December 31, 2017

EMT 12/31/17 - Happy AoS Lifestyle Day!
— Open Blogger

This is the hallowed day where AoS morons can really let themselves go with all that drinking and carousing, without the concern that their drinking and carousing will be looked at as a departure from normal behaviors like it is for the other 364 days of the year.

Yes, this is that one day where all your bad habits are lost in the noise of the year-end reveling of "normals", and you can make countless resolutions that to your addled brain will seem like attainable compacts.

Jan 2nd will see the crash to reality for most, as they show up to work still reeking of cheap alcohol that none of your coworkers exhibit, given they took all of the 1st to sober up.

But forget all that for now: You will have all of next year to indulge in self-recriminations, but Today is YOUR DAY.

Carpe Ipsum!


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1 Good Morning Morons today is  Sunday, December 31, 2017.  On this day in  1759 Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at 45 pounds per annum and started brewing Guinness beer. They now have a brewery in the US in MD.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:57 AM (mpXpK)

2 Morons, it is not safe to vacation in Mexico.  There are too many nice places to vacation in the US to take a chance on Mexico.  Hell, go to Charleston, it is becoming THE vacation spot for the US.


http://tinyurl.com/y8upxswc
 

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:58 AM (mpXpK)

3 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 12:58 AM (aC6Sd)

4 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 31, 2017 12:58 AM (oVWx5)

5 Trump halts yet another Obama crap-fest plan.  He agreed (supposedly) to finance half the $13B cost for another railway tunnel between NJ and NYC that would only benefit NJ commuters to NYC. Trump says there was no record of any such agreement and since this was a local project for the benefit of locals the federal government would not finance any of it.  I love it.


http://tinyurl.com/y7x8yrhb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:58 AM (mpXpK)

6 CA police have arrested the asshole who called the Kansas police in that swatting case we reported yesterday.  They do not say what he will be charged with.


http://tinyurl.com/ycr2qwt7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:58 AM (mpXpK)

7 It appears that an Australian diplomat may have had some connection in this Russia 'meddling' BS.


http://tinyurl.com/ybftjkw9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:58 AM (mpXpK)

8 This happens a lot.  Two burglars in Detroit meet their nemesis Darwin when they break into a substation to steal copper wiring.


http://tinyurl.com/y7ktyu2e

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:59 AM (mpXpK)

9 RINO Rubio (CR 71) drifting further to the left.  He thinks the Republican tax bill went too far with 'helping' businesses. Can't somebody primary this Democrat in Republican clothing?


http://tinyurl.com/y85dldte

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:59 AM (mpXpK)

10 CNN (gag) gives a brief run-down on new laws taking effect tomorrow with the new year.  Almost all of these are liberal inspired crap.


http://tinyurl.com/ycttdjo9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 12:59 AM (mpXpK)

11 National Review let themselves be turned into the propaganda wing of the neo-conservative movement during the George W. Bush administration, while ignoring the ethnic cleansing of Iraq's Christian communities under Bush's watch, said John Zmirak, Senior Editor of The Stream and author of the new Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism.



An honorary Moron.  He doesn't think much of RINO Bush either.  But I don't know what this 'neoconservative' movement is.  Neither Bush nor NR are conservatives of any type.  NR is a political rag supporting the RNCe and Bush was/is an outright RINO.


http://tinyurl.com/ycap3ckl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:00 AM (mpXpK)

12 And speaking of NR another conservative pundit comes down hard on them.


http://tinyurl.com/yc3topdt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:00 AM (mpXpK)

13 Nice picture of Niagara Falls freezing.


http://tinyurl.com/ybcqel9a

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:00 AM (mpXpK)

14 Trump explains that he doesn't really like using social media to explain his opinions and actions but he has to to get around the MFM.  I think we all already knew that but maybe the average citizen doesn't.  The average citizen laps up the fake news like a dog laps up its vomit.


http://tinyurl.com/y8ypxdwo
 

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:00 AM (mpXpK)

15 From Vics Mexico story... He was on Christmas vacation in neighboring Zihuatanejo and would have turned 50 the next day. Check to see if Andy and Red have alibis.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:01 AM (8ikIW)

16 Report: The corrupt FBI doesn't like conservative sheriff Dave Clark.


http://tinyurl.com/yan4mcq6
 

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:01 AM (mpXpK)

17 But Sheriff Clark say that the report is BS fake news.


http://tinyurl.com/yaoj75kz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:01 AM (mpXpK)

18 CA has a blatantly unconstitutional law that they are willing to use to go after people who insult islam.  Europe has come to America, in CA.


http://tinyurl.com/yddydzlo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:01 AM (mpXpK)

19 IBD says 2017 was a great year but 2018 has some challenges coming.


http://tinyurl.com/ycqdoz9y

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:01 AM (mpXpK)

20 WZ explodes the lies the MFM spews about the so-called 'dreamers'.  Too bad the average 'citizen' will never see this while they lap up that MFM vomit.


http://tinyurl.com/y75y3tag

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:02 AM (mpXpK)

21 Good thing Trump killed Obama's war on coal plants before this record big freeze hit.  Just imagine the disaster this would have been if Scankles had been elected.


http://tinyurl.com/y8swf34d

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:02 AM (mpXpK)

22 16 Report: The corrupt FBI doesn't like conservative sheriff Dave Clark. http://tinyurl.com/yan4mcq6 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 06:01 AM (mpXpK) Move him to Florida and have him primary Dondi. Or Allen West.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:02 AM (mbhDw)

23 Former AL SoS, a Democrat, has been indicted for election fraud.  Gee say it isn't so, Democrat election fraud in AL.


http://tinyurl.com/ya4qnjg5
 

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:02 AM (mpXpK)

24 Ramirez (repeat)



http://tinyurl.com/y8j273ze


And that's it for today on this extra cold New Year's Eve..

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:02 AM (mpXpK)

25 Mostly peaceful Iranian Regime Police Goons shoot dead several protesters. Here we go...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:03 AM (mbhDw)

26 Vic, thanks for the news. Did you get a replacement for Mr. Coffee?

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:04 AM (8ikIW)

27 26 Vic, thanks for the news. Did you get a replacement for Mr. Coffee? Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 06:04 AM (8ikIW) *note to self: copyright "Xr. Covfefe"*

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:05 AM (mbhDw)

28 This is the hallowed day where AoS morons can really let themselves go with all that drinking and carousing, without the concern that their drinking and carousing will be looked at as a departure from normal behaviors like it is for the other 364 days of the year.


It would be for me but I screwed up yesterday.  I meant to go down and get a fresh bottle before I started yesterday, but forgot.  So I drank up almost all my booze yesterday and now today is Sunday.  Can't buy any booze anywhere in this Baptist controlled State on Sunday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:05 AM (mpXpK)

29 That bottle in the pic is what I need.  And endless supply from one bottle.  Looks like maybe Old Crow though.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:06 AM (mpXpK)

30 28 Can't buy any booze anywhere in this Baptist controlled State on Sunday. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 06:05 AM (mpXpK) Do what all the cool kids did in the Soviet Union; shave a patch at the top of your scalp and rub paint thinner into it. Or find a bottle of Aqua Velva.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:07 AM (mbhDw)

31 If you start drinking now there might be enough time to recover to make it to midnight

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 01:09 AM (aC6Sd)

32 26 Vic, thanks for the news. Did you get a replacement for Mr. Coffee?

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 06:04 AM (8ikIW)


Shit I meant to put that in my closeout.  yes, I did.  Wifey got me a new one but it is not a Mr Coffee and it is not a small 4 cup model.  I made my first pot but only filled it for 4 cups this morning. Turned out great and I got real coffee this morning.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:11 AM (mpXpK)

33 30 
Or find a bottle of Aqua Velva.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 06:07 AM (mbhDw)



Do they still make that crap?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:12 AM (mpXpK)

34 Turned out great and I got real coffee this morning. Posted by: Vic Then it is a truly Happy New Year Eve Morning. I can do instant. I haven't drank it since I quit camping 25 years ago.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:13 AM (8ikIW)

35 31 If you start drinking now there might be enough time to recover to make it to midnight

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 06:09 AM (aC6Sd)



No liquor at all between 7 pm Saturday until 9 am Monday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:13 AM (mpXpK)

36 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:14 AM (EyPfd)

37 34  Then it is a truly Happy New Year Eve Morning.
I can do instant. I haven't drank it since I quit camping 25 years ago.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 06:13 AM (8ikIW)



I only do instant in an emergency.  Yesterday was an emergency.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:14 AM (mpXpK)

38 I peak at the local newspaper every morning.  I hardly ever look at the opinion page because its mostly USAToday shit. Just think, at one time I actually paid 75 cents to buy it from a machine which were everywhere.  There must be a wearhouse somewhere with millions of those machines.  I'm a Gannett hater, as if you didn't guess that.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:15 AM (rgpGL)

39 I guess I don't get why there is a problem that some Australian was told that Russia had SHillarys emails by a Papadopolous. And that's bad how?

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:16 AM (8ikIW)

40 From Vic's swatting link: The FBI estimates that roughly 400 cases of swatting occur annually, with some using caller ID spoofing to disguise their number. Make it a Federal Crime to spoof caller ID, $10,000 fine, six months in jail, liability for damages and this shit would stop on a dime. Unfortunately, the lefties are using this on conservatives, and we HAVE NO VOICE!

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:17 AM (2FqvZ)

41 Love that pic at the top from North by Northwest.  The only problem I had was I doubt you could get someone to drink if they didn't want to.  One of my all time favorite movies....

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:17 AM (rgpGL)

42 39 I guess I don't get why there is a problem that some Australian was told that Russia had SHillarys emails by a Papadopolous.
And that's bad how?

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 06:16 AM (8ikIW)


according to that article that is how the Russia Hacking story got started.  If it had remained at "Russia Hacking" it probably would not have been a problem.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:18 AM (mpXpK)

43 Morning peeps. A right frosty 6F here in the Bluegrass. Wasn't the swatting incident the result of some online gamming disagreement? I thought I read something to that effect.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 31, 2017 01:19 AM (iiixZ)

44 43 Morning peeps. A right frosty 6F here in the Bluegrass.

Wasn't the swatting incident the result of some online gamming disagreement? I thought I read something to that effect.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 31, 2017 06:19 AM (iiixZ)


Yes, it is in that linked article.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:19 AM (mpXpK)

45 He was on Christmas vacation in neighboring Zihuatanejo and would have turned 50 the next day. Check to see if Andy and Red have alibis. That's the only part of a nearly perfect movie that bothers me. I've seen the thing 30 times and I know all the dialogue by heart, but I couldn't write "Zihuatenejo" without looking at it in this thread. And Red, a lifelong prison rat, was supposed to get himself there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 31, 2017 01:20 AM (fuK7c)

46 I guess I don't get why there is a problem that some Australian was told that Russia had SHillarys emails by a Papadopolous.
And that's bad how?

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 06:16 AM (8ikIW)


Not according to the MFM, we got him!  The girls on "The View" will throw papers in the air and celebrate.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:22 AM (rgpGL)

47 Yes, but the person who made the phony call to the Police had no intent for the Police to shoot the man, so set him free.

Posted by: James Comey [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:22 AM (2FqvZ)

48 And Red, a lifelong prison rat, was supposed to get himself there. Posted by: Bandersnatch He knew how to get "things"

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:22 AM (8ikIW)

49 Witnesses told local media they saw Bradley being chased by gunmen who shot him with a 9 mm handgun about 4 a.m., Mexico News Daily reported. However, police weren't called for four hours, and when they arrived they found Bradley's body in a parking lot, the website reported. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Bradley was unmarried and did not have children. Mexico's unsafe! That's why we need to bring them over here. Even the criminals. So they can kill each other over here I guess, along with the occasional citizen. If he could speak I wonder if Mr. Bradley would still have the romanticized view of immigration he undoubtedly held as a CA city official. Maybe he should have vacationed in Italy so he could have been murdered by Muslims instead.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 01:22 AM (/qEW2)

50 Damn, lost my cable again for a few minuets


It is warmer here this morning.  Currently 30.5F.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:24 AM (mpXpK)

51 Eight more days of temps between 20 and 30 degrees below normal for me. Al Gore? * crickets *

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:26 AM (2FqvZ)

52 Ahh, yes, Call of Duty. Haven't played it in years. Thanks Vic. People are so stupid sometimes. It's a game!

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 31, 2017 01:27 AM (iiixZ)

53 The weatherman  (yes he is a man) says next weekend we will see 30F.  Believe it when I see it.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:28 AM (rgpGL)

54 A GOP senator is calling for a Justice Department probe into alleged “SWAT-ting attacks” on conservative bloggers, as dozens of conservative bloggers observed a “day of silence” to draw attention to the pranks. SWAT-ting involves placing a fake 911 call reporting a shooting that prompts a full-throated emergency response to the victim’s home. U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) on June 5 sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding an inquiry into instances of SWAT-ting. “The use of SWAT-ting as a harassment tool is apparently not new,” Chambliss wrote in the letter, “but its use as a tool for targeting political speech appears to be more of a recent development. … The emerging pattern is both disgusting and dangerous.” FROM 2012 - Under HOLDER. NOTHING DONE.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:29 AM (2FqvZ)

55 People tell me that Reporters are educated. Read the last paragraph. See if you can spot the issue. http://cbsloc.al/2DBjV0m

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:29 AM (EyPfd)

56 North by Northwest was a suprise when I first watched it, I had knew of it for years but only first saw it a few years ago, why I waited so long I don't know.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 01:32 AM (aC6Sd)

57 Read the last paragraph. See if you can spot the issue. "The highest overall annual total was 353 slayings per 100,000 people in 1993, when the city was home to more than 700,000 residents." So 2500 people shot in Baltimore in 1993.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:33 AM (8ikIW)

58 I should say, 2500 slain in 1993

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:34 AM (8ikIW)

59 Well, I miscalculated the amount of Christmas cookies per day to get me thru New Years. I wonder if I should wake the wife up and see if she wants to get going on at least one more batch.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:37 AM (8ikIW)

60 "So 2500 people shot in Baltimore in 1993. " Apparently, a true Killing Field. Or bad writing. Hard to tell in B'More. 'The City That Reads' http://www.loyola.edu/library/citythatreads/home.html

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:38 AM (EyPfd)

61 https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/12/video-a-f-brancos-2017-legal-insurrection-cartoons/#more-23782

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 01:39 AM (aC6Sd)

62 9 degrees here in CT, according to wunderground. 56 in Rome, which is the next place I'll wake up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 31, 2017 01:39 AM (fuK7c)

63 Was reading about two men who broke into a electrical substation to steal copper.  I guess the Detroit school system doesn't teach that 20K volts isn't something to play with.  They were fused together, I'd hate to have to clean up that mess.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:40 AM (rgpGL)

64 **holds hands approx shoulder width apart** About this much.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 01:40 AM (BN/jk)

65 I don't think I will ever get why some things get through and others don't.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 01:40 AM (aC6Sd)

66 I wonder if I should wake the wife up and see if she wants to get going on at least one more batch. Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 06:37 AM (8ikIW) What could go wrong? Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Posted by: Your Wifes Divorce Lawyer [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:40 AM (2FqvZ)

67 "56 in Rome, which is the next place I'll wake up." Georgia is nice, this time of year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:41 AM (EyPfd)

68 Hey Skip.....

Was just in your neck of the woods, and I must say, I like Philadelphia, at least around Rittenhouse Square and a bit East.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 31, 2017 01:41 AM (wYseH)

69 Philadelphia is nice with all those rainbow colored street signs delineating certain areas. It gives it a certain 'Wizard of Oz' quality.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:43 AM (2FqvZ)

70 63 Was reading about two men who broke into a electrical substation to steal copper. I guess the Detroit school system doesn't teach that 20K volts isn't something to play with. They were fused together, I'd hate to have to clean up that mess.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 06:40 AM (rgpGL)


As I said in the post, this kind of crap happens a lot.  In our monthly newsletter every issue had a story about thieves or vandals breaking into switch-yards and getting electrocuted by being stupid.  Often with an accompanying statement by local political leadership that the utilities needed to take action to make the substations more "safe".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 01:44 AM (mpXpK)

71 "Zihuatenejo"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 31, 2017 06:20 AM (fuK7c)

I have been there, and the beach looks nothing like what is in the movie.

And it really is a good flick.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 31, 2017 01:45 AM (wYseH)

72 Often with an accompanying statement by local political leadership that the utilities needed to take action to make the substations more "safe". Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 06:44 AM (mpXpK) Yeah, a six foot tall fence with razor wire at the top is such an open invitation to thieves.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:46 AM (2FqvZ)

73 Once it gets cold and stays cold, I don't notice it as much. What is tough to take for me is the bitter cold for 3 days and then gets up to 30 (a warming for us) for a week, then back to 10 degrees or less.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:46 AM (8ikIW)

74 If one has read Griffin's 'Badge of Honor" series about the Philadelphia Police Department, you may have heard reference to "The Roundhouse". The actual wooden counter for the Police Station is located, and used at a re-purposing business known as Second Chance, down in Baltimore, not too far from the Stadium. Unfortunately, not many people actually know the history of this oddly shaped wooden counter-top.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:47 AM (EyPfd)

75 Center City Philly's zoning is weird. One block is kind of ritzy/tony and then one block over has crack addicts and winos and the next one is, again, ritzy/tony. Strange.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:47 AM (mbhDw)

76 "Zihuatenejo" I have been there, and the beach looks nothing like what is in the movie. What is it like?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 31, 2017 01:47 AM (fuK7c)

77 "And that was mother"   So many good lines in North by Northwest.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:47 AM (rgpGL)

78 Yeah, a six foot tall fence with razor wire at the top is such an open invitation to thieves. Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises Needs more warning signs in at least 6 different languages

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:48 AM (8ikIW)

79 "CA has a blatantly unconstitutional law that they are willing to use to go after people who insult islam. Europe has come to America, in CA." The California Attorney General's office argues that his comments constituted "repeated contact by means of an electronic communication device" with "intent to annoy or harass," Well, let's not be too hasty condemning this. Do Hector, Sure or BSG live in California? Seriously though, interpreting this law this broadly (originally to address phoning individuals to harass them) would prevent anyone posting anything critical of anyone or anything on FB. If applied uniformly. Yeah, it's hard to think of CA as a state anymore. It's a separate country and Trump should consider reducing the aid we send them, as with Pockystan.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 01:48 AM (/qEW2)

80 I mean 'Concertina wire' is no barrier. It sounds inviting almost, like a free outdoor concert.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:48 AM (2FqvZ)

81 Only two memories of Phillidelphia. Touching the Liberty Bell. My first time ever eating lobster,,, at the Bookbinders restaurant. It was 48 years ago. Pretty sure there was another "founding" site we visited but for the life of me...

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 01:49 AM (BN/jk)

82 Worked at Rittenhouse square a few years ago from summer to Christmas, very nice area

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 01:49 AM (aC6Sd)

83 i was in Philly about 2 years ago.  The city is all and I mean all row houses.  Never have seen that before.  We were all over the city, and saw maybe just a few single houses.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:50 AM (rgpGL)

84 6 below here. Instant coffee is a whole lot better than nothing-at-all. I have stashes of it both at home and in the vehicles.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 31, 2017 01:50 AM (oVWx5)

85 One block is kind of ritzy/tony and then one block over has crack addicts and winos and the next one is, again, ritzy/tony. Strange. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 06:47 AM (mbhDw) I did the best I could with the bombs entry devices available.

Posted by: Wilson Goode [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:50 AM (2FqvZ)

86 Carpe Ipsum ?

Can't remember enough Latin.  Carpe Diem is "seize the day" ... so, "grab your balls" perhaps ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 31, 2017 01:51 AM (vWMNq)

87 What is it like?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 31, 2017 06:47 AM (fuK7c)

Pretty built up, with restaurants and hotels and such. And there are hills...it isn't flat. You have to drive a long way to get to a deserted beach like the one in the movie, and even then I wonder about the color of the water. That looked Caribbean or South Pacific to me.

It was a fun place to go in the 90s, but nowadays the crime in that part of Mexico is insane.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 31, 2017 01:52 AM (wYseH)

88 Good thing Trump killed Obama's war on coal plants before this record big freeze hit. Just imagine the disaster this would have been if Scankles had been elected. But burning coal causes global warming which melts the polar icecaps which weakens the polar vortex which makes the winter colder. So paradoxically the best way to keep warm in the winter is not to heat your house.

Posted by: Al Gore at December 31, 2017 01:53 AM (/qEW2)

89 I did the best I could with the bombs entry devices available. Posted by: Wilson Goode Because you were a liberal squish.

Posted by: Frank Rizzo at December 31, 2017 01:53 AM (fuK7c)

90 That looked Caribbean or South Pacific to me. Per IMDB it was the Virgin Islands

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 01:53 AM (8ikIW)

91 Doctor,,, I'm gassed.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 01:54 AM (BN/jk)

92 85 I did the best I could with the bombs entry devices available. Posted by: Wilson Goode at December 31, 2017 06:50 AM (2FqvZ) "You gotta MOVE, you gotta MOVE..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:56 AM (mbhDw)

93 The line that is the tell is City Line ave which is the border of Montgomery county and Philadelphia county, it is night and day in places. Not to mention one side of the street a soda will cost you almost double.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 01:56 AM (aC6Sd)

94 63 Was reading about two men who broke into a electrical substation to steal copper. I guess the Detroit school system doesn't teach that 20K volts isn't something to play with. They were fused together, I'd hate to have to clean up that mess. ________________ Yikes. But I guess the brains get fried so quickly in that kind of electrocution that the geniuses don't actually have to feel the full effects of their stupidity. Or at least I hope that's true, for their sake.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 31, 2017 01:56 AM (fqUgw)

95 Because you were a liberal squish. Posted by: Frank Rizzo at December 31, 2017 06:53 AM (fuK7c) Least I didn't get the Black Panthers out of bed in the middle of the night in their tidy whities.

Posted by: Wilson Goode [/i] at December 31, 2017 01:56 AM (2FqvZ)

96 The MOVE bombing was in Northeast Philly, IIRC. Not exactly Rittenhouse Square.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:57 AM (mbhDw)

97 And can't watch North by Northwest ( my all time fave ) without being reminded of Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 01:57 AM (BN/jk)

98 94 63 Was reading about two men who broke into a electrical substation to steal copper. I guess the Detroit school system doesn't teach that 20K volts isn't something to play with. They were fused together, I'd hate to have to clean up that mess. ________________ Yikes. But I guess the brains get fried so quickly in that kind of electrocution that the geniuses don't actually have to feel the full effects of their stupidity. Or at least I hope that's true, for their sake. Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 31, 2017 06:56 AM (fqUgw) ...with this one, neat trick!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:58 AM (mbhDw)

99 Yeah, it's hard to think of CA as a state anymore. It's a separate country and Trump should consider reducing the aid we send them, as with Pockystan.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 06:48 AM (/qEW2)


I do hope he cuts off the Highspeed rail funding, if he hasn't already.  One interesting article in the NYT (surprised me) by way of Drudge.  The cost of building a subway tunnel in NYC is huge, and I mean huge.  A comment by a Paris person said I thought their costs were high. Two or three times the number of workers on the project, with everyone taking a cut. Billions and billions for each mile.  I can see where Trump doens't want to fund the Hudson river tunnel.  The tunnel could probably be built a half the cost most places.  The existing tunnels are very old, but  the politicians want to get in on the gravy train, so to speak..

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 01:58 AM (rgpGL)

100 97 And can't watch North by Northwest ( my all time fave ) without being reminded of Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 06:57 AM (BN/jk) Screen debut of the late, great Martin Landau.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 01:58 AM (mbhDw)

101 Mashable has a nice article on the MOVE bombing. I remember the event, but not the total destruction of those blocks of homes. http://tinyurl.com/y7jhe4km

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 02:00 AM (EyPfd)

102 "You gotta MOVE, you gotta MOVE..." Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 06:56 AM (mbhDw) I actually knew a MOVE member, before she became one. Lived in a tiny little 99.999999% white suburb. She was white. After I moved out of house I heard that she used to push a baby stroller around the neighborhood just to shock the neighbors when she showed off her baby. Who was not white. I think she survived the fire because she was in jail at the time.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 02:00 AM (2FqvZ)

103 99 Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 06:58 AM (rgpGL) As virtually a lifelong New Yorker, I will say that we absolutely do need the rail tunnel. Now that said, public works projects here are an absolute nightmare of political corruption, construction union thuggery and bureaucratic insanity. When shit gets done, that is IF it gets done, it costs perhaps 50 times more and takes 10 times as long to get done. And then it breaks down. I have given up on this city in that regard. They'll never let go of their iron grip on things but the only real solution is privatization of certain transport and infrastructure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:02 AM (mbhDw)

104 My wife thinks Landau's performance is the creepiest she's ever seen. She means that as praise. Alas, age & health have limited our carousing. The last time we tied one on was Inauguration day. I confess it was less the inauguration of Trump which made us celebrate, as the glorious shot of the Lightwalker entering the helicopter and flying away. Never again to curse the office.

Posted by: George LeS at December 31, 2017 02:02 AM (+TcCF)

105 The Volokh Conspiracy has a article Can California Stop Employers From Consenting to Federal Immigration Inspections? Seems Cali is trying the opposite of Arizona who tried to enforce Federal regulations.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 02:05 AM (aC6Sd)

106 You're right J.J. I didn't know it was his debut but,, Mission Impossible. Unfortunately the toast I had last night is as close as I came to the babe on that one.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 02:05 AM (BN/jk)

107 ...the glorious shot of the Lightwalker entering the helicopter and flying away. Never again to curse the office. Posted by: George LeS at December 31, 2017 07:02 AM (+TcCF) The prick had to take a 'victory lap' around DC in the helicopter before disappearing though. Which the MSM breathlessly reported.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 02:06 AM (2FqvZ)

108 Martin Landau was Gary Oldman before Gary Oldman, bad guy extraordinaire

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 02:07 AM (aC6Sd)

109 i wonder if the men who broke into the electrical substation in Detroit probably had a closed casket funeral.  The were now blacker that black, according to the article. 

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 02:07 AM (rgpGL)

110 'Seems Cali is trying the opposite of Arizona who tried to enforce Federal regulations.' I'm thinking maybe another Federal border wall. On the eastern side of California, maybe.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 02:08 AM (EyPfd)

111 I'm thinking maybe another Federal border wall. On the eastern side of California, maybe. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 31, 2017 07:08 AM (EyPfd) Pretty much 50 miles inland from the coast it's a red state. Shame to surrender that much real estate because of the coasties.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 02:11 AM (2FqvZ)

112 105 The Volokh Conspiracy has a article Can California Stop Employers From Consenting to Federal Immigration Inspections? Seems Cali is trying the opposite of Arizona who tried to enforce Federal regulations. Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 07:05 AM (aC6Sd) Was Anthony Kennedy's insane decision helpful or hurtful in this instance?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:12 AM (mbhDw)

113 Mashable. We need a Mish-able.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:14 AM (mbhDw)

114 "The use of SWAT-ting as a harassment tool is apparently not new," Chambliss wrote in the letter, "but its use as a tool for targeting political speech appears to be more of a recent development. ... The emerging pattern is both disgusting and dangerous." FROM 2012 - Under HOLDER. NOTHING DONE. The self mobilizing grassroots leftist army must be crushed mercilessly. The rib breakers, the bikelock wielders, the run-congressmen-off-the-road-ers, even the horse poopers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 02:15 AM (/qEW2)

115 The self mobilizing grassroots leftist army must be crushed mercilessly. The rib breakers, the bikelock wielders, the run-congressmen-off-the-road-ers, even the horse poopers. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 07:15 AM (/qEW2) There's no excuse for Sessions to let this shit continue. Holder? Sure he didn't give a fvck that Swat teams were showing up at conservative bloggers homes. I am still optimistic, yet simultaneously dejected.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division [/i] at December 31, 2017 02:18 AM (2FqvZ)

116 108 Martin Landau was Gary Oldman before Gary Oldman, bad guy extraordinaire Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 07:07 AM (aC6Sd) But then he joined the IMF and so was born again.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:20 AM (mbhDw)

117 It's not the voltage that gets you it's the amperage. And the sparks. And the steam flashing away all the moisture in your body. But mostly the amperage,

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 02:21 AM (UdKB7)

118 115 I am still optimistic, yet simultaneously dejected. Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at December 31, 2017 07:18 AM (2FqvZ) We are in a very long war. The election of PDT is only the beginning and you're right insofar as the outcome is still unknown. But at least we're in a fight and fighting back.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:21 AM (mbhDw)

119 117 It's not the voltage that gets you it's the amperage. And the sparks. And the steam flashing away all the moisture in your body. But mostly the amperage, Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 07:21 AM (UdKB7) "Taking of Pelham 1-2-3" when Robert Shaw touches the third rail... Walther Matthau: "Yeeesh!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:22 AM (mbhDw)

120 It's not the voltage that gets you it's the amperage. And the sparks. And the steam flashing away all the moisture in your body. But mostly the amperage, Posted by: freaked Maybe you could see their skeletons like in the cartoons

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 02:23 AM (8ikIW)

121 Just saw that judge upheld involuntary servitude lawsuit, the one forcing bakers to make cake or face $135k fine.

I guess the bakers didn't want to go the servitude route, they went with 'art'. Maybe  their attorny thought they had better odds with 'art' but 'servitude' would have been better optics.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 31, 2017 02:25 AM (Eu5eZ)

122 121  I guess the bakers didn't want to go the servitude route, they went with 'art'. Maybe their attorny thought they had better odds with 'art' but 'servitude' would have been better optics.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 31, 2017 07:25 AM (Eu5eZ)


As soon as that BS agency filed suit against them they should have closed the bakery, filed ownership in someone else's name, and moved out of State where the BS agency has no authority and civil suits do not travel across State lines.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 02:29 AM (mpXpK)

123 Local ex-mayor wanted to turn an old apartment building into a shelter for the homeless this Winter but they couldn't because someone stole a bunch of the wiring.

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 02:32 AM (UdKB7)

124 I guess in the book, Martin Landau's character had a much closer relationship with James Mason's character than in the movie.  But at that time, you couldn't portray a homosexual relationship on the screen.  I liked the end where Gary Grant and Eva Marie Saint are on a train and it enters a tunnel...symbolism, probably most viewers never caught the meaning of that.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 02:33 AM (rgpGL)

125 Good morning! Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 31, 2017 02:34 AM (hyuyC)

126 i wonder if the men who broke into the electrical substation in Detroit probably had a closed casket funeral. The were now blacker that black, according to the article. Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 07:07 AM (rgpGL) ======== Why the need for a casket. Just crumble them both directly into the urn.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 02:35 AM (/qEW2)

127 CA police have arrested the asshole who called the Kansas police in that swatting case we reported yesterday. They do not say what he will be charged with.

Talk about a loser of the genetic lottery.

Having Gollum and Olive Oyl as parents leads to nowhere good.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 31, 2017 02:35 AM (oVJmc)

128 Lately, I have been going to nationalreview.com and asking "What is The Buckley Rule?"


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 02:35 AM (7JbXq)

129 123 Local ex-mayor wanted to turn an old apartment building into a shelter for the homeless this Winter but they couldn't because someone stole a bunch of the wiring.

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 07:32 AM (UdKB7)


Steeling wiring became a big problem when copper prices went through the roof.  Home builders for a while here had to hire night guards after the wiring was installed. Imagine the cost of that 00 meter box cable alone. 



A lot are also switching to aluminum which I would never buy.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 02:36 AM (mpXpK)

130 Quit printing all these posts and comments in double it's inerr fear ing with my im,,,hic bibing..just pics of 4 chested boobies pleash.

Posted by: saf at December 31, 2017 02:39 AM (cS/ge)

131 Vic,

Drive to Myrtle Beach.  Liquor stores are open on Sundays there.


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 02:41 AM (7JbXq)

132 When we bought this place we're living in now, we had to have the wiring replaced because idiots stole the main line, and we had to replace the A/C compressor because the set lines were gone. It was a rehab sale anyway, but still. A house, garage and 5 acres for about 50K was a deal.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 31, 2017 02:41 AM (iiixZ)

133 My brother about l0 years ago had a camp deep in the woods in upstate NY.  It was really a group of hunters camp.  He went their to stay and get ready for hunting season and all the wiring was gone from the camp...

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 02:42 AM (rgpGL)

134

 

 

*hic*

 

 

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 31, 2017 02:44 AM (wIm2C)

135 I believe Ms. Clinton (hic) has established the overall mood for the day. (hic) Bloody Mary's in 3, 2, ...

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 31, 2017 02:46 AM (iiixZ)

136 I've never heard what Hillary's favorite drink is..Anyone know?  I got a bottle of whisky for Christmas and looking for a place to send it.  Would she like it.?

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 02:48 AM (rgpGL)

137 Lately, I have been going to nationalreview.com and asking "What is The Buckley Rule?" Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 07:35 AM (7JbXq) "Cancel your own damned subscription!"?

Posted by: BignJames at December 31, 2017 02:48 AM (0+nbW)

138 I've never heard what Hillary's favorite drink is..Anyone know? The next one.

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 02:49 AM (8ikIW)

139 Colin, That movie was when we had Intel Agencies that protected Americans. And the train and tunnel symbology was quite unsubtle. ISTR a tall smokestack collapse run in reverse. Gary Grant and Eva Marie Saint for the win.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 31, 2017 02:49 AM (hyuyC)

140 131 Vic,

Drive to Myrtle Beach. Liquor stores are open on Sundays there.


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 07:41 AM (7JbXq)


Not so.  You can buy beer in Myrtle beach on Sunday but the Sunday liquor ban is under a separate law and it applies Statewide.  if there is one open they are 'bootlegging' and subject to having their license revoked and paying a huge fine.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 02:49 AM (mpXpK)

141 134 Hillary Clinton Ah, the really scary one has arrived. A great Old One from the outer cosmos. Everyone make a saving throw for sanity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 31, 2017 02:50 AM (hyuyC)

142 "Cancel your own damned subscription!"?

Funny!  I did that myself.


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 02:51 AM (7JbXq)

143 124 I liked the end where Gary Grant and Eva Marie Saint are on a train and it enters a tunnel...symbolism, probably most viewers never caught the meaning of that. Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 07:33 AM (rgpGL) "Hot dogs chasing donuts through the Lincoln Tunnel. Hey baba-rebop!" - - Robert Klein, "Child of the 50s" 1972

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:52 AM (mbhDw)

144 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 31, 2017 02:53 AM (KCxzN)

145 Can't buy any booze anywhere in this Baptist controlled State on Sunday. Vic - didn't you have a secret stash to keep from your thirsty neighbor ?

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2017 02:53 AM (pTvMZ)

146 I guess I don't get why there is a problem that some Australian was told that Russia had SHillarys emails by a Papadopolous.

Why would it be remarkable that the Russians had accessed her insecure server?  I would be amazed if they DIDN'T have them.  And it's not the Russians fault.

As far as the DNC server, when you've got Pakistani criminals running your IT department, is it really the Russians that are your problem?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 31, 2017 02:53 AM (oVJmc)

147 Yes!!! K-State is tied with OU for first place in Big 12 men's hoops!!! What's that you say? We have to play OU twice? And KU twice? Same with TCU,,, and Baylor? Yes!! K-State beat UCLA in the Cactus Bowl!!

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 02:54 AM (BN/jk)

148 Vic,
 I beg to differ.

I was surprised to see it.  The statewide ban has a loophole, for the tourists.

When the Transient Occupancy Tax exceeds a certain amount, boom, the ban goes away.  It's not just for beer and wine either.  Check it out.  Richland and Lexington counties are also exempt.


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 02:55 AM (7JbXq)

149 My niece went out on a Sunday and returned with the hard stuff.

Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 02:56 AM (7JbXq)

150 134 Hillary Clinton

Ah, the really scary one has arrived. A great Old One from the outer cosmos.

Everyone make a saving throw for sanity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 31, 2017 07:50 AM (hyuyC)


Old Indian chief from Elizabeth Warren's tribe?  Cherokee.....

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 02:56 AM (rgpGL)

151 I liked the end where Gary Grant and Eva Marie Saint are on a train and it enters a tunnel...symbolism, probably most viewers never caught the meaning of that.
Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 07:33 AM (rgpGL)


We were watching 'My Favorite Year' last night and I ran it back to enjoy the visual double-entendre after Swann makes a joke about his wang and they cut to a shot of a hotdog vendor putting mustard on two footlongs.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 31, 2017 02:56 AM (oVJmc)

152 Vic We Have No Party Thanks for those links. Much appreciated. What we need is a Vic run, where some Moron drives to Vic's house with a number of bottles of brown. Is Burt Reynolds still around?

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 31, 2017 02:56 AM (hyuyC)

153 I loves me some vodka martinis, peasants! <<>>

Posted by: Hillary! at December 31, 2017 02:56 AM (fqUgw)

154 135 I believe Ms. Clinton (hic) has established the overall mood for the day. (hic) Bloody Mary's in 3, 2, ... Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 31, 2017 07:46 AM (iiixZ) "Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove. Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove. Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove. Now ain't that too damn bad! Bloody Mary's chewin' betel nuts. She is always chewin' betel nuts. Bloody Mary's chewin' betel nuts. And she don't use Pepsodent!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:57 AM (mbhDw)

155 149 My niece went out on a Sunday and returned with the hard stuff. Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 07:56 AM (7JbXq) There might be a comment referencing Harvey, but, meh. I don't have the energy this morning.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 02:59 AM (mbhDw)

156 New Years Eve is amateur night. The pros stay home...

Posted by: Dave Head at December 31, 2017 02:59 AM (fty4q)

157 Bloody Mary's chewin' betel nuts. And she don't use Pepsodent!" Posted by: J.J. Sefton Bloody Hilly's chewin' betel nuts. And she'll never be President!"

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 02:59 AM (8ikIW)

158 136 I've never heard what Hillary's favorite drink is..Anyone know? I got a bottle of whisky for Christmas and looking for a place to send it. Would she like it.? Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 07:48 AM (rgpGL) _____________________ She says she likes vodka martinis, shaken "the James Bond way." http://www.tvguide.com/news/hillary-clinton-today-show-town-hall/

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 31, 2017 03:00 AM (fqUgw)

159 "Cancel your own damned subscription!" ? That's the one I remember.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 31, 2017 03:00 AM (oVWx5)

160 157 Bloody Hilly's chewin' betel nuts. And she'll never be President!" Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2017 07:59 AM (8ikIW) Well played, sir.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 03:00 AM (mbhDw)

161 teej The second half of the Bowl showed Coach Snyder's genus, and how the team had no quit. I can't get excited about college basketball. Even the KSU team is meh to me. They are one bad season away from getting the coach fired.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 31, 2017 03:00 AM (hyuyC)

162 145  Vic - didn't you have a secret stash to keep from your thirsty neighbor ?

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2017 07:53 AM (pTvMZ)


I did but I used it up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:00 AM (mpXpK)

163 Morning, all!

This seems like it belongs here: Ben Franklin made up 200 terms for being wasted     Here's to gettin' "bridgey" tonight!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7xbvwxm


Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at December 31, 2017 03:01 AM (W+vEI)

164 It would seem to me that most of the morons-unlike Cary Grant in "North by Northwest" don't have to forced to drink anything. They do it voluntarily. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2017 03:01 AM (8+Ozj)

165 Bloody Hil'ry's chewing, Huma's muff, And she'll never be Pres-uh-dent! Now aint' that too damn bad! (with the assist)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 03:01 AM (mbhDw)

166 148 Vic,
I beg to differ.

I was surprised to see it. The statewide ban has a loophole, for the tourists.

When the Transient Occupancy Tax exceeds a certain amount, boom, the ban goes away. It's not just for beer and wine either. Check it out. Richland and Lexington counties are also exempt.


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 07:55 AM (7JbXq)



That only applies to sale of liquor by the drink in restaurants in counties that hold a referendum to approve it.  Package stores are prohibited from opening between 7 pm Saturday and 9 am Monday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:03 AM (mpXpK)

167 The Buckley Rule is "vote more the most conservative viable"

In their "neverTrumpism", they have violated the old man's rule.


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 03:03 AM (7JbXq)

168 FenelonSpoke Next MoMeet we can all wear lampshades on our heads and do a conga line.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 31, 2017 03:03 AM (hyuyC)

169 I'd never heard of MOVE before. Very strange. A back to nature group that decided to live in Philadelphia. You'd think they'd move out to the country. Must be hard to get back to nature in the city.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 03:03 AM (/qEW2)

170 I keep a half-pint in among the first aid supplies for exactly that reason. Well, as a first aid stimulant, too, just in case .

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 31, 2017 03:03 AM (oVWx5)

171 Vic,

Things changed under Nikki Haley.


Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 03:04 AM (7JbXq)

172 I did but I used it up. Is your neighbor still on the wagon ?

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2017 03:04 AM (pTvMZ)

173 149 My niece went out on a Sunday and returned with the hard stuff.

Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 07:56 AM (7JbXq)


I did that once myself, but had to go out to a bootlegger with my next door neighbor who knew him.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:04 AM (mpXpK)

174 ABC news running with the Pop-oh-dop-oh-lis story, Russia Collusion is back on!

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 03:06 AM (aC6Sd)

175 Nice picture of Niagara Falls freezing. Slowly I turned...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2017 03:06 AM (SiINZ)

176 127  Is your neighbor still on the wagon ?

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2017 08:04 AM (pTvMZ)


Yep, that's why I felt like I could use it up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:06 AM (mpXpK)

177 169 Go with what you know, and moving to Chester County wouldn't have given them any press

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2017 03:07 AM (aC6Sd)

178 Morning, I have an old demo bag with about 100 various miniatures, for emergencies.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at December 31, 2017 03:07 AM (xInes)

179 In that T.V. Guide article from 2015 (where Hills is asked what her favorite drink is), she says she's so looking forward to debating that dummy Donald Trump. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Never gets old! Grandma Hilly truly believed she was gonna wipe the floor with old Double-Scoop Donnie, 'cuz she went to Yale Law School and is clearly smarter and better than the rest of us dummies. So much fun to look back at Hillary's smug certainty that she would easily best the uncouth orange pretender to her throne!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 31, 2017 03:08 AM (fqUgw)

180 And as the media jabbers about their made-up bs, PDT is tweeting: "Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 31, 2017 03:09 AM (oVWx5)

181 I could find out which counties in GA allow Sunday sales (after 1230) and drive 200 miles or more.  NC is closer but their liquor store laws are the same as ours.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:11 AM (mpXpK)

182

The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are each worth more than $300 million right now, and there's still time to buy tickets before 2017 comes to a close.

As of Saturday evening, the Powerball drawing is up to $384 million, while Mega Millions is at $343 million.


Just a dollar or two and a dream, dream, dream, dream.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 03:11 AM (rgpGL)

183 I enjoy college hoops NaCly. And getting a win at Hilton for the first time in years was sweet. Of course, they're not gonna shoot threes like that every game. They've already shown that. And college hoops (A) gets me through Feb when there is absolutely nothing else besides work in my life and (B) takes me through to catchers and pitchers reporting. Next year, who knows? The football team returns almost everyone. I do hope that includes Coach.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 03:12 AM (BN/jk)

184 Hell, go to Charleston, it is becoming THE vacation spot for the US. I dunno Vic. My in-laws sold their house and moved away from Charleston because of all of the Northerners moving in. At least that's what they told me.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 03:13 AM (urlgO)

185 Later folks.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2017 03:16 AM (BN/jk)

186 Good morning on this last day of 2017.  I hope this year was good to you, and that 2018 will be a year of joy and peace.  Also, may you strike it rich. 

Posted by: grammie winger - "The old has passed away. Behold - all things are becoming new" at December 31, 2017 03:16 AM (lwiT4)

187 G'day from Way Down Here and it's 2018 in Sydney - feels just like 15 minutes ago... Nice fireworks from the city - we went into town once to see the fireworks - it was great but we were on the northside and it took 3 bloody hours to get from our vantage point to my ex hubby's apartment 3kms away! Happy New Year to everyone..

Posted by: Aussie at December 31, 2017 03:16 AM (hMsb6)

188 Kick'em in the nuts again Donald. Every chance you get. Today a tunnel in NJ and NY, tomorrow something even more painful, please.

Posted by: goon at December 31, 2017 03:16 AM (EaQ6/)

189 Nice picture of Niagara Falls freezing.




Slowly I turned...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2017 08:06 AM (SiINZ)


I believe it happens every year, but later than this.  I was there about 10 years ago and it very quiet.  The more frozen it is, the less sound of the water.  Of course I had to visit the casinos on both sides, Canada and the Indian one in Niagara Falls.  Had a good time for New Years Eve.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 03:17 AM (rgpGL)

190 As to drinking and carousing , I am of the Toots Shor School : this is the one day of the year to abstain as it is Amateur Night in the Drinking Game

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at December 31, 2017 03:17 AM (YrDFq)

191 184  I dunno Vic. My in-laws sold their house and moved away from Charleston because of all of the Northerners moving in. At least that's what they told me.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 08:13 AM (urlgO)


You have to go to one of the outlying subdivisions or bedroom communities.  You don't want to live in Charleston itself.  Like all large cities it is a Democrat run hell.  I am told that Summerville is nice but I am also told that housing prices there are through the roof.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:18 AM (mpXpK)

192 My MIL had the wiring stolen from her house while it was under construction. Cops couldn't care less. So I'm wondering if Cinderfella and Lightfoot were aspiring rappers or child dreamers. Either way they have made the world a better place.

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 03:18 AM (UdKB7)

193 Don't get me wrong I still love Charleston but apparently it was getting to be a real PITA to get around. I did notice that last year when we stopped in for a couple of days on the way back from Florida that there was noticeably heavier traffic. Coming in from 17 South was very slow with the lights and just the amount of cars.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 03:19 AM (urlgO)

194 >>>>Grandma Hilly truly believed she was gonna wipe the floor with old Double-Scoop Donnie, 'cuz she went to Yale Law School and is clearly smarter and better than the rest of us dummies.

So much fun to look back at Hillary's smug certainty that she would easily best the uncouth orange pretender to her throne!
.
.
.It wasn't just her, it was the entire left and the msm.  They all wanted Trump to win the primary because they knew with absolute 100% certainty that she would crush him in the General. 

It must suck knowing that you lost a completely winnable election because you were a horrible candidate. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 31, 2017 03:19 AM (+Dllb)

195 BTW Philly should be rather interesting as they have elected a Soros Stooge as DA whose goal is to decriminalize crime : West Baltimore on the Schuykill.

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at December 31, 2017 03:19 AM (YrDFq)

196 193 Don't get me wrong I still love Charleston but apparently it was getting to be a real PITA to get around. I did notice that last year when we stopped in for a couple of days on the way back from Florida that there was noticeably heavier traffic. Coming in from 17 South was very slow with the lights and just the amount of cars.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 08:19 AM (urlgO)


Should take I-95 and exit at I-20.  Highway 17 is packed every time I have had to use it either in GA, SC, or NC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:21 AM (mpXpK)

197 It takes special kind of stupid to open the door of a substation and start yanking out wires.

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 03:21 AM (UdKB7)

198 >>The average citizen laps up the fake news like a dog laps up its vomit. ...There are only four things certain, since Social Progress began, That the Dog returns to its Vomit, and the Sow returns to her Mire, And the Burnt Fool's bandaged Finger goes wabbling back to the Fire, And that, as surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return! (Kipling seems like the kind of poet Trump would like...)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at December 31, 2017 03:22 AM (JPRju)

199 For all of ypu complaining about temps between 20 and 30.....it is now a balmy 4 in the metro St. Louis area. 4. I'm sure its Trump's fault

Posted by: Mallamutt at December 31, 2017 03:22 AM (/HC6x)

200 "Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove. Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove. Her skin is tender as Dimaggio's glove. Now ain't that too damn bad! Bloody Mary's chewin' betel nuts. She is always chewin' betel nuts. Bloody Mary's chewin' betel nuts. And she don't use Pepsodent!" Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 07:57 AM (mbhDw) Is that referring to Marilyn?

Posted by: George LeS at December 31, 2017 03:22 AM (+TcCF)

201 197 It takes special kind of stupid to open the door of a substation and start yanking out wires.

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 08:21 AM (UdKB7)


You can't yank out many.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:22 AM (mpXpK)

202 According to the police, the electricity caused their bodies to be fused together, and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

Birds of a feather...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 31, 2017 03:23 AM (oVJmc)

203 The drunk scene from North by Northwest, one of Hitchcock best!  VERY racy for it's day and Eva Marie Saint was NO Saint and HOT.

Posted by: George at December 31, 2017 03:23 AM (G3J8V)

204 Maybe they were furry squirrel otherkin out looking for a thrill.

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 03:23 AM (UdKB7)

205 It's minus one degree out there and I havn't driven my car in a week. What are the odds it will start this morning?  I might not be able to make it to church. We'll see.

Posted by: grammie winger - at December 31, 2017 03:23 AM (lwiT4)

206 I still can't believe Philly has the soda tax.  Chicago voided theirs soon after it started.  Hell, in Philly if you got a car, drive a few miles and avoid the tax, and but all your groceries.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 03:24 AM (rgpGL)

207 "You can't yank out many. Posted by: Vic LOL !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at December 31, 2017 03:25 AM (oVWx5)

208 Aussie May you and yours have blessings in abundance in the New Year.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at December 31, 2017 03:25 AM (hyuyC)

209 Who hid my bottle of Vitalis....... More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 31, 2017 03:25 AM (EoRCO)

210 Well, those single digit temps put the 48 here in perspective. Don't get me wrong, though, I'm still going to bitch about it and the low of 24 predicted over the next couple days. :-(

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at December 31, 2017 03:25 AM (JPRju)

211 I liked the end where Gary Grant and Eva Marie Saint are on a train and it enters a tunnel...symbolism, probably most viewers never caught the meaning of that. Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 07:33 AM (rgpGL) I think most caught it. Hitchcock loved to play with this. Remember the Grace Kelly - necklace - fireworks scene, also with Grant, in To Catch a Thief? Hitchcock had a very good sense, throughout his career, of what he could get away with. Someone (Lewis?) said that a very mild censorship can help the artist, by forcing him to be clever in how he handles sex. When I watch, say, Groucho, and compare with today's crap, I have to agree.

Posted by: George LeS at December 31, 2017 03:26 AM (+TcCF)

212 I'm still going to bitch about it and the low of 24 predicted over the next couple days. :-(

That's higher than our predicted high for the next week.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 31, 2017 03:27 AM (oVJmc)

213 The odds of grammie winger's car starting are slightly netter than Hillary getting elected President.

Posted by: Mallamutt at December 31, 2017 03:27 AM (/HC6x)

214 Should take I-95 and exit at I-20. Highway 17 is packed every time I have had to use it either in GA, SC, or NC. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 08:21 AM (mpXpK Well we don't have to worry about that anymore. They found a farmette outside of Chase City VA that doesn't have your neighbors all up in your business.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 03:27 AM (urlgO)

215 Letting cruise ships dock at Charleston was a stupid move.  It will soon turn into Key West.   My niece lives downtown, the tourist are wearing them out.

Posted by: George at December 31, 2017 03:27 AM (G3J8V)

216 The unhinged left just keeps getting further unhinged: Report: White House intern appears to flash 'white power' hand gesture in photo with Trump Jack Breuer told The Daily Caller Friday that he "strongly rejects" white supremacist groups and noted that he is Jewish. "In some of our intern pictures, I emulated the OK sign the President sometimes makes. That was foolish. I should have listened more closely to the Commander-in-Chief and given the thumbs up," Breuer said in his statement. Giving the okay sign is now Hitler. Even by a Jooo

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2017 03:27 AM (SiINZ)

217 My wife got me one of these for Christmas and I have been playing the shit out of it with a thumb drive plugged in.  It is especially good here on Sunday when there is nothing on the FM radio but church stuff until 3 pm.


http://tinyurl.com/y8mjt82f

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:28 AM (mpXpK)

218 books up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:30 AM (mpXpK)

219 The "ok" sign is a white power gesture? What do black people do when they are scuba diving?

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 03:30 AM (UdKB7)

220 >>ABC news running with the Pop-oh-dop-oh-lis story, Russia Collusion is back on!


Desperate to counter Jim Jordan's declaration that the Fusion GPS dossier was used to get FISA warrant. Don;t think it's gonna work, not with all the stuff that's been happening below the radar (e.g., Ohr, Strzok demoted, McCabe 'retiring').

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at December 31, 2017 03:31 AM (W+vEI)

221 200 Is that referring to Marilyn? Posted by: George LeS at December 31, 2017 08:22 AM Heh. But, no.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 03:31 AM (mbhDw)

222 219 The "ok" sign is a white power gesture? What do black people do when they are scuba diving? Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 08:30 AM (UdKB7) You'll have to ask Dennis Hasbert about that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 03:32 AM (mbhDw)

223 And I do mean Hasbert, not Hastert.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 31, 2017 03:32 AM (mbhDw)

224 Guesses on what kind of car Grammie Winger drives ? I'll go with a Grand Marquis.

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 03:32 AM (urlgO)

225 Giving the okay sign is now Hitler.

http://tinyurl.com/y79qqolm

http://tinyurl.com/yb7wh8bh

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 31, 2017 03:32 AM (oVJmc)

226 The odds of grammie winger's car starting are slightly netter than Hillary getting elected President.

Posted by: Mallamutt at December 31, 2017 08:27 AM (/HC6x)


What about the polls, they say the car won't start!

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 03:33 AM (rgpGL)

227 Well, I cannot find any links to support my assertion about liquor sales on Sunday.




Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 03:33 AM (7JbXq)

228 208 NaCly Dog Thanks and my very best wishes to you and your family - we had a nice NYE - daughter gave us gold class movie tickets so we had drinks in the lounge first and then sat in our lovely reclining chairs, watching the movie while sipping wine and feasting on prawns, calamari ,wings, bruschetta and beef skewers - yum Closest we get to partying - Mr Aussie was in bed by 100pm!

Posted by: Aussie at December 31, 2017 03:34 AM (hMsb6)

229 We were watching 'My Favorite Year' last night and I ran it back to enjoy the visual double-entendre after Swann makes a joke about his wang and they cut to a shot of a hotdog vendor putting mustard on two footlongs. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 31, 2017 07:56 AM (oVJmc) --- I haven't seen that movie in ages! I loved Swann's drunk suit (they hang him on a hook and pull off his breakaway suit for ease of disrobing). "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 31, 2017 03:35 AM (qJtVm)

230 Was at CVS and the lady clerk was saying her 1995 Ford always started every morning in this cold weather.  I wished her good luck.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 03:35 AM (rgpGL)

231 17 degrees here, but it's a dry cold !

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 03:36 AM (urlgO)

232 Hasbert? The Allstate guy?

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 03:37 AM (UdKB7)

233 An interesting fact about North by Northwest.  Jessie Royce Landis who played the mother was actually younger that Cary Grant.

Posted by: Colin at December 31, 2017 03:38 AM (rgpGL)

234 30 28 Can't buy any booze anywhere in this Baptist controlled State on Sunday.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

Not true, head to Charleston or Myrtle Beach you can drink all day.  Maybe Columbia has a "resort" exemption?  Or head North to Charlotte, bars open at 10:00 AM now.  Come on up, I'll buy you a drink or ten.

Posted by: George at December 31, 2017 03:38 AM (G3J8V)

235 227 Well, I cannot find any links to support my assertion about liquor sales on Sunday.




Posted by: JAS at December 31, 2017 08:33 AM (7JbXq)


Did you check section 6 of the SC code of laws?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:39 AM (mpXpK)

236 Morning horde and happy New Year to all!
The last day of winning for 2017 still feels pretty damned good but still looking forward to the clean slate of 2018! Hoping that we just keep winning!

Have a good day all!

misguided sailorguy

Posted by: Misguided Sailorguy at December 31, 2017 03:40 AM (Q5R7z)

237 Early book thread.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 31, 2017 03:41 AM (qJtVm)

238 169 I'd never heard of MOVE before. Very strange. A back to nature group that decided to live in Philadelphia. You'd think they'd move out to the country. Must be hard to get back to nature in the city. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 31, 2017 08:03 AM (/qEW2) === They were a lot more than that, although trying to understand their "philosophy" was difficult because it also included an incoherent amalgam of Maoism, racism, and nihilism. They held entire neighborhoods hostage.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 31, 2017 03:42 AM (EZebt)

239 209 Who hid my bottle of Vitalis.......

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 31, 2017 08:25 AM (EoRCO)

You better find it, they stopped making it several years ago, my supply is getting low.

Posted by: George at December 31, 2017 03:42 AM (G3J8V)

240 Vitalis. Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Vitalis-Hair-Tonic-Men-Ounce/dp/B0019GE8ZC

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 03:47 AM (EyPfd)

241 Sigh... Here we go... Call 1 .... Call Seafood place, 7 lbs of shrimp pick up at 5 Call 2 .... Jumbo not regular Call 3 ... Extra cocktail sauce and how much is it ? Guess the family member... Old people sheesh.... ///

Posted by: jsg at December 31, 2017 03:50 AM (urlgO)

242 Remember back when we announced the arrival of the NOOD?? Good times...good times

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 03:57 AM (EyPfd)

243 Speaking of Charleston Shorpy has a pic up today of Battery Street circa 1900.  I have been there recently and this street has hardly changed at all.  The house exteriors are the same but the interiors have been updated to modern standards.  If you want to buy one in those rare times that one comes up for sale it will run between 4 and 10 million dollars. These houses are mostly owned by corporations now.


http://tinyurl.com/ycuvtgyg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 03:57 AM (mpXpK)

244 Radio Radio has incredible lyrics

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 31, 2017 04:03 AM (PUmDY)

245 It is still below freezing out and the wind has started blowing like mad.  I am glad not working outside today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 31, 2017 04:11 AM (mpXpK)

246 Local ex-mayor wanted to turn an old apartment building into a shelter for the homeless this Winter but they couldn't because someone stole a bunch of the wiring. Posted by: freaked ________ Awesome. /s Seriously: No good deed, etc.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 31, 2017 04:18 AM (y+SdL)

247 The FBI estimates that roughly 400 cases of swatting occur annually, with some using caller ID spoofing to disguise their number. I am baffled as to why the capacity to spoof your number is even built into the system. Display or not should be the only options. I get calls that come from my own phone number.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 31, 2017 04:20 AM (WbIyz)

248 'Awesome. /s Seriously: No good deed, etc' I laughed and laughed. Ex-mayor is a typically liberal dumbass.

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 04:22 AM (UdKB7)

249 'A man has been arrested on multiple charges after police located a small arsenal of guns on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency on Louisiana Street downtown, Houston police said. '

Posted by: freaked at December 31, 2017 04:29 AM (UdKB7)

250 I hate to say it, but Vic gets an F in Prepping.

Posted by: rickl at December 31, 2017 05:18 AM (sdi6R)

251 Denver Multiple Deputies down http://www.wbaltv.com/article/denver-police-shooting/14523569

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] at December 31, 2017 05:21 AM (EyPfd)

252 Very early Bowie... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2u-NCzJsO4&app=desktop

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 31, 2017 05:21 AM (PUmDY)

253 prayers for Denver

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 31, 2017 05:24 AM (hMwEB)

254 NxNW

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 31, 2017 06:19 AM (e1mEI)

255 CA police have arrested the asshole who called the Kansas police in that swatting case we reported yesterday. They do not say what he will be charged with.

If it is a felony charge then he is really toast because of the felony murder statutes. Death resulting from the commission of a felony etc.

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at December 31, 2017 06:26 AM (tnJyX)

256 I took the holiday break to re-read "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson. It was a tough read the first time through, as Stephenson had reached the point in his writing career when he seemed to find it necessary to invent a new language. Also, coming after "Snow Crash" and "Diamond Age", the monkishness of the story threw me off initially. However, I always found the ideas in the book fascinating, and the re-read was very enjoyable. This world is split between secular powers and academics, with the academic world sub-divided into groups that only interact with the outside world for 10 days every 1, 10, 100, or 1000 years. This long attention span vs the instantaneous gratification of the secular world is interesting (and also the subject of Vernor Vinges work on Focus in "A Deepness in the Sky") and really says a lot about our current situation. You have people who can turn their focused attention to an important task for weeks, months, years vs. scatter-brained twits who cant look up from their phone long enough to miss getting hit by a truck. Yet the desire for that immediate news feed, the gratification of a retweet is always there, a siren song of the digital age. Anyway, a great book if you have the time and remember - Twitter makes you stupid. (You can find me on Twitter @motionview).

Posted by: motionview at December 31, 2017 07:15 AM (pYQR/)

257 Motionview, great book, wrong thread.

Posted by: Max Power at December 31, 2017 07:17 AM (QCc6B)

258 The MOVE bombing happened in W. Philly - Powelton Village. I remember seeing the plume of smoke from my window. At first I assumed it was a refinery incident.

Posted by: kallisto at December 31, 2017 08:38 AM (MLfDH)

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