May 31, 2015

EMT 5/31/15 [krakatoa]
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1 Sun not up but here I am editing and rewriting.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 31, 2015 01:03 AM (ojr4A)

2 gosh - are you east coast? late night here in the west

Posted by: Vertov at May 31, 2015 01:04 AM (rRr9n)

3 Still night in Texas.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2015 01:06 AM (HalrA)

4 DAY 936 527 to go (600 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, 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 May 31, 2015 01:07 AM (St6BJ)

5 On my second glass of wine.  Broken knee cap is not fun.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 01:07 AM (0FSuD)

6 well - good evening/morning to all

Posted by: Vertov at May 31, 2015 01:08 AM (rRr9n)

7 Good morning, fellow rape-shifters. No time for love, Dr. Jones. Got to work on a paid project due later today. Will check in de temps en temps.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 31, 2015 01:08 AM (St6BJ)

8 JJ you don't look THAT old!


ha ha

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 01:08 AM (0FSuD)

9 8 JJ you don't look THAT old! ha ha Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 06:08 AM (0FSuD) Colonoscopy pix don't lie! Hay chihuahua!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 31, 2015 01:09 AM (St6BJ)

10 Think I'll have another glass of wine and go back to sleep.


It's a plan.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 01:11 AM (0FSuD)

11 Seriously, best luck with a broken knee cap. Busted my hip last year, and that sucks

Posted by: Vertov at May 31, 2015 01:12 AM (rRr9n)

12 Having fun with idjits on twitter with #MarriageEqualityAus hashtag...

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at May 31, 2015 01:14 AM (7YlUk)

13 I did knee thirty years ago.  The older I get the worse it gets. 


Beats dead I guess.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 01:14 AM (0FSuD)

14 Ah! Lovely Sunday! The Book Thread in a few hours, attending a swap meet later with a chance to pick up inexpensive reloading supplies, making a big salad from our garden for supper. Ignoring most of the news and reading books in air conditioned splendor. Good morning, y'all.

Posted by: JTB at May 31, 2015 01:17 AM (FvdPb)

15 So... about marriage... Same-Sex Marriage Isn't http://bit.ly/1S6PYrM What Will Be What Marriage Once Was? http://bit.ly/1S6PZfr The Sundering of Marriage http://bit.ly/1S6Q3vG

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at May 31, 2015 01:17 AM (7YlUk)

16 So, I got my Amazon Echo.  At first I thought stupid, but it is growing on me.


You can call up music.  BUT no Beatles.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 01:17 AM (0FSuD)

17 why no Beatles?

Posted by: Vertov at May 31, 2015 01:23 AM (rRr9n)

18 why no Beatles? Posted by: Vertov at May 31, 2015 06:23 AM (rRr9n) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mPJ-xszSWI

Posted by: Yoko Ono at May 31, 2015 01:27 AM (7YlUk)

19 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 01:38 AM (/tNwW)

20 Mask of the Dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcPLcjnS2iM

Posted by: The Botswanan Hat at May 31, 2015 01:39 AM (7YlUk)

21 Continuing from the ONT: Which BSD or Linux flavor should I try out? Have a computer for which I need a new HD. Any suggestions?

Posted by: The Computational Hat at May 31, 2015 01:40 AM (7YlUk)

22 Continuing from the ONT: Which BSD or Linux flavor should I try out? Have a computer for which I need a new HD. Any suggestions?

Posted by: The Computational Hat at May 31, 2015 01:40 AM (7YlUk)

23 Seems Assad in Syria might actually be falling. There are reports in the Israeli Newspapers that the Russians are pulling out along with the Iranians and Hezbollah. I hope he has a jet fueled and ready to go

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 01:44 AM (/tNwW)

24 Watched the latest "Star Trek" flick, "Into Darkness", last night. What a foetid mass of crap that was. J. J. Abrams sucks green donkey balls. Later on, the missus and I stepped outside around 10:45 in order to see the ISS passing overhead. Real clear night and pretty cool to see. She has an app that tells when it's visible, how high in the sky it is and the direction it'll travel. It's supposed to be more or less overhead tonight around 10 PM EDT. For those who bother to look, Venus and Jupiter are prominently visible in the evening sky right now. Time to go weed the garden...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) [/i][/u][/s] at May 31, 2015 01:45 AM (VLTL9)

25 G'mornin all. Hat, many of the popular Linux packages have a "live" version that runs in ramdisk from a CD or thumb drive (that is to say without any permanent installation happening) so you can try a few different ones out before making the big commitment.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 31, 2015 01:52 AM (Z8DIA)

26 Hat, many of the popular Linux packages have a "live" version that runs in ramdisk from a CD or thumb drive (that is to say without any permanent installation happening) so you can try a few different ones out before making the big commitment. Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 31, 2015 06:52 AM (Z8DIA) Any advice as to what might be most worth checking out?

Posted by: The Multi-OS Hat at May 31, 2015 01:53 AM (7YlUk)

27 Nevergiveup- That's not good news. Won't that put IS on the Israeli's doorstep in the Golan?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2015 01:59 AM (ZVVrV)

28 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 31, 2015 01:59 AM (KCxzN)

29 Nevergiveup- That's not good news. Won't that put IS on the Israeli's doorstep in the Golan? Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2015 06:59 AM (ZVVrV) There is no good news in the Middle East. Fredo guaranteed that when he essentially withdrew America from the Middle East.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:01 AM (/tNwW)

30 If its doing desktop work, my understanding is that Linux mint is the way to go. If its sitting in a closet, I usually go with ubuntu. This kind of stuff is my day job.

Posted by: Captslaq at May 31, 2015 02:01 AM (4PlZR)

31
President Obama has released a Presidential Proclamation for June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.  I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

http://tinyurl.com/oafjwtt




That "whrrrrrrrr" sound you hear is the Founding Fathers spinning in their graves....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2015 02:07 AM (kdS6q)

32 Hat there's hundreds now probably so best to try them by "family" ie, Debian, Red Hat etc and count derivatives as similar. my opinion: Linux Mint, then OpenSuse then Ubuntu. The different distributions, under the hood, come down to how they handle software packages, updates etc, then how they play with commercial sources. if you're not familiar, avoid Slackware. it doesn't follow the same conventions as the Linux Consortium puts out. conversely, if you're ever in trouble find a Slackware user - they know Linux better than anyone.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 02:08 AM (Cq0oW)

33 That "whrrrrrrrr" sound you hear is the Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.... Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2015 07:07 AM (kdS6q) Makes me want to puke. Every Month should be Military Appreciation Month, but Fredo and our "Friends" in the Senate want to gut the Military Commissary System?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:09 AM (/tNwW)

34 Lingering taste of last night's tequila is not banished by coffee or Tums. I'm not interested in the chores I have lined out for today.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 31, 2015 02:17 AM (0tX/T)

35 Ben Had, I wouldn't worry about Israel. I read the back of the book. Also isis trying to take on Israel would be like me at my age taking on Bruce Lee in his prime,,, and I might have lasted 5 seconds in my prime,,, a long time ago.

Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 02:17 AM (qyZxC)

36 There are no "new" Hillarys. There are, on occasion, new strategies to dupe people into thinking there is a new Hillary. But these Potemkin do-overs are usually as pale, thin, and see-through as the skin of an agoraphobic Goth computer programmer. The simple fact is: This is her. There is no other her. There is no other Bill, either, by the way. They are Clintons and they are eternal, Aesopian, unchanging. The tackiness and the lying, the parsing and corner-cutting, the entitlement and fakery: This is what they do. Scandals swirl around the Clintons like the cloud of dirt surrounding Pigpen not because the Clintons are the victims of their enemies, but because the Clintons are their own worst enemies. They do this to themselves. They create these problems. They are the authors of their own torment because this is who they are.

Posted by: Jim Morrison at May 31, 2015 02:17 AM (e8kgV)

37 WASHINGTON -- Over the last few months, Harold M. Ickes, a longtime ally of Hillary Rodham Clinton, has helped organize private meetings around the country with union leaders, Clinton backers and Democratic strategists. The pressing topic: Who will step up to be the Democrats' megadonors in the 2016 presidential race?

Republican contenders have already secured hundreds of millions of dollars in commitments from a stable of billionaires, including a Wall Street hedge fund executive, a Las Vegas casino magnate, a Florida auto dealer, a Wyoming investor and, of course, the Kansas-born billionaires David H. and Charles G. Koch. But none of the biggest Democratic donors from past elections -- for example, the Chicago investor Fred Eychaner, the climate-change activist Tom Steyer and the entertainment mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg -- have committed to supporting Mrs. Clinton on nearly the same scale.

"No one has stepped forward as the savior," said Matt Bennett, a longtime Democratic consultant in Washington.

Posted by: John D Rockefeller at May 31, 2015 02:21 AM (e8kgV)

38 my opinion: Linux Mint, then OpenSuse then Ubuntu. The different distributions, under the hood, come down to how they handle software packages, updates etc, then how they play with commercial sources. if you're not familiar, avoid Slackware. it doesn't follow the same conventions as the Linux Consortium puts out. conversely, if you're ever in trouble find a Slackware user - they know Linux better than anyone. Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 07:08 AM (Cq0oW) I've used RedHat off and on for the better part of two decades (get off my lawn). I've tried Ubutntu, but I was not wowed by it.

Posted by: The Multi-OS Hat at May 31, 2015 02:23 AM (7YlUk)

39
Meanwhile, over in the UK:

Thousands of online sellers who use websites such as eBay, Etsy and Amazo are the focus of fresh attempts by HM Revenue Customs to crack down on tax evasion. Such websites are being forced to hand over customer account details, including their selling activity, as part of the Revenues legal powers that were extended last year.

This type of information gathering has enabled the taxman to target 14,000 individuals it suspects of failing to declare profits on their self-assessment tax returns, the Revenue confirmed.

So-called accelerated payment notices (APNs) will be issued to those who fail to comply. With these notices the taxman has a statutory power, among those afforded to HMRC in the 2014 Finance Act, to force people to pay tax upfront, even if the amount is subject to dispute or appeal.

http://tinyurl.com/nbgdqpc


Thanks Conservatives (tm).

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2015 02:24 AM (kdS6q)

40 Ben Had, I wouldn't worry about Israel. I read the back of the book. Also isis trying to take on Israel would be like me at my age taking on Bruce Lee in his prime,,, and I might have lasted 5 seconds in my prime,,, a long time ago. Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 07:17 AM (qyZxC) It's not that ISIS is a direct Military Threat to Israel, but that chaos in The Middle East is not good for anyone, in particularly Israel since they LIVE THERE. Between Chaos in the Middle East, Nuclear Arms being introduced in the area, Fredo throwing in with the worst scum on earth, it presents a not so pretty picture. An ill wind id blowing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:24 AM (/tNwW)

41 Actually, I have minimal opinions on Linux flavors ... they all seem much the same to me. This may be because they are all pretty much the same code base with mostly cosmetic alterations. Lots of people seem to like Ubuntu.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 31, 2015 02:24 AM (Z8DIA)

42 A surge in New York City murders including four people slain in just five bloody hours as the weekend began has grieving family members begging Mayor de Blasio to bring back the NYPDs right to search for guns. You voted for him, now suffer the consequences. Maybe escape to NYC was not fiction?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:26 AM (/tNwW)

43
And a Sunday timewaster:

Pacino gone wild: a supercut of his angriest moments

www.telegraph.co.uk/film/danny-collins/angry-al-pacino/

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2015 02:29 AM (kdS6q)

44 I appreciate that the VP's son died and I am truly sorry, but that is all the News is talking about today??? I mean he was NOT that important. Gosh?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:31 AM (/tNwW)

45 Pacino gone wild: a supercut of his angriest moments www.telegraph.co.uk/film/danny-collins/angry-al-pacino/ Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2015 07:29 AM (kdS6q) They left out some of his best scenes with Kay?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:35 AM (/tNwW)

46 then you already know about it hat.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 02:36 AM (Cq0oW)

47 I'm not saying there won't be tough times, for everyone, in the future Nevergiveup. I've only seen one possible, and that's only a possible, reference to this country in the back of the book or the front (think Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel...) for that matter. But Israel will survive. At odds with your beliefs I know but He who came the first time as The Lamb of God will return, when things look their worst, as The Lion of the Tribe of Judah. And hoo boy, talk about popcorn time.

Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 02:36 AM (qyZxC)

48 Not an Ubuntu fan already ? I have heard favorable buzz about Linux Mint, but I know zip about it. I use Debian myself.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 31, 2015 02:40 AM (Z8DIA)

49 Ubuntu's got nice support, Debian compatible.  It supported my laptop with a full set of drivers, which Puppy Linux didn't, which is why I went with it.  Didn't care for the Unity desktop at first, so I switched to a few alternates for a while.  More used to Unity now, though.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 31, 2015 02:42 AM (oVJmc)

50 Makes me want to puke. Every Month should be Military Appreciation Month, but Fredo and our "Friends" in the Senate want to gut the Military Commissary System? Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 07:09 AM

The military -- and I'm sure you know better than most, NGU -- is a "passive" operation as far as Choom Boy and Congress are concerned. They will do what their CiC tells them to do, and the complaining about conditions, equipment, "leadership," etc. will be muted or nonexistent. They are taught to respect and obey Command.

So when the Mocha Messiah wants to pimp one of his constituencies (the LGBTQEXKRVZ crowd) at the expense of the people who actually PROTECT his worthless ass, they'll grin and bear it.

It has gotten to the point where I, as a civilian, wish the military to stand up to the worthless fuckweasel and his fanbois and say "enough!"

The government attitude toward the military is just one of about 7,593 reasons why they ALL need to go, to be replaced with people whose sense of perspective hasn't been destroyed by that cesspool that is D.C.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at May 31, 2015 02:43 AM (P8YHq)

51 I'm likely going to go with a multi-boot system. Any suggestions for multi-boot?

Posted by: The hat o' many OS at May 31, 2015 02:45 AM (7YlUk)

52 President Obama has released a Presidential Proclamation for June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month: _____________________ I'm in favor of treating homosexual and transgender people with compassion, but celebrating their condition seems a bridge too far. Why are we celebrating the fact that some people (homosexuals) are sexually abnormal (the norm being heterosexuality), and some people (transgenders) are mentally abnormal? Bruce Jenner is obviously (biologically, chromosomally) a male. The fact that he "feels" like he should have been born a female is no doubt miserable for him, but hardly deserving of celebration by the rest of us. Showing tolerance and compassion for people who have these issues is a good thing. But presidential proclamations that we should be celebrating such people, and that they should take pride in their condition, is just ludicrous.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 31, 2015 02:45 AM (lmdHn)

53 You know what my least favourite part of The Simpsons TV cartoon? The Itchy & Scratchy Show, of course! *cackle, cackle*

Posted by: Shrillary's Vagina at May 31, 2015 02:45 AM (dkHoZ)

54 You know what my least favourite part of The Simpsons TV cartoon? The Itchy & Scratchy Show, of course! *cackle, cackle* Posted by: Shrillary's Vagina at May 31, 2015 07:45 AM (dkHoZ) It's H8rz like you...

Posted by: Poochie at May 31, 2015 02:47 AM (7YlUk)

55 Mint just has all the drivers and non free stuff rolled into it mostly. its a good starters linux for that reason. Debian is generally good but frustrating for some issues, depending on what you do and what you need because of their strict policies on non free software.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 02:48 AM (Cq0oW)

56 Well put TrivialPursuer. I would change ludicrous to luciferian but spot on.

Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 02:49 AM (qyZxC)

57 I appreciate that the VP's son died and I am truly sorry, but that is all the News is talking about today??? I mean he was NOT that important. Gosh?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 07:31 AM (/tNwW)


A golfer just checked-in and said he had heard on the radio that Biden had died. I quipped he's been brain dead for years. I'm not sure he got it.


Checked the news and we got straightened out.

Posted by: golfman at May 31, 2015 02:51 AM (fQAkR)

58 multi boot: just having fun? slackware, to learn that Haiku for nostalgia purposes some obscure toy os

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 02:52 AM (Cq0oW)

59 My Windows 8 computer is a multi-boot computer because IT SUCKS SO BAD I HAVE TO REBOOT IT ALL THE TIME!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:53 AM (/tNwW)

60 No father should have to bury their children. It happens. But it doesn't make it right. Prayers for the Biden family.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 02:54 AM (VPLuQ)

61 @31, on proclamation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month: I honestly can't tell if that's real, or the most perfect parody/trolling ever. We've truly stepped into... The Twilight Zone.

Posted by: Agent J at May 31, 2015 02:54 AM (9Mtv3)

62 Kerry broke his leg? I guess after he left the negotiations with Iran, they told him jokingly to "break a leg" and the jack ass went out and did it? Well he actually is a dumb bastard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:54 AM (/tNwW)

63 haven't looked at toy os in a while but menuet syllable

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 02:55 AM (Cq0oW)

64 No father should have to bury their children. It happens. But it doesn't make it right. Prayers for the Biden family. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 07:54 AM (VPLuQ) Yup and this is the 2nd child he has had to bury. If I had to bury one of my children ( G-D forbid) it would ruin me. I get upset when they are sick with the flu

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 02:57 AM (/tNwW)

65 had the old BeOS running on a desktop long ago. it was fun.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 02:57 AM (Cq0oW)

66 slackware, to learn that Haiku for nostalgia purposes some obscure toy os Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 07:52 AM (Cq0oW) BeOS was kinda fun...

Posted by: The OS Hat... at May 31, 2015 02:58 AM (7YlUk)

67 HEADLINE Kerry breaks leg because he can't act normal for one day

Posted by: JD at May 31, 2015 02:58 AM (TzeLs)

68 Speaking of Kerry, I don't think I've seen anyone mention his name as someone who could throw his hat in the dhimmi ring for president.

Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 02:58 AM (qyZxC)

69 Nevergiveup- They shoot horsefaces for that.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2015 02:59 AM (ZVVrV)

70 HEADLINE Kerry breaks leg because he can't act normal for one day Posted by: JD at May 31, 2015 07:58 AM (TzeLs) Privileged SOB... don't we usually shoot lame horses? Heh...

Posted by: Mister Ed at May 31, 2015 02:59 AM (7YlUk)

71 I, of course, extend prayers to the Biden family. Slow Joe may be a woefully pathetic hack but he is still a human being. The cynic in me is waiting to see how Obama will make this all about him.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 31, 2015 03:01 AM (/HC6x)

72 Uh oh, broken leg?

Off to the glue factory with ya, Lurch.

Posted by: the Secretariat of State's veterinarian at May 31, 2015 03:01 AM (Dr58V)

73 I'm an excellent driver.

Posted by: John "Rain Man" Kerry at May 31, 2015 03:01 AM (oVJmc)

74 "HEADLINE Kerry breaks leg because he can't act normal for one day " I was gonna make a comment about horses, and broken legs. But as always, the Horde is on it like Rosie on a Twinky.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 03:01 AM (VPLuQ)

75 Guess we should send some shitty old singer to help ease John through this traumatic ordeal.

Posted by: France at May 31, 2015 03:05 AM (Dr58V)

76 Which BSD or Linux flavor should I try out? Have a computer for which I need a new HD. Any suggestions? Posted by: The Computational Hat Lotta people will say Ubuntu, but I like Linux Mint 17.1...so very windows like, with great multimedia support built in. Running Kali on all my boxes right now, but once my self-training is done I'll clear my little box and put Mint back on it.

Posted by: Oedipus at May 31, 2015 03:05 AM (XrHO0)

77 So if horserace broke his leg in France why did they fly him to Switzerland?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:05 AM (/tNwW)

78 By the way it was a Bike accident, and by that I do not mean a harley. even little kids can ride a bike

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:07 AM (/tNwW)

79 June is "Celebrate Mental Illness Month" by Imperial Decree.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 31, 2015 03:07 AM (V70Uh)

80 71 and on a bike.   The most insulting thing?  He doesn't trust socialize European medical help and flies home.


On our dime. 


Drunk biking can kill you.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:08 AM (0FSuD)

81 Hmm, time for disc 2 of the second season of JAG? Actors and actresses playing the parts of people to whom concepts like duty, honor and country are important. Plus wonderful scenery. Trivia question (and no googling), in what movie did Admiral Chegwidden play a bad guy and get his butt kicked by Segal?

Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 03:11 AM (qyZxC)

82 I just hope they get the guy who made the video that was responsible for Beau Biden's death. I mean Beau had balls the size of boulders, he did.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 03:12 AM (Cq0oW)

83 >>>By the way it was a Bike accident, and by that I do not mean a harley. even little kids can ride a bike

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 08:07 AM (/tNwW)<<<



My heart feels like an alligator. I sure as hell hope it was his pink bike. 


(remove space before john -- http://howiecarrshow.com/ john-kerry-pedals-new-nantucket-photo-op/)

Posted by: Howie Carr, salivating over his next column at May 31, 2015 03:13 AM (Dr58V)

84 I can't believe the Army is denying that National Guard guy on Duty a burial at Arlington. They could over ride the rules? Or the President could direct them to...Yeah to busy on the Golf Course I guess

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:15 AM (/tNwW)

85 Saw that in August, 2013, Beau Biden had treatment for a then unidentified illness at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, considered to be the finest cancer treatment facility in the world. At the time, Biden was the Attorney-General of Delaware. It's a sure bet that the Delaware state employee health insurance plan does not allow every Delaware state employee free lance their health care around the country that way. The Biden's are not rich people. Beau was a civil servant his entire career. Joe's financial disclosures do not show any great wealth. So how did Beau swing flying half-way across the country for treatment in Texas? It is certain that in the story of Beau Biden's cancer treatment is also found the story about privilege and the double standard for health care that will continue to be a fact under Obamadontcare.

Posted by: Redolent at May 31, 2015 03:16 AM (uSM1W)

86 I was sorry to hear about Beau's death. I wouldn't wish that on anyone and will refrain from any snark about his idiot father. Zero identifies with the lbgt crowd because he is mental himself. I really despise that evil buttmunch.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 03:18 AM (JdEZJ)

87 Why does exercise equipment hate Democrats????

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:20 AM (NeFrd)

88 Why does exercise equipment hate Democrats???? Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 08:20 AM (NeFrd) Well the bike probably could not support both kerry and the guy actually doing the peddling for him?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:21 AM (/tNwW)

89 Nevergiveup if that guy claimed to be a gal zero would have made sure he ended up at Arlington buried in a dress.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 03:21 AM (JdEZJ)

90 Brain cancer is not fun.  No cancer is, but  brain cancer messes up you as you go.  AKA Lee Atwater.


Also a good friend last year.  He got mean and hateful, knowing he was toast.



I think  a bullet would have been a good option.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:21 AM (0FSuD)

91 Nevergiveup if that guy claimed to be a gal zero would have made sure he ended up at Arlington buried in a dress. Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 08:21 AM (JdEZJ) Good point.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:22 AM (/tNwW)

92 Nevergiveup if that guy claimed to be a gal zero would have made sure he ended up at Arlington buried in a dress. Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 08:21 AM (JdEZJ) Good point.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:22 AM (/tNwW)

93 So if horserace broke his leg in France why did they fly him to Switzerland? **** Someone in the entourage saw the Swiss flag and thought they were headed toward a first aid station?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:23 AM (NeFrd)

94 Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg in a bike accident in France early Sunday, a U.S. embassy official told NBC News.

The cycling accident occurred near Scionzier, France, about 25 miles from Geneva, where Kerry had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif.

Kerry was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva, where he is in a stable condition, State Department spokesman John Kirby said.

"Secretary Kerry is stable ... He did not lose consciousness," Kirby said.


... how could they tell ?

Posted by: OJ Simpson at May 31, 2015 03:23 AM (e8kgV)

95 Joe lied to grieving parents over their son's caskets and was asshole enough to make off colored comments to at least one of them. Of course it's terrible what happened to Beau. I'm never going to forget or forgive his actions though.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 03:25 AM (Cq0oW)

96 Thanks to ObamaCare ... there is no pain

Posted by: OJ Simpson at May 31, 2015 03:25 AM (e8kgV)

97 They shoot horsefaces, don't they?

Posted by: John at May 31, 2015 03:25 AM (oVJmc)

98 Did they say what part of his leg was broken? For his sake I hope it wasn't the fetlock

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:26 AM (NeFrd)

99 Kerry flew back to Boston on his/our private jet for treatment.



It's good to be an asshole.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:26 AM (0FSuD)

100 President Obama has released a Presidential Proclamation for June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month:





He and Reggie celebrate it all year long

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2015 03:26 AM (DiZBp)

101 98 Did they say what part of his leg was broken?


Femur.  Too bad he didn't bleed out.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:27 AM (0FSuD)

102 Dumbass Kerry breaks a leg so I suppose the talks get put on hold for a little longer. Just as the Iranians want. They will talk and talk until the goats come home. Then they wll act.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 03:28 AM (JdEZJ)

103 So I guess Kerry won't be in the Belmont this year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 03:29 AM (VPLuQ)

104 They will talk and talk until the goats come home. Then they wll act.



What. my goat is in the back yard.

Posted by: Mohamed, the goat fucker at May 31, 2015 03:30 AM (0FSuD)

105 kerry is in stable condition.... eating oats... there's a pun or joke in there but I can't quite put my hoof on it

Posted by: mallfly at May 31, 2015 03:31 AM (qSIlh)

106 "Secretary Kerry is stable

Did they mean 'stabled?'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 31, 2015 03:31 AM (oVJmc)

107 imagine the hilarity at Kos if it were W Bush.

Posted by: mallfly at May 31, 2015 03:34 AM (qSIlh)

108 Well I guess this was the only way Kerry could gain any traction in the Iranian talks.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:34 AM (NeFrd)

109 German FM visits Israel: We must rebuild Gaza Why?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:34 AM (/tNwW)

110 "Secretary Kerry is stable ... He did not lose consciousness," Kirby said. Oh, come the fuck on. You don't blackout from broken limbs.(Maybe with a significant compound fracture...maybe) As a veteran of breaking limbs three times (arm twice, leg once)- You don't faint. Hell, the area even goes kinda numb for a significant amount of time. Of course, i was wearing my magic hat at those times, so... Anyway, yes, yes, let's all hail the great and glorious bravery of John Kerry,- who through his own progtarded clumsiness broke a leg And. Did. Not. Faint.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 31, 2015 03:35 AM (KUa85)

111 How do you "break" you femur on a bike?  Story smells.



You have to be going 30-40 MPH and drunk.  That's all I can think.  He clearly was not biking alone.  Security and all.



Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:35 AM (0FSuD)

112 Kerry is 71 years old. Not an age generally associated with athleticism, balance or quick reactions.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:36 AM (NeFrd)

113 If Kerry could throw off his harness and get on the right track he could make hay of the Iranians. Of course he won't because he's full of horse hockey.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 03:36 AM (JdEZJ)

114 I see that Obama is pushing for more gun regulations. Seems a great deal of the push is towards preventing people with mental illness problems from owning guns. In my version of reality, any Vet who raises concern for suffering PTSD, no matter how slight, or subsequently diagnosed as not having the issue will be barred from gun ownership. Any individual self identifying as being of one gender, yet trapped in the wrong gender body will be found to be perfectly normal, and therefore fully qualified to own a firearm. Just out of curiosity, what is the overall suicide rate for post-op transexuals? Is it roughly the same as the overall population?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 03:37 AM (VPLuQ)

115 associated with athleticism, balance or quick reactions. *** ...or resilient bones.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:37 AM (NeFrd)

116 It is certain that in the story of Beau Biden's cancer treatment is also found the story about privilege and the double standard for health care that will continue to be a fact under Obamadontcare.

Sadly, I don't think enough "little people" are gonna care to make a difference.  Whether they see pols and celebs as aristocracy or as Politburo, they accept that the *ruling class* gets to live different.  Just ration the care available to those productive jerks who went to college and got good jobs/founded companies and work hard at something useful for their money because it's not fair that they've got better than the unproductive class...that's good enough for most.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at May 31, 2015 03:37 AM (rHXGG)

117 How do you "break" you femur on a bike? Story smells. Age and Botox can make your bones brittle. Except I am surprised that if he did fall, he did not lead with his nose? Ya know he said he is part Jooooish!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:38 AM (/tNwW)

118 So I have this Amazon Echo.  The biggest sales point, you can ask it to play music.



So every artist I ask it to play, all I get are BS songs you never heard in you life.    Who know Bob Dylan recorded a 100 songs you never heard of?


Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:38 AM (0FSuD)

119 After five years of public hearings and heated debates, a proposed set of safety standards for all California porn production sets is edging closer to being finalized, but adult film performers say if passed, the new regulations would make sex scenes look like medical dramas.

The 21-page draft, proposed by the state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, blends thick regulatory definitions with graphic language as it outlines how adult film performers and others on set can protect themselves from bloodborne pathogens and other bodily fluids. It underscores the use of condoms as a way to protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. It also calls for producers to pay for medical visits and hepatitis B vaccines.

During a hearing and public comment period that ended Thursday in San Diego, adult film performers and their supporters said the regulations -- which include wearing protective eye gear -- go too far.

Posted by: Tommy Webber at May 31, 2015 03:39 AM (e8kgV)

120 Seems a great deal of the push is towards preventing people with mental illness problems from owning guns.

Check the NIMH grants for recent studies to "prove" that conservative leanings (pro-family, pro-Constitution, etc) are a mental illness.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at May 31, 2015 03:39 AM (rHXGG)

121 It's time for a national discussion on training wheels.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:40 AM (NeFrd)

122 How do you break a femur on a bike? His tail got caught in the spokes and he plowed into the ground.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 03:40 AM (JdEZJ)

123 ... safety standards for all California porn production... **** Hazel Does Hazmat

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:42 AM (NeFrd)

124 How do you break a femur on a bike? His tail got caught in the spokes and he plowed into the ground. Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 08:40 AM (JdEZJ) Someone on the bike path yelled "Blucher!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2015 03:42 AM (ynQIy)

125 His tail got caught in the spokes and he plowed into the ground.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 08:40 AM (JdEZJ)


Thread winner!

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:42 AM (0FSuD)

126 His tail got caught in the spokes and he plowed into the ground. Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 08:40 AM (JdEZJ) That wasn't his tail. I mean how do you think an ugly SOB like him kept getting super rich broads to marry?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:42 AM (/tNwW)

127 Protective eye gear for sex? I must be doing it wrong.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 03:42 AM (JdEZJ)

128 36 Jim Morrison ================== That looks like familiar writing

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at May 31, 2015 03:43 AM (DkJ4E)

129 Protective eye gear for sex? I must be doing it wrong. Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 08:42 AM (JdEZJ) No kidding. Last time I got laid, she insisted I wear a welding helmet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2015 03:44 AM (ynQIy)

130 The push to regard decency, sanity, and patriotism as mental illnesses has been going on for at least 30 years. I'm expecting it to keep on gaining traction, too. Republicans don't value those qualities any more than democrats these days.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 31, 2015 03:45 AM (Z8DIA)

131 I mean how do you think an ugly SOB like him kept getting super rich broads to marry?

Huh. I always assumed roofies.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at May 31, 2015 03:45 AM (rHXGG)

132 A horse is a horse Of course, of course And no horse can ride on a bike Of course Hooves can't apply sufficient force Just talk to Monsieur Jean!

Posted by: The Bicycling Mr Ed Show at May 31, 2015 03:45 AM (KUa85)

133 Bing Bong Busty Housewife- "Oh my, who could be ringing my doorbell after my husband just left the house?" Handsome Stranger- "Howdy ma'am! I'm from the City Hazardous Materials Team, I need to check your crawl space IYKWIMAITYD." Boom Chick-A-Wow-Wowwww

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:46 AM (NeFrd)

134 1 Sun not up but here I am editing and rewriting. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 31, 2015 06:03 AM (ojr4A) Yeah, What's your point? Hi rons must go to church, just want to say thank you. Golden Angel sales have exploded. It's an awesome feeling and I'm sure it has something to do with what happens here.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet. at May 31, 2015 03:47 AM (KbNXw)

135 "The push to regard decency, sanity, and patriotism as mental illnesses has been going on for at least 30 years. I'm expecting it to keep on gaining traction, too. " Wasn't it a Soviet tactic to define those opposed to the government as mentally defective, or some such thing? Which then led us to the Re-education camps, to get a persons mind right.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 03:48 AM (VPLuQ)

136 If a civilization is sophisticated enough to build a Dyson sphere around one star, though, why should it stop there? Why not outfit a whole galaxy with Dyson spheres? As Jason Wright, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, wrote:

Consider a space-faring civilization that can colonize nearby stars in ships that travel at "only" 0.1% the speed of light (our fastest spacecraft travel at about 1/10 this speed). Even if they stop for 1,000 years at each star before launching ships to colonize the next nearest stars, they will still spread to the entire galaxy in 100 million years, which is 1/100 of the age of the Milky Way.

That is, an advanced civilization can fan out across its home galaxy pretty quickly, cosmically speaking, and a galaxy overrun with Dyson spheres and other energy-collecting super-structures would have a global surplus of mid-infrared radiation. With that in mind, Wright and his colleagues have been searching for evidence of such supercivilizations by looking for galaxies whose spectra skew to the infrared. Their campaign, called Glimpsing Heat from Alien Technologies Survey (G-HAT), scoured some 100 million objects observed by NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite. In a paper published in April, lead author Roger Griffith reported that, from all those millions, they found 50 galaxies showing infrared excesses that could maybe, possibly be due to alien technology -- but, far more likely, are due to natural astrophysical processes. (Incidentally, as Lee Billings reported in Scientific American, the G-HAT team wasn't able to secure funding from the usual government sources; their work is supported by a grant from the private Templeton Foundation.)

Posted by: Carl Sagan at May 31, 2015 03:48 AM (e8kgV)

137 aren't they supposed to call the knackers when a horse breaks a leg?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 03:52 AM (Cq0oW)

138 I still can not believe we are flying the Horse back to Boston for treatment of a broken fcuking leg.



Seriously, how fcuked up is that.  You would think he's the first 71 year old idiot to break a leg.  I guess it never happens in Europe?


Cost to fly him to Boston?  Has to be a couple hundred grand.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:53 AM (0FSuD)

139 Secretary of State broke a leg? Well, I guess that means there won't be a deal with Iran then, eh?

Posted by: Harly Kruptbender at May 31, 2015 03:55 AM (Bba8w)

140 Cost to fly him to Boston? Couple hundred thousand. Look on his face when they show up at the glue factory? Priceless.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 03:57 AM (JdEZJ)

141 Oh my goodness. I just saw photos of Kerry after the accident. He not only broke his leg, it looks like he really messed up his face as well.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:57 AM (NeFrd)

142 Oh, wait, I found a comparison photo from before the accident. No difference. My bad.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 03:57 AM (NeFrd)

143 I still can not believe we are flying the Horse back to Boston for treatment of a broken fcuking leg. Seriously, how fcuked up is that. You would think he's the first 71 year old idiot to break a leg. I guess it never happens in Europe? Cost to fly him to Boston? Has to be a couple hundred grand. Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 08:53 AM (0FSuD) He had a Hip replacement on the same side he broke his Femur, so I "assume" that is the reason they are flying him back to Boston to the Surgeon who did the replacement.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2015 03:57 AM (/tNwW)

144 ...the new regulations would make sex scenes look like medical dramas. What was once rebellion against sexual repression may become rebellion against tongue depression.

Posted by: derit at May 31, 2015 03:59 AM (jT+gh)

145 They should just go ahead and replace his lower half with a horse's body. Johntaur.

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2015 04:00 AM (JdEZJ)

146 Yup, that's our party of young Democrats. Kerry in a wheelchair. Shrillary in her walker. Yup, veritable fountain of youth that they sip from.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 04:01 AM (VPLuQ)

147 What?  They didn't set the bone in France? 

Perhaps sepsis will set in.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 31, 2015 04:02 AM (V70Uh)

148 Running a quick mental calculation of the odds, I'm pretty certain that I will not have an up close and personal encounter with an advanced technology alien in my lifetime, but if I do it will not end up well for one or both of us.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 31, 2015 04:02 AM (NeFrd)

149 Book of nudes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2015 04:03 AM (rwI+c)

150 Let's not get all Huffy at my Trek back home because of the accident.

Besides, this will afford me some time to ketchup with Lovey after neglecting her for so long due to the negotiations with Iran.

Posted by: Thurston Howell Kerry III at May 31, 2015 04:04 AM (Dr58V)

151 With that in mind, Wright and his colleagues have been searching for evidence of such supercivilizations by looking for galaxies whose spectra skew to the infrared. justifying grant money.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 31, 2015 04:05 AM (oVJmc)

152 I'm sure Kerry will be fit as a filly very soon.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 31, 2015 04:05 AM (oVJmc)

153 This is it! My moment in the sun! I will deal with Iran!

Posted by: Marie Harf, Substitute Secretariat of State at May 31, 2015 04:23 AM (mf0wg)

154 Actually the best linux/unix distro is mac os.

It's built around BSD/Unix and has the best windows manager on top of it.

You could utilize parallels VM and pretty much install whatever flavor of linux/unix you want.

My current laptop has Win 7, Win 8, Win 10 Developers Ed, Fedora linux, and Arch Linux insalled as VM's

Works brilliantly.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2015 04:31 AM (dvoaF)

155 @110 As a veteran of breaking limbs three times (arm twice, leg once)- You don't faint. Hell, the area even goes kinda numb for a significant amount of time. I was surprised about that when I broke my leg a couple of years ago. Also dislocated my arm at the same time (I wasn't f-ing around). My lower leg was shaped like the letter S, but it was very numb and really didn't hurt, even when they tried to lift it and I could feel the bones grinding. But the arm, wow, the pain there was really something, that was about a 9.5 on the old 1-10 scale. Apparently I had a nerve caught between the bones. It was almost enough to make me pass out. But the leg, nah.

Posted by: Agent -J at May 31, 2015 04:40 AM (LfFy0)

156 "I was surprised about that when I broke my leg a couple of years ago."


That's funny.  I've broken my left arm twice and I don't recall any serious pain each time either.  Seems strange to think about it now.  Should have hurt like Hell but I don't remember it so much. 

You know you've hurt yourself bad and get scared.  Maybe shock or adrenaline take over and sort of fuzz it all over. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2015 04:53 AM (RoiEH)

157 The most painful part of my broken arm when I was 11 was the ambulance ride to the hospital from the Boy Scout Camp us Cubbies, and parents, were having a family camping weekend. Those rutty roads did not make my arm feel the least bit good. Then country roads/US route for about 30 miles. Not fun, even with my arm wrapped in a pillow. My first, and unfortunately not my last, ambulance ride.

Posted by: RickZ at May 31, 2015 05:02 AM (nxTn8)

158 I broke my femur in a bike accident 18 months ago.  All the docs said it was the most difficult bone to break and the most painful.  Don't know about the first part, but can vouch for the second part.  I've broken lots of bones over the years; that was the most painful by a country mile.

Posted by: duke at May 31, 2015 05:25 AM (enhDu)

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