April 30, 2014

First Quarter Of ObamaCare Sees Health Care Spending Increase At Fastest Rate Since 1980 And As A Bonus, GDP "Growth" Screeches To A Halt
— DrewM

Trigger Warning: These two stories may drive you to drink and/or a stroke.

Healthcare spending the first quarter of 2014 grew at a faster rate at anytime since the third quarter of 1980. Coincidentally I'm sure, this was also the first quarter in which ObamaCasre was in full effect.

With millions of Americans gaining coverage through President Obama's health care law, health care spending spiked by a staggering 9.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014 — the fastest rate since 1980 — according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Obamacare was pitched as a plan to reduce health care spending, and formally titled the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." In 2009, Obama called the status quo — in which health care spending was accelerating toward becoming one-fifth of the economy — "unsustainable."

Funny aside...it was just a few months ago Obama was touting how slowly healthcare spending was growing (even though the promise of ObamaCare was to decrease costs).

From November 20, 2013:

The slowing growth in health care costs isn’t just a fluke or a remnant of the recession, the White House asserted in a report released Wednesday, but rather a result of reforms in Obamacare.

The White House report is an attempt to shape the debate over how much credit should be given to the Affordable Care Act for the growth in health care spending dropping to its lowest levels since the 1960s.

President Barack Obama has cited the data as evidence for why the law is working, despite the bumpy rollout of HealthCare.gov. But the debate over the reduction in health care costs is far from settled, as studies conclude other factors have been more significant, namely the drop in employment and health care utilization during the recession.

Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, which authored the report, said the Affordable Care Act “is a very important part of the story.”

Prediction: ObamaCare won't be seen as "an important part of" today's story.

The other possible spin will be, "See how much pent up demand there was for health care? Sure it's expensive but damn it people needed it". (Added: Yep)

I'm sure Vox.com is figuring out all you need to know about this as we speak. Spoiler: It won't include "repealing ObamaCare".

But at least the Obama recovery is growing the economy so fast we can now afford this new spending.

Oh.

The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter to one of the weakest paces of the five-year recovery as the frigid winter appeared to have curtailed business investment and weakness overseas hurt exports.

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, advanced at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.1% in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast growth at a 1.1% pace for the quarter.

The broad slowdown to start the year halted what had been improving economic momentum during much of 2013. In the second half of last year, the economy expanded at a 3.4% pace. The first-quarter reading fell far below even the lackluster average annual gain of near 2% since the recession ended.

It seems the media has settled on a narrative here.

The U.S. economy grew in the first quarter — but very, very, very slowly. Frigid winter weather dampened forward progress. Improved economic data out since the quarter ended, however, caused many people to minimize the weight they were placing on the figure even before it was released Wednesday morning.

See, unlike every other year in recorded history, this year had....a winter. What can you do about that sort of freak occurrence? Certainly you can't blame Obama.

Predicted (and possibly true) Vox.com spin..."If not for all the government spending on healthcare there'd have been negative GDP growth! You're welcome."

I say possibly true (estimates are without the huge jump in spending "growth" would have been -1%)because if people hadn't had to spend so much money on health insurance and health care they might have put that money to more productive uses and generate actual economic growth. There's going to be a lot of arguing about this.

Bottom line: Health care costs through the roof, economy at or near recession.

BTW- If "winter" is the cause of economic slowdowns, shouldn't we speeding up "global warming"?

Added: For a non-winter look at why growth collapsed read this.

Posted by: DrewM at 05:19 AM | Comments (674)
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1

No one will care until it hits them in thier own wallet.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) Est. 1836 at April 30, 2014 05:21 AM (f6ZLT)

2 Their damn it.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) Est. 1836 at April 30, 2014 05:21 AM (v6cwT)

3 Brad Thor ‏@BradThor Genius! After serving as an advisor to Bill Clinton, @RahmEmanuel made $16.2 million in 2.5 years in banking w/ no MBA or banking experience

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 30, 2014 05:22 AM (ZPrif)

4 The good news is only one eye is twitching uncontrollably and just my left hand is numb.  Sorta kinda like the US Economy, I'll limp along for awhile before seeking help.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at April 30, 2014 05:23 AM (zllbf)

5 "Recovery Summer V" is just around the corner

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2014 05:23 AM (e8kgV)

6 Clockwork: zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 1h If It Wasn't For Obamacare, Q1 GDP Would Be Negative http://tinyurl.com/paak8be

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 30, 2014 05:23 AM (ZPrif)

7 (Reuters) - Ukraine's chief prosecutor has accused Viktor Yanukovich of heading a mafia-style syndicate whose crimes cost the former Soviet republic up to $100 billion and said some of the stolen money was now being used to fund Russian-backed separatists.

Posted by: Francesco Raccosta at April 30, 2014 05:24 AM (e8kgV)

8 BTW- If "winter" is the cause of economic slowdowns, shouldn't we speeding up "global warming"?


Sorry Drew, but you are making too much sense.  No one will go for that.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 05:26 AM (GQ8sn)

9 Repeal is not realistic, amirite?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 30, 2014 05:26 AM (/g5vp)

10 .it was just a few months ago Obama was touting how slowly healthcare spending was growing (even though the promise of ObamaCare was to decrease costs). - This is lying without wait.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 05:27 AM (ee9LE)

11 The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter to one of the weakest paces of the five-year recovery as the frigid winter appeared to have curtailed business investment and weakness overseas hurt exports.



Yet another lie from the Obamanites. The economy has never recovered from 2008.  All the numbers they are pumping out are lies.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 05:27 AM (T2V/1)

12 Let me guess - was all of this "unexpectedly"????

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 05:27 AM (8zTpe)

13 Force everyone on Medicaid and in Congress into the exchanges.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:28 AM (LJ7Ze)

14 yep. Our med ins just increased another 10%. And this after the 2K-3K increase already imposed. I so glad that Obamacare has relieved me of the necessity of thinking about how to use the money I earn. Having no choices is awesome!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2014 05:29 AM (0cMkb)

15 Wednesday’s Obama Schedule 3:10 pm || Delivers remarks on the minimum wage; The East Room ----- Just give them the damn hike and let it utterly fail. Might as well stop pussyfooting around since all of his other policies are kicking ass.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 05:30 AM (fWAjv)

16 But let's raise the minimum wage! Listen Horde, I've been open and frank that I'm in a bit of a bind here and, embarrassing as it may be, I'm looking for some low skill part time shit work so the wife and I can get a new driveway and some other home repairs. Ideally I'd find better than part time shit work but that ain't going to well either. (The "S" and " T"in STEM get hit hard when the chemical and pharma companies around here start dumping workers, leading to a glut of people with my skills.) In any case, having gone around and trying to find work I have determined that, while the real minimum wage always remains $0.00, the current "low wage" is $8/hr, at least in my locality. If they raise it to $10.10 I suspect places that are currently getting by without hiring people will simply do that. Hell I'm fairly certain some people are automatically screening out any applications that ask for more than $8.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:30 AM (HDwDg)

17 NOT THE HILL TO DIE ON!

Posted by: Phinn at April 30, 2014 05:30 AM (i5GO4)

18 This is lying without wait. ISWYDT. **Golf. Clap**

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:31 AM (ltXvY)

19 In other news, the choco-rat has been increased from thirty to twenty grams.

Posted by: Warthog at April 30, 2014 05:31 AM (WDySP)

20 The new GDP numbers would be negative if not for the counting of investment spending as part of GDP now. In the olde days that spending would be counted by the increase in goods and services sold to the investors, now it's counted twice.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2014 05:31 AM (P1WNR)

21 See, unlike every other year in recorded history, this year had....a winter. What can you do about that sort of freak occurrence? Certainly you can't blame Obama. Heavens no. We blame you global warming denialist teabaggers. And The Koch Brothers.

Posted by: The MFM at April 30, 2014 05:31 AM (7ObY1)

22
Wait.... wut???

Cold winter???   But I thought this was "another" warmest winter on record.???


Posted by: fixerupper at April 30, 2014 05:32 AM (nELVU)

23 Listen Horde, I've been open and frank that I'm in a bit of a bind here and, embarrassing as it may be, I'm looking for some low skill part time shit work so the wife and I can get a new driveway and some other home repairs.



Good luck!  I hope you find something that pays to your skills.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 05:32 AM (GQ8sn)

24 Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2014 10:29 AM (0cMkb NPR is back pushing stories of people who no longer have to work because..wait for it..subsidies. (They try to spin it as the "preexisting condition" clause, but having run the numbers, I'm thinking it's mostly subsidies.) They talked a lot about some 60 year olds. which means, the boomers keeps stealing my generation's wealth. I'm not sure how much longer I can abide this.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:33 AM (HDwDg)

25 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 05:33 AM (PYAXX)

26
which means, the boomers keeps stealing my generation's wealth. I'm not sure how much longer I can abide this.




Carousel.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 05:33 AM (GQ8sn)

27 *reads post....why do I now smell burnt toast/almonds/hair?

Posted by: Mainah at April 30, 2014 05:33 AM (659DL)

28 It's so awesome we now spend more on fuel, food and insurance whilst also experiencing non-existent growth!

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 05:33 AM (YhayY)

29 Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 05:34 AM (PYAXX)

30 In other news, the choco-rat has been increased....

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I immediately thought of Moochelle.


Am I a racist???  Am I going to Hell??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 30, 2014 05:34 AM (nELVU)

31 ... the first quarter in which ObamaCare was in full effect.

No, it isn't. The employer mandate is still stalled. We have yet to experience the full power of an armed and operational ObamaCare.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2014 05:34 AM (o78gS)

32 While the nation burns John Boehner is probably in a close door with Lord O negotiating an amnesty strategy. Just fucking swell.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 30, 2014 05:34 AM (thLL8)

33 ObamaCare is good. Right? Isn't that what I'm supposed to say if I want to get elected?

Posted by: Rand Paul at April 30, 2014 05:34 AM (Px4PF)

34 >>which means, the boomers keeps stealing my generation's wealth. I'm not sure how much longer I can abide this. No worries, we've got this one covered!

Posted by: IPAB a/k/a Death Panel at April 30, 2014 05:35 AM (8zTpe)

35 Repeal is not realistic, amirite?

You want to cause a recession?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 30, 2014 05:35 AM (L02KD)

36 Just can't wait for the next deck of Voxcards to "voxplain" these troubling phenomena to me... ...as if.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 05:35 AM (z/dJ6)

37 Do they include Obamacare Websites and other new bureaucracy spending in those increased healthcare spending numbers?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 30, 2014 05:35 AM (tf9Ne)

38 which means, the boomers keeps stealing my generation's wealth. I'm not sure how much longer I can abide this. Posted by: tsrblke Just leave the money by the garden gnome. Now, buzz off.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 30, 2014 05:35 AM (l3vZN)

39 Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 10:32 AM (GQ8sn Unlikely. I have two distinct sets of skills: Labwork and applied ethics (more specifically research ethics, human and animal.) I'm rusty in the former having been out of the game for the last...well quite a few years. And given the glut of workers from a few recent layoffs that's still being absorbed, I'm simply being outcompeted. I actually found an open job in research ethics (amazingly!) I applied, several weeks back, even called in a few favors. It's changed to "closed" and I haven't heard anything. So I'm guessing bupkis. Until the economy turns around I'm pretty much fucking hosed.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:36 AM (HDwDg)

40 Recovery Summer Winter Spring! Catch it!

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 05:36 AM (RD7QR)

41 I'm on TV again! Suck it, Sharpton!! I love Racism Week!! Makin' Money, Gettin' Paid!!

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at April 30, 2014 05:36 AM (ZPrif)

42 Remember the numbers for Obama always and I mean ALWAYS get revised downward.  When they release the numbers for the second quarter, which will of course also be next to zero they will admit that the growth of the first quarter has been revised downward.  And since it was so small, you can probably make a decent bet that it actually shrank.

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2014 05:36 AM (LI48c)

43 We shall overcome.

Posted by: The Maths at April 30, 2014 05:37 AM (LJ7Ze)

44 Okay, so to be clear: GDP flat (and only not negative because we're pouring a ton of money into healthcare that we were promised we wouldn't have to pour into healthcare). Real inflation in double-digits. Doesn't that make the GDP functionally negative? Even if you call inflation "low," I don't think even this administration could get away with calling it totally non-existent.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 05:38 AM (PYAXX)

45 The incredibly high costs of Obamacare are enough to cause heart attacks.
The heart attacks cause the high costs of Obamacare to go higher.
The even higher costs of Obamacare cause more heart attacks.
The heart attacks cause......

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 30, 2014 05:38 AM (AC0lD)

46 If it weren't for that outbreak of nail fungus, the economy would have grown at double digit rates.

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 30, 2014 05:38 AM (ZLdMk)

47 Recovery Summer V - Keep Hope Alive! 'Splain We Much!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 05:38 AM (z/dJ6)

48 By the way, that estimate of growth in the economy will see two more revisions before the midterms. Usually revisions are downward, but I'll lay you odds that the final revision will be upwards in direction. Not that the fix is in or anything.

Posted by: Cynicism, thy name is American under Obama at April 30, 2014 05:38 AM (Px4PF)

49 Headwinds

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:39 AM (aDwsi)

50 I may have to start an entry level job sometime soon myself. Hopefully not, but if the health of my elderly employers continues to decline, it's inevitable. Lined up a job opportunity wrangling primates at the Wake Forest animal research facility. I think it pays just over 9 bucks to start. I have an interest in the field and there is plenty of room to move up if you stick around for a few years of scut work, so I can deal with the crappy pay.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 05:39 AM (ZshNr)

51 Posted by: IPAB a/k/a Death Panel at April 30, 2014 10:35 AM (8zTpe) A long view of history tells me that actually, you won't solve the problem. Let's set aside the humongous problems with a government rationing panel from a government power standpoint right now and just stipulate "acceptable" for the sake of argument. Past similar attempts have found themselves...shall we say...influenced by the loudest voices. My prediction: IPAB will dump a ton of money into things that get lobbied for heavily. Which, the AARP is still very good at. So it'll be mostly stuff for old people. Meanwhile long shot cancer treatments for kids, probably all gone.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:39 AM (HDwDg)

52 May be time to sell your stocks. Sell in May and walk away.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 30, 2014 05:39 AM (oDCMR)

53 Without the gaming of the books we are in a depression even with 1/2% loans to the corporate sector.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:39 AM (LJ7Ze)

54 Oh shit! BWAAAAAHAAA AHAAAHAA!! Over at vox - As it turns out, it was much much worse. GDP — the most-watched measure of the economy's total output — only grew at an annual rate of only 0.1 percent from January to March of this year, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday morning. This is the slowest the economy's grown since the fourth quarter of 2012. Here's what happened. 1. A really bad winter

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 05:39 AM (fWAjv)

55 Like Rand said, "doing my job, it's haaaaaaard."

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 05:39 AM (A98Xu)

56 So fucking predictable.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 05:40 AM (fWAjv)

57 46 If it weren't for that outbreak of nail fungus, the economy would have grown at double digit rates.

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 30, 2014 10:38 AM (ZLdMk)


Hey, at least pedicure specialists are now free to pursue their art without worrying about having health care.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 05:40 AM (RD7QR)

58 3:10 pm || Delivers remarks on the minimum wage; The East Room - I see Venezuela is raising its minimum rate by 30%. We don't want to get left behind.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 05:40 AM (ee9LE)

59 Obamacare: paying more for the care of strokes you would have never had in the first place if this abortion of a Marxist takeover of healthcare had never come to pass.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 05:40 AM (b2cFu)

60 Hmmm.

More money spent on health insurance--not health care, mind you.

Shall I say, money sunk into health insurance?

Money--that before the law--was allocated and spent on other, likely consumable items, no?

To make it clearer for the fucking retarded leftists: A dollar spent on health insurance is not a dollar spent in the local economy.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 30, 2014 05:40 AM (VjL9S)

61 When your job is to carry water for the administration, everything looks like a bucket.

Posted by: David Axelrod at April 30, 2014 05:40 AM (e8kgV)

62 48 By the way, that estimate of growth in the economy will see two more revisions before the midterms. Usually revisions are downward, but I'll lay you odds that the final revision will be upwards in direction. Not that the fix is in or anything. 'The GDP increase DOUBLED!

Posted by: MSM at April 30, 2014 05:40 AM (Fp7JI)

63 Conclusion:  Health care costs have increased because millions of people now have access to health care thanks to Obamacare.  It's a good thing, and it shows that Obamacare is working!

Supporting Facts:  [Still searching for / making up.  Really, does it matter?]

Posted by: I'm a LIBERAL and therefore I'm SMARTER than ALL of you COMBINED at April 30, 2014 05:41 AM (yhJhK)

64 And since it was so small, you can probably make a decent bet that it actually shrank.

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2014 10:36 AM (LI48c)


----


Three quarters of negative growth and we'll have a brand new recession under his belt.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 30, 2014 05:41 AM (nELVU)

65 It's not a bug , it's a feature . Meanwhile increasing gas prices will further green energy projects . How soon can we club baby seals for "green" organic fuel . Al "I'm melting" Gore

Posted by: DrDrill at April 30, 2014 05:41 AM (sOFZs)

66 Big Oil and the Keystone pipeline are to blame for this terrible winter that stalled the economy! Oh, and fracking. We can't forget fracking.

Posted by: MSM at April 30, 2014 05:41 AM (ILBCY)

67 I never lose.

Posted by: The Law of Unintended Consequences at April 30, 2014 05:41 AM (5ikDv)

68 The Federal Reserve can fix that slow growth in GDP.

Posted by: Gagnon the New at April 30, 2014 05:41 AM (qXPMk)

69 Green shoots, baby!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 05:42 AM (DrWcr)

70 50 I may have to start an entry level job sometime soon myself. Hopefully not, but if the health of my elderly employers continues to decline, it's inevitable. Lined up a job opportunity wrangling primates at the Wake Forest animal research facility. I think it pays just over 9 bucks to start. I have an interest in the field and there is plenty of room to move up if you stick around for a few years of scut work, so I can deal with the crappy pay. True story, under Carter I went from running a construction crew at 18 to being offered two jobs in Raleigh; (1) gassing cats and dogs at the ASPCA and (2) washing crazy people at Dorothy Dix Hospital. Needless to say I decided it might be time to go to college.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 30, 2014 05:42 AM (oDCMR)

71 Trigger Warning: These two stories may drive you to drink and/or a stroke. You know, it's been like minutes and minutes since I ragestroked. You know what else? I read this immediately after being lectured by a client who emigrated here from an Eastern European country about how our health care system is screwed up and health insurance costs too much. I did make sure the phone was hung up before I screamed THEN WHY DID YOU COME HERE YOU IDIOT so I've got that going for me. I need more chocolate. brb shoving the rest of the mini chocolate eggs down my throat

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 05:42 AM (mf5HN)

72 Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. And there is no such thing as coincidence.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:42 AM (ltXvY)

73 Al "I'm melting" Gore Posted by: DrDrill at April 30, 2014 10:41 AM (sOFZs) The man never pees because it contributes to global warming.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 05:42 AM (DrWcr)

74 Every single quarterly GDP under Obaaama is negative when you take out government spending.

Seriously.

Why are there no economists pointing this out?

The government spending portion of GDP is a fraud--always has been, always will be.

It's like counting credit card spending as household income.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 30, 2014 05:43 AM (VjL9S)

75 True story, under Carter I went from running a construction crew at 18 to being offered two jobs in Raleigh; (1) gassing cats and dogs at the ASPCA and (2) washing crazy people at Dorothy Dix Hospital. Needless to say I decided it might be time to go to college. You sure it wasn't the other way around?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 05:43 AM (DrWcr)

76 Three quarters of negative growth and we'll have a brand new recession under his belt.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 30, 2014 10:41 AM (nELVU)


Numbers will be .... massaged.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 30, 2014 05:43 AM (AC0lD)

77 "With millions of Americans gaining coverage through President Obama's health care law, health care spending spiked by a staggering 9.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014....." A] Considering how many millions also *lost* their health plans, the opening premise of "with millions gaining coverage' is bunk. B] What caused the spending spike? The cost of compliance, or maybe all of the on the fly changes Dear Leader made that the insurance companies had to support?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 05:44 AM (8zTpe)

78 You know when Stalin faced these kind of issues he would go out and murder a couple of million people. It kept everyone happy. Its a shame that the white racists obstruct Obama's every move.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 30, 2014 05:44 AM (oDCMR)

79 BTW- If "winter" is the cause of economic slowdowns, shouldn't we speeding up "global warming"? ------------------------------------- See, it's that kind of cynicism that I truly believe is poisoning our society.

Posted by: Captain Amazing at April 30, 2014 05:44 AM (CJjw5)

80 Obama repeatedly said he wants more growth. The Republicans hate Obama. Therefore, the Republicans are the cause of this terribly slow growth. Is that so hard for al you racists to understand?

Posted by: Candy Crowley at April 30, 2014 05:44 AM (Px4PF)

81 ...so, is it Generation X, or is it Millennials? Just need to be clear on which is the preferred appellation so I can choose the correct Thank-You card. Now, should I go for the stodgy but sincere Hallmark "Thank you for paying for my healthcare", or the funnier Shoebox Greetings "If I'd missed skipped as many meals you're going to while paying for my healthcare, I wouldn't need so much healthcare"?

Posted by: jwpaine at April 30, 2014 05:44 AM (68O4K)

82 Yes, GO BACK HOME would have been indelicate.

Posted by: no good deed at April 30, 2014 05:45 AM (ILBCY)

83 Fracking has released into the environment a hitherto unknown elementary particle, called the "snowon", which let slip the hounds of the Polar Vortex. Thus... warmest winter on record! Settled science still settled, h8ers!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 05:45 AM (z/dJ6)

84 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 10:36 AM (HDwDg) I'm not sure what the custom is in your area, but around here the skills you mention would probably qualify you for a job as a veterinary assistant. Perhaps not a vet tech, which requires certification, but at least an assistantship.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 05:45 AM (oMKp3)

85 It's always the weathers!! Damn them!

Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2014 05:45 AM (ZWaLo)

86 Does the M in DrewM stand for Monty?  This post is chock full of Doom.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 30, 2014 05:45 AM (sjdRT)

87 I did make sure the phone was hung up before I screamed THEN WHY DID YOU COME HERE YOU IDIOT so I've got that going for me. Sounds like you hung up too soon.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:45 AM (ltXvY)

88 29 - Allen G - From time to time I quote McCarthy speaking of Marshall, slightly altered as noted: "What can be made of this unbroken series of decisions and acts contributing to the strategy of defeat? They cannot be attributed to incompetence. If Marshall Obama's were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that part of his decisions would serve this country's interest."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:45 AM (aDwsi)

89 The Federal Reserve is required by law to fix the high unemployment in the economy. They are experts in their field and are up to the task. We have nothing to fear with The Federal Reserve on the job.

Posted by: Gagnon the New at April 30, 2014 05:46 AM (qXPMk)

90 As it turns out, it was much much worse. GDP — the most-watched measure of the economy's total output — only grew at an annual rate of only 0.1 percent from January to March of this year, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday morning. This is the slowest the economy's grown since the fourth quarter of 2012. Here's what happened.

1. A really bad winter
***

Yes, the pass over the mountains froze over too early in the year and our traders weren't able to make it through and over into the next town to sell their wares.


 

Posted by: B at April 30, 2014 05:46 AM (5OEha)

91 offered two jobs in Raleigh; (1) gassing cats and dogs at the ASPCA and (2) washing crazy people at Dorothy Dix Hospital. Needless to say I decided it might be time to go to college.

You sure it wasn't the other way around?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 10:43 AM (DrWcr)


Great news. Under future provisions of ObamaCare those two jobs are now...

1) washing cats and dogs at the ASPCA

2) gassing crazy people at Dorothy Dis Hospital

I so wish there wasn't an element of truth to this stupid comment.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 30, 2014 05:46 AM (AC0lD)

92 Has anybody seen my straight edge razor?

Posted by: James Carville at April 30, 2014 05:46 AM (Px4PF)

93

Real headlines that could/should be in "The Onion"

Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Botched Execution, Second Execution Delayed

Posted by: Harry Reid's liver at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (e8kgV)

94 "missed skipped". Yeah, love it when I screw up a joke that wasn't all that funny to begin with. Keep it moving. Nothing to see here. Show's over.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (68O4K)

95 Every time from now on that you hear the government quote a GDP figure at you, mentally subtract two percent.

That's because in 2013, the Obama administration unilaterally redefined how GDP is calculated, adding two percent (and change) to overweight "intangibles" in the mix.

Thus also masking the abject failure of Obamanomics to produce tangible growth.

So, as Dr. Spank already notes, any official print of GDP under 2%, with the new metric, basically means we're into recessionary territory.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (noWW6)

96 I thought about going full out and and aiming towards becoming a Veterinarian a few years ago, but didn't pull the trigger. The expense and prospective workload was daunting and I was just too comfortable as I was. The idea is still there, but I'm not getting any younger.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (ZshNr)

97 life saving diagnostic tests are not covered by our new insurance plan that we are paying almost double for & would pay the salary of one of our warehouse workers but....our allergy shot regimen only costs one $25 dollar co pay plus the cost for the syringes.....which i'm sure would get a pretty penny on the black market if i was so inclined....which i'm not (nsa disclosure)

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (u8GsB)

98 Yet another lie from the Obamanites. The economy has never recovered from 2008. All the numbers they are pumping out are lies. Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2014 10:27 AM (T2V/1) You just can't get more obvious, and yet...... *Contemplates 30 pack in the fridge. Decides to wait til noon* . *maybe*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (UkPU5)

99 92 I think it's under the precious.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (LJ7Ze)

100 >92 Has anybody seen my straight edge razor?

Posted by: James Carville at April 30, 2014 10:46 AM (Px4PF)<



Been stropping it for you brah.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (sjdRT)

101 Listen Horde, I've been open and frank that I'm in a bit of a bind here and, embarrassing as it may be, I'm looking for some low skill part time shit work so the wife and I can get a new driveway and some other home repairs. Ideally I'd find better than part time shit work but that ain't going to well either. (The "S" and " T"in STEM get hit hard when the chemical and pharma companies around here start dumping workers, leading to a glut of people with my skills.) -------------------------------------- That dude on Breaking Bad made a shit ton of money cooking crystal meth. Have you considered going into "pharmaceutical sales"?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (CJjw5)

102 Winter is coming.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 30, 2014 05:47 AM (9IMoS)

103 44 Okay, so to be clear: GDP flat (and only not negative because we're pouring a ton of money into healthcare that we were promised we wouldn't have to pour into healthcare). Real inflation in double-digits. Doesn't that make the GDP functionally negative? Even if you call inflation "low," I don't think even this administration could get away with calling it totally non-existent. Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 10:38 AM (PYAXX) They can and they will, because the MSM will say it is so. And Obama didn't do that thing in your mouth, you totally did it to yourself you racist tea-bagger.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 05:48 AM (b2cFu)

104 Ride the Vox-wave baby! This is awesome news! I'll be 'splaining it for days and days! Hell, I might need to write a book to explain how good this news is. Volume, after all, is better than substance.

Posted by: Ezra Klein at April 30, 2014 05:48 AM (Px4PF)

105 73 Al "I'm melting" Gore Posted by: DrDrill at April 30, 2014 10:41 AM (sOFZs) The man never pees standing up because it contributes to global warming. Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 10:42 AM (DrWcr) Al "Gaia's Vagina" Gore

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 05:48 AM (z/dJ6)

106 Now, should I go for the stodgy but sincere Hallmark "Thank you for paying for my healthcare", or the funnier Shoebox Greetings "If I'd missed skipped as many meals you're going to while paying for my healthcare, I wouldn't need so much healthcare"? "Spending Your Inheritance" is always good.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:48 AM (ltXvY)

107 DrewM: ObamaCasre Makes more sense than ObamaCare.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at April 30, 2014 05:48 AM (r+7wo)

108 Yes, the pass over the mountains froze over too early in the year and our traders weren't able to make it through and over into the next town to sell their wares.



Posted by: B at April 30, 2014 10:46 AM (5OEha)


A bunch of people called IPAB told us to go through the pass before winter hits. They must have our best interests at heart, right?

Posted by: The Donner Party at April 30, 2014 05:48 AM (RD7QR)

109 And when they talk unemployment figures add 8%

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 05:49 AM (A98Xu)

110 So, the not-so-Elites want us to believe that winter- which literally comes every year- was the single most important driver behind the low GDP growth? I mean, seriously. Let's grant, for the moment, that economic activity slows down in winter. People tend to stay home, they're not out-and-about, etc. Fine. For this premise to be valid, we'd have to see vastly lower growth in Q1 every year. That is, if Q2, 3, & 4 all had (say) 4.5% growth, Q1 would have to have something less than 2%. Every. Year. Funny, I don't recall the variation being that big.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 05:49 AM (PYAXX)

111 I think the happiest memory I have of the Reagan years was a complete absence of winter for eight years.

Posted by: B at April 30, 2014 05:49 AM (5OEha)

112 Shorter DrewM: we're boned.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 05:49 AM (DrWcr)

113 We're saved! http://tinyurl.com/mjb4ppo With pressure mounting to avert a transportation funding crisis this summer, the Obama administration Tuesday opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways to raise revenue for roadway repairs. The proposal, contained in a four-year, $302 billion White House transportation bill, would reverse a long-standing federal prohibition on most interstate tolling. Ya'll have all that extra money laying around, right?

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 05:49 AM (fWAjv)

114 Posted by: RoyalOil at April 30, 2014 10:40 AM (VjL9S) Total WAG here, but I think two things are going one that are compounding the problem 1) As you note, higher costs are basically sucking and freezing money that would otherwise be liquid and spent on other things. 2) I think we are seeing increased utilization from some of the people who are benefiting from the various subsidies. #2 is a bit harder to defend. But the insurers are already making noise about substantial rate increases next year. While this could be just noise for political purposes it's also possible that it's caused by what was predicted here: people who before were limited by market forces which kept their spending lower (if not low) are not "freed" from those forces and are sucking up dollars. A compounding effect if you will. Which, in my prediction will only get worse for a variety of reasons.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:49 AM (HDwDg)

115 108 What's eating you people?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:49 AM (LJ7Ze)

116 Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 10:47 AM (ZshNr) Vet tech certification is usually a two year program. Assist in surgery, do lab work, give vaccinations and medications. Assist in EKG , endoscopy, radiation, dental work, etc. that might be an option for you.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 05:50 AM (oMKp3)

117 This is probably a good time to mention the virtues of becoming Vegan! After all, you won't be able to afford chicken anyway so we think you should learn to like it.

Posted by: PETA at April 30, 2014 05:50 AM (Px4PF)

118 I thought about going full out and and aiming towards becoming a Veterinarian a few years ago, but didn't pull the trigger. The expense and prospective workload was daunting and I was just too comfortable as I was. The idea is still there, but I'm not getting any younger. Dr. Pol is still running & gunning at 73. And has a TV show. Go for it.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:50 AM (ltXvY)

119 96 I thought about going full out and and aiming towards becoming a Veterinarian a few years ago, but didn't pull the trigger. The expense and prospective workload was daunting and I was just too comfortable as I was. The idea is still there, but I'm not getting any younger. Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 10:47 AM (ZshNr) I considered that, but decided long ago I couldn't do it. Putting a dog down eats me up very badly. People? Give me the fucking bolt gun. I volunteer.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 05:51 AM (UkPU5)

120 117 Fresh vegetables are also expensive now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:51 AM (LJ7Ze)

121
Harsh Winter Puts The Brakes On Economic Growth
Blog-NPR



So, then wouldn't that Global Warming the left is bitching about be a good thing?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 05:51 AM (kdS6q)

122 Posted by: PETA at April 30, 2014 10:50 AM (Px4PF)


I'd sooner learn how to like eating vegans.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 30, 2014 05:51 AM (AC0lD)

123 109 And when they talk unemployment figures add 8% Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 10:49 AM (A98Xu) At least.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (UkPU5)

124 With pressure mounting to avert a transportation funding crisis this summer, the Obama administration Tuesday opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways to raise revenue for roadway repairs. Gas tax totally unnecessary then.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (ltXvY)

125 Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 10:45 AM (oMKp3) Eh? Somehow I don't think the guy whose primarily experience is drugging and killing mice is going to be much loved in a vet department .

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (HDwDg)

126 "Repeal is not realistic, amirite?" Un. Possible. Shit, Bob Hoskins died.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (gOoFi)

127 Ride the Vox-wave baby! That's your Sybian, Lezra. Legs still cramped up?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (z/dJ6)

128 121 What Economic Growth? Elmo must be writing the copy.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (LJ7Ze)

129 Let it burn.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (MQEz6)

130
Reuters - U.S. economic growth likely braked sharply in the first quarter due partly to an unusually cold and disruptive winter, but activity already appears to be bouncing back.



Green shoots!



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (kdS6q)

131 "Spending Your Inheritance" is always good. Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 10:48 AM (ltXvY) Thanks, but I already used that card back in 2010, when my business couldn't survive another Summer of Recovery.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (68O4K)

132 I'd sooner learn how to like eating vegans. Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 30, 2014 10:51 AM (AC0lD) Not much meat on them bones.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 05:52 AM (DrWcr)

133 Meanwhile, according to GISS this was actually the 7th-warmest winter on record in the United States. Their lies are all becoming rather contradictory.

Posted by: talldave2 at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (lNW+B)

134 Grammie, that's what all the pamphlets in my drawer say. None are offered in my City (I have a technical college two blocks away, keep hoping they'll add the program). As it stands it would be about a half-hour commute to Greensboro. I expect that will be what I end up doing.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (ZshNr)

135 I considered that, but decided long ago I couldn't do it. Putting a dog down eats me up very badly. People? Give me the fucking bolt gun. I volunteer. Take a number & stand in line.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (ltXvY)

136 Tolls on the interstates? Buy stock in Easy Pass, it's gonna be big!

Posted by: Shaftner the Great at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (qXPMk)

137 I considered that, but decided long ago I couldn't do it. Putting a dog down eats me up very badly. But being there with compassion and loving empathy is a great gift - to both the pet and the pet owner.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (oMKp3)

138 tsrblke, depnding on where you are, you can work as a movie extra. No commitment, minimum wage, but it's money.

Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (ZWaLo)

139 "With pressure mounting to avert a transportation funding crisis this summer, the Obama administration Tuesday opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways to raise revenue for roadway repairs. " ============================== Taxing truck drivers shipping goods on public highways means you will get fewer shipments. That means you will cause a recession. Is that plain enough for you, Fuckwads?

Posted by: Basic Economics Voxsplained to Government Shitheads at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (Px4PF)

140 What kind of wine do you serve with long pork?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:53 AM (LJ7Ze)

141 So what we have here is an absolutely note-perfect example of a pocketbook election. A flawless diamond of one. Ordinary workers and consumers in America are hurting, badly.

Soaring food prices. Soaring energy prices. Flatlined wages. Stagnant hiring.

So what do Our Betters in the GOP establishment want to run on?

Amnesty for illegal aliens, and "fixing" Obamacare.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2014 05:54 AM (noWW6)

142 Holy sh*t, it's EoJ. To what do we owe the de-lurking?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 05:54 AM (b2cFu)

143 That could help Amazon.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:54 AM (LJ7Ze)

144 Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 10:53 AM (ZshNr) I wish you all kinds of success.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 05:54 AM (oMKp3)

145 Not much meat on them bones. Hmm, maybe not. They sure do eat a lot of corn and rice.

Posted by: Pig Farmer at April 30, 2014 05:55 AM (ILBCY)

146 I see Obamacide is living up to it's name.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 30, 2014 05:55 AM (32Ze2)

147 This is probably a good time to mention the virtues of becoming Vegan! After all, you won't be able to afford chicken anyway so we think you should learn to like it. Posted by: PETA There's always long pig. hint.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:55 AM (ltXvY)

148 140 What kind of wine do you serve with long pork?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 10:53 AM (LJ7Ze)


Something made from coconuts. (I, of course, denounce myself.)

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 05:55 AM (RD7QR)

149 140 What kind of wine do you serve with long pork? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 10:53 AM (LJ7Ze) I'd go with a Riesling or Gewurztraminer.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 05:55 AM (DrWcr)

150 115 108 What's eating you people? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 10:49 AM (LJ7Ze) It's inside your cabin!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 05:55 AM (z/dJ6)

151 Euthanizing animals is what made me not pursue it way back when I was a kid. But now that I've seen too many sick/dying animals, I think I can do it. It won't be easy, but it is sometimes necessary.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (ZshNr)

152 Take a number & stand in line. Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 10:53 AM (ltXvY) I'll just stand over here and practice on all the unpeople that the government says do not exist.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (UkPU5)

153 Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2014 10:53 AM (ZWaLo) I'm an overweight, short white guy in the middle of the Midwest. And I'm not a fan of cameras either. If I could get a retail job I wouldn't necessarily mind it. I'd focus on the new driveway and the fixed chimney. Plus there are more than a few places where a discount would come in handy. Problem is it's hard to find even those these days. I didn't live through Carter, I'm not that old, so I can say: this is the worst I've ever seen it.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (HDwDg)

154 I think it's chocolate ration.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (LJ7Ze)

155 But being there with compassion and loving empathy is a great gift - to both the pet and the pet owner. And it takes a LOT out of you.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (ltXvY)

156 WAR ON WOMEN! OBJECTIFICATION! COME SEE THE OPPRESSION INHERENT IN THE SYSTEM! http://dailym.ai/1fsp51F Also known as you're welcome, Horde.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (mf5HN)

157 Taxing truck drivers shipping goods on public highways means you will get fewer shipments. That means you will cause a recession. Oh, and what goods you *do* get will be more expensive! Double bonus!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (PYAXX)

158 When I consider all the various  possible causes of the inevitable zombie apocalypse, I put vegans coming back to get the meat they never got in life somewhere near the top of the list. 

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (TOk1P)

159 What does Vox have to say about all this? Top story: America is raaacist by Matt Y Also: Why you should totes eat insects (for reals) (So "bugs, the other other white-ish meat!")

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 05:56 AM (8zTpe)

160 Thanks, and on that note I'm off to tend to the horses.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 05:57 AM (ZshNr)

161 I see Venezuela is raising its minimum rate by 30%. We don't want to get left behind. Posted by: Walrus ------------------- It is interesting to look at Chavez's record. He was a champion of 'income equality'. I keep trying to remember who else I have heard use that phrase. It will come back to me. Anyhow, if you look at the charts, Chavez was very successful. Nationalize this, nationalize that, impose high minimum wage, and voila! But as has been pointed out, sooner or later, you run out of other people's money, and, it turns out that state-run businesses are not very efficient. Who knew? The 'people' loved him, quite naturally. Of course the 'people' are now standing in line for rationed food, rationed fuel, and toilet paper. Oddly, I read about none of this in the local paper.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:57 AM (aDwsi)

162 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 10:52 AM (HDwDg) Don't underestimate yourself or your skills. There is a lot of transfer there. Drug administration, animal handling, anatomy, behavior, etc. And it's not as if euthanasia is not part of vet care, unfortunately.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 05:57 AM (oMKp3)

163 Clowns
Cars
Some ass'y required....

...and yes? Duh!1 is an idiot. At best....

Posted by: backhoe at April 30, 2014 05:58 AM (ULH4o)

164 >Also known as you're welcome, Horde.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 10:56 AM (mf5HN)>



I assume you have extended an invite to Kate for the NoVaMoMee?

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 30, 2014 05:58 AM (sjdRT)

165 What kind of wine do you serve with long pork? MD 20-20.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 05:58 AM (ltXvY)

166 Obama repeatedly said he wants more growth. The Republicans hate Obama. Therefore, the Republicans are the cause of this terribly slow growth. Is that so hard for al you racists to understand? Posted by: Candy Crowley at April 30, 2014 10:44 AM (Px4PF) Hey, there are Democrat representatives in Congress that are millenials who say just that. This morning, Fox and Friends did a segment on how millenials are unable to get jobs, etc. and have become increasingly unhappy with Obama. They quickly put up snippets of different young uns saying so and the last one was a black democrat Mil. who said that President Obama promised all this change, but then ran into the obstructionist Republicans. I"d like to know exactly what Dear Leader is being prevented from doing by the one half of the one third of the gov.

Posted by: Jen at April 30, 2014 05:58 AM (/CN/i)

167

Spending a lot more.

 

Producing a lot less.

 

Now that's a recipe for American greatness!

 

238 years ago two books came out... Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.   Apparently no one in the Obama Administration ever read either of them.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at April 30, 2014 05:58 AM (qHCyt)

168 WTF do they mean allowing tolls on interstates? Practically EVERY f*cking toll road in the East is an interstate--I-76/276/476 in PA, I-95 in Maryland/NJ, I-95 bridge in Delaware, I-90 in Ohio, I-95 bridges in NY...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 05:58 AM (b2cFu)

169 Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 10:56 AM (ZshNr) Dunno how it is for dogs, but you kill a few mice, you get used to it PDQ. I never had a problem with mouse traps, but something about actually doing the neck snapping with my own two hands was a bit off putting at first. By week 3, I was basically a factory of mouse killing. Obviously with larger animals and pets you wouldn't be doing the old fashioned chemical free euthanizing either.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 05:58 AM (HDwDg)

170 To what do we owe the de-lurking? ------------------------------ Slightly bored this morning. End of month is always mostly waiting to see what kind of revenue we're going to book, so not much happens until afternoon. I see things haven't changed much - Gabe does his early morning straight-baiting, Ben takes a dump, and then Drew keeps the place alive until Ace drags his ass out of bed at the crack of 2 p.m.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 30, 2014 05:59 AM (CJjw5)

171 I've been enjoying this, Obama: Years of Recovery™ so much I'm looking for a second job to pay for higher food and gas prices.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 05:59 AM (A98Xu)

172 150 140 What kind of wine do you serve with long pork? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 10:53 AM (LJ7Ze) I'd go with a Riesling or Gewurztraminer. Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 10:55 AM (DrWcr) It's Chianti, morons. Didn't any of you see Silence of The Lambs?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 05:59 AM (b2cFu)

173 169 I think every other Interstate up north has a toll and is called a turnpike.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:00 AM (LJ7Ze)

174 You know who the terrorists are, don't you? Well I'll tell you who they aren't! They aren't the fuckers destroying the economy, preventing you from getting your sick kid into seeing a doctor, or causing world war 3! No, un-unh. Those aren't the terrorists; the terrorists are those people who object to destruction of the economy, those trying to stop us from preventing you from getting your kid into seeing a doctor or those people objecting to world war 3. Those are the real terrorists. Now, hand overall your little boys and walk away. Serfs.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at April 30, 2014 06:00 AM (Px4PF)

175 152 Euthanizing animals is what made me not pursue it way back when I was a kid. But now that I've seen too many sick/dying animals, I think I can do it. It won't be easy, but it is sometimes necessary. Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 10:56 AM (ZshNr) It is and I have done it multiple times. The Lab I had to put down due to accidental anti-freeze poisoning (complete accident) really ended any thought of pursuing that. I don't know how some people can do it for very long.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:00 AM (UkPU5)

176 And it takes a LOT out of you. Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 10:56 AM (ltXvY) Yes it does. I did it for eleven years. Long enough to see pups come into this world and then usher them out at the other side. Wiped me out every time. But the pet owners at least had someone there who would weep along side of them.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 06:00 AM (oMKp3)

177 "The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter to one of the weakest paces of the five-year recovery as the frigid winter appeared to have curtailed business investment and weakness overseas hurt exports." Yet another lie from the Obamanites. The economy has never recovered from 2008. All the numbers they are pumping out are lies. Posted by: Vic DOOM! Right now the US economy is the only thing keeping the World from slipping into a massive depression. Yellen has tapered buying of treasuries by the Fed to try to bring sanilty back to the markets...only Belgium is being directed to buy them back up. That should work out since Germany is the only strength in the EU, what with DeutschBank holding 70 TRILLION in derivatives. Meanwhile China is actually as large as the USA in economic power....except they're GDP growth is suddenly being cut in half since January. Meanwhile Russia is accelerating the war to end the dollar as the World's reserve currency and that would have already happened if every other economy wasn't totally fucked right now. Obama's team is actually on the verge of destroying the entire Earth.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 06:00 AM (KIZT4)

178 Ocare has caused healthcare spending to explode, the economy is still flatlined, gas and grocery prices increase by the week. And the GOP has a plan to legalize millions of unskilled, resource-soaking, Democrat-leaning illegal immigrants. Yay for the GOP.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 30, 2014 06:00 AM (x2u0Q)

179
And over at Whitehouse.gov:

The first quarter of 2014 was marked by unusually severe winter weather, including record cold temperatures and snowstorms, which explains part of the difference in GDP growth relative to previous quarters.

http://tinyurl.com/ndc965u


Has a temperature chart and everything.  Of course, last week climate scientists were still defending Global Warming by declaring that the Winter wasn't actually that cold, it was really kinda warm -- on average.

These guys really need to get together and sync up their stories.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 06:00 AM (kdS6q)

180 If the GOP takes the Senate and holds the House this November, I eagerly await the return of 'real' economic figures and 'real' reporting on the anecdotal stories of people 'just like me' who are being negatively impacted by it.

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at April 30, 2014 06:01 AM (RHLfG)

181 Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 10:57 AM (oMKp3) Yeah, know I know that. Interesting thing though, get much bigger than a rat, and my animal handling skills drop to near 0. This is the reason there are no pets in this house. Well one of many.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:01 AM (HDwDg)

182 It's Chianti, morons. Didn't any of you see Silence of The Lambs? That's for liver. I'd second the Riesling if we do taste like chicken.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 30, 2014 06:01 AM (Eflez)

183 Food and Energy don't count. Those are luxuries.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:01 AM (LJ7Ze)

184 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 10:58 AM (HDwDg)

A buddy of mine was a tech for a study that required him to kill beagle puppies.

He did not get used to that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2014 06:01 AM (QFxY5)

185 It's Chianti, morons. Didn't any of you see Silence of The Lambs? Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 10:59 AM (b2cFu) That gets paired with the liver.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:01 AM (DrWcr)

186 And I see you're still bringing the happy. Nonetheless, good to see you. I could stand to see a good old fashioned EoJ troll stomp if one materializes.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 06:02 AM (b2cFu)

187 I didn't live through Carter, I'm not that old, so I can say: this is the worst I've ever seen it. Posted by: tsrblke ------------------------------- Heh. Wait until we see Carteresque interest and inflation rates. 18%-19%

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:02 AM (aDwsi)

188 sanilty = sanity they're = their

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 06:02 AM (a9OXe)

189 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 30, 2014 10:59 AM (CJjw5) Admit it, you missed us .

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:02 AM (HDwDg)

190 So on the subject of records being set: January of this year, with the paralyzing wave of Arctic cold brought to us by global warmenating, brought record demands on the American electric grid.

And that grid is not in good shape. The next two years are going to see massive retirements of existing power plants, thanks to Obama's jihad against coal and nuclear, and not enough reliable baseload capacity is coming on stream to replace those, not by a long shot.

It doesn't take a supergenius to extrapolate two now very obvious trend lines. Steadily harsher winters, and progressively less electrical capacity available. There will be a point on that chart where suddenly, very ugly things happen.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2014 06:02 AM (noWW6)

191 Hey, is anyone else wondering what will happen when we finally have to deal with the 40 billion a month the fed is putting into Wall Street?

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:02 AM (A98Xu)

192 A buddy of mine was a tech for a study that required him to kill beagle puppies. He did not get used to that. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2014 11:01 AM (QFxY5) Couldn't do it. Nope. No way. If they were sick and suffering, yes, but otherwise not a chance.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:02 AM (DrWcr)

193 Tanned, rested, and still almost kind of want to be President...kind of. Candy Crowley, I'm coming after you!

Posted by: Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 06:03 AM (MDsI9)

194 A buddy of mine was a tech for a study that required him to kill beagle puppies. He did not get used to that. Posted by: Charlie ---------------------------------- Rabbits. Furry, innocent little rabbits. With a guillotine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:03 AM (aDwsi)

195 192 Hey, is anyone else wondering what will happen when we finally have to deal with the 40 billion a month the fed is putting into Wall Street? Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 11:02 AM (A98Xu) What are the Kardshians up to now?

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 06:03 AM (fWAjv)

196 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2014 11:01 AM (QFxY5) Dunno what it takes to stay used to that. The guys who had done dog work in our lab seemed to treat it as one of those "necessary" things to keep going. But the dog work was long past when I got there (I only know of it from talking with the old timers.) Rabbit work was on the way out too, but the rabbit killing was done by an entire other group (we only bleed them for antibodies.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:04 AM (HDwDg)

197 What are the Kardshians up to now? Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 11:03 AM (fWAjv) About 5' 2", 150 lbs.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:04 AM (DrWcr)

198 No big deal It's nothing a #hashtag from the White House can't fix

Posted by: MilitarizedThugCopJoe at April 30, 2014 06:04 AM (eo/+2)

199 192 Hey, is anyone else wondering what will happen when we finally have to deal with the 40 billion a month the fed is putting into Wall Street?

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 11:02 AM (A98Xu)


Nonsense! We can keep printing forever without consequences! Now hang on while I grab a juicebox and come up with a bullshit explanation for why.

Posted by: Ezra "De" Klein at April 30, 2014 06:05 AM (RD7QR)

200 ...only Belgium is being directed to buy them back up And thus was born the idea for the forthcoming best seller, "How the Walloons Saved Western Civilization".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 06:05 AM (z/dJ6)

201 152 Euthanizing animals is what made me not pursue it way back when I was a kid. But now that I've seen too many sick/dying animals, I think I can do it. It won't be easy, but it is sometimes necessary. The down side is the average VET after 5 years Undergrad plus Vet School makes around $60K/year. Back in the day there were only 3 Vet Schools in the US and for this reason Vets were generally better paid than Doctors. Now pretty much every farm state has a Vet School. Just so you know what you're getting into. Good luck.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at April 30, 2014 06:05 AM (oDCMR)

202 Biologically, human flesh is closest to pig flesh, which is why burn victims always smell like BBQ.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 06:05 AM (b2cFu)

203 "If the GOP takes the Senate and holds the House this November, I eagerly await the return of 'real' economic figures and 'real' reporting on the anecdotal stories of people 'just like me' who are being negatively impacted by it."

I'm waiting to have a Republican president again.

Cause I really miss all those "pain at the pump" stories the media constantly ran under the last Republican president, with live interviews of consumers filling up their cars and kvetching bitterly about the prices.

Yet curiously, the media stopped running those kinds of stories when a Democrat was elected president. I wonder why.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2014 06:05 AM (noWW6)

204 Posted by: Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 11:03 AM (MDsI9) ============================ Bring it on, Mittney! I beat you once and I can do it again.

Posted by: Candy Crowley at April 30, 2014 06:06 AM (Px4PF)

205 I had to assist in putting two of my own dogs down.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 06:06 AM (oMKp3)

206 Re: beagles...when mine started baying at 1am last night, I was thinking murderous thoughts. I know I'll have a lot to answer for when I croak, but killing puppies ain't gonna be on the list.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 30, 2014 06:06 AM (MDsI9)

207 I didn't live through Carter, I'm not that old, so I can say: this is the worst I've ever seen it. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 10:56 AM (HDwDg) Only good thing about the Carter years is that the electorate wasn't as yet stupid enough to vote for the same shit twice.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 30, 2014 06:06 AM (68O4K)

208 Rabbits. Furry, innocent little rabbits. With a guillotine. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 11:03 AM (aDwsi) Harlan supplies used to sell that "Ye Olde Guillotine" or someone had some fun with the few issues we got. I never figured it out.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:06 AM (HDwDg)

209 Biologically, human flesh is closest to pig flesh, which is why burn victims always smell like BBQ.


The leaflets of heart valves are very similar between human and pig.  Pig valves have been used to treat failing ones in humans.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:06 AM (GQ8sn)

210 124  Gas tax totally unnecessary then.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 10:52 AM (ltXvY)



Because back in the Clinton years when the Dems controlled everything they diverted 15% of the gas tax to urban transportation.  So your gas is paying for city buses and subways. Of course since all money is fungible its just another federal subsidy of cities.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 06:07 AM (T2V/1)

211 I would like to point out that I was the one who gave the Horde Kate Upton in bikinis and other people gave the Horde discussions of killing puppies. This means I am the cheerful, optimistic one. Ponder the implications of that, if you will.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 06:07 AM (mf5HN)

212 Harlan supplies used to sell that "Ye Olde Guillotine"

or someone had some fun with the few issues we got.
I never figured it out.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 11:06 AM (HDwDg)



CO2 or isoflurane here.



Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:07 AM (GQ8sn)

213 About 5' 2", 150 lbs.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 11:04 AM (DrWcr)


Most of which is concentrated in the ass.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 06:08 AM (RD7QR)

214 This means I am the cheerful, optimistic one.



You now have 1 minute to reach minimum safe distance.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:08 AM (GQ8sn)

215 203 Biologically, human flesh is closest to pig flesh, which is why burn victims always smell like BBQ. Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 11:05 AM (b2cFu) Tomato paste, molasses, brown sugar and silver nitrate.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:08 AM (DrWcr)

216 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:07 AM (mf5HN That IS fairly ironic.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 06:08 AM (oMKp3)

217 Only good thing about the Carter years is that the electorate wasn't as yet stupid enough to vote for the same shit twice. Posted by: jwpaine ----------------------------------- ... and race wasn't the primary factor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:08 AM (aDwsi)

218 "How the Walloons Saved Western Civilization". Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars™ LOL

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 06:09 AM (l556B)

219
Whitehouse.gov continues:

If anything the details of today’s report suggest that the underlying cost trends in the health sector remain favorable.

The sharp increase in estimated utilization appears to have been driven by greater use of health care services by people who gained insurance coverage during the first quarter because of the Affordable Care Act. Ensuring access to care is a key goal of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion, so this increase in utilization is neither a surprise, nor a cause for concern.

Furthermore, any upward pressure on health care spending growth from expanding insurance coverage will cease once coverage stabilizes at its new, higher level, so it does not affect the longer-term outlook for spending growth.

http://tinyurl.com/ndc965u



"Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 06:09 AM (kdS6q)

220 Last I heard, vet school was still more competitive than med school, but unless you're a horse surgeon or some other niche specialty that pays boku bucks, the pay is about what you'd get with a BA in business. re: turnpikes, I don't give a sh*t what they call them, it's still an interstate that there are tolls on, so why are there so many of them in the East if they're not supposed to exist? Grandfathering?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 06:09 AM (b2cFu)

221 141 So what we have here is an absolutely note-perfect example of a pocketbook election. A flawless diamond of one. Ordinary workers and consumers in America are hurting, badly. When the GOP can be this consistently "stupid", I'm starting to think they're not really part of "our" team.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 30, 2014 06:09 AM (M9BzG)

222 This means I am the cheerful, optimistic one. Ponder the implications of that, if you will. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:07 AM (mf5HN) And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:09 AM (DrWcr)

223 The important thing? We must continue to be proud we pay for our President and First Lady to take much needed, continual vacations to places most of us could not afford to go to. And why should we. Those hotels and restaurants are for royalty, not us peasants.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:09 AM (A98Xu)

224 Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:06 AM (GQ8sn) Lots of work should be done in pigs, they're skin and inflammation response are closer to ours than mice. But USDA "Age of enforcement" combine with the obvious size aspects. Which reminds me, I should probably do my research for this week. I'm trying to actually make some progress . Just wait for the book. Oh and we used a lot of CO2 as well. But we did research on Carbonic Anhydrase, which made CO2 killing interfere with some of the experiments, so we got a conditional use for cervical dislocation in lots of cases. I remember working with a grad student and when I did the CD he looked at me and said "I've never seen that before!"

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:10 AM (HDwDg)

225 .01 percent is     statistical noise.   That anyone would claim it as a valid number indicating     any    growth    whatsoever       is not only a fool, but assuming everyone that hears it is one as well.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2014 06:10 AM (eoeps)

226 Unusually cold winter? Nonsense. If it had been really cold President Obama would have appeared on TV wearing a sweater, telling us we were greedy scrunts.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 06:10 AM (q37J1)

227 I've been commuting in the Chicago suburbs the last few days after several years away. The trips that used to take an hour and a half on the tollway now take 45 minutes, and they haven't added any lanes. That's about the only positive impact of $4 gas and a spiraling IL economy. And fuck you Quinn for putting in a .90 toll at the 59 exit.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 30, 2014 06:11 AM (MDsI9)

228 This means I am the cheerful, optimistic one.

Ponder the implications of that, if you will.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:07 AM (mf5HN)

 

It means that we need more pictures of Kate Upton.  Preferably playing with a puppy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2014 06:11 AM (tIvOy)

229 26 which means, the boomers keeps stealing my generation's wealth. I'm not sure how much longer I can abide this. Carousel. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 10:33 AM (GQ8sn) RENEW!

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 06:11 AM (N/cFh)

230 EC, you still around? I had a link for you.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 06:12 AM (N/cFh)

231 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 11:09 AM (kdS6q No, the increase in utilization is exactly cause for concern. But sure, let's just all celebrate that more people can get IUDs now (subsidized by the government.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:12 AM (HDwDg)

232 169 WTF do they mean allowing tolls on interstates? Practically EVERY f*cking toll road in the East is an interstate--I-76/276/476 in PA, I-95 in Maryland/NJ, I-95 bridge in Delaware, I-90 in Ohio, I-95 bridges in NY...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 10:58 AM (b2cFu)



Other than the two Carolinas I-95 is all toll road now.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 06:12 AM (T2V/1)

233 It means that we need more pictures of Kate Upton. Preferably playing with a sweater puppy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2014 11:11 AM (tIvOy)




Fixed.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:12 AM (GQ8sn)

234 My glasses may be dirty, and I may need to clean them, but maybe I just don't see the connection between these two graphs: Minimum wage increase: http://tinyurl.com/mhfv5d GDP: http://tinyurl.com/l2adjan I just think there may be some relation to these two things.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at April 30, 2014 06:12 AM (HxSXm)

235 EC, you still around? I had a link for you.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 11:12 AM (N/cFh)



Word.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:13 AM (GQ8sn)

236 204 torquewrench , Operation Pipewrench 2016

Posted by: sven10077 at April 30, 2014 06:13 AM (Vo1hM)

237 Biologically, human flesh is closest to pig flesh, which is why burn victims always smell like BBQ. Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 11:05 AM (b2cFu) ____________________ Are you saying that I can get both loin and bacon from my neighbor?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 30, 2014 06:13 AM (32Ze2)

238 235 My glasses may be dirty, and I may need to clean them, but maybe I just don't see the connection between these two graphs: Minimum wage increase: http://tinyurl.com/mhfv5d GDP: http://tinyurl.com/l2adjan I just think there may be some relation to these two things. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at April 30, 2014 11:12 AM (HxSXm) This post not authorized.

Posted by: Senate Democrats at April 30, 2014 06:13 AM (HxSXm)

239 Last I heard, vet school was still more competitive than med school, but unless you're a horse surgeon or some other niche specialty that pays boku bucks, the pay is about what you'd get with a BA in business. re: turnpikes, I don't give a sh*t what they call them, it's still an interstate that there are tolls on, so why are there so many of them in the East if they're not supposed to exist? Grandfathering? Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 11:09 AM (b2cFu) Vet schools are desperately trying to steer students back into large animal practice. Most vet students, the majority of whom are women, are going into small animal practice because that pays more. Farmer Brown has a bottom line that he cannot allow to be affected by sentimental attachments, therefore he is tighter with the dollars. So there is a very real, significant shortage of large animal vets. I have equine owner friends who have to actually ship their very ill horses a couple of hours to a vet clinic. Not a good choice when you have a horse down thrashing with colic.

Posted by: Jen at April 30, 2014 06:14 AM (/CN/i)

240 Lots of work should be done in pigs, they're skin and inflammation response are closer to ours than mice. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 11:10 AM (HDwDg) Somehow, I do not know how, I read that as pigs, they're skin is inflammable and was all "Wait, we have fireproof pigs now, why does no one ever tell me these things!" Also I'll just be taking your they're, there and their for safekeeping.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 06:14 AM (mf5HN)

241 See, unlike every other year in recorded history, this year had....a winter. What can you do about that sort of freak occurrence? Certainly you can't blame Obama.[/] Old: Broken Window Fallacy New: Mild Winter Unexpectedly Enables Productivity

Posted by: BuddyPC at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (jfUIE)

242 I remember working with a grad student and when I did the CD he looked at me and said "I've never seen that before!"


Grad students are one of two categories.  Extremely savant-like in their field or total dumbasses.


There is no inbetween.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (GQ8sn)

243 A buddy of mine was a tech for a study that required him to kill beagle puppies. -_- Nope. Couldn't do it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (UkPU5)

244 For the kitteh lovers: https://vine.co/v/Mvxx9PeqmWD Ooo dat big fat butt!

Posted by: Sir Pug A Lott at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (8c12T)

245 Cost to traverse I-88 from the Iowa border to the Chicago suburbs: $8.70. And the last toll lady told me that if the money flew out of her hand, they ain't responsible.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (MDsI9)

246

@53 - Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 10:39 AM (LJ7Ze)

Without the gaming of the books we are in a depression even with 1/2% loans to the corporate sector.

---------------------------------------------------

Even the gamed economic indicators show that after the first major contraction, the economy never recovered to the level of production, employment, labor force participation, etc., that preceded it. This is precisely what happened in the '30s - a major contraction followed by short periods of federally-funded "growth" that allowed the Keynesians to claim their idiotic policies were working.

For all practical purposes, the economy is in a depression, again.

Posted by: goy at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (oGez1)

247 "Well people ask me if Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do. I'm not sure we do," Santorum said Monday. "I'm not sure we do and the reason I'm not sure we do is because I don't hear us talking about them very often and if you really cared you'd talk about the problems they had." Ahhh, I see now why so many people hate Santorum.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (A98Xu)

248 I know that I am increasing my utilization.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 30, 2014 06:15 AM (aDwsi)

249 I ignored the trigger warning. Can I still sue you for emotional distress?

Posted by: Bob at April 30, 2014 06:16 AM (xkSSa)

250 Prediction: ObamaCare won't be seen as "an important part of" today's story. Story? What story?

Posted by: The MSM at April 30, 2014 06:16 AM (aA2hG)

251 The "economy" in the Golden Isles has been dead since it was obvious the fix was in for "historic first"- Duh!1.

Businesses dropping like flies in DDT. Real estate dead, dead, dead.

Posted by: backhoe at April 30, 2014 06:16 AM (ULH4o)

252 Also I'll just be taking your they're, there and their for safekeeping. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:14 AM (mf5HN) You should probably just take all my grammar for safe keeping. It is the suck.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:17 AM (HDwDg)

253 It means that we need more pictures of Kate Upton. Preferably playing with a puppy. Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 30, 2014 11:11 AM (tIvOy) ________________ I'd like to see her play with both puppies..... Please...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 30, 2014 06:17 AM (32Ze2)

254 248 - You know what I want to hear? Talk about the well-being of The Republic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:17 AM (aDwsi)

255 "Well people ask me if Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do. I'm not sure we do," Santorum said Monday. "I'm not sure we do and the reason I'm not sure we do is because I don't hear us talking about them very often and if you really cared you'd talk about the problems they had." He seriously needs to shut the fuck up and go away.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:17 AM (DrWcr)

256 Somehow, I do not know how, I read that as pigs, they're skin is inflammable and was all "Wait, we have fireproof pigs now, why does no one ever tell me these things!" That sounds horrible. How are you supposed to get bacon out of that?!

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 30, 2014 06:17 AM (M9BzG)

257 "Ahhh, I see now why so many people hate Santorum." Yeah, he's got some of that in him. But some people loved his sweater.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 06:18 AM (gOoFi)

258 "Well people ask me if Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do. I'm not sure we do," Santorum said Monday. "I'm not sure we do and the reason I'm not sure we do is because I don't hear us talking about them very often and if you really cared you'd talk about the problems they had."



Right.  And all those charities and giving are fuck-all aren't they?



Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:18 AM (GQ8sn)

259 It is probably worth pointing out that Democrats look back on FDR's administration as the best time in the history of the United States. It is probably not unreasonable to expect Democrats to attempt to repeat the FDR experience. Expect a decade of economic misery followed by a nuclear war.

Posted by: Obnoxious A Hole at April 30, 2014 06:18 AM (TKk/U)

260 Vox.com=Winston Smith's employer.

Posted by: bopiddy at April 30, 2014 06:18 AM (gybuW)

261 Also I'll just be taking your they're, there and their for safekeeping. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 OMG that is the funniest line I ever read.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 06:18 AM (arM0p)

262 When U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson married his wife, she was already wedded to another man, according to a new court filing by the congressman's lawyers, seeking an annulment on the basis of bigamy.

Grayson, D-Orlando, also accuses Lolita Grayson of defamation, for accusing him of battering her at their home in March, according paperwork filed in their divorce last week, days before their 24th anniversary.

Alan Grayson's new filing, a counterpetition to Lolita Grayson's January divorce filing, states that when he met Lolita Grayson in 1985, she "represented herself as single in order to induce Mr. Grayson to marry her."


... I must say that I'm glad this clown isn't my Congressman

Posted by: former "The Onion" editor at April 30, 2014 06:19 AM (e8kgV)

263 which means, the boomers keeps stealing my generation's wealth. I'm not sure how much longer I can abide this. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 10:33 AM (HDwDg) I can see why someone might not want to vote for Republicans since they're mostly spineless, boneless, gutless bags of shit, who stand for nothing. But- I can't understand at all how anyone whose middle class and under say 50 who's not clinically insane votes for Democrats. At. All. Not only are they crippling their own lives but their children's and children's children's lives. Insanity.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2014 06:19 AM (0cMkb)

264 What kind of Ckuf names his daughter Lolita?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:20 AM (LJ7Ze)

265 Hey, Santorum, you ignoramus, if not republicans, conservatives talk about gas prices, food prices and the cost of health care which have more impact on the poor than just about anything else. STFU.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:20 AM (A98Xu)

266 Weirddave,

Do you have that link for me?  What's it about?

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:20 AM (GQ8sn)

267 Sheesh you people are so fussy. Fine. Kate Upton playing with puppies. http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 06:20 AM (mf5HN)

268
No, the increase in utilization is exactly cause for concern.
Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!)



The Whitehouse and the Left insists this is a good thing.

Of course, since almost all that new spending is government paid, Medicare, or government subsidized, all the rest, it has to ultimately come out of taxes or debt. Which is a drain on the economy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 06:21 AM (kdS6q)

269 Expect a decade of economic misery followed by a nuclear war. Posted by: Obnoxious A Hole at April 30, 2014 11:18 AM (TKk/U) A nuclear war would pave the way for a century of economic growth!

Posted by: Broken Window Fallacist at April 30, 2014 06:21 AM (M9BzG)

270 At the court house We must be the only nation on earth whose poor are fat and have smart phones

Posted by: thunderb at April 30, 2014 06:21 AM (6bAI1)

271 Anyone wanna bet that 0.1 number is fudged just to avoid a negative number that the MFM will have to explain.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at April 30, 2014 06:21 AM (9Bdcz)

272 Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2014 11:19 AM (0cMkb) Most of my friends who go that direction seem to buy into the democrat lie that we can simply tax our way into the free shit. Economics needs to be a required class in high school. Scratch that, Milton Friedman needs to be a required class in high school.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:21 AM (HDwDg)

273 256 [Santorum] seriously needs to shut the fuck up and go away. Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 11:17 AM (DrWcr)[\'/i] And take that electric bass-playing chucklehead ex-Governor of Arkansas with him.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 06:22 AM (z/dJ6)

274 Anyone wanna bet that 0.1 number is fudged just to avoid a negative number that the MFM will have to explain.



Sucker's bet.  Ofcourse it is.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:22 AM (GQ8sn)

275 Oh and Santorum, I forget to mention jobs, you know jobs that are fading away because of the dolt we have as President? And the GDP, as in what we are discussing here, today? That impacts the poor.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:22 AM (A98Xu)

276 I can't understand at all how anyone whose middle class and under say 50 who's not clinically insane votes for Democrats. ---------------------------- Robots. Programmed by the schools and media.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:22 AM (aDwsi)

277 "I'd like to see her play with both puppies..... Please..." You didn't book mark that gif?

Posted by: Shaftner the Great at April 30, 2014 06:22 AM (qXPMk)

278 >>"I'm not sure we do and the reason I'm not sure we do is because I don't hear us talking about them very often... I really shouldn't have to point this out to an evil God-botherer like Santorum: we talk about them in our personal lives, especially at church. Because we see this as something to address at the community level through private organizations/charities. Duh.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 06:22 AM (8zTpe)

279 Lolita Grayson? She sounds like one of those women who have pigtails and girly skirts when they are 50.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 06:22 AM (RD7QR)

280 To save America from the clear and present danger of Republicans saving the economy and causing world peace, we must petition The One to "suspend" the 22nd Amendment and remain in power. Executive Orders, baby. He can do it!

Posted by: Candy Crow-Diddy, Ezra Klein, and the rest of the MSM Progressive Choir at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (Px4PF)

281 So I prophesied dire times to come, as steadily colder winters collide with the gutting of America's electrical power by the progtards.

Reflect that, in the UK, there was a famous political inflection point, the "Winter of Discontent" of 1978-79.

They had a similar situation where years of incredibly stupid economic policy had all interacted and compounded and eventually just shut down all organized society for a few months in Britain.

They had stagflation, massively so. Sweeping, constant, coordinated labor strikes. Endemic shortages of everything, empty shops and markets everywhere. Fuel was impossible to find. Transport ground to a near standstill. Huge piles of rotting trash filled the city sidewalks. The army had to be pressed into service as impromptu firemen and ambulance drivers. The mortuaries were full of unburied dead, so much so that hospitals started leaving corpses in hallways.

And on top of all this it was REALLY FUCKING COLD.

Yet out of it the British ended up with... Margaret Thatcher. Who would have been previously unelectable had it not been for continuing on as they had been doing coming to be seen as impossible.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (noWW6)

282 Economics needs to be a required class in high school. Burn down the public schools and salt the earth. They're liberal indoctrination centers.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (M9BzG)

283 There may be a few bumps in the health care road and there may be some shortages. Make sure y'all keep your internal colonic gas pressure at the manufacturer's recommended level, will improve mileage. /the administration

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (MKpBT)

284 Which city should be renamed Obamastan in honor of Our Glorious Dear Leader? Detroit? Chicago? Oakland?

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (7ObY1)

285 Most of my friends who go that direction seem to buy into the democrat lie that we can simply tax our way into the free shit. ------------- Central to our troubles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (aDwsi)

286 " I can't understand at all how anyone whose middle class and under say 50 who's not clinically insane votes for Democrats. " I work with people just like this. Oblivious.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (gOoFi)

287 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 11:21 AM (kdS6q) Even if it weren't government subsidized it'd be a drain. Even a non profit insurer has to break even at the end of a year. All of this "utilization" money comes from somewhere. And where it's not going is things that usually rebuild an economy.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 06:23 AM (HDwDg)

288 246 Cost to traverse I-88 from the Iowa border to the Chicago suburbs: $8.70. I became expert at avoiding the I-90 tolls from 57 to the Arlington Heights exit, coming up from So. Ill to visit the ancestral castle. Thanks Dad!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:24 AM (UkPU5)

289 Really burnin' through the Barrel Begone™ this morning; better check to see that I'm current on my payment plan.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 06:24 AM (z/dJ6)

290 In addition, and I don't know if this has been mentioned, but in addition to the regular Fed meeting that is ongoing, there was another 'emergency' closed Fed meeting called yesterday. The whole "emergency" and 'closed' aspects of the meeting kind of make my butt itch a little.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 30, 2014 06:24 AM (BZAd3)

291 Laying down the marker: Vox's "explanatory journalism" will put traditional media out of business and people will love it.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 06:24 AM (tWmgi)

292 >>Economics needs to be a required class in high school. I can just see the Common Core curriculum for that: Pinketty! Krugman!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 06:24 AM (8zTpe)

293 Kate Upton playing with puppies.

http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:20 AM (mf5HN)


Nice puppies. The dogs are cute too.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 06:24 AM (RD7QR)

294 EC, I don't know if you recall, but a few days ago I mentioned the book The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism Evolved Within Humans and you seemed interested. Well, COnservative commentator Bill Whittle did something where he talks about the theory in pretty good detail, it just went up on YouTube. http://tinyurl.com/kyt37v7 Bill is a Hollywood guy, and a filmmaker. He's making a movie called The Common Sense Resistance about the underground 25 years after the economic collapse of 2017. In this bit he's speaking in character as the leader of the CSR, pretending that this is an underground broadcast to the resistance. The first question that he answered is "How did Red '17 happen" and he goes into a good amount of detail about r/K theory. If you don't want to buy the book, the first 30-40 minutes of the linked film should get you well grounded in the basics.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 06:24 AM (N/cFh)

295 Because back in the Clinton years when the Dems controlled everything they diverted 15% of the gas tax to urban transportation. So your gas is paying for city buses and subways. Of course since all money is fungible its just another federal subsidy of cities. Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2014 11:07 AM (T2V/1) Don't forget airports, sea ports, and all kinds of other "transportation" projects that took money out of the gas tax. We got a real nice airport with big expensive jetways and lots of bells and whistles. Another city 45 miles away got a real nice almost matching airport with the same things. Only problem is that the jets coming to both cities are regional jets that can't use the jetways, so they sit unused for close to 20 years. Oh, and nobody thought that the two cities could have joined together and built a new airport halfway between where all the population growth for the region has taken place. Yep, a bigger airport with a longer runway was just not going to work because each had to have their own airport in the middle of the city.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 30, 2014 06:25 AM (HxSXm)

296 Seriously. Fat. Really fat. With smart phones. How poor are they?

Posted by: thunderb at April 30, 2014 06:25 AM (6bAI1)

297 Rain. Cold. Fire drill. 

Fuck these things in particular.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 30, 2014 06:26 AM (knoK7)

298 There's always long pig. hint. Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 10:55 AM (ltXvY) I volunteer to throw myself on the grenade and eat Kate Upton. Just 'cause I'm fucking sensitive and shit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:26 AM (TIIx5)

299 Example: High school government/econ AP, the teacher praised Clinton for being a genius hands-on guy who did everything, while Bush was stupid and had to delegate. He also showed us a movie on Watergate, because fictionalized retellings are the best way to teach accurate history.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 30, 2014 06:26 AM (M9BzG)

300 Did you know one in five kids in America goes to bed wondering where their next meal comes from? I saw it on TV so it must be true.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:27 AM (A98Xu)

301 Kate Upton playing with puppies. http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:20 AM (mf5HN) Maa maa.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 30, 2014 06:27 AM (BZAd3)

302 Oh, and nobody thought that the two cities could have joined together and built a new airport halfway between where all the population growth for the region has taken place. Yep, a bigger airport with a longer runway was just not going to work because each had to have their own airport in the middle of the city. With everyone bitching about the noise.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 06:28 AM (ltXvY)

303 286 Most of my friends who go that direction seem to buy into the democrat lie that we can simply tax our way into the free shit. I know some, not dumb at all, people who believe that. No joy on converting them. Not dumb, but completely unable to grasp financial concepts and the law of diminishing returns.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:28 AM (UkPU5)

304 Now the question is- what will the "revised" number be two or three months from now?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 30, 2014 06:28 AM (SY2Kh)

305 285 Which city should be renamed Obamastan in honor of Our Glorious Dear Leader?

Detroit? Chicago? Oakland?

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 11:23 AM (7ObY1)



Oakland used to be a nice city.  It is shit now.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 06:28 AM (T2V/1)

306 Then they must be eating 6 times a day

Posted by: thunderb at April 30, 2014 06:28 AM (6bAI1)

307 301 Did you know one in five kids in America goes to bed wondering where their next meal comes from?

I saw it on TV so it must be true.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 11:27 AM (A98Xu)


Yes, they are wondering if they will get two breakfasts or only one. Oh, woe is me.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 06:29 AM (RD7QR)

308 Obama will avoid being blamed for this health care wreckage, and he can always monkey with the GDP numbers if he chooses.  Obama will continue to distract his followers by speaking out more about what for them really has earth shaking consequences - an elderly basketball team owner who didn't always say nice things about blacks.

Posted by: Gusto Smooth at April 30, 2014 06:29 AM (otQV8)

309 Kate Upton playing with puppies. http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:20 AM (mf5HN) Oh.... They're not her sweater puppies. Well, this week has been one disappointment after another.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2014 06:29 AM (0cMkb)

310 Pro tip: McDonald's Dollar Menu.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:30 AM (A98Xu)

311 268 Kate Upton playing with puppies. http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:20 AM (mf5HN) ====================== I believe this might have to go on my All-Time Top Ten Comment list.

Posted by: MTF at April 30, 2014 06:30 AM (Px4PF)

312 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:20 AM

Apart from Kate Upton's racktasticness, dafuq did I just watch?!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 30, 2014 06:30 AM (knoK7)

313 285
Which city should be renamed Obamastan in honor of Our Glorious Dear Leader?



Detroit? Chicago? Oakland?

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 11:23 AM (7ObY1)

Obamagrad, of course. It's the Socialist thing to do.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 06:30 AM (RD7QR)

314 Re: Toll roads. I imagine there will be all kinds of mischief as recently seen w/the Boulder turnpike deal: a secret CDOT deal w/an Australian firm that will expand and maintain the roads (for the next 50 years) in exchange for charging drivers up to $14 each way.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 06:31 AM (8zTpe)

315 EC, I don't know if you recall, but a few days ago I mentioned the book The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism Evolved Within Humans and you seemed interested.



Yes, I did see that.  And thank you.  I am interested in it.

What you said about the different strategies of coping with either limited or limitless resources was very intriguing. 

What exactly does r and K stand for?


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:31 AM (GQ8sn)

316 A nuclear war would pave the way for a century of economic growth!
Posted by: Broken Window Fallacist at April 30, 2014 11:21 AM (M9BzG)



Just imagine of all the glass we could break!

Posted by: mugiwara at April 30, 2014 06:31 AM (W7ffl)

317 What part of the can do you plant to grow canned goods?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:31 AM (LJ7Ze)

318 Apart from Kate Upton's racktasticness, dafuq did I just watch?!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 30, 2014 11:30 AM (knoK7)


I think there was a guy in a unicorn suit but I was distracted.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 06:31 AM (RD7QR)

319 I'm a bit fluffy these days myself...but have have seen poor people. Really poor people in the ME and Asia. They aren't fat and on the phone

Posted by: thunderb at April 30, 2014 06:31 AM (6bAI1)

320 I imagine there will be all kinds of mischief as recently seen w/the Boulder turnpike deal: a secret CDOT deal w/an Australian firm that will expand and maintain the roads (for the next 50 years) in exchange for charging drivers up to $14 each way.


What?  Outsourcing to the aussies?

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:32 AM (GQ8sn)

321 301 Did you know one in five kids in America goes to bed wondering where their next meal comes from. Juan and Juanita. In the shadows. At the poultry processing plant. Playing "Undocumented Worker Clue" is grand, ain't it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 06:32 AM (z/dJ6)

322 The new $2 menu at McDonalds.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:32 AM (LJ7Ze)

323 312 268 Kate Upton playing with puppies. http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 11:20 AM (mf5HN) So, if I dress up as a unicorn, I might get some play from Kate Upton? Worth a shot, I suppose.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:33 AM (DrWcr)

324 Holy shit, within hours my cynicism has evolved like a horror movie virus. That's what a complete lack of faith in politicians doing the right thing will do to a person. But they are militarizing all government agencies so we have that going for us.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:33 AM (A98Xu)

325 What exactly does r and K stand for? Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:31 AM (GQ8sn) rINO and Kaboom

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:33 AM (TIIx5)

326 "I think there was a guy in a unicorn suit but I was distracted.
Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 11:31 AM"


So I'm not hallucinating.  That makes it....better?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 30, 2014 06:33 AM (knoK7)

327 Aussies bought up some roads around here also.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:33 AM (LJ7Ze)

328 Tsrblk I did live through Carter. It wasn't this bad. Of course in those days I didn't have the extra fun of being interviewed by people who think I am too old. Yes, a healthy economy would fix the situation but your fellow Americans voted for another four years of Obama instead.

Posted by: Obnoxious A Hole at April 30, 2014 06:33 AM (TKk/U)

329 Did you know one in five kids in America goes to bed wondering where their next meal comes from.


The fridge or the pantry?  The fridge or the pantry?  The fridge or the pantry? 

Posted by: That one in five kid at April 30, 2014 06:33 AM (MNq6o)

330 >>What? Outsourcing to the aussies? Yeah, apparently this is a job Americans can't do. Or, you know, they offered the best incentive (wink, wink) to the decision-maker at CDOT.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 06:34 AM (8zTpe)

331 Re: Toll roads. I imagine there will be all kinds of mischief as recently seen w/the Boulder turnpike deal: a secret CDOT deal w/an Australian firm that will expand and maintain the roads (for the next 50 years) in exchange for charging drivers up to $14 each way. As everyone wastes Moar gas trying to avoid them.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 06:34 AM (ltXvY)

332 Damn Flash. Damn Flash Ads. Got my adblock cranked up so tight I can't see the youtube flash video Damn.

Posted by: Nerd the Clueless at April 30, 2014 06:34 AM (qXPMk)

333
So they adjusted the formula for gdp which gives a +2% so we are at -1.9% under the old calculation.

Let me give the media a clue on this from me personally: when your health insurance premiums double you have alot less money for other things.  When you put new taxes on medicine not to mention everything else, it slows economic growth.

ps- doubling insurance premiums does not mean more people have health insurance.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2014 06:34 AM (hJauc)

334 "r" stands for a (r)esource rich environment. I don't remember what K stands for. I mean, I know it's the opposite, limited resources, but I don't remember where the "K" comes from.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 06:34 AM (N/cFh)

335 Aussies bought up some roads around here also.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 11:33 AM (LJ7Ze)



All the better, I suppose, to prepare for Road Warrior.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:34 AM (GQ8sn)

336 The fridge or the pantry? The fridge or the pantry? The fridge or the pantry? Posted by: That one in five kid at April 30, 2014 11:33 AM (MNq6o) Or the school? Remember, many states feed kids breakfast and lunch.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 06:34 AM (A98Xu)

337 So, if I dress up as a unicorn, I might get some play from Kate Upton? Worth a shot, I suppose. Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 11:33 AM (DrWcr) Kate's a Furry? Oh, man. That's disconcerting. On the other hand, an enlightened soul should be willing to embrace alternate lifestyles.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:35 AM (TIIx5)

338 There are no ads here with IE and Adblock. I think the Advertisers bribed Mozilla or Adblock to make their product not work.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:36 AM (LJ7Ze)

339 File this one in the same place "water is wet" is filed.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Let the Warmth of Spring Grow your Rage at the Outrage Outlet at April 30, 2014 06:36 AM (hLRSq)

340 I don't remember what K stands for. I mean, I know it's the opposite, limited resources, but I don't remember where the "K" comes from.


According to ITC, it stands for "Kaboom". 


Which actually makes sense....



Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:36 AM (GQ8sn)

341 Re: Toll roads. I imagine there will be all kinds of mischief as recently seen w/the Boulder turnpike deal: a secret CDOT deal w/an Australian firm that will expand and maintain the roads (for the next 50 years) in exchange for charging drivers up to $14 each way. If we had an opposition party, they might bring up the fact that interstates have already been paid for.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 06:36 AM (ltXvY)

342 Now, take deficit spending AND the Feds just printing money out of the GDP.... as they are NEGATIVE things to an economy... and you will see that we have not yet come out of the depression. Because is it economic growth, if you are just spending money you don't have? if you are going into debt AND debasing your own currency, to make your numbers look better?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 06:36 AM (84gbM)

343 r = Reproductive rate

K = Carrying capacity of the environment (resources available)

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 06:36 AM (tWmgi)

344 We will fix your roads, but first....

Posted by: The Aussies at April 30, 2014 06:37 AM (LJ7Ze)

345 But they are militarizing all government agencies so we have that going for us. Posted by: Seems legit -------------------- It wasn't until last night's ONT that I realized that even NOAA and The Weather Service are buying ammo. Data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics seems to be unavailable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:37 AM (aDwsi)

346 Oakland used to be a nice city. It is shit now. Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2014 11:28 AM (T2V/1) The only thing that kept Chicago away from the same fate for so long was (and I hate the motherfuckers with a passion) the Daleys. Primarily, King Richard the 1st. The bullshit that went on in both Detroit and Oakland did not fly. But that's now ancient history and the inevitable is coming, just at a slower rate.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:37 AM (UkPU5)

347 Kate Upton playing with puppies. http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ Posted it before I could. Clearly, your generosity is exceeded only by your celerity. (By one dot at least.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 30, 2014 06:37 AM (rt3TY)

348 The worst thing about the Carter economy was the runaway inflation.  My home load was 13.75% and I had to pay 6 points to get it.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 06:38 AM (T2V/1)

349 Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:36 AM (GQ8sn) Hell, in true Horde fashion, I didn't read the article. Stopped clock and all that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:38 AM (TIIx5)

350 Boss - Still using Mozilla, eh?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:38 AM (aDwsi)

351 349 Is this a football thread now?

Posted by: The Aussies at April 30, 2014 06:38 AM (LJ7Ze)

352 336 Aussies bought up some roads around here also. Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 11:33 AM (LJ7Ze) All the better, I suppose, to prepare for Road Warrior. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:34 AM (GQ8sn) Walk away. Just, walkaway.

Posted by: Lord Humungus, the Ayatolloh of Rock-n-Rolla at April 30, 2014 06:38 AM (HxSXm)

353 345 We will fix your roads, but first.... Posted by: The Aussies at April 30, 2014 11:37 AM (LJ7Ze) OK, but in return I get Elle MacPherson.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:38 AM (DrWcr)

354 Remember- Vote Rand Paul! All the Political Courage of John Boehner Plus the Cool, Level-Headed Sanity of Ron Paul And the Whininess of a 12 year old Girl! "America's H-a-a-a-a-ard"

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2014 06:39 AM (0cMkb)

355 home loan

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 06:39 AM (T2V/1)

356 You know, Christie might be on to something here: http://tinyurl.com/k6eoxjf Don't just screw the bondholders from your own state, screw the bondholders of New York also. It seems that they're kind of used to that sort of thing, after all.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 30, 2014 06:39 AM (BZAd3)

357

Hello from Down Under and it's a quickie as it's bedtime at after 1.30am Thursday morning here..

 

Aussies funding some toll roads?  

 

 Expect some kangaroos and wombats as unique Aussie roadkill then as these come with Aussie roads

 

We're invading quietly it seems...

 

 

 

 

Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 06:39 AM (flMT4)

358 Anyone wanna bet that 0.1 number is fudged just to avoid a negative number that the MFM will have to explain. Sucker's bet. Ofcourse it is. I read a piece by an economist a few years ago explaining that a 1.5% was actually standing still due to the way the estimates are wrapped in. Vic stated the obvious: Nothing the government has released since 2009 has been real data. In the mid 1980s I had a friend who owned a franchise fast food place. He paid top dollar: $9/hr to his good people. Now, in 2014 I have a different friend who owns the exact same franchise place (different store) and pays his people $9/hr. In 30 years kids are still getting paid the same only now they are forced to buy crappy government insurance and lift the entire baby boomer population on their shoulders. But republicans are all big business and God and anti-abortion; so not cool. Yay Hillary!. This is not ending well.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 06:39 AM (VmjCw)

359 The Obsidian Owl is right! There you go. Just goes to prove one thing: Don't listen to me.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 06:39 AM (N/cFh)

360 Aussies bought up some roads around here also.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 11:33 AM (LJ7Ze)

All the better, I suppose, to prepare for Road Warrior.
Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:34 AM (GQ8sn)



Walk away. Just, walkaway.

Posted by: Lord Humungus, the Ayatolloh of Rock-n-Rolla



He seems lie a reasonable man!

Posted by: Ol codger in an army helmet at April 30, 2014 06:40 AM (MNq6o)

361 Posted it before I could. Clearly, your generosity is exceeded only by your celerity. (By one dot at least.) Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 30, 2014 11:37 AM (rt3TY) You're just trying to obfuscate.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:40 AM (DrWcr)

362 This is nothing, a high speed rail project can fix this. AmIRight???

Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2014 06:40 AM (TRyfo)

363 home loan
Posted by: Vic


SPAM!

Posted by: Dang at April 30, 2014 06:40 AM (MNq6o)

364 187 And I see you're still bringing the happy. Nonetheless, good to see you. I could stand to see a good old fashioned EoJ troll stomp if one materializes.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at April 30, 2014 11:02 AM (b2cFu)

 

I'd like to have him go off on that dipshit mirror universe mitt Romney.

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2014 06:40 AM (LI48c)

365 A quibble: obamacare isn't fully in effect. It currently impacts about 1/6 or so of the population. If that's the case, then stand by for total economic disaster when it goes into effect for the other 5/6ths. Also: will any one here be surprised if in a month or two the GDP number is unexpectedly revised downward?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at April 30, 2014 06:40 AM (VvOZ5)

366 351 I use Mozilla and IE. They look almost identical the way I have them set up. IE works better here. Is there something better? I tried Opera and Chrome years ago but didn't like them.

Posted by: The Aussies at April 30, 2014 06:40 AM (LJ7Ze)

367 aussie - Invading? You'll have to take a number and wait your turn.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:41 AM (aDwsi)

368 It wasn't until last night's ONT that I realized that even NOAA and The Weather Service are buying ammo.>>

Global Warming is a serious threat.

Posted by: NOAA at April 30, 2014 06:41 AM (tf9Ne)

369 And to think that yesterday folks were saying that the Mad Max dystopia was least likely.... That reminds me, time to buy another set of assless chaps. My old ones are getting a bit tight in the waist.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:41 AM (TIIx5)

370 Expect some kangaroos and wombats as unique Aussie roadkill then as these come with Aussie roads

We're invading quietly it seems...



Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 11:39 AM (flMT4)


Urgh. How big do those things get? "Replace the front bumper" big or "total the car and go to the hospital" big?

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2014 06:42 AM (RD7QR)

371 367 351 I use Mozilla and IE. They look almost identical the way I have them set up. IE works better here. Is there something better? I tried Opera and Chrome years ago but didn't like them.

Posted by: The Aussies at April 30, 2014 11:40 AM (LJ7Ze)


I am using Pale Moon.  Seems to work good.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 06:42 AM (T2V/1)

372 "America's H-a-a-a-a-ard" Posted by: naturalfake


I said it was gonna be Super-hard!

Posted by: Ru Paul at April 30, 2014 06:42 AM (MNq6o)

373 Also: I suspect that the bulk of the increase in health related spending is in regards to insurance premiums. And when you suck out that much money out of people's pockets, guess what? they cut back on other things.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at April 30, 2014 06:42 AM (VvOZ5)

374 363 This is nothing, a high speed rail project can fix this. AmIRight??? Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2014 11:40 AM (TRyfo) Obligatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZBPoRwog00

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 06:42 AM (DrWcr)

375

368 Mike Hammer

 

We'll get cheaper airfares to LAX  I expect after we successfully take over

 

And you'll have to learn to speak Aussie of course

Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 06:43 AM (flMT4)

376
if they calculated unemployment the same as GWB years we would be over 11%.  If the same as Carter we would be over 20%.  Recovery!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2014 06:43 AM (hJauc)

377 Oh, damnit.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at April 30, 2014 06:43 AM (VvOZ5)

378 Is there something better? I switched to Pale Moon from Firefox when they fired their CEO. Turns out I should have done it sooner, just for technical reasons. It's just like Firefox but everything works right.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 06:43 AM (N/cFh)

379 Someone get in the barrel!

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:43 AM (GQ8sn)

380 Bad Boys what you gonna do when the Department of Agriculture Death Squad comes for you?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:43 AM (LJ7Ze)

381 Come to me, IRA.

Posted by: The Barrel at April 30, 2014 06:43 AM (DrWcr)

382 Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at April 30, 2014 11:42 AM (VvOZ5) The barrel is that way =>

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 06:44 AM (PYAXX)

383 Posted it before I could. Clearly, your generosity is exceeded only by your celerity. (By one dot at least.) Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 30, 2014 11:37 AM (rt3TY) *nose wrinkle* I hate celery.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 06:44 AM (mf5HN)

384 The barrel awaits....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:44 AM (TIIx5)

385 the Keynesians to claim their idiotic policies were working.For all practical purposes, the economy is in a depression, again. Posted by: goy at April 30, 2014 11:15 AM (oGez1) Yup..... factor out deficit spending, and the Fed just printing money... and we never came out of the Depression...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 06:44 AM (84gbM)

386 Yeah, I was going to open a new $300 million factory in January, but it was too cold.

Posted by: whoever at April 30, 2014 06:45 AM (pjMym)

387 Speaking of Aussies and Road Warrior, I hope the Mad Max reboot doesn't suck.

I can't tell if it's a prequel or a sequel, or in JJ Abrams fashion, a pseudo prequel-sequel.


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:45 AM (GQ8sn)

388 Pale Moon? Any chance of me getting through the install and customization with out having a rage stroke?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:45 AM (LJ7Ze)

389 I switched to Pale Moon from Firefox when they fired their CEO. Turns out I should have done it sooner, just for technical reasons. It's just like Firefox but everything works right. This. I tried out PM at the same time, and it felt...faster. It just seemed to be a better. I have no specific numbers to back up that impression, but there it is.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at April 30, 2014 06:45 AM (VvOZ5)

390 369 It wasn't until last night's ONT that I realized that even NOAA and The Weather Service are buying ammo.>>

Global Warming is a serious threat.

Posted by: NOAA at April 30, 2014 11:41 AM (tf9Ne)

 

And remember all those claims of "Its really not a big deal! Its not really that much ammo!  You're all just being paranoid!"

 

Three letters.  BLM.

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2014 06:45 AM (LI48c)

391 A quibble: obamacare isn't fully in effect. It currently impacts about 1/6 or so of the population. If that's the case, then stand by for total economic disaster when it goes into effect for the other 5/6ths.

Also: will any one here be surprised if in a month or two the GDP number is unexpectedly revised downward? Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie


That's a mighty big quibble ya got there,  friend.  I'll see your quibble and raise you a "fuck yeah".

Posted by: Dang at April 30, 2014 06:45 AM (MNq6o)

392 aussie - There was a flap here with Mozzilla, as they forced out their CEO for having contributed to a ballot initiative which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In consequence, many have dropped Mozilla. You might give Pale Moon a try. It uses Mozilla's open source code (legally), but is a separate product. It appears and works for me identically. Should you decide to try it , make sure you also run this: http://www.palemoon.org/migrationtool.shtml Which will import all of your established Mozilla settings/preferences.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:45 AM (aDwsi)

393
Stay away from that NE corner of the barrel, you'll know the one. Yes, it only looks round as you go in.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2014 06:46 AM (hJauc)

394 381 Bad Boys what you gonna do when the Department of Agriculture Death Squad comes for you? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 11:43 AM (LJ7Ze) I was reading today that the EPA has a Dept. of Homeland Security Division? Uhhh..... Why?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 06:46 AM (84gbM)

395 Speaking of Aussies and Road Warrior, I hope the Mad Max reboot doesn't suck. I can't tell if it's a prequel or a sequel, or in JJ Abrams fashion, a pseudo prequel-sequel. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:45 AM (GQ8sn) I think it's supposed to be an insertquel, between Road Warrior and Thunderdome.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:46 AM (TIIx5)

396 aussie Hey Aussie, if the thread is still alive, I just heard that if you do not vote in Australia, they fine you something like $26 buck or something. True?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:46 AM (UkPU5)

397 That bold wheat goodness on one side.....

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:46 AM (LJ7Ze)

398

371 joncelli

 

A dear friend absolutely totalled her car - hit a kangaroo on a country road

A few years back I was on a bus from Broken Hill to Dubbo - a night ride and all night I could hear the splat, bump, whack of roos hitting the bus

 

We avoid night driving in the bush if possible as it's bad especially in roo areas (ie everywhere)

Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 06:46 AM (flMT4)

399 I was reading today that the EPA has a Dept. of Homeland Security Division?

Uhhh..... Why?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 11:46 AM (84gbM)



Budgets for guns and ammo.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:46 AM (GQ8sn)

400
Feeeeeeeeeed Meeeeeeeeeeeee......

Posted by: The Barrel at April 30, 2014 06:47 AM (nELVU)

401 I ain't gettin in no barrel. *waves hand* This is not the barrel you're looking for. Move along.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at April 30, 2014 06:47 AM (VvOZ5)

402 Kate Upton playing with puppies. http://youtu.be/Hnq62TEiaIQ Brought to you by the letters W, T, and F.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2014 06:47 AM (FcR7P)

403 I participate in a charity that helps kids go to camp who can't afford it Applications for aid very often say the rise in their health care premiums have made camp impossible People make choices

Posted by: thunderb at April 30, 2014 06:48 AM (6bAI1)

404 Brought to you by the letters W, T, and F.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2014 11:47 AM (FcR7P)



Don't question the bewbs.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:48 AM (GQ8sn)

405 389 Pale Moon? Any chance of me getting through the install and customization with out having a rage stroke?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 11:45 AM (LJ7Ze)



I loaded it over FF and it was completely seamless. No problems at all.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

406 This is not the barrel you're looking for. Move along. Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at April 30, 2014 11:47 AM (VvOZ5) Your Jedi mind powers will not work on me, boy.

Posted by: The Barrel at April 30, 2014 06:48 AM (DrWcr)

407 389 Pale Moon? Any chance of me getting through the install and customization with out having a rage stroke? A good chance. They have a tool that migrates all of your bookmarks, settings and add ons from FF to PM. Even your saved passwords. Easy peasy.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 06:48 AM (N/cFh)

408 Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at April 30, 2014 11:47 AM (VvOZ5) Your Jedi (Sith?) Mind-Tricks might work on the weak-minded fools at DKos, but the Horde is immune.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 06:48 AM (PYAXX)

409 Who do you have to kill to get sent to Australia these days? You have better demographics and more money than we do now. Do you figure they have enough sheep tenders?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:48 AM (LJ7Ze)

410 Pale Moon? Any chance of me getting through the install and customization with out having a rage stroke?

Posted by: Boss Moss


I think you just drink it.

Posted by: Dang at April 30, 2014 06:49 AM (MNq6o)

411 will any one here be surprised if in a month or two the GDP number is unexpectedly revised downward? It might be time for them to revise how it's calculated.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2014 06:49 AM (FcR7P)

412 Pale Moon? Any chance of me getting through the install and customization with out having a rage stroke? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 11:45 AM (LJ7Ze) It's easy. The migration tool works just fine, and PM is working great for the three PCs I'm now running it on.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 06:49 AM (TIIx5)

413 It wasn't until last night's ONT that I realized that even NOAA and The Weather Service are buying ammo.>> Everyone is doing it. My cat ordered some .308 the other night and he doesn't even have an opposable thumb.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 06:49 AM (dmZXd)

414

397 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun

 

True

 

Compulsory voting in all elections - local, State and Federal...

 

No worries about getting people off their backsides to vote here...

Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 06:49 AM (flMT4)

415 *nose wrinkle* I hate celery. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 Sigh. Amends I must make. /shoves plate of Oreo brownies through USB port

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 30, 2014 06:50 AM (rt3TY)

416 "This is not the barrel you're looking for. Move along. Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at April 30, 2014 11:47 AM"

Into the Barrel, you must go....

Posted by: Yoda at April 30, 2014 06:50 AM (knoK7)

417 I was reading today that the EPA has a Dept. of Homeland Security Division?

Uhhh..... Why?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 11:46 AM (84gbM)

Tis true. Criminal indictments for environmental regulation violations are not handled at the state level. The EPA has guys with guns and badges that deal with people (allegedly) knowingly and willfully violating the law. Most environmental violations are inadvertent.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 06:50 AM (tWmgi)

418 Uhhh..... Why? Posted by: Romeo ------------------------------ You do recall Obama saying that we need a 'Civilian National Police Force', no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:50 AM (aDwsi)

419 "Question: Of the unauthorized workers paying OASDI (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) taxes, what is the average level of earnings upon which the taxes are levied and how does that level compare with the broader U.S. labor force?

"Answer: We assume the average level of taxable earnings for these unauthorized workers equals about 80 percent of the average level for all workers. For 2010, we estimate this average level for these unauthorized workers to be about $34,000."

If women only make 77%, then a vote for immigration reform is a vote against women

Posted by: Harry Reid's prostrate at April 30, 2014 06:51 AM (e8kgV)

420 http://tinyurl.com/k4uy9ek

Posted by: Obamanonics at April 30, 2014 06:51 AM (N3Al8)

421 Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 11:49 AM (flMT4) Thank you!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:51 AM (UkPU5)

422 I think it's supposed to be an insertquel, between Road Warrior and Thunderdome. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 11:46 AM (TIIx5) That's gonna be one hell of a movie, so after the events of the "Road Warrior"- Mad Max finds a Wastelands Plastic Surgeon who changes his face- Then changes it back by the end.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2014 06:52 AM (0cMkb)

423 Everyone is doing it. My cat ordered some .308 the other night and he doesn't even have an opposable thumb.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 11:49 AM (dmZXd)

 

That's not gonna stop him.

 

http://tinyurl.com/oavqr48

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2014 06:52 AM (LI48c)

424
The barrel does have cable now, so that's nice.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2014 06:52 AM (hJauc)

425 You do recall Obama saying that we need a 'Civilian National Police Force', no?



It makes John Carpenter's United States Police Force from "Escape From New York" prescient.


When do we get to wall off Manhattan and kill anyone who tries to leave?


Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:52 AM (GQ8sn)

426 Thanks Vic and Dave. Maybe I will try it. IE and Firefox have become unstable. Most of the time when I close them they crash. The video thingee crashes when I have many videos open. Adobe Flash or maybe Java.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:52 AM (LJ7Ze)

427 >>Expect some kangaroos and wombats as unique Aussie roadkill then as these come with Aussie roads Sounds tasty!!

Posted by: Boulder Mountain Lions at April 30, 2014 06:53 AM (8zTpe)

428 You do recall Obama saying that we need a 'Civilian National Police Force', no? Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 11:50 AM (aDwsi) Exactly.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:53 AM (UkPU5)

429

410  Boss Moss

 

It's sad  seeing your great country, home of the brave and land of the free, being so thoroughly stuffed up...

 

 

Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 06:53 AM (flMT4)

430
Woba hoobi nacka sahnsa uunda kinda werger unda lookie uunie IRA Darth Aggie kinsoowah.

Posted by: Jabba The Barrel at April 30, 2014 06:54 AM (nELVU)

431 Aussie, Last Friday morning I posted some book titles about WW2 Pacific War POWs I had mentioned. If you didn't see it I'll repost.

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 30, 2014 06:54 AM (hzpoi)

432 I R A Darth Aggie, You shall not pass!!!!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 30, 2014 06:54 AM (LJ7Ze)

433 Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 11:50 AM (tWmgi) But.... wouldn't those cases go through the FBI? Which is supposed to be the ones who enforce Federal Law?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 06:55 AM (84gbM)

434 The barrel does have cable now, so that's nice. Did we ever manage to get anything other than Mandarin dubs with Portuguese subtitles?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 30, 2014 06:55 AM (rt3TY)

435 Everyone is doing it. My cat ordered some .308 the other night and he doesn't even have an opposable thumb. Posted by: Daybrother ------------------ Thumbs. Big deal. We're working on it though. Still a few bugs in the system.

Posted by: Toonces, the six-toed cat at April 30, 2014 06:55 AM (aDwsi)

436

Good night everyone and have a wonderful yesterday!

 

 

I'll probably be dreaming of wombats getting Obamacare when I go to sleep in a minute...

Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 06:56 AM (flMT4)

437 But.... wouldn't those cases go through the FBI? Which is supposed to be the ones who enforce Federal Law?


Exactly.  You have to wonder about the EPA, which is a regulatory agency, not a law enforcement agency, having armed response teams kitted with the latest and greatest.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 06:56 AM (GQ8sn)

438 425 The barrel does have cable now, so that's nice. Yes, but the barrel only gets MSNBC and BRAVO. Fuck you, barrel.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 06:56 AM (7ObY1)

439 It makes John Carpenter's United States Police Force from "Escape From New York" prescient. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:52 AM (GQ8sn) What makes all those lefty sci-fi dystopia movies so funny is: They have the protagonists completely ass backwards. Something like a walled off Manhattan is a leftist wet dream.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:57 AM (UkPU5)

440 Do cats count for the earned income credit?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 06:57 AM (LJ7Ze)

441

432 ExSnipe

 

Could you repost here - that would be great - missed the last few days Ace as we were away and THANKS!!!! (smiley face)

Posted by: aussie at April 30, 2014 06:58 AM (flMT4)

442 Yes, but the barrel only gets MSNBC and BRAVO. Fuck you, barrel. Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 11:56 AM (7ObY1) *hard to read through all this dripping coffee*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 06:58 AM (UkPU5)

443 >>will any one here be surprised if in a month or two the GDP number is unexpectedly revised downward? It might be time for them to revise how it's calculated. - - - I thought the only bench mark the MSM cared about was Actual vs. Expected. Yet they never update their expectations despite being chronically "surprised". And that "0.10" or whatever sounds like the classic "99.4"% that advertisers use....

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 06:58 AM (8zTpe)

444 Exactly. You have to wonder about the EPA, which is a regulatory agency, not a law enforcement agency, having armed response teams kitted with the latest and greatest. Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 11:56 AM (GQ8sn) someone must be in place to seize control of the production of Energy? or is that the BLM SWAT Team?... Its getting confusing...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 06:58 AM (84gbM)

445 Yes, but the barrel only gets MSNBC and BRAVO. Fuck you, barrel. Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 11:56 AM (7ObY1) Not true. We just added Oprah's network.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 06:59 AM (PYAXX)

446 No growth? You mean Obama's ineptitude has led the chickens home to roost? /shocked face

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 06:59 AM (x3YFz)

447 Do cats count for the earned income credit?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 11:57 AM (LJ7Ze)


-----


Not enough information.


Are you a Democrat???  Are you a minority???  Are you a undocumented human being???  Do you support gay marriage???  Have you ever supported a conservative cause???


Tax law is *very* complicated.....

Posted by: Jabba The Barrel at April 30, 2014 06:59 AM (nELVU)

448 So we're just three months from entering another George Bush recession, unless the president can save us.

Posted by: NYT at April 30, 2014 07:00 AM (SO2Q8)

449
grrrrrr....... sock.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 30, 2014 07:00 AM (nELVU)

450 So, mother nature, by causing this "winter" is racist? I wonder if we will ban mother nature for life and fine her/him/it 2.5 million dollars.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 30, 2014 07:00 AM (OWjjx)

451 Yes, but the barrel only gets MSNBC and BRAVO. Fuck you, barrel. Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 11:56 AM (7ObY1) Not true. We just added Oprah's network. Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 11:59 AM (PYAXX) Wait... reality shows about hoarders. Played at max volume.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:00 AM (x3YFz)

452 Aussie, Prisoners of the Japanese-1994 by Gavan Daws Death March (about Bataan)-1981 by Donald Knox My Hitch in Hell (about Bataan)-1995 by Lester I. Tenney Undefeated-2012 by Bill Sloan I think Daws' book is the best. He covers most of the Pacific War area and the experiences of Australian, British, Dutch and American POWs as well as their return from capitivity. What some countries did to their returning POWs is appalling. It is also the first book where I read about the Aussie and British POWs on Borneo where several thousand were literally marched to death in 1945. It's called the Sandakan Death march. Here's a link to Operation Kingfisher, a cancelled plan to rescue those POWs. http://tinyurl.com/jwysb8v Here's another link to the Sandakan Death March and MacArthur's role with more links on the webpage. http://tinyurl.com/og9czve It seems y'all didn't waste time having a trial for some of the camp guards. They were ordered to march across Borneo without an escort. Head hunters got most of them. The Japanese treated them badly as well.

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 30, 2014 07:00 AM (hzpoi)

453 If they revised the GDP number downward they would have to use the hundredth's place. .05 % growth.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:00 AM (LJ7Ze)

454 Exactly. You have to wonder about the EPA, which is a regulatory agency, not a law enforcement agency, having armed response teams kitted with the latest and greatest. Posted by: EC ------------------------------ They raided a local business in full SWAT regalia, after a disgruntled employee claimed that the company was flushing something nasty down the drain. Shocked the hell out of the owners/employees. The claim was baseless, BTW.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 07:01 AM (aDwsi)

455 But.... wouldn't those cases go through the FBI? Which is supposed to be the ones who enforce Federal Law?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 11:55 AM (84gbM)


I don't know enough to say "no" but I do know that criminal cases brought on the basis of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, etc. include heavy involvement from the EPA, including armed "officers".


Also, since preparedness plans/drills go through DHS, EPA will have heavy involvement with nuclear power plant planning/incidents and other catastrophic environmental emergencies that Feds are prepared to respond to. It really isn't THAT insidious that they have armed DHS guys on staff at the EPA, there are just a lot of other reasons not the be a big fan of the EPA.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 07:01 AM (tWmgi)

456 452 Yes, but the barrel only gets MSNBC and BRAVO. Fuck you, barrel. Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 11:56 AM (7ObY1) Not true. We just added Oprah's network. Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 30, 2014 11:59 AM (PYAXX) Wait... reality shows about hoarders. Played at max volume. Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:00 PM (x3YFz) YEah..... had to change it from showing the Reality show about Prep'ers.... to many people WANTED to go in the barrel when we showed that...

Posted by: Guy in Charge of the Barrel Remote Control at April 30, 2014 07:02 AM (84gbM)

457 449 So we're just three months from entering another George Bush recession, unless the president can save us. Posted by: NYT at April 30, 2014 12:00 PM (SO2Q I recall a time when that would have been uproariously funny. Now, it's just true.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:02 AM (UkPU5)

458 Your move, Senator Cruz.

Posted by: Mr. Powerstroke 4X4 King Ranch Edition at April 30, 2014 07:02 AM (eEBON)

459 I'm coming again, bitches.

Posted by: Winter at April 30, 2014 07:02 AM (D8m/s)

460 According to the media, the Polar Vortex is racist.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at April 30, 2014 07:03 AM (D8m/s)

461 >>According to the media, the Polar Vortex is racist. So is pollution according to EPA's McCarthy.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 07:04 AM (8zTpe)

462

This is not the barrel you're looking for. Move along.

---

OK, boys let's go find that barrel. It has to be right around here.

Posted by: L.I. Voter at April 30, 2014 07:04 AM (SO2Q8)

463 My cheek bones are high. I think those Casinos owe me money now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:04 AM (LJ7Ze)

464 ...You have to wonder about the EPA, which is a regulatory agency, not a law enforcement agency, having armed response teams kitted with the latest and greatest. Obama said he wanted an armed civilian national security force, we just didn't think this was how it would come about. FEMA, BLM, EPA, IRS, the Park Service all have the latest and greatest weaponry.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 07:05 AM (pgQxn)

465 Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 12:01 PM (tWmgi) For me it just shows the insidious nature of Mission Creep in the US Gov. Where the NSA is spying on its own citizens, while the FBI is supposedly investigating OUTSIDE this country in Benghazi. Because if you take a group and expand its mandate outside of the original rules... eventually there are no rules as to what their Job, or POWERS, are... and suddenly the only check on their power, are other FEDERAL Government Agencies.... who are also on a Power Trip...

Posted by: Guy in Charge of the Barrel Remote Control at April 30, 2014 07:05 AM (84gbM)

466 It's locked move on to the next one. The Empire can't open a locked shed.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:05 AM (LJ7Ze)

467 OK, boys let's go find that barrel. It has to be right around here. Posted by: L.I. Voter at April 30, 2014 12:04 PM (SO2Q There are tried and true methods of finding it. However, you may be there a while.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:05 AM (x3YFz)

468 It is by choom alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the smoke of kona that thoughts acquire speed, the eyes become red, the red becomes a warning. It is by choom alone I set my mind in motion.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at April 30, 2014 07:05 AM (QupBk)

469 OT catching up:

None of you morons pointed out to AE that the purring creature stropping his/her ankles in the barrel probably wasn't a cat.

or

That an "up with poofter" business window sticker might have a reverse boycott effect anywhere outside of San Francisco large enough to pay for plexiglass replacements.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 07:06 AM (DL2i+)

470 Why would Bob Hoskins die of pneumonia ? He was only 71. Don't they have fucking antibiotics in the UK???

Posted by: Sir Pug A Lott at April 30, 2014 07:06 AM (8c12T)

471 Wait... reality shows about hoarders. Played at max volume. Last night's Hoarders was a doozy. Fucking "hoarder" is the son of long-ago TV and radio star Jinx Falkenberg. Grew up loaded, with a silver spoon in his mouth. Has a fucking trust fund and lives on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Filled his apartment with crap and lives on the streets because he can't get in his own apartment. Claims he's a "Freegan." That's not someone with an OCD mental disease. It's a spoiled rotten rich asshole who CHOOSES to live the way he does. Most folks would love to have had the breaks that asshole got in life, and he squanders them like that. No sympathy from me.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 07:06 AM (7ObY1)

472 What ever became of the rest of the Choom Choom Gang?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:06 AM (LJ7Ze)

473 460 I'm coming again, bitches.

Posted by: Winter at April 30, 2014 12:02 PM (D8m/s)

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Word

Posted by: Zombie Ned Stark at April 30, 2014 07:07 AM (SO2Q8)

474 Anyone else notice how white the landscape was this past winter? Just more institutional racism directed towards our first historically black precedent.

Posted by: mugiwara at April 30, 2014 07:07 AM (c2N/g)

475 You lawyers may correct me where I'm wrong, but county sheriffs have ultimate authority. Someone with EPA shows up on my doorstep, I call the sheriff because they're tresapassing.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:07 AM (x3YFz)

476 So is pollution according to EPA's McCarthy. Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 12:04 PM (8zTpe) Yeah, that was my "you have got to be shitting me moment" for the day. I recall only having those monthly under the evil Boooosh.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:07 AM (UkPU5)

477

That's a whole bunch of numbers, folks.

Posted by: wth at April 30, 2014 07:07 AM (wAQA5)

478 What ever became of the rest of the Choom Choom Gang?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:06 PM (LJ7Ze)

 

What am I chopped liver ?

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2014 07:07 AM (nTgAI)

479 Anyone else notice how white the landscape was this past winter? Just more institutional racism directed towards our first historically black precedent. Posted by: mugiwara at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (c2N/g) snow is racist.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:08 AM (x3YFz)

480 What makes all those lefty sci-fi dystopia movies so funny is: They have the protagonists completely ass backwards. Something like a walled off Manhattan is a leftist wet dream. Fly over country's wet dream also.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 07:08 AM (ltXvY)

481 Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies are handled by FEMA and the NRC.  The EPA has very little to do with it unless it involves an oil or chemical spill.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 07:08 AM (T2V/1)

482 ...Don't they have fucking antibiotics in the UK??? Yes, of course they do. And I'm sure he was on a waiting list to fill out the correct forms to see a counselor that would assign him to a unit that would in turn find out if the antibiotics were in fact the correct ones, in which case he would then be placed on an emergency queue to be assigned a number...

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 07:09 AM (pgQxn)

483 Someone comes to my place from the Census Bureau I scream through the locked door that I'm not home dumbass.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:09 AM (LJ7Ze)

484

There are tried and true methods of finding it.

However, you may be there a while.

---

I did find a barrel full of ampersands....

Posted by: L.I. Voter at April 30, 2014 07:09 AM (SO2Q8)

485 The new GDP numbers would be negative if not for the counting of investment spending as part of GDP now. In the olde days that spending would be counted by the increase in goods and services sold to the investors, now it's counted twice.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2014 10:31 AM (P1WNR)

 

This ^^^ They were pretty quiet when this change was implemented. There is a good chance we are in a recession

Posted by: The Jackhole at April 30, 2014 07:09 AM (nTgAI)

486 Housing industry pulls this shit all the time.....we had a cold winter, so ignore the 12% ** YEAR OVER YEAR ** decline in housing starts. Because last winter it was 72 and sunny everywhere.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2014 07:10 AM (0LHZx)

487 Actually, Hoskins had Parkinsons, which compromises your entire immune system. It's a fight to live - we've got a friend with it and lost one with it. Horrible, horrible disease.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 07:11 AM (pgQxn)

488 Posted by: mugiwara at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (c2N/g) Andddd.... according to the Broken Window theory of Keynesian economics... As you pay more of heat, and power lines and things Broke this winter.... as we had to pay more to remove snow and such... According to that theory, shouldn't GDP have spiked? as we fixed broken things? (Keynes, so wrong on so many levels, yet a National Policy... help me Obi Wan Hayek! you're our only hope!)

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 07:11 AM (84gbM)

489 Heya, 'rons and 'ettes.

Noticed amid the pyroclastic bullshit flowing out of Washington DC that the book on r/K selection was mentioned again.

It is free.  It is given away on Kindle periodically, but you have to go to anonymousconservative.com and get on the mailing list to find out when.

Go to the blog to get some of the posts on the subject, as well as a big series on how to screw with leftist brains:

http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/

+1 for watching the Bill Whittle Stratosphere Lounge video to get the basics, but the book covers all of the questions.

About halfway through I was skeptical because it seemed to fall apart from certain angles, but those angles were eventually covered, and very rationally.

Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 07:11 AM (/29Nl)

490 Where can I buy a Clipper's Jersey?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:12 AM (LJ7Ze)

491 My cheek bones are high. I think those Casinos owe me money now. Posted by: Boss Moss Hey, good lookin'

Posted by: Elizabeth Warrren at April 30, 2014 07:12 AM (l3vZN)

492 If you switch to Pale Moon, remember to go to about:config and set general.useragent.compatMode.firefox to false so that web sites know that you are not using FF.

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2014 07:12 AM (QupBk)

493 Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 12:06 PM (7ObY1) _______ Just cuz you're rich doesn't meant you can't also suffer from mental illness.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2014 07:13 AM (0LHZx)

494 493? The hell you say?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:13 AM (LJ7Ze)

495 That Rick Santorum ever escaped his HS gym locker is proof positive of the negative effects of Pot consumption on the NW PA moron contingent.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 07:14 AM (DL2i+)

496 Go to the blog to get some of the posts on the subject, as well as a big series on how to screw with leftist brains: Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (/29Nl) Screwing with leftists brains is a learned skill. It can provide miles upon miles of entertainment. Pick on, plan it out, play CIA double double undercover double spy and just F with them. It's so much fun it should be illegal.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:14 AM (x3YFz)

497 Where can I buy a Clipper's Jersey? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (LJ7Ze) Uganda?

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:14 AM (x3YFz)

498 497 It will be. Give them time.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:15 AM (LJ7Ze)

499 500

Posted by: maddogg at April 30, 2014 07:16 AM (xWW96)

500 493? The hell you say? Because Pale Moon is a private subset of the FF code, by default it reports itself as FF. You can change that by typing about:config in the URL field, then general.useragent.compatMode.firefox in the search field, then double clocking it to toggle to False. Better?

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2014 07:16 AM (QupBk)

501
It's so much fun it should be illegal.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:14 PM (x3YFz)


The best part is, if you are clever, you can put them in a panic without them ever realizing what you've done.

Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 07:17 AM (/29Nl)

502 DrewM, Linky to this story in sidebar no worky. "Oddest headline you will read in the next 40 minutes: Female Motorcycle Gang Forbidden From Selling Cupcakes At Shooting Range [dri]"

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 30, 2014 07:17 AM (hzpoi)

503 http://www.whatsmyuseragent.com/ will tell you what your browser is reporting to websites.

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2014 07:17 AM (QupBk)

504 Another exostential threat (but I don't know what color ribbon to wear.

http://tinyurl.com/oaz6f7g

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 07:17 AM (XUKZU)

505 The best part is, if you are clever, you can put them in a panic without them ever realizing what you've done. Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 12:17 PM (/29Nl) lol. hand them a can of paint and a brush and next thing they know they're in a corner and you're on the other side of the room saying "what did you do?!" while trying not to laugh.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:18 AM (x3YFz)

506 501 Thanks. I think I have deferrers disabled. Does that affect it?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:19 AM (LJ7Ze)

507 Another exostential threat (but I don't know what color ribbon to wear.

http://tinyurl.com/oaz6f7g

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 12:17 PM (XUKZU)


----


pfft.... easy.


Silver.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 30, 2014 07:20 AM (nELVU)

508 Thanks. I think I have deferrers disabled. Does that affect it? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:19 PM (LJ7Ze) Horde Tech Support: "Yeah, the button is red. Just push it, you'll be fine."

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:20 AM (x3YFz)

509 my computer is telling me that this page has "insecure content"

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at April 30, 2014 07:21 AM (0S+77)

510 Happy Wei-Chung Wednesday to all of you  #WCWW

From us Brewer Fans.

Posted by: H Badger at April 30, 2014 07:21 AM (n/0Nw)

511 lol. hand them a can of paint and a brush and next thing they know they're in a corner and you're on the other side of the room saying "what did you do?!" while trying not to laugh.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:18 PM (x3YFz)



I'd laugh anyway.  They hate that.  They aren't secure enough in their own psyches to  handle being laughed at.

Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 07:22 AM (/29Nl)

512 my computer is telling me that this page has "insecure content" Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at April 30, 2014 12:21 PM (0S+77) heh. That's an understatement.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:22 AM (x3YFz)

513 my computer is telling me that this page has "insecure content" Jwest posts here.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 07:23 AM (N/cFh)

514 there are starving children in Africa who would just love to be able to have a Clippers jersey.

Posted by: Your Mom at April 30, 2014 07:23 AM (7ObY1)

515 Higher health care costs and negative economic growth*...I promised you change?

*you have to factor in the deficit spending as well...

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 30, 2014 07:23 AM (78TbK)

516 Palemoon.org. Like VLC there is also a fake download available.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:23 AM (LJ7Ze)

517 The amount of gas tax that is being taken to subsidize rail and      urban bus lines is now over 30%.  Which is why our betters want to make roads we already paid    for toll roads.   Because fairness.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2014 07:23 AM (eoeps)

518 there are starving children in Africa who would just love to be able to have a Clippers jersey.
___
Also, we accept Clippers jersey's as bridal attie.

Posted by: Africian Schoolgirl Kidnappers at April 30, 2014 07:24 AM (78TbK)

519 510 my computer is telling me that this page has "insecure content" Insecure? INSECURE??? Why I outta...do something...except I'm afraid...that I'm inadequate...

Posted by: Guy Who Doesn't Give a Shit at April 30, 2014 07:24 AM (7ObY1)

520 Oh, dear... Illinois state representative Keith Farnham, party unknown, cough, charged with child porn and possibly child rape. He liked the young 'ins. Age 6 was his preference.

Posted by: Sir Pug A Lott at April 30, 2014 07:24 AM (8c12T)

521 So, when the scorching .1 growth rate is adjusted as it always is, I presume we will be in negative territory with a contracting economy.

Posted by: ejo at April 30, 2014 07:24 AM (GXvSO)

522 I'd laugh anyway. They hate that. They aren't secure enough in their own psyches to handle being laughed at. Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 12:22 PM (/29Nl) The low hanging fruit is: Some lib who you barely know. You make eye contact with them, point at them, then whisper some hockey stats to your wife, laugh and walk away. They won't sleep for a week.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:25 AM (x3YFz)

523

Insecure content...

 

(I wonder if that is referring to me)

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2014 07:25 AM (TOk1P)

524 So, when the scorching .1 growth rate is adjusted as it always is, I presume we will be in negative territory with a contracting economy. And all for the low low price of $7,000,000,000,000.00 in borrowed money.

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2014 07:26 AM (QupBk)

525 If they used the 30% they are stealing for urban mass transit and paved some roads?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:26 AM (LJ7Ze)

526 521 Oh, dear... Illinois state representative Keith Farnham, party unknown, cough, charged with child porn and possibly child rape. He liked the young 'ins. Age 6 was his preference. Posted by: Sir Pug A Lott at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (8c12T) If that's the story I read yeasterday: (D)

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:26 AM (UkPU5)

527 I'm guessing the insecure content warning stems from the standing "no pants" rule.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:27 AM (x3YFz)

528 I will try the Pale Moon install late tonight when my powers are at full strength.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:27 AM (LJ7Ze)

529 They won't sleep for a week.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (x3YFz)


Their entire worldview is built on the insecurity that they aren't good enough.  Every position they take is a reaction to that. Easy peasy.

Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 07:27 AM (/29Nl)

530 Insecure content...

Damned Metformin.

Posted by: It's better than insulin[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 07:28 AM (DL2i+)

531 Insecure content...


In many ways, this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 07:28 AM (/29Nl)

532 Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2014 12:23 PM (N/cFh You know yesterday Jake Tapper brought up one of jwest's points about the NBA kerffule and the leeriness of eccentric billionaires voting away the property of another eccentric billionaire over his eccentricity and I thought: "Holy shit, Jwest might be Jake Tapper!" Then I thought about it and went..."no, probably just a stopped clock latching onto the right answer once a week or so."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2014 07:28 AM (HDwDg)

533 And last week it was announced that the Obama Administration paid health insurers $8,000,000,000 of taxpayer money as a health insurance "corridor" for losses incurred because of Barry's regal ACA deferments.  And with the spike of alleged ACA insurance sign-ups, premiums are now due for coverage that has higher deductibles and fewer benefits.  For millions of families living on the financial edge, each new emergency threatens to push them over the precipice.  Every Dem Senator or Dem Senator-wanabee facing election this year is in deep, deep trouble.

That's why a conservative answer to the health insurance debate requires a free-market based replacement strategy coupled with a total repeal for the current soggy mess.

Posted by: mrp at April 30, 2014 07:28 AM (JBggj)

534

Insecure content = loose load.

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 07:28 AM (eEBON)

535 The economy is dead, but I'm alive.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at April 30, 2014 07:29 AM (PEwEF)

536 Norton is OK with the HQ.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:29 AM (LJ7Ze)

537 no, probably just a stopped clock latching onto the right answer once a week or so." Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (HDwDg) blind squirrel finds nut

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:30 AM (x3YFz)

538 Why didn't Obamacide simply use Ebay or Amazon?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:30 AM (LJ7Ze)

539 Insecure content = loose load. Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (eEBON) banana hammock malfunction.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:31 AM (x3YFz)

540 Norton is OK with the HQ. What about Ralph Cramden?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 07:32 AM (ltXvY)

541 539 Why didn't Obamacide simply use Ebay or Amazon? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:30 PM (LJ7Ze) Because best and brightest.. ..est.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:32 AM (UkPU5)

542

Prediction: ObamaCare won't be seen as "an important part of" today's story.

 

Alternate prediction - PlaceboCare will be touted as the "savior" of the economy because, had spending on health care (health insurance, really) not exploded with the implementation of PlaceboCare and the attendant spike in premiums, real GDP would have shrank by a full percent.

Posted by: steveegg at April 30, 2014 07:32 AM (o44nj)

543 Norton is OK with the HQ. What about Ralph Cramden? Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 12:32 PM (ltXvY) rick... /facepalm

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:32 AM (x3YFz)

544 Why didn't Obamacide simply use Ebay or Amazon? They'd have got better work out of that Nigerian prince.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 07:33 AM (ltXvY)

545 You never see Ralph Cramden and Chris Krispy Kreme at the same time.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:34 AM (LJ7Ze)

546 Straight to the moon Rick...

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 07:34 AM (eEBON)

547 I had a meeting I had to get to but you are correct, Vic. I was wrong to include nuclear power plant emergencies as something the EPA would have heavy involvement with.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 07:34 AM (tWmgi)

548 Oh, dear... Illinois state representative Keith Farnham, party unknown, cough, charged with child porn and possibly child rape. He liked the young 'ins. Age 6 was his preference. Chicago Tribune identifies him as a D in the second paragraph. http://preview.tinyurl.com/mjbj6j2

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 07:35 AM (IoTdl)

549 Yes, yes, the winter did it, or why you so stupid?

Posted by: Chinese Proverb at April 30, 2014 07:35 AM (nsOJa)

550 /starts spraying air freshener

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 30, 2014 07:36 AM (rt3TY)

551 I think Winter happens every year or so.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:36 AM (LJ7Ze)

552 They'd have got better work out of that Nigerian prince. Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 12:33 PM (ltXvY) wait, what? You guys sent that guy $10K too!?

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:36 AM (x3YFz)

553 The 'economy' as we knew it ended in '07. That sucker went down. The 'market' highs are off free $$$ pumped by the Fed Belgium is listed as biggest buyer of our debt now, Belgium people. It's a pass they where Fed Res gives $$$ to EU who gives it to Belgium to be buyer of record to mask the ginormous global ponzi Stack EM Grow food Love your family I've stopped trying to figure out their game plan bc as a non sociopath I can't begin to see where they're going I think they've been trying to start a hot war to mask the collapse and to maintain US Dollar global reserve currency status Problem is, Obama IMO couldn't give a shxt if we lose USD reserve currency status For we the people it would mean 'skyrocketing' energy costs and a huge hit to our global influence, a death knell really, and since when has that troubled him?

Posted by: ginaswo at April 30, 2014 07:37 AM (VGpgb)

554 Amazon can have absolutely anything to my door in two days.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:37 AM (LJ7Ze)

555 Yes, yes, the winter did it, or why you so stupid?

Posted by: Chinese Proverb at April 30, 2014 12:35 PM (nsOJa)


Headline: Holiday Spending Projections Not Met

Winter a Factor, Retailers Say.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 07:38 AM (tWmgi)

556 Amazon can have absolutely anything to my door in two days. Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:37 PM (LJ7Ze) (furiously smashes keyboard to order Kate Beckinsale, 1 each)

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:38 AM (x3YFz)

557 If we could do away with winter, profits.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:39 AM (LJ7Ze)

558 And I think they desperately need amnesty to try to bring in FICA and debt serfs bc the us consumer flatlined some time ago and they can't mask it anymore

Posted by: ginaswo at April 30, 2014 07:39 AM (VGpgb)

559 555 Amazon can have absolutely anything to my door in two days. Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:37 PM (LJ7Ze) Yeah. I am a big fan. Six years of purchases and not one problem. I have had free shipping come out to me, here in the sticks, in two days.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:40 AM (UkPU5)

560 Oh, how I wish Ace would do something like this. The challenge wrecked us. Because when we thought about it, you, Ronan, are the best Twitter friend we have… Beauty? Could we even be beautiful? Would we ever? And how will we ever just “forget” One Direction? Three packs of cigarettes and hours of whiskey later, The Daily Caller recorded our response. http://tinyurl.com/ojt8anh daily caller

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 07:41 AM (IXrOn)

561 Amazon can have absolutely anything to my door in two days. Last 4 orders came via USPS. Didn't need it in two days. May have to revisit my policy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 07:41 AM (ltXvY)

562 I have been ordering Iron cookware.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:41 AM (LJ7Ze)

563 Koch brothers. war on women. climate change. racist. 1% film at eleven.

Posted by: Randomly Selected Blow Dried Talking Head at April 30, 2014 07:41 AM (1mtKP)

564 Yeah. I am a big fan. Six years of purchases and not one problem. I have had free shipping come out to me, here in the sticks, in two days. Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 12:40 PM (UkPU5) Our UPS delivery guy is here so often, he brings my killer vicious dogs treats and they think he's part of the pack.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:42 AM (x3YFz)

565 USPS isn't so good. Order some filigree glass work and an iron skillet.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:42 AM (LJ7Ze)

566 PS govt spending should not be part of GDP It is $$$ taken from real spending and misallocated But it's all they've got That and the new enhanced GDP that includes ideas I thought of and never implemented and crap like that

Posted by: ginaswo at April 30, 2014 07:42 AM (VGpgb)

567 Chris Matthews: Chris, that’s a great point — you’re also called Chris! How is that even possible? — I mean I was thinking about this in the sense of the old manufacturing unions and I think it’s just one more self-proclaimed example of the homeless guy on the street whose information that has come to us implies that a mismanaged scandal has basically been totally screwed up by the Republicans. It’s crocodile tears! It’s racism! It’s a [inaudible]. Who even goes to the zoo? Once there was a plane — you know, that plane? — but now we learn there’s not even that plane. It’s gone. Was it there? I don’t know. Men don’t know, even the ones who have won the World Series. Even when the tax rate was 90 percent. Nobody knows. I never know where these planes are coming from anyway. Would Tip O’Neill know? Would Jack Kennedy have let this happen? I doubt that. When I was born there weren’t planes. Well there were, but we didn’t think of them like that. They were more . . . the minimum wage. See? Eggs.

Posted by: Harry Reid's lobotomy at April 30, 2014 07:42 AM (e8kgV)

568 But that old rich guy said many hateful things.

Posted by: MSM at April 30, 2014 07:43 AM (QM5S2)

569 I think it's time.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:43 AM (LJ7Ze)

570 Why didn't Obamacide simply use Ebay or Amazon? I can't even describe to you how much I hate Ebay. A buddy of mine was doing great business selling used jeans on Ebay. But Ebay has retarded rules about customer complaints. If you get more than like 2% of your customers complaining, they restrict the bajaysus out of your listing allowances. Sounds fine in theory right? Only if any of you have worked retail, you get insane people complaining for any reason and for no reason. He got people giving him bad ratings because of the fit of the jeans. Huh? He doesn't make em, he just sells em. If Calvin Klein jeans don't show off your butt just right, it's not the store's fault! Anyways, so he goes from being able to list 5,000 items/month to like 10. And the appeals process is insane. So profitable business becomes an unprofitable business just like that.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 07:44 AM (IoTdl)

571 "Chris Matthews: Chris, that’s a great point — you’re
also called Chris!"

I love how Cooke's use of "called" makes the fact that he's a Brit shine through, ever so slightly.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 07:44 AM (tWmgi)

572 Dyson: What I mean to say is that in my many forays into the academic world I have encountered those who would say that the inability of the American government to find this missing and absent and mislaid and disappeared plane is bound up without a doubt with Paul Ryan’s egregious comments on the children of color who do not enjoy enough authority over their lives and who are on the receiving end of a pernicious endeavor to harden the soft underbelly of racism and, if you will, to perpetuate the bigotry that his well-toned but unquestionably white body would repurpose for the reestablishment of slavery and segregation. You want to talk about a plane; I want to talk about a shame. You want to talk about a flight; I want to talk about who’s white.

Posted by: Harry Reid's lobotomy at April 30, 2014 07:44 AM (e8kgV)

573 USPS isn't so good. Order some filigree glass work and an iron skillet. Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:42 PM (LJ7Ze) Our local post office is staffed by the laziest, most hateful people a union can buy.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:44 AM (x3YFz)

574 Last 4 orders came via USPS. Didn't need it in two days. May have to revisit my policy. Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 12:41 PM (ltXvY) For me, that depends on the size and weight.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:44 AM (UkPU5)

575 USPS isn't so good. Order some filigree glass work and an iron skillet. USPS can't find Dallas, Texas with a major hub in it. Hint: Lancaster is not Dallas. Lancaster is south of Dallas.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 07:45 AM (ltXvY)

576 The proposal, contained in a four-year, $302 billion White House transportation bill, would reverse a long-standing federal prohibition on most interstate tolling.

Ya'll have all that extra money laying around, right?

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 10:49 AM (fWAjv)

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The Cozy Cone Motel @ Radiator Springs welcomes you!

Posted by: Cold Rage at April 30, 2014 07:45 AM (w+Fue)

577 Amazon cannot be beat.  What other store offer the one-stop shopping they do?  Monday afternoon I ordered two brake hoses for a Nissan truck and two pounds of powdered zinc sulfate.  Today it's on the delivery truck in one box.  Amazing.

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 07:46 AM (eEBON)

578 Yeah. I am a big fan. Six years of purchases and not one problem. I have had free shipping come out to me, here in the sticks, in two days. And when there is a problem, Amazon makes it right even if it isn't their fault. UPS once lost an Amazon package on me. UPS all but called me a liar and refused to even look into the matter. I called Amazon and they had a replacement package on my doorstep the very next morning, less than 24 hours later. And one of the items was an import from Italy. Still don't know how Amazon did that so fast. No questions asked and they were as nice as could be about it. You won't hear a negative word from me about Amazon's customer service. They flat-out rock.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 07:46 AM (7ObY1)

579 Our Postman can't even seem to match the addresses with the boxes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:46 AM (LJ7Ze)

580 For me, that depends on the size and weight. Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 12:44 PM (UkPU5) never thought Marines cared about weight... given observations at 2 AM at Sharky's. /runs

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:46 AM (x3YFz)

581 CNBC Anchor: GDP numbers were so bad, I thought it was a MISPRINT heh. therightscoop

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 07:47 AM (IXrOn)

582 Our Postman can't even seem to match the addresses with the boxes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:46 PM (LJ7Ze)


In my experience, USPS attracts some interesting folks. Mostly nice, but certainly interesting.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2014 07:47 AM (tWmgi)

583 Our Postman can't even seem to match the addresses with the boxes. Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 12:46 PM (LJ7Ze) yeah. we have that guy too. Terribly difficult job, that one. numbers and names. must be horribly taxing on his intellect.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:48 AM (x3YFz)

584 In fact, I have a laptop battery coming. Better check the tracking.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:48 AM (UkPU5)

585 bonhomme - Ebay. Started as a neat thing. Then the bean-counters, bureaucrats, and PC folk moved in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 07:49 AM (aDwsi)

586 If you only use your laptop while plugged in should you remove the battery?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:49 AM (LJ7Ze)

587

Just got here.  What's that smell?   Please, someone spray some Fabreeze on this thread.

 

Anyway.   I'm sure the MFM will tell us this is the best economy evah.

 

RECOVERY SUMMER!

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2014 07:49 AM (ECnGp)

588 Amazon has a free Subscribe and Save plan, shipping free, that let's you set up automatic purchases on bulk items on your preferred schedule. Sends stuff to your house monthly, or every two months or however you want. Shipments of 5 items or more get 15% off your order. Good alternative to SAMs club, etc. I'm going to set it up for things like toilet paper, laundry detergent, paper towels, coffee, etc. Great for preppers too.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 07:49 AM (oMKp3)

589 Amazon huh? I will have to step in to help their business be more efficient.

Posted by: Preznit Urkel X at April 30, 2014 07:49 AM (32Ze2)

590 Our USPS guy has had the same route for 7 years. Still, the names and confusing number of boxes ( apparently disorient him.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:49 AM (x3YFz)

591 Someone put kibble in Ace's dish and go wake him up. It's already past his lunch time.

Posted by: Sir Pug A Lott at April 30, 2014 07:50 AM (8c12T)

592 We order from Amazon all the time. As an apartment dweller it's funny how the packages are dropped off at the door, at the office, and one time the guy threw the package onto our second-story balcony! We have great neighbors though, never had a doorstep package disappear.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 07:50 AM (IoTdl)

593 I've had a couple Fedex packages from Amazon recently that were handed over to USPS for delivery.  No problems though as our local post office is really good.

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 07:50 AM (eEBON)

594 Depressing that Gowdy points out that Congress didn't get the smoking gun Benghazi emails, a private entity did. He's basically saying Boehner sucks. yup therightscoop

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 07:50 AM (IXrOn)

595 591 Our USPS guy has had the same route for 7 years. Still, the names and confusing number of boxes (apparently disorient him. Unfrozen Caveman Mailman?

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2014 07:51 AM (7ObY1)

596 I used EBay in 2008 to buy old collectible stuff. Once I was buying new stuff I switched to Amazon. Anyone ever get vape burn?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:51 AM (LJ7Ze)

597 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 12:48 PM (UkPU5) you let me get away with that one?

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:51 AM (x3YFz)

598 bonhomme - Ebay. Started as a neat thing. Then the bean-counters, bureaucrats, and PC folk moved in. eBay. Craigslist with a different address.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 07:51 AM (ltXvY)

599 Gas prices going up.  Food prices going up.  Price for health care going up.  Barry's job approval ratings going down.  Winter politicians.

Posted by: mrp at April 30, 2014 07:51 AM (JBggj)

600 Another thing  about Amazon Prime... almost countless access to movies/tv shows at no additional cost. 

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2014 07:51 AM (TOk1P)

601 yeah. we have that guy too. Terribly difficult job, that one. numbers and names. must be horribly taxing on his intellect. Posted by: tangonine ---- I am marginally sympathetic with the PO. Surely, 90% of the shit they handle is plain trash, destined for the landfill.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 07:51 AM (aDwsi)

602 FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Authorities raided a popular veterinary clinic Tuesday morning after a family’s shocking discovery that their pet that they thought was euthanized was kept alive.

The family alleges that a veterinarian at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic kept their dog, Sid, alive for six months. Sid’s owner, Marian Harris said she gave Dr. Lou Tierce permission to put the four-year-old Leonberger down last October due to health problems. But eight days ago, Harris received a disturbing phone call from a former employee of the animal clinic. The employee told her that Sid was still alive, imprisoned in a cage.

“The betrayal is so incredibly intense that nothing you have prepares you for the emotions. There’s anger, there’s joy that you have your dog back, there’s betrayal of this intense trust. And so it’s just really hard to camp on one particular emotion,” said Harris.

Posted by: Warren's Chinese Buffet at April 30, 2014 07:52 AM (e8kgV)

603 Posted by: Preznit Urkel X at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (32Ze2) Noooooo.. I like my Amazon and like to keep my Amazon.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:52 AM (UkPU5)

604 Why not charge full price for junk mail?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:53 AM (LJ7Ze)

605 If you like this miserable economy, you can keep this miserable economy

Posted by: Pres**ent Barack Unexpectedly guile Obama at April 30, 2014 07:53 AM (e8kgV)

606 I am marginally sympathetic with the PO. Surely, 90% of the shit they handle is plain trash, destined for the landfill. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (aDwsi) Agreed. Yet that's no excuse to be rude to everyone who walks up to the counter. Maybe we just got a bad batch of them here.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:53 AM (x3YFz)

607 For me, that depends on the size and weight. -------------- Hey..., me too!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 30, 2014 07:53 AM (aDwsi)

608 I read about a guy who loves to make little AI programs. One of his little bots is programmed to buy $50 worth of random things from Amazon every month and send it to him. So he gets little surprises all the time! That sounds fun to me.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 07:54 AM (IoTdl)

609 Another thing about Amazon Prime... almost countless access to movies/tv shows at no additional cost. Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (TOk1P) Watching season 3 of The Unit right now on it.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:54 AM (x3YFz)

610 Unexpected?

Posted by: Tonic Dog at April 30, 2014 07:54 AM (TyCa2)

611 FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Authorities raided a popular veterinary clinic Tuesday morning after a family’s shocking discovery that their pet that they thought was euthanized was kept alive. Saw that on the local news this morning. Almost destroyed the TV.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 07:54 AM (ltXvY)

612 Another Amazon freebie is their Smile program. Download their Smile icon and for every purchase you make, .05% goes to the designated charity of your choice, without adding any cost to you. They have tons of charities to choose from. I selected Voice of the Martyrs, which ministers to underground churches and persecuted Christians around the world. An easy way to give.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 30, 2014 07:54 AM (oMKp3)

613 Maybe we just got a bad batch of them here. Posted by: tangonine ---------------- I meant the PO in general..., not really the individuals.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 07:55 AM (aDwsi)

614 I can't believe Bush is still having this much of an impact on the economy.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 07:55 AM (fWAjv)

615 you let me get away with that one? Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (x3YFz) I was typing, T9. Got sidetracked by GF question about the laptop battery, went to answer that, thought about cracking a beer and lost my train of thought. Happens often....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:55 AM (UkPU5)

616 Let's see, where was I....... Oh yeah...beer!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 07:56 AM (UkPU5)

617 Got sidetracked by GF question about the laptop battery, went to answer that, thought about cracking a beer and lost my train of thought. Happens often.... Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (UkPU5) I'd do the obligatory "squirrel!" joke but eh. Marines make the best wingmen. Everywhere.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 07:57 AM (x3YFz)

618 Anybody have trouble with Prime yesterday? It would play an episode I had already watched but wouldn't play the next one.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 07:57 AM (fWAjv)

619

Gas prices going up. Food prices going up. Price for health care going up. Barry's job approval ratings going down.

 

Bush's fault!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2014 07:58 AM (zF6Iw)

620 Been raining for days here. So hard the newly resurfaced roof is pinging at times.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 07:58 AM (LJ7Ze)

621  I read about a guy who loves to make little AI programs. One of his little bots is programmed to buy $50 worth of random things from Amazon every month and send it to him.

So he gets little surprises all the time!

That sounds fun to me.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 30, 2014 12:54 PM (IoTdl)

 

 

---------------------------------------------

 

 

It'd be fun until a hacker hits the AI and he comes  home  to find a brand new Jaguar  on his driveway.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2014 07:58 AM (ECnGp)

622 619Anybody have trouble with Prime yesterday? It would play an episode I had already watched but wouldn't play the next one.

Posted by: RWC

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I watched an episode of Ophan Black on it last night and it worked fine.

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 07:59 AM (eEBON)

623 The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter to one of the weakest paces of the five-year recovery as the frigid winter appeared to have curtailed business investment and weakness overseas hurt exports.




So what's the excuse going to be for the rest of the year going to be? Rain, cloudy skies, too sunny?



Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 30, 2014 08:00 AM (1Jaio)

624 Those smart phone and tablet people aren't going to like this.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:00 AM (LJ7Ze)

625 Anybody have trouble with Prime yesterday? It would play an episode I had already watched but wouldn't play the next one.Posted by: RWC +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++I watched an episode of Ophan Black on it last night and it worked fine. Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 12:59 PM (eEBON) no problems here. streaming through an xbox with DSL and not a hitch.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 08:00 AM (x3YFz)

626 You all do recall that the method to calculate GDP shifted? The change 'increased' the GDP by ~3% upwards. So, the number that you see, ain't the number you might be thinking it is..., even if it is faithfully reported.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 08:01 AM (aDwsi)

627 Too bad we're at a point where a shitty economy is no longer an influence on presidential elections. Otherwise Obama would have lost by 15 points in 2012. Demographics are all that matters now like Lebanon or some other fake republic. Hell, we have an administration that doesn't even think economic growth is important or desirable because it makes us materialistic polluters. They don't care how big the pie is so long as they can redistribute the pie.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 08:01 AM (YhayY)

628 So what's the excuse going to be for the rest of the year going to be? Rain, cloudy skies, too sunny? There's always, "Yeah, but the other guy would have been worse!"

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 08:01 AM (IoTdl)

629 XBOX 360 does Amazon Prime? Can it Stream from sites in Montenegro?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:01 AM (LJ7Ze)

630 I'd do the obligatory "squirrel!" joke but eh. Marines make the best wingmen. Everywhere. Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:57 PM (x3YFz) We work best from beer #8 - beer #12.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 08:02 AM (UkPU5)

631

The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter to one of the weakest paces
of the five-year recovery as the frigid winter appeared to have
curtailed business investment and weakness overseas hurt exports.




 

So what's the excuse going to be for the rest of the year going to be? Rain, cloudy skies, too sunny?



Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 30, 2014 01:00 PM (1Jaio)

 

 

---------------------------------------------

 

 

First off, where the fuck are they seeing a recovery.  It's been going downhill since 2007.  THERE IS NO RECOVERY!

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2014 08:02 AM (ECnGp)

632 I like getting TV for free.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:02 AM (LJ7Ze)

633 True detective story ripped from an actual police report. Officer stops suspected impaired driver. Cop asks driver about drug use. Driver says he smokes marijuana but that is legal now. cop asks how he uses it. Driver responds tht prairie dogs dig tunnels for miles.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 08:03 AM (XUKZU)

634 627You all do recall that the method to calculate GDP shifted? The change 'increased' the GDP by ~3% upwards. So, the number that you see, ain't the number you might be thinking it is..., even if it is faithfully reported.

Posted by: Mike Hammer

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

So you're saying that they're about to revise it again so that we won't officially be in a recession when the next quarter is announced?

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 08:03 AM (eEBON)

635 This thread needs a salad.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:03 AM (LJ7Ze)

636 XBOX 360 does Amazon Prime? Can it Stream from sites in Montenegro? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 01:01 PM (LJ7Ze) It does, but not sure about Montenegro.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 08:03 AM (x3YFz)

637 Whats for lunch in the Soylent Green 1984 Idiocracy future?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/selection-du-weekend-85-10.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 08:03 AM (W6ugU)

638 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++So you're saying that they're about to revise it again so that we won't officially be in a recession when the next quarter is announced? Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 01:03 PM (eEBON) try shift + return for carriage returns.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 08:04 AM (x3YFz)

639 XBOX 360 does Amazon Prime? Can it Stream from sites in Montenegro? Video on how to set up Amazon Instant Video on Xbox360: http://preview.tinyurl.com/8228dfe

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 08:04 AM (IoTdl)

640 All-righty then. Off to Missouri for da cheap smokes!! Laterz you-unz..!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 08:05 AM (UkPU5)

641 Thanks. Streaming through XBox as well. Maybe I should have tested out some other programs. It could have been just that one episode. Would have done so but some zombies needed their skulls stomped.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 08:06 AM (fWAjv)

642

Problem is, Obama IMO couldn't give a shxt if we lose USD reserve currency status

 

Posted by: ginaswo at April 30, 2014 12:37 PM (VGpgb)

 

Point of order, Teh SCOAMT does give a shit - that's why he's doing it.

Posted by: steveegg at April 30, 2014 08:06 AM (o44nj)

643 XBOX 360 does Amazon Prime? Can it Stream from sites in Montenegro? Video on how to set up Amazon Instant Video on Xbox360: http://preview.tinyurl.com/8228dfe Posted by: bonhomme at April 30, 2014 01:04 PM (IoTdl) I just DL'd the amazon app on the xbox.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 08:06 AM (x3YFz)

644 This just in: The Economy has been recorded making racist remarks. Al Sharpton demands the Economy be fired and a new one be installed in it's place.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 08:06 AM (MMC8r)

645 try shift + return for carriage returns.

Posted by: tangonine

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Testing, testing....

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 08:06 AM (eEBON)

646 Never going Gold. Roku?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:06 AM (LJ7Ze)

647 Our USPS guy has had the same route for 7 years. Still, the names and confusing number of boxes ( apparently disorient him. Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (x3YFz) Our USPS guy would not be able to learn the route on an elevator

Posted by: Velvet Ambition, the guy that will push that button at April 30, 2014 08:07 AM (R8hU8)

648 It works, thanks.  On my work PC and they just took away all browser options other than IE9.

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 08:07 AM (eEBON)

649 Testing, testing.... Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 01:06 PM (eEBON) 5x5

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 08:07 AM (x3YFz)

650 Over half of the smokes consumed in New York are from other states.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:08 AM (LJ7Ze)

651 WHAT. THE. FUCK?? HS Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ¡®One Nation Under Allah¡¯ The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their ¡°Cultural Arms Club¡± led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words ¡°under God¡± with ¡°under Allah.¡± http://tinyurl.com/o3e58hr

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 08:08 AM (ltXvY)

652 It was never about health care. It was always about control. When they control your next breath, they have you by the nutzbag. Or vice versa. Either way, it's all about control.

Posted by: Erowmero at April 30, 2014 08:08 AM (go5uR)

653 Can it Stream from sites in Montenegro? Do you mean can it stream TO Montenegro? Otherwise I'm confused. The AIV service isn't located in Montenegro. But AIV is certainly available in Europe. I don't know about Montenegro specifically.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 08:08 AM (IoTdl)

654 plenty of good stuff here, I want to add that the donks consider 404care to have caused post 2009 medical care costs to drop, although the law wasn't passed until 2010 and it looks like full implementation won't take place until President Warren is sworn in for life over a pile of conservative skulls.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 30, 2014 08:10 AM (FQLT3)

655 Drudge headline: Lindsay Graham cruising to 3rd term.  As a SC resident, all I can say is...great, just great. I thought there was a decent chance to oust this McCain butt buddy RINO. 

"If Graham were in trouble, he might have done the same. But his campaign has raised more than $11.6 million since he was last re-elected in 2008, finishing the most recent quarter with $6.85 million on hand, and he has consistently polled leagues ahead of his closest Republican challengers."

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2014 08:10 AM (tsGZY)

656 I had a problem with Amazon delivery for a couple of years, with packages being sent to the wrong (but similar) address.  Adding the four numbers at the end of the extended zip code took care of that.

Posted by: mrp at April 30, 2014 08:10 AM (JBggj)

657 It was never about health care. It was always about control. When they control your next breath, they have you by the nutzbag. One thing they forgot. When a man has nothing left to lose? He can be extremely dangerous.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 08:11 AM (ltXvY)

658 654 I found a site in Montenegro with most US TV series loaded including Premium.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:11 AM (LJ7Ze)

659 Newed.

Posted by: Countrysquire at April 30, 2014 08:11 AM (eEBON)

660 Lindsay Graham cruising to 3rd term.



Twitter and The Blaze have taught me one thing - even the right wing has LIVs.

Posted by: grognard at April 30, 2014 08:11 AM (/29Nl)

661 343 Re: Toll roads. I imagine there will be all kinds of mischief as recently seen w/the Boulder turnpike deal: a secret CDOT deal w/an Australian firm that will expand and maintain the roads (for the next 50 years) in exchange for charging drivers up to $14 each way. If we had an opposition party, they might bring up the fact that interstates have already been paid for. Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 11:36 AM (ltXvY) I was 8 years old when the act passed. Even at that young age, I remember the public being "guaranteed" that the interstate system would always be accessible and free to the public. One of the selling points also was the ability to get commercial goods to market more efficiently, which would help the economy.

Posted by: jwb7605 [/i][/u][/s][/b] at April 30, 2014 08:12 AM (ZALPg)

662 One nation under Admiral Ackbar.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2014 08:12 AM (LJ7Ze)

663 Ace is up!

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 08:13 AM (T2V/1)

664 First off, where the fuck are they seeing a recovery. It's been going downhill since 2007. THERE IS NO RECOVERY!

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2014 01:02 PM (ECnGp)




None at all. It's getting worse all of the time. The job market is awful

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 30, 2014 08:13 AM (1Jaio)

665 Fucking Graham. I've always held that we have no chance of winning if we can't get freaking South Carolina to elect a conservative Senator. I know he has money, connections, etc. but motherfuckers don't HAVE to vote for the guy just because he has the most commercials, for crying out loud.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2014 08:13 AM (ZshNr)

666 Special number

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2014 08:14 AM (fWAjv)

667

So what's the excuse going to be for the rest of the year going to be? Rain, cloudy skies, too sunny?

 


There's always, "Yeah, but the other guy would have been worse!"

 

Or, "Bush fucked up the economy so bad, Obama can't turn it around!  And the Rethuglicans are racists who hate a black president!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2014 08:14 AM (zF6Iw)

668 I saw a sign in someone's yard today that said: "Rich White People Don't Want to Pay for The Black Messiah's Plan."

Stop the fucking world; I want off.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2014 08:14 AM (vg8iE)

669 "I read about a guy who loves to make little AI programs. One of his little bots is programmed to buy $50 worth of random things from Amazon every month and send it to him."

Ah! So *he's* the guy who writes those reviews about the banana slicer!

Posted by: Brown Line at April 30, 2014 08:15 AM (VrNoa)

670 It's getting worse all of the time. The job market is awful. A Google recruiter emailed me, asking for a time we could talk. I gave him some options, then he disappeared for a month. Then I get an email saying, "Sorry we couldn't connect, can you give me some more times." I gave him some, and he sets up a phone appointment, which he proceeds to miss. So a couple weeks later he calls me, and we have a conversation, and he asks if I'd like to do a tech screen. I say sure, he says he'll get back to me. That was three weeks ago with no word. I know they're Google, and everyone in the software world wants to work for them, but criminy!

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 08:16 AM (IoTdl)

671 The interstate toll news, IMO, is worse than Drew's DOOM post. Heck, anyone with common sense knew that everything in the post was coming. The only surprise to me is that it's not worse (through it probably is and, as usual, they're reporting new math). Interstate tolls will spike transportation costs. Expect big jumps in the cost of groceries, fuel, ... damn near everything.

Posted by: Damiano at April 30, 2014 08:20 AM (j0wOO)

672 Obama has changed how the GDP is calculated. In short things are worse than they appear!

Posted by: burt at April 30, 2014 08:46 AM (1+kJ5)

673 I need more chocolate. brb shoving the rest of the mini chocolate eggs down my throat Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 10:42 AM (mf5HN) If you lived closer, I'd make you either a) my chocolate fudge cheesecake or b) my fudge brownie chunk cheesecake. To be fair, I like chocolate, but it's just another snack to me. Now pumpkin pie- or pumpkin cheesecake- on the other hand...

Posted by: physics geek at April 30, 2014 09:20 AM (MT22W)

674 I need more chocolate. brb shoving the rest of the mini chocolate eggs down my throat Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 30, 2014 10:42 AM (mf5HN) If you lived closer, I'd make you either a) my chocolate fudge cheesecake or b) my fudge brownie chunk cheesecake. To be fair, I like chocolate, but it's just another snack to me. Now pumpkin pie- or pumpkin cheesecake- on the other hand...

Posted by: physics geek at April 30, 2014 09:20 AM (MT22W)

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