April 29, 2018

Just Some Observations
— Open Blogger

The Nanny State, it is alive, well and flourishing on both sides of the pond. First we start with the stalwart of freedom, The Mayor of London. "He (meaning President Trump) will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear."

Oh yeah, how's that freedom of speech working out for one Mr. Mark "Count Dankula" Meechan?

Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend's pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as "Sieg Heil" by raising its paw.

[...]Sheriff Derek O'Carroll found him guilty of a charge under the Communications Act that he posted a video on social media and YouTube which was grossly offensive because it was "anti-Semitic and racist in nature" and was aggravated by religious prejudice.


What good is "Free Speech" if it is only sanctioned speech? It isn't free is it?


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Good news on the Pro-Life front. Florida has enacted some very tough Pro-Life laws protecting human life.

Florida state law provides protection against taking, possessing, disturbing, mutilating, destroying or causing to be destroyed, selling or offering for sale, transferring, molesting, or harassing any marine turtle baby or fetus or its nest or eggs at any time.


Just kidding, we all know that there is life in an egg shell but not in the human womb.


Planned Parenthood will still be receiving over half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds, thanks to congressional Republicans.

The House voted 240-186 to approve the joint funding and budget bill passed by the Senate that focused primarily on military spending and immigration.

In its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood shows it took in nearly $544 million in taxpayer funding, as it also boosted its profits by $21 million—or 27 percent—from the prior year. The organization continues to perform over 320,000 abortions per year.

Blue wave? If it does happen I imagine this had noting to do with GOP voters apathy.

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How does that old song from Westside Story go?


I feel pretty,safe,
Oh, so pretty,safe,
I feel prettysafe and witty and bright!
And I pity
Any girlMoron who isn't me tonight.

Now you can feel safe when you use emojis.

Following the news that Google is replacing its pistol emoji into a water pistol, two more companies have decided to do the same. Both Facebook and Microsoft have openly announced plans to follow suit.

The growing trend has been seen by a variety of companies over the last few years. Apple had been the first to start the trend in 2016, with tech giants like Samsung and Twitter following its lead. Facebook and Microsoft are the last two companies to make the official switch from the original gun emoji to the water pistol.


Damn, I do feel safer now.


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The great thing about politicians, most of them have never "worked" a day in their lives in the private sector. They learned Econ 101 and Human Behavior 101 in schools taught by those who fell into the same category. By hoping, wishing and waving their magic fucking wands once again they have solved the crime problem.

Liberal solutions would make a pretty good stand-up comedy routine if the consequences weren’t so dire. Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, is currently experiencing a serious spike in violent crime. This is after the mayor already instituted some crime reduction measures, but her new solution to this wave of violence is to force businesses to close early. See, I told you it would be funny if people’s lives weren’t at stake.

Baltimore mayor Catherine E. Pugh has implemented something called the Violence Reduction Initiative. It doesn’t involve more cops on the streets or aggressive prosecution of violent thugs, but rather it’s “a flood of services” for the worst neighborhoods in the city. What does that mean? Nobody knows, but the recent flood of murders in Baltimore proves it’s as ineffective as it sounds.


Funny thing. It is always the inanimate objects or the law abiding citizens fault for the crimes we see across this country.


And so when the all of the stores in the "hoods" close, it's good to know that Jesse Jackson will be there to help.

CINCINNATI — The Rev. Jesse Jackson called Tuesday for expansion of a boycott he is waging against Kroger to protest grocery store closures in minority communities.

He also said he wasn't sure whether he believed Kroger's claims that a store in this city's Walnut Hills neighborhood was unprofitable before it was closed last year. More than three-quarters of Walnut Hills residents are black, and the neighborhood's median household income in the 2010 Census was $29,000, 15% less than the city as a whole.

Rev. Jackson, instead of legally extorting for profit businesses, why don't you do something about the crimes and jobs? Oh yeah, the magic wand doesn't work does it?

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1 yo

Posted by: ha at April 29, 2018 08:56 AM (MAstk)

2 Firsto?

Posted by: Weasel at April 29, 2018 08:56 AM (MVjcR)

3 Damnit!

Posted by: Weasel at April 29, 2018 08:56 AM (MVjcR)

4 You go Jackson.

I bet you can get tens of Krogers stores to close in black communities.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 29, 2018 08:57 AM (pw+jk)

5 If business were not being run by liberal CEOs they would not bow to Jackson's extortion.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 29, 2018 09:01 AM (mpXpK)

6 Oh how I wish that the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world would just go away. They have done nothing to improve the lives of their constituency merely perpetuating the victim mentality. My most fervent hope is for a new age of Black conservatism and renewal in the urban environs.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 29, 2018 09:01 AM (nWc4E)

7 It strikes me that the best solution to the Caravan of Illegals waiting at Tijuana is to offer them all a meal and free bus ride to the Canadian border, and tell them they'll have no trouble up there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 29, 2018 09:02 AM (V2Yro)

8 Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, went on trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court where he denied any wrong doing. But Sheriff Derek O'Carroll found him guilty of a charge under the Communications Act that he posted a video on social media and YouTube which was grossly offensive because it was "anti-semitic and racist in nature" and was aggravated by religious prejudice. ++++ That had me wondering. A Sheriff holding court? Turns out, Lanarkshire is in Scotland. And in Scotland, Sheriffs are not law enforcement officers, but members of the judiciary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheriff#Scotland Basically, the Scots took a perfectly useful-the-way-it-was word and turned it on it's head.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2018 09:06 AM (pvjTE)

9 It's Emojigeddon!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at April 29, 2018 09:06 AM (pNxlR)

10 It strikes me that the best solution to the Caravan of Illegals waiting at Tijuana is to offer them all a meal and free bus ride to the Canadian border, and tell them they'll have no trouble up there. - Justin Trudeau would welcome them wearing a sombrero and shaking castanets.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 29, 2018 09:06 AM (+y/Ru)

11 From the last thread I just wanted to write fark the horse faced, inbred royal family and the worthless twat archbishop of Canterbury. They sat silent as Alfie was killed.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 29, 2018 09:07 AM (SiINZ)

12 It strikes me that the best solution to the Caravan of Illegals waiting at Tijuana is to offer them all a meal and free bus ride to the Canadian border, and tell them they'll have no trouble up there. Finally, a use for HIGH. SPEED. RAIL.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2018 09:07 AM (inyex)

13 Following the news that Google is replacing its pistol emoji into a water pistol, two more companies have decided to do the same. Both Facebook and Microsoft have openly announced plans to follow suit. Fags.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:08 AM (NWiLs)

14 Well, according to da Pope, if we ban all weapons, we'll have peace. Of course, he didn't specify how we'd enforce such a ban. I'm sure he'll get back to us on that.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 29, 2018 09:08 AM (gC2IV)

15 But, I just started on the prior thread.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:08 AM (LSB34)

16 My most fervent hope is for a new age of Black conservatism and renewal in the urban environs." As Confucius may have said, Hope is not a Plan. or maybe that was Thomas Jefferson. The sad reality is that Sharpton and Jackson and Maxine and Hank Johnson are the kinds of leaders that this constituency wants. They represent their constituents views perfectly, which is why they stay in positions of power.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 29, 2018 09:09 AM (V2Yro)

17 13 Following the news that Google is replacing its pistol emoji into a water pistol, two more companies have decided to do the same. Both Facebook and Microsoft have openly announced plans to follow suit. Fags. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 02:08 PM (NWiLs) Outside of Japan, that's the prime demographic for using emojis.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2018 09:09 AM (inyex)

18 The Mayor of London. "He (meaning President Trump) will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear." Unlike all those Americans being jailed under Trump for flipping off traffic cameras.

Posted by: BuddyPC at April 29, 2018 09:09 AM (Jt3by)

19 It strikes me that the best solution to the Caravan of Illegals waiting at Tijuana is to offer them all a meal and free bus ride to the Canadian border, and tell them they'll have no trouble up there.
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Serves them right.  The only solution for us is to reform NAFTA to include our own laws reflecting Mexico and Canada.  Then watch the screaming.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 09:10 AM (MIKMs)

20 Did he define "weapons'?

Posted by: Infidel at April 29, 2018 09:10 AM (a3OL0)

21 Breaking! Media holds celebration celebrating themselves and finds that they are wonderful!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 29, 2018 09:11 AM (+y/Ru)

22 Outside of Japan, that's the prime demographic for using emojis. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 29, 2018 02:09 PM (inyex) I would've thought it was girls age 12-23.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:11 AM (NWiLs)

23 It strikes me that the best solution to the Caravan of Illegals waiting at Tijuana is to offer them all a meal and free bus ride to the Canadian border, and tell them they'll have no trouble up there. And then build a second wall.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2018 09:11 AM (inyex)

24 Unfortunately Tom you are 100% correct.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 29, 2018 09:11 AM (nWc4E)

25 I would've thought it was girls age 12-23. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 02:11 PM (NWiLs) Well, that's a good point. How about "unserious people," then?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2018 09:11 AM (inyex)

26 As Confucius may have said, Hope is not a Plan. or maybe that was Thomas Jefferson. The sad reality is that Sharpton and Jackson and Maxine and Hank Johnson are the kinds of leaders that this constituency wants. They represent their constituents views perfectly, which is why they stay in positions of power. Posted by: Tom Servo at April 29, 2018 02:09 PM (V2Yro) People talk about dysfunctional cultures, but whence comes culture? Are cultures randomly assigned?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2018 09:12 AM (inyex)

27 The mayor of London deliberately conflates unreasoned 2 minutes of hate for free speech.  Typical totalitarian.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 29, 2018 09:12 AM (ZyZPm)

28 Mayor of London says they love freedom of speech? Mayor, you keep using that term. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 29, 2018 09:13 AM (gC2IV)

29 Britain does not have free speech. Whoever said they did? The cops in Merseyside make a big deal out of telling people to watch what they say on facebook or twitter or they will prosecute. How is that free speech?

Posted by: Boris Gudonov at April 29, 2018 09:13 AM (/5YI5)

30 The Cher rule: If you can't say it with emojis, it's not worth saying.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 29, 2018 09:13 AM (+y/Ru)

31 If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it? Same with free speech.

Posted by: Scottst at April 29, 2018 09:13 AM (wX0EB)

32 Katie Hopkins may be the only sane person left in England

Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2018 09:13 AM (/dpqN)

33 First we start with the stalwart of freedom, The Mayor of London..." Why even fly there? If they're interested in anything, make the Brits come here. Personally.... well, I'll just say "bless their hearts"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 29, 2018 09:13 AM (7LY+6)

34 I think the pubic opinion is being changed in Leftist seminaries, meaning pubic schools and state universities. Polls of students I hear are all about stopping 'hate speach'.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2018 09:14 AM (aC6Sd)

35 The Mayor of London. "He (meaning President Trump) will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear." What freedom of speech? The police put out a statement they were monitoring social media about Alfie posts. Then there's the journalists from America that GB kept out, the pug, the guy flipping off the camera, the list is almost endless. And, doubt you can say anything about Islam that's critical. Those are the things we know about...just think about how many we don't.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:14 AM (LSB34)

36 Wait, so even in 2018 the sheriffs in England are still rotten scroundrels?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 29, 2018 09:15 AM (OmYAr)

37 Damn, I do feel safer now. Pendejo jerk-offs.

Posted by: PVT Vasquez at April 29, 2018 09:15 AM (NL6wI)

38 I wonder what Lauren Southern has to say about English free speech.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 29, 2018 09:15 AM (ZyZPm)

39 How about "unserious people," then? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 29, 2018 02:11 PM (inyex) A most cromulent category.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:15 AM (NWiLs)

40 How is that free speech?" It's simple, really. "Free" is a goodword, so all goodword speech is "free". Badwords are not thought of, Tvarish.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 29, 2018 09:15 AM (7LY+6)

41 34. Yep. Because as we all know, free speech has always and only meant activism for meaningful social change and/or revolution. Any speech in support of tradition and etc is therefore not free speech, and is in fact an instrument of the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy in its power.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 29, 2018 09:16 AM (fM807)

42 The Republican Party isn't Pro-Life.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Snoozing Jeff Sessions is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 09:18 AM (yQpMk)

43 Actually, all of the Left's/Progressive's beliefs and initiatives would be hilarious, if not for the real world results. But, that which goes so firmly against reality cannot be sustained forever. I mean they can't believe all the stupid things they profess. At some level, they've got to be joking. So- Lately, I've been thinking that the Bee Gees have already explained the left in perfect detail: Voila! "I Started a Joke" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qlBsMoqccw with lyrics to bring the message home. By their insane insistence, this can't end well.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 29, 2018 09:18 AM (9q7Dl)

44 Kroger is a shitty company: they deserve every bad thing that happens to them.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2018 09:18 AM (Ihbep)

45 Or Nigel Farage? (sp)

Posted by: Infidel at April 29, 2018 09:19 AM (a3OL0)

46 We're still getting a water gun thread this evening, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2018 09:19 AM (y87Qq)

47 1) The GOP would do better if they differentiated themselves from the democrats. i) but they are afraid of the news media. 2) Sea turtles get better protection than US Citizens.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 29, 2018 09:19 AM (roQNm)

48 Isn't it more like unplanning parenthood.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2018 09:19 AM (/dpqN)

49 When you hear the word 'emoji', that's when I each for my revolver.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 09:21 AM (cHbmY)

50 3) England doesn't have free speech law. What is the Mayor of London talking about?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 29, 2018 09:21 AM (roQNm)

51 i was on a flight once a number of years ago and was in first class after cashing in some frequent flier miles for an upgrade. the plane was late departing and held at the gate for a v.i.p.: jesse jackson! he was late from leading a poor peoples march and looked tired and angry. really angry - there wasn't a seat available for him in first class. the stewardesses asked if anyone would give up their seat and move to coach, which had seats available. jackson was really pissed that no one would and he stormed off the plane with his retinue. it was first class or nothing for jesse.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2018 09:21 AM (Pg+x7)

52 Flashback to 2015:  Obama at the UN

"The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander The Prophet of Islam"


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 09:21 AM (MIKMs)

53 For those what missed it, here's Katie Hopkins' speech I linked to a few days back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1EhxwVKPy0

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 29, 2018 09:22 AM (qJtVm)

54 Oh yeah,what if the water gun is filled with lemon juice?

Posted by: steevy at April 29, 2018 09:22 AM (LiyEm)

55 49. Yes. The intrusion of weeb filth into the language and culture needs to be fought.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 29, 2018 09:22 AM (fM807)

56 So called "Reverend" Jackson lives like a king while those he claims to represent live otherwise. He needs to take his ill gotten fortune and open a series of grocery stores called "Jackson's" in each and every ghetto to serve the people he claims to represent. FUBU baby! Yeah, sure he will.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 29, 2018 09:24 AM (EoRCO)

57 ... he gave everyone dirty looks.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2018 09:25 AM (Pg+x7)

58 So called "Reverend" Jackson lives like a king while those he claims to represent live otherwise.
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And the rest of his family as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 09:25 AM (MIKMs)

59 >>>First we start with the stalwart of freedom, The Mayor of London. "He (meaning President Trump) will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear." Wait ... I thought Chief Lesbian Constable Cressida Dick redirected the vast majority of officers from solving actual crime to monitoring social media for hatespeech. That's not really freedom of speech. The mayor is speaking out of both sides of his goat schlong shaped mouth. Nominally supporting free speech while permitting/ordering his underlings to undermine it. London is lost. They have a majority of non English and will forever be ruled over by a combination of Muslims and deviants, unless there is some sort of civil war.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 09:26 AM (/qEW2)

60 Almost all free speech can be classified as "hate speech" by somebody. Our teachers suck if no one is teaching kids this. Of course, even adults are ignorant these days. We will become Britain if we don't actively fight back. Just sayin...

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:26 AM (LSB34)

61 We have emoji

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 29, 2018 09:26 AM (roQNm)

62 I miss the Washington Bullets. On that subject, how dare the Japanese have a bullet train. ((I snark that without knowing if the SJW actually did get them to change it)

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 29, 2018 09:27 AM (n1b3L)

63 The whole concept of the "food desert" is an outrageous hoax. Claim: African-Americans have bad diets ONLY because white-owned businesses refuse to open grocery stores in black neighborhoods, and thus black people have "no access" to vegetables, and are therefore compelled to eat junk food, since that is the only food available to them. As a result, black neighborhoods are now "food deserts." Continuing with corollary to the "food desert" claim: This bad diet causes developmental problems and intellectual deficits in blacks, but they're not eating "brain food" necessary for complete intellectual development. To continue even further, most left also believe that white-owned businesses intentionally lie about their reasons for closing stores in black neighborhoods (e.g. that they're unprofitable) to cover up the real truth: They are purposely trying to deny nutrients to the black community, as a way to keep them enslaved at the bottom of the social landscape. Every single element of the multi-tiered conspiracy theory is completely false. AND YET, it is accepted as fact by just about EVERYONE on the left side of the political spectrum, from Obama down to the lowliest Maddow-watching couch potato. The REAL truth is that black people, on average, live much CLOSER to grocery stores than do white people on average, because many more white people live out in suburban areas that are completely residential, and have to drive miles and mils to get to any shopping mall with a grocery store in it -- whereas black people tend to live in urban areas where stores are closer by - -even if they're not directly in the middle of the black neighborhood, they are generally much closer geographically than far-flung shopping malls, and can be reached on foot or a short bus ride. Furthermore, as numerous studies have shown, even when presented with a huge array of healthy option black shoppers on average STILL reach for the junk food. So that even when they live right next to grocery stores, they STILL have bad diets. And needle to say, big corporations do NOT base major financial decisions on irrational racist genocidal fantasies ("Let's kill all the black people by refusing to sell them vegetables!"), but instead on hard numbers on the l;edger books: If a store is losing money, it gets closed. Period. The entire "food desert:" conspiracy theory is a Hail Mary attempt to explain any the "achievement gap" by blaming the racial disparity entirely on diet, and then blaming the diet on white malevolence. It's abolutely absurd on every level, but accepted wisdom -- to this day - -in most of academia and all of the Left.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 09:27 AM (42M22)

64 it was first class or nothing for jesse. Posted by: musical jolly chimp ----------- I recall Jackson showing up at a nurse's strike in California. He had stayed the night before at the Beverly Hills Hilton, was transported to the strike site in a Mercedes limo. They let him out a block before the strike site, so that he could show up on foot...wearing denim coveralls, replete with red handkerchief dangling from the back pocket.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2018 09:27 AM (9tO1t)

65 We have emoji Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 29, 2018 02:26 PM (roQNm) shhhh! ☠️

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2018 09:27 AM (y87Qq)

66 but they're not eating = because they're not eating

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 09:28 AM (42M22)

67 Oh... my.... the FBI interviewed an MMA fighter... because he is Russian, and did two events 8 years ago, for Trump and Cohen... And because the MMA fighter, has also been seen with Putin... Have we really reached THIS level of fishing?

Posted by: Don Q. at April 29, 2018 09:28 AM (NgKpN)

68 Did Buddha the pug strap on an armband, don his jackboots and goosestep around his doggy dish?  'Cause that would be a bridge too far.

Posted by: Fritz at April 29, 2018 09:28 AM (J7XgW)

69 Flashback to 2015: Obama at the UN "The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander The Prophet of Islam" Which can be re-worded as "The future must not belong to those who tell the truth about the Prophet of Islam".

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:28 AM (LSB34)

70 >>> London is lost. They have a majority of non English and will forever be ruled over by a combination of Muslims and deviants, unless there is some sort of civil war. Take off and nuke it from orbit.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 09:29 AM (cHbmY)

71 Is Jesse Jackson Jr. out of prison yet? Did he receive the $135K/year in disability that he was seeking?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2018 09:29 AM (9tO1t)

72 Willowed from last thread. 275 ...decision has to be made in the direction of life, not death. so if ,theoretically, parents refuse treatment, then the state may have the right to overrule. Posted by: runner at April 29, 2018 01:15 PM Umm, no. I had to make the decision 8 years ago to pull the plug with my 24 yr old son after weeks in a coma. (He had the best medical care.) I would not have been pleased to have the state step in to overrule. The decision was mine and my family's. Fuck the state. As Muldoon said @151: There are all sorts of risk/benefit considerations.... There are varying levels of certainty when trying to predict outcomes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 29, 2018 09:29 AM (Dhht7)

73 OT Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom shake hands with the Pope. https://tinyurl.com/y7oo9rog He's another one who went silent on the NHS murder, when Italy was the one offering to take him in.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 09:30 AM (/qEW2)

74 I have been operating under the delusion that at some point the insanity of the left would be so apparent we would pivot back toward common sense (i.e. conservative). It is apparent that the democrats, media and academic institutions are 100% committed to far left progressivism, and no matter how horrific the outcomes, the only solution is more government control. It is as if Orwell and Hayek had a child and that child was banished to hell--this is the world we're living in.

Posted by: IanDeal at April 29, 2018 09:30 AM (5mrLG)

75 I recall that in the aftermath of the Monica revelation, Clinton sought and obtained Jackson as his 'spiritual adviser'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2018 09:31 AM (9tO1t)

76 Insomniac, I wasn't sure if you saw this earlier.



https://tinyurl.com/pexzuqg

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 29, 2018 09:31 AM (AIXgy)

77 He's another one who went silent on the NHS murder, when Italy was the one offering to take him in. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 02:30 PM (/qEW2) Huh? https://tinyurl.com/y75vqt4t

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2018 09:32 AM (y87Qq)

78 68 Did Buddha the pug strap on an armband, don his jackboots and goosestep around his doggy dish? 'Cause that would be a bridge too far. Posted by: Fritz at April 29, 2018 02:28 PM (J7XgW) One of the most hypocritical things about the pug incident and sentence, was that Prince Harry actually did wear the shirt and armband and swastika to a party. Though people were upset, nothing happened to him. The new generation of royals are glitz, glamour and celebrity. Which is fine, but they lecture on climate change and having less children. Pathetic bunch.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:32 AM (LSB34)

79 I recall that in the aftermath of the Monica revelation, Clinton sought and obtained Jackson as his 'spiritual adviser'. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2018 02:31 PM (9tO1t) Who, it came to light later, was also havimg an affair.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:34 AM (LSB34)

80
Umm, no. I had to make the decision 8 years ago to pull the plug with my 24 yr old son after weeks in a coma. (He had the best medical care.) I would not have been pleased to have the state step in to overrule. The decision was mine and my family's. Fuck the state.
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The family are the ones who must live with decisions.  Not a doctor, not a nurse, not a social worker, and not the state.  Hard decisions belong to the people who must live with them.  (Bless you and your family for stepping up and taking the responsibility.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 09:35 AM (MIKMs)

81 How did that happen? Should be "having". I can't even do that underline thing on purpose.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:35 AM (LSB34)

82 The FBI filmed ML King having sex with a woman not his wife and LBJ and Hoover watched it and laughed.Also blackmailed him with it.

Posted by: steevy at April 29, 2018 09:36 AM (LiyEm)

83 Eris, great link. The quiet rumble of discontent. It won't be be nice when it's not quiet.

Posted by: Infidel at April 29, 2018 09:36 AM (a3OL0)

84 >>Following the news that Google is replacing its pistol emoji into a water pistol, two more companies have decided to do the same. Both Facebook and Microsoft have openly announced plans to follow suit. IT'S FUNNY UNTIL THEY ALSO REMOVE THE LETTERS "G" "U" AND "N" FROM OUR KEYBOARDS.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBER[/i] at April 29, 2018 09:37 AM (W+vEI)

85 New Superman- faster than a speeding squirt of water!

Posted by: [/i][/b][/s][/u]Muldoon at April 29, 2018 09:37 AM (mvenn)

86 Summer cruise tickets selling fast. Sign up today and receive a free Barack Obama signature lead life preserver ring. You will be going down faster then Barack himself with this unique gift...'Call Now!'

Posted by: Balless Bill Kristol at April 29, 2018 09:39 AM (yhf6w)

87 Huh? https://tinyurl.com/y75vqt4t Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2018 02:32 PM (y87Qq) ======== Yikes. My apologies, I missed that. Whatever his shortcomings I don't want to slander the guy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 09:40 AM (/qEW2)

88 >>> How did that happen? Should be "having". Probably typed hav I m g by mistake.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 09:40 AM (cHbmY)

89 He's another one who went silent on the NHS murder, when Italy was the one offering to take him in. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 02:30 PM (/qEW2) Yup......I hope when Pope Frankie needs medical care he is stuck in London on one of his faux missions so they can give him the best medical care the NHS has to offer.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 29, 2018 09:40 AM (EoRCO)

90 If you boycott Kroger in black neighborhoods that will make them even more likely to close stores there. Logic was never Jesse's strong suit.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 29, 2018 09:41 AM (Ndje9)

91 Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 02:35 Thank you. It's a decision I would not wish on my worst enemy. I pray to G*d daily asking for understanding and forgiveness.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 29, 2018 09:41 AM (Dhht7)

92 Yikes. My apologies, I missed that. Whatever his shortcomings I don't want to slander the guy. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 02:40 PM (/qEW2) Fair 'nuf. I didn't know if there was something else to the story that I'd missed.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2018 09:41 AM (y87Qq)

93 oooh, oooh, oooh -- This morning during my 'smug walk' up to the store for wine I saw a really intriguing water gun.  A long tube, I think supposed to replace the old super soakers, and it looked like it could be a lot of fun in warmer weather (it is still below freezing at night here).

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 09:41 AM (MIKMs)

94 It strikes me that the best solution to the Caravan of Illegals waiting at Tijuana is to offer them all a meal and free bus ride to the Canadian border, and tell them they'll have no trouble up there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 29, 2018 02:02 PM (V2Yro)


I'd be down with that, if we could ship an equal number of muzzies back South.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2018 09:42 AM (WFV7d)

95 Probably typed hav I m g by mistake. Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 02:40 PM (cHbmY) Is that how you get the underline...or am Imgetting messed with. Let me try. I m g

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:42 AM (LSB34)

96 76 Insomniac, I wasn't sure if you saw this earlier. https://tinyurl.com/pexzuqg Posted by: Muad'dib at April 29, 2018 02:31 PM (AIXgy) That's a classic!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:43 AM (NWiLs)

97 lol Messed with. I knew it!

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:43 AM (LSB34)

98 82 The FBI filmed ML King having sex with a woman not his wife and LBJ and Hoover watched it and laughed.Also blackmailed him with it. Posted by: steevy Not just one woman -- several women. Also, the FBI made countless audio recordings (from bugged rooms) of MLK having sex with teenaged groupies in motels wherever he went. He would also arrange drunken sex parties where women would perform sex acts as entertainment for him and his lieutenants -- also bugged by the FBI, with the audio recordings provided to Hoover and LBJ.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 09:44 AM (42M22)

99 Self-image.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:44 AM (NWiLs)

100 The family are the ones who must live with decisions. Not a doctor, not a nurse, not a social worker, and not the state. Hard decisions belong to the people who must live with them. (Bless you and your family for stepping up and taking the responsibility.) My sympathies. We had to do that with Mom. She had a brain anurysim (sp) at 54 tending the tomatoes. I will never forget the ICU and the family meeting outside the hospital, dad and I smoking like trains. We had a choice. Let mom die without pain or try surgery where the outcome would be death or a vegetable. We chose to let her go without pain.

Posted by: Infidel at April 29, 2018 09:44 AM (a3OL0)

101 Good thing we have people like Jesse Jackson to declare whether a business is profitable or not. Who needs accountants?

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2018 09:44 AM (sdi6R)

102 81 How did that happen? Should be "having". Because you typoed the 'n' as an 'm' thus making it a killing word. Fortunately, we have Pixy here to protect us.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 29, 2018 09:45 AM (7oUUT)

103 Self___. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 02:44 PM (NWiLs) Now you are just taunting me with magic.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:45 AM (LSB34)

104 Simply havimg a wonderful Christmastime.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:45 AM (NWiLs)

105 I suppose water is not the only thing water pistols can shoot....

Posted by: Acid Gun Achmed, formerly known as Click Boy at April 29, 2018 09:45 AM (uz0Rg)

106 Are the emoji systems on these platforms flexible enough to allow users to design custom emojis? And if a user makes a pistol emoji, can he be charged with hate graphic design?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 09:45 AM (/qEW2)

107 Damn!

Posted by: Acid Gun Achmed, formerly known as Clock Boy at April 29, 2018 09:46 AM (uz0Rg)

108 i*m*g gets replaced with an underscore, as does the word i*m*a*g*e

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:46 AM (NWiLs)

109 Havimg

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:46 AM (LSB34)

110 >>If you boycott Kroger in black neighborhoods that will make them even more likely to close stores there. Logic was never Jesse's strong suit. I don't think it's about logic, it's about submission to Jesse Jackson and his mob. He wants to force them into staying there on his terms and to just lie back and take it, whatever the community inflicts on them, whether it's shoplifting or poor sales, whatever. I'm reminded of the PA city council that voted in requirements that convenience stores be prohibited from installing plexiglass barriers to protect their store clerks. If you want to do business in the 'hood, then you're not allowed to protect your employees' lives because it offends the community.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at April 29, 2018 09:47 AM (W+vEI)

111 Ta -da. Finally got it. I read fluffy's instructions incorrectly. Thank you fluffy.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:48 AM (LSB34)

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 09:48 AM (yQpMk)

113 It's all fun & games til someone breaks the blog.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 29, 2018 09:49 AM (gC2IV)

114 i[]m[]g[]

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 09:49 AM (yQpMk)

115 img

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 09:50 AM (yQpMk)

116 105 I suppose water is not the only thing water pistols can shoot.... Posted by: Acid Gun Achmed, formerly known as Click Boy at April 29, 2018 02:45 PM (uz0Rg) They already collect knives, scissors and screwdrivers. Water guns will be next. Even though acid has some bans on it, there are other chemicals they can use. It really is endless. But it has nothing to do with Islam or mooslems.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:50 AM (LSB34)

117 there we go.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 09:50 AM (yQpMk)

118 I secretly replaced my ing with img, let's see if anyone notices.

Posted by: tbodie [/s][/b][/i][/u] at April 29, 2018 09:50 AM (yavIa)

119 I have been operating under the delusion that at some point the insanity of the left would be so apparent we would pivot back toward common sense (i.e. conservative). This is no longer a delusion. Being a musician, I frequent more than a few websites about music. One site that features classic rockers had an article that quoted Dave Grohl bashing Trump. Normally, this type of article wouldn't have had any comments, but on this particular one, the comments were quite critical of Grohl and the site itself for focusing on politics in entertainment. This is new. The VU needle is moving back, thank goodness. One of the biggest reasons for voting for Trump (for me) was the influence he'd have on our culture and society. We all saw what Bronco Bama did to it: his "change" was all negative. People are way too eager to follow someone else.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster [/i][/s][/b] at April 29, 2018 09:50 AM (GdWl+)

120 Do pornographic comments get pixilated? Or just a black strip across the i's?

Posted by: [/i][/b][/s][/u]Muldoon at April 29, 2018 09:50 AM (mvenn)

121 >>> Finally got it. I read fluffy's instructions incorrectly. Thank you fluffy. No sweat. According to my wife, expressing myself in an unclear fashion is one of my core competencies.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 09:51 AM (cHbmY)

122 It's all fun & games til someone breaks the blog.
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Something stupid is going on here at my end (4th reboot this morning), like yesterday.  Had four 'updates' last week, so we'll see what the heck is going on.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 09:51 AM (MIKMs)

123 IT'S FUNNY UNTIL THEY ALSO REMOVE THE LETTERS "G" "U" AND "N" FROM OUR KEYBOARDS. Why do they hate gnus?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster [/i][/s][/b] at April 29, 2018 09:54 AM (GdWl+)

124 115 img Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 02:50 PM (yQpMk) WITCHCRAFT!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

125 We had a choice. Let mom die without pain or try surgery where the outcome would be death or a vegetable. We chose to let her go without pain. Posted by: Infidel at April 29, 2018 02:44 PM Our choice was life support, vegetable, or miracle. We chose to let him go to his Maker. Figured I'd sort it with G*d when my time comes whether or not I chose poorly and didn't wait for His miracle.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 29, 2018 09:54 AM (Dhht7)

126 i[ ]m[ ]g

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

127 Dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

128 Why do they hate gnus? ********* Not all gnus. Just fake gnus

Posted by: [/i][/b][/s][/u]Muldoon at April 29, 2018 09:56 AM (mvenn)

129 image

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 09:56 AM (yQpMk)

130 Jesse Jackson by an act of mind reading thinks the company is racist, and that therefore they should be deprived of their right to do business wherever they wish. This is a freedom of association thing. Whatever my motives I have the right to associate with whomever I wish and the right to avoid whomever I wish.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 09:56 AM (/qEW2)

131 128 Why do they hate gnus? ********* Not all gnus. Just fake gnus Posted by: Muldoon at April 29, 2018 02:56 PM Gnus make me feel snug.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

132 Blazer

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 09:56 AM (yQpMk)

133 129 image Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 02:56 PM (yQpMk) HE IS IN LEAGUE WITH THE DEVIL!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

134 The REAL truth is that black people, on average, live much CLOSER to grocery stores than do white people on average, because many more white people live out in suburban areas that are completely residential, and have to drive miles and mils to get to any shopping mall with a grocery store in it -- whereas black people tend to live in urban areas where stores are closer by - -even if they're not directly in the middle of the black neighborhood, they are generally much closer geographically than far-flung shopping malls, and can be reached on foot or a short bus ride.


Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 02:27 PM (42M22)


Any U.S. suburbs I have visited, you can expect to find a shopping plaza with a supermarket as an anchor tenant, as an integral part of the development. In most cases, those suburban homes are rarely more than a mile or two from the nearest supermarket. It's the deep rural people like myself that have limited access to fresh foods 24/7. But I knew that going in, and it's not a problem.


And most ghetto folks seem to have cars, these days, so going a mile or two for fresh groceries no burden on them either.\


Choice, as you say, is the main driver.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2018 09:57 AM (WFV7d)

135 Apparently, no gnus is good gnus.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster [/i][/s][/b] at April 29, 2018 09:58 AM (GdWl+)

136 I have sung of snug gnus with guns.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:58 AM (NWiLs)

137 Any U.S. suburbs I have visited, you can expect to find a shopping plaza with a supermarket as an anchor tenant, as an integral part of the development. In most cases, those suburban homes are rarely more than a mile or two from the nearest supermarket. It's the deep rural people like myself that have limited access to fresh foods 24/7. But I knew that going in, and it's not a problem. And most ghetto folks seem to have cars, these days, so going a mile or two for fresh groceries no burden on them either.\ Choice, as you say, is the main driver. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2018 02:57 PM (WFV7d) Don't you just go on your back porch and shoot a moose?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 09:59 AM (NWiLs)

138 Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 29, 2018 02:50 PM (GdWl+) Along those lines, I read some comment sections on the Correspondents Dinner "Comedy". There were people saying "this does not help us" and "those attacks were wrong". The majority was still YAY, but there were some dissenters from the left. I don't know if it is a sea change, but maybe some will rethink Democratic voting.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 09:59 AM (LSB34)

139 Sometimes black activists take the "fox and grapes" approach and say "well, we don't want to be around whites anyway". They have black only events and black only safe spaces. Jackson is doing the opposite, the HUD approach. "We DEMAND that you be exposed to us". I wish they'd get their stories straight. And I wish that instead of acting like a slave owner treating Kroger like a runaway slave, he'd do something positive to make the black community more self sufficient. Maybe organize an effort for the communities to launch their own stores. "We don't need you, Kroger!" Maybe hit up Soros or Steyer for a loan to help with the effort.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 10:02 AM (/qEW2)

140 Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 02:27 PM (42M22) Lived all my life in the suburbs...never had to go more than a mile to hit a grocery store. Maybe I'm just lucky. I have parks and bike trails within walking distance too.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:03 AM (LSB34)

141 Is everyone in stunned horror from Grump928's impudence?

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 10:03 AM (cHbmY)

142 Windbag extortionist grifter Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of stores that are closing anyway, as well as other profitible stores that will become more profitable if 'his people' start staying away. He should raise a mob and disrupt the surviving stores if he wants to extort a payout, like he usually does. So passive now. Maybe he's too old and toothless to raise a mob anymore. Older reporters who still remember who he is will report his 'boycott' out of habit.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 29, 2018 10:05 AM (Q39s2)

143 141 Is everyone in stunned horror from Grump928's impudence? Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 03:03 PM (cHbmY) Grudging admiration.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

144 Planned Parenthood will still be receiving over half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds, thanks to congressional Republicans. I seethe about this. They have the House, they have the Senate, and they have the White House. Yet somehow, they cannot seem de-fund this evil bureaucracy of abattoirs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2018 10:05 AM (IEVqH)

145 I always have a bit of trouble with the use of saying "Nanny State" to describe the overbearing, jack-booting, fascist leaning government interference. To me, a nanny would be loving, warm, and comforting. Not hardly.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 29, 2018 10:05 AM (tcwn1)

146 Is everyone in stunned horror from Grump928's impudence? Staying away from the blast zone.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 29, 2018 10:05 AM (7oUUT)

147 I don't know if it is a sea change, but maybe some will rethink Democratic voting. I don't think it is either. But musicians are notorious for being leftarded LIV's. I'm one of the few conservative musicians that I know. I stopped going to FacePlant pretty much for good after seeing a lot of guys supporting Das Hoggenfhurer after the Parkland massacre. Even before that I unfriended a few for their political posts. I don't want that shit on my timeline.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster [/i][/s][/b] at April 29, 2018 10:05 AM (GdWl+)

148 Just wondering, has anyone ever actually seen or heard those tapes that the FBI had on MLK or are we taking their word on it. Which, I guess is okay since J. Edgar, LBJ and the entire FBI were such paragons if integrity back in those days.

Posted by: teej at April 29, 2018 10:06 AM (cneZH)

149 WAny U.S. suburbs I have visited, you can expect to find a shopping plaza with a supermarket as an anchor tenant, as an integral part of the development. In most cases, those suburban homes are rarely more than a mile or two from the nearest supermarket.
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When my tiny 'suburban' town got a grocery store, and then amazingly, the city started putting in sidewalks, I was absolutely over the moon.  We were a 'real' city.  Bless them, they even kept major city services within a walking and elderly driving area rather than build the usual suburban palatial potemkin edifices.  A reasonably healthy elderly person or young person with children could reach those taxpayer-funded outlets.  Hooray for us!

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2018 10:06 AM (MIKMs)

150 Maybe Jesse can get a buyer and call the stores ROGER Stores.

It worked in Watts where ONS stores popped up.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 29, 2018 10:07 AM (pw+jk)

151 147 I don't know if it is a sea change, but maybe some will rethink Democratic voting. I don't think it is either. But musicians are notorious for being leftarded LIV's. I'm one of the few conservative musicians that I know. I stopped going to FacePlant pretty much for good after seeing a lot of guys supporting Das Hoggenfhurer after the Parkland massacre. Even before that I unfriended a few for their political posts. I don't want that shit on my timeline. Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 29, 2018 03:05 PM (GdWl+) You and Berserker are definitely outliers.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 10:07 AM (NWiLs)

152 Don't you just go on your back porch and shoot a moose?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 02:59 PM (NWiLs)


I have had moose come through the yard, as evidenced by the mooseberries left behind, but not recently. Deer, OTOH, are common. And I saw a little herd of pronghorn antelope once, on the hill about a mile to the south.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2018 10:07 AM (WFV7d)

153 Fuck any limey pricks that stand with that little Muslim douchebag

Posted by: Roger Erickson at April 29, 2018 10:08 AM (PvEmr)

154 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2018 03:05 PM (IEVqH) +++ Beautiful library.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 29, 2018 10:09 AM (tcwn1)

155 I have had moose come through the yard, as evidenced by the mooseberries left behind, but not recently. Deer, OTOH, are common. And I saw a little herd of pronghorn antelope once, on the hill about a mile to the south. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2018 03:07 PM (WFV7d) Every spring the great Wildebeast migration crosses though my yard.

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 29, 2018 10:09 AM (IEVqH)

156 It is doubleplusungood to even think of weapons!

Posted by: Google, Facebook and Microsoft at April 29, 2018 10:09 AM (zTtjJ)

157 Is everyone in stunned horror from Grump928's impudence? Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 03:03 PM (cHbmY) Grudging admiration. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2018 03:05 PM (NWiLs) I taught him everything he knows, so I'm proud of him. True story.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:10 AM (LSB34)

158 My 12 year old girl has outgrown most of her old favorite shows. We just had this conversation. .... Her: my little pony got really boring. Me: they really like love and friendship. Her: you can't solve every problem with love and friendship. Me: nope, sometimes you need to swear at the problem. Her: some problems are only resolved with violence, mom. You should know this!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 29, 2018 10:10 AM (yTnCT)

159 Beautiful library. Posted by: washrivergal at April 29, 2018 03:09 PM (tcwn1) Thank you, ma'am! *curtsies smartly*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2018 10:10 AM (IEVqH)

160 Her: some problems are only resolved with violence, mom. You should know this! Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 29, 2018 03:10 PM (yTnCT) ---- My Little Parthian Shot Pony.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 29, 2018 10:12 AM (qJtVm)

161 *curtsies smartly* Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2018 03:10 PM (IEVqH) +++ As only you could get away with.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 29, 2018 10:12 AM (tcwn1)

162 134 The REAL truth is that black people, on average, live much CLOSER to grocery stores than do white people on average, because many more white people live out in suburban areas that are completely residential, and have to drive miles and mils to get to any shopping mall with a grocery store in it -- whereas black people tend to live in urban areas where stores are closer by - -even if they're not directly in the middle of the black neighborhood, they are generally much closer geographically than far-flung shopping malls, and can be reached on foot or a short bus ride. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 02:27 PM (42M22) Any U.S. suburbs I have visited, you can expect to find a shopping plaza with a supermarket as an anchor tenant, as an integral part of the development. In most cases, those suburban homes are rarely more than a mile or two from the nearest supermarket. It's the deep rural people like myself that have limited access to fresh foods 24/7. But I knew that going in, and it's not a problem. And most ghetto folks seem to have cars, these days, so going a mile or two for fresh groceries no burden on them either.\ Choice, as you say, is the main driver. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon Some brave academic (a female grad student, I believe) set out to test the "food desert" theory by actually measuring, on average, how far white people had to travel to a grocery store than did black people. Even though she started out as a leftie assuming she would "prove" the food desert theory to be true, she end up proving the exact opposite: I don't have the article handy, so I can't cite the actual miles/distances involved, but she showed that the average distance from a white-occupied residence to a grocery store in the US was substantially greater than the average distance of a black-occupied residence to a grocery store. Even if there are grocery stores in malls somewhere in the vicinity of residential suburbs (as you say), the distance to them is geographically much farther on average than the distance in the inner city to the nearest store. What made her brave is that she actually published the results. Most lefties who find "uncomfortable" truths end up burying the research.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 10:12 AM (42M22)

163 140 Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 02:27 PM (42M22) Lived all my life in the suburbs...never had to go more than a mile to hit a grocery store. Maybe I'm just lucky. I have parks and bike trails within walking distance too. Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel See comment #162.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 10:13 AM (42M22)

164 Remember the "twinkie defense"? Maybe Nikolaus Cruz can use the "emoji defense" and get away with pleading diminished capacity.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 10:14 AM (/qEW2)

165 Willowed from last thread. 275 ...decision has to be made in the direction of life, not death. so if ,theoretically, parents refuse treatment, then the state may have the right to overrule. Posted by: runner at April 29, 2018 01:15 PM Umm, no. I had to make the decision 8 years ago to pull the plug with my 24 yr old son after weeks in a coma. (He had the best medical care.) I would not have been pleased to have the state step in to overrule. The decision was mine and my family's. Fuck the state. As Muldoon said @151: There are all sorts of risk/benefit considerations.... There are varying levels of certainty when trying to predict outcomes. Posted by: olddog in mo at April 29, 2018 02:29 PM (Dhht7) ok. if you insist. I was not talking about you. I was talking about religious Christian groups that reject medical treatment in favor of prayer. In your case, the treatment was given and was unsuccessful. It was your right to do what you did. I suggest next time you ask for clarification and not jump down someone's throat.

Posted by: runner at April 29, 2018 10:15 AM (bUjCl)

166 Even though she started out as a leftie assuming she would "prove" the food desert theory to be true, she end up proving the exact opposite She obviously failed to implement step three of SCIENCE: 3. Manipulate the Data

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2018 10:15 AM (IEVqH)

167 Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 03:12 PM (42M22) I read that too, about the "food deserts" being a myth. And who do we have to thank for that myth as fact? The person who came up with it, and then the media who ran with it and promoted it. Because that is what they do now. Facts don't matter, as Parkland contiues to prove over and over.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:15 AM (LSB34)

168 "You and Berserker are definitely outliers."

Posted by: teej, chopped liver at April 29, 2018 10:15 AM (cneZH)

169 My 12 year old girl has outgrown most of her old favorite shows. We just had this conversation. .... Her: my little pony got really boring. ... Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 29, 2018 03:10 PM (yTnCT) ======== Hopefully she does not have a brony boyfriend. At that tender age the breakup could scar him for life.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 10:17 AM (/qEW2)

170 See comment #162. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 03:13 PM (42M22) I'm suppose to read other's comments before posting? That's like reading Ace's post before posting. You guys are so picky.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:18 AM (LSB34)

171 166 She obviously failed to implement step three of SCIENCE: 3. Manipulate the Data Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2018 03:15 PM (IEVqH) Followed by: 4. Label critics as heretics

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 29, 2018 10:18 AM (NL6wI)

172 >>> Maybe Jesse can get a buyer and call the stores ROGER Stores. Buy your groceries at Roger's and get a good rogering!

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2018 10:19 AM (cHbmY)

173 Ha Steve! I'm old school, ain't gonna be a boyfriend for at lest 4 more years. No dating or make up either.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 29, 2018 10:20 AM (yTnCT)

174 Does KOGER rhyme with ROGER? If so, who would want to buy their food from an old KOGER?

Posted by: [/i][/b][/s][/u]Muldoon at April 29, 2018 10:21 AM (mvenn)

175 img OMG img OMG img OMG!

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2018 10:22 AM (Ihbep)

176 I've been seeing a more concerted effort to gin up 'food insecurity' as a thing. It is becoming a standard data entry point on young children's well child doctor visits to ask "Do you ever wonder where your next meal is coming from?" I've never met a six-year-old who had the faintest idea where their next meal was coming from.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/s][/u]Muldoon at April 29, 2018 10:23 AM (mvenn)

177 I've never met a six-year-old who had the faintest idea where their next meal was coming from. Posted by: Muldoon at April 29, 2018 03:23 PM (mvenn) +++ LOL!

Posted by: washrivergal at April 29, 2018 10:24 AM (tcwn1)

178 Food deserts does not mean there is no food, it means healthier food is harder to acquire. Urban dwellers may live closer to a grocery store, but (i) they don't commonly have cars, and (deux) the stores they can get to sell crap. Less fresh produce and meat, more processed foods. Not everything is a conspiracy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2018 10:24 AM (fuK7c)

179 I've never met a six-year-old who had the faintest idea where their next meal was coming from.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 29, 2018 03:23 PM (mvenn)
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that's only because you don't know any woke kids...

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2018 10:25 AM (Ihbep)

180 Not everything is a conspiracy. I wouldn't take that bet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 10:25 AM (yQpMk)

181 you know what would really help reduce crime? Midnight Basketball!!

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at April 29, 2018 10:26 AM (KxbBq)

182 Not everything is a conspiracy. ********* That's exactly what a conspiracist would say.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/s][/u]Muldoon at April 29, 2018 10:27 AM (mvenn)

183 180. Recent events suggest you're probably onto something.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 29, 2018 10:27 AM (fM807)

184 180 Not everything is a conspiracy. I wouldn't take that bet. Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 03:25 PM (yQpMk) +++ I like this. If you believe everything is a conspiracy, it kinda makes more sense.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 29, 2018 10:27 AM (tcwn1)

185 I've been seeing a more concerted effort to gin up 'food insecurity' as a thing. It is becoming a standard data entry point on young children's well child doctor visits to ask "Do you ever wonder where your next meal is coming from?" I've never met a six-year-old who had the faintest idea where their next meal was coming from. Posted by: Muldoon at April 29, 2018 03:23 PM (mvenn) Ugh. That's not what one wants to hear. I already doubt those "food insecurity" reports, but now I will totally dump them in the BS pile. In college I didn't know what I was gonna do for meals, but it had nothing to do with food insecurity. Heck, I don't know what I'm gonna do today for my next meal. Grocery store? Drive thru? Anything in cupboards that I like? It is harder and harder not to hate these people. But despise them I do. In spades.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:28 AM (LSB34)

186 They asked my daughter that question about her next meal..... She (age 5 at the time) said, "mommy said we could go to McDonalds if I don't scream for the shots, so we might go to Taco Bell instead." Nurse could not stop laughing.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 29, 2018 10:28 AM (yTnCT)

187 I have almond trees I need to plan. Supposedly they will bear in 3 years so I'm pretty pumped at the idea of having hundreds of pounds of almonds growing in my yard. If they survive. Though almonds use a lot of water, we may be too humid for them here in Zone 8B.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 10:29 AM (yQpMk)

188 I like this. If you believe everything is a conspiracy, it kinda makes more sense. Seriously, it's what They want you to think.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 10:29 AM (yQpMk)

189 Urban dwellers may live closer to a grocery store, but (i) they don't commonly have cars, and (deux) the stores they can get to sell crap. Less fresh produce and meat, more processed foods.

Not everything is a conspiracy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2018 03:24 PM (fuK7c)
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what urban areas are you talking about that don't have cars?  even the shittiest parts of LA are covered in automobiles.

stores carry what sells, not what some idiot thinks they ought to carry.

*everything* is a conspiracy...

love your hash too.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2018 10:30 AM (Ihbep)

190 I get a White Tail deer heard through my yard very often, rare they cause damage that I notice.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2018 10:31 AM (aC6Sd)

191 >>Urban dwellers may live closer to a grocery store, but (i) they don't commonly have cars, and (deux) the stores they can get to sell crap. Less fresh produce and meat, more processed foods. Not everything is a conspiracy. Agreed. It's more about what Democrat fix was being pushed based on this "food desert" designation. Though honestly, can't recall what Michelle Obama wanted as the solution. I know this is why I am reflexively cynical when the Left discovers a problem like this.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at April 29, 2018 10:33 AM (W+vEI)

192 It was your right to do what you did. I suggest next time you ask for clarification and not jump down someone's throat. Posted by: runner at April 29, 2018 03:15 PM Runner, I wasn't jumping down your throat. I was responding to you saying the state "may" have a right to intervene if parents refuse treatment. I was trying to convey the also "may" not have the right. My bad. As an infrequent commenter, I will try to remember never to reply/comment on one your posts without asking for clarification.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 29, 2018 10:33 AM (Dhht7)

193 Banning gun emojis is part of the KAO strategy. (kill all others). Guns must be made to be abnormal and therefore only of the "others".

Posted by: Batterup at April 29, 2018 10:33 AM (txYuS)

194 what urban areas are you talking about that don't have cars? even the shittiest parts of LA are covered in automobiles. Oh, I was thinking about places like NYC.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2018 10:34 AM (fuK7c)

195 My plum tree blooms got zapped by a hard freeze Grump but I think I'm gonna have some peaches this year. Trees planted 2 to 5 years ago. It's the trees that don't get planted that take the longest to grow the gaffer would say.

Posted by: teej at April 29, 2018 10:34 AM (cneZH)

196 My daughter lives near Riverside in CA. She get a herd of wild burros thru her neighborhood three or four times a week. Beautiful creatures but they crap everywhere!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 29, 2018 10:34 AM (KTJxj)

197 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 29, 2018 03:28 PM (yTnCT) That is hilarious, and I love your daughter.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:34 AM (LSB34)

198 It's the trees that don't get planted that take the longest to grow I should have that tattooed somewhere.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 10:35 AM (yQpMk)

199 I like this. If you believe everything is a conspiracy, it kinda makes more sense.

There is no conspiracy, the cabal told me so.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at April 29, 2018 10:35 AM (IcT7t)

200 There is no conspiracy, the cabal told me so. 4 out 5 Voices agree.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 29, 2018 10:37 AM (yQpMk)

201 I should have that tattooed somewhere. . . . It would make a lovely tramp stamp.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at April 29, 2018 10:37 AM (0uRNV)

202 178 Food deserts does not mean there is no food, it means healthier food is harder to acquire. Urban dwellers may live closer to a grocery store, but (i) they don't commonly have cars, and (deux) the stores they can get to sell crap. Less fresh produce and meat, more processed foods. Not everything is a conspiracy. Posted by: Bandersnatch I'm not saying that the "food desert" theory is a "conspiracy," I'm saying that the theory simply not true -- a non-fact promoted for political reasons. What you describe may exist in some cases, but you have the cause-and-effect reversed: If some grocery stores in black neighborhoods stock less produce, it's because produce is an unpopular item, and thus wilts on the shelves, and is thus unprofitable to sell. You are positing that the cause-and-efect cycle goes like this: 1. Grocery store chain decides, for some nefarious reason, to NOT sell produce to black people --->Q.E.D. 2. Thus black people are unable to buy produce. But the real cause-and-effect goes like this: 1. Black people's shopping habits tend to not include fresh produce ---> QED 2. Therefore stores in black neighborhoods tend to offer less produce, since it won't sell quickly, and being perishable, can't stay around long on the shelves long enough to sell eventually. The diet choices drive what is offered in the stores, not the other way around.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 10:38 AM (42M22)

203 Wild burros near Riverside?  Wow.  Haven't heard that one before.  Mountain lion spotted not that far away recently here, but it was at the edge of a wild park area, so not as surprising as many of the clueless locals are finding it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 29, 2018 10:40 AM (QDnY+)

204 As a carnivorous eater, I sometimes experience a food desert while traveling. Specially in the mornings - sometimes you'll be stuck somewhere with only carbs surrounding you because it's breakfast time. It requires careful preparation, and lunch bags.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at April 29, 2018 10:40 AM (hMwEB)

205 158 My 12 year old girl has outgrown most of her old favorite shows. We just had this conversation. .... Her: my little pony got really boring. Me: they really like love and friendship. Her: you can't solve every problem with love and friendship. Me: nope, sometimes you need to swear at the problem. Her: some problems are only resolved with violence, mom. You should know this! Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 29, 2018 03:10 PM (yTnCT) ------ MLP has it's fair share violence. The movie out recently was a veritable Tarantino movie.

Posted by: MAGA at April 29, 2018 10:40 AM (lg5mK)

206 I recall that in the aftermath of the Monica revelation, Clinton sought and obtained Jackson as his 'spiritual adviser'. - If it feels good, do it theology.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 29, 2018 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

207 Not everything is a conspiracy. Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2018 03:24 PM (fuK7c) The problem is that the left is inventing bullshit terminology to present their preferred group as victims of some dire situation, absolving them of all responsibility. Really now. Do you honestly believe they are in danger of suffering from some form of nutritional disorder merely because the food is "processed"? Show your sources. There are plenty of canned veggies and soups containing veggies. The nutritional content of cooked veggies isn't all that different from fresh (fresh has a bit more of some nutrients, cooked has a bit more of others). You're buying into their scam of inventing a fake, non existent crisis. They are STILL much better off than 99% of humanity, food wise. Even if there were a crisis and they were dying in the streets from eating canned or frozen food, what would your solution be? Create a government program to spend tax $ to ship raw veggies into the inner cities?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 10:41 AM (/qEW2)

208 2. Therefore stores in black neighborhoods tend to offer less produce, since it won't sell quickly, and being perishable, can't stay around long on the shelves long enough to sell eventually. Or, they can keep fresh produce on the shelves, let it rot due to lack of sales, and pump the price up on all of the other food in the store to make up the loss. People with cars in the area go to the next store over that doesn't do that, and store in food desert has to raise prices to cover lack of sales, more people go to a store farther out, and so on

Posted by: Bruce at April 29, 2018 10:42 AM (8ikIW)

209 Wait, so even in 2018 the sheriffs in England are still rotten scroundrels? - The Sheriff of Naziham.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 29, 2018 10:42 AM (+y/Ru)

210 MLP has it's fair share violence. The movie out recently was a veritable Tarantino movie. Posted by: MAGA at April 29, 2018 03:40 PM (lg5mK) You mean... no horseshoes? Bare hooves? Kinky.

Posted by: Mr. Ed at April 29, 2018 10:43 AM (/qEW2)

211 Cut the Cabal!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2018 10:43 AM (IqV8l)

212 My Little Parthian Shot Pony. I suppose that's better than Procopius brand Byzantine Empress Barbie, sold with swan

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 10:44 AM (2YNem)

213 I've been seeing a more concerted effort to gin up 'food insecurity' as a thing. It is becoming a standard data entry point on young children's well child doctor visits to ask "Do you ever wonder where your next meal is coming from?" **** Last year there was a free program sponsored by iirc Feeding America. Kids receiving free or reduced lunch were given backpacks of food. Well, first some of my students said they didn't want them - "my parents feed me" - so I told them they didn't have to go. Then the custodians started finding food in the garbage. They threw out everything but the cereal, fruit roll-ups, and breakfast bars. We're talking canned meat, veggies, etc. Something similar happened at the "feeding station" in the summer and the churches that ordered easy-to-make nutritious meals. Awfully finicky for starving folks!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 29, 2018 10:44 AM (/+bwe)

214 What you describe may exist in some cases, but you have the cause-and-effect reversed: No, I don't. Also I would never say this: . Black people's shopping habits tend to not include fresh produce ---> QED I said "urban" on purpose. There are plenty of black patrons of my local Whole Foods. Your urban grocery stores have limited shelf space. Real estate is pricey. In most bad neighborhoods there aren't even grocery stores as we'd recognize them, just bodegas. So, it's not a one-way cause and effect in either direction. Do ghetto people have bad food habits? Yes. Is it partly because that's all they're exposed to? Also yes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2018 10:44 AM (fuK7c)

215 Even if there were a crisis and they were dying in the streets from eating canned or frozen food, what would your solution be? Create a government program to spend tax $ to ship raw veggies into the inner cities? Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear I know someone who works in a Food Bank in Oakland, where they hand out free food to all comers. Each box contains basic "staples" (rice, beans, etc.) as well as some "processed foods" (canned soup, mac 'n' cheese, bread etc.) as well as plenty of fresh produce. Guess what happens? As they walk away from the Food Bank, the recipients simply reach into the box and discard onto the sidewalk, most of the fresh produce. I've been there after a giveaway -- the area immediately around the church looks like a garbage dump of discarded vegetables. THis fact greatly distresses the white lefties working at the food bank, but they can't figure out a way to make the recipients want the fresh veggies. They can't even give vegetables away.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 10:46 AM (42M22)

216 204 As a carnivorous eater, I sometimes experience a food desert while traveling. Specially in the mornings - sometimes you'll be stuck somewhere with only carbs surrounding you because it's breakfast time. It requires careful preparation, and lunch bags. Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at April 29, 2018 03:40 PM (hMwEB) ---------------------- It's like Deja Vu!

Posted by: Blake at April 29, 2018 10:47 AM (WEBkv)

217 It's like Deja Vu! Posted by: Blake at April 29, 2018 03:47 PM (WEBkv) *shifty eyes*

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at April 29, 2018 10:48 AM (hMwEB)

218 Even if there is no fresh produce, some of the foods are healthier than others. The canned salmon, tuna, green beans, tomatoes, corn, etc. But no. They opt for the ho-hos, ding dongs, chips and salsa, and frozen pizza. If they weigh 300 lbs. they are mostly responsible for that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 10:49 AM (/qEW2)

219 i was in a food desert once: got invited to a dinner celebration of an Army buddy's wedding.

since he married an ethnic Chinese from Indonesia, it was held at a Chinese restaurant in Monterrey Park...

a Chinese *seafood* restaurant.

sat there for 2-3 hours, and never saw a single thing to eat.

it was horrible...

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2018 10:50 AM (Ihbep)

220 THis fact greatly distresses the white lefties working at the food bank, but they can't figure out a way to make the recipients want the fresh veggies. They can't even give vegetables away. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 03:46 PM (42M22) --------------------- "None are so blind as those who will not see."

Posted by: Blake at April 29, 2018 10:51 AM (WEBkv)

221 so Cleveland advances.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 10:52 AM (2YNem)

222 Just when I thought the left was winning the war against poverty for their constituency by addressing the horror of food deserts, some horse-faced fetishist, after spending an afternoon feltching his mistress mule, comes up with Mayochup to set civilization back a score of generations.

Fuck you, Heinz-Kerry!

Posted by: Fritz at April 29, 2018 10:53 AM (J7XgW)

223 But no. They opt for the ho-hos, ding dongs, Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2018 03:49 PM (/qEW2) When Tastykakes are, clearly, so much better. How could anyone go for ho-hos instead of Tastykakes? That's just crazy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2018 10:54 AM (8gDQu)

224 219 i was in a food desert once: got invited to a dinner celebration of an Army buddy's wedding. since he married an ethnic Chinese from Indonesia, it was held at a Chinese restaurant in Monterrey Park... a Chinese *seafood* restaurant. sat there for 2-3 hours, and never saw a single thing to eat. it was horrible... Posted by: redc1c4 at April 29, 2018 03:50 PM (Ihbep) ++ How strange. I have never had this experience. It has always been being stuffed to the gills attending weddings, parties, and other get-togethers hosted by Asian friends or co-workers.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 29, 2018 10:54 AM (tcwn1)

225 219. It can be tricky, dining with East Asians. Long experience has taught me the wisdom of Prufrock, 'Do not ask what is it.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 29, 2018 10:54 AM (fA1SL)

226 Now ... ring-dings are pretty excellent. Nothing wrong with stuffing your face with ring-dings.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2018 10:55 AM (8gDQu)

227 Given the choice between a ding dong and a Brussels sprout I'm down with the brothers.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2018 10:55 AM (/tuJf)

228 zombie, the food bank I've volunteered at in Denver is focused on providing healthy food AND teaching recipients food management and healthy food prep (i.e. how to make a bag of rice and a bag of beans into many meals when paired with fresh foods). They see their mission as treating the overall problem of poor decisions in addressing food management, nutrition, as well as providing food. It is sad that free food is just dumped like that. I suppose it proves that people do not value something free. I recall people were upset when Trump suggested replacing food stamps with food.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at April 29, 2018 10:56 AM (W+vEI)

229 THis fact greatly distresses the white lefties working at the food bank, but they can't figure out a way to make the recipients want the fresh veggies. They can't even give vegetables away. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 03:46 PM (42M22) Were these adults never kids? The only way I ate veges was bcz my parents sat there and made me. In what universe would most kids take home veges? Unbelievable. The stupid burns.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:57 AM (LSB34)

230 Nood - grub

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 29, 2018 10:57 AM (fA1SL)

231 THis fact greatly distresses the white lefties working at the food bank, but they can't figure out a way to make the recipients want the fresh veggies. They can't even give vegetables away. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2018 03:46 PM (42M22) The Capuchin monks who run the soup kitchen in Detroit created a program that teaches people how to garden on abandoned lots in the area. They and a couple of schools have after school and summer cooking programs. Strangely enough, if you make voluntary programs with no other reward but learning to garden and/or cook, they tend to work!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 29, 2018 10:57 AM (/+bwe)

232 230 Stepping on my toes you are

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2018 10:58 AM (aC6Sd)

233 It is sad that free food is just dumped like that. I suppose it proves that people do not value something free I wonder if someone ever wrote a book about that. maybe if it was wrapped into a story about fighting ugly alien bugs in power suits, because those are awesome

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 10:58 AM (2YNem)

234 "You and Berserker are definitely outliers." Posted by: teej, chopped liver at April 29, 2018 03:15 PM (cneZH) I expected to see the nick - Amy Schumer. Made me laugh, teej.

Posted by: tbodie [/s][/b][/i][/u] at April 29, 2018 10:58 AM (yavIa)

235 The caravan is here

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2018 10:58 AM (IqV8l)

236 "THis fact greatly distresses the white lefties working at the food bank, but they can't figure out a way to make the recipients want the fresh veggies. They can't even give vegetables away. Posted by: zombie"

 A govt. agency would solve that problem. 

Posted by: Ripley at April 29, 2018 10:59 AM (MxEKc)

237 I love the story on Drudge about all the forgeries at the French museum. Over half the collection are forged! So ... up to now, people have walked through the museuma nd oohed and aahed at the beautiful paintings ... but now they realize that they were mistaken. Those oohs and aahs were hacked! Funny part of the article: An art historian raised the alarm after noticing that paintings attributed to Etienne Terrus showed buildings that were only constructed after the artist's death in 1922. LOL. Not quite the expert forger, there ... The good part is that people can now pick up "museum-quality" (pre-201 pieces for almost nothing!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2018 10:59 AM (8gDQu)

238 How could anyone go for ho-hos instead of Tastykakes? That's just crazy. I thought Tastykakes were a regional Philadelphia thing, making most of the world a Tastykake desert.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2018 10:59 AM (fuK7c)

239 @62 On that subject, how dare the Japanese have a bullet train. ((I snark that without knowing if the SJW actually did get them to change it) ------------------------ As long as it doesn't impact sales in foreign countries (mostly video games - and frequently not even then), the Japanese couldn't care less what the SJWs think.

Posted by: junior at April 29, 2018 10:59 AM (IA/X4)

240 Given the choice between a ding dong and a Brussels sprout I'm down with the brothers. Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2018 03:55 PM (/tuJf) Welcome back! Hope you had a nice vacay. Did not see you check in at all...which was smart of you...but a bummer for us. I needin' some explainin' on some things. Though now I cannot remember what...most likely FBI/DOJ.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 29, 2018 10:59 AM (LSB34)

241 sat there for 2-3 hours, and never saw a single thing to eat. " That was the bait...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 29, 2018 11:01 AM (7LY+6)

242 there were some famous Shakespearean forgeries. some quite good: Vortigern was one.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 11:01 AM (2YNem)

243 >>Welcome back! Hope you had a nice vacay. Did not see you check in at all...which was smart of you...but a bummer for us. I needin' some explainin' on some things. Though now I cannot remember what...most likely FBI/DOJ. Thanks and no I didn't check in. I was too busy vacationing and I need to catch up myself. From what I've read so far today and it appears that the rats are getting noisy as the trap is closing. Should be an interesting week.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2018 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

244 I thought Tastykakes were a regional Philadelphia thing, making most of the world a Tastykake desert. Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 29, 2018 03:59 PM (fuK7c) I don't want to live in a world where Tastykakes aren't available on every store shelf.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2018 11:02 AM (8gDQu)

245 The issue isn't that everything's not a conspiracy. That's obvious, and under-stated. What bankrupts societies (or impoverishes them) and does all kinds of damage - vs. helping things - is the imbecilic moral narcissism that fantasizes many "problems" as "soluble". But it's an irresistible hobby for a segment of prosperous societies.

Posted by: rhomboid, now with Dragon Energy at April 29, 2018 11:02 AM (QDnY+)

246 >>I thought Tastykakes were a regional Philadelphia thing, making most of the world a Tastykake desert. They finally got Tastykakes in CO about 5 years ago. YUM!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at April 29, 2018 11:03 AM (W+vEI)

247 What bankrupts societies (or impoverishes them) and does all kinds of damage - vs. helping things - is the imbecilic moral narcissism that fantasizes many "problems" as "soluble". Whenever someone says, "XXXX will never happen again" you know they're either emotionally traumatized beyond reason or just retarded. But it's an irresistible hobby for a segment of prosperous societies. Posted by: rhomboid, now with Dragon Energy at April 29, 2018 04:02 PM (QDnY+) A lot of times they just like toying with the little people.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2018 11:05 AM (8gDQu)

248 he who controls the Tastykakes controls the universe.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 11:08 AM (2YNem)

249 I know it approaches the impossible to assess such things with enough perspective to make sound calls, but is it possible we've entered a qualitatively new era of stupid, unwittingly self-parodying "progressivism"? Thinking specifically of things like the mayor of London, with his ludicrous statement about free speech - it's as darkly laughable as the clumsy lies of the Kremlin (esp. during Soviet days, when they were more audacious and less skilled), or some unhinged truculent rant from the Iranian defense ministry. Or the description-defying award to CNN at the nerd prom for its "work" promoting a facially ridiculous bit of fiction paid for by Hillary, possibly also Russian oligarchs, and misused by what will be the group of highest-ranking intel and LE officials ever convicted of crimes in US history. I vote for qualitatively new era.

Posted by: rhomboid, now with Dragon Energy at April 29, 2018 11:08 AM (QDnY+)

250
I agree that Jackson thinks its so easy to open and operate a grocery he should open a bunch in these neighborhoods and become a zillionaire.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 29, 2018 11:10 AM (r+sAi)

251 James Harden is doin' a Lilburn Boggs on the Jazz in Toyota Center

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 11:10 AM (2YNem)

252 I wonder if the WH recognizes the peril in its supine response to the lynching of Adm. Jackson. It resembles the lynchings of Wolfowitz and Bolton under Dubya - just far cruder and more audacious. Trash-talking in response is no response at all. Surrendering at the first shot - by having the nomination killed, without any fight whatsoever - is a sort of shocking thing from this administration. When, as likely come next January, the WH has a bigger Senate majority with which to work on confirmations, the Dems will still have this magic veto. Sad!

Posted by: rhomboid, now with Dragon Energy at April 29, 2018 11:17 AM (QDnY+)

253 Who's this Michelle Wolf scrunt that the media is all jizzing over because she supposedly "DESTROYED!" Trump at their stupid media circle jerk even?

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2018 11:17 AM (cAnNx)

254 Michelle Wolf kicked a good zinger against Congress and maybe Roy Moore (for all that he matters anymore ) but most of her stuff was just crude, dishonest, and unfunny.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 11:21 AM (2YNem)

255 Drudge didn't like Wolf's act either. overall Trump's message is looking better. Senator Testis is looking like he's about to get emasculated.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 11:22 AM (2YNem)

256 Harden deserves MVP, although this team would still have made the playoff without him. maybe at 6th seed.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2018 11:24 AM (2YNem)

257 So can we make Canada build a wall?

Posted by: torabora at April 29, 2018 11:35 AM (EIgvX)

258 "Sieg Heil" by raising its paw. If anti-Semitism is a crime in England, then the terrorists have won. Hold it- no, they've lost! Situational jurisprudence is so confusing.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2018 11:36 AM (c/EDo)

259 Heck, check out the Twilight vs. Tirek fight for My Little Pony violence. That fight is pretty much straight out of Dragonball Z. Of course, in the end, the fight gets to a stalemate, and the bad guy is defeated by Friendship. But only if by that you mean that friendship is used to power some super-duper magic artifact that allows the characters to forcibly strip Tirek of all his powers and imprison him in Tartarus, wherein the apparently immortal monster has already spent at least a thousand years. Just because you use pretty colors and 'the power of friendship' doesn't mean you're not solving your problems with violence

Posted by: Sines at April 29, 2018 11:40 AM (5BxwJ)

260 Tester is an asshole, according to my MT legislature friends. Partisan, backstabber to the core.

Posted by: free tibet at April 29, 2018 03:42 PM (4o5yi)

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