November 14, 2016

Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]
— Open Blogger

Sunrise Claude Lorrain.jpg

Sunrise
Claude Lorrain

While it is technically impressive*, There is nothing in this painting that makes me want to grunt and point. It's pleasant to look at, but does nothing for me emotionally or even intellectually, other than evoke respect for the artist's effort.

*Just drawing a perfect circle is impressive to me, so this might not be saying much...

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1 Pretty.

Posted by: HH at November 14, 2016 04:47 AM (DrCtv)

2 Nicely detailed with that slightly mystical look at nature. The human figures are so small and insignificant that they could be removed without changing the overall effect of the painting.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Salutes the Reign of the Golden Scalp Weasel! All Stock 20% Off! at November 14, 2016 04:49 AM (hLRSq)

3 nd

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 14, 2016 04:49 AM (89T5c)

4 Pastoral proficient painting process?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 14, 2016 04:49 AM (C+ORN)

5 calling corgis.....

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 14, 2016 04:49 AM (89T5c)

6 Livestock. Lots of livestock. /crosses scene off list of optimal fishing holes

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at November 14, 2016 04:50 AM (9krrF)

7 My reaction to this painting will be another of my random haiku:

The manor's sunset
Lord and lady on a horse
On the left, Hodor?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 14, 2016 04:50 AM (sp6+W)

8 What are those animals in the back? They look like miniature donkeys.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 04:50 AM (/tuJf)

9 Sniper in the left-hand tree in the center background.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 04:50 AM (WlGX+)

10 I See You All There Behind That Tree- a limerick So you think you can just run and hide? Well, no matter how hard you tried I see you Mr. Witty Right next to the kitty With the sniper as well, right beside!

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 04:50 AM (wPiJc)

11 I wonder what is the significance of the chick in the ball gown riding side-saddle. Most ranch hands probably don't bring dates along.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 04:51 AM (uHcnA)

12 Uff Da !

Posted by: the deplorable sock_rat_eez, stay calm and carry on[/i][/s][/u][/b] at November 14, 2016 04:52 AM (VmIEt)

13 That cow on the right needs to pull its head out of its grass.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 04:52 AM (wPiJc)

14 The Supermoon was stunning last night. Hopefully everyone took a peak outside last night or early this morning. We were driving at night, and it was so close and so large, and so beautiful. An experience to remember. We saw people out with tripods taking pictures. I wish I had done so. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap161114.html 'Supermoon' Science: NASA Explains the Closest Full Moon Until 2034 http://www.space.com/34714-supermoon-science-nasa-explains-closest-full-moon.html

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 14, 2016 04:52 AM (qCMvj)

15 And yet so appropriate......

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 14, 2016 04:52 AM (7ZVPa)

16 The Supermoon was stunning last night. Yes, and glad we had clear skies last night!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 04:53 AM (WlGX+)

17 Found the naked guy pointing to his butt!

Posted by: t-bird at November 14, 2016 04:53 AM (2z74n)

18 Thanks for another sunrise pick!


Remember last year when all we got were dark twilight/dusk painting?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at November 14, 2016 04:53 AM (NOIQH)

19 17 Found the naked guy pointing to his butt! Posted by: t-bird at November 14, 2016 09:53 AM (2z74n) Is that Robby Mook?

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 14, 2016 04:54 AM (0mRoj)

20 Colors are sort of drab, but that could be the impact of the photograph.  Not much of a subject either.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at November 14, 2016 04:54 AM (mpXpK)

21 It seems to me that if this were sunrise, more color would be down on the horizon rather than way up in the blue sky.  It doesn't look sunrise-y to me.

Posted by: grammie winger - Red, White and Cubbie Blue at November 14, 2016 04:54 AM (dFi94)

22 >>The Supermoon was stunning last night It was beautiful. I live in pretty dark area and it lit up my yard.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 04:55 AM (/tuJf)

23 I guess there's no use in recallin' CBD's rhymes were just too appalin' So Muldoon won with ease But her wrath to appease-- His muse went bayonetting the fallen!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at November 14, 2016 04:55 AM (9krrF)

24 Yes, gorgeous supermoon! The last one (maybe 6 weeks ago?) was blocked by clouds for us, so were were happy to see it.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at November 14, 2016 04:55 AM (NOIQH)

25 Looks like ruins or a castle in the background. Probably a farm or something, but who else is pretending that it's some post-apocalyptic world (like in Logan's Run)? Just me? It's probably just me. Probably because by "Logan's Run" I really mean "Starriors." Man, Starriors. I haven't though about Starriors for at least a day and a half.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 14, 2016 04:55 AM (u0s1P)

26 The landscape is nice enough and certainly is typical for the Baroque period. The people seem superfluous. As you said, it's pleasant but not much more. I looked up his Wiki page. He did a number of seaport paintings that are much more appealing, at least to me. And I think they better show the artist's talent.

Posted by: JTB at November 14, 2016 04:55 AM (V+03K)

27 I saw the super moon this morning when I took my husband to the airport. Didn't we just used to call those harvest moons? Unrelated, but this is also the time of year when we mark our distances by the number of dead animals we pass on the road. Today it was two deer, a fox, and a squirrel.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 04:55 AM (uHcnA)

28 ALBERT BEERSTAT?

Posted by: AL SHARPTON at November 14, 2016 04:56 AM (OkKDg)

29 We saw sunrise over the Grand Canyon two weeks ago...
*sigh*


Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at November 14, 2016 04:56 AM (NOIQH)

30 People are tiny or mule is huge (very, very long).

Posted by: Ok at November 14, 2016 04:56 AM (8cftc)

31 Colors are sort of drab, but that could be the impact of the photograph. Not much of a subject either. The age of the painting can have an effect, too. Paint fades and artwork just plan gets dirty. No idea if that applies here, though, but IIRC one art thread a while back had a decent discussion of that kind of thing.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 14, 2016 04:57 AM (u0s1P)

32 Lucky you, Lizzy. I'll bet it was magnificent.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 04:57 AM (uHcnA)

33 You know what I've realized the past few days? We need a whole lot of Dean Wormers to become deans on college campuses. https://youtu.be/hostgKc7qV4

Posted by: Independent George (or the commenter formerly known as Serenity Now!) at November 14, 2016 04:57 AM (ZYkA4)

34 See, I like this sort of painting. It is beautiful and you can decorate a whole house around it.

Posted by: ALH at November 14, 2016 04:57 AM (uLuPn)

35 >>pretending that it's some post-apocalyptic world >> (like in Logan's Run)? Soros. But without the cast of cute girls.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (TppKb)

36 >>>Most ranch hands probably don't bring dates along. Not to Brokeback Mountain.

Posted by: Robby Mook at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (OkKDg)

37 Reposted from last thread because it's pretty important. If the health care industry destroys the country over the next four years, *nothing* Trump accomplishes are going to matter.

536 Tickerguy wants to remind everyone that health insurance prices are not the real problem but price fixing across the health care industry, and those will destroy the country during this presidential term if not addressed. Trump apparently lightly touched on this but the transition team appears to have forgotten.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zo9m8es

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 09:36 AM (3Liv/)


Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (3Liv/)

38 Not to crap on the art & moon appreciation, but I had a breakthrough in my magic mirror project last night. The motion detection is now working! Now when you walk up to it, it comes to life and displays the information. When you walk away, it shuts off after a minute. Now I just need to do some cleanup tasks. Mostly routing wires in a sensible way. I will have to cut & solder in a longer cord for main power. But that shouldn't be too hard. Next up... figuring out how to get the thing to Florida without breaking it.

Posted by: Semper Why at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (bD388)

39 The Supermoon was stunning last night. Hopefully everyone took a peak outside last night or early this morning.
=======================================


I didn't see it last night, but someone posted it on Facebook this morning.  It had "Cubs, World Series Champions" written across it.  I'm not sure if it was photoshopped or actually appeared like that.

Posted by: grammie winger - Red, White and Cubbie Blue at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (dFi94)

40 See, I like this sort of painting. It is beautiful and you can decorate a whole house around it. Really ties a room together...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (9krrF)

41 >>I saw the super moon this morning when I took my husband to the airport. Didn't we just used to call those harvest moons? No. Harvest moons happen every year. This is a once in a multi-decade even where the moon actually is closer to the earth.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (/tuJf)

42 i>We need a whole lot of Dean Wormers S I Hayakawa.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 04:58 AM (TppKb)

43 https://tinyurl.com/gr9eyz6 John Oliver losing what little mind he had

Posted by: Evilpens at November 14, 2016 04:59 AM (y3aQB)

44 There's many a slip, 'Twixt Hop and Hip.

Posted by: AL SHARPTON at November 14, 2016 04:59 AM (OkKDg)

45 Not to crap on the art & moon appreciation, but I had a breakthrough in my magic mirror project last night. The motion detection is now working! Now when you walk up to it, it comes to life and displays the information. When you walk away, it shuts off after a minute. Sweet! I've been thinking of making one myself--do you have anyplace you can post how you set yours up?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at November 14, 2016 04:59 AM (9krrF)

46 Next up... figuring out how to get the thing to Florida without breaking it. Posted by: Semper Why at November 14, 2016 09:58 AM (bD38 ------------ I remember you posting that picture of it a little while ago. It was amazing. Good for you.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 04:59 AM (uHcnA)

47 Brother Cavil, this would be lovely in a dining room, and encourage civilized discourse. Great for the digestion.

Posted by: ALH at November 14, 2016 05:00 AM (uLuPn)

48 I didn't see it last night, but someone posted it on Facebook this morning. It had "Cubs, World Series Champions" written across it. I'm not sure if it was photoshopped or actually appeared like that. Posted by: grammie winger - Red, White and Cubbie Blue at November 14, 2016 09:58 AM (dFi94) heh, you always make us laugh with glee

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 14, 2016 05:00 AM (qCMvj)

49 Tickerguy wants to remind everyone that health insurance prices are not the real problem but price fixing across the health care industry, and those will destroy the country during this presidential term if not addressed. Trump apparently lightly touched on this but the transition team appears to have forgotten. IIRC letting companies sell insurance across state lines was actually brought up in one of Trump's speeches or statements or press releases. Even if it's just lip service, at least it's the right lip service. My favorite thing, though, is the press release about building the Wall and making Mexico pay for it via remittances. Man, oh man, it's like he was being honest or something.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 14, 2016 05:00 AM (u0s1P)

50 I once sat in front of my keyboard My poetic ennui making me bored My meter and rhyme Were fat sad wastes of time In the face of the beat poetry horde. Or something.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at November 14, 2016 05:00 AM (Iy6JT)

51 We saw sunrise over the Grand Canyon two weeks ago... *sigh* Posted by: Lizzy I'm looking at a tequila sunrise right now. *hic*

Posted by: Hillary at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (89T5c)

52 No. Harvest moons happen every year. This is a once in a multi-decade even where the moon actually is closer to the earth. Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 09:58 AM (/tuJf) ------------------- Wait, haven't we been having those all year? I keep hearing about it, anyway. I thought that "super moon" was a newly-coined thing.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (uHcnA)

53 No. Harvest moons happen every year. This is a once in a multi-decade even where the moon actually is closer to the earth. Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 09:58 AM (/tuJf) Like the ocean it was truly mesmerizing. I couldn't look away.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (qCMvj)

54 >>Lucky you, Lizzy. I'll bet it was magnificent.


The morning light/shadows across the canyon for the first few hours of daylight was incredible!  My son, who was "meh" about going, said as soon as we reached the rim, "This...Is...MAJOR!" 

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (NOIQH)

55 It was pretty cloudy last night so I didn't get a good view of the Supermoon but when it did peek through the clouds it was lovely.

Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (mf5HN)

56 Over on the left was a lonely goatherd Ladee odel ladee odel lay hee hoo.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (wPiJc)

57 About the NYT wanting to interview Voter-mom- they think they don't know any trump voters (or at least any that can read) so have to look for strangers? I'd also bet money the article will have a 'hey guys! A few Trump voters sometimes read books, just like regular humans' vibe.

Posted by: LASue at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (wgFcF)

58 Nothing wrong with perfectly competent second-rate art. I listen to a lot of classical music and derive more pleasure out of less heralded, but more tuneful composers like Stanford, Parry, Taneyev and Arensky than modern "greats" like Boulez and Rihm.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (BWL+E)

59 Mortar position between small rise and ridge line, center left.

Posted by: SGT Beefy at November 14, 2016 05:01 AM (Re/7S)

60 >>We saw sunrise over the Grand Canyon two weeks ago... I once hiked halfway down the Canyon at sunrise. Scary as shit but gorgeous.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 05:02 AM (/tuJf)

61 That's not Lorrain! It's Alsace!

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at November 14, 2016 05:02 AM (H5rtT)

62 Rabble rabble Caspar David Friedrich rabble.

Posted by: Sporkatus at November 14, 2016 05:02 AM (eXSOZ)

63 Not bad, but I prefer the sunrise paintings of Thomas cole or others in the Hudson River School. Hers is one example: http://tinyurl.com/jrndvdt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 05:03 AM (tOcW/)

64 Not to crap on the art & moon appreciation, but I had a breakthrough in my magic mirror project last night. The motion detection is now working! Now when you walk up to it, it comes to life and displays the information. When you walk away, it shuts off after a minute. Now I just need to do some cleanup tasks. Mostly routing wires in a sensible way. I will have to cut & solder in a longer cord for main power. But that shouldn't be too hard. Next up... figuring out how to get the thing to Florida without breaking it. Posted by: Semper Why at November 14, 2016 09:58 AM (bD38 That's absolutely amazing! The Horde is full of talented people. In other news, I can't tie my shoes.

Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 05:03 AM (mf5HN)

65 "John Oliver losing what little mind he had" Penis envy.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 14, 2016 05:03 AM (97XyN)

66 Too easy

Posted by: The Sniper at November 14, 2016 05:04 AM (0LQ4f)

67 In other news, I can't tie my shoes. Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 10:03 AM (mf5HN) ----- Judging by the election night pics..... you cant see your shoes.... ;-)

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 05:04 AM (8XRCm)

68 68 In other news, I can't tie my shoes. Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 10:03 AM (mf5HN) ----- Judging by the election night pics..... you cant see your shoes.... ;-) --------------- I'm sorry, did I miss something?

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 05:05 AM (/CIN4)

69 I WONDER IF ANYBODY IS FUCKING IN THE CASTLE IN THE BACKGROUND.

Posted by: R. DUKE at November 14, 2016 05:05 AM (ONH2e)

70 Sunday morning there were some beautiful striated pink/grey clouds in the sky. That to be was what made a sunrise glorious. I think God-who is the best artist ever.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 05:05 AM (tOcW/)

71 I'm looking at a tequila sunrise right now. *hic* Posted by: Hillary at November 14, 2016 10:01 AM (89T5c) The post over at the Washtington Free Beacon Hillary Clinton in the Wilderness seems so appropriate right now. http://freebeacon.com/blog/hillary-clinton-wilderness/ In a hushed clearing far from Chappaqua, the Earth was alive with movement. A caterpillar inched with single-minded, halting determination up a tree, falling clumsily backward, advancing, falling again. A large bird drifted in a long arc overhead, a black silhouette with wings fully taut, quivering from the same buffets of wind that were shaking the trees, causing them to gently moan, well below. The carpet of leaves--yellow like a wet rain slicker, so thick you waded when you walked--crackled with hidden activity imperceptible to those trudging past. The traveler had to sit, quiet her mind, and listen. The leaves dampened the bottom of her trousers, but they made for a comfortable throne. A grander throne than any made by man, she thought. Hillary Rodham opened her eyes with contented slowness in the quiet place. She was lying on her back with leaves good-naturedly pricking at her cheeks, catching in her hair. This was the clearing she had discovered and staked as hers after hours passing through identical clearings. She had claimed it because of the rock ledge. oh it goes on poetic in its own way since we are all over nature, poetry and art today

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 14, 2016 05:05 AM (qCMvj)

72 I WONDER IF ANYBODY IS FUCKING IN THE CASTLE IN THE BACKGROUND. Posted by: R. DUKE at November 14, 2016 10:05 AM (ONH2e) ---- Well..... how do you think Lancelot got his name??

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 05:05 AM (8XRCm)

73 Unrelated, but this is also the time of year when we mark our distances by the number of dead animals we pass on the road. Today it was two deer, a fox, and a squirrel. Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 09:55 AM (uHcnA) Around these parts we call that dinner.

Posted by: moon over vermont at November 14, 2016 05:06 AM (kUmUV)

74 IIRC letting companies sell insurance across state lines was actually brought up in one of Trump's speeches or statements or press releases. Even if it's just lip service, at least it's the right lip service.
---
Insurance isn't the problem. Except that it hides the cost of health care from the consumer. You can remove the individual mandate and drop insurance rates through the floor for those who pay for it, but you still will blow the federal budget out of the water because the underlying health care cost is growing at unsustainable exponential rates.

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 05:08 AM (3Liv/)

75 I WONDER IF ANYBODY IS FUCKING IN THE CASTLE IN THE BACKGROUND. ------------------- there is always someone doing the dirty deed

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 05:08 AM (/CIN4)

76 Unrelated, but this is also the time of year when we mark our distances by the number of dead animals we pass on the road. Today it was two deer, a fox, and a squirrel. Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 09:55 AM (uHcnA) Brunch!

Posted by: West Virginia crew at November 14, 2016 05:08 AM (89T5c)

77 Still beautiful, compared to most of the drek out there today.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 14, 2016 05:08 AM (iSh8b)

78 Sniper in the tower on the horizon.

Posted by: Joe Mama at November 14, 2016 05:08 AM (lERYu)

79 If Bruce Jenner doesn't cut off his penis this year, I'm going to be pissed.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 14, 2016 05:09 AM (dtWKK)

80 Hey, CBD, how about The Crack Shot, or, The Rifle Range by James Tissot for our pistol-packin' 'ettes, someday?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2016 05:09 AM (X6fMO)

81 So I'm gathering I should have scraped up the roadkill and invited the Horde for dinner. I'll be going out again later and will see what I can do.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 05:09 AM (uHcnA)

82 The Supermoon was stunning last night You're welcome!

Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at November 14, 2016 05:10 AM (X6fMO)

83 >>Sunday morning there were some beautiful striated pink/grey clouds in the sky. That to be was what made a sunrise glorious. I think God-who is the best artist ever.


Fenolon - On our road trip, while driving south through New Mexico's Hidalgo county we saw a sunset that was so perfect: dark mountains, with the sun peeking out and these huge, visible beams of sunlight breaking through the clouds. If I had seen a photo of it I would swear it was photoshopped.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at November 14, 2016 05:10 AM (NOIQH)

84 Ha. Check out this story at Zero Hedge. Look a the second video. Some ZH reader took a video as he passed a fleet of buses in Chicago that brought in the protesters. A good number of them are from Wisconsin. Everything the left does is a staged lie. http://tinyurl.com/jqqhtu8

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 05:10 AM (/tuJf)

85 Too dark. it makes me moody. Its all about the feelz with me. I'm evolved, except for that manscaping thing. NO. Morning gang o' deplorables. Hey, now that the witch is dead are we still deplorable?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'it all tastes like chicken' at November 14, 2016 05:10 AM (v9gSJ)

86 You know what's amazing?

It's been six days since the election, and I still haven't woken up.

I'm beginning to think I may not be dreaming after all...

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 14, 2016 05:11 AM (WuRdh)

87 bluebell, make sure to use a clean, square-point shovel.
We have standards, you know.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at November 14, 2016 05:11 AM (H5rtT)

88 I'm sorry, did I miss something? Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 10:05 AM (/CIN4) She (and some of the other 'ettes) did some celebratory photography.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 14, 2016 05:11 AM (8nWyX)

89 You can remove the individual mandate and drop insurance rates through the floor for those who pay for it, but you still will blow the federal budget out of the water because the underlying health care cost is growing at unsustainable exponential rates. ****** In addition, the big influx of subsidy dollars and premiums from those who bought insurance because of the mandate created an artificial sense of increased demand. Hospitals and medical groups have been only too happy to accommodate this false demand. Single example: Amer College of OB/Gyn (ACOG) has vastly expanded its list of indications for a pregnant woman to have a fetal echocardiogram. Probably close to a ten-fold increase in the number of those procedures in the last 3-5 years.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:12 AM (wPiJc)

90 Judging by the election night pics..... you cant see your shoes.... ;-) Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 10:04 AM (8XRCm) That is a fair point.

Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 05:12 AM (mf5HN)

91 In the Age of Trump, the Art should be greater

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 14, 2016 05:12 AM (h/uSM)

92 I listen to a lot of classical music and derive more pleasure out of less heralded, but more tuneful composers like Stanford, Parry, Taneyev and Arensky than modern "greats" like Boulez and Rihm. Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at November 14, 2016 10:01 AM (BWL+E) Kodos, if you like Stanford and Parry, I think you would love Granville Bantock.

Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at November 14, 2016 05:12 AM (X6fMO)

93 89 I'm sorry, did I miss something? Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 10:05 AM (/CIN4) She (and some of the other 'ettes) did some celebratory photography. Posted by: hogmartin at November 14, 2016 10:11 AM (8nWyX) ----------------- Oh really? Guess I'm going hunting then....

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 05:12 AM (/CIN4)

94 No minorities. Racist.

Posted by: Wanda Dykes Bood at November 14, 2016 05:12 AM (gwG9s)

95 Whoops. Off, anal sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2016 05:12 AM (X6fMO)

96 Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 10:10 AM (/tuJf) Probably why Obama and Hillary were wearing matching purple, It's the SEIU union colors. They were signaling to the troops.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 05:13 AM (tOcW/)

97 The Edible Roadkill Index is an important economic indicator. Our monitors report that concentration of ER density has declined nationwide. As usual Louisiana carries the lowest density.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at November 14, 2016 05:13 AM (wwv2F)

98 Rush had some interesting conversation on Friday regarding Obama's approval ratings, as in, if the media missed polling so bad for the election, perhaps they are missing the JEF's correct approval ratings.

Posted by: ALH at November 14, 2016 05:14 AM (uLuPn)

99 Our bellies are full and the highways are clean.

Posted by: West Virginia crew at November 14, 2016 05:15 AM (89T5c)

100 Anal Socks.

Posted by: Anal Socks at November 14, 2016 05:15 AM (97XyN)

101 https://tinyurl.com/jamzrxr Yes, Trump will have broad power to crack down on immigration

Posted by: Evilpens at November 14, 2016 05:16 AM (y3aQB)

102 And just for the record, we haven't been fracking in Italy or New Zealand.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at November 14, 2016 05:16 AM (wwv2F)

103 41 See, I like this sort of painting. It is beautiful and you can decorate a whole house around it. Really ties a room together... -- piss on that

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 14, 2016 05:16 AM (h/uSM)

104 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2016 10:09 AM (X6fMO)

You realize what came up when I Binged, "The Crack Shot?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2016 05:16 AM (42Mgr)

105 The Edible Roadkill Index is an important economic indicator. Our monitors report that concentration of ER density has declined nationwide. As usual Louisiana carries the lowest density. Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam ***** Good point. A useful corollary of the ERI is the Kill-to-Scoop time lag quotient. K-to-S ratios have declined dramatically in recent weeks.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:16 AM (wPiJc)

106 Oh really? Guess I'm going hunting then.... Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 10:12 AM (/CIN4) === No need. Just go to comment #43 I'm this thread and you will find what you seek...and more! http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366776

Posted by: Independent George (or the commenter formerly known as Serenity Now!) at November 14, 2016 05:17 AM (ZYkA4)

107 I once hiked halfway down the Canyon at sunrise. Scary as shit but gorgeous. Would love to do that. I've done the Delicate Arch in UT's Arches Nat'l Park at sunrise. Simply stunning. (Even with all the hippies.)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 05:17 AM (WlGX+)

108 "Sweet! I've been thinking of making one myself--do you have anyplace you can post how you set yours up?" If you're interested in the Magic Mirror, the pictures I took during the construction can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskJ71FuJ It's not quite a full build log, but hopefully you can get the idea. Now that the major hurdles are done for this one, I'm already planning on one for the house and then this will probably be birthday gifts for friends for at least a year.

Posted by: Semper Why at November 14, 2016 05:17 AM (SIO61)

109 Not bad, but I prefer the sunrise paintings of Thomas cole or others in the Hudson River School. Hers is one example: http://tinyurl.com/jrndvdt Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 10:03 AM (tOcW/) ------------------- I like much of the work of the Hudson River School. However, I think the color and lighting in the Lorain painting above is more realistic and natural than the Cole sunrise. As commented by someone(s) above about drab colors, early sunrise colors should be drab in this presentation. In the painting above the eastern sky is brightened in the background but the hills block most early light to the foreground. The near side of the most centered rise is probably lighter then would be in reality but then would not be very discernible.

Posted by: RioBravo at November 14, 2016 05:17 AM (NUqwG)

110 >>Probably why Obama and Hillary were wearing matching purple, It's the SEIU union colors. They were signaling to the troops.


Ah, that makes sense! I noticed the black and purple on Hillary, which I thought was a strange choice given that she intentionally wore red, white, or blue pant suits for her biggest events - the nomination, the debates; a picture from election night had her in red.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at November 14, 2016 05:17 AM (NOIQH)

111 Mexico moves to help migrants after Trump win https://tinyurl.com/zgfzgqe

Posted by: Evilpens at November 14, 2016 05:17 AM (y3aQB)

112 HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 14, 2016 05:18 AM (kTF2Z)

113 At protests last week in Austin there were a whole fleet of buses parked just a few blocks away. Totally spontaneous protests. Same with the craigslist ads paying 15$ an hour to protest. Spontaneous.

Posted by: brak at November 14, 2016 05:18 AM (guIHw)

114 64 ... Fenelon, Check out the Claude Lorrain Wiki page. I think you will really like the play of light in his seaport paintings. But you are correct about Cole and the Hudson River school.

Posted by: JTB at November 14, 2016 05:18 AM (V+03K)

115 >>>See, I like this sort of painting. It is beautiful and you can decorate a whole house around it. Really ties a room together... -- piss on that Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at November 14, 2016 05:18 AM (TxY2o)

116 FEET!!!

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at November 14, 2016 05:18 AM (dtWKK)

117 Has John Harwood been fired yet?

Posted by: mrp at November 14, 2016 05:18 AM (JBggj)

118 93 I listen to a lot of classical music and derive more pleasure out of less heralded, but more tuneful composers like Stanford, Parry, Taneyev and Arensky than modern "greats" like Boulez and Rihm. Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at November 14, 2016 10:01 AM (BWL+E) Kodos, if you like Stanford and Parry, I think you would love Granville Bantock. Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at November 14, 2016 10:12 AM (X6fMO) Huh. Thanks. i'll be writing to hem today.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'it all tastes like chicken' at November 14, 2016 05:19 AM (v9gSJ)

119 It had "Cubs, World Series Champions" written across it. I'm not sure if it was photoshopped or actually appeared like that.

Posted by: grammie winger - Red, White and Cubbie Blue at November 14, 2016 09:58 AM (dFi94)


I saw this same writing in my deep dish pizza the other day...and in the latte foam...must be everywhere

Posted by: runner at November 14, 2016 05:19 AM (c6/9Q)

120 You realize what came up when I Binged, "The Crack Shot?" Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2016 10:16 AM (42Mgr) **eyes wide in wonder** Is this your first day here? :-)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2016 05:19 AM (X6fMO)

121 I'm kind of glad I have to work this Thanksgiving. It's a blessing in disguise this year.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 05:19 AM (WlGX+)

122 Rush had some interesting conversation on Friday regarding Obama's approval ratings, as in, if the media missed polling so bad for the election, perhaps they are missing the JEF's correct approval ratings. Posted by: ALH Just like all the rest of the polls- it's bullshit. If it was wonderful, he wouldn't have lost all those governorships, statehouses, and majorities in congress. I'm willing to bet his approvals numbers are somewhere in the mid to high 30's.

Posted by: West Virginia crew at November 14, 2016 05:19 AM (89T5c)

123 Do we have a nominee first DOLT yet?

Posted by: The guy with the hair at November 14, 2016 05:19 AM (aAlFX)

124 I saw Anal Socks open for the Butthole Surfers at the Iowa State Fair in 2002.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 05:20 AM (8XRCm)

125 At protests last week in Austin there were a whole fleet of buses parked just a few blocks away. Totally spontaneous protests. Same with the craigslist ads paying 15$ an hour to protest. Spontaneous. The Donald should offer them $30 to vandalize Soros' house. Billionaire vs. Billionaire.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 14, 2016 05:20 AM (dtWKK)

126 Single example: Amer College of OB/Gyn (ACOG) has vastly expanded its list of indications for a pregnant woman to have a fetal echocardiogram. Probably close to a ten-fold increase in the number of those procedures in the last 3-5 years.
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Right, the 'everyone can have any medical procedure they want and someone else can pay for it' effect of obamacare is also running up health care prices, so eliminating it will undo a large part of the problem.

But remember obamacare got passed for a reason. Even though it always had plurality if not majority opposition in the electorate, health care costs, and therefore insurance for them, were already getting to the point of unsustainability (as a mathematical matter-an industry that bankrupts anyone who uses its product tends to run out of customers). Removing obamacare *at most* gets us back to that point.

And then we either do something through legislation and prosecution for the gouging that's going on, or we let math solve it. Which will be deeply unpleasant for all involved.

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 05:21 AM (3Liv/)

127 The Donald should offer them $30 to vandalize Soros' house. Billionaire vs. Billionaire. LOL. I'm not endorsing vandalism, but Soros is terrible man and that did make me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 05:22 AM (tOcW/)

128 There are lots of bushes and trees in this painting. Pick a few, and make them your happy bushes and/or trees. After all, it's your emotive experience.

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at November 14, 2016 05:22 AM (ktOIC)

129 One of the neighbor kids grabbed me all excited and said 'look' at a sunset with clouds and rainbows in exurban NoIll.  He told me it was God talking to us.

Out of the mouth of babes.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 14, 2016 05:22 AM (MIKMs)

130 Speaking of the Iowa State Fair...remember when all the Repub primary candidates were there and Trump swooped down in the TrumpCopter and started giving the kiddies rides? Sucked all the air out of every other candidates' pitches that day.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 05:22 AM (WlGX+)

131 >> Just like all the rest of the polls- it's bullshit. When you only poll EBT-card holders and university 'studies' departments, what do you think you're going to get?

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 05:23 AM (TppKb)

132 Claude's legacy is not just that he created a new genre of painting, but that he inspired John Constable who exceed his muse in the genre.

Posted by: Shanks for the memory at November 14, 2016 05:24 AM (9HNfr)

133 MSNBC is all alt-right, all the time. They are going after Bannon as the leader of Trump's racist wing of the Party. And of course, using the Southern Poverty Law Center as their Bible. So predictable.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 05:24 AM (/tuJf)

134 I'm not endorsing vandalism, but Soros is terrible man and that did make me laugh. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 10:22 AM (tOcW/) ------- There's a guy just begging for a drone strike.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 05:24 AM (8XRCm)

135 I'm getting the sense that not only are libs angry at flyover redneck haters not voting for  Hillary,  they are appalled that many  had the temerity to  keep quite about their plans and even lie to pollsters about it.  This is not fair and they must somehow be identified and punished.

Posted by: Ripley at November 14, 2016 05:24 AM (1BQGO)

136 >>>Probably why Obama and Hillary were wearing matching purple, It's the SEIU union colors. They were signaling to the troops. WAY more insidious than that!! What is the complementary color of purple?? It is YELLOW!! The color of cowardice!! And piss!! And Asian-Americans!! (Not Oriental, dude. This is the preferred nomenclature.) SO, given that there are incidents of violence in California where the Asian community has been blamed for the a Trump win, This was a secret (sooper sekrit) message to the far ctrl-alt left to PISS ON THE COWARDLY ASIANS!! Totes legit, dudes.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at November 14, 2016 05:24 AM (TxY2o)

137 Just like all the rest of the polls- it's bullshit.

You probably got to rank the JEF from a 8 to 10. Anything lower was tossed out.

Posted by: Bruce at November 14, 2016 05:25 AM (8ikIW)

138 Add the unemployment numbers to the list of Numbers the MFM Lies About

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 05:25 AM (WlGX+)

139 >>>If Bruce Jenner doesn't cut off his penis this year, I'm going to be pissed. Is there money on the line?

Posted by: Max Power at November 14, 2016 05:25 AM (QCc6B)

140 Speaking of the Iowa State Fair...remember when all the Repub primary candidates were there and Trump swooped down in the TrumpCopter and started giving the kiddies rides? Sucked all the air out of every other candidates' pitches that day. Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 10:22 AM (WlGX+) That. Was. Awesome. I was pondering this weekend that I think Trump is the first President we've had in ages who lived in a city. Not only that, he lives smack in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. Security is going to be an utter nightmare even without the rent a mobs.

Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 05:25 AM (mf5HN)

141 why?!

Posted by: willow at November 14, 2016 05:25 AM (R7cwD)

142 Insurance is not the root cause of the problems with health care and the constantly increasing costs.


What the industry needed was significant reform not government control.  Government meddling is the major CAUSE of expensive healthcare.  But the Democrats were not concerned with cost.  Like all communists they wanted to nationalize healthcare and this was their method.


What Trump and Congress should do:


1. Get the lawyers out of the health buisness. Allow real regulators to get rid of bad doctors and no doctors on the the committees that do that.  MAke doctors only liable for real malpractice and only for the amount of actual damages.


2.  Allow insurance competition outside of State lines.


3. Keep the allowance of prior conditions because really the insurance companies have mostly allowed prior conditions.  They just charged you what it costs.


4,  Get the government out of the drug business and put patent time back to where it was originally and do NOT allow drug companies to get patent extensions based on non-changes to the same drug.  IOW when the patent expires all drugs become generic.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at November 14, 2016 05:25 AM (mpXpK)

143 >> LOL. I'm not endorsing vandalism, but Soros is >> terrible man and that did make me laugh. All he has to do is let Putin know the US will support any enforcement action (well, anything that doesn't involve blood on a US sidewalk) he wants to take against the Soros Mafia. Okay, maybe we can't extradite lesser offenders to a firing squad, but our treasury/banking types can certainly help out.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 05:26 AM (TppKb)

144 >>>Judging by the election night pics..... you cant see your shoes.... If I had x-ray vision, I wouldn't be able to see anyone's shoes.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at November 14, 2016 05:26 AM (dtWKK)

145 And then we either do something through legislation and prosecution for the gouging that's going on, or we let math solve it. Which will be deeply unpleasant for all involved. ***** Well, in order for math to solve it, we would have to roll it all the way back to 'everybody pays directly for their own health care services'. We would sure find out what is "needed" and what is "optional", but I don't see any will in Congress or the Executive to push it back to that level. Providers and insurers as well have such a deeply vested interest in the third-party payer system that I can't see it being uprooted. We're probably down to debating whether the third-party will be some remnant of a private industry or directly via the government.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:26 AM (wPiJc)

146 The MSM and the left were more then happy to have Trump as a president, as long as he didn't deviate from everything the JEF did

Posted by: Bruce at November 14, 2016 05:26 AM (8ikIW)

147 Speaking of the Iowa State Fair...remember when all the Repub primary candidates were there and Trump swooped down in the TrumpCopter and started giving the kiddies rides? Sucked all the air out of every other candidates' pitches that day. Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 10:22 AM (WlGX+) That's one of moments early on that the RINO's and those feckless assholes in GOPe knew they were screwed. They didn't know how to react to that.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 14, 2016 05:26 AM (89T5c)

148 If it's proven that Soros has ties to group which promote and engage in violence and anarchy isn't there some law against it that he could be expelled and his assets frozen?. I'm just praying that this thorn is removed form our side. I'm not telling God how to do it-just asking for some relief.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 05:27 AM (tOcW/)

149 or we let math solve it. Which will be deeply unpleasant for all involved. Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 10:21 AM Indeed, particularly given the fundamental premise under which we all joined this blog, to wit: There Would Be No Math.

Posted by: typical LIV at November 14, 2016 05:27 AM (ktOIC)

150 No need. Just go to comment #43 I'm this thread and you will find what you seek...and more! http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366776 Posted by: Independent George (or the commenter formerly known as Serenity Now!) at November 14, 2016 10:17 AM (ZYkA4) God bless you. And God bless you ladies, although I see he already has.....

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 05:27 AM (/CIN4)

151 From the looks of the highway it's officially rut season. There were 4 nice bucks and one "large splatter, undetermined" on my ride to work this morning.

Posted by: IP at November 14, 2016 05:28 AM (DQ9YQ)

152 A large part of the reason that healthcare is now 1/5th of the economy is that the rest of the GNP has shrunk so badly under Obama.

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at November 14, 2016 05:28 AM (w0oFI)

153 Sucked all the air out of every other candidates' pitches that day.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 10:22 AM (WlGX+)


"I am Batman"

- Donald Trump


I just about spit my coffee when I saw that.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 14, 2016 05:28 AM (OkenW)

154 Hey, didja all hear? Hillary will never be president.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 14, 2016 05:28 AM (kTF2Z)

155 they kill two birds with one stone getting Bannon and Breitbart. trying to undermine right media, and of course take the issue of their derelection of duty to truth telling off themselves, hey do they like assange anymore? they Used to.

Posted by: willow at November 14, 2016 05:28 AM (R7cwD)

156 "lie to pollsters" The pollsters thought it was Trump by 5% and the voting machines were set accordingly. Trump won by 6%.

Posted by: Ok at November 14, 2016 05:29 AM (8cftc)

157 >>I was pondering this weekend that I think Trump is the first President we've had in ages who lived in a city. Not only that, he lives smack in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. Security is going to be an utter nightmare even without the rent a mobs. Obama lived in Chicago.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 05:29 AM (/tuJf)

158 I have seen this painting in person and have to disagree with the cobs assertion. It really is beautiful. I am not an art expert but I came back to the painting three times on that museum trip.

Posted by: Jimmy Q Rustler at November 14, 2016 05:29 AM (wIygy)

159 1, 2, 3, 4 - We need a Freikorps. Communist Red Guards - that's what they call themselves - attack a Trump supporter in Austin. Arrests made: http://keyetv.com/news/local/anti-trump-protests-continue-at-the-capitol

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 14, 2016 05:29 AM (V3Rqk)

160 Bob Ross does happy trees much better.

Posted by: mer at November 14, 2016 05:29 AM (CvIak)

161 do we have any rumors who might head doj?

Posted by: willow at November 14, 2016 05:31 AM (R7cwD)

162 I saw Anal Socks open Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 10:20 AM It's always personal with you people, isn't it?

Posted by: Hope Solo at November 14, 2016 05:31 AM (ktOIC)

163 ...A large part of the reason that healthcare is now 1/5th of the economy... Is that a tax is counted as wealth. The real economy has been shrinking, Which is the reason Trump won.

Posted by: Ok at November 14, 2016 05:31 AM (8cftc)

164 In other news, I can't tie my shoes.

Given the picture of yourself you so graciously shared with the rest of us - I'm sure you haven't been able to even see your shoes since early in puberty.


Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at November 14, 2016 05:32 AM (w0oFI)

165 I think Corker will be our next Secretary of State

Posted by: runner at November 14, 2016 05:32 AM (c6/9Q)

166 Radio news said 2016 was the hottest year ever. Must have cause the super moon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 14, 2016 05:32 AM (IqV8l)

167 The Iowa claque, in their sorrow,
took heart, and decided to borrow
a page from the Pope:
They did not lose hope,
but prayed to the ghost of Vic Morrow.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at November 14, 2016 05:33 AM (H5rtT)

168 Obama lived in Chicago. Posted by: JackStraw He doesn't count. #NotMyPresident.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 14, 2016 05:33 AM (dtWKK)

169 Spotted the sniper on the ridge to the left.  excellent camouflage!

Posted by: Publius Redux at November 14, 2016 05:33 AM (Fb9aZ)

170 >>>Radio news said 2016 was the hottest year ever. Must have cause the super moon. Speaking of polls that are wrong...so sick of the Fake Science.

Posted by: Max Power at November 14, 2016 05:34 AM (QCc6B)

171 >>He doesn't count. >>#NotMyPresident Well that and conservatives tend not to riot.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 05:34 AM (/tuJf)

172 Nice painting, so very pastoral and tranquil. Except for the goat herder yelling at the intruders on horseback, and the apprehensive girl on the horse seems to be worried about the threats from the goatman. Could be the start of a range war, or a blood feud between families. One never knows about these things.

Posted by: Khat Man Chu at November 14, 2016 05:34 AM (lhlvB)

173 167 Radio news said 2016 was the hottest year ever. Must have cause the super moon --------------- I have been saying that 2016 has been a crappy year, with all the celebrity deaths and all, and it wasn't shaping up much better with a HRC presidency looming, but last week did a lot to alleviate that sorrow

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 05:34 AM (/CIN4)

174 I think Corker will be our next Secretary of State Posted by: runner Mr Iran Deal shouldn't be anywhere near this administration. Tennessee should vote his ass out of office. *spit*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 14, 2016 05:34 AM (89T5c)

175 ...Bob Ross does happy trees much better... In heaven.

Posted by: Ok at November 14, 2016 05:34 AM (8cftc)

176 Can somebody explain to me why they think allowing individuals to buy health insurance "across state lines" will actually fix anything? 1. There aren't very many insurance companies left on the playing field. 2. Fifty different state insurance boards ostensibly regulate the adequacy of insurance plans sold in their state. In essence we used to have fifty different versions of state-approved insurance plans instead of one federal standard. If you allow purchase across state lines, you are abrogating the states' right to establish their own insurance requirements. Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:34 AM (wPiJc)

177 ay@167 - It's funny how every year is the hottest on record, isn't it?

My memories of 2016 - a snowstorm in the middle of May, very cool summer up until about a month in August when it was hellishly humid, and then moderate temps up until about a week ago...But hottest year on record.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 14, 2016 05:35 AM (vg8iE)

178 As bad as the Bears are, at least they're not kneeling.

Posted by: Chris M at November 14, 2016 05:35 AM (k3w9p)

179 Don't worry- 2017 is gonna be a scorcher.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 14, 2016 05:36 AM (89T5c)

180 Spotted the sniper on the ridge to the left. excellent camouflage!

Posted by: Publius Redux at November 14, 2016 10:33 AM (Fb9aZ)>>>

Not excellent enough to live.

Posted by: Carlos Hatcock at November 14, 2016 05:36 AM (tf9Ne)

181 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 14, 2016 10:25 AM (mpXpK)

I can't argue with any of that.

I don't know if there's the will to do it, but we probably need to get rid of EMTALA. There's no good reason to force hospitals to treat anyone who shows up in the emergency room regardless of ability to pay, except *maybe* in cases where there's an immediately life threatening issue.

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 05:37 AM (3Liv/)

182 Sock Repair

Posted by: Carlos Hathcock at November 14, 2016 05:37 AM (tf9Ne)

183 If you allow purchase across state lines, you are abrogating the states' right to establish their own insurance requirements. Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense. Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2016 10:34 AM (wPiJc) ----------------------- I am 99% sure that current federal law specifically allows interstate health insurance. It is the states which have the regulations and that a federal "remove the lines" law would be removing those powers from the state regulators.

Posted by: RioBravo at November 14, 2016 05:37 AM (NUqwG)

184 Daily Caller has linked to a Soros conference on the election aftermath, highlighted by their focus on demographic groups, socialist community organizations and the states of Florida, Texas and Ohio. It's helpful to know the left's agenda. http://tinyurl.com/grnjgca

Posted by: MTF at November 14, 2016 05:37 AM (sCBEO)

185 My idiot SIL says she's not contributing to NPR anymore because they interviewed some people Sunday morning who were "cautiously optimistic" about. She sez "I'm not paying to hear that!" Welcome to a tiny taste of my world, sweetheart. And if you start with the running your toes up my pantleg under the table again this Thanksgiving, you world is gonna get even worse!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 14, 2016 05:38 AM (KzyY1)

186 Sock Repair Posted by: Carlos Hathcock Darn it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 14, 2016 05:38 AM (IqV8l)

187 ...I think Corker will be our next Secretary of State... Speculation is that Corker is vulnerable to blackmail. Which would explain his strange shifts in ideology. If so then everyone in-the-know in DC knows about it.

Posted by: Ok at November 14, 2016 05:38 AM (8cftc)

188 I thought that "super moon" was a newly-coined thing. Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 10:01 AM Nah. We've been giving them to the 'rank-and-file' for years now.

Posted by: Democrat Super Delegates at November 14, 2016 05:38 AM (ktOIC)

189 >>The Donald should offer them $30 to vandalize Soros' house.


Need to up the price - saw a Craigslist ad that offered $35/hour with an expected 10+ hours work for the day.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at November 14, 2016 05:39 AM (NOIQH)

190 "It's funny how every year is the hottest on record, isn't it?" And there's been no net increase in surface temps in almost 20 years. Admittedly I don't have a SCIENCE degree, but this is teh goofay.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 14, 2016 05:40 AM (97XyN)

191 ...I think Corker will be our next Secretary of State... ****** Tell him to bring his own server and a cloth.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:40 AM (wPiJc)

192 Pastoral proficient painting process? Popularized pablum for pretentious poseurs?

Posted by: Cicero, Profoundly Deplorable But Pretty Dependable at November 14, 2016 05:40 AM (ZLQuU)

193 I braided up a volchatka - cossack whip - for #1 daughter, who's learning sabre dancing. Anywho, had a mom at the practice ask where she got it, and, hearing I made it, she asked if I could do some discreet work for her, and gave me her number. Heh, fifty shades of Palpatine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 14, 2016 05:40 AM (V3Rqk)

194 Need to up the price - saw a Craigslist ad that offered $35/hour with an expected 10+ hours work for the day. Posted by: Lizzy Are taxes being deducted and reported to the proper authorities?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 14, 2016 05:41 AM (IqV8l)

195 "Super moon" is kinda dumb. The MFM and Drudge are also kinda dumb.

Posted by: Chris M at November 14, 2016 05:41 AM (k3w9p)

196 If you allow purchase across state lines, you are abrogating the states' right to establish their own insurance requirements. Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense. Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2016 10:34 AM (wPiJc ------------------------------------------- States individual interests can easily be preserved, through licensing, and this is the single most critical idea for reducing health insurance costs. Life insurance is sold across state lines, with permission of state license grantors, and its comparatively cheap. Let the market decide what needs to be covered, beyond some true minimum coverage, and people will be able to afford coverage again.

Posted by: MTF at November 14, 2016 05:41 AM (sCBEO)

197 The polls were nonsense because people who like the liberal nominee were happy to talk to fellow travelers, whereas those who favor conservatives knew they'd be insulted and belittled and didn't want the hassle. Hence only one side got reported.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 14, 2016 05:41 AM (nQnBl)

198 $1 Trump is doing everything right so far. I did laugh when he said he didn't even know what the POTUS salary was.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 14, 2016 05:41 AM (qCMvj)

199 If you allow purchase across state lines, you are abrogating the states' right to establish their own insurance requirements. Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense. Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2016 10:34 AM (wPiJc) ----------------------- I am 99% sure that current federal law specifically allows interstate health insurance. It is the states which have the regulations and that a federal "remove the lines" law would be removing those powers from the state regulators. ... Soooo...You agree with Muldoon?

Posted by: ajmojo at November 14, 2016 05:41 AM (1H9ox)

200 Need to up the price - saw a Craigslist ad that offered $35/hour with an expected 10+ hours work for the day. Posted by: Lizzy 10 hr days? They have no idea what working a ten hr day is.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 14, 2016 05:42 AM (89T5c)

201 Re: Presidents who live in cities, the Obamas have a home in Chicago, it's on the south side in a neighborhood of mostly single family homes. Very large single family homes on large lots, from back in the day when the rich lived on Chicago's south side. So it's relatively easy for the SS to block off access to that street and guard their house. And let's remember that the Obama property gained some extra property when Tony Rezko bought the house next door to Obama and then "sold" him some more land (at a loss to Rezko). Don't know what Rezko did to piss off Obama tho, since that little bribe didn't keep Rezko out of jail.

Posted by: Boots at November 14, 2016 05:42 AM (EBwPV)

202 Nice painting, so very pastoral and tranquil. Except for the goat herder yelling at the intruders on horseback, and the apprehensive girl on the horse seems to be worried about the threats from the goatman. Could be the start of a range war, or a blood feud between families. One never knows about these things. Posted by: Khat Man Chu ***** Goatman has a switch in his hand for the sheep. My guess is G-man is calling the woman a harlot for showing shoulder.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at November 14, 2016 05:42 AM (uhftQ)

203 Fifty different state insurance boards ostensibly regulate the adequacy of insurance plans sold in their state. In essence we used to have fifty different versions of state-approved insurance plans instead of one federal standard. If you allow purchase across state lines, you are abrogating the states' right to establish their own insurance requirements. Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense. Posted by: Muldoon Here's the thing: From a practical standpoint, not allowing that places a serious burden on insurers. In a previous life (or so it feels) I worked in an insurance outfit's fulfillment department, where we shipped out all the brochures and forms and other documents all the agents nationwide used. Now this was in a life insurance outfit mostly, not medical, but I have to imagine the massive wall of forms for each of the individual states would be true for them. Each one drawn up by legal. Specifically for that state. That's not a small amount of resources devoted simply to keeping up with the requirements for fifty different states. If each state had its own native insurance companies that serviced only that one state, it would be one thing, but that hasn't been the case in my lifetime, I'm certain. The economics of how the industry is structured sort of dictates consolidation for the purposes of pool health. As such it would be far better to allow what, frankly, is effectively interstate commerce to no longer be encumbered by all those state regs. Or, you can bust it all down to the state level and see the unhealthy states' outfits appearing and disappearing on an annual basis. I know, I know, but that's the landscape as it stands.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at November 14, 2016 05:43 AM (9krrF)

204 Posted by: ajmojo at November 14, 2016 10:41 AM (1H9ox) Apropos of nothing, I can't see your nick without reading "Ajinomoto". They do make a pretty rockin' dashi broth though.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 14, 2016 05:44 AM (8nWyX)

205 Soooo...You agree with Muldoon? Posted by: ajmojo at November 14, 2016 10:41 AM (1H9ox) ------------------------------ Muldoon: "Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense." RioBravo:"a federal "remove the lines" law would be removing those powers from the state regulators." Umm. Yes with 97% certainty.

Posted by: RioBravo at November 14, 2016 05:44 AM (NUqwG)

206 she asked if I could do some discreet work for her, and gave me her number.
Heh, fifty shades of Palpatine.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 14, 2016 10:40 AM (V3Rqk)

____________________________________


A good leather worker is hard to come by, and a discreet one even more so.
Or so I've heard.... you know, from a friend..

Posted by: IP at November 14, 2016 05:45 AM (DQ9YQ)

207 Well, in order for math to solve it, we would have to roll it all the way back to 'everybody pays directly for their own health care services'.
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No, that would be the market solving it, as it's supposed to.

What I meant by math solving it, is if we have a product whose cost goes up 10% annually (and it's been pretty consistent over the period of living memory) and GDP (a subset of which funds the government) goes up at best 2%, you inevitably reach a point where you wake up one morning and government spending on health care alone exceeds tax revenues and everything blows up.

Even monster growth of 5% in GDP only puts this off a little bit.

The only solution is at some point if you can't pay, you can't have. We find the will to say so, or goodbye monetary system.

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 05:45 AM (3Liv/)

208 You know who else didn't have a lot of cash assets but was a real estate mogul? George Washington, that's who.

Posted by: ajmojo at November 14, 2016 05:46 AM (1H9ox)

209 SemperWhy - SO awesome ! As for shipping, I have always found that enough cardboard (look for the doubleweight kind like large appliances ship in ) and bubblewrap can make anything invulnerable. Dumpsters behind Pier 1 stores have huge amounts of awesome packing materials.

Posted by: the deplorable sock_rat_eez, stay calm and carry on[/i][/s][/u][/b] at November 14, 2016 05:46 AM (VmIEt)

210 >> I was pondering this weekend that I think Trump is >> the first President we've had in ages who lived in a >> city. There's much to unpack here. He is a man historically Northeastern urban, yet (as I think Ilya Somin noted) his Supreme Court list is notoriously short on Northeastern judges. Supposition: either he's had business before those judges at lower levels and hasn't been pleased, or he just mistrusts the inbred Northeastern-urban culture more than one might suppose.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 05:47 AM (TppKb)

211 >>So it's relatively easy for the SS to block off access to that street and guard their house. And yet, they don't have to. It doesn't matter where Trump lived. The problem is we allow liberals to operate under a completely different set of rules.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 05:47 AM (/tuJf)

212 Don't know what Rezko did to piss off Obama tho, since that little bribe didn't keep Rezko out of jail. Posted by: Boots at November 14, 2016 10:42 AM (EBwPV)
=====

He was outed and embarrassed them all.  It only works if everyone gives a nod and a wink.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 14, 2016 05:47 AM (MIKMs)

213 IP - she sent me a pic of what she has in mind..... ohhh, my......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 14, 2016 05:48 AM (V3Rqk)

214 I hate rude people in airports

Posted by: ThunderB at November 14, 2016 05:48 AM (xtbpH)

215 Where's Bill Wynn? I miss him.

Posted by: V the K at November 14, 2016 05:48 AM (O7MnT)

216 >> As for shipping, I have always found that enough >> cardboard (look for the doubleweight kind like large >> appliances ship in ) and bubblewrap can make >> anything invulnerable. Cruise ships and other vacation locales often have egg-drop competitions - and yeah, with enough bubble wrap you can make an egg survive a drop from a weather balloon.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 05:48 AM (TppKb)

217 you inevitably reach a point where you wake up one morning and government spending on health care alone exceeds tax revenues and everything blows up. **** Yeah. That's kind of what I've been getting at by pointing out that it used to be reported as one-sixth of the economy, and now is being referred to as one-fifth of the economy. Soon to be one-fourth, one-third, etc. Every dollar spent on health insurance premiums or health care goods and services is a dollar NOT spent on shoes for the kids, or new kitchen sinks or a new pony.

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:49 AM (wPiJc)

218 216 Where's Bill Wynn? I miss him. -------------------- miss all those poll trolls too

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 05:49 AM (/CIN4)

219 Bill Wynn busy getting his name changed to William Loosin

Posted by: ThunderB at November 14, 2016 05:49 AM (xtbpH)

220 177  If you allow purchase across state lines, you are abrogating the states' right to establish their own insurance requirements. Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2016 10:34 AM (wPiJc)


The problem is that the big insurance companies OWN the State insurance commissions. In fact, insurance people SIT on the damn commissions in this State.  The insurance commissions routinely rubber-stamp everything the insurance companies ask for.



And with 50 State commissions making rules you have chaos. Besides that, wasn't free trade across State borders why the United State was established in the first place?

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at November 14, 2016 05:50 AM (mpXpK)

221 If each state had its own native insurance companies that serviced only that one state, it would be one thing, but that hasn't been the case in my lifetime, I'm certain. The economics of how the industry is structured sort of dictates consolidation for the purposes of pool health. As such it would be far better to allow what, frankly, is effectively interstate commerce to no longer be encumbered by all those state regs. ... The problem becomes, as with all things Federalist vs Statist...who is the determinant of "regs" on a national level? What if the feds regulate that all insurance must have a deductible no higher than "x" or that all insurance must cover addadicktome surgeries?

Posted by: ajmojo at November 14, 2016 05:50 AM (1H9ox)

222 IBS can be painful.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 14, 2016 05:51 AM (dtWKK)

223 Palpatine, she sent you pics? For all of us, take the job! The fate of the free world and every Moron in it is counting on you..

Posted by: IP at November 14, 2016 05:51 AM (DQ9YQ)

224 So according to the google election map, Michigan is still counting votes. WTF, are they waiting for Al Franken to drive over from Minnesota with a car trunk full of ballots?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 14, 2016 05:51 AM (fY47p)

225 Also it shouldn't go unremarked, but whatever solution to the health care industry finally happens, a lot of presumed value that's currently there is going to vanish overnight. So even if we did the *right* thing, you're going to get a serious recession and possibly worse, just from that.

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 05:51 AM (3Liv/)

226 CNBC is running 'The Trump Effect' how many streets in NYC are closed because of Trump. No they're closed because the crybaby left that is protesting and want to shut down Trump Tower and cause this kind of disruption.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2016 05:51 AM (493sH)

227 Yeah, I can't envision President Trump spending his vacations out on the ranch with his sleeves rolled up clearing brush and mopping his brow. Wonder what he would do? Hmmm... Roll around naked on his pile of gold and jewels in the basement?

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 05:52 AM (wPiJc)

228 I braided up a volchatka - cossack whip - for #1 daughter, who's learning sabre dancing. Anywho, had a mom at the practice ask where she got it, and, hearing I made it, she asked if I could do some discreet work for her, and gave me her number. Sounds like Ray Van Dune's gonna need one to hold off his SIL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2016 05:52 AM (X6fMO)

229 182  I don't know if there's the will to do it, but we probably need to get rid of EMTALA. There's no good reason to force hospitals to treat anyone who shows up in the emergency room regardless of ability to pay, except *maybe* in cases where there's an immediately life threatening issue.

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 10:37 AM (3Liv/)


The "life threatening" issue is what the "must treat" law was initially set up for.  Then the lawyers got involved and a common cold became a life threatening issue.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at November 14, 2016 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

230 Where's Bill Wynn? I miss him. Oh, "He'll" be back to rant about Trumps cabinet choices... I mean the media is in full melt down over Bannon.. You know... He's antisemitic and a racist...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 14, 2016 05:52 AM (O2RFr)

231 Where's Bill Wynn? I miss him. Posted by: V the K at November 14, 2016 10:48 AM (O7MnT) The toilets at the Chamber of Commerce aren't going to clean themselves

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2016 05:53 AM (493sH)

232 Michigan is still counting votes. It's gone beyond ridiculous. And what would have happened had it come down to Michigan as the deciding state? WTF, Michigan?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 05:53 AM (WlGX+)

233 Working on the clfa booknadopost for my blog bbl

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 14, 2016 05:53 AM (Om16U)

234 And what would have happened had it come down to Michigan as the deciding state? They would have "found" the votes for Hillary...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 14, 2016 05:54 AM (O2RFr)

235 Health insurance is not a right. It is a product that can be purchased on the free market by those who chose to. Once people start with that premise instead of adopting the mantra of the left that health insurance is a basic human right, then we can worry about solutions. Get government out of the health insurance business. Every single time government gets involved with the free market, things go pear shaped.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 05:54 AM (/tuJf)

236 I like the colors. Has an oppressive tone. If it was a movie there would be low and quiet music played by, perhaps a French horn, signifying a hidden danger.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 14, 2016 05:54 AM (8iFHU)

237 Obama lived in Chicago. Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2016 10:29 AM (/tuJf) Yes but he lived in a house in Kenwood, not a high rise in The Loop or Gold Coast or Magnificent Mile.

Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 05:54 AM (mf5HN)

238 The beautiful thing about Trump is that being president actually will not increase his lifestyle all that much. Yes, the WH is special, as is being president. However, its not like he has not already vacationed everywhere he wanted to, spoken to groups he wanted to, lived the life he chose to. I think Pres. Trump will operate much like non-pres. Trump did.

Posted by: Nick in South Bend at November 14, 2016 05:55 AM (H43MS)

239 191 "It's funny how every year is the hottest on record, isn't it?"

And there's been no net increase in surface temps in almost 20 years.

Admittedly I don't have a SCIENCE degree, but this is teh goofay.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 14, 2016 10:40 AM (97XyN)


Not only is there no increase but we have been cooling since 1998 until the Choom's NOAA started fraudulently adjusting the numbers.  That is another thing Trump needs to do.  Some NOAA people need to go to jail.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at November 14, 2016 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

240 I was pondering this weekend that I think Trump is the first President we've had in ages who lived in a city. Not only that, he lives smack in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. Security is going to be an utter nightmare even without the rent a mobs. Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 10:25 AM (mf5HN) Are you saying the urban shithole of the south side of Chicago isn't a city? It will so nice come January not having Lake Shore Drive shut down during rush hour traffic just because Barry has a fundraiser

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2016 05:55 AM (493sH)

241 He's antisemitic and a racist... Posted by: deplorable donna at November 14, 2016 10:52 AM (O2RFr) ----- You forgot alt right white supremacist

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 05:55 AM (8XRCm)

242 miss all those poll trolls too

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 14, 2016 10:49 AM (/CIN4)


Well, the election is over, so it's back to the glory holes for the lot of them.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 14, 2016 05:55 AM (fY47p)

243 Bill Wynn, on the other hand, probably has a Chamber of Commerce job to fall back on, so he'll do OK.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 14, 2016 05:56 AM (fY47p)

244 If spastic fidgety manic woman is on my plane anywhere next to me I will be annoyed

Posted by: ThunderB at November 14, 2016 05:56 AM (xtbpH)

245 >> And with 50 State commissions making rules you >> have chaos. Besides that, wasn't free trade across >> State borders why the United State was established >> in the first place? Oooh, ooh, there's comes that Commerce Clause again for the next Dem effort at regulation. Seriously, though, it's not just the insurers, it's the career politicians (in CA at least) who, once termed out of electoral office, line up the help of their comrades to park themselves in some commission seat then turn around and prog up the place. Interstate insurance markets might not be optimal, but given an appropriate slacking of the Obamacare coverage rules, the ability to buy coverage that doesn't mandate contraceptive and 'gender reassignment' and two years of mental-health coverage because your college 'studies' program shut down might represent a reasonable restraint on these bacteria. Now the question is whether things become like the credit-card industry, where you get a cage match between Delaware and South Dakota for banks to establish their locus.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 05:56 AM (TppKb)

246 I guess I'm confused. Do people want the feds establishing what "insurance" is, and then allowing that to be sold everywhere (ACA)? Or do people want the states to establish what insurance is and then allow that to be sold over state lines? In which case, if it doesn't meet the "other" states' regs...they won't allow it to be sold there. Which means you have to buy the insurance offered in that state (whose guidelines were established by the people...ostensibly...who live in that state). Where are these magic savings and/or freedoms coming from?

Posted by: ajmojo at November 14, 2016 05:56 AM (1H9ox)

247 242 He's antisemitic and a racist... Posted by: deplorable donna at November 14, 2016 10:52 AM (O2RFr) ----- You forgot alt right white supremacist Forgot that one... Our "friends" from the SPLC have filled Us in on Him...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 14, 2016 05:56 AM (O2RFr)

248 Claude Lorrain's magnificent "Hillary Riding Off with Putin When Another Uranium Bidder Suddenly Appears".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 14, 2016 05:56 AM (Ndje9)

249 WTF, Michigan? Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 10:53 AM (WlGX+) ---- Theyre making sure Hillz has the popular vote.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 05:57 AM (8XRCm)

250 Yeah. That's kind of what I've been getting at by pointing out that it used to be reported as one-sixth of the economy, and now is being referred to as one-fifth of the economy. Soon to be one-fourth, one-third, etc.
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Oh, yeah I saw that comment earlier and forgot it was you.

I think it's been established somewhere that regardless of tax rates, the federal government only ever captures at most 22% of GDP. So if the left got what it said it wanted and Hillary nationalized health care next year, we'd be right at the cusp of the meltdown.

Posted by: Methos at November 14, 2016 05:57 AM (3Liv/)

251 I don't know if there's the will to do it, but we
probably need to get rid of EMTALA. There's no good reason to force
hospitals to treat anyone who shows up in the emergency room regardless
of ability to pay, except *maybe* in cases where there's an immediately
life threatening issue.


Posted by: Methos

That's the problem with the local hospital. Once the weather gets cold, or the homeless and drug addicts run out of money for a "fix" they come into the hospital to get out of the cold and get some drugs. They may have fried out some of their brain cells, but they know every wrinkle in EMTALA to stay as long as they can.

Posted by: Bruce at November 14, 2016 05:57 AM (8ikIW)

252 IP, if you're still here, I was wondering how your wife is. I seem to remember something about an appointment at the end of October, but I could easily be wrong.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 05:57 AM (uHcnA)

253 224. Not to worry - the rawhide is soaking in the braiding soap now. Lady wants a riding crop with a slapper on the end, but not loaded, so it's clearly a date-night item. Wonder if it's for her to wield or for her, so to speak. Just shows you never can tell.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at November 14, 2016 05:57 AM (V3Rqk)

254 Trump Bribes Police!!11!!

http://bluelivesmatter.blue/trump-feeds-officers/

Posted by: Deranged Lefty Loser at November 14, 2016 05:58 AM (tf9Ne)

255 re: Austin Red Guard.. Article says About 150-200 people gathered at the Capitol to stage a “peaceful protest” and state that they would not be antagonizing the police. Trump supporters were among those in the crowd. Why would Trump supporters be interspersed with the commie protesters ?? Either thats shitty reporting or a not-so-smart move by pro-trumpers.

Posted by: McCool at November 14, 2016 05:58 AM (lWCRE)

256 >> Some NOAA people need to go to jail. what you need is an effort to audit every number the Federal government releases to the public, from BLS to NOAA and a bunch of others.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 05:59 AM (TppKb)

257 Theyre making sure Hillz has the popular vote. That's really the only explanation.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 05:59 AM (WlGX+)

258 New one.

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 14, 2016 05:59 AM (0mRoj)

259 Michigan is still counting votes -------------------------------------- Only a hundred thousand votes difference between Trump and Clinton. (Last I looked.) One (name forgotten) election official said that she didn't expect to find any new (undiscovered) ballots. They were still counting absentee ballots (which were assumed to favor Trump, and Hillary has already conceded.) I'm guessing that 'Conceded' means you can stop counting; I give up. (English has become difficult for me to understand in these modern times.)

Posted by: Khat Man Chu at November 14, 2016 05:59 AM (lhlvB)

260 Oof, the exit polls...PA is NOT looking good!

Posted by: Poll Troll by Request at November 14, 2016 05:59 AM (WlGX+)

261 NOOD. Stox.

Posted by: johnd01 at November 14, 2016 06:00 AM (ukNFU)

262 IP, if you're still here, I was wondering how your wife is. I seem to remember something about an appointment at the end of October, but I could easily be wrong.
Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 10:57 AM (uHcnA)

__________________________________________

Awww, thanks bluebell... I'm happy to say IPspouse is doing well. She's on the 4 month follow up schedule for this year and next and the first follow up looked good.

Posted by: IP at November 14, 2016 06:00 AM (DQ9YQ)

263 Trump Bribes Police!!11!! http://bluelivesmatter.blue/trump-feeds-officers/ Posted by: Deranged Lefty Loser at November 14, 2016 10:58 AM (tf9Ne) ----- Saw somewhere on Social Media yesterday a police officer thanking all the protesters for providing all this overt-time pay for his family right before Christmas. The burn was epic.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2016 06:00 AM (8XRCm)

264 >> Theyre making sure Hillz has the popular vote. Someone needs to check the baggage compartments of all those buses for voting machines and paper ballots.

Posted by: JEM at November 14, 2016 06:00 AM (TppKb)

265 IP, thanks for letting me know. So glad to hear things look good.

Posted by: bluebell at November 14, 2016 06:01 AM (uHcnA)

266 Can somebody explain to me why they think allowing individuals to buy health insurance "across state lines" will actually fix anything? 1. There aren't very many insurance companies left on the playing field. 2. Fifty different state insurance boards ostensibly regulate the adequacy of insurance plans sold in their state. In essence we used to have fifty different versions of state-approved insurance plans instead of one federal standard. If you allow purchase across state lines, you are abrogating the states' right to establish their own insurance requirements. Kind of counterproductive in a states-rights sense. Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2016 10:34 AM (wPiJc I posted this last night and will add it again today. Here is the 37 page position paper which is the blueprint for the Trump/Republican replacement of Obamacare. It goes into great detail describing what each individual issue is with access to health care and costs, the failure of Obamacare and why, and the solution proposed by the Republicans. It specifically discusses why we must allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines This is what is going to take the place of Obamacare and should be read by everyone concerned about the replacement. It addresses Medicare and Medicaid also, along with tort reform that the Republicans hope will now become a reality that was impossible during Obama's tenure. http://abetterway.speaker.gov/_assets/pdf/ABetterWay-HealthCare-PolicyPaper.pdf

Posted by: Jen at November 14, 2016 06:01 AM (Q3CCX)

267 In the 1600's, you couldn't just go to your local Hobby Lobby for your artist's supplies. That's one of the things makes these paintings impressive.

Posted by: franksalterego at November 14, 2016 06:01 AM (kzHgm)

268 Michigan vote counter: "Three thousand four hundred and fifty two, three thousand four hundred and fifty three, three thousand four hundred and fifty four..." Michigan wag: "SIX!" Michigan vote counter: "Seven, eight, nine, ten..."

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 06:01 AM (wPiJc)

269 Are you saying the urban shithole of the south side of Chicago isn't a city? It will so nice come January not having Lake Shore Drive shut down during rush hour traffic just because Barry has a fundraiser Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2016 10:55 AM (493sH) I expressed myself poorly. Trump is the first President in many decades who lives smack dab in the middle of a major American city in an apartment. Okay, fine, in several floors of a building he owns. Living in a yuge, classy like you wouldn't believe building on Fifth Avenue is different in kind than living in a house in the urban sprawl of Chicago. Think about the Lake Shore Drive shutdown issues but now it's Fifth Avenue every time the Trumps go back to NYC. It's going to LA and Chicago and San Fran all rolled together smashed onto some of the most expensive retail and residential areas in the world in an area with hellish traffic to begin with. What I'm trying to get to is the poor, poor Secret Service trying to deal with this.

Posted by: alexthechick - Victory arms! at November 14, 2016 06:03 AM (mf5HN)

270 Here's a piece of bonus art: Caspar David Friedrich's Easter Morning, 1835 . http://tinyurl.com/Easter1835 I'm not sure the bright thing in the sky is the sun: Easter 1835 was six days after a near supermoon that was full in the early morning, so that's likely the moon in the picture. Thus, clearly making this a better early morning picture than this Claude guy.

Posted by: Sporkatus at November 14, 2016 06:05 AM (eXSOZ)

271 RINO Bob Corker was a disaster on Iran, Dodd-Frank, Immigration, Gas Tax, Gun Control, Obama appointees--might as well re-appoint Hillary. Sad!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 14, 2016 06:05 AM (Ndje9)

272 Where are all the scholarly articles discussing the amazing fact that this is the first "citizen" president (not a professional politician) since Eisenhower? If professional soldiers are excluded, I think there are no presidents who came to office straight from the private citizenry. Pretty historic!!! Maybe more amazing than the fact a certain candidate had female genitalia?

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable at November 14, 2016 06:06 AM (wgFcF)

273 I just got a call from my son. "It's chaos here; They're staging an anti Trunp protest outsde the high school, What do you think?" (I think was exaggerating, but I didn't tell him that) "Where are you? I asked. "I'm inside" . I think they know nothing about Trump and they're following the hysteria s of their parents. and the media Also, they want o get out of school. They're teens."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 06:07 AM (tOcW/)

274 Asked if he [Buccaneers player] would continue to kneel [during the National Anthem], Evans told ESPN: "As long as he[Trump]'s the president-elect." Why did Evans say "president-elect"? I assume that Evans is super-clever and did not want to commit himself to kneeling for 4 to 8 years; therefore, he gave himself an out to stand again after Trump's inauguration.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at November 14, 2016 06:07 AM (lpHNf)

275 274-I blame the Democratic Party and its biased propaganda wing -the mainstream media.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2016 06:08 AM (tOcW/)

276 It specifically discusses why we must allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines... http://abetterway.speaker.gov/_assets/pdf/ABetterWay-HealthCare-PolicyPaper.pdf Posted by: Jen ***** I saw that and downloaded it last night and have been reading it. I don't believe it really does a good job explaining how selling insurance across state lines will improve competition, it just makes the assertion. Pull quote: "Under our plan, consumers would no longer be limited to coverage options available only in their state. Current law obstructs people from purchasing a plan licensed in another state. Our plan would fix this problem, increasing competition among plans and freeing Americans to purchase plans licensed in other states."

Posted by: [/b][/i]Muldoon at November 14, 2016 06:09 AM (wPiJc)

277 Lady wants a riding crop with a slapper on the end, but not loaded, so it's clearly a date-night item. In the novel I'm (very intermittently) working on now, one of the secondary characters - a real-life silent star named Valeska Suratt - almost always carries a silver-handled riding crop with her, dangling from a satin ribbon around her wrist. It's an interesting little frisson which affects two of the main characters.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2016 06:09 AM (X6fMO)

278 Michigan is still counting votes. It's gone beyond ridiculous. And what would have happened had it come down to Michigan as the deciding state? WTF, Michigan? Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 14, 2016 10:53 AM (WlGX Michigan became official two days ago. It was always in the Trump column, and was called by major state newspapers the day after the election The state refused to make it official until the canvassers had finished reviewing and checking all ballots, something that is done every elections. Normally a national election is not this close and for whatever reason, Ruth Johnson decided she was going to hold off on officially calling the race until the canvassers were done, although she said last week that even though the tally would change, like always, there was no way it would change enough to put Hillary in. Remember, the electoral college doesn't vote until December. No one expects the college to vote for Hillary(and two Washington state electors have said they will vote for Trump and pay the state fine for voting in opposition to their state's results, because of Hillary's FBI investigation, Wiki leaks, etc.) So , to be really really accurate,, Trump is technically the 'apparent" president-elect. He won't be official until the college votes. With the advent of electronic communication, IMO, the electoral college could vote sooner. The timeline for the electoral college vote was to allow voting results reported by horseback to be gathered , determined, and then for the college to ride to their meeting place to vote, which took weeks to accomplish It's tradition is now a little outdated.

Posted by: Jen at November 14, 2016 06:10 AM (Q3CCX)

279 "So according to the google election map, Michigan is still counting votes. WTF, are they waiting for Al Franken to drive over from Minnesota with a car trunk full of ballots? Posted by: OregonMuse" Ummm, is that a trick question ? Yes, what else could it be ?

Posted by: the deplorable sock_rat_eez, stay calm and carry on[/i][/s][/u][/b] at November 14, 2016 06:11 AM (VmIEt)

280 /RINO Bob Corker/


Don't know much about him...just saw pics of him meeting Farage the other day.  maybe in his capacity as a member of foreign relations, not as a try-out

Posted by: runner at November 14, 2016 06:11 AM (c6/9Q)

281 "we have been cooling since 1998 until the Choom's NOAA started fraudulently adjusting the numbers. That is another thing Trump needs to do. Some NOAA people need to go to jail. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party" "adjusting the data" After a lifetime in testing and research you have no idea how those words make my blood boil. In the old-school scientific world that was called "lying", or "cheating" or sometimes "just making this #%&* up". Jail is too good for such scum.

Posted by: the deplorable sock_rat_eez, stay calm and carry on[/i][/s][/u][/b] at November 14, 2016 06:16 AM (VmIEt)

282 "Under our plan, consumers would no longer be limited to coverage options available only in their state. Current law obstructs people from purchasing a plan licensed in another state. Our plan would fix this problem, increasing competition among plans and freeing Americans to purchase plans licensed in other states." --------------------------------------------------------------- Well, before Obama screwed it up, NYS had very few individual health insurance plans available. They were very expensive, because they had to accept pre-existing conditions and offer the same price to all. (Guaranteed issue and Community rating) Thus, there were no catastrophic health plans in NYS at all. The New York State Ledge is controlled by the commies. OTOH, the Connecticut State Ledge is controlled by the insurance companies. (That's where a lot of them are HQ'ed) Connecticut used to offer catastrophic health plans and had a robust individual health insurance market. If I had had the ability to buy Connecticut insurance, I could have saved a ton of money. Though maybe I would have had to complain to the CT Department of Insurance, and sue in CT courts, if anything went wrong. (Not sure) That's how that would work.

Posted by: Oschisms at November 14, 2016 06:25 AM (ZsN9X)

283 Now see, I have a very emotional response to the painting. It is majestic and literally awesome to me ... awe-inspiring. I can feel and smell the cool dampness around the creek, and hear the goats chittering at each other. It makes me wish I was right there with them in the painting. I was raised in the backwoods and natural beauty like that is practically a religious experience for me. I am also a person who doesn't like abstract, surrealistic "modern" type art. I imagine those last two statements have a lot to do with my opinion about this piece, and paintings in general.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor #FreeCthulhu at November 14, 2016 07:50 AM (sOlkG)

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