April 29, 2015

ONT 4-29-15 : Space to Destroy edition [krakatoa]
— Open Blogger

Look, I know: It's not going to be easy following last nights ONT. That was just a brilliant bit of minimalism -- sort of an avante-'tard blend of Andy Warhol and Steven Wright.

All I have today are cheap insults and a pressing need for a shower that, while you won't be able to actually smell, will probably make its influence known in the lingering miasma that is tonight's ONT.

Maetenlock is still away on some "business" trip.

Which is to say he's up to his tits in cheap European vodka, unearned superior attitudes, burning cars, and gypsy ears.

Which is to further say: Just another Wednesday evening.

No telling how long he'll be gone. I've never trusted the guy's judgement to be honest -- I wouldn't be surprised in the least if he ended up sharing a set of Súrsaðir Hrútspungar with a bunch of degenerate icewops before it's all said and done.

You know what they say: once you go Súrsaðir, you never go... whatever, I'm not even going to try. I'm sure those shivering degenerates lament the lack of rhyming words in their frostbitten whores-tongue far more than I ever will.

Let's get on with it. Ace has started his journey over to the L.I.B. dark side. He's trying hard to find an easy exit, but let's face it: divorce is never pretty, and there's no way the petty little bitches that comprise the entirety of the professional left will do any less than demand far more than we would ever care to accede to in a sane world.

So while I applaud the concept of just being quit of it all, let's not pretend that even if an agreement could be hammered out, it's going to cost us a lot more than we likely can anticipate just yet.

Ah, yes, divorce . . . from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.~ Robin Williams

And it will still be worth it.

Why you ask?

Because we will have people like Floyd "Box Truck" Briggs.

I'll take ten of him any day over a hundred soft graduates of "higher" education.

Take today for instance. I made the mistake of offering a counterpoint to prevailing opinion on a sports board. Essentially some idiot on the internet said today would be another "4/16" at Virginia Tech, and the board exploded in righteous indignation, saying whoever did that must be found and prosecuted. To which I suggested it should give us all pause that we are to be prosecuted for such pidly things as a likely drunken post by some anonymous troll. Simple public shaming may be vastly preferable.

I was dealt with harshly by the Kommentariat. Most agreed I had broken the board rules by posting objectionable & offensive content notwithstanding the intercession of the board mod explicitly stating it was not offensive or otherwise awry of the board rules.

It shouldn't surprise me, given most the people on that board are either current or recent college grads, and are thoroughly steeped in the culture of waaah.

All of which goes very neatly with this timely ONN bit.

Idle question prompted by the headlines: Why does an artist need a kickstarter campaign to "reproduce" his old art? Don't get me wrong. I love me some old school D&D. But unless this guy is living out of Michael Moore's dumpster (don't fool yourself -- Fatty McQuadJowl doesn't leave any meat on the bones or Cheeto crumbs in the bag) I just have a hard time understanding why he needs a kickstarter campaign for spending time on what most people would call a "hobby".

This ONT brought to you by the tragedy of child actors.

Add some stuff here that is witty. Something about a fun ball, but try not to suggest the horde should play with your testicles no matter how much you want to. Maet has worked really hard to maintain some sense of decorum, despite the time he intends to spend debuaching himself and the local fauna at Hallgrímur's Randy Reindeer Ranch.


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1 hello?

Posted by: HRH HRC at April 29, 2015 05:10 PM (EQLe+)

2 A hipster Joker. Fucking great.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2015 05:12 PM (mx5oN)

3 This is what I get for reading the post!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 29, 2015 05:12 PM (ftVQq)

4 I coulda been a contendah.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 29, 2015 05:13 PM (rwI+c)

5 What the actual fuck is going on in that top picture?

Posted by: madamemayhem at April 29, 2015 05:13 PM (WPm3x)

6 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2015 05:13 PM (KCxzN)

7 Pineapples of Oppression Is there anything more oppressive to a special little snowflake, aside from a 'lumpy space princess' than... a pineapple? More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8901

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 05:14 PM (0Ew3K)

8 There was a post?

Posted by: Cliff C. at April 29, 2015 05:14 PM (Y9xfZ)

9 instead of a bum, which is what Iyam.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 29, 2015 05:14 PM (rwI+c)

10 First in philanthropy, first on the ONT.

Posted by: HRH HRC at April 29, 2015 05:14 PM (EQLe+)

11 krakatoa, good work

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2015 05:15 PM (KCxzN)

12 And so it begins.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 29, 2015 05:15 PM (TF10X)

13 The sooner we realize the "racial" rift in this country is actually cultural in nature, the sooner we'll start coming up with actual solutions. Here's one hint: Ass-whoopin' mom in Baltimore has the right idea.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 29, 2015 05:15 PM (0bXhD)

14 From the last thread: If you know anyone associated with Camarilla LARPing, and they've been around for an extended period, ask about the "incidents" in SE region atound '01 or so. I was near ground zero of it. Trust me, my contempt for it comes all too honestly. Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at April 29, 2015 10:10 PM (m9V0o) Oooh, storytime!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2015 05:15 PM (10ydV)

15 You guys need a posting schedule. It's weird that Ace let's himself get stomped unless he's a self loathing black guy or self loathing Jewish guy.

Posted by: L, Elle at April 29, 2015 05:16 PM (2x3L+)

16 Kelly Brook. Ho Lee Fuq, even my wife said she'd hit it.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 29, 2015 05:16 PM (xInes)

17 Is there anything more oppressive to a special little snowflake, aside from a 'lumpy space princess' than... a pineapple? Da fuq?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2015 05:16 PM (mx5oN)

18 The best part of the ONT? That he spelled Maet's name wrong.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:17 PM (GEICT)

19 We need to declare the White House a space to destroy. The SJWs get their fun, when do we get ours?

Posted by: rrpjr at April 29, 2015 05:17 PM (s/yC1)

20 The sooner we realize the "racial" rift in this country is actually cultural in nature, the sooner we'll start coming up with actual solutions.

Here's one hint: Ass-whoopin' mom in Baltimore has the right idea.

Posted by: jwpaine


Won't happen until after things get a lot worse.

We are, on most accounts, a fundamentally unserious nation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 05:17 PM (KhFZp)

21 Maetenlock is still away on some "business" trip. That coke's not going to smuggle itself.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 29, 2015 05:18 PM (rwI+c)

22 5 What the actual fuck is going on in that top picture? Posted by: madamemayhem at April 29, 2015 10:13 PM (WPm3x) Wednesday night in Baltimore?

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 29, 2015 05:18 PM (+XMAD)

23 I'm still having trouble with how a destructive Republican Governor, in office less than four months, can destroy all the decades long triumphs of state and national Democrat party initiatives and programs to improve the lot of Baltimore's downtrodden citizens.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 05:18 PM (ftVQq)

24 How is this divorce going to work? We gonna draw circles around the cities and say all you guys inside the circles are high-tax-in-debt-ghey-America and everything outside is sane-America?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 05:19 PM (zauWW)

25 We are, on most accounts, a fundamentally unserious nation. Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 29, 2015 10:17 PM (KhFZp) I wish I were optimistic enough to think you are wrong.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 29, 2015 05:19 PM (0bXhD)

26 Is that dude dragging a hockey stick? ...wait a minute,... ...is that DrewM.?

Posted by: dogfish at April 29, 2015 05:19 PM (jWtyG)

27 Silver teeth? Did Batman curb check the Joker?

Posted by: Naes at April 29, 2015 05:19 PM (YhayY)

28 This is for Ace  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=912DKxD0H1U   A little Tammy Wynette

Posted by: Yip at April 29, 2015 05:20 PM (84SRe)

29 I'm still having trouble with how a destructive Republican Governor, in office less than four months, can destroy all the decades long triumphs of state and national Democrat party initiatives and programs to improve the lot of Baltimore's downtrodden citizens. Posted by: Hrothgar at April 29, 2015 10:18 PM (ftVQq) White cis-genderd straight male privilege, of course! And institutional racism. And Kyriarchy. Andy why do you hate poor Black youths you H8r!

Posted by: Critical Gubernatorial Studies Major (with a minor in arson) at April 29, 2015 05:20 PM (0Ew3K)

30 BTW, protest in NYC now... ift.tt/1EruA9u

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 05:21 PM (0Ew3K)

31 *eyerolls so hard at the national divorce stuff* Although there is something amusing to me, a Southerner, about Ace, a Yankee, having secessionist fantasies.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:21 PM (GEICT)

32 Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 10:19 PM (zauWW) Yeah, that's the problem - there is no neat geographical break - the cities in the red states are (mainly) blue and the rural areas in the blue states are (mainly) red.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 29, 2015 05:22 PM (+XMAD)

33 Hello, ONT

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:22 PM (g7A8i)

34 I expect that Jeff Dee kept getting asked about somehow restoring those old pieces of art that had been lost when TSR spiraled into decay and ruin. And I expect he kept answering, who the hell is going to pay me for that? Finally, someone invented Kickstarter. I have no problem with him basically saying, if people are willing to pay me to redo art that's been lost, I am willing to spend the time on it, but if people are not willing to pay me, then I have better things to do. It's not like my last job didn't involve getting paid to do quite a few things that were against my better judgment.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 29, 2015 05:22 PM (J0IP0)

35 Predictions on the 2016 electoral college if by some change Sanders gets the nomination?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 05:22 PM (0Ew3K)

36 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 10:14 PM (0Ew3K) I'm not sure what I just read, but I am pretty sure I never want to understand it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 29, 2015 05:22 PM (3HxZe)

37 Is that dude dragging a hockey stick? ...wait a minute,... ...is that DrewM.?

Posted by: dogfish


Or justa' photoshop by someone who understands angle of incidence.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 05:22 PM (KhFZp)

38 Maet is probably still in the good Dr. Muellers "shop" in the Frankfurt Airport.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 05:23 PM (20X6f)

39 I just have a hard time understanding why he needs a kickstarter campaign for spending time on what most people would call a "hobby".

There are a couple morons Horde-sourcing their book publishing who can probably explain this better, but shit like keeping a roof over your head, feeding your family, and paying off your Obamacare doesn't leave a lot left for art distribution.

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2015 05:24 PM (rHXGG)

40 35 Predictions on the 2016 electoral college if by some change Sanders gets the nomination? Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 10:22 PM (0Ew3K) They're not going to give the nomination to an old white guy.If not Hill, it'll be Princess Paleface.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 29, 2015 05:24 PM (+XMAD)

41 Is that a baseball bat in helmet-man's left hand?

Posted by: HuuskerDu at April 29, 2015 05:24 PM (gYAkw)

42 >>I'm still having trouble with how a destructive Republican Governor, in office less than four months, can destroy all the decades long triumphs of state and national Democrat party initiatives and programs to improve the lot of Baltimore's downtrodden citizens.
Posted by: Hrothgar


Booosh

Posted by: Stephanie Stoner at April 29, 2015 05:24 PM (sQzB6)

43 Sen. Tom Cotton challenges Iranian Foreign Minister to debate the Constitution: http://hill.cm/RIAW09I

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 05:25 PM (0Ew3K)

44 I thought they were crazy when Ledger was named the Joker for "Dark Knight."


Proved me wrong. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:25 PM (g7A8i)

45 >>> 31 *eyerolls so hard at the national divorce stuff* Although there is something amusing to me, a Southerner, about Ace, a Yankee, having secessionist fantasies. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 10:21 PM (GEICT) I actually take that as a positive sign. Ace is a thoughtful and not an unthinking person. If he could make that hard and sudden a shift to secessionist talk, I think that's a good thing.

Posted by: L, Elle at April 29, 2015 05:25 PM (2x3L+)

46 37 Is that dude dragging a hockey stick? ...wait a minute,... ...is that DrewM.? Posted by: dogfish Or justa' photoshop by someone who understands angle of incidence. It's obviously a tail or something.

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 05:25 PM (xVgrA)

47 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: John Varley at April 29, 2015 05:26 PM (T1005)

48 Predictions on the 2016 electoral college if by some change Sanders gets the nomination? Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 10:22 PM (0Ew3K) They're not going to give the nomination to an old white guy.If not Hill, it'll be Princess Paleface. Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 29, 2015 10:24 PM (+XMAD) Just a hypothetical to elicit visages of Sanders getting electorally curb-stomped.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 05:26 PM (0Ew3K)

49
Is there anything more oppressive to a special little snowflake, aside from a 'lumpy space princess' than... a pineapple?


I think 'abusive ships' is cutesy-speak for 'abusive relationships.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at April 29, 2015 05:26 PM (oVJmc)

50 Wow-wee, Kelly Brook is a knock-out!

Posted by: Anti-socialist at April 29, 2015 05:26 PM (+kznc)

51 And then there are us red dots within the blue city gates, sorta like a Horde Trojan Horse (or Rabbit, if that's your cultural touchstone). I just don't see how a national divorce is possible. Can't we just swing a little and see where the night takes us?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 05:26 PM (KH1sk)

52 I actually take that as a positive sign. Ace is a thoughtful and not an unthinking person. If he could make that hard and sudden a shift to secessionist talk, I think that's a good thing. Posted by: L, Elle at April 29, 2015 10:25 PM (2x3L+) *shrug* Everyone needs a good fantasy life, so good for ace then.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:27 PM (GEICT)

53 How about instead of a divorce, we beat the libs into submission?

Posted by: Mindy at April 29, 2015 05:27 PM (rDgpJ)

54 Isn't that top picture from the ROTC high heels walk from the other day?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 05:27 PM (mvenn)

55 Although there is something amusing to me, a Southerner, about Ace, a Yankee, having secessionist fantasies. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 10:21 PM (GEICT) Maybe he's been eating a lot of Ben and Jerry's: http://vermontrepublic.org/

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 05:28 PM (nL0sw)

56 Can't we just swing a little and see where the night takes us? Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 10:26 PM (KH1sk) *POINTS* One of the many many reasons you people should be coming to NoVaMoMe....Eris will be there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:28 PM (GEICT)

57 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 10:26 PM (0Ew3K) I think we should strongly encourage him to stay in the race as a 3rd party candidate right up until the end, like Nader did.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 29, 2015 05:28 PM (+XMAD)

58 >>>A hipster Joker. Fucking great.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2015 10:12 PM (mx5oN)<<<



He wears a purple onesie, drinks hot cocoa, and his Harley is Lena Dunham. 

Posted by: oh, the huge manatee at April 29, 2015 05:28 PM (1FyZ2)

59 Isn't that top picture from the ROTC high heels walk from the other day? Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 10:27 PM (mvenn) Now that you mention it.....

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 05:28 PM (xVgrA)

60 I wonder,

did Kelly Brooks think through that whole "knits" thing before showing "up" in public?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2015 05:28 PM (t//F+)

61 Yeah, looks like a tail.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:31 PM (g7A8i)

62 I'm still having trouble with how a destructive
Republican Governor, in office less than four months, can destroy all the decades long triumphs of state and national Democrat party initiatives and programs to improve the lot of Baltimore's downtrodden citizens.
Posted by: Hrothgar

Wait till you see what happens if a Republican gets in as President.

The last 8 years of the 21st Century Depression and Kowtowing World Tour will turn out to have been all the fault of whoever occupies the office in Feb/2016.

Not only that but when steps are taken to reign in the catastrophic overspending, the collapse of the Health Care System, The Social Safety Net, the loss of what few Jobs are left, the nosedive on Wall Street, the Devaluation of the Dollar, the explosion of inflation, the sudden and unexpected climb in the unemployment rate, world war III and the Final Rolling Stones Tour will ALL be blamed on the GOP.

And frankly they'll deserve every bit of the criticism as they have aided an abetted the Felon In Office.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:31 PM (zRby/)

63 Helmet dude is probably heading to the beach, now that he has his beach body in shape.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 05:31 PM (mvenn)

64 I think we should strongly encourage him to stay in the race as a 3rd party candidate right up until the end, like Nader did. It's not easy being Green Party

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2015 05:32 PM (W5DcG)

65 "did Kelly Brooks think"


I think women know these things. 


Women?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:32 PM (g7A8i)

66 Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 29, 2015 10:28 PM (+XMAD)

Sanders will split the Democrat/Commie/Unionist vote.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:32 PM (zRby/)

67 Drudge has link to WaPo that has man in police van with Grey banged his head against the wall at least three times. Someone may have pointed it out & I just came here to post it. I'm in the middle of things. Have a great ONT.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2015 05:33 PM (sj3Ax)

68 In the sidebar of the ONN bit, they had this awesome headline: Authorities Believe Man Radicalized While Serving 18 Years In Congress

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 05:33 PM (FcR7P)

69 On a brighter note I had hate chicken for lunch and it was worth the long drive and heavy traffic. That little corner of Weatherford that has a Chik-fil-A has more traffic lights than this whole county.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 05:34 PM (zauWW)

70 Muldoon, that's the second time tonight you've made me really laugh out loud. Thanks! Good night, horde.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 29, 2015 05:35 PM (+XMAD)

71 TPH that special snowflake sounds like someone who stumbled into the dank and terrifying sub-sub-sub-sub-sewers of 4Chan.  It maybe defense mechanisms because of previously caused trauma.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 05:35 PM (B0IEg)

72 Hey BC, any more sacrificial lambs sign up for NoVaMoMee?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 05:35 PM (KH1sk)

73 Mr Gray was killed by Duddits.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 05:36 PM (zauWW)

74 Hey, what happened to the Legos?

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 29, 2015 05:36 PM (ZbCKc)

75 No offense but I'm not going to invest a lot of credibility in a guy in police custody for whatever reason being the source for objective observation of the situation.

Na'mean?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:36 PM (zRby/)

76 "On a brighter note I had hate chicken for lunch and it was worth the long drive and heavy traffic. "


It was a nice day.  You got to drive past the Rattlesnake Ranch place. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:36 PM (g7A8i)

77 72 Hey BC, any more sacrificial lambs sign up for NoVaMoMee? Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 10:35 PM (KH1sk) Not sure, last time Bannion gave us a head count it was mid 20s. LOTS of people waited till last minute last year.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:37 PM (GEICT)

78 Nice not woot woot

Posted by: MH at April 29, 2015 05:37 PM (wDLF7)

79 Kelly Brook...they're real, they're magnificent, and they're very NSFW: http://galeri.uludagsozluk.com/r/kelly-brook-463367/

Posted by: Oedipus sizing up Kelly Brook's Glorious Ta-Tas at April 29, 2015 05:37 PM (CXLVd)

80 Tis not a true cat girl AMV because it omits Uni and me, Nuku Nuku, Ayesha, Meruru, and the Luck Twins to name a few.

https://youtu.be/M0nj160ix28

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 05:37 PM (B0IEg)

81 That little corner of Weatherford that has a Chik-fil-A has more traffic lights than this whole county.>>>

Another instance of govt regulation hurting a small business.

/s

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 05:37 PM (5gToQ)

82 >>>Hey, what happened to the Legos?

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 29, 2015 10:36 PM (ZbCKc)<<<



**pulls Legos out of Joe's nose**


**throws them in trash**

Posted by: DOCTOR! Jill Biden at April 29, 2015 05:37 PM (1FyZ2)

83 Ont dammit

Posted by: MH at April 29, 2015 05:37 PM (wDLF7)

84 Hey, ever since I gained weight I no longer fear the ocean.

(and no "shit floats" jokes either)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:38 PM (zRby/)

85 One of the many many reasons you people should be coming to NoVaMoMe....Eris will be there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 10:28 PM (GEICT)


The rule against edged weapons at the MoMee is going to be in effect, right?

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 05:38 PM (ftVQq)

86 Did you know the Rattlesnake Ranch was kaput?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 05:38 PM (zauWW)

87 The rule against edged weapons at the MoMee is going to be in effect, right? Posted by: Hrothgar at April 29, 2015 10:38 PM (ftVQq) Ummm....for everyone else? Yes. If you think I'm trying to take Eris' from her, you're nuts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:39 PM (GEICT)

88 there is no neat geographical break - the cities in the red states are (mainly) blue and the rural areas in the blue states are (mainly) red. Sure there is. Use the county-level election map. The US loses hardly any territory, and Socialist League of Cities can still have their fun.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 05:39 PM (FcR7P)

89 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2015 05:39 PM (UVfht)

90 OK I might get torn to pieces for this. I know for sure I would some other places.

They pulled a baby alive out of the rubble in Nepal. Twitter going crazy over the "miracle." Which implies divine intervention.

Couldn't God, who is able to save one baby, prevent an earthquake from happening in the first place? And save countless other babies? Not to mention everybody else who died in the quake?

I frankly don't get the "God of miracles" thing.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 29, 2015 05:40 PM (jpc8l)

91 Hrothgar, you are so amusing...  who ever said All Hail Eris needs edged weapons to have fun?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 05:40 PM (B0IEg)

92 This might be of interest to some here: http://tinyurl.com/p5kvvvv

Posted by: Thrawn at April 29, 2015 05:40 PM (wZ2hu)

93 I still can't decide which airport to fly into.  Derp.

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2015 05:40 PM (rHXGG)

94 Maet can have his traveling I'm tired of it

Posted by: MH at April 29, 2015 05:40 PM (wDLF7)

95 "Did you know the Rattlesnake Ranch was kaput?"


No, but it wasn't looking so healthy the last time I was by.   The little RV place not too far away seemed okay. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:40 PM (g7A8i)

96 Floyd is the man. Loved his "I'm not very aerodynamic" comment.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at April 29, 2015 05:41 PM (laMCB)

97 Ooops....off sock.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 05:41 PM (T1005)

98 Drudge has link to WaPo that has man in police van with Grey banged his head against the wall at least three times.

The autopsy and forensics are going to have to tell the tale.

Right now it's going to be difficult to trust what anyone says.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at April 29, 2015 05:41 PM (oVJmc)

99 Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 10:37 PM (5gToQ)

Lived in a town in CT where they allow right turns on reds after a full stop.

The town traffic engineer apparently didn't like the law so he spent millions putting "No Turn On Red" signs on every damn light in town (that's 4 signs per light). No other town had as many. I mean it, EVERY LIGHT had that sign. Even piddly lights out in the middle of nowhere with little traffic or 3 way stops.

I always wanted to start something over that but moved away.

some Traffic Engineer. Spent millions to tie traffic up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:42 PM (zRby/)

100 Vaughn Live is having trouble tonight. I've had the Photon channel open all afternoon and it's been stuck more than 50% of the time.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 05:42 PM (zauWW)

101 Hrothgar, you are so amusing... who ever said All Hail Eris needs edged weapons to have fun?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 10:40 PM (B0IEg)


True, but with edged weapons, I know to extend my safe zone radius by another yard!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 05:42 PM (ftVQq)

102 53 How about instead of a divorce, we beat the libs into submission?

Posted by: Mindy at April 29, 2015 10:27 PM (rDgpJ)



Cut, jib, newsletter....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 05:42 PM (T1005)

103 98 Drudge has link to WaPo that has man in police van with Grey banged his head against the wall at least three times. ----------- When that happens in my van it's time for another burrito run. #HillaryIsJustLikeYou

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at April 29, 2015 05:43 PM (ZbCKc)

104 The autopsy and forensics are going to have to tell the tale. ***** What? All the facts aren't in? Oops. /The Rioters

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 05:43 PM (mvenn)

105 I believe all this political posturing is just a bunch of kabuki. I don't think it matters which evil thief is in the white house. Any of them would gladly bring the full force of our military down on us. Our military may's well go ahead and swear allegiance to whichever baboon has the reddest butt, because none of them believe in the Constitution anymore.
I believe Beck is right about a lot of things. We need to prepare (food, water, ammo, etc.). We need to have a good plan. Our plan should address 'things' turning to crap quickly. Because that's how it will happen. We didn't pay attention to Beck about the progressives and the progressives stole our national government. We damn well better pay attention to Beck about that planning thing because the end is just around the corner.

Posted by: Eromero at April 29, 2015 05:43 PM (go5uR)

106 HOLY COW! Baltimore rioters attempted an IED ATTACK on police?! http://tinyurl.com/pczsfeu

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2015 05:43 PM (F0Cog)

107 So what would happen if Hillary! and Hairy Reed had to share a van?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 05:43 PM (B0IEg)

108 The rule against edged weapons at the MoMee is going to be in effect, right? Posted by: Hrothgar at April 29, 2015 10:38 PM (ftVQq) ---- Whoa. Back up. I was made to understand that full- contact melee was the order of the evening. Next you'll be saying no fire-twirlers or dwarf-tossing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 05:44 PM (KH1sk)

109 some Traffic Engineer. Spent millions to tie traffic up.

I really picked the wrong major...

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2015 05:44 PM (rHXGG)

110 Evening Horde. Today has been one of the stupidest days I have had the misfortune to witness in a long time. So, I'm going to go for a land speed record in the amount of beer I can consume in 3 hours. Anybody want to come along for the ride?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 05:44 PM (3F6F8)

111 For those of you who haven't seen it, you should see Marcus Luttrell's speech at the Reagan library, you should see it. http://tinyurl.com/lbaw3o9 Hell of a story. Also - Tomorrow is 40 years since the fall of Saigon. Another day that will (or should) live in infamy.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 29, 2015 05:44 PM (BZAd3)

112 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 10:43 PM (B0IEg)

They'd BOTH have black eyes?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:45 PM (zRby/)

113 Bonk bonk on the head, bitchez!!!!

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at April 29, 2015 05:45 PM (ZbCKc)

114 dwarf-tossing.?

Have you consulted the Empress on this?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 05:45 PM (B0IEg)

115 True, but with edged weapons, I know to extend my safe zone radius by another yard! Posted by: Hrothgar at April 29, 2015 10:42 PM (ftVQq) *21 feet*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:45 PM (GEICT)

116 Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 29, 2015 10:44 PM (BZAd3)

Saigon didn't fall. It was pushed.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:45 PM (zRby/)

117 "Everyone needs a good fantasy life"

The fantasy is believing there are no consequences for a crushing debt and eventual economic ruin. With half the citizens looking for the government to take more control, having more power and thinking the union will hold together.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 29, 2015 05:45 PM (dItuC)

118 Couldn't God, who is able to save one baby God could do everything. But then, what would be the point?

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 05:46 PM (FcR7P)

119 >>>*21 feet*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 10:45 PM (GEICT)<<<



Just watch that first step...

Posted by: Raylan Givens at April 29, 2015 05:46 PM (1FyZ2)

120 So what would happen if Hillary! and Hairy Reed had to share a van? Depends. Is it Burrito Thursday?

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 05:47 PM (FcR7P)

121 #HillaryIsJustLikeYou

Old, bored and seeking death at every turn?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:47 PM (zRby/)

122 Next you'll be saying no fire-twirlers or dwarf-tossing. Posted by: All Hail Eris **** That leaves open twirling midgets on fire.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2015 05:47 PM (F0Cog)

123 106: TEHY NOT RIOTERZ, THEY IS UPRISEERS....I A PROFESOR AT COLUMBIA!!

Posted by: maRk LamOnt HiLL at April 29, 2015 05:47 PM (20X6f)

124 Today has been one of the stupidest days I have had the misfortune to witness in a long time. So, I'm going to go for a land speed record in the amount of beer I can consume in 3 hours. Anybody want to come along for the ride? Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 10:44 PM (3F6F --- I'm in! But you must tell us the sordid details.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 05:48 PM (KH1sk)

125 "God could do everything. But then, what would be the point?"



Hmmmm.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:48 PM (g7A8i)

126 So what would happen if Hillary! and Hairy Reed had to share a van? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 10:43 PM (B0IEg) They'd peacefully divide up the spoils. IYKWIMAITTYD

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 05:48 PM (0Ew3K)

127 If you don't think all of the bullshit in Baltimore (and now ramping up in NYC) isn't coordinated: http://tinyurl.com/l5pav4e Of course, all you have to do is follow "Anonymous" on twitter to see what's going on with the anarchist set.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 05:48 PM (nL0sw)

128 I was dealt with harshly by the Kommentariat. Most agreed I had broken the board rules by posting objectionable & offensive content notwithstanding the intercession of the board mod explicitly stating it was not offensive or otherwise awry of the board rules.It shouldn't surprise me, given most the people on that board are either current or recent college grads, and are thoroughly steeped in the culture of waaah

These douchebags will soon be running the show. Glad I'm on the back nine of life.

Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at April 29, 2015 05:49 PM (Dwehj)

129 Saigon didn't fall. It was pushed. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 10:45 PM (zRby/) Too true.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 29, 2015 05:49 PM (BZAd3)

130 some Traffic Engineer. Spent millions to tie traffic up.>>>

They are putting "traffic circles" everywhere here. They may make sense in certain places. But why spend big bucks to fuck up intersections in the country that all us recadnecks understand.

The funniest was near me they put one in where it was too small for Semis to navigate because they copied a European one they saw on vacation.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 05:49 PM (5gToQ)

131 Aloha Baltimore Snackbar

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 05:50 PM (zauWW)

132 Oh here we are, here's the ONT

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2015 05:51 PM (2XMpf)

133 They are putting "traffic circles" everywhere here. They may make sense in certain places. But why spend big bucks to fuck up intersections in the country that all us recadnecks understand. Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 10:49 PM (5gToQ) I'm seeing this all over rural Georgia. Went camping a few weeks ago and took backroads to the other side of the state. Ran into four traffic circles in the boonies that were under construction.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 05:51 PM (nL0sw)

134 Evening morons. How fares the horde?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 29, 2015 05:51 PM (Gosad)

135 (Yikes, I just posted this in last night's thread by accident.) Hey everybody. As you know, I got a job (and thanks for all your support!)... but am still looking for something closer/better paying. Have an advice question for the horde. A "sequential resume" format just lists your jobs in the order you got (and left/lost) them, right? From your most recent to least? Just got an email earlier about a job I sent my resume in, and got asked for a "sequential format" resume. Except mine already *is* in sequential format, EXCEPT for the fact that (I admit this is awkward) I've been hired twice by not just one former employer, but two of them. So, I list them as follows on my resume: ACE & CO. - Head Horde Herder January 2007 to March 2008 *and* July 2001 to May 2003 OTHERBLOG CORPORATION - Apprentice Whippersnapper September 2004 to September 2006 *and* July 1996 to June 2000 ...now that I think about it, it can be kinda confusing. Still, I'd think that given everything else is listed sequentially (including these two, by the *most recent periods* I worked there), my experience list would make sense. I dunno.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 05:51 PM (elbY7)

136 Cut, jib, newsletter....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 10:42 PM (T1005)

I have no idea where that came from.

Posted by: Mindy at April 29, 2015 05:52 PM (rDgpJ)

137 That leaves open twirling midgets on fire. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2015 10:47 PM (F0Cog) --- Flaming shots with Dinklage! I'm down with that.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 05:52 PM (KH1sk)

138 Yo horde. Floyd Briggs is awesome. And self-aware. "I was runnin' outta steam pretty quick. I ain't very aerodynamic." Heh. Good on him. If more people stopped saying Not My Problem, Let The Authorities Handle It, we'd be a lot better off in general.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 05:52 PM (e+1S5)

139 did Kelly Brooks think through that whole "knits" thing before showing "up" in public? God, I hope so.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at April 29, 2015 05:52 PM (m9V0o)

140 The population in my town tilts, shall we say, toward the geriatric end of the scale. Traffic circles are comical. There's one old lady up at 12th and Horizon who has been stuck in one since mid-January.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 05:53 PM (mvenn)

141 For everyone who has a Rick Perry crush, this will make you love him even more...

http://tinyurl.com/lbaw3o9

Posted by: lindafell is Cruzin'

Thanks lindafell, Marcus Luttrell was great. I wouldn't have a problem voting for either of them after seeing this.

Posted by: dartist at April 29, 2015 05:53 PM (ahBY0)

142 The starkest example yet came Wednesday, when Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned address condemning the "era of incarceration" ushered in during the 1990s in the wake of her husband's 1994 crime bill -- though she never mentioned him or the legislation by name.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at April 29, 2015 05:53 PM (e8kgV)

143 Did someone say "traffic circle"??? I live not that far from the one in Long Beach, California. For years there was an urban legend that the city planner who designed it... died in a car accident on it. Turned out not to be true. But the thing has always been spooky to navigate. We all know how seriously SoCal drivers take "Yield" signs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 05:54 PM (elbY7)

144 I'm in! But you must tell us the sordid details. Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 10:48 PM (KH1sk) ****** Unfortunately there no one, big, stupid story to tell. It was just like all the Stoopid people in my customer base, at work and on the road decided to put a bullseye on my forehead and fuck with me from Sun up until 10 p.m. 1 tall boy beer down.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 05:54 PM (3F6F8)

145 "I'm seeing this all over rural Georgia."


Seeing this here too.  Not major intersections, just minor ones.  The problem I see is they make them too damn narrow.  They take a circumference that could easy be two lanes and brick at least one lane in.  Tank trucks are dragging trailers across the brick, etc. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:55 PM (g7A8i)

146 Just got an email earlier about a job I sent my resume in, and got asked for a "sequential format" resume. Except mine already *is* in sequential format, EXCEPT for the fact that (I admit this is awkward) I've been hired twice by not just one former employer, but two of them.

You have to spell it out for the HR drones to be able to follow.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2015 05:55 PM (UVfht)

147 Said this earlier:

If I was Bill Clinton, I'd stay out of planes and parks.

The sympathy vote can put a candidate over the hump.

And there's other reasons too.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:55 PM (zRby/)

148 BC, I'm waiting for my aunts cancer diagnosis tomorrow afternoon before I commit to the meet up. I really want to attend but family first always.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2015 05:55 PM (vMap4)

149 LoneStarHeeb, I posted that link 2-3 threads ago, keep up man!! Just joking about keeping up, it's a great story.

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 05:55 PM (xVgrA)

150 I'm seeing this all over rural Georgia. Traffic circles in rural areas will not end well. Learned to drive in dallas, and slowly acclimating myself to rural driving customs. I think laid back rural drivers are less dangerous than aggressive urban drivers but it's a close call. Rural drivers, for reasons I don't understand, do pay attention to traffic lights but signs and stripes on the road are completely ignored.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 05:55 PM (zauWW)

151 Blanco, apparently so. "You what when?? And then you worked where for who?!?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 05:55 PM (elbY7)

152 By "traffic circles" you mean roundabouts?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 05:56 PM (0Ew3K)

153 ...now that I think about it, it can be kinda confusing. Still, I'd think that given everything else is listed sequentially (including these two, by the *most recent periods* I worked there), my experience list would make sense. I dunno. Posted by: qdpsteve Sequential usually means you need to list each of the 'hires' as separate jobs. So: ACE II - OTHERBLOG II - ACE I - OTHERBLOG I -

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 05:56 PM (KhFZp)

154 149 BC, I'm waiting for my aunts cancer diagnosis tomorrow afternoon before I commit to the meet up. I really want to attend but family first always. Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2015 10:55 PM (vMap4) Absolutely. And you guys are in my prayers. All together now Horde........FUCK. CANCER.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 05:56 PM (GEICT)

155 Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 10:54 PM (3F6F **** I'll hoist one with you. At my work they have been piling on the stoopid faster than I can shovel it. Good luck to you.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 05:56 PM (mvenn)

156 "There's one old lady up at 12th and Horizon who has been stuck in one since mid-January."


Well, go get her. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:56 PM (g7A8i)

157 128 These douchebags will soon be running the show. Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at April 29, 2015 10:49 PM (Dwehj) Only until the Muslims take over.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2015 05:56 PM (sdi6R)

158 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 10:54 PM (elbY7)

Is that big drive in theater still open near there?

I loved that circle. Most traffic circles that I've run into tend to be too small.

They're not a bad idea except when some dullard shows up that doesn't know how to drive. Then there's trouble.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 05:57 PM (zRby/)

159 "By "traffic circles" you mean roundabouts?"



Yup.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 05:57 PM (g7A8i)

160 Posted by: Eromero at April 29, 2015 10:43 PM (go5uR)

It really wasn't so long ago that I thought Beck was interesting but a bit extreme. Now I think he was understating the threat to what's left of the country.

I have now seen senior Republican Congresspersons sell out their constituents, I have seen an traitorous US president re-elected and then effectively being given the powers of an emperor, I have seen the US military disgraced by those in command (in both the officer corps and the civilian leadership), I have seen rioters being given carte blanche to destroy their towns with the help of salaried provocateurs, and I have heard my niece (an NYC resident) tell her mother that in the event of  a nuclear event she will not be able to get out in time!

So yes, I think a little planning for TSTHTF time is probably a bit overdue.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 05:57 PM (ftVQq)

161 Weft-cut, thanks. That's what I did, parsed it out like that, then re-sent the resume. We'll see if that helps. Would be a better job. Closer to me, more money (just like I've been wanting).

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 05:57 PM (elbY7)

162 They have a few traffic circles here in AZ. They seem to place them in the worst possible places. Some of the backups I've seen as a result...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2015 05:57 PM (F0Cog)

163 153: Yes

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 05:57 PM (20X6f)

164 My big problem with traffic circles is they generally look like one of Kelly Brooks tits. I get all dicomboobulated and forget where it was I wanted to get too.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 05:58 PM (5gToQ)

165 Rural drivers, for reasons I don't understand, do pay attention to traffic lights but signs and stripes on the road are completely ignored.

There's a roundabout on my commute and in the winter you can see the tire tracks that go straight across it in the snow.

Mostly people just run over and crush the signs, so newbs who approach the intersection have zero guidance.  That's fun.

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2015 05:58 PM (rHXGG)

166 Obviously Muldoon's old lady trapped in the traffic circle is driving a hybrid that has solar panels on top....  and a picnic basket on the back seat with sandwiches.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 05:58 PM (B0IEg)

167 All together now Horde........FUCK. CANCER.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 10:56 PM (GEICT)


Amen!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 05:58 PM (ftVQq)

168 Mark Steyn's roundabout rant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Iy2Lh9RrA

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2015 05:59 PM (rHXGG)

169 It's even funnier when the drivers treat the traffic circle like a four-way stop sign. "Come ahead..." "No, you go first..."

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 05:59 PM (mvenn)

170 Mr Gray was throwing himself against the van walls in order to hurt himself WTF. He severed his own spine. Is that even possible?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 05:59 PM (zOTsN)

171 137 Cut, jib, newsletter....


Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 10:42 PM (T1005)
I have no idea where that came from.

Posted by: Mindy at April 29, 2015 10:52 PM (rDgpJ)




It's a mash-up of http://tinyurl.com/n24ncl5 and http://tinyurl.com/ll9dvdk

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 05:59 PM (T1005)

172 Bitter Clinger, 95% of the drive-in theaters in SoCal are gone. Last one still going that I know about is in Santa Fe Springs, I think near Interstate 5 (and they're only still open because they're constantly hosting swap meets). The Los Altos drive-in that I believe you're reffering to, which was located right next to Worthington Ford on Bellflower Blvd, is long gone. Now a shopping center with a Kmart, Lowes, and the usual suspect fast food places. Nice but rarely very busy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 06:00 PM (elbY7)

173 >>>> Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 29, 2015 10:40 PM (jpc8l) I don't buy into the "God of Miracles" thing either anymore. I just take that to mean that there are a lot of people undecided on matters of faith, applauding this, and looking for a miracle to help them make the decision to believe easily -- or maybe it's a sign that we have a lot of people on the receiving end of miracles that want to say so to encourage others towards faith. My own thought on this is somewhere in the middle. I think maybe that God rarely intervenes Himself directly, and that most "miracles" are wrought by the prayers of ardent believers. Good luck figuring all this out. If you do figure out something definitvely and confidently, let me know. I mean this sincerely.

Posted by: L, Elle at April 29, 2015 06:00 PM (2x3L+)

174 Traffic circle.
Roundabout.
Speak English.

Posted by: Moron who knows they are called "rotaries" at April 29, 2015 06:00 PM (1FyZ2)

175 All together now Horde........FUCK. CANCER. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 10:56 PM (GEICT) Somewhere on the internet, there is a picture of someone literally doing that...

Posted by: The /b/ Hat at April 29, 2015 06:00 PM (0Ew3K)

176 >>>All together now Horde........FUCK. CANCER. This. And thanks again, BC.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 06:00 PM (e+1S5)

177 When I moved here in PA, I found that many people have this habit of coming to a four way stop and then waiting until YOU get there too and then going ahead.

I guess out in the boonies it's a wise thing to wait and see if someone's going to stop but sometimes . . .

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 06:01 PM (zRby/)

178 old lady trapped in the traffic circle is driving a hybrid that has solar panels on top.... and a picnic basket on the back seat with sandwiches. **** Okay, I may have exaggerated just a teensy bit. Good night good people. Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at April 29, 2015 06:01 PM (mvenn)

179 Hugs BC. I could use s break and I would love to meet everyone.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2015 06:01 PM (vMap4)

180 BC, oh and agreed re the Traffic Circles. They breed fear in a lot of drivers.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 06:01 PM (elbY7)

181 I feel your pain, MWNP. *hoists mead* Huzzah to the Horde, who shall endure and prevail!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 06:01 PM (KH1sk)

182 New Jersey has jug handles.cause you literally cannot take a left turn

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:02 PM (zOTsN)

183 All together now Horde........FUCK. CANCER. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion Word.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at April 29, 2015 06:02 PM (m9V0o)

184 "So yes, I think a little planning for TSTHTF time is probably a bit overdue."


It's a scary thing.  I have it forefront but not as much as many.  For many in the cities it's a non-starter. 

GOP is fcuking us over.  

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 06:02 PM (g7A8i)

185 I feel your pain, MWNP. *hoists mead* Huzzah to the Horde, who shall endure and prevail! Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 11:01 PM (KH1sk) ****** Awesome. Let's get this hump day party started.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 06:03 PM (3F6F8)

Posted by: irongraampa at April 29, 2015 06:03 PM (jeCnD)

187 With the barbed cock of satan

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:03 PM (zOTsN)

188 New Jersey has jug handles.cause you literally cannot take a left turn Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 11:02 PM (zOTsN) So, no NASCAR in Jersey

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2015 06:03 PM (ynQIy)

189 WTF. He severed his own spine. Is that even possible? Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 10:59 PM (zOTsN) I imagine it is if the stories of him having what sounds like a pretty severe spinal injury already are true.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 06:03 PM (GEICT)

190 This seems appropriate. XTC's "English Roundabout": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k05agPAMRhE I've been on an XTC kick lately.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 06:04 PM (KH1sk)

191

Miasma    ---

 

Good word.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:04 PM (MDgS8)

192 Washington Post Freddie Gray was trying to injure himself.
http://tinyurl.com/oucd3o4

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 29, 2015 06:04 PM (HV+oZ)

193 Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 11:02 PM (zOTsN)

That's what they call those?

I always thought; "that's expensive AND shows how stupid they think the drivers are that they can't manage a left hand turn?

Or is it the roads are too narrow for a turn lane?

I dunno. Seems a waste of space to me.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 29, 2015 06:04 PM (zRby/)

194 This song wasn't much of a hit at all in 1983, but shoulda been IMHO. I personally like it much better than any of Jennifer Warnes' duets that she performed (and, I would assume, was able to retire on) later in the 1980s. The "big hit" from Twilight Zone: The Movie... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21SFXSxQOGA

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 06:05 PM (elbY7)

195 So... I guess we should be starting a pool about where that crippled and tumbling Russian spacecraft is going to come down.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2015 06:05 PM (sdi6R)

196 I could use s break and I would love to meet everyone. Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2015 11:01 PM (vMap4) And we would all love to meet you! Putting faces to nics is one of the greatest things ever. You never ever fail to be surprised by someone.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 06:05 PM (GEICT)

197 Miasma --- Good word. Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 11:04 PM (MDgS Oh, so you were on the bean taco thread earlier today......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (ynQIy)

198 This seems appropriate. XTC's "English Roundabout": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k05agPAMRhE I've been on an XTC kick lately. Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 11:04 PM (KH1sk) You want a roundabout song? Here is the roundabout song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M

Posted by: The Political Yes at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (0Ew3K)

199 I don't understand the roads in New Jersey. In Texas we have access roads and turnaround lanes. In NJ you have to drive 5 miles out of your way to turn onto the road you need.

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (xVgrA)

200 Somewhere on the internet, there is a picture of someone literally doing that... Johnny Cochran. Maybe the only person in the whole history of the disease who deserved it

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo says don't judge me at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (AVEe1)

201 Evening. Roundabouts, hate them. Period. BV, love it. Thanks, I'll have another. Anybody see the Orioles game? Hahaha. Bartender?

Posted by: fairweatherbill at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (o/3Hk)

202 Attn: All Stations
Subj: Merovign hospital stay.

Merovign is back home, released from the hospital, to recuperate.  Says he will try to pop onto AoSHQ.

End Msg.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (B0IEg)

203 NJ's jughandles are mostly in the southern part of the state.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (DU875)

204 The Race Riots are over some snitch for the man committing suicide.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (HV+oZ)

205 CIRCLES! they just put in NEW ones - here in PA! so we've officially gone full retard in like nowheresville Kennett Square. wtf there are no cars on 52 why did we need a traffic circle?!?! the horses will get dizzy oh and apropos of nothing, I LOVE DOGS but if I hear one more fucking person say "furbaby" I will choke a bitch

Posted by: UppityOrchid at April 29, 2015 06:06 PM (mJUSR)

206

Speaking of the tragedy  of child actors.

 

The little girl  from the Partridge Family  died.   52. 

 

RIP    lady who was Partridge Family girl.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:07 PM (MDgS8)

207 (stares in bewilderment at smartphone)


What the f*ck is "full-contact Lego"?

Posted by: Kelly Brook at April 29, 2015 06:07 PM (62Rht)

208 Oh, so you were on the bean taco thread earlier today...... Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2015 11:06 PM (ynQIy) ***** Miasma means swamp gas? I did not know that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 06:07 PM (XrHO0)

209 Merovign is back home, released from the hospital, to recuperate. Says he will try to pop onto AoSHQ. End Msg. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 11:06 PM (B0IEg) Good news!

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 06:07 PM (0Ew3K)

210 Excellent news about Merovign!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 06:07 PM (GEICT)

211 My brother had a very bad spine, several old injuries resulted in sharp calcification that was narrowing the path for the spinal cord and damaging it. He fell a lot. When they finally' figured out what was going on he had a 11 hour spinal surgery. They said before the surgery that if he fell again the calcifications could sever his spine. He was way older than mr gray however

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:07 PM (zOTsN)

212 so what do you guys think will happen tomorrow in the draft? everyone up here is kind of sickly fascinated with what Chip is gonna do

Posted by: UppityOrchid at April 29, 2015 06:08 PM (mJUSR)

213 Wow! Scanning the earlier posts all I can say is I'm glad I spent the day with a good book. Well, ok it was binge watching a TV series but that just about the same thing, right?

Posted by: Jerry Midlist at April 29, 2015 06:08 PM (+8UGs)

214 Yay Merovign!

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2015 06:08 PM (sdi6R)

215 I thought miasma was the pain caused by internally trapped swamp gas.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 06:08 PM (zauWW)

216 196 So... I guess we should be starting a pool about where that crippled and tumbling Russian spacecraft is going to come down. Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2015 11:05 PM (sdi6R) ---- Chelyabinsk!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (KH1sk)

217 >>>Rural drivers, for reasons I don't understand, do pay attention to traffic lights but signs and stripes on the road are completely ignored. So true. Also, yielding whilst making a left turn just isn't a thing here. And stop signs are looked at mostly as suggestions, and not particularly good ones. Speed limits? Pffft. 45 in a 70? Cool. 55 through a residential neighborhood? No problem. I almost prefer the non-stop aggressiveness of city driving. At least then, you know the rules: highways, it's every man for himself, the weak get trampled. Neighborhoods, 25 means 25.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (e+1S5)

218

Oh, so you were on the bean taco thread earlier today......

 

 

 

I  know  nothing of these   alleged   "bean tacos."

 

I only know I like tacos.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (MDgS8)

219 yeah great news about Mr Merovign! I needed some good news this week that's for sure

Posted by: UppityOrchid at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (mJUSR)

220 Jug handles go up into Morris and Middlesex counties at least

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (zOTsN)

221
  Change part of our culture?

   Get rid of the Great Society.

    End the morass of entitlements and subsidies.

   As  in "here is a job--it pays enough to live on IF you live within the means it provides".

    Don't want to work?

   Then go die.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (jeCnD)

222 "In Texas we have access roads and turnaround lanes"


In most states you don't have access roads.  You have to access the IH to get around town. 


That's lazy bullshit but it happened in Georgia all the time.  You separate local and non-local traffic and that seems clear but too many states don't understand that. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (g7A8i)

223 Roundabouts, contractors, politicians, tax dollars, meddlesome nanny crap.

Posted by: davidt at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (/+zDJ)

224 The Political Yes>>>

Went looking for a link to that but you beat me.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:09 PM (5gToQ)

225 Nice job, Obama - one of the Nork's known reactors might be back online again. http://tinyurl.com/lywcfm7

Posted by: Thrawn at April 29, 2015 06:10 PM (wZ2hu)

226 Yeah, I heard the Orioles had record attendance today.

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 06:10 PM (xVgrA)

227 Yeah, I heard the Orioles had record attendance today. hell at least they made the phils' attendance look better

Posted by: UppityOrchid at April 29, 2015 06:10 PM (mJUSR)

228 Cheers Mero!

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:11 PM (zOTsN)

229 What gender pronouns does Merovign prefer post surgery?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 06:11 PM (zauWW)

230 Traffic circles only make sense under two conditions: 1 . Light to moderate traffic 2. A licensing system that is more involved than a simple maturity / hand-eye coordination test. In any other circumstance, it should be ... *BONG RIP* Circumscribed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 06:11 PM (KhFZp)

231 >>>I imagine it is if the stories of him having what sounds like a pretty severe spinal injury already are true. ISWYDT. Newest reports, from the other prisoner in the van, are that he tried to rough himself up for a brutality claim. If true, he did a hell of a job. As always, 24 hour rule is in effect.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 06:12 PM (e+1S5)

232 My first venture on a traffic circle was in the UK. I was driving a bunch of drunks home in an American car (Ford I think), that had no brakes and terrible steering. The best thing about the drive is that it was 4am on a Sunday and nobody was on the road. I was just guessing. I was happy to get back to base alive.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 06:12 PM (20X6f)

233 It's a mash-up of http://tinyurl.com/n24ncl5 and http://tinyurl.com/ll9dvdk

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 10:59 PM (T1005)


Thanks, Cthulhu.  *blushes*

I meant, I have no idea what inspired me to say that.


Posted by: Mindy at April 29, 2015 06:12 PM (rDgpJ)

234 I love the turn around lane. That's genius

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:12 PM (zOTsN)

235 This is interesting: color photographs... from 1913. Autochrome process. http://tinyurl.com/pwly62n

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 06:12 PM (elbY7)

236 What gender pronouns does Merovign prefer post surgery? Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 11:11 PM (zauWW) sith/siths/sithself?

Posted by: Palpatine's Hat at April 29, 2015 06:13 PM (0Ew3K)

237 The Traffic Circles in DC are the best. Always entertaining and hair raising because half of the people trying to navigate them are tourists who A) don't know where they are going, and B) don't know how the circles work. Comedy ensues. I could hang out at the Dupont Circle for hours just watching the mayhem

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 06:13 PM (fLKzW)

238 Here is the roundabout song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M Posted by: The Political Yes at April 29, 2015 11:06 PM (0Ew3K) ---- Nice. Is that a crossbow hovering over the Earth?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 06:13 PM (KH1sk)

239 Mero prefers xer

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:13 PM (zOTsN)

240 SpongeBobSaget,

Dark Lord of the Sith works just fine.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 06:14 PM (B0IEg)

241 so what do you guys think will happen tomorrow in the draft? We should go to an all-volunteer NFL.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 06:14 PM (FcR7P)

242 There are jug handles in Bergen county too. That's in north NJ.

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 06:14 PM (xVgrA)

243 God bless Merovign. Speedy recovery.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2015 06:14 PM (vMap4)

244 Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 11:09 PM (zOTsN)

Well Middlesex is Central Jersey, and while Morris is considered North Jersey, I'm from Bergen and traffic circles up here are as rare as guys who think Lena Dunham is hot.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:14 PM (DU875)

245 We should go to an all-volunteer NFL. pretty funny! applies probably to the Ravens nowadays

Posted by: UppityOrchid at April 29, 2015 06:14 PM (mJUSR)

246 They have a few traffic circles here in AZ.
They seem to place them in the worst possible places.
Some of the backups I've seen as a result...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2015 10:57 PM (F0Cog)



They have three of them in quick succession in the sleepy little town of Wickenburg. Why, I don't understand. Main thing to remember about traffic circles, once in them, you have the left of way. Traffic entering from your right has to yield to you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (62Rht)

247 245!!!

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (MNryZ)

248 fuck

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (MNryZ)

249

All  I care is the Raiders getting  Leonard Williams at 4.

 

Or failing that  Amari Cooper.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (MDgS8)

250 Bergen has jug handles. Any more north and you are in NY

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (zOTsN)

251 Texas turn around lanes are cool. The "one mile before your cross-street exit" is taking some getting used to.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (ynQIy)

252 OK I might get torn to pieces for this. I know for sure I would some other places.

They pulled a baby alive out of the rubble in Nepal. Twitter going crazy over the "miracle." Which implies divine intervention.

Couldn't God, who is able to save one baby, prevent an earthquake from happening in the first place? And save countless other babies? Not to mention everybody else who died in the quake?

I frankly don't get the "God of miracles" thing.


I'll start by saying that while I have experienced what I consider miracles first hand, as in someone's body being healed in a way that I was able to feel with my hand as it happened, I share your disdain for referring to events like that as miracles, per se.

I take a pretty Arminian view of the way God and Man interact in this world, and hold that sin and death came here at our own choosing. (I would note that in Genesis when God announces the consequences of the fall to Adam, Eve, and Satan, He doesn't duck His own part). So it's a fallen world, and we are told that all of creation is suffering under the effects of that fall.

To grossly simplify my view, there is something of the way God created the world that requires Him to intervene in limited ways in order for us to truly have free will. And not just us, but other created beings as well. All those choices have impact, and if they don't have impact, then we aren't really exercising free will. I get that a natural disaster is a different category than allowing the consequences of a single actor to have effect, but not entirely, if they are the ongoing effect of sin entering the world through the choice of a single actor.

The if and when of how God does intervene is still mysterious to me, even having experienced it. But I see a world caught in a spiritual war in which God does still contend and does still save, and where I don't have enough information to make a judgement as to why or why not in any given instance. And I still think that some events are circumstantial, so that arguing a miracle for something that can be explained another way is not, in my perspective, convincing.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (+fJ+k)

253 >>Mr Gray was throwing himself against the van walls in order to hurt himself

WTF. He severed his own spine. Is that even possible? Posted by: ThunderB

Yes, especially if the vehicle took a lurch in right direction as he threw himself against the side.

Posted by: Aviator at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (sQzB6)

254 Oh, and Dupont Circle is two circles in one. There is an outer circle and an inner circle. Smashtacular

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 06:15 PM (fLKzW)

255 *BONG RIP*

You probably shouldn't be doing that while driving.  Traffic circles or not.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2015 06:16 PM (UVfht)

256

Actually it is an all volunteer  league.

 

With a draft.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:16 PM (MDgS8)

257 For Traffic circle spending. If the intersection has had deaths maybe. But they are spending money on intersections that never had a real problem just so we can be European. while ignoring real dangerous traffic areas. So govt as normal.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:16 PM (5gToQ)

258 >>>NJ's jughandles are mostly in the southern part of the state. an abomination against god and man Fixt for accuracy. Fucking weirdos won't let me pump my own gas, won't let me make a left turn, won't let me buy a beer at a restaurant (but I can bring my own). WTAF? grumblegrumblegrumble.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 06:16 PM (e+1S5)

259 Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 11:14 PM (xVgrA)

There's a couple of jughandles on Rt 17 in the Hasbrouck Heights area.  There was an (in)famous one at the intersection of River St. and Rt 46 in Little Ferry but they've been under the process of doing away with that one. Traffic there is a nightmare during the construction.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:17 PM (DU875)

260 "All I care is the Raiders...."


And hope ended right there. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 06:17 PM (g7A8i)

261 And traffic circles are just bad  engineering.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:17 PM (MDgS8)

262 color photographs... from 1913. Autochrome process. http://tinyurl.com/pwly62n That was pretty cool.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 06:17 PM (FcR7P)

263 238: never been to the one at DuPont but I have been to the one near Memorial Bridge many times. Tour buses are the worst.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 06:18 PM (20X6f)

264 Fixt for accuracy. Fucking weirdos won't let me pump my own gas, won't let me make a left turn, won't let me buy a beer at a restaurant (but I can bring my own). WTAF? grumblegrumblegrumble. Posted by: DC in River City at April 29, 2015 11:16 PM (e+1S5) *shrugs* It's Jersey.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Team Bannion at April 29, 2015 06:18 PM (GEICT)

265 The dead guy in Baltimore was born in 1990 or so. He supposedly got a lead paint eating settlement at one time lead paint was banned in 77 or 78 how the fuck does a settlement happen except for crooked lawyers/juries/courts???

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:18 PM (MNryZ)

266  "All I care is the Raiders...."


And hope ended right there.
   Ricardo......I hate u. 

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:18 PM (MDgS8)

267 Jug handles are how we test for outsiders When I moved to Texas I realized I had forgotten how to pump gas

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:18 PM (zOTsN)

268 I could hang out at the Dupont Circle for hours just watching the mayhem

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 11:13 PM (fLKzW)



Dupont (NOT DuPont) Circle is special because it's a double traffic circle.  There's an inner circle and an outer circle.  And lots of traffic lights.  But you can screw yourself up easily if you don't know what you're doing.


The movie "The American President" with Douglas and Bening had several jokes about Dupont Circle.  My mom had seen it a few times so she wondered what it was like.  I drove my folks around it.  They were stunned.  And living in Canada, they're used to regular traffic circles.


But yeah, a lot of people don't know how to navigate them.  Another adventurous one is the circle on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge, near Arlington Cemetery.

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 06:18 PM (TEpA2)

269 Hi all, Thanks for the great ONT krak! What have you been talking about for the last 230 posts? I've gotta get another drink, can you save me some time? . T

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2015 06:19 PM (o/90i)

270 Jersey also has toll booths, and they heard you like toll booths so much that they put toll booths in your toll booths so you can toll booth while you toll booth.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:19 PM (DU875)

271 They have three of them in quick succession in the sleepy little town of Wickenburg. Why, I don't understand. Main thing to remember about traffic circles, once in them, you have the left of way. Traffic entering from your right has to yield to you. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon **** Been thru those. No idea why they put them there. Completely unnecessary.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 29, 2015 06:19 PM (F0Cog)

272

Dupont (NOT DuPont) Circle is special because it's a double traffic circle. There's an inner circle and an outer circle. And lots of traffic lights. But you can screw yourself up easily if you don't know what you're doing.

 

 

Spectacularly  bad enigineering.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:19 PM (MDgS8)

273 Lots of old houses on the east coast have lead paint. Lead in the varnish too

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:20 PM (zOTsN)

274 He supposedly got a lead paint eating settlement at one time lead paint was banned in 77 or 78 how the fuck does a settlement happen except for crooked lawyers/juries/courts??? Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 11:18 PM (MNryZ) The landlord never repainted, perhaps?

Posted by: The Pb Hat at April 29, 2015 06:20 PM (0Ew3K)

275 puddleglum, I posted 269 before I saw your comment at 264, so don't take it as a critique of your spelling.  But we both had the same thoughts about the circle near Memorial Bridge.

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 06:21 PM (TEpA2)

276 >>>Lots of old houses on the east coast have lead paint. Lead in the varnish too Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 11:20 PM (zOTsN) he ate a house? who doesn't tell a kid to stop eating paint?

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:21 PM (MNryZ)

277 >>>lead paint was banned in 77 or 78 how the fuck does a settlement happen except for crooked lawyers/juries/courts??? It was banned for new construction or application. It was pretty much everywhere, and my old company is still making a ton of coin identifying it and removing it in the Balt-DC area. Shockingly, some landlords in low rent areas weren't exactly scrupulous in following all the latest decrees from their betters in the EPA.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 06:21 PM (e+1S5)

278 You probably shouldn't be doing that while driving. Traffic circles or not. Posted by: Blanco Basura IF I could do it while driving and replying to AoSHQ threads, I'd deserve to be Caesar Augustus of the Post-modern world. But guess what ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 06:22 PM (KhFZp)

279 His crackwhore mom?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 29, 2015 06:22 PM (HV+oZ)

280 Round about traffic circle We had a perfectly acceptable three way intersection that worked just fine. But then there was that terrible economic collapse in aught eight and Obama had all those shovel ready projects to put people back to work. So.. there was a federal grant that went to union road contractors to chance the perfectly acceptable three way into something that vaguely resembles a traffic circle while essentially changing everything into a three way yield to traffic coming from your left. It's still a three way but now you don't have to stop. In two directions you can drive straight through while crossing left turn traffic dares you to hit them. Right turns are unencumbered except for the straight through traffic. And basically everyone is in conflict with everyone else and everyone has to yield the right of way to other traffic. True Story.

Posted by: Jerry Midlist at April 29, 2015 06:22 PM (+8UGs)

281 Heck, asbestos litigation is still a thing so go figure.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:22 PM (DU875)

282 Lots of old houses on the east coast have lead paint. Lead in the varnish too Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 11:20 PM (zOTsN) ****** Well, sure. Those of us who grew up without drool bibs to age 25 or so just kinda made it a point not to eat any part of our houses.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 06:22 PM (3F6F8)

283 If the next Presdent is a Conservative, say Ted Cruz, and he wants to shift the USA way to the right, the GOP House and Senate will give him the most shit.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 06:23 PM (MQEz6)

284 "Ricardo......I hate u."


I'm sure the Raiders will be great this year. 


*Pats on shoulder, backs away*



If it's any consolation I think the Queerboys will be the same. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 06:23 PM (g7A8i)

285 Iasonas, I'm from Texas. My husbands dad lives in Bergen county. I won't drive in NJ. I don't get the not being able to pump your own gas thing??? I thought someone was f'ing with me the first time I heard about it. WTF?

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 06:23 PM (xVgrA)

286 Paint flakes. Chewing on a bannister. It happens

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:23 PM (zOTsN)

287 276: Eh, I'm a transplant (moved her in 97). Dupont it is then. The circle at Memorial Bridge isn't difficult. Just dangerous. Especially with an oncoming ramp from GW Parkway and everybody racing up on it. Just yell BONZAI and hit the accelerator.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 06:23 PM (20X6f)

288 The outer circle is for local traffic that want to catch 19th, New Hampshire or P St while the inner circle is for Massachussetts Ave thru traffic. Counter intuitive really. I still get confused at times and I have driven that thing hundreds of times.

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 06:23 PM (fLKzW)

289 so what do you guys think will happen tomorrow in the draft?



ESPN will go from months of pre-draft commentary to months of post-draft commentary with previews of next year, nearly every hour of the day that they aren't showing live sports?

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 06:23 PM (TEpA2)

290 Historic homes have plenty of lead paint

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:24 PM (zOTsN)

291 Grew up in a house built in the 1920s. I never chewed on the window sills. But then again I had a great mom who never let us go hungry even if she did force us to eat some things kids today would be appalled at. Like Cow tongue, liver...

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:25 PM (5gToQ)

292 Dem run cities are mostly peaceful tonight. Yay!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 29, 2015 06:25 PM (XAFOu)

293

*Pats on shoulder, backs away*

 

No touching....No touch....

 

::Clark  Griswold::

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:25 PM (MDgS8)

294 Posted by: TexasDan at April 29, 2015 11:15 PM (+fJ+k) One explanation is there is no intervention. The baby found in the rubble is a miracle of chance, nothing more.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 06:25 PM (MQEz6)

295 Little toddlers teethe

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:25 PM (zOTsN)

296 Posted by: DC Also just because you are in the right lane doesn't mean someone isn't passing you on the right. Gotta check the blind spot before turning right. Someone might be driving beside you on the sidewalk or out in the ditch.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 29, 2015 06:25 PM (zauWW)

297 Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 11:23 PM (xVgrA)

The gas pumping thing has been that way my whole life. Apparently it's some job creation thing. If it was up to me it would be gone in a heartbeat. I don't have the patience to wait for the one lazy attendant to finish jerking around and finally take my payment so I can get on with my day.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:26 PM (DU875)

298 "No touching....No touch...."



Sorry.  Forgot. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 06:26 PM (g7A8i)

299 Night everyone.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2015 06:26 PM (B0IEg)

300 anyone know if any draftee could not bench the 225? I saw something that the new standards needed linemen to bench 315 for reps, since 225 is way less than body weight for a lot of linemen anyway

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:27 PM (MNryZ)

301 288 276: Eh, I'm a transplant (moved her in 97). Dupont it is then. The circle at Memorial Bridge isn't difficult. Just dangerous. Especially with an oncoming ramp from GW Parkway and everybody racing up on it. Just yell BONZAI and hit the accelerator. Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 11:23 PM (20X6f) I love the bike/run trail between Memorial Bridg and 95. No, no accident waiting to happen.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 29, 2015 06:28 PM (XAFOu)

302 Couldn't God, who is able to save one baby, prevent an earthquake from happening in the first place? And save countless other babies? Not to mention everybody else who died in the quake?

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 29, 2015 10:40 PM (jpc8l)

**************

Completely fair and reasonable questions. I remember audibly shouting at the top of my lungs at Him after Sandy Hook. I may have even used some questionable language.


I don't know.


I just trust Him.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at April 29, 2015 06:28 PM (yxw0r)

303 So traffic circles are built by governments who are under the influence of the auto repair shop lobby?

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2015 06:28 PM (sdi6R)

304

Anywhoooo....

 

Who you got  Ricardo?

 

In the draft I mean.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2015 06:28 PM (MDgS8)

305 Some autistic kids go through a phase where they chew all kinds of non foods. The fronts of their shirts for instance

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:28 PM (zOTsN)

306 Lots of old houses on the east coast have lead paint. Lead in the varnish too

I just can't imagine a kid chewing the paint off of door mouldings. Then again we have Choo Choo Biden so who knows.

Posted by: dartist at April 29, 2015 06:28 PM (ahBY0)

307 He supposedly got a lead paint eating settlement at one time lead paint was banned in 77 or 78 how the fuck does a settlement happen except for crooked lawyers/juries/courts??? Posted by: I'm a drinker I find the argument bullshit top to bottom, but were I arguing for it, check this out: It was banned but unscrupulous suppliers sold supplies of lead paint for years after the ban to dirty, racist contractors! Ipso facto, bingo-bango-bongo, where's our multi-million class action suit pay out?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 06:28 PM (KhFZp)

308 >>>who doesn't tell a kid to stop eating paint?
Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 11:21 PM (MNryZ)<<<



Mmmm, paint chips. They're great in cookies.

Posted by: Joe Biden (paint chip and paste conoisseur at April 29, 2015 06:29 PM (1FyZ2)

309 >>>The gas pumping thing has been that way my whole life. Apparently it's some job creation thing.... Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 11:26 PM (DU875) that's the ticket, create a bunch of gas pumper jobs for electoral victory eleventy!!!

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:29 PM (MNryZ)

310 The outer circle is for local traffic that want to catch 19th, New Hampshire or P St while the inner circle is for Massachussetts Ave thru traffic. Counter intuitive really. I still get confused at times and I have driven that thing hundreds of times.

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 11:23 PM (fLKzW)



Then there's the thru lanes for Connecticut Avenue that go underneath the circle (although you can get on Connecticut if you end up in the outer circle).


So much of Dupont Circle is knowing what lane you need to be in, and hoping for forgiveness from other drivers if you screw up.  For the latter, hope for the best.

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 06:29 PM (TEpA2)

311 Are there any people who suck cock by choice in the draft this year?

Posted by: Bob Costas at April 29, 2015 06:30 PM (HV+oZ)

312 If the next Presdent is a Conservative, say Ted Cruz, and he wants to shift the USA way to the right, the GOP House and Senate will give him the most shit. Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 11:23 PM (MQEz6) The best outcome would be for Breyer, Ginsberg, Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas to leave the court and be replaced by young hard-core conservatives. Fun for decades (or until they're sent to the Gulags)...

Posted by: The Judicial Hat at April 29, 2015 06:30 PM (0Ew3K)

313 Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 11:23 PM (xVgrA) What's hilarious is seeing New Jerseyites that have ventured out of state for the first time trying to figure out how to operate a gas pump.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 06:30 PM (nL0sw)

314 I don't know. I just trust Him. Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at April 29, 2015 11:28 PM (yxw0r) ********** Faith. It's a funny thing. The last time my father in Law saw his Father at Auschwitz he asked him where God was. His reply was beautiful. He said "Son, if this is what God wants, who are we to question?" Something that stays with you....

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 06:31 PM (fLKzW)

315 That was me. Like I was from another planet

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:31 PM (zOTsN)

316 *swills dregs of mead* Goodnight Horde.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 29, 2015 06:31 PM (KH1sk)

317 Maybe thinking RB. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 06:31 PM (g7A8i)

318 Are there any people who suck cock by choice in the draft this year? You mean in the broadcast booth, Bob?

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 06:31 PM (FcR7P)

319 Oregon is another state that won't let you pump your own gas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2015 06:31 PM (62Rht)

320 Oregon is another state that won't let you pump your own gas. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2015 11:31 PM (62Rht) this is true

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:32 PM (MNryZ)

321 Pumping gas isn't hard. I think I could do it better than many of the guys who I am required by law to let do it for me while I wait for unnecessarily long periods of time.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:33 PM (DU875)

322 What's hilarious is seeing New Jerseyites that have ventured out of state for the first time trying to figure out how to operate a gas pump. Country singer, Or waiting for someone to do it and then honking for the attendant.

Posted by: lindafell is cruzin' at April 29, 2015 06:33 PM (xVgrA)

323 >>>who doesn't tell a kid to stop eating paint? It's not eating paint that's the problem, it's the kid touching the window sill, getting some paint dust on his fingers and then sticking his law in his mouth. For an adult, lead paint is essentially harmless, but for a kid it doesn't take much to cause damage.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 06:33 PM (e+1S5)

324 >>>who doesn't tell a kid to stop eating paint? It's not eating paint that's the problem, it's the kid touching the window sill, getting some paint dust on his fingers and then sticking his law in his mouth. For an adult, lead paint is essentially harmless, but for a kid it doesn't take much to cause damage.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 06:33 PM (e+1S5)

325 Mr Gray was throwing himself against the van walls in order to hurt himself WTF. He severed his own spine. Is that even possible? Posted by: ThunderB Yes, especially if the vehicle took a lurch in right direction as he threw himself against the side. Posted by: Aviator at April 29, 2015 11:15 PM What I'm not seeing discussed is that he had spinal fusion surgery 10 days before the incident. If he had spinal fusion surgery and bashed his about maybe he was at fault? Is this true or am I buying some crazy BS?

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2015 06:33 PM (o/90i)

326 276: Eh, I'm a transplant (moved her in 97). Dupont it is then. The circle at Memorial Bridge isn't difficult. Just dangerous. Especially with an oncoming ramp from GW Parkway and everybody racing up on it. Just yell BONZAI and hit the accelerator.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 11:23 PM (20X6f)





I've been here less time than you.  But yes, the GW Parkway ramp makes things even more interesting.  The signage doesn't help much, either.




I love the bike/run trail between Memorial Bridg and 95. No, no accident waiting to happen.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 29, 2015 11:28 PM (XAFOu)



Do you mean the Mount Vernon trail along the GW Parkway?  As in pedestrians trying to cross the road?

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 06:33 PM (TEpA2)

327 The gas pumping thing has been that way my whole life. Apparently it's some job creation thing. If it was up to me it would be gone in a heartbeat. I don't have the patience to wait for the one lazy attendant to finish jerking around and finally take my payment so I can get on with my day. Posted by: Iasonas Not until only recently were the incidents of gas station fires uncommon. There really was a reason for keeping the average driver away from the pump statistically. But since no one smokes anymore, the prevalence of of non-static generating plastic and fabrics e'rrywhere, and better pumps, the rate has dropped.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 06:34 PM (KhFZp)

328 Fifty years ago all gas stations pumped the gas for you. And checked the oil, and cleaned your windshield. Self-service is a more recent phenomenon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE25Uzm3jNw

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2015 06:35 PM (sdi6R)

329 Nights, all....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2015 06:35 PM (g7A8i)

330 >>It's not eating paint that's the problem, it's the kid touching the window sill, getting some paint dust on his fingers and then sticking his law in his mouth.


Don't get any law in your mouth. That stuff will make your shit all retarded.

Posted by: Aviator at April 29, 2015 06:35 PM (sQzB6)

331 Good Night, Anna ... Thanks for the Dark Lord's update.

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 06:35 PM (nSOh+)

332 >>>Oregon is another state that won't let you pump your own gas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2015 11:31 PM (62Rht)<<<



So, do you have to tip the person who pumps your gas in Jersey or Oregon, or can you ignore them like the people at Chipotle?


Bah, what difference at this point does it make. I never fucking drive myself anywhere anyway.

Posted by: Hillary, Woman of the People at April 29, 2015 06:35 PM (1FyZ2)

333 So in some states you have no choice but to let someone else pump your gas. When do we get to the point where some states will make you suck a cock?

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:35 PM (5gToQ)

334 Truck Monkey, that was very Job-like.

Posted by: Mindy at April 29, 2015 06:36 PM (rDgpJ)

335 So far no one has been able to comfirm he had recent spinal surgery

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:36 PM (zOTsN)

336 >>If he had spinal fusion surgery and bashed his about maybe he was at fault?

Is this true or am I buying some crazy BS?
Posted by: Farmer

Supposedly that report turned out to not be true.

Posted by: Aviator at April 29, 2015 06:37 PM (sQzB6)

337 there used to be some full service gas stations around that would pump gass for you at more per gallon but have not seen on around for about 20 years

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 06:37 PM (MNryZ)

338 327:Arlington Cemetery, Memorial Bridge, and Lincoln Memorial are mall right there and it is very scenic so it attracts LOTS of tourists. Thats why that traffic circle is dangerous. The signs can be confusing. Getting into Rossyln can be tricky, especially at rush hour. Don't be in the wrong lane.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 06:37 PM (20X6f)

339 321 Oregon is another state that won't let you pump your own gas.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2015 11:31 PM (62Rht)


this is true

Posted by: I'm a drinker, not a thinker at April 29, 2015 11:32 PM (MNryZ)



It's quite amusing watching them hustle to get to cars with California plates before the driver can get out. They don't do that if you have Oregon plates.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 06:38 PM (T1005)

340 Are their riots in DC? Or just marches

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:38 PM (zOTsN)

341 Posted by: Hillary, Woman of the People at April 29, 2015 11:35 PM (1FyZ2)

Jerseyans (and I'm also assuming out of staters that are used to gassing up in NJ) don't tip. However, I've heard that the attendants at the gas stations on the Parkway/Turnpike make tons of tips during the Holiday season because people from all over are driving through and think a tip is expected.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:38 PM (DU875)

342 that was very Job-like. Posted by: Mindy at April 29, 2015 11:36 PM (rDgpJ) ********* So many ways you can look at that. His stories were both fascinating and soul crushing at the same time.

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 06:38 PM (fLKzW)

343 The best outcome would be for Breyer, Ginsberg, Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas to leave the court and be replaced by young hard-core conservatives. Fun for decades (or until they're sent to the Gulags)... Posted by: The Judicial Hat at April 29, 2015 11:30 PM (0Ew3K) My fantasy is that President Walker strongarms Bitch McConnell into packing SCOTUS with 4 more conservative judges. Expand it to 13, but any vacancies don't get filled until the number is back down to 9.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2015 06:38 PM (10ydV)

344 But guess what ...

You were going to practice so you get that award, but then you got high instead?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2015 06:39 PM (UVfht)

345 Faith. It's a funny thing. The last time my father in Law saw his Father at Auschwitz he asked him where God was. His reply was beautiful. He said "Son, if this is what God wants, who are we to question?" Something that stays with you....

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at April 29, 2015 11:31 PM (fLKzW)


Amen.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at April 29, 2015 06:39 PM (yxw0r)

346 341: no riots that I saw. They were out on H Street chanting and banging drums but thats it as far as I could tell.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 06:39 PM (20X6f)

347 Drums? So dumb college students hoping to get out of finals?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:40 PM (zOTsN)

348 When I was a gas jockey in the 70s no one tipped. There was an offer or 2 of a BJ for a free tank of gas though.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:41 PM (5gToQ)

349 My fantasy is that President Walker strongarms Bitch McConnell into packing SCOTUS with 4 more conservative judges. Expand it to 13, but any vacancies don't get filled until the number is back down to 9. Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2015 11:38 PM (10ydV) Lincoln did that. Court went from 10 to 8, before Congress reset it at 9

Posted by: The Judicial Hat at April 29, 2015 06:42 PM (0Ew3K)

350 Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 29, 2015 11:38 PM (10ydV)

My fantasy is that we have a liberal justice retire while we have a conservative prez. Conservative prez then names a conservative nominee and the Senate Dems and MSM go all bat-sh!t as they usually do and threaten to stop the nomination.

So the conservative prez says "F--k it, I ain't appointing anyone" and leaves the seat vacant. There's no requirement there be 9 justices. So the Senate Dems and MSM get to continue be bat-sh!t and but we can maybe for once get some traction out of them being the obstructionists.

Either way, it's 1 less liberal on the Court, so we win.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:42 PM (DU875)

351 295 Posted by: TexasDan at April 29, 2015 11:15 PM (+fJ+k)

One explanation is there is no intervention.

The baby found in the rubble is a miracle of chance, nothing more.


Yep. Absent some other information I think it's not particularly a sign of tremendous faith to claim a miracle in this instance, and it's certainly an intellectuality lazy example to parade in front of the skeptic.

I really do believe in miracles. On Friday my daughter came up, asking for prayer since she'd had hiccups for over an hour and was close to vomiting. She hiccuped once while I prayed and then they were gone.

Again, hiccups stop on their own, and I get it when people choose to never attribute to the miraculous what could be merely serendipitous. However, after enough personal experiences with such events, I'm convinced that prayer is effective and God still heals in Jesus name. But don't ask me what my batting average is. And don't ask me to ever predict when it will or won't happen.

And when lots of people who weren't there start shouting 'miracle' because the story fits a Hallmark movie storyline, I skip that bandwagon.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 29, 2015 06:42 PM (+fJ+k)

352 Probably. I pretty much stayed near the building I work in so I couldn't tell if they were college age or not.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 06:42 PM (20X6f)

353 Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 11:41 PM (5gToQ)

Well you can't leave us hanging like that. Did you or did you not take the offers?

Posted by: Iasonas at April 29, 2015 06:43 PM (DU875)

354 >>When I was a gas jockey in the 70s no one tipped. There was an offer or 2 of a BJ for a free tank of gas though.

Hey dude, money was tight.


Posted by: Randy Boehning at April 29, 2015 06:43 PM (sQzB6)

355 One explanation is there is no intervention.

The baby found in the rubble is a miracle of chance, nothing more.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 11:25 PM (MQEz6)



Here's a perspective from an evangelical philosopher.  The rest of his website is pretty interesting too:


http://www.reasonablefaith.org/gods-permitting-horrific-evils

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 06:44 PM (TEpA2)

356 Drums in the deep.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 29, 2015 06:45 PM (HV+oZ)

357 Don't you love that his first name is Randy

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 06:45 PM (zOTsN)

358 And this too:



http://www.reasonablefaith.org/god-permitting-natural-evil

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 06:45 PM (TEpA2)

359 Well you can't leave us hanging like that. Did you or did you not take the offers?>>>

I was 15-16 and too afraid (that and the offers didn't come from Brook) so no.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:46 PM (5gToQ)

360 " 24 How is this divorce going to work? We gonna draw circles around the cities and say all you guys inside the circles are high-tax-in-debt-ghey-America and everything outside is sane-America?" kinda, sorta...

Posted by: Katniss, district 13 at April 29, 2015 06:46 PM (Uz9da)

361 My BIL is being threatened with a lead paint suit in a rental he owned for a year in 2003. Crazy

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at April 29, 2015 06:50 PM (dULJN)

362 Are you going to pump me or shall I do it myself?

Posted by: Kelly Bundy at April 29, 2015 06:50 PM (Uz9da)

363 Every Moron's house needs to be developed into that neighborhood's Fire Base Alpha. But mostly, every Moron needs to understand an essential truth. "It is the Hard Heart that Kills". We tend to get all gear geeky on our preparations, armaments and the like. But we also need to prepare OUR SELVES, for what is likely to come, and what'll need to be done in the midst of it. You'll very likely have to get your hands bloody. You can expect to watch people die, and maybe to have caused their death. The best gun in the world is useless, if you lack the will to pull the trigger. Harden your Hears, Horde. The need to do so is barreling down the track at express speed. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2015 06:52 PM (RzZOc)

364 Lead abatement is a money maker assuming you're politically connected.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:53 PM (5gToQ)

365 4 Tall boys now down in the land speed beer drinking record attempt.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 06:53 PM (3F6F8)

366 Harden your Hears, Horde. The need to do so is barreling down the track at express speed. Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2015 11:52 PM (RzZOc) Recommended reading: http://tinyurl.com/l7s6led

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 06:54 PM (nL0sw)

367 361 " 24 How is this divorce going to work? We gonna draw circles around the cities and say all you guys inside the circles are high-tax-in-debt-ghey-America and everything outside is sane-America?" kinda, sorta... Posted by: Katniss, district 13 at April 29, 2015 11:46 PM (Uz9da) All the Lefties get exiled to Maine. Maine becomes their new independent country. Lobsters, potatoes, coastline, trees - they should be fine. Except they are Commies and will starve to death. Then we get Maine back, fertilized.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 06:56 PM (MQEz6)

368 If he had spinal fusion surgery and bashed his about maybe he was at fault? Is this true or am I buying some crazy BS? Posted by: Farmer Supposedly that report turned out to not be true. Posted by: Aviator at April 29, 2015 11:37 PM OK, but does anyone have anything definitive?

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2015 06:56 PM (o/90i)

369 Recommended reading: http://tinyurl.com/l7s6led Posted by: Country Singer Can you describe the link ? (pleasedontsayturnerdiaries)

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 06:57 PM (KhFZp)

370 Harden your Hears, Horde. The need to do so is barreling down the track at express speed.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX>>>


A little mood music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqeKV2UYq1Q

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 06:58 PM (5gToQ)

371 Hope you feeling better, Jim. For some of us, hardening your heart is pretty easy to do. Death is pretty easy to deal with. Living is a lot more difficult.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 29, 2015 06:59 PM (OsWis)

372 Can you describe the link ? (pleasedontsayturnerdiaries) Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 29, 2015 11:57 PM (KhFZp) Link to the AoS Amazon store for COL (ret) Dave Grossman's book On Killing. William Fortschen has an interesting review on the book, but I will add that's it's been on reading lists in the Army for a long time.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 06:59 PM (nL0sw)

373 "Two kinds of trouble in this world: Livin', dyin'." - Lindsey Buckingham 1984 ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 29, 2015 06:59 PM (elbY7)

374 If he had spinal fusion surgery and bashed his about maybe he was at fault? Is this true or am I buying some crazy BS? Posted by: Farmer Supposedly that report turned out to not be true. Posted by: Aviator at April 29, 2015 11:37 PM OK, but does anyone have anything definitive? Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2015 11:56 PM (o/90i) We'll have to wait until Friday from the autopsy report for anything definitive. Until then its rumor and speculation.

Posted by: The Speculative Hat at April 29, 2015 07:00 PM (0Ew3K)

375 Didn't they already bury the filthy suicidal swindler?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 29, 2015 07:01 PM (HV+oZ)

376 He's trying hard to find an easy exit, but let's face it: divorce is never pretty, and there's no way the petty little bitches that comprise the entirety of the professional left will do any less than demand far more than we would ever care to accede to in a sane world. I never believed in divorce. I'm a death-do-us-part kinda guy.

Posted by: Iblis at April 29, 2015 07:02 PM (izlZT)

377 Until then its rumor and speculation. Ir will probably be rumor and speculation forever.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2015 07:02 PM (W5DcG)

378 Didn't they already bury the filthy suicidal swindler? Posted by: Boss Moss at April 30, 2015 12:01 AM (HV+oZ) *** I do believe the day of his funeral they kicked off the festivities.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 07:03 PM (XrHO0)

379 They did an autopsy before they buried him

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 07:03 PM (zOTsN)

380 it's been on reading lists in the Army for a long time. Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 11:59 PM (nL0sw) Case in point, link to the Army Chief of Staff's "Professional Reading" list: http://tinyurl.com/qxcepje See page 20.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 07:03 PM (nL0sw)

381 'Sup, thugs. The use and context of the "th" word, spoken within maybe an hour or so by both Mayor Hyphenated and Zero, makes me think it was coordinated by Val-Jar and poll-tested in haste before deployment. Funny they did not poll Black Twittersphere, 'cause the bruthas and sistas punched back so hard against this newest racist term, that Ms Dash-Twixt-Names had to recant. But not Zero. No way. No how. It has been fun to watch. And it'll be fun to watch Sharpton conduct his march from Baltimore to Washington, with all the usual suspects in the first coupla rows. Shit, the entire CBC will probably be there. I wonder if they will let Ben Affleck march. Hillary will no doubt drop in, probably from a heavily armed 'copter, and after a block or two, will be seen ascending back up to the bird, no wires, no nothing. An ascension.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 29, 2015 07:05 PM (U6f54)

382 380 They did an autopsy before they buried him

Level of difficulty: 1.0

Posted by: TexasDan at April 29, 2015 07:05 PM (+fJ+k)

383 So it seems Freddie Gray damaged his spinal cord by throwing himself around the back of the paddy wagon, probably trying to make it look like he was assaulted by the po-po.  Wonder if they have cameras in the back of there...

Posted by: Which One Is Pink? at April 29, 2015 07:05 PM (7u7u7)

384 meh. The underscore did not survive clicking "post".

Posted by: TexasDan at April 29, 2015 07:06 PM (+fJ+k)

385 Need another beer from the fridge. anyone else what one?

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 07:06 PM (5gToQ)

386 I heard the cameras were inoperable.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 29, 2015 07:06 PM (HV+oZ)

387 We'll have to wait until Friday from the autopsy report for anything definitive. Until then its rumor and speculation. Posted by: The Speculative Hat at April 30, 2015 12:00 AM So why do we Speculate? Just cause it's fun. Be well Hat. Is it time to do a shot?

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2015 07:06 PM (o/90i)

388 Anna Puma, Are you still reading here? I just noticed in sidebar-I've only been here once today-that Meroverign had surgery. You or Bebe or Cthulhu can email me. Cthulhu has my real email & you can send me one at: Carolthewiz@gmail.com We were email friends but he complained of traffic less than an hour after I told him a good friend lost her husband day before in front of her on a Sunday afternoon when they were out for afternoon. Husband had no health problems & had heart attack & died in front of her. Traffic is trivial compared to that, if you know what I mean. Thank you, Carol.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2015 07:08 PM (sj3Ax)

389 Doing a autopsy after the burial is problematic, except for spelunkers, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2015 07:08 PM (62Rht)

390 Case in point, link to the Army Chief of Staff's "Professional Reading" list: http://tinyurl.com/qxcepje See page 20. Posted by: Country Singer Cool. Thx for the replies. Blind links lend themselves to more questions particularly when it comes to our current quandary of a pickle in the middle of the cross-roads of history.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 07:09 PM (KhFZp)

391 Need another beer from the fridge. anyone else what one? Posted by: Robinson at April 30, 2015 12:06 AM (5gToQ) ***** Just grabbed tall #5 from the fridge, but thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 07:09 PM (3F6F8)

392 392 Need another beer from the fridge. anyone else what one?
Posted by: Robinson at April 30, 2015 12:06 AM (5gToQ)

*****

Just grabbed tall #5 from the fridge, but thanks.
*****

Austin Amber in hand now.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 29, 2015 07:11 PM (+fJ+k)

393 Blind links lend themselves to more questions particularly when it comes to our current quandary of a pickle in the middle of the cross-roads of history. Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2015 12:09 AM (KhFZp) Well, given this is the ONT, it could also have been a link to teh boobies.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2015 07:11 PM (nL0sw)

394 Doing a autopsy after the burial is problematic, except for spelunkers, I guess. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2015 12:08 AM (62Rht) ***** Releasing the results of one done prior to said burial, not so much though.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 07:12 PM (3F6F8)

395 Went out to visit the Biltmore Estate today. Haven't been out there in perhaps 10 years. It is staggering in many respects..., particularly the craftsmanship. It's amazing what people could accomplish before there were income taxes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 07:12 PM (F2IAQ)

396 Video of Freddie Gray in the back of the police van:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAqBitV574c

Posted by: **Breaking News** at April 29, 2015 07:13 PM (1FyZ2)

397 conservative tree house claims Freddy Grey had three spinal fusions, the last of which was one and a half weeks before he was apprehended.  Car wreck a couple years earlier, big settlement,  tried to get it in one installment. 

My spouse had fusion in 1974.  Was in body cast for 7 months.  Incapacitated for the first 2 months.  I still think 1-1/2 weeks not quite healed even with new medicine.

I think Mr Gray was not very respectful of his condition. 

And Poof!  served the narrative.  Burn the mfckr down! says Obama.

Posted by: derak at April 29, 2015 07:14 PM (WObKF)

398 Releasing the results of one done prior to said burial, not so much though.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 30, 2015 12:12 AM (3F6F



You just know they are going to dig him up again, and have a second autopsy performed by some quack paid by the ambulance-chasing lawyers. They should put a damn zipper on the grave.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2015 07:15 PM (62Rht)

399 Gray Davis is dead?

Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 29, 2015 07:15 PM (1BhJn)

400 Country Singer. That book has been on my shelf for many, many years. Good call. SMFH. Too right. For those who haven't lived it, do let me highly recommend that you immerse yourselves into the hunting of whitetailed deer, or other large game. You learn to pull the trigger for deadly purpose. In cleaning the game, you both respect the animal, and learn to deal with the blood and gore. Beneficially, you get a full freezer of tasty, tasty meat. But, you also break through that "killing" threshold, on a man-sized or larger target. Nothing replaces the experience of combat, or armed self defense in one's own history. But, lacking that? Go hunting. Get good at it. You'll learn skills that might just save your life one day. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2015 07:16 PM (RzZOc)

401
pwned:

Security researcher Samy Kamkar has developed a web app that can help you crack a Master Locks padlock in a matter of minutes. Fiddling with your lock as described in this video gives you three numbers, which the app uses to generate eight three-number sequences, one of which will open your lock.

io9.com/how-to-crack-a-master-lock-in-eight-tries-or-less-1701023866

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2015 07:16 PM (kdS6q)

402 You just know they are going to dig him up again, and have a second autopsy performed by some quack paid by the ambulance-chasing lawyers. They should put a damn zipper on the grave. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2015 12:15 AM (62Rht) ****** Well, sure. If the findings released Friday are not in line with correct think, all bets are off.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 07:17 PM (cIoI4)

403 It would be kinda nice if Gray severed his own spine (not likely but nice) but in the end this rioting crap since Rodney King is just Fing stupid. And hurts the people the rioters claim to help every time,

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 07:17 PM (5gToQ)

404 Cthulhu, Please check your email!

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2015 07:17 PM (sj3Ax)

405 pickle in the middle of the cross-roads There's an expression I've never heard before. Was that from Yogi Berra?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2015 07:18 PM (W5DcG)

406 Well, given this is the ONT, it could also have been a link to teh boobies. Posted by: Country Singer Like I wrote... *BONG RIP* "A Pickle"

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 07:19 PM (KhFZp)

407 So they tell us the economy grew .2% this last quarter. It's been redefined to include R&D. Should be down -2.6. BS govt stats. T

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2015 07:20 PM (o/90i)

408 So we are supposed to mention Kelly Brook in the comments? Otherwise the horror of another side bar post... Not to be crude, but the term milkshake comes to mind.

Posted by: some guy at April 29, 2015 07:22 PM (QCc6B)

409
Touch and Go - I Find You Very Attractive

https://youtu.be/izBbP2kro-c

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2015 07:22 PM (kdS6q)

410 Be well Hat. Is it time to do a shot? Posted by: Farmer at April 30, 2015 12:06 AM (o/90i) When isn't it?

Posted by: The Speculative Hat at April 29, 2015 07:24 PM (0Ew3K)

411 as regards baltimore, it is very sad seeing the logic employed by the people in the crowds. I have heard a few say they do not especially care what the report says as long as the officers are charged, seemingly lacking an understanding of a relationship between the report and charging.

Posted by: yaakeefifth at April 29, 2015 07:24 PM (gsfK5)

412 Video of Freddie Gray in the back of the police van: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAqBitV574c Posted by: **Breaking News** at April 30, 2015 12:13 AM (1FyZ2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBpj7Ny88HE

Posted by: The first rule of ONT... at April 29, 2015 07:26 PM (0Ew3K)

413 OK, I'm doing te killya. But I don't have a clever toast, you can do that?

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2015 07:26 PM (o/90i)

414 Touch and Go - I Find You Very Attractive >>>

Things I've never heard from a chick like the one in the video.

Liked the link though.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 07:26 PM (5gToQ)

415 The new cool phrase in the media now is "rough ride." I could be wrong but I think a rough ride is what is known among cops is sticking a perp in the back of a wagon and bouncing him off the walls in the ride back to the station.

Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 29, 2015 07:27 PM (1BhJn)

416 380 They did an autopsy before they buried him Posted by: ThunderB at April 30, 2015 12:03 AM (zOTsN) At the wake?

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 07:27 PM (MQEz6)

417 why so much kelly brook at the hq? she is old news.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 29, 2015 07:28 PM (gsfK5)

418 congrats to Mero

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2015 07:28 PM (AVEe1)

419 So they tell us the economy grew .2% this last quarter. No, it grew at an annualized rate of .2%. If you gave me, your banker, $1000 last quarter, you just earned 50 cents in interest.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2015 07:29 PM (FcR7P)

420 405 Cthulhu,
Please check your email!

Posted by: Carol at April 30, 2015 12:17 AM (sj3Ax)



Likewise!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 07:30 PM (T1005)

421 why so much kelly brook at the hq? she is old news. Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2015 12:28 AM (gsfK5) ***** Yeah, and that makes her like totes not hot or anything. May want to look at the sidebar on the main page.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 07:30 PM (XrHO0)

422 Right now I'm stirring peanut butter; a task I do not relish.

Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 29, 2015 07:31 PM (1BhJn)

423 This is the sign of the Odegra, the sigil of the black priests of dead, unholy Mu.
This sign is the second iteration of the Yellow Sign, in which evil is done

The black priests of Mu would transverse such diagrams to charge the evil in the world and power their black arts

http://www.richmondhill.ca/images/subpage/traffic_circle_sign.jpg

Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2015 07:31 PM (t//F+)

424 I spent a week in the back of a police van one night.

Posted by: Cosmo at April 29, 2015 07:32 PM (7u7u7)

425 as regards baltimore, it is very sad seeing the logic employed by the people in the crowds. I have heard a few say they do not especially care what the report says as long as the officers are charged, seemingly lacking an understanding of a relationship between the report and charging. Whether it happened or not, it would be justice for things that happened in the past. http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell051706.asp

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2015 07:32 PM (AVEe1)

426 Why are you stirring peanut butter on a runway?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 29, 2015 07:32 PM (OsWis)

427 Because I brought the new jar along with me tonight and it needs to be stirred before use. (And I might be on Runway 15 right now; not sure.)

Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 29, 2015 07:35 PM (1BhJn)

428 427 Why are you stirring peanut butter on a runway?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 30, 2015 12:32 AM (OsWis)



The better to trap the giant spiders....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 07:36 PM (T1005)

429 I think one of the sadder comments on Baltimore has been the presser(s) held by the Mayor, et al. They are just plain embarrassing, or should be. Filled with rationalizations and BS from the very people who enabled the system to become what it is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 07:36 PM (F2IAQ)

430 hey cooth... good a reason as any I suppose.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 29, 2015 07:36 PM (OsWis)

431 But I don't have a clever toast, you can do that? Posted by: Farmer at April 30, 2015 12:26 AM (o/90i) **** May we get what we want, May we get what we need, But may we never get what we deserve.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 07:36 PM (XrHO0)

432 Has the peanut butter been nuked? Because that makes it a lot easier...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 07:37 PM (F2IAQ)

433 So they tell us the economy grew .2% this last quarter. It's been redefined to include R&D. Should be down -2.6. BS govt stats. It's all because of the bad weather. Which was caused by global warming. Which was caused by George Bush.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2015 07:37 PM (W5DcG)

434 I just watched "Flash Gordon" as promised. This line of dialogue jumped out at me - Ming: "Let's just say they'd be satisfied with less."

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2015 07:37 PM (AVEe1)

435 427 Why are you stirring peanut butter on a runway? Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 30, 2015 12:32 AM (OsWis) Strong incentive to get it done quick.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 07:37 PM (MQEz6)

436 Suddenly, I'm thinking of toast with peanut butter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 07:37 PM (F2IAQ)

437 Now I want a fluffernutter.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 07:39 PM (MQEz6)

438 Butter churning (peanut or otherwise) is to be left to maidens possessing a shapely nature, similar to the sidebar's Ms. Brook.

Posted by: AOSHQ style guide at April 29, 2015 07:40 PM (1FyZ2)

439 Peanut butter and maple syrup.

Posted by: davidt at April 29, 2015 07:40 PM (/+zDJ)

440 In any other circumstance, it should be ...

*BONG RIP*

Circumscribed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 29, 2015 11:11 PM (KhFZp)


Dude, like that would need one huge Mohel....   Oh, circumSCRIBED.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2015 07:40 PM (t//F+)

441 So this is cool. I was just going through the Baltimore Sun online, and they had a picture of the cops in their riot gear. One of the guys in the picture was a buddy of mine from high school. He was my year, and we both wrestled. I was one weight class above him, but it looks like he's caught up. Dude was a fucking maniac once the bell rang. Pro tip for rioters: avoid him. Or be prepared to have a candlelight vigil in your honor. Whichever, I don't give a fuck. And neither does he.

Posted by: DC in River City[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2015 07:40 PM (e+1S5)

442 Local Music from my youth.

http://tinyurl.com/lb7a29z

Slave Raider Survival of the fittest.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 07:41 PM (5gToQ)

443 439 Butter churning (peanut or otherwise) is to be left to maidens possessing a shapely nature, similar to the sidebar's Ms. Brook. Posted by: AOSHQ style guide at April 30, 2015 12:40 AM (1FyZ2) Into German churn pron, I see.

Posted by: eman at April 29, 2015 07:41 PM (MQEz6)

444 It's Santa Cruz organic creamy light roasted pb. They make a dark roasted version. Got it at Hole Foods. Tastes great, pleasing texture. But you need to stir it first, then refrigerate.

Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 29, 2015 07:41 PM (1BhJn)

445 as regards baltimore, it is very sad seeing the logic employed by the people in the crowds. I have heard a few say they do not especially care what the report says as long as the officers are charged, seemingly lacking an understanding of a relationship between the report and charging. Posted by: yankeethefifth To think of all those that could be adding to our national output, our industry, and to the American ideal, all those kids just lost in cul-de-sacs. Quite sad. And the fact that the average voter will never understand any of that, sadder. That we have communities in the US locked in permanent dependency and self-inflicted harm, created by statist policies of the last 90+ years, saddest yet.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 07:42 PM (KhFZp)

446 That we have communities in the US locked in permanent dependency and self-inflicted harm, created by statist policies of the last 90+ years, saddest yet. -------- Just a few more years and another trillion dollars and we'll have a damn Utopia.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2015 07:45 PM (ZbCKc)

447 They were going to release the report on Friday. Now they aren't and are sending it to the prosecutor. The JEF has been advising them every step of the way which is why it was so fucked up in the beginning. I think the report does not blame the cops. Or that it's at least problematic. I bet it says his voice box was not crushed. And I bet they charge them anyway cause reasons. And in Baltimore they will convict

Posted by: ThunderB at April 29, 2015 07:45 PM (zOTsN)

448 And since I mentioned refrigeration, the new Igloo mini fridge I just got is just lovely. Blows away my Amana and my crappy Haier.

Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 29, 2015 07:46 PM (1BhJn)

449 Dude, like that would need one huge Mohel.... Oh, circumSCRIBED. Posted by: Kindltot True story: Best bud in 6th grade had a report on Magellan and told the class that Magellan, in a 60' clipper ship, circumcised the globe.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 07:47 PM (KhFZp)

450 >>>Into German churn pron, I see.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2015 12:41 AM (MQEz6)<<<



Is that a thing?... you know what, I'm sure it is, and definitely don't want to know.


If my google-fu was stronger I would have tried to find/link to one of those churning music videos ace posted many moons ago.

Posted by: AOSHQ style guide at April 29, 2015 07:47 PM (1FyZ2)

451 I know a bit about lead in paint. In Huck Finn's day, lead carbonate was a primary white pigment (but had very poor hiding power); thus the term whitewashing. Lead in household paint was banned in the US in 1978, titanium dioxide rules the roost now. There were other lead based colors as well such as lead chromate (chrome yellow).
 
Small amounts of lead were continued to be used as a catalyst in solvent based commercial paints; probably still used to a small extent. And I wouldn't be surprised at all to find that it still has some applications in artist paints.
 
So if you have a structure built prior to 1978, it may have a lead based paint; most likely painted over. And here's why kids eat it -- lead based paints taste sweet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2015 07:48 PM (0DeYj)

452 Didnt Ace recently link to a churn soft pron vid?

Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 29, 2015 07:49 PM (1BhJn)

453 And since I mentioned refrigeration, the new Igloo mini fridge I just got is just lovely. Blows away my Amana and my crappy Haier.>>>

I am sorry to hear your living conditions force you to live out of mini fridges. Glad to hear you can afford "natural" peanut butter on EBT though.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 07:49 PM (5gToQ)

454 So in some states you have no choice but to let someone else pump your gas. When do we get to the point where some states will make you suck a cock?

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 11:35 PM (5gToQ)


Maybe we could ask Brad Avakian about that one.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2015 07:50 PM (t//F+)

455 I have a can of White Lead in the garage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 07:51 PM (F2IAQ)

456 Mini-fridges make awesome lager storage as well. * BEER RIP *

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 07:51 PM (KhFZp)

457 >>>And since I mentioned refrigeration, the new Igloo mini fridge I just got is just lovely.
Posted by: Soothsayer, live from Runway 4 at Logan at April 30, 2015 12:46 AM (1BhJn)<<<




Sure, sure, but you'll never be able to ride out a nuclear blast in it.

Posted by: Indiana Jones at April 29, 2015 07:52 PM (1FyZ2)

458 Back in the day one could melt down curtain weights for ammo.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 07:53 PM (5gToQ)

459 Back in the day one could melt down curtain weights for ammo. Posted by: Robinson at April 30, 2015 12:53 AM (5gToQ) ***** Today, if one has them or wheel weights, one still can.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 07:55 PM (XrHO0)

460 Saw a lot of red lead in the Navy. Wonder if they still use it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2015 07:56 PM (W5DcG)

461 >>>...Lead in household paint was banned in the US in 1978...
...And here's why kids eat it -- lead based paints taste sweet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 30, 2015 12:48 AM (0DeYj)<<<





**looks at sign reading "Free Paint Chips"**

Dammit. Now I'm gonna have to buy candy, and get a new sign for my van.

Posted by: Harry Reid, circa 1978 at April 29, 2015 07:56 PM (1FyZ2)

462 Today, if one has them or wheel weights, one still can. Posted by: ManWithNoParty --------------- I think all current wheel weights are bismuth. The tire shops starting hoarding the lead weights a few years back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 07:58 PM (F2IAQ)

463 Today, if one has them or wheel weights, one still can.>>>

Phrased poorly. Lead was common when I was growing up. Odd that people aren't smarter now that it's rare.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 07:58 PM (5gToQ)

464 I think all current wheel weights are bismuth. The tire shops starting hoarding the lead weights a few years back. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2015 12:58 AM (F2IAQ) ****** Well, that is rather inconvenient to my argument, so Imma just going to say "that sucks", and go back to the beer drinking thing.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 08:01 PM (3F6F8)

465 That point where you wish Pirate Bay was still around as you have no interest in seeing any money going to anyone who worked on Avengers 2 (except RDJ) but still slightly interested in the movie. Hmm...

Posted by: Bete reading about the burning times at April 29, 2015 08:01 PM (Lqb+9)

466 Puttin on the Ritz. https://youtu.be/nDyvP2MxQEo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2015 08:01 PM (W5DcG)

467 Re: Proliferation of traffic circles in places where they serve no apparent useful traffic function. I was taught in high school that the original purpose of the circles (introduced by the French in the 18th century, incorporated into the desgn of Washington D.C. In the early 19th century) was to allow for emplacement of artillery to control key road junctions as a defensive measure. But maybe it's just a stupid fad.

Posted by: Edgar Allan Schmoe at April 29, 2015 08:02 PM (ervJW)

468 Phrased poorly. Lead was common when I was growing up. Odd that people aren't smarter now that it's rare. Posted by: Robinson at April 30, 2015 12:58 AM (5gToQ) ***** Yep, my Eigth grade English teacher, Mrs. Brey, would be horrified by that sentence.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 08:04 PM (3F6F8)

469 I think all current wheel weights are bismuth. The tire shops starting hoarding the lead weights a few years back. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2015 12:58 AM (F2IAQ) Ah, bismuth. Heaviest stable (for all intents and purposes) element. It is biologically innocuous and actually has medicinal uses (It's the "Bism" in Pepto Bismol"), surrounded by elements o' death.

Posted by: The Wismut Hat at April 29, 2015 08:04 PM (0Ew3K)

470 Yep, my Eigth grade English teacher, Mrs. Brey, would be horrified by that sentence. Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 30, 2015 01:04 AM (3F6F ***** And by "that sentence" I mean the one that I posted earlier, which you were responding to.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 08:06 PM (3F6F8)

471 470 >> Ah, bismuth. Heaviest stable (for all intents and purposes) element.
 
I can see why they are using it in place of lead for weights. Reasonably close specific gravity and it melts at 100F lower temp than lead.
 
Hell, I'm surprised it ain't being used in place of lead for ammo (hardness? cost?)

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2015 08:11 PM (0DeYj)

472 Yep, my Eigth grade English teacher, Mrs. Brey, would be horrified by that sentence. Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 30, 2015 01:04 AM (3F6F ***** And by "that sentence" I mean the one that I posted earlier, which you were responding to. Posted by: ManWithNoParty * breaks chalk twist shaky forefinger and thumb *

Posted by: Mrs. Brey [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 08:11 PM (KhFZp)

473 Slowing down...

Posted by: The Develocerating Hat at April 29, 2015 08:11 PM (0Ew3K)

474 * breaks chalk twist shaky forefinger and thumb *

Posted by: Mrs. Brey at April 30, 2015 01:11 AM (KhFZp)



Bring back chalk!



*Those of us who lived before the advent of the whiteboard*

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 08:13 PM (TEpA2)

475 And by "that sentence" I mean the one that I posted earlier, which you were responding to.>>>

That was not my reason for "Phrased poorly".  My point was what I wrote didn't get my point across effectively. Oh and my grammar sucks so any time I mention grammar it will be self deprecating.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 08:13 PM (5gToQ)

476 Hell, I'm surprised it ain't being used in place of lead for ammo (hardness? cost?) Posted by: GnuBreed at April 30, 2015 01:11 AM (0DeYj) Bismuth metal isn't squishy like lead. Also, it's a lot more expensive: Bismuth - http://www.metalprices.com/p/BismuthFreeChart/ Lead - http://www.metalprices.com/p/LeadFreeChart

Posted by: The Main Group Hat at April 29, 2015 08:14 PM (0Ew3K)

477 >>>Bring back chalk!

*Those of us who lived before the advent of the whiteboard*

Posted by: Vendette at April 30, 2015 01:13 AM (TEpA2)<<<



**writes**

**wipes**

**writes**

**wipes**

**glares**

Posted by: Karl Rove at April 29, 2015 08:15 PM (1FyZ2)

478 Posted by: Karl Rove at April 30, 2015 01:15 AM (1FyZ2)



*Grumbles*

Posted by: Vendette at April 29, 2015 08:16 PM (TEpA2)

479 Bring back chalk! *Those of us who lived before the advent of the whiteboard* Posted by: Vendette I have done some *cough* instruction, and far, far, prefer white boards... * MARKER RIP * Dry, chalk desiccated fingers and sweaty palms is no way to go through life.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 08:16 PM (KhFZp)

480 Bring back chalk! *Those of us who lived before the advent of the whiteboard* Posted by: Vendette I have done some *cough* instruction, and far, far, prefer white boards... * MARKER RIP * Dry, chalk desiccated fingers and sweaty palms is no way to go through life. Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2015 01:16 AM (KhFZp) Off my lawn. *goes back to writing in clay tablets*

Posted by: An Ancient Sumerian at April 29, 2015 08:17 PM (0Ew3K)

481 Bring back chalk! *Those of us who lived before the advent of the whiteboard* Posted by: Vendette at April 30, 2015 01:13 AM (TEpA2) ****** This is the only way teachers can get erasers again to throw them at the backs of kids heads when they are not working fast enough on the blackboard. Sure, Like that would happen today. There are probably two generations who post here that this worked for, but now snowflakes gotta snowflake.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 08:18 PM (cIoI4)

482 >>>*Grumbles*

Posted by: Vendette at April 30, 2015 01:16 AM (TEpA2)<<<



**sees vaguely Tea Party-esque has**

**hisses**

**skulks back into the darkness**

Posted by: Karl Rove at April 29, 2015 08:18 PM (1FyZ2)

483 has=hash

Posted by: Karl Rove, hanging upside down in a cave at April 29, 2015 08:19 PM (1FyZ2)

484 Off my lawn.

*goes back to writing in clay tablets*


Whatever, dude.

Posted by: Guy carving pictographs at April 29, 2015 08:19 PM (UVfht)

485 472 470 >> Ah, bismuth. Heaviest stable (for all intents and purposes) element.

I can see why they are using it in place of lead for weights. Reasonably close specific gravity and it melts at 100F lower temp than lead.

Hell, I'm surprised it ain't being used in place of lead for ammo (hardness? cost?)

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 30, 2015 01:11 AM (0DeYj)



Lead is generally about $0.95 / lb. Bismuth, more like $13.25 / lb.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 08:19 PM (T1005)

486 Dry, chalk desiccated fingers and sweaty palms is no way to go through life.>>>

It has it's uses

Posted by: Pool Shark at April 29, 2015 08:19 PM (5gToQ)

487 Hell, I'm surprised it ain't being used in place of lead for ammo (hardness? cost?) Posted by: GnuBreed -------------------- It is. http://tinyurl.com/mfrlogh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 08:19 PM (F2IAQ)

488 Teacher: "Hammer! You're staying after school to clean erasers!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 08:21 PM (F2IAQ)

489 >>>Dry, chalk desiccated fingers and sweaty palms is no way to go through life.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2015 01:16 AM (KhFZp)<<<



You! can! do! it!

Posted by: Bela Karolyi at April 29, 2015 08:22 PM (1FyZ2)

490 Teacher: "Hammer! You're staying after school to clean erasers!">>>

Wow I finally get what a trigger warning means.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 08:23 PM (5gToQ)

491 Lead is generally about $0.95 / lb. Bismuth, more like $13.25 / lb. Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 01:19 AM (T1005) ***** Well, sure. This is a feature and not a bug to these grifters. You must use the roughly 13x more expensive stuff. Because Gaia, Oppression and other assorted shit.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 08:24 PM (cIoI4)

492 My mom, a math professor, actually used chalk holders -- http://tinyurl.com/n72rs8

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 08:24 PM (T1005)

493 480 I have done some *cough* instruction, and far, far, prefer white boards...

Yeah, but the only markers that anyone ever leaves in the class room are the ones that don't work.

If you have enough chalk to hold on to, you can write with it.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 29, 2015 08:25 PM (o78gS)

494 474 Posted by: The Develocerating Hat

Now I'm going to have to figure out how to work "develocerating" into conversation.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 29, 2015 08:27 PM (o78gS)

495 438 Now I want a fluffernutter. "Marshmallow Fluff (tm), and lots of peanut butter..."

Posted by: Fox2! at April 29, 2015 08:27 PM (brIR5)

496 I have done some *cough* instruction, and far, far, prefer white boards...>>>

I used to enjoy the Mimeograph machine and airplane glue too.

Posted by: Robinson at April 29, 2015 08:27 PM (5gToQ)

497 461 Saw a lot of red lead in the Navy. Wonder if they still use it?

Great for making black holes.

Posted by: Ambassador Spock from the Future at April 29, 2015 08:29 PM (o78gS)

498 Our house has nothing but mercury light switches.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 08:30 PM (F2IAQ)

499 I have done some *cough* instruction, and far, far, prefer white boards...>>> I used to enjoy the Mimeograph machine and airplane glue too. Posted by: Robinson at April 30, 2015 01:27 AM (5gToQ) I still do!

Posted by: Joey Biden at April 29, 2015 08:31 PM (0Ew3K)

500 Our house has nothing but mercury light switches. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2015 01:30 AM (F2IAQ) Ah, Mercury! Sweetest of the Transition Metals!

Posted by: Joey Biden at April 29, 2015 08:32 PM (0Ew3K)

501 Hey, Glenn Beck used chalk. Look what happened. Spent time in solitary at Reedville Elementary doing eraser cleaning. Thinking of filing for yellow lung disease.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at April 29, 2015 08:34 PM (uPxUo)

502 Now I'm going to have to figure out how to work "develocerating" into conversation. Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2015 01:27 AM (o78gS) *The child showed incredible promise. So much so, in fact, we were concerned about the child's devoceleration (a variant) that we insisted they be moved to Sidwell Friends School for fear of a possible waste of such huge potential."

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 08:35 PM (cIoI4)

503 I'm out. Wee hours.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2015 08:36 PM (F2IAQ)

504 Spent time in solitary at Reedville Elementary doing eraser cleaning. Thinking of filing for yellow lung disease. Posted by: Man from Wazzustan Heh = newbie initiation, *unplugs cord* "Heya, Jimbo, it's clogged. Can ya' look in the exhaust to see what's goin' on?"

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 08:38 PM (KhFZp)

505 503 *The child showed incredible promise. So much so, in fact, we were concerned about the child's devoceleration (a variant) that we insisted they be moved to Sidwell Friends School for fear of a possible waste of such huge potential."

The child was given detention for a month because he self-declared as an antidevelocerationist, which is indicative of sad puppy tendencies.

Posted by: Ambassador Spock from the Future at April 29, 2015 08:41 PM (o78gS)

506 Oh, you said develocerating.

Carry on...



**scribbles names into notepad**

**goes back to watching from bushes**

Posted by: the Empress' Ravage at April 29, 2015 08:43 PM (1FyZ2)

507 499 Our house has nothing but mercury light switches.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2015 01:30 AM (F2IAQ)



Here in the SF Bay area, there are all sorts of pearl-clutching fainting-violet tree-huggers who decry all sorts of environmental catastrophes if "horrible chemicals" get loose and accost people. Then they go golfing at the local Cinnabar Hills golf course, or visit the Almaden Quicksilver park, or visit their friends on Communications Hill -- where the natural level of asbestos in the soil is just a tiny smidge less than superfund-worthy. That mercury and asbestos was here before the Indians.....so I guess it's "natural" and "organic" and totally beneath notice. But break a fluorescent lamp in a trash can and bring in the isolation suits!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 08:43 PM (T1005)

508 The child was given detention for a month because he self-declared as an antidevelocerationist, which is indicative of sad puppy tendencies. Posted by: Ambassador Spock from the Future at April 30, 2015 01:41 AM (o78gS) ******* *Fist bump*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 29, 2015 08:43 PM (cIoI4)

509 Brandeis Microaggression protest accused of being Microaggressive http://tinyurl.com/po6bfm7 Ahahahaha!

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2015 08:44 PM (0Ew3K)

510 Maybe I'll drop by Sidwell Friends for lunch.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 29, 2015 08:45 PM (o+SC1)

511 Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 30, 2015 01:45 AM (o+SC1) I will foil your plans!

Posted by: The Acceleratrix at April 29, 2015 08:46 PM (0Ew3K)

512 511 Maybe I'll drop by Sidwell Friends for lunch.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 30, 2015 01:45 AM (o+SC1)



I thought Develoceraptors were lizards that acted like this: http://tinyurl.com/nfojwg7

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 08:49 PM (T1005)

513 512 Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 30, 2015 01:45 AM (o+SC1)

I will foil your plans!

Posted by: The Acceleratrix at April 30, 2015 01:46 AM (0Ew3K)




http://tinyurl.com/m5e9j63 ?????

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 08:51 PM (T1005)

514 514 512
Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 30, 2015 01:45 AM (o+SC1)



I will foil your plans!

Posted by: The Acceleratrix at April 30, 2015 01:46 AM (0Ew3K)



http://tinyurl.com/m5e9j63 ?????

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 01:51 AM (T1005)



Oh, I'm sorry -- I thought you said "plants".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 08:52 PM (T1005)

515 @513 - it's okay, but much prefer 'Mongoloid' or 'Be Stiff'...

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 29, 2015 08:53 PM (o+SC1)

516 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kefap3g8yOY More from the Stiff Records catalog

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 29, 2015 08:55 PM (o+SC1)

517 Chores mostly done ...

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 08:58 PM (nSOh+)

518 @518 - you mean this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmZoQFYYx8U First band I ever saw live, actually, before I gave up on big stadium bands and spent the next decade five feet from the stage in little bars.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 29, 2015 09:01 PM (o+SC1)

519 516 @513 - it's okay, but much prefer 'Mongoloid' or 'Be Stiff'...

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 30, 2015 01:53 AM (o+SC1)





Be stiff, little lizard -- don't say a word


Daddy's gonna feed you a mockingbird



And if that mockingbird don't fit



Daddy might just take a hammer to it



And if that hammer mashes it to paste



Just think about how good that'll taste



And if this lizard turns up its nose



Daddy can break out the feeding hose



And if this lizard still says "no"



Hammers work on lizards, too, y'know....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 09:03 PM (T1005)

520 Hammers work on lizards, too, y'know.... You talkin to me? You talkin to ME?!?

Posted by: Morris the Brontosaurus at April 29, 2015 09:06 PM (nSOh+)

521 Oh damn, dipped my wick in progrock. Now I need my half-hour 'Nursery Cryme' fix before bedtime.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 29, 2015 09:07 PM (o+SC1)

522 The Devoceleraptor at April 30, 2015 02:01 AM (o+SC1) My favorite song is actually ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TI0u6nIil8

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 09:09 PM (nSOh+)

523 @523 - yeah, somewhere in the second ten on my bucket list is 'learn how to play the bass guitar'. Really it's 'learn to play the bass line from the Vibrators' "Whips and Furs", but... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9gvEDi7JU

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at April 29, 2015 09:17 PM (o+SC1)

524 "You cannot celebrate Black History Month while oppressing animals" http://bit.ly/1OH8hof

Posted by: The Carnivorous Hat at April 29, 2015 09:21 PM (0Ew3K)

525 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9gvEDi7JU Sounds good.

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 09:21 PM (nSOh+)

526 "You cannot celebrate Black History Month while oppressing animals" I thought we all agreed not to call her a Sasquatch anymore ...

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 09:24 PM (nSOh+)

527 Someone let it slip that the Kyriarchy™ will complete the genocide of the Black community by the end of the year… http://bit.ly/1OH8U19

Posted by: The Kyriarchical Hat at April 29, 2015 09:24 PM (0Ew3K)

528 http://bit.ly/1OH8U19 Can I have any leftover TP & Doritos?

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 09:28 PM (nSOh+)

529 Ahh, nice roomy blog ya got here. #pantsuitspreading

Posted by: Hillary! at April 29, 2015 09:35 PM (Ze/uu)

530 528 Someone let it slip that the Kyriarchy will complete the genocide of the Black community by the end of the year...

http://bit.ly/1OH8U19

Posted by: Hat who got "forbidden characters" in his sig according to well-informed hamsters at April 30, 2015 02:24 AM (0Ew3K)



This would be the same Kyriarchy run by Barack Obama, or are we talking about a different one?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 09:36 PM (T1005)

531 136 (Yikes, I just posted this in last night's thread by accident.)

Hey everybody. As you know, I got a job (and thanks for all your support!)... but am still looking for something closer/better paying.

Have an advice question for the horde. A "sequential resume" format just lists your jobs in the order you got (and left/lost) them, right? From your most recent to least?

Just got an email earlier about a job I sent my resume in, and got asked for a "sequential format" resume. Except mine already *is* in sequential format, EXCEPT for the fact that (I admit this is awkward) I've been hired twice by not just one former employer, but two of them.

So, I list them as follows on my resume:

ACE & CO. - Head Horde Herder
January 2007 to March 2008 *and* July 2001 to May 2003

OTHERBLOG CORPORATION - Apprentice Whippersnapper
September 2004 to September 2006 *and* July 1996 to June 2000

...now that I think about it, it can be kinda confusing. Still, I'd think that given everything else is listed sequentially (including these two, by the *most recent periods* I worked there), my experience list would make sense.

I dunno. Posted by: qdpsteve

Don't feel bad, my last employer hired and rehired me on a 3 different occasions with no other employment in between. Transitioned into a new contract that should last for four more years at which point I'm going to open a small motorcycle repair shop and retire.

Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at April 29, 2015 09:37 PM (4pjhs)

532 The problem you guys are having is very likely that your resumes are being machine-read, and the nonstandard formatting is clogging the scanners. [Disclosure -- fiancee used to work at Resumix in tech support].

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 09:40 PM (T1005)

533 This would be the same Kyriarchy run by Barack Obama, or are we talking about a different one? Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 02:36 AM (T1005) The one created by able-bodies cis-heterosexual White X-tian males hundred of years ago to oppress everyone else in order to gain unearned privilege and stuff.

Posted by: The Kyriarchical Hat at April 29, 2015 09:41 PM (0Ew3K)

534 The place I worked had a 2 year & out rule post Microsoft debacle .. but since many of us were the only ones that knew the systems, it became 2 year & out & 6 months later back. Then they shipped all the jobs to India ... and Russia ... and China ...

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 09:43 PM (nSOh+)

535 534 This would be the same Kyriarchy run by Barack Obama, or are we talking about a different one?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 02:36 AM (T1005)


The one created by able-bodies cis-heterosexual White X-tian males hundred of years ago to oppress everyone else in order to gain unearned privilege and stuff.

Posted by: The Kyriarchical Hat at April 30, 2015 02:41 AM (0Ew3K)



So, the one nominally headed by Barack Obama.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 09:44 PM (T1005)

536 cthulhu at April 30, 2015 02:40 AM (T1005) Yeah, verily. I had separate entries for every assignment, even though the employers were the same. Kept the chronology clean.

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 09:45 PM (nSOh+)

537 Last night, while boppin' along to the ONT, I watched the remake of The Music Man with Matthew Broderick. Since the version with Robert Preston is one of my favorite flicks, it was disturbing and uncanny to have every line of dialogue, every song, done word-for-word identically.....by different actors in different staging.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 09:53 PM (T1005)

538 Toucan Sam, you leap on the back of the wind, Loadstone to assorted fruit flavors Phoenix of the dawn, one smile! We gave you, Toucan Sam, life. You, Toucan Sam, give us loops of fruit. Fruity Loops, fruit loopies! Swimming in the churning, frothy sea of milk. Kellogg's a appreciates consumer comments P.O. Box 221 Battle Creek, Michigan A prism of fruity color, a cornucopia of over forty fruity tastes. The orange, the apple, the grape, the pomegranate, The quince, the kumquat, the kiwi, the plantain, the guava....

Posted by: Maya Angelou at April 29, 2015 09:55 PM (Ze/uu)

539 Disney Channel Presents: THE SWJ MUSIC MAN Starring: Alec Baldwin Olivia Wilde Sean Penn and ... John Waters ~!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 09:58 PM (KhFZp)

540 528: Drats. No one can keep a secret anymore.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at April 29, 2015 09:58 PM (20X6f)

541 539: Please stop

Posted by: Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz at April 29, 2015 10:00 PM (20X6f)

542 TToucan Sam, you leap on the back of the wind, Loadstone to assorted fruit flavors Phoenix of the dawn, one smile! We gave you, Toucan Sam, life. You, Toucan Sam, give us loops of fruit. Fruity Loops, fruit loopies! Swimming in the churning, frothy sea of milk. Kellogg's a appreciates consumer comments P.O. Box 221 Battle Creek, Michigan A prism of fruity color, a cornucopia of over forty fruity tastes. The orange, the apple, the grape, the pomegranate, The quince, the kumquat, the kiwi, the plantain, the guava.... Posted by: Maya Angelou at April 30, 2015 02:55 AM (Ze/uu) A retort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySXrmvfBNGw

Posted by: Toucan, Son of Sam at April 29, 2015 10:01 PM (0Ew3K)

543 543 Good Lord, that video makes the songs by Wesley Willis sound coherent in comparison.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at April 29, 2015 10:08 PM (Ze/uu)

544 I know why the caged Toucan Sam gives loops!

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 10:10 PM (nSOh+)

545 Lions have manes, and Zebra have stripes, Come the Liberal Fascism, We'll be lucky to be treated like animals ...

Posted by: Adriane the Roundabout by Yes Fan ... at April 29, 2015 10:17 PM (nSOh+)

546 543 Good Lord, that video makes the songs by Wesley Willis sound coherent in comparison. Posted by: Landofskybluewater W.W. RIP Also Kevin and Bean, Sooon...

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 10:18 PM (KhFZp)

547 Are trigger warnings permitted within safe spaces?

Posted by: Suzie Snowflake at April 29, 2015 10:22 PM (3F6F8)

548 547 I had a friend who saw Wesley Willis perform live. He said it was just as bizarre as you'd imagine. RIP W.W. Rock n' roll McDonald's........rock n' roll McDonald's forever.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at April 29, 2015 10:32 PM (Ze/uu)

549 I live in CA and the only traffic circle I've come across is in Arcata. For those who don't know, Arcata is in Humboldt County and it's the home of Humboldt State University. A look at a photo of the Arcata Silly Council is a look at a composite of every Deadhead that has ever followed that band around the country. There's little wonder they would decide to put in traffic circles. They're so European.

Posted by: Hank at April 29, 2015 10:37 PM (mb+j8)

550 I had a friend who saw Wesley Willis perform live. He said it was just as bizarre as you'd imagine. RIP W.W. Rock n' roll McDonald's........rock n' roll McDonald's forever. Posted by: Landofskybluewater Yeah, at one of the KROQ concerts. Didn't go to that one.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2015 10:37 PM (KhFZp)

551 Some parts worked better than other parts. Broderick did a great job for a High School musical, but just isn't half the cynical, blown-out, old, experienced, and tired grifter that Robert Preston could be without even trying. That Preston originated the role on stage and on Broadway leaves some huge shoes to fill, and, well.....



On the flip side, the kid who did Winthrop arguably did a better job than Opie. And casting more ordinary-figured people as Marcellus Washburn and Ethel Toffelmier gave the roles more nuance and depth [and also highlighted how many times Marcellus accidentally says "Greg"].



That River City somehow became 14% African-American between films is slightly jarring, and actually works against the structure of the play -- the idea that all Iowans are a bunch of stubborn rubes who act like clones but have good hearts isn't furthered through diversity programs.



To close with a final bit that really changed the meaning in an odd way -- the mayor and his wife were portrayed as decidedly younger in the newer version. This may not have been younger in terms of a calendar, but certainly in terms of career arc.



The older movie portrayed Mayor Shinn as a guy who was maybe 60 with an expected lifespan of 70 (the actor was actually 61 and passed away at 74). The newer one portrays him as a guy who was maybe 50 with an expected lifespan of 85 (the actor was actually 54 and is still alive). The wives are correspondingly portrayed.



But what that means is that a lot of Mayor Shinn's lines in the 1962 movie that sound forgetful or uncaring or absentminded.....sound secretive, duplicitous, conniving, and manipulative in the 2003 version. Instead of being a kindly old fart elected Mayor because he's outlived his contemporaries [and is not expecting to outlive much more], the mayor has to have schemed his way to power through focused pursuit.


Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 10:40 PM (T1005)

552 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WDkdZ6QvXY

my fav Yes

fav Devo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwx_Qq56YTA

Posted by: bill-o at April 29, 2015 10:43 PM (nE/OV)

553 550 I live in CA and the only traffic circle I've come across is in Arcata. For those who don't know, Arcata is in Humboldt County and it's the home of Humboldt State University.
A look at a photo of the Arcata Silly Council is a look at a composite of every Deadhead that has ever followed that band around the country.
There's little wonder they would decide to put in traffic circles. They're so European.

Posted by: Hank at April 30, 2015 03:37 AM (mb+j



In 2012, the first traffic circle in all of Santa Clara was installed a few blocks from my home. To my knowledge, there have been no deaths yet -- but I have personally witnessed a number of worrisome incidents.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 10:44 PM (T1005)

554 Hey, I used to live in mountain view.

I grew up in NJ, so i had long experience with traffic circles.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 29, 2015 11:17 PM (LWu6U)

555 555 Hey, I used to live in mountain view.

I grew up in NJ, so i had long experience with traffic circles.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 30, 2015 04:17 AM (LWu6U)



I used to live in MV, myself -- in fact, I lived there when I met the fiancee.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 11:21 PM (T1005)

556 i lived overlooking moffet field. before that i lived in sunnyvale, in the pacific inn. (for a year!) on the street they cut in half for the mall.


fiancee, so i guess not married yet?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 29, 2015 11:31 PM (LWu6U)

557 Got a true believer in the Black Muslim "Yakub" call me "Demon cave trash"! http://bit.ly/1Fzq4YF

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalhat) at April 29, 2015 11:35 PM (0Ew3K)

558 557 i lived overlooking moffet field. before that i lived in sunnyvale, in the pacific inn. (for a year!) on the street they cut in half for the mall.


fiancee, so i guess not married yet?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 30, 2015 04:31 AM (LWu6U)



Better Half for more than a quarter-century, fiancee since she decided she preferred it, wife when we're safely far away from California.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 11:35 PM (T1005)

559 LOL http://bit.ly/1FzqgHE

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalhat) at April 29, 2015 11:38 PM (0Ew3K)

560 560 LOL

http://bit.ly/1FzqgHE

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalhat) at April 30, 2015 04:38 AM (0Ew3K)



You should reply: "Holy shit a talking nuffin".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 11:40 PM (T1005)

561 >> wife when we're safely far away from California.

well, may God bless your relationship and mutual happiness.

It warms my heart to see long lasting couples.
No wait, that's the Johnny Walker.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 29, 2015 11:43 PM (LWu6U)

562 Well, I got chewed out at work yesterday. That happened. Today has to be better. Right? Right? RIGHT?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 29, 2015 11:43 PM (pGuFw)

563 562 >> wife when we're safely far away from California.

well, may God bless your relationship and mutual happiness.

It warms my heart to see long lasting couples.
No wait, that's the Johnny Walker.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 30, 2015 04:43 AM (LWu6U)



Back in the day, there were years when we might have paid $4000 more income tax had we been married -- and, as executives, were threatened with potentially ruinous lawsuits that might have left us both destitute for the alleged sins of one. We stayed together through those years and soothed our disappointments with dive vacations to Fiji and Roatan, secure in knowing that we could crash on the other's couch if we had to file bankruptcy.



But not everywhere is as nutso as California.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 11:52 PM (T1005)

564 563 Well, I got chewed out at work yesterday. That happened. Today has to be better. Right?



Right?




RIGHT?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 04:43 AM (pGuFw)



What did they say they chewed you out for doing/not-doing? What were you really chewed-out for doing/not-doing?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2015 11:55 PM (T1005)

565 For working too many hours....they considered unnecessarily. I thought about amending my paycheck as a gesture, but I worked those hours, so....I don't think I did anything wrong. So, I really don't know what to do.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 29, 2015 11:58 PM (pGuFw)

566 566 For working too many hours....they considered unnecessarily.

I thought about amending my paycheck as a gesture, but I worked those hours, so....I don't think I did anything wrong. So, I really don't know what to do.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 04:58 AM (pGuFw)



Let me tell you a little something from my own personal experience, and you can decide whether this applies to you or not.



I used to work in public accounting as a staff accountant. This, BTW, sukz ballz.



On even-numbered days of the month, I'd regularly get called-in to partners' offices and flailed for having too few billable hours in a month -- I was making about $15/hour and being charged to clients at $60, so if I only had 100 billable hours in a month, the partners only made $4500 out of my carcass.....but if I had 150 billable hours, they would make $6750.



But on odd-numbered days of the month, they'd call me into their offices to chastise me for having the temerity to charge 20 hours to client X's job, when they'd promised client X that it should only cost $600 to fix his problem.



You can probably see the situation -- I was simultaneously being reamed under the excuse that I was simultaneously more or less efficient than the firm required me to be......but I was actually being reamed because the partners couldn't estimate the time on their jobs out of wet paper bags with AK-47s if their lives depended on it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)

567 566 For working too many hours....they considered unnecessarily.

I thought about amending my paycheck as a gesture, but I worked those hours, so....I don't think I did anything wrong. So, I really don't know what to do.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 04:58 AM (pGuFw)



I guess another way to look at it is -- does your firm suck at estimating, or did you actually underperform? If you are confident in your level of performance, you should [tactfully] call them on their own failures.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 12:19 AM (T1005)

568 Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 05:19 AM (T1005) T1005? Is this the result of some new level of AoSHQ membership? Diamond? Unobtanium?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2015 12:22 AM (Zu3d9)

569 I remember going to Sunnyvale in '63 with my parents to see someone we met at Tachikawa A.F.B. He was out of the A.F. and worked at Moffitt as a NASA engineer. He designed some experiments the astronauts were supposed to do during flight in the Mercury program. One was a capsule with multiple chambers with sea urchins inside. Carpenter was supposed to turn a valve at certain points in space that would release a preservative into a chamber, freezing the sea urchin at that stage. The family friend was pissed at Carpenter for intentionally breaking the valve because he said he had too much other shit to worry about. I don't blame him. The family friend said, "That fugger. I tested that valve to 30# of torque and it didn't break". I laughed.

Posted by: Hank at April 30, 2015 12:23 AM (mb+j8)

570 I remember going to Sunnyvale in '63 with my parents to see someone we met at Tachikawa A.F.B. He was out of the A.F. and worked at Moffitt as a NASA engineer. He designed some experiments the astronauts were supposed to do during flight in the Mercury program. One was a capsule with multiple chambers with sea urchins inside. Carpenter was supposed to turn a valve at certain points in space that would release a preservative into a chamber, freezing the sea urchin at that stage. The family friend was pissed at Carpenter for intentionally breaking the valve because he said he had too much other shit to worry about. I don't blame him. The family friend said, "That fugger. I tested that valve to 30# of torque and it didn't break". I laughed.

Posted by: Hank at April 30, 2015 12:23 AM (mb+j8)

571 569 Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 05:19 AM (T1005)

T1005?

Is this the result of some new level of AoSHQ membership?

Diamond? Unobtanium?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2015 05:22 AM (Zu3d9)




I think it's one of Pixy's hamsters having dystopian fantasies. I didn't ask for it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 12:24 AM (T1005)

572 Oops. Double post...sorry 'bout that.

Posted by: Hank at April 30, 2015 12:27 AM (mb+j8)

573 Kelly Brook. Ho Lee Fuq, even my wife said she'd hit it. Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 29, 2015 10:16 PM (xInes) ********* What is the sound of me hitting it?

Posted by: Zen Bruce Jenner at April 30, 2015 12:35 AM (cIoI4)

574 @568 Not really either, imo. I think this all stems from some jealousy of coworkers who don't have the opportunity to get as many hours as I do. I was followed a week and a half ago, so this comes on the tail end of that.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 12:36 AM (pGuFw)

575 575 @568

Not really either, imo.

I think this all stems from some jealousy of coworkers who don't have the opportunity to get as many hours as I do.

I was followed a week and a half ago, so this comes on the tail end of that.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 05:36 AM (pGuFw)




What do you do, if you don't mind me asking?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 12:38 AM (T1005)

576 Well, I do a lot of things. Mainly clerical work, but I have 3 or 4 different departments I manage.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 12:41 AM (pGuFw)

577 577 Well, I do a lot of things.

Mainly clerical work, but I have 3 or 4 different departments I manage.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 05:41 AM (pGuFw)



How 'bout industry/function -- as in "equipment manufacture / finance".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 12:45 AM (T1005)

578 *conk*

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2015 12:54 AM (T1005)

579 I grew up in NJ, so i had long experience with traffic circles. Ah yes, NJ traffic circles. Bad but not the worst. For that you must venture to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Rent a stick shift vehicle. Now you're sitting on the 'wrong' side of the car, stick shift in the 'wrong' hand. You pull out onto the highway and now drive on the 'wrong' side of the road. Within a half mile you approach a traffic circle. I'm surprised there are not 100's of white crosses with tourists names,and burned out rental cars by the side of the road.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at April 30, 2015 01:09 AM (xQX/f)

580 G'morning, all

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 01:19 AM (VPLuQ)

581 The responsibility 2 protect does not extend within the space to destroy.

Posted by: Samantha Powers at April 30, 2015 01:34 AM (3F6F8)

582 So this is Tardy Thursday?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2015 01:43 AM (CwVOr)

583 I'm surprised there are not 100's of white crosses with tourists names,and burned out rental cars by the side of the road.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at April 30, 2015 06:09 AM (xQX/f)

The highlands of Scotland. 1986. The next day we had a hired driver. I thought I could drive anything. From a harvester to a sports car to a donkey cart. I was wrong.

Posted by: Lester at April 30, 2015 01:45 AM (2UPXV)

584

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A prisoner in the van with Freddie Gray states that he believes Gray was attempting to hurt himself while in police custody. (CNN)

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 01:47 AM (fwARV)

585 A prisoner in the van with Freddie Gray states that he believes Gray was attempting to hurt himself while in police custody. (CNN) Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 06:47 AM (fwARV) Yep. Going for the police brutality charges. OOPS!

Posted by: RickZ at April 30, 2015 01:48 AM (hK3UK)

586 A prisoner in the van with Freddie Gray states that he believes Gray was attempting to hurt himself while in police custody. (CNN) Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 06:47 AM (fwARV) This should get interesting, do we have toxicology report as well?

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 01:49 AM (KTiWT)

587 Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 06:49 AM (KTiWT)

Not that I've seen, but that doesn't mean 'no.'

What I find absolutely awesome about all of this is the fact (and yes, it's a fact) that we're only now starting to find out the true details of the case and yet Baltimore's been burning for a week.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 01:51 AM (fwARV)

588 The problem is *lifts hammer* there's not enough *strikes server repeatedly* accountability *wrestles hard drive from server* by the police *strikes hard drive with hammer* and that is why *removes individual hard drive platters* all police *drops hard drive platters in acid* should have body cameras. This lawlessness must end.

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton [/i] at April 30, 2015 01:54 AM (xQX/f)

589 Yep. Going for the police brutality charges. OOPS! Posted by: RickZ at April 30, 2015 06:48 AM (hK3UK) *** Next step: suicide vests?

Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at April 30, 2015 01:54 AM (cIoI4)

590 Where's de crews?G?

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 01:55 AM (wlDny)

591 What I find absolutely awesome about all of this is the fact (and yes, it's a fact) that we're only now starting to find out the true details of the case and yet Baltimore's been burning for a week. Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 06:51 AM (fwARV) Facts be damned, especially when they don't fit the narrative. I'm sure they are even afraid to release the report, because it will start a whole new shit storm. Only this time I don't think the NG will run away from the rock throwers.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 01:58 AM (KTiWT)

592 NG= National Guard, just to be clear.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 01:59 AM (KTiWT)

593 he idiots that are rioting base their actions on their perception of truth. Yet the response to the other prisoners statement is usually, "How does he know, he couldn't see Freddy on the other side of the interior divider wall. Hands up, don't shoot was based on a lie Chances are that much of the presumed facts concerning Freddy Gray will turn out to be false. But the one thing for certain with those clowns is that Toya was perpetuating the circle of violence by slapping her son upside the head, and dragging him out of that crowd on national tv.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 02:01 AM (VPLuQ)

594 Only this time I don't think the NG will run away from the rock throwers.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 06:58 AM (KTiWT)

I'm torn on this.

On the one hand, I don't truly believe that the US military, in any form, would open up on civilians, no matter how riotous, unless they were engaged by small arms.

On the other, nobody in Wisconsin had a problem kicking in every door they were ordered to kick in.  Not one single officer refused to raid innocent homes to achieve political ends.

So... I hope they run from the rock throwers.

The alternative is worse.

If you ask me where I'd draw the line - where'd I'd feel the NG should stand and fight... I don't have an answer.  I truly don't.

I'm not yet at the point where I believe, with any regularity, that we have to destroy this nation to save it.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:02 AM (fwARV)

595 I have to admit, I would have found it very amusing if Johns Hopkins had burned to the ground after their microaggression hissy fit about the horrors of Chick-fil-a.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2015 02:05 AM (c+gwp)

596 I'm not yet at the point where I believe, with any regularity, that we have to destroy this nation to save it. Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 07:02 AM (fwARV) I see that point, but if the police or the NG are being assaulted and there is a real risk to their lives, then I believe they should have the right to fight back and not run. But as we have seen over the last few nights, there is a not a lot of violence going on in Baltimore because the punks know the NG is there and aren't as likely to stand down.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 02:06 AM (KTiWT)

597 Nearsider- You present a false choice. The guard also has the option of engaging hand to hand. If they have good training, they should generally win any melee. They work together in a phalanx while rioters riot. They snatch the loudest and the most belligerent.
It's an old tried and true formula.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at April 30, 2015 02:07 AM (i7JE3)

598 " I have to admit, I would have found it very amusing if Johns Hopkins had burned to the ground after their microaggression hissy fit about the horrors of Chick-fil-a." Chick-fil-a broke Freddy's neck, yo.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 02:07 AM (VPLuQ)

599 Le NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 02:10 AM (VPLuQ)

600 I believe they should have the right to fight back and not run. 

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 07:06 AM (KTiWT)


I believe that too.  Deeply.  I've BEEN in their boots, making that decision.  Not in the States, of course, but the principle is the same.

The thing is, I also believe the US military using force on US soil against US citizens is a HUGE line.  I don't want it crossed lightly.

If that means Baltimore gets a few more blocks burned out, so be it.

If they fire into the crowd, the whole country will burn.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (fwARV)

601 It's an old tried and true formula.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at April 30, 2015 07:07 AM (i7JE3)

I'd love to see them working the phalanx through the crowd, busting heads as necessary, detaining as necessary.

Should the rioters get crazy, that may be the best answer.

Let's be honest though - there are more than a few rioters who are armed and who would love to strike a blow against The Man.

It's not the hand-to-hand that concerns me.  It's what happens when the shooting starts.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:14 AM (fwARV)

602 Clarifying my above:  "I believe the US military using deadly force on US soil against US citizens..."

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:14 AM (fwARV)

603 If that means Baltimore gets a few more blocks burned out, so be it. If they fire into the crowd, the whole country will burn. Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 07:12 AM (fwARV) I agree, that if one person gets shot by the NG, all hell will break loose and the country will burn. I'm just not sure that the country isn't already burning. I'll have to think on that one.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 02:16 AM (KTiWT)

604  I'm just not sure that the country isn't already burning. I'll have to think on that one.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 07:16 AM (KTiWT)

And that right there is the only question that really matters.

If it's already burning, we've got a solemn duty to put out the fires by removing the combustible materials.

If it's not already burning, we've got a solemn duty to not be the ones who light the match.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:18 AM (fwARV)

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