November 30, 2016

30 Days Hath November ONT
— Open Blogger

Well, it's that time of year again. No matter how much it seems like just yesterday it was spring, tomorrow is December 1st.

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I rather like Christmastime. It may seem silly and old fashioned to people of the more cynical sort, but I enjoy the Christmas spirit. For me it usually kicks in about the second or third week of December and it makes everything brighter. And yes, unless I happen to know that someone is of a different faith, everyone gets a cheery “Merry Christmas” from me. You can take that happy holidays crap and shove it up your....chimney.
Carols


One thing I really miss is caroling. I can't carry a tune in a wheelbarrow, but I used to love caroling when I was a kid, especially on a snowy night. Nobody wants to do it anymore, I've tried. Well, nobody I know anyhow. It's a shame. Friendship, laughter, joy, peace on Earth and goodwill towards men, followed by hot cocoa or a nip of something stronger...good times, good times. This is my favorite Christmas carol, it literally brings tears to my eyes.


The clips from The Nativity Story are just great. I wish I could sing like that, I truly do.


Grinches


State Regulators Deny The Homeless A Free Meal


Not only are leftists a bunch of whiny children, but they're also a bunch of vindictive assholes.


A Customer Outed This Trump Supporter, And He Lost 15 Percent Of His Business

Notice that the store owner didn't do anything except try to stop someone who was being angry and disruptive from bothering his customers, but if you're not of The Body you must be punished. I know Goldberg's, and their bagels are too good for this too be more than a momentary blip. In fact, I think I know what I'm going to have for breakfast tomorrow. A toasted onion bagel, with cream cheese, a slice of tomato and lox. From Goldberg's. And I'll tell them why I drove 10 miles just for breakfast too.


Bee Movie

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The Bee Movie was a rather forgettable animated Dreamworks film from about 15 years ago. Jerry Seinfeld stars as a bee who leaves his hive, strikes up a friendship with a human woman and then is horrified when he discovers that humans eat honey. He then sues them or something, I don't exactly remember. Somehow, this film has become an internet meme, mainly around the number of times that the word “bee” is spoken. Obviously, it's a lot. People took that simple fact and ran with it. For example, here someone took the movie, and everytime someone says bee, it speeds up. You can watch the entire film in 7 minutes. Or there's this copy of the trailer, where the word bee is replaced with a clip of a puppy rolling down the stairs. I'd be horrified if the pup was hurt, but he's obviously all right and the nose over tail flip he does down the last two stairs is, I'll admit it, pretty funny. I laughed out loud in spite of myself when I first saw it. There's a whole bunch more here, where the movie speeds up, slows down, changes language, pixilates, whatever. Strange thing to become a meme.


Wrong Button

CNN accidentally broadcasts 30 minutes of hardcore porn

(Warning, completely pixilated fake "screen capture" at the link)
Actually, it's a hoax (see link). Still, it was a pretty funny story that made a splash on Twitter briefly this week. When I first heard it, I assumed that they were trying something unconventional to regain credibility after their election coverage debacle, but, nope, someone just made it up. Well played, but not quite.....


Troll Level: Master

That award goes to CBS. Before the Thanksgiving NFL game between the Vikings and the Lions, Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem. And sang it. And sang it. It wasn't quite Bleeding Gums Murphy long, but it wasn't short either. A little while later someone in the CBS truck popped up this graphic:

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Ach! Me Wee Barns!


Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars

Inspiring


Why A German Pilot Escorted An American Bomber To Safety During World War II

On the way out to the sea, Ye Olde Pub passed a German airfield. Lt. Franz Stigler, a Luftwaffe fighter pilot just in from shooting down two B-17s, saw Ye Olde Pub limp by. Naturally, he scrambled to give chase. But what he saw arrested any aggression he may have had. As he told interviewers in 1991, he was aghast at the amount of damage the bomber had sustained. Its nose cone was missing, it had several gaping holes in the fuselage. He could see crew members giving first aid to the wounded, and most of the plane’s guns hung limp, unmanned as they were.

“I saw his gunner lying in the back profusely bleeding….. so, I couldn’t shoot. I tried to get him to land in Germany and he didn’t react at all. So, I figured, well, turn him to Sweden, because his airplane was so shot up; I never saw anything flying so shot up.”


Great story, and you can follow a link at the page to video of the two pilots meeting in 1991. They remained fast friends until they both passed away in 2008.

Related:

Flying the Me 262 – Amazing Footage Of the Only Flyable Nazi Jet Fighter


Dad Reflexes

OK, the first video does take the piss out of moms a bit, but here are some amazing catches:













Don't Send Your Kids to Hofstra Law School

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So your argument is that the Constitution is....unconstitutional. Riiiight.

News You Can Use


Why doesn't my health insurance work like my car insurance?

Tonight's ONT brought to you by hipster nativity:

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The Yahoo Group says “Bah! Humbug!”

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1 foist

Posted by: Mallfly ver 2.0001 at November 30, 2016 04:54 PM (2JQBv)

2 FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 04:54 PM (rH4JY)

3 *swat*

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 04:55 PM (rH4JY)

4 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 04:55 PM (IcT7t)

5 and my day has come to a successful completion, which should give you some idea of why I drink.

Posted by: Mallfly ver 2.0001 at November 30, 2016 04:55 PM (2JQBv)

6 Weirddave, that Josh Groban song is my favorite too. I know he's a lefty, but his voice could melt rock. I like how he sings it without any embellishments.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 04:57 PM (Zokmo)

7 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 30, 2016 04:59 PM (HooF2)

8 >>>The Bee Movie was a rather forgettable animated Dreamworks film from about 15 years ago. Jerry Seinfeld stars as a bee I mean hey, what's the deal with Jewish stand up comics starring as insects in animated films? Woody Allen starred as an ant in Antz.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 05:00 PM (rH4JY)

9 That hipster nativity is something. At least it's still Mary and Joseph. Thank heavens.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:01 PM (Zokmo)

10 And that story about the German pilot was great too. Very nice ONT Weirddave - thank you!

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:02 PM (Zokmo)

11 'Walkin' round in women's underwear...' What? Too early?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 05:02 PM (u8kLQ)

12 Oh Holy Night is also nearly impossible to sing unless you are actually a singer, like Groban. Beautiful song. I always liked Nat King Cole's version (Groban's version reminds me of that). Also, Manheim Steamrollers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 05:02 PM (3JoAW)

13 Josh Groban's rendition of O Holy Night is breathtaking...which is ironic as I think he's Jewish. The tree is up and decorated...it's the first time the tree has been up on November in I don't even know how long.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 05:03 PM (smD62)

14 ME-262, it's a German ship...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 05:03 PM (PRtT5)

15 Do Batman and Robin celebrate Christmas? Are they Christians or atheists? Or will they be retconned into being Muslims?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 05:03 PM (rH4JY)

16 Paul Schaffer, of all people, used to do a funny impression of Cher trying to "sing" O Holy Night.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 05:03 PM (u8kLQ)

17 Hah...the dad reflexes thing is cool.

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 05:03 PM (qUNWi)

18 9 That hipster nativity is something. At least it's still Mary and Joseph. Thank heavens. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:01 PM (Zokmo) Assuming that's how they're feeling at that particular moment.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 30, 2016 05:03 PM (BXC+l)

19 Not with the GIFs, again.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 05:04 PM (MQZBa)

20 O Holy Night is absolutely amazing. The greatest carol I think that really captures the beauty and love of the sacrifice of the Most High.

Posted by: Jmel at November 30, 2016 05:05 PM (I34S0)

21 That football graphic was pretty fuckin funny.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at November 30, 2016 05:06 PM (w+Jhj)

22 9 That hipster nativity is something. At least it's still Mary and Joseph. Thank heavens. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:01 PM (Zokmo) You're assuming that Mary has *always* been Mary and Joseph has *always* been Joseph.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 05:06 PM (PRtT5)

23 Happy to see you back WeirdDave posting another great ONT. Hope Ace's punishment for the awesome erotica last week was minimal and swift. I've sent that Sir Patrick Stuart erotic Artwork to family and friends and have received glowing reviews BTW.

Posted by: Pepe, Proud American Nationalist at November 30, 2016 05:06 PM (Tegl7)

24 Stomped from last thread. The end of Hillary's evening, Nov.8, 2016: http://tinyurl.com/hillarysend

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 30, 2016 05:07 PM (ty7RM)

25 For CaliGirl: my answer re your AR-15 and CA's newest idiotic laws. First, I'm not the go-to guy on AR/CA legal stuff. CalGuns.net forums are probably your best bet - though there they may still be (with reason) saying it's too early to say exactly how the "assault weapon" regs will be written, so it's too early to know exactly what's what. You mentioned the grip. As I intend to build two "feature-less" ARs (under current CA law), I have looked into that a bit (i.e. alternatives to pistol grips). My current solution is the FRS grip, made by a company up in NorCal (easy to look them up). It's a tubular equivalent of a traditional rifle stock. Actually was able to handle on at a shooting match a few weeks ago - I liked it. If I manage to get around to building mine before Sacramento signals it's next round of idiocy, I'm going with the FRS stock.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 05:07 PM (QDnY+)

26 Boy, talk about police brutality! http://tinyurl.com/zo4wgct

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 05:08 PM (Nwg0u)

27 Hey.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2016 05:08 PM (0mRoj)

28 Hi Insomniac.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 05:08 PM (CRotO)

29 Dad reflexes are need to be studied. They are real.

Posted by: Pepe, Proud American Nationalist at November 30, 2016 05:08 PM (Tegl7)

30 I really enjoyed Josh Groban's performance in W.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 30, 2016 05:09 PM (rH4JY)

31 Not with the GIFs, again.

I learned my lesson. It's all in the size of the gifs. These are all small, no problem. I even checked on my phone to make sure there was no problem there either.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2016 05:10 PM (Ga9pP)

32 Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 10:08 PM (CRotO) What's happenin'?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2016 05:10 PM (0mRoj)

33 There's no Segway in Christmasball!!

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 05:10 PM (qUNWi)

34 main headline at Drudge: 50 DAYS UNTIL TRUMP! nuff said.

Posted by: Mallfly ver 2.0001 at November 30, 2016 05:10 PM (2JQBv)

35 I think if you want to hear the best unique version of O Holy Night, NSync had one of the neatest versions. It was acapella, and had a very barbershop quartet feel to it, so I've always enjoyed it. But, I just don't think Groban can be beat. Although, he doesn't hold that long, powerful note the way others do.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 05:11 PM (smD62)

36 This is weird, Weirddave. I just finished reading the book about the B-17/Me-262 incident - "A Higher Call" - last night! Recommend. It's a fun quick read. And the collateral stuff about the German (Franz Stigler) and his Luftwaffe career is very interesting. Some might note I've been salting my comments with tidbits from this book the last few days.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 05:11 PM (QDnY+)

37 Mallfly, re "50 days to Trump", someone should write a version of "The 12 Days Of Christmas" in that vein. Maybe something involving all the Dem tantrums.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 05:12 PM (u8kLQ)

38 every day is a good day when I hear the phrase "President-Elect Donald Trump."
I loooove that he's doing a victory lap before he takes the oath.

Posted by: vivi at November 30, 2016 05:12 PM (11H2y)

39 >>On the way out to the sea, Ye Olde Pub passed a German airfield. Lt. Franz Stigler, a Luftwaffe fighter pilot just in from shooting down two B-17s, saw Ye Olde Pub limp by.
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Amazing story.

I have a limited edition print of a painting of that incident. Signed by both pilots.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2016 05:12 PM (/Nite)

40 In before Yo! Do I win anything?

Posted by: Sue Mundy at November 30, 2016 05:13 PM (n0ksS)

41 One of my favorite Christmas carols has got to be "meee meee meee meee": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIzPF3BfpQ

Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 05:13 PM (8nWyX)

42 Donald Trump is President. Is this world real? Am I the only one?

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 05:13 PM (qUNWi)

43 The hipsters on their segways reminds me of White and Nerdy by another weird fellow.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 05:14 PM (rH4JY)

44 Of course Hillary being President would have been even more bizarre.

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 05:14 PM (qUNWi)

45 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804026685712662528 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804026782781472768 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804026871595859968 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804026972632449024 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804027068052865024

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 05:14 PM (Ya7zs)

46 I am DONE Christmas shopping....and this time I really mean it.



Unless I see a good deal online somewhere......then I'll be DONE...and then I'll really mean it.



Wrapping however.....OY!

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:15 PM (Enq6K)

47 Oof. I just saw a clip of Nancy Pelosi on Fox and she looks just awful. She just needs to retire and play with her grandchildren.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:15 PM (Zokmo)

48 Donald Trump is President. Is this world real? Am I the only one? Posted by: eleven We've escaped from Miss Hannigan's orphanage and we're going to stay with Daddy Warbucks, so yeah, at the moment reality has a bit of a fairytale quality about it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 05:16 PM (rH4JY)

49 More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804027155055333376 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804027332524732416 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804027433641013248 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804027533960351746 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/804027642458570752

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 05:16 PM (Ya7zs)

50 Wrapping however.....OY! I can wrap. Horribly. But I can do it.

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 05:16 PM (qUNWi)

51 47 Oof. I just saw a clip of Nancy Pelosi on Fox and she looks just awful. She just needs to retire and play with her grandchildren. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:15 PM (Zokmo) Woof. She will need to hang a pork chop from her neck so the dogs will play with her

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 05:17 PM (voOPb)

52 50 days until Trump!

This should be a meme we all help to spread!

Posted by: Crusader at November 30, 2016 05:17 PM (OXPMi)

53 Aviator, how cool. Did you meet the pilots?

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:17 PM (Zokmo)

54 hi

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 05:17 PM (cJrMO)

55 Newt on Hannity made a terrific suggestion that Trump rethink the White House Press Office to make it more 'grassroots" and less in thrall to the Makers Of The Narrative. At least deny credentials to Wikileaked Dem stenographers masquerading as reporters...
.

Posted by: vivi at November 30, 2016 05:17 PM (11H2y)

56 I can wrap. Horribly. But I can do it.

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 10:16 PM (qUNWi)


I can wrap....just not looking forward to it.  I have sooooo much to wrap.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:18 PM (Enq6K)

57 Flying the Me 262 - Amazing Footage Of the Only Flyable Nazi Jet Fighter A little mood music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMG1WCVff0I

Posted by: The Flyin' Hat at November 30, 2016 05:18 PM (vBeA5)

58 50 days left of America held hostage.

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 05:18 PM (qUNWi)

59 O, Holy Night. Fwiw, my favorite version w/ Martina McBride. https://youtu.be/hKlOYWwgRo8

Posted by: TinkerstoEverstoChance at November 30, 2016 05:18 PM (WVZVH)

60 Best version of "Oh Holy Night" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiTX_jfUI5Y

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at November 30, 2016 05:18 PM (1JnAL)

61 Calling A Girl A Girl Is Now Considered Emotional Abuse and Homophobia A decade ago, even Leftist's in entertainment, at least publicly, considered that genderbending children was odious. Now, refusing to blindly adhere to the gendering whims of susceptible and emotionally vulnerable children is considered "emotional abuse and homophobia". More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12750

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 30, 2016 05:18 PM (vBeA5)

62 a lot of people aren't aware that the british had a jet fighter about ready to go by the end of the war.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 30, 2016 05:19 PM (WTSFk)

63 Oh Tami, good for you. I've barely started. And I've got two families overseas. I've got to get going. But I have zero ideas.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:19 PM (Zokmo)

64 a lot of people aren't aware that the british had a jet fighter about ready to go by the end of the war. Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 30, 2016 10:19 PM (WTSFk) Gloster Meteor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wemjUKPXSx4

Posted by: The Meteoric Hat at November 30, 2016 05:20 PM (vBeA5)

65 16 Paul Schaffer, of all people, used to do a funny impression of Cher trying to "sing" O Holy Night. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 10:03 PM (u8kLQ) --------------------------- I remember that! Priceless!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 30, 2016 05:20 PM (Nox3c)

66 I can wrap. Horribly. But I can do it. Posted by: eleven White men can't wrap.

Posted by: Busta Wrimes at November 30, 2016 05:21 PM (rH4JY)

67 The bladesmith will have the Colonel's shashka ready in time. Forged blade, Phoenix for the pommel, instead of the traditional eagle - dude's VN, after all - and a good oak grip wrapped in silk cord. The kinzhal might take longer; tempted to give him mine, but it's am heirloom....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 05:21 PM (mky3/)

68 ... the story of the lone innovative british inventor trying to get his jet off the ground (no pun intended) without any government support is quite a rousing tale.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 30, 2016 05:21 PM (WTSFk)

69 Not the bees!!!

Posted by: otho at November 30, 2016 05:22 PM (lmIoG)

70 20 O Holy Night is absolutely amazing. The greatest carol I think that really captures the beauty and love of the sacrifice of the Most High. Posted by: Jmel at November 30, 2016 10:05 PM (I34S0) Celine Dion recorded an incredible version. I heard it on a "Yule Log" post here a couple of years ago. It brought tears to my eyes and I had to drop what I was doing and find out who sang that.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 05:22 PM (sdi6R)

71 " Oof. I just saw a clip of Nancy Pelosi on Fox and she looks just awful. She just needs to retire and play with her grandchildren.

Posted by: bluebell"

She's like the Terminator.  She just keeps going and going and won't stop until she destroys everything.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at November 30, 2016 05:22 PM (w+Jhj)

72 Barn paint thing is kind of misleading. Red ochre pigment is cheap, hence barn paint. Bright red pigment is very expensive, and many red pigments fade, badly. Buy automotive paint, and red is always more expensive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 05:22 PM (MiBfH)

73 One thing I really miss is caroling. I can't carry a tune in a wheelbarrow, but I used to love caroling when I was a kid, especially on a snowy night. ----------- We got together as kids and did it for years. One or two older kids organized things, and by 'older', I mean like 15 or 16. We walked around a large block, and stopped at each house. probably eight of us. It was great. A clear cold night, stars out, brimming with childhood innocence and Christmas joy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 05:22 PM (7H/2n)

74 63 Oh Tami, good for you. I've barely started. And I've got two families overseas. I've got to get going. But I have zero ideas.



Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:19 PM (Zokmo)


Ooooh, I love to do this!  Where do they live...what do they miss the most from the US (or are they not from the US)?  Genders, ages, likes, etc?

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:22 PM (Enq6K)

75 Boy, talk about police brutality! My brother has a particular song he plays when he arrests someone on a meth-related charge. I forget which one, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox, now with added assault weaponry! at November 30, 2016 05:23 PM (bZ7mE)

76 Hipster nativity...Why is the sheep wearing a sweater?

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 05:24 PM (M3DRt)

77 State Regulators Deny The Homeless A Free Meal Of course. Liberalism's big government isn't about caring for people, it's about controlling everything we do. Interestingly, "liberals" no longer stand for "personal liberty".

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 05:24 PM (+lVUW)

78 The bladesmith will have the Colonel's shashka ready in time. Forged blade, Phoenix for the pommel, instead of the traditional eagle - dude's VN, after all - and a good oak grip wrapped in silk cord. Who is the smith, if I may ask?

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 30, 2016 05:25 PM (bZ7mE)

79 Hipster nativity...Why is the sheep wearing a sweater? Irony. Because sweaters are so hard to iron.

Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 05:25 PM (qUNWi)

80 Get Mail Pouch to paint your barn.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 05:25 PM (IqV8l)

81 She's like the Terminator. She just keeps going and going and won't stop until she destroys everything. Posted by: AshevilleRobert Hillary's the Terminator. And we're about at the stage when Linda Hamilton's in the factory and hits the button to activate the hydraulic press.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 05:26 PM (rH4JY)

82 Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2016 10:15 PM (Enq6K) You are on the ball. I have a lot of shopping left. I do have my tree and stockings up and 1 wreath. I have about 6 more wreaths to hang at the house and I put wreaths and solar lights on the fence at the entrance to the ranch. I was thinking about putting poinsettias at the entrance too but then I'll have to drive water down there to water them. But that would look pretty.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:26 PM (Q5Ymk)

83 32 Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 10:08 PM (CRotO) What's happenin'? Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2016 10:10 PM (0mRoj) --- My eyes hurt. And I had my very first panic attack today. Seems that it has finally hit me like a ton of fucking bricks that Carl is not here. And my nose is stuffed up. I thought I could tough it out, but it is so hard. No, I'm not in the holiday spirit at all. I miss him. So fucking much.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 05:26 PM (CRotO)

84 35 But, I just don't think Groban can be beat. Although, he doesn't hold that long, powerful note the way others do. Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 10:11 PM ( Johnny Mathis. I'll second the Nat King Cole too.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 30, 2016 05:26 PM (hscyr)

85 Wrapping however.....OY! Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2016 10:15 PM (Enq6K) I thought Wrapping was a Black thing, not a Jewish thing...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2016 05:27 PM (42Mgr)

86 Tami, you're very sweet, but none of that will help, lol. They're family members, posted at US Embassies, with access to everything you and I can order via US Mail. No, I just need to get off my caboose and do something. I'll start tomorrow. Or the next day. But soon, definitely soon. Nag me about it, okay?

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:27 PM (Zokmo)

87 Snaggletoothed singer with nice sweater puppies does a very nice rendition of Ave Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZABVkrKAPdo

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 05:27 PM (Ya7zs)

88 She's like the Terminator. She just keeps going and going and won't stop until she destroys everything. Fire up the hydraulic press!

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 05:28 PM (IcT7t)

89 Yo SMFH, sorry to hear that. Just take it easy man.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 05:28 PM (Iy6JT)

90 I do have my tree and stockings up and 1 wreath. I have about 6 more wreaths to hang at the house and I put wreaths and solar lights on the fence at the entrance to the ranch.

I was thinking about putting poinsettias at the entrance too but then I'll have to drive water down there to water them.
But that would look pretty.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 10:26 PM (Q5Ymk)


Well, you're waaay ahead of me on the decorating.   I have very few things out.  My son and his fiance are coming down to visit this weekend....she'll help me decorate and put up the tree.


I love poinsettias!  You could get some fake ones at Michael's or Hobby lobby and put those out. 

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:29 PM (Enq6K)

91 @61 I've been re-watching the West Wing lately. The West Wing, a tv show about a Democratic administration, written and produced by wildly liberal people. And, watching it now, it feels like I am watching Reagan compared to what the Left is like now. Some of the themes and dialogue are things a liberal would NEVER say now, and not only that but they would probably excoriate a conservative saying the exact same things liberals said 10 years ago. It's amazing where the world is compared to 10-15 years ago.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 05:29 PM (smD62)

92 *eyes Gok* Not a man.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 05:29 PM (CRotO)

93 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 10:22 PM (MiBfH) I want to paint my barn with lead based paint. It's white.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:29 PM (Q5Ymk)

94 What I'm dreading is Obama's pardons. You know he'll pardon Bergdahl and a whole load of shits, as a final f you to the country.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 30, 2016 05:29 PM (P8951)

95 SMFH, wish I could give you a big hug. It's hard when this stuff hits like a ton of bricks, which it always does. I'm sorry.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:29 PM (Zokmo)

96 No, I just need to get off my caboose and do something. I'll start tomorrow. Or the next day. But soon, definitely soon.

Nag me about it, okay?

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:27 PM (Zokmo)


Will do!  Amazon it.  It's so easy.....too easy.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:30 PM (Enq6K)

97 was thinking about putting poinsettias at the entrance too but then I'll have to drive water down there to water them. But that would look pretty. Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 10:26 PM (Q5Ymk) There is a John Steinbeck short story that this comment reminded me of... It's called, "The Chrysanthemums," and it's set in the Salinas Valley, a few hundred miles North of where you seem to live. Great story.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2016 05:30 PM (42Mgr)

98 Anybody else more than a little nervous that the Turks have had troops on syria since August, and that erdogan yesterday committed ro the removal of Assad? Is that asshole trying to drag the US into a war with Russia in the 11th hour?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 05:30 PM (mky3/)

99 bluebell, I thought after three weeks, I was ok. Guess I'm not.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 05:30 PM (CRotO)

100 I can wrap like nobody's business. I watched a lot of Martha Stewart in college.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 05:31 PM (MQZBa)

101 Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 10:26 PM (CRotO) Hang tough, hour at a time, day at a time

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 05:31 PM (voOPb)

102 84: Oh, yea, Johnny Mathis. I was trying to remember his name. I was somewhere and they were playing Christmas Carols and there was Mathis singing Silver Bells. I couldn't remember his name. His version of O Holy Night is outstanding.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 05:31 PM (3JoAW)

103 {{{{SMFH}}}}

Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2016 05:31 PM (Ga9pP)

104 Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2016 10:29 PM (Enq6K) I want cheap ones. They usually have nice ones at Wal mart that are cheap. I will look at michaels for the fake ones. With my luck someone will steal them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:31 PM (Q5Ymk)

105 63 Oh Tami, good for you. I've barely started. And I've got two families overseas. I've got to get going. But I have zero ideas. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:19 PM (Zokmo) Fill a box with things they can't get wherever they are-favorite candy bars and cake/cookie mixes, Trader Joe's goodies, Virginia peanuts, and if they are in the sandbox, a smithfield ham. We got one in Kuwait, and it was pure heaven. Hubby and I hosted Christmas the first year the embassy reopened, and served that ham, along with turkeys the military gave us-one of my colleagues was gnawing the bone after dinner. Plus-you don't have to wrap anything. Just the box-with brown paper, if that's still a thing for the post office.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 05:32 PM (VnCI9)

106 I can wrap. Horribly. But I can do it. Posted by: eleven ----------- Since there are only the two of us, there's not a lot to wrap, but my pattern is set. Early dinner, then five o'clock Service of Lessons and Carols at Church, then back home. I move to the guest bedroom armed with paper, tape, ribbon, tags, and a heavily fortified eggnog. Presents wrapped, they go under the tree. Then, at 11:30, it's off to Church again for the Midnight Service. Back home, nothing to do but put out milk and a cookie for Santa. Mrs. Hammer chides me for that, but it's always gone in the morning.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 05:32 PM (7H/2n)

107 Snaggletoothed singer with nice sweater puppies does a very nice rendition of O Holy Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh3pFC65CnE

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 05:32 PM (Ya7zs)

108 >>>CNN accidentally broadcasts 30 minutes of hardcore porn As long as it didn't consist of someone accidentally playing something from Anderson Cooper's stash.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 05:32 PM (rH4JY)

109 >>Oof. I just saw a clip of Nancy Pelosi on Fox and she looks just awful. She just needs to retire and play with her grandchildren.

Posted by: bluebell

I thought I was bouncing one of my grandchildren on my knee - turned out to be my right boob.

Posted by: Nancy at November 30, 2016 05:32 PM (/Nite)

110 Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 10:29 PM (smD62) My wife's been watching it, and recently saw an episode where they were nominating a Supreme Court justice. At one point, they were discussing a potential nominee's negatives, one of which was support for same-sex marriage. It was rather striking.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 30, 2016 05:32 PM (BXC+l)

111 30 days hath September, October, November, and December...

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 05:32 PM (kP16F)

112 80. Grew up in WV. They were everywhere, those mail pouch barns. Sigh.... mundus senescit.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 05:33 PM (mky3/)

113 I want to paint my barn with lead based paint. It's white. Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 10:29 PM (Q5Ymk) There's also a redd-orange lead-based pigment called "red lead". Most white pigment these days is titanium dioxide.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 05:33 PM (MiBfH)

114 87: She is a pleasantly curvy critter, isn't she.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 05:33 PM (3JoAW)

115 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2016 10:30 PM (42Mgr) I'll look for that. Thanks!

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:33 PM (Q5Ymk)

116 Love the dad reflexes!

Posted by: nonfeministfemale at November 30, 2016 05:33 PM (ylpXB)

117 I thought Wrapping was a Black thing, not a Jewish thing...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2016 10:27 PM (42Mgr)


I'm a black Jew. 

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:33 PM (Enq6K)

118 Well SMFH, it's normal not to be okay at this point, if that's any consolation. That doesn't make it any easier, I know. Just hold tight to those close to you, and I'll keep praying for you. I think the prayers are more important now than before.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:33 PM (Zokmo)

119 I want to paint my barn with lead based paint. It's white. Posted by: CaliGirl -------------- Heh. In California?! Yeah... pretty hard to imagine that happening.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 05:34 PM (7H/2n)

120 Groban isn't Jewish. His dad converted to Christianity when he married Josh's mother.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 30, 2016 05:35 PM (P8951)

121 Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You lp is fantastic

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 05:35 PM (M3DRt)

122 Women's Guild Christmas Luncheon tomorrow.  We're playing Bingo. 


Shoot me now.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:35 PM (bpfzP)

123 118 Well SMFH, it's normal not to be okay at this point, if that's any consolation. That doesn't make it any easier, I know. Just hold tight to those close to you, and I'll keep praying for you. I think the prayers are more important now than before. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:33 PM (Zokmo) Seconded, dear. Prayers and love your way. (Yours too, bluebell!)

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 05:35 PM (VnCI9)

124 I want cheap ones. They usually have nice ones at Wal mart that are cheap. I will look at michaels for the fake ones.
With my luck someone will steal them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 10:31 PM (Q5Ymk)


Electrify them. 

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:35 PM (Enq6K)

125 bluebell, If I had someone to hold tight, I would. All I have are teddy bears. And his shirts. Seems that my daughter has more important things to do.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 05:35 PM (CRotO)

126 98 Anybody else more than a little nervous that the Turks have had troops on syria since August, and that erdogan yesterday committed ro the removal of Assad? Is that asshole trying to drag the US into a war with Russia in the 11th hour? Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 10:30 PM (mky3/) He's on his own if he attacks Syria. NATO only has to get involved if the Russians attack Turkey.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at November 30, 2016 05:36 PM (1JnAL)

127 100 I can wrap like nobody's business. I watched a lot of Martha Stewart in college. Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 10:31 PM (MQZBa) Please wrap mine. I hate gift wrapping. The gift bag is one of the great inventions of modern times, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 30, 2016 05:37 PM (P8951)

128 SMFH, hold on, day at a time. I'm going through a rough patch myself. The people here have gotten me through some rough times, and they're good people

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 05:37 PM (Ya7zs)

129 Im an Oath Jew and always say Merry Christmas to my Christian friends

Posted by: avi at November 30, 2016 05:38 PM (RvXb3)

130 >>Aviator, how cool. Did you meet the pilots?

Posted by: bluebell

Unfortunately, no. This was a collectors print I purchased at a aviation art gallery. I have been fortunate enough to meet several other WWII aviators though.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2016 05:38 PM (/Nite)

131 We got together as kids and did it for years. One or two older kids organized things, and by 'older', I mean like 15 or 16. We walked around a large block, and stopped at each house. probably eight of us. It was great. A clear cold night, stars out, brimming with childhood innocence and Christmas joy. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 10:22 PM (7H/2n) Try doing that nowadays, and the whole lot of you will get arrested for racism, sexism, and felony homophobia.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 05:39 PM (PRtT5)

132 Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2016 10:33 PM (Enq6K) Types Deletes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 05:39 PM (voOPb)

133 If I had someone to hold tight, I would.
===========================


Imagine a hundred hugs.  That's from us.  They're real.  You just can't see 'em.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:39 PM (bpfzP)

134 126. He's been there since August. No more air strikes, since Assad said they'd down Turkish aircraft. They've been hitting the Kurds, the Turks have, mostly. By erdogan said yesterday that the purpose and goal was to remove Assad. Not good.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 05:39 PM (mky3/)

135 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 10:33 PM (MiBfH) Didn't lead based paint last longer? I don't know anything about paint but if it did last longer I wish I could use it on the exterior of my barn.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:39 PM (Q5Ymk)

136 For those of us who are baseball fans, the owners and players have agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, so there will be no lockout, there will be the Winter Meetings, there will be Baseball

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 05:39 PM (Ya7zs)

137 SMFH, you need to talk to your daughter. I know you're a tough lady, and you been through all kinds of things and come out swinging. But you need to ask your daughter to help you. Just see if you can go fix dinner together, or watch a movie, or anything normal. You've helped her for years, now it's her turn. It's hard to ask, I know, I've been there. But sometimes people don't realize just how much others are suffering.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:39 PM (Zokmo)

138 SMFH, 3 weeks is not a long time at all to get over something like that.  And the holidays intensify all feelings.  One day at a time, sweetie....

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:40 PM (Enq6K)

139 87 Snaggletoothed singer with nice sweater puppies does a very nice rendition of Ave Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZABVkrKAPdo Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 10:27 PM (Ya7zs) Wow.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 05:40 PM (sdi6R)

140 Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 10:26 PM (CRotO) I'm so sorry SMFH. *hugs*

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2016 05:40 PM (0mRoj)

141 Shoot me now. Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 10:35 PM (bpfzP) Bingo is fine as long as you get tanked beforehand.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 05:40 PM (PRtT5)

142 The first part of my Christmas gift came on Nov. 8th. I expect the second part of my Christmas gift to come on Jan. 20th. Oh, and Hillary will never be president of the United States. That is my Christmas bonus!

Posted by: areswoman at November 30, 2016 05:41 PM (Rx2dv)

143 For those of us who are baseball fans, the owners and players have agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, so there will be no lockout, there will be the Winter Meetings, there will be Baseball

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2016 10:39 PM (Ya7zs)

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GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE !!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:41 PM (bpfzP)

144 Good night horde, early start tomorrow. You're in my prayers, SMFH.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 30, 2016 05:41 PM (P8951)

145 Moki, those are great ideas. I'll have to ask them what they can't get. Probably not much; one's in Europe and one's in SA. But it won't hurt to ask. Thank you!!

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:41 PM (Zokmo)

146 ***Top 5 Things Overheard At Last Night's Dinner Between Trump, Romney and Priebus*** 5. "Dammit, how do you calculate 15 percent again?" 4. "We're sorry Mr. Priebus, you already drank all of the Malibu Rum. All the Sapphire Gin too. We do have a bit of chardonnay left..." 3. "Geez, all right Donald, have it your way. May I pleeeze pleeeze pretty pleeeze have the Secretary job, oh pleeeze pleeeze with sugar and a cherry on top?!? Pleeeeeze pleeeeeze??" 2. "You can't order that, Reince. You're not under 12." 1. "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon??"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 05:41 PM (u8kLQ)

147 99 I thought after three weeks, I was ok. Guess I'm not. Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 10:30 PM You gotta just roll with it because it's going to pop up at all times & all places. Everyday shit will all of a sudden set you off. Don't set expectations & be hard on yourself. Feel whatever you feel. There will be good days & bad days. Just be.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 30, 2016 05:41 PM (hscyr)

148 Bluebell, boxes of books. Romance, Sci-fi, mystery, cozies. You can order everything for delivery overseas, but it is really hard to browse that way. And if they are real readers, they have read everything they can find locally.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 05:41 PM (UAqDY)

149 CaliGirl, I don't believe there is any lead based paint manufacturing in the US. I believe it stopped in 1978 Doubtful it would be sold

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 05:42 PM (voOPb)

150 Bingo is fine as long as you get tanked beforehand.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 10:40 PM (PRtT5)

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



Crap.  I'm embarrassed I didn't think of that.


Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:42 PM (bpfzP)

151 Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&∧ so there at November 30, 2016 10:37 PM (P8951) I use bags for the adults gifts but I wrap the kids gifts. My grandmother wrapped really well, so does my mother. She makes the handmade bows. The first few I wrap look great then I get tired of doing it and it goes downhill from there. One of my friends is OCD and lines up the pattern on the back of the box she's wrapping. It's insane and I doubt anyone notices.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:43 PM (Q5Ymk)

152 127 Please wrap mine. I hate gift wrapping. The gift bag is one of the great inventions of modern times, as far as I'm concerned. Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&∧ so there at November 30, 2016 10:37 PM (P8951) That's why books are the best presents. They're very easy to wrap.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 05:43 PM (sdi6R)

153 SMFH, when Papa Basura passed, it took Mama Basura months to start living normally again. 3 weeks is nothing. As others of the horde have said, one day at a time. You know it's good advice, it didn't come from me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 05:43 PM (IcT7t)

154 Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars When the universe reaches thermodynamic equilibrium, it will apparently consist of Fe-56 nuclei at 4 K perfectly evenly distributed across the entire universe. Fe-56 is the most stable nucleus; ones lighter than are unstable wrt fusion, those heavier wrt to fission.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:44 PM (SRKgf)

155 Didn't lead based paint last longer? I don't know anything about paint but if it did last longer I wish I could use it on the exterior of my barn. Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 10:39 PM (Q5Ymk) Lead made for brighter colors, for those colors for which it was suitable, anyway. For your barn, plain old red oxide barn paint is probably the best bet. Sort of a pigmented stain, goes well on weathered wood. My 100-year old barn still has red barn paint on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 05:44 PM (MiBfH)

156 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 10:42 PM (voOPb) The old timers tell me it lasted longer on the exterior outbuildings. They miss it. They could be full of it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:44 PM (Q5Ymk)

157 Romney After Trump Meeting: "I've Been Impressed by What I've Seen"

Kelley Anne Conway after Romney meeting (paraphrased) 'Why the hell are we talking to this asshole?"


I'm with her.


Night!


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 05:44 PM (zu88C)

158 On a lighter note, good friend, and long ago dating friend called tonight.  Says he gets tire of doing shit alone.  Gonna ride with him in the biker toy run on Sat.Still have all my leathers. (they still fit!)  Guess I'm not too long in the tooth yet. 

Asked grandson, what would a teenage boy want for Christmas.  The teens are always neglected as far as gifts. He says a book or gift card.  This from the little fucker that hates to read.  So, I'm taking a bio on Audie Murphy and put a Walmart gift card in it.  Should be fun to see all the old crowd.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2016 05:44 PM (a62hT)

159 122 Women's Guild Christmas Luncheon tomorrow. We're playing Bingo. Shoot me now. Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 10:35 PM (bpfzP) BINGO! http://tinyurl.com/z3ucfcd

Posted by: josephistan at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (7qAYi)

160 I ate tons of lead paint chips, and I came out fine!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (u8kLQ)

161 150. In the words of Evil Spock: 'Your agonizer, please. '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (mky3/)

162 SMFH prayers out for you. i can't imagine. things will get better.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (KP5rU)

163 One of my friends is OCD and lines up the pattern on the back of the box she's wrapping. It's insane and I doubt anyone notices.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 10:43 PM (Q5Ymk)

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I'm like that.  When my kids were growing up, I told them there were two Big Important Lessons about Christmas:


1.) Jesus Christ is Born


2.) Crease your edges.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (bpfzP)

164 149 CaliGirl, I don't believe there is any lead based paint manufacturing in the US. I believe it stopped in 1978 Doubtful it would be sold Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 10:42 PM (voOPb) Lead paint is what accounts for the dismal academic performances and IQ scores in the ghetto, I am reliably told. Oh. OK.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (SRKgf)

165 The old timers tell me it lasted longer on the exterior outbuildings. They miss it. They could be full of it. Maybe they just liked how sweet the chips tasted?

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (IcT7t)

166 Willowed on the last thread, I'm goona annoy you w/ this again... How many bald Presidents have there been? Posted by: eleven at November 30, 2016 09:50 Ike. Posted by: One Eyed Fat Man at November 30, 2016 09:58 Also John Quincy Adams. I think he's unfairly missed as a great man. After his presidency he served as a representative from MA. Diligently anti-slavery. He earlier defended the slave revolt on a ship, I'm drawing a blank on the name but it was made into a movie. Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 10:29 PM (o/90i)

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 05:45 PM (o/90i)

167 SMFH, you've got to give yourself more than three weeks!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 30, 2016 05:46 PM (EZebt)

168 Evenin Horde of Fantastictacular.... Barns are Red and some are advertisements.... Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco.... Hillbilly marketin at its finest.... I linked some historical background..... In my area, it was more common to see Mail Pouch than a Red barn..... To this day, there are some faded reminders still standin...

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 05:46 PM (6IpYk)

169 a lot of people aren't aware that the british had a jet fighter about ready to go by the end of the war. - The Gloster Meteor was operational in the final months of the war but was not used over mainland Europe for fear the Germans and would learn the secrets of jet technology if a plane were lost (although German jet technology was more advanced). It was used mainly to intercept V-1 Doodle Bugs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 05:46 PM (Nwg0u)

170 Farmer, "Amistad."

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at November 30, 2016 05:46 PM (u8kLQ)

171 145 Moki, those are great ideas. I'll have to ask them what they can't get. Probably not much; one's in Europe and one's in SA. But it won't hurt to ask. Thank you!! Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:41 PM (Zokmo) After 11 embassies, I can tell you- ghiradelli chocolate chips were the best things anyone could send me-commissaries didn't stock them, and they make the best chocolate chip cookies. Also, new release videos-because AFRTS is all you get, and the movies in Europe are all dubbed. (GB being the notable exception) We also LOVED silly things like Little Debbie stuff-especially the holiday treats-the kids would take them to school and be exceedingly popular. And in the Middle East, goya ham seasoning was a true Godsend. Funny, looking back, at the stuff we treasured. Granted, we were in crapholes, except for Poland, so that might explain our tastes!

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 05:46 PM (VnCI9)

172 Farmer, "Amistad." Dang sock!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 05:46 PM (u8kLQ)

173 One of my goals this winter is to build a tool shed/wood shed and paint it with whitewash. I am still mulling recipes. I am looking at the one that is slaked lime, calcium chloride and molasses.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 05:47 PM (UAqDY)

174 >>I ate tons of lead paint chips, and I came out fine! Posted by: Nancy Pelosi

Me too!

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 30, 2016 05:47 PM (/Nite)

175 I'd love to hang out with y'all but I am just not feeling it tonight. Catch you tomorrow.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2016 05:47 PM (0mRoj)

176 >> One of my friends is OCD and lines up the pattern on the back of the box she's wrapping. It's insane and I doubt anyone notices. OCD you say?

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 05:47 PM (MQZBa)

177 You know he'll pardon Bergdahl and a whole load of shits, as a final f you to the country. Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&∧ so there at November 30, 2016 10:29 PM (P8951) Well, that would be a f**k you to the military personnel who died looking for Bergdahl after he decided to leave his base and go chit chat with the enemy. Obama already got away with inviting that little shithead to the white house.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 05:47 PM (+lVUW)

178 For those who don't like to wrap, do what I do. After Christmas each year, i buy the absolute tackiest Christmas paper I can find. My Little Ponies, Justin Bieber, One Direction, whatever is the worst and dirt cheap. That way, when I wrap the gifts, I don't give a darn what they look like and I'm giggling too. We have thevtackuest looking pile under the tree and I love it. This is just for immediate family, of course. I do have normal paper for the normal people.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:48 PM (Zokmo)

179 22 9 That hipster nativity is something. At least it's still Mary and Joseph. Thank heavens. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:01 PM (Zokmo) You're assuming that Mary has *always* been Mary and Joseph has *always* been Joseph. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 10:06 PM (PRtT5) Well someone had a vagina at some point. Penis not required though.

Posted by: buzzion at November 30, 2016 05:48 PM (z/Ubi)

180 >>Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2016 10:47 PM (0mRoj) Go feel it and then come back later. ...but, wash your hands first!

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 05:48 PM (MQZBa)

181 Crap. I'm embarrassed I didn't think of that. Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 10:42 PM (bpfzP) It's the only way to survive one of those things, really. After you've gotten yourself completely sloshed, just have the Rev trundle you in in a wheelbarrow and you'll be good to go.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 05:48 PM (PRtT5)

182 Sorry, I'm on my phone. *the tackiest *

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:49 PM (Zokmo)

183 Goodnight Insomniac.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:49 PM (bpfzP)

184 Well, that would be a f**k you to the military personnel who died looking for Bergdahl after he decided to leave his base and go chit chat with the enemy. Obama already got away with inviting that little shithead to the white house. Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 10:47 PM (+lVUW) So it's a fait accompli then.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 05:49 PM (8nWyX)

185 150 Bingo is fine as long as you get tanked beforehand. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 10:40 PM (PRtT5) ================================ Crap. I'm embarrassed I didn't think of that. Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 10:42 PM (bpfzP) How do you get a dear sweet little old lady to say "Ah, fuck!"? Get another little old lady to say "Bingo!"

Posted by: Halfwise at November 30, 2016 05:49 PM (rB/gm)

186 I ate tons of lead paint chips, and I came out fine!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at November 30, 2016 10:45 PM (u8kLQ)



Not so fast.  I used to play on yellow cake and am smarter that you.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2016 05:49 PM (a62hT)

187 After Christmas each year, i buy the absolute tackiest Christmas paper I can find. My Little Ponies, Justin Bieber, One Direction, whatever is the worst and dirt cheap. That way, when I wrap the gifts, I don't give a darn what they look like and I'm giggling too. We have thevtackuest looking pile under the tree and I love it. This is just for immediate family, of course. I do have normal paper for the normal people. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:48 PM (Zokmo) That is totally AWESOME!!!!

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 05:50 PM (VnCI9)

188 At the post office getting stamps yesterday. Lady in front of me is at the counter. She asks to see the Christmas stamps....but nothing religious. "Christ"mas, nope nothing religious there........WTF.....I know, I know......but still..... {{{SMFH}}}

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai)-deplorable gobsmacked rage-monkey staying alive, ahhhh! at November 30, 2016 05:50 PM (JNDQi)

189 169 a lot of people aren't aware that the british had a jet fighter about ready to go by the end of the war. - The Gloster Meteor was operational in the final months of the war but was not used over mainland Europe for fear the Germans and would learn the secrets of jet technology if a plane were lost (although German jet technology was more advanced). It was used mainly to intercept V-1 Doodle Bugs. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 10:46 PM (Nwg0u) We had the P-59 Airacomet in service in 1943, but it was deemed unsuitable for front line service, so it was relegated to training.

Posted by: josephistan at November 30, 2016 05:50 PM (7qAYi)

190 After you've gotten yourself completely sloshed, just have the Rev trundle you in in a wheelbarrow and you'll be good to go. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 10:48 PM
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Sounds like a plan to me.  And what the heck is a guild?  Should I know this?  Will there be a quiz?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:50 PM (bpfzP)

191 Night Insomniac.  Hope you feel it later.  Wait....

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 05:50 PM (Enq6K)

192 SMFH, it takes time.  Give it six months at least.  I know that doesn't helpl  Prayers for you

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2016 05:50 PM (a62hT)

193 I don't think that healthcare story is really about healthcare: "And then his rod tip dipped really hard, I felt a good yank on my pole at the same time, we smiled and both jumped up to set the hooks, started reeling like crazy, and our problems just melted away."

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 30, 2016 05:50 PM (uz/Pv)

194 Pastors wife is ranked. That won't cause any gossip

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 05:51 PM (voOPb)

195 >>One of my friends is OCD and lines up the pattern on
the back of the box she's wrapping. It's insane and I doubt anyone
notices.

Posted by: CaliGirl

I don't find that odd.

And I'd notice - but then I have been accused of having a touch of OCD.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2016 05:51 PM (/Nite)

196 I don't think the wrapping paper thing is OCD....I try to do the same. Now, I don't scrap everything if it doesn't work out. But, I do try my best to match the pattern when possible. Which, with a straight box and a straight cut, usually isn't a problem.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 05:51 PM (smD62)

197 See Rock City

Posted by: Red Lead at November 30, 2016 05:51 PM (7H/2n)

198 Tanked not ranked ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 05:51 PM (voOPb)

199 Hello Horde, Christmastime is my jam. I am the lord king of carolling and Christmas spirit. I love singing and I love all kinds of Christmas singing and if it's worth singing at Christmas, I've sung it. I sang the solo for Vince Gill's "Let There be Peace on Earth" when I was still a soprano. I've sung Benjamin Britten and 'Betelehemu' and Irving Berlin and the Ukrainian Bell Carol and Poverty, which is the best Christmas carol you've never heard of. I banged the girl who got the solo for Once In Royal David's City at my school's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. I know 'O Come All Ye Faithful' better in Latin than I do in English and whether your arrangement of Adam Lay Ybounden is in the actual middle English or a bastardization but that doesn't mean I'm too good for Holly Jolly Christmas. I am singing "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "White Christmas" in two weekends at a very nice restaurant, by request, and I'm pitching in for 'Mary Did You Know' even though that's tacky because I have great respect for the Virgin Mother as a result of an out of body experience I had the first time I ever sang Hadley's "I Sing of a Maiden." If you cannot get down with Christmas music then fuck you for real, and if you can then gather round with the nog and take the melody on this next verse, I've got you.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 05:52 PM (Iy6JT)

200 Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 10:45 PM (bpfzP) My grandmother taught me the same thing. I don't try to match the pattern on the back because I'm lazy and just want to be done. That takes extra work and extra wrapping paper.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:52 PM (Q5Ymk)

201 168. Growing up, I thought that was just the way barns looked. Loved the black and blue and gold color scheme. Montani semper liberi. **hoists jelly jar**

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 05:52 PM (mky3/)

202 198 Tanked not ranked ugh Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb) Lol- I thought that was a new way the cool kids said drunk.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 05:52 PM (VnCI9)

203 Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars Wait, is the google goof saying that the iron oxide on earf is from dead stars? 'Cause that's a new one to me.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 05:52 PM (1G5R8)

204 187 After Christmas each year, i buy the absolute tackiest Christmas paper I can find. My Little Ponies, Justin Bieber, One Direction, whatever is the worst and dirt cheap. That way, when I wrap the gifts, I don't give a darn what they look like and I'm giggling too. We have thevtackuest looking pile under the tree and I love it. This is just for immediate family, of course. I do have normal paper for the normal people. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:48 PM (Zokmo) That is totally AWESOME!!!! Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 10:50 PM (VnCI9) A friend of mine bought 20 rolls of Justin Bieber wrapping paper for his daughter after she told him that she's not into him anymore. She'll be trolled each Christmas until she graduates college.

Posted by: josephistan at November 30, 2016 05:52 PM (7qAYi)

205 One of my friends is OCD and lines up the pattern on the back of the box she's wrapping. It's insane and I doubt anyone notices. Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 10:43 PM (Q5Ymk) === Oh, we notice. We also judge people who do not wrap this way.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 30, 2016 05:52 PM (EZebt)

206 198 Tanked not ranked ugh Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb) Well that clears that up, I read 'ranked' as 'naked'. I need to bump up the font size or invest in new eyeballs.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 05:53 PM (8nWyX)

207 Oh and SMFH I actually did figure that out, but do feel better.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 05:53 PM (Iy6JT)

208 Women's Guild Christmas Luncheon tomorrow. We're playing Bingo. My 80-IQ mother-in-law lives for Sunday bingo.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 30, 2016 05:53 PM (uz/Pv)

209 That bit of tinsel is crooked. And that one. And that one. And that one. And that one. And that one. And that one. And that one. And that one. And that one. And that one...

Posted by: Mr OCD at November 30, 2016 05:53 PM (XoldI)

210 And I had my very first panic attack today.

Seems that it has finally hit me like a ton of fucking bricks that Carl is not here.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 10:26 PM (CRotO)

(((Miss Joy)))  I want you to know you can reach out to me ANY time.  I wasn't even able to cry for more than a few seconds at a time until he'd been gone for months.  tp4evr at the yahoo thingy.  Make a note of it.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 05:53 PM (tHwdc)

211 Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 10:51 PM (smD62) My friend will scrap it if it's not perfect. It has to be perfect. I think if the pattern on the back doesn't match it drives her crazy.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:53 PM (Q5Ymk)

212 194 Pastors wife is ranked. That won't cause any gossip Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb) AP or Coaches Poll?

Posted by: josephistan at November 30, 2016 05:54 PM (7qAYi)

213 Tanked not ranked ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb)

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I knew what you meant.  I speak Wisconsin.


Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:54 PM (bpfzP)

214 The Stigler story has been around awhile and never gets old.  Thing is, my father knew Charlie Brown from his (father's) time in Laos with A.I.D. (I spent all but the first 2 weeks of my first 6 months of life in Laos).  I remember hearing the name as a kid -- I knew my father was talking about a real person he knew -- but it stuck out because, duh.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 30, 2016 05:54 PM (dZ756)

215 Oh, we notice. We also judge people who do not wrap this way.>>>

But only if the gift sucks.

Posted by: Willy J. at November 30, 2016 05:54 PM (MJkxq)

216 SMFH

I am just up the road from you. If there is anything we can do for you please ask.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2016 05:55 PM (/Nite)

217 Farmer, "Amistad." Dang sock! Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 10:46 LOL, I hate when I do that. TY

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 05:55 PM (o/90i)

218 BINGO! http://tinyurl.com/z3ucfcd Posted by: josephistan at November 30, 2016 10:45 PM (7qAYi) That's pretty funny trolling.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 05:55 PM (PRtT5)

219 Josephistan, this actually started because of one of my college age daughters. I had given a roll of One Direction paper to my youngest daughter and she had used this to wrap her gifts. We were having a Christmas party and the older one was going nuts about the tacky paper and trying to hide those packages under the others, while the rest of us were laughing at her. That sealed the deal.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 05:55 PM (Zokmo)

220 My 80-IQ mother-in-law lives for Sunday bingo.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 30, 2016 10:53 PM (uz/Pv)

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Thanks.  Good to know. 

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 05:55 PM (bpfzP)

221 CaliGirl, you saw my semi-non-answer to your AR question way up above, this thread? Just checking.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 05:56 PM (QDnY+)

222 if you can then gather round with the nog and take the melody on this next verse, I've got you. Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 10:52 PM (Iy6JT) I'm a mezzo now, and do a "mean harmony." My personal fave is the Holly Bears a Berry, as well as the French Christmas hymns, like "Il et ne, le divine enfant."

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 05:56 PM (VnCI9)

223 CNN accidentally broadcasts 30 minutes of hardcore porn As long as it didn't consist of someone accidentally playing something from Anderson Cooper's stash. The report I saw claimed it was tranny porn, so perhaps it did.

Posted by: gewa76 at November 30, 2016 05:56 PM (B6OKy)

224 Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 30, 2016 10:52 PM (EZebt) I give her gifts in a bag with the tissue paper all jacked up because I have cats and the string handles cut because my cat had her head stuck in one and freaked out. All my gift bags under the tree get the handles cut. She calls me a dork.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 05:56 PM (Q5Ymk)

225 >>>Well that clears that up, I read 'ranked' as 'naked'. I need to bump up the font size or invest in new eyeballs. I've never seen a tanked naked pastors wife. But I have seen a naked tanked pastors daughter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 05:56 PM (voOPb)

226 Handel's For Unto Us a Child Is Botn is one of my favorites

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 05:56 PM (M3DRt)

227 Didn't lead based paint last longer? I don't know anything about paint but if it did last longer I wish I could use it on the exterior of my barn. Posted by: CaliGirl Then you would have to worry about kids chewing on your barn.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 05:57 PM (IqV8l)

228 SFGoth, Charles Schulz supposedly knew an actual Charlie Brown when he worked as an instructor for Art Instructor Schools in St. Paul. Supposedly the "real" Brown decided to cash in and did a few talk shows in the late 1960s and early 1970s, calling himself "the real Charlie Brown." He also unfortunately claimed some things about Schulz that weren't true, I believe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 05:57 PM (u8kLQ)

229 My name is lindafell and I am a wrapping nazi. It has been 14 days since I last wrapped a gift. Yes, the pattern must line up, the seams must be clean and at an edge, and no tape must be seen......

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai)-deplorable gobsmacked rage-monkey staying alive, ahhhh! at November 30, 2016 05:57 PM (JNDQi)

230 Boy, talk about police brutality! My brother has a particular song he plays when he arrests someone on a meth-related charge. I forget which one, though. - I once prosecuted charges against a defendant who stole, among other things, a CD of Helen Reddy's I Am Woman from a woman's car. She told me she used it to keep her kids in line. "Settle down or you'll get the Reddy!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 05:57 PM (Nwg0u)

231 There was talk of schadenboners today, if you can believe that.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 30, 2016 05:58 PM (VdICR)

232 This is just for immediate family, of course. I do have normal paper for the normal people. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 10:48 PM (Zokmo) Too bad you can't get some "Christmas Shoes" wrapping paper. That would be a hoot and a half.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 05:58 PM (PRtT5)

233 Just spent some less-than-quality-time on Zuckerbook. The lefties are still spitting mad. I thought they'd be back to their usual slow burn but they are still hot. And surprisingly to me, they are really mad about Pelosi keeping her spot. They are pinning their hopes on Ellison getting chair of the DNC however.

Posted by: Boots at November 30, 2016 05:58 PM (EBwPV)

234 Who does the lazy "wrap?" You know you buy the Christmas bag, and then stuff it with decorative tissue paper.

Posted by: buzzion at November 30, 2016 05:58 PM (z/Ubi)

235 109 >>Oof. I just saw a clip of Nancy Pelosi on Fox and she looks just awful. She just needs to retire and play with her grandchildren. Posted by: bluebell As much as she loves abortion, I'm surprised she has grandchildren.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 05:59 PM (+lVUW)

236 >>My name is lindafell and I am a wrapping nazi. It has been 14 days since I last wrapped a gift. Yes, the pattern must line up, the seams must be clean and at an edge, and no tape must be seen...... Posted by: @lindafelldespair

Those requirements seem reasonable.
For some reason when I was a kid it was my job to wrap all the Christmas presents.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2016 05:59 PM (/Nite)

237 I once prosecuted charges against a defendant who stole, among other things, a CD of Helen Reddy's I Am Woman from a woman's car. She told me she used it to keep her kids in line. "Settle down or you'll get the Reddy!" Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 10:57 PM (Nwg0u) ====== "I am Woman, hear me bitch. Buy my records, make me rich!"

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 06:00 PM (L+dg+)

238 Handel's For Unto Us a Child Is Botn is one of my favorites - I like The Carol of the Bells, Sleigh Ride, and Silver Bells in addition to O Holy Night.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 06:00 PM (Nwg0u)

239 Every dollar that goes to aborting a fetus has a 3X magnifier in local economies.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at November 30, 2016 06:00 PM (MQZBa)

240 Smoking is to be prohibited in federally subsidized public housing nationwide as soon as early next year under a rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rule, which was proposed by the agency last year, bans lit tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all indoor areas — even inside people's apartments — and within 25 feet of all buildings. The agency is giving local public housing agencies 18 months to implement the policy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 06:00 PM (IqV8l)

241 Too bad you can't get some "Christmas Shoes" wrapping paper. That would be a hoot and a half. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 10:58 PM (PRtT5) ----------- Some things are just too awful to contemplate.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 06:00 PM (Zokmo)

242 Sounds like a plan to me. And what the heck is a guild? Should I know this? Will there be a quiz? Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 10:50 PM (bpfzP) A "guild" is a secret club. There's usually unspeakable initiation ceremonies, blood oaths, and the the like, not to mention secret handshakes. And discounts at select local merchants. Ain't Lutheranism swell?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 06:01 PM (PRtT5)

243 On I'm on roll. Mitt will be Secretary of State Has gravitas as 2012 R candidate, Recent SoS have been losing P candidates. Mitt is an energetic talented guy who's bored. Hasn't had a real job in years. Looks like a statesman in ways Trump doesn't These days, SoS is ceremonial except for what the President let's you do Mitt will be good at renogiating trade deals. Trump looks magnanimous (Will he offer Kasich Postmaster General?) Helps Trump in the West where's he's weak Keeps Romney in the fold

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 30, 2016 06:01 PM (bQxkN)

244 It's Advent not Christmas.

Posted by: havildar-major at November 30, 2016 06:01 PM (5PN7q)

245 Alright, the HVAC people are coming tomorrow, so I have to roust everyone up early. Hugs to all who need them, prayers for peace and comfort and sweet dreams for you all.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 06:01 PM (VnCI9)

246 Moki of COURSE you are! I'm a tenor 1 but I've been singing baritone a lot recently, for the first time in my life the shows and choirs I'm in have lots of tenors so I'm not trying to fight people for solos and stuff. I love all the traditional English music and especially sacred music. Saw an article about how "The Holly and the Ivy" is the greatest Christmas song ever. I love it myself, although I hesitate to call anything 'the greatest'. We need to make a Christmas pact.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 06:01 PM (Iy6JT)

247 Nerdygirl, she loves abortion for other, lesser, people.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 30, 2016 06:01 PM (dHMzG)

248 To sing, I mean.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 06:02 PM (Iy6JT)

249 121 Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You lp is fantastic Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 10:35 PM (M3DRt) Any stray gunshots in it?

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 06:02 PM (+lVUW)

250 >>There's usually unspeakable initiation ceremonies Ookie Cookie

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 06:02 PM (MQZBa)

251 That's cool about your dad and Charlie Brown, SFGoth. As I said above I recommend the book on the Brown/Stigler incident (A Higher Call). It's written in a popular style (one reason I read it now, a palate-cleanser/lazy book between two detailed somewhat scholarly tomes on WWII). And I've added two bios of Adolf Galland to my library "for later" list. From Stigler's account in the book, quite a character. Was supposedly hours from shooting himself when the Gestapo chief himself called him and told him Hitler ordered him not to shoot himself (he'd been hounded and marked for execution by Goering). Also, according to Stigler, he had a plan to defect/surrender with his entire squadron of Me-262s and his band of "black sheep" fighter pilots - a plan that failed to materialize only because Galland's intermediary was shot down while shuttling between the sides arranging the details.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:02 PM (QDnY+)

252 How long till KellyAnne gets the boot?

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 06:02 PM (smD62)

253 Good night, Moki!

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 06:02 PM (Zokmo)

254 Too bad you can't get some "Christmas Shoes" wrapping paper. That would be a hoot and a half. It's at Walmart right next to the "Alone Again (Naturally)" wrapping paper. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:02 PM (u8kLQ)

255 >>How long till KellyAnne gets the boot? 'boot what, eh?

Posted by: A Canadian at November 30, 2016 06:03 PM (MQZBa)

256 We need to make a Christmas pact. Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 11:01 PM (Iy6JT) I saw this before I turned off my computer. I did not mean to quote my "mean harmony"!!!! I meant to put quotes around "The Holly!" And yes, I think we need a horde madrigal.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 30, 2016 06:03 PM (VnCI9)

257 they are really mad about Pelosi keeping her spot. They are pinning their hopes on Ellison getting chair of the DNC however. Posted by: Boots at November 30, 2016 10:58 PM (EBwPV) Who were they supporting instead of Pelosi? Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro are both dead.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 06:03 PM (PRtT5)

258 Which pop singers will SoS Romney deploy?

Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2016 06:03 PM (XoldI)

259 229. Heh. I always put my gifts in drawstring bags. Muslin and canvas for men, fine silk brocade for the ladies. Goes over quite well. Heh. My angel carries all the gift bags in her main gesr bag. Recommend the practice to the horde. Classy and luxurious.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:04 PM (mky3/)

260 Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 10:07 PM (QDnY+) Thank you, I have 2 I need to change. The stock is no problem, as is the flash suppressor. It's the grip I'm not sure about. I also understand once I fix those things I can get rid of the stupid bullet button.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:04 PM (Q5Ymk)

261 240 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 11:00 PM (IqV8l) Blounts are ok then?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 06:04 PM (voOPb)

262 240: the nazis were fond of rules like that regarding tobacco. weren't quite as anal about furnaces though. they were the original smoke nazis.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 06:04 PM (KP5rU)

263 I knew what you meant. I speak Wisconsin. Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 10:54 You Cheeseheads crack me up. Just got back from Dad's I'm loving some cheese curds tonight. But they're best warm, right out of the cheese factory.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 06:05 PM (o/90i)

264 Just spent some less-than-quality-time on Zuckerbook. The lefties are still spitting mad. I thought they'd be back to their usual slow burn but they are still hot. And surprisingly to me, they are really mad about Pelosi keeping her spot.

They are pinning their hopes on Ellison getting chair of DNC


That makes me very happy.


*happy feet*

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2016 06:05 PM (a62hT)

265 The Lutheran initiation ceremony involves obscene acts with jello salad.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 30, 2016 06:05 PM (dHMzG)

266 nerdygirl, LOL. Spector was so crazy with guns, he supposedly waved one in Ike Turner's face once when they were arguing about how to mix one of his and Tina's early single releases, and told Ike "you come back here, I'll kill you." I just have a hard time believing Ike would let something like that go. OTOH who knows, he might have just taken it out on Tina.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:05 PM (u8kLQ)

267 249, The Bells of St. Mary's is classic Wall of Sound stuff.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:06 PM (M3DRt)

268 >>>But they're best warm, right out of the cheese factory. Or out of the deep fat fryer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 06:07 PM (voOPb)

269 O Holy Night is the only Christmas song I like.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at November 30, 2016 06:07 PM (6jt6G)

270 Ain't Lutheranism swell?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 11:01 PM (PRtT5)

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Requires much thought


Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 06:07 PM (bpfzP)

271 242. Huh.. **tugs right earlobe** Are tou on the level?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:08 PM (mky3/)

272 Which pop singers will SoS Romney deploy?

Is this pop enough?

https://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/

Posted by: Willy J. at November 30, 2016 06:08 PM (MJkxq)

273 Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You lp is fantastic Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 10:35 PM (M3DRt) Any stray gunshots in it? - Like the 1812 Overture.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 06:08 PM (Nwg0u)

274 SMFH, God loves you.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 06:08 PM (+lVUW)

275 I was looking forward to watching the "bockenkam" (webcam) of the Gavle (Sweden) Christmas Goat again this year...  But nooooo!  Someone torched the beast just hours after it was put up.  IIRC, last year it wasn't burnt down until after Christmas...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:08 PM (kP16F)

276 >>Which pop singers will SoS Romney deploy? Orin Hatch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 06:08 PM (voOPb)

277 Ignoramus, agree with some of your premises, but not your conclusion (about desirability of Mitt as SecState, not likelihood). Not a disaster, but missed opportunity. Trump could really use some help on foreign policy - not to know what he wants or thinks, but how to get there - and I don't see Mitt as having near the background for this. Nor would he likely bring a strong team in that regard. We'll know soon enough. And for SecDef, someone who would break lots of china on reversing the social engineering in the armed forces would be best. Also, someone who might try to push for matching strategy and resources (i.e., shrink the US defense posture significantly).

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:09 PM (QDnY+)

278 calling himself "the real Charlie Brown." He also unfortunately claimed some things about Schulz that weren't true, I believe. Posted by: qdpsteve Such as Peanuts was a hilarious comic strip?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 06:09 PM (1G5R8)

279 Rural Democrats: Party Ignored Us, Suffered the Consequences Strategists say candidates need to emphasize broadband internet for all, consider advertising in rural newspapers, radio.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 06:09 PM (IqV8l)

280 "How long till KellyAnne gets the boot?" She has young kids and has described her Trump adventure as a Semester Abroad. She can ratchet up to 80 hours a week anytime she wants, and will have an amazing "part time job" until then. Hence she's been playing the recent outside Bad Cop

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 30, 2016 06:10 PM (bQxkN)

281 Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai)-deplorable gobsmacked rage-monkey staying alive, ahhhh! at November 30, 2016 10:57 PM (JNDQi) I don't have the patience to do that. My cats always tear off all the bows and tear the paper too. By Christmas the wrapped gifts look awful as do the gift bags.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:10 PM (Q5Ymk)

282 Hello, Horde! What are we talking about tonight? Yes, I AM too lazy to read the comments. How'd ya know?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 06:10 PM (rJUlF)

283 They are pinning their hopes on Ellison getting chair of the DNC however. Posted by: Boots at November 30, 2016 10:58 I'm all for Keith Ellison. Do I hear a YEAH from the brothers and sisters here?

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 06:10 PM (o/90i)

284 I was looking forward to watching the "bockenkam" (webcam) of the Gavle (Sweden) Christmas Goat again this year... But nooooo! Someone torched the beast just hours after it was put up. IIRC, last year it wasn't burnt down until after Christmas...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 11:08 PM (kP16F)

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I have Swedish Straw Goats all over my house.  You want I should light one on fire and take a video on my phone?


Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 06:10 PM (bpfzP)

285 Took a while to track this down, hope it doesn't land me in The Barrel. How bingo came to be associated with Christianity, as told be Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson: And Semper Cuni Linctus, the very night that he reamed his subaltern for taking native superstitions seriously, passed an olive garden and saw the Seventeen . . . and with them was the Eighteenth, the one they had crucified the Friday before. Magna Mater, he swore, creeping closer, am I losing my mind? The Eighteenth, whatshisname, the preacher, had set up a wheel and was distributing cards to them. Now, he turned the wheel and called out the number at which it stopped. The centurion watched, in growing amazement, as the process was repeated several times, and the cards were marked each time the wheel stopped. Finally, the big one, Simon, shouted "Bingo!" The scion of the noble Linctus family turned and fled . . . Behind him, the luminous figure said, "Do this in commemoration of me." "I thought we were supposed to do the bread and wine bit in commemoration of you?" Simon objected. "Do both," the ghostly one said. "The bread and wine is too symbolic and arcane for some folks. This one is what will bring in the mob. You see, fellows, if you want to bring the Movement to the people, you have to start from where the people are at. You, Luke, don't write that down. This is part of the secret teachings."

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 06:10 PM (IcT7t)

286 weft-cut: No, there weren't too many belly laughs in Peanuts. But it was still great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:11 PM (u8kLQ)

287 SMFH, you may not be up for this at the moment, but at some point read ace's "Dispatches" post from earlier today, and of course the comments. I looked in at one point and just couldn't breathe, I was laughing so hard. Good night all. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 06:11 PM (Zokmo)

288 Smoking is to be prohibited in federally subsidized public housing nationwide as soon as early next year under a rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rule, which was proposed by the agency last year, bans lit tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all indoor areas - even inside people's apartments -and within 25 feet of all buildings. The agency is giving local public housing agencies 18 months to implement the policy. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 11:00 PM (IqV8l) Fucking smoking Nazis. I wonder if Obama smokes inside the white house. I mean, as a smoker -- I don't smoke inside. But I mean, cmon -- for fucks sake.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 06:11 PM (cJrMO)

289 Who were they supporting instead of Pelosi? Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro are both dead. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 11:03 PM (PRtT5) They are still into 'hope & change' for its own sake, so I guess that other Ryan guy. They are still mad about the election and wanted change! I wonder if Pelosi blocking change is going to energize the dems to give the dnc to Ellison, if my small but mouthy crowd of acquaintances is any indication they may demand it.

Posted by: Boots at November 30, 2016 06:11 PM (EBwPV)

290 I wonder if Obama smokes inside the white house. Few a few minutes, when Reggie's really been going hard at him.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 06:12 PM (IcT7t)

291 "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses is a good holiday tune...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:12 PM (kP16F)

292 Blounts are ok then? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2016 11:04 PM (voOPb) Despite Patriots RB LaGarrette Blount's known propensity for blazing fat L's: tinyurl.com/hapynk7 In the standard American vernacular there is no u in blunt. Although actually in New England now there kind of is.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 06:12 PM (Iy6JT)

293 I really, really want the DNC to pick Ellison. Why stop the enemy from digging themselves into a deeper hole? In fact, I have some shovels they can borrow.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 06:13 PM (rJUlF)

294 CaliGirl, my answer re the FRS stock *was* the answer about the grip. That stock replaces the pistol grip. It has a traditional rifle stock "pistol grip" curved section instead (as you'd find on any of your rifles or shotguns). It's fixed length, so that takes care of another "featureless" check box. But note: this ridiculous game of musical chairs with CA gun laws is not over. Best to not invest too much $$$ in any "workaround" or solution, yet.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:13 PM (QDnY+)

295 The German/American pilots story, plus the Christmas carol shoutout,are me think of the "Snoopy & the Red Baron Christmas Carol" (or whatever it's called).

Posted by: voiceover at November 30, 2016 06:13 PM (bDXN7)

296 trump trump trump deport deport deport

Posted by: origional Jake at November 30, 2016 06:13 PM (jrFgU)

297 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 10:57 PM (IqV8l) I'm sure all of us here of a certain age have eaten a few paint chips and we are all fine. Maybe the lead paint is the reason I hate wrapping presents.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:14 PM (Q5Ymk)

298 "made me think"

Posted by: voiceover at November 30, 2016 06:14 PM (bDXN7)

299 291 "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses is a good holiday tune... Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 11:12 PM (kP16F) That's one of my go-to fun holiday songs. When it comes to hymns, it's "O Holy Night".

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 06:14 PM (rJUlF)

300 ϗ I heard the news today, oh boy. That Donald Trump will be the President. Although the votes were very small, They did recount them all. Now they know how many lib'ral tears fill Independence Haaaalllll I'd love to wise... you... up... ϗ She blanked and stumbled to the van Her logo pointed to the hospital A crowd of zombies stood and wept But I just had to laugh I'd seen the photograph She won't be prrreess ♩ essssss siiiiiii iddddd ♫ deeeeennnnn nnnnnnnnn nntttttttt ♬

Posted by: mindful webworker - enters, drunkenly bellowing at November 30, 2016 06:14 PM (5a8XA)

301 Well, I have to rest up for Bingo with the Guild tomorrow.  Want to be ready.  Best to be prepared.  Night all.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2016 06:14 PM (bpfzP)

302 No love for "Merry Christmas Darling" by the Carpenters?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:14 PM (u8kLQ)

303 Fucking smoking Nazis. I wonder if Obama smokes inside the white house. I mean, as a smoker -- I don't smoke inside. But I mean, cmon -- for fucks sake. Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 11:11 PM (cJrMO) ======= I'm sure the Section 8 residents, who are totally known for following the rules by doing things like stripping out all electrical fixtures and copper wiring, will totally listen to a smoking ban.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 06:15 PM (L+dg+)

304 O Holy Night is the only Christmas song I like. Posted by: mullingthingsover at November 30, 2016 11:07 PM (6jt6G) Great, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKXwH2Ve6NU

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 06:15 PM (Iy6JT)

305 I was looking forward to watching the "bockenkam" (webcam) of the Gavle (Sweden) Christmas Goat again this year... But nooooo! Someone torched the beast just hours after it was put up. IIRC, last year it wasn't burnt down until after Christmas...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 11:08 PM (kP16F)



Satans javlar!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 06:15 PM (tHwdc)

306 290 I wonder if Obama smokes inside the white house.

Few a few minutes, when Reggie's really been going hard at him.


The sickening smell of blood and burnt Vaseline wafting through the room?


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:15 PM (kP16F)

307 @288 I mean...this doesn't bother me. It's federally subsidized housing. Meaning, I am in part, paying for it. If these folks need subsidized housing, maybe they shouldn't be spending their money on cigarettes, no? But, maybe that is too judgmental. But...cigarette burns and smoke are a very real thing, and cost a fortune to get out of carpets, woodwork, etc. If I am paying for it, I don't mind putting stipulations on it.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 06:15 PM (smD62)

308 302 No love for "Merry Christmas Darling" by the Carpenters? Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 11:14 PM (u8kLQ) A great song, but it reminds me that I'm far away from most of my family.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 06:16 PM (rJUlF)

309 I'm all for Keith Ellison. Do I hear a YEAH from the brothers and sisters here? Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 11:10 PM (o/90i) Yeah! Because what struggling Rust Belt workers need most of all are lectures on Islamophobia!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 06:16 PM (PRtT5)

310 Is there a Christmas goat in the Middle East?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 06:16 PM (IqV8l)

311 Good night, grammie!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 06:17 PM (PRtT5)

312 288: i don't smoke inside either. unless i'm at a native american casino. it's cool there. sovereign territory you see.not subject to federal intervention. fucking hypocrites.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 06:17 PM (KP5rU)

313 Yes, Horde. Buy cloth gift bags, or stitch up a few yourself. Better than paper - much classier - and the recipient tends to keep and use the bag after. My angel still carries the bag that contained my first gift to her - it was a silk and cashmere scarf - in her purse.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:17 PM (mky3/)

314 James Brown's Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto is a great one.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:17 PM (M3DRt)

315 Kind of an off-the-wall question, but this is the ONT, plus I figure there's someone around who knows. And it is a Christmas-themed ONT after all. Is Jesus considered a saint in Christianity? I know Jesus is regarded as the manifestation of both God and humanity on earth. I know there's a process for canonizing mortal people as saints for their piety and acts on earth. But the Saint Michael's prayer just came to mind and I realized... hey, dude's a flippin' archangel. A celestial being, but with the title of 'saint'. He probably got to skip to the head of the line and didn't have to go through the bureaucracy. Is it the same with Jesus? Is this a dumb question?

Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 06:17 PM (8nWyX)

316 226 Handel's For Unto Us a Child Is Botn is one of my favorites Posted by: Gene Parmesan
Last year, my sister and me saw Handel's Messiah at the Kennedy Center in DC. It was an amazing performance. I'd never been to the Kennedy Center before. The acoustics in that place are damn near perfect.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (3JoAW)

317 228 SFGoth, Charles Schulz supposedly knew an actual Charlie Brown when he worked as an instructor for Art Instructor Schools in St. Paul. Supposedly the "real" Brown decided to cash in and did a few talk shows in the late 1960s and early 1970s, calling himself "the real Charlie Brown." He also unfortunately claimed some things about Schulz that weren't true, I believe. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 10:57 PM (u8kLQ) My Dad's best buddy's name was Charlie Brown. It is a fairly common occurrence, I believe. Charlie died last year, at the age of 80 something, so he was clearly named before either incident, the pilot or the cartoon. He also bore an uncanny resemblance to my Dad, and they were running buddies. Charlie is the one who dared Dad to run Mt. Marathon and had him take up mountain running when he was in his 70's. I mean, really, Charles and Brown? Not too uncommon.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (cm1Bl)

318 So when Hitler personally awarded the oak leaves or diamonds or whichever device it was for the Knight's Cross (Iron Cross) to Germany's two super-aces (Hartmann, forget the other guy's name), he snapped at them when they went to light up (the Fuhrer was an anti-smoking fanatic). However, they were both drunk. Reportedly, Hitler ignored this, and proceeded to inflict one of his stupid big picture lectures on them. Afterwards, the two pilots allegedly laughed and agreed the big H was a "lunatic".

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (QDnY+)

319 Some things are just too awful to contemplate. Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2016 11:00 PM (Zokmo) I wouldn't be so sure of that of I were you....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (42Mgr)

320 Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 11:13 PM (QDnY+) I may not know the correct terminology. I understand what you were talking about. Changing the pistol grip. When I said stock I mean the part that goes against your shoulder that extends. I can just put a bolt or screw so it no longer slides. Is that called an extendable stock?

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (Q5Ymk)

321 Is there a Christmas goat in the Middle East? Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 11:16 PM (IqV8l) Every goat is Christmas Goat, infidel.

Posted by: achmed at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (MiBfH)

322 She blanked and stumbled to the van
Her logo pointed to the hospital

A crowd of zombies stood and wept
But I just had to laugh

I'd seen the photograph

She won't be prrreess
 essssss siiiiiii iddddd
 deeeeennnnn nnnnnnnnn nntttttttt

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 30, 2016 11:14 PM (5a8XA)



That was hilarious!  I sang it out loud to get the full effect :-D

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (tHwdc)

323 My favorite Christmas song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dtm2BqUNLA

Posted by: Shelley Marsh at November 30, 2016 06:18 PM (MQZBa)

324 I heard the news today, oh boy. That Donald Trump will be the President. - Beautiful, man. Beautiful.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 06:19 PM (Nwg0u)

325 Smoking is to be prohibited in federally subsidized public housing nationwide as soon as early next year under a rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rule, which was proposed by the agency last year, bans lit tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all indoor areas even inside people's apartments and within 25 feet of all buildings. The agency is giving local public housing agencies 18 months to implement the policy. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. That could have some negative consequences. Years ago I had a roommate who shared an office with 2 other smokers. They all decided to quit smoking at the same time. She would come home from work and say, "Well, no blood was spilled."

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 06:19 PM (+lVUW)

326 Jesus is beyond a saint. He's Jesus. Sainthood, as I understand it, is for ordinary humans who supposedly transcended humanity.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:19 PM (u8kLQ)

327 Smoking is to be prohibited in federally subsidized public housing nationwide as soon as early next year under a rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Dep of Housing and Urban Dev. The rule, which was proposed by the agency last year, bans lit tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all indoor areas - even inside people's apartments -and within 25 feet of all buildings. The agency is giving local public housing agencies 18 months to implement the policy. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 11:00 PM (IqV8l) Fucking smoking Nazis. I wonder if Obama smokes inside the white house. I mean, as a smoker -- I don't smoke inside. But I mean, cmon -- for fucks sake. Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 11:11 PM Notice, it doesn't take effect until Trump is Pres, so he's gonna get the blame unless he revokes this.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 06:19 PM (o/90i)

328 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer is one of my fav novelty Christmas songs... And the songs that make me button-push away? Do They Know It's Christmas, and that dreck by John Lennon & Ono. Give me a nice song about Grandma and the incriminating claus marks on her back anyday.

Posted by: Boots at November 30, 2016 06:19 PM (EBwPV)

329 Here's hoping we hear from Deplorable Old Blue in the next couple of days. Still wish we'd hear something from RK.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 06:20 PM (/wWB4)

330 312 288: i don't smoke inside either. unless i'm at a native american casino. it's cool there. sovereign territory you see.not subject to federal intervention. fucking hypocrites. Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 11:17 PM (KP5rU) yes, I smoke like a chimney in casinos. Because I can. I dont know -- I just hate the fedgov using their outsized influence that they should never have in the first place to try to normalize and change things. This housing smoking ban shit is just about getting indoor smoking banned everywhere. Because some people don't like cigarettes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 06:20 PM (cJrMO)

331 313. Cont'd. And when I was finally accepted enough to be permitted to offer gifts, the rest of her family also dug this method.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:20 PM (mky3/)

332 tcn, oh yeah. There's a jazz musician by the name of Charles Brown, and I'm sure there's been a lot of Charlie Browns. Another name I've noticed there's a lot of, is George Michael. I actually knew a George Michael in college.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:20 PM (u8kLQ)

333 Notice, it doesn't take effect until Trump is Pres, so he's gonna get the blame unless he revokes this. Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 11:19 PM (o/90i) I doubt anyone will waste political capital undoing this or most things like it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 06:20 PM (cJrMO)

334 240: The agency is giving local public housing agencies 18 months to implement the policy. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr
Good luck enforcing it, Feds. Those drug dealers are well armed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 06:21 PM (3JoAW)

335 There also used to be a popular chain of steakhouses in Southern California, called Charley Brown's. I think there's only one left, but it might be gone too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:21 PM (u8kLQ)

336 I mean, really, Charles and Brown? Not too uncommon. Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 11:18 PM (cm1Bl) There was also a very fine R&B singer by the name of Charles Brown. He sounded a little like Nat King Cole.

Posted by: achmed at November 30, 2016 06:21 PM (MiBfH)

337 whoo hoo girl on girl in this seasons opener of the History show Vikings

Posted by: origional Jake at November 30, 2016 06:22 PM (jrFgU)

338 The Bee Movie meme is only 2 weeks old and it's got past 11 million views. At least I can honestly say to anybody who asks, unlikely as that'll ever be, that I did *see* The Bee Movie.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 30, 2016 06:22 PM (cC/ZB)

339 Is this a dumb question? Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 11:17 PM (8nWyX) Not dumb. A saint is a person who is in heaven. That is the definition. The Church recognizes people who have fought the good fight and shown heroic piety or faith, or martyrs for the faith, but the assumption is that there are many millions more who are in heaven but are not specifically named as such. Angels and Archangels are not people--they are spirits without bodies--but the Church uses "saint" as shorthand to say that these are the angels who behold Jesus at all times in heaven. Not truly saints at all, but it works. Jesus? He is God Almighty, one person of the Trinity, and both God and Man at the same time. Different category altogether. He made heaven, so of course he can come and go as he pleases. The Church has never had to recognize that Jesus fought the good fight--he created the fight in the first place. So, no, Jesus is not a saint. He is God. That's better.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 06:22 PM (cm1Bl)

340 Then there's The Coasters' Charlie Brown https://youtu.be/AbBr2bgAbcM

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 06:22 PM (IqV8l)

341 316, lived in London when I was a kid for six years. The last year we went to the Good Friday performance at Royal Albert Hall. Being a kid, thought it was going to be terrible. I was very wrong.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:23 PM (M3DRt)

342 Bertram, I love that song. "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:23 PM (u8kLQ)

343 so you can smoke crack and weed in The Projects, but tobacco is now a no, no? right.......

Posted by: origional Jake at November 30, 2016 06:23 PM (jrFgU)

344 258 Which pop singers will SoS Romney deploy? Posted by: davidt at November 30, 2016 11:03 PM (XoldI) First thing he should do is set up a family "foundation" so that people, countries, etc. can make multi-million dollar donations in order to get meetings with him. He'll be able to find all kinds of sneaky, convoluted ways to use the tax free money for his family's personal expenses.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 06:23 PM (+lVUW)

345 CaliGirl, not sure immobilizing a "collapsible" or adjustable stock will answer the mail on the CA features thing. I don't think it will. The FRS stock checks two boxes: fixed length stock, and no pistol grip. Other options are a MonsterMan grip (which you will not like), and some similar things where you slip a sort of wing-like addition over the pistol grip, which prevents you from wrapping your thumb around it. Which you will also probably not like. Go to thordencustoms-dot-com and check out the FRS. And if you have access to local AR owners, find one/some who have opted for one of these workarounds and handle them to see what you think.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:23 PM (QDnY+)

346 Is Jesus considered a saint in Christianity? Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 11:17 PM (8nWyX) No. Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 06:24 PM (Jcg9Q)

347 Well, Nancy retaining the queenship means we won't get the Totally Gay Ryan Boys Show. No abs-off. Unless Nancy wants to show off her abs.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 06:24 PM (DW+jj)

348 I know Jesus is regarded as the manifestation of both God and humanity on earth. I know there's a process for canonizing mortal people as saints for their piety and acts on earth. But the Saint Michael's prayer just came to mind and I realized... hey, dude's a flippin' archangel. A celestial being, but with the title of 'saint'. He probably got to skip to the head of the line and didn't have to go through the bureaucracy. Is it the same with Jesus? Is this a dumb question? Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 11:17 PM (8nWyX) Michael isn't canonized. Also Raphael and Gabriel are both called Saints.

Posted by: buzzion at November 30, 2016 06:24 PM (z/Ubi)

349 tcn, you know the theology better than I do :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:24 PM (u8kLQ)

350 There was also a very fine R&B singer by the name of Charles Brown. He sounded a little like Nat King Cole.

Posted by: achmed at November 30, 2016 11:21 PM (MiBfH)


Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas"



https://youtu.be/itdNoGtPQ3I

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 06:25 PM (tHwdc)

351 The only thing Trump needs to communicate to Romney is how much shine trump likes on his shoes fuckin Romney, the first colossal pussy

Posted by: origional Jake at November 30, 2016 06:25 PM (jrFgU)

352 Speaking of acts of kindness that must be sanctioned by the state .... I had a student who ran into a string of bad luck, culminating with her car getting hit. This was interfering with her ability to come to class. I had the means and willingness to help her out by lending her my car, but figured I'd better run this idea past my supervisor first. Of course, my supervisor could see the potential problems with this and advised me not to help in this manner. (Please don't misunderstand: my supervisor is a decent person who sympathizes with the charitable impulse. In education there are a lot of do's and don't's that aren't immediately apparent to me, so I'm glad she was able to steer me around the pitfall.) Anyway, the reason I couldn't help out is because we can no longer trust in the good will of others. The leftist state has cultivated dependence on government and discouraged interdependence in our families and communities.

Posted by: Emmie at November 30, 2016 06:26 PM (xVuS6)

353 Rhomboid, We were at our gun guys house and he was showing us the new things to replace the pistol style grip. He told us the market will improve and there will be more choices hopefully soon. I'm familiar with the rifle, I'm known for saying things incorrectly. If you were in front of me I'd be waving my hands around so you'd know what I was talking about. I also got to pet his trophy lion and leopards (2). And the scariest one was a huge Cape buffalo, he said he was 40 yards when he shot that. That thing was huge.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:26 PM (Q5Ymk)

354 Another name I've noticed there's a lot of, is George Michael. I actually knew a George Michael in college. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 11:20 PM (u8kLQ) I used to know James Garner. No, not the actor, just some guy who had the same name. Did a lot of traveling. Told me that when he made hotel reservations, many times they'd comp him after hearing the name. He never felt the need to correct their assumptions.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 06:26 PM (PRtT5)

355 Nancy Pelosi was born in 1940, before the Germans bombed the Pearl Harbor so she is totally hip, and not a square

Posted by: origional Jake at November 30, 2016 06:27 PM (jrFgU)

356 Wait, is the google goof saying that the iron oxide on earf is from dead stars? 'Cause that's a new one to me. Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 30, 2016 10:52 PM (1G5R All elements heavier than helium, up through iron, are formed through successive generations of fusion in supermassive stars. Hydrogen fuses to form helium, helium fuses to form lithium, lithium fuses to form beryllium, etc. etc. Once those stars have a non-reactive iron core (stellar fusion can use all elements up to iron as fuel), they stop generating enough energy to counteract the force of gravity and collapse, causing a nova or supernova. In the energies released by these explosions, the heavier elements are formed. So the iron (and in fact all elements heavier than helium) in the earth are the residue of stellar explosions. Once the iron was incorporated into the earth's crust/oceans and algae evolved to generate oxygen, the process of oxidization began. So the iron oxide didn't come from the stars, but the iron from which it is made did.

Posted by: HTL at November 30, 2016 06:27 PM (0BfFW)

357 Oregon, cool gig. :-) I imagine there's a lot of guys named John Carson, too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:27 PM (u8kLQ)

358 349 tcn, you know the theology better than I do :-) Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 11:24 PM (u8kLQ) Thank you, sir. I teach it. Against all the fluffy dopey Popey crap that's been cropping up lately. And against Aunt Agnes who thinks she should have been a priest. Not sure that counts as heroic yet, but if this Pope keeps going the way I think he will, it may become so.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 06:28 PM (cm1Bl)

359 There's also a lot of guys named Michael Jackson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:28 PM (u8kLQ)

360 "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general." -- Mark Rippetoe

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 06:28 PM (LWYzG)

361 We are all made of star stuff.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 06:29 PM (DW+jj)

362 332 tcn, oh yeah. There's a jazz musician by the name of Charles Brown, and I'm sure there's been a lot of Charlie Browns. Another name I've noticed there's a lot of, is George Michael. I actually knew a George Michael in college. Posted by: qdpsteve
There was a pretty good wide receiver for the Redskins named Charlie Brown. During the Joe Gibbs era.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 06:29 PM (3JoAW)

363 I just have a hard time believing Ike would let something like that go. OTOH who knows, he might have just taken it out on Tina. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 11:05 PM (u8kLQ) I believe it. The kind of man who beats up women has no real balls.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 06:29 PM (+lVUW)

364 Anyway, the reason I couldn't help out is because we can no longer trust in the good will of others. The leftist state has cultivated dependence on government and discouraged interdependence in our families and communities. Posted by: Emmie at November 30, 2016 11:26 PM (xVuS6) Help anyway. God is still around, and He trumps government.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 06:30 PM (cm1Bl)

365 40 yards for a cape buffalo seems, I dunno, CLOSE! But I'm not a hunter, much less an African "dangerous game" hunter. Your gun guy is right. Even if they're responding to stupid, artificial things like idiotic gun laws, "the markets" are ingenious at finding solutions. Most of the new/newish/prospective gimmick's I'm aware of concern the bullet button and related issues, not stocks or grips, but I'm not following closely these days. Anyway based on handling one recently I think you might like the FRS stock. It's close to a regular rifle stock, just tubular and futuristic-looking. And it checks both the pistol grip and collapsible stock boxes on the CA list.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:30 PM (QDnY+)

366 "Ignoramus, agree with some of your premises, but not your conclusion (about desirability of Mitt as SecState, not likelihood). " Who else can Trump pick? My posts here over the last year show that I've had a Hard On for Mitt (not the good kind) more than anyone not named Hillary or Obama. I shat on Mitt in 2012. But I can approve Mitt as SoS to advance common goals. I think it'd be a good move by Trump.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 30, 2016 06:30 PM (bQxkN)

367 re: smoking ban in federal housing. tonisha, leroy, and all their peeps say, fuck you gummint. we dindonuffin.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 06:30 PM (KP5rU)

368 We are all made of star stuff

Wasn't that Carl Sagan's line?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:31 PM (kP16F)

369 Apologies to the H of Plenty...., Got heavy rain and fog, which sllllloooooowwwwwssss down the ol' satelite internet significantly.....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 06:31 PM (6IpYk)

370 nerdygirl, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:31 PM (u8kLQ)

371 335 There also used to be a popular chain of steakhouses in Southern California, called Charley Brown's. I think there's only one left, but it might be gone too. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 11:21 PM (u8kLQ) There was a Charlie Brown's not to far from where I grew up in South Jersey. It's still there as far as i know.

Posted by: josephistan at November 30, 2016 06:31 PM (7qAYi)

372 Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 11:23 PM (QDnY+) That's why we were at the gun guys house. He's a FFL guy. He was showing us the options. He said locking the part that collapses permanently will fix that. My husband was there he may explain it differently than I do. He also said the suppressor was no big deal, its changing the handle grip part. He's anticipating more options coming on the market soon to meet the demand.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:31 PM (Q5Ymk)

373 Michael isn't canonized. Also Raphael and Gabriel are both called Saints. Posted by: buzzion Trust the dead guy, he may have personally spoken to them.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 06:32 PM (IcT7t)

374 Domino's is 50% off pizza when you order online until 12/4

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 06:32 PM (LWYzG)

375 361. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. Or so my buddy Tyler says.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:33 PM (mky3/)

376 "Egg?" "Really?"

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:33 PM (M3DRt)

377 Domino's is 50% off pizza when you order online until 12/4 Where are they buying it from?

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 06:33 PM (IcT7t)

378 Domino's is 50% off pizza when you order online until 12/4 Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 11:32 PM (LWYzG) ====== Pickup only, Delivery, or both?

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 06:33 PM (L+dg+)

379 Well Charlie Brown's dildo posts here, so we got that going for us

Posted by: origional Jake at November 30, 2016 06:33 PM (jrFgU)

380 SMFH, for what it is worth, when my mom died it knocked me on my butt hard. I talked to someone about being so sad, who looked at me a bit oddly and told me if I were not upset by this, he would really be worried. You will be sad. He was your husband. Eventually the pain is less, and then you get to wonder if you should feel guilty for not feeling him gone every day. (And the answer is no, by the way. It is not being disloyal. It is turning his love from pain to a cherished memory) I don't give good advice.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 06:34 PM (UAqDY)

381 Because some people don't like cigarettes. Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 11:20 PM (cJrMO) Ya know, I really don't like cigarettes and am glad that I seldom have to breathe smoke anymore, but I am getting sick and tired of smokers being harassed like this. There are areas in our lives where the government should not be butting in. I guess if the government is providing housing, then they have the right to control the circumstances under which it will provide said housing. Still seems intrusive.

Posted by: Emmie at November 30, 2016 06:34 PM (xVuS6)

382 293 I really, really want the DNC to pick Ellison. Why stop the enemy from digging themselves into a deeper hole? In fact, I have some shovels they can borrow. Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 11:13 PM (rJUlF) Greetings Captain W. I admire the Dems for their commitment to the strategy that has brought them this far. God that's hard to write without laughing out loud.

Posted by: Halfwise at November 30, 2016 06:34 PM (rB/gm)

383 pickup or delivery, I believe

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 06:34 PM (LWYzG)

384 CaliGirl if he's an FFL he ought to know, though it's not absolutely guaranteed - and as I said, the regs implementing the recent idiotic laws have NOT been issued. A fixed stock is easy and cheap to substitute for a collapsible one, if a bolt doesn't answer the mail, legally. I think waiting for regs and market responses is the smart move.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:34 PM (QDnY+)

385 We are stardust We are golden And we've got to get ourselves Back to the garden

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 06:34 PM (Nwg0u)

386 wow I had no idea Dominos stock is currently $168/share

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 06:35 PM (LWYzG)

387 363 I just have a hard time believing Ike would let something like that go. OTOH who knows, he might have just taken it out on Tina. Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 11:05 PM (u8kLQ) I believe it. The kind of man who beats up women has no real balls. Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 11:29 PM (+lVUW) I heard Phil Spector also waved a gun in John Lennon's face once.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 06:35 PM (sdi6R)

388 367 re: smoking ban in federal housing. tonisha, leroy, and all their peeps say, fuck you gummint. we dindonuffin. Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 11:30 PM (KP5rU) Ayep. I'm sure they will adhere to all the regs about noise, trash, cleaning and maintenance as well. When pigs start flying, that is.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 06:35 PM (cm1Bl)

389 Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 11:30 PM (QDnY+) I will e-mail him and ask about that. He's our gun smith. When we go there I'm busy touching all the trophys. He said he was 15 yards from the lion when he shot it and they are known to charge. He told me he roared and it chilled him to the bones. I also asked what the lion smelled like. He said it didn't smell at all and it had killed a wildebeest the night before and he was clean.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:36 PM (Q5Ymk)

390 rickl, Spector did. By the 1970s Spector was pointing guns at people for no discernible reason, other than that it made his fragile ego feel bigger. The legend is that when Spector drew his gun at Lennon, John replied "If you're gonna kill me Phil, kill me, but don't f*ck with me ears. I need 'em."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:36 PM (u8kLQ)

391 Sainthood, as I understand it, is for ordinary humans who supposedly transcended humanity. Posted by: qdpsteve I don't think 'transcend' is the best term of art there. When in doubt, look it up.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 06:36 PM (1G5R8)

392 378 Domino's is 50% off pizza when you order online until 12/4 Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 11:32 PM (LWYzG) ====== Pickup only, Delivery, or both? Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 11:33 PM (L+dg+) The heartburn is free.

Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 06:36 PM (cm1Bl)

393 "There was a pretty good wide receiver for the Redskins named Charlie Brown. During the Joe Gibbs era.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 11:29 PM (3JoAW) "

Despite it being the quintessential American name and the American pastime, there's only ever been one John Smith to play in the MLB post 19th century, and it was only for four games with the Red Sox in 1931.

(Well, Dwight Smith of the Cubs has the given name John Dwight Smith, but went by Dwight.)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 06:36 PM (kumBu)

394 The heartburn is free. Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 11:36 PM (cm1Bl) ====== Out of the Nationwide chains, I like Dominos the best.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 06:38 PM (L+dg+)

395 Spector freaked out the Ramones.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:38 PM (M3DRt)

396 Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 11:34 PM (QDnY+) He was advising to wait, to get the best fixes for us. I was busy petting the big kitty.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:38 PM (Q5Ymk)

397 Help anyway. God is still around, and He trumps government. Posted by: tcn in AK at November 30, 2016 11:30 PM (cm1Bl) Too late. Student had to drop. She may not have accepted my offer anyway.

Posted by: Emmie at November 30, 2016 06:38 PM (xVuS6)

398 388: model tenants i tell ya. the best.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 06:38 PM (KP5rU)

399 Ignoramus my view of Mitt is utterly cold-blooded. I don't use (or think in terms of) concepts like "treason" and "betrayal" in stuff like this. But Mitt's behavior definitely displayed a serious lack of judgment - so in that sense yes he's damaged goods, in a substantive sense. But since he would never have been on my top 100 list of SecState nominees even one year ago, I don't have any interest in him. Trump can pick anyone. Not one in 10,000 people (Trump supporters or other) would have mentioned Mitt in connection with SecState up until two weeks ago. For a reason. Giuliani also seemed a poor option - and I rate his judgment and relevant experience far above Mitt's. Whatever. We'll see soon enough. Tragically, I doubt the Trump inner circle will be looking to either of us to narrow the final choice!

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:39 PM (QDnY+)

400 Out of the Nationwide chains, I like Dominos the best. Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 11:38 PM (L+dg+) gross. I dont eat pizza that advertises on TV. it all sucks.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 06:40 PM (cJrMO)

401 Jesus was a young Jewish boy who went into his father's profession. It's a story as old as time.

(I wonder if Mary wanted him to be a lawyer instead?)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 06:40 PM (kumBu)

402 God that's hard to write without laughing out loud. Posted by: Halfwise at November 30, 2016 11:34 PM (rB/gm) I know the feeling. Besides, even if we were in the position to give the DNC advice, they wouldn't listen. So I won't cast my pearls before swine.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 06:40 PM (rJUlF)

403 So the iron oxide didn't come from the stars, but the iron from which it is made did. Posted by: HTL THanks for the explanation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 06:40 PM (1G5R8)

404 Domino's offers several different sauces if you don't like their red sauce. The worst pizza sauce was Pizza Hut, but that was over 15 years ago since I had Pizza Hut.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 06:40 PM (LWYzG)

405 CaliGirl: "I was busy petting the big kitty." Must I even say it? Phrasing?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:40 PM (QDnY+)

406 401 Jesus was a young Jewish boy who went into his father's profession. It's a story as old as time. (I wonder if Mary wanted him to be a lawyer instead?) Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 11:40 PM (kumBu) tell me though -- how many jewish carpenters have you met in your life?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 06:40 PM (cJrMO)

407 Exactly. Plus, a lot of these buildings would probably be smoke free anyway, as most apartments/condos are anymore nowadays. I just keep coming back to...who is going to foot the bill to replace the carpet every 2 years?

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 06:41 PM (smD62)

408 >>Smoking is to be prohibited in federally >>subsidized public housing nationwide I can think of half a dozen towns around here (Belmont was I think the first) that have banned smoking in ALL multi unit residential properties.

Posted by: JEM at November 30, 2016 06:41 PM (PRJyD)

409 Pizza? What's wrong with you people? Carbs block GAINZ, brah. (Says the guy who has seconds at Sunday pho with his angel. But otherwise, no carbs. Except this booze.....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:41 PM (mky3/)

410 How many Charles Mansons are out there?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 06:41 PM (LWYzG)

411 Supposedly Phil Spector was horribly bullied as a kid all through school, because he was small, scrawny and obviously Jewish, and as a result when he became wealthy and famous, he wanted to be able to absolutely demand respect and authority. Guns are of course an obvious shortcut to that. I can actually kind of understand Spector's POV, I was horribly bullied too. But I'm glad I never got caught up with guns and drugs like he did. Even with his incredible hitmaking reputation, Phil actually made himself more or less unemployable by any reputable musicians by the early 1980s; nobody wanted to be threatened by a crazy drugged-out gun fetishist, even if he also was a genius whose name alone guaranteed massive record sales.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:42 PM (u8kLQ)

412 I just keep coming back to...who is going to foot the bill to replace the carpet every 2 years? Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 11:41 PM (smD62) nobody replaces the carpets. They just stay there until the building gets condemned. These are state or municipality owned buildings that get federal grants, BTW.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 06:42 PM (cJrMO)

413 Needless to say, just messing with you CaliGirl (on the phrasing thing). You're a regular, you understand the depravity of the horde. One of its outstanding features, actually.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:42 PM (QDnY+)

414 I can think of half a dozen towns around here (Belmont was I think the first) that have banned smoking in ALL multi unit residential properties. Posted by: JEM at November 30, 2016 11:41 PM (PRJyD) Yeah, that's what they're going for. Then single family homes. In CT, they already made it illegal to smoke in your own car (if the cop suspects a child may be in the car). That will be the next one. Then the any smoking zealots have won. You can't smoke anywhere inside, and unless you own enough land and don't live in a droughty area, you can't smoke anywhere outside either.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 06:43 PM (cJrMO)

415 Gene Parmesan, yup. The Ramones were just about the very last band that was willing to put up with all of Spector's crazy bullshit behavior.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:44 PM (u8kLQ)

416 Out of the Nationwide chains, I like Dominos the best. Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 11:38 PM (L+dg+) Domino's has upped their game. They've gone from "mediocre" to "pretty good", so I don't mind ordering from them upon occasion.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 30, 2016 06:44 PM (PRtT5)

417 399 Ignoramus my view of Mitt is utterly cold-blooded. I don't use (or think in terms of) concepts like "treason" and "betrayal" in stuff like this. But Mitt's behavior definitely displayed a serious lack of judgment - so in that sense yes he's damaged goods, in a substantive sense. But since he would never have been on my top 100 list of SecState nominees even one year ago, I don't have any interest in him. Trump can pick anyone. Not one in 10,000 people (Trump supporters or other) would have mentioned Mitt in connection with SecState up until two weeks ago. For a reason. Giuliani also seemed a poor option - and I rate his judgment and relevant experience far above Mitt's. Whatever. We'll see soon enough. Tragically, I doubt the Trump inner circle will be looking to either of us to narrow the final choice! Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 11:39 PM (QDnY+) I just don't see Romney as SoS. But as to your last paragraph, this is the internet era. Wouldn't it be interesting if Trump has people monitoring blogs like this to take the pulse of the public? It's not beyond the realm of possibility.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 06:44 PM (sdi6R)

418 Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 11:40 PM (QDnY+) I always phrase things poorly. Sometimes I catch it and reword the sentence.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:44 PM (Q5Ymk)

419 So is the anti-smoking jihad going to encompass, um, that "other" kind of smoking that is going legal around the country? And if I suddenly started watching TV again, would I be regaled with publicly-funded commercials - self-consciously clever and smarmy and censorious - about the evils of smoking and the Truly Great Evil of weed? OK, just kidding.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:45 PM (QDnY+)

420 Out of the Nationwide chains, I like Dominos the best. Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 11:38 PM (L+dg+) gross. I dont eat pizza that advertises on TV. it all sucks. Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 11:40 PM (cJrMO) ====== Annndddd....that is why I made sure to add the disclaimer.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 06:45 PM (L+dg+)

421 407: those carpets will be ruined by other means before tobacco smoke takes them out. in most units, the carpeting won't make the weekend. they should just use asbestos based linoleum tiles in all federal housing.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2016 06:45 PM (KP5rU)

422 Did anyone go to Mr.Gatti's? Are they still in business. The one we went to wo had a movie room where they played 3 Stooges movies and old cartoons.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:46 PM (M3DRt)

423 I've read the ascription of Jesus as a carpenter is a result of a mistranslation of the Greek word "tekt&#x14dn"... He could have been a smith or a mason -- we'll never know!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:46 PM (kP16F)

424 Domino's is 50% off pizza when you order online until 12/4 Where are they buying it from? Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 11:33 LOL, we only order from the 2 real Italian pizzerias here in rural IL. Good pizza, so authentic some local ones got caught up in the crimes back when Serpico busted that bunch.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 06:46 PM (o/90i)

425 On a heavier note, I really don't like the holiday season. It's packed with bad memories for me - it's when I lost both of my folks. It's dark and dismal in my hometown, like the sun is ashamed to show itself in December. So no, I'm not one to have much 'holiday spirit.'

The only bright spot is that it makes me realize how much I love and appreciate the family I have left.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 06:46 PM (kumBu)

426 tekt&#x14dn?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:46 PM (kP16F)

427 But as to your last paragraph, this is the internet era. Wouldn't it be interesting if Trump has people monitoring blogs like this to take the pulse of the public? It's not beyond the realm of possibility. Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R) "pudding and elbows? What are you talking about!"

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 06:47 PM (UAqDY)

428 Out of the Nationwide chains, I like Dominos the best. Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 11:38 PM (L+dg+) They're surprisingly decent. If I lived in NYC I'd never bother with them, but out here, I can think of one local place that can do a decent pizza, and Domino's matches them pretty well. Hawaii, of all places, had an awesome pizza shop with the thin floppy crust, fold your slice and drain off 4oz of orange grease kind of pizza. It was off Kam Highway, maybe Aiea or Pearl City. Also thanks for the theology enlightenment to all who responded.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 06:47 PM (8nWyX)

429 What we need today in a Sec State is a pro-American, pro-Western, pro-Israel, pro-Second Amendment cut-throat politician. Never mind this diplomat bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 06:47 PM (LWYzG)

430 I mean...this doesn't bother me. It's federally subsidized housing. Meaning, I am in part, paying for it. If these folks need subsidized housing, maybe they shouldn't be spending their money on cigarettes, no? But, maybe that is too judgmental. But...cigarette burns and smoke are a very real thing, and cost a fortune to get out of carpets, woodwork, etc. If I am paying for it, I don't mind putting stipulations on it. Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 11:15 PM (smD62) Yeah, but I think it's just one more regulation on the books that they can't enforce. You can't just kick people out of housing without going through a court eviction process. It's a useless law that accomplishes nothing. I do understand how you feel. I've had pan-handlers come up to me in the grocery store parking lot and ask for money while smoking $5 a pack cigarettes. I manage not to laugh in their faces.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 06:47 PM (+lVUW)

431 rickl, I can only hope Trump has people looking at these blogs. "Hey, this qdpsteve has real comedy potential. Let's give him a call, I bet he can punch up speeches like nobody's business." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:48 PM (u8kLQ)

432 @98 Anybody else more than a little nervous that the Turks have had troops on syria since August, and that erdogan yesterday committed ro the removal of Assad? Is that asshole trying to drag the US into a war with Russia in the 11th hour? ------------------ Immediately after the "coup attempt", my guess was that he was planning on leaving NATO, and siding with Russia. So who knows what he's planning. The only thing for sure is that he wants to smash the Kurds.

Posted by: junior at November 30, 2016 06:48 PM (ff27+)

433 Tekton!  Imagine the "o" with a macron over it...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:48 PM (kP16F)

434 For those of you who missed it earlier today, I deleted my old email and got a new phone number, hopefully keeping Ms. Cray Cray away for good. If she somehow gets hold of me though, it's time for a little chat with the husband.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 06:48 PM (Jcg9Q)

435 The way I see it....if I were driving a federally subsidized car (for example), and they were to tell me, "You can't text in the vehicle while driving. That is prohibited." My response wouldn't be, "I'm tired of government getting in my business and overstepping their bounds and I have rights!" boo. hiss. pout. My response would be that texting while driving isn't exactly safe or healthy, and if I am lucky enough to get a subsidized vehicle, I am going to do or not do whatever they want.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 06:49 PM (smD62)

436 There was another feat of aerial gallantry over the English Channel during World War II. In the early days of the 8th Air Force when the fighter units like the 56th, that would become known as Zemke's Wolfpack, were flying razorback P-47 Thunderbolts. One of these early hops the unit got into a fight with a bunch of Focke Wulf FW-190s and Robert Johnson, who would become one of the 56th's top scoring aces, well his kite got smashed badly. Cannon holes peppering the fuselage and the big mighty Pratt+Whitney R-2800 possibly missing a cylinder or two but still turning the propeller. So Johnson turned for England trying to nurse his wounded plane back to base. And then he looked outside his cockpit to see an FW-190 on his wing. The other pilot looked the P-47 over, looked at Johnson, and then pulled away. Johnson made it back safely.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 06:49 PM (RVnAu)

437 @393.... "Downtown Charlie Brown!".......THE FUN BUNCH!!!! Got to see Art, 81..... and Darrell, 28 inducted into the PFHoF......awesome. Unc P.....growin up in the Wonderful skews our perspective in a singular manner....heh. Hope all's well.....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 06:49 PM (6IpYk)

438 Did anyone go to Mr.Gatti's? Are they still in business. The one we went to wo had a movie room where they played 3 Stooges movies and old cartoons. Posted by: Gene Parmesan They still exist. Haven't been to one in quite a while. http://gattispizza.com/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 06:49 PM (IqV8l)

439 Gene Parmesan, I know there are still Gatti's open in Texas...Amarillo, Abilene, and Dallas-Fort Worth. There's one in Oklahoma City, too. Most of them have the huge TV rooms playing cartoons and even larger arcades. The pizza is average at the OKC location.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 06:50 PM (rJUlF)

440 "tell me though -- how many jewish carpenters have you met in your life?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 11:40 PM (cJrMO) "

We dropped the field after we invented the idea of a 'landlord.' Much better fit for our skill-set.

Not that there haven't been some Great Feats of Jewish Engineering. The Ark, The Temple (multiple times, at that), and the pyramids.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 06:50 PM (kumBu)

441 broseidon, on a potentially lighter note, any contact with the Japanese chica? You ought to get away from the bad holiday associations by visiting Japan this season. Did it once. Like so much else, a nice but weird partial "cultural appropriation" of American customs, in this case Christmas. New Year's is great. We actually rang the bell at a big Kyoto temple at midnight (a traiditional thing few Japanese have actually done), after enjoying the insane bustle of the Nishiki market during the day. Then on New Year's Day we walked around Kobe and enjoyed people outside making traditional mochi by hand the old-fashioned way.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:50 PM (QDnY+)

442 424. Tim. When I lived in beantown, i had a favorite pizza/calzone place just down the block. Amazing food, but you could tell they resented cooking it. I knew. Everyone knew....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:50 PM (JAuRF)

443 Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 11:46 PM (kumBu) Christmas can be difficult for a lot of people. You are not alone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:50 PM (Q5Ymk)

444 @422 Yes, we used to have one here, but all the nearby ones shut down. There are still a couple within an hour or so of me, but I miss having one in town.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 06:51 PM (smD62)

445 Do you have a mortgage on your "home"? If you do, you have only limited "ownership" rights. Government has a great deal to do with "your" bank's mortgage rules. Don't expect to be allowed to smoke in that house that you do not own outright.

This will be fine with quite a few, here.
And ownership is more or less going out of style, anyway.
So we have that going for us.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 06:51 PM (H5rtT)

446 Scott Adams crushing it with the predictions in this post from August 13th, 2015: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/126589300371/clown-genius Now that Trump owns FOX, and I see how well his anchor trick works with the public, I'm going to predict he will be our next president. I think he will move to the center on social issues (already happening) and win against Clinton in a tight election. And then there's this: There is no way Trump picks some desiccated Governor from an important state as his running mate. I think Cuban is a realistic possibility. Can't win em all, Dilbert Man.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 06:51 PM (Iy6JT)

447 "For those of you who missed it earlier today, I deleted my old email and got a new phone number, hopefully keeping Ms. Cray Cray away for good.

If she somehow gets hold of me though, it's time for a little chat with the husband.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 11:48 PM (Jcg9Q) "

You made the right move. If you're lucky, she's out of your life for good.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 06:51 PM (kumBu)

448 Someone gives me the actual Greek letters: tau epsilon kappa tau omega nu, in 3, 2, 1...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 06:51 PM (kP16F)

449 Not that there haven't been some Great Feats of Jewish Engineering. The Ark, The Temple (multiple times, at that), and the pyramids. Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 11:50 PM (kumBu) The temple was built by Hiram of Tyre, wasn't it?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 06:52 PM (UAqDY)

450 Country Boy, at the very least, your life sounds like a great Coen Brothers movie. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:52 PM (u8kLQ)

451 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 11:48 PM (u8kLQ) You never know, maybe Bannon is reading your comments as we speak. Breitbart did.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 06:52 PM (Q5Ymk)

452 CaliGirl, who knows. It's fun to imagine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:53 PM (u8kLQ)

453 438, they had a decent buffet for next to nothing. Went there and Wendy's buffet in school.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:53 PM (M3DRt)

454 Most of the ones near me go by "Gattis" now, but I will always refer to it as Mr Gattis.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 06:54 PM (smD62)

455 The only bright spot is that it makes me realize how much I love and appreciate the family I have left. Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 11:46 Then enjoy the season w/ them and share cherished memories. Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 06:54 PM (o/90i)

456 "broseidon, on a potentially lighter note, any contact with the Japanese chica?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 11:50 PM (QDnY+) "

We've started our weekly tutoring sessions, yes. Can't quite get a read on what she thinks of me - all I know is that I make her laugh.


IIRC the Japanese eat KFC on Christmas - that could just be an anime thing, though.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 06:55 PM (kumBu)

457 449. Kindl. Hiram contributed materials and workmen. I think you're getting the Brotherhood's role mixed up. Hiram of tyre was not hiram abiff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 06:55 PM (JAuRF)

458 What tcn said. In Christianity (well, Chalcedonian Christianity, anyway) Jesus is the hypostatic Word of God. That is, an intrinsic part of God - God without Word could not give a command, for instance. (John of Damascus has been helpful to me here.) Islam agrees on the face of it that Jesus is God's Word, but not as (hypostatic) logos - he's a specific word-command, a rhema.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 30, 2016 06:55 PM (6FqZa)

459 Anna, as ever a great contribution on the FW-190/P-47 story. Think I've also read about a P-47 that absorbed all of an Bf-109's ammo, and not unusually kept on ticking. German pilot pulled up, looked over shook his head and smiled, saluted, and flew off. At least that's what I recall reading. Once joked with a guy of the appropriate vintage who was wearing a P-47 hat, that I hope he was never shot down in "the flying tank". He smiled and said, in fact, he had been! Feb. or March '45. He said an oil line got nicked. He bailed out, was unhurt (and taken prisoner by regular military, fortunately), and placed in one of the Luftstalags making up the complex where the "Great Escape" camp was located. He said he got lots of grief from the long-time POWs - when he got there, the Americans weren't far away, Fritz was everyone's friend, and the Red Cross packages were all being distributed vigorously.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 06:56 PM (QDnY+)

460 Gene Parmesan, that's just what our kids need: all-you-can-eat Wendy's chili. Newsflash: "Several area schools have been found, for unknown reasons, to have extreme air pollution issues..." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 06:56 PM (u8kLQ)

461 There was a pretty good wide receiver for the Redskins named Charlie Brown. During the Joe Gibbs era. Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 11:29 PM (3JoAW Look at that little monkey go!!!!

Posted by: Howard Cossell at November 30, 2016 06:56 PM (1JnAL)

462 Broadly speaking that is a Nazi jet fighter. It is a new build recreation using American jet engines since the Jumo-004As had a life expectancy only slightly greater than the planes themselves. Just as there are a couple FW-190s out there flying that are new builds with Russian engines in them. The air museum owned by one of the Microsoft guys has an actual FW-190A that was recovered from Russia that still flies with its original BMW-801. Another museum in Arizona has an authentic FW-190D-9 that if they wanted to could fly it but it is so rare a plane all they occasionally do is crank its Jumo 213 engine.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 06:57 PM (RVnAu)

463 In the early days of the 8th Air Force when the fighter units like the 56th, that would become known as Zemke's Wolfpack, were flying razorback P-47 Thunderbolts. - My father was an armorer in the 56th. Although he was wounded in an air raid (which later caused him to become disabled), after VE Day he volunteered to be a gunner on B-29s over Japan but Hiroshima and Nagasaki prevented that.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 06:57 PM (Nwg0u)

464 Some Lithium would be produced primordially, too. A little bit. And this is interesting, as there turns out to be a Lithium Problem. The measured amounts of primordial lithium are smaller than they should be.

  And recently the problem was intensified when they did some experiments that confirmed the Big Bang lithium production calculations. They were able to get energies high enough, then measure how much lithium "condensed", and it agreed with the predictions.

 However, the amount of lithium out there is about 3-4 times smaller than that. And this is Cosmic Lithium problem. What happened to the Lithium. They were wondering if the experiment would should error in the predictions, and maybe help them figure it out, but nope.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 06:58 PM (DW+jj)

465 340 Then there's The Coasters' Charlie Brown I was on a cruise ship where the Coasters did a show.I think it might have been mostly the original ones because they were pretty old. They had a lot more hit songs than I'd realized. It was good show.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2016 06:58 PM (+lVUW)

466 Ju know who de daddy for dat baby in de Nativity pixture is. Je was jellin "oh god, oh god" jall night long.

Posted by: Paolo at November 30, 2016 06:58 PM (1JnAL)

467 Oh, Papa Gino's was great when I lived in Boston. Except we left when I was 10 and I haven't had it since, so I can't say exactly how good it really was. Back then, I used to get excited about Ellio's frozen pizza from the toaster oven, and thinking back, it was basically mozzarella and canned tomato sauce on styrofoam.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2016 06:59 PM (8nWyX)

468 You made the right move. If you're lucky, she's out of your life for good. Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 11:51 PM (kumBu) Yep, took the Horde's consensus advice. Thanks all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 06:59 PM (Jcg9Q)

469 It was taco/potato/salad as well. It was kind of ridiculous how cheap it was.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 06:59 PM (M3DRt)

470 ooooooh and the cinnamon sticks? Yummmm.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 06:59 PM (smD62)

471 Solomon got timber from Hiram of Tyre, which makes sense - Lebanon is known for their cedar trees, and no expense was spared in building the Temple.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 07:00 PM (kumBu)

472 Actually broseidon the KFC @ Christmas thing is real. We didn't do it, but from what I understand it's a result of a branding/marketing effort from KFC's earliest days in Japan. Someone at the company thought associating KFC with an American holiday was a good idea - since Japanese then (and now) have an unusual propensity to imitate (or generally follow, in their own way) American cultural features and trends. It worked. I think someone said you have to reserve your KFC order before Christmas if you're getting it that day. At least in the busiest markets. So weird, it must be true!

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 07:00 PM (QDnY+)

473 However, the amount of lithium out there is about 3-4 times smaller than that. And this is Cosmic Lithium problem. What happened to the Lithium. They were wondering if the experiment would should error in the predictions, and maybe help them figure it out, but nope. Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 11:58 PM (DW+jj) I think it decays into dark matter. Or the Masons stole it.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 07:00 PM (UAqDY)

474 It was taco/potato/salad as well. It was kind of ridiculous how cheap it was. Posted by: Gene Parmesan That's why they don't have it anymore.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 07:01 PM (IqV8l)

475 I dunno... I think Godfrey Ellwick's trolling of the Guardian newspaper is truly epic level. Trump could learn a thing or two from this man. (for those who were not aware, Godfrey is a walking embodiment of Poe's Law. He managed to get an editorial printed in the Guardian titled "'Alt-right online poison nearly turned me into a racist") This is the man who got the BBC to put him on the air explaining how Darth Vader was racist.

Posted by: Semper Why at November 30, 2016 07:02 PM (SIO61)

476 So the missing lithium is hidden in Mason jars?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 07:02 PM (RVnAu)

477 Man, now I want Gattis. When I go shopping this weekend, I am torn....do I get the authentic wood fired neopolitan pizza I love so much.... or do I gorge myself silly on Gattis finest? Sophie's choice here.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 07:02 PM (smD62)

478 What happened to the Lithium. Obviously it was consumed by bipolar molecules.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 07:02 PM (IcT7t)

479 "Who stole the cosmic lithium? We did! We did!" -- Stonecutters Local 457

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 07:02 PM (rJUlF)

480 Favorite Christmas carols: "In the Bleak MidWinter" (the Holst tune) and "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming." Many years ago someone asked me to organize a small group to sing Christmas music in church. I put together a quartet and chose those two songs, and it was the best thing I've ever sung, just magical. Reflexes: Back in my teens I did a lot of babysitting. One time I was watching a baby, probably six months old, and I needed to get something in the kitchen. I set her on the counter, which I knew was a bad idea, but I stood right in front of her to keep her from falling. I turned the upper half of my body to the left to get something, turned back and realized the baby wasn't on the counter. I could not comprehend how she could have fallen while I was standing right in front of her, and I also wondered why I hadn't heard her crying. I looked to the right and there she was in mid-air. I reached down and grabbed her just as she was about to hit the floor. I've always felt that was one of the most awesome things I've ever done in my life, but I don't think I ever told anyone because I didn't want people to think I was an irresponsible babysitter.

Posted by: biancaneve at November 30, 2016 07:03 PM (m8jQF)

481 "So the missing lithium is hidden in Mason jars?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 01, 2016 12:02 AM (RVnAu) "

No, in the icebox...next to the strawberries.

And I proved, with geometric logic...that a duplicate key had been made.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 07:03 PM (kumBu)

482 Has anyone ever special ordered a fried turkey from Popeye's? There is one near me that does them.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 07:03 PM (M3DRt)

483 The lithium is shy, like global warming. It's hiding.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 07:03 PM (/wWB4)

484 Will that be Da Vinci Code Brown's next blockbuster? The Masonic Lithium Conspiracy?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 07:03 PM (RVnAu)

485 I wish Godfrey Elfwick (or Ellwick, whichever) would get on Gab. He was one of the few fun accounts on Twitter.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2016 07:04 PM (rJUlF)

486 Time for bed here, Christmas Walk this weekend. Sleep well you Morons. Taking the pets to bed, we will see how long that lasts.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 07:04 PM (o/90i)

487 So your argument is that the Constitution is....unconstitutional. Riiiight. That was the Prop 8 ruling in the Cali supreme court of jest, essentially.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 07:04 PM (zc3Db)

488 473. Madame Secretary's supporters are bogarting the lithium.... they cant bear to face the trumpening otherwise.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 07:04 PM (JAuRF)

489 And I proved, with geometric logic...that a duplicate key had been made. Posted by: broseidon king ------------ *hears the faint click of fondled ball bearings*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 07:04 PM (/wWB4)

490 The archeology of the Bronze and early Iron age Eastern Mediterranean is fascinating.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 07:04 PM (UAqDY)

491 Okay gents.... if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker?

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 07:05 PM (smD62)

492 bluebell, you said "Very nice ONT Weirddave - thank you! " And I totally second that emotion! Also, intrigued by the Josh Groban rendition of O Holy Night, I'll check that out later. Great thread!

Posted by: jocon307 at November 30, 2016 07:06 PM (4WPdG)

493 Great, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKXwH2Ve6NU Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 30, 2016 11:15 PM (Iy6JT) --------------- Still good

Posted by: mullingthingsover at November 30, 2016 07:06 PM (6jt6G)

494 476. Mason jars are for 'shine, heathen.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 07:06 PM (JAuRF)

495 Okay gents.... if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker? Depends, am I married to her?

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 07:06 PM (IcT7t)

496 TickledPink, LOL. There was a great episode of "The King Of Queens" about married couples in separate beds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 07:06 PM (u8kLQ)

497 Okay gents.... if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink How many miles apart?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 07:06 PM (IqV8l)

498 "if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:05 AM (smD62) "

Depends on the reason. I have, as termed by Seinfeld, the 'jimmy legs,' so I've been kicked out of bed before for that reason. But still in the same room.

Different room altogether might be a harder one to square.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 07:07 PM (kumBu)

499 Okay gents.... if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:05 AM (smD62) Not at all. Just counter-offer with separate homes.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 07:07 PM (zc3Db)

500 if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:05 AM (smD62) At times I snore. Like a walrus. I had a GF that insisted that I get a second bed because the sofa was too soft. It wasn' t the separate rooms/beds that broke that deal.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 30, 2016 07:08 PM (UAqDY)

501 Okay gents.... if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker? - Mrs. Wrecks has a bad back and frequently sleeps on the concrete slab floor downstairs. The dogs and I prefer the bed.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 07:08 PM (Nwg0u)

502 Okay gents.... if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink Depends. Who the fuck is she?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 07:08 PM (1G5R8)

503 So your argument is that the Constitution is....unconstitutional. Riiiight. That was the Prop 8 ruling in the Cali supreme court of jest, essentially. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2016 12:04 AM (zc3Db) Actually, the Cal. Supreme Court overturned Prop. 20, which was a statutory version of Prop. 8 (Prop. 8 being a state Constitutional amendment). The Cal. Supreme Court said that now that Prop. 8 was in the Constitution, banning Gay marriage was no longer (state) unconstitutional. A similar thing happened with the death penalty in the '70's, which is why California is the only state which includes the death penalty as part of its Bill/Declaration of Rights.

Posted by: The Constitutional Hat at November 30, 2016 07:09 PM (vBeA5)

504 @499 Okay! I'll take that.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 07:09 PM (smD62)

505 On another note, the writing front. Won't cross the 50k finish line for NaNoWriMo. Just my energy packs of motivation that had seen me crank out 2,600 words a day kinda ran down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 07:09 PM (RVnAu)

506 @461.... Dammit Howard.... If only those Smurf Justice Warriors hadn't had so much sway...... As you well know....Once you call a Smurf a Smurf....they'll take ya down.....

Posted by: Jimmy The Greek at November 30, 2016 07:09 PM (6IpYk)

507 SWMBO and I don't sleep together much. Mostly because I snore like I left the microphone next to a running chainsaw.

Posted by: Semper Why at November 30, 2016 07:09 PM (SIO61)

508 Concrete slab? In the basement?

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 07:10 PM (M3DRt)

509 Okay gents.... if a lady told you no funny business before ya'll got married....is that a dealbreaker?

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 07:10 PM (smD62)

510 "Concrete slab? In the basement?

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at December 01, 2016 12:10 AM (M3DRt) "

Perhaps we've found Jimmy Hoffa at long last?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at November 30, 2016 07:10 PM (kumBu)

511 448 Someone gives me the actual Greek letters: tau epsilon kappa tau omega nu, in 3, 2, 1...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 11:51 PM (kP16F)

++++

Heh. Sounds like work. Here's how you can do it yourself. First, look up the character by their name at Wikipedia. Copy the Unicode character from the page. Go to this site.

http://www.endmemo.com/unicode/unicodeconverter.php

Paste in the Unicode character box and hit convert. Go down to the hex output and there is the code you need to use to create the character here.

Lather, rinse, repeat for each character.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 30, 2016 07:10 PM (R+30W)

512 436 There was another feat of aerial gallantry over the English Channel during World War II. In the early days of the 8th Air Force when the fighter units like the 56th, that would become known as Zemke's Wolfpack, were flying razorback P-47 Thunderbolts. One of these early hops the unit got into a fight with a bunch of Focke Wulf FW-190s and Robert Johnson, who would become one of the 56th's top scoring aces, well his kite got smashed badly. Cannon holes peppering the fuselage and the big mighty Pratt+Whitney R-2800 possibly missing a cylinder or two but still turning the propeller. So Johnson turned for England trying to nurse his wounded plane back to base. And then he looked outside his cockpit to see an FW-190 on his wing. The other pilot looked the P-47 over, looked at Johnson, and then pulled away. Johnson made it back safely. I almost included this story in the WWII section. Johnson's jug had hundreds of holes in it when he landed. The German pilot looked at Johnson and slowly shook his head in wonder before pealing off and heading home. I love the jug. I know he Mustang was a "better" fighter, but give me a P-47 anyday. There wasn't a P-51 built that could take half the punishment of a Thunderbolt and keep flying.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2016 07:10 PM (Ga9pP)

513 The archeology of the Bronze and early Iron age Eastern Mediterranean is fascinating. Posted by: Kindltot

Oh, for sure. But it ain't a patch on the Era of The Missing Lithium.
Now there was a time...

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 07:10 PM (H5rtT)

514 Happy December. May it be an even better month for all of you than November has been.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 30, 2016 07:11 PM (39g3+)

515 So France has banned an ad featuring happy Down's syndrome kids because it might make women who aborted downs babies sad. The logical conclusion is to not show any happy babies on tv for the same reason. Or, taken to an extreme, mandate all babies be aborted because the sight of a happy baby could trigger a woman who had a prior abortion.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 30, 2016 07:11 PM (dnWSK)

516 Posted by: biancaneve at December 01, 2016 12:03 AM Good save, glad you shared that.

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 07:12 PM (o/90i)

517 if a lady told you no funny business before ya'll got married....is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:10 AM (smD62) My husband and I saved our honeymoon for after the wedding. Seems to be working out alright for us.

Posted by: Emmie at November 30, 2016 07:12 PM (xVuS6)

518 Concrete slab? In the basement? - It's not a basement but the downstairs portion of our tri-level.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at November 30, 2016 07:12 PM (Nwg0u)

519 Okay gents.... if a lady told you no funny business before ya'll got married....is that a dealbreaker? I don't rely on comedy for my income, so it would probably be OK.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 07:13 PM (IcT7t)

520 507 SWMBO and I don't sleep together much. Mostly because I snore like I left the microphone next to a running chainsaw. Posted by: Semper Why at December 01, 2016 12:09 AM My grandmother did too. Grandpa slept in another room.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 30, 2016 07:14 PM (hscyr)

521 Okay gents.... if a lady told you they wanted to sleep in seperate bedrooms and/or beds...is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:05 AM (smD62) Assuming she's my (potential) spouse, probably. Unless there's a really, really good reason.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 07:14 PM (Jcg9Q)

522 Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:05 AM (smD62) If my husband wanted to sleep in separate rooms that's a deal breaker. It would never happen. When he has drank too much he'll sleep on the couch until maybe 3 then come to bed. He snores really bad and I can't fall asleep. This is only when I haven't drank with him. He usually falls asleep on the couch in those instances so I just cover him with blankets.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 07:15 PM (Q5Ymk)

523 Stringer, a mtg is a lien on property. The only thing I've that approximates what you are talking about is a pure gov't loan, like fha/va

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 07:15 PM (M3DRt)

524 If you're inclined, give a moment of thought for a fallen police officer tonight in Tacoma, WA. Responded to a domestic violence call. Shooter now barricaded in house.

Posted by: maybe after 8 years of hibernating I can re-emerge at November 30, 2016 07:15 PM (IK8AT)

525 Sounds like too much work, Anon...  But, hey, thanks to you, I can do the o-macron in my nic now, should I be so motivated!

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 07:15 PM (kP16F)

526 Okay gents.... if a lady told you no funny business before ya'll got married....is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:10 AM (smD62) No.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 07:16 PM (Jcg9Q)

527 Happy December. May it be an even better month for all of you than November has been. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 01, 2016 12:11 That's a tall order CRT. But I like your optimism, roll on!

Posted by: Farmer at November 30, 2016 07:16 PM (o/90i)

528 Is being anti-social and not wanting any physical contact a really, really good reason? lol.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 07:16 PM (smD62)

529 tell me though -- how many jewish carpenters have you met in your life? Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 30, 2016 11:40 PM (cJrMO) How about an elevator mechanic?

Posted by: One Eyed Fat Man at November 30, 2016 07:16 PM (brIR5)

530 Do Batman and Robin celebrate Christmas? Are they Christians or atheists? Or will they be retconned into being Muslims? Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 30, 2016 10:03 PM (rH4JY) I don't know, but I know DC really wasn't happy when Frank Miller had the Dark Knight (as in Returns) fighting Bin Laden. Which is why the comic got released as an indy title staring a hero who totally wasn't Batman...just looked a lot the same without the pointy ears. And as a cosmic irony, the comic was written just before Seal Team 6 punched Bin Laden's ticket so even Bin Laden had to be changed. The comic is called Holy Terror...and it is about as crazy as it sounds as Frank Miller lived not terribly far from the destruction of 9/11 and took it very, very personally. Which is probably (his take, not this comic) why leftists have taken to hating his current work as he does not pull punches toward leftest ideas. Unlike Marvel and DC.

Posted by: Bete stays up at November 30, 2016 07:17 PM (Ojki1)

531 Lithium gets even stranger, fellow babies. Our sun contains much, much less lithium than other stars. And now with the exoplanets stuff, they've found that low levels of lithium correspond with having planets. If a star has planets, it is lithium depleted.

     So it's lower than expected to begin with, and then when it has a family of planets, it gets even scarcer.

      There is a cosmic lithium conspiracy of vast proportions, indeed.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 07:17 PM (DW+jj)

532 Stringer, a mtg is a lien on property. The only thing I've that approximates what you are talking about is a pure gov't loan, like fha/va VA loan isn't actually a loan, it's a guarantee that the .gov will pay a portion of the loan if the borrower defaults.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 07:18 PM (IcT7t)

533 Boycott Kellogg's cereal!! These people suck dicks by the bag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NRbyoQ1tsk

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:18 PM (LWYzG)

534 Six places to visit in Japan http://preview.tinyurl.com/her4uwb

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 07:19 PM (RVnAu)

535 So your argument is that the Constitution is....unconstitutional.

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If you read the very stupid article, it gets finessed. The stupid theory is that the 14th amendment overrides the stuff in the main constitution as far as the electoral college. Of course, the 14th doesn't say anything like that, but there have been SCOTUS interpretations of the 14th and the one man, one vote line. If you are the kind of constitutional scholar that buys into Roe v. Wade, then this is your kind of legal theory. After all, the constitution... IT'S ALIVE.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 30, 2016 07:19 PM (R+30W)

536 Okay gents.... if a lady told you no funny business before ya'll got married....is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:10 AM (smD62) ===== Curious here....are you just trying to light things up?

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 07:19 PM (L+dg+)

537 General fucking Mills wouldn't pull this shit, would he?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:19 PM (LWYzG)

538 what's the difference between what the cocksuckers at Apple and Kellogg's did and putting a sign up at a restaurant saying blacks aren't served here?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:21 PM (LWYzG)

539 Okay ladies and gents...I need a ruling here. The cousin I talked about last night...the newly married one. He came home for Thanksgiving for like a week, but his wife didn't come with him, as she had to work and wanted to stay with her family. He will also be home at Christmas for like 2 weeks, and she won't be with him then, either. Does this seem odd to anyone? I'm not married, obviously, but I've always seen on TV these couples that don't want to spend even one night apart.

Posted by: TickledPink at November 30, 2016 07:21 PM (smD62)

540 Nice nativity, but I just want to know, does that cow have a muffler?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 30, 2016 07:22 PM (ZLQuU)

541 509 Okay gents.... if a lady told you no funny business before ya'll got married....is that a dealbreaker? Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:10 AM ( Not take it for a test drive and possibly get stuck with a tragic insufficiency or someone that can't get the job done? No fucking way.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 30, 2016 07:22 PM (hscyr)

542 @523 The only thing I've that approximates what you are talking about is a pure gov't loan, like fha/va Posted by: Gene Parmesan

Yeah, right, never happen. I knew people who thought they had "private" student loans, too -- until they didn't, anymore. No sir. A mortgage held by a federally-chartered bank is not a lien. It's partial ownership. And they can make you do anything they want with that mortgaged property. The only question is, can they get to you more quickly through zoning or taxation.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 07:22 PM (H5rtT)

543 532, can the VA withhold benefits n the case of a VA loan default?

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 07:24 PM (M3DRt)

544 Not take it for a test drive and possibly get stuck with a tragic insufficiency or someone that can't get the job done? No fucking way. Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 01, 2016 12:22 AM (hscyr) ==== Yeah, this. Testify!

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 07:24 PM (L+dg+)

545 Okay ladies and gents...I need a ruling here. The cousin I talked about last night...the newly married one. He came home for Thanksgiving for like a week, but his wife didn't come with him, as she had to work and wanted to stay with her family. He will also be home at Christmas for like 2 weeks, and she won't be with him then, either. Does this seem odd to anyone? I'm not married, obviously, but I've always seen on TV these couples that don't want to spend even one night apart. Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:21 AM (smD62) Newly married and spending large chunks of time apart doesn't seem right but hey, I've been divorced going on 13 years, so what do I know?? It does seem to smell of a lack of compromise by either one.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 07:25 PM (Jcg9Q)

546 509 Okay gents....

if a lady told you no funny business before ya'll got married....is that a dealbreaker?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:10 AM (smD62)

++++

What, and then she whips out her dick after you've said your vows?

Not my kind of hayride.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 30, 2016 07:26 PM (R+30W)

547 Kellogg has been a problem since its inception anyway. John Harvey Kellogg was a loon. Totally agin'  masturbation and just about all sex, save for a grudging amount necessary for reproduction.

    Corn flakes were born out of his belief that high fiber and vegetarian diet would reduce sexual desire.

   He was also into enemas. Yogurt enemas. And clitorectomies for masturbatin' females. And some dick-stitching operation he'd do for boys caught choking the chicken. It made erections excruciating.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 07:27 PM (DW+jj)

548 547 Kellogg has been a problem since its inception anyway. John Harvey Kellogg was a loon. Totally agin' masturbation and just about all sex, save for a grudging amount necessary for reproduction.

Corn flakes were born out of his belief that high fiber and vegetarian diet would reduce sexual desire.

He was also into enemas. Yogurt enemas. And clitorectomies for masturbatin' females. And some dick-stitching operation he'd do for boys caught choking the chicken. It made erections excruciating.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 01, 2016 12:27 AM (DW+jj)

++++

Wasn't he a urine drinker too?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 30, 2016 07:29 PM (R+30W)

549 Six places to visit in Japan http://preview.tinyurl.com/her4uwb Posted by: Anna Puma Obscure for the sake of. If you have one week to visit: 2 days in Tokyo, the rest in Kyoto. If you have two weeks; 2 days in Tokyo, 2 in Kanazawa, and the rest in transit from Osaka, Kyoto, to Shikoku.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 07:29 PM (1G5R8)

550 Corn flakes were born out of his belief that high fiber and vegetarian diet would reduce sexual desire. Ah. This explains the earlier unsuccessful breakfast cereal efforts, like Saltpeter-Os.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 30, 2016 07:29 PM (ZLQuU)

551 Does this seem odd to anyone? I'm not married, obviously, but I've always seen on TV these couples that don't want to spend even one night apart. Posted by: TickledPink ------------ Odds are, it won't last.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 07:30 PM (ZO497)

552 542, here in GA default circumstances are listed in mtgs and uses aren't one of them.Hazardous substances provision could arguably be a use prohibition. Are you saying eminent domain can be exercised by a federal bank?

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 07:30 PM (M3DRt)

553 Corn flakes were born out of his belief that high fiber and vegetarian diet would reduce sexual desire. Whaaaaaaa? I never heard this before.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:32 PM (LWYzG)

554 532, can the VA withhold benefits n the case of a VA loan default? Don't know. I do know you won't get another VA loan.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 07:32 PM (IcT7t)

555 Virgin Bran

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:33 PM (LWYzG)

556 One of these early hops the unit got into a fight with a bunch of Focke Wulf FW-190s and Robert Johnson, who would become one of the 56th's top scoring aces, well his kite got smashed badly. Cannon holes peppering the fuselage and the big mighty Pratt+Whitney R-2800 possibly missing a cylinder or two but still turning the propeller. So Johnson turned for England trying to nurse his wounded plane back to base. And then he looked outside his cockpit to see an FW-190 on his wing. The other pilot looked the P-47 over, looked at Johnson, and then pulled away. Johnson made it back safely. Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 11:49 PM (RVnAu) I remember that from Cadin's book. I believe the FW pilot didn't have an 20mm left (or much) and turned for home after he had expended all of his 7.92 unsuccessfully. Which was good for Johnson because his canopy was jammed.

Posted by: Your name in basic at November 30, 2016 07:33 PM (USf3s)

557 The Graham Cracker dude was another one. Kellogg got some of his ideas from him.

   Meat inflamed the animal passions.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 07:33 PM (DW+jj)

558 Is General Mills on the shit list? Kaboom off the breakfast menu now?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 07:35 PM (kP16F)

559 If she works in certain sectors, she is not going to get enough time off at TGiving and Christmas to be gone that long, so no, I don't find that odd at all. She may be weird, but your cousin married her, so he's either just as weird or it doesn't bother him.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 07:35 PM (lkEum)

560 So we should stick to Post?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:35 PM (LWYzG)

561 There's a reason they call people "flakes." The flaking process was observed at Kellogg's sanitarium by one C.W. Post, and an industry was born. The oddball industry.

Before you have breakfast, look up Sylvester Graham.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 07:36 PM (H5rtT)

562 Actually, the Cal. Supreme Court overturned Prop. 20, which was a statutory version of Prop. 8 (Prop. 8 being a state Constitutional amendment). The Cal. Supreme Court said that now that Prop. 8 was in the Constitution, banning Gay marriage was no longer (state) unconstitutional. A similar thing happened with the death penalty in the '70's, which is why California is the only state which includes the death penalty as part of its Bill/Declaration of Rights. Posted by: The Constitutional Hat at December 01, 2016 12:09 AM (vBeA5) Aha ... yes. My mistake. I see that Prop 8 is still in the Cali Constitution. It was the federal case I was thinking of ... and the later ruling by Cali that no one had any right to defend the proposition if the state declined, I guess. IDK. The whole thing is crazy. I really would like to see California secede. Well ... unless someone can trigger the San Andreas and pull a Lex Luther. In that case California would be manageable.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 07:37 PM (zc3Db)

563 "They're always after me Lucky Charms." How sinister and emasculating in this new light..

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 30, 2016 07:38 PM (ZLQuU)

564 Look up John Havey Kellogg. He ran some cult-like sanitorium, where they had production enema machines, as well as electro-baths. They made a movie about it, the name I forget it.

    His brother was the mogul that started the cereal business, and they got in some lifelong dispute over it somehow. You can look it up and read all about it.

     

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 07:38 PM (DW+jj)

565 And if I had a month to visit Japan, I'd hop trains and commercial boats on the western coast from Northern Hokkaido to Nagasaki.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 07:38 PM (1G5R8)

566 Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:21 AM (smD62) Yes, it seems odd. I would be upset if my husband left me at thanksgiving and Christmas if I was unable to attend due to work commitments. I can see the husband going for thanksgiving, but not both. But maybe it works for them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 07:39 PM (Q5Ymk)

567 Old sock from this morning off

Posted by: Keith at November 30, 2016 07:39 PM (USf3s)

568 If you read the very stupid article, it gets finessed. The stupid theory is that the 14th amendment overrides the stuff in the main constitution as far as the electoral college. Of course, the 14th doesn't say anything like that, but there have been SCOTUS interpretations of the 14th and the one man, one vote line. If you are the kind of constitutional scholar that buys into Roe v. Wade, then this is your kind of legal theory. After all, the constitution... IT'S ALIVE. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 01, 2016 12:19 AM (R+30W) The 14th, then, in turn would be negated by the 23rd Amendment, which specifically (re)affirms Presidential elections based on Senators and Representatives.

Posted by: The Constitutional Hat at November 30, 2016 07:39 PM (vBeA5)

569 One of Stigler's squadron-mates in JV-44, the Me-262 unit set up by Gen. Galland at the end of the war, was Steinhoff, who had a lot of service on the eastern front. Apparently there were two stories from that time, one of mercy, another of chivalry. In one, a Soviet pilot's plane was ablaze, and his canopy stuck. Steinhoff pulled up along-side; apparently as things got very bad the Soviet pilot gestured for Steinhoff to finish off his plane and prevent him from burning to death - Steinhoff saluted and complied. Another time Steinhoff pulled up next to a Soviet plane he had shot up badly and motioned for the pilot to bail out, instead of just finishing it off. The pilot bailed out to safety. Ironically Steinhoff himself was badly burned in a take-off crash in an Me-262 just weeks before the surrender - though he survived and went on to serve in the West German air force.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 07:40 PM (QDnY+)

570 Kellogg has been a problem since its inception anyway. John Harvey Kellogg was a loon. Totally agin' masturbation and just about all sex, save for a grudging amount necessary for reproduction. Corn flakes were born out of his belief that high fiber and vegetarian diet would reduce sexual desire. He was also into enemas. Yogurt enemas. And clitorectomies for masturbatin' females. And some dick-stitching operation he'd do for boys caught choking the chicken. It made erections excruciating. Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 01, 2016 12:27 AM (DW+jj) And I think he had a huge falling out with his brother because his brother put sugar in cereal. I'm not sure about this but I remember something along these lines. I think ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 07:40 PM (zc3Db)

571 it's December 1st

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:41 PM (LWYzG)

572 On another note, the writing front. Won't cross the 50k finish line for NaNoWriMo. Just my energy packs of motivation that had seen me crank out 2,600 words a day kinda ran down. Posted by: Anna Puma at December 01, 2016 12:09 AM (RVnAu) Hey, Anna. I saw a sad old Karmann Ghia today. Really just a shell. No motor, no transaxle, no paint. $800! No sale!

Posted by: achmed at November 30, 2016 07:41 PM (MiBfH)

573 Darn. Actually awake to catch the ONT night folks at a decent t ime and not one, not two but three autoplaying vids. Theeere goes the data plan. Night.

Posted by: teej at November 30, 2016 07:41 PM (JEx0Z)

574 Kelloggs development deserves the full "Target" treatment--I fully hope they're happy selling 10% less of their product than they did before this.  I hope you all are spreading this news to the other conversations you're having online and offline.  Fuck them for suddenly thinking their a *political* outlet rather than a retailer.

Posted by: Crusader at November 30, 2016 07:41 PM (OXPMi)

575 Goodnight everybody, have a nice night.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2016 07:41 PM (Q5Ymk)

576 Angel says the Colonel won't let the aunts speak ill of me in front of him. He says I have raised good children, and my daughters are better women than they are. They showed him how to dance, you see. https://youtu.be/uepw8tlQcig He calls me 'the Cossack,' and I'm honored.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 07:42 PM (JAuRF)

577 The 14th, then, in turn would be negated by the 23rd Amendment, which specifically (re)affirms Presidential elections based on Senators and Representatives. Posted by: The Constitutional Hat at December 01, 2016 12:39 AM (vBeA5) Meh. If the idiots believe what they're saying about the 14th then the very idea of the Senate, itself, is un-Constitutional.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 07:42 PM (zc3Db)

578 When I was a kid, those little boxes of cereals were the best things ever.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:42 PM (LWYzG)

579 The Prop. 1 shenanigans in Maine were worse than Prop. 8 situation in CA...

The first Prop 1 was defeated (homosexual "marriage" not legalised) so they get a do-over, then voila! Case closed when the Left got the result it wanted!

Hoping Trump's SCOTUS overturns Obergefell!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at November 30, 2016 07:43 PM (kP16F)

580 562 I really would like to see California secede. Well ... unless someone can trigger the San Andreas and pull a Lex Luther. In that case California would be manageable. Nah. You need a big magnet to draw all those like minded types away from people who are producing stuff. Just don't send any money.

Posted by: Halfwise at November 30, 2016 07:44 PM (rB/gm)

581 578 When I was a kid, those little boxes of cereals were the best things ever. ---------- We took those on our summer road trip vacations. You could put the milk right in the box! That and the moon landing were American ingenuity at its finest.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 30, 2016 07:45 PM (ZLQuU)

582 Trump lied about that Currior Deal to save only 30 jobs in Illinios. Preasdent Obama has created over 50 million new jobs according to CNN. Once can Trump and Fox News lied to all peoples of all colors ...........

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at November 30, 2016 07:45 PM (Fbj4h)

583 Jagervand 44 Steinhoff's little revolt to get Galland reinstated as the commander for day fighters. Goering was not amused. This modeler got a bit carried away with adding dots to his ME-262 when the photo shows contrary evidence on the nacelle. http://www.hyperscale.com

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 30, 2016 07:46 PM (RVnAu)

584 >>-I fully hope they're happy selling 10% >> less of their product than they did before this. Works for us...

Posted by: The NFL at November 30, 2016 07:48 PM (TppKb)

585 Actually TPOP it was the SCOTUS (or panel thereof) that denied standing to parties seeking to appeal the lawless federal judge's destruction of Prop Eight. Which was as I've noted before a nice, neat de facto abolition of the referendum process. Proposition is passed by vote of voters. Resulting law is challenged in court - without merit - by anybody. Faithless constitutional officers of CA (or other state), usually the AG, refuse to defend the law, as they should. Lawless arbitrary federal court strikes down law with idiotic ruling. Private party that was defending law in lieu of faithless constitutional state officers is denied standing in their appeal of idiotic federal court ruling. Done! Fun (in a dark way) to explain this to CA voters who think that, despite only having one party's nominees on the ballot for many key posts, and the presidential vote being a foregone conclusion, and zero election integrity and high probability of significant illegal alien and other fraudulent voting, their vote "counts".

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 07:48 PM (QDnY+)

586 G'night everyone. I'll leave you with this: https://youtu.be/Lk6BJx3IyN4 (sfw) The Fabulous Poodles, "Mirror Star".

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at November 30, 2016 07:48 PM (IcT7t)

587 Just read Kellogg's lunacy. Cold cereal, not hot, was preferred, as this would cool a teenager's urge to masturbate. Kellogg was agin' sugar, too, but I don't know if that was the source of dispute with his brother over Corn Flakes.

    He did a clitorectomy on a 10 yr girl. Her father caught her touching herself down there, and she was an intractable case. One of his remedies with girls was to put phenol on the clitoris, which would burn like hell. If that didn't work, cut it off.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 07:49 PM (DW+jj)

588 And purple tang

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 07:49 PM (M3DRt)

589 Okay ladies and gents...I need a ruling here.

The cousin I talked about last night...the newly married one.

He came home for Thanksgiving for like a week, but his wife didn't come with him, as she had to work and wanted to stay with her family.

He will also be home at Christmas for like 2 weeks, and she won't be with him then, either.

Does this seem odd to anyone? I'm not married, obviously, but I've always seen on TV these couples that don't want to spend even one night apart.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:21 AM (smD62)



I can't imagine spending that kind of time away from the man I love, and that applied after 8 years.  So, I say it's a very bad sign.  But of course, some people have very strange ideas of what marriage is all about.


Same with the separate beds/rooms.  I always slept next to Mr. Deplorable, and he sometimes snored deplorably.  I just got him to roll over or whatever, if it got really bad.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 07:49 PM (tHwdc)

590 The Prop. 1 shenanigans in Maine were worse than Prop. 8 situation in CA... The first Prop 1 was defeated (homosexual "marriage" not legalised) so they get a do-over, then voila! Case closed when the Left got the result it wanted! Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at December 01, 2016 12:43 AM (kP16F) Sounds totes legit to us!

Posted by: The European Union at November 30, 2016 07:49 PM (vBeA5)

591 Angel says the Colonel won't let the aunts speak ill of me in front of him. He says I have raised good children, and my daughters are better women than they are. They showed him how to dance, you see. https://youtu.be/uepw8tlQcig He calls me 'the Cossack,' and I'm honored. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 12:42 AM (JAuRF) Why would they speak ill of you?

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 07:50 PM (Jcg9Q)

592 Was Kellogg a mennonite or something? Amish? Mormon?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:50 PM (LWYzG)

593 The movie made about Kellogg was "The Road to Wellville." It starrted Matthew Broderick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 07:51 PM (u8kLQ)

594 Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2016 12:48 AM (QDnY+) Thanks for the clarification. I'll get the whole story down correctly eventually ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 07:52 PM (zc3Db)

595 591. I'm divorced, not Vietnamese, and not Roman Catholic.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 07:52 PM (JAuRF)

596 He came home for Thanksgiving for like a week, but his wife didn't come with him, as she had to work and wanted to stay with her family.

He will also be home at Christmas for like 2 weeks, and she won't be with him then, either.

Does this seem odd to anyone? I'm not married, obviously, but I've always seen on TV these couples that don't want to spend even one night apart.
---

Well, if they have been together for a long time, and were living together for a while before marriage, spending time apart might not signal anything bad.

Also.. if she hates his family and/or he hates her family, this  could be a good compromise.

Finally,  he may not want to her to work over the holiday season, and she may have no choice due to finances. So this plan might work for them.

/of course, my significant other is a cat, so what do I know?

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 30, 2016 07:52 PM (OlyEd)

597 Was Kellogg a muslim?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:52 PM (LWYzG)

598 Kellogg was a 7th Day Adventist, I believe.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 07:53 PM (DW+jj)

599 Angel says the Colonel won't let the aunts speak ill of me in front of him. He says I have raised good children, and my daughters are better women than they are. They showed him how to dance, you see.
https://youtu.be/uepw8tlQcig

He calls me 'the Cossack,' and I'm honored.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 12:42 AM (JAuRF)



Be careful about eating anything those aunts have prepared, Uncle.  Other than that, you're golden.  Just a matter of time :-D

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 07:53 PM (tHwdc)

600 @592 You're agitatin', ain't ya.
Seventh Day Adventist.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 07:53 PM (H5rtT)

601 He came home for Thanksgiving for like a week He will also be home at Christmas for like 2 weeks Isn't "HOME" where his wife lives?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 07:53 PM (IqV8l)

602 I saw bits and pieces of Road To Wellville. Based on Kellogg, eh? It was supposed to be an off-color comedy, if I recall.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 07:53 PM (LWYzG)

603 597 Was Kellogg a muslim? -------- Fuck a few goats and suddenly everyone's drawing ugly conclusions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 30, 2016 07:53 PM (ZLQuU)

604 Kellogg was a 7th Day Adventist, I believe. Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 01, 2016 12:53 AM (DW+jj) Well .. at least, he knew which day the sabbath was.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 07:54 PM (zc3Db)

605 Darn. Actually awake to catch the ONT night folks at a decent t ime and not one, not two but three autoplaying vids.
Theeere goes the data plan.


They're not vids. They are gifs. They aren't much bigger than a standard jpg image. Your data plan is safe.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2016 07:54 PM (Ga9pP)

606 The oddest thing about the holiday situation is that he's leaving his new bride during the holiday season; she can't help having to work, but why does he have to leave her? And what the hell, maybe they're a little different and are fine with it all. Maybe it's a marriage of convenience.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 07:55 PM (lkEum)

607 One thing to keep in mind WRT SCOTUS. Temporarily managing a majority of actual jurists (not just robotic authoritarian legislators) is desperately needed, and seems within reach (though really you need 2 new justices, cuz Kennedy and Roberts), but doesn't solve the problem. The problem being two-fold. First the SCOTUS usurpation of so much legislative power, second the disappearance of integrity and seriousness by the entire "liberal" segment of the judicial community (the shameless assertion of absurdities, the complete departure from language and common sense). First problem COULD be dealt with - in your dreams. That is, where there's a remotely serious Congress willing to act. Second problem - I dunno. It's akin to establishing integrity in a Third World police force that's always been run by raw power, corruption, and bribery. Where do you start?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 07:55 PM (QDnY+)

608 599. They're a funny bunch, the aunts. They don't like me, but they sure eat when I bring shishkik, paprikash, pastrami, or fried chicken

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 07:55 PM (JAuRF)

609 weft-cut, love your Japan tour idea. Would go tomorrow if I could. Haven't been to Nagasaki.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 07:55 PM (QDnY+)

610 An important Fact of Life:

For the most part, when people complain, they do NOT want solutions. They don't even want suggestions for possible solutions.

They just want you to listen, nod and be sympathetic.

That is all. No solutions, no input just "Oh, your life is so hard."

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 30, 2016 07:56 PM (OlyEd)

611 Also, nothing not everything you see on TV is true.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 07:57 PM (lkEum)

612 Slip slidin' away. Grace and peace to all.

Posted by: Halfwise at November 30, 2016 07:57 PM (rB/gm)

613 Poor you

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 07:57 PM (M3DRt)

614 Also, nothing not everything you see on TV is true. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at December 01, 2016 12:57 AM (lkEum) Lies and bullshit, varied by bullshit and lies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 07:58 PM (MiBfH)

615 An important Fact of Life:

For the most part, when people complain, they do NOT want solutions. They don't even want suggestions for possible solutions.

They just want you to listen, nod and be sympathetic.

That is all. No solutions, no input just "Oh, your life is so hard."

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 01, 2016 12:56 AM (OlyEd)



I thought that was just some women.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 07:58 PM (tHwdc)

616 Poor you
---

Yes. I must learn this phrase and perhaps even tattoo it on my arm.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 30, 2016 07:58 PM (OlyEd)

617 Took time to win over the Colonel. The first year, he never let me past the porch when I came to call on my angel.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 07:59 PM (JAuRF)

618 Kellogg was Sane by the measure of the times...... John R. Brinkley is the Pinnacle of Insanity. Goat Gland Virility Therapy..... No lead in the pencil, no problem. We'll sharpen that point in no time..... Sow some goat balls in and voila.....really. Made a fortune and was a radio innovator to boot.......amazing what a sociopath was capable of back then. G, oogle the book Charlatan Tells the whole story and provides interesting background.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 07:59 PM (6IpYk)

619 545 Okay ladies and gents...I need a ruling here. The cousin I talked about last night...the newly married one. He came home for Thanksgiving for like a week, but his wife didn't come with him, as she had to work and wanted to stay with her family. He will also be home at Christmas for like 2 weeks, and she won't be with him then, either. Does this seem odd to anyone? I'm not married, obviously, but I've always seen on TV these couples that don't want to spend even one night apart. Posted by: TickledPink at December 01, 2016 12:21 AM (smD62) Newly married and spending large chunks of time apart doesn't seem right but hey, I've been divorced going on 13 years, so what do I know?? It does seem to smell of a lack of compromise by either one. Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 01, 2016 12:25 AM (Jcg9Q) According to my mom and sister, this is just fine for a marriage. Of course, my mom has been married and divorced 4 times, and my 56 year old sister has never been married.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at November 30, 2016 08:00 PM (1JnAL)

620 An important Fact of Life: For the most part, when people complain, they do NOT want solutions. They don't even want suggestions for possible solutions. They just want you to listen, nod and be sympathetic. That is all. No solutions, no input just "Oh, your life is so hard." Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 01, 2016 12:56 AM (OlyEd) That is very true. Not always to the point of sympathy, though. A lot of times people are just blowing off steam and need no response of any sort.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 08:00 PM (zc3Db)

621 I thought that was just some women.
---
Oh no, it's both.

However, I think that in general, men are more likely to listen to suggestions and may act on them.

But women? No. "Poor poor me, there are no solutions to my problems, and if you dare suggest something workable, I'll tell you ten thousand reasons it will not work."

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 30, 2016 08:01 PM (OlyEd)

622 G, oogle the book Charlatan Tells the whole story and provides interesting background. Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 01, 2016 12:59 AM (6IpYk) Kind of like the history of Hadacol. Of course, there was a reason why it cam to be a huge seller.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 08:01 PM (MiBfH)

623 I know several married couples who are rarely together. One of them got quietly married in a civil ceremony, then lived separately as singles for a year before they had a formal wedding. They're apart at holidays a lot.

They're officers.  So weird by definition, and undeserving of sympathy here.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 08:01 PM (H5rtT)

624 617, sound like you live in a Faulkner novel

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 08:02 PM (M3DRt)

625 I'm divorced, not Vietnamese, and not Roman Catholic. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 12:52 AM (JAuRF) Gotcha.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 08:02 PM (Jcg9Q)

626 624. My favorite author!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:03 PM (JAuRF)

627 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 12:52 AM (JAuRF) But you are a Prince among men, and you adore his daughter. The aunties will come around.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:04 PM (lkEum)

628 I actually like Eric Trump more than I do his father. Eric should run for high office someday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a50NYWVRfRc

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 08:04 PM (LWYzG)

629 The Colonel and the Aunts is very Southern Gothic.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 08:04 PM (M3DRt)

630 624. It was an ex who intro'd me to him. Shoving a copy of Absalom! Absalom! My way, she said, 'Read this. You're Quentin's father.' I did and was flattered, which was not, I think, what she had in mind.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:06 PM (JAuRF)

631 They hung there dependent from the sky
Like some heavy metal fruit
These bombers are ripe and ready to tilt
Must these Englishmen live that I might die
Must they live that I might die

Me-262 prince of turbojet
Junker's Jumo 004
Blasts from clustered r4m quartets in my snout
And see these English planes go burn

Well, you be my witness, how red were the skies
When the fortresses flew for the very last time
It was dark over Westphalia
In April of '45

Posted by: Secret Treaties at November 30, 2016 08:06 PM (8iiMU)

632 629. Heh. Southern....close. Daddy was an ARVN Colonel....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:07 PM (JAuRF)

633 Took time to win over the Colonel. The first year, he never let me past the porch when I came to call on my angel. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 12:59 AM (JAuRF) So as long as you have him the aunts are...noise?

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 08:07 PM (Jcg9Q)

634 Also, nothing not everything you see on TV is true. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor ------- *?!* Dammit. *cancels order for Mypillow*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 08:08 PM (/wWB4)

635 Haven't been to Nagasaki. Posted by: rhomboid First and only port of call of europe for a few hundred years. Visual european influence. It's the San Francisco of Japan in the best possible sense.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at November 30, 2016 08:08 PM (1G5R8)

636 632. Her daddy, that is. Not mine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:08 PM (JAuRF)

637 A Career of Evil

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2016 08:08 PM (IqV8l)

638 which was not, I think, what she had in mind. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 01:06 AM (JAuRF) LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:08 PM (lkEum)

639 633. Yeah, but they live with him, and with her, and so they're a factor, I'm afraid.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:10 PM (JAuRF)

640 *cancels order for Mypillow* Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2016 01:08 AM (/wWB4) I have three friends who love their My Pillows. Swear by them. You go on and get one and tell me what you think.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:10 PM (lkEum)

641 Trump's kids have a razor's edge to walk, probably the neatest test since the Roosevelt children (either set, really). Several of them are uniquely situated to be the President's eyes and ears, and to act beneath the radar. But they also have that business to run, and it's a difficult one to step away from, to the extent the gentlemen of the press and opposition will demand as ethical.

That's in addition to the usual BS that goes with being a President's family.

Any of them who come through this with clean public records and some public achievements will be pretty good candidates for anything, in business or in government. Or for the booby hatch, as has befallen many before.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 08:10 PM (H5rtT)

642 I have three friends who love their My Pillows. Swear by them. You go on and get one and tell me what you think. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at December 01, 2016 01:10 AM (lkEum) ====== I have two and they are awesome covered with awesome sauce.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 08:11 PM (L+dg+)

643 I have three friends who love their My Pillows. Swear by them. You go on and get one and tell me what you think. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor ------------ Um... well, okay... but I'm not buying any shirts from that Untuckit hipster.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 08:12 PM (/wWB4)

644 613 Poor you

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at December 01, 2016 12:57 AM (M3DRt)

++++

Whenever I see this phrase, I hear it in my head in the voice of Olivia Soprano.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 30, 2016 08:13 PM (R+30W)

645 What's funny is that Eisenhower's son or grandson tried to get into politics and failed. Carter's son is a loser, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 08:13 PM (LWYzG)

646 638. Ahh....Tami....yep. he's one of my favorite Faulknerian characters. Whimsical and dark, jovial and brooding.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:13 PM (JAuRF)

647 Doubt any of the Trump scions will auger a plane into the ocean.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 08:13 PM (MiBfH)

648 I have two and they are awesome covered with awesome sauce. Posted by: Flyboy at December 01, 2016 01:11 AM (L+dg+) Oh, I do appreciate a male POV. Chicks always think everything is the best thing ever, til something new comes along. What is it about it particularly that you like?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:13 PM (lkEum)

649 Um... well, okay... but I'm not buying any shirts from that Untuckit hipster. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2016 01:12 AM (/wWB4) Well you're safe there, cuz I have no idea what you're talking about

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:15 PM (lkEum)

650 610 An important Fact of Life:

For the most part, when people complain, they do NOT want solutions. They don't even want suggestions for possible solutions.

They just want you to listen, nod and be sympathetic.

That is all. No solutions, no input just "Oh, your life is so hard."

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 01, 2016 12:56 AM (OlyEd)

++++

It's not about the nail.
https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 30, 2016 08:16 PM (R+30W)

651 They should offer a "tactical" pillow with a pocket to hold a pistol safely.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 08:16 PM (MiBfH)

652 Oh, I do appreciate a male POV. Chicks always think everything is the best thing ever, til something new comes along. What is it about it particularly that you like? Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at December 01, 2016 01:13 AM (lkEum) ===== For me, the neck positioning. I had been having trouble with the nerve bundle in the upper left shoulder. These pillows alleviated that.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 08:17 PM (L+dg+)

653 SMFH, if you're still here: my parents are chaplains, and one of the things I've learned thanks to their training is that the grieving process takes at least a year. And yeah, you'll have your good days and your days when it hits hard and your days when it feels like you're losing your mind. It's all normal. Re: names like Charlie Brown: I'm one of the few people in the world who can honestly say that my dissertation was directed by Tom Hanks. D. Thomas Hanks, Jr., that is.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at November 30, 2016 08:18 PM (G4y5c)

654 Gothic wasn't right word, Faulkner was more Southern Greek tragedy

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 08:19 PM (M3DRt)

655 The comic is called Holy Terror... Posted by: Bete stays up at December 01, 2016 12:17 AM (Ojki1) Technically "Frank Miller's Holy Terror," and Batman wasn't in it, the hero was called "The Fixer." It was proposed as a Batman comic, but that never happened. Infinitely confusable with "Batman: Holy Terror," by Alan Brennert, about a Christian theocracy. For those looking it up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 08:20 PM (wB8Tg)

656 I am going to have to brush up on my Faulkner.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:21 PM (lkEum)

657 Those MyPillow ads are driving me crazy. I'll buy one if that'll shut that guy up.

  And I'll take William Faulkner over Tennessee Williams any day. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I hated it, but I couldn't stop watching it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 08:21 PM (DW+jj)

658 654. Faulkner was freakin' amazing. There's almost no word to encompass the man's gebius.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:21 PM (JAuRF)

659 Posted by: Flyboy at December 01, 2016 01:17 AM (L+dg+) Good to know, I am having neck issues. Thank you! How is the Mrs?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:22 PM (lkEum)

660 I don't watch Vikings. Never caught my interest level. A little to slow. BUT, Katheryn Winnick is pretty. REALLY pretty. Gets nekid occasionally.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2016 08:22 PM (3JoAW)

661 Charlie Brown, Old School.
When I was a kid, my neighbors were Walter Scott, on one side, and James Whitcomb Riley, on the other. Hell of a way to grow up, stylistically.

One was a crane operator/barkeep, the other a bus driver.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 08:23 PM (H5rtT)

662 Maybe that MyPillow guy can make a PussyPillow(tm). For sore ones after all the grabbing in the Trump era. Pax Trumpicana.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 30, 2016 08:23 PM (DW+jj)

663 @622, Al..... Pan Am was Soooooooo very Popular back in the late 40's for their amenities..... Newspapers, Ice bags, Kleenex....BENZEDRINE Inhalers......"Jetlag....what jetlag?"..... Hadacol, Benzedrine......Goat Testes...... Oxytocin, Fentanyl......etc..... As much as things change........some stay the same. All Hail The Profit!!!!

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 08:23 PM (6IpYk)

664 Sorry, Bete, the *third* time I read it I saw you mentioned it wasn't Batman.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at November 30, 2016 08:23 PM (wB8Tg)

665 Well you're safe there, cuz I have no idea what you're talking about Posted by: Tammy al-Thor ---------------------- Here's his 30 sec. commercial. So vapidly shallow, I want to punch the guy. Listen carefully; "My biggest problem..." http://preview.tinyurl.com/hoq6akw

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 08:23 PM (/wWB4)

666 Palpatine, I agree.

Posted by: Gene Parmesan at November 30, 2016 08:24 PM (5iFlS)

667 Apples and oranges, but I do prefer Mr. Faulkner to Mr. Williams.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:24 PM (lkEum)

668 SWMBO and I don't sleep together much. Mostly because I snore like I left the microphone next to a running chainsaw. Posted by: Semper Why Have you ever been tested for sleep apnea?

Posted by: Adriane the Medical Technology Critic ... at November 30, 2016 08:24 PM (AoK0a)

669 How is the Mrs? Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at December 01, 2016 01:22 AM (lkEum) ===== Availing herself of one of those pillows right now. She just gets better and better while I do this stoopid work thing.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 08:25 PM (L+dg+)

670 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2016 01:23 AM (/wWB4) The struggle is real, dude.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:27 PM (lkEum)

671 It's not about the nail.
https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 01, 2016 01:16 AM (R+30W)


THat was a riot!  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 08:28 PM (tHwdc)

672 Gothic wasn't right word, Faulkner was more Southern Greek tragedy Hey now!

Posted by: The Spartans ... at November 30, 2016 08:28 PM (AoK0a)

673 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 01, 2016 01:16 AM (R+30W) That was my *first thought*, so I'm glad you beat me to it!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at November 30, 2016 08:28 PM (G4y5c)

674 Posted by: Flyboy at December 01, 2016 01:25 AM (L+dg+) Which work thing?! (And I'm glad it's getting even better!)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:29 PM (lkEum)

675 Goodnight all, thanks for the chat tonight. Weekend's coming....... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2016 08:30 PM (u8kLQ)

676 am going to have to brush up on my Faulkner. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at December 01, 2016 01:21 AM (lkEum) My mother is a fish...

Posted by: William Faulkner at November 30, 2016 08:31 PM (vBeA5)

677 Newspapers, Ice bags, Kleenex....BENZEDRINE Inhalers......"Jetlag....what jetlag?"..... ===== Ah, the good old days, when codeine and paregoric were over-the-counter drugs. Even into the late 70's Donnagel PG (with powered opium) could be had by just signing for it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2016 08:31 PM (/wWB4)

678 The other night, Jim in Galveston leaked video of the Colonel and one of the aunts at their bakery. (Yeah, he ran a bakery when he came to the States.) https://youtu.be/9DA86rsKOjo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:32 PM (JAuRF)

679 Damn, Keebler and Pringles are going to be problematic. Well, I infinitely prefer Lays, but Thor likes Pringles and I love Keebler cookies. I used to, anyway. Fuck these assholes.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 30, 2016 08:32 PM (lkEum)

680 Channel Master 4228HD is on it's way. Then hook it up and prove it works. Fingers crossed. Buy out on cable contact is $120 and I'm ready.

Posted by: gNewt at November 30, 2016 08:35 PM (7RvOV)

681 Well, time for me to call it a night. Electrician is supposed to come by tomorrow morning, so I had best be up and about. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2016 08:35 PM (MiBfH)

682 Which work thing?! (And I'm glad it's getting even better!) Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at December 01, 2016 01:29 AM (lkEum) ==== My (multifaceted) work thing. I work, a lot. I need to cool this out, but have not figured out how to do this yet. Trying to lay off responsibility, but I am not geared toward doing this.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 08:36 PM (L+dg+)

683 Oh, wow. Some People can get an electrician. That's...special.

I've been trying to hire one for two years.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 08:36 PM (H5rtT)

684 For Faulkner, google or bing 'presbyterian effluvium' to get a feel for the man's Muse and her peerless songs.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:37 PM (JAuRF)

685 What is it with gay dudes attracting the hot chicks? https://youtu.be/bQj9MHojHks

Posted by: buzzion at November 30, 2016 08:39 PM (bMG0w)

686 683. Reminds me of a Soviet joke. Guy goes to the Lada office and gets permission to buy one. 'It will be ready one year from now,' says thw clerk. 'Morning or afternoon, ' asks the man. 'What does that matter?' 'Well, the plumber is coming in the afternoon. '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:40 PM (JAuRF)

687 Time to give it up. Night all.

Posted by: Flyboy at November 30, 2016 08:46 PM (L+dg+)

688 @686 Can't laugh. It ain't funny. For certain kinds of (perfectly legal, I can assure you, NSA)jobs, it is extremely hard to find a qualified craftsman. Both worsening and improving general employment seem to contribute to this.

I get irked when people re-print those old "Soviets amazed at American supermarkets" lectures. Yes, there is food there. I'm glad. But, as this Kellogg thing is going to make clear (as did the Campbell thing last year), we have a lot of soviet-style One Big Factories here. That was due to the true tech breakthrough of the last quarter of the 20th century, Mergers and Acquisitions. You try to avoid doing business with just one big multi-national, or, as happens once in a while, they stop doing business with you, and you quickly find yourself at farmers' markets and roadside stands, and splitting a side of beef with a buddy from work. OK as far as it goes, but not the great shining city on the hill, is it. We live in a fragile economy. 

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 08:49 PM (H5rtT)

689 "GET your fingers out ma man's NOSE!!" ROFLMAO!!!

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 08:50 PM (CRotO)

690 What is it with gay dudes attracting the hot chicks? https://youtu.be/bQj9MHojHks Posted by: buzzion at December 01, 2016 01:39 AM (bMG0w) The guy isn't a threat? Beats me. All I know is that chick probably wouldn't give me the time of day. And on that note, I'm out too. Still processing the whole my ex-girlfriend-turned-out-to-be-a-married-woman-the-whole-time thing. 'Night all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 30, 2016 08:50 PM (Jcg9Q)

691 GTG. Things to do early, cold front coming in. See yaz.

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at November 30, 2016 08:51 PM (H5rtT)

692 689 The Colonel has that same hairstyle, shirt, and impassive face. But no moustache. Tough old bird he is, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 08:52 PM (JAuRF)

693 Goodnight, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at November 30, 2016 08:55 PM (xVuS6)

694 Seen many of those types in Hawai'i, Palp. Hell, some of them were my friends' dads. They are not to be fucked with.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 08:55 PM (CRotO)

695 Noticed some pillow talk........ Check out ...... The Purple Mattress. I have a mattress....(was convinced after tryin a seat cushion, and said fuck it, I'll give it a shot....).... Absolutely Amazing. (The seat cushion/mattress synergy is noticeable....) For the money, guarantee.....what do y'all have to lose. Overindulgence of the Octane should be the culprit of Mornin Discomfort....never a shitty mattress.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 08:56 PM (6IpYk)

696 Well, I infinitely prefer Lays, but Thor likes Pringles and I love Keebler cookies. I used to, anyway. Fuck these assholes. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at December 01, 2016 01:32 AM (lkEum) well duh, who doesn't?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2016 08:57 PM (cPsPa)

697 Hey Tammy.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 08:58 PM (CRotO)

698 going to have to start reading entire sentences.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2016 08:59 PM (cPsPa)

699 Free one week preview on Showtime (you Amazon Prime members should know this). There's a show there called "Time of Death". Word of warning: Have a shitload of Kleenex handy.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 09:00 PM (CRotO)

700 694. Yep. If you think about what they'd seen and been through, you'd be a fool to get crosswise with any of 'em. The Colonel - I still call him 'colonel' when we speak, or 'sir' - is probably the toughest man I've met, excluding my grandfather, whom he reminds me of in some ways.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 09:01 PM (JAuRF)

701 Hey yankeefifth.

Posted by: SMFH - 9-2 at November 30, 2016 09:01 PM (CRotO)

702 The Left is actually trying to get President Trump banned from twitter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqlvNPPnkVQ

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 09:06 PM (LWYzG)

703 The guy isn't a threat? Beats me. All I know is that chick probably wouldn't give me the time of day. And on that note, I'm out too. Still processing the whole my ex-girlfriend-turned-out-to-be-a-married-woman-the-whole-time thing. 'Night all. Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 01, 2016 01:50 AM (Jcg9Q) Well it was kind of a joking post. But once again Milo has a video of a cute conservative girl on his page.

Posted by: buzzion at November 30, 2016 09:06 PM (bMG0w)

704 694. Knew the man two years snd never saw him smile until thanksgiving. My kids were singing oy-sya ti oy-sya while he, under #1 daughter's guidance, was swinging a shashka and dancing. A beautiful sight, amd all the aunts with their noses pressed to the sliding door, clucking their disapproval.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 09:07 PM (JAuRF)

705 Does the Fake News know they're the fake news, or is the Fake News pretending they don't know they're the fake news?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2016 09:07 PM (LWYzG)

706 What did the Keebler elves do? I love me a frozn Grasshopper and some Fudge Stripes with Cold Almond Milk.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 09:10 PM (MQZBa)

707 It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 09:16 PM (MQZBa)

708 garrett, that's the American republic you're referring to, right? this here thread is alive and kicking sort of

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2016 09:17 PM (QDnY+)

709 685 What is it with gay dudes attracting the hot chicks? https://youtu.be/bQj9MHojHks Posted by: buzzion at December 01, 2016 01:39 AM (bMG0w) I dunno, but there have been a number of occasions when I was attracted to hot gay chicks. 'Tis a puzzler.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 09:20 PM (sdi6R)

710 @677.... Now State Troopers will come knockin on your door because your wife bought Sudafed the same day as you did for your cold..... Just in case you've managed to defeat Science and can magically produce OZs of Meth from TWO packages.....(Just followin Protocol.....Have a good night.) That's a True Story..... In a society where alcohol, nicotine an opiates are G sanctioned/endorsed.........How much has really changed since Kellogg/Brinkley?

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 09:22 PM (6IpYk)

711 >>this here thread is alive and kicking That's just nerves. Poor thing doesn't know it's dead yet, like Buzzion.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 09:25 PM (MQZBa)

712 WeirdDave sez: "One thing I really miss is caroling. " Which brings us to tonight's Fascinating Christmas Carol Trivia The Song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is nowadays considered one of the most beautiful and upbeat of all secular Christmas carols. Even though it was composed fairly recently in Christmas Carol History (1944, for the movie "Meet Me in St. Louis), it almost immediately became a "classic" and by Christmas of 1945 was already being sung alongside all the other classics. HOWEVER...(and here's the interesting part) ... the original lyrics to the song were MISERABLE and DEPRESSING, described by those who saw them as "sounding like a suicide note." Here's what happened: The original script for "Meet Me in St. Louis" revolved exclusively around the notion that the family was going to be forced to move to New York unwillingly, leaving their beloved St. Louis behind. It was this plot that was told to composer Hugh Martin, who was then instructed to write some songs around it. However, later script changes relegated the "move to New York" aspect to be more of a minor plot point -- the revised script focused more on the World's Fair in St. Louis. But crazily, none of this was communicated to Hugh Martin, who dutifully wrote songs and lyrics about how depressed people would be if they were forced to move to New York. So he turned in his songs to the director, and some of them -- "Merry Little Christmas" in particular -- were gloomy and depressive. For example, the first line of the original lyrics went, "Have yourself a merry little Christmas It may be your last. Next year we may all be living in the past." When Judy Garland was given these lyrics to sing, she downright refused, thinking the implication was that all the characters in the film would soon be dead. She insisted that the lyrics be fundamentally changed to be cheerful. So Hugh Martin rewrote them, but here and there a few morose and melancholy lines snuck through. But she was satisfied with the changes and sang them anyway, turning it into a classic. It was these first-generation rewrittern lyrics that were sung as a Christmas carol between 1945 and 1956. But in '57 Frank Sinatra wanted to do a cover version, and he too was still bothered by some of the residual gloominess in the lyrics, and he requested a second rewrite, removing almost all trace of sadness. That 1957 version also was a big hit, and it is those second-generation rewritten lyrics that are the ones still sung today! In all fairness, But Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra should get some kind of partial songwriting credit, because without them, the song would now be a forgotten depressing "musical suicide note"!

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2016 09:31 PM (jBuUi)

713 708. If a jewbilly transplanted to Texas can get an ARVN Colonel to try Cossack dances at thanksgiving, America is alive and well.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 09:31 PM (JAuRF)

714 hey SMFH

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2016 09:32 PM (cPsPa)

715 night everyone

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2016 09:32 PM (cPsPa)

716 zombie at December 01, 2016 02:31 AM (jBuUi) Joy to the World ... was originally written as an Easter hymn ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at November 30, 2016 09:34 PM (AoK0a)

717 SMFH, You still hangin around?

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 09:34 PM (6IpYk)

718 Just parachuting into the 700s here on the ONT. I just dipped my toes into the Pizzagate waters. And now I think I might drown. It's the Andrew Breitbart Twitter call out of John Podesta that's freakin' me out. Like more than a little.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at November 30, 2016 09:34 PM (e9mZG)

719 686 683. Reminds me of a Soviet joke. Guy goes to the Lada office and gets permission to buy one. 'It will be ready one year from now,' says thw clerk. 'Morning or afternoon, ' asks the man. 'What does that matter?' 'Well, the plumber is coming in the afternoon. ' Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 01:40 AM (JAuRF) You should publish your collection of old Soviet jokes as a book, and see if you can figure out how to market it to the snowflake generation so they'll realize that Communism ain't what it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 30, 2016 09:35 PM (eE5p5)

720 All I remember about the making of Meet Me in St. Louis was a story about them telling one of the little girls her dog dies to get her to cry for a scene. I don't know if it was Garland or if there was a younger actress.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 09:36 PM (MQZBa)

721 Why is this muslim woman on Tucker Carlson's show dressed like a penis?

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2016 09:38 PM (MQZBa)

722 I can spot a zombie post within the first couple of paragraphs.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 09:40 PM (sdi6R)

723 721 Why is this muslim woman on Tucker Carlson's show dressed like a penis? Posted by: garrett at December 01, 2016 02:38 AM (MQZBa) Envy

Posted by: buzzion at November 30, 2016 09:40 PM (bMG0w)

724 Charles Brown was a wonderful black, jazzy blues musician. I had the pleasure to work with him for a bit. He had a hit "Merry Christmas, Baby" way back like maybe in the 1950's. He was a large black man, I loved him. I mean, we were friends. He was a very devout Christian (even though his songs usually had a ribald character) and I think he was gay. But, none of my business. He used to tour along with Dorothy Donegan, a black, classically trained, stride left hand, blues pianists. Sometimes they would do a 2 piano act, and it was a thing for the ages. Hysterically funny. They had a local bassist name of Wyatt "Bull" Ruther. Bull never played with an amp, but he would put his bass on a plywood box in order to increase the natural resonance. The three of them were something else. Anyway, last time I saw Charles we were sharing a dressing room and getting in to our tuxes. Charles looks at me and says, "Son, Satan is running wild all over this land". That was the last time I saw him. He died the next month.

Posted by: navybrat at November 30, 2016 09:41 PM (w7KSn)

725 Merry Christmas Baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RJJwk-Opw4

Posted by: navybrat at November 30, 2016 09:41 PM (w7KSn)

726 719. Heh, have to make it an app. Or a clickbait listicle thing. '20 Jokes About Poverty and Repression. #5 changed my life.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 09:42 PM (JAuRF)

727 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 02:42 AM (JAuRF) The app thing could work... Have it be a "joke of the day" thing that puts a joke on the front page of your smart phone (about where I keep the clock and weather on mine).

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 30, 2016 09:47 PM (eE5p5)

728 724 Charles Brown was a wonderful black, jazzy blues musician. I had the pleasure to work with him for a bit. He had a hit "Merry Christmas, Baby" way back like maybe in the 1950's. He was a large black man, I loved him. I mean, we were friends. He was a very devout Christian (even though his songs usually had a ribald character) and I think he was gay. But, none of my business. He used to tour along with Dorothy Donegan, a black, classically trained, stride left hand, blues pianists. Sometimes they would do a 2 piano act, and it was a thing for the ages. Hysterically funny. They had a local bassist name of Wyatt "Bull" Ruther. Bull never played with an amp, but he would put his bass on a plywood box in order to increase the natural resonance. The three of them were something else. Anyway, last time I saw Charles we were sharing a dressing room and getting in to our tuxes. Charles looks at me and says, "Son, Satan is running wild all over this land". That was the last time I saw him. He died the next month. Posted by: navybrat Fascinating! Thanks for the tale. I actually own several Charles Brown 45 rpm singles from the 1950s. They're great.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2016 09:54 PM (jBuUi)

729 727. Cato, don't know why, but there's a guy in this vid reminds me of you, somehow. The one with the glasses. Talk about 'get off my lawn!' https://youtu.be/qFhG5unY6Zk

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 09:54 PM (JAuRF)

730 @724.... nb, Magnificent. Thank you. I can only imagine.......

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 09:56 PM (6IpYk)

731 Happy December, everyone! Just changed over! Three seconds ago.

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2016 09:56 PM (jBuUi)

732 Re: KFC in Japan... yes, true for the reasons above; they're copying the western turkey dinner. But they don't raise many turkeys. Or have large ovens in their homes. Re: losing loved ones around the holidays... my mother lost both of her parents around now. Always makes the annual get-together a bit bittersweet. Here's a song for it: https://youtu.be/38jcBs7Qd14 (After the song is over, the dance goes on...)

Posted by: mikeski at November 30, 2016 09:57 PM (lO+tS)

733 Posted by: zombie at December 01, 2016 02:31 AM (jBuUi)

Thank you for that, Zombie!  I love background stories like that.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 09:57 PM (tHwdc)

734 Mark my words: if Trump makes Romney SoS, it will be a huge mistake that causes serious harm to all the goodwill he's built up to form this new Republican coalition. This coalition, I might add, has potential to preserve our hold on government for another 10-15 years.

Posted by: greg at November 30, 2016 10:05 PM (JEpHa)

735 Thanks for the story and the link, navybrat. I wasn't familiar with him, but he was pretty important in the scheme of things, musically.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 10:10 PM (sdi6R)

736 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 01, 2016 02:54 AM (JAuRF) I'll take it as a compliment. And wow, those guys have some skill. It'd take me a year to learn to do that half as well. I could probably do the dagger spins with my right hand, but my left is so clumsy it'd take a lot of work.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 30, 2016 10:12 PM (eE5p5)

737 Thank you for that, Zombie! I love background stories like that. Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR You're welcome. So much so, that I'll now add a Bonus Trivia Fact about the song: The composer, Hugh Martin, later became a born-again Christian, and mentioned in an interview many decades later that in the original-original version the lyrics went "through the years, we all will be together if the Lord allows" but Vincent Minelli (the director of Meet Me in St. Louis) didn't want any actual religious sentiment in the lyrics, and as part of the rewrite forced Martin to change it to "if the fates allow," a change which always bothered the composer. So in 1990 he re-re-rewrote it YET AGAIN and restored "if the Lord allows" to the words. And heck, it's his song, so he has the full right to do so! A Christian rock group then released a version of the song with the "Lord" line restored, but incorporated into the Garland/Sinatra lyrics! So now there are FOUR DIFFERENT VERSIONS of the song, all valid!

Posted by: zombie at November 30, 2016 10:13 PM (jBuUi)

738 Never EVER underestimate the ability of the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Posted by: torabora at November 30, 2016 10:14 PM (n0dUG)

739 (After the song is over, the dance goes on...)

Posted by: mikeski at December 01, 2016 02:57 AM (lO+tS)


I've been missing my sweetheart especially tonight, don't know why.  Suddenly the nightmare of finding him, and trying to revive a dead man, all came back to me and I was inconsolable.  So thank you for this.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at November 30, 2016 10:16 PM (tHwdc)

740 Charles Brown was a magnificent, handsome man. Today I am surrounded by smelly men of all races, in dreads and wearing rags. I miss Charles very much. He was elderly and had not a wrinkle on his face nor a gray hair.

Posted by: navybrat at November 30, 2016 10:17 PM (w7KSn)

741 738 Never EVER underestimate the ability of the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Posted by: torabora at December 01, 2016 03:14 AM (n0dUG) At least it's a race to the bottom. The Democrats aren't just doubling down on stupid, they're going all-in.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 30, 2016 10:18 PM (eE5p5)

742 736. My kids are learning now. You train one full year with a wooden version before you ever lay hands on steel. I studied ten years, and these people - esp that girl - are just amazing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 30, 2016 10:18 PM (JAuRF)

743 Dorothy Donegan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dpg3zClqhI

Posted by: navybrat at November 30, 2016 10:22 PM (w7KSn)

744 The last time I saw Wyatt "Bull" Ruther, he was driving off from the gig in a convertible with the bass in the back and the neck sticking up like an antennae.

Posted by: navybrat at November 30, 2016 10:29 PM (w7KSn)

745 Hillary Clinton will never be president... and while Trump is far from the best, his mass triggering is fucking hilarious to watch.

Posted by: Blackbutt the Pirate at November 30, 2016 10:33 PM (Th/kH)

746 743 Dorothy Donegan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dpg3zClqhI Posted by: navybrat at December 01, 2016 03:22 AM (w7KSn) Holy... The next video that came up was her with Cab Calloway. I can't listen to it now. It's way past my bedtime, if I expect to get up for work in the morning.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

747 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dpg3zClqhI ditto !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at November 30, 2016 10:43 PM (AoK0a)

748 That video with Ms Donegan, while typical, is not the whole story, she would do a slow blues, I mean quarter note = 44 or so, and she would sing the most funny, ribald, nasty stuff in between the quarter notes, mostly at the direction of Charles, something about "he grease my griddle" and stuff like that. I will never forget those days. Priceless.

Posted by: navybrat at November 30, 2016 10:49 PM (w7KSn)

749 Hey everyone. Tucker Carlson was debating my schadenboner earlier today.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 30, 2016 10:49 PM (VdICR)

750 @743.... nb, Again....Thank You. Appreciate ya sharin..... "Pourin your Heart and Soul....." comes to mind when watchin Dorothy conjure fuckin Amazing. Lucky you nb.....;-) An on that note...... Till next time y'all......All The Best!!!! Take Care and Have a Good One.........

Posted by: Hillbillyking at November 30, 2016 10:51 PM (6IpYk)

751 I watched the video of her with Cab Calloway. She may have been the greatest pianist of all time. I honestly believe that Mozart himself would have been astonished at her virtuosity.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at November 30, 2016 10:52 PM (sdi6R)

752 Dorothy's left hand was ridiculous. She had more chops in her left hand than most other 4 pianists had in both. She was the queen of the boogie woogie. She could do an ostinato with her left hand and do a whole different tempo/pattern with her right.

Posted by: navybrat at November 30, 2016 11:06 PM (w7KSn)

753 This coalition, I might add, has potential to preserve our hold on government for another 10-15 years. Posted by: greg at December 01, 2016 03:05 AM (JEpHa) I would think very hard before I started making any assumptions about holding any power for more than a year or two. America is way too flaky to have any lasting faith in the electorate and the GOP are still a bowlful of turds. Nothing has been fixed, yet. Not even close. There is a long, long, long way to go to even start to mend some of the damage that Barky and the collaborationist Vichy GOP have done - and there's a lot that was done that you will find is irreparable. Be happy that Trump won the election and have some faith that he will put a good team together. But I wouldn't go much farther than that. This nation is going to need some mega-growth just to be able to outrun this debt bomb ... and we still have the fed unwinding its balance sheet (which it must do) to deal with. Tempered enthusiasm is the call of the day and any ruminations about holding power for more than a couple of years ought to be laid aside.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2016 11:13 PM (zc3Db)

754 Good Morning Morons; another Moron day to be happy because Scankles will never be President.


On the Kansas City BBQ story.  I think that is an old story from last year.  But it doesn't hurt to remind the voters that a vote for regulatory Fascist has consequences. Our over-regulated society has become more and more Fascist since the early 1900s. And yes, Fascism is a method of socialism in which you get to keep your property but the government tells you how to run every aspect of it.


But we also need to remind the voters that THEY put these Fascists into power so they can have a nice big bite of their shit sandwich.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 12:33 AM (mpXpK)

755 Remember, the Obama election was a "permanent realignment"

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2016 12:38 AM (2RVmA)

756 Why doesn't health insurance work like car insurance?  It does in some States. Car insurance here in SC is high as hell.  My car insurance doubled after leaving a high density urban area in CA and moving to SC.


And why is it so high in SC in a small town?  The explanation given is that accidents in Podunct, SC are more frequent (which I doubt) and people are more likely to sue.  More likely to sue in SC than CA?????  Give me a break.


No, it is because the insurance commison who approves rates in SC is made up of insurance people and the requirement tom have insurance is only loosely enforced so there are a LOT of uninsured motorists out there.  A lot of my former coworkers moved here from NC to work.  Some of them kept their car registered in NC to avoid the high property taxes on cars and high insurance rates even though that is technically illegal.


So like health insurance, the high rates are because of government interference and lawyers.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 12:42 AM (mpXpK)

757 Mornin'. Just happened to be reading through Kurt Schlichter's Twitter feed and I'm thinking he has to read the comments here on a regular basis. Lots of Horde-isms. He even does the "I saw (fake band name drawn from comments)" meme. Maybe he even comments here?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 01, 2016 12:45 AM (ul9CR)

758 And how about a high calories breakfast of a big BLT???  Oh my GAINZ!  1200 calories for a single sandwich. 

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 12:45 AM (mpXpK)

759 On Cab Calloway every time I hear of him I think of his hit song Minnie the Moocher which was featured in The Blues Brothers film. 


His particular form of Jazz is sometimes called Scat which the term has been taken over by insane freaks who use it to describe a perversion which I will not mention here because it is just too nasty.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 12:51 AM (mpXpK)

760 Best November ever is over, sad to see it go. It will go down in history as the month American's decided Hillary Clinton will never be president of the United States.

Posted by: Ripley at December 01, 2016 12:59 AM (1BQGO)

761 Good Morning.
First Christmas Concert of the year this Sunday. The local community band has a pops concert every season and kicks off the Christmas season for me. Some others will follow. It's great to see the different talent that is around, and at low low prices.
And free parking!



Posted by: Bruce at December 01, 2016 01:10 AM (8ikIW)

762 G'morning, all. Happy December. And does anyone know what day it is? Do ya? Do ya..... It's Trump Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Never gets old)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at December 01, 2016 01:15 AM (J+eG2)

763 Tempered enthusiasm is the call of the day and any ruminations about holding power for more than a couple of years ought to be laid aside. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2016 04:13 AM (zc3Db) I largely agree. The real test that will determine the future of the present coalition's hold on power will be if Trump can deliver results or not. The early results, with Carrier and Ford keeping their US operations open, are at least somewhat promising. Cautious optimism is a good approach.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 01, 2016 01:15 AM (J+mig)

764 760 Best November ever is over, sad to see it go. It will go down in history as the month American's decided Hillary Clinton will never be president of the United States. Posted by: Ripley at December 01, 2016 05:59 AM (1BQGO) If developments continue to proceed in a reasonable manner, 2016 may the year history records as the high water mark of the global-socialist movement.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 01, 2016 01:17 AM (J+mig)

765 Welcome to a "President-Elect Hillary Clinton"-free December! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 01, 2016 01:18 AM (rgZEV)

766 Tempered enthusiasm is the call of the day and any ruminations about holding power for more than a couple of years ought to be laid aside. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2016 04:13 AM (zc3Db) ------- I largely agree. The real test that will determine the future of the present coalition's hold on power will be if Trump can deliver results or not. The early results, with Carrier and Ford keeping their US operations open, are at least somewhat promising. Cautious optimism is a good approach. Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 01, 2016 06:15 AM (J+mig) The true beauty of the bolded above is Trump isn't even President yet.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2016 01:19 AM (jBlKF)

767 Imma gonna go ahead and post this here, as a direct quote from a poster known as Tarrou over at Althhouse's place "I said this about two months into his candidacy. I don't like anything about Trump, except his enemies list. I agree with almost none of his policy, I don't like his personality, and I think his hair is ridiculous. But dear Jesus on a pogo stick, is he good at pissing off and ridiculing the people I hate!" Just seemed like a good way of putting it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at December 01, 2016 01:21 AM (J+eG2)

768 263  I largely agree. The real test that will determine the future of the present coalition's hold on power will be if Trump can deliver results or not. The early results, with Carrier and Ford keeping their US operations open, are at least somewhat promising.

Cautious optimism is a good approach.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 01, 2016 06:15 AM (J+mig)


The real results will be on how well the Rethugs in the Senate are willing to support Trump by actually fighting the Dems and the MFM.  I am not so confident there.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 01:22 AM (mpXpK)

769 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 01, 2016 01:24 AM (V860n)

770 But we also need to remind the voters that THEY put these Fascists into power so they can have a nice big bite of their shit sandwich. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party That may be unavoidable. For any election, there will usually be a handful of hot button issues that motivate most voters to vote for this or that candidate. But the slow creep of the fascist regulatory state won't be one of those issues until it gets really bad, like with the Wisconsin seizures, the soda size limits, Shinseki, IRS, EPA, etc. It quietly accumulates like barnacles on the hull of a ship.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 01, 2016 01:25 AM (rH4JY)

771 But the slow creep of the fascist regulatory state won't be one of those issues until it gets really bad, like with the Wisconsin seizures, the soda size limits, Shinseki, IRS, EPA, etc. It quietly accumulates like barnacles on the hull of a ship. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 01, 2016 06:25 AM (rH4JY) Of course those issues 'quietly accumulate like barnacles'. If the Media did not report on an Obama scandal, did t really happen? This is the main reason for the circling of he da of print media, with talking air-head media not far behind as well as the rise of alternative media. I think Trump will be, for better or worse, the first truly 'social media' president, using Twatter, Farcebook and YouBoob to go around the media to get his message out, as well as to criticize the media for their failings. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2016 01:35 AM (VV6/D)

772 770  But the slow creep of the fascist regulatory state won't be one of those issues until it gets really bad, like with the Wisconsin seizures, the soda size limits, Shinseki, IRS, EPA, etc. It quietly accumulates like barnacles on the hull of a ship.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 01, 2016 06:25 AM (rH4JY)


It is already REALLY bad.  I grew up in the 50s.  I see a completely different USA now than what we had then. maybe that is the problem, too many people are too young and all that "scorn" the young are throwing at the boomers they despise so much who grew up in the 50s should be reflected at themselves who put the Fascists in power.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 01:36 AM (mpXpK)

773 Awwwk! "This is the main reason for the circling of the drain of print media"

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2016 01:37 AM (VV6/D)

774 Does the Fake News know they're the fake news, or is the Fake News pretending they don't know they're the fake news? Posted by: Soothsayer You'd be surprised at the ability of the human mind to rationalize away certain actions.

Posted by: Dan Rather at December 01, 2016 01:41 AM (nIGPZ)

775 Reminder http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/vices-jamie-johnson-15.jpg Keep writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 01, 2016 01:42 AM (RVnAu)

776 Here we have had several weeks of frozen chozen here while it was still Fall in November, now that we have the first day of met Winter we have another warm day with a project high of 68F.  This has been the craziest Fall weather I have ever seen here.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 01:43 AM (mpXpK)

777 IED found near US Consulate in Manila...

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at December 01, 2016 01:49 AM (FC7Jy)

778 http://tinyurl.com/zgtfebw 81mm round....

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at December 01, 2016 01:51 AM (FC7Jy)

779 nood

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 01, 2016 01:52 AM (mpXpK)

780 This has been the craziest Fall weather I have ever seen here. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party Climate Chaos! That is why the Paris accords must stand!

Posted by: Michael E. Mann at December 01, 2016 01:54 AM (rH4JY)

781 763 Tempered enthusiasm is the call of the day and any ruminations about holding power for more than a couple of years ought to be laid aside. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2016 04:13 AM (zc3Db) This is true. In 2002, after the GOP won the midterms, jubliant conservatives were writing the Democrat Party's obit. Jubliant Dems did the same thing to the GOP in 2008. Just a few short months ago, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP was headed off the cliff and the Dems would control the federal government for - well forever, once they pushed amnesty through. Remember, Trump went up against the GOPe as well as the Dems. Have all those backstabbers changed their spots in a month? There will be powerful pressure on him to maintain the status quo. Realistically, he's going to have to cut deals with them in some areas in order to get what he wants in others. that's why I'm not too bent out of shape by McConnell's wife heading DOT. It'll make it harder for Turtle to openly fight with him. Dismissing the Dems underestimates both the opposition Trump will face in his own party and the fierce, ruthless lust the Dems have for power.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at December 01, 2016 01:59 AM (P8951)

782 Had a quick snap,crackled sock and a BIG POP......now back to regular Pogroming.......DeBlassio hates BIG POPS 'cos his daddy woz a lil person......

Posted by: saf at December 01, 2016 09:57 AM (+zN6H)

783 RE: ME-262. The Military Aviation Museum flies theirs every Spring (along with their DH Mosquito and other treasures) during their WWII weekend. It's awesome!

Posted by: Joe Bar at December 01, 2016 10:51 AM (111Er)

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