PM (x1z41)


Anna Puma is the M32 of milhist threads.

https://stoatnet.org/m32.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (y87Qq)

470 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)

471 I never heard him make snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for whom Fort Bragg was named."

Interesting point, because the Federal Officers didn't have much of a problem with Bragg, but you know who hated him and spent the next 40 years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army. Oh, Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories came out of that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:43 PM (V2Yro)

472 132 When men were men, and trannies kept it to themselves.
Posted by: wth at May 25, 2018 07:29 PM (HxiHD)
*************

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Posted by: PFC Klinger. Fake Soldier. Fake Tranny at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (Xr58H)

473 459 Battle of Trenton, Dec 25, 1776.

Official code phrase: "Victory or death."



Aka: America - We Will Kill You In Your Sleep on Christmas

Posted by: pogomip at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (87V/q)

John Batchelor does a great reading of the story on Christmas eve. Incredible heroism is the most trying of times. Washington had to do something right then before his army melted away.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (n13/j)

474 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 25, 2018 08:56 PM (6FqZa)


Dang, the Quint hate is a little much.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (sXefu)

475 I thought this thread was about horses
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:39 PM (sXefu)



Horses and legislators. And sometimes, they're the same thing!

Posted by: Incitatus at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (CPfoe)

476 I'm not going to put down your ancestors. I'd like
just a little respect for mine. My dad was a paratrooper, 82nd Airborne,
WWII. North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, the works. I never heard him make
snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for
whom Fort Bragg was named.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:36 PM (3C9q2)

Hear, hear.One of my great-great-grandfathers was a surgeon in the Iowa Volunteer Infantry. I'd also like to see a little less of that stuff.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 25, 2018 09:44 PM (0QYMt)

477 463 I thought this thread was about horses
Posted by: Catherine the Great at May 25, 2018 09:39 PM (sXefu)
------------------
Yeah, me too.

Posted by: Matthew Broderick at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (0jtPF)

478 M32? Makes me wish I had gotten a chance while in the service to fire a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (x1z41)

479 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)


*raises hand*

I do.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (CPfoe)

480 Ravenous and the z rated scenes you create.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (PUmDY)

481 470 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)

I don't know what you mean:

https://tinyurl.com/ycqvb3jt

https://tinyurl.com/y968eu7p

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 25, 2018 09:46 PM (vpyVq)

482 ONT IS NOOOOOD

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 25, 2018 09:47 PM (y3aQB)

483 MARKETWIRE

New line of David Hogg inspired "Hello Hoggy" licensed products announced

Based on palette of pink and baby blue

Target market is nine year old girls, and other CNN viewers

Posted by: Miklosian Transaltions, SA de CV at May 25, 2018 09:47 PM (zCyNd)

484 One of the outcomes of the Civil War--which my however-many-greats grandfather Zemri fought in--was that a lot of New England boys who had grown up farming rocks looked across the Mississippi at the largest wheat field God ever made and vowed to go back if they lived. A lot of sodbusters, like Zemri, were Civil War vets.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at May 25, 2018 09:47 PM (Kr0FZ)

485 M32? Makes me wish I had gotten a chance while in the service to fire a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 25, 2018 09:45 PM (x1z41)


If you got to fire anything bigger than a Mk 43 then go to the back of the line and wait your turn

Posted by: hogmartin at May 25, 2018 09:48 PM (y87Qq)

486 BTW, rhomboid, if you know anything else about the GG, resources to find out about the camp where my dad was, etc, please let me know. I am also on GAB, I can be PMed there to talk offline.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (nsZWp)

487 Does anyone else think memes are incredibly lame? Very post millennial.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 25, 2018 09:42 PM (PUmDY)


What's with memes? Aren't they lame?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 25, 2018 09:49 PM (sXefu)

488 Grandfather left the coal mines of West Virginia to serve on the Landing command ship USS Ancon at Operation Torch, Operation Husky (Sicily), Operation Avalanche (Salerno), Normandy and on to the Pacific for Okinawa. Experienced uboats, German bombers, radio glide bombs and kamikazes. Saw the surrender next to the Missouri in Tokyo bay.

I spent 7 years in the Army Reserves as a Armored Cav instructor during the Reagan years. Not a veteran because I was a reservist but I was proud of my service. We were in a quality unit led my a maverick LTC who used to be a LRRP in Vietnam with plenty of decorated Vietnam Vets.

At a sleepy Fort McCoy one evening on training he was known to have borrowed an e-6 uniform and drank in the rocker club with his Nam vet NCOs.

It sad. Out of a high school graduating class of 600 in Northbrook Il probably only a dozen or less served in the military in any form. Not surprisingly the same community is now, 30 years or so later looking to implement its own community AWB.

Posted by: Keith at May 25, 2018 09:50 PM (USf3s)

489 you know who hated him and spent the next 40 years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army. Oh, Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories came out of that.

Yes, I read on some other smart military blog that Bragg was not exactly well liked by his men or fellow officers. On that note, sometimes I wonder why the Army decided to name another of its forts after John Bell Hood. Fort Meade is slightly more understandable. Meade had a hot temper but a sound instinct for the real enemy-- he hated the press almost as much as Sherman did.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (3C9q2)

490 471 I never heard him make snide remarks about the Southern guys in his outfit or the general for whom Fort Bragg was named."



Interesting point, because the Federal Officers didn't have much of a
problem with Bragg, but you know who hated him and spent the next 40
years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army.
Oh, Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories
came out of that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:43 PM (V2Yro)

They went after him during the war too. His subordinate Generals formed a cabal and went to Davis, but Davis liked Bragg and did not replace him until he was basically forced to. Bragg did have people skill issues though.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 09:53 PM (n13/j)

491 Let's talk about what makes the United States of America the greatest place anyone has ever been blessed to live in.

We have liberties unlike any other people have ever had. Free speech. The right to keep and bear arms.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:54 PM (kWrQ3)

492 A big a heartfelt "thank you" to those who serve and those who gave everything for me.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (hYcqw)

493 One of the organizational problems that the Confederates had is that the various regiments were loyal to their states, and to their own commanders, but the overall army commanders had no direct way to discipline a sub-commander who didn't see eye to eye, so to speak, with him. This was never a problem with General Lee, because his mystique and gravitas were so great that no one ever dared to disobey him, no matter what the legalities were. But it played hell with General Bragg's command.

P.T. Beauregard of Louisiana particularly despised Bragg. Going into one battle, Bragg, from his general HQ, had instructed Beauregard, who had field command of most of the troops, to launch an all out assault on Federal lines at 7 am during one battle. (may have been Chickamauga, but maybe Stones River) Anyway, 7 came and went, and then 8, and Bragg watching though binoculars from his HQ was greatly alarmed to see nothing happening at all. Bragg sent a rider, a junior officer, to Beauregard to ask him what had gone wrong. The rider found Beauregard and his staff in the middle of a 7 course breakfast on the plantation silver that he had brought with him, along with all his cooks and servants waiting the tables. The rider approached and said "General Beauregard, General Bragg is greatly concerned, and wished to know why the attack which he has ordered has not yet been commenced!"

General Beauregard stood and addressed the junior officer, and he said in his thickest and most patrician Louisiana accent, "You mean to say that the attack has not yet begun? Please return to General Bragg and tell him that I am most distressed at this news, Most distressed!!!" He then dismissed the rider and sat back down to finish the remaining courses of his breakfast.

When the officer returned to Bragg and reported this to him, he later said that at first Bragg was completely quiet, and he then retreated inside his tent, alone, where those outside could hear great swearing and the smashing of chairs and lamps.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 09:55 PM (V2Yro)

494 I don't have any ancestors that I know of who were in the Civil War, but I'm always amused by the ribbing that goes on here on both sides. I think it's mostly good-natured. Mostly.

Northerners and Southerners have fought side-by-side in all of our subsequent wars: WWi, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so on.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

495 And some other Memorial Day-related thoughts.
As much as we kid about the "day of the rake" let's also lift a glass to our great Canadian allies, who have been with us in many a battle. In honor of this, let me present to you the Canadian version of "Rose the Riveter" from the WWII era. Like Rosie, she was used to ramp up support for women factory workers during the War. I think the Canucks did a better job than we did on this one:
https://tinyurl.com/yaeczp7d

And for anyone looking for an *excellent* book on the end of the Pacific Theater or WWII, I strongly recommend "Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-1945" by Max Hastings. It is a great piece of work:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307263517

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 09:58 PM (hYcqw)

496
I don't have any ancestors that I know of who were in the Civil War, but
I'm always amused by the ribbing that goes on here on both sides. I
think it's mostly good-natured. Mostly.



Northerners and Southerners have fought side-by-side in all of our
subsequent wars: WWi, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so
on.

Posted by: rickl at May 25, 2018 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

That war left a long legacy, with a lot of hard feelings. But the troops themselves developed a grudging respect for each other earned by fire. Another thing I wish populace would learn more about is the efforts to heal those wounds by the troops themselves.
At Gettysburg alone they brought Union and Confederate troops together for reunions every 25 years or so. I think they still did it up the 75th reunion in 1938, with president FDR attending. Some men died during the reunion, these were really old guys, but they wanted to be there.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 10:05 PM (n13/j)

497 Let's talk about what makes the United States of America the greatest place anyone has ever been blessed to live in.

We have liberties unlike any other people have ever had. Free speech. The right to keep and bear arms.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 25, 2018 09:54 PM (kWrQ3)
+++++++++
A founding principle and founding document laid out by great men who also understood their limitations and boundless potential for the perfidy of man. I am grateful to have had such unalloyed brilliance in my cultural history. All that we treasure and that we have achieved was enabled by their vision, defended at enormous cost by our armed forces and sustained so far (as trying as times have been for the last generation or so) by a population that understands what it means to be American. I am grateful to have been born here.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2018 10:06 PM (hYcqw)

498 My most famous direct ancestor was Col. Hobart of the 21st Wisconsin, captured at Chickamauga when his regiment (about 400 men) was surrounded on all 4 sides - the rest of the line collapsed and retreated, his unit held firm but then was enveloped by Longstreet's Brigade. He spent a year in Libby prison in Richmond (where officers were held) and then was one of the leaders of one of the first great recorded breakouts from a POW camp. About half of the 100 escapees made it back to union lines, including him. He then was reinstated back into action, and was given a spot as one of Sherman's HQ staff officers during the infamous March through Georgia. So I guess in southern eyes, that's about as lowdown as you can get.

And still I married a southern gal from Louisiana, and now I'm loyal to Texas - so the wheel turns. Btw, she did have some confederate ancestors who involved in the western battles, fought at Pea Ridge in Arkansas and in the Red River campaign. (which the Feds screwed up completely)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 25, 2018 10:09 PM (V2Yro)

499 ONT up

Posted by: Fox2! at May 25, 2018 10:11 PM (brIR5)

500 you know who hated him and spent the next 40
years badmouthing him? Every other officer in the Confederate Army. Oh,
Bragg was despised by his staff! And a lot of hilarious war stories came
out of that.



Yes, I read on some other smart military blog that Bragg was not
exactly well liked by his men or fellow officers. On that note,
sometimes I wonder why the Army decided to name another of its forts
after John Bell Hood. Fort Meade is slightly more understandable. Meade
had a hot temper but a sound instinct for the real enemy-- he hated the
press almost as much as Sherman did.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2018 09:52 PM (3C9q2)
And they got back at Meade by basically giving all credit to Grant and not writing a thing about Meade once Grant came East. Of course Grant deserved top billing, but historians are pretty clear the press had it in for Meade as he did for them.

Posted by: Quint at May 25, 2018 10:22 PM (n13/j)

501 Wifes great uncle was thought to have been lost over the English channel in a Thunderbolt WW2, They found his body last year buried in France and ID it with DNA, he is home now.

She also lost a cousin in Vietnam.

My side if the family served but we always seemed to make it home or miss the wars by a year or so.

Posted by: Garbone at May 25, 2018 10:33 PM (9dH/8)

502 Got a couple of great,great uncles--think that's how it goes--dead of yellow fever in Cuba.
Missed Korea. Got Purple Hearts WW I and WW II. Brother killed in SEA so I didn't deploy.
Father and three uncles had been in combat here and there, and another not, but were all figuring they'd have to invade Japan for the last act.
I grew up in one of those subdivisions they were slapping up in the Fifties outside big cities. Homes for young guys with families just starting. Meant that practically every adult male on the block was a veteran of WW II. It was like growing up in a giant VFW encampment.
Wouldn't have been much call for those houses without the atomic bomb.

Here's to us.
Who's like us?
Damn' few.
And they're all dead.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 25, 2018 11:28 PM (bcw4+)

503 Our family has a history of service dating back to the Revolutionary War.
We cover all branches, and the service ranges from one and done to a career.
One segment or another has managed to have skin in just about every conflict that has happened right up to the present.
My war was Vietnam and I'd prefer not to have to engage in another one.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 25, 2018 11:33 PM (S/hVx)

The FBI Claimed it Redacted the Embarrassing Fact of Andrew McCabe Spending $70,000 of Taxpayer Money on a Conference Table Due to "National Security" Concerns

Obviously, we must believe everything the Deep State tells us.

They went to college and carry guns. Ergo, all college-proud Republicans are duty-bound to believe everything they say. (Oh, and also: Tribalism is bad when you do it.)

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for lying under oath, spent $70,000 in taxpayer dollars on a conference table. The FBI also redacted the conference tableís steep price tag from documents that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested, in an apparent attempt to hide it from Congress.

In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed that the FBI had redacted the cost of the table from a document he and his fellow members of the committee requested to see. Grassley said many of the redactions within the documents made no sense, nor were they made to protect national security secrets.


"Congress, and the public, have a right to know how the Department spends taxpayer money," Grassley wrote. "I am unaware of any legitimate basis on which the cost of a conference table should be redacted. Embarrassment is not a good enough reason. The manner in which some redactions have been used casts doubt on whether the remaining redactions are necessary and defensible."

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:53 PM




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Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 05:46 PM (7C3D2)

2 Wow. And I read the content.

I'll summon The Others.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2018 05:46 PM (7C3D2)

3 John Podhoretz just tweeted his disgust at any attacks on the FBI, for he has conceived a great affection and sense of personal gratitude.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 25, 2018 05:47 PM (QEXYi)

4 th?<