August 15, 2013

Open Thread
— Ace

Since we're having the Chris Christie/Rand Paul fight, why not let Chris Christie and Rand Paul join in on the Chris Christie/Rand Paul fight?

Interesting, Christie makes an argument similar to the one that Chris just made: Casting his support of Bushian foreign policy as sticking by bedrock conservative principles, casting Rand Paul as the RINO squish.

I don't think the nomination will be won or lost on foreign policy, except if anyone attempts too extreme a position (Ron Paul isolationism or Bomb-Bomb-Iran John McCain Gonzo Interventionism), which almost certainly will not happen. Mostly I think people will just distort what the other guys are saying to make it sound Dumb and Dangerous without clearly articulating their own actual vision of foreign policy in a form specific enough to be critiqued (and lose votes).

So pretty much like they're doing now. The real war will not be over war but over government.

A black female Democrat calls the NAACP's response to the Rodeo Clown (he should be investigated by the Secret Service) "ridiculous," and, I can't believe this, is honest enough to say she (and all other liberals) loved seeing George Bush decapitated on Game of Thrones.

How quickly people can arrive at the truth when they're actually speaking the truth. Extraordinary.

Bono, who used to be a rock star until he began a new career of showing up at random places and giving speeches about grain yields, and the Economist, a magazine dedicated to the proposition that boringness is next to godliness, both acknowledge capitalism's potent power to raise people up from want and need to some kind of material satisfaction. I think, given the Economist's rather leftish bent, I'm more surprised they've come to this conclusion than I am that Bono has.

Dana Loesch recounts her home state of Missouri's troubling history of "Getting in the Faces" of Obama's critics.

And, from @rdbrewer4, Baby Polar Bear:

Update: FAKE! It's just a toy you can make with a pattern from Etsy.

And, lastly: A guy named Glenn Martin is not building flying cars, which makes him kind of a dick, but he is trying to make the next best thing: personal jetpacks.

Although he'd hoped for a civilian commercial model soon, they've decided to do a rescue/firefighter model, and then later try the commercial market.

It will set you back $100,000, probably, if it comes out at all.

But it will be worth it. Now look, you Morons, you have to imagine a person in the jetpack to get the full effect:

Posted by: Ace at 03:34 PM | Comments (290)
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1 That baby polar bear looks like a damn dirty RINO.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 15, 2013 03:37 PM (o5q2C)

2 Firefighters get lavish government pensions and personal jetpacks? Fuck those guys. Goddammit.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 15, 2013 03:38 PM (+lsX1)

3 Everyone has jet packs and polar bears in Peruvia

Posted by: Thunderb at August 15, 2013 03:38 PM (zOTsN)

4 I wants that polar bear.

Posted by: traye at August 15, 2013 03:40 PM (x2FZF)

5 Mmmm, fingers.

Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 03:40 PM (o44nj)

6

I wants that polar bear.

 

Posted by: traye at August 15, 2013 08:40 PM (x2FZF)

 

Give me a few months and I'll want you...for breakfast.

Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 03:40 PM (o44nj)

7 In Peruvia, they put polar bears in the jet packs. The call it the day of sky death. It's like May Day, only different. No baskets of candy.

Posted by: Thunderb at August 15, 2013 03:40 PM (zOTsN)

8 He looks delicious. Probably hollandaise sauce would go good with it.

Posted by: traye at August 15, 2013 03:40 PM (x2FZF)

9 Baaaaaby polar bear!



And to join in the fun, some baby lambs.


http://bit.ly/14Q7gSc

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 15, 2013 03:41 PM (Gk3SS)

10 That polar bear will grow into an apex predator, which will stalk and hunt you and eat your face. Fucking polar bears.

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 03:41 PM (aH+zP)

11 Polar bear is racist.

Posted by: Thunderb at August 15, 2013 03:42 PM (zOTsN)

12

And to join in the fun, some baby lambs.

 

http://bit.ly/14Q7gSc

 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 15, 2013 08:41 PM (Gk3SS)

 

I love baby lambs.  They're so tender.

Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 03:42 PM (o44nj)

13 I suppose every firefighter gets their own polar bear cub to take on goddamn jetpack flights.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 15, 2013 03:42 PM (+lsX1)

14 Awwwwwwwwwww. Aww.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 15, 2013 03:43 PM (C8mVl)

15 12 I love baby lambs. They're so tender. Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 08:42 PM (o44nj) --- SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS!

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 03:44 PM (aH+zP)

16

I suppose every firefighter gets their own polar bear cub to take on goddamn jetpack flights.

 

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 15, 2013 08:42 PM (+lsX1)

 

You have it all wrong - we each get our own firefighter to take on those jetpack flights for an airborne snack.

Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 03:44 PM (o44nj)

17

SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS!

 

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 08:44 PM (aH+zP)

 

Why do you think I'm (urp) white?

Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 03:45 PM (o44nj)

18 Fucking polar bear.

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 03:45 PM (aH+zP)

19 The Peruvian firefighters drop the bears on the fires. Needless to say, everything burns to the ground.

Posted by: Thunderb at August 15, 2013 03:46 PM (zOTsN)

20 It's also known as Peruvian Bar-b-que

Posted by: Thunderb at August 15, 2013 03:46 PM (zOTsN)

21 Someone said it's a fake bear.

Well, it's a Cute Fake Bear

Posted by: rdbrewer at August 15, 2013 03:47 PM (Iyg03)

22

Fucking polar bear.

 

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 08:45 PM (aH+zP)

 

Even in Peruvia, we fuck you up.

 

We are the alpha bears, after all.

Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 03:47 PM (o44nj)

23 I love baby lambs. They're so tender.

I'm more into kids.

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 15, 2013 03:47 PM (d7tB2)

24 an R/C jetpack would be a great way to dump dead hookers...in politician's back yards

Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 15, 2013 03:47 PM (yLe+f)

25 Don’t forget that the polar bear is going to grow up, but it is adorable now.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 03:47 PM (z4WKX)

26 I'd love to see some "youths" practice their "polar bear hunting" on that one in a couple of yrs .

Posted by: awkward davies at August 15, 2013 03:49 PM (WK8VM)

27

It's also known as Peruvian Bar-b-que

 

Posted by: Thunderb at August 15, 2013 08:46 PM (zOTsN)

 

Who knew we knew about fire?

Posted by: Baby Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 03:49 PM (o44nj)

28 But, but, but I want my flying car.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 15, 2013 03:49 PM (0HooB)

29 Somebody stop me before I sock the entirety of the thread :-)

Posted by: steveegg at August 15, 2013 03:49 PM (o44nj)

30 R/C jetpack would be a great way to dump dead hookers...in politician's back yards -------- Strap a RC gun and camera on it and you can hunt hobos from the comfort of your own home.

Posted by: Adam at August 15, 2013 03:50 PM (Aif/5)

31 So I haven't actually eaten polar bear, but I have eaten black bear, very tasty. Racist???

Posted by: traye at August 15, 2013 03:51 PM (x2FZF)

32 Good fake bear. Those Etsy crafters are so talented.

Posted by: Tuna at August 15, 2013 03:52 PM (M/TDA)

33 Of course it's fake. It's got hairy palms. Everyone knows polar bears don't start fapping before they are at least 1 year old.

Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 03:52 PM (JBCFN)

34 Not all 'black bears' are black in color but if they have just one drop of black bear blood they are a black bear. Is that racist?

Posted by: bob from table9 at August 15, 2013 03:52 PM (H7qrs)

35 I clicked link, Christie has only been governor one term. He won in 2009. Dems do NOT fight in public & Christie has to stop this bull. He should run against Hillary as a dem.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 03:52 PM (z4WKX)

36

Baby lambs indeed.

 

That's really you, isn't  it,  My Queen?  I keep my eyes averted and my head well below yours so I wouldn't really know...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 15, 2013 03:53 PM (0HooB)

37 Christie has to stop this bull

Racist!

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 15, 2013 03:53 PM (d7tB2)

38 That's really disturbing about the pattern Democrats from MO have in trying to shut down speech that's not positive about Obama.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2013 03:53 PM (2Tv3A)

39
FAKE! It's just a toy you can make with a pattern from Etsy.




From the creator's etsy site:

"My name is Tatiana Scalozub. I am Ukrainian bear creator."




....And now Mr. Bond, time for you to DIE!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 15, 2013 03:54 PM (kdS6q)

40 Flying polar bears because global warming. Melting ice, melting ice and polar bears must fly to survive.

Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 03:54 PM (EO34X)

41 Bears - how much is meat and how much is just fat?

Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 03:54 PM (JBCFN)

42 Ace, I think thunderb wants a 3rd Peruvia post.

Posted by: L, elle at August 15, 2013 03:54 PM (0PiQ4)

43 I can totally see thousands and thousands of these on the thoroughfares of major cities across the nation. Who says the police chases of the future won't be more awesome than they are now.

Should make for gripping reality TV.

Posted by: dissent555 at August 15, 2013 03:55 PM (yR6A1)

44 Great, just what we need.  Flying frickin' polar bears.

Like they can't hunt us now.

Seriously tho- that thing was NOISY.  Do we need another noisy appliance to get around?  And unless that thing is solar powered, it won't have much application- it won't be able to carry enough fuel plus other weight to be much use.  Navy Firescout would be far better- larger, a bit quieter, and un-manned and able to carry something.

Drones will improve far faster than we'll make any 'jetpack' useful.

Posted by: Mr Wolf at August 15, 2013 03:55 PM (UIAT6)

45 Don’t forget that the polar bear is going to grow up, but it is adorable now. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Adult polar bears are adorable when there is 8" of lexan and a well designed dry moat between human and bear. Or 400 yards and a .338 Lapua Magnum between human and bear.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 03:55 PM (aOnaK)

46 hairless mole wearing a fur coat

Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 15, 2013 03:55 PM (yLe+f)

47 If you understand that Obama is the Democrats' messiah, it becomes less disturbing. At least in the sense that you don't get surprised at what's going on.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 15, 2013 03:55 PM (d7tB2)

48 That jetpack is missing one thing. JETS! Ducted fans AREN'T jets.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at August 15, 2013 03:55 PM (83xuc)

49

That's really disturbing about the pattern Democrats from MO have in trying to shut down speech that's not positive about Obama.

 

That whole thing almost makes me wish  I was a Rodeo Clown Union member.

 

Almost.

 

The only way I'd attend one of  their "sensitivity  sessions" is to protect other clowns. And if I   was in their little class, I'd give them a ration of shit they wouldn't soon forget.

 

Somebody's got to fight back against these  assholes...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 15, 2013 03:57 PM (0HooB)

50 I still remember my brother and I walking to elementary school ( which we did everyday.. about 1/2 mile each way ) and one morning we got into this entire-walk fantasy talk about how soon they'd have jet packs we could buy and how we'd just strap in and fly to school and how cool that would be!

That was the late sixties.  I remember really believing it was only a matter of a few years away.  Good times, good times.  I miss having optimism like that.

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 03:58 PM (/jHWN)

51 41 Bears - how much is meat and how much is just fat? Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 08:54 PM (JBCFN) --- Depends on the time of year. People eat all of it but the liver, anyway (it's crammed full of vitamin A and is toxic. I don't know if this is the case with all bear species or just nanook).

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 03:58 PM (aH+zP)

52

Huh?   what did you say? 

No these jetpacks aren't that noisy. 

they are just like that leaf blower Jose uses, if he and his 15 cousins all showed up in your yard at the same time.

Posted by: jetpack test pilot at August 15, 2013 03:58 PM (D+lxs)

53 Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 15, 2013 08:55 PM (d7tB2) I quite understand that Obama's the Democrat's messiah; I've remarked on it quite a few times. I'm not surprised, but it's till disturbing. A rodeo clown?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2013 03:58 PM (2Tv3A)

54

SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS!

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 08:44 PM (aH+zP)

 

MAKE LOVE, NOT LAMBCHOPS!

Posted by: Mohommed at August 15, 2013 03:59 PM (lr3d7)

55 Bears are noisy. They grunt and huff and fart. Oh do they fart! They stink to high heaven. They have halitosis and always shit stuck on their bear heinys.

Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 03:59 PM (JBCFN)

56 SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS!


Mostly...

Posted by: true Scotsman at August 15, 2013 03:59 PM (z9HTb)

57

That jetpack is missing one thing.

 

JETS!

 

Ducted fans AREN'T jets.

 

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at August 15, 2013 08:55 PM (83xuc)

 

That puts the "jet"pack about 53 pieces ahead of the New York Jersey Jets.

Posted by: steveegg at August 15, 2013 04:00 PM (o44nj)

58 As little Timmy Wilson once sang, where the fuck is my jet pack?

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at August 15, 2013 04:00 PM (HVff2)

59 Rush hit the nail on the head comparing muzzies upset about insults to their prophet/religion and the libtards upset about insults to theirs. 

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:00 PM (/jHWN)

60 >>> and the Economist, a magazine dedicated to the proposition that boringness is next to godliness Ace, that was my favorite line. Seeya tomorrow.

Posted by: L, elle at August 15, 2013 04:00 PM (0PiQ4)

61 Bears are noisy. They grunt and huff and fart. Oh do they fart! They stink to high heaven. They have halitosis and always shit stuck on their bear heinys. Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 08:59 PM (JBCFN) We're doing the best we can!

Posted by: Charmin at August 15, 2013 04:00 PM (8JbVT)

62 Gonna beat that fake bear with a fake club because it looks like a fake baby seal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 15, 2013 04:00 PM (kWSVQ)

63 The Black Female Democrat uses the Dixie Chicks as an example of the Right's overreaction when they ridiculed President Bush-- but she ignores the fact that we weren't calling for the government to engage in retribution and harassment.

Posted by: zsasz at August 15, 2013 04:01 PM (MMC8r)

64 Dem judge caught planting drugs to frame lover's husband.

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201308150046


Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 15, 2013 04:01 PM (yLe+f)

65 Don’t forget that the polar bear is going to grow up, but it is adorable now.

Posted by: CarolT


Not if you freeze dry 'em.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at August 15, 2013 04:01 PM (c3xwz)

66 So there's this guy in town who occasionally whips out this rectangular parachute attached to a chair with a big fuckin fan on the back, and he rides the thing back and forth over the lake like a boss. Doesn't make nearly as much noise as that jet pack thingy.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 15, 2013 04:01 PM (hpYnL)

67 While it is gratifying to see someone actually pull their head out of their butt long enough to take a breath, Jehmu Greene still got it wrong.  The Dixie Chicks were rejected by their fans.  Their label didn't drop them, and The Grand Ole Opry didn't say they could never perform there again. 

Posted by: no good deed at August 15, 2013 04:02 PM (WmLrU)

68

We're doing the best we can!

Posted by: Charmin at August 15, 2013 09:00 PM (8JbVT)

 

Do better.

Posted by: The Rabbit at August 15, 2013 04:02 PM (lr3d7)

69 Ja. Sure you are cute when youngster but zen mommy treats you like shit and you turn to zee drugs and suddenly you're "dangerous".

Posted by: zombie knut at August 15, 2013 04:02 PM (4qnX5)

70 50 ( which we did everyday.. about 1/2 mile each way ) Yeah, but it was uphill each way so it was more like 2 miles. But that's nothing. When I was in grade school we had to walk 5 miles each way through 3' of snow even in May. And there were flying polar bears taking our lunch and raking us with polar bear claws. I have the scars to prove it.

Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 04:03 PM (EO34X)

71 It's also amusing that The Economist just couldn't bring themselves to print the words "free market capitalism." 

Posted by: no good deed at August 15, 2013 04:04 PM (WmLrU)

72

The Black Female Democrat uses the Dixie Chicks as an example of the Right's overreaction when they ridiculed President Bush-- but she ignores the fact that we weren't calling for the government to engage in retribution and harassment.

 

Consistency of thought is   not their strength.

 

OK,  sewn baby bear clubbers, it's time for   football   and more alcohol.

 

Y'all have fun and   try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 15, 2013 04:04 PM (0HooB)

73 You ever notice how WHITE them polar bear crackas is?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at August 15, 2013 04:04 PM (MMC8r)

74 @63..  exactly the point.   There were upset FANS and radio listeners reacting to the Dixie's but no "white" group or organization I can remember that made statements.  There was no official ban nor sensitivity training and certainly no one was fired.   But to a prog/libtard I'm sure the differences are indistinguishable.  Just because shut up.

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:04 PM (/jHWN)

75 This country is full of shit.

I'm out. Discuss.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at August 15, 2013 04:05 PM (1s+91)

76 I can't believe anyone thought that was a real baby polar bear.

Posted by: logprof at August 15, 2013 04:05 PM (K577F)

77 Egypt's final nail in its coffin happened this week.

As I've stated on here before, the biggest issue facing Egypt was their economy- they are actually starving now; they cannot afford to pay their food bill as it is.  They have had to take out IMF loans to get food shipments- and they will need more loans to get more shipments- and soon.   And they have no 'functioning' government that any IMF entity will want to loan to.

So, soon, the food rationing will begin.

Then, the food riots.

This is where the MB will make hay- funding and feeding THEIR supporters; that organizing ability is what set them apart, sets others like them (see: Syria) apart from other groups- they are able to get basics and staples to people, who in turn support them just to survive.

No tourist is about to enter Egypt and expect to live long- not for a long, long time.  They realize this- this is why the military is trying to 'shortcut' things and take on violence now, rather than draw it out, and TRY to stabilize things.  Ain't gonna work.

By Christmas, we will start to see these problems surface there- NO tourists, families depending on foreign workers sending money home (see: Mexico) to feed themselves; problem will be, even if they have some small resources, those families won't have any food to buy. 

It.just.won't.exist.

Posted by: Mr Wolf at August 15, 2013 04:05 PM (UIAT6)

78 Black female democrat? Is there any of kind of black female?

Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 04:05 PM (EO34X)

79 A 75 square foot house?

http://tinyurl.com/lltzuvz


Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 15, 2013 04:06 PM (yLe+f)

80 Bears will eat damn near anything, ran across a sheet of plastic roughly 3 foot by 2. It must of had something worth eating because it passed through the bear. How did we know? It had lost of bear crap in the creases.

Posted by: bob from table9 at August 15, 2013 04:06 PM (H7qrs)

81 76 I can't believe anyone thought that was a real baby polar bear. Posted by: logprof at August 15, 2013 09:05 PM (K577F) ---- Qallunaat.

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 04:08 PM (aH+zP)

82 Polar Bears? You'll get Pubic Bears and you'll like it!

Posted by: USA at August 15, 2013 04:08 PM (VIaw0)

83 Yip, you mentioned the other day, Joe Barton's town hall meetings. Are you in the area of the first two?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 15, 2013 04:08 PM (6QhWw)

84 Cool facts about the actor that plays Hank: He graduated from Harvard. His wife went to UCLA but graduated from Harvard Law. His wife's specialty is real estate law. Both have real estate licenses and specialized in ranch and farm properties. His wife stopped practicing law. They have 5 kids. As hard as I looked, I could find no political affiliation for either. Hank is going to kill everybody on the show except Holly, Marie, and Walt jr.

Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 04:09 PM (JBCFN)

85 Well, I don't want to fight over nominees for an election that may never happen at this rate. I want to tell you all to go to your local county or state fair. I went to mine today and my mood was significantly improved after an hour wandering through 4H stalls, crafts, veggies, quilts, and whatnot. Very wholesome. Renewed my faith in Americans.

Posted by: Y-not at August 15, 2013 04:09 PM (5H6zj)

86 Polar bear: The other white meat.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 15, 2013 04:09 PM (VlXYw)

87 Invade all of the Mooslim countries that don't have democracy and invest hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives so that in 50 years, they don't have a democracy.

Posted by: MoeRon at August 15, 2013 04:09 PM (XdK8k)

88 Bears will eat damn near anything...... :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: They've got nothing on Labrador and Golden Retrievers.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 04:10 PM (aOnaK)

89 I thought food was rationed in Egypt now , something like 400 calories a day?

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:10 PM (z4WKX)

90 Speaking of fat fucks, bears & jet packs. Hope that fat fuck Chrissy Krispecreme gets eaten by a bear & the bear jet packs off to the Artic There is no way in hell I will vote for that fucker and no way the GOP gets a dime from me. I'm not a mega donor but I sure can use a few hundred bucks in a better way.

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at August 15, 2013 04:10 PM (HVff2)

91 That jetpack is missing one thing. JETS! Ducted fans AREN'T jets. Posted by: Comrade Arthur at August 15, 2013 08:55 PM (83xuc) And any flying machine that relies solely on engine thrust to remain airborne ceases to be a flying machine at the instant its engine cuts out, and reverts to its alter ego, which is "brick".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 04:10 PM (UWXeN)

92 @70 Posted by: Angel with a sword

Heh...  you know when I was walking all those years I would have sworn we had to walk 5 miles!  It's funny to me how sense of distance for a kid ( just like time ) is so different.  Once you get a bike, it changes, and then really when you get a car... and the difference in being the driver on road trip and being a kid as a passenger along for the ride.. 

 I remember some of the trips we used to take and it seems like an eternity of license plate game, daydreaming, fighting with one another and exciting stops at Stucky's!  heh

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:10 PM (/jHWN)

93 Polar bear: The other white meat. You forgot the "George Zimmerman", the Hispanic white meat.

Posted by: MoeRon at August 15, 2013 04:11 PM (XdK8k)

94 Gelb Kupinsky built the first jetpack in Peruvia in 1979. Unfortunately they always exploded after reaching peak altitude. Which is why to this day Peruvianians celebrate their Independence Day by strapping the elderly into a Kupinsky jetpack and sending them up into the sky. The resulting fireworks are quite entertaining.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 15, 2013 04:12 PM (V1ZIU)

95 >>no way the GOP gets a dime from me I am seriously reconsidering ever making another political donation again after reading that article from Romney's fundraiser. I had no idea those ass wipes charge commission. That's verboten in charitable fundraising. No wonder people are always assuming development officers work on commission.

Posted by: Y-not at August 15, 2013 04:12 PM (5H6zj)

96 Trust me. Once you've had Kodiak, you'll never go back.

Posted by: zombie knut at August 15, 2013 04:12 PM (4qnX5)

97 All right! The 21st Century has finally arrived. Personal jetpacks, and big rockets landing like they did in 1950s sci-fi movies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t15vP1PyoA Now all we need are flying cars and moving sidewalks.

Posted by: rickl at August 15, 2013 04:13 PM (sdi6R)

98 A 75 square foot house? Luxury....!

Posted by: A Yorkshireman at August 15, 2013 04:13 PM (MMC8r)

99

Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 09:09 PM (JBCFN)

 

Huh?

Posted by: rd at August 15, 2013 04:14 PM (D+lxs)

100 Help! Global warmening!

Posted by: The Littleist Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 04:14 PM (Dwehj)

101 @70 Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 09:03 PM (EO34X) Pfft. In Peruvian grade schools, polar bears have you for lunch every day.

Posted by: Hal at August 15, 2013 04:14 PM (2wZs/)

102 91  And any flying machine that relies solely on engine thrust to remain airborne ceases to be a flying machine at the instant its engine cuts out, and reverts to its alter ego, which is "brick".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 09:10 PM (UWXeN)

See: helicopter

These become *streamlined* bricks...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at August 15, 2013 04:14 PM (UIAT6)

103 Hope that fat fuck Chrissy Krispecreme gets eaten by a bear & the bear jet packs off to the Artic ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I really like walrus and seal but Christie is too fatty for me. If I had a George Forman Grill big enough, then maybe.

Posted by: Jet Packin' Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 04:14 PM (aOnaK)

104 There is no way in hell I will vote for that fucker and no way the GOP gets a dime from me. I'm not a mega donor but I sure can use a few hundred bucks in a better way. Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at August 15, 2013 09:10 PM (HVff2) He was a big hit with the GOP in Boston today. I cant’ stand Christie either & won’t vote for himl

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:15 PM (z4WKX)

105 In Peruvia you can shoot black bears on sight without a hunting licence as long as they're "looking funny at you" and smell of Skittles.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at August 15, 2013 04:15 PM (4qnX5)

106 The stunt guy with the wing suit went splat today. I am betting that he had a GoPro HD cam on his head so the whole thing was recorded. Who would want to see that footage? Not me.

Posted by: navybrat at August 15, 2013 04:15 PM (6msQC)

107 On Insty . One of the duck dynasty guys got temporarily kicked out of a hotel in Nueva York . Mistaken for a hobo . Laughingly referred to the incident as facial profiling . Good sport about it , just like you'd expect . Dude ain't no Oprah .

Posted by: awkward davies at August 15, 2013 04:16 PM (WK8VM)

108 @83 Ref Joe Barton..  I'm in north Arlington so I was going to go to the one downtown Arlington for sure.  I had a thought of going to at least one of the others too, but haven't decided. 

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:16 PM (/jHWN)

109 Yip word man describes my way gone younger years perfectly

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August 15, 2013 04:16 PM (MgHVV)

110 Vote Democrat in 2014 and there will be jet packs for everybody!

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 15, 2013 04:17 PM (VlXYw)

111 >>He was a big hit with the GOP in Boston today. Shit, man, the UTAH GOP was pimping him last year. Gave the keynote at the governor's dinner. Nauseating.

Posted by: Y-not at August 15, 2013 04:17 PM (5H6zj)

112 Anything happen today? You guys playin' cards? Is that cake?

Posted by: Jones in CO at August 15, 2013 04:17 PM (8sCoq)

113 Yip, Ah to be ten again, days without end and trees to climb and baseball.

Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 04:18 PM (EO34X)

114 Go fish.

Posted by: The Littleist Polar Bear at August 15, 2013 04:18 PM (Dwehj)

115 Big Brother's on yall. Jessie sho is fine.

Posted by: Craig Poe at August 15, 2013 04:18 PM (BVkEs)

116 They had jetpacks back in the 60s-- remember Lost In Space? Peroxide fueled, I believe, with a runtime of something like 30 seconds. And yeah, pretty much daring the universe to kill you.

Posted by: zsasz at August 15, 2013 04:18 PM (MMC8r)

117 78 Black female democrat? Is there any of kind of black female?

Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 09:05 PM (EO34X)



Yes.

Posted by: Mia Love at August 15, 2013 04:19 PM (K577F)

118 Is there any other kind of black female? --- Um. Hi.

Posted by: Stacy Dash at August 15, 2013 04:20 PM (GmTxn)

119 Speaking of silly forms of transportation. I saw someone using a segway this week.

Posted by: Y-not at August 15, 2013 04:20 PM (5H6zj)

120 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 09:10 PM (UWXeN) See: helicopterThese become *streamlined* bricks... Posted by: Mr Wolf at August 15, 2013 09:14 PM (UIAT6) Helicopters can "autorotate", that is use airspeed to make the rotor turn, a maneuver that is analogous to gliding to dead-stick landing in a fixed-wing airplane. But if the engine failure occurs at low altitude, and with insufficient airspeed, there is no window of time and space to convert altitude to airspeed, and you are hooped, fixed-wing or rotary wing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 04:21 PM (UWXeN)

121 They had the jet pack in the beginning of that one Bond film too... and Gilligans Island...  and Johnny Quest had 'em... and shit man...they were right there.... only a matter of a year or two and we've have them too!!!   Damn!

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:21 PM (/jHWN)

122 I saw the guy flying around with a jetpack at the 1964 World's Fair. The technology is as mature as it's ever gonna get. If they were the least bit practical, Honda and Toyota would sell them for $25,000 and they'd go 100,000 miles between tune ups.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 04:21 PM (aOnaK)

123 Ynot Prolly has a prius in the garage. What a tool

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August 15, 2013 04:22 PM (MgHVV)

124 I’m trying to decide what I might be able to eat. I’ve been sick since Sunday.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:22 PM (z4WKX)

125 Glad to know there are black females that are not democrats. Thanks for the correction. I am sincerely humbled.

Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 04:22 PM (EO34X)

126 Black female democrat? Is there any of kind of black female? Posted by: Angel with a sword Dr Ada Fisher

Posted by: traye at August 15, 2013 04:22 PM (x2FZF)

127 I was curious about dinosaur poop. I went looking thru google images and thought it would be much larger. You know - turds the size of cars. Alas no... They do make jewelry out of it which I guess is sort of cool.

Posted by: Waldo at August 15, 2013 04:23 PM (JBCFN)

128 Which is why to this day Peruvianians celebrate their Independence Day by strapping the elderly into a Kupinsky jetpack and sending them up into the sky. The resulting fireworks are quite entertaining. Newsletter?!

Posted by: Death Panel at August 15, 2013 04:23 PM (QePBU)

129 @108- I am going to the first two and possibly the one in Ennis. Still trying  to decide on a question or just give him my copy of  Liberty and Tyranny.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 15, 2013 04:24 PM (6QhWw)

130 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rocket_Belt "It has been used in presentations at Disneyland and at the 1984 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies. It has also been seen in movies and on television. This type of rocket belt was used in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. It also made an appearance in the Lost in Space television series as well as the 1976 CBS Saturday morning children's live action TV show "Ark II" ."

Posted by: zsasz at August 15, 2013 04:25 PM (MMC8r)

131 Weather Channel is having a show on airplane collisions.  Wow talk about wandering far from what you are supposed to cover...

But the first is from 2006 in Brazil.  A 737 and Embraer corporate jet.  ATCs put them both at same altitude.  The Embraer jet pilots somehow fail to notice their transponder has switched off and operating in radio dead zones so this persisted for 50 minutes thus disabling TCAS.  But somehow the pilots of both planes, even though they are doing a head on, miss spotting each other.  So the Embraer winglet slices off part of the 737 wing.  The 737 crashes killing all aboard.  How in all of blue Hades do the pilots miss a 737 growing larger in their windscreen? 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 15, 2013 04:25 PM (flLTe)

132 Obligatory George Michael w/jetpack vs. Tobias Mole:


http://youtu.be/vfRklobwkXk

Posted by: mugiwara at August 15, 2013 04:25 PM (hpYnL)

133 Feeling a little flat, tonight.

Posted by: That Stunt Guy at August 15, 2013 04:25 PM (Dwehj)

134 124 I’m trying to decide what I might be able to eat. I’ve been sick since Sunday. Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM (z4WKX) BRAT Banana Rice Applesauce Toast

Posted by: USA at August 15, 2013 04:26 PM (VIaw0)

135 OMFG that's nothing like a jetpack. It's a Platform ROV, and the first one like that I saw was when I was a kid. In the 60s or early 70s I think there was a platform with a passenger tested, stability was an issue. The stability thing *is* one thing we're a lot better at, lots of multi-fan toys and camera platforms now. The reason we don't have jetpacks with available technologies isn't because someone didn't find the right combinations, there is new shit that has to be done before we get there. Flying cars is kind of a budget / regulation morass. It's not even crazy hard, though we are kind of pushing existing technologies a little far with that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at August 15, 2013 04:26 PM (qyfb5)

136 125 Glad to know there are black females that are not democrats. Thanks for the correction. I am sincerely humbled.

Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM (EO34X)



--Star Parker


Also, Rev. MLK's niece Dr.Alveda King, while maybe not a non-Democrat, is very pro-life and decidedly not 100% on board with Wendy Davis.

Posted by: logprof at August 15, 2013 04:26 PM (K577F)

137 Lost in Space ::::::::::::::::::::::: Mmmmmmm.....Angela Cartwright. *sigh*.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 04:27 PM (aOnaK)

138 "Since we're having the Chris Christie/Rand Paul fight, why not let Chris Christie and Rand Paul join in"

Let's not, and say we did.

I seriously don't give a single solitary shit what Crist-ie has to say.

I keep reading pieces about how Crist-ie is trying to "mend fences" with the right.

That fence isn't mendable. It was run over with a Mack truck, then cut up with a chainsaw, then fed through a wood chipper, then the chips burned, and the ashes salted with radioactive waste, and shot into deep space.

Seriously. A guy who gave Barack Obama a big adoring wet sloppy public rim job on the eve of one of the most important elections in the nation's history is not someone I'll ever back for anything. Ever. EVAR.

Crist-ie needs to just go ahead and make his party switch now.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 15, 2013 04:28 PM (gqT4g)

139 Shit, man, the UTAH GOP was pimping him last year. Gave the keynote at the governor's dinner. Nauseating. Posted by: Y-not at August 15, 2013 09:17 PM (5H6zj) Yip, those fools think he’s the most popular governor in the country! He won in a blue state with 77% of the vote. I read in remarks from Preibus yesterday. Reince has his head on backwards. He doesn’t know the moderate republicans here from the fake republicans like Gabriel Gomez. He said yesterday that he has a future in The GOP! I had a letter from him and started to write back why I wouldn’t give to them but then threw it out. I am sure I’ll get another. He only has to do a search on Gomez to know he’s a phony!

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:28 PM (z4WKX)

140 How in all of blue Hades do the pilots miss a 737 growing larger in their windscreen? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 15, 2013 09:25 PM (flLTe) Two words: Federal Deficit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at August 15, 2013 04:28 PM (qyfb5)

141 Sorry I meant to answer Y-Not instead of Yip @ 139. I was thinking of Yip posting about being a kid in the 1960s. i was too. Times were different.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:29 PM (z4WKX)

142 134 124 I’m trying to decide what I might be able to eat. I’ve been sick since Sunday. Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM (z4WKX) BRAT -- Sorry you've been sick, CarolT. Mr Moxie had gastro issues for almost a week, too. Fortunately now over. Add to the BRAT recommendations rice pudding (made with low fat milk), hard boiled eggs.

Posted by: Y-not at August 15, 2013 04:30 PM (5H6zj)

143 --Star Parker Also, Rev. MLK's niece Dr.Alveda King, while maybe not a non-Democrat, is very pro-life and decidedly not 100% on board with Wendy Davis. Posted by: logprof at August 15, 2013 09:26 PM (K577F) Angela McGlowan (I think I have her last name spelled right) often appears on Fox News. I believe she ran for Congress a few years ago.

Posted by: Vendette at August 15, 2013 04:30 PM (8JbVT)

144 There was a black female conservative I had never heard of who posted something on Twitter that the left dealt with in their usual tolerant manner. Maybe we're making progress.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 15, 2013 04:30 PM (VlXYw)

145 How is no one mentioning me in the black female non-democrat discussion?

Posted by: Condi Rice at August 15, 2013 04:32 PM (GmTxn)

146 Glad to know there are black females that are not democrats. Thanks for the correction. I am sincerely humbled. Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM (EO34X) Not to mention our own Baldilocks, I Be That Chick, a couple of others here, as well as Star Parker, Crystal Wright, and a lot more I'm not thinking of at the moment because my memory sucks.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at August 15, 2013 04:32 PM (qyfb5)

147 @131  Anna..

At cruise there is very little to look and the closure rate mitigates ability to maneuver to avoid collision.  I remember there were other issues with that incident... and they involved ATC, but don't remember the particulars. 

The Weather Channel has morphed into Global Warming / hotcoldwetdry channel and disasters channel.  Who needs to watch a weather channel anymore with everyone online now?   They have a marginalized business model and I bet their viewership has been declining since the late 90's as more and more people got online.

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:32 PM (/jHWN)

148 Posted by: USA at August 15, 2013 09:26 PM (VIaw0) Thanks USA, but I have none of those in the house. I never eat toast and only want it when I”m sick. I should buy a loaf of bread and put in ziplock bags in the freezer for times like this. Thanks again.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:32 PM (z4WKX)

149 But, it's pretty obvious why Crist-ie keeps popping up.

The media are doing their absolutely classic Lucy-with-the-football routine.

Which is to say, they're putting out a steady and none too quiet drumbeat about how Crist-ie is the "only electable candidate with crossover appeal" for the GOP in 2016, and that everyone to his right is a rabidly mouth-frothing psychotic unelectable loon.

The media will cynically play this game of backing the most leftward of the GOP bloc right up until the primaries are over and their preferred candidate is the nominee. Then they'll turn on that nominee and savage him ruthlessly.

So between independents and moderates who are put off by the post-primary savaging by the media, and the conservative base being put off by a squishy RINO at the top of the ticket, it produces enough vote loss to ensure a Democratic win.

And just as with the classic Lucy-and-the-football, the Charlie Browns of the GOP fall for this same scam cycle after cycle and never learn. McQueeg '08, Romneybot '12, Crist-ie '16, all the same bullshit from the same source.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 15, 2013 04:34 PM (gqT4g)

150 144 There was a black female conservative I had never heard of who posted something on Twitter that the left dealt with in their usual tolerant manner. Maybe we're making progress.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 15, 2013 09:30 PM (VlXYw)


--and I'm noting only those prominently in the public arena.  There are also our own baldilocks and chique d'afrique.

Posted by: logprof at August 15, 2013 04:34 PM (K577F)

151 Bearnado!  

Posted by: mrp at August 15, 2013 04:35 PM (HjPtV)

152 Bad news. garrett's girl friend is cheating on him. @DudeInABearSuit Pretty sure I'm in love, guys. pic.twitter.com/TAagkTIkm2

Posted by: Y-not at August 15, 2013 04:36 PM (5H6zj)

153 137 Lost in Space ::::::::::::::::::::::: Mmmmmmm.....Angela Cartwright. *sigh*. Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 09:27 PM (aOnaK) Her name came up on a recent ONT and I did a little digging. She has a cool website. In fact, she has several cool websites. And she's still quite attractive. http://acartwrightstudio.blogspot.com/ She has tons of links there.

Posted by: rickl at August 15, 2013 04:38 PM (sdi6R)

154 And just as with the classic Lucy-and-the-football, the Charlie Browns of the GOP fall for this same scam cycle after cycle and never learn. McQueeg '08, Romneybot '12, Crist-ie '16, all the same bullshit from the same source. Posted by: torquewrench at August 15, 2013 09:34 PM (gqT4g) Preibus is praising that fat fool here in Boston this week, torque wrench. Don’t you the GOP Chairman shouldn’t pump up fools? You don’t live here or you would know Gomez is a Dem but ran as R The GOP Chairman should know that.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:38 PM (z4WKX)

155 Greene also once called Tucker Carlson a "bowtie wearin' white boy" in the middle of a debate with him on, I believe, Megen Kelly's show. She has her moments.

Posted by: Ktgreat: assho at August 15, 2013 04:38 PM (1mKY1)

156 Hmm. Black, female, non-Democrat.

Sorry. Drawing a blank here.

Posted by: Mia Love at August 15, 2013 04:39 PM (m0h0I)

157 I think the fact that we can name most of the well known black females-who-are-not-democrats is kinda the point. Just like there have been a handful of liberals (Chris Hitchens, Ron Silver) that understand/understood the need to fight the Islamic threat overrzides other disagreements with conservatives. Both are pretty exclusive groups, though.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 04:40 PM (aOnaK)

158 Up in the sky!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  No!  It's a 600 pound grizzly bear!

Posted by: mrp at August 15, 2013 04:40 PM (HjPtV)

159

Well...

Star Parker

Stacey Dash

Erika Harold

Barb Davis White

Sophia Nelson

Alveda King

Amy Holmes

Angela McGlowan

Michelle Bernard

Mia Love

Acquanetta Warren

Renee Amoore

Tara Wall

My wife

to name a few...

Posted by: CAC at August 15, 2013 04:41 PM (204cS)

160 garrett's girl friend is cheating on him


garret is a yiffer? Explains a lot.

Posted by: fluffy at August 15, 2013 04:42 PM (z9HTb)

161 Posted by: rickl at August 15, 2013 09:38 PM (sdi6R) I loved Lost in Space, thanks for link! Carol Thanks for advice on what to eat. I don’t have any of those things in my house and my older brother who lives in apt. downstairs doesn’t either.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:43 PM (z4WKX)

162 @ha` via WP

Breaking: Audit found NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 04:43 PM (nqBYe)

163 I think the fact that we can name most of the well known black females-who-are-not-democrats is kinda the point. Just like there have been a handful of liberals (Chris Hitchens, Ron Silver) that understand/understood the need to fight the Islamic threat overrzides other disagreements with conservatives. Both are pretty exclusive groups, though.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 09:40 PM (aOnaK)


--Well, yeah, but denying that they exist is foolish.

There are probably many more who are closeted.

Posted by: logprof at August 15, 2013 04:43 PM (K577F)

164 Hey, guys!

Posted by: Peaches at August 15, 2013 04:44 PM (8lmkt)

165 The reason we don't have jetpacks with available technologies isn't because someone didn't find the right combinations, there is new shit that has to be done before we get there. Flying cars is kind of a budget / regulation morass. It's not even crazy hard, though we are kind of pushing existing technologies a little far with that. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 15, 2013 09:26 PM (qyfb5) At least the Bell Jetpack relied upon a pretty well foolproof chemical decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. No pumps, IIRC, no motors, just a few valves. But that doesn't alter the fact that any aircraft that relies upon engine thrust alone to remain aloft has to have a 100% reliable engine. Everybody thinks they want a flying car. At least, everybody is in love with the notion of a flying car. Who hasn't sat in a car on a gridlocked freeway, and wished they could push a button, haul back on the steering wheel, and soar off into the sky, leaving all the other poor bastards to fume in the traffic? But none of the flying cars ever offered to the market have had that capability, and if they did have it, it would be illegal to use it anyway. Can you imagine a dozen people doing that in a one-mile stretch of freeway, none of them looking behind or above them, and imagine the mid-air collisions raining soccer moms down upon the ground-bound peasants? Which raises the question, if you had a flight-capable car, why would you even enter a freeway at all, when you could fly directly from Point A to Point B? A true "flying car", and by that I mean a flying vehicle that could replace the car in all uses, wouldn't even need wheels. Levitate off the ground at Point A, cruise through the air to Point B, settle down to the ground, and get out and do your business. You could even levitate it into the garage. Wheels would be as useless as tits on a boar hog.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 04:44 PM (UWXeN)

166 The worst thing about jetpacks and flying cars would be all the other jetpacks and flying cars... heh

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:46 PM (/jHWN)

167 At least, everybody is in love with the notion of a flying car. Who hasn't sat in a car on a gridlocked freeway, and wished they could push a button, haul back on the steering wheel, and soar off into the sky, leaving all the other poor bastards to fume in the traffic?

I do not want a flying car and I definitely don't want anyone else to have one.  All I've ever really wanted was some kind of heavy duty laser beam on the Jeep of Death, whereby I could vaporize those who irk me.

Posted by: Peaches at August 15, 2013 04:46 PM (8lmkt)

168 Aaaahhhh children. The reason for living and the reason for drinking.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 04:46 PM (GEICT)

169 AOP you are now dissing transgendered hogs

Posted by: bob from table9 at August 15, 2013 04:46 PM (H7qrs)

170 See ya later , you guys have a good evening

Posted by: Yip at August 15, 2013 04:47 PM (/jHWN)

171 Bye Yip! Have a good night!

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:49 PM (z4WKX)

172 >All I've ever really wanted was some kind of heavy duty laser beam on the Jeep of Death, whereby I could vaporize those who irk me.


I would like a forward-mounted M60 on my motorcycle. I think a .50 would shake the bike too much, and it doesn't lend itself to one-handed operation

Posted by: Jones in CO at August 15, 2013 04:49 PM (8sCoq)

173 John McCain tickled the fuzz. Mitt Romney cupped the balls. Chris Christie? That fat bastard is gonna throat it without missing a drop! I just know it! I've already booked an underage male escort in the Lincoln bedroom!

Posted by: Deep Pocketed, Porn Lovin, Rovian Republican! at August 15, 2013 04:50 PM (AzwZn)

174 134 124 I’m trying to decide what I might be able to eat. I’ve been sick since Sunday.
Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM (z4WKX)

BRAT
Banana
Rice
Applesauce
Toast

Posted by: USA at August 15, 2013 09:26 PM (VIaw0)


Clear Gatorade if you can find it (the green, not so much). Ginger ale. Crakas.


If you are not better tomorrow you may want to see your obamacare specialist. I had food poisoning a decade ago. Diet did not improve anything. Keep in mind I typically am not ill (except when flying overseas this summer as I like to make a grand entrance overseas). Anyway, although I had passed out cold the night before, which I had never done before or since, and was as pale as a corpse, the doc later told me I "did not appear sick enough to have salmonella" when he called me when lab results finally came in after delays due to...drumroll...anthrax in Floriduh. Had I vomited I would have been more impressive! Thanks! I later fired him for other reasons unrelated to this special time in my life. Fortunately I read that you either get better without antibiotic or it can become typhoid or something, which was wunderbar for my neurosis.For the first time in my life an antibiotic made a difference with first dose (Cipro). Anyway, Miss Cheryl, you should be improving with diet measures and if you are not I'd go to doc tomorrow. After all, in addition to being an aging supermodel I am also a nurse when not a train detective specializing in derailments.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 15, 2013 04:51 PM (baL2B)

175 >>>Aaaahhhh children. The reason for living and the reason for drinking Roger that. Bottle of wine gave it life valiantly for my sanity. Now, a bottle of cognac is fixing to do the same.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 04:51 PM (ZFinx)

176 AOP you are now dissing transgendered hogs Posted by: bob from table9 at August 15, 2013 09:46 PM (H7qrs) Damn right I'll diss transgendered hogs. Transgendered hogs cannot make bacon, and bacon is the reason for why there are hogs in the first place.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 04:51 PM (UWXeN)

177 I see Jesse Jr and the Mrs get an expense paid trip to Club Fed. Wonder if he gets the same bunk as his predecessor in congress, Mel Reynolds. What we need is an Illinois Politician prison. Would save on gas by letting families carpool on visiting day. Overcrowding would always be a problem, though

Posted by: We are all rodeo clowns now at August 15, 2013 04:53 PM (JvEFf)

178 Can you imagine a dozen people doing that in a one-mile stretch of freeway, none of them looking behind or above them, and imagine the mid-air collisions raining soccer moms down upon the ground-bound peasants?

As a firm believer in the Darwin Awards, I figure a few weeks of this and the Democrat Party would be extinct.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 15, 2013 04:53 PM (OevbG)

179 Well Priebus put his dick in his mouth this past weekend. Even his WIs talk radio buds are giving him grief. Another reason not to donate. Im so pissed. We use to be a country with a rule of law, no more.

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at August 15, 2013 04:53 PM (HVff2)

180 I'm outta here, later morons

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August 15, 2013 04:54 PM (MgHVV)

181 Aaaahhhh children. The reason for living and the reason for drinking. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 09:46 PM (GEICT) And often the drinking brings more of them into the land of the living.

Posted by: Vendette at August 15, 2013 04:54 PM (8JbVT)

182 Roger that. Bottle of wine gave it life valiantly for my sanity. Now, a bottle of cognac is fixing to do the same. Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 09:51 PM (ZFinx) What's your vector Victor? I'm polishing off a bottle of smirnoff that was in the fridge. You know that awkward spot where there's too much vodka for one large drink but not enough for two decent ones? That's where I was. Care to guess how that went?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 04:54 PM (GEICT)

183 168 Aaaahhhh children. The reason for living and the reason for drinking. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 09:46 PM (GEICT) Alcohol: The cause of, and the solution to, all of life's problems. --Homer Simpson

Posted by: rickl at August 15, 2013 04:55 PM (sdi6R)

184 And often the drinking brings more of them into the land of the living. Posted by: Vendette at August 15, 2013 09:54 PM (8JbVT) Not in the 1981 house it doesn't.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 04:55 PM (GEICT)

185 Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 15, 2013 09:51 PM (baL2B) Thanks ChristyBlinky, I do have saltines & Ritz Crackers. I have had saltines only. it’s not easy to have all these things when you live alone. Half the time they expire.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 04:57 PM (z4WKX)

186
Was that really Mia Love?  If so, Hi Mia...you got robbed.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 15, 2013 04:57 PM (qM18f)

187 SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS!
-----------------------------
Myself and two other guys were on a short camping trick. One morning one of them was pulling on his SmartWool socks, which have a prominent logo. The other guy looked at them and said, "They couldn't have been too smart, they wound up as socks."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 04:59 PM (aDwsi)

188 124 I’m trying to decide what I might be able to eat. I’ve been sick since Sunday. Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM (z4WKX) Lobster Wagyu beef More Lobster

Posted by: Visitor in Martha's Vinyard at August 15, 2013 04:59 PM (VIaw0)

189 >>>You know that awkward spot where there's too much vodka for one large drink but not enough for two decent ones? I don't understand the question.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 04:59 PM (ZFinx)

190 Posted by: Visitor in Martha's Vinyard at August 15, 2013 09:59 PM (VIaw0)

Speaking of which, there was a post on WZ noting that for security reasons they'd basically closed down the downtown of the city the grifters are staying in.  During peak tourist season, when they make the large majority of their money for the year.

So several small businesses may go under just because of the grifter family vacation.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 15, 2013 05:00 PM (OevbG)

191 I don't understand the question. Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 09:59 PM (ZFinx) Allow me to clarify. Not too much vodka period. That's not possible. But the amount in the bottle means you either leave a tiny bit, good for very little, or you make yourself a massive drink with faaaaar more booze than mixer. Which could screw with the taste.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 05:01 PM (GEICT)

192 "If you are not better tomorrow you may want to see your obamacare specialist."

And if she's not better by the day after that, I'll recommend referral to hospice.

Posted by: Your Obamacare Specialist at August 15, 2013 05:01 PM (gqT4g)

193 Good night 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: USA at August 15, 2013 05:01 PM (VIaw0)

194 It's 2200 and my little reason for living just now went to sleep.(he's almost 2) Little guy fights like a honey badger when it's nite nite time. I don't know where he gets a temper like he has, I am all sweet and nice all the time.

Posted by: traye at August 15, 2013 05:02 PM (x2FZF)

195 Wow. >>NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds http://tinyurl.com/lxjmhxp These phony scandals are starting to get out of hand.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2013 05:02 PM (g1DWB)

196 185 Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 15, 2013 09:51 PM (baL2B)

Thanks ChristyBlinky, I do have saltines & Ritz Crackers. I have had saltines only. it’s not easy to have all these things when you live alone. Half the time they expire.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 09:57 PM (z4WKX)


I am sorry you are not feeling well and hope you are better soon.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 15, 2013 05:03 PM (baL2B)

197 Not too much vodka period. That's not possible. But the amount in the bottle means you either leave a tiny bit, good for very little, or you make yourself a massive drink with faaaaar more booze than mixer. Which could screw with the taste. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 10:01 PM (GEICT) Sucks when you have only one size of glass, doesn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 05:04 PM (UWXeN)

198 I would like a forward-mounted M60 on my motorcycle. I think a .50 would shake the bike too much, and it doesn't lend itself to one-handed operation
Posted by: Jones
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Rockets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:04 PM (aDwsi)

199 Well Priebus put his dick in his mouth this past weekend. Even his WIs talk radio buds are giving him grief. Another reason not to donate. Im so pissed. We use to be a country with a rule of law, no more. Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at August 15, 2013 09:53 PM (HVff2) Preibus should be replaced with a conservative. I haven’t given to GOP for 7? years. I question it because it’s been so long.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 05:04 PM (z4WKX)

200 >>>Not too much vodka period. That's not possible. But the amount in the bottle means you either leave a tiny bit, good for very little, or you make yourself a massive drink with faaaaar more booze than mixer. Which could screw with the taste. Two choices: a drink and a shot. Or, a bigger glass.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 05:05 PM (ZFinx)

201 ...you make yourself a massive drink with faaaaar more booze than mixer. Which could screw with the taste.
--------------------------------

Okay. I'm not sure I understand the problem here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:06 PM (aDwsi)

202 >>The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents. >>Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2013 05:07 PM (g1DWB)

203 197 Not too much vodka period. That's not possible. But the amount in the bottle means you either leave a tiny bit, good for very little, or you make yourself a massive drink with faaaaar more booze than mixer. Which could screw with the taste.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 10:01 PM (GEICT)


Sucks when you have only one size of glass, doesn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 10:04 PM (UWXeN)


Just drink it straight out of the bottle and then have the mixed drink as a chaser.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 15, 2013 05:09 PM (baL2B)

204 Two choices: a drink and a shot. Or, a bigger glass. Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 10:05 PM (ZFinx) Choice 3: a drink with a 70/30 alcohol to mixer ratio.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 05:09 PM (GEICT)

205 >>>Choice 3: a drink with a 70/30 alcohol to mixer ratio. Wife let you have your balls back for a minute, huh?

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 05:10 PM (ZFinx)

206 Wife let you have your balls back for a minute, huh? Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 10:10 PM (ZFinx) *mumbling* Made it while she wasn't here...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 05:11 PM (GEICT)

207 We need a million-jet pack hover in Washington to save the baby polar bears.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at August 15, 2013 05:12 PM (edmTQ)

208 187 I hope he realized that sheep are not killed to make wool. Otherwise I fear the socks are Smarter than he.

Posted by: GatorGirl at August 15, 2013 05:13 PM (Ccr9r)

209 The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents. >>Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls. Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2013 10:07 PM (g1DWB) But it’s only a phony scandal, it will blow over in a day!

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 05:13 PM (z4WKX)

210 "I would like a forward-mounted M60 on my motorcycle. I think a .50 would shake the bike too much, and it doesn't lend itself to one-handed operation"

In Beirut, where the Lebanese have this stuff down to a science, they put two guys on a powerful two-stroke dirt bike. Front guy drives. Rear guy is the gunner, with a small submachine gun stuffed in his jacket.

That combo can pop out of nowhere in an urban traffic jam, kill a target in an unarmored civilian car, and pop back into nowhere like you would not believe.

Not least because people hear the considerable noise of the two-stroke bike engine revving, which is a familiar annoyance, but one that doesn't cause alarm. And the small gun often is only barely audible if at all over the bark of the two-stroke.

There were apparently many cases where people stuck in traffic sat there honking, before they got out to go give a piece of their mind to the driver in the car that was holding them up. Only to realize that the poor guy was dead right there and they hadn't even noticed it happen right in front of them.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 15, 2013 05:13 PM (gqT4g)

211  @ 186 [Guy Mohawk] -- Sorry. That was my sock.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at August 15, 2013 05:13 PM (m0h0I)

212 jackstraw ,did you notice one of the area codes mentioned ..202 is the North American telephone area code for Washington, D.C.

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:13 PM (nqBYe)

213 >>>>Made it while she wasn't here... I lol'ed. Cougar and I have been discussing the strange phenomenon wherein 6 years ago we got 5ish glasses out of a bottle of wine. Three years ago, it suddenly became 4ish glasses. Now, it's like 3 glasses and a sip. I believe the major variable here is the presence of Princess in the equation.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 05:14 PM (ZFinx)

214 That's not a baby polar bear. That's a type of weasel.

Posted by: EROWMER at August 15, 2013 05:14 PM (OONaw)

215 "Choice 3: a drink with a 70/30 alcohol to mixer ratio."

What is this "mixer" of which you speak?

Is that the stuff that was always clogging the IV drip? I had to get rid of it.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 15, 2013 05:15 PM (gqT4g)

216 We need a million-jet pack hover in Washington to save the Country! To hold Congress, etc hostage to do no harm!

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 05:15 PM (z4WKX)

217 They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that

 resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls...

in washington d.c

makes one wonder, whose were grabbed.. indiscriminately of course.

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:15 PM (nqBYe)

218 Cougar and I have been discussing the strange phenomenon wherein 6 years ago we got 5ish glasses out of a bottle of wine. Three years ago, it suddenly became 4ish glasses. Now, it's like 3 glasses and a sip. I believe the major variable here is the presence of Princess in the equation. Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 10:14 PM (ZFinx) The dog eating dick gargling fuckwad at 1600 Penn Ave might have something to do with it as well. Stress and all that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 05:15 PM (GEICT)

219
no prob DDR the (m0h0I) didn't register.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 15, 2013 05:16 PM (qM18f)

220 I saw a headline about dead fish in mall pond. Maybe the million mooslems will fall in during their march on 9/11 and have the sinus amoeba go to their little brains. #ChristyIsFeelingOrneryAboutDiversivnessCrap

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 15, 2013 05:16 PM (baL2B)

221 CarolT - Now is the wrong time to say this, but in the future, always keep enough near-non-perishable food to see you through an illness.

I lived as a bachelor for a looooong time, and during that time had to battle bouts of flu, one occasion of salmonella, sundry colds, the usual stuff. I learned to always have on hand enough to get myself through 3 or 4 days of not being able to go anywhere. Canned soup is the easiest. When I buy bread, I freeze it, and use the loaf that was already in the freezer next. Check the expiration dates of things like V8 juice, and buy stuff that is good for a year or more, the rotate new stuff in an old stuff out.

Mostly, for the period of a few days, it is only important that you keep your caloric intake up, and that it be with stuff that your system can handle.

I haven't read the entire thread, but if you're having digestive tract problems, then fluids is mighty important. Hope you get better soon

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:17 PM (aDwsi)

222 One thing I was reminded of from Y-not's post about going to the fair.

Liberals HATE it when we are happy. 

Happy, happy, happy!  (Duck Dynasty motto!)

As much as we are angered by what we see in Washington,  and how disgusted we are by the cowards who refuse to defend us,  we cannot go around in a constant state of anger and hatred.  It isn't productive and it is bad for your health.

So,  my suggestion is that everyone,  even if only for a couple of hours,  try to find something which takes your mind off this mess.

Clean a room, take a walk, fix a motor, plant a tree, learn a craft, learn to hunt,  take up a musical instrument,  whatever.

Any bit of positive you do will be a blow to TFG and his minions.    It's how I keep going.

Also,  go to church if you have been absent for a while.  If you are not a church person,  nevermind.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 15, 2013 05:17 PM (GoIUi)

223 Cougar and I have been discussing the strange phenomenon wherein 6 years ago we got 5ish glasses out of a bottle of wine. Three years ago, it suddenly became 4ish glasses. Now, it's like 3 glasses and a sip. I believe the major variable here is the presence of Princess in the equation. Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 10:14 PM (ZFinx) How my folks raised 4 kids (3 years, 9 months from #1 to #4) as a social drinker (dad) and non-drinker (mom), I have no clue.

Posted by: Vendette at August 15, 2013 05:17 PM (8JbVT)

224 >> jackstraw ,did you notice one of the area codes mentioned ..202 is the North American telephone area code for Washington, D.C. Yep. This is really getting scary. Never thought I would see this level of lawlessness in America.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2013 05:17 PM (g1DWB)

225 >>>The dog eating dick gargling fuckwad at 1600 Penn Ave might have something to do with it as well. Stress and all that. Meh. I spend like 3 minutes a day worrying about politics because I figure I'm gonna get fucked no matter what. Ya know, cause I'm productive and shit.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 05:17 PM (ZFinx)

226 They guy that designed the wing suits went in  too. 

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


Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 15, 2013 05:19 PM (yLe+f)

227 Cougar and I have been discussing the strange phenomenon wherein 6 years ago we got 5ish glasses out of a bottle of wine. Three years ago, it suddenly became 4ish glasses. Now, it's like 3 glasses and a sip.
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Global warming. Higher rate of evaporation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:19 PM (aDwsi)

228 Little guy fights like a honey badger when it's nite nite time. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I always called that the witching hour. Works the same with puppies. The closer they get to conking out, the wilder they get.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 05:19 PM (aOnaK)

229 As much as we are angered by what we see in Washington, and how disgusted we are by the cowards who refuse to defend us, we cannot go around in a constant state of anger and hatred. It isn't productive and it is bad for your health. This. I am coming to the realization that a lot of the news is extremely disheartening lately. I know this and I am afraid it will eventually wear away at me. I'd rather forget it and do something else uplifting like Miss !aple suggests.

Posted by: EC at August 15, 2013 05:19 PM (doBIb)

230 My mind seems to lately think the worst possibility.

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:19 PM (nqBYe)

231 Allow me to present unto you, The Great Seal of the Village of Whitesboro, New York:

http://is.gd/3NCETD

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at August 15, 2013 05:19 PM (m0h0I)

232 >In Beirut, where the Lebanese have this stuff down to a science, they put two guys on a powerful two-stroke dirt bike. Front guy drives. Rear guy is the gunner, with a small submachine gun stuffed in his jacket.


shooting from a MC is very problematic for 1 person, mostly because you need both hands to work the bike's controls

Posted by: Jones in CO at August 15, 2013 05:20 PM (8sCoq)

233 Whoops! Marple.

Posted by: EC at August 15, 2013 05:20 PM (doBIb)

234

Peruvian/Andean flute music to calm the nerves. 



http://tinyurl.com/k8ce3fx

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 15, 2013 05:21 PM (pJF+c)

235 >>>How my folks raised 4 kids (3 years, 9 months from #1 to #4) as a social drinker (dad) and non-drinker (mom), I have no clue. My in-laws have 4 kids, 3 years from oldest to youngest. They don't drink. There's just no explaining some people. Seriously, at my house, Thanksgiving involves at least a case of wine, 3-5 bottles of liquor and 3 cases of beer. No one gets any leftovers to take home. At thier house, one bottle of wine is considered plenty for 10 adults.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 05:21 PM (ZFinx)

236 Miss Marple, I have spent a lot of energy on the garden. It has helped to calm me in the worst moments. the grandchildren also help as they are carefree and unconcerned with anything but the next veggie they pick or game to be played.

yes taking a break helps.

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:22 PM (nqBYe)

237 Did y'all see FOX tonight re: the idiotic closing of the dining hall at Walter Reed for our wounded warriors? And how FOX (Jennifer Griffins) raised some hell with officer and they now have it back? I am sure Prancing Pretender signed off it as well as hot meals in Afghanistan. On that note I am going to go watch teevee and pretend there is not three more years of this administration.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 15, 2013 05:22 PM (baL2B)

238 o man i miss dirt biking.

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:23 PM (nqBYe)

239 one bottle of wine is considered plenty for 10 adults.


Posted by: Peaches at August 15, 2013 05:23 PM (8lmkt)

240 So, my suggestion is that everyone, even if only for a couple of hours, try to find something which takes your mind off this mess.
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Heh. Spent this evening with my trusty old McCulloch chainsaw cutting up a maple tree. The sound of a two-stroke laboring, and chips flying, is remarkably therapeutic. Almost as good as splitting wood..., which I find even more therapeutic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:23 PM (aDwsi)

241 At thier house, one bottle of wine is considered plenty for 10 adults. Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 10:21 PM (ZFinx) My in laws don't keep any booze in their homes. Not my FIL and MIL, my older BIL or my younger BIL. You might get a beer at the older BIL's and FIL's houses. And it's going to be some weird craft beer you've never heard of.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 05:24 PM (GEICT)

242 The dog eating dick gargling fuckwad at 1600 Penn Ave might have something to do with it as well. Poetry.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 15, 2013 05:24 PM (CA2NO)

243 Oh, Willow, I envy you! I've planted my last garden (due to a time-travelling spine what's 50 years older than the rest of me) and left it behind when we moved. As I've always said - it's the world's slowest art form.

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:25 PM (RD5po)

244 Peaches, lately i call one bottle of wine a nice day for Me!

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:25 PM (nqBYe)

245 Posted by: Peaches at August 15, 2013 10:23 PM (8lmkt) *Holds smelling salts under Peaches' nose*

Posted by: Vendette at August 15, 2013 05:25 PM (8JbVT)

246 187 SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS! ----------------------------- Myself and two other guys were on a short camping trick. One morning one of them was pulling on his SmartWool socks, which have a prominent logo. The other guy looked at them and said, "They couldn't have been too smart, they wound up as socks." Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 09:59 PM (aDwsi) --- Your friend isn't very bright, is he?

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 05:25 PM (aH+zP)

247 227 Cougar and I have been discussing the strange phenomenon wherein 6
years ago we got 5ish glasses out of a bottle of wine. Three years ago,
it suddenly became 4ish glasses. Now, it's like 3 glasses and a sip.
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Global warming. Higher rate of evaporation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 10:19 PM (aDwsi)


We demand a higher share.

Posted by: Teh Angels at August 15, 2013 05:25 PM (K577F)

248 Poetry. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at August 15, 2013 10:24 PM (CA2NO) *bows* I do my best to combine the effortless prose of yours with the acerbic profanity of EoJ. It's fun.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 05:25 PM (GEICT)

249 #235  HA!  Five kids in my family,  with 8 years between me(the oldest) and my brother (the youngest).

My dad was a champeen beer drinker.  My mother was a tee-totaling Methodist who would have one rum and coke on New Year's Eve.  Thanksgivings always had my Methodist non-drinking maternal grandparents and my paternalgrandad, an epic drinking Lutheran whose dad had owned a bar.

Although my mom didn't drink,  she had her own ways of coping.  I can remember us running around the house like banshees while my mother read a book.


Posted by: Miss Marple at August 15, 2013 05:26 PM (GoIUi)

250 Chicagorefugee, it is srsly satisfying. I wish you could , perhaps a small container type garden?

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:26 PM (nqBYe)

251 BCochran - it's pronounced "foo-quad"

Posted by: exhelodrvr at August 15, 2013 05:26 PM (edmTQ)

252 240 Heh. Spent this evening with my trusty old McCulloch chainsaw cutting up a maple tree. The sound of a two-stroke laboring, and chips flying, is remarkably therapeutic. Almost as good as splitting wood..., which I find even more therapeutic. Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 10:23 PM (aDwsi) --- We have a hydraulic log splitter. Awwwwww, yeah.

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 05:26 PM (aH+zP)

253 one bottle of wine is considered plenty for 10 adults.
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That is just wrong. I don't think you could conduct communion for 10 adults with one bottle of wine. Well..., at least not with Episcopalians.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:27 PM (aDwsi)

254 Oh, lord, ladies, I have to go tomorrow and get my drivers license renewed.  Dreading it!!!  I've had the cutest pictures for the last 2 (probably 12-15 years or so), but this time, they need a new pic.  It's going to be awful, I just know it.  Trying not to over-drink, since that will only make things worse. 

Posted by: Peaches at August 15, 2013 05:27 PM (8lmkt)

255 251 BCochran - it's pronounced "foo-quad" Posted by: exhelodrvr at August 15, 2013 10:26 PM (edmTQ) Only if you went to the Cornell School of Agriculture. *narrows eyes* That you Keefums?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 15, 2013 05:27 PM (GEICT)

256 At thier house, one bottle of wine is considered plenty for 10 adults. Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 10:21 PM (ZFinx) My parents had an unopened bottle of Chivas Regal for about twenty years that someone had given my father as a gift. I remember it sitting in the back of the oddsy-soddsy cupboard for YEARS, collecting dust. They finally ended up giving it away rather than packing it up and moving with it a third or fourth time.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 15, 2013 05:27 PM (CA2NO)

257 I haven't read the entire thread, but if you're having digestive tract problems, then fluids is mighty important. Hope you get better soon Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 10:17 PM (aDwsi) Thanks for the advice Mike. I’m having trouble keeping food down. I do get plenty of fluids. I’m going to buy bread & put in small bags in the freezer. It will be for when I’m sick and burned toast helps. If it’s past expiration date it shouldn’t make a difference. It started Sunday. I have been home all week. I didn’t even venture outside until today to switch levers on my irrigation system for my roses. It’s been beautiful but I’ve been sick in the house.

Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 05:28 PM (z4WKX)

258 1 bottle of wine might last a couple of years in my house. A bottle of Jamison's doesn't stand a ghost of a chance, though.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 15, 2013 05:28 PM (aOnaK)

259 We have a hydraulic log splitter. Awwwwww, yeah. Posted by: Gingy
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That is cheating.
"Firewood. The fuel that warms you twice" -- Thomas Edison

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:28 PM (aDwsi)

260 No Keefums here. I've always been me.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at August 15, 2013 05:28 PM (edmTQ)

261 Well, the Ravens Guys Who Won't Make The Team are beating the Falcons Guys Who Won't Make The Team. Yay?

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 05:29 PM (ZFinx)

262 ONT has arrived

Posted by: Vendette at August 15, 2013 05:29 PM (8JbVT)

263 Good evening everyone. Heh...at our family get-togethers, we have to determine who are the designated drivers and who's staying the night before the alcohol flows. And please don't show up at my father's house empty-handed, trying to drink all his beer. It is sooo not a pretty sight. His best friend was a cheap skate and use to do that all the time.

Posted by: I Be That Chick On Her iPad at August 15, 2013 05:29 PM (1a3O3)

264 Heh. Did that exact same chore, using a Homelite to cut up a toppled box elder. And the burned two-stroke oil is like perfume unto the nostrils of Gaia, sayeth I.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2013 05:29 PM (UWXeN)

265 124 I’m trying to decide what I might be able to eat. I’ve been sick since Sunday. Posted by: CarolT at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM Ginger ale, or rather Ginger beer. Not Canfields, the health food section stuff with REAL ginger. For preference, Reed's Extra. We keep a bottle or two around just for icky stomaches. Stays down when nothing else will!

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:29 PM (RD5po)

266 CarolT the brat diet does help.
also have you tried yogurt?
or perhaps try  liquid acidophiles?

Posted by: willow at August 15, 2013 05:30 PM (nqBYe)

267 >>>Well..., at least not with Episcopalians. How'd you guess? Although I haven't been in a church except for weddings and funerals for many moons. So I guess I'm the perfect Anglican.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 15, 2013 05:31 PM (ZFinx)

268 Carol - Ugh. At some point (after you get out) you may want to consider some form of probiotics to help the the little beasties in you digestive tract working as they should. 

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:32 PM (aDwsi)

269 Carol, if you've got diarrhea, AVOID SUGAR.

Posted by: Gingy at August 15, 2013 05:32 PM (aH+zP)

270 239 Peaches, that make me laugh out loud. Thanks!

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:33 PM (RD5po)

271

Have y'all covered how pathetic that overgrown flying-ceiling-fan was? So, all I need is a couple of guys with headphones to protect them from the Gawd-AWFUL noise, to hold the thing whenever I want to take off or land.  

 

 

Great, can't wait for this to hit the market.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 15, 2013 05:33 PM (1Y+hH)

272 Hey, fellow agnostics Episcopalians!

Posted by: mugiwara at August 15, 2013 05:35 PM (hpYnL)

273 Heh. Did that exact same chore, using a Homelite to cut up a toppled box elder. And the burned two-stroke oil is like perfume unto the nostrils of Gaia, sayeth I. Posted by: Alberta
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Absolutely. I walk in and Mrs. Hammer says, "You smell!". To which I reply, "Yeah..., it's great ain't it!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 15, 2013 05:35 PM (aDwsi)

274

I think when the RNC asks me for my support for Chris Quisling in '16, I'll just quote the candidate himself...

"I don’t give a damn about Election Day. It doesn’t matter a lick to me. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me. I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here... that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could care less about any of that stuff."

Those are spliced together from two interviews on one day, 12/30/12.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 15, 2013 05:36 PM (LScnt)

275 CarolT - Chicken/rice or chicken/noodle soup? Those work with BRAT too (think of the noodles as really soft toast ....)

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:37 PM (RD5po)

276 "A 75 square foot house? " yes HUD is striving to make sure that we all achieve this, regardless of what we're in now

Posted by: McCool at August 15, 2013 05:40 PM (m/khm)

277 Maybe next year, Willow, lettuces at least. I still have some self-watering containers from ... well, I forget the catalogue, but like EarthBoxes only prettier. Never got to see my last garden grow up, but a neighbor sent me pics every year until he moved. I did good, if I say so myself. I did real good.

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:40 PM (RD5po)

278 Raising a glass to BCochran and DC in Towson. I like your family's Thanksgiving style, DC.

Posted by: LadyS at August 15, 2013 05:40 PM (Yr3M6)

279 In a way though, I've been floundering ever since. Gardening wasn't just something I did - it was who I was - a gardner. The plant lady. I'll bet Willow, at least, understands.

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:43 PM (RD5po)

280 125 Glad to know there are black females that are not democrats. Thanks for the correction. I am sincerely humbled. Posted by: Angel with a sword at August 15, 2013 09:22 PM I think they're all on Twitter, Angel. I seem to be following a veritable battalion of them! Brave ladies, to a woman.

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:52 PM (RD5po)

281 Oh crap, the Overnight's up, isn't it? *startles at the echo*

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at August 15, 2013 05:54 PM (RD5po)

282 Ace, I didn't realize Ron Paul wanted to cut off diplomatic relations with all nations. Wow, what a loon!

Posted by: Michelle Chewbama at August 15, 2013 06:09 PM (EX+sq)

283 Eye-Popping Stats: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Premiere Becomes ‘No. 1 Nonfiction Series Telecast in Cable History’

http://tinyurl.com/kcerdms

'Facial Profiling': 'Duck Dynasty' Star Mistaken for Homeless Man by NYC Hotel

http://tinyurl.com/mph4jmr

Posted by: caustic at August 15, 2013 06:56 PM (/b8+5)

284 Nobody wants to stay in Jersey anymore.  Corey Booker will be senator from jersey and crispy thinks he'll be president.  Imagine if he'd been ready when he was everyone's shining star?
Christie Unofficially Launches 2016 Campaign by Ripping Paul, Jindalhttp://tinyurl.com/mqpfmag

They're all coming out now, with their intentions.

Posted by: caustic at August 15, 2013 07:00 PM (/b8+5)

285 Barack makes a fool of Michelle in publichttp://tinyurl.com/q5dk9n8

Posted by: caustic at August 15, 2013 07:04 PM (/b8+5)

286 Sorry, correction on #274: Those interviews were on 10/30/12, not 12/30/12.

It's appalling to me that that piece of shit essentially rescinded his endorsement of his own party's presidential candidate, and he still isn't being laughed out the door when his name and "presidential candidate" are used in the same sentence. No, he's currently considered the frontrunner. Just shows how utterly worthless the Republican party is as a political force.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 15, 2013 08:51 PM (LScnt)

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2013 01:39 AM (lZvxr)

288 I bet the jet pack development team goes deaf by prototype 17 and still never realizes that their jet pack is too loud for folks to have one at home.

Posted by: Speller at August 16, 2013 04:14 AM (J74Py)

289 Heh. Good point Vic at 287. For something completely different but always on thread - the minions and I depart for the old geezers farm to make some Bambi's into orphans. Nothing says "I love u" to a teenage boy like taking him hunting.

Posted by: Igotnothing at August 16, 2013 04:22 AM (4Gb8Z)

290 test

Posted by: BuffaloSpringfield'sDildo at August 19, 2013 12:01 PM (gqgiP)

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