November 16, 2014

Early Morning Open Thread - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]
— Open Blogger

Good morning.


This is something new to me. Am I the last to hear of it?


It might be worth checking out.


And, for your debating pleasure...


Make it a great day.

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1 DAY 740 723 to go (796 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:08 AM (CMkNk)

2 Good morning.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 16, 2014 02:08 AM (V70Uh)

3 Day break in NYC. Coffee, a bagel and lox and the clarinet glissando of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Reminds me of dad. ;( Good morning all!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:10 AM (CMkNk)

4 Morning all

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:10 AM (/mTq0)

5 Hiya fappers! Thanks for the early post, NDH!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2014 02:11 AM (mx5oN)

6 Well, I'd like to think that the new week will be better than the shitty one we just muddled thru... but I doubt it.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:12 AM (/mTq0)

7 Make it a great day. You're not the boss of me.

Posted by: Malcolm [/i] at November 16, 2014 02:12 AM (zxQ4h)

8 College is necessary for such things as the hard sciences, business and all things practical. Sociology is not only worthless but destructive. (see Gender, Gay and Ethnic Studies depts.)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:13 AM (CMkNk)

9 I also think that some of the pre-med education that students have to go through may not be all that valuable to a medical degree. Some people I think have an aptitude for medicine and yet may be quite hopelessly lost in something like chemistry classes. Just a thought.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:16 AM (CMkNk)

10 College is necessary for such things as the hard sciences, business and all things practical. Like fucksaw use and anal sex 101.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2014 02:17 AM (mx5oN)

11 I love the serial broadcast. It's a local story for me so I know exactly where they are referring to. It worth a listen.

Posted by: madxmom at November 16, 2014 02:17 AM (OnhEp)

12 "The B.A. [degree] has become the artificial emblem of first-class citizenship."

Creditialism as the last refuge of scoundrels. Definition: Credentialism is an overemphasis on diplomas or degrees in giving jobs or conferring social status.

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 02:18 AM (2UPXV)

13 Greetings from Eastern MA, where it is currently 29 F. At least teh snowstorms haven't shown up...yet.

I have a request: pleasepleaseplease, for G*d's sake, can this be a Day Without Gruber? I'm sure some new revelation of his eeeeeevil machinations will soon appear, just as I'm sure Ace will be getting his Grube on regularly during the week, but I still feel the need to point out that this guy's place in the overall scheme of things is tiny, tiny, tiny. It's his boss, the ever-popular Choom Boy, who is calling the shots.

President Historic First© doesn't get any less dangerous when we are distracted by the Squirrels and Shiny Stuff he sets out as diversions. Nor is his buddyroo, Holder, who apparently won't call for the death penalty in the trial of four cop-killing thugs (see: Breitbart story).

When the so-called opposition is sweating the small stuff, the Bad Guys can skoosh 'em like bugs.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 02:20 AM (PoKIA)

14 Unless, of course, our not-so-beloved SCOAMF gets the fate he deserves...

...in which case it'll be a great week.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:22 AM (/mTq0)

15 The progressives are trying to hang on to their social status since they have proven to be incompetent idiots. Since progressivism is overpopulated with advanced degrees, "granting" the lower status to the baccalaureate is mighty nice of them.

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 02:22 AM (2UPXV)

16 So the potential field of fascist candidates seems to be Hilary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Luis Gutierrez and Bernie Sanders. If SCOAMF could barely fake being "centrist" (whatever that means), I don't see any of the above being able to fake it at all without puking on their shoes when they speak of "American Exceptionalism," and that includes Hilary. Despite the past 6 years of pain and suffering, the GOP does not have the ability to connect the dots between what Americans have experienced with the party and ideology that caused it. That's because they have been part of the problem since the Bush administration. Americans think something's wrong with the country or "the system" or even Obama as a leader rather than liberalism. If we manage to defeat the GOP-e in the primaries and get a Ted Cruz, Mike Pence or Scott Walker as a candidate, I don't think any of the freak show Demokrats have a chance.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:23 AM (CMkNk)

17 Serial seems like a bad idea. The investigation is open. I have also found that most media cover crime with a total leftard bent, i.e., every guy on death row is innocent!!!!!! There is a big one coming up that I have mentioned before, Rodney Reed. It will be like Troy Davis on speed.

Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 02:26 AM (iQIUe)

18 So I was perusing Insty's kerfuffle over at twitchy, and I see where our own AtC comes off the top rope in the opening shots. It's bad when you read a comment, and the voice in your head says "Wait...that sounds like..." http://wp.me/p2aVG0-1BgR

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 02:26 AM (AGPMH)

19 15 The progressives are trying to hang on to their social status since they have proven to be incompetent idiots. Since progressivism is overpopulated with advanced degrees, "granting" the lower status to the baccalaureate is mighty nice of them. Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 07:22 AM (2UPXV) Just as a reminder, I seem to recall a number of leading leftist luminaries over the past few years whose credentials it turns out were, shall we say, faked. Can't remember the specifics, probably because the MFM as usual swept it under the rug. Anyone have a better memory than me about this?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:27 AM (CMkNk)

20 So, they were crowing about wounding Jihadi John while another one of our guys got his head sawed off. So sorry for him and his parents.

Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 02:28 AM (iQIUe)

21 "The B.A. [degree] has become the artificial emblem of first-class citizenship." Creditialism as the last refuge of scoundrels. Definition: Credentialism is an overemphasis on diplomas or degrees in giving jobs or conferring social status. ***** My last employer was notoriously credentialist: Old time, good old boys club trying to look like a 21st century firm. Very, very old industry. Doesn't care much for women, blacks, and old people either but has learned (through payouts) that they can't wear those facts so on-their-sleeves as in the prior century. They had employees that would remain for decades through 70 and 80-hour weeks, skipping vacations, and working sick from their hospital beds and then, the moment the economy would slump, they'd hire a bunch of kids straight out of college and dump some of the old folks. Of course, the moment the economy turned around the newbies would haul ass because, HEY!, they have Ivy-league degrees and they aren't about to work a 70-hour week. Then the company would suck up to the old folks and diehards again. They don't want to BE a better company but they desperately want to look like one on paper. They think killing off those with all the knowledge, but lacking a degree, will do that for them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:29 AM (DmNpO)

22 So, they were crowing about wounding Jihadi John while another one of our guys got his head sawed off. So sorry for him and his parents. *** I don't know how Kathryn Herridge does her job. The things she has seen.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:30 AM (DmNpO)

23 Stupid question. Now that the National Cathedral has allowed Muslim services inside the cathedral itself, under fundamentalist Islamic teaching, does the national Cathedral become the property of Islam? Not asking for our Western position, but Fundamantalist position. I vaguely remember this being one of the tenants of Islamic territorial expansion.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 02:31 AM (AGPMH)

24 I trust the people in this thread are properly attired. Otherwise you are discouraging young girls.

Posted by: Rose Evileth [/i] at November 16, 2014 02:33 AM (zxQ4h)

25 23 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 07:31 AM (AGPMH)

Those nice charming gentlemen who want to cut your fucking head off are in no way indicative of Islam...

//Bronko Bama

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:33 AM (/4AZU)

26 24 I trust the people in this thread are properly attired. Otherwise you are discouraging young girls. Posted by: Rose Evileth at November 16, 2014 07:33 AM (zxQ4h) The barn door is open and my log is about to roll out. Hey, sugar. Goooooood morning!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:34 AM (CMkNk)

27 So I was perusing Insty's kerfuffle over at twitchy, and I see where our own AtC comes off the top rope in the opening shots. It's bad when you read a comment, and the voice in your head says "Wait...that sounds like... **** So the little beyotch has a twitter address and didn't tell us. Is that the take away here?!!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:35 AM (DmNpO)

28 19 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 07:27 AM (CMkNk)

My credentials are college dropout my senior year...

Expert Marksman with Pistol, Rifle, Grenade Launcher, and Missile.

Hazmat Certs.

And a nice furry mask and ringed tail.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:36 AM (/4AZU)

29 I have a request: pleasepleaseplease, for G*d's sake, can this be a Day Without Gruber? I'm sure some new revelation of his eeeeeevil machinations will soon appear, just as I'm sure Ace will be getting his Grube on regularly during the week, but I still feel the need to point out that this guy's place in the overall scheme of things is tiny, tiny, tiny. It's his boss, the ever-popular Choom Boy, who is calling the shots. ***** Absolutely not. A new vid apparently shows him using the race card

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:36 AM (DmNpO)

30 Not asking for our Western position, but Fundamantalist position.
I vaguely remember this being one of the tenants of Islamic territorial expansion. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 07:31 AM


AFAIK, Muzzie dudes "own" the Cathedral now. Once a mosque, always a mosque, and they'll probably be pushing to get a muezzin up on the top floor to howl out their call to prayer. You know, the one Choom Boy thinks is so friggin' beautiful.

I would consider the move to host Islam foolish, but I think the intent was far more evil. Our religious "leaders" know how Muzzies work, but they choose to ignore the truth in the name of "fellowship."

They will be back in the Cathedral on the next Muzzie holiday, and will soon thereafter be squeezing out the Christians.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 02:36 AM (PoKIA)

31 27 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 07:35 AM (DmNpO)

Oh MY GAwd she's got a chair!

Insty's knees will never be the same again....

//Jim Ross By Gawd News!

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:37 AM (/4AZU)

32 29 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 07:36 AM (DmNpO)

At some point the saturation fire will allow the leftoids to go all Karma Houdini and bleat, "see he is a reich-winger"...

the Race Card may trump his obvious leftbat creds

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:38 AM (/4AZU)

33 Some people I think have an aptitude for medicine and yet may be quite hopelessly lost in something like chemistry classes.

Perhaps... I'm not sure I'd rely on a doctor unable to comprehend basic chemistry. While I regard the art of being a doctor to be more than just academic skill, there are subjects that highlight/develop a doctor's ability to analyze and assess.

A failure to master certain subjects, IMO, puts a potential doctor's abilities in the doubtful column... we already have too many doubtful people running about as it is.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:38 AM (/mTq0)

34 "Is that the take away here?!!!" Well....yeh. That, and the fine looking Stompy Boots and riding crop in the pic. But mostly the fact that she verbally slices like a hammer.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 02:39 AM (AGPMH)

35 29 Absolutely not. A new vid apparently shows him using the race card Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 07:36 AM (DmNpO) Are you kidding?! I hope the one after that reveals him explaining how everyone's guns will be confiscated and Texas converted into a giant concentration/death camp.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:39 AM (CMkNk)

36 34 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 07:39 AM (AGPMH)

There's always room for more 'rons and 'ettes in the twit pool...

#Horde

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:40 AM (/4AZU)

37 Yeah Panthers such, so do the  Falcons. Should be a fun game.



Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 02:41 AM (0FSuD)

38 SJWs can criticize, but criticizing the SJWs is OMG-NAZI!!! The fluffy bunny of j'accuse that started this obviously thinks we're guilty in advance: @instapundit Your opinion was ad hom. "Horrible person" That's unprofessional. And you know full well what your readers do. #instalanche. -- Alex Wild (@Myrmecos) November 15, 2014 Of course, saying "LOOK AT THIS MONSTER IN A PERVERTED SHIRT!!!! OUTRAGE HIM INTO SUBMISSION" is simply sweet discourse. They're nuts, they're perpetual victims, we're born abusers and there's no middle ground here with the lunatics.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 02:41 AM (MMC8r)

39 33 Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 07:38 AM (/mTq0)

Medicene is being redefined to having a nice caring air as you deny care based on age or political affiliation....

#LivepoolPathway

Future MDs will be as much thespian and diagnostician

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:41 AM (/4AZU)

40 BA degrees are important.  They provide for a broad base of valuable classes like speech, psych, and sociology (pick one) that you can take and forget on the way to an engineering degree.

Posted by: AE at November 16, 2014 02:41 AM (+ft6G)

41 Suck not such

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 02:42 AM (0FSuD)

42 "There's always room for more 'rons and 'ettes in the twit pool..." Does it have a shallow end for beginners?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 02:42 AM (AGPMH)

43 Oh boy! This will go over well. http://bit.ly/1ERfbiv

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:42 AM (DmNpO)

44 40 Posted by: AE at November 16, 2014 07:41 AM (+ft6G)

BAs show you have been indoctrinated a minimum of four years worth of credit hours....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:42 AM (/4AZU)

45 33 Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 07:38 AM (/mTq0) I guess you're right. I'm just thinking in terms of medics on the battlefield who were basically NCO's but maybe that's apples/oranges with hospitals and specialized medicine? Maybe the age of the GP is not dead after all. Speaking of which, I did a double take on the subway the other day when I saw ads for doctors who make actual house calls. Cool! Than again, my insurance dies as of New Year's Eve so it's only make believe.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:43 AM (CMkNk)

46 I got called a racist on twitter for pointing out that the all the info on the KKK can easily be found on the internet so Anon was not all that. People who walk around with swatsikas on their necks, don't hide their membership in groups like the KKK. They are pretty open about it. One of the people they outed was dead. lol The ferguson anon guy lives and operates out of Pakistan, that bastion of freedom and human rights. lol

Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 02:43 AM (iQIUe)

47 Are you kidding?! I hope the one after that reveals him explaining how everyone's guns will be confiscated and Texas converted into a giant concentration/death camp. **** Me too! I hope they find a Hitler costume in his closet.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:43 AM (DmNpO)

48 23 -- VIA -- I'll repeat my earlier solution to the church issue: slaughter a hog in the Cathedral; that'll settle the matter.

And no, I'm not joking...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:44 AM (/mTq0)

49 Are you kidding?! I hope the one after that reveals him explaining how everyone's guns will be confiscated and Texas converted into a giant concentration/death camp. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 07:39 AM

He can think up all the weird shit he wants, but his stupidity does not have the force of law behind it. He needs someone in power to actually give the orders that set his lunatic ravings in motion.

To use an inappropriate analogy, he's just a Kleagle who needs the Imperial Wizard to order his flock to don their sheets and start burnin' crosses.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 02:44 AM (PoKIA)

50 24 I trust the people in this thread are properly attired. Otherwise you are discouraging young girls. Posted by: Rose Evileth

AoS early morning attire is usually what I was wearing to bed, which was nothing...but I did go out and grab the Sunday paper so I guess it's appropriate.

I bet shorts and a tee shirt in this weather would still scare small children and women though.

I do not have a 4 year degree, I'm a damn fossil, and I'm capped out on the pay scale because I know what the hell I'm doing thanks to years of experience on the job in the IT field. 4 year degree's signify you were able to put up with the teachers BS and get by with enough book learning to get out of school, it does not mean you know a damn thing in the real world.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something involving rope and a tree at November 16, 2014 02:44 AM (baiNQ)

51 42 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 07:42 AM (AGPMH)

One of the hardest things for most new tweeters is getting enough followers they have some latitude on commenting to people not following them....

through the efforts of Polli the Wogette and others....including to some degree of humility myself AoS personalities are spared this stage.

Follow Polli or I and we'll have you up to ~ 100 followers in a jif....

then it is mostly reading and typing limited to 140 characters and half a thought a post per incident...

kind of like my life here.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:45 AM (/4AZU)

52 Does it have a shallow end for beginners? ***** Of course and, frankly, it couldn't e easier. Plus, as a moron, you have a go-to crowd of folks to follow and be followed by.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:45 AM (DmNpO)

53 "This will go over well. " What's the issue? Her finger is clearly off the trigger. Oh, I see. She has a fireplace. And it's destroying the planet.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 02:46 AM (AGPMH)

54 A degree is nothing more than an indication you [should] have some literacy and skill in fundamental subjects, but a BA???? Not a very useful degree in my opinion. And FWIW, I know plenty of people with a BSME or a BSEE that couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel. But they can damn sure take a test and do math.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 16, 2014 02:46 AM (60Vyp)

55 VIA, let me now when you stat your account and I provide the usual moron intro.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:46 AM (DmNpO)

56 52 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 07:45 AM (DmNpO)

*golf clap*

Far more succinct m'lady...


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:47 AM (/4AZU)

57 BA = Barista Arts?

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 02:47 AM (MMC8r)

58 VIA: "Now that the National Cathedral has allowed Muslim services inside the cathedral itself, under fundamentalist Islamic teaching, does the national Cathedral become the property of Islam?" Yes. 100 YEARS AGO: Last Caliph Publicly Calls for War Against Infidels Rep Louis Gohmert covers it all in a half hour. Kept even my severely distractable attention. http://youtu.be/V80FevvbM8Q Morning, Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 16, 2014 02:47 AM (OG7NC)

59 43 Oh boy!

This will go over well.

http://bit.ly/1ERfbiv Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse

YOWSA, she still makes things look up with her wit.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something involving rope and a tree at November 16, 2014 02:47 AM (baiNQ)

60 38 -- --- -- Pinochet would know how to handle SJWs.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:48 AM (/mTq0)

61 ♫ You better watch out you better not pout you better not cry I'm telling you why ♫ Bad Santa in Australia Robs Melbourne Post Office https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nYvFqLKNc

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at November 16, 2014 02:48 AM (zxQ4h)

62 Early footage of YrPzdnt, yesterday or is it tomorrow, because he's "answering" questions in Australia you know. He never knew G'dooba either. Just heard about the whole thing. Read it in the paper (conceded: Oz has some great papers).

This man was not a member of our team. Just a staffer. And the slack-lipped smirk with which it was delivered? An incitement to riot if ever I saw one. "Yes, I'm lying in the world's face, and there's nothing you can do about it. Don't call my bluff."

He should be ashamed to carry the Party banner. JFK and LBJ or even Clinton (Wm) could lie better than that. There's no verisimilitude at all. Just reading his lines.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 02:49 AM (xq1UY)

63 46 Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 07:43 AM (iQIUe)

Heh it doesn't take a lot to be called racist, sexist, or homophobe on twitter....

add in that Twitter is putting radical femynysts in referee shirts and it is only going to get easier.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:49 AM (/4AZU)

64 49 To use an inappropriate analogy, he's just a Kleagle who needs the Imperial Wizard to order his flock to don their sheets and start burnin' crosses. Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 07:44 AM (PoKIA) Maybe, maybe not. The whole IRS thing may or may not have been on the direct orders of SCOAMF. The point is, the IRS and 99.9% of the bureaucracy IS SCOAMF. When he blasted the SCOTUS at the SOTU speech, that's all they needed to hear. Don't get me wrong; I think that Obama knew about it all and gave the orders if not the OK if it wasn't his idea. I'm just saying that a movement is sometimes bigger than the leader itself and that they may have taken it on themselves to please their overlord.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:49 AM (CMkNk)

65 "VIA, let me now when you stat your account and I provide the usual moron intro." Sounds good. *Starts looking for sun screen, and a towel for the pool*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 02:50 AM (AGPMH)

66
12.  "Creditialism as the last refuge of scoundrels. Definition: Credentialism is an overemphasis on diplomas or degrees in giving jobs or conferring social status....

---

The prime example of that now sits in the White House.

Every debate with a liberal Dem about the Choomster's qualifications to be President began and ended with their citing his two Ivy League degrees.  And just try explaining to them that half his Columbia degree was done at Occidental and both his Columbia degree and all of Harvard degree were exercises in affirmative action.  That and asking them what Obama's grades actually were will get you called a racist quite quick.

I started calling it the left's favorite logical fallacy -- argumentum ad diploma.  (Appeal to diploma)

Posted by: Dex at November 16, 2014 02:51 AM (4HYng)

67 43 59 -- Gotta love someone who can engage in abstract, and creative, thinking at the same time.

Positive political mayhem needs that sorta thing...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:52 AM (/mTq0)

68 Louie Gohmert is a great American. More - many more - like him, please.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:52 AM (CMkNk)

69 "And no, I'm not joking..." Personally, I didn't take it as a joke. Just like my original question was not a casual one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 02:53 AM (AGPMH)

70 One of the hardest things for most new tweeters is getting enough followers they have some latitude on commenting to people not following them.... *** Each of us starts out with on follower. Then two. I have seen time and time again that it is those who really put themselves out there that grow the largest followings. For others, there are phases. 1. OMG someone followed me! I'm going to follow them back! 2. Repeat step 1 a couple a of hundred times out of a need for symmetry and politeness. 3. Start being more selective about whom you follow but worry like hell that if you don't follow them they'll drop you, ad they might. 4. Start getting some retweets on Twitchy and from the big hitters. New followers come and go. 5. Stop giving a rat's ass about symmetry and in-kind follows and follow who you like. 6. Stop caring if your opinion might run off some of those followers and let it fly! All in all, it seems to be long-term growth of something like 2 to 3 followers for every one follower lost.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:54 AM (DmNpO)

71 This post Needs MORE Net neutrality.

Posted by: Obama2016 at November 16, 2014 02:54 AM (7wyDO)

72 67 43 59 -- Gotta love someone who can engage in abstract, and creative, thinking at the same time. Positive political mayhem needs that sorta thing... Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 07:52 AM (/mTq0) Oh how horrible and violent! But films about the assassination of Bush are "artistic." Fuck the g-ddamn Democrats to hell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 02:55 AM (CMkNk)

73 Those doctors who make housecalls don't accept insurance JJ. Fewer and fewer primary care doctors take any insurance at all.

Posted by: DrC at November 16, 2014 02:56 AM (XRYHY)

74 *Starts looking for sun screen, and a towel for the pool* Birth control sunscreen? Chemicals that are found in cosmetics, such as shampoo, sunscreen, moisturizer and the like, may lead to infertility in men, new research suggests. The preliminary study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health's Wadsworth Center in New York reveals that benzophenone (BP) type ultraviolet (UV) filters, which include about 29 chemicals, are found in sunscreens as well as other cosmetic products. http://tinyurl.com/SadSwimmers

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at November 16, 2014 02:56 AM (zxQ4h)

75 70 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 07:54 AM (DmNpO)

I miss my glory days of 2012...

I had ~ 3600 followers at peak...

now I am stuck just below 700

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 02:56 AM (/4AZU)

76 I miss my glory days of 2012... I had ~ 3600 followers at peak... now I am stuck just below 700 **** Use it or lose it! The model above is basically how I grew although my story about the Obamacare website garnered about 100 followers in a few days. Now, most days, I don't even glance at my number of followers and just tweet when and what I want and follow and unfollow who I want. It's much more fun when the anxiety fades away.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 02:59 AM (DmNpO)

77 66 -- Dex -- Academic quackery is hardly a 'new' thing...

...it's just that we've never had a total fraud make it all the way to the top before.

In that sense, SCOAMF is a trail-brazer...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 02:59 AM (/mTq0)

78 73 Those doctors who make housecalls don't accept insurance JJ. Fewer and fewer primary care doctors take any insurance at all. Posted by: DrC at November 16, 2014 07:56 AM (XRYHY) You know, there was a time before Medicare, Medicaid and the crazy malpractice regulations and a litigious culture etc., when people paid their bills out of pocket because they were relatively inexpensive. Insurance was only to cover catastrophic illness. Hence the concept of an "insurance policy" in case of disaster to insure your money. Not to pay every time you get a tummy ache. Tort reform and abolish Medicare/Medicaid. But, no. Big government is good and you better not take away my entitlements because, entitled! Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:00 AM (CMkNk)

79 Nothing left on televsion. Tonite there s only Homeland, TWD, & the TTD. I still have to wonder how the female CIA agents like being portrayed as sluts and whores on Homeland. Carrie is fucking half of Afghanistan. Now they are portraying the lead terrorist as a wonderful family man ignoring the fact he murdered his yound nephew.

Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 03:01 AM (iQIUe)

80 "Birth control sunscreen? " Prostate Cancer and surgery survivor here. Buy a radical Prostatectomy, get a free vasectomy with every purchase.. Howzat for a Sunday morning TMI dump?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 03:02 AM (AGPMH)

81 74 Posted by: SE Pa Moron at November 16, 2014 07:56 AM (zxQ4h) Well, rub my dick in Coppertone and call me Ethan Krupp! (**shoots blanks**) Cocoa, my dear?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:02 AM (CMkNk)

82 76 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 07:59 AM (DmNpO)

I nuked my account b/c I had few nice things to say....

I'm not really that worried and am in fact not very verbose on twitter outside of election cycles.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:02 AM (/4AZU)

83 But films about the assassination of Bush are "artistic."  Fuck the g-ddamn Democrats to hell.  Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 07:55 AM

This right here is the thing that has long puzzled me most about "liberals:" They can advocate the grossest levels of violence against people who don't agree with them, but if the tables happened to be turned, they curl up in little balls and whimper. They can't stand bloodshed and mayhem...unless they commit it.

I have said some nasty things about Choom Boy during the last six years -- as I did about every President from JFK through Dubya (well, no, not Reagan) -- but I have never, ever advocated causing any of them physical injury. I haven't even felt (or expressed) hatred for them. I would, however, be more than thrilled to see President Historic First© severely mistreated, as in "sent off to pay a decades-long visit to Sheriff Joe." I have always believed that committing major crimes should lead directly to severe punishment.

But hate and physical harm? Those are the tools of liberals.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 03:03 AM (PoKIA)

84 A BA degree is a HS degree now, just barely.  HS degrees 100 years ago were more than a current BA.



Everyone in my family has at least a Master's degree, even my wife, and she knows very little about most anything, EXCEPT interior design.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:04 AM (0FSuD)

85 I'll go contrarian and defend the bachelors degree.

Whatever the subject, completing the bachelors degree shows the ability to set a goal and the discipline to achieve it over time and the harder the subject matter, the more  informative a proxy the degree is.

Does the degree have a monopoly on that?  Of course not.  Can it be shown in other ways?  Certainly.  Success in the military being one example.

But an employer with one job and 500 resumes has to sort the pile somehow.

Posted by: Theo at November 16, 2014 03:04 AM (4HYng)

86 69 -- VIA -- I know that, guy...

...it's just that some might regard my solution as 'unserious'.

This is one of those times when I am in deadly earnest... I can become decidedly unlovable during those moments.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 03:05 AM (/mTq0)

87 I still have to wonder how the female CIA agents like being portrayed as sluts and whores on Homeland. Carrie is fucking half of Afghanistan. Now they are portraying the lead terrorist as a wonderful family man ignoring the fact he murdered his yound nephew. **** Carrie has never been a likable character so it really becomes about cheering for the US and not the protagonist.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 03:05 AM (DmNpO)

88 @81 Change "rub my dick" to "slather my balls." More poetic and Acey of Spadesy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:05 AM (CMkNk)

89 Good morning all!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 07:10 AM (CMkNk)


Morning JJ, son lives at 70th and lex.  I think it's colder in CLT today than NYC.



Now you have to get up an go get a brunch with all you can drink Bloody Mary's.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:06 AM (0FSuD)

90 If they plan to release the GJ decision tomorrow, no reason not to release it today. People keep demanding that they have a warning to the kids can get home safely. How long does it take to get home? It's not like riots happen immediately and eveyr where. It takes a bit of time for the creeps to wind up.

Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 03:06 AM (iQIUe)

91 Whatever the subject, completing the bachelors degree shows the ability to set a goal and the discipline to achieve it over time and the harder the subject matter, the more informative a proxy the degree is. **** In a swarm of 22 year olds, yes, but it doesn't mean a damn thing when held up to 20 years of practical experience in most fields of business. But don't tell HR that.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 03:06 AM (DmNpO)

92 I really enjoyed Twitter yesterday when the SWJs tried to go after InstaPundit. They failed. They scrambled and backtracked. They quoted Spiderman. >>Now, most days, I don't even glance at my number of followers and just tweet when and what I want and follow and unfollow who I want. I'm always surprised when someone follows me. "I hope you're not expecting anything." I don't say much there, being the quiet type. Delicate flower 'n all, ya know.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 16, 2014 03:06 AM (0xTsz)

93 BRB... coffee is calling me.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 03:07 AM (/mTq0)

94 Oh, I think the fact that you are worried that your kids will be harmed by rioting lefties shd tell anyone what side of an issue they shd be on.

Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 03:08 AM (iQIUe)

95 83.   This was posted earlier in the week and deserves regular repeating:

"What the progressives do not understand, is the only thing saving them from us is the Rule of Law.

The same Rule of Law, they are destroying."

Posted by: Theo at November 16, 2014 03:08 AM (4HYng)

96 83 But hate and physical harm? Those are the tools of liberals. Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 08:03 AM (PoKIA) Exactly. Jeez even when Ted Kennedy went bloodshot nose up, no one here - and I mean no one - wrote anything remotely obscene, despite the fact that the bloated murderer and bi-pedal cancer on America would've deserved it. We're evil, y'see. So they have a right to saw our heads off with a rusty hacksaw.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:09 AM (CMkNk)

97 89 Good morning all! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 07:10 AM (CMkNk) Morning JJ, son lives at 70th and lex. I think it's colder in CLT today than NYC. Now you have to get up an go get a brunch with all you can drink Bloody Mary's. Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 08:06 AM (0FSuD) A - where is CLT? B - I don't drink Bloody Mary's but that's no deal-killer. C - how will I know your son?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:11 AM (CMkNk)

98 'Hundreds of people lined up again in frigid weather early Saturday outside St. Paul AME church on Shurling Drive to apply for heating assistance. There was lines, said Lonnie Miley, board president of the Macon-Bibb Economic Opportunity Council. But we encourage people not to come out and stand in the cold.' This was supposed to be for elderly and disabled people but the FSA showed up in force. It's amazing the amount of effort they will exert to get free stuff. And they will screw the folks who really need assistance to get their piece. This is why I hesitate to contribute to local foodand toy drives. Better to find some family or church and offer more direct assistance. And note our barely literate local councilman. "There was lines"

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2014 03:11 AM (JdEZJ)

99

Hello from Way Down Here and it's Monday!

 

The ONT had a nice link to Mogo Zoo here in OZ (the cute little lion cubs) and it's nice when a little bit of my home country features here...thanks  tmi3rd!

 

Link to the zoo website

http://goo.gl/WFMYmq

 

It's a private zoo and doing great work in animal conservation , research and just being a delightful place to visit

 

 

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:11 AM (cBMpj)

100 96 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 08:09 AM (CMkNk)


Well JJ... I *am* no one then.....

I recall I expressed sorrow I wouldn't have him to kick around and joy his fat ass was powering a new eternal flame....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:12 AM (/4AZU)

101 78 It is amazing what brings people to doctors these days. It is no longer a rare thing to go see the doctor, it has become part of the routine, like getting haircuts and oil changes. I personally haven't seen my doctor in years. I only go when I'm going to die otherwise.

Posted by: DrC at November 16, 2014 03:12 AM (XRYHY)

102 O/T

I really like android tablets.   I got a Sony Xperia Z tablet for $180 on some site.  It was a reburb, and it died.  Sony sent me a brand new one.  The were $600 when they first came out.  This.....    http://tinyurl.com/qf5cqhl




It's also fucking waterproof!

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:12 AM (0FSuD)

103 102 Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 08:12 AM (0FSuD)

Now I can use my tablet in the shower or when I go skin diving....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:13 AM (/4AZU)

104 Good morning! Looks like Philae was a success after all. https://tinyurl.com/kl46yw6

Posted by: rickl at November 16, 2014 03:15 AM (sdi6R)

105 Morning all.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 03:16 AM (g1DWB)

106 @97

CLT?  Charlotte.   You would not know my son, he's only 30. If you see a guy walking down lex that is about 6'3" and has girls following him, that would be my son.



Unlike his dad, he is very handsome.   Clearly adopted.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:16 AM (0FSuD)

107 I recall I expressed sorrow I wouldn't have him to kick around and joy his fat ass was powering a new eternal flame.... Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 16, 2014 08:12 AM

Big difference, Sven. Did you say you would personally like to be there when Hero Ted wheezed his last wheeze or, even worse, volunteer to hasten him on his long journey?

Do you remember people expressing a desire to participate in inflicting fatal wounds on Dubya? I do.

It's a question of degree.

And you'd still make a lousy liberal.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 03:17 AM (PoKIA)

108 no one - wrote anything remotely obscene,

Barbed Cock of Satan(TM) notwithstanding.
____________________
Whatever the subject, completing the bachelors degree shows the ability to set a goal and the discipline to achieve it over time and the harder the subject matter, the more informative a proxy the degree is.

Aw, that's sweet. You're going to get a flat spot on your head from all the pats.
Indeed that is how it's supposed to work. Academia was a medieval guild, like the Masons. There was a tiff, a long one; conservatives "abandoned the field" (ran away), These Other People took over, and now it doesn't work that way.

It's a Let-It-Burner. You and I are defending the ideals of a system that, for Joe Doakes trade schoolers, just does not exist any more.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 03:17 AM (xq1UY)

109 105 Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 08:16 AM (g1DWB)

It is in fact morning....

good morning would be assuming facts not yet in evidence

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:17 AM (/4AZU)

110 Twitter is not about discourse. It is not about convincing others. It seems to be more of a cacophony of outrage. It is a big internet game of "Gotcha". Every time I read a post at Twitchy I come away scratching my head wondering, "What in the hell was that even about?" For those who enjoy it, yay for you. Not my thing.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 03:18 AM (NeFrd)

111 107 Posted by: MrScribbler at November 16, 2014 08:17 AM (PoKIA)

I plan to be the new liberal after we purge the old liberals...

"Listen Chieftain we should allow them to speak before we throw them in the skillet."

//Sven J Olafson as Bleeding Heart 10077

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:19 AM (/4AZU)

112 Just as a reminder, I seem to recall a number of leading leftist luminaries over the past few years whose credentials it turns out were, shall we say, faked.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 07:27 AM

I'm not surprised about that. I do know that some of their luminaries who write and opine about economics have philosophy of basket weaving or PR degrees.  Others have fathers who are Ivy League profs and from whom they gained their expertise from genetics and the occasional breakfast conversation at age 9 before the divorce rather than study which makes them experts on everything. It is creditialism via sperm donor.  

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 03:19 AM (2UPXV)

113 good morning would be assuming facts not yet in evidence Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 16, 2014 08:17 AM (/4AZU) **** Sven- when I say "good morning", I am not stating a presumption of fact, I am expressing a wish that your morning (and mine for that matter) in fact turns out to be a good one. (of course, I don't actually say "good morning" all that often)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 03:20 AM (NeFrd)

114 110 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 08:18 AM (NeFrd)

Masters of the craft like Ace, Iowahawk, and the late Breitbart can tip the butcher's scales a bit in 140 words....

me I just try to break the fucking thing.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:20 AM (/4AZU)

115 >>good morning would be assuming facts not yet in evidence Indeed. And given the day I had yesterday I expect it to be an interesting week in the Chinese curse kind of interesting.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 03:20 AM (g1DWB)

116 112 Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 08:19 AM (2UPXV)

MattY Glesias come on down....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:21 AM (/4AZU)

117 Regarding the Natil Cathedral: this is why Cordova Cathedral in Spain refuses to allow muslims to pray there. Once you give them an inch, they will take over. However, I wdn't be surprised if this pope tells them its okay. Not sure how much authority the pope has over property in another country.

Posted by: The Progs at November 16, 2014 03:21 AM (iQIUe)

118 They quoted Spiderman. Palin Steele, call your office.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 03:21 AM (MMC8r)

119 104 Good morning! Looks like Philae was a success after all. They completed the primary mission which is excellent. The secondary mission, LBGTXYMUZ outreach, didn't go so well.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2014 03:21 AM (JdEZJ)

120 J.J. Sefton: "Louie Gohmert is a great American. More - many more - like him, please." Indeed! In his speech, he initially correctly identified the Nat'l Cathedral as run by the Episcopal Church (my alma mater), but later on twice errs in calling them Presbyterian. To be fair, he's probably So. Baptist, so those other denominations probably all look to him like branches of the Catholic Church. ___ Our forecast 2-3" of snow begins with ice pelleting. Ooh, goody!

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 16, 2014 03:22 AM (Sr48m)

121 I have two twitter accounts.  I simply can not figure out the attraction.  I am Richard Blaine@Richard Blaine2.



I do have a nice photo of Bogart as my handle.



I don't understand what good any of it is?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:23 AM (0FSuD)

122 "completing the bachelors degree shows the ability to set a goal and the discipline to achieve it over time" Want to know how I know the author of that statement has no clue about 1)projects and 2) today's BA programs at the mid level schools? #98, was part of "charitable programs" twice (I know, I know). Most recent was a bike program - had the FSA show up and demand accessories for the free bikes, then more arrived demanding bikes. Post holiday, a DC sanitation guy posted a pic of them tossing a huge (100+) pile of busted bikes, most of which were (shocking, I know) our giveaway. First was a backpack for schoolkids @ DC Armory. I'm not a small person and am fairly confident in my own abilities - and I was worried in the maelstrom that day...

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:24 AM (gXRIG)

123

And the news from the just finished G20 meeting in Brisbane...

 

 

Your awful President was rude (what's new) but  absolutely wowed the crowd of 20 somethings at one of the most lefty universities in OZ with the usual droning speech , they loved him!

 

What really p*ssed me off - he lectured us on saving the Great Barrier Reef from the effects of  *Climate Change* ..spare me

 

So I fully expect that you won't mind if our PM Tony Abbott hops over to the US and lectures you about  the effects of *Climate Change*  on  {insert whatever natural feature your climate worriers are fussing about }

 

The G20 meeting wrap up...  http://goo.gl/lJFk3Q

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:24 AM (cBMpj)

124 Good morning! Looks like Philae was a success after all. They discovered hot space chicks? (Boy, wouldn't that piss the shirt-haters off?)

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 03:25 AM (MMC8r)

125 99 -- Good morning aussie. Zoos have their place (both public and private) as long as they're managed properly, and give their animals proper care.

Having a long-term mission is a bonus... I'm very proud of the zoo in my home town in that regard. http://cincinnatizoo.org/

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 03:25 AM (/mTq0)

126 Twitter is a lot of people in a room trying to outshout each other.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 03:25 AM (MMC8r)

127 I went to the National Cathedral on my birthday, which happens to be St John's day.  I asked the priest what made the day special?



He had no clue.   My aunt taught at the school.  Commies all.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:26 AM (0FSuD)

128 All this talk about BA's (vs BS) degrees has forced me to chime in.  My degree (first), is a BA (major Geology / minor Philosophy) -- my core in Geology (through following a BA) took me down a path toward business as opposed to field work.  That said, I did take additinoal classes (more BS in nature) in areas that fascinated me (Structural, Sed/Strat, Geomorphology, etcetera)...in short, I liked the flexibility and also knew I was heading toward the business side.  As for the Philosophy minor again...I just liked the subject(s) and enjoyed arguing my points against the convention.  I followed my BA with an MBA in...Finance.  For me it was all about having a rounded education and granted, I was in college from 79-85...it was (I believe) quite different from today.

Oh yeah...last thoughts...my corporate career was spent almost entirely in sales and I worked in 'big oil' for 2 years -- bulk of years were spent in publishing then hardware/software.  And now?...I work on houses (8 years) after tiring of the corporate grind...renovations chiefly. 

Posted by: billygoat at November 16, 2014 03:27 AM (Mj3Lx)

129 126 Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 08:25 AM (MMC8r)

I don't believe that is accurate, if anything twitter is people trying to make points in truncated space and sharing links to data....

you need to go to where the undecided are.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:27 AM (/4AZU)

130 Louis is my congressman. I think he knows the diff between a Espiscopalian and a Presbyterian. I think he had a Speak-O.

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 03:27 AM (2UPXV)

131 Nip-Sip: Well, he could always drop in to a future NYC meet up (as could you with fair warning) Lester: The head of the IPCC is not a scientist. He's an Indian railroad engineer and Keynsian economist. That alone should be proof enough that Global Warming is a fraud.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:27 AM (CMkNk)

132 I have two twitter accounts. I simply can not figure out the attraction. I am Richard Blaine@Richard Blaine2. I do have a nice photo of Bogart as my handle. I don't understand what good any of it is? *** Well, you haven't used it in two years!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 03:28 AM (DmNpO)

133 Saw "Interstellar" yesterday. Excellent movie. Great plot, acting, direction, script. And the relativistic time stuff seemed to work or at least was consistent. Some people on this here blog were complaining that the sound was too loud and muddled but I saw it at an Atmos-installed theater- and the sound while loud was crystal-clear. Dialogue too. Probably the problem is that they mix the sound for state of the art sound systems and less than state of the art sound system don't have enough separate speakers. This is a guess. If so, they need to make a simpler "crap mix" for LTSOTA theaters. Anyway great visuals, great sound - well worth seeking out an IMAX or XD theater for this one.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2014 03:29 AM (KBvAm)

134 The fucking B.A. is the emblem of First Class Cocksuckers for Gender, Gay and Ethnic Studies.


Posted by: Al Swearengen at November 16, 2014 03:30 AM (vn2RY)

135
 Gateway Pundit video:  Hitler finds out Gruber is spilling the beans on Obamacare.  Also, special mention of Ron Fournier. 


http://tinyurl.com/nwhknbs

Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 16, 2014 03:31 AM (3/wAJ)

136 MattY Glesias come on down....
Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 16, 2014

Isn't Matty's dad an old singer?

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 03:31 AM (2UPXV)

137 "the Great Barrier Reef" You know, that damn thing was supposed to dissolve due to global cooling/acid rain/overfishing/oil spills/CFCs/global warming/climate change back in the 70s. I know, I read about it and couldn't wait to see it before it was gone... Trouble is, of course, is that it's still there.

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:31 AM (gXRIG)

138 Oh yeah...last thoughts...my corporate career was spent almost entirely in sales and I worked in 'big oil' for 2 years -- bulk of years were spent in publishing then hardware/software. And now?...I work on houses (8 years) after tiring of the corporate grind...renovations chiefly.

Posted by: billygoat at November 16, 2014 08:27 AM (Mj3Lx)



Wait, a geology major with an MBA in Finance is renovating houses?



I guess you finance your work, ha ha!

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:31 AM (0FSuD)

139 Twitter is like instant messaging on meth.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 03:31 AM (NeFrd)

140 My plan to combat global warming. EMP DC which has the highest density of gas guzzling SUVs and other emitters. Of hot air.

Posted by: Swatara at November 16, 2014 03:31 AM (hjVW4)

141 133 Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2014 08:29 AM (KBvAm) I assume then that there wasn't any or much anti-American, enviro-agit-prop? Please advise as I want to see it, but dread the thought of having to sit through a 3-hour long "Avatar."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:32 AM (CMkNk)

142 Well, you haven't used it in two years!!

That's what Ilsa Lund said.

"I was misinformed."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 03:32 AM (xq1UY)

143 132 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 08:28 AM (DmNpO)

It's kind of like my complaining I am not what I was...

well "duh"

I was knocking the US State Department on its ass showing they were lying to the American people on #Benghazi with Richard Grenell, I was knocking Obama's economic #s into the dirt along with his dick with James Pethokoukis, was part of an internet lynch mob aimed at Chris Tingle and Candy Crowley with well "everyone"....

you start getting love and RTs from folks with 30,000 followers you get what the WWE workers call "rub"....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:32 AM (/4AZU)

144 137 Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 08:31 AM (gXRIG) The Great Barrier Reef. a.k.a. Whoopi Goldberg's hoo-hoo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:33 AM (CMkNk)

145 139 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 08:31 AM (NeFrd)

with hashtags....

#BreakingBad #BlueSky

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:33 AM (/4AZU)

146 Well, you haven't used it in two years!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 08:28 AM (DmNpO)


True dat! 

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:33 AM (0FSuD)

147 142 Well, you haven't used it in two years!! That's what Ilsa Lund said. "I was misinformed." Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 08:32 AM (xq1UY) I'm shocked - shocked!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:34 AM (CMkNk)

148 136 Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 08:31 AM (2UPXV)

Heh only in the shower...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Yglesias

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:34 AM (/4AZU)

149 "Avatar" Feh. 3 hours and only a glimpse of alien under/side boob? What a ripoff. For A2 I want full frontal w/lot of gratuitous alien on human - Shatner style!

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:34 AM (gXRIG)

150

125  Cpt Charles

 

Hi, and thanks for the link to your local zoo -  looks great!

 

Now I want to see the Festival of Lights there..

 

We love going to Taronga Zoo here in Sydney where the giraffes have the view of the city and harbour!

http://goo.gl/5UIt5

 

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:34 AM (cBMpj)

151 91.  "...but [a bachelors degree] doesn't mean a damn thing when held up to 20 years of practical experience in most fields of business. But don't tell HR that...."

Agreed but just try telling the EEOC that. 

A degree requirement helps keep the lawyers at bay and for that you have an Executive Order issued by LBJ, the EEOC, and the civil rights industry to thank more than the HR department.  HR is just doing risk management.

Posted by: Theo at November 16, 2014 03:35 AM (4HYng)

152 149 Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 08:34 AM (gXRIG) So, can I see the movie or is it a screed? PLEASE advise! Now!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 03:36 AM (CMkNk)

153 Gateway Pundit video: Hitler finds out Gruber is spilling the beans on Obamacare. Also, special mention of Ron Fournier. And Doctor Fish brings it!! Thank yew...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2014 03:36 AM (AGPMH)

154 "and for that you have an Executive Order issued by LBJ," er, Griggs vs. Duke Power.

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:36 AM (gXRIG)

155 131
Nip-Sip: Well, he could always drop in to a future NYC meet up (as could you with fair warning)


Going to the city first weekend of December for NC Society of NY dance.



Yeah, black tie and all that shit.  At University Club on 5th.  A dress up drunk.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:36 AM (0FSuD)

156

133  JJ Sefton

 

"  The head of the IPCC is not a scientist. He's an Indian railroad engineer and Keynsian economist. "

 

He also writes erotic novels featuring lots of boobies being released from captivity...

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:37 AM (cBMpj)

157 "So, can I see the movie or is it a screed" A2 is supposedly in the works. We'll see (maybe).

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:37 AM (gXRIG)

158 National Cathedral.  That's the Episcopalian one, right?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 16, 2014 03:38 AM (V70Uh)

159 So I fully expect that you won't mind if our PM Tony Abbott hops over to the US and lectures you about the effects of *Climate Change* on {insert whatever natural feature your climate worriers are fussing about }

Won't mind a bit, aussie. In fact, we might want to borrow your PM after you're through with him. For a politician he show good sense. We're in need of that in the WH.

Posted by: Retread at November 16, 2014 03:38 AM (l7hog)

160

Oops

 

131 not 133 for JJ Sefton

 

Blame the Aussie wine I'm sipping...

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:38 AM (cBMpj)

161 Ron Fournier. Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 16, 2014 08:31 AM

Fournier has been especially sad on Fox news lately. I would say he is at stage 4 on the Kubler-Ross model.

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 03:39 AM (2UPXV)

162 Gruber is just the tip of the iceberg I'm afraid. There are many thousands of his type scattered around the country. We have one in our town. Activist type family practitioner. Dartmouth trained. Big rah-rah Obama supporter. Mouthpiece/shill for Obamacare, self-proclaimed expert. Rather than taking care of patients he spends his time basically community organizing (State Medical Society, opinion pieces in the local rag, etc). He actually ends up contradicting himself much of the time, ironically or not. Haven't heard much from him the last year or so.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 03:39 AM (NeFrd)

163 I walked out on Avatar. A screed, but also just a bad movie.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 03:40 AM (MMC8r)

164 138 Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 08:31 AM (0FSuD)

After being involved in two downsizings within 3 years, I'd had enough of corporate...besides, I'd done well enough to say F it and I took off a year and a half while deciding what to do.  Always enjoyed working on my own home and am more than capable in many fields (my father designed and built the house I grew up in...I inherited the gene).  I like what I do and I control my own destiny, misery, etecetera.  Plus, I've hooked up with a younger contractor and we're starting a new venture in '15...residential/corporate maintenance company. 

Posted by: billygoat at November 16, 2014 03:41 AM (Mj3Lx)

165 I walked out on Avatar. A screed, but also just a bad movie. **** I've never seen so much as a minute of it. It never interested me in the least.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 03:41 AM (DmNpO)

166 BTW, I was told about a collection of Neytiri (the chick alien in Avatar), er, slips edited for your viewing pleasure on the youtube... Ah, here 'tis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiBCYhS8byg

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:41 AM (gXRIG)

167 @153

Link   http://tinyurl.com/pv6x7e7

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:41 AM (0FSuD)

168 Lester: "Louis is my congressman. I think he knows the diff between a Espiscopalian and a Presbyterian. I think he had a Speak-O." Of course.Go ahead, ruin my lively joke with your dead seriousness! His was an especially impassioned speech, delivered with quiet deliberation. That better, mister serious Gohmert guy?

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 16, 2014 03:42 AM (Sr48m)

169

137   anon a mouse

 

Bloody reef will not be killed off  - global warming, global whatever, tourists dropping plastic bags and Coke tins on it , dredging, oil spills, crown of thorn starfish eating it all,  and the REEF LIVES!

 

It's thriving actually....

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:42 AM (cBMpj)

170 Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 16, 2014 08:34 AM

OK. That explains why he doesn't look anything like the singer guy. Too bad for Matty.

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 03:43 AM (2UPXV)

171 165 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 08:41 AM (DmNpO)

You should watch Plinkett smoke it...

http://youtu.be/uJarz7BYnHA

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:43 AM (/4AZU)

172 >>It's thriving actually.... If I ever get a chance to get back to Australia I am going to make time to see the reef. Definitely on my list.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 03:45 AM (g1DWB)

173 The blue folk in Avatar run around naked because they never committed Original Sin and are still in a state of innocence.  Only humans are flawed.

That's the theme.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 16, 2014 03:46 AM (V70Uh)

174 173 Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 16, 2014 08:46 AM (V70Uh)

Correct, it is sorta a mix of Paradise Lost and Dante's Inferno for whacko envirofucktards...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:47 AM (/4AZU)

175 Yglesias' dad sings in the shower? I remember that, wasn't it a duet with Willie Nelson? "To All The Girls I've Loufah-ed Before"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 03:47 AM (NeFrd)

176 "The blue folk in Avatar run around naked because they never committed Original Sin" So there's no Shatner? Dayum.

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:48 AM (gXRIG)

177 I saw Interstellar yesterday. Sound was horrible. Half the dialogue missed. But the volcano was totally cool.

Posted by: NCKate at November 16, 2014 03:48 AM (U98jm)

178 If I ever get a chance to get back to Australia I am going to make time to see the reef. Definitely on my list. Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 08:45 AM (g1DWB) **** Reefer Madness!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 03:48 AM (NeFrd)

179 175 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 08:47 AM (NeFrd)

MattY must suck as a novelist considering he should be a 3d gen....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:49 AM (/4AZU)

180 MattY must suck as a novelist considering he should be a 3d gen.... He's done major fiction writing at Vox, though.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 03:49 AM (MMC8r)

181 177 Posted by: NCKate at November 16, 2014 08:48 AM (U98jm)

I particularly liked the part where the volcano kicked Matt McConaggy and the chick out into the 400 foot tidal wave

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:49 AM (/4AZU)

182

159   Retread

 

You can't have Mr Abbott just yet, or Mr Harper who is much closer and seems to be doing the right thing with Canada...

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:50 AM (cBMpj)

183 Sven, and then when the volcano burned all the corn fields up. That was really tense.

Posted by: NCKate at November 16, 2014 03:51 AM (U98jm)

184 177 I saw Interstellar yesterday. Sound was horrible. Half the dialogue missed. But the volcano was totally cool. Posted by: NCKate at November 16, 2014 08:48 AM (U98jm) What did you think of the reveal at the end?

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 03:51 AM (doBIb)

185 A quick glance at Clan Yglesias reveals that lefty indeed begets same, but also, Matty is kind of what you'd call unregenerate. After two generations of successful authors, all he can manage is this hack blogging job? Third generation syndrome.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 03:51 AM (xq1UY)

186 Hey good news. Obama just heard about the Gruber comments. But he wants to assure us that Gruber never worked on his "staff". He is so used to lying it comes as naturally to him as telling the truth does to normal people.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 03:52 AM (g1DWB)

187 EC do NOT give away the Volcano Scene. Jeeze.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 03:52 AM (xq1UY)

188 So, can I see the movie or is it a screed? PLEASE advise! Now! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 08:36 AM (CMkNk) Yes. Absolutely, go see now. No sucker punches at all. In fact, the movie is a lyrical song to the spirit of exploration and pioneers. There's a line in the movie that incapsulates so much of what I feel about today's America- something like: We used to want to travel to the stars and now all we do is stare at the dirt. I'd be surprised if Christopher Nolan isn't an American style conservative at heart. Plus: SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! I'm not kidding. Do not look beyond this point if you don't want a big part of the movie spoiled !!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!!SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! Ok, I love love that the false, cowardly scientist in named Mann. SOOPER SPOILER!!!SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!!SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!!SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! SOOPER SPOILER!!!! Relax, enjoy the movie in the knowledge that there are no sucker punches and that you're in the hands of a master.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2014 03:53 AM (KBvAm)

189 So Obama says that Gruber never worked for the administration, yet they paid him $400k. How the fuck do we get our money back?

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at November 16, 2014 03:53 AM (BZAd3)

190 "But the volcano was totally cool. " So you're saying the film is at least partially based on the completely non fictional tome written by Jonah Goldberg under the name of "liberal fascism"? Good to know. /heh

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:53 AM (gXRIG)

191 187 EC do NOT give away the Volcano Scene. Jeeze. Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 08:52 AM (xq1UY) You mean the midget volcano scene? Oh crap.....

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 03:54 AM (doBIb)

192 That better, mister serious Gohmert guy? Posted by: mindful webworker at November 16, 2014 08:42 AM

Sorry. I was on a jury in a criminal case years ago when Louis was a district judge. My sense of humor flees at the thought of Louis Gohmert in full tilt.

Posted by: Lester at November 16, 2014 03:54 AM (2UPXV)

193 183 Posted by: NCKate at November 16, 2014 08:51 AM (U98jm)

the grand finale of the cornfield, the black hole, the volcano, and the ocean singing "Start Spreading the News!" was the clincher...


three thumbs up....

//Roger Egbert

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 16, 2014 03:55 AM (/4AZU)

194 JackStraw see my 62. I don't think he's pulling it off, so to speak, all that well.
And he either doesn't know or doesn't care.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 16, 2014 03:55 AM (xq1UY)

195 Hey good news. Obama just heard about the Gruber comments. But he wants to assure us that Gruber never worked on his "staff". And the Plumbers didn't work on Nixon's, either. But Gruber was doing far more of Obama's will than Liddy was of Nixon's.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 03:55 AM (MMC8r)

196

172 JackStraw 

 

Yes it should be on your to see list - wonderful things to see along the whole length of the thing

 

Years ago, my son and I went on a reef trip from Townsville   and we went snorkelling

 

It was amazing boing out there in the middle of nowhere, on a little platform  with the coral just below and all those fish - no sharks seen that day  * prayers answered*

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 03:55 AM (cBMpj)

197 >>So Obama says that Gruber never worked for the administration, yet they paid him $400k. >>How the fuck do we get our money back? I sent ace some links the other day. Gruber made closer to $800K not $400K from the feds from agencies like DOJ, State and NIH in addition to HHS. But he didn't do anything really.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 03:55 AM (g1DWB)

198 Ok, I love love that the false, cowardly scientist in named Mann. MATT DAMON!!! Yeah, the douchebag coward scientist who committed fraud to trick people about a planet's climate is named Mann. Hmmmmm, where have we heard that name before?

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 03:56 AM (doBIb)

199 "But he wants to assure us that Gruber never worked on his "staff". " Yeah. That's Reggie's job.

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 16, 2014 03:56 AM (gXRIG)

200 You should watch Plinkett smoke it... **** I just watched a few minutes of it. Good enough. That voice of his.... shiver.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 03:57 AM (DmNpO)

201 @164

Sounds like fun.  Loving what you do is worth more that regretting what you do.



Life is short. 

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 03:57 AM (0FSuD)

202 >>Yeah. That's Reggie's job. bada bing!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 03:58 AM (g1DWB)

203 I was kinda let down by the reveal at the end. I was expecting something different for the answer about the wormhole.

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 03:59 AM (doBIb)

204 It's thriving actually.... Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 08:42 AM (cBMpj) What, you mean the AGW crowd "lied" to us about the inexorable destruction of the Reef within our lifetime?

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 16, 2014 04:02 AM (l1zOH)

205 Someone help me out here with this shirtstorm thing. Who exactly are these leftwing nuts mad at? Sure, they're mad at the guy for wearing the shirt, but why does that shirt exist? In fact, why are women objectified in our society at all? Pretty sure that didn't happen because of rightwing Catholics such as myself. It wasn't people of my ilk who encouraged the sexual revolution and continue trying to destroy our social mores and values today. Now, that doesn't mean I'm offended by the shirt, because I like to live and let live, but let's just say it didn't become an acceptable piece of attire because of my efforts. So I just want to know. What does feminism want? Should women be thoroughly respected and adored (in which case, I think Catholicism is as feminist as it gets), or should they be free to desecrate their bodies in any way they please? Someone please try to figure out what SlutWalks wants. To boot, since it seems like they want stricter treatment of rapists, try to figure out how it differs from anything your average rightwinger wants. I'm sure this question will never be answered.

Posted by: PlaneMan at November 16, 2014 04:04 AM (cHQtB)

206 Who exactly are these leftwing nuts mad at? Sure, they're mad at the guy for wearing the shirt, but why does that shirt exist? In fact, why are women objectified in our society at all? I saw a tweet at Twitchy that was perfect. Someone tweeted at some radfem asking if Taylor deserved what he got because of what he was wearing. Where have we heard that before?

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:06 AM (doBIb)

207 205 So I just want to know. What does feminism want? Posted by: PlaneMan at November 16, 2014 09:04 AM (cHQtB) Simple. A woman should have the absolute freedom to wear sexy clothes, but if a man looks at her, he's *this close* to committing rape.

Posted by: rickl at November 16, 2014 04:07 AM (sdi6R)

208 Oh wow, looks like Bill Cosby liked to rape White women and the MSM ignored it for 30 years.


Just call me shocked.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 04:08 AM (0FSuD)

209 Did Obama actually pull the "I just heard about this" crap on the Gruber videos? It's tough to say that when you were in the same room as the guy, but I guess maybe Valerie Jarrett really is the President.

Posted by: no good deed at November 16, 2014 04:08 AM (w3a0Z)

210 You can't have Mr Abbott just yet, or Mr Harper who is much closer and seems to be doing the right thing with Canada...

Posted by: aussie

Well it is two years before SCOAMT is due to leave office, despite the daydreams of impeachment fans. Maybe by then we could work out some sort of lend-lease deal.

Posted by: Retread at November 16, 2014 04:08 AM (l7hog)

211 Yeah, the douchebag coward scientist who committed fraud to trick people about a planet's climate is named Mann. Hmmmmm, where have we heard that name before? Considering how litigious "Dr" Mann is, kinda gutsy call.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at November 16, 2014 04:10 AM (zxQ4h)

212 Please advise as I want to see it, but dread the thought of having to sit through a 3-hour long "Avatar." Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 16, 2014 08:32 AM (CMkNk) -------- J.J., I thought "Interstellar" was pro-American and pro-Human Exceptionalism, i.e., we're worth saving as a species. The cause for climate change was never explained as AGW or other leftist tripe, it just...happened. As for the sound quality, I went to an IMAX showing and the sound was fine. The volume was not at "Scanners" levels.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 16, 2014 04:12 AM (QBm1P)

213 If you are looking for a lighter note, check out Jose Canseco's twitter feed. It seems the finger he shot off when he was cleaning his gun and had surgically reattached fell off while he was playing poker the other night. And he tweeted all the details.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 04:12 AM (g1DWB)

214 201 Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 08:57 AM (0FSuD)

Life is short...so true -- therefore it is best to have as much fun as possible along the way.  Plus all of this keeps me young and I really do enjoy my work, my clients and work in general.  But the best part?....I can now fire those people (clients) that I don't like -- so satisfying and it was impossible to do in my old life...in corporate, those decisions were never solely mine.

Posted by: billygoat at November 16, 2014 04:12 AM (Mj3Lx)

215 My contribution. contractor with USG here, lowly Bach degree in no relevant field, but 3 decades experience in specops and training, civilian and mil. my most recent work was to clean up the mess left by a highly certified, highly credentialed (PhD., Ma.Ed., ISD) group who designed a training program that after three years was an unpopular, useless disaster. Govt let their contract expire, then hired me and a couple others to start over. yeah...them credentials.....

Posted by: goatexchange at November 16, 2014 04:14 AM (sYUHT)

216

204  Hrothgar

 

In one word

 

Yes...

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 04:15 AM (cBMpj)

217 Hello aussie!

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:15 AM (doBIb)

218 Pretty sure that didn't happen because of rightwing Catholics such as myself. Rick Santorum = rightwing Catholic - amiright? Would he approve of the shirt and the tats? Probably not but I can't see him taking anyone to task on Twitter. So Rose Evileth is further to the right then Rick Santorum?

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at November 16, 2014 04:17 AM (zxQ4h)

219 211 Yeah, the douchebag coward scientist who committed fraud to trick people about a planet's climate is named Mann. Hmmmmm, where have we heard that name before? Considering how litigious "Dr" Mann is, kinda gutsy call. Posted by: SE Pa Moron at November 16, 2014 09:10 AM (zxQ4h) Mark Steyn is giving him all sorts of trouble right now.

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:19 AM (doBIb)

220

210  Retread

 

No we're keeping this one  - hopefully for another term if the lefties keep on self destructing with climate change, fairness, equality stuff

 

However we do have our very own  FSA and their enablers  who hate this Government

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 04:19 AM (cBMpj)

221 My contribution. contractor with USG here, lowly Bach degree in no relevant field, but 3 decades experience in specops and training, civilian and mil. my most recent work was to clean up the mess left by a highly certified, highly credentialed (PhD., Ma.Ed., ISD) group who designed a training program that after three years was an unpopular, useless disaster. Govt let their contract expire, then hired me and a couple others to start over. yeah...them credentials..... **** For as long as it lasts, which may be only a few more months, I'm making twice as much money consulting as my best friend who has a doctorate in management. Actually, I'm making more than most of my degree'd friends. Frankly, it's been a big confidence builder to have a multi-million dollar company look at a gal with no degree and believe she can streamline their processes and reduce costs. This, based solely upon what the execs have seen me accomplish at my former, unappreciative employer.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 16, 2014 04:20 AM (DmNpO)

222

217  EC

 

Hello from my couch where I'm reclining with my glass of Aussie wine and contemplating the week ahead... cheers!

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 04:21 AM (cBMpj)

223 221 NDH - awesome! BZ!

Posted by: goatexchange at November 16, 2014 04:21 AM (sYUHT)

224 222 217 EC Hello from my couch where I'm reclining with my glass of Aussie wine and contemplating the week ahead... cheers! Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 09:21 AM (cBMpj) I'm on the couch too on a chilly Sunday morning. No wine though. Abbott and Harper have more balls than TFG. Hey may not have the might like America has, but they've shown more courage wrt to Putin and Ukraine.

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:24 AM (doBIb)

225 MATT DAMON!!! Yeah, the douchebag coward scientist who committed fraud to trick people about a planet's climate is named Mann. Hmmmmm, where have we heard that name before? Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 08:56 AM (doBIb) Damon played the biggest asshole in the universe. Perfect role for him.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at November 16, 2014 04:24 AM (BZAd3)

226 It seems the finger...fell off while he was playing poker the other night. ***** You could say he tipped his hand, eh?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 16, 2014 04:24 AM (NeFrd)

227 They

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:24 AM (doBIb)

228

Well, it's a bit late now   (I've been waiting for the Book  Thread) but  I do have to retire to the bedroom where I have been allocated about 1/4 of the bed - snoring Old Aussie Bloke plus a couple of kitties...

 

 

Some light stuff...if only I was younger I'd be there!

 

http://goo.gl/HTaLwC

 

Nightynight  everyone and have a wonderful yesterday!

Posted by: aussie at November 16, 2014 04:25 AM (cBMpj)

229 >>You could say he tipped his hand, eh? I saw a bunch of comments that were in that vein. What's the big deal? I've lost lots of hands playing poker.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 04:25 AM (g1DWB)

230 I have a question about the ending to Interstellar but can't ask without spoiling it. Maybe in another couple of months.

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:25 AM (doBIb)

231 Apropos of nothing: A & E cancelled the show Longmire. Now we can enjoy reruns of Storage Wars, Parking Wars, Moving Wars and Dog the Brownie Hunter ad nauseum. I really liked Longmire and they cancelled it after a season ending cliffhanger. Bastards.

Posted by: RickZ at November 16, 2014 04:26 AM (z4mYV)

232 I used the pocket change I saved this year to buy some goodies for "Toys for Tots" - a LEGO Mos Eisley cantina, LotR Battle at the Black Gate, and a couple steampunk mad scientist dolls. Is this primo sh*t going to go to some underserved nerd, or will it go to the FSA?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 16, 2014 04:26 AM (QBm1P)

233 Some light stuff...if only I was younger I'd be there! http://goo.gl/HTaLwC Nightynight everyone and have a wonderful yesterday! Wow! Yeah, I'd be there too!

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:27 AM (doBIb)

234 I was kinda let down by the reveal at the end. I was expecting something different for the answer about the wormhole. Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 08:59 AM (doBIb) Well, the wormhole was kind of a MacGuffin. The action of the movie took place because it was there. The movie wasn't concerned so much with the who put it there. The wormhole enabled them to find a solution to an intractable problem, a bit like a deus ex machina as well. So, the wormhole was a MacGuffin/deus ex machina hybrid. A deus ex MacGuffin if you will.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2014 04:28 AM (KBvAm)

235 Book thread is up. Last one out, please turn off the lights.

Posted by: PabloD at November 16, 2014 04:28 AM (roESk)

236 230 I have a question about the ending to Interstellar but can't ask without spoiling it. Maybe in another couple of months. Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 09:25 AM (doBIb) ----------- Spoiler Alert: McConnoughey keeps his shirt on the whole time.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 16, 2014 04:28 AM (QBm1P)

237 "I have a question about the ending to Interstellar but can't ask without spoiling it."

Bruce Willis was dead the whole time.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 16, 2014 04:28 AM (BXkFh)

238 So except for Drudge, anyone going to believe a Black TV star raped a 17 white girl.


REPEATEDLY?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 04:30 AM (0FSuD)

239 A deus ex MacGuffin if you will. That makes sense, but then you realize everything that was happening already happened before right? So what we saw was just one iteration because it was already done before.

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:30 AM (doBIb)

240 All Hail Eris you will probably make some little kids very happy. Their parents too. I don't mean to discourage giving. There will always be people gaming the system but that doesn't mean all should suffer. Toy for Tots is a great program.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2014 04:30 AM (JdEZJ)

241 Spoiler Alert: McConnoughey keeps his shirt on the whole time. Is that a first for him?

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at November 16, 2014 04:30 AM (zxQ4h)

242 Spoiler Alert: McConnoughey keeps his shirt on the whole time. My wife had no idea he was in the movie right before we bought the tickets. Yeah right. I told her he doesn't get topless in this movie.

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:31 AM (doBIb)

243 195 -- --- -- Liddy thought he was working for Nixon...

...in reality, he was being used by Dean.

The main objective of Watergate was to gain access to binder maintained by the 'rats there... a binder filled with whores used to entertain 'rat VIPs.

And Dean's mistress was one of those 'ladies' in that binder. Everything else Liddy's Plumbers did was secondary to that primary task.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 04:33 AM (/mTq0)

244 Saw Canseco yesterday in a docu on Netflix about the '89 World Series Earthquake. Good documentary, I'd recommend it. Canseco didn't come off as half the bizzaro-retard he seems to be lately.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 04:37 AM (MMC8r)

245 Book thread up

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 16, 2014 04:37 AM (0FSuD)

246 That makes sense, but then you realize everything that was happening already happened before right? So what we saw was just one iteration because it was already done before. Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 09:30 AM (doBIb) Without going to far into Spoiler territory- But yeah, SPOILER ALERT * * * What we were seeing was, as they said in the movie, a 3 dimensional construct of how the 5 dimensional world appears when time is just another axis like height, depth, width. So, he was able to select those moments where he could influence what happened. For the beings who made the wormhole it would be as easy to stroll into the past or into the future as you walking down to the 7-11 for a six pack of PBR. * * * * * * * * * * SPOILER OVER.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2014 04:39 AM (KBvAm)

247 Hung.over. and a 60% chance of rain. I'm moving slowly.

Posted by: toby928(C) at November 16, 2014 04:40 AM (rwI+c)

248 243 -- P.S. - Liddy's task was to remove her picture and attached info from that binder.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 16, 2014 04:40 AM (/mTq0)

249 It's hard not to like McConnaughey. Anybody who gets himself arrested for nude bongo playing is an honorary moron.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 16, 2014 04:40 AM (QBm1P)

250 But yeah, SPOILER ALERT So there's no tension when you think about it. It was already done. He's just going through the motions again.

Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 04:43 AM (doBIb)

251 What's the big deal? I've lost lots of hands playing poker. After a bad run, Canseco gives the house the finger and leaves.

Posted by: no good deed at November 16, 2014 04:46 AM (w3a0Z)

252 248 243 Interesting, I had not heard this before.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 16, 2014 04:47 AM (l1zOH)

253 Question for you guys. In reviewing yesterday and last nights posts and comments, I found several posts with the same nic as me..... I did not post them. But they were posted with the nic, Jen. Is this simply a feature of the comment section? I realize you can change your nic anytime to a sock, etc. I might change mine.....

Posted by: Jen at November 16, 2014 04:51 AM (hjTr7)

254 Good morning 'rons. 2 deg F here with wind chill. Ugh.

Posted by: Y-not at November 16, 2014 04:51 AM (wlPue)

255 Could just be bad luck, Jen. A noob might not know your nick was being used. Maybe add something to yours? If it's being done on purpose to pretend to be you we can try to call that person out. Not supposed to sock regulars. Maybe add your "hash" code to Jen?

Posted by: Y-not at November 16, 2014 04:54 AM (wlPue)

256 Interesting, Jen. I always like your comments. I didn't see anything that I thought was out of character. But to answer your question, you can type anything into the name field. It's considered bad form to sock other commenters, but maybe there was another Jen who was unaware of your presence.

Posted by: rickl at November 16, 2014 04:55 AM (sdi6R)

257 So there's no tension when you think about it. It was already done. He's just going through the motions again. Posted by: EC at November 16, 2014 09:43 AM (doBIb) More SPOILERy STUFF: Well, not exactly. That's really the point of the Mann incident, I think. That there is free will and despair. Mann gave into despair and chose to destroy the mission on the chance of saving his skin. McConnaughey's character had his moment of despair but chose to fight to complete the mission and save his children and the people of Earth. He fought to figure out how he could communicate, what he had the ability to do in such an extreme circumstance not knowing if it would or could work. Really, I hope this movie ignites that kind of fire in the imagination and courage of the youth of today. Instead of the endless sour navel gazing in the dirt represented by #shirtstorm and other such leftard, nihilistic nonsense.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2014 04:57 AM (KBvAm)

258 Maybe add your "hash" code to Jen? Posted by: Y-not at November 16, 2014 09:54 AM (wlPue) Thanks Y-not, I don't twitter, but I will add onto my nic. The comments were fine, no swearing, etc, LOL. And I agree, I think it was simply someone who didn't realize there was another exact nic. Nothing nefarious, I just hadn't thought about it before and was puzzled.

Posted by: Jen, the original at November 16, 2014 05:10 AM (hjTr7)

259 Puhleeeeze....15 is my limit on schnitzenGruber.

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at November 16, 2014 05:20 AM (dxZgK)

260 Morning ladies *wink wink*

Posted by: I"m not a rapist and gun grabbing Trayvon loving racist at November 16, 2014 05:30 AM (XzRw1)

261 The reveal in Interstellar is the wormhole is calling from inside the house.

Posted by: eman at November 16, 2014 05:49 AM (MQEz6)

262 It seems the finger he shot off when he was cleaning his gun and had surgically reattached fell off while he was playing poker the other night. And he tweeted all the details.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2014 09:12 AM (g1DWB)



He should have poked 'er with a different finger.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2014 06:17 AM (7MWCL)

263 Mornin' Horde. Glen A. Larson has died at age 77. His works for TV include Qunicy M.E., Battlestar Galactica (original flavor), Magnup P.I., Knight Rider...heck, he has a small phalanx of creations. (Trivia: Larson based many parts of the original Battlestar Galactica off Mormon lore, which he was familiar with as a member of the LDS church.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil (is this thing on? tap tap) at November 16, 2014 06:46 AM (m9V0o)

264 Here hold this doll LaQuisha and show us where Dr. Cosby touched you.

Posted by: Concerned Social Worker at November 16, 2014 07:01 AM (XzRw1)

265 I'm more than baffled as to why anyone would care about ancient rape allegations against an old man living out the golden years of his life.

It's not as though the elderly comedian being accused still holds office and is running the most powerful nation on earth. Then you might think the media should be interested.

Let bygones be bygones, sez I.

I stand with Cosby!

Posted by: Bill "Put Some Ice on That" Clinton at November 16, 2014 07:27 AM (UZodw)

266 Sad to hear about Glen Larson, though I think he produced some real shit in his day.

Posted by: --- at November 16, 2014 07:45 AM (MMC8r)

267 B.A. = it was too damn hard to get a B.S.

Posted by: RonF at November 17, 2014 10:04 AM (l8nW6)

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